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mortally, and the thieves carried off the box of ACCOUNTS from California are always interest | gold, which they expected to contain two millions ing. Those received toward the beginning of last of dollars. Just then Capt. Garrison and some month were of terrible import. The Vigilance others came up and pursued them. The box deCommittees of San Francisco and Sacramento had layed them, whereupon they left it and fled. been hanging several men for robberies. Two Several were taken, and it was thought others men, named Whitaker and Mackenzie, had fallen would be caught. Two colored men, Summers into the hands of the San Francisco Committee, and Cromwell, of New York, were among those who prepared to bring them to punishment; but captured; two others were Dr. Berry, of Newthey were taken away by the regular authorities, Orleans, and Laban Manning, of Ilmois. These and the Committee then plotted to get them again and others are in prison. hy stratagem. After three days' confinement, these The Panama Railroad was progressing favorprisoners were taken, on Sunday, 24th of August, ably. The engineers expected to run a locomotive from their cells, to hear divine service in the jail to Gatoon by the 12th ult. of the city. Just as they had taken their places, A Woman's Rights Convention took place at the outer doors of the prison were burst open, Worcester, Mass., in the middle of last month. and a crowd of citizens, rushing in, seized Whit- Several ladies and gentlemen contended that aker and Mackenzie, and carried them out, in spite women did not occupy their proper position in of all resistance. At the same time, the bell of society; that custom and education conspired to the Monumental Engine Company began ringing, keep their natural powers in a state of nonand the people, who guessed or suspected the development. In the course of the proceedings, a nature of the signal, rushed in the direction of the letter was read from the “mannish Movia," Miss rooms of the Vigilance Committee. In a few | Martinean, the imeaning of which was that the minutes a carriage drawn by two gray horses women, instead of theorizing too much, should dashed impetuously into the midst of them, and choose certain avocations and lines of thought and in it sat the pale and terrified prisoners, with pis. life, and follow them ont. “The success of women tols at their heads. They were quickly carried in this way,” she said, “would determine the quesinto the Committee chambers, (the first story of tion of their fitness for those strenuous professions a large store,) and the enormous crowd waited in which now belong to men." Miss Martineau thinks a state of agitated suspense for the result. In that a short ante-marital application to any higher twelve minutes, the wooden doors of the store order of business will not have any worthy result; windows were thrown open, and several of the the calling or course of life should be followed on Committee appeared leading out the condemned to the end. She seems to put aside the marriage men. Two ropes were “reeved” to a pair of instincts very unceremoniously. But, indeed, unblocks above the opening, and the ends of these less women agree to do so, they can hardly choose being put round the necks of Whitaker and Mac- for themselves any better avocations and duties kenzie, the miserable men were pushed out and than those that now belong to them. The rearing suspended in the air, in sight of the agitated mul- of a young family is one of the noblest and most titude. After they had hung till life was extinct, sacred callings that a woman or an angel could the coroner was admitted to hold his inqnest. In be engaged in. Nothing so dignified as bringing Sacramento, also, a body of the citizens took the up the young immortals. Calculating eclipses, law into their own bands, and hanged a man whom haranguing from stumps or platforms, or bleeding the Governor had reprieved. At Monterey, Wil-patients in a hospital, are certainly not comparable liam Otis Hall, convicted of grand larceny, was to it. But if women generally abjure that bringmurdered in his cell, after the marshal of the ing up of the little immortalities, of course they prison had been gagged by five or six men in dis may turn their hands to any thing they please, guise. The latest accounts say that these execu- though then the question intrudes itself, “ How is tions have ceased, and that crime has materially the world to get along ?? “What about our posdiminished. The Illinois steamer lately brought terity ?" The female Convention should think of two millions in gold. The auriferons harvest con- this. We hope they are not going to abolish tinues undiminished. The quartz veins continue to maternity. be worked with great success. A disease had broken An immense coal-field has been surveyed in out among the Chinese resembling the cholera. Dr. Iowa. Dr. Owen, the geologist, says that between Wozeacraft, United States' Indian Agent, has been Johnson and Iowa counties an uplift of carbonibusy making treaties with the Indians of the mid- ferous sardstone is encountered. The entire area dle counties of the State, and nearly one hundred of this new coal-field is not less than 20,000 square clans or tribes have agreed to be peaceably miles, an extent nearly as large as the State of disposed towards the whites. The searchers are Indiana. He estimates the beds of coal to be 100 every where turning the rivers out of their beds, feet in thickness, and lying near the surface. The damming the streams and blasting the quartz beautiful river Des Moines runs through this large rocks in all directions. The prophecies of those coal-field. Seeing that we are not to have in any who said the gold of California would be quickly very great hurry the cheap fire which Mr. Paine exhausted seem to be very far removed from their and others have promised to obtain from hydrogen fulfilment.
gas, this coal discovery will have a highly beneA great robbery took place on the Isthmus ficial effect upon the machinery and manufactures lately. The specie train of the Pacific Company of the West; though it is not improbable that, in was set upon by robbers seven miles from Pa- time, coal will be entirely superseded as a means nama; three of the guards were shot down, two of combustion and heat.
Attempts have been recently made to remove I necting Boston with Montreal and Quebec. A the seat of government from Boston, and leave the message can be transmitted from the St. Lawrence beautiful State-House in the Common to be appro- to the mouth of the Mississippi in a couple of priated to some other purpose of general utility. | bours ! Last February it was ordered, in the House of The remains of a mastodon were lately discovRepresentatives, that a joint special committee be ered in Sussex county, N. J. They comprised a raised to consider the matter. The Senate agreed; tusk ten feet long, teeth ten inches long and weighand the report was in favor of removal. A series ing seven pounds each, and a fore-leg measuring of amendments and discussions followed, which three feet six inches from the fetlock to the knee. resulted in the failure of the resolve to obtain the Indian traditions say that the Delaware was forassent of the Legislature. The discussion will be merly haunted by these lacustrine enormities, and brought on again, and it is not improbable that that, after a time, they went westward. Their the seat of government will be shortly found some bones are often found in Ohio. The old stories of where in the neighborhood of Woreester.
dragons, hydras, unicorns, and so forth, may, after Rejoicings have been lately made for the open- all, have had their foundation in the traditionary ing of the Hudson River Railroad to Albany, which facts of remote generations. brings that city and New-York within three hours The Council of New Orleans lately petitioned to and a half of each other.
have a navy-yard erected at that port; but the Preparations are made to receive Kossuth with Secretary of the Navy says he thinks the service an enthusiasm second only to that which greeted does not require any additional yards just now. Lafayette in 1823. A subscription to raise Major Tochman, the Polish patriot, has com$100,000 wherewith to present him has been municated to the press at Washington the address spoken of, but as yet it proceeds rather slowly of Louis Kossuth to the United States of America. among the general population. The Germans will This address was written at Broussa, in Asia Minor, doubtless contribute con amore, but the only liber- in March, 1850, and was in the hands of Major ality of the rest of the community has been, as Tochman since February of this year. It was yet, exhibited by two traders, who paturally de- withheld, very naturally, till the liberation of Kossire to make their very large and handsome gifts suth had been determined on. It is an eloquent serve as a means of advertisement. Mr. Genin, spirit-stirring affair-full of all the most noble and the famous hatter, publicly offers $1,000, and An- elevating sentiments of liberty. In it he appeals derson, the Wizard, offers the produce of one of his to Americans as judges in the high court of Human necromantic noctes. These are excellent and Freedom—the highest court of appeal in the world; praiseworthy offers; but they prove how inti- and sets forth all his aspirations and policy in the mately the spirit of trade and commerce inter- attempt to liberate Hungary. He says Hungary penetrates the mass of our wealthy community. is not yet conquered; that he is still Governor of It is a good sign when motives of trade lead that nation; and, in a strain of fervent prophecy, men to the performance of good and generous he looks forward to a rising of the Hungarians actions.
and other nations, wbich will yet break the power Father Mathew bas lately been in New York of the despots in pieces. The style of Kossuth is for a few weeks, preparatory to his setting out for highly impassioned and poetical, such as best Europe. This distinguished philanthropist has appeals to men engaged in lofty and desperate administered the pledge to a vast number of his courses; but it is clear and vigorous, and overcountrymen in these States, and thereby conferred ruled by a sound and steady judgment. Kossuth a large benefit not alone upon the recipients but intends to leave his wife and children in England. upon society at large. The Hon. Henry Clay has This shows that his heart is in Europe, and that he suggested that a subscription be made to compen- will not stay long in America. His heart is in sáte the Rev. gentleman in some way for his great Hungary; and it is not improbable that he will services, and commenced it himself. Father Ma- soon take up his abode in London, and thence thew is a very poor man and a very good man; watch and excite as much as possible the chances but we are of opinion that if, instead of the virtue of revolution on the continent of Europe. Freeof an apostle, he had but a larynx capable of run-dom's struggles are not yet over there. Indeed, ning up a couple of octaves or more, he would it is probable that the bloodiest are about to begin. have a better charce of putting a small modicum Several French families have gone across to the of dust into his friar's wallet.
| English island of Jersey, fearing some outbreak in A telegraph line is at present in operation con-| France.
NOTE TO PORTRAIT OF GENERAL COOMBS.
We hoped to have been able to give, with the portrait of GENERAL LESLIE COOMBS, a biographical sketch ; but we have been disappointed, not receiving it in time for the present number. It will be an exceedingly interesting narrative, and we hope to give it in the next issue.
History of the Conspiracy of Pontiac and they of the nation down to the present time. The
War of the North American Tribes against the authoress, with great tact and admirable clearness English Colonies, after the Conquest of Canadı. of style, presents in a succinct form the principal By FRANCIS PARKMAN, Jr. Boston: Charles C. facts in the lives of these personages, illustrating Little and James Brown. London: Richard | their character and actions without tediousnessa Bentley.
or circumlocution. She has made a book both This is a truly valuable contribution to our his
interesting and instructive torical literature. It is a work of great original research into a “strange eventful history," prose- Naval Life; or, Observations both Afloat and on cuted with unwearied industry among the buried
| Shore. By W. F. Lynch, U. S.N. New-York: archives of governments, and through obscure Charles Scribner. 1851. private records of adventure ; and when we add Sketches of the lives and adventures of sailors to this, that the author, in order that nothing might
are probably, as a class, the most readable of all be wanting to a conscientious performance of his books. This one is exceedingly so, and will well task, spent much time by the camp fires and in the
repay perusal. Lieutenant Lynch is well known to canoes of the people who are the principal subjects the reading public by his narrative of the exploraof his work, that their character and habits might tion of the Dead Sea. be more effectually studied, we have indicated a book which should at least attract the attention of
The Ladies of the Covenant : Memoirs of Distinall intelligent readers. It will be found worthy of a place by the side of the famous histories of Mr.
guished Female Characters, embracing the period Prescott. Admirable in manner, and profoundly
of the Covenant and the Persecution. By Rev. interesting in the matter of it, no library should
JAMES Anderson. New-York: J. S. Redfield. be without it.
If the times, in Scotland, of which this volume
treats were literally those which tried men's souls, The Captains of the Old World, as compared with
these most interesting and instructive memoirs will the great Modern Strategists; their Campaigns,
show that for heroism, fortitude, and self-sacrificing Characters, and Conduct; from the Persian to
18: devotion to their faith and their duty, the gentler the Punic Wars. By Henry William Her
sex were no less worthy of the crown of glory than
their illustrious fathers, brothers and husbands. BERT. New-York: Charles Scribner. Although this is a work intended for popular
Watching Spirits. By Mrs. ELLET. New-York: circulation, it is a laborious and a learned one.
Charles Scribner. 1851. The subject will necessarily commend it to the
eral attention of the public; and when it is ob- Mrs. Ellet, in this elegant little work, has entered served that the author has gone to the original | a new field. Her graceful pen could have found sources for the information necessary to his design, no more fitting one. She has divided her subject it will be considered a work of excellent authority in the following manner: “Watching Spirits ;" on the subjects of which it treats. We hope that “The Ministry of Angels;" “ The Lessoning of the success of the present volume will encourage | Angels;" “ Elect Angels, or Angelic Relations to Mr. Herbert to carry out his intention of giving us the Work of Christ;" “ Departed Spirits ;'* Aposothers on " the Captains of Rome, the Captains tate Spirits.” The book is elegantly printed, and of the Eastern Empire, the Captains of the Bar- | iliustrated by fine engravings from pictures by the barians, the Captains of the Middle Ages, and the
the Middle Ages and the old masters. Statesmen and Orators of each of these periods in succession.” Such a series of works would be Margaret ; a Iale of the Real and the Ideal, dc. & most interesting and valuable addition to our
By the Author of Philo" and " Richard Edney literature, executed by a gentleman of such learn
and the Governor's Family.” Boston: Philing and taste. The volume before us is very
lips, Sampson & Co. elegantly gotten up by the enterprising publisher, and is illustrated by designs of the author's own
A revised edition of this remarkable book. drawing. The “Onset of Numidian Horse” is
Those who have not read it will be surprised at exceedingly spirited.
the remarkable genius displayed by the author.
Primitive New England scenes and characters Memoirs of the Queens of France, including a
drawn with singular vividness and individuality; Memoir of her Majesty the late Queen of the
at least, if not in accordance with our preconceived French, Marie Amelia. By Mrs. Forbes
ideas of them, are formed by the author into the Bush. From the second London edition, Phil
mot matter-of-fact background of a canvas whereadelphia: A. Hart, late Carey & Hart. Two
on are displayed the loveliest ideals of his fancy, volumes.
and through which he causes to gleam fitfully, an!
sometimes with an uncertain radiance, flashes of These are very graceful and interesting sketches poetry, moral teachings, and religious thoughts of the Queens of France from the earliest records wonderful for their boldness and power.
Episodes of Insect Life. By ACHETA DOMES of that kind of imagination and ingenuity which so
Third Series. New-York: J. S. Redfield. attracts boys in the original Gulliver. 1851. This volume completes the series of this beautiful, instructive and entertaining work. Having A Class Book of Chemistry, in which the Princialready expressed our opinion of its merits, we
ples of the Science are familiarly explained need only say that it is carried through by the and applied to the Arts, Agriculture, Physioauthor with the same spirit and vivacity, and that logy, Dietetics, Ventilation, and the most import- Mr. Redfield has accomplished his idea to make it ant Phenomena of Nature. For Schools and one of the most elegant series of volumes that has
Popular Reading. By EDWARD L. YOUMANS. * ever been issued from the American press.
New-York: D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway.
In our opinion this is the best, most practical
and useful manual of chemistry that has been pubMoral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims of Fran- lished. Most clear and concise in its arrangement,
cis, Duc de la Rochefoucauld. Newly Translated there are none who will not find it a most valuable
Posthumous Poems of William Motherwell
Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields. referred to, could not have fallen into better hands This selection, edited by William Kennedy, the for a new edition of them than Mr. Gowans”
. The friend and coadjutor of Motherwell, will be welmaxims of Rochefoucauld for shrewdness, worldly come to the many admirers of this Scottish bard. wisdom, and point of expression, are unsurpassed; It is issued uniform with his other works by the
not wholesome, however, in themselves, but re- publishers. pon quiring just such illustrations and modifications
from other writers as the publisher has introduced. A very complete catalogue of books of maxims is The Indications of the Creator; or, the Natural introduced at the end of the volume, which adds
Evidences of Final Cause. By GEORGE Taylor. to its value. The work is gotten up in very ad
New-York: Charles Scribner. mirable style.
A very well-written and sometimes eloquent
work. The author has grouped together very The Fall of Poland: containing an Analytical and sciences of Astronomy, Geology, Comparative Phy
admirably the great facts and principles of the a Philosophical Account of the Causes which siology, and Physical Geography; and, in a manner Conspired in the Ruin of that Nation, together deserving of great praise, deduced from them the with a History of the Country from its origin. doctrines they teach respecting their great CreaBy L. C. Saxton. New-York: Charles Scrib
tor and Sustainer. ner. 1851.
This is certainly a work executed with great Sunbeams and Shadows, and Buds and Blossoms. labor. There seems to be no subject that could hy any possibility be supposed to be connected with
By Georgie A. HULSE. New-York: D. Apple
ton & Co. the history of this unfortunate nation but what is elaborately discussed by the author; morality, lit This book, we should think, would be a great erature, political theories and religion, every thing, favorite with all lady readers. It is gay and yet is brought in. We trust the zeal and industry of pathetic, lightsome and yet sad. The authoress the author will be rewarded by communicating to wields a graceful pen, and paints characters with a large and appreciative audience the stores of no little skill. There is a fine undertone of reliknowledge he has so laboriously wrought up for gious sentiment and earnest feeling pervading the their benefit, that he may be rewarded for his whole, and elevating it above the ordinary novel. good intentions.
A Budget of Willow Lane Stories. By UNCLE
FRANK. New-York: Charles Scribner.
These are admirable little children's stories,
and beautifully illustrated. They are gotten up These fine little volumes we can highly com in just the siyle such things should be. The mend, both for their attractive form and beautiful stories are admirably adapted to their purpose of illustrations, as well as for the admirable manner instruction and amusement; and the embellishin which are blended interest and instruction for the ments, while they give delight to the eye of the juveniles, in their pages. The first named is full child, will cultivate it staste.