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P?V^ JaSTcampbell wa^levatodto the posT
tiou he now oocupiei, we Pro^<j'?d
Office Department would be filled with JEBUri
81'IKS, and used for the purpose of advancing the
interests and furthering the designs of the Romish
hierarchy. The Port Office Department wu the
one. above all other#, that the Jesuits wauted con
trol of. Aud while James Campbell is the mere
automaton of the Pope, the Pope of Roene him
trlf if virtually the Formatter general of th'
United States! and knows more of the official do
ings of our government than the mass of the
American people I r??r*
R. M. 1IEATII, Assistant.
" Aaainst the insidious wiles of foreign influence?
I conjure you t# believe me, fellow-citiiens?the jeal
ousy of s free people ought to be constantly awake;
since history and experience prove, that foreign in
fluence is one of the moat banctul foes oi a republican
government."? Washington.
" I hope we may find some means, in future, of
shielding ouraelves from foreign influence, politic*!,
commercial, or in whatever form it may be attempted.
I can scarcely withhold myself from joining in the
wish of Silas Dean?11 that there were an ocean of fire
between this and the old world.'"?Jqfereon.
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American Convention in Cincinnati.
?' A private letter gives some amusing particu
lars of the gathering of tho so-called Know-Notli
iiigt at Cincinnati. The first fact that appears is
the pretence of a number of Whig leader?. Oil
man, of New York j Conrad, of Philadelphia; Se
oar, of Richmond; Rayner, of North Carolina;
Davis, of Kentucky, are among the list. Ko pro
minent Democrat it on the around. How full ol
significance is this I Tlie Whigs, finding that a
number qf Democrats have been entrapped into
tbeM Know-Nothing lodges, now come forth to
take charge of an army already recruited to their
hand* to divide the offices among themselves, and
to carry out the measures they cannot consummate
alone That such an organisation can last is im
putable. The momeut these Whig leaders arc
shown to be at iu head, thousands will abandon it,
and return to their former friends and to their old
belief! Thus will another evidence be furnished to
tto world that there la but one euduring and in
destructible organization iu this country, and that
la the Democratic party."? H'a?Ain^<oii Union.
Very arousing, no doubt, aro the particular.*
rewired by tho Union by a private letter from
Cincinnati 1 Still more amusing will bo the
H?.l tvftki.l report of their proceedings, if any
" private band should indite them for tho Union.
So, then, there are none but Whigs in Cincin
nati, in the convention, as a private Utter in
forms the sapient coococtor of this pretended
Has tho editor of the Washington Union, a
la Seuxml, in Now York, contrived to get
friends smuggled into the convention as dele
gates, to watch and report, and, if possible, to
influence its action? Has some member of
that convention, just risen from a perusal of
tho Union'* Know-Nothing doctrines, as given
in its columns, to the world on the 17th day ol
October last, despatched the astounding news
to the Union abovs quoted t And, "no pro
minent democrat is on the ground 1" Then
the Union's correspondent has ubiquity and
omniscience! He can be at every hotel and
boarding-house in Cincinnati at the same time,
know all the various members of that conven
tion, numbering some hundreds, and know
each roan's political complexion 1
" Where's Banram t" IIA wants a few such
curiosities as the editors and correspondents of
the Union, and, as ths administration has no
further use for them, we would advise a sale
to the renowned procurator of humbugs 1
If ths Unum had prepared itself with ti/ch
reliable correspondents during the elections
held in October and November, we should
have seen published in its columns the follow
ing election n?ws, to wit:
" Iwdiasai-olu, , 1854.
" IhtAt Unto*: Ths elections in this State
have gone for somebody?-not known who. No
Democrats went to the polls."
" Colcmn'8, Ohio, ??, 1854.
?? D*ab Union : Eighty thousand majority
against the administration?don't know what
party wins. No Democrat* went to the polls."
" II iMsissrsx, Pa., ? 1854.
" Dtu Umoi: Pollock is elected. Nobody
knows what he is, exespt that he is Uovertx.r
elect Our folks elected nobody but Mutt, and
the rMcally Know-Nothings dkl that Very
few Democrats went to the polls
"Amur, N. Y., 1854.
? Dr.as Union: Seymour is t'tnnmoet elect
ed. If all our party hsd voted, and tliere had
been a few more rwm drinkers, he would oer
taiuly have beat Clark and Ulhnan. Hew De
mocrats went to the polls."
"MawAtaia, Wis., ??? 1854.
" Dkas Union : We are done hrown in Wis
consin. ()ur friends did'nt go to the polls.'
"Tswtok, N. J? 1854.
" Dkak Union: Bad <lay?very wet. Demo
crats did'nt turn out Afraid of the weather.'
" Detroit, Mich., , 1854.
" Dea* Union : Great mistake made by our
party. They thought the election was next
yoar, and did'nt go to the polls. Beaten, of
course, but the election will be contested t" I
" Wn.mnaTon, Del-. ?? 1854.
" Drab Union. 8orry to say we are nowhere
tbta ?better luck next time, if the Demo
crats will only turn out Few Democrats went
?o the poHs."
"Bosron, Mass., , 1854.
" Dbas Usiok : Election pssscd otf quietly;
rotnms so far not reliable, hut supposed s Web
ster Whig is elected Governor. There are no
Know Nothings in Massachusetts, and the ad
ministration party hare goo*
to Kannau Ukd
Nebraska! **
?* *11, the mult of tk late elections is
no UM (k itf) of tho atreugth of tho Demo
cratic administration party, who won simply
beaton booMM they did not 90 to the foil* !
Just no in Cincinnati?"uot a prominent
Democrat is on the ground!" But the Union
will find, to its deep chagrin, that whether it*
correspondents ?hut ut, in tk* editor?s room, at
W uthington, Imvo discovered any Democrats
iu the coiivwition at Cincinnati or not, they are
there, as we happen to know I
Now really, is the Union so credulous as to
suppose it can make any men of common sense
?Ttk SUCh "hamefl?l misrepresentations
that there are no Democrats in our organiza
whlgs?1 ^ our ***uIodor hy
8uch tomfoollcry will not persuade the
masses that the American party is the Whig
party in disguise, nor prevent their adopting
sentiments which are engraven upon every
true American heart
Are there no Democrats in our ranks r
VV ho, then, carried tho elections i n Baltimore
the late Gibraltar of Democracy ? Who car
ried tho elections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New
Jersey Delaware, Ac., whore, at former elec
j tions, the Democrats had the ascendency ?
Where are tho Democrats of theso States f
Where t They have abandoned tho present
dynasty, and now form tho American party !
Corruption of Party Leader..
M frequently expressed tho opinion
that the astonishing success of the American
party was, in a measure, duo to tho conviction
now so generally entertained by the people,
that both of tho old parties had become thor
oughly demoralized, and were controlled by a
set of selfish, scheming intriguers. Tho fact
itself is becoming more and moro apparent
every day, and is even admitted by those who
bitterly oppose our cause and cling tenaciously
to their old idels. The Valley Democrat, one
of the Btaunchest party papers, published in
Virginia, speaking of the prominent Democratic
eaders in that State, is forced to make the fol-1
lowing acknowledgment:
this feP?'hT;J" the hiHtory of o?r party iu I
tins State has audi bitter animosities existed in re
gard to men,?or such wire-working and intriguiuff
to foist upon the party the favontes of factions
and section*, buch conduct, in our opinion, has
brought the party to the verge of defeat and ruin
and must inevitably seriously obstruct the liarmonv
of the nominating Convention. Leaders have be
corne ambitious and corrupt. They look more to
of*the>party"m?tl0n tlmU ^ d? t0 tho wdfaro
When such a condiUon of things exists, is it
surprising that the people should determine to
icver old party tios and bo no longer the slaves
of huckstering politicians? Tho marvel is,
that they have so long submitted to bo rode
like pack-horses by every intriguing demagogue
in the land.
Defalcation of a Government Officer.
A telegraphic despatch to the New York Ad
vertiser, dated Cleveland, November 23, says :
The Instigation by the agent of tho Treasury
department shows a dcfalcaUon by ex-collector
itfilf? l?^! POrt* 10 the eItcut of about |100,.
000, in duties not accounted for.
Russell was indicted for this embezzlement last
a?n.nR'J*n . reccDt,y deposited with the United
2bflut$8N(VRK)aUOrl,ty 8ccuritie'' ^0 extent of
This is probably but the beginning of the
end. Most of the administration appointments
were of so wretched a character, that we may
reasonably expect to see Mr. Russell's example
very generally followed.
Railroad Accident.
The late accident on the Harlem railroad is
represented to have been occasioned by the
gross carelessness of the officers of tho road.
Fortunately no lives were lost, but nearly thir
ty persons were very seriously injured, many
of them having their limbs horribly fractured
The following statement was derived from one
of the passengers who was on the cars when
the accident occurred:
"I left Harlem this morning at six o'clock in the
accommodation train. Wo went at the usual speed
until we got as far an Fifty-ninth street At this
potut I heard the engineer's whistle to put on the
brakes, and immediately saw Mr. Cummins, the
conductor, take hold of the brakes. He made
about three turns, when I heard a tremendous
craao, and the next thing I can remember is find
ing myself about ten feet from where I ?at at the
time of the colliaion, thrown among all the other
passengers in thla car. I wM sitting In the first
scat of the first ear, and bad a lijtle bov on my lap
H111 leg was broken, as was also that of another lit
tie hoy who Hat benide me. An ?oon an I was able
to extricate myself from the other passengers I
broke one of the windows with my elbow and ?rot
out of the car. 8
"1 lhen commenced to get the remainder of the
passengers out of the wrecked car. Several of
those that I helped to extricate were severelr
wounded, some of them having their leg* and arms
broken. On lookiug around after getting the re
mainder of the passengers out of the car, I saw
that the tender of our train had been driven Into
the car I sat in about ten feet, and that our loco
motive had been greatly damaged. On the ?
track with our train was a train of freigfit cars
from ^ew Haven, which was travelling very slow
at the time of the collision, and before our train
oould be stopped we had run into the last car
complotely demolishing it. The second last car of
the freight train was much shattered. The wound
ed were carried into a house corner of Fifty-ninth
street and Fourth avenue, where medical aid was
soou received and the sufferers were partially re
lieved. 1 counted about seventeen persons that
were wounded and bruised, most of whom had
their legs broken. I fortunately received no Injurv
which Is, indeed, miraculous, as 1 was in the first
and was knocked back fully ten feet by the
tender being driven through the car; and although
all the passengers around me were severely injured,
I rewved only a slight bruise on tlie lower part of
n>J Je*-" '
To those persons in the South, who either
ignorantly or maliciously assert that the Amer
ican party in at all tainted with Abolitionism,
we commend the following from a late number
of Uie National Era. The truth is, that Know
Nothingism?to use the cant phrase of the
day- is the deadliest foe that anti-slavery fana
ticiwn has ever encountered. The future will
verify the truth of this assertion :
" Of the future of tho new party we cannot, of
oourse, "peak with any degree of confidence. One
thing however, aeema certain. With iu southern
affiliations, and slaveholding wing, it cannot be re
lied upon as the Tarty of Freedom. Among iu
prominent supporters are reckoned Millard Fillmore
black with the infamy of the Fugitive Slave Bill'
and John M. Clayton, of Delaware, who in a late
sjieecli lays down, as a plank of iu national plat
form, tho Nebraska doctrines of Pierce and Dou
These are not favorable indications. With
the kindest feelings towards those of our friends
who have connected themselves with the new par
T, we must, for ourselves, sUnd apart from iU
porUJs of mystery, and retain our ola fkith in the
N'?W ?'d the Brother
a Hanford,
r"n,l0"*r< I" Vew York on
the 2<Hh instant, in the ?6th year of his am.
uk?" P*??by the
in th' oW "?<>*" house" st
New York for above nine months, when he was re
moved to the prison-ship " Good Intent," where he
remained about six months, when he was ex
changed and set at liberty.
Political Cilyrlto.
In every community th?n i* a claaa of indi
viduals who gain their Krelihood by trick*,
low cunning, spunging, and other disreputable
expedients. Our dty, being the political cen
tre of the Union, is in fee tod with a number of
this clans, and, Htrango to say, they are the pe
culiar friends of the preeent administration,
and profess to be the authorized exponents of
the sayings and doings of the President and
bin Cubinet. So well have they boen fed at
the public crib that, with every morning's dawn,
an additional name is added to the list of these
unpunished political culprits. These disgust
ing devices are deemed by certain administra
tion functionaries as rare accomplishments,
fitting the individuals for positions of honor,
trust, and profit Some have been provided
for, othors are anxiously waiting, and a few
are being initiated into the corrupt workings
of these devices, through the instrumentality
of certain heads of departments and clerks, so
that, by the coming first of December, they
may bo prepared for new associations, be so thor
oroughly divested and freed from all moral re
straint, and cleansed of all honorable principle,
that they will be fully competent to compete
with those whom nature never bloased with
cither morality or virtue, for tho " loaves and
fishes" which may be then distributed.
The above we base upon facta well known in
this community. We could point tho reader to
more than ono department whore just such in
dividuals may bo found, who owo their position
to treachery, deception?aye, more?poijury.
Good men, faithful officers, American citizens,
who have grown grey in the service of their
country, have been ruthlessly ejected from of
fice, that these creatures of nondescript princi
ples might be rewarded. Then, why Iks amaz
ed at tho spirit and progress of tho Amorican
party ? Do not tho exigencies of tho time de
mand it ? Doos not tho government need its
renovating and purifying influence ? Shall
thero be no end to corruption and demagogu
ism? There comes but one response?an
emphatic and hearty response?ayo!
A Gross Outrage.
The last Frederick (Md.) Examiner gives the
following account of the successful escape of a
young lady from tho clutches of priestly ty
ranny :
"Miss Josephine Bunkley, a novice, who had
not completed her probation, escaped from the
sisterhood at Emuiitsburg, about 3 o'clock on the
morning of the 10th instant. She is the daughter
of Joseph Bunkley, Esq., of Norfolk, Virginia, a
Protestant, who took her under his protection
through this city, on Weduesday last, on their way
home. The circumstances of Miss Bunkley's un
lawful detention and escape therefrom, as detailed
to several of our citizens by her father, were as
follows: Since becoming a novice, she has been
doing duty ut St. Joseph's Seminary as a teacher
of music, 4c., for the last ten months. Some
months since, however, she repented of her con
nexion with the sisterhood, expressed a desire to
return to her home, and wrote to her father to that
effect. That letter was torn up before her eyefi,
and she was compelled to write in a different strain,
declaring her satisfaction aud contentment with
her situation.
" This last-mentioned letter deceived her father;
while the deception was confirmed by having all his
letters to his daughter returned unopened. A ware,
at length, that she was a prisoner, Miss Bunkley
determined to escape, and, on the morning above
named, succeeded in effecting her liberty, by climb
ing through a sash over a door, and thence Into the
yard. Iler movements were overheard by the
watchman, whose vigilance she eluded by conceal
ing herself behind a tree. As soon as the watch
man turned away, she fled?alone, a stranger, in
the night, aud dressed in her novice's habit and
black cap, this poor terrified girl escaped over the
rough country, ten weary miles to the village of
Crcagerstown: where, on inquiring for the stage
house, she was directed to Stevens's hotel. She im
mediately made known the circumstances of her
cose to Mr. Charles Stevens, the landlord, and de
manded hisprotectiou, which was promptly accord
ed, and in Hiss Grimes, a relative of Mr. Stevens,
she found a faithful and gende confidant and friend.
Her next step was to write to her father, who, up
on the receipt of her letter, came without a mo
ment's delay to her rescue. Miss B. is about 18
years of age, a very accomplished and beautiful
young lady, ppeaking several languages, and a su
perior musician."
If the facts here nUted arc true, the father of
this young lady owes it as a duty to society to
have the whole matter brought before the
courts of justice. The perpetrators of so gross
aii outrage should not be allowed to escape un
punished. It is high time the Romish priest
hood were taught that this is a free country,
and that any attempt on their part to abridge
the personal liberty of an American citizen,
will be visited with the severest penalties of
the law. They should be made to understand
that we are not yet the slaves of papal despot
ism, and that outrages which would probably
be applauded in Spain or Italy, will not be
tolerated on American soil.
We trust this matter will be thoroughly in
vestigated tjy a judicial tribunal, not only from
a desire to see the guilty punished, but because
it may lead to the exposure of other enormi
ties, and to the pftbable relief of other victims
of oppression. If Miss Bunkley was placed in
duress and illegally deprived of her liberty, it
is fair to presume that there are other young
ladies in a like situation. At this very mo
ment some poor girl may be subjected to the
most cruel barbarities, and may be daily and
hourly watching for an opportunity to escape
from the dutches of her tyrants. Such a thing
is by no means improbable, if the facts con
nected with this outrage have not been grossly
exaggerated. At all events, now that the state
ment has gono forth to tho public, the whole
affair should be thoroughly probed, and the
hidden mysteries of these spiritual jails be
brought to light
If an offence against our laws has t>een com
mitted, then tho guilty should he punished.
If, on the other hand, the accusation originated
in malice, and has no substantial foundation,
then it is oqually proper that the parties accused
should he relieved from the suspicion of such
infamous conduct
It is a matter of no concern to us, should
every Catholic girl in the country choose to
immure herself within the walls of a convent?
but if any one of them is detainer) there against
her wishes and by forcible means, then we have
a right to protest against such tyranny, and to
invoke for her the sacred protection of our laws.
Kmhczzlement by a Baltimore Port OMee
A despatch from Baltimore, dated yesterday,
" William H. Martin, who had hcen the principal
distributing clerk in the post office of this city, for
the last twenty years, has been detected In robbing
the letters psming through his hands of the nmnev
they contained. He was detected through 'the
agency of a decoy letter, and, on his house being
searched, the letter and the money it contained
was found.
" His salary was a thousand dollars per annum,
and, his honse being furnished in the most eitrav
sgsnt way, an.1 his living in the manner and style
in which lie did, has excited the suspicion that these
depredations most probably had been going on for
several years psst.
J General H<
Thitf gentleman, it seana, has mil; m*.
(tented to delivar a luoturu before the AntMa
vory society of Bob too; but, before accepting
the invitation, he addressed the following let
let to Dr. Stone :
" Indkncmuence, 14th Sept., 1864.
"DkakSib: I havo received your favor of the
29th ult., and though greatly pressed for time,
uwiug to Uie mauy business letters which I hare
to write, I am happy to respond.
" I have every dis|>ositioii to viait Boston at
the time which you propose, it uiy duties in the
Senate will permit. Before accepting the invtta
tiou bo kindly tendered, I ani deairoua to know
whether the lecturer ia or will b? at liberty to give
free expression of his own opiuious on the subject
of slavery, or whether he ia to be restricted to any
particular set of opinions. These inquiries are all
made because I am no ultra, but a constitutional
" Thine truly^
?? T ? "8AM HOUSTON,
t To Jixca W. Stone, M. D."
To this Dr. Stone replied : ?' The lecturer will b?
at liberty to give free expression of his opiuiou on
the subject of slavery."
Thp Father Bradjr Case.
The Providunce Journal publishes the follow-1
ing letter from the Right Rev. Bernard O'Reil
lcy, Romanist bishop at Hartford, in explana
tion of the circumstances which hare caused
sp much excitement in that city. In compli
ance with the request of the bishop, and from
| a desire to do injustice to no one, we willingly
give place to his letter. It certainly relieves
him fro,*n a part of the odium which before at
tached to him, and it is only to be regretted
that ho has not explained his reason for remov
ing F ather llrady, in as satisfactory manner, as
he has succeeded in exonerating himself from
the charge of denying christian burial to the
deceased. The public also would like to be in
formed how it is that the bishop has suddenly
become the owner of the church, when, but a
few days before, it was covered by a mortgage
of $20,000 whicli was hold by Father Brady.
Upon these points, however, the bishop proba
ably finds it most prudent to preserve a discreet
To the Editor of the Journal:
As you have copied a most libellous and unfair
statement in my regard, you will permit me to put
yourself and others right in the matter. I was not
1" tnhfe?r* P,4fe- ?ked give a burial place in
front of tlie church to the remains of Rev. Mr
2(lly The church fronts on the street, withhi a
few feet of the sidewalk; the space Intervening was
never contemplated for a burial place, neither is
a PUc<J 10 connexion with the church
y' i I' Brady dk'd {"messed of a
burial ground, where I had a right to expect hit*
interment, unless informed of his fesireto the con
4thly. I was not informed of Rev. Mr. Brady's
request to be buried " near the church" until about
eleven o clock on the day of his Interment. 1
Othly. There is no railing in front of the church
and none contemplated to be there; consequently
the place was unfit for a burial place, as any en
closure raised in front of the church would be much
6th)y. The church at Hartford belong to me ? it
cost something over $40,000. I had to assume'its
entire debt, about $27,000, the balance was paid
by the people; consequently, if any friend of the
deceased wished his interment there, I should have
been informed of it. uU?v0
7thly. Had I been informed injeason of the so
called request of the deceased to be interred " near
the church, I would, at once, liave directed his
interment in the church, which would, itfthe case
have boen the proper place. '
?J?.U wi" observe, then, 1st, that I was not con
suited as to the interment of Rev. Mr. Brady bv
the mover, or movers, In the matter. 2dly that
a place most unfit, and never
"tended as a burial place j and 3dly, that they se
lected it without consulting the proprietor of the
place selected for the interment.
.hJ'T .ar?,fiM;ULthV 04,11101 ,>c8ct and
these /acts show that I have been greatly misreDre
sented, and that some oditors have permitted them
marveUou^' ?U by the ?f the
I removed the deceased from the pastoral charge
of the congregation last July, for reasons which jus
tified me so far as to leave me no other alternative
before conscience. Could I have justified myself
before conscience in again restoring him to the
n . *me congregation, I would most
cheerfully have done so, for I never entertained
y P??onal ill-will towards the deceased. In
season, I offered him another congregation, con
sidering myself justified in doing so, as in a new
place the same obstacles to his ministerial success
would not exist as at Hartford.
t?r C!iMfind nMgr<mnd for *?""reproach in themat
? ' .. . * """dar case occur again. I would he
impelled to act as I did in this instance, uidess I
Iwcame willing to sacrifice couscienoe and betray
the interests of religion. 7
i! 1? action of the people in tbe case it was
imlted to a few, the chief tfSh.m is a ^Tt'^orth
'w'T'.!"1 W" 110 considered by the deceased.
White the congregation deplore action of a scan
dalous character on the part of any holding com
munion with them, they can congratulate them
selves on the fact that the action of afew evil dis
posed persons, (and such may be found amongst
every people,) cannot deprive them of their good
name. ?
This is a true and full statement of the facts in
case, as far as I am concerned, and facts will
ever, with an enlightened people, outweigh asser
tion and libellous statement. The only fcvor I ask
of those editors who have published statements
trom other quarters on this matter, or made com
ments based on theee statements, injurious tome
is the publication of this article.
Respectfully yours,
.. .T Bishop of Hartford.
Providence, Nov. 81, 18S4.
The following official despatch from General
Canrobert to the French Minister of War, de
tails the operations of the seige up to date. It
looks very much as if the allies had met with a
serious repulse:
" Btroat Sevastopol, Oct. 18, 1854.
Moss Lk MaaacnAL: Yesterday at sunrise
we opened a fire in concert with the English army
and matters were going on well, when the explosion
belonging to a battery,
which, unhappily, was a large one, created some
disturbance to our attack. This explosion had
batteries were accumuUted
round the spot where it took place. The enemy
took advantage of it to increase their fire, and after
consulting the general commanding the artillery I I
deemed it advisable to suspend our Are to repair
our damage, and complete on our right, by new '
tack Bc*rer English "ne, our system of at
"P* delay certainly la much to be regretted;
bat it cannot he helped, and I am taking even!
means to render it aa short as possible. The city
has withstood the (Ire much better than was ex
pected. The enciente, in its enormous develop
ment. In a straight Hnc carrying all that it can re
ceive in heavy calibre from the fleet, allows it to pro
5 the 17th our troops took pos
session of the plattau situated iu the front of the point
of attor*, called the Ma* B^tion, and now oc^py
it. This evenlngwe construct there a masked bat
tery of IJ guns and if possible a second battery at
the extreme right, above the declivity. 7
..." ^ o*r ??eana ol attack are concentrated on
mS?mV2? *p1, Vhrr>?i"omi cl*ar &w,th thc
(stance of the, English batteries, which take it
^ Yesterday, about 10 a. m. the
n?e WI h! 71 lh? h"u'ri? of the
place, but I hsve not yet received the report so as
to enable me to give an acronnt of the results of
:;:Abru; "hZhZi, -v h"v" r", Wred nine now
mortars, which rill have great effect.
J/*7, J" * h*u?ry which surrounds the
tower, situated on the left of the tower, an Im
men* explosion took place, which muat have done
great"Injury to the enemy, for since then the lire of
that battery has >?en very alack, and this morning
onlyafcw guns were able to fire from it. I have
no precise sews of the R nasi an army. There la
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Tbs baabb
bctMT, Mr moral tw
fortrcM have I won mK at naught ll was
i prompt results Mprcled to he MilwW ttvm
lUDrtcwIeotod lujurultiMir that Ike iilfA
arrival rmoM bvbopb.
Vm At Mow Y urt i
Thu se%? of I
length along," ? __
anticipate a reswlt by vivid (
perste extremities to -1?. t, ... ? if fr|
?nd even by rumon of Mi tai, ta?a? awwws
to produce no rorreapooding efc ti m tbe
market*, their influence
than otherwise.
Tbere U nothing, ll bet, In tba |_ _t .
made up as litey are Iruut tiw <"On4eit?e?i tfjBS j
previous Incideuts of the >?l??, m WW1
we hare already laid be lore gar readi ra,
dicatea that the place way not atiil ImM <
la relieved. Tlie highb <?olurrd sprc?
newspaper oorrespoasfcMta, sad the mmmtmem
Htatcineuta of fabricated despatches, ?lWl tart M*
tic against the fart that neither ua tbe load ride
nor on that of the sea haw tbe lunlgiri aa yet
been able to penetrate withta tbe 1m of tbe 4f
Thua far, then, the aotk-ipatiaM fctaaed ha the
?ndous resources i
fortress have beea aet at i
on the i,
their unprecedented magnitude
tions which led to the expedition
Should these hope* be disappointed, and any con
siderable time be wasted before tbe plan, a skil
aplanned attack by a sufficiently poweifal Kun
orce, supposing that their reserves can bt
brought up in time for the purpose, nay at any
time defeat the grand object oftlie expedition, and
oblige the besiegers to assume the defensive.
The history of aicge operations justifies ua in j
doubting whether, in splto of the enormous siege
materiel assembled by the allies, Sebastopol Is like
ly to offer any exception to their general results.
Valcncicnnes, in sustained a aicge of forty
live days, with only 176 cannon. Dentate^ in 1019,
held out for 108 days, with BOO cannoti, and than
only yielded through the pressure of fiuuine.
Cuidad Rodrigo was defended by only M gnus, and
yet held out for twenty-one daya. The Russians
have at Sebastopol 1,SOU cannon, and theae are
mostly all of large calibre. What probability is
there, therefore, in speculating on the proxiniaUi
surrender of the garrison, buoved up as they are by
the hopo of being speedily relieved ?
It must be remembered, too, that the allies are
only provisioned for six weeks, and that notwith
standing the alleged friendly disposition of the Tar
tar populution, the descriptions forwarded home by
English officers of their scanty five show that thi? j
statement must either be false, or that the fHcudly
feelings of the natives are controlled by their ap
prehensions of the doubtful nature of the contest.
If, therefore, the place cult only bold out a few
weeks longer?and at present we see no reason
why it should not?the Crimean expedition may
possibly end in a total failure.
These are, of course, mere speculations, bat they
assume something of force from the protracted re
sistance which the fortress has already made, iu
spite of the confident anticipations formed by the
commanders of the expedition of iU reduction in
three or four days. It would be curious if tbe
"timid counsels," so injudiciously alluded to in the
French Emperor's letter to Madame Bt. Araaud,
should, after nil, turn out to hare been suggested
by correct views.
The statements made in these advices of the pro
bability of an immediate rupture between the Cxar
and his two powerful German neighbors probably
only represent the surface of things. We'aliall be
lieve in the fact when we see a Russian army ad
vancing into Gallicia. As to Prussia, site has too J
much to gain by remaining neutral to hazard her In
terests by provoking hostilities with the Ciar.
From Asia we have rumors of a victory having
been gained over Schamyl by one of the Russian
There is no other foreign news of interest. The
fact of the French Kmpcror having made the
amende honorable to Mr. Soule is confirmed.
The foreign news received via Portland did not
transpire in time yesterday to have any bearing
upon this market Flour was in moderate demand
for domestic use and shipment to the British prov
inces, and at unchanged prices. A cargo of Gen
esee white wheat sola at (2 85 per bushel. Indian
corn continued active, with sales for export at 90
cento a 91 cento for western sound mixed.
Pork closed dull, and moss was not saleable, hi
large lota, without some concessions on the part of |
holders. |
About 8,000 hales of cotton were sold, showing
a decline since the commencement of the week of |
about one-eighth of a cent per lb. Tbe foreign
news produced no effect upon the cottod market,
and was not expected to. Quotations are mainly
influenced by the amount of stock in first hands,
and the state of the money market. Some six or
seven cotton-laden vessels arc said to be on their
way, chiefly from New Orleans, for this port, one
of which has a cargo of 1,700 bales, a part of
which had been sold to arrive. It is stated that
sterling bills drawn against cotton will soon be
more plenty in this jnarkct. It is reported that
one large bill house has 180,000, or about $800,- ,
000, on Us way by mail from New Orleans for this |
A convention between the United States and the
Kingdom of Bavaria, for the mutual extradition of |
fugitives from justice in certain Cases, was duly
ratified on the 1st instant at London, and has just
been made public by proclamation by the Preai- |
Arrival of tbe Canada nt Halifax.
Sebastopol not yet Tnken.
Large Advance in BreaHttufft.?Gotten Quiet? I
Coneoli 98 6-8.
Halifax, Not. 28, 1864.
The Royal mail steamship Canada, Capt. Stone,
from Liverpool, on Saturday, the 11th Inst., reached
her wharf in this city at a late hour last night.
Her news is four days later than that received
by the Canadian at Portland yesterday.
Both in a political and commercial view the ad
vices are of an interesting character.
At tbe latest accounts from the seat of war, So
bastopol had not been taken; the seigc was pro
gressing slowly but surely.
The anxiety of the public in England and France
was intense, and the disappointment daily experi
enced at the non-reception of decisive news was
producing audible complaints.
Reliable accounts of the engagement at Balak
lava on the 26th ult., had been received.
It was a most serious affair, and far more disas
trous to the English forces than at first represented.
The Emperor Napoleon having withdrawn the
order prohilriting M r. Soule from passing through
France, Mr. Soule had gone to Madrid by way of j
Lord Palmers ton was on a visit to Paris, and
speculation was rife as to the object he has in view.
Commercial Intelligence.
The Liverpool Cotton market had displayed con- |
siderabie animation in the early part of the week,
but foil off toward the close, and became quiet, at
about previous rates, although some circulars quote
a slight docline on middling qualites.
The business of the week amounted to nearly
50,000 bales, of which about 7,000 were taken by
speculators and exporters.
In breadstuff's considerable advance had taken
place on all articles, and a good demand was ex
perienced In the early part of the week ; the spec
ulative feeling, however, fell off, and the market
closed quietly.
According to the circular of Messrs. Richardson,
Spencer k Co., the advance on flour was equal to
4s. per barrel; on wheat (of fair and good quality)1
6d. per bushel, and on corn 8s. per quarter. Their
quotations for western canal flour are 48s. ; white
wheat, 18s. ; and Indian corn, 46s. a 46s. Ad.
Provisions generally were firmer, owing mainly
to the large requirements of government in beef
and pork.
Consols closed at 98 6-8?a slight decline from
the previous quotations.
In American securities a small business had been
done at unchanged prices.
Khow-Nothwos.?Oiitsiilers say that the Know
Nothings have carried all their nominations hi the
recent elections in Texas, in every town In which
they were organised.?N. 0. Creole.
Htass Louis logic allU the pain
rrvui awl the bu? reaidual,
I Aai lata tba mintiUr past.
Bat >Wf the lruitnd*aj,
Why uat retort *W? logic loo,
And Waa> the Gallic luuioy,
Nor p?l a (word or bullet through
* One of the population 1 KERB.
A Mtrr ?* ? Faithful !>??. Premonitory
The following story is said, by the Porte
jmilli Chronicle, to ba derived, an to all ltd
forts, from a most rwpccUblo Quaker family,
vImm veracity cannot be doubted:
- About fifty rmn ago, In tha waatorn pnrt
af tha Stale a/ Nsw York, livad a lonely wid
ow named Mother Her husband Iim been
dead many years, and litr only daughter ?n
grown up and married, living at the dlaUnoe
af a mile or two from the family inanition.
- Awl thiw the old lady lived alone in her
hMwdny and night Yet in her conscious
Inmifiinrs and trust In Providence, she felt safe
and rheeHM?did her work quietly during the
daylight, and at eventide slept aweetly.
??0?e morning, howavw, aha awoke with an
extraordinary and nnwaatod gloom upon her
?dud, whk-h wm Imprsaaad with the apprehen
?km that ?i?Hhlng strange wm about to Irnn
pan to her or ken. So full wm ahe of this
ti**ight that ska wnld not stay at hoinothat
day, but must go abroad to giro rant to it, by
unWwiing herself to her friends, especially to
jwv daughter. With kcr >he spent Uie erMkr
..artofthe day, aisl to ber ?be ssvernl times
rqjwated the nsrital of her awpreheusions. The
?laughlw m often rapeated tn* amuranoea that
the pcood mother had never done Injury to any
person, and a<l?W, ? I rannot think any one
would hurt you, for you have not an enemy ui
(it? world.'
"A* the day wm declining Mr*. Mo*h.-r
sought hi* home, but Mjwofl the same foet
Inga m ahe left her dsugbtsra house.
"fh? her way home she railed on a neighbor
who lived in tlie last houM before she reached
her own. Here she again made known her
continued apprehetwioua, which had nearly
ripened into fear, and from U?e lady H?
mansion the w< ived answvra similar to thus*
oMicr daughter. ? You 1-ve Imnned no one
In your whole lifetime, surely no on, will mo
lest you. Oo home in quiet, and Hover ahall
go witli you. Here, Hover,* said die to a stout
watch-dog Hurt lay <m Um floor,' bsra, Hover,
go home with Mrs. Moahw, and take care of
bar.' Rover did m he was told. The widow
wont home, milked her cows, took rare of
everything out of downi, and went to bod to
usual. R??v?r liad not Ml her for an Infant
When aha was fcirir In bed, U laid himajdf
down u|M?n tb? rf tlic 1*<!, w? a* tut
widow it-lied on hie fidelity, and ,h* haps chid
herself for nocllras f. ar, si* feU asleep Nxne
time In the night ahe awoke, being startled,
probably, by a slight no?M outside the h<nise.
It wa? so slight nowever, that she was not
aware of being startled at all, but hoard, as
soon m aha awoke, a Bound like the rising of*
window near her bed, which wm in a rooui on
^?Kedog wither barked nor moved Next
there wm another sound, m If aome one wm in
the room and atej*ped cautiously, on the floor.
The woman aaw nothing, but now for the nrnl
time felt the dog move, as be made a violent
iqiring from the fed, and at the aainc moment
Moinetliing fell on the floor, a winding like a
heavy log. Then followed other noise*, like the
pawing of a dog s feef , but aoon all wm still
again, and the dog resulted his place on the
bed w ithout having barked or growled at all.
" Thin time the widow did not go to sleep
immediately, but lay awake wondering, yet not
deeming it beet 10 get up. But at last alio
dropped asleep, and when ahe awoke the sun
wm shining. Hhe hastily stepped out of bed,
and there lay the body of a man extended on
the floor, dead, with a large knife in hie linnd,
which wm even now extendod. The dog had
selied him by the throat with a graap of do*,
and neither man nor dog could utter a sound
till all wm over. This man wm the widow a
son-in-law, the husband of her only daught**-.
He coveted her little atore of wealth, her house,
her cattle, and her land; and Instigated by this
nordid impatience, he could not wait for the
decay of nature to give her property up to hlni
and his, as the only heirs apparent, but made
this stealthy viait to do a dead of darkness in
the gloom of night A fearful retribution
waited for him. The widow's apprehensions,
communicated to her mind and Impressed upon
her nerves, by what unseen power we know
not, the sympathy of the woman wlio loaned
the dog, and the silent but certain watch of the
dog himself, formed a chain of events ^ which
brought the murderer's blood upon his own
head, and which are difficult to be explained,
without rcforcnce to that Providence or over
ruling which numbers the haim of our beau*,
watches the sparrow'a fall, and 'shapes our
deeds, rough hew them m we will' "
The London Times, commenting upon the
great Baby Show in Ohio, rays:
? There is noma thing remarkably striking in the
difference between the Old World and the Now, as
exhibited in this National Baby Convention, which,
although bearing at finct right the appearance of s
good joke, may hereafter sssume some very serious
feature*. We at oar cattle showi give prises lothe
man who produce* the best food foe the people'*
eating. The Americans give prises for the mouth*
best adapted to eat the food which Is so bouutifoHv
prepared for them on their vast contlneut. The
two nation* typify their difference in this manner
Our great desire la to Bnd ample food for Mr pop
ulation. The Americans are only dedvon* of a
large population to consume tbelr food. And resly
the wish of the United Htatea for a large and enar
getic population seems to be founded upoW very
good grounds. They sre spreading out their arm-*
so widely?they arc appropriating so extensively?
they are annexing so constantly, thst cltiseus, to
fill all the newly scqulred territory, will scarerlv
be found. If they buy the Csar's possesions in
tlie north these will be useless without elllsens
to cultivate thein ; If they join the Sandwich Is
lands to the confederation, this will call for a fresh
supply of Jonathan's progeny. 1/oulsiana, Florida,
Texas arc forever calling for freah instalments of
Yankee blood. Young Yankees, therefore, are st
a premium, and the endeavor to encourage a sup
ply of the best spicimcna of the article is founded
on reason. Ameriea cannot appropriate one-half of
the world without having a proper number of cit
izens to make good the appropriation. The in*tr
tutlon, then, of a convention for "prise Yankee*"
has its serions as well as Its smnsing side.
Pxcsrrs or IlArriicms.?A susoeptibiUtv to del
icate attentions, a fine sense of the nameless and
exquisite tenderness of manner and thought, con
stitute, in the minds of its possessors, the deepest
under current of life, the felt snd treasured h*it un
seen and inexpressible richness of affection. It la
rarely fonnd in the characters of men, but H out
weighs, when it Is, all grosser qualities. There sra
many who wsste and lose affection by carries* and
often unconscious neglect. It Is not a plant to grow
untnndod; the breath of rude indifference or nde
touch may destroy forever its delicate U-ttnre.
There Is a daily attention to the alight courtesies of
life which can alone preserve the first freshness of
passion. The easy surprises of pleasure; the earnest
cheerfulness of assent to slight wishes; the hsbitual
respect to opfelons; the polite abstinence from
personal topics in the company of others; unwa
vering attention to his and her comfort, both abroad
and at home; and, above all, the careful pre nerva
tion of those proprieties of conversation and man
ner which are sacred when before the world, are
some of the secrets of that rare happiness which
age and infirmity alike fail to impair or diminish.
Who Din It T?The night rfter the Msasailmsi U?
election, a patriotic gentlemen, with ?H the enthu
siasm consequent upon the oocsisloo, was sddresnlng
a large crowd in State street Boston. In glowing
language he portrayed the result, and in a loud voice
inquired, ? And who did this?who bronsht about
this great victory T" The orator paused Ibr s mo
ment when one of his hearers In a loud, distinct
voice, answered?" flam" The speaker was for a
few moments unheard In the shouts of laughter
which followed.

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