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liikilt;pikiti,4 44 i*rppte supiutsvicktlxtukt, hiv,trans
plea tauftii...kfltait3ci stated Macs
the dipartari of the loot efioraor fir California.
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BlT.qug,!v°PPFli , iud
I*.opedi reillpformallinc,ii!
t'&or:sl •' " -
•Itrtaerfame.-:--Legislinfve lieporting; Sound
Sense s littMY, Speken ; I :lnteresting Letter
ftomPalifOrniat , The Mormon Question; Ad.
; Mormon' auk poylan
AXithade rdeneral Mews; Shocking Murders
Marylend, &a.
'TUE Laiii EWS * •
ArfArift :Of, all the news from Kansas, by
niail , mnetelegraph, shows conclusiiely that
:ProllaYttryi CoristitntirMal Con
veediest;lika,otherlodiew• of whom we haye
resdi is another formidable ,lostance of the
6 4* the ' gwis ,wish toidestreY
they,first snake mad." Some of the Proposl.
tiOtlf i:psented to that Crinventien—whiell,
ttOnerfiherecl, initi'eseirts a mere fragment of
the voters of,the Territory—would disgrace, a
deiriotisin, others are'merely I ridlculOns, while
* k eyhole dais *elm to ns, at this distance, ,
as if the parties engaged in it had entered into
a conteterfs' Mortgage the new State to their
oYitialleiduld interests for a century *come.
There:ls,b consistent disregard of the peo
ple,' iniodfested, a cool resort to trickeand an
Widmingestneas,, which, altogether make
upa riatiremPon representative belles snob as
rri hilt ;Art: before had the taxirY to enjoy.
TheNidlig riphit in this Constitutional Con-
Teuton iMents to•ben person called General
Calicoes," who, we, regret to sa'y, was S ap
po*,00 : free - 'State, of by
POrturs,,• as Surveyor-General of
anC t leilbresica, , and rho in all his ac
tliyik *igri*s e'desire, to imitate rother the
Olnitaryyr oT a member ,of the ;French Senate
4l iteri t4 ;:C an 't :I,)lWittd : designs„ L0„,9
Itieoleter,Zthan, l the representative of an
houalt,,,Arderican constituency. We give in
atiothert ; colnne some of the ^doings of this
havootily ,tri say,' that if
Constitution fabricated by this, body, •is
-Matto Corigiess, we trig that short work will,
biiinade,rif it.' It deserves nothing but con
tempt. If it has a single merit; it is its con-
Albany' with the fiend' and wrong whfcb it is
bEte t.t ndiallto.iforpetriate,' Mid 'Troniwhich. in
goat iswirft bos grown. The,idea of a set of
men chosen , as` "delegates to this Couvention„
attainpang to' r bind, posterity to *air work,
and' daring• to nullify In advance the will of
themkjority, is so rtiOnstrons that we wonder,
outrage not excite' the 4hole people to
„The irsuriation becomes the more
wasainrwhen /we reflect that these very men
wire' tryinito fix 'upon the Territory the
ru c 4; minority " Ire = 7 " i c li11118 I n , de
ne'uneing theffloPelia constitution,• which set
oat with asserting, a s ilar ?rind)) an was
reMdtded. genie Ohd the country.
lan st,vorig of doings • like these) we feel
that it is idle to 'mince phrtives, and we sincere
ly lopelhat if the , Constitution Of Kansas 'is
ahffildrig late the instrument ifpromises to,be,'
frelif,4e ;intelligence ,we lay, before our read
ensithis mu Orning,. it when presented to
the Congress of the 'United . States, he thrown
*Vile* bran Cheri by 'a Unanimous :yote.
,Ag:s:fale, we trust,, that; the Senators and
Ilevesentatives from Pennsylvania will boldly
stied oiled 'pnethele feet upon it, and spurn
14 -r W it At9aeVr•fe ,t t 1 ?e fPurPed•
- , •
Itorfilymacsa.- A.lO MisSOt!Ri.
4.lkitd c itii : 61ariiiee in fe‘ter of. the
'MOP. 91.Y9- 1 1K;WAINER , •and Ssieretary .
?-4, I IPA•Ja their • actionAotwa-Abe,'Keieilaa:,
IlAkittf* -11 Witei,ifsj...*# .o , 4 4l l l#so4
E rgiiiiiiiiiihtVfmrOC ide3. liaaittation
n,,.. 2... ,..-. 4 M 4 Y-17t11 /11 ; 1 40 ,c _Rft: „OA, o . B ollkeOlit , for
sfloP".. : •
M 4415 the
cats et , thett3t, Leati*Olifek,' ithisdren'gest
seittf'jidiOl . 4ol 'paper Aispeari,'arkd read the
wi, 1 )01 •e9 , 1),1 Sp* that paper of
Atet..illtlilfcti",bbr I
. ,
sire JEr2sottori Iturnuns.4-
,WconiftfoshaV tolloiwajrblit , the Rterandua,
re,llt.ciorentorNalker has transcended his of.
2 flisotions In.'rejointing 1 - the returns from the
P.r 4 PriablPtOlate SOO denbt, but, that there
wan iiiiiiittunous, effort at a stoinnudous fraud we
.11Would,howerer, wo think, be
all the,
jtideatOit now , without all the,
stirlseSaserhefote'..ti.,' , :Thii provisions
_of„ the law
ten &eta, iti eitionitrien; Very Clearly invest them
wfthithe settfintity - : which , therlaine exercised in i
;Gate_ rol,votes. - '-- But on:the:ground
' 44 sutrolutOciltera` invalid, 'because informal,
theyiedoilbietsabled to sjoutify their oonddet in FS
WAttiii 11140416 doulottbey' will in 'a moral
are hone -
_this' otitis [gni
-Ittarclikth la, entitled ,to prahroifor its fair:
atospolosectiotiopinion.generaliTheld at the'
liotafi-es 'rupees Gov. Walker's conduct, in the
liatier of the rejected election returns. Upon' he
Ss." .oo owitot ant a ill e asfraud on'thiniket,
we haunts. War committed, there cannot be any:
direrinsee ofiintin. Whittier else may he as,
*SAW agidn“ ) Optimist Watkir, "titat.laist is'
elearlirwith ,'That ki.-axidSeoretaTy
tetailibt hare ihnt Their Oyer( telt, *MIA er9o4oi l I
tlieWvtileatainblioidnits fag; joldusible tea;
tiles; ender' OS;
efistememones OtthatTiairitOry--with.tbi'deolara
tioscsotals organierat, - :anditter,sOniallwOrisioi
- fa =it - wklittinorber contained altering the', gor.
moriaioi or 13.04117.60 robWeifolook'lMltind the
thelefireset lot titae•"Otinis, - ,*biotrw9re raisi4
Opets-='-it lemilit(tniviitto
undenialle, ;Goal' they can defitid!themßeiVes
imy'a`erriejderablii errer,twhiln
in'itisirpoviii,toiciaiitairt that they,
bets , eerried;oiat the organic,' law in its true sioirtt:,
Thti„eppontite'noarso - would,' halides; Uri - been
fisegbt, ititbilatertirthe peace of the Territory.
The einnedstion and 'allowantiflif the .flagitious ;
wrioarerhink--was - attempted. would' have "Osati.
periled' vilniiiitituo already to keen. We. doubt
*bother Of twitter would fain beim,inended bq
the'adolodoil of. the, tinggestienthetthe 'returns
solteel&ohiviiLlieen' before the Territorial Ai.
amably. ivitlithenintastle,lhe Governer twang:
thoVesoprietrof. reCognisinithein. :' • ,
*Wenn* Walker bed unposed open a doll:,
But - we think that 100, his. no:.
vinfidlitmeat of ft 'with * 'dtAct.esil iif;pruel4iNi):
auttAidgminteritiorhhohiso mimosa, fault' shbuld
Ise Uto gout* his been coMmended by the
Ihtiabirsittinarty withont disitent, 'save Sartain'
carters et the South. President Baohanan may
dtptiotial tovjadge him withani,nrojudieo And
,weiinet * lititlope - tbst"tb6 bettor sense of tho
warefleiven-stivery. men in .Ifinsab trill vs . :manila
*mil° that judgmentievan though it Should tlis
chant* • , ,' •
#10004.0t, lODELL-,Gov.
phoie - Baret tillastsdatinj • •
to thtr, iiirrettatei
theiitsmtotlrblob' sieWeeintly'pablialied, :that
Senativeiltidelt,Of Tiottisiatia,',Wmild' tote ambit,
sentstatatiteliortJ. , Walkiir'e risinitnatlon, .11$1
logitTreiddintßutibatian.t4liti• taut' ibathe,hall'
oeittilliiltbdrotte Of Ida Statolor.hiti at MOW
seittetultitratt-to railit:warf ? bar
AteteiAtidetitittliCierapprolinad that ,ho
wee before - I perfiiiming an' itist swhioli. would'
It , rehak ; the • , ..eddiniatration. '
g 7",. M
_KT nierited.. But the , following para 4
setter written at
• Washington 'city
it)? „ciptV Olaihoine, - and, published In tho
. Infp4heencer.4eemq oOntinn, the re.
Eettallaited to. :;;Unless .11011, of .Tennessee; and
Iteuqn 2 Teites; who bare morn than ones, he
ride to austain Walker,
tilt. et eas.sretthatthe South is • the United
Stilton:9o4e stand united. There is no eon
tierty 'eipedtenoy wbloh will pro
tootlfi*,,anilfOnia execration , the :Southern
Ileardeitlio, Tete to retain him in • office. _,9l.ys
. 1
,00bveigititi*..with .iaostmaster:Genoral,
Closa*s Browa;:kilr,Adania, surveyor of the port
of "AO•l , P 1 14 2 . 11, ant taßuilf, Senator Slidell
ipojcpb.o4.grounds agelent 00r. , 11,i. f, Walker's
Leas r
aiiii"" &nets other th i ng s ; le said ho bad
ag the latter pert of suunner,:es many
at sivaiilitindred intelligent gentlemen, in the
fkittWan4 from the• South express their opinions
=‘,041,40 ,00.,%W,alker's ,message and _lipoeches
. 0 1
- 04 4 1) totwo Of oOndoninniion."
--311 r, Stianit's eourse as to Guy. WALitnit
4liattit' 6 f.Vhiell _haviYitothiht, say:
Ho11.111:40. 1 0 1 0.0 "de his duty.• es he under
taker&the habit of - doing - It.'
I . ijO,Ople does 01o9k — openty
to acifoNtann; . ..we,do. pot know. , the , meaning
Ot thfitititV:rlUnigthr'of I.he
4t4y. Southern,
4 04 1 4 - 0,00:0 1VJA3 .
*lt crusade
,6:Nyaitilp etc
tfo..Ans‘u with the proud
oftbn fidw. id thO
" .,
1121 1 t1Stkpotottirdr rakroraluty, at - int:wee.
altww*ro;fo Oti,P
..if r At*Vetygitenyi, Cote.lormizcza,'
, t ' ll !FMo f ° l b, :i YOkil d 4444114010fie
rigtrAt. .40444144.14€0.64-.:
I Tho Venetians, when their Republic waS in
ifs glory, in pride Of place thOowers
Of the earth, were extrcinalVattlous'efteyery
generalissimo whom the exigenclie of Warren;
compelled them to appo i nt.: 'i',#e prinellAß :
they invariably carried bk-7-P., ,OL to Pia, e4 . .:.C‘.
Venetian at the beadirtiMrearniyi'andalAYs •
to clog his independent action by sending with
Ihim, as almost absolute representatives of the
oenate, two °dicers, called Proveditori, without i
wtiOsi 0 013610Bi'(Caraillal BEMBO declares) the
General WAS m‘iillOwed,te gtOn.with any en
terprise-Of importance. The civilian, exercising
i t anhion4Vereillie'soldier; frequently undid,
fry a single over-prudent - cortirnand, much of
i‘liat the military bad" achieved by their valor.
; .T.Ord,Nittrtio, :Viceroy Ot I ndl a ) ; evidently
bits , xeador beard of this Venellin' practice,
i .k heiiladlful'Onellfr. G. P. GRANT, member
bt the:Supreinet:Council of Calcutta, upon
that'gallant ofilc . er, General NEILL. • The mas
, seer!) at `,Cliwnpnre, .eaused . by, the , savage
cruelty and 'deliberate 'treachery of NENA
Aitzn, stands out in sharp roller as a thousand
dines more dark and deadlythan the tradition.
Itryl horrors of the Black Hole of Calcutta in
1705, inflicted , by order cif SCltekitli DOWLAH,
and amply avenged by OLIVE, in the battle of
Plassey, from whichAittes the! &leaf Com.'
nieneeMent,'o'r 'British" sevoreiguty in India.
But CuvEyas not troubled with any civilian
placed 2 oVer him- , s, sort of Viceroy over 'the
BeKing. had full powers, he used Bun, and
ho , won , the province of Bengal by their ex-:
' "• ' , •
' General NEILL consideFed himself fortunate,
nddo l ubt In capturing one btindrA and fifty
of the assassins of Oawnpore. le would have
been Justified lu , ShOoting down every ono of
ieser4d, their doom for maturer
and cooler .deliberation. Up comes Mr.
GRANT, of the Supremo Connell,, who imme
diately orders these one hundred, and fifty.
Murderers to be liberated 1 _Sinbad, the
sallor a *he WO peitiltied With such an infliction
its ihe,Old Man 'of the Sea, perpetually stead
,on his shinilders, was a' type of Genteel
knit: With. a 'GRANS! placed over him, to undo,
by false philanthropy, what his own arms had
achieved. ' Lord CASO111?0, as YlgOrOy, issues
Proclamations, in which the humanity of the
British Generals is reflected on, and sends such
eivillawi as GRANT to hamper them lb their
tittiMit.`,. It Is , the. Venetian policy all over—
that policy which led 'to the, formation of the
imague 4.0 f Gambrel , ' in '1609, and 'gave the
proud Republic its, first deadly blow.
Youth 'ls imitative. The child imitates his
father in 'Manythings. The younger boy iini
tateSxbat he sees his older brother do. One
member' Of a - family attaches himself to au
engine. company, another may join a volun
teer corps, and immediately one jailor raft•
thiri . Will tis blinielf up afi a miniature fireman,
Pinning with an imaginary engine; while
another, shouldering a toy musket, or wielding
tiOPOckrd, 'Mows his taste, iu .advance, for
the ..ffpornp,- pride, and cireinnstance" of
loricins' war. ' A lawyer's son ,will often an.
ticipaie - his own future course, by pleading
awing' his Schoolmates, for or against iniagi
harYoulpriM,and a, clergyman's youthful hope
Will often - arrange a chair and cushion in the
parlor; er the play-roen, and endeavor to he
press an audience of such, juveniles as himself,
while sermon, in imitation of what he has so
often heard his father preach.
' Lkerature in' this, country, which spreads
itself into the various 'channels of social lite
throughtieavapapera and magazines, naturally
is attractive to - young people—particularly to
thosowho are receiving instructibn in public
or ;private schools. For them, however,
though every, boy among ne fa morel or less Or
a politiciiri front the, tithe that ho can read and
understand the:Declaration of Independence;
the politicttt joinnal bas' loss attraction thrin
the literary. We,. find ,an exemplification Of
ibis a 'monthly periodical called The
School -.Thereat, - wholly conducted by young
gentlemen.who,aremtill receiving . their educa
tion, or. have, only recently' quitted 'school.
its main 'object, 'is to advocate ,the interests
Of schoels and schoolboys,.lo communicate
information and ' instruction :' epee literiry
'and other aubjeats of interest, to en..
... .
1 ourage the dawning , intellect of -piing
1 - is .'..' ; ': C6.' "A l Pri i A 1*A444 f9r. httor,-cointriti
Lilition -or dliOught. :The /red Witt -Ise,,
in'iroot lessr,fto , traiiithet yottsig l ifillMrp In
filAbitir i),fligritrir,ceiniordiari. . We . cheer-,
f l n/ti;, rind with pride, take our young contem
porary by the. hand. - We acknowledge it as
one Of the'cratt,'. We heartily, commend it to
the notice, not only of those to whom it is
More particularly addressed,' but" tri,teachers,
heada„'of : fainillea, professional men, and
1, . ,
• Twc", 'Ambers of the , High School Journal
have come under our notice. The number
for October wits disfigured, we . thought, by
the"frequent introduction of slip slop express
lone, and nitre. familiar phrases—a style of
writing; infant, which is ir very hard reading."
'The youthful editors, we are aware, might
plead, in extenuation, that other editors—
"lmo of them, accomplished scholars, who
woad aliudder at the' idea of introducing such
modes of 'expression into their ordinary eon-
Veritation—had condescended to a similar bad
system of slip-slop. We' trek leave, hi notic
ing the Jeered, to point, out this, blot upon
Its goodness. We find, in the November num.
ber, that this careless and unspitable mode' of
writing has been discontinued. With the . ex
ception of rather too much editorial commen
dation—which certainly, should emanate from
othera, rather than from' the Aurital Itself—it
efirtherir'ciimparison, in proper language and
intellectual strength, with mad more ambi.
tioua publications. .
'Fiction; unless very, , good, should not oc.
Cupp_ any great space in this publication, and
oa fo,r poetry, a strict and even rigid judgment
should be brought to bear upon every piece
'sahraitted to editorial view. • Biography,. titu
lary 'critiiism, std„yriill , :sessoned comments
,that great Constitution which so binds
'our Union, should Point tho staple Of this pub
lication': But; even as it is, it is an excellent
publication-most creditable to our High
School, (frona'which as, many good mathetna
eveo. now are doing good service as
`superior. Officers of the coast survey,) and
lisp - 1414 such Marked and varied ability that
we Fan scarcely. be wrong in anticipating a
blilliant and st,useful' future for many of its
904 1 u1 Writers.
There are Illustrious precedents to warrant
snake, hope. In priblications such as these—
In The -Etonian, The Microcosm, The Harrovian
'---such men as CANNING, MACAULAY, rItA.ED,
and 141,1YEE, while yet youths at school and
College, comruericed as writers. The world
knows how wail they succeed° . We Slave
good hopes. of our own- juvenile friends, and
wish therntril the - success which theunion of
ability, perseievance,'thet, and decided Ma
rjory taste is certain •to Command.
optriospondiuCe of "nie'loiel;;!,J,
, •
„,, , SiILL - WATER.I3IIOBOa, Nov. 8, 1857
I• am ;often` gritilled with a perusal of TtIZ
Papas, as it 'comes as a remeMbranae from old
'Philadelphia, and brings many sit interesting
article of news from the. Eastern world, and my
old home :in ' , particular. , All who read it express
themselves'minth Pleased with the interest it takes
in the welfare of ouvrow but giant State, and I
expect, before long, to see its circulation bore
rivaling that of the great abolition Tribune.
The official returns not, having yet been ronoived
froth the canvassers of the'oleotion, it is impossible
to determine, with accuracy; in regard to who is
to belrst Governor of the litato of Minnesota. It
'has, however, been generally conceded that we
'are to have ; a Demearatic Legislature and other
State officers.
The Ilrat snow of the Fortson la upon 'ne, and wa
may oipoot by the trot December a close of navt
Ourineethants have been contracting their Mud•
nese this fall, , preferrini to face old "hard times"
with feweillabilities than usual. So far, we have
had ii:oelnspand o io In this place, whiob,when we con
eider the amount of trade conducted here annually,
in a population exceeding four thousand, we think,
We havii great, reason' to congratulate Ourselves,
oven irthere,ia a great scarcity of the "medium."
Our . 'OT9O, ? 16 *rrei;IMYP pioved good,, notwitb•
-Standing the '!'hue
.and* cry" raised about the
g c roilioppeiir, and'We anticipate no suffering from
actual, grant throughput the Territory, but, rather,
everything progresses with fair °promises. We
think we can see "daylight" in the East, and that
stormy,night Is nearly passed. •
~ Pease send me your paper, us I have to read a
neighbor f s Yours,,to: - QUIS Quis.
7 Ititit'EsiiiE 13.ettt. , Z-Fritelda Ws' Sale of res.
'eitttto, thisevonirtg: -, l Feipilitlootsprai properties
IfYi o foi.qr:g l 4, o o4 ll li • - 99 , 441.; Beg advor*
' • ,
The annexed article id taken from the Detroit
Free Press, the leadinOemocrirtiO paper of
60 , 410,N0R•WALiatc.—We anticipate . no
otheriieSult than:that the President will fully
approve the action of Governor Walker, con
einnitigl the fraudulent election, Meths. It'
Athethis room Tor the least doubt as to the law
in the matter, it is upon the slightest techni
cal point; and surely, in the fade 'of so bold
and flagitious attempts at fraud as those thrust
I upon Governor Walker, It was scarcely a time
to look very closely at the mere technicalities
of the law applicable to them.
His mission, it out to be recollected in all
quarters, official and non.oificial, was not un
dertaken as an ordinary one. fie went out not
asp ere Governor of a Territory—for he
would disdain such an office—but more in the
character of an envoy, with the most exten
sive powers under the law,, charged with a du
ty that could not safely be trusted, and Which
the President dare not trust, to any but first.
class statesmanship—the duty of palliating
Kansas, rent with civil war, and conducting
her, into the Union in strict conformity with the
provisions of her organic law. With this fact
in view, how absurd the impression, by whom
soever entertained, that he ought to have sunk
the very powers only by the exercise of which
he could fulfil his great duty, and lent himself
as a mere instrument in the bands of the pet
petrators .of the most disgraceful election
frauds that ever disgraced any Stato or Terri
tory, designedfo defeat the popular will, and
which, had ; they been successful, would lave
defeated the popular will and rendered nuga
tory that clause of the, Kansas law which in
sures to the people of the Territory the right
of determining the character of their own
We trust no member of the Administration
has entertained such an impression. Certain,
we, aro that the President has not entertained
it. Thrisjar the Administration has dealt
justly with the Kansas question, by which it
has been drawing around It a Democratic
party in the'North of tremendous power. Let
it continue to deal justly with the Kansas
question if it , would so far strengthen this
patty that Welton wield the political power of
;the North as well as of the Union. Let it
'stand , by the Governor of Kansas, who , has
so nobly stood, by right and, justice and truth.
'Let it stand by him who solemnly promised the
people of Kansas that they should have a fair
election, and who has redeemed that promise.
[Correspondence et The Preis.)
PFAU, 111., Nov. 10, 1857.
,Notwithstanding there is such a 'gloomy
prosPect.before the Poor of Philadelphia and
Now York during the present winter, in re
gard to obtaiking food and labor, theta is a
'superibUndnee of the former in this mighty
and flourishing State of the ;West. It seems
'very singular that so Many hundreds of me
chanics and others, thrown'otitof employment
by the financial crisis, still persist in remain
ing in,the largo 'citiea, to starve or be sup
ported' through the 'philanthropy of benevo
ledt individuals or charitable institutions,
.when a field is Open for them here, where
Ceres has profusely lavished,her golden bless
ings and stands with wide-extended arms to
receive them. Let' them make their way to
this country before a rigorous winter sets in.
If they Are dispoSed to work employment or
some hind can be obtained. Better work hate
for their board than starve and pine in went
in the purlieus of a large city, where crime
and misery will go hand in hand.
Provisleffs here are exceedingly 'cheap.
Wkeat in this 'city only commands from fifty
to, fifty-flue cents per bushel. Potatoes, the
finest that ever grow in any country, can be
obtained at prices varying from eighteen to
twenty-fivv 'cents per bushel. Of these two,
imptirtant articles there has been a very luxu
riant yield, and they are almost a drug in the
Market. Soon navigation will close, and the
millions of buihels of wheat in time hands of
farmers and speculators will be locked up here
for the want of consumers,
whilst thousands
in your city are starving for bread.
I learn that a great many females have been'
thrown out of employment, and aro reduced to
destitution and want, with wretchedness and
misery staring them fiercely in the face, and
gloating over their coining helplessness. There
is no necessity for this; there is mut' in tide
State alone for all of them. Servant girls in pri
vate fainilies are receiving from $1.50 to $2 per
week, and are obtained with the utmost diffi
ctilty,at these prices. Hundreds more could
fled constant employment. The only change
Weald be a reduction in the price of wages to,
probably,' $1.25 per Week. Better take this
in the West -and have plenty to eat,, than
starve in the East with nothing to do.
It is thought here, by all well-informed per
sons, 'that their suffering brethren should en,'
'lever to make their way here with as little
delay as possible—before'the imperial winter-
Ong commences his dreary reign, and covers
the rolling prairies with his fleecy mantle.
Let them come to this mighty field now
Opened for enterprise and talent, and see the
+girdle that, On
'b e gained by Industry, and
'l,4t them bpi Mien to the fepetee,
tt 1 3.4 OhlAtait Of, OW WO, ntal s ntitlOs tit* 'lvey, to
he gtoiiteg, ill() mighty, the ))6filialees Weet,
tiust, hi dayse of time, 'they will re
joice that they came, and that they will not
heave a sigh when they think of old Philadel
phia, and the glorious land of Penn.
CITY 'POLICE, NdVfignEn 17.
(For The Press.]
13awArtz or nom 800r5..-41 boot and shoe-
Maker, Who keeps shop in south Tenth street,
charged Nicholas T. Smith with the larceny of a
pair of fashionable boots, valued at six dollars' and
fifty cents.' The oordwainer was at supper in a
back room when the accused entered the shop,
tried'on the boots " all alone by himself," and,
supposing the articles 'to be a good fit, he walked
.off withipem, without putting the proprietor of
the shop to any trouble or calling him away from '
his evening repast. Ho bad scarcely elosed the
door after him when the bootmaker entered the
shop, discovered his loss, and started in pursuit of
the thief. The rain was falling very fast at the
time, few persona were abroad in that quiet part of
the city, and the parties concerned in the chase had
the. street almost entirely to themselves. nut
when the beetmaker raised the cry of "stop
thief!" two policemen, who had been refreshing
themselves at a neighboring hotel, Caine out and
joined in the pursuit.
The 'race, however, proved to he literally " a
very lame affair," for all concerned in it wore, in
4itrerout ways, unfitted for running. The thief
himself, In his haste, bad put on a pair of hoots
so excessively tight, that ho ran, or rather tottered
along, like a Chinese lady. The boottnaker had
on, when he' started, a leathern apron, which
slipped out of place and was soon hanging about
his legs, offering a serious obstaele to his progress.
Ono of the policemen was exceedingly fat and
puffy, and the other was afflicted with the asthma
and rheumatism; the first could scarcely waddle
along with his own bacon; the second limped,
panted, and swore as many oaths as there were
bricks in the pavement. The thief could hare
left the whole posse far behind, liad it not boon for
the tight-fitting boots, which operated like a pair
of fetters. lie made the daring attempt to unease
one log, while he bopped along on the other, but
stumbled and fell before he could accomplish his
purpose. This accident enabled his pursuers to
overtake and secure him.
When the boot thief wee paraded before the
pollee magistrate in the morning, he proved to bo
a sadate•looking personage, of middle ago, with
his elothesoonsidorably torn and dishrranged, and
his foot unoovored, tho atolon boots having boon
taken charge of by ono of the officers.
Masistrate.—"What have you to say in your
defonoo, Nicholas Smith ?"
Nidaulas.—" 'roll, air,—tho shop was dark, and
I' made a mistake by taking boots that wore to
small for me."
Magistrate.—" Your greatest mistake was in
taking any. without the owner's permission."
Nicholas.—" Alt, yes, sir; that was not exactly
right; but if tho boots had boon a good fit all
would baye turned out wall enough."
Magi.ltrats.—"l must commit you."
Nicholas.—(Addressing the audionool—Young
men, take warning by my fate. Cramping up my
foot has boon the oauso of all my misfortunes.
Never pinch your understandings, boys; the last
word I've got to any to you is—beware of tight
A PENNSYLVANIAN Dou. The Liverpool
Mercury, (England,) of November 4, has the
following dreadfully important paragraph :
somewhat singular presentation was made to
her ItWesty, at Windsor Castle, on Wednes
day last. I . r. E. Butler, of New York, had
the honor of introducing his remarkably fine
American dog, Prince., to her Majesty and the
Court, in the quadrangle/ This dog was born
in Pennsylvania, and resembles in color some
what the coach-dog of other days. He is re
markably docile, yet possesses unusual couragd
and otrength.h
Lake Disasters—Two Vessels Lost
,with. their
From the Chicago Daily Times.)
Capt. Matthews, of the schooner Traveller, re-
ports, that. on Sunday last, while ebdut forty
tulles from thin port, and twenty miles off chore,
the wind blowing almost a hurricane, he sew a
largo white fore-and-aft sohooner founder end
sinkAt the time be wasonly about nmile and a
half distant from the spot where she wont down,
but unable to render any matiatanco. , lle aid not
see any of thO crew after also went down. She was
bound up.
Some fears aro entertained that the vessel was
the schooner Josephine, which has been looked for
for several days.
Intelligeuce has also nulled this city of the cap
sizing of the schooner Welland, between St. Joseph
and this point. ' She left St. 'Joseph on the
inst., with a load of wood, end nothing was hoard
of her until Friday following, when she was found i
bottom up. There stt faint hope that tho crow,
composed of Capt. McDonald and seven soon, have.
been picked up; but the probability is that they
have found a watery grave. She is supposed to
have capsized In the gale of the fith inst. The
Welland was an old vessel, owned by the aaptain
and Mr. Dalton, of this pity. She was worth.about
THE LAT.csx,,,piEwsl
BY (T O Pf•
ritom AllitneiTON.
Shawnee Lands tolfx.; M
nots thrown Into rlhr-1
ket-Unpinitt Phps'o, hitop Rosa Sum)? . 0 "
pleted, Ihr. l &c.
(SPECIAL .1)18p CII ►OR 14# ralts.6.l
WASHINGTON, November 17.—8 y treaty between'
the United States and the Shawnee Indiana, ex.
tonslve tracts of lands in Kansas and Nebraska!
have boon withhold from sale and preemption for
more than a year, to elleri tkes, jecilane time
wake their seleotions.
These selections have bps% ntadetstsa to-day
the Cotnraissionor of the General Land Office ha
issued orders to the Surveyor Qeneral'dt Kanet
and Nebraska for the approval of surveys of towts
ships situated west of the line, thirty miles west of
the western boundary of Missouri, which will at
ones throw open for purchase and pre-impgon one I
million and a half of acres of the ohoicest of the
public lands:
The Interior Department have resolved advises
from Captain Joust ifing, superintendent of
western division of the South' Pass and Honey
Lake wagon road, dated October 18th, from Pla
cerville, California, than the party had reached
City hocks, the eastern terminus of their lino, en
the Bth of September, and had then returned to
The survey had been conducted much more
rapidly than it was expected it would, and had
been successfully terminated. On the return„an
exploration had been made of a route from the
bond of the Humboldt river, Lasson's Meadow. via
Truobee Canon and Eagle Falls.
The Shoshone° Indians had been somewhat
troublesome ou the Humboldt the past season, and
bad committed many messes. Capt. Pot , a's'en=
gineering party had been attacked by the& on the
24th of August. None of the party were 10, red,
but they lost one horse killed and throe Wounded,
A treaty had been made with those Indians, which,
it was hoped would prove beneficial.
A hall report Is soon expected From the special .
Indian agent in Washington and Oregon, in refer=
anon to the Indian tribos in these Territorlos.
The Indians were generally peneenbly dierg:Txl4,
the whites,
Roturns of the publio surreys in Minnesota
have reached the General Land Moo, situated in
townships 17 to 20 N, of range 37, and 3 W, of the,
sth principal meridian, equal to 500 miles :of
lineal surveying, and embracing an area of In,.
000 acres, and numerous small, nameless lakes.
Also,returns of the survey of private land claims
n California, to wit:
Rancho "Arroyo do la Alameda."
Do "San Bernardino."
Do "Canada do Capay."
Official Despatches relative to Utah Affairs...
MariMl Law Declared hy Brigham Young..
WASIIINCITON, November 17.—The War Depart,
moot to-day received highly interesting of
despatches including a proclamation by Brigham
Young declaring martial law. Ile claims a right
to do so in virtue of his authority as Governor of
the Territory and Superintendent of Indian
Affairs, not having been suspended from enrols- ,
ing bin functions, and in virtue of his power under'
the Territorial Organic, act. flu expressly forbids
the United States troops from onto, tug the' Torri: ,
tory without his authority. Ile complains that thh,
Mormons have not boon treated as American eiti-',
zons; that the Government has acted on, misrep
resentations, the object being to drive; the people,
from the Territory. The language of the prods
motion is deoideilly in hostility to the authority of,
the United States, and is bore regarded as a decla
ration of war.
When Colonel Alexander was within thirty miles
of Fort Bridger, which place was occupied by Mor.
mon troops, ho received a letter from Brigham
Young, through the commander of the Nauvoo
Legion, warning the troopi out of the Territory,
but saying, if they desire to remain till spring;
they may do so, provided they give up their arms
and ammunition, but they must then leave. In
the meantime, he will see that they are furnished
with provisions. The letter was acoompanied by
two copies of the proolumation, and a copy ,of the
laws of Utah. The commander tells Colonel Alex.
ander ho is at the Fort to carry out Young's in 4
struotions, ang expresses a hope that Alexander's
answer and notions will be dictated by a proper
respect for the rights and liberties of American
Colonel Alexander, in a reply dated October 2d,
says ho has given Young's communication atten
tive consideration, and will submit the letter to
the General commanding as soon cabs arrives here
(meaning camp Winfield, on liams•Fork.) "In the
- meantime," ho adds " I have to say these troops
are here by the order of the President of the.
United States, and their further movements will
depend entirely upon orders issued by competent
'Among the documents is a letter from Colonel.
Johnson, dated at the camp, on the three wings of
Sweet Water, addressed to Assistant Adjutant-,
Corwin] fifoDowell, of New York; in,whieb he co.'
firm! the blotting of the eenttaettit's frame by thsi
fiferrrions, lie saps the (Women estierX LIAO
days teasels behind. blmi with two sompanimi of
dragoons,' • •
Ife knows no reason Col. Alexander should et-
tempt to reach Salt Lake City by Bear River, ex
cepting from fear that the Mormons havo burnt thi
grass on the shorter route. Ho adds, "If I could
communicate with Alexander, I would direct him
to take up a good position for the winter at Hams-
York. The road is besot betwoon this and Hauls-
York with companiea of Hormone, so it is doubtful
whether r shall bo able to communicate with Col.
It is supposed at the War 'Department that the
troops nro all in a good condition, as nothing' is
maid to the Secretary in the despatches. • '
The Indian Bureau has received advises that
the Indians at Oregon and Washington aro in a
comfortable oontlltion, bat that considerable oon-
fusion has arisen in the contracts for supplies,
owing principally to the credit system.
The war debt amounts to five million dollars
Miniator Yrisarri woe introduced by Se
cretary Cass to the President, who swayed front
him his erodontials us liinistor Plenipotentiary
and Envoy Extraordinary from Nicaragua.
Front Texas.
WastoNwrox, November 17.—The Now Or loans
papers brought by the Sotithern msii contain the
following Texan intelligence:
The Galveston dates are to the 7th inst. The
ship Nebraska had bilged oa a bar. The ship
Fanny was also aground in a critical condition. ,
The receipts of Cotton for Ate . week amounted
to 3,400 bales, of which 2,80t4 wero exported to
Liverpool direct.
The determination to ship direct to Europf; was
increasing. Several vessels wore loading to Liver
pool. Sugar-boiling in Texan had commenced in
good earnest.
The Vera Cruz dates are to the 7th inst. Tho'
barque Flash sailed for Now York, on tho 4th inst.,
with $23,000 in 'silver coin. There had also, boon
large shipments of spode to Europe. Gen. Cor
tez was arrested en the arrival of the Tennessee.
Tho Minister ofJustioo had issued a circular de
daring all ecoloslastical decision in civil and
criminal eases as void.
The rumor of the restoration of export duties on
obaceo was not generally credited.
Non.Arr(val of the Niagara.
liatarax, Nov. 17-10 o'elook P.M.—lt is raining
very hard, and a think fog prevails. , Nothing hos
yet been soon of the steamer Niagara, now duo
with Liverpool advises to the 7th inst.—four days
NEW YORK, Nov. 17.—Tho steamers Glasgow,
from Glasgow on October Mot, and the Harnionia,
from Hamburg, on November let, arrived hero this
morning. The liarmonia brings upward of $BO,-
000 in specie.
Movtnients of Gen. Walker.
BALTIMONE, Nov. 17.—A private letter from a
reliable source" intimates that Qon. Walker, if in
tercepted at Nicaragua, will noxt bo heard of at
The Americans" of Lancaster County
LANCASTRU, Pa., Nov. 17. The American
County Committee mot to-day, and adopted an ad
dress, taking strong grounds in favor of American
ism and a protective tariff; also, a resolution ap
proving of the course of Mayor Baran, of Balti
more, in the recent difficulty with the Governor.
The Missouri Legislature
Sr. Lotus, Nev. 17.—The bill restricting the
issue of State bonds to $2,000,000, and providing
for the prompt payment of
. those already issued,
passed the House this afternoon in the Bruno form
as It passed the Senate on Saturday.
nesuniptios of Specie Payment, by the New.
Orlenne Banks
Nsw• Ontatsots, Nov. 17.—A1l tho banks of Oda
city, which sospontied during the wont promote
of financial affairs, have resumed spool° payments.
Enhance now quote as follows : On London 97a
par; on Now York at 2per cent. discount.
The Sloop-of-War Cyane
NonroLK, Nov. 17.---Tho slooop-or.war Cyrano
has dropped down to Hampton Haab. She sidle
for Hayti.
Rain at Atiguoto t On.
AMIUSTA, Nov. 16.—Hoary rains aro prevnilin
in this vicinity, premonitory of killing frost.
w On LEAN a, Nov. 10.—Cotton—Sales of 2,500
bales; receipts 13,500 bales. Market generally
unchanged, but holdout demand an advance. Su
gar declined 3c; Molasses' advanced lc. Wheat
firtn. Eastern Hay (tattles at .217. Coffee (Rio)
a 10a. Large export inquiry. heeling Exchange
95 a 980.
BALTIMORY., Nov. 17.—Flour firm; 'Wheat
elightly lower.
CHARLESTON, Nov. 10.—Cotton, sales 0,50 p.
bales. The market lute nearlyrooovered the decline,
SAVANNAH, Nov. 10.—There was nothing done
in the Cotton market today. Buyers and collets
AHOLTSTA, Nov. 10.—Cotton, sales DM baler at
12 a 120.
NEW OHLEAss, November IT.—The cotton mar.
ket is generally unchanged, , but a bettor, feeling,
prevails, and the supplies aro liberal. Salim to-dey
11,500 bales. Lard, In kegs, quotes nt 130.' Oah
u cloth 12e,
Proceedings of, the Constitutional Cottrelllion,
(From the N. Y. l'imos.j
lawanguu, Wodnesday, Nov. 5, 1857.—Feeling
th e Irnmonso importance attached to the notion of
th e coruititutional Convention now in sessimi at
Lecompton, I visited them yesterday to note their
proceedings. Gen. Calhoun had vacated the chair
and called Mr. Little, of Bourbon county, to
{ preside. The Conamltteo on Internal Improvements
had just reported, and while the subject was under
I oonsideration upon the motion to strike out thd
' oimogo, !',,in .the direction of Santa Fe" from the
.Soethliti ir6vidlng.for a railroad to the Pacific, and
for a grant of land for the same, ten. Calhoun
'llfoSti to' oppose the motion. He spoke with much
r4renergy and spirit upon the broad and general
r rtneiplea df internal improvements', showing that
'ho whole measure would be defeated—the grant
of land be lost—if any particular locality was (ll
' vored, cif town pointod out in Kansas. Ire sits
tairied it only as a general measure ' • he would not
say he was for Atchison against Doniphan, or
~ Donipben against Kiolcapoo, or Kiukavoo against
i Delaware or airy o thor town on the Missouri, but
1 that the deuce, as ROW reported, was not confining
1 the road to the city of Santa Fe. but only in a
' westerly direction towards Santa Fe
i Mr. Jenkins, of Marshall county, was especially
i 'opposed to the remarks of the General, and thought
l the very words Santa Fe were intended to make it
I seational. He was in favor of a route further north
1 via Bridget's Pass, as an oxtension of lira Hannibal
! and St. ' Joseph Road.
1 Others favored Benton's route from St. Louis;
) but all these views should bo laid aside, and no par
i titular place should be favored to give It direction
I in'this report. s
Ile said it was reported that the Boston com_pany,
who Men the Most of the Hannibal and St. Joseph
vend, had made proposals to the Pacific Railroad to
'?uy, them out, fur the evident purpose of getting
tontrol of it, that it might bo extended up the Ails
spurt. and Kansas rivers to Lawrence, and who
*Med a railroad built to that town?
lAMotion to amend by substituting " Tho West
iln boundary of Kansas" for the words "Santa
le,t l was lost: The motion to amend by striking i
rat," Santa Fe" was tarried. ,
A: motion t, amend the ordinance which pro-,
Idol to give alternate ' sotions ten miles wide
port each of the road to five miles wide, was
. tarried. ..
Other amendments were proposed. and finally, 1
rfter sacral reconsiderations, It was voted to tip
roditielwelve miles wide in alternate sections
pun each side of the road.
'Ail amendment was proposod, asking a further
rant orland from Congress of one half a section
of the public domain to every head of a family who
is a white citizen, and was in the Territory on the
let of November, 1857. It was further moved to
to include every young man who will marry
within six months. After debate, all the amend
ments were laid on the table.
The filer lotion relative to school sections was
toooturldered, and so amended as to appropriate
Sections eight, sixteen, twenty-four, and thirty-six
tor 'School purposes in evory.township. Tho full
,kepott wits then minctirred in as a whole. '
In the afternoon session it. was moved that the
'Vote en section five of the report of the Committeelon Internal Improvements be reconsidered for the
purpose 'of allowing the gentleman from Bourbon
to amend. Lost.,
. ..
• The delegate from Doniphan then toad a sepa
rate article of very peculiar and stringent charac
ter/Om It provided that the Constitution.
should not be amended for twenty years ; and
that bhp amendment proposed should require a
twolthird vote isa both branches of the Legisla
ture, for three successive days. If it was thus
40tifinned, the Secretary of State should provide
for iii. poptiler vote upon the same, and t . f two.
thirds of the people or legal voters wire in favor
or the ovine, It should then become a part of the
Constitution. Action upon it was deferred, to
await the report of the Committee on Schedule.
i The.oceentrio John.Randelph then moved to ad
burn, as no aounnittees wore ready to report.
t The chair replied that a committee was now
Ahem% dila would be' ready to report is a few
illhAtog. ,
Seyeral gentlemen hoped the delegate from At
tihen would withdraw his motion.
Mr. P.andelph finally withdrew, but gave notice
at it thq committee were not present in Moon
'pinnies he would renew it. The fifteen minutes
plred and ho made several efforts to renew his
'otion, but he was beset by members to withhold.
Hugh*. Moore, of Leavenworth, reported on
slhedule. It pinvided that all laws now existing
Ildholorritory of Kansas, not repugnant to this
Constitution, should become the laws of the State
Kansas; all bonds, contracts, Sr.s., should re
•fiedi valid tie they now existed : al/ officers. civil
, ifnd military, now bolding office, should continue.
antil,superseded by authority of ate State Go-
Viti president of this Conventiodis authorized to
' clara that on the filet day of December next, an
action shall be held, at which three judges ap
hated by him shall preside, and ballots shall be
reputed in the following manner: .oonAtitutton
Ithp'lavery"—"Venstttuttonwithout Slavery."
no . president of the Convention shall receive and
*stamina the returns, and if it shall appear that a
majority are in favor of a Constitution nith slavery,
' the Constitution, as adopted, shall be submitted to
Congress;, but if it appears that a majority are in
jtvortofilt * sotldout slavery, then tho article on
.iliveryaliall be stricken out, anti then submitted
w Cengross. Thero shall be an election of (lover
tor and other State officers, and Representative in
Congress, on the day of —, and unlit said
110110,1 t , the president of the Generation shall be
/,e'arttng Governor of the State
, This report at first glance may appear to submit
the Constitution to an impartial vote, but nothing
,Is thinalttod but the slave clause, end with that
plans stricken out, the preamble and bill of rights
ore left with clauses strongly enough pro - slavery
.'for all practical purposes ; so that, in any event, a
*ave Constitution goes to Congress, and if the
tptoplis attempt to jam In the election, they rims.,
,earily vote for a slave Constitution.
A. temer ity report was made by, Mr. Little; of
'kerb= county, who was Undo:stood to represent
the ultra wing of the Convention. It was similar
to the majority report in its provisions for the con
tinuanov of the present laws, officers, de. It pro
vided for the election of officers on the first Mon
day and day following of January, 185 d, and the
president of the Convention—Uon, Calhoun—or
in ease of his resignation or death, the vice presi.
dent, or in case of his inability to officiate, a com
mittee of three - appointed by that Convention
should have the powers of Governor until ad.
muted into the Union, mud thirty days after the
news is officially received of our admission the
'resident of the Convention shall convene the
:tate Legislature, and from that time onward the
Stole Government to be in full force. The Consti
tution, might be amended by a majority of the
votors of the State, but never SO amended as to
affeet the rigid, of property in slaves.
General Calhoun arm, and said these reports
embodied the whole question that bad brought
them together; both reports looked to the same
objects. Ito said it was a matter of very grave
, linportance whether the Constitution should bo
submitted to the poople, and in what form. lie
,StB3 not proprrod to say what course lie would re.
command. Ile therefore moved to lay them ou the
table, and be special order for tomorrow sit nine
o'olOok. It was not the question of slavery or no
, slavary in Kansas, but of the success of ono party
or another. Ito SAW In this crisis tho most iiii
liortunt of any question that will come before this
:Vanderslice, of Doniphan, said the decision of
this matter involved the peace and the prosperity
of this Union. He wished both reports should be
printed, and the subject deliberately considered.
To-day tho reports are to come up for discussion
AN - POGrlf •
Trial-Trip of the Adriatic.
From the New York Daily Times 3
Tho Adriatic returned to port yesterday morn
ing from her trial-trip of threo days at sea. The
company on board consisted simply of the owners,
a few naval officers, end persons interested in the
cankruction of the vessel. Among the number were
aollins, Mr. Allen, Chief Engineer Martin, Ti.
S. N. ; Lieutenants Taylor and Temple, E. S. N.;
Ciptain Cavendy and Lieutenant Belavenets, Rue
'aln navy. The trip wos made only for the purpose
.or,testing the ongines.and the working of the ship.
,We have been favored by agentleman on board
with cents interesting particulars:
The ship left her deck at Pi o'clock on Friday
morning, and ran out to sea under low steam ; her
engines working perfectly from the start. She Van
outside Sandy Hook to' a distance of fifty or sixty
miles, and oruieud about during Friday night. On
Saturday morning ale returned to the Hook to
land some of her passengers, and stood out to eon
again, running about one hundred miles. On Sun
day she rounded bong Island, bore up around
Meek Island, and shaped her course towards
'hone. At intervals during the outward trip, her
speed was increased to twelve and, fifteen knots an
hour, but, this being simply an engineer's trial, it
was considered inexpedient to do more than test
the powers of the enelne. On the way back, how
ever, • the speed of the ship was more thoroughly
tested. •„ ,
The behavior of the, ship at sea is said to have
been oxdollent, commanding the unqualified corm
mondefiona of those on board. In the heaviest
mitlis she out water smoothly, causing little spray,
and tenting no ripple There was but little jar
from the' engines, and no unequal motion in the
cylinders, it is presumed, from the result of this
trip, that she will prove a worthy sea•boat. The
appointments of the ship give satisfaction. The
condensers work well, turning the waste steam
into elder fresh water. Mr. Grant's Calcium Light
answers Its desired purpose, casting a light ahead
to a distance of two or throe miles; its looation,
heweverl is to ho changed from the wheel•house to
the foremast, beneath the eross-trees, a bettor
place. Captain Cavendy tested his method of
malting observations at sea, and was assisted by
the naval officers in the company, who made own
parisons between the old system and that of his
niventioli. The result of these experiments is
mid to have been highly flattering to Captain
On the return, the speed of the Adriatic was
tested, from a bearing taken oil Sandy Hoek to
Port Columbia, off tiovernor's Island. She ran
eighteen nautical, or twenty-one statute miles, in
ono hour and four minutes, the tide setting against
her from the start, She mails this time with
about half her provisions, and all the coat for her
first voyage on board. The time during the trip
was as follows : h. in.
Block bland Light to Montauk Light I 13
Passed Firo Island Light, Sunday P. M., at.lo 45
Passed Lightship, Monday A. M., at 7 23
Passed Bandy Hook 7 50
Passed Fort Diamond 8 41
Passed Governor's bland 0 04
The highest rate of speed was between seven
teen and eighteen knots an hour, against wind and
tide, and with lees than the full power of tho en.
glues. The performance of the ship appears to
have been in the highest degree eatiefautory to di!
, The Adriatic la announced to sail for Liverpool
on Saturday.
, Only one•tcnth of the human body is solid
matter. A dead body weighing one hundred
and twenty pounds was dried in an oven till all
moisture was expelled, and its weight was re
duced to twelve pounds. Egyptian mummies
are bodies throughty dried. They usually
weigh about seven pounds,
4,‘ Wu always love those who admire us,"
says Rochefoucault, c. but Ivo do not always
love those whom wo admire," From the let
tor ,olottSo.olt neeption might be made in lit
vor,of self, for:self-Jove Is the source of self
admiration ; and this is the safest of all loves--:-
tor moat peoplo may Indulge it without the fear
of a
Tuk APPETITE la a relish bestowed upon the
poor, that they may like what they ent, while
it fa seldom eujoyed by the rich, because they
may eat what they like.
Reported for no Presi ]
DISTRICT COURT, O. I—Judgo Stroud.—How•
and Tilden vs. George W. Stroud.—An notion on a
promissory note. Verdict for plainta, $214.33.
S. G. Perkins, Esq , for plaintiff ; Win. W. Juvenal,
EN., for defendant
ward 31. Shoemaker vs, Robert Griffith, who
survived Isaac Draper, deceased, late trading as
Granger, Draper, Lt. Co. An action for a promis
sory note. Verdict for plaintiff, $4.625.
John Kelly, trading as John Kelly & Co., to the
use of W. Decoursey, assignee in trust fur the be
nefit of creditors. vs F. Knox Morton. An action
to recover a judgment. Verdict for the plaintiff.
$562.51. J. W. Paul. Esti., for the plaintiff; J.
M. Brown, Esq., for defendant.
lear) Hargreaves vs. Istiao D. Knight. An ac
tion on a promissory note, Verdict for the plain
tiff, $541 03, F. C Brightly, Esq., for the plain
tiff; Messrs. Fallon and Serrill for the defen
Isaac flargraaves vs. Stewart Newell. An ne
. • -
ion on a promissory note. Verdict for the plain-
Sa•ILO. F. O. Brightly, Esq., for the
, laintitT; Messrs. Fallon and Serrill for the de
James J. Skerritt and Gustavus George Logan,
executors of Jane Caroline Skerritt, deceased, vs.
Mary A. Newcombe, executrix of Bayse New
combe, deceased. An action to recover rent that
had been collected. Verdict for the plaintiff,
$2,293.13. Paxson, Esq., for the plaintiff; Stew
ardson, Esq., for the defendant.
Hebert 'Ewing vs. Bangs and Maxwell An ac
tion to recover the rent of a store, Oh trial. A.
C. Gowen, Esq., for the plaintiff ; It. M. Phillips
and Isaac Gerhart, Esqs.,,for tho defendant.
Conies PbEAS—Judgo Thompson. Bridget
O'Connor vs. Mary Gormley. This case, svitteh
has ocettpled the attention of the court for several
. . .
days past, W3l given to the jury yesterday after
-11001:1. It was 0 feigned issue to try the right to
take under a will. The following are the facts of
the ease:
Francis Graham died, leaving a will passing ell
his real estate to a person named Bridget O'Connor,
who occupied the house in which the decedent
lived for some time previous to his death. Mrs.
O'Connor was no relative of Graham's, but it up
peered that the was attentive to him during his
illness, and gained considerable control over him;
so touch so, that, to the exclusion of his rela
tives, he left her all his property. Mrs. Gorm
ley, the half-sister of the decedent, entered a
caveat to the will, and alleges that it should be
invalidated for tho following reasons:
First, that the decedent was of weak and un
sound intellect nt the time of the execution of the
paper alleged to bo his last will.
Secondly, that undue inllueneo was exercised
over him.
Third, that the execution of the wilt or paper
was not sufficient according to the legal forms re
The evidence brought forward to invalidate this
document went to prove that immediately prior to
the death of the testator, he bad been in a constant
state of intoxication, for a period of nearly six
months; that shortly before his death he was la
boring under the sheets of mania-a-potu; that be
wandered about the streets hatless and shoeless,
evidently weak in his intellect, and that while in
this stato Bridget O'Connor obtained admission
to hls house, and by keeping him perpetually un
der the influence of liquor induced him to execute
a will ix her favor.
(hoof the witnesses for the defence proved that
the testator, when asked, after he had executed
the will, now sought to be invalidated, if be had
executed any will, he eaid no, but he would do it•
to the morning. 'Upon the part of the plaintiff it
was alleged that it was entirely owing, to her kind
ness and attention to the testator during hie ill
ness that he was induced tomake the will in her
favor. She showed by witnesses that be had al
ways expressed himself kindly towards her.
Judge Thompson charged the jury very fully as to
the testimony in the ease, and explained to them
what was necessary in law to a proper testamen
tary dispositisn of a testator's property. Jury out.
Win. L. Hirst and D. IV. C. Morris, Esp., for the
plaintiff; Lewis C. Oafishly and Andrew Miller,
Earls., for the defendant.
QITAIITER SesalONs—Judgeeourad.--In the sass
of Silas W. Uraninite, charged with an assault and
battery on his wife, (before reported.) the jury
brought in a verdict of guilty. Bentonite de
Samuel Hart, Thomas Renderbart, and Josiah
Brisah were put oti trial, charged with
counterfeit $3 bills on the Mount Holly Bank of
New Jersey. The testimony for the Common
wealth showed that the defendants hod passed
several of these notes at various taverns in the
upper part of the city, and, upon being soatebed
at the stattomhouse, over ninety dollars in coun
terfeit money was found upon them. On trial.
Tho District Attorney for the Commonwealth;
Messrs. Dull and Small for the defendants.
Flom tlio New York papers of last evening.]
TOFU Mn t —A low days ago, Officers trine, Robb,
and others, of the deteotive • police, received in
formation that a gang of thieves and burglars had
their headquarters nt a house in llouston, near
Ludlow street, where they had secreted a large lot
of stolen goods. With a view to the capture of
the thieves, and the recovery of the property, the
officers proceeded on Monday afternoon to tho
house, on reaching which they saw two of the
alleged offenders, James Donnolly and Daniel
Thompson, in the net of leaving it. These
men were promptly arrested and taken to the sta
tion house by two of the officers, while two others
remained to watch the house. Soon after two other
fellows, well-known to the police, named Alexander
Johnson, alias Rupee, and John Trainor, made
their appearance, and were about entering the
hones, when they wore also captured. All four pri
soners wore subsequently taken to the office of the
deputy superintendent of police and searched. In
Johnson's possession four pieces of satin wore found.
They VIM marked with an inverted. D, a double
dens, and a large 0 with a dot in the centre of it.
' This fellow, a short time ago, went into a fancy
store in William street, and while pretending to
make large purchases, stole a package of eye
glasses and souse other articles. Not long age ho
entered a spiritual circle, and by seine hem poet's
process managed to get into his possession all the
jewelry of the company, with which he cleared out.
Thompson and Trainor aro charged with breaking
into a store in John street, and stealing $1,500
worth of silks. The whole gong wore locked up for
FoNERAL OP Do. Crams.—Tllo faller.' of Dr.
Joseph T. Curtis, who shot himself through the
heart last week, took place at his Into residence,
49 &gam outioth street, at 3 o'clock on Monday
afternoon. A large number of persons were pre
sent. and many of the medical profession. The
Amoral service was read by Rev. Dr. Chapin (Uni
versalist,) and the body was placed in a receiving
vault, previous to interment either in Greenwood
Cemetery or in the family vault at Danbury, Conn ,
of which place deceased was a native. Dr. Cur
till/was 43 years of ago. Du loft three children by
his first wife, and also a widow by his second mar
lux IfAnn Toms AND THE Ilmtse•NetttteT
Tho bard limos Lass very sensibly, affected the
torso-market; and those who a few months since
bought on a speculation find themselves unablo to
sell without is ruinous discount from original coot,
if at all ; wbilo to keen them is no loss ruinous than
to sell At the semi-weekly horse auction, held in
Crosby street yesterday, horses which in ordinary
times would be held at $lOO or $l5O each, wore
struck down at $2O or $5O; and one 1111111111 a, Cain,
blo of much service on a farm or before a dray,
was struck off at $3.
UV, tinl E trlrtt STREET NAPE AND MUltittti..—
Thu Grand. Jury has found an indictment against
Henries O'Connell, James Tools, "Sailor Dan,"
and William Hogan, for the murder of Theresa
Spitztoin, in Greenwich street.
Wm. 11 Hudson, captain of the steamship St.
Louis, was arrested this morning upon a charge of
assaulting ono of his• crew with a dangerous
weapon. He was admitted to bail fn the MI of
Female Suffrage in Slew Jersey
Women formerly possessed, and at various times
exercised, the aloatiyo franchise in New Jersey.
By the Constitution adopted Ju1y2,1778, the priv
ilego of voting wits accorded, to and all inhabitants
of full ago,' 850 proclamation money, Clear
estate, and who had resided a certain time
within the country. As this could be con-
Atrued to include women, in 1790 a prominent
Quaker member of the Assembly had the act
so drawn es to read "he or she " when re
ferring to qualified voters. No change was made
until 1807, and women often voted when the elm-
Bons wore close, or there was any special excite
ment. 111 the Presidential contest of 1800 there
wore many instances or their voting.' At an elm-
Bon in Ilunterdon county in 18e2, even soma
women of .00lor were allowed to vote, and their
ballots elected a member of the Legislature. In
1800, a new court house and jail were to be
erected in the county of Essex, and their location
was to be decided by a vote of the people.
Strenuous exertions were made to have them lo
cated elsewhere than at Newark, and the contest
created grout excitement throughout the country.
When the election was held, women of " fuli age,"
whothersingio or married, possessing the required
property qualifications, were permitted by the
judges of ,the election to vote. But as the con
flict proceeded, the blood of the combatants
waxed warmer, the number of female voices
increased, and it was found that every sin
gle and married woman in the county was not
only "of full ago," but also worth " fifty pounds
proclamation money, clear estate," and as such
entitled to vote, if they chose So apparent wets
the frauds practised at this election, that the next
Legislature set it aside, and left the buildings to
be erected in Newark. An sot was also passed
resttieting the right of suffrage to free white male
citizens or twenty-tmo years. And thus was ex
tinguished female sufirage in :low Jersey.
cesnAx Lynam, Nor. l7.—.l3readstufk con
tinue dull. and the prices of Flour and Wheat are
somewhat unsettled and in favor of the buyers.
Of the former only about 200 bids extra have been
sold at 3.5.75 per bbl, and some small lots for home
consumption at from $5.25 up to $6.50a57.2.; per
VW for common to extra and fancy family brands,
according to quality. Shipping Flour is held at
30 2:t55.371, but there is very little inquiry at
these rates, exporters being mostly out of market
at the present time. Of Corn Meal a small sale is
reported at ;:1.18.1 per bbl for country. Rye Flour
continues in small supply, and but little selling at
$1.5f 1 per bid. Wheat is selling in a very muodor•
ate way for milling at ;31.2041.24 fur red, nod
sl.:loasl.:ts for white; about 2,500 bushels only
have been sold at those figuros. Corn Ig wan toil, and
old Yellow is scarce with miles of 1,300 bushels
Fouthern at Spa; cf new Corn about 700 bushels
prime dry have been sold at 00e. Cn tsarowanted,
and about 3,000 bushels Southern brought Mc. ltye
isselling at 70a70e for Delaware and Pennsylvania
Bark is in bettor demand at $3O fur and quality
kAteteitron, and very little oGring. Cotton meets
with a limited inquiry at former quotations, and
the stock is nearly exhausted. Groceries and
Provisions continue neglected and dull at pre
vious quoted rates, and a small business doing in
the former to supply the trade. Seeds.--The
offerings of eloverseed are light, and prices have
en upward tendency, with a small business doing
at $3 per bu ; most holders ask more. 'Whiskey is
more in reque'st and firm at 22,t23e for bids, and
22e for Wale
MEN of genius aro often dull amidst com
monplace society, as the blazing meteor when
itdoseends to earth is only a Stolle.
PHILADELPHIA., November 17, 1157
The feature of the day in stocks has been the
advance of two dollars a .hare in the Reading
Railroad stook, under the favorable news as to its
financial arrangements. Penusyl% aid., Railroad
shares at 40: Morrie Canal, preferred. trUi; Lehigh
Navigation, 53 ;. Schuylkill Navigation, preferred,
78; and North Pennsylvania Railroad reaaked
101. The business at the beard was quite lively,
and the buoyant feeling extended itself to the
street, aid exerted a beneficial effort upon the
money market.
Sales of promissory notes wore made more freely,
and at better rates for borrowers. 000,1 endorsed
paper sells quite freely at ono per cent , and
second-rate paper begins to find buyers at one and
a half per cent. It is *said that those who have
dealt more largely in the less favored paper hero.
totem hare come out far hotter from the hurricane
than those who made it a rule to touch nothing
but the gilt. edged article.
The following lists of directors, elected at the
City and Kensington Batks, were not included in
the list we published yesterday: •
Cho Bank —A. M. Eastwiek, Josiah KiSiE,7-
bock:Thomas Singer, Robert Selfridge, Richard
Blundin, William Hamar, C. A. Rubicate, Chas.
E. Lox, William P. Iluglos. Conrad S. Grove,
Edward It, Trotter, Joseph 'Wharton, Samuel L.
Kr/His/von Bank —John Smith, George
Mudd', Henry Crilly, Eli Garrison, John Burtis.
William Chapman, Jonathan Wainwright, Michael
Day, James Keen, Samuel Megargee, Geo. Read,
Alexander Peterson, Adam Richards.
Wo annex a comparative statement of the im
ports of foreign dry goods at New York for the
week, and since January 7 :
For the week. 1855. 7850. 1857.
Entered at the p0rt...:913,250 $1,190.575 :614,604
Thrown on market... 827,034 1,053.547 179.939
Since January 1 1855. • 1856. 1857
Entered at the p0rt..57.560,935 84,624.266 86,790,043
Thrown on market-59,790,447 83,710,710 79.559,874
Value of merchandise warebeased in Boston for
the week ending Nov. 13,1857, was
Dry-Goods $ 39,233 00
AU other merchandise 202,104 00 $341,337 00
Warehoused for Canada..
Dry-(foods 2,934 00 •
All other merchandise.. 5,2.40 00 $9,222 00
Total $350,559 00
The earnings of the Chicago, St. Paul, and Fond
du Lae Railroad, were, in October, 1857, $51,105.
The earnings of the Erie Railroad for tho month
of October, 1857, were $459,151.74 ; Earnings, Oc
tober, 1856, $547,650.36; Decrease, $88,498-62-
The London Times thus exposes some of the
sharp practice in Gnanciering in vogue among
our transatlantic cousins:"
" In several instances, houses which have lately
suspended and submitted their accounts to credit
ors, have been discovered to have followed the
practice of fabricating accommodation paper.
This circumstance is both satisfactory and deplora
ble. It is satisfactory to find that many of those
who aro swept away by the present sterns are per
sons whose removal from the field of' enterprise is
an advantage instead of a calamity, and it is de
plorable that a system which strikes at the root of
all basest trade should be shown to
. provail to a
greater extent than hod been anticapated. The
character of the offence was exhibited in its most
&saleable light in the case reported a fortnight
heel/ of Sadgrovo k Ragg, where a business was
carried on under the eye of greedy discounters at
the rate of £70,000 per annum, and boys in the
establishment worn trained to forgery and impos
ture by being regularly pmployed in the manufac
ture of'fraudulent acceptances.
"But those people were arlogetber of an inferior
class and out of the mercantile circle. The analo
gous Caen lately exhibited have boon among indi
viduals who have held a good place on 'Change,
and a position generally, in which any misdeeds
must compromise the British name. In one case,
within the present week, it has transpired that
bills wore regularly created between one house and
another, for a trilling commission, with the full
knowledge on the part of the acceptor, that they
represented no business operation whatever, and
that, in the event of accident, ho had not a shilling
to meet his liability, except at the 'expense of his
ordinary creditors Some of the knot of Glasgow
failures also, which were announced about the
middle of last month, are understood to have re
vested a combination iu this direction of a most
gigantic kind, and it is alleged that when the
affairs of the Liverpool Borough Bank 'shall be in
vestigated, the public will be still further enlight
ened on the magnitude of such proceedings."
On the 4th inst., the Legislature of Missouri
passed an act legalizing the suspension of the
banks of that State. The points in the suspension
bill may thus be briefly stated: The banks are
permitted to stand suspended until the Ist of No
vember, 1858, without a forfeiture of their char-
tera; the clause in the bank charter aliowing the
holders of notes interest from the dot of suspen
sion until that of resumption is suspended ; the
law requiring the banks to keep en hand specie to
the amount of one-third of their notes in circulation
is suspended ; each bank of the State is allowed to
take in payment of debts or on deposit the notes of
the other banks during the suspension ; the banks
ere required to giro extensions on all debts
duo them so long as the suspension continues, pro
vided that twenty-five per cent. of each debt is
paid at each renewal; upon all debts newly con
tracted, the banks are required to receive five per
cent. of loans made in gold and silver, so as to in
sure an early resumption ; the bunk commissioners
cannot countersign, register, or deliver to the
babks any new notes until after a resumption in
full ; the requisition of the charters, that the full
amount of stock subscribed shall be paid within
twelve months, is also suspended ; and, finally, no
director is allowed to hold his place while under
protest, nor aro the directors of the banks allowed
to borrow from the banks.
November li, 1637
Reported by R. Mandy, Jr., Stork Broker, No
801 iraltutt street.
500 Mies& Del (11.6a.115 75 Schnyl Nay..itits.lo
0500 N Perin HO4 114.55 200 L Island 11 lots 05.10%
.800 do 55% 150 do 10ta.10%
2000 ettillWightl U 7g...50 110 Morris Canal pf1..90,%
LOOO Penn 5s —.10 , 1.85 100 Reading R 23'.1;
220 do .....10t5.84 100 do bL.Z%
4000 City do lots. 85 lOO do 05.23%
1000 City 1t01..0 RE.BS 100 do °7%
300 Lelngh Zinc lota. 1 100 do ..... 351'1'0.2331
31. N Pena lt—lots.lo 203 do lote.l.Zg
100 do 10!; 100 do ...... ... —23%
300 Catawhoa 11 lots. 8 51 do lote.W%
100 do 05. 8 18 Penn R ' 1°13.40%
0 Lehigh Scrip. .37% 166 Sehuyi Nav pfillta.lB
15 do 10t5.37% 10 Lehigh Nsv 53
30 do 105.07% I Divert' Rank 9%
55 do 104.33 '2O do ..... ...... 0' • k
150 Unit% Canal Ito, 4 40 do 9,i
200 Penn Os Wd .50 &hill Navpfil 05.18
100 Rem' It 23% 35 do 0 dys.lB
50 do 1 , 5.24 150 do 15
50 Union Cabal 4 500 Lehigh Zinc 1
100 New Creek % 8 Penu R. 40%
50 Lohigir Scrip ldyo as
(500 City 64 10tH.85
3200 l'ean fie lotti,Bs
20 Reading R 23y
100 do b5.23:11
11 5 Penn R 40j
22 Norristown R 10t5.68
00 Lehigh Scrip 39,ti
60 do .. ... ..b5 39
iBl Susi/ Canal..lots. ON
102 Schl Nav pOt lots.lB,til
3 Cainikamb R 93
00 Oiranl Ilk ...lots. 9h'
050 T. Island E t0ti,10,14"
WI „.lotabs.lo
130 Cataivies,. It lota.
50 do b 5. 8
10 N Penn R 10%
35 liarriab It —100.54
40 Morris Cana1....50
54 Reading R lots 23X
1000 N Penn It Ge.... 50 I
20 Lehigh Nar 14X
Bid. Asked
Pldisdel 8.51 Q
New.... 91 93
Peansylv Cds.„.B4li
Reading R 23X 233:
do Bonds '7O 70
do 310'5,'44 81
Penns RR 40g 41X I
Morris Cool Con 49 52
Schu N Gs 83....5; X 01x
at0ck.....11 12
• • 23 34
55.23 X
400 Beating B b 5 10ta.23X
30 Girard Bank 9%;
Bid. /liked
Be N 65 'B2 pre( 18 1834
Wtusp't &I.lm Rl2 15
de littnort 7'564
do do 2dm th. 54
Long 'Bland .....10N 10%
Vicksburg 6 3i TX
Girard Bank 9
,t, • 9)4
Lehigh Zinc ri 1):
Union Canal ..... 11 4 '
New Creelt
Cataw/asa it
2000 Schuyl Nav e5,..00
15 Beading It "1
100 Reading It
100 do ...
NO do ..
150 do ...
100 Semi Nay pf.I.ISX
1 Reading eto,ed 2.3,„.t234
a decidedly bettor inquiry for Flour than for some
days past. The sales on 'change include 2,300 bbls.
City Mills super at $5; 200 blits..Ohio do. and 200
bbls. Howard street at $5.25 cash. There were
also sales mode of 1,000 bbls. Ohio super, and
1,000 bbls. Bossard street do at $3.25 cash. Tho
market for both of these descriptions closed steady
to-day at the quotation. City Mills Flour is
wanted, and the holders of it are generally wil
ling to sell at $5 cash ' and $5.371 per hbt. time,
Extra flour was /lull of sale, and we had no trans
actions noted. We quote as before, viz: Ohio
Extra at $3.35 ; Howard street do., at $6a56.25, and
City Mills do. at $0 25050.75. Baltimore grkund
family flour is still selling by the dray lead at
$s 25, and do. extra at $7.25 per bbl. Buckwheat
flour ranges in price from $2a52.50 per 100 lbs..
the latter figure being forstriotly prime. We have
no sales to note in Rye flour to-day; it 13110(1 firm
ly at $1.021 per bbl. We have no movement to
note in Corn Meal—We quote City Meal at $3.75
per bbl. ; no Country Meal in market.
All descriptions of Grain vice's in demand. and
the receipts were heavy, there being some 70.0//0
bu-hots at market. Wheat was very active for
prime and choice qualities, and prices were buoy
ant, but inferior descriptions were dull and heavy.
The offerings on 'change were fully 10.000 bushels.
Reds Ad ntll2allB rents for fair to prime parcels;
120a125 cents for fair whites, 130a140 cents for
good to prime shipping lots of do, and dr:orb
cents for choice family Flour parcels of eta. For
lots out of condition prices ranged from 1030113
cents. Corn was in good demand, offerings fair,
and market firm There were some 15,000 buebels
offered, most of wide)] sold at 72075 cents for good
to prime old white, and 72173 cents for Wine old
yellow :New crop white and yellow sold at 551100
coats, as to quality Oats were in good receipt,
but the market hie them teas rather heavy. There
swore r ouse 9,000 bushels at market, most of which
changed hands at 23a28 to 30 cents for fair to good
and prime Virginia and Maryland There were
500 bushels Rye at market, and all sold at 73a52
to tis cents for Maryland, and 00 Cents for l'enneyl
ltyo is wanted, but receipts come forward
ALBANY LUMBER AlABliliT.—Tho receipts
by eatutl nt Alhomy front tho opening ot• TUN ig:ition
to No ember Bth, in the yearg mined, were aq
lowa :
Thsar39 9011 911ingl(-4, Timber, Stars,
Scantling, ft SI. C ft 158
MO 1073364100 00,632 2.i.82: 140 734,1'4
1951 211,501,405 31 0'..:1 109,000 104,742 200
1852 288,771,558 '29,610 204.420 103 002.009
1953 358,469,981 26,275 19,227 104,116,448
1354 ^95,459,031 20.000 23.021 153,943,02,9
8855 ` '223,01404 02,571 11,007 132.919,223
1050 292,529,280 83 009 40,775 104,934,037
1857 217,213,902 52,926 100,390 133,454,220
'rho receipts of Boards and Scantling up to the
Bth inst., this season, show an increase of only
14,719,822 feet over the corroponding pe r i o d i n „ t
Year. Shingles show an increase of 19,918 At
Timber in largely in excess, exhibiting an increase
of 89,785 C. feet, unit Staves 43,819,592 lbs.
A CHALLYNGE has been dettnedcairug upon
a luau who has hurt your feelings to give you
satisfaction by shooting you through the
Correspondenee of The Press.]
NCR YORK, Nov. 17-3.20 P. M
There has seldom been a day for a long time
when I have so little news to communicate as to
day. There is absolutely nothing doing either at
the banks or in the street. and business generally
is very quiet. waiting patiently for the return of
confidence and good times .• Hope told a flatter
ing tate that joy would soon return " Confidence,
however, is returning. Individuals cease to dis
trust their ticighboni completely,
Private enterprise can get private help, in soma
degree. without being shaved by a money lender,
or insulted by a bank racer, and if the help i 3 not
as large as it ought to be. ills daily getting larger
' and more easy, and a desire evinced by private at
' dividuals to make each other as far as posoible in
dependent of bank assistance. This is what I
should like to gee carried out fatly. It would be
the most suitable and severe punishment that
could be inflicted on the banks, and what they
would feel most bitterly.
The contraction of nearly $700,000 in last week's
atatement took every one by surprise, and, if poth
ble, has disgusted every one more than before.
The excuse is, "we must be prepared to resume at
once." In this, as in everything else, there le an
utter want of harmony. Oue bank wants to re
sume at ones; two or three more wish to do So by
the lot of December; and the rest at different
dates, between the latter date and some time next
yexr. They cannot agree, and are still bent on
deceiving each other and the public. They cannot
tell the truth. They say, if you ask them, ••We
have done more than our receipts to-day, and shall
continue to be liberal."
At the end of the week you find that they have
deliberately told a falsehood.. The note-brokers'
portfolios are searched every morning for the cut
paper, but.there is so little of it moving, that the
search is more troublesome than productive First
class paper is done at AI per cent. Anything to
do a little business; but it cannot be done, because
there are as applicants. Note and atoek broken
can get accommodation, as I bare already told you,
when legitimate traders—old customers—are blunt
ly refused any help.
The characteristic of the market to-day is inac
tivity. The contraction of yesterday was a damp
er, and, as I before stated, was totally nnlooked
for. I am bound, however, to tell you what I bear,
that things will soon be easier, and that in the end
we shall see that the banks have been very wise.
'shall be glad to see it. and shall acknowledge it
when I do; but I am still of opinion, and more ob
stinately than ever that the course of the banks
has been as wicked in-its operation towards the
public as it has been foolish to themselves.
'Why should they be more trusting than pri
vate individuals?" I am asked. Ido not want
them to he more trusting, but I want them to
be as much so, and not to use their accumulated
power and the means of other people to crush the
entire community. It is their business to know
who is good and who is not—who is honest and
who is not. It is their profession—a necessary
part of their business. It is not so with private
Individuals ; and they have not the right in time
of difficulty to shut down on the good, the mid
tiling, and the bad with the sense severity.
;A - Ignorance, folly, selfishness, and disgusting pu
sillanimity, could not be snore strikingly mani
fested than by tee New York city banks ever since
the Ohio Life and Trust Company failed. The
country banks are still obedient, over one hundred
and fifty of them having bowel to the nod f the
clearing house association. Foreign exchange is
dull af Male& and 10.3a10S" for bankers' signa
tures (60 days sterling). Francs (Paris) are 5 fde.
5 15. Domestic exchange is also easier. The
time for winding up the affairs of the Mechanics'
Banking Association has been extended 60 days.
The notes of the Litchfield Bank, of Litchfield,
Conn., and the Bank of Litchfield county, at New
Milford, coon., have been thrown out to-day. be
cause they have ceased to redeem at the Suffolk
Bank. The notes of the Patron Bank of New
burgh are received again to-day by the Metropo
litan. The business at the clearing-house to-day
was as follows Clearings, 515,015,716.46; Ba
lances in coin, $1..435.195.43. Steamship from
"[ammonia, from Ilamburgh. brings 6.63.00 in
specie The sob - treasury received to-day 5109,-
039 01 . • paid. $115,340.52, (includiegs3l,oooCali
fornia draft,) being a balance of $5,088,741.42.
The receipts at the enstom•house for duties were
The stock market still continues very buoyant,
and a further rise took place to-day. The sales
were very large. From 3a 5 per cent. was the ad
vance at the first board, which was firmly main
tained at the second board. Reading cloSed at
481 : Erie at 19; Michigan Southern at 2a; New
York Central at SO}; Illinois Central at 99; and
Michigan Central at apl. State stocks, railroad
bin Is, awl bank shares, were also in request : and
sold largely at an advance.
t3OO liarleat Railroad 103 j
2000 N Y State 6i '72103
159 Ilsrlern prefd R 24
245 Reading 11 46X
190 do go 45
100 do b3O 461(
5 Mich So& NIR 20
90 Cies & Rillab`g 11 13X
100 do 13X
258 do 14
L•'l Gal & Chicago R a: x
100 Cies & Sol R 44
15 do 441
DV do e 44)
I® do oat 43x
106 Chit & ILI R SOX
50 do •350 SO
50 do x 3116015
150 do SOX
35 Mil & Miss R 3715
3501 s Crosse &- 1111 R 17
3000 Teen Os '9O 09
500 Cal State la '7O 70
2900 do 99
20003 City Ca '59 94
1000 31iehSS'kg Food CS
3000 111 Ceo 101 57
100 Cum Coal 1.7
as do 13
100 do .10 131
Del&11101 Canal Itr2s
10 do 103
112 Pacific 31 50 CO 70
100 do 70x
53 do 71
20 Mitabat Ga. Co 120
20 Erie Railroad 20
105 do 19
WO do 03 19s
200 do 130 79
deinand for both kinds is moder
ato. and prices of Pots are tower—salmi of ZOO Ws
at s6.Bllasl. Pearls are steady at $0.50
Cure as.—The market is dull and heavy, pend
ing an auction sale announced for to-morrow.
William Scott's circular estimates the arrival of
Silo since 10th instant at 22,933 bags; the sales at
4,032 bags, end the stock at 103,337 bags; and of
all kinds at 121,488 bags and mats.
Corrost.—There is no movement. Buyers and
sellers are at variance, and quotations are n ominal
Fisn.—Dry Cod have been in better demand,
but at low rates ; sales of 2,909 qtls small Bank
and large Marblehead at $2.871a52.09, mostly the
latter at $2. For other kinds the demand is quite
PLova, .4e.--The demand fur western canal
flour is rather more active, holders submitting to
rather lower prices, which brought forward buyers
more freely. The demand is pretty general,
mainly for the home and eastern trade. Shippers
are operating sparingly.
The sales arel4,ooo bbls at $4.80a54.95 for com
mon to good State ; $5155.25 for extra do ; $4.89e
$4.95 for superfine Indiana and Michigan; ssa
55.90 for extra ; $5.70157.25 for St. Louie
brands, and 5.G.G05.57.75 for extra Genesee.
Canadian Flour is , 1180 loser the supply fair_
Salo of 700 bbls at $5a50.6.5 for extra brands.
Southern Flour is heavy and lees active; the ar
rivals are fair ; the demand is mainly for the trade_
Sates of 1,200 bbls ut $5.1.5a53.35 for mixed to
good brands Baltimore, &e., and 50.157 for
fancy and extra do., and 56a57.50 for Tonnes-see
brands. Included iu the sales are 200 bbls Leba
non mills. to arrive, at the latter price; this is a.
superior article
Rye Flour is in fair request at $3 50a$1 75. Corn
Meal is quiet at $3.50 for Jersey, and $3.7.5 for
Brandywine, and $17.50 for a swan lot a pun
Cl at demand, fur Wheat
with fair arrivals; Dttees are ltae toner. the libe
ral arrivals in prospect induce shippers to hold od a
for a further abatement. Southern Wheat is in
limited supply and is wanted.
Tba sales of 37,000 bus nt 06a9Se for Chicago
spring; 51.0 1 451.06 far Milwaukee club; $1 303
$1 , 32i for white Canadian; $1.12 for red Ohio;
SLIG fon red Indiana; $t for red lowa, and $1.45a
$1.50 for white Southern.
Rye is easier; sales of 1,600 bus at 75376 e. Bar
ley is quite firm—the demand is fair—sales of 2,70
bus good four-rowed letate at Sic. Oats are lower
and are plenty ; sales of Jersey at ",,Sa-12e; State
at 44a4Se, and Western at 4Sn47e.
CORN is easier, the demand very light and the
supply equally do. Sales of 6,000 bushels at 80a
81 cents for Western mixed in store and delivered.
• •
- .
11AS".—The demand is fair and the supply light;
sales at 400 bales at 35105 cents per 100.
NAVAL STORES.—Spirits Turpentine continues
quiet, and prices are again lower. Sales of 270
bbis partly in merchantable order at 40a41e, cash.
Crude is quiet but steady. Common Re=in is
slowly recovering from the general dulh:e.s. Sales
of 1,350 bbls, afloat. at ,$1 per 510 lb,. deli , . ered
by vessel. The medium and line qualities are lan
guid and depressed, and the same is true of tar.
Otte continuo dull and heavy. The demand is
a mere cypher, being confined to the most urgent
wants of the local trade. Linseed is selling slowly
from crushers' handset 57a59,3 cash. Crude whale
remains quiet, and is nominally held at 62a05e_
no news from the whale fleet in the Kamschatka
sea is not favorable ; the ships Bragansa and Tri
ton, of New Bedford, when last heard from, had ou
board all and 700 bbls of oil respectively; the
latter ship was bound to the Sandwich Islands,
and her captain reports that the vessels in the
above sea will not average over 400 bbls each this
season. It is. Iron ever ' too soon to arrive at any
conclusion respecting the catch. as a large fleet in
the Ochotsk, sea are yet to be heard from Crude.
sperm and most other are inactive and semen hat
Pttovistose.—The demand is moderate. and the
market 13 rather lower, the inquiry is nminlyfor
old—saleoof 271 t Ws at $l9 :;11 torrid me, ; 610,75,
for new do; $15.30 for thin mess; 317,v517
for prime 131. , 133; 5203.:1•20 50 for olear. and .sie,
$l7 for prime..
F 1
BEE 3 berry—the arrivals are large; salts ce
120 bbig at 53357 for country prime ;
for do mess; $ll fur repacked western mess;
for extra do.
Primo mess is quiet at s2las2s. Beef ha m s , re
held at $11.4a511. Bacon is quiet at 12atile.
Cut meats are wanted at Sle fvr shouldeN. and
101 c for halms.
Dressed hop are in demand at L_rd is
quiet Sales of 1.0 bbl: at 12,11:2„,t for non- and
1::a . 13f , for old. Butter end CA.:es,: are steady.
St (taus Continue deeliniltz. and a fair demand
prevails. Yesterday LIN bads slid at for
Cuba Refined are lower Stuart'quotati , rts are
as follows : Loaf 11e; crushed grcund Itte.;
circle crashed ltt , ,ct
TrAct are settle: au auction sale is ant„,,uneed
for to-morrow.
IVrty;Kl:r —The dittnand is fair, and the market
rather better at the oprionis, but at the elose is
heavy—sales of 300 bits at 2:l'.ia24e.
A Par Try Wionw.—The Springfield (..11as)
Republican sa), In this place a pretty little
widow tin dlish is a little street, awl she has
a p a ir or pretty qtrs., and two pretty little
feet. No matter what her mune is, or the
number of the house, she's a mighty pretty
widow—a perfect little mouse. The rose and
lily blended live on her dimpled cheek, and
her lips give them expression--oh r gracious!
oh, so meek. lier hands are white and ten
der, but her lovers sadly fear that she'll get
theta stained and tainted up by handling lacer
"My dear, come in and go to bed," said the
wife of a jolly son of Erin, I%ho had just re
turned floor the fair, in a decidedly •6 bon -
come-you-so" state. 4 , You must he dreadful
tired, sure, with your long walk of six miles."
6 , Arrah a get away with your nonsense,"
,said Pat; "it wasn't the length of the way, at
all, that fatigued the—inns the breadth of it."
Rows heads are hke hogsheads—the less
they contain the louder report they give of
themselves. The smaller the calibre of the
mind; the greater the bore of a perpetually
open mouth.