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price j e 250, gm; 800 dollars.,
2se, gm dollars.
Salley Co pH" •
4:- AAILEY & 00.
428 OFTESTNUT St
OALDWELL'& qO., , •
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Bich taahionable Jewelry. '
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• , Philadelphia. • ,
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F"'A I WIS F., DITI3O3Q & SON,', late el..
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TURBEU3 01) ;XWELBY, sat onitarrnyr PUI4; -
0.00113 0. - Dt40130.- 'WK. IL-Dinsosq.,
- KINGSP.ORD & SON'S PURE.
GSWRGO EIT.dIIGG for,( the laundry) has 'estab
lished atreater celebrity than lzu over been obtained
byany other Starch. , f •
This has been the reign of Its marked imperloilty in'
duality( and Its Invariable tilformlty.
Thez:emay baanared of the continuance
. of the
high dard now established. ' " • •
The* adieu's over SO too daily, and the demand
lois extended . fittoughoutthe whole United States, and
to foreign Coatdries. - -'
Working thus on every large scale, and under A rigid
eystens,they aro able to secbre a perfect anifordeity .11/
the quality tbreusheut ths.year, • This if the great de,
s.deratum In atarch-msking, and is realized now for the
The very best Starch that can be made, and fro other,
, Is always wanted ,by„ consumers, and,this will be sup
: plied to theni by the Grocers as soon As their customers,
Nate learned which Is the beat, and 'ask for It—other
wise they-would be likely to got that arttole,on which
the largest profit can be made. -
kir. Kingeford has been engaged hi th'emenofeatureof
Starch continuonsly for *Melon If-years, and during the
- whole of the period the Starch made under his super- -
:vision hes been, beyond any queation, the heat in the
•, market.- Ter the ,dret 't7," yeaKs he ' had 'charge of the
'World of Win: Colgate & Co. at which palled he ,in-,,
vented theAroeess ortbe man ufacture of Corn Starch.
- 03- Ask for , KINGSFORD'S STARCH, as the name
• Gringo hat weal, been taken by another factory.
= ltds sold by all the hest grocers In nearly every part
-of the country,, - -
~ T. 'KINGSFORD k OSWECio CORN OTAROEt
, , (for puddings, etc.) 'Mut 'obtained an' equal
• ~yrrith their titarch . forthe laundry,, , This article IS oar
featli Purei and leo lit relPeot, oval to the beet
Dermoda4rrtier itootibeirldee having additional quell-,
ties which render It invaluable fob thwdessert. - •
Potato Starch has been eatetutively, voiced bild sold
as Corn Morph; wipes givon,false Impressions to many,
AA 00 the real merits yf oar CorstOtarehi,,:.,,
A ncr i t , irreal,Aollooy and puritY, it ni:eoming
nto,generaittse as a diet for lafants,sodliaValide
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VOL. I-NO. 104.
ptiILADALPAIA POST OFFICE,
NOYSIII3I3II 26211, 1857.
To insure - the morn rapid and frequent delfrery of.
letters in thisalty, the Postmnater i3eneral has author
the following changes in the times and manner of
delivery within the limits of the Philadelphia Office :
Four Rub-offices have• been established at the follow
NortlioaAtern--447 CO/TAS SIRIIRT, near rIPTII.
..Northwestern-437arao aiRDICK HALL, TIIIIVITAKTIT
and Brawl GARDIOI.
WOIII.BM-4621011113111111 . Mt of EIEVENTERNRII.
24th .Ward--Unnits7 STRUT, Cid Of PARK.
Ea& of these oflioes, es well es the &mut, or principal
'office,- is the cootie or a delivery and collection
,triot,and Item each FIVE DELIVERIES will be made
daily by the Government Letter Carriers, of all letters
arriving In the mail i, 'or collected from tho sub-offices
and boxes, far city delivery. The deliveries will be
,made at the following hours:
7 o'cloc k , morning.
a ff •
In connection with the erth-offices, boxes are located
at" convenient points In each district, in which letters
may be deposited for the malls, or for delivery to other
area of the city. Collections will be made from the
ones TIBIDB A DAY, by' sworn' collectors, de
tailed for that duty exclusively. ' The collections will
be Made at the following hours :
- - 8 o'clock, morning. •
' 1.'"• .attenloon.
The collection at 0.80, In the afternoon, Is for the
mails Only, and will be made every day, including Sun
IjOr No charge will- be made for carrying Lettere
to the Poet Office. • •
AU" , Letters. for ,Oity Delivery, Two Gents each.
'Peastestre'Xspletiornpninlesition between the principal
office and the sub-offices, there bee been provided a see
alai service of horses and wagons, which will arrive
and depart with precision, according to a time-table
prepared for the purpose.
The city is divided by Tenth street, Vine street, and
the Schuylkill liver, into atm districts.
The Central district, embraces that Section'a the city
east of Tenth, etreet and south' of Vine street. The
present Post Office is the centre point for this district.
The Western' district embraces that 'motion of the city
West of Tenth street and south of Vine Wept. Sub-
Office No. 1021 Ohentnnt street.
The Northeastern district embraces .that pert of the
cltyeast of Tenth .street and north, ef. Vine street, ex
clusive of the old districts of Kensington and Richmond.
finb-office, No. 447 Goatee street, near Binh.
The Northwestern district embraces that section of
the city west' elf Tenth street and north of Vine street.
Sub-officio, Spring Garden Nall.
The Twenty,fourth ward dist-lot embraces, that part
of the city west of .the Schuylkill. Bub-office, Market
street, east of Park street.
The carriers in each district will start from the office
of the district, and letters deposited in the boxes of a
district will be taken by the collectors to the district
office. - •
The city has been divided into walks of convenient
size, with reference to business and extent of territory.
On each of these • there will be two carriers, who will
divide the walk between them for the despatch of busi
ness at the principal mail deliveries, but at other times
the whole walkway be attended by either one of the
carriers. . „
The enb-officee Will be' open daily (except Sunday,)
from 7 A. ki. until 7% P. hi., and on Sunday from 8 to 9
A. M., and from'2 to SP. M. stamps can be procured
at allot the sub.otlices, and letters prePaidenddeposited
for the mails the same as at the principal office,
Ey" Letters to be " registered" moat be taken to the
Central or principal office, • •
irr Advertised letters cannot be delivered at the sub
offices, but at the principal office only, as at present.
• Wherever no il,eity.• Is spoken of in this advertise
ment, It should be understood to mean the parts com
pactly bulitup, except Kensington and Richmond, each
of which has a Post Office of its own. The Kensington
Postmaster has made ouch arrangements as will make
his district conform, In all particulars, to this system.
The charges for the -delivery of city letters will be the
same, thereforeiln the Kensington district as In other
parts of, the City, viz, two cents will pay for a letter to
and from Kensington. _
The system ta i ip be pfilfit operation on Tuesday,
A. flat of the places where 'United States Mail boxes
are located win be published inn few days. '
Like every Invasion of an old routine, in a vast este&
lhhment likethe Post Office, this change may create
some temporary embiftassment, and not work perfectly
for, a few days or weeks. It may, therefore, require
'seine short Indulgence from the public. No effort,how.
ever, will be spared on my part to secure the perfect
working of a system, which experience elsewhere has
shown to be so beneficial to the public ; and which I
have no doubt 'will ; aeon be regerded hero also ass
great progress in pbetal business.
I 'respectfully ask the co-operation of the citizens of
Philadelphia In behalf of the new system.
- n039-8t GIDEON G., WESTOOTT, Postmaster.
11"; SHERIFF-:- ' •
' °Align S. WRIGIIT,
• • 1/11711 MARV.
13111•Ject to Demociatto mho. • nol7-I.mit
ALDEIMEAN GEORGE MOORED
Subject to.Deliocratto Rules.
VOA SHERIFF •
JAIIRS G. GIBSON,
&Meet to Democratle Rules. no6-Bm*
D W ARD T. IdOTT,
— . TWELFTH WARD .; -
ITOTIOE IS HERE EY 'GIVEN THAT THE
firm of REISS BROTIIERS & CO., heretofore ox.
toting in New York o.nd Phlladelphis, is this day DIS•
SOLYEDby mutual consent, and that the baldness of
'the firm will'only be carried on for the purpose of li
- , ErmouitEiss,
JOO ,PO l
November 10. nolo-d3tAtuthe-M
HALL 'Or " ST. JAMES THE LESS,
' A FAMILY BOARDING sortoormon BOYS.
Rat B. R. Bataan, Ramon.
Tho AntaniVieoelon lOU' begin on TUEBDAY, Bep.
(Brenton my be obtained.st the Book Store of 11,
HOOKER, 8. W. corner EIGHTH and CHESTNUT, or
of the Rectee, Pock Office, rag of BohnyDdll,
fiRITTENDEN'e. nithet.DBLPHIA (NM
MEROLBL COLLEGE, S. E. corner of SEVENTH
and CHESTNUT Streets, Second end Third Stories. -
BOOR.HEEPING, PENMANSHIP, every style.
- COMMERCIAL LAWS AND FORM: •
'LECTURES, Re. .
•- Bleb Student lute individted instruction from comps.
tent and attentive Teachers, under the immediate
superrlSlon of the Principal.
One of the Rest Penmen in the Ociuntry bait charge of
the Writing Department. -
.Ploas6 cell and see Specimens and get a Catalogue of
Torcue,..bo: • ocB.y
PROFESSOR SAUNDERS' INSTITUTE,
No Seminary whatever is more like a private family.
The coarse of study Is extensive and thoronih. Pro
fessor Bounders still_ receive a rev more 'pp Is under
esitrteehLyeara of age ihto hie family. nottire of
Ressrs:J: S: Silver and Mathew - Newkirk, or Gel. J. W.
Pommy, Editor of this Paper, whose sons or wards are
now members of his . se ,t,14-tf
BOOTS.. AND SHOES.—Tho 'subscriber
haa on hand a large and varied etock of ROOTS
and SHOES - , which he will sell at the lowest prices.
GEO. W. TAYLOR,
no2l-1y S. E. corner HUTH and MARKET St.
pALL STOCK OEDOOTS AND SHOES.
.1; —JOSEPLI 8. T/10/41430N k CO., No. 814 MAR-
E= Street, and Nos. 8 and 6 FRANKLIN PLACE,
have new in store. a large and well-asaortod stock of
BOOTS st3BllOZB, of City'and Ekatern manufacture,
which they oder for sale on the beat terms for Cash, or
on tlnfueual oredlt.• - • • •
tt are invit e d to tall and examine their at stook
iliTottee t 0 Oronsigitges.
NOTICE TO' CONSIGNEES. -
Tho ship PHILADELPHIA, from Liverpool, Is
now discharging under general order, at' SILIPPEN
STRIMT, WHAM'. Consignees will please atcend to
receipt of their goods.
non , RIORARDSON & CO.
NOTICE Tia .CONSIGNEES.— Tho ship
11'•PIIILADBLPHIA, Captain. Pool, from Liverpool,
is now ready to discharge at ghippen street wharf. Con—
si`neea•will plessodeliver their permits to the Custom
house officer on board.. All goods not permited in dve
days Will be sent to public store.
; • • THOMAS ItIOLIARDSON k CO.
-far .oale. atib.Zo .:et.
TIESIRABLE OFFICES at 520 WALNUT
St., opposite the State Muse., one of the best
beelines 'locations In Philedelphis, with heat, light,
and oil modern conienienees. Apply on the promicee,
Room No. 8 le V. W. J. BALL, Agent. no2o
WONDERS' OP THE AGE—LIGHT,
LIMIT ItOIV'ALL.—PETERS & SIInOPE,
Patent Dion-Egploalen Self-Generating GAS LAMPS is
just the thing to suit all. Price f 1.60 up ; alt may have
ettperior Light by calling et their Depot,
' This .Lamp in Waited to all places and purposes, and
only requires a trial to test ite advantages over all
ethers, The Lamp; forms its own gas. Our Patent
Burners can be fitted to every ordinary Fluid Lamp,
with little expenee, withont the least possible danger.
Ali are invited; to call and examine for themselves.
Town, County, and State:rights for ;tale.
The proprietors aro in want 9f Agents, giving a rare
chance to make mow.
n024-3m 128 South 4th St , Chestnut, Phi
CLOVER SEED:--:-,NOTICE TO PENN
The ruxlewig.ned ire now prepared to purchase for
cash, prime Clover Ned of the new crop. Pennsylvania
storekeepers and farmers, by sending samples to our
address can, at all times, ascertain te price et wh ic a
we lode bnying. Parties wishing eamples,,by which
be governed as *quality', can have them sent by natal,
by addrestitig us. • , 01.14818 & 00,
esele-tt 48 Mirth trout; and 44 Water streete
4lig. - --ECONOMYIN GALS BILLS.—THE
- wet Gam Reeitlaterie ever offered for Rive Dot.
lure. ' or sato by the WATEE6tAN GAS REGULA
TOR 00M4.4Ti •
'OO2O-led , " 602 FILESTNUT Street.
MANILLA 11 0 PE.::-SUPERIOR MA
4 , 244.041 , 4 Mrs; puntaVitared and to, agi o by
W.NAVN4 ) prri,xß &
eaRA , t , No. 29 N. Scator mt.. snd 92 N. Wbeiyes
PIRITS" TURFENTINE-200 bbla Spirit
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PHILADELPHIA, TUFADAY, DECEMBER 1, 1857.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 4867.'1:7
A DRAMA OF REAL LIFE;
The London Morning POJI supplies us Witb,
a narrative, curious and true, of circumstances
elicited in ono of the English law '410!
which shows some of the working of the IltB%
trimonial system in the old country, and resAly
reads more like the plot of an amusing CO*rt
dy than a chapter in real life. A gentlemsia
limited means applied to a Matrimonial Age*,
OMee, entered his name, paid his fee, 444
his desire—to obtain re a wife with mouey'l ,
was shown a large number of ladies' pOrtralts,
and, after minute inquiries, expressed hitudidf
pleased with one, the original of which 404
$BO,OOO in her own right—he was told t .
correspondence between the parties was Ote
result—unfertunately the letters have notiOn
published—and, at last, on paying $75 to $1,42
more to the hymenial go-between, the agentiOr
persons if not hearts, the wife-seeker, ; Wl4o:
name is ALLEN, obtained an interview with4e2
lady. As ALLEN had simply described hhififtllf
as only wanting "a woman with moneylt
may be imagined that ho was not likely:t& o:
dissatisfied with any crinolined possessoi of
$BO,OOO. However, the lady whom ho
tually had youth, if not good loohs, and Mr.'
ALLEN, considering himself very fort:unato,'
pressed his suit like an ardent (money-laint-t
ing) lover, as ho was,'and was duly and tem:,
dolly accepted. Hero ends Act lof tlfts'illb-;
Sharp as ho was, (or ought to be, for Ite*fie
a bill-broker by profession), Mr. Az
so completely taken in by the appearance*
the demoiselle, that ho omitted to satisfy
self whether or not her reputed fortune' muff
it) notes oftbe Bank of England, or the icEialik
of Elegance." Dazzled by the diamond-flash
of her bright eyes, our hero omitted to sumer_
tain whether or not the lady had Jewels of a
more earthly kind. Yet ho did not take every
thing for granted. He learned that sho%re
sided at Cheltenham, a fashionable watering
place, and thither he betook himself. Thera,
he actually saw the lady riding In a private
carriage, which he naturally assumed to bb
her own, and became satisfied that she also
possessed the luxury of a lady's maid. lc The
course of true love never yet ran smooth
and the lady confessed that eho had made
sort of pro-contract to marry another swain ;
that she would surrender him, for the sake of
her darling Mr. ALLEN ; that it would be ne
cessary, however, to steal a march on this to
be dreaded rival; and that, therefore,. is,
she dreaded to excite suspicion by ordering the
usual matrimonial trousseau, she must ataiftin
her bridal tour, minus the silks and means,
laces and feathers, velvets and moires antivie
usual, we believe, on those extremely Interest
ing occasions. Every man, wo aro perautded,
has some vanity in his composition—kolne
times to a much larger extent than much
abused Womankind possess—and what could
be more flattering to Mr. ALLEN'S amour
propre than the assurance, gently confessed
with half a sigh, and half a smile, that the
lady had fancied another, but was now willing
to devote herself to himself alone? ALLEN
was properly tickled, no doubt, and agreed to
marry the lady, oven though she did not ap.
pear at the altar in white silk, a Brussels
veil, and a darling gossamery bonnet, Aft
med with a fitting array of orange blossoms.
Ho married her, and here let the curtain
decorously drop on act 11.
having made such a good hit, as lie thought,
Mr. CHARLES him ALLEN determined too - pass
the honeymoon, like a man of spirit ,land
meta.=.!. ,,. rtrr...ftia-4-4baugtkeot,
deficient: in brass, which is pant of the stock, in
trade of a regular bill-shaver, ho wanted what
is sometimes familiarly called tin. He was not
making much gear by his business—as ho had
contrived to spend somewhat more, was cer
tainly not very well off. However, his wife's
$BO,OOO would sot all right, and, on 'the
strength of his being about to make such a
good match, an opulent friend was so kind as
to lend him $1,250. Now, of all places in the
world, there is none where Is a happy couple"
can spend their time and their money more
agreeably and rapidly than Paris with its thea
tres, balls, drives, restaurants, and, above all,
the tempting jewelry stores in the Petals
Royal, and the fascinating millinery shops in
the Boulevards. Reckoning these in the ac
count, and stating that they were nearly fivo
weeks in Paris, the money lasted a long time.
When they reached the house of Mr. ALLEN'S
mother, in London, the $1,250 had dwindled
down to $2O. Hero, with a domestic tableau
of reception, closes Aot
Mothers are much keener than young hus
bands, just emerging from the honoymoon.
The day after the arrival of Mr. ALLEN and his
bride, while the fortunate and happy hugatnd
was sipping his wine and cracking his filberts 'I
atter dinner, in stalked, like Mrs. SIDDONS
as Lady Macbeth, Mrs. ALLEN senior—in a rod
turban and a tremendous passion : perturbed,
In fact, as well as perturb:mod. Without a
moment's pause, or note of preparation, she
pounces down on Ler unsuspicious son.
" Charles John !" sho cried, in a deep voice,
" You 'aye been took in. Instead of marry
a lady, you have married a lady's maid."
Starting up, Charles John exclaimed, in a me
lodramatic manner, "Impossible ! My dear
Sophiar never could deceive me I" How
the dowager Mrs. ALLEN made the dis
covery, is not mentioned—but she w os
right. The individual whom the Cockney hus
band called "Sophiar" was a lady's maid, and
was not " a lady." She protested that the
dowager was mistaken—that this was a wicked
world, apt to slander innocent people—ttat, if
she told her husband a story about the $3Q,000,
(which was invested, not in funds, but on the
security of a splendid chateau en Espagne, or of
the Isle of Skye,) he had also tricked her, by
declaring himself worth $5,000 a year, and that
he "kept a brougham." Finally, it appeared
that she had only hired the carriage at Chet-
Witham, to ride in a few times, while ALLEN
was in that town, and that the attendant wait
ing-maid—the soubrette of this r little drama—
was a quick-witted Abigail, a follow-servant
indeed, who had lent herself lo pats off
Sophiar% as a lady of fortune, and this an
chor her, safely and happily, in the hewn of
matrimony. Worse than this monstrous cheat
ing, Mr. ALLEN found his bride behaving to im
properly, after the fictitious nature of her for
tune had been ascertained, that, in five or six
days after their return from Paris, she left his
house, in company with another man, against
whom he finally brought an action for trim.
con., and recovered $5OO damages which—were
not paid. So closes act IV.
Misfortunes come in battalions. Poor Mr.
ALLEN found it so. That the $30,000 timid
be a myth was bad enough. This was not all.
The faithless "Sophiar" had contrived, before
marriage, to get into debt to the tune of
$3,000, and Mr. ALLEN had to pay. Wanting
pecuniary meant to do this, ho became a gen
tleman in difficulties. Moreover, he had to re
fund what ho had borrowed, on the strength of
his lady's fortune, to cut a dash with in Faris.
Nor is this all; naturally enough, he de
sires to break the matrimonial fetters. But
marriage is a knot easily tied, and (es
pecially in England) not easily loosed. Just
while lie was deliberating what to do, and
how to do it—sitting, in a brown study,
in his office—in walks "Sophiar." She,
it seems, had commenced a suit againat bina
for alimony, and actually had the effrontery to
" tender herself," in legal form, to be taken
back to his bosom, and there nourished, and,
cherished—as his lawffil wife. In default of
his so taking her back, her action for separate
maintenance would lie. No doubt, also, that'
sho would lie—to prove her case. Here, with
the hero sued for his wife's debts at common
law, and put into the ecclesiastical court for
alimony, a sufficiently tragic finale is arrived
at. The audience, acting as a Jury, will give
in a verdict of " served him right," and the
All these circumstances aro very unlike
every-day life is we see it, but have the
strongest family resemblance to every-day life
as represented—on the stage. In ti The
, 9chool for gcheMing," by "BOUROICAULT,
there is precisely such a scene as occurs in
this ease—where a pair of adventurers, mu
tually deceiving and deceived, commit matri
mony, cash in full expectation that the other
Is very rich, and present a ludicrous appear
ance when the truth breaks in upon both, at
tho Name moment.
We have not told this story, however, with
any, view to make our readers smile. We
would only draw attention to the retributive
nature of poor Mr. ALLEN'S punishment. Ho
.merely wanted " a woman with money ;" be
was willing to sell himself for money; lie
misrepreiented his own circumstances to de
ceive this woman, and he was properly served
out by being deceived in turn. We sometimes
notice, in newspapers of New York and this
city, advertisements in which persons calling
themselves men, but evidently not possessing
honorable manly feeling, advertise for wives—
the main qualification being that the fortunate
lady shall possess property. We know not
whether any women so qualified ever do seri
ously reply to such notices; should any be so
weak as to expect fair play or honorable treat
ment from persons who would thus sell them
selves for gold, they may profit by the perusal
of Mr. ALLEN'S matrimonial mishaps, and
apply the moral of the story to their own case.
CITY POLlOE.—NovEtinErt 2
(Reported for The Press.]
TIIANKEIGIVING JOLLIPICAION.—TherO 19 a house
near the funotion of South Seventh and Lombard
streets, inhabited by several families, ono of which
is that of Mr. Barnard O'Lafferty. This house is a
low, 111-coniltioned building; "demur antiqua,"
but not" religicsa," unless sacrifices to Bacchus be
aocopted, in modern times, as tokens of sanctity.
But, to tame to the matter in hand :
Three of tho pity pollee wore passing this
building, at a late hour last night, when they hoard
Cries, threats, and loud laments and mingled war "
They paused to listen, and (we hope) were
shocked to hoar a rich swell of female yokes en
gaged in a tripartite piece of music, which might
have represented, in a demoniac opera, a warm
altereatior carried on between the three furies—
nupposing those venerable ladies to be in a state
of "considerable elevation." After a short in
terval, the door was opened, and out walked airs.
Molly O'Lafferty, the lady of the house, with a
stoneware pitcher in her band. She appeared to
bo snaking ter way to a neighboring liquor store,
which, for public accommodation, is kept open at
all hours of the night, so that
" Obedient slumbers which can wake and weep
may not want their trainee, and that those who,
Punctual as levers, to the moment sworn,
Bold assignation with their wee,"
may not find that interview a dry nndunallevinted
affliction. The policemen, who have prnoticed eyes
in such matters, observed Mrs. O'Lafferty's gait,
as she proceeded in search of comfort, and imagin
ed that she was giving herself a good deal of un
necessary trouble; not because she did not stand
in need of consolation, but because that particular
kind she was seeking bad been sufficiently tested
already. With this view of her ease, the mon of
office took Mrs. O'L. under their protection, and,
while ono endeavored, with his good counsel, to
strengthen her feet in the right way, the other two
entered the house to extend the same kindness to
The scene which now presented itself to the ob
servation of the officers proved that the idea of
Pope, "to enjoy is to obey," may be overstrained
in practice; for the signs of festiye enjoyment in
O'Laffertee habitation were of the most exaggera
ted character., The uncarpeted floor was covered
with broken orockery-ware and fragmentary glass
bottles, while streams of various liquids flowed, like
Australian rivers, to and from all points of the.
compass. In the midst of a conglomeration of
heterogeneous matter; lay six ladles and five gen
tlemen in various stages of alcoholic beatification.
The proprietor of the establishment, Mr. Barney
O'Lafferty, reclining with his back against a wall
.tindAJeknis battlo ensiled 4ptivteen his hands, was
yet - sober oneugtvw I—firs4t
ity by inviting the officers to "come and take a
They complied with this gracious invitation by
' pulling" Mr. O'Latrorty himself.
When told by the examining rgistrate that his
house born a bad character, Barney answered art
"DM' may care about the ebarnother of the
home, so as I hare a good r eharaether meself ;
and troth thorn's ilogiAtr-, as hundreds of
respietable people ort.
He was held to bail in $5OO, to make him regu
late hie domestie affairs hotter. W.
For The Prem.]
The people of America (and with very
gOod reason, it is true) are not a little addicted
to boasting of the unapproachable superiority
of their political institutions. They delight
to compare those impalpable illusions, which
on the Continent of Europe aro yclept "Con
stitutions," with the admirable charters of the
same name rimier whose noble canopies they
delight to dwell. It is with a sentiment of
patriotism, amounting to enthusiasm, (and al
most amounting to veneration,) that they de
scant upon the origin and history of these im
perishable documents, and fondly predict for
them a perpetuity as lasting as that of hu
manity itself. It is with a peculiar unction,
however, that they carp upon the tyranny of
European Parliaments in usurping the solo
and exclusive right of reasoning for the peo
ple, and brand with the name of outrageous
arrogance their gross assumption of political
All this is more or less a just expression of
correct American sentiment. But whilst it is
admitted to be over so true, are we not indo
lently (through that spirit of conservatism,
which, even in the wildest Democracies, is in
separable from human nature) actually drift
ing into a similar class of errors? Do we not
abandon to our Legislatures too much of the
duty and too much of the labor of reelecting
and deciding for us upon public questions I
And do wo not tolerate in them too much of
that same European assumption of holding
higher qualifications than ourselves for so
doing? To answer theso inquiries, let a
glance be directed, amongst many other things,
to our legislation upon usury.
Our usury laws are not only effete, but
fossil. Nay, they aro not only fossil, but
paleontological. They originated before the
flood, and are just as uncongenial with the
order of modern enlightenment and civiliza
tion as a man himself would be in the board
and garb and dialect of Methuselah or Noah !
There are practically no usury laws in Eng
land, the National Bank being very properly
allowed to graduate for herself the current
rate of Interest. The merchants do the same.
There are no usury laws in Holland; and
yet in both these countries money rarely rises
to a value exceeding four per cent. per annum.
With us, every man in his senses who knows
anything upon the subject, knows perfectly
well that the usury laws aro but a nominal
restraint except to the very strictly moral (the
class of people, by the way, who require no
laws), and that all the rest of the world do
precisely as they please.
To enact laws which no citizen respects,
and which are flatly in the teeth of public
opinion, is a folly which no one but a member
of a Legislature would uphold. And yet, be
cause these laws have stood upon our books
since the beginning of time, (and, as it would
seem, for this reason only), they are permitted
still to remain there, an opprobrium to the en
lightened intelligence and the enlightened mo
rality of the most discerning community in
In speaking rather dogmatically on this sub
ject, however, it will not be understood that
this article means more, or is intended to mean
more, than to challenge (if they exist) an ex
hibition of those reasons and arguments by
which a system of such purely obsolete ab
surdity is to be justified. As clogs, shackles,
manacles upon the energy and enterprise of
the community, the existing usury laws possess
an extraordinary degree of merit; in any other
Interpretation, they are a mere nuisance. But
the millennium has not yet arrived, and every
body has not yet begun to reason exactly alike;
so let us hear from the c oracles on the other
It is time—full time—that this and de
fl net subject (like the bodies of the Egyptian
dead) were unfolded, examined, and finally
adjudicated. 'lf Its perpetuation be found
necessary to tho public weal, let it continue
until the neat flood by all possible means. If,
however, upon the other hand, it is a palpable
post and nuisance, (as many most religiously
why overboard with it, into the lowest
deep, and, lot us lighten
. ship. At least, so
says yours truly, X. L.
Priudinirmim, Nov. 10,1867.
An aged lady, Mrs. Mary A. Machonovas
drowned In the Shenandoah river, opposite her
residence In South Bolivar, in Jefferson county,
Va., a few daye ago. It Is supposed she was in the
Act of otOopfoig to sot wotor and tumbled in,
THINGS IN ASPIN WALL
Correspondence of The Press.]
ASPIN WALL, New Granada, Nov. 20, 1857.
As the steamer "Northern Light" has been
detained by an accident to the cars, on the
Panama Railroad, which left Panama yester
day afternoon, with some six hundred pas
sengers, I have time to write you a few lines.
FORNEY'S PHILADELPHIA. PRESS (California
edition) has found its way to popularity here,
as well as it certainly will elsewhere. The
arrival of the hi-monthly steamers is quite
an epoch in the uninteresting and inactive
life of the Isthmus; it bripgs us letters from
home and the prominent journals of our At
lantic cities. THE PRESS is readily picked up.
Its careful digest of all the current topics of
the day plainly indicates that Philadelphia now
has what it has long needed—a journal Pally
equal to the Now York issues.
Strolling over the dock of the United
States steam-frigate Wabash, now lying in our
harbor, I noticed many of the crew with the
Paass, evidently sent to them by their friends
at home. Speaking of this magnificent craft,
we can congratulate ourselves in having so tine
a vessel in our harbor, probably the most sue.
cessful of the six now steamers. This vessel
has been here during nearly all of the rainy
season, and, poor fellowslthey have had a most
cheerless and uncomfortable time of it. It'
rains here in such a way as no one can imagine,
or get a correct idea of, but by experience,
and I certainly would not recommend that.
The Isthmus fever prevails as usual. The
Wabash has 'lost but two men, but have many
cases. It - would have been worse, bad they
not anchored far to seaward. Speaking of
naval matters, the Saratoga is at Greytown,
enjoying ii probably as much as the vessels at
The United States steamer Fulton is now
at Boca del Torro, some hundred and twenty
miles from hero, looking out for Walker on
the Costa Rican coast—so says the Panama
Her Majesty's ship "Brunswick" sailed
hence yesterday for Cartagena, en route for
Jamaica and home.
The United States surveying schooner Vs.
rona is now at Cartagena with a scientific
corps sent hero by our Government, to explore
certain portions of the Isthmus, with a view to
construct a ship-canal.
The English mail steamer Thames arrived
hero yesterday from Greytown, having on
board the U. S. consul at that port.
The U. S. consuls of Greytown and Aspin
wall were yesterday taken with the Isthmus
fever whilst dining on board the U. S. mail
steamer Northern Light. It proved but of
short duration, and both gentlemen are about
Colonel H. L. Kinney, of Texas celebrity,
is here—l suppose on business connected with
his Mosquito grant. Ile is still a fine-looking
personage, but looks worn.
Col. 'Totten, the efficient engineer-in -chief
of the Panama Railroad, has just issued an
order that all foreign coins will hereafter be
taken only at the American standard. This is
an important move on the part of the Colonel,
as the business of the Panama Railroad
Company is the main spring of all operations
on the Isthmus, and a variety of coins, coin•
prising those of nearly every country on the
globe, is to be found here. An American
half-eagle is always " salted down."
FROM NEW ORLEANS
Correspondence of The Press ]
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18, 1857
Our State elections have terminated gen
erally as was anticipated. Davidson has
beaten down thb violent and unkoly
that had been organized for his defeat and
the disruption of the Democratic party of
Louisiana. The "people" took tho matter
in hand, just as I predicted, and have record
ed ttheir verdict against the disorganizers.
Davidson remained on his.plantation whilst
the battle was raging, reliant and confident
upon the true Democracy of his district. A
perfect " Waterloo" has been the result.
Sigur is not the only man of note left dead on
the field—four or five leaders, of high rank,
have been mortally wounded, with sundry and
divers subalterns who are reported amongst
the killed and missing. A great victory has
been achieved by the union-loving Democrats
of Louisiana—the handful of fire-eaters, who
tbr the first time vonlorod to make the Inoue
of secession before the people have been
routed and scattered to the winds—Mr. Bu
chanan and his Administration have been en
dorsed by the people, and the " Sugar State"
has again declared her unchanging love for
the union of the States.
A despatch published in the Parss, dated
New Orleans, November 5, which claims the
election of the Hon. Miles Taylor as an anti-
Slidell triumph, was news to us hero. No such
issue was known—Miles Taylor was unani
mously chosen as the candidate for Congress
in the second district; no other name was
ever mentioned in connection with that dis
trict; and although the relations existing be
tween Mr. Slidell and Mr. Taylor may not be of
the most cordial character, yet Mr. Taylor was
supported warmly by every Slidell man in his
district. It is true that Mr. Slidell has some
enemies in his party—it is also true that he is
cordially hated by the Americans and traitors
of the Whig party; but there is no man, in any
State in the Union, who holds so enviable a
position with his party as Mr. John Slidell. We
aro proud to claim him as our chief, and to re
cognise him as a trusted advocate of Demo
cratic principles. The small majority received
by the Hon. Mlles Taylor disappointed
every one—none more than myself. When
you take Into consideration the fact that
the district gave upwards of 2,000 votes
against Mr. Buchanan, and that Hardesty, the
American candidate, received a majority of
one hundred and forty-two votes over Robin
son, the Democratic nominee, it may be safe
ly conceded as an American district, and Mr.
Taylor should be proud of this acknowledg
ment to his talents and worth; and although
ho beat Colonel Hunt, the American candidate
for Congress, in a previous election in this dis
trict by a large majority, the conclusion be
comes a certainty, that Hunt was defeated
alone on account of his vote against the Kan
sas-Nebraska act. A United States Senator
will be chosen at the meeting of the Legisla
ture, to succeed the Hon. J. P. Benjamin,
whose term expires in March, 1859. If North
Louisiana claims the Senator, which I have
learned she will, the Hon. I. M. Sandidge, the
the member elect from the Fourth Congres
sional District, will succeed Mr. Benjamin. On
tills you may rely. Mr. Benjamin's services
are properly appreciated in this State, but the
rural districts is ill oppose the selection of the
two Senators from the city. The American
party has elected but two Senators at the re
cent election, and the Democratic majority on
joint ballot is supposed to be twenty-two, and
over Americans and dihaffected Democrats,
and all shades of opinion, eight, which may he
considered a safe working majority. The re
elettion of the Hon. A. G. Brown, with but
four opposition, to the United States Senate
from Mississippi, is regarded here as a piece
off the same cloth. Great satisfaction is ex
pressed at the result. There was an effort to
beat him, but the contest was abandoned, and
the field was left clear for Brown two days pre
vious to the meeting of the callous which no
minated. Our banks are all paying specie.
Cotton is active, and money plenty. We de
mand specie for cotton—no Bank of England
certificates, no sight bills, no sterling ex
change, but the Benton drops, the yellow bags
—and they conic pouring in. Cotton is king.
The Reading (Va.) Gazette relates the fol
lowing incident in connection with the murder of
Miss Haver "It seems that Petor Fisher, upon
whose information Samuel Hoilner was arrested
on suspicion of being implicated in the murder of
Adeline Bayer, is something of a spiritualist, and
was led to lodge complaint against Milner by an
alleged spiritual rovolation. The Minersvillo
Trorinatmen's Advocate takes Fisher severely to
task for - the part he played in this arrest. It says
that ho relied upon the miraculous circumstance
that after a long prayer to Heaven to enlighten
him as to the person who killed Miss Haver, the
figure of Samuel Holly= rose before his imagina
tion ! It is further said that Heilner's aged mo
ther was very ninth distressed at his arrest for tho
heinous ()rime, and that her life was at one time in
danger. His family have been put to a great deal
of trouble and expense on account of it. Fisher
appears extremely anxious to obtain the reward of
5500, offered by our county commissioners, for the
apprehension of the murderer. It was understood
at the alderman's office, that before the cam of
Milner was decided, ho had pitched upon another
individual as the guilty party. Up to the present,
however, no new arrest has been made.
Heber Kimball and the prophets are ex
pecting a good old time when the booty falls into
the hands of the children of Israel. He says in a
speech reported in the Deseret News : Will we
have manna? The United States have seven hun
dred wagons loaded, with about two tons to ouch
wagon, with all kinds of things, and then seven
thousand head of cattle, and there are said to be
two thousand live hundred troops, with this and that
and the othor ; that is all y right. Suppose this
don't got hero, but all the goods and cattle come ;
well, that would bo a mighty help to no, that would
clothe up the boys and girls and make them com
fortable, and then remember, there are fifteen
months' provisions besides. I am only talking
about this. Suppose it extends on for four or fivo
years, and they send one hundred thousand troops
and provisions and goods in proportion, and every
thing else got here, and they did not.
Mr. Forrest's engagement at St. Louis has
been signally successful.
4t L(IZND k.~
SARTOR REM. OA.
BY WHY 11171517 C.
[For The Pron.]
Long live Carlyle for beautifying this sad ne
cessity ! Who does not thank bim, in this day of
hard times, as they turn over the old clothes of
last year's fashion? Has he not set us the example
of diligence in 'bringing out of the past such wan
ing apparel as we thought had served Its time and
generation? Many a thrifty house-wife will dive
far down into old chests and drawers the coming
winter, bringing out coats, cloaks, and dresses that
were safely stored from the moth. Now, when
people talk so much about the extravagance of
getting new, they must remember that the old is
not thrown away, but transferred to some needy
relative or friend to make a decent, resseetable
appearance. How few bandies of clothing that
were intended for that purpose will find the door
of the suffering poor? More to "my uncle's,"
most likely. Things that were laid aside for be
nevolent purposes, to be dealt out, as occasion
might require, to the unclad children of want, may
again be on the backs of their former wearers, for
went of means to purchase new. When we speak
of means, we would be understood as saying cash,
which was wont to bring to our homes such affairs
as cloaks, bonnets, and rich silks wherein to enrobe
ourselves, and for want of which wo must now wear
Every one is poor In these days. Indeed, it is quite
the fashion to be thought out at the elbows regard
ing money matters. There is coarcely a lady of
respectability who would dare acknowledge the
buying new articles bat what the sternest necessity
demands. She must not do so, lest the finger of
scorn point at her as the wife or daughter - of one
who cannot pay his debts: So universalhu this
become (In New York at least) that it is really
laughable to bear them when they come together,
and to see the anxiety of each to have it understood
that they "are not going to get anything new
this winter." There may be people who, in the
fame of these facia, will flourish elegant habiliments
and equipage, but they are souse, and may they
be fewer for humanity's sake, far what woman,
with sae spark of pity in her breast, will spend
money on her perion while her neighbor or fellow
beings want food or fire? No ! The majority of
them are not so selfish, and for the honor of woman
hood let it be proven that we are not
True and honest women there are, the world is
full of them, notwithstanding so much that is laid to
their charge, who have not lent their aid to bring
about such a state of things as at present exists.
Croakers will have to look beyond a woman's pet
ticoat or bead-gear for the financial difficulty.
Neither does it follow, because some women have
thrown away money on thousand-dollar shawls,
gew-gews and lades, (to their everlasting shame,)
or lived at ruinous rates, that all do. Many wo
men have not done this, though abundantly able
to do so, and if this matter were sifted to the foun
dation, It would be shown that the extravagant
ones are not the wires and daughters of the mer
cantile community ; yet we hear them continually
taunted with fast living and wasteful superfluity.
Every one takes this for granted, because such ef
fort IN made to prove it, and the trouble that Is
taken to shift the responsibility of the times on to
woman's shoulders is absurd in the extreme. All
the creation of man appear to be greening and
travailing as to the cause of the difficulty; and as
they cannot find a reason, but must censure them.
Babied, they most philosophically conclude to pitch
the most of the blame on woman, as being the
root of all evil.
Everything might be said to prove that woman
did not make the Ohio Trutt Company fail ; that
she did not gamble in kooks, or have any thing to
do with the tariff; that she was not the author of
the present system of banking, building railroads,
or editing panic journals; that she was not eon
corned in making laws, or troubled herself about
the United States Mint. Her wants are not each.
that she should demand that real estate and
everything else should become double Its nominal
value. And, although she eats and drinks, she
does not authorise the rascally our-buyer 3 M go
into the country and purchase every article of
produce cheap as possible, (even the eggs before
they are laid, butter while in the grass and clover,
apples in the blossom, and grain before it is out of
the ground,) and then to come home and sit down
in the market and talk about the high price of
provisions, while they sell for thrice their cost,
simply because people who are not producers must
starve If they do not buy.
Danz some of these fellows with. s.rew_WslL.
street gamblers! All are equally blameable; one
gambles in stooks, the others iit the necessities of
life. Do this and others will take warning. Make
it a State prison offence fora man to get Mt, than
the real value and fair profit of any article! FA.
tablish a gold and silver onrreney, make a good
protective tariff for five or ten years, drive one
half the people out into the country, and let the
other half oomo to their senses if they ever bad
any, and act accordingly. Then, if we have "hard
times," you may charge it on us, and we will
wear old clothes until the end of time.
For the last seven [years all mortal things have
taken to Indation—petticoats and balloons not Ix
°opted. Alas! everything seems of more wilco
than honest men. How to get the most out of
nothing is the law and gospel of the nation. If
preachers and churches cannot bring about a bet
ter state of things in the morals of the community,
we had better throw them overboard, and navi
gate for the other world viithoat pilots or compass
These times will prove the boat preachers after all,
and men will be obliged to heed them, but, better
than all, they will show us where the gold is in the
heart of the people. We needed the crises, and it
will do its work too. By equalizing all things,
and distributing commerce, science, literature, and
wealth more uniform, will be the lot of all, Though
many good men suffer by the whirlwind, and the
labor of years is swept away, yet it is well that
sacrifices should be made by a few for the good of
the many ; and if nothing worse betel woman than
living economically and wearing old clothes, she
may take courage and hold up her head, if it
has not a bonnet on of tho very latest fashion.
Many will ask what is to become of our helpless
family. Let them not be troubled. Women have
more endurance than men, and they will not be
found fainting should the worst come to the worst,
but strong and seltpossessed under every:difficulty.
We have seen many such who have been their hus
band's mental strength when buffeting the fright
ful waves of the present storm—women who have
discharged their servants, and sold their luxurious
homes and sit down to everyday life contented and
hopeful. Thus may it be with every woman to
choose poverty ever before dishonesty.
THE U. S. STEAMER SHUBRICK.
Pacific Coast Light Haute Service—Description
o f h er various Depattment,t—ller Of
Statement Concerning ilk. Ashby,
of the Central America.
A very fine little steamer has been lying
at the navy yard, in an apparently finished
condition, for some time past. She was built for
the purpose of attending the light houses on the
Pacific coast, and is named after Cora. W. B. Situ
brick, chairman of the Light House Board.
The steamer is side-wheel, of hermaphrodite
rig, and is a first-class specimen of workmanship.
Iler dimensions are 140 feet length of keel, 22 feet
beam, and 19 feet bold ; tonnage 372 Although
comparatively of small dimensions, her engine, as
well as every other department. has received par
ticular attention, and it is well worthy of notice.
It is a " steeple " engine, built by the Fulton
Iron Works, of New York, with a fifty-inch
cylinder, and four• feet stroke. The engine
sets in the main deck, instead of' below deck,
as usual, and can alwaja be reached; thus
affording a 'great seourity in the case of leakage.
Iler salometer, by which the amount 'of salt in the
boiler is ascertained, is also above, instead of below
dock; and, indeed, it appears to have been an aim
in the construction to allow the engineer an ()Mire
and constant supervision over overy department.
The boiler is similar to that on tbo United States
steam-frigate Niagara, being of Martin's make,
and supplied with vertical tubes. It is on a much
smaller plan, of course, having enly three furnaces,
requiring the attention of three firemen and half a
dozen coal-passers. The engine cost 821,000. The
total cost of the vessel is yet a matter of dispute,
but will probably be isat Ldown at from sixty to
eighty thousand dollars.
The wheels are constructed on a now principle.
The shaft only extends to about four feet from tho
side of the vessel, not resting as usual on the box;
the paddles extending' outwards ; 80 that the en
tire box may be knocked away, without injury to
the wheels. The latter are nineteen feet in di
ameter, and nine feet six inches face.
A trial trip was made a few weeks since, when
the steamer made (with her throttle valve half open
and an average steam of only fifteen pounds,) sixteen
miles in an hour and twenty minutes. It is esti
mated she will consume six tons of coal per day.
Captain J. Do Camp, of the New York navy yard,
has bean appointed commander. That gentleman
had received a previous appointment as superinten
dent of the Twelfth Light House district, which
comprises the whole of the Pacific. coast from San
Diego Bay up to the Straits of Juan de Faye. A
number of light-houses on the coast are now in
course of erection, and will be completed at an
early day. The vessel will remain there as a light
house tender, to be engaged in sinking buoys, sup
plying the light-homes with provisions, oil, and
other necessary articles
Ample means of defence fiom the attaek of In
dians have been provided.. For this purpose she
is supplied with a very Novel and ingenious appa
ratus for throwing melding water on those who en
deavor to venture near her with hostile intentions.
The apparatus is hose-shaped and made of copper,
disjointed at numerous places and connected with
spiral springs, which are lined with brass, thus al
lowing it to be turned In any direction. There is
an external covering of leather, The hot water is,
of course, received from the boiler. The "scalding
water" will aot hereafter as the white face's return
for the "scalpinkknife;" and, according to the ho
meopathic principle of treatment, similia
bxs, these two equally barbarous processes may, we
tenet, be done away with.
The vessel will also be supplied with oarman• It
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Oarromposidento for « Tao kusii” lrlll ANN box la
adatt iSaihilairtst 'Adore- - --
Beery oommultaation nig be aoxoniteliet by the
name of tb.e "Mat, Ia mitt to hunt* Putotthest
the bir-opt", but 4. We of a meet mieeld
We dull be greatly obliged to gentlemen in Penntyl '
rude and other pates for eontrilintion giTleg the cur
rent Ram of the day In their particular lasilltiea, the
resoureee of the sarroaadiag tatter, the thareeme of
populate% and any fatoeteatioa that sill 'he tatamdieet
to the /mural retutee
AM at first supposed that two large guns stationed
at the stern would suffuse But orders have been
received to await the manufacture of at: guns at
the .Washington navy yard. This order is the
011010 of the present delay of the vessel.
In the selection of his assistant officers, Captain
De Camp has been very successful in securing
those, who in point of discipline and experience,
are without superiors.
Capt. T. A. Harris, the master, had eonunand of
the Hessian war steamer Astoria, (imilt by Mr.
Webb, of New York,) when she was sent home
to the Russian Government. Mr. J. W. Sim
mons, the first lieutenant, was for a long time
an officer on the steamship Pacific. Mr. J.
W. Fraser, the 110C413.4 officer, occupies the
same position he held on the ill-rated Central
America. and the experience he derived from the
trying position in which be was then placed evi
dently renders his services invaluable. The other
officers ere T. I. Winship, chief engineer ; P. T.
McNamara and William Martin, assistant engi
neers: William Wilson, boatswain, and G. C.
Wilson, carpenter. All the officers appear to hail
from New York city, with the exception of Mr.
Honey George. This Philadelphian, whose youth
does not render his discipline in the least inferior
to that of his companions, has been placed in
charge of the stores.
We understand the Shubriek will sail in a few
weeks for her deetination. On her route she will
I stop at Rio, Valparaiso, Panama, Acapulco, pas
sing through the Straits of Magellan_
Daringour visit through the ship, occasion was
had to allude, in the presence of Mr. Frasier, to
the various opinions entertained with regard to the
conduct of the chief engineer of the Central Amer
ica, and we interrogated Mr. F. as to his opinion:
"As officer of the steamer," Mr. F. replied, ~I
have ever restrained from speaking upon the con
duct of a companion, who has been subject to such
grave aosautsona I have been silent, even in the
e of the company in. whose service we were
I believe, however, that If it were
not for publie opinion, he would receive an imme
diate appointment. There is but one charge now
pending against him, to wit: that he did not re
ceive, as'he solemnly assustas he did, an order
from Commander Herndon to Imre the vessel
for assistance: I trust that accusation will soon
be cleared away, public opinion be restored,
and lam eonftdont he will not then be debarred
by the owners from securing an immediate berth
in a vessel. And if he were given command of a
vessel to-morrow, I would willingly place myself
Mr. Frasier' s language was probably not In-
tended by him for publicity, but we believe the
publication of the declaration of one who has had
such ample, opportnnitlea to become acquainted
with the notions or.lir. Ashby will be highly
gratifying to the friends of that gentleman—
among *born Mr. F undoubtedly ranks him
Col. Colt, the famous
,rnanitheeturer of re-
Tolson, we lore by the Hartford (Conn.) Times,
has on a number of occasiont aliewn a goodness of
heart towards the workmen ha...his employ which
is worthy of emulation by...thee manufacturers.
Last month he reduced thereat of his tenants with
in his Improvements on the Sofillilleadows, 15 per
cent. to the contraohn; and 20 par - cent, to all the
laborers in his employ; again on the eve of winter
met a thanksgiving present of a barrel. of floor to
one and all the tenants in his yillsge. Colonel
Colt has in his employ about 600 men, of which Zie,
are men with families, and notwithstanding the
trade in fire-arms, like all others, is almost at a
stand-still, Col. C. having private resourees suffi
cient, has determined to continue his Large manu
facturing business, while there is a shot left in the
locker, and trust to luck and better times for a
market after the cold winter Is gone by.
The following is a complete list of the offi
cers of the United States steam frigate Powhatan,
to sail from Norfolk In a few days for the Pacific,
and on which General Pierce and wife will embark
for Madeira: Captain, (home F. Pearson ; lieu
tenants—first, J. D. Johnson; second, S. D. Tree
chard ; third, W. W. Roberts; fourth. Thomas
Roney; fifth, A. A. Semmes; sixth, A. W. Daher
chain ; fleet surgeon, W. A. W. Spottswood ; passed
assistant do., C.D. Williamson ; assistant do., John
W. Sanford; purser, B. B. Callaher; master, Ho
bert Boyd ; . captain of marines, A. S. Taylor ;
boatswain, Edward Kenney; gunner, Fits
osborn ; carpenter, R. 0. Thomas; sailsaaker, A.
A. Warren; chief engineer, W. IL Shock; first
assistants, W. R. Rutherford, R. C. Potts; mooed
do , G. W. City ; third do., King, urea n, Archer,
A young man, about nineteen years old,
named Edward de Steigeur, acting as mail agent
between Cincinnati and Marietta, a native of
Athens, ()hie, was arrested on Friday morning at
the Marie House, in Cincinnati, upon the charge
of•puzloining. at different times, sundry packages
of money intrusted to him, to the amount, it is nip
prod, of $1,500 to $2,000. A package of SI,COO,
given him at Athens to take to Pomeroy; one of
$B6, to go from Marietta to Berne, and sundry
other packages, containing small amounts, handed
to hint, were never heardibf afterward. The young
man is respectably connected, and his brother is
the postmaster at Athens. He has been suspected
tor - asssortitutri bat trate:wets mod says he oast prove
his innocence, which we hope he can.
From the Oregon papers we learn that Col.
Backenstos, formerly of Illinois, committed suicide
by drowning himself in the Willamette riser. on
the 26th September. He was formerly sheriff cf
Hancock county, Illinois, and as each officer was
prominent in the Mormon troubles in the State in
1835. In the fall of that year, at the head of a
posse he gave an order to fire upon a body resist
ing his authority. A Captain Morrell was killed.
Col. B. was indicted for his murder, and tried in
Peoria county, and acquitted. He went to hteii
co, serred through that war, and in 1849 went to
The Virginia Annual Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Cl:iamb, South, now la session,
have elected the following delegates to the General
Conference, which meets in Nashville, Tenn., neat
May: David B. Doggett, D. D.; William A.
Smith. D. D.; Leroy M. Lee, D. D.; Rev. Lee.
Rosser; Rer. John E. Edwards; Rev. William B.
Resell; Rev. Geo. Carter; Rev. Geo. W. Lang
home; Rev. William W. Bennett; Rev. Jo3eph IL
Davis, and Rev. Mr. &nebula.
We see by the New Jersey Ocean Emblem
that notice is given that application will be made
to the Legislature, at the ensuing sewion, to char
tar a company for the purpose of building a rail
road from some point on Barnegat bay, in the
county of Ocean, to some point on the Delaware at
or near the city of Camden, with a capital of
$1,000,000, with power to increase the same to
$3,040,000. This is an old project, and has many
warm friends in Ocean and adjoining counties.
Eight hundred ships are annually loaded in
Quebec with lumber. The aTerage seine of each
cargo is £BOO, making a„ total of £640,000. The
halt of this immense sum is paid out in cash—to
the farmer for his produce, and for the use of his
teams daring the winter; to the mechanic for his
work; and to the 2,000 laborers who are engaged
in the trade.
The New Orleans Picayune, of Tuesday
week, announces the death in that city of Am.s
D. Frisbee. His father was the first man that
crossed the mountains to Pittsburgh from the east,
to build the first steamboat for the western waters,
and since 1812, the elder Frisbee and his sons bare
been closely connected with the trade and naviga
tion of those waters.
A despatehdated Winthrop, Me., November
20, states that the town poorhouse at Leeds was
burned down the night previous, at about nine
o'clock. Two girls were bunted to death. The
rest of the inmates escaped in their night clothes.
Nothing was saved except some grain in the barn,
and some cattle.
The Nueces (Texas) Valley, of the 7th ult.,
says: "We understand that those of Walker's
boys who suede a rendezvous at Powderborn. bavo
concluded, in consequence of the tightness of the
times, and the watchfulness of Uncle Sam's war
dogs, to abandon the expedition and go home."
Mrs. Carlisle, the wife of Mr. Harvey
residing near Pleasant Dale, Hampshire co ,
Va , was killed on Thursday by the failing of a
tree. - It appears that she was with her husband,
who was engaged in felling trees. when the acci
The warehouse of 3. S. Mitchell S: Co., at
Evansville, Ind., on Walnut street, near the canal,
was destroyed by fire en Tuesday night, with about
four hundred barrels of salt. Loss estimated at
between $5,000 and 56,009, which was partially
covered by insurance.
The " Sons of Malta" in St. Louis are about
to distribute two thousand dollars among the poor
of that city. It gives us pleasure to chronicle
similar kind offices on the part of this order
throughout the principal cities of the Union.
Pisciculture has been successfully introduced
at Salstonstall Lake in Connecticut. Fire mil
lions of eggs of the Lake trout have been deposi
ted in the Lake, and great fishing is expected when
the young ones grow.
Near Baltimore on Thursday, Mr. William
Rhinehart accidentally shot his son while handling
a fowling piece. The grief of the father at tLe
sad mishap was of the most heart-rending char
Captain Linus Washburn, of Middleboro,
Mass., who died a few days agn, was buried by the
aide of five wives, the last of whom died ono year
The Missouri river, in a number of places,
is gorged with ice. and navigation Is almost en
tirely suspended. Several boats on their way up
had great difficulty in reaching St. Louis.
The Boonville (Mo.) Observer informs us
that Mr. Manley, a member of the Minntri
lature. has died of the wounds he received by the
explosion on board the steamer Cataract
William Korre, sentenced to be hung in St.
Louis on the 4th ult., has bad his sefiteuee com
muted by GOY Stewart to imprisonment for life.
A little girl who was bitten by a mad dog in
St Louis the other day had the wound cut out,
poultices applied, and was then made dead drank 1
John 11. Gronewall, a Mexican volunteer,
wu buried with military honors in Baltimore en
A new hose carriage, built by Agnew, of
Philadelphia, has arrived in St. Louis. It has
been christened "The Shake Rag."
A German, named Frederick William Doe.
ring, was kicked to death by a mule in St. Louis
The Chinese are a queer people to go to
market. A friend at Canton writes that a
neighbor of his had just laid in his winter pro
visions—a bind quarter of a horse and two
barrels of bull-dogs, the latter salted to keep.
cr Which, my dear young lady, do you think
the merriest place I" "That immediately
above the atmosphere that surrounds the earth,
I should think ; because I am told that therl
all bodies lose their gravity."