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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EMPIRE , IN FRANCE. The Paris Moniteur publishes I the proceed ings of the Senate on tne 4th, 6th, and 7th of Nov., the address of Prince Jerome to the Sen ate, the President's Message, tho proposition of the ten Senators for the establishment of the Empire, and the report of the Commission rec ommending the establishment of the Empire. Tho Senatus consullum adopted by the Senate, consists of eight articles:: . Art. 1. Tho Imperial dignity is re-establish-ed. Louis Napoleon Bonaparte is Emperor, un der the name of Napoleon III. 2. The Imperial dignity Is hereditary in the direct and legitimate descendats of Louis Napo leon Bonaparte, from male to male, by order of primogeniture, to tho perpetual exclusion of fe males and their descendants. 3. Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, if he has no male child, may adopt the legitimate children and descendants in the male line of the brothers of the Emperor Napoleon 1. ' The forms of adop tion are regulated by a Senatus consullum. If, after this adoption, male children should be born to Louis Napoleon, his adoptive children cannot be called on to succeed him until after his legit imate descendants. The adoption is interdicted to the successors of Louis Napoleon, and to their descendants. 4. Louis Napoleon regulates, by an organic decree addressed to the Senate, and deposited in its archives, the order of succession to the throno in the Bonaparte family, in case he should leave no legitimate or adoptive heir. 5. In default of a legitimate or adoptive heir of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, and of the suc cessors in a collateral line, who shall derive their right in the above mentioned oganic decree, a Senatus consullum, proposed to the Senate by the Ministers formed into a Council of Govern ment, united to the Presidents of the Senate, of the Legislative Body, and of the Council of State, and submitted to the acceptance of the people, names the Emperor, and regulates in his family tho hereditary order from male to male, to the perpetual exclusion of females and their descendants. Until the moment when the elec tion of the new Emperor is consummated, the affairs of State are governed by the Ministers in . rrr ...i. t,ii r t f :i Uiuce, vvuu Mian iuiuj iiiciuacivt -a imu u vsuuucti of Government, and deliberate by a majority of votes. 6. Tho members of the family of Louis Na poleon Bonaparte called eventually to the suc cession, and their descendants of both sexes, form part of the Imperial family. A Senatus consullum regulates their position. They can not marry without such authorization of tho Emperor. Their marriage without such author ization entails privation of all hereditary right, as well for him who contracts it as for his de scendants, i 7. The Constitution of the 15th January,1852, is maintained in all provisions which are not con trary to the present Senatus consuttum ; there cannot be any modification made in it, except in the forms and by the means herein prescribed. 8. The following proposition shall be present cd to the acceptance of the French people, in tho forms determined by the decrees of the 2d and 4th of December, 1851 : "The people wish for tho re-establishment of the Imperial dignity in the person of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, with hereditary right in his direct descendants, either legitimate or adoptive, and give him the right to regulate the order of succession to the throne in the lionaparte lamuy, as provided tor by the Senatus consullum of November, 1852." M. Mernard, first Vice President of tho Sen ate, on presenting the above Senatus consullum to the Prince President, addressed him as fol lows: 44 Monseigneur: When a great country like France makes its voice heard, the first duty of the political body to which sho addresses herself is to listen and reply. Such were the ideas of your Highness in calling for the meditations of the Senate on this vast movement of public opinion, which has manifested itself with so much ensemble and energy. Tho Senate has understood that this striking manifestation is justified at the same time by the immense ser vices which you have rendered, by tho name which you bear, and by the guarantees which are given to the future by tho greatness of your character and the wisdom and firmness of your mind. It has understood that, after so many revolutions, France feels the want of putting her destinies under the shelter of a powerful and national Government, which only holding to the past by the souvenirs of her glory and the le gitimacy of her origin, now again finds in popu lar sanction the elements of its force and of its duration. The Senate glories, Monseigneur, in being the faithful interpreters of their wishes and sentiments of the country, in placingin your hands the Scnaius consullum which calls you to the Empire." The lMnce made tho following reply : "Messieurs les Senateurs: I thank the Sen ate for tho readiness with which it has respond ed to the wishes of the country, in deliberating on tho re-establishment of the Empire, and in drawing up the Senatus consullum, which is to be submitted to tho acceptance of tie people. When, forty-eight years since, in this same pal ace, in this same room, and under analagous cir cumstances, tho Senate came to offer the crown to the chief of my family, the Emperor replied in these memorable words My spirit will no longer bo with my posterity from the day when it shall ceaso to merit the love and the confi dence of this great nation.' What now most affects my heart is tho thought that the spirit of tho Emperor is with me, that his ideas guide me, that his shade protects me, since, by a sol emn proceeding, you come, in the name of the French people, to prove to me that I have mer ited the confidence of the country. It is not nec essary for mo to tell you that my constant pro occupation will be to labor with you to promote the grandeur and prosperity of, France." The Patriot Meagher. Seldom in the his tory of our country has any European exjle been more universally popular with all classes and sects among us than Thomas Francis Meagher, the eloquent and accomplished Irishman, who has recently escaped to our shores from the pe nal colony of England. He is indebted for this immunity from all censure, to his admirable dis cretion and general modesty of deportment, not less than to his remarkable talent. Eastern pa pers say that his lecture in New York, on the subject of Australia, drew a tremendous audi ence, and is spoken of as a brilliant effort. It is eupnoscd 5,000 persons crowded Metropolitan Hall, at 50 cents each. ''; v THE SIAMESE TWINS. " : Many persons who, in days gone by, have ta ken a lively interest in tho welfare of Messrs. Eng and Chang Bunkers, the celebrated Siam ese twins may be glad to learn that those gen tleraan are well and live at Mount Airy in N. Carolina surrounded by their wives and chil dren, , Mr. Eng has sir, and Mr. Chang five children, all of whom are apt scholars and remarkably well behaved manifesting the strongest possi ble desire to learn their lessons and to secure the good will of their teacher. They all par take strongly of tho most refined Siamese cast of countenance, form and manner of deporting themselves in truth they are a credit to their parents, and the community in which they live. Formerly they lived in Wilkes county, but in consequence of the numerous actions for as sault and battery brought against them in the county they removed into tho adjoining coun ty, shortly after which they were fined fifteen dollars and costs at Rockford, the county seat, for splitting a board into splinters over the head of a man who had insulted them. As regards tho supposed sympathy existing between them, it may be stated that their most intimate acquaintances deem them to be entire ly independent of every thing of the kind, and give us instances to sustain their opinion, that not long since they attended an auction sale of hogs and bid against each other tnl they ran up the prices altogether above the market rates also, that on one occasion Mr. Eng or Chang was taken ill and took to his bed where he lay complaining for some time, although his broth er scolded him severely all the winie lor aeiain ing him in bed when he ought to have been at tending to the business on the plantation. On another occasion, as they were passing up tho road, a gentleman enquired of them where thev were going, whereupon Mr. Chang replied 44 1 am a going over tho Bluo Ridge in the stage," and at the same time Mr. Eng, look ing over his shoulder, replied, with an arch smile " 1 am going home to look after our wives and children." When questioned about their moth er some time since by an acquaintance they sta ted that they had formerly received letters Irom her, but latterly they had heard no tidings of her and even if they wero to receive letters from her written in the Siamese language, they would not be able to read them, as they had for gotten their mother tongue. They are excellent hands to carry up a cor ner of a log house exceeding ail their neigh bors in cutting saddles and notches in comer logs both of them wielding the axe with a power and dexterity superior to any of the most expert woodcutters in this wooden country. When they chop or fight, they do so double handed, and, in driving a horse or chastising their negroes, both of them use the lash with out mercy. A gentleman who purchased a black man a short time ago from them, informed the writer that he was " really the worst whipped negro he ever saw." They are inveterate smokers and chewersof tobacco each chewing his own quid and smoking his own pipe,it has been remarked, however, in support of the sympathy supposed to prevail throughout their systems, that, n a general rule, when one takes a fresh quid the other does t lie same, notwithstanding they do not always expectorate the same quantity of saliva or spit at the same instant. It is also generally admitted that there is a marked differ ence In the systems and temperaments of the gentlemen, and still they almost invariably draw the same inference from topics submitted to their consideration, and arrive at similar con clusions. Mr. Eng not unfrequently gives se rious oflenco to Mr. Chang, by jesting him about his having one more child than he has, whereby ho claims to be the better man of the two. When shooting, (a sport of which they are very fond) one sights or takes aim, and the other (it is said) pulls the trigger now if this is true it would go far to prove the doctrine of supposed sympathy existing between the brothers, but it is questioned by most of their neighbors. They readily admit and acknowledge them selves to entertain a strong Christian faith or belief, and are regular attendant at Church and their religious meetings,where they deport them selves as becomes good citizens of the land of their adoption, They are strong politicians, and take a lively interest in all the elections that occur in their district. As the writer was in formed by a lady of Mount Airy, " they arc mighty stay at homo people" rarely ever go ing from home unless called away by business. A Long Line of Railroad. The report of John Brough, Esq., upon the great Railroad en terprise in which he is engaged, shows that at this timo there only needs the completion of 170 miles, between lerre Haute and St. Louis, to connect the Eastern cities with St. Louis thus making a connected lino of railroad of 1, 200 mle3 between St. Louis and New York by the Central, and 1,039 by tho Erie road. Add to this that about 200 miles of the Pacific road westward is now under contract, with a grant of 3,000,000 acres of land by the Government, and it presents the longest and most direct connec ted railroad line in tho world. A Large and Small Wheel. We expect that some of our Pennsylvania friends in Mun cy, (and none others) will answer tho article in last week's Scientific American, and tell how much the small wheel slides. Let the answer bt' short a few lines will do it and those who see through it will no doubt be able to point out an error of an important but Ringle short word, jn the article to which we refer. Scientific Amercican. New York, Nov. 18. The Herald has a dispatch from Washington, stating that the Peruvian Minister having fur nished satisfactory proofs that his government had for many years, exercised jurisdiction over tho Lobos Islands, the United Statos have re ceded from their position on that question. Thatthere may be no great loss to their ves sels which went out, tho Peruvian government have agreed to extend to them every proper fa cility in securing cargoes. TJius ends the Gui ana difficulty. Wellakd Canal. The tolls on this Canal, for the past month of October, amounted to 9,289. The sum received in the same month of last year was 5,948. Free Press. The Governor of Indiana has appointed Hon. Charles W. Cathcart, U. S. Senator, to fill tho vacancy occasioned by the death of Senator Whitcomb. THE GRAND RIVER TIMES. WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. 8, 1852. f3f" The majority for Gen. Pierce on the popular vote is about two hundred and twenty five thousand. The whole vote given for Hale probably falls sbort of one hundred and fifty thousand, being no more than half as large as Van Buren's vote in 1848. This result demon strates, whatever may be the future 44 modus operandi" of our opponents, that no possible combination of the political factions of the country can hereafter be rendered available against the united Democracy. In view of this state of things the disappointed Galphinites are now starting a project to steal the Democratic name, and under cover of this 44 alias," to smug gle Whig principles and Whig practices into the ascendancy. This will do very well to tantal ize for a time the forlorn hopes of bankrupt politicians. The fact is our late opponents are in a brown study, but as yet they have brought forth nothing but idle, and impracticable, though sometimes curious speculations as to the future position and movements of parties. All these, we predict, will go for nothing. Notwithstand ing the New York Tribune insists that 14 the lato Whig party" is in a state of nonentity, we have the faith to believo that the dry bones of Whiggery will for a considerable length of time to come continue to stalk through the length and breadth of tho land. Thcro will yet be two prominent political parties, and they will still bo divided on tho same or similar issues to those made during the last and preceeding cam paigns. All other issues heretofore made by third parties, or which we conceive can be mado under existing circumstances, are sectional in their nature, and consequently can in no case be made tho basis of a successful national or ganization. Tho issues made between the Whig and Democratic parties, though much narrowed down within the last few years, are of a national character. These will continue to exist so long as aspirants to the public crib can succeed in keeping alive, a spirit of hostility to that great policy which gives an unrestricted exercise to the legitimate enterprises of the cit izen, and unites tho nations in bonds of amity and concord. The present century witnesses a struggle between the liberal, progressive ideas of the age and a spirit of blind servility to old precedents, which is too bigoted to permit of any real progress, and too timid even to reform long standing abuses. A modification of that same narrow and short sighted spirit which to this day closes the ports of Japan against a mu tually profitable and humanizing intercourse with other nations still pervades to some degree this whole country. So long as this spirit, coupled with a disposition to slight the inter ests of our citizens abroad, and restrain and di vert their otherwise well directed energies at home, finds any considerable number of advo cates, we expect tho present organization of par ties to continue. It is true that on these naked issues alone, it is an easy matter to determine which party will maintain the ascendancy, and to battle against the principles of the progress ive Democracy may appear like struggling against fate. But the history of those adventi tious circumstances, which fortune has at times thrown within their reach, will still give the Whigs courage to keep up an organization, not indeed with the hope of immediate success, but in a spirit of patient waiting for a recurrence of some lucky accident by virtue of which they may ride into power. Close of Navigation. Since our last issue the fleet belonging to Grand River has arrived and laid up in winter quarters, having made more numerous and successful trips than even those of last year which we chronicled as rang ing from thirty to forty. Notwithstanding the severe gales which have wrecked many a good ly craft on Lake Michigan our fleet have escap ed harmless, and our harbor although in a state of Natnre, has been ono of perfect safety. No thanks to Uncle Sam except so far as Li;ht Ilouse expenditures have contributed to 'his happy result. We have no means of estimati ng tho exact amount of exports from tho valley of Grand River yet, but hope soon to be able to give tho statistics. Suffice it to say that over 30,000,000 feet of lumber has found a cash mar ket at fair prices in Chicago, the proceeds of which are distributed among our merchants, mill owners, vessel owners, and lumbermen. Prep arations aro making for lumbering as usual and by the opening of navigation in tho spring the mills will have on hand their usual quota of freight and stock to run their numerous saws night and day throughout tho coming year. The business on the river is increasing so rap idly that steam boats are in great demand. It is expected that no less than six will be running in tho spring between this place and Grand Rap ids, and probably ono or more lines across the Lake. It is also expected that the Northern Rail Road extension from Pontiac to this place will be put in progress within the coming year. In the passago of the River and Harbor bill we believe we have the assurance that the estimates of Col. Abert for a harbor at this place and at Holland will be endorsed by yearly appropria tions until completed. Then western Michigan will become maritine and its products will find a safe and cheap channel of export to enrich the industry of its enterprising population. We look for liberal aid by both the State and Na tional Legislatures this winter and as in duty bound we shall ever pray that our petitions may bo granted. OAKLAND AND OTTAWA RAIL ROAD. - It should be a source of much pride and grati fication to the citizens of Pontiac, to learn tjiat the stockholders in this contemplated road are taking measures for its early completion. Wo learn that a survey is to be made this winter, and as early as practicable in the spring, tho work will commence, and be prosecuted with the al most energy, until it is completed. Very few of our citizens, wo venture to say have even thought of the change that will take place in Pontiac, consequent upon the construc tion of this great work. The numerous Engine, .Mechanic, and Upholsterer's 6hops, Car Houses, Depots, and tho vast nuinber of operatives requi red to carry them on, will give an impetus and life to that already active business character of me piace, wnicn cannot now naruiy oe reauzcu doubling the population in a year, and more than doubling its business capacity and revo lutionizing as by magic, its entire business ope rations. It has not, as yet, been decided, which course it will take from the present D. & P. R. R. De pot,or whether that will not be removed to some other point and in either case the effect upon the place will bo marked and visible. It is a work of no ordinary magrtitudo.and the immense business which awaits its opening, through the most fertile and productive portion ot our own State, and connecting by steamboat navigation, that or Wisconsin and the Territory oi JMineso- ta, will render its completion the greatest event that has ever happened to this part of the Mate. To those who design making Pontiac their home, an excellent opportunity now presents it self to secure that object. Comparatively speak ing, real estate, village lots, and houses, are very low, and the great influx of strangers, on the commencement of the Oakland and Ottawa road will tend to enhance their value and price, to a considerable extent perhaps double what they may now be purchased for. We would counsel no one to get in debt or unecessarily involve themselves but wo do think it would be well for those who are now here, and intend to make sober, industrious, and honest residents, to cast about and learn what, under all the circumstan ces, it is best to do. We firmly believe that a house and lot now worth one thousand dollars, and no sale at that, will in a year be worth, and sell for two thousand dollars and in proportion for those of a greater or less value. We sho'ld 44 make hay whilo the sunshines," and should " not put off for tho morrow what can be cone to-day" both wise injunctions, and should not be heedlessly disregarded. We take theabovo from tho Ponliac Uazctte. We do not wish to excite in our readers too sanguino anticipations as to the speedy completion of this long projected Rail, road. It is certainly not our desire to create a panic in favor of the holders of real estate in this vicinity. We already enjoy railroad prices for village lots, while we are total strangers to all other railroad influences. However, we hail with the utmost satisfaction everything that looks like a vigorous accomplishment of this important work. Tho Oakland and Ottawa Road will be built. The neglected interests of this portion of the Stato demand it. The in creasing amount of travel and the vast natural resources of the country fully warrant the nec essary outlay of capital. The only question with regard to its completion is that of time. F" The benefits of advertising are so well understood among thriving business men that so soon as their goods and wares are received and in a condition to offer, and be examined by their customers, the important fact is at once mado known through the columns of some newspaper. They advertise ! And in doing this a two fold object is gained, viz: Drawing custom and sustaining the Press. Persons who subscribe for newspapers and read them may be relied upon as better customers than those who do not read tho papers; and merchants who ad vertise will be sure to get the reading communi ty at their counters. In looking over our advertising columns our readers will see that Gilbert & Co., Ferry & Sons and Henry Griffin, of this village, L.M. S. Smith, of Mill point, and C. Davis & Co., of Muskegon, spread before their eyes the con tents of their stores, and all may know where the articles they need can be obtained. lf The schooners Lizzio Throop, Illinois and New Hampshire came in on the 5th insi, on their last trip for tho season. These are probably tho last arrivals from tho other side of tho lake this season, except the Telegraph. We hope she will be as fortunate as the rest of the fleet and find her resting place during the winter within our harbor, side by side her fel low travelers, now reposing unburdened upon the elemont they were' designed to traverse. The New Hampshire has we believe, made the greatest number of trips this season. Since the 10th of April last, she has carried forty car goes from White's Mill. Thu eighty times has this vessel crossed Lake Michigan, and the crew has handled the same number of limes on an average about 70 M. lumber. ypgf On the night of the Gth inst.'tho wood en sea wall around the light house was carried away by tho action of the waves the wind was blowing strong from tho south-west. The State Journal. Ingalls, Hedges & Co., have sold their interest in the Journal to Geo. W. Peck Esq., who is now its editor and proprietor. The Journal, under Mr. Peck's supervision, promises to be one of the best papers in the State. Its editorials are humorous and power ful exciting the risibles while u touches up tho leading whig prints. Washington, Dec. 2. Members of Congress begin to arrive freely; it is believed a quorum will be present on Mon day next. Collector McDowell and several New York citizens are here, ihe Cuban movements in New York have probably something to do with their presence here. Tne London Quarterly REviEW.The last number of this invaluable Qu&rterhj is on hand again, rich, as usual, with the treasures of the literary world. Among several articles which merit a perusal, wo call tho attention of tho reader to a notice with extracts of 44 The British Bards of the Sixth Century," and 44 Memoirs of Dr. Chalmers;" both of these wjll richly repay a perusal, and are a fair specimen of the reading matter which these Reviews contain. The most powerful writers of Europe are constantly c ontributing to the four great Brit ish Qafterlies, and so long as thoir pages are rilled with gleanings from the philosophy and wisdom of the giant minds of the old world,, they will stand without a competitor at the head of English literature. Reprinted by Leonard Scott &. Co., New York, 79 Fulton t. $3,00 per annum, or two Reviews for $5,00. The Hesperian. Wo were not a little gratified at the appearance on our table of the Nov. No. of the Hesperian or American Litera ry Magazine. Its neat print, popular orignal ar ticles and 44 Flakes from the Editor's Quarry," rre high recommends to all who choose to get the worth of their dimes. John N, Ingersoll, Editor and Proprietor, Detroit. Price, $2,00. ElectorsTof President. By an act of Con gress of March 1, 1792, the electors are requir ed to meet in their several States and give their votes for President and Vice President on tho first Wednesday in December. The electors hold a meeting on the day pre ceeding, for the purpose of organizing them- selves and verifying their credentials. The law establishing a uniform time for choosing the electors throughout the United States, was enacted January 123, 1845. The votes of the electoral colleges aro to bo transmitted to the President of the U. S. Sen ate before the first Wednesday in January fol lowing. . The votes aro to bo opened nnd counted in Congress on the second Wednesday in Febru ary. The messengers appointed by the electoral colleges to carry the votes to Washington, aro allowed a mileage of 25 cents. Gen. Pierce will receive tho highest electoral vote ever given for any Presidential candidate, and Gen. Seott the lowest with two excep tions those of Charles C. Pinckney in 1804 and John Quincy Adams, in 1828. The popu lar majority of Gen. Pierce will probably exceed two hundred and twenty-five thousand, omitting South Carolina. An official list of the lost and damaged ves sels on the lakes, between the 7th and 20th of " November, presents tho folio iving summary:- Schooners 26, steamers and propellers C, and brigs 3 all either wrecked, seriously damaged or compelled to suffer loss by throwing over board portions of their cargoes. Twcnty.ono lives aro reported lost. President's Message. The Washington Republic is authorized to slate that the Presi dent's Message will be transmitted this year by special messengers to the principal points of the Union, in the same manner as was pursued last year. It is stated that the message will fill about seven leaded columns of the Republic. If so, it will bo bneter than the last. Albany Register. The Eastern Mails, &c. We are request ed to say that hereafter, until further notice, the mails going Last will be despatched to Cleve land, and thence, by railway, for their destina tion. The mails will be closed every evening at seven. The fine steamer Cleveland has been withdrawn from the Buffalo line, and now runs alternate days to Cleveland, in connection with the Forest City. Free Press. Senator from New Hampshire. Hon. Chas. G. Atherton has just been elected Senator from New Hampshire in the place of Mr. Hale. Mr. A. is one of the strongest men of New England, and has before served in both Houses of Con gress. He is tho confidential friend of tho President elect and will occupy a leading posi- Boston, Dec. 2. Mayor Seaver was this day re-nominated by the whigs. Chickering's Piano establishment, with its valuable contents were totally destroy ed by fire this morning loss in the building, $60,000. Stock, $75,000; insured $07,000 in Boston. About 100 workmen in Chickerings employ are thrown out of employment. The Maine Liquor Law was declared Constitutional by a full bench to-day. New York, Dec. 1. The action for compensation against the cap tain of the ill-fated steamboat Henry Clay, for baggage destroyed, which has been pending for some time past, was finally settled yesterday, by the captain's paying the claims in full. A letter from the city of Mexico, dated Nov. 2, in the Sun this morning, says the very criti cal stato of the government has produced gener al consternation in the market. Baltimore, Dec. 1. There have been several serious riots in our city of late, chiefly among the firemen. There is much alarm in consequence, and our citizens are arming themselves to resist attack. Raleigh, Dee. 1. The N. C. Legislature have had two more ballots for a U. S. Senator without any choice. Washington, Dec. 1. . Geo. W. Kendall has been appointed Consul to St. Helena. The Cleveland papers of last evening, do not mention anything in regard to the report o tho death of Hon. Win. R. King. The dispatch re ceived here is undoubtedly a hoax. fFrce Press. The Legislature of Vermont adjourned Wed nesday, Nov. 25th. The Maine Law wn enac ted. Newark, Dec. 2. The Convention, in Bishop Doane's case has adjourned sine die, and Bishop Doanc has been acquitted. Baltimore, Dec; 2. The Mississippi is in fine navigable ordeo be tween St. Louis and New Orleans. .