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JJ The Supreme Court of California ha de.
cided Out (he property in metal it in that Slate,
end not the United State.
From Iht Nw Ymk Trlbnn.
In Th World'i Trmptranc Convention yester
day morning, 7ih, after repeated affirmation by
a large majority of the deoiiion of the Ptcaidonl
that Antoinette I.. Brown, a regularly chosen
rWi ir anthorliwi to huhm 0. O. (STKONO 1 ftcWsta to tlmt bodv. ImJ tlia esme riffht to
uditetelotCin Msa.au at Us appoint Nr.njb.r k 0,hcr Jcfpif the minority (we
wV-lOea osUgOsjtuJ 1 I . I i li l i
p. ... ii (TTir-i'ii to suy, in pood part clerical) refuted to
To AcVrortiaert, bo frovernod by tho deoision of the President
AM Trtnilsnt advert twmtuti mutt InvarUbty b and the majority, and persisted in suppressing
psal In advancs. Psrsont will pitasa intiabr this the right of apeech by hiaaei, yell and other
i - . . .it
unseemly noise, oenuing iota respectable row
TaidTtaos, 93 tar aut maauit,
lacl and f ovtrn therasslvts tccortlingly.
diet limn thoto who usually find their way into
a Iemperanoe tnnvcntion. At I hey would not
Lin at tex mi ponm.
liquor Law Reform Jstociation will be held
in the Christian Church next Tuesday
Evening, '20th imt.
address the meeting,
ere invited to attend
Hev. Mr. Phillips will
The public generally
next regular meeting of the HannibJ City come to order, the hall waa finally cloured in
order that none but delegates ahould be readmit
ted on it floor, and while a purl of tho dele
gate were ahut out, a retolve waa passed by
the minority, who lint gained rc-atlmillanne,
which it intended to silence the voioe oC women
in the convention henceforth. Whether it will
have the desired efloot remains to be aeen, At
all eventt the morning tcation waa watted in
persevering rfforta to suppress a woimm's re-
murks, which would probably have been linisli-
ed in ten minutes if the majority had been civil
enough to respect her rights.
1 he outrage thus initiated in tho morning at
the Metropolitan was fittingly carried onward
in tho labernaclo at evening. There the
women who hud hired and paid for the house,
and tho great body of the large audience who
hnd paid for admission on purpose to hear them,
were continually interrupted ty the ycllings,
thumping and hooting of a gang of low bulliet,
fresh from the grog-sliops and gambling-dens of
our city, and from their acquaintance with the
most wretched outcasts and tcand.iU of the gen
tler sex presuming to decide on the sphord and
capacities of all women, and to silence in their
own house such heroic and lofty chsmpions of
their sex as Lucretiu Molt, Lucy Stone and
Antoinette L. Drown, while pleading far the
emancipation of Woman from the bondage of
unjust and crushing laws which she had no
voice in enacting, no mgiii iu on uciug ite
med her, she has no access to the public ear hut
through the night to neuk; and tins was wrest
el from her lust evening by things In human
shape (and in regular "male costume " too, Mr.
Uhnmbersi) who can have tm mothers nut such
as it were a mutual ahame to acknowledge.
The meeting, however, amid mccstant inter
rtiptions and annoyances, dragged on till about
the designated hour of adjournment, when the
Convention ditsolved; hut a National Women't
Righta Convention was announced from the
platform, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, on the
5ih and bill of next month
The Xtaatsrl.
The displays made in town the other day by
the great Menagerie .and its adjuncts, gave us
much food for contemplation upon the way in
which an original genius, like Barnum, diffuses
his spirit abroad and has it caught up by a mul
titude of imitations and counterfeits. There
was not only the big concern, but a crowd of lit
tle ones about it, like a cluster of satellites about
their primary. In fact, it might very well rep
resent tlio solar system, there being about ns
inanv side shows m planets, and all in most bu
ay and successful operation. Writers differ in
their definition of genius; but genius is a thing
that sets definitions at defiance; and we do main
tain that Barnura is a genius. Any one who
fin start up a great original idea and send it dri
Ting in successful career through the whole
frame of society, drawing after it a throng of
kindred results, is a genius. The genius of
Barnum, (such as it is,) it felt through the
world, and makes the civilized and savage equal
ly to atare, And whenever Barnum'a name ap
pears, there always appears an attractive bill and
thither throng crowds of Barnwnistd subjects.
23 Gen. SiiifcLDt of Illinois has so far re
covered as to be able to be removed to the resi
dence ef hit friend George L. Neuhoff, near
Bellville. His disease is the billions fever.
JJ" Mr. Lot.gworth of Cincinnati is greatly
extending his operation in tho culture of grapes,
and the manufacture of wines, &c.
0. Hinton, the reputed Mail Robber, wa ar
rested at Lc Angelos, California, on the 23th
July last, and has been committed to prison to
await a wairaut for his removal to O'.iio, for
Joel W. Motelcy, of Ouuawka, 111., was
killed yesterday week, by the accidental dis
charge of hit own gun.
That "Demcrius," the silversmith, and those
who made shrines for the goddess Diana ahould
oppose the apostle Paul is quite natural what
ever might be the real merits of the question
they supposed their bread and butter was at stake
perhaps it wa. In the tame manner the
whiskey-makers, dram-iallers and gentlemen
tipplers oppose any law which tends to dimin
ish the sale and use of liquor and the mnnnfac
ture of drunkards. Thtir vocation it in danger.
1 cannot say that is more unnatural in them,
than the tame oonduot waa in Dumerius. The
motive are the same, and may have even tome
respect for those who seem to be acting in self'
defence. But not so for those who advocate
heir cause, without having any personal inter
est in the profits in destroying the human intel
lect, and debating the human character. What
can they object to boing treated aa the volunteer
attorney of crime and vioe if they value a good
reputation, let then remember that "a man is
known by the company he keeps."
Mr. damns: I would pay no attention to
auch pieoes as "Alaska" and others that contain
low flung Wang they can't meet the argument
fairly, tor the beat reason in the world: they
are defending a vtmk cause they feel it is
seexlj gone with them therefore feel deeper
ate. Stand erect, my dear air, in the came of
truth and temperance. Yea are in a glorious
ause and it will triumph. CITIZEN. !
Sure enough, what could he do reorsf I
took them and prayed over thoin, that in parting
with the last pqnny,thi couple might have part
ed with a vioe, a wicked, foolish prnotioe which
had reduced them to such a degrue of poverty
and wretchedness, that the monster power of
rum could hardly send it viotims lower.
So Tom and Mag were transformed into Mr.
and Mrs. Elting, and having grown tnmewhat
moro tober while in the house, seemed to fully
understand their new position, and nil the obli
gation! they had taken upon themselves.
For a few days I thought occasionally of this
two-penny marriage, and then it became absorb
ed with a thousand other tonnes of wretched
ness which I have witnessed sinoe I have lived
in this centre of city misery. Time were on
and I married many other couples often those
who came in their carriage and loft a golden
marringo fee a delicate way of giving to the
needy but among all I had never performed
the rite for a couple quite so low as that of this
two-penny fee, and 1 resolved I never would
again. At length, howevar, 1 hnd a call for a
full match to them, which I rctused.
"Why do you come to me to be married, my
friend, said I to the man. You are both too!
poor to livo sepernte, and besides you are both
terrible drunkurds, 1 know you are."
"That is just what we want to get married
for, and take the pledge."
" l ake that lirsl.
"No, we mutt take all together, nothing else
will save us."
"Will that f"
"It did one of my friends."
"Well, then, go and bring that friend here;
let me see and hear how much it saved him, ami
then I will make up my mind what to do; if I
can tlo you any good I want to do it.
"Mv friend ia at work he has got a good
job and several hands working for him and is
making money, and won I qua till night. Shall
I come this evening P"
"Yes, I will stay at home and wait for you."
I little expected (o see him again, but about 8
o'clock the servant said that man and his girl,
with a gentleman and lady, were waiting in the
reception room. I told him to atk the lady ami
gontleinan to walk up to the parlor and til a mo
ment, while I tent the candidates for marriage
away, being determined never (o unite another
drunken couple, not dreaming that there wat any
sympathy between the parties. But they wonlil
not como up; they wanted to see that couple
married. So I went down and found thesoii.d-
idly wretched pair in company with a well dress-
them, I do boiler they will uoeed.'
ma imaw am. ma nif uuiarsi ut uiv ma
means, I married them, and aa 1 shook hand
with Mr. Eltli.g , at parting, he left two eoina
in my hand, with the simple remark that there
was another two-penny marriage fee. I at In
hnne that it might have been a eounle ef dollar
this time, but I said nothing, end we parted with 1
a mutual God blet you. When 1 went fe
stairs I tossed tho coins into my wife' lap, wlih
the remark, "two pannle again, my dear,,,
"Two pennies I Why, husband, they are a
gles real golden eagles. What a deal of geod
they will do. What bleising have followed
that tot.
"And will follow the present, if the pledge to
faithrullv kept. Truly thle Is a vood result oT
a Two-Fenny Marrrisge." N. Y. Tribune.
Joaa H sal sad tat Uqaar taw ef Xalao.
It wss the unanimous declaration el all th
watohmen and polio, that the city wa an en
tircly new plaoe, to quiet and free from all in
dication of intemperanoo wer the street! both
by day and night. Many shops, whioh btftre
were rum-shops, were converted toother branch
es of trade, and almost every indication of totem
perance was banished from the city.
At the end of the municipal year, 1831-62,
the Mayor made an omolal report to th City
Council on the operation of the law In Portland.
This was ordered to be printed and distributed
through the city, which was done) and ita etate
ments were not then , nor have they sinoe been
denied. Parts of that report were afterwarde
printed in a traot, by the Central Executive Tern
perance Committee of Maine, and distributed ex
lentively through the State. Th following
ex raott were taken from that report!
"A great many families situated thue (poor
ana miserable ) a year since, are now eomiorta
ble and happy, being entirely relieved by tho
suppression of the grog-shops from their former
troubles. The extinguishment of the trtffio in
intoxicating drinks will not only bo the mean
of saving a great amount of money to the poorer
part of tho people, but the productive industry
of the couniry will bo stimulated to an extent
that we cannot at present foresee. Tho whole
of the great turn whioh was formerly expended
lor strong drinks by the people of this City and
State, will henceforth be expended for necessa
ries and comforts of life, with the additional
amount which will accrue from the more indus
trious hahitt of tho people, or will be added year
by year to the accumulating wealth of tho State."
"There were committed to the Aims-House
from June 1. 1850, to March 80, 1831, (before
the law) 25L Iroin June 1, 1S51, to March 20..
1 tip. k . . I . .st Si in . .
k-vj.:, mer mo isw inn-uincrencc in nine
As tho steamer litv State was upon her pa
nte yesterday morning from Full Iliver to this
city, she mot with a very unfortunate and most
untorcscen accident oil mack itoek, near itruigo
port, by whioh ten of her passengers were ver
severely scalded. About half-past three o'clock
her crank-pin broke suddenly, and the walking'
beam falling upon the engine knocked the cap
oft the cylinder, and thus caused a tremendous
rush of steam. The passengers jumped out of
bed, and some incautiously opened their state
room doors, and thus received extensive injuries
others crept through the windows and cscuped
unhurt. Cant. Browne, of the Bav State, had
signal rockets of distress burned, which brought
Captain Williams, of the steamboat Connecticut
from Norwich to his aid. The passengers
reached this city in the latter boat, when it was
found that the above number were more or less
scalded. Four young ladies named De Wolfe.
two of whom expired in the afternoon, were ta
ken to the City Hospital. Maria diod at three
o'clock, and her sister Charlotte, about half past
atna via w
live, iney were trom Miicsgo, in. The pas
sengers, bv resolution, acquitted the officers of
the Bay State of all blame. See the detailed
account or the catastrophe elsewhere.
Last Wednesday evening a (rain of empty
eara proceeded to the junction of the George
town ami rtewouryport railroads, (or the pur
pose of taking up a pionio party. Shortly after
stopping the locomotive exploded, killing Mr.
Spoflbrd, the fireman, and blowing his mutilated
remains one hundred and fifty rods. The engi
neer, naving just stepped on the locomotive, es
caped without injury. Fortunately none of the
pleasure seekers had got into the ear, otherwise
the lots of life would doubtless have been very
great. N. Y. Herald. '
Y n iriviltil imi, ii;iiiimuiy Willi n Weil lirCSS- ,,, KIR W I... !. IJ ..!
edUor.nginan.for heworoa black coat, s.lk 20. 1851, 1 12, number in Alm.-House March
vest, gold watch chain clean white .hu t and , LH) 18Wl DO-dilTerence 22. Number of f.m"
cravat, pol.shed calf-ek in boots; and Ins wile ili.-st assisted out of the Alms.Hm.... frnm J.
was juat ns peat and tidily dressed as anvliodv'
wife, and her face beamed with intelligence, and
the way in which she clung to the arm of her
husband, aa she seemed to shrink from my sight,
told that she was a loving as well as pretty w ife.
"This couple," says the gentleman, "have
some to bo married,"
"Yes, I know it, bill I have refused. Look
at them; do they look like fil subject for such a
holy ordinanoe P God never intended those
whom ho created in his own imago should live
in matrimony like this man and woman. I con
not murry them."
"Cannot I Why not P You married us when
we were worse off more dirty worse clothed,
and more intoxicated."
The woman shrunk back a little more out of
sight. I saw she trembled violently, and held a
clean cambrio haukerohief up to her eyes.
What oould it mean P Married these two
persons P Who were they P
"Have you forgotten us If" said the woman,
1, 1850, to March, 0. 1881, 185; from June 1,
1351, to March 20, 1852, 00 difference m
nine nun.tha, just one-third, 43. Seventy-five
of the niuety in the Alins-Houae March 20,
KN).', came there through intemperance four
of the ninety were not brought there through
that cause; the history of the remaining eleven
is not known.
"Committed to the Home of Correction for
intempersnce from June ), 1850, to March 20,
1S31, 4U; for larceny, etc. etc., 12 in all 08,
from June 1, 1S51, to March 20. 1852, for in
temperance, 10; for larceny, eto. etc., I in all
13; a difftrmt in m'n wonAt o finer Man tkm
fourths! Committed in April, 1831, 0; in May ,
10 10. The 'Maine Law' was enacted Junej
. io.m, ami iroin me is. or maimonin to Mures
20, 1832, 10 months, the number committed wis
only 10, although great activity wa displayed
by the police in arresting all offender.
"At the term of tho Distriot Court in Port
hind, Msroh, 1832, but on indktmeni was found
. i "i i . . . .
I m .T" r .... ' , flr?W"l5 on h"ifor ,''"'. nat was the result of mistake;
m.;; V w A . zr;":: JL . , T nu . wl,,, nl ,h8 Mw ,erm f wi iw.
(, L a1 v ""a"'1"" UU( um Fy ; mnils were round. These results have been ob
i or you eery aay ' j uied notwithstanding an moreased vigilante in
"If you have forgotten them, you have not arresting persons round under tho iS I v
forgotton the two-penny marriage. No wonder strong drinks. uuuc y f
you did not know us. I told Matilda she need I "Committed to the Li! fA, 4n,mM... kr. ?
Oa tk 1st Insttnl, by tht Rv R. C. Msn.Mil, Mr.
JOHN LAMP TON, of Moaros, to Miss ANGELINA
AUSTIN, of Rinrtolph county.
In Monras csunty, oa td iwh ultimo, Mrs. ELIZA
A. ORR, after aa illnsst of a f.w days.
A woman' rights convention is to be
held at Cleveland, Ohio, oa th ftth and 6th
of October, to consider th question of the
rights of citizenship, and how far women
ar entitlled thrto. Sister Abby Kelly.
Foster W'U b pro nt.
nnl La nrmtti nr BMlmmnri ir wm, .11.1 L..... I I
B t l kn-wVou w
. , y" . j" r . s s t', tor corresponuing per od or loo I -2. lsaiiil
now. All your work, Sir. All the blessing of prisoned in the latter term, and we have 65 for S
inai piouge ana mat marriage, and that good ad-1 drunkenness.
t 2
. . n - ti uuivviiiicriPs iuiuciit. cv.n. n.. atvsainav
vice you gave us. look at this suit of clothat'tha CUrr.m,ndin ,,i.wi k-r. .v.
and her dress-all Matilda's work, everv stitohV tV. M.i. ii" V La.Z i'W", ""IT
of it.
she i
nil 1 cl
rjr : ; ;r c C, w-" wnen nwmw would do 4 against 25 of
L-Tr. ? r. t Vl fo5 onV!.r rf Mldin8 dy of 18m. a f-mr off of
u.. . isiuiiut, ..u ii gooa wuo. JMow, per cent, in thehort period of
. &lnlVn, " "e, inth. in the .hort period or nine monthsl There
Everyihtng in it lo make oomforUble; were in jail on tho 20th March, 1851, 25 IW-
k .tj;o w.nora "v without the th.
tho oorreepoa-
more tbsn
nine snentha. I
1. bound down with ho galling fetter, of drunk- from June 1, 1860, to and including larch, 1851.
Zr thV Per,on-t tbtre.3ng period
ss me, but he think, he must take the pledge of the number wa 18a deduction of al most three
the eame man. end nave his first alTnrt noiiA.j .... .l. . m , , '
i.v .v vi 1 V. - nun, Kinniiuiianuuur ine inoreaaea viliitw ,
with the ame blessing, and then, with a good of the polioe in tho latter period in arresting per-
resolution, and Istildm and ma n a..k Z l f..j -l. T . ... P.sZt
, w ..v vsvf son louauiu sa itreat ia auato t niMieai

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