The Star State Patriot (Marshall, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 39, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 7, 1852 Page: 1 of 4
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STAR - STATE PATRIOT.
WITHERSPOON «fe CO.,
1 WITHOUT UNION, OÍJR INDEPENDENCE AND 1IHERTY WOULD NEVEH HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED WITHOUT UNION, THEY ÍÍÉVER CAN UÜ JtAÍÍPÍ AINBD."
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V«l. IV. No. 39.
Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, Saturday, February 7, 1852.
Í*ÜBÍ ÍSiiED SATUltDAY MORNING
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[From tho Loudon Punch.]
Áfew Suggestions, suggested by tbe State,
of Things in .F ranee.
Suppose the head of the Executive, or the
Minister for the time being, were to take it into
his head one morning to abolish the Houses ol
Suppose some of the members elected by large
constituencies were to think it a duty to go and
take their seats, and were to be met at the doors
by swords and bayonets, and were to be wound
ed and taken off* to prison for the attempt.
Suppose the Minister, having been harassed
by a lew Parliamentary debates anc discussions,
were to send oft" to Newgate, or the House of
Correction, a lew of tne most eminent members
of the opposition, such as the Disraelis, the Gra-
hams, the Gladstones, the Barings,'and a sprink-
ling of the Hutnes, the Wakleys, and Walms-
leys, the Cobdens and the Blights.
Suppose the press having been found not to
▼ertisementsorjobwork, will be required, at the time. |;,gree with the policy of the Minister, he were
to give their notes for the amount, as we keep no reg-; i„ pre-emptoi i!y stop the publication of the
ular book of open accounts,
All communications for the Patriot, whether on
hnsinessM r otherwise, must be post paid, or thev
will not receive attention.
VfYifc hmaker and Jeweler.
THANKFUL for past favors, tenders
bis services to the public. He has on
hand a large supply of Jewelry, which he will sell
on cheap terms for cash. Mr. J. is an old citizen
of the place, and merits a share of public patronage.
Shop next door to Norris & Tacken's Drug
Store, on the street leading North.
April 5, 1851. 511m
GEORGE 0. DUN AWAY
SAD D L E R.
ri" HANK FUL for the liberal patronage heretofore
J bestowed upon him,solicits a continuance otthe
same. Hi9 work will be done in the neatest and most
approved style, and' of the finest materials, a good
supply of which he will keep constantly on hand.
Shop on the West side of the public square, in the
honse formerly occupied by the District Clerk.
Feb., 20,1851. n45r7
Watcli and Clock illaking
D. M'PHAIL <fe CO.,
[shop one door west of dr. w. h. dial's .shop, ]
A RE prepared to perform all work entrusted to
A. theircarein ger rings, go d-
may be made to
of the best qual-
ity, &c. They
are also prepared
to make anything
in their line de-
haxe on hand and
for sale, Marine
ees and watches,
sired, and solicit a share of public patronage.
They are also prepared to do all kinds of en-
graving. Masonic, Odd Fellows', Templars'. Sons
of Temperance and County Seals, will be furnished
o order. Marshall, May 10, 1851. [4ry
Paper-Hangings and Upholstery.
No. 16 Camp Sireet,
Tlio subscriber offers for sale, at his upholstery
establishment, No. 16 Camp street, New Orleans, a
large and weli assorted stock of goods—consisting,
in part of, Carpets, Rags, Oil Goth," Hatting, and
Paper-Hangings, of every variety and price. His
stoek of curtain stuffs, and trimmii$j3 for beds and
rooms, is unsurpassed in the city., T^urchasers will
find it to their advantage to examine the stoek. Or-
ders from the country promptly attended to.
í b32 3m
JAMES M. BAILEY,
Saddle and Harness dSaker,
WOULD respectfully announce to the public that
he is now prepared to execute all work en-
trusted to- his caro in a style not to be surpassed
by any workman in Texas. His materials are of
the finest quality. Call and examim? his work and
material for yourselves. PabrSCf; 1851 [45ry
Reported Proceedings of tto Iloasc of
That the value of reporting is great only in"
proportion to its accurracy, is a truism on which
it were needless to enlarge. Every thing de-
pends upon the fidelity of reports. Wo do not
nean their literal fidelity, lot in numberless in-
stances that would be incompatible with a de-
cent regard for the rules ol grammar, but a fi-
.lelity which conveys to the reader the exact
idea, as nearly as possible in the ejpict words, of
ihc speaker. A reporter who take#"tiiis view of
iiis duty is bound to art impartially between the
parties reported and the public ; he is responsi-
ble for the accurracy of the transcript he pre-
sents, and cannot, without injury to his own
character, submit to encroachments or injustice
on one side or the other. The prcSlic look upon
French-English, and American-French. |
" I took it into my head the other evening," !
said a friend of ours not long since, " to visit the
French opera. Not understanding a word of
the French language, you may fancy my predic-
ament when 1 ascertained that a comic opera
was being peif >rmed, of which the music is only
one ingredient. As every one else however
appeared to know what the actors were saying.
1 thought it my duty as a citizen and a man of
the world, to look as knowing as t!iey did ; so
I stared away at the stage, smiling when the
rest of the audience laughed ; and now and then
saving to myself, in a tone loud enough to
catch the ears of those around me, Too shure
and Jammy, an J Wee, my shoe, and such other
scraps of French as I had heard and could mus-
ter up, so as to spread the idea that I knew
him as an operator, engaged y. the fulfilment ot vvhat a„ ,he &n wag aho„t
a certain task; and he violates that task, and The garn9 succeeded admirably during tbe
DR. JOB TAYLOR,
HAVING located permanently in Marshall, ten-
ders his professional services to the citizens of
Marshall and vicinity. Office at the Drug Store of
Messrs. Norris & Tackett.
February 20,1851. n45ry
J01 S S OW, 17 TWO JV.
ONE of our firm [W. P. Hill,] having deter-
mined to remove to Tyler, for the purpose of
practicing in the Supreme Court of the State, and
in the United States District Court, our Law Part-
nership is this day dissolved by mutual consent
Our united attention will be given to all the business
of the firm of Hill & Frazer, and also of the late
firm of 1KB, Frazer & Shedd, until the san.e is fi-
nally settled. Letters on the business-of either of
said firms will be addressed as heretofore.
C. A. Frazer will continue to reside in Marshall,
and to practice in the Courts of the Sixth Judicial ¡
District, and will occupy tbe office heretofore occu
pied by the firm. W. P. HILL,
C. A. FRAZER.
P. S. I offer my homestead for sale. Posses-
sion given the first of January next During my
absence from home, at the different Courts, C. A.
Frazer, Esq., is ffiy ageut to sell.
Marshall, May 9, 1851. 5
' American «tale Papers.
BjT Just recived and for sale at
J. B. STEEL'S
JS. 0. Stationer's Warehouse, 00 Camp si
THE AMERICAN STATE PAPERS: Docu-
ments, etc., relative to Public Lands. Complete in
5 vols, folio- Sold in lots, separate from the above,
at greatly reduced [trices. -
Also, at low prices,The .following—
ROBINSON'S REPORTS. Complete in 19 vols,
either in complete sets or &ny j>£ the volumes sepi-
6 to suit tbe profe ssion.
\RT!N'S REPORTS. Vol. 1. Stewart's new
lf¿*3 CODE OF PRACTICE. New edi-
SLIDELL'S DIGEST. New
3g a continuation of Ben
Times, Herald, Chronicle, Advertiser, Daily-
News, Globe, &,c., Arc., and limit the organs ol
intelligence, to the Government Gazette, or one
or two other prints that would write or omit just
P'hat he, then Minister, might please.
Suppose when it occurred to the public that
these measures were not exactly in conformity
with the law, the Minister were to go or send
some soldiers down to Westminster Hall, shut
up the Courts, send the Lord Chancellor about
his business, and tell Lords Campbell, Cran-
worth, and all the rest of the high judicial au-
thorities, to m:tke the best ot their way home.
Suppose a few members of Parliament were
to sign a protest against these proceedings ; and
suppose the documents were to be torn down by
soldiers, and the persons signing them packed
off to Coldbath-fields or Pentonviile :
Suppose all these things were to happen with
a Parliament elected by Universal suffrage, aud
under a Republican form of Government :
Suppose we were to be told that this sort of
thing is liberty, and what we ought to endeavor
to get lor our own country ; should we look upon
the person telling tt$ so, as a madman, or knave,
or both ? and should we not be justified in put
ting him speedily and as unceremoniously as pos-
sible—outside our doors ?
Old Time Winters.—in 1664 the cold was
so intense that the Thames was covered with
ice sixty-one inches thick. Almost all tha birds
In 1692 the cold was so excessive that the
famished wolves enterad Neniia and attacked
beasts and even men. Many people in Germa-
ny were frozen to death. In 1693 and 1699 it
was nearly as bad.
In 1709 occurred the famous winter called, by
distinction, the cold winter. All the rivers and
lakes were frozen, and even the sea for several
!nile3 from the shore. The ground was frozen
nine feet deep. Birds and beasts were struck
lead in the fields, and men perished by thous-
ands in their houses. In the south of France
the wine plantations were almost destroyed, nor
have they yet recovered that fatal disaster. The
Adriatic sea was frozen, and even the Mediter
ranean about Genoa, and the citron and orange
groves suffered extremely in the finest parts of
In 1716 the winter was so intense that peo-
ple travelled across the straits from Copenhagen
to the province of Senia, in Sweden.
In 1726, in Scotland, multitudes of cattle add
sheep were buried in the snow.
In 1749 the winter was scarcely inferior to
that of 1709. The snow lay ten feet deep in
Spain and Portugal. The Zuyder Zee was fro-
zen over, and thousands of people wtnt over it.
And the lakes in England froze.
In 1744 the winter was very cold. Snow fell
in Portugal to the depth of twenty-three feet on
a level. ' ,
In 1754-5 the winters were very severe and
cold. In England, the strongest ale, exposed to
the air in a glass, was covered with ice one
eighth of an inch thick.
In 1771 the Elbe .was frozen to the bottom.
In 1776 the Danube bore ice five feet deep
below Vienna. Vast numbers ofthe feather and
tinny tribes perished.
The winters of 1774 amd 1775 were uncom-
monly severe. The Dittlc Belt was frozen
From 1800 to 1812 also, the winters were1
remarkable cold, particularly the latter, in Rus-
sia, which proved so disastrous to tbe French
forfeits his own titfe to confidence, wheu he per-
mits himself to be made the medium of convey-
ing-unfaithful reports of what transpires within
The idea of withholding a speech for revision,
as announced by the Globe, throws a suspicion
over its entire reports. Is the word '* revision "
first act. I was nursing myself with the idea
that these foreign languages were not, after all,
such " great shakes'' as the grammars ma e
them out to be ; when, as the bell rang for" the
curtain to rise on the second act, two individu-
als, evidently from the interior of the Mississippi
Va.ley, squeezed themselves into the narrow
meant to indicate only so much examination as|stalls on one si(]e ofme ¡„ the j, a.,d be
is necessary to guarantee the accurracy of the „0„ ®
report? If this were all, it would be compara-
tively harmless, although still wearing an ugly
look ; for one familiar with the degree of perfec-
tion to which th,e art/of stenography and pho-
nography have been can ied, can doubt that ac-
curracy is obtainable without any revision by
the speaker. But 41 revision," as alluded to by
the Globe, is, we fancy, vastly more significant
and objectionable. It means elaboration, ex-
purgation, correction, or amendment, as the par-
ticuiar case may require. It me ins alternation
to suit the wishes or purposes ofthe speaker—
without check on the part of the reporter, or
knowledge on the part of the public.
In proof of our asset tion, we refer to the col-
unins of yesterday's Globe, containing a re-
port ofthe protracted discussion in the House on
Wednesday afternoon aud night. During near-
ly the whole time the rule limiting each speaker
to five minutes was in operation, as appears
from the use of the phrase, " Here the hammer
fell," at the end of every speaker's remarks.
With such a rule in force, something like uni-
formity'ought to be observable in the length ol
the printed speeches, even after making ade-
quate allowance for the comparative slowness
or rapidity of the speakers' style. We have
taken the trouble to run over seven of these
speeches, and find that they exhibit, respectively,
the following number of lines : 52, 84, 108,117,
137, 180, 197. Now who can believe that the
gan staring at me, the stage and the audience.
Here, thought I, is an opportunity to display my
extensive knowledge of the language of Presi-
dent, or rather, Regent Louis Napoleon. So at
it I went again—laughing with the crowd, smi-
ling, nodding, applauding, Frenchifying, and
"going the animal," quite extensively. My
country neighbors watched me for some time, j
closely. Finally, they did, what I expected—¡
opened on me as to the meaning of "all them I
arfixinsand doins down thar." Heaven for-]
give me for the yarn that I wound around those
simple minded men. I should like to hear the
tale they will doubtless unfold to their bewilder-
ed families.on returning home, of Ihe wonders
contained in a French comic opera.
I was, of course, an object of deep admiratiou
with them. That a native born American of
\nglo-Saxon descent—should know " that, ar
French lingo," as if he had never spoken or
heard anything else, was a thing never to be
wondered at by them. The questions they ask-
Democratic National Convention.
The National^Committee have appointed
June 1st., 1852, at 12 o'clock noon, as the time
and Baltimore as the place—for the meeting
of the National Convention, to nominate candi-
dates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency.
The following aro the names of the Com-
Massachusetts—B. F. llallett.
Tennessee—F. P« Stanton.
Louisiana—A. G. Penn.
New York—Edwin Croswell.
Ohio—D. T,- ~
Vermont—Thos. Bartlett, Jr.
Illinois—W. A. Richardson.
Wisconsin—B. C. Eastman.
North Carolina—Robert Strange.
Michigan—Chas. E. Stuart.
New Hampshire—Chas. H. Peaslee.
Kentucky—R. H. Stanton.
Missouri—W. P. Hall.
Arkansas—It. W. Johnson. '
Alabama—W. R. W. Cobb.
Rhode Island—B. B. Thurston.
Pennsylvania—John W. Forney.
Florida—N. P. Bemis.
Texas—V. E. Howard.
Georgia—J. W. Jackson. ,
Mississippi—J. D. Freeman.
California—E. C. Marshall.
On motion of Mr. Seymour, of Connecticut,
Russia's naval force is esti
ships of the line of 120 guns e
line of 190 to 110 gnns each; 291
of 80 to 90 guns each; 80 phips of
to 80 guns each; 4 frigates of 60
it was voted that the actien of the sub-commit- ¡ frigates of 40 to 50 gunseach; 34 war
tee lie ratified by this meeting, and that the above 40 corvettes, schooners,&c.
I come from the depths of the <
Where foainletó sparkle in f
There the sea-boy tosses his i
And mermaids dance o'er the ¡_
There voices fall sweet, like a i
As it wakes in the heart a i
And there, down there, there the ^
And Wandefá free 'mid the coral groves.
I've seen a bark in its pride and gleo,^ ¿
As it rode far out on the sunlmcM* sea,;
It was cast on shore at hush i jfday,
waters were there, bat the b
ud there, far up on the bending
" c sailor-boy wéeps as he thinks of
thinks of his mother—a home far at
e they pray for the sailor at the i
down therlf 'neath the't
n moss covers the loved a
The Gabe as it slept on its mother's 1
The young bird, torn from its loved one's nest,
The mother is borne from the children dear,
And the dark seas dash o'er the sunny I
From the beauty of youth to icy old ¡
They are all passed away from i
the following touching ap
If they can they must Í
O, Sally dear the evening's clear.
Quick flies the ski mm in' swaller—•
The sky is blue, the fields in view, .
All faded green and yaller.
Come let us stray our toilsome way,
And view the charms of natur—
The barkin' dogs, the squeelin' hogs,
And eat a roasted tator.
substitutes by said committee reported, as con-
Casualitiks axd Disasteus.—Tho New
York Picayune feelingly sums up the various
mishaps which occurred in that city in conse-
quence of the recent slippery state of the streets.
seamen maintained by Russia is stated to
A convention of the democrats of
Pennsylvania, was held at Yo>k,on the 5th
and resolutions were passed, without a A' "
favor of Buchauan for the Pr
a nan Senatorial delegate was chosen
52 to 20 for a delegate in fa ver of Ca
. , VVe have gathered our materials from every
ed, and the answers I gave concerning the opera possible source, having visited all the hospitals
the actors, the audience, arul the peculiarities of and watch-houses, the Coroner's office, leaky
n..!i ' .. ?• i , . . . 1 . 7 . J ¡
the Gallic tongue—are they not written in let-
ters of gold in my memory book ? My friends
were particularly struck with the accomplished
M'me Fleury-Joly, I believe the bills call her.
My countrymen called her by the good old Eng-
lisn words, " Mrs. Flurry Jolly."
in, i- , i • , 4, already accepted two invitations to dme the next
197 lines were delivered in five minutes? A!-. ■ .v. f. , , . , . .
. ... til, i .u , day with my country friends ; when, lust before
lowing eight anu a hall words as the average .. !. :.J
embraced in each line of the report, the 197
The United States Navy, at
of the last year, consisted of ll^hips
one of 120 guns, the remainder of 80
,14 frigates of from 50 to 60 guns; 21 sli
hydrants and street corners—the latter places 0f fr0nj 20 to 16 guns; 7 brigs and
appeared in many instances much worn by the ¡ large steamers, 3 second class steamers, 7 small -
number and violence of the casualities which steamers or tenders, and 5 store vessels—a .grand
had occurred. We have made out the following • t0,al °f 75 vessels of all descriptions. Allowed by
statement which may be confidently relied on, ¡ 'aw 7,500 men.
Matters prqmwal at a fin's rat. ard I ha,11 Ths Nashville Banner of the 3lat 1
J : í n™ ' f Í w«h a strict regard to veracity. 1-or the | cal| for a wl,¡gSlale ^.ention, to be
The New Fuencii Constitution.—A Paris
correspondent of the N. Y. Commercial Adver-
tiser, writing under date of the 19th ult., says:
The new coustitution to be " granted" by the
President after his election is already shadowed
forth. According to well informed parties, it is
likely to be as follows :
A'Council ol Slate tobe named by the Pres-
A Senate of eighty members, forty-one to be
named by tbe President and thirty-nine by the
Councils General, from a list of candidates made
out by tbe President.
A Legislative Chamber of two hundred and
filly. Each commune is to name an elector by
universal suffrage. The number of these elec-
tors will be 86,000. They are to name
500 representatives. From this list of 500 the
President will select 25d? who are to form the
The President to be elected for ten years,
with the title of Regent of the Republic. He
shall be responsible unless the coinmuftial elec-
tors shall, three times consecutively, return a
body of representatives out of whom the Presi-
dent shall be unable to selecta Chamber in his
favor, when, if they refuse ihe budget, he is to
The press 13 to be free; but not to call in ques
tion "religion," the " rights of property," or
the existing social organization.
Kentucky.—The Kentucky Giant, James
B. Porter, Esq., attended the levee of Augus
McKaskill, the Nova Scotia Giant; Wednesday
evening, and while there dccided which was the
tallest. The Nova Scotia youth is a good size-
able chap, and in any other crowd would be con-
sidered a tall man, and in fact, he is about a fool
and a halfabove common folks. But our Ken-
tuckian easily over-topped him, and without ex-
tending himself'to his full height, made a chalk
nark seven inches above the utmost reach ol
Kaskill. Captain Porter is the tallest man
¿vorld, and measures, in his stockings, Sev-
ille inches..—Louiii'itk Courier..
lines contain about 1,627 words—double the
quantity which ninety-nine out of a hundred coukl
deliver in tbe time, and one-third m ire than Ihe
fastest short hand writer could commit to paper
in that period. These facts render it evident
that " revision," in a Congressional sense,
means "cooking"—in a majority of instances
very considerable expansion.
Tffe genuineness of the report seems to be al-
together lost sight of in a desire to please the
alter-thought of individual members. A little
reflection must satisfy them, howe^jr, that the
practice which permits this liccnse is prejudi-
cial to their own position before the country.
For example, A makes a speech, to which B re-
plies. A, having no conscience, alters the «Ri-
cial report of his speech, to an extent which ren-
ders B's reply absurdly unintelligible ; or B,
profiting by a similar opportunity, sharpens his
reply until it conveys what he intended to say,
not what he did say. This course of proceeding
manifestly admits of no limitation, and divina-
tion is not needed to discover that, so long as it
is practicable, the public can place only partial
confidence in the Congressional edition of its
European Desig?;s Against tiie United
States.—Ofall the plots ever meditated against
Ihe greatness of this country, observes tho Rich-
mond Republican, none has ever been devised
more deep and dangerous than that which pro-
poses to involve her youthful energies in the
complicated web of European politics. We
can imagine the gray old spiders of England,
France and oilier powers.jealous both of Russia
^tid the United States, looking with eager eyes
as Aeir unsuspecting prey approaches the net
Neitner of them have raised a finger to resist
the aggressive power of Russia, and never will.
If they can iadtiCi^Jon^hantaai^l^Mli^iat''08
for them, and cripple his bwrt commerfcc
sources in the operation, they kill two birds
one stone. Il remains to be see'n whether Jon-
athan is fool enough in general and traitor enough
to his own interest in paiticuiar, to be humbug-
ged so grossly.
0Í?" Mr. Walker presented the memorial of
theHndustrial congress of New York, praying
that Congress would recall the American Min-
ister at the Court of France, and that all diplo-
matic and commercial relation with the French
Government be suspended. He moved its ref-
erence to tbe Committee on Foreign Relations.
Business in Boston.—The Boson Courier
ofthe 5th inst., says that money matters have
taken a favorable turn since the commencement
of the new year; and that about $2,000,000
(temporally withheld from circulation) have
been disbursed for dividends, and the money is
nqw flowing back to the proper channels.
The Recent Cold Weather attiie White
Mountains.—A letter from L. W. Cobleigh,
Esq.. of the I.afayette House, Franconia Notch,
White Mountains, informs us that on Friday last
the thermometer in the Notch stood at fourteen
degrees below zero, while at the Franconia
iron works, that Greenland of New England, the
spirits thermometer stood at twenty-six degrees
below zero, and the mercury was thirty-two de-
grees below zero! This was the coldest day of
Only Sunday last the mercury rose to thirty-
three above zero, and a great deal of rain fell
during the day.
Franconia, at thirty-two degrees below zero,
still maintains its fame as the co-ldest spot in the
United States.—Boston Transcript.
The Union party of Mobile held a meeting on
Tuesday evening last, and appointed delegates to a
Union State Convention, to beheld at Montgomery
on the lO.th inst,.
the third act began, a small, thin, sallow mous
taichii sad, imperial-ed, whiskered and bearded
individual, who had been sitting next to me all
the evnuing, and had not apparently paid the
slightest attention to the conversation in my
quarter, suddenly turned round, and, with a conr-
eos smile, said something that sounded a little
this way : My shoe polly voo from say.
I was cornered—caught—done for! I knew
that what, the hairy-faced man said wa3 French
but what the deuce he meant, I cou'd not for the
life of me make out. Not to ruin my credit,
however, with my country acpuaiutances, who
were listening to the conversation with gaping
mouths and staring eyes, I put a bold face on
Ihe matter, and looking at my interlocutor as
well as could through the veil that Nature had
•woveu over his countanance, I cooly replied,
' JammyI believe that means in English,
" thank you but I can't vouch tor it. " Ah,
you no speak de Frenzli, monshoo ?" Oh, yes,
said I promptly, but nearly choking; " oh, yes,
too shure!" Ab ! I ver glad ; you say jus now
you no speak him." '«Quite a mistake, I as-
sure you,', said I pleasantly ; and then plunging
into the fire at once. I smilingly told him in as
nearly his own words as I could remember,
" Polly from «ay voo Jammy my shoe/"
'I he little man stared at me, but, as I remain-
ed perfectly unmoved and grave, he for a mo-
ment was silent. " Jammy too shure, polly voo
■wee," continued I, determined to bewilder him.
" MawdeeawV' exclaimed he, screwing his
face, or what I could see of it into a compound
knot, " Mawdeeaw! say do from say sar!
You no speak de Frenzh my shoe 1" " What
do you mean sir ?" said I fiercely ; " not speak
French! what do you know of French, diminu-
tive German ?" " Mawdee-ah!" exclaimed
the small man. But I cut him short by rising,
and saying " Gantlemen do you drink ?" The
representatives of the Valley ofthe Mississippi,
did honor to the traditions of their ancestors,
tnptly replied " we do !"
o HSfcve the gallery took but an instant, to
refresh,5 ancl then for me, individu-
ally, to^gffiN'ff"''""* a" locality, only
half another. My steps xfrtffifc-faati-.npil !>«■ one
of my friends telling me " straflgerfhei
that critter of a German. Let's you lay hi
out in French, and we'll pitch into him, with
regular old Kaintuck!"
I have not yet dined with my country friends.
I preferred taking French leave oftheih ! I was
afraid they might find out that the German was
no German, and that tho American was no
frenchman. Honesty is the best policy, after
all, even in comic operas and languages.
simplication of our subject, we have divided the ' city onlho S8Cond Monday of February,
■ j .1 . j to. . _ a. pQS(j 0r appointing delegates to the Wl
Convention and nominating Presidential <
The 7th ult., was fixed for the adjou
Kentucky Legislature. Among the I
to charter the Cincinnati and Railroa
bill to charter the Kentucky River Nav
pryjy, and a bill to amend the charter ol
villand Nashville Railroad Company.
03~ The Capital at Washington, which was
endangered by the late fire in the Library ol
Congress, was built at a total cost of nearly two
millions of dollars ^81,'746,000.). The north
wing was commenced in 1793, and was finished
in 1800. It cost nearly half a million. The
south wing was commenced in 1803 and finish-
ed in 180^, and cost over three hundred thou-
sand dollars. The centre was commenced in
1818, and was finished in 1827. It cost nearly
one million of dollars. The entire building
covers an acre and a half and 1,820 feet ol
ground. The length of front is 353§ feet; depth
of wing, I21£ ; east projection and steps, depth
05; west projection and steps, depth 83 ; heigh'
of wings to top of balustrade, 70 feel; height to
top of centre dome, 145; Senate Chamber,
length 74 feet, height 42; Representatives'
Hall, length 95 feet, height 60 feet; height of
central rotunda, 96 feet. The grounds of the
Capitol embrace twenty-two and a half acres,
surrounded by substantial iron railing, the
length of which is four-filths of a mile.
Steamboat Explosion—Lires lost.—-S.9
vannah, Jan. 12—The steamer Magnolia has
exploded her boilers, Thirteen live lost.
accidents under the different heads of " Broken
and Fractured." " Seriously Damaged," and
" Remarkable Accidents."
Under the head of" Broken and Fractured,"
we may enumerate.
Fifty-seven cases of necks ;
Eight vertebral columns ;
Six axillia, or jaw bones ;
One hundred and sixty-nine noses ;
And au unlimited quantity of shins (compound
" Seriously Damaged," embraces.
Eleven thousand six hundred and ninety-nine
beaver and Kossuth hats—more or less, (proba-
bly less !)
Thirty-nine thousand and odd toes—big and
Ten miles and upwards of water pipes;
Aud many other articles too numerous to men-
Among the " Remarkable Accidents," wé
observe that several collar bones and shirt col-
lars were ¡mt out.
Mr. Jones broke his fall by tumbling over an-
A housemaid in the upper part of the city
slipped over the way "--to the grocers.
Mr. Green bruised his head in endeavoring to
crack a joke on the state ofthe streets—he said
they were in an ice state.
We have been informed that the thermometer
will, probably, keep up till the next cold weather,
so that we do not anticipate a repetition of these
ü. S. Treasury Report.
The Annual Report of the Secretary of the
Treasury to Congress, is now before the coun.
try, and a careful perusal of the important docu-
ment enables us to state that so far as the condi-
tion ot the nation is deducible from its state-
ments, the people will have no reason to be
dissatisfied. The revenue which may be re-
garded as the pulse of the national prosperity,
is in a highly prosperous stale ; the surplus, af- j
ter Ihe most liberal appropriations for* the na-
tional service, being ample tó obliterate in three
or four years, the sirty-five millions of debt re-
maining of that incurred in onr war with Mexico.
The anticipated surplus in the federal treasury
Report before us—and we are quite sure
it coltóerably under estima'es results—on the
1st JgijlJ853, will exceed twenty millions of
The fbnowingSkjlhe official estimate ofthe
receipts and ?xpet3MR^£)r the fiscal year :
The -estimated récefPs^as^the fiscal year,
commencing July 1,1852, and^MÚli! June
From customs s . - - . 49,000.0001
From public lands - - - - 2.500 000 00]
From miscellaneous sources - - 300,000 001
Presidential Electors.—TI e eouve
Jackson, Miss., on the 8th, nominated E. C.
son and A. M. Jackson, for the State at
R. Taylor, for the First District; W S.
ton, for the Second District; O. R. Sir
the Third District; and Hiram
Fourth District, Domoeratic candi
of President and Vice President at I
November next. All States' Right.
Meetikg of the PenhsylvAkia 1
—The State Legislature of Penn
Harrisburg on the 6th inst. The I
o'clock, and organized by electing John S. Rhey,
Democrat, of Armstrong county,
Thé Senate adjonrnea after t
ballots. John H. Walker, Whij
15 votes, and H. A. Muhlenber
15 votes, upon each ballot. B
tive member from Philadelphia, declined
• Caucuses were previously held. **
nominated John Acker, of Chester,
David Fleming, of Harrisburg, for Cl«
iow, of Lancaster, for Sergeant-at
mas Lesper, of I ebanon, for Door-'
There was no Democratic'!
the Senate. There were 16
sent at the Whig caucus. Mr. Ma
re-nomination lor Speaker of the I
ted Boston, 5th ult., says :
The two branches ot' the Legislature met in con-'
vention to-day, and elected six Democrats, fivr. Free
Soilers and one Wfiig, to fill tw<
the Senate. The election for Govern
gislature, is expectéd to come off on
New Disease.—A Paris correspondent of.,
the St. Louis Republican, writes thus of d
new disease which has made its appearancé in
A terrible and singular disease ha just brb-
ken out in Gallicia, which defies all the efforts 1
the medical faculty to explain or cure. It is an
epidemic, and has received the name ofthe slee-
ping fever. 1 he victim is suddenly seized,
without any warning, with an irresistible desiro
to sleep; and this sleep lasts without interrup-
tion, four, five and sometimes eight days, during
which time, the sleeper gives no sign of safTV r* "
i tig. When he finally awakes, fever con
—lasts from sixteen to twenty hours, an
in death. Two or three eminent
hysicians have just left for Poland in
ly this new disease.
Total estimated receipts - 51,800,000 0(3; Me.,
Add estimated balance in the Treasury
July 1, 1852 - . . . 11,458,743 00
Total means as estimated $63,25S,743 09
annual public doc .
.and the public libraries, in placa of
Tbe pxpenditurea for .he s,me period, „ e,, to..
nt Suggestion.—A se_
a day or twp ago by"
regard of considerable
both as a pubHtffeconnmy, and for the Jbetter 1
tion of intelligealfoflf public affairs]
It is, that a ~
'imated by the several departments—of State,
Treasury, Interior, War and Navy, and Post-
master General, are ?
Balances of former appropriations which will be
required to be expended this year $3,742,214 69
Permanent and indefinite appro-
priations - - .... 9,892,550 84
Specific appropriations asked for
this year - - . - - - 29,2^7,533,66
Leaving an estimated balance in
the Ty^sury, July 1,18i3, of $20,366,413 90
A State Convention of the Free Democracy of
Connecticut is tu be held at Hartford ou the 28th
instant, to organize for the sgring^ election.
that shall contain ihe valuable «natter of 1
tercst now spread through several large <
Matters of.mere detail,of no value for 1
will thus be exclúdéd. A neat, compact 1
useful matter wi'lbe formed, and this at a
vine of expense; and what is of more
sti'l, it will be more widely cireuhifeds
generally read, which cannot be'said of
ous collections of trash whieh are
According to the returns received at the
Department opto the 33d ult.,flheneti
various government depositories, si
was $12,784,924 94, of whioh sum$l
in the hands of tbe Assistant Trea
820 18 in the Braneh Mint in thitc
of 800 000 had been ordered j-r
the Assistant Treasurer here.-
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