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THE BEDFORD GAZETTE.
Bedford, \ov. 6, 18.17. B. F. Meiers & G. W. Ben lord, Editors. DEMOCRATIC (01XT¥ MEETING The Democrats of Bedford County, will assem ble in Mass Meeting at the Court Hou3e,on Mon day evening ol next Court week, to celebrate the glorious victory achieved by the Democratic party at the late election. Let there he a full turn out of the gallant men who charged the ranks of the enemy with such signal success and who can now meet together and congratulate each other on the triumph of the piinciples for which they so noblv battled! Reduction of* Terms! THE "GAZETTE" FURNISHED TO SI B SCRIBEKS FOR $1,50, IF PAID IN ADVANCE!! In accordance with the general wish of our subscribers we have concluded to reduce the price of our paper to $1 50 per annum, cash, in advance. If pavment is not made in ad vance, $2,00 will he charged if paid within the year: whenever a subscriber suffers his account to remain unsettled at the end of the year, $2,50 will be charged. [lf These Terms mil be strictly unit invariably adhered fo._g7) All of our present subscribers who will make payment belore the first day of January next, shall receive the Gazette at the above named rate of $1,50 per annum, in advance, and those who have already paid us $2,00 'or the present volume, shall have a credit of 50 cents on the next. A SHALLOW ♦ I DODGE!" The abolition organ in this place endeavors to account for the late overwhelming defeat of its party by saying that nearly the whole Democratic vote was polled while that ot the opposition was "more than five hundred short! Now, as "figures will not lie," let us glance for a moment at the arithmetic of our oppo nents. The entire vote polled for Governor in this county, at the late election, was 4304 ; the entire vote polled for Canal Commissioner, one year ago, was 4467. This shows a falling off in the entire vote of the County of only 163 ! Again, compare the vote for President last year, with that cast for Governor, at the last elec tion. The entire vote in the county for Presi dent, was 4690, from which subtract the 4304 above stated as being the vote for Governor, and there is shown to be a deficit of only 386 voters ! Now, one half, at least, of these 386 • votes, that were absent from the polls, are Dem- j ocrats, as can be satisfactorily shown by refer ence to the votes ofthe different districts. For instance, in Cumberland Valley tp., twenty Democrats remained at home on election day— j in Southampton fourt een —in Middle Woodber rv thirteen —in Juniata, Napier and other town- j ships where there are heavy Democratic gains, a considerable number of Democrats did not j turn out. In this Borough, there were seven, j or eight, of our party absent, and indeed we know of no district in the county, where there was a full Democratic turn-out. How, then, can the Abolitionists "figure up" j that the Democrats "cast nearly their entire 1 vote in the county," and that theirs "is more'j than 500 short," when the official tables show that the whole vote of the county is only 386 less than the highest ever cast within its present limits, and that about one half of those 386 votes are Democratic ? We do not deny the assertion ol the Abolitionists that their "vote is over 500 short. " That is true, most assuredly. Their vote is short about 270 ore;- 500. The truth is that a large number oi the voters whose absence from the polls they so piteously bemoan, were out and voted —but not the Aboli tion ticket. They gave their suffrages for VVIL LIAM F. PACKER and the whole Democratic tick et. This is the reason why the opposition are "oper 500 short" in the county. Had the whole Democratic strength been brought to bear upon them, they would have been beaten 1000 instead of 770. So much for this very shallow dodge of the Abolitionists. We would advise them to "head" in a diflerent direction, the next time. There is a stone wall of stubborn facts against which they must inevitably butt theirjsore sconces, if they persist in the course which they at present pursue in endeavoring to explain away their humiliating defeat. Admirers of "niggers," beware of the figures ! A Voice from tiie Head Haters of Salt River. The Abolitionists are crying out most dole fully from their moorings at the sources of "Old Salt," saying among other things, that magnificent promises of a railroad, a plankroad, £cc., were made by Democrats when advocating the claims of VVm. P. Schell for the Senator ship. Now we call to witness every man who attended the vartous Democratic meetings held during the late campaign, and every read er of the Bedford Gazette , that Mr. Schell was never pledged, to the making of any railroad, or plankroad, in this county, or any where else. VVe never said that Mr. Schell, if elect ed, could or would, make such road, or roads; we only said that he would be able to do more for such enterprises, than any other man in the district. This was our argument for Mr. Schell—this is the promise we made in his be half—and for the fulfillment of this promise we stand responsible. Mr. Schell will do ail he can for "that railroad," and that is all his Demo cratic friend* promised he would do. The Ab lition organ in this place is evidently frying to make a little party capital of that railroad busi ness; but, as its articles are at present written at the head waters of Salt River, which region has beep so long in possession of the opposition, that lying has become the principal virtue of the inhabitants, it is unnecessary to say a word more in reference to the subject. [£F""The vote in Pennsylvania for Governor, in 1857, compared with that for President in 1856, stands as follows . Buchanan, 230,500 Packer, 188,863 Fremont, 147,447 Wilmot, 146,14' Fillmore, 82,229 Hazlehurst, 28,160 Hence it will he seen that nearly the whole "Republican" vote of the State was polled for Wilmot, whilst ovei 41,000 Democrats did not go to the election. And yet Gen. Packer has nearlv 43,000 of a majority over Wilmot ! ALFRED B- M'CALMONT, ESQ. The above named gentleman is spoken of by a number of Democratic journals in the Western part of the State, as a suitable person to fill the office of Attorney General in the Cabinet of Governor Packer. We have no personal ac quaintance with Mr. M'Calmont, but know him by reputation as a sound lawyer, an eloquent orator and an unflinching Democrat. The Pittsburg Post speaks of him as follows : Mr. M'Calmont is a gentleman of thorough education, having graduated at Dickinson Col lege, (an institution to whose training we owe a Buchanan, a Gibson, a Witkins, a M'Clure and numerous other brignt lights in law, politics and literature,) several years ago with high credit to himself, and satisfaction to his friends. He has for a number of ypars been a success ful practitioner at this Bar, and has achieved for himself an enviable reputation, as a sound thorough-bred lawyer. He is at present, the worthy Prolhonotary of the Supreme Court for this district, and his eminent qualifications pe culiarly designate him for the seat of Attorney General. His political course has bpen of the Jack sonian stamp —firm, undeviating and resistless, as well as efficient and untiring in his labors for Democratic men and measures. Mr. M'Calmont has never bepn an office seek er, trying: to "turn up" year after year, and firing: a t the flock of offices only to see them fly awav into the hands of the less ostentatious and more deserving*: he is just the reverse ol this, and his backwardness in this particular has been the theme of solicitude on the part of his friends. It is time that merit should receive its reward. The laborer is worthy of his hire. An opportu nity is presented to bestow the desert upon a faithful and meritorious Democrat and citizen of the West, and we trust soon to hear of the judicious selection of Alfred B. M'Calmont for Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Hermitage, the Old Residence of Geu eral Jackson. The Nashville Union, in noticing the rumor that Congress will not accept the gift ofthe Her mitage from the State of Tennessee, upon condi tion that a military school is established there, says : "If, then, Congress at the approaching session should decline the gift of the State, we trust the Legislature will follow the recommendation of the Governor. In his late message, Governor Johnson suggests that the Hermitage be set apart as the residence of the future Governors of Ten nessee. The recommendation is eminently pro per and appropiate. We have now no Execu tive Mansion, and the salary is not sufficient to permit a Governor of limited private fortune to bring his family to Nashville. The distance from the city is not too great, and, besides, no Chief Magistrate of Tennessee residing at the Hermitage could ever prove unfaithful to the high trust reposed in him. The glorious tradi -1 tions around him would make mim true to him self and the country. Let the future Govern ors ofTennessee, then, reside at the Hermitage. There are a thousand things there to remind one of his character, his history his opinions, and his deeds. Nor were those opinions of more value then than at this moment. Had the coun try followed his wise counsels we would not have been cursed by a brood of pestilent and corrupt banks." More Trouble in Kansas. NEW YORK, Oct. 31.—A private despatch ! from Law rence, K. T., says that Governor Walk er and Secretary Stanton were obliged to have Lecornpton on account of the threats of the ultras, and are now at Benicia. Sheriff* Walk i er, with a posse of his men, is with tire Gov ernor. A special messenger was sent to Colonel Snmner's command. A document was circula ! ted in Lawrence, inviting Walker to that place, ; and pledging the protection of its citizens. The Associated Press correspondent at St. | Louis, in reference to the above despatch, tele graphs as follows : "We have no such intelligence here, and , nothing like it has passed through the telegraph office in this city to-day. The despatch has i internal evidence of being a hoax. Governor . Walker has troops at Lecornpton for the protec tion of the Constitutional Convention : and it he : had not, he would scarcely demand it of an I officer who has not been in command in Kansas I for several months, and who for some time ; past has been under arrest. I saw a letter from Secretary Stanton to-night, dated Leconp : ton, October 28, and it irakes no mention of any I difficulty." WHAT WILL THE OPPOSITION DO NOW?— Since Black Republicanism has gone the way of Know Nothingism and been completely wiped out, the question arises what will the Opposition do now? Full of devices and subterfuges thpy will no doubt rally their scattered forces, at least by the time the Presi dential election comes round, under some new name and upon some new platform. Let them come in whatever shape they mav, the Demo cracy are ready to meet and overthrow them. We hear in some quarter that the old whig party is to be rp-organized and re-constructed, in others that the American party is to be galvanized into new life. The tariff is talked of by some of the opposition as an issue likefv to be prominent in a future campaign, and what is perfectly in keeping with opposition incon sistency many of those who have just voted for David Wilmot, a notorious freetrader, for Gov ernor, are now clamoring for a high protective tariff. The United States Bank is advocated bv those of the opposition who are deeply tinctured with old federalism. The Democracy will wait until the opposition arrange all their plans for future operations, and then they will rally under their old flag and overthrow any kind of an organization that may be raised up against them. Everlasting honor to the old, staid, firm, patriotic, lion hearted, unconquerable Democ racy. —The United States frigate Congress left Spezzia on the 7th rnst. LITERARY MELANGE- We shall devote this department of the da ztiit to occasional review s of new books, als, &c., and to the re-publication of such s' ay literary waifs as we shall deem worthy of [re servation in our columns. Owing to otler pressing duties connected with our office of eJ itor, we ma)' not be able to make this a contin uous feature in our paper ; nevertheless, ve shall endeavor to give our readers as much of it as our taste may prescribe and our opportuni ties permit. —As we write, the smoky haze of incepti'e (if it prove not deceptive) Indian Summer spreads its blue vapors over the hills. That mcst pleasant of all seasons is evidently at hand, aid we shall soon breathe its "dreamy air" aid bask in its cheerful sunlight. Poets have oltrn essayed the description of this "charming efi sode in the melancholy story of the deciiniig year," but we have never met with anythiog on the subject, in prose, or poetry, that exceeds the solemn grandeur, the sombre beauty, ol the poern subjoined. TIIE CLOSING SCENE. BY THOMAS BUCHANAN BEAD. Within the sober realm ol leafless trees. The russet year inhaled the dreatnv air, Like some tanned rea/ier in his hour of ease, When all the fields are lying brouni and bare. The gray barn*, looking from their hazy hills, O'er the dim waters widening in the vales, Sent down the air a greeting to the, mills, On the drill thunder of alternate flails. All sights were mellowed attd all sounds subdued, The hills seemed further, and the streams sang low: As in a dream the distant wood marl hew'd, Jits winter log, with many a muffled blow. Th' embattled forests, erewhile armed in gold, Their banners bright with every martial hue, Now stood, like some ;-ad beaten host of old, Withdrawn afar in Time's remotest blue. On slumbrous wings the vulture tried his flight; The dove scarce heard his sighing mate's complaint; And like a star slow, drowning in the light, The village rhiirch-vane seemed to pale and faint. The sentinel cock upon the hillside crew ; Crew thrice, and all was stiller than before— Silent till some replying warder blew His alien horn, and then was heard no more. Where erst the jay within the elm's tall crest Made garrulous trouble round her unfledged young; And where the oriole hr/ttg her swaying nest tly every Irght wind like a censer swung ; Where sang the noisy masons of the eaves, The busy swallows eirehttg ever near, Foreboding as the rustic mind believes, An early harvest and a plenteous year; Where every bird which charmed the vernal feast, | Shook the sweet slumber from its wings at morn, To warn the reapers of the rosy east, All now was songless empty and forlorn. Alone, from out the stubble piped the quail, And croaked the crow, through ail the dreary gloom. Alone the pheasant drumming in the vale, I • Made echo to the distant cottage loom. There was no bud, no bloom upon the bowers: The spiders wove their thin shrouds night by night,' I The thistle-down, the only ghost of flowers, Sailed slowly by—passed noiseless out of sight. i Amid all this—in this most cheerless air, And where the woodbine sheds ajrorr the porch j Its crimson leaves, as if the year stood there, Firing the floor with his inverted torch, — i Amid all this, the centre of the scene 'l'be white haired matron, with monotonous tread ■ Plied the swift wheel, and with her joyless mien, Sat like a Fate, and walrhed the flying thread. ■ She had known sorrow. He hail walked with her, Oft supped, arid broke with hei the ashen crust, And, in the dead leaves, still she heard the .stir Of his black mantle trailing in the dust. While yet her cheek was bright with summer bloom, Her country summoned, and she gave her all, i And twice war bowed to her his sable plume; Re-gave the swords to rest upon the wall. | Re-gave the swords—but not the hand that drew And struck for liberty the dying blow; Nor him, who to his sire and country true, Fell 'mid the ranks of the invading foe. Long but not loud, the droning wheel went on Like the tow murmurs of a hive at noon; I Long but not loud the memory of the gone, Breathed through her lip-*, a sail and tremulous tune. | At ' ast 'he thread was snapped, her head was bow'd; Lite dropped the distaff through his hands serene; : And loving neighbors smoothed her careful shroud; While Death and Winter closed the Autumn scene. We have italicized those passages in this poem which seem to us peculiarly striking.— The whole allegory is a masterpiece of poetic, art. Its beauty consists rather in quiet, but for cible similes, in the simple sublimity of human experience, than in the extravagance ofmeta phor, or the lofty flights of imagination. Iri other words, its beauty is the beauty nf truth.— Nothing can be more truely poetic, because nothing can be truer of nature, than the lines, "The thistledown, the only ghost of flowers, Sailed slowly by, passed noiseless out of sight!" A writer in the London Htheneum, pronoun ced the "Closing Scene," on its first publication, equal to Cray's immortal Elegy, which was, indeed bestowing upon it exalted praise. We cannot go quite so far, but we do say and be lieve that the theme allegorized in this poem has never been more beautifully treated by any living American poet. Til II IIAGIZI\|;§. GRAHAM'S ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE. Phila delphia, Watson & Co. The November number ol this well establish ed monthly is before us. It is filled with in teresting and instructive reading and is beauti fully embellished with fine engravings. It con tains ninety-six pagpsof reading matter, sixteen of which are taken up by the "Editor's Easy 1 .ilk, the most attractive feature of the whole book. CHAS. G. LELAND, author of the Knicker bocker Magazine's "Mace Sloper" sketches, is the editor of this work. Mr. Leland is a ripe scholar and a polished writer. His department in "Graham," is conducted by a master hand. Among the contributors to Ihis magazine, we remark the great American dramatist GEORGE I 11. BOKER, author of the "Betrothal," "Calay- j nos," "The Vision of the Goblet," &c.. JOHN G. SAXE, the Green Mountain Poet and Wit, also contributes occasionally to its pages. EMERSON'S MAGAZINE AND PUTNAM'S MONTH LY.—New York. J. M. Emerson &. Co. Putnam's Alonthfy was, a few years ago, considered the organ of American intellect.— It numbered among its contributors the standard writers of the country. Unfortunately, howev er it was made the mouth-piece of a coterie of hare-brained political fanatics who. month after month, distilled upon i's pages the somnific essence of their poppy brains. The result was that Putnam was drugged to death by the end less disquisitions of these wise philosophers.— He has however been brought to life a gain bv the proprietors of that excellent month ly, "Emerson's Magazine," and having found a sensible partner, he gives goodl v promise of bet ter things. The consolidated work, Emerson I . . and Putnam, is decidedly a good hook, and will, doubtless, soon be the rival of that prince of the monthlies, "Harper's Magazine." The October number, the first issue under the new arrange i ment, is a model, both in neatness of print and : binding, and in literary contents. It contains i 112 pages. Gov Packer's Inauguration- The Harrisburg Herald states that arrange ! ments are now in progress for a grand milita | rv and fireman's parade there, on the occasion |ot Gen. Packer's inauguration. Several first class fire companies from Philadelphia have j signified their intention of being present, and jwe have no doubt companies from all the neighboring towns will be in attendance. A military company and a band from Williams l port will escort the Governor elect to the cap ;ito I, and an effort will be made to secure the attendance of a large number of volunteer companies Irorn other [daces. Kriifurky. The Legislature of Kentucky will meet in i December, and the Democracy having the ma ijorityon joint ballot, will be able to electa ! United Slates Senator. The name of the Hon. : Linn Boyd is mentioned among th- most prorni j nent. His capacity, experience, and pnritv of i life justly entitles him to that distinguished po ; sition. We hope he may be selected to repre sent that gallant State. CIRCULATION OF DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPERS. —DUTY OK POSTMASTERS. — We take the fol lowing well timed remarks from the Albany Httas and Hrgus, and commend them to the | attention of postmasters in Pennsylvania par | ticularly, who have been sadly remiss in exten ding the circulation of their own journals : " Postmasters are not bound by law to aid the circulation of any newspaper, and it is their , duty to furnish the accommodations of the mail i service to all. But they are indebted f jr their j offices to the political party, to which they j belong. Their duty to that party—simple ! good faith to their political associates—requires that they should not labor in behalf of the prin ! ciples of the enemy and engage in their dissem ; ination. Nay, more, common honesty requires | that they should, so far as they reasonably can, J reciprocate the kindness of th* party which has i conferred office upon them, by aiding in up | holding its principles and perfecting its organi : zation and contributing to its success. In no way I can this so conveniently and efficiently he done by them, as by extending the circulation oi Democratic newspapers. "There is not a postmaster at the smallest country hamlet who cannot by a small amount :of labor and little tact, increase the circulation ' nf Democratic newspapers in his neighborhood. Where postmasters refuse to recognize their ob | ligation to their political friends to do this ,and 1 especially where they engage in circulating Black Republican newspapers, it is perfectly fair, na vit is the duty of self-preservation, fi>r the Democratic patty to dispense with their | services and bestow their offices upon those j who have a more correct appreciation of polili j cal duties. "More than this, these post-office appoint ments, so long as it is agreed they are political i ones, should be in efficient hands. They should jbe bestowed upon those who have thedisposi : tion and the skill to aid and strengthen the party in the locality, and where they are now in the hands which fail to accomplish this end, changes should unhesitatingly be made. On no other principle of distributing political patron age can a party be sustained. In the case of Postmasters, a pretty good index of their politi cal efficiency is afforded by the number ol Dem ocratic newspapers circulated through their respective offices. WHAT DOES IT COST TO VISIT EUROPE? This interesting question is thus, satisfactorily answered by a correspondent of th** Boston Post: "This is a question that I am asked not un frequently, and something may be said in an swer that will be of advantage to the inexperi enced traveller. Weie Ito state that I spent ten or flirty thousand dollars during my first visit to Europe and it was nearer the latter sum | than the former it would he really saying no- I thing definite, so I w ill tell you what may he done. Stay-at-home people often have some very singular ideas of the expenses of foreign travel. lam not writing for the information of beggar, robbers or gamblers, but lor those who take money enough with thern to pay all their expenses, personal and otherwise. During my last visit to Europe, I visited England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, northern Italy and Sardinia, and was gone from home about 100 days. When I have been asked what it cost me, I have sometimes asked my questioner to " guess" the amount. The sum named has been usually $2,000 or $'2,500 jlt was about one fifth of the latter sum to wit; j five hundred, and tlie very same scem-s can lie I visited now for one-half that sum, and travel respectably. Money being usually an impor tant consideration, we wish, in travel, as in other investments, to get as much value as possible for our dollars. I believe travelers usually do not get more than one-half what they might. If a man wishes to become well acquainted with the English people at home or any other people in their domestic and social relations, and their political condition, he must stay awhile, making his home with them." Virginia land warrants, for two hundred acres each, are now being bought by some of the shoemakers in New England, at one dollar an acre, payable in shoes. Brevities. —A Seba^t'po ccrresp nJent of the Boston Courier says that the former inhabitants of that ruined city are constantly returning in trans-! ports and steamers, ami that already the place ! has a population of upward of twelve thousand. , Before the siege tlie population was 60,000. —The Pacific Sentinel says that an Indian > named Pedro died at Santa Cruz, on the 7th of September, aged 130 years. —The Western Exchange Bank of Nebraska ha I a circulation of $139,000 at the time of its suspension, none of which is likely to he re deemed. —"Times are irr.pr iving, and men are'getting on thejr legs again,'' said a New York gentle man to his friend. "How so ?" "Why, those who used to ride down in their carriages now walk." A fellow, in Brooklyn, N. Y., has been compelled to pay $l5O damages, to a woman, for spitting in her lace. Served him right. A detachment of two hundred soldiers pas ed through Harrisburg on Saturday from Car lisle, on their way to f tab Territory. Hon. Jan es B. King, a prominent citizen of Ohio, of Virginia birth, died a few days ago. Mrs. Anne Benderhaefel was burned to death by a camphene lamp in Chicago, on Sunday. —John Riley was killed in an affray with Amos Smith, in Charleston, S. C-,on Saturday. —There was ice on ponds in the vicinity of Athens, Ca., on the 21st in s t. Hon. G. A. Simmons, ex-member of Cot - gress, died oil Wednesday last, at Keenseviile N. Y. —The Jhnerican Engineer, as the result of scientific calculations and protracted experience says the salest seat is in the middle of the last car but one. —Hon. J. F. Farnsworth, member of Con gress e|.-ct f orn Chicago, is sinking fast, and no hope is now entertainel of his recovery. Several distinguished Ameiican officers are now in H ashington, it is said, endeavoring to get into the British service in India. Mr. E. R. Merry, a well-known citizen ot Fairfax county, Ya. was among the lost Pdsseu i gers of the steamer Central America. Mr. Simeon Draper has concluded, after consultation, to accept the post of police Commissioner of New York. —The amount of specie in the United Sta tes is estimated at about $300,000,000, equal to sl'2 iti coin for every man, woman and child in t e country. —Among the Mormons, boys of ten and twelve yea is of age, are enrolled in military | bands, called the "Hope of Israel." Some of the apple trees in Norfolk are said to he bearing a second crop this season. —The mercy of man is to be just; the justice of woman is to be merciful. A Kansas paper asserts that a Free State will soon he formed out of Northern Texas. —The St. Louis Herald says; " The streets ; are full of idle men, mechanics, clerks and labor ers, who lias e been thrown out of employment j in consequ-nce of the recent troubles iri the i money market. —A member ofthe Lazy Society was com ! plained of for running. His defence was, that he was going down hill, and it was more labor ito walk than run. Complaint dismissed with expenses. —Thirty-one Jiishmen left Hartford, Conn, one day last week, on their return to Ireland to live, thinking their chances better in the old | country. Bayard Taylor, only son of the late Pres ' ident fay lor, is t fie democratic candidate for tlie senate of Louisiana in the St. Charles dis trict. There were 55 fires in Philadelphia du ring the months ol July, August and Septem ber. Loss $71,715. Insurance 59,425. —I he esiate of tlie late Ex-Governor j Sprague, of Rhode Island, amounted to over six | millions of dollars. Senator Hunter, of Va., is out in a letter denying a tumor that he was opposed to Mr. j Buchanan's Administration. —Jt is said that tlie seat of Mr. Rutherford, ol the Dauphin district, in the State Senate, will he contested by Mr. Jlaldeman, on the ! ground of fraudulent voting on the part of the j Black Republicans. —A letter addressed to "the Church ol'God," at Portland, Me., some years ago, was returned to the General Post Office with the endorse ment, "Misdirected —we have nothing but sec- I tariau Churches m this place." I tie Harrisburg Herald savs, operations I along (lie entire line of the Lebanon Valley ■ Railroad, have been suspended. —Gov. Johnson, of Tenn., reports the pur chase for the State ot the Hermitage, and its tender to the federal government. —As the storm which bruises the flower nourishes the tree, so absence, which starves a weak affection, strengthens a strong one. —The young fellow whose girl told him she didn't want him any longer, wears a fifty-six pound weight in his hat to prevent him from grow ing any longer. —There are thirty thousand operatives and working-men, ol various kinds without em ployment, in the city and vicinity of Phila delphia. A meeting of the Emperors Napoleon and Francis Joseph is considered as not at ail improbably. The King of Prussia is very anxious that such an interview should take place. Since the financial pressure commenced the notes of no less than ninety-three banks in the United States have been discredited. —1 he lowa City Republican states that farmers are offering wheat in that city for forty cents a bushel, and cannot find pur chasers. —The contractors on the Lock Haven and Tyrone Railroad have suspended operations, for the present, and discharged their work men. —Some of the Western papers have placed theii money columns in mourning, by inverting the column "rules," and putting a"o obituary head at the top. THE KANSAS POLICY OF THE ADMIN ISTRATION. WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.—1t is now ascertain ed on specific inquiry, that the report which was last night prevalent in unusually reliable and well informed circles, of the iniention on the part of the Administratien to remove Gov. Walker and Secretary Stanton, is without the least foundation : nor is there any reason to believe that either intend to resign. The last dates from either have only come down to the 10th of October. THE EMPRESS ECCEXIE.— She is as sweet and gentle a lady as ever it was our fortune to look upon. None of her jiortraits do her justice a point greatly in fur favor, for we remember hearing Sir H> nry Raehnrn sav," No woman's face is worth anything if it can be put upon canvas'—meaning that variety and transitori ness of expression Were the finest parts offemale beauty. Even m feature she is statuesque ami regular:" hut 'twas na her bonny blue e' e was my ruin;" it was the soft, feminine gra ciousness of look and motion: the retiring, yet self-possessed manner with which she acknow ledged the sincere and hearty reception of the spectators—and to us— ("Land of my si-e S ' what mortal hand Shall e'er untie tlie filial hand That hinds me to thy rugged strand?") she had an indefinable charm—powerless per haps, on the hearts of French, or even English. She was the exact representative of"the vellow haired lassie" we read of in Burns' aono-. a refined Scottish expression about her mouth winning and humorous, completed the effect.— Blackwood. THE CAUSE OF IT —The primary cause of the present financialjJisaster which is now af flicting the country in its pecuniary relation is the abuse ofthe credit system, which has crea ted immense individual, corporate, and State debts. Every few years this bubble of a credit system explodes, bringing ruin and disaster in its train. Our hanks of issue are the main spokes in the wheel ofthe credit svst-m. They keep it up and prevent the business of the coun tty from being done on a sound paying basis. They are always willing to offer | oa ' (ls ~ n() cilities to speculators and wild-cat business me n to operate with, and it is through their assis tance that the buisness o| the country is disar ranged. He shall always have tlmse financial crises until we curtail, if we do not a lolish, the credit system.— Cincinnati Enquirer. NEW ELECTRIC LIGHT. —In a letter to editor of the Paris Cosmos, Professor Tvridall says, "Mr. Faraday, I arn happy to say, is quite well ; he has made known to me a new appli cation of magnetic electricity—the electricity generated by electromagnetic machines, it consists in the production of electric licrht. which is truly splendid, and which can he immediately employed for illuminating light houses." n ° I AILI'HES .AND SUSPENSIONS. — A summary of the failures and suspensions in this country since the Ist of August makes the whole num ber 952, ol which 44-8 were in .New York, 85 in Pennsylvania, 120 in Massachusetts, 40 in Ohio, • in Kentucky, 3 in Indiana, 2 in Washington City, 5 in Minnesota, 45 in Illinois, 6 in Mary land, 21 in lowa, 23 in Michigan, 18 in Mis souri, 28 in New Jeisey, 5 iii Rhode Island, 24 in Wisconsin, and 58 in other States. Th~ total liabilities ol all these are estimated at $99,000,000. WASHINGTON - , November 2.—Gov. Walker, ol Kansas, a few days ago, addressed a letter to the President, asking for leave of absence for a month. The President has granted his request, and he was to leave on the first of November for Washington. He will not be removed, nei ther will he resign. C " BAI:N CM, the serene highness of hum bugs, is again on his legs ! The Slum ford ,id rooife announces "with pleasure the probable fact that to-day he is a tit her man than he was before his connection with the Jerome Clock Company. It is said that he has bought all the claims against himself, lor from five to tiventv fiv cents on the dollar, with the exception of $15,000 held in and about Danbury, which he will probably have to pay in full. The whole of the vast property assigned by him for the benefit of his creditors has again passed into his hands, and he is now refurnishing and refitting Iranistan in good style for his future permanent residence. We. know of nobody who will be very sorry to hear this news. Barnum is api in ter by trade, not a clockmaker. A SAD RETURN.—A lady passed through the city last evening from Chicago to her home, in the vicinity ot New York, now desolate by the sudden loss of her husband. They were at the Tremont House in Chicago the night of the fire, and he, from curiosity, went to it, and when there, was crushed under a falling wall. So mutilated was he, that it was only by some remnants oi his clothing that the agonized wife could recognize him. who but a moment before was in full vigor ol manhood. Their money was with him, and was, we understand, destroy ed. I lie widow, almost heart broken, meets with active kindness from all. The Railroad men pass her free, and others ate also attentive. Cleveland Review. BURIED TREASURE COMING TO LIGHT. —The Peninsula (Del.) . \'ews says:—"The people of the lower part of Sussex, continue to pickup silver coins along the coast. A friend informs us that, according to the best information he can collect, there have been from eight to nine thousand dollars collected altogether. The coin dates as far down as 1718, and is in circula tion all over Baltimore Hundred. The prevail ing opinion is, that it is the money which was buried hyGibbs and YValmslev, the two notori ous pirates, who, after conviction, confessed that they buried money in tile sand in that neighborhood." LATER FROM MEXICO. —The New York pa pers publish this morning, copious details of news from Mexico, down to the 2lst ult. The intelligence is the most important that lias been received from that republic for a long time. The demand of Comonfori upon Congress lor extraordinary power, the extensive land schemes in Senora, Durango and Tehuantepec, the revolutionary movements on the frontiers, and the general disorganization and disruption of the republic—socially, politically and finan cially—are fully set forth. GEN. PACKER AT HOME.— Gen. Packer's official majority in Lycoming county is 1191. Last October the Democratic majority was39ti. In Williamsport, his residence, he ran about 200 votes ahead of the party vote last fall. —Jacob Aldrich died suddenly at YV ilining ton, Del., on Tuesday.