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■ H f TH U B S D A Y , JU L Y 12, 1855. AFFAIRS OF THE AUBURN PRISON. During the past few clays tlie Board of State Prison Inspectors has been in session here, and the pot political has boiled and bubbled, as it always does when Prison mat­ ters are stirred up, no matter how long or how short the pole is that is employed. The Board adjourned yesterday. Not very much was done. One keeper was removed simply because one more was appointed than was needed. A resolution was offered in the Board for the removal of the new W hig Clerk, on tho ground of incompetency, and disrespectful conduct towards one of the In­ spectors. This was laid on the table. The Clerk is notoriously incompetent, hut as bis appointment was forced on hy the recom­ mendation of powerful W h ig politicians, it was judged unwise to act precipitately in the matter, and so decision in his case is post­ poned. In the meantime, a Clerk pro tem has been appointed. Col. L e w i s , the able and unexceptionable Agent of the Prison, is still retained, not­ withstanding the active and violent meas­ ures resorted to by his political' enemies to oust him. On Tuesday .the Advertiser fired an editorial a t the Board \which was evidently intended to intimidate one of the W h ig Inspectors, who was known to he fa­ vorable to the retention of the Col. It rep­ resented that neither harmony nor good feel­ ing could be preserved in the Prison “ with an old Hunker executive and W hig subordi­ nates that so long as the Col. remained, “difficulties of a serious nature” would “ con­ stantly demand the attention of the Inspect­ ors ;” that they would “find themselves em­ barrassed and annoyed beyond measure at their quarterly sessions hy complaints that an arbitrary and unjust policy is pursued to­ wards subordinate officers that there was abundant reason for such complaints, and that they would never cease until this awful Old Hunker was removed. It was alleged also that he had no political claim to be re­ tained ; that he and his friends would labor next fall against the Whig candidate for In­ spector, &c., &c. The Advertiser also said that there were “ thousands of W higs in the State and scores (!) of them in Cayuga Co. who are in every respect better qualified for Agent of the Prison than the present in­ cumbent”— the dreadful Old Hunker afore­ said— and it naively went on to say, that if no body else out of the scores and thousands could be found to take the Col.’s place, a former W h ig Agent might possible consent to accept the place ! It is more than likely that he w o u ld!! And the Advertiser closed its threatening, brow-beating feeler by say­ ing :— We hope, after this, that Old Hunkers and Know Nothings will cease insulting Whigs by asserting that there are no men in the Party fit for the position occupied by Col. Lewis. W ell, what is the result? The Whig Boaril has adjourned, and Col. L e w i s is re­ tained ! So much for the influence of the Advertiser and its friends. The retention of the Col., under all these circumstances, is the highest compliment that could he paid him for eminent capacity in the discharge of his responsible and onor- ous duties. Under his managament the Prison is doing unprecedentedly well. This was seen hy the Inspectors, and the majority of them determined to “let well enough alone.” One of the W h ig Inspectors deter­ mined to set his face against the partizan clamors for the removal of Col. L e w i s . This was known to the clique here, who have a standing candidate of their own, and who are galled to thebone and stung to the quick because a Whig Board retains in office an Old Hunker Democrat— and hence their brazen attempt to coerce that member of the Board of Inspectors into compliance with their mercenary views and wishes. They did not knmo the man. They counted without their host. Threats he despises. Ho never yet stood in awo of them. He saw that the Prison under the executive manage­ ment of Col. L e w i s was doing well, and having the best interests of the State at heart, he acted with that reference entirely, and rose, as every honest and high-minded officer of the Commonwealth should, above all mere partizan considerations, and acted accordingly. Who but political hacks ancl eager office-seekers will blame him for thus acting? He adhered to the retention of Col. L e w i s solely because he saw that ho was just the man for tlie place. The indignation excited by his firmness is harmless as the passing breeze. I t is natural enough that the Advertiser and its friends, repeatedly foiled in their at­ tempt to o u s t Col. L e w is , an d failing to tw irl the W higs of tlie Board^^ Inspectors under their thumbs, should foam, and b! us- ter, and grow l, and talk of indignation meet­ ings, and anthem tize Gov. S e w a r d because he would not condescend to mix himself up in this business; hut their chagrin is as pitiable as their wrath is impotent. The Advertiser o f yesterday attempted to cover its humiliating discomfiture behind the fact that Gen. F o s h a y , the principal keeper, is retained by the Board; but in doing so it charges the “friends of Col. L e w i s ” and the “political opponents” of the Gen. with having attempted his removal hy preferring verbal charges against him. W e know nothing of Gen. F os h a y ; he may he a capable officer; perhaps he is; but the charges alluded to did not emanate from his “ political oppo­ nents,” but from Whig contractors in the P r ison ! The Advertiser , filled to overflowing with the “ milk of human kindness,” volunteers the following gratuitous advice to Col. L e w ­ i s : — W e hope the Agent of the Prison, who, by the sufferance of a W hig Board of Inspec­ tors— is still allowed to retain his place, will in future frown down all attempts of his friends to do injustice to his subordinates, merely because they happen to he Whigs.— He should remember that it is not impossi­ ble, but he may go one step too far. The Col. will of course keep this admoni­ tion constantly in view— and continue to re­ tain his post by the able and faithful dis­ charge of his duties, despite the Advertiser, and in the face and eyes of the astounding fact that he is an Old Hunker and the major­ ity of the Board of Inspectors are Whigs! In consequence of the recent devel­ opments respecting the discovery of valu­ able letters among the waste paper sold to paper mills by postmasters in various parts of the country, the Postmaster General has issued an order directing that henceforth all the sweepings of the offices shall be thor­ oughly examined in order to guard against the possibility of the loss of letters or other mail matters. . is proposed to dig a tunnel for a railroad track under the Niagara Eiver at Black Rock, near Buffalo. Its length will he 2,400 feet, descent of grade on each side 76 feet per mile, cost $500,000. The river is 29 feet deep a t the proposed locality, and its bed of solid limestone. £ 2 § r There was a great meeting of the Americans at Uxbridge, Mass., Friday night last. The State Council in their recent Con­ vention was sustained with great heartiness and unanimity. The meeting was very en­ thusiastic. A STREET CORNER CONCERT. It is an easy matter to get up a street corner excitement in any city. — All is quiet as usual at a given point, but suddenly a man with an organ, a wo­ man with some sort of a voice, a hoy with a tambourine, and a monkey with a wicked eye and a small salver to catch coppers in, take up a position thereat. The organ grinds out a tune imported from the heart of Ger­ many or the mountain cliffs of Switzerland, and instantly the neighborhood is all astir! The rag-tag-and-hobtail, forever within hear­ ing of such sounds,quickly gather. Gawky boys, idle, slovenly girls, little people of all sorts, whistling, singing and dancing de­ scendants of old Mr. H a m , of all sizes, sex­ es and hues, and a few “curs of low degree,” make up the side-walk and gutter audience of the itinerants.. Shop keepers and clerks fill up the doors,and all the neighboring win­ dows are illustrated with men and women. attracted from their various occupations by what is courteously called the music. — Then the fun and excitement start for their culminating point. Monkey runs all over everybody, and leers impudently in each face within his vision. Organ grinds out the Marsellaise without the variations, and then woman pipes a request for all hands to “W aitfor the Wagon.” Monkey looks disinclined to make any delay what­ ever, and after stealing peanuts from a lit­ tle ragged urchin, scoots sharply about in all directions for cents. Organ strikes up a polka, and hoy thumbs the noisy tambou­ rine with all his skill and all his might.— Then everybody, present and absent, are requested not to be so silly as to “cry” for “Susannah,” and when it is fully ascertain­ ed that they w ill not do so, the whole hand — monkey excepted— drop suddonly into “The Grave of Napoleon,” and start on a mel­ ancholy pursuit of mourning under difficul­ ties. A n ugly cur bites a small h oy at this interesting juncture,and monkey scampers up an awning-post with a girl’s bonnet on his head. This episode over, organ strikes up a Swiss National Air, and woman and boy, with cracked voices and dilapidated tambou­ rine, accompany it energetically,and for aught anybody knows to the contrary, correctly and skilfully. W e heard one of these ditties a few minutes ago, and the words mixed up with the air seemed to us to bo about as follows : ' “ O-o-o-o! mong luff zaang! Ly-ly- lo<?oo-ling ! looo yee ho-o-o-o! Yang-yang- yang ; ying yang ! urow-yang-heeee ! yang- yang, ying-yang, you-ong you z-e-e-e-el — yang-ying, you-ying, you-ying zoong zaa- moong..ze-o-o-o! zang bang zee boong!’’ —This difficult air and grand master-piece fairly executed, monkey, hoy ancl woman circulated actively for coppers, while organ ground out “Pop goes the Weasel ,” and the performance wound up with “Hail Colum­ bia,” thirteen cents, dog-barking, whistling, singing and monkey chattering,aud straight­ w a y the street corner fell into its wonted quietude again. KOSSUTH ON HIS DEFENCE. The Ex-Governor of Hungary, in -a letter to the New York Times , dated London, June 22d, 1855, thus defends himself against a charge which, i f ever made here at all, he has greatly magnified;— S ir : I learn from hearsay (American pa­ pers I very seldom happen to see myself, ex­ cept the Progress ) that some journals of vonr Republican country have had the very good, relined and republican taste to make themselves merry by deriding me— that the Governor of Hungary is \brought down to act tiie pai t of a contributor to newspapers, for a remuneration. I remember to have heard after my return to Europe from Ameri­ ca, that I had heen charged with an equal good taste.(though of a different character,) with having pocketed mighty sums in Amer­ ica for my self, and with living now in com­ fort anil luxury oi them. I f I wer.vadoring half so much the Almighty Dollar as (be it said without ofienee) many an American does. 1 would-have had to regret that I had not presented myself in America as a dancer, singer, or something of that kind. I feel quite satisfied that with half the pains and trouble it cost me to make some 600 speech­ es, I could have earned enough to live now on it, i f not in luxury at least in com fort; whereas, having been but a patriot in exile, and “ the honored guest of the Great Repub­ lic,” I happen to have requested some hon­ orable Senators to look into the hooks of my cashier, shotly before my leaving, (June 11, 1852,) and I happen to have their written testimony in my hands to the effect that the balance I had in hand on leaving America amounted to the mighty sum of eleven hun­ dred and thirty two dollars and twenty-seven cents 3 something rather less than I poss­ essed on going thither. However, I have met personally many a kindness and sym­ pathy in the United States, and the cause of dear country— though far, foreign and un­ known to America,— and tho misfortune of my nearest relations, (two of whom alas ! have succumbed to the anguish of exile,) have met with many a generous hand of friendly assistance. Republican State Convention. C a t h o l i c C h u r c h D i f f i c u l t y . — The Ger­ man congregation of St. Peter’s Church, Rochester, assembled on the evening of the 2 d inst. to hold their regular annual meet­ ing, elect trustees, &c. A fter organizing,the meeting sent a committee to wait upon the officiating Priest of the Congregation,for the purpose obtaining the key of the school room, under said church, where the mem­ bers thereof intended to hold their election for officers. The key being refused, the Committee returned, during which time the church was opened by some one having charge of the church hell, and those of the members assembled in front thereof, went in and took possession. Shortly afterwards, the Priest came and ordered the.members out, which order was not com plied ivith. The latter remarked that they were the proprietors of the church; they had to build it and pay for i t ; they had possession and were determined to keep it, and that they would not he driven out hy a priest or school teachers, who were pres­ ent at the time, or any one else who had no business with the church, and were at the time the church was erected, in parts un­ known. After exchanging some hard and harsh words, the Chairman was compelled to call the Priest and his associates to order. Or­ der having heen restored, the meeting pro­ ceeded and elected three Trustees in place of those whoso terms had, or wcro, to ex­ pire by limitation, who were therefore de­ clared duly elected as Trustees of tlie said church, and in accordance with its by­ laws. This account, signed hy the officers of the meeting, concludes thus: “ During the time the election was going on the Priest was present, and cooled down considerably; assisted even in keeping off the boys, &c., who had no business there, looking very sharp at every' voter who had voted at the time, but for what purpose, we must let others be the judges. After the business had been finished, the meeting adjourned in perfect peace and har­ mony, and with the sincere hope, that this might be the last occasion upon which they were refused admittance to tlieir own property, and for which the greatest part of their number had to struggle very hard in order to make it what it now is.” “f John” will have to look into this mat­ ter. His authority seems to be defied as a-s well in St. Peters at Rochester, as in St. Louis at Buffalo. . The Rochester Democrat, as the organ of the new Republican-Abolition Party, of which Joe Blunt is the ostensible Grand Sachem, announces that the “ Republican State Convention” is to be held on the 22d of August, and that there are to he “three delegates from each Assembly District.” But Ihe Democrat does not know “ in what manner tlie delegates are to be chosen” nor where the convention is to be held. Syra­ cuse is however, “ probably” the place. The Albany Evening Journal preserves a very' mysterious silence in regard to the ‘ Republican” trap into which it encouraged the Democrat to put its foot. The conduct of the Count De Grasse to­ ward our Republican neighbor reminds us of a story. A certain old woman, once upon a time, received an unexpected present of a custard. As it came from an unfriendly quarter, the shrewd dame was naturally sus­ picious. She “had bearn tell of such things as pizen.” But as the custard might be good, she hit upon a plan to test it. There was her son Job, a goocl for nothing, ill con­ ditioned fellow, who was of no particular ac­ count in the family. “ L et Job try it first,” said the considerate mother. “ I f it don’t kill/u’m, wem ayalleat of it. And if it should pizen the pesky creetur, who cares ?” — Roch. American. G o o d B r a g g i n g . — The Albany Atlas, “Soft” P i e r c e paper, boasts that its party will carry this State next fall hy thirty thousand majority ! Only thirty thousand i ! Was there ever such moon-struck madness exhibited before ? When P i e r c e was elect­ ed President he was popular. Even then he carried this State more than 3,000 under 30,000 majority. Now he is amazingly un­ popular— more so than any of his predeces­ sors ever were, not even excepting T y l e r , and his Administration is held in contempt; and yet the Allas brags that his wing of the party will carry New York by a majority of 30,000! Such a prediction is ridiculous and laughable, both. S i n g S i n g P r i s o n . — During the six months commencing January 1st, tlie expenses of this Prison have heen $56,691. During the same period last year they reached $89,- G34. nence there is a reduction in half a year of $32,673! Sing Sing Prison came within $500 of paying its w a y last month, and that too with pork at $20 per bbl.— There is no good reason in the world w h y our State Prisons should not be a source of revenue to the State instead of a heavy burden. “M e c h a n i c a l Purposes.” — A farmeraJced the authorised vender of the ‘ardent’ at A t­ tica, a day or two ago, for two quarts of his best rum, for “ mechanical purposes.” Sat­ isfied that it was all right, the Dr. measured it out. On leaving the store somebody ask­ ed the farmer what sort of mechanical pur­ pose he intended to apply the rum to, and he replied— “ I want it to raise a barn /” — Both the Dr. and the nun wore sold that tim e ! A Slandf.r.— The Auhurn American slan­ ders the Methodist Church b y asserting “ that there are tw e n ty members or advocates of the” Know Nothing Party “ in the Methodist Church where there are fifteen in any other evangelical denomination in the United States.” It also says that “ more of the jour­ nals ofthe Methodist Church sympathise with and openly advocate the Know Nothing Order and principles than do those of any' other body of Christians.” W e do not think the Methodists, generally , will thank the editor of the American for such a doubtful compliment as he has paid them. W e con­ sider it a gross slander upon that Christian denomination. Auburn Advertiser. ralgia in Ohio on the 6th inst_ ghe ex„ W e reiterate our statement, without fear ; pircd jn her chairj withont a groan Qr gt of truthful contradiction from any source.— , gle. Col. Wood had her life insured for W e will go farther, and assert that there are .^5,000 in Connecticut and Ohio Insurance I m p r o v e d F r u i t . — The N. Y . Journal of Cm merce has seen a noble specimen of fruit called the “cherry-current,” grown on the premises of Mr. Chas. Starr, Jr., at Tarry- town. Some of the berries measured an inch and three quarters in circumference, and the clusters were well filled. Except for its transparency, the fruit might pass for grapes. It is a new variety. A V alua b l e R e l ic .— -Two links of the Mammoth chain which was stretched across the Hudson at W est Point at the time of the American Revolution, have been recently raised from the bed ofthe river by the gen­ tleman who is now endeavoring with a com­ pany to secure the entire chain. So far some nine links bave been obtained. They measure some three feet, and weigh about fifty pounds each. W h e r e S o m e o f t h e S p e c i e G o e s to . - - The taking of the census in- New York city reveals the fact that one firm in Maiden Lane melts down, in gold and silver, $1,550,- 000 in the course of a year. Another firm, in Fulton steeet, silversmiths, used a hun­ dred thousand dollars in silver coin in a year. D e a t h o f t h e “ F a t W o m a n . ” — -Mrs. Scholey, the fat woman, who has been ex­ hibited in various parts of tlie United States by' Col. Wood, died suddenly o f neu- twenty members or advocates of tho Ameri­ can Party in the Methodist Church where there are ten in any other evangelical denom­ ination in the United States. I f this is a “gross slander,” let the self-constituted “ De­ fender of the Methodists” show it. W e Chal­ lenge him to do so. Th e Advertiser’s thin-skinned solicitude for the interests of “ that Christian denomina­ tion” the Methodists— is extremely ludi­ crous, because so transparent that the veriest dumb-head would find no dificulty in looking right through it, or in detecting a chuckling hypocrite behind it. Cos. J e f f e r s o n P a r t a k i n g o f t h e C o m m u n ­ io n . — A writer in Hackensack, N. J , says a minister who yviis horn and spent the. great­ er portion of his life in Virginia, told him that T homas J efferson , in his old age, \when he had quietly retired to Monticello, visited on Sabbath a country church. It happened to be Communion on that day, and an invitation being given to all who sin­ cerely repented of their sins and exercised faith in Christ, to partake ivith the Church in that ordinance, Mr. J efferson availed himself of the occasion, and went forward and partook of the Communion. This fact was related to him by the Methodist Episco­ pal minister who administered the ordinance, E d w a r d E v e r e t t delivered an oration at , , , , , Dorchester, the place of his nativity on the , and can now be substantiated by some of T N _______i.1 . T i _______ v* . •> . i , ^ - , \ f ' l l f t D O A n l o \ l i t n G i f > U R n n ! w i / - i r I n f i \ f A n + J o n l l n Fourth. It was listened to by no less than seven thousand people with profound, en­ thusiastic applause, although its delivery occupied nearly two hours and a half. The oration fills nine of the broad columns of the Boston Atlas, and we venture to say that not since tlie Declaration has there been written a more instructive, able and elo­ quent paper illustrative of the causes and .concomitants of that momentous event.— The supurb schollarship of Mr. Everett is seen in every line, and yet the production is as devoid of pendantry and pretence as one ofthe massive orations of Daniel Webster.— Buff. Com. Adv. the people in the neighborhood of Monticello, and members of that church. From Oregon we have intelligence of the re-election of Gen. Lane,Anti-Iv. N.,as Delegate to Uongress .—Syracuse Journal. W ell, its a long lane that has no turn !— W e ’ll fetch ’em next time;! FR ID A Y , JU L Y 13, 1855. MISS NIGHTINGALE. The name of this W oman adds another to the list of the few whose fame as pure and disinterested, philanthropists fills the world, and by the world is honored and cherished. Her noble and self-sacrificing labors among the sick, the wounded and the dying who crowd the hospitals of the blood-reeking Crimea, stamp her character, and are the theme of universal praise and admiration Her mission, self-imposed, was one that must have been decided upon from motives and impulses of the loftiest character. Its na­ ture— full of hardships, peril and exhausting toil— forbid any other reasonable supposi­ tion. W ith her it is a labor of love, a high sense of duty, a quick impulse of humanity She determined to do good; and on the bloody battle-fields of tlie Crimea, in its Lazar Houses, and among its suffering thou sands, there was an opportunity opened fully commensurate with the aspirations of her soul, its utmost abilities, its practical human­ ity, and all the aid that tbe influence of her bright example could place under her guid­ ance and at her disposal. The step once resolved upon, she heroical­ ly took it, nor looked behind. The world was astonished. She was a delicate, refined creature, nurtured iu the lap of luxury.- While the world wondered she went forth on her noble mission. All applauded her— hut many deemed that her object would fail. They thought the horrid, realities of the scenes she was to en­ counter— the roar and fury of human con­ flict, the agonies of wounded and dismem­ bered soldiers, the ravages of loathsome dis­ eases, the mortal sufferings of thousands but half provided with the commonest necessa­ ries of life, death in all its forms of terror, and exposure to contagion, inclement weath­ er, and a thousand other dangers— that all these, when once resized, would drive her home again. But they were mistaken.- They did not know her. They estimated her by the standard in which the world first weighed H o w a r d , Mrs. F r y , Miss D ix, and other great souls whose lives were devoted to the amelioration of the condition of the imprisoned, the poor, the sick, the ^destitute and the insane of their race. This “ A ngel of Mercy” went to the Cri­ mea on her noble mission, and quietly, un- ostentatiously, but firmly and energetically entered upon it. She was generously sec­ onded in her efforts, and already have thou­ sands on thousands been ministered to hy her and her assistants in the hours when most they stood in need of human aid and * » human sympathy. The amount of good accomplished through her instrumentality w ill never be known in this world. It is treasured in the grateful hearts of men made whole, men recovering, and men looking only to death for release from agony; and records of it have heen carried beyond the grave by those around whose death-beds she hovered, and whose last looks rested upon her sympathising face. She asks for, cares for, hopes for no reward on earth. Her reward— one well worth winning— is “ laid up in heaven.” A s she braved danger, and went prepared to encounter many' imminent perils, her courage failed not, neither did her great soul famt within her when, in the midst of her labors, she was stricken down by fever, and brought face to face with one of the most deadly of the agents of the Destroyer. The news of her illness spread through the camp, and was received with sorrow everywhere in it and beyondit. \We can well imagine the grief it must have caused throughout all the hos­ pitals.- \Who can doubt but that from the marts of many a rough soldier there went up to Heaven prayers— in many instances the first ever breathed by the utturers— supplicating the Almighty in her behalf? She was very ill— sick almost unto death — but finally' so far recovered as to be able to ride down to the sea and embark in a ves­ sel placed at her dispoaal, and commissioned to convey her to England. She chose, how­ ever. to proceed no farther than Scutari, hoping soon to recover so far as to be able to resume her great and good work. W e copy' the following interesting particu­ lars respecting Miss N i g h t i n g a l e , from the London Illustrated News, of June 23d, which we received yesterday, and which contains a spirited engraving, illustrative of one of her visits to the Hut Hospitals of Balaclava:— Among the most interesting intelligence recently received from the Crimea are the accounts of the unwearied exertions of Miss Nightingale in the cause of suffering humani­ ty. This excellent lady has, during her stay at Balaclava, visited the Camp Hospitals, and examined the arrangements in each. ---- Throughout her inspection she was warmly greeted by the' soldiers. On one of these, visits Miss Nightingale went up to the Hut Hospitals,on the Castle (or Genoese) height), to settle three nurses, escorted by the Rev. Mr. Bracebridge, one of the Chaplains, Capt­ ain Keane, R .E ., Dr. Sutherland, a Ser­ geant’s guard, a boy, and eight Croats car­ rying baggage for tlie hospital. The party wound up a steep path from the harbor un­ der the old Castle— which scene an artistic correspondent has enabled us to represent in the accompanying Illustration. One week afterwards our correspondent saw the hu­ mane lady carried up to the same spot on a litter. The hospital huts, twelve in number, stand against the limestone cliffs. On tlie mountain side are the Marines, Rifles, and Another Revolutionary Testimony to the Justness of our-Principles- In an oration delivered at the request of Congress, h y General Henry Lee, on the death o f Gen. Washington, December 26, 1799, that revolutionary patriot used the fol­ lowing eloquent language: “Methinks I see his august image,, and hear falling from his venerable lips these deep-sinking w o r d s : “ Cease, sons of Amer­ ica, lamenting onr separation! Go on, and confirm by your wisdom the fruits of our joint councils, joint efforts, and common dan­ gers ! Reverence religion, diffuse knowledge throughout your land, patronize the arts and sciences. Let liberty and order be insepar­ able companions. Control party spirit, the bane of free governments. Observe good faith to, and cultivate peace with all nations. Shut up every avenue to foreign influence ; contract rather than extend national con­ nexion; rely on yourselves only. B e A m e r ­ i c a n s , i n t h o u g h t , w o r d , a n d d e e d . Thus will you give immortality to that Union which was the constant object of my terres­ trial labors ; thus will you preserve undis­ turbed to the latest posterity the felicity of people to me most dear ; and thus will you supply- ( if my happiness is anght to you) the only vacancy in the round of pure bliss high Heaven bestows.’ ” Such were the sentiments which General Lee, of Virginia, attributed to the Father of his Country, and Avhich perfectly coincided with those he expressed during his life. Such are the principles against which the Administration of Franklin Pierce and the whole foreign party are waging war, and for the avowal of which they proscribe patriotic Americans. H indoo E xtra G rand C o u n c il . —The N. Y . Herald announces that an extra Grand Council of the Hindoos of this State w ill he held at Binghamton on the firstTuesday of August. A s the Herald is the official or­ gan of the dark lantern party in this State, and gets better pay for telling the truth than for lying, we presume the information is correct. W h at the object of this special gathering is, that oracular sheet does not condescend very definitely to tell us. W ill not some.Know Nothing please tell us? Is it for the purpose of considering the case of the “ Hards,” with a view to a “ union” of the different fossils into one harmonious com­ pound. or merely to appoint administrators over the affairs of the bankrupt “ S a m ? ” — W e pause for a reply .— Utica Herald. The Utica Herald is roundly hoaxed by its namesake. No such “ Grand Council” is or will he called. The thing is a “ sham.” — But will the Utica Herald inform us when and b y whom the N. Y . Herald was made the “ official organ” of the American Party in this State ? W e never heard of it before. Probably no other paper than the Utica Herald could be found to swallow so absurd a thing. Its credulity is almost equal to its hatred of everything American in name or nature. The Alleged Doctrinal Differences o f the Old and New School, examined by an old Dis­ ciple. Auburn , W. J. Muses, pp. 91. This little pamphlet contains a brief but interesting and able examination of the doc­ trinal points of difference, between the Old and New Schools in the Presbyterian Church. These alleged differences^ relate, to the more prominent doctrines of imputation against original sin, the atonement and human- ability. It is the aim of the author to show that these differences are not so great or vi­ tal as many persons in both branches of that Church are accustomed to imagine. For this purpose he presents a summary of opin­ ions on both sides of this controversy, and hy a fair and thorough analysis es­ tablishes the point that the more mode­ rate, and by far the larger portion of both schools hold substantially, the same religious faith. Those who are interested in the doctrines here discussed, or who desire in­ formation in a small cumpass concerning this somewhat noted division, will do well to secure a copy of the work. For sale by H e w s o n & W i l l i a m s . Turks j the harbor on one side, the cliffs where tho Prince was lost on the other.— The Genoese Castle rises on a lofty crag in front; the site is 700 ft. or more above the sea, and is very airy and health— admirably adapted for its purpose. Here is placed Miss Nightingale’s hut, beyond a small stream, the water of which is excellent, and the banks of which are enamelled with gay flowers. There is room for at least 800 I wounded, with the best chance of recovery. I B v a subsequent account we learn that on June 2,Miss Nightingale left Balaclava, Lord Ward having placed his steam yacht at her disposal to enable her to recruit her health by excursions to sea. It is stated in the Times, of date May 30, that Miss Nightin­ gale, being convalescent from her late severe attack of fever, and being recommended change of air by her medical attendant, Dr. Hadley, principal medical officer of the Gas tie Hospital, Balaclava, under whose care she has been throughout her illness, was car­ ried down from the heights, accompanied by that officer and the Rev. Mr. Parker, and put on board the Jura for England. Miss Nightingale, however, remains at Scutari, in preference to coming home. Although ex­ tremely weak, she is out of danger, and has no remains of fever. I l l u s t r a t e d L o n d o n N e w s . — W e receiv­ ed yesterday from B e l l & H e n d r i c k s o n , Albany, the Illustrated Neu's for June 30th. How has it for sale. It is a supurb number of this matchless paper. Tho removal in England of the compulsory penny stamps up­ on newspapers, lias produced a revolution among them. An immense number of new cheap papers have sprung into existence in London and some of tho Provincial towns, and a reduction of price, equal to the remov­ ed tax, has taken place with the high priced papers. The most remarkable change in the London Press is that of the Illustrated News, which has reduced its price to a penny, and doub­ led its size and the number of its engrav­ ings. The number before us contains nine- s i x large columns, th irty-five engravings, many of tbem very large and valuable, and an immense amount of varied reading mat­ ter. All this is afforded to the American reader a t the low price of 25 cents. W e are surprised that a larger number of copies is not taken in this city. Such a publication is valuable far beyond the price charged for it. The N. Y . Daily News is hereafter, like the Herald, to he printed every day in tho year except January' 2d and July 5th. It is afforded at one cent per copy, and is dear a t that. Baptist Ministerial Union, re­ ports an endowment fund of $55,000, and a prospective fund of 25,000. Five years ago the “ Union” began without funds. Hon. Roswell Burrough, of Albion, was elected President o f the Union in place of Friend Humphrey. Rev. Mr. Scott, and Charles Dutton, Esq., were elected Trustees of the Union. Mr. J. B. Jones, of the Cherokee Mis­ sion, is to be ordained next Sunday evening at the first Baptist Church, Rochester. Ser­ mon by Rev. Dr. William sof New York. Hon. Henry Wilson loft Massachu­ setts on Monday, to attend the Anti Nebraska State Convention to be held at Indianapolis, Indiana, on the 14th. The bulk of the Ohio wool clip this season has been sold, and it is estimated that wool growers of the State have realized $5,- 000,000 cash from this valuable raw mate­ rial. C ensus I tem s . — Schenectady contains a population of 8363— a decrease of 550 since 1850. But the Cabinet explains that since that time, considerable portions of tlie 3d and 4th Wards have been attached to the towns of Niskayuna and Rotterdam ; but for which, it thinks,a slight increase of pop­ ulation would be shown. The population of Utica is over 22,000— a handsome increase; but the population of the other towns of Oneida have generally decreased. Syracuse is found to contain 25,085 inhab­ itants— an increase of 2.815 since 1850, when it was 22,270. C a u s e f o r S y m p a t h y . — The telegraphic item published a few days since, stating that the grounds of Thomas Winans, of Balti­ more, were illuminated in consequence of the recent success of the Russians, has excited considerable remark, aud very naturally it is queried what was the reason ? The De­ troit Advertiser furnishes the following: “ Mr. Thomas Winans was many years in Russia, as an Assistant Engineer with Col. Whistler, and acquired there a fortune of $2,000,000. He now owns and lives upon a magnificent estate of six acres in tlie heart of the city of Baltimore. He is an exten­ sive builder of Locomotives, and had, as it was stated, a subsisting contract with the late Emperor for several hundred Locomo­ tives ^amounting inall to $5,000,000. Hence, of course, his personal satisfaction, at an event which he probably deems _onclusive c of the ultimate triumph of Russia. THE MILITARY. Auburn, Ju ly 12th, 1855. Editor o f Auburn Daily American: SrR— An article which appeared in. the columns of your paper July 5th, under the head of military, deserves comment and de­ mands correction. It is obvious that the author, whoever he is, is not -thoroughly posted in regard to liis- subject, or he would not have given the whole credit for the present prosperity of the forty-ninth Regiment, and our fine mili­ tary display on the Fourth, to Brigadier Gen. Segoine. I would not detract from Gen. Segoine-one particle of the honor due him, but would render honor to whom hon­ or is due. Now, I pretend to know some­ thing of matters connected with the forty- ninth Regiment.but I have yet to learn what assistance has heen rendered by Gen. Se­ goine, in the formation of any one of the new companies which have been organized within the past year, and which constitute a great part of the Brigade. The W illard Guards, which has heen lately organized,was projected by the present Commandant, Cap­ tain Dodge, without the knowledge, and consequently without the assistance of Gen. S . ; through the energy of Capt. Dodge and his officers and members, this company has become what it is— second to none in the Regiment or Brigade; and for its enviable position, the members are indebted to no one outside its ranks. The Auburn Flying Artillery had its ori­ gin among a few young men of our city, and its organization was accomplished through their energy and without the assistance of any officer of the Brigade, except Capt. T. J. Kennedy, who resigned his commission as Major to take command of the company.— The only assistance received outside the ranks, was rendered by Col. Jenkins and Lieut. Col. Carpenter. The present flatter­ ing condition of the company, is the result of the labors of Capt. Kennedy and the members. The Auburn Guards, receiving an impe­ tus, entered into a competition, and the ranks have been filled through the exertions of its members. The Cadets reorganized themselves.— And the present prosperity of the forty- ninth Regiment has been brought about on­ ly through the exertions of the officers and members of the several companies which constitute the greatest part of it. Gen. S. has not,’ however, been inactive— through his exertions the Shiel Guards were organ­ ized. This company consists of Irish Roman Catholics, and is the General’s pet company, and the only one in which he has .taken any apparent interest. I give him all the honor arising from the forming of this most ex- celent company. Those who know Gen. Segoine know that he has ever been an open and bitter oppo­ nent of the American Part}’. His princi­ ples have been and are avowedly Anti Amer­ ican ; he had no scruples against forming a company composed wholly of Roman Cath­ olic Foreigners; but a company composed of Americans, or as he terms them, Know Noth­ ings, would be made the object of his espec­ ial hatred. Since the organization of his Staff, Gen. S. has not heen instrumental in the organization of any company in the Regi- .ment, or ( if I mistake not) in the Brigade, save the Shiel Guards. W hile we award Gen. S. all the honor due him, let ns bestow praise in this matter where it is due, viz : upon the officers and members of the sevoftal companies who have expended money, ti.me and labor to place the forty-ninth Regiment on an equality with any other in the country. A C ase of S h a r p P r a c t ic e . —The Chica­ go Democrat tells the following story of a well-known member of the Erie county Bar, of which wo may say, with the Italians, that, “ if it is not true it is well imagined.” The gentleman alluded to can well afford to have the story told upon him, now: “ W e have read of many instances of sharp practice on the part of ‘gentlemen of the Bar,’ but none goes ahead of one we heard related the other day. when J. C— s, now a prominent member of the profession in Western New York, first went to Loekport, he had a case involving the title or posses­ sion of a house and lot. When he came in­ to court lie found that his whole dependence was on the testimony of the tenant who oc­ cupied the house— one Solomon Green.— Green was called to.the stand. The oppo­ site counsel objected to him: The objection was argued-and sustained, and C. was ap­ parently floored. A bright idea struck him, however, lie beckoned to his clerk, La- monte, who is also now a prominent mem­ ber of the Bar of Western New York. He came. 0 . whispered in his ear a few mo­ ments, when lie and Green were seen to leave the court room together. Now for the next move. Time must be killed. C. com­ menced a speech. He spoke on. The Court frowned, the opposite counsel objected, the jury became indignant and the audience im­ patient. A ll agreed that CL was making a fool of himself. An hour passed. Ever and anon the opposite counsel would pop up and object to his proceeding farther. O. argued the points, which were invariably decided against him. The Court house door opens. Lamonte and Green enter. 0. with well- expressed indignation at being constantly overruled, took his seat. The Court in­ quires : ‘Have you any other witnesses to offer, Mr. C. ?’ ‘Yes, sir.’ Solomon Green was called up. Up jumped the opposite counsel. ‘M ay it please the Court, this is tiie witness that has just heen rejected. It is almost a contempt to bring him on the stand again.’ Mr. C.—‘Never mind. Mr, Green, do you reside in th a t house ?’ ‘No, sir, I have ju st moved.'1 A shout from Bar and audience rewarded the e'ever ruse of the counsellor. The disqualification of his wit­ ness had been removed, lie gained his case, and, it is recorded, the business of his office doubled in less that three months thereaf­ ter.” A story is going.the rounds of the papers of a merchant in New York, who, when first married, told his wife, that for every scion she produced he would place at her disposal $3,000. After a lapse of years he failed, and upon informing his wife his em­ barrassments, she quickly placed in his hands bonds to the amount o f $30,000, as products of her industry, remarking at the same time, “You see, Charles, that 1 have not been idle, and if yOu had' heen half as industrious as your brother over the way, I should now have $60,000. Some person offers girls the follow­ ing advice. Never marry a man until you have seen him eat. Let the candidate- for your hand pass through the ordeal of eating soft boiled eggs. I f he can do it and leave the table spread, and napkin, and his shirt unspotted— take him. T r y him next with a spare-rib. I f he can accomplish this feat without putting out one of his own eyes, or pitching the bones into your lap, name the wedding-day a t once; he w ill do to tie to. A Dane named Williams, just re­ turned from California and married three weeks to a sixteen year old girl, on Thurs­ day, fired by rum and jealousy, attempted to kill his young wife w ith a pistol. The parties lived in Oak street, New York. He was arrested, after firing one barrel of his revolver, and hurting the woman badly. J^tST’The Albanians are in a bad “fix.” — The hydrant water is not fit to drink, and the gas wont burn. They pay enough for both to have both of the first quality. The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser is employing its leisure in these hot dog- days, to prove that G e o r g e W a s h ing t o n was a profane swearer! A profitable em- ! ployment, truly! j P a in f u l , but F u n ny — In Detroit, on the I 4th, Gen. Cass was requested to introduce I the Orator of the day, which he did in a speech twice as long as the Oration itself.— Albany Atlas. That speech was both Cassy and Gasey. O bituary . — Mrs. Margaret Cameron, aged 1102 years, and Mrs. Bethuna Steward, aged * 101 years, died in Burlington county, New Jersey, daring last June. Died, a t Fitzwilliam, N . H., on the 14th ult.. Captain Nathan Smith, formerly ofi Lexington, Mass., the last Revolutionary 1 I pensioner in Cheshire county, aged ninety- one years. , DEATH OF JAMES M. FRENCH. The Albany Alias of yesterday announces the death of J ames M. F r e n c h , of that city, and pays to his memory the following truth­ ful and beautiful tribute: Last evening, after a long and painful disease,through which he had struggled with patient heroism, J a m e s , M. F r e n c h died ;— and with him perished as noble a heart as ever lived, and all the many unnamed hut never forgotten qualities that attach the strong love and deep respect of friends. Mr. French was born in this city, gradua­ ted at Williams College, studied law with his relative, James McGown.then Recorder of Albany, and in 1842, became connected with the Atlas, as editor and publisher. He was in the same year, a candidate for Con­ gress, in a contest in which the Hon. Dan­ iel D. Barnard, his competitor, was re-elect­ ed. Mr. French relinquisheu his connection with the Atlas, in Sept. 1846, and went in­ to mercantile business. An insidious, aud at last fatal disease, incapaciated him for any' severe labor, and compelled him for a sea­ son to seek a mitigation of his sufferings In a milder climate. He returned a confirmed invalid. He was appointed Pension Agent in 1854, and has continued to discharge his duties, until the fatal prostration of his last sickness. Through many years of great bodily suf­ fering and weakness, and amid discourage­ ments that would alone have depressed less buoyant hearts, he bore up with such a cheerful courage as to excite the admiration and wonder of all who knew him. It was his duty to live ; and he confronted disease with such undaunted firmness as to win some years of life out of the bitter struggle with Death. The battle of life has but one close, and his has ended Jas all others m u st; but there are few who have comported them­ selves in the final struggle with such mar­ tyr patience and heroic courage. But in the last scene, as in all others, his life was not made up for the public eye— None could appreciate liis fine heart, liis del­ icate sensibility, his honorable purposes, his generosity, his geniality, and the love and devotion that spread through his household like a blessed halo, except those who knew him closely, and were drawn within the cir­ cle of his attractive sympathies. Nor will these ever forget him ! He nev­ er lost a friend in his life time, and the dis­ tance which this mortal calamity places be­ tween him and his friends and companions, now, is more brief than the time passed in the communion of friendship,which they will henceforth recall only in memory. THE ADVERTISER AND THE PRISQN. State Census. We are awaiting the census returns of this State with much interest. I f we mistake not, the increase of urban population and the decrease in rural districts, will be the most note-worthy features' Why New York cities grow larger, while New York farmers grow smaller in numbers, it were well for her statesmen and citizens to enquire and understand. There should be an increase of farm and garden operatives equal at least to the increase of consumers in all commercial and manufacturing towns, instead of a de­ crease. The withdrawal of agricultural laborers cannot be ascribed to the want of good home markets, for our farmers have the best in the world. W h y, then is the soil of the most populous State in the Union being more neglected now than it was ten or fifteen years ago? W e have often called attention to the fact that land in the valley of the Hudson known to produce from 20 to 30 bushels of wheat per acre at the time of the Revolution and down to the commencement of tlie present century, yielded, according to tlie State census of 1845, only from 6 to 9 bushels per acre. In the best grazing districts in the central part of the State and Southern counties the annual yield of grass for pasturage and hay shows a falling off ahout as great as is indicated by the above figures relating to wheat. In short, the so-called improved lands of this old Com­ monwealth, having parted with a large share of its elements of fertility, does not reward the labor of the husbandman so liberally as do the virgin soils of the W est. Hence, New York farms grow larger from year to year, and have fewer men, women and children to the square mile residing upon them. Gard­ ening in the immediate neighborhood o f cities furnishes an exception to the decrease of rural population. Persons so employed, are more urban than rural in their associations. — Rochester American. Correspondence of the N e w a rk D a ily Advertises. Affairs in Romo. R o m e , June 7. There is no prospect of a composition of the difference between the Courts of Rome and Naples, touching the Jesuits. The Pope’s special ambassador will probably soon return without having brought the in­ censed king to terms. It is whispered in well informed quarters, that French diplo­ macy fosters the controversy ; and it js cer­ tain that the French Legations are at least Jesuitical. In Naples the members of tlie Society of Jesuits wear the French badge of the order, while here they display the Italian— true to the instinct of being all things to all men. Though tiie Gallic garri­ son is the only physical security' of the Pa­ pal government against the people, it is wor­ thy of remark that its moral influence is un­ dermining its future; for nothing is more certain than that the presence of this body of free-talking Frenchmen has promoted the diffusion of heretical notions, and encouraged a bolder expression of them. The stirring political topics of the day are now discuss­ ed in tbs cafes, and in private circles, with remarkable freedom. One of the best in­ formed Romans assured me this morning that he had never known such unanimity and boldness of sentiment among his coun­ trymen as exists at this moment, though he deprecates any premature manifestation of it. The more considerate feel that the time has not come for another movement. They hope for the time to come, when France and England will interpose to divorce the Church from the State, and secure for the people of the Roman States a better Government. T h e H ango A f f a i r . — The British ac­ counts of the Hango massacre yvere greatly exaggerated. Instead of the whole crew of the boat being murdered, as was at first stated, it turns out that, all the officers on board and some of the men are alive and were made prisoners. Though the boat went in with a flag of truce flying, yet its bot­ tom was full of muskets, and tbe crew were busily engaged sounding from the ship to the shore. A good deal of wrath has there­ fore been uselessly expended on the part of the press and the people of England. The last number of Punch is full of Hango.— The principal engraving of the last number is illustrative of “Russian Savages prepar­ ing to receive a flag of Truce.” A boat is seen approaching the shore with the white signal floating. Behind a wooden parapet a lot of ugly looking fellows are ensconced, all armed to the teeth, and above it stands the commanding officer, with a grinning deaths’ head on his shoulders, beckoning in the boat. C o u r t o f A p p e a l s . — W e are authorized to state that Judge B o g g l e s , of the Court of Appeals, in consequence of ill health, in­ tends to vacate his office, when the cases al­ ready argued before him shall have been de­ cided; and that his resignation will take place in time to allow the vacancy to be filled a t the coming election .—Albany Atlas. This resignation will add to the interest and importance of the approaching elec­ tion. Hon Martin Van Buren and Son returned home in the Pacific, and arc now in New York, at the residence of Mr. John Van Buren. S t . C h a r l e s H o t e l . — W e consider we do a good deed in directing the public atten­ tion to this excellent hotel. The proprietor is an experienced caterer, and don’t know what it is tobe behind his competitors in ex cellent and thorough management. Especi­ ally do we feel like complimenting liis gen­ tlemanly— and, by the way, good looking clerk, C h a r l e s B. G r e e n , who combines all the good qualities requisite for his station, and spares no pains to do all in his power to please, and no guest o f the house w ill ev­ er forget the kindness of Charley Green.— The steward, Mr. Compton, also, by his ex­ cellent management, has advanced the repu­ tation o f the table to par at least with any in the city. The traveler w ill always find a pleasant home and the best of fare at the St. Charles.— Syracuse Journal. W e most cheerfully endorse this “ first rate notice” o f a first rate Hotel. The few mild and plainly -spoken truths that we took occasion to publish on Thurs­ day in relation to Auburn Prison matters, seem to'have touched a tender spot. W e were actuated by tlie benevolence that leads a physician to apply caustic to a gaping wound. W e find, a las! that w e have not been so successful in our experiment in eautcral surgery as we fondly hoped to be. Instead of healing we have actually aggravated the wound' This result is deplorable,for during dog-days there is much danger to he appre­ hended from mortification in such cases.— Indeed, we are convinced, from the state our friend and neighbor of the Advertiser showed himself to be in last evening, that mortification has already taken place. Still, .we hope for the best, and as a last resort, can only continue to apply our newly sharpened caustic pencil to the rank­ ling sore. W e said on Thursday that the Advertiser and its clique were “ galled to the bone and stung to the quick because a Whig Board of Inspectors retained in office an Old Hunker Democrat.” We needed no proof o f the re­ mark, for its truth was obvious; neverthe­ less, the editorial whine the Advertiser in­ dulged in y'esterday amounted to full and sat­ isfactory corroborative evidence that we were correct. And such up-hill w ork as its intended reply to what we said amounts to, we have scarcely ever before met with. It reminds us of the cruel labor old whats-name was con­ demned to (what was his name ?)— to roll a monstrous store nearly to the top of a hill, but never to succeed in getting it quite up. The Advertiser says the A m e r i c a n is in the “ highest possible glee at the retention of Col. L e w i s . ” Now, this is a mistake.— W e feel no “glee” whatever. The Board of Inspectors, a majority of whom are Whigs, and belong to the party the Advertiser was ranked with prior to its crim con with the Democracy last Spring, saw fit to retain the Col. upon the ground of his faithfulness and capacity as Agent of the Prison. Upon such grounds it was right to retain him, and we rejoiced calmly in view of the fact that right reigned paramount to clique dictation and mercenary partizanship. Looking only to the best interests of the State and the People thereof, we considered ourselves enti­ tled to be satisfied with the result. Besides, the Advertiser should not blame us for ap­ proving of an act sanctioned by the votes of officials of the W hig party— to which or­ ganization it claims to belong— for we do not profess to.“try.in in that company.” W e j should have been precisely as well pleased if any other good apd capable man had heen thus rewarded for faithfulness and capacity. Col. L ewis is not a friend of our’s, not a member of our party, and our personal ac­ quaintance with him is very slight indeed. Like the high-minded member of the politi­ cal majority of the Board of Inspectors whose firmness prevented the Col’s removal, we regard him only as an experienced and capable officer, under whose executive man­ agement the Prison is doing all that can be expected of it. W e cannot expect the Ad­ vertiser to look upon t.he matter from so dis­ interested a point o f vision. Neither can we reasonably suppose it capable of properly appreciating our motives in the premises;— but that is not our fault, we beg to he per­ mitted to say. The Advertiser once more accuses the “Old Hunkers” and “Know Nothings” with “insulting the whigs of this city” by saying that they (the Whigs aforesaid,) have got no “ men in their party that can he trusted with the management of the Prison.” This is not fair. Neither “ Hunkers” nor “Know Nothings” are represented in the Board, un­ less Dr. C l a r k is a “ Hunker.” It is the ac­ tion of the Board, a majority of which is Whig, which constitutes the “ insult” the Advertiser complains of. Let it cast blame, if there is any, where it belongs. Our testy neighbor bandies about the name of Mr. K i r k p a t r i c k , one of the W h ig members of the Board, in its attempted rejoinder to ns. This was unnecessary and unwarranted, for we did not mention that gentleman’s name. It accuses us of complimenting him, and thinks he will regard our compliment as an insult. W e beg to say to the Advertiser , that we deem Mr. K i r k p a t r i c k to be a gen­ tleman of good sense, and that he is an of­ ficer abundantly able to discharge what he conceives to be his duty as a public servant, independently of the cajolery, threats or dic­ tation of that journal and its friends. W e are impressed with the belief that this fact has been forced upon the mind of the Editor of the Advertiser in a somewhat unmistakable manner. W e are also inclined to think that the Advertiser will not “ make its expenses” by cudgelling Mr. K i r k p a t r i c k over our shoulders, or in any other way. “The American says that the charges that were preferred against Gen. F o s h a y , the W hig Deputy Agent, “ did not emanate from his political opponents, hut from Whig con­ tractors in the Prison.” This, we are in­ formed from good authority, is a falsehood.” W e are somewhat curious to get a sight at this “good authority” in evidence that we uttered a falsehood. As the Advertiser is in the mood to expatiate upon “Prison matters,” perhaps it will undertake to make good its offensive charge. We reckon it Would he just such a task as old whats-name was condemned to, (by tbe w a y ! his name was Sysiphus,) and would scarcely “pay.” “A. J . J ohnson , Esq., the Whig Clerk of the Prison, also comes in for a thrust from the Know Nothing Organ,which shows that Col. L e w i s has its sympathy in his discour­ teous conduct towards that gentleman, and tlie embarrassments lie^has thrown in his way, since he entered upon liis duties as Clerk.” The “embarrassments” under which Mr. J o h n s o n labors are those of notorious and palpable incompetency. The Advertiser dare not, in the face of well ascertained facts, de­ fend that gentleman as an able or compe­ tent officer.' “ W e hope the American, the Know Noth­ ings generally and the Old Hunkers will continue tlieir labors in favor of Col. L e w i s , for we believe they are doing the Whigs an essential service.” — No.necessity for their continuing any such “labors,” Sir, even if they had ever commenced them. The Board of Inspectors, a majority of whom, you will please to rec­ ollect, arc Whigs, relieve them from the re­ motest necessity of such an occupation, b y voting to retain the Col. in the place they say he fills acceptably. “ L a g e r B i e r ” — A German has heen tried and convicted for selling “lager bier” in Poughkeepsie. During the trial a number of German physicians swore that this drink was not intoxicating. One swore that he had drank twenty glasses at a sitting and felt no effect from the imbibation ; but one Christian Clause capped the climax, in testi­ fying of its harmless character b y saying that he had swallowed sixty pint tumblers fu ll within twelve hours without getting drunk! He was a small man, and his statement called out a hearty laugh from the court, jury and spectators. No wonder ihe defendant was convicted after that 1 Hon. H e n r y W ilso n , o f Mass., ad­ dressed a thin hut enthusiastic audience a t Cincinnati on the evening of the 12th inst. He was introduced to the persons present by Senator C ha s e , who made a brief speech.

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