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Su Louis, Mo., is our authorized Agent to ob
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i Accounts. &c.'
CTWe are aiitlnirizrd to announce D. F. JACKSON
aa a candidate for b'lieriiT, at Ilia ensuing clcctioa. til
i W are authorized to announce R. J. BRADLEY
Vaiwlilate for Sheriff of Mai ion county at the ensuing
Augutt election. eepl&td. .
Vf ire authorized to announce WM. A. MADDOX,
, a candidate for Sheiiff of Marion county at the ensu
tng election. Id
-:. ., MONET I HONEY!!
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". debted to this office for subscription or ovjer
account, are requested to call and or
, the omouut by mail , ' ' 4t
' r ll. Leek St Aaaoo ast, have iuat received a
, ivuaccaana V gara. ineir Uigars
.u T? 'r epienma Cliewtnp; Tolv0 ditto. We
rrj .peak from experience. Give them a call Sign
of the. Big Indian. i
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tuiiuuiuug XaWAlUi.
He! W
fir n . -
las health, and by medical advice, recalls his ap-
- pouumeni tor preaciunir on ntxt Sabbath.
The first Quarterly Meeting of Uie present
Cferenre year, of the Ilannib Station of the
.11 ,11. E. Church, South, t.-jM commence on Satur
it! day, th 13Ji lost., at 1 o'clock.
'"" " tj'iaTii's Tobacco AsCioaa Depot. This
, r P13' to luxuries, in the shape of To-
batxo, Cigars, &c. He can supply your wants.
.-ffa, "tip-top" Regalia down to a pinch of
sniur. ,.-,. .; ,...-
' Wtslem Journal For November, has
I , bca received. - We would recommend this book
aa i,0 i citizens as one of the best works of the
ril dJf . should be ncouraged. Forward your
sucscnptions for the new year.
V o , "Bbacoiko." Our neighbor of the Courier
e .'et,'1"nc'f out on iW ibject last week, and ul
M"Uiougl. his story is not so hard to believe as
"some things he says about his party, still, we
.' advise him to tell il to the "marines," for the
fevl'old sailors can't swallow it. , It is said the little
felW Acwbecn known to tell the truth, (we
. & t,-i don't doubt it,) but this last yarn would put his
is .illustrious ancestors (Gulliver and Munchau-
eu), to the hlib.
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A '.WfQ Vrftn will.,-, tl. kJ ,.f J.. i.
v m easy task to those who rcallv honor its nrin.
-eiplcs, and to violate them with impunity, is no
t-j . S-l. ! . , n r " . .
may iiujv m a c'jiiimiiTiiiy oi irucuig&ice end m
v;'tegri;y. St. Louis Times.
"n If the Dcmocratio organs had not expended
9a .fcU iboir resources in the attempt to establish
uCciciitly comprehensive bounds to enclose the
whole1 ms of discordant elements w hiuli at
"""present constitute the party, we might feci dis
- r posctj to indulge for a moment in tho queries:
0 .-.Where are those landmarks; what do they in
citHie, and how fur can they bo extended? The
: acts of the party within the last few months
speak more conclusively than all the idlo wortln
tr whic h render tlte columns of the Times so con-
spicuous in the sqtwbblc. We however, entire
ly coincide with him, in the opinion, that, to
iceep within the "bounds of his party duty," at
present Imnsclf being a worthy criterion is
ia the very nature of their latitude, a very "ea-
-f task.' If there be not this latitude, but the
IwuitJ are despite, then it eppears there are
few ia the ranks who "reiTy honor its princi
ples.' IV e insivt tliat mir position miuit be
'co.'jrect, and liave tlie cVrity to suppose tliat in
9 "community of inU-grity V it is "no easy" mat
JM to violate tliem, bt f brfV- rwghber goe a
'fprtut way out of the path of "integrity" in his
. determination to lug in Nullification. We have
jv.' hin the Dt rpocrtttig.4rna of 5Iisou.' if we
iniy ju.lgo from theqciastiement which they
sviitiiiusvered aiaon themselves (be for the cito-
vaas of re-union) elements as little prediVposct!
ti finite, js oil and water without Uie ilighiest
uliemiC'il mTnityl
rH'y 'Mt Jjc brought together, however
aJitifMlLtua, and part ixanv leva commenced the
wmkjn earnest.', Tie" contest has been long
in?l onimuted. . Whig triumphs We beon the
oeact, , Cut now th 7 tu a Wt lunging
fjrs to the f.u offiiTe. of '52, nd t), mMi
brtrl of Kne mvcf hind ihem together ln?
enotiirh to JivUe jl. sr-nls. By ,iVnnff end
re-r.ii-riii, , partial but imperfect union mry
be eTccteJ (if uni.m it could be ealled'i. with
(i!ie.ive rrr-rifrtirt. -n",..;.t- .. :
K j -j ...M..iiu1r IWVHni, U
hold lU together, poxMs long' enough to crow
over the spoils. Jiut after a time they must,
like the oil and water, separate, and respective
ly re-assume their appropriate Consintcncy.
That branch to which our npirtirvr.r rvf Ik.
Times belongs, and it is now entirely too late
in the day to deny the fact, has denounced the
opposing branch through their gTeat champion
as Frcesoilcrs. When a reunion is desired,
the Courier puts forth all of its strength to in
cubate the fad that no principle w hatever was
ure uivisioTi. as u sor men we
are forced to the conclusion, that the whole
Democratic prrty of Missouri are Freesoilers.
County meetings have been held, but what has
been accomplished? Resolution after resolution
has been adopted, wkhout touching with one
or two exceptions upon the points ta issue.
. .j . . . , .
muwtj arciii ueiermioeu o 09 "mum. i0
concessions have been made. The thtnr is to
.1 . . .1 . . . . .
voie uie aanie ucKet, I tJenton excepted) ctivide
the apojli; both 1 xJ and oy nothing more about j
it for the jrejcnt. One wir.g of the party,
as has been affirmd by leidlnj journals are Free
soilers, and not not only this. The Times may
prf its unpardonable sin, nullification. How
such elements cm be really bound together in
4he bonds of union, would nuzzle the brain nf
any but the advocate of nullification.
Kestcckt ScHAToa. But a few months
ago the Whigs of Kentucky virtually elected
a Democratic Governor, inasmuch as they neg
lected to make use of the power which they
had, to prevent it, and now, in the appointment
United States Senator, to fill the vacancy
which will soon occur, they are again divided
among themselves, in their endeavors to estab
lish individual claims. The friends of Critten
den and Dixon are respectively unyielding, and
every attempt to compromise, and conciliate ap
pears to widen the breach and diminish the pro
babilities of a satisfactory issiiw "
ers of Di . " -upport-
"" ,01vwnat chagrined, and not
1 .eion, mortified, at the late defeat of
tacir cliampion forced as he was into the can
vass and on this account will be very loth to
surrender his claim to any one. One gentleman
has gone so fur as to declare his determination
to cast his vote for him, in nominatioi or other
wise, as long as he holds bis seat. When such
a spirit as this is entertained on the part of
members, with them, the advancement of party
is but a secondary consideration.
Arter the above bad gone to press, we are in
formed that Mr. CriHnH-r bcii, bcu wiin
drawn, with respect to which we made the fol
lowing extracts of a letter from Hon. T. F.
Marshall' addressed to. tbo Louisville Journal
in answer to the charges of Ai having been
"the irritating cause which has rendered the
breach (in the party) in curable." '
In withwrawing Mr. Crittenden, or rcqnest
ing his withwrawal, I was compelled to ex
plain, or be exposed to misconstruction myself
and risk irreparable injury to him.
The facts existing at the time are briefly
these: That portion of the Whig party who
desire to restore Mr. Crittenden to the Senate,
from whence he was withdrawn in 1848, to
make the Gubernatorial race against Mr. Pow
ell, sorely as it now appears against his owq
political interests, did not desire to involve him
in a contest on the floor with any member of his
own party. They were willing to discuss his
claims upon national, State, personal cr party
grounds, before the Whig party alone, in a free
and equal party council. They did not know,
by any count they were able to make, what
would be the result. They pledged themselves
over and strain to abide that result, whatever it
might be, and to go in solid and unbroken phal
anx for the nominee by a majority in a council
of seventy of the party, the w hole seventy bind
ing themselves to such submission.
In scanning the elements of opposition to Mr.
Crittenden, and in tracing the sources of divi
sion among the Whigs, those which I huve enu
merated are open and lie upon the surface.
Thero is another deeper and far more dangerous,
which is working at the vitals, which, if not
healed or eradicated, will, in my judgment, dis
organise the party, and scatter its elements nev
er again to bo united under a common head, with
common objects, and upon its ancient principles
of social organization, law, and policy at least!
during tins generation. This sore I endeavored j
to touch, when 1 spoke, as I shall do while I write,
with tenderness and caution, but with truth. I
.lid it then, aa I do now, with a sincere desire to
vindicate historic accuracy, and to prevent the
mischief which must inevitably result to a com
mon cause, from the misunderstandings and
heart-burnings among the respective friend of
two of the greatest, at any rate tne most renown
ed, statesmen which this age! of Kentucky has
This spark of contention which other men.
not I, are endavoring to fan into a flame of con
flagration, had its origin in the action of the con
vention at rhiladelphia, which nominated Gen.
Taylor for the Presidency in 1848, and in the
course pnrucd by the Keutocky delegation in
He awaited without interfcranee the iln. in!,
of his party, prepared to aid to the utmost that
dicisson for whomsoever" it mMit be cast ir
had certainly aided Gen. Taylor,s tause, when
when no man expected Mr. Clay 4o become a-
gain a canmuate; no certainly informed Gen.
Taylor, so soon as Mr. Clay's name wa Lefcve
the pvibiirJ, that he could go'no further thnt h.
bit, friendship, duty made made him preV-
flir, L-lay to any oue else. He ceriainlv An.
dared this preference after Gen. Taylor's nom
.tui.uii, bimi wiiiun my Hearing, in a public
i.peecn at versuuio lhe most brilliant, th mni
oeauuiui uiui even he ever delivered. I ques
tioned him in private as to that di-Maratlnn
whether I had understood him correctly. He an
swered, with a rebuking eye, the third rebuke
I ever receivej from that glorious and eloquent
e,ye, th.it ke preferred Mr. Clay, and ho had! said
t.' Ha -said it, and so 1 reported him. The
sketch of the df'wte between Mr. Powell and
himaelf that day, published afterwards in
Yeoman, signed Seneso, was taken by himself,
He said s , 9D lit tAitxortir
Havt then, Art, fbignt tbs ?hidiau stroke,
The mould divine, the grate-enriching rlokff
Mare all thy Godlike thonghfe incarnate walked?
W;y! on ossrd lips, discourse Celestials lalk'd?
Still thy creative touch carves ont its shapes0
A kindUd life, a rapture. beauty drapest
Still at thy call the fires of splendor glow!
Still Ihy lit snyteris thy Brat-bom knowl
The Coancll's wonder lifts his manly brow,
Pure from the block thy radiant gifts endow.
Ealutee with marble state Hi' applauding eye
The Mntne fwid, wheie Powers and Mature rial
LVoxe of Melody! haat thou yet scaled
All heights, all depths of pa.aion, haat regaled
Wi'h sweeter sirs than spring from Seraph lyre,
Emphyreal homes that crystalline aspire?
Cast all thy measures 00 the raviibed ear,
Then snatched the echoes to thy upper sphere?
Still enchantment lobes (ha burr ing strings.
Still on the heart thy heavenly fervor rings.
Aye thy dwelling thou bast made with men,
A vestal binds thee, test thos flee again!
Like to the Northern lights along the aky,
The incense-vapors of her votaries fly)
From zone to tone, to gilded billows curt,
Flashing like sun-rays cat from seas of pearlt
A most shocking catastrophe occured on
Thursday afternoon at Ward School No. 26 N.
Miss Harrison the teacher, being taken sud
denly witli a fainting fit, some of the chidren
near her instantly cried for water this cry wrs
mistaken for that of fire, and the whole room re
sounded to tlie cry of fire! fire 1 1 The children
rushed for the door en masse. Tlie alarm was
communicated to other rooms . throughout the
building. From all one general rush was made
for the spiral stairs, which descended from fourth
story to the ground floor paved wit'"
the banisters e-
way, and KIW1S of lhe
1 terrified
niidrcn were precipitated to the bot
tom, the full killing and wounding a great many.
The scene of distress and agony presented to
the eyes of the distracted parens as they gath
erod hastily to the spot, passes description, A
accurately as could be ascertained in the alarm
and cotuuaion of the hour, the number of killed
and wounded is as stated above.
From the Messenger.
Ma. Editor:
' Allow mc, through your columns, to congrat
ulate tlie city of Hannibal on its growing pros
j""'y. Ihirhig !ui i aujourn iiere, trom what
I have learned from observation and . through
your principal men, I am led to believe that
there is no poiut on the upper Mississippi that
enjoys greater advantages for the building up
of a large city than Hannibal. Your business
men understand themselves perfectly, and your
farmers aivd mechanics seem to be of the sub
stantial kind. Your hotels are conducted after
the most approved style, and cannot fail to meet
the approbation of the traveling public, except
in one particular: They fail to supply their
guests with a luxury that every traveler wishes
to enjoy to a greater or less extent mean fint
Ctgarn! But I find that your fellow citizens,
Messrs. Leer & Arbogast make ample amends
for this deficiency in the hotels. At their store
I purchased a box of as fine Ilegaias as I re
member to have smoked in New York or Bos
ton, at the astonishingly low price of threa doel
lars and iweitly-five cents! For the fine articles
they keep, and the low rates at which they sell
they should be liberally patronized; and if all
your merchants imitate them in fine goods and!
low rates, the amount of business transacted 1
here cannot fail to compare favorably with any
city in ine cnion, or tne same size. In a tour
throueli the est, I have not been in a mnr
I pleasant little city than Hannibal.
Fioin the New York Observer.
In 1792, I was then in my nineteenth year,
and well reiuemiicr the circumstance.
, A gentleman, whose country seat stood with
in six miles of my "cottigo ou the moor," kept
a fine mastiff dog. By day he wat chained up
near the house; by night he was loose to range
through the garden and enclosures, a terror to
I well. Now, whether it was natural
cn uoers, uui Kinmy auecieu lo all such as do
(for wolves are only wild dogs,) or whethei
had received some real or supposed affront f
the sheep fraternity, I never could le-.rp:
r he
though the do
t.s..l i l-.r.mw..... r 1
in which he conversed fluently at
v... . i , i i . . .
nun a miilcuaju'i; UA 111! tV
rrn, and
times, yet I
corneas, i coiuu oeuer unucrsw.d t
..r i Ult- ii
oi ins eyes, i,uogs nave very
xpressive eyes,)
man ine language oi his Ar jjc thi
s as it may,
one morning lie was acm..,l of I...-;. .. i '
ed two of a ncigl;'. i'ZZ
willing to take n evU re 'rt il)st hu f
ful watch d, iad the triu, postponcd to Mun.
fy as they suy in couu. On the follow-
'-'gut. however, another murder was corn
netted. This time the last was too clear to ad-
mit a doubt
itcro was broiiL'ht in rmliv .,.
uii;i vi ins peers, dui by a convention
of two-legged animals, who were too dull to ap
preciate his motives, and too blind to sympa
thize with hiin under the circumstances, neither
hud they courtesy to ask, as has been the custom
in all civilized communities ever since the days
of Hainan, who, himself, was strung up fitly
cubits, if he had any objection to make against
being hung, but straightway they proceeded to
execution. His master, while a tear crossed
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if J it ' ')oi"1' gel loat P'oeecf rope.
Hang Hero behind the barn, so as not to be
seen iroin me House. Having spoke thus, he
"weuing. iuto heard his sentence
with the same philosonhio in.lilV..rnn.. i
have heard some two-legged animals receive
theirs in the Hull of Justice in the Park. He
never opened his mouth; but thinks he, there
will be a long respite between the sentence and
the hanging uay. So without sjakive a word
ha cleared a stone fence five feet high; o'er hill
and dale, o'er field and floods ho fltw, M witj,
the wings of the wind. He never drew up
tiU he entered a city of refuse: here tl,
ger of blood dared not enter.
1 ou have rend in that biok for which all rth
a wtrc nwuci a muu drew a bow i.i
the unerring eye of Omnipotent became pilot
to that shaft, it entered between the joints of
his armor, and the proud monarch sunk dead in
his chariot. The same unerring eye directed
the flight of this dog to the spot, whereafter
an absence nf nearly seven years, he was the
means of saving the life of his master, as you
will see in the sequel.
It came to pass, when nearly cven years had
expired since the fright and flight of Hero, (no
doubt the poor dog was scared enough when he
heard the order for immediate execution,) that
his late master was sojourning on the borders
of Scotland and England; it was winter, and
dark in tliat climate at 5 P. M. He put up at
a tavern by the wayside. As soon as he dis
mounted and went into the stable to sec that his
horse was cared for, he was followed by a large
mastiff dog, who by every means that a dog
could invent, endeavored to draw his attention.
The gentleman sat down in the hall, the dog by
his side, when he began to think there was
something strange in tlie dog's attentions and
manner. He put his hand on the head of the
dog and spoke lusdly; the dog encouraged him,
and laid his paw on his master's knee, and look
id earnestly in his face; recollections arose in
the memory of the master, and he exclaimed in
sufprise, "Why Hero, are jou here?" Hero
was so pleased at tlie recognition, thnt he ut
most leaped upon his maitcr's back. Whether
the landlord was informed of the merits of the
ease, or cat, rry tnfw.'nsni did tuA say , stl any
rate, Hero and his master were never separate
from that hour. Hero followed his master in
the bed-room, when seeing him about to un
dress, he seized the skirt of his coat with his
teeth, and drew his mastertoward a closet; on
opening the door, he discovered the corpse of a
man suspended against the wall. He saw his
danger and made preparations accordingly.
This matter occurred shortly after the return of
tlie army from America, after the war of Inde
pendence. Many of the disbanded soldiers took
to robbing on the highways, and gentlemen al
ways traveled well armed. He saw that his
four pistols were in aight trim, piled everything
nuvauie in ine room against me door, and sat
down o v2it the result. At midnight there
was a knock at the door, a vial of medicine
which was standing on the mantelpiece was
wanted for one of. the the family who was taken
...I ll.. :ll e. - If- mr . V i-i ..
uuuciiij in, (;, iiir. morion 1 wnicn was the
eentleman s jiame.) informed the assailant
was prepared with - . '
. ,l - "'e:arms' andu.u shoot
the first man t presently) he distin.
guished the voices of three men, when after
some further parley an axe was sent for to'brenlc
in the door. At tfiis critical 'moment the sound
of carriage wheels was heard from afar; the rob
bers paused, Mr. M. thrust his head out of the
window, and as the carriage approached halloed
at tlie top of his voice. They heard his cries
and stopped, when the robbers fled by the back
door. There were four men in the carriage,
they secured three women whom they found in
the house, and lodged them in jail. By their
information, the men were caught soon after;
tried and hung; the women were banished to
Botany Bay for life.
On searching the house, several corpses were
found buried in the cellar; and in the rooms,
many articles identified that belonged to WMnnt
who had disappeared, and were never heard of
till this occurrence.
Hero went home with his' master, and was a
happy dog for many years thereafter, when he
died,.and was buried. A stone, recording the
Providential deliverance, was set up over his
bones, and his portrait was hung in the hall,
with the family escutcheons.
The story wa-. published in the newspapers
and periodicals of that day, all over Britain, as
a fact beyond controversy.
October, 1851.
The Die Vernon and Archer came in colli
sion abont 2 o'clock Thursday morning, at
Enterprise Island, five miles above the mouth
of the Illinoit river. The latter boat was cut
down to the water's edge, and sunk in less
than twenty minutes, to her cabin floor. The
boat and careo a total loss.
Keportsays that twenty-five to thirty lives ; Ulut wllr ll'y "" Chagres, the fight between
were lost all deck hands and deck passengers I l!le Americans and the blacks, ( who are not na
011 the Archer. Ten persons, women and eliil-i t,ves but San Domingo, Jamaicans and Curtlm-
dren of two families are missing. The captain
of the Die Vernon and the officers of the Arch-
er are unaoie to say how many, and perhaps
the exact number never will be known. .
lhe Archer has no cabin, and therefore had
of coursa. few or no nusscmri-rs nh.ivp tl.o firct
deck. The officers are all -sale. The nil
ernon sustained little or no injury, and after'
laying by the wreck for four hours, rendering
u i O
very assistance, arrived in port shortly after
ay light on Thursday morning.
The accident is said to have been entirely ac
cidental, and blame can bo attached to no one.
For a version of this unhappy occurrence
' we refer to the statements of the
. . .
pilots of
bou'.s, below
1 f e have assertained the
names of the fob
I 'owing persons lost :
Deck Passenirers.
James Saiyers, Sen., James Smyers, Jr.,
Jane Smyers, Margaret Ann Smyers,
Mary Smyets, Sarah Smyers,
Caroline Smyers, Ellen Smyers, C
Susan Dick.
An Irish family, consisting .,.,. nr .;,,!
persons ; a:, American of three or tour,
nig to the Archer are a,o missing-kil.ed
The clerk of the boat has not. the name,
any of the deck nassencers
. - , . -o--- ..a. - . iiiov mc iuui miscu-uie si':irc . Bn,l
itiaT lost the book mnt m 1 -r .!...,., :r .1 i, . , . . SLartn, and
deck hands and firemen, is unable to give even
these. Ho thinks tliit the t..t:.l
.1 . 7.1, t . 1 i r "(, "'u ui mc
t?nfrtyay Sale!y Ct dWn twenty-ciKht l
Mr. Blakeslcy, the pilot of the Die Vernon,
says when I first saw the Archer I was at the
lieadot Ltne-rprise Island lb A
then aoout half way between two slands. Seeing
tlie boat coming, I immediately rang my hvll,
giving two taps, as a signal that I would k-ep
myboattotho left. I hewd no answer. 1
then worked the boat slow, still holding on in
the same position as indicated by my signal t
this point I heard from the Archer to stop her
my uoai. i immediately commenoed bttckinir
my uoai, wnen alter three revolutions back the
iwo uoais came in collision.
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oucu is uio statement of Mr. Blakesley, and it
is proper for us to say tliat those statements
wore made in the presence of both these gen-
............ u.u iiu i-Auvpuoii was laKei) to theui by
either arty. '
Samuel Smyers, the unfortunate boy, twelve
u. uiuu.-i.-u j uurs ui age, and Miss Sarah Dick
a lone and unprotected female, survivors f
tlie wreck of the ill-fated Archer. ar nn
the city, probably destitute of means, and severa
hundred miles from their fricuds. WoiUd not
the cause of humanity be served by a contribu
tion from our citizens, sufficient to defray their
expenses to their friends in Pennsylvania? The
boy-Hmyers has lost his father mother, and five
brothers and sisters and every article of funiture
and clothing possessed by h.s" parents. Mi
Dick was taken from the wreck in her night
clothes, and is entirely destitute. Her sister-in-law,
and perhaps brother, were both drowned.
We bespeak for these unfortunates a donation
sufficient to send them to their friends.
In reference to the unfortunate event record
ed above we have jnst conversed with the pilots
of both boats, viz : Mr. L. B. Goll, the pilot or
the Archer, and Mr. Willis Blakeslcy, the pi
lot of the Die Vernon. Their statements are as
follows :
Mr. Goll, the pilot of the Archer, says that
his boat was ascending the river, the time being
about half-past 1 a. m., when he discovered the
Die Vernon coming down at the head of Enter
prise 11 .nl. He attempted to ring his bell, to give
the descending boat the usual signal, when,
finding the bell foul and not ringing, h became
afraid to meet the descending boat in tlie mid
dle of the river. I (hen called on the mate of
he Archer to clear the bell, and while he was
so doing I attempted to run my boat out of the
rpgular channel to avoid a collision. At this
moment the descending boat struck us. Mr.
Goll spates further, that when ,hc.. found the
be 1 1 deiective, and the signal could not be made,
he the adhered to the old established rule, claim
ing the shore or upper bar for his boat. He
says, moreover, that the confusion on board his
boat, and the escapement being very loud and
close to the pilot house, totally precluded him
from hearing any requests made by the descend
ing boat. St Louis Times.
Mr. Thrasher Sentenced to the Chain-gang for
tighl years wlwfiil Riut at Chagres, twenty
jo tnirty wlinericans Killed.
New York, November, 19.
Th United States mail ateuiner Georgia,
Lieut. D. D. Porter commander, arrived from
Havana in four days and seven hours, wilU the
California mails and passengers.
The Georgia met at Havana ie .tcame; .
nois ana took ho m-iil nnrl ci
. - . , - nuns ona passengers. She
"aa me.t. rtitn an accident to her machinery.
Also met the Philadelphia and took her passen
eers. The latter ship had also 400 passengers
for New Orleans. The Georgia brings $1,
533,v50 in gold dust, and about $890,000 in the
hands of passengers.
The Calfornia had arrived at Panama with
270 passengers, and the New Orleans with 200.
The Georgia also brings a number of passengers
by the Nicaragua route, who could not obtain
passage by the other line. Most of them were
fourteen days crossing over, and experienced
manv hardships. About 200 still remain there.
Mr, Thrasher, at Havana, has been tried and
found guilty of treason, and sentenced to eight
years in the chain-gang, and would be sent to
Spain. He is in good spirits and anticipated a
reversal of his sentence. Mr. Owens, the
American Consul, was present during the trial
, aim had been using his endeavors to obtain from
the Uaptain General Mr. T.'s release, without
effect. Every thing was quiet at Havana. No
American man-of-war there. The steamship
Edgar arrived at Havana on the 14th.
We are in unssession of the particulars of
another terrible riot at Chagres, growing proba
bly, out of the same causes which led to the
former difficulties. The following account is
from the Panama Star :
On the 23d of October a general fight com
menced, which ended in the free use .of fire
arms and some of the cannon on the old fort.
The reputed number of the killed is 14 Natives
and 1 American. Some twenty or thirty more
Natives were wounded, and also American. The
U. S. Consul, Mr. Gleason, was shot at but
not injured.
At a late hour last evening, we conversed
with two gi-iiteiner. who had iust arrived from
the steamer Ohio, and from whom we learn
penians,) was still going on with desperation.
j The' s,atc that at 'east twenty Americans were
, "-"'eu, aim a mucn larger number of Hacks,
j making in all about one hundred.. A ball was
1 Ilreu '"rough the hat of one of our informant
I 1'
The roof of the Irving House was shattered by
the cannon ball from the fort.
a proposition to take the fort was made to
Alcalde by the Amiricans, and accepted
A proposition to take the fort was made to
the Alcalde by the Amiricans. ul ar.nn,-iaA
I . ' wi-win.uj
aml Ule atempt was 'to be made immediately,
j he blacks were iu full possession of the fort,
aim one ruieman, a
! secu to pick off five
iciuiuuu uuiorman, w
oi iiiera successively, as
Y r-"' louiscnarge their cannon.
" . .1
Two bars of silver, valued
at five thousand
l!ars, were recovered on Friday last by M
Hurtado, oil the Crimes rivi.l .Tl,
stolen from the British specie train, about three
months ago, and all hopes of recovering them
mu oeeu wnony abandoned. Last week li
ever, suspicons were excited
atnilnst n n'lft. a
man, ami he was arrested by Mr. Hurtado
,e , T. "l fooueryand lo
j out 0, CruccY rold " IOm
or! eoveryjj Aeing maf td
!'"", 11 mcy wuum release nun, hi
he would take
uiemto the rnhLsmit.
He was accordinclv rclenseil fr.U i.
, , f , ifiiuwrmii an-
other place in the w.ockI. which ho pointed out,
and there the bars of silver wcro buriftd in the
ami. one oi me uars was covered with
the other inclosed in a wooden box.
crcuii is (l ie in .11 r iin.i.ii .. r... 1:. .,.
j in recovering tin treasure, which hnd 0 Ion
iosi. ranama Herald, Oct. 27
Trouules ,m UTA.,.The accounts from the
alt Eakeive information of a most cxtraM-
..., .cvoiuuonin me Mormon settlement
those violent fnnntir-a f.t;.ii.. ... .
i. .7 . w """J ai 01 their
u.,u ueiievuig uiemselves secure from
the interposition of the Government l.v .1... . "
"f.lhf'r Pil'un. '"vc driven the
- ........ ...Lta um'.-ers. who rf t,.i e
v c 4C""y. the Governor, Briuham
Yourirr. renouncpc ..It....: .1 ' "b"uul
llin tl.n 'I'.. : . . ran
........ "I-. 1... , K" 10
.he Suit Lake M obv .ous; ,t should be a perma
nent po.t, and should bo garrisoned by'Sl
enouiru to chaat il, ;,....!.. J IiS
. . 1 . 1 7 "'ciicu 01 mi
il..!.;... ..F . 1. . m
"'"") a"u 10 Keep uitm
...v.u ui mo iwur.
in subjection to the
It is stated in some of the paper,, that thc
President will appoint a new Governor for Uta
soon after the assembling of Congress, and w
are further told that an attack will be made upon
the Administration by Mr. Senator Douglass
in reference lo this Utah matter. Upon what
ground the Administration is to be censured for
the outrages of Mormon outlaws we are at J .
loss 10 conceive, ine appointment of Urighanr i!'
I oung as ju ci nr ui 111111 wua regarded, Whet) '
made, as a proper one. He wns known to have
great influence over his people, and, as th
1VAUIIIIUII ;ijfl3 ti'iniuuicu VIIO UUIK OI the
population of the Territory, it seemed to be
just and right thnt the Governor should be
n r nnnni .i I. 1 ii
lectcd from the holders of that faith. " The re
centoutJreak shows, indeed, that Young is a
bail man, and that his people are of the sam
class. They will receive," we trust, the punish
ment thee so richly deserve. Bait. American,
. . , . . 9
The Hungarian settlement, under Gov Ujhazy
is situated in the southwestern part of Iowa, in
the county of Decatur, at a distance of about 150
miles from the Mississipi river, 100 miles from
the Missouri, nnd about 10 miles'tiorth of the
boundary line of the State of Iowa and Missouri.
The aspect of the country presents ridges of el
evation, narrow ravines, and occasionally wide
sprv)d "l)or,&!! covered will t eh e-jti, varying
from one. to three feet deep, which displays its
fruitf illness in the abundant, production of grass
of fruits and flowers. The Thomson river, a
about 50 yards in width, hut too shallott for nay.
igable purposes, winds slowly through the coun
ty of Decatur in a southeastern direction, on
its way to the Missouri. Its course is lined
by a heavy body of timber, from one to three
miles wide, consisting chiefly of sugar mapple, 1
black walnut, white oak nnd elm.
Petition to the. Queex or Spain. Somo
weeks since a petition to the Queen of Spain,
in boha'f of the Lopez victims, wm
forwarded from this city, through the aeenry
of the United Suites District Attorney, to the
State Department, for transmission to Spain.
The following letter from the Secretary of State
will show thoso Interested what disposition
has been made of the petition. .Mobile Jldver-
Department or State,
Washington, October 30, 1851,
P. Hamilton, Esq., U. S. District Atorney.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your
letter of the 14th instant, with its enclosure, and
to state that the petition to tho Queen of Spain,
in behalf of the surviving Americans of the Lo
pez expedition, signed by many of the most re
spectable citizens of Mobile, has been forward-'
ed to the American legation, Madrid, with pro
per instructions respecting its presentation.
I am, sir, very respecfully, yourob't servant,
Daniel Webster.-
Agriculture in Ohecon. A letter' from
Umpqua valley, Oregon, published in the New
York "Courier," says the climate is so mild in
that quarter of the globe, that sleeping out doors
is no W.I.Kir.. Ever. Lii rt inter, the ground in
the valleys never freezes, so that oats, potatoes
i i i. . . ... . .
anu uariey are sown in mo tail, t he "wheat
has the largest berry ever seen. Oats of a cor
responding quality are raised re years in suc
cession from one sowing, yielding at the rata 0f
Arty bushels to the acre tit each crop ! Indian
corn docs not so well, on account of the droughts
in August and September; but potatoes, turnips,
and other roots in the moister locations grow to
a great size. No insects or weeds trouble the
crops of any kind. Apples produce abundant
ly, and plums, crabappples, rasberries, (a large
yellow variety,) whortleberries red spe
cies,) strawberries, and several other berries of
fine flavor, not known at home, are very abun
dant. Government gives to every actual settler
on public lands in Oregon, 640 acres in fee sim
ple. OlTFrn PnAliiMiia I . 1- .
uoji tveeit we received
a proposition to do about .10
... ..... , ' . . i uu rill-
Sing lor a publishing house m Philadelphia, and
... .,, ncKK we nave one
trom a periodical in Chicago, to do about 6
worth, with a monthly notice, and take the work
(5 cents), as pay. We have also a proposi
tion from a 'Medicine Man' in New York, to
do about $20 worth of advertising, and take 12
'consumptive recipes' for pay; which valuable
recipes, the proprietor states, retail for $1 each!
We give these as specimens' of a publisher's
troubles. Pike Co. (111.) Free Press.'
Right! Mr." Free Press! Pass the rascals
round. This species of adve
5 Willing
too fashionable, entirely.
During the last year, 107 accidents occurred
on the western waiers. 700 porsons -lost their
lives, and property ws destroyed to the amount
of 1. 500.000. "
PaPII:b MltlirTlirarii Tl,, . !,.,
t - a - - w .. . . utiv ia a i;iiiui.i
actual! v exist imr
n " an s-mi-
tuin nearly r.0()0 nprnii it u : i ..:k:.v
octagonal without. The relievos outside, and
the statues within, the roof, the ceiling, the Co
rintian capitals, arc all of papier mache, render
ed waterproof by saturation in vitriol, lime, wa
ter, whev. and tlm il,;i. r nv;i
Ilousehofd Words. , S-L
FllAMtrORT. Nov. 25
Three ba
;d!ots were lu.l this mnrninir for ITni-
ted States Senator.
The joint vote on the eight ballot stood: Meri
wether 5H; Dixon 49; Helm 15; Marshal
JSinth ballot Meriwether 59; Dixon 43
ucim io; Marshall 8.
iiTeniA hllot.--Mriwelll,r Dixon 4tf;
It b" Ma,r.1,a11 i J- C- 2; G. R.
Mckee 1; C. M.Clay 1.
. The children in the House of Refu gc at Cin
cinnati, manufacture daliy, 20 dozen of brooms.
The farmer whose pigs were so lean that it
uok two of them to maU a shadow, ha. besn
beat.by another who had sewrul so hin tliat
they would crawl out through the crack, in their
Ws?cast.wf'"-:Wlcn Malloy
iust thi, l; . ' V , . 0 . mollt" 80 watery by
Jw. te"1 K.rls-ondo.trawbcrrie. that ho
months. lW WllI10Ut cIrillk t0 er two
W!'tT '! '"TnIear? .
' O. I don't t ...... i . i .
rool all day." ' U' 1 V0 fe" ,ih
"Well.'' r..t.,....l . - ...
, r .', me wito conso hnsrlv "I
am arruid you'll never he any beiteo-ou ook
the very picture of what you' feel." J

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