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ilai\e4 to BabtoriOete outof tUe Citj,*e Bix Doi.LAaa
ro* Ml i Jobs DoUtoOsm Bloat MoarHfl j Truss.* Bi* MonKB| totariaMy in adraace for tha
, ” ,;-H»aßd/WB«tilwrn»r» out of tbo Oltjr, st btus JDOI.
taWMSAaoWto advance.
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to advance,)at,,.....,..,, |2 oo
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ttoOAjiiea,•" « ,« 12 00
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Tor a dlib of Twenty-one or drar.wewUl eend so
«a(tts,eopytotbog»ttor.Bphf tiooiob. . _ ■' -
jilr^kinoTPai^a* 1 * 0® 4 ," Agentsfor
►3 GLASGOW—SDIKBtJaa; SM William
0 tJMMtf, Comimnder • NKwYORK, 2,160 ton*; Yomrt
Obaiq. Cbtmnander jG£ABGOW,I,v&2 tone, JoWS Dra*
(pik, Commander .■'The GlasgpWand Nevr York Sieam
, akip Oo'mpanf lntefld'sAlJinaf thew nefr and tpdwerful
atttma& from New, York to Glasgow direct, asfollbw*':
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* ~.4 f , L Satardaj,ydulVll, 12 n00n... M. T
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. "‘New York, Saturday. Aug.22;l2jnoon.‘ i!
. » .* jßdlnbttrg; Saturday; noOb
V- • “ '• .FROM’ OLABpOY.' ' 1 '
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•, . New York, July \/
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. Jlrjt elus, *76 i; third 'ciyu.tfpSSa ‘iritti'AwfcM pro
dtatotti; *BO, ■ • A« expArWanM wiigtnh’nttaoKed toekeh
jtMKWr. .fpr freight ot ftlmm apply to JOHN MOST
MON, BROADWAy/how York city bills or Mid
calf melebd forpMsago. ', aalQ.lm, 1
,M> • New York and Havre Steamship Company,—Tho
United. SUtef Mail (Steamship* AEAGO, YAOQ ions.
: Parid -Linesi -.commAnde*; and BUTTON,' 2,500 tond, :
..Jwni/Wuitw, commwidetvf wilj leave New York,
forthia ypira ISST amPSSjon I
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, Saturday j Aug, 22 AragO, Saturday,’. Jan; 9 1
'Attfo, _do» _Bept. 19 Bolton, do.. / Bob., 6
sufon, ' do. Oct. 17 Atmo, , do. . March 6
Afggo, do. Not. 14 Felton,, 7 da. . .„Abril 8 j
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(arm * Weekly tin* foe tVo'ftoofe ’aaft goatttyMt, otte
of tbj. skips iBUigEVBRrBACTOTAYTetMo’cIock,:
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, \ ‘ - 'yC»a*£«s P.'MAaMWJLjr/Cdoamaader,
•■* -J ’WPftiWST*' Sept, 3d, and
itlD o’clock/A.M;
. ew THOBSDAY, September 10th,
o; foa' 8A YITBDAy, S*pt«m.
‘ tiHiim., {prill, fUM* til tM gnetli lmdßoutlinnt. :
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■{ol SttOHirs, ir&r.faWdiur tad SaiwUf. ttf- C.x_ -
7 ■.fOR;n»MBA ,-^^«l^Ay«i»*jW*OA*plit-;
: Maiailof ewiry Mopth/; '-*■ ■--• -'Mil
• jnoMtf srt*%ito.^ni»;shi j»
Or p tv‘dlt*i BMiidge.
, •_ ThaBALTIO.Capt, Jofitirh Coniatock.
:'■; Wi» AfcWAKO, 6ipt. Junta Weft. .- ■
_ Tkta* nhlpa |lm been built byoontrapt,elpraatly Tor
pwtKStanaMnarriSa; erreiy'oaroto'lioan HWtottttlr!
•aifeictloii, u tin inthalfengSiM; toouiari atritoth ■
. ‘And apecd, and thiir aceofattddlfiaiuiftr ptaangeVa Me
7 1 Price of paaaatje from Nfiw York to Llrerpoc!, In firat
-;<*Kn; *U6i Inawosddo., tffif Bbto Ltrorttol to New
', 'Turk,aosod9o(niM*. NobtffiuaeeoredhHrtOMtd
ta:. Tfaahljo<rf-thW'Hnc SWSWpro«d'«attr-tlghV
, MOM **W TOK, MOM urttfooti
, Saturday, lane 20, 1857 Wedneadsy, June 24, 1857
Satnhiay, July 4, . 1867 Wednesday, July 8, 1557
Saturday July 19 1857' Wfdneadsy, July 228 1857
'Saturday, Aug. 1 1857 Wednesday! Aug,'s -1857
, SatordayyAue. 15, 1867 Wednesday! Aug. 19, 1857
Saturday, Sept. 12, 1867 Wednesday, Sept; 2, 1867
'Satdrday, Sept. 2a 1857 WednesdaySept.Bo, 1857
Sttiiday, Oct. 10, 1867 Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1857
Saturday, Oct. 21 1867 Wednesday Oct. 28, 1157
'lgrfntday SoT. 7, 1867 Wedneaday Nor. 11, 1867.
• 'Saturday; N0t.21," 1867 Wedneaday, Nor. 26 1857
: Saturday Dec. 6, ,1857 Wedneiiday'Dec.'; 9, ■• 1857
. ■£.„,*<, t ■ ■: ;1 , r Wedneaday,Dee. 22, '1857
- ' ' Jfarfrelglit or nassag*,npplyto'; • • "ui ■ ■
, KDWABD K. COLLINB. No. 68 Walt street, N: V.
~- . BEOWN, SHIPLEY A OO.i Llrerpool.' • '
> . -STEPHEN KSNNABD A 00., 27 Anatln'Frlart,
Loudon. ' - ' ' - ■ -
■. ACo,,Pstla.
" The orners of these' ships trill not be accountable for
1 geU,SIWer, bullion, specie, crioua stones or
''“ualUla.'nulaaa bllla of lading v: u 1; ned therefor, and
®t»Bs an& ©jenucolis. .
"IF 4 AND DRUGGIST, nttih4*it comer SIFT Hand
-,-pWaXKtf r, Streets, Philadelphia, sole Waott&ptttrwr
. wbiehls recognised and prescribed by the Medical; F»-
. cutty; tad Wbecotne the, Standard FAMILY MRDI
/<ClHEbr;tfc*Waited State*; *
• fall Eaeence is a preparation of unutual exeellenw.
During the Summer montiu.,no family or triTeuer
** pbtaUfA* without it.' la miaXAtidnnf thebowels, in
r.. .n*Bftei,*ad particularly In MA eiekneßj;itlfcanactive
.V, well u» pleeaAnt.eniefflclent remedy.
' '-TQliilflOKvT-Reno&B deslrihgAn *rtlele\ that can bo
' , i«8B ripen, prepared'eolely'from cure JAMAICA OIN
"«|R% aSbmd bo particular to aaVfor “Brown’s £&•
~u . { M M#,of Ginger,” whichis warranted-to be
/ ‘iflSHilriprtmtiiM, tad la prepared only hy RRRDfi.
te '», IIC4 RROWNjjtad fat aalett hie Drag oraL Chemical
, <s2*; r nbrth-eajrt corner bLFIFTH'S# CHESTNUT
v a Iweeta, Philadelphia; tad hrall.iUe respectable Brag
' ’ jiSaaAApothtcaHedln the U. States.; y; auLBm; ‘
|‘.VI3L EIGHTH tii OSes streoU.' D.
t: STACKHOUSE,.proprietor.: t AW*r» on hVnd the
•kofeut eitielee of- DHtFGS, MEDICINES, PSRFU
MIKE, OIOAM. fto. '
Bt*ctboaM ! Ji P*tent-SUrer Soda Water Fountain
******* M'deg.fhtt Syrup* and Creams are
a&Jßwledgedby alias being tharioheat lu the city.
■a • \ s -*\ t • v • -« a- ; y-,. ,
<®as Aijttures.
»AtfT*,HTTISOB, Ul4*ll AlndiofO.iS.o4 JUMP
(Fommissicm iBml)<mte.
• •; »■»»»»■»!•».»»»««»
.MM MERCHANTS and Dealer* io Foreign and Arne*
• . HARDWARE and CUTLERY, Noe. 23, 25 and 27
North FIFTH Street, Saat aide, abort Commerce street,
' >jpan*d*luhl*. ‘ ■ ~ - anl-tf .
'SZfflMifflaja vETEy commission her-
CHANT and Importer of HAY ASA SKGARS,
(New) 138 Walnnt Btreet. aecond etory. - aul-ly
Ftn.lT infcrtatheir^friends and thetrade eefier
ally «tmt they hif o made arrangements for one of their
Boyer* leaving-monthly ’ for tnePrenchani German
... W .sw*itt, 4 .*-v-“ .• . ,
. '"From many wars' experience. -the permanent resi
/ a A ln PatfM r two.df ,t|e nrra,Bn4 •SUffnnaimt
' capital ■ they can offer unasual facilities for THE, PUB
r of the European
markets for shipment direct,.
' They art 'also prepared to receive orders from samples
’' /, tdr Flowers and Feathers from' their extensive and well
, , known,manufactories in Paris, to be'shipped direct,
\ either.under bend or duty paid, .
• ;HENDERSON, MyTJI oo;.lmporters,
BalO&n* ' .. ' / T?o. 200 Broadway.
.& t.
BAir-ET .* CO., CUESTNIJT street.
,• • - - Manafactamaot -
’ ’ ’bwler tfce>7 Inspection,-on #&r exclusively.
•» • -;QUUtfns and Strange rtf are Invited to: visit our Wuu
- Constant)/ on band ft splendid stock of Superior Quid
>" ‘ . Witch fed, of all tfcd celebrated 'makers,, :
Necklaces, Bracelet#, Brooches, Ear-BingS, finger*
Rings, and all other articles' in'the Diamond line.
Drawing of'NEW DESIGNS will? be made free of
' Charge for those>iahJog work made to order.*
• 'i. heautifol, SMO^nt^nt’of all the neff stales of fine
Jewelry,sach a* M&jaie,Btoniiand'Shell Canieb,
fearl,' Coral, .(Jarboncle,
' ‘'
• Also, Bronte and Marble QDOOItB, of .newest at/ies,
?</» ahd' of superior Quality.- _ -sj, aol-dtv&wl/
ffUt-Mki..' < V!.‘ - MlJm
<* # HWlotth *»ttt BtfietrV.
tfUlHttlt fcWtUS'WCBiM 1 -
VOL. I-NO. 26.
Strangers’ ®nibe in {Jt)ilabelpt)ia.
For the benefit of strangerß and others who.may de
sire to visit any of out public institutions, we publish
the annexed list. < ,> „>
Academy of Music, (Operatlo.) corner of Broad and
Locust streets. r • . "
Arch Street Theatre; Arch, above 6th street.
. Parkinson’s Gardes. Chestnut, above Tenth.
National Theatre and Circus. Walnut, above Eighth.
Opera House,(Ethiopian,) Eleventh, below
Walnut Street Theatre, northeast corner Ninth and
’i TbomßuCsVarietiesj Fifth and Chestnut.,
Thoffiaa’a Opera House, Arch, below Seventh.
Academy of Natural Sciences, corner of Broad and
George,streets.' >,
' l l ABademy of Fine'Arts, ChestnutJ above Tenth.
■ Atiiitta’ Fond above Tenth.
- Franklin Institute, No. 9 South Seventh street.
Auhshduse, west side'of 'Schuylkill, opposite South
Street. J
Almshouse (Friends 1 ), Walnut street, above Third.
Association for the Employment of Poor Women, No..
29aGrwn|tjjAt,. i, -, i
,fof .Lost Children, No. 36 North Seventh
■ft BUnd Asylum, Raoe,near Twentieth street. ’
Hospital, No. 8 Cherry street. ,
• OityHospital, Nineteenth street, near Coates.
; Clarkson*! Hail,No, 163 Cherry street. ' 1
■, Dlspensary, Fifth, below Chestnut street; 1
Female Society for tbs'Relief and Employment of the.
Poor, No. 72 North Seventh Street. ■
■ Guardians of tha Poor, office No. 56 North Seventh
German Society Hall, No. 8 South Seventh street.
.Home for Friendless Children, Buttonwood street,
belo?r Broad. - •
Indigent Wldowi! and Single Women’s Society, Cherry, ■
«MtM Eighteenth street. * . .1
! Hill, Qhestpnt, shove Seventh street.
Streets?*'” n ■ i ’ 1 “r>. <^ or “^ r of and Twenty-fljst
fNaffherir Dispensary; No.-.I Spring Garden Btreet.
' AJyiUTii, (colored,) Thirteenth street, near.
iCaUowhUl; '
Odd Fellows’ Hall. Sixth and Haines street.
Do. do. V S. E.corner Broad and Spring Gar
' /-
'-uMjijjMAU K«siutj»ia» street, between Eighth
for the retraction of the Blind,
Cotnerßaca and Twentieth street:*, 1 •'
~ PenuMlvaaia Society forAUe voting the, Mtserieasf
Public Prisons, Sixth and Adelshi streets.
“ ' PettnSylranU Training School for Idiotic and Feeble-
Minded Children, School Houses Lane, Germantown,
office No. 152 Walnut steet. ,• , • , ;i
" Philadelphia' Orphans’ Asylufo, northeast cor. JBigh- '
t teea^andt3be^y : j».: ..„ * >: .
' Preston Retreat, Hamilton; near Twentieth street.
. Providence Society, Prune, below Sixth street.
- Southern Dispensary,>No. 68 Shippen strtet.- »■
■Haioh Benevolent Aasociatipn, . N. ,W..corner of
Seventh and Saasom streets
Hospital, Eighteenth ivnd Nina-
Girard. &veauft,' 1 between Fif
> SpiscoMU;.Hospital, Front street, between Hunting.
; Phuadelphua Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, 8. W.
coraeflsfdkefitnat and Park strata, WertPhUadel
•>; ,<i
,\i : mx.lo juilmsgs.
V Custom House; Chestnut street, above Fourth '
a County Prison, ’PsSttyufik road, below Reed. -
. City. Tobacco tyarehousp.Dock and Spruce streets.
’ City Controller’s Office, Girard Bank, second story. 1
‘ Commissioner of- City Property, office, Girard Bank,
second story.
. City Treasurer’s Office, Girard Bank, second story.
City Commissioner’s Office. State House,
v City BoUcitor r eCffice,Tifthfbelow Walnut'.
Watering Committee’s Office, 1 Southwest corner
House of Inanirtiy, Sevefil£; f aboiP Arch Street.,
House of Reftige, o6n«r Poplar M»4 WlUttm.
': gwftL«[s«fi»ga, (colored,) WUUattf ahd Brown.
■ Health Office, corner of Sixth and Sanson. f '
-House of Correction, Bush HUI.
, Marine Hosp(tal, Gray’s Ferry road, below South
-y, ■ ,
..Mayor , s > pffice,,.S. W. corner Fifth and Ohestaut
slreetsj - r «
■ New' Penitentiary, Ctktes 'street', ‘between Twenty,
fourtk and Twenty-fifth struts. - :
Naty Yard,ion theDelawarej >corper Front and Prime •
Jtreets.f n- . rf • ;-ti v-rr ,-;r‘ f; f -.i '
' Northcim Jdberties Gpe Malden,:balowPri)nt
.Strait.. v.;t ~ , 2
: v JPo»^Offief ? ;No. 287 pock /rftyes,. oppose the.EX-
n. yrenVford roed. below Shsckiv-
Poet OSee, gprlog GeWeeV C*HowWll, ns Eighth
. rPUlMelphi* Slchwige. corner Third, Walnut awl
'JMdrttreete.,;, .. .
■ ,*li%(telphu G« Wotke, Twentieth awlMarlcet: oßce,
Ko. 8 : ■ ' ’
j PenwlTania Inrtltnte tot Deaf and I>nmb, Briiad and
JPlne etreete.
Monument, Jteanh' alnva Skackam.aon
I’tiblle High Sohf)ol, 8. It. corn or Broad and Green
.#tywtß.r.-.v.; , ..; . ■ •
A Bergeant.above Ninth. ,
r Beonraet'a OUea.Ka. 8 State Konse, east wing, .
.■State Eouae/Oheiinut atreet, between Fifth and Sixth
atreeje.' ' ■ ; ■
Bherlir'»_Offlce| State Home, near Sixth itreet.
G *r teß .
'Union *emp«tanee‘Hall, Christian, above ninth
litre t. cornf ' r of Chestnut and jnntper
.. United.Statea Arsenal. Gray’s Ferry Boad, near Fede
ral street. '
N&T&VAsylam, on the Schuylkill, near South street.
-United States Army and Clothing Equipage, comer of
Twelfth and Girard streets.
United ■ States • Quartermaster's Office, corner of
Twelfth and Girard atreeta..
'College of Pharmacy, Zane street, above Seventh.
Eclectic M&JI6al College, Halnesstreet, west of Sixth.
Girard College, Rldge ro&d and College Avenue.
Honx&opatlilc Medical College. Filbert street, above
Eleventh. • _
; JefferaonMedical College, Tenth street, below George.
Polytechnic College, corner Market and, West Pe&n
'Pennsylvania Medical College, Ninth street, below
Medical College, Tilth street, below
Female Medical College, 229 Arch streot.
of Pennsylvania, Ninth street, between
■Market sad Chestnut.
. University of. Tree Medicine, and Popular Knowledge,
No. W An* .Inset. , .
Location or courts.
-United States Circuit and District Courts, No. 24
fifth street,’ below Chestnut.
Supreme Court'of Pennsylvania. Fifth and Chestnut
streets. 1
■<: Court of Common Pleas, Independence Hall.
. District Courts, Nos. 1 and 2, corner of Sixth and
Chestnut streets. , , .
, , Court of Quarter Sessions, corner of Sixth and Chest*
cut streets..
• American Baptist Publication Society, No. 138 Arch
street/ • ■ • * . - :
- ■- American and Foreign Christian Union, No. 14fc0heflt<
nut street. J
American Sunday School. Union, No. 316 Chestnut
American Treat Society, new No. 929, Chestnut,
Mawnlat, Cro*n street, below Csllbwhlll street.
Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bible Society, corner
of Seventh and Walnut streets.
Presbyterian Board of Publication, No. 266 Chestnut
,/ Presbyterian Publication House, No. 1334 Chestnut
street. * ~ . .
Young Man’s Christian Aeeoclktion, No. 182 Chestnut
Philadelphia Tract, and Periodical Office (T.
H. Stockton’s,) No’ 635 Arch street, first honse below
Sixth street, north aide;
(EtaneUer’s (S&tiibe,
Ventral H. fl—Depot.Et.Ttnth and Market.
J A* Train for Pittsburgh and the West.
32.66 Pi U.j Fut'Lioa Cdt Plttebtuvh aad the
2.80 Pi Hfor Harrisburg and CoKmtt*.
£BO P-'M.* Accommodation Train for Lancaster.
JIB* M.,ijprwaM»J) for Pittsburgh and theWest*
, , Reading Railroad—Depot, Broad and Vine,
740.4* H.j Express Train lor Pottarille, Williamsport,
. t,, ' Elmira and Niagara Valle.
8.80 P.M.; as above (Night ExtoreasTraia.)
‘ NewVork Lines.
1 A. M., from Kensington, via Jersey City.
6A, H, y from Camden, Accommodation Train.
7 A.M., from Camden, via Jersey City, Mail.
IQ A. M., frotuWalnut street wharf, via Jersey city.
2 P, M. via Camden and Amboy, Express.
8 P. M., via Osmden, Accommodation Train.
6P M., via Camden and Jersey City, Mail.
ftp. M., via Camden and Amboy, Accommodation.
Connecting Lints.
8 A.M., from Walnnt street wharf, for Belvidere, Easton,
--‘■■U- ■ Water Gap, Scranton. Ac.
6 A.M., for Freehold. - ■ -
. 7 A: M., for Mount Holly, from Walnnt street wharf.
2 P.M., for freehold.
2.80P.M., for Mount Holly, Bristol, Trenton, Ac.
3 P. M., for Palinym, Burlington, Bordentown, Ac.
4 P/M., for BelrWere, Easton, Ac., from Walnut street
6 for Mount Holly, Burlington, Ac.
Baltimore&. il.—Depot, Broad and Prime.
8 A. M., for Baltimore, Wilmington, New Castle, Mid
, _ „ . , dletown, Dovor, and Seaford,
i ?; WUmington, and New Castle.
4.16 P.M., for WilmingfoUj New Castle, Middletown,
Dover, and Seaford! . ’ *
vP. M y for Perryvllle, Part Freight.
11P. M.; for Baltimore and Wilmington.
North Pennsylvania it. it .-Depot, Front and Willow.
6.16 A.M., for,Bethlehem, Easton, Mauch Chunk, Ac.
8.45 A. M., for Doylestown, Accommodation.
2.16 P.M., for Bethlehem, Easton, Mauch Chunk, Ac.
4 P.M., for Doylestown, Accommodation
ft .35 P, M., for,Gwynedd. Accommodation.
• Camdtt i and Atlantic R. N.~Vine street wharf.
740 A.for Atlantic Oltr.
10.46 A; M., for Haddonfield,
4 P.M., for Atlantic City,
4.46 P. M., for Haddonfield.
. , For Westchester,
By Columbia R. R, and Westchester Branch.
?r<Mn Market street, south side, above Eighteenth.
Leave Philadelphia 7 A. Jtf., and 4P. M.
<* Weatcheßtero.3oA. M., and 3P. M.
Oh Sundatb
Leave Philadelphia 7A. M. , . ,
“ Westchester BP. M.
Direct Railroad) ppen U? perajeltODj GrohfrS
• Bridge*. .
, Prom northeast Eighteenth and Market street*,
heave Philadelphia 6, and 9 A. 51., 2, 4. and 6 P. M.
“ Penaelton. Grabbs Bridge, 7,8, and 11 A. M, and
a * . 4 ana BP. M. *
On S&turdaye last train from Pennelton at 7 A, M.
lam Philadelphia 8 A. M, tad a P. M.
“ Penneltoa A. M. and OP.M.
Octotwloim R. ii.-Dopot, 9th tad
, 9,9, tad *.15, 6.45, tad 11.16 P.M.,
6 A.M. aod 3 P • K.-j for Bowntngtoirn.
0, B,9, lQ,'_*n& 11.80 A. 2, 4,6, 8, and 9 .
M. for Oheatont Hill. \
a, T, 8,9, 10,10, «1* 11.80, A. it., (rad 1, 2,8.10,4, 6,
OjT,®, 0, sad II.SO P f Qr Gernmntowii,
Ohtsttr rat Its H. R.—hesn Vli'.lMolphia 6 A. M. and
t BP.M, , ,
leave PowalngtowiiTJf A. M. and IP. M.
*.aop,Mi I JUcli«'4 SlocMoe, for Bordonbnm, ft«ia
rj- _ . Walnat atreet rrlier/.
' WMain,4l A, M./wdtor Tawrij, Burling,
■ >• ’ ton end Bristol, from Wetnnt rtreet wharf.
9 BOA; M.y Delaware, Burton, end Kennebec, lot Cape
May, first pier below Spruce stmt. .
TBO A. M-, and ’B, and« p. M., John A. Warner
<;and,lboma«.A. Morgan; for BrMol, Bnr
i • llAgton.fto.. ■ -
;r, |4I A, M, u 4Hn«al McDonald, f»r,oap«Ma j, *rnj
-.■j.-, ~1 add Satnrdiyj tom
The Cheapest and Best Weekly Newspaper in
the Country. '
Great Inducements to Clubs#
On the 16th of August the first number of Thb Wssk*
lt PaSBS will be issued from the Olty of Philadelphia.
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„ MONDAY, AUaUST 81, 1857.
or viboinso cotnrrr.
oe iesra ootravr.
Philadelphia, August 27,1857.
{£7* The Democratic Citizens residing in the
several Election Divisions In' the several Wards of the
0117 of Philadelphia Trill meet at their respective places
foe holding Delegate, Elections, .on MONDAY, August
31st, and elect one persorito serve as Judge and tiro
persons to serve as Inspectors of the Election of .Dele
gates on 'the following Monday. The Delegates so
elected to meet at the respective, places provided for in
*the Bales for the Government of the Deihocratlc party.
By order of the City Executive Committee.
, - , JO3» LXPPINCOTT, Chairman
There is something utterly absurd in that
phase of theatrical life called “ the star sys
tem.” Actors and actresses are proverbially
vain. The breath of popular applause sustains
them, and swells their self-sufficiency. They
faripythaV all mankind feel the most intense
.interest in their movements, arid .perpetually
.keep, placing themselves before tho public
gaze, Off the stage as well as upon it. They
believe, wesupposo, that the world would get
on very badly without them. They esti
mate themselves bo highly that, praise tficm
how you may; yon never can come up to their
own opinion'of’ themselves. There arc ex
ceptions, of coursehut as a general rule, the
more eminent the performer, tho more un
challenged his superiority, the less is ho af
fected and afflicted by-the disease of Vanity.
They are the happiest when, with a grievance,
real, or imaginary, they have a pretext for
rushing intoprint, A cyilic animadverts upon
a dramatic performance, arid Is compelled, by a
sense of duty, to bo less than laudntory in his no
tice of some particular actor. At once this in
dividual assumes the dignity of martyrdom, in
flicts a long letter upon tho newspaper editor
who noticed him, arraigns his motives, (attri
buting them, of course, to private antipathy,
or the influence of sorno manager or rival,)
and is not quite easy and happy until he vents
his anger and grief in the newspapers. No
other public character does anything like this.
A critique appears on a book, poem, bust, or
portrait, and author and artist make no stir
about It. If the critical opinion be correct, they
are wise enough to act upon it, and to profit
by it. Not so the actor. "The veriest “ stick”
who goes on tho stage, if it bo only to hand a
letter on a tray, thinks himself a great man, with
the world in a conspiracy to keep him down.
Mr. Fobbest or Mr. Davenport have not
a hundredth part of the conceit which Alls the
head of a stage-struck hero, who thinks him
self cruelly “kept down” because lie is cast
in the part of Jockey of Norfolk, when his
aspirations give him the ambition of terrifying
society as humpbacked Richard i
This amourproprt loads actors into ludicrous
positions now and then. We have known
actors to stipulate, distinctly and strongly, for
their names appearing on the bills in a particu
larly large type—as if great letters made great
merit. Only a fortnight ago there was a bene
fit at Wallack’s Theatre, in New York, and an
actor and his wife—amiable, respectable, and
highly talented—very kindly acceded to the
request that they would assißt a brother of the
sock and buskin by performing. The even
ing came, and so did tho audience. The
actor and actress, however, did not appear,
and’ it became known that they had withdrawn,
in a pet, because tbeir names were not printed,
in the playbills in larger type than the names
of the other performers.
This prevailing spirit inflicts on ns the fol<
lies and disappointments of the “ star” system,
which has so greatly increased of late that we
shall have every actor, even down to the super
numerary who occupies the back-ground as a
Roman soldier, setting himself up*as“a star”
and travelling as such. Formerly, scarcely
any one became a “star” excopt first-class
actors ftom across the Atlantic.' Public curiosi
ty desiring to sea such performers, they would
visit our principal cities. Now-a-days, how
ever, every one pretends to he a “ star.”
1 Thero is a great demand for English actors,
who come hither, as porpuses travel, in shoals.
It is tho policy of managers to puff off these
importations totheuttermost. But three-fourths
of them were of little or no account In their
native land, and all the paragraphing and puff
ing in the world cannot olevato them into
good actors and actresses. They frequently
fall, and thon, instead L of naturally falling
down to their proper level, they place them
selves in the hands of that mysterious being,
“ an agent,” and are billed and posted, adver
tised and newspaper6fl all through the coun
try, in true « star” manuer, as celebrated and
renowned performers. This ‘has been done
over and over again, yet provincial managers
are not yet alive to its ovils. The public,
often taken in by false pretensions, grow more
andmoredistrustful of magnificently announced
celebrities. It is in the West, indeed, that
the system is chiefly continued now. After a
time, even puffing fails, and the « star” drops
from the (theatrical) heaven, to return to
England with his earnings, If he had been so
prudent as to save, dr drop down ns a fifth or
sixth rate performer, Into some stock company,
j an example and victim of that vaulting am
bition which overleaps itself.
The manufacture of American “ stars” is a
little different. Amateur performances, gen
erally, lead young persons to adopt the dra
matic profession. It is to bo noticed that, in
the cotintry, of late yoars, there is a decided
disinclination to obtain a knowledge of acting
by tho old-fashioned and almost out-of-date
method of previous practice in small provin
cial theatres. There are very few instances,
here or in Europe, of any distinguished player
haying achieved distinction without having
previously roughed it in provincial theatres.
A knowledge of stage business, so necessary,
is ono of the advantages thus gained. Tho
prevailing idea, at present, is that acting does
not require much preparation, and wo And
novices of both sexes boldly intruding them
selves on the stage, in the most ambitions
1 characters, utter having played two or three
times in an amateur company, or after having
had a little drilling from one of tho numerous
dilapidated porformers, who profess to « get
up” any lady or gentleman, in any part, at tho
shortest notice.
Various influepeus combine, very uftulu to
permit these would-be performers to i|iake
their debut on “tho stage ” in Some tego
city. Somotimos, but rarely, an engagement
for the season is obtained—we had almost Said
purchased. And then, the public are insulted
by seeing a young man or a young woman
laboring in characters wholly above their
ability and their intollcot, and actually /earning
to act on the boards of a metropolitan thoatre—
serving their apprenticeship, ns it wereyin
stead of having mastered their professioiihe
foro they presumed to face such audiences' ns
a great city'alone can collect. " an d f°ur hundred, and a population of about four-
The more usual practico, however, is Oillhe tecl ‘ hundred. Tho location is oxcollont in very
strength' of an appearance af some flrsi&te many rospeota-landing the best for miles along
.. . . . , ~ . , , ■, t«4AAv,ft Inc nvor. and tho site the handsomest, to my 1
theatre, to start off at once and dash UUe of town from thh thc mom ' h of
position of a “star” We haVO known ton- Mißsouri . bufcl . llhltTe(o ?to p that-tho adrnn- !
nleroilS instances of this. The labor Of prm. tagog of town sites have been told so often, in
ous study and practico is dispensed with, «d, m nuy instances by parlies who lmve drawn too
most commonly, a good figure or a lirettywiio strongly on their imagination, that when the
are the leading qualifications of tho gontlfman reader comes to this part of the letter ho gono
or lady whoso vanity places them bcforeWie rally skips; preferring to skip tho town sito to
world ns « stars.” Tliero is somethingat being skipped by tho reader, we’ll drop our town
once ludicrous and painful in most pf tlOse “ilogethor.
exhibitions, when persons, pretending tffe b ™ft? , in 'hm country are not more one-horse
. * . r ... ip- i niiairs—deluges of rain, with thunder and light
perfonners, whom neither Mr. ning ao( , ompaDfm6nt . Mightier far than aU t Le ,
Mr. Marshall, Mr. Burton or Mr. { 9 wind, which makes thc frame houses tremble 1
would admit into their cxceUenfc stock qtinpa- like roods, and oven tho sturdy bricks shake in
nies to play even the smallest part* traref»tba some of its gusts. Wo had one on Thursday last, j
land as “ stars,” attempting the very hl&§&£ which caused considerable damage to tho uncom
range of the drama. *' . • > . pleted buildings, among others to the new capitol ■
Thc best pUyora act differently* T 6& building at Omaha, Tho walls of this were almost 1
reach perfection in their''art, not-life ° o , mplletod ’ and ** Six of it.
. . ‘ , •, ‘ . , .ik' 1 columns were blown down. The wholo building is
leap into great character,,, but with „ much rackcd by th „ weigbt offfilltor!nl lhat ? la ,
taking, study, labor,- and largo gene|il fallen upon it, that it would require to be almost
practice. Mr. Foh&EST, Who is, fortune entirely rebuilt over to be of any value.
as woll as able, laborious as well as gifted, Government Appropriations.—Ashort history
attained his high position in this mating of the Nebraska capitol building may not be un*
And ao with Mr. Daybnport, who left interesting to yourroaders, as showing how mo
country several years ago, a raw young max D ®ys appropriated by the General Government for
who aspired to fame, and* has returned* [ Pu rP o 3 ®3 are usually expended. Uncle Sam
finished artist, unquestionably one Of the W appropriated $50,000 for a Territorial capital build
of living actors. If any man had protenekjb,- “* ,“\ ora \ h !L catira ftTft Y“ 3 a ft
to become a ‘(star ”it was Mr Davenpobt Hi laymg the
tooecomea Star, liwasiur. JJAIEHPOBT. ttl foundation and raising the walls to tho height of
might have made a tour through the country' one story . n„„. Bird U. Chapman, our delegate
a sort of theatrical comet sweeping across thi to Congross, tben endeavored to obtain an appro
heaven, but, with the good sense which priation to complete the building, but failed in the
racterizes him, and a modesty which Ua rieji attempt. Thus did the Territory of Nebraska, af
setting to his genius, he, With his accomplished t®r receiving an ample amount to have erected a
wife, has accepted an engagement for the sea- B 00( i commodious building, find herself without a
son in the Arch street Company, and—for th« J' la f afor hcr WWxiurc to meet in. Gov. Izard
true artist is always learning something-is matter connected
still improving That sueli a man as Mr- Da- , In this strait t E he city of omahft for lho ose
vbnport should thus practically repudiate the of advancing the value of whose real estate a
“star” system! speaks very much against St. ,building on so grand a scale was commenced,
We have alluded to the vanity which charac- .stepped in and undertook to complete it Let not
terizes so many actors and actresses. Lot us ,the reader suppose that this was an act of mere
point out, in justice to them, another trait (kbemlity; suohactsare unfashionable in Nobraaka,
which distinguishes them yet more strongly. Prepay holders in Omaha wore greatly interested
We allude to that fine, humane, and noble F B k «P™g»Pth» nß P resslon that the capital would
... « . .w ' , _ , remain there. This mass of one-story-high brick
spirit of chanft which tho members of the ,„ d mortar on the top of a high bluff, attracted the
dramatic profession exercise among them* gaze of all new-comers—in its deserted stato cre
fielves. . However limited his means, the actor atlng njbad impression, recalling to mind the story
rarely refuses his aid when sickness, distress, had been circulated that tho anti-Omaha
or want appeal to him in the person “of a pro- pen hod prevented the appropriation to complete
fessional brother or sister.” Their means are r 1 f rom being made. This impression must be re
often very limited—their benevolence is un- ) novetl ’ flnd Uncle Sam,fl libernlity relied on to re
bounded; Poverty never appeals io them townie the city. About $20,000 additional have
vain. A fine catholic spirit of humanity runs f™.' ft. Uw ft' y ft °” aha ' ft;
... . . « * ,rrr_.t suiting not in the completion of tho building, but
through the wholo profession* ■ While we . Mhcrin tho destruction of that portion previously
smile dt the harmless vtuiity which occasion- , u in. Uncle Sain pay the bills’ is now the
ally displays itself among the brethren of the jnestion.
soekand .buskin, let us honor the noble Charity,. Nr.wsrAPEHs.-AVo have at tho present time
covering “a multitude of sins,” which the play- ton novrspnpera published in tho Territory, viz:
era unostentatiously exercise when thoy are ® ne at each: Brownsville, Wyoming, Nebraska
called upon. Thoy merit all praise for this, L u >'’ PlaUsmuUh ' Be " BVU »> omalm ' i ' lorencc '
and justice exacts that It should be namgd and P omi ” s 01fy ’ Do „ Soto ’ . and Dakotah; all these
. . .iowQsaroon tho Missouri river. In addition to
nonorea. thego, I hear and know of some others soon to bo
established—one at Cleveland, sovonty-five miles
„ . . -J-,-,'- - tni.Lw wast , Thft two latter
Oorrespon deoco of the fress.J , towns only onpa per as yet, but are boih in fEe
HIGHLY INTEn||THVG A LETTER FROM' h>nd> of nioß of c9pit „, wllonin push ihc , u
„ „ * * 1* .The first house in both towns will probably ho
y,J Mn^| B, n E v A f K ' Af U vf* I? ’nt m«‘ tho l >rintin S ofn °»- 'Another paper will ho started
Ono of my old Pb.ladolphm friends has sent mo; nt omflJi #tautMmi | oailorlhofthi ntho jMis .
a copy of tho first number of the “Press.’ dho.
general appearance and matter please me greatly My lotUr c „„ aufflolcnl| , on th , hat j
Though dumped down in the far AVest.w.botho will bo com 1Io(1 , 0 llefi)r u! ft H n 3 „ t „„
mtoresta and assoolaUona to bind me, I iUU fcrt B count of bow tow „. lot Bpooula y tiona are
groat a pride m thooi yof my birth, and as hlghl; , on for „, 0 bellclluf ,;„ at ,j n , 0 e
gratified with any indloat.on of her prosperity, a wuh thc , UMt , I|lc(Uu! Jeslro f ‘ t ‘ hc SUCCMI of
I ever did. In many respects there has been ew enter rifit , x
lack of enterprise in our old oity, but in nono 8 .
great, as in her daily press. Philadelphia mei u ours
chant B may talk until doomsday about stean
ship lines, tearing out tho abominablo marki
houses, Ao., bo long aa tho newspaper pro
remains 60 decidedly inferior to that of >7cw Yorl
she can never hope to compete commercially wil
her rival. Now York papers are read and quote
all over the country; eaok reading, each quotatio command of Col. Abercrombie, reached this post,
an advertisement of the city, her grcatnew, at having made the march from the Missouri in the
the wares she has for sale. ■ Philadelphia papd short space of thirteen days, and arrived at the
are but seldom seon or quotod. I have remarki lower agency, about twelve miles above us, on the
this myself, and heard it commented on by otlr Minnesota river, most opportunely, as tho Sioux
Philadelphians iu the West. In this pl» weroondera high state of exoitoment in conse*
Weekly Tribunes abound. The Herald, Tim* quenco of one of the chief’s sons (who was concern
and other New York publications, are oftt ed in tho massacre at Spirit Lake) having been
seen. Independent of a few copies of the Sh shot by a detachmont of the Tenth Infantry while
urday Evening Post, I have never heard f on duty at the Yellow Mcdioine, at what is called
any other Philadelphia paper, excepting the the upper agency, some forty miles above the low*
I roceive myself. The need of a first-olaas to . er agency. Tho Sioux were collected there to
cent morning paper was often talkod of win receive their annuities; but owing to tho murders
I lived in Philadelphia, but the means and entr- committed at Spirit Lake tho, superintendent of
prwe weTft not forthcoming to start. I have cofi- '(lndian aflairs had received instructions from
dence in your ability and enterprise, and hoe, Washington not to pay them until thomurderur-3
through the agency of the Pjiess, to see Phla- were given up.
delphii. represented through the country as] he One of them was discovered among the Sissitous,
should >)6■ taken and shot; a few days subsequently, about
Independent of my pride ns a a soldierwas returning from a. spring, with
I bail the establishment of the Press with fiel- a bucket of water, when a relativo of the Indian,
lugs of gratulation. The press of the large met- w bo was shot, stepped up to the soldier, walked
era cities has a wonderful Influence, politically, bjm some distance, and, while conversing in a
throughout tho country. To the influence of the friendly manner, earelessly dropped back a siep
Now York press do I attribute, to a great extent stabbed the man in the back. Major Shor
the heavy vote cast for Mr. Fremont at the man) w jj o arr i ve{ i a f ei7 jayg previously, de-
Presidential election. . _ mauded the Indian’s immediate surrender, which
A weekly Democratic paper, of high standing, ot waa at re f uBe d; but, fortunately for the Major or
the plan I see announced in the Daily Prb9S, oat the j warcely know whioh, Major Patton's
not fail to obtain a large emulation. and ba % mnoh , ho re „ rf of Major s
graat beaaSt to tbo party. Your reputation "‘l con ’ ernotionof(hel)llcotl3i rollnJ
add greatly to the facility of getting such ft cirou , ’ , • ,
lalion. X have a club already atarted hare. Bu «»7 *•» *>°P" »P ‘J*. at
this is not a Nebraska letter. te “P* d <r T f n \ "'1
Kansas-Nebraska Letters.—l bar. Btarte «“*“ “. by f oo ' f ut . fo^ he d.span yof
this letter all wrong. It is not in the Kausas-N, forom-the Major h.s battery, a small dc.
bruska fashion. I ought to hare started off wit of Tenth Infautry, and a company of the
an account of our ‘•flourishing city,” telling «h, Second while the Moux numbered some sir or
a comparatirely small place it noir is, and ho snen thousand, and between two or three thousand
Immense it is destined to bo—how many rai warriors, armed to tho tooth h. would lmro
roads will centre here —the mineral and agricu) them. Taking a more prudent
tural wealth of tho region—that when the Paoifi| oours ®> however, he despatched an exprew
Railroad shall bo finished, that will be tb' c °rrier to Colonel Abercrombie, represent-
London of America, having New York and Phila i a g the critical state of affairs, when the Colonel
delphia for her porta of entering on the East, Nei immediately ordered Captain Sully’a company
Orleans on the South, and San Francisco on til U P in aome or wagons, which in-
Wes t—how land can now be bought within fix duced the Indians to believe it was ft roinfoiccment
miles of our city limits at so many dollars p of three orfour hundred men, and before ho readied
acre, which will bo worth so many thousands p the encampment the prisoner was brought in The
foot, &0. No! not feeling highly imaginative nO’ incidents I have related, together with Yankton
I’ll defer all romance until another letter; butt claims to an equal portion of the annuities, have
must talk of towns—there is but little elso of j caused tho rccout difficulties on this frontier; and
terest here. In Kansas they haveexcitingpolitii unless tho Government take measures to decide,;
which excite tho whole country. before the next payment, who wero the rightful
Partv PoniTica, in Nebraska, create but^lit 1 } owners of the land sold by tho Sissitons, it is more ,
interest as yet; party lines hove not boon draw 1 than probablo tho same scene will he enacted I
[ tho issues are purely local. Quite an exciting ec Again.
| test lately came off for dolegato to Congress. B. Neithor Major Sherman nor the Indians knew ;
Chapman is elected.
There were about six thousand votes polled;
thol&te elootion. In this precinct there wero ft 1
hundred and one.
Tab Crops throughout this section, so fan
gathered} have been largo; the promise for \
corn and potatoes is very flno. I have seen ot
standing sixteon foot high. I know of one field
twenty aorcs which will average ono hundl
bushols to the acre—there being from two to *
ears on ouch stalk. Ono field of wheat of thf
acres, in this neighborhood, yioldod forty buflfc
to the &oro; ono of oats of nine and a half aof,
sixty-nino bushels to tho aoro. Itisthoughy
our farmers that enough has been raised in s
section for home consumption. Up to this falb
havo imported almost everything fromliwad
Missouri; famine prices havo ruled during,o
whole winter and a part of the spring. Carnls
sold at $2 por bushel, butter 60 cents pc' poi,
bacon 2d cents, eggs 60 conts per dozen, potijs
|4 per bushel, and everything else in pr«pori.
The drain on tho Territories has beonasefe
one. I sincerely hope that this fall’s oro? wi)o
sufficient for homo consumption, but am inold
to doubt it.
Our Town had a population of ten thoisanijn
years ago. That sounds as though I had
my intention of romanoiog, but I have nit. an
in sober earnest. In the fall of 1846 tho Works
under Brigham Young settled here} and buike
towncf “Winter Quarters,” inwhioh tie ljet
portion of thorn, to tho number of ten hou d,
remained until the spring of 1848, when thc(e
moved to Utah. Their town was reguferlyid
out, as we can now «©• by the foundation obo
houses, which are the only present ttacwof ijce
"Wintor Quarters once stood. The streets of Flor
ence, iu many instances, occupy precisely the seme
ground as those of the old town. From ono hundred
and fifty to two hundred Mormons reside here now.
So far rs I can see, they are as good citizens ns any
wo have among up. Thi«s is the gieat starting
point for emigrants to Utah. It is the nearest city
on the Missouri for those intending to go to the
north valloy of thu Platte. We have had this
spring five and six hundred camped on the Mor
mon Resorve at one time, making up thoir parties,
and busied in different preparations beforo starting
into tho wildornesa. They give us considerable
business, one of our merchants selling them in one
week to tho amount of §3,000 in cash. The mili
tary rood te New Fort Kan san, though starting
from Omaha, has to pass through the western edge
of our town site. Tho emigrants take this road.
On tho Ist of July, last year, there woto but fivo
houses in Florenco. There are now botwcon throe
s ‘ Extract of a letter from Fort Fidgety , dated
August hj 1857,” and published in The Frets
by authority:
Four companies of the Second Infantry, under
that Col. Abercrombie's command was within ft
hundred miles of tho Minnesota when he mado his
appearance among them, which, it may bo well
imagined, had a wonderful effeot, and the only
thing that brought them to speedy terms. Every
thing is now perfectly quiet. The different bands
have sent out under tho Chief, Little Crow, a large
party iu pursuit of In-ka-puh-du-ti and his accom
plices in the Spirit Lako affair, and seem disposed
to do anything that is required of them.
I must relate a littlo anecdote of Lieut. Spencer,
of Major batten’s company, whioh I think deserves
to lie more generally known.
During the grentestoxoltoinont, when the Indian
was being dolivorod up by some of the well-disposed
chiefs, and was carried oft by his frionds, Lieut.
Bpenoor wasjplnood in command of a small party,
with instructions to proceed to the Siwiton’s camp
and recover the prlaonor. liming advanced within
n short rango of the camp, tho Indians formed in
front of it and levelled their pieoes at him, where
upon his interpreter becanio alarmed and fled, call
ing to tho Lieutouantto do so too, or they would
all bo killed. Nothing daunted, howevor, ho re
called tho fugitive, told him if ho was afraid, to
take his, the Lieutenant’s revolvor, (the only fire
arms about him,) threw the breast of his coot opon,
and deliberately advanced with his men to their
camp, and, after seating himself very composedly
among them, told the chiefs he wanted the prisoner,
wbereupou they pledged themselves to deliver him
•up the next morning, and assigning os a reason for
not doing it then, the great oxcitoment which pre
vailed throughout the campjf. The different bands
having dispersed, Col. Abercrombie withdrew the
troops from the agencies ordered the company of
tho Tenfc Infantry and Major BhermMi'ft battery to
Leavenworth, and Major Patten's company to Fort
Snolling, leaving three at this post, and telegraph
ed the Adjutant-General no additional troops were
noeded; but before it could have rcaohed the head
quarters of the army, General Scott had ordered
four companies of artillery to report to Col. Aber
crombie ; two are now at Fort Snelling.
Since writing the above, Little Crow ba3 come
in, and informs us that ho surprised a party of In
ka-pah-du-ti’s band, killed four,wounded some and
captured two, besides a number of horses, Ac., and
a few household tilings, such as cups, kettles, and
the like, supposed to have been taken after the
massacre at Spirit Lake.
Col. Thomas arrived here a few days since on a
tour of inspection, and left yesterday or the day
before for tho Lake.
[Heported for The Press.]
The church of tho Rev. Mr. Chambers, Broad
street, was crowded on Sunday, 23d inst., it having
been published that he would address the Christian
public on the subject of the injustice, extortion,
and neglect to which the poor sailors are subjected
from those persons who seek aftor them as soon as
they land on our shores. Mr. Chambers stated
that, after conversation with a number of men in
authority, and other jMsrsons, and a close inquiry
nnd examination in regard to this most important
and valuable portion of ourfollow-oitizens, the sea
faring men of ouroity, he had come to the conclusion
that tho majority of tho Christians of Philadelphia
were entirely ignorant of the great evils to which our
mariners wore constantly subjoeted from the
haunts of intomperauce and vice into which they
were frequently taken as soon as thoy arrived.
The speaker stated that within the last few months
ho had ascertained so many facts in relation to
this subject, that be felt the deepest conviction of
its importance to the community in whieh we
dwell, in a moral, roligious, and commercial as
pect. Ho had selected his text from the Io7th
Psalm, v. 22, Ac.-
— t
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanks
giving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do
.business in great waters;
These are tho works of the Lord, and bis won
ders in the deep.
For he . comuiandeth, and raiseth the stormy
wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
Theymountupto the heavens, they go down
again to the depths; their soul is melted because
ot trouble.
He maketh the storm a calm so that the waves
thereof are still.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his good
ness, and for his wonderful works to the children
of men.
The passages of Scripture selected are so beauti
ful and expressive that they must be apparent to
all present The Importance of the sailor to the
commercial, agricultural, aud meohanloal world
is not properly appreciated by the community.
Wo are indebted to his labors for the productions
which minister to our happiness, comfort, and sup
port, from the North and the South, and from the
East and the West. What would tho great me
tropolis of our country /be without the efforts of
the mariner 7 Look at the great dangers he en
counters from tho winds and the waves, in bring
ing to us the blessings we enjoy. Look at wh&t he
suffers from exposure to the most unwholesome
climates. Look at the privation he is subjected
to from separation from his family, his friends, and
his country!
The storm overtakes tho ship, and the sailor is
about in every danger on the deck and aloft in
every peril; he is constantly subjected to all its
moat fearful ravages and fury in all the terrors of
the night. The waves of the ocean roll over him
iu all thoir majosty. They mount up to Heaven;
thoy descend again into the depths of the ocean;
and you behold the majesty of God, the Creator.
The masts of the ship are broken by the storm,
and the sails are stripped in piooes; the deck is
swept by the surge, and the scone iB deplorable in
the extreme. The ship becomes unmanageable;
there is a valuable cargo on board—and tho mis
sionary is there ! The poor sailor in tho midst of
tho storm goes to his prayers! Tho sea is roll
ing—the ship is pitching—the ship is in danger;
God sees the danger; God calms the sea; God lulls
tho winds. The prayers of .wives, mothers, and
children are heard. The storm oeases, and the
ship arrives at her desired haven.
We feel it impossible In this brief sketch to de
*, scribe the eloquence of the speaker. ’
The shipping mention to of our country hire for
some time past boon ongogetl in a noble effort to
benefit tho condition of seamen, and to enable
thorn to esoapo from the grasp of their persecutors,
This effort has been to do away with the custom of
paying advance wages. The tendency of this
benevolent project would be to prevent tho sea
man’s advance wages from being taken from them
by those who ship them. Thoy nro frequently
stripped by some of these persons of all they pos
sess, and takon to vessels in a dtate of intoxication.
There is a olas3 of men who induce men and boys
to desert from Government vessels, where they have
shipped; they koop them secreted for a month at
a time, »nd thou induco them to ship to another
vessel, and they are sont down the river privately.
The moment a vessel enters the river, some of these
men go out in boats to see the seamen, and induce
them to accompany them to their houses.
The conduct of many of these boarding-houso
keepers, and the artifices and oppressions they re
sort to to obtain tho money of the poor sailors, is
highly reprehensible. How few of our ohuroh
members have any knowledge of these evils that
surround so large a number of our oitizens! They
have no conception of the extent of them. These
persons havo uo regard for them orals of the sailor;
they never rest till tho last dollar is token from
him. We thank God that our merchants are dis
posed to do something to aid the poor mariner, who
has nobody to look after him but the oppressor.
But let us hopo he will be taken care of, that there
will be Christian men and women who will endeavor
to convert our sailors to Christianity. The sailors
should be missionaries—they have many oppor
tunities of doing good wherever they go. Let ua,
then, hope they may become sober, moral, an"d re
ligious men
There has been for some years past a Seaman’s
Home in the southern part of the city, in Front
near Lombard street. Seamen are boarded and
lodged at this establishment. No spirituous or in
toxicating liquors are used in the house, which is
under the care of some benevolent persons. There
should be several other houses established in vari
ous parts of the city, and our ohuiches should
have vigilanco committees appointed to visit every
vessel as soon &s she arrives. There 19 &3 much
need of this being done ns there is of haring emi
grant aid societies, all of which would do good,
and provent imposition being practised on
The Rev. Mr. Ramsey, of this oity, once a mis
sionnry in the East Indies, in spooking of his
feelings, when in a foreign land, on the approach
of an American ship, and the expectation of see
ing American seamen, remarked that it was often
a Foureeof dread and anxiety from the intempe
rate habita of many of the sailors Let Christians,
then, look after our seamen, and bring the influ
ence of the Bible to boar on his condition. Let
woetingg be held for their benefit; let them be
visited and encouraged to attend places of worship.
Do not leave the poor sailors to themselves, as has
been done for bo long a period, or they will be
ruined and lost forever in places of dissipa
tion. I entreat you, Christians, to look at this sub
ject. Bring the noble heart of the sailor to
letleot on his condition, and bis duties heie and
hereafter. Is there a sailor here 7 let me say to
him, come and consecrate your heart to God.
Beloved hearers, wo aro not properly aroused to
tho importance of our duties as won and womon
living in a Christian land. Save us, 0 God ! from
the corrupting influence of bad men. Forgive us,
0 Lord! if .we have said aught against any of our
fellow-citizen i that is inconsistent with our duty in
endeavoring to rescue so many of our fallen men
from perdition. And lot us hereafter live as we
have never lived before, to the glory and honor of
The rapidity of the delivery of Mr Chambers
renders it impossible to give but a very imperfect
sketch of his sermon on this occasion, which occu
pied about one hour, nudwaslistoned to with groat
Some years ago wo had an Eastburn, a Ralston,
and a Douglass m this city, who were nlwaj’s doing
good among seamen, both temporarily tindspuitu
ally, but they havo long gone to their icit in
another and a better world.
Latest from the Plains.
Tho correspondent of the St. Louis Republican,
writing from Independence, underd&te of the 21st,
records the arrival of the Santa Fe mails, from
which he gleans tho following Information:
“ Indian depredations are still the order of the
day. Colonel Bonueville’B command have had
enough to do recently, and their snocess has beon
vory unoxpeoted. Colonel Miles and Captain
Ewell attacked the Coyatora Indians, and killed
forty-one, and took forty-five prisoners. The corn
fields of the Indiana were destroyed, and twenty
fivo horses captured; In addition, a Mexican cap
tive was Seven of the troops were
wounded, as also Lieutenants Steen and Davis.
This much for the Gila expedition. If all the
others were as skilfully managed, we should hear
less of the troubles attendant upon these visits of
the Indians to the several neighborhoods and un
protected towns.
“Greater moil facilities for the Interior of the
Territory are asked for, and should undoubtedly
be granted to them.
“ The mining fever is still as high as ever, and
as soon as both the companies are enabled to use
the machinery they are now erecting, you may ex
pect to year of results that will itartfo those of us
resident in the States."
Money Stolen from the MaiU~»ecl*lon of the
m *. ... AUorn *r General.
[From the ttaxhingtoa Union,]
in«lition d ti 5 1 h« e , ,lecU - i 0" of the A «omey General
in relation to the licrmiMion granted hr finny..«»
to the Postmaster General to take intopoSon
of his department any money robbed ImleS
from the mail, and pay it to the rightful owner
whenever satisfactory proof thereof Shalt be mlde
Attorney Gekebal’j? Office, Aug. 20,1857 ‘
iw?r B a h T C k°?v gre 4 B P aa * cd l,
1857, (9 U.,8. Laws, 148.) the Postmaster General
way take into possession of bis department any
money robbed or stolen from the mail, and pay it
to the rightful owner whenever satisfactory proof
thereof sh&U be made. * 1
The mail between Mobile and Montgomery, Ala
bama, and its contents, were stolen on the 21st of
May, 1850. In that mail was one letter from St
John, Powers, & Co., containing $1,119, and another
from an agent ot the Bank of Montgomery, con
taining $8,913. These aie alleged, without con
tradiction,”to have been the only large money let
ters in that mail. There were several others con
taining inconsiderable sums. Some timo after the
theft, suspicion fell upon Welcome Lovelace, a
stage-driverion the route, who was arrested, tried,
and conviote’d. At the time of the arrest there
were found upon his person, and at different places
of concealment pointed out by him, divers packages
°‘notes, amounting in all to $4,694.
u ®, cond itlou in life of the accused party was
smjh that he himself could not be the owner of a
sum so large. He accounted for his possession of
ii™ 7 tounil il Ob tlie road. A por
tion of it ($425) was absolutely identified by the
y? r ®i"? a - wllo 'jod mailed it in the smalier letters
already mentioned. St John end the Bank of
Montgomery were unable to prove the numbers,
the dates or any private or peculiar marks of their
notes, but they did show that the notes produced
by the prisoner corresponded with theirs in their
general description, in their size, and the bank.
From whioh they were issued.
The deputy marshal, who took this money from
the prisoner, has $4,269 of it vet in his hands and
refuses to lot St. John or the Bank ot Montgomery
have it, because, as he alteges, they do not show
that it is the identical money lost by them. They
invoke the exercise of your authority under the
act of Congress to make him disgorge it. You can
do what they ask if they are the rightful owners
of the money, and if it was stolen out of the
The evidence that this is the money of the
claimants, and was stolen out of the mail, though
it bo indirect and presumptive, is so irresistible by
the number, nature and strength of the ciroum
stances, that no human mind can be perverse
enough to doubt it.
stole the contents of a certain
mail In which these claimants had about $5,000 is
a settled fact—settled by his conviction of the
crime, and by evidence aliunde, which shows the
conviction to have been just. That all the other
money in the mail besides that of the claimant’s
did not amount to much beyond $5OO. seems to be
conceded, and it is probable, withoutany concession
about it, slnoe nobody else has set up a claim. You
have it ascertained, then, that a theft was commit
ted, and that the property stolon was $5,000 be
longing to three claimants, and $5OO belonging to
various other persons. Now, what do you expect
to find when the thief is arrested ? Not the whole
of the money, for he had time to dispose of a part.
The amount taken from him corresponds with the
amount lost, bating what he would probably part
with or put ont of niaown reach in the interval.
Add to this the fact that before his crime be was
poor enough to pawn his watch, and who will deny
that the money found upon him was the money he
had stolon. But this is not all. Some of the notes
are proved to be the samo by particular marks, and
ail theothernotescorrespoad with the stolen money
in their general description From the theft alone
thero is an evident presumption that the thief had
the greater portion of the stolen money in his pos
session, or at least knew where it was. The very
officer who now detains it acted on that presump
tion when he compelled him to give it up. But
when you combine this with the still greater pro
bability arising out of the fact that & sum of mo
ney was found on him which does not differ in any
respect, so far as it is recollected, from that of the
claimants, you have a case which admits of no an
swer. He himself made no attempt to answer it,
except by saying that he had found the notes ou
the road. I do not say this could not be true.
Tho thing is possible. but who would believe it ou
the mere word of a detected thief? In short, if
this be not the money of the claimants stolen out
of the mail by Lovelaco on the 2lst May, 1856,
there is an end to all reasoning upon oiroumstan
tial evidence. There is notone chance in & million
that you will do wrong in acting upon that belief.
You have a right to this money as the legally
appointed trustee of the true owners The deputy
marshal holds it either without any pretence of
right, or el9e he keeps it for the use of the felon
who is convicted of stealing it. Your claim is very
meritorious, and his Is very maoh the reverse.
I am, very respectfully, yours, 4c.,
J. S Black.
lion. A. V. Bbowh, Postmaster General.
Marine Disasters
[From the New York Express]
The Italian ship Charles Albert, from Genoa for
New York, wont ashore on Friday morning eight
miles smith of Bainegat. She has a cargo of mur
ble, wine, Ac. There was * pilot os board, but
had not charge of the vessel. She had forty-two
passengers, who came up to the city this morning
overland, and are now at the Castle Garden depot!
Two of the crew and one of the passengers were
drowned. The passengers were brought on shore
by the surf-boats' belonging to the life-boat sta
tions, in charge of the underwriter’s agent, *as
sisted by Mr. George Evans, Sandy Hook pilot
The pilot boat, Thomas 11. Smith, is also ashore
about six miles north of Barnegat, and full of
water. Sho wont on about five o’clock, Friday
morning. All bands saved, and have arrived in
New York.
The pilot boat Christian Bergh, No. IC, reported
Aug. —, lat. 40.15, lon. 72.50. fell in with w reck
of schooner Sarah Ann, of Bridgetown, X. J., on
her beam ends, hor mast-heads and quarter stick
ing out of water; took from her part of one of her
sails, which was made in Philadelphia. She was
in ballast, and apparently had been capsized
during & squall; her boat was gone; supposed the
crew had been taken off by some vessel; she had
beon but a short time in that situation.
The ship Arvum, which was drifted from quaran
tine on tho Borgen Flats, was got off last night.
No damage.
The British schooner Mary J; Susan, of Nassau,
N. P., Captain Knowles, from Elotheura for New
York, on the night of the 27th, during a blow from
the southeast, went ashore on Sandy Hook. She
was got off by steamtug TY. H. Webb, receiving
but little damage.
The ship Roswell Sprague still remains ashore
near Squan. She has on freight about 1,100 ton 3
railroad iron, vulued at $60,000, which is largely
insured in Wall street. She is an A li vessel,
eight hundred tons, built in Bath in 1855, and
owned there by Messrs. Trufant <fc Drummond.
She is insured at the East, to what extent we are
e* yet unable to learn.
The ship Clara Brookman,'ashore near Squan
Inlet, we learn by letter# to J. D. Jones, Esq , Pre
sident of the Atlantic Insurance Company, has
broken in two, with her mainmast and bowsprit
gone, and all hopes of saving her are given up.
Steam-tugs and lighters are being sent down to
save as much of her cargo as possible. She ranked
A U, of 1,424 tons, built at Bath (Me.) in 1353, and
owned then by H. P. Brookman, Esq., ofthatcity.
She is also insured there, and wo understand has
also a smalt insurance on her in this city. She hud
on board an assorted cargo, valued as about
$140,000, some of which will be saved, but in a
damaged condition. There is a very large insu
rance onitinWull street; probably it is neurly
covered by insurance.
Hold Robbery on the Pennsylvania Railroad
[Frost the Lancaster Express ]
On Tuesday morning last one of the boldest rob
beries that have taken place for a long time, was
committed on the Philadelphia and Columbia Rail
road, between Dillervilie and the Little Conestog i
Bridge, about a mile and a half or two milos we»c
of tma city. The night express freight train from
Philadelphia reached this city about twelve o’clock
on the above morning, and at twenty minutes
thereafter left the depot for Columbia, and while
between the two places named several large boxes,
containing silks und other valuable goods, and a
number of small bales of cottongoods. were thrown
from one of the cars, but the loss was not discovered
by the ageut until the cars reached Columbia,
when the door of the car was found open.
The matter was kept quiet until Thursday morn
ing, when Officer Baker arrested a Swiss German,
named John Trumpy, and another German in the
afternoon, named Henry Levan, who are supposed
to bo of the party. It appears that Trumpy, on
Wednesday morning, Bold goods to Jacob Herzog,
in North Queen street, Lancaster, to the amount
of $5OO, which he brought there in a wagon, but
as Mr. Herzog has been dealing with Trumpy f»r
several years past, he supposed all was right.
Some of tho goods bought by Herzog correspond
with those lost, the others cannot be identified.
The boxes were directed to a firm in Kentucky
At a hearing before the Mayor. Trumpy was
committed in default of $l,OOO bail. Levan ob
tained bail in the samo amount.
Execution of Sumner.
James B. Sumner, alias James S. Boynton, a sol
dier in the United States army, was hanged by
Sheriff De Pew, at Taos, on the 17th ult, in obedi
ence to the sentence pronounced upon him by
Judge Brocchus at the late special term of the
court. Sumner was convicted of murder in the
first degree upon a young man named Stuart, a
soldier in the same regiment. He was about
twenty-two years of age. Upon the trial he ex
hibited the most incorrigible hardness of heart
until the sentence of death was being pronounced
npon him, when hb burst into tears. He, however,
soon recovered his rigidity of feeling, and ppoited
with his doom as a child would with a toy ! He
wrote a very affecting letter to his parents in New
Hampshire, confessing his guilt and admitting the
justness of bis sentence. had also a wife and
child in that State, from whom he begged the true
story of his death might forever be concoalod. He
spoko of his approaching death in the most flippant
and unconcerned manner, and exhibited a callous
ness and depravity rarely witnessed in one
young. We understand that the Rev. slr. Stod
dard, chaplain at Fort Union, was unremitting in
his vain endeavors to bring the mind of the dying
man to a proper appreciation of his awful condition,
accompanying him even to tho last moment on the
scaffold.—*San** Fe paper.
Explobatioh of tub Colorado River.—On tho
sth of next month Lieutenant J C. Ivos, under
orders from the Swretary of War, will leave New
York for San Francisco, to moke preparations at
the latter place for an exploring expedition up the
Colorado river. Lieutenant Ives takes with him
a small steamer, to be employed in making hydro
graphic surveys. A party of some forty or fiftv
men will be enlisted in California. This is one of
the moat important movements for some time un
dertaken by the Government. Little or nothing is
known of the Colorado, of its fitness for navigation,
or the country through which it runs, although it
is the second river in size west of the Rocky Moun
tains. Lieutenant Ives will ascend the river as far
M possible in his steamer, and then endeavor to
reaoh the headwaters with horses and pack-mules.
Correspondents for “Ins Fuss” will please bear in
“dad the following rules:
communication most be aeoampiu:*-! by the
name of the writer. In order to Insure correctness to
*he typography but one aide of a sheet the old te
written upon.
We shill be greatly obliged to'gentlecoen In Pennsyl
vania and other States for contributions giving the ear-
MQtnswsof the day la their particular localities, the
resources of the snrronnding country, the increase cf
population, and any information that win be interesting
to the general reader.
General news.
Thomas P. Bullman was drowned in the
canal at Easton, Pa., on ThnraJay night.
Daniel McDaniel, a soldier of the war of
1812, died in, X. Y„ on WedneSar Ut
It is now thought that Stewart,‘Democrat.
Will hare 000 majority for Governor, in Missouri
over Rollins, his competitor. l *
The Buffalo Courier mentions the death of
the Hon. Lewis Eaton, formerly a member of Con.
Frederick Morris, a boiler-maker, committed
suicide at Cincinnati, on Tuesday, by drownimr
imseli, because he was unable to find employment®
urJe^G« U rae1 I!e r*, (Ak -> Mv<XaU *™Sfr
working at his plough. **“ ***->
.. I C i° n i“,°^° l r . e Cassin > who was on the « re
in™, DC. tUrJaj mora;a *« ««Vge-
T . b . e ,?! eeae county (Pa.t Republican aUeeei
that hail fell to the depth of a foot at Yew
port on the 23d, killing ealres,
a . r ‘, n \ S “eCMntwy, a respectable resi
dent of Peach Bottom township, York county Pa
was found dead last Saturday. * % 3
Hon. James Lockhart, the Democratic mem
ber of Congress from the Eyansyflle ditrict, Ind.
is at the point of death by consumption. *
Mrs. A. D. Merryman died suddeniyof a par
alytic attack in Baltimore county, on tho 25th in
J. M. Gibson, an associate editor of the Gal
veston (Texas) Ke ws, was lately drowned while bath
E. J. Cochrane, Esq., editot of the Upecia
tor, has been nominated by the Democrats of Ve
nango county for prothoaotary.
A young man of wealth, named Moore, com
mitted suicide in Webster, Mass.,
cause his girl jilted him.
Granville J. Penn s Esq., orEngland, a great
grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania, was in
Harrisburg on Thursday last.
A grand dedication of the Jockabed. or
Colored Odd Fellows’ Hall, in Reading (Pa.), is
announced to take place on Monday, the 7th of
September next.
Information has been received of the death
of Lieut. lYm. H. Cheever, whodiedatKiodeJa*
newo °n the 13th Jnly last. He was attached to
the U. S. frigate St. Lawrence.
In Owatonna, Minnesota, recently, Eli W.
Simmons and bis wife, while Bitting at an open win
dow, were streok by lightning, and kilfed. An
infant in Jslra. Simmons’s arms escaped unhurt.
A young married man, named Thomas
Eller, was accidentally killed at Columbia, Pa., on
Monday last. He was in the employ of the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company.
The Austin Slate Gazette learns the
farmere of Mexico are sending forward large
quantities of corn for sale in Texas. It is bcozbt
at Saltillo, at fifty cents per bushel.
It has been decided to build anew court
bouse at Gettysburg, Pa., the coat not to exceed
$15,000. including the old eoart house »t»«5 county
An expressman in the employ of Hatch,
Gray, A Co., New Bedford, waj mysteriously
robbed, on Thursday, of sixteen hundred dollars
in gold, while passing along the streets of tbit city
Among the attractions of the St. Louis Ag
ricultural Fair will be trained buffaloes, imported
Arabian horses, and elks trained to go in harness,"
one pair able to go a mile in 2.40.
The “Editorial Fraternity of the Demo*
cratio press of the State of New York” have a
meeting: at the Yorheea House, Syracuse, ou the
I.sth of September, for the interchange of courte
sies and kindly sentiments
The Gettysburg Railroad ia now in actual
process of construction, the work of laying the rails
being in progress, nearly a mile finished, and by
the Ist of October, or soon after, cars are expected
to run from Hanover to New Oxford, Pa.
The Episcopalians of Ohio are making great
exertions to raise $40,000, in order that the Episco
pate of the diocese may be permanently endowed
and the necessity obviated for taxing annual col
lections to pay the salary of the bishop.
Jones, who murdered officer Beebe in Co
lumbia in 1854, when the latter attempted to ar
rest him for some offence committed in Newark,
Ohio, has been discovered in a Wisconsin prison*
where he was confined for robbery.
Two young females of Harrisburg eloped
with some of the men connected with Eldred’s
Circus, on Monday night last, and have not rii*s
been heard from, to the great distress of their
parents, who reside in thatboroogh.
The value of taxable property in Georgia
increased thirty millions of dollars last year*. The
Slate tax has in comtequonea been reduced to eight
cents on one hundred dollart, or about one-twelfth
of one per cent.
A Schoharie, N. Y., paper states, that in
consequence of the scarcity of hands among the
farmers in certain sections of that county, females
are receiving one dollar per day, and rosy cheeks,
we doubt not, for assisting in harvest.
A correspondent of the Boston Traveller
states that the fisheries continue quite ucsuccessfoL
Of the mackerel fleet, several vessels have not yet
returned from their first trip, while those already
arrived have bnt indifferent fare 3, which indicate
that the fish are not very plenty.
The yellow fever in Havana, it is stated, is
much more serious than the letters of our corres
pondents like to allow. Some three hundred of
the officers and crew of the Spanish line-of-battle
ship Isabel Segunda are understood to have fallen
victims to it.
The Delaware State Reporter says that Silas
Hollis and Robert Morris got into & fight at St.
Johnstown station on Friday last, and Morris
proved the best in the fight. After they were
parted. Hollis got a stare and struck Morris over,
the head, killing him almost instantly.
A young man named Charles Allison, about
twenty-five years of age, had his head severed from
his body, last week, near Turner's, Orange county,
N. Y., by a milk train coming east. He had been
suffering from delirium tremens, and committed
A young aiul interesting daughter of John
Earlvwine, Esq., who resides in Virginia, about a
mile from tho Pennsylvania line, committed sui
cide by hanging herself on a young sapling, on
Tuesday evening, the 13th Miss E. was about
uiiieteen years of age.
A provincial paper mentions a rumor that
the object of the Governor-General's visit to Eng
land is to consult on a project of a union of the
British North American provinces under a King,
to be supplied from the present bountiful royal
The Pittsburgh Gazette has information to
the effect that Messrs. King £ Thompeou have com
pleted arrangements with a company of Boston
capitalists by winch tho work on the Pittsburgh
and Steubenville Railroad will be immediately
resumed, with every prospect of a speedy com
A youth of 13 years of age, the son of Mrs.
Panson, of Montreal, was drowned at Brockville,
C. W., on Friday. His mother, with whom he was
on a visit to that place, upon bearing the melan
choly intelligence, fell back almost immediately
and died of a broken heart. He was her only son,
and she—a widow!
The cotton factories at Newmarket, N. H.,
have suspended operations on account of the pres
sure of the times- The Great Falte Advertiser states
that two of the cotton mills at that place have sus
pended operations for two months*. The Souhegau
ManufacturingCo , at Miiford, have stopped one
sixth of their looms.
The spurious wines of Oporto, recently
se'zed by ihe Portuguese Government, were made
of molasses, alcohol, and same coloring substance.
Thousands of pipes of tbi? mixture have hereto
fore been sent .o England, to the Continent, and
eUowbere. The wine lately cot fixated in Paris
was made of water, alum, and elder-berries.
A violent storm occurred near Gallipolis,
Ohio., on the 21ct. Large forest treoswere prostra
ted like reeds, and a number of barns and out
houses wero blown from their places by the sheer
force of the wind. A man driving a nay wa«ron,
named VTm. T. Harrison, was Bimek by lightning
and instantly killed, $3 were four homes at th®
eaine time.
Two more bodies from the ill-fated ateamer
J. N Harris have been found. They had been
washed ashore on Long Island, and a coroner’s
inquest had been held. They were so badly eaten
by tho sharks as to render recognition impassible,
and nothing 19 known farther than that they were
men, who wero undoubtedly drowned by the colli
sion on the Sound.
The Canada iVetrs S3ys nearly two hundred
men have deserted their colors since the 9th regi
ment arrived in Canada These men were enlisted
at a time when active soldiers were needed for ser
vice in the Crimea, "from the refuse blackguards
hanging about city suburbs and poor law unions,"
and who were attracted by the bounty and good
suit of clothes.”
Joseph Hayes, an old fanner in Lawrence
barg, Indiana, sold 30,000 bushels of com last
week for SO canta pet bushel, and five centi ad
ditional/or hauling it to the point of delivery in
that place- It was almost wholly the crop of isse,
though admail patt of it was left over from tho
previous year’s crop. It produced the snug sum
of $25,000, and was raised on the famous Miami
Bottoms, between Lawreceebarg and Elizabeth
town, that for half a century have turned out
enormous crops, without any apparent abatement
of fertility.
Some two or three weeks since horses and
mules were stolen from Gen Frazer, Mr. Proving
Dr. Warner, John Prigg, and others of Memphis,
(Tcnu.) and vicinity. On Monday week tiro young
men were taken up in Memphis on a charge of lar
ceny. One of the young men arrested confessed
his complicity in the horse-stealing, and betrayed
tho existence of an organ zed band of horse
thieves, and that its operations extended through
North Mississippi and West Tennessee. He stated
that this band had taken some two hundred horses
and mules from Memphis and vicinity within tho
last two years.
The Bardstowu (Ky.) Gazette states that
Mrs. Mary Sehadar was murdered a few day* since
by some unknown person or persons, in Laruo
county, between HodgenviUe and Raywick. The
deceased and her child were temporarily residing
at the house of a widow woman named Murphey ;
tho widow had made a visit to a neighbor, aad on
her jetarn found the young woman lying dead
on the floor, her head horribly g&shea, and
the child crawling about in its mother’s blood.
There is much excitement in the neighborhood,
and every effort is being made to discover the