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NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE
AMERICANS AT CINCINNATI.
This convention of delegate met t Cm.
tisutti on Wednesday. Delegates were pre
tent Iroin itt folkntuitf Slates: Ohio Indi
Kiit, Illinois, Vermont, Rhode Island, l'ei n
' svlvanis, Massachusetts and Michigan.
The Convention wae organized by the ap
pointment of Gen. Williamson, of Pennsylva
nia, SS Preslilen'., and Mr. Daltenhawer, of
Illinois, it Secretary.
A resolution to exclude tlx Reporters was
t fly. fed, discussed and adopted. Afterward a
person vets apecially delegated to communi
ate to the Reporter! what transpired in '.he
Convention.
The following gentlemen were eppoirted h
committee on Permanent Organization:
Wick, of Ohio; Knight, of Rhode Island;
tSetr, of Illinois; 'Mattocks, ol Ver iiont; Al
len, of Mass.; Knapp, of Mich.; Wise, of
Pennsylvania, and Moody (if Indiana.
The committee reported the following
t&cers, which wsa unanimously adopted:
President. Hon. Thus. H. Ford, ot Ohio.
Vice Presidents Win. Sneets, of Indiuna;
and 8. M. Allen at Mass.
Sitcretarit -W. W. Danenhawer, of III.,
cad Richard Coulter of Penn.
Ex Gevernor John'on, of Pcnn , and Mr.
fuests, of Indiana, were appointed to escort
Hie PresiJsnt to the chair.
Oil taking his saat the President addressed
in Convention.
Mr.- Da a son, of Indiana, offered resnlu-
in reference to section XII of the Phila-
tielpliia platform, recommending that it be
expunged, and taking the position that the
question of slavery was sectional, and should
fi.it be intermixed with tNn issues of the
American parly.
Mr. Spooner, ol Ohio, moved that the reso
lution be relerred to a committer of one from
smell State, te whom all resolutions on the
name subject should bo referred The motion
was adoptad. and the following, geiitl-mm
appointed the committee on Resolutions;
Sheets, of Indiana; Spooner, of Ohio;
('.er, of Illinois; Mattocks, ot Vermont'
iiiiizht. of Rhode Island; Keiih, of Massa
chusetts; Scwell, of Poniisylvamu; Weed, of
Michigan.
Resolutions in reference to the Xllih sec
t on were tillered by Gov. Johnson, Messrs.
fcspnorier, Gouler, und others.
Mr.Moody, of Indiara, ottered a resolution,
rvennrnending to the National Convention
the repeal of all rituuls, tests of membership,
Vc, leaving all regulations to the organizu
tiuu in each Statu. Laid on the table.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
Mf. Knapp, of Michigan, ofl'ered a resolu
tion, which was referred to the committee on
Resolutions.
Gov. Johnson, by invitation, addressed the
Convention at length; after which it ad
journcd until 10 o'clock of Thursday morn
ing.
[SECOND DAY.]
Th Convention wet at 10 o'clock this
morning.
Following are the names of the Dcltgittes
in attendance:
Ohio Joseph Burrelt, Thornos II. Ford,
Calvin C. Wick, Thomas Spoonor, Clark
Desman. O. P. Moore, Jmnes A. Hri ,',
James V. flu'hrie. Hirum Griawuld, I. (J.
Van Slyke, K. A. Spencer, A. McKay, J. II.
Baksr, O. 8. Firhbsck, Henry Ehbert, Thus.
C. Ware, I) Heton, 0. S. Kyle, Edwin Par
rutt total 19.-
Indiana i. C. Moody, F.lius Thomasaun,
Win. Sheets, Jas. Hock, J no. M. Dawson,
A. P Cobb, M. 8. Robinson total 7.
Illinois N. C. Givt, W. W. Duncnhower,
J.M. Allen total S.
Rhode Island I. C. Knight.
AhmocsWiiW 8 M. Allen, 8. M Keiih,
K. 11. Siittin.S. C. Maine, E. C. Baker
total 5.
iVnwyJvaniWCbf. V P. joh nson . J . C.
Oosslsr, Stephen Farren, ('. A. Washbnrne,
John Williamson, RM. M Riddle, J. II
riewell, T. F Power, W. W. WiPe. Rich
urd Coulter, D. E. Sinn 1 1, E. S. Sumb.it h
total 19.
JlfieAiWrtCl'sncy Knanp, Wm. S. Wood
W. A. McNmightoii to' a I 3.
Vermont E. Moltoi ks I
WiiLontin John Lock wo od 1.
lit all fntrVwo delegates present, repre
siitvj 104 electoral votes.
nlr. Jewell, el Pa., ifi'srcd the following
irsolution:
R.-orfJ,Tiiat we reenmmend the National
Council to abolish all but one def-me, and re-
quire the word ol honor instead ol the obliga
tion now required by the order. This was
sised.
Mr. Bartlett, Presidt-nt ef the Ntitinn.il
Council, and a reaidrnt ol Covington. Ivy,
was invited, and took a seat in the Convcn
i, on.
After considerable discussion of v.riuiia
.j iestinra. the committee on Rolutiom re-
ported. They wero not unanim !. and Mr.
Spooner of Ohio, submitted a minori'y re-1
por'. Tho following is the report adopted:
ItzroST or THE CIIMMITTI E A3 J,nolTEI.
The Select Committee, to which va re.
(erred various resolutions and proportions,
mainly on the subject or ihe differences exis-;
ling between the North and tho South on
the subjert of Slavery, ha had the sauio m,.
d.r consultation, and has approved the fol-'
lowing resolutions, and recommend their
at the proposed ses.ii n of the Na-
Couneil to be held at Philadelphia on
0th .rrbruBfni xl, in lieu of Iho 12th
accilin of the platform.
Thai the repeal nl tho Missouri Compro-'
was an infraction at the plighted f.iilh of
the nation, and that it should be restored; and
efforts to itial end ahould fail. ( '.ingress
should refus to admit into the Uniou any
Htats tolerating Slavery, which shall be form,
cd out of any portion or the territory from
which that institution was excluded by that
compromise.
Thai this Convention protest against coal-
scing with any party which demands a
postponement or abandonment of American
principles, or the disorf sniaaliom of the
Americs party. . ..
That this convention recommend to the
delegates f the National Council Irom the
Stairs her represented to request the Presi
dent of lh National Council to call a meet
ig of the same, lf beheld at Philadelphia
on lb IBlbtlsf of February next.
WILLIAM SHEETS,
E. iMATTOCKS,
' J.H. SEWELL,
: J. M. KEIIH.
. W. fi. WOOD,
" N.C CEER,
. '. JABCZ C. KNIGHT.
Cuwaiittse,
On tb final adoption of the report iJ, vote
an uka by Stafrs, and was as luUasj
s
VIA HIV.
Ohio, 15 8
Rhode Island, 4
Massachusetts, 13
Indiana, 13 '
Illinois, 11
Pennsylvania, 27
Michigan, 3 3
Vermont, 6
Wisconsin, 6
03 11
The Convention adjourned sine die about
midnight last night. Below wo give the
minority report. ,
THE MINORITY REPORT.
Mr. Spooner of Ohio, submitted the follo-v-Ing
as a minority report, to tho American
Convention nt Cincinnati.
The undersigned minority of the commit
tee, dissenting from some of the propositions
reported by the majority, submits the follow
ing as his views of what Is demanded by the
Order as a
PLATFORM OF PRINCIPLES.
tional Convention, which was convened at
Philadelphia on the 5th day of June, 1855;
and, considering that a frank and distinct
j promulgation of our own principles and men-
sures is due alike to ourselves, to the organi
se, lalion we represent, and to our fellow-citiaena
at large) we therefore declnrei
I 1. That we venerate and will forever up-
, pursuing tin line or policy, the Aneriran
Organ'ziitiou will henceforth act without
"fcrrry as to its principles and objects, and
regarding the question of Alovery extension
ns a national one. and as being at present of
paramount importance, will cheerfully and
I cordially co-opei ato with all their fellow citi
udoption ,,,, wl, rfitly to unite with them in de
tioiisl ! fenr of Constitutional freedom against Un
(he constitutional aggression,
'3- That we advise the Order to continue
ni perfect it organization, to openly pro
mise , """'tf"16 "nd defend its principles, kccp'ng
in n,i,ld h' human freedom is the corner
if t"nu llP'" which Americon Irstitulion are
! bused ihat this prinr iple must become a
Assembled in convention as members of
the American organisation, dissenting from
the platform of principles and measures, set
forth bv the majority of the American Na-
I hold the American Union in its integrity
2. That we insist that the government ol
the Union shall be sustained in the exercise
of the povers which the Constitution con
fers, and that those powers shall be exercised
for the objects which the Constitution in
dicates, for the establishment of justice, for
the insurance of domeatia tranquility, for the
common defense, for the promotion of the
general welfurc, and for the security of the
blessings of liberty.
3. That the rights of the States, the rights
of persons must bo maintained against ail un
constitution!!! oirirressioiis, from whatever
quarter such sgeressions my proceed.
4. That the Executive, Legislative end Ju
dicial Departments of the Government should
be guided in their action solely by reference
to the welfare ot te People, and should never
be permittee to exceed their Constitutionol
powers.
5. That improvements of Rivers and Har
bors of national importance, ore constitution
al objects of national legislation; and sinc.o
the revenues of the Government are collected
by duties on imports, those duties should bo
levied with wise, discrimination sins to pro
mote the interests of American Industry, and
impost) tho lightest possible burden upon
Lshor.
6. That our foreign policy should be one of
generous sympathy with theoppresaed every
where, but eapecially with oppressed nations,
and all our negotiations ihould be conducted
in the spirit of justice and frankness, and
with entire publicity.
7. That in the administration ol every de
partment of tho Government, the honor ol the
American niune, the security of American in
stitutions, the prosperity of tho American
people, should bo cardinal and paramount ob
jects.
8. That proscription en account of birth or
creed, Is unwarranted by Amnrican principles.
Exiles and emigrants from other lands,
should be made welcome to the participation
and benefits of American institutions, and to
the privilege of citizenHhip, with such restric
tions as are necessary to make sure that those
who avail themselves of this liberality, un-
deistand snd will defend these
institutions
soiiuiHt all aggressions, whether of foreign
powers, or ecclesiastical bodies, and to pre
vent the deportment of criminals and paupers
from other Governments to our land; to who h
end the laws regulating Naturalization
and immigration, should be properly a
mended. 9. That to reisist all attempts ofeccleaiasti
cat power or fractious combination, whether
native or alien,to subvert or impair American
Institutions, is the sscreil duty alike of the
Native and tho Naturalized citizen, which
mutt alwavn, and under. all rircuintanees, ba
faithfully performed.
10. That we reaffirm the principles tfeclar -
edby the unanimous vote of the Futhere of
iiiti iiimiiio'ic. in hip 1 .onirrrnn 01 1 1 o , , - t un
j Slavery, or involuntary servitude, is incon
sistent with the fundamental principles of
i civil and religious liberty," and are therefore
hound in insist th.it slavery bo excluded Irom
National Territory, and that the just influence
j of the National (iovernment be exerted on the
: side of freedom.
It. That the General Government should
f.Vfr retrain from tho exorcino of powers not
j granted by the Constitution, and therefore,
i ,,uld carafully abstain from all interference
wil, slavery within tho limits of any State
j j it i allowed snd'sonclioned.
13. I hat, adhering to these principles, an, 1
n'''1 I"" Dy le"l't"Jn or our National
Congress.
THOS
of Committee.
CINCINNATI Nov. 22, 1855.
We gave the vote yesterday, by which the
majority ripnrt was sdopted. The Cincinna
ti ComnwnW, in Its notice or tlii report of
Sponaer, says:
This platform, it will be seen, modifies the
pioscriptive feature of the Order, and lakes
jiiHl Sl liberal grounds, receiving cordially all
who srrr levers of American Institutions),, be
they natives or foreigners. On the slavery
question, it takes the true Republican ground,
or no more slave territory, and declorea in fa
vor of making this the paramount question,
and of c-operaling with nil who are devoted
to theaa prinriple. On this basis there
sould be cordial co-operation with Ameri
cana entertaining thsse views, and Ihe Re
publicans. Mr. Spooner, Is sustained warmly by Hiram
Griswold, L. G. Van Slyke. Judge McKay,
and the most of the Ohio delegation, also by
a majority of the Michigan delegation and a
few of tne delegate from Pennsylvania trui
other States. The srreat portion of tho dele-
ration from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts,
Vermont and Wisconsin sustuin the majority
report.
EUROPEAN NEWS.
ARRIVAL OF THE CANADA.
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Halifax, N iv. 22 The steamship Cana
da from Liverpool, with dates to the 10th
inst , arrived at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
The excitement in England in regard tc
the war with tho United States had aba
ted. Thera is nothing new from the aval 'of
war, 'excepting rumors of battles near
Perekop and Simphcropol and the bom
bardment of Nicolaoff. Peace rumors are
numerous, but unreliable.
Strenuous efforts have been made to
bring Sweden into to the allianoe.
Liverpool Cotton active, owing to the
scarcity of current and qualities, and an
advance ot lolly Jd had been established
on the same descriptions, sales of the
week 77,000 bales, nearly J on speculation
and for export.
Dreadstufls advanced and all descriptions
closed active. Wheat 3J dtarer, flour .la,
corn 2s 6d.
Provisions unchanged; sugar advanced.
Money easier. Consols 88j.
The Canada left at 10 o'clock on the
morning of the 10th. The Washington
left Southampton on the 7th.
It is rumored that Prussia accepts the
office of mediator between Denmark and
tho U. S.
Gen. Canrobert is in Stockholm. He is
ahnrged by the Russians with endeavoring
o bring Sweden into the alliance. Swe
den is required either to refuse or assent.
Rumors from Berlin report that Russia
recently made confidential contradictions to
Prussia and Austria of her wish to renew
negotiations and that Bourguency returned
to Vienna with fresh ifistrucliuns to meet
the contingency of proposils from Russia.
It is further reported that Prince Gorts
chukoff, Diplomatist at Vienna, and the
Russian Ministers from other Cour'.a are
certainly to meet the Czar at Warsaw in
the inidillo of November, when the ques
tion of the renewal of negotiations will bo
settled. Also that the Emperor of Franco
is f.ivorabio to the renewal.
A French camp of 50,000 men is being
formed at Silistria.
The rumored battles near Simpberopol
turned out to be false.
Dispatches from S iboRtopol say that the
Russian projects reach a'raost every spot
in the city, and that a desultory fire la
kept up on both sides.
The Allies say that tho Russians are
making preparations to retreat.
Gen. Devaillant has boen nppointed
Governor of Sebastopol. Gen. Campbell
took offense at the appointment. Codring
ton asks leave to return.
The French troops aro to garrison
Kinburn until the English retirn.
Sebastopol 3d. A French force from
Eunatoria on recognizance, fell in with a
large force of Russians, who retreated after
exchanging a few rounds. The French
afterwards burned several towns and vil
lages on the route, and then returned to
Eupatoria.
It is reported that Odessa will bo dis
mantled and the guns sunt to Nicolaoff.
and General Luder posted between Kin
burn and Kerson.
The Czur returned direct to St. Peters
burg.
It is reported at OdesB taut the allies !
had effected a landing near Perikop and
that tho Russians wcro hastening to oppiae
them.
St. Petersburg dispatches say th'ut the
Crimean army ia provisioned for 8 months.
Vienna papers say that Rtusiun strength
in the Crimea is 200,000 men.
Asia. Oiner Puslia has opened friendly
relations with Schumyl.
Selim Pacini id to be stationed at Er.er-
burn with the Imperii! Guard,with',whlc:h ho
would threaten tho rear ol Uussluns be-1
Kara.
Omar commenced his march on Kutul on1
the 20th, with 22 battalions.
I Advires from Prussia mention tho depar-
Advires from Prussia mention tho depar-
: ture of the Ambassador for St. Palcrsburg.
) Vienna. Nov. O-Dispotches received
irom 100 1 utkisii r.niiiiinny biuiu inui uio
bombardment of Nicolaoff commenced on tho
25 or October, and continued the whole of
following day. Result not known.
Oct. ' 2l)th The Sultan
has announced his intention of visiting
England.- The excit.nent respecting the
war with tho U. n. lias subsided, me
leadinir journal are ashamed of the name
and 'are attempting to excuse it and let
themselves g'nllv down by attributing it
to thi pretended hostile attiude of America:
an election ruse on the part of the Presi -
dent und Cabinet. Th" intelligent Luglish-
men ol all ranks exprens themselves deeply
humiliated by tho whole affair.
. .in An.tlttnr ''i.lu.i i.nitrt nf in Ml
tempt toassaiiiato the Emperor has been
circulated.
The monthly statement of
the Bank of
Franco is stilted ae not unfavorable in
its general character, though it shows a
diminution of a million pounds. Notes in
circulation have been largely reduced.
Spain Unfriendly ralationa are arising
between Spain and England, porily in re
lation to tho case of Mr. Boyfin, a British
subject, who was expolled from Cuba, and
notwithstanding the argument of Spnin to
submit lis grievances to arbitrators, the
British Consul at New Orleans, Briton de
mands indi mnity for Buylan's losses.
Italv Tho misunderstandini: betw3nj
Sardinia and Tuscany romuina unsettled.
The departure or the Anglo-Swisa legion
from Genoa, for the Crimea, has been
countermanded.
The correspondent of the London Post
says there is no doubt that a revolutionary
movement has broken out in Siciiy.
Several insurgent have been captured and
shot, and arrests were also made at Pal
ermo. .
London, Saturday morning. Corn mar
ket very firm. Flour and wheat have ad
vanced at Paris.
.Advise from Live-pool show a more
warlike reeling.
Bendwood. A gang of laborers were or
dered to commence work his morning upon
the completion of the Baltimore & Ohio
..ailroad track to the river at Benwood, 4
mile below town, where that Company pro
pose berealier giving t Wheeling "theprac
lieal benefits of their H'(ern terminus."
Argus.
BELMONT CHRONICLE
the
bTr
COWEN,
Editor
'T.tern.il hostility to every form of tyr
nnny over the mind of Mnn."
Thursday Morning, Nov. 29, 1855
TO CORRESPONDENTS.
As esteemed correspondent Inquires "Do
you like'fuddy, or 'rfedibedtal' pieces?" We
prefer 'bixture,' L , give us a 'bixture'
by all 'beads.'
'Tears,' by 'Frank Forrester,' are dropped.
THE OHIO LEGISLATURE.
Tho aamo is true in reference to the corn
sieging I lio f any county offlctt, wnic, mny
3 ' ....
, be decided to be too high. Any legislation
01 couniy u.uoer., wo
.too much for their services. It is utterly nn
tlie I possible for one man, without ar.y capital in
Consiuntinople, vested, to earn $3000 or $1000 a year, yet
thu hM bepn paid . thig countyi0nd
j
We delight to eross swords with the edito
ot tho Spirit of Democracy, for verily he is
a gentleman. It was that paper wo referred
to two weeks since in an article en the Le
gislature. The issue of the Spirit of the
21st inst., contains an article in reply to ours
which we wish briefly to notice.
In the course of the article there occurs
the following language;
If tho Locoloco Legislature has been "villianom
ly extravagant," why cannot tho Fusion Leiislnture
by bflinn vory economical reduce the taxes materi
ally iho first yoar after its session, There if) no rea
son, certainly.
We never said they could not "reduce the
taxes materially the first year after its ses
sion." We did say, however, and wo repect:
"There are few ways that the Legislature
which baa just been elected can lessen the
expenses of the State government ao that it
shall becomo apparent immediately."
In what dictionary is the word immediately
found to mean "the year after," we ahould
like to know. Not in our Webster, we feel
certain.
But, our reasons for saying so are these:
The present per diem of members of the Le
gislature is $1, at least $1 too high. Tho
present Legislature may reduce thatyer diem
one, or even two dollars, but it would not be
come really apparent to the tax payer in a
reduction of the taxes immediately, for the
new Constitution in Art. II, Sec. 31, pro
vides
"Tlin mombors and offienra of tho Ooneral As-
SPmbly Shall receive a rixod compensation to be
prcscriM by law, and no oilier hIIowwich or nor-
iititur in ,hn iitimnnit nf Dwitnaa or other-
wiie; and no change in their coiiiponaation shall
take effect dur ng their term of oflicu."
Thus It will be seen
that, although the
aggregate expense for per ctUm1 of members
may bo reduced twenty-five or even fifty per
cent., yet it will not result in a reduction of
the toxesor two years. The same is true if
the salary of any other officer ia reduced;
and no matter if they are all reduced one-
hulf. Art. II, Sec. 20, of the Constitution is-
' "Tho General Assembly shall fix
tho compensation of all oflicers; but no choline
therein shall afloct tha snlary ol'any officer, during
his existing term, unless iheotlice be aboliuhed "
Thus any immediate reduction of expendi
tures in this quarter is most effectually block
ed. These provisions of the Constitution
were what we referred to in pirt, when we
made use of the language quoted above.
But there are other things to be taken into
consideration, which we hid in view, and
which we now recommend to the attention
of our Spirit-a opponent. Any material
change which may bo made in tho tax-law
will not become apparent until the end ol
the year, or until after the next election. No
mutter how much the economy of the Legis
lature may have reduced tho actual expenses
of tho State government, and consequently
tho nggreguto of taxation, the people tho
masses of the tax-payers will rot feel that
reduction in tho only way they can be brought
t0 fPei gch a change, that is, in the pocket.
in reference to them, however much it may
in reference to them, however much it
. eventually reduce the aggregate amount of
1 . j,, ot bo fell immidiately. Many
... . n- . i .: i.
no doabt in many other countie. in the State.
1 nougn a reoucuon oi mo hjh m.j
not
! be brought about the same tree that the Ifl
i uaUe convenes, yet wo are well satisfied
.. ' . ... . ir,,plej
ni'UPrioi reouction win ue .
: eventually by the presonl Legislature. There
are many good men elected to that body,
who will use their utmost endeavors to do
bo, and among those good men we have no
hesitation in placing the Senator from Mon-
roo and Guernsey, as aaide from his "pot
uietul" proclivities, he is a first rate man and
we think regarde party bonds just lightly -nough
to act as be pleases, and for the best.
To convince our friend that there ia room
for retrenchment, we ask him to
LOOK UPON THIS PICTURE.
Tho aggregate amount of taxation from
184ft to 1849, iuclusivo, was as follows, under
Whig rule:
1848 $2,580,000
1847. 2,847.000
1818. 3,241.000
1840. 3,031,000
NOW UPON THIS.
Iii the time of Locoloco rule, from 1850 to
1855, inclusive, the tuxes were as follows:
1850 Total taxes.
1851.
1852.
1853.
1854 about.
1855 about.
$1,222,000
4,057,000
6,674,000
, 7,801,000
, P.000,000
10,000,000
"Read, ponder, and inwardly digest."
CrMany of the Democratic paper of this
State are publishing an article from the
Statesman, entitled "dissolution of the Re
publican party" alluding to an alleged want
ot hartneny at their convention on the 14th.
The Cincinnati Gazette pronounrea any such
charges false, but oubts not t'lat "the wish
was father to the thought" with the' States-
IfNS'l
NATIONAL COUNCIL.
In another column we give report of the
proceed! tga of the American Council of
"Bolters" from the Philadelphia Convention.
It will be remembered tht.t the tplil In that
Convention was on the slavery question, or,
moro particularly, on the question of the
restoration of the Missouri Compromise.
The majority refused to admit the repeal of
that Compromise to be an Infraction of the
plighted faith of the South, and repudiated
its re-enactment. Tho action cf the present
Convention la almost identical with the ac
tion of the Bolters at Philadelphia, and If
they are received Into tho Nations! Council
again, it will be a great concession on the
part of the South, and they wil'. perfect a
National organization, but ahould the South
remain stubborn, the breach must remain.
It will be observed that In the majority re
port no expression is made of the right of
Congress to legislate on Slavery in tho Ter
ritories. This neglect, in part, gave rise to
the minority report, which we also publish.
The asking for the re-enactment of the
Missouri Compromise is, in itself, admitting
that Congress has power over the institution
of slavery in the territories, but it la only
indirectly expressed, "and we think might
have been set forth more clearly.
We have now tJ wait patiently until the
meeting of the National Council, in February
to see what progress will be made towards a
re-organization si a national party. A Cin
cinnati correspondent of the O. S, Journal
says that a gentleman from Kentucky has a
project in view w'nch it Is thought will settle
the existing differences between the North
and South, but It ia not known what the pro
ject is.
DECIDED.
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The injunction suit between tho City of
Wheeling and tho B. & O. R. Road has been
decided in favor of the road by the f-'upreme
! Court, or the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
The dispatch says the decision is in favor of
the Road on all points, and the company can
, now make the desired connection at Benwood
: with the C. O. Road. The editor of the
1 Wheeling Intelligencer hopes there is some
I mistake, and that the decision may be on
'some Immaterial point not affecting the
merits of the cse, but says that if the In
junction is really dissolved on the true mer
its of the caso "the Railroad company will
."have the proud satisfaction of finding itself
'"supported in tlie most deliberate, effective
1 "and ronclusive deception and swindle ever
"perpetrated." The same paper says further:
j They have overreached us by generalities
in verbiage artfully employed ar.d introduced
: for the purpose of deception, while the avow
ed object and considerations have been kept
, back. It will then remain for the city to
determine how it can compensate itself for
the sum thus purloined from it, and we are
. mistaken if there may not be found a full
' ond effectual remedy. At the proper time
we shall indicate it.
GIVE THEM ROPE!
A bill has Dcen introduced into the Legis
lature of Georgia, proposing to cenfiscate.for
the benefit ol owners of fugitive slaves, the
debt due by citizens of Georgia to citizens of
I tho State to which the slaves may hare reach
led, if the authorities of the State refuse to
j deliver up the slives upon claim of their
' rightful owners. Telegraphic.
I If there is a "lower deep" of meanness we
I think this Gcorgiu Legislature is fast sink
ing into it. Nothing better could be expect
ed, however, from a Stato whose Governor
recommended, that if the North would not
quietly submit to the Kansas-Nebraska swin
dle they (tho South) should dissolve the Un
ion. Tho Ohio Statesman endorses the De
mocracy which has the impudence to intro
duce such a bill.
WAR!
We think there never was less danger of
war with England than at tho present time.
England is surely possessed of some sense
yet, and until she geta aafely out of the war
she is now engaged in, she will not enter
into "hostile relations" with any country;
and there is little fear of her fighting with a
nation that Was able to whip her seventy
five year ago. If war is declared at all the
declaration issue from the United States.
Pierce would no doubt be very willing to
embroil us in a war with any other power, in
the hope thereby to hide his own incompetency
and unpopulurity, and mayhap secure his re
election. But as for England declaring war
against the country that i feeding them
fuugh! The idea is absurd.
A CHANGE.
Our esteemed fellow citizen, Rev. Alex.
Xoung has been offered the Professorship of
Hebrew in the Oxford Theological Seniinury.
A butter selection could not have been mude
for the post, bat in the event ol hi accept -once
of the station ho will leave a vacancy
here not only in the pulpit but in the social
circle, which it will be almost impossible to fill.
Since writing the above we have learned
that the Synod of Wheeling have decided
that Mr. Young had better accept the new
post for the present, at least.
W4iile wo regret, exceedingly, the necessi
ty which removes from our niidt so good a
man, we hope soon to see htm once more
with u in hi piesent capacity.
Q3An old and much respected friend from
a neighboring township called at our office
on Friday last for th purpose f paying his
subscription. He informed us that he had
liken a paper from this place for forty years
and more: the first one he received waa pub
lished by Alex. Armstrong, now of Whenling
and contuined the report of the battle ol
Tippecanoe. Regularly since he has bnen
subssribvr. We thought what a gioriuu
thiag it w juld be for the printer if every body
ac'ed as this main wo also thought, that if
evervbody was as good n citizen a thla man
the world would ba the hotter for it.
BARNESVILLE COLLEGE.
In another column may bo found the pro
ceedings of a meeting called with a view to
taking Initiatory steps for sturtir.g a college
at Barnesvllle. The plan of the organiza
tion, is, to some extent, reveoled in the pro
ceedings. We are not Informed as to the
prospect of their success in the enterprise,
but this we do know, that few towas of our
acquaintance offer equal facilities with
Barnesville for the establishment and suc
cessful conduct of such an institution. We
think, judging from tho well known energy
of those who are moving in this matter, that
it must succeed.
03Hor.ace Greeley will spend the com
ing winter in Washington City, and act as
the Washington corrcBponJcnt of the Tri
bune. His letters wil! appear in the Weekly
Tribune, as well as the various other editions.
Wiscoxsir. Bashford, (Republican,) is
elected Governor of Wisconsin by a small
mojority.
Mayakd. The K. N. majority for Con
troller in Maryland is 2,801; for Lottery
Commissioner 2,533. The House of Dele
gates stands 14 Democrats, 6 Whigs and 62
K. N's. Senate 6 Democrats, 9 Whig and
8 K. N's.
Louisiana. The Democratic State Ticket
is elected by over 2,000 majority over the
American.
OCrWe have received the second number
of the Shukopee Independent, published at
Shakopee, in Minnesota Territory, and edited
by Ailen Green, formerly ol this State, and
County. It is well got up, t?nd judging by
the Advertisements we take Shakopee to be
a flourishing place. Success to you Allen.
Repairs of the Public Works.
Contrary to expectation, the bids at the
letting for the repairs of the Public Works,
for 5 years from tho 25th inst., were numer
ous. They were awarded to the following
personsj viz.
Sec. 1. A. Medbury & co,
Sec. 2, Duyle & Miller
Sec. 3. Joseph Cooper Si co.
Sec. 4. Dennis McCarty
Sec. 6. Chamberlain, Paul & co.
Sec. 6. Samuel M. Young Si co.
Sec, 7. Forrer, Burt & co.
Sec. 8. Oscar White
$37,690
22,980
37,700
9,650
25 ,,'00
32,000
118,000
3,750
Or $276,680 a year for 6 years Whilst
the amount paid annually fur the past 6 years
(without including No. 8, the Black Swamp
road) was $302,938 54 showing an annual
saving to the Stato of $96,558 51.
A good beginning for Republican Reform.
FROM WASHINGTON.
Nov. 26 The Union says it ia authorized
by the Slate Department to say that Mr.
Buchannai. had two conferences with the
Enrl of Clarendon, in relation to the West
India Squadron Tha Earl declares that the
Squadron had been dispatched for no purpose
unfriendly to the U. S. Its object was to
protect tho commerce of Great Britain a
gainst Russian privateers, three of which
were fitting out at N. Y., one being nearly
ready to gc to sea. This particular vessel was
a large fast clipper especially intended to in
tercept British ships conveying gold to Eu
rope from Australia, with the purpose first,
to cupture one of Cunard steamers. In justi
fication of this statement the Earl of Clar
endon referred to .ho caso of tho barque
Maury, as represented in affidavits communi
cated by Mr. Bureloy to Mr. Crampton and
by him transmitted to the British government
at the same time it was luid before our government.
POLICEMAN KILLED.
New Haven, Nov. 26. Yesterday even
ing two policemen, named Thos. Cummings
and Willium Grant, attempted to arrest a
ma in an Irish doggery, when a gang pre
sent fell upon the officers and beat them so
severely that Cummings died this morning,
and Grant it is feared, cannot recover.
TEXAS U. S. SENATOR.
New Orleans, Nov. 24. By an arrival
from Galveston dates of the 23d inst., have
been received The Hon. Thos. J. Burk has
been unanimously elected to the U. S. Sen
ate fo,' the term of six years.
FROM EUROPE.
Boston, Nov. i ne uritisii govern
ment has olheially prohibited the exportation
ot salt petre from the territories of the East
India Co., to any port except Liverpool.
At London it has also been ordered that
vessels loading in England with saltpetre err
nitrate of soda for the United States, shall
immediately discharge the same.
The ship Catharine, loading at London for
Boston, ha baen ordered t discharge the
aaltpetre she had on board.
The losses occasioned by the gale on the
1 coast or England is estimated at $2,500,000.
The city article or the London Daily
News or Saturday says that the English
Stock Market showed a decided buoyancy,
owing chiefly to the support given by the re
j cent withdrawal or stock by the public and
i the approaching declaration of the half year
ly dividend. Thi.re was a raise of J tempor
arily attained, but a subsequent relapse oc
. curred, and closing quotations were only
I higher than those of yestorday. Discounts
quiet but rates unchanged, the 3 per cents
closed at Paris to day a shade lower. Ex
chequer bills declined 1 shilling.
Despatches at 'Washington from Buchanan
says the British Government was never more
friendly to the Ui ited States than at present.
So, that speck of war his blown over.
NEW YORK MARKET.
;
!
Nov. 26th. Stocks lower. Cleveland Si
Toledo 75 Michigan Southern R. R. 96.
Va. 6's94j. Reading 91 Cumberland 24
6 8. Erie 52. Galena Sl Chicago 120- Pa.
Coal Co. 98 . Rock Island 92. Michigan
Southern 94 J.
Coffee steudy, sales 7500 bag Rio at 11$. ,
Sugar firmer, sules 1400 hhds Havana at fi
Mlase steudy. Lin -cd xud lard oil quiot. .
Iron dull ami sales 60 tons Scotch pig atl
$31,(10. Tobacco firm, sales 60 lids. Freight
Urn.
Flour mi rket opened heavy and at a de
cllns of ffcDlSj on commnn grades, shipper
not very anxious lo purchase, while homo
trade will not take more than sufficient t"
supply tho most pressing wants, there I"
some d-matid for forward delivery, but a1
prices hrlnw views of sellers, receipts pretty
large, while the cnnal is reported open and
likely to remain of until the fith of next
ntonth, sales of 10,000 bis at 0,37 Q 9, 50 for
common to straight and choice state, 9,50(5- .
75 for common t choice Mich., Ind., III.
Wis. and Ohio, and 1011,23 for extra,
Genesee, msrket closing dull and drooping. -Small
soles live flour at G,60752j for fine
and superfine. Cornmcal dull and prices
nominally the ramo.
Wheat decidedly better for red, with a
good demand, white firmly held and quiet;
siler 600 red Chicago at 205208 and red
winter Milwaukee at 2 1 2(3 2 1 4, 3600 red
Tcnn. at !22022ll. Rye firmer with good
demand for export, sales 22,00 'at 127132
closing fiim. Barley scarce and firm. Corn
offered with more freedom and only modcrato
demund for export and home comsumption
prices lf2 cts lower, sales 70,000 bus at
10J for new and old mixed Southern, and 104
in store and 103 delivered for western mixed.
Oats, moderate request at 655Ci for tht
state and Western.
OTf. Alexander having purchased the
Boot & Shoe Store of R. B. Ryan, is bow
prepared to sell at the most reasonable prices,
all articles in his line. The store is stitl ia
ttlA llrna ssnnrn
AGRICULTURAL NOTICE.
of Managera of the Belmont County
Aericulturnl Society, will meet at tho Clerk's Offioe
in Si Cloiraville, on 7ih day, the 1st of next mo., at
10 o'clock, A M., when the awarding committee on
the best Managed Karma, and the awarding com
mittee on Field Crops are expected to mako their
report.
J. T. SCHOLFIELD. Prest.
11th, mo. 29th, 1855.
11th, mo. 29th, 1855. MARRIAGES.
Nov. the 25th inst., by the Rev. M.
Bishop, Mr. Jonathan Cash and Miss.
Elizabeth Hanes, all of Belmont County O.
On the 22d inst., by Rev. II. Porks Jr.,
Mr Hugh Parks Barber and Miss. Marga
ret Henderson, both of the neighborhood of
Egypt Belmont County O.
On Thursday, 22d, in Cincinnati, by Rer.
Dr. Butler, Hon George E. Pubh and Miss'.
Theresa Ch ALr ant, daughter of R. Chalfant,
E-q- . ,
On the 8th of November, at Findlay, Han
cock county, Ohio, Mr. J. S. Robinsom, Edi
tor of the Hardin County Republican, and
Miss. HesterJ Cahlin daughter of Parlee
Carlin, Esq.
On the 3Cth ult., by Rev. D. Trtteman, Mr.
Marcus W. Gray and Miss Mary J. Wising
burgh. By the same on the 19th inst Mr. Austin
C. Warren and Miss Charity J. Ault.
Coil Id human wish for others weal
Secure frem enrthly woe,
Their flowerets should no thorns concoal,
1 heir hcaits but pleasure know.
The. buds of hope they cherish now,
Should bloom undimmed by tears
The rapture of their sacred vow,
Increase with coming year.
11th, mo. 29th, 1855. MARRIAGES. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Barley Wanted.
HARDEN & B It A N N U if
WILL pay the highest market price for Barley,
those who hnveharley would do well to call
and see us bclors selllnir,
BRIDGEPORT, November 89, 1855.
TO WHOM IT UK tOMEM
13ERS0NS having Phosgene Gas Lamps
mi In.m rrom Jas. W. Collins, will please rotiirn
lliciii tins iMoiuli, m the proprietor, II. ;F. Greoiiouih
ol ( iiuiiiiHUi. i ai.niu to l.rina business to a close
and wixhe to suttlle with his agents.
Ay perou winning to keep ihe l.ainpacaa do so bv
paying tho Agent $1,00. or each Stand Lamp.
, ,, JAS. W. COLLINS, Agnt.
November, 89, IR55.
H. ALEXANDER"
SUCCESSOR TO B. B. RYAN.
T7"OULD inform the public that he in-
f J tends carrying on Die
JJboot and shoe f 81
husiiirra In all its branches.
Mr Bi noiRstR will eontin ueas Foreman and will
py particular attention totlia manufacturing depart
ment. And as he will use the bast of materials and
employ none but the tint class worknier, the public may
rest assured Ihat all work will give satisfaction, both
in regard to style and quality. He nas un licud at
ptesent a flue lol of
Gents' Kip & Calf Hoots, Gum & Bur-
Inlo Over Shoes, Ac,
to which attention is invited, A good assortment of
Kasmrii Work will be constantly kept on hand, and
will bcsuld at rair prices. Country shoemakers and
others will be furnished with Leather, Thread, Tegs.
Nails. &c. ,on favorable terms.
One and atl, call and examine the atoek for your
selvrn. before purPliKmng elsewhere.
UT. CLAIKBV1LLK, November 29, 1653,
metTmruCMewZMSD. TheStoekhel.
dcrs in Davis' Patent Dee llivo, in Richland Township
are requeued to meet at the National Hotel, on 8alur
day, the Ijlliday of December; at 8 o'clock. .Agewasal
attendance is earnestly requested.
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. No
tice is hereby given that at the Probate Court for
Belmont County, the undersigned was appointed and
uualilied as Administrator of Bobeit Brock iwm
lateol Belmontcounty;
All those indebted to said estate, are requested to saak
. immediate payment, and those having tlaims against
said estate are untitled lo proem them for settle men t
within one year from this dale.
ROBERT P. THOMAS.
Nov. 89. 1855 3w, Administrator,
TO FANNY FERN'S 1,000,000 Readers!
A NEW BOOK COMING!
WE HAVE THE PLEASURE ol announcing
that we have In press, unit shall publish about
the first of December, a new work of fiction, entitled
II i! i: (LARK
A ROM ANCK--UV FANNY FEUN.
I The last work, and first continuous tale of this bril
liant and faeionaiing authorew, "Hulh Hall," aehired
a success tiniemampled in the annals of letters, la
tee language of a lending periodical.it "created a more
profound sensation than any (which has len issued
during a quarter of a century." Rut it Is unnecessary
to alludetu the merits of " Ruth Hall.', Judging from
the nuiiiberol copiesof it we iiavesold. wa judge that
everybody in the United Slates has read it. js re
Siects the work we have now ill press, Rosa CLia(, wa'
can only say that we regard it as. in every respect, a
greater, belter work ; and are confident it will not only
sustain, but even increase the reputation of its distin
guished' authoress. We have raason forthiuking "Hose
Clark" will make a greater sensation than did "Ruth
Hall."
II will form an elrgant IS mo. volume of over 400
pages. Price SI, 83. on receiptor which copies will be
sent by nisi, post paid. It will be for sals by all book
sellers. p-pAny newspaper giving this advertisement thres
insertions, and sending usa copy or poper. with adver
tisement marked, will rereivo sn'advauce copy of lb
work, by uiaii, posl-pais).
l ublishfdly SABON DROTIIRR8,
Nov. ,3t !ew Verb,

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