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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C,
Wednesday, October 17, 1860:
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1...0 - STABLE'S SALES,I ATTACIPT EXECUTIONS.
SCHOOL ORDERS, JUDGMENT NOT ES.
LEASES FOR HOUSES, NATURALIZATION WKS.
COMMON BONDS, JUDGMENT BONDS,
WARRANTS, FEE BILLS,
NOTES, a'ith a waiver of the SOU Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES. with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT, with Teachers.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Peace
and Ministers of the Gospel.
COMPLAINT, WARRANT, and COMMITMENT, in case
tAseanlt and Battery, and Affray.
SCIERE FACIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
orough and Towns - hip Taxes.
Printed on superior paper, and for sale at the Oflice or
the HUNTINGDON GLOIDK.
BLANKS, of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, and on good Paper.
STEPEN A. DiUGLAS,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
IiERSCH V jOHNSJN,
Lei-READ THE XEi AEFERTISEVEXTS. gtII
. Proclamations, by Sheriff Watson.
tar Register's Notice, by Henry Glazier.
Let the People Know ! !
That there remained in the National Con
vention at Baltimore, after every disorgani
zing Rebel had seceded, 436 regularly ap
pointed delegates, entitled, under the rule, to
cast 218 votes-16 MORE than TWO
THIRDS of a Full Convention. Let them
know that, on the second ballot, SzErnEN A.
DOUGLAS, received 1811 votes of the 21S, over
FORTY more than TWO-THIRDS of the
whole vote present. And then, to clinch all,
let them know, that the resolution declaring
STEPHEN A. DotTawks to be the unanimous
choice of the Convention, passed without a
single dissenting voice ; so that Stephen A.
Douglas actually received 218 votes—SIX
TEEN votes more than two-thirds of a full
Let the People know, too, that the Seceders,
Convention which nominated Breckinridge
and Lane bad no authority from any constit
uency to sit at Baltimore outside of the regu
lar Convention—that it did not contain more
than eighty or ninety delegates who had even
a shadow of authority from the people to act
—that it cast in all but 105 votes—not one
of them properly authorized, or binding on
any. body—let them know this, and let them
decide which was the Regular and which
was the Disorganizers' Convention, and
which of the nominees, Douglas or Breckin
ridge, is entitled to the undivided support of
the National Democracy.
POLITICS.--The Douglas State Executive
Committee met at Harrisburg on Thursday
night last, and resolved to recommend to all
Douglas Democrats throughout the State, to
vote in November, the straight Douglas Elec
toral ticket, as formed at Harrisburg.
The Bell-Everett State Committee also met
at Harrisburg on Thursday night, and re
solved to recommend a straight vote on their
The Welsh State Executive Committee,
met at the City Democratic Club Room, in
Reading on Friday last, and rescinded almost
unanimously their resolutions made in July
at Philadelphia, as also their August Cresson
resolutions, and recommending that all Dem
ocrats vote the Electoral Ticket made by the
A resolution offered in the latter Committee
by Isaac Leech, of Philadelphia, to bring
about a fusion of all the parties opposed to
the election of Lineuln, was voted down—as
was also a resolution offered by Mr. Carrigan,
of Philadelphia, for a fusion with the Bell-
Everett party. Had the action of the Welsh
Committee at Philadelphia in July, and at
Cresson in August, been rescinded previous
to the late election, we have no doubt the re
sult in the State would have been different
from what it is. The action of the Welsh
Committee refusing to recognize Douglas as
the regular Democratic nominee is now
wiped out, leaving the Reading Electoral
Ticket pledged (by the action of the Con
vention that made it) to the support of
Stephen A. Douglas and Herschel V. John
son, as the regular nominees of the National
Democratic Convention. As a friend and
supporter of Stephen A. Douglas, we now
claim the Reading Electoral Ticket, as stand
ing pledged in all honor, if elected, to cast
its solid vote for Douglas and Johnson,—
and claiming it so pledged, we shall give
it our support,
The Douglas Executive Committee will
meet again in Philadelphia on Thursday next,
when we suppose the straight Douglas Elec
toral Ticket will be withdrawn.
1 We have been absent for several days
and returned too late to offer any remarks
this week upon the result in our local poli
tics. •We shall have something to say upon
the subject hereafter. As we do not intend
to go up Salt River, we want our friends to
furnish us with the needful, our own, to keep
Da , - We will give the official vote of the
State in our next issue.
COUNTING THEIR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY
ARE HATcsEn.—There are already ten candi
dates named in this place for the Post Office.
Slightly previous. "Wait a little while good
friends, Old Abe has a few million rails to
split before he can attend to such trilling af
fairs. Ile doubtless will give you all an
office, but then you shouldn't hurry the old
chap so much.
GREAT CROP or APPLES.—The apple crop
is so abundant that the Eastern growers are
at a loss to know what to do with their fruit.
The Boston Courier, speaking of the immense
The land is full of apples. Every orchard
has produced an abundance. It has been a
year of great plenty, and if apples would on
ly keep as grain keeps, we should have
enough of this year's product to supply us
through seven years of apple famine. But
unfortunately they perish with the year in
which they were grown, and the question is
an important one with farmers, what - shall
we do with the apples ? They can't be mark
eted, a fourth of them. The markets are glut
ted. Many farmers: are glad to take a dol
lar a barrel fur picked trait. Thousands of
barrels can be bought at that rate in the im
mediate vicinity of Boston. Fifty cents a
bushel, at retail, would secure sales of more
than four times the average annual sales of
the last ten years, and doubtless the price
will come down to that.
ELECTION RETURNS OF HUNTING
DON COUNTY FOR 1860.
Brady, 94 69 90 73
Cass, 114 39 114 39
Barree, 90 162 80 168
Clay, 115 70 114 69
Cromwell, 143 98 142 99
Dublin, 101 74 102 75
Franklin, 198 110 198 109
Juniata, 36 34 37 29
Jackson, 173 98 173 99
Morris, 97 65 96 66
Oneida, 63 18 61 20
Penn, 137 55 136 55
Porter, , 221 94 216 99
Petersburg, 87 84 86 85
Birmingham, 26 15 26 12
Shirley, 154 123 158 120
Springfield, 103. 26 103 26
Tell, 61 117 62 115
Tod, 96 47 95 48
Hopewell, 126 33 125 36
Henderson, 46 45 44 48
Huntingdon, 203 185 194 185
Carbon, 87 132 87 131
Walker, 48 83 51 77
West, 78 70 76 72
Warriorsmark, 179 76 180 77
Mount Union, 73 45 74 44
Union, 121 47 122 45
3070 2114 3042 2121
Majorities—Curtin, 956. Blair, 821.
Brady, 85 73 86 77
Cuss, 109 43 106 46
Barree, 58 183 69 177
Clay, 104 81 104 80
Cromwell. 107 131 134 105
Dublin, 96 80 108 68
Franklin, 157 140 169 130
Juniata, 39 31 15 52
Jackson, 161 110 169 103
Morris, 78 73 94 67
Oneida, 58 23 37 43
Penn, 135 54 129 61
Porte'', 181 130 206 107
Petenburg, 91 78 85 84
Birmingham, 11 30 25 14
Shirley, 138 136 136 142
Springfield, 98 29 104 26
Tell, 57 121 78 99
Tod, 96 47 95 , 47
Hopewell, 133 15 117 39
Henderson, 41 49 37 54
Huntingdon; 170 214 126 255
Carbon, 84 135 81 137
Warriorsmark, • 179 72 175 80
Mount Union, 71 47 64 49
Union, 126 41 111 58
2781 2322 2767 2376
Majorities—Wharton, 459. Blair, 391.
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Brady, 90 72 87 73
Cass, 108 44 111 40
Barree 77 171 65 184
Clay, 120 G 2 103 79
Crom well, 133 102 124 117
Franklin, 194 110 177 131
Juniata, 28 36 27 42
Jackson, 168 101 155 117
Oneida, 60 20 30 51
Penn, 138 53 123 65
Porter, 206 104 177 133
Petersburg, 81 88 80 89
Birmingham, 24 14 20 19
Shirley, 161 112 128 145
Springfield, 75 32 99 30
Tell, 55 121 49 126
Tod, 06 46 06 47
Hopewell, 119 37 121 37
Henderson, 46 45 38 51
Huntingdon, 168 206 140 238
Carbon, 83 133 86 134
Walker, 36 88 26 100
West,- 67 81 76 71
Warriormark, 176 78 175 77
Mount Union, 72 44 68 48
Union, -116 49 100 67
2872 2208 2655 2472
Majorities—Leas, 564. Wagoner, 1.03.
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Brady, 91 69 91 72
Cass, 112 41 115 38
Barree, 68 178 84 164
Clay, 108 74 111 73
Cromwell, 142 '99 134 97
Dublin, 99 78 99 76
Franklin, 198 107 192 113
Juniata, 35 31 38 30
Jackson, 171 100 173 97
Morris, 84 72 96 65
Oneida, 20 58 - 38 22
Penn, 136 55 ' 137 54
Porter, 146 168 212 97
Petersburg, 80 89 87 83
Birmingham, 18 17 22 16
Shirley, 153 124 152 122
Springfield, 101 27 102 -26
Tell, 58 115 59 114
Tod, 96 47 97 46
Hopewell, ' 120 35 122 33
Henderson, 45 44 44 47
Huntingdon, 161 210 175 196
Carbon, 85 135 86 134
Walker, 38 84 44 83
West, 74 71 75 72
Warriorsmark, 172 79 174 74
Mount Union, 72 46 70 47
Union, 117 48 121 47
2800 2301 2970 2138
Majorities—Womelsdorf, 599. Cummins,
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Brady, 77 86 94 64 95 66
Cass, 114 39 115 38 115 38
Barree, 74 171 50 198 70 171
Clay, 110 75 112 71 111 71
Cromwell, 134 104
.1.44 98 142 97
Dublin, 91 83 100 76 101 75
Franklin, 193 112 195 111 186 132
Juniata, 13 47 59 7 30 36
Jackson, 172 99 171- 97 134 99
Morris, 94 68 97 64 92 67
Oneida, 65 16 28 47 64 17
Penn, 136 51 168 22 131 56
Porter, 201 101 214 95 208 93
Petersburg, 85 85 83 85 98 73
Birmingham, 25 14 25 13 22 .14
Shirley, 126 150 151 123 153 122
Springfield, 100 30 103 25 103 26
Tell, 51 123 61 114 61 114
Tod, 96 46 100 41 96 46
Hopewell, 121 35 126 31 118 35
llenderson, 47 45 61 29 46 44
Huntingdon, 198 173 276 100 188 167
Carbon, 87 133 90 130 85 12S
Walker, 73 58 76 52 43 81
West, 74 73 - 75 71 78 :.69
Warriorsmark, 176 79 174 75 177 75
Mount Union, 56 63 72 49 72 46
Union, 117 49 128 37 120 45
2915 2208 3148 1959 2940 2103
Majorities—Peightal, 707. Fisher, 1.1 ; 89.
Democrats in SMALL CAPS, Opposition. in
'The States of Indiana and Ohio have
gone Republican by large majorities. Cur
tin's majority in this State, will be over 32,-
000. This is a lesson to those Democrats
who refused to support their own ticket.
The Pittsburg Dispatch, a liberal Republi
can paper, speaks of Governor Packer as fol
"Governor Packer has been frequently and
most unjustly assailed for an abuse of the
pardoning power, and we believe similar
charges have been brought against nearly ev
ery Governor of our State. Few, who have
not witnesbed such effort, can have any idea
of the pertinacious manner in which a Gover
nor is appealed to, or the variety of frivolous
grounds upon which the mass of such appli
cations are based—and such is the peculiari
ty of almost every case, that it seems an im
possibility for the executive officer of a State
to frame general rules of action on the sub
ject to which a majority of pardons granted
would not be found exceptions in practice.—
The Legislature cannot in any way restrict
or regulate the pardoning power, the exercise
of which is confined solely to the Governor ;
they cannot even require that applications
shall be first published in the proper county,
notice be given to the prosecutor and district
attorney, and that the Governor shall act sole
ly on depositions taken on due notice—all
which are required in New York—but they
may and should require that the State De
partment should once a month publish, at
Harrisburg and in the proper countyrall par
dons granted, and the reasons assigned by the
"As to Governor Packer, we know that he
has been careful in the exercise of the power
alluded to—as much so, at least, as any of his
predecessors—except, perhaps, Governor Pol
lock. True, he has been imposed upon, as
others have been, by letters from 'distinguish
ed politicians,' and good, easy men, who can
not say 'no' to the requests of friends of pris
oners--and who have not the firmness or hon
esty to defend the Governor when he grants
pardons on their own application. Scarce
any application is made, but is based upon
letters, few of the writers of which would
swear to what (upon the representations of
others) they recklessly write."
Letter from. son. John J. Crittenden on
the Coming Elections.
DOUGLAS HIS SECOND CHOICE.
LOUISVILLE, Oct. 4.—The Bulletin of this
evening publishes a letter from Hon. John J.
Crittenden to his friends in New Albany, In
diana, in reply to their request of him to
make a speech defining their duty as Indian
ians in the present crisis.
Mr. Crittenden declines speaking, but
writes as follows:
" If I were a voter in the State of Indiana,
and believed there was no probability that
Mr. Bell could carry the State by its popular
vote, then I would unhesitatingly give my
vote to Mr. Douglas ; and I should do so,
thinking that thereby I performed my duty
as a true Union man, and rendered both to
my country and to Bell and Everett, the can
didates of my choice, the best service that cir
cumstances permitted to do,"
ONE OF NAPOLEON'S OLD SOLDIERS MUR
DERED FOR ma MONEY.—The bodies of an old
man named George Hank and his wife, resi
ding near Marin, Ind., were, a few mornings
ago, found amid the ruins of . their dwelling,
which had been consumed during the night.
The Shelbyville Banner says:
An inquest over the remains of the-bodies
revealed the horrible fact that the old people
were the victims of a most diabolical and
cold-blooded murder. The old man was to
tally consumed, but the upper part of the
body of his wife was covered under a large
quantity of brick from the chimney, which
protected that portion of her body from the
fire. Her throat was found to be cut, her
chest cloven open in two places with a sharp
instrument, and her skull broken in. An
axe and hatchet, with the handles burned off,
were found near the bodies, and there were
evidences of a severe struggle. They were
known to be in possession of a considerable
sum of money, all of which the assassins se
cured, except about $355 which was conceal
ed among the wheat on the loft, in a tin cof
fee-pot, and which remained covered up and
was preserved. The perpetrators were doubt
less aware that these people had money, and
after securing it set the house on fire to de
stroy the evidences of the foul and atrocious
deed. Mr. Hauk was a German by birth,
served seven years in Bonaparte's army, was
in Spain under Marshal Ney, fought battles
in Italy, and traversed the whole continent of
Europe, to MOSCOW as an infantry soldier.—
He was about 79 years of age, and his wife
but a few years younger.
ATTEMPEED RIOT .AT CARLISLE.—The Vol
unteer says that on Saturday evening last,
about fki o'clock, a party of forty U. S. sol
diers from ~the Carlisle Garrison, paraded in
town in a body, each man having a club or a
stone in his' ha4d. They halted in front of
the jail, and demanded the presence of the
" officer in charge of the building." Sheriff
McCartney appeared befor:9 -them, informed
them who be was, and asked them what they
wanted. They made no direct reply but sev
eral of them commenced to abuse the Sheriff,
and threatened to storm the prison. By this
time a number of citizens had collected, and
the Sheriff summoned them' to assist him in
dispersing the mob. No sooner said than
done. The citizens rushed upon the soldiers
and for a time brick-bats and stones could be
seen flying in all directions. The soldiers took to
their heels, but several were dropp9d during
their flight. The citizens follow them to
the Garrison lane, and in a short time the
soldiers were safe in the Garrison.
It appears the soldiers were under the im
pression that one of their comrades had been
arrested and confined in prison, and they
had determined to release him. It was a mis
take—no soldier was in prison at that time.
Should any of their number ever commit a
breach of the'peace, however, and be sent to
prison, all the soldiers at the Garrison will not
be able to take him out, and we advise them
not to make the attempt. We have no un
kind feeling for the soldiers, but we tell them,
in all kindness, that when they visit town,
they must behave themselves. " A word to
the wise," &c.
TEE NEW FALL BONNETS. —The New York.
'Commercial Advertiser thus describes some
of , the ' coming bonnets :'
Among the bonnets are to be some of the
finest description of velvet that can be made.
The ground work of one that we have seen is
composed of white, uncut velvet, ornamented
by fruit of gold and black color, with rich
purple velvet leaves. The front 'trimmings
are composed of moss roses and blonde, with
strings of white and gold. Another style is
composed of purple uncut velvet, ornamented
with point lace, purple velvet grapes with
gold stem, stars with connecting chains of
gold, &c. Another is an evening bonnet of
c - herry-colored velvet and ioint lace - ith
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maribout plumes fastened with gold pins, the
front trimmings are composed of maribout
plumes and blonde. Still another is a cha
peau cle visite, and is made of purple and
black velvet, with curling ostrich plumes, the
front trimming composed of velvet flowers
and blonde lace. Another is a very rich ar
ticle, and is formed of pink uncut velvet and
ostrich feathers, the latter looking as if they
were carelessly thrown upon the bonnet, and
there rested. This style has ornaments.—
The front trimmings are moss roses and blonde.
We need scarcely tell our lady readers that
the scoop' or coal scuttle' hat has entirely
vanished, and the style of the new fashions
is a neat, small bonnet, suitable to almost
any feathers adding beauty to the beautiful,
dignity to the queenlike, and improving the
appearance of all.
PROCLAMATION FROM THE POSTAL DEPART
MENT.—We publish the following important
regulation for the information of the public
as well as postmasters. It interests every
citizen in the United States :
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, 1
October 8, 1860.
Whereas by an act of 3d March, 1855, the
postage upon all letters, except such as aro
entitled to pass free, between places in the
United States, is required to be prepaid ;
and whereas the Department, through courte
sy, has hitherto, at considerable labor and
expense, notified the parties addressed, in all
instances in which the writers failed to pre
pay, that their letters would be forwarded
on receiving the postage due thereon ; and
whereas, instead of diminishing, the number
of such lellers continues to increase, thus
showing that the omission to prepay is inten
tional ; it is, therefore, ordered that from and
after the first day of November, 1860, all
such unpaid letters be sent to the Dead-letter
Office, to be disposed of in like manner as
other dead-letters. J. }lola,
LATE STORM AT NEW ORLEANS.-.-The New
Orleans papers of the 6th bring additional
particulars of the damage and loss of life
from the late tornado and flood. At Grand
Terre, the inhabitants were compelled to
abandon their dwellings and seek refuge in
the fort. The government buildings adjoin
ing the fort were demolished. At Baton
Rouge eighteen coal boats, belonging to the
company that owned the yard opposite Baton
Rouge, were sunk, and the Mason Mining
Company lost three of their boats in the same
manner. The loss of both companies amounts
to nearly 150,000 barrels coal. Several
steamboats were sunk, and a number of sugar
houses along the coast destroyed. The back
section of New Orleans continued flooded on
the sth. At least eighty or one hundred
families are in a state of destitution by the
flood, and the houses and property to be
counted as destroyed will greatly swell the
list of disasters by this calamitous storm.
Clippings from Our Exchanges.
' Se'. Nearly sixty locomotives are on order
at the vvp,rks of a single firm in Philadelphia.
:dr J. Edgar Thompson has resigned the
Presidency of the Southern Pacific R. It. Co.
A movement has been made to build
a line of telegraph from Alexandria to War
Iliel.. On Saturday last the remains of Mr.
Ingram, one of the Lady Elgin victims, were
shipped from Quebec to England.
gEr The Belvidere Hotel, a place of pop
ular resort, near Pittsburg, Pa., was destroy
ed by fire last week.
Elder Kimball, one of the leading
Mormon saints, recently had born to him
in one night, no less than fourteen children.
var. The western grain crop is so large,
that it is supposed the railroads will be busy
all winter bringing it east.
gap A steam wagon has been constructed
at St. Paul, Minnesota, to run in the trade
between that place and the Indian agencies.
Vir It is stated that more than 700,000
volumes of Washington Irving's works have
been sold within the past eleven years.
Aar Recbrandt Peale, the celebrated ar
tist, and author of the The Court of Death,'
died in Philadelphia, on the 4th inst., at the
age of 82 years.
Xtia.. Louis Napoleon's agent was at the
Springfield (Mass.) horse show, and bought
a horse for his imperial employer. The
price paid was $1,200.
ISS.. It is said that a fine lady in N. York
has ordered a dress, to be worn at the Ren
frew ball, which will cost three thousand
rtS,.. It is said that there is such a tremen
dous crop of oats in Cumberland county, 111.,
that they are selling them for ten cents a
REDUCTION 01' THE STATE DEBT.-GOV. Pack
er has issued his proclamation, announcing
the payment of $602,264,36 of the public debt
of the Commonwealth.
VD-Judge Jessup, of Pennsylvania, had
his pocket picked of two thousand dollars, on
the 6th inst., while traveling between Jersey
City and Newark.
VD-.1: 1 r. William Feasal, formerly a prac
tising physician of Hannibal, 1110., was bit
ten by a spider on the end of his great toe,
on the 14th of September, from the effects of
which ho died on the 20th.
The first cargo of - new Malaga fruit
has just arrived at Boston. It consisted of
9,000 boxes, 1610 half boxes, 600 quarter
boxes rasins, besides a qtyintity of figs, lem
INV.. In Ohio, last year, 42,000 sheep, val
ued at $77,170 were killed by dogs. Adding
to this loss the injuries upon animals that
did not die, the damage is. reckoned at
ker. The Cheraw (S. C.) Gazette gives cur
rency to a painful rumor to the effect that a
wedding party of forty-eight persons were
poisoned near Cokesbury, in that State, a
few days since, of whom forty are dead.
At the recent State election in Maine,
Mr. Ralph Farnham, now the sole survivor
of the battle of Bunker Hill, walked six
miles to cast his vote. He has voted at every
Presidential election since the adoption of the
Constitution. He was 18 years old when he
enlisted, and is now 104 years old. He was.
on guard when Burgoyne surrendered.
FRENCH ECCENTRICITY.—An instance of ex
traordinary eccentricity was afforded recent
ly at Lecure, near Havre: A cap was seen
in the water, with a string•of corks around it,
and a label, upon which was written, "Pull
the string ;lam at the end of it." The string
was pulled, and sure enough, there was the
late writer of the' label, with a paper, detail
ing the cause of his having made away with
himself, carefully corked up.in a. bottle in his
pocket, with his name and address, Franccii.
Foliot, of Vandrimare.
ger•By a careful examination of the geog
raphy of the world, it has been ascertained
that the great artesian bore at Columbus,
Ohio, will on passing through to the opposite
side of the globe come out exactly fifteen miles
from the great China wall on the China side,
and about 250 miles from Pekin. This is a
discovery of importance, and must vastly en
courage the citizens of Columbus. If they do
not succeed in obtaining water, they intend,
we are told, to pass a telegraph wire through,
so as to bring Columbus in direct communi
cation with the Celestial Empire.
S3IASHING OF A LINCOLN POLE—RATHER Om-
INOUS.—When Mr. Douglas arrived at Erie
the other day, the Republicans had erected a
long pole near the depot that they intended
should confront Douglas the moment he land
ed, and they thought it would be a big thing
on him. But when the shrill whistle of the
locomotive drawing the Little Giant's train
broke upon the ears of the Republicans, their
pole began to stagger like a drunken man,
and when the train Move fairly in sight, it
broke in two places, falling with a crash to
the ground. This is strictly true.—Buffalo
RAILROAD WAR IN THE WEST.—The com
petition between the several railroad and
steamboat lines, says the Chicago Democrat,
connecting this city with St. Paul, Minneso
ta, has again culminated in an open war.—
Rates of fare were yesterday put down to the
absurd figure of five dollars and a, half for
first class passage from Chicago to St. Paul,
which is less than a cent a mile, while from
St. Paul to Chicago the passenger can make
his own terms, being taken for three dollars,
or for nothing, as he chooses. The st:,amers
charge nothing from St. Paul to Dunleith, or
to the other railroad termini on the river. In
such a fight as this the longest purse gener
ally wins ; but the victory, when gained, gen
erally costs more than it comes to.
Is TEM SUN GROWING DARK AND COLD?--
There are now more spots on the sun than
have been seen for many years ; some of these
are visible through a smoked glass to the na
ked eye. Several stars—some of them of
great brilliancy, which from their ascertain
ed distance, must have been as large as our
sun—have totally disappeared from the sky ;
and the question has been raised among as
tronomers, whether the light and heat of the
sun are gradually fading away. As this
would be accompanied by the destruction of
all the plants and animals on the earth, it is
rather an interesting question: The sun's
light and heat are diminished by the dark
spots at the present time about 1 per cent.—
How WALKER WAS SHOT.—An Havana.
correspondent of the Herald writes :—Walk--
er, it appears, was not permitted •to have any
communication with his followers previous•
to his execution. He marched from his cell.
to the place of execution with a steady step,
and 'unshaken mein. A chair had been plac
ed for him with his back toward the Castle.
Having taken his seat, he was blindfolded.•
Three soldiers stepped forward to within
twenty -feet of him, and discharged their
muskets. The balls entered his body, and
he leaned a little forward; but it being ob
served that he was not dead, a fourth soldier•
mercifully advanced so close to the suffering•
man that the muzzle of the musket almost
touched his forehead," and being there dis,
ch).rged, scattered his-brains and skull to the,
OVER-WORKED WOMEN. —An over-worked
woman is always a sad sight—sadder a great--
deal than an overworked man, because slie is.
so much more fertile in capacities of suffering
than a man. She has so many varieties of
headache—sometimes as if Jael were driving.
the nail that killed Sisera into her temples—
sometimes letting her work with half her
brain, while the other half throbs as if it
would geto pieces—sometimes tightening
round the brows as if her cap-band were
Luke's iron crown—and then her neuralgias,
and her back-aches, and her fits of depression,
in which she thinks she is nothing, and less
than nothing, and these paroxysms which men
speak slightingly of as hysterical—convul
sions, that. is all, only not commonly fatal
ones—so many trials which belong to her
fine and mobile structure, that she is always.
entitled to pity, when she is placed in condi
tions which develop her nervous tendencies.
Dr. 0. W. Holmes. N,';F
A PERILOUS RIDE. —The New York Tribune
of a late date says :
"On Thursday night, shortly after 10.
o'clock as the Philadelphia train arrived nt
the Jersey City depot, it was discovered that
two little boys bad secured a free ride from
Newark by stowing themselves away on the
cross-pieces of the brakes, under the body of
a car, to which they must necessarily have
clung with considerable tenacity to maintain,
their position. One of the little fellows nar
rowly escaped being killed by running out
from under the car while they were entering•
the depot. The other boy being larger, was
found snugly wedged between the cross•piece
of the brakes and the bottom of the ear, from.
which he was extricated without having sus
tained any injury further than an uncomfor
table squeezing. The youths, aged respec
tively 9 and 10 years, are residents of New
ark, and come up to pay a short visit to New
York, fur what purpose they were not inclin
ed to state.
DEA= OF A TENNESSEE lIERMIT.—The
Minnville (Tenn.) lsrew Era announces the.
death on the 23d ult. of Daniel West, the well!
known hermit of the mountains, at the age of
seventy-eight. He had lived for a number of
years in the hollow of a large American pop
lar tree, in the opening of which be had fit
ted a rude door. In the centre of this hol
low he would build his fire in winter and for
cooking his plain meals. This hollow also.
served as his sleeping apartment, and it ie
said he slept in a sitting posture, reclining
against the wall of his house. Adjoining or
near to this tree he had a rude shed which he
used as a workshop, where he manufactured
chairs, boxes, cider mills &e. He was a,
North Carolinian by birth, and was a soldier
iu the war of 1812. He was at the Mobilo,
station when the battle of New Orleans was,
fought, and heard the booming of the guns
when his old General was whipping the Brit
FREAKS OF A MANIAC—ire .Escapes from
a Lunatic Asylum, Marries a Rich Widow.
and Buys a Block of Buildings.--About
year since a gentleman in the interior of
Wisconsin became insane and was sent
the Lunatic Asylum at Madison in that State.
He was a physician by profession, and was a
gentleman of superior cultivation and of re-.
markably prepossessing appearance.
was about 30 years old. Some six weeks,
ago ho escaped from the Asylum and went.
to Chicago. There he encountered an old,
friend, who loaned him quite a sum of money,.
having no suspicion of his insanity. With,
this money he supplied himself with new and
elegant clothing, and started for Laporte, In
diana, a thrifty village on the line of the.
Michigan Southern Railroad. He remained,
there long enough to win the affections of a
young and wealthy widow, and was married
to her. During the brief courtship he exhib
ited no indications of lunacy, but shortly after•
his marriage he commenced conducting him-.
self in a manner which startled his wife and
her friends. Among the many fancies he
believed he was a sheep, and insisted upon
crawling around on his hands and feet, bleat
ing in the most absurd manner. Ho would
then fancy himself a rattlesnake, and make
frantic attempts to bite the members of his.
household. The unhappy lady, at length,
worn out with watching him and endeavor
ing to restore his reason, made preparations.
to send him to the Asylum at Indianapolis..
But, as is frequently the case, insanity shar
pened his wits, and he adroitly escaped. We:
next hear of him in Syracuse, N. Y., where be
actually purchased a block of buildings. The.
necessary papers were made out, and he was.
to call next day with the money. He was to.
pay an outrageous sum for the property, and
it is said the parties with whom he made the•
bargain chuckled vastly over the propitious
winds that had blown them so profitable and
fresh a subject. But they saw no more of
him. The lunati,c started westward. At
Buffalo he bargained for an immense amount
of corn, to be delivered in New York city, and.
then proceeded to Cleveland. He arrived
here last week, and endeavored to negotiate.
for some real estate on Kinsman street, but
he talked so absurdly that the parties with
whom he had interviews refused to treat with.
Meanwhile his friends, and particularly
his wife in Wisconsin (for he has a wife and
two children in that State,) were making
every effort to ascertain his whereabouts.—.
They traced him to Syracuse, and from There
to this city. His brother arrived here oil
Saturday morning last, but found that tho
lunatic had left on the previous evening's.
train for the West. Ire followed on Saturday
morning. At Toledo he learned that he had
gone west on the Michigan Southern train,
and he perseveringly continued the chase.,
At Adrian he found and captured him, a!?,(1,
took him home.
When not in his rabid fits few would dis—
cover the unfortunate man's true condition.
He would make very absurd propositions and
offer exorbitant sums of money for property
that hit his fancy, but he would do so in sa
candid and captivating a manner as to, in
most cases, disarm suspicion.—Cleveland'
Plain Dealer, Sept. 27.