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Andrew J. Eliey, Editor.
Tit nydyv June 3Q S53.'
Tor Canal CommlssioJier,
THOMAS II. JPORSTTII,
of Philadelphia County.
For AudixorGeireral, .. .
of HLSBin County.
p0r Surveyor tneral,-
J. PORTER BKAWLEV,
of Crawford County.
AS the County Committee of Cambria county
is without a Chairman, we, members of said
Committee for the years 1852 and 1853, request
the Democrats of the several districts and towu
.t,; in eaid counrv to meet at their respective
-iQ rMrni? on Saturday, the 2nd day of
Uliivvs " o .
July. 1853, and elect two delegates from each
district, to meet in County Convention at the
Court House, in the borough of Ebeusburg, on
T-uesdav, toe 5th of July, 1853, to nominate a
fall and entire ticket for the Democracy to sup
port at the approaching election, and also to do
any other things that they may deem necessary
for the true interests of the party.
The Delegate elections in each district to be
kept open from 2 until G o'clock P. M.
Michael M'Gaire, John M'Coy,
John M' Bride,
Elisba M. Lucket,
June 16; 1853.
A. 11. Longenecker.
William O Keefe,
John H. Douglass,
Teter M'Gough, .
t- Tho wt5gs boU their Delegate Election
on Saturday, Oth cf July.
jf-The Cambria Guards, Capt. M'DiniMiTrj
will parade on Monday, the 4th of July, in Eb
sJA dinner will be given at the Summit, on
the Fourth, by Mr. Wm. B. Thompson, at his
hotel, which promises to be one of the most
ncherche affairs cf the Ecason. The public are
Eg,.The real, live, straight-haired Indians
will give an exhibition in this town on Monday,
July 11th, end portray the manners and cus
toms of their race. There will be, no doubt, an
inteYestlSg performance,-worth witnessing,
- Maj. Thompson's familiar horse, "San-
fish," expired last night, having fallen over a
bank in the pasture field, some fifteen feet.
His departure for the land of spirits is- lamented
by all who ever backed or drove him,, for he
has done his master and the public some eeif
.vice. ' CJa9. W. Rhey, of Cambria county, has
been appointed Mail gent on the cars from the
"Mountain Hcase" to Pittsburgh. He succeeds ,
Col. Slextz, who "was uiuversably popular with
raen cf both parties, and who so faithfully at
tended to Lis duties -as to merit the - wannest
-commendation of cur citizens."
''- 2?" The Post Master General has established
a new Post Office at Callitzin, Western end of the
Allegheny Tunnel, this county, and John M'.
Hiei, Esq., has been appointed Postmaster.
The selection is a good one, Mr. M'Meel being
a thorough democrat and competent man.
E2?On the 4th cf July a public dinner will
bejserved up at the Hotel of Mrs. Lifzinger, in
this place, to which the ladies and gentlemen of
- the vicinity are invited. Every arrangement
will be made to render the entertainment ngrce
ably pleasant, 'and in all respects one worthy of
tho day we celebrate..
'rTVe are 'sorry to learn that Jas."D. IIam
iltox, Proprietor of the Jefferson House, was
thrown from his wagon, about 1 J miles west of
Ebcnsburg, on Monday last, and had his left leg
fractured below the knee. The horses were
running off at the time. His leg wa3 set by
. Drs. Suiith and Geo Lemrnon, after which he
was conveyed in a carriage to his residence in
Jefferson. lie is recovering from the effects of
CSi-The Fourth will bo celebrated at Jeffer
son by a dinner at the Hotel of Mr. Hamilton,
on which occasion the "Quitman Guards," Capt.
Alexander, will parade. A dance will come off
in the evening, where those desirous can enjoy
"a trip upon the light fantastic toe." Nothing
will be left undone by the host and hostess to
make the party desirable and gratifying.
ESL.Th.e Delegate Elections of the Democrat
ic Party .will be held on Saturday, 2d day of
July, to the importance of which we request
the attention of every member of the party, b
cause we desire to sec the elections well attend
ed &nda desire manifested to place in nomina
tion none but reliable and competent men who
will discharge the duties ' of their office with
promptness and fidelity. , The County Conven
tion will meet next Tuesday.
Sy The Strike upon the Portage Road has
net yet been dully arranged. The Superintend
ent has paid to the hands within ten days from
thirty to forty thousand dollars, which will go
for to relieve their " wants anil . necessities.
Messrs. Hopkins and Clover of the Canal Board
have been over the road, and express the .deter
mination to make a thorough investigation o
the matter, and mete out sufficient punishment
to any person or persons in tho employ of the
State who may have been engaged in any pecu
lation or fraudulent profiting upon the wages of
the bands. In another column will be found the
card of Commissioner Hopkiu's in relation to
tie difficulties. We hope that the disagreement
tnay be speedily settled and all arranged satis
factorily ; and also, we do think, that those
who did strike for that which was justly due
them, should not be proscribed for claiming
their right to be paid, and asserting the truth
that the laborer ia worthy of his hire. Against
the official conduct ef Gca. Ikss we have not
r ? yet heard- a murmur .
I A meeting of divers citizens of the borough of
Hbensburg, was held at the bouse of Airs. .Uary
Atin Litzinger, in" said borough on ThOrsday
evening, June 30th 1853, for the purpose of ma
king arrangements for celebrating, iu au appro
priate manner, the coming unniversary of Amer
On motion, JAMES M'DERMITT, Esq., was
called to the chair, and A. C. Mcixen appointed
Secretary. The President haviug brieny stated
the object of the meeting, the following named
gentlemen were constituted a committee of ar
rangements, viz: E. Hutchinson, Jr., Robert Car
mon, James Kane, Geo. M. Reed, A. J. Rney,
C. D. Steele, Chas. Albright, Evan Crum. Af
ter which it was unanimously agreed that we
celebrate the d.y by an appropriate dinner, to
be iven at the house of Mxa. JIary Ana Lit-,
zinger, at 1 o'clocK of said day, at which time
and place the public generally, and the ladies
particularly, are invited to attend and partici
pate with us on the occasion. On motion, ad
journed. JAMEd M'DERMITT, trts.
A. C. Mcilen, (bee.
THE LATE STRIKE.
We present below the statement of CoL Hop
kins, one ot tne lioaru or Canal uommiasioners,
in. relation to the recent proceedings on the Al
legheny Portage Railroad.
PiTTSBt'itGn, June 21, 185,3. .
Messes. Keesax & Hastings :
Gentlemen Allow me a small space in your
paper to correct au error into which several ot
your cotemporuries have fallen, in relereuce to
the "Strike on the Allegheny Portage liauroad. j
That the public mind should be excited, and :
that the press should speak out at such au be- i
currence is quite natural, for it one-half of what
is set forth iu the manifesto of the parties ag
grieved be true, the wonder is that they should
have endured such oppression so long. But be
fore editors should . permit themselves to de
nounce particular individuals as the authors of
the evils complaiued of, they ought to know that
they deserve to be denounced.
1 fully concur with those who
have gone the
farthest in condemning the causes which have
led to this unfortunate affair, but I submit whe
ther it is right .to denounce indiscriminately all
officers who may happen to be iu the public ser
vice. With these preliminary remarks I will
briefly state the facts, so far as I have been able
to ascertain them, and then leave an impartial
public. to decide how much censure ought to be
laid at.the door of the Canal Board, of which I
am now a member. Before the undersigned be
camea member of the Board, a report had bej-n
made setting forth the entire indebtedness of the
Portage .road, as well as the Philadelphia and'
ColumUia road, and various lines of Canal, nal
tttlo an estimate of the amount reouired to Lav i
all the officers and hands in the employ of . the -
Commonwealth the present year. i
This was all. the Board could do at th& time. !
I have not that report, . iior the annrot ria.i j-l
bill before me, but I believe the amounts asked
for to pay old debts, due laborers, etc., t.n we
as tne amount reamrea to duv tuein tno :ictu
year, were allowed. . - . . ;
The question then arises. Why have thejj laon
not been paid? I very frankly confess my in
ability to give a satisfactory answer, and not
being willing to follow the example of some oth
ers and denounce innocent parties, ! have institu
ted inquiries into the causes of the nonpayment
of this sufferiug'and meritorious class of ourfel-
low citzens. In this connectiou I leein it out
just to myself to state that I -had supposed that
these claims had all beeu paid. I kuew that the
money had been appropriated for the purpose,
antT:as I Lfad 'passed over tho road at least a
half doaoii -of Uuiw BrLthi W 4w uoutlu.
and not a man mentioned to me that he had
not received his dues, I took it for granted that
they bad all-been paid. Had I not a right so
to conclude? Some of the Pittsburgh editors
discuss this question as thougU the Canal Com
missioners were disbursing officers, thus exhib
iting culpable ignorance of what they are writing
about. These' men .who are so ready to de
nounce the Canal .Board ought to know that the
Commissioners do not, and cannot, disburse a
single dollar, for any person whatever, and yet,
by dastardly innuendo, they are charged with
''speculating on the earnings of poor men.''
To show the light in which I regarded this
matter, 1 subjoin the resolutions which I pre
pared immediately on seeing the statement of the
aggrieved parties. -Those.resolutions I submit
ted to one of my colleagues, .Gen'l Clover,, who
was in the city rt the time- At his suggestion,
action upou those resolutions waspostponed un
til we would return from Freeport, whither we
were obHged to- go, to examine the - Aqueduct,
which was so damaged as to require the suspen
sion of navigation for the time being. I very
much regret to state, that that gentleman wag
unable to return with me, owing to a sudden
attack of illness. No further action, therefore,
can be had on the resolutions for the present.
Until lean have all the facts before me, I
will express no opinion as to where the
If Gen'l Ross, who is the disbursing officer
on that portion of tho public improvements, has
made the necessary etTorts to obtain the raouey,
and could not do so, the fault is not his. If, on
the other hand, the money is hot in the treas
ury, no blame ought to attach to the head of
that department ; and no sane man will attempt
to throw the responsibility on the Executive. I
repeat, then, that for the present, 1 can express
no opinion as to where the censure ought to be
As to the allegation that "some of the agents
under the Canal Board are speculating on the
public funds," and on the "earnings of the la
borers, "we will only notice it so far as to say,
that ' it would have beeu much more manly to
have named the individuals implicated, than to
make the allegation in such general term a3 to
mean no bodv, and every body.
Let them name the man or men, and adduce the
evidence to sustain the charge, and I pledge myself
that be, or they, shall not remain in the service
of the State longer than his or their dismissal
can be prepared.
If there bo any one act in a public officer,
which more deserves the execration of all hon
est men than any other, it is that of using the
public funds in "speculating on the earnings of
But while I say this, justice' to all the dis
bursing agonts of the State, compels me to state
that I have not the remotest knowledge of any
one of them having been engaged in such disre
putable practice. Wherever, therefore the rea
son may be'found to exist for the wrongs whieh
have been so justly complained of on the part of
those suffering creditors, I trust that no agent
of the State will be found who has beeu so lost
to every honorable impulse as to have been guil
ty o f such infamous conduct. I regret that I
have felt called upon to notice this unpleasant
subject at all, but more especially do I regret that
I have been compelled to do so on my own res
ponsibility, without the aid of my esteemed col
leagues, Messrs. Mon bison and Clove a ; but
the one being confined to his room by sickness,
and not knowing, at this moment, the where
abouts of the other, I have not the benefit of
their counsel. . .
Very truly your friend, &c,
Resolved, That the Superintendents of the
Philadelphia and Columbia, and Allegheny Por
tage Railroads, and the supervisors of the several
divisions of the Pennsylvania Canal, be directed
in the disbursement of money for the payment
of debts, in all cases to pay first those creditors!
the employ of the Commonwealth, and that here
after said parties be paid monthly, bo long as the
I appropriation for that purpose may last. ;
who have- pertorineu the tabor, ana in no cast to
pay any check roll or other evidence of debt in
the hands of second parties, until all the debts
in first hands shall have been fully paid.
Resolved,' That said Superintendents and Su
pervisors be also directed to draw from the Trea
sury, "tit the earliest practicable moment, as much
money as may be necessary to pay nil back debts
due to laborers, engineers, and other hands in
The Negro Plot in New Orleans.
Further developements in relation to the New
Orleans negro pdot have reached us New Or
leans dates being received to the 18th inst. The
papers have full reports of the examination of
the arrested parties. .
The following from tTR Delta contains all that
is important :
An affidavit was made yesterday by the free
negro, George Wright, who first gave informa
tion of the matter, in which he detailed at length
the plan of .attack, fastening the whole leader
ship and responsibility on the Englishman, 'Dy
This Dyson came from Jamaica in 1840, and
ever since has been implicated in many fanati
cal movements. He taught a negro school here
awhile, in which any thing but their A Uabs oc
cupied the attention of the pupils. He was-coil-1
cerned in the case of Shaw's negro for robbery
anu, we ueueve, perjujy. . ne is a man oi Su.
talent, and decidedly dangerous. f
Tne free negro stated in his affidavit the nan
ner in which he was introduced to Dyson bylAl-
lert, Dr. Kustitou s slave, who was urre-'te oy
the Chief oi' Police on Monday night lasl. Dy
son asked hitn ws he tree or asi.tve; ho sttted
thaC he was free, but his family was slave, j
Dyson then asked him, would he not lik to
have his family free, and he answered in th af
firmative whereupon a plan of attack a nap,
very ably drawn up, was exhibited to him.!
The negro's testimony proceeds : - r
I went to the school huse on Franklin stjeet,
I thiuk iu the Sccoud District, below Canal street,
and was there introduced to a white man, vAioni
he called Dyson, who kept the schooL Iiere
were no others present but us three. Ask6n
as Albert introduced us he left. When hfleft
1 went into the school house wi th this Mri Dy
syon, which room wns filled with forma and
uesks, like other school rooms. Mr. Dyson-tsk-ed
me to sit down, which I did, and then.fe.fter
iut-a-rog-itirig mi us to whtre 1 was fronind
iiovv Iwii a iau been la tue country, then aikect
rie wuere was my l.imiiy, nud wuether ori not
! t!e:'. v, t,'tf suves. 1 told. Liin that my faiiiiy
w3 about thirty -miles above litre, ot Mrs.Ux-
l.'i's c'.nit,.ti3J. tliat it consisted of a
eight children and that they were all slave
! 1,e t"ei nktd me if
I utd not want to Tree
t-i-jji : a rcp.i'ja mat 1 aid A 1 had the means
At once then, and without suggestion fromknc,
l.e ! oau fcuow you a p..i:i we caa .'.Supt
without your payiug a uiiue.. I have got; the
r'a:i liil l! for everything how we shail f'.kc
jj.ckcv. ; iiu tuu weal u a chuir which wus
(Uidon a be
icij, and lifting it up, took a Pji,r
it; i came ua i sit J.-wa by iae,i-nJ
: h'lac mere,
read from it the names of all the streets were
the armories, arsenals and uiugaziaes wre.
"Now," said he, "you shaii see all the plaui. .1
am to go in front," and all the people he had
below, to wit: 100 white men, and all the color
ed people, were to go with him. j
i sa.d te wLiij liicn were all assembled to
U5etuer in a room below, and the colored petple
all down the coast. The agents were there and
had fixed everything.' First, they were to take
the magazine where all the powder is. I do not
knOW Whether ho xtumutu. fao otber eKle or 0U
this side. . When he got the powder he sai4 he
would be safe. Then he would put one hun
dred men at the lint, one hundred at the Par
ish Prison, to open it and let the prisoners out,
and forty or fifty men at each corner of the city
to hre the city. hile the fire was raging, they
were to break open the armories, arsenals and
gun store, and . get all the arms they could.
They were also to break open and rob the baiks.
lie said they had crowbars and everything tliey
wauted. The prison? were to be opened und
the Mint attacked first- The people on the plan
tations, who were armed with cane-knives, ax
es, old hatehetp, &c, were to rise and com to
the city. He did not tell me the signal to rise,
for they wer to come into the city cautiously ;
but when the fires took place they were geer
ally to move and attack the people and destroy
all before, them opposing them. This was about
all he told me. 1 answered, "Very well, I'll be
in the party," and then left him. He seemed to
be satisfied. I was identified , with the wove
and one of the party. ...
. There is more corroborative testimony, a An
Irishman named McGiil also makes affidavitfliat
he rowed Dyson to Morgan's plantation, -this
side the English Turn, and that he carried a
pile of ammuntion and arms with him. When
they got to the plantation, a number of well-
jdressed blacks supposed to be fireinen.ior "offi
cers," as the deponent calls them came out of
the cane-brakes and took the gnns and ammu
nition, and disappeared. Dyson then returned
to the city, arriving between 4 and 5 o'clock
the nex,t morning the morning after the arrest
of liis confederate Albert.
This is the purport of the sffidavits made yes
terday. Coupled with the .fact that a large
number of negroes have fled from their masters
and are now missing, it leaves little margin for
ridicule. -There is certainly .something in it
and the determination of the Chief of Police to
be in readiness for any emergency is, according
to our estimation, laudable in the extreme. -
Logic. "Mind, John, if you go out in the
yard, you will wish you had staid in the
"Well, if I stay in the bouse, I will wish f "?i,
in the yard ; so, where is the' great difference,
That Wasn't ' a Bad . Ioea of Sam Slick's,
when suffering from intense beat, he said he
felt a desire to take off his flesh and sit in his
bones awhile, to cool himself. .
nigger fell iuto the dock the other day.
He was fished out," and after having been smart
ly rubbed for a couple of hours, he came to,
pettishly exclaiming ' .
"Dar, dar, dat'll do ! Gor a mity, don't rub
am skin so damned hard !"
A Young Ladt, who had just finished reading
a late novel, which spoke of Spanish belles as
using cigarettes, called at a tobacconist's store,
recently, and inquired, "Have you any female
Speed. A fast train on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, when near Greensburg, lately, . it is
said, ran ten miles in seven and a half minutes,
which is at the rate of eighty miles an hour.
BB A monument 'has been erected to the
memory of Col. Wm. SEAnianT, at Grace Church,
6ix miles north-west of Uniontown. The Genius
says that it Is carved from a solid block of fine
white marble, upon which great skill and work
manship is displayed, and is about twelve feet in
7gyr Mrs. Stowe had for a fellow passenger on
her outward trip, Mr. Justice Haliburton, of
"Sam Slick," notority, who played off all man
ner of tricks on her, the Judge actually harrow
ing her feelings by prod ncing, as a proof of
southern cruelty, a razor strap, which he -vowed
was made of nigger skin f
From the Washington Union of June 2o.
An Important Official ArticleOur Foreign Pol-
icy Cuba Great Britain.
We have had occasion frequently to refer with
gratification to the nuiversal response of appro
val with which the Inaugural Address of Presi
dent Pierce was received. But, to our mind,
this response was peculiarly cordial aud signifi
cant iu rcgasd to the noble sentiments and the
truly American spirit iu which he sketched his
foreign policy. To partisan sensibility his lan
guage might have been offensive, as conveying
an vuphed censure upon the negative policy ol
mediate aumimstration ; but his sentiments
foutd so warm and prompt and unversal a re
sponse from the American, heart, that partisan
criticism scarcely ventured a whispering dissent.
The true secret of this instantaneous and uni
versal national approval is to be found in the
deep jonvictiou which now rests upon the pub
lic infyd tnat it is high time that our foreign
policy should be imbued with more distinctive
ness o American feeling than has lately char
President Pierce saw and felt that our foreign
elatius were destined to engage a leading
iiare of the attention of his administration,
4id, following his own high impulses, he struck
4 chord which vibrated throughout the Ameri
Oiu heart, and cave assurance th.it the nafif.nn!
iLuor was intrusted to able aud patriotic hands.
-Mie popular heart had tolerated, with some de
gree of impatience, the negative not to sav the
teeble or timid policy of our late foreigu in
tercourse, aud was, therefore, prepared to re
spond with something of significant exultation
at the announcement of Bentiincnts bj worthy
the heaj of a gr-.jat repub;i-j.
It is, iadeed, time that our foreign policy
should be characterized by a distinctive Ameri
can, or more properly republican, tone and sen
timent. We are greatly deceived if we have not
discovered m tne conduct of the Executive thus
far, the evidences tliat our hopes on this point
will be fully realized. Wheu we see the Presi
dent selecting such tried statesmen as Marcy,
Buchahau, Soule, Walker, Gadsden, not to men
tion others, for the management of our inter
course with the most important foreign powers,
we are strongly impressed, with the conviction
that he i3 deteruiided to elevate our foreign pol
icy by looking to high qualifications iu those
whom he selects to represent our national inter
ests and honor. Our confidence is greatly in
creased wheu we see the head of the Stat De
partment infusing into our foreign missions the
ot .uoucan simpticuy, tuereby re-
quiring our representatives to be American re-
publicans abroad, as well as ut lime.
We regard it to be the duty of a foreign rep-
yeseutaUve Wr3-'ct m his mission the true
character of his government; and when this
gulden rule is departed from, the br.euch merits'
ti. rebuke from the head of the government.
I. . .1. ........... . . ? . . . . I
ucuiucui oi our ministers auro.i.j, wue
ther regard is had tj their habits of attention to
business, to their devotion to the iueere--t3 of
their couiitiy, to t'icir moral associations, or
even to thei dvsa, should be strictly republican,
that every representative may exhibit the real
e.cetiv-uce of iue iusUtutious t
iUaiitutious he reuresents ami
. rePr.eiei"s .uuaJ
by mat means exert an influence in behalf of
liut to maintain the hich irround which the
rresiueiu nas ta-ia iu
n;s inaugural, it is not
o luai ue iv;cs, aoie muisters ana se
them abroad impressed with the true character
istics ot re: uo;io:iiia. Throush the
OV v...v;iWv V. VUl JJCVLMC, U 111 illtCl
ests are interwoven with those of all other n.-x
tions, aud our prosperity depends in no small
degree upon our success in extending and secu-
Jriug new.iheutra- tiwir exertions. The con-
ciitian of the .world at this time imposes unusual
rcsposibilities upon the administration. Ques
tions of international policy are now presented,
which call for the utmost wisdom, caution, and
abii ty iu their management. The national hon
or must be niaintaiucd under all circumstances,
the national prosperity must be secured at any
hazard, and our national independence must be
preserved at any sacrifice short of our national
honor. v e have alluded lately to one of these
questions, growing out of the rumored policy of
Great iiu tain in regard to Cuba, which stand3
out at this lime with imposing prominence.
If the public rumor3 which attribute to Great
Britain a design, in connexion with Spain, to
convert Cuba into a Government of free blacks,
shall prove to be well-founded, the high posi
tion taken by the Executive will be put to a se
vere trial. The proximity of this island to our
southern coast the facility of the intercourse j
ths character of the population the position of I
the island in regard to the mouth of the Missis
sippi; these and other considerations of no less
moment at once suggest themselves as constitu
ting elements upon which our policy must be
solved. If there was nothing in the past history
of Great Britain to excite our watchfulness, we
should be reluctant to give the slighte; cre
dence to the rumors alluded to. We are not now
iprepared to helieve that she has deliberately deter-
alety determined to provoke an issue tcnci may be
fraught tcith the most disastrous consequences.
But there is at least enough in her past policy
towards us, in the distinguished
houors she ia;to
paiug to one of our citizens wuo owes an neri"13 np-.u unenu. ana 10 wais or lounge,
prominence to her assaults upon the integrity of j The doctors who are attending on him have re
our Union, as well as in her known policy iu re- commanded his Majesty to go to the water-cure
gard to some of her own islands, to induce us establishments of Vichy or Contrexvillc both
not to disregard and dismiss these rumors too j excellent places for the disease of the 6pine.
inconsiderately. It may not be the policy of j lut how could the Emperor leave Paris, an I go,
our government to take the initiative in .regard j as any French citizen, to take care of his health ?
to Cuba, although the considerations looking to
its acquisition involve almost necessarily the
question of our self-preservation ; but it is un
questionably our duty, and we certainly hope
our policy, to be prepared with one voice and
with all our strength to prevent any interfe
rence in that quarter which threatens the hap
piness or permanence of our own government.
The administration cannot be, and we are sure
it is not, too vigilant in guarding this point of
attack upon our institutions. With our know
ledge of British diplomacy, and the spirit of ag
gression which has marked the - career of that
government, we may be excused for listening to
rumors which are in consonance with her past
conduct. If we listen to thm too readily,
Great Britain should Temember that her own
nolicy has been such as to make us readily sua
picious. But, at all events, the administration
has staked its character upon the maintenance
of a purely American policy; and we ore confi
dent that the whole American people are prepa
red to see that policy maintained with the same
energy, fidelity, and boldness with which they
hailed its announcement on the 4th of March.
fJ James McGcike, tried at Syracuse, on
Tuesday, has been found guilty of the murder of
James W. Holland, at Onondaga, in December
last. It appears from the evidence that the
prisoner was found, on 3d of December last, ly
ing by the road side, apparently sick. In that
condition he was taken to tho house of Mr. Lang
worthy, in the vicinity, where Mr. Holland was
staying, aud fed, lodged and Medical attendance
provided by Mr. L's family. On the following
morning the prisoner, without the least provoca
tion made an attack on his friends, to whom he
was an entire stranger, and succeeded iu stab
bing Mr. Holland, so as to cause his death some
weeks sabsequently. Mr. Langworthy narrowly
escaped the same fate.
TlIe that preaches gTatitude pleads the
cause both of God and men ; for without, it wa
can neither be sociable nor religious.
Disastrous Conflagration in Pittsburgh.
Several Warehouse Burned Lots N.'arlj 100,
000 Firemon Murdered Fatal AcciJcn' Fail
ing f a Bridge Thrilling Ed.ne.
ixcif. Juneli. Last night.
i;:o,-,t ttijasU'oiij u. e broke out,
?Vi ;u the ii.flaiiiution iiinteri-J
.'iiruaii oi a iurge f oi t:;u
i.irt vi Hie ciiy.
Abuut half past nine o'clock the nVirLi c
was sounded, and found to proceed from the
burning of the c.iual boat Charles Donn. Wing in
tho i is.n Ta3 fn-er-ij-i-i'y .'.pre..- ,:n c-iajr..u
t".u-i t tne :i. .t .'jeut v:!r. h-.us 's.
Vyiaiii u- i: w s war.--tKi:itO was 'r.i envc. op
ed in the I! iints. which b j tho oI7.,rt3 of the
firemen. They h r.l o:; storage, "for shipment, a
neavy amoim ot dry goods, bacon, flour, lard,
whtskey, glass, and other merchandize. It was
impossible to save anything. The provisions
and dry goods were insursed yrincipally in eas
l,larK i; 1 haw are insured in this city, in the
Western, Delaware, Mutnal and Citizen's offices,
ror -o,UUo, wliich will cover their loos. They
nave fortunately other houses, and their busi
ness will not be interrupted.
Mul vany & Ledlie, lost two thousand boxes of
giass, for which they are insured for !5',500 in
ine ueiaware .Mutual. The fire spread on both
sides, and all the aJjoining property was more
or less injured.
The firemen, by their Iaudible exertions, final
ly succeeded in keeping the fire within certain
Mr. W. Bingham sustained some loss, but is
Atkins & Iveeni!e"s warehousa was entirely de
stroyed, together with a large prtioa of themer
chniid ze o'i fttor.iTe. which .;v.i!,l r.r,t k
in Time. Tha firm is fullv inmirnH
McCu'ly's flour warehouse was saved with
the greatest difficulty.
During the fiire a difficulty too place between
some of the fireman. A few minutes after, a
man by the name of G. Gracey, cut Thomas Mc
Ciustey with a knife. The unfortunate m in liv
ed but a short time after receiving the st ab. In
the confusion the murderer escaped, nnd has
thus far eluded the pursuit of the officers
About half-past teu o'clock a most thrillin-and
,inuiiui scene occurred. About two hundred
.persons were standing on the bridge which
crosses the basins when it suddenly gave way,
precipitating the whole of them into the canal.'
.luj ui urrorarose. and linndr.i t
! rushed to
were serir.uslv in;,.r,l 5r?v:- "i 1," Vl.
i a r;r -c I-VwnV'o-t "cuv,k"' lyul a'1
Michael Irwin 'a'toiln i i o ,
n. i ,.,!- ,'L, u 1 Vu.S. B.n- . . -
$75,000 to iJlGO.OUO
The fire wlir
which is partly covered
not causa any dlay in the ship
as the different forwarding mr.
meat of go rls.
ao already got tcinporary warehous-
Love and Eoinanca.
We riuWih?.? n T.-w rl.n.o nr. -. xt r
r -Vo "o,J o-js i'.ie j
Crescent, a short sketch with th hnva
j it gave the details of a romantic elopement and
jrnarrhge, the parties being a lady and gentleman
A il i'f nr f -.- nfio (1k l,n. t.i
ll.it L-nnr krmon;,! .1.-1 .1 ..
, u.uui. j iutu.ai, uromer oi ins
i ldiJV flrriVfi 1 in this fittr fyry. T , jr
.. J . v..,..uul aaj JO.
-sn:uie ueara i iae event,
ateiy went to the 6t. Charles Hotel, where the
young lady was stopping in company with Mrs.
H and her daughter, both from ths same
f-tate, in whose ctiarjre the bride hid ks r.l.r.t
i. j . - .
m-ruq.itnare iroin iiome. Meetings Mrs
11 n tue pinor ct tae Hotel, he upbraided
her with having lent her countenance to the sc-
marnage of uis sister, applying to her some very
harsh epithets not set down in the code of eti
quette. Thi.s aroused the ire of Miss H , a
young and blooming virgin of seventeen sum
mers, who immediately approached the irrate
brother, and shaking against hi3 fece her white
and tiny fist, "wished she was a man or e?in
j had ix weapon, that she might kill him for his
Nothing daunted by her threatening attitude,
the irritated brother of the bride drew frotu his
bosomji bowie knife, and handing it to the
Xantippe said, "take this, Miss, and let me see
if you are a lady of your word." With aU the
fire of a demon, the yorng Indy grnppoi the
shining blade, and drawing it back withamove
ment as if to plunge it into his breast, was about
to deal the fatal bhw, when she was prevented
by a gentleman visiter, who grasped her arm.
v,e mention tins merely as an instance of
"trae grit a both siues, and as a taie of real
ity, setting offtv very pretty specimen of the ro
mantic. tw" From the entertaining letters of the
Paris correspondent we extract the subjoined:
The Chief of the Empire, Lmila Nanoleon. is
.siui uiucu m i.spose i ly tue au-umtnena : some
time3 during the day time, and other times in
:the night, he suffers so much, that he is obliged
ler.vc his business and his bed to - retire into
oucu a in ing id impossible : ana ne must aie or
live with the "Imperial harness" on his shoul
ders. Another impediment, which is also wor
thy to be mentioned, is the delicato health of the
Empress, who is still obliged to remain quiet ia
her apartments, owinir to her late raishav. Dr.
Conveau, and his assistant not to forget Dr. Pu-I
bois, the accoucheur of tha o-;irt h m nr.l.-r.-..! !
her to pay, as she used to do every year, a visit
to the watesing place of Eaux Bonnes, in tho
Pyrenees. Orders already been sent from the
Tuileries to prepare a splendid chateau for the
use of the Imperial couple and their suite ; and
though the epoch of the departure of Louis Napo
leon and his wife Eugene is not yet decided it
13 supposed that it will take place at the end of
tu's month or early in June nex. The Duchess
of Alba, sister to the Empress, is daily expected
iu l aris
The testimony in the Gardiner case developes
the following fat fees received by the lawyers
who managed it for the claimaint :
May Hi Thomas Corwin, 107,1S3
My lb' Thomas Corwin, 13,000
May 1G Edw. Curtis, counsel fee, 24,tK)0
May 16 Waddy Thompson " 42,000
May 16 Robert Corwin " 5,000
May 1G Com.' relations, " 8,21 2
May 1C W. W Corcoran,
for Dr. G. A.Gar
diner, . $225,9S0
Sept. 10 -Deduct amount
attached by order
of President Fill
more, is his hands
and others this
Lost by the U. S. Treasury at
the case stands,
Correspondence of the f.-r r,
Havana, June S l0(-
iou cannot conceice the distrust aui
which the mysterious policy of Europe iiS'7
iug on this enslaved pespli. We know rt
to da what to expect on whom to denB
Our condition of suspense is insidl'uaVt
this dread of the projects of Spain acl j.?f
and our trust in the magnanimous policy tf
-- mmtitaj H
. J w "aioatad
ing, evta to those
emiuren oi luxury k. ,
meriy said, -We are
desire do change," have been forced to oi-
t!.a inc.i-.r.i Wir ,.r ..!! rl.ta ,,.,...'.1. , . .
I'l . . .... "-,Ui"tL
he most loyal aud Cistmguishei a(i!i'-rfe . .
Spaiu have had their Sons aud iiepliews tLr
into dungeons, and sent into miserable cxilef
the mere suspicion of eutetuinin" liLcmi
m;it; an l v.. ,...:. . 5e"J-
" w .uwwvui hi v .... iuia ncaiLU an i in
" - "v..4 wvnouie una
uaugnicrs nave been drag
ISed to fihn .
and cast into those abominable houcs of cor
tion, among brutal and dissolute Crimea's 'fn,'
no offence, or suspicion of offence, buttheutt
ance of republuan ideas.
The spirit of persecution Lasbcea So regariles,
of justice and deceucy that r.n r.. b .
h-. ,.r, it, r-.;;D .. j ,v. OCi-' orciaei
fore are now united iu plana of reliance Ke
o.uciouismeyuabie. Xhafe U not aa kte.W
inau iu tue is.j, not cautious th ft
terrible criiis is at h ind. Uemut v..;.i
able ignorance of
ignorance of the true state of cm. -x.
denies this sombre fact
The 1aii2ut ftn.l M.
UllCt OI ttlC i.illlSU OE3Cia!3 OUdrtern i a.,.. ...
add new anxieties to our critical nosr'; ru.
determination of Great Britain to orgWue aal
take under her orders all the African v,;k
(contrary to her bonds of slave-trade suppress.
onj sue is aiways pfanung nere, 13 liaubtiif
declared at the British Consulate. WLen
point out the danger to our rural villages Vuica
the British othcials make answer that this is no:
their business ; their duty stops with puttie
those Africans in civio equality with ua.
Many families are Ee;ling their property at
enormous sacrifices, and leaving theislanl l';a
estates are being offered for half their vulue, acl
there is no saying whers this depreciation cf r.-ij
ejtat'3 nx2j stop, probably at no point einrtgf
Two years ago yes, one year ago yea won'.l
find many native Cubans, and nearly ail the set
tlers from Old Spain, declaring ag-iiust the pos
sibility of au insurrection. Now, I aiTirm tint
no Cuban, and few Spaniards, believe the preset
state of things can exist another entire ycir.
For my pirt, I believe that all thsse cruelties
Are not practised by the Spanish cEcials in tha
hope of preventing the loss of the islaal. Tt:y
ara inflicted in brutal vindictiveaess, Yecause
poor, enslaved Cuba is escaping from tu-ir
There is a supposition aflojt I know not on
what grounds, though rumor attributes it to the
ofiic.-rs cf the Dritisu squadron that slirahf.m.'
ous with the "proclamation cf free an J equil
citizenship of all the Africans in Cuba," the Ln
g'.iah licet now collecting in these seas his order!
to seize Porto Rico. It would tally exactly with
what LiiglanJ already avows cf Ltr policy. Its
possession would cunipicta her cbiin. cf ii'.aiii
colonies from the Bahamas, oa tho c?"t cf
Florida, to the out'.tt of the majestic Ric Oi::
co, and cousiituta hcrthe abssiutc capt.Ju oftLs
American isthmus, r.c well as of the .ifiaa ru:
ia America. It will be a fine heal to Ler king
dom of Caribbean ii! in Is. but it will not be
very proiiaol to American tiaJc and produc
tion. The republic cf Do.-r.inica will gain something
by our troubles. The planters cf Porto Rico
will fly there with their property and faiuilies ti
escape the domination of England audberncprc
colonists: and if Spain or England encroaches
on its ri-ghts or independence, the brare aud lib
eral President of Dominica, tho illustrious Saa
tana, who has led it forward iu Its most honora
ble victories, vill demand the intcrposUion cf
the United State?, for the just protection of ta
Atnericau natiou from the arrogance of Europe
The li';ral assignment of land in free donation
to sattlcrs by the republic of Doc-inica, will b
another cause of Emigration from Porto llico,
as it is but a few hours' sail disUr.t from that
doomed island, and us healthy os it is beautiful.
Some Americans in Cuba tre also turning their
eyes to Dominica as the most convenient rcfugo
from the intolerable annoyances cud restrictions
of the Spanish rule, and where, the same as Cu
ba, they may enjoy the delights of a tropicJ
Ths ho ctiiig Affair at Vashirtoa.
The V.'ashingtcu llepublic, iu its account of
the shooting cf W. II. Hester and Mrs. Morri
son, by the husbsud of the letter, give the cx
aniiiiiitioii before the magistrate.'
"About four o'ciock, P.M., to-day, (June
ICth,) having been informed that Wm. H. Hester
had beca shot by a man named Andrew J. Mor
rison, and having been informed by Dr. J. C.
Hall that he was dangerously, and probably fa
tally wounded, wc proceeded to tae his (Hes
ter's) statement in cur presence. The doctor
informed him of l.is critical situation, and being
warned that probably he might not live more
than twenty niiaui3, he stated that he, A. J.
Morrison, and M"s. Fanny A. Morrison, his wifo
were on very iatimata terms, and that, as a dy
ing man, he would tell the truth. He tad fre
queutly been at their boarding house, to see thcai
was to him as a brother, uud Mr. Morrla-jn was,
to him ai a sister ; aye, mjre than a sister. Ua
had slept in the parlor all night, while Mr. and
Mrs. Morrison occupied the a Jjoiuiug bedroom.
Bc'iVre this occurrence (yesterday) he went to
the house to see Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, and
found Mrs. Morrison in the parlor. They took
a seat on the sofa together, and the weather be
ing very warm, he remarked : 'Fanny, it's warm,"
aud took off his coat, and resumed his seat, about
the ordinary distance for conversation.
"She staled that she expected Mr. Morrison
ia a fow miuutes. During the conversation ho
heard the discharge of a pistoL He did not see
who fired the first shot, but he saw Mr. Morri
son come up and fire the second. He was at the
lima of the first Cre, sitting with his back to the
door. After hearing the second, ho screamed,
feeling the hurt. Mr. .Morris m then closed oa
him, and snapped at his breast, when he arrest
ed the pistol. He then pointed at his wife's
breast, fired, and shot her. He (Hester) had not
placed his Land oa Mrs. Morrison, and never
had any intention towards her, having always
thought too much of her. He had no recollec
tion how his pantaloons came off."
Wheu the officers weut into Mr. Berkelef's
for the purpose of arresting Mr. Morrison, they
fouud him at ths bedside of his wife, engaged iu
affectionate attentions, and, as we were i of arm
ed by a gentleman who was present, expressing
his belief iu her conjugal fidelity, but denoun
cing Mr. Hester as actuated by a design to fares
Mr. Morrison was committed to jail for fur
ther examination by Justice Goddard and Donn,
charged with attempting to take tho life of 3-f.
Hester and Fanny A. Morrison.
We learned that at six o'clock, the
which entered on the right side of the oprj
portion of Mr. Hester's back, was extracted iro
just bdow the etomaeh, and that at i
ofclock he was in n extremely critiicaicoadUon-
the sudden license of tbirty or perhaps fifty tLuu
sand iiic, uncivilized and feroc:ou3 negroes,
from tne savage snores or Africa, wouli