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Wednesady Morning, April 27, 1853.
S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
WHIG STATE TICKET:
FOR CANAL commismcmin,
Moses rownall, of I,:uwaster count'•
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL,
Christian Myers, of Clarion county
FOR AIAJITOR GENERAL,
Alexander K. McClure, of Franklin co.
Agents for the Journal,
The following persons wo have appoint.' Agents
for the Iluymonos JOURNAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sub.
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do this for the Convenience of our subscri
bers Brit% at a distance front Huntingdon.
Jolts W. THOMPSON, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL Cogs, East Barren,
GEORGE W. CORNELIFS, Shirley township,
JANIE, E. GLASGOW. Clay township,
DANIEL TEAocu, Esq., Cromwell township,
Dr. J. I'. Asncost, Penn township,
Dr. 11. L. Bnowx, CUSS township,
.1. WAREHAM MATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL. &Ern: IC, Jackson township,
Eooewr M'llensur, ' 6
Cal. JNO. C. WATsox, Brady township,
Mounts BROWN, Springfield township,
Wit. HUTCHINSON, Esq., Watriorsinark
JAMES MCDONALD, Brady township,
GEORGE WHITTAKER, Petersburg,
HENRY NEFF, West Barren.
r_r_r See new Advertisements in another
(GP" The New York Daily Tribune has
been considerably enlarged, and is now one
of the best, it not the very best paper pub
lished in the United States. There are
thirteen proprietors, besides one hundred
and seventy persons employed on the pa
per. The Weekly Tribune will also be
enlarged to the size of the Daily, in Sep
Monument to Henry Clay.
We see it stated that there is an effort
malting on the part of the friends of the la
mented Sage and Patriot— Henry Clay—
to raise funds to erect a suitable mcnument
over his grave, worthy to commemorate his
services, and to perpetuate his fame.
In our opinion, no project could possibly
be set on foot which ought more warmly to
elicit the sympathies and hearty support of
the American people, than this very one.
Others have died distinguished indeed—
many are now dying whose services to the
country will long be remembered, but the
event of Henry Clay's death cast a shadow
ov.ct our Country and its Institutions,
which will not soon disappear, and there
will be none found soon, to supply his place.
Not that we believe his death was the sig
nal for the departure of our national glory
and prosperity, or that there may not be
ethers possessing as great natural abilities,.
but that in him our liberties and our Insti
tutions had a bolder and a more confiding
advocate and defender,. whose influence was
more immediately felt in the growth of
.American policy, and in giving dignity to
labor, than- perhapsal any other American
Statesman that ever, lived, save General
Washington. And such being the case,
the country, in Lis death, loses the person
al living influence of one• whose absence
must always be mourned, and' whose place
cannot soon be supplied. Yet, though. ho
is dead, ho still lives in the. hearts of the
people; his deeds will never fade from their
memories, and his. glory will continue to
shine when that of many of his coteuipora,
ries, whose services to the country have
been distinguished and valuable, will have
been dimmed by the lapse of time. The
voice that now comes from his grave will
be heard by millions yet unborn,.and the
influence he left behind will be felt when
our country has .grown old in years. The
sentiments and views ho has given to the
world, on National and local subjects, will
have a powerful tendency in moulding the
minds of rising Statesmen, and the Amer
ican policy,. of whiCh he seemed to be the
author, and of which he was acknowledged
to be the principal defender, will be , the
polar star that must finally lead our coun
try on to unfading glory and unexampled
greatness. Then why would not the erec
tion of a monument to the memory of such
an American Statesman be a matter in which
every lever of his country and its institu
tions be deeply interested 1 Is there a
man living who would hesitate to contribute
to the project, not because there is one ab
solutely needed to perpetuate his memory,
but because it will be simply a distinguish
ed mark of respect to tbo illustrious dead?
For our own part, we are ready to contri
bute our mite, whenever there is an oppor
tunity given, to the erection of a monument
over the grave of Henry Clay.
James Shirleyls Sentence, &c., &c.
Its another column will be found the
sentence of this unfortunate but we have
no doubt guilty :ndlvidual,passed by Judge
Taylor, during the last Blair County
Court. And the compasition, like all oth
ers from the pen of that distinguished Ju
rist, is beautiful and dignified, and well
sustains the reputation, he hat long enjoy
ed, of being a man of deep thought and
more than ordinary common sense.
It appears Shirley has had a fair, impar
tial trial for the murder of his wife and
has been found guilty in the first degree,
by a jury almost of his own selection, and
the inevitable consequence must be, unless
pardoned, his death on the gallows. And
of his pardon, he nor his friends, we think,
and as Judge Taylor has very justly warn
ed him, need entertain no hopes, for he
was impartially and legally convicted.
We arc informed two other murders
have since been committed in Blair county,
but of the particulars as yet we know noth
`To us at least it seems very strange,
that in an age like ours, in which so much
attention has been given to the moral and
intellectual culture of our youth and citi
zens generally, there should be so many
heinous and aggravating crimes of all
grades and characters so frequently per
petrated in the community. Why is it?—
Is it because our laws have not their in
tended effect? Or because they are not
properly enforced by those in the adminis
tration of Justice Or because parents and
guardians do not correctly train their
children and wards, or because we are re
lapsing fast to barbarian'? Or because
all those influences together are at work?
Parents would do well to reflect and try
to ascertain whether• they aro training
their children for an ignomineous death on
the gallows, or an honorable and peaceful
rr The Public Works of Ohio appear
to be managed with about as much profit
to that State, as those of Pennsylvania are
to it. Accordingly there is a party there
in favor of the sale of the public works,
who have succeeded in bringing the sub
ject before the Legislature. A committee
reported favorably upon it, for the follow
Ist. Because no government can manage
improvements with the same prudence,
foresight and economy that characterises
those of private enterprise.
2d. The proceeds of their sale, applied
to the extinguishment of the State debt,
would relieve the tax-payers of the State
of a burden under which they loudly mur
3d. The principle of taxing one portion of'
the State to keep up a public improvement
in another, of which they can derive no
advantage, is not founded in justice, and
ought not to be tolerated.
THE GRAVE OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR.-
A correspondent of the N. Y. Observer,
writes as follows, on a subject which ought
to be•of national interest:
"To reach Gen. Taylor's grave, you
i l must wind through by-ways, and finally
stop before a small enclosure on the top of
a hill in an open field, surrounded by a
rude stone wall; and just on the other side
of the wall you will see a very plain vault,
with a front of limestone rooks, roughly
hewn, and any iron door, and that you will
be•told, is, the tomb of the once-famous
Gen. Zachary Taylor, President of the
United, States of America. No monument
has been erected to his memory ! Hie
name has not even been inscribed ou his
vault ! ! In the centre of. the small grave
yard there is a monument erected to the
memory of his father, Col. Richard Tay
lor, a revolutionary soldier."
Five years ago, Gen. Taylor. was the
idol of the nation•!.
TUN JAPAN EXPEDITION.--We learn
from the• Washington Union, the official
orgau,that the Japan expedition is not to ho
abandoned. The following force is about
to•rendezvous at Macao, under Commodore
Perry, as Commander-in-chief of the East
India squadron, viz: three steam-frigates
—the Mississippi, (sag-ship,) the• Susque
hanna; and the Powhatan; and three
outh, awl the Vandalia, with the store
ships Supply and Southampton. It was
intended that the Vermont, ship-of-the
lino, the Macedonian, sloop-of-war, and
the Allegheny, steamer, should have for
med apart of this squadron; but the in
sufficiency of the appropriations, and of the
naval force authorized by Congress, com
pel their withdrawal.
BRITISH TESTIMONIALS TO AMERICAN
Si:Am:N.—Washington, April 21.—The
British Government has sent to Mr. Cramp
ton a gold medallion likeness of Queen Vic
toria and a gold pocket chronometer for
Capt. Nye, of the American steamship Pa
cific; and a•gold mounted trumpet and £lO
sterling for the mate, and £lO for each of
the six men of the Pacific who volunteered
their services to carry out the humane ef
fcrts of Capt. Nye, and saved the crew and
passengers of the British barque Jesse
Stevens, wrecked sometime since in• the
British channel. These testimonials are to
be distributed through the State Depart
SENATE,ApriI 18.—The bill relative to the
Sunbury and Erie Railroad Company was
taken up, on motion of Mr. Crabb, consid
ered and passed.
Mr. Dania, from the Committee of Con
ference on the General Appropriation Bills,
made a report, which was adopted. Yeas
19, nays 13,
HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES.—Tho
House, on motion of Mr. Skinner, proceed
ed to the consideration of the bill authori
zing the Canal Commissioners to purchase
additional locomotives to be used on the
Colombia Rail Road.
Mr. Leech offered a joint resolution,which
was adopted, relative to the distribution of
the Colonial Records in the archives of the
State among the members of the two Hous
Mr. Kilbourn, from the Committieo of
Conference on the General Appropriation
Bill, made a report, which was adopted
The bill to incorporate the Citizens' De
posit° Bank of Pittsburg, was then taken
up on motion of Mr. Eyster, and after con
siderable debate was negatived.
On motion of Mr. Kilbourn, the bill to
incorporate the State Capital Savings
Bunk, of Harrisburg, was taken up, deba
ted, and negatived.
SENATE, April 19.—The Senate, after
disposing of a number of unimportant
House amendments, took up on motion of
Mr. Fry, the bill to incorporate the Slat
iugton Bridge Company, which passed fi
The bill to incorporate the Washington
Medical College of Phil's. was taken up, on
motion of Mr. Forsyth, considered and pass
Mr. Carson, Speaker of the Senate,then,
hi a brief speech, tendered his resignation
The Senate then, on motion, went into
an election for Speaker, when John C.
Kunkel, (Whig) of Dauphin, received 18
votes, and Maxwell MeCaslin, (Dem.) of
Greene, 15 votes.
Mr. Kunkel was thereupon declared du
ly elected Speaker of the Senate until the
commencement of the next session, and
being conducted to the Chair, briefly ten
dered his acknowedgments for the compli
Some other unimportant business was
disposed of, and the Senate then, at 13 M.,
adjourned sine die. _
11011 SE OF REPRESENTAIVES.—The House
on motion of Mr. Waterbury. took up the
bill to incorporate the Dillsburg and Har
risburg Railroad Company, which was con
sidered and passed.
The bill to incorporate the Mount Joy
Savings Bank was taken up, on motion of
Mr. Heistead, considered and passed.
The vote taken yesterday, rejecting the
bill to incorporate the Citizens' Deposite
Bank of Pittsburg, having been reconsid
ered, the bill was taken up, on motion of
Mr. Appleton,and after some little debate,
Several unimportant Senate amendmets
were taken from the Speaker's table and
Mr. Meriman read a somewhat lengthy
paper, embodying the reasons for his course
in reference to the coduct of the Canal
Board, in the matter of the lettings of
work on the Portage Railroad, and asked
that they might be entered upon the jour
nal of the House.
A stormy debate ensued upon the mo
tion, and it Was finally agreed to.
The unanimous thanks of the House
on motion of Mr. Hart, terdered to
the Speaker, for his impartiality in the
diseha.ge of his duties.
The usual resolution of thanks to the of
ficers of the House were adopted.
The Speaker, then, in a brief speech of
thanks to the members, and earnest wishes
for their welfare, at 12 o'clock, declared
the House adjourned sine die.
WASHINGTON, April 22.
Major Stevens has nearly completed his
arrangements for the survey of a Northern
route for the Pacitic Railroad. Lieut.
Duncan and a party of sixteen persons
have been sent. to Oregon, via the Isthmus,
to start from I'uget's Sound, and meet the
exploring party in the mountains. Anoth
er of the party has been some time in
Canada, collecting information from the
Hudson Ray Company.
HORRIBLE.- A shookiiT occurrence
happened inthe•vicinity of Shelbyville In
diana on last Tuesday morning. The
daughter of Mr. MeKorkel, aged 15, wont
out into a field near by on the farm, where
brush heaps were burning; her clothes ac
cidently caught fire, burning every vestige,
even to her bonnet, before- any help could
reach her. Her body, likewise, was most
shockingly burnt, and after suffering for a
few hours in the most excruciating man
ner, she died.
SUPRE3IE COURT.—Tho annual May
Term of the. Supreme Court for the Middle
District, will commence at the State Capi
tal on the second monday of May next,.thc
9th. The following are the return days
for the different districts. Lancaster, May
9; York and Adams, May 16; Mifflin, Hun
tingdon and Blair, May 19; Centre, Clear
field and Clinton, May 25 ; Cumberland,
Perry and Juniata, May 30; Bedford and .
Franklin, June 9 ; Berke, June,
13 ; Dau
phin and Lebanon, June '2O: The Term
continues eight weeks.
(t 1 Thu now mail line from New Or
leans to Key West is to go into immediate
operation. The first steamer was a.dvorti
sed to sail on the 17th inst.
Death of the Vice President.
The failing health of Mr. King, during
several months past, had prepared his
friends and the country for his death at any
moment. The event that has been so long
throwing its sad, dark shadow before, is at
last come, and the Republic is again called
to mourn the departure of one mote of its
good and devoted servants. The Vice
President died on the evening of the 18th
inst., at his residence, near Cahawbe, Ala
bama, which, by what seems a kind special
ordainment of Providence, he was permit
ted to reach a very few hours before dis
solution. It must have been a delightful
consolation to him, after vainly seeking for
renewed life and strength in a foreign
clime, to have the fatal stroke of disease
suspended until he could tread once again
the soil of his native land, and close his
oyes forever to all earthly objects amid the
beloved scenes and tender ministrations of
That he keenly felt the happiness of
such privilege, all who knew his affection
ate nature, and the deep, strew , ' feeling of
patriotism which animated his heart, can
readily imagine; but we find a touching
confirmation of the fact in the following
paragraph in the Mobile Register of April
12th describing his landing at that place
on the preceding mornicg:—“Yesterday,
about 12 o'clock, A. M., the steamer Ju
nior, Capt. Armstrong, brought up Vice
President King and his accompanying re
latives from the steamer Fulton, which re
mains at her anchorage near Dog River
Bar. They were landed on Government
street wharf, an immense assemblage of
citizens had gathered to witness the debar
kation. Colonel King came forward, sup
ported by two of the officers of the Fuhon,
and was conducted to a carriage- provided
for the purpose. lle appeared to be ex
tremely feeble and attenuated, though lie
bore his head erect, and his eyes glanced
round seemingly with a sad, though pleas
ed interest, to find himself once more on
the soil of his beloved Alabama—the land
of rest. There was a profound sensation
in the large crowd present as they gazed up
on the form of the venerable statesman
and patriot, thus enfeebled by the heavy
hand of disease•—thus stricken by the ar
rows of sickness, ;n the midst of the honors
which, the nation has so recently bestowed
upon him; and the sad countenances, the
uncovered brows, and the mute decorum
of all, testified to the deep solicitude and
sympathy which universally prevailed.—
The sad spectacle repressed the cordial and
enthusiastic cheers which would have oth
erwise greeted our illustrious fellow citizen
upon his return to the emporium of the
State which has so long cherished him as
her favorite son."
Mr. King was a native of North Caroli
na, and represented that Sato in Congress
from 1811 to 1816. In the following
year, ho accompanied, as Secretary of Le
gation, the Hon. Win. Pinckney on his
double mission to Naples and Russia.—
Soon after his return to the United States
he emigrated to Alabama, and from 1819
to 1844 sat as one of her representatives
in the National Senate. On the Ist of
July, 1836, he succeeded John Tyler as
the presiding officer pro tern. of that body,
and held the post until March 4th, 1841.
In April, 1844 he resigned his seat in the
Senate ' and afterwards accepted from Presi
dent Polk the mission to France, in which
service he remained until 1847. At the
expiration of his diplomatic term as minis
ter at the the Court of Versailles, he was
elected Senator from Alabama, and occupi
ed that position up to the period when he
was nominated and elected Vice President
of the United States.
The public career of Mr. King is marked
by no striking exhibitions of ability as a
statesman, by no shining instance of intel
lectual power, by no personal acts which
shaped the political fortunes of his coun
try, and stand out with the strong individ
ual prominence of historical events. In orig
inal thought, suggestive faculty, and ora
torical talent, he had many superiors
among the distinguished lawyers and legis
lators of his day. But for purity of pur
pose, unimpeached integrity, goodness of
heart, and devotion of the honor and wel
fare of his country, he was the peer of the
most illustrious citizens of the nation.—
Though not brilliant or inventive in. any
remarkable degree, his mind was distin
guished for clear, strong sense, and a quick
perception of right;l while he had a firm
will in maintaining his judgment when once
formed, from which no influence of passion
or interest could swerve him. If lie was
not a shining and imposing genius, starting
the beholder by his displays in the forum,
or bold, masterly, and independent strokes
of policy in the cabinet, yet lie was a safe
and sound counsellor, and a meat faithful
friend ore every occasion on which the
State needed his advice or his service.
In private,no less than in public life, he
was universally esteemed for those solid
and sterling qualities of character which
best qualify a man to discharge truly all
the duties of friend, relative, and citizen.
In each of these relittions he fulfilled the
requiremert of a christian morality and an
exalted patriotism; and he leaves behind
him a circle of immediate friends who will
long cherish his memory with affection, as
well as a nation which cannot but continue
to hold in grateful remembrance his vir
tues and his services.— . North flinerican.
HEALTH OF PRESIDENT PIERCE —The
health• of Piesident Pierce was never bet
ter than at the present time. He has
been rapidly gaining flesh and strength
since his inauguration. The reports of his
illness are totally unfounded.
Sentence of James Shirley.
We have copied from the Blair County
Whig, the sentence rf this unfortunate,
but evidently guilty individual, passed by
Judge Taylor, during the last Hollidays
JAMES MilliEt —stand up !
ttliave you any thing to say why sen
tence of death should not be pronounced
against you 1"
[The prisoner replied, ttl recollect noth
ing of it: I am not guilty of the crime."'
The Judge then proceeded:
The Jury have found you GUILTY; and
you are here to receive the sentence of the
law which you have violated, and which
dooms you to suffer its highest penalty.
You stand here convicted of NiuttnEtt—
a crime against the laws of Ood and man
which cannot be thought of without hor
' ror;—not of murder simply, but murder of
the highest grade, willful and premeditti
j ted:—of the willful, deliberate, and pre. ,
meditated murder of a woman, a defence
• less woman, that woman your wife, whom
I every attribute of your manhood, should
have prompted you to protect rather, even
at the peril of your own life;—of her mur
der, on the eve of her confinement, a con
dition which should have excited some
feeling in the most depraved and callous
heart, although nothing could move you to
a moment's pause in your premeditated
work, as is but too plainly shown by the
wounds upon the arms and hands raised in
vain appeals to the sympathy of a monster
husband;—of her murder, in a manner the
most barbarous and revolting, by striking!
her defenceless head with a hammer until
the skull was beaten in broken fragments
into the brain ! Our utmost conceptions of
human wickedness and depravity would
scarce reconcile up to the thought that
YOU could have perpetrated the nameless
deed, were not the proof of it so overwhel
ming that you are compelled to admit it;
or to the thought that you could have been
sane, but for the fact, clearly established •
by the evidence, that from the day of your
marriage till the hour of her death, you
cherished towards your victim feelings of
jealousy and hatred, manifested by words
and threats, by repeated indignities and
acts of violence and brutal outrage to her ;
person, if not attempts upon her life, of all ,
which, in the usual progress and tendency
of depravity and crime, MURDER was the
natural climax;—and we are reconciled al
so to the crimson drapery which hangs over
the foul and unnatural deed, and aggrava
tes it beyond the horrors of naked murder,
in the fact that the contents of that tin
were no doubt intended to drown any sen
sibility still lingering in your boson), and
to nerve your murderous hand for its
Your defence was patiently heard. You
had able and eloquent counsel who exer
ted their powers to the utmost, and whom
it is not in your power sufficiently to re
ward for their zeal and labors In your be
half. You had, through the whole pro
gress of the trial, every indulgence which
the law extends to one charged with high
crimes. The jury, which might almost be
said to be of your own choice, manifested
a noticeable anxiety, to hear, consider, and
deliberate, that their decision might be
right, and we have no doubt they were
conscientious and unbiased in the verdict
they have rendered. They have found
you guilty; and wo see no good reason to
withhold our approval.
This is said to impress upon you our be
lief that the awful sentence which it is now
our painful duty to pronounce, will be exe
cuted; and to guard you against deluding
yourself for ono hour of your brief rem
nant of life, with the hope of obtaining a
pardon. Even that morbid, blind, cruel,
—we had almost said murderous,—senti
ment of sympathy for the guilty which
manifest itself in efforts to palliate and ex
cuse guilt and shield it from punishment,
though it has been clearly established be
fore the proper tribunal, and which we
solemnly believe is chargeable, in one
sense, with niueli, if not all of the inno
cent blood that has been shed in this coun
ty within- the last two years,—even that
sentiment—such is the revolting character
of your crime—will not be likely to prompt
to the feeblest effort in your behalf; how
ever much it may have done to bring you
here, by encouraging the delusion under
which you no doubt acted, that feigned in
sanity would shield you from conviction
and punishment. Let not that, or any
delusion, prevent you from giving your un
divided thoughts, your whole soul, during
the few months you have to live, to the
great work of preparation to meet your
God! Though your guilt were ten-fold
what it is, you have no reason to despair
of pardon through His infinite mercy.
The sentence of the law is,—
That you, JAMES SHIRLEY, be taken
hence to the place whence you came, and
thence to the place of execution within
the walls or yard of the jail of the county
of Blair, and that you be there hanged by
the neck until you be dead.
And may God have mercy upon your
TILE MORMONS AND THEIR MOVE—
. MINTS.--. 110 movements of the Mormons
is one of the most extraordinary of the day.
They continue to Increase and multiply at
an amazing rate, and their missionaries in
all parts of the world aro reaping a rich
harvest. A few days since, no loss than
800 new converts arrived at St. Louis,
from England, while six more ships are on
their way, having from 2',500 to . 3;000 on
board. It is thought that 10,000 i 4 all
will cross the Atlantic during the coming
year. How aro we to account for this.
ARRIVAL OF THE ARABIA,
NEWYORK, April 20, 1853,
The steamship Arabia, from Liverpool,
with dates to the 9th inst., arrived at her
wharf at 6 o'clock this morning, being
three days later than our last advices.
The Papal Government has concluded a
loan with the Rothchilds for twenty mil/-
ions of franca.
The Liverpool cotton market was heavy,
but prices were unchanged. The sales of
the week foot up 50,000 bales.
Flour has declined 6d, and Wheat 2d.
Trade in Manchester was quiet, with a
The London money market was steady.
Consols closed at 100ia1001 for money
The affairs which threatehed to create a
war are in a speedy way of settlement.
The Russian army has been ordered to
retire from the Turkish frontier.
The Chamber of Deputies in Turin hard
passed a bill for the repression of the Slave
ENGLANtr.—Tbe weather in Liverpool
has been very mild, and it has been suita=
ble for farming throughout Great Britain.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer's pro
posed measure for a reduction of the na
tional debt has excited much attention in
The Queen gave birth to a son at Buck
ingham Palace on the 7th inst. The moth
er and child were doing as well as could
Lord Skelmersdale is doad. lie sat in
the House of Commons from 1795 to 1828.
An estimate prepared by parliament
shows that an additional sum of two hun
dred thousand pounds will be required for
'53, over the ordinary grants of the army,
navy and commissarial departments, to meet
the expenses of the Cafft e war.
Eight or ten English and From vessels
went ashore in the English Channel during
a dense fog, on the 6th inst. They were
mostly complete wrecks. Six lives were lost.
There were no American vessels injured.
The scaffold;ng gave way on the Dublin
Crystal Palace, and killed five of the work
men, and wounded eight others.
FRANCE.—We have no open accounts of
the action of France, either in the Turkish
or Sandinian questions, and no movements
of importance at home.
Some few persons yet decline to take
the oath of allegiance.
M. Montalambert has written a satirical
letter on the Corps Legislatif, with a few
sly cuts at the Senate and Emperor, and
this has been quite the event of the week.
The Emperor Napoleon has been sick for
a day or two. He and his young wife lend
quite an active life, driving about the city,
paying and receiving visits, /to.
The earthquake on the night of the Ist
inst., was felt not only at Havre and Caen,
but also at Police, St. Lo, Aloneon, Rhe
ims, St. Brienne and Nantes. The shocks
lasted from six to ten seconds.
The municipal council of Brest have vo
ted 100,000 francs for the reception of the
Emperor on his journey to Brittany.
The Council of State has under consid
eration. a project of a pension grant to the
widow of Marshal Ney. The arrears
amount to 336,000 francs.
On Wednesday, the Bureau Corps of the
Legislature concluded its discussions on the
Budget of 1854, and chose Commissioners.
The Emperor is reported to have inform
ed the Court of Accounts, that if the reve
nue continues to improve in the same ratio
as now, he will soon be enabled to remit
nearly thirty millions of land tax.
Great excitement prevails througout the
manufacturing cities of the North, growing
out of a report, generally believed that the
Government is about to modify the duty on
cotton. An association of manufacturers
has been formed, to oppose any change in
the present tariff.
The Government of France is accused
by the foreign press of lukewarmness in
the matter of the remonstrances of Austria
in reference to Piedmont.
Count de Pontecouland, ex Senator and
Peer of France,has just died in his 88thyear.
The accounts from Martinque are to the
13th ult. The Islands were healthy.
Preparations continue in progress for
the inruguration of Napoleon's tomb on the
sth of May.
News reached Paris on Wednesday of
the escape from the prison of Belle Isle, of
the famous Blanqui. He was accompanied
by another prisoner, whose name has not
transpired. Blauqui was subsequently re
captured and given up to the authorities.
PUUSSIA.—The police have made dis
coveries by the arrests in Berlin, which
prove that the conspiracy was in close al
liance with the Italian one, of which an un
successful outbreak at Milan was manifest
ed. Mr. Kinkel was deeply mixed in the
The King of Prussia has offered the Me
dial an asylum in his country,but it is tho'ght
that they will prefer proceeding to England.
AUSTMA.—Eight persons were shot at
Csongard, llungary, on the 10th, for drink
ing with three notorious robbers instead of
informing against them. The ninth person
was shot at the same place for abetting
the escape of another robber by giving a
false name to the gendarme.
The Government has offered a reward of
10,000 florins for the apprehension of the
celebrated guerilla chief ; Rose S. A. Sar
dor Maximilian Von Sotuerdre.
ROBIE.—The English residents in Rome
are moving to erect a monument to Pope
Adrian IV., the only Englishman who ov
er sat in the Papal chair.
[Er Thos. M. Bodley, of Cincinnati, has
been appointed Superintendent of the new
Custom House in that city, in place of G.
W. Runyan, removed.