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THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL,
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WM. H. CHANDLER 5c CO. The Tri-Wesklv Jocrsal is published on Tues days. Thursdays, and iiaiurdsys, at $4,00 per annum, in advance. Thn Weekly Journal is published on Thursdays, at -,00 per annum, in advance. FOR PRESIDENT: ZACHAHY TAYLOR. CITY OF EVANSVILLE SATURDAY, OCTODEIt 2, 184T. 03" See first and fourth pages for miscella neous matter. CTT WANTED A lad 14 to 16 years of age is wanted at this office as an apprentice. RUMORS ANOTHER BATTLE CITY OF MEXICO IN POSSESSION OF GENERAL SJJOTT SANTA ANNA WOUNDED PAREDES KILLED Great Loss in Kill ed AND Wci'SDED ON BOTH SIDES. The following rumor of another great Battle was received iu our city this morning, through Mr. Burnett, a citizen of this place, who came pas.-engcr on uie northern i-.gAr. lie says the news was brought to New Orleans on last Saturday, 25th ult, at 5 o'clock, P. M., and that he left the city about two hours after wards. Mr. B. had an extra published in New Orleans, giving the particulars of the bat tle, but unfortunately it was taken from his Mate-room, before the boat got to this city.- The next steamer up will bring us a full ac count of this battle. The bombardment of the city commenced oil the 26th and continued for three days; on the 28th the American Army took possession of the Mexican Capitol. The loss on the side of the Americans is supposed to be 14,00, that of the Mexicans four to one, or 5,600. Santa Anna is said to be wounded in the shoulder Gen. Paredes killed. bliould the above rumor prove true, our readers shall have the particulars, as soon as possible after their receipt, in an Extra. Hon. Robt. C. Winthrop, Representative of the city of Boston iu Congress, returned in the Britannia from a tour in Europe, has re ceived a hearty welcome from his constituents OCT" We understand that the posts of the telegraph hue are up to within four miles of Corydou. The sickness among the Immigrants at Que bec and Montreal, continues, and is truly ap palling. Up to the 8th inst., it is stated, up wards of five thousand deaths had occurred at the two places. Thibtieth Congbess. The N. Y. Journal of Commerce says: The election of four Demo crats to fill the vacancies in the Congressional delegation from Maine, makes the total number of Representatives elected to this date 212, viz: 112 Whigsand 100 Democrats. Sixteen mem bers remain to be elected, viz: 1 in Ohio, 1 in Michigan, 6 in Maryland, 4 iu Louisiana, and 4 in Mississppi. Should these sixteen mem bers be of the same politics as their predeces sors in the last Congress, the full House would compromise 115 Whigs, (including Levin, Na live, of Philadelphia,) and 113 Democrats. Of the 26 States which have already chosen their delegations, 12 have chosen a majority of Democrats, 11a majority of Whigs, and 3 are tied, the delegations bt-ing equally divided. Two of the three remaining States will most probably elect a majority of Democrats, while lhe third (Maryland) may be a tie, or possibly may elect a majority of Wliigs. When the election of President devolves upon the House the votes are given by States; Arkansas and Delaware with their one member each having the same voice as New York and Pennsylvania. Two hundred boxes of arms and accoutre ments for the Kentucky and Indiana regiments of volunteers, arrived here yesterday from Pitts burg. We understand that those for Kentuc kjgo to Louisville, and the remainder to Mad son, Indiana. Cin. Enq. CCTirCol. Freemonthas returned to Washing ton from his visit to South Carolina, and Gen. Kearney left Washington for New York, and will probably proceed from hence to St. Louis THE FOURTH INDIANA REGIMENT. IVe have been kindly favored, says the Louis ville Courier, by a friend, with a night of a let ter from an officer in this regiment, dated Mouth of Rio Grande, Sept. 3d. The whole regiment had at that time arrived there on their way to Vera Cruz. The followingextractfrom the letter shows that an uupleasant dj fficulty e .Lis in the regiment: "There is at present considerable excitetaant iu camp concerning the Muster Roll. It is required-hat when the soldier receives his pay he aihxes his name to a muster 11011, wnicn ue clares that he volunteered lor during the war without reference toone, five (h any other num ber cf years. This regiment declares and swears it enters Uie service on no such condi tion, and therefore will not subscribe to it. On the other hand, the pay department declares that unless they ito subscribe their names to ucna muster roll they shall draw no pay. The answer of the voiunteeris "Jo to h 1 with your pay!" There are about one hundred and fifty in thisiegiment unfit for duty." OCT" The following report of the Battle of Buena Vista, is from the pen of Capt. Osbobn, of Clay co. This report has been called forth at the urgent solicitation of many of the warm friends of Capt. O. From the Wabash Express. REPORT OF CAPTAIN OS BORN AT THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA. Buena VisTA.ilcjrico, May IS, 1847. General: I have the honor to submit the following report of my command at the Battle of Buena Vista, on the 22dand 23d of Febru ary last: At about 2 o'clock, our Rifle Battalion, com manded by Major Gorman, was drawn up in line of ba' tie near the foot of the mountain, with orders to resist any force of the enemy that might attempt to flank us on the heights. In a few minutes the enemy's Battery com menced throw ins bombs in the direction of our line, which , however, did not reach us by some. 200 yards. At this time Col. Marshall had dismounted a portion of his Cavalry and ordered them on to a spur of the mountain on our left, where a large body of the enemy's In fantry made their appearance in front and to the right ot the Cavalry. Col.'- Marshall then ordered Major Gorman to take possession of a height in Iront of the enemy, with two com panies, which was promptly obeyed by Capt. Sluss and my command. Immediately on our the enemy op ened on us a brisk fire, which was kept up by both parties until dark, when we retired to the foot of the mountain, where we laid on the field all night. At the break of day, the whole Indiana Rifle Battalion ascended the same spur of the moun tain, my command on the extreme right, where the enemy opened a tremendous fire upon us (the enemy having received large reinforce ments during the night,) which w as promptly returned by our troops and continued until be tween 10 and 11 o'clock, a. m. , myself andeight or nine men being wounded in the time. At this time, the enemy had forced the left flank of our troops on the plain, and at least six times our number were within from 40 to 60 yards " r V 1 !(. 11 1.1' in our iroiu, wnen we were oruereu to iau uacn and rally on the reserve, every man having de hberately discharged his piece most ol my command having six loads in theirs. We re tired to the fool of the mountain, and crossed a ravine; we formed in line, and here, to my astonishment, 1 saw that the Kentucky Caval ry had retired to the right, and that a body of the enemies Lancers was immediately in trout oi tne ground tne uavalry occupied in ine mor- nnifir, when we ascended the mountain, and was coming in full speed at us. Major Gor man, at this moment, ordered us to march by the right tlank in doul enemy came so near t my company to march the right flank in double quick time, but the jian.ii u i 1.111,111 i Lniiir mi i rm ii ir iiiikm innL iiiiiriru ' -i r r- tr n v- r -.- .-.-. ..... lines that 1 ordered .... J . by the left flank, which .1 t . r.k i e the foot ofthemoun- caused us to move along tain; Capts. Walker's and Dunn's commands following in the same direction. Here we be came separated from Capt. Sluss' command and Major Gorman. In our retreat, for some distance the Lancers were close on us: we were forced several times to face about and fire on them, which generally, by the third fire from our Rifles, brought them to a halt, which kLi ,,. ir...L ' i a held them in check until the Kentucky and Ar- ! . r l a l oiim3 uiioiii uiiur iu uui assiMaui c, auu cu- abled us to get out of their reach. But when , we reai'iieu ulhjui nan uie distance lrum uie mountain to the rancho, (we being near one mile in advance of the enemy,) the Cavalry at the head of a ravine that rises in the plain, brought the Lancers to a halt; an officer rode "f l" uV" "i 'c upiiiiu" "a-i.uv. . t I 1.7 I r a - ; T - . . - muu7"' ",u lu "cu " M tr trinTf h hark unA sicut h f'avalrv t Ihia1 mi 1 1 - ; i a r -t i 1 :"VT:" " , r " V, "T ,.r. i poini, wiucu we uiu, ana lormea on ineir leu. r u i i j u- -Air We had scarcely arrived at this point before ,t, . i.. , j r u-r .u- t - 1 1 r. .i -j r .i w i should they be removed thither, the descent to and left us again in the midstof them. We!,..,-, i. , . . c,. T- immeJiatelv iumned down into this ravine i , . , , r , A: which sheltered us from the enemy, another u j r- i r i r body of Cavalry came from the direction of w.W,,-s w d rtiped. rr .., pursuit of the Lancers. Here Captain Walker r, in- rn t-. i and several of his men fell. Lieuts. Alexan - . i -a i . i i..-. der and Peck assisted me much in this attack, ; .nr;n ti. ,.,. and in covering the retreat When approaching near the rancho I observ- ,i . ki.. ., 1 tu i m ed a body of men under the command of Capt. - r.u oi o .ii- a' i Kosseau, of the 2d Regiment Indiana volun - teers, who were moving in the direction of the I inuuiuaui: 10 wnom 1 lmmeuiateiy proceeded to add my company. While doing so, Maj. Monroe, of the Artillery, rodaun and reouest - ed that the men might be kept there, as a large 1 1- l i r i. uuujr ui i-uuuers were approaciung io aiiacH ii. At his request Captain Rosseau moved the men in the direction of the buildings, and we form- ed in ahorse pound. Maj, Trail formed the 11- mois Riflemen on the the buildings, and in this position awailed the approach o the en emy, who were driving our cavalry before them. la a few minutes the Cavalry passed from be tween us and the Lancers, our troops held their fire until the enemy were within twenty yards of us. when they opened the fire on the ap proaching Lancers, driving thein back in great confusion, and caused them to disperse in ev ery direction. One portion of them rallied in a body at the foot of the mountain on the west whilst the other fell back on their lntantry at the foot of the mountain on the east. At this time Col. May with a squadron of Dragoons ar rived, which was immediately followed by two pieces of cannon, and fired on those that had formed on the west, which drove them over the mountain. At the request of Col. May, the men at the rancho marched to support the Artillery, the Infantry under the command of Capt. Rosseau, the Illinois Riflemen under the command of Maj. Trail and the Indiana Rifle men under'the command of Mai. Gorman, to attack the enemy at the mountain. On our ap proach, the enemy commenced retreating, and continued to retreat nntil they had finally re tired upon the main body while the Artillery, Infantry and Riflemen continued, at intervals to advance Col. May's Dragoons having been drawn off to other portions of the field. Du ring this advance tuey were frequently expos ed to the fire of the enemies' Artillery, which however, did but little execution. This ended the sevices on that memorable day. I wish particularly to call your attention to the fact that during the time of ourengagement on the 22d we were commanded by Col. Mar shall, of Kentucky, and Major Gorman, of In diana, and on the 23d by Maj. Gorman aloue. I would call to your attention Capt Ros seau, who, during the attack on the rancho, ac ted bravely and generally in its defence, and was mainly instrumental in rallying men and placing them in a position to successfully de- fend it. Also, Captain Dunn, of the 3d Indi ana Regiment, and Lieut. Peck, (now Captain,) who, during the action in the mountain nobly cheered and encouraged the men in defending their position against such tremenduous odds. Also to Lieuts. Rose, Alexander and Moore, of my own immediate command, who, during the whole engagement by their noble bravery and coolness, maintained the chararacter of good and efficient officers. And, in conclusion, I would say that the of ficers and men under every circumstance seem ed to be actuated alone by a desire to bear gal lantly aloft and save from any disgrace the Stars and Stripes of our glorious Union. ' Yours Respectfully, JOHN OSBORN, Captain. Co. C. 2d Reg't. Indiana Vols. To Brig. Gen. Lane. CCTThe Niw York Express, of Saturday says: Wall street, during the past week, has been a scene of unu sual interest. The steamer's news was of the most aeptable kind, partic ularly to all those who had remitted bills of Prime, Ward, & Co., who were interested in bills of their endorsemei.t. iPrevious to ths re ceipt of this news it was not believed by any one that the paper would be protected; but, on the contrary, that it would all be returned under protest. The result will shield a large class of buyers who had made remittances, and who expected to be losers. The result of these bills will have an important influence on the bill market, and will prevent the remittenceof nearly or quite half a million of dollars in ster ling. It is now stated with confidence, that the house referred to, have ample funds in En gland to meet all the bills that have gone for ward, and that a large surplus will ultimately be received back from London. This state of things, while it will relieve the English credi tor from any loss, will diminish the dividends to the American creditors, for is is not expec ted that there are sufficient assetts to pay all the indebtness of the house. Several failures have taken place during the past ween, but with the exception of one, which was occasioned by the fall of Harlem a . a . ' - railroad, they have been of small magnitude The failure of Bartlett has brought to light for geries to a large amount. Upward of 50,000 in notes, are floating in the streets, principally in the hands of individuals. The money market is rather easier than it has been. The offerings at banks are uncom iit. . . - . . . . . moniyngni. At some ot the largest banks in the street, the amount offered, on regular dis- count days, has been less than 810,000. The Washington Monument. Since the . . . , , ... . , .... "I;.. -A. B V' VVn, "T Ill 1 1 I 1 1 I I 1 1 1' UP (THl HU'I11 (11 I 1 1 f k V M M 1 1 (F :" ;.- " ; . . . . - tnn iVl nil n mon t A tr(niatmn m nuiir nitaracr i . . , -t .' , . .. ,.- : its success has been manifested in the different o. , u . . . . , oiaic.i iu viiii n u"f ma nave ultu biiuuiui.u. We earnestly hope that this great national work, begun so many years ago, and which has been suspended so long, may now, under new auspices, progress rapidly to completion. The . J..: c . :. t .ii . . i B' " A , a 1 ? 8r,D ,u ,T ijjf 1" A-1 as'J on0tlCin? t it m.b ce8 l'1fea ,-f a 8,I??d "rcular co onaded ; building. 2o0 feci in diameter. anJ 100 feet high; from which springs an obelisk shaft, 70 r . l nn f,i tftt . plpvat:oa ' fion f(fftt. high, making a This vast rotunda, forming the grand base of , the monument, is surrounded y JO columns of massive proportions, being 12 feet indiame i terand 45 feet high, elevated upon a lofty base of stylobate, of 20 feet elevation and 300 feet snrmoun,P(l v n PrUahl..,.,. 9f1 fl l j v high, and crowned by a massive balustrade, 15 - ..... . J --.vv, v teet in height. T ,i - , in me rt-uire ui uie monument is placed tne , k r vv.i,;( ' T.. .1 a -f .1 . . ... " " . . -.-niiiiiivii, iu i-.ciic his iiiiiaiun. lington, to receive his remains, "r , , V Bieps, ngnieci oy tne same ngnt wincn l iumines ins statue, i wi id mm.i ,n u i V j . hen this monument shall be completed, it , ,,.,......,,,., . ""'ycu1 ! sttSSS s ? fsssssiss, , .;,aa rru -.,-. .:n k Z .u times. 1 he monument will be worhy of him : .t,-c. k -.. jj tu . i in whose honor it is to be raised. The virtues ! f nc.. .,, , . . , ., . . , i i of tna most illustrious man that the world has seen will be worthily commemorated by the . . , magnificent monument ever erected by ! ,,r i u4 , iv ,1 r . r ' ' era telul hearts and hands. Jjouisville Jour .b i " .' wuimh ti niiAtnuA. ! 0n Saturday last, a gentleman brought into ! Portsmouth, from the Blobm Furnace, Scioto county, a part of an iron man, found in the ore htfll Thp .Wirt uittr traa tliAfi(-t tun A . r ' i ..- .v., . ni u yali ! of the 'PS- Having been converted into iron j b7 a gradual process, the minutest divisions, as Dciween ina toes, etc., were not visiDie; Dut I the general outline of the foot and ankle was palpable. f he spreading across the toes the general outline of the toes the heel ankle. etc., were perlectly plain. We were told that the head and arms were still more perfect! There could not be the least doubt of its having been a man. Nor is there much doubt of the manner in which it came into this condition. The body must originally have been petrified in lime; but of this there remains now only the outside incrustation, which will crumble off. What was the man, is now iron. By some natural process-the iron must have grown out of the lime, and here is a theme for geolo gists. How did this change take place? If we are right, and the facts seem to leave no room for doubt, this iron man would afford one of the most beautiful subjects for a eeologicJl lecture. The iron ore in which it is found is called the calcareous formation. The process ot itsiormation would be an instructive study Cincinnati Chron. A Nameless Angel. For upwards of year past, a strange lady has been in the habit of making a periodical visit to the Tombs and Alms House. lor the purpose ot hunting up, and providing employment for the more unfortun ate women of these institutions. The Com missioner informs us that she has accomplish ed much good and it is a singular fact, that he has never vet been able to ascertain her name She is a middle-aged lady, evidently of a good family. We caught a glimpse of her counten ance this morning, and were deeply impressed with its Christian-like loveliness. N. r. Express. CrPiracy on the const of Ireland is becoming com mon. The Bi iti-iU Admiralty has, ia consequence, ordered an'addition steam force. One vessel, corn la den, wi. attacked a few days since near InnUkea, but the assailants were driven off with the lossol four killed and several wounded. THE EDUCATION OF GIRLS. The following extract from a letter contain ed in that most excellent paper, the New York Commercial Advertiser, expresses the soundest and most sensible views on the important sub ject of the education of the younf; women, the future mothers of the Republic. We have al ways thought that our system of female educa tion in this country was very defective, in the entire neglect of the physical exercise, devel opment and improvement of the pupils. No one who has been abroad can fail to no tice the physical feebleness of American wo r ,u luc "fii V i' A comPansn " , the women of England or the continent. With I eoual intellect, sprightliness and health in i childhood and early youth, and with more of beauty, at the very time when the health should be most fnm, the intellect brightest and beauty j in the ascendant, as he has seen it in otherlanis,' the observer remarks the American woman to 1 have failed. An intelligent physician said. 1 the other day, that "every fourth woman kept w eek ending Monday Sept. 20th. her good health till she was forty; every four ; . hundredth woman her good looks." Without j The house of a man named Svvayne, near II- insisting upon the truth of so broad an asser- linoistown, III., was broken open and robbed tion, the fact is universally admitted that Am- nn ... o,u j i1 fQ,i10.f . c i i erican women, become prematurely old. Al-, n lb 8th' and the father of Mr' S' lowing all that is said about the influence of, A letter from Munich of the 25th, in the Ger- that is unsolved, in bringing about so univer- la Monteshas been created a Countess by the sal and disastrous a result. I believe this. will King of Bavaria, She takes the title of Coun be found to be injudicious early education and tes3 Landafeld, wLich was lhat ofa nob,e fc in this almost alone. The childhood of En- , . ., i w . glish and French women is spent in play.- ll? now extmct' U was sported at Munich Their girlhood in physical and mental exercise tliat a IarSe annual income is also secured to combined, the former always taking the pre- her. cedence, and always insisted upon,, even if it! , .. . , . , 4 . be to the entire neglect of the other. I , fT" hurn d trooP9 boun,i for California The English girl spends more than one-half left ew York on Monday, under command of of her waking hours in physical amusements, Lieut. Thomas E. Ketcham. . that is, in amusements which tend to develop, i and invigorate. ., rirvm ih hnlilr Mnn. She rides, walks, drives, rows upon the water, , runs, dances, play, swings, jump . the rope, thrnil'O Vf Vo 1 Kiirlo 4V.nA. .-; ,4 n 4 Via V-j- tl' I keeps up the shuttlecock, and all this without i u,arles 1Iotpl. ew Orleans, with but one o'.h having it forever impressed uponher mind that j er person at the table, so thinned offis the pop she is thereby wasting her time. She does ulation by fear of the epidemic. thi pvprr rlav until it frnmi n haliit u-Tiih 1 she willfollow un through life. Her frame. I as a necessary consequence, is larger, her mus cular system better developed, her nervous sys tem iu subordination to the physical, her strength more enduring, and the whole tone of her mind healthier. She may not know as much at the age of sev enteen a3 do(s the American girl; as a general thing she does not, but the growth of her intel lect has been stimulated by no hot-house cul ture, and though maturity comes later, it will last proportionably longer. Eight hours each day of mental application, for girls between the ages often and nineteen years or ten hours each day, as is required at the school of which I have spoken with two hours for meals, one for religious duties, and the remainder for sleep ing and physical exercise, are enough to break down the strongest constitution. The Science or Dunning. ;"I say Jacques, this dunning ia canity reduced to science and art. A bootmaker desired me to collect a bill of twenty dollars against a clergyman, the Rev. Mr. Truesdell; you know him Jacques! A man of talent great talent, great virtue particular friend of mine! Went to see him couldn't pay. Called the next day on his pretty wife fine wo man, finest eye in New York, got on the tender side oi ner sne promised to mane tne hus band pay; called the next day; wouldn't see ine. Well, went to church early like going to church: Truesdell was to preach, got a seat in the first pew, right straight in front of the pulpit. Sat quiet through prayers, till Trues dell got up in the pulpit to preach; then didn't I leap forward and rest my elbows on the front of the pew, and hold my chin up w ith both hands, ad didn't I fix my eyes upon him! Nev er stired them once looked right straight into the very middle of his forehead, like the mag natizersdo. No preaching that day. No preach ing at all; tried to do it but kept my eye on him, and he did not know what he was driving at. Everybody said it was the shortes sermon they'd ever heard. People went away I went, and thanked him for such a good seimon. Didn't he look pale and red? but he answered as quiet as a lamb; then I asked him'in a whisper, what time he would see me to-morrow. 'Nine o' clock,' says he, and away I went. Called this morning, just as the clock was striking nine; came to the door himself, looked doleful, as though he was going to read the burial ser vice. 1 put the bill into his hand, he put the money into mine, put his other on my shoulder, 'God bless you my son!' says ne 'Amen!' cried I. Great country this, fine preachers fine preachers!' North Carolina Gold. Constant devel opments of the richuess of the mines of North Carolina are occurring. We learn that the Hou. E. Deberry had at Troy, week before last, near 6 lbs. of gold in pieces, five of which weighed 5 lbs. 8oz.81,dwt. The largest weigh ed 1 lb. 11 oz. This was all found lately near Island Creek, in Montgomery county, on the lands of Mr. Deberry and Duncan McRae. Last year, near the same place, the same per son found several large pieces. Greensboro' Pat. (XT"hen tnat DUt fibrewd and quick witted genius, Samuel Weller, was asked the meaning of the word Monomania, he replied to the following effect: "When any poor fellow takes a piece of goods from a shop it is called theft : but if a wealthy lady does the same thing it is called monomania. Variety Exocoh. The editor of the New York Express noticed the following individuals on the route from the street to the office ol the Astor House: First, a band of Swiss minstrels with a monkey, then a blind man and hii doj, afterwards a poor crippled boy, lean ing on his crutch, and then two or three Indians who i vere oiTeting niocc.i-in and ba; for sale! ITEMS. Col. Hugh Ely has withdrawn from the Con gressional contest in the Third District of Maryland, leaving but two candidates in the field Mr. Ligon, Locofoco, and Mr. Philpot, Whig. Michigan. James M. Edmunds, of Wash tenaw county, for Governor.and H. L. Miller, of Saginaw, for Lieut. Governor, are the nomi nees of the Whig State Convention. The Whigs of Erie County, Pennsylvania, in ixinvention assembled, have nominated Henry Clay as their choice for the Presidency . ' C4,",uculJ m 1S48- The Aev 1 ork Tribune calls atten- tion to it as significant. " "Drop a line if you want to see me," as the fish said to the angler, There were 90 deaths in St. Louis during tha T, . . v-e oiiiisou, uie rostmaster uencraL IS seriously ill. A gentlemen writes that he dined at the St. A clmstia sbould be like a river, that fer tilizes while it runs carrying shins, and all that floats upon its bosom, along with it to the ocean. A woman's heart is the only true plate for a man's likeness. An instant gives the impres sion, and an age of sorrow and change cannot affect it. Death of Hon. Edward Eldridge. The Norwich (Ct.) Courier mentions the death of thisgeutleman. He was one of the most in fluential citizens of Connecticut. He died of 1 . apopiexy. ins age was o'Z years. Under the Whig Administration, the Statci of Ohio i paying off two hundred and fiftr thousand dollars of her debt a year, besides th interest upon the whole debt.- "I checked the enemy and saved the capi tal" says Santa Anna. What a poet the Mex ican General is. - The Mexicans made 1017 of our soldiers bite the dust on the plains of Mexico. Prime, Ward & Co., it is said, will not pay more than 75 cents on the dollar. " We fear that this failure is the precursor to a crisis in commercial affairs. The President has pardoned P. Norris, late of the Baltimore Battalion. He had been sen tenced at Tampico to two years imprisonment for man-slaughter. The remains of the Sea Serpent found in Clarke county, Alabama, a year or two ago by Dr. Kock, have been pronounced by the Ger man Savans to be genuine. There has been a sudden rise in the shoe market of North Carolina, says the Raleigh Star. This may account for the fact that the President and his Cabinet wears Penitentiary made shoes. Revolutionary Incident. Benjamin Har rison, the father of William Henry, (late Pres ident,) was a delegate to the Continental Con gress in 1771-'5-'(5. It was between him and John Hancock that the amicable contention took place respecting the Presidency of the Congress, rayton Randolph and Beniamin Harrison were brothers-in-law, and upon the decease of the former, who was first President of Congress, it was the wish of the Southern members that Mr. Harrison should be selected to fill the chair vacated by the death of his rel ative. He was fully informed of the various sectional prejudices existing at that momen tous crisis, and exerted all his influence in fa vor of his friendly rival,John Hancock. He reasoned with his colleagues upon the impor tance of conciliating the northern feeling, and succeeded in obtaining for the Massachusetts member a unanimous vote. Wain, in his Biography of tke Signers of the Declaration of Independence, says of Mr. Han cock: "With a modesty not unnatural to his years, and consciousness of the difficulty he mightex perience iri filling a station of such high impor tance and responsibility, he hesitated to take the seat. Mr. Harrison was standing beside him; and with the ready good humor that he loved a joke, even in Jthe Senate House, he seized the modest candidate in his athletic arms and placed him in the Presidential chair, andthenturningtosomeof the mcmbcrsaround, exclaimed : 'We will show mother Britain how little we care for her by makinga Massachusetts man our President, Vhom she lias excluded from pardon by public proclamation."" Na tional Intelligencer.