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Toe Voice, of the People U the Supreme Law AMD THE1H MOTTO, ' LIBERTY & UNION!" E. A. BHATI OM. Itfllor. ju i j j i j i jui Af i r rirrrrr r or jju j j juu-jjuu ju jirwinrnrrirr r r y.lHTilie, MY 11, 1855. V. B. PALMER'S Vwpapr tabwriptioB and AaVaMiilnf A fancy FHlLADELPH!At NlW YORK, BoTO and B.L timori, is our authorized sent to receive and receipt for subscription and advertisement the Democrat. . PRODUCE OF ALL KLDS. ia receiv ed at (Ac very highest market pricet, on Sub- uriptian or Advertitementt, at this office. Money it not rtjuted. DLANK DEEDS, BLANK MORTGAGES X-9 and all alankt required under the Jus tice t' Codc.for Justices of the Peace, ore con- ttanlly kept on hand and for tale at thia Of- jut. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. For Governor, . MEDILL. For Lieutenant Governor, JAMES MYERS. For Supreme Judges, WILLIAM KENNON, ROBERT B. WARDEN. For Auditor of State, WILLIAM D. MORGAN. For Treaturer of State, JNO. G. BRESLIN. For Secretary of Stute, WILLIAM TREVITT. For Attorney General, GEORGE VV. McCOOK. For Board of Public Worts, JAMES B. STEEDMAN. DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING. M Davis, Cbillicothe, Ohio, lias received a very large and extensive stock of Dry Goods and Clothing, which he offers to our Merchants, Furnace proprietors and Traders, at 10 percent lower than any other House in Chilhcothe. Read his advertise ment in to-day's paper, and give him a call, set it down as a fixed fact, that lie men who advertises liberally are the men who sell the cheapest. The man who is afraid of a Jip in keeping ins ousiness neiore me public, upon whom he depends for patronage, is a regular miser in his sales, we know this to be true. . We are not aware how many wholesale Houses Chillicothe has, trom the fact that they do not ad vertise ; perhaps they don't want to tell. We hope our friends who want goods in Chillicothe, will first call on Davis, Dknxino Campbell & Co., Davison, Joh.vson, and W hittkmobe, telore purchasing elsewhere. DROWNED. We are Informed thai two men were drowned on the 1st inst., in crossing Raccoon in a canoe, at Berkhermar's Mills, in this county. One named Denison McUi.ikis, and Wed. Nap per. We cannot get the facts and and hive heard several different tales, about the manner of the accident. W have also learned that the bodv of Mc Gin nib was since lound, near the breast of the dam. in al, hams Magazine, for May has been just received, and it is an ex cellent number; all who want this truly American Magazine should subscribe immediately. Rumor of a War with Spain. inemw lorn evening fost in forms us that a prominent uerchant in Louisville. Kentucky, an intimate friend of the Secretary of the Treasu ry, has advised his correspondents of the receipt of latLen from a high source at Washington, assuring him that then will be a tear between the United States and Spain within six It days that the Cabinet was divided, hut that tbe war party would prevail, and advi- lul L . . l- L. l - i ing 111 111 w erreuige ins ousinesswntcn is very extensive, as speedily as possi ble. The bila authoiily at Washing ton" is seU to be Mr. Guthrie ; but the Washington Star denies the whole story, and says Mr. G., has written nothing to autkorize any rumor of the Kind. We see it stated that the good peo pie ofWalden, Vermont, not satisfied with having voted down the Know Nothings at the recent election, have arrested the leader ol the order in tha is town, ana nave naa mm bound over for violating the statute ot the State against th administration of extrajudi cial oaths. He is to be tried in June On Sunday last, say the N. Y Courier, among the contributors at the Church of the Holy Communication to the funds of St. Luke's Hospital, was a roll of five one thousand dollar bills. Tbe were dropped so quietly into the plate thai not even tbe gentle man, who rejvd iberu knew Irom whom they cane. The giver is to be envied less lor uis ability to spare sucb a sum than for (he disposition which led aim to bestow it on sucb a cause in such a way, Inpiasupolis, May 1. At the muacipal election, yesterday, (be en tire Democratic ticket was elected by anerrrsge majority of one hundred and City. Tbe Know Nothings will have a hjoritj of two h the City Council. 11 Items. rr for Politics a so Relioio. The Pitt burg Union announce! that two hundred members of tbe Baptist Church it Ma- aoutowa have receded because their piitor hart Joined tbe Know Nothings. At political festival lately held in Portsmouth, N. H., gentleman uniting in himself the character of Aboli'.ioni.t and Know Nothing, gave the following toast : "Sam and bimbo may love for ih one not cause us to do injustice to the other. " John D. Spinnor, the outgoing Presi dent of Herkimer village, advises the citizens to organize lire department, provide suitable ce.iietery, "put men in office who will do honor to their country and their God," and filially, to learn the will of the Lord their God and do it. Very good for an oftice holder. How Charged ! In 1840, the Whig hard-cider song book contained the lol lowing ditty, which we have no doubt our neighbor of the Reflector aided singing l more than one gathering ol the coons : "Here's to our fathers tint mother, Likewise to ould Ireland too ; Down with Martin Van Duren. Aud up with old Tippecanoe !" AonraiJIt Experiment, The crop io ill parts of Canadt prom isr most favorably. All sccounts agree that wheat never looked so well before New England rum is selling at Con stantinople at 80 cents gallon. Quite u impetus has beto given to the dis tilleries, by the general failure of the grape aud by the war. Some uncharitable old fogy, probably a Democrat, offends against the laws propriety, Know Nothingism, and Mass schuteits morality by asking the followius impertiueut question : The Know Nothing, legislators Massachusetts cannot well explain object of their singular examination the females in the Catholic School. Did ihey waut to fiud where the danger our county lay, when one of them urged that he might be allowed private visits to one of the nuns! A Iste writer estimates that the ino ney expended annually for amusements amounts to twenty millions of dollars divided as follows : Theatres 612,000.000 Circuses 4,000,000 Menageries 2,000,000 Museums, Negro Minstre s, Blind Fiddlers 2.000.000 The Chicago Tribune, a bitter Know Nothing paper in Chicago, speaking ot the recent riots in that city, says . " 1 he Irish, to their credit, took no part in the matter, and on Sunday evening went quietly nome Irom Church, without forming crowds, or stopping with any." Items. Session of the Ohio State Board fo Agriculture--- The next Annual Fair to be held at Columbus. The Ohio State Board of Agriculture has just closed session of two days, and we art gratified to learn that they have obtained a satisfactory guarantee from the Railroads that they will grant the usual facilities on such occasions. A ga ran tee was also given by citizens f Columbus, that 63.000 would be rais ed aud other facilities secured for holds ing the Fair in this place, which was accepted, sod the uexi Slate Fair (the sixth io Ohio,) wss decided upon to be held here on the 18th, 19th, 20th, add 21st of September next. We are pleased to he thus able to state to all those who feel an imeiesl in Ohio Agriculture, that the in pre hended difficulties are over and that the annual State Fair will come off as usu al, and that the centre ol Ohio, the most assessable point, is fixed upon as the place of holding it. Let the citizens of Columbus there fore take early notice of the fact, and prepare iu time and ia the most ample mauuer to render all visitors as comfort able as possible ou such occssions, and above all let the Hotel keepers make the fullest possible preparations. P. S. Since the above was in type, A learn that A. Failing, of the Neil House, fj. P.. L. Butler, J. . Oiboru and Win. B. Hawks fit Co., (Stage Com pany) became personal security for the 63,000 subscribed by the citizens ol Columbus. We also learn that Michael L. Sulli rant, Esq., with his usual liberality, has guaranteed, free of cost, his beauti lul grouuds near Franklintou, mile west of this city, for holding the Fair. These are the grounds occupied by the State Fair in 1662 Statesman. Important Orders of the President. PHILADELPHIA, April 28. New Orleans papers ol Sunday are received. The Washington Union ol this morning has a long article on our affairs with Spain. It states thatthe President regards the recent bringing to and examination of American vessels as a violation of international law ; as indignities to our flag, and aggressions upon our rights which will not be tol erated. Mr. M'Cauly is not to argue with the Spanish cruisers as to their right of search or visiting, but to say to them: "You can claim no right ol search, visiting or examination of any vessel rightfully bearing our flag upon the high seas, under any guise or pre text, in my presence or within my reach i if vou attemDt. the art will be done at your peril." The Union lurther says thatthe Spanish government have the issue of war or peace in their own hands if they persist ia aggressions, war is inevitable. Cholera on the River. We learn from the Dubuque Observ- er that this scourge uas appeareu . . a a among the emigrant passengers on the Unner MississsiDDi. On Monday the steamer Monlauk hurried seven of her passengers, victims of cholera, between Koekuk and Dubuque. There were, we understand, seventeen cases on the Roval Arch, during her upward trip io St. Louis Intelligencer. A line 87.000 fett lone did not resell the bottom ofthe JtMnttc Pceen. Our Railroad--Time Table. ol We take pleasure in calling the at tention of our citizens and the public to the Time Table of the M. & C. Railroad, as published in to-day's pa per, as win Deseen, me trains now run to Raysville, twenty miles east of ChiUieotht, forming regular connec tions at Chillicothe with those running to Cincinnati. In addition to this, we learn that Mr H. T.Hoyt, the enterprising stage proprietor between this place and Pom eroy and Chillicothe, will run a daily line ol coaches Irom Athens and Pom eroy, through Albany and Mc Arthur, so as to form a connection with the cars at Raysville. These arrange ments will be announced as soon as perfected. This will lorm the shortest and cheapest route to Cincinnati ever before enjoyed by our citizens ; and the low stages of water in the Ohio, will attract the entire Pomeroy, and much of Marietta travel, over this route. In addition to this, it must also command the Pomeroy travel to the North, as it forms the nearest, cheap est and most expeditious route to Col umbus; while to our citizens it will open just as speedy communication w ith Columbus, and when the arrange. ments are completed perhaps just as cheap as the one via Lancaster. The route will save twenty miles of stage- ing, while the roads on this line. Irom this place and Pomeroy to Raysville, are far superior to those of any other iviuir. i iuiii viiiiiikuuic iu vuiiiiu- bus, is an excellent turnpike road. When the arrangements are all perfect ed the public will be duly advised on Athens Messenger. Athens Messenger. Attempted Suicide--Loss of one hundred Thousand Dollars by Gambling. to We copy the following from the New York Express ol Monday last. "A wealthy gentleman named Bai lee, from Maryland, arrived here some two weeks ago upon a visit to his friends, and became the guest of the Carlton Mouse. He fell into the habit of visiting the gambling establishments of Broadway, and became at faro a 'desperate better.' On some occasions the sharpers would play the game in such a manner as to let the intended victim win 1400 And $500. When satisfied that their customer was fit to be plucked, operations commenced in earnest. He even risked on 'one turn several hundred dollar 'chips,' amount ing in the aggregate to some $3,000 or $4,000, by '.he mere drawing of one card from a little tin box in the hand of the 'dealer ' In this way the poor man persisted, until he was fleeced, at last, ol nearly every dollar he possess ed. We have been assured that his loss will probably exceed one hun dred thousand dollars, all in the space oi a week or ten days. "During the past lorty-eight hours Mr. B. has been in a state ol great ex citement. He became quite uncon scious on Saturday, and made his way to the House of Cinderella Marshall, in Leonard street, where he was cared for. At eight o'clock in the evening le was worse, indeed, crazy at inter vals. A messenger was dispatched by the landlady for a doctor, but before his arrival Mr Bailee attempted to destroy himself by swallowing six ounces of laudanum Irom a bottle which le carried ih his coat pocket. The at tendance ot Dr Clark, Dr. Bradshaw and Dr. Bacon was forthwith procur ed. The stomach pump was used freely, and every effort was made to arouse him, not unsuccessfully. Last evening Mr. B. was lying very weak, but the physicians were of the opinion that he would survive." Dollars by Gambling. Connecticut--Governor's Message. HARTFORD, May 3. The Legislature this morning elected William T. Minor. Know Nothing. Gov ernor of Connecticut. The vote stood Minor 177; Ingham, Democrat, 70 Oilier Kno NothingSiate officers elect ed. The Governor delivered his mes sage this afternoon. Lateb.- The ' mestsge of the Gover nor recommend the amendment of the constitution, extending th right of suf frage to colored persons, and requiring white persons to be able to read arc! w rite before iheir admission as electors; larors approbations for State Agricul ture Society, and institution for Dest and Dumb. Blind, Idiotic, and State Re form School, considers it the duty ol the Legislature to encourage education In every possible way, and would re gard the repeal or modification of the prohibitory law as detiimental to the best interests of the State, as its opera tion has been such as recommends it to general favor, crime has beeo lessened, poverty and misery aleviated sod happi ness brought to many a fireside. The balance in the treasury at the close of the fiscal year, was 155.000. lie favors the remoddling of the Judici ary aystem; couaidait the recent elec tion by the people a reiterated commen dation of tbe act organizing Kansas and Nebraska. He enters largely iuto the considers lion of the pernicious influ ence arising from the extent and ciar acier ol the foieign immigration. Alter eluding to the large and increas ing number now annually coming among u., the Governor says, this large mass ol aliens come tinctured with tbe social infidelity of continental Europe, very many of them blind follower of eccles insiical despotism. A large majority w ithout any correct ideas of the duties appertaining to citizens of a republican government, and by early prejudices to tally unfit to learn them. Differing iu language, national customs and freling, and scattered all over the country, still with tenacity holding and observing tneir customs. Tbe heap of "small potatoes" which tbe Massachusetts Smelling Commi'.lee found ia tbe cellar of the school at Box buiy, are to be formally presented to tbe Legislature, as ereblems'.ie of tbe cstimaliou iu which that body is held by the people of th Cvmnionwelib, [From the Washington Union.] Paper Money. It was said of the Hellonders thai they were the greatest rogues in the world, for ihey had stolen all their lands from the sea. But there are greater rogues than the Hollanders, and one of iheae is paper money, it is tne great est liar in the world, for it la continual It makine promises it cannot perform it it would, and would uot if it could. It is cheat, foril: is perpetually prac tising impositions oil the public; and it U an impotor, for it everywhere pre tends tv be wbai it ia not, and assumes a character to w hich it has not the slightest pretensions. These sre heavy sharges to be brought against "a gentleman" who according to the standard of individual value must necessarily be highly resectable,, since he is patronized by legislative bodies in all parts of the United States, and is re puled to be worth several hundred mil lions. But let us see w hether we can not make tbem good. Paper money is the greatest of all li ars because it is perpetually promising what it cannot perform. It promises to pay a dollar in specie for every paper one while at the same moment it sp pears from the official returns of the banks they have not specie in their vaults to redeem one tenth, twelfth, or fifteenth part of their paper issues nsy in macy rases their specie is less than the proportion of FalstafTs bread to hie sack in Dame Quickleys bills. Hence, when anv suddenor unexpected demand for snecie comes ihey close their doors without ceremony; the piesident and cai-hier, to avoid all Demonstrations ol public gratitude, remain invisible for a feu days till the storm blows over; but being exonerated from all personal res poiiMbility by an act of iucorperation return in good time, again resume their station in society, and are ready lor new "speculation." That papei money is a common and notorious cheat is equally palpable. It is continually playing trick ou public credulity, most especially on the labor ing classes, by defrauding them of the fruits of their labor, and giving them nothing of value in return. The conse quences of this system-of swindling for in most cases it is no be tter--iovari ably fall on those who are least able to bear them. Those who are conversant with these "speculations" must have iuvariably noticed that whenever any bank is about to fail the community is ftcoded with its notes, and you see scsrsely any others in circulation, in stores, in market places, and ii? all dai ly transactions of ordinary life. The knowing ones first scent the putrid car cass sfar off; and by a natural transition the suspicion descends Irom the know ing to the less knowing, who palm the worthless Irash from one to tne other until at last i: centers in the hands ol those w ho havt earned it by the sweat ol their brow, and who pay the piper with out being allowed to dance to the music. True, the loss is divided among so many and generally in such small sums as would make no figure in the banker's O' merchaut's account ol profit and loss; but we must ba permitted to tell these ingenious apologists for the frauds of paper money '.hat there are thousands- aye, millions ol people in the Uuiteu States to whom the loss of a few dollars involves the loss of tbe very necessaries of life for many days, and produces more real suffering than that of thousands to the wealthy millionaire. But, says the paper-balloon man, are not tbe poor who live from hand to mouth always exposed to these inevita ble vicissitudes of life? and were they not so before the invention of paper money? Most certainly; for owing to some strange effect of the organization of society, or some inscrutable dispensa tion of Trovideiice, mankind have, in every nation boasting of its civilization and refinement, exhibited little else than a contrast between the few who have more than they want and the ma ny who want everything. This cannot, perhaps, be avoided, without changing the whole structure of society from its base to its summit, and the remedy might probably be worse than the dis ease, bull, we maintain tuai mis rnign- ty chasm has been greatly widened by the paper-money fraud, and that no wis or patriotic legislature would never aid in establishing a system which, while it greatly aggravates these inevitable evils places almost insuperable obstacles in the way ofheir mitigation. fliat paper money is an arrant impos tor no one can deny. It isa sheer coun terfeit, and, like Lord Peter in Swift's fa 1b ol a Tub, attempts to pass off a crus: o! bread lor a shoulder ol mutton. It aspires to a certain intrinsic value, but i intrinsically worth nothing, be rause it costs nothing, and can be made out of nothing, It receives with one band that which is tbe fruit of inau's labor, aud with the other gives him to return a promise to pay, which is re deemed by another promise, and so ou to the end of the chapter, when, like the firebrand in the play of "Robbins alive, alive, as a bee," it goes out in some body's bands, or burns his fingers. In short, it is privileged outlaw, who can practice with perfect impunity all those frauds, impositions, fa he preten ces, and swindling, for which individ uals, or combinations not shielded by an act of incorporation, are fined or im prisoned. -' If the maxim of holy Writ is true a to silver and gold, it is most emphati cally io of paper money, wbicb, in its present redundancy, may really be cal led "the root of all evil" with very little exageration. It is, for the most part en gendered and brought forth in legisla tive corruption, and is both its offspring and its parent. It first corrupts the representative of the people by direct or indirect bribes, or other debasing in- dueuces, aud then corrupts the people, Ural by tbe example of tbair legislators, and next wbicb is perpetually varying is sometimes at par, at other worth nothing. This constant flunciuniioit in tbe counterfeit standard of value ope rates as a perpetual temptation ana a perpetual wanting. On one hand, peo pe sre ou tbe look-out . to take advaa (aga uf each other by tbi process of a cbuge in value; on the other, operated oo by an ever-wakeful suspicion of being-deceived. Confidence between mm and man is thus gradually undernuneif, and whtu men cannot trust each other there is no safety but iu ell becoming toeues alike, 1 Those who chance to have a ivid rec ollection of the stale of society in ihe UniteJ States during the universal sus pension of specie payments by the banks need not be rrminded of the deplorable deteroration of moral then' exhibited, from the highest to the louest (lgss of the community. All confidence wsa destroyed, every man went forth in the armor, of suspicion; it was diamond cut diamond; the. neighbor .palmed hit worthless paper money ou his neighbor, and quieted his concience with the sal vo tha, having been taken in himelf, he had a right to take iu others; and, finally. Congress, by one sweeping ex pott facto act of baukruptcy, passed in the very teeth of tbe constitution, ami which made no distinction, and nhich oe'.ween honest and Irauduleiil debtors, at once prostrated all the barriers of se curity to creditors, and give unbounded license to fraud and deception All must have seen that' since that disas trous period, the max'ms and morals ol that trade have become far more loose, if uot actually licentious; and that wbai less than half century ago was called swindling, is now scfteneil down into "speculation," It way in fact be said, with perfect truth, that an invariable standaid ol value in that money which is the sole mtrJium for suyplyiug all our wants sr.il gratilying (II our appetites, "Inch is the great master spring that gives motiun to the clock woik of the world, is next akin to an invariable stsndard of moral principles in regula ting the action. a ml enterconrse ol man kind. Any ereat shock given loeneis sure to strike to the trry heart ol the other, by increasing temptations to (lis honesty and fraud. Such are a few ol the fruits that spring up from the great modem root of all evil. But it may be said he is but a quack doctor who can only tell the disease ol of the patient without beiug able toad minester a remedy. This is certainly true, and equally true that there are times w hen evils arrive at such a stu pendous magnitude that they can only cuie themselves in other words, be remedied by bitter experience of their consequences. We believe shall we say we hope? that time is near at hand. We have gone the rounds of the emire system, are now trying the lust experi ment that of free hulking, as it is cal led. Free enough, Heaven knows I since it may be said to afford uuboumled op portunity , unbounded license, and al most irrestible temptation to all sorts oi swindling aud imposition. If this fails we know of uo resourse but that lately apopted by tin legiol.ature of Indians namely, converting all the banks into pawn-brokers' shops, and exchanging their rug for all sorts of haberdashery. This will be, indeed, the millennium ol banking. What a glorious lime it will be when a man can pawn his old frying- pan for a discount, or a good house-vile barter her second-hand petticoat, for a handful of promises to pay I It will be a fair exchange, and no robbery. Who knows but they may be able to apply the system of pawn-broking to ladie's hearts and men's consciences, and dis count them at a rate greatly below par? But whether or not Irom the experience lately had of bank directors, bank cash iers, and bank tellers, we have no doubt many of them will make first rate pawn brokers from having been so long conversant iu old rags and all those sec ond hand articles that co:ne under the denomination of "wear and tear .con- iences." It seems somewhat surpris ing that the'legislalures of Massachu setts and New- York having lately betn dipped in the river Styx, and become in vulnerable to common sense common law, constitutional principles, and ill that sort ol nonsenie have uot adopted. this last and crowning improvement in banking. But people cannot do every thing at once; and we do not doubt in the least that if you only give the en lightened w hig-abolitioii temperance- spiritual-knocking know-uolhing fusion ists lair play, Ihey will not only per feci the system of banking and every thing else, but set both (he North river and Boston bay on fire, aud run away by the light of them. The Foreign News. The great Peace Congress has been broken up. The most remarkable thing is, that the young Czar of Russia did not acknowledge that the Allies had ta ken Sebastopol and agree lo the demands of the conference I At this distance the whole affair looked so admirable and reasonable that we could not help calling attention to it some days ago. The truth of the matter is, '.hat Loum Napoleon has got England by the fore- top, and Russia Is disposed to see him keep his grasp for a time longer. To England, peace would have bean a god send, but to Napoleon the chancea were that it would have been his death, and without Napoleon's acquiescence, Eng land could do uothing. She dare not join Russia and hope to live, after all her statesman and presses have said in regard to that government's designs on Turkey. She cannot break her alliance with France and "go it on her own hook," with the complicated affairs in the East, a revolutionary party all ovrr Europe, and a growing democratic spir it al home. We may therefore look for some hard fightlog from the very necessity of the case. If Sebastopol should fall into the hauds of tbe Allies, another attempt may be made to hatch up a peace, but if uot, some weaker poiut roust be found in tbe Russian possessions for a sum mer's campaign. If Austria and Prus sia should join Kussia, men the-war must inevitably take place "along the whole line, as politicians say, and we shall have an interestine summer of it. Louis Napoleon will be the great gun of the campaign, and will no doubt take tbe field, if not iu the Crimea, on the old battle fields of bii uncle. To this, it seems, the affairs of Europe must now come, mid this alone ctn prolong the power of the present Buliug Dy nasties Statesman. Advices from Gorgia speak ' confi denllr of the return of Hon. Howell Cobb to Congress by a Jare majority. Statesman. Later From Europe. Statesman. Later From Europe. VIENNA CONFERENCE BROKEN OFF Bombardment of Sebastopol. Bombardment of Sebastopol. Louis Napoleon Going to the Crimea. AUSTRIA TAKING SIDES WITH EUROPE. AUSTRIA TAKING SIDES WITH EUROPE. NEW YORK, May 4. J.T.he Atlau'tic bas arrived. ,;i'Iie ..Vi enna Conference has, been broken oft'. Russia irjects the allied drnuiids. Se vastopol bas .been bombarded ainceube Sib; result doubtful. .The-us w 15riiih losa bas been ukeuJ LTbe.Kmperoi Na poleon accompanied by the Jmpres, has been week in England immensely glorified. ' The British loan of JC 16,00(5,000 stea ling bas been lakeo by the Rothschilds, the taxes bate increased tha incomes on spirits, tea, collee and sugar. ' A staiqp is proposed. . . . - . England consents to Louis Napoleon's taking command ol - the allied army in the Crimea; regarded as a doubtful ru mor, however, A bombardment of Sebastopol with 500 guns commenced on the ttth, aiid continued incessantly to the !5ih, Assault was not practicable; but il was the iiiteuliou lo storm if possible. - During ibe night of the 13th the left wing of the allies obtained considera ble advantage over the Russians. The Russians were luice dislodged from their srongly fortified position, which remained in the hands of the Freuch the possession of this position enable them to fortify -he summit of the ravine which is of great importance, Since the seige began Gve of the sev en admirals ol the Russian fleet at Se bastopol have died or been killed. - 1 The visit of the Kmperor and Kmprets of France tieatad a perlecl furor of ex citement. The F.inperor made a snrei.h on ihe occasion of his reception by the Lord Mayor of Loiidou, which gave great satisfaction. Latest. All hopes of Austria 'liking the field against Russia are at au etui, lor th) present. From the i-eat of wiir we learn that during the lira two duys of the bombardment, ihe force of the beieigers was superior to tlmt of the ci ty, and much damage was done to thu Rusiiin works. . 4 AUSTRIA TAKING SIDES WITH EUROPE. NEW YORK, May 4. An Armistice at Sebastopol--Burying the Dead--Jokes of the Russian Officers. The Sebislopol correspondent of the London Times, a truing an account of an "armistice between t tie routcmii im armies which was recently had for tb purpose of burying the dead," iys: -The day w ss beautifully . bright mi.l warm. While flags waved gently in thn faint spring breeze, above tne embra suresofour ba : t.-rie-, and from the Round Tower ami M'u'inelou. N'jl a soul had been risitle in tronl ol the lines an instant before ihe emblems of peaie nere run up to the flagstaff, aud a sul len gun from the Maiuelon, and a burst ol smoke from Gordon's batteries had but a short time previously heialde.l the armistice. The instant the fliigs were hoisted, frhud and foe . swanucd out of the embrasure. The rifleman of tha allies and of the enemy rose from Iheir lairs in the rifle-pits, and saunter eii toward each ol her lo behold tlu-ir i in handiwork. The whole of thn space between 1 lie Russian lines' and our own wa-i tilled with groups of un armed soldiery "The sight was strar.ge beyong , tles scription. French, English and Rus sian officer wrrt walking about, salut ing each other courteously as they pa. sed, and occasionally entering into con versation, and a constant enierchaiige ul little civilities, such asotlVring and re ceiving cigur lights, ' was going oiY In each little group. Some ol Hie Rus sian officers were evidently men ol high rank and standing. Their poluU.t manners contrasted remarkably Willi their plain, and rather coarse clothiij. Ihey wore, with few exceptions, the in. variably long, gray coat over their tiui form'. . ..'" 'But while all this civility was go ing on we were walking among the lrj,t over blood stained ground, icovned with evidences of recent fight.' Broken mus kets, bayonets, cariouch, botes, cap,, fragments of clothing, straps aud. belts, pieces ol shell, little pools of- ilotted blood, shot round and grape shatter ed gabions and sandbags, were visible around us ou every side, and ; througU the midst of the crowd iu!ked a solenru procession ot soldiers, besring lneir.de parte! comrades to their long horo.-f- I counted seventy-seven Jitters, borne past me in fifteen minutes, - ttw flil le! w ith a deadeuemy. The contortions of of the slain were horrible, and recalled the memories of the fields of Alma and Inkermeun. Some lew French .were ly ing far iu advaure, toward ibeMarrre- ion and round Tower, among the gabions belonging to the French advanced tren ches, which the , Russians had broken down. They had evidently been slain ia pursuit ot the enemy.' the Kussiajas appeared to treat their dead with great respect. The soldiers I saw were white faced, and sea mad ill-fed, though ruauv of them bad, powerful frames, square shoulders' aud broad' chests. ."All their dead who fell whliru aad near pur lines were stripped of boots and stockings. t he cleanliness of their fee'., , ap( ?i most cases, of their, coarse linneu ahirta was remarkable. Several sailors yf, the 'equipage' of the flee', of Sebastopul were killed, io'lbe ;ttict, They . were generally muscular, fine, stout fellows, with rough, soldierly faces,' j The Rus sians carried off ail the dead which In y outside our Hues to the town, passing down between the Manialou and. the Round Tower. " ." .. "Ia the midst of all this stent evi dence of war, a cer tqia,aiubu'ri f (lively conversation , began to spring up, in which the Russian officers iadu.lged.ia a little badinage.' 'Some of . them asked our officers 'when We were coming in lo take the place; Others ''.WberxjS'e thought. of going away.'. Some cou gialulefed us upon the eicelteutoapor tuniiy wtfbadof getting-a 'good looK at Sebaiiopol, as ibercI)ancV Of. ir nearer -1 l 'i L , - i I not, ig tbelr opinion; vtr; (.rouble. visiv, except oo suninar occasions, was .- -.- V1 ('