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150 Years Ago Today....

***************The Daily True Delta, New Orleans, La., Friday, Sept. 28, 2010***************

Morning Jottings.- Valor at a distance.- Some time since, the New York Commercial Advertiser denounced the style in which summary justice was visited upon the abolition incendiaries of Texas. A Mobilian, giving his name, wrote to the editors of that journal to the effect that if they come south, they too, will certainly be the “graceful pendent of a China tree.”

There upon the organ of the black republicans saith: “In rejoinder, we beg to inform the author of the threat that if business led us to Mobile, no fear of such braggart as himself would deter us form going there. That he may rely upon, for such vaunting fools as he never lift a hand against any one who is forewarned against them.”

This all may be very good talk for the political adherents of the Commercial on Manhattan island and elsewhere north. But at the same time, it is just as well to push the seales from the eyes of the belligerent writer. Mobile rejoices in an executive committee whose duty it is to send the enemies of slavery beyond the city limits as soon as possible. It is composed of some of the first and most resolute citizens of the place. The Commercial probably remembers the Stickland affair. But the other day, a mercantile firm was compelled to show cause why the committee should not act in their case. Some blatant fellow talked black republicanism on the street, and was made to leave in a hurry. Our sister city is not therefore a very safe place for northern men with decidedly northern ultra principles. Valiant talking avails nothing in this region. The southern people, when incendiaries are found among them, don’t talk, but act. It is rather perilous for a man to visit a powder magazine with a lighted cigar…


The Warrington navy-yard correspondent of the Pensacola Observer, writing on the 24th, says:
The work commenced this morning on the Fulton, so that times may be expected to mend a little.
The U.S. storeship Supply is expected very soon to take in stores and provisions.

Mr. W. Austin deputy U.S. marshal, arrested a man about 200 miles from this place, who is charged with the committal of a murder in the state of Mississippi, in the year 1858 or ’59, and lodged him in the jail in the yard, to await the requisition of the Governor of Mississippi.


In Mobile, on Tuesday last, a span of horses hitched to a wagon, ran away, and after making good time for several squares, brought up against the corner of the court-house with such violence that one fell dead on the spot with a fractured skull and broken neck.


The Emeute At the Jackson (Miss.) Penitentiary.- One Convict Killed- Several Wounded.- The News of Monday last gives the particulars of a desperate but fruitless attempt on the part of the prisoners confined in the Jackson penitentiary to make their escape on Saturday evening last. It says:

On Saturday evening last, about sundown, about thirty of the convicts of the penitentiary made a desperate effort to escape, by attempting to force the wagon gate into the yard. The conspiracy being matured in the weaving room, they rushed for the gate, but only nine or ten succeeded in reaching it. Those who did reach it threw brickbats and loom-weights at the guard stationed on the wall above the gate, but fortunately he received no injury. He at once commenced firing upon them, and almost at the same moment two other guards, who were supplied with muskets, double-barreled shot guns and pistols, came to the rescue. The result was, one man killed and six wounded- two very seriously. Of the number that reached the gate only two or three escaped unhurt. The guard had sixty shots at their command, but only nine were used. Mr. Barnhart, the operator, and one of the guard, armed with double-barrel shot guns, passed instantly through the front of the building and reached the outside of the gate, in time to do good execution, had the gate been forced.

The name of the convict killed was George Dix, an Englishman, who was sent from Vicksburg- this was his third or fourth attempt to escape. Those wound are as follows: John Lee, Columbus; Charles Jordan, R. O. Deley and Henry Austin, Warren; Frank Cannon, alias Bibb, Itawamba; Wm. Asdell, Adams.


Later From New Mexico.- Further Indian Outrages.- This morning’s express brings us Santa Fe dates to the 10th inst. The Indians were still committing depredations whenever opportunity offered.

The mail party, consisting of Mr. Devers and assistant, who drives the mail coach between Santa Fe and El Paso, were attacked by a band of Indians at Gjordel Muerto and barbarously murdered. The Indians destroyed the mail, tore the coach to pieces, and drove off the team. This occurred about the 1st inst. Rodgers, who was convicted of murder was to be hung on the 12th instant. {I don’t know who Rodgers is or how he is related to the story, D.U.}

On the 30th of August a band of Navajoes attacked a ranch near Santa Clara, killed on child and took three into captivity. This was done in daylight, and they escaped with their captives without molestation.
Don Marcus Sandoval, who resided in the county of Los Vegas, was shot dead in his house on the 26th ult., and the assassin escaped.

It is reported that Col. Fauntleroy has employed the services of three hundred Utah warriors to fight the Navajoes. The independent volunteers campaign is progressing finely. It is anticipated that twice the number of men called will report at the rendezvous. Fifteen hundred regular troops are ordered to march to the Navajoe country on the 1st of October, but as only six companies are mounted, it is feared they cannot do much good with well mounted and desperate Indians.
There is no news from the plains of importance. The ranch where Peacock was murdered has been abandoned. The goods the Indians left have been moved to Council Grove.


Senator Brown and the Nullifiers.-

…It was not “necessary,” in the opinion of these miserable conspirators, to protect the rights of the south, when the territory of Kansas had, by legislative act, abolished slavery, and made it a criminal act, abolished slavery, and made it a criminal act for man to claim property in man. It was not “necessary,“ although demonstrated to these president-makers, to interpose the authority they right-fully claimed to be applicable when Senator Brown, of Mississippi, thus manfully, candidly and uprightly, as he believed to be right and just, spoke to them in the senate chamber.

He said.

“I showed you the other day that Kansas had abolished slavery; that she had made it a penal offense for a master to seek to exercise his ownership over that property in the territory, and exacts fines if any master dares to say “that black man is my property.” All this, and more, has been done, and yet we are not convinced that there is any necessity for action. Sir, when will there be? I am struggling in the abyss and calling for help. You stand by and say, “Oh my dear sir, if I thought you needed help, I would give it.” My house is burning down over my head; my wife and children are being driven before the flames. I appeal to my neighbors for help, but they fold their arms and say, “Dear sir, if you would only show us the necessity, we would help you.” Sir, if the necessity does not exist now, tell me what state of circumstances will ever convince you that there is a necessity? This looks to me like a shirking of the responsibility of saying either the one thing or the other.”

Thus, talked the sincere associate senator of Davis, and yet what was the response made to his appeals? Why a recent gabbling accession to the senate from Texas, and Toombs, or Georgia, doubtless pushed on by others, intimated that the able and conscientious exponent of the real sentiments of Mississippi was not defending southern rights and southern honor but aiming to advance the cause of Douglas by his course! To demand of the senate justice for the south in the territories; to require congressional intervention form men claiming to recognize its legality and constitutionality, in a territory whose legislature had, in the most offensive manners, inhibited slavery and made it a penal offense, was by conspirators against the democracy of the nation, stigmatized as a friendly movement upon the part of a conscientious ultra pro-slavery man to give Douglas an opportunity of addressing the people through the senate upon it. And these are the kind of personages whom it is expected the people of these southern states will follow into revolution to avenge them for the loss of their places at the public crib and console them for their disappointed ambition. They want to defeat Douglas and they have betrayed the south to do it. They want Lincoln, and we think they may succeed in getting him, when it will be the turn of the people to cram him down their dishonest throats until they are well surfeited of the feast they have traitorously prepared.


The Baltimore Kidnapped Negroes.- The Exchange has the following in reference to the negroes kidnapped form that city by one Hinesley some time since, and before alluded to in this paper:

Marshal Kane, on Saturday, received a dispatch from Alexandria, Va., stating that four of the negroes, Sarah Gardner, Julia Lewis, Elizabeth Haden and Jacob Tum, part of the lot sold by John Hinesley to Mr. Strater, of Alabama, had arrived in that place in charge of the Adams express company, and were placed at the establishment of Messrs. Price & Cook, of Alexandria. The price paid for these negroes by Mr. Strater is upwards of $3000, all of which he loses. There are several other servants, who had been sold in the same manner, on their way to Baltimore from the same state.


************************The New York Times**********************************

The additional details of European news, published in this morning's TIMES, are highly important. We give a succinct account of the events that have lately occurred in Italy. King FRANCIS II. has left Gaeta for Madrid. The particulars of his flight, and of the public entry of GARIBALDI into Naples, will be found interesting in the extreme. The Revolution has already extended-from Naples to the Roman States, and many towns in the latter are in open revolt. General LAMORICIERE, according to latest advices, was in Ancona with some 8,000 troops. An overwhelming Sardinian force was in his immediate vicinity, and a battle was daily expected. The recall of the French Ambassador from Turin is not regarded as evidence of a Diplomatic rupture, but rather as a French protest against the invasion of the Pontifical Dominions. Some authorities go so far as to say that it was with the consent of France that Sardinian troops crossed the Roman frontiers. Austria is making great warlike preparations, but they are limited to the defence of Venetia, whose turn will come after Rome has been liberated. VICTOR EMANUEL is even now, in reality, "King of Italy."

It seems very hard to determine positively the fate of Gen. WALKER, in the variety of conflicting reports which reach us relative to him. Yesterday we announced, on the authority of a telegram from New-Orleans, that he was not only alive, but would soon be permitted to return to the United States. To-day we have another telegram from the same uncertain source which assures us that he has been shot. The telegram announces the arrival of a British steamer with the remnant of WALKER's party, and the intelligence that he was executed on the 12th inst., but that Col. RUDLER was still held a prisoner.

Hon. HENRY WINTER DAVIS, last evening, addressed a large and enthusiastic audience in Baltimore, on the political issues of the pending campaign. He took bold and decided ground against the Democratic Party, as represented by both DOUGLAS and BRECKINRIDGE, ascribing all the troubles in which the country is now involved to their eternal agitations. He declared his readiness to do everything honorable for the election of Mr. BELL, but at the same time preferred the success of Mr. LINCOLN before that of either of the Democratic candidates. Fusion, in New-York or elsewhere, he bitterly denounced. Mr. DAVIS' speech, which we give a very full abstract of elsewhere, was enthusiastically received.

Senator DOUGLAS, yesterday, arrived at Cincinnati from Columbus, by special train, receiving demonstrations of welcome on the part of his friends at every stopping place. At Cincinnati a great reception awaited him, and he was escorted to his hotel by a procession. He subsequently addressed a large crowd in Court-house-square.

The Republicans gathered in great numbers again at Cooper Institute, last evening, and listened to addresses from Mr. MOSES H. GRINNELL, who presided; Mr. STERNE B. CHITTENDEN, Hon. THADDEUS STEVENS, of Pennsylvania, and Lieut.-Gov. NOBLE, of Wisconsin. The two first were particularly severe with the Union-saving merchants. Mr. STEVENS' speech was a lengthy review of the course of parties on the questions of a Protective Tariff and Slavery.

The Seventeenth Ward National Union Club held a meeting last evening at the "Tilford House," Seventh-street, upon which occasion speeches were made by Mr. JAMES BROOKS and C.C. EGAN.

The Prince of Wales arrived at St. Louis on Wednesday evening by steamer, and was received by a large crowd at the landing with demonstrations of respect and welcome. Yesterday he visited the grounds on which the great Agricultural Fair is being held, accompanied by his suite.

The incidents attending the capture of the slaver Storm King, which was on Wednesday brought into the port of Norfolk, will be found detailed in the letter of our correspondent, who was on board the frigate San Jacinto when the capture was made.

The Grand Jury has indicted two of the Harbor-Masters of this port, named MASTEN and ANABLE, and a Deputy to one of them, named VAN NESS, for having demanded extortionate fees for giving merchants the places for their ships to which they were entitled by law. In the affidavits on which the indictments are based, various instances are specified, in which sums ranging from $3 to $50 were thus extorted. The accused parties have been arrested and held to bail.

The Episcopal Convention yesterday transacted a large amount of routine business, including the election of Committees for the ensuing year, the reception of reports and other interesting matters. The most exciting matter was an attempt of Mr. JOHN JAY, Jr., in the morning, to elicit discussion and action on the subject of the Slave-trade in New-York. He was at the time gagged by parliamentary tactics, but was more successful during the evening session, when he managed to prepare a similar resolution with a lengthy address showing a mass of precedents for Episcopal action in the premises.

Flora Temple trotted three miles on the Centreville Course yesterday, in a match which was made to beat the time of the celebrated trotter, Dutchman -- 7:32 1/2, -- which she failed to do after two attempts. Her time was 7:33 3/4 and 7:43 1/2. A protest was entered by Flora's owner that the course was 18 feet 3 inches more than a mile.

The Fifth Regiment, Col. SCHWARZWAELDER, with 375 men, proceeded to Bedloe's Island, yesterday, for a week's encampment, the Government having permitted them the use of the barracks at that place, and provided them with four barbettes with which to practice artillery drill. The regiment will parade in full uniform on Wednesday next, when they will be reviewed by Gen. SANDFORD. Tickets will be furnished to all suitable persons who desire to visit the island on that day.
In the Board of Aldermen, last evening, the Croton water contract with A.J. HACKLEY was confirmed, thus permitting that important work to proceed; the ordinance creating the office of City Railroad Inspector was passed, and the Mayor sent a veto message of the resolution for opening new specifications for cleaning the streets. Nothing of importance was done by the Board of Councilmen.

David Upton

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150 Years Ago Today....
I meant Sept. 28, 1860 LOL