The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on June 3, 1837 · 2
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events just described, when the Omaha nation was made joyous with the appearance, of Split Cloud. He was followed by his foreign wife, whom lie had twice snatched from destruction, and who now repaid him with the smiles of two young braves, peering over each of her should-ers, from beneath the ample folds of a new scarlet blanket. , ,. THE SUN. BALTIMORE, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1837. The hackney carriage rates established by the commissioners do not take effect until the first of July ensuing. As far as we have heard an expression of opinion on the subject, the rates are considered much ido high. Bait. Amer. The American is right in what it says about the prices affixed by the commissioners, and, we add, that we have not heard a man speak on the subject, who has not condemned the rates without hesitation. They are about fifty per cent, higher Uxan those of any o'Jier city of the Union, and at least one hundred per cent, in advance of those demanded in Paris and London. That a reduction should take place, appears to be the common expression of the public voice. It is not. our province to find fault, however, since we are glad that rates of some kind have 'been established, so that a "Roman citizen" may know about how much he is to pay for the convenience of a hack. There has been a deal of imposition in this business ; and we will state an instance, by way of illustration. A gentleman, a friend of curs, informs us, that he was the last year on his way to New York from Washington, accompanied by his wife. He stopped , at Bar-Hum's for the night, and the next morning prepared to depart for the north. Having paid his till, he called for a hack, and found one promptly at the door. Having often been spunged by hack-men, he had the curiosity to ask the driver how much Ire should charge for the conveyance of himself, lady, and baggage to the Philadelphia steamboat. Two dollars, was the ready reply. The gentleman protested against so exorbitant a demand, and determined that he would walk to the boat, and employ a porter to take his baggage. It was near the time for the boat to depart ; and, besides this, it rained quite fast. The gentleman could not find a porter, nor was there among all the hack men who loitered around Earn urn's, a man who would budge short of two dollars. The lady was somewhat unwell no time was to be lost, and the gentleman found himself obliged to assent to the hackman's exorbitant demand. He placed his lady and himself in the carriage, paid the fellow in advance to avoid delay at the boat, and supposed that all his difficulties were at an end. But he was disappointed. The baggage consisted of two leather trunks, and a carpet bag. The hackman swore he never engaged to carry but one, and would not budge an inch, unless he was paid fifty cents extra. Not a moment was to be lost the boat would be off in five or ten minutes, and the gentleman had to submit to the imposition, or remain in Baltimore another day. Business rendered his arrival in New York on the following day indispensable, and he was from sheer necessity, compelled to submit to an imposition but little better than highway robbery. This is but a single case. We doubt not others could be cited; and though the commissioners have affixed the rates too high, we are glad that something has been done towards the establishment of a land mark. Later from Europe. A passenger who sailed from Havre on the 13th of April, in the ship harlerr)agrie, was off Montaug Point, east end of Long Island, on Wednesday. A passenger got on board a fishing smack, and proceeded to N. York, where he arrived on Thusrday. By him the New York editors are informed that the ship has a number cf cabin passengers, and 161 in the (lecragc. , No important event had occurred, sub-)ucnt to our previous dates, which were Paris I 5th April, and London 17th.' No papers were b.ouglit by this passenger. The ship is not yet announced by the telegraphy Salvage, It is stated in the Evening Post of Thurnd.iy, that the case of the brig Baltimore and Cirgo, which struck on the Conch Reef, Key West,' on the night of the 5th of May, was brought up in t'aci Admiralty Court, Key West, on the IGth tilt. The total value of the property sold, as shown by the sale, was $.3,945 76 in gross ; from rhich $1507 was deducted for duties, and $200 ether charges, leaving the nett proceeds 83,242, on which a salvage of GO per cent was awarded. The appraisement of the cargo of the ship . Maria is not completed. The banks of Detroit, and the Bank of Wash-tenaw and bank of Ypsilanti, in the Bame state, bave suspended specie payments. A controversy, which must be regarded as somewhat unfortunate, is now being carried on in the American Baptist church, and threatens to lead to results that should bo avoided if possible. As a matter of general intelligence, we will state the facts of the case, without intending, however, to interfere in the controversy. It seems, that by order of the American Baptist Society for Foreign Missions, the Bible was sometime since translated to the Burman language, by missionaries acting under the patronage of that institution; and the Greek word "laptizo" was render, edsoas to read "immerse," or "I immerse." To sustain the expense of this translation, the American Bible Society was called on for pecuniary assistance, which was yielded; but, when the Society discovered that a positive construction had been placed on the word laptizo, which admitted of no qualification, thus in fact innovating on the translation effected by order of King James of England, at Hampton Court, and which, for the last two hundred years and upwards, has been received as the only legitimate version of the Bible, it withdrew its aid, and refused to recognize the Bible of Burmah. , As soon as this fact was announced, the American ..Baptists, in Convention at Philadelphia, took up the subject; and, after an animated discussion of some days succeeded by a small majority of votes, in adopting a resolution declaratory, of the necessity of estiblishing an Am. Baptist Bible Society, to stand distinct from all others. A society was immediately instituted and organized, for the express purpose of publishing the Bible in Burmah, with the word baptize rendered " to immerse." It i3 understood that a majority of the churches in New England, if not a majority of the Baptist denomination in the country, is opposed to the measure, 'and it is feared that the subject will create a schism in that respectable body of Christians. The Rev. Dr. Wayland, who may be regarded as the head and leader of the Baptists of the north, opposed the project with great ability, I as did many other divines ; but all without effect Thus rests the matter for the moment. Error Corrected. In the police report published in this paper yesterday, there were some material errors committed by the reporter, in consequence of the disadvantageous seat he held in the court room. It is not' correct, that Mr. Edwards owed a debt to Hoffman, which led to the difficulty. The debt was owed by Mr. Cooke, the friend of Mr. Edwards, and Mr. Edwards became involved in the affair by attempting to keep Messrs. Cooke and Hoffman asunder at the time they came in collision. Our reporter was also incorrect in saying that the court imposed a fine on Mr. Edwards. It was imposed on Mr. Hoffman, who commenced the first act of aggression. This correction is due to Mr. Edwards, and is made with the same cheerfulness that will always actuate U3 when we commit an unintentional error. The committee appointed by the last legislature of Pennsylvania, to inquire into the evils of factory labor, after a session of two weeks in the city of Philadelphia, have adjourned to meet in Pittsburgh on the 8th inst. The objects had in view by those who started thi3 course of investigation, are of paramount interest to humanity; and it is to be hoped that the committee will not make a report till it has fully investigated and . exposed all the abuses, if any there arc, which now exist in the factory system. The manufacturer surely cannot object the interest of the employer and the employed of parent and child, demand it, and we hope that a full investigation will be had. ' Pardon for Murder. Betsey Van Hocson alias Betsey Carter, convicted of murder at the last Court of Oyer and Terminer at Hudson, N. Y., and sentenced to be executed on the 2d inst., has had her sentence commuted to imprisonment for life in the state prison. A correspondent of the New York Times suggests, as a means of effectually preventing steamboat racing, that in every case, in which death ensues as a consequence of such racing, the steamboat in which it occurred be forfeited to the state. ' ' ' ' The laying of the corner-stone of the Asbury University (Ind.) is to be celebrated at Grecncas-tie, on tho 20th inst., on which occasion an address will be delivered by the Rev. Henry B. Bascom. ' Fifty-sii vessels and 730 Bottlers had arrived at Queboc the present season to tho 16th ult. The population of Portland, Ma., is rising fifteen thousand la 1630 it was 12,601. Aovel Invent ion. The New York Sun discourses of a new "printing machine, recently invented and now in operation in New York. According to tho Sun, this extraordinary invention enables a person to print off any length of paper (both sides at the same time,) that may be required for any number of copies of a work or a public journal, without a single stop, and without the assistance of any person except one to put in the rags at the extremity of the machine. The work comes out entire and complete. This wonderful operation is ' effected by the placing of the types on stereotype plates on the surface of two cylinders, which are connected with the paper making machinery. The paper, as it issues from the mill, enters in a properly moistened state between the rollers, which are evenly inked by an ingenious apparatus, and emerges in a printed form. The number of copies can be measured off by the yard or mile, according to the demand, or according to the supply of the " raw material." The work, which is exhibited as a specimen from this piess is Robinson Crusoe, and consists of one kuridred and sixty duodecimo pages. The whole labor of wetting down the paper, the hands required to put it into the Napier press and take it out, the trouble of effecting perfect register (which is often impossible) are all dispensed with in this machine. The bible could be printed off, and almost disseminated among the Indians in one continuous stream of living truth. All that' is necessary (says the Sun) for a man to do on going into the paper mill, is to take off his shirt, hand it to the devil who officiates at one extremity, and have it come out Robinson Crusoe at the other. We should like to exchange some of our old shirts in this way, as we cannot afford the expense during these hard times of getting them washed. Mr. Thomas French, the inventor, is from Ithaca, and is now in New York. , A serious riot took place on Tuesday evening at South street wharf, Philadelphia, in which a large number of persons were implicated. It appears that several laborers were engaged at somewhat lower terms than had been previously paid, but still at a price that perfectly satisfied the employed. While they were working on the wharfi a strong force of other laborers attacked and beat them severely, and finally compelled them to desist from their occupation. One man, a German, with a large family, is supposed to have been drowned during the affray, as he has not since been heard from. The New York Evening Post of Thursday has the following ; and it must be confessed that it is not calculated to enliven our hopes. Stock3 have still further declined to-day, but very little is done. The Charlemagne from Havre brings discouraging news. Cotton has fallen, and a large stock on hand. ' We learn that the Liverpool, London, and Havre packets, which sail to-day, take out about $400,000 in specie". This is unofficial the official reports are les3 than 150,000. The market is drained of doubloons and Mexican dollars. . On Wednesday night about 9 o'clock, the steam tow boat Pennsylvania, Capt. Rutherford, when off Thompson's Point, Delaware river, run down the schooner First Consul and sunk her. The captain and crew were saved with difficulty. Capt. R. states that the accident was unavoidable. Accident. Wc learn from Briggs' Boston Bulletin, that on Monday morning, Mr. Thomas Bruce, a man in the employ of Mr. Thomas L. Rayner, slater, fell from the roof of a three story building in Dover street, and was so much hurt that he died soon after he was taken to the, hos pital. Curiosity. A gentleman of New York has lately received a present of the body of a fish, in a state of crystalization, from the rocks of Black river, in the north of New York. It is about five inches long, and perfect, with the exception of about half an inch of the tail. The late cold rains about Boston may be advantageous, it is thought, to the hay crops, but much of the wheat is rotted, and the corn has had in many cases to bo planted a second time. . The ship Sarah and Caroline, Capt. Steele, of Boston, struck on a rock at tho entrance of the bay of St. Francisco, West Coast of Africa, the last of February. Her cargo wa caved. The Manchester Fusileers (Mississippi) have a cannon that once belonged to the pirate Lafitte. Thornton F.Rigly was recently killed at Irville, Ohio, wblkj cutting down a tree. f Reported tor Hie Sun.J CITY COURT, Saturday, May 27. 1837. Present; Justices Nesbitand Worthington. A woman forcibly ejected a tenant-at-will, and in the process, committed an assault and battery and deprived her antagonist ot a goodly quantity of the hair of her head. The caso presented a very aggravated aspect. The whole transaction, from beginning to end, was undoubtedly the result of a defective education and unfortunate associations. There, was another case of alleged assault and battery, with intent to kill. The parties to it were a couple of very handsome white women, (Americans,) who, to their discredit, displayed less embarrassment when before the court, than should have been expected from delicate females. They had threatened each other's lives, and were but little calculated to win the admiration of any one, notwithstanding both were decidedly handsome. The war between them appeared to have originated in sheer jealousy; it was a war similar to that which raged between Roxanna and Stnti-ra, and which elicited from the lips of the latter an eloquent and a well known apostrophe. " How meek is woman ! at the storm she shrinks, Dreads the drawn sword, and trembles at the thunder ! But if fierce jealousy inflame her soul, The sword may glitter and the tempest roar. She scorns the danger and provokes hr fate !" In both the cases here referred to, tho Court imposed small fines,' and gave the parties suitable admonition. There was one other case df assault and battery. It was registered on complaint of a free ncgress, who charged one of her neighbors with inflicting a wound in her side, and with otherwise maltreating her. When the case was called, the negress had no witnesses to sustain the complaint, and it was laid aside. To the Editors of the bun. Dear Sirs You are so closely engaged and attentive to your business, that you never visit other parts of the city than where your office is located ; else, I am confident, you would before this, have remarked how vexatiously annoyed strangers are, by some three or lour beggar girl and boys, who usually stay about Barnum's steps. It makes no difference with them, who you are with : if accompanied with a lady, so much the better. They instantly commence in as fast a whine as possible their piteous request : " please give me a cent or two to buy some bread, my poor mother is sick, and my little brother fell in the fire and burnt himself, and is not able to do any thing, please give me something." When a man's sympathy is obliged to be be awakened, and out goes a levey, to show our fair companion how generous we arc, and what noble u-id disinterested feelings we have for the unfortunate but joking aside it is too annoying to be borne, and the city authorities ought to interfere and take up the little vagabonds. Yours truly, - Remark. Wc have often noticed the nuisance of which our correspondent complains, and on more occasions than one, have been tempted to bring it before the public But, when we have fully contemplated the condition of the little vagabonds, and supposed it possible that they were meritorious objects of charity, our hearts have relented and silenced our anger. But, on Monday night, we had some evidence of the unworthiness of the avarice of the little rascals. As we were standing on Barnum's steps, waiting for a gentleman, one of the, barkeepers went out, and directed the juvenile beggars to be off. They decamped, but in a moment were back again. Seated again on the steps, they commenced a tirade of abuse, in an under tone, of " old Barnum," as they called the landlord, and one of the younger ones said to an older sister in iniquity, " I've got but a dollar as yet I'll be if I go way till I get a dollar and a quarter, for 'old Barnum' or any body else." Tho speech silenced all our sympathies. ' ' The New Orleans Picayune of 26th May, announces the receipt of intelligence from Vera Cruz, of the arrest of Santa Anna, by the orders of Bustamente, to be conveyed to the city of Mex-ico for trial and probable execution, on the charge of mismanagement of the war in Texas. He was seized by a party of cavalry, on the 7th inst. Dates from Vera Cruz to the 12th of May have been received in New York, and as they do not make any mention of the arrest of Santa Annat it is most probable that this story is destitute or foundation. . ' ; Mr. Webster. A gentleman from the East, now on a visit to Kentucky, writes to a Philadelphia paper of yesterday, in a letter dated at Lexington, as follows : " To-day Mr. Webster receives his friends at the Court House, at 11 A, M. ; and at 3 P. M, he receives the compliment of a public dinner. Mr. Clay, Goy. Poindextcr, and several other distin. guished gentlemen will probably attend, and I anticipate a rich banquet of intellect and wit. Sales of Stocks in New Yorki Juno 1st 150 shares U. S. Bank, cash 1011-2 -28 do. 102-150 do. 5 days 101. . t The rumor that Gen. Macomb was going Minister to France is denied in, the Army, and Navy Chronicle. . . ' '; , t Navy Board of .Examination. Midshipmen Wainwright and Brazier paused yesterday. 1

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