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DI IOCRATIC PIOMR K 11 O Mr. D. J. Hill, Argus Office, Norfolk, Va., i authorized to receive subscriptions, &e for the ... Pioneer axtd receipt for the same. He will also i . forward any larors from our Norfolk friends inten- t' . ddfc'jpublieation in this paper. ' ' Gnh William Thompson, S. E. corner ef Baltimore and South sts., is. authorized to receive ad-Tertiietuents for the Democratic Pioneer in the city f Baltimore, and receipt for the payment of tbt tame. " . tSf Volwzt B. Palmer is, authorized to re-tive adTeftisements for the Democratic Pioneer ' ia New York, Philadelphia and Boston, and receipt for the payment of the same. '" ..:.rr-,-: " . TUE3PAY MORNING, NOV. 12, 1850. NAG'S HEAD CONVENTION. This body assembled in Edenton on Thursday; last. We have not received the jfficial proceedings ; but learn that the attendance of delegates was thin, x and that little was done. Cjoh' Joyner ."' (the President,) not being invattendance, . John .II. Lcary, Esq., president A com-r mittcc was appointed to visit Raleigh .. and petition the Legislature to pass resolutions favorable to the execution of the work by. Congress; and another to pro-! cure the engraving of an old map of the ' . Inlet, for circulation.- Funds were raised for the purpose. The body was, we learn, animated by a fine spirit, and ad-" journied to meet again at Plymouth, in c May next. - m j ( NO PROCLAMATION YET. .'j The agitation on the subject of the fugitive slave; law continues to rage at the North with unabated fury, and "no "man" knoweth what a day may bring forth !" The storm may at1 any time burst forth the law is set jat defiance. A rumor was circulated that President i Fillmore had issued orders placing the 1 U. S, troops and naval forces at the dis- I posaj of the Marshals ; but the report " turns"'oriito be unfounded no proclam-N atiohi has been issued. He was very prompt to issue one in the case of Texas," where we maintain he had no authority; but now, in a case about which there is no question, .this conscientious President ' permits anarchy to run riot, and interposes no obstacle.to the onward march . of fanaticism. It is true some of hisad- - herents say he will do so but when ? . After all the mischief has been done ? .aftej; blood has been shed ? If he ever ' intends to interpose' the strong arm of j Government to enforce the laws of the 1 country, now is the time. He sees the danger. Dare he deal with his North-! em friends as summarily as he threat-V . ened to do with the South ? We shall see whether he has the nerve and patriotism to'do justice to all,' without regard to considerations of pax -ty c section. The Norfolk Argus. -This enterprising paper comes to us in a new and : improved drbss, which, as its editor truly says, 'in point of typographical and mechanical finish, will compare favora-' bly with any journal in -that State." It , is indeed a beautiful sheet, and well worthy the patronage of the public. Smi-Weekly Standard. Brother Holden seems resolved to keep up with the spirit of the age. He has sent us ; the first No. of the semi-weekly Stand- ( ardj which is well worthy of general pa troiiage. He has been doing yeoman's service with his weekly; with the semi-weekly we may confidently expect . increased enersv and a wider field of operations. The, terms of the semi . weekly ane iour dollars per annum, in - ' advance, or within the first month : four dollars and fifty cents if payment be delayed six months ; and five dollars if not paid within six months from the time of subscribing. - i Our European Correspondence. . We lay before our readers this morning , ! extracts from a highly interesting letter from Rome. It is due to the fair author that we should state that she no more dreamed of 'being published' than of being swallowed up in4he volcanic jaws of'jMount Vesuvius ; buti her previous effusions having been so generally read and admired, we could not refrain from "taking the responsibility" of spreading these extracts before the public, by whom ' they will doubtless be read with as muchJ interest asly ourself. . " The Hon. Horace Mann has been thrown overboard by the Whigs of the eighth Congressional District of Massa chusetts, and a Mr. Welley nominated in his stead. The reason assigned for this action is that Mr. Mann will not be as efficient a Free Soiler as Mr. Welley. iO A correspondent of the Edenton Bulletin says there is a girl nowj living in, Tyrell county, less than eleven years ; old, whose weight will exceed one hun dred and eighty pound I flt The Edenton Bulletin "learns tha a ! meeting oi tne larmera oi ijnowan i mt i. i -i i j. county ism contemplation, the object and purpose of which is to adopt reso- Iutions binding the several parties not to . purchase any articles which may have ' been brought here from any place North of'Baltimbre." j - I The Virginia Reform (Convention "lave adjourned -to the first Monday in -January, for the purpose of enabling the Auditor ,to furnish them with the census returns, so that they may nave me mos reliable data on which to proceed. SOUTHERN RIGHTS MEETING IN WILMINGTON. A meeting of the citizens of Wilmington and New Hanover county was held last week lor the purpose of "taking into consideration the course necessary to be pursued by them in the present aspect of national affairs." Among the resolutions adopted was one tendering thanks to Messrs Ashe, Clingman, Daniel and Venable, representatives fn Congress from this Statr, and another, which deserves especial attention, as follows : - Resolved,' That pplicy, particularly at this - time, requires that the Southern States shouldtake immediate steps to establish a Commercial Marinexand such a direct trade with Europe as will render them, independent ; of Northern Merchants, Manufacturers and Ship owners. The importance of this - suggestion cannot be overestimated, 'and the policy of "establishing a commercial marine, and such a direct trade with Europe as will render us independent of. Northern merchants, manufacturers and ship-owners," is commended by everyconsidera-tion of self-respect and interest, whether our relations with the North are con- tinued or not. - What necessity is there for our paying tribute to other States,, when the exercise of a proper spirit of energy and enterprise would redound so much to our ovm interest and prosperity, and cause thrifty cities to spring up in our midst? , But it is particularly incumbent upon us at this time, ' when the North is doing all in her power to break us down and make us mere "hewers of L. Dayton, the present Whig anii-fugi-wood and drawers of water".1 for her tive-slave law" Senator. Hurrah for the rich lordlings. Southern men should Tesolve never to buy at the North an ar i ticle which may be manufactured' or purchased -at homer: Let us adopt this policy any how i and our aggressors will be made to feel our importance, and acknowledge their dependence upon us. The "Old North State"; is in high dudgeon at our retort upon his insidious attack upon ourself the shoe seems to pinch.. His flounderings are arlea.t amusing, if nothing more; and in the ab- sence of a circus or menagerie, formances will serve to keep off the "blues" this cold audibly weather- izzly for he plays "such high fantastic tricks" as cannot fail to excite a smile (of mirth or contempt) in the countenance of every beholder. . j This editorial pettyfoeser charges us with having asserted "that we Cthe 'Old North State') -are endeavoring to excite 0 : sectional jealousy and sectional excite- ment against Virginians, as such." Now, persons uaviug any uuiiUuCU ,u tu . ! .1. editor mint . i . r 1 1 'a suppose, irom. tne gravity with which the charge is made, that we WeA UVVUUHJ ... ... . to- us; yet we never dld-r-nor even dream of such a thin?. We took the on- vosite around, vreciselv. We distinctly 0 l expressea our oenei mat ne was a -great admirer" of " Virginia politicians," and cited the cases or uiay, layior, nam- son, Jttives ana Muart, m prooi 01 me fact. We.explicitly stated that, in our . . . r. . , opinion, nis assamt upon V irginia po- liticians was nothing more nor less man a "masked battery to strike down our individual self. The whole tenor of our U:itox0j tn i . . . . . . . lug viaioj uuu it itig biiai kuvi v . na av sincerity in his pretended disgust for the s a uc uaa mc uuuiusujue. uaiuiiiwu iy -a . 1 11 1 1 -1 l al charge us with "asserting that he was endeavoring to excite sectioaal jealousy and sectional excitement, against Virginians, as such I" It is true, that we charged him with endeavoring to "cre ate local and sectional feelings" not gainst "Virginians, as such, as he as serts but against our own humble self, one solitary Virginian. If not, why does he ridicule "Virginia politicians," and immediately upon the heel of his ridiciile commend to our consideration a carricature which he, says "admirably ) Ai-I S AJ 1 JtJ 1 1 ma u m wujr uiu. ue ocici-i a wr- ncature oi Virginia politicians, it the act of our being a Virginian was not in- ended to be used to our prejudice? irr iiiiru in iic ti r: iiui iiiriiiiiu.r i. ' vvnat otner purpose coma ne nave nan .T. , . I f'l 1 1 , - in view ? - P-r: . But our neighbor denies that the gen- tlpmpn named hv nrp "V.riri'n.a tvlit.. tlemen named by us are irginia pohti- nam " nnn thia nnint V vill nn r cians. r remark, mat tnev are yirPtntans ana oo- liticians; and putting these words toge- 1 y u ther men 'oi common sense will be apt VI V.VHlAlAAyiA- OS.AAOW 1 AAA W w CA A 1. ., . .. , , llTr. . . e that they embody Virginia ," in spite of all the ndicu- to conclude politicians bus sophistry of our neighbor to the contrary. . . .r ii j j j ticle, our neighbor -becomes decidedly grandiloquent, near mm. We venerate her dead, we admire atiH rARTW.t manv. verv man v hf hfr liv- ing sons; but for her charaelion and soul contractea politicians, ner oviasons, ner wises, cm; ,, we have sovereign con ... ...... . tempt.1 We devoutly trust that those "soul- contracted" lilliputians, the Masons and Wises, Sic., will be able to survive "the wreck of matter and crush of worlds" threatened by the ''sovereign contempt" of this modern Jupiter, whose thunder bolts are more terrible than 'an army (of Tom Thumbs) with banners! ft3The citizens of Wilmington have tendered to the Hon. W. S. Ashe' the - ' . . - o compliment of a public dinner as a mark Of their approbation of his course dtiring the last session of Congress.' accepts tie invitation. Mr. Av NEW YORK ELECTIONS. J Elections were lield in this State on Tuesdaylast for Governor members of Cpngress, Legislature, &c. There is some confusion in the latest accounts received of IheGovernor's election. The Baltimore Patriot of Friday publishes a despatch from New York dated the 8th inst., stating that "Washington Hunt, Whig, is elected Governor without doubt by about 1000 majority;" and immediately after the above despatch follows another, which is dated the 7th, (the day before,) to this effect: "The returns novo show that Seymour, Democrat, will be elected by about 3000 majority." The vote will doubtless be a close one, and we" shall await with interest the solution of the mystery. But in the Congressional election, the Democrats have gained largely. In the last Congress, out of 34 members, they only, had one; they have now elected sixteen and the delegetion "will stand Democrats 16, Whigs 17, 1 Free-Soiler. The Legislature is said to be decidedly Whig. NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS. Glorious Democraric Triumph ! Ford, Democrat,' isj elected Governor by upwards of 4,000 majority. In the Congressional delegation, the Democrats have gained three, and probably four, members. The Legislature is also decidedly Democratic. This secures a Democratic U, S. Senator in place, of W. "Jersey Blues !" u a ttjv ,t a xt X ..I 1 1 , , .,o f rri I W in wnn H Tint ho q HSnn rF Tornnn. t . , ranee, n ms patn 13 strewed with such flowers and fruits as friend Drinkard mfhorsl at ho lata rolshntmn or rKor-l WtvlTlp. .Tpffprsnni holn-r m J yvitnout disparagement to any other, part of the glorious old Commonwealth,; the Mayor, . Aldermen and citizens of feren galleries of sculpture and paint-we think the deleeation from Petersburg: r.4 rtniDonnn TiaHJmnrP! half toearh . t T. .n r v were epresentives of the d ade, and I we doubt whether xur brother TTi f T uJf!i8"c ,eiveu; were about leaving. He will soon bear; off the palm from Henry Clay, if he? meets with similar success elsewhere mi . i 1 he exact nature 01 a kiss we never saw so glowingly described as in the fol lowing extract from a love letter, whiclf we find m an exchange paper. It is de- i - . ( fined as "the fourth degree of love,' and ,we seriously implore Major D. to avoid the danger .before him, (much; i .. . .. . An A 1 . . . n A . . t 1 L n 1 - -- - i j AA4-A k;MA t a Vm i A i n-z r j m.SCii cAciusivcijr ..iO U "wuei children and tnends, and leave his Charlottesville delicacies to his bachelor . "What is a Kiss ? A kiss is as it were a seal expressing our sincere at a (1nmh hllt th- - t- lan gUage of a loving heart; a present, whichj at the time it is given, takes irom us the "p"uu vi oUJ uuij, crimson oaisam , or a wounueu ueun sweei one pi iuc hus, au auetiiuu-di' pinchi?g j0f the mouth, a delicious dish j which is eaten wita scarlet spoons; a sweetmeat wnicn noes not satisiy our hunger; a fruit which is planted and ga- thered at the same time; the quickest exchange of questions and answers cjf Richmond Enauirer. iwu luvcia lijc iuuj in uchicc ui luvc.i l u r a a . r i ' I L 1 t itu .c0 i,, m inc.ouua.au.juoi ""j name aionz1 ioai is. ii we are xo -come . - . in" for the "Derauisites" from the word . ... "go "-Ed. Pioneer. a , r MUSICAL. At the late Fair of the Maryland In stitute, Mr Jas. E. Bos well, so favora bly known to our community, as an ac complished piano fortist, presented sev-1 eral instruments for exhibition, of which the Baltimore bun thus speaks : Pianos. Mr. James E. Boswell. of Baltimore, yesterday deposited another most remarkable piano. It is a seven octave souare niano. with iron frame. Jd ? . ' 7 . i rosewood case. The case is of a beau - tilul material and highly polished, with enough of carving to make it look chaste and agrecaWe tothe eve Wlt,ut naT,n.SiA;.r f.smaTnV t?Uf?' 1 ' la rnmluircnmo innDoron'o . Vio tnnn la i w I (A VUOIWIUVIUV UMLVtU AAAAV.V.W A Ub AVUU.IO DOWerfur ciear and distinct, the bass arid a uau :. ..a -ii 1-..H . i . : ' irvuic uuiit buuuug uui wuu a. luiinesa, rarely, if ever, excelled in any instru- ",cul- ifc iwtucu.iu u iuc xiaxp which fce regarded as a de. i. i a ia- a . . m-m An. 1 Kmm AAKnl A . A 1UA A. a ciueu aauuion to any instrument, i ne tones: from the oneralion nf the neHil i j -x w r v are both sweet and natural. And after the tone of an instrument is what " . ... . .... the musician will appreciate, without looking much to the case that covers it, though tastes will differ in that respect.: This piano did not get into the fair 'in time for competition, the depositor hay- ing oeen disappointed in naving it nnisn- I vv vvamaam wiv vawoiaa.vwA wuiv . ouu n lu for entering articles. The instrument 18 a most superior one and the, musical public will have an opportunity of judg- ine- Ol its merits. I - 1 Mr. Boswell also has on deposit anoth er superior rusewooa ana lronirame se - ven octave piano, of a plainer finishi Its tone, though sweet aSd fuU, is notlso fl -i a .it- powerful as the one above noted, j In both all the improvements which were regarded as essential have been intro duced; fcs AJPINING OF THE SEABOARD AND Roanoke ; Railroad. The cars com menced running regularly between Portsmouth and Suffolk yesterday rare for passengers 87 J cents. All doubts Lmy now retoie, be . dispeUed as to T.t comPleon f this work ft. Thursday following is the dav arj- pointed by his Excellency, Gov; Manly, to be observed as one of thanksgiving throughout the State.' ABSTRACT OF THE WILL T JOHN McDONOGH. THREE MILLION D OLLARS LEFT TO BALTIMORE. 1 The evening edition of the New ; Or leans Picayune, of Monday the 28th ult, furnishes the following interesting ; particulars relative to the funeral and the contents of the will of Mr. John McDc- nogh : , ' 'I J : - Mr. McDonogh ws buried yesterday afternoon in the cemetery erected by himself near his residence at McDon-oghville, for his negroes. It was his wish that he should be buried among them, i The funeral was plain and unostentatious. Prayers and a short sermon were delivered in me smaii cnuruu attached to the house, built for the negroes and where the deceased often preached his slaves ' A verv large number of persons, white and colored were present. The coffin was placed in the plain oven shaped tomb usual here . i t On Saturday evening, C. Roselius, iTsq., for fifteen years the legal adviser of the deceased, appeared before Judge Buchanan, of the Fifth District Court, and infornjed him that Mr. McDonogh fiad left an olographic will, which was deposited either in the Louisiana fState Bank, the Bank of Louisiana or the Union Bank. An order of . the j court Wa issued, in consequeuce, for any of the cashiers of said banks to bring the will into the Fifth District Court this morning at 10 o'clock. j Accordingly at the above hour, the Cashier of the Union Bank, Mr. iFrey, appeared, having a tin box containing a 'duplicate copy of the will, with a! port folio containing memoranua iur executors, notes, &c. Another copy of the will is in the possession of Mr. Joseph Mnnto-omerv of this State. The Court room was crowded. Mr. Roselius presented the will, which was proved by t-v J t " A' TI Mpssrs. lirvmes. a rev anu urn vol. iuc a.a. -j- Will 19 Ul iwcuii-iuui iwuiuv. uu.qu J. . . closely written m the testator s own hnA writino-. Jud?e Buchanan unseal- Jed. opened and read it, occupying in so doinor some hours' time. After leaving $6,000 and some landed property SOme landea property in Baltimore to his sister and children, the dprpased beaueaths his entire estate 01 whirh he rives no aarsrresate amount, to a free schooi for p0or children of all asylum for the poor. To the; Protestant Male Orphan Asylum ot cUy, he gives $400 in yearly instalments. The two other institutions bequests are also in yearly instalments. A' school farm is to be established in Baltimore and an asylum for the poor. The school farm for the education of the poor children, from four to fourteen years of age, of Baltimore first, and the other large maritime cities or tne union. They are to be taught the pursuits of n. j a. nf .a1 un agriculture and the principles of religion. A I common English education to be giv- I An in q T n o cr r w if 1 1 w nnrn ill I itt i nx . ' . 11 il -1 T 1 J J. T ll! I CU AAA CbAA Ull v . v -" - i , biMe to fae . j , i ' i book The inmates of the two poor asylums to defray, as far as possi ble, the expenses of those institutions so . . t far as their own labor can go. lhe cultivation of the mulberry tree and soldiers on horse-back, splendidly mount-making of silk in these asylums are ed and f0nowed by liis cibinet officers recommended. To the school farm at Baltimore the sunrof $3,000,000 is be aueathed in yearly instalments. The estate, after the annuities above mentioned are paid, and a number of negroes, named, are freed and sent to Africa, to be managed by a certain num re ' ' ber of commissioners appointed by this city and Baltimore; no commissioner to De a memoer oi any cuuucii, iu scivc serve more than twelve succession. The monins, or twice in tWO Cities tO act as a check on each other. None of the, prop- eriy ci erty ever to oe soici, dui to remain i . . . - n if. ..I . .1 l.:i.v.i . wrever as a iuna ior ine aoovc dri,.auxe F uipco. , I n..sn A larp-e . sum is beaueathed to the 1 CJ I American colonization societv at vvasn- 1 . I . l - a pl - .ii ii . : . i la- nrgtofl. Alter all these bequests are V.. i i i .i . i " "ii i settled, wnicn tne uonor expects win De in iony years now, tne enure esiaie iu uc divided between the States of Louisiana and Maryland, and the Legislatures to carry out the objects proposed, n tne . . . i -mb i Commissioners do not follow his instruc- tions, tne estate to iauiJnmeuiaiciyiut,JC two States. .very precaution is;; tasen to prevent these noble bequests from be ing diverted irom their original purpose The instructions to carry them , out are full and minute. : Many high minded and benevolent sentiments concerning education, moral- itv. the duties of the poor and the rich, I J'... ,T , J and the preservation or tne union are to be tound in the win. i ne testamentary executors are Messrs. ChnstanvKoseiius, - i . reue, jonnatnan luonigomerv, Josenh A. Mavbin. Wm l . ' . . jj. ciinu, t ti : t: tv a .oco i r riiui3 unvuiuu 1 imum, auu m x,ao' - of his death his brother Francois Adolphe 1 l'A.v.. K. Ma.D.a HAm fl : iaj um, i hub wy f "V"J " Howard) John p. Kennedy, John Spear n -n -n . nr T T T! J : omun, rtraniz iuayui acuij iiuici, merr.hant Jnhn (rib son. son Ol tne late - J 1 Wm. Gibson, clerk ot court, ot .Baltimore; Henry Clay of Kentucky, President, and , - . , . R. R. Gurley, Secretary of the American Colonization Society . at . Washington, and Walter Lowrie, Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions at New York. The will is dated f, at the residence 01 ine acwcu, ai m W AUUU Later accounts, however, state that .ni and unconstitution . . A r. : " Late arrivals from California in . , -.uri, nParlr half a S.FrrVworS &y million of dollars worth or property was form a nf another destructive nre in consumed. Gold continues abundant. Thp tAbacco Business. There are in operation at the present time in Rich- few in the compass of this hastily wnt-mond forty three Tobacco Tactorios; in ten letter. The church of Jesus, the which are employed over 2,300 hands, chief church of the Jesuits, is a fine nnrl which rrnduCC in manUiaCIUrea to- iiorro 'fmirt-en millions five hundred thousand pounds annually Richmond Dispatch. More Help. An extra, issued from tine Office of the Mountain Banner, Whiff tianer rmblished at Rutherfordton. announces that it has been transferred the possession of F. I; Wilson, Esq., who will conduct it as a Democratic Journal tnroyean Corresponlence of the Pioneer. Rome, Hotel db Minerve, October 13th, 1850, . The life of Solathiel, the "Wandering Jew," is i more like ours, these latter times, than any other you could compare it to. We pitch our tent a day ortwo, or at most a week, and our march is resumed to distance still more the length- :hain that binds us to our native land. . I left Marseilles, after a stay of seve ral days, and took a dilligence for Nice, where we arrived after a fatiguing ride of twenty-four hours. We intended to take a 6teamer and go directly across the Mediterranean to Leghorn ; but learning that all vessels from that port were sub jected to a quarantine of a fortnght, we determined to enter Italy by land. Nice is a small city on the Mediterra nean, and the first , place in Sardinia after leaving the French borders. In traversing the Southern part of France, called Provence, I was surprised to find it a dry, parched and arid country, not at all answering to the Trobadore songs and my idea of it. On our journey we stopped at Aix, which possesses great j interest from having formerly been the chief place of residence of the Troubadours, and famed in poetry for its gallantry and refinement ; but now the only impression left is qf prevailing dirt and filth, and the singular-spoken ' dialect which they call Patois. At Pisa we visited the Baptistry and Cathedral, which latter is justly celebrated for its grandeur In this church I sat on the seat which was occupied by Galileo at the time he discovered, from a lamp, the vibrations of the'pendulum. The lamp still hangs there. I took, my pen-knife -and cut a small piece from the: seat as a curiosity. Opposite is the Cinipo-Santo, a large enclosure with , a portico paved with marble, and ornamented with beautiful frescoesr In its centre, is a large space of earth which was brought from Jeru salem in the year 1228, by the Count of Pisa, on his return irom the first Crusade. It is said this earth possesses, the property of consuming bodies buried there in the brief space of twenty-four hnnr, T tnnlr snmp of it' whirh T shall ca home. At Florence, we visited ni,ro rr.rthv nf nnt;r thn y,ni a crtmo 0i0Krotorl lira YTrrrlra 4Vta AiC . most celebrated piece of sculpturing in. the worid. It is taken as a pattern of beauty and symmetry the world over. Titians Venus is aLher , oi exquisite beauty. Turning,;howver, from statu ary to painting, ydu,Tehold some of the most splendid specimens of artistic skill. The Holy Family," by Michael ;Ange- lo, is a perfect chef d'eeuvre, and valued all the more as being the only one of thftt great master which is really un fin..utp(j Turnino- mv eve to another rte j saw six morCeaux from the I T- ' . . . . immortal Kaphael. Une oj them has a Virgin with the infant Jesus, and St. John at his feet, and the face of Mary has a touch of that heaven which human pen can ne er approacn.. un sunaay, we took a lavorable position lor seeing the erand Duke pass on his wav to grand Duke pass on his church. He was preceded bv a bod v of in coaches each with six ! horses. The procession was grand and imposing. The Duke is called Leopold II. Some weeks ago his eldest daughter was married to her own uncle ; all through the mother's influence. She being a very arbitrary woman, (unlike the rest of us !) wished more closely to unite the interests of Tuscany to Parma. The Pope, being T.eri- annpa pa t0 PAV(t his nerm ss on DOid was ODDosed to the match, but V;P1JJ tn nPrsnasmTi rf hio w,ft The people are quite indignant at the ..a a proceeding. We visited the Mosaic r o -- manufactory and saw there some pre C10US stones ana mosaics, tne single pie I . . 1 ,1 ' 1 r crtra r acn nnn t V-O a- Will VA II VWUfc ULJV W W W W tu nu I A AAV. T V W A..C. AftA.V V UUU1 .A b.A W ..kU. 1 y . . nf hp. Chanel of the Mediris -once, the C . ----- jr ruiing family of Venice and Tuscany men jamous for their cultivation of the arts and their, success in commerce. 0n Mondav mornin? we visited the Ca- i mi a thedral, which is an immense building i and verv imposing in appearance being coiTstrucle(:l of dlfferent st0nes, black, wn:te s,c. ;t took 200 vears to hnild this tremendous edifice. In another church, we saw a frescoe painting of the Virgin, by an artist, who, while paint ing the lace, could not get the counte? nance quite seraphic enough for his taste, and during his study of it, fell asleep, mi. AAA1A. A,V.AA ' AV. M.V. UVOU painted. He- immediately told of it and was there considered a mira- ce , While in this city, wa called to see Mr- Powers the great American sculp- tor. and found him an exceedingly agree ah e i man. Keinor Americans, ne was 1 delighted to meet with us. we saw in r . . . . in;s studio a copy of the Greek Sla e n . . . , . also America, a piece Which he IS now executing. It is verv beautiful-being I o o a vounsr woman trampling a sceptre un a I UCl iwu When completed, he in fends sendin for exhibition" as he did the Greek Slave, ? it to the United States In Geneva we visited the Cathedral- a noble edence where we saw a vase of pure emeralds, (in one solid piece,) one yard around, and about 18 inches deep. It was taken from Palestine du- rm the ttrst crnsade, and said to De the I OCtlllC 11 J11X W 111 V 11 UU1 UVIU, UU11U 111 w Passover, ate the Paschel Ltftnb. Here - i we also saw a very valuable dish of very precious stone, said to be the charge on i JL J i which the head .of John the Baptist was - placed when cutoff and presented to the daughter of Herodias. But I pass over all other plaeas of attraction, and come at once to the Eternal CiW. ' ' , uj We have been here a week, and visit ed a number of places of attraction, of which it. is impossible to mention, but Birutiure ; iuc tuauci ui cu ieuiuus m it is one of the finest in Rome. On this chapel, is a piece ot stone, more pre cious than diamond the largest in the world. The body of that Saint is buried here. We went to the memorable pris a on, in which is the rock to which Saints Peter i and Paul were chained nine to months saw and drank out of the foun tain which gushed from the rocks at the desire of Peter when he wished to bap- tize the jailors. At the church of St. John of Lateran, I saw a most splendid range of marble statues as large as life, representing the twelve apostles. In this church are two magnificent jthap-els, the burial-place of two very wealthy princes of Rome. In them are several porphyry pillars, said to have J been brought from the Temple of Jerusalem. We saw here the two columns from Jerusalem, which burst, asunder at? the death of our Saviour, and the mirble slab on which they divided His garments ; also, the venerable altar of the Old Temple a marble slab supported by four pillars, measuring the height of our Saviour, which shows Him to have been at least 6 feet 2 inches .high.! The table on which He ate the Paschal Xarnb is also here. In the Baptistry are the bones of St. Augustine; it contains eight porphyry columns, taken from the palace of Constantine. On the ceiling are eight paintings in frescoe representations in the life of St John, by a celebrated painter in olden times. We visited the ruins of the-town on which "Nero fiddled while Rome was burning." In the Vatican, or Pope's palace, we saw the Sexture Chapel, where his Holiness performs all the offices of holy week. It is celebrated tor ithe .admirable frescoes, compositions by Michael Aongelo, repre senting passages in the Old Testament, &c. At the end of the- room mav be seen his great master-piece "the Last Judgment." of which you have! often heard and read. Next we saw a corridor of inscriptions, in which are ar- raugeu moi excellent conecironsi ra- J i ill i 11 j ' r -r right are the forger, embracing memorials of the ancient families of Rome, whose ashes repose in urns beneath; and to the left are highly interesting relics of the Christian era, in which we frequently encounter the symbols of the vine, the ark of Noah, the anchor, &c. In the rjortico where are o-atherpd tno-pthpr the portico, wnere are gathered together the most celebrated works, of antiquity, 11 -.i . v . .,J we were struck with astonuSiment by the great Connova's chef rf'-Perseus with the head of Medusailand the two ii h 11 1 1 i v i . i i i ' it , w. W. Ill IIP YV iinii t i t nnirirm .u r " F' , ', 4 ' T. V1 ,mu ropes iiiDrary, which coatains many ': a ta- 'tti.- t. l iautu :iP f - Vion S and Greek, to the number of 30,000, among them, in particular is one of Vir- gil's; of the fourth century, Terrence a t9 . a niuiuiuuiv. iuj me in . i. nine; in Mttrai trarch s own, manuscript of his poetical j ,,,,1 j . ivi. tv i i i t xl v. ai! , ! weeks, and at daylight, on Ueclrxedav works. In passing through the grand i ' ,,i saloon oi the Library, we examined se-' t i n" uli i j -1 , .c , ... Johnson had previouflv procured a :pair veral magnificent vases presents to the I r fi ' fu i 1 ,r .. r,, r, 1 , ol powerful cant-hooks,, iron tons or Vatican fromfthe Emperors hoeon,n,-,.J.,., i -i i i itr a -. r . ' ,1 , Calendar, which is carefully preserved. , During our stay here, we have re ceived the utmost kindness at the hands of Major Casfe, our Government . agent waning upon ' us as soon asapprisea or our presence jn the Eternal City, he has laiurcu ua nmi iiiiiiiy laciiuies iui- nishing us with permits to different places about the'; city, &c. - Having obtain ed permission-', we were presented to the TV TkJT 4 rope luajorass accompanying U-- j j o -;v personage, when I inform you that our "permission' only ex ended tothe kiss- to brook the humiliation. Fouij of lis repaired to the Pope's palaceIi wore the j . t , r, -, j , .. , . , necessary to get it safely on deck, dress.-black lace veil f and wlnte kid;. Mr. Jo'hnson supposed that when the gloves. After considerable delay and vessel ted , thclAse was compietelv ceremony in the waiting room,) we were i overtu;nedi as it lay in reverse p;sition ushered in great form, into the presence , to that in whkh u ad bcen stod . j oi nis rionness tne was sianamg clothed in a white robe, with a wide MiKeu sasn, a smau oiacK skui -cap, ana c iuucjoj iiug ua 1110 iiiil iiuiiUi, ucuuillg on one knee as we ,came in his sight, uenain we advanced in front of him; and, as we were "presented," jwe bent again, and pressed our lips to the ring while we neia nis nana in our own. ne was gracious enough to dispense with the kissing of his toe. His looks and demeanor were all of grace and courtesy. I was 11111 1" T very much pleased with the dignity and benevolence of his countenance. Hes, passed, a few compliments wished Us all happiness, and gave ust his benediction; af;er which we repeated ;our reverence and withdrew. His j whole ex pression is strikingly prepossessing. The famous slipper, of which you hayeo heard so much, and wtufeh is usually kissed, is of simple black velvet, bearing a golden cross, interwoven with bullion but with this we had nothing to do. ' I ' ' St. Peter's Church beggars all description. No human pen can convey an adequate conception of the riches, labor and talent there displayed, j The, effect is overwhelming and one can feel but a faint idea of its , magnificence and grandeur even when told that its first cost was over fifty millions of! dollars ! On the whole, I may say of Rome, that any taste can there find its ample gratification and be feasted t& satiety. If one wishes to "rove in realms of classic thought," let him wander by moonlight around the precincts of the old Roman forum, and recall to memory the mighty men who have there."strut-ted their brief and fretful hours." Here thundered Cicero against his rival, the great Cataline; here the Gracchii uttered oft their manly denunciations of the plebeian wrongs; and here the hero Vir-ginius took his daughter's life; to save a daughter's tme. We descended the stepaiof theCapitoline hill, and stood in the shadow of the arCh of Seyerns. . Far as the eye could stretch, we regrouped .. "t . 2-a r-IL i i shattered columns oi lempies aa lone ly monuments. The palace of ihe Cae- sars on the right, on the leit, the tem ples of Romulus and Remus! of Venus, and Kome, and the - Uasilisca ot Constantine, flanking, in their solemn gran deur, the almost forgotten way, or "via sacra," make only the back-ground of a most eloquent picture, of (which the Colloiseum is the base and perspective. The effect is ineffably imposing; and I could as easily explain the. Trinity as convey it to your mind; hut it spoke to my heart- and fancy in most touching language of a mighty race of men who have disappeared before Time's relentless finger as noiselessly is have our Western Indians before the march of civilization. Naples, Oct. 15,1850. The Bay of Naples presents a. scene of surpassing "beauty land jpicturesque-ness, and .the cityis a lovely one. We made a yisit to the tomb of Virgil, a short distance from the city, and were 13 tne tomb ot his own choice, arid has every charm a poet's eye and fancy could suggest. It is marked by a simple stone, bearing his own self-written epitaph in Latin, j This tomb is one of my most agreeable remembrances of Na-i pies; not so that clMount Vesuvius. We visited the old cities of Pompeii and Heiculaneum, which were buried eighteen hundred years by an eruption of Vesuvius. They- were accidentally discovered about one hundred years a?o by a man digging a well, from which time to the present excavations nhave been in progress resulting in bringing to view, the very curious spectacle of a venerable city of those remote times. ; Having nearly completed our tour, and visited a considerable portion of the Old World, we shall in a few days bend our steps towards that loveliest of all places' i xi r -iiunic, swcci liome my own, my na tive lana i From the 'New York Tribune RECOVERY OF POWERS' STATUE OF CALHOUN. Mr.-Johnsonj oflslip, L. I., surprised us last night with the , welcome injelli-r gence of the recovery of Powers' start ue nf Cnlhnnn from the wreck of the shiA Elizabeth, under which it has been buri-- f son, it will be recollected, visited the spot in his yacht, the Twilight, soon after the wreck, and on the discovery of the whereabouts of the case containing jth gtitu at once expressed his belief in the practicability of its recovery. He voluntarily undertook the task, and for the past three months has been operating with a body of men, among whom is Mr. Whipple, the noted diver, to whose sub- ! marine labors is owing the final success j of the undertaking. After vainly en- ' . u v'1"-11 as (d imbedded in sandv by means of I.,-,; .o r" i - " ? grapplinaf irons, a coner dam was made f i? j , , 44 , l" "Tn 1 Z f f thllLm 1 ,te!l the uuucuuw iv a.s &u Miuiiir, iruiu uieineavv ' swells following the autumn mv w-uvujiiAjt w til v v' fro I a c that, .... v- itl1 w,thl11 last two days nothing; could be done. Ale ssenterpnsinor man ,,i . r iu i i - would have given up the task Ion a?o. but Mr. Johnson was not to be di ,mav i . anf1 4Ka t, -, u , 0 . , o J L 'al d r 1 ; FinalC.' n TnPa(uv la,f ihp .,; j 7 j - " j v u n fl.i V rf Vila frT c i c- 4- 4irn n . , . - - t van Ji lit aiiJLiii" iivvi K , vci"tiin" dUUliL iOUU pound These were placed around the case by Mr. Whipple, who descend ed in his submarine armor. Bv arrang- ing a lever on the deck of the vatcht, a Unn t-t tmi .iV.n 'n aV.1 I n 1 - ' j the united stre ,h of t nt me thfi , hookg ife firmv casp nd the end -ja frofn -the sand I saffieiently to allow a sling-chain' to be ' ! slipped under. The other end was then : ; slung in the sam? manner, and a third : chain passed around the middle, he- chains being first wrapped with coarse blankets, to prevent in urv to the mar, ; b,e The statue, which weighs about , a jton knd a half with an v wpi ht oC I hard sea'sand in addition,, was hoisted to the surface without murh dfflculty, I but the utmost strength of the hands was : VM almQst entirel destroyed, the heavv ;iron holts and cl amps haying been tii ; iently wrenched asunder. After feein? inr,jAj n l a t-a: ua ' ' lailUUU Ull l-1 1 V. VI . V IX V, A lilt.' A III" 111.. nil. statue was raised to an erect positioir the fragments of the case carefully removed and the sand washed off. Tbf only injuryit had sustained was the loss of part of the right arm, but as the fracture is concealed by the draperjr, the loss can readily be replaced. With this exception the stutue is as perfect as when the last tbuchof the chisel was given to it, having received no scratch or staift of any kind. ( .It was recovered about S P. M., on Wednesday, the, sea continuing quiet up to that time. Immediately afterward, a heavy swell arose, but it was too late for the jealous sea to reclaim its spoil. : The Twilight, with its memorable frcjght, and the Revenue Cutter Morris, will probably reach this city to-morrow. Meanwhile, we would suggest to tne a- gents in this x;ity of those citizens in Charleston, by whom the Statue was ordered, that it be placed on exhibition f before leaving for its destined pedestal. As a work of art, no less than on account of the remarkable circumstances attend ing the transmission, there arej few oi our citizens who would fail to vjsit it. The nroceeds cr a liberal portion of them, might properly be applied to 'the rema- fN neration crithe men, who since the 13th 1 ' of August last,, have been laboring so faithfully and perseveringly for its re- covery. Mr. ' Johnson,- we understand. f; has spent about a thousand dollars in the undertaking, and to his energy alone ' are indebted for this great work, now doubly valuable from its baptism., in the great deep. The history ot the ship wreck should be carved on the pedesiai Of the statue, in the temple to be erected in Charleston, as an appropriate and enduring 'acknowledgment of his zeaL Arter You, Doctor. A hopeM pair of Afric's sable representatives presented themselves, a shprt time since, at the office of Squire G and request- pd him in tii th nnntinl knot. The Squire very readily consented, 8Df .r tmintr hp.ino-h ih iionl form 01 the! marriage ceremony, told Cuffe' to salute his bride. He hesitated, ana ineo4,u.. repeated the command. "Arter you, massa doctor,, if you please.. .1 It has been eluentlyarked tha1 coftasre far iro ho aw1.i.;i f rank and affluence, is VIA V f7VUUVUVli k ih wJrtnP which counteracts the decay of human institutions the jcou age which defends the national mdepen dence and the industry which mam tains all classes of the state. A celebrated writer,on the sighfs8P; that wearing veils permanenUy y) many naturally good eyes on account .(Tnrtc nf h eve to adiust itseU? ,u the ceaseless vibration of that too-cem- i mon ardcle of dress. . Ladies, then, t hould beware of hidingt&eir pretty y t and face with veils. amply repaid lor our pilgrimage. It y.i ft A ( OUfci.lf

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