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That journal graceless youths. caught three or large shaved to the latest bodies a la Ze was Limner, who making "face'T p engagements On the 24th National, New Philadelphia. sotue time during of twelve new Celeste brings which she calls her charac we were in so put our boots left leg, and "neer kenned stepping upon took different the levee, towards the jti Go it, population have . for more immediately kites, and we great is the demand down trade. that people houses, close' their world be "Loafer" we find this Johnson, throws the Open more close Post boasts understand which returned paper, attainments: niy popcr woodihg 10 it non will yaunis as 1 that under Stan 1 has been in ibo for a 4Ur successful. but merely " He play wa Geo. W. as Mr. Parsons it, he should author, who r JCSTICK. Terrible Famine la India X ! The upper provinces of the Bengal presiden cj are said by the English despatches, to be in a scene of frig'htful misery and mortality. . On the 14 th April last 73,000 pining wretches of every age, class and sex were fed by bounty at Agra. The air for miles is poisoned with ihe stench arising from dead bodies, and the Jumna Jumna and Ganges are so choked up with them, thai men are kept constantly employed in pushing pushing them down the torrent. Neither the water nor fish of these rivers can be used. A "Famine "Famine Fund" has been established by the Europe an public in India, but it was found impossible to meet the necessities of the starving multitude. The July number of the Oriental 1 Ierald states that "starvation, disease and death are doing their work at Cawnpore, Muttra, Gualior and Delhi, while the wealthier natives look on with listlessness and unconcern' The pise woods in New Jersey have been burning to a most frightful extent. Millions' of property have been consumed. A space of 20 miles in length, by 14 in breadth, has been con. sumed and It is feared that a number of persona, persona, hemmed in by the flames, have perished. i The Secretary of War has refused 14. grant either volunteers or militia to Gen. Gaines,1 because because he doe9 not believe that the-Indiana the-Indiana the-Indiana design any hostility. The GeneTaT, however, believes eo, and accordingly left St. Louis on the 2d inst. with all the troops he could muster.1 1 . in Two fine ships of the largest class are now building at Alexandria, D. C. and are nearly completed. We should like to see the old "liel Haven" going ahead. She was a great town when, in our boyish days, we first rambled through her busy streets; but since that time her advance has been backwards. We learn from the Franklin Republican, that a duel with pistols took place in St. Mary's Psrish, on the 6th inst, in which both parties were wounded,' rather dangerously. h .1 h Considerable activity in the provision markeV at Cincinnati, on the 7:h inst. Flour, assorted brands, in demand, nt $6 a 6 50. Mess pork brisk, at $20. Dicon, hams, 10 a 12c: sides. 91 a 10c. Lard 11c. Whiskev. 411c. I 1 ". j ; The Philadelphia papers of the 7th instant announce the arrival in that city of Dr. Anson Jones, the Texinn "minister to this country. I The South American Republics on the Pacific Pacific are still in n great stew. Advices from Val-paraish Val-paraish Val-paraish are to the 18UV June. The U. S. schr. Doxer, Capt. Nicholson, was in those parts, and had rendered essential service in the protection of American commerce. The shin Congress. which brought the news to New brought S 150,000 in specie. York, so Six of the insurgents who were to have been executed at Toronto on the 31st ult, have been respited until the 1st of October. The negroes who murdered the two little children of J udge Mayes, of Virginia, have been tried and sentenced to be hung. ; Items for Ainos. In the Iberville Gazette of the 8:h, published at Plaq-iemine, Plaq-iemine, Plaq-iemine, (La.) we find the following: "Thk. Steamboat HnjiTsvirjE ajco the Mam. ! This boat arrived here on the morning ot Tnursdsy last, with the Mail on board, destined destined for'this place; nnd forsooth, because our Post Master did not make bis appearance at the landing, at the tune of her arrival, the mail was taken to IJajou Sara, a distance of 50 miles. Such conduct as this, on ihepartof the officers of the Iluntsvillc, deserves much reprehension. Our Post Master undoubtedly is clear of censure on that'head. It is not his place to leave his office, to wait for hours, hetore day, for the arrival of the mail ooal. It is out of the line of duty of all Post Masters to do so. How would Mr. Ker, the Post Master in N. Orleans, act in this instance, if he was our Post Master? The affair ought to be enquired into, by the Post MasterGeneral. It is evident, bv this trans action, that our people have been slighted and j that " Uncle .Sam's" money is uselessly squan- squan- i tiered, by making contracts with owners ot all such lioats." Of the circumstance meutioned above, we know nothing; but we take it for grantedfas true and, taking it as true, we blame neither the officers of the boat nor the Post Masters in this part of the country. The Post Master General, General, according to the view we take of the matter, matter, is the "yreat first cause" of all the irregularities irregularities aud evils, of every kind, with which the mail establishment is cursed. Time was, when things went on very differently when a mail ar- ar- rival oetiind time waa as rare an occurence, as an arrival in time is at present when the least neglect of duty was promptly visited with the penalties of the law and when the main object of ail concerned in the transportation and delivery delivery of letters and papers seemed to be, to serve their masters, the public. Now, how changed! The wishes and the rights of the people are trampled trampled under foot the public convenience is utterly utterly disregarded by the public servants and even the solemnity of official oaths is forgotten as if they were all a mockery. j We have said that Amos Kendall is to blame. We repeat it. He knows it is a common thing for steamboats to pass by towns, for which tfaey have mails, without delivering them. He must I know it. lor it is of so frequent occurrence. we ' l,nv. tn ;i lnn. n.,i.ji., .i i i oiu, ; nave ucaru mat nenas ueen in me onse-hate onse-hate onse-hate feen it done repeatedly along ihe Ohio hv. . r i iot v..i. u:.u T er, aurin? ni aqiti nisi mi inn, K.u i a Kendall and of Mej. Barry; and if not done ac . . uviu vi niiius cording to orders from Washington, such acts are at least done through die connivance of the Post Master General or his agents. In either case, the Chief, and not the subaltern, deserves all the blame." On hia hnad let public censure na pattbc mdixnauoo falL The Nejro Toni'ana the AbolittbaUti - ;. . i-nrtner i-nrtner i-nrtner intelligence. ' In yesterday' paper we gave some particu- particu- larsof. theft committed in New York by' a , . x, t o r f :, slave belonging to Mr. J. P. Darg, of this city, and of his subsequent concealment by the free jiegroes and Abolitionists. As it is a subject of great public interest, we give full particulars below, copied from the New York Express of the 7th insU Mr Barney Corse, the individual charged with receiving the money stolen from- from- Mr. J. P. Darg by his slave, Tom Hues, and of aiding in the escape of the felon, was yesterday brought up for examination, and declined answering any questions, lie was requireu to give oau in me sum of $5,000 for his appearance for trial. A colored man named David Ruggles, was yesterday arrested, on charge of aiding in the escape and concealment" of the negro Tom. This Ruggles, our readers will remember, is the person who has made himself-so-conspicuous himself-so-conspicuous himself-so-conspicuous himself-so-conspicuous himself-so-conspicuous in several slave cases of late. The examination of Ruggles was begun about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and was not brought to a close till about nine in the even- even- inir. which necessarily compels us to be more brief in the report of the case than we could would prefer the liberation of the slave to re-wish, re-wish, re-wish, considering the importance of its charac- charac- ceiving $1000 reward, j Witness recommended '? ter. The first witness called was : . that the slave should come forward and confess, John P" Darg, who stated the circumstances to his master, his crimes, and refund the mo- mo- connected with the robbery and escape of the ney, and that doubtless he would then liberate i slave. ! tim-i tim-i tim-i ! i ' 1 ' : .-j .-j Mrs. Amaranth Darg called. Witness is the Horace Dresser called Knows nothing oT wife of John P. Darg, arrived in this city from Corse's going to Albany saw Ruggles at the , Arkansaw about two weeks since, and look Sun office, who expressed his belief that not 5 lodgings with Mr. D.'s father in Varick street, more than $700 had ! been stolen. Witness's The slave Tom Hues was a, house servant, and calling at the Sun office was merely by chance 3 kept and carried all the keys, and had the key saw Ruggles there as- as- he was passing and i of the trunk, from which the monev was taken, on a chain with a key of his own trunk. These keys were found after the robbery on a bed in an upper room. The money witness counted over about 3 o'clock in the afternoon of last Saturday week, and between 8 and 9 in the evening it was missing, as was also the slave Tnm. : ThPH wai SQ 000 in hank notes : first saw Ruggles on Friday or Saturday last he think it is not illegal to get a slave away from-called from-called from-called to see about Tom's clothes said Tom his master and conceal him. . had started for Canada; had been told so by a John Mi Hi!l called Resides at 604 Water-yellow Water-yellow Water-yellow boy, to whom Tom had confessed that street don't know the slave Tom have seen he took the money. : a man named Mr. Hughes, a mulatto, not 30 Cross-examined Cross-examined Cross-examined by Ruggles. Did say that years of age came into my yard on Tuesday the boy had seen Tom that he had at first 'ast with another man, who asked leave for .... L ? . . V M C ... iinnu iKa man nronf' said he did not believe such money wasstoleri, but he now believed it that Mr. Corse would soon overtake him, as he had but little current mony about him, and therefore he would travel very slow; asked Ruggles why he wanted the clothes if Tom was gone to Canada did not say why Mr. Corse was following him. Arthur Tappan called. Knows Ruggles, the prisoner never had any conversation with him about Tom, nor heard any other person con verse with him has no knowledge where the money is, except what he read in the Express newspaper of this morning never saw the clave Tom, nor ha9 any knowledge where he has been since he left Mr. Darg. Setb. W. Benedict called. Resides in Riving-ton Riving-ton Riving-ton st., and has a publishing office at 43 Nassau Nassau 6t. knows Ruggles as the publisher of the paper called the "Mirror of Liberty" and other, prints had a conversation with him thinks it was the morning after the advertisement ap peared in the f Sun probably spoke to him since; if so, it was at my office; Ruggles never said he knew where the slave was, or that he had any information relative to where he might be found. Ruggles said de did not believe any money had been stolen; never saw the slave Tom; witness called on several persons to inquire inquire if they knew any thing about the case ; asked Dr. Hitter if he knew; witness felt much dissatisfaction that any of his society should have interfered in the matter, as there was danger danger of getting them into difficulty, besides injuring injuring the cause. George C. Cammell, (colored) called. Lives at 155 Christie street; know nothing of Ruggles, Ruggles, never saw him till since he came into Court; was not summoned as a witness and came only from curiosity; never saw the slave Tom; havn't seen Ruggles for 2 months; don't go to the same church as Ruggles nor much to any other; am none of your "praying ones;wa I go to sea. ! Augustus W. Hanson, (colored) called. Lives in Africa when at home; have been in New York about 3 months ; never came here before; was educated in England, where he resided resided 9 years; have no profession; am about to accept the agency of the Vigilance Committee; came here as a passenger; am acquainted with Ruggles, have no property; ana not connected with the Abolition Society; am to be the Financial Financial agent of the Committee ; Committee is no Society; its title is the " New York Vigilance Committee;" anv to have no salary, but a commission commission for services ; the business of the Society Society is to seek out slaves who come from the South, and give them aid and protection. Ruggles resides at 35 Dcy street ; have known him about 2 weeks ; have not seen Hues nor any person I suspected was him ; don't know where he has been since he left his master ; never conversed with Ruggles about the money or about Tom ; don't know who published an article in the Sun; never saw the article, and know nothing of the case except what I learned learned from the Express this morning; would aid any person who was a slave to get away. William P. Johnson, called. Know nothing about the case; have not yet conversed about it; have known Ruggles for 1 3 years; go to the same church. ro aunderland called. ever saw slave j cupied by a family of colored people named Ward'. ' . i Mosos Y. Beach called Am conductor of the Sun newspaper, have known Ruggles some time have conversed with him about the slave case he came to the Sua office to have an article, article, signed by himself, copied ' from the Ame-ican,-told Ame-ican,-told Ame-ican,-told Ame-ican,-told Ame-ican,-told him such aa article ought xteTer to - l - f appear Injany papef-ltold papef-ltold papef-ltold him it would iam$ mwvt u wry prrsisieu m naroonng a thief Jij Buggies expressed his doubt that the money ever stolenhe ; speke about finding the l money if the slave could be set free came asaia r afterwJard9 with Mr. Cor$e anJ Mj Dres R Ruggles said he had heard a person say; who- who- 3 had seen the slave,-that slave,-that slave,-that not more than $600 or 'uy naU been stolen: Witness assured them P at was returned, the slave should. be set free, and receive besides $1000. Thev went away, and Ruggles afterwards called and "pressed his satisfaction that the money had been stolen, as alleged, but said they were get. tin int train to recover it, and there was no doubt the; would get it. Understood they to f to mean Corse, Dresser and Ruggles. Some- Some- 5 """ uuisc a gomg 10 Aioany, with a man who knew where the money was, : an that it could'nt be got without Corse went after it that Corse did go to Albany with "the man that knew," who j dragged him about the : city and at last leaving him for a few minutes, returned with $1025 j in his hands. Corse thought this all "gammon," and that he had f' bee" on a mere " wild goose chase," and be- be- f licved that the man had the money in his pocket flH the time from leaving New York. While f n the office Ruggles said several times he went in. j A. I W. Hanson re-called re-called re-called The Vigilance 1 Committee consists of five persons thinks the name of one is Brown, another Higgins, ano- ano- l ther Johnson, and Ruggles; is not certain wit? J ness is not yet in the employ of the committee - f the preliminaries were to have been arranged. f ; to-day to-day to-day but for the occurrence of this difficulty mm w amy wciea icw uvuio uw ui away, and Mr. Hughes stayed till candlelight, when some one called and look him away don't know who the man was, understood he was from the country witness is a turner by trader knew Tom was suspected of t having running away with himself"--am himself"--am himself"--am himself"--am not a member member ef the Vigilance Committee have assisted several runaway slaves, and will always do so; twill shelter and piotcct any stranger, whether white or black, bond or tree they are all bre- bre- thren to me. Tom told witness he was a slave "ora mew wneansj una iu m uiusic -w -w town, somewuerc, uui ue uiu in uun street, as he couldn't read family consists of wife, an elderly lady, named Keith, and niece, Rosa Hill, who had come with witness the same Jay from Connecticut. " Dr. Daniel E. Stearns called Saw Ruggles at the Sun office on Tuesday morning, took him aside and gave him my card, expressed my regret regret to him that they were pursuing such a course, as it would tend to injure the cause. The remainder of this j witness's testimony is a mere repetition of the story of the trip to ; Albany, Albany, and therefore uninteresting. ! James Ward (colored) called Saw Tom-once Tom-once Tom-once and understood him to be Mr. Darg's slave my wife washes for Mr. D, and Tom came for his master's handkerchief had no talk with him, and know nothing of the affair, except except that the officers broke open my house' and made search for Tom at 12 o'clock at night. Barney Corse recalled By instructions ot his counsel, Mr. Wetmore, declined answering the question : Who went with you to Albany when you went after the money 1 had conversation conversation with Ruggles on the morning the advertisement advertisement appeared in the paper had oi ce or twice since conversed with him met him in the street the day after, also one day this week; think it was Monday or Tuesday bas al no time given vjitness information relative to Tom" never saw him with money in his handswas with him at the Sun officew ent there to inquire about the loss got the first money money on Saturday and Sunday last in Albany the sum was $1025 declines answering where he got the second sum gave the $1025 to Mr. Darg immediately on his arrival in the city Ruggles gave no information relative to where the money might be found don't know who sent Tom Hues to Mr. Hill on Tuesday last declines answering whether he saw Tom on that day don't know where any of the money money is which has not yet been restored have never said he knew where the money was declines declines saying who promised to inform him where it was received from Mr. Darg a memorandum memorandum of. the numbers of the stolen notes have not now got it the poUce officers took it from him at the time of his anest never had any other list, except what was in the newspaper newspaper declines answering when he last saw Tom.) ' : M J, 'J . Cross examination. Went with Ruggles to Mr. Dafg's when the $ 1025 was paid Ruggles went for the purpose of apologizing to Mr. Darg for tfte publication which had appeared in the-papers the-papers the-papers over his signature. David Ruggles, on examination, stated that his age was 25, he .resided at 36 Lispenard street, born' in Lyme, Connecticut, is editor of the "Mirror of Liberty.'! Declines answering any question relative to the slave Tom, or his knowledge of his concealmenU l Ruggles was required to find hail in 53000 for his appearance for trial, and, complying with, which, he was liberated. A destructive fiie occurred in Crawfordsville Geo., on the 9th inst. "The amount lost is not tated. 1 a 1 U

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  2. 15 Sep 1838, Sat,
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