Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 21, 1861, Image 2
TA ai The Watchman, ELLEFONTE, THURSDAY, NOV. 21 « Here shall the press the piiple’s rights masn- tain. Unawed by party or unbribed by gan ; Pledged but to truth to liberty and law, No favor sways us and'no fear shatl awe.” DEXOCRECY— A sentiment hot to be appaled, eoruptéd of compromised. It knows nolbaseness; 8% covers to no danger ; it oppresses no weak- ness. Destricctive only of despotism, it is the sole conservator of liberty, labor and prosperty It is the sentiment of Freedom of ejtial’ vights, of equal obligations—the law of nature perva- ding the law of the land.” = C. T. ALEXANDER, Editor and Publisher. COUNTRY PRODUCE WANTED. For the convenience of our farmer friends we have been in the habit of taking their :produce in payment for subscription, and ‘we are glad toifind thet this arrangement suits them so well. ‘We therefor continue The “Administration and the Abolition Pressure. ‘A combined assault is now being made by the Abolition press of the country upon the Admimstration for the purpose of forcing it into the policy of negro emancipation. Not. modification of Fremont’s proclamation and the repeated pledges of the Government to the Union men of the Border States that the war is waged for the sole purpose of sup- pressing rebellion, and not to interfere with the domestic institutions of any of the States, the emancipationists are busily pressing the Government to adopt a totally different policy, and not without hopes of ultimate success’ If there is any one ‘quality which this Administration lacks, it is firmness of purpose. So long as it Shows signs of wav- ering upon this vital question, it may expect to sce the country agitated and its own quiet disturbed by the conflict of opposing ele- ments. affords a prémium to“agitation. ‘It is true ‘that the Administration has hitherto ‘acted with apparent sincerity upon the basis of the Congressional resolution ; but so long as individual members of the Cabinet utter sentiments in direct conflict with the public acts of the Government, so long as newspa- pers high in the confidence of the ruling emancipation, €o long as ambiguous words withstanding theeresolution of Congress, the [‘consequence. ‘Indecission and wedkness only [ti powers prate about the military necessity of are followed by ambiguous acts, the public must be pardoned for thinking that the Gov- The Seizure of Mason ard Slidell. The capture of Messrs. Mason and Slidell, on board the British mail steamer, by the officers of tha San Jacinto, has given rise to much discussion as to the legality of the act under the law of nations, and its probable ‘It was an exercise, on our part, of the right of search, always contend- ed for by Great Britain, and denied by the United States. This question was the occa- sion of the war of 1812, which terminated without either Nation abandoning the doc- trine for which it contended—the United States still denying, and England still main- taining the right to search neutral vessels and to seize suspected persons. Should the seizure of Mason and Slidellfon board a British steamer, involve us in a war with England, those rebel emissaries would ac comphish the abject of their mission more effectually than if they had been permitted d on their course without interrup isguising the fact that uffered much disquiet English Government with the Southern reb- els—and fears have béen entertained that England would seize the first favorable op~ portunity for recognizing the Sothern Con- federacy, and even declaring war in its be- half. Itis argued that England cannot com- plain, because the United States has acted upon the doctrine of Search, for which she has always contended. But when a Gov~ ernment wishes a pretext for war it is easy The Governor of Utah Territory. A SIGNIFICANT SIGN. John W. Dawson, Esq., late editor of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) “Times and- Union, has There is a significance in this appointment, owing to the views which Mr. Dawson has frequently expressed through the columns of his paper. In his Valedictory address to his readers a few weeks ago, Mr. Dawson, among other things, said : « William Lloyd Garrison, of the Boston Liberator, are you willing, for the sake of the Union, to take from the head of colurans your treasonable ensign—«‘the Constitution of the Uni:ed States—a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell ;”” and to run up in its place, as the motto upon which you will fight the battle for the Union—'¢the Un~ ion, the Constitution and the ‘enforcement of the laws™?”’ : « Are you,"Garrison, Wendell’ Phillips and Gerret Smith, and the thousands 6f' mén-who follow your lead, and =glorify 'as ‘a martyr John Brown of Ossawatamie, ready to declare with sincerity of heart, that this war is nota Godsend war for the abolition of negro sla- very, but to maintain the supremacy of the Union and the Constitution, and that you the slave and the atrocities of slaveholders, until throughout all «the land the Federal laws are freely obeyed ? sake of the Union, make your church and your pulpit no longer the theatre of political gatherings and political harrangues,by which the people are inflamed te take up arms in this war, as a holy crusade against the Slaveholders of the South ? Are you pre: been appointed Governor of Utah Territory. | P will henceforth be silent on the wrongs of “Will you, Henry Ward Beecher, for the JonN BrrL.—A Nashville, Tennessee, correspondent thus writes of the fallen John Bell: His lot (here) is that of a complete politi- cal isolation. He stands unreconciled to the present, and parted with the past. The leaders in the false cause that brought about his fall had no honor, no sympathy for him, while those that once clung to his political fortunes have grown ‘indifferent, and toose their trast of him. And thus he lives an uneitviable, lonesome, hopeléss existence, embittered, beyond all doubt, by the con- sciousness of having. by one false step, in- flicted a stain uyou his record that obscures all glory of his past,and can never be fully wiped out. To appreciate all this, it must be known that Johr Bell, his public renunciation of loyalty to the Union to the contrary not- withstanding. has neither heart nor hand in the great Southern rebellion. He goes with his section, not because he thinks it is right, but because itis his section. He pronounces himself a Rebel —however, not one of choice. He believes, or at least expresses his opinion that the “war of subjugation” undertaken by the North wrong, but; on the other hand, looses no opportunity mn declaring the South- ern revolution unjustified. Whenever he visits places of public resort, ‘he takes accasion to denounce the Jefferson Davis dynasty in unmeasured terms. His past public services secure him immunity from the consequence this offence would en- tail upon any other person, but render him at the same time unpopular among the thor- More Cheering News. THE REBEL MINISTERS MASON AND SLIDELL CAPTURED, . THEY ARE SEIZED ON A BRITISH VESSRS- i | — SE Bini + : Fortress MoNRoB, Nov. 15, via Balti more.—The United States San Jacinto has just arrived from the coast of Africa, via the West Indies; where sho has been cruiz« ing some six weeks. if. ow hi Old Point ‘was electrified by the: tidings that she had on bodrd Messrs. - Mason and Slidell, who were 'gding' abroad as Ministers of the Southern Confederacy to F.ance ana England. They were taken from ‘an Eoglish steamer, in the channel of the Bahamas. Captain Taylor reports that when ‘the San Jacinto stopped at Cienfuegos, the escape of Slidell and Mason was ascertained. Pro- ceeding thence to the Bahamas, it was un- derstood that they'had taken passage pn the “7th inst., on the British ‘nail steainer'Irent, -plying between Vera Cruz, by the way of ‘Havana, to St. Thomas and Soutkampton. While the San Jacinto was in the narrow- est part of the Bahama channel, about twen- ty-four miles to the westward, they met the packet, and, as usual in such cases, fired shots across her bow and brought her to. Two boats were then sent to her, under the command of Lieut. Eairfax, who board- ed the packet and arrested Mason and Slidel 1 who were persontily known to hith. They at first objected to being removed ‘without the employment of force ‘fér that purpose.— ough-going rebels. tration at Richmond. eto The late confiscation of some of his steamboat property has greatly irritated him, not sufficiently, howaver, to make him more forbearing with the adminis However they were soon afterteinoved with- ‘out further trouble and conveyed! to the San Jacinto. : a . Mr. Eustis and McFarland were alse ‘brought on board, -and - they: are all now en their way to New York. The packet had no other than her own flag — that of Great Britain. & The remainder ot the passengers, includ- ing the ladies connected with the Slidell and Mason party, were not. molested, and were left, therefore, free to pursue their journey. The official dispatches are voluminous, and - include several accounts of the capture, to. gether with the protest of Messrs. Slidell and Mason against their being token from British ship. " S . The captain of the English steamer raved and swore and called the United States offi- cers ‘‘piratical Yankees,” etc ernment lacks that firm decission and unity in-its ‘counsels necessary to conduct the country through a etisis like the present.— If the President hopes to unite the conserva- tive masses-6f the Nortkard the Abolition. ists by means of a half-and half policy he committs a great blunder. He mist make up his mind to encounter the inveterate hos~ tility of the Hbolitionists, or to ‘declare in favor of negro emancipation, and thus alien- ate the conservative masses, constituting a large majority of the Northern people. The ‘President has only to take a firm and decid- ed stand on this question to show who are the friends of the Union and who are its enemies—and at the same time relieve his Administration and the country from the agitation which is prosecuted at the expense ‘of our best interests. The Government 18 bound in good faith pared to say, and to verify by your acts, that the preservation of the Uniofi and the Constitution in their integrity is more im- portant to the people of the United States, and to the true interests of humanity than the abolition of negro slavery in the United States ? and will you consent that the In dependent shall become a sincere coadjutor of your pulpit in furthering the same great end of Union, irrecpeotive of its relations to the wrongs and the emancipation of the slave? : ‘“« Will you, Horace Grecley, and yotir ed- itorial brethren, everywhere, cease to use your widely circulated columns for the same purpose for which Henry Ward Beecher now uses his pulpit and the Independent, and make yonr papers no longer the source whence the ultra men of the South derive their most potent arguments to justify their paricidal blows against the Government that has nursed and protected them ? Further, are you, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and the men A TioRRIBLE CONFESSION. —It may be re- collected by many of our readers that about four years ago, an account was published of the burning of the house df the Perkins fam- ily at Millburn, N. Y., at night, when all the family, including father and mother, grand- mother and eight children, eleven in all, perished in the flames! A Scotchman, by the‘name of Walter Mitchell, who lived in the neighborhood at the time, and who had a dispute with Perkins asto the property, was suspected of the murder, but no proof could be found against him. He left soon after for the West. Before the burning of the house he warned Perkins off the premis- es, and threatened if he did not leave to burn the house over his head. "This Mitchell re. cently died in Illinois, and on his deathbed confessed that he committed the horrible crime ! He stated that he threw into the “to afford them opportunity to pay their bills ‘with such marketdblo ‘produce as they can best spare. ‘Next week, being court week, we expect our friends to make an extraordi- nary effort to pay their subscription, if they should visit town. : Day Breaking The complete success of the expedition under command of Commodore Dupont and General Sherman in the capture of Beaufort with but a trifling loss of life is intensely gratifying to the friends of the Union, not only on account of the intrinsic. 1mportance of the position, but because it brings the war home to South Carolina the principal instigator of this unholy and indefensible re= bellion. If the people of any ‘State ‘in the Union are to suffer the ravages of war it 'is to find one. England may insist that our ‘Government shall practice the doctrine which we have always maintained. She may hold us-to our doctrines'with ds much justice as we can hold her toher’ doctrines. The weight of authority 1s clearly on the side of the right of a governmentito'intercept dispatches intended for its enémy in time of war ; and the reason is muédh stronger for the ‘séizure of hostile émissaries-on their way to a foreign country to solicit aid’and 4ssist- ance. If the British Government is not diss posed to pick a quarrel with the United States, it will not complain of the seizure of the rebel emissaries, but see a justifica.ion of that proceeding in many incidents in its own history. There is a parallel ¢ se in the action of the British Government in the Irish rebellion FROM WASHINGTON. WastitnGtoN, Nov. 17.-—The arrest of Messrs. Slidel and Mason, the Rebel Com. missioners to Europe, has been the cause of much spéttlation. Some of the:sympathis- ers with the rebels openly denounce the act, and say it will involve the country in. a war with Europe. But there is no fear of that. If these two arch traitors had been permit- but just that they should fall the heavies upon South Carolina. No punishn.ent can be teo severe for the inhabitants of this are endeavoring to force upon it. faith to the Northern conservatives, who not to adopt the policy that the Abolitionists Good of 1848, when the person of Terence Bellew McManus was forcibly taken from an Amer- ‘ican ship, the brig N. D. Chase, of Boston, of the Republican party, of every shade of opinion, who elected vou to your high office, content, for the sake of the Urion, to forget and bury in oblivion the disputed dogmas of house a bottle of liquid, which set fire to it and stupefied the inmates—that Mr. Perkins ted to reach the shores of England in safty, it. would have been a lasting disgrace to our Government, and we would have been treated aroused himself and came to the door, when he knocked him back again, killing him.-- This is a most revolting story, disclosing a depravity which was too horrible to die with the murderer. If there be in the infernal regions one piste deeper and hotter than an other, this eleven fold murderer will surely find it. : with centempt by every little petty powe if Earope. What disposition will be made of the prisoners is not known, but if the pub- lic sentiment here had its way they would be both strung up to the yard arm of the San Jacinto. ‘The arrest of these two king rebels is looked “upon as onc of the most important cvonts¢! the war, and it is be. heved thas it will strike greater terror to the hearts of. the rebel hords at the South that did the landing of the Arinada at Beaufort. There is no doubt but that the rebel 8oldiers in order to keep ap their flagging’ spirits, were led to believe that the Soathern Con: federacy would be acknowledge | by France under protest of the officers, in the harbor of Cork, where be had taken shelter under the Stars and Stripes, at a time, too, after she had clearea the port and was virtually on her voyage, having been lying off the har- bor for six days, waiting for a favorable wind. the Chicago Platform, and join heart and hanp with the Douglas men, Bell men and Breckinridge men in one common effort “‘to preserve, protect and defend the Constitu- tion of the United States ?’’ and to this end, are you willing to cease to inquire, in your appointments to public patronage, whe!her men are for you or against you in your elec- tion, but to ask, ‘‘Are they honest ? are they capable # are they #rithfl ta the Un ion, the Constitution and the laws 2” ¢ Followers of John CO. Breckinride, are you'as you enter the ranks of the men of the Union, ready to cease asserting your construction of the law of the Dred Scot de- State. During a period of thirty years her people have been at heart disloyal to the Union, and plot ing te precipitate the civil war which now promises to deévastate ‘her own territory. Her citizens fired the first gun against the flag ef the Union. Her ac- tion dragged other States ‘into Secession and _zebellion, against the wishes of the majority of the peo; lo—and there is, therefore, some- - thing intensely gratifying in the retributicn which has overtken South Oarolina , apart from the effects which may be anticipated are giving the Administration their heartiest support, and good faith'to the loyalists of ‘the South requires'a strict adherence to the terms of the resolution adopted by Congress.— These are struggling to restore the authority of the Government and to re-establish the Union with the rights and institutions of the several States unimpaired —not to destroy the form of government under which they have lived and prospered, and evolve from ‘the war a totally different Government from that formed and established by the fathers. General Sherman's Proclamation. Gen. Sherman’s proclamation to the peo- ‘ple of South Carolina is just what it ought to be—dispassionate, calm, determined, and mete lol eeepueeremee . Narrow EscaAPe AT NIAGARA Farrs.—On Sunday evening last, wiil-a party o gentles men were making a tour of Gott Island by moor light one of the par:y, Mr. Percy Clarke, from the expedition in subduicg rebellion and accomplishing the restoration of the Union. The success of Commodore Dupont and General Sherman has indeed been complete. and declering the emancipation of the slaves, tutions. By adopting the advice of the Abolitionists we change the entire cheracter of our ‘insti- We declare that slavery is not a worthy of the representaiive of a great na- tion determined to suppress iwsurrection without attempting to alter our form of gov- ernment while endeavoring to re-establish it by force. Gen. Sherman tells the citizens cision, and the discussion of the rights of the slaveholdérs in the national territories. until those territories are once more subject to the undisputed authorities of the Federal Gov- ernment under the Constitution ? indiscreetly ventured too near the edge of the rock fo ming a portion of the Central Fall. — At this point the earth above the rock is ince cure, and Mr, Clarke, while passing fo. ward and England as soon as these two men reach. ed there. 5 ceria ge + The last frail hove bias now departed, and the great master spijits of ‘the rebeilion are now our prisoners. - kf a fev more such men would dis “Conservative remnant of the Whig par- ty, who with John Bell and Everett at your head, bore the banner of ‘*The Univn, the Constitution, and the enforcement of the laws throgh the great conflict of 1860, do your hearts, notwithstanding the defection of your chief, still respond to the motto you bore in the battle field, and are you willing by that sign, and by that alone, to conquer a peace for the Union ? “ Democrats of the North, whom the could be captured the rebel army perse without another blow being Strack. Both of these men were ultra, bitter men in the Senate of the United States, and there gave uncontrolled utterance to'theii extreme opirions. #ofh i Mr. Mason was, until the last session of, Qongress, and through nearly the whole of the Winter session, and up un'il he left for good, with his colleague, Mr. Hanter, Unait- man of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. local institution, dependent upon the will of the States in which it exists, but an institu~ tion under the immediate jorisdiction and control of the Federal Government. Much is said about the paramount law of public safety, and the military necessity of eman- cipation. The safety of the Government may in times like these be the supreme law but it does not follow that the Government to catch a closer view of the torent, the earth gave way under his feet, and he was precipi. tated upon the rock below. In the partial darkness, as the mcon was at that moment osc ured by passing clouds, it was almost mpossible to distinguish Mr. Clark’s position and for a moment it was thought that he had been swep over the fall. All was confu The consternation of the rebellious States may be imagined at suddenly waking up to the fact that the war is brought directly home to their own soil and firesides, when they imagined that the fortifications at Man- assas and Richmond interposed an impene- trable barrier to a Northern invasion. — Plant and cultivate your crops.” said Mr. of South Carolina that he comes among them with no feelings of personal animosity nor desire to destroy their property or interfere with any of their lawful rights, or social and ‘ocal institutions, beyond what the necessi- ties of the case may require. But at the same time be tells them plainly and destinct- ly that the “obligation of suppressing arm- Howell Cobb sometime since to the people of Georgia, *‘ for the war has been ¢* trans- ferred to Virginia, leaving you free to pur- *¢ sue your ordinary avocations.” The pre- | cipitatos of rebellion selfishly congratula- ted themselves that, after dragging Virginia into the Confederacy, she would shield them from the calamities of war and bear the brunt of the struggle. And now that the Federal army has penetrated into the very heart-of Sccessiondom, the same selfishness will lead the troops from South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and every Stale accessible by sea to abandon Virginia and hasten home to protect their own sacred soil. Thus the invasion of the cotton States by the Federal army must weaken and dishearten the rebel army mn Virginia, and compel the confederate leaders to abandon the plan which they have no doubt entertained up to a very recent period, of crossing the Potomac above and below Washington, and advancing 1ato Maryland when sixty thousand rebels were to take up - arms and unite with them in driving the Federal Government aud army from Wash- ington. Reinforcements will undoubtedly be hur- ried to South Carolina by our Government, until a large and effective army is concen trated their sufficient for active operations. Other expeditions have already sailed or are about sailing to points in the South. The whole faccof the campaign is rapidly chang- ing. Instead of concentrating their forces to meet the Union troops at one or two im- portant points as the rebels have thus far been enabled to do, their attention will be distracted to va:ious localities, and their forces consequently divided. At no time since the commencement of the war, have affairs worn 80 encouraging an aspect to the Union cause, Day appesrs to be breaking. Thel ng list of blunders and reverses 1t is hoped, has been closed, the tide of success is about to flow Northward, The cheering news from South Carolina and Kentucky is the dawn of a new day, leading to the confl- dent anticipation that before Winter 18 suc- ceeded by Spring, we may sce the end of this rebellion, and the restoration of the authori. ty of the Government from the Potomac to e Gulf of Mexico. : can be saved by destroying its nature and character. The power to save does not involve the ment ? that is temporary. control its machinery, for they are constant- ly changing. But the Government is found~ ed upon certain principals contained in the Constitution of the United States, which 1s the suprem: law of the land. if we destroy this Constitution in thestruggle for its pres= ervation, we are not saving the Government but making a new one. Suppose that in vi- olaiion of the Constitution the Administras tion should issue a decree of universal eman~ cipation, 2s the radical Republicans desire, and that the Union is finally restored by force of arms, what would prevent each Southern State from again enslaving the ne goes ? Nothirg but the assumption of a power by the Federal Government to dic tate to the States the nature of their domes« tic institutions—and if the Federal Govern. ment may say to this or that State *‘ you shall not hold slaves,’ it may also say, ¢ you shall not build canals or railroads, or ¢ determine any of your domestic concerns.” In fact the Federal Government would be- come omnipotent ; the States be wiped out, and in the place of a Union of equal States we would have a grand consolidated Govern- ment. This would be the destruetion of the Union and not its preservation, When men talk about restoring the Union by emancipa- tion and urge the doctrine that the safety of the Government is the supreme law, they do not mean the safety of this constitutional Government, but of another Government they wish to erect upon its ruins. Destruc- tion not preservation ; another Government, not this Government is the object and end to be accomplished by negro emancipation, The time is not far distant when the de- cission of this question cannot be postponed by the Administration. 1t must either — Prtriot and Turon. power to destroy. What 18 our Govern~ It 1s not the Administration, for It is not the men who ¢ ed combinations against the constitutional + authorities is paramount to all others.” — This we conceive to be the true doctrine.— The object of this expedition as of all other expeditions of the Government is to crush the rebellion against the Constitution and the Union and to restore the authority of one and the integrity of the other. The rebel army in their precipitate flight from Port Roy al left behind them a large amount of property consisting of munitions of war and negro slaves, both of which fall into the posession of Gen. Sherman and way be used by him in the manner most condusive to the attainment of the objects he has in view.— If the cannon and ammunition can be used B2ainst the rebels, no one will question that they may be legitimately seized and employ- ed ; but if they are not wanted, the cannon may be spiked and the ammunition destroy- el. Nocommander is expected to encums ber himself with munitions of war that he does not want. So with the slave property. If they can be turned to good use against the enemy well and good. If not, Gen. Shere man is Bo more bound to encumber himself with them than with useless cannon. He may employ a limited number with great advantage, while it would be a serious im-~ pediment to his operations to undertake to feed and protect a large number of negroes should they seek his protection—and might so cripple his movements as to occassion dis- aster and destruction. At the same time, for political as well as military reasons, the instructions of the Secretary of War express- ly forbid a general arming of the negroes. te MR. Savace, United States Vice Consul at Havana, who arrived at New York from Key West on the 10th inst., reports that 1,500 rebels were disaovered by the Federal patrol on Santa Rosa island, some 20 miles from Fort Pickens. The commander of the fleet sent a force who shelled the rebels off the island with great loss. The supposed object of the ene- my was to get together a for ce of 5,000 or yield to the pressure of the Abolitionists, and | more troops, and then make a forced march | ¢ thereby chill the enthusiasm of the conserv-| on Col. Wilson's camp for another night at- | consequence of the stute of his family, Mr. atives or take a bold and unequivocal stand | tack. The above report is brought by the | Everett will be able at present to undertake for the Constitution, the Union and the laws. | steamer Cosmopolitan arrived to-day from | the mission to Europe, whic h has been ten- Havane. : i his last great but disastrons campaign, un- der the banner of ‘ Popular Sovereignty, *’ are you willing. while your hearts yet bleed over the defeat and death of your heroic and patriotic leader, to say, as you muster in hundreds of thousands of stalwart men in the army of the Union, that you wil rise above party as he rose above it, and nnder the command of Abraham Lincoln, his cabi- net and his generals strike manful blows to maintain the sovereignty of the uation under the Federal Constitution, until the dying in- junction of Douglas shall be realized. and all the people of the United States shall ‘*obey the laws and support the Constitution of the United States ¥’ _“ Finally, ye loyal men enrolled for the Union, are you ready to criminate and re- criminate ? Are you ready to cease de~ nouncing as traitors loyal men wko, per- chance, do not go about the streets breathing out threatenings and slaughter ? Will you frown upon and put down, by your precept and exemple, mob and mob law and mob leaders, and maintain the freedom of speech and the press so that every man faitnful to the Government may freely speak and write the truth as he understands it ? Are you ready to admit, by so ding that our great strength as a government lies 1n keeping the issue between freedom and despotism pure and simple ? and that peace and unanimity of sentiment brought about by a despotism, where the bulwarks of civil liberty are bro~ ken, are simply the quiet of death before corruption begins its work ? And are you determined to carry on this war in the spirit of justice, humanity and mercy, not as a war of sections, nor as a war to abolish slavery, nor to blot out or subvert the sovereignty of States, nor in the spirit of conquest to sub- jugate their people, but to compel them, by the stern power they have rashly invoked, to lay down the weapons of their rebellion, and return to their allegiance and to the ex~ ercise and enjoyment of their political rights and powers as coequal States mn the Federal Union 27? These are patriotic sentiments and we have a right to conclude, from the Adminis- tration’s appointment of their utterer, that it sanctions them. They afford but small comfort to the Abolition fanatics.— Cincin- nati Inquirer. rer. . Me: Evererr.—The Boston Daly Adver~ user learns that 1t 1s doubtful whether, in dered him hy Mr. Seward. dauntless and lion hearted Douglas led thr'o sion, and in the wild roar of the cataract it was d ficult to hear his cries for help. At ‘his moment Mr. Howard Paul, of London who was one of the party, sprang forward, and instantly removing his oat, prostrated himself upon the bank, and clinging to the roots of a tree, threw one end of the garment to the unfortunate gentleman, and succeeded at the risk of his own life, in rescuing Mr- Clark from his perilous and fearful position. When discoverd he was hanging to an abuting crag or fragment of rock which forms the precipice of the Central Fall, within a single foot of the immence sheet of falling water which roars and tumbleg a distance of one hundred and fifty feet below A CooL AVENGER.—A mysterious murder took place in a train of the Grand Trunk Railway, between Detroit and Ridgeway. on the night of the 24th ult. While the cars were under full headway, a gentlemanly ap- pearing individual came up the aisle, and without saying a word drew a revolver and fired three times at a stranger sitting on the seat with a Mr. M’Leod. Of course he was instantly killed. The murderer then inquir~ ered of Mr. M'Leod if he was a friend of his, to which he replied that he was always the friend of a dying man. The revolver was then laid down, and the conductor coming along, asked what he did that for. He said: ¢' There lies my revolver with three more balls in it ; takeit and do what you please withit.” The assassin called himself Mc. Donald, and said both himself and the man he had killed were Scotchmen. He appeared to take the matter very coolly, producing a cigar and lighting it as if nothing had hap- pened. The conductor and another person took charge of him afterwards; while on the cars. What became of him in the end is not stated. THE Paris corresnondent of the Courrier des Etats Unis, whose leanings are decidedly Se- cessionward, avefs that the report made by Prince Napoleon of the conditon of affairs in this counry had the effect of bringing France and England to a determination to respect our blockade, and abandon all intentions, at ‘Confederate States” He has been for many years, an enemy to the old Union and Government, and in favor of separation. - His manners have always been most offensive to Southern Union men, and particularly so to Northern Sénators add Representatives and people, u Mr. Slidell was still more reckless and ex* travagant in his notions. In Washington City, being a man of great wealth, he gave splendid entertainments, and gathered about him the extreme Southern men of the Fed: eral Capital. a The Sécretaty of Mr. Slidell, accredited by the Confederates to France, “strange to say, 13 a son of Massachusetts, a descendent of Gov. Eustis, though long a resident of the State of Louisiana, and was, for two terms, elected to Congress from one of the Districts of New Orleans. Mr. Eustis is also & sone in law of Mr. Corceran, the distinguished Washington banker, and ‘was married not long since. hus the last frail hope of the rebels ig departing. The two great master spirits aré our prisoners, and if a-few ‘more such mend could be captured the rebel army would dis. perse without anothér blow beliig Stick: A gentleman who recently escaped fron the valley of Virgina, says that a great change has come over the people within tHe past few weeks.” Those who were loudest in their clamors for accession a few weeks ago are now in favor of peace on any terms. They blame South Carolina for the whole trouble, and hundreds of them are anxiously awaiting an oppportunity to desert the rebel flag and take up arms in denfence of the Union. The rebel troops are generally poor- Iy clothed, and it will be impossible for ther to stand the rigors of a winter campaign. Some THRESHING.—A farmer having a son in Camp Randall at Madison, Wis,, wrote an urgent request to the young man to come home and help do his threshing. Said young man replied : Dear Fataer :—I can’t go home at pres. ent. [ should be very glad to hel p-you, but Uncle Sam has got a d—=d. sight bigger job of threshing on had than you have, and Pm bound to see him out of the woods first.” ee A er The average of bank exchange in New York, says the World, of that city, have increased over a million each day. for the past three weeks in cotisequtetice of .: val of trade. Er * Green Apples are quite plenty in onrmar- ket, and are selhag at $1,00 per bushel.— least for the present, of recogmsing the | Cheap enough. — Couneii Bluff (Iswa) Bu- gle.