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4 . Congressional. Washington, Uoc 12. Senate, Mr. Bright o dared the list of standing com mittee which was agreed to. Mr. R,4Wtril H9vn nntian of n hill irrnnt. D ing aid to the State of New York to con struct a ahip canal around the falls of Ni agara. " , Several petitions in regard to. cheap ocean postage were presented. A resolution calling on tho President for all correspondence with hngland in regard fa the treaty of Washington, was adopted. A resolution calling forcopies of the. in struction to foreign Ministers, was, on mo tion of Mr. Cass, adopted. Beverly Tuckar waseleeted printer. " UptJSE. I ho standing committees were -announced. The Chairmen of the principal ones are, on Commerce, Fuller; un Public Lands, Disney; on Post Office, Olds; Judiciary, Stanton, of Tennessee; Indian Affairs, Orn Military, Benton; Na val, Booock; Foreign, Bayley, of' Virginia; and Koads and Canals, Dunham. "Bayley '8 resolution to elect a House Li brarian was rejected by two majority. Gerritt Smith presented a petition from 4he N. Y.Temperanco-Alliance, asking Congress to take action for the suppres ion of. intoxicating drinks in the District of Columbia, and : asks lor a special com . mutes. - . -Mr. Richardson said he intended to dis cuss the subject, so it was laid over. f .Many other petitions on.various subjects were presented and referred .;Mr. Cobb introduced a Homestead bill, whioh was referred to. the Committee on Publie Lands. . .. Mr. Went worth, of III., offered a resolu - tion that Congress has the power to provide : for the construction of a railway over the territory of the United States for the safe and more expeditious transportation of the publio moneys, mails, etc., from the Atlan tic to the Pacific, and ought immediately to exercise that power, be moved the pre ... vious question - Mr. Stevens, of Ga., moved that the mo tion be laid on the table, which was agreed - to. ; 'i- V Mr. Washburn, of 111 , offered a similar X resolution, in regard to the Hail way for the transportation of troops and munitions of war, and pending a motion to lay it on the ' table, the House adjourned. - -The Chair presented resolutions and the proceedings of a publio meeting of th merchants or New York City, held last Uc tober. protesting against the course pur sued by the administration, relative to its ; interference in the local politics of a State, and the removal of Collector Bronson. ' - .Washington, Deo. 13. Senate. Mr. Hunter from Finance committee, to which was referred the communication - of the Secretary of the Treasury, respecting the manner of paying Senators, reported a bill ... to: regulate the disbursement of the con tingent fund of the Senate. The bill pro . vides that all money appropriation for pay . .: and .mileage should be drawn from the ' treasury by the Secretary of the Senate, and be by him disbursed as directed by : the Senate, and to receive for his services one thousand dollars annually. Bill pass v Mr. Bright from the finance commute? reported a bill prescribing the manner of appointment or assistant Secretary of the treasury by making the appointment by the President and Senate. He read a list of all the executive offices whose appoint ments bare to be confirmed by the Senate, and said that most of them were of far less : : importance than that of assistant Secretary . of the Treasury. ' The bill was read and . ' passed. - Mr. Gwinn ' introduced a bill for a line of Mail steamers from San Fran cisco to Shanghai, China, via Sandwich Islands . Hererred. : "Mr Adams introduced a bill to reduce and graduate the price of public land. Re . ferred, -after executive session af ten min ntes. Adjourned. - ; house. Mr. Maurice moved a recon- ? aideration of the vote by which the House rejected Mr. Bagley'e resolution providing -for the election of a house librarian. Mr Hubbard tnoved to lay it on the table. which was adopted. Mr. Stanton, of Ken ; tuoky, presented a memorial from General . Lane, contesting the seat of Gaflegos, del gmf fron, New Mexico. -Referred to the MmmiiiMi.n.M.n, v committee on elections. - The House resumed the consideration of the resolution of Mr. Washburn, of II linoU. that aslncidental to and indispensa ble for the ezeroise oi the powers confei red by the Constitution upon the Congress of the United States to provide for the com- inon'defenoe and general welfare is the nowe to oonstruct Railroads through the Temtories of the -United States for the purpose ofthe transportation of the mails. and ammunitions of war. - Laid on the ta tie. Yeas 118 ? Nays 74. Mr;, Bissell offered a foint resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to Gen Wool, for his distinguished services at the battle of Buena Vista, and authnrizinor ih President of the United States to cause a sword to be presented to him.- Referred to committee on Military affairs - Mr. Yates offered preamble and resolu . tiona asserting that the construction oi a railroad through the Territoriesof the Uni ted Statea Is imperiously demanded, for the safe and rapid transportation of mails, munitions of war, publio monies, and troops, and whereas the people- are favor able to the construction of such road from the Atlantic to the Pacific, as regards its political, nnancial and social aspect; and ,, whereas such road is necessary to unite the extremes of the Union, therefore ' Resolved, -ThtiX, it is tber duty of this Congress, as soon as it can be done from the), reports of the 'surveys ordered at the last session of Congress, to ascertain the most practicable route, and pass an act for the early commencement and speedy com pletion ot such route. ' - " ; - On motion of Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, the resolution was laid, upon the table. Yeas 119.: Nays 68. :; Washington, Deo. 14. Senate. Mr, Shields introduced a bill authorizing the State of Illinois to select the residue of cer tain lands granted to that State in 1847, to aid in the construction of canals. Mr. Seward made a motion that all pa pers on file-relating to the Niagara Ship Canal be referred to the Committee on ' Commerce. Adopted. : Mr. Adams introduced a bill granting land to the States of Louisiana and Mis sissippi for railroad purposes, y Mr. Badgerjntroduced a resolution' au thorizing the several committees to employ clerks. --'- 'ty Mr. Sumner offered a resolution direct ing an inquiry as to the expediency of hav- ing the United States Statutes revised and collected. Adopted. Mr. Hunter presented the' credentials of Mr. Clay, Senator elect from Alabama, who appeared and was sworn. Air. Dodge, ot Iowa, introduced a bill to organize the Territory of Nebraska. Re ferred. Adjourned. House. Mr. Benton stated that by cour tesy he was appointed Chairman of the Mil itary Committee, but while he was willing to serve'on the Committee, he felt it incon venient to discharge the duties of that post; therefore he had declined and the Com mittee had appointed Mr." Bessel in his place. - - Mr. Norton ottered a resolution instruc ting the committee on commerce to report a bill as soon as practicable for the com pletion of Publio Works for which appro priations were made by the last Congress Laid on the table. Mr. Bissell-introduced a bill making grants of lands to States and Territories (or the benefit of indigent insane.. Referr ed. Mr. Wentworth, of Illinois, introduced a biltextending the benefit of pension laws to all persons serving in the late war with Great Britain and India. There was also a similar bill presented by Dawson and Greene. . Numerous bills presented granting lands for railroads. Mr. Boyce offdred the following: Resolved, That in view of the large in creasing surplus in the Treasury, duties on imports should be so reduced as only to raise such revenue as may be necessary for an economical administration of gov ernment, and the duties should be so im posed as to equalize as much as possible the burden, ot taxtion to ail classes and sections, and to ensure the abstraction from the pockets ofthe people of as little as pos sible over and above what is paid into the Treasury. Laid over. Washington, Dec. 15. Senate. Or tiered that when the Senate adjourn it ad journ to meet on Monday II r. Seward gave notice of a bill lor the construction of a railroad through the ter ritories of' the Unite 1 States, from th Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. Mr. Gwinn introduced a bill providin for the appointment of a District judge for the Southern District ot (Jalitornia. with authority for two District Judges to hold courts in each District in case of the ab senceorsickness of each other Re'erred Mr. Gwinn moved an executive session which was agrerd to; w' e i -Mr. G. offered the following which was adopted Resolved, That the "Jommittee on torn morce be iustructed to inquire and' report on the general condition of the commerce of the United States carried on upon th Pacific ooean, and whether any legislative action is necpssuy tor tne security an protection of that important national inter est Mr. Hamlin gave notice of a bill to sat isfv claims of American citizens for spo liations by the French. Alter the doors were opened Mr. Dodge of Iowa, offered a resolution toTimendih rules by providing that in all cases of elec tion of officers by the Senate of the United States the vote shall be taken viva voce Laid over. N Mr. Brodhead said he hoped the Senator would also offered a resolution that in fu ture the executive sessions shall be with open doors.- Adjourned. 1- Hodss. Mr. Dawson, from the Com mittee on Agriculture, reported the Home stead bill. Referred. Mr. Mechem gave notice of his intention to introduce a bill providing for the pay ment ofthe fourth installment of the sur plus revenuo under the law of 1 836. . . A long debate ensued on a resolution providing for the purchase of Mt. Vernon, which was generally opposed by the Vir ginia members, who said that that State would never cede her jurisdiction over any part of her territory. Without acting on the resolution the House took up and referred several mat ters on the Speaker's table. The Senate bill relating to the manner of appointing an Assistant Secretary of ne Preasury was then takrn up Alter a ong debate, without action, the House adjourned till Monday. Report of the Secretary of the . Treasury. . As we are quite unable to make room in our columns for the whole of the report of Secretary of the Ireasury, we pre- sent the following abstract of its most im- portant iac;s The receipts of the last fiscal year, end ing 30th June last, were from customs $58,931,865; lands $1,667,085; miscel laneous, $738,624. Total, $61,337,574. Expenditures $54,026,818. Excess of re- ceipts, , $7,310,766. Which, added to the balance on hand at the beginning of the year, makes a balance on hand at the end of the year, June 30, 1853, of $2 1,942- 892. . 1 During the first quarter (ending- 30th September,) of the present fiscal year, the receipts from customs were $19,718,822, '"" lands $1,489,562; miscellaneous, $157,995. Total, $21,356,379. Expen ditures same period $15,081,384. Bal ance in the Treasury 30th September last. 28,111,888. : A large encroachment has been made, during the year, upon the public debt, which has been reduced to $56,336, 1 57 52. The amount of debt redeemed and pur chased from 4th March last, to 3d Decem ber inst., is $12,722,779 75. The Hon. Secretary states that the condition and prospects of the Treasury justify the ap plication of $15,000,000 more towards the purcnase oi tne remaining portion oi me debt. The premiums paid hy Uncle Sam, have varied from $8 to 21 per cent, ac cording to the periods which the stock had to run. .: . - - Imports and ExPOHTS.-The value of imports during the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1853, is $267,978,647, and of ex ports $230,452,250. Excess of imports $37,526,317. This is the largest excess of imports that has occurred in any year since 1836. liut, says tne oecretary, fuir estimate for profits on our exports and the freight of our vessels, would Cast the balance of this account in our favor, with out estimating the money brought in by emigrants, of- which no account is taken." The Tariff. It is proposed to remove the duties entirely' from certain articles of import, which now yield a revenue of about $8,000,000. Also, to arrange the articles which will still continue to pay duty, into two classes, the one olass to pay 100 per cent, duty, and the other class 25 per cent. It is calculated that these modifica tions of the Tariff, (to no into effect 1st anuary, 1855,) will reduce the revenue to about 45,000,000 from customs, below which it is not proposed to go until the publio debt is paid. Among the articles recommended to be thrown into the free list, are the raw materials used in our manufactories. Also, salt on which the average revenue for the last five years has amounted to only $232,284, while the an nual fishing bounties, for which the salt duty is made a pretext, amount to 413. With the duty on salt it is proposed to repeal also the fishing bounties The total tonnage of the united States now amounts to 4,407,010 tons, being an increase upon the last year ot Zbo.UUU tons. The Mint. The entire coinage at the United States Mint from its origin to the 31st of October last, was $370,008,192 50. The gold coinage from 1st of January last to 1st of October, was $46,998,945 70: and the silver coinage $7,996,225. With in four years, $135,872,005 73 has been added to . the gold and silver coin of the country, over and above what has been exported, without including what has been brought by immigrants. A branch Mint has been contracted for at San Francisco, and will be in working order by the 1st of February next. It will be capable of coining $30,000,000 per annum. It is officially stated that the property in Wall street adjoining the Custom House, and lately occupied by the Bank Of the State and the bank of Commerce, has been leased, by the Government for an assay office at $53,000 per annum for two years, with the privilege of purchasing within two years at $530,000, with interest from date of the lease, the payments made lor rent, to be deducted from the amount. The Methodist Chnrch DLficulty. The New York Evening Post publishes .1 1 , 1 I 1 I . Ml 1 I wis auujoiueu caru, oy wnicn it win oe seen . ' . . thnt ttiA cmt U'niph fiaa hnpn o r Inn a l ji. u. r. .k m.k:.,. i7;0i I jUij u in g ucinucu alio mciuuuiai ujMavvpi i Church, South and North, is as last put into a shape likely to lead to a settlement. The terms of the adjustment are withheld from the public, until the Courts shall con form their action to the new state of things; or, in other words, issue a decree in con formity with the voluntary settlement. It is understood, however, that the basis ot the settlement is an equitable division of the property, amounting to over one mil lion dollars, between the two sections of the Church. The result will be received with general satisfaction. The card, which comes from a committee representing each branch of the church, is as follows: The undersigned, a committee appoint ed for the purpose of preparing a state nient for publication, of the action of the commissioners upon the question in litiga tion between the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in relation to the property of the Book Concern in New York, report the following: The Hon. John M'Lean having volun tarily undertaken a correspondence with the commissioners of the Methodist l'.pis copal Church South, and having received assurances from both parties of a disposi tion to come to an amicable settlement o! the matter in litigation, and having been invited to' be present at a meeting; of the aforesaid commissioners, and to aid-them with his counsels, met with them at the Mission Rooms, 199 Mulberry street, New York, on the 26th ultimo, and by the unani mous request ot the commissioners, acted as chairman. This settlement has been agreed upon by the parties without the arbitrament of a third party; and is to each entirely sat isfactory. The conclusion of this settle ment was followed by thanksgiving to bod, and a most hearty expression of Christian love and mutual confidence. The feeling which prevails among the commissioners of tho two churches, we may hope, is a true type of that which will prevail here after throughout the bounds of our com mon Methodism, North and South. After a careful and most friendly ex amination of the whole question, the Southern commissioners made a proposi tion for a settlement of their claim, which the commissioners of the New York Con cern accepted. Nothing now remains to be done to consummate this desirable ad- justment of a most troublesome litigation, but the execution ol the necessary papers and the arrangements for a final decree of the United States Court for the Southern District of New York, now in session in this city. Much credit is due to his Honor, Judge M'Lean, for his agency in the completion i .u j . - . J .1 .: l.i ment; and we doubt not but this act will clan1 npAmin arttli flmnnn f Vine a nf hia long and biilliant career, which have given him so enviable a position before the Chris- nan puDiic. The details of the settlement will be made known to the public when the final decree of the Court shall transpire. George Peck, William A. Smith. The above report was unanimously adopted. Z. Phillips, Secretary. Settlement of the M. E. Church Case. The terms of settlement in the great Methodist Episcopal Church case have at length been made publio. The Methodist Episcopal Church South agree to take, in settlement of their claim, under the decree of Judge Nelson, the sum of $191,000 in cash, together with the Richmond, Charleston and Nashville printing establishments, aad all the debts on the books and periodicals, due the New York Book Concern, from individuals re siding within . the geographical limits of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. nail Burned. About six o'clock this morning, a car containing mails and baggage, coming west, on the M. S. R. R., a lew miles from Ain worth station, was discovered to be on fire. The train was immediately stopped, and every available means used to extin guish the flames. The greatest exertion, however, succeeded in rescuing but a small portion of the contents ofthe car, so thor oughly on fire had it become before the alarm was given. The mail was contain ed in five or six canvass and leather bags, the latter suffering most severely. The Postmaster and his clerks are now at work with the charred and half burned fragments of the letters and packages, portions of which can be decyphered, and will reach their destinations. The larger share are hopelessly destroyed. , The car contained some thirty or forty trunks, most of which were consumed, or so badly damaged as to be nearly valueless. Chicago Journal. I'HE SPIRIT OF DfiMUXKAW. J AS. R. MORRIS, PROPRIETOR. WOODS FIELD, OHIO, DEC. 21, 1853. Our Taxes. At this time, when many are complain ing of their high taxes, would it not be well to look around us, and see whether we are really paying more than usual, or whether we are not, in fact, paying less?- True, in some towns and townships, perhaps the levy may be greater than it was last year, but in others it is less. The State tax, ex clusive of the school tax, is less, and so is the county tax, excluding the poor farm tax, much less. Then why the complaint? The youth ot our State must be educated in order to make them good and upright citizens, and the poor must be provided for. If the per cent, levied to pay the debt of our State and the ordinary expenses of the State government is less than hereto fore, and the levy for the ordinary expen ses of the county is also less, of what do we complain? Simply of the tax we pay to build school houses, to pay teachers and 10 provide for the necessities of the poor Suppose, for the sake of a case, that the man who complains ot his scnooi taxes, has property to the amount of two thou sand dollars in value; on this he pays, under the State levy for school purpose, four dollars. Suppose this same man has four children between the ages of 5 and 21 years. Under the new school law, he will be enabled to send these four children to school seven months each, for his four dol lars, while without any law. to have his Lilrpn af.,nn inT that length of time - O , , , , . . j.t hi nmi M hnvn in nnv. nprnnns. TOUT (Lai r J' r r J lara oer scholar, or twentv-eisht dollars. a w Look at this, tax-payers, and reflect upon it. When we have more time, we will give you some lacis subject. n and figures on this Land Valuation of Guernsey. The editor of the. Guernsey Times is in tt sew about lhe appraisement of lands in that county and the action of the State Board of Equalization. Hear what he says: - "The average .valuation of the land in lhi3 county, as equalized in lU4b, was $9 10 per acre. The average value, per acre, as appraised by the District Asses sors in 1853, was $10 61. The State Board of equalization, we observe, has added thirty-five per cent, to the value fixed by the appraisers, thus raising the average value per acre to $14 32. "As the interests of this Senatorial Dis trict are in the hands of the Democracy we counselled several of the leaders o that party, bclore any candidates were nominated, to select the most-able and influential man they had in the district for member of the Board of Equalization, in order to prevent the piling up process upon the people ol Uuernsry. US course, our counsel was not received, and the good people of Guernsey county will have to pay some $5,000 to $10,000 more taxes yearly than they would have done if the valuation had been kept down to where the appraisers put it! That's paying rath er dearly for a Democratic whistle. Now we do not pretend to know at what sum the lands of Guernsey county should be appraised, as we are not sufficiently acquainted with the county to form a cor rect opinion. But" we believe the fling at Mr. Mercer, our member' of the State Board, and at the Democracy of this Dis trict, who elected him, is wholly gratuitous With the facts before the Board, as exhib ited in the published "Abstract of the val uation of the real property of Ohio, assessed in the year 1853," we are under the impression that "the most able and influential man in the district," no, not even the editor of the Times, could have prevented any other result, so far as the lands of Guernsey are concerned, than what has taken place, to wit: An increase in the valuation of that county. No other county in the State, except Jefferson, Perry and Ross, exhibits a less increase per acre iian Guernsey, and yet all these counties (Guernsey, Jefferson, Perry and Ross,) have great public improvements in the course of construction through them Look at the increase percent, per acre since 1846, in the adjoining counties Muskingum 44 per cent,; Coshocton, 24 Harrison, 53; Belmont, 53; and Monroe 57; whilst the increase in the county of Guernsey is only 16 percent. Now be cause the Board have seen proper to put Guernsey up to what would seem to be her proper place in the list of counties the Times thinks it is "paying rather dear ly for a Democratic whistle." That our readers may be able to make a comparison of the appraisements in the counties above named, we publish them below, showing ?rs, the average value per acre under the appraisement and equali zation of 1846; second, the average value per acre under the appraisement of 1853 and third, the increase per cent, on each acre:- - - 1846 Muskingum, $14,09 1853 $20,36 13.39 18.50 23,65 8.91 10,61 9,00 Increase 44 24 S3 53 57 16 V 56 Coshocton, Harrison, Belmont, Monroe, Guernsey, , Washington, 10,75 12,07 15,41 5,65 9,10 5,75 If we are not mistaken an increase has also been made to the valuation of th lands in Coshocton and Muskingum,' as well as Guernsey. Wrhat has bee-done with Monroe, we have not seen; but we suppose that our valuation has been suf fered to stand about as returned. If the appraisements in other counties are any criterion, ours ought to be reduced some The Table, from which we gather th foregoing facts, also shows the number of acres of land sold in each county, be tween the 1st of April and the 1st of Oc- tober, 1853, as shown by the books in the several Recorders Offices, the average per acre as sold, and the average per acre, of the same lands,' as appraised. We give below this and some of our neighbor ing counties: " No. of acres Monroe, 6,938 Sold. $7,98 8,28 13.25 14,38 28,10 21,66 Appraised. $8.21 7,44 9.65 9.73 21,26 Washington, 15,061 Noble, Guernsey, Belmont, Harrison, 1,816 4,738" 7,572 3,133 t7,65 From this table it will be seen that the lands sold in this county, between the 1st of April and 1st of October, are apprais ed at an average or 23 cents per acre more man wnaimey were soia ior, or aooui .1 1 ..1 1,J - I . I 3 per cent.: while the lands in the other counties named are all appraised at less than the sales: Washington at about 11 per cent, less; Noble about 37 per cent.; Guernsey, 47; Belmont, 31; and Harri son, 22. We think, after the editor of the Times ooks over these tables, and the products of Guernsey county, he may change his opinion, and come to the conclusion that Guernsey is not so poor a county as he would have those at a distance believe, and that the people of Guernsey are not paying rather dearly for a Democratic whistle." , True, we may be mistaken in our estimate of the value of lands in Guern sey county, the addition of 35 percent may be too much, but the figures don't ook that way. Suppose the lands of that county were appraised at 30 per cent, too ow, and some man, whom the Times would call "most able and influential." was a member ofthe Board, and knew that it was so appraised, and, aftor taking an oath to fairly and impartially equalize i i e .u i j . o . . t. the value of the lands in the State, yet by his ability and influence could keep the value of lands in Guernsey down to what they were appraised by the Assessors, we his oath, or would he be such a man as ... . I We are personally unacquainted with Mr. Mercer, but we believe him to be a man of sound judgment and discretion, and withal an honest man. Could we say as much of one who would labor to keen a lown the valuation of the lands in a coun ty where all things conspire to show that it has been appraised too low? Since the above was in type, we have noticed that the Board have changed the increased per cent., on the valuation in Guernsey, from 35 to 30 per cent. We have seen n action on the valuation of this county. The Rucent Murdei. No new facts have come to light, so far as we can learn. relative to the recent murder in this coun ty. For the character of our county we must be permitted to state, that Daniel Salsbury, who was convicted at the last term of the court in this county, for the murder of George Sellars, was a citizen of Washing ton county; Miller, who is now confined in jail for stabbing young David son, is a citizen of Wheeling, Va.; and Henry Craig, who is in jail for the murder of Alexander Garden, is a citizen of Noble county ,13 Telegraph From New Orleans and Mexico. New Orleans, Dec. 10. A private let ter dated Vera Cruz, 8th, says that Santa Anna has been proclaimed Dictator for ten years, with the consent of all the prin cipal btates and cities, excepting (Jrisha which wanted him declared a perpetual Dictator. - , It is reported that Mr. Gadsden has de manded an immediate confirmation of the Garey Grant, or in case of a refusal, the Americans would take possession oPMesil la Valley. : , . . , Lieut. "Murphy Lane arrived here from Mexico with dispatches for Washington Nine powder wagons exploded near ruebla, killing thirteen persons. Deaths from cholera in New Orleans forthe past week, 111. Spanish Insolence Rebuked. New York, Dec. 12. The Arctic brings news of a rencountre at Madrid between young Soule, son of the American Minis ter, and the Duke Alba, brother Empressof France. ...... of the At a ball given by the French Minister, at Madrid, the Duke made some disparag ing and impertinent remarks about the dress of Mrs. Soule, wife of the Ameri can Minister, which were overheard by her son. Refusing the necessary apology, young Soule undertook to chastise the insolence of the Spanish Duke, on the spot, but was prevented from effecting jt by the interference of his father. The assault gave rise to a high state of excite ment. Young Soule challenged the Duke, but it was no go he had had fight enough, and refused to accept. Arrival of the Asia. - New York, Dec. 15. The Asia arriv ed at New York at five o'clock this after noon, with Liverpool dates to Dec. 3d. '' Vienna. The war is making little pro gress, but favors the Turks. ' . , e A new project of arrangement is pro posed by the Auslrians. No movement of magnitude along the Danube, but continued skirmishes between small parties, which sometimes are pretty severe, at Maknaw opposite Guergero and at llersova where.the fire was pretty smart. . In Asia the Turkish successes continue to be brilliant. j The Turks have captured the -first class fortress Louchuru Kale and fort Usurgh- etie. . - . - ' . ,. . Hostilities have been commenced on the Black Sea. .. , .-: The Turkish steamer captured the Rus sian frigate : Waldemir, and a Russian ship has taken an Egyptian steamer of ten guns after a desperate resistance, i The Anglo French fleet still remains at anchorage. -!- -v '$ It is reported that the Turkish fleet in tends bombarding bebastopal It is understood that Austria has pro posed a new conference at Vienna, Lon don or Paris. The great powers are said to be favorable to Russia and Turkey, are invited to send delegates, i ' The lurks, alter the 20th November, will seize all Russian shipping in their ports. -The Russians, after the 22d, will follow suit. The Sultan has declined receiving any further supplies of treasure from Aleman- sas. lie does not wish the present Hostil ities to be regarded as a holy war. Apart ments were preparing at Adrianople for pages 53 and 54 Justices of the Peaet rare1 re the Sultan. ... ..... . . auired to render vtarlv mtaiemmit a.. Affairs in Servia cause some uneasiness to the Porte. ' .The Porte thinks that the orryiau guveriimeiii is listening iu 1 1 u- sian intrigues, although the letter of the rnnce oi oerviante to tne cmitan, lnii- mates tnat oervia would preserve ' . . . . 4 , a 6tnct neutrality The rumor that the Emperor Napoleon was assassinated, was current, but is un true." ' There is a report of an alliance between England, France, Spain and Sardinia, onensive and uelensive A revolution is reported to have broken out in Portugal, in favor of Don Miguel, but is not vet confirmed. I he whole Polish army had marched into the Principalities. " the 1 urks had for several nights bom barded the Russian position at Giurgero, but were finally dislodged by the artillery of Gen. torrnosoff: There have beehcontinued and heavy rains all along the lower Danube, making extended military operations impossible, Both the Russian and Turkish command- ers are getting their troops under cover. Omer Pasha had marched the bulk of his troops back to the quarters occupied previous to Crossing the Danube. 1 he .U"WB" - ",BU. """' v r The fourth and fifth Russian reserve corps are moving from Bess-Arabia to J wauacnia. On the 24th of November, Ichamyl and , .. p . a were a 8;mult ' U9 attack on the Russian line. The result is not known. Omar Pasha had intercepted a -letter irnm niencuiKou 10 uorismiiKoii, auvising htm t r Irocrk ntnat in tha nrt nni nnlitina I - r" - - f- .... its. o,t i k. .,,i,rr RJ Capt. Bor ase, now in command ojTurk-ful isn tieets, ooui ot. wnotn noiu commissions in me uriwsii navy. . It is reported in Vienna that an alliance has been formod between Servia and Montenegro... The anniversary' of the Polish revolu tion was celebrated in London on the 29th. Markets. Flour of all qualities have declined two shillings, and holders are not resting upon the market. Western Canal 34s 6d; Ohio 35s 6d. Corn is in moder ate demand with prices in favor of buy-1 ers. tieel and roiK both dull; liacon in moderate request. Lard favoring buyers; demand very light. Provisions need not be altered Trade in manufacturing dis tricts largely declined. Furlher: by the Asia. Philadelphia, Dec. 16. The London Press, a weekly paper, contains the follow ing: "We have authority to state that the Court at St. Petersburg has addressed a orjef auu conclusive note to the govern- ments of England and France, announc ing that no further negotiations will be entered into. The part of Russia is defin itely taken, and that part is war. . The London Times has a leading arti cle on the subject of the reported advance of the Turks iiom Kalafat towards Kra- gava and remarks that this advance was coupled with the activity of the 'lurks along the whole line of the Danube, ren dering it evident that we are only y et at the beginning of the Wallachia campaign Baltimore Councils r r .. Baltimore, December 16. The second branch of the Council passed the amend ed ordinance, giving to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad the five millions endorse ment without restriction as to business. ; v m through ' ' Cincinnati Marktt. ' -. Cincinnati,' Dec' 16.--Flour dull, and small sales' at 5a5,10 with lew buyers. Hogs opened very dull. The only sale heard of was 150 head at $4,20. r Noth ing done in provisions. ; " - ' The Union vs.' The Senate.' Baltimore, Dec. 15. No mail beyond Washington The "Union" continues to bewail the election of Tucker Senate printer, and says "we have good reason to believe that a deliberate coalition has been formed, for the purpose of embar rassing the Administration, and deriding : l i 1. : .1 . i I u urBaKll,g uuwu uib .Lemocmiic party. we cannot oe restrained oy respect ior Senatorial office from speaking our mind." Fatal Accident. We have to add another to the long list of deaths by the accidental discharge of fire arms. On Saturday last.' Mr! John Gilinore of VVaterford townhin wa in i ,j f' , ; ?J iora townsnip, was in a field husking corn, when he saw a rab- uit at a lime aistance, ana reacnec lor nisi gun, which was standing against a tree close at hand. As he leaned the muzzle towards him. the lock caught in a bush or twig, and the contents of the barrel were discharged into his neck; killing him in stantly. ", . ' '""! : . ' ' . It is but a few years since a brother of Mr. Gilmore, whose sad death we now record, was -accidentally killed near the same spot where the above accident oc curred. Marietta Intelligencer. ; R OLL OF HONO R. Received on subscription to the "Spirit of Democracy," for the week ending Sat urday, Dec; 17, 1853: t". . . ' , ' J y Henry Okey, Woodsfield,; ; . 2 00 Daniel O'Connor,, do n ( 3 00 ..John M. Rownd, Noble Co., --...J 50 Isaac Murrey,-Esq., Franklin, 1 50 ..- Thos. Orr, Adams Co., Ills., 1 50 -J. S. llolliday, Center, ,,y -c;- -' 1 50 J Jacob Vernon, Seneca, . , . 1 50 - . Isaac Mitchell,: jr., Green, - , I 50 : John Gillespie, ft -ra do .' , ; 1 50 - Jacob IIufTmani Perry, 50 Henry Barnard, do 1 50 : Arch'd States, $ do 1 00 Anthony Hunter, Summit, .1 1 50 .John M'Cammoh, ,do , , 50 - John Daugherty, jr., Wayne, ; . 75 ;i Vim. Lawreuce, Sunsbury, r s : 75 Special Notices. f English Teacher Wanted In District No. 3, Switzerland lownxhin. t r ' against the 1st of January, 1854. There is a good school house in the District, and everything convenient. Employment for three months will be given. The applicant must be well ' qualified. " "" . By order of the Directorr- Notice to Justices of the Peace. 7" Bv an act. vasted March 7. IU2-Lm Pi, .lOi ed bv ihemt lo the Countv Auditor.. staLimort t0 be made before the $t of February, un- der the penalty J Fifty dollars. j)ec. 21,1853. t: JNO.B. JJ NOLL,' Ana. Democratic Convention. There will be a Democratic Meeting in the Court House, in Woodsfield, on Satur day, December 31, 1853, to appoint dele gates to the State Convention, to be held in Columbus, January 7, 1854, to nominate a candidate for Supreme Judge, and a can- did ate for Member of the Board of Publio Works. By order of the Monroe County Demo cratic Central Committee. V . . Consumption.' , , .. There is, perhaps) no disease with which our country is affected, which sweepa off annually many victims, as that fell destroyer of the human race Consumption. Day after day,'-yer after year, (he insatiate monster burriea to the poTtals of the cold and silent tomb fresh-added victims. to its conquest: - No walk of life k aacred from, its blighting Influence. No ago is exempt from it. death dealing ahalu. ., The old, the middle-aged,- u ",0 you"K; 'nu" "e tood tor tbff com- 7 system impervious to the attacks of other ilia ancf whose good deeds prepared him lor the enjoyment tite of the dangers which beset anj fickle clime? v . I- .,.,. . . . . . ' ! n.r. I . - " -V vr o i ni bdalsaai U WIliU CHERRY ha nfrlnrmt rupo. r-.F A-'.n I .- e. -,, phytieitm, had pronounced the oatient. b. yond hopef bevon(rihe reaeh of lb. , healing art; ' WISTAR'S BALSAM" L. U; has restored the bloom of health to many a pallid cheek, and joy and gUtfuess to many a despairing bosom. , , ? i. . ; : - j: n.t.f., J flCJ-See advertisement. - Examination, of School Teachers- THE Board of School Examiners will hold a meeting, for the examination ot Teachers, in- Woodsfield, on Monday, Jan. 2, 1854.' At which place applicants fot certificates must at tend and be examined, as no certificates can be granted except at an advertised meeting. Applicants unknown to the Board must not fori' get to have certificates of character from reliable persons known to tome member ot the Board, Applicants must be in attendance by 10 o'clock of the.day of examination. The Board, from ne"i-' cessity, are compelled to enforce this rule. - Those wishing certificates for the higher branch es will be examined on the same day, but at such, times as may be convenient ! .' ' - .' By order of the Board, . ' " , JAMES MITCHELL; ' Nov. 23, 1853. Chrk of Board our Taxes! Save jour 5 per cent The tax payers of this county, who ' thing their rent sufficiently high without the ad- dition of 5 per cent., will avail themselves of this notice, and pay their taxes by the- 20lh day of this month. f ' E. SALISBURY, Trees Dec. 6. 1853. j'.'. , v.. :.' i Those persons who have neglected to work oof their ROAD TAX, in Center township, had bet- ' ter call on the Townsh-p Treasurer, immediately, and pay the same, and save costs, as the Treasur er will be after them in a few. days... The new law gives Township Treasurers the same author-; ity to seize and sell property as County Treasur ers. So look out ; , , ' ' Town Lots for Sale." - X THE subscriber offers at private sale Town Lots Nos 23 and 24, in the town of Bealls. ' ville, Monroe county. Ohio There are on said premises a brick and Irame dwelling bouse, and large frame stable. Those desirinr to ourchuo ' said premises can have them at a bargain , For icroia luquire ui jonn A. weoo, E.sq., in Bealls- ville. FREDERICK SHULTZ. - Dec. 21, 1853. ; - - ' Guardian's- Sale. )Y virtue of an order from the court of ProbateV. on Saturday, the 21st dav of Jannarv. A' D- ioo4, Detween tne nonrs ot l o'clock A. M. and) 4 o'clock P. M , on the premises hereinafter de. cribed, in Monroe county, Ohio, the undersigned, I as theigiiardian of Margaret E. Tremblv. veill sett ' Pb'ic auction, the following describe tract. ol ,an. "Wated in aaid county, to wit; The weM pirtof the Bouth eM, e, of the florh eM quarter of section eighteen, in township three, of range tour, containing twelve acres; aUo, the u,h WMt qr of .the northeast quarter of the tame section, containing fortv acre more or less; all lying and being in Monroe county, Ohio, subject to tbe dower estate 04 Rebecca Ueadley. icrms maae Known on me a ay or sale. - . ELIELE ADLEY, Guardian r,; Dec. 21, 1853. : of Margaret E. Trembly. Leather. ; y. : , .: 25 pieces Sole and Upper Leather,-' ' 5 Kip and Calf Skins- s , ? ; For sale at KIRKBRIDE'S. YkR. TO WNSEND'S COMPOUND Extract of Sarsaparilla, received and . for sale at ' , . KIRKBKIDE'S P1 ENTS' CRAVATS AND "LADIES. . Pnintt Pnllnra tnr ills t n-i dec 21. KIRKBRIDE'S. WOTIQE is hereby given; that on this day my wife, MARY, left my bed and board with out any just cause or provocation. I, therefore, ' notify all persons not to harbor, nor let her 00a- :" tract any debts against me, aa 1 wilt net pay them. -. . . ' . HENRY LOBENSTEIN. Sunfish, Dec. 7. 1833. -dU ... ,: 'V ATTACHMENT. At my instance an attach- . meut was this day issued by Thomas Net, a justice of the peace tor Perry township, Uftaroe s; county, Obie, for the sum of $19 11, and against the goods, chattels, rights, credit, moneys, and, effects, of Goin Eddy, a oon -resident debtor. tay ted this 26th day of November, 1858. i c.-? . Dec. 14.: . : JOHN HAROHm m vr-.fl J , 4 1 I -1 X. 5. .... - "- - Ki 'i'.'