Foreign News. \ J
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
" 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
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
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<
" 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
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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
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
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
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.
The office of the Register has been re
moved to Despard's Row, on Kincheloe
street, four doors from the corner.
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
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,
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
&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.
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
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
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
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
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.
e Powerful, 84,- Captain
Fred to Jamaica; i**
Captain We" "
a Seymoui '
mond, 60, paddl
this movemanr is
the British, ease
Cuba in a t
in;the most heligerent abape,^
Buchanan, our Minister-at L
statements, however, so far _~
latere1 trouble betwdfea the two.ywu??.Tw?
in relation to. Ouba,,ia?e.pt^doubtful chwr
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
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
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. ^
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
?' 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
Xy A country editor, rhyming upon
his own occupation, thus begins bis "few
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
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 !
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