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R. W. WEAVER. EDITOR. ' - I Bloom* burg, 'I ImrsUny, Dec. 13, IBSS THE RPACTION. 'When tbe Sunday liquor law passed, every Toice pronounced in itS favor,and public sen timent sustained its most rigid enforcement. This was the case both in country and city, It was a step in the right diiection, arid one fot which the moral education of the people had opened the way. But utter the passage •ol the "Restraining Law" there was such a reaction in the public mind upon this subject that the Sunday liquor law suffered many vi olations with impunity. In the city ol Phil adelphia it could no longer be enforced, and the Mayor detailed a set of public officers to go into taverns on Sunday, without their badges; and there to buy liquor, that they might become witnesses against those who sold it. The Grand Jury last week look this subject into consideration and made the fol lowing presentment: " Another consideration presents itself, in the fact that officers are instructed to turn business of pre- SV"' I I'LlMU jaoe. to t.er wl, tii*y have to jiiytfi! -• t...: tive, and that it will not promote the cause ol morality or good order to degrade a police officer to the position of a spy upon the pri vute actions and habitations of our citizens." The Sunday liquor law would have been safe, and the "Liquor Leagues" would never have been heard of if hypocrisy and knavery had not last winter disgusted every temperate mind with their shumeless bartering lor po Iticit! capital. Men who were pitiful spec fades with mania potu, and those who were found drunk at the brothel were set up by these political gamblers as Temperance can didates, and some such were elected to vote for a law based neither upon the public will, nor any sound political or moral principle. When the pendulum is drawn lar towards one side it will next swing far toward the other. The strict Puritanic ago of Cromwell was naturally followed by the most dissolute and licentious reign of Charles 11. The hu man tnind revolls at hypocrisy and deception, and these sometimes awaken instincts and passions that do not leave reason unembar rassed. Human nature has its infirmities, and this is of ti.em. He who ministers to it is responsible for the result; and if the cause of Temperance now suffers from the reac tion in the public mind, those must answer for the damage who prated loudly about temperance while they cared otdy for politi cal success in the election of Pollock. BUCK NOTICES. HARPERS' MAGAZINE—VVe have received the December number promptly from Will iam Patton, the general periodical agent at Hoboket:, N. J. Its Illustrated papers are The Conquest of Mexico, by John S. C. Ab bot ; Remembrance of the Mississippi, by T.Thrope; A Ttip lo Newfoundland, being a history of the Telegraph Cable party : Hon. Mr. Bloemup's Congressional Experience, and Fashions. The Knocker, a tale by lb o author of Loss and Gain, is very excellent, and there are several other fine stories, with theVsual editorial record of monthly events, chit-chat, &c. PENNSYLVANIA FARM JOURNAL.—This ex cellent agricultural journal which ought In be in the bands of every larmer, will hereaf ter be under the editorial charge of David A. We'ls, A. M , as principal, and A. M. Spangler, as assistant Editor, both very emi nent writers on agricultural subjects. No pains nor expense are spared lo mi ke this journal rank with the be.t publication of the kind in the Union, and the price, SI per an num, is so low as to place it within the reach of all. Published by Samuel Einler. & Co., N. E. Corner 7th & Market Streets, Philadel phia. The Close ol Court. In the suit of Jacob Hosier vs. Benjamin P. Frick, the defendant contended that many of the sills delivered by plaintiff were detec tive and condemned by the engineer. Ver dict for plaintiff for $305 02. George Strieker vs. Alexander Malcom After hearing one witness the defendant gave judgment. Peter Blank vs. Benjamin P. Frick. This was another suit for railroad sills. The de fendant alleged that the plaintiff could not recover lor more than 5400 sills in the pres ent action which was upon covenant. Verdict plaintiff for $55 06. License to sell liquor under the new law, was granted to Eliaa Mendenhall. Court adjourned on Friday morning. SUNDAY WORK.—In Mirtlin county, Pa.,l recently a justice of the peace summarily convicted a number of persons for an irtlrae lion of the Sunday law, in doing the work necessary to keep in blast the anthracite fur nace of Etting, Graff it Co. The case was cemanded to the Court of Common Pleas of the county by writ of certiorari, which tri bunal, after a careful reviewal of the facts, tsversed the decision of the justice of the peace. Judge Wijson. in delivering the opinion of the Court, said that he was satis fied that the injuries consequent on the slop page of the blast of such furnaces for twen ty-four hours out of every seven days, wotdd be so great and general as essentially to be fatal to the manaluclure of iron in this coun try, and that the act of Assembly prohibiting worldly employment on the Sabbath does not impose a fine for the work necessary to keep a furnace in blast. LECTURES.— Mr. C. W. Todd proposes to deliver n series of lectures upon Physiology and Hygiene in several places in this county. The subject is the same upon which Dr. Lambert interested the people of thie place so highly, and Lambert and Gleason were not long since beginners in their business of lec turing like Mr. Todd. We wish him syepeap in bis enterprise. A Common-Sense Decision. In a suit at Cincinnati lately, against a newspaper for publishing a rumor of the suspension of a certain business man, a ver dict having been given for the defendant, and the plaintiff having moved for a new ■rial. Judge Storer remarked that every man's reputation for solvency was a matter of pub lic discussion connected with the commer cial business of the country, anil if a pttbli- I ration, such as that charged to have been ; made in the defendant's newspaper, was j made front good motives, and without mat | ice, and the party made nil the reparation in his power afterwards, the jury might well re fuse to give damages. Newspapers in these days have become the chronicles of all pub lic events, and whatever is proper for busi ness men to know, the editor, being guarded in his manner of stating facts, and publishing nothing but what he supposed at the time he had good authority to state, would have the right to publish in his newspaper. But if he published anything of this kind wantonly, unnecessarily, and with an intention to in jure, he would of course be liable. If he publi-hed gnything merely as the business history of the Jay, and what was supposed to be the common understanding or general report in the community, the implication ol malice would be rebutted from the circum stances in the case. The court could not set aside the verdict of the jury, as they believ ed substantial justice had bean done, and that the patty did not intend to injure the plaintiff. .lot Quite L'xhiinsted. The London Times, which latelv under | look to show that Russia was nearly exhaust ed in her means of defence by the war, and her finances dreadfully crippled, has a long article now to prove thai the army and ma terial resources of that naiion are very far from being destroyed, and that her financial means are still sufficient to prosecute the war; in fad, thai Russia is still a very for midable power for aggression and requires a lew more hard blows to bring her to reperi lance and incline her to peace. This is | doubtless the proper toi.e to adopt to induce the people to make the pecuniary sacrifice® necessary to a campaign neat season. But it Russia possesses such exliaustless means | of defence, is rich in the materials of war, able to replenish Iter armies, having abun , .lance of food, possesses an excellent sub ! stitu'.e for coin in her paper money, and able ' from her vast internal trade and commerce | to keep distress from her people engaged in i trade and business, the prospect of peace, | depending upon her yielding to demands j grown now more arrogant and exacting than j tleise she refused at the commencement of the contest, is not ve-y flattering. Those who have been nursing the hope that defeat and disaster had greatly humbled the pride of Russia, will probably begin with the Times to think that some mote hard blows, j and a good many of them, are necessary | before peace will be declared a necessity to be had it any sacrifice.— Ledger. DEATH or LIEUT. COL. SAMUEL MILLER.— Col. Samuel Miller, of the United Stales Ma rine Corps, was yesterday gathered to his fa titers, full of years and lull of honors. Col. Miller, in our lale war with Great Britain, j distinguished himself in the most marked I mor.ner upon the Canadian frontier. Wheu : asked by his Commander whether he could I lake u certain battery posted on an elevation, | which was cutting the American forces to } pieces, he modestly replied—"f will try."— lis did try, and was successful, and turned its l;ro upon the enemy. The Colonel might justly be considered the ''bravest of the brave." He hail a very commanding person, with an j eye of ami was as modest as he was brave. He had lived much beyond the al j lolled tune of t.nan, being eighty-one years of age. His deeds t'f daring in the tented field is now a matter of .history, and his memory wilt be revered by unborn millions, who will emulate his patriotic heroism.- Pennsylvinian of the 10th. Death of A. 11. Simmons of the Philadel phia Ledger. PHILADELPHIA, Sunday, Deo. 9.—'The death of Azariah H. Simmons, one of the proprie tors of the Public Ledger, occurred this morn ing. He was distinguished for his genial so cial qualities, strict business integrity, and enterprise. In connection with his snrvivirg partners, he twenty years since commenced the publication of the first successful penny paper in this City. The deceased was pos sessed of a strong constitution and powerful frame, but his death was nevertheless sudden, occurring after a confinement of only three days. The deceased was 49 years of age, was a native of Norwich, Ct., and was exten sively and favorably known in this and other cities of the Union. He was a printer by trade, and worked on the New York Evening Post under Major Noah. f MECHANICAL INVENTION.—An advertise ment having been published in the Scientific American, holding fonh a reward of ten thousand dollars for the best contrivance by which two sides of a stone pyramid could be sawed at the same time, the inventive ener gies of the country wore set to work, and iu less than a month more than a hundred sew ing-machines were submitted to the Com rnissiouei ol Patents. The number of pat ented inventions for the year 1855, including the present mouth, is estimated at two thou sand—an increase of two hundred over the previous year. All the Secrets of Love —Who wants to be married 1 Who wants to learn all the art and mysiery of love by means of which any heart ntay be won, no matter how obdurateT Pro lessor Rondoul, of New York, in his wonder ful book on the "Bliss ol Marriage," has set tled the whole matter. It ia advertised in another column. VIRGINIA U. S. SENATOR.— Richmond, Ph., December 6th. —The Legislature of Virginia, to-day, re-elected tbe Hon. James M. Mason United States Senator, (or six years from the 4th of March next, over Summers, f Amer ican,) by 58 majority of joint vote. (Ebtuationoi. TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. The Teachers' Association of Columbia County meet, pursuant lo call, at the Semi nary in Millville, on the Bih of December, at 10 o'clock, A. M., and John G. Rich, one of the Vice Presidents, look the chair. The proceedings of the last meeting were read, and Wm. Burgess, on behalf (f the Executive Committee, stated that a number of Teachers had been invited by the Corres ponding Secretary lo produce essays or ad dresses on various subjects, and that some were present, prepared no doubt, to respond to the invitation. On motion, Lewis Appleman was appoint ed to fill a vacancy in the Executive Com mittee. A Committee consisting of H. Coons, Geo. Risliel, and Mary Ann Rich, were appointed to confer with the members of the Executive Committee present to mature business for toe afternoon. Then adjourned to half past 1 o'clock. AFTERNOON SESSION. Met pursuant to adjournment, R. W. WEA VER, the President, presiding. A number ol Teachers from different parts of the County had now assembled, and an attentive audi ence of ladiea and gentlemen mostly from the vicinity were awaiting the deliberations of 'he Association: The conslitti'ion was read and presented for signatures. On motion, Dr. P. John and John K. Evas were elected honora'y members of the As sociation. Miss Elvila Wright read an essay on the value of education. Lewis Appleman re sponded to a call for some remarks on com position as an exercise in schools. He con sidered it a very useful part of school exer cises, but that it was often disliked by the pupils for the wunt of being presented in an attractive manner or enforced with a due re gard lo its inseparable relations. He thought it should be taught with Grammar in orJer lo illustrate the meaning and relation of wotds and the proper structure of sentences—that teachers should strive to blend the two exer cises by a gradual process of familiar illus- I nations, so as lo make each an aid to the oth er; and it would be not only more interesting but more useful and conducive to the pro gress of the pupils in the culture of cor- I reel habits of thought and critical observa tion in the study of our language. Mr, H. Coons read an essay on the organ ization and government of schools, but re marked that as school discipline had been assigned lo another he had not dwelt on that part with so much length. Miss Mary Ann Rich read an essay on the advantages ot Teachers' Associations. Wm. Burgess made some remarks on the same I subject, and thought it was not fully appreci ated by the mass of Teachers in our county. Great progress had been made within a few years however, and as he know that many important citanges and improvements had been wrought in many parts of our State through the agency of such associations, it 1 was hoped that ourTeaqhers would not stand alool from the good cause, but would aid by their influence and example and (heir willing ness lo sacrifice something to promcte their own advancement and that of their schools, | by thus meeting to learn from the experience of others. He thought Teachers should make their profession their study, and to this end he recommended every Teacher lo subscribe for the Penna. School Journal published at Lancaster by Mr. Burrowes, in order to keep posted up in the educational department cf our own state affairs. It was also announced that the State Teachers' Association, a most efficient organization and influential lor good, would meet in Philadelphia, about Christmas lo continue in session for several days. Mr. Weaver followed with some impres sive remarks, and thought that the success | of Teachers in their profession would in a great measure depend upon their own exer tions in keeping pace with the improvements of the age, which they could in no way bet ter do than by associated effort—that if im pelled by this laudable zeal they would be willing to meet, as in Teachers' Institutes of other countries, for several days in succes sion, to teach and take lessons of one anoth er, and learn by practical demonstration on, the black-board or otherwise, the best modes !oof. f imparting instruction and of conducting class-"* 0 I" obtain the most favorable results. The v*ay to improvement was now open ed ; at.'d if teachers did not embrace the op portunity a."d oress l lreir chance to learn from the experienco of iff others, there could no longer be any eXL'Us'" for their imperfections or want of proficiency. He suggested that at future meetings of th- 0 Association it might be well to have tbe order of business em brace practical illustrations Ot teaching the different branches of study. Mr. Todd introduced the subject of Physi ology as one that should early be miugfed with elementary instruction.' He thought that many evil and pernicious habits, which prove injurious to health, are acquired in youth and are mainly attributable to igno rance. II the body is diseased, or the func tions of the system deranged or perverted, the mind will likewise be effected; hence we cannot expect to have a sound mind without a sound body for it to dwell in.— Mr. Todd further stated that he proposed de livering a course of lectures in our county if he met with any encouragement, and he in tended by tbe aid of suitable charts and plates lo illustrate the aubject to all who are desirous to learn. Dr. P. John followe'l with soma pertinent thoughts and suggestions on the same topic, And thought that a knowledge of physiology and hygiene was more intimately connected with the well being of our schools than is communly supposed—that many of the die eases under which humanity is suffering, such as the curvature of the spine, contracted from bad habits of position indulged at schools— that pulmonary consumption is often induced by the habitual compression of the chest, by the want of exercise and by breathing the vi tiated air ot the scbool room, —that when numbers are crowded together in low apart ments without ventilation, the air is soon de prived of its due proportion of oxygen—it is loaded with carbon or other impurities and a feeling of inactivity and mental sluggishness is the necessary result, so that it is no won der that many are wont to assert that it does not ngree wtth their children to go to school. All of these things he thought could begreally modified by the intelligent teacher by impart ing impropriate advice and instruction, and, in calling the attention of directors and patents to those necessities which the comfort and best interests of the school demand. Mr. Burgess coincided in the views ex pressed, and offered 'he following resolution, though he fell that there are many other sub jects which demanded expression as well as th is but which lime would not permit us now to consider. Resolved, That as the opinion of this asso ciation, ihe subject of Physiology and Hygi ene is too much neglected by teachers and others—that a knowledge of this important branch is eminently connected with the du ties of tho teacher and the welfare of soci ety ; and we earnestly commend the subject to the attention ol School Directors, parents, and friends ot educational progress, that 'hey may embrace every opportunity to impress the minds of youth with its useful tenden cies and encourage all to examine its claims as a proper subject for study in our schools. The resolution wan adopted. An essay by John G. Freeze, Esq., on School Discipline, was then read by Mr. Weaver. All the essays were highly inter esting and will be published. After some further interchange on the ob jects of tho society, and the time and place of future meetings, on motion of L. Apple man, the Association adjourned to meet at I.ight-Streel on the first Saturday of March next. WM. BURGESS, Rcc. Sec'y. AN ESS AY, Read to the Teachers' Association at Millville, Dec. B th, 1855, by Miss MABV ANN RICH. TEACHERS' ASSOCIATIONS—THEIR ADVANTAGES AND INFLUENCES : Progression and improvement in almost every pursuit ir. which man is engaged have become the order and the watchword of the age. And as an effectual means for the pro motion ot improvement, we see associations formed, and conventions called, where the agriculturist, the fruit-grower and the me clianic in almost every art, may display their productions, their improvements and their inventions, for the benefit of those engaged in like occupations. So in the religious and the moral world, much good has been found to result from associated action. Then why not form Teachers' Associa tions? which must, if conducted with a proper spirit of enterprise, exert a beneficial influence by elevating the profession of teachers; inspiring a spirit of emulation and improvement in knowledge and skill in the art of teaching. If we cannnt carry with us the fruits of our labors, much may be gained by an interchange of ideas and experiences. ! One may have adopted an improvement in 'he mode of leaching one branch of knowl edge and another in another, which should be made public, that all might enjoy their advantages. There are few more important offices in which we may engage than that of teacher and instructor of the young. Few which re quire a greater amount of knowledge, skill and menial discipline. To the teacher, next to the parent, is consigned the mental and moral training of the youth of our land—an arduous and noble calling. Who thai has ever engaged in it, but has felt its importance and responsibility? and also at times his in adequacy to apply or to invent means to produce desired results?—that there was need of improvement in the mode of teach ing this or that branch of knowledge, or in the means employed to maintain a proper discipline and restraint upon the wayward spirits of those placed under his care? Many noble and gifted minds are engaged in this profession ; and as in the past many improvements have been adopted, so in the future, as mind becomes developed and ma lured, we may still look for important changes in the mode of imparling instruction. And it should be the duly oi teachers lo make use of every means within their reach lo obtain a knowledge of these improve ments, that the numberless youth who now spend their days and years in the school room, sacrificing time, money, and health it self, may be benefitted by our labors and ac quirements—thai their minds may be culti vated and strengthened— taught to reason and to reflect, and to perceive the beauties and the wonders of created nature, which have been unfolded by the light of science. And what more effectual means for the difiusion of information on these subjects could be adopted than the formation of as sociations, tliat all might meet together and in terchange thoughts and sentiments, inspiring each other with a spirit of emulation which is a powerful incentive lo action, so that when we bear of the success which has at tended the efforts of others, we will be in duced, if actuated by correct motives, to go ami ufl likewise? But that these associations may became advantageous, it is important that those co.npoeing them should be wil ling to do what ?hey can to render them so. Not merely lo sit d.own and listen to what others may say, but each ene should be wil ling to throw in his or her mile, little though it may he. And here another advantage might arise, aa it is only by the exercise ol our poweis of mind that they are cultivated and fitted for action. And though we may be able to do but little at first, if we are wit ling and exercise our talents to do that little we shall in lime be able to do more, and thus become belter fitted for the discharge of our duties in the school-room. SCHOOL MEGTINO.—A meeting of the citi zens of this place was held last evening in the Court House to take into consideration matters relating to the public schools of this district. The School Directors tendered their resignation to the people, and, after some discussion, a resolution was passed unani moualy by the meeting declining to accept the resignation. So the Directors and the schools go on as heretofore. GT Tire proceedings of the Agricultural meeting of the 6th inst. were furnished to us on this Wednesday noon too late for our paper. The Magnitude of Numbers. Bui few persom hare any oorrect idea of the real magnitude Of numbers, and large sums are often named with a very limited and indefinite conception of their immensity. A million is often spoken of as a small item in our national expenditure, and yet if a man wore to count 8 hours per day, it would re quire nearly three months to count n million of dollars ; and if the dollars were l| inch in diameter and laid touching in a straight line, they would reach 136 miles ; and 14 wagons carrying two tons each, would not be suffici ent to convey them. A quadrillion of leaves of paper, each only the two hundrelh part of an inch in thickness would form a pile, the height of which would be 330 limes the moon's distance from the earth. The seconds in 6000 years are less than the one filth of a trillion. Suppose a man to count one in every second of lime, day and night, without stopping to rest, to est, to drink, or to sleep, it would lake 32 years to count a billion, or 32.000 years to count a trillion, even as the French under stand that term. Some writer stated in an article headed, "What becomes of all the pins?" that "mil lions of billions of pins must vanish," no lody can tell bow, or where, in the course of a year. Many pins, undoubtedly, vanish every year; but any mathematician will de monstrate to us that a single billion has nev er yet been manufactured. A billion, accord ing to Noah Webster, is a ''million of mil lions"—a number so vast that the human mind has not the capacity to comprehend it. A manufactory, making a hundred pins per minute, and kept in constant operation, would only make fifty-two millions five hundred and ninety-six thousand per annum, and would require near 20,000 yeare, at the same ratio, without a single moment's hesi tation, to make that number called a billion. Education in England and America- Great Britain, by universal acknowledgment stands next to the United States in liberty and general intelligence. But the difference between the two is nevertheless vast. For while, in the United States, the rule is that every citizen has a vole, and the exception that he has none, in Great Britain it is the re verse. Nor is the difference less in the diffu sion of education. The statistics, on this point are not properly known, and, therefore, we shall devote a few moments to them. It appear*, from the census of 1851, that there are, in Great Britain, about five mill ions of children between the ages of three and fifteen. Of these thiee-fifths of a mill ion are at work, two millions go to school, and two millions and a quarter neither work nor go to school. Half of these scholars, moreover, are taught at private schools, pro ving that they belong to families of the mid dle class. It follows that only about one million of the children of the laboring popu lation go to school, while two millions and a quarter grow up in idleness at home or in the streets. In other words, but forty-two per cent, of the English people, not belong ing to the nobility, gentry, or richer portion of the middle classes, enjoy the advantages of education. Now, how is it in the United States'? We hare no statistics at hand which exhibit the condition of education in the nation at lartte, Tor the Southern States, owing to their divis ion into castes, are deficient in such statistics. But in the Northern States there is no defi ciency of accurate information on this sub ject. Generally, in those States, about sev enty-five per cent. of the children between [ the ages of three and fifteen attend school.— | Even in Wisconsin, one of the newest States, there are ninety-five thousand scholars, in a I population, between four rears of age and twenty, of one hundred and thirty-eight thou sand. In New York, out of one million one hundred and fifty thousand, between four and twenty-one years cf age, eight hond;ed and sixty-seven thousand attend school. In Con necticut, there are seventy-four thousand scholars, in a population, between four and sixteen years of age, of ninety-six thousand. It thus appears that education is diffused in the Northern States to nearly twice the ex tent it is in England. Can we wonder, in view of this fact, at the superior capacity of the American for self-government. The educational statistics, in England, re veal other facts, alarming to those who wish well to liberty in that country. The great majority of the children of the British labor ing population never attend school after they are ten years old. Two millions never go to school at all. A large portion consequently grow up to ignorance and untlirlft, if not to vice and crime. This fact explains why it is so common a thing, in Great Britain, for pauperism to be hereditary—"why," lo use the words of an English writer, "falber, son and grandson, with their respective families at their heels, go trooping to the overseers, every Saturday for their weekly allowance." It appears also that the laboring population does not avail itself even of the educational advantages offered lo it. The poorer class, in Great Britain, are neither educated, nor wish to be educated. The peasantry has been kept down, through so many ages, that they are without even the energy to rise. While this condition of things continues England will never be a republio. Neither a nation, nor a class within a nation, ever becomes free, till its members are capable to earn and hoJd their freedom. If the suf frage wa bestowed on the British people, in discriminately, to-day, they would sell their votes, to-morrow, as too many of the free holders do now. Until education becomes more general iR England, the educated clas ses will make tools of the ignorant. While half the children of England continue to grow up illiterate, the English aristocracy, and commercial classes will rule that fair land. tw The production of Henry A. Wise, which the reader will find on our first page to-day, will pay lor twice reading it. ESTRICX or GRAIN. —Sinoe the late arrivals from Europe the price of grain has declined. Should ibe negotiations now making for peace be successful there will be a tremendous fall in the price of breadstuff* and provisions. THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. FIUBT SESSION. WABHINOTON, Deo. 6. House.—After the calling of the roll, Mr Whitney withdrew the name of Hamphrej Marshall as a candidale for Speaker. The House then, on motion, resumed the balloting for speaker, the several ballots re soiling as follows: 16th 17th 18th I9lh 20th 21 Richardson, 72 73 72 71 71 71 Campbell, 79 69 62 57 48 4f Pennington, 9 10 11 14 19 it Fuller, 20 21 21 23 22 21 Wheeler, 10 11 10 11 12 IS Banks, 6 14 18 18 23 21 Smith, of Ala., 14 10 11 1 8 1 Scatteiing, 11 10 12 10 13 f Whole number of votes polled on the las ballot, 211—npcessary to a choice, 106. The House then adjourned. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. House.—The House, on motion, resume! the balloting for Speaker, when the 22J ant 23d ballots were taken, Rod resnllod as fol lows: 22d. 23d Richardson, 73 73 Campbell, 74 7! Banks, II j( Fuller, 80 1( Pennington, 9 < Wheeler, 11 II Smith, of Alabama, 3 I ZollikofTer, 9 Ifi Scattering, 11 II There being no choice, Mr. Campbell, with the indulgence of the House, said : The country is looking upon our proceedings with deep anxiety, and every member is ready to acknowledge the importance ol a speedy organization. We have now been voting five days. Twenty-three voles have been taken. I find, through the partiality of my friends, I have received on six of these votes a higher number than any other candidale before the House, and in all a greater num ber than any candidate in opposition to the administration. Yet it is obvious to me thai it is impossible for my friends to succeed, unless lean perform one of two conditions, viz: repudiate my well known principles on slavery and Americanism, or in some way, directly or indirectly, make pledges as to the organization of the committees, which would amount to a sacrifice of my self-respect, and make me, in my judgment, a fit object fot public contempt. Under these circumslan ces, and feeling that tho interests of the country require an organization, and rdgard | ing these interests as paramount to every > other consideration, I withdraw my name ae a candidate; and, in taking my seat, I desire ! to express to my friends, who have shown | so much fidelity, my sincere gratitude, and to my political opponents, who have given evidence of their personal regard, my thanks. 1 The ballotings were then again resumed, I with the followirg result:— 241h. 25th. 26th. 67th j Richardson, 74 72 72 73 | Ranks, 41 44 46 42 j Fuller, 19 23 27 28 I Pennington, 18 18 17 17 I Wheeler, 11 10 9 7 j Zollikofier, 15 12 9 S J Thurston, It 6 8 7 | Washburn, 6 8 5 6 ! Scattering, 26 24 27 16 j Whole number of voles polled, 215 nec j essary to a choice, 108. No election. Ad : journed. WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. ' House.—The roll having been called, the j ballolling for Speaker was resumed, result | ing as follows : 28lb 29tb 30th 31st 32.t 33! j Richardson, 73 73 73 72 72 73 | Banks, 85 97 98 99 100 10C Pennington, 8 6 4 4 2 1 Fuller, 26 18 28 29 30 3( Thurston, 3 2 ZollikofTer, 8 5 5 5 5 1 Wheeler, 5 6 Scattering, 9 14 12 12 12 1 Whole number of voles polled, 222—tjRc | essary to a choice 112. I WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. HOUSE. —The election for Speaker was re sumed, and stood as follows: 35th 36th 37:h 38th 390 Richardson, 76 76 76 75 7( Banks, 105 106 107 107 101 Fnller, 29 29 28 28 2f Zollikofier, 4 4 4 3 3 Scattering, 11 11 9 12 1! There being no choice the House adjourned WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. HOUSE.— The balloting for Speaker was resumed with the following results: 40th. 41st. 4 2d. 43d Richardson, 74 74 75 7! Banks, 107 107 106 107 Fuller, 27 28 27 2S Zollikofier, 4 3 3 3 Orr, 2 2 S Scattering, 13 II it < Whole number of votes oast, 225—neces sary to a choice, 113. So there was no elec tion. Mr. Stanton—lt is apparent we canno come to a result in the present condition o things. There seems to be a necessity eilhet for an out-door oonference or a change to i plurality by resolution. With a view to giv ing the majority opportunity for one more efiort to nnite, I move an adjournment. Mr. Cobb of Ala.—l second the motion. Mr. Houston to Mr. Stanton—Do you think you can unite 7 Voices—'We'll try.' 'Give us the chance.' The motion to adjourn was then negatived. The balloting was then again resumed, re sulting as follows: 44tb. 46th. Banks, 107 106 Richardson, 74 74 Fuller, 28 27 Zollikofier, 4 4 Orr, 2 2 Scattering, 10 10 Whole number of votes oast, 223—neces sary to a choice, 112. Flour for the Crimea.— Within two or three weeks past, some 20,000 barrels of flour have been purchased by a firm in Detroit, Mich., for the British Government, at an av erage of 87 75 per barrel. The Schuylkill Canal. —The President ol the Schuylkill Company has given notioe that the shipment of coal by that route will cease on the 15th inst., and that the Canal will be closed on the 20th for repairs. APPOINTMENT.— James Stowjrt, of the Elev enth ward of Philadelphia, has been appoint ed a Deputy United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to fill a vacancy The Bread Agitation In England. The Queen Refuses to Receive a People's Depu tation. Three open air meetings were held on Sun day in South Staffordshire and the neighbor hood of Birmingham upon the subject of the high price of bread. Two of these meetings were in the morning ; one at Spon-lane, Staf fordshire, and the olhai at Deritend-pool, near Birmingham. At the former 10,000 people were present, and it was resolved to send a deputation to the Queen to represent the alleged grievances of the people in the matter of dear bread. At Deritend-pool about 1,000 persons were present, and several speeches were made by operatives. The afternoon meeting took piece at Hookley Pool, near Birmingham, and was attended by 1,200 persons. Here the proceedings were mixed up with lite people's charter and the wri tings of Mr. Urquhart. A Mr. <3. While read a memorial to the Queen which had been agreed to in the morning at the Spou lane meeting. It was to the effect that the people of South Staffordshire were suffering great privations in consequence of the high price of food; and it prayed her Majesty to issue an order prohibiting the exportation of j grain, and to establish public granaries, and j check undue speculation in corn. Mr. White staled that he had written to her Majesty's | Private Secretary, asking tvhen it would be | convenient to receive the deputation, and that he had received an answer to the effect that memorials to the Queen should be pre sented through the Secretary of Stale for the Home Department. The speaker proceeded to say that the memorial had been the result of a solemn vole from a respectable meeting at Spon lane, and that if the Queen would not accept itfom the people, they would depute two members of Parliament to present it, and that it should not Ie sent to Sir George Grey to burn in the fire. He then asked if the meetiag wished the memorial to be presented to the Queen and not to Sir George Grey, and nearly all the persons present held up both hands.— In conclusion, the speaker proposed a reso lution which he said had been adopted at the Spon lane meeting, declaring thai "a full and free representation of the people was the only remedy for their grievances." This proposition, however, was not seconded. It was announced that another similar meeting is to be held next Sunday. A Mr. Hawkins said he had that morning addressed a meet ing which was held at Kidderminster, and was attended by 5,000 persons. 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