How They Treat Vagrants In Kentucky.- The Cincinnati Commercial relates the following incident which occurred at Covington, Kentucky:
At the circuit court, on Saturday, another white man, named James Moore, was placed on trial for vagrancy, and the jury finding him guilty, he was sentenced to the sold at public auction into involuntary servitude for six months.
Destructive Fire At St. Louis.-Three Hundred People Homeless.- On Saturday, the 22d, a fire broke out in St. Louis, which resulted in the burning of twenty-two buildings and the loss of one life….About noon on Saturday, some boys in lighting their cigars in an old stable between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets, and Wash and Carr streets, accidently set some loose hay straw on fire, which soon enveloped the building, and caught to a row of small frame structures, occupied by a large number of poor families. The wind being high and water scarce, the flames spread with such fearful rapidity, that before their progress could be arrested, twenty-two buildings with their contents, house-hold goods, four animals, and one child, were destroyed by the devouring elements….During the progress of the fire the wife of John O’Brien threw her infant, aged about three months, out of the burning building upon a feather bed on the pavement, intending of course to remove it immediately, but in the excitement of the moment another feather bed was thrown over the child. The bed soon caught fire, and before the agonized parents could rescue their darling, it was suffocated and burned to death. Their agony, as the charred remains of their offspring was removed from the burning embers, was terrible to witness…
Stand of Arms for Fort Moultrie.- New York, Sept. 26.- A dispatch received in this city to-day from Washington says that our government has ordered 17,000 stand of arms to Fort Moultrie, at the entrance of the harbor of Charleston.
A Reverend Incendiary Caught.- We find the following in the Fort Smith (Ark.) Herald of the 15th:
On Sunday last Rev. W. Buley arrived here in the Overland under charge of Mr. Johnson, an officer from Texas. The reverend gentlemen, it appears, is one of the disciples of the John Brown school, and had been engaged in the burning, stealing, &c., in our sister state. A reward of $5000 had been offered for his delivery at Fort Worth.
Military Affairs.- The Louisiana Greys have elected Mr. W. Dean their captain. We are glad to hear it, for the sake of the company, and in so far as the selection is a compliment to Capt. Dean…The Second district, we are also pleased to see, have been doing well for our city militia, by organizing a second company, Capt. Hebrard commanding, for the Orleans battalion of artillery…
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We have European advices four days later, by the Anglo Saxon at Quebec, and the Persia at this port. The former arrived yesterday morning, and the latter at 1 o'clock this morning. The news, which is to the 16th inst., is of a very important character. Sardinia, it appears, has not waited from Rome a reply to her ultimatum demanding that Gen. LAMORICIERE's troops be disbanded as hostile to the peace of Italy, but has invaded Roman territory with 50,000 men. The town of Pesaro had already been attacked and captured. According to the latest advices, a battle might take place at any moment, between the Sardinians and Gen. LAMORICIERE. Several Powers had protested against the action of Piedmont as an attack upon international rights, and France, in accordance with the policy foreshadowed in the Constitutionnel, is so much opposed to the aggression, that a rupture between the two Governments is not deemed an impossible event. Indeed, it is reported that the French Minister had already left Turin. The French army at Rome is to be increased, and has been placed under the command of Gen. GUYON. The Ex-King of Naples, it appears, has decided to make Spain his place of refuge, as his departure for that country is announced. The miscellaneous European news by this arrival is not important. From New-Zealand we learn that the British had suffered a severe defeat in their attempt to quell the insurrection at Martard. The British forces were surprised by superior numbers; and the officer in command had been severely censured for not summoning more troops to his assistance.
The retirement of the Neapolitan Minister at Washington, according to a dispatch from our Special Correspondent, was not on account of the trouble in which the Government from which he was accredited finds itself involved. He was recalled, it seems; and his place is to be supplied by the present Secretary of Llegation in Brazil, as Charge d'Affairs. Our correspondent also states that official advices received at the Department of State announce that the Supremacy of the Pope in Rome has been guaranteed by VICTOR EMANUEL. The date of these official advices, however, is not stated.
If we are to place reliance upon a telegram received from New-Orleans, Gen. WALKER and Col. RUDLER are not, after all, to be shot. The schooner Taylor, from Truxillo, has arrived there, and reports that they are both safe, and will return to the United States by the next vessel. And we have further the extraordinary statement that both would have been released immediately had they claimed American citizenship or British protection; and furthermore, that the British had declared that they would not permit them to be executed! We shall probably get at the truth of the matter in the course of time.
The Royal Mail steamer Asia, Capt. LOTT, left yesterday for Liverpool, with 67 passengers, and $210,821 in specie.
The Prince of Wales will arrive in Washington on Wednesday next. The President and Mayor BERRET yesterday held a conference to arrange for his reception. The President, it is stated, although anxious to do all in his power to pay proper respect to the Prince, is troubled lest he should overdo the matter. It was determined, however, that Mayor BERRET and himself should meet His Highness at the depot and escort him to the White House, and that a dinner should be given him by each. He will also hold a levee in the East Room for the reception of citizens.
We have news of the capture of two more slavers by United States vessels. A brig was brought into the port of Norfolk, yesterday, in charge of Lieut. HUGHES, of the steamer San Jacinto, by which vessel the capture was affected off the Congo River. The cargo of slaves, 619 in number, were landed at Monrovia. Lieut. HUGHES also brings intelligence of the capture of the ship Erie by the steamer Mohican. She had over 800 negroes on board, who were likewise landed at Monrovia.
It is believed that another disaster occurred on Lake Michigan, on the same night on which the Lady Elgin was lost. The schooner St. Mary, which left Chicago on the same day, for Cedar River, with eight men and several lady passengers on board, has not since been heard of.
Hon. WM.L. YANCEY addressed an audience of three or four thousand persons at Easton, Md., on Tuesday, on the political issues of the campaign. He was very bitter against Mr. DOUGLAS, declaring that he was instigated to his present position by motives of revenge. The only issue, he contended, was really between BRECKINRIDGE and LINCOLN. We give a very full abstract of Mr. YANCEY's address elsewhere.
The meeting held last evening at Stuyvesant Institute, with a view of enlisting Irishmen in the Republican movement, was well attended. Mr. F.A. LAMBERT, the Irish "apprentice boy," made an impassioned and somewhat humorous speech, which was well received. Dr. M.E. FOY also made an address, and a Wide-Awake organization, composed of Irishmen, was commenced under favorable auspices.
The annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of New-York commenced at St. John's Church, Varick-street, yesterday morning. Provisional Bishop POTTER presided, and the opening sermon was made by Rev. Dr. COIT, of Troy. The business was preliminary to that of to-day and to-morrow.
The case of the Slave-bark Orion was again before the U.S. District Court yesterday, on a motion for leave to execute the decree forfeiting the vessel and cargo. Judge BETTS granted the motion. It is considered doubtful, however, whether anything will be realized for the Government, as it is understood that the stipulators are irresponsible.