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Z. SJLGAH, Editor
x'ivEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 1355.
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At the Anmml Session of the Slate Council,
held in Cleveland, June 5lh, 1855, the follow
. ine Platform of Principles as expressive of the
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sentiment ot meuruerin mis oiaie, wu injur
ed mul ordered to be published to the world
over the signatures of its officers :
We proclaim to the world the following
' I. The unlimited freedom of Religion dis
roniipctod with politics hostility to ecclesias
' ' tical influences upon the affairs of government
equality of rights o all ualuralized Emi
grants who are thoroughly Americanized, and
owe no temporal allegiance, by reason of their
religion higher than that to the Constitution.
11. No interference with the rights of citi
zenship alesidy acquired by Foreigners, and
kn protection of law to all who nonesuy enu
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grate Iroui love oi iineny ; u
foreign pauper and felons,
but the exclusion of!
foreign pauper and felons, and a relusal to
extend the right of suffrage to all who come
hereafter until they shall have resided 21 years
in the United Slates and complied with the
naturalization Laws.
III. Opposition to nil political organizations
composed "exclusively of Foreigners, and to
Fori ign Military Companies, and to all attempts
to exclude the Bible from Schools supported by
the irovernruent."
IV. Slavery is local not national : we op
pose its extension in any of our territories, and
the increase of its political power by the ad
mission into the Union of any Slave Stale, or
otherwise ; and we demand of the General Gov
ernment an immediate redress of the great
wrongs which have been inflicted upon the
caue of Freedom and the American diameter
by t'hu repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and
the introduction of Slavery into Kansas in vio
lation of law, by the force of arms, and the de
struction of the elective franchise.
V. In humble imitation of the wisdom of
Washington, we oppose all intervention in the
affairs of Foreign biates ; yet on all proper oc
easion, we will not withhold our sympathy
from any people aspiring to be free.
VI. We support American Industry, and ge
nius against tiie adverse policy of Foreign na
tions and facilities lo internal and external
commerce by the improvement of rivers and
harbors and the construction of national roads
uniting the various sections of the Union.
VII. The Union of these States should be
made perpetual by a faithful allegiance to the
VIII. In State policy we zealously advocate
Retrenchment and Reform a modification of
the present opressive system of Taxation and
a liberal system of Public Schools.
THOS. SPOON ER, President,
Jons E. Rkeb, Secretary.
Notwithstanding the vociferous boast
ing of the Sag Nicht gentry of the coun
try over the temporary triumph of the
slaveocracy in one or two of the States,
there is nothing iu them that should tend
to dishearten the true friend of Freedom
and the advocate of our constitutional
In Pennsylvania, the Republicans were
beaten by a division among themselves.
Tho strength was there. They had the
power to beat down the slave democracy
by a majority of tens of thousands. Why
was it not done ? Simply for want of
union and harmony of action upon the
part of the opposition. Thi? attempt lo
withdraw the Know Nothing and Repub
lican nominees for Canal Commissioner,
from the track, and unite upon a third can
didate (Nicholson) resulted unfavorably.
The arrangement was only entered into a
few days before the election ; and that so
lamely, that many of the friends of the
withdrawn candidates denied the authen
ticity of the proceedings, and persisted,
until too late lo remedy the evil in push
ing the claims of their respective favorites.
This stale of things, as a matter of course,
was discouraging to the Republicans
throughout the State; and not only deter
red many from voting at all, but rendered
very many who did vote, indifferent as to
the result. In the meantime, the friends
of the administration were untiring in
their exertions and unscrupulous in their
efforts to widen the breach, tho only hope
! of their success. They knew that the
masses of the people vere heartily op
posed to tlieir principles that a large ma
jority of the voters had a mind and an
intelligence of their own, which needed
only wise and efficient counsel to have
caused a concentration of effort against
the slaveocracy with overwhelming effect.
The Republican organization was, unfor
tunately, left at loose etuis ; and hence,
the temporary triumph of the slaveocracy.
Fighting at the Nineteeth Ward Polls,
Six Persons Shot. m
Tho Baltimore Clipper has the follow
ing particulars of tho riot of Thursday :
"In relating the disgraceful proceedings
that transpired iu the neighborhood of the
nineteenth ward polls yesterday, we will,
(as we have universally endeavored,) pre
sent an impartial and true statement. Up
on the opening of tho polls in the morn
ing, there wad a large number of the
members of the American party present
who very naturally used their exertions
lo further the success of their ticket, but
by no unduo course or lawless act. All
entitled to vote came tnd went unmolest
ed, and the kindliest feelings were ex
hibited, except by thosa of the foreign
party, who, after finding that they could
not have things exactly as they wished,
started off for reinforcements. Some of
them appeared in the Sheriff's office and
importuned the Sheriff to deputise them
as a special posse of police, to rally and
drive the American residents from the
polls or arrest them for daring to inter
fero in the politics of the day. A modest
request, truly but it was not granted.
Others went to the New Market engine
house and other places, and after raising
a crowd returned to the polls, where, by
bullying, they thought to make the Ameri
cans vamoose, but they were disappoin-
ted. They turned on them and drove
them away, and -in their retreat 6oyera!
were heard to say, 'never mind, we will
return again and take tho polls.'
Accordingly about three o'clock, acoiv
gregation comprising about one Hundred
anti-American bullies from different sec
tions of the city, were seen nearing the
polls, and the Americans started and in
tercepted them at tho comer of Fremont
and Saratoga streets, where pistols were
fired, bricks thrown, the enemy routed
and chased along Saratoga street some
distance. The police ran to quiet tho
disturbance, and in coming out of a cross
A Hard Road to Travel.
' The leaders of the Pierced Democracy
in Ohio, are making desperate efforts to
rally their scattered forces for another
fight in 1856. It is amusing to witness
their painful efforts to convince, one anoth
er, that their days are not numbered in
the Buckeye State. They twist the re
sult of the late election into every possi
ble manner, in order to find something to
cheer their sinking hearts.
They select the majority of Chase,
which is smaller by one-half than that of
any other candidate on the Republican
State Ticket, in consequence of there be
ing a third candidate in the field, compare
it with the vote of Judge Swan in 18V1,
and then astonish their readers with a I
'tremendous Democratic gain."
JVb pity them, when they are compell
ed to resort lo such bop.ibast; to sustain a
sinking cause.
If they will look at the majorities of
the remainder of the ticket, (which aver
age about 40,000) it will throw a little
more light upon the subject and enable
them to form a better estimate of the rel
ative strength of the parties in this State.
In other Stales where the Slave-democra-cy
has triumphed, they have totally ignor
ed the fundamental principles of their
party, fused with Rum, Whiggery, Sla
very, Foreignism, Catholicism, and every
- other ism which they could bamboozle
into their' ranks; and by these means
have, secured a partial victory.
But for the especial benefit of those
democrats who will be compelled to
' spend the coming year upon the "arid
shores of Salt River," we assure them
that if they can manage to amuse them
selves until after the coming Presidential
election, we will send them plenty more
of the fame kind to keep them company.
Immediately after the election in 1856 the
last remnant of the Democracy will take
iip its line of march for that famous clime,
chanting in a doleful strain, the following
lines of an ancient bard :
Now lo the shore? we bend, a mournful train,
Climb the tall lark, and launch itto the main,
At ones' the mast we rear, at once unbind
Tb pacious sheet, end stretch it to the wind:
Then pale and pensive stand, villi cares op-
pressed, , ,
And solemn horror saddens every breast
Aud 'those defunct spirits who have
gone before, shall welcome" to their
. ( "Dusky coasts ,
Thin, airy hoal of (Democratic) ghosts
: ' -
Kick Him Aoain. The Daily Herald
of the 29th, contains another choice spe-,
ennui of "Editorial slang." If it affords
Mr. Allison any gratification to reiterate
the falsehoods of the Union, lie is wel
come to it. We will not descend to quar
rel with a man, who blackguarded a wo
man, until she put a stop to it by threat
cuing to row-hide him.
Under all the discouraging circumstances
alluded lo, the slaveocracy have only car
ried the State by about 11,000 of a ma
jority over Nicholson, while large num
bers of votes were cast for Williamson
and other Republicans for the same office;
the aggregate of the Republican vote ex
ceeding that cast for the successful can
didate. And yet the advocates of the
slave system proclaim it a Nebraska tri
umph, and count upon Pennsylvania to
take sides with the south and slavery at
the ereat contest to come off in 1856.
Their hopes are groundless their expec
tations delusive.
The result in Indiana can be traced to
causes that will exert but little or no in
fluence at the Presidential election. The
conflict turned, principally, upon the Li
quor question. The Prohibitory Liquor
Law which was passed by a Republican
Legislature, was looked upon as too rig
id and stringent in some of its provisions;
but whether so or not, a hue and cry was
got up in opposition to it, which secured
a temporary triumph of the slaveocracy.
The great question of the day was scarce
ly alluded to, and, by the friends of. the
administration, was scouted out of the
Our readers already know that Gener
al Whitfield, the candidate of the Missou-
rians, as delegate from Kansas, to repre
sent their interests, was elected Monday,
October 1st. The Free State settlers,
not recognizing the validity of the election,
refused lo vole ; but some Pro-Slavery
men voted for Reeder, to make it appear
that the election was really contested.
The following letter, dated October 3d,
from Kansas, which appeared in the St.
Louis Intelligencer of October 12th, shows
who were the voters, and how the result
was accomplished. Surely the fraud is
becoming so palpable, that every South
ern man, not devoid of all sense of right,
must be revolted. Bear in mind, the evi
dence is furnished by a Slave State paper:
Kansas, Oct. 3, 1855.
"You are aware that Monday last was
the day of election fixed by the Legisla
ture, at which the friends of Whitfield vo
ted, and that Tuesday October 9th, is the
day fixed by the people's proclamation,
and at which the Free State men will
vote, besides, in all probability,, some of
the Pro-Slavery men as the polls are open
to all, and delegates are to be elected on
the same day to the Constitutional Con
vention. "A large number of voters from the
speech, which was most cordially receiv
ed. Speeches were then' made by Gov.
Gardner, Mayor Smith, Governor Hop
pin, Hon. Edward Everett, John A.
King, and many others. The whole af-
bnlliant ever
The exhibi
tion closed Willi tnree grand trotting
New York, October 29. The steam
ship Ariel, arrived fast evening, from
Havre. She brines the second edition of fair was one of the most
the London Times, of October 13th. witnessed in this country.
There have been no new movements in
the Crimea.
It is known that the Allied fleet before
Odessa, had on board 10,000 French
A rumor prevailed in London, that a
popular outbreak had occurred in Sicily.
The cholera is prevalent at Rome and
English gun boats left the Baltic on
their way Heme.
New York, October 29. The steam
ship St. Louis sailed at noon for Havre.
She take3 out nearly all the passengers
that started in the Union and about 40,000
additional specie.
. Gov. Clark issued a proclamation fix
ing the 29th of. November as a day of
thanksgiving in the State of New York,
The steamship Philadelphia arrived to
day from Havana with dates to tlte 22d.
Mr. Morales, a citizen of New York
who was recently sentenced to death for
having seditious documents in his posses'
sion, had his sentence commuted to eight
adjoining counties of Missouri came over years on the chain gang,
en Monday, as usual, and voted. This The public health of Havana good.
New York, October 27. The Ariel
arrived this afternoon from Havre. Her
news has been anticipated by the Africa.
The Evening Post says it was rumored
in London on the day before the Africa
sailed that the sixth wire cable which was
being laid across the Mediterranean from
France to Algeirs, was cut and abandon
ed in a gale of wind under circumstances
very similar to those which interrupted
the operations of the New Foundland
company last summer. It was insured
for about $300,000 in London.
The total number of deaths in this city
last week was 361 :. an increase of 20 on
the preceding week.
The trial of Michael Gorm for the mur
der of Charles Johnston, in Brooklyn
last June, was concluded to-day, The
jury found the prisoner guilty of. murder
in the first degree. Judge Dean senten
ced him to be hung on Friday, the 21sj
of December next.
was done with the more ease, lhat the
Free Slate parly did not participate in the
election at all.
"Some few parlies from Missouri pen
etrated as far into the Territory as Le
compton, and report says voted at Law
rence and Franklin as they came back.
But the principal foreign vote was cast Northern Indiana Railroad company ; 3's
along the river and near to the Slate, es- 0n the Exchange bank of Alexandria, D. ry good one for an English Audience, for
neciallv at Wyandott, Delaware,, Leaven- C., and others. Every appliance to coun- in England we have learnt to look back
if i - -
worth, Atchison and Shawnee Church. terfeiiing was also discovered.
We anticipate a large foreign vote along
Business active.
James L. Breese was arrested to-day,
at his residence on Christie street, and
about 10,000 counterfeit bills were found
in his possession, also a quantity of plates,
Among the bills were 10's and 5's on the
bank at Jacksonville. Florida ; 2's of
Cincinnati, October 29. Flour quiet,
no sales reported ; imports since Satur
day, 2,177 bbls; grain nothing doing;
whiskey, no sales, market nominal ; gro
ceries unchanged and in moderate demand.
ICMr. Thackeray will sail for New
York on Saturday, the 13th of October, to
commence his new course of lectures on
the Four Georges. The subject is a ve-
Important from Japan.
The schooner C. E. Foote, Capt.
Worth, arrived at San Francisco on the
17th ult., from Japan, by the way of the
Ladrose Islands.
The news is late, and of considerable
importance to those who have beencalcu
latingon a large trade with Japan. ' The
Imperial Governor of Simonda has issued
a proclamation, which denies the right of
Americans to live in Japan, except in cas
es of shipwreck of distress. None of
the passengers of tjie Foote were permit-
ted to land and live on shore at Hakoda
di. ' "
The news is important in thiee other
points of view:
1st. The French were negotiating a
treaty with the Japanese, at Naugasaki.
2d. The English treaty had not been
ratified, though it was in possession of
Admr'l Stirling,(who intended to exchange
it, after having finished the little work hff
had on hand at the north.
3d. Admiral Pontiatine, the Minister
Plenipotentiary on the part of Russia,
had just concluded a treaty with Japan.
The whale ships reports unusual success.
JCTAs the Salt River question, now,
is of some interest to politicians, we give
the following brief description of it, writ
ten by Bayard Taylor.
Rowed bp Salt River. Salt River,
where it debouches into the Ohio River,
is not more than fifty or sixty yards in
breadth, but very deep. It is never ford
able., even in the dryest seasons; and, be
ing navigable for fourteen miles above its
mouth, has not been bridged at that point
Wedescended its steep end difficult banks,
embarked our carriages upon a flat ferry
boat, and were conveyed across.
The view, looking up the river; was
very beautiful. Tall elms and sycamores
street, rrot between the combatants. The
, D-
Americans upon seeing iheni come, de
sisted in further pursuit, and most of them
returned to the polls, but the anti-American
crowd turned on them, having re
loaded their pistols and fired. George
Konig, a notorious Fell's Point rowdy,
discharged six loads of a revolver at one
! of the police, without striking him. He,
however, received a shot in the small of
his back, and the ball passing through
lodged in his stomach near the groin. He
fell, and was taken to the western district
station house, after which he was convey
ed to his residence. His condition is a
very dangerous one. It is thought he
cannot recover.
A colored woman, living in arch street,
near Lexington, was shot in the face
the ball striking her jaw bone was stop
ped thereby, doing her no further injury.
It was extracted by a physician. She
states that she saw the person lhat shot
her, and that he aimed his pistol at officer
Collins. Officer Saville was three times
shot at by Franklin Naff, ne fired once
at Naff, but missed him.
During the commencement of the riot
a man named John German was shot in
the Osage and at Fort Scott, but as yet
have not heard. The election, so far as
heard from, passed off very quietly, and
without any manifestation of violence or
intimidation. Report gives the following
returns :
Wyandott 212
Delaware 300
Leavenworth 250
Kickapoo 75
Atchison 135
Doniphan 35
Shawnee Ch'ch 180
Franklin 00
Lawrence 42
Lecompton 55
Total, so far 1,874
All for Whitfield, of course, (as the other
party did not participate,) except a few
votes at some of the polls, cast by the
Pro-Slavery men themselves, for Gover
nor Reeder, to make it look like a contest.
At Leavenworth, I have heard the foreign
vote estimated variously from oU to 125.
It came piivately and in small numbers,
rather seeking concealment. At Dela
ware, six miles below, the vote is said to
be nearly all foreign ; crowds lined the
share on either side, and the Woods on
ihe Missouri shore were filled with hors
es and wagons. A ferry-boat plied back
and forward to the election. At Wyan
dott, probably 150 to 200 foreign voles
were polled, among whom were some of
the residents of the town.
Washington, October 29. It is slated
on reliable authority, from advices by the
Africa, that Mr. Buchanan has probably
left London for Paris. He will visit Ita
ly before returning home.
A circular letter from the Government
Denmark, relative to the settlement of the
Sound Dues question, has been received
by the Government.
Th" President has entirely recovered
fron. ''is recent attack of chills and fever,
The Court of Claims to-day, admitted
the testimony taken in the case of Isaac
Swain, thus deciding that Governmen
stores are not subject to impost duties,
and the Government liable for injuries
sustained by citizens, in consequence of
the improper conduct of its agent. The
argument in the Florida cases was contin
with very philisophic loyalty to the First clothed the banks, dropping their boughs
Gentleman of Europe and his gracious a'nost t0 the waters, and forming a vista
ancestors, but the Americans remember K fl'agB though which the stream curv-
them with something fiercer than con
tempt ; and third one of the name is no
more of a god in tho New world than ho
is in the pages of Wilkes end Junius.
Then, again, the good folks of that coun
try are not always swift and sure in their
appreciation of such delicate irony as Mr.
Thackeray delights iu; we all remember
how the Democratic journals across the
waters blazed up at an imaginary slight
thrown upon Washington in an early num
ber of 'The Newcomes ;' and how the sa
tirist was compelled to explain his own
want of seriousness ; and how the fact
was ultimately got into Jonathan's head
by means of what Sydney Smith called a
surgical operation. America evidently
feels afraid or perhaps we should say,
feels uncertain of the squibs and crack
ers of the creator of Rabecca Sharp.
We shall see if they have any cause, On
cd out of sight between wooden hills. I
longed to be rowed up it,
While on the spot I took occasion to in
quire the derivation of the slang political
phrase, ''Rowed up Salt River," and suc
ceeded in discovering it. Formerly, there
were extensivo salt works on the river, a
short distance from its mouth.
The laborers employed in thein were a
set of athletic, belligerent fellows, who
soon became noted, far and wide, for their
achievements in the pugilistic line; Hence
it become a common thing among the
boatmen on the Ohio, when one of their
number was refractory, lo say to him,
"We'll row you up Salt River," where,
of course, the bully salt men would have
the handling of him. By a natural figure
of speech, the expression was applied to
political candidates, first, I believe; in the
Presidential campaign of 1840. Bayard
contest. If they had been held to the j j 0(r) aj a young man named John
true issues, as the locofocos were held in Clark, (not of the Peail street House,)
Ohio, the result would have been differ- was 8i,0t through the fleshy part of one
ent. The Electoral vote of the State ol 0f i,ja thighs. We learn also that a Ger
Indiana is as safe for the Republican can- man named Pearce, was shot through the
didate for the Presidency as the vote of j back, and is believed to be dangerously
Ohio herself. j injured, and that Alexander Rutherfork
The election in Maine, also, turned up-1 W!13 sh0t through one of his boots, the
on the Liquor question, and secured for: lacerating the flesh upon the side of
the democracy there, a doubtful triumph, j tuc r00i
Seven-tenths of all the voters in Maine gev. rai Germans atlcmpted to vote illc-
would, at this day, 'ith the slave qes- Laijy during the day, and were arrested.
"At Lawrence, a small party voted who broken out afresh in Montgomery, Ala-
came down from Lecompton, on their bama..
New York, October 27. The corres
pondent of the Tribune at Truxillo. Hon
duras. states that several severe shocks of the 1 llursUay previous to Mr. 1 hackeray
departure, a body of his literary friends
propose to invite him to a farewell dinner.
He will carry across the Atlantic our
best wishes for his success. Will he re
pay us-and gratify the public-with a
A despatch from Washington in the genial and candid account oi tne state anu the mighty channel thrpugh the playlul
Tribune states that the yellow fever has prospects ot American society-tnat soeie- murmenngof the little brook, and the wil-
an earthquake were felt at that place, com
mencing September 25th. There were
twenty-seven distinct shocks, within for
ty hours. Every brick building in tho
town was more or less injured.
Beautiful Illustrations of Life.
Bishop Heber, upon departing from I n
dia, said in his farewell sermon :
'Life bears us on like'the stream of a
mighty river. Our boat at first goes down
lion fairly presented bofore them, vote up
on the side of Freedom.
These States are now merely regulat
ing their municipal affairs. Next year,
I they will speak in thunder tones, their
I sentiments upon the treachery and dupli
city of the National Administration.
New York is preparing for the conflict.
The different elements of the Republican
party are rapidly concentrating their for
ces. There is universal joy among the
friends of freedom, in view of the glori
ous prospects ahead in the Empire State.
The consummation, so devoutly to be
wished, will bo realized the redemption
of that great State from tho hands of tU
spoilers. The Republican triumph may
be set down in New York as a hxed lact.
There can bo no question as to the result.
Ohio will give her hundred thousand Re
miblican maiorilv, and New York will
j - a 0 .
not be far behind her in the race.
There is everything to encourage and
nothing to dishearten the friends of Free
dom in the coming contest. One more
pull and the day is ours. Buckeye Slate.
Great Ejectment Suit. The New
York Courier f tales that the owners ot
property in the Ninth and Fifteenth Wards
of that city, have recently been thrown
into great commotion by reason of the
nervine unou them of a declaration of
ejectment, from the Circuit Court of the
United Slates, based upon tho claims of
two females, a Mrs. Brown and Rebecca
Rowland, to thirty acres of land, in the
vicinity of Fiftli avenue, Bedfort, Mor
ton. Carmine, and other streets. I his
rii im it says must be very ancient and
doubtful to have escaped Hie attention ol
searchers of titles for many years past
and it understands it to be the intention of
the defendants jn this case to call a pub
lic meeting of those interested, employ
counsel, nd proiect their lights to the
last extremity,
One of them, named F. Gammons, upon
coming to the polls and on being asked if
he was willing to swear that the papers
he presented were his own, drew a bowie
knife about eighteen inches long, and
swinging it about his head, declared he
would make sad havoc of any one who
dared to dispute his vote.
The police exhibited a degree of bra
very rarely witnessed in their efforts to
quell the riot, and are deserving of the
highest meed of praise from our order
loving citizens.
A Good Illustration. The follow
ing graphic illustration of the relation of
President Pierce to his cabinet is from the
New York Evening Post :
'There is no member of Mr. Tierce's
cabinet who is not a man of much stron
ger character than himself. The polili
cal views of Jefferson Davis are odious in
this quarter, but he is a man ot decision
and energy, dishing, tho Attorney Gen
eial, is a man of very pliant politics but
his pliancy is the effect of interest and
ambition, not of weakness. Marcy, able
as he is, is often timid, but it would be
absurd to call him weak. The President,
nmidst his heads of Departments and oth
er counsellors, is a batch of dough under
the knuckles of a dozen bakers" While
they are kneading and rolling him about,
burying their arms elbow deep in the yiel
ding mass, they keep up a perpetual buzz
of compliments to his iron firmness and
'stern integrity. ' '
Deputy U. S. Marshal Horton on the
17th inst. seized the ship Maury, on sua
picion that she was ongaged in the service
of Russia, and had on board articles con
traband of war. Cannon, powder, balls
and muskets were found on board. Of
course the ship was nol allowed to proceed
on her vyago.
way home ; but the mass of the Pro-Slavery
men residing in the district did not
and would not vole, as most of them re
pudiate the laws of the Legislature as
strongly as the Free State men do."
The claim of Whitfield to a seat in the
House will be an affront to the People's
The election appointed by the People
of Kansas took place on the 9th, but the
telegraph has been in no hurry lo com
municate the result. Our faithful corres
pondent in to-day's Era furnishes a few
items of interest. The following is all.
the information we have from the tele
graph :
"St. Louis, Oct. 20. Returns of tho
Congressional election of the 2d of Octo
ber, from all the counties in Kansas, give
Whitfield, Pro-Slavery, 2,504 votes and
Reeder 30.
Phe election on the 9th of October
passed off quietly. In Leavenworth city,
Reeder got 530, and in Lawrence bity,
325. These two precincts gave Reeder
more Uiau twice tiiu nuuiuei or voiea iney
gave to Whitfield at the election of the 2d
of October.
"Sr. Louis, Oct. 22. The Kansas
correspondent of the Missouri Democrat
has returns from twenty-two precincts,
giving Reeder, for Congress, 1,935 votes;
29 precincts are to hear from, and it is
thought the vote' will exceed 3,000.
None but actual residents for thirty days
were permitted to vote. The Free Soil
ers are getting up documents to contest
Whitfield's seat, showing that he has ma
ny more votes in several places than there
were legal voters.
Delegates to a Constitutional Conven-
ly so interesting to our pride and our aff
ections 1-London Athenaeum.
Yankee Powder in the Crimea.
The N, Y. Times says :
'Now that the transaction is of the past,
and Sebasfopol has fallen, by the combin
ed means of French and English valor,
and Yankee powder, we presume we vi
olate no confidence in stating, from well
authenticated rumor, that two or three
thousand tons of American made powder,
from the'most approved mills of Delaware
and Connecticut, have been shipped from
this port io the order of British official
ao-ents, to the Crimea. The Russian
government may be somewhat surprised
at the magnitude of the supply, but will
scarcely make it the ground of diplomat
ic remonstrance, knowing that partial
Washington, Oct. 27. The Union of shipments of the same sort wero made to
this morning publishes a letter from John Antwerp or Hamburg, to be sent overland,
The steamship Hermann, from Bre
men, arrived at JO o'clock. She brings
nearly three hundred passengers among
them Willhun Thompson, bearer of des
patches from the American Legation at
London; Baron Von Geroldt, Russian
Minister to the U. S.; II. B. Spencer,
Belgian Charge to tho United States.
Gorham, N. II., October 27th. Dr,
B. L. Bald started from the Ledge on
Thursday morning with a view lo ascend
Ml. Washington, and probably perished,
as nothing has been heard of him since.
Parties commenced searching for him yes
terday, but had not found him up lo two
o'clock this morning.
Van Buren in reply to its strictures on
his speech at Oswego. lie predicts that
the New York Soft Shell ticket will be
elected by 50,000 plurality, and asks the
Union whether it desires to see that tick
et elected or dcleated Tho Union ro
plies, lhat in view of Mr. Van Buren s
declaration that all the candidates on that
ticket were openly and warmly the advo
cates of Martin Van Buren in 1848, it is
therefore a matter of indifference, so far
as the interest of the democratic parly is
concerned, whether the ticket succeeds or
Boston, October 20. The Whigs of
Suffolk-county held a ratification meeting
in Faneuil Hall last evening. Between
two and three thousand were present
Hon. Peleg W. Chandler presided, and
speeches were made by him and Hon. J
T. Stenbenson and others. The Know
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through Germany, for Russian use
In addition to the above we may slate
that the bark J. II. Duvall sailed from
this port on Wednesday with 400 barrels
rum, 200 barrels flour, 5,050 kegs gun-
powdor, &o.. probably desiinnd to linnsd
in the war iu the East. The bark is bound
for Smyrna. Boston Journal.
The English people seem to be much
irritated beeause France is reaping the
principle partof the glory in tho present
war, because "while the English army
failed in its attack on the Redan, the
French took the Malakoff. The Times
is now assaulting Gen. Simpson as it
formerly did Lord Raglan. One writer
speaks of it as an unprecedented even
that British soldiers were obliged to tly
several limes from tho Redan
an occurrence somewhat similar took place
at Bunker Hill. Newark Mercury.
lows upon, its glassy borJcrs. The trees
shed their blossoms over young heads,
the flowers of the brink seem to offer them
selves to young hands; we are happy in
hope, and we grasp eagerly at' the beau
ties around us ; but the stream hurries on,
and still our hands are empty. Our
course in youth and in manhood is along
a wider, deeper flood, amid objects more
striking and magnificent. We are ani
mated by the moving picture of enjoy
ment and industry passing us ; we are ex
cited by our short lived enjoyments. The
stream bears us on, and joys and griefs
are left behind us. We may be ship
wrecked, but we cannot be delayed for
rough or smooth, the river hastens to
wards its home, till the roar of the ocean
is in our ears, and the waves beneath our
feet, and the floods are lifted up around
us. and we take our leave of earth and its
inhabitants, until of our further voyage
there is no witness save the Infinite and
.... ii i i i.
i.n tr, frame a State Nothings also nau a large ugui p.
nnnstUntinn. and ,nnW for admission in- cession. They paraueu ine sueets wu
to the Union. Ex-Governor Reeder will hands oi music, uai.spu.t-.,,..,
ua tho bonrnr of nniltion to Washing- and fireworks.
. The Agricultural Exhibition continues
A telegraphic rumor that Cov. Reeder the great object of interest, 50 000 persons
a i
had been killed produced a good deal of
excitement, but it is scarcely creuioie.
It is quite possible that he may have had
a rencontre with some of his revilers.
ICpThe supply of quinine (for fever
and ague) is exhausted in three of the
pritioipal towns on tho Wabash, in Indi
ana, Terre Haute ran short first and then
made a run onVincinnes; and exhausted,
the stock there. Vincennes drew on Ev
ansville; and cleared that city out. The
Indiana State Jour nal says : 'From every
quarler"of the State we hear the groaning
of back-aching and side-racked patients. ,
We have received Galveston dates of
the 14th instant. Capt. Callahan, of the
Texas Rangers, had, had a battle with a
a party of 700 Mexicans and Indians,
Four Texans and forty of the enemy were
We think killed, when the latter retreated. Capt.
Callahan has called on Texas for assis
tance to exterminate the Indians, who
threaten to kill every while man they en
counter, Captain C. was expecting anoth
er attack.
ICHIope writes out the poetry of a
boy but memory that of man. '
it .
being present. The proceedings oi ine
forenoon wero not varied from those of
yesterday. At two o'clock a grand pro
cession formed at the Piesidcnt's marquee,
and proceeded to the Vg tents, beneath
which a dinnef for 2,000 was provided.
Every scat was filled- After dinner Pres
ident Wilder made a brief and cloqueut
Newspapers in Great Britain and
America. Thirty millions of people in
Great Britain only purchase and read
ninety millions of newspapers in a year, rrTho Cincinnati Times of Satur-
whilethe twenty-five of the United States (ay morrijngf contains a paragraph to. the
require over four hundred millions. effect l)iat on 3J 0f October, a "nura-
..w. Lmin nn. Cmm ber of persons of that city, plainly saw a
' . b . -L.it . .L .vbiiri. hv n class, was
ni.:- A nin.h na.l Kirpn AfTtr I ah OK 1 UBIIUOII III Ho .'"? .
, .11,11 i n I dipcovareu to be
American ooaia nau auarivcu anu signany
defeated a large fleet of Chinese Pirates.
The American "(Tieer an I men belonging
lo the l'owhaiau behaved in the most gal
lant manner.
i PPl fTV
a wrecK. ine nines
infers that it may be the balloon of the
missing ucronaut, who ascended trom irr
walk',' 0., oh the 2d instant, and has hot
since been heard ot It may be. a clue to.
his sad fate. i - I . Ii

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