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Z. EAQAIf, Editor WEDNESDAY, D3J. 5, IS55. THE TRUE AMERICAN The Thus Ajikmcas is published every WeJiKwttay, in Steiibenville, Jefferson county, Ofcio, nud edited by Z. Raoas, on Die following term: . . n Oue venr. invariably in mWftnfe, $2,UQ "TERMS OF ADVERTISING. One iiquare 13 lines or less. 3 week or lew $1 ,00 Every subsequent insertion, 25 One square three months' 2,50 One square six months, 5,00 Oim square one year 8.00 One fourth column per year 15,00 One third column per year 20,00 Oue half column per year, 30,00 Ouo column per year, 50,00 Professional and business cards per year, 5,00 When there is no contract miulen iind thenum bcrof insertions is not marked on the cards or advertisements at the time they are handed in for publication, they will be con'inued in until they are ordered out, and charged by the square THE AMERICAN PARTY OF OHIO At the Annual Session of the Slate Council, held in Cleveland. June 5th, 1855, the follow- in Platform of Principles as expressive of the senlimcntoi ineuiaerin vims ouiie, s uuujib ed and ordered to be published to the word, over the signatures of its officers : We proclaim to the world the following, PRINCIPLES OF THE AMERICAN PARTY OF OHIO. I. The unlimited freedom of Reliaion dis connected with politics hostility to ecclesias tical influences upon the affairs of government -equality of rights o all naturalized bmi i;raul84vho are thoroughly Americanized, -and owe no temporal allegiance, by reason of their religion higher than that to the Constitution. II. No interference with the rights of citi zenship nlt-ndy acquired by Foreigners, and the protection of law to all who honestly emi grate from love of liberty ; but Uie exclusion of foreign paupers and felon?, and a refusal to extend the right of suffrage to all who come hereafter until they shall have resided 21 years in the United States and complied with the naturalization Laws. III. Opposition to all political organizations composed "exclusively of Foreigners, and to Foreign Military Companies, mid to all attempts to exclude the Bible from Schools supported by tile-government." IV. Slavery is local not national : we op )we its extension in any of our territories, and the increase of its political power by the ad mission into the Union of any Slave State or otherwise ; and we demand of the General Gov ernment an immediate redress of the great wrongs which have been inflicted upon the cause of Freedom and the American character by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the introduction of Slavery into Kansas in vio lation of law, by the force of arms, and tbede Hiruction of the elective franchisp. V. In humble imitation of the wisdom of Washington, we oppose all intervention in the affairs of Foreign States ; yet on all proper oc casion, wc will not withhold our sympathy from any people aspiring to be free. . VI. We support American Industry and ge nius again.it the adverse policy of Foreign tin- i lions and facilities lo internal and external ; tion 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 mado perpetual by a faithful allegiance to the Constitution. VIII. In State policy V zealously advocate Retrenchment and Reform a modification of the present oprcssive system of Taxation and a liberal system of Public Schools. TH03. SPOOXEIt, President, Joux E. Rkes, Secretary. perfect rascality in'that memorable Con" vention ; good old Columbiana did give to Stuart ten of ihe'townships out of the eighteen. Was this 4'sham or true de mocracy? Is it not true that the infa- rnous 'Wilson of Sdem and the equally contemptable De-Pugh of Duller, were in structed to vote for us, and in direct vio- lation'of their positive instructions, voted for Stuart who had notrereived the vote of one solitary man in the primary meet ings of the townships they misrepresen ted in that convention ? And is it not al so true that Mr. Gill of the patriot was a very active agent in inducing these un principled men, thus to disgrace the de mocracy of old Columbiana county T Many honorable and high minded demo crats of your county.friend Gill, became so disgusted with that move upon the part of the "Lisbon Clique," that they never after had confidence in the parly, and have ultimately left the "Sham de mocracy," throwing the 'bogus concern' greatly in the minority, and thus depriving you and your friends, of many a good slice from the county loaf. Il seems hard, Br. Gill, but you will have to try,and stand it. Tho" following proposition is somewhere stated in an old book which we once read. "Whatsoev er meet ye measure, it shall be measured unto'you again." JCpTheCircularoftbe M'Neely Nor mal Schools, which has just been laid on our table, has reminded us of the fact, that, of the thirteen or fourteen thousand teachers in this State, a very small pro portion have anything beyond mere schol arship as a qualification for Teaching. While the State pays $1,684,094,36 annually for the education of her 819,408 youth. She has not paid one cent to ward furnishing the main; spring, the living principle of this vast and costly fa bric a Teacher. Since it is admitted that ihere is nojneasurc of comparison betwecn'the common teacher and the trained proficient, who, under skillful masters and actual exercise is prepared to enter the School room, informed, replete, nominating candidates for President and Vice President ; that the Democratic and Anti-Know Nothing members of the Leg islature, together with such other mem' bers of the parly as may be chosen to at tend from their respective counties, be, and are hereby, requested to meet at some convenient time during the present session, and select twenty delegates to said Con vention for this State. 'Resolved, That our delegates to said Convention ought, in our opinion,, lo be instructed by those who shall appoint them, to insist upon the adoption of a platform of principles, as the basis of a National organization, prior to the nomi nation of candidates ; and that said platform shall, among other things, include, in substance, the following propositions : '1. The recognition and adoption of the principles established in the Kansas Nebraska Act. 2. That neither the Missouri Com promise nor any other Anti-Shvery res triction shall hearafter be extended over any territory of the United States. '3. The'prompt aiur faithful execution of the fugitive Slave Law, and its perma nent continuance upon the statute jionk. 'Resolved; That no man ought lo be held and considered a member of iho Na tional Democratic party, who does not recognise, approve, and adopt, the fore going propositions ; and that the Demo cratic and Anti-Know Nothing party of this State, through its said delegation, ought not to affiliate or act in said Con vention with any delegate or delegates who shall disapprove and vote against ihe same. Resolved, That if said proposition shall not in substance be incorporated in the platform adopted in said Convention, the delegates from Georgia juight, in the opinion.of this meeting, to withdraw from the Convention, and take no further part in the nominations or other proceedings of the same j and that our delegates ought lo be instructed so to act. 'Resolved, That the Democratic and Anti-Know Nothing party of this Slate on (flu nnil will sunnort the nominees of and ready to cope will, all forms of per-j CoMm f()r PnMeat anJ Vk-e versity ; prompt to detect, fertile in expe- j . . , . . , , , , , . by said Coti vention be in accordance with the spirit and intent of the foregoing dients to turn lo a good account the worst propensity, it is asouishiug lhat no pro vision has been made for Normal lnstruc- Unblushing Falsehood. Amongst the many false statements made by ihe Anti-American papers, in order lo create a northern prejudice against the American party is lite assertion thai Atchison and Stringfellow, Jwith their Missouri mob, are 'KnowJNothings.' Such journalizers must place a very low estimate upon ihe intelligence of their readers, or be entirely indifferent lo the light in which their statements are regar ded by Ciimiiiunitv. I it not a fact of very recent history that Atchison has all along been otic of the spieiil'Pets of the administration, and is at this time an ac tive member ol the Ucinueiatic p&rlv 1:1 propositions, and the nominees thereof be pledged, if elected, lo carry out the same The Teachers, however, have moved . jn good faith, jn the administration of ihe in this. The first response to this call j Government, and in appointments to office nan been iromur. yrus m ieeiy, o under the Administration.' Hopedale, liar., Co., Ohio, who has made a donation to the Association of .property valued at $11,600. This has been fol- 03-The Postmaster General has direct ed that each distinct circular, no matter how many may be priuloJ on & ahcet, must loweuoyiurs. uuza aogg, 01 u. jbe charged with postoge a! one circular, or who has erected, at an expense of some the whol(?( if sealc(1 wit, icttcr p0StagC. $4,000 or So.OJO an edifice to be used as ASo when slips are introduced into a pack- a Boarding House for the female members of ihe School. For the endowment of the Schools, Americanism in Connecticut. The Quarterly Convention of the Amer ican State Council of Connecticut met at New Haven on Tuesday the 13th. The attendance was large, comprising'some of the most prominent statesmen of the State. The meeting was opened by the Hon. N. D. Sperry, President of the State Council, in a thorough review of the different plat forms that had been at different times sub mitted to the consideration of the Ameri can organization. A committee was then appointed to draft a platform of principles suited to the views of the members of the Order. They reported the same platform adopted last spring. They are as follows : "Resolved, That we declare the follow ing to be the principles of tho American party of Connecticut, and we call upon all honest citizens to rally together for their support: 1. The maintainence of the Union ol these United Stales as the paramount po litical good ; or, to use the language of Washington, "the primary object of patri otic desire." And hence the full recogni tion of the rights of the several States, as expressed and reserved in the Constitution; and a careful a voidance, by the General Government, of all interference with their rights by legtslativeutxecutive action. 3. Obedience to the Constitution of these United States, as the supreme law of the land, obligatory alike on all. 3. A revision and modification of the laws regulating immigration, and the set tlement of immigrants. Offering to the honest immigrant who. from love of liber ty or hatred of oppression, seeks an asylum in the United States, the protection of our flag and our laws. But unqualified opposi tion lo the transmission to our shores of paupers and criminals. 4. A radical change of our Naturaliza tion Laws. 5. The support for political stations executive, legislative, judicial or diplomat ic of those only who do not hold civil al legiance, directly or indirectly, to any for eign power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, and who are Americans by birth, or by thorough education and training ; thus ful filling the maxim 'Americans only shall govern America.' The protection of all persons in the legal and proper exercise of their civil rights and privileges j the main tenance of the right of every man to the full, unrestrained and peaceful enjoyment of his own religious opinions and worship. 6. The education of tho youth of our country in schools provided by the State, which schools shall be common to all, with out distinction of creed or party, and frep from any influence or direction of a denom inational or partizan character. And inas much as Christianity, by the constitutions of nearly all the States, and by the consent of the people of America, is considered an element of our political system, and as the Holy Bible is at once the source of Christ ianity, and the depository and fountain of all civil and religious freedom, we oppose every attempt to exclude it from the schools thus established in the States. 7. We advocate Protection to American The whole proceeding! of the State Council have given universal satisfaction. The whole organization throughout the State appear united as a man, and firmly devoted to the accomplishment of the great Idea of the Order. Celegraj!ic. some fourteen individuals, previous to the meeting of ihe recent Institute, pledged $100 each, which sum was increased at the Institute by additional pledges of more , than $2,000. It is presumed this is true. A few weeks since an order was issued from the P. 51. General, that no circular could be sent in I the mail, as a circular, which was enclosed in an envelope on which there was printed n husiness advertisement. There is no more The School, we learn, was opened on J rcglWl)iity attached to the P. O. Dcpart ihe 27th ultimo, by Mr. John Ogden, of j mCht ky uie printing on the envelope ; there the 'Ohio Weslyan University,' Principal j is no weight to it ; there is nothing gained of the Normal, and Mr. Edwin Regal, of I to the government by this absurd, ridicu the Hopedale High School, Principal of ; lous circular (or bull) to the deputy Post age for tho purpose of defrauding the gov ernment of postage, the package will be subjected to letter postage. Exchange. I industry and genjU8) 0gainst tho adverse policy of foreign nations ; also, facilities the Academic Department. Masters. The above paragraph, which we The regular course will occupy at ; find floating around, is but another step to- ican nam?' a tolerably thorough knowledge of the,, ' a ' lean party ! r,u'c"uv Thp-nn.lMMnf A iM.U.,n sndsiri.f. 1. i branches usually taught in Common low, has been virtually endorsed by Pierce his cabinet, and almost the entire South- This bull jartmcnt, re apparent at a vtn wing of thir Democratic parly, and yet we are lold by the organs of tho Dem ocratic party in lliis region, that, it is a Dark lantern. Know Nothing" Crusade' against ihe liberties of the peoplo of Kan sas. Is it possible that ihe President of the United Slates, his cabinet, and ihe entire Southern Democracy have stumbled inio the 'Midnight Dens?' It is iust as true as it is, that Atchison, or Stringfel low ever have. There will be too many developemenls between this time and the next election for such statements 10 be of any advantage to their authors. The game has been commenced rather early in the dev. The Last Patriot. I5y the nbave caption, it is not intend ed to be insinuated, that the Patriot has 1 Pegged out." Dunganan still comes to ihe rescue but merely to say that friend Gill has iti that issue honored us with a fpccial notice. It wol'M be ralher dis corteous in us not to pay ouT respects to an old friend for his attentions, se ing that be is the first opponent we have haj i this congressional district, who has hat' ihe candor to publish an entire article from our paper since wc commenced the isuo of the True American. After politely publishing our article rom the paper of the 2tat prox., Mr. Gill yrocoedft to give us a regular built casti (Jiition for our audacity in presuming to apply Ihe epithet ''Sham" to the dear de inocrncy of the State, and insists lhat we regarded the paily as "Irue" while wc were asking office at its hands, &c. Well suppose we lesl the honor of the dear democratic party of Columbiana rotmiy, by the treatment which we re ceived fiom it, at ihe Harlem Conven tion of '62. Then it was that we went into that convention with about 500 voles for Congress from that county, while Hon. A. Stuart had but seven voles nil dance, aud it would not be at all surpris- SchoOif . ; jn jf tj1Q next vear does ot find 0Iie 0r From Mr. M'Xecly, who has been to j tho homs quicty lifling tl)(J gCllteman out Pittsburgh to procure a bell &c, for ihe 1 0f ,jg scat) and pitching him unccremoni School, we learn thiit ihe prospects of t otisly over into Pennsylvania, to do penance respeclablc altentlar.ce are encouraging. fur his manifold transgressions. Gazette. Fun ahead ! ok at this. Trouble appears lo be brewing; in the Democratic camp and ihe prospects arc! lhat ihe 8th of January convention will be a pretty hoi place. The Democrats of Georgia have held a convention, and marked out a platform for the party, which luuka a littlo tlavUli, iNorincrn Democrats, read the following resolutions and see how yoii like the sland taken by your Southern Brethern. 'Resolved, That we adopt and ap prove ihe following resolution, passed unanimously by the last Legislature of Geoigia: 'Resolved, (by the General As sembly of the Slate of Georgia,) That opposition to tho principles of the Ne braska Bill, in relation to the subject of Slavery, is regarded by the people, of the South, and that all persons who par take of such opposition are unfit to be recognised as component parts of any par ty or Organization not hostile to the Sould Resolvtlh That in accordance with the above resolutio.it whilst we are willing to act in pai'i' association with all sound and reliable men in every section of the Union, we are not willing to affiliate with any pjrtv that shall not recognise, approve, and carry out, the principle and profuse ions of the Nebraska-Kansas Act ; and lhat the Democratic and Anti-Know Noth ing parly of Georgia ought to cut off all j party connection with every man and party, nt the' North or elsewhere, that does not come up fully and fairly lo this line of action. 'Reolved, That it is expedient and proper that the Democratic and Anli Know Nothing party of Georgia be repres. euted in the National Convention of the Democratic party, which is to meet jn The American Party in New Hamp. shire. The Americans of New Hampshire as sembled in convention at Nashua, on Thuisday the 10th inst. The following resolutions were unanimously adopted :- Rerolved, That in the judgment of lllia Otulo Coa,olioai, oil ipromn' rtf initiation into the American parly, and all obligations, except such regulations as ihe convention or clubs in their respective towns shall think proper to adopt for their own government, be discontinued and re- movcu. Resolved, That this Slalc Council ful ly and unequivocally re-aflirm the senti ment and principles of the American par ly, and adheres to the great fundamental doctrine, that Americans should rule A-merica. Hon. Geo. M. Dall'.s. It is sail that Mr. Dallas cannot constitutionally he a candidate for President, because he was born out of the United Stales. Ilia fath er a native of Londonderry, Ireland, mi grated to the West Indies where George was born, and finally caine to the United States, and se:tled in Philadelphia. The Constitution (Art. 11, sec. 1 clause 5 say 8 : 'No person, except a natural burn cit izen or a citizen of the United Slates, at the time of the adoption of ibis Constitu tion shall be eligible to ihe office of Pre jdent." ' jCTAn election was held on Monday the lOti.i prox., for State Senator for the Senatorial Jistrictcomposed of Hamshire Hardy and Morgan counties, Virginia. The Hampshire Advertiser gives the vote of that county ns foiiows. Duckwall Democrat, 502; Armstrong, American 640, and adds 'that the result is doubtful This county gave Wise 1,118, showing told, at:d yet by a yicai of the most Cincinnati next spring, for the purpose of falling off of ihe ami-vote of 010. to internal and external commerce, by the improvement of rivers and harbors. The unconditional restoration of that time-honored prohibition known as the Missouri Compromise, which was destroy ed in utter disregard of the popular will j a wrong which no lapse of time can palli ate, and no plea for its continuance can justify. And that we will use all constitu tional means to maintain the positive guar antee of that compact, until the object for which it was enacted has been consumma ted by the admission of Kansas and Ne braska as Free States. 9. That Connecticut will never consent to the extension of Slavery over the com mon domain of the United States j but on the contrary, believing that the free insti tutions, which an experience almost coeval with the life of the Republic, has proved to be good for her, are, and will be good for the future commonwealths, she will strive to the best of her ability, to exclude the relation of human bondage from the national Territories 10. That it is the duty of the General Government to protect, even by armed in tervention, if necessary, the people of the Territories in the exercise nf the rieht of Bumugu. u-J !- tho National Adminis tration which neglects to perform this du ty is recreant alike to the Constitution and the best interests of tho Union. 11. The union of these States Bhould be made perpetual by a faithful adherence 1.0 the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence, and confirmed by the Constitution. ' 12. All tho principles of the Order to bo henceforth everywhere openly avowed, each member shall be at liberty to make known the existence of tho Order, and the fact that he himself is a member. Tho Committee on National Politics re ported in favor of holding a National Con-- vention of the Order some time in the Sum mer months of 1856, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Presidency. The report was received and adopted. In the evening a large and spirited meet ing was held in Brewster'j Hall. Excellent speeches wore made, among which we no tice that of the Hon. Erastus Brooks, of New York. His was decidedly the speech of the evening. He claimed as endorsers of the American idea, aa now given out by tho American Order, all the great men of the country, from Washington down to, and including Martin Van Buren, and in its defence combattcd the prejudices of for eigners in America by proof that they, as liberal men in their own lands, had ap plauded the same idea. He quoted from the speech of Daniel O'Connoll, delivered in Dublin Green, that portion In which he said, "Ireland for the Irishmen, France from Frenchmen," and with good effect Mr. Brooks added, "and we claim America for Americans." NIL DESPERAXDUM. True, we have not triumphed : but we have achieved a glorious victory in this ; lhat at every point where the evils against which the American parly has been bat tling, were most prevalent, where they could be seen, felt and properly estimated there our cause has succeeded best. Full, fair, and open discussion is only needed to carry the Presidential election by an overwheming majority. The au dacious pretensions of the foreigners in Texas, Chio, and elsewhere, are arousing ihe just indignation of the native-born, and men who voted against us, even now, acknowledge that ibere is a great element of evil in this misplaced sympathy for foreigners. A reaction has already com menced, and we now tell our opponents lhat unless they espouse the cause against which, with the weapons of humbug, deception, and party drill, they have been fighting, they are dooned to an ig nominious defeat next fall. The American party is in ils infancy, it may have committed errors errors, however, that leaned to intensest; patriot ism ihe secret feature having served its day, should have been abolished perhaps ere this; its sole object being to protect its members from useless coutroversy and mob violence' ils 'present strength and respectability would have protected it without such appliances. A calm survey of the field of battle, as ihe smoke disperses, presents many scenes of interest and encouragement lo the patriot aud the philanthropist. The stal wart champions of the Papal see have been forced to disavow (disingeniously, wo admit,) the temporal power of ihe Pope. Galhvcism or what might be more properly termed Proteslant Catholic ism, has gained advantage ground, and jn any subsequent attempt to exert tem poral power over the Gallacian branch of her Universal Church, ihe Roman hiera- chy, will have her own chosen exponents quoted against her. This paves ihe way-, we hope, for the discnthralment of the Catholic mind in Louisiana, and the expulsion of the Rodon, like Jesuit3, that have been endeavoring secretly lo undermine their Gallacian faith, and bring them back lo a blind obedience to the 'old man of ihe Vatican.' Again we see a band of patriot broth ers, with armor buckled, and hearts un- daunted, still on the field, ready and ea ger to renew the contest, resolved to 'do or die' in ihe glorious cause in which they have enlisted, that ol emancipating heir country from ihe odious rule of for- eigners. lo single aeieat can aampen their ardor. Thev possess a Fabian virtue that may brook delay, but makes their ultimate victory certain. Foreigners, by their bold audacity, are driving from their countenance and sup port their late native-born coadjutors. We are not conquered. A few videts at an out-post of our citadel of liberty have been driven in, but not before they had ascertained the disposition of the main body of the assailauts. Wo have learn ed their tactics, we know iheir strength- doomed to daily dimmunition from the pestiferous aliment upou whjcli they feed, and we are appiised of their mode of attack and of resistance. In another con test the American party will be able to ex claim, We have met ihe enemy andlhey are ours.' Let us then meet wilh our sister States in a National Convention, in June next, present a platform of principles that shall challenge universal approbation, place in nomination for ihe Chief Magistracy our best, purest, aud most conservative slates- mans, who subscribes to our motto, Americans shall rule America,' and victo ry is sure to perch upon our . banner, With such a leader, in such a cause, we imcrht well exclaim. i'i7 denperandum, Teucro duce el au spice Teucro. (Flag of our Un ion, Jackson, Miswsip FOREIGN NEWS. ARRIVAL OF THE ATLANTIC, New York, Dec. 1. The steamship Atlantic, from Liverpool, with dates lo Saturday the 17th, arrived last night. The Atlantic left Liverpool at 4 o'clock P. M., on 'the 17th. She experienced heavy w estern gales for the last ten days. The latest dispatches from the seat of Washington City News.. . Washington, Deis. 3 There is s good deal of caucusing going 011 to-night. It s generally understood, that the Black Republicans and Free Soilers, will con centrate to morrow, on Mr. Banks of Massachusetts. The caucus of Southern Know-Nothings, and National Democrats and Whigs (numbering 73.) resolved to reject all fusion with the Free Soil fac tions : but have no hopes ol defeating them. Greely, Wade and Seward have been working nil day, to fuse the factions; and are understood to have succeeded to night. We may therefore, look for an war rpnnrt nffinlullv frnm T.nril Rtralfnril n 1 , . organization to-morrow, and the message de Radcliffe, a victory gained on the 5th . " . . 0 of November, by Omar Pasha, over a force of ten thousand Russians, mostly Georgian militia, at the river Ingour, which Omar Pasha with the Turks, 20,- 000 strong, crossed at four different points taking 60 piisoncrs, 3 guns, and causing a loss of 400 in killed and wounded. The Turkish loss was 300. A private dis- patch, which evidently refers to the same encounter, says the Turks crossed ihe river Anakoves, and stormed the Russian Redoubts, after which they rushed for ward toward Calias. Kars is still beseig- ed, but appearances indicate that the Russians will retire to Tiflis. Nothing new from the Crimea the on Wednesday ; The National Americans will vote for Henry M. Fuller for Speak er, and endt-iivor lo draw the entire Dem ocratic vole for him, by conceding to them the clerk and printer, thus forming a Union party against the Free Soil faction. They deny that the Republicans can, by fusion, hold more than 105 votes, while 113 is necessary to elect. Tho President persists in refusing to print the Message ; and il will be sent to the two Houses in writing'. The dis patches received by the Atlantic, repre sent our affairs with England unchanged since the departure of the Canada. Mr. Buchanan says Lord Clarendon'and the British Cabinet is endeavoring to patch A II!ps am fnllv nrniinipil in nrpimrincr fur .1 up a reply to our Government, wilh ref winter. Onlv a few ships remain in ihe r Dnieper, the bulk of the fleet returning to Constantinople. A desultory fire is kept up between ihe North and South side of Sebastopol, and the fortifications of both sides are being augmented. The latest dates by letter are to the 3d of November. The weather continues very fine. The latest despatch from Gortschakoff, dated Nov. 5, says ihei e is nothing new in ihe Crimea, ihe enemy continue to oc cupy ihe valley of Daider, where they have two divisions, A Russian cadet, who had deserted, reported lhat Gortschakoff had determin ed to hazard .an attack upon the Allies, who were, in consequence, every night reinforcing their advanced posts, andsnp- erence to the violation of our neutrality laws by the British agents ; in order, if possible, not to wound our sensitiveness, and at the same time shield Mr. Cramp ion. The National Intelligencer confirms the reports, received here from Kansas. The dispatch from Gov. Shannon, ma king a demand for troops, was received by President Pierce, yesterday. It sta led, lhat civil war was threatened, and requested prompt assistance. The im mediate transfer of troops, from all the nearest points, was transmitted by tele graph by ihe President. Congressional. Washington, Dec. S.-TJie House was polling ihem wilh field artillery. Count called to order at twelve o'clock, by Fornes Zameski has been appointed to taise and Clerk, New members were sworn in command a division of Cossacks and Pules the roll was called, 225 members answer- for the British service. ed the call. A St. Pelersburtrh dispatch says the On motion of Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, mperor left Nicolaieff on the 7th of No-1 the House proceeded jto ihe election of ember, for the Crimea, iff thank, in per- Speaker. Richardson, of 111., (DertKj son, Gorlschakoffs army. lie returned had on the first ballot 74; Henry M. via Moscow lo St. Peteisburgh. Fuller, of Penn'a, 17; L. D. Campbell, Up to the 12ih of November, the Al- Ohio, 53 ; Pennington, N. J., 7 , Mar ies had not undertaken anything in the shall, ofKy., 39 ; Banks, of Mass., 21 j various others were voted for. Much interest was manifested ; but rimca. The exportation of brendstuffs had been prohibited in all the Turkish Ports, and importations are allowed duty free. A portion of the French fleet had arrived in Biecos Bay. A private dispatch says that Russia has absolutely prohibited the ex port of breadstuff's. Sweeden is expect- .,1 , r,.ii, hp- pvsmnlp. Thp allied sworn ii). kcv. u. Kj. iji?an, was etc eets. at the mouth of the Bnff and Duie- led Umplain 5 and the fceuate adjourned, . a per, had been reduced lo 28 vessels. A Burlin dispatch, dated Nov. 3d, says it appears more and more positive lhai preliminaries are being arranged at Bins sels, with the assent of Russia, for a re sumption of negotiations. Notwithstand ing all denials are presisted in, it is believ ed peace is nol far off. The Emperor made a brief address at the closini? of the Paris Exhibition. In Q (Vr-The election which came off recent y in the counties of Perry and Decatur says the Waynosboro' American,) resulted in the election of Dr. Kimbrell, (Antl, by 70 majority, over B. Brashear, (Anieri can,) Considerable reduction from Pavatt'i (Dcin.") majority, which was about 300 These two counties, it seems, are becom intr "a little more Americanized" since the late State elections. Tennessee wil tell a different tale in '50. Already ih camp-fires of American patriotism are be ginning to burn. The recent election was but a tale told of impending danger. A an evidence of this fact, what a change has como over the minds ol the people, even in those two counties, where the Anties not more than three months since;' had rnujority of about 2U0, now it is about 70. Principle and patriotism will yet have fu sway over tho prejudices and passions 0 men over demagogues who pander to for cign influence. C7The Supreme Court Jof Virginia has rendered its decision in the injunction suit brnueht bv tho city of Wheelin . '. . J 1 Tl -I I against the IJallimore and unio ivaiiroau. The decision is in favor of the company in all the points, and ihe company can now make the desired connections at Benwood and Bellair with the Central Ohio Railroad 1 ' '1 ' This, we presume, Cnallj disposes of the matter. there was no election 113 being neces sary to a choice. The Senate meets at 3 o'clock. Washington. Dec. 4 The Senate was called to order at noon, Messrs. Hale, Durkee, Yulee and Pearce, were House. On motion, the ballotinir fr- Speaker was resumed ; and ihe first bal lot resulted as follows : Richardson 74 Campbell 58, Banks 23; Fuller 20 ; Humphrey Marshall 19; Scattering 20. No election 111 being uecessery to a choice. Markets. Baltimore, Doc, Flour dull, and held nt $!). but no hovers : wheat dull at 82.08 allusion to war, lie said, you uesire as 1 a2 i6 or wme . a decline of about' ff cts. do, a speedy and desirable peace, but this Com declined 2 to 3 cts., bulk sides l'li; peace to be desirable must destinctly re- do. lo arrive 104 ; nogs dull at ,70w ; .1:.- .u ,.u,. r... ..,i,;,.i, ih.,ur ... Bacon Hi for new shoulders, ami 14 r,ii- nptv amps. undertaken. Europe must decide who is rieht and who is wrong. A final victory Proposition to convert tub Ohio Rri- ,d K,o onhipvp.l bv nnhlin oninion. ver into A Slack-watkr Canal.- At' a " 1 , ..i - n::..i I. T I Ie called on foreign countries desiring --ing , x "mZZ. peace, to pronounce for or against the al- . , . . f imDro?in- lhe Qbio 1 ies, and aigued lhat without peace or rjver, by converting it into a slack water' . " f 1 , mi . .-. - ... - resl, tne lorging 01 uieso anna was m-i-i-e- canal. 1 110 sngnetuiuiiB were iniiiuiiiiuus sarv lo carry out the objects of the alii- My approved ny ine noaru, anu were ear- neswy nauimiiemicu in iiuuuu tuuoiucia- lion. The distance from Pittsburgh to- the moulli ol me unio is vu mnes, wiin- England. It is rumored that the sec- m, uggrcgaie fall of 425 feet. It i ass urn- relaryship refuaoJ i.y Duke uf New Cas- ed that to convert the entire river into il,illhp. mvP.n m Fredrick Peel, who slack-water, would require only fifty locks- o ..e i:ft -f a 1 ...k- I. l.l, il u ,, i - w. aa k Ol anaverfigti iiiiui o 3 leei, which wuuiu- W 111 UC DUVWUCUUU III MIC ti or VIIIUW u? , - .... I , 1. C I Mr. Layard. Gen. Cordrington accepis Th eHlilIialed cogl of t!ie work it lhe command of the army iu lhe Crimea. from seven to len millions of dollars for Orders and ribbons have been bestowed the whole work, which is supposed to be on Gen.Pellissier and Simmon. abnul l,ll,f 1,16 exPense -of an &r , t . i The Chartists, under Ernest Jones and iZH ' . 1 , I ! . ' other tormer leaders, nave re-appeareu in ance. a protest against lhe recent expulsion of the refugees from Jeisey. The official accounts ol Generals Wil lianis and Mouraieff, of the attack on Weddell had been summoned to Berlin O-Several distinguished merchants of' New York have recently had their proper ty attached by the U. S. Marshal, to satis fy judgements from the obligations of which they had supposed themselves relieved by the operations of the General Bankruptcy It is reported that he is again to be dis- Uct ti10 procoodings are taken, says the patched lo Puris on peace projects; Nu- Journal of Commerce, pursuant to a recent merous communications are being ex- decision of the U. S. Attorney 1 General, chanced between the courts of Vienna & that debtors to the United States are not St. Petersburgh, but it is thought that absolved from their liabilities by virtue of lhe preliminaries for peace negotiations th" ttct the Government has tne will nol take a definite shape till ilie ar. rne ,oga. r.gnuo proceeu lo-me coi.ecuou , , , n. ... c, .1 , , Ul JUIlirClllClllB UUUIU3I, vuuno nun uu rival of Sir Hamilton. Seynjore, the new J 0 P - ... . , ..... ... qucntly obtainod certificates of release, as , British Minister to Vienna. !f ,, .. T ... aa hflBn ln force. ' 'V' . ; -jl!:-:-) I ' fell in with an abandoned British Arctic ... "" -1 . ship, the Resolute, of Belcher', Expedi-L, . Friday,. y.Uat j tion, in Davis Straits, and look posses- tno President's Messoge will show that sionofher' abandoning their own ship. Lord Clarendon has never attempted to an, j 1 , " I i....i . loot nfmimprwt. im tha M swer iur. ;juuimii "- o - Cflntml American question, hut when, in ' Sweden. Gen. Canrobert had an au- Soptember, be pressed him p answer, i dience with lhe King of Sweden and met Lord Clarendon , declared tne , , B 1 1 .i..1'..,ai1 in vi.nnpn t- find Inrlmfc ClOSt'U, HUHI''" - , ted the uoterininaiioo 01 vav imuiu v wilh a cordial reception, but nothing as (0 t,he sucr-ess of his mission is known. -Rumor say s has reference tonn nllianpe beiwee nmcmber of the Bonaparte fam ily and the Royal family of Sweden. construe tbe treaty ns not applying, to her Russian Colony, mere is nue aouoi that Great Britain woud yield the Mosqol-' ' to Protectorate if' w would admit her'1' claim in Russia.