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The steamer Baltic arrived at New York on the 3d inst., bringing Liverpool dates up to the 20th of October. " Progress of the W ar.?Despatches from Prince Gortschakoff to Princa Paskewitch confirm the news of a simultaneous con centric advance of the allies from Eupa toria, Baidar, Kirtch and Kinburn, with the intent of surrouading and cutting off the Russian forces. Lord Panmure bn| received intelligence that Sir Collia Campbell has been sent to'Eupatoria with a considerable force of infantry and artillery. The Russian government has received the following telegraphic report from Prince Gortschakoff^ " Crimea, Oct., 15th,?The enemy abandoned this morning the valley of the upper Belbek, and retreated to the heights between that valley and that of Badair. He was induccd to retreat by our move ments on Hauri and Albat." The army at Eupatoria is said to liaY< occupied three important mountain pass es. In the cavalry action, near Eupato ria, General d'Allonville had only twelv< squadrons under his orders,while the Rus sians had nineteen. By accounts of the 13th from the Cri mea,. the advanced posts of the allies were on the 12th, within five leagues of Bak tchiserai. The Russians were retiring slowly. Everything leads to the belie that General Liprandi intends to defenc the lice of the Belbek, and to rest upoi the corps commanded by General Gort schakoff. The battle which would definitely de cide the position of this ground was ex pected shortly to take place. Other accounts state that the Russian have surrounded the north side of Sebas topol with a chain of new fortifications and placed it in a state to support tin sick. All the plateaus on the north side it is said, is covered with redoubts am earthworks, and on the line of the Belbel new works, constructed in the form o the Mamelon, have been raised. The allies are extensively engaged ii road making and hut building, not onb along the plateau of the Chersonese, bu all along the Tchernaya line up to Alsu The line of the railway has been adoptee for the main road from Balaklava to th< camps in ttye neighborhood of Sebastopol The Daily News says :?" We believi that there is no doubt of the fact tha General Simpson has resigned his com mand in the Crimea, and has recommend' ed General Eyre as his successor. Th< government, however, has declined t< accept General Simpson's resignation. A letter from Sebastopol of the 2d ult. received in Paris, states that the Englisl have found-in ihe Karabeloaia, 2,225 pieces of cannon, 300,000 bombs ant round shot, 30,000 tons of coal, 3,000, 000 rations, engines, anchors and metals valued at ?70,000, besides arms ant clothing. The cavalry affair at Eupatoria, briefly alluded to by telegraph in the last des patches, is thus described by Marshal Pelissier, in a despatch published in th< Moniteur : " A beautiful cavalry engagemen look place on the 29th of September a Konghill (five leagues North-east of Eu puloria.) in which the Russian cavalrj under Gen. Korf, was completely defeat ed. The action inaugurates very con spicuously the series of operations o which Eupatoria will now be the pivot As the result of the action we have nov I / i I. . i ? i luuen six guns, ^uree cannon ana mree mortars,) 12 caissons, and one field forge, wiih their liorses nnd harness ; 1G9 pris oners, of whom one is an officer ; and 250 liorses. The enemy left on the field about 50 killed, among them Col. Andrewski, who li'is the reputation of being a caval ry officer of great merit. We have six killed and twenty nine wounded." The Russian account stales that the Russian force concerned in this action was a corps of observation consisting of a regiment of lancers, and a battery of horse artillery under General Korf, and at another point a regiment of lancers, commanded by General Tervelensky. They had instructions to fall back if at* tacked by a superior force. General Korf having lost sight of the enemy who were pursuing Tervelensky's lancers, halted nnd caused his men to dismount. Not having placed videtis in proper order, Korf was surprised by between 2,000 and 3,000 of the French cavalry approaching suddenly on his rear and light llank, and he bad neither time to gel his force in ob der, nor lo prepare for a combat. The lancers were, therefore, commpellcd to scatter and fell back lighting. Loss 150 lancers, a subaltern officer, C guns and some of the gunners. M The Bank of England announced on the 18thult.,an increase in the rate of dis count to six p?r cent, for sixty days' bill, and 7 per cent, for paper running to 95 days. The present alarm has been crea ted in commerical circles, as these are higher lates than those which preceded the panic of 1847, though then, it is said, the rise as put off too long, and thus caused greater mischief. An immediate suspension of the restrictive clause of Peel's bank bill was asked for, but the Chancellor of the Exchequer had said there was nothing to warrant such a proposal. The Bank of France has also raised its rate of discount to six per cent?they say merely to preserve the equilibrium be tween the two countries. It Is stated also that the French Bank had restricted its advances on lents, shares, &c., thirty per cent, of their market value. Where the Specie Goes.?The Presse, n Paris paper, has the following explana tion why the banks of England and France are impoverished in specie ; " Every one is aware of the principal reasons which caused such large quanti ties of specie to bo drawn from the Banks of France aud England?the money re quired in the Eastern war, and by the negotiation of the Turkish loan in London, the insufficiency of the crop which forced France to buy her grains abroad, and also the high price of silver in comparison with gold. Every packet ship sailing to China or to the Indies takes on board more than ten millions of francs in silver, and there are also large quantities sent to the United States." The latter fnct,; in regard1 to the United States, is not borne out by pur imports, which show no entries' of French silver, or, in fact, of any foreign silver except Mexican, at ail worthy of mention. "?jj ? ^ Mj ^Tt ? Thb Nsws from NicABAotfi.-?The city of Granada had surrendered to Col. < Walker and his Calfornla volunteers, ai?- . ed by 300 native troops. Amoqgp those who figured in this expedition are Lieut. Col. Chas. J. Gilman, (formerly, of Balti more,) Parker H. "French, Col. Hornsby, Col. B. D.Fry, Maj. E. Sanders, Capts. Erewster, S. AuBter, Q. Tumbull, Geo. R. Davidson and Jesse Hamilton, and Lieuts. Sashbrook, Ruddier, Jones, and Archbald and others. After the capture of the city, the resi- , dents held a public meeting and tendered Col. Walker the Presidency, which he de clined in favor of General Corrall.' Mr. Wheeler, the American Minister, having been entreated by a large number of influential citizens to proceed to Rivas, to confer with Gen. Corrall as to terms of peace, and his acceptance of the presi dency, finally complied, after much doubt as to the propriety of his inter ference. Arriving at Rivas and learning that General Corrall was absent. Col. Wheeler attempted to return, but was prevented by the Governor, and detain ed two days, his quarters being guarded by a detachment of troops ; nor was he released until the town was threatened with an attack. This breach of faith on the part of Gen. Carroll's forces led to a spicy correspondence between our Minis ter and the General. On the 22d, how ever, a treaty of peace was formed, and thus Walker's victory was complete. During the progress of these events, others of importance were transpiring. Two of the steamers with California pas sengers were lired upon by the natives, as stated yesterday, and several lives lost. On the 19th Col. Fry and Parker II. French, with sixty men, embarked on board the Virgin, which also carried the passengers and specie from California, with the intention of capturing San Car los. The occupants of the fort, however, fired upon the steamer with cannon, and the expedition was abandoned, Col. Fry being unwilling lo risk the lives of his passengers. Col. Kinney was pursuing the even tenure of his way, perfecting plans in se curing a large emigration from the United States, with every prospect of carrying them out successfully. He had despatch ed Col. Chas. Whitehead, formerly of Georgia, to the United States to secure emigrants for Central America. R. S. Cottrel, the successor of Consul Fabens has entered upon his duties at Greytown. The Last IIumboo of the Age.?We are forced thus to characterize the pro ceedings of the Lynchburg Know-Noth ing Convention, which we publish in full to day. It is evident that one or the other fact is true?either that, in the late contest, the Know-Nothings, in excluding all Catholics and foreigners from office, were false and hypocritical?or that now they have abandoned all their professed principles. There is only one hypothesis upon which they may be consistent with themselves. In their last programme they say they will exclude from official privileges only those who acknowledge a parmount allegiance to a foreign poten tate. It is well known, that in the last contest, the friends of religious liberty, contended that all adopted citizens, who sought to exercise the light of suffrage, had disavowed allegience to "foreign po tentates," &c. This doctrine was scout ed by the Know-Nothings, who strenu ously argued that, every Catholic was bound to acknowledge such foreign su premacy. As it is, it is for the Know Nothings to decide upon such a question. The present action goes to show that quibbling is still the order of tlio day, and that " the outside pressure," in the language of Mr. Woodfin, places the Or der in a still more ridiculous light than ever before. The whole proceeding of the Lynchburg gathering, represent ing so small a portion of the State, places the Know-Nothing party of Virginia in a much more ludicrous position than ever. | Itichrnond Enquirer. The Editorial Convention.?One of the most novel, as well as the most agree able incidents of the week, has been the editorial supper, or" convention." Some body or other suggested a convention of editors to deliberate upon questions of newspaper business supposed to require conventional action; and the suggestion was seconded, as a matter of course, by very many of the interior press. So it was a trip to the Fair by some twenty or thirty of the editors of the interior. The Richmond editors, though unable to com prehend what possible business there was, not susceptible of individual management, were yet determined that the convention should not fail for want of something to do ; and so set themselves to work to furnish a subject for prolitablo discussion. They accordingly convoked their quill dliving guests around a social board Wednesday night at the Exchange Hotel, overspread by an elegant entertainment prepared by Mr. Ballard, when it was found, for the lirst time probably in his tory, that concerted actiou, unanimous sentiment, cordiality and even extrava gance of mutual regard, were not impos sible things among the beligerents of the pen.?Richmond Examiner. Foreigners and Catholics at the South.?The following statistics, com piled from the census returns of 1850 for partisan purposes, possess interest in oth er respects. They show the proportion of foreigners and Catholics to the total population of the fourteen southern States. Compared with the native population the number of foreigners is but two to thirty nine, and the number of Catholics not quite one to thirty-five. States. -? .Gutiigjica. Foreign. Native. 1. Alabama,5,'200 426,514 2. Arkansas, : 1,468 1,60C 162.189 3. Florida, 2,740 1.850 47,203 4. Georgia, 6,452 4,250 521,572 5. Kentucky, 31,401 24,240 761,413 6. Louisiana, 67,308 37,780 205,491 7. Maryland, 51,011 37,100 417,943 8. Mississippi, 4,782 9,250 295,718 9. Missouri. 76,570 33,950 592,001 10. N. Carolina, 2,565 1,400 553,028 11. S. Carolina, 8,508 6.030 274,563 12. Tenesseo, ' 5,616 1,400 756,836 13. Texas, 57,620 6,760 154.034 14. Virginia, 22,953 7,930 884.800 Total, 364,492 172.740 5,993,308 jCSTlsaac Carder is appointed Post master at Fetterman, Taylor county, in place of David C. Norris, resigned. T? . _ " K*|ual llightoand Equnl Lan!" :l,\ItKHUL llU, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14,1855. Religious Notices.?The first quarterly meet ing for the present conference year, will be held inthe Southern M. E. Church, commencing on Saturday next. Services wiill be held in that Church on Thursday, thanks-giving day. The funeral sermon ofB. C. Bartlett will be preached by Rev. A. J. Garrett,at West Milford, on the 1st Sabbath in December next, at 11 o'clock, A. M. HEiUOVAIi. The office of the Register has been re moved to Despard's Row, on Kincheloe street, four doors from the corner. Thanksgiving. To-morrow, Thursday, is the day ap pointed by the Governor to *' unite in homage and thanksgiving to God for his blessings." This, if we mistake not, is the first Thanksgiving Day ever appoin ted in Virginia; and has been suggested by the present Executive as a thankful acknowledgement of the divine mercy of Providence in staying the ravages of the pestilence which has pervaded a portion of our State. But while the cities of Nor folk, Portsmouth and Gosport, have great cause to be thankful for the cessation of a direful disease among them, have we not greater cause for making our ac knowledgements (or the blessing of hav ing been exempted from that or any similar scourge ? We believe that many if not most of our citizens believe this to be the case, and are pleased to learn that religious services have been appointed in most of the churches in tlusplaco for that occasion. Rev. Mr. Castleman, of the Episcopal Church ; Rev. Mr. Hare, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Rev. Mr. Eaton of the Presbyterian Church, we learn, have each made such announcement. We hope they will be generally attended, and that in the lan guage of the Governor's proclamation, the day will " be set apart, to be reli giously observed, in freedom from busi? siness or care, and with a proper feeling of humilitation and reverence." " Thanksgiving Day" is one of tirae honoreil reverence in many of our sisler States, the example of some of which, in many respects, we would be very far from recommending our citizens to fol low ; but the observance of a particular day in the year, in public acknowledment to God for his goodness, it seems to us as not inappropriate. It is true that we should continually make these acknow ledgements, and it is also true, that in the multiplicity of business and other cares, we are too apt to forget the source from whence all blessings flow. The at tendance upon divine service in the morn ing, then a general reunion of families at a Thanksgiving Dinner, and the after noon spent in social intercourse, is the most usual manner of observing the day in those places where the most account is taken of it. Whether this is the most ap propriate way of observing it, or not, of course must be left to the conscience of individuals. The attendance upon pub lic religious services and a cessation from business, is considered as a matter of course, upon that day ; the reunion of families which have been separated by the many incidents of life, is attended with the most pleasing recollections, and the partaking of the bounties which a mindful Providence has vouchsafed to us, and which the day is appointed to cele brate, would seem to be in keeping with its intent. But the particular manner of keeping the day is second in importance to its being observed, so that it is done " with a proper feeling of humiliation and reverence." We hope and believe that the day will be generally observed by our citizens. P. S.?We have learned since the above was in type that our merchants have by general consent agreed to close tbeir stores on Thanksgiving day. Some Pumpkins.?A friend in Wood county writes us that he recently walked across a ten acre field on the pumpkins? stepping from one to another. He says : " Pumpkins the size of a barrel are no curiosity out here. If all the pumpkins I have seen this season, were piled up, the top would extend into the regions of per petual snow, and would completely shade the peak of Teneriffe." ?W We see it stated by an exchange that a postoffice has been established in Harrison county, called Kincheloe. We presume it is at the mouth of Kincheloe creek, as steps have been taken to the es tablishment of an office there. We are pleased to learn that the efforts made have been succesful, as an office was much needed in that vicinity. St3T The Virginia Chronicle published in Lexington, Ya., the only Whig paper on our exchange list that opposed Know Nothingism, has been enlarged, and ex hibits other signs of prosperity. Sam, who threatened to destroy every thing before him is becoming miserably poor, while his opponents are getting fat. ElecttonshaVe been held recently/tjn the States of Louisiana,^it^fesipm,Mary land, New Jersey, NewJ;Yiik, Wisconsin and Massaobugejto,. ' " - ^ '? -,.v , From Louisiana add Mississippi we have no returns. In Maryland, the Know-Nothings have probably carried the State ticket, a majo rity of the members of Congress, and a large majority of ,the Legislature. The election in New Jersey, for mem bers of Legislature, has resulted as fol lows :?Senate, democrats 12, whigs 5, know-nothings 3. House, 37 democrats, 16 whigs, 6 know-nothings, and 1 tem perance man. From New York the returns are not in yet, but the probabilities are that the American ticket, is successful. The city vote lias not yet been completed, but enough is known to render the success of the Americans certain. From Wisconsin, partial returns from 43 counties give majorities for Barstow, dem., for governor amounting to 8,403, and majorities for Bradford, American, amounting to 7,420. In Massachusetts the Know-Nothings and abolitionists have carried everything, of course. When it is recollected that all these States were carried by the Know-Noth ings last year by large majorities, except New York which elected a Whig Gov ernor, it will be found that the Democrat ic party has done very well. Louisiana, New York Maryland and Massachusetts, have almost uniformly been carried by the Whigs, and the defeat of the Democrats in those States, at this time, is no loss. The onward march of "Sam" has been effectu ally checked, while inroads have been made upon the strength of our previous opponents. On the whole, the prospects of the Democratic party are full of hope. Terrible Railroad Accident.?An ac cident occurred on the Pacific Railroad, on the 1st inst., between St. Louis and Jefferson city, caused by a bridge giving way, carrying it an excursion train of cars. The number is variously estima ted, and one dispatch says that out of 700 passengers, not more than 200 escaped uninjured. &3T" We call attention to the advertise ment, found in another column, for pro posals to rebuild the Court House of Up shur county. The Magistrates of that county have evinced a commendable en ergy in the prompt action they have ta ken on the subject. County Convention. At the Convention of Americans of Kanawha, called to meet at the Court House on Saturday last, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the House of Delegates, there were delegates in at tendance from only 6 Councils. After the organization of the Convention by elect ing Col. VVm. Dickenson Chairman, and E. VV. Newton, Secretary, it was deemed advisable to adjourn to Wednesday, the 7ih of November, when the Convention will re-assemble in the Basement of the Methodist Church at 3 o'clock P. M. of that day. The Councils in all portions of the County should loose no time in ap pointing them with the requisite creden tials. Let it ever be borne in mind that the American party acts upon the true Democratic principle, that all its members shall have an equal voice in the selection of their candidates. The above is the account of a Convention held in Charleston, given by the Kanaw ha Republican, the Know-Nothing organ. " Sam" is fast fizzling out. Last May Kanawha county gave Flournoy 9G6 ma jority, but now a convention cannot be held for want of Delegates. We find the following announce ment in the Roraney Intelligencer : We are authorized to announce Jas. D. Armstrong, Eq., Whig, as a candidate to till the vacancy from this District in the State Senate, caused by the resig nation of Capt. J. C. B. Mullin. Last spring the Intelligencer said the Democratic and Whig parties were dead, and that everybody was joining the great American party. Has the great Ameri can party gin out already ? The Railroad Accident.?We have been permitted to lay before our readers the following letter irom a very respecta ble young man, Mr. E. B. Ebert, former ly a resident of this place, to bis father, giving an account of the terrible accident upon the Pacific Railroad. St. Louis, Nov. 2d, 1855. Dear Father :?Our city presents a sad spectacle this morning, and business is suspended, on account of an accident on the Pacific Railroad. An excursion train of 15 cars left this city on yesterday, for Jefferson City, to celebrate the opening of the road to that place. There were in the train, 600 of our citizens, mostly, our most worthy ones?merchants and others in first. rank of society. They left at 8 o'clock yesterday morning?at 11 o'clock last night, the frightful news returned to the city, that in orossing the bridge over the Gasconade river, (100 miles oat} it gave way, and all the cars and contents precipitated in a mass into the stream be low. It is not certainly known bow many are killed, but we know of 60 killed and many more wounded. Among the num ber are some of our most worthy Judges, Lawyers and Merchants. The city is in mourning this morning. \)ne of our young men from the store was among the wounded, and had we not have been so busy, I might have been with the num? ber. 1 had an invitation and free ticket to the celebration. Great preparations had been made at Jefferson city for a festival. I now have cause to be thank ful that I could not leave my business. Your ob't. Bon, Bailt. ?The editor of long been suspectec of a wag, and llif"*" appeared as the j that paper last leSr as mud that there grounds for tbe suspicion. It is the rich est thing we hare"seen lately. Read it. The italics, &o., are our own. Confusion of Parties. Perhaps np former period in the history of our country> bas witnessed such a dis> traction of political parties,'as the present. What is to be the result, for one, we have no data of calculation. Attempts are ap parently making to re-organize parties by bringing together the scattered and hete rogenous material and grafting them upon the stock of old organizations ; but even that seems to some degree imprac ticable. The different branches of De mocracy, as compact and united as they have heretofore been, assimilate but par tially, and with apparent reluctance. The Whig party, for a Lime considered as clearly out of existence, are giving out some feeble symptoms of recuperative animation, und tendering herself as. a' nu cleus around which to gather the frag mentary nebulae of exploded bodies float ing at random, and without order 01- or bit, in the firmament. Fusion, or uniting by bodies and by compact, seems to be thi only hope of forming a party of strength to insure success; and even that promises but little, as to:morrow may dissolve a compound which was formed to-day.? The Republicans, another name at this tif 4,-for anti-slavery men, and being them selves a combination of all other parties, have, to a considerable extent, united with the Democracy in Slate elections, giving the latter party a temporary triumph over the Americans. The same party, in other piaces has combined with'Americans, or, to some extent, the Americans with them, and elected a Republican. It is evident at first glance, that the main issue has not been acted on in these elections. The Americans and a portion of the Democra cy, seek a national basis for their organiza tion ; while the Republicans avow the of sectionalism. The toleration of sla-. very, say the first, as it was submitted and tolerated by the constilulion, in the formation of the Union, is a true national ground; while the later insist that liberty is national, and slavery only sectional.? How, then, will parties dispose of them selves in 1856, on the Presidential elec tion ? The American party would be recreant to the country, not to bring a candidate in the field. Whether blindly so, or so ihro' the policy of parlizan intrigue, it matters not, the administration is essential ty abolition in many of its acts, and in its partizan composition. In its acts, by the abolishing of the Missouri compromise, and numerous appointments?in its composition first, by its affiliation with Catholicity, that church claiming in all countries to be the first and the main cause of abolish ing slavery and the slave trade ; second, by iia affiliation with foreigners of all kinds, who are known to be abolitionists; and thirdly, by its affiliation with the Re publican or abolition parly of our own country. These materials of its coihpound, forming more than one-half of its bulk, en title it, with all propriety of terms to the dis tinction of an abolition administration. The Democracy, however, being in power, and true to the instincts of nature, will make an effort to continue its existence. 1 rom the encouragement received by the abolitionists, at the .hands of the ad ministration, it is to be expected that there will be an anti-slavery candidate also in the field. This, until a short time" since, was indicated beyond a doubt ; bu circumstances oj more recent occurrence have induced some to expect a consummation of that fusion between Democracy and Re publicanism which has already been be gun. In that event, the success of 6uoh a ticket is certain. The Southern wing oj Democracy will then appreciate the admoni tions of the Americans. They will have abolitionism dominant, and by their own consent and seeking?and may be a pref erable state of affairs to that of permitting one to be elected directly. Their own concurrence in the act may, in some de gree, neutralize their rashness, until the country shall be relieved by another or ganization. But, in the event of three candidates, how stands the chances of success for each ? The anti-slavery agi tation, as has been said, has been foster ed, of late, beyond all example. That, if we are not deceived, will be made the main issue in the North and West. If so, how will Democracy survive the lopping off of her strong freesoil, hard, soft, and republican branches ? It will leave her a naked trunk, consisting of office-holders, with the straggling grafts of foreigners and Catholicity ; for these, be it under stood, will cling to the government party to the last. As before intimated, events must further transpire, before there is any certainty in calculation. In the mean time, let the American party be true to itself, to the Constitution, and the country. Let it not be dismayed by the denunciations made against it, for they are not believed by those who make them. What stranger, though he may be in company with your neighbor, may demand of yon the government ol your household ? Knowing the propensity of " Sam" for fusion we read the first part of the. article as serious as death, without suspecting a " saw" was to be run upon anybody. If Bobeit we have mistaken the ialentitfhi of the writer of the above article, will he be kind enough to inform us the particu lar union of the Republicans with the -De mocracy, which has given the Utter par ty a temporary triumph over the Ameri cans, to which he alludes ? Also to give us the rule in the axMmeiicjby'^Ifich he makes the repeal of the MiMKmri ooinpro mise an abolition act, and name ?/<*? of the many abolition office-holders trader the present administration * And, also, inform us how, the aboljtionuts " com posing more than one h^lf jhe bulk" of the administration... (that -is more than one-half of the federal offieeri,) the office holders will he left iti when th6 " free soil, hard, soft and republican Branches we lopped off" ? &o. producing the peigons in the writ men tioned before Jhis court, I did not so seek, because I verily believed that it Was en tirely impossible for me to produce the said persons agreeably, to the oommand of the court." Judge Kane then remarked that the District Attorney-has-been invited to aid1 the court in this case, bukhe wpuld buar in mind that his relation to Mr. Wheeler was now suspended. This was only an inquiry as to what injury had. been 4on? the process of the court. Mr. Vandyke said he was aware of ths' position he occupied. judge Kane then said?"The contempt is now regarded as purged, and pwy is released from custody. He is now re instated to the position he occupied be-, fore the contempt was committed. Mr. Williamson is now before me on the re turn to the writ." Mr. Vandyke then arose and addressed the court, stating t^at a nolle pros, has been entered in the case in this court, but that he had, on behalf of Mr. Wheeler, entered a suit for damages in the U. S. Circuit Court. Judge Kane thereupon discharged Williamson from custody.? He wasimmediately surrounded and hear tily congratulated by his friends. He is said to look exceedingly well. Prospects of Peaob.?When the eva cuation of South Sebastopol was announ ced at the Court of St. Petersburg. Dr, , an intelligent but free spoken Ten nessean, now in that city, said in the pre sence of the Grand Duke Constantine : " Will this influence a peace ?" " The only peace Russia will accept," was. the remarkable answer of the Prinoe, ";must not only guarantee liberty of wor ship to all classes Christians in Turkey, but it must constitute and declare Oops stantinople a free port, the Bosphorus a common avenue, and the Euxine the ba zaar of the commerce of the world." A grand and significant pledge for our peaceful Republic of free interchange with all the world.?X. Y. Express. Kansas Elections.?Two elections have been held in Kunsas Territory for Delegate to Congress. The first, held on the 2d of October, chose Gen. W hit field by nearly a unanimous vote?the anti-Slavery men not voiing at all, as they had called an election on the 9th of the same month. On that day they vo ted?the pro-Slavery men abstaining? and Gov. llecder received nearly all the votes polled. Both these gentleman will appear at the bar of Congress at its next meeting and claim to represent Kansas, and the House will be called upon to de cide between them. There were a few more vo'es given Reeder than was re? ceived by Wbitfield. The University.?We are glad to learn that the piospects of llie coining session are most favorrable. The number of stu dents will probably exceed that of any previous year. It is true policy to edu-> cate Virginia youth upon Virginia soil? and to keep within our own borders the thousands which have heretofore been lavished upon northern colleges. If the University can but rival, in the future, the honor , which lias been conferred upon it, by the many distinguished alumni who have been taught in its schools, it will prove a glory and blessing to the Stale. [ Afarlinaljury Jiepvblicun. Two Revolutionary Veterans Gone.? Ilenry Spoiln, a revolutionary soldier ninety years of age, died in llerkimer coun ty (N. Y.) on the 20th of August, lie commenced his military career at the age of sixteen ; and served as a substitute.? His sister was shot by the Indians at the time at the war, near the bridge between Mohawk and Herkimer. Mr. Casler, another revolutionary veteran, died at German Flats on the 18th ultimo, at the advanced age of ninety-five years. lie was present when Butler, the lory, was shot by an Indian. lie also helped to set picket, about the foil at Herkimer. Government Receipts and Expendi turk?During the quarter ending the 30th of September last, the receipts from customs amounted to $17,085,238 ; from sales of public lands ?2,355,725, and from miscellaneous sources ?333,495? total, ?19,774,-160. The expenditures during the same time amounted to ?1G,? 594,110, of which ?4,282,292 was on ac count of the Navy, ?5,142,111 for the War Department, ?5,117,860 for civil, miscellaneous and foreign intercourse, and ?252,209 for redemption of public ddbt, including ?20,821 for premium redeemed. A Negro Ijisurhection Defeated.? We learn from the Charlottsville Advo cate, that a conspiracy of about 40 ne groes, near Nortonsville in Albemarle, to rob, murder and endeavor to make their escape into a free Stale was detected one day last week. They were to have rob bed the whites of whatever they could lay their hands on that would be serviceable to them in their escape, and to make their escape in an armed gang. It is to hoped that the white rascals who instigated the attempt, will be caUght and dealt with " according to law." Norfolk abo Portsmouth,?The health of these two places appear to be perma nently established, aa the latest papers make no mention of any sickness. The Norfolk Argus ?peaks of a gratifying improvement in business. There was a fire in Norfolk on Sunday, which con sumed eight wooden tenements on Wil liamson's street. Muffle o? CoMQKKssuxir.?Messrs. Whitney and Clatke, two of the know nothing members elect from New-York to ?the ensuing CoiJgreta, have issued a no tice requesting till the Congressmen of thffefa party to assemble at the capital on .the 29th inst., to eonfer in relation to die organization of the House. i ? . Tan Pacific Railroad Accuhcbt.?Wa haye at .length a fall report ot the dead and wounded by the lata awful disaster pa the St. Louis Pacific Railway ; and the totals are, dead 30, wounded 70 or 100 in all. amanc Crofton its Teli 9th ult.,1, e Powerful, 84,- Captain Fred to Jamaica; i** Captain We" " a Seymoui ' mond, 60, paddl this movemanr is American C some communicatioh the British, ease Cuba in a t its The. same ships* North stated sitjin |Jbuu,i>^uuut. in;the most heligerent abape,^ Buchanan, our Minister-at L iKjrd Paimdr^the statements, however, so far _~ latere1 trouble betwdfea the two.ywu??.Tw? in relation to. Ouba,,ia?e.pt^doubtful chwr Iwo other aoter. a.V ? ' :?4?kV Ths Starrs ;A*ft, Tiie Washington correspondent of -the New York Courier writes " Important dispatches from London have been received.. Mr. Buchaqap trans mits the final answer of the,British Gov ernment on the Central Amerioan nego tiation. Our ultimatum is ^rejected and correspondence is closed. . menu are released from thejvlaytqn .and Bulwer Treaty, Great .Britain retaining her colo&iie* andi^ proteoiorfcto) and wo withdrawing from our antisanneXatfon clause. Assuiancies, h0Wft*W? pflpeftcfc. ful views are exohauged. Mr.BuchanaQ iB still aotingt but expects toIeav6'foj\?he United States about the 10th of this month. Price of Lakd Warrants.? In re^ Card to land warrants Thompson's JTew York reporter says : ... Notwithstanding .the temporary .panic in Wall street land Warrants still hold .up in price against the general, iippresejoa that a decline must take,place. How thifr ^ill be we cannot te)l, but jjjinlf, ti\ey bid fair to maintain present,prices for Q week or so longer. We are at this date (Nov. 9ih) buying and selling.as follows; 1 Buvi.no Selling 60s and 40s - . *1,03 Mr dp re. $l,lO'.pbr aoro SOn and 100s- *1,10 por uqre. *1, We learn from Washington thiiVland warrants have further declined Acre. The ruling ratesjestcrday for 130 acres >vere $1,08 per ucre ; 00 and 160 acres $1,10.?. and $1,11 per acre. ?T7T?' T"~"?1 ? ? - ? 1 * ' J ita?~Six slaves, three men, and three women, ran off from Fairmont on Satur day night the 27ih ull? taking with ^liev> six horses belonging to different oitijsens, of Mation county, bedsides clothing, bed ding, lire-arms, ifec. The hor?es were all recoveied, and one of the. negroow ; the rest, escaped. A reward of 1,000-U offered for their recovery. ^ ? f IUnn Votino in a New Stat?.?At a late election in California, in Saguenxy county, having 12,000 ijihabitants, 13, 000 votes were polled. In one parish, containing but 400 inhabitants, the in spectors returned 4.000 votes. Williamson, ye. Kank ?Judge Kane was served with a summons on Tuesday at the residence of his hrotltvr'in lawj George Leiper, lisq., in- Delaware comi ty, Pa., to answer a ruit .of Pas-more Williamson for alleged trespass and. false Statues of Washington and Jackson. ?A bill iu now pending before the. Twn? nesseo Legislature for the erection of statues ol Washington mid Jackaon in the ?State capitol at Nashville, the statues lo be the work of en American artist. Sbktbkck of Death.?l'Vederink Mil* lor, convicted at Cumberland, Md? of the murder of Dr. Iladel and Henry Graef, has been sentencod by Judgo Perry to bo hung, li is the duty of the Governor lo designate the day. jPST A western pedagogue in " teach ing the young idea how to shoot," found it very difficult to impress the letter "G" upon the memory of an urchin of four years, lie finally asked the poung hopo ful, by way of an illustration? " What does your father say to the horses when be wants them to turn to tho right ?" ?' Ilep ! git along, 2.40 1" exclaimed the youthful prodigy, his countenance lit up with animation. The teacher has since adopted a differ ent manner of illustrating his subjects. J^"The Hoosiera on the Wabash turn their "agy shakes" to some account.? They climb into tho top of a " shclbark" just as the chill cornea on, and by the time the " personal earthquake" leaves them there is not a hickory nut on the tree. Xy A country editor, rhyming upon his own occupation, thus begins bis "few stanzas." ^ First I ponn'd a paragraph, i And than I penn'd;i)?jr t>ig?. you want your xysighborp to 7 W bo-you ??;? gjhra a p?ty and don I invite (he folks wbp "lire door." . jar The at<iry of a. man'Vbo -^*4 * nose so large that he H without tbj use of gunpowder, is s*idto e a pa*. rar A lady advertises intle GlufgO* HeSd ^ t breakfast and tea; The <fannibAL ? ? " --n neri ?'-? - jar Truth is Kte a toreb, the more shook the more it shine*. *. 7 - ^ _ tar An euetioirfeer does as be is iiDt * postmaster as he is dikscixd !