Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 30, 1851, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 30, 1851 Page 3
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Ow WMhlnglon Correspondence. Washington, May 25, 1351. JIfr. Secretary Coririn, his Fees and Movements?The lute Awards by the Board of Commissioner?, Ijrc Mr. Secretary Corwiu will leave for Ohio next Wednesday. He may, or he may not, eome back. The beet interest! of the country and of the whig party can well spare him and his style of adminis tering tho Treasury Department. His interest in the Mexican claims has yielded him, in a lump, $78,000?a fortune for an Ohio froesoil politician, which he, a year since, hardly dreamed of. lie can How be at his ease, if he will, in Ohio, without mo lestation or hindrance, at least until Congress shall raise a committee of investigation, and authorize it to send for persons and papers relative to the awards Upon the Mexican claims, und the payment of tho same to principals, agents, and co'tnsolhsas. The story is true that Mr. Corwin threw up his ? contingent fee of only $2,000, in the Florida olaims, at the time he wanted to go into the Treasury De partment. The agents for those claims wished to retain him, and did not want him to go into the cabinet; but when he found he could sell out his interest in the Mexican claims, as counsel, &c., for all of seventy thousand dollars, and yot go into tho Treasury .Department, he got on his nigh horse relative to his paltry fee in the matter of tho Flo rida claima, and cavorted before Senators at a great xutc. lie swore he would be released in the matter. And so he was released, in writing, ho released his employers, and they released him. Now, if it should so happen that the Florida claims are just, and ought to be paid, under our treaty stipulations and obligations, and that the Mexican claims, for which Mr. Corwin was inte rested more deeply, were, for the most part, spu rious and rotten, and ought not to have been paid, what will be thought of Mr. Corwiu's disinterested patriotism in the matter 1 One of thm Mexican claimants?Dr. Gardner, a dentist?setVs damages, 1 learn, at $1,600,000. He received of the banker, Corcoran, some $12,000, more or less, in advance, to enable him to resid) here while the commission should hold its session, and to procure his vouchers in Mexioo. For his advances, whatover they amounted to, Mr. Corco ran received, as an award from the Board, some $X\07,000, and Dr. Gardner some $300,(KM). Dr. Gardner was the agent of Mr. John If. Mecrs' claim. The claims of both these geutlemou were endorsed by the sume Mexican alcalde. The award upon Mr. Meera' claim, by the Board, was upwards of $100,000. It may be all right; but still, as there are reliable persons in this city who knew Air. Aleers well for a long time in Alexico, and never knew him to be worth $500 iu the world, jteople will talk about the large award made to him l>y the Board. t Another award is thus spoken of:?In 1331 a man owned a house iu Matamoras, not worth $5,000. He borrowed money?more than the house was Worth?and gave a mortgage on the house as secu rity, with a stipulation that if he did not refund the money borrowed in a given time, the house was to go into the ownership of his Mexican creditor, lie never refunded the money and so lost t,he own ership of his house- In 1837, when Santa Anna's iroops were returning home from Texas, they found the nonse in Matainnras, referred to, empty, and took possession of and occupied it. And for this the old American owner of the aforesaid house, although the property in the house had legally and equitably trussed out of his possistion, brought his claim for dumagu before the Board, aud the Board allowed him over $100,000 ! . So wo go. 1 received this information frout a gentleman who ?examined the paj ers in the case, aud who has been a resident in Mexico. Wamiinutov, May 2S, lriil. lull mints of the Cabinet?Mr, I Webster's Hufd'o Bpttch?California Titles, Sfc., fyr. Mr. Webster is expected at the State Department <n Saturday, and until he arrive", there will uot bo much done of importance lure. Mr. Coiwin leaves for Ohio some time this week, to attend to his private affair.- and recruit hi-' health, Mr. Hodge, the efficient and able Assistant Secre tary, will act as Secretary during Lis absence. The great speech of Mr. Webster, at Buffalo, is praised by men of all parties here, except ab ilition ists- It is a manly, frank and able exposition oftho position which he has taken upon the compromise measures; and, whilst it proves that Mr. Webster it Con-istcnt upon the slavery question, it at tho sumo time gives the best evidence to tho South, that tho Compromises of the constitution are safe in his hands. No Southerner can believe a Northern maa who makes professions of his great love for the "pe culiar institution" of that portion of the Union. A Nortbcyi man with Southern principle, is a man with tu> principle at all?a tnon wh i, like V an Ki ren. is ready at any moment to take the lidj where he thinks his iuterest will bo benefited. But what the i-ci'ple oftho South require iq that thecoinpro rniscs Ot the constitution shall bo respocted? that their rights to their slaves shall not bo c;.lled in question by other States, who have as mu"h to do with it as the Kmperor of Hmsii, and that the clau.-e of the constitution, and the i-nacttnenti of ( ongrcs- for the protection of their property, shall not V>e set at nought. Mr. Web-tor h.i- boldly tai l unequivocally slated his views, and pledged hini'elf to Carry out those views. 1 :p n the broad platform of the constitution and the compromise uica-u:v' be has planted himself, and, link o, swim, he wilt abide by it. '1 here is nothing new in ail this. When, last year, in the Senate of the I nitcd States, in lii" e of a hostile public opinion, not only in his 0 rn Mate, but throughout u large portion of tho North, he doclared his love for the constitution and for the preservation of the Union tube aboveall merely |eisouul considerations, lie stool before the whole country and the ? ivili/i d world a* a gieat and a nohfc patriot. JSelo by sid i with Clay, Cnss, Douglass, Cooper, and those other pv tiiots who, for the while, forgot party, in their struggle for the preservation ot tho I jion, he then proclaimed his sentiments, which, ut U.iiT.tlo, he hai reiterated. In Mr. Webster's case it require I even greater courage to c nno forward as he did, than in that of perhaps, any other man. Coming from a Mate where such principles as Sumner and OarHsou entertain, find deep root, he had no per- j aonal advancement t? look to in stepping Into the , bicach. But as an American, and as a i American nloi.c, be forgot his own safety, and thought bat of Lis country. A* ha* lucn said truly of Henry Clay, *n can | It be aaid of Itaniel Webster, that the 1'rcsideucj ran add po additional honor to bis name. Ifothof these (uiinetitand putrio ic state.iuon will live iu history ami in the hearts of thoir countrymin, 1 1 ig utter the wry MUM of many a Presi I forgotten It may !>?' that the p. ople of tlie I ni:< <1 Mat< " will elect Webber to the !'r? id-ney; bit J should tbey do so, n i risw a ( hnm gist rate ?? he Would make, thai period in his ltf??, I alien, froui,ainid the excitement of f.i latieism, snd tb* turu'oil of sectional contention*, he ro:-o supe rior to all other consideration*, a.- a patriot and i?n Amcriean, and helped to spread pcaoe through out the confcderney, would still he regarded na tho culuiinaiipg point of hi* history, beyond which no thing rouid raise him higher in the ostimatieu of hit country. The Board of Commissioner* to Investigate Cali fornia land titles will, it is supp >?ed, immediately organise in this city. 11. 11. liroen. Esq , is spoksu of for solicitor of tho board, and i is understood that Itr. Davis, formerly of the ariny, has been tendered the secretaryship After the organization, thosocretarv and solicitor will, probably, have to proceed to Mexico, and collect all the Information, data, and papers, bearing upon the California titles, so as to enable the hoard to commence their labors with a knowledge of the subject! which will coinn before them. The dissatisfaction which the proceeding* of tba rcient heard on Mexican claim" his caused, will operate unfavorably as (regards th pvssago of a measure for the establishment ol a boaid of ac counts, by the next ( ongress. Oar Southern ( orrrspnmlrnrs. Nr.vv OkUivs May If, 1831. yliiwirrrsirri/of tin Rattle of t 'drr/rn'M?MiMsissifi'i Cmnlrtuti<m >l I'lmernttm, tfr. 1 perceive that my last t< ininuniration by tho steamship t'nlnn, Hid not reaeh you. This eom"S of sending letter* by private hand; and no doubt rone traveller has got still got my letter aafvly concealed in one of hi* pockets, and will probably /ii d out, on his arrival at the World's Fair, that he forgot all about it I am perfectly utisfied, how ever, for I knew better at the time, and return my compliment* to the unknown gentleman for his goodness, at least, in having condescended to take such good ear# of the package, it is a great bore, at all events, which should not be imposed on lawengrrs, who cannot he blamed for short tnrmoriv*. I could not well help it at the time. I'nt only catch tns at it agnin? that's all. The M booming of cannon early this morning, ftartled our citlwna from their slumbers, and many, oenfused, and not fully awakened from their drraus, imagined, at first, that they might have slept on until the Uh of July; but that war a ?? winhle" which a little cold water root |i*p -lied Inquiry, however, developed that it wu in honor of the anniversary of a great fooght battle. But the people said (he battle of the Rosacea de la Palina was fought on the 9th, and not on the 19th of May, and that they knew of no great battle which had been fought on that day. Then stepped forth a dark looking, fierce, moustachioed individual, who had been standing at the cannon's mouth, and pro. claimed that it was the anniversary of the battle of Cardenas, in which the Filibusteros oapturcd that celebrated town, and drove the tyrants into the bush; but finding that they wouldn't stay bushed, they took to water, and put for Key West, where they arrived by the skin of their teeth, just in time to escape capture from the Pizarro. Another salvo of artillery was fired at noon, und a third is to be fired ut night, when, it is said, a grand torch-light procession will take place. The gutters up of this affair are said to be a few of tho straggling soldiery, who, ever since they saved their neefcs, have been hangiug around our city, busily engaged in doing nothing. It is also said that a preliminary meeting was held ou Saturday night last. The election for delegate to the convention in Mississippi, to amend her constitution, will ootne .off on the first Monday in September. This election will be made the test question as to whether the Slain is in favor of disunion or not; and consequent ly great excitement now prevails in our sister State on this subject. If the couventioa is ompuscd of a majority of "Union delegates," then the secession candidate for Govecnor, General Quitman, will bo withdrawn. They try to beat Foote by running ?lacob Thompson, ana raising the cry of democracy. The whigs will be sure to vote for Foote as tho Union candidate. It is amusing to notice the shift ingsof their leuding men. For iuitanoe?if Jell'. Davis is asked if he is in faver of secession, he re plies, 1 am in favor ofa change in tho constitution; go for 39'; and if tho people waat to secede, why ho is willing; and if they dont, he isn't willing. But he is the people's man, und will do just as tii.-y say. Then thero is Mr. A. G. Brown; he, a yeur ago, was an out and out State rights secessionist, and now he is for the Union, or anything, almost, which the majority will go for. Thompson is hold ing back, to sec how things are going to work; und if the secessionists have no chance,, then he will run as a democratic unionist. Tho gumo will soon come off, and all eyes are now anxiously watching her. Parodi plays in "Luereiia Borgia" on Wednesday night, the 21st instant, and every seat in the house is already taken. It will be the greatest heat of the season, and the last of the stars who will be able to excite us again until next year. So we must all feed until then off of l'arodi's Lucrezia. MissCush riia 11 is playing at Nashville, and is te go to Louisville or St. Louis, on her way North. Orcheis. Memi'UIs, Tens., May 18,1851. The Navy Y'artl. Through an invitation received from passed Mid shipman Carter, I visited the Navy Yard, and I was really surprised at seeing so many improve ments going on. There arc now in operation, or I should have said, nearly completed, one of the largest rope walks in the world, being 1,475 feet in length,and llOin breadth, with si* boilers attached, and an engine of 100 horse power. The machinery is said to be superior to any thing that was ever manufactured in this country. Besides the rope walk, there is a large lierftp house- in progress, lime house, offices, und joiner shop, as well as store, and blacksmith shop. 1 found the workmen employed pulling down the remains of un enormous saw mill_, which has cost, so Coin. Shield* informed me, $50,000, and which was constructed so badly that its own weight i crushed the foundation. '1 he officers here?I allude to the nary officers?aro very efficient, and under ] the two elder ones, the workmen and labor pro grc-M faster than at any time since tho yard was I located. Visit the Navy Yard when you may, you will be almost certain to find Com. Shields, or the lirst lieutenant, superintending some work. Ciiaim.eston, May 22,1851. The South ami South Carolina Politics?Tlte Se.tson at Sullivan's Island?A II'reck? Hunting of Shark* und Itevil Fi-h?llt Oulside Passage? H'ibnington, N. C.? Tar, Turjwntinc. ami Coal ?Great Discovery?North Carolina Politics. Leave for the North to morrow. After nearly two months in the cotton country, and chiefly in active intercourse with the politicians and the people of South Carolina, it is a painful duty to Coufiss that our doubts of the stability of thisUuiou j have rather been confirmed than removed by the events, observations, and experience of this tour of infection. Parties all over the South are in a state of transition?new elements are being evolved out of the old?more sectional,lesa national, and more as a party for the Union and a party for a South ern confederacy, than as parties standing upon any of the old landmarks of whiggery and democracy. In Georgia, the lines aro distinctly drawn between tho Union and Southern rights. In Mississippi, the i-suo has been firmly joined. In Alabama, the old parties are sloughing off their old party uniforms, and aro at-suioiug tho new ones of Union or disunion. South Carolina, too, having declared herself de cidedly in favor of raising the direct issue for the action of tho South, ofseparate secession, there are same plausible facts before us challenging the gravest apprehensions. We have evidence enough t.< .-ntiffy the most sceptical, that if South Carohua secedes, she will inevitably involve the whole South iii her quarrel; and there is no alternative to the govcrriuiriit but to make the overt act of secession a cause of war. The late Southern Kights Conven tion baa givau renewed courage, and is leading to renewed effoits for tho organization of u great Southern confederacy part J, all over the Mate ; mid the prospect* of such n party, for this great re volutionary object, will very much influence tho action of the South < arolina legislature, next win ter. Them is nothing in the existing state of thingt?there is no reasonable prospect ot any com promises or concessions by tho North to Bout horn r'ghts, or Southern safety, or .Southern de mands. sufficient to lead to ar.y hope ofth* un conditional fuhroi* mnot South ( arolinh. The very best that can be expected is submission, with her aim still uj.litted, waiting only a hotter opportu l nity to strike. I Ror dor* it np pear, nor Jnn It b - mad to appear, I that there iianv prospect of South Carolina taking any jart at nil in the approaching presidential ' CMufaign. Tho more iuitn diate quo^lion ol-coe? ! sion intervenes. It that is tewpmariiy Milled hv I an armistice with the federal government, South Carolina can lie expected to interfere in the pr dentin! canvas* only so far as her policy may rug "ig toe election into tj ? Douse.' Mie will have no delegation in any Di gest the expediency of throwing tional patty convention ; she will have no party . nod, very likely, iio paper, in favor of any candi date ; hut she will stand off till the lists are enter ed, end watch her opportunity. Tb's, in the ovent she doc* not secede, hut what is to follow if the bu siness of subjugating houth ( arolina by a-m*. and j the business of elect nig a President of tho United j States, co ne off, tho one in tho spring, and tho . other in tho fall of tho same jcar, 18521 Can I oil her the one job or the other bo ao-omnHshc I' We ihail not only be without a I r.iou, but with out a retpon-ible government, or tho bayonet inui i J ilpr de in both ease*. 1852?a President of th Unite! Mates, and a President of France. I We hare six months grace?perhaps nine. A I j this ago of tho world, such a length ot'time is almost enough for anything. It may be suSoiea | for a temporary truce with Sunth ? arolina. Bu' we leave the M.ste, under tho fullest conviction th ?t the mn?.*?not a mere majority,.but tho in***? of the | ample of the Mate are fixedly opposed to a continuance in the I nion : that seceMion is not the last end alternative, but tho lirst desire, having be m mo associated with every consideration of do mestic *uf< ty, political independence, and local protperity. ?tn.i.tvAft'* i*t.a*tr?. With the thermometer at. fever heat in <'harlo* | ton, ?e took refugo last evening, in company with I many other visiters, over among the sea breoxes of Sullivan's Island The Moultrie House, under Captain .Taint* Paine, proprietor, nssistod by Mr. Charles Knisell, late of Philadelphia, ha* been for the last week enlivened by from one hundred to two or three hundred visiters per day. The Ten n? wee and Alabama dclegatino of the Atlantic and Memphis Hailrond Company, the French Consul, and Governor Johnson, and Governor Means, in addition to many other distinguished eitixoni of tho Mate, have been among the guests for the last few days The Kritish Consul, Mr. Mathew, and hi* beautiful and accompliahed lady, with their child and servants, seem to be located hero fur the summer. Mr. Matbew is a man of talent, education, and so ciety, and very popular among the South Cam ilnian*. and not altogether satwfi -d with sone of the recent, letters in the New York Hcrahi. Wo regret it; but. we firmly believe, for all that, that in the event of the secession of South Carolina, tho goierntnent of Croat Britain ha* her policy marked out, whether her Majesty's Consul for ( harleston be informed of it or not. Among sports of the water* of Charleston har bor are devil fishing and shark hunting. The devil fi?h la a monster, requiring a long description, ending with a long rat-like tail, to a flonnaerijh looking body; of (tom fifteen hundred to two thtrn sand pound* WrtgM The harbor abound* with shnrks. A t r th voting men, la.-t Satur day, after ? t i _? : if tV i rarea** af a horse, in nt 11 ' W kg ? ??. harpotn*, and ropes, it '' -ii. nou?ed *o r'n-wv*' a battls with the hi wolves, attracted from all di rection* to the bait, that in a few houri nine sharks were killed, six of whioh were towed to the wharf, ranging from nine to eleven feet nine inches in length. A little coasting vessel was wrecked yesterday, upon the beach of Sullivan's Island ; and the tnen, so far from deploring their loss, congratulated themselves on not being compelled to swim for the shore, for fear of not having the wind and bottom of a school of sharks. But au rrvoir to Sullivan's Island. Its fine ocean exposure, delicious scn-bree/es, and splendid beach, make it not only a desirable, but an almost indispensable ac quisition, as an occasional refuge from the tents tekrules of Carolina. NORTH CAROLINA. The night is occupied in the outside or sen route to Wilmington, North Carolina, where we arrive in the morning. The steamboat lauds its passen gers in the midst of a miscellaneous and inexhaust ablo mass of lumber. At the distance from the whurfcf a hundred yards or so, the shore rises abruptly into a high sand hill, on the summit of which is the liailruad Hotel; around it are a num ber of shops, Stc , with a space of several acres, covered over with barrels of pitch, tar, nsin, and turpentine, the great staples of the old North Slate, Wilmington being the great depot by railroad of the turpentine couiitry. The city proper lies over the ravine, below the railway station ; but the station and the steamboat lanuing afford the neces sary materials for a distinguishing description? lumber and turpentine. Wilmington, however, is destined to kecoino a place of some importance in the coal business :? North Carolina Coal Tmtld.?We learn that a load of coal from the Deep ltiver Mining Company, has been received at the extensive coach making estab liibmt utof&lr A. A. McKcthan, and there used in his forges. Ilis woikmen aro Northern men, and have used the I'eniisylvaula, Maryland, and Virginia coal, and pro nounce this to be superior to any ever used?so much so that they thiuk one and a-hall' bushels of this will go as l?r as two of tile Northern coal. Capt. McKetlian thinks the ooal can be hauled here, (the plank road running within 13 miles of the mine,) biid sold at a pro.1t. '1 liis is a gratifying result. Hurrah for that much.? N"tirtk Caro{\tnan. These mines arc in Chatham, the next county west of Rulcigh. A citizen informs us that there is no end to the supply?that a solid nia:-s of coa! has been found sixleon feet in depth, of superior quality, and easy of excavation. The railroad to .Raleigh, and the navigation of Cape Fear river, bring Wilmington at ouce within reach of tho mines; and in this epoch of steam, this coal trade must surely eclipse the turpentine. We suppose these coal treasures are of the same general vein as those at Richmond, Virginia; and it is possible they may extend into 6outh Carolina and around to a junction with the mines of Alabama. What a country! In politics. North Carolina appears to be asleep, us usual?ail quiet?loyal, and satisfied with the Union, without being saucy to her next neighbors. And with her immense resources in lumber, turpen tine, and stone coal, what shall prevent her troui waking up 1 tSlnill not a voice from Buncombe b? beard down among the piney woods'! iShiill not Clingman, frio trade, coal, and turpentine finally, prevail! Verily, towu lots will soon rise in Raleigh, and coal yards will blucken the sand hills of W il mington. * Make way for North Carolina! Our Baltimore Correspondence. . BiLTIMOSK, May 28. 1%1 Truly Bill titrce and Tow Mutray?Jlrrr.t oja Coon Itifeittr Kfiicojxil Connulion?Murdn Trial - Thr Ex change Simulation, 4-r. The trial of Thomas Richardson and George Robert son. on the charge of breaking into the Pell* Point t-avmgs institution, on the night of the 2d of June 18..0 wa. progressing rapidly at EllicottV, last evening before' the Howard District Court. At the former trial the jury were unable to agree, standing eight for conviction and four for acquittal; though the probability i. that they will agree on a verdict now, as there ia no doubt of the guilt o! the partiea. They are known to be old burglars, well knewn to the New fork police, oue of wh< in has heretofore- gone under the name of Bill Deroe. and the other Jack Murray, in the annals of crime I bey have new been confined nearly a year, already, awaiting trial, ltichardeou has been sick. and look* thinner, but Roger* look* hearty, aud they Iwth made a aiulTeXed to'cuT "r""C" U">r<' lhe Court- Th< ??? I N *w<yorkawa?lertBeh.imsWf L,TinK<ton from 1 In J. ..." . y,UnLl5r ?"<sted on the charge of pa*, ing , ouwterfeit note* on .. vera! p?raou*. lie ??. u**Q S&ft.Ssf"'" ??-? The sixty-third Annual Convention of the Protestant hp I.-copal Church o| the U1.ks.-w of Maryland w"ll c."? tnence in fat Paul * Church. (I?r tVy .tr. ) this morn ing and coot,..ue fi r three days aVeadi laiweuum I "nd i*' d' U**t,> ?'*?>? arrived ' M,T .l ?f George Mew.rt. f,r the murder of Thomas I Moody, wa* yesterday nan,red to the Howard District ^.lhr r",llimoro ?change, which eoat a', .lit i W??-^?he*umof tPoCls) 1, th< tb. uie of couver. 1 MidV. .r.?"?Ki thl Ci'y ,ni"c: "<"?>?- it ha. never ori.e |l ! ? i " J0 f",r1r,,,t to the stockholders, the pn< in consult r?-u a <1 one, cp^ially an thvre j to l?. a greater detorinination on the part of it. oeeu l'*nt??t to d- s.,t ,t now than ev r ThtKt aud'wi!" m"k" "'i-p''1"*1" flto revive it* f.wtunes and wi.l commence their operation* by making an offer f'-e 1,0,1 j" n ' 1 ll" i'u Wi?* for. post of. r. - J ut it i* to., much out of th, way f .r that purpose ;d,<""u;vwi" u,,,-r ..a i., p,the '"tMWtlng hen N>vw Mexico. NI'MURV IwMJUbAION?l>l<!?A-sk AMuSO TUB ... . I COOPS?TH It t.NPIAAs, K If. Irrom the 8t Lonlt (Mo ) RepuUican. May 18 1 The eomuiiotorer* to Pa-ate the boundary between fftCt^ i "ited States, wore on the Kio Uriu le nhJTt?V k1"* I)'1n Ana 1,n,J i'"1 deei,led to' ' m-rm-r stone six or seym mites below Don Ana v ?t , fTxT,'? N"W, " " d""* ?* ,h" wuny ?*r ant r i irn fc<\ t p to the yrr^ot tinn\ it h id fci u the policy not tn permit them to folk s or punish tb,. if. 2 "f,"' " ... I ll ",j a?, ss KsSTS'S'-Sfl ??SKS- ?*1" : ctB- 1 M mi h dark nijfht, aiiU in pawing oiri?r tbt' iti tun Mmlt an thrown Ooni M> h, w a,J' r"Tl7 1 W-- the com-mv wa. 1 ex-' I,Vof . ?ro,,nJ ti"- town, and I his U the Ihi tna/y * *' Ct the yiolatlon ?f I <J0*< slhouh had ^fergiyen entice .atisf.etion to ! : the hi it.ratli n . f li-irh M Smith a- Secretary of the : uTh l"-!I ^.rroeived with regret . by th. peiiglr " " W Mexico, with Wh-.III Mr Smith ha. a7 '1',n "tn r American I ?u,m srm'hs.'xs.S''jsks z :r',Mn tes1 Wdu is for'ri . K, " L*" ,n ,h- " nW "? ?W?k indl Ih n e ar L". K',l " It ?? sUle.l I .? iatore !. * ,k Un,ry W'n'r- B?IMate. foj the -ew Istnr. and they w. re euro of being eleeted Th. e were three In, he. snow in *.U|. ?> le vl.wi'i. -V, v'hL,r"0" "f w"?>n< ! to pi u bar- g 'd's 011 ' h, 'r w; t? ileatro. ; fn'im i'- 'ih ,h"7 1 n th" fl"u rrt"-I two mil-, rr.a. r tt'T.T 'n l ltTnM u,llM hy eompa*.; | . imartilje, tlwy obtained grass wood and r<id ??? ,ll w'.r' ?i. w of .htalning a le tter lide thrv h'". ?r: 1 *** nBd thIr,y to sixty yards "nd w,f? gallon of wate, in cmp. I 1 k . 1 T , " U ,h"1 "" roi t. eonld be obtained and th.^determined to make for the Arkansas a. fast a?>... in. Veen^tVo^ ,rriTfMBt th' rlr'r th.d, a?lm d. bar- ! ing lien tso day* without water. The last day the sa'ndL^'l .H? r*'rr dr,nk ,hry 'rav.die,| through ?n"el"{Ie ,Un" BUJ?b4j 10 drl0k tlM i'1"^ the On the 4th Ihey pa,w-d thlrly lodges of i beyenna In d':-.:?'?"'r ""ft" ^-rt Macks y N.xt d?7 ? Vort t" it, .ke r^TiflTVla t/ ? *??*'???*? asaemWed there, t amsnrhis i k. H'.ffmsn The t,ib,w were the of O.e rl^r. l7'.H"7. ^"h-hoe. ?'< ?as and Apache, I od?. a u . he^d'"* "f tb" riT'r crowded with la.filtil ? 1!.? ?* Uiles The principal chiefs of ah lull wen. fitting in eounctl in o.d KofTnaas tent p&i roTS "f r ^ 15* P'-?- h?" Ukrn and the i 's JI vJ-s /l*"1 ''th prwrt.'ncn and care. It I. or h k? .? ? Wrl1 "stl.flcd with him rm?. ?heM . ,v (,'"Tonnes sod Arrapahoe* will riyai t Hie treaty; the others will not Oil the ;ih they m.t the I nitPj 8tat*s mail In charge Of hl.sen at Dig Iiwlt'reek. On the loth they pa*s.,| t OWIlf atxt party nt l.,?t Pprinj Next day ih-y met tti^C: "a?!,5"^' " ,rBlnof "'*,y mSTI . v s. } 1,0 h*y mM w H M-sseryy on hi* hi! wal'VoT J' I!C?. 8"W 'MWIng. of 1ms Vegas. ?? bis ?*y to New Mexico, with a drove of COWS Reek A n7 Vm "f twenty flve wagons was at Willow p,,|?i iLfEftZHFS' "? T" nwn'r'Wpr'nnt knnwn '7th *!r Aw>**y ?TI?H ?t Independence In mnctswo dy* from 8anta fe; travelling from Cotton ? o, d to Independence In two day* and one hour?* .lis UMirft if two bundrM mil#n -?Vf. that Opt Calhoun had appointed D T 3S3f v ZLuW?Ztarr nr th" T"rttor7 ?? r> 1.1r*1** WM r,"?n<> ?? Mount IIoilv N J . last week by some workmen of I he Water Compaaj It I* LPrS^.Tb**'il Tb" "V that . farge num tbiWh? i- Uusrtrred tb-re durtag the revol.tlnu, wt'le the American tremp* occupied Topetoy, but no regular engagement occurred bet we* u them, though (hot* wctt < *.hanged how .ad thr*. The Rochester Rapping*?Singular State TO THE EDITOR OF THE ItEHALD. Ai y?u have, from (he beginning of tht rapping humbug, taken a just and honorable oourse to ex pose it, I am induced to lend you the following do position of Mrs. Norman Culrer, which torever settles the matter of the Rochester impostors. DEPOSITION OF MRS. NORMAN CULVER, taken at arcadia, n. v., ai?ril 17, 1S31.' I am, br marriage, a connection of tho Fox girU: their brother mamed my husband's sistpr. The girls h&vt been a great deal at uiy hoiwe, and for about two years I was a very sincere believer in tho rap pings; but some things which I saw wheu I was visiting the girls at Rochester, made me suspect that they were deceiving. 1 resolved to satisfy myself in some way; and some time afterwards 1 uiadc a proposition to Catherine to assist her in pro ducing the manifestations. 1 had a cousin visiting ine from Michigan, who was going to consult the spirits, and I told Catherine that if they intended to go to llctroit, it would bo a great thing for them to convince him; 1 also told her that if I could do anything to help her, I would do it cheerfully?that 1 should probably be able to answer all the ouestious he would ask, and 1 would

do it if she would show me how t0 make tho raps Mie said that as Margarctta was absent, she wanted somebody to help her, and that if 1 would btcomo a medium, she would explain it all to me. She said that when my cousin consulted the spirits, 1 must sit next to her, and touch her arm when the right letter ww called. I did so, and was able to answer nearly all the questions correotly. After 1 had helped her in this way a few times, she revealed to me thesecret. The rapsare produced with the toes. All the toes are used. After nearly a week's prac tice, with Catharine showing me how, 1 could pro duce them perfectly mysolf. At first it was very nurd work to do it. Catharine toldinc to warm my feet, or put them in warm water, and it would then be easier work to rap; she suid that she sometimes had to waim nor feet three or four times in the course of an evening. 1 found that hoating my feet did enable me to rap a great deal easier. 1 have sometimes produced a hundred and fifty raps in suc cession. 1 can rap with all the toes on both feet; it is most difficult to rap with the great toe. Catharine told me how to manage to answer the questions. She said it was generally easy enough to answer right if tho one who asked the questions called the alphabet. She said the reason why they asked people to write down several names on paper, and then point to them till the spirit rapped at the right one, was to give them a chance to watch the countenance and motions of the porson; and that in thnt way they could nearly always gaesa right. i*i u explained how they held uotvu and moved tables. (Mrs. Culver gave us some illustrations of the tricks.) She told me that all I should havo to do to make the raps heard on the table, would be to put my foot against the bottom of the table when I rapped, aud that when 1 wished to make the raps sound distant on the wall, 1 must make them louder, and direct my own eyes earnestly to the spot where 1 wished them to be heard. Mm said if 1 could put my foot against the bottom of the door, the raps would be heard on the top of the door. Catharine told me that when the committeo held their ankles in Rochester, the Hatch servant girl rapped with her knuckles, under the floor, from the cellar. The girl was instructed to rap whenever she heard their voices calling the spirits. Cathurine also showed me how they made tne sounds of sawing and planing boaids. ( l'hc whole trick was explained to us.) When I was at Rochester last January, Margaretta told me that when people insisted on seeing her feet and toes, she could produce a few rap?s witn her knee and ankle. Elizabeth I'ish (Mrs. I'ish's daughter), who now lives with her father, was the first ouo who pro duced theac raps. She accidentally discovered the way to make them, by playing with tier toes against the foot-board while m beu Catharine told me that the reason wiy Elizabeth went away west to live with her father, was because she was too con scientious to become a medium. The whole iccret was revealed to me. with the understanding that 1 should practise us a medium when the girls were away. I atparinc said that whenever I practised I hud better have my little girl at the table with me, and make folk." believe that she was the medium, for she sa d they would not suspect so young a child of any trick. After 1 had obtained tho whulo seciet, 1 plainly told Catharine that my only object was to find out how these tricks were done, and that 1 should never go any farther in this iuipo sition. Mie was very much frightened, and said she believed that ! meant to tell of it. and expose them : and if 1 did, she would swear it was a lie. t-lie wus so nervous nod excited that 1 had to sleep with uer that night. W hen sho was rue ting me how to be a mtdltun, she told in?? how frightened they u-cd to get in New York for fear somebody would detect tliem, nnd gave ine the wbolo history of all tho trick* they pitted upon the people there, s hi. nnd that once Margaretta fpoke aloud, and the whole part/ believed it wat? a spirit, v,- . . Mrs Norman Culver. Vt o hereby certify that .Mrs. Culver is one of the most reputable and intelligent ladies in tho town of Arcadia. We were present when she made the dwlosuri'8 contained in the above paper; we had heard the same from her before, and we cheerfully blur testimony that there caiiuot be the slightest doubt of the truth of the whole statement. C. (.?. Pomeroy, M. I). . , _ Kev. D. H. Chare. hate in my pqstcjsion other depositions from pctsoin residing in Rochester, who have been con fedciatei of the Fox girls in the rapping business, which, m duo time and form, will be made publio. I i.o icign of these impostors is nearly at an end, and the few editors who hate been the means of deceiving the public in relation to their real cha racter, will, J trust, have their reward in the deep indignation and icorn of those whose credulity has been abused. Pittsburgh, May 20. 1851. II. Brar.. [Krim the Rochester (N. \ .1 Deuio-rat. Slsy 27 ] The 8|ililtn?l llnmling on ? Ui ami Siralc? " oil A Thousand Dollar Ntvlnille. ('no of the grandest #cLouie* of swindling in th? ''spiritual" ilmkiA, cvei gut up, cim to light in this city yesterday, and bus boon the subject of in vestigation ut the police office this morning. Tbo parties are route rcspccMtble of the town of Brighton, whose name* appear a* wittu ssci in tbo report below, and one l-'ruocis Lambert and bi? wife, wbo have icaidcd in this city tome six year*. Lambert and hie wife are French people, and the l&ttor claims to be a "seventh" daughter, born witli h voil over her face, and fitted With tbo jowirof foretelling future eicnte. Wo have had noacionto no tee her operations before It was .-ha who fun i.-hrd it verdant youth, a few day* ainee, with a mineral n a to find gold upon a firm in Genesee county. She is a nrofeaaional fortune toller, but of l ite Laa engaged in tbe "spiritual'' burine ? for the t.urpo.-o o! digging treasure. 'I he parties who testify below, applied to this woman. rrnM week* rimo, for aid in finding fold laid to be buried on their faints in 'Brighton, riiie lie s been in the habit of going thither to a wheat lit Id, on one of the farm*, nnd there convening with .-] irita, who dire air d the digging wnieb ha- been carried on for several night*. it i- mid a hole aana thiity feet square and tiftecn feet deep haa been fcude by tkrse money d-pgirs. It will bo aero. I.y the testimony, that after Lam bfttand kit w.f,. bad obtain* d the ttl.iMK) in depo aita frt in Northrop, the digging ou hia farm was suspended, mid they made preparation* to leave for ( nriida. They vn? arrested last ? veiling at the in ding, just *.? they wore about 11 take the boat. 'I he money was recovered, and the accused lo?ig -d in in11 tin examination 'i lie parties apps arod In fore police justice Moore, this morning, und the following tostiinony waa vlieilod I? Bei jannn L. Northrop sworn ? Some timo since 1 went and mw this woman; asked her if there ?j( any money on our farm. She looked In a atone, a diamond, and told tue the e was. She said she could go and get it, and 1 offered bar one half. She said I mutt are her husband: 1 did so, and we agrcidtogo. We went out, aba looked around, nnd found where it whi. ."he said the spirits would talk to her if it was thcie. The first night they would not tsik, the second uigbt the spirits whistled, she uskid the spirits to s|s ok, aski d them if there was any motiry there, they an-w.-red ye*; have dug there six >r ?cvm nights; she Mked then now much tin-re t?nr, the spirit* said m et,e place threo bushels, in j another ri* bushels of gold ; the female spirits said I they would kill my horns. Mrs Lambert asked j the spirit if the money was good for the seventh i daughter, spirit said no, it was not good ; said 1 must raise one thousand dollars an i give it to her: L told hot to inquue of the spirit if notes deposited would be good; spirit answered her no, 1 must raise the cash, nnel it must, be h ft at her house and not put in her hand, as it would hill her dead. 1 raised the thousand dollnrs, and put it into bi r buieau. She was to rotnc on the m-xt, night and dig; aho did so some two or three times, when the said we must wait until the 2Hth of June. She said if we worked whrn the spirit talked it would kill. \Vm. ( onb sworn.?After Northrop had been on once or twice, 1 entered the company. The first ti ght i waa there and dug. she was not there: next night she said if spirit spoke it would be all right, there would be something then, if net, must give it up; hud been there but a minute or two wbeu there waa whistling like a (team ear whistle, and in the ground deep; she then asksd the spirit if there was any money there, and it said there was. She asked kow much: spirit said three hutheis silver in one i lace, sit bushel* (ilver in another place, and ten tiu-bel* of gold in another. A-ked the spirit who M at money wa* good for; spirit said for two; she tn'kcd in Latin to the spirit, and thespirit answered in Latin; she said that the spirit said Northrop must g'.v e us a dollar apiece for digging. Next night she ti id two of us to go dig before she eame; w.- did so, v hen the spirit whistled once boftvreshe eame: when he cam . she asked what bad been done; I told her 'be sptr t whistled again; she told us to he quiet, t ad tnca went to talking with the spirit again. 6h? asked it how long before she could have the money. The spirit said Tout weoks- This was about the 15th of tbis month. The spirit said Northrop must raise $1,000 She said he must leave it with her. I came down to see her at her house. She said Northrop must bring the $1,000 or giro up the business?she didn't care which. I told her-] it would be a risk to leave so much money with a stranger. She said "no danger." She said she would not lay her hands on it, as it would kill her. She told me that Northrop told me to come and see her. I told her he did not. She said he stood on an eminence higher than I ? did, called me to his house, and told me to go and see her. This was trne, and 1 believed with more confidence what she said. Next night we took the H, .000 and went there, together with Mr- Pierce. ! All three went in a room. .She said no one must see him leave it. We left him in u room so he could leave the money unseen. She said we must now leave the place where we had been digging, ! for four weeks. The spirit then told of another place where we weut anil dug. She said if we went to the old place the spirit would kill us. She told us to go on if we dared, and she would appear to us. j She said the woman spirit was dying, and wc must give hortime to die, aud cot go near the place. I She looked in her stone and said the spirit's blood ! was going to the head, and it (the head) was all swelling up, and looked as big as a hogshead. At the Tost place the spirit said the money was deep, and would take six weeks to get it. It might be got sooner, if they worked bird. The night Hfter, the female spirit threutcned to kill Northrop's 1 horses. 1 let him take mine to go after the woman. Shortly after reuehiug the ground, they were hitch ed to tne fence; we heard a noise, and saw one of the horses down. The rail they were hitohed to was broken square iu two. The horses were much frightened. Daniel Pierce sworn.?\\'a? with the party every night; heard the whistling. Mr. P.'s testimony accorded nearly with that of Mr. Northrop and Mr. Cobb. It appeared, however, that he hud a dia mond which he consulted, and had seen, ho said, this woman in the stone, and she answered the de scription of the one who was to assist in the smreh for treasure. He ad used Northrop to go aud get j Mrs. Lambert. Mary Lambert examined.?Have lived In the city six years. I was the seventh daughter, and whs bom with a veil over my face. I look in a little I stone, which 1 found when I was twelve years old, and see things, and then everything looks like stars, and 1 pray. 1 do not tell fortunes for money. ' 1 look in the stone for people, and tell them what 1 > see, uud they give me what they please. Theresi- ! due of this woman's story was that she beard the spirits talk at Brighton, and believed there wus money there. She said the $1,00<) was urged upon her by Northrop, and that she wus only goiug to Oswego on a three weeks' visit. The magistrate required kail of Lambert and his wife, in default of which they were committed. The witne.-ses in this case seem to be fully im pressed with the belief that spirits directed their operations in digging, and we think that they will not bo likely to give up so. It would not be strange if they should fellow her to the jail, and there seek her aid in digging treasure. I'. S.?Since the above was written, we hare heard from the police magistrate that Mr. Nor thiop came forward and bailed Lambert and his wife. Tiornuc Amokc* the Uiter Ten of New L.noi.and?The Boott Familv of I .owxi.i. ami Boston.?The long promised answer of Kd ward Brooks, Ksq., to the pamphlet of Mr. John A. Lowell, has just been placed before the public from the press of John H. Kaatburn. It purport) to furnish new facts and further proofs iu relation to the troubles in the Boott family. These difficul ties are both of a personal and pecuniary nature, and have excited tne attention or the "upper ten" here, not only on account of the social position of the parties, the spice and talent evinced in the con troversy, the amount of money expended by both sides, but as this mode of discussing family quar rels is the only one left in a community where MWUHm k vulgar, and duelling not only illegal, but unfashionable. The new volume contains *36 octavo pages,which are divided into tit* chapters. Truly a formidable book! From a cursory examination of its pages, 1 lind that it is written in a most admirable style. The points aro clearly stated, and the argument is arranged by a practised aud skilful advocate. The tone arul temper of the work will commend it to minds which have a natural distaste for volumes of a similar class. The first query upon scoing so ponderous a work, would be, who will read it! But the taleut and ability of the editors, aided by the clear aud elegant typographical appearance of the Volume, will insure attention froiu readers. It is undeistood that Mr. Brook* has been aided in the piejmaiion of tbis work, by William 11. < lardiner, t?q., Franklin Dexter, Ksq . and Joseph T. Buck ingham. It would be a work of superrgation to ?peak of the great ability of these gentlemen as writers or critio*. This controversy has already cost the contending parties upwards of $20,BOO." Mr. Brooks, in a manner which reflects credit upon him us a high toned tunn, before he culisted iu this disputo, con viyc I all his rights and interests iu the property, to one of the daughters of the cider Mr. Boott, who hud lost her sbaie of the estate by the failure of btr husband. This was a generous and noble gift, and gave assurance to the public that the motives of Mr. Brooks were of a mostcommondablc charac ter. Tbc impresaivc lesson, however. Is taught the great muss ot tlie people by this controversy, that the no elevation in the sociul scale, no amount of wealth, no family n-me, nor illustrious nncestry. ran shield pc:sons iroia tbc cares and troubles of life, aLd all the annoyances incident to misrepre sentation, abuse und slander. The names of Brooks and Imwetl are identified, in New Knglaml, with those vast scbcflMi of improvement, ana the ugen cics which have developed the rNOVvto of tbi-> Country. For many go notations, those honored names have been connected with the financial, poli tical, commercial and manufacturing interests of Boston. '1 hone who rend tl.e pre-ent < out lovorsi il works, will be able to judge which ia in the wrong, and Which one has successfully vindicated his ro putitlen nn I honor - Iftwimrypcrt (? ) HuaU, May 2b. The Dinnep. rn i' wan, ai !a< kho.v, Mis*.?General John A. Quitoum partook of a public, tendered by his frtonds at Jackson, on the llth instant. The M'n*is*ipman gives the following version of hi* remarks made on that ov en <!on :?"Itwa* due to himself, and to the mul titude who surrounded him, that he should d vote a |' rtion of hi* renuuks to the proceeding* which had been tbc remote occasion of this imposing do nioti?tr ition. After cxprrs-ing, in affecting term i, the dm p sense of gratitude that swelled bis bosom for the eonlinut d confidence and approbation which lie -I been s ? signally manifested by bis follow citizens, be allaued to the prosecution against him by the government, and again declared tout be had no participation whatever in the Cuban expedition ?tt'iit be peremptorily refused to participate in it, notwithstaiidn g the rejeuted ana urgent solicita tions that wi i e made to liitn. He -aid there WM not aadotilla of ?Widcnre against hiin, and fhoso who J in -ucd him wnh such hitternrm well knew it. 'I he ehief motive that influenced thrtn was the humbling of a sovereign J-tate before the majesty of the central government, by forcing its chie: exe cutive ofiiccr to the alternative of reaigling, or per mitting its dignity to bo lowered in his pomou. 7 he rlouder in connection with the (Hut# arms, was also dci Htiiced in becoming terms, lie next i i verted to lis own position on the all ah .o; ling topi of tbo day, and corrected the fal-e aud on warrantable oonstruilio? which bad been pi t >d Upon hi* published documents by the so-called 'I nion' (ruder*. He discussed the momeutou question* at Is-ue at considerable length.'* Aid to 'iiTrnlort. Nk\v York, May 2ii, l.-OI. Javi's l??r*tw>Jt r>r>Nrrr, Kaq.? I Nin hn inventor, and, of course, poor ; but I eta giu? cut isfactcry rcftrrnr* in regard to uiy honesty; nnd what I want in aid, and ( appeal to your honor for aeri.<tance to bring out what I claim of iin|mr taovc, i. inicl v :?plopping train* of car* by means of electro magnetism? putting the train under the entire control of the engineer, tfce only proper j>?r Min. Of the ultimate puocop* of the invention I bare no mi.'giving?. and in one half hour I caii satisfy you of uiy statement*. Cut, 1 find those who j cannot appreciate it have means, and other* who can are not in a situation to assist me. 1 want abont two hundred and filly dollar*, and if you will help me to the nine, 1 will place in your himcN my interest (secured by n ravrtu). and agree to enter a clause in all deeds made to railroad com panies, that yourself and family shall have a free ticket upon all such roads?you to hold the right until the advance nnd interest arrAilly paid by my self. 1 mean upon all railroads who adout it, and he a few. 1 would add, if Professor that will not I'age ran draw a ten ton locomotive, nineteen miles per hour, up such grades as there are on the Wash ington and Baltimore road, I am quite sure I can stop car*?he nsing his battery ten hours, while I shall not use mine ten minutes per twenty-four hours, lie, (Professor Page,) says mine la the best invention, or of the first class of nny invention, that came In the Washington Patent Office, for years. 1 will call this afternoon. Yonrt, truly, Horatio Prvkman, Harlem, 125th street, N- Y, Remarks.?We never meddle with any other than the newspaper business ; but we will aid the inventor by publishing his note. It may catch the eye of aome capitalist interested in such mattera. The Merchants' Kiehaage of Baltimore, together with the Riebsuge Hotel, wae oa Monday sold at private sale by the Kirhango Company, for the sum at peoooo Oue belf has been purchased by Messrs Hpcclag a ad Pleas ants. and the remainder in equal parts by gesgl Jehn TMe Hew KmbiIc CimIuhi. .. ... pfn?wylT?i?i?n, MayilT.] Not the fall of stocks?not tho fall of throne* ? no* the Call of freedom?not yet the overthrow of the L nion. But in thia are of agitation, a revolution once a year is a tort of iuiiiapeiuuble luxury. Thue fur 1851 baa passed on with miserable monotony Even Mexico is tranquil, while France frolic* away her liberties as madly as, at first, she fought for them. Suddenly, however, the spirit of innova tion breaks out in this county; but now it is a social, and not a political affair. This time it is a movement of the ladies, and if we may estimate thn result by the commencement and the progressofthe affair, unlike most of our modern revolutions, it ix bound to succeed. They have resolved to abbreviate their flowing robes; to dispense with flounces and trains; to stopshort at u higher point; and to eke out the otherwise exposed remainder?not to em ploy any forbidden phruse?with unequivocal trow scrs. .I ust now there is. in quarters which regard no fashion as orthodox that is not imported from I'aris, a ?ood deal of mirth nbout it; Dut the au thors of the invention arc as coolly cutting off their dresses, and as coolly putting on tboir?pantaloons ?as if they felt assured that the rest would follow. Here now is a practical matter; the very beginning of tho end; the incorporatioa of that movement which looks to the asser tion of woman's rights in tho broadest sense of the term, devolutions rarely go buckward, and fashion is not sntisticd till the extreme is reached. Already do we see ladies hatted and coated, and now we are called ui>on to witness the udoption of the habit which is honored both in the breeches and in (be observance. After this has been entirely achieved, the ballot will easily follow, with all its attendant advantages. 1'resently we will hardly know our own wives from ourselves. [Knuu the JJo-ton Post. May 24.] Imperceptibly have the ladies been edging, and casting longing eyes towards the masculine apparel. The hat, the cravat, the dickey, the vest, the boots, and the pantalettes, all have been douued by the softer sexj but we only winked at these encroach rnents. Now the ease lookclh more formidable? what is to be iloao ! It bchoovetii us to look to't. Every day we hear that the 44 unuttcrablus," the very '4 un writ cables" and 44 unprintable*," are fas getting into favor with the women, to the entire abandonment of petticoats! I'nless we take up wi'h their cast-off attire, we shall be obliged to re sort to some sign or signal, in order to distinguish us from (he feminine gender?pel hups by wearing a small plume or cockade ' [From the Troy (N Y.) Post. May 24 ] We have not had the pleasure of seeing a speci men ot tho ladies' 44 frock und trowsers, ' but we freely confess the change strikes u* very favorably ; and as we consider tuo ladies of our goodly oity quite up to the mark in any good cause that pertains to them, we shall confidently expect to be gratified in a few days with a sight of 44 the new .style." In many places the dress is received with approval and admiration, while from no quarter do we hear a reason given for continuing the prcseut inconve nient and often inelegant style of ladies' garments. The only weapon attempted to be used in opposi tion to the innovation is ridicule?a weapon quite as efficient in a bad cause as a good one, and more frequently used. [From ths Geneva (N. Y.) Gazette. May 24 ] Lay before yesterday it was our privilege to witness the appearance of some of the ladies of our village in the improved mode of dress, viz.: with short dresses and Turkish pantaloons. This novel appe arnnce was greeted by some with undisguised mirth, by others with ridicule, manifestly impolite and indicative of the exteut of their good sense, but most regarded it with decided approval. Yes terday morning, also, we understand they were worn by some ladies taking a morning walk. We hope tbat this may be tne beginning of a speedy ami general introduction of an improvement so de sirable. We might enumerate the advantages at tending such an improvement in personal attire, but, they aie so obvious that they must commend them selves to the good judgment of the ladies of' ?eneva, as they have already none to those of .Seuecs Falls, .Syracuse and other places. | From the Keno.ha (Wis ) Teleirraph, May 19 ] There is no reform which is current in theory, which cannot find seme independent spirit in Keno sha to reduce to practice. On Wednesday after noon two of the wives of our most respectable citi zens appeared in short diesses and pants. Ths fasbiou on the whoio is appropriate, and has some show of common sense to buck it. if anything, the frocks are a little too long, and tho punts u little too full. We admire the independence of the ladies who dare do as they please?what business is it to tbc carping and bailing crowd, if the ladies of this city arc tired of using their dresses to sweep tho ciossings and sidewalks'! The ladies of Miliviukic. Hncinc and hagleville, can now get their dresses made and coine hero and wear them, till they get used to thorn, a id our ladies will return with you, and assist in breaking up the mock modesty of your hen-bussied villages. The fact is, 44 it's a go," and it will not belong before the novelty cease* to attract attention. [Fr< ci tho Loui-villi- (Ky ) Journal. May 21.J Several ladies of this city, who are very warm ia favor of the movemout, have spoken to us And begged us to roDic out in our paper in favor of it. We assure them thut we are very favorably inrliued to the gratification of their wishes, but our muid is nut fully made up on the subject. We are open to conviction and anxious to be convinced, and ready to go iuto tbe cause with /cul wlicuconviaoed. We do not exactly know how the ladies wiulii ap pear in the proposed shoit dresses. We h tve only a vague idea in the matter. Now if some of the most finely-fortned of them will put on the dresses they so much crave, and invito us to a private ex hibition, we have no doubt tbat we shall be able to at rive at n conclusion a* to our duties in tbc matter as a public editor. If w* cannot decide from one exhibition, two or three will fix tbc matter to u ceitainty. [trim Mrs. bwi<?b< Im's l ilt-burgh Saturday Visiter ) 'llic Aur 1 ??A H<nM >tatcs that two ladies hava recently promenaded Broadway in this eastern style. Neatly every paper we take up has some thing to say on the subject, and most approve the change which we commend, but have not adopted. \\ e never thought dress of so much importance as to b< worth any great act of moral heroism. We would rot subject oursclf to the rude gav.9 of a mob on tb> ctnut, or tho iusolunoe of ruffians and hoys, for anything less than tbe salvation of a soul. No dress could be comfortable or convenient to us w hit h would gather half a doseii of boys to stare at us. Vt e should never think of being a martyr for such slight ?air o as tbe pattern of a ih<w trock ; nor have we any need to be so, ftr nenber health i.or convenience requires it. < lodcy, rnhaui and f* attain combined, could not get up a fashion that we could not, ill five minute-, arrange into a ootn foiteble. convenient, healthful costume, withoit any change which would attract the atten tion ot a casual observer. Ycty low will nntioo that n dress lucks two, three, or four inches of touching the pavemi nt wh? u the wearer walk.*, >rl this .-aves the nastirc** of street sweeping. Very few will obserro that a bodice, instead of being made in the form an hour glass, lit* the natural < urvis of a human form, and is wide enough to ad it, t ?f full Ineathing, yet this effectually does away with all unhoal'hiiiti.' and iueniireniencS. Wo c:ia walk ni.d olnnb. and dance, with more ease and tri ed* i.i in a whaU bonad bodice, than any loos* M'k, simply he au-c we make the bodice to fit lbs waist, instead of the wnist t > fit the bodice. Long skirts are no trouble to us. bectu'c we never hava thiiu unnecessarily long, and make them to rest u| i M the shoiildris. Those who believe tba*. a radical change is necessary to a'ter the present absurd, suicidal fashions, and who have ths eneigy to spare for that puipoec, deserve all ricdit for so expending it. I out hamuli nature is pens to extreme-, a id very likely thr most effectual way of persuading women to quit sweeping street* with their skirts, is to out thi nt off at the knee s but in our inind, lbs dress is associated with ideas of jumnility, aud it will take some time to make us fe* 1 that a women who ha* rem bed middle life. Would not look btdly in it. I.??!>;? lo,.M- -kit s at?> as intlmai- li in our mini with womanhood, a? aud wigs ia the of an ling lisb man with a court of justice. Ts?t?t. Wist st tmi Ksir ll?it.?o?r> --Charles M. (lidding* snd Samuel L. Mather, of thii etly. breakfasted y.vt? rilsy morning at the Astnr House. In New York, slept upon tbe Ssrnt.- ra, and dined to day at the Frank lin House, In Cleveland. They were only seventeen hours anil forty-nlae minutes flrons New York to Dunkirk. Ho lunch Tor the speed of the New York snd F.rte mat*. I'asrengi rf who left New fork yesterday morning rum over tbe Krie road, took the Parsing* at Dunkirk, eon meted with the Cleveland and Hlnetnnatl eiprwss train at Cleveland, and ?r? running for ths 44 Queen City." when- tbe; will arrive at eleven to-night?only a day and three quarters from Naw York to Cincinnati' Can this lie beat ' This route I- the moat r -ml wiable in thn Inkiu, and. fi-r through pa-wengere, the Huftin and Albany road ststid" m> rlianre of competing with It We ore Indebted to Mr Chiding* foe New York p.p. re of SV i duesday (yesterday) morning, almost a liead of tho telegraph.?CMidbwd (Oh in) UnmU, May 22. Til* Hobohrn IIlot. Jnv?? Ootlmi Rrtnm, Kan.:? I'**r fir? In your paper nfTuraday. I read a report of a fiirht which ocrurred *1 llohokcn. bHwreu m party of Hur nmn- and the ? fhort" or "Rock Boy*," or flialrrrr tbdr iwaprettre mnm may be I hare nothing to aay in re gard to that tad affair; but would merely remark that i uaing the word Dutchman in jrour paper a* their being connected with that light, u entirely wroag??? Dutch man. of the four or flee hundred tiring In thta city, wu in MJL**7 connected with the llohokcn tragedy The fact la. the word Dutchman i* applied wmngfnHy. Dutchman la the proper name <>f the Inhabltaata of tka Notherland*. commonly oalled Holland, who ware the Rnd aettlera on thlalatand, aad the name of Herman ( Deutarh ec) ta glean to the lahahitauta ?f Austria. I'ruaal*. Wur trmburg, Saionr. and other Herman State*, who halang j to the Herman Bund I make tha a bore remark* merely to ahow, aad malm a* understand, the iltffareace between tha word* hroan and Herman, and ahonld like to nee each ward and In Ita proper place By allowing tho a bora Unas a I place In your much reaper tad paper, you will oblige, reap 1 "htwIrnPiIter *. WH. A *Q

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