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THE WEEKLY SENTINEL A UlRGK MAMMOTH 6HKKT, -Isimeievey THUHSDAT frem tha office 32. EAST WASHINGTON STREET And iwui to subscribers, ta all partsof the Uaited State FOR TWO DOLLARS PER ANNULI. Twojisfor i 3. Fire copies for 17. Teacopleifor ' - ' - - $12.. Twenty copiesto one ailrsas, 129. JJ3 AJJltiou may stall times be made to a club at ha price paid by those alre&ilj In It.' . The Postao oa t!i Wiuit Stt SiTiHit,n4 mailed far one year, Is a-follcws: WiilmtLe County Free Wlihvn the State... WiiaLutae United Svates. .25 " WEEKJL YIN DIANA 4 FiniT' 9 IE NTINEI 11 atiarml TrmrirniTir 4 r- a- euotcb ta fljc Kntan mtir fee dufettsfs of tjj (fomttrg LAMAME. BTKGHAJI 4-.C0.1 ! PUBLISHED EVERY TMTRSDAY MORNING. C EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS. VOLUME XVI. INDIAN APOIjIS, INDIANA, THURSDAY HORNING, DECEMBER 25, IS56. NUMBER 32. tions to them. : : Abolitionism. The -Journal, to ihow what little aboliton isra existed in the I&te canvass, refers to the .-rote of the State of New York, where the . aggregate number polled for Gerri: Smith , waa ICo bein;r about three votes to eaca county. ,.-." . What necessary connection there is be tween the premises, - r.a stated by. the Jour nal and the conclusion at which it arrives "is more than we can see. There wa3 just' as much abolitionism, in the late canvass, . as there has been in any priced ir.g one, and we might, we think, say there waa vastly more of. this element than in any former contest The oaly remarkable feature about it is, that it has exhibited Itself in alliance with a faction betweea whom and :t there waa a strond affinity of sentiment ' and purpose. Instead of adhering to an independent can ' data of their own, the radical abolitionists of tha country united in support of Fremont, on tha principles of the Philapelphia plat form. In ao doing they did not lose their distinctive character as abclitianists, or aban don a single plank of their old party plat form. Aa was proclaimed by Julian, Garri son, Wendell Phillips and others, every abo litionist of the country "could stand upon the Philadelphia platform and, without do ing violence to its language, preach the whole anti-slavery goepeL" They did stand open it, spoke and voted for Fremont and other cadidatea of the party, and were publicly - cheered and applauded for the bold and rad ical abolition sentiments which they promul gated. ' So far from proving that there was but lit tle Abolitionism in the late canvass, as is as sumed by the Journal, the facts to which that paper calls attention, prove simply that the Abolition element, instead of confining itself to an organization embracing none but Its own open and avowed friends, sought the wide a field of operation that was opened to it by a union with the Black Republicans. In new standard of faith. What they had been accustomed to regard as orthodox under the old regime, waa equally orthodox under the new. By the alliance, Abolitionism was not aloughed off, but became a fixed and recog nized element of- Black Republicanism. When the Journal, therefore, undertakes to ascertain the amount of Abolitionism that was exhibited In the recent canvass, it will have to look elsewhere than at the vote poll ed for Gerrit Smith. No appreciable portion of the great army of "shriekers" rallied around the standard of their great file leader, days. Court. Db. B. F. Mullen, of RirxET. We are authorized to announce this gentleman as a candidate for Agent of Stat., and, in doing bo, we may say, without the slightest disparage ment of the claims of any other candidate, Hat there is no Democrat in Indian who, for his years, has done more efficient service for his party. Intelligent, accomplished and energetic, he was, during the late canvass, al ways at his post, and Eorne of the mo&t effec tive speeches, at points both within and with out the State, were made by him. Hi3 effort at Richmond, Maj. Harris, of Kentucky, who was prasenr, and who is himself an orator of no mean powers, pronounced one of the ablest he had ever heard. At Louisville, at Mad ison and at New Albany, he won the highest praises on all sides, srnd it was as ni;:ch owing to his exertions, as to those of any other man, that Ripley county andiha Fourth Congress ional district were revolutionized and Gen. Foley returned to Congress. lie, and Hol man, and Berry, and Jones, and other gallart and true . Democrats in Eastern Indiana, worked side by side and achieved a triumph which reflects the highest honor on them selves, and makes their party more and more than ever proud of them, and more and more than ever willing to acknowledge it obliga- Feom Washixgtos. The Supreme Court of the United States convened on Monday. All the Judges were present. The case of Scott vs. Sanders came up for argument. This is a case of great interest, and its deci sion involves, among other things, the con stitutionality of any such legislation as tha) which enacted the establishment of the Mis souri Compromise line. The plaintiff, a man of color, brought suit to try his right to freedom. lie claims to have been emancipated by his master in hav ing taken him to reside in Illinois ; which act is declared by the Constitution of that State to emancipate him. The Circuit Court decided against the plaintiff, on the ground that by his return to Missouri, his master's right, dormant while in Illinois, waa revived; that the Constitution of Illinois was a penal law which the Courts of other States were not bound to enforce. Canal Trustee The ''State Sentinel," "Evans . ville Enmrer," &c. The State Sentinel, Evansville Enquirer, Terro Haute .Journal, Lafiyette American, and one or tv.-o other papers seem to bo get ting into a very unnecessary squabble over the Canal Trustee. Although we are located at a point where one of the candidates for that office resides, and being at neither extreme of the canal, but about midway, and at a point where there haj probably been as much just causs of com plaint as at any other, yet we shall not, like the Enquirer, icsist that on thit account we 6hould have the Trustee. Nor shall we, be cause wo are in the Eighth Congressional dis trict, where we had to battlo against nearly 2,800 majority, and reduced tho same to near ly 200, claim that we are entitled to either a U. S. Senator or Canal Trustee. . We do cot expect to narrow down our views of mens competency to locality ordem ocratic majorities; but wo expoct tho, Demo crats of th.j next"Legis'",ure to selectmen for tho offices within their gift with a view to their merits and competency in the discharge of the duties iccumbant upon them, thereby in uring to the best inters3ta of the Stato and of the Democratic party. We have an utter abhorrence to anything like Sectionalism and where we hear "lo cality" and "Democratic majorities" urged as arguments for the promotion of any indi vidual, we feel that it smacks too atrongly of the thunder used during tho late canvass by the Black Republicans m favor of r remont The Envuirer would seem to sty to us up this way, "It may be that you don't know there is a poeket in Indiana." In all kind ness we would say to our friend ot the En quirer that we cZo.know there 's a poeket; and if there is one green spot on earth that we prize above another it is the pocket Bat with all our pride for the indomitable De mocracy down there, we would be untiue to one of the best instincts of our nature were we to turn our backs upon the Democracy of the eighth Congressional District, which, with an overwhelmning majority against her, yet at every point met the foe face to face, and the final issue was nearly a tie. We be lieve that no where in the State, or even in the Union, was there a fiercer contest or a better fight made by the Democracy; and although the candidate for Canal Trustee at this place did all within his power for our incce is, yet he did only what every good Democrat did to accomplish a result to de sirable. We all toiled long and hard for the success of our party; and even if the Democracy of this Distrtit did toil a iiitle longer or work Under his advice and directior, they co-operated with those who were .already more than half way up the anti-slavery ladder, and who would, in good time, plant them selves upon its topmest round. M. Baooxs' Ultimatum. Mr. P. S. Brooke recently delivered a speech to his constituents at Laurens, in which he stated that, though he considered Mr. Buchanan ound on the alavery question," he did not - u i .1 n i : ii i The case waa argued ' V "IT, u.ulur at last session, but the decision was reserved on tbat acco'uDt m0re credit than we are wil- to allow arguments on certain points cf ling to give to the Democracy elsewhere. law. We shall urge nothing of the kind, but shall Montgomery Blair for plaintiff; Reverdy bae the ncceaa of the candidate at this place . , , T -. . , , . , . wholly upou the ground that if elected his .hnson and H. S. Oner forclatmant. Blair attention will be devoted narticularlv to ev opened, but without concluding, gave way ery locality interested in the Canal, and the for adjournment. The case will last several welfare of the State generally, so far as that We shall publish the decision of the Srs worK 13 concerned. Tin ms cauccuiuij oviiy iu oca i vuu manifest exhibition of ill-feeling growing up in this matter, and that too without any jus tifiable reason, at least, so far as we are able to see. We would desire that this contest i.mon friends be conducted in such a fj The New Albany Ledger cautions the public to look out for frauds. It says: We learn f-om the officers of the New Al- oany at a oaiem r.aaroaa kaj., mat nve aoi- manner as becomes brethren in a great po . Circuit Court of the Unitsd States. . The Circuit Court of the United States, af ter a laborious session of four weeks, has ta ken a recess of a week, to meet on Monday, the 22d. During the session an unusual number of heavy and important cases Lave rome before judge Huntington, who presides alone, Judge McLean being at Washington City. Among the most important cases was the ejectment cases of M'Call's heirs v. Carpen ter & Rcitz. The trial of the case occupied nice days of the term. The case involved the question of the insanity cf James B. M'Call on the eighteenth day of June, 1840, at tha time he made a deed to Hugh Stew art, for his interest in Lamasco City. On the part of the plaintiff it v.-aa insisted that he was a viono maniac at the time he exeeuted tha deed. On the part of the defense it was insisted that he was sane on the suject mat Hoo3. The Louisville Journal give 188, 690 as the number of hogs slaughtered in around Louisville, up to Saturday last. Ow ing to the high prices prevailing along the Ohio, Louisville and Madison operators have been packing elsewhere. Atkinson Thomas & Co, of the former city, and O'Niell Bay ley &Co., of tho last named, jointly packing 30,000 to 33,000 hog. at Nashrille, and Clarksville, at an average cost of about $5, uet. ' The falling off is general throughout the West. At Cincinnati tha money market is also very tight. The Gazette, of yestorday, say a: The market for hogs was quiet lo-dav, and the genaral feeling among dealers was easier. .'b i packing houses are well supplied, and lar checks on the Ohio Insurance Company of this city, raised from ones are in circula tion. The fraud is easily detected, by ob serving tne vignette that ci tne ones being a drove of hogs, and that of the fives an Indian woman sU'in' down with her hope anything from his admlnisustion for the arms outstretched. Five do' lar notes of this South. He stated that the onlr conditions money should be avoided. wmtu a.o wuuiu iee w a tumyiuimao, i New State Back were : On the first dav of January, proximo, the That each State should b permitted to new State Bank goes into operation 'with its litical family, governed by principles intend ed only for the public good, and not for in dividual aggrandizement. In conclusion, we must say we have been unable to see in the Sentinel the opprobious course attributed to it in the matter by the Evansville Enquirer and Terre Haute Jour nal. We shall not complain, however, for fear that from our locality and prejudices, we may incur censure, or at least be charged with partiality in a matter In which we have no choice, except upon personal grounds. Covington fountain Co.,) Friend. A Pxep at English. Domestic Life. We find in the Washington (N. C. Journal collect ita legitimate 6hare of the public rev- various branches. We have not ascertained, enue under ita own laws, and by it3 own of- as yet, the full arrangements for the Lafayette ficera. Secondly, that the representation of Branch, but suppose the business will be each State in the Federal Legislature shall be done for the present, at the Indiana Bank of ViiffrT uTY-m tliAfifird nnnnlation r en that at. Fowler & Earl. ery slave shall count one, instead of, as aow, E. F. Nexsen, Esq , of the Graramercy the following extract from a letter written by five slaves counting only three. Thirdly, Bank of this city, has purchased a large one of the omcers of tha United States steam that the officea of President and Vice Presi- amount of stock of the Bedford Branch, and frigate Alerrimac, dated Southampton. Octo cent snau oe uuea, one irurn tne xiunuerui icmuiw iu vuai piaue iu ttvo tuarge ui its i q and the other from the Southern States, and business, as President. Mr. Nexsen is one of I that n bill shall become a law without the our beat business men, an accomplished ban- We have been visited a g"eat deal here, es concurrent aiznature of both. I ker, and an agreeable and popular gentleman: I pecially by navy men, and have created some- . '. I and his removal from Lafayette will be Bin- thing of an excitement in the naval world, ., wiu. u wo iwjr iM uuPi resetted bv onr whole business mm. udz n?bv the n ecea in the naners. Mnch T 1 I ! " - J" " ' " ter of the deed, and competent to soil ud .j4fc"efe are a good many on the hooks; for the time being, therefore, the offerings are some what greater than the demand. The wea ther is not very favorable. The prices rang ed from $6 to $6 40 including light and heavy. At St. Loui, on Friday, there were few hogs in market, with sales of 100 head, aver aging 22011., at $5,75; 300 head, averaging 210 lbs., and 500 head to arrive at $5,62. At Palmyra, Mo., Thompson & Co., had killed 2,000 head, averaging 220 lbs. and ex pected to kill 7,000 more. They were pay ing 4 cents. The Logansport Journal says of the pork trade: Packers here find hogs, comparatively, very scarce. The amount packed here will not, probably, exceed half the usual amouat The railroads offer facilities that were not be fore enjoyed in bringing hogs from a distance. Johnson & Co. are receiving extensively by the Wabasa Valley road from as far east as Lagro. There seems to be no packing going on between here and Fort Wayne, and the stock from over half way up tha line seeks this market. We are informed that the Wa bash county hogs are delivered here at a less cost than those purchassd in the street Prices remain at about the same $5 and 5.50. Without more competition, or some new feature in the market east, prices will not advance. The Delphi and Lafayette prices are about the same as here. The live hog shipment East 8eem3 to have been general throughout the Weat, and the quantity of pork par.ked will be comparatively light. New York Cektral Raileoad. We ne tice by the New York papers that the earn ings of the New York Central railroad for the month of October reach the enormous azre- DO gate of $928,000. This is an increase of some $200,000 over the corresponding period last year, and is believed to be unprecedented in the history of railroads. Indeed, the New Central now earns more money than any other road in the world of the same number of miles of trunk line. These enormous earnings are a substantial proof of the increasing popularity of the road. Nor is it to be wondered at. Those who have lately passed over the route cannot fail to nave Deen strucic witn tne admirable man agement of the road; the speed and punctu ality of tho trains, the courtesy of the conduc tors, and the comfort and cleanliness of the cars. In all these respects there is little left for the traveler by the New York Central to wish for. The following are the comparative earn ings of the four great lines of travel between the East and the West for the month of Oc tober : New York Central railroad, New York and Erie " Baltimore and Ohio " Pennsylvania Central " that the views aid feelings of Mr. Brooks should be consulted and conciliated. A man who holds in his hand the power to break up the Government, at any moment, as he boasted he did, three or four months ago, must, by all means, be most tenderly treated. No telling what may come of crossing the whims of "a spoiled child." fjr We might publish a column or so a day of denunciations of the Sentinel by its own party press, but we forbear. Journal. If the forbearance of the Journal is out of any regard to our feelings, we hereby relieve It of all further inconvenience or embar rassment in its exercise. Indeed, it would be far more honest and manly that the Jour nal should at once publish all that is said de rogatory to the Sentinel muni t j. Lof. American. The Pbohibitoet Law. Massachusetts papers state that the Prohibitory Liquor Law now proves utterly inefficient there. They assert that never at any previous time has there been so free and unrestricted a sale of I of seeing how attention has been paid us ashore, too, espec ially by two families one that of an old East India General, the other that of Lord Hardwicke. Gen. Frazier has passed most of his life in India, and how lives in easo and comfort on the Southampton Water. At a dinner at his house we had an opportunity the aristocracy live here. liquor in Boston aa at present. Drinking sa- Lord Hardwicke and family and several oth- loons have multiplied, until they are to be "gnesta were mere to meet us and every found at the corner of almost every street A iudian, with several other servants, waited movement is on foot to try the regulating at table. The nlata was sunerb. and th din- principle again, now that the prohibition ner the most recherche. We sat dor. n to the seems to be a failure. table at half past seven. These are always epualett and sword -occasions. ftjT" We, the People, seconded by the La- Lord Hardwicke's family consists of his favette Courier, asservates that it were "bet- countess, his eldest son (about 18 or 20, and 1 r i ti . i x a i . i ter that the names of Fillmore and Fremont fT- 5 v J TOUrM38 . we nnes . . looking daughters you ever saw, and several be wiped from the memories of men" than TOUnser sons. The daughters Ladv Eliza- by its own party mat tfiacK isepunncan omce seesers snould beth.Lady Mary.and Lady Agmta,are surpass press," than to seek to convey the impression, hereafter be disappointed in their "ends and 1Dgly beatitilu!; sucn development, such rosy j v u m;v i L;ma w! ;i;f; cheeks, laughing -yes, and unaffected man- of I I noN trai rarolv cma rnmhiniiil Thaw (ita a J t .1 r t i 4 . . ... ii. . it I .... or iu u.j ui uouuuuaviuu ui uui pnr. - oiuuauu iiuuptuiuiso mc uia means tuey great deal of out-door exercise, and came 1 as Journal may rest assured tbat its I propose lor tne future to accomplish, their I aboard the Mernmac in a heavy ram, with "telling the whole story" will not, in the purposes, without regard to "Fremont and Uh thicker-soled shoes than you or I ever lst Aatrnv onr annetita or keen na awat VrttAnm " wore, and cloaks and dresses almost imper f rr I I : . rri v.: r.iv . villus to vu.ici. Aiicy a (.cut tueir lamei a O tdght OCT Great men never swell. It ii only 7acht, walk the Lord knows how many miles, 10 are sala- an on't c16 a cent about rain; besides do- frr- There seema to be a difficulty in the vour " three cent individuals'1 who w.v nf Cn Ttiaaetl. of THInoia. bein-r indnrtnd ried at the rate of two hundred dollars a year. lnS a hoet of other thlngs tDat wold shock I.Jr - a Anr lerlloo f n flair h eirwl vof in tha nirlr ar.i 1ntetU.fna.ftf Governor, now that he i, UU Qln8.0D P.taroe ana QnetJ nerrlD "T. 7. f -"""'?K?'r"? i nnt rvr . n nsi Mn.v. n.-.;on.ne. n cr i ina must eie?iDiuo&iDir women in me r aat . ... I t " uuoui naiow,uu. nlL UUU. I ; . o ; o lected. 1 ne Lonstitntion or the btate pro- bi0Wf endeavor to nve themselves a con- ln "hoes and diamonds I ever saw. vides that "no person who has given or ao sequential appearance. No discrirainaticir The Countess, in her coronet of ieweK is ... .-! . ...... r eepted a challenge to fight a duel is eligible Person ccea ever mistake the spurious for the an elegant lady, and looks like a ht mother CoL Bisell once amerence oeiweenme lor .tureo sucn women.- 111s Liorasmp oas two is aa great as mat Detween a Darrei oi given us tnree or iour dinners, lie lives nere vinegar and a bottle of the pure juice of the merely during the yachting season, and leaves grape. on t nday for his country seat of Cambridge, where he spends his winter, as do all English to any office of the State." accepted a challenge from Cob Davis, now Secretary of War. This occurred at Wash ington City, and the question row is wheth er the organic law of Illinois can take cogniz ance of the matter, since it happened beyond their immediate jurisdiction. This will have Caval Trustee. We notice among the gentlemen of means, hunting. &c. and when many aspirants for Trustee of the Wabash Parliamant is in session he lives in Londou in and Erie Canal, the name of Joseph Ristine, his town house. Hare he has a host of ser i.8q, ot .fountain county. We hava the van ts, and they wear the gaudiest livery to be determined by the proper State tribu- P-easureoi an intimate personal acquaintance white plush knee-breeches and veht, white i wuu tuis gentleman, anu we anow mm to oe 6UX Etockings and low snoes. Lord llard- - I t ii n..leA fAa 1 k - .Aa.A a. . J A. ; I r 1 V .1 tv w a i "c iiuauueu iur ils jwmiiuu, uesiucs oeicz a i wica.e s urotnar is uean oi lorK, a nin IsriATT Massacbb in Texas. The Indians Democrat who has stood by the party in ad- Church dignitary, has two pretty daughters, contnue their murders and depredations up- eriIIJ " weu prosperity, w e Know oi ana is nimsell a jolly gentleman. n tK,ttlT. On the 9th nit. neraona wer L- . w Alter Umner the ladies play and sing for , " , , 7 . v, . x , . , w.?, Zoma K1" " raoro cnaracter.-irooA- U3 and the other hkht thev ot UD a 2am, of killed and scalped in Kerr county, about for ty miles north of San Antonio. The Texan eays: ville Devu OCT" Quite an excitement was occasioned at Dupont recently by the following rirenm. n t.. i V-J l . i... ? ii seems urn, botuu persons naa encampea stances, as related to us : A week or two blindman's buff, in which tho ladies said we had the advantage, inasmuch as their ' petti coats rustled so that they were easily caught1 They call things by their names here. In the course of the game Lord Hardwicke for th ni?ht. and the Indians came nnon si'r.m a now nTitAnnil t,i., the coui them, while asleep, killed and scalped four, the post master at Dupoct Mr Rnllin. w. t5msclf, was blindfolded, and trying to catch and leu two moruny wounaed: one only ot nrsd in the ni"ht and destroyed. Everv v. the seven can survive of the seven. Two of I ertion was made to detect tie incendiary, but the men killed were named Williams and I with no effect. On Friday of last week the Uross. A youtn namea aica.aams was one i uoors pi the destroyed Lous j were discovered of the wounded. Ua the oth ur. ituge's I at the house of a man (whose name we have son waa killed at Bisterdaie, and scalped; be- forgotten) in the neighborhood of Dnrxmt aides other depredations, such as killing and Much excitement was created by this discov stealing horse. I ery, and a large crowd proceeded to the house of the suspected man and arrested him ir rcrvVe would remind our inenas wno supposed to be Insane. Mad. Conr. desire to take a good and reliable paper du- - iVr- J. F. Lvtton. whnfl TrM, mrMiinm ring the aewion of the Legislature, that the I ftT A subscription has been Btartod in 1 at Wood's Theatre in thU rtv la.t wint.-r. Indianapolu State Satiinel is decidedly the I Charleston, a. 0., and headed by liberal con. will bo recollecUd. cren3 the Indianatolis Deer, cneapess ana one oi ne iargs iu tue i muuuons, to procure a carriage ior presenta-1 Theatre with a corn dramntioue of unusua ii co buuw mij9 nf Amu. a uvu v iiutuuwouau. - laiuut, kuis weea. JjCtj. touma-1. some one, fell over his daughters lap on' the floor, when two or three of the girls caught him by the legs and dragged his lordship, roaring with laughter, as we all were, on his back into the middle of the floor. They are perfectly respectful, but apjiear on a perfect equauty with each other. In fact, the Eng lish are great poople. Two clubs here offer ed us the use of their rooms. convey the proportr. There was a mass of testimony before the jury, both written and oral. Drs. Ritchie and Athon were retained as experts, and the whole science of the mind fully explored. Judge Huntington gave to the jury an able and intellectual charge, and the jury, after being absent some time, were unable to agree and were dis charged by the Court. George G. Dunn, John P. Usher and David McDonald were counsel for the plaintiffs, and Conard Baker and Oliver II. Smith for the defendants. . The case of Smead and others against the Indianapolis & Pittsburg Railroad Company was argued by Judge Morrison for the plain tiffs, and Simon Yandes and Oliver H. Smith for the defendants. The question waa wheth er the Indianapolis and Pittsburgh Railroad Company could be held liable for acceptan ces ofbills drawn by the Greenville St Miami Railroad Company for the accommodation of the latter Company, where the proceeds of the bills went to the use of the Greenville and Miami Railroad Company. The Court held that the Indianapolis and Pittsburg Company were not liable for such acceptan ces, as the act of acceptance waa not auth or izod by their charter. The opinion of Judge Huntington ably reviews the authorities on the subjec. A number of other heaay causes will be reached during the term after recess. Journal, The Slave Trade FnotJBisHixo. A gen tleman who has recently arrived in this city from the coast of Africa, states that he learn ed from good authority that there were thirty vessels, principally Portugese, or sailing un der that character, lying in the creeks at the mouth of the Congo River, waiting for car goes of slaves and on the look-out for oppor tunities to get to sea uuperceived by the cruisers. Sheltered by the thick growth of forest which abounds there, these slavers are safe from observation. Persons are stationed near the mouth of the river to give warning of the vicinity of national vessels, and when the coast u clear the traders select a dark night and a fair wind, and effect their escapy in safety. The English Government have a steamer on the coast, but it is too slow to be of much service. With a propitious breeze, the smart clipper-built slavera find little dif ficulty in evading the pursuit of their clumsy antagonists. Not long ago a brig supposed to be an American craft was making her way out of the mouth of the Congo River, with four hundred negroes on board, when she was espied by the steamer, which prompt ly gave chase. 1 he brig slipped away from her pursuer with the greatest ease. The steamer fired several shots at her, but with- ou. success. When the brig had got out of tho reach of the steamer's guns, the captain, by way of tantalizing the baffled cruiser, or dered a negro to be pulled up to the yard arm, t here he wa3 allowed to hang for some time, as an insulting token of the acknowledged character of the vessel. The captain also sig nified his exultation by standing at the stern and fiddling as his brig scudded away. It is said that the trade in the vicinity of the Con go might be stopped, or at least materially di minished, by a s nr. all well-armed eteamer, ca pable of palling fourteen miles an hour, which should cruise at intervals for a short distance up and down the river. N. Y. Journal cf Commerce. (r- The New Orleans Picayune tells the allowing: "A few days since the captain of a Bhip at anchor outside the Pass, threw overboard a shark hook baited, which was immediately swallowed by a shark of the spotted kind. Tne shark, which was got on board with much difficulty, measured 17 feet 11 inches in I ergth, 9 feet in circumference, and his liver exactly filled a beef barrel. He had seven rows of teeth, and in his paunch was found the body of a man, partly decomposed. His jaw bone was taken to the city, and was found to be large enough to take iu a sugar barrel. Pabheliok. The phenomenon termed Parhelion, or mock sun, is not common here; it occurred, however, last evening. About 4 o'clock a black bank of clouds lay low in the Western horizon, above which floated a light vapor, at a height about as far above the horizon as the sun was at that time, the lat ter being south of it. The vapor 6topped the sun's rays aBd a segment of a circle com posed of the prismatic colors was seen, like a portion oi a rainbow. In the centre of this segment was a pale, bright light, shadowy, and the outline not entirely perfect this was the mock sun, a reflection of the real one. The sight was a beautiful and interesting one. "Old salts" call the pheoomenon a "sun dog," and consider it a sign of falling weather. Cm. Gai., IQth. Canal Tkustie. A well written commu nication will be found in another column, giving cogent reasons for the selection of Ca nal Trustee from this part of the State. We fully agree with the writer, and as Gen. Ed- sall is the oi.ly applicant from Northeastern Indiana, we hope to see him elected. I he btate bentinel contains a communica tion advocating the election of Gen. Edsall ; and the Peru Sentinel has a communication, endorsed by the editor, also setting forth his claims in the strongest light. As we have never heretofore had any of our citizens in a state omce, we feci some interest in the matte, and shall look upon the election of Gen. Ed.all a3 the inauguration of a new and better era in the management of our state affairs. Fort Wayne Sentinel. Cause of Disuxiox Between the Nobtii and the South. The Southern Argus, of Norfolk, November 26, asks why the peopla of this "God favored nation are so hostile to each other." It replies that it arises "from ignorance of one another." It blames both Northern and Southern journals for their misrepresentations, and the extremists of both sections of the Union for their mad fol ly. It alludes to the "bountiful offerings" of Northern philanthropy in the times of pestilence, and hopes that the people will become sick of excitements and demagogues. Laf. Journal. There is in the anewer of the Southern Argus, "a volume cf truth in a nut shell." It is the grand solution of the question which it propounds. The concentrated bitterness, prejudice and hate which exists in one sec tion of the Union against the people cf the other, is just in proportion to the "ignorance of one another" that prevails with each. On each side oHhe Black line, where the people mingle with each other; study each other's characters, habits and dispositions, there is the same cordiality and good feeling exist ing between them as though they were citi zens of the same Stete. In these localities "abolitionists" and "fire eaters" are as rare as "reptiles in Ireland," and disunionists are a greater curiosity than Barn urn's Wolly Horse. As you recede from that line, the feeling of hostility of the North against the South, and of the South against the North, increases. It is in the extreme Northern and Southern States that fanaticism, bigotry and " all nncharitableness n attains its climax. It is in these regions that such newspat er funguses as the Boston Liberator, the Charles- ton Mercury, the 2?. O. Delta, et id omne genua, flourish in all their unnatural rankness. The people of these two extremes know nothing of one another practically, and what little they do know, through the "best recognized channels of public information," comes to them in a form so distorted by prejudice and exaggerated by malice, that it is worse than total and absolute ignorance. The dark side of the picture i3 kept studiously and promi nently in view, while the bright side is just as constantly and carefully kept out of sight. Hence it is that extremes of locality are marked by extremes of fanaticism and sec tional hostility. The most effectual cure for this folly and wickedness maybe found in the four words " Know each oteeb bet ter I" DAILY STATE SENTINEL, 5.32) WiatWahiaftob-treet,Ulhe Largest Prlatlag Establbhoral la the Mate Aa a the place to gti tha BESTOR51ME.TTAL FRIXTINO! FASTEST Ra7lTo AD PRINTING! LARGEST POSTERS AND SHOWBILL: re eiTiai Finest Texture of Work in the Art ! I c fact aoythiDt: In tbe ibape of book or jok jmi.vrir:, ATTBI CHEAPEST KATES! Mmmmtmfr 3t Arrm frmmt t wf mmUf. a IJMCLLDI.NU A CARD PKlS IOrters solicited, and attended to tu. nriir-romptnem IIok. S. II. Buskisk. We hear this gen tleman's name mentioned in connection with the office of Agent of State, and nothing would afford the Democrats cf this county more satisfaction than his election to that place. Mr. Burkirk is well qualified for the office, is a noble Democrat, and has rendered as good service to the Democratic party, both iu the State and Presidential canvass, as any mau in the State. reru Sentinel, fr5A correspondent of the Ev.nsville Enquirer, writing from Washington, under date of Dec 4th, expresses the opinion that lion. John L. Kobinson, of this State, will be the Clerk of the next House of Represen tatives, and that Mr. Orr, of South Carolina, will be Speaker. Iloth suggestions are highly probable, and, so far as the first is concerned, the Democracy of Indiana, who have earned 80inethiHj during the late canvass, we are satisfied, roUd ctll the debt satisfactorily paid, in pan r.t leat.t, by the selection of one of their ablest and most industrious cham pions, for the Clerkship, named. Tiofayette American. $928,000 565,000 471,000 374,000 Virginia Electoral College and the Cabinet. From a publication of the facta, by the Richmond Enquirer, it appears that the recommendation of the Virginia Electoral College of Governor Floyd to a scat in Mr. Buchanan's Cabinet, about which so much has been said,was never fully carried out. A paper to that effect was drawn up and signed by most of the Electors, but was suppressed at the requst of Governor Floyd. He was opposed to that mode of action by his friends, as ono calculated to embarrass the President eleat, and as one net agreeable to himself. The Enquirer also says that Gov. Wise was wholly ignorant of such a paper, and was committed, in no respect whatever, to its expression of preference. He has ex pressed no preference for any one aa a Cabi net Minister, but on the contrary has de clined to do so, and approves of Governor Floyd's suppression of the paper. From 5otea an J QuerlM." Origin of Borne Comraoa Sxpressions. Tandeic. A practical pun ia now natur alized in our language ia the word "Tan dem" (at length). Bsown Studt. Surely a corruption of brow-study, brow being derived from the old German broan, in its compound form aug-braun, and eye-brow. Equality of the Races. Wherever and whenever the idea of an equality of the races, black and white, has been submitted ta a practical test, its fallacy has been conclusively demonstrated. Whilst the blacks themselves experience no mateii al improvement from an equal participation of rights and privileges with the whitas, the currse of retrogresion and degeneracy has fallen with a heavy hand upon the latter. The result of thii unnatural mixture of the races in the central regions of our own con tinent is not one of a special and isolated character, produced by special and local causes. The result is the same, in all its features, wherever the experiment has been tried. The Mercury, a paper published at Natal, a British colony in South Africa, where blacks equally with whites, are admitted to citizenship, speaks of the uneasiness felt at the constant increase of the Kaffir population, and of the public indignation that is kept alive by the repeated Kaffir outrages upon young children and women outrages of the most disgusting and barbarous character. It laments the dangers to which European so ciety is exposed by its position in contact with a mass of polluting and brutish barbarism, and says, that " the nonsense of equal laws and equal justice for blacks and whites must be discarded, if cither class is to live peacably in Katal." Here is a fact which ought to commend it self to the consideration of those tender foot ed philanthropists and theorists who so stren uously advocate a community of rights and interests between the whites and the negroes of this country. Salaries of Public Officers. We made some remarks upon this subject a few days ago, which, though of a general nature, were intended to be preliminary to those of a more direct and local character. They were, in fact, suggested by the state of facts to which the Fort Wayne Sentinel so judiciously and forcibly refers in the article copied below, and which we had resolved to make the basis of a more extended com ment We are gratified to find that what we have in view, is already so well begun by our friend of the bentinel. It is, indeed, a subject of vital importance to all classes, and should be considered in all its bearings, so O . TV. J V. ii . otAir. iue wvru means iiterauy a IUfl-1 , ... . tive frem the field, one qui ex campo exit that wbtever actl0Q 13 taken uPn Il ma7 Luhcmeon. Our familiar name of lunch eon is derived from the daily meal of the Spaniards, at eleven o'clock, termed once or Vonce (pronounced Vonclity.') From Ford's Gatherings in Spain. Hip, Hip, Ucebah. Originally a war cry, adopted by the stormers of a German town, wherein a great many Jews had taken their refuge. The place being sacked they were all put to the eword under the shouts of Eieron lyma est perdita. Frorn the first letter of those words (J7. . p.) an "exclamation was con trived. Rusic Names Sir William Temple, in his Essay on Poetry, says, speaking of the old Runic : Old Nicka was a spirit that came to strangle people who fell into the water. He was a fierce Gothic captain, son of Odin, whose name was used by his soldiers when they would tight or surprise their enemies. Snooks. This name, so generally associa ted with vulgarity, is only a corruption, or rather a contraction of the more dignified name of Sevenoaks. This town is generally called Se'noakg in Kent ; and the further contraction coupled with the phonetic spell ing of former days, easily pasied into S'nooks. This is no imaginary conclusion, for Messrs. Sharp & Harrison, solicitors, Southampton, have recently had in their possession a se ries of deeds, in which all the mode of spell ing occurs from Sevenoaks down to Sookes in connection with a family now known as Snooks. Canal Trustee. Joseph Ristine, Esq, is spoken of ai a candidate for Canal Trustee. io better selection could be nude. Mr. R. is a gentlemtn of fine abilities, and wocld undoubtedly manage the affairs connected with the public works with credit to himself and to the fullest interests of the Stato. Goshen Democrat. be the expression of a deliberate and well informed public sentiment Salaries of Governor and Judges. It is a fact well known to ali thinking men that the salaries of the Governor ani Judges in this State are far below what they ought to be. Although the doctrine of low st laries is rather popular with Democrats, we think it ought not to be carried so far as has been done in Indiana, where the pay of the offices named is altogether below the value of the service expected. Tho laborer is worthy his hire, and public servants ought to be paid as liberally as others who labor for individuals. For these reasons we recommend the Legis lature to increase the salaries of the Governor and Judges to a sum at least sufficient to meet their expenses, and enable them to maintain their families. The present sala ries do not do this. It is a notorious fact that the pittance allowed our Governor is insuffi cient to meet even the expeLse of living, and all who fill that station do it at a great pecu niary sacrifice, and leave the office poorer than they were when they took it. The same may be said of the Supreme and Circuit Judges. There is no man quali fied for the Bench but what can make double or treble the amount of the salary by the practice of his profession, and if he accept the station he does it at a positive and heavy loss to himself. The highest judicial talent ought to be secured for the Bench, and to effect this a proportionate salary should be allowed. The present system of beggarly salaries will eventually drivo all talent from the Bench, and leave it to tha occupany of incompetent men, to tha great detriment of the true interests as well as of the dignity and respectability of the state. This is a subject of vital importance to all classes, and we call upon the press through out the state to speak out in reference to the matter. The Politics of the Woeij). If any of our readers should recollect their impressions the first time they were at sa in a large ship in a severe storm, they will not have forgot ten how insignificant seemed that talL proud vessel, which had appeared solid and immo vable as a mountain as she lay alongside the wharf. Like a cork in the brook, or a feather in the stream, or a bubble on the wave, ao light and little to be trusted did it seem. Just like that bubble, or that feather, or that cork, or that ship, so seems the Ship of State of the whole civilized world at this moment. All the governments of earth are out of course, jostling- against each other, ani the sport of circumstances quite beyond their control, mere specks upon the sea of time, tossed by every wave, and threatened by a storm of severity beyond all precedent. Fifteen years ago, and Miller the Prophet, or the interpreter of prophecy, was dreaming that the Millenium was about to dawn. Now it seems, instead, as if Satan wore about to be loosed again for a season. A little while ago and war was thought a horrible thing, and men seemed nnivursally aboit to beat their swords into ploughshares. But tow the pruning toots are last learning tne utilities oi the bowie knife. China is desolated by civil war and the Cape of Good Hope by the Hot tentots. Burmah has jufct been rent in twain and Persia is at this motnen; the seat of ac tive war. Russia and England seam a if about to fight a pitched battle in the heart of India, decisive cf the fate of a larger portion of the world, than that which followed the fate of all Alexander's battles. Europe hav ing wasted half a million of men and hun dreds of millions of dollars in one war, seems in greater unrest than ever. Turkey, where the war began, is worse off as to debt, as to independence and as to territory than before the war began. While the other great pow ers have been fighting for the Principalities, Austria holds the stakes, and, like the mon key with the cheese, chews it up, while the others quarrel. It used to be thought that the nve great powers had the control, at least, of Europe, and yet little King Bomba laughs at them all, England and France included. .The fact is, there is not one of the great powers that has the control of anything just now, or that know on what side they will be in a month hence on any great question. Take England: Does she know whether or not she is drifting again into a war with Russia? She has no idea. Can she tell what will be her relations with Austria, or what with France? Not at tJL Nor is there a Frenchman who knows where France will be in a month hence whether in the arms of Russia against England, or with England against Russia. It used to be thought that all depended on the will of one man, Louis Napoleon; and yet it seems that no sooner is his back turned than his minis ters play emjeror in his room, in much the same style as Mephistophues plays tne rro- feskor in Faust, unless it should at last prove that the Emperor is enacting that part him self in disguise. If we come over to this continent, look at Mexico, with all the horror of civil war raging interminably, like a regular volcano, deep down in her heaving breast, and send ing for 3,000 Americans to come to her suc cor. Central America is as badly off as any country can conceive, and none can tell if Walker will be in power six weeks hence, or what will be the result ultimately of his government in the destiny, not of Central America alone, but of this whole continent. There is no doubt Mr. Sonle has concocted with him the scheme of Eome Southern Con federacy to jeize Cuba and re-estab-ish slavery and the slave trade. They reckon on the support of the South, and it ia by no means certain tbat the message of the Gov ernor of South Carolina and the action of the House of Representatives endorsing it, may not be designed to favor this. Such being the situation of all the world, it is, as Jeremy Taylor says somewhere, in substence, of all sin, "What is every nation's evil becomes all' nation's greater evil, and though alono it waa very bad, yet when thev came together it was made much worse. Like ships in a storm, every one alone hath enough to do to outride it, but when they meet, besides the evils of the storm, they find the intolerable calamity of their mutual concussion, and every ship that is ready to be oppressed with the tempest, is a worse tempest to every vessel againsi wmcn u is violently dashed. full. L&lger. f rom U Lafayette American. The Pocket" Mr. Bright. We copy the following extract frem a let ter to the Evansville Enquirer, from a demo cratic citizen of "the Pocket," temporarily so journing at Washington, with great pleasure. The compliment to Senator Bright, we hear tily indcrae.and we are glad to see that "the old guard of the First district" are disposed to "hold fast to" him. This is all that is needed to render his re-election to the United States Senate unanimous, so far aa the dem ocracy are concerned. But, the question arises, what is all that fuss about down in " the Pocket?" If the , "Old Guard of the Firet district hold fast to Senator Bright," and the balance of the State concur, why all this cry about injustice to "the Pocket?' Does the Enquirer want two Sen ators from the "two Pocket districts?" or what does it want? We confess we are at a loss as yet to discover just what our friends "down south" are driving at, so far as Sena tors are concerned. But here is the extract : I am asked a dozen times almost every day, "Will Mr. Bright be returned to the Senate?" On all occasions I have answered "Yes," without knowing the feeling outside of the "Pocket." But with ua, the unanam ity of pentiment in favor of this faithful pub lic servant is such, that I am induced to be lieve he will be returned, with the entire approbation of the people of the State. It matters not who is sent with him we have many distinguished citizens who would re flect credit on tho State. But during the time Mr. Bright has been in the Senate he has acquired a national reputation, which is as honorable to the State as it is to himself. Mr. Bright is a man who will honor any po sition. Office nor emolument can win for him no more distinguished honors than he already enioys. But bis continuance in the Senate will give character to our Stat Massachusetts has been revered for her Web ster, Kentucky for her Clay, South Carolina for her Calhoun. When these men bad earned for themselves a reputation which made them to be loved at home, and re spected abroad, it was the delight of their States to keep them in the councils of the Nation. Let not, then, Indiana forget her distinguished son. We may build up for him a name which wo shall be proud to link with the history of Indiana. Let tho "Old Guard" of the First District hold fast to Senator Bright, aLl we will never have to lameut that our confidence was wasted in the support of one undeserving. WHIT. One Thousand Persons Killed bt a Siboki or LiQHTENixe. Accounts from Rhodes state that the lightening struch the immense store of guupowder, which was placed in the vaults belonging to the An cient Knights, destroying the whole Turkieh quarter ao completely that only three children wcro saved. One thousand persons are said to have perished (7 The investor of steel ring crinolines, (hoops,) io Paris, realized iufive weeks $50, 000 on the proceeds of his invention. A Sad Case. 8everal months f'Dce, a beaut'fnl yrni' g lady, the daughter of a wealthy retired mer chant, residing in this vicinity. ri ibe heart and hand of a gentleman in tne mt-di cal profession, living ib New York nty, ai.d they were betrothed iu marr'a-'-. The w. 1 ding took pla e at the t-sid-nre of the w.d"' father, and was attended with gtat pjmp and ceremony, an immense sum hariug be-n expended by her parents to give zrt ti the SYla S . 1 a 1 occasion. Ihe drets worn Drir.f- onat et, in itself, several hundred dollars. She hd in attendance upon her a troupe cf brides maids and their atterdants, all araed ic robes of spotless Bit in. Her frien.iK, who rank high in society, and amoug hom idae was almobt an idol, exercised .he most un bounded liberality in the matter of bnd! preseats, loading her table with the mt magnificent silver aete, suits of aable and of ermine, and trousseaus procured at almost fab'jious prices. Iter husband was a weal thy, intelligent, noble-looking man, and proud of hie newly acquired treasure. Ererytbing looking bright and promising on that happy wedding eight. After receiving the congratulatiors of their friends, the new-made roup1 started on a wedding tour, after which they settled down at the residence ef the husband in New York. Here, all their friends predicted for them a long life of happiness and prosperuy. and, indeed, there was much upon which to base the hopes that their predictions would be rsalized to the full extent The bride was young, intelligent, beautiful, well educated. and the picture of perfect health; the hus band high minded, noble in character, rich in this world's goods, practising in a lucrative and honorable profession. . Thus matters remained lor several months. Letter received by the bride from her friends a this city, breataed a most nappy spirit, and expressed tbe utmost content with, her position, liut a lew weexs since ane return ed home, as she said, for a visit She re mained until a few days aiace, but her presence no longer afforded joy to those who had once been happy thrice happy to meet her. The bloom upon her cheek, was faded; her eyes were sunken and had a wild and haggard expression; her language was no longer characteristic of that high re finement which once had marked it It waa all too evident that a fearful vise was prey ing upon her system. When inquired of as to her husband, and whether she intended to return to New York, she evaded any re ply. Her friends at last became alarmed and wrote to ber husband, asking mm to come and take her with him home. He came not but instead came a letter of fearful import. The injured man said hie hopes had been blighted, the trust which he had reposed in his wife shamefully abused, and his family gods overthrown. She had sunk her love for a husband in the mama of the wine cup, and waa a victim to habitual intoxication, lie reproved ner. iahe became angry, quarreled with him and letthis home for that of her parents, taking with ber noth ing save the clothing which she had upon her at the time of her departure. Under such circumstances, he said, be could no longer consent to a union with her, painful as a separation must be. By express, be for warded to her her jewels, silver-ware, piano, clothing everything, in fact, which belong ed to her .personally. Thus he renounced her and lorever. The last scene in this aad drama of real life closed yesterday. The once beautiful maiden, honored by all whj knew her the idolized wife, the nobie woman, died at the residence of her parents of brain ffver, induced by intoxication. Thus the curtaiu of death falls upon this sad scene. The father of this young la-iy has been called upon within three months to mourn the death of a wife and daughter of intoxi cation, and a son, once noble and ramly, whose highest nature has been perverte I by the same cause. Troy Times. Gmw. Geary Kantai Affairs. WAfcHIHOTOX, Dec. 16, A message from the President, communi cating a letter and the journal ot Governor Geary, was laid before the Uoaae to-day. Ia addition to what has been already stated, it appears by Geary 'a journal, that the Free State men were arrested and cast io prison, but when pro-Slavery men were arretted for crime, they were discharged. Wh;le Gov. Geary waa addressing them to convince them they were in error, and while eulogizing the impartial administration of justice, news ar rived of tbe release of Hays, the murderer of Buflfum, whereupon Governor Geary fearlets ly pronounced the act of Judge Lecompte, in the discharge of Hays, against whom the Grand Jory had found a b.ll of indictment for murder in the first degree, a judicial out rage without precedent, aa well as discour teous to him, as he had been the means of arresting Hays, and he should have been consulted. That the act was greatly calculated to en danger the public peace, and destroy the en tire influence which he was laboring day and night to inaugurate here, and bring the court into utter contempt That he would treat the decision of Judge Lecompte as a onllty and proceed upon tbe indictment for murder to re-arrest Hays as if he had merely es caped. That he would submit the matter to the President, being well assured that he would permit bo judicial officer here to forget his duty and trifle with the publio peace, making a decision to public justice and gross lv steeped io partiality. Whereupon the Governor issued his warrant for the re-arrest of Hays, etc As Irish Waoer. "Nate hand you are thin, my darling 1 " laid one Irish bricklayer to another ; "you mount the ladder wid your hod fall o'stoces, and scatter 'em on the heads iv us as you go. Ochl blatheration, blood and ouns ! I'd carry yourself up, from the flats to the roof, and down again widout your be ing spilt" "You don't do it, air ! returned the fel low laborer ; "I'd lay a trifle you couldn't "For a pint o'whiakey I would tho is tho likes o'you I might not lift? D'ye take tcj bet honey ?' "Faith I'll bet my hide against your pint, and that's a fair trade, tbat you can't." "In wid your dirty karkas, and we'll try it." Fearful aa the experiment may seem. It was successful. When two thirds cp the lad der, Paddy roared out "I'Carthy,ye divel ye, ait aisy, or I'll spill ye ! .Sure, an' isn't it that I'd be either having ye do ?" returned Mac When safe landed, he axclaimed "I didn't think it was in the likes cye. As it happens ye've won I'm bate ; but just as you was comin' by the third story I vat in hopes! " Abscosded. John Snyder (red headed John) has made tracks from M a j ville, in this State, with a fair "Helen of Troy," leav ing his wife to look ot for namber one. John told hia own wife he was going to Pen est 1 sylvania. to be gone a "Few days, and we suppose considering the inclemency of tho weather, and the danger ef catching cold, in judiciously concludel to take a bifurcated comotter with him. He magnanimously left his wife and children the sum of $5, for their comfortable support and maintenance. Lou. Courier. (ytr Mr. Cook, the new delegate from Ari. zonia, bring some specimens of minerals tail to be the richest in the world.