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Tuesday Morning, August 25, 1857.
"Liberty and Union* now and forever
— and inseparable."
Mb. Cornelius Fipps ie onr authorised —
vassing, collecting and general business agent
for the Journal and Statesman. All matters
entrusted to his care by our friends either in
town or the country, will be promptly attended

The Nominations
ination election
deal of animation was
The Democracy held its
last Saturday,
manifested by tho friends and adherents of the
early hour the
Bhalled their forces nnd
several candidates, nnd
were eager for the battle. The contest seemed
almost exclusively
for Mayor, although considerable effort was
any particular
upon the nomination
much to
mine« for City Treasurer,
Crosby—who is reported to bc a Catholic—fr
receiving it.
J"' v

polled, and it
iB said that a large number of these were given
by persons politically hostile
party, but who had
importuned to vqte for, under the impres
sion that he might thereby receive the
tion. In this, however, many of them
the Democratic
personal friend they
appointed, which of course absolves them from
all obligation to vote tho ticket on which
s of their friends do not appear.
oral portion of tho okl line
went straight for Mr. Darracb and
succeeded in giving him 27G votes, which is
about ono-fourth of tbo whole number ; while
another portion of the rank and file voted for
the present i
oeived 289 votes. But the great bulk of the
party went for Dr. White and succeeded in
plaoing him in nomination by a majority of 176
Mr. Huffington and 180 over Mr. Darrach.
In a political sense, this is an extraordinary
miuAtion. Dr. White is understood to be hostile
bent, Mr. Huffington,
appointments of President Bu
chanan, for Delaware; and even published a
long and elaborate article in his paper against
the present incumbent of the Post Office. In
deed bo manifest have his feelings been made in
this particular, that it became a matter of gene
ral remark among our oitiiens and could
have been mistaken by either the lenders or the
voters of the party. We regard his nomination,
upon that question, and look upon the vote he
ived as being equal to four hundred and
sixty-five democratic voices agaiust Mr. Bu
chanan's appointments in this city. If
wrong in this particular, the result of tho elec
ext Tuesday will, probably, cortect
endorsement of bis positi
The Doctor might very properly be considered
that he
independent candidate,
e before the voters under the
e before the voters under the
the Democratic committee who placed his na
in general nomination. We say ^dependent,
from the fact that he, no great while ago, suffered
a correspondent of his pnper to "pitch in" to
Col. Forney and his newspaper, which iB looked
faj^ful" as being one of the very
best politiffln orthodox sheets published in this
country. His continual and successful
carried on against a city cotemporary which fie
denominates "a pnper of ancient origin"—the
old and well nigh worn out Gaiette, would also
go to prove him in a very great degree inde
pendent of party fears if
lections and trioks. But he is chosen
up to by «
of party predi
the ticket of the Democracy and lead its forces
to— defeat ,—and
this stepping
fore the public for i
of course expect
.criticism, aud will, doubtless, submit to it with
" «11 the modesty and good-na
proverbial. But whether he does
antecedents and principles will bo inquired into
nnd examined, nevertheless, aud tbe p«ep)e in
formed of the result.
take him :
before he reached
of bis ambition. Being be -
patronage and support,
with public
for which be »
> hie
We propose then,
inquire t» what particu
lar the administration of the affairs ot the city
will differ in any
rial degree i
1 I. iii'li 1
of Dr. White, fr
that of tho present offiper,
The Doctor, having submitted
tbe ordeal of a nomination election, aud being
inly give in his adhesion
to democratic measures, however much he mny
despise und d^nouuce democratic federal officials.
those measures, so fur as they
relate to local affin
if Wb^y simply
of tpposition to
at all,
the enforcement
will r
the truffio in alcohol^dtinks. Upon this point
the Doctor's o^inipqa differ from Mr. Huffing
ton's only vR..o s prAOtical point of view ; for while
Mr. Huifipgton is well kn
the single
passago of a Uquor law that
in the free avrt Mol united abuse of
bo abstemious
boo from all alcholic drinks,
is said
the preset
ity of sentiment and action
to that of his unsoocessful competitor
him appear the very reverse of Mr. Iluiling
too. In so far therefore as this question affects
the government of the city, morality has taken
a few paces baokward, while licentiousness is a
in advance ; and after all is aaÀ4, tbe
fact stands foith—and the
possess a liberal
directly opposite
o make
tb* Aldec
proves it—that this, question, tho
question of lager bier entered kw^ely into the
canvass of Saturday last„a»di controlled tbe
ng of it did not irv neaflty
Mr. Huffington with, all. his vast experi
attentiveness i.q h*a duties has been cast aside.
Mr. Darrach who came into the field endorsed
by some of the highest authorities known to
"the party" of this city, as being a gentleman
of the strictest integrity and respectability, is
beateu badly, upon the plea of his being a
stranger; while Dr. White, almost quit
cently located here, is placed foremost upon the
track without any qualifications whatever supe
rior to thoao of his competitors save that of
being a "hail fellow wellmet/'with tho opponents
of tnnperanoe restraint. To say that he De
ceived the almost undivided support, of that par
ticular class of the Democracy, h», to repeat
what every person knows to be
We regard, therefore, this- snpport of Dr.
being beyoqd, averythÿig else
fatal to bis suoces^ He
—whether willingly
re the result.
nr hi
tho standard
bearer und representuzve of that portion of his
party, and against tho wishes of a large
jority of the Democrats and au overwhelming
majority of th* people. How then
elected ? There
political i
surrounding the election of a Mayor of
this city, and the voters will not be likely to "ge
it blind" for party, when a question of para
mount importance—involving local reputation,
dignity, wisdom and administrative ability—
suggests itself to them. Those gentlemen who
their ballots for Mr. Darrach did so, doubt
d with a desire
less, from tbe purest
to elevate tho official obaractor of the city ; aud
eleotion day abandon
establish by
in a di
they will n
the moral principles they sought
his elevation, by throwing their
d power to a sys
those principles
With a worthy,
ndidate on the
think, forego this
ears ago, all party leel
will give fo
tern of policy antagonistic
for the
upright and
|'li-<li.it. r
opposite side, they will,
time as they did a
ings aud v
ro the mi

Death of Alexia I. Dupont.
It is with emotions of deep regret that
nounce the death of Alexis I. Dupont, from the
injuries received at the explosion on last Satur
about five o'eloek
nty-four hours after the
day. He died
evening, lingering
lamentable occurrence.
estimable, exemplary,
, and his sudden lo«s
will be deeply—deeply felt indeed ; not only by
hio own friends and relatives, bat by the Chun h
of which he
Mr. Dapont
benevolent and useful
a valued member, and by tl e
ire community.
feelings, say
t the present time,
be written by those
intimately, and
with his many social and Christian
of this excellent
but will leave hm obituary
who know hi
• His remains will be interred in the family
burial ground on the Brandywine, this afternoou
at four o'clook.
Opposition Candidates.
The committee to report the na
persons to be voted for
several city offices, announced the following
Central Ha II :—
of suitable
candidates for the

ing last
For Mayor—Samuel Barr; Georgo W. Sparks.
Alderman.—Stephen Boddy ; Joha Dowuing ;
Johu T. HobiuBon.
Treasurer—George D. Armstrong; John Fima;
H. H. J. Naff.
Assessor—Stephen S. Pierce ; John L. Thomp
; Robt. Galbreath; Wm. Bannar ; Will
From this list of names an excellent ticket
be presented to the free and intelligent
Wilmington. Either of the gentlemen named for
Mayor possesses character both public aud pri
vée— far above reprorach ot
r which is placed in
command a heavy poll and a c
I of
suspicion, nud
ination, he^rill
Good enough
The vote giv
clusively what the democracy think
Saturday shows pretty
foreigners. Mr. Darrak is a gentleman of Irish
descent. He
in a woful minority. Mr. Crosby fa
of the
Irishman and a catholic; and he was compli
mented with 276 votes oat of about
sand. Nativity and religion are fine things to
talk about and deceive voters will 1 in times of
high party excitement. They are capital hob
upon, but when
ride others i
fat offic
in this
—a foreigner or catholic—
st-worthy or respectable,—comes for
ward for popular support from a party profes
sing the greatest possible amount of political
and religious toleration, hr is very coolly told
to stand back and make
noise. They may
other low
be fit enough for scavengers
employment, but cannot have auy office with
decent pay attached to it. It is the duty of a
foreigner or catholic
ticket—not to run against native democrats for
office. If we had told Mr Crosby that he would
have been beaten last Saturday, ho in nil proba
bility would have got offended ; but having
been told by about 800 democrats that bis
required, we suppose it is all
tha (lamoeratie
Official Negliieenoe.
We understand that
a late meeting of the
in his place and
not an ordi
City Council, a member
stated that in his opinion there
of the city in legal foroe
time. Not a single ordinance passed by the
Council has been engrossed for
the present
could bo produced
bona fide evidence of the existence of any law
of dispute the
justify iug legal aotion. It is
number of eoraps of paper lying abont the Clerk's
of that officer, called ordi
office or in the ca
nances, but they are so filled with
interlineations—some of the
very profusely
too—that it would take an apt Qreek scholar to
read them.
This, to say the least of it, is gross official
carelessness, and should be abated without
lay. Its longer continuance may involve the
city in litigation and expense far exceeding in
amount that which a good and competent officer
would be willing to accept as a salary for his
become too lazy
iliing to perform the du
ties of an office for which they regularly dr
their pay, they should be removed. The city of
Wilmington has not got a Treasury full enough
yet to keep such Buckling drones pulling at the
Who 11
otherwise unfit i
The Ring of the Metal.
John Parsons, a rigid temperance
for Aldermau nt tbo Democratic
I reoeived
Saturday ; while William
Silver, Jr., a gentlemau who gives frequent rich
practical illustrations of 1 ub opposition to the
Maine Law, received four hundred and ninety
" ring of tke
of the
votes. Here
the Alderman is also
judges of the Mayor's Court,
be careful
voters to
have the judicial character of
Wilmington injured by the exceutricities of any
who contin
enemy iu his
mouth to steal away his brains."
Stockton's Pbbzodical Nbw Testament. —No.
1, Sept. 1. Price 50 cents—post free. Mat
th*w, with index, introduction and plates.
"Tby word is truth." Philadelphia. T. H.
This is b very neat little volume, 18 mo. pub
liBhed by Rev. Thomas H. Stockton, of Phila
delphia. It is designed to simplify tho Holy
Scriptures, and while it retains chapters, para
graphs and
of the
, it also presents tho whole
unbroken chain,
be embarrassed iu the understanding
as he proceeds. The work is printed
lino paper, is bound in cloth handsomely gilt,
and forms a very pretty volume for coaveni
that the reader
nee. A number of plates ac
company each monthly number.
James L. Roche, Chief Clerk
floe in tbiH city is tho agent for their sale in this
tl.P Post Of
Lotd Napier has
present at
cioty's Fair
epted an invi
to be
tbe United Staten Agricultural So
at Louisville, Kentucky, September
1, which promises
e mag
Philadelphia last
be there
Dificent scale than the o
year. Mr. Leonard Wray expects
with the
sugar pla
, sorghum and iiuphee,
to make sugar und syrup each day of the Fair.
The awards of the Syracuse Reaper trial will be
ounced ; and the great national trial of plow«,
cultivators, threshing machines, s
and all other agricultural implements will be
made. The citizens of Louisville have gauran
teed $30,000 to
all expenses, and
tucky exchanges anticipate a grand ti:
. The
mi], a ( nit
, and will call
crowd, beyond doubt.
gether an immen
brick making establish
ment is located in North Cam
bridge, Moss. When in foil operation it
hundred and eighty
thousand brick per day,
duriug the season. The wood used
in burning this i
Scotia, and amor
mense quantity is tbe Nova
three thousand cords.
The clay is ta'sen from a pit, whioh is about
forty feet deep. It is raised iu a
dined plane 'ny steam power, when it is taken
a railroad trsok to the several pits, where it
is made into» bricks. The clay is all worked by
steam pow er, which requires a second
glue, and nhafting which reaches shout a quarter
of a mile. ^
Arrival of I ht Angia-Saxon at Qu,btc—Favarailt
News from tht Atlantic Telegraph Fleet.
The Canadian b
arrived at QuebeÆ
steamship Anglo Saxon
Sunday morning. She left
2 o'clook, P. M.,
Liverpool at about
day, the 12th inst.
I far North
of the Anglo Saxon was
of the lino aeleoted for the Atlantic cable,
to any expectation of her falling iu with the
TelograpU Cable fleet. Her offioers report much
thick weather, and constant head winds through
] he
the whole passage.
shore, connected with
the landing of the cable, the Telegraph fcxpedi
finally sail from Valencia, Ireland,
t'.on did
until the eveuing of Friday, the 7th inst.
latest report from Valencia is dated August 10th,
4 o'clock, P. M ,
" The work of laying dowu the Atlautio cable
I hi
i'd ■
the best frieuds
is going
of the greed enterprise could desire. Up
about three hundred miles of the
present ti
cable have been laid. The depth of the
being submerged is nearly
two miles. The laying of the cable from the
shallow to the deep water, was effeated without
difficulty. Tho signals from
er Niagara are everything that
desire. The steamers are bending West, with a
moderately fair breeze, and the cable is being
from on board tbo Niagara, at the rate of
about five miles per hour, and messages are being
constantly reoeived on shore. The following is
tho latest flash from on board the Niagara :
" All well on board. Moderato westerly wind
All more and more trustful of complete suooobs."
into which it i
; board the i
i electrican could
I of
Newa by tke Mails
Two Irishmen, at Bordentown, got i
quarrel last week, when
the other by cutting bis throat with a pocket
ugly sashes aud left
lit inlli.-ted Ihr
his opponent for dead. The la
covered, bat his assailant had departed for parts
times in mercantile af
As a proof of tho
fairs, it is stated that the owners of the old Blaok
Ball Hue of Liverpool paokets h
their return fr
inued their trips for
arkable regularity.
of their ships
lay up
—vessels whioh à
wy years with
The German residents of N. Y. who served in
with Rus
he En glish army during the late
Bia, held a meeting a few
nounoe the bad
urge their fellow oountrymen not
mgs ago
they received, and to
enlist in the
Tbo Oats orop in Warren Co., the Gazette says
will beiarger the present season than for twenty
preceding years. The breadth
nly large and the yield extraordinary. Tbe
nnd potato crops also promise
is uncom
On Monday Morning, about half-past three
o'clook, as a printer, employed in the Buffalo
Courier offioe,
stopped by
basement of St. Ja
his work, he
his way
, who emerged fr
Hall, and presenting a
pistol, demanded his money. Of course he hand
whot he had ; but, being a printer, the
hand amounted to only
26 cents. Robbing a printer, and
morning at that !
M in- Bash
a Monday
A private letter from New Orleans
np to the 18th inst., it had rained thero every
day for 38 days consecutively, and
iug. The city, however,
remarkably healthy
at this season of the year.
President Buchanan has written a letter in re
ply to a remonstrance from Professor Silliinan
and others, in which he declares that he fully
recognises the binding force of tbe Kansas s
tes, and will maintain them with all the authori
ty of the United States gov
nt, civil and
ed that " Marshfield," the home and
resting place of the late Daniel Webster, is a
It it
place of great resort for visitors during the
nth last summer
months. During
thousand strangers visited it. All
ived and politely shown
whom a fee of twenty.
are kindly
grounds by a servant,
iB required to be paid. The book for
contnins the signatures of
persons from every part of the country, and from
foreign lands.
the names of visi
Advices from Fort Kearney state that a party
of nineteen drovers iu charge of upwards of
1800 cattle, destined to the Utah expedition,
twenty-seven miles above the Fort
on the I8th inst., by 160 Cheyenne Indians.
All the cattle, and twenty
of the Drovers was killed, and another severely
wounded. Nine of the Indians
Col. Sumner had started in pursuit of the
off. Ono
The New York Journal of C( mmerce says
" The Peach Season is just opening. Delaware
a full crop,) begins
to be received in the market, bringing about $2
a basket, but the quality is indifferent.
The information from New Jersey is to the
•fleet that throughout the State, except in small
poitions of Mercer and Hunterdon counties, the
peach orop will prove very deficient. Until re
cently the prospect
seemed to
ripen the fruit, (attributed
8 everc winter,) so that large quantities decay
the limbs, or fall prematurely. Nevertheless,
the crop will exceed that of last year, which
rkably short. Tbe late varieties, Buob
as ripen iu the latter part of September, are the
only kinds which will bo produced in any quan
fruit, (whioh is likely
promising ; but
lack sufficient vitality to
tbe effects of a
Horace Maynard, is elected to Congress in the
2d District of Tennessee by a small majority
Y/allace, Dem. This is said to be
tained. The delegation therefore BtandB,—7
Democrats and 3 Americans. In the last Con
gress 5 and 5.
The Wisconsin, whioh was sunk on the lakes
some fonr years ago hy a collision, has been dis
covered in 85 feet water by Mr. Quigley, the
chief engineer in raising the American Express
Company's safe from the wrecked Atlantic. Mr.
Quigley is busy raising such parts of the trackle
and machinery
dy got up the anchors and chains.
iug, and Las al
The Collision
Lady seen Floating
Boon Tu I
Arms. —The New York Times learns that the
name of the lady seen floating in the Water imme
diately after the sinking of the propeller J. W.
Harris, on Saturday,morning. with an infu
her arms, and who so nobly refused to relinquish
her hold of her child to save her o
Mrs. Mary Ann Wilkins, of New London, Conn.,
whither she was returning from a visit to her
widowed mother in Sonth Brooklyn,
wood. Her husband, who had
few days previous, leaving her
also been in
it with her, returned home a
return alone
her that she
Friday, It
should return home by way of the railroad ; but
she declined, preferring, as she said, to go by
the propeller, tbat she might have a good night's
rest, and arrive in New London about 7 o'clock
urday morning.
Mrs. Wilkins was about 23 years of age, and
years. The infant
her only child, eight months old
married only
in her
and a girl.
Last Notice
8chool Taxes unpaid after election day, (first
Tuesday in September,) will be collected with
the amount which
Tax Paysrs.—A ll City and
the addition of five per
is now required to be paid, those who want
the five per cent,
the receiver
by calling
or before that
GEO. D. ARMSTRONG, Receiver.
Offioe hours from 8 to 12, M., and from 2 to
7 P. M.
City Hall
Business 'Notices. —Anderson à Cole,
of Seoond and King Street, advertise] cheap
Groceries for sale.
gkgr Boarding is wanted for a lady, in a pri
vate family. Address box 601, Wilmington.
|0T W. B. Kinsey, corner Fifth and Market,
good SegAra for sale.
1®" Samuel Murphy. 41 aui 48 Shipley st.,
dollars reward for tl e
taken from his
portable writing desk, whioh
place of busin
tarC. Wilkin
the 15th iust
offers his farm in Qu
Ann'B County, Md., at private sale.
gär Lloyd Tilghmsu, Trustee, will soil
public sale, on the 22d of September, at Cen
treville, Md., a valuable farm.
ÄÖ^Header have you
bedside of the tossing, fevered patient ! If you
nt of a good
of the Vauxhall
eight hour », floating
danger from fire ; for sale at Dr.
watched by the
must Lave felt the
taper. Call and buy
Night Lights, which bu
in water ;
Grisashaw's, No. 161 Market street.
Nomination Election. —The election
candidates for Mayor, Alderman, Treasurer,
C : ty Hall,
, will be held
TO-DAY, between the hours of 2 and 8 o'clook,
P. M. The candilates suggested
lows :
Mayor—George W. Sparks and Samuel Burr.
Aldermau—Stephen Boddy, John Downing,
John T. Robinson.
Treasurer—George D. Armstrong, John Flinn,
H. H. J. Naff.
Assessor—Wm. Johnson, Stephen S. Pierce,
Wm. Banner, Robert Galbreath.
Amehican Meetings.— Mrst Ward .— A
ing of the American party of the First Ward
will be held nt the room of the llifle Company,
iu the fourth story of the Central Building. cor.
Fourth and King Streets,
sday evening. Punctual attendance is re
Second Ward .—The Americans of the Second
8 o'clook
Squire Boddy's
office, corner Fourth and King Sts., this
o'clock, for the purpose
of nominating candidates '.o be supported at the
ing, at half-past s
election on the first of September. Punotual
attendance is requested.
Fourth Ward .—The America
corner Sixth aud King Sis.
ing at 8 o'clock,
Ward offioers.
of the Fourth
to meet at the school house,
candidates for
drd —The Americans of the Fourth
Phtenix engine house,
ing, at
half-past 7
Public School Celebration. —The publio
school celebration at Brandywi
ably to notice, last Thursday. The day
aud everything passed off pleasantly ns
ticipated. The only regret is tuat mo
present, for tbe cause is a noble
be hoped that greater interest
ill be taken in it, and as Brandywine made the
last year, they should not be tbe first
side. It was cheering however to
any interested, and by their presence
the cause of education. The follow
ing was the order of the day.
At one o'clock, Yellow School of United Dis
tricts 23 aud 76, formed in procession iu the
following manner, via : large flag carried by 8
young ladies—theu girls of school—banner in
scribed, " Y'ellow 8ohool of United Districts 28
and 75," " Youth is tho season for improvement,"
reverse, " Learning is the ornament of youth
and comfort of age." The bauner decorated
with wreaths &c. made a neat appearance, then
boys, followed by another large flag. They then
proceeded to and met District No 8, Wm. Mer
teacher, this school had a very neat banner,
decorated similar to the first—front, "District
No. 8," reverse, " Knowledge is power." They
then marched to the woods, where the meeting
organiied by calling Mr. II. Morrow to the
Chair, appointing Samuel L. Scaulan Secretary.
Rev. James Otterson, opeued with prayer—sing
ing. Rev. J. Otterson theu addressed the schools,
showing the necessity of good attendance, that it
is essential to improvement, that youth is the
for study ; the importauce of telling the
of the
pat enta
lei it sub
truth, the benefit derived from good man
this interesting address was listened
much attention.
Dr. J. A. Brown,
ed that his object
the County Sohool Pic
Woods, September 3d, 1857. Showing the great
results that sometimes proceed from little things,
that from the celebration of United Districts
28 and 75,
this year they expected to do
would help the
introduced, who stat
the schools to attend
to be held in Folly
induced to get up o
Springs, with much su
, aud
, that this in
sc of public school edu
Charles I. Du Pont Esq., was theu introduced,
who urged on the cause—that his earliest days
associated with public schools—tho ad
vantage we possessed—
"knowledge is power." Tho superiority of
learned to unlearned nations &c.
Mr. Thomas Roberts,
said he was happy
glorious a
in hand with the Teachers if they would insure
success—that when parents spoke ill of them
the ohildren would b 6 fractious, aud where love
did not exiBt between teacher and scholar, very
little progress would be tbe result.
A great number of pi
fathers also that
then called for—
to meet his old frieuds in so
; he urged parents to go hand
sung by the
"school choir."
The following resolutions were read and
Resolved, That we tender our thanks to Messrs.
Du Pont, for granting us the privilege of holding
celebration in their woods.
Resolved, That wo render our sincere thanks
to Rev. J. Otterson, Dr. Brown, C. I. Du Pont,
and T. Roberts, for addressing the meeting
—there y showing their interest with
Resolved, That wo are heart und hand with the
other Districts in the cause of education, and
County Sohool Pio Nie —hoping to bo there—
but whether there or uo, they have
good wishes.
Resolved, That United Districts 23 and 75 are
the Pioneers of Public School celebrations.
Resolved, That wo publish the prooeediugs of
this meeting in the Wilmington newspapers.
Samuel L. Scanlan, Secretary.
Good Movement—Temperance
Youno.— The Rev. M. E. Cross, delivered ad
dresses, and scattered tracts in six of the princi
pal Sabbath schools of this city on the last Sab
impress the lessons of
perauce virtue and religion or the tender minds
of the rising youth of
boys are on the verge of ruin from the
of intoxicating drinks, aud a few kind words,
or a little tract, are hailed with smiles, and will
rescue multitudes from the fangs of the destroy
er. He scatters approved tracts, and diffuses
the truth in all ways that he can. He delivered
a discourse on the Christian duty of temperance
and the present aspects of the cause,on Sabbath
evening last to a Urge and attentive audience in
St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church. This is
a home as well ns general interest. All tax pay
, parents, good citizens, and Christians, have
a deep interest in the prosperity of this
May Kind Heaven smile on all judicious efforts
to stay the tide of intemperance that is coming
bath. His aim is
ry. Many of
The Annual Common School Pio Nic will be
held in Folly Woods, east side, near the New
port turnpike, two and-n-lmlf miles from Wil
mington, on Thursday, the 3d of September, to
commence at 10 o'clock, A. M. A large number
of districts have already expressed their inten
bc present, and it is hoped that all tho
friends of popular education will use their in
fluence to make it a day long to bo remembeied
by the rising generation. There were
thousand children last year ; we expect five
thousand this year.
Half price excursion tickets will be issued
the Delaware Railroad, and several
from the city.
President E. J. Newlin, of Delaware College,
T. Clarkson Tajilor, Dr. Grimshaw, and other
prominent speakers will address the meeting.
Tbe order of arrangements, time of
leaving, and full particulars, will be given in
Friday's paper. J. A. BROWN,
Chair. Com. Arrangements.
Funerals.— Columbia Lodge, No. 26, I. 0.
0. F., acoommpaaied by a number of
bers of other Lodges, aud Wilmington and
Brandywine Counoil, No. 3, O. U. A. M., attend
ed the funeral of their late fellow-member,
Wm. H. Romford, on Sunday afternoon last.
The American Rifle Company, Copt. Bogla,
Junior Sons of America, Warren. Liberty,
United, and Neptune Clubs, attended the fuue
ral of Mr. Ch&rlea Armstrong, on Sunday after
into collision
> an Upset.— Two vehicles came
Saturday ufternoon opposite
the City Hall, whioh resulted iu the upsetting
of one of them. Fortunately no person
hurt, although the nteam made from spirits
high-pressure power, and was operating
most powerfully upon the safety valves of the
engines in which i
MM ill 1
Four Men Killed J—Several others badly j
hurt ! ! !
A terrible explosion occurred
powder works,
Du Pout's
Brandywine, about five
Saturday afternoon, which spread
among the people in the vicinity, And
' whioh produced considerable anxiety
•ity. We learn that Mr.
Du Pont, assisted by Edward Hurst, Anthony
Dougherty, Lewis Vaohe, John McCUfferty,
Riohard Hunter, and George Fisher, was engaged
in removing a large, heavy box
building nbout to be
of ikeame in c
and excitement i
down, wheu the cor
with the wall, the friction
Are to the building, whioh had
been used since 1812, and although cleaused as
well as possible, oontained a large quantity of
powder under the floor. Their olotbes took fire
sud they hasteued
Mr. Du Pont jumped into the
omplished his purpose, rau
extinguish the flames.—
, and after
if the
roof of the press-room was ou Are, when the
building exploded, aud was torn to atoms with a
terrible oraBh. Mr. Du Pont was fatally iujured
by the scattering fragments. His ribs
broken and one lung perforated. He also re
cjived a compound fracture of the right thigh.
He was found among the ruins, untorrified aud
perfectly cool. He gave orders immediately to
have water passed to put out the flames, so as to
prevent further disastrous consequences. He
was carried to his house, In the immediate vici
nity, where his wounds were examined aud
died from the effects of
their wounds—Edward Hurst, Anthony Dough
erty, and Lewis Vacho—and though the others
are seriously injured, it is thought they will
I ^ ; ' '
have si
State Mattbes.— We take the following
itemBfrom the Milford News :
Wm. Cannon, Esq., has laid off a new Bridge
ville, adjoiniug the Delaware Railroad. Maps,
with streets, squares, and a train of
posted up aud the building lots. If the
on which they can be bought and the advanta
fully made known, the lots in New
Bridgeville would sell.
It was rumored in town a few days ago, that
a Mr. Isaac Carroll, of Seaford, had committed
fit, by beating him
uicioe while in a drun
self with a grubbing hoe. On more partioular
inquiry, we learu that there was no boe in the
case, but that whisky alone did the work.
One of the respectable oitiiens of Cedar
Creek Hundred, Sussex County, was found in
his wagon, on tho road near Milford,
last, iu a very feeble condition from the effects
of whisky. He seemed to be entiroiy helpless
and unable to take care of himself, and some
persons who were passing took charge of the
wagon, and started to convey him to his
dence, but he expired before reaching it.
One of our
found locked in his shop on last Friday night,
in a dyiug condition, with a jug of whisky by
bis side. Some oitiiens were attracted
spot by the groans of the sufferer, and on call
wer, when they burst the
door open, and found him in a dying condition.
He died in a few minutes afterwards.
Mr. Charles Wiley, who resides about six
miles from Milford, in Sussex, met with a severe
accident while riding on the horse
threshing maohine. It appears that he was sit
lever near the inside end, when his
cidently slipped between the lever and the
permanent portion of the frame, in which
position the thigh was crushed in a horrid
en, a shop keeper,
of a
Nominations. —The Democratic nomination
election took place on Saturday,
polled ; of which number Mr. Der
ived 270, Wm. Huffington 289, aud Dr.
White 405, for the Mayorality. For Alderman,
Wni. Silver, 490, John B. Lewis, 472. For
Treosurer, L. C. Springer, 848, John Wright,
252, Mr. Crosby, 206, Jacob Stephenson, 06, 8.
Newlin, 94. For Assessor, Milton Lackey, 808,
John Burnett, 057. From the abo
that the nominees
d Burnett.
it will be
White, Silver, Spring
Allmond'b Hotel.— Strangers and
visiting Wilmington, will bear in mind that the
Indian Queen Hotel, kept by that good-natured
and accommodating host, Chalos M. Alimond, at
the corner of Market and Fifth streets, is one
of the very best regulated establishments in
Delaware. His table ranks with the first class
bouges of othor cities, and his accommodations
kind. His stables
ull polite and attentive. Mr. Alimond is
additional Coach House, in order
the demands of his increasing patronage.
of the most ample aad satisfactory
large and his attendants
Public.—T he " Wigwam " of the
r,,,,,, m II. r
fourth story of the Journal and Statesman
Buiiding, corner of Fifth and Market s
will be open
morrow evening,—the
ty-sixth of August, inst., between the hours of
7 and 9 o'clock. This Wigwam has recently
been fitted up, and the public, by paying» visit,
3 idea of tbe work of
couuoils. Tbe
exclusively benevolent
this and
nty-fifth and
tho public
may be able
the Indiaus while in their
Order of Red Men i
Attempted 8uicidb. —A German named Chas.
Garver, residing near North East, attempted to
commit suicide ou Tusday night last, by cutting
his throat with a knife. He was laboriug under
d we under
temporary insanity
stand is likely to recover.
Inquest. —Coroner Rickards held
the body of Richard Kief,
on Monday,
Irishmau, who had died suddenly in our city,
freely in intoxicating driuk.
The jury rendered a verdict iu accordance with
the facts of the
.—A middle aged mau, calling him
County, Pa.,
self Richard Gorby, fr
king a
little too much ' 0 be joyful
nt, relieved him,
pocket-book containing $20 nud a watch worth
f a
Accident.—As Edward Pennington, of New
ark, was hitching his horsee to his wagon,
Friday evening, in order to nttend market in i_.
city, one of them took frigbt'and rau over Mr.
P., throwing him to the grouud, aud inflicting
quite a severe wound on his forehead.
Not Satisfied. —Tbe friends of Mr. Huffing
..... allege that their candidate was cheated out
of the nomination by large promises of office to
numbers of persons, for constable &c. by the
friends of the other candidates.
The Execution of McKim.
Attempted Suicide of the Condemned—Speech Under
the Gallows—No Confession—Excitement at
Hollidaysburg, August 21.—This is the day
apart by the Executive for the exeoution of
David Stringer McKim,
of the
night pooplefrom a distauc; c
nnd so great
be procured
pelled to lie upon floors, tables and chairs.
This morning a str
pouring i
nothing was talked about
condemned and bis approaching end. Uasine
is almost entirely eugpened here.
The Bheriff w*s beset yesterday and this
ing by persons who were anxious to get within
the prison walls to witness the last dread :
but a very few out of the immense throng
gratified in their wish to be allowed to enter the
enclosure aud the disappointed multitude had to
rest contented with gazing at tbe prison walls
in picking up such scraps of information from
within doors as were retailed outside.
in circulation during
out of the
victed in May last,
of Samuel T. Norcross. Last
into the
the rush tbot beds oould
the hotels, and many
of humanity
a very early hour, and
thought of but the
All sorts of rumors
the morniug, and those who
prison doors duriug the forenoon
questioned by the crowd
know what the
saying and doing, and above all to
ascertain whether he had made any confession.
McKim slept soundly during the greater part
of last night. At six o'clook this morning he
attempted to commit suicide by opening a vein
in his wrist with a piece of gloss. The blood
flowed freely for a while, but it was discovered
revent Berious results, and the wound
in ti
was immediately bound np. A close watch
the condemned wretoh
a second attempt of the sa
Neither the awful position of the condemned,
hie attempted suioide, nor his being foiled iu the
empt to destroy himself, affeoted his appetite,
for he ate a hearty breakfast.
Great calculations were made on the
script statement whioh the condemned had pre
pared for the purpose of reading under the gal
lows, and many thought that in it would be
found an admission of his guilt, but this expect
ation was disappointed this morning, when it
ounced that McKim had destroyed the
paper he had prepared. It soems that in a fit of
rage he tore tho "statement" to pieees.
The report of the attempted suioide of the
murderer, and of bis having torn tbe much talked
pi I rani
of piper to pi
, created
immense »c
out of doors, and the
j heat,
fifteen minutes past ten o'clock the
demned man was led out of the prises to the
gallows. After mounting the scaffold, McKim
proceeded to address the assembled crowd, and
hour and five minutes. He
vehemently, and said that
he deotared before God and with his last breath
that he died
he spoke for
denied his guilt
said that he had
ver either
stole money or anything
He also Baid that Alticks Fleck and another wit
his life on his trial.
□ty-five minutes before 1 o'clook Sheriff
Fort pulled the drop, and the wretched orlminal
launched into eternity, declaring his iuuo
ocnce until the lust mo
mittod murder
e three military companies
ouud the jail, and notwithstanding the iin
, everything passed off
After tho body
down it will be handed
the relatives of the malefactor, who have
had prepared a handsome coffin for its reception.
It will be remembered that the crime for whioh
McKim has suffered the extreme penalty of the
law, was the murder, in January last, of a young
named Samuel T. Noroross, formerly of
Lexington, Mass. No
the We
had gone from
hl I
in the cnpucity of a mus
her. Aftur
siding there
turned to Massachusetts and borrowed $1000
from bis sistors. This raouey he returned with
to tho West, and invested it in lands in Dubuque,
Iowu, and Dunleith, Illinois. The property
so rapidly iu value, that he commenced the study
of medicine with Dr. Duruhold, relying upon the
interest of his money to support him
In the
side, whioh becamo painful, and he determined
to return home. McKim, whose acquaints
he had formed, volunteered to aooompauy him.
Noroross obtained his mouey in McKim's pre
—the two Btarted in company on the
journey—McKim treated Norcross with great
kindness until ho had won his kindness and es
aud fiuuliy killed and robbed him, on the
ing of tho 1 Oth of January lust, ou the
Pennsylvania llailroad track, three miles
Altoona, where the viotim was found in a dying
condition by
ing, probably two hours after tho commission of
the deed.
The murderer managed
the law far several weeks after the commission
of the crime, and he was Anally captured in a
wild, mountainous spot in Columbia county by n
Mr. Wolfe.
au ubscess formed
his left
!*t of
laborers on the sa
ado the otficers of
Mr. Wolfe.
His trial commenced nt Holliduysburg the last
of April, and although the commission of the
fiendish crime was not directly proven, a power
ful chain of circumstantial evidence was linked
together. The Commonwealth proved conclu
sively the departure of McKim fiom Dunleith
with Norcross—apparoutly having charge of him
at the Engle Hotel, in Pittsburgh, and the story
he told the landlord about Norcross' insanity ;
the departure from the hotel in company ; the
testimony of a railroad employee '
get off the train at Altoona, and go up the
track on the morning of the murder ; the n
appearance of McKim in Philadelphia to claim
his baggage; his subsequent appearnuce in Potts
villc with two lewd women ; his reokless squan
dering of money, and subsequent disappearance
when suspicion was aroused, and a number of
other very suspicious circumstances.
Against all these tremendous facts tho defence
ered no testimony, except soino entirely
important negative evidence, and the
a conviction of murder in tho first degree.—
After hia oonviction, he made
attempt to escape by sawing off bis hobbles.
He persisted in deolaring his inuoconco of the
murder until the last.
suit w
Philadelphia, August, 19, 1857.
Messrs. Ed
Although you h
correspondent from McDonough, who from time
to time giveH you the current items and news of
the neighborhood, yet 1 would respectfully so
licit a little space in your valuable Journal for
this epistle, and for the encroachment I would
most humbly nnd sincerely beg your pardon. I
have been spending About two weeks in the
neighborhood, and it is to return my sincere and
heartfelt thanks to the rnnuy kind friends around
about McDonough for their hospilabie friend
ship and kindness which they so readily lavished
upon mo during my sojourn with them, that iu
part prompts
memory shall revisit the
quickly passed, aud wander
spent with those noble hearted people Hhe will
love to garland them with gems of remembrauce
them ns golden hours that have
names as it
write. In the future when
ics that h
idst the moments
forever fled. I will mention
would be folly in tbe extreme for
but I would simply say to those whoso lot may
st with the people of McDonough and
industrious, sociable
o do so,
vicinity that they
aud kind-hearted people,
lieve I might say of the whole Diamoud State,
and may they (as I kuow they will) be
pered and blest. Tho country arouud McDonough
is in a very high state of cultivation nt this time
and yields to the farmer abundant crops of
In lead I
wheat, corn, oats, &c. The corn particularly,
able to judge, was very fine this
season. Tho fruit, however, did
be very abundant, which I belie
neighborhoods throughout tbo State. J
attended while there the Camp Meeting
Red Lion. There
different parts of the co
1 believe that it was not
a great many people fr
ry assembled there,
idered as large as
previous years. The folks from about
McDonough pretty generally attend Camp
(1 hesi
say) their happy faces lend
small degree of enchantment to the scene. In
speaking of McDonough, I do not think it would
be foreign to my subject to remark that 1
very Borry to see that they have again com
need the sale of intoxicating liquors there.
1 had hoped that the fatni cup might never again
spread its influe
dearest spot on earth to
afraid that many, very many of the joyous
w wreathed in smiles
will eventually be made through its agency to
feel keenly tbe sorrow and shame, and bc
pulled to drink deeply of the dregs of bitterness
which must and will forever Huger where its
beuign influence is felt. But still I hope for
the best, and God grunt that my surmises be
false in regard to it, is and will ever be the
oonstant wish of
be permitted
throng whose faces a
Wheat Turnino to Chess. —Some months ago
to settle a controversy on this subject, Benjamin
Hodob of Buffulo, offered a premium of one hun
dred dollars to any eno who would dc
that wheat would turn to chess—
under the sopervisi
Agricultural Society, aud under such ruleB as a
Committee appointed by tbe Sooiety should pre
scribe. This premium
Samuel Dav
of the New York State
lately olaimed by
, of Greece, Monroe Co., N. Y.,
who had in his possession,
evidence of transmutation,
pointed by the Society,
and L. B. Lanqwo
Tuomam, of Union Springs, with Col. Johnson,
Sec. of the Society, met at Rochester recently to
the evidenoe.
The experiment to prove transmutation
the following :—A quantity of earth was passed
through a line seive, to separute all chess seeds.
It was placed iu a pan, and several heads of
wheat planted in it. When tiie wheat came up,
subjected to all the liaid treatment that
usually produces wiuter-killing, viz., flooding
with water, aud alternately freezing aud thawiug
. Late in the Spring, the whole
contents of the pan were removed and set out in
•pen ground. When the plants of wheat threw
out their heads, there appeared chcsB heads also.
in and placed beforo the Committee,
chess were shown, tho roots of which
he believed, tbe
committee ap
sonsistiug of Prof. Dewey
, of Rochester, and J. J.
for several ti
of wheat and chess plants was brought
to proceed direotly from the planted heads of
wheat, which yet
instances they
decayed grain
looked upon a
Tho roots
first soaked in
washed, by moving them backwards and for
rdB slowly through it. They
fully examined by microscopes. The ro
perceived to issuo,
But :
of wheat themselves. This
taken by tho Committee and
r, and afterwards gently
from the half
the chess
near the end of the grain of wheat,
in sprouting, but fr
almost any part. Further exnminati
is usual
the side, and in fact fr
they merely passed through crevioes in the
separated from
ly in
nnectioa. So
er the
surface of the bran, where they had go
in search of tbe nourishment, (whioh is known
te abound just within the bran,) in the
that grape
over the
deoayed wheat grains, aud
the grains without tearing, being
tact, without any adhesion
of the
minute ehess Mm m
by an achromatic microscope,
have been observed to i
rfaoe of a rioh decaying bone.
they easily separated, and had no connection !
with the grain. It was satisfactorily proved that j
the chess plant could not have come from these !
graine; by tbe fact that the same single stalk of
chess was thusconnected with five or six different I
grains,—which eould no more have originated it, j
than five or six cows could have
oalf. This
therefore, did not prove uuythiug
mutation ;
ays in which the chess might
the soil, the whole
"y possible wi
>'« become sea
ii Inn
d by all parties
bc in
The olaimant is, h
that the wheat
'ever, perfectly "satisfied"
d to the chess ; and he is
satisfifld with the candor and
racy of the Committee, that he is confident
he will yet convince the
of the fact of
, conducted by them with
, are to be performed under his dircc
Mb. Buchanan
D owning thus relates a
Mr. Buoha
deal riled with Brigha
one hundred wives,
Polygamy.-»M ajor Jock
ersation be had with
Utah. Old Buck is a good
Young, who, wi
created a rebellion—
en the old Buok hnsu't one that he can call bis
rented a rebellion in the
and ought
. If
Garden of Eden when she hud a
to bin satisfied, it isn't wonderful that
died should do the like i
n Utah, having only
Says I, Bucky, did
among 'em all ! I
see union and barmony where
hundred wimen and but
expect it—and the only way
to a good
woman has her
—it's agin all
in point, is to
Yes, but said old Buck, tb
. " 5 ,
bd obleeg'd to
I. Well then,
hev his wo
sei lie, they'd blu
hull of this trouble and say I sot '
ample. That's so, sei 1, aud si
many wiuien to take np with
you refused to take up your sheer, it's your duty
to make 'em live peaceable as they
break the bull tliiug up by reforming and setting
every old bachelor a good example by takiu' oue
of these deluded wiinen for your sheer.
for the
a bad ex
! elt
Raising the sunken Ships at Sevas
8evabtoi*ol, June 80, 1857.
1 entered Russia at Odessa by au Austrian
steamer. As soon as our anchor wns down, the
Quarantine officer wav alongside, who,
tabling the healthy condition of the ship, gave
rmission to the passengers
We were all hurried into the boat, without lug
gage, and carried to the custom house landiug
—from thonoo into tho long examining
der charge of two soldiers. After waiting
nearly an hour, a door opened and an officer
called the first person upon the passenger list,
who was directed to go into an adjoining
for examination. Next waa my
seated at desks
answers to the following interrogator!
sallow-looking fellow who spoke a little English :
Your passport ? What is your age ? Have
o offi
iting down the
by a tall.
sallow-looking fellow who spoke a little English :
Your passport ? What is your age ? Have you
any relatives in Odessa ? What is your profes
sion ? How long do you intond fn
Russia ? All these being «atisfactorily answered
aud our signatures placed in the big book,
taken into another room and wait another
hour. Here, according to appearance,
where goods were examined tha
of contagion, for by the looks of the prongs,
tongs and probes bauging around, tbe plac<
" . ' inquisitorial dungeon.
with four soldiers and a
assistant. Commencing with
No. 1, he ordered his trunks opened and every
article turned upside dowu. Everything having
a piece of printed paper for a wrapper
by, tho paper torn off and
away. Books of every descripti
criuiiuatoly seiied nnd submitted b
leugtb the offi
the Censor,
who after a few days decides whethor they can
bo admitted into Russia.
1 went from Odessa to Nikolaietf in a Tartar
wagon, nnd whoever has ridden in a Rassi
knows what it is without further
Nikolaieff I call on Ad
. He received
much pleased
for raising the
do nt Sevastopol. Ho in
ived a despatch from
8t. Petersburg informing him that a Col. Laue
de application for permission to operate
with a company at Sevastopol ; the same dis
patch stated to Admiral lloutokoff that Mr. Johu
E. Gowcu had the sole contract,
other person who entertained un
ing permission
tion. On my arrival
mirai Hoctokoff with my pap
to hear that
ships would
on be mu
that he hud
nnd that any
idea of obtain
ise any of the suuken pro
perty, lnbored under delusion, and
machines belonging to such pen
the harbor. A
koff invited me to accompany him
through tbe Navy Yard
There are two fine propeller li
of 120 guns each ou the stocks,
in September ; thore are also
beautiful model. Tbe Nikuluieff Dock Yard is
very extensive und admirably arranged in every
department, and 1 think
' 1 cn
emmerit steamer. My Russi
introductory letter
eruor Vocalick, wero handed
vessel or
d Arsenal,
-of-battle ships
be launched
carvettes of
aval depot as
0 Sevastopol in a Gov
pass, witli
aud Gov
previous to
I found Sevastopol truly a heap of
inbling Herculaneum and Putnpeii
dem city. The destruction of
dry-docks by the Allies was in my
opinion, a piece of wanton Vandalism. After
waiting on the Admiral and Governor and pre
sented my letter from Admiral Boetokoff, im
mediate orders wero given to the Captain of the
red boat, for the
purpose of making any examinations that I
might wish.
Admiral Me
I ',i
with a
On tho 8th of Juno Messrs. Gowen and Cope
land, with their families, arrived. Mr. Gowen,
while in Paris on his way here, received
vitatiou from his Imperial Highucss tho Grand
Duke Constantino to visit him ot tl
Tho Grand Duke expressed to Mr. Ü. a wish that
he would uso all possible dispatch iu clearing
the harbor of Sevastopol, assuring him of every
assistance which the authorities could render
arking, at tho
time, that he had
been iu formed
panies for permission
applications from other
work iu Sevastopol had
St. I'etersburg,
could permission be granted to another.
of Messrs. Go
commenced preparing
transport brigs, the latter
Immediately after tho arid
and Copeland,
gunboats and two
about 280
each, with the
for lifting. Beforo we hud completed these v
sels, the bark Susan Jane arrived with our
eugiues, chains, &c., material for
docks, with
any other articles, which came
just in time, together with our carpenters and
caulkers, aud ufter much perplexity and un
necessary delay caused by the annoying Custom
House officers, we commenced discharging our
machinery. As it came out it attracted much
attention, for it certainly is superior to any I
have ever beforo seen. Our diving apparatus,
with the air pumps, is also of superior work
ship. We went out yesterday, July 1, to try
The diver immediately
a very large chain. Wo had up
itlioms, but night
could raise tbe anchor. To
made fast to
about forty fi
ow morning,
We find it necessnry to w
all the large ships before
weigh the anchors of
get the chai
under the bottoms.
I do not expect the ships will bo of
value without considerable repuirs,
are terrible in this region, but tho value of the
materials will be i
iug for the celebration of tbe 4th of July
economical plan—probably the first at Sevasto
pol. We have invited the principal officials to
join us in a collation.
the wor
Travelling Four
We met with the
ing which has o
Suboical Cask.—A Dirk
Tears through a Jlan's Scull.
red in o
long time. Wo
a gentlemau
who gave us a practical exemplification of tho
wonderful. Fourteen or fifteen years ago he
states that ho was missing dowu Baltimore street,
night, duriug a heavy snow
Frederick street, three
, when

oman. He gavo them the way, but being
lently jostled by
somewhat sharply, wheu they
ing a powerful
the ground, j
him, he received a blow I
of them, he upbraided them
acked him. Be
, standing about six feet in
his shoes, he soon laid two of them hors du
bat, and chased tbe other to tbe opposite side of
, where he fulled him to
d where leaning
in the left temple, which staggered ns well
bewildered him for a few iniuutes. Upon re- i
covering himself his assailants had fleJ, and j
feeling the blood flowing pretty freely from the j
wound, proceeded to a physician who soon found
that he had been stubbed, the i
iug about half way betweeu the eye and car, and I
breaking off short, leaving a considerable length |
of blade in his bead ! All efforts to extract it !
proved futile.
Strange to say, he felt very little pain
convenience from hie condition. '
healed, aud he attended to his regulur a
ms ns if nothing hnd happened. Three
again opening, ho con
suited a surgeon, who, feeling the ragged edgo
of tho blade, made several efforts to draw it
: aud, after considerable labor, drew from
—. 1 * ~ rtion of the base of the brokcu dirk,
iuohes I
a I
wi !
t pain or in- j
The wound
I regular uv- !
years after, the
! wound a pj
j which measured withiu a fraction of
! in length. This part of it gave
amount remaining, which was supposed
piece of about tho same size taken
For eleven years lo
idea of
ntinue in this !
er did it
, about two weeks si
, after suf
feriug u great degrev of pat
the right aide
the corner of bis eye, on the
opposite side to where he reoeived the wound,
and a considerable swelling appearing, he went
to Professor Smith, who, upon examining the dis
eased part, found the point of the blade pro
truding ! It had actually traversed through the
bones of the head, and after fourteen years,
made its appeaeanoe in the above locality. Such
is its position, plain to the eye witness. Dr.
Smith, we understand, proposes, in a short
time, to operate for its expulsion. We have
often heard of pins and neeulet-s being swallow
ed, and in after years making their appearance
in different parts of the body, but that the blade
of a dirk, between three and four inches in
length, should thus travel, and through bones
at that, forms an interesting sutyect for the
gon as well os for the common mind.— Balt. Pa
triot, Aug. 18.
Settling a Knotty dueation.
nth of November, while
the past, and wondering whither tho tempest
would eveutually lead him, ho suddenly bounded
from his chair, snapped his Angers, looked
of the windows, put
plumped himself uguin into his chair, and then
soliloquised : " U'b of
One evening in the
silting in his lonely
the fire,
," said he, " to
endure this confounded perplexity any longer.
One thing is certain, I love them all ; and why
should I notât
declare ? Suppose they do
my quadrupled affection, what then?
my sincerity, aud
of an immensely large
heart, thus to be able to love all four of them
with this inextinguishable ardor. Y
marry but one, tho selection must bo made by
their castiog lota for me, nnd passing strange it
is, too, that this happy thought should
have occurred to mo until this present hour.
And then, in this delicious lottery, I shall be
good reason there
ladies enter into this arrangement? By my
soul they must. My proposed plan will at least
show that I am not partial, and thore will be
cludo that I
draw a prise, for tho
blanks. But will the
my part,
ion among them for jealousy."
It was to Miss Harriet Auodyne that Mr. Rol
lins first intimated the teuder sentiments
had inspired, and on the first mention of it the
young lady blushed overpoweringly But as
Mr- Rollins further declared that the strength
of his affection was equally great for their three
mutual frieuds, her c
expression of the
at last the proposed scheme
laughed until she
euauoe underwent
oomioal curiosity ; and
be made, Miss Harriet
well nigh ohoked.
" Ah, Miss Harriet, you may laugh, but de
vise a better plan for me if you
very well that if I were to select any one of the
other three and leave you, you would consider
yourself slighted and neglected. You Bee, theu,
that it is quite necessary for the happiness of
. Y
quite necessary for the happiness of
all conoerned, that I should carry my point, aud
as I profess to be above board in all my trans
actions, I shall
thy father, and ask him
"Of course, Mr. Rollins," replied Miss Har
riet, "you can ask Pa's co-operation in any
thing you choose, but the whole procedure
would be so strange and
concerned, I
very wor
Buperiutend the
suai, that
" Now, Miss Harriet, if you please, beg
thing," interrupted Rollins, " for rely upon it,
I shall excuse neither of you, and wbeu you
havo seriously considered the subject, you will
not wish to be excused yourself. What
would there be, I ask you, in my going
little circle for a wife ?"
Ou the day of this interview Mr. Rollins made
known his delicate intentions
d at first they
to tho other three
disposed to regard
the matter in a jocular light, but on being
surfed by Mr. Rollins that be loved them all with
pootic ardor and a never-dyiug affection, it is
difficult to say whether
the prominent emotion
Miss Harri
to her, the Doctor
sions of laughter that he protests
he gained
their breasts. Wheu
Auodyne related to her father the
nuuication which had been made
thrown iuto such oonvul
this day
the strength
pounds of flosh
of it.
In the eveuing the fo
gether, and compared notes, and whut a glo.v
aud flutter of chatting excitemeut they
Miss Atterbury, Miss Anodyne and Miss
Raohel Pettigrew mduc a feint of treating the
subject with derision; but Miss Amelia Petti
grew very candidly confessed that she
traded by (he novelty of the thing, and if the
others would agree, she would cheerfully fall in
with Mr. Rollius' humor.
" And girls, why should
ot ns will be
may bo equally s
mt to be wooed in
ther than
the winner. Pa says that any person acquainted
with Rollins might havo known that if he
got married at all, it would be done up iu the
e Rollius Btyle, aud for his part he
owning the soft im
peachment, and making out'selves a grand by
"I lottery at Mr. Rollins' earliest conve
nience. Besides, girls, it is rather a pleasant
reflection that Mr. Rollins slights
aud after the lucky
the three remaining i
have that blessedness
sbaud, aud
get a good
is quarterly
dear selves will be
any impropriety i
arried and Bettled,
ingle blessedness will
augmented in this late
uing oharras."
off in fresh cachinations at
playful oration ; bui it w
they were beginning to wav
iously of the
parted it was, "Well, after all,
anythiug about it, but
—and if Ma consents,"— und it
such is tbe real tendency among the fair
• tteries and matrimony, that Mr. Rollins
ried his point.
It wus a cold but pleasant eveuing in tho be
ginning of December, that the four heroiui
their love
r, and before they
■-solves, and Pa
sembled in the coiy back par
Dr. Anodyne's. The ludies looked so
excited, but tbe worthy RoIüdb
excited, but tbe worthy RoIüdb
comfortable and self-possessed as a duck in a
mill pond. He Beemed to regard the approach
ing transaction as in no degree outre, but as re
gular and business-like, and as just tbe only
method left whereby a gentleman with a
clous heart could be extricated fro
" Be satisfied, ladies, I love you all, but my
premc affection will be centered
prize I draw."
this the ladies, in a flutter of amicable
confusion, simpered a little ; but just then the
tread of Dr. Anodyne was heard, and their
hearts went pit-a-pat. The do
put twenty tickets iu a box. Each lady had her
five of these, aud the doetor said he
should take eleven out singly, shaking the box
after each time a tioket was drawn, aud the
lady having the largest number ot' th
step up to
Rollins aud settle.
the first drawing of the eleven tickets,
Miss Rachel Pettigrew and MUb Atterbury had
a majority of tickets, but also
of them, and so there
attempt. In the seoond
what a fluttering of hearts there
eleven tickets
a dilemma.
the human
entered und
the Bishop's offioe with Mr.
equal number
a necessity for another
when the
all tuken fr
the box.
As tbe doctor deliberately opened them,
Rollins botrayed seme emotion, and it
uounced tbat a choice had been effected, and
tho doctor's requesting all the parties
nigh to the table, the
peucil of a Cruikshank. The result
lady four tickets; and this lady
riet, the doctor's lovely daughter. Mr. Rollins
instautly sprang to her side, andQier fair
panions, regarding her
bride, bestowed those sweet caresses which
but female lips and female hands
off i
was worthy the
the heaven-elected
n give. The
a few weeks with great
eclat ; the three young ladies, standing as
bridesmaids, and three old cronies of Rollins,
each with a wig on his pate, serving as grooms
The match
for Mr. Rollins got a
Miss Harriet an exemplary husband.
The poetical feature of this verahious history
is, that while any one of the four ladies would
j gladly have married Mr. RollinB, it was only
I Miss Anodyne who had ever truly loved him.
: From girlhood up she had cherished a secret
pre-eminently a happy
devoted wife, and
i affection for him, who twenty three years ago
j had won her youthful heart, aud now having
j fairlyjwou him in a lottery, he
nu, l purposes her lawful property. It is
I her husband's regard for her three friends,
| hut as Mr. Rollins protested that the decision
! ol 'ho lottery had concentrated hie affections
her alone, she became content. The three
Mr. and Mrs. Rollins the strongest attachment,
U| M ull the parties were regular and oonstant in
fheir interchange of friendly visits,
- « » «»>
I The Baptists of South Garoli
Greenwood, a few days ago, adopted
I the report of a committee recommending a
'on of all relations or offioial interoou
American Traot Society," until it shall
their obnoxious
:y. It is true,
a little jealousy
her husband'B regard for her three friends,
! at°;
sometimes inclined
j single ludies, gratified that they had not
been shoved aside aud neglected in this grand
! matrimonial soheme, ever after entertained for
, as they
prior to the marriage. —N. Y. Commercial
Stale Con
pension o
! with the "
Last Honrs of a Single Gentleman.
This morning, June Ilth, at
o'olock, preolsely, an unfortun
Mr. Edward Pinckney, underwent the
penalty of Infatuation, by expiating his
taohment to Mary Ann dale, in fr
rallinga of St. Mary's Churoh, Islington.
It will be in tbo recolleotlon of all t
at the party who
half-post elevcu
young man,
Of Ute
Erlen Is
i'eat Jouas',
yearB ago, that Mr. Pinckney
then first introduced
there, und
whom ho
Miss Gale,
instantly began to direct particular attentions—
danolng with her
evening, and handing her things
the most devoted
commenced the intimacy hetwoen them which
terminated in this morning's oatustrop
Poor Pinckney had barely attained
belief that for
hi .■
supper m
nner. From that period
his 28th
year ; but there is
a pecuniary nature, his Bingle life would have
earlier to an untimely end. A chaugo for
the better, however, having ocourred in his oir
cumstanous, the young lady's friends
duoed to sanction his addresses, aud thus be
accessories to the cause for which ho has
just suffered.
The unhappy young man passed the last night
of his bachelor existence in his solitary cham
ber. From half-past eight
in writing letters. 8hortly after his youuger
brother Henry knooked at the door, when the
doomed nmu told him
aHked when he meant to go to b?d, he replied—
" Not yet." The questiou was thon put
how he thought he would sleop? To whioh ho
answered, " I don't know." He thou expressed
his desire for a cigar and a glass of grog,
brother, who partook of the like refreshments,
demanded if ho would take anything more
that night. He said " Nothing,'' in a firm
voice. His affectionate brother thei
take his leave, when the devoted one consider
ately advised him to take caro of himself.
Precisely at a quarter of a mia
the next morning, the victim of cupid having
been called acoording to his dosiros, lie arose
und promptly dressed himself. He had tho self
rol to shavo himself without the slighost
a scratch upon his chin ap
h engaged
in. On being
iqjury, for
S eared after tho operation. It would
e devoted a longer
Tho wretched man was attired iu a light blue
e than usual at iiis
Tho wretched man was attired iu a light blue
dress coat, with frosted buttons, a
and nankeen trow3ers, with patent boots. He
around his neck a
which partly conoealed tha Corano of the bo
som. In front of tho Bcnrf wus inserted a
breastpin of conspicuous di
Having descended the staircase with a quick
ip, he entered the apartment where his brother
d sister, aud a few friends awaited him. lie
then shook hands cordially with all pre
being asked bow he slept, a
the further demaud
ered, " Very
to tbe
well." Anl
state of his mind, ho said he " felt happy." One
of the parties hereupon suggested that it would
choly ceremony was gono through ; he exclaimed
ake something beforo tho inclau
emphasis—" Decidedly !" Breakfa
accordingly served, when he
roll, a large round
three groat breakfast cups of
expression of ustonishmoi
o sausages, aud
lu reply to
the part ot
persons present, be deolared that he had never
felt hnppier in his life.
Having inquired the time, and
that it was tea minutes of eleven,
that it would Boon lie
inquired if he oould do anythiug tor linn, when
he said he would take a glass of ale. Having
draiiR this, he appeared to be satisfied.
Tho fatal momeut
er. His brother then
approaching, he do
n of bis timo to dis
, to another
1 charged bis brother
Ÿ. with instructions to
voted the
tribute thoso little articles he would
want. T
his tobacco stopper,
Henry with bis latch key,
deliver it, after all
to the landlady. Tho clock
eleven, and at the
ed that a cab
ining porti
, with duo sole
length struck
moment he was inform
the door. He merely said,
ready," aud allowed himself to be
ducted to tbe vehicle, into which he got witli bis
brother, his other friends following on behind in
anxious delay of s
which they were
Gale, with '
Pinckney endeavored
the tragical spot, a short, but
moments took place, after
joined by the lady wi
oithor able, but Miss
Littlowus said
omary decorum, shod
preserve decorum ; but
a slight twitching in his mouth and eyebrows,
proclaimed his iuward agitntion.
cessary preliminaries bnving
ary formalities
»1 question was put,—
Bettled, and the prescribed n
gone through,tho
" Wilt thou have this womau to be tby wif
" I will."
Ho then put the fatal ring
finger, the hymonial uoose was adjusted,
the poor fellow
— Punch.
Miss Gale's
launched into—matrimony.
The American Flag.
reply has been received
o tbe American Flag, I
tho last Fourth of July, in
my query In
used myself
observing hu
notiug the various designs of the union iu tli
numerous American Flags
vessels in the harbor and river aud
and publio buildings of New York.
All tbe flags had the thirteen stripes, alternate
red and white, (or, in
norancc, white and red,) but tho variation in the
display of
dexter canton, (or, " union" os it is locally
ed, in imitation of the English " uni
unfrequent. The majority of the ships hnd
of 0 stars
the hotels
instanoes, from ig
tho blue
the stars arranged in 6 horizontal
each, (making only 30
reign vessels,
.) Most of tho fo
the Cunard
Jersey City, bud them arranged in
uor, which in beraldy is
the number of
modo of displaying them
tbe most judicious aud preferable.
larger star, formed of 31 small stais,
e of the
ig which
ed se
is changeable, this
the blue field
and this seemed
owners of the places of the publio
be tbe average
and hotel-keepers in New York and Jersey City.
Other vessels had them in a lozenge, a diamond,
or a circle. One large vessel in the stream had
composed of small
the latter. Another
one large
oue stars in the form of
other had this anchor embellished with a cirole
of small
ried the thirty
anchor, and yet an
ine specimens of the
similar, it is true, in the thirteen stripes, but ull
varying in the design of the union, and yot ail
called " American Flags." This dissimil
arity, whioh is so frequently observed, led tho
Dutch government,
" What is the American Flag ?"—
definite answer could be returned.
I have called the attention of
ship owners und captains, to this vuriatiou.
and all agree with me that Congress ought to
pass a resolution in the matter, aud order by
law the form in which the
arranged in the blue field, or rather
resolution of April 4, 1818, by which the flag,
appears, was adopted. Aud l would
suggest, should you be of the same opinion,
this matter he brought to tbe notice of the
ous historical societies, and that they be invited
to unite in a memorial to Congress, and propose
the adoption of a uniform mode of emblu
the American Flag.
Jersey City, July 14.
uty years ago, to inquire,
which query
end m
The Vegetable Girl.
affluence of puns about the follow
ing verses by May Taylor tbat reminds
Hood :
There i
Behind a market-stall, installed,
I mark it every day,
her stand, the fairest girl
it the bay ;
of cherry red,
Her hands a pretty pair,
With such a pretty
And lovely reddish hair.
'Tis there Bhe stands from
Her customers to please,
And to appease their appetities
She sells them beans and peas.
Attracted by the glances from
The apple of her eye,
And by her Chili apples,
Each passer-by will buy.
till night»
She stauds upon her little feet,
Throughout tbe livelong day,
And sells her celery aud things—
A big feat by the way.
She changes off her stock for change,
Attending to each call ;
has but
And when
beat left,
She says—"Now that beet's all!"
GINtiKIt —and
d? by H. B. A
BEST OR K k'-'-tL ünttn

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