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Editor and Proprietor.
Wednesday Morning Jane 23, 1858,
The Circulation of the Hun
tingdon Journal, im great
er than the Globe and Am
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INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS,
Dentist.—Dr. R. A. Miller.
Oil Paintirgs to be given away.
Novel and Extraordinary.
The Golden Prize.
A Prize for Everybody.
Foundry.—R. C. McGill.
Cloth-Cleaning —Zachanah Johnson..
Portable Fence—H. Cornprobst.
Drugs.—McManigel & Smith.
Wiga & Toupees.—Geo. Thurgaland
Sewing Machine.—Grover & Baker.
Cook Stove.—Call at this Office.
To Merchants and Farmers.
Dr. Hardman.—To Invalids,
Dr. John McCulloch.
Burr Mill Stones.
Dry Goods.—Fisher & McMurtne.
Nicholas' Bank Note Reporter.
Hardware.-3. A. Brown.
Dentist.—Dr. J. R. Huyett.
Attorneys.—Scott & Brown.
Paper Hanging.—Howell & Bro's.
Letter Coppier for sale.
Lindsey's Blood Searcher.
Dry Goods.—D. P. Gwin.
Foundry.—Cunningham & Bro.
Dry Goods &c'—David Grove.
Attorney.—T. P. Campbell.
Consumption.—G. W. Graham.
Suffer not.—l. Summerville.
Dr. H. K. Neff.
Attorneys. —Wilson & Petriken.
Duponco's Golden Pills.
The United American, Republican, and
People's Committee of Superintendence for
the City of Philadelphia, earnestly desirous to
extend and perpetuate that union of the ele
ments of opposition to the present National
Administration, which in this City has lately
resulted in such brilliant success, do hereby
respectfully suggest, and recommend to the
State Committees representing those several
elements of opposition, that they call upon the
Citizens of Pennsylvania, who are opposed to
the present National Administration; espec
ially to its despotic and fraudulent Lecompton
policy, and its wilful neglect of the just claims
of domestic industry; and who are in favor of
the Sovereignty of the People over their own
local concerns; of American institutions as
against the policy and intrigues of foreign
Governments, and of adequate protection to
our home labor, to assemble in their respect
ive Senatorial and Representative Districts to
choose delegates to a State Convention, to
meet at Harrisburg, in the Hall of the House
of Reikesentatives, at 2 o'clock, P. 81., of Wed
nesday the 14th day of July, 1858, to nomi
nate Candidates for Judge of the Supreme
Court, and Canal Commissioner.
LEONARD R. FLETCHER, Praident.
J. R. FLANIGEN,
G. A. COFFEY, Vice Presidents.
W. J. P. WHITE,
M. V. SUMMERS, 1 & ar
J. R. LYEDAI.I, I '
Philadelphia, May 20, 1858.
In view of the above recommendation, nod
its genetal acceptance, I hereby withdraw the
call for a State Convention, issued by me, far
the Bth of July next, and earnestly request the
American Republicans of the State to accept
it, and participate in the election of Delegates
to said Convention.
By order of the State Committee.
Chairman A. R. 8. Corn.
Attest—Ensue', /iPPnEasos, Sec.
Carmine, May 31, 1858.
lb the Americana of lennsylvania:
The above recommendation having been sub
mitted to me for my approval, after consults.
don with the majority of the members of the
American State Committee, and a large num•
ber of the prominent Americans of the State,
cheerfully adopt it as our call for a State
Convention, and urge the members of the
'American party throughout the State to parti.
eipate in the election of Delegates.
H. BUCHER SWOOPE,
Chairman of American State Com,
Clearfield, May 29, 1858.
Inasmuch as the above recommendation and
calls point out the plain road to practical, de.
drive, and enduring victory over the present
sational Administration and its tyrannical and
ectional policy, I therefore request the Repub.
leans of Pennsylvania to unite in the election
.f Delegates to the above Convention.
Whl. B. THOMAS,
Chairman of the Republican Slate Cont.
Philadelphia, June 1, 1858.
PROF. ELBE ASSASSINATED.
Prof. Baer, of Baltimore, died in Pitts
tairg, on the night of Friday last, from
the effects of a blow inflicted on his head
on Tuesday, the Bth inst. He was a pro.
lessor of music, and highly esteemed as a
gentleman. A notorious character, na
med James McKee, was arrested on sus.
picion of being the person who inflicted
the blow. Being taken before Mr. Baer,
then inn dying condition, but with his
mind unusually clear, he was positively
identified as the man who den't the blow.
The remains of Prof. Baer passed thro'
this place to Baltimore on Sunday.
It may not be generally known to our
readers, that five miles from this borough,
there is now one of the most pleasant, ele
gant, and comfortable watering places in
the State. The Warm Springs celebra
ted for the medical virtues of the water,
and the romantic scenery of the neighbor.
hood, have under the enterprise of our
friend Gen. Wilson been rendered, a most
healthful and delightful retreat. A first
class commodious hotel has been erected,
the grounds and groves have been taste
fully laid out, and planted with shrubbery
and shade trees, delightful bath houses
have been fitted tip, and everything has
been done nt a great expense to render
the place healthful and pleasant. Col.
Hurd who keeps the hotel, and attends to
the conifort of visitors is a most agreeable
and accommodating host, and no one can
pay a visit to his house enjoy his hospital
ities and regale himself on the delicate vi—
ands of his table, without pronouncing him
a landlord par excellence.
Two excellent Enes of stages run from
this town to the Springs daily, or twice a
day if desired, and there is every prospect
that the house will be filled this season
with visitors. For natural beauty, there
is no such place in the State. We hope
to pay many a visit to these Springs.
On Thursday of lost week • an accident
occurred to the express passenger train
going west about 7 o'clock in the morning
at Map!eton Station, about eight miles be •
low this place, on the Pennsylvania rail
road, by which three ladies and a boy
were injured, one of the ladies was se
verely cut on the forehead, the other two
but slightly; the boy was dangerously in
jured but is now convalescent
One truck only W9B thrown from the
track, which caused that end of the car to
strike a freight car standing on the siding,
occasioning the injury referred to, but do
ing no other damage. The four persons
injured mire brought to this place, where
they received frorwthe officers of the com
pany every attention it was possible to
IL is worthy of notice that in these days
of rapid travelling, while_ accidents have
been of such frequent occurrence froi;
floods and other causes, the ejentral road
has been almost entirely exempt. The
admirable manner in which the road is
ballasted with broken stone on the outside
as well as within the rails, makes it next
to impossible for a serious accident to oc-
cur, even when running off the track at a
high rate of speed. "l'he danger from de
fective bridges and running stock is pro.
vented by a daily examination of both, and
the officers of the road take pride in car
rying out these important precautionary
imr- Hon, J. Covode has our thanks
fcr public Documents.
Pursuant to public notice, a meeting of
the citizens of the borough of Huntingdon
convened in the Court House on Friday
evening, 18th inst.. for the purpose of ma
king arrangements for celebrating the ap
proaching anniversary of our National In
dependence, The meeting was organized
by calling Maj. T. P. CAMPBELL to the
Chair, and pppointing J. A. NASII, Secre
Remarks were made by Messrs. Stewart
Colon, Campbell and Benedict, as to the
beat mode of celebrating.
On motion of J. Sewell Stewart, Esq., a
committee of five was appointed to report
a programme. The Chair appointed J.
Sewell Stewart, Wm. Colon, R. B. Petri
ken, Ed. Snare and P. McAteer said cons•
mittee. Adjourned to meet in the Court
House on Saturday evening.
The meeting was ealled to order by the
President. The report of the committee
being called for, the following was read by
J. Sewell Stewart, Esq., and unanimously
Ist. That as the 4th of July this year
occurs on Sunday, it be celebrated on Sa
turday, the 3d of July.
2d, That a procession form in the street
at the Court House and march to M'Ca
han's Grove, preceded by a band of music,
if such crn be procured, and if not, the
time honored inspiring drum and fife—the
time of moving and the details of the pro
cession to be regulated by a Committee of
Arrangements, a Chief and twelve assis
3d, Arrived at the grove, the Declare•
Lion of Independence rend, and an oration
4th. In the afternoon a balloon men-
sion, discharges of cannon and musketry.
interspersed with patriotic speeches, music
grand rural cotillions, promenades, Bro.
sth. Display of fireworks at night- The
whole celebration to be conducted with the
strictest ord sr and decorum, and to be par
ticipated in by all who may desire to at
tend, young and old, male and female.
6th. That an invitation be itxtended to.
neighboring military companies to attend
On motion of Jno. 0. Murray a Commit
tee of Arrangements be appointed to con
sist of twelve persons. the chair appointed
Jno, 0. Murray, Andrew Johnston, P.
M'Ateeer, Wm. Williams, Wm. B. Zeig•
ler, Wm Summers, Jno. S. Miller, C.
Schneider, Henry Africa, Joseph R. Car
mon, Andrew Moebuv. and 'l'. P. Love
The Chair, then, on motion, appointed
Wm. Colon, Albert owen, A. W. Benedict
H. 'I% White and J. Sewell Stewart, a
committee to procure an orator for the day,
and other speakers for the occasion.
On motion, Ed. Snare was authorized to
procure a balloon and fire works, with the
pr.ivilege of appointing as many assistants
as he may require.
On motion, the proceedings were order.
ed to . be published in all the county papers.
T. P. CAMPBELL, Pres't.
J. A. NASII, Sec'y
For the Journal.
Interesting Letter from Virginia.
l'oaT ROYAL, Vs., June 1858.
Air. Editor :—I have received several
letters from your vicinity making inquiries
respecting an advantageous place of set.
Clement in Virginia. This State possess,
so many natural advantages as a place of
settlement, that it is amongst the wonders
of the present age, why it is not already
more densely peopled. Having not only
inexhaustible beds of gold, copper. iron,
coal, lead, gypsum, salt and other minerals
in close proximity, extending front tide•
wat,r to its western boundary; but a rich,
salubrious climate, and a bay and rivers
sufficient to command the trade of nearly
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For the Journal.
DUBLIN TOWNSHIP, Juno 22, 1858.
Perhaps it will be of some interest jo
the numerous readers of the Journal to
hear of n large Black Bear, on last Mon
day: following after a flock of Sheep be
longing to Mr. George Mills, near this
place. The timely appearanoe of the dogs
caused Bruin to direct his course toward
the Mountain and made good his escape.
For the Journal.
MR. Enrroa.-•••With your permission
I offer the following problem, have the
goodness to give it a corner in your most
An extensive fence maker agrees to
make a pale fence, around a piece of land
large enough that he will enclose ten
acres to every pail in the entire fence; al
lowing every pale to compose ono foot.
It matters not whether the field be cir-
cular, or square. Young men let ua hear
your solution in the next number of this
Journal; if not we expect to follow with a
eolutiou of the same.
W ILET ROBE.
Mir "The Printer" for the month of
June is before us. This is the second
number of a new work published by Men.
ere. Henry & Huntington of York.
It contains eight pages of read ra o
variety of beautiful specimens rice
*1 per annum.
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A GREAT BOOK FOR ;SUMMER TIME.
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port, Sharon, and Saratoga will be on the
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light rending, and we are sure they will
enjoy a rich treat in poring over its mirth
provokt ng pages. We cut the following
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This is just tho book to choose as a com
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satire, and its free, almost colloquial style.
It will doubtless bee /me the great favor
ite of all pleasure seeking readers, at home
Stanford & Delisser, of New York, are
the publishers, who have also just issued
a very charming work of a different class,
but no less excellent in its way, ensiled
'Pearls of nought; Gathered from Old
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Counterfeits. as well us other valuable in
From the Philadelphus Press.
HOW THE NIGHTY HAVE FALLEN.
SENATOR HALE ILLUMINATING SE
Our Washington correspond nt, in one
of his late letters, spoke of Senator Bigler's
last achievement in the debate about gar
den seeds, and also of Senator Hale's re•
marks, which are as follows. The scene
took place on Friday, the 28th ult.
.Ma. HALE. It is very rarely, sir, that'
'it''llebate in the Senate is intended to influ
ence the action of members here, but it is
Made to enlighten the country. I confess
however, that this debate has enlightened
my mind. I was at first inclined to go
against this appropriation, but the consid
erations which have been urged with so
much force by the Senator from Pennsyl
vania, I confess, have weakened my con
victions in that direction, and have almost
induced me to go for it. If the appeal
which he so powerfully and pathetically
made to the honorable Senator from Geor.
gia has not moved him, he must be imper
vious to eloquence and to pathos.
1 think that the case, which the Sena
tor from Pennsylvania has presented, is
eminently just. I agree entirely with
what he says, when he :'eclares that in
his course here he has not been looking to
popularity. I think that the whole North,
Pennsylvania no less than any other part
of the Union, will endorse his veraoity, it
nothing else, when he declares that ho
has not been seeking popularity; and when
he appeals to the Senator from Georgia,
and tells him what a hard road the Nor
them Democrats have had to travel, how
much they have had to sacrifice and to
face; and then asks if, in return for all this
he cannot let him have a few onion and
garlic seeds, [laughter,] I confess if the
Senator from Georgia was 'not moved, I
was. [Laughter.] I think it is reasona
ble, and more than reasonable, even if he
had asked for a little of tho vegetable full
grown. But when he says, 'Look at the
North, and see on every side, and hear
by every mail, proof that we have not
pandered to popularity; see what we have
suffered in your behalf; when you see all
that, and see that we are not exorbitant,
we do not ask any offices; 'ake your for
eign missions, aria distribute them where
they appropriately belong; take the Fed.
oral Treasury, and use it; but when we go
home to an outraged constituency, will
you be as illiberal as not to let us carry a
few union seeds, a little garlic, and now
and then a cabbage, [laughter] so dirt our
constituency may be inclined to wink a
little at the course we have taken on this
grent question, upon which we have sac
rificed so much for you ?' I confess that
even if I had such strict rules as the Sen
ator from Georgia entertains upon 'the'
Coustitutien, when such an appeal as that
came from such a source, the 'right bow
er' of the Achninistnition, not asking to
take the 'ace,' or anything else, but situp•
ly a little onion seed—a vegetable that,
under peculiar states of application, is cal
culated to produce steers—(laughter)—
cannot you let us go home, and cry with
our constituents over what we have done !
I do not want to be personal, but I appeal
to the honorable Senator from Georgia,
and I ask him—l can ask hits, for we
have always been on friendly relations—
Mr. Bigler. Allow me.- I have no
idea at all that the Senator intends to be
Mr. Hale, Oh, no.
Mr. Bigler. But he uses terms which
Ido not understand; talking about the
'right bower' and ace,' and all that sort of
Mr. Bale. Well, sir, Ido not under
stand them; but I thought the Senator did,
b.cause the Senator from Georgia spoke
of it, and he seemed to understand it then.
(Laughter.) Ido not understand thesis;
but I suppose it is parliamentary, highly
so. (Laughter,) ur else it would not have
been introduced. Ido not know what the
'right bower' is. I suppose it is n naval
[knave al] term, [laughter,] or something
of that sort.
But I vas proceeding. The Senator
from Georgia and myself do not agree on
political questions; we have differed; but,
I believe, in our social intercourse we have
never had any difficulty, and whenever it
has been in my power—l do not know
that I ever hod an opportunity where it
was in my power to do him a rlight fa
vor, but if it was the case, I would do it;
but if he has the slightest personal regard
for me, I beg to throw it into the same
scale where the eloquence and pathos of
the Senator from Pennsylvania have gone
before me. and both together we ask for—
a little onion seed. (Laughter.) Can he,
under these circumstances, resist ? No,
I am as strict a • constructionist of the
Constitution as any, not excepting tho hon•
nrable Senator before me (Mr. Toombe;)
but I have read all the platforms, and I
suggest to the Senator from Georgia that
he is a little too fast. I think consider—
ing what has been done, we may contin
ue to vote these seeds, at least until the
Charleston Convention sits, and then,
have no doubt after these developments,
there will be a new resolution that will
cut oft' these seeds, and that onions will
be unconstitutional ever after. (Laugh
ter.) But until that is done, until that
proviso is put in, I think the faithful nay
construe the provisions of the Constitution
and the Cincinnati platform as the honor—
' able Senator from Pennsylvania has sug
gested. I think we may construe them
I without straining the •Constitution any
more to buy onion seeds than it does to
catch runaway slaves. 1 guess when you
find a provision in the Constitution that
there is a mode to take money out of the
Federal treasury to pay for returning
gitivo slaves, you will find also the provi•
sion that a little sum may be paid for onion
seed. Until is clause forbidding it comes
either in the Constitution or the Charles.
ton I ;onvention, let us have the seed; Ir ut
I have no doubt it will be unconstitution
al after the Convention sits.
la the U, S. Senate, yesterday, the In.
dian Deficiency Appropriation bill was
passed. The Post office Appropriation
bill was then taken up. A motion %yes
adopted to increase the rates of postage to
five cents for letters under 3000 miles, and
ten cents for ull distances over the,. When
this vote was taken, 29 members Acre ab-
sent, and it stood ayes 19, noes 15. Am
ong the amendments adopted was one for
the payment of *147,780 to E. K. Collins
as the balance withheld by the department
less *115,000 due to the United States,
and also amendments repealing the pres
ent arrangement of advertising the letter
list in the newspaper of the largest circu
lation, and awarding the advertising to the
lowest bidder. An amendment was adop•
ted abolishing the franking privilege front
the 4th of March next, ihe expiration of
the present Congress. A motion to abol
ish the franking privilege of the President
and heads of departments was lost, An
amendment was, however, adopted on mo.
tion of Mr. Seward, providing that all
matter passing through the 'nails be pre
paid,'excepting newspaper and periodi
call to regular subscribers, and foreign
matter, thus virtually abolishing the fran.
king privilege, whereupon a motion was
made by Mr. Hatnlin and adopted, repeal
ing all the laws conferring the franking
privilege. On motion of Mr. Wilson, an
amendment was adopted provided that
from the 4th of March next, the printing
of postage stamps, blanks, warrants, &c.,
be given to the lowest responsible bidder.
Finally the l ill passed. The bill malting
an appropriation for collecting the revenue
was taken up, and Mr. Wilson advocated
a reduction of the force employed. 'Vise
amendment, reducing the expenses of col
lection half a million of dol'ars, wPs agreed
to. During the debate on this, Mr. Wil
son insinuated that Mr. Gavin was a thief,
and MY. Gavin politely retorted that Mr.
Wilson a•as n slanderer, a calumniator and
a coward. After this edifying discussion
the Senate qUietly passed the bill. No
doubt these remarks were intended in a
Pickwickian sense, acd will be explained
Explosion of the Steamer Pennsylvania•
Great Loss of Life
Names of Killed Wounded and
MEMPIIIR, June 14
The steamboat Pennsylvania exploded
her boilers on Sunday morning at 6 o'clock
at Ship Island, 70 miles below Memphis.
and was burned to the water's edge. About
850 passengers were on board, and it is be
lieved that 100 are killed or missing. The
Diana. Imperial, and Frisbee took all they
could find in the Water on show.
'lle following is n list of the sufferers,
so fur as ascertained :
Losr—Father Delcross, Mrs. Will and
daughter, of St. Louis ; Foster Hurst . N.
and J. Bantschen, and Denis Corcoran. of
New Orleans ; Joseph ['ilan, of Texas; E
Gleason, of N York; 11. B. Nichols, of
'Pexas; Sncicey, of This ; W. Linter
J. Sinkhoin, J. 80w1...5, James Byrn and
Win. Woodford, of Louisville ; L. W.
Black, of Pittsburg ; 13 Genstous, and nn
Englishman from Cuba. who has n sister
living near Burlinguin, 111.
INJURED—H. Fisher, John Bloomfield,
J. 'H. Campbell, Frank Jones, A. Bari,
John Ninny. Francis Ptntt, of New Or
leans, Xavier Hunch 'and L. Vila of the
French Opera, Henry Clements of L.
Louis, the third clerk (scalded), Wm. Md.
lis of New Jersey, Mutt Kelly of St. Louis
Sam Marks of Pennsylvania, Chas.
Stone of Nashville, Daniel Keelie of Ko
okuk, lowa, Samuel Wool.
SAVED—Mrs. Touranire, of the French
Opera; Sister Caroline and Sister Mary
Ellen, of thu New Orleans Convent ;
McCarthy of New Orleans, the Captain,
second and third clerks, and the chief en
gineer of the boat.
MEMPHIS, June 14
The Imperial was the first boat that ar•
rived at the wreck of the Pennsylvania.
She to a large number of passengers to
New Orleans The Diann arriv'd here
at eleven o'clock on Sunday night, with a
large number fortouisville.
At 4 meeting of the citizens, $l.OOO
wore subscribed for the sufferers, and com
mittees were appointed to collect further
Xavier Rauch, olthe Opera troupe, died
to day. Several othera are not expected to
Front the Christi. Advoente
Reported Death of the Emperor of Chi.
Mt. —E uh Chau. China, March :12, 1858.
—lt is currently reported that the Empe
ror It deal. The Russian embassy recei
ved letters loom Pekin, dated on last Christ
mas day, stating that the Emperor then
Wan very sick: that his lower limbo were
entirely paralyzed, a"d that he could not
live much longer. The En glish embassy
received news via Canton, from Pekin,
dated in February, 1858, to the effects
that the Emp etor is dead. This repo rt
however, is not credited here. The re
port of "the Emperor's dangerous illness
seems to be well authenticated; and it is
highly probable his death may soon add
a fresh complicatio n to the present nego
tiations, and furnish another Ii tile to the
chain of great events by which God is
opening, up this mighty empire to the
Gospel of his eon. R. S. MACLAY.
A Max named W tn. Simcock, of Wash
ington county, Pa., recently lost his wife
in the morning—was arrested by the con
stable at 11 o'clock—married his second
wife helm night—and followed the re
mains of his first wife, in company •vith
the second, to the grave the day alter.
A BANK CASHIER PAMPA) COUNTEa•
PEIT MONEY—The Plainfield Gazette sta
tes that some weeks since Dr. Harvey
Dayton succeeded in passing off upon his
acquaintances in Plainfield considerable
sums of counterfeit money, and then de
camped. Mr. Dayton was cashier of the
State Bank of Morris, and after the failure
of that institution was convicted of per
The Great Eruption of Mount Ves-
NAPLES, Nay 31.---Since Slturclay the
eruption has proceeded with constantly
increasing violence, and has presented at
night a more and snore magnificent spec
tacle. In my last letter I mentioned that
there issued from the great basin of fire
in the Atria, a single stream of lava, which
after a tortuous course, was descending
the declivity of the mountain. This
stream has continued its course, varying
in breadth according to the accidents of
the ground, and seems now to direct itself
to a point between Portici and Torre del
Greco, but touch nearer the latter than the
former. It approaches close to the scat
tered farm houses which lie above the
towns at the foot of the mountain, gin,
of which it can scarcely fail to destroy.
In the afternoons of Saturday and Seri-
day, two other streams of Iwe • broke oiit
of the great basinpand are descending the
mountains towards the neighborhood of
Portici Thi7.9e streams seem to follow
the direction of ravines, which runs near:
ly parallel to . the ridge on which the Ob
servatory and the Hermitage stand. These
buildingv have been hitherto saved from
submersion by the lava by t heir great el
evation, the fluid naturally following the
direction of the lower ground at either
aide of them.
The Hermitage, which is close to th e
great basin of craters and rivers of lava, is
approached by a tolerably good carriage
road, and, as may be supposed, hundreds
of vehicles of every description, from the
ealeche of the millionaire to the humble
caricolo, are collected there towards mid
night. Donkey parties abound, of which
ladies do not fear to form a part,
June 1.-- The state of the mountain
lust s ight was nearly the same as on the
preceding nigki, the eruption, perhaps,
being a little less violent. The great
streams of lava already described, contin
ue to flow slowly in the same direction.
The Flood at Cairo and elsewhere•
A Cairo correspondent of the Cincinna•
ti Gazette, writes under the date of Juno
17th, as follows :
The lower floors of the Taylor House
have burst up; the furniture bus been re
moved to the upper story. The Alvin
Adonis from Memphis for Louisville, took
35 persons from a corn cribat Hickman,
on Wednesday. Mississippi county, Mo.,
is nearly all under water. qt Rodney the
water is four feet over the embankment,
and six feet at ken:tick's Landing. The
amount of damage cannot yet be ascerutin•
ed. No lives hove been lost, and there is
no more suffering thin, could be : tiipected.
During Sunday night the river rose 1 in.
All houses t, hich have been properly
built, although setting on posts aril station
ary, and will not be seriously damaged.--
As I write a mule and a cow are standing
on the old levee; which is o feet above
the water There are great quantities of
drift in the upper part of the town.
There is DO break nt Williams' mill, but
the water goes over the top of the levee for
space of 200 feet. Only about the
length of a rail of the track is carried
stray. The water is a few feet over the
Graveyard Ridge, which was always con
sidered above any gverfiow.
There will probal.ly be eighteen incoes
of deposit. Ihe mud is settling fast.
Thu crevasse is about 150 feet in length
and 300 fret from the Mississippi river.—
The current is still settling. In other pla
ces the water is running over. It also runs
over the or tv levee for nearly the whole
distance. The old Mississippi levee is
four fret above water. The steamer Queen
of the West refused to take passengers on
board without pay.
Columbus is submerged three fet.4, and
the peop'e are going about in boats.
The Way it is Done•
In the year 1772, a man in England
astonished - the natives, by having a load
ed cannon fired at him at a distance of ten
yards only, and catching the ball—a
pounder—in his hand. On a payment of
a considerable sum he divulged his secret,
which was this: W hen the proper charge
of powder was ready, a little of it put in
the :term!), then the ball run in, and the
rest of the powder put in after it. The
wadding was then rammed tightly in; when
fired, the report was as loud as usual, but
' owing to their being s small quantity n(
powder behind the ball, it would only car,
ry about twentw yards. Cannon loaded
in this way, and fired against thin pine
boards, at a distance of twelve or Meets
yards, makes no impression-
'The Dirty little Pig.
The Pass Christian (Miss.) Monitor
' , Going up the street a few days ago
we saw a sight wt didn't expect to see,
nor no we expect to see again in a great
while. It was nothing moreor less than
a little negrn boy, about four years old,
stretched out upon the ground beside a
poor, mangly looking sow, and sucking
away as though it was his mother. Such
a scene is not often witnessed in our town
and it rather amused us. And what was
more, the sow seemed to like the idea of
suckling a human pig."