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DISUNIONIST POSTMASTERS TO BE
The following letter has been
published: "POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT, APPOINTMENT OFFICE,
" January 22, 1861.
"SIR,—In answer to the inquiry in
your letter of the 15th to the Postmaster-General, he instructs me to inform you
that you were removed from the office of Postmaster at
Paducah because you
announced yourself as ' devoutly in favor of Disunion;' and it is not considered
prudent to retain in the service of the Government men openly seeking its
"I am, respectfully, your
" HORATIO KING,
" First Assistant
Postmaster-General. "John C. Noble, Esq.,
THE POSTAL SERVICE IN THE
Applications continue to be
Washington from postmasters in the seceded States for supplies of
postage stamps, blanks, wrapping-paper, etc. ; but these are furnished on the
condition that the postmasters will acknowledge and conform to the laws
affecting the postal service.
THE REVENUE CUTTERS.
General Dix entered office
he took immediate precautions to save the revenue cutters in the South from
being seized by secessionists, as far as practicable. Orders were sent that the
one under repairs at
Galveston should be blown up in case it could not be
successfully defended, if attacked. Instructions concerning the Robert M'Lelland,
which is under the control of the Collector at
New Orleans, and one of the
finest in the service, may prevent its seizure and conversion against the
THE SECESSION OF LOUISIANA.
A telegram, dated Baton Rouge,
January 26, states : "The delay ordinance, moved to be substituted for the
secession ordinance reported by the Committee of Fifteen, was voted down
yesterday by an immense majority. Commissioners Manning, of South Carolina, and
Winston, of Alabama, made eloquent addresses in favor of immediate secession.
There was an animated debate last night on the resolution for submitting the
secession ordinance for ratification to the people. The advocates of immediate
secession abstained from all debate. There was no extreme opposition to the
"The vote on submitting the
ordinance to the people was taken this morning—ayes 45, nays 84. John Perkins
addressed the Convention on the passage of the secession ordinance. The debate
closed, and a vote was ordered. The galleries and lobbies were intensely
crowded, and a deathlike silence prevailed. On the call of the roll many members
were in tears. The Clerk announced the vote—ayes 113, nays 17—and the President
declared Louisiana a free and sovereign republic.
"Captain Allen then entered the
Convention with a Pelican flag, accompanied by Governor Moore and staff, and put
the flag in the hands of the President, amidst tremendous excitement. A solemn
prayer was then offered, and a hundred guns were fired. The Convention adjourned
to meet in New Orleans on the 29th inst.
'I Before the Convention
adjourned the resolution accompanying the ordinance, declaring the right of free
navigation of the Mississippi River and tributaries to all friendly States, and
the right of egress and ingress to boats of the Mississippi by all friendly
States and Powers, passed unanimously. A gold pen was given each member with
which to sign the ordinance of secession.
" The State Convention has
adjourned, to reassemble in New Orleans."
A CONVENTION IN NORTH CAROLINA.
A telegram, dated Raleigh, North
Carolina, January 30, says : The House concurred today in the Senate's
amendments to the bill calling a State Convention. The bill, therefore, has
finally passed both Houses. It puts the question of "Convention" or No
Convention" to the people. Delegates are to be elected at the same time. Federal
affairs are restricted, and the election is ordered to take place on the 28th of
THE GEORGIA CONVENTION.
A telegram, dated Milledgeville,
January 29, says : The Convention refused to reconsider the revenue ordinance
adopted yesterday. Resolutions were introduced giving the Governor power, under
certain circumstances, to grant letters of marque and reprisal, and tabled. An
address to the citizens of the South and the world, giving the
Georgia's secession, was adopted. An ordinance declaring it to be the fixed
policy of the State to guarantee the security of all the States was adopted. The
Convention adjourned to meet at
Savannah at the call of the President.
THE LEGISLATURE OF TEXAS.
A telegram, dated New Orleans,
January 29, says: "Dates from Austin, Texas, to the 22d inst., are received. The
Texas Legislature had assembled, and
Governor Houston had sent in his Message.
He favors the calling of a State Convention. Both Houses had voted to repeal the
Kansas Resolutions passed by the Legislature in 1858. The House took up and
passed the Senate bill directing the Controller to proceed to Washington and
recover $180,000 due the State. A resolution had unanimously passed the House
declaring that the Federal Government has no power to coerce a sovereign State
after pronouncing her separation from the Union. The Senate will pass the same
resolution by a similar vote. The Legislature favors the immediate secession of
Texas by a majority of three to one."
Another letter, dated Austin,
January 24, says:
"The Legislature today passed
resolutions repudiating the idea of using forcible means to coerce a seceding
State, and asserting that any such attempt would be resisted to the last
"Only one-fifth of the members of
the House opposed immediate action. It is expected that the question of
secession will be referred to the people."
THE ALABAMA CONVENTION ON THE
The Alabama Convention has
adjourned until the 4th of March. Previous to the adjournment, it is understood,
the Convention, in secret session, adopted resolutions instructing the delegates
Montgomery Convention to oppose the reopening of the African Slave-trade.
THE ADMISSION OF KANSAS.
At ten minutes past two o'clock,
on January 30, the Private Secretary of the President announced to the United
States House of Representatives that the name of James Buchanan had been
appended to the bill admitting Kansas into the Federal Union as a State. At
twenty minutes of three Martin F. Conway, representative-elect from the new
State, received the oath of office and took his seat. He was immediately
congratulated by Mr. Parrott, delegate from the Territory, whose power ceased
where Mr. Conway's commenced, and by other members. The news was at once
telegraphed by Mr. Parrott to Kansas, and the State Government will go into
The following are the State
officers of Kansas elected under the Wyandot Constitution, and who will assume
to administer the new State Government: Governor, Charles Robinson, formerly of
Massachusetts; Lieutenant-Governor, J. P. Root, formerly of Connecticut;
Secretary of State, J. W. Robinson, formerly of Maine; Treasurer, William Tholen,
formerly of New York; Auditor, George W. Hillyer, formerly of Ohio;
Superintendent of Public Instruction, W. R. Griffith, formerly of Illinois;
Chief Justice, Thomas Ewing, Jun., formerly of Ohio; Associate Justices, Samuel
D. Kingman, formerly of Kentucky, and Lawrence Bailey, formerly of New
SEIZURE OF THE MARINE HOSPITAL AT
Information was received by the
Government on 26th, from the Collector at
New Orleans, stating that the
barracks about two miles below New Orleans, now occupied as a marine hospital,
were taken possession of on the 11th by Captain Bradford, of the State Infantry,
in the name of the State of Louisiana.
There were two hundred and
sixteen invalids and convalescent patients in the hospital at the time it was
seized. The Collector of Customs was required to immediately remove the patients
who were convalescent, and those
who were confined to their beds
as soon as practicable. This action on the part of the authorities of that State
was regarded by the Government as most outrageous and in-human. The Government
had no authority or means to make provision for these poor creatures, who were
thus thrown upon the cold charities of the people of that State. The reason
assigned for this transaction was, that the authorities there wanted the
quarters for their own troops.
REMONSTRANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT.
The following is Secretary Dix's
letter to the Collector of New Orleans, dated 28th ult. :
" SIR,—I did not receive until
the 26th inst. yours of the 14th, informing me that the United States barracks
below the city of New Orleans, which have for several months been occupied as a
marine hospital, have been taken possession of in the name of the State of
Louisiana. I found enclosed a copy of the letter by Captain Bradford, of the
First Louisiana Infantry, advising you that he had taken possession of the
barracks; that they would ' be required for the Louisiana troops now being
enlisted,' and requesting you to immediately remove those patients who are
convalescent, and as soon as, in the opinion of the resident surgeon, it may be
practicable and humane, those also who are now confined to their beds.
"He also states that the barracks
contained 216 invalid and convalescent patients. On this transaction, as an
outrage to the public authority, I have no comment to make; but I can not
believe that a proceeding so discordant with the character of the people of the
United States, and so revolting to the civilization of the age, has had the
sanction of the Governor of Louisiana. I sent a telegraphic dispatch to you
yesterday, desiring you to remonstrate with him against the inhumanity of
Captain Bradford's order, and to ask him to revoke it. But if he should decline
to interfere, I instructed you in regard to the removal and treatment of the
sick, and in that I trust you will carry out my direction; not merely with
"economy," but with a careful regard to their helpless condition. The barracks,
it seems, were taken possession of on the 11th instant. Captain Bradford's
letter is dated the 13th, and yours the 14th, though I had no information of the
subject until the 26th. I infer from the newspaper paragraph you enclosed, which
telegraph advices in regard to the subject matter show to be of a later date
than your letter, that the letter was not dispatched until the 21st or 23d
instant. I hope I am mistaken, and that the cause of that delay is to be found
in some unexplained interruption of the mail. I should otherwise have great
reason to be dissatisfied that the information was not more promptly
communicated. From the tone of the newspaper paragraph you enclosed, and from
the seizure of the barracks in violation of the usage of humanity, which in open
war between contending nations, and even in the most revengeful civil conflicts
between kindred races, have always been held sacred from disturbance as edifices
dedicated to the care and comfort of the sick, I fear that no public property is
likely to be respected. You will, therefore, have no more moneys expended on the
revenue cutter Washington, now hauled up for repairs, until I can have the
assurance that she will not be seized as soon as she is refitted, and taken into
the service of those who are seeking to break up the Union, and overthrow the
authority of the Federal Government."
Secretary Dix, in reply to his
telegraphic dispatch, has received the following reply from Collector Hatch:
" NEW ORLEANS, January 28, 1861.
" Affairs satisfactorily
arranged; barracks retained ; see my letter of 21st."
THE FORTS AT THE TORTUGAS.
Captain Meigs, who commands the
United States forces in the fort at Tortugas, dispatches to the Government that
he is now sufficiently reinforced to defy any power. While the Government
steamer was landing troops and supplies, the steamer Galveston, of New Orleans,
with a force on board to take the fort, appeared in sight, but upon discovering
the steamer, and probably understanding the object of her visit, did not
approach or make any demonstration other than to put about and disappear.
It is also stated that
Taylor, at Key West, is well manned and provisioned.
A telegram, dated Richmond,
January 29, says : Recent proceedings at Fortress Monroe have embittered public
feeling. The following was adopted at a large meeting last night :
Whereas, the Legislature has
formally declared that any act of coercion against a Southern State will be
regarded by Virginia as an act of war, and resisted with all the means in our
Resolved, That the attention of
the Legislature be hereby called to the fact of an overt act of coercion now
actually being perpetrated at Fortress Monroe.
A Washington correspondent says:
The steamer Brooklyn has probably joined the Macedonian at
an attack be made on
Fort Pickens, which is not now improbable within a short
time, considering the advice of parties distant from the scene, those vessels
will cooperate with
Lieutenant Slemmer in its defense ; although it is
supposed here he would be able successfully to maintain his position without
SEIZURE OF ANOTHER REVENUE
A New Orleans correspondent
telegraphs that the revenue cutter Lewis Cass has been surrendered to the
The Government has issued the
following official notice of "blockade" of
"NOTICE TO MARINERS.
"TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFICE,
" WASHINGTON, January 26, 1861.
"Information has been received at this office that the light-vessel at
Rattlesnake Shoals has been withdrawn, that the lights on Morris Island and at
the entrance into the port of Charleston, South Carolina, have been
discontinued, the buoys removed, and the main channel so obstructed as to be
unsafe for navigation. By order,
R. SEMMES, Secretary."
The following letter from
Robert Anderson, written in
Fort Sumter, to a friend in this city (says the
Cincinnati Commercial), two days after the South Carolinians fired upon the
of the West, embodies the first authentic intelligence that has reached the
public concerning the reasons for the fact that the
batteries of Fort Sumter
were not opened upon the South Carolinians on the 9th inst. :
"FORT SUMTER, Jan. 11, 1861.
"Whether a bloodless separation
can now be effected, after her [South Carolina] foolishly firing upon a vessel
bearing our flag, the other day, I think very doubtful. I was sorely tempted to
open my battery; but, perhaps fortunately for the chance of having matters
settled without bloodshed, I could not have touched the battery that opened upon
her, and my defenses were just then in such a condition that I could not have
opened the war. I am now nearly ready. The people have supposed that this work
was ready to be defended when I came in. It was far from it—and it would take
me, even now, one week's hard work to have it In a complete state. My command is
only about one-eighth of what it should be in time of war; but, though small in
number, I feel strong in the confidence that Providence will guard and guide me
safely through any danger that may threaten.
'' Yours sincerely,
Floating batteries, the superstructures of which are composed of cotton bales,
are in course of erection, by which means in part the South Carolinians expect
to attack Fort Sumter. The officer who writes from Fort Sumter, alluding to
these batteries, says: "The difference between fighting behind cotton bags in
1812 and now is, that General Jackson commanded behind the bags then, and had no
Robert Anderson within the impregnable walls of a Sumter, with the destructive
weapons which the ingenuity of man for half a century has invented, to contend
with. Besides, Jackson is dead."
The same writer in another
connection says: " We have been wonderfully favored by Providence in all our
movements. We abandoned Moultrie under cover of night by aid of a vessel
chartered to take the soldiers' wives, twenty-five in number, to a safer place.
When the captain discovered the intention of
Major Anderson he became
rebellious, but was soon sent below and locked up until we were safely landed at
Sumter. Our night's work was crowned by a glorious sunrise. The men were all
summoned around the flag-staff, and the
stars and stripes were run up, and the
Chaplain invoked God's blessing to rest upon our little band, and to aid us in
the work of our country's defense, and in defending the national honor and flag.
I shall never forget the scene. If we had been assailed on that day by any
considerable force it is doubtful if we could have held out, as the fort was in
a miserable condition for defense. But the Almighty heard our prayers. A storm
came up and lasted ten days. It was so terrific that the sea, tired of knocking
at our flinty walls, would dash far above and over us. During those ten days no
vessel could approach us. We put our house in order, so that at the end of the
storm we could have defied any power on earth."
Notwithstanding the repeated assurances given that the garrison at
Fort Sumter was regularly supplied with provisions, and had free communication
Major Anderson's official correspondence explicitly contradicts
Governor Pickens did propose to; furnish him from the State
Commissariat, but Major Anderson necessarily declined that offer, as one
calculated, if not intended, to compromise him by establishing relations which
he was forbidden by his position to recognize. Supposing that the authorities
really intended to relax the surveillance which had been previously practiced,
he wrote to the contractor who supplied his command when at
requesting that provisions should be sent as formerly. No answer was received,
and Major Anderson has not obtained a single pound of fresh beef or any thing
else from the city. His garrison is subsisting upon the same hard and salt
rations as heretofore, which are diminishing at a rate which must demand
replenishment before long.
MRS. SLEMMER ARRESTED AS A SPY.
Mobile (Alabama) Mercury of
the 23d learns from a letter from one of Captain O'Hara's company, now at
Pensacola, to his wife in Mobile, that the wife of Lieutenant Slemmer, commander
at Fort Pickens, had been arrested at Fort Barancas as a spy. It is alleged that
she went to Fort Barancas without any ostensible business, and the reasonable
supposition was that she had come there to take notes of the position of things
and report them to her husband.
INSTRUCTIONS TO NEW ORLEANS
According to the New Orleans True Delta, the Balize pilots are in a
tight place. Under the orders of the Governor of Louisiana, who appears to be
getting ready to emulate the action of
Governor Pickens, the pilots are
forbidden to bring in any American vessel of war. The True Delta sets forth the
unpleasant alternative: If a vessel of war, bearing the American flag, should
overhaul a pilotboat in the Gulf, the probability is that the pilot will have to
go on board the vessel of war, or the pilot-boat and all hands will be sunk.
When the pilot gets on board the vessel of war the next probability is that his
attention will be called to the yard-arm, with the emphatic hint that if he does
not do his duty faithfully he will have to dangle in the air. If this be not
placing the Balize pilots in a tight box we don't know what is.
The Herald contains the
following, from its Washington correspondent: " I learn from a gentleman who had
an interview with
Mr. Lincoln, at Springfield, within the past week, that the
latter, in discussing the existing state of affairs, expressed himself as
follows : ' I will suffer death before I will consent, or will advise my friends
to consent, to any concession or compromise which looks like buying the
privilege of taking possession of this Government, to which we have a
constitutional right; because, whatever I might think of the merit of the
various propositions before Congress, I should regard any concession in the face
of menace the destruction of the Government itself, and a consent on all hands
that our system shall be brought down to a level with the existing disorganized
state of affairs in Mexico. But this thing will hereafter be as it is now—in the
hands of the people ; and if they desire to call a Convention to remove any
grievances complained of, or to give new guarantees for the permanence of vested
rights, it is not mine to oppose.' "
HIS JOURNEY TO WASHINGTON.
A Springfield correspondent says:
"It is now positively settled that Mr. Lincoln will depart for Washington on the
11th of February. He will go hence via Lafayette to
Indianapolis, where he will
receive the hospitalities of the Indiana Legislature ; thence he will proceed,
probably, by way of
Cincinnati to Columbus, Cleveland, Buffalo, and
Albany he intends to make for
Harrisburg direct, thence to Baltimore and the
Federal capital ; but a tour to New York and Philadelphia is not impossible.
"Arrangements for special trains
all the way through are making. No military escort will be accepted. The entire
journey is expected to be made inside of ten days. The Presidential family will
start a few days after Mr. Lincoln's departure, under the protection of some
friends, so as to reach Washington simultaneously with him."
The first duel which has resulted
from the present political complications took place yesterday morning, on the
Pennsylvania border, between Dr. Jones, a partisan of
Senator Douglas, and Mr.
Wilson, a Breckinridge Democrat, both residents of Washington. Wilson was
wounded in the hip. The constabulary are said to be in pursuit of the parties.
The gallantry exhibited by the
Lieutenant Slemmer, at Pensacola, is creating quite a lively sensation
among the patriotic ladies of Washington. A suitable testimonial in her behalf
is in contemplation.
It is believed that
Stephens, of Georgia, will be chosen provisional President of the new
Confederacy, and that
Jefferson Davis will be Commander-in-Chief of the army.
In reply to an address published
in the Richmond, Virginia, papers calling upon him to become a candidate for
delegate to the State Convention, Hon. J. M. Botts publishes a card defining the
position which he now holds. He is prepared to insist upon every jot or tittle
of right which Virginia can demand under the Constitution, but he will never
consent to make the existence or destruction of the Government dependent upon
any abstract or impracticable question that may or may not arise, outside of the
Constitution, such as is now proposed, of guaranteeing
Slavery by Constitutional
amendment, in all territories hereafter to be acquired south of 36° 30', whether
in Mexico, South America or the Sandwich Islands. Yet he would he willing to
vote for any compromise which would be satisfactory to the people. Mr. Butts
denounces the efforts to drag Virginia into the disunion movement.
Ex-Secretary Floyd has been
indicted by the Grand Jury at Washington, for conspiracy to defraud the
Mr. Chase, of Ohio; has still
under consideration the subject of going into Mr.
Lincoln's Cabinet. He prefers
to remain in the place assigned him by Ohio as her representative in the Senate,
but if the interests of the republican party demand it he will yield the much
more pleasant position of a six years' term in the Senate for the vexatious,
more responsible, and very laborious post of Secretary of the
Chase is urged for the Treasuryship by the best and largest portion of the
THE CASE OF ANDERSON.
MR. JAMES having applied to the
Court of Queen's Bench at Westminster for a habeas corpus fur tire fugitive
slave, Anderson, now in Canada, their lordships retired to consider
their judgment, and after
an absence of twenty minutes they returned into court. The Lord Chief Justice
then delivered the following judgment: "We have carefully considered this
matter, and the result of our anxious deliberation is that we think the writ
ought to issue. We feel sensible, at the same time, of the inconvenience that
may result from the exercise of such an authority. We feel sensible that it may
be thought inconsistent with that higher degree of colonial independence, both
legislative and judicial, which has been happily brought into effect in modern
times. At the same time, in establishing local legislation and local judicial
authority, the Legislature of England has not gone so far as expressly to
abrogate any jurisdiction which the Court of Westminster Hall might possess with
reference to the issue of the writ of habeas corpus. And we find that the
existence of the jurisdiction in these courts has been asserted from earliest
times, and exercised down to the latest. We find it asserted not only as a
matter of agreement, but carried into effect as a matter of practice, that even
where there is an independent local judicature, nothing short of a legislative
enactment would suffice to deprive us of the authority which was conferred upon
us for protection of the liberty of the subject. We feel, therefore, we should
not be doing right under the authority of the precedents cited if we refused to
issue the writ."
There was a slight manifestation
of applause in court on the conclusion of the delivery of his lordship's
HIS ESCAPE SECURED.
The London Post of the 16th ult.,
in discussing the case of Anderson, the Canada fugitive, illustrates the English
method of enforcing the stipulations of the Ashburton treaty by saying, we
regard the freedom of Anderson as a matter already secured. He must he brought
to this country, and, when once here, the people of England will take good care
that he is not restored to the tender mercies of the sanguinary Missouri slave
THE EMPEROR ON SKATES.
The Paris correspondent of the
London Herald, writing on the 13th, gives the following account of the manner in
Napoleon III. sometimes diverts himself. The Emperor Napoleon arrived at
the lake in the Bois de Boulogne about three P.M. on Friday, in a plain chariot
drawn by two horses, and unattended by any escort. He alighted from his carriage
and crossed the lake on his skates. He was soon recognized by some men wearing
blouses, who raised a cry of "Here is the Emperor! Vive !'Empereur !" The cry
attracted universal attention, and every body ran and every body cheered. The
Emperor continued to skate, apparently delighted with the enthusiastic reception
he met with. The Emperor seeing a child in a sledge, pushed forward by a nursery
maid, took the place of the servant and drove the sledge. Having amused himself
for about half an hour, more like a school-boy enjoying a holiday than an
Emperor, he left as quietly as he came. There were several fashionably dressed
English ladies among the skaters.
THE NEW KING'S SPEECH.
The Prussian Legislative Chambers
were opened on the 14th ult. by the King in person, who made a speech on the
occasion. He remarked that the relations between the great Powers had been made
more friendly by the personal meetings which had taken place among the
sovereigns; and expressed his regret that the steps taken by Germany for the
settlement of the question concerning the constitution of the German Duchies
under Danish rule had remained without any result. This question he
enmphatically declared Prussia, as well as the rest of Germany, felt it a
national duty to bring to a settlement.
The Moniteur contains the
following: "A letter from Berlin announces that, the recruiting, which does not
usually take place until the month of October, will this year commence in April.
This hasty mobilization is attributed to the events which may arise on account
of the complications with Denmark. It is not only at Berlin and in Germany that
the possibility of a conflict on account of the Duchies preoccupies the
attention of the public. In Denmark the same feeling prevails."
The Paris correspondent of the
London Herald writes: "The preparations going on in Prussia are believed to have
a far more serious cause than any apprehensions of a complication with
Denmark—that of war with 'the enemy,' which throughout Europe means the Emperor
of the French."
COURAGE OF THE YOUNG QUEEN.
A correspondent, writing from
Gaeta, says that the young wife of Francis II. is always to be seen in the place
of greatest danger. During the bombardment of the 24th and 25th of December, two
officers of her household were killed in the very room in which she was sitting,
by the explosion of a shell. Although the danger was imminent, the Queen did not
stir from her chair, and gave orders for the removal of the dead bodies in the
coolest possible manner. The Spanish Minister had also a narrow escape, for as
he was lying in bed he received the rather unpleasant visit of a round shot,
which smashed the washing-stand opposite.
ANNEXATION OF PORTUGAL TO SPAIN.
A late number of the Epoch, of
Madrid, has the following:
The English papers contain a
number of letters from Lisbon, which speak of the publication of pamphlets, the
object of which is to prepare the union of the Iberian peninsula as a necessity
of the new condition of Spain. It is useless to add that the English press take
good care to say that these projects meet with a terrible resistance in
Portugal, and that if any Power in Europe should favor them, England would
oppose it with all her might.
This news agrees perfectly with a
Lisbon letter, which says that a pamphlet is circulating in that capital,
favoring the annexation of Portugal to Spain. It is believed there that this
work, although printed in Paris, was originated in Lisbon, and that it
represents the ideas of a party of no mean influence.
DEMORALIZATION AT CONSTANTINOPLE.
A letter from Europe says: "A
young lady of my acquaintance has just returned from a six months' stay at
Constantinople. By her account nothing can exceed the fraud, personal danger,
corruption, and uncertainty that are seen daily on the banks of the Bosphorus.
This last summer one of the Sultan's wives went shopping, along with two eunuchs
to guard her, and she laughed a little and had a bit of ' chaff' with the
shopmen at one store. This was reported by the eunuchs, and the next morning she
was sent straight to the slave market, and sold to the highest bidder. One of
the daughters of the Sultan, by one of his numerous wives, was married, and the
husband not being the sort of a maul he was taken for, he was sent out fishing
one day, pitched overboard, and sent to Davy Jones. In three or four days
another husband was found fur the damsel: it is to be hoped he was Dior,
popular. All the male children of the Stilton's daughters are at once put out of
existence, as their presence might come time get up embarrassing claims to the
throne. Not unfrequently a young holy will be called for at the house where she
lives—an hour taken when her parents or guardians are out—and sent word in that
some one wants to speak to her. As it is in the daytime, she suspects nothing
and runs to the door. She is at once seized, gagged, and carried off by several
men, and never heard of again."
THE LOOT OF THE PALACE
A correspondent of the London
TIMES at Pekin says that the estimate of the property pillaged and destroyed at
the Emperor's summer palace exceeds 6,000,000 sterling. Every soldier who was
present is replete with the most valuable loot. Domestic articles in pure gold,
and gems of great value, are in possession of many of the men.