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INIHAN'AI'OLIS: THURSDAY MOliNIXO, DEC. 27, 1853. believe it possible, and so believing wo dis miss the thought from our minds and the sub ject from our columns. "What'3 Up?" Under this monosyllabic caption tho Jour nal publishes a couple of extracts, one al leged to 1 an Article copied from the local column of the Stat a Sentinel of the 2Sth of NotemWr, charging Gov. Wright with selec ting and sending to tho Sentinel oflloo sun dry "puffs" of his agricultural speech in New York, and denouncing him as "an ar rant demaojt.. " Sec. &c. Tho other ox tract is an article copied from tho Cincinnati F.n.piirer, in which Gov: Wright is held up a a "trickster" ami a "charlatan," ami charged with having lemarked that the "Fugitive Slave Law should never Ik? exe cuted in Indiana while he was Governor," etc. We leave to Col. Walker, our predecessor, t. explain how this paragraph, without the knowledge or consent of the responsible ed itor, got int a few copies of tho Sentinel. We aic in no wise responsible for it, and it would bo equally unjust to hold Col. W. to account for an article couched ia such lad taste and evidently written in an unguarded moment. A. far as the ihargo that Gov. Wright de clared that the Fugitive Slavo Law should . not bo executed in Indiana while ho was Governor, is concerned, wo aro authorized aul requested to state that he never made auv such remark as that imputed to him that lit always Approved that measure, and go avowed himself Wfore the bill was passed So far as regards the "puffs" alluded to, we are informed they wese cut out by tho Gov shut's private Secretary and1 h toJe.I Into the offi- by that individual. This, howcv- er, is a sin ill matter, and one with which we have nothiug U do. The concluding ra graph of tho Journal's article is what most concerns us. It is as follows: The plain reading of this emphatic utter mceof tho Sentinel ii "We are the liriyht rgm we owe no allegiance to Governor V right, and henceforth we mean to W the representative, not of the whole parly, but the Bright half of it." The studious efforts which, we are assured by good Democrats, the Sentinel makes to keep out of its columns everr appear.ince of ipular disapproval of Mr. Bright, strengthens the probability of this interpretation, i he parts of reports of county conventions which show that Mr. 1. was refused tho endorsement of the people for President, are sedulously suppressed, ami every one in which he received that sanction are paraded at full length. This we are as sured is the fact by those who kaoto. We know nothing about the matter ourselves. But whether it be true or false, there can be no sort of doubt, after the abovo explicit avowal of its opinion of Governor V right, that the Sentinel holds itself no longer the organ of tho Democratic party in Indiana, but of Mr. Seuator Bright and his satellites The Democracy may probably be intf rested in knowing this fact, and we contribute it to their rather limited stock of information, gratis. To this paragraph and the statements it con tains we have a few words to say, because we consider it due to ourselves, to our rea ders, ami to the Democratic parly, and not oo account of "Bright' or of "Wright," eith tr as individuals or Democrats. Personally t'uey are nothing more to us than thousands of other Democrats in Indiana, further than their talents and the jtositions they occupy which both , nt as the gift cf a section w a faction, but ly the uniteil sufrayes of tlie Demo- cratic party confer. upon them prominence, Whatever others may do, we can never bo come the "organ" of anv individual member of the party, or of any faction of it, if the par ty, forgetting principle, should madly deter mine to quarrel and divide about men. We can never recognize any misunderstanding among individuals as a cause for producing heartburnings and divisions in our party. The Sentinel does not claim to be the 'orzan' O of the Democratic party, but, believing tho measures of that party to le those moat con ducive to the welfare of the whole country. we have, here and elsewhere, devoted what ever talent wo may jiossess to their advocacy. Between m and those measures wo can never permit tho ttersonal differences of any set o men to enter. The editor of the Journal says "good Demo crats" have complained to him that wc have made "studious efforts" to keep out of out columns "every appearance of popular disap proval of Mr. Bright." This charge we deny in tola. These "good Democrats' may con sider it part of their duty as Democrats to make the Black Repnblicin Kno-.v Nothing Journal tho "organ" of their complaints. To in it seems that it would have been more manly and generous for these "goo! Demo crats' to mako theft grievances known to us in person. We scorn to defend ourselves against any charges which Democrats may make against us through tho columns of the Journal We will only say, therefore, that we have published every resolution -which has been sent to us endorsing or approving the coHrse either of Gov. Weight or of Sena tor Bright This course wo shall continuo to pursue. We have endeavored in our brief career as conductors of the Sentinel to deal out evenhau led justice to every prominent Democrat in the State, in ofiice or seekiii" office. Gov. Bright has been extensively spoken of as a probable nominee of the Democratic National Convention. Knowing him to have always beeu a sterling Democrat, we hire said we believed Indiana preferred him over any of the distinguished gentlemen of other State sokeu of for President, and hive copied what so mo of our cotemporaries hare said on the subject. Iu like manner we have endeavored tfr do jtrstieu in GovJ W right, by copying notices highly and justly comra.endatt.ry of his agricultural speech in New York, and speaking favorably of his management or our State affairs. Wo have copied, or at leat endeavored to copy, every notice extolling the claims of gentlemen whose names have W,f mentioned in con nection with the Strfe office. These articles have been a havy tax on our columns and inauy of pur reader. have complained of the , large space tbey have occupied to the exclu sion of the genenl news of tho day. Bat enoun of this. What we have said is not intended as an apolog) for or a defense cf our course. That is not necessary. We have wrftron it only because we luve considered it due to ourselves and to'the Democratic party. The Journal' tactics are very transparent. Knowing that a united Democratic parly in . Indiana is invincible against the combined for ces of Black Republicanism and Know Noth ingism, the object of the Journal and those for whom it act, is' to excite jealousies and divisions amongst us. It u supposed the "Wright und Bright" matter, about which everybody has heard, can W worked up to anbserve the end in view. The Journal cart nothing aiout either of those men or their friend, other than they can be used to subserve the darling object in view. Will the Democrats of Indiana suffer them selves to be drawn into any such a snaro as this? Will they sufl'er such a matter as this to distract their atteution from the one grand object in view that of placing Indiana in tho foremost ranks of Democratic States the bul wark of the Coustitutiou and the Union, the foe of fanaticism and bigotry? We cannot TotU EL tors of the State Sentinel: A publication in this morning's Indiana Journal, giving an article attributed to the Sentinel of the L'Sth ultimo, with an a l dendirm from a lato number of the Cincinnati Enouircr, reflecting upon the character of the Governor of Indiana, dein.inds a few words of explanation at my hands for which I respectfully beg the use of your col umns. It is unnecessary for mo to say to those ac quainted with the paper which, during the past nine months, was under my editorial control, that their surprise, on perusing the ar ticle iu reference, was only equalled by my own unutterable astonishment. The articlo which the Journal copies from the Enquirer never appeared in any regular edition of the Sentinel. Until Friday evening List 1 was in titter ignorance of its cxistcuco , pat or pro- sent. Oa inquiry I am iuformod by Mr. Cottom, who wrote for thp local columns of the pa per, and by Mr. Warner, Foroman of the Of fice at the time, that tho production ia ques tion was written by Mr. C. who, after the form was at press, ordered tho withdrawal of his hastily written paragraph and the de atruction of tho papers printed an order arising, doubtless, from the conviction that such an article would meet with my unquali fied disapproval. It seems that some of the half dozen papers, previously printed, es caped destruction. I am driven to this explanation, Messrs. Editors, as a matter of justice to myself ; and, in conclusion, may be pardoned, perhaps, I alluda briefly to. the policy by which sought traW governed iu conducting the Cen tral Paper of tho Democratic Tarty in India na, The propriety of this is tho more appa rent, since I jerccive that tho course you have thus far indicated, in many respect, is imilar to that pursued by your predecessor, In taking charge of tho Sentinel, in March hist, I announced, through a prospectus, that The State Sentinel and what Is said of its new Editors. Below we transfer to our columns a por tion of the many notices which have been made by our brethren of the press of the change of proprietors in the State Sentiacl. t may appear somewhat egotistical to pa id o these notices' in our columns. If so, wc must dead custom as our excuse. Wo aro not so vain as to imagine that we arc deser ving of one half the pretty things that have boon said of us by our cotcmioraries. llav- . -.i . i. . . , r ing been long connected wun mo prcs ndiana, and on terms of professional intima cy with our brethren of the stick and rule, thev no doubt feel more kindly disposed to wards us than wcro wc entire strangers. But, though wo cannot hope to come up to tho high standard marked out for us by our too-kind cotemporaries, wo may still pro mise that wc shall always endeavor to merit their favor and that of our patron. If the Democracy will lend us that aid which their central paper ought to have to make it cfii cienr, and which it is in their power to give with but little effort on their part, wo will use our best endeavors to make the Sentinel a worthy exponent of their views and defender of their principles. Joka B. .Wrun, i.'j. A lew tluvs aff wo no lire. I l lie lact llial Uiu Sentinel ollko Ml IntliatiaiMilis lui.l i-lianire.l hand!) thai J. Ii. Norman, Ks., tlu 'uio vdilor of llu iuier, hotl bocomc ttno of Hie proprietor, und lui'l linen i-ltnrt: vl Ii editorial iloparliRcm. nticc ly Wednesday's aier Dial tliis trunsi.T tins been made IIhs o.raiii lor great rjoieiiij; among the Oemoerai-y at llio r.ipiui. At a supper given al Ui-j f ulmer House on I ucdaT iilK"t iiiiir. numerous other patriotic and i-wiiipliiiieiilary luaals oncrcj, wo Un.l llio lollowiii .A. IS. .rma, t.t. Iho untlnu hi n-r chuinmou of Uio um-iiuerul'lo lkniiM-ruey ef llio J I District, aii4 lata clilur or llial lrlnit IkMiioerali paiier, tho New .M!-uiy I-odjjpr. Ho will, as editor r ttio central organ of llio Peniot-racy or Indiana, wrvalu Ids lrow Willi fro nli laurel, and make a Journal na lioiiorutilo to aw talents as u will be terrible to th Fusion partr. Vol uuteor. We have no doubt that Uiis toast will meet with a heart t rvniioniKJ front evert .rue Democrat in Indiana Tho Arm and uiiUiucUing course of Mr. 'orinan bUJw r W a an editor in Um ranks of the Democratic xtriv. l known beyond tho limiu of tho -.'d Distriet. ItUiruo that her we set llio more immediate result of tils la bor Initio Democratic raiiM. But the influence of bis p M in tint advocacy of the great and hmding principle vi iwiuipcrm j mmm jcu aul acauowieogCAl turougli' out our .State. His unc-oniproiaisiinr enenrv iu omo in Iho onward march of Know Nothlntrisiu In lira land ivirrwouu t oiim-i, not only ccnlribyted largely to their detent here, but carried dismay and deslructiou among tneir ruins in many or their iielghborlnir conn eils. . I oi.fldent In the corrpclneaiof the principles of the party to which he adheres, he has always duvotod Ida own energies to Ihelr support, believing Hint la their . , ill t lit t - ! triumpU only. Iho best iutoreau of the Mople are the paper 1 controlled Should VC, llOt the or- j Mrvd. l'.w-.ii,g a ferrect tudgme'it, a dc-ei. f ,n..,.g.anf..1. l.nHKrtv.iiPmt nf i br?al '"'g-'ee, with a reinaikublo f,,. r geiK-ral fa" V - w-4 unoriiialton, ami eiuiiieutly a sureea.ul tslitoriai tnr sub ep am! those ;re;it principles upon which the De mocracy of the nation based their hopes for the success of their jwrty and the prosperity of the country. Except when absent, in sickness, from my post of duty, the pursu ance of this design resulted, I Mieve,m satis faction to my partizan friends, acknowledged, however, and nono so much as editors can appreciate this statement, that the exercise of no amount of discrimination in giving place to thoso notices of public men, who are the supposed embodiment of eur principles, and, as such, deserve conside ration, can serve to prevent, if not the appear ance, at least, the imputation of partiality. Tho patrons of & paiwr should retlect uion and consider maturely the peculiar relations which an editor bears to all the men of his party, before they yield to an inclination to censure a supposed omission or commission, whero the interest of a prominent favorite is involved. As a retired editor, escaped from the caul dron of criticism, advice, and dictation, which ho never heeded, I would crave the indul gence of an exacting public, for ray ardent and deserviug successors, who have thrown themselves, in this capital of turmoil upon the altar of thfir party, to lie immolated with us all to thedcmon of dissension, if petty jealousies are permitted to divide our ranks or give a tangible form to a spirit of discord among the mx-acs of our friends. ' J NO. C. WALKER. Indianapolis, Pec. 21th, 1855. Tlit' Liquor Law. OI'IMO.VS Of INK JUDtiKS. - i The Judges of tho Supreme Court Thurs ty morning read their opinions on Uip con- stitutionalitv of tho Inhibitory Li.piori Law. .'lu re are threo opinions, all of which arc piito voluminous. W c nn.lerstatkl the lol- owing to bo the views of the Judges : Judgo Gookins sustains the law in all its parts, and declares it valid. J udgo Stuurt holds tho law to bo eonstitu- lional excepting those clauses which prohibit manufacturing and which authorize tli es- tablishmcnt of agencies. Judge Perkins holds the law to be tincon- stitutional and invalid in nearly all iu essen tial parts. His views may Iw lcarnei rom lis published opinion in the Herman! casc. Judge Davison concurs in tho conditions of JuJvTerkinrf. tt Wc presume tho effect of this deciat (so far as the opinions can lo called a dcrion) will bo to authorize tho manufacture ai&;jll- ing of liquor by any and all persons Lit tho puritoscs named in the statute. In far tho enforcement or non-enforcement of thtj'law will in a great measure dciciul upiiitho views of tho several Circuit Judges, i i It is to be regrcited that tho court wj-e nn lble to come to a more united opinion' as to the validity of the law, as tho.varyingvicws will tend to confuse tho matter and gio riee to disputes as to what may and what my not be dono under the opinions of tho JiWgoa. There can bo no doubt, however, biftlud tho law, in its most essential parts, is'niOli ficd. Tho opinions of Judges Stuart, Pi; and Davison have leen handed ns for !- cation, arid they will appear lifouf hext.- v.- Christmas. - Gentle' reader! W greet yon on- this Ckristmas morning.hoping that you may fully enjoy the festivo scenes of the day and that you may livo to soo and enjoy many more such. There aro other joyful anniversaries that we rightly observe fand more that wo ought to.) There is New Year, which adds another figure to the date of our era; and there is the Fourth of July, the anniversary of the birth of our happy nation. Unt Christ mas is the anniversary of tho birth of IIim who gave freedom not to the body only, but to the mind and soul who burst tho shack les not of a nation only, but of a world steeped in mental and moral bondage. Christinxs, then, is tho anniversary of anni vcrsarles tho day on which all who ac knowledge Jesus of Nazareth 03 the 8a- vionr of men should rejoice and bo glad. The deep fountains of tho heart should well up on this glorious day; tho artificial distinc tiona of society should bo discarded, and ev ery Christian should meet his fellow Chris- tian as a brother. No difference of sect or of religious party should cause its to forget that each one who bears the name of Christian holds that Jesus died to save him, and that it is-only by his atoning blood that ho can lie saved. This is the Christian doctrine, ac knowledgcd by all, however much it may be mystified by the disputes of theologians. Oh! if men would always remember and practise this, and forget all minor and uuimportant considerations, how much nearer would they come together how much unmeaning and unchristian animosity would bo avoided. But wo sat not down to write a sermon or to express unavailing laments over tho unchari- tablcncss of professing Christians towards ono another. Christmas has a place in the heard of tho leor.c. Bigotry nn,I infidolity and mam mon, (which grudjjca a day to purjioscs which have not money making for their object,) have continued to root out and subvert this anctetit :tud joyous anniversary. The Puri tans ateoplo w hoso bigotry and intolerance was more than an offset for all their boasted virtues and affected pu ty enacted laws pro scribing Christmas and punishing all vho should dare to commemorate it. They par tially and for a time succeeded In their efforts to prevent the observance of tho day. But it was only temiwary. .When their pains and penalties were alxdisho.l, tho people acjaiii Louored Christina ns tho anniversary of the day which ushered into the world the Author of man's redemption ought to be hon ored. The deacoiulanU of the l'uritans themselves, though retaining much of tho re pulsive bigotry of their ancestor, do not wow teach their children that it is a mortal sin to rejoice over tho rturn of Christina, or to par ttiko of its festivities. So may it ever be. Let Christmas in all time to come bo a welcome anniversary. I.et it bring with it joy to the sorrowful and balm to the afflicted. Let it le for ever a reason of thanksgiving to Almighty God that He sent His beloved Son into the world to save it from perdition. Gentle reader ! We end as we wishing you a Merry Christmas. rieiucof lea year, we think that Mr. Norman ukra hi seat in the. editorial chair of tho central organ of our .Mai. unuor vary lavorabio auspices, and we should be greatly surprscd if be does not more than meol the ex iKN taliotn of the ix-mocracv imidied iu theulmvo lou.i We kuow or no lime In Uie history of lun Dcinoeialic parl of ourSlato that more required among its b-ad-rs mt-n orflrmnena and ability than Uie present. The fusion f all the popular criursof the day will again have to be met by the Itomocratir liartv In the rominv T lt ' t course, it is ol vital inlerrnt to our cause It must De that we have in our froul ranks men or lll-lf Hi) lav lata I Ail .uiliy, and who will be faithful exponents of tho a-lo- rions principles or !omocracy. .Wa Jilbumf l.tJgtr. Tit Stnt itt. After having tieen rMeaUvllv sold out by Kunior, the Sentinel is at lait actually sold by its pro prietors. Me.ws. Walker and Cotiom jrive place to Alenars. John S. Spanu ami John It. Norman. The re tiring editors bid the public farewell on Saturday. We send utir iruoU wishes after them in their retirement. wnn sincere coraamy. uur relations have been al ways kindly ami courteous sometimes embittered iu the heat rf a canvas, but never to far as to in term pt our Intercourse or drive il Into bitter railing ami personal altercations. Wj reciprocate the kind feelings which m r. aiKer eipi-ssea lor us in his valedictory, and wiaii he may never encou liter a political foe who shall have caiie to like him lesa than we do. To Mr. Cottoiu we must likewiae acknowlda:e our obligaltons for many kindnesses iu Uie way of business, and many instaiieea ef pood feeliair. We wish him success. The liicoinin)r editor we trust will give us his aid in preserving Uie pleaaut relations that have heretofore subsisted, thus pre inx that political foes need not be ersonal ene mies ami public scolds Mr. Norman, who will Uke the editorial dopartmeut. Is well known as tho editor of the Aew Albany ledger, one of the foremost paora in llieuoll line'1 uarty a man ofconsitlerable eaueiienee lii Ida business, and of undoubted utleuts. He will, no doubt, keep the Sentinel worthy the support of his pan. imuHtni jaurttmi. TS Sentimtl. We winto an Item In relation to the sal of the Sentinel office, which was mlxlaid yesterday and failed toapear. The ofltce baa been sold to Messrs. John B. Norman ami John S. Spann. Mr. N'oriuan was formerly for many years editor and proprietor of the ."Nf w Albany iAMger,ami Air. paun wat counected with the Chapmana in the publication of the Sentinel, and with lr. kills In the proprietorship of tho Statesman of . : . it. A iu i i a . i . . . . mm ciiy. i im umtv n in uaniis. in r. rtpaull IS a llritl rale business maiiHger, and Mr. Norman Is a good writer and a wily politician, well posted and well versed In the tactics of parly. Tho Democracy could not have their central organ In better hands. We hoiie these gentlemen will wt out with the resolulieti to coudact controversies with their political opponents in a respect fuland temperate manner. It ia Just as easy to main tain friendly personal relations among brethren of the press on tne opposite sides or pontics as not; ami we des're to ik at alt times, if we have fair opponents. Iitapolit Republican. Ckftd Ihnis. Messrs. Walker it f'oltoin retire rroin the slate hetiUnel, ami John K. Spann ami John B. Nnnnan fake.rbarirc of It, barinir iiir-laM'd tho ofiU e. Mr. Span n la well known in the Slate, by bis former connection with the Sentinel, with Uio Messra. Chapman, and also by hi connection with Dr Kills in the publica tion of the Statesman, aud Mr. Norman has beeu the edi tor and publwhcr of the New Albany ledger, one of the leading doniocraUc papers of the Stale, for a number of years. ISolh the retiring publishers, and the new ones, have our best w ialies (or success Ltomotire. Si fit Sentinel. This certral organ of the Democracy of Indiana, has been told by Mesirs. Walker & Cottoni to Messrs. John S. Spaun and John It. Nonuan. Mr. Sianii was formerly conntH ted with the presa ii. Indian- ajiotis, and is a son of General Spunn, a prominent member of tho last Lejrixlalurc. Mr. Norruau was the laic editor of the New Albany Ledger, and Is a writer of cotislderai'le ability. W e ceugratnlate both gentlemen upon their accession to the Sentinel, and we anl.cipalea pleasant anu agreeanie intercourse. .vanm jtumal, ITT In this numbet of the Guard will be found the prtKiectus of the Indiana Stale Sentinel, under the con trol of M eaars.S nn V Norman. We kuow the lutu-r well, and do not husiiate in aa ing that be will use bis be-t exertions iu making a good Democratic Sktte paper. We cannot expect loss from the former, as we do not think Mr. N. would aoclate himself iib a man that was not sound ou the r The prwpcctus speaks iur iisv-iA. Mfiitf imm J. ii'f khi tmmru. TTT'Mea rs. Walker & Cottoiu have sold Uio Indian a polis Sentinel eilablishmcnt to Messrs. John S. Spann At John U. Nortnau. Tho latter gentleman, lato of tho New Albany Ledger, is tho p.-inciutl editor. Nothing need bo said of the ability distdaved In the editorial department of this puperfor every uno who knows the editor, either per nally or by reputation, ia prepareu lojuugv lor uiiuseu. reeaf . . Xtmle Se uli met. Mr. J. C. Walker retires from tho State sentinel In a neat and appropriate address. .Mr. t W. Cottoiu, the editor, has also rctireil. The Sen. tinel has bc-en purchased by Memrs. Johu S. Spaun and John Ii. Norman, the former of IndlanatMili. ami ilia latter of tho New Albany Ledger. We have no doubt these gentlemen will make the Sentinel a xeulou Old lane paper, ana we noe sucli a lM-r as may win the respect oi lis opponents as wen as ol lis rneuls. We wisli tlieui success Meuhiitrily, ami shall begrudge tlu-m no political success mey may win by lair ana haru blown, y.cuntvilli Journal. JLT be Stato Seutinel has changed hamls. Messrs. Walker St Cottom have Hpoed of the calaMishiiiiiitio Mes-rs. Sttann Ac Norman. I lie new itronrietora haro bail considerable exiiericnee as publiaherH; and we have no nouoi mat uinier uieir control tne ruulinel will con tinue, as it has ever been, worUiy ol the confidence and supporter llio Democracy of Indiana. Delphi Timt. lrTTlie Slate Sentinel haa boon purvlutsed bv M Spaun & .Norman, under whoee control it will be pub- 113111-u iii me niuiro. i iiu i emoc racy tn iiiuiana may welteoiigrattilate itelf that that organ haa fallen in such able nanus. L lf C. L tciica. JfJT'John H. Norma a, formerly of the Now Aibany Ledger, aal iu our opinion, tho beat Old Lino editor in the Slaw, is now "guiding the holm"' of the State Senti nel. To those who patronize that wiper, in this vicinity, we kov iuii armn rBiii-TT u win iiiiprwTe in uieir tastes in tne nanus or Mr. .Airman. CmmmcrtriU Timt. XtKi paper Change. The Inilianajiolis Sentinel has changed hands Mr. Walker having sold the e lablishi mo n l to Mesars. Spaun fc Norman. Wo learn that Mr. Norman will be the editor. Ho liaa a gM reputation ami Uio tlitorial columns of the Sentinel fully mUin it Wo wi.h tho now II rm the full fruition of their lioiMts. V'flrm t'.mptr. 7 Stat Srmtimel. The Indiana Stale Sentinel has changed bauda. Mr. Walker relireafrom the Kdilorshhi, ami i sueeeedcJ by Mr. Kormnn, formerly of Uie New AMtstty lUfchren a able man, and a lino Democrat. We are Rlad for the health's sake of Mr. Tf alk.-r of n.T change, and have enlre rondlenee in bis uccc.or, s. far as the orgainhip of the par is concerned. Success to you, gentlemen. I.mprt imtm. JtTjriio Indiana State Sentinel has boon sold by Mr. in t. Walker bi Messrs. Spaun At Norman. John B. Normnti, late editor at' Ihe New Albany Ledger, is a tal ented writer and a well ported polilU iuii, ami while wn part l r mii Mr. Walker with the grorle-it regret, yet we anticipate that the Sentinel will retain iu present hih Mrsilion among th jouruaU ol Ihe Com. try. f'imrtmm II r"" has been announced that the editorial charge of the liblian.1 Stale Sentinel has ben a.niiiiifd by .Messrs. J. U. Nonuau ft J. S. Spann. llotU these gentlemen am wmII k nown to the public from ilieir li.inc connection with I be press, and the Democracy have nothing u tear In regard to the ettU lency or Udehty of tho Sentinel ai au expoumler of their principles, under the control oi " imw cuiHliM-tora. ttprt C'krmtfp. Chg. The Indiana Stato Sentinel, we are pleased to learn, has k'enaol.l to John S. Spaun ami John B. Norinsn, Kstjs., btth favorably known to Ihe Democracy Traitors Consoling one Another. Nono of the readers of the Sentinel need" be tohl of tho treachery of Long John Went worth, of tlie Chicago Democrat how lu who h:ul lecn raisetl ly tho Democratic party from poverty and olscurity to wealth and of ficial station, gradually but surely wheeled around till now he is as fully and completely enrolled in tho ranks of Black Republican Abolitionism as Greeley himself; or how bib pajer is now regarded as one of tho chief or gans of Sewardism in tho Northwest. Tlu5e facts, we say, are patent, ami need not lo re ferred lo at any great length. Traitors, like misery, love company. It is soothing to them to know that a corpara guard accompany them into the ranks of lit enemy, even though the companies, tho bat talions, the regiments, and the divisions re main true to their own standard. As a mat ter of course, then, John Weutworth is in al ecstacy of joy over the acsession of Francis P. Blair to the Black Republican party. The last numlier of his Chicago Democrat is red Wgan, Morgan County. The county Convention at Martinsville on the 22d, was largely attended. The dele gates were instructed for Hon. A. T. Willard for Governor; Col. J. C. Walker for Lieuten ant Governor, and for Daniel McClure of Morgan for Secretary of State. A resolution highly commendatory of Governor Wright's administration of the State Government was passed. New Publications. Kate Weston; or, To Will ami to J to. II ij Jennie De Witt. New York: De Will y Da- venpnt, rullishers. This volume is hand somely dedicated to the Rev. Dr. Dowling, the fair authoress being, as would soem, a daughter of that distinguished clergyman. We have not yet boon able to snatch timo from our other pressing duties to read the work entirely through, but tho chapters wc have jieruscd indicato that tho plot is well laid, tho story admirably told, and tho moral designed to be inculcated a most excellent one. There is no particular brilliancy in the stylo of tho author, but the reader is intro duced to tho familiar scenes of every day life in our own com. try, and its different pha ses arc held up to the view in an attractive and pleasing manner. Tho volume contains a number of engravings, and is got up, as to typography and binding, iu most excellent style. 27i Hunters' Feast; or. Conversations around (lie Camp Fire. By Copt. Muyne Reid, au thor of "the MJlc Ilanyers," "the Scalp Hunters," ij-c. Xcw York: Same puhlishcrs as above. Hero wc havo a book that is "bound to have a run." Who ever heard of a look devoted to describing the lives and adventures of hunters and trappers that was not eagerly devoured by all, whether old or young? And who h lietler qualified than Capt. Reid to deserilic such scenes? Probably no man has participated in more affairs of this kind iu tho United States and Mexico than the gal lant Captain. Tho volume lniforo us relates to tho adventures of a party of six gentlemen. accompanied by their guides, who left St. Louis with tho intention of scouring our vast western frontiers in quV of game and auNeoliires. They found plenty of lioth. Tho contests with cougars, ntiilheis, bears, buffalo, JL'C, are described at full length. Iu fact tho lxok is filled with the singular ad ventures of these adventurous sportsmen. There are eight engravings representing Bccncs descriliod in the volume. Both of theso works aro for sale by Mrs. Thompson, in the lobby of tho Post Office, who also, by the way, keeps ou hand a gene ral assortment of the new and cheap publica tions of the day. The Dears of Auyustusburg, an episodo in Sax en History, by Gustavo Nientz; with other tales translated by Frauermantel. This is the title of a vtuy neat lit tie volume of 252 pages received from Messrs. Stbvaut& Bowf.v. Illustrated by several handsome colored engravings. It is a very suitable gift book for tho holidays for young persons. Wo have not had time lo read it; but the stories "look good," anil are no doubt inter Local Affairs. DlSTlUCANCES ON TUKSIIAV NlUlIT. Tuesday night was made the occasion for a general and concerted outbreak of all the Know Nothing knaves iu the city. The night was made hideous with their hooping and yelling; and their riotings were the source of the greatest annoyanco to tho citizens. On Pennsylvania street, the gas lamps in front of -tho houses occupied by Democrats were broken, w hile those in front of the residences of Know Nothings wcro not molested. Every effort was made which it was possible for a gang of besotted Know Nothiugs to make, to disturb and annoy those prominent Demo cratic citizens who had been zealous in I heir advocacy of a reduction of the Night Watch. Yells of "Where's tho Night Watch?" were heard, and general disorder prevailed. And now, we ask, who is to answer for this stato of affairs? The Know Nothing Coun cil, by whose action the Night Watch was ta ken off entirely, instead of tho number being reduced, as had been asked by numerous pe titioners, and as had been urgod bv threo of the nowspapers of this city. If they luvc by their stubborn perversoness opened tho tlood gatcs of riot and disorder, they must exited to bo held strictly responsible by the people for every outrage committed by tho gangs of law-despising vagabonds whom they have licensed to disturb the public peace aud bring into disgrace the fair fame of our city. Wo hope that at tho next mocting of the Council some Democratic member will again try to reinstate tho ordinance, limiting the nutiilier of tho Watoh to ono in each Ward, with a Captain of Police, making eight iu all. Such an ordinance is necessary to tho cUy'at earrTtnl : god vmmeanir iftieli atiVtf- linauco is demanded by every man in the city not stoorn to the contrary m somo den ol Know Nothingism. eating. Vigo County. The Democrats of Vigo assembled in Con- olent with rejoicings over the letter of this I venlion at Terre Haute ou the 13th 'mat. Dr. ge.itleman attacking the principles of thei E. Read was called to the chair, and Thomas Nebraska bill and the statesmen and party I. Bourne and W. B. Krumbhaar appointed V "liana, fir tne rtarbt staiuo. Mr. Nri 1. ... knowte.iKu as aiuouK the be-4 writers in the Male, hav -In,; for ft mie year past e.litoj the Nw All.sny Ledger .! t ?'i ' LUty- ThT ' l.ra. lic.l pr,- !; ?; . a M,-;ln!,he reputation of limc au.on, rB.V"lle "tale, wUU-h Will no .l,.ul,i JJ5 CkaofJ Hand,--The State Kent'.uel, at InUianarKilia hasaKinchai.ra hands. Walker totu'iii hT.i l out Ihe establishment to Jha 8. Himnu aJ j V.L nan, formerly of the Now Alb, Ldr . Tft " kT, m nel will lo, mithinr by U.e cbanV UrVtXS Norman have been long connected with the VTL of la iliana, ami understand: the means of making a a-nl aewspair. They will undoultedly makesome improve ments In the Sentinel. Co'mgtom friend. Tkt Slmtt Sentimtl. Messrs. Walker V Cottoiu have disposed of the Ktal Sentinel to John J. Spann aud John K. Norman. W. and retire In very handsome ami affecting valedictories. They hate made the Senti nel a most effective and valiiald paper. We know not where Uieir future field of labor lies, but Iu whatever Uiey may engage, we w ish them the greatest bleaslnga on earth health and prosperity. Mr. Norman waa for merly the able editor of the hew Altany Ledger. I.ttmrencttmrfk Jtefitter. Stmt Sentinel. The State Sentinel hasae tin changed hands. J.C.Walker, the editor, and V. V. Cottom, the Local Editor, each have a valedictory In the Senti. net of Saturday John S. Spann, formerly of tho States man, and Johu li. Norman, formerly of the New Al bany Ledger, are tho new proprietor. The precedents of the gentlemen especially tho former, eminently qualify them foi the position of "organ" grinder of the old line (arty. Pecuniarily, they have our wishes fir Ihelr success. Politically, may the undying aspiration lor freedom, which absorbs the attention of every true .American heart, haunt them during their waking aud kleeping dream. Lmfafettt C'm'iir ('i.) who defend it. Tho great name of Andrew.) Jackson is lugged in to give erVi. to Blair's (and of course Wentworth's) ajiostacy. Pre ceding Mr. Blair's letter to the Black Repub lican committee at Washington, the Demo crat introduces one from (ten. Jackson to Mr. Blair, entrusting him with his private mem oranda Hinl correspondence. Unfortunately for Mr. Blair, WeDtworth introduces at' tho same time a letter from IVlr. Clay to Blair, full of kiud expressions towards him. Be fore Mr. Blair tacamc the editor of the Globe Jackson's organ he had been the confi dential friend ami correspondent of Mr. Clay. That Mr. B. was true to Jackson dur ing the lifetime of the yld hero cannot be de nied. That fien. Jackson had no cause to complain of Blair's course towards him is evident. But Mr. Clay did complain that Blair had betrayed his confidencn and acteiTC s - .Til . 1 treacherously lowr.nis mm. uocg not itiairs recent course towards tho Democratic party givo too much reason to believe that Mr. Clay's accusation was a just one ? Mr. Blair was the friend of Mr. Clay in Kentucky, and by his influence was kept in oftiee at Frauk fort. When Clay was prostrated and tho star of Jackson rose, Mr. B. hastened on to Wash ington, liecame the organ of his administra tion, and fed and fattened on tho crumbs which fell from tho official table. On the riches thus acquired ho is now enabled to live in elegant retirement, whence he directs his shafts against tho principles and the party of Jackson. Hut it is vain to attempt to cover up Blair's treachery with Jackson's mantle. Like the cars of tho ass who put on tho lion's skin, the treason will stick out and the at tempted deception bo easily discovered. Jackson's namo cannot bo used to cover up such shameless abandonment of principle as Mr. Blair exhibits in deserting all his old associates excepting corporal's guard of the John Weutworth stripe. His letter to the Black Republicans of Washington, writton with tho evident design of encouraging that faction to porscvero in tho work of sectional agitation, will not make one convert to tho unholy cause. Tho Democratic party might have overlooked Mr. Blair's abandonment of Gen. Cass in 18 18, on the hcoro of jtersonal attachment and gialitudo to Mr. Van Buren. But he has no such excuse now. At an im portant crisis lie lias chosen to throw himself into tho ranks, not only of the enemies of the Democratic party, but of a faction which is avowedly a sectional one. His name was onco a household word among the Democ racy. They rememlicred him for his glori ous defenco of the Did Hero from the cal umnies of his enemies. Itut as Arnold is re- memliercd for his treason and not for his ar duous campaigns against the enemy, so will Blair lo remembered, not for his devotion to Jackson, but for his shameful abandonment of Jackson's principle in the hour of trial, and w hen Jackson was no longer able to put forth his strong arm to uphold them. lUn.itoAns ani tiik Statu Convkntiow. Itnpiiries have leen made of us as to whether the Railroads centering at this tioint would make tho usual arrangements for carrying passengers at half price to and from tho 8tli of January Convention. Tho Jefferson vllle company (which is always liberal and public spirited on such occasions) has, we under stand, agreed to such an arrangement. We, have not heard of the determination of tho other companies, but we have no doubt they will agree to do the same. The fact, how ever, should le ascertained at tlie oaifieat moment, so that it can be mado known to those desirous of attending. OiT Governor Wright informs us that the Treasurer of State has already forwarded to Now York, to the Agent of State, tho Janua ry interest upon our Bnblic Debt, without Itorrowing a dollar. We think it is a wide decision that the Governor has como to, not to have an extra session of the legislature. If they were or.co called together, the finan ces of the State would suffer and co good ac complished. The old maxim is true, "the world is governed too much," and no people havo felt it more than Indianians. OCrTho Liquor Agencies in this city were yesterday discontinued by tho Board of County ComiuiiMioners. fimk r.v. i . C. I . . U-- i laiau uiarin oi ore urougnt oi engines Sunday sight. j tithe secretaries. Delegates to the Stato Con vention wero appointed and resolutions adopted, of which the following is brief synopsis: 1st. Declaring in favor of a strict construction of the constitution and denying tho right of Congress to establish, abolish, or prohibit slavery. 2d. Re-aftirm ing the compromise measures of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska bill. 3d. That the new Sut es have the same right to come into the . Union as the original thirteen, and that it is not competent for Congress to in any way in terfere in their domestic affairs. 4th and 5th Declaring in favor of the great principles o religious liberty and denouncing all distinc tious on account of birth. Cth. Denouncing all secret political societies as anti-republican in their features und tendencies. 7th. Invo king all patriotic citizens, regardless of past party rtneociaona, to unite to carry out Uieae great principles. 8th. That it U inexpedient and unwise to instruct the delegates to the State Convention in favor of any particular jersons for the various offices or for the Pre sidency. Oth. Dissolving all connection or affiliation with thoso w ho refuse acquiescence in the great principle hero enunciated. 10th. Expressing confidence in Gov. Wright and approving his administration. 11th. Ex pressing confidence in tho integrity and abili ty of N. F. Cunningham, lato Treasurer of Yigo county. The meeting was addressed in an able and efficient manner, by lion. S. II. Buskirk and in tho evening Hon. John L. Robinson delivered an able and interesting speech to a largo audience. Siiipmknt or lloos. A much larger num ber of hos have been shipped from this point up to the present time this season, than during the same period of any previous year. The Jeffersonville Company havo already shipped and have in tlntir pens 38,C40. The Central Company have shipped 9,G(I0, and the Beliefoiitaiue 8.0U2, making the total thus far 50,022. The whole number of hogs carried by the trains on the Jeffersonville road from tho va rious Njiuts ou that road, since tho 1st of December, (including 12,000 in pens,) is83, 800. The total number carried on the Cen tral road is 05,000, ami the total number car ried by the Bellefontaine road (estimated) is 30(100. We have not yet received a report from ci ther tho Cincinnati road, whose showing will foot up over 100,001), nor have we beard from the Madison and Indianapolis road, which has also been transporting a very large num ber. We shall iu a few days, however, pre sent to our readers a full report of the ship ments ou all tho roads, and they will doubt less be surprised at the nuniW. Tim Ho Markbt. The price of hogs has experienced a still further decline and wo beard of sales on Wednesday at $5 25(i?5 f0f and transactions yesterday ware made at $5 25 to 5 CO. Tho houses yesterday were all busily engagod in killing. Tho numlter of hogs slaughtered at this point o far this ea son, as near as we can learn, ia as follows: MauBurot KerR-ason l.,0O.i Col. Allen May W J.eV'f. Mausur Mary & McTaggail rM Total numlier killed 4S MsJ The numlier of hogs in the ns of tho va rious establishments is hi tout 3,000. There ar still a large number of hogs re maining in the country unsold, and from all wo can gather the crop of this year is fully ono-thiid in excess of last. Wo have every rtason to believe that hogs will yet go down to $4 GO, if not lower, in this market, beforo the killing season closes. There is nothing whatever to sustain tho present prices; but there are many things to induce the prudent man to look ahead for "breakers." Q7"The Convention of Fusion editors as sembled, according to notice, "m this city on Tuesday last. We understand that the rep resentation was by iu mea:.s full, some of j the mo.-t prominent Fusion editors in thw State l.ut gracing tho occasion with their presence. Our friend Gregg, of tlie New Al bany Tribune, presided over the convention. and Johu Cobum, l'-q., of the IudiauapolU Republican, acted as Secretary. Xo business ol importance was trans icted at the morn ing session. The Journal gives the follow ing as the result ol tlie evening's delibera tions: The Convention re-ass-mblel at hall-past six, and after a couple of hours spent in the discussion of various topics connccU-d uiUi the ji.sition of the party, and the proper course to le pursued by t'iio press, agreed to endorse tho People's i.'laUonii of July 13th, icvi t, arut its re-allirmalion last July. i ke following is the resolution unanimously adop ted. 1 Jlesolved, That as editors, opposed to the Old-Line party, we mutually agree to do our lcst to unite the people of Indiana ou the plauorm adopted by the People's Convention in 1854, and re-afiirmed in 1835, as contain ing all that is necessary for the issues now lo fore tho jteople. '1 he Convention also decided to recom mend to the Suite Central Committee of the People's Party, the propriety of calling a Convention to nominate oil'ucrs early in May next. The following resolution was also parsed: Hem J red. That we recommend to the Peo ple's Party of all the counties in the State an early organization in their township capae ity. So it will lo seen that the editors here as sembled, the Cincinnati Convention to the contrary notwithstanding, have determined t iot. to di.-ol v llio bans lteVvcen Know Noth ingism ami Abolitionism. Fusion of all the elements of opposition to the Democratic party is to lo again attempted. What say the Greencastle Bjnner, the Vcvay Reveille, the Aurora Standard, the Yincennes Gazette, and the other organs of "pure Americanism," to this platform? Can they keep the perpendic ular 14x111 it? . fj7Dr. Xofsinger has sent us a communi cation complaining of a remark in an article taken from tho Salem Democrat, published in tho Sentinel on Saturday. Dr. Xofsinger holds Dr. Xcwland accountable for this arti cle and proceeds to make sundry remarks derogatory to that gentleman. Xow, it so happens, as we know, that the article in question was published at a time when Dr. Xewland was a thousand miles away from Salem, and it is unjust to hold him account able for its contents. For those reasons, and from tho fact that our columns are very much crowded, wo are compelled to decline publishing Dr. X.'s communication. 07" After Hubbard learned that tho Su preme Court had affirmed tho decision of the Court below, ho mado the following appeal to tho Governor for a respite. This apical was not answered by the Governor, for the reason, we supjiose, that ho was absent iu Kentucky at tho time, and did not return be foro tho execution took place. Wuhash In telliyencer. Tho document hereto. appended is a peti tion to the (lovernor front llul-barJ, for a re - Kpite till after tiie trial of hi wife. Iu it, A3 at the time of his execution, he strongly pro tests his innocence of the murdc of the French family. This petition, however, as we learn, was not received by the Governor till the day Subsequent lo the execution, lutving boon de tained either al Wab.tsh or in the mails. Whether the Governor would have heeded it had it beeu received iu time we have no means of knowing. WViXs Countv. The Democrats of Wells held their meeting at IMiifl'ton on tho 15th inst. The lianner .ya the delegates appoint ed were instructed to vote for Hon. Johh L. Robinson for Governor. (KrTL-e Cleveland Plain Dealer learns that Judge longlas designs placing himself under tho Witter (hire treatment in ono of the in utitittions in that city, and that ho will not take his seat in the Senate till Spring. Appointment by the Governor. George Ffc Gordon, Ksq., of Wabash county, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, for the coun ties of Wabash and Kosciusko, to fill the va cancy caused by tho resignation of John L. Knight, to tako effect ou the 10th day of Jan uary, 185t. The Rev. James P.Jennings, late juis tor of the First Methodist Church, of Rome, X. Y. has been indicted and subsequently ar rested, by tho Methodist ecclesiastical autho rities, upon a chargo of gross immorality, and was to bo tried on the 18th inst., iqton char ges preferred against him. . OCT The St. Louis Democrat has news from Kansas confirming the intelligence of the restoration of iieace between th Free State and Missouri parties. rr7-The Evansville Journal in a recent able editorial article, says tho Locomotive, no tices the fact that Willard f arpenter & Co., the contractors on tho Kvansville. Indianapolis aud Cleveland Straight Lino Railroad, met their lato estimate, as heretofore, promptly with tho cash, and wo see that the company havo given notico in the Xew York Tribune, that the Bcmi-annual interest Coupons on their out standing bonds, falling due on tho first of January, will be paid at tho office of Field, Meritt Co , No. 42 Dyo Street This should be highly gratifying to tho stockholders and friends of that important work, and should inspire entire confidence in tho good faith and and persevcranco of tho contractors, and the prudent and economical management of the affairs of tho Company in these stringent times that havo prostrated so many other works. Kvansville, and tho White River Valley, and our own City, all have a deep interest iu tho completion of this imtortant work, and should give to it the aid necceasary to its completion at an early day. Asothkr Fink Hotkl. Wo understand that it is iu conUmplatiou t tear down the old Capital Douse, and in its stead to rear a magnificent Hotel structure, which will eclipse oven tho Bates House. The project is iu the bauds of men of enterprise and ability, and tho building will undoubtedly bo erected dur ing next season. The advantages to tho busi ness of that portion of the city which would result from such a Hotel, would lc immense, bringing, as it would do, so many strangers into tho very center of the town. Wo hope tho gentleman who have this enterprise iu hand will rueot with such encouragement as they may require, and as the impoitanee of the project merits. Auother first class Hotel is mnch needed in Indianapolis, and if built, as it undoubtedly will be, its proprietors will find it a paying concern. Anotiikr Fatal Railroad Accidkxt. A man named George (1. Hutchinson, a resi dent of this city, was killed by his head com ing in contact with a bridge near Guilford, on tho Indianajtolisand Cincinnati Railroad.ycs tcrday. The deceased was a most estimable man and leaves a wife and child to mourn their irreparable los. This is tho third fatal accident from tho same caiitte that has occurred on IhN road w ithin the hvHtwo weeks, to say nothing of seme five others which had oc curred previously. A heavy restionsibiliiy for these repeated accidents lies somewhere, ami the company owe it to themselves to remedy the evil if in their power to do so. Dratii ov Robt.ut Schitylkr. The X. Y. Courrierules Ftats Unis publishes a letter from Paris announcing the death, at Genoa, Italy, aliout the middle of Xovember, of Bolter! Schuyler, the celebrated railroad fiuancier. His great fraud did not enrich him, and he received the means of subsistence from America. His health has leen gradually de clining ever since his Might, and ho literally died of a broken heart. Dhatii or a Pohthss. We havo learned, with tho greatest regret, that Miss M. Louisa Chitwood, late editress of tho Ladies Tempe rance Wreath, and a poetess whose reputa tion is familiar to the literary world, died suddenly at her residence iu Mt. Carmel, Franklin county, Indiana, on Wednesday last. Her disease was typhoid fever. Shipments of lloos ani Provisions. To give our readers somo idea of tho heavy hind ness now lieing done in our city iu the way of Pork and Provisions, we have gathered from tho lxioks of tho various railroad companies mentioned, the following statistics of ship ments from the 1st to the 22d of Deceit'dier. In live hogs tho Jeffersonville Railroud has carried, from the various stations along its line, 107,000 head ; tho Itidianajtolis and Cincinnati road (estimated) 13o, ) : the Central Road 75,000; tho Peru and Indian- :tpolis road 10,0 X and now baJ 10,000 in pens ; and jhc Bellefontaine road (estimat ed) 40,000. We have no data from and an unable to estimate the iitnulter carried by the Lafayette and InIi.inaioIis. or tne ierre Haute road. In provisions', there have Wen ship ted from thus city by the Madison and Indian- apolis Railroad, of jtork, 2,002 barrels, 4 boxes and pack ages; 100 hogsheads and 530 tierces of hams; ('; tierces of shoulders; 310 tierces and 597 barrels of lard; and 1,-1" tierces and 534 barrel 1 of beef. This roa. has also shipped large itiimliera of live hogs The Jeffersonville road has, as jt, only shipped 2,000 barrels of Krk, but contract. for the traniqiortion of a large amount of pro visions have been made by the Company. The shipments by the Bellefontaine roa are as follows: of Pork, 3,449 barrels; of Hams, 238 tierces; of tiork in packages and boxes, llO; of lard, 537 tierces and 251 lur rels; of shoulders, 32 casks; of leef, 2t3 tierces. Tho shipments of provisions by this road for Xovember were much in execs, of the present month. Tho shipments by the Indianattolis and Cincinnati road comprise 1,055 Kurds of ork arid 92 packages do; 152 tierces hams; 575 tierces and 450 barrels of lard; 1,531 tierces ami 957 barrels of beef. Wo have no rejtort from tho Indiana Cen tral or the Lafayette and Indianapolis roads. This shows pretty well for the busii'css of our city, when it is rememliered that but com jKtrativcly a small amount of the provisions now put up hero have yet Wen shipped. 0"We lost one ulscriWr since we pub lished the article headed "Iho Burnt Dis trict." Give us another lick, mid knock the iihlependencc clear out of .Connersvillc Telegraph. Wo clip tho aWvo from that excellent and independent journal, tho Cot. tiers villo Tele graph, whose editor, by request, published an articlo from the Sentinel headed "The Burnt District." Wc think Mr. Swijntct has cause for self-gratulation iu having his sub scription Woks so easily purgedof a "scab" Wc will venture a guess that tho fellow is a sell-conceited fool as well as a little-sonled, onc-horsc specimen of humanity, and cannot tell for his life to what articular init or assertion in the articlo ho takes exception. Swigget, keep an eye on your hanghai's, for he would be just mean enough to rob your chicken coop. Letter from Hon. John L. Robinson. The following is a copy of a letter which Hon. John L. Robinson h is addressed to the editor of the Journal: T trie F-litors of the Jvurnul: I never ask favors, or even justice, at tho hands of 7i. y political enemies. I rarely as inui li 15 notice anything siid cf, or affecting me jiers rally in the lltieal newmjtcrs of the d.iy; hut inasmuch ns an editorial ia the Joiiru il under the caption of ' Ou Dlt'of the 2Uli iu.-t. aflVcLs and is dor.bilcM intended to ailect ot!irs much more than my .If, I feel it my duty to give you an opportunity, by tin; public.it ion of this note to correct those "On Dits"' as it may sdVct them. The distinct allegation alluded to are; that "John L. Bohir.son, Mr. Bright' candi date for Governor, wet t over to attend n con vention, in order to get Mr. Bright endorsed for President, nnd himself udorod for(iov- cn. or; tint lie l iile liu iiii; 111:11 ne sunse tpiciittv sought Mr. l'oulas, then lying in that city sick; that. Mr. Douglas, in terms inoie .erspicuous than Haltering, iqoke of Jesse a having dodged several iniortaut questions during his Career, and on the whole was rather unlit to lie to; that the Marshall," not liking this, at once started to Washing ton for instructions, and is there row." With the single exception that I was at Terre Haute jt a jtolitical convention on Sat urday lasf, and that I saw Judge Douglas while there, I wish to put in r.n unconditional negative to all these allegations. They are tin I me in general ami in detail! I-f, I am n I Mr. Bright'a candidate for Governor, never ha i:ig had any communica tion with him, veibal or written, as intimate as are our relations, itei-onal and i,.:i'.cal, on that subject; on the contrary, the tiongcst md most urgent solicitations I have n:! to tecoiiii! a raid id ate for the nomination have come front gentlemen not regard o I a !r. Bright' special friends. ' Hd. I dnl imt to ierrc Haute to el 1 endoimeiit. forV.thcr P.right or invhtdf. and did not go to the Court I Ion, or ee, or know who the committee on resolution were until that dmmitue had Wn appointed and were out transacting their buainet-a. I uges- tcd the adoption of no resolutions or aldxon on any subject. I had Wen invited there to make a sieeeh, an.l lial Ikmmi aiinouncca ana accordingly went. od. 1 had the pletMure, during that vtait of in Wing in com pan v with Judje Douglas several hours, but he did rot hpe&k of Mr. IJri-ht's "dodging several nniortant subject during his career," or otherwise tqteak disre- spcetiftiliy or disparagingly of that gentleman. '1 he reen.e is precisely tne truth. 4th. I did not al once start to Waahiif- ton, and am not "there now," but at home at Ilushville. As to what is contained in your laat jtara graph concerning Gov. Willard'a pepnUrity and hi Lmttortaiit services to tha Democratic party, it has my hearty concurrence. "As to nivaelf, I am "wholly indifferent what yon sav of me, so von do not speak wdl of ma. JK0. L ROBIXfiO.t. Ri suvif.iK, lec. 21, 1855. 07" Despatches have Wen received in SL Louis announcing the arrival at Council Bluffs ou the 15th inst., of (Jol. Cumming, Siiiierintendcnt of Indian Affairs, from ihe Blackfeet country, whera he had Wen en gaged with other commissioners, in negotia ting treaties with tho uptcr Indians. The commissioners havo succeeded iu concluding treaties with the Blackfeet, Flathead, and Xazpereies. Col. Cumming is expected in St. Iioui by Christmas. QyThe pro tern, editor of tho South Bend Register savs that certain clilor am "ciivi- ouh" of his I mss, the Hon. Schuyler Colfax. Of what characteristic of Schuyler's are they envious, Mr. pro tern.? Of his gigantic and manly form? of his full and sonorous voice? of his numerous and interesting children? of his reputation for honesty and candor obtain ed in denying his identification with the K. X.'s when he was in full fellowship with them? Do tell! 07 Wc see a paragraph going the rounds of tho paers headed with the iptery "Where Hon. Robert Lowiy. The announcement of the name of thia genjleman a a candidate for Lieut Gorernor seems to meet with a very favorable recep tion from the press. The South Bend Forum in rrfrring to the announcement in our columns has th follow ring : Right bravely do our ol I frieuds, Spanu ck Xonnan, introduce to the 8th cf January Convention the name of the dlatlngnihhed gentlcmau who forms the subject of the fol lowing paragraph, copied from the StaU Sentinel of the lOih. We need not sy that we are fully satisfied with ami endorse tho jiHragraph. The (ioshen Demcrat in hurriedly refer ring to the matter, says : "This ia the rosull of soliciutiou by nu merous friends iu different parts of tke Suite. l rihsj no name woui 1 meet wit U a more hearty response from t lie Dciinvraey of North ern Indiana, than that of Judge I. W have not root a this week for more extended remarks." The following is from thj lufsyeUs American of the Phh : Among the paints mora recently men tioned, is that of Hon. RoWrt Lowry, for Lieutenant Governor. Indeed we .have jsot yet wen an announcement of hia namo iu connection with that office in any of the pa lters of the State, but hearing it anggeted by old and tried democrats in this region, we venture to name him among the list can didate for Lieutenant Governor, Judge Lowry has Wen for many year a leading Democrat of Northern Indiana, aud on the Mump and as editor of the Goshen Democrat, he has done yeoman errice for the party. With our limited acquaintance in the State, we know .f r.o man we should prefer to succeed Hon. A. P. Willard, ia tho olaco named. And Wsides, aouic thing ia due tho Democracy of Elkhart county, which al most alone, altovc the Kankakee, hns stood firmly and hlca lfastly for the Democracy. Madison County. At a meeting of tho Democrat of Madison county, W. A. ThomjiHon was called to tho chair and T. W. Ck appointed Secretary. Delegates t the Stato (Jon ventioit wero ap pointed and the following resolution adop ted : ii Wwil, That the ib-lcg&tr from Madinoti county are hereby iiiHtrueied to cast tkeir voir for the Hun. A. P. Willard, as their first choice, as a candidate for feverimr ; and for tae Ilea. J . b. Kohinsoti, a their HeCoiit hoirc. ll,xu!nd, I hat the delegate ftoin Y ronr.ty W al-o instructed tf.iM their vo!c for J0K11 C Walker, as a candidate for Lieut. (!oermr. iVoi, That the delegate tine ikisr discre tion in ot ing for the I tula nee of I litr State Hcket - Hi nul red, That ihe delegates u their efltKla to procnie the selection ol delegate to (Le Na tional t'-ont cut iuii. a:id Pi evident inl election, to iheir re-prtive disti icts. Gov. Wiight'a Speech. We have read with interest, the perh of Gov. Wright, of Indiana, at the New York Stale Fair, (VtoWr 5th, 1S55. It is certainly a masterly production, an.l shores a fervency and Wauiy of eloquence that are rarely equaled. Tho New York pa pers speak of the Ad !re.s iu the highest terms of commendation. Wo have reason in lm proud of tho honors that have Won literal! v showered njton our worthy Chief Magistrate l.y tho jzrent Km oil Stat. (lar. VVr.cUt has built up a solid and enduring reputation in the affection of the jteople of the flreat West that will live, and glotr, mi become brighter and brighter with aneceedinp yearn, when hia iip&Urt calumniator ahall afloat in oblivion. He u emphatically a ntilitarion man, and is continually exerting hi, powerful rt-njia for the ubst.uHiaI amelioration of mankind. The oratorical l.tltor of Ijorernor Wright, although abounding in leany pas, ages of e.reat Wauty, do not consist merely in the tinsel or gHdy ornament of rhetoric, that plays around the f.iney, but eomHi not near Ihe heart but in home thrmrta ef ra- or riimeiif iill.l trili fTilitnfnt that fin.l do surges ?" As the .piestio,, seems lo ' r ; ;; in t, . h if . want an answer, we will try to give it. Ac- 'I'liis is what luAeah.in so dencrvodlr p"r- cording to our notion, "sjnges Oo" n.tnging j lar among the masses of the poop;. B'tynn,- around hotels nWtit tho dinner oour; aWut coffee bouses when they see anybody whom they think wilUland treat; alxiut i0Mr and tobacco liOs; about printing ofliees Ik.iiI iii'if. n X'tri Letter. fXrWc notice that oitr old friend, W. C. l.:rraWe, is favorably s-ken of by many of the Demoeiatic pajt-rc, as their fint choico the limo the paixr gtics to press The:,e are : f,,r Supeiintendent of Public IriRtrn"t:a tho places where "sitowges g," according to j Mr. I-.trr.ib -c wa th Crl SntnbKndit y,,, that was elected under our iret f-hil y- our no ion. diarhnred the onerous dnlio of ire Railroad Coi.mion. The accommola- office v.ith prompt res and ability, and por tion train from Indianapolis nnd an empty ! f,'"rt more UWr the two years that he ueld - ... ,.. the olt.ee, than ti ill ever have to W perform- hog train from JefferKonvill, came in c.l.s- j in uj ion aWut two miles Wlow Colnmhu, on the Ktc,j t,c Kut.,.i time, which ahows conclu Jcffersonville road, on Saturday mornin;, j hi vily thai hi bad the confidence of hi badly injuring the engines of Wth trains and party. Should he W nominated, and we Lope- ... 1 11 he will, tou may set down the "ninth" iot smashing a baggage car an.l several hog cars. ' ". ; u ' 0 ..... him. Mamhtl' Jkiwctot. No jerson was seriously injured. ' v t '"r 1 , ' fjr Swigott, of the C-nneraville Telo- Fire. The alarm f tire last night was ; "sls . f Uowin occasioned bv the b'irning of a frame house i S1"8''"' " reH,0"!" r c , " , r t ." . .1 I-.., . ii., ' "One of our drugget was sorely perplei on nsh.ngton street, aWve Little' Hotel. ,hfl ot,ifr 1ir vhen a approached The firemen were promptly on the gr.mnd, I ,jm aI14i W!U,tej lo procure a derrut. She and by their efforts the flames were pre veil- ( had read in the pjteis that a derrick had ted from spicadiii". The house burned wa , Ih'cii mic essf.i!!y cmploye-l in the removal , .? , .... (.f !.,, and she wanted lo try one. The the property of Mr. Little. . , ' . ' ,. ..1,1 . 11 1: 11 -i 1 1 J dni ' M.4 d. reefed her to Cftll ou Jun llamd- . XhW PtsT Okhck. A tiew jist oflicn ha Wen established at Ration, Grant county,' (jr The Cincinnati Commercial ' rejort Indiana, W. W. Cottera'd, P. M. ; that Diou Bourcicault i not deJ.