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I LL1 AMSTiPsoFRiETons: ylA. MS. , . ; . ...Editor. . FOR PRKSIDKNT, J A! fcliE? S. BUCHANAN pFPENSYLY'ANlA , Subject , to the decision of the Democratic decision of the onal Convention. .-Win ,n -ifati, .'v 'if.-' . . :::. . . , Zkmqcrattc Presidential Elector! for Ohio. H'i 1 it "-"I . - i SENATORIAL ELECTORS. tWILLIill KtlNXOTV, Jr., of Belmont, ALUAUIUl 1. JMIL.B,12R,of Butler. t'.t -' '-. - - T -7 ' " -CONGRESSIONAL ELECTORS. ilti StrtLPox J.. Keujosa, of Hamilton. ; 3tl. M,KMit .F,.' Skvam,- of Hamilton. 3d. Davh Ci.ark, of "Montgomery; 92tk.MMl$itox,HtWt Dark. lrW !Kn?TA Fostkk, f; Williams. . '6th. Michael H. IAvis,'of "Clermont. :7thJ Wn.i iAM CftohSKS, of Warrn. j 8th. Wiu-iam KmwuiKR, of Clark. ... . "'9lh. Gbourb E. Ske.na, of Seneca. -:iothi Jjro Di'itrax, of JacksoiK 1 ' rlltAu'iuil) McVwbii, of Fairfield. . r llk' Ii. 6i'.,". .i'.'.ui:.. ' - v. J4th, Jons C,,5Iv-bu, of Ashhind. . , -15h. Josbpii Bukss, of .Coshocton. : iCWtt'JAStes M. OATtorift, tf Morgan. r 17U. BfXJAvis F. Sphiogs, of Koble. . , : 18th Alpuosso Hart,, of Portage. , 9th. Hskht H.'lfcynek, of Cuyahoga. . 20th. Oeorgk O. Gillett, of Ashtabula. 31st. Geohok Cook, of Hamon. frc- 'f'"ra& 3rbiB"o' TiiRsrrKKMK corRT, . ' R U F U S i1.- It A NN E Y . DOABD OF TCBLIC WORKS, 'MVAYNEGRISWOLD. COM St W8IO' KR OF COMttOS SCHOOL., 'TiiTrMi ' h: barney. .J3TJ "llLlKK DEEDS. - ,J.Vj hay? just printed, on new typo and J " 777 ... T. .-. ' L It'. .11 t.' . nu jitpinK Mvriqijgcs. iA.iso, an Kinus oi Blanks for Justices of the Peace, for sale this, office. ; - Win. Li." Marcy, for a copy of his instruc tion; to Mr. Buchanan. v - . - . -, ... . itt 1 Li;-.-. ! '.. ; . '.: St . : 1 - - . c nave more tban our -wonted .supply C communications onJiaud. Our correspondents .must exercise a little pa-1:."-. -.... ..... . . , . ... ESP .Bullion's Latin ' course, and 'AfssVoRTn's DicriONAttT-J-second hand py'for' Sale cheap. Enquire at this nod: iU.'-."ii. - --. ,'.' ., olti and New Volume. . .j .-, vThereader is jaware that last , week's V - 1 ' J A l" t fWl. 1 . . 1 . C jpfJDemocracy; ?and iu entcrin? upon a new is, xrpper that the reader shoald be infprmed-'of Us fiuancial condition. . .The VP.ir IRJiS Is mij flint, will Inner h rfmrm. Jjerad. as p. year of high pricesespecially Joe provisions. ' Whilst our terms remaiu- d tlia same,, not ouly for the .paper, but "Jot advertising, and job work, c verytliiug jve iConsunie has been going ;.tyv ;cy, UP! Jarcr. wasres. Dro vision's. fueL ic &.c: Jhave odvanced until it seemed they - had i'nt ... . almost rcacneukthir greatest maximum. N"ow whit .has been, the ffect of this great onnatiop ot.pijices pn. tue tynnt: bnnply Uiat during the 12th Volume the actual receipts, of all Hinds, for the ear failed j,to Jixcet the actnal . expenditures of, the pffico. inSorue.piaj be disposed to dispute ,this, ,tut. wekjuow it to be true to oar -orrow,. nder this; state of affairs as a .jntter, of eoarse, the 'ubushcr feels that som'ething is necessarj to be done. lie ias oeyer beeu, and ja nojt now, anxious .1- l i sir ' Atpmake money put. of the office but he uixious tjiat it , Bhould pay its way, and jpot. be, a continual drain upon his other resources, , if - J.This numljr begins .Yolurae XIII. ifow let each subscriber feel it .his duty to i-ii- . '. . v. j ..'.('.. - ,-.,. ? - An onmpthlniT fir us flrir tho nivt tpjip - We do npti ask of them impossibilities. IIow easy it would be to double our sub scrintion list if each one of our nresent jmtrons wduld resolve that he. would pro pure :ope additional ; subscriber. tIf. he cannot do this, let him be sure tlat his iowll subscription is paid in advance -' If TT An nhcri!iir wnnlil rpsolvft trt tin tins' .laid 'o tt we. could get along. f P What -say yop, Democrats ofj.Monroc? .Will yoa aia us m Keeping me apim oj . ...!... ii . r f jjemocracy on a peiuisuout iuunuufciuu: We incurred tho expense in the last year, of getting new type; hoping that this de sire, to furnish g jlod, readable paper, would be .met on the part of the ( people of the county, with corresponding liberal ity: I ti this we 1 were ; mistaken Trne our subscription list is much larger now than at the commencement of the Vplnme; still it is Dot, what it ought to be, Then let us have your aid in extending its cir culation. " ''It will be seen that ' the; new Volume commences nnder a liew firm; the publish er having sold one-half thev establishment to Mr J. William who has , btcn the t ... . ' ... t i - ditoT- for the last renr.' -Tne business' of h office will be condiictcd nnder the firm of. Morris & .Yjluams; aud it is their determination to spare no pains to mate the Sjnri as good a country paper as is pub lished yi th Sjtate., 'Atthesametinie, they intend te managttits financial affairs so its to make its expenditures come within its receipts. It must do tlriss M., ' , To oar Patrons. Haviug sold one-half , of the office of tho Spirit of Democracy, to Mr. J. Wil liams, I would be pleased if all those having unsettled accounts with me, would call and adjust the same. I have subscribers who have been taking the Spirit for the' 1'2 years that I have bcetl its publisher, and with whom, iu all that time, I have had no settlement. True, they have paid m in part some more, some less but there has been no final settlement. This ought not to be so. Those who have paid in advance of the time they have received the paper, will be credited ou the new books of Mounts & Yil,l.TAMS. As a matter of course, the Spirit will be continued to those who were taking it at the close of the 12th volume. ' JAS.'ll. M01UUS. School lxaininulloii. The " examination of the students of Woodsfield School, comes off on Thurs day and Friday next. The parents of the students are requested to manifest their interest in their children's welfare by at tending. Others who feel disposed to attend arc invited. LooU cut for CounterfcUs. Several counterfeit half dollars have made their appearance in town, within a few" days past. ' They are part of a lot supposed to have been brought to this countyduring the winter, by a suspicious j looking individual, who was hanging around our villages, without any apparent business. The counterfeits are not so neatly coined as the genuine, and fall a little short in weight.'' TJac Fusion Legislature. Iu order that our readers may see at one view the progress made iu the great work of reform by tho Legislature, we give all the important measures, passed and pending, which they have acted upon. - They passed a law authorizing foreign banks,, with names that would, break a man's jaw to pronounce, and notes that it would brcalt the man himself to accept, to substitute their worthless trash for our gold aud silver. , ,.; They, propose to pass a law requiring the tax levied, for school purposes to be expended iu the county in which it is rais- cd. so that the people of this count v will have to lose more than one half of their schools or more than double their school i tax. . . , -. ' They propose to extend the jurisdiction j of Justices of the Peace throughout the j connt.v. so that a plaintiff mav dra? the' defendant from one extremity of the conn- ty to the other; and the defendant will finr1 st ,i,n,r t tv 03;m nf j ii i i i .i . dollars than be dragged over the county, althontrh tlm L-laim mnv b without anv foundadon in justice. " j cdmpletcd the work, and the democratic . They propose to -authorize the eollec- j Legislature which was elected in Octo tion of taxes twice a year; thus doubling! bcr.,1833, met in January following, held the fees of Assessors and Auditors-and a 6essioy bufc ""le longer than this session . ,i i e will last, and adjourned, as the constitu- m the language of one of onr corrcspou- h J s. i ii-:..; ,i " 1 1 ... , r , tiou contemplates, without seriously think- uents "briuging on a double crop of pcr 11 J cents, penalties, delinquencies and forfeit- S of au tra :-session. I conclude, ures: To compel the payment of one-, therefore, that the extra session now de half of the taxes at a time in the year tennined on is without a. parallel and when farmers have the smallest amount of! money and the .smallest amount of time to spare. . The following article directly in point we copy from the Statesman :, 1. The, House passed Mr. Monroe's bill yesterday morning, purporting to amend the habeas corpus law. This bill really nullifies the fugitive slave law in Ohio, and is only calculated, - if fully en forced, to lead to bloody collision between the United States authorities and those of our. State. It is most seriously calcula ted, if not designed, to divide the people of Ohio into parties of unionists anddis unionists compelling them daily to choose which they will and will not support, the State government or the federal govern ment. These and other grave objections to. the bill we shall freely maintain in good time. 2. Dr. Flowrcra' bill to deprive Ger mans aud Irishmen, and Welshmcu, and Frenchmeu, and Englishmen of the rights of naturalization in our State courts. 3. Mr. Cadwell's position, shared by a majority of the fusion Legislature, and they dared ; to enact it, with a law that negroes shall have the rights of suffrage and eligibility to office. ,4. Senator Brown's bill nullifying the fugitive slave law again, under the trans parent pretense in its title, of abolishing slavery in the State of Ohio Heaven save the weak and the gel-lorions ordi nance of '87 ! ! ;- .5. Mr. Kelley's bill for practically tax ing rich men 5 per cent, less than, poor men. - '6. Mr. Kelley's bill for exempting from equal taxation those whose wculth is held i: the shape of State and bank stocks. This . does not conclude, the precious catalogue. We shall continue it in future. Ovir such measures as these has the time of the present session been expended. " It was elected as, a reform Legislature. We ask the people, soberlv aud candidly, have 1 you yet felt, and ctfti yon-yet foresee the T ' H K"."S 1' 1 R relief promised yoii by this party so freely in the last two campaigns in Ohio. - Having exhausted their present stock of odious lawsj they have determined to take six months iu which to exercise their ingenuity in devising another stock, and then meet to enact them. Of course the people of the State are satisfied with their officers. You asked for retrenchment, and dont you see you arc getting it ? Two sessions instead of one, double pay to a portion of the offi cers, and a big drunk at Cincinnati, are the response. You asked for reform and dont you see you' are getting that? The introduction of the small notes of rotten banks, the election of a disunioni.st TJ. S. Senator, and the crippling of the school law are certainly sufficient reform for the most exacting. You asked that your taxes be reduced, and you are certainly getting that. What matters it if you do have to pay two Legislatures instead of one, and give double pay to some of your officers f All yon have to do is to become bankers, and you will escape almost en tirely, and your neighbor, the farmer, w ill have to pay the taxes. If these are not sufficient to satisfy you, wait patiently until next winter," and you will get as much "more of the same sort." Melancholy Accident.- We learn that a child of Mr. 13aur, of Washington County, O., formerly a resident of this place, on last Friday fell into a kettle of soap. It lived but a few hours. Columbus Correspondence. Columbus, March 13, 1856. To the Kclitcr of the '-Spirit of Democracy:" Dear Sir: The tidings which this eve ning's mail will convey, are truly mournful. All right minded men became satisfied, long ago, that the present Legislature is controlled by a few reckless political gam blers, and therefore nothing advantageous to .the people has, from the first, hecu expected at its hands. But it was hoped that an adjournment would soon take place, and that we could then see the full extent of the injury which the people have sustained at the hands of this unholy alliance Now, however, this hope has vanished. Both branches of the Legis lature have resolved On an extra session, notwithstanding the loud protestations to the coutrary; and who can tell what fur ther measures they have in store to make the rich richer aud the poor poorer, and to injure the fair name of our great State? The . adjournment will take place on the 0th of April, and the members will re-as- h'emljle " tbe first MonJay f Janua,7- It will be remembered that in the win ter of 1852-3, the democrats held an ex tra session. But what were the circum stances? The new constitution had just been adopted, and it required the great i bo of the Statule kw t0 bc "modeled, ! The general laws of that . extra sess.on make volume of more thau 500 pages i iiioie Liiiu luui iuue& us laixc ua tut; uiiiiuu- , . 6 i r : i : U1UUJIS UJ .dui mis auoui """ eUBU uuu uu wheedle the people into the notion that the act ought to be sustained. But this is not the only odious measure. After rioting in Cincinnati for several days, at the peoples' expense, they return and present us a tax law. Aud such a law! Its chief objects are, first, to exempt banks from bearing a just amount. of tax ation, and, secondly, to permit indebtedness to bc deducted from moneys and credits, in listing property for taxation, but pro hibiting such deductions from other pro perty. The inevitable result of these measures will be the increase of taxes in Monroe County and the poorer couuties generally, while it relieves Hamilton "coun ty and the rich counties generally! But Mr. Kelly, the father of their measures, was a great admirer of Daniel Webster, whose motto was "Take care of the rich, and the ricli will take care of the-poor." Again, they have a bill to compel foreign ers who would become naturalized to make two trips, with witnesses, to Colum bus or Cincinnati. Under such a law the cost of naturalization will often amount to more than seventy-five dollars, besides loss of time, &c. This nice morsel of legislation is not borrowed from the code of any true republican assembly it is taken from the acts of that body of royal arch traitors, the Massachusetts . Know Nothing Legislature Nor is this the only instance of an attempt on the part of this General As sembly to uullify the laws of Congress. That bill which pretends to amend the habeas corjnts law passed the House this morniug. But the sole object of the act is to set at defiance the fugitive slave law, and to bring about conflicts between the .1 T O E DEM 0 State authorities and the officers of the general government. i Hut the crowning act wns the re-election of B. F. Wade to the United States Senate. Xot content with quietly voting for a man who had expressed disunion sentiments, this fusion House of Repre sentatives actually voted down a resolu tion making attachment to the Union a requisite in the choice of a Senator! Notwithstanding the odious acts of this Legislature, I have heard no democrat propose to resist them; but, being be lievers in the great principles of popular sovereignty, they arc all willing to wait until we have an opportunity to use the legal and constitutional means. to undo this disgraceful work. And nlready may be heard, uumistakeably, the roaring of that resistless storm which is about to burst on the fusion camp a camp, indeed, which is in open mutiny and ou the eve of a hopeless separation. 1 am glad to see that the democratic Legislators are doing their duty. 1 have seen Messrs. Ogle and Gricr, both look ing very well, but have not seen Mr. Lawrence.. I assure you that the demo crats everywhere have the brightest anti cipations of the future. I shall leave here to-morrow, and on my return in a week or more will endeavor to write again. moxuq'k. A MAW. And a Universal Remedy for Di3easo. This city is now the home of one of the most remarkable men of the age a man who has traversed the civilized globe, and established in almost every country which he has visited, the sale of his medicines for the relief of human suffering, and which are a certain cure for disease in all its forms. We allude to Prop. Thomas Holloway, of London. . It is now, sev eral years since this benefactor of the human race first proclaimed to the world, through the British press, that he had, after deep research, prepared a remedy that was sure to eradicate disease. Years of patient investigation into the laws of human physiology which control ourbodics in health and when diseased, led to the iuventiou and preparation of the world renowned Holloway's Pills and Oint ment. Nearly, if not quite one half of the lmman race have taken his medicines ! nis name is universally known over the globe as that of Alexander, Napoleon, or Washington, when in the height of their ambitious career. If they conquered na tions in the field of battle, Professor IIol loway has, - with no weapon but that of science, conquered disease in all its forms. His meritorious career is bounded by no imaginary lines of latitude aud longitude short of those marking the confines of civilization itself. No isolated conntry or nation was sufficiently extensive for the operation of Jiis enterprising and gigantic intellect. Wherever disease has a resi dence, there he penetrated with his medi cines, and left an enviable and enduring reputation. After eulightening Europe, his fame spread over Asia aud the civil ized portions of Africa, and finally ap peared in America. He has translated the cures he has performed and the virtues of his medicines into as many languages as the missionaries have the Bible. Gov ernments, otherwise the most despotic, have been forced by the great value of his medicines, and their popularity with the people, to remove antiquated and time honored restrictions upon the introduction of foreign mediciues, and open their cus tom houses to a fre& introduction of the pills and ointment of this distinguished man,, Empires and Kingdoms removed the barriers of ages against the introduc tion and sale of proprietary or patent medicines, and freely permitted Holloway's medicines to become tho physician of the masses. AT. Y, ..Dispatch. . From Kansas. March, ' 1 2, The Republican's Lex ington correspondent telegraphs: The Kansas State Legislature met at Topeka on the 4 th. They organized by the elec tion of officers. Gov. Robinson's message is published, and is mostly devoted to a review of the history of Kansas, aud endeavors to justify the action of the Freesoil party. The Independence correspondent tele graphs that the Legislature had adjourn ed to Lawrence and was iu sessiou there, and seemed to be determined to carry out their measures. Governor Shannou had gone there to ascertain what was be ing done. No violence apprehended. But little excitement along tho border. One hundred, of Sharpc's rides and two cannons are at Lexington, and held by the citizens subject to the order of Governor Shannon. 93There has been a terrible fight xj- - between the citizens and students of Co lumbia College, South Carolinia. Every kind of deadly weapon was used, and sev eral persons were dangerously wounded, aud others killed. "The Cincinnati Gazette of Saturday says: 'We were shown a private lettcrto day from Mr. C. M. Clay, with reference to his faifure noticed a few days since. Mr. Clay says his creditors have allowed him to go on, and he will be able to pay all his debts, and have a handsome estate left. He did not loose a dollar this sea sou in the pork trade.' 0 II A C Y OHIO LEGISLATURE. From the Ohio Statesman. March, 10. Senatk. The bill to provide, for the laying out and sale of the Old Penitentia ry Lot was read the third' time and pass ed. Yeas 20, nays 0. The bill to amend the Cpde, Sec; 489, 4 90, 491, relative to appeals from judg ments taken before . Justices of" the Peace, was read the third time and passed. Y'eas 21, Nays 0. The bill to amend the code, Sec. 300, was read the third tiie and passed. Yeas 20; nays 0. The Bill to authorize the Judges of the Common picas to fix permanently the times of holding the Courts in the several Dis tricts, was read the third time and pass ed. Yeas 22. nays 0. The bill to punish the embezzlement or unlawful use of public monies was read the third time and passed. Y'eas 22, nays 0. The bill to tax the State Bank of Ohio and Branches upon the capital stock, sur plus profits and time deposits, in lieu of the mode provided by the charter, provid ed said banks accept the provisions of this bill, was read the third time and passed. leas 10, nays 3. House. The bill to amend the act of the jurisdiction and procedure of Justices of the Peace, was read the third time and laid upon the table. Mr. Hume introduced a bill to amend the School law. Read the first time. Senate joint resolutionto raise a com mittee to hunt up reasons for an adjourn ed session was agreed to. Senate bill to enable the Common Pleas Judges to fix permanently tho times of holding the Courts was read the first time. Also, to amend the Code relative to appeals from Justices Courts. To provide for the taxation of the State Bank of Ohio and its Branches. To punish the embezzlement or improper use of the pub lic monies. March 12. Senate. The bill to repeal tlie act to prevent the issuing of unauthorized bank paper, passed March, 1848, was read the third time and passed; yeas 19 nays 1. The bill to enable the county Commis sioners to give notice to city councils that the county jail shall not hereafter be at their service for the imprisonment of va grants, was read the third time and pass ed; yeas 29, nays 0. Mr. Marsh offered a resolution for an adjournment from the 9th of April to the first Monday of January, 1857. Mr. Holmes moved to strike out all af ter the 9th of April, and insert sine die. The amendment was lost; yeas 7, nays 21. The resolution was adopted; yeas 29, nays 9. House. Bills read the first time. "Mr. Myeratt: To authorize the alteration of voting precincts Mr Gatch: Supple mentary to the act defining the jurisdiction of Probate Courts.- Mr. McCurdy: . For the incorporation of companies for saving funds. The Habeas Corpus bill was discussed and ordered to be engrossed. Y'eas 60, nays 22. . Mr. Parsons reported back the bill to take the jurisdiction of minor offences from the Probate Court with the Senate amendments, and recommended that they bc disagreed to. The House disagreed to the amendments. ; Mr. Eglcy offered a resolution to sns pend the rules and grant the use of the Hall to-morrow night to Dr. A. Curtis to deliver a lecture iipon haukiug aud curren cy. Agreed to. COITGISiifAlZ Washington March 1 0. Senate. The Senate proceeded to con sider the bill increasing the supply of mu nitions of war. After some discussion the bill was ordered to bo engrossed for the third reading. Yeas 22, nays 12. Mr. Weller said that there were about threo hundred thousand muskets in the different States, which will be rifled and supplied with locks, ramrods and primers rendering them efficient weapons." The expense will be about three dollars each. The House spent the day iu consider ing the propriety of empowering the Com mittee on Elections to send for per sons and papers in tho Kansas Con tested Electiou Case. A message was handed in from the President, asking an appropriation of $300,000j to suppress the troubles iu Oragon. Washington March 11. House. Mr. Dunu introduced a bill, enabling the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Indianna and Illi nois, to improve the navigation of the Ohio River, and granting lands in aid thereof. It wks referred to a select com mittee of seven. The House then resumed the consider ation of the subject of empowering the committee ou Elections to send for per sons and papers in the Kansas electiou matter. The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill, appropriating three millions of dollars for increasing the armament aud munitions of war, ect. Washington March 1 2. Senate Mr. Douglas, from the com mute on Territories, made a report ou Kansas matters. He proceeded to read it. The Report reviews all the affairs ten ding to recognize the Kansas Legislature, and recommending the carrying out of views of special , importance. He also gives notice that the committee will ask appropriations for the maintenance of peace and executing the laws. Mr. Collamcr submitted the minority report. The report occupied more than three hours' reading. On motion of Mr. Douglas, the reports were ordered to be printed. . , House. Tho Speaker appointed Mes srs. Dunn, Stanton, Allen, Richie, Cox, select committee - s. See yesterday's Mr. Whitney introduced a bill establish ing a uniform rule of naturalization, Te pealing the present laws. Referred to Jndiciary committee. ' Mr. Herbert introduced a bill provi ding for au overlaud xnail from some point on the Mississippi river to Saa Francisco. Referred to Postal committee; ' The House resumod the consideration of the resolution, asking the Committee oa Elections to be empowered to send for persons and papers on the Kansas con tested election case Washington March 13. Senate. Mr. Bigler's resolution for the purchase of copies of Dr Kane's nar rative of the Arctic expedition was taken up and discussed. House. Mr. Ready introduced a bill to remit and refund the duty on Railroad Iron. The House then resumed the considera tion of the report of the conimitte on Elections. Mr. Washburn, of Maine, gave notice that he would press to a vote on the res olution to morrow. Steamboat Disaster Over Twenty Lives Lost. We give below the particulars of the disaster ef the Hnry Lewis, which left Cincinnati on tho Cth inst., for New Or leans, with a full cargo and forty passen gers: The disaster occurred in the Ohio riv er, about four o'clock, Saturday, a clear starlight morning. The Henry Lewis was descending the river just below Troy, "hugging the Kentucky shore," at the head of Anderson's b ar, when the E. How ard, ascending, came up, or rather out from behind the point, and a collision oc curred, sinking the Henry Lewis in about three minutes, iu about tweuty feet of wa ter. ' . . ..-: At the moment of the - collision, the wildest scene of terror and excitement en sued among the passengers and crew of the ill-fated boat ever conceived of or ex perienced on the western waters. The passengers were all asleep in their berths but a moment before, and at the next in stant were hurried forth amid the crushing of timbers, the hissing of s'eam, the hur rying to and fro, the alarm f fire and cries of drowning wretches, to find them selves surrouded by death in its most hid eous forms. The shock of the co lision threw the boat around, with her bow up stream and her eutire cabin broke in two, or was rather crushed in by the great weight of freight upon the roof, and at the same time it careened over, a portion of the roof on one side, beiEg entirely under water. The passengers, including a num ber of ladies and children, escaped in their night clothes, aud took refuge on the hur ricane deck, exposed to all the inclemen cy of the weather. The boat also caught fire, and amid the smoke, falling ruins, and rushing waters, their chances of escape seemed hopeless iudeed. , The boat lucki ly settled to the bottom of the river, leav ing the hurricane roof above 1 water, and there the survivors congreg'ated to await assistance. The loss of life by this disaster will probably never be known. Many of-the survivors think that twenty or twenty-five were drowned, but from all theinforniatiou we could get we can enumerate but fil'toeu. The officers of the E. Howard merit the warmest thanks for their unremitting ex ertions in behalf of the unfortunate peo ple on the wrecked boat. At the time of the disaster the cabin caught fire, but the flames were extinguished by tho crew of the Howard, and about three quarters of an hour elapsed from the time the acci dent occurred before the people on the hurricane roof of the Henry Lewis were rescued. The time that elapsed had been employed iu extinguishing the fire, stop ping a leak iu the other boat, and saving the people afloat in the river. From. what we can learn-of the affair, it appears that the signals of the respec tive pilots were misunderstood. The Howard was coming up nnder a sort of point, at the head of Anderson's bar, the other boat was descending along the Ken tucky shore. She was so much covered up with freight around her decks and on the roof that the. pilot of the Howard did not immediately discover her lights. He blew the whistle once, signifying to go .to the right, when the other boat answer ed by blowing her whistle twice, which was to go to the left. The boats ivere less than one hundred yards apart, aud a collision was inevitable. Both reversed their engines, and were backing when they struck, the bow of the Howard taking the II. Lewis on the starboard quarter, just iu front of the forward end of the boilers, crushing through her guard and into her hull, square head on. After the collision she made two or three revolutions ahead, and sunk in about three minutes, with her bow up stream, within about seventy-five yards of shoie and the stern quartering out in the river. The Howard hit her head on, just in front of the boilers, on the starboard side. Patriotism of the Abolitionists. The London News, a paper generally' lib eral in its tone and well posted up in the affairs of this country, when referring to the event of a collision with Grtat Brit ain, speaks confidently of aid to England from Abolitionists here. Its editor says, "We speak what we know," and makes the following declaration: "However strong is the unprincipled appeal at pres e it made to the anti-British feeling of the Northern States that feeling is counterbai anced by another, which has grown up w'. thin the last quarter of a century. The Abolitionists tcould be with us to a man. The lest of them are eo now." ( grThe Liverpool Journal, insists that Louis Napoleon, . through an agent, has been speculating in the English funds, on tho last foreign news. - He invested a million of pounds in consuls at 85, which next day rose to 90. ; - - : Taylor and Carlisle, a on Mr. Dunn's bill, proceedings.! AiAlIiSX HiUil tlVJlUPE. - i ARRIVAL OF THE ARABIA. j ( ' rr ... . IIalitax, March 12. i The Arabia from Liverpool, with date up to the 1st.; has arrived. : . No tidings .had reached ; Liverpool of the missing steamship Pacific, although the, alarm., occasioned by the report, ht a quantity of wreck, apparently portions of the ca"bin of a steamer, in lat. 40. 36 min., the public opinion had settled that thi3 could not have been the Pacific. The peace ? Congress heldrtwd iesifoni at Paris, but the proceedings were not suffered to transpire. An armistice to the end of March was announced, although rumors Doth favorable and unfavorable to the prospects of peace are around. The latter are generally attributed to stock jobbing operations, ' and the general be lief is that the affairs are going on as fa vorably as conld be expected. The excitement relative to the American affairs has entirely -.subsided.- ''"'j A dispatch received by Brown, Ship ley & Co., agents for Collins' line, at Liverpool, dated Glasgow, Feb. 27, sayi: bteamer Ldmburgh, from Nevr York, passed, Feb. 7 th, large quantities of bro ken ice; saw on it a quantity tf broken cabinet furniture, fine ornamental doors with white glass handles," a ladies' work box aud other articles, such as are com mon iu caoin's ot nrsu class steamers The Edinburgh was ' then ' five days out, 1 in.nii iC.m v,. i :i. : . this, an insurance has1 been made pn the Pacific's cargo, showing" that & belief is still entertained of the steamer's ultimate safety. ... ,. . . .- ;; , . - . Excitement in regard to the. apprehen ded difficulty with the United States has become totally extinct. . . :. u ; ; The plenipotentiaries to ': the -k Peace Congress held three sessions at Paris, but the proceedings were not suffered to transpire. , ; The first meeting was held on the 25thr nit. at. wliinli Dnnnf Walnnrslt! nrpairldd opening the session with a speech. V,.4,r After exchanging credentials, writteto guaranties were signed by members not to divulge proceedings until the .confer ence closed its sessions. , . T-;- -r An nrmistipfi hna hopn ctpicii An tn continue until the end of March; which is, however, not to effect blockade of thc.Bah tic ports. -; .". ..-,2'-, ..'-. The. Austrian propositions are formal ly paraphrased as the basis of negotiations, aud the meeting adjourned. ,. ,v On Monday there was. no. .meeting, but on Wednesday -the Conference again assembled; but nothing transpired., Among the . rumors abounding j it s asserted that Russia, while assenting to the destrnetinn of Sftbastonol. Bormar- sund and Nicolaeff, refuses . relinquish ing the protectorn'.e of the Greek Church. Vienna letters state that Prince Gotai chakoff stated that, the Russian govern-' ment considers she convocation of a gen eral European Congress immediately af ter the conclusion of peace as thejbest means of settling all questions. -France and Austria . favor the idea, but England ob jects. , , ; . ' '- The evident cordiality existing between France and A ustria began te excite uneasi ness in England, and a triple league be tween France, Austria and Russia, is sur mised as not an improbable incident, in. the future. ,. ' :'.. , Orders forwarded to the allied generals respecting the armistice, . stated, that Na poleon intimated to the generals and, ad mirals iu Paris that they probably would not be required to . return ta thejCriV mea. - .. '",'-., '.,. ( .-i : juaic ul auni.c is uud , i&v&j , giieB to officers on duty in the . Crimea, The Allies are abcut. to destroy.the sun Ken snips in the naroour , ot oepas topol, by dropping heavy shells' designed to explode beneath the water., - - Vienna advices state - Ismael ,. Pacha succeeds Omar in the Asiatie command. Omar receully demanded frem the pprte the appointment of Minister of War, .and on being refused he resigned. , , - , England. There is talk of an, earl j dissolution of Parliament.; or change iu government, and this rumor had effect upon the funds. :. ; ; . t , On tliA 97th' nit tho T.nrrt Mavnr of Londou assembled a distinguished, party at the Mansion house to meet MrBuchV anan, previous to his return to the United States. Unfortunately the same dayMr. Buchanan . was Invited to dine with ..the Queen, and etiquette required, thathe ence. -.. . -. .' ...... .: v ?; ,. ; t The Lord Mayor made a speech, regretv ting Mr Buchanan's absence, as theje ception he would meet with from the.rep-f resentatives ef the leadinsr . interests of England would have proved to hint the absence of all unfriendly feelings withre gnrd to .America, and that the interests of both countries were too powerful, permit a colision. . a ,., .u Russia. Seveu thousand Russians are employed day and night in the construe tiou of a. triple row of piles -across. 'the Gulf of Finland, behind which is the Bus- ships and fourteen corvettes, r J ; r Latest advises from Paris 6tatev that the rumored breaking up of the i peace con-f ference had caused considerable: agitatioa in the money market, j - A despatch to the London Morniug Advertiser, says . it is" deemed not improbable , that - the rXfcult of the" moves of the artful .diplomatists of Russia may cause the immediate break ing up of the conference.- 'A;Teryr grave hitch has already occurred.- Though the 5th point was last of all,, it was. agreed to take it up first. Accordingly aV the 'sec-, ond meeting of the conference it iwas sub mitted, for consideration. :. Coumt Orloff ; and Baron Brunew objected, and propo-, scd to refer it to -a congress of all the crowned heads of Europe, pledging them-. selves in the name of the Czar, to abide, by whatever decision that congress might; reachj This unexpected course produced' much consternation in Paris, causing a; '