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children prattled gaily for some time, but at
length their voices ceased ; they were subdued
into stillness by the unwonted gravity of their
father. Never had tlicy seen him so Mirrowful,
and they marvelled in their innocent hearts;
for he was happy, they knew, at'coming back
to Cheritou—to his old home. Ail the after
noon he had been pointing out to them his fa
vorite haunts—his garden, his tree with the
Scat uudor it, and the little room where he
used to sleep. Me had been so smiling and
glad then. What could make I'.ipa look griev
ed now ?
Awed bv the mvsterv, tliev gave their good
night kiss with ad lad tenderness, but silently ;
and followed their mother from flic room.— j
Rut she j-gtumed almost immediately, an I stole
softly behind the chair wherein her hnsbah 1
sat, c til! looking forth with that si! at, longing,
regretful look. Even when ho felt her arm
around his neck he did not turn. But she
" Dearest, I know. Rut be comforted. It
will be made right some day. Perhaps before
another Christmas, (bid has been so good to
us, lie will not deny this one blessing you so
crave, so pr.iy for."
And William folded her to his heart, and
smiled, Mary's voice never sounded in his
ears but to create peace, or to add to content.
When she left him again, the moonlight fell on
his face, ami showed it calm, hopeful, and se
There came a heavy tread on the stone steps
leading to the entrance door, and then the
great bell rang startling!;' through the quiet
house. William rose, and himself went to
meet the intruder.
Fairly, clearly, purely gleamed the moon
light in at the window ; warm and generous
glowed the fire, revealing the pleasant home
like aspect of the room.
So William threw back his grey hairs from
his brow—a boyish habit, continued ever since
the time of golden curls-—and went to the
outer door, unbarred and opened it.
A gush of chill, sharp air—the sound of
the sea, like a far-off chant—the moonbeams,
white on the stone porch and pavement —and
a dark figure standing motionless there ; —this
was what William felt and heard and saw, the
The next, a face looked on him, a hand was
stretched towards him, and a voice uttered
only one word—
" Brother !"
William's joyful cry answered him : then
Hke Joseph of old, ' he fell upon his neck, and
And at the door where the two children had
so often entered from their play, the two grey
haired men stood, the Christmas stars shining
on their faces.
How to Mako Kansas a Slave State.
LETTER FORM SENATOR BROWN*, OF MISSISSIPPI.
STEAMER EMPRESS, N'OV, 21, ISSI.
Long'and anxious reflection has satisfied me
that the Southern people owe it to their own
safety to use all the means in their power to
introduce slavery into Kansas, and protect it
after it gets there. The Northern Free Soil
Emigration Aid Societies are actively engaged
to exclude slavery from the Territory. Their
efforts ought to be met and promptly repelled.
The most efficient means for us to use in the
accomplishment of this purpose is tlie proper
question for our consideration. Our decision
must not be long delated, if we mean to defend
The late movement in Georgia in favor of
individual subscriptions to raise money in aid
of pro-slavery emigration to Kansas, lias alrea
dy attracted considerable attention. But Ahe
backwardness with which our people approach
that proposition seems to indicate that it will
not. be embraced with unanimity. Every slave
holder has a direct interest in the question,and
every one should contribute in proportion to
Ilia interest. This, fam satisfied, all, or near
ly all, would willingly do, if proper guarantees
were given Jhat the money so contributed was
to be judiciously applied." To secure this, and
at the same time to obtain speedy and decisive
action, will it not be well for the Legislature
to take the matter in hand ? A tax of one
dollar per bead o.i slaves would raise at once
three hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
In such an emergency the people would not
grumble if it were assessed in March and col
lected in May. This sum. judiciously laid out,
would buy nt lea.-t three hundred slaves, and
leave a surplus sufficient to defray the expen
ses of three hundred emigrants to Kansas.
My plan would "be thus : for each State to
purchase the slaves in her own name, and scud
them in charge of reliable persons into the Ter
ritory, to be held there as the property of the
Htntr, and used fnr the benefit of the persons
having them in charge. Mississippi is certain
ly part owner of the Territory, and the power
that could rightfully confiscate or c x n '' I her
property from the Territory would have to be
something greater than an equal—l think great
er than those of an individual. The point gain
ed by this movement would, as I think, be to
plant slavery in the Territory, backed bv the
sovereignty of the State, and thus place it up
on the most solid and certain basis.
The persons going out in charge of the slaves
could be chosen by commissioners, to be ap
pointed for each county by the Governor, and
these commissioners could also purchase the
A young Mississippian, thus made the mas
ter of a slave by Ins State, and sent, free of
charge, to such a Territory as Kansas, would
do the necessary voting, and. if needs be, the
fighting also, required to sustain the acts of his
State in the Territory.
In short, my proposition is for the State to
colonize three hundred slaves, and appoint
three hundred of her young men to defend
them ballots, and, if necessary, with bullets.
To do this will cost one dollar a head oncvorv
slave in the State, and no more. If all the
slave States will follow the example, in twelve
months we would have a slave colonv in Kan
sas that all the Abolitionists in the I'riion could
If you think well of this proposition, put it
in such a form as will arrest the attention of
It will not do to rely on individual enter
prise. The interest involved is too great to
be left to such uncertain defences. The per
sons interested are too numerous and too wide
ly scattered, even, to act in sufficient concert
to procure the best and speediest results.
A. G. BROWN.
ANOTHER VETERAN <;O\E :—C'apt. Abel I)C
borest, a soldier of the Revolution, died at
Binghamton on the 24th ult., aged ninety-four
years and eight months. U c was for a" time
zzz:i!^ y rv nd
Cumuiodore JL,,U was one
of his hand*.
Collision on ths Hudson River R. R.
A terrible collision occurre d on the Hudson
River railroad, about one and a half miles
South of - oaghkeepsie, on Wednesday thi 9th,
1 resulting in the death of three persons and ss
vera injuries to many others.
The Albany Express train, which started
I on Iter south trip at 11 A. M. Wednesday, ar
' rive lat Poughkeepsie at 1 1-2, having been
• detained one hour. After leaving that station,
■ when near ohl Troy, at a mile and a half from
Piii'.gbkeepsie. she was stopped by a red flag,
: because of a broken rail some distance ahead,
j At ihis time the way passenger train from
i I'oHghkeepsic, wliich should have left at 2 1-4
i bust w'nicli was detained to 3 1-4, because of
! the detention of the former train, came on.
The conductor of the leading train saw the
j other approach, and at once jumped from the
1 platform ou which he was standing, and went
, towards her, waving the red signal, but too
. late, for she ran into the Express, smashing
j two cars and breaking up one of the two en
! gines that were drawing her.
j The foremost train had live passenger cars,
j one baggage car, and one engine. The way
! train was drawn by two engines and had two
The foremost engine of the hind train ran
j into the kind cars, crushing otic to atoms, and
gutting a second, and smashing the engine
j "Missouri." The cylinders of that engine were
j completely crushed and the water, rushing out,
; scalded several.
The wreck was complete. Men, women and
l children lay in a promiscuous heap, and the
| groans of the wounded and dying, with the
j escape of steam from the imbedded locomotive,
I and the struggles of those who had sufficient
i strength, endeavoring to extricate themselves
! from the fearful prison, constituted a secuo of
I awful terror.
Within a quarter of a ruile of the scone of
the accident (north) is a curve. It was on
reaching this point that the Engineer of the
Express train saw the signal. And although
moved by but one engine, the train could not
lw stopped within a shorter distance than it
was. Aware of this, and apprehensive of the
danger which was pending, the conductor, as
soon as his train stopped, sent back the flag
man, hoping that he might reach the curve be
fore the approaching train. But in this he
failed. Before he reached the curve the train
The brakes were immediately applied ; but
being moved by two locomotives, the train
could not be stopped within the same compass
which answered to stop the Express train ;
the same signal practically warning both trains.
For, although the flagman went back, he
might as well have remained at the point where
he signaled the Express train, as the signal
would have been seen there as soon as at the
point it had reached.
The following is a list of the killed :
Mrs. CIIAIU.ES If. GREEN - , of Utica.
Mrs. HCRLBVT, of Albany.
A man supposed to be JAMES GORDON - , of
Clinton, Canada West.
The third person killed by this accident was
a man whose name is at present unknown.—
His death must have been quicker than thought
for all that remained of hiui was a mass of
shapeless matter, Ilis legs had been cut off
at the knees, and were only united to the body
by a few ligameuts ; his trunk was torn open,
and all that remained of his head was a small
piece of the base of the skull with a few brown
hairs sticking to it, and a portion of his under
jaw. His clothing was all cut to pieces, and
the only means of identifying him will be by
the baggage-checks found in one of his pockets.
Papers found near where lie lay seem to show
that his name is JAMES GORDON - of Canada
WOUNDED. —The children of Mr. ROBERTS,
of Albany, were injured seriously. The boy
was badly scalded and bruised ; so also was
one of the girls ; the other girl was consider
ably cut and bruised, but none of them are
considered to be dangerously injured. Mr.
and Mrs. ROBERTS were slightly injured.
Mr. J. I). GOTT, of New York, though some
what bruised, returned to the City yesterday.
Mr. ABEL PRIEST, of New York, has a bad
cut in his head, but is not considered as iu a
CATHARINE HOWELL, a colored woman re
siding in New York, had her head and limbs
bruised, and her collar bone broken, but it
is thought she will recover.
Mr. BOG ART, of New York, had his head
cut and his side and limbs somewhat injured,
but not dangerously. He returned to the City
Mrs. C ASIPBELL, of Utica, was but slightly
Capt. Scnrvi.Eß, of Albany, was badly mu
tilated, but he is not thought to be dangerous
GEORGE HARRINGTON, of Washington, D. C.
had his face scalded, and was otherwise injured,
but not dangerously.
DANIEL LOUP, KQ , of New York, was
slightly injured, but he was able to return to
the city yesterday.
JAMES LUPI.EM, of New York, was slightly
injured, but was able to return to the City
JAMES A. DISBROW, of I'oughkcepsie, was
Among the missing is Mrs. RITES BLAXCH
ARD, of New York, who was not heard of after
the accident. She had been married two days.
Her husband escaped without injury, having
left the back car a moment before the collision
to speak to a young lady, an acquaintance, who
had taken a seat in the second passenger car.
Mr. BI.ANCIIAKI) had but just stepped upon the
platform of the second car, when the crash
occurred, and he immediately jumped to the
ground, exclaiming, "Is the back car smashed V
Diligent inquiry failed to elicit traces of Mrs.
RI.ANNI.TR up to the time the train left for
Ihe verdict of the Coroner's Jury exone
rates t lie Conductor and Engineers of the Ex
press train : they approve the system of flag
men, but think that more competent persons
should be employed ; they censure the Con
ductor of the I'oughkcepsie train for following
the express train >o soon, and think that the
engineer of the lust train should not have run
ksa?* Another Railroad accident occurred at
1 1-2 o'clock Monday morning on the Hudson
River luiilroad at Spuyten. The two locomo
tives attached to the mail train that left Al
bany about 4 o'clock were thrown off the
bridge, by which several cars were smashed up.
The engineer and Grecian of one of the loco
motives were the only persons known to have
been killed. There were no passengers injured
to any extent.
iJrabfo Ail cporttr.
O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
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UNITED "STATES SENATOR.
The Legislature passed a law authorizing an
election of U. 8. Senator on Monday last, such
a law apj earing necessary to legalize an elec
In the Democratic caucus on Friday night,
quite an excitement was occasioned by the at
tempt to nominate a candidate for U. 8. Sena
tor. The prominent candidates were ROBBIVS,
PORTER, UUUKAI.EW, FOSTER and BIGI.K.R—
though the latter not being a BUCHANAN man
was not supposed to stand any chance. The
first ballot stood—Wm. Biglcr, 18 ; John Rob
bins, 15 ; H. I). Foster, 13; O. R. Buckalew,
ft ; David IL Porter, 7 ; J. Clancy .Tones, 8 ;
Wilson M'Candless, 6 ; Scattering, 1). The
w hole number of votes cast was 82—making
42 necessary to uominate.
Upon the 16th ballot, Ex-Governor BIGT.ER
was nominated, the vote standing Biglcr, 4:'. ;
Foster, 18 ; Buckalew, 11 ; Jones, 7 ; Rob
bins, 3. Necessary to nominate, 42.
The two Houses met in Convention on Mon
day last, when WM. BIGLER was elected U. S.
Senator, he receiving 82 votes ; E. JOY MOR
RIS 43 ; scattering 5.
This result is particularly distasteful to the
BUCHANAN managers, for we believe that Gov.
BIGLER'S chance of a nomination by the Cin
cinnati Convention is to-day better than did
BUCK'S, and his election as U. S. Senator will
give him a prominence which will materially
enhance his prospects. Besides, BUCHANAN
has never been considered as loving BIGLER,
the latter having refused to submit to his dic
tation in several instances. Indeed the Hnr
risburg Telegraph says that there is a report
in certain circles at that place, that some time
prior to the election in 1854, BUCHANAN wrote
a letter to Col. HOPKINS, W herein lie expressed
no friendly feelings for Gov. BlGl.KR —which
letter fell into other hands. Re that as it may,
the election of Gov. R[GI.F.R to the U. S. Sen
ate, in opposition to the plans of the leaders,
will not increase Mr. BUCHANAN'S prospects for
a Presidential nomination. Of all the candi
dates named in the Democratic caucus, we con
sider Gov. BIGLER best qualified to represent
the State in the Senate. We would have pre
ferred that an outright opponent of slavery
extension had been elected—but we have every
confidence that Gov. B. is not ready to go the
lengths demauded by Douglas and Atchison
jfcar" An annual election for President of
the North Pennsylvania Railroad was held at
Philadelphia on Monday last. The candidates
were THOMAS S. PERSON, the present incum
bent, and EDWARD MILLER, Chief Engineer of
the road. It resulted in the election of MIL-
We do not know what brought about tics
result, but we do know that Mr. FERN-OX has
been closely identified with the North Penn
sylvania Railroad from its ineoptian to the
present time, and by his sound judgment, in
dustry and economy, has secured the universal
confidence of the public. The hopes felt for
the final completion of the Road to the New-
York State line will be much weakened by this
TRIBIWE ALMANAC for 1856 is on our
table, embracing, besides the usual calculations,
a complete list of the Executive and Judicial
officers of the L nited States ; tlie members of
both Houses of Congress ; the Governments of
Europe ; a History of Kansas Territory ; a
Critical and Historical Review of the Eastern
War ; Origin of Plants ; Laws of the United
States for 1854-5, and full Election Returns
from each State in which elections were held
last year. It is the most valuable publication
of the kind in the country, and is almost indis
pensable to the politician. G KEELY & M'ELRATH
New York. Price 12 1-2 cts. ; $1 per dozen;
$1 per hundred.
MAIL COACHES FROM ST. LOOS TO SAX FRAN
CISCO. —On - western mail routes arc already
extensive, one being from Missouri to Santa
Fc, another from Missouri to Salt Lake citv,
and a third from California to Salt Lake ; but
Mr. Wellcr has given notice in the Senate of
his purpose to introduce a bill making a still
longer one from St. Louis to San Francisco.—
Ilis bill is to authorize the Postmaster Gener
al to contract for the transportation of the
United States mails in four horse coaches tri
weekly. Something will probably be done this
season toward establishing an overland mail
route through to the Pacitic.
THE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE AND NATIONAL
CONVENTION : —The National Democratic Com- :
mittee, at their meeting, fixed the first Mou
day in June as the time for holding the Na- i
tional Democratic Convention at Cincinnati. '
The Committee transacted no other business,
aud the discussion was verv brief.
Messrs. BRCK mid DIFKENHACCH intend to
contest the seats of the members from the Ly
coming district—alleging that illegal votes
were polled in rotter county.
Mr. L.W'OKTK has reud in place N hill to
abolish the office of County Superintendent of
Two bills have already been brought before
the legislature for the repeal of the Liquor
law—in the Senate by Mr. WKI.SU, and in the
House by Mr. BECK.
Petitions are presented in large numbers,
daily, tor the repeal of the law—its opponents
having taken active measures to have memo
rials circulated and signed, in uhnost every
county in the Commonwealth.
FOREIGN NEWS. —The steamship Atlantic ar
rived at >'cw York on Sunday afternoon last,
bringing advices from Europe to the 22th ult.
The news has no fact of very great importance.
In England the hopes of peace seem to be in
dustriously kept up, but on the Continent there
is little left of them. It seems, also, that
Count Valentine Esterhazy, whose mission to
St. Petersburg is the occasion of these paeifc
anticipations, is not the bearer of a positive
ultimatum from Austria, . 1 o.sc rejection will
be followed by an interruption of diplomatic
intercourse between the two Courts. In such
an event as the rejection Austria will consider
what she Is next to do. Xorj does it appear
that the King of Prussia backs up the Aus-
Irian proposals, as was reported ; while the
minor German States have selected for their
representative at the Russian Court on this
occasion nobody but Mr. Scebacli, a Saxon di
plomat and a son-in-law of Count Ncsselrode,
who w ill hardly be likely to make an very vig
orous demonstration in favor of the Allies. It
also seems probable that the Austrian propo
sals were not submitted to Prince Goreliakotf,
the Russian Embassador at Vicuna, and accep
ted by him beforehand. It is plain that the
Allies cannot well make peace on any other
ground than the neutralization of the Rlack
Sea, and the most sanguine friends of peace on
the Couliiient doubt tbut Russia will agree to
A great deal of attention has been excited
in all parts of Europe by a semi-official pam
phlet just, published at Paris. In this pamphlet
a European Congress is proposed as the* most
fitting means of composing all difficulties and
arranging the Continent anew. The English
receive this scheme with special disrelish, and
a strong jealousy of Louis Napoleon is appa
rent in their mode of discussing it.
A council of war is about to be held at Pa
ris to settle the plan of the next campaign.—
This meeting is said to be held at the request
of Marshal Pelissier, who declares that with
their present basis of operations in the Crimea,
the Allies can do nothing more toward expell
ing the Russians.
Swede u is to publish a circular explaining
the reasons of her having concluded the treaty
with tlie Allies and changed the line of her
policy. In Russia the greatest energy is mani
fested in the construction of steam-engines and
screws for steamers, and in the casting of guns.
In the Government of Olnetz, which is rich in
iron ore and forests, many new furnaces have
been erected. The German papers state that
great numbers of Minie rifles, made in Birming
ham for Russia, and shipped in England, are
arriving in the unblocked llaltic harbors.
Madamc Grisi has given birth to a daugh
ter, and the Empress of the French expects a
similar interesting event in a few weeks.
" The Harrisburg Telegraph" appears
in a new dress, and under the management of
Messrs. M CLVUE k SELLERS. Judgiug from
the first number, we have hopes that the stu
pidity and weakness usual to newspapers at the
Capital is to be avoided, and that the Telegraph
will be made worthy of the great Keystone
State. It is now printed on a double sheet,at
$2 per year for a single copy, 011 the cash svs
tem—the only plan that can succeed at Harris
burg or any where else.
RIDS FOR THE MAIN LINE :—lt is said the
Harrisburg and Lancaster Railroad Company
propose to give four millions of dollars for
the Columbia Railroad, payable in eight an
nual payments after January Ist, 1856, with
interest at 5 per cent., conditioned for the re
peal of the tonnage tax. The Pennsylvania
Railroad Company propose to buy the whole
ol the Main Line at seven and a half millions,
payable in ten annual payments from July,
1870, with interest at 5 percent. They agree
to keep the Eastern Canal open, and also the
Western, until the North Western Railroad
shall be completed. They propose also to buy
the Columbia Railroad at the cost of con
struction, to be ascertained by three competent
engineers to be appointed by the State, with
the concurrence of the Company. The Com
pany agree to pay forever a dividend equal
to that paid to their own stockholders. They
require the repeal of the tonnage tax, and that
the State yield the right to purchase the Penn
£££?" 1 ie Northern Light, which arrived at
New ork on Saturday evening, brings Califor
nia dates to Dec. 20, aud about $(>82,000 in
gold. 1 lie principal item of intelligence by this
arrival relates to the Indian disturbances in
Oregon. A severe light took place uear Walla-
Mai la on tlie 7th and Bth of December, in
which more than 50 Indians were killed. Of
the 1 nited States troops five were killed ami
several others dangerously wounded. A partv
of American feoldiers in Paget Sound District
were tired on by the Indians about the Ist of
P< comber, when Lieut. Slaughter was shot
through the heart.
LOG.A 1, ITEMS.
Messrs. GEORGE SANDERSON and BUI
TON KINGSBI rtv,of this place have established
a Hanking House at Scranton.
POST OK VICE AFFAIRS. —The Post Master
General has established a post-office at Spring
hill, in this County, and appointed ROBERT
MONTGOMERY post master. At present will re- j
ceivc regular supply from Merrvall, 15 miles j]
but after Ist of July will be on u public route.
LEVI F. GOK rem I S has been appointed post I
master at Sylvauia, vice L. N. Tinkhaui re
As ACCIDENT. —On Tuesday lust, says the
.1 l/irvs (luzetfe, a boy named BENSON, in the
employ of A. P. STKI-HEXS, while oiling the
line shaft, between the Foundry and Stephens'
Carriage Shop, allowed his comforter to come
in contact with it, and was" instantly drawn
down—his throat resting on the shaft. His
cries brought the workmen to the spot—the
engine was stopped and lie was taken down for j
dad—his face drawn out of shape and much
discolored. After being carried to the resi
dence of his mother, he revived, hut as yet is
insensibie. One arm was also cut by a con
necting bolt. Had not his comforter been of
soft material, so that the shaft in a measure i
could slip inside, he would have beeu killed iti
Mrsic.u. CONVENTION. — \\ e uudcrstund that
the Committee of Arrangements already have
assurances t hat a large number of the vocalists
of the county will attend the Musical Couveu- j
tion at this place, on the 29th, under direction \
of Prof. BRADBERV, and the sleighing should
continue as at present, we have no doubt it
will be one of the largest gatherings of the
kind ever assembled in this region. Those who
attended last year, were universally pleased
with Mr. B.'s method of instruction, and at the J
advancement they made in acquiring a correct
and finished style of singing. It is an occasion
which should be improved by every one who i
has the slightest musical disposition
fair The County Auditors arc now in ses
sion, " looking over the books," and auditing
the accounts of the County. The board now
consists of Messrs. NTCHOI.S and BCTTI.ES, and
CnnisTOi-HF.R Cmi.ns, elected last fall, on the
Republican ticket—-all good and competent
Mr. EZRA C. KKI.EOCG, elected Treasur
er of the County last fall, has filed the requi-1
site bonds, and been installed into the office of.
tQf " Old fashioned winters'' seem to be;
coming in vogue again—if we may judge by j
the last and the present. The sleighing isim :
proved by occasional additions of snow, and
the mercury in the thermometer has auevident
inclination for a region below zero.
have taken a tumble down
in the New York markets, and of course a
corresponding decline throughout the country,
l'ork, which in the New York market, some
weeks ago, was $2l per barrel, is now fpioted
at $15.75 and $l6. Flour has also fallen off
somewhat, being quoted at $8 to $11.50, ac
cording to brands—wheat $l.OO ; rye $1.31 ;
oats 44c.47c ; corn 83 to 95 cents. Butter
has also dropped off a few cents on the pound.
This decline in prices is as inexplicable to us
the preponderance of the late high rates. Wo
believe, however, that both arc owing to specu
lators, and that the market will recede or ad
vance according to their plans.
Mr. L. V. H. CBOSDV and lady gave
one of their Concerts at this place, on Thurs
day evening of last week. Mr. C. is a fine
singer, and abounds with fun, enlivening his
Concerts with humor of a rure kind.
THE SECRETARY OE THE TREASURY, Hon.
Mr. Guthrie, in his annual report, bears hard
on the State banks, especially those issuing
small notes, intimating that they tend to uni
versal bankruptcy. He foreshadows an excise
by Congress on the issue of such notes, so high
as to insure their suppression. He proposes
uniform impost of twenty-five or thirty per
cent, on iron, steel, and their manufactures,
sugars, wines and all fabrics of cotton, wool,
silk, flax or hemp, except cheap coarse wool
ens. He proposes that wool and all raw ma
terials for American manufacture shall be ad
mitted free. All other articles than those
heretofore instanced he would have charged
one uniform rate of fifteen or twenty per cent.
These lie considers would favor the further dc
vclopcmeut of our home manufactures.
SAP AFFAIR AT THE CONCORD, X. H., LUXA
TIC ASYLUM. —A very sad occurrence took
the Insane Asylum in this city, 011
Friday evening, resulting in the death of one
or the inmates. The facts, as we have them,
are as follows : ALFRED Wrnoiv, long an in
mate and hopelessly insane, and at times very
violent; was sent to his rootn as usual by the
attendant in charge. After going there, lie
refused to do what was required of him, and
appeared refractory, when the attendant went
for assistance from other attendants, two of
whom returned with him.
Wmoix became violent and attacked them,
when a serious struggle ensued, the keepers
endeavoring to hold him and prevent harm to
to themselves. He seized one of them, and
held him in a very painful manner, when the
keeper took him by the throat with a view to
make him break his hold, when WIUGI.V al
most instantly fell back dead. From a post
mortem examination it seems probable that
the cause of death was a rush of blood to tho
head, to which in his diseased state he was
liable, but which at this time was probablv
occasioned by the struggle, y,, r
Patriot, Jan. 'J.
Doings m Congress.
IVAHHINGTOX, Jan. 11, 1 8 "r,.
In tli" 11' the whole day was wasted on
a proportion by Mr. Zollicoffer, which hud
been devised bv the Southern Americans as
the basis of a genera! catechising of candidates
for Speaker on every possible political ques
tion. It was adopted and may lead to the
waste of several more days. In the meantime
we arc plainly approaching a p | nra | itv rn , e
and a result. The opposition is visibly <of
toning and the urgency for organization steadi
ly increasing. Our friends are greatly in
spirited by the result of their all-night's s'ession
in the complete backout of the Democracy
from their challenge. If Zoilicoffcr's move
should result in driving off a few votes from
Hanks it will liasteu the adoption of the ~]u
rality rule. 1
IF OCSK, Jan. 12. —The interpellations threat
ened by Mr. /01.jcoffer were put forward and
the various candidates successively callcd'unon
to face the music. Mr. Richardson, the Demo
crats candidate was in favor of the settlement
of Slavery in the Territories by the people
therein, and would admit them as States with
or without Slavery, as they might for them
selves determine As to the constitutionality
of the W 11 mot I roviso, he gave no clear opin
ion. He had voted for its application to the
territory acquired from Mexico, but lie did so
in a spirit of compromise, and thought it would
be unjust to incorporate the Proviso in a Ter
ritorial bill. He thought the Constitution
did ot carry Slavery into the Territories, but
protected the North and the South equally
Mr. Hanks, the Republican candidate, was
next called for.* He did not regard the' Kan
sas bill us promoting the formation of Free
States ; he did believe in the constitutionality
of the Wilmot Proviso, and did not believe
that the Constitution carried Slavery into new
Territories. He recognized the right to pro
tection in property, but not property in' man
He believed the Constitution to lie un instru
ment of Freedom, and thought Congress was
wrong in repealing the Missouri Compromise.
Then came Mr. Fuller, the Know-
candidate, who didn't believe that the Kan
sas bill would promote the formation of either
Free or Slave States. He said Slaverv exist
ed independently of the Constitut'on, and Con
gress had no right to legislate Slaverv in or
out of the Territories ; it only had the right
to legislate so far as to protect the citizens
in their rights of property. Mr. l'ennimrton
was called up. bnt declined to answer the" in
terrogatories until he should really appear as
a candidate. Mr. Harksdale then asked Mr.
Hanks if he was now a member of tlie Know-
Nothing party ; if he was in favor of the abo
lition of Slavery in the District of Columbia •
whether he wished to promote the equality of
the black and white races by legislation:
whether he was in favor of the exclusion of
foreign-born citizens and Catholics from office;
arid whether in favor of a modification of the
Tariff. Mr Hanks replied that he was nomi
nated by Democrats and Americans, rnd iiv
them elected ; as to the Tariff, lie nf rred to
the record of last year ; and o:i equality of ra
ce--, he stoo 1 by the Declaration of Indepen
dence, with the addition that he believed the
stronger race would absorb the weaker. The
other questions were subordinate to that pro
hibiting Slavery in Kansas ; he would unite
with all to interdict Slavery in the Territories.
Mr. Fuller said that he was not in favor of the
restoration of the Missouri Compromise ; he
was opposed to the abolition of Slavery in the
District of Columbia ; he did not believe in
the equality of the white and black races: pre
ferred native born citizens for office ; lie would
proscribe no man for his religious opinions: he
would invite rather than repel foreigners, but
in all things pertaining to legislation, he would
have America governed by Americans. Tli <c
various answers seemed to satisfy everybody,
and the House proceeded to ballot the n:*
hundred and lifth time for Speaker. .Mr.
Hanks had '.'4 ; Richardson C>9 ; Fuller 34;
Pennington 7 : scattering 3. There Iving
i no choice, the House adjourned to Monday.
| SF.XATE, Jan. 14.—Nothing done.
HOUSE. —Nothing of interest. Some BALBU
: for Speaker, but no approximation toward a
THE ELECTRO CHEMICAL BATH.—' The follow
ing is the substance of a report from several
: Boston pat r-rs. respecting a new curative yro
' cess, which is astonishing some of the phy-v
-! iatis of Boston. It is the discovery of aPr
Vergnes, of Paris, now of New York The
; report says:—
The first man who was ready was stripped,
' and large running sort s were found upon fc'J
: person. He complained of stiffness in ha
| limbs, loss of appetite, a dizziness in his head,
and a total want of energy. IP had former
ly been a stout robust man, but his limbs were
1 shrunken, and, although not over thirty-fiv*
j years of age, he certainly looked to be forty
| five or fifty. He was placed in the bath, and
a current of electricity passed through h--
After the patient had remained in the wa'e.
three quarters of an honr, he was remove:.
, and carefully dried with towcK lie dich'w
that all stiffness had left hi.- bone-, am!
,he felt like a new man. A tumbler of f
j water was taken from the hath and analyze
In a few minutes, as perfect a locking
was formed on the copper platc'that wa-| J '
jcd in the tumbler, as could be desired. '
deed, it was sufficiently clear to shave 1-' ~
The patient was a manufacturer of look'Y :
: glasses, and had handled quicksilver for y> s ''
The second patient was a painter, nlt!' l '-
no one present knew his profession until tn'J
i saw large quantities of white lead ndhermz
the copper plate. .Another patient,
with a stiff knee, was greatly relieved, olth- 1 — J
; the limb bad troubled him for fifteen
and Dr. Cutter declared that two more D
would banish all pain from the joint. )
The fourth patient was troubled with r '
matism in the feet, and had suffered " lorf
less, for years. Large quantities of anting
lead and mercury were detected, wink 1 -o
every pore of the skin an immense am"' l Y;
yellow slime oozed out, that had a v;!. 1 s -
although the patient declared that m
been in the habit of bathing every d:p' y
long time, and his skin, before entering
bath, bore testimony to his words. >u
The battery is entirely different
galvanic battery now in use, and the
shock it can be called, is regular a!!i ' in . ;
runnittg through the whole of his system
expelling, by the aid of the cheiniciib'*Y, r
are also placed in the bath, every i ; ■
front the body, t . fP
The physicians present declared
wonderful, and jimmised to send a ir,nl ~*W
patlents, and further test the efficient 1
thing that promises to do away with •>
portion of the drugging that is n !'
on the human race.