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For Congress.
Mr. Editor - Please nounce the Hon.
JOHN MOORE as a Candidte for re-election
to Congress, subject to the decision of a Whig
Convention. MANY VOTERS.
For State Senators.
Mr. Editor-Please announce that Judge
W. T. PALFREY will be supported for the
State Senate at the November election by
Mr. Editor-You will please annonce that I
am a candidate for the State Senate at the next
November election. H. C. WILSON.
For Sheriff,
7 We are are authorised to announce the
..me of WM. F. HAIF LEIGH, uas a candidate
fo relection, for the office of Sherif. *
For Clerk,
7 We are authorised to announce Mr. J.
VICTOR FOURMY, ua a candidate for rilee
ioa for the office of Clerk of the :4th Judicial
District Court
Mr. Bs or-Pease announce in your paper
that Judge J. A. DUMAKTRAIT, will be
supported for the offce of Recorder, at the No
vember election, by MANY VOTERS.
For Assessor.
f7- We are asthorised to sanounce W IL
SON M'KERALL as a candidat for Parish
Assessor at the November election.
]7- At the whig meeting held in
the Court House on Saturday the bth
inst., to appoint delegates to the Dis
trict Convention at Donaldsonville, and
the State Convention at Baton Rouge,
the following delegates were appointed
to the Congressional Convention:
Alfred Weeks, Dr. Dungan, D. L.
Rentrop, Wilson MoKerall, N. Ber.
wick, A Fuselier, J. V. Fourmy, L.
Grevemberg, W. T. Palfrey, Jr., Win.
Pumphrey, O. Corny, Albert Heaton,
W. F. Haifleigh, Thos. Wileeozon and
C. M. Charpentier.
On motion the delegates were in
stracted to vote for the Hon. John
Moore, as the candidate for Congress,
as long as his name be before the Con.
vention; but should it be withdrawn,
they are then left to their own discre
On motion, Wilson McKerall, R. B.
Brashear, Dr. Sanders, R. H. Day, E.
B. Olivier, A. Carlin, A. L. Fields, A.
W. Baker, J. A. Duomartrait, Addison
Pumphrey, Joshua Carey, E. Allen, A.
M. Stanley, A. Gates, Jos. Charpentier,
David Kerr, J. B. Lea, Thomas Martin,
and G. L Fuselier, were appointed to
attend the State Convention at Baton
Rouge on the 2d. Monday in August,
to nominate candidates for Auditor,
State Treasurer and superintendent of
Public Education.
No choice of eandidates was indicated
by the meeting.
Bewy gibbon, sq. aeted as Chair
man and H. C. Wilson, Esq. as Secre
Qr We learn from the Thibodaux
Minerva that the slave Anthony, who
was tried and foeund ilty of an assault
(with the intent to kill) on the overseer
of Mr. P. L Cox's plantation, in the
parish of Assumption, was exeouted
on the 8th inst.
Errcv or RatLaoAns.--t is stated
Sreliable sthority, that throughout
all the tates where internal improve.
meats have penetrated, there has been
a great advane is the price of lauds.
In many instances they have doubled
is~ eirr valua.
khw Mons or Gta sa..a-The St.
Lease oerrspondent of the- ikvaanah
Georgima says that a.singukr medd of
betiag is resorted to on Sairdy an the
wasters waler, em which day ther is
no cmrd playing allowed. The ga
blers sit around a table eech hbving a
lap of leaf sugar; a stake is pt ep
by the playes, sad l apon whose
lamp a y light wins the Upile."`
Thqy al kwid bes insmng them
selves upa this impetant OtOaL Tshe
excitement elra waxes high, the
.ly lers ever and sarued the
morsels sadecided upon which to feast.
T. be CUsaiered.
There is abroad in the parish at this
time a feeling of levity and indiffer
ence in reference to Legislative offices,
which unless checked by reflection
and timely action upon the part of
those who are largely interested in the
matter, will greatly impair the dignity
of the trust and fasten grievous bur
dens upon the parish. It is admitted
to be no healthy sign when a host of
candidates are seen rising up, clamor
ous for office, no matter what may be
its requirements or their qualifications,
and such an eruption on the body poli
tic is felt as a serious evil by all good
citizens. But even as it un
questionably is, is the apa
thy which is somea mitted to
take its place. Whes,ý itber of
candidates present thenielves-for the
popular suffrage, a discriminating pub
lic rarely fails to make the wisest .e
lection which the circumstances admit;
but when the educated and well in
formed resolutely hold back, any selec
tion from the crowd of pretenders, who
early or late will rush in to fill the void,
is certain to be bad.
Unfortunately for the times, there is
a large class in every community, who,
as the prime dogma of their faith, cher
ish the belief that the obtention of of
lice is the baptism which will atone for
the parsimony of nature in her gifts of
brains, and at the same time wash
away the defects of early opportuni
ties; that, securing the prefix of " Hon
orable" to their names will operate as
"a lamp to their feet, and a light to
their path" for all coming time; that
the Legislative Hall is another Patmos,
and every "Honorable" a veritable
Jokhn glowing with inspiration and "the
gift of tongues." It is a faith pler.te
ous in martyrs, not, however, "martyrs
of the broken heart," but of the tumid
head. They erect no altars except to
vanity, build no monuments but those
ot stupidity, and when the term of
their probation has drawn to a close
are remembered not as the glory, but
only the jest of the session. They have
crowded our Legislative Assembly so
long that it is a matter of wonder how
the delusion can find new proselytes
fresh material upon which to operate.
That St. Mary may1 do nothing towards
adding to the nuraber is " a consumma
tion devoutly tobe wished," and to this
and we will speak our mind freely.
A Represv;ntative is an authentic re
flection of the people from whom he
springs; an outward sign of the inter
nal affairs of the parish-its intelli
gence, morals, politics; he is the hand
on the dial of public affairs, indicating
the point to which they have arrived in
the great circle of progress. Whether
they will or not, his constituents are
lodged by the figure which he makes,
even as they are bound, for the time
being, by his votes. He is to deter
mine the amount, and the objects of
taxation; whether the State shall be
come a borrower, and for how much,
in brief-for the passage of all laws of
a general or local character, within
the restrictions of the Constitution, he
becomes an agent with plenary pow.
ers, subject to no restraint but his own
instructed or misguided sense of what
would be best for his constituents. We
submit, that it is of some importance
to this parish that her Representatives
should be men of intelligence, energy
and prudence.
In every day affairs, in any of the
industrial pursuits of life, when an in.
dividual presents himself for employ
ment, it is not considered "a fighting
matter" to ask something concerning
his qualifications for the purpose in
question, before entering into an en.
gagement. The rule is enforced by
common prudence. Everything that
sounds directly in dollars and cents
quickens the spirit of inquiry, and the
employer wants to be told something
more than that the applicant is"a
good fellow." The general reputation
of "a good fellown" may insure an au
dience to the happy person who revels
in this extraordinary title, but will not
of itself secure to him the post of an
overseer upon any respectable planta
tion. Other and more specifi qualifi-.
cations would be requisite to get for
him the job of " setting kettles," or the
"taking off" of a single crop. It
wouldt't begin to procure for him the
directory of a "brickyard," nor the
command of an expedition to the
swamp to "get out pieuns," if perad
venture merely U good fellows" could
ever be found willing to descen'dffro
their general superintendence of the
afairs of the world, to any sucr leuda
ble and praiseworthy pursuits. It is
presumed, then, that no man who hbee
brains enough to twit a gnat with infe
riority, will venture to assert that the
Iepresentative of a large agricultural
and trading community is not called to'
aMt in reference to mattert where in
tellignce, judgment, energy and fore
east me as much required a in any of
thei etmployments, and that equal prn.
deMne-seuld not obtain in making the
seleeties. The interests to be affected
by him, beesase more general, are not
less impeorta sand the serutiny ad
dressed to his qulfieostloes should, in
every ease, be direct land esaohing.-
Let thae be whigs of oearse:
bti5e ppespeity is the aggregate re
el t o individmul industry, energy aad,
emterprise. The best manifestations of
these are to be found is the cheoiethiat
is made of the agents necessary to the
diversified operations of Government,
and of those agents paramount in im
portance to the law-making power.
In brief; then, we would conjure our
fellow citizens to take the matter under
serious consideration, and to select for
Representatives none but steady, intel
ligent and enterprising men; men who
would reflect credibly upon the good
sense of the parish and relieve it from
the imposition of unjust and inconve
nient laws.
t Plain Dealer has his own opin
ions, and who shall say that he has not
a right to express them? The resolu
tion to which he refers may be found
among the proceedings of the whig
meeting, in another column.
MR. EDITOR--[ am told that at the
meeting held on the 9th, in Franklin,
to appoint delegates to the Donaldson
ville Convention, the gentlemer. named
as delegates were instructed to vote
for Judge Moore as Congressioml Can
didate " until he withdrew " or was se.
licted. I think there will be no at
tendance under such stringent instruc
tion-nor will it be necessary; since
the over~.ealous friend or friends of
Judge Moore, who got up the padlock
for the mouths of the delegates, might
just as well have sent over a resolution
of the meeting, in terms expressive of
the fact, "that the whigs of St. Mary
entered into the Convention to have
entirely their own way in it, irrespec
tive of the wishes of others-or, in oth
er words, voted for Judge Moore "first,
last, and all the time."
Are the Judge's pretensions of that
weighty and overpowering character
which distances all rivalry ? Is there
no room for a second choice? If so,
we, the humble catspaws and most hum
ble admirers of the luminary, may trust
to its inherent brightness to secure the
admiration of others-ergo. we need
not attend the mere pro forma rotation,
or record of the fact, unless for the pur
pose of his further glorification-to
swell the chorus of hozannas in his
Such instructions are not less disre
spectful to the other candidates and
members of the Convention from the
other parishes, than derogatory to the
members from St. Mary, anti instead
of effecting much for the candidate, I
fear will effect nothing.
flJ- The London Leader predicts a
European war, and soon. "England,
even," says the Leader, "has not yet
earned its peace." The Leader adds:
"We speak now of specific interna.
tional quarrels, which are at present in
the hands of diplomatists, the explosion
of which will be delayed as long as dis
creet advice can prevail in the councils
of the absolutist powers, but which
every day becomes more difficult of
despatch to the New Orleans Picayune,
dated July 8, states that at 2 o'clock
that morning the freight train which
left Wilmington for Philadelphia ran
into Brandywine creek, at the draw of
the bridge on the outskirts of the town.
The accident was caused by the
bridge tender going to sleep. He
heard the whistle of the train coming
out of Wilmington, and in his fright
does not know what he did. He thinks,
however, that he raised his lantern,
which was the proper signal that all
was right. Thus the officers of the
train were deceived and thought all
was right, and went ahead. The loco
motive, tender and two large platform
burthen cars were precipitated into the
creek, presenting a mass of ruins.
The engineer and fireman were drown.
ed. The conductor and other persons
on the train fortunately escaped. If it
had been a passenger train the acci
dent would have been equal tothe.Nor
walk catastrophe.
Gigantic Scheme.-The Natchez Cor.
rier says that the connection bet*een
New York and Liverpool-by railroad
to theextreme North-eastern point of
Nova Scotia, thence by steam to O.-i
way, being only 2,000 miles of ocean
navigation, and thence by railroad to
Dublin, and across the channel to Livw
erpool-is not unlikely to be accom
phshed. The New York Mirror states
that some of the shrewdest capitalists
of Wall street have taken hold of the
matter in earnest at this end of the
route, and are pushing the work vigor
ously forward to oompldlsm, while two
of the heaviest Londba houses have al
ready contracted fbr the building of
steamers to form the mait pert of this
connection. The road across Ireland,
it is said, will probably be fnished
within the year.
R.itustiuo.-The Washington Cono
ty Post says a chap in a certain village;
with whom he is a.quainted, having
had sanded sugar sold to him, inserted
in the weekly paper the following:
Notioe.-I purchased of a grocer in
thi illage a quantity of sugar from
wbidl obotained one poused of sand.
If therseal who chetbd me will send
to-my address seven pounds of good
sugaW, oripture measgeof restitution)
Swill be setihied; if abt I shall ex
pose him.
On the following day nine seven
pound packages of lstgr were left at
his residence from as many diferent
dealers, ease suppoain hiteelf the
pesoe. inteaded.
no more appropriate season than the
present for laying before our readers
the subjoined dissertation on pigs, from
the pen of N. P. Willis, and originally
published in the Home Journal. Much
of what he says is applicable to our
own town, if we may judge from the
complaints that have reached us with
in the last few days. One gentleman
declares his inability to prevent these
marauders from forcibly entering his
premises, and has come to the conclu
sion to shoot all those hereafter found
so trespassing. This, he says, is his
only protection-the sole remedy left
him-unless the proper authorities will
take the matter in hand. Now for the
promised extract :
The corner of Highland Terrace
which forms our neighborhood-(a clus
ter of three rural villages, cut off by
Moodna Creek and its toll bridge, from
the city-reach influences of Newburg)
-is charmingly primitive and rural.
With no pine-apples for sale, no fre.
quentation by the gentlemen and ladies
who make twenty-four hour excursions
from New York, no billiard-table and
newspaper, it is an eddy of still life,
left behind in unrippled simplicity by
the current of progress. Delightfully
unaffected and farmer-like as life here
abouts is, however, we have a class of
rowdies-rowdies with a twist to their
tails-and they overrule the law as ef
fectually as the rowdies of New York,
and by the same sort of tacit admission
in the mind of the public. The pig in
terest is too strong to be meddled with.
But the way in which the " higher
law." is openly claimed for these rural
rowdies in the very heart of our pretty
village of Canterbury for instance, is
very curious. Out of any one of those
nice white houses along the street, will
come the most dainty looking young
ladies, fresh from tasty parlors, and
mammas that take a magazine. The
pretty white fence encloses a little
garden, with flower-beds edged with
box, rose-bushes and lilacs. Door-bell,
or brass knocker, of course. Inside the
gate, all is "genteel." Outside the
gate however-in the street-on the
sidewalk-right before the front door
and under the parlor windows-stands
the family pig-trough. The family pigs
have the run of the village during the
day, and at night and morning they
come home for their own particular
swill-eaten, in the evening, perhaps,
while the piono is playing on the other
side of the pretty white fence. In dry
weather, when there is no bed of mud
in the carriage-track in the centre of
the street, the gentleman pig stretches
himself across the sidewalk toasleep;
and, on your way to the post-office. you
may walk around a score or more, or
take the middle of the street. You res
pect pig. You see pig. You smell
pig. But beautiful young ladies sit in
the windows, just over the fence.
The cottagers in the country around
would be less particular, of course, if
there were a way to be so. than the
more genteel villagers-but the pig
trough outside the gate is the unvary.
ing feature. And these gentlemen
outlaws know the country and take
long walks. Leave a bar down, or let
your visitors from curiosity (as happens
to me every day) forget to shut your
gate as they enter, and the pigs are all
over. They rooted up, for me, yester
day, a green slope, covered with laurels,
upon the beauty of which I had'parti
cularly set my heart, cherishing it for
a foreground to a picture some artist
will paint for me--and it took me and
my man an hour to get the unpunish.
able defacers out once more on the
highway. They get in at night. Here
and there one climbs a wall like a
clumsy boy, dragging it after him as
he goes over. The religious bearing
of this " hard trial" is perhaps the only
one that can be safely dwelt upon.
One does not say his prayers near so
easily, I find, after driving out pigs
morning and evening, nor begin very
immediately again, to " love his neigh.
bor as himself."
It is against the law-everybody
knows--for pigs to be turned loose on
a public highway. Any one of my,
daily trespassers could be lawfully
driven, by me, five miles to the near
est " pound"-I could then lawfully
take pains that the sheriff gave notice
to the owner that his pig was there
lawfully see that the poor animal was
kept from starving for the several days
before be might be taken away-law.
fully go four or five miles to attend the
justice's court, and appear as prosecu
tor-lawfully pay my owl expenses for
this two or three weeks of trouble,
travel and vexation-and lawfully make
an enemy for life of the owner of the
trespassing swine, who would perhaps
have a dollar of fine to pay, in conse.
qnence of my prosecation of him. All
this it costs to follow ap onm trespass
by one pig. Pig enderance costs less.
But the village of Newburgh only
feur miles from as, has otlived this
stage of progress. PIg.vagrancy has
been put down in its beaQtifal streets
owing, however, to the resolute public
spirit of a single individual. Downing,
to whom the country owes so much for
its advances of refinement and embel
lishment, undertook to suppress pig at
Newburgh, where he resided. He
was told it was Quixotic-that the time
money and trouble it would cost might
ruin him-that his grounds would be
disfigured, his trees girdled, and his
garden of precious plants torn in pieces
by the unforiated people-that the
poor had no place to keep their pigs,
and there was much to be got by a
smart pig on the publil highway. His
self-interest, and pity for the pig propri
etor, were both appealed to. He per
severed, however, patiently and long
--and succeede}.
Now we want such a pig apostle at
Canterburyr-some pide spried gen
erous and kindly ma ho will make
himself remotely beloved and remem
bored by such a osesade of uwpopula
rity against the rowdies at our gtes.
We wait for him, as New York waits
for her pig-apostle. Let us make ready
to give their advents a welcome.
g7 It is now said to be doubtfhl
whether Mr. Buchanan will go out at
Minister to England.
[From the New York Tribune.]
Washing Clothes with Steam.
We lately visited the wash-room of
the St. Nicholas Hotel for the purpose
of witnessing the operation of cleansing
dirty linen by steam; without rubbing
it to rags or wearing out the hands of
the washer-woman. The operation is
simple, and the result perfect. The
clothes are washed and dried ready for
the ironer in less than thirty minutes.
One man and three woman do all the
washing for this hotel, amounting to
from 3,000 to 5,000 pieces a day, and
their labor is not half as severe as that
of a woman who rubs the dirt out of two
or three dozen pieces upon her hands
or the wash-boards.
To enable our female friends to un
derstand how this great labor-saving is I
effected, we will describe the machine
and its operations so far as we have the
A strong wooden cylinder, four feet
diameter, and four and a half feet long,
is mounted on a frame, so as to be
driven by a band on one end of the shaft.
This shaft is hollow, with pipes so con
nected with it that hot or cold water,
or steam, can be introduced at the op
tion of the person in charge. The cyl
inder being half full of water, a door at
one end is opened, and 300 to 500 pieces
of clothing are thrown in, with a suit
able quantity of soap, and an alkaline
fluid which assists in dissolving the
dirt and bleach the fabric, so that'
clothes after being washed in this man
ner increase in whiteness without hay.
ing the texture injured.
When the cylinder is changed it is
put in motion by a small steam engine,
and made to revolve slowly, frst one
way a few revolutions and then the
other, by which the clothes are thrown
from side to side, in and out and rirough'
the water. During this operatibn the
steam is let in through a double-mouth
pipe-somewhat in this shape-X--
which has one mouth in and one mouth
out of water; the steam entering the
water through the immersed end and
escaping through the other, by which
means it is made to pass through the
clothes, completely cleansing them ihb
fifteen or twenty minutes. The-steam
is now cut off, and the hot water drawn
through the waste pipe, and then cold
water introduced, which rinses the ar
ticles in a few more turns of the cylin.
der. They are now suffered to drain
until the operator is ready to take them
out, when they are'put into the drying
machine, which runs like a mill-stone,
and its operation may be understood
by supposing that mill-stone to be a
shallow tub, with wire net-work sides,
against which the clothes being placed
it is put in rapid motion, the air passing
in a strong current into the top and
bottom of the tub and out of the sides
carries all the moisture with it into the
outside case, from whence it runs away.
The length of time requisite to dry the
clothes, depends upon the rapidity of
the revolving tub. If it should run
3000 revolutions a minute, five to seven
minutes would be quite sufficient.
When there is not sufficient steam to
run the dryer with that speed, it re
quires double that. In washing and
drying there is nothing to injure the
fabric. Ladies' caps and laces are put
up in netting bags and are not rubbed
by hand or machine to chafe or tear
them in the least, but are cleansed
most perfectly.
It can readily be imagined what a
long line of wash tubs would be re
quired to wash 5,000 pieces a day, and
what a big clothes-yard to dry them
in; while here the wcrk is done by
four persons, who only occupy part of
a basement room, the other part being
occupied by the mangle, and ironing,
and folding tables. Adjoining are the
airing frames, which are hung with
clothes, and then shoved into a room.
steam-pipe heated, when they are com
pletely dried in a few minutes.
Small Family Machines-Almost the
first thought, after witnessing the ope
ration of this machine, was, can wash.
ing be done upon the same principle
in small families? To our inquiries
upon this point we have received the
following satisfactory information.
For common family use, hand ma
chines are made to cost from $40 to
$50, with which a woman can wash
fifty pieces at a time and complete 500
in a day without laboring severely.
For the purpose of washing, without
driving the machinery by steam, a
very small boiler will be sufficient. It
is not necessary to have a head of
water as that can be found in the
cylinder, which can be turned by horses
or any other convenient power. The
plan of cleansing clothes by steam is
not a new one, but it is contended by
the inventor that his process is an smi
provement upon all heretofore applied
to that purpose.
TAI Opelouss Road.-A letter from
New Orleans, written Iby Mr. David
Riker, of the firm of Hacker & Riker,
of Charleston, is quoted in the Charles
ton Meroury of the 8th. It states the
firm have made a contract with the
Board of Directors of the New Orleans,
Opeeousas and Groat Western Railroad
Company, to supply all the east iron
work that railroad may require, as also
all fhe cars, boel passenger and freight,
of aH kinds, and that in consequence
thereof they intend erecting a branch
establishment of their lhsiness at Al
giers, opposite lPew (rleat's.
Mr. Riker pronounces tfis railroad to
be one of the" best in' the West, the
grades in two hundred miles not being
five feet. It passes h'rouh one of the
most productive ptb of L onibiana,
and one which mihbt well be called
the gardens of t'eWeet. The iron has
already been lu.id on fifteen miles of
the track, and ib a few weeks it is ex
peoted that thb.',ve will be ready to
receive the rails.d. the rate of seven
miler per month.
IMeAUGUZTIOn.-The Crystal Palace,
at New York, was inaugurated on the
14th ibstant, in the presence of an im
mea.e assemblage, among whom were
Presidtent Pierce and other high funo
tionasi s. The ceremonies are regard
das the most imposing ever witnessed
thisrv After the opening speech which
was-delivered by the President of the
association, Gen. Pierce addressed the
Clippiags from our Exchanges.
The citizens of Tuscaloosa are seri
ously agitating the propriety of con
necting that city by railroad with the
Mobile and Ohio road. A meeting was
called to take place on the 4th to dis
cuss the subject.
It appears from the Pension bffice
report that land warrants hath been is
sued to the amount of nine m'illions
nine hundred and thirty-five thousand
three hundred and twenty acres.
The St. John, N. B., papers sr4er that
the attempt to enforce the Maine Li
quor Law in that prohiii e has proved
a failure. Some friends of the mea
sure having instituted prosecutions at
Richmond, their opponents, by way of
retaliation, procured a quantity of gun
powder, and blew the Temperance Hall
to atoms. Some uneasiness has been
produced at St. John in consequpince of
the reported arming of the Yankee
fishermen. The mackerel fishing at
the Magdalen Islands so far id'eViared
to nave been an utter failure.
The New Hampshire Legislature has
adjourned. aDring the session a very
stringent law was passed for the pre
vention of raitr6ad accidents and the
management of trains. All the propo
sitions concerning the sale of r,
together with several bank ' lo0a,
were postponed.
It wab recently dedided in England,;
ih a dase of the mate of the U. S. Maill
steamer Hermann, that where an officer'
of an American vessel is charged with'
committing an offence on board that:
vessel while she lies in a foreign port,
the ship may be boarded by the police
of the port, the officer arrested and cat
ried on shore, and the vessel deprived:
of his services for the voyage.
Richard W. Walker, the whig nomi
nee for Governor of the State of Ala
bama, has written a letter withdraw
ing his name from the canvass, bein
physically unable to undertake the du
ty. The Montgomery Journal substi:"
tutes the name of Mr. Eaest, but the'
Mobile Advertiser' contiiiues that of
Mr. Walkei, and advises the Wbigs'to.
vote for him, nevertheless.
One thoesand lives have' lben des
troyed by an earthquake iA Persia, at
the city of Shiraz, on the I5th ult.
Half a million of ounces of gold
were shipped from Australia from the
1st of Januafy; 1853, to the 8th of
At the recejt': mreeting of the stock
holders of the Washington and New
Orleans Telegrqph Company, held at
Washington;, W. O. Thomas and R.
Geddes, werh'eleoted Di.ectors of the
companyffor the city of New Orleans.
A lettirn just published of the ex
ports of'British manufactures to Turkey,
Russia and Australia in 1851, shows
the'akgregate value of the yearly ex
portt to both Austria and. Russia does
not amount to more than 15 per cent..
of the value of the exports to the
United States.
Seba Smith publishes a paper called
the "" Budget." One side is entitled the
' Lyvil," and edited by Mrs. E. Oakes
Smith. The True National Democrat
says "this is the first time the couple
have been on the same sheet for the
last two years."
A law has gone into operation in
Rhode Island prescribing 10 hours as a
legal day's work. It also forbids the
employment of children under 12 years
of age in any manufacturing establish-.
At the sale of the collection of auto
graphs, belonging to the Italian family
of Tuseli, and sold. the 15th, in London,
the signature of Washington to a docu-.
ment accrediting the American Minis.
ter to the first French Republic was.
sold for £1. 6s. We do not know who,
was the purchaser.
Pmfilghapman died in Philadelphia
on the st inst., at the venrrable age of
74 years. He was connesed with the
Pennsylvania University u)ards of 40
years. .
A shocking accident occurred in
Richmond, Vt., on the Ist inst. The'
neck of a Mr. Mason came in contact'
with a circular saw. which instantly
severed his head from his body.
George Ankeobuer, of Cincinnati,.
has constructed a model for monuments -
of pine blocks, which isonine feet high'
and two feet ten inches square, put to
gether without either nails or glue.
The editor of the Newburyport Union '
has been presented with an arm chair,
110 years old, and for a long time said
to have been in the possession of the
eccentric Lord Timothy Dexter.
The New York Herald, of the 5th;
inst., states that on Change in that city'
much complaint was made among th.'
merchants of the putting of Mr. Nes.
bitt's name on the new envelopes.
The Washington RepMblie annouaseer
the arrival in Washington City on the
5th, of Judge Campbell, of the U. Si
Supreme Court, and C. M Conrad, of
Louisiana, late Secretary of War.
Hon Albert Pillsbury has been nomd"
nated for Governor by the Maine Demoe
cratic State Convention.
The Fourth of July was celebrated
at Tarrytown, N. Y, by laying the cor
ner stone of a monument to desiguat"
the spot where Major Andre was cap.
The editors and publishers in Ohio"
are to hold a State Convention in Co-
lumbus on the 10th of next January.
The Roman Catholic papers of Moen
treal say that Gavazzi s now in Tls-
cany, and that the Gavazzi of this
country is an impostor.
Dr. A. B. Crane was mortally wound
ed in a rencounter at the Oriental Ho
tel, San Francisco, on the morning of
the 11th nlt. The deceased was from
Alexandria, Louisiana, and a sa of
Judge Crane, of Mississippi.
SThe most scces.fal whali
voyage, and the one which amonuptb
to the most money, is that of the 'sip
Moatrsa, Captain Fish, recently airir
ed at New Bedford. She war absea
thirty-two months and iftft, days
and daring that time she-obtained a
cargo which sold. oo het. retnr ip
$136,023 19.

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