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The Richmond Examiner, disgusted with
the continual disturbances in Kansas, ^j>ca\s .
out, in the following strong terms:—
“It is all the legitimate result of attempt
ing to make, so to sneak, “a silk purse out
of a sow’s ear,” of attempting to constitute
a sovereign State, a law-observing, order- ov- ,
irur, Constitution-respecting Commonwealth, j
out of a heterogeneous motley ol spectators, j
backwoodsmen, rowdies, and cutthroats. .
Kausas ought to be ruled with a rod ot iron, j
and the strong arm of imperial power for a
doien years yet to come, without so much us j
a constable'being elected by “the people” i
(God save the mark!) during the whole j
time. Then the polls might be opened and
the people left “perfectly tree to frame their
own institutions in their own way.” Then
there might be an orderly, ju#. and satis fac
tor? settlement of all vexed ipjcstions by
competent suffrage. There cannot be, unt-1
then.” t
Intelligence from Kansas shows that Gov. ,
Walker’s proclamation had the effect to pre- i
?ent a serious insurrection against the terri- ,
torial authority, and probably the occur
rence of a flagrant and destructive civil war j
in which neighboring States might have be
come involved. The free State party, find- j
iog that they had a large and decided inn- j
jority in the territory, wou.'d have refused to {
submit to a manifestly fraudulent election, j
The administration will reservo opinions and
acts in relation to the official conduct cl Gov.
Walker and Secretary Stanton until they
soail have an opportunity of hearing their
statements atd explanations.
The annual address before the Rappahan
nock Agricultural Society was uelivered at
Fredericksburg, on Tuesday last, by Ihos.
a.- uT^i.k Thu enPM>h was ft nraetical
AW* FF ^ wr- «
aodexcelleotone—andadeservcd compliment j
was paid to the people of Fredericksbug, for ;
their Virginia feeling and public spirit.— !
The fair of the Society was well attended; J
the show of saddle and harness horse? fine ;
and the exhibition of many articles of use |
and value attracted much attention. The ;
lirand Tournament was to have taken place
yesterday. ^
Nena Sahib, the man who has recently dis- j
tinguished himself in India by nailirg live
children iu wooden boxes and throwing them
into the flame?, according to a French wri* j
ter. cannot read a tender line in Byron or
Shakespeare without being moved to tears!
lie speaks French, Italian, and English, is '
acquainted with their several literatures, I
talks the latter as fluently and ‘surely a? any
“gentlemen de Hyde l\»rck,” and translated ;
“Hamlet” into Hindoo to the gieat adimra- !
tioo ot competent critics.
The Arago triogs $-50,(M) in specie, j
This, together with the California news and
the intelligence that $1,000,000 is on its way
to New York from that quarter, would at j
any other time have imparted great activity j
and cheerfulness. At present the most that
can be said is that the intelligence is not re
garded os unfavorable. Every body i9 wait- j
irg to learn the effect of the news of the
bank suspension in England.
The Navy Department has received advices
from the U. S. Ships Independence and John |
Adams. The lr.dependence arrived at the
navy-yard at Mare Island on the 4th October j
ult., in 50A dwys from Panama. She was
to have remained there until the -Oth ult. j
Her officers and crew me well. 1 fie John
Adam? was at Panama Oct. lith ult., pre
paring to return to the United States. Eve
rything on the Isthmus was quiet.
The Tenth Legion gives the peculiars who
arc seeking to oust Senator Hunter, a signi
ficant hint, when it says:—“The peculiar;
friends of Hoy. Wise, who are looking to the
Senate as the shortest cut to the hite
House, in our opinion, arc making the road
crooked, and piling up difficulties in the ;
way.” __
The Illustrated News says: “Saturday,
the 31st, will give us the first number of Mr. i
Thackeray’s new story, “The \ irginians.”—
Critics who cannot be mistaken, assure us
that it wHl be a trade hit, that Mr. Thack- ;
eray has seldom been greater—his strength
lying in quiet situations, without seeking for
effect.” _ ^
The depot of the Illinois Central railroad,
together with four freight cars, and the cn
gine house, at Cairo, were acsiroyeu oy ore on \
Sunday night, involving a lose of $2<X),000. j
Packages worth three thousand dollars, be
longing to express companies, were also con- j
Burned. _ _
The City Councils of Washington, hate
passed a law authorizing the mayor, in bis
discretion, to fix the range of the fire com- ,
% panies within certain bounds, and to close ,
tbeir engine houses when, in his opinion, the i
peace of the oily requires it.
The storehouse of Mr. Henry T. Scott, and j
its contents, in the village of Bladensburg j
Md., were consumed by fire on Monday ;
night last. Mr. Scott had no insurance on j
his property. The houses in the vicinity ■
narrowly escaped destruction.
The Piedmont Independent denounces as
a swindle the acouncemcnt of the formation
of a company in New York city, which has
assumed the name of “Cumberland Coal and
Iron Company.”
One of the partners in a prominent Phila
delphia firm that lately suspended, kept two
earritges, five light riding wagons, four fast
horses, two dogs, two coachmen, and five
servant girls._^
A fire broke out in Baltimore, on Wednes
day, on Union street, between Pennsylvania
Avenue and Ross street, which destroyed
Jifleen dwelling houses.
Re,. 0. Wilson McPtaU. D. D„ of
Fredericksburg, V* . hu boon elected P«u
dent of La Fsystte College, st Esstoo, P*.
Mr. Edward W. Belt is to be ‘he, or»tor »t
|be Tournament at PiacaUway, Md.
Ciov* Llgou'i Borrowed Gam,
On Monday, Mayor Magruder received a
elegraphic communication from Governor
L’g“Ot requesting him to take charge of two
>r three thousand musketR, which were in
:ransit from the Governor of Virginia to the
governor of Maryland, when they.should ar
rive at Washington, and, if practicable, have
them stored ter safe keeping in the United
States aiseral. liis honor, therefore, on
Monday and Tuesday, took possession of tho
arms, according to request, and on yesterday,
called on the Secretary of W ar, who prompt
ly issued orders tor their reception and safe
keeping at the l oited States arsenal until
further orders.— I uu>n.
[Gov. Wise’s conduct in sending these
guns to the Governor of Maryland, is severe
ly censured—considering the circumstances
of the case. Had there been a servile insur
rection, or a rebellion in our sister State,
people would not have been particular to in
quire into the law or the authority to justify
the proceeding—but now both are askeu for.
We shall, probably, hear more of this mat
ter. |
L,n(e Foreign News.
Financial matters aro tho most prominent
topic in England. In the London market on
Wednesday the funds were undiminished in
firmness at a slight advance on Tuesday’s
rates. Money was in good supply at 5 V per
discount. The advance in hank rates is great
ly checked the ti >w of gold toward New \ork,
ic.rge intended shipments beng counterman
led. The quantity of goods being forwarded
by the East India Company gave rise to a
further advance on India bills to four per
cent. The Bank of England threw out some
hills, suppos'd to be based on shipments of
specie to America.
The funds continued buoyant on Friday,
md no gold was withdrawn from the bank.
The rare of discount at Hamburg had de
dined. The Canada takes out tenders for
*2,000,000 wortfweight per ceut.of Michigan
Central bonds for the extinction of tho float
ing debt. .
The demand for money at the bank on r n
dev was heavy.
it is stated that the G )vernor of the Bank
of France bad asked for a decree giving a
forced currency to bank notes. Bulliou in
the Bank of France bad decreased 35,000,
)U0 Irancs since the last monthly returns.—
Three per cents, closed at OOf. 85a.
The new Spanish Cabinet had not been
The Bank of Belgium had advanced its
rat^s of interest. !
The rates of the Bank of Denmark had j
also been advanced.
Turkey still persists in claiming the island
of Peri no, and refuses any indemnity.
It is rumored that the British Cabinet has
arranged for the recall of the Governor Gen
eral ot India.
Tbo London News says tho East India
Company have commenced large remittances
of silver to India, Whica will have a tendency
to aggravate the present financial evils.
Ttiere has been a serious conflict at I rank
fort between the garrison and the Austrian
and Bavarian regiments; many were wounded
oa both sides.
Arrival of the Star of the Weat.
New York, Nov. 4.—The steamer Star of
the West arrived here at noun to day from
Aspinwali with tho California mail and trea
sure which It ft San Francisco on the 11th ult.
She brings $1,404,000 in specie, consigned
chiefly to the following parties: Wells, Fargo
& Co.', $250.0o0: American Exchange Bank,
$230,000; Robert llallett & Co., $124,000.
The news by this arrival is six days later
than that contained iu the papers brought by
the Quaker City.
The rainy season had commenced m Cali
fornia. , .
Col. Fremont has purchased the Merced
and Mariposa canal.
Other murders have been committed by
the Nasbo Indians, aud citizens were arming
tor defence. ,
The dates from Panama are to the 10th uit.
Au earthquake was felt there on the 15th :
ulso at Lija in Ecuador, and in (jaito. At
the former place numerous houses and
churches were de>troyed.
Political affairs in Peru are unchanged.
Don Rafael Eculante has been elected Gov
ernor ot Costo Rica.
Tl»e Enquirer, Boit*» n«d Xebra*ka Bl€l«
In reply to to the remark of tho Rich
mond Enquirer— .
“That the Kansas Nebraska Bill furnishes
another instance of Congressional Compro
mise, which ha- presented the south with the
shadow of triumph, securing a solid and
practical advantage to the non-slave holding
interests, and a corresponding disadvantage
to slave owners,” the Richmond South says:
“The public will remember that this is the
precise opinion held last year in the 1 resi
dential canvass by the Kuow Nothing party
generally, and especially by its then domi
nant faction led by Butts. The Democracy
indignantly repudiated it and carried the
South in triumph, declaring that, even if
Kansu* should ultimately be a free State, yet
we bad achieved a great and invaluble moral
victory in the Nebraska bill; for Congress
thereby acknowledged that it had no right
to close cur Territories against Southern im
migration. Why, then, has the Enquirer
so suddenly gone over to Butts
“No, tho Enquirer cannot make the world
believe that its new-born opposition to the
Nebraska bill is due to any such slender pro
texts. It is a part of its ill disguised efforts
to build up a Northern party in \ irgiuia; to
excite hostility to our Southern Democratic
brethen; to injure and disparage all t^e tried
leiders of our cauop» and to sow dis>on8iuii
and discord in the one-timo united ranks of
Virginia’s D^ni c-acy.”
Fatal Shooting Affray.
Pun. mem'iiia, Nov. 4—Bicbard l_p.rt.er,
President of the Anthracite Bank at Tama
qua, was shot dead this evening in a parlor
0f thp St. Lawrence Hotel, by ibomas AN ash*
ington Smith, of Cecil County, Maryland.
The latter fired tour tails from a revolver
two after Carter had fallen on the iloor.
Carter was a middle-aged man, of a
wealthy family. Smith is about thirty, and
was laboring under great excitement when
he committed the deed. It appears Carter
had accused him of the seduction of his
ward or adopted daughter. Smith states
that he met the girl at a boarding school and
married her. but subsequently discovered
that she bad been the mistress of Carter,
aiid bad been delivered of a child four
months after marriage. Smith was arres
ted. and is now awaiting a hearing at the
Ml|At a bearing before the Mayor, Smith
claimed to be a travelling agent of a mer
cantile agcocy.l __
House Rente In New York.
Monday-rect-day-was very trying to a
<*reat many people, but especially to those
living in tenant houses, most of whom are
mechanics and laborers out of employment.
The general custom is to exact rent in
vao*e from these tenants on the first of each
month. Large numbers failed to pay their
October dues, but were allowed to retain
their rooms, in expectation that they would
he able to procure work. Io this, of course
thousands have been disappointed. I« i»
probable, however, that many ow°e_
agents of tenement houses will not dispo
snob of their teoaota as have a
chance of obtaining work. This will be not
only a humane course, but, very Bk®ly» •
profitable ooe io the end. Ready-paying lod
gers are hard to catch, now-a-days.—A. *•
Juur. of Com.
A Singular Disclosure*
It is no secret that Russia, during her late
war with England and France, had at her
command tbe inventive talent of the United
States. Men of superior science and ability
were detailed by the Emperor Nicholas to
search the Patent Office, and investigate eve
rywhere the latest improvement in military
art; and whatever promised well was care
fully tested and generously rewarded.
Among other things, it was suggested to
the late KussianU>msul General at New York
that the terrible Greek lire of the aocieots
had been re discovered by a young inventor
of New York, who was experimenting on
its application to a new system of military
The Consul General knew Mr. Mont Storm,
the young inventor in question; and, on
bringing forward the subject was informed
that, whatever service he could render the
inventor, he placed, without conditions, com
pletely at the service t f Uus9:a until the
close of the war.
The Ailios were then before Sebastopol,
and Mont Storm’s first advice was to carry out
a series of distinct wires from the citadel t«»
the Redan, Malakoff. and every redoubt and
advanced post which could ro>sibly fall into
the hand* of the Allies. Caisscs and huge
shells of a particular construction, charged
with powder, and a burningmaterialdifficult
to extinguish, were to be laid in the most
destructive positions under the outer defences,
and connected with those concealed wires.—
By this application of the electric telegraph
—for this it is in effect—these posts could be
hurled, at will, to instant destruction at miles
and leagues distance. Half a dozen vigilant
and well-posted men could watch over and
blow up, at the moment a foe obtained pos
session, any extent of fort, highway, or what
ever approach they c mid manage to plant
with these formidable shells.
Something uf the kiud was imperfectly at
tempted at the taking of lower Sebastopol;
but the French discovered and cut the badly
conccaled wires, too hastily put down at the
last hour. The electric wire, however, must
be counted henceforth in the list cf military
appliances, and, with the aid of the Greek
fire, and what the inventor styles the “nauti
lus-principle,” it may revolutionize the exis
ting war-system as completely as cannon
and gunpowder displaced chain-armor and
It was, however principally with reference
to coast and harbor defence that Mont Storm
valued his discoveries and combinations, and
be was quietly preparing his experiments in
that lino, in oo operation with the Russian
Consul-General, when the news came of the
peace negotiations. Mont Storm then cm
til. I V* 1 L . [ I Y .V r\ A
Ciuueu to lay nit* piiiii uci'Jic “uu
ask for it a thorough public trial; ami an ac
complished designer and machinist was en
gaged to prepare the necessary drawings and
specifications. This man was an Eagiish
Mormon—a self sacrificing devotee to his
faith, but of excellent private character apart
from that, and exemplary iu the discharge of
the business confided to his care.
The first set of drawings and specifica
tions he prepared were submitted to Secreta
ry Davis, with a request that lie would refer
them to some officer of ability, as the inven
tor wished the preliminary opinion of some
experienced military man ou certain points
before they were presented to Congress.—
Secretary Davis complied with this requ st,
and an officer of the highest character and
capacity wa* consulted on the system. J nis
otfijer and Gen. Quitman, chairman of the
Military Committee of the Ilouso of Repre
sentatives, and two other gentlemen, former
ly in the military and naval service of Texas,
were the only parties entrusted with the de
tails of Mont Storm’s system of defence, with
the exception, of course, of the inventor’s
Russian friends.
Upon the suggestion of some of these par
ties Mont Storm w ithdrew his plans from the
Government archives, where they had been
tiled, and prepared to make a series of ex
periments on the best mode of exhibiting
the incendiary material. As he was much
occupied with some oilier invention, he made
inquiry for a capable man to take charge of
• his experiments; and soon found one whose
quick comprehension and mechanical ingen
uitv entirely luted him to take charge oi the
To compress the wbolo subject in one sen
tence, it now’ comes out that the pattern ma
ker and experimenters were all Mormons;
and after becoming perfect masters of what
ever there was to learn of the new system ol
land defence, they left the service of the in
ventor and carried their knowledge to l tab.
They had satisfied themselves that old kegs,
hollow trees, cumnon boxes, anything in
short which could be made to contain a bot
tle of the burning fluid, a little powder and
a considerable amount of missiles, w hether
of balls, iron scraps or pebbles, and frag
ments of rock, could be converted into cheap
and formidable batteries, whose discharge
could be governed, at almost any distance,
to a second of time; and the Mormons may
be prepared to try the powers of the new
system in the defiles of l tab.
It is admitted that the Mormons are manu
facturing arms, and their arrogant defiance
of the military forces of the 1 nited States,
and the boastings of their elders that they
are Toady to send to swift destruction tens oi
thousands of the Gentiles, if they dare entei
their Territory in battle array, may not be
altogether without a serious meaning. The
absolute and final result of a conflict be
tween the Mounontf and the legal authorities
of the United States, most bo the triumphant
vindication of the law ; but it will bo well to
look tboroughlv into their capacity to give
trouble, and boon the alert for every contin
gency.— The Mate*.
The very last Dodge.
It is more than likely that the confedera
ted elements of opposition to Senator Hun
ter's return to the Senate, foiled in their at
tempts to defeat him, will now rally in a
united effort to postpone the election for two
years. The signs look that way. And we
r.nt be surprised to observe the Enquirer
in the course of a few days vindicating i's
recent proverbial character for consistency,
by retreating from its late ground in f ivor of
f an early election, and falling bark on the
last dodge cf the malcontents. But it will
be of no avail. There is no reason for post
poning the election, while there are number
lees reasons why it should be held.^ Ihe
late custom in the State has given it the
sanction of u^age, and if it has been right
heretofore, it is obviously demanded now’ by
every consideration ot propriety and expedi
l>i«gui$c it with what llimsy pretexts you
will, the people of Virginia see in the late reck
less and ruthless war on Senator Hunter—an
effort to expel him from the Senate. They
see in it a determination taken in adtaneo
to be dissatisfied. They see in it a predeter
mined spirit to array tbe democratic party
in the State into hostile faotioos, that bodes
no good to tbe suocess of tbe cherished prin
ciples of the Commonwealth. And they
have made up their minds that the thing
shall not be—that the “rule or ruin'’ clique
must be speedily rebuked, and that this can
not be more effectually done thao by setting
the seal of tbeir condemnation at an early day
on the late attempt to eject Mr. Hunter from
bis place in the Senate. This is what the
people of the State have already fixed upon,
and this what their representatives in the
Legislature will ratify when they assemble.
—South Side Democrat.
4 UI»«pprton.
A retber tbiflk-hasejed witness in tbe police
court tbi* morning wee eeked tbe question
whether So-eod-So "stood on tbe deteneiteT
"No, eir,” be inooceotly replied, "be stood
PD » bench.”—St. Louis Lars.
The Mutations of Merchandise*
As the general reader is not apt to notice
the market reports, which exhibit the fluc
tuations in the prices of commodities, we
propose to briefly recapitulate, in this col
umn, the changes which have taken place re
cently in the market rates of several promi
nent articles, and to present a statement ot
the existing condition of these articles, in re
gard to price and supply, in which consum
ers are mostly interested,
i In the first place, then, Bacon has largely
! declined. A short time since, Hams were
classed among the luxuries of life, i he re
tail price ranged from 20 to 2) cents, end
the meat was difficult to obtain at even those
.extravagant rates. But the monetary revul
sion has caused all the plans of speculators
to “gang agley," and Hams may now be ob
tained at one shilling to 20 cents per pound,
retail—the latter an extreme price. The
tendency is still downward, and a3 the win
ter packing season is close at hand, a reac
tion is very improbable. V ith an unparal
leled corn crop in the \\ est, and a largr
increase in the supply of 11 »gs—a fact a*
ccrtained beyond civil or doubt—the price
i of porcino produces must inevitably come
j down. Lard, which is, of c »urse, included
' in this classification, has entered upon the
retrogrado movement, and housekeepers will
soon be able to pureha-e any desirable quan
tity at materially reduced rates.
Butter keeps up in eonsequ-'oeo of the dif
Acuity of obtaining supplies of Goshen oi
VVesterD, from the Northern markets. Conse
quently, the dealers in this city, have to rely
upon the mountain dairies for supplies, and
receivers, in the absence of competition, arc
“firm." A neplus ultra article may, how
ever, be obtained at [email protected] cents, by the
firkin, and the retailer who now a^ks 37]
cents per pound, must bo set down as tu
extortioner. From all accounts, the pro
duct of butter in the West, this year, has
been immense, and low prices may therefor*
■ be reasonably anticipated during the wintei
i months.
Corn Meal, which enters largely into do
! mestic consumption, has not varied in price
: for some time pa9t, but as tho crop of c *rr
-tin this State, this year, is acknowledged tc
! be prodigious, it is more than probable tha
I prices will recede in the course of a few
weeks. The general opinion last Fall war
j that the corn crop of ;5G bad been dimin
nished one-half by drought, but notwith
Standing the extraordinary drain from the
j granaries of the Piedmont and Tide Watei
farmers to supply the necessities of the Dan
. Valley tobacco growers, the supply of old
C->rn is not yet exhausted! If, then, th*
yield of \5G, which was supposed to ho ma
terially curtailed, still holds our, ought nol
the product of thisyoai’s growth prove t<
be superabundant: Corn meal must com*:
Coffee is in a state of abeyance. Th(
grades used by the poorer classes, and mear
rich folks, are tending downwards, but the
! other descriptions are “holding their own/
| Tea is unchanged, but drooping.
Flour maintains its price, and it lies no!
within our power to say whether a decline
or an advance may be next expected. From
i a daily consultation of the bc&t newsppei
authorities, we incline, however, to the he
lief that no material reduction will take place
1 in the existing rates. Jt is a fact worthy u!
note that the receipts of Flour, at Richmond
j since the 1st of July were several thousand
! barrels less than for the corresponding time
of last year, yet the inspection returns show
i an equal product. The large mills in thi:
: city have manulactured more Flour this year
; then they did last year—the increase of ship
ments to South America and other ports be
ing in the neighborhood of 10,000 bids.
Molasses and Sugar have colapsed, bu!
i the effect has not yet been fully experienced
in our retail market. 1‘rices, however, art
much lower, and the lovers of slap jacks and
and ryrup, may now smack their lips in bliss
ful expectation of “peace and plenty/' T<
give our readers an idea of the falling oft in
these essentials of the table, we copy the fol
lowing extracts, from the N. 0. Price Cur
rent, of the 28;h ult., with which we dost
the present chapter:
“The first considerable receipts of new
crop Louisiana sugar have come upon the
market at a moment of most extraordinary
financial difficulty, and at a period of low
water and little intercourse with the markets
of the interior. I ndcr these circumstances
only a portion of the quantity received has
found purchasers at all, and the prices, in
the lew transactions that have taken place,
show a very largo decline. A few small lots
of fair to fully lair have hern sold at 5J a
C*]e ; shawing a decline on this description
since last week of \ cts. per pound, and
i no buyers to go on at these rates.
“As in the ca>e of sugar, and from the
same causes, there has been an extraordi
j nary decline in the rates for molasses within
j the past few days. Our last report left the
| price at 40 cts. in barrels, on Friday. On
Saturday there were some small sale* at
about 30 cts., and on Monday, with receipts
of * <me 800 barrels, the price went down to
18 cts. before purchasers were found to any
considerable extent. \e«u»rday further salt*
| were made and about all the receipts have
been disposed of, the purchases including
some 400 barrels taken for the North, and
the quotations are 17(// 10 cts. in barrels,
and 180420 cts. per gallon in ball barn Is/1
i —Rich. Whitj.
The Slave c:a«e In ('inelnnaf >•
The telegraph mentioned yesterday that
three elavos—two girls and a man—belong
ing to Mr. Thornton Withers—who was on
his way from Missouri to \ irginia, had been
taken into custody at Cincinnati on a habeas
Corpus by abolitionists, with the view of set
ting them free, The Commercial of that
city eays*
When the writ was executed the children
! seemed overwhelmed with grief. They clung
: to their master with frantic energy, and re
j sisted efforts to separate them from him —
| Their pathetic shrieks and s dj* melted the
! hearts of witnesses, hut m* effort was made
! I.!...! >li A in lha (lii'A'i'H'rtn III
*„ ill: u i iu o viuwv/i < •> « - v r ^
1 duty. The “hoy,” who appears to be about
; thirty years of ago, relented intorlorence be*
| tween him and his master as impertinent,
and vehemently declared his desire to be
“let alone.” lie wanted to go to Virginia,
(Fauquier county,) where he has a wife. Af
ter the conclusion of proceedings in court, he
reiterated his desire, and declared his inten
tiun to go with his master. The youngest is
extremely interesting. St e is so nearly white
j that few would suspect her ot bting other
than tbe issue of white parents. Her
hair is brown and straight, and her features
not at all similar to the colored race. If
her master should claim to be her legal pro
tector as her sire, we suspect that few who
noticed the ftuiarkable resemblance between
them would gainsay his right. The other
j child is a bright mulatto, more than half
i white blood. The boy is also a mulatto, but
; is darker than the eldest girl. The ca3e was
! peculiarly calculated to excite the sympathy
| of witnesses. The trial resulted in the deliv
erance of the slaves to their maater, by Judge
-— -
Leonirdtown Races.
The Jockey-Club races over the Leonard
! town course came off as advertised last week,
and drew together a large concourse of per
I eons from all quarters, who rejoiced fur seve
, ral days in the presence of genuine St. Mari*
■ an hospitality. The races generally resulted
| in favor of the Virginia horses, except on
the last day, when “Sonoma,” owned by
Messrs. Bowie and Hall, beat tbe field in tbe
Sweepstakes, bearing off tbe palm from
several crack nags—among them “Pass Mi
oor,” considered one of the fleetest in Vir
ginia.— Planters' Advocate.
Baltimore Election.
Baltimore, Nov. 4.—There has been a
good deal of disorder aod some bloodshed.
The party in the Seventeenth Ward, (men
tioned this morning.) is not dead, but is se* i
riously, if not fatally injured. Another !
man was shot near tho Fourth Ward polls '
this evening, but whether fatally or other
wise it is impossible to say. The police have '
! captured a large quantity of arms in one or (
I two armories.
j Nine o’clock, P. M.—The Americans are
! now marching the streets with music and
! transparencies, with great r* j ticings. They
claim a triumph in the election of their
whole ticket in the citv. Scattering returns
indicate a gain on Fillmore’s vote when his
majority w as seven thousand. There is no
doubt that tho Americans have swept the
State. It will be midnight beforo we get
any complete returns from the ward*.
Eleven o’clock.— I’he vote for G *vornor
so tar as reported is as follows : M•»j >ritie-»
for Hicks —first ward 037, second 3<M), third
| 823, fourth 1,023. sixth 817, ninth 08, tenth
, 228, thirteenth 420.
i Twelve o’clock.—In this city, as far as \
i ascertained, the American nmj >rity exceeds
! 9,000. The whole American ticket is, of
course, elected, including Harris and Davis
for Congress, in the third and fourth Con
gressional districts. Scattering returns from j
the fifth district show gains for Kunkel
(Dein.) for Congress.
[The Sun of yesterday, details many cases
of disturbances, fighting, and rowdyism, at
i the polls—and instances of persons being
knocked down and stabbed. Several of the
! special police resigned and others would not
j act. As usual, each party blames the other,
! for the excesses.]
i Tiie Governor’s Vote.—The following is (
■ the vote for Governor, according to the in* j
complete returns received up to the hour of
■ going to press. The scratched tickets have
* been counted in but three of the wards:
i Hicks, (A.) 1C,233; Grouoie, (D.) 0,610.—
► In 1850, Fillmore’s American majority was
1 7,029.
’ In the various wards there are about 2,000
i ! split tickets still to count, only six wards be
; ing complete.
• I Third Congressional District.—The in
1 complete returns received frum the first eight
! wards of the city, composing with the S:h,
! 9th, 10th, 1 Itb, and 12th districts of Balti
more county, tho third Congressional dis
i trier, foot up as follows:
Harris. (A ) 0741; Whyte, (D.) 3549. In
1855, Vansant’s Democratic majority was
» 1 oZ.
i Harris’ majority in the five county districts
two years ago was 224, so that he is uodoubt*
i edly re olected.
Fourth Congressional District.—The in
i complete returns trom the last twelve wards
of the city show the following result:
Davis, (A.) 9493; Brooks, (D ) 3073. In
1^53, Davis's American majority was .3»>u. ,
The Baltimore American says:—“The !
election in this city yesterday was neither so |
| orderly, quiet or impartial as we had hoped j
1 | it would have proved: yet it exhibited so large
| a degree of these qualities, in view of the an
; teecdent excitement and the fears of general
riot and bloodshed which weie entertained,
that we think it a mutter of congratulation
that so much, in the face of circumstances so
adverse was accomplished. At some of the
polls disorder prevailed, and from many com
plaints were made that naturalized citiz?n9
were not permitted to vote. There was, how
ever, no extensive or general rioting, the dis
order being confined to individual tights and \
I to occasional skirmishes between rival fac |
tions. It is greatly to bo regretted that even
these should have occurred, cr that any por* i
! tion of legal v.»?e s, anxious to i xereise their i
rights, should have been excluded from the j
: polls. . i
The Mayor was prompt, determined, and
impartial in giving to his mran^ements lor :
the preservation of the peace all possible t-fti
ciency. Every complaint to him was re
| sponded to by the adoption ot su -ii means as
| seemed best suited to the emergency. Far- I
! ties of police were sent as required to differ- j
1 ent wards, and their influence used in restor \
ing order and protecting voters. Still there
Was much of disorder which no police vigi
lance or exertions could cheek.”
ha Klecilon.
Nkw Orleans, Nov. 3.—The State election
which was held yesterday was quietly con
ducted. Only a small vote was east. But
j little interest was felt in that city. F> nr
! members of Congress, members <4 the S ate
; legislature.and various State < Dicers were
J elected. The American ticket is successful
hy a considerable majority.
Klrctloii FtnikU in Hannm*.
The following paragraph which we copy
from a Kansas letter, (<nys the Fittsburgh
Commeroial Journal) is quite interesting
and suggestive:
“On (jov. Walker’s return from the pre
' oinct of Oxford, he halted at l/iwrenc**, and
taking out of his portfolio a large ro! 1 of pa
1 per, sail to the crowd that he wo old show
them a curiosity, if they promised not to de
stroy it. He then unrolled the returns oi
the "precinct of Oxford, (in K ansas,) which
contained one thousand six hundred and one
names, al! written in the same handwriting,
and which measured exactly fifty-four feet in
length! All (he. nanus, except me hundred
and twenty, were copied from * William's
Cincinnati Directory,' those commencing
with the 8ume letter following each other as^
regularly as they d> upon the pages of that ■
book !” * __
'I’li* Ps'intrrl v.
A Liverpool paper informs us that the im- !
j mouse estate of the Jennon* firnily has been |
formally taken possession of by Joseph Mar
tin, heic^at l iw. As a portion of the proper j '
j tv was purchased from the Daniels’ family ;
j bv Robert Jcnncns, tho father of William 1
! “the rich,” and, a'1 the .'alter died intestate,
j it descends to Mr. Joseph Martin, as an heir
loom. The other portions of the estate are
strictly entailed, and pass to Mr. Martin un
der wills which have been duly proved.
Virginia State Debt*
The interest on the whole debt amounts tj I
i J
$1,700,000 annually. It is paid hail yearly. ;
About $350,000 of tho amount is paid in '
i Richmond. The greater portion of the bal* :
ance is remitted to New York an-J L >r don, to j
j be disbursed to bond holders in those two
places. The interest accruing .and due in
July is sent to London early in June, so that j
it is alv.avs ready when called lor.— Fred, j 1
Iltrald. “ _ g h
Stocks and Payments*
No Resumption’Till July.—New York, ;
Nov. 3.—The stock market closed buoyant | y
to-day, with Reading at 33. Ileivy pay
ments were due to-day, but there were no i
important failures announced. <
The bank officers are nearly unanimous in c
j the opinion that the resumption of spede
1 payments cannot eafely take place before
July! g
Gov. Walker not to be Removed.
The following despatch, published in the Al- r
• bany Atlas, is decisive as to the story in re- j,
I lation to the removal of Gov. Walker:
Washington, Nov. 2, 1857. T
To lion. D. £. Sickels: There is not a ' r
word of troth in the removal of Walker aod t
Stanton. J. Buchanan, i s
P. Henry, Secretary.
The Indians.
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs has
received from Superintendent llaverty the j
annual report of Colonel A. II. Kedfield,
Indian agent for the Upper Missouri.
Colonel Kedficid left St. Louis on the 31-»t
of May. on a visit to the Indians on the Mis
souri ri\er. On the way he held a largo num
ber of councils with the different Indian tribes,
distributing at the same time the annuities
which had bcc >me due. Moat of them ex- j
pressed a desire to maintain peaceable rela* •
lions with their white neighbors.
Oj tho 1st of July Colonel Kedfield reach
el the village of the (Jros Ventres and Man
duns. Formal councils were held with these
nations in separate lodges. These Indians,
like the Kickarees. live in permanent habita
tions and cultivate corn, vines, and vegeta
bles, to a considerable extent. With proper
assistance and instruction, Col. Kedfield be
lieved that in a tew years these Indians, togeth
er with the Yanctons and Ksckarees, might |
make rapid progress towards civilization. — j
It would be necessary, however, to protect
them Irom the constant atticksand depreda
tions of the wandering bands of the Sioux.
These three distinct nations do not now
number over 1,500 or 2,000, the small-pox
having during the past year swept off fully
one fourth of their number. A few years :
einco the Mandems themselves numbered j
over 500 lodges; now they cannot count over j
40 or 50. The ravages of this fearful dis- '
ease have been terrible.
Col. Kedfield was at Fort William, at the
mouth of the Yellowstone river, on the 5 tb of
July. Here about seventy lodges of Crows
were assembled to receive their annuities.—
On being informed that the payment could
not be made, they expressed great dissatis
The Assiniboincs, it is beleived, suffered |
more from the ravages of the small-pox du
ring the past year than any other tribe.—
M'»ro than one-fourth of their whole number
have perished. Col. Kedfield found thirty
deserted lodges uear Fort William, the own
ers of which had perished by small pox. Con
trary to the custom of tho Indiaos, the dead
bodies were left exposed.
Oa the 3J of August last Mr. Malcolm
Clark, of the firm of Frost k Co., fur dealers,
was stopped on his way to Fort Benton by a
party of Assiniboines. Mr. Clark had with
him several boys and women of the Blackfeet
tribe. The Assiniboines, after having ac
cepted several present# and partaken of a
feast shot tho oldest of the Blackfeet and j
stole a keg of alcohol. Mr. Clarke acknow- i
ledges that he was about giving them the
spirits. This of itself was wrong, and !
should meet with general condemnation. J
The practice ol giving spirits to the Indians ;
has been fruitful of nothing but the murder
of defenceless travellers and the depredations
which have caused so much indignation
against the Indian race.— Union.
Three per Cent Consols*
By a recent exhibition the Public Debt j j
of Great Britain, it would appear that the 1
total debt bearing Three per Cent, inter
est exceeds 5M0 million Sterling; of which
the Three per Cent Consols (or consolidated j (
deb;) aim unt to about 400 millions. Of!
course, a reduction of 1 or J per cent, on the 1
market value of these funds is a momentous "
affair to the holders; and when the decline (
amounts to 1 or 2 or 3 per cent, a panic a- j
rnong the holders is apt to follow. Thus a ,
fall in Consols alone, being about ooo half
the national debt, is equivalent at
l per cent, to a loss of.#20,000,000 <
$ “ “ “ . 10,000,000 {
$ “ “ “ . 0,000,000
Bank expansion, Speculation, and over 1
trading, have a tendency, for a short time, to i
enhance the rates for public funds. This j
wa* strongly marked prior to the revulsion of i
1825 and 18407. Thus in 1822 3, Consols |
attained 83—8')] as their maximum values;
but in 182 l a, during a period of unpreceden- 1
red speculation, reached 941 a97. Agiinin (
18 {l 2 they were to 95J while iu 1844 5, t
when the Railroad mania prevailed, they i
reached 100* a 101J and during the famine (
years of 1817 8 sold as low as 78J. *
The expansive movement of 1851 2, fol- *
lowing the gold mania of that period sudden* j
lv raised the prices of Consols to 100$ in Dec.,
1852 and 101 in April, 1853, and during the
war with Russia (thirty millions sterling hav*
ing b* en added to the national debt) they
were quoted as low as 85J. . Since then they )(
have not reached par, but have ranged from
l»0 94. Nw\v, however, with highly unfavor
able feature in the national and in the com- *
merctal jsfftirs of KuglanJ, Consols have ;
again declined to 87 j; and when the people <!
•f Ragland begin to rcabze (as they soon y
will) the necessity for a further increase of 1
the nation il debt, to sustain an expensive war
in India, and with a pro-pect of paying hea* r
vily in gold fur foreign bread-stuffs, we fear t
Consols will recede to the low figures of the tj
famine year abovo mentioned. j
'This would be a calamity not only to i
Great Britain, but to the Cnited States: for *
there is a sympathy, and a growing one, be* v
tween the people of both countries, which the (
commercial relations of both people are cal- s
minted to foster.—X. V. Courier. t
— ^ c
rilllbmiterUni and (lie Mone(ary Crisis. $
"Hard times’' affect the tillibuster bubble *
<everoly. Instead of ton thousand men rea* 1
ly to invade Nicaragua, the projectors do a
riot appear to be able to raise ten thousand *
•cuts 1 -»r any such purpose. A telegraphic [
iespateh was recently published from Gal* ’
rerton, stating that a wing of the invading
army was about to leave tLut post. The [•
Galve-ton Civilian says : y
"Kfforts have f»een made to raise men in j
Texas, and some would doubtless go if they n
in m .inv rrmirii'nl n! anliutvtiin/tD ati<1 nac
---- r~j * a
but wo proMime they have no present assur- ||
mco of either. Nodl irthaa been made to tl
lisj: atch a vc-sel from this pirt with such 8
ruops, and we presume that such a measure
am- never contemplated.”
Money is as necessary to an army as tow- .
ler on the day of hatt’e. When the banks
wprndod. Walkerigiu collapsed also.—Phil- \
x&tlphi* ]j€>bjer.
n LOTHIXG ! ! rhr ip for ragh.— Money SAVED ^
vNn FAIR healing, at 322 Pennsylvania jhvnue, *
cticem (Jth an'l P)th hlrut*, ut the *•TALL .
UULSK."— Just opened, a largestock of REA- f
DY-MADE CLOTHING, at the following low ^
prices: ~
We can otfVr greater bargains in Clothing Y
han can b*1 ob’ained elsewhere in this city. ^
)wing to our building, we did not lay in our *
took as others did, and w> bought at great sacrp v
ices, owing to the state ol the market.
leavy Winter Overcoats.$ i GO to %10 00 ^
“ Body Coats. 3 50 to 10 00 *
31ack Cloth Coat*. 7 50 to 12 00 I ®
Vinter-lined Ca?s«mere Pants . 2 50 to 5 00 ^
Vinter Cassimere Vests, double
breasted . 1 25 to 2 00
Joys Overcoats. 2 75 to t 00
** Jackets. 1 5*1 to 3 00
Voolen Pants. 1 25 to 2 50 h
Having one oi the largest and finest assort- c
nents of CLOTH S asi> CASSI MERES in this h
ity, we are prepared to make CLOTHING to 1 a
•rder at the shortest notice. I u
322 Penn, avenue, bet. 9 h and lOth-sts. a
Washington. nov 3—dim ti
V? SILK, SATIN, .MODE, iic—lam now a
nanulacturing the Winter styles BONNETS, M
mong w hich are some particularly beautiful for
oung Ladies and Misses. Any style of Bon
et made to order at the shortest notice and -
one but the best material and workmanship £
ised. Old Bonnets repaired, put up in new ^
hape, &c. Please call and look. in
nov 5 RICHARDS’, No. 110 King-it,
The Maiia»iM
The present embarru
>y i<* mainly attribuub
ast Legislature to make an apprunr. k Y /
tH benefit, and the depr eiati »n t l t-’ Y ’
tnd Road securities in the market. '' ‘
»nds, according to a constitutional r 1
nent, must be accounted for atth# ir
ind they could not be di-posej !. Vx ’ . Y
iepreciation ruinous to the inter Y 'Y-'
lolder. lu the mean time, the a -
:erest on the b< n Js already |,M, .Y^V
iiust be met-tho roa 1 mtiM be k j • i, Y
ling order—engine and ear h.u* . t . ’
?rected—and the work on the ui.ti ;Y.
non of the line forwarded. I mi! .«M
these accumulating demand-, the ^,1*^
w ere compelled to suspend the w
took to the revenue derived from h>i h- . 1
to meet the current expenses.
The in’erest on the bonds already »; i. .
must be promptly met, or they u, o,. j ,Y;
ced into the marker, tall into the t.j,
speculators, at a great sacrifice. r<: Y
meet demanded in the shorten p .. •
regardless of the interests of the r Y
ry business man must s*e the result ;Y, '
proceeding. The avail tide tneici f 1
cotupauy not being adequate to u.-e# ,V [
emergency, it was deemed m-re prul -Y
advance the tariff of tolls slightly YY
sutfer the company to bo still !urt:,/r Y
barrassed by the contingency ref# rre i _
The friends of the road, we an -urc. «
cheerfully acquiesce in this aetbn f
ounpany, under existing cireumeU:^
Tenth legion.
sign to cast censure on the edit r [ the \ ...
ginia Sentinel, for gratifying his :h [.
office, by accepting the arp irnment of I*-. 7
in the Alexandria Canal Company. I#
natural for those who hanker after tb .
pots, to receive as a boon the smallest t.v r
On the sultry 13th of August Ik, \\:i
dog-star raging, when others retired frm
the heat of the noon-day sun, the nirj
editor was diligently engaged in getting up
a memorial, for a change of proxy, by «!ija
he was to be the recipient ot a new hor r.
This petitiou, known to but few, assigning
reasons why the change should be made,
was not alone relied upon, to accompli*.1! t •
desired end—a letter addres-oi iu :i r
of the Board of Public Works, \ \ .1 m s
French, urging similar reasons \ r the ch n
was superadded, to give force ar. l i-tiect t;
the scheme.
A trusty messenger was d.-i ivl l #
Richmond, to enlarge before the I'# :rl
Public Works, the views presented by
parties, striving to effect the change. I .
Board responded favorably to thi* ex; ar:*
testimony, and made the change de*:r 1 y
:he editor and his coadjutors.
Before the appointment reached how, :«
conversation with a gentlemin, as I v, .
ormt-d, the editor did not conceal his u;
ation of receiving it.
Notwithstanding his thorough kn -aI ;»
t ! I*
71 VMVHV V f V \ TT •» »V H M »7' ' • VV ' »l l * » .»«*
jired, the editor, in answer t> an ei ..r;.
is to the means u«el to get ml of the
;>roxy ef the state, and < f the pur|>o*«- *
:o be accomplished by the change, my*. *• t
he purposes of the Board ot Buhhc \\ :**
n making the change, Mr. McK*t/> U m
well able to judge as we. j<>r ir> h>n- •
•ommuniaition trhatmr with llu I
iny member ojit.” “li” (the appointment
‘was wholly unexpected, and very ur.wei
Can it be believed, this was intended f r *
air and candid answer to the enquiry, r
;hat it was not designed to leave the l il«i
mpreseion on the public mind, that he l .1
10 agency in effecting the change w i
irouglu him into the office '!
The adroit editor endeavors to ci»t fr n
limself, with a flourish, the gm r*l !
>f his desire for office—lie cann t rid Ir.nwu
0 easily of a palpable l »ct. In hi ^ ir •!; >
cr loaves and fishes, his meandering< u i
loubliogs have been revealed, and tie u;!
tepped so softly “the blind tilde lie .r i: *
1 footfall/' his footprints have been * i
md known. _ ‘v
[CoiMfl N!‘ \ if !•
Those Muskets*
Will some of our Democratic brethr i
jarned in the Law, inform us ur d- r wits’,
lause of tho Constitution of Virginia, ur
lovernor was authorized to send the •
trms to Baltimore, to he u«ed in » ; <•; •». r
lection? D has a very u*jty look to im. r l
re shall be gratified to find that it wa- n t
XdT A CARD — As lher e ms f»» i>
nisunderstaiidmg, in irgrrd to my pn *n* r*
ions to the Orange and Alexandria R.wii ■<!
esire to say that the arrangement by w.
assengers were transported over my in
Omnibuses, between Washington and the
ndria Dejiot, waa dissolved in Sepiemb* <•
> ben the contract leferred to, termuiat*.! ! "
(range and Alexandria Railroad Comp. ' .
ired to engage my coaches and team* '■>
:iis transportation on then ownimottnirx* .*
f my persona! agency, to which I agr*'
uch time as the same should he I
'ompany lias its own Agents, and tr ’■
hing. (my men included.) nndei i’« <1 1
gement and control, and it .s har !!y t i '
j bold me responsible lor the tre-i• ri »»
assengers. when I have nothing to do w
ey'ond tbf lurnishing ot drivers teatii'. ‘
ic., to do the mere hauling from «»i e p v * ’
Fie other. Because ol the unfortui.»'»*
d causing which I was entirely gin!'!*-- •’
lessrs. Wright and Thom, am I l<> i«
eprived of the necessary means ot su;*p r
lyself and family, and not allowed to «’**.
ny business whatsoever * I appeal to
c, and its sense of right arid ju*>tjre 1 -
ie persecution sought to he got up !
Frurtion. manifested through a r*or'*• • *
and elsewhere. HI <»H LAMM
nov 0—It
^ of Painted Tin. Cake I*.»x-* >r • /*'
Waiters and Tea Trays; Plate Wani'-r* * •
pry Lamps: Chamber Slop pad*. Hr.i^1
rs: Telly Streiners; (’ream Ko*/^* ’* •
*r Cake, Jelly, Ice (’ream, and V * g*,
toilers: Coffee Biggms; Knif* drays •
fat*; Chaffing Dishes; Oyster Va;.*1- 1 4
•ritaoia Coffee and 'Pea Pots. ( «*■*'*»»I; ,:S
.adles, Mugs,and Spittoons; Table I*
utlery; Plated Nut (bracks. Nut Pit v •
utters; Salad Forks and Spoons of I' ' ■
liver Plated Spoons, Forks. B itter K. •*
T.iveg; Castors; Cake Ba-ket*. and
apkin Rings; Fire Carrier*. Fir** I* / '
els and Tongs; Coal Hols andSr'f- ■
ren to hang on Crates: Scales and ^ * - 1
pire Mortars; Sausage Meat Carters
earers; Carjret Stretchers; Hearth a::'! 1 • t
rushes; Feather Dusters; Leather K- v I *' **
tep Ladders; Clothes Horse*. (or wa • >
oct 2£ Articles useful to Hons**";* •
A CARD— To the atixtns M .
On entering our new building, wfu***
ave just taken possession of. we return <rit * •
ere thanks to the people of Alexandria,
i, for their liberal patronage, and we ir { »r -
return, have erected a spacious ^ '
bich will be au ornament to the city. w*
large and airy saloon, with all con\» | lM l
od comforts for our customers; and .i
iblishment are all the necessary an i if
►r manufacturing and encouraging oi i; *
nd by a strict attention to justice and u -•* -
e hone to give satisfaction to all.
No. 322 Penn. av., bet. i»tb an»i • ■ •'
Washington, nov 3— 1 m —
»A BOXES Fine Tobatco; 20 boK*N°
E. P. Herrings; 20 boxes E. Dsir) ( ^ ’
store aod for sale low by ,,
oct 13—colon FORD Sc WICK UHL.

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