The Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 8, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 22, 1860 Page: 1 of 4
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GALVESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1860.
GALVESTON WEEKLY CIVILIAN,
ITViBT, MENAHD tc CO.
mien o> (uiaottrnoK:
Weekly wf iiMwi — |3 oo
■ if not paid within fi month 4 00
^miMlaf two dolían and fifty cent*for
ak«Anwabrn " " -
t, will be entitled to the other
11tb o* advkstisiko:
Vor a tfngleequare of ten Unta,- or lea*, 91 for tha fint
ad 90 eeato Kfcllttoaal br nek mbeequent insertion
dMn vearlyadvertUementa, and
■ by the quarter or year.
BITI BUT IS* I860*
. We are indebted to Jonas' Express for
; late New Orleans papers.
.&T the steamer Alice, Capt. T. PeaoocH
arrived this morning, from Liberty, with 226
balea cotton and the following passengers :
Mr Van Pradelles, Mrs Crane, J E De Blanc,
N Shields, J Taylor, Dable, Murphy, Redman,
■Axis anp New Orleans.—On Saturday,
the 12th, the cars of the Texas and New Orleans
air line of railroad arrived at Liberty from Beau-
mont. Our informant states that in a very
abort tine the road wiM be in good working
order, and that in all probability a large amount
of tcafic will pass over the road.
There Mairfly anything that-contributes so
much to the public distinction of a people or
city as those noble institutions do, that are
ereeted by the rich_and well to do, voluntarily,
for the benefit of those who stand in need of as-
¡stance during times of sickness, or when mis-
fortune overtakes them. Every city and town
in Great Britain is ornamented with institutions
of this description,'Ibme for medical, pecuniary,
or educational purposes, and these institutions
cannot well fail to contribute largely towards
the building up of the importance of a locality
or the charitable and good intentions of a peo-
ple; hot unless these places be rightly con-
ducted, they became, in a very short time, a
curse rather than a blessing to those parties
whose misfortunes have led to their seeking
shelter beneath the roof. Where a people de-
sire to show an intention to do something for
the benefit of those who are less fortunate in
their struggles for gain, it behoves the Press
and all good citia ns to render every assistance
in carrying out th > object contemplated.
We feet pleased in being able to give the en-
tire eontents of a circular which has lately come
under our notice, and in doing so we withhold
comment, rathe than risk spoiling the beauty
•f the spirit ivhich prompted its coming into
existence. The circular runs thus :
A meeting of ladies of the city of Galveston
was held at the Methodist Church, on Tuesday,
the 13th March, I860, to consider, the import-
ance of, and take steps for, the establishment of
a Ladies' Bethel Society. '
The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev.
J. M. Wesson.
Rev. Mr. McGlashon, Secretary of the Amer-
ican Seamen's Triend Society, addr^sed the
A form of constitution was read, and it was
resolved to form a Ladies' Bethel Society for
the city of Galveston, auxiliary to the Ameri-
Arrifal f th*
* o AVBMt J
HC Miller, P S Miller, W
L D T raver . Q W
LS Elliott. J
w and child—1
J Converse, W
Mptrfut ft— Mexico
BRILLIANT VICTORY Of THE LIBBBALI8T&.
Second Cerfe at the leactteabt
Cat te Pieces.
By the brig Nahnm Stetson, Capt. Treuis
which arrived at this port yesterday, we' have
advices from Ta®pico to the 6th instant. The
■ews is highly important. On the 25
was fought at the Rancho del Chino, State of
San Louis Potosi, a general engagement betweei
the Second Corps of the Reactionary army, com-
manded hr Gen. Romulo de la Vega,end the
Liberal forces, under Gen. Uraga, in which the
former were utterly routed, and Gen. Vega and
a large portion of his army made
[for the Civilian.
Te These whe Cm Understand it
ar i. a.
When on your bended kneea to night.
One prayer you-'Il mj for me—
That I nay ahun intejaperance,
And be what I ahould he.
Then ia return, food friend.
If tkat i heart ia Heaven,
Another paver I'll MBd for you—
Be.btew'dand be fgrgWen.
Whatever rice we mar poaaeM.
Some friend will fin the fiante,
And thongh they «alie, and kindly look.
The denton' (till the tuat.
Óive me the honest, noble heart.
That dare to apeak of wrongs—
. I'Udaao hi hand , a friend of yore,
■Til Tine «hall be no more.
' To err, we know, i human.
And to forgive " divine.''
But aeidom from the vortex.
The debauchee of wine,
Haa found amid-the bustling world
One aingle, noble heart,
That gently leads the erring one,
To act Samaria' part.
The Arctic E:
further the Freject.
cut Seamen's Friend
The constitution was read', article by article,
The following persons were elected officers
or the ensuing year:
-Miss N. B. Watrous, First Directress,*
Mrs. J. S. Stdnor, Second Directress,
Mrs. Hum McLbod, Corresponding Secret'y,
Mrs. Tbdshabt, Recording Secretary,
Mrs. Jas. Ssrlet, Treasurer.
BOARD OF MANAGERS:
Mrs. John B. Jones,
Also were captured eighteen pieces of
thirty ordnance wagons, a large quantity of am-
munition, provisions, stores and baggage of
every description. In fact, to use the words of
Gen. Crsga's report, "the Second Corps of the
Reactionary army no longer exists." To say
nothing of the losses on the battle field, during
a well contested engagement of four hours and
a half, more than a thousand prisoners fell into
the hands of the victorious army.
This brilliant engagement took place about
half way between the cities of Zacatecas and
San Luis Potosi. The Liberal forces engaged
were the Brigade Carvajal, under the command
of that officer, and the brigades of Mo relia and
Guanajuato, under the command of Cols. Regu-
les and Antillon. They numbered in all some
3000 to 4000 men.
The aeactionists engaged were the forces re-
cently in possession of San ^lis, and numbered
in all some 4000 men. They were supported by
eighteen pieces of artillery, and had the choice
of grsund, for which purpose they had saUied
forth from the city, immediately upon hearing
of the advance of the enemy.
The Liberalists were at the time oo the march
from Zacatecas, which place they left on the
18th, immediately after the capture of that city.
They came up with the enemy at the Hacienda
de Espíritu Santo, on the 21st, but not being
reday to give battle, moreover expecting rein
forcements, they subsequently fell back, by a
flank movement, to the Hacienda del Corso.—
Here, having completed their arrangements they
again took up the line of march, and finally came
up with the enemy the second time, at the Ran-
cho del Chinos when the engagement took place.
The battle began jt half past one In ttó afternoon,
when the reactionists gave way and fled in
every direction. The rout was complete and
the whole of the enemy's train fell into the hands
of the Liberals. Also were captured Gen. La
Vega himself, the general in chief, Col. Calvo,
his.second in command, and alarge.nnmberof
other officers. The whole number of prisoners Petit Thouars, came home from a three years'
is stated to be upwards of 1000. Of the killed cruise id 1842, and was roasted alire, with
and wounded we have no estimáis, though All ninety others, in the railroad cars between Paris
the reports state it to havé been very gr&t on and Versailles, in open day—a greater number,
both sides. probably, than have ever perished in all the
Immediately after this engagement, Gen, Arctic expeditions. Of all the persons engaged
Urjga marched on San Luis Fcftosi, where were in those expeditions, those who since their re-
his headquarters at last accounts. The people,
who the last six months had suffered exactions
of every kind, received him with every demon-
stration of joy.
This sudden change in the fortunes of war
has breathed a new life into the hitherto des-
ponding Liberal army, and already dispositions
are being taken for a combined attack on the
city of Mexico. To perfect these it is said a
number of officers bave gone on to Vera Cruz,
where were Alatriste and C ' •
A meeting in aid of the proposed American
expedition to the Arctic Sea, was held at Bos-
ton on the 2d, in the Lowell Institute. Mr,
Edward Everett presided and opened the meet-
ing with an eloquent speech, from which we
give a brief extract. Speeches were made by
Dr. Hayes and Professors Agássiz and Rogers;
and a committee of twenty was appointed to aid
Dr. Hayes in collecting'funds to carry out the
enterprise. Mr. Everett said :
"It will no doubt seem to many, who hear
me, tljat this is a very dangerous expedition.—
Dr. Hayes does not so regard it, and he speaks
from the experience of two Arctic winters. But
there Is no doubt hardship to be encountered
and risk to be incurred. Dr. Hayes Í9 not ask-
ing ns to bear these hardships and brave those
dangers. He is not calling us to leave our
comfortable homes, our temperate latitudes, our
warm houses and anthracite fires. He asks us
only, while we are enjoying these luxuries, to
assist him in his attempt to go and struggle
with the rolling glaciers and the icy blasts of
the pole. The danger, however, is probably
less than we suppose. Of twenty-eight or
thirty expeditions to the polar regions, one only
has proved wholly disaqbous. Most of them
contributed something to1 the discovery of a
north-west passage, which was finally accom-
ilished by McClure. One or two vessels have
íeen crushed, five or six abandoned, most of
them, as the event showed, unnecessarily; but
with the exception of the gallant Franklin and
bis unfortunate company, fen have perished in
the cause; and men may perish anywhere, in
any cause. The first time I crossed the little
branch on which Bladensburg stands, in the
neighborhood of Washington, I was tatd that a
sailor, just returned tr,yn a whaling voyage,
was drowned the week uefore, while fording it
' the stage-coacb. The French Admiral, Du
Mrs. T.M. Joseph,
Mrs. Allen Lewis,
Mrs. George Butler,
Mrs. S. S. Parke, ";
Mrs. M. P. Hopkins,-
Miss Mary Smith,
Mrs. Laijra H. Jack.
Árt. 1. This society shall be called the Gal-
¡/eaton Ladies' Bethel Society—anxiliary to the
| menean Seamen's Friend Society.
7. The object of this Society is to aid in the
i iblishment of a Seamen's Horn* and Sea-
L .en's Chnrch in Galveston, and to provide the
•pel, religions reading, and to enlist the ef-
forts of the wise and good in behalf of the Sons
of the Sea.
3. The officers of this society shall consist of
First Directress, Second Dh-aotress, Corres-
ponding and Recording Secretary, Treasurer
and nine Managers. Tbese shall be called the
Board of Managers.
4. The society shall meet annually for the
election of officers, when it shall be the-duty of
the Board of Managers to present a report of
their, proceedings during the year.
5. Any lady can become a member of this so-
ciety by paying two dollars annually, and
twenty dollars at any one time will constitute a
member for life.
6. It shall be the duty of the First Directress
ta esll the Board or Society together when ne-
cessary,or when requested to do so by three of
7. The Board of Managers shall make their
own by-laws, fill their own vacancies, and
otherwise control the affairs of the society; and
any five will form a quorum for the transaction
8. This constitution may be altered at any
annual meeting, by a vote of two-thirds of the
Carvajal on the 2$S
In the meantime Gen.7
Partearroyo as Minister
isengers by the Stetson are
Major John Fisher, of the Fourth Artillery, and
/Capt Jesus de la .Garza, of tbe Tamaulipas
Cavalry, and i*ü¡h xljnlaut of the commander
in-chiers staff. Their special mission, we un-
derstand to be, the purchase of arms and am-
munition for the vigorous campaign already
opened so. auspiciously. .
Restitution to Government.—The follow-
ing letter, without signature, has been received
by the Secretary of the Treasury, enclosing
$200, which amount has been deposited in the
Treasury of the United States -.
" An old soldier of 1812, who was called out
by the government, and received a warrant for
169 acres of land, has some doubt whether or not
he served fifteen days, which was required by
the laws, as I have understood. I therefore
enclose the within amount of $200,. having dis
posed of the warrant. 'April 23, I860.'"—
The Great Mystert.—The following beau-
tiful passage is taken from Timothy Titcomb's
" Preaching upon Popular Proverbs":
The body is to die: so much is certain. What
liea beyond? No one who passes tbe charmed
boundary comes back to tell. The imagination
visits the realms of shadow—sent out from some
window of the soul over life's restless waters,
but wings its. Way wearily back with an olive
leaf in its beak as a token of emerging lile be-
yond theolosely bending horizon. The great
sua comes and goes ia heaven, yet breathes no
secret of the etherial wilderness : The cresent
moon cleaves her nightly passage across the
upper deep, bat tosses OTer board no message
ana display no signals. - The sentinel stars chal-
lenge each other as they wend their nightly
rounds, but we catch no sylables of their coun-
tersign which gives passage to the heavenly
camp. Shtit in t Shut in 1 Between this and the
other life there is i great gulf fixed, across which
eithareye nor foot can travel. The gentle friend
whose eyes we closed in their last, sleep long
years ago, died with rapture in her wonder-
stricken eyes, a smile of ineffable joy upon her
hps, and bands folded over a triumphant heart;
but her lips were past speech, and intimated
[ of the vision that enthralled her.
Latest from Washington.
RECEPTION OF THE EMBASSY.
Washington, May 12.—The steamer Phila-
ilphia, fitted up for the purpose, has beeu dis-
latched to Hampton Roads for the purpose of
>ringing the Japanese Embassy to this city, now
momentarily expected in the Roanoke, from
Preceedlni el Congress.
Washington, May 12—The five bills provid-
ing for the organization of Territorial Govern-
ments in Arizona, Chippewa, Dacotsh, Idaho
i laid on tbe table of the House
and Nevada were
of Representatives yeáterday on account of each
of them containing an anti-slavery proviso.
The Senate yesterday confirmed the appoint-
ment of Hon. Calhoun Benham, as District At-
torney for the'State of California.
Severe Drought in New England.
aph dispatches from
gay th^^lought prevailsthrough-
out the differentSteles. In soire counties the
woods are on ire, thereby destroying much val
Compliment to Senator Hell.
Phil adklfhj a, May 12—Senator Bell arrived
in this city yesterday, and was serenaded last
night. The street opposite his hotel was densely
A short time after the serenade commenced,
Mr. Bell appeared on the balcony and address-
ed the concourse in the most eloquent and pat-
Dispatches from Mexico.
Washington, May 12.—Dispatches received
from Minister McLane say that a special mes-
senger had just arrived at the city of Vera Cruz
from the interior of Mexico, and announces thst
Gen. Miramon's Government hsd accepted the
basis of the adjustment proposed by the Gov-
ernments of England and France, exi
however, the proviso for civil and religious' tol-
Troops tor Dtah.
Gen. Scott has ordered two detachments of
troop now in the Eastern Department to be im-
mediately sent to Utah, for the purpose of rein
forcing the troops already stationed there.
Delegates to Chicago Convention
It is stated that Messrs. Eli Thayer and
Horace Greely have been elected substitutes for
the State of Oregon, in the Chicago Convention.
In the capacity of delegates, they are instruc-
ted to vote for Hates.
tarn have died quietly in their beds, no doubt
'exceed in nnmber, a hundred fold, those who
perished on the voyage.
" It may be asked what good the expedition
will do, even if successful, and the answer
will depend upon our ideas of good. It will
not probably be productive of any commercial
or political advantage. If Dr. Hayes should
reach the pole, it will create no new market for
ile products or manufactures. We shall
^rvith it, we shall not annex it; though
. jfgiSwer for that. But the only ' good'
which Reserves the name is tbe enjoyment of
virtuous happiness by rational beings, and
among the purest sources of this enjoyment is
the investigation .and discovery of truth. To
such investigation and discovery an arctic voy-
age opens s wide field. The question, itself, of
an open Polar Sea, has been pronounced by
Professor Bache,' the great geographic^ ques-
tion of the day.' TW physical- geography of
land and water in this region—the arctic Fauna
and Flora—the tides, the oceanic currents, the
glaciers, the magnetic and auroral phenomena,
tbe ethnological relations of the northernmost
uninhabited regions ; these are all fields of en-
quiry, in which a rich harvest of facts is yet to
be reaped. And whenever we have reached a
fact in* the boundless domain of enquiry, we
have grasped ar link in that train of truth which
binds all nature to the throne of the Supreme.
No power of man can break it—no foresight
predict how far, how high it may guide us. It
may be a fact established on alpine summits, or
in the depths of cheerless mines; the telescope
may bring it down from tbe highest heavens,
the sounding lead may draw it from tbe bottom
of tbe sea; the thoughtful spirit may evolve' it
from the inmost chambers of its own conscious-
ness ; in whatsoever region, from the eqhaiorto
the pole, it may be revealed to tbe observing
ive or the reasoning mind, it is a page in that
Elder Scripture writ by God's own hand.' "
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
military Roads through the West
Soooebr.—It is very strange, and as true as
strange, that a man gains more enemies with
each stride that he makes in successful career.
Hill hi iseninr 1 upon a level withthe meanest
of Hs-eatunniators, the probability is that he
would aever have provoked their enmity; but,
wbea he commenced to rise upon the merit of
' " led effort and masterly energy, the croak-
om he le" behind joined in a loud chorus
' KÍ~lRKr lies. The very fact of his
«ve,their heads constituted him a
6eircalumnies. Wemay notice this
i of things whenever we may chocse to
In mercantile life, where the honest to-
t has become sewarded with affluence for-years
of patient iedastry, we shall hear those who
envy, without the spirit to emulife him, cast
reflections upon his honor, and question the le-
gitimacy of a success so great and so coveted.
Tat it maj h§ that every act ofhis life will besr
the closest scrutiny. If a truly talented and
-atofuona lawyer and physician attains to emi-
ssoee, he is- pronounced a quack, or a toady, or
something worse, by those who bare neither
- the mental calibre or fixedness of purpose to
carry them over tin same path. With how much
truth has U been said that (inte is no sin of
which a ran can be gnilty, no nnkindness, no
me*aneas to his fellows, which excites so much
indignation among his contemporaries, friends
and neighbors, as Ids success. Jhis is the one
unpardonable crime which resionaannot defend,
Apr humanity mitigate. The man whose nan
more glowingly describes that which is feebly
represented by another; the one who enunciates
truth such as some one else is unacquainted
with, and gains auditors, where another fails;
one'wh devotas his every erfrrgy to productive
labor and reaps the greater reward; in short,
ha who thrivea as others do not, ebmprimies, in
his single person, in the opinion of those when
he has surpassed, all the evils that can be sum-
med' in one grand total. They may Dot always
denounce, openly, the successful man, but, were
the jpscripttone neon their hearts translated
truly, they would all read, " Crucify him! cruci-
fy him r _
A colossal bast of Schiller is to be a perma-
nent fixture in the New Tori Central Part.
Washington, May 12.—In the Hpnse of Re-
presentatives, to-day, the bill,.making appro-
priations for the completion of the military road
through the Territory of New Mexico, was pass-
Also was passed the bill providing for tbe
completion of the military roeia through Wash
Steamship and Specie for Enrope
New York, Mar -12.—The steamship New
York sailed from this port to-day for Southamp-
ton, taking out $300,000 in specie on freight.
The steamship City of Manchester also sailed
to-day"Tbr Liverpool, tia Queenstown, taking
out $218,00<yn specie on freight
LATER FROM HAVANA.
ARRIVAL OF STEAMER STAR OF THE VEST
Later from Centoal * South Ame-
rica and Key West.
The D. S. mail steamship Star of the West,
Capt. McGowanT from New York via Havana,
reached her wharf ft an early hour this morn
The Star of-the West left New York at 12 M.
tbe 3d ¡est., and made Havana the afternoon of
the 8th, which port she again left at 10'clock
the following moriiing, Wednesday, the 9th inst.
The California news has, of course, been an
ticipated by the overland express.
General Cuban News.
Tbe news of-the capture of tbe slaver Wild
fire crested considerable excitement at Havana
Tbe name of the captain is supposed to be Faul
rope; mate's, Hutchinson. -The officers and
crew numbered twenty-three in all.. The bark
was five years old, 350 tons burthen, and rated
The eelebrated murder trial at Havana ter-
minated in tbe ooAvicbon of Eulogio Prado, a
Sicilion, Doroteo Valdes and Ceftrino Cardenas,
who were sentenced to die by the garote.
Zamora and Palma, implicated in the
affair, wen banished forever from the'
Another New Paper.—We are not averse
to the appearance of a new sheet, no matter
from what part of the State it comes. Our
brethren of the quill Jiave our best wishes in
all new enterprises, and no matter what our
success has been in the newspaper line, we
wish our cotemporary greater prosperity. The
Red Land Express, published and edited by A.
D. McCutchan, Esq., ot San Augustine, Texas,
is « sheet which is, if we mistake not, calculated
to be of considerable benefit to the locality
where it is published. The sheet is well edited,
and the mechanical department seems'to be
well attended to.
WEDREtbAV, MAY 16* I860.
0T Tbe steamship Gen. Rusk, H. Deniaon,
Commander, from Berwick's Bay via Sabine
Pass, arrived yesterday evening with tbe follow-
ing passengers: -
Mrs Cox, Mra Lipscomb, Miss Dais, Hyde,
Hannab, Eddins, Nelson, Hardrick, Pool, Giter,
Took, Wallace, Bolt, Dor rah, Don-ah, Cleve-
land A son, McKinney, Debs, .10 on deck.
EST The U. S, mail steamer Island City,
Captain .Chas. Blakeman, arrived this morn-
ing from Houston with 301 bales cotton and the
following passengers: '
Saltust, Fort, Bell, Sallust, Furstner, Scion,
Waters, Hollingsworth, Burlsge, Compton, S M
Cain, Farmer, Mathews, Hawkins and 2 brothers
J B Saunders, C H Abber, H E White, Baums,
Mima, Nelms, W F Wheeler, J B Shaw, .Tones
and lady, R H McNau and lady, Mrs Goode,
Mrs Hankes, S B Brush and lady, H B Lee and
lady, MrsHStüe, MtasHawkins, WD Haw-
kins and lady, W H Scott, R Hanna, G Parker,
" Bryan, Cage, Sam Allen. *
faff The brig E. H. Hopkins, from New
York, arrived this morning to Messrs. Hendley
Madame Anna Bishop.—This lady gave a
upjKU,®0( rt at the Casino Hall last even-
ingrit was well attended. Mr. F. Rudolphsen
took a very prominent part in tbe proceedings.
He is a good singer, and received repeated ap
plause. Mr. Hagan also performed his part
with much success. On the whole the concert
* j.j ' . Or sepulchre dreams that are <
I no sensation. The- result did not surprise So-átSg thy hope to the pyre-
writer., Many thought that an expression- Dreams dead from thqfshes n
Crops.—We learned from a friend yesterday
from Centre ville, that the crops in that quarter
are exceedingly promising, and that the fanners
expect to reap a golden harvest. Business is
also very good among the retailors of dry goods.
Cotton, Corn, 4c.—The crops in the direc-
tion of Milam county are singularly good; our
exchanges from that quarter say that the far-
mer was never favored with a better prospect
for an abundant harvest.
f~ Col. Jno. Rose informs us that he had
on his dinner table yesterday green corn, raised
in his own garden. This Is the .first we have
heard of this season, and will doubtless sound
strange to the planters of the corn growing
States of Kentucky and Virginia to hear that
corn is maturing in Texas when they are wait-
ing to welcome theirs through the ground, with
lots of little negroes stationel around the field
"to scare the crows away."
Indians.—We are informed, says the San
Antonio Herald, by Mr. Drew, a passenger who
came with the San Diego mail, whicharrivid in
town yesterday, that a train belonging to Mr.
Howard, of ten or twelve wagons, was attacked
on the 8th inst., at Howard's Station, by a party
of forty or fifty Indians who succeeded in tak-
ing off six or eight heau o. mules. One Mexi-
can belonging to the train was wounded, and a
horse was killed. When our informant left the
train was still at tbe station.
yncriTu-v IheJicw^vUMnw CfrsWIbt,-*
14th inst., says that one Charles Brown, a
stranger, was arrested on Saturday last, at the
Citizen's Bank, on tbe charge- of forgery. The
check was drawn for $463 50, payable" to Mr.
Williams or bearer, and signed J. R. Pike. Mr.
Cammaok's quick eye at once detected the
check to be a forgery, and calling in the police,
had the young man arrested and locked up.
Memphis, Tens., May 11, I860.
Dear Civilian ."—Though I promised not to
inflict any of the usual light diet, in the shape
of editorial correspondence, on the reader during
tbe present hastv tour, a day's defection here,
and the infection of political discussions, have
induced me to devote an hour to the inexorable
pen, whose unwilling and rebellious vasal I
have long been.
Thene KoftheresuH£,if any, of the Charles-
ton Convention and Semi-Conventions, bave
doubtless appeared in tbe Ovillan before this
letter. No one is surprised at the denouement,
and consequently the public seem to receive it
with comparative apathy. The stupendous re-
sults which many sagpeiens statesmen bave
predicted, seem to be wholly unanticipated by
the great mass of tbe people, either in Louis-
iana, Mississippi or this State, so far as any
outward demonstrations are concerned. At New
Orleans the work of agitation hag commenced,
but had made no great progress. Mississippi
is probably very earnestly in favor of Senator
Davis's resolutions; thongh but little was said,
and some of the opposition were open in con-
demning him. It is slleged, however,* thst the
State could, not be indeoed té tbte for Mr.
Douglas, in any case. Professions of devotion
to the Union are common among all parties.
Tbe news of the action of the Baltimore Con-
vention was received hete last night; and cre-
of preference for Gen. Houston would be given;
but he is no friend of Conventions, or Conven-
tions of him. With the people he has strength;
but his forte is not ip packing delegations and
dividing spoils. This " National, Constitutional,
Union Convention " we saw, and said in ad-
vance, was but another piece of the machinery
of old wire-workers. Houston appears to have
bad more friends than any oné man before the
Convention; but be bad not the element of com-
bination—a most fortunate circumstance, when
old enemies of the Democracy are to be dealt
with. A Convention which meets to act upon
the claims of such men as John M'Lean, Wm.
C. Rives, and Edward Bates, has about as strong
claiihs upon Republican as Democratic votes,
though we regard Edward Everett, Wm. Shar-
key, John J. Crittenden, and some others voted
for, as, like Gen. Houston, free from the taint of
Republicanism. It is due to Gen. Houston to
say that he had, in advance, asked that his
name should not go before the Convention.
Who represented Texas in that body I have not
seen or heard. I have no time to-day to trace
tbe political antecedents of the nominees. Tbe
movement, however hopeless of snvess at
present, .may produce important resultK Bell
may, for example, carry his own State, and it is
not impossible that the ticket may succeed in
some of the free States, though it is not prob-
able. We scarcely think the movement in-
creases the chances of throwing the election
into tbe House of Representatives—where each
State casts a single vote, and the United South,
with California and Oregon alone from the free
States, may elect the President.
We await with anxiety and solicitude the re-
assembling of the broken parts of the Charles-
ton Convention, and the action of the Repub-
licans at Chicago. In the meantime, we pray
that the people of Texas may exercise mutual
forbearance and prudence. All is not lost, nór
does tbe country realize that the Union is in
danger ; yet still we cannot avoid the impres-
sion that the prospect is more than usually,
seriousf We will add a few words, at the risk of
being thought garrulouB.
Probably the reader remembers the anecdote
of tbe good old Baptist, who, on having the
nestion seriously submitted to him t|y a broth-
~ ing mere than was
Knowing too Much.—We find in one of the
Memphis papers tbe following anecdote of a
wan who knew too much:
During the administration of President Jack-
son, there was a singular young gentleman em-
iloyed in the public service at Washington.—
lis name was G.; he was from Tennessee, the
son of a widow, a neighbor of the President, on
which account the old hero had a kind feeling
for him. and always got him out of his difficul-
ties witn some of the higher officials, to whom
his singular interferences were distastful.
Among other things it is said of him that
while he was employed in the General Post-
Offidfe, op one occasion he had to copy a letter of
Major H., a high officer, in answer to an appli-
cation made by an old gentleman in Virginia or
Pennsylvania for the establishment of a new
post-office. The writer of tbe letter often used
classical language; in this letter he said the ap
plioatioa could not be granted, in consequence
of the applicants " proximity" to another office.
When the letter came into u's. hands to copy,
being a great stickler for plainness, be altered
"proximity" to "nearness to." Major H. ob-
served it, and asked G. Why he had altered his
letter f Why, replied G., because I don't think
ths man would understand what von mean by
irozimity. Well, said Major H., try him, put
- the "proximity" again.
In a few days a letter was received from the
ipticant, in which he very indignantly sai l:
rhat his father had fought for liberty in the
first, ana he himself in the second war of inde-
pendence, and he would like to have the name
of tbe scoundrel who brought the charge of
proximiiy or any thing else wrong against him?"
" There," said G., "did I not say so V[ G. car-
ried his improvements so far that Mr. Barry, the
Postmaster-General, said to him, "Ido not want
you here any longer, you know too much." Poor
G. went %ut, bnt bis old friend, tbe General,
rain got him another plaoe. This time G's.
leas underwent a change. He was one day
very busy writing, when a stranger calling in
asked him where the Patent Office was ?
"I don'J know,' said G. "Can yoii tell me
where the Treasury Department is 1" said the
stranger. "No,"jiaid G. "Nor the President's
" An exchange paper says that a rob-
ber's cave has been discovered at Watogo, about
foua miles distant from Oneida, Illinois. The
cave is about nine feet long, seven feet wide,
and five feet high. On two sides were ranged
cpmmon rough pine benches, used for seats, it
is supposed. It contains a very large book-
case, nearly filled with valuable books, among
which may be mentioned Gibbon's history of
the Roman Empire, six volumes, and a large
quarto Bible. There was quite a number of
burglars' tools, Ac., in the cave, and also a very
curiously, aud one might say ingeniously con-
structed pair of bootR. Their curiosity con-
sisted in the soles being on in a reversed way,
the heels being where the toes should be. They
were undoubtedly so placed in order to baffle
those who might wish to track them. A visitor
tried the boots on bis feet, and says they felt
rather awkwardly at first, but after going a lit-
tle way in them he experienced no difficulty iff
walking. Other stolen articles were in the
cave to the value of $200, part of whicn have
been recognised as having been stolen some two
months since. v
We are suffering in this region, just now, from
drought which is unprecedented at this sea-
son of the year. For many weeks there has
been no rain, or none to speak of. Occasionally
the clouds have mustered, and given a word of
promise to the eye, but tliev have broken it to
the hope; tbe sky seems to'havwforgotten how
to rain. And though the winter has hardly left
us, we are suffering all the inconveniences from
drought which we are accustomed to feel in
August or September. The roads are beds of
ashes; wells are low ; factories are working
with shrunk streams; gardens ate making
house?" "No." The stranger finally asked him
if be knew where the Capitol was Í "No," re
plied G. "Do you live in Washington, sir?"
said the stranger. Yes, sir," said G. " Good
Lord 1 and don't know where the Patent Office,
Treasury, President's house and Capitol are?"
« Stranger," sfid G., "I was turned out of the
Post-Office for knowing too much. I don't mean
to (¿fend in that way again. I am paid for keep-
ing this book. I believe 1 do know that much
but if you find me knowing any tbing more you
may take my bead." " Good morning," said
The Agglomerate called Hardened Wood.
The process of hardening wood proposed by
Messrs. Lepsge A Co., consists in obtaining, br
agglomeration, agglutination, pressure, mould
ing while hot and by cooline-a new product,
composed of sawdust and albumen, which has
been styled hardened wood. This process de-
pends essentially upon tbe use of sawdust and
albumen; but while these elements are particu-
larly designated as thefundsmental ingredients
of this compound, tbe idea is not intended to be
conveyed, that it is impossible to mix mineral,
vegetable, or metallic powders with sawdust,
or to mingle with the albumen, or even to sub-
stitute for it, other aimilar agglutnants, such
s gelatinos, glues, and albuminous salts. *
The details of the process will clearly display
the importance of this discovery:
- As the base of this compound, sawdust
used, and for an agglutinent, pure albumen, ex-
tracted from eggs or blood, etc. The agglome-
ration is effected by taking the raw material,
sawdust,either alone or mingled with vegetable,
metallic, or any mineral powders whatever, and
steeping H in pnre albumen, somewhat dituted
and rendered slightly liquid by (he addition of
Water. This albuminous powder is then sub-
jected to pressure until dry, by means of a hy-
draulic press, or soma other like contrivance.
When moulded, this p
and sentenced to ten years' iaprimment.m excesa of material. The
in the sum of «0,000 for the benefit of the family ATtooeasthe moulding is completed,
of tbe deceased, Señor Agüeros. the moulds are cooled by Immersion in water,
. The weather at Havana was extremely warn, _ bT mun water unon them.
but the bsalth of the eity and port was good. ttVSJyto seeAaitEs process may W p-
Havana Sugar market. nim to the, manufacture of a vast variety of
yerras- ef, wtéther^hé
good for him, prated that if it were so bis ap-
iti te for liquor might be taken away, and thus
threw the responsibility from bis own con-
science. Tbe late agitation in tbe politicsl wa-
ters, the introduction of bitter elements, the des-
truction or obscuration of old materials, and the
general disposition topodulge in the compURnt
of the wolf that the lamb had muddied the
stream, even above the place where he was
drinking, mijjht seemt to admonish persons of
retiring snd quiet habits, who love peace and
eschew evil, that individual comfcfUwould be.
best promoted by the greatest abstinence from
the present troubled waters of polities. In this
view the present absence of the editor of the
Civilian from bis post would be very opportune.
Biit either the taste for political discussions has
not been removed, or 'He desire to deny that he
has bad any ha; i muddying the waters is
strong upon him^Thp writer bfegan his húnfole
political caj-eer«\i«Merof;a céntury since and
has held the DemoA c faith from that time
Tbe world is half darkened with crosses,
Whose burdens are weighing them down;
They croak of. their stars snd ill usage,
And grope in the dtteh for a crown.
Why talk to tbe wind of thy fortune,
.Or clutch at distinction and gold ?
If thou canst not reach high on the ladder,
Tbou canst steady ita base by thy hold.
For the flower, thongh hid in the corner,
Will as &nRIes8ly finish its bloom.
Will reach for a sparkle of sunshine,
That clouds have not dared to consume.
And wouldst thou be less than a flower—
With thought, and a brain, and a hand ?
Will wait for the dribbles of fortune, [maad.
When there's something that these may com-
Tbere is food to be won from the furrow,
And forests that wait to be hewn;
There is marble untouched by the chisel,
Days that break on the forehead of June.
Will thou let tbe plow rest in the furrow—
Unbuilded a home or a ball?
Nor bid the stoned wake from their silence—
And fret, as if fretting were all?
Go, learn of the blossom and ant-hill;
There's something thy labor must give;
thy face in the dross heap,
In the track, of the brainless and proud;
Lift the cerements away from tby manhood,
Tbotnfl roBKng the dead of a shroúJr
There are words and pens to be wielded,
There are thoughts that must die if unsaid
Wouldst thou saunter and pine amid roses,
' ' • J " ' dead?
_ i the^shes will rise;
Look not down upon earth for its shadow-
There is sunlight for thee in the skies.
Frightful Accident In Carolina.
The Sumter Watchman, extra, of the 7th,
brings to us some further particulars of the
late frigbtM accident at Boykin's mill pond,
near Camden S. .C., by which twenty-seven
innocent children were in a moment hurried to
a watery grave. The W. says :
On Saturday morning last, a most bappy
company, composed of young ladies and gen-
tlemen, children and parents, left their homes
in Camden for a day of recreative pleasure and
amusement at Boykin's mill pond, about ten
miles this side of that place, and upon- the line
of the railroad. These were joined by others
from the neighborhood, forming a partv of con-
A flatboat of considerable size bad a short
time previous, been built and placed upon the
>ond for purposes of pleasure. A goodly num-
ier—probably thirty or more—of the company
embarked upon this boat, intending to pass
over and around the ptfnd. These consisted
chiefly of young ladies, there being but a suffi-
cient number ef gentlemen, as was supposed,
to manage the boat and afford enmpany and
protection for tbe ladies.
Tbey had been out some tftne, and were near
the.centre of the pond, when the boat ran on a
snag. This excited little or no fears, as it was
supposed that a speedy extrication could be
effected. All was life and spirit—all was hope
and happiness I Soon it was perceived that the
great pressure of the boat upon the snag (in
consequence of the number it contained) was
puncturing its bottom, and that the water was
making its way inside. Now the excitement,
began. In a few moments she began to sink I
When this was seen, and the fact that she could
not be movod became too apparent, the scene
became frightful indeed. The wildest excite-
ment and fear seemed to seize every heart, and
but few, if any, were sufficiently • collected to
enable them to employ their efforts for rescue
advantagéo'usly. In a few moments now, she
sank, when the scene may be better imagined
W There is a bright prospect of a revolt
in the New York delegation to Chicago. They
had a meeting at the Astor House, at which
symptoms of a row were so strongly manifested
that the meeting amounted without arriving
at any conclusion in regard to the business for
which it was called.
V The London Times says that, reckon-
ing exports and imports, and including specie
of all kinds, the external trade Of Great Bri-
tain may probably now be estimated at $400,-
000,000 per annum.
Burning op the Liverpool Sailors' Home,
Intelligence was telegraphed to Queenstown
that the Liverpool Sailors' Home was burnt on
the night of the 28th, and that 30 lives were
an described 1
Tcing cries and shrieks, and calls for help,
both from those on shore and those on the un-
fortunate boat filled the air. Sisters and bro-
thers, parents and children, relatives and friends
whose hearts were bound together by the near-
est and dearest of earthly ties, and animated by
tbe warmest and most tender affection, were
there—some on the sinking boat and some on
the shore. Ob how rudely were those confiding
hearts torn asunder and ravished with wild and
aching grief I
tti*boeomorl^fwater, ¿uI3le3togetber, mainly7
in a mass. Ttie water is supposed to have beeu
about twenty feet in depth. Thus thrown to-
gether, one clinging to the other with that grasp
which belongs only to those in a drowning con-
dition, there was little opportunity for the males
in the company to rescue tbe ladies or even to
Efforts to rescue the bodies, of tbe unfortu-
nate drowned were immediately employed.—
Some were taken from the water. Otbers could
not be found. The flood gates of the pond were
soon hoisted, bnt the body of water was great
and could not be soon run off. It was thought
that it would be sufficiently drf on Saturday
ht to admit of all the bodies being found;
The list of the drowned has already been
published ia full.—Picayunn
it, and the cuttle disease, we are
contemplating the possible prospect of having
nothing to eat, which is worse than having noth-
ing to wear, and lies too deep for poetry.—
The Counterfeiters—It «-ill be recollected
that a couple of men, A. F. .Sawyer and Horace
S. Brown, were arrested last August in this city
for making and passing counterfeit money.—
Brown, who broke jail here, went to Trfledo,
Ohio, got a clerkship in the Postoffice in that
place, and succeeded in robbing the mail of
:>12,600 drafs and other funds, for whic#he has
been sentenced to the penitentiary fifteen years.
Sawyer, alias Dudley, in Johet Illinois, hav-
ing taken a change of venue from this county to
Comal, was trffia last week and sentenced to tbe
penitentiary two years and a half—a very light
punishment considering the facts of the case—
a leniency entitely unaccountable, only upon tbe
supposition that money is extremely scarce in
Comal, and that even counterfeit coin would be
considered better than none.
From all accounts it Was fortunate that these
men were arrested as soon as they were, as from
the reputation which followed them from the
North, there is every reason to believe that their
operations would have been greatly extended.—
S. A. Herald.
Incendiary Caught—But a few weeks bad
elapsed after the fire in this place, last fall,
when anether attempt was made to fire the store
of Mr. J. Scott. Oue morning, Mr. Scott, on
.eatering bis store, discovered that there was a
board off tbe wiudow, that had been weather-
boarded up and shelves across. Upon exami-
nation he discovered that it had beeu prized off,
and that a coal or coals of fire, had been dropp-
ed into a.caudy box, but owing to the dampness
of the paper it did not ignite, but burnt a con-
siderable cavity in tbe bottom of the box before
This second attempt aroused the citizens to a
determination to ferret oytt tbe incendiary. A
meeting was called, and every man was requir-
ed to state undef oath, before a committee of
three,-aS to his whereabouts on the'night in
Failiqg to elicit anv information by this means
a squad of four men left at dark, crossed Little
River and proceeded down uu the east side, ex-
amining negro quarters. At the plantation of
Mr. Geo. Lampkin's, they found in tbe posses-
sion of one of his negroes—Joe—sundry articles
(hat were aliasing trom Mr. Seott's. ■ Joe' denied
any knowledge of the afiair, until fu? ther denial
was' useless, when be acknowledged that he was
the author of the deed, and his juotive was re-
venge. He is now jail awaiting his trial at
the next term of the District Court.— Cameron
Centinel, May 12.
Cincinnati, May 12--4T flnur market closed
, Westerm mess pork to still held at fair prices.
The salea to-day are estimated at SOO bbls. at
tard sold at 10JÍ®W?íc. per pound.
until now, wheneve ©In the United States.
Having taken tbe i allegiance to the late
republic of Tevas,V Sieving that her inter-
ests (and particularly (h£lntere8t8 of Galves-
ton) would be besVfro^ustf'ISy maintaining
her separate nationahtaS^not hesitate to pre-
sent such argument s ffSjist annexation as the
productions and comment of, tbe country, and
tbe aggressive policy- rLJg Northern States on
the subject of slavery panted out. Tbe peo«
pie, how%ver, decided in nvor of the measure,
and we not only cheerAy acquiesced, but
again took our place *taong the ranks of
the Democracy, and st%d firm among the
old guard who survivedfhe Waterloo which
terminated the Taylor caulaign. Tbe ovation
of the opposition was f as it was brilliant;
the grand army of nation Democrats again
rallied in its ancient strengto>and b/s since cele-
brated two triumphs as sj bnd!3 a . any of tbe
past, completely overthrowing in the first all
its old opposers, and defeat ig ia tbe last the
most daring and daugerou tuization, ever
brought against it.
black bands of Republicai
ing its northern hordes,
beat down the walls of R<
slaught upon the Demoa
seems to be no time for Km
about leaders; new devices^
and tbe division of spoil.
Yista was]not wontbus; nor
and novel 'combination;
ness and dogged courage
coming from the free as well
determined to stand or fall -together for their
Constancy and courage supplied tbe place of
number? : the enemy was not Overwhelmed or
routed : i..it hunger and tbe ^dian idea that
et. i, victory muy he too dearly Won, subdued
ti,iu; and Santa Anna, with his gaunt hosts,
stole away and dispersed, Hke wolves in tbe
night. Col. Wigfall's idea,- advanced en debat-
ing ihe platform introduced into the Senate by
(•en. Davis, is a gnqd one. A firm stand by
tiie Democracy on the Cincinnati platform, or
with any goodJDemocrat, even without a plat-
form, would, be said, again foil'the Republi-
cans, and cause theOi to'scatter like baffled
wolves. But we wrangle among ourselves, and
neglect all means of defence^ disputing about
which is best, while the wo'fjt, .¿the door.
New Steamer for tbe Atlantic.
The Connaught, which has been built for the
Atlantic Royal Mail Steam Company, is 370
feet In length, being larger than any vessel
afloat) with the exception of the Great Eastern.
She has a depth of 32 feet from the top to the
spar deck. Her width is 40 feet beam, and 71
feet over the paddles. She is provided with
three, oscillating engines x>n the main shaft to
drive the paddles, betfdes several auxiliary en-
nes, firing an aggregate ot 800 horse power,
he will store 1200 tons of coal, and is guaran-
— " " jr. T
¡¿\¿s again gather-
9 barbarians who
1 of Buena
in the ranks
) tbe slave States,
1,ov«ioy's inhumanitv^tASareau. County
(111.) Dutiwat, published at Princeton, tbe
residenue of Owen I/i vejoy,
his boisterous and abusive sp
he referred to the killing ofhi
a few years ago, and di
avenged. But, adds tbe
caret ul not to mention. bow he
the disconsolate widow of his
thesmali estate left her by her
her dependent upon tbe r ""
•world. The sister of the
also an inmate of the Lee
house. Notwithstanding the
of this woman, this boisterons h;.
stantiy prating about his charity ti
rs that he takes tn and protest
' i that the"
1 away empty from'
of his home. This genei
is toogreat to smile or look upon
related to him by tbe ties of com
hefp them might elicit
would not carry him to
preach the most offensive' ,
boast of his nigger-stealing' uppei atni n under
the pin of humanity and love to thence. His
sole aim being office, be ia
the other day
i te is con-
THVKSDAY, MAT 17 I860.
Wa are indebted to the parser of the
Orizaba for late favors.
BT The steamer Swan, Cápt. T. Peacock,
arrived this morning, from Liberty, with 188
bales cotton and the following passengers:
Capt McKee, Russell, Cubley, J Smith, Quick,
Crossman, Wheal, May, Westerlage, Cade.
V The bark L. D. Carver, at New York,
-reports. Msy 1—spoke brig South, Stickney,
from New York for Galveston, had been on fire
two days previous—lost all fore and aft sails,
galley and one anchor—threw overboard part
of cárgo—needed no assistance.
The population of Texas, it is estimated
by the best informed, will be 550,000. including
150,000 slaves, aooordingto the coming census,
Cotton fob Mexico.—The Seguin Mercury
says that several wagons have recently passed
through that place laden with cotton for Mexico.
The Texas Watchman says that several
hundred head of Spanish stock have passed
through that place during the past week, bound
for the east. Cortinas has not killed off the
stock trade witlJ Mexico.
Counterfeit Gold Dollars.—We see it
stated, says an exchange, that counterfeit gold
dollars are in circulation. Tbey can readily be
detected, it is said, by the absence of the word
" Liberty," which is on the genuine coin, in
small letters on the head of the Indian.
Another Slaver Captured—A correspond-
ent of the N. 0. Crescent writiag from Key
West under date of 6th inst., says the "U. States
iteamship Mohawk, S. Craven, commander, ar-
rived at this place the 30th, having in tow the
prize bark Wild Fire, seized on the 28tb, fifty
miles N. E. of Neuvitas, loaded with a cargo
of slaves from the Congo river, Africa." The
Wild Fire proved to be au American built ves-
sel, and fitted out in New York whence she
sailed on the 16th day of Dec. 1859 with an
American crew, for the West Indias, then, after
a short stay, she sailed direct for the Congo
river, where she took on a cargo of 600 Slaves.
She succeeded in getting clear of the coast
without passing a^single vessel, ahd then went
under the command of a Spanish Captain and
crew, who came on board as passengers. At
the time of the capture the Wild Fire had on
board 579, the rest having died on tbe passage.
The writer, in speaking of these negroes says :
Certainly, your correspondent never saw so
happy, so contented, cheerful, orderly and well-
disposed set, of any color, in all his life. The
women are, some of them, really handsome,
sleek, modest, affectionate, caring for tbe child-
ren. They might be models for some of their
more civilized sisterhood.
fouHp Dead—The Nortljern Texian of May
"V"r • i"
We learn frm Messrs. Bowen and Maddox
who have just returned from the Chickasaw
Nation, that a man was found dead about nine
miles from the river in tbe Nation. The marks
about his body show that an atrocious crime
had been committed upon the person of a "lone
traveler," that hp was murdered, and for his
money. He wasly'
the road, shot throi
been dead about ten days
ormants give the following discription of his
person and dress:
hair .was dark; well dressed;
teed to run at the rate of 20 miles an hour. This
magnificent vessel will form another link of
communication across the Atlantic, and will
ply between Galway Bay and New York. No
expense has been spared in ber accommodation
for passengers. Berths for 700 are provided;
her crew will number 100; so that provision is
intended to be made for 800 souls on board.
The most attractive portion of the fabric is the
saloons, which will be sufficiently ample to dine
250 persons, that number of berths being con-
structed in the after part of the vessel, where
tbe saloon is situated. The fore part of the
ship is fitted for emigrants.
ie entire cost of the vessel will be about
£100,000. The masts, of which there are two,
are of wrought iron of most beautiful workman-
ship. The Connaught is of four" thousand tons
register. She is already. provided with tbe
whole of her machinery, and at the. time of
launching she had no less tbsn three thousand
tons on board. Messrs. Palmer, her builders,
are beilding another paddle-wheel steamer, a
sister' to the above, and of equal dimensions, for
the same . company, to be named the Leinste.
This vessel is in a state of forwardness. The
Connaught has occupied about nine months in
ber construction, and during that period has
employed about a thousand workmen
The Comparative Strength of the Dem-
ocrats and Republicans in theI^bStates.
Some ot tbe Southern papers talk asWthe whole
North was Republican, and that the Democracy
there had become a mere handful in point of
number. The disuniomsts especially indulge in
this sort of language. To show how utterly
baseless it is, we give a table showing the
strength of tbe parties at the last Elections in
cloth coat and striped cassimere pants, pockets
turned out; had on when shot a wool hi,t—a
fine ftir hat and shaving apparatus in his
satchel, the satchel was of oil cloth ; a paper
found on his person looked like an order for one
pint of-brandy and one pint turpentine, and the
name of Joseph Snope.
Mr. McCarty, a citizen of the Nation, buried
him on the spot where he was found, nine miles
from Colbert's ferry.
National Typographical Convention.—
This body met in the third day's session at
Nashville, Tenn., on the 9th inst., when Mr. Stitt
made the following report from the Finance
Receipts of the past year $650 52
Expenditure^ for same time 618 56
Leaving balance in treasury of $32 06
_ Mr. Keirolf, from the Committee on Returns,
reported returns from thirty Unions in I860—
an increase of seven over last year. The per
centage they find correct, with the exception of
Jackson Union, which has overpaid $3 50. The
returns from the following Unions, they find
without seals, but properly attested : Indian-
apolis, Albany, Louisville, Memphis, Eureka,
Milwankie, Petersburg, Providence, Jackson and
Leavenworth. Total members in I860, 3,398 ;
total members in 1859,2,362. Increase, 1,036.
Total receipts for 1860, $8,936 07—being an in-
crease over 1859 of $4,453 86.
The Union then decided to hold the next con-
vention at New York, accepted an invitation to
visit the Hermitage, and adjourned,
Young England.—An English gentleman,
now resident ju this city, has favored us, from
bis 1 1 ,~J— —:iI_ " * " •
New Hampahiie 32,825
Khode bland 3.546
New York .'...227,304
N. Jerney (Qov.1856) 51,714
Ipdjfna (1854) 107.509
Republican plurality in 1859... 81,641
The Republican majority is but eigbty-one
thousand on a total vote of two million five hun-
dred thousand. In New Hampshire, Connecti-
cut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Iowa, tbe Re
Eublican majority is bnt a trifle in each State,
t is relatively small in Ohio, and it nof
give anysigns of permanency. The h. ,.nbli-
cans had not a single rote in the fifteen slave
Slates, casting a million and a quarter of votes,
and bave only half of those polled in tbe free
States. If they should ever obtain power in
the cation, it wonld be the rule of a very small
number of the people.
Some of these majorities, as-in Connecticut,
where the Black Republican vote is reduced to
less than <00, and in Rhode Island, where the
Democrats have jnst revolutionized the State,
giving 1S00 majority for that ticket, shows how
rapidly Black Republicanism is abating even in
hobby iu order to acquire
aister-in law may pins in *
ing his attention, or recave any
There has been a singular coincidence of late
attending the statues of Messrs. Calhoun, Web-
ster, and Clay. Mr. Calhoun's statue, ordered
tor Charleston, was lost in a shipwreck off Fire
Island, but finally recovered with an arm bro-
ken, which was "subsequently replaced by Mr.
Powers, the sculptor. Tbe bronze statue of Mr.
Webster was lost at sea, and never recovered :
bat a second was cast from tbe same model, and
is now in the State House yard at Boston. Tbe
first model for the statue of Mr. Clay was also
lost at sea. The coincidence is certainly re-
%3T Five hundred and ninety-four Mormons
arrived at New York on the 1st inst from Liv-
personal knowledge, with the following
itch of the heir apparent to the British throne,
and bis contemplated visit to this country :
I think that the impression which the Prince
of Wales is likely to make upon those Ameri-
cans with whom be may come in contact will
be decidedly favorable. He has neither the tra-
ditional airy gayety of the " mad-cap," who
fetched Chief Justice Oascoigne a box o' the
tor tbe studied grace of the toi distant
est gentleman of Europe" who became
George the Fourth. He is, on the contrary, a
quiet, easy, gentlemanly youth, with not an
atom of pretense about bim. He is not tall of
his age. The form and quality of his features
resemble that of the Brunswicks. The nose is
d, slightly acquiline, the hair brown, and
eyes a bluish gray. His complexion is pale,
and tbe expression of bis countenance rather
grave, and sometimes dull and heavy, but sus-
ceptible of brilliancy when lighted up by mirth.
In his intercourse with tbe persons about bim
be is very afiable; his questions, when newjob-
jects are offered to his attention, are always
pertinent, and his remarks evince acuteness and
the result of cultivation. In the unrestrained
enjoyment of the country sports of Eagland—
such as shooting, hunting, riding—tbe Prince
of Wales resembles the youth of the liritish no-
bility with whom he associates. He is jocular,
indifferent to danger, loves to " rough it," and
has an especial relish for a practical joke. In
his expenditure he is generous and judicious
simple in his tastes, but with a passion for mil
itary pursuits. He is now a colonel in the army
-as the princes of the blood royal always tw-
in their career with that honorary appellation,
ut I will undertake to say. that he has brought
to that rank more knowledge of military history,
tactics, fortifications, engineering generally, and
an acquaintance with modern languages, than
nine-tenths of- the veterans who have riseu
through all tbe gradations. I shall be very
glad to see bim here, and I am sure he will be
pleased with the American people, and tbey
with him. It is only to be lamento! that the
position ofhis Royal Highness will prevent his
pursuing that quiet investigation of the institu-
tions of this country which would necessarily
result in an earnest admiration of tbe energy,
wisdom and virtue which form the basis of pub-
lic effort. If he comes to New York, let bim
visit your public schools, see your Central
Park, go to two or three of your theatres, bear
your most eloquent preachers, (of all denomi-
nations) look into your wonderful hotels, add,
above all, pass twoar three hours in your Court
of Common Pleas, and see bow easy "it ia to ad-
minister justice without the preposterous para-
phernalia of wigs and ermine tippets. He has
already seen much of the world ; but nothing,
I wiU be bold to say, will impress bim more
favorably than the social aspect of this psrt of
tbe Western Hemisphere.—Home Journrl.
Arrival of the stealer Orizaba.
pr The U. S. Mail stoamahip Orizaba, H
Place Commander, from New Orleans, arrived
this (Thursday) morning with the following
Mrs Sydner A child, Casaettte A lady, Mrs
Murry, Sorley & lady. Miss Qoodin, MrsUrqu
hart, Mrs Wheeler, Miss Saunders, Wilder A
lady, Miss Wilder, Sampson & 2 children, Hum-
phries & lady, Thigpen & lady, Kinney & lad;
Messers.. Riley, Cox, Ostranmr, Shaw, Sulli-
van, Justice, Loraine a bro., Tompkins a bro.,
Bearoe A friend, Wood: Tonkins, Amet. Hack.
Mitt a son, Carroll, McGke, Kerr, Patter-
, Powers, Frank, Dibgroove, Ferguson, De
Verde, Hildreth, Whitell A bro., Lasuo, Rob-
erts, Jackson, Whiteas, Livermore, Flowers,
Humphries, Calvert, Reese, Drew Nelis, Dunn,
Grant A S.bros., Baptist, Ray, Moore, Duncan,
Cumming, Aucbor, Reed, Jubbs, Strattor, Hill,
Dowdey, Coleman,^and 11 on deck.
LATfift FROM ElfttFE.
ARRIVAL OF THS 8TEAMSHIPS FULTON
IMPROVEMENT IN COTTON.
immense p^epabation fob war in china.
Insurrection and Anarchy in
Cape Race, May 14—The steamship Cana-
dian, of the Canadian lines of steamers, passed
off this point last night, on her way to Quebec.
She left Liverpool on Wednesday 2d inst.,
and touohed at Queenstown the following day,
and consequently brings four days later intelli-
gence than were received by the Brazil.
The steamship Niagara, from Boston via
Halifax and Queenstown, arrived at Liverpool
on the SOth uit.
The steamship Saxon arrived at Liverpool
on the 2d inst.
The Engilsh Government were negotiating to
lay a telegraph cable from Singapore to Ran?
The Chinese Government are making great
preparations for war, and are determied to dis-
rate the passage of the allies to Pekin, by all
he means in their power.
They have already erected fourteen miles of
fortification, and have 200,000 men in the field.
France proposed to relinquish her rights in
referenoe to the neutralized districts of Savoy
for 50,000,000 francs.
The Bishops In the Romagna have been pro-
hibited, by an edict from Pope, from taking any
~iart in the reception of Ring Viator Dmanuel
luring his principal tour through that country.
The correspondent of the Jourual des Debate
has been ordered to leave Rome within twenty
Advices from Naples state that the insurgents
had been driven from Carrine with a loss of 250
The loss of tbe Royal troops is still greater,
amounting to over 300 men. The insurrection,
however, was put down, and the town was pil-
laged and set on fire.
Accounts from Palermo state that great
misery has prevailed at that place since the ex-
ecution of thirteen insurgents on tbe twenty-
A party of Neapolitan soldiers had been sur-
prised, captured and hanged at Canino:
The Neapolitan army consists of 160,000
Arrival of tbe Steamsblp Fulton.
. New Yore, May 14—The steamship Fulton,
of the Havre and Southampton line of steamers,
has arrived at this oort.
She left Southampton on Wednesday, tbe 3d
inst., and her advices are therefore anticipated
by the steamship Canadian.
Foreign Skipping Intelligence.
The ship Neptune, from New Orleans, went
ashore near Wexford. The cargo will most
probably be saved.
Tbe ship Garland from Liverpool, bound to
Quebec, is ashore on Campbelltown Rocks, and
will probably prove a total wreck.
Gold from Australia.
Three hundred thousand pounds sterling of
gold bave been received from Australia during
the past week.
1*he steamship Bata via arrived ut Southamp-
ton, from New York, on the 28th ult.
J/Wiftritflli jpyfoHMPfrillr iliiii «m
Thk Kxodts—The Exodus of the Irish po-
pulation is again attracting attention. In an
article headed "Flying," :he Nation remarks:
They are fiying; through Dublin our flying
people pour daily in wt<eping crowds. " For
years our streets tuve not beheld such scenes
ss those of the past week, though, alas! tbe
ebb of population has not wholly ceased at any
time for a quarter of a century. Long lines of
woful faoes, strangely mocking the holiday at -
tire in whicn the poor creatures array them-
selves as they quit for ever their fathers' clay :
car ra vans ofjvehicles, piled with the bright red
painted boxes and trunks, with owners' names
marked rudely on the front; aged women, with
hair white as the hoar of December; old men,
bent and broken by 60 years of toil in ftairow
and trench; young men who try to look hope-
fol, that the mother may weep the less; young
wpmen, feeling all the more deeply as women •
do, at rending the thousand silent ties that link J
them to home; while children, too young to
know the cause of all the sorrow they see on
every face, are only delighted with the great
big streets through which they pass.
Away, away, away—and not willingly or
happily. They are not a nómade race. It is
not an Arab community that has struck tbe tent-
poles ; they are not dull-hearted, plodding Saxoti
people, who for a meal more in the month would
cross the globe itself, and oalld it folly to feel
less at home in Kamschatka than in the land
where there father's ashes for centuries repose.
No, no; these are the people whose verv heart-
strings are wrung by the idea of eternal exile :
a people who almost to a fault—if a virtue so
beautiful could ever be a fault—cling to ances-
tral home ; a people who, if they could but live
—if they could but eat an humble crust, brokeu
amid the hardest toil—in Ireland, the land of
their hearts' affections, would deem it sweeter
than the bread of luxury in a foreign clime.
Away, away, away 1 Men thonght it had ceased,
this terrible exodus; they thought this fearful
hemorrage had ceased to draih the blood of our
country. Bnt here it is foil upon us again; the
walls ire rising once more in every village.
Whole communities are quitting for ever, iu
sorrow and despair, a land for which tbey would
Arteuius Ward among tbe Spirits.
Artemus Ward, the showman, recently visited
Berlin Heights, and thus describes au interview
with the spirits there assembled:
I will here observe that Mrs. Ward is a inva 1-
urable womun—the pardner of my goys and the
shairer of my sorrows. In my absunce she
watches my interest & things with a Eagle Eye,
and when i return she welcums me in a afec-
tionate stile. Truly it is with us as it was with
Mr. and Mrs. Ingomar, in the play, to whit—
LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.
Private Letters by the Fulton.
New Yore, May 15.—Private letters from
Liverpool tbe 2d instant, by the steamship Ful-
ton, quote Middling Orleans cotton at 6%d.;
Middling Mobile at 6)£d.; Middling Uplands at
$%&. They add that the market closed the
week's business less buoyant.
The imports since the last steamer amount to
40,000 bales. The quantity known to be at sea
on the 2d was 346,000 bales, against 360,000 at
the same date last year.
The sales of cotton for the three business days
since the sailing ofthe áteamer Brazil, amount-
ed to 30,000 bales, of frhich speculators and ex-
porters took 6000 bales.
The market generally closed firm with an ad-
Advices from Manchester continue to be of a
favorable .character. The market closed firm
and in some cases higher prices had been ob-
Tbe Breadstufis market generally closed dull.
There was but little inquiry—the prices weak.
Latest from Liverpool.
Liverpool, Thursday afternoon, May 3.—
Cotton generally closed steady. The sales of
Wednesday and Thursday foot up 17,500 bales,
of which speculators and exporters took 2500.
The imports during the week thus far amoun-
ted to 37,000 bales.
The imports on Thursday amouuted to 3550
London, May 13—Consols for account closed
«t to 94%c. ^
My nabors indorsed me to attend a Sperre-
tooul Sircle at Squire Smith's. When I arrived
I found the west room full, includin all the old
mades in the village and all (he long hared fel-
lers a4sed. When i went in i was salooted with
" hear cums the benited man," " hear cums the
unbeliever," "hear cums the horey heded skuffer
at truth,'' etsatteiy, etsattery. Sez I mv friend n
its troo ime hear and now Bring on your Sper-
rets. The cumpany then drawed round the
table and the Sirkle kommenst to go it. They
asked me if there! was any body in tbe Sperre't
land which i would like to talk with, A i said if
bill Thompkins who was onest my partner in
the show bizness was sober, i should like to con-
varse with him a few periods. Is the Sperret
of Wm. Thompkins present sed T of the long
hared chaps, and there was 3 knox on the table.
Sez i William how goes it? He sed things was
rather ruf. Sez i air yoy in the show business
William, and he sed he was. He sed he & John
Bunion was travlin with a side show in con-
necksun with Shakspeer, Jonson & Co.'s con -
solerdated menagery and circus. He sed old
Bun (meaning Mr. Bunion) stird up the aner-
mils and ground the origin while he tended tbe
door. Occashunly Mr. Bunion sung a comic
The circus was doin middlin well. Bill
ipeer had made a hit with "Old Bob Rid-
ley," and Ben Jonson was delitin the people by
his trooly great acts of horsemanship without
saddul and bridal. Sez i William kan you pa
me that $18 you o me, A he sed no with 1 of the
most trepiendoous knox I ever experinsed. 1
then called fur my grandfather A lurned that he
was meatin with fare success in the peenut biz-
nes A liked it very welLjdtho 'the climit was
When the Sircle stopt they asked me what i
'■it*' TdttBjriwiMto-f.hiB in,111'-
doivtlis beleeve the Sperret doctrin while 1 tbink
perret doctnn while I tbink
its mixt. Just so soon as a man becomes a reg-
ler out A out Sperret rapper he quits orf work,
lets his hare gro all over his face & commensis
spungin -his livin. He goze round scarin the
wimmin folks, A little cendren A destroying the
pieoe of mind of eveiy famerlee he enters. I
must say the reglar perfessional Sperret rap-
pers—them as make a bizness of it—eir abowt
the most ornaryest set of cusses i ever encoun-
tered in my life. So saying i put on my surtoot
and went home.
Fraud in tbe New York Postoffice.
New Vork, May 15.—Isaac V. Fowler has
been removed from, the office of Postmaster of
this city, on account of extensive frauds com-
mitted during his control of tbe Postoffice.
It has been ascertained that he is a defaulter
in the sum of $179,600. It is supposed that this
amount was fraudulently obtained towards the
close of President Pierce's administration.
The state of affairs as above recounted was
brought to light on Saturday last, us a sequence
f the laie Charleston Convention.
On Saturday Marshal Rynders had received
of the late Charleston Convention.
orders from Washington to arrest Fowler, but
the order being received at a late hour of the
day, the latter took advantage of the following
day (Sundav,) and left his residence early in
the morning." Although his whereabouts is not
known, some think a clue can be obtained in the
Sixth Auditor's office at Washington.
It was long ago believed that a greater [ art
of the money was spent in carrying the Penn-
sylvania election during the Presidential cam-
paign in 1856.
It was rumored last night that Fowler had
committed Buicide, but there was no credit to
be placed in the statement.
__r. Hillyer, Solicitor of the Treasury, and
District Attorney Roosevelt, are preparing the
necessary papers, with a,view of recovering the
deficiency from George Law and Augustus Con-
nover, who were the bondamen of Fowler.—
These gentlemen deny their liability, because
the defalcation occurred previous to their surety-
LATEST FKOM WASHINGTON
Speech from Senator Douglas.
Washington, May 15.—Senator Douglas, of
Illinois, addressed tbe Senate to-day, in an
able and eloquent speech on Territorial ques-
tions, in reply to Mr. Davis, of Mississippi. He
had an immense audience, and was attentively
listened to throughout.
Japanese Embassy at Waiblngten
Washington, May 15.—The Japanese Em-
bassadors, who arrived bere yesterday, are
very quiet at Willard's Hotel. Tbey have a
grand reception at the President's to morrow,
for which they are making great preparations.
N. Orleans Mails for Enrope.
•New Yore, May 16.—The royal mail steam
ship Canada, to sail from Boston for Liverpool
to-morrow, will take out the New Orleans mails
of tbe lltb, which have already been forwarded
from this city.
Arrival of tbe Pony Express
St. Joseph, May 15.—Tbe Overland Pony
Express, with news from California and the
Pacific coast of tbe 5th inst., reached this place
Tbe California Legislature adjourned tine die
on the 30th ult.
Previous to its adjournment it pasead a bill
granting tbe right of way to the San Francisco
and Los Angelos Telegraph Company.
It appropriated $100,000 to aid in the con-
struction of the Trans-Continental Telegraph
The sum total appropriated for State purpo-
ses amounts to nearly one million of dollars.
It is rumored that the European banking
houses of the Rothschilds bad sent an agent to
the State for the purpose of examining tbe ex
tent and value of tbe Wasbos silver c
Burning of Steamer Silver Star
EvaN8villi, May 15.—Tbe steamboat Silver
Star, from this place bound for Paducah, took
fire on Saturday night, while at the Curlew coal
mines. The fiajnes spread rapidly and in a
short time the boat wss burner ft tbe wster's
lives were lost b<
cargo will prove a total I
tbe occurrence. Tbe
Mobile Cricket Match — Crescent
Cttr Club Triumphant.
Mosile, May 151—The great match between
tbe Crescent City Cricket Club of New Orleans,
and the Mobile clnb of this city, was concluded
The Crescent City Club won the match by
one hnndred and eighteen points over those "of
Snoring and its Ocre—Rev. Mr. Cazalet's
theory of the causation of snoring, is ingenious,
and, from the success of bis remedial measures
in our own hands, would seem to be correct.
He writes, "Snoring is caused in this manner :
The individual, as he falls off into a settled re-
pose, leaving his month open, inhales spasmo-
dically through the nostrils; this produces a
compression, of the muscles of tbe soft palate
and tbe back of tbe moutb ; the air rushing
along the passage of the nostrils through the
contracted space, is vibrated into sound, which
escapes at the mouth and partially through the
nostrils, each act of inhalation having the effect
of producing the muscular contraction; this
power of contraction, which exists only wheu
the mouth is kept open, is entirely involuntary,
and hence the individual snorer" is utterly un-
conscious of the fearful aud unearthly sounds
he is making."
The above being the explanation of the act of
snoring, the obvious remedy is to give to the
individual who thus makes night hideous lor
those near him, the habit of sleeping with bis
mouth closed. Difficulties, of course, environ
this subject. Mr. Cazalet mentions the habit of
keeping the mouth closed "during the ordinary
avocation of life," as conducing to a command
over the action of the mouth. The position ot"
the sleeper's head is also of uo little import-
ance. It should be as far as possible removed
from that which would form an obtuse angle of
the head with the neck. The author remarks,
"the power of snoring, if I may so term it, di-
minishes as the chin is brought gradually
nearer to the chest."
If the mouth cannot be kept closed during the
sleep, or if the habit of closing it be acquired
and maintained with difficulty, Mr Camlet re-
commends tbe use of whathe terms "Night Re-
spirator"—a very simple arrangement, and ona
by which the purpose in view is effectually se-
cured. It is merely a bit of muslin of oval shape
attached toa light steel frame and fastened by
elastic bands behind the neck. If tbe mouth re-
main open, breathing is easily performed
through the gauzy medium ; but tbe effect is
rather to induce a closure of the mouth, and re-
liration is performed through its legitimate
annel, tbe nostrils. There is no inconvenience
nor discomfort; but the whole seems to usa
triumph over a most annoying infirmity, which
deserve the attention of all who are afflicted
by it themselves, or who inflict it upon other. .
We lately availed ourselves of the opportuni-
ty of purchasing a few of these in geniou-
" Night Respirators," and having the chance ol
trying tbem, can testifiy to the perfect succesi
attained thus far. Whetherequally good result*
will follow in every instance, remains to be
proved—we cannot see why they should not.
BiiKtin Medical" Jour.
Loox oct forCoceneys.—Is tbe warning of
the Providence Journal.—It is thought that tbe
visit of tbe young English prince to this coun-
try will be followed by an irruption of cockneys
into our domain. For it will be fashionable to
make the American tour. There will be sucb a
scattering of /<V as has not been seen in these
latter days. Aspiring paps and mammas, who
have an eye out for lords, and who bave no ob-
jection to ally Yankee wealth with British titles,
will please make tber arrangements in time.
New York Markets.
New Yore, May 12—The coth-n market closed
steady, and prices are generally unchanged.
The sales to-day amounted to 1500 bales
Middling Uplands arequotod at 11 vj¡®l I c.
The flour market closed dull; $5 35 for super-
Corn closed firm; 77@85c.
Tbe sales of sugar to-day amounted to 9000
Cuba sugar was selling at 6%r37i.¿c. +- IT,
The best quatities of Havana brought
7Vc. W lb.
Pork closed firm ; 12®$18 25 V barrel.
Conflagration at Nebraska City.
Nbbrasea City, May 15.—Nearly tbe whole
of the business portion of tbis city was de-
stroyed by fire on Saturday last.
(The loss is estimated at $120,000.
Democratic Meeting in Mobile.
Mobile, May 15—A large Democratic mass
meeting, which was held in this city last night,
denounced the action of the seceding delegates
to .the Charleston Convention.
Tbe meeting passed a series of resolutions bv
whieb tbe State of Alabama should be properlv
represented in the Convention to be held in Bal-
timore on the 18th proximo. «
Delegates were appointed to attend the Selm*
State Convention, to be held on the first of June
The amount of cotton now in the port of
Havre is reckoned at 290,000 bales.
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