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. ' EATO,0.,JA. 35, 1835. GfoTemor, William itlcdill. Lieutenant Governor, , James Myers. Supreme Judge, B. B. Warden. . Auditor, '!. D. morgan. . . 'Treasurer, lohn G. Breslin. Secretary of Stata, William Trcvllf. Attorney General, ' Geftrffe W. JffcCook. Board of Public Works, James B. Stcedniau. HTProt JlicHrNsur of Antioch College will preach in the .Public Church, ou Thursday and Friday evenings tho 25th and 2'itii Inst., and on Friday, ni 10) o'clock, A. M. will deliver a loc tare on Education. Let every body attend. 5T"n Saturday night, snow fell in this re ' 5 ion to tht depth of six inches, and on Sun "day morning, we had a storm of thunder, most vivid lightning, rain and sleet. ErWe have just one word to say to our oM tulscribrrs, those who have stood by us in - years of toil and labor and anxiety, snd cheer ed as on in many dark and trying hours. Come along now, hand in your dollar, and read the "Democrat" for 1855, fifty cents -cheaper than ever, oiid we will try to make it betier. Come every one! Don't be standing lack. Now is the time! We will be glad to see you all and furnish you lie paper atone dollar. You Lave cheerfully paid one dollar and fifty cents heretofore, and we want you to Jiave the benefit of the reduced price. Our Gift Enterprise. 'Takes well with the people, and few refuse to , tuy a ticket when the price is only onedolhr, . and that dollar pays one year's subscription to the "Democrat." We doubt not, by the arst of March, the time set for the dislribu lion of the Q ilts, every ticket will be sold. We would like to see all our old subscribers oe up with a dollar, and get the paper the current year lower than ever before offered, ana perhaps, cheaper than ever again. All -who yrant to lave money will embrace the present opportunity and aeeure a chance to get a fine Gold or Silver watch, or other nice OifL . Cheap reading is what the people eeem to want these timea and we intend to try and accommodate them at home. It is not true thVpapem at a distance are more worthy pat lonage .than those published in your own , cbunty, and the good book says "he that does not provide for his own household is worse ' than an infidel." We claim to belong to the Jiottaehold of Preble county and look to our tfellow-citizens for a support commensurate with our efforts to please. Every man hould support his home papers firtt,'ani then ; if he wants olhera he may send to a distance But-whst ia the use of talking in these en 'lightened days, when all know their duty and 'if they don' tdo.it, the consequences be upon thorn. We want -the name of every democrat in Preble county upon our subscription books "for the current year, and we hope all good democrats will take an interest in sending us .all themamei and dollars' possible. We ' would hse no objections tofurnish the Dem ocrat to a few hundred -respectable whig at -our reduced terms. Come on with youx names and dollars. The Judgeship. " We hear it rumored that Judge HAwes in tends to, or has resigned the office of Prtsident Judge of this district, to take effect on the il3th of February. We hope Governor Medii.l will fill the vacancy by appointing Jamks Class:, Esq. of Hamilton. We have heard Mr. C. jfpoken of in the highest terms at a gentleman ; and lawyer, one who ia admirably adapted by 'nature-tad education to fill honorably the I post, -and we believe his appointment would ijjive general satisfaction. ITThat antiquated, dilapidated, comfort less-looking class- f -out citizens, known as .""Old Bachelors," were to have a feist at the National Hotel, last week, but it "fizzled." Bo it ought.' The poor, old, dried-uj), woe begone-tanking ereaturee, tad not life aad energy, and spMt-enoegh left m theircompo jition, to carry the -matter through. Their old .carcasses wrapped up in flannels and wooll ens, remind one forcibly of a frost-bitten pumpkin in spring time. Stern -wheel boat 'Captains and Commanders of one- eyed screw '.boat Propellers will have to get on more atcam ifor the next occasion. ("During this season of the year when .Chickens suspend their egging operations, rand .warm cakes for breakfast,in consequence, scarce as "hen'i-tteth," fresh eggs are a lux- tiry, -but, notwithstanding their scarcity and she high" price which they now command, our .iriendJ.'A. Bolbns, of Buphemia, sent us a : basket full the other day of the nicest kind. "He supplies the good people of his neighbor . hood with Groceries, ic; and our readers will do well to patronise him, or 'be sells ogood goods and cheap. . "D'The late acting Territorial Governor, T. "H. Cummins, in dividing Nebraska into coun ties, has thus designated litem : DougIas,Cass, Pierce, Forney, Dodge, Richardson, Durt'and Washington. UTT'ie FtencJi ..Government, it is slated continues to purchase largely in the Kt. w York pmrket of pork and crc. A short time since a vsel sailed for Brest with 3000 burnUrf pork on board, and another vessel is now load iug for franco with a like amount. A Splendid Painting—Ball's Panorama. Ball, the celebrated dsguerreolynist . of fCincinaatv baa" fust eomnletni nn r h moat splendid paintings ever executed in thia or any other country. It is a Panoramt. six hundred yards in leegth, and contains views of all the principal cities in the United State. Three eminent Artists hove been engaged in its creation during the past two years, and have visited every State in the Union, and Africa and Cuba, in prosecuting their labors. The correctness of the views, the spirited and skillful manner in which they are represent ed, cannot be excelled, and reflect great credit on the talent of the Artists. It will exceed anything in the shape of a Panorama, that has ever been brought before the American peo ple, of whose country, homes and habits and institutions it purports to be a vivid represen tation. It is Mr. Ball's intention to exhibit this magnificent Panorama for a short time in this country, after which he will proceed with it to Europe, visiting London, Paris, Edin burgh and Glasgow, while on the tour. His industry, euergy and enterprise is unbounded, snd we Lope he may meet with that suc cess which he so eminently deserves. Vine la Ball. Platform Beehive. One of the most useful, ingenious and com plete inventions of the age, may be seen in the "Platform Beehive," invented bySiLvss- te Davis. It is adapted to every want and change of the busy insects it is intended to accommodate and protect. It furnishes an easy and simple way of taking the honey, swarming and feeding the Bees, and an effect ual preventive from the rav ges of the Bee- moth, and with the Hive is furnished a most delicate and scientific compound, wherewith to feed the Bees during winter. With this Hive any one may keep bees with perfect safely and success, since all difficulty and uncertainty are entirely removed. In this Hive is found the most perfect order and system, while it combines the most advan tages of any hive yet offered to the public. It has been exhibited to more than 100,000 people, and is admitted by all to be the best arrangement for keeping Bees that has ever been offered. It has taken the first Premi. umt and Diplomat at every Fair where any preference was given. It is adapted to nil locations, such as open houses, stores, offices and attics, either in the country, large villages, or cities. The Bees ma y be made to i warm from one or more hives, or may be conducted into any number of hives without laarming, and still have a full tupplyof Queens. We hope every Farmer in Preble eounty and every other individual, who keeps or de sires to keep B ees, will secure the Platform Hive for their accommodation, as by its use more honey can be procured and betier, the Bees kept cleaner and healthier and preserv ed from destruction by all insects accustomed to prey upon them or destroy the produots of their labor. We deem the above snffi cient upon this subject, every one who con sult interest will obtain the Plalfoim Ui. Improving the Ohio. The project now before the Pennsylvania Legislature to improve the Ohio river by a series of locks and dams, to give a depth of six feet water all the year round, is demand ing special attention both inside and out or that body The Pittsburg Post judges rightly in saying that, with the Government aid that could be obtained, there is no doubt that the stock of such sn improvementcompany would be a good investment. With that river navi gable nearly all the year round, it would be one of the greatest channels of inland com merce in the world. The same money that would complete the improvement would not build a railroad of one-third the length, and the river would do far the most business, and be of far the most benefit to the whole country when both were done. The Contested Congressional Election in Illinois. nois. Mr. Allen, the Democratic candidate for Cbngress, who has received the certificate of eltction in ttie Seventh Congressional Dis trict ol Illinois, in reply to a letter from his opponent, Mr. Arches . giving him notice that his seat would be contested, says he can prove that he received forty-one legal votes in Logan county more than were returned for him (Allen.) He also offers to show that Arches obtained three hundred and seventy illegal votes in various counties. 'D"The "American House," has been re opened uy Mr. wauen jeferso.v, and we doubt not he will keep a No. 1 Hotel, where guests'win find the best of everything and an abundance of it. Our readers who visi Ea ton had better try the accommodation of the "American House," Main street, opposite the Bank. ITJarvis A; FaircUild 149 Slain Street have only a few more of fViose hats left. Call in sonorit will be too late. The Choice ones are disappearing rapidly, and, if you wish to secure a good hat, a comfortable hat, a nice hat in short, a "hat as is a hat," why then go immediately to Jarvis V Fairchild. As Shakspeore has it, "stand not upon the order of your going, but go at once." A Singular Accident and Providential Escape. cape. One of the most singular accidents, taking wito consideration its results, that has ever ta ken place in I he history of nlroads, occured this mowing to the train from Blackstnne, on the BosWii-andKew York Central Railroad. When the train was abaat eight miles from this city, and going at about the rate or twen tv to twenty-fivesiiile an tioar, the forward axle of thetende ibreke, and a piece of the axle, nearly four teetdn length, and weigh ing about two hundred tpoumls, passed under the tender and cominf f through the flour of ti. fnre nart of the forward ear, passed ewer the heads of all the passengers "in that part of th cr. and landed safely beside the stove in th mi,i le of the car. me car was iuiioi passengers but not one was injured. The es cape was mo wonuenuu jne iouuci ueuig coupled to theengine.ain nowau lo .negiuuuu and the train was stopped after having pro ceeded a considerable distance. One of the deinched wheels of the tender passed under iW train and came up through the floor of the otuMfnger car, tearing a bole ia tae floor ana HjMLering a seat, but rtoing no other injury. the bain was delayed about en hour and a atajf by tbe accidecU JJoi Juvmat UU 1 The Graham Presentation Plate. We "have received from Mr. See, the spirited and enterprising publisher of Graham' $ Mag. Mine, a copy of the Presentation Plate, pre pared for the subscribers lo that truly national and popular work. ; It consists of a most ex quisitely enyraved plate of the fourteen Presi dents of the United States, from Waahington, to the present incumbent. The likenesses of the distinguished men who have occupied tha exaitea position are most nerfeot. .and tha workmanship is a most finished specimen of the engraver's art. In addition to thepor traits is a beautiful view of the Capitol at Washington, as extended, with the head quarters of General Washington, atNewburg, an engraving of the National and Bunker Hiil monuments, and other beautiful devices. The engrsv mg is about twenty inches ia width by twenty four inches in length, and is eal cuiated for a splendid parlor ornament. The subscribers of the Magagint will be highly de lighted with th: valuable gin, and the fact that a copy is to bepreseuted to all those who become subscribers to this periodical for the year 1S55, should stimulate the whole reading public to at once send their names to the publishers. The minds of many young people become confused as to the order in which the Presidents of the Union were called to the Government, snd this plate will, at onee, act as s chart to their recollection, and also fur nish a knowledge of the personal appearance of those whom our citizens have honored with the first gift in the Nation. No family should be without this fine engraving, and to obtain one, it is only necessary to become a subscri ber to the Magazine. The plate itself is worth the price of the subscription. We will receive and forward subscriptions for this truly American Magasi ne, and the Premium Plate. Terms for both 83,00 per single copy one year. The Fire in New York—The Lost Young Ladies. The New York Herald has an account of the burning of the country mansion of Mr.Ha ven, one of the first merchants of that city on Saturday morning, and the loss of his three daughters in the burning ruins. The fire broke out late at night, and had made much progress before discovered. The family were all saved, but the poor girls were afterwards lost. The Herald says : "After the first apprehension with reenrd to the safety of the family, and the other mem bers of the household, were over, some of the Misses Havens asked Kate Lean, one of the servants, to go into the dining-room and carry out the plate before the 'fire reached it, but the girl refused, fearing that she would be suffocated by the smoke, or burned to death in the attempt. Miss Sarah Langdon Haven, who was in her night dress, then ran into the building, as it is supposed, for her cle'hes.and that was the Inst that was seen of her till her charred and blackened remains were taker) from the ruins. She was followed by her three sisters, Mary, Crace, and Anna, the two first of whom were suffocated. It was thought at first, when they went into the building, that they would return immediately; but when three or four minutes elapsed without any of them nwkinf their appearance, and every room in the house appeared to be filed with smoke, the greatest apprehensions were felt for their safety. Mra. Haven had been at the house of her son-in-law, Mr. Hop kins, bare-headed and bare-footed, and 1iad returned but a fewrhinutea before the disap pearance of her daughters. A considerable number of their neighbors had also collected, snd every exertion was made to rescue them. Mr. Hopkins placed s ladder against the bal cony and ascended to one of the second story w indows, which looked out from the drawing room, and from which he heard a souod as of some one groaning inside. The smoke was so dense that be could not see into the rocm.nml to enter it would be at the extreme peril of his life. Throwing himself on the floor, near the window, to avoid the smnke, and in the direction from which he heard the groans, he stretched out his hands, and fortnnately suc ceeded in catching hold of the dress of Miss Anna Haven. Drawing her toward him, he succeeded in getting her out of the balcony, but was forced to remain with ber here ten or fifteen minutes, the ladder bting too weak to bear the weight of both. Another ladder was obtained, and, as Mr. Hopkins was nearly exhausted, he was relieved by Mr. James Jones, one of the men in charge of the tele graph at Fort Washington. Mr. Jones suc ceeded in carrying the insensible girl safely down the ladder, and giving her to the arms of her distracted parents. "Jones and Joseph Maloney, the keeper of the railroad station, entered the house again in search of the other sistei,whom they found lying near the closet containing the plnte.np parently dead. One of them was on her k nees with her bands ngainst the door of the closet as if in the act of opening it, when she was suffocated; and the other was found s few feet from her, lying on the floor. They were both carried ont immediately, and every kind of means was taken to restore them, but with out effect, as life was doubtless extinot before theyawere foond. "The house was built in the gothio style, snd with the furniture is estimated at twenty thousand dollars, about one third of which is insured. It was constructed principally of wood, and was one of the finest-looking buildings slong the North river." The Times also says : "Yesterday the bodies were at the honse of Mr. Hopkins. That of Sarah was not shown. That of Grace was said to be but little chang ed, while the features of Mary were almost life like in their expression, with not even the hue of desih. She seemed rather to be feigning asleep in tableau, and atill retained the remarkable beauty of her life. "There were seven sisters in the family Anna, who was rescued; Augusts, the wife of Mr. Hopkins, Sarah, Mary and Grace, who were lost;Helen and Fanny the last of whom was at school at the time, in the city. The inscription on the coffins were these: "Sarah Lanoook Hates, Born Oct. 16, 1838." 'Anna Mast Haven, Born Aug. 2, I8J0," "Gsace Dubois Haven, .Born Oct. 19, 1836." Thefomily were very remarkable for living for each oihet, they were all so closely bound together; therTj was adelightful home to visit. Viewing the tkree comparitively, Sarah waa the most social and efficient; abe was exceed ingly active and practical, snd hsd greet in fluence over the circle of acquaintances in which etie moved. Mary waa very beautilui. and wa teloved by all who knew her. Grace was highly educated, and was remarka ble for beeholaTship;. rrWe truly regret to hear of the death of Samuel Wilsons. Warden ol the Ohio Peniten tiary, who has held the office since last July, diatlisrgfciag its arduous duties with fidelity Snd great energy. L rrliiiiA R. Cos, celebrates as s Woman's Rights orator and writer, baa gone into the study of the la wtwitli William S. fuses Esq. , of New York. o,... i Editorial Convention. This body assembled at Zauesville, Jsnuary 18th, and was organiieu' by a(,pointuig M'. HAsraa,' of Mt. Vernon, President, and Col. fUaam, of Columbus, Secretary. An Ad dress was delivered in the evening byMr.Cox, of the Statesman, and a poem read by Anson O. Chest, of the Buffalo Expreoa. Toe meeting was held in Odd Fellow's Hall,which wa tendered by the Order inZanesville to the Editorial Convention. The following Resolu tions were paired: Retolted, Thai the Press ofOjiio has si ways labored to promote the best interests of the State, in doing which, the weight of its influence has, in an especial manner, been thrown on the aide of Railroad enterprises, not so much foe the personal benefit of in dividual companies, far what we have be.ieved, and do now believe to be. for the general interests of the whole State. Keeohed, That the courtesies which have been extended to the Press by Railroad companies, we have never tegarded as spe cial favors to us, but as a recognition on the part ot tne corporitions, of the support which the Press has always so liberally given .1 - . w - mem. lieiohed, That the Railroad cornoratians. by concentrated and united action having as a business operation, decided to withhold those courtesies from the Press in the future,' there fore be it Retalted, That we, Editors of Ohio, from this time forth will imi'ate the example set us oy trie rtailroad corporation, and do thai which it is lor our business interest to do make with them our' courtesies "a of.- business transaction," snd recommend this course for the sdoption of our brethren throughout Ohio, The following resolutions were also passed: Reohed, That we earnestly reprobate the practice (too common among editors) of per sonal vituperation and abuse, as derogatory to the dignity, influence and well being of the press; and.that, instead thereof we recommend a candid and dispassionate discussion of prin ciple! of official conduct and qualifications. Jieioivea, 't rial ve 6nan devote ail the im pulses of our- heart, and the dictates of our udgemcnt, to the cultivation of that entire cordiality which should pervade a profession whoie instrumentalities are thought, and whole sympathies snd interests are so closely interwoven ith the elevation and interest of the whole people. Ketolved, That we regard it as eminently protective of the interests of the press, that ihe prices of our papers should not only be paid in advance, but that n advance be made upon our present subscription prices, in order to afford us that fair living remuneration for expenditures of time and money, which other trades and professions enjoy. KetolveJ, I hat we earnestly recommend to newspaper publishers of this State, to estab lish, as far as possible, uniform rates lor ad vertising and job printing; and with this view, we would further recommend that pub ihIicis in the same town agree amongst themselves upon a si -ale of prices, and bind themselves.as honorable men, to adhere to it in all cases. Retolted, That we would recommend to publishers in the same town, in no case to un Jerbid each other for the purpose of se curity advertising and job printing; but to ma:ntuiu a good reeling and friendly business relations. Resulted, That as soon as convenient we will conduct our business upon tfie caxh nrin- ciple, in so (i as it is practicable. All sub scriptions, advertisements and jobbing, to be paid for strictly in advance, except where we have mutual dealings with business men. illesotred, That a committee of three Editors he appointed to procure a succinct sketch of Newspaper progress in Ohio, and present it to the Editorial Convention fat isss. Resolved, That meetings of the Editorial Fraternity of Ohio be held annually on the present anniversary, and that the proceed ings of each meeting, including the Ad. dress. Essays, Poems, Ac, be published in pamphlet form, convenient for preservation., Resolved, That the next Editorial Conven tion be held in Columbus, and that all the Editors of Columbus be considered a commit tee to make arrangements for the same. Petrified Human Bodies—A Veritable Wonders. Mr. George Lane who has charge of 'Wood land Cemetery,' near this city, was called upon the other day by Mr. George P. Loy, who resides about three miles south-east of Germnntow-n, in this county, to remove the remains of his first wife, s eriindcliild and other bodies, from s family burying ground upon his farm, and inter them in his lot, in the "Gerranntown Cemetery." The burying ground was made many years ago, upon the side of a little hill, in a field, some distance from the residence of Mr. L., in accordance with the custom in the Mimni Valley, at that day, when almost every property-holder had a burying place upon his f irm . The first grave opened was that of Mr. Lny'a first wife, who was interred about twenty-four years ago. On reaching the coffin, it was found to be perfect at least to appearance -and the men proceeded to completely unearth it, and raise it to the mouth of the grave. This, they soon ascertained to be a difficult task, and the small force engaged at il was compelled to procure assistance. The aid of six men was at length obtained, and it required all their strength to raise the coffin from its bed, and place it upon the ground beside the grave I It was supposed by those engaged in Ihe disinterment, that the coffin was filled with water, on account of its extreme heaviness, but after it was taken from the grave, it was measurablydry, and no aigns of water could be discovered. The lui was then with difficulty removed, when it was ascertained that the body was in an ex cellent stale of preservation. The shroud, and indeed all the covering which was upon the body at the time of the interment, twenty-four years ago, had disap peared not a vestige of them remained. ! The body was perfect, except the rielit leg, from the knee to Ihe ankle joint, where the flesh seemed to have wasted away, and lay at the bottom of the coffin in a substance re sembling ashes mixed with sand. With this exception of decay, the body and limbs ex hibited the same perfect ness of exterior they did when life snd animation were in the body. The body, in leed, had been petrihed I It was by some strange quality of the earth, and other causes of which we can form no conjec ture, turned into stone of a drab, or, more properly speaking a flesh color; and the chisel of the artist might imitate, but could not make so close a resemblance to the "human furm divine." The smile which lighted up her countenance st the moment when death gen tly untied the cord which bound the soul to clsy, still teemed to linger upon tho face of stone I - 'I he grave of the grand child of Mr. I.oy was next entered, and the coffin exhumed , It was slso found to be heavy, and when open ed, the corpse presented much the same ap pearance as that of Mrs. Loy. It was not as perfect, however, although petrified. The body and limbs had about the same appear ance they did ia life, bat the exterior had lost, its life-like coniour. The most remarkable thing connected with the remains of the child was, that the hair upon Uie petrified skull was, to all appearance, the same as in life 1 Mr. Laae clipped a small ringlet from the. crown and tied it into a knot. The otl.er bodies which avers eibumed one or two, in number were only partially petrified, and were mostly decayed. Itoylon Empire. . I EJTbe Entuirer gnyt thst money matters in Cincinnati are easier, notwithstanding tha in- tuence of several failures which, haira taken plsot since the lit IpeW Petrified Human Bodies—A Veritable Wonders. MAGNIFICENT GIFT ENTERPRIZE! ONE THOUSAND TICKETS! ONE THOUSAND AND TWENTY-EIGHT GIFTS!! Gift ColSrts, Gtt Gift other Gift occasions are the order ot tne day, ana we nave conuiuueu i present to the people one of the best Gift Entwpnses ever offered ny community. We will distribute Ote Thousand Tickets at ONE DOL LAR each, and every person purchasing a ticket will receive jhe "Eaton Democrat" one year, and an opportunity to secure one of the splendid Gifts in the tollowing list : Gold Watch $45,00 35,00 Silver 25,00 25,00! Hunting Watch 25,00 Gold Watch Chain 10,00 " Fine Heavy Gold Rin 6,00 Lady's Gold Breast Pin 10,00 a" Watch Chain 18,00 Large Gold Pencil 10,00 Gold Pencil 6,00 Allen's Revolver ' 10,00 Colt's " 32,00 " Gold Breast Pin 3,C0 Newspaper GoldEar-dropl ' ' " 14,00 Pair Silver Butler Knives 6,00 ., Gold Bracelets - lU.uu 6 Silver table spoons 12,00 r: io.oo " 18,00 ie,oo 3,00 4,00 4,00 . 2,00 3,00 3,00 . Vit 5jOO " . Tea ; ? 1 Silver Lepine' Watch Quartier Watch ; ' Gold Earrings .... .. , 1 Heavy Gold Finger.ring " Geld Pencil " Breast Pin ' - V , Butter Knives ' 1 Lady's Breast Piri " Gold Pen and Pencil , Amounting in all to Thirteen Hundred and Fifty Dollars. No risk here every ticket is worth the price costs whether se cures a gift or not. There is no game of chance in this enterprise value is given for the money invested and the gifts are as premivnu to the sub scribers of the " Democrat." The distribution of the gifts will take place, so soon as the One Thousand Tickets are sold, and if they are not dis posed of by the First day of March, a proportionate number of gifts will: be distributed. Each ticket will be numbered and contain beside a list of the gifts, a printed receipt for the Democrat" one year, The manner of distributing the gifts will be as follows : The numbers will be placed, in a box and the first one drawn therefrom, whether it be one or, one thou sand, or any other, will command the and so on until all are disposed of. disinterested persons. The property is all put mat a fair valuation and! will be warranted as represented. Itere is an opportunity to obtain a pa per lor one year lor the small sum ot gift. Send in your names immediately. All orders post paid will DO promptly attended to. Address W C. GOULD N. B. Any person ordering ten tickets, will receive the eleventh, fre of charge. The money in all cases to accompany the order, Twenty two Tickets for 820. Forty-four tickets tor ?4U. Une nundreq i icneti for $90. Roll in with your orders Enterprise ever offered. first prize. The second the second The distribution to be conducted by une uoijar, ana criance 10 secure a and tak.e a change m the pest Gift ( Additional News by the Steamer Canada. HALIFAX, Thursday, January 18. Consuls for money and account are quoted at 904 a 90. At the Vienna conference on the 28th tilt., the Austrian, French and English Plenipoten tiaries met mid drew up and signed an inter pretation of the four point upon which their governments would consent to a peace. The Austrian Minister famed the document to Gorueliakoir, who was in company with the representative of Prussia, and explained the propositions to him, and asked if he was pre pared lo accept them without modification or reserve. Gor'schakotf replied that his instructions did not go so far, as his orders were only to negotiate the four points, and accordingly two weeks were granted him to communicate with bi government j in the tmrantim-, h,ntm would be continued. The terms proposed by the four powers srti understood to be neither hard nor humiliating to Russia, and differs very little, it is said, fom the Russian inter pretation. It is said a treaty has been fc.ctu.illy signed between France and Austria, the former guar anteeing to Austria the protection of her prov ince. The London Times disbelieves the statement, and says Austria has called upon Prussia to place her armies on a war looting, but the sciui-oflicikl journals suy she will not consent. The sciee operations before Sebostopol from the 12th to the 21st ult. possesses nothing of importance, rrequeiiliaorties were made oy the Russians nt r.inst both the English mid French lines, but were in all cases repulsed Willi heavy losses. Cunrobert, in a dispatch, says that on the 21st a sortie was made against tl.e British and French, which was repulsed with great loss, and the French pursued the Russians close lo the fortifications. Ihe dispatch goes on to say, that, on the 2Jil, notwithstniii'ing the baa weather, the seig continued, and scarcely a night passed without some portion of the French lines being attacked, in which the Russians suffered severely. The French works have been extended lo the bottom of Quarantine bay, the Russians warmly contesting every inch, notwithstand ing: the woiks uere carried on steadily. The Russian officers in the garrison atSeb.is topol are to have a yeai's pay allowed them for each month spent in (he fort. The Czor'k sons had left the Crimea, but were to return on the 7th. Eight thousand French arrived at the camp between the 13th and 20th, besides others ut Constantinople, on the way. in the 22d ihe r.ench had 1,400 men wounded, and 1,300 men sick. A heavy sncw storm prevailed in the Crimea, on the 251 Ii. . Uanrobert say.i the allies shall soon be able to assume the offensive, and make good their losses, with more promptness and solidity than tht enemy cau. The allies had opened a fire on the 25th, and after it had been continued for forty-eight hours without cessation, a general assault would be made by both the French and the British. Letters from the Sultan order Omar Pasha to go immediately In the Unniea. -fo concert measures with the allied Generals. Mencliikoff telegraphs toSt. Petersburg that nothing important had taken place between the 20th and 25th, with the exception of two sorties, in one of which eleven officers and twenty-three soldiers were taken prisoners, and a considerable number killed. The assault was to lie made on the 28th. Considerable Russian re-enforcemeuts had reached Odessa. Admirals Dusdas and Ham'in wore at Con stantinople, on their way home, leaving the fleet in command of Admirals Lyon snd Hruet ord ( aidigan had Jft for England, and Sir a. f.vans bad resigned in disgust. A Constantinople paper soys the seige works had progressed so far that direct com- atsnication between the eairisnn ofSebaslonol ami trie tt'ission army under JUencbikoir hau been cut off. A correspondent of the London Times snys nothing will be done gsmt the fortress be fore the 15th January, inst. The Turkish government use great diligence in pravidine ammunition and supplies for the .allir,-s. Advices from Trebizonde saf the Russian army in Asis had advanced to Sopak-Kalch, and some consternation prevailed at Trobizon- de, where the garrison was strong, but badly orgsnized. On the 23d of November the Russian at tacked a redoubt at Kalch, and the garrison, aided by English and Polish officers, repulsed them, but the situation was still precarious. The Russians had formed in various parts of Circassis, corps of nauvt militia, wim Kus iajjoflioer,. ," . : Muskie Pasha had been ordered, IQ take chief command of the army in Aia, , Important changes have been m,ade in thai higher officers of the Russian Army op the Uuliic. Gen. Delierg had been appointed commandant at Finland, and a genpra) con sultation of the military offices in the. Paltio provinces had been ordered at St. Petersburg. The returns of the ttritish Board af Trad for the month ending December, II. show a decrease in the expoils of nearly 412,000,000. Norwood & Rogers, iioiiiuerchanuii in Lon don had failed for upwarjof 180,OUO KUfling, Ihev have Isige assets, however. , ' The Loudon Times and produced great ex citement in England liy advocating in the boldr est manner, the recall of Lord Rgla from the coinmniid-in the Crimea, on the ground of iuciimpewnry, . This same paper also Is ea sufied in writing down tko Ministry, and eon tend mat :e 'af.wWo-vf imiliotxl, tkexve cut Governor of India, is the only man' capa ble of filling the position of Miuisler-of-W a'. The Queen In 'I written an autograph telle! sympathizing with the wounded soldiers. . lu Fiance the subscriptions to a pew loaa opened on the 2d inst., and a good business was done, snd considerobis smouiiU were ta ken by English capitalists. Tut French Kaltic Seet has been ordered to, re-assemble at Ureal and Chuborg. , The accounts from ti e industrial districts ia Fiance were very favorable. The demand for room in the Crystal Paiavc was so great lbt. an additional gallery had to be built. , Ihe spanii-h Government is said lo lnos boldly on the Engh pv,ioal to enlist foreign, soldiers fur the w. A draft of a treaty with the United Stake, had been presented to the Federal Council of Switzerland, and ratification requested. Private dispatches from Berne, of the1 87th, savs the Hritish CliaigeV Affairs had address ed an ofBoial demand to the Federal Cooneila for permission to enlist Swiss. It is said tha council refused lo grant pumission, ' slating that Switzerland would niaintuin absolute neu trality. ' '' It is thought doubtful thst Austria hsd ce iled her railroads to Prenob capitalists for 200,OUO,OOOf, but it is now confirmed, and tbt contract wa concluded on His 1st. The Uavariaq army has been placed on a, war footing. ' 1 ' The Prussian government had issued a no-, tice prohibiting Prussians from enlisting l&i foreign service. . i :i . A labor riot hsd broken out (t Carerra, 4 Italy, and the ciiy and palace were in a sta'.a. of siege, and all the arms were in the hainl of the rioters, who were ordered 10 give tun Up. - - .. .. A Russian Imperial manifesto was publish-, ed on the 25th, calling upon the nation to maka. eve.y sscrifice fcr tha war. ; An 'ed-'itional, revenue will be raited on silt snd tobaoco.-rr The export of furs through Polsnd is forbidden, Owing to the riots in Italy, the meairea were ordered to be closed, and all publio as semblies were prohibited. , . Among the jussengera by the Lensa- bi Bishop O' Conner and Aronuisuop Kei4Uclav - ' i' 1 r. -:i Prospect of a Volcano in Arkansan. The Fort Smith, lArksnsas) Harsld of the, 16th says ; '-. " "We learn frqm gentlemsn iqfSfifltteounlJ that a mountain, about five miles from Wt dron, has exploded three limes during the lost week. The explosions weie very JoujJ andj terrific, causing the esrlh to quake, throwing, up stones snd earth, and filling tha atmosphere, with clouds of dust and smoke- report of one of the explosions was heard iq the vi cinity of thisiown few mornings since distance of forty-five mjles. The earth on the, mountain had sunk to, a considerable depth. The people jn the ficjnity are very much, alarmed. These are tha facta aa far as- wt are able to learp, but we hope to be mora fully and particularly- ia a few. days, t What does it mesne ' Are we to. have a volcano ism our State, belching forth fire and smuke, and hurling red-hot stones into the stmospbere, snd filling the valleys around us with, melted) lavat". , . ' . .,., ; ., . . Cuba—Soule's Resignation. The New York Time has from a Washing ton correspondent what vu th causa of Sir, Soule's resignation. Re sajfs: .-. "The resignation ' of lin Soul ti said to, have been tendered because of s,yery decided change in 'the tone or his instructions.- Tba story is, that vbep fie went to Madrid his instructions were decidedly warlike. This led him to assume an attitude which, his. recent and greatly modified instruction rrftr dered rather awkward and disagreeable) aad so, finding the purchase of Cuba out of tba questjoa (ot tba psesent, it resigned.