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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 18M. VEBPAt*/ ? V v LIg, Editor. ^ R. M ? '?j. ..a, Assistant. " Against thu insidious wiles of foreign iufluuueo? I conjure you to believe me, fullow-uitixeus the jeal ousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; sine* history and experience prove, that foreign in fluence is one of the most baneful foes of a republican government."? H~atAi/i</tou. " I hope we may flud some means, in future, of shielding ourselves from foreign influence, political, commercial, or ill whatever form it may be attempted, i cau scarcely withhold myself from joining in the wiah ot Silas Dean?' that there were an ocean of Are between this and the old world.'"?Jefferson. Agents for the " American Organ." John T. Audlst, Si. Asaph a trout, two doors from King street, Alexandria. Virginia. AurnBD Lawillik, Richmond, Virginia. W. 8. Cbowlhy, 146 Baltimore atreet, lialtimore, Maryland. John P. Hilton (assisted by D. W. 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HT Subscribers who do not receive their papers will please leave their names and addross ?t the office. HTAU advertisements for tins " Organ" should be handed into the office before twelve o'clock, M., of the day of publication. " The Hour of Peril." Under this head, the Washington, Union oi this morning, publishes "X Report of tho Michigan Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, adopted at thoir lost Sep t inbcr session," in which that fanatical body denounced slavery, tho repeal of tho Missouri compromise, and the fugitive slavo law, and, having done which, tho Union, with its char acteristic Jesuitism, its low cunning, and its utter disregard of all fairness or honesty, adds, " YVe are reminded, while perusing these vio lent and vindictive sentiments, that, at this mo ment, ? movement is also making in the South ?to induce Christian ministers to lend their in fluence to tho otlier fanaticism of Know-Noth ingism." And thus this hireling and reckless scribblcr, essays to connect the Abolitionists of the North with the American party of tho South, and to prejudice the cause of Americanism with the conservative portion of tho Amorican people.! Wo have repeatedly exhibited undeniable proofs, that the American party is the only safe and reliable party for tho preservation of the union of the States, and the rights of the States, and every man who will examine our creed, our platform, and our prospectus, will perceive at a glance, that the charge of Aboli tionism against our party is as false in fact, as it is baso in conception. No man knows better than the Wash ington Union, that the Abolition presses throughout tho country, including as well the National Era, published in this city, as the New York Tribune, published by Philosopher Greeley, oil denounce the American party, in unison with their kindred presses, the Un'on and Pennsylviyiiun, and that, in truth, the whole Abolition pack, have joined the udmin ?it rat ion in their assaults upon our principles! Our crced, our principles, our action, all are opposed to that wild and reckless spirit of Ab olitionism, which would overthrow the land marks of State rights, and rend the Union in twain in search of fancied good. We may appeal with entire and perfect con fidence, not only to our platform of principles, kept standing on the first page of the Ameri can Organ, for examination and criticism, but to the editorials wo have written, and the re peated assurances we havo given, that there is no Abolitionism in our order. Distinctly an nouncing in our prospectus, the following as a portion of our political croed, we incorporated the same sentiment in our platform of princi ples, and we ineati to stand upon this ground without faltering, to wit: " No e**sy or editorial shall ever appear in the American Organ, the tendency of which would be to prejudice the rights or wound the feelings of the ?? tizeus of an.v of the State*. So far as the influ ence of this paper shall extend, the constitutional rights of each, and of all the States, shall be main tained. II s hold that the institution of s larcri/ be long* exrlmivrly to those folates in which it exists. Kath of the States, for itself, has the sole and ex elusive right to determine whether or not slavery shall exist within its borders. We shall therefore rpftose all agitation of the question of slavery, either in Congress of out of it." In strict conformity with the above declara tion of our political creed, will be found one of the planks in our platform of principles, to wit: " Tenth. We shall maintain and defend the con utitulion as it stand*, the Union as it exists, and the rights of the Stales, without diminution as guaranteed thereby: opposing at all times, and to the extent of our ability and influence, all who may assail tlieni, or either of them." With these sentiments thus expressed, and <laily published to the country, what language could we apply, which would be sufficiently emphatic, to that unscrupulous calumniator who, day after day, and in every form of lan guage of which he is master, proclaims to the South, that tho Know Nothings arc allied to tLe Abolitionists t But listen now to the syren song of this hackneyed political demagogue! How smooth ly and beautifully he discourses! " Let uh hope, however, that the public mind, when it calmly contemplates the doctrines set forth by these infatuated men?when it fully realizes the fearful crusade to which they arc lending their aid?the revolutionary doctrines, social and politi cal, which they *wk to enforce?and the wild phrensy that i1111x-1 - them in their efforts to destroy the fabric of ou^ civil lils-rtles?let us hope that (he public mind, roused to a sense of all these things, will reaet against the danger, correct the downward tendency of affair*, and lift up that pure I winner of religion* liberty ami of political coiiulltr which is uow trampl.il in the dust by a combina tion of fanatic* and demagogue.. YVC will answer for the Democratic party In tliia crisis. Defeated but not dismayed, tf it lias lost some of its niem liers, It has not loot its " indomitable will," its un dying faith, lu subline' courage, and tlwt patient spirit whieh waits he the hour when the people will onoe more rally around Its principles and its men." And to the editor of the Washington Union will answer for the Democratic party in this crisis, will he? Will he please answer for that ot trie helming Democratic party who were om nipotent in 18fi2, and are now disorganize*! and aeatterred and broken into fragments? Will he, who lias done more than any other living ni?, to dia#olve the Democratic par ty, now be permitted to answer for that party r Can lie tell us why and uhernfore it in he has not kept together that triumphant party of 1858 ? We wait for an answer, and if the edi tor of the Union shall not deign to give us the answer, perhapt we may at the Draper time supply it I But the Union is in exstaciea at the hopeful prospect that, as the Democratic party " has not lost its indomitable will, its undying faith, its sublime courage and patient spirit, the peo ple will once more mlly around its principle* and its men." I What a blessed thing is hope I And so the Unum still dings to the belief that "the peo ple will once more rally around its principles " "and it* man/" What principles, and what men? I he principle, of the Washington Union, and the men who conduct that press 1 Lay not that flattering unction to your toul " (if you have any,) for, if we mistake not the Higns of the times, and the evidences of public opinion, the Washington Union and its choice ?pirit aroj the subjects of universal disgust and loathing. _ The Escaped Novice. The Frederick Examiner publishes the fol low ing cxtract from a letter received by a gentleman of Frederick flrom Miss Bunkley, the novico who recently escaped from Emii'iits burg: NoBroLK, Nov. 20, 1854. I liavo my father's permission to answer the ml , "''.^''"g11 statement of i ,bt- ?? I would remark that ,'Kf' UX(;eediiigIy that so many reports are in circulation, and have thought of making a public statement. With regard to my manner of leaving i Vni'i0^01"' i . c'rcumst?nce speaks for itself, i I have had permission, or had been free to leave when I uni/iej, I would not have had recourse to flight, and that in the still hour of night escaped through u window near the chapel fronting the avenue, where there is no enclosure and ran or rather flew down the avenue, as the moon was shining so brightly that I feared being discovered by the watchman, who nightly traverses the grounds around the building ., il'? i.lfw'iy d<Jw?the uv<jnue-1 hett<-d ? noise, Tfred Umt thc lnan- wh0 8l?*P? ?? ? sinaU house at the gate, was up, and had raised the w indow to see who was passing. I hid myself, and he did not perceive me, but he continued watohing at the window until four o'clock, when the stage for Jredcrick passed, and I was unable to reach We stage, or even pass the gate, jmtil he withdrew, which was soon after thc stage passed. I waK fi? t0 Em"J,tgb??l? for many reasons. I walked in the opposite direction as far as St Lazare s, when I became alarmed, and entered a Hide gate on the road, and remained until the a? gclus rung, which wan six o'clock. I then eontin ??y journey, on a road I never travelled, and reached Creagerstown about nine o'clock, where I Iny fkther l,r0tecte(1 mc until the arrival of We should suppose that this positive state ment of Miss Bunkley, particularly when sus tained by the testimony of numerous persons who saw her arrive at Croagerstown, in a fa tigued and frightened state, was amply sufHci ont to convince tha most skeptical of the truth of the facts heretofore spread before thc public. It seems, however, that such is not the case f There are many persons, even in this commu nity, whose minds are so enslaved by supersti tion that they will believe nothing, no matter how clearly proven, which exposes any mis conduct in the management of their religious establishments. They are so satisfied that every thing about them is perfect, that they would discredit even the evidence of their own senses. ? ith this class of persons it is useless to employ argument or present the most convincing array of facts. They arc deaf to thc ono and close their eyes to the other. It U a part of the policy of thc heads of the atholic church in this country to say as little as.possible about any exposure of its secret uiiquities wisely concluding that such a course is most likely to allay any excitement that exists in the public mind. Accordingly we find that no one connected with the Em miUburg SUterhood has as yet made any de nial of Miss Bunkley's statement, or offered any explanation of the alleged outrage. This fact is very significant They arc un willing to provoke a searching investigation in to what, perhaps they find it most politic to conceal. But a prudence, so discreet, lias not been everywhere imitated. A champion has sprung up in a remote quarter of the country, and, with more zeal than discretion, pronoun ces the whole story a fabrication. This impulsive individual is named O'Don ncll, is a priest in the church, and a resident of Portland, Maine. He addresses quite a lengthy communication to the Portland Advertiser, from which we cxtract the following paragraph : f.ulThVLt0r,,fU.t 0f \ ?>:0UJ,? lltd.v ?un in radically false. A knowledge of thc rules which govern the house of the Sisters of Charity enables me to make thin unqualified statement." One would supp.se that a person living five hundred miles from the place where the out rage occurred, who undertook to pronounce a positivo statement of facts "radically false," would be prepared to offer somo evidence in support of his assertion. But not ono tittle of proof of any kind whatever docs he ftimish not even a denial on behalf of those who were charged with the offence. The rules which govern such institutions were, in his estimation, a full and sufficient ref utation of a statement supported by abundant proof. This may be logic among Jesuits, but, among men of common sense, it is worse than folly. W e expressed the hope, some time ago, that this Kmmitsburg affair would be made thc sub ject of judicial investigation. In this way alone can the truth be fully elicited. Surely, neither Mr. O'Donncll, nor any other reverend Fattier, can object to a course which, according to their view, must overwhelm the accuser with shame and confusion. The public would then have an opportunity of knowing how far the rule* of the Sisterhood necessarily demonstrate thc minify of Miss Bunkley's statement P. S.? Since the foregoing was written, our attention has been called to a communication in yesterday's Star, from which it appears thaf thc Lady Superioress of thc Sisterhood posi tively denies the truth of Miss -B.'s statement. Here, then, is a clear and distinct issue of ve racity made between Miss Bunkley and her friends on the one hand, and thc Sisterhood on the other. How is the real truth to be ascer tained? In no other way, we are confident, than by a thorough legal investigation. Miss Bunkley has brought a very grave and serious charge against those who have control of the institution, and it is a duty which she owes to herself and thc public, to bring the matter be fore the proper legal tribunal. In this way only can thc real facts be ascertained, and jns* rendered to all parties in'"T?r Wkh lhiHBuh^ ? eWfully , .* y.? fo"ow'nH communication, in defence kL c ^terhood our object simply being to I bring to hght the whole truth and nothing but | the truth. But it wems to us plain that this can only be accomplished by a resort to the courts of law. Can any innocent party object to this V To the Editor of the American Organ : Sis : Relying upon your courtesy and seuws of | juntiev, I would ask the favor of au insertion for the following brief statement of facts, derived from the most authentic source, in relation to the Mun chausen stories going the rounds of s certain por tion of the press of the country, and originally Htarted, if not substantially manufactured, by the Frederick (Md.) Examiner. It is surprising that gentlemen of intelligence and common candor would be led into the publication of statements which are sure to find their refutation, sooner or later, and which most generally recoil upon those by whom they are put in circulation. This sur prise is augmented when we consider that in this special case the writer in the Examiuer must be aware of the rules aud regulations of an institution, distant only eighteen miles from his office?must have known that any member of the Sisterhood can leave the moment she desires to do so; and could have easily jjossesscd himself of all the facts connected with Miss 11.'s wonderful escape and subsequent adventures between the institution and Creagerstown. A gentleman of this city, whose two daughters were educated in the institution, addressed the Mother Superior in reference to the affair, and, though that lady naturally shrinks from newspaper notoriety, and has, therefore, chosen to remain si lent in the face of such base and cruol calumny, she lias, nevertheless, not felt herself at liberty to refhse complying with the request of that gentle man. Mother superior Hall is connected with some of the most respectable families in Maryland, many of them residing in the adjoining county, and with the exception of a few who nave become Catholics, are all Protostants, of piety and stand ing. She is, besides, well known throughout the whole country, and her word is, therefore, a suf ficient guaranty that her statements may be fully re lied on, and she denies the truth of the statements made by those who speak for Miss Bonkley. Justicia. Virginia Democratic Convention. Much curiosity is felt in this community to obtain the earliest intelligence of the proceed-' ings of this body. The following despatch to ] the Baltimoro Sun furnishes the only informa tion thus far received. Judging from its ten or, the public expectation may yet be realized j and the convention itself break up in a row: " Richmond, Va., Dec. 1.?Tho Virginia State Democratic Cenvention met at Staunton to-day and was temporarily organized by the selection of Col. George Baylor, of Augusta, chairman; Wm. F. Ritchie and Robert W. Hughe*, secretaries. A committee of one from each district was appointed to nominate prominent officers, who reported Os- ] car M. Crutchficld, of Spotsylvania, for president, and thirteen vice presidents and the secretaries as above named. Considerable confusion ensued upon a motion to go into a nomination for Governor, and a long de bate took place upon the rules regulating the cast ing of the vote. Mr. Shackleford moved that the conuention do not make a nomination for Governor or Lieutenant Governor unless the candidates receive a vote suf- j ficient to represent a majority of the whole Demo- J cratic vote of the State. Mr. Garrett offered a substitute, that it shall re quire a majority of all the votes cast to nominate candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Adopted. This was considered a triumph for Mr. Wise, his ] party being the strongest in the convention. Exciting times are expected to-day, and an effort will probably be made further to amend the ride by adopting the two-thirds rule. The Democratic vote represented in the conven tion is 61,406. The whole vote of the party in the State is about 70,000. Convict Emigrants. We commend to the particular attention of | thoso Americans who have unwisely arrayed themselves in hostility to our party, the follow ing article from the Boston Courier. As that j paper very properly remarks, " comment is unnecessary:" " The last numl>er of the Edinburg Review con tains a long und pains-taking article, relating, in part, to the disposition which is to be made of the horde of convicts annually let loose, upon the ex piration of their terms of punishment, from the prisous and hulks of England. The writer con siders the topic of tho reformation of criminals as one not yet receiving the attention due, and regrets , that apathy and mistaken economy on the part of | government lead to the incalculable wrong done to society by the emancipation of thousands of rep robates, who return to their old haunts and vices with unabated activity and craft. The advantage of gotting rid of such a class is obvious. But where send them? Tho colonics of Great Britain atwolutcly refuse, for the most part, to be 'swamp ed'.by such an inundation, and no wonder. There upon the reviewer, full of liberating his own State and its dependencies from the curse, hits upon an idea resembling that of a citizen embarrassed with a dead cat, which he drops down a neighbor's well. He Bays tend them to Ntv York and say nothing about it; pay their passages, set them aihorc, and see the last of them 1" Ctrrent Operations or the Treasury.?On Friday, Doc. 1, the following Treasury warrants were entered upon the books of the Treasury De partment : For tho redemption of stock ? ? $116,702 95 For paying Treasury debts - - - ? 10,934 30 For covering into the Treasury from customs 16,706 76 For funding under4thc act of January 28, 1847 JOO 00 For tho War Department .... 76,054 00 For tho Interior Department ... 32,700 00 The Horrors or Was.?It is estimated that in the Chinese wars of Races, over one hundred millions of human beings perished by fire and gword ; in the Nopoleonlc wars, inclusive of the French revolution, sixty millions, and in our Ame rican wars, over thirty millions. This latter esti mate of course includes all the wars with the Abori gines, the French and Indian, revolutionary, 1812, and the Mexican war. roil THE OROAM. j A Curious Incident. A few months subsequent to the inauguration of President Picrce, Christopher McDonnel, the ! keeper of a groggery and a domino table, who ha<l \ made application for a position In any one of the I departments, received a yellow kiver, informing him that he had been appointed to a twelve hun dred dollar clerkship. Chris tea good naturcd and honest Hibernian. We know him well, and ad mire his native simplicity, and Emerald greenness, i He forthwith closed his ranche, reported at head | quarters, and demanded instructions. The chief I clerk assigned him a desk alongside certain silk- 1 stocking gentry. Paddy was aniaxed and over- , whelmed. But a short time had elapsed, since he j had abandoned the Killarney bogg, and now to be closeted in a carpeted room, lean over a mahogany desk, and transcribe with a goose quill, O ! it was beyond his highest aspirations, and, by the faith, swore Chris, it was bryant his raieh?" A misson ger's place would do far hether for the liko's o'him, and it would." And, with regular Irish ingenuity, he proceeded to negotiate a swap; and in the course of a few hours effected his object, and has sincc remained in the happy enjoyment of the place of his own choice. We record the above as a curious incident tiow a-days, when there are so few, especially foreigners who are willing to acknowledge their unfitness for any position. But this is not all. A native-born American citizen was removed to make room for the genuine Irishman, and he himself repudiated the offer, because he was Incompetent to discharge the duties of even a copying clerk. Jabkz. Discontinued.?The Pennsylvania Democrat has been discontinued, and the American Standard is to take ft* place, and devote it* columns to the advocacy of Americanism. Yo?h Men, read this t A day or two since, we learned from ? gentle man of New York city, a few facta relative to Mr. Bi llakl), who in now exhibiting here hi* Panorama of Niw You Oirr, which, at the time they were related, very much interested us, and we hare no doubt they will interest all who hare struggled and are struggling with poverty. Mr. Dullard is a native of the town of Howard, Bteuben county, N. Y. llis father was a farmer, and young liullard re mained at home and worked on the larm until he was 14 years of age, at which time his father de clared he was " too lazy" to make a farmer. When he ought (as the father thought) to be at work on the farm, he was cutting out of shingles the por traits of every boy and girl in the neighborhood. The father not being able to control trie bent of the boy's min<j, put him with Augustus A. 01m stead, Esq., of his native town, to learn the trade of sign painting. Ho remained with Mr. Olmstead seven years, till he became twenty-one years of age. After completing his trade with Mr. 01m stead, he painted some twenty portraits of differ ent individuals living in Howard. For painting these portraits ho received some $25. With this amount of money he started for New York city. He had expected to And the National Academy of Design open on exhibition, and to see the paint ings, and become acquainted with the artists, and to And, if possible, some one to instruct him in his favorite art. He arrived there, and fbund tho ex hibition clotted, which very much disappointed him. He roved around the great city a day or two, and was unable to find any artist to instruct or encour age him, and his purse becoming very low, he went to Hartford, Connecticut, in the vicinity of which placo he had friends. He remained in Hartford one year, receiving instructions in his art from an artist by the name of Hewens. After leaving Mr. Hewens, he went into the country from Hartford, and painted portraits, and realized money enough to pay the debts he had contracted in Hartford, for board, &c. During the year he was in Hartford, such was his extreme poverty that he attended church but six times, because ho bad not clothes to wear that were suitable. After meeting with various reverses of fortune, he returned to How. ard, in 1841, and was married to Miss Angeline A. Olmstead, a daughter of the gentleman of whom he had learned the trade of sign-painter. From 1841 to 1848, he was in various parts of the Union, en gaged in painting portraits. From 1848 to 1840, he was a resident of New York city, and at work at his art, receiving instructions, and continually improving, until now he is, " at least," a prominent artist. In 1846 he conceived the idea of painting his Sreat work, the Panorama of New York City, and tund a noble-hearted Englishman, Qeorge Doel, who furnished the means to go on with tnc paint ing. Mr. Buliard and from tnrec to seven men were engaged in this great work four years; Mr. Doel promptly paid the bills as they became due? in all $15,000. The painting was completed on the first day of November, 1860. What a lesson hero is for every young man. Is there? young man in our city who has felt the tears of poverty rolling down his cheeks, who, when he has become fatigued with the labors of the day, has sat down in nis room by the side of his desk, and rested his head upon his liand, and there, under the lid of his desk, were his board bills, and others too numerous to mention, unpaid, and lie has at those times felt almost discouraged, and said to himself it is no use to try ? If, we say, there is such an one, he will be encouraged by reading this, and glory in the success of Mr. Bul iard. Is there not a good deal of difference in Mr. Bullard's feelings now, when he is receiving his one and two hundred dollars a day from persons who go to look at liis panorama, and when he was at Hartford, and could not attend church because he had not clothes that were decent ? So it is in this world, "God helps those who help them selves." We say to Mr. Buliard, as the converted heathen said to one of our missionaries, go on, go on, go on. ( Since writing the above, it occurs to us that we sometime Bince read the life of Mr. Buliard in the American Biographical Sketch Book of Self-made Men.?Rochetttr Daily Herald. Trouble iic Another Catholic Chcbck.?The congregation of the Catholic Church at Elizabeth town, N. J., arc in trouble about their priest and sexton. They have issued an address calling upon the members not to oontribute another cent to the church until the sexton is expelled. Contribu tions, they say, to finish the church, establish a school, and purchase a burial ground, have been liberally made by them, but no improvements were made?no children's school was opened, and the graveyard obtained was covered with water .by every rain, and then no grave could be procured, even by contributors, until they paid for it The sexton reftised to make any explanation, left his business and became more active in politics, Ac., against the wish of the congregation, and on deavored, jp one or two instances, to prevent mass being read by another priest, so that the church had to be opened by force. They also charge the priest with suppressing the directions of the bishop to have a committee appointed to take charge of the affairs of the church. Chronometers.?Chronometers are now made so accurate as not to vary from the true time more than two seconds in a year, showing the great ac curacy and nicety required in mechanical move ments. Tho reward of ?20,000 offered by the Lon don Board of Longitude, for tho most accurate chro nometer, was given to Harrison, of London, tho cel ebrated watchmaker. The Snake-bit Irishman. A party of gentlemen having gone on a deer hunt, was greatly annoyed by an Irish Jeremy Did ler, who quartered himself upon their camp and bored thein by his idle boasts and abuse of every thing American, and a particular horror of all kinds of snakes, and one of the party determined to take advantago of his prejudice, with a view of getting rid of his company. Accordingly, one night when he was " sound' a snoring," perhaps dreaming of snakes, tho mischievotts gentleman got his huuting-knife, and going to where the offal of a large deer had been thrown, cut off about seven feet of the intestines, and securing the ends with twine to retain the contents, tied one end of them fast and tight to a corner of Paddy's linen, that liad wandered through a rent In his oh-no-we never-mention-'ems, coiling it up smoothly by his side, snake-like and true. All things thus arranged, the conspirators lay down again, and at the conclusion of one of the stage-horn snores, one of the gentlemen roared out at the top of his voice : " Hu-wee I hu-wee! a big black snake, eleven feet long, has crawled up my trowsers, and is tying himself in s double-bow knot around mv body!" At the first snout he gavo the Irishman a furious dig in the side with his elbow, and kept up a run ning accompaniment on his shins witn his heels! Of course the noise and hurting awoke him ciuick and wide; in the first movement he laid his hand on the nice cold coil at his side, and he hissed out " Jasus!" Making one bound, that carried him some ten feet dear of the camp, and with a force that strait ened out the coll, and it cracked like a whip. Casting one wild, biasing look behind, he tore off with the rapidity of lightning around the camp in a circle of forty feet across, and at every bound, yelling: "Saze him! saze him by the tail! Och, Howly Vargin, stop him! Och, St Patrick, tare him till jiblets? A-wha, a-wha, he's got me fast hauld, och, an he has? By the Howly Saint he's mendin his hould, on to me ! Och, Jasus, gentle men, take hould on him ; catch him! Shoot him in the tail-end, rooind!" . During this scene, one stood hugging a sappling with both arms and legs, his head thrown hack, screaming with laughter; another lay on the ground, rolling in fits of laughter; another, " Fat Jim," stood with his legs about a yard apart, his hands holding his lips, shouting at intervals of five seconds, "snake! snske!" and the echo seemed to mock him with the return of " snake! snake I" as Paddy nfcde the circlo of the camp. After circling about thirty times, the poor fellow flew off at a tangent Into the dark woods, and the mingled sounds of "snake! murder! howly virgin! fire! help!" Ac., died away in the distance, and the hunters were alone. " Umph," said one, " I thought that snake would stop his snoring in this camp at any rate." The next evening Paddy was seen going at a mighty rate through Knoxville, with a bundle on his arm, and a shillaly in the other hand, poking out his head in a half defensive, half exploring at titude. He was hailed with " Which wav Paddy f" " Stratc to ould Ireland, by Jasus! where there are no snakes!" growled out Paddy without stop ping an instant. Allies before Sevastopol Description of the Siege. (Continued from yttterdmy.) Correspondence of the London Morning Herald November 1.?The turns dull cnauons.de has been going on sll through to-day without any marked results on either aide. The French in working at their mine this morning, discovered s stroug Russian mine, within ft few feet of the para pet of their breaching battery. It was neftrly 12 feet below the surface of the earth, in the form of the let ter T, and contained about 18 cwt. of powder. Of course the Instant the discovery was made the French made a countermine and removed the powder. This mine has made our allies more cautious in their approaches, for it is evident the enemy is on the alert, and sees the formidable use to which the breaching battery Is about to be put. As yet we have not the least reason to suppose that they sus pect the existence of the French mine; oi course, these matters are kept as secret as possible, but from all I hear, there seems little doubt but that the assault will take place at day-break on Sunday, the 6th, or at the same time on the following day, at latest. The next mail will certainly convey de cisive newB. ? A shot from our Crown Battery this evening exploded a wagon load of powder, which was en tering the enemy's redoubt, near the redan wall It must have done much mischief, as a crowd of soldiers were standing close by it, and who seemed to have been blown into tlio air. The Russians have, by some means or other, discovered the time at which the reliefs for our covering parties and picquets enter the trenches, and their fire at such periods is redoubled. November 2. All the allies were turned out under arms at a little after three this morning, when the terrific cannonade from every trench and battery led us to expect an immediate sortie. 1 never, since the 17th, when tho combined attack was made by sea and land, heard such a tremendous roar of artillery as the Russians kept up for about twenty minutes. After that their fire gradually slackened, and by four A. M. they were all quiet again. The only way of accounting for this terrific disturbance is tno supposition tliat the enemy heard the march ing of the reliefs to our picquets and covering par ties, and apprehending an assault on their works opened fire, when of course the drums and trum pet*, which were freely used to turn out the allies, must for a time have confirmed them iu their sus picions. The enemy this time fired grape and shrapnel, which unfortunately did some execution among our picquets, killing ten or twelve, and wounding between twonty and thirty. Of course, as the cannonnade became serious, the whole camp turned out; the men got under arras, and remained on the bleak hills shivering with the cold and blink ing with the flash of guns until the Russians chose to cease firing, and allowed us to return to the in different shelter of our canvas ledgings. These night attacks, alarms, or surprises, are now matters of course. They have long ceased to be sur prises. Wo should be more.surprised if they did not occur. In fact, they havo ceased to be any thing except a fertilo source of blasphemies against enemies in general, and Russians in particular. They are, beyond all doubt, the most disagreeable and "harassing incidents of a siege. For instance, after a laborious and exciting day?a day of such fatigue as renders rest even in a tent acceptable? you retire in all the great coats you possess to He upon the ground. An hour or so gets you over the feeling of extreme numbness, which at first leads you to suppose you have laid down in a brook by mistake, aua then you gradually drop off, not to sleep, but into a hazy state of existence, conacious of cold and conscious of wanting slumber; in ftict, in that peculiar condition of vitality which, in Eng- . land, justifies the immediate intervention of the Royal Humane Society. In this ambiguous state, four or five hours pass away; I mean, in literal time, for, if you estimated the period by your own feelings, you would expect to awake gray and de crepid. It is past two o'clock, " tho witching time of night" in the Crimea, when suddenly you feel a slight concussion in the earth, followed a few sec onds after by the deep boom of n gun, and then there comes the roar of shell, screaming through the air, nearer, nearer, nearer, until it falls with a heavy dump outside the line of tents. Here it for tunately remains, and, after roaring for a moment like a locomotive blowing off, explodes with a loud bang, and the pieces go humming through the air, then, with a prophetic sigh, you guess what is to follow. Eight or ten more shells drop about the same place, too far off to hit you, but much too near to leave you perfectly unconcerned, and then five or six guns begin to go off at once and make a roar. Still the camp is quiet, and the guardsman says, " All's well," as if he was at Kensington. The can nonade continues, and after one or two temporary lulls breaks out into a regular storm. Shell pour over the hill, and fell with a " dab" into the wet soil, and you begin to see dimly the flashes of their explosions through the canvas of your dwelling; which at that moment you would so willingly ex change for lodgings, even in Islington. Still the allies make no sign of turning out, though the can nonade gets hotter every moment. In another minute and you cau plainly hear the sharp quick report of a musket, followed quickly by another and another. Then the cannonade ceases, and the crack of Minics spreads along our line of outposts. Still the allies are unaccountably quiet, and you begin to wonder whether Lord Raglan intends them to be massacreed in their tents, and are just getting peevish and public-spirited about it, when tho roll of drums in the distance tells you that the French are beating to arms. At the same time the signal, "Guard, turn out," is passed along our lines, all tho bugles begin to blow the "assem bly" there Is a moment of confusion in which oaths prevail most distinctly, and then comes a rattle and hoarse murmur, and you know that 10,000 men are under arms and falling into their ranks. But all this while your " Special Correspondent has not moved, but, feeling for his rovolver in his tent, 1s emphatically "blessing" both Turks and Russians, and hoping against hope that there will bo no occasion for him to turn out During all this time the fire of musketry has been increasing and coming nearer. Our picquets arc evidently retiring, and you be gin to think it is really a sortie after all. In the darkness vou hear the word " Forward" roared out to the different brigades, and a peculiar jingle and clatter show that the artillery arc saddling and pre paring for action. With a sigh, you feel that you must go after all, and issue forth into the raw damp air and thick wet grass, which wets you as effectu allv as if you forded a river. The crackling of musketry and little flashes on the hills over Sebas topol soon tell which way to take; without such guides you would assuredly lose your way. You pass the batteries of artillery at which an officer is cursing vaguely about loss of time, and cutting across the camp, ascend the hills just as you hear the guns begin to rumble after. Our brigades are marching forward fast up the hill, in line, with sup ports In open column. No one is very urbane, though all yawn and shiver amazingly. These you feel are the appropriate compliments of the season, about tho many returns of which, if things go on in that style, you haTC serious doubts. Arrived upon the hill, the state ol affairs is seen at a glance. Tho Russians have fired to 4i try" us, and theii skirmishers advanced to see if we were on the alert. If we were not, they would have spiked our guns; finding we are, they retire content with having turned us out, and harassed us for nothing. As they fall back, their batteries again take up the flre at the brow of the hill, and every one "ducks" In voluntarily as the balls go whistling over his head through the darkness. As the cannonade increases the regiments draw under the hill, and in the course of a half an hour or so the Russians cease firing. Then the troops (by this time thoroughly numlied with cold, and wet with dew) return within cantonments, having been under arms about an hour. Within a minute after they have piled arms, the men arc stowed sway in tents, and the camp as quiet as if no ene my were in existence. What I have now said may give your readers a general idea of the man ner in which nearly every night is passed here. Of tho discomforts attendant upon such sleep walking heroism they can form no notion. During to-day the Russians made a rather sharp artillery attack upon the right of our position on tho hills at Ralaklava. Their force has been in creascd by about 10,000 men, so that there aro now close upon 60,000 bivouacking within two miles of our rcdoultts. They drew out vesterday in force, and it seemed at one time as if thev were about to try tho results of ft general attack; five or six field pieces, which they We planted on the hills partly commanding the harbor outside Bate* Uval Ih1 iran to fire down on our vessels, but the range was too long, and all the ^ shot *11 *h"*. They then advanced three or four batteries of field artlDery, and commenced cannonading the ad vanced battery held by our marines, which mounts 80 guns?two of them 8-inch and ten 82-pounders. Of course tho heavy fire and long range of their guns soon silenced the enemy's artillery, which ?U withdrawn alter about all hour's contest. Every hour we are in expectation of a grand at tack on this village. The lose of it would make a serious diversion in fcvor of the garrison Sebasto pol, as we should not only lose all our stores and provision*, but the whole of the rear of the allies would be placed in a most critical position. Our commanders seem fully aware of this fact, and not a day passes without some new trench or redoubt being thrown up on the hills in our possession, and mounted with artillery. All the approaches by which the enemy could advance to storm, bristle with guns and earth- works. At the most vulner able point?a broad valley, the heights on one side 'of which are in possession of the Russians, the whole of the Highland Brigade is stationed, and within their lines are the English and French ca valry. 1,500 men of the Hi French regiment of the line lauded here two days ago, and have, with 6,000 of the French Light Division, been added to the defensive garrison of Balaklava; 800 or 44)0 English convalescents from Scutari and Varna have also arrived, and are stationed with the guard com panies of their respective regiments. November 8.?The cannonade from our lines has recommenced with redoubled vigor, at the time I write is still thundering away into the enemy's works. Most of the guns in tho circular earth work have been dismounted, and the battery itself is so cut up as to be quite untenable except in one or two places. From these a gun is fired occa sionally, but little attention is paid to it, the bat tery being considered by our engineers as quite lion de combat. A 18-inch mortar which the Rus sians have mouutud somewhere within the walls of the town, inflicts a good deal of annoyance aiid injury upon our Crown Battery; every minute a shell drops right into the centre of the place. Our artillerymen aud sailors have exhausted all their skill in efforts to dismount it, but in vain ; no gun of the enemy's has ever inflicted so much trouble on our men. The greater part of those killed in the Crown Battery have been destroyed by. the bursting of these shells. The news from the French this morning is most encouraging. All of the remaining guns of the breaching battery were placed last night, and it is said at day-break to-morrow morning it opens fire. On the 0th there is no doubt tho mine will be sprung, and the assault undertaken the moment after. By the next mail your readers will hear of the capture of the place, and they must also, 1 fear, be prepared to heur of a large amount of loss on the part of the allies. The 4th division, under General Cathcart, it is said will form the storming party; and we hear also, that during the assault, the fleet will again attack from the sea. All our engineers say that, with the fall of tho south side, the north, in a few days, will be utterty untenable.' I sincerely hope that these predictions may prove true, as we certainly cannot remain any longer under canvas. Last night the thermometer stood at two degrees below freeziug point, and the crust of frozen acw is an inch thick on the outside of the tents. Murder of a Wirt.?A Warning to Muchief Makers.?On Monday last a most brutal murder was committed in the town of Rose, Oakland coun ty, by a man named Foster. It appears that Fos ter had returned from California, after a sojourn of about two years. While he was absent his wife re mained at his residence in Rose, surrounded by neighbors who respected her for goodness of heart and correct deportment. Foster, however, never had been a favorite, and no sooner did he return than his enemies, under the guise of friendship, be gan throwing out inuendocs concerning the conduct of his wife while absent. They finally succeeded, 'fiends as they are, in poisoning his cup of domestic peace by making him jealous of his wife. The most trifling circumstances, under their devilish insinua tions', grew to be crimes of the first magnitude, and the result has been the Innoeent wife has been coldly murdered and the husband shut up in jail, whence he is sure to go to the penitentiary for a long period, if not for life. The man whom these meddling fools have impli cated with the alleged crime of tho wife stands above reproach, and we forbear to give his name to the world. On last Monday morning, Foster, ex cited by stories with which his neighbors have been constantly torturing him, boldly accused bis wife of guilt. His threats and menaces bccame so fearful that she left the house to go to a near neigh bor's to escape from his wrath. Foster seized a large bowie-knife, pursued and overtook her. He rudely seized her, and, upon her refusing to return, he stabbed her, cutting her breast and abdomen in a shocking manner, killing her instantly. This done, he surrendered himself to the Deputy Sheriff", and was token to Pontiac, where he is now confin ed to await his trial.?Detroit Daily Advertittr, Nov. 22. BY THIS MORNING'S MAILS. Portland, Dec. 1.?The train from Island Pond for this city, on the Grand Trunk Railway, when near Thompson's mills, in the town of Ptarlis, met with a serious accident. The snow plough slipped off the track and stoppod the train, when at tho same moment, down came a freight train which ran into it, smashing the cars Isidly and injuring eight or ten persons severely. Two of the passen ger cars took fire, and were consumed. Mr. Cor scr, the superintendent of the road, has gone to the sccne of the disaster with several surgeons, in a special train. Boston, Dec. 1.?The Rev. Theodore Parker, in his thanksgiving discourse yestcrdnv, said he had rccoived many honors during his life-time, but his arraignment on Wednesday was the highest honor he had yet received from his fellow men. It is stated that the Stark Bank, at Bennington, which suspended last Monday, may ultimately re deem its bills, the directors being held in bonds to the State to insure that result. The notes of the bank now sell at fifty cents on the dollar. Theru are reports current that the bank lost largely in Ohio. Philadelphia, Dec. 1.?The friends of Dr. Beale are obtaining huudreds of signatures to the peti tions in circulation for the exercise of executive clemency in his case. Much public feeling exists in relation to the matter, principally on the dde of mercy in consideration for the family of the unhap py man. Boston, Dec. 1.?The annual thanksgiving fes tival yesterday was universally observed, and, ap parently, much eiyoyed in this city. The churches were moderately well attended, and tho theatres and other places of amusements crowded in the evening. IIarrisimro, Nov. 30.?Gov. Bigler, who has been very ill during the past few days, is much better. He has l>cen laboring for some time past under a serious attack of the liver complaint, which is gradually wearing away his constitotion. Niw York, Dec. 1.?The weakness is spreading East among the mushroom banks. The Union Wheat Growers' Bank of New Jersey reported foiled to-day. BcrrALO, Dec. 1.?The steamer Ontario has been lost on the Lakes. The snow is a foot deep in Niagara county. Richmond, Dec. 1.?Dr. Thompson, charged with the murder of Miss Pharr, at Covington, has boen acquitted. The jury was wit about one hour. * BcrrALO, Dec. 1.?Wm. Darry was hong in this city this morning for the murder of his wife. MARRIED, On Thursday evening, by the Rev. John C. Smith, Mr. Groror If. Walkrr to Miss Mart 0. Andrrsok, all of this city. DIED, In this citv, on the 1st instant, Hbllrn, infant daughter of Hamilton O. and Josephine Fant. The faneral will take place to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at three o'clock, P. M., instead of four, as advertised in the morning papers, from the residenen of Mrs. Smith, No. 88# Fourth street. The friends of the parents are invited to attend, without any far ther notice. HT Northern Liberties Building Associ ation.?A meeting of the stockholders of the Northern Liberties Building Association will be held in Teni poranoe Hall on Tuesday evening next, 6tb instant, i the regular monthly meeting,) for the purpose of ronsiding some amendments to the constitution. Punctual attendance is requested. dee #?8t JOS. RADCLIFF, Secretary. JUST RECEIVED, PER EXPRESS f MEW and elegant winter styles of tint's Furnishing Goods, embracing all the articles usually kept in a well-ordered Gents' famishing es tablishment, to whioh the inspection of the public is respectfally invited. LANE'S Gents' Furnishing Store, - No. 434, Penn. avenue, north side, oov J7?cod6t if . [Intelligencer.]