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Andrew J. Hhey, Editor.
Tknradny, Angnt I'i, 1853.
of New Hampshire.
For Canal Commissioner,
of Fayette Co.
THOMAS COLLINS, of Washington.
ATJGrSTIN DTrRBIN, of "Wsshington.
JACOB R. STTJXL. of Eicfclx.nd.1 .
JOHir'A. M'CONJTELL, of Clearfield.
CAMPBELL SHERIDAN, of Johnstown.
J-On 190 day t of this month, next
Thursday, the commissioned officers of the
Cambria Brigade -will assemble at Ebensburg for
parade and inspection, ancLpn the same day a
general court martial will be' held for the trial
o - ,
of all persons who may be brought before it.
We return thanks to C. B. Cotter, Esq., for a
we'll executed likeness of Gen. Frank Tierce, the
next President of the United States. Those of
our friends who desire to look npon the "coun
terfeit piesentment" of the New Hampshire
Patriot, can do so by calling at our office. "Whigs
admitted, provided they don't faint.
The Democrats of Flane No. 10 and vicinity
raised a hickory pole, 155 in length, on Satur
day evening. Speeches were made by Hon.
Geo. R. McFarlane, and U. J. Jones, Esq., after
which the crowd adjourned with three times
three cheers for Tierce and Kinc Roll on the
ball boys, the coons are frightsned.
The Democracy of Bedford county held a
county meeting on the 31st ult. The mealing
was the largest ever held in that county. Col.
Thomas J. M'Kaig late whig candidate for Con
gress at Cumberland, Md., made a speech and
declared himself for Pierce and King. Mr. J.
M. Brewer, also a Whig from . Maryland made
speech and said that he was going to vote for
and support Tierce and King. Hundreds of
whigs throughout the country are doing the
JgyWe had a visit yesterday from Col. Al
exander, the popular and able editor of that
excellent Democratic paper, the Clarion Demo
crat. He says he 13 greatly pleased with the
mountains and the hospitality of the citizens,
and should he ever leave Clarion, here he would
live. Would like very much to have you in our
midst Colonel, but you must continue to give
the Whigs of Clarion a fire in the front and in
the rear, and help to roll up a real old fashioned
Biglcr majority in your county for Pieece anl
King. Nothing less than 1300 this time.
Oajrun luesaay tue contractors lor the re
maining work on the New Tortage, assembled
at the Summit to enter into agreements for the
early completion of the work. A number of
prominent democrats were present among whom
we noticed Ex-Gov. Torter ; Surveyor General
Brawley ; Gen. J. K. Moorehead, of Tittsburg ;
Joha S. Rhey, Esq., of Kittaning ; Reynolds
Laughlm, Esq., of Clarion ; Col. Alexander of
Clarion Democrat, John Hastings, Esq., Collec
tor at Pittsburg ; Col. Hoover, Collector at
Holli laysburg ; Gen. Burns, of Lewbtown ; II.
J. Arnold, Esq., of Armstrong, and a number
CSThe Circus of Johnston & Co., came to
town on-Friday last and gave two performances,
one in the afternoon, another in the evening.
A very large audience was assembled beneath
the tent and all seemed pleased with the per
formances. The principal ono horse rider was
Mr. T. Neville, who acquitted timself in a very
creditable manner, and left the' impression ou
our mind that he is the most graceful and fin
ished rider we have seen for years. The riding
of Messrs. Stout and Aymar, on two horses, as
the "Olympian Slave," was admirable. Mad
ame Brower, formerly Miss Louisa IUnd, od
her favorite horse, afternoon and evening, and
acquitted herself well, lacking, however, that
grace which gives eclat to a lady's horseman
ship. The performances were good, and we
can truly say it was the best circus that has vis-
ted us for years. During the evening perform
ance, while Mr. Fisher was performing on the
slack rope, the derrick broke down and he was
precipitated on the ground, but was not serious
ly injured being able to perform at the Summit
At the Summit the crowd was immense at
both performances. About two thousand visited
the arena in the afternoon and nearly as many
in the evening. Mr. Rochford's riding as the
"Shipwrecked Sailor," we could not too highly
commend it was exceedingly well done.
ttTjt-A late Paris letter says: "Louis Napo
leon has left Paris on a visit to Strasburg, wher
sixteen years ago he tried to plunge his country
into civil wan. His progress is now marked by
autocratic display, and telegraphic messages
from the various prefects announce almost every
hour to the Minister of the Interior at Paris,
the frantic delight with which he is received,
and the acknowledgements which are showered
upon Lira for having 6aved France. The Impe
rial Eagle and the cyphers L. N. form the onlyl
iiifigxaa presented to hia sight."'
Death of Hon. Robert Rautoul, Jr.
Hon. Robert Rantoul, Jr., the only democrat
ic Congressman from the State of Massachu
setts in the present session, died at Washington
city, on Sunday morning last, or erysipms, al
ter an illness of three days. Mr. Rantoul was
undoubtedly one of the most talented and well
informed men in the country, an ornament to
his State, and the idol of his constituency. We
have no admiration for the opinions he entertained
on the question of slavery, bufenotwithstanding
that, he is entitled to a high position in the list
of American statesman. It is a gratifying re
membrance to us, that we have heard him speak,
and so well, bo eloquently, so admirably did
he acquit himself as to command our warmest
admiration. And a great wrong was perpetra
ted upon him by the Baltimore Democratic Con
vention, in refusing to admit him to a seat in
that body ; not an intentional wrong, perhaps,
but the act was committed ; and how nobly and
fearlessly, when, in his speech in Congress a
few days afterwards, he stated, that although
he regretted the course pursued by that conven
tion, deprivinghis constituency of ajust right and
representation, yet, he was prepared to forgive
and forget, and would aid in the election of
Tierce and King the nominees of that conven
tion. Eut a few days ago and a nation mourn
ed for the loss of the immortal Clay ; grief once
more stalks abroad and whispers in the ear
weep, for the mantle of death has fallen upon
another of our statesmen, his eloquence is hush
ed in the silence of the tomb !
The Proof Given.
The Sentinel charged the Johnstown Cambrian,
a Whig paper, with hostility to the Cempromise
and Fugitive Slave law, which that paper denies
in the following words and asks us to prove our
"To arrive at the point at once, we deny that
we are opposed to the Fugitive Slave Law, and
that any remarks which we have made npon the
subject will bear the construction which hai been
placed upon them. We challenge the proof ne
cessary for the substantiation of the Sentinel's
assertions. If this cannot be given, will the ed
itor please make the amende honorable, by re
tracting the statements which head this arti
So says the Cambrian of the 30th July. The
same paper, under date of July 0th, in referring
to the resolutions ef the Baltimore Democratic
Convention which endorse the Compromise Mea
sures and which takes strong ground against
any repeal or change of the Fugitive Slave Law,
said as follows :
"We have no particular objection to the first
resolution. We leave it with the good sense
and intelligence of the people, inertly remarking
that the act concerning the rendition of fugi
tive slaves is considered a finalit', a stovvina
place, a perfect standstill in the way of emancipa
tion. J us doctrine is not in accordance with the
spirit of the aye; it has nothing to do with the
spirit of philanthropy ; knows no object but a blind
idolatry to the institution of Slavery, and an equal
ly blind subserviency to Southern dictation."
Now the editor of the Cambrian, if he does
not consider the above language as iu opposi
tion to the law iu "jyjontion, cert&iuljr jrivoii to
words a construction that we cannot place upon
them, and to exhibit still further the design en
tertained by him of agitating the slavery ques
tion and thereby modifying or repealing the law
we annex another resolution of the Baltimore
Convention and his remarks upon it :
Resolved, "That the Democratic party tcill re
sist au attempts at reneiring in Congress or out of
it, the agitation of the Slavery question, vnder
uhaUrer shape or color the attempts may be made.1
The Camb. ian says in regard to this resolu-: most distinguished physicians, a total t,bstin
tion : ence man, and a member of the church with
The resolution we have Italicised for the pur- j wnicl1 General Tierce worships, had betn for
pose of specially citing the attention of our years the family physician of General Fierce, I
readers to our proof of the assertion concerning
the palsying of the ""will of the constituent."
Our readers will recollect that in "the second of
the series of resolutions, an attempt is made to
fasten this calumny upon the Whig party, but
now we assert that it is a Ihniocraic measure, to
"palsy the will of the cins?3tiu.-ut ;" which we
fully. Opposed to "agitat;,!i.,""orposed to the
freedom of thought, of hpecch, and of the
press, upon a subject of a vast and vital impor-
tance ! Who now seek to "ialsv the will of ih
constituent," in not allowing him to think
speak upon a momentous subject V
The summing up amounts to this. The edi
tor of the Cambrian is not satisfied with the
Compromise and fugitive law as they stand. He
will "agitate" them, "speak" about them,
"write" about them, until he has them repealed,
modified, changed, altered, or amended. If he
is satisfied with them why not join us in "re
sisting ull attempts" to agitate the question.
He says it is a "momentous subject" one of
"vast and vital importance" and that he is in
favor of thinking and speaking about it. For
what purpose ? We take it he goes for a repeal
or modification because as a northern man he
could not possibly be for making the law more
stringent. Us says that in the resolution, above,
on nFTinpt i made to faeten this calumny (that
of renewing agitation) upon the Whig party.
No reference is made in the resolution to any
party but the editor of the Cambrian thought
the shoe would fit and he wears it.
General Pierce InMtilco.
Some of the Whirr capers have had the ef
frontery to assert that General Tierce wa3 not
in a single battle in Mexico. We have before
us a "List of officers of the United States Army
and Volunteers who marched under the com
mand of Major General Scott, from Puebla, the
7th, 8th, 0th and 10th of August, 1817, specify
where each was employed upon the 19th and
20th of August, and the 8th, 12th, I3th and 14th
of September, 1847," published in Mexico, at
the Star office, "by command of Major General
Scott." From this we copy the following :
9th, 12th and 15tii Ixfantbt.
Where and when employed Battles.
Brig. F. TraECE commanding brigade
Contreras, 19th August.
Churubusco, 20th August.
Molino del Rey, th yept.
Near Ghepultepec, 12th Sept.
NearBelen, 13th Sept.
Garita do Belen, uth Sept.
This fe the official certificate of Mnjor Gener
al Winfield Scott, the Whig candidate for the
Presidency. Will any Whig gainsay it ?
Lidimna State Register..
Gtn. Fierce Defended.
The Ledger has published a letter from a cler
gyman at Concord N. II., the residence of Gen.
Tierce, to a brother clergyman in Phila., in
answer to a letter inquiring as to the moral con
duct of Gen. Tierce. It is a most satisfactory
answer to all the calumnies that have been fab
ricated by the Whigs about our candidate and
show that he is entitled to the full and entire
confidence of the American people,
not only on j
account of his political popularity, but also for
his high social and moral qualities. The writer
"You make inquiries respecting Gen. Tierce,
my honored townsman and neighbor, which I
regard it both as a pleasure and duty to answer.
You know I have never been a political partisan;
or, if I have had any political preferences and
partialities, they have been in another direction
reckoning myself a Whig rather than a Demo
crat. What I say, therefore, is entirely free
from any political consideration or feeling.
"I have known General Tierce personally
about twelve years, and, I may say, somewhat
intimately, as we have lived in the same neigh
borhood, have attended the same church, and
have been brought together almost every week
in going, to our plaees of business. If I under
stand any mau's character, I think it i that of
General Tierce, for he is so frank, gensrous and
open, that he is incapable of concealment. I
know of no man of such a generou? nature, so
ready to sympathize with poverty and sorrow
and so liberal in relieving them, llis heart and
hand are alwciys open to whoever appeals to him
in distress ; indeed, the appeal is not waited for
when the distress is known. In ill his domes
tic relations and social intercourse, and business
transactions in his large professional practice,
his life has been marked by purity, justice and
generosity. The breath ofceisure has never
fallen, so far as I know, upon him; while his
character, in all these respecte, is universally
admitted and admired.
"Not only is Gen. Piorce t firm believer in
Christianity as a Divine revelation, but in its
highest and most peculiar truths, as a system
adapted to the moral condtion of man, and
which alone can renew and s-ive him. While he
is no narrow sectarian, but honors all good men
of every name, and ready to io them good, he
is an attendant at an orthodox Congregational
Church, and no one is more constant in his at-
j tendance or serious in his devotions. For some
, time he was a teacher in the Sabbath School,
j and I have often seen hira at the monthly con
j cert and other social meetings. I have known
of h"i3 generous acts in relieving poor ministers,
unasked, and where he sought concealment.
"Should Gen. Tierce be elected to the Presi
dency, I doubt not that he would carry to Wash
ington that reverence for religion and observ.
ance of its worship and institutions, which he
has so long shown here; and I will add, tlough
this is not included in your inquiries, thai the
White House wa3 not honored with the presence
of a more accomplished, intelligent, and truly
Christian lady In Mrs. l'olk, than it would be in
"You refer to 'rumors respecting the use of
intoxicating beverages. I will first say in re
ply, that in all my long and somewhat in'iraate
acquaintance with General Tierce, I have never
known him to use ardent spirits, nor have I cv-
j er seen him when I thought or suspected he had
used it. In the next place I will say, that
knowing Dr. Thomas Chadbourne, one tf our
j took the liberty to hand him 3our letter, enclo
sed in a note to which I received the following
i " 'I have attended General Tierce's family as
I their medical adviser, more than seven years,
i and the delicate health of Mrs. Tierce and her
0n.' durinS most of this period, has occasioned
I aa intimacy in the family, that hardly any oth-
j er circumstance could have done ; and I am free
! r .i x .
l'J Dy, ttliu i Kir 11 Willi T.CmPCT. TTIltnill nO.
that I have never seen,
in the family or out of I
it, anything in the appearance of General Tierce,
to excite in my mind a suspicion that he indul
ged, iu intemperate habits, or anything that
would afford the least proof of the truth of the
reports alluded to.
"I have now answered vour inouirie3. and
though no politician, I take a pride, as you do,
in -New Hampshire men, and take a pleasure
whatever the party to which they belong, in vin
dicating their character from reproach.
Very truly yours, your Friend and Ero.
' P- S. You ask if Gen. Pierce, is a straight
forward, honest man, who dares to what he be
lieves to be right, anywhere and everywhere?'
Gen. Pierce is universally known as a man of
great decision and independence of character,
and will do what he thluks to be his duty, in the
face of any consequence ; and though nominated
by a party, he will be more than a partisan, be
ing in every inch and feeling, and impulse, a
national man, whose motto and watchword will
be that of our New Hampshire statesman, we
both honor and admire Our country, the whole
country and nothing but our country.' "
Double Execution at Pouglilteepslc
A White Woman and a Negro Hang.
Poighkeepsie, Jnly 30, 3852.
Ann Hoag (white) and Jonas Williams (negro)
this day suffered the extreme penalty of the law
in our court house. The former was convicted
of the murder of her husband Nelson Hoa-. in
the latter part of June, 1851 ; and the latter,
the murder of his steu-child, b :!:
7 " J VUUJUJ1CC1UU i O
of a rape, in January last. The woman was' A ; lctter from Kome of the 10th, has the fol-thirty-one
years of age, and the nero twentvJ0"1
o An tw I f . . . 1 1 . 1 11 ...
occn. ajui.1i utwaicu meir innocence, am
lioth declared the r innon,. .,t
. . . . w
marched to the gallows with firm 6teps. Th
woman was convicted of poisoning her hnsbanr
and although she admitted he died from the ei
fects of arsenic she denied her guilt. Thtr
are many interesting features in her case. Se
was a woman of noble appearance naturtfy
Bhrewd and intelligent but without education!
The bodies of the two were this evening llr-
ied in the grounds attached to our court hope
Sheriff Moray performed his duty well
THREE DAYS LATER FROM EtROPE.
Arrival of the Magara.
RESULT OF THE ENGLISH ELECTIONS.
The Yatch America Defeated.
Halifax, August 4.
The royal mail steamship Niagara, Capt.
Stone, from Liverpool on Saturday, 24th ult.,
arrived at her wharf, in this city, at an early
hour this morning.
She brings London dates, by telegraph, and
files of Liverpool papers to the 24th July, inclu
sive together with G2 passengers for Boston.
The screw steamship City of Glasgow sailed
from Liverpool for Philadelphia at 2.50 P. M.,
on the "1st ultimo, with 104 passengers.
The news by the Niagara is of less than usual
The Liverpool cotton market, in the early
part of the week, was very quiet, with, in some
cases, a slight decline, and the sales averaging
about 5,000 bales per day. In the latter part
of the week preceding the sailing of the Niaga
ra, the market assumed a more firm tone, with
increased sales. The total sales of the week
were 04,000 bales. The importations for the
same time amounted to 70,000 bales.
The English papers are extremely dull. The
Parliamentary elections are now almost over,
and, according to the most careful classification,
the new House of Commons stands thus:
For the ministry, : : : 325
Opposition, : : : : 272
Majority for the ministry, : : : 53
In the above are included as ministerialists,
40 liberal conservatives and there are between
30 and 40 places yet to be heaTd from.
There are 1C7 new members who take the
seats of members of the old House, who either
retired or were defeated.
The above small majority, it will be seen, is
barely sufficient, under tne most favorable cir
cumstances, to carry on the business of the
Thomas Gishorn, Esq., who, but for the state
of his health, would have been brought forward
by the liberal interest at the late election, died
of disease of the heart. He was, for upwards
of twenty years, an active reformer.
At a yacht race at Cowes, on Thursday, the
America was distanced two minutes and three
seconds by a yacht named the Arrow.
The French papers are filled with accounts of
the reception of Louis Napoleon at Strasbourg,
where he appears to have been received with
every demonstration of respect. The most stri
king thing in the reception ceremonies was a
cavalcade of twelve hundred peasants acting as
an escort to one hundred and twenty car loads
of young girls, the prettiest in their respective
villages, and dressed in their holiday costumes.
Each car was decorated with flowers and ins
criptions testifying devotion to the President.
All the other ceremonies were on tne came ex
tensivescale. It is estimated that 20,000 stran
gers were attracted to Strasbourg by ihefete.
On Mouday the President crossed the Rhine
into Baden, where similar demonstrations awai
ted him, and where he remained during the
night of the 20th. It is rumored that this visit
to Baden is connected with matrimonial projects
and that the lady whose hand the Tresident as
pires to, is the Trincess Caroline Stephanie Va
sa, born in 1831, a grand daughter of the Duch
ess of Baden, and related to the dethroned roy
al family of Swecden. The Trincess was at
Baden, and the IVesident's visit, it was assert
ed, was arranged! for the purpose of an inter
Marseilles pajers state that the Tresident will
visit the city le'tween the I5th and 20 of Sep
tember. It is also stated that he will embrace
the opportunity of visiting Algiers, accompanied
by Gen. St. Atiaud, who will take command of
the expeditioi Into the Kabyle.
The Count le Chambord has addressed anoth
er manifesto .,o his adherents. This new npr
relates to tht( approaching municipal elections.
It is repooed that soon after the Tresident's
return from Strasbourg, the contemplated mod-1
ifications ofljie ministry will take place by the j
appointmenj of Drouyn de Huys as Minister of
Foreign Afiirs, M. Trugot Minister of State,
and MaguCj of the Tublic works. Tolitical ar
rests have teen made at Chalons, Sur Marne,
Ou Wcaesday evening, Field Marshal Excel
mans wa , thrown off his horse on the road from
Sevres, :nd killed.
Tetitiris for the establishment of the empire
are beirj got up in several places, nnder the
patronre of the local authoritiee.
The Pcbats strongly advocates the establish
ment (Sf a Hue of trans- Vtlantic steamships. A
semi-ronthly line is projected to Martinique,
termiting in a branch via Havana to Mexico,
and mother line between France, Brazil and La
TlatCjis strongly recommended.
Gcieral Montaubau's expedition on the fron
tier if Morrocco, had terminated successfully.
Tarin papers give the particulars respecting
thcrecent arrests in Milan, and other cities.
Abut sixty person were arrested in the Trov
ine of Mantua among them the Arch-Priest of
Rrers, and six other clergymen.
The opinion, of Turin, mentions the arrest, on
aspicion of liberalism, of Count Tancred Mosta,
nth six other young men, of honorable families
ofln l arrcra-
The warrants were issued by a
3ml Austrian commission sittincr at Bolofmn
m.-i t ......
Aue louS pending trial ot the Amazar 11a bri
gands, who spread terror in the late revolution,
in Linagazla and its environ, has been at last
concluded, and three of the chiefs "have been
sentenced to death.
It is stated that tho Pope is much disappoint
ed with the conduct of the Archbishop of Paris;
what for, is not known.
A shock of an earthquake, lasting five seconds
was felt at Spezzia, at 9 o'clock on the morning
of the 13th.:
Amkhi, a man noted for his ultra royal zeal,
was found dead, pierced with C2 slugs, at Bol
ogna. A letter from Naples, without date, mentions
the arrival there of the American squadron en
route for Greece.
From Madrid it is stated to be the intention
of government to convene the Cortes towards
the close of the year, for the purpose of submit
ting a proposition to prevent the Chambers from
discussing any bill not originated with the gov
ernment. In the event of this proposition not
being agreed to, the Cortes will be dissolved
and a new electoral law established by royal
M. L. Clery having refused to undertake the
formation of a Ministry, Mons. Lebeau had been
summoned to Brussels.
The anniversary of Belgian independence wes
celebrated with much pomp at Brussels on Wed
The Emperor continues his journey, and at
last accounts was near Orsova, whence he will
proceed to Transylvania. As usual great prep
arations were made by the authorities to receive
him on the route. The nobility of the province
were summoned to meet him at Hermann, in
Stadt, on the 23d July.
"Coming events cast their shadows before,''
says the poet, and it is equally true with refer
ence to tb political shadows that are being cast
unon the whiff nartv bv the result riff bo rwpntLn. i r. -r, -. . . .
. . ;
1.11.V11U113. xu lansi liens liuiu .uipsuuI;
says, that Benton, (Dem.) from the First Dis
trict; Lamb, (Dem.,) from the Second; and
Fhelps, (Dem.,) from the Fifth, are elected to
Congress, while the popular majority in the
State for the Democracy is at least ten thous
and. It is thus Missouri respond to the nomi
nation of Fierce and King.
North Carolina has spoken by the re-election
of Reid, the Democratic Governor, by a majori
ty that shows beyond a doubt, that the t8 is
safe for Tierce and King in Novemberfjeil.T
Though the vte is a large one, still the Demo,
cratic candidate gains, in IS counties G15 votes
over his vote at the last election, when he was
elected by 2,200 majority. The Democrats have
the Senate, and a fair chance for the House.
On the whole, we think we may safely say that
"we have niet the enemy, and they are ours."
From Iowa and Arkansas, the news cf Demo
cratic victory is confirmed, and thus we begin
to build the pyramid for the Presidential con
test. Not a State has spoken tht has not en
dorsed the platform of the Democratic Conven
tion at Baltimore ; and showed, that when the
time comes, they will support the nomination
With such prospects in viewr the Democratic
watchword should be, "Pierce heads the column
forward." Phila. Argus.
Arrival of the Pacific.
Xv.w York. August 8.
The steamer Pacific arrived af half-past two
o'clock this morning, from Liverpool, whence
she left on the 24th ult., bringing 105 passen
gers. The Africa arrived at Liverpool on the morn
ing of the 2Gth. Kossuth left on the same eve
ning for London. The Sarah Sands also arrive
on the 2Gth at noon.
Mr. Grinnell's American yacht Truant won the
prize at Liverpool. The English elections are
over, with but two exceptions Ministerialists
325, Opposition 301. Desperate election riots
have occurred in Ireland. At Limerick the mob
attacked the military ; the latter fired, killing
eight and wounding many. It is thought there
will be many changes in the British Cabinet.
There has been some strong talk ou the sub
ject. At Paris it is supposed there will be another
coup d'etat on the 15th of August, in conse
quence of the approaching marriage at Baden
of Louis Napoleon to the princess, grand daugh
ter of Eugene Beauharnois, a Protestant.
Vessels from the ports of Cuba and the Era.
zils are placed under quarantine at Lisbon.
Advices from Capetown, June 22d, represent
the financial condition of the Colony as discour
aging. The war rages with unabated fury.
The Wesleyan Missionary Station at Mount Box
was attacked and plundered by the Hottentots,
and seven residents were killed and numbers
wounded. A party of Kaffirs attacked a de
tachment of the military, killing and wounding
nineteen. The Kjiffirs afterwards cut the throats
of the wounded, and carried off a large quantity
The Cholera at Buffalo and Sandusky.
Buffalo, Aug. 4.
Judge De Veaux, ? Michigan Co., and the
richest man in that section, died at the Falls, of
Cholera Morbus , yesterday he was G3 years of
The deaths in this city for the last 24 hours
only reach 13 or 14, and Cholera is disappear
ing from the localities where it broke out.
Accounts from Sandusky say, that the Cholera
has broken out there, and that several deaths
A gentleman named Bull, from the West, on
his way home was knocked down in the vicinity
of the dock, and dragged into a yard, where he
was robbed, it is said, of 17,000. The robbers
have not yet been caught.
False Charge Against an Officer In the
A a v y .
Pittsburg, July 31, 1852.
Considerable sensation has been created in
this city, during the past three days, owing to
the investigation of a charge very serious nature
against Lieut. William Chaplin, of the United
States navy. An orphan girl, aged sixteen, na
med Hannah Walker, who had been raised in
his family, a few days before her death made oath
of Lieut Chaplin having violated her person.
The matter has been undergoing the closest in
vestigation, and yesterday resultedj in the tri
umphant acquittal of the Lieutenant, who was
immediately released from the heavy bail under
which he had been placed.'
Execution of KknulniLi
4 The execution of Mathias Skuspinski, for th
murder of the Pedlar boy Lehman, in Janu
last took place at Moyamensing Trison Th7
delphia, on Friday morning, August Gth
which time he made the following confession -
TnE TRtE CONFESSION OF MATHIAS SKISPISSKI
Celestio William, pastor, visited him on Moni
day, the 2d inst., the cell of the condemned, M
usual, here he very confidentially made the fol
lowing confession to me as his confessor, aa,j
which he especially desires to be made pubUc .
"I, Mathias Skuspinki, was born in the circaii
of Olkus, in the kingdom of Russian Poland
and am 28 years of age, and a Smith by profes'
sion. I lived in Upper Schlessin, in the circuit
Teunten, five year3. At the time of the break!
ingout of the revolution, in 1848, at Cracow I
was there and took part in it ; two months after
which I and my companions fled to France
From there I went to Switzerland, where I re
mained eight months. There money was giTfcn
me to travel to England. After arriving there I
worked for six weeks as a smith. In June 1843
I came in the ship Robert Bell to the United
States, and at the end of August I landed in
New York. I then worked one year in Cherry
street. During this time I got into a quarrd
with a man from Cauda, and challenged him to
fight a duel with pistols. The man, in his fear
had me arrested and confined in prison six days'
After this I become sick, and remained so three
weeks. On my recovery, I worked two month
and then finding nothing to do ; which caused
me to travel to Baltimore, where I remained two
months without any employment. I then tra-.-
j eueu oacs to innaaeipnia, whereon the first
day I became acquainted with Jonathan Kiiw-
who offered me his house, which I accepted.
He hadjsome furniture, but he was so poor, I was
necesitated to purchase the necessaries of life fcr
ourselves. So we lived together for three weeks.
One day John Kaiser related to me that he was
acquainted with a young man who sold jewelry
and he hada desire to rob him. He engaged the
young man named Lehman to call at his house.
On his arrival with the jewelry, Kaiser examined
the various articles, but purchased only a thim
ble, with the excuse that his sister was not at
home, otherwise he would purchase more. lie
engaged him to call another time. I inquired of
j Kaiser why he engaged him to call, as he did
not intend to purchase anything. Whereupon
he answered that he intended to kill him. Ire-
j mc-nstrated with him upon the great crime Le
rl ,1,1 r .m C 11.. i .
-'e"-- j ivuiuui, uuu uc uuswereu mat lwas
too stupid to defer his intentions. The fol
owingday the pedlar came again. I mentioned
to Kaiser, in the presence of Lehman, that it
was not worth while to take his life for the sake
cf the trifling articles he had. We quarrelled
with each other for half an hour, when Lehmaa
asked the cause of this long quarrel ; whereup
on Kaiser answered that my friend desires t
purchase a gold watch, but 1 will not give him
any money for that purpose. Kaiser then enga
ged him to go again and bring a watch which h
would then "purchase.
Lehman came again.but he was accompanied
by a colored man, and I stated" that watch was
too heavy, and I did not wish it. This I said
with the idea of deferring Kaiser from h:s cv:J
intentions. Upon this he became very anrv,
and scolded me, but finally engaged the pellar
to come again on some other day. On this day
Kaiser told me and my brother Blais, you shall
go out to-day. and forever leave my house, so
that I can do as I please. My brother went off
to work very easily, but I did not go out ueO
about 10 o'clock. I returned about 4 o'clock iu
the afternoon, and found the house closed, and
it was only opened after Kaiser saw me from a
window, ne conducted me into the room, and
locking the door, put the key in his pocket I
noticed that one of Kaiser's boots and his pan
taloons were spotted with blood. I inquired
where it came from, and he answered he Lad
killed him. He showed me a long knife, and
threatened me to remain quiet about the mat
ter, or he would take his and my life. I then
swore with an oath that I would say nothing to
nobody, and he then promised me thirty pieces
of jewelry, with the condition that I would as
sist him to carry the body to the water. I put
some water on to the fire to heat, and Kaiser ia
the meanwhile went to the cellar and cut the body
into a number of pieces' He made three separ
ate bundles, occupying a space of an hour and
half. The water by this time was sufficiently
warm, and I then proceeded to the cellar and
found some'few limbs of the body, but cannot tell
whether they were hands or feet There was
also a large quantity of blood on the floor of the
cellar. After this, Kaiser came out of the cel
lar and gave me the promised thirty pieces of
jewelry, partly rings, and other trifling matters,
and requested me to say nothing of the whole
affair to my brother.
On the evening of the same day, about twi.
light, Kaiser gave me a bag, containing parts (f
the corpse ; he took two bundles, and together
we carried them to the river. Arriving at the
shore, I delivered the bag to Kaiser and left
him, going directly home to the house. Not far
from the door, I met Blaise, who had just re
turned from his work. He inquired of me where
Kaiser was ; I answered I did not Jknow. 6
then entered the house and went to bed. After
11 o'clock, Kaiser came home. Three days af
ter, Blaise and I left the house and rented a.
The above is the true declaration of Matthias
Skuspinki, faithfully translated into the German
language by the undersigned. Everything es
previously stated in the public journals, and es
pecially the statesments published on the 2J of
August, we can only call untrue. It is to ba
regretted that even high officials were not spa
K3l,It is said the hotels at Saratoga, in con
sequence of the large number of visitors, are
compelled to colonize their guests in chamber?,
in the adjoining dwellings. Gen. Wool, ZaJock
Pratt, and many distinguished men of other
States, are among the guests of the United
States. The grand fancy ball will come ol