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"wEDXraDATt'pctobcr 11, 18 J.
A The Result of the Election.
oVJww', '' It will' be seen by the report . of the
i -election la our county end State that the
. Democrats ere defeated by large majority.
t-j A TT,5g- does not at all surprise us when we
ia ii- consider the mease by w hich it was acoora
HI i plhihed. Of the causes of our defeat, we
' Ji will apeak hereafter.
ntliu Jf Dsmocrats are to be beaten, It could
J'" "toot be at a tnore favorable t ime tlian the
-a ut ; present. The triumph of our opponents
, ' " -will be of short duration. They are bound
'1 ' together by in principle. The only tie
is I) that unites' them is a desire for spoils, and
no '-JnbW that they are successful, they will very
J uvgoon quarrel among themselves. ..
The ground upon which the Democratic
,k"r.ir porty stands .is firm and sure. Our princi-
Vplcsare unchangeable and eternal. They
t -" 're a part of the very government itself.
. -v Popular prejudice and fraud may gain now
' and then a temporary triumph, but sooner or
later, Democratic principles Trill bear sway
in the government.
Our defeat now, will serve to unite the
Democrats. Those who are true to their po
litical faith will join their strength and la-
bor as one man for our future success. '
', Misrepresentation Corrected.
"Though the election is passed, we place
t , ,. the above(article from the Senlinel)on record
, vJa, show up the political knavery of an im
'r ' ported demagogue, and for future reference,
-wis. . After Mf Hat, the editorof the Sentinel,
Tr . had written and printed the foregoing, we
,t, ,f.; are informed, and believe it to be euscepli
- .:., . ble of proof, (and be can deny it if be dare)
' that he went into a neighboring town, and
'. onered to barter on any candidate on his own
.lTiC t;CKet; if thereby he could secure votes for
Air. JjOomis, his candidate for Auditor, stat
ing (but falsely) that "fusionists" were bar-
tering and agreeing to Vote for Mr. Loomis
)4 instead of Mr. Bxowrikg, and that they (the
, . said Hast and his associates) were going
J into every town in the county, to make
- - similar arrangements.
en? We place this on record for convenient
reference in October 1855." Portage Coun-
,. tg itemocrat.
. ... : We had supposed that after the election
,.. was over, there would bi an end to the mis
v., representations published in the Bogus Dem-
m...ocrat. The above statement of the Demo
.Wf:ra is without the least foundation In truth,
,;, .- and this was known to its editor, before he
t.;-: penned that article. We have never in our
live offered to barter votes. That story was
.(.; one among a thousund other falsehoods cir-
r.j,.tulated ou the day of the election very much
to the injury of Mr. Loomis, and the other
Democratic candidates. It is said to have
;.i been started by O. P. Brown who claimed
B,n: that he received his information through i
, Aletter written by Dr. Applegate of Wind
trij ham. It turns out however that Dr. Apple
4 a gate never wrote any letter to Mr. Browh
r-upon the subject and never circulated any
such report. The thing is a falsehood from
tl- beginning to end. Any person can be sat-
, isfiedupon this point by questioning Dr. Ap-
.k.plcgte in regard to the matter.
Ix .The Editor of the Democrat seems to be
l devoid of every principle of honor and man-
nc; hood. He Is so constituted, that to perform
... a noble or generous action, would be to vio-
, . Jafc the laws of his being. He is constitu-
.ii job guy mean, un lort ties not in argu
ment, or the advocacy of principle, but in
misrepresentation. His highest ambition is
to be a blackguard. With such a man we
' nave no desire for controversy. It would do
our readers no good, and would disgrace our-
selves. We should take pride in contend
'ring with an honorable opponent, but there is
'- neither honor or profit in stooping so low as
to quarrel with a man totally bankrupt in
principle and degraded in practice.
' ' ' ' If there should be at any time an improve
ment in his course as a man or an Editor,
' we will inform; our readers ; until that time,
we hope to be excused from taking any fur
ther notice of Mr. Hall or his paper.
-fit The Election of Mr. Leiter.
t ' B. F. Leiteb, is elected to Congress by s
large majority. We are not surprised at
- this when we take into consideration the
- means resorted to to secure his election.
, Of course we Regret the result, and if we are
not-miitaken Ms own party will regret it in
less than two years. They have placed a
tnan in the responsible station of Representa
tive, who is pledged to carry out no definite
principle of public policy, and who, judging
. ttom his previous course, will labor fir more
( for the promotion of his own selfish pur-
poses than to secure the substantial interests
-of hia constituents.
We hope however, that in this we, may
to happriy disappointed, that Mr. Leiter by
nle political course, will prove himself to
rb worthy of public trust; for it is our de-
sire that the public officers of the county,
.District and State, whether of our own, or
any orther party, should all acquit them-
: aelvee with honor, and by their official acts
prove that the confidence pf the people has
notjieen misplaced. ; , -
;rTne tafeme,nt ha been extensively cir
ttlated . throughout the county, that, Mr.
looms, late Democratic Candidate for Aud
ftor, hile canrassing the county, "offered to
bargain away candidates for the offices up
6A the Democratic ticket So order to secure
l Now'ive art authorized jby Mr. Loomis, to
y, hat he" will give ori hcdeep, Dorians
- Jo' any honest and reliable man who will
atate under oath that be, (Loomis) ever of
fered $0;jbartV, bargaliw trade, in any tnan
per, yhaterer, the toteaof hit fellowandi.
dates to secure his own election. ;',! ' a"-1"
: Let the Fusionlstt come qn with their
ftwAt ot acknowledge iat they hay circu-
Jated a falsehood.
Wen rfv.-r, ... -
Yerte ef Portage Centy Official.
W,e give-helew the cfhdaiteorrart
age county at the flection fin ,?ue4sy lsit,
Judge of the Supreme Court - ' '' I
m v,' ' Swan, ' 2779.!
:L -L f i LNorrii, V79'(
MembeVof the Boardof Public Works
A' Miller, 1579
(Jtcob Blickensderfer87, Junior left off.)
RepreMBUU've to Congn
Probate Judge--Lyman, ..... 2785
ji. Hopkins, 1553
i Majority, 1233
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
Auditor Browning, :
v . , 1545
. Heath, ,
' Majority, 1185 '
Director of County Infirmary
Carter, Jr., 1575 ,
We have as yet received no very reliable
accounts from other counties of the State.
In Stark -county Leiter's majority is from
1200 to 1500. In summit, from 1000 to
Columbiana has gone Fusion by several
hundred majority. In Mahoning the most of
the Fusion ticket is elected.
Trumbull has gone Fusion. ' The Demo
crats are probably defeated in the State by
several thousand majority.
We have delayed issuiug our paper that
we might give the vote, but as yet can get
no reliable returns. .
The Fusion Victory.
Our political opponents are having a good
time of rejoicing among themselves over their
victory. We don't wonder at this. They
have been beaten at every election for the
last six years. That is a pretty long rest
ing spell, and it is perfectly proper that they
should now have a general glorification.
The Democrats can afford to hang up their
fiddles for a while. We are not much ac
customed to the navigation of Salt River, but
the Fusionists who have travelled it so often
that they are perfectly familiar with all the
snags and sand-bars, tell us that there is but
little danger. j
They say we are badly beaten.
Well, what if we arel We had Whigs,
Free Soilers, Sore Headed Democrats,
and Know-Nothings to oppose us! It will
take some time for this pie-bald party
to decide which of its factions shall claim
the victory. In our opinion the Know-Noth
ings are justly entitled to it. It is their
Hon. J. II. l Scott.
We are sorry to see the article in the Dem
ocrat abusive of Hon. J. H. L. Scott.
Nothing but pure malice could have prompt
ed its author to write it. The object is un
doubtedly to injure Mr. Scott's influence at
the present Teachers' Institute. This it
will not do. As a citizen, he stands above
reproach; as a friend of education he is
faithful and devoted. At the last session of
the Legislature, he was an active and effi
cient member of the Committee on Schools
and School Lands, in the House. In this
and every other responsible station ever held
by him, he has shown himself to be compe
tent and faithful.
The township of Brimfield gave a Demo
cratic majority of seventy-three, at the late
election. This is the only township in the
county where the Democracy maintained
their former strength. Suffield also gave us
a majority, but not quite so large as usual.
This is the result of organization. In Brim
field an organization is kept up the year
round, and the consequence is that the Dem
ocratic phalanx there remains unbroken by
the assaults of Fusion-Know-Nothingism.
Three cheers for the BrimfieldjDemocracy!
The Piebald Party.
The Mongrel Enemies of the Democratic
party have been organized under the follow
ing name from 1776 down to 1854. :
In 1776 Tories.
1780 Nova Scotia Cow Bojs.
" 1787 Convention Monarchists.
" 1789 Black Cockade Party.
" 1803 Anti-Jefferson Impressment Men
" 1811 British Bank Men. .;
1812 Peace Men.
"1813 Blue Lights.
" 1814 Hartfard Conventionists. -
" 1815 Washington Benevolent Society
" 1818 No Party Men.
" 1820 Federal Republicans.
" 1826 National Republicans.
" 1834 Anti-Masonic Whigs.
1837 Conservatives. .. j
. 1838 Abolitionists. - .
" 1840 Log Cabin, Hard Cider, Demo
cratic Republican Abolition
r M 1844 Anti-Wer Whigs.
" 1848 Taylor Anti-Annexation Whigs.
" 1852 Scott Anti-War Whigs.
1853 Maine Law Whigs.
: " 1854 Whig Anti-Nebraska Know-
-v Under the last name.the party now stands.
As party it has no clear well defined prin
ciples, but is simply a "anion for the sake of
spoils.? It will be successful for a short
time. As soon however as its members
shall have the moral courage to define their
position, and an opportunity is given to dis
cuss their principles, their defeat is certain.
We venture the assertion that the Fusion
Know Nothing party, will not continue it
existence longer than two year.- By that
time it will be defeated and as a conse
quence will assume new' principles and a
Pennsylvania El telle n.
mat EleellCM. ...L-
f M k ' I
Allegheny countj', Pollock's f whig) ma
kritv 430a . . : 1 I,
hiladeipma iiy, ronoca's majority, SI J'J
nion county, i 1 " J 1500
fLvcomisg county, JV.M.r L-: " - 250
Clinton county, " 250
Center county, ...300
" BacksUounljrl'TnlB" lownshTps", 300 ma
jority for Pollock. County gone of Pol
York county, Bigler's majority, 100
Berks " " 4000
I Wayne i -
' 1 r. 850
1 1 ' S50
jiouiroie - i'-jt
- . - - Jmhamwhu, -Oct. H
The election has gone, nearly all one
way. 1st. Congressional . jJtstnct elects
Florence, Dem', 3d., Tyson, tegular Whiff:
3d, Millard, Whig .and Native; 4ih, Jacob
Brown, Native; 6th, Cadwallade. Pollock,
Whig for Governor, gains largely in all di
Henry S. Mott, the Know Nothina candi
date for Canal Commissioner has over 3..
000 majority in Philadelphia. Deoltr,, . .
1 he returns up to tills hour indicate that
we have met the eo;inv and we are
theirs." The thiei? w in nrettv bad mix.
and may turn ost much better: but notwith-
tandin?,'we would advise sanguine Dem
ocrats to bet very high on uigler. The rest
oi our Utate ticket is elected.
Whiggery has profited some by the Know
Nothings in the State ticket, but lost sever
al Assemblymen in their strongholds.
Here, one Democrat and two Whiff As
semblymen are certainly elected, the other
two are in doubt. Our Recorder, J. Harvey
Robb, is also . elected. The contest for
Register and Clerk of Court lies between
the Democratic aid Native candidates.
PUt. Post. . . .
CALIFORNIA O. It!
Good news from the Golden State, Not
withstanding air the confusion reports of
dissections, destractions and divisions, the
Democracy of California have routed the
Fusionists, horse, foot and dragoon! The
telegraph report puts down the Legislature
- Ukkotxat. Fiiiok.
Senate, 27 7
House, 45 35
' Total, 'J 42
i Democratic majority 80!
This secures the election of another Dem
ocratic United States Senator. CI. Plain
Another : II ink Burst!! Whew,
how they gro. . -
The Erie and Kalamazoo Bank, at Adrian,
Michigan, blew up yesterday, scattering rags
and ruin around! it Itfis been blowing ou
steam for some time, but the outside pres
sure becoming too great, it collapsed all its
flues yesterday, and "burst up." So says a
Telegraph from Adrian to one of out Bank
ers this morning.
The periodical season for bank explosions
has returned, and is now in successful oper
ation. Whiff principles are flying about in
every direction, and "Fusion" financiers are
fluttering in great commotion. . Here is a
list of a "Fusion failures" for the last twelve
months. Look at the dismal record:
Patchin Bank, Buffalo; Farmers' and
Merchant's Bank, Oswego; Farmers' Bank
of Cannndaigue; Drovers' Bank, Ogdens
burgh; Bank of Carthage; Farmers' and
Merchants' Bank, Maryland; Bank of Mil
ford, Delaware; Washtenaw Bank, Michi
gan; Erie and Kalamazoo Bank, Michigan;
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank, Tennessee;
Massillon Bank, Ohio; Ohio Savings Insti
tute, Tiffn; Cochituate Bank, Boston; Bank
of West Killingly, Connecticut.
These fourteen Banks failed with over
two millions circulation, which is now
being bought up at an average of less than fif
ty cents on the dollar, making an oggreittb'
loss to the people of OVER ONE MILL-
ION OF DOLLARS! This tax the people
pay for the privilege of a paper currency
annually lose by counterfeits,and the amount
becomes enormous. Oh! the beauties of
the American Banking System! Rag Mills
make Rag Barons Hoorah for the "Privil
eged Orders" the American Scrip Nobility!
"Who rob us of our rights,
and lull us it ia tliuir darter,1!
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Whiggery as it Was and as it Is.
When the. forces of Whiggery were led
by their great captains, Clay and Web
ster, the Democrats had an enemy , worthy
of their steel, men of gallantry to contend
against, whom it was an honor to over
come, and no disgrace to be beaten by them.
Then was carried on a warfare of principle
measure arrayed against measure; lusty
blows were given and received in fair and
open fight. In many a hard-fought battle
and well contested field, the Whigs, under
their gallant leaders, manfully disputed ev
ery foot of ground, and were sometimes
crowned with temporary success. But, de
feated and driven ; from position to position,
they reluctantly abandoned the field to the
victors, without a vestige of those measures
for which they so nobly contended remain
ing. Worn out by age and continued ser
vice, their gallant and honorable leaders are
gathered to the tomb. The great conquer
er, Death, marks them for his own; they
sleep with their fathers; they no longer ap
pear in the stormy arena of political strife.
Their graves are bedewed with the tears of
sincere sorrow, and their virtues are em
balmed in the memory of those against whom
they so lately stood jn hostile array. Brave
men lament the brave, apd do not refuse the
tribute of a tear to the memory of an hono
What a spectacle does Whiggery present
to the world at this time! Bereft of tie
counsel and guidance of their great cham
pions, their principles exposed and derided,
defeated in all their measures, they no long
er dare meet the Democracy in open field;
they no longer attack . Democratic princi
ples, or those great measures which are con
ducting our country with such rapid strides
in the career of glory and prosperity.;, they
are content to meet in secret a band of
midnight conspirators, plotting destruction
to our glornus constitution. Stealing "the
livery of Heaven to serve the devil in,"
they appeal to the religious fears of the
weak and timid, and endeavor to stir ap a
spirit of fanaticism against a portion of our
fellow citizens, and by combination deprive
them of constitutional rights. -
They bow their once proud heads and sub
mit to the.yoke which Abolition chooses to
put on their necks. Every hair-brained en
thusiast and crack-brained fanatic that de
sires to become the leader of a new party
or sect, whether in politics or , Yeligion,
counts with certainly tison the Bympathy
and ; co-operation of WhWenr.i Having
no fixed national Drincioles on which la
stand, the old party of Clay and Webster
maxe terms with every adventurer who pro.
poses to use them. The correctness of
these remarks wan fully illustrated in the
late combinations and coalitions and fusions
which have marked the late career of fac
tious leaders in the Northern States. W
are not surprised to seo that the Southern
Wbigs are beginning to repudiate any fur
ther relationship with such a party. Wash
ington Union. h'r ' '' ' t "
'Mail Steamer Fibed Irrd.-The U. S.
Mail steamer Wetaka. on her last triD ud
the St, John's river j Was fired into by parties
at Jacksonville, Fla for disregarding the
quarantine, regulation' at that place. . , Four
or five shots were fixed from t . six,,pounder,
whereby one of the 'waiters 'was slightly
-JUrroa of Notrsf-
! tItwas rg m ore 4 ia St Louis, oa the
36th,' that Senator Geyef, of Missouri had
resigned his seat in the United Butea Sen-
Firb ! Cuveurd. An extensive fire
occurred ia Cleveland on last 8aturdiy-Tt
originated in buildings south of. the Chase
House. Stores, dwelling-houses, shops, &,c.,
were destroyed.. Loss estimated at f 35
03The price of breadstufis 'is now o
much lower in England than ia America that
several cargoes of flour are said to have
been shipped from Liverpool for New York.
This has not happened since the Inflation of
1837, when floor was Imported into New
York from the Mediterranean.
. . - . . '.. ' r. .
Ott-Gebebal W. O. Butlxb, of Ken-
lucky, was chairman of the committee that
awarded the premiums at the baby convention
at Springfield, Ohio,, on the 5th. ; Brutus
Clay, Horace Mann, Mrs. J. S. Crittenden,
Jane Swtesbelm and Fanny Fern were mem
bers of the committee.
fjirCovington, Ky., was the scene of in
tense excitement on Saturday, caused by' the
murder of a small boy, by a German named
-. He was arrested and . lodged in
jail; but threats of lynching have been
Q3A man formerly belonging in Salem,
Massachusetts, returned home on Tuesday
of last week, after an absence of forty-two
years. He left a wife and a child one year
old behind, and when he returned ho found
his daughter the mother of twelve children,
some of whom are married. . His. wife lived
a widow, as was supposed, over twenty years,
and married again some twenty years since,
and now resides in Salem. "
fjTwenty-five young women, on their
way to the Far West ae teachers, under the
patronage of the Educational Society, re
cently arrived at Albany. They are appor
tioned to Mississippi, Arkansas, Indiana, Il
linois and, we suppose, Nebraska. The So
ciety has sent out over four hundred teach
ers some having gone to Oregon, Califor
nia and Texas. . . . . . ,! '
fc5"Mr. Rutlege, the publisher of the cheap
editions of Bulwer's novels, announces in a
London paper, that he has sold 35,000 cop
ies of "Pelham;" 27,000.of "Paul Clifford;"
27,000 of "Eugene Aram;" 23,000 of "Ri
enzi;" 23,000 of "Last Days of Pompei;"
18,500 of "Pilgrims of the Rhine;" 18,000
of "Last of the Barons,' and 18,000 of "Er
OCTNorth Bend, rendered famous as the
residence and burial place of President Har
rison, will be soon converted into a town. A
considerable portion of it has been purchased
by capitalists who contemplate laying it out
in town lots and offering them for sale
05" Kingston (Jam.) papers received by
the Prometheus state that they have intelli
gence of the fact that the Dominican govern
ment appointed a comission to treat with the
United States authorities and commander of
the squadron there, on the subject of the ces
sation of Samana, either by purchase or
treaty arrangement, to our government.
03" Coal of good quality has recently
been discovered at Corunna. Michigan. 100
miles from Detroit. Ten thousand bushels
j ,,ave alread bee taken d . .
being mined at the rate of five hundred bush
els per day and sold at the a ate of ten cents
per bushel. This is better than a gold mine
for Michigan. - .
The Mobile Register learns, from the
Linden Jeffersonian, that a society called
"Know-Somethings" has been formed, and
is now at work, in McKinley, Marengo coun
ty. It was organized on the 10th of July,
1854, on which day one hundred and fifty
come forward and signed the following.
' ' ' Platform: '
1. The execution of the present natu
2. None but honest, upright and quali
fied men for office. '
3. A pure free school system.
4. War to the hilt on Know-Nothing-ism..
5. Opposition, first and last, to the for
mation of military companies,' unless we
6. The advocacy of a healthy, sound and
safe political creed.
: 7. Hostility to all devilish influences, in,
whatever form, and under whatever name.
8. Liberal institutions and liberal senti
ments. . 9. More stringent opposition to secret
political institutions. '
10. The amplest protection to religious
worship of ev.ery kind.
11. The doctrines of our revered Wash-'
ington and the patriotic Lafayette end their 1
compatriots. -' !
13. The formation of societies to dis
pense charity to all suffering humanity.
14. Eternal enmity to all : Who attempt
to corry out the principles of political in
terference in' matters of religion.
15. Our country, bur whole Country, and
nothing but our country, and Cuba and the
Sandwich Islands, if we can get them hon
orably. ' : 1 '"
16. And finally, wholesome1 laws, whole
some legislation, and death to all devilish
influences, whether in high places or low.
; The society holds it's meetings publicly,
once a week. '
Resolved, unanimously, That the above
platform be published in the Linden Jeffer
sonian, and all papers friendly to the
(jmTke Amherst (Mass.J Express reports
of the corn and hay crops in Palmer, Ware,
Hardwick, Barre, and that, region, as it does
of potatoes, and as we may say of crops
generally in Western Massachusetts that
some farmers come short, others full up to
the. average, end others still having the very
best of crops. Much has depended upon the
locations of the lands cultivated and. the care
taken of them, as to the degree to which
they have been effected by the midsummer
drouth. Cider will be manufactured 1 argely
this fall, and will be cheap. , -.. .i
OrNine wagons "loaded to. the guards"
with men, women and children, aha flank
ed by several outsiders, passed through St.
Louis on. the, 121st inst, .This noble cara
van was from the State of Indiana, and go
ing, by the way of Springfield nd Arkan
sas, to Texas.
KFHTther News ay iht aia J a
The instmctioas issued X tbatroopa at
Vi'roa the moment of tieit departure had
been published,: and displayed ! evidence1 ofj
their., minotc- ears M forethought,-: ana
indicate that the intention is to make an im
mediate attack. opgebaatopoL..,
" A dispatch dated Varna, the 23d, aays :
"From Russian sources it haa been ascer-
tained that the Russians did not oppose the
landing of the allies, because their entire
force in the Crimea was only 34,000 men,
besides he garrison at Sebastopol. 1 be
Rusaitns nave 3,500 men and 48 guns on
the heights of .Sebaatopol,. and will defend
them to the utmost.. The allies march on
Sebastopol f la 'Symperpool. The first en
counter was anticipated about the 21st their
position to meet the allies."
Ships with troops were off the fortress of
Km born and the island .of fenbria, doubt
less with the view or intercepting Russian
reinforcements. :: .'''- '
1 The English ae said to have captured a
Russian express steamer, with important dis-.j
patches rrora bepastopol. . ;u, .;
' The Vienna Tremuden Bludt states that
on the 13th, all the strand batteries recently
erected at Odessa, were destroyed by part of
we allied fleet on me lain. : ?.:
. A powder magazine had exploded at Pe-
sekop. '. It is said there was great loss of
life on the part of the Russians. A num
ber ol vessels of the allies were also dam
aged '.-i.'-.ivi.i -; l- .!.- -t ' !:
A number . of Russian regi ments have
been inspected by the Emperor, and have
lett to join in the campaign in the south.
'' Whilst the embarkation was proceeding at
Varna, an English vessel upset two gun
boats', and twenty lives were lost.'
The Freneh commander has demanded
that 14,000 troops should be received at
Athens, ' Greece. The King refused, de
claring that be would rather leave his cap
ital. .. : :.: ' ::
Prince Napoleon has sent a lot of muskets
Persia is threatened by the Tukaraons,
who have taken the fortress of Moro and
The Grand Duke Constantino was expect
ed at Simperpool.
The Emperor of the French, it is rumor
ed, is to visit England. " '"
A most diabolical outrage has been per
petrated in Ireland. About 900 inhabitants
of Enniskillen and neighborhood, including
the Karl ot .Unniskillen, proceeded to JJerry
on the 15th, by railroad, and had a grand
Protestant and - Orange celebration. - As
they were returning, the train came in con
tact with a large fragment of rock, placed
upon the rails near an embankment, throw
ing the train off the rails, instantly killing
the stoker, and wounding numerous others,
including the Earl. It is stated to have been
a deeply laid Popish conspiracy. Suspicion
of it being entertained before, unusual pre
cautions were taken,, and the train was go
ing at a very bIow rate; otherwise, the loss of
Iile would have been frightful.
All the Electoral Committees of Madrid
have adopted the programme of the Liber
No Starvation PriccsDciuocratic
We are likely to have a fall in breadstuff's;
so that rumors which have spread consider
able alarm through the country may as well
cease. The main articles of consumption
will be tolerably cheap, notwithstanding
short crops in Ulno and some other parts of
the country. The reciprocity treaty, with
Canada has had a happy effect in thus pre
venting starvation prices.' The produce of
Canada comes to Ohio now as freely as the
produce of Indiana. Dues the Administra
tion which has given us this beneficent poli
cy, at this peculiar juncture of affairs, deserve
no credit tor it! Where is the opposition
paper, save the magnanimous old National
Intelligencer, but what has withheld the meed
oi praise wnicn should loilow the consum
mation of this treaty 1 If it is given grudg
ingly. , ' .
But our object was to call attention to pre
sent prices and future prospects. Nearly
all grades of flour, says the New York Ad
vertiser, uo declining, notwithstanding the
severe drought and the prediction that pri
ces would reach $15 to $20 per barrel du
ring the fall and winter. The receipts from
the South and West are rapidly increasing;
producers having become pretty- well satis-
tied that present high prices cannot be sus
tained for any great length of time, ere push
ing forward their stocks with considerable
vigor. There is no demand for export, and
each succeeding steamer from Europe con
firms the impression, which has now become
pretty general, that not a single barrel of
flour will be Wanted from ' this Country, ei
ther in England or on the continent. The
best grades have, declined in New York,
$1,50 per barrel within a week, and holders
can only make sales by continually submit
ting to lower prices. Exchange.
Mortality among; Immigrants at
During the twenty-four hours ending1 at
noon yesterday, five ships arrived in the port,
bringing an oggregate of 2,057 passengers.
One of these vessels, the Isaac Bell with
607 passengers from Havre, lost nineteen
passenger-, on the voyags from cholera.
The Yorktown, 'another ship from London,
with 630 passengers, buried 21 of them at
sea from the same cause. The Yorktown
has been detained at quarantine on this ac
count. , : - '
. . It is a significant fact, that the excessive
mortality at ses, last year, commenced at
about this time. During September. 1853.
28,652 passenger arrived in this port, 280
died at once, and 107 were landed sick. In
August of the same year,'. 34,270 emigrants
arrived at New York, no deaths occurred at
seaj and but 66 were landed sick. For Au
gust, 1854, the ' mortality among emigrants
at sea ha been exceedingly trivial, while
September bids fair; we fear, to rival its fel
low of last year in making the Atlantic a
vast charnel-ouse. If the .epidemic should
hot speedily abate, shippers would do well
to take fewer passengers," as they did last
year, until a more healthy season shall have
set in. Much of the mortality at sea is to
be attributed to the crowded state of the
vessels bringing emigrants. The Congres
sional Committee on Sickness and Mortali
ty on board Emigrant Ships, after a care
ful examination cf facts, states, that of the
312 vessels which arrived in this port from
European ports in the last four months of
1853, the average number of passengers on
board of each was 311,' while cn board of
the 47 which were visited with cholera, the
average was 465. Trib., Wed.
Indian Outrages in Mexico. "
A circular of the 1st inst. orders all' forts
on the frontier that can be effectively used
in the prevention of incursions by the In
dians, to be occupied and put in order. .. .
The most horrible of the unnumbered
atrocities of the Indians lately, is one in
which they made a hole beneath the chin
of a young man, throngh which they piss
ed a cord, taking it through the mouth, end
so hanging him up by his chin to a. pee, end
making him a target fpr their jirrows!
Another, in ' Which the wretches cut some
pieces of flesh from the haunches of a poor
infant, roasting them and eating them while
the agonized Tittle creature still lived! and
another, in which they devoured the great
er pan ox me numan body.
. Horace J. Homer, Know Nothing'elect-
ea mayor. The Know Nothings baft lit
erally iwept the city, '
tram t ClsraUa PlmlixWw, rtm
The ttemet E, K. Collins bMrnf-Tvrn'
Thret Lees kJ Three Persons from, City
land missing, ' KL-i-5-
' Detsoit. October 9. The E. K. Collins,
from, the SaujjiIillcveJsnd, left Uiis.city
last night between ten and eleven o'clock.
About midnight the boat, wis disovfed.M
be on fire, a little below maiden, near me
light house at the mouth of the river. Be
fore the boat could be got ashore, she was
completely enveloped ,in flames, and tw,em
ty-three persons perished, sithsr in tho flames
or the water. , . . , . -
Below we give a list of the ssved and lost
A statement respecting the origin of the
fire, and such other facts as can be obtained,
will appear in this evening's TW&tms.
Passengers missing Mrs. Dibble, some
where in New York: Samuel Powell, Cleve
land; Lawrence Whalen, Cleveland; J. W,
Cook, Pitts. R. R. Agl, Cleveland; Mrs
McNeily, wife. of waiter; Mrs. Watrous and
child, Ashtabula, body of child recovered;
colored man from Virginia, .
' Crew Missing Ches. Adams, barber;
John M'Neely, waiter; John Dennis, do; J.
Trinkner, do; John Halstbd, head do: Ly
man, bar-keeper; Mrs. Fanny Lewis, rabin
maid; Samuel Brown, fireman; Anthony
Allwick, deck hand; Tbos. Adderson; J. A.
G reman; James Garnett, cook, colored; Nat.
Robbinsdo. do; one wheelman. '
. Passengers Saved A. P. Rogers, Ashta
bula, O.; X. Carey. Grand Rapids, 'Mich.;
J. D. Patterson, Westfield,. Chaut Co., N.
Y.; George W. Farr, Brecksville, O.; B.F
Dubois, Philadelphia; Hill Edson, Vermill
ion, U.; . U. Mertz, JJalton, Ohio; v Edward
Powers, Cleveland; . Bernard McDonnell,
Cleveland; Miss Laura Smith, Ash., O.;
Mrs. Cook, Cleveland; Lewis Morris and la
dy, Ann-Arbor, Mich. '
, The Collins took fire on her boiler deck,
and so rapid Was the spread of the flames
that the passengers and crew, .who had
mostly retired, were unable to save any
clothing except a few articles.' She took
fire in the bay about a quarter of a mile be
low Maiden, and nearlv abreast of the light
house. She was immediately headed for
shore, but was unable to reach shallow wa
ter before the flames had complete posses
sion of her. The after part of the boat
swung round into the river, had nearly all
on board were driven to that part of the
boat, and were obliged to jump iuto the riv
er. The current here sets out .very strong
ly into the lake, and had it not been for Capt.
Langl.ey and the timely arrival .of the pro
peller Fintry, nearly all .would inevitably
have been drowned. . ,, ; i -.
'Seeing the light, he hastened to the spot
and hid bis boats all ready ' to let go' as the
vicinity was reached. This was done, and
nearly all who were picked up by him a
few only reaching the shore. ... ,; ,
Some nearly exhausted. Everything that
could be done to relieve the sufferers was
done by the crew of the Fintry, who acted
nobly. .... . ,.. , : .,; w. . ;:!?'
' Some wretch, in the tumult, stole $80
from a sick man who had been at work at
the Sout, and which constituted his' earn
ings. A purse of $20 was made up for him.
The Collins came out last October, and
cost $105,000, and was insured for only
$13,500 in the Mercantile Mutual, N. Y.
$5,000 in the Atlas, N. Y., and $3,00 in
the North Western, N. Y. She was owned
by Capt. E.B. Ward. .
Determination or the Czar.
The Emperor Nicholas is evidently de
termined to continue the war until peace can
secured on terms in every way honorable; to
himself. No matter what disasters his em
pire may be subjected to in consequence of a
continuance of hostilities, he will never
yield in the slightest degree to the .demands
of his antagonists, so long as he has a man
in his dominions capable of shouldering
musket His fortresses may be taken, his
cities occupied, his fleets destroyed, and hisLleavoring to get at the leak from the inside,
armies defeated; but he will never succumb
Some idea of his determination may be
gathered from the tact that he has issued or
ders that all the principal Russian towns
which may be in danger of falling into the
hands of the enemy shall share the fate of
Moscow. In accordance with these orders,
a proclamation has been issued at Odessa,
that if that city should be attacked and in
peril, it is to be fired in every part, while the
people retreat into the interior. The docu
ment which thus consigns to destruction a
splendid city and port, containing 100,000
inhabitants, : concludes with the following
significant words: "Woe be to those who
remain behind or attempt to extinguish the
fire. ' . .
The Allied Powers will find it impossible
tosucure an enemy possessed of a spirit like
this. . He may be worsted, but he cannot be
conquered.- Detroit Free Press. ; '
The Nntioual Baby Show.
'" . ClHCIBNATI, Oct. 6.,
The National Baby Show took place at
Springfield, Ohio,: to-day, and one hundred
and twenty entries of babieiJ were made.
The first premium, for the finest baby of
two years old or under, was a tea set with a
salver, valued at three hundred dollars.. .
: The socond premium, for the next "best
baby, was a tea set valued at two hundred
dollars. . .
The third premium was two hundred dol
lars for the finest child under one year of
age. ; ' -
The fourth premium was a Parian Thar-
ble groups . ' : : .' : . :'
lhe first premium was awarded to Mrs.
Romner of Vienna, Ohio; , the. second to
Mrs. McDowell, of Cincinnati; the third to
Mrs. Arthur, of Philadelphia; the fourth to
Mrs. Henry Howe, of Cincinnati. ' " "
A letter was received from "Fanny Fern,"
and read to the edification of all concerned
Letters were also received from Mrs.
Swisshelm, Mrs. Crittenden. Lrs. Mott. arid
Horace Greeley, Esq. ' ' '
. Mrs. Mott thought that black babies
sbouid have been admitted to this exhibi
tion,, and had , an equal chance with the
whites; '''' ' '' ": ' ' "'
Among the exhibitors was an old woman
wh came with her seventeenth child. She
claimed a premium on that ground.
From Utah. ;-
According to late advices, Utah is getting
along flourishingly. The wheat fields prom
ise an abundant harvest. Salt Lake City is
getting along finely; paper is now manufac
ured there, and the Desert Jfews is printed
upon the home-made articles,., ; Brlgbam
Young's policy has been to have everything
made in the settlement which could possibly
be produced. A ferry-boat now plies on tb'e
Jordan, on which Salt Lake City is situated.
She is 46 feet long, will have a stern wheel
propelled by horse power, and is destined to
be used mainly for the transportation of stock
to and from Great Salt Lake City and Ante
,'cpe Island. A bridge has been built over
Jordan. The Neies states that goods to the
amount of over one million of dollars are on
their way Jrom 'i Missouri to Deseret. " A
meeting of the Saints, po the 28th of June,
missionaries wore appointed to many distant
lands, and John Smith, the eldest son of. Hi
ram Smith, 'was voted to be Patriarch " over
the whole Ohurch of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints. , j ifv-s :
Lecedemai..Ap' Indiana paper, states
that one David Van Alstyne, has been mulct
ed in $3000 damages, in a breach of prom
ise CBBe, in whioh Miss Hand was the plain,
tiff. . The New York Journal of Commerce
says, "Served hilji perfectly right J)ayid
bad no business to indulge in any Such slight
of Hand perfernunces.''
iossj or im Arctic, v
eclums of the Plain Dealer. It gives an a-" V
cpunt in detail of the loss of the ocsaa
j a cxf,M
, Haliva October 1.
Noailvicea of the missinf boats of thtt
A"tKZ Ib ,Witio"-,Vxh,bri6',,,,lM
Eliza, despatched by Warren it Bro's. wi
der arrangements with the American Cob sol,
snd other vessels, ws sre happy to state that
the riphtRev' Mk ;Filrf ."hi',,h.J ku
jachrfa it Iho disposal bf Mr.KswmaB.
fho lostjoLtiaain tngagiof m nn and 15 U
ung ueroui lor sea,f ne lelt it 1 P. JL
yesterday ,.witfi instructions to cruise for six
days to q JcHitoword of the Island.
It is generally expected that Mr. Whits,
of the New York, New Foundiand and Lon
don TelespV Company, "would have de
spatcbed the Company's steamer Victoria,
in search of he Arctic The steamer arri
ved from the westward yesterday. Wa an
derstand the. reply to Mr. Newman's applies
tion for her was that she- could be had for
500 per day She is about 200 tons burthsn.
Ths following statement of the loss of
Mr. Balham; 2d officer, appears In an extra
of Tuesday . 1 Mr B. and the other officers
and crew saved in the 2 'boat);, arrived at
Broad Cove; and reached here on Tuesday:
"On Wednesday.' the $7tb.; noon, Capo
Race bearing north-west 65 miles, while
running in a very thick fog, we were struck
on the starboard bow about' 60 feet aback
the cut-water, by an tron' steamer, which
made three large holes in the ship, two be
low water, one of Which was about 6 feet
in length, and 1 wide, leaving the whole
cut-water and stem of' the iron steamer
through the Arctic's side. So dense was
the fog that the vessel could not be seen a
minute before the collision.. The helm wse
put hard a starboard..-.,. r;
The engine was stopped instatly and back
ed at full speed until clear of the other
steamer, which occupied about two minutes.
The French steamer seemed to be sinking;
bow first. " ' .
Capt. Luce . immediately gave orders to
clear nway the quarter boats, which was done
and Mr: jGourley, chief officer, left the Are- .
ft'c in charge of the starboard boat On low
ering the port boat the Captain exclaimed.
"Hoist up that boat again, Mr. Balham," and
beckoned me to go to him. Upon doing so
he told mo to go over the bow to ascertain if
possible what damage had been done. I
then found the holes above mentioned. Up
oninforming him of the fact, he gave orders
to get sails out to try and get them round
about to endeavor to stop the leak, which
was promptly done, but to no advantage
whatever, as so much of the' bow and iron
broken off the other steamer Was projecting
that the sails could not be brought close to
the vessels side. ' '
The Carpenter was then lowering down
over the vessel's side, and pillows and mat
tresses passed down to him to try if possible,
to force them in, but the leak was found to
be so far below the water line they could
not be got in, and every exertion to stop the.
leak proved unavailing. 'Captain Luce then
ordered the ship's head to be kept ahead,
which bore N W, & W. : By this time we
had lost sight of the chief officer's boat, and
the other steamer, which we supposed: had
sunk. We had not been on our course more
than 4 or 5 minutes ' before she' ran over a
boat and crew belonging to the other vessel,
all of whom perished with the' exception of
one who caught hold of a rope hanging over
the bow. Directly after the boat was seen,
orders were given to stop the engine, which
the Chief Engineer raid would not be done,
as the ship was fast sinking.'' '
In about 30 minutes, all the lower 'fires
were out, arid at least three1 feet of water in
the ship, fore and aft. By this time the C in
fusion amongthe passengers was very great,
but they used all efforts to assist the crew in
keeping the deck pumps going, and in light
ing tne snip torward, lor the purpose ot en-
which Wis fount! to be useless, and numbers
of them going into the boats 'Which were
stilf hanging to the davits..' ': -V
In 45 minutes alter the collision I earns
up from the fore hold and informed the Cap
tain that the water was on level with- the
lower deck, and it was impossible to get at
the leak. I then asked him what he thought
would be the fate of the ship; when he sta
ted his belief to me that there was no hope
of saving her. He then told me to see to
my boats. On going to those on the port
side, I found them completely filled with
men; women and children, and ho possibility
of getting near them..' T immediately went
to the starboard side and ordered two of the
crew to lower the guard boat, and asked the
Captain what were his Intentions. He re
plied that the ship's fate 'should be his.' I
then asked him if he would not allow his son
to go, as I intended to take a boat; but he
returned me the answer that he should shara
his fate. ' t. ,
1 Tt wan Hnon discovered that there was' nn
hope of saving the' Arctic,' and the' lady,
daughter, and son of Mr. E- K. Collins, with
several ladies, were put on board boat.
In the act of lowering which one of the
tackles gave way and all " except one lady,
who cluug to a sailor holding fast to a boat,
were precipitated into the sea and lost." I
then jumped iuto a boat and was ordered by
the Captain to cut away tho tackle fall. and
drop astern. ' . ' ;
T flirt an nnrt nt tlta' c a rvi a n.n itt.mt SA
a ut w, ui.u u. .lib Butnt. uQ .will Si V
persons, I suppose, jumped overboard, of
whom 17 or. 18 were picked up. - We fell ia
with another bgat, which had been lowered
from the other, side, and lightened her of
part of her load, leaving 19 on her and 28
on my own boat. ' "'' !'- '
The last sight we: had of the ship - her
guards were level with the water, and the
surface of the sea was. covered with human
beings, who had fallen or jumped, overboard
to whom it was impossible to render assis
tance, and we soon lost Bight bf all, as the
fog continued to be very dense.; I then ask
ed the boats crew whether they were willing
to be governed by, me, wh.i$ , was, unani,
moiisly assented to, and I was put in com
plete command of both bpats. We wire
the 0 miles south of Cape Race.'"'; ' f '
v Deeming it my duty to take the nearest
course for the safety oi all, after pul'ng fo
40 hours with nothing . tq guide us but the?
run of the sea, which I took to be heavy
from the southward, and on a thick fog which
lasted all the time, we reached Broio Cove,'
some twelve miles bouUi of Cape Race.
We, then proceeded by land to Renewed
which place we reached on Friday , last. , I
there obtained and took charge of a small
schooner, which wb hired by thepuraee and
myseit, and proceeded immediately in search
of the wreck or the . boats., We cruised
around in a strong gale, of wind from -the,
north-enst, but discovered no trace of the
boats.'"''1- i!"U fUita rAi't - '.''"'
1 . : : . - , ' ': " V" xi
. ,'. Post Office Kevennea ! -ya
The revenue received, by the : General .
Post Office Department for the fiscal year
ending the 30th of June lastwai from let
ter postage, 1 $4,478,227t pewspftper ioi 1
sai i.aaa. Tout. s. 684eo.-.Last
the amopnts weren-for: letters, t4a,792,
and for newspapers, $789,24.6. ; Total, 85r.
016,138. As compared with last year, there.,
Is- this year sn'ittcrease In. the total amount
of $68,5SV' Th6 excess from letfer's tb'let,
yer ger,hi8tyear is $246,436; while the de!
Crease-in, the. amount eceiyed froip newspa-.
fjTHeni Ward Beecher says that the' las'
quarter of sa hour of a long drawn tiresome'
discourse, givea repulsiveness religious, t
truth, stronger thafl can be dissiplated by
tWO ffood 9 ft"anls.