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hand to Um it; but Napoleon Mid, "guy. (toy;
the dog ha! been licking it." But Uib made no difference to poor Jean, who kissed it eagerly; and when Napoleon drew it away, it was wet with tears. He looked on the back of his hand a moment, and hia lips com pressed themselves as he did 00. " They are the tears of a brave man, Hir," said he, turning to a youug officer at lib side, on whose futures the Euipcior's hide-glance had caught a nascent smile: " Forward 1" And at full gallop the party led the ground. Jean's feeling* at thb sudden escape from death, were like those of a mau wakcued from a frightful dreaiu, before his senses are yet enough gathered together to remember all its circumstances. Jean had little time, however, to gather them 011 this oc casion, for Reaumur's anus were, in a moment, i-ound hb neck ; and the bauds of his comrades? iIioho very hands that a minute before were about to deal him death?were now gladly grasping his ; aud their many congratulations on his escape ended iu one loud shout of " Live the Emperor/' [A\ Y. Albion. Dihtbkssino Huichik.?On Sunday afternoon bat, Coroner Thompson held au inquest on the I body of Miss Catharine Koch, a youug lady who had been a boarder for several weeks at Parson's Hotel, in this borough. From the testimouy be fore the jury it appeared that on the evening pre vious to her death she purchuscd two ounces of arsenic at Dr. Kaufman's drug store, for the pur pose of poisoning rats. A cup, containing a large portion of the poison, was found at her bedside. About four o'clock on Sunday morning, she was heard by a boarder to moan, but it was after seven o'clock before any one went into her room. At this time one of Mr. l'arsou's family proceeded to Miss Koch s room, aud found her iu great agony from the effects of the poisou. Physicians were imme diately sent for, aud every effort was made to save licr, but to no avail?she lingered, iu great agony, till about two o'clock iu the afternoon, when death put an end to her sufferings. The jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The doceascd was about tweuty years of age, aud a highly respectable, comely, and flue looking younp bdy. She was the daughter of Mr. D. Koch, who is manager at Mr. Win. Watts's iron furuace, at Pine Grove. Report says she was to have keen married on Thursday bst, and that her betrothed deceived her, and failed to appear at the time ap pointed. Certain it is she made every preparation for her marriage, bv having her wedding garments all iu readiness. Hue came to town to board for a few weeks, for J.he purpose, as she said, to pur chase and superintend the making up of her wed diug apparel. Poor girl?her intended bridal dress served as her winding sheet. [ Carlisle Volunteer, 1 tith. From the Baton Jtouye Courier. GENERAL TAYLOR'S RESIDENCE. In Harper for November we notice an interest ing article on " General Taylor's Residence at Ba ton Rouge," illustrated with a truthful picture of the same. The sail reality aud truth of the writer's words, when he says " A few years more and General Taylor's residence will have disap peared," must strike the visiter as he ascends the beautiful avenue leading out of the town to the barracks. The modest little picket fence, with iU unassuming gate, have gone to decay ; und the shrubs and flowers, so carefully protected in the days of the old mau'a glory, have become rank and wild in their struggles' with briers and brum blos for exbteuce. Tile vine growing over thfc balcony, so carefully looked after by the gentle hand of the old hero's daughter, 110 longer blooms to fill the air with fragrunce. The flowers have drooped, the leaves withered, and nothing but the ghostly frame of " what was" now lingers. "The house itself is a spcctre. The hist and only oc cupant since General Taylor left it forever, was Colonel Webster and family, who are also num bered with the dead; aud the "old rustic cot tage," as it is, has been turned over to the rats, aud it rocb now to tumble to ashes under the gnawing tooth of oblivion. What a lesson I It was a very brief day ago, when the old gen tleman returned from the wars, " with all his hon ors fresh upon hiin." A former residence in Baton Rouge had endeared him to our people, and they claimed him as a citizen?the news of lib approach was heralded, aud the people went to the water's edge to welcome him. A torch-light procession with music and" banners followed him, and amid the checis and acclamations of the people, he was es corted to the home of hb choice, the cottage, now drooping its head, aud only rescued from oblivion by a wood cut. Wliat an episode in the history of the world's glory! With what reluctance the old man left that fairy spot, hb own words betray; but there wus a desti ny ruling him, aud he was forced away, to occupy a position altogether unauitcd to his temperaments That destiny has beeu sadly worked out. The hero of Buena V ista is dead, hb ambble widow has fol lowed him, and hb accomplished son-in-law, W. W. Bibs, has fought hb last battle. The remains of General Tavlor should have been deposited on thb spot?a piace (as he often ex pressed himself) more dear to him than any other on earth. Foatstt* Fcn.?The New Orleans Picayune soys; "We have heard in our day of legal quibbles, but if a Philadelphia lawyer can beat the following, btely argued to a jury in thb city, lie can take our hat, aye, and our corduroys. The prisoner i* on trial for entering a house iu the night time with in tent to steal. The testimony was clcar thut he had made an opening sufficiently large to admit the up per part of hb bodv, and through which he protru ded himself ultout half way, and stretching out hb arm committed the theft. Mr. Obfustieate Brief addressos the jury. "What an outrage," (looking horrified, aud with outstretched and trembling arms,) u I repeat, what an outrage upon your inteUigcnec aud your common sense is it for the State's attorney to ask at your bands, the conviction of my client on such testimony! The bw b against entering a house?and can a man be said to enter a house when only one-half of his liody b in and the other half out / Gentlemen look to the Divine bw on thb point. God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat the apple??. t. the whole of the apple. And'all the commentators agree that if they had only eaten one-half, they would not have been expelled from the blooming garden of Eden." The jury brought In a verdict or "guilty" as to one-half of hb body from the wabt up, and "not guilty" as to the oilier half. The judge sentenced the guilty half to one year's imprisonment, leaving it to the prisoner's op tion to have the innocent half cut off, or take it along with him." How to riNO "them ProrL*."?There b a spirit of iuquiry and discussion abroad among the intelli amasses of Virgiub. Thousands are sick of forced by party to nierelv help the leaders to the spoils They want " principles, not men." The gat majority, on reading our platform, say it is L the thing, and want to know how they can join. w, let all who like our platform, who will plant themselves fbtfooted upon it?gather together to the ifUmber of a score, iu their magisterial district, aud petition to the grand council of Virginia for a charter to organize theniselvps as a branch of the order. Such charter may be sent us and we will see that it b forwarded to head-quarters. Any Informa tion, earnintly sought for by gentlemen of vouchcd respectability, will be cheerftilly given by us. Weplant ourselves upon the platform of the great American party, flatfooted and determinedly, through thick and thin, through the thickest of the fight, and to the end of the battle. Tif n down at mom*.?A friend of oura, living not far from Pontine, was one day importuned by hb wife to take her to a rifle. The gentleman, beiug a man of business, pleaded lib engagements, when the wife replied with the old story that she must be " tied down at home." The husband replied that if any person would furnbh him with clothiitg to wear, and enouzli to cat aud drink, he would be wil hug to be " tied down at home." A few days after the gentleman came home ear lier than usual, and being fatigu'-d, by down on the sofa and fell intoa sound sleep. Hb wife took cords, and slyly tied hb hands together, served hb feet in the same way, and made hint fast to the sofa. She then set a table, with all that the house afforded, and ploccd au extra suit of clothe* within his reach. Thb done, she started to pay a friend a visit. Upou her return, late in the evening, she found her ?ubjcct of domestic discipline iu the same pooition, ?txcepl he was wide awake, and very mad. " What 011 earth does all thb mean ?" says he. "Nothing," quietly remarked hb wife, "except the consummation of your earthly wishes?enough to ea', drink, and wear, and to be tied dottm at home.'" They were seen riding out the next day. Woxowvb Rmrt-T or Streets*?80 Immense hat been the success of G. V. Brooke in the dty? so tremendously has hb reputation increased?that it has been found necessary to take hb passage to Auatraha in two ships! WASHINGTON, D. C. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1854 VESPASIAN KLLIK, Editor. H. M. HEATH, Assistant. , <*"> insidious wiles of ftwifo Mueuw f oonjar* vou to believe roe, fellow-citiieoa the iual *} ,* x>0 J*??!*'? ouKbt Ul be constantly atWhc ? ainoo Imtory nud experience More, that foreign in fluence ia one of the moat baneful foe. of a republican government. ? \\ (uthinyton, ?!' L^0'*? wu 7"?y And some moans, in future" of shielding ourselves from foreign influence, political commercial, or in whatever form it may be attempted' I can scarcely withhold myself from joining in the wish of Hilus Oeaii?'tliat there were an oceun of fire between thia und the old world.'"?Jejftrton. Agents for the " American Organ.** John T. Aijulky, St Aaaph street, two doors from Kiug street, Alexandria, Virginia. Alhiu 1-ev.kli.ik, Hichmond, Virginia W S Crowlisy, 1-tti Baltimore street, Baltimore, Maryland. ' John P. Hilton is our agent for Cincinnati and other citiei in the west. V. B. Palm.., tlie American Newspaper Agent, i. the only uuthurizrd Agent for this paper in the cities of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, and is duly empowered to take advertisements and subscriptions j at the rates required bv us. His receipts will be re garded as payments, llis oflices are?Boston, Scol lav s Building; New York, Tribune Buildings; Phil adelphia, northwest corner Third and Chestnut sts. The " American Organ " will be found for sale at Ab.b A Vaths', No. SS2 Buekinan street, New York. A. I). Chalon.ii, Burlington, ("N. J..) is agent for the "American Organ" for the State of New Jersey. Sir Subscribers who do not rcceive their papers will please leave thoir names and address at the office. 'All advertisements for the "Organ" should lie handed into the office before twelve o'clock, M., of the day of publication. For general advertisements refer to the outside pages, our inside form being mostly tilled tt;ith reading matter. Treason, Rapine, and UpoiJ. The administration has put forth all its edi torial strength, and opened the floodgatoa of its wrath, in denunciation of the "American party" and its principles, nor have its hirelings mani fested the slightest regard, either for truth, can dor, decency, or dignity. We select for comment, to-day, a few char I aoteriatic sentences from one single article pub lished in that most remarkable of all the adminis tration prcssos, (the Washington Union,) for the double purpose of exhibiting to our "Amer ican" friends note, the results of its deep ma lignity tovyards our party, and of preserving for future reference, these choice proofs of bit terness, desperation, and despair. Speaking of the American party, the Union says: " They are striving to control all popular elec tions, that they may obtain possession of the pow ers of the government, to enable them to recon struct its form for the indulgence of bigotry and persecution, intolerance and despotism." Uad the Union, in tho above paragraph, di rected its venomous shafts at Pope Phis IX, every word he indited could have been sustained by proofs, both abundant and conclusive, but, as applied to the "American party," it falls short of the f\ill measure of justice to say of it, that were Satan himself upon the earth, he could not have concocted a sentence so utterly and recklessly Iklse. There is neither bigotry nor persecution, nor intolerance, nor despotism in the principles or aims of the American party. But, again, the Union says: 41 Are these dark, sccret conspirators, who are threading all the avenues of society under an in cognito unknown to all beyond the mystic revela tions of their own council-rooms, to be trusted with a power to remodel, repudiate, or destroy the con stitution and government as, in their wisdom or fol ly, they tuny meditate? Instead of remodelling, repudiating or destroy ing the constitution, our party seeks to preserve und defend the constitution intact, and in its pristive vigor. We seek not to etiange one word that sacred instrument contains, nor to impair one right it guarantees. Tho Union cither knows nothing of our purposes, or it knows the above insinuation is a palpable misrepresentation. But again, that paper asks: "Have tbey not, by oath piled upon oath, been | pledged to violate and destroy some of the most | precious parts of the constitution?" I Wc answer emphatically no, and he who asserts that our party are pledged to violate some of the inoet precious parts of the consti tution, or any part of the constitution, may claim kindred with the " Prince of darkness." But again inquires the Union : " Beyond what they have promulgated, or rather what has escaped their prison-house, have we not ? a right to expect that they have schemes yet ud | told and scourges hidden in store t" Our principles have been fully and explicitly promulgated, and may be found for the pn ? :nt | on tho outside form of our daily paper. Our I " trhemet," too, are there developed, and may in) comprehended by the dullest dolt in christ I endom. As to our "tcourget," if the Union and its constituency have not felt them suffl | ciently in tho recent elections, to be ftilly aware of tho torture of the stings they leave behind I them, we have "a few more of the tame tort I left," to lot loose during the coming year, which we think will "scourge the wicked" in the elections yet to transpire. Candor, therefore, compels us to say, in an swer to the above question of the Union, that tee hate yet "scourges in store" for the Wash ington Union and its coadjutors. But, strange to say, the Union, after liaving predicted the destruction of the constitution, and the overthrow of civil and religious liberty, through the efforts of these " dark, teeret con tpiratort," in one of its lucid intervals comes to the following sound conclusion, to wit: "So profound are the prevailing watchfulness over and devotion to the constitution, that if any man, or combination of men, should meditate any change of its vital principles which, by possibility, might destroy its harmony and endanger the gov ernment, (however open and undisguised their purposes and plans,) it would rouse a universal op position, and the arm of patriotism would be tho shield of the constitution." Well, so it is in the natural world as in tho I political, that "after a storm there coines a calm." How true is this last extract of the Union t We subscribe to every word and sentiment I thereof. Let the constitution be threatened, and every honest man in the country would I stand to arms ! Where then are all the hob j </oblin dangers the Union saw but a moment I before it penned the last extract, above quoted ? But now, the Union having/W/y recovered ; from its lunacy?from its dreams of treanon, . rapine and spoil?from its visions of deep con spiracies?and all the horrors of a distempered j fancy, closes its article in the following truly | mblime and tvperlatinely ridiculov* strain, to wit: ' " This fell spirit may be thundered from graceless j pulpits, canting hypocrites, sanctimonious propagan I dlsts, and inveigling colportours, political dema gogues, a stipendiary press, the rabble followers of vice, the midnight saturnalia* of council conclaves, and the incantations of Mack spirits and white, red spirits and gray ; but the stern power of freemen will gather around the constitution, and give it new strength for the support of civil and religious lib erty." Hurrah for the Washington Union! And ho, after all we have the assurance* of the Washington Union, speaking the views of this all-powerful administration, that notwithstand ing the transient dreaming* and temporary misgivings of the high priest of that wonderful preaa, the constitution was in no danger ! And happily we have assurances to this end of a far higher character, in the lato " astound ing news" from the West, the North, and the East, proclaiming in tones of thunder, tliat the days of demayoyuitm are numbered! Now, indeed, the constitution, tho Union, and reli gious liberty are safe 1 Mr. Hkath, of the " Organ," of this city, was for some time assistant editor of the Richmond Whig. Mr. Ellis is said to be a native of Connecticut, not of New Ydrk, as erroueously stated by the Rich mond Examiner.?Star of 18th. Tho first paragraph of tho abovo extract is true ; the last is further from being true than tlie statement of the Examiner, which it pro fesses to correct, because we were born nearer to New York than to Connecticut 1 We were born within the dominions of "Cw ele Saw" near the base of a range of mountains, whose original designation?" Ver Moils"?fur nished the name to our native State, but whose climate was rather too cold for our comfort, and from which we migrated before twenty years of age, to the milder region of tho " Old Do minion," where our children wero born, where wo resided for some eighteen or nineteen years, and where we believe wo formed sound demo cratic opinions. Will the Star correct its state ment? Parties and Politics in Virginia. A convention of the Democratic party in Virginia will moot at Staunton on tho 30th of this month, to select candidates for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. As far as we can judge from the gen eral tone of the press throughout tho State, its proceedings are not likely to be attended with that degree of harmony which has generally marked similar gatherings of tho Democracy in tho Old Dominion. Various causes have contributed to bring about this state of things? to tho most prominent of which wo shall briefly allude. Our object in doing so is, simply to keep our readers posted in regard to the politi cal movements in a State which, perhaps, more than any other, has always exercised tho great est influence over the general politics of tho country. The most noticcablo feature in the prosont canvass is, the fiorce contest raging between tho partisans of certain prominent candidates for the governorship. In this respect, there is a wide departure from the practice heretofore prevailing. Formerly, principles and measures of policy wero almost wholly discussed, and the attention of the public was very little di rected to the claims and scrvicos of particular individuals. Of course there was a great deal of private caucusing, and much dextrous wire pulling?but the cautious managers kept care fully in the background. Now, however, the case seems very different. Nearly every county in the State is split up into personal factions, and most of the Democratic journals are zeal ously employed In urging tho claims of some particular favorite. Tho three most prominent candidates arc understood to be, Mr. Wise, ex Governor Smith, and Mr. Leake, tho present Lieutenant Governor?but Mr. Letcher, Mr. Powell, Mr. Scddon, and other prominent gen tlemen are warmly supported by numerous friends. As far as we can judge, it is the gen eral impression that Mr. Wise is stronger than any other candidate; but there seems to exist great doubt whether ho will be able to socure the 'nomination. A combination among the friends of the opposing candidates might pro bably defeat him. It is true that the Richmond Enquirer warmly supi>orts him; but that (taper has in a great measure lost its ancient power, and is no longer able to give laws to the party. A young and vigorous rival has of late years sprung into existence, and exerts quite as much, if not greater, influence, than its more venerable neighbor. The Richmond Exami ner is the organ of the progressives, and is pow erfully supported by Young Democracy. This journal has, for some months past, been handling Mr. Wise very roughly. It has very unceremoniously overhauled liis past political life, and has discovered in his antecedents some rather startling .deviations from the ortho dox standard of democratic faith. To wliat extent it may have succeeded in exciting a distrust of Mr. Wise's present party fidelity, we are of course unable to say, but we should judge from various indications, that it had very materially damaged his prospects for the nom ination. Another cause which will be likely to disturb the harmony of tho Staunton (Convention, ori ginates in the fact, that an effort will be made to have resolutions passed by that body, cen suring Senator Hunter for the modified Home stead bill, introduced and supported by him at the last session of Congress. This measure seems to have excited very considerable dis satisfaction among a portion of his democratic friends; and several journals in the State, under the lead of the Eramintr, have assailed his course with a good deal of violence. They strenuously urge the propriety of bringing the subject before the approaching Convention, so as to obtain such an expression of the views of the party generally, as will either require Mr. Hunter to abandon his scheme or justify him in pressing it to a successful issue. The friends of Mr. H. very decidedly oppose this movement, and contend that, as the con vention was called for a special and very differ ent purpose, it has no right to go beyond its clearly-defined and legitimate fimctions. This argument is met by the assertion that it has frequently been the practice for conventions of the kind to lay down a platform of principles, and that upon a question of such great import ance as the proper disposition of the public domain, it becomes a positive duty to ascertain the views and opinions of the party through out the State?which cannot be more effectu ally done than by submitting it to the decision of their recently appointed representatives. On the whole, there is scarcely a doubt that the subject will be brought before the conven tion, and, if so, in all probability, it will give rise to an exciting and angry discussion. There is yet another disturbing cause which will probably operate quite as prejudicially as the ons #> which we have just referred. An attempt will be made to have a rule adopted by the convention requiring each candidate to re ceive a two-thinls vote before he can receive a nomination. According to past usage a ma jority vote was sufficient, hut it is now pro posed so to alter the rule as to make it accord with that which prevail# in the General Na tional Convention. Thorns who fitvor this alter ation are supposed to be inimical to Mr. Wise's nomination, and to desire the change, because it will effectually deprive him of all cliance of obtaining it. Our readers are aware that Mr. Wise luuf lately published an elaborate letter, denouncing the American party, and defying their opposi tion. Both Mr. Leake and Mr. Smith have also appeared before the public, in reference to the same subject, but they confine themselves to a simple denial of any connection with the Know Nothings, and scrupulously avoid saying whether they approve or condemn the princi ples and doctrines of the order. For evincing so much discretion, they have been severely censured by some of the Democratic papers in the State, and it is probable that a more une quivocal expression of their opinions will be demanded, when their names are brought be fore the Staunton convention. As far as we can leatn, the Whig party in Virginia are taking no steps for the selection of candidates in the coming contest Nowhere have we even Been the idea of a convention broached. Correspondence of Two Kinds. We republish, with great pleasure, at there quest of the writer, and for the benefit of the young men of the country, the following letter, written in 1851, and printed in a Baltimore paper of that period: AN ADMIRABLE LETTER. The following is an extract of a letter from a gentleman in Baltimore to his young relative, now residing in New Orleans: Baltimore, January 11, 1851. Dkar Gkokoc: Your mother has shown me the letter she received from you, from which I am pleased to learn you had at last succeeded in get ting a situation in a store extensively engaged in business. On hearing of such good luck, I offer my congratulations. Perseverenee is a good trait in the character of male and female, and should never be lost sight of. Your prospects arc decid edly good, and I hope you will persevere in main taining a charactcr for industry, patiencc and econ omy ; and lastly, though not least, itrict and rigid morality. Keep elear of forming acquaintances with youn? men of idle and dissipated habits, such as hard drinkers, gamblers, and resorters to houses of ill-fame, which will be sure to destroy the health, the character, and the fortunes of those that in dulge in them. Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it as it should be kept, by loving and serving our Heavenly Father, and setting a good example to evil doers. In all cases, when you speak, speak the truth. " Abstain from profane swearing; let yourspeech be kind, gentle, and free from passion, yet firm. Show a prompt and willing disposition to carry out the instructions of your employers, and in every case exert both mind and body to please those that give you employment By attending strictly to those instructions, you will never be without friends and some money in your pocket, and stand a good chance to preserve your health, and the sweet so lace of a contented mind. Whilst you are young improve all your leisure time in reading approved works of history, geography, travels, voyages, and religious publications, such'as liberal and well-writ ten sermons, memoir*, and lectures, and, by all meant, your Bible. By giving occasionally a glance at these hastily written hints, I hope and trust you will be nothing the worse, and may be a little the better. In conclusion, I hope you will pay strict at tention to your health and self-improvement, not forgetting your hand-writing. " I remain aflectionatelv, vours, "K. F. W." For want of such admonitions, thousands of young men liave travelled the highway of ruin, indulging first in smoking, next in drinking, thirdly, in gambling and going on from bad to worse, until the gutter or the gallows has ter minated their career. Our correspondent not only gives good lea sons of advice to the young, but he is likewise engaged in the good work of dissominating sound doctriucs amongst grown-up men; as may be seen from his letter to us of Saturday last, hereto appended as follows, vis.: ''Baltimore, Nov. 18, 1864. " Dear Sir : Being a democrat, not of the modern but of the Jefferson ichools, I have commenced as a subscriber to your paper, which I receive daily from Mr. Cro%sley. Besides my own subscription, I shall endeavor to interest my friends to take it, l>elieving an extensive circulation will havQ a desira ble influence iy the future destiny of our country. If the future numbers equal those already printed, iu point of talents, and the beauty of the typogra phy, tlie paper will become the Are-aide companion of a very large number of families. If you can find a niche to place the enclosed in the " Organ," I shall feel myself greatly obliged. " I have the honor to be, with respect, your obe dient servant, n. r. w . Vespasian Ellis, Esq., Washington." This gentleman is a sample of those Balti more democrats who elected the " American" candidate for Mayor of that city. Such are the men whom the administration presses have denounced as " traitors" to the constitution, and accused of almost every spe cies of wrong and injustice, which a human being can commit If the sentiments mani fested in the letter of our correspondent to his young friend imply treason, or justify the charge of treason, against its author, pray what term of denunciation could be found which would even faintly describe the worse than fiendish act of advising a friend to drug a playactor with alcohol and inflate his pro verbial vanity to the point of uttering some incoherent, half-articulated boast, to be used in blasting the reputation of a woman ? In another column will be found a well written articlo from the pen of Surgeon Pink ney, of the United States navy, in which he very forcibly depicts the dangers which threaten our country from foreign immigration, and the absolute necessity which exists for all true hearted Americans to unite for the purpose of checking the great and growing evil. The remedies suggested by Mr. P. are very good, so far as they go; but, unfortunately, they stop far short of what the emergency requires. Half-way measures might bo productive of some temporary good, but in the end would only aggravate the disease. The axe must be applied to the root and not a vestige of the poisonous tree be left to taint our political at mosphere. NEW PUBLICATIONS. We have received from Messrs. Gray and Bal lantyne the following works: " Isabel Carrollton," a personal sketch, by Kncl Icr Aylen. " Kansas and Nebraska." The history, geo graphical and physical characteristics, and political position of those Territories; an account of the Emigrant Aid Companies, and direction to emi grants, by Edward E. Hale. Wo have had barely time to glance at these two books, and of course do not feel qualified to ex press any opinion in regard to their merit*. The work on Kansas and Nebraska seems to have been prepared with some care, and to contain a good deal of useftil information. Mr. Shillington has sent ns the December num ber of Godey's Lady's Book. Of its literary con tents we arc not prepared to speak; but U is filled with many pretty plates of fashion, and will donbt 'ess prove very acceptable to the ladies. Messrs Editokh: Having seen in your paper, a Msra: ss2 swart tht? bodtfoB &u(l their u&livity. Th^Tare eleven bosses employed upon that work and nine are foreigners: Mr sieiifht Scotchman, bona carpenter. Mr ^.rbe^Cuituralized, second boss carpenter. Sr M^iTd fcotchmi, boss brickUyer Mr (iriuder Eugliabman, secoudboss bricklayer. Mr KS! Kiiglfshuian, l>o?s over the laboren,^ Mr Brooks, b?hman, time-keeperand employer. W Robinson, Irishman, receiver of matorUU Mr! Tait, Scotchman, receiver and inspector of "scsstssa ?ssxss formed these bosses JJJLded, while of last ^nter when die J ^ g the building, and one has an insu 1? , ^rr/e arc facts which cannot be contro verted J ust think of it?the Capitol cxtc'uuonBU E " tS ?SS???' We know the writer of the above to be a prac tical mechanic, and a reliable man. We believe his statement to be entirely correct. There is one fact relative to military supcrintend ency which we have frequently observed, viz: that a majority of their employed are foreigner*. 1 he Capitol extension and Coast Survey are instances. The Utter also has a military superintendent, and nearly all his employees, whether clerks, laborers, watchmen, or draughtsmen, are foreigners. Why in it that military men are so peculiarly fond of the " rich Irish brogue" and the " sweet German ac cent?" A former military superintendent satislac torily answered this question. He said ho pre ferred them, because he could kick and damn them with impunity. Their love for office was stronger far than their love for honor. We know well there is a spirit of pride in the bosom of every American mechanic which will burst forth the instant his character is assailed, or an indignity is offered to his person. It is generally true that men who hold the red, seek willing slaves for their superinten dence and it is equally true that no class of peo ple on earth are so independent, so proud and purely republican as the American mechanic. They will perform their duty and do it well, but they will not brook insults from their oppressors and over bearing military task-masters. ^ Thanksgiving DAT.-The States of New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky* Ohio, Massachiftctts, and Michigan have appointed the 80th day of the present month as their thanksgiving day; and Maryland, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Florida, Alexandria, and the District of Columbia have designated the 28d instant, next Thursday. Trouble among the Homanists. Much excitemcnt now exists in Hartford, growing out of the recent and sudden death of Father Brady, who, for eighteen years past, has officiated as solo pastor of the Catholic church in that city. He bore a very excellent char acter, and is highly commended for hU general benevolence, and for his untiring devotion, not only to the spiritual but to the temporal wants of his parishioners. It appears, however, that the happiness of his declining years was very rudely disturbed by an uncxptctcd and cruel act on the part of his ecclesiastical superior. The Times of Friday last says: " A short time since, however, the ' Bishop of nartford' came among us. He took a residence in Church street, and desired Father Brady to leave his own residence and take up one with him, the Bishop. This the old man refased to do; and he was right Then there were questions about the propertv?the burying ground?thecburch-^me land, and one or two dwellings. The Bishop evi dently desired to control them, and to some extent, wc believe, Father Brady gave them up, but he re fused to be cleaned out. Here were bones of con tention." ? Finally, as Father Brady attempted to enter the church one night to procure some ' holy_ watery for the consolation of a dying parishioner, he was opposed by the sexton of the church, who it seems acted under instructions from the bishop, and fa ther Brady found his Ingress stopped at the thres hold of his own cathedral the child and pet of his life. He ordered the man away, but he ??"ld not go. He struck the sexton in the free, and the sexton returned the Wow. The scxtou appealed to the Bishop, and Father Brady was suspended as pastor of the church. This seemed to cut bin to the heart; but it was generally supposed that he would soon be reinstated. Such, however, was not the fact On Sunday Ust it was announced in the church that the connexion of Father liradj with the flock that he had guarded so well as pas tor was severed; and that the Rt Rev. Mr. Hughes, of Providence, would take his place. This was the barbed arrow to the heart of the good old man." This cnicl severity was too much for the aged and reverend Father. It appears to have com pletely prostrated his vital energies, for in three days he had ceased to live. So sudden a death, under such circumstances, lias very naturally excited a profound sensation among all classes in the community, which was not likely to be alUyed by such conduct on the part of the Bish op as is detailed in the following telegraphic despatch to the New York Herald of yesterday " IlAarroan, Nov. 18, 1864. ii The city has this moaning been the theatre of Cat excitement, growing out of the refusal of the man Catholic Bishop to allow the remains of Father Brady to be buried near the church. In consequence of some difficulty with Father Brady, the bishop had suspended him ; and the treatment the Utter had received is believed to have induced the disease with which he died. The people, siding with their former pastor, determined that he should beburiod near the church, as he had requested, and, yesterday afternoon, they dug a Urge place for the purpose of building a receptacle for the oof fin. This morning the hole was found to have been filled up by the order of the bishop; but the people were not to be defeated, and, despite of th" cffort' of the bishop and priests, succeeded in again open ^The Bishop then refused to open the church for the funeral service ; but, after an hour s deUy, the people again succeeded, and the church was opened when it was found that the altar had been so fixed that ma** could not be celebrated. Hut the people again triumphed, had things put to rights, and now (at It o'clock,) a priest from out of town a friena of Father Brady's, is saying mass. The streets in the neighborhood have lieen filled all the morning with an excited multitude. It is reported here that the death of Father Brady was caused by poison. WILLIAMSBURG KIOTKRft. The grand jury of Williamsburg have found true bills against various foreigners engaged in the late Williamsburg riots, whose fanatical violence occa sioned the death of several inoffensive America* It is to be hoped that they will meet wHh severe ana merited punishment. The principal of the Zg^nirishman named Oliver Le^-who was indicted for the murder of Harrison, has been ar^ rested In New York and lodged in prison. It is stated by the Herald that he admits his assault upon Harrison, and has given information which will probably lead to further arrests. Tsi Ci-oax or Rai.ioiow.?It is to be known sometimes by the fit* nap it has during acrmon time. The Nestor of New York W.val OMce. 11 i? stated In ?ome of our exchange papers that the oldest official in the New York Naval Office is a Mr. Isaack's, a Jew, and, of ooum, of foreign birth. Thia good old foreigner ha? received a handsome salary from government for performing light duties, for probably half a century or more, while many an honest native born citizen, who, with his brothers and pa rents, " fought in the times -that tried men's souls," and died in achieving our glorious Inde pendence, have been denied even the scanty pension provided by our laws. The old neater must a be famous old fellow, possessing many nettling qualities, while he is calmly aiul quietly enjoying the comforts and dignity of his nest; Na tive Americans, holding like places, in the opinion of some of the New York worthies, should be removed from their places, because they voted for Ullman, the American candidate for gover nor. How many foreigners in the government departments, in this city, are now, and will be, under the present systems of politicians, old nentertf Our corresjwndent, "A Democratic Ameri can," must satisfy us of the correctness of the statement made as to the birth-place of the subject of his comments, and also give us his own name, before we can publish his article. No communication can be even examined, with out a knowledge of its authorship, much less be published. This rule must be strictly ad hered to. Its propriety is too manifest to re quire elucidation. Areival.?John B. Thompson, Senator of Ken tucky, lias reached Washington city. A despatch from this city to the morning Balti more papers, says : " Notwithstanding France has revoked the de cree in reference to Mr. Soule, and our government lias official information to that effect, it has beeu i determined In cabinet council to hold the French Emperor responsible for the act, and require a full and satisfactory explanation. A bearer of des patches to Mr. Mason at Paris will be sent by the next steamer." We think this very doubtful?but as we are not in the confidence of the Cabinet, cannot say whether it is true or not. Americans in Council.?A correspondent of the New York Express, writing from Cincinnati under date of the 16th instant, says : ^ An immense number of Americans, and from every StaW in the Union, arc in session here, to-day, in National Council, and will be for some days, to de liberate upon matters of political interest to thcin as American citizens, and to the country at large. Even California has sent delegates to this conven tion. The strangers in town who seem to be mem bers of it, arc among the best men of the country, and create a strong impression in their favor from their general intelligence, order, sobriety, and un exceptionable demeanor. It is said that one of the objects of this meeting is the nomination of a candidate for the presidency in 1856. I do not believe any such nomination will be made this year, or that it is contemplated by any large number of delegates to make one at this time. New \ ork, Now England, the South, North and W est, are all represented here by men of national sentiment and character. It looks to us as if Pro vidence had interposed to raise up a body of puro and true men to give a wise and patriotic direction to the government. From, the TSt, Jjouit Republican. MORE INDIAN MURDERS. Camp on the Banks or the Platte Rivkr, October 23, 1864. 1 scat myself to inform you of another inaascre which occurred night before last. Our party, composed of eight, cam|>ed on the evening of the '21st instant at an old camping place of emi grants, about two hundred miles above Fort Kear ney , south side of Platte. During the day of the 21st instant three Indians came to the camp aud seemed anxious to trade, but were informed by a young man named Wolfe that it was not our ob ject to trade at that time, but ho would give them some tobacco, which he did; they then left and seemed contented. We were congratulating ourselves on the suc cess of this plan of making the Indians leave without giving them something more valuable or having trouble with them. We seated ourselves to partake of our evening repast, and considered ourselves perfectly at borne; laughing and joking wis the order of the night. But B "Mirth's joy and joyous hours Bloom out but to fade." F or, while we were seated, the crack of a rifle soon changed our joy into sadness. The report of that rifle told too true a tale, for by my side fell as fine and as promising a young rnau" as ever walked this earth. W e grabbed our rifles, and soon reachcd the wagon; we there had time to ascertain the strength of our enemy; fifteen composed their company, lialf-nakcd, half-starved, and well armed, they seemed ready for any kind of hellish work. I or dered every man to pick bis man, and when I gave the word every rifle told, for seven fell to the ground ; the rest retired for a time in the woods. We thought they liad left, but Wolfe said that he would go and see; so be wont slowly and cautiously toward them; hardly had he advanced twenty pact s when eight of them ran toward him. We fired and killed or wounded two, but In turn they killed three of ours, and wounded Mr. Wolfe in the ankle. We ran toward them, and they ran towards tba woods. We had the pleasure of seeing them land on the other aide of the Platte, but not without many a ball passing near their heads or bodies. We then returned to camp. The excitement soon subsided on our arrival there, for now came the melancholy duty of burring the dead. I cannot say any more about this, for my feelings will not let me. I am an old man, and have seen inamy a hard time, but none ever tried me so much as this. A Noble Bot?Rescce or a P assesses Train from Certain Dehtrcction.?We mentioned, a few days since, the burning of the tunnel bridge on the Baltimore and Susquehannih railroad, about five miles south of York, and since learn that the confla gration came very near being followed by one of the most terrible disasters that has lately occurred in railroad travel. It is supposed that the bridge took fire from the freight trains, which pamed about sev en and a half o'clock in the morning, and the struc ture was totally enveloped in flames before it was discovered by the residents in the vicinity. At atiout nine o'clock the frame-work of the bridge fell through, and, among the spectators, some twenty in number, was a little boy atont twelve years of age, named Eli Rheem, who, remembering that the ex press passenger train was then about due from Vork, started off at the top of his speed to endeavor to stop the train, which he knew must be close at hand. As soon as he roached the curve, about two hun ercd yards from the bridge, he observed the train coming at full speed, ami, fearing that he would be unable to stop them unless by the use of extraordi nary means, the noble little fellow took his position on the track, and, running towards the approaching train, with his hands raised, caught the attention of the engineer, who Immediately reversed his engine, and stopped within four hundred yards of impend ing destruction, the piers being some twenty feet from the rocky bed below, and the gap some sixty feet wide. Had the i>oy not placed himself on the track, he would doubtless have failed in his noble effort, as the engineers are so often cheated by mis chievous boys on the route that tltey seldom pay any attention to them. Even when ho stopped, he thought thst he had been cheated by a youngster with more daring thsn his associates, snd was surprised to see the little flaxen-headed fellow standing his ground, and en deavoring to recover his lost breath, to answer his question as to the cause of his interruption. We learn that the passengers, when they ascertained the cause of the stoppage of the train, and viewed th? precipice over which they were near being dashed, liberally rewarded the boy for his presence of mlml snd daring, and that the board of directors, at their meeting yesterday, appropriated $100 as an addi tional recompense. Eli Rheem, a bov but twelve years of age, was the only one of twenty persons present, most of them men, who had forethought sufficient for the occasion.?Baltimore American.