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Z. EAQAIf, Editor
5, IS55.
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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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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-
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
' 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."
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
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.
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
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
(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
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
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.

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