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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C.
TIT E GLOBE.
Circulation--the largest in the count✓
Wednesday, November 5, 1856•'
Theid may be many names prominent be
fore, the next House of Representatives of
this State for the Speakership, and in , this
connection Col. J. M. B. PETRIKEN, of Lycom
ing county, is favorably,mentioned. He is a
gentleman of fine address, and. popular man
ners, and if selected to that post, would make
an excellent and. impartial officer. He is a
sterling, hard-working democrat, and during
the late contest, labored with untiring indus
try for the success of the democratic nomi
nees ; but his election was generally consid
ered by the party as a great triumph, and his
selection as Speaker would be hailed with
pleasure by his numerous friends.
i l'hanksgiving in Pennsylvania.
k'ENNSYLVANIA, SS.—ln the name and by
the authority of the Commonwealth of Penn
sylvania. James Pollock, Governor.
FELLOW-CITIZENS :—A public acknowledge
ment to the goodness of Almighty God, and
of our constant dependence upon his provi
dence, is eminently becoming a free and en
As the "Giver of every good and
gift, He has crowned the past year with His
goodness and caused our paths to drop with
fatness." Our Free Institutions, our rights
and our privileges, civil and religious, have
been continued and preserved ; bcience and
Art, with the great interests of Education,
Morality and _Religion, have been advanced,
industry, in all its departments has been
honored and rewarded, and the general con.-
dition of the people improved.
Our Commonwealth has been greatly bless
ed. The ravages of disease and death—of
famine and pestilence—have not been per
mitted to come near us; nor have the horrors
of war disturbed the peaceful quiet of our
homes. The earth has yielded her increase
and richly rewarded the labor of the husband
man. Abundant prosperity, with smiling
plenty and the blessings of health, has been
Acknowledging with gratitude, these bless
ings of a kind Providence, let us "enter into
His gates with thanksgiving and into His
courts with praise; be thankful unto Him,
and bless His name."
k_ Deeply impressed with the importance and
propriety of the duty, and in accordance with
the wishes of many good citizens, I, JAMES
POLLOCK, Governor of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, do hereby recommend THURS
DAY TILE 20TH DAY OE NOVEMBER NEXT,
Day of General Thanksgiving and Praise
throughout this State ; and earnestly implore
the people that, abstaining from all worldly
business and pursuits on that day, they
unite in offering thanks to Almighty God,
for his past goodness and mercy, and. hum
hly 1,08108C21k Tagrys- nn m 44; In wncrs," co. .rwr ;rla
Given under my hand, and the Great Seal of
the State, at Harrisburg, this 21st day of
October, in the year of our Lord, 1856, and
of the Commonwealth the eighty-first.
By' the Governor.
AICDREW G. CURTIN,
Secretary. of the Commonwealth.
[From the Cincinnati Enquirer.]
Sectionalism Rebuked---The General
Amid the fanaticism which has beset sev
eral religious denominations, the phrenzy of
many political preachers, and the unkind
and censorious spirit indulged by certain pas
tors and flocks toward our brethren of the
South, it is refreshing to notice the cordial,
fraternal feelings which seem to animate the
proceedings of the Episcopal Convention,
now assembled in Philadelphia. We refer
especially to their appointment of Richmond,
Virginia, as the place for holding the next
triennial convention. This act is well timed,
and adopted by a body so well entitled to the
respect and reverence of the public, cannot
fail to have a most beneficial influence. The
councils of this great and powerful church
have been uniformly distinguished by a tol
erant and conservative spirit. They truly
represent the Episcopalians of the whole
'United States, and of each separate State and
There may be seen sitting side by side, in
Christian love and fellowship, men from all
the various climes of our wide-spread confed
eracy, eminent for their talents and virtues,
and as less honored for their national patri
otism than the sacredness of their functions.
How different the tone of indulgence and
magnanimity pervading the conduct of these
reverend and honorable' men from the uncan
did, bitter, and intolerant utterances of those
Pulpit demagogues, whom we have hereto
fore felt it our duty to hold up to public rep
We cannot imagine that we shall be thought
to overrate the significance of this selection
of Richmond as the next place of meeting.
It.is the first time the Convention has ever
chosen to go so far South. As the next meet
ing will not be held till 1859, it is a procla
mation to - the North and South of the Con
vention's firm faith in the stability of the
Union, and in the persistence - of one United
Church. If anything were wanting to add
to the influence of these considerations, it
will be found in the singular unanimityy with
which Richmond was fixed upon. The House
of Clerical and Lay Delegates originated the
proposition, and it is understood that every
.Northern Delegate voted /or it. - On reception
by the House of Bishops it was agreed to
unanimously. In the .name of the country
we thank the fathers and members of a
Church that recognizes not the boundary of
Mason and Dixon's line.
Don't Know .what to Say,
A Black Republican stumper in Ohio was
heard to say, a few days ago, that he was
sick of telling these d—d Kansas lies over
and over. He " wished the Republicans
would get LANE back to Kansas and get up a
fight or two, so as to make some new speech
timber." Since peace has been. restored in
Kansas, the Republicans don't know what to
NM-Sin i tic copies of THE GLOBE done up
in. wrappers can always be had at the office.
Democracy is the last resting place of Lin-
ERTY, as the dove returning to the ark, be
cause amidst the waste of waters it could not
find rest for the sole of its foot. So liberty,
seeking to expand its pinions over this hem
isphere, often returns to the bosom of the De
mocracy, bleeding with the shafts which its
enemies have leveled at its breast. There it
hath repre ; there it hath solace ; there it
hath disciples who worship liberty that is
We are in the midst of the nineteenth cen
tury of the Christian era ; in the twentieth
we shall be dust, without a tribute or memo
rial to our memories. " The path of glory
leads but to the grave," but Liberty will sur- .
vive us, and before the dread tribunal of pos
terity we shall be judged according to our
present devotion to the essential principles
which underlie the foundations of human
happiness and prosperity. Present success
is not material: the arts and . diplomacy of
ephemeral politicians may not have been be
queathed to us, but if we will deserve the
laurel of honors the children of the future
will bestow it.
Since it is plain that the first, last great
duty of man is to foster Liberty, and to dif
fuse it, and to give it a habitation everywhere,
let us emulate the example of the heroes
whom history has placed among its defend-
"Oh LIBERTY what crimes are committed in thy name!"
Those words were uttered upon a scaffold,
in the eighteenth century; it is a hundred
years later, and we repeat the cry which that
martyr put up to heaven. We are not sur
rounded by the accessories of death, the
beam, the muffled drum, the funeral bell, the
scaffold ; but we are surrounded by the ene
mies of human liberty, who would precipi
tate moral and physical death upon us if they
had the power to do it.
The Know-Nothing party has inaugurated
its natural reign in this free State, by equal
ized imposition of taxes, acquittal of crimi
nals, embezzlements of public monies, em
ployment of spies, ostracisms and persecu
tions of public officers. They have put tram
mels upon reason and thought, and freedom
of action, and like the holy inquisition, they
deny to free born man the imperceptible
right of acting according to the dictates of
his own conscience. They have shackled him
with oaths repugnant to the spirit of liberty,
and have deliberately violated that provision
of our Magna Charta which made the soil of
America an asylum for children of every
But death has laid his hand upon the Or
der : and the organization which betrayed
-crzy r 'ap
proaching its fall. A weed of unnatural
growth—a vile and obnoxious seed, thrown
by some unfriendly hand into our domain of
freedom=it cannot flourish beneath the shad
ow of the tree of liberty, but it decays and
dies. The sun of reason and refection has
dispelled the mists with which the tempters
veiled the intellects Gf our free born youth.
Absolved once more from their hateful thral
dom—restorecl to their original station among
their fellow-men, they press forward to swell
our ranks and shout our battle-cry.
Throw wide the gates of oblivion, that it
may receive into its bosom the debris of this
fallen order, which carries upon its front the
brand which God placed upon Cain—or let it
wander, like Nazarine, in the deserts of the
earth, without a home to shelter it, without a
pillow to support its drooping head, without
a garment to cover it, without even the power
The grave which the Democratic party has
dug for Black Republicanism is broad and
deep enough for that also. Without the as
severation made by Macbeth to Banquo's
ghost, we will fight the monster of faction in
any shape, material or incorporeal Know-
Nothingism, Black Republicanism, Native
Americanism, or any other name which it
most affects—we contend in the Constitution,
and we say to you as we say to our enemies
across the sea: "You may injure us in the
first onset—you may destroy our seaports and
burn our towns, but in the end we will en
tirely whip you."
From the Troy Times, October 20th.
A Shameful Affair—A Boy almost eaten
up by a Dog.
Yesterday afternoon, while a boy named
James O'Connell, aged about 12 years, son
of Mr. Barney O'Connell, who lives on Third
street, South Troy, was passing along the
side-walk near his father's residence, a man,
name unknown, set upon him a large and
savage bull dog. The boy, on turning and
seeing the dog coming full speed upon him
naturally became very much frightened, and
endeavored to escape by running—,-.the man
meanwhile encouraging the nobler brute on
ward. Of course, the dog speedily overtook
the boy. He caught the lad in the middle
of the back, his teeth sinking to the bone,
when, by clasping his jaws, and jerking with
them, he tore out a strip clean to the bone,
as large as a man's hand ! His rage increas
ing with the taste of blood, it was now im
possible to shake off the dog. He again.
caught the boy by the thigh, and bit out a
piece as large as he could grasp with hi 3
teeth, laying the bone bare here. Another
bite was inflicted upon the leg, but it Was not
so serious as the other. Over two pounds of
flesh must have been extracted by the dog.
The boy was literally being eaten up by the
monster. The brute who set the dog upon
the boy, deserves, as we hope he will receive,
severe punishment. Dr. Burton, who was
called to attend the case, did everything that
lay in his power, but it is hardly possible
that he 'eau recover.
rta..ltaly has been compared to a boot. It
is a:boot that stands grievously in want of
October 14, 1856---Official Returns.
Auditor Gen. Sury'r. Gen
- '''-. SI 4. - " V> ij
t :::, '4 3 . eA' g-, 1 5
Adams, 2312 2267 2313 2265
Allegheny, 8094 12298 8121 12253
Armstrong, 2358 2856 2344 2783
Beaver, 1753 2418 1749 2409
Bedford, 1391 2120 2303 2156
Berks, 10010 3918 9998 3924
Blair, 1920 2612 1917 2595 -
Bradford, 1995 6020 2034 5969
Bucks, 6293 5585 6293 5578
Butler, 2576 3098 2566 3099
Cambria, 275 . 8 1538 2758 1536
Carbon, 1596 931 1588 927
Centre, 2730 2401 2729 2403
Chester, 5879 6244 5891 6242
Clarion 2573 1686 2574 1676
Clearfield, 1831 1179 1839 1171
Clinton 1410 1265 1411. 1265
Columbia, 2645 1167 2649 1185
Crawford, 2874 4461 2885 4456
Cumberland, 3239 2956 3237 2953
Dauphin, 2947 3455 2954 3441
Delaware, 1917 2435 1929 2424
Elk, 494 251 500 253
Erie, 1986 4021 1967 4008
Fayette, 3425 3215 3439 3200
Franklin, 3284 3415 3365 3348
Fulton, 932 676 933 675
Greene, 2644 1544 2649 1545
Huntingdon, 1901 2188 1901 2184
Indiana, 1470 3272 1456 3294
Jefferson, 1319 1458 1318 1438
Juniata, 1302 1261 1299 1257
Lancastr, 8067 10421 8072 10413
Lawrence, 1109 2682 1105 2684
Lebanon, 2242 2773 2243 2770
Lehigh, 4050 3181 4056 3168
Luzerne, - 5516 4537 5550 4585
Lycoming, 3152 2707 3117 2726
McKean, 464 705 486 700
Mercer, 2599 3400 2590 3416
Mifflin, 1536 1564 1553 1559
Monroe, 2039 492 2036 514
Montgomery, 6753 4711 6738 4757
Montour, 1186 654 1191 649
Northampton, 4668 2337 4674 ' 2314
Northumberl'd, -2837 1680 2839 1689
Perry, 2060 1969 2062 1964
Philadelphia, 36006 32571 36023 32350
Pike, 797 246 795 254
Potter, 680 1112 676 1112
Schuylkill, 6345 4624 6336 4628
Somerset, 1776 2543 1774 2542
Snyder, 1118 1363 1108
Susquehanna, 2307 3333 2315 3423
Sullivan, 506 321 504 316
Tioga, 1099 3666 1098. 3676
Union, 1019 1482 1018 r 1479
Irenango, 1975 1963 1984' 1964
Warren, 1152 1673 1162 1660
Washington, 4320 4419 4319 4390
Wayne, 2176 2056 2180 2051
Westmoreland, 4906 4277 4905 4285
Wyoming, 1054 1054 1064 1051
York, ' 6138 4534 6140 4521
Total, 212468 209261 212623 . 208888.
t:naiority.,__ _ ..32.97 ___ __!,373,5i, ''._ ..
Official Vote for Canal Commissioner.
Scott, D. Cochran,: U.
Adams, 2309 2270
_ _ _
Allegheny, 8084 12319
Armstrong, 2411 2806
Beaver, 1761 2410
Bedford, 2296 2173
Berks, 10000 3939
Blair, 1930 2626
Bradford, 2042 6017
Bucks, 6265 5609
Butler, 2560 3098
_ . _
Cambria, 2739 1556
Carbon, 1591 • 938
Clarion 2587 . 1680
Clearfield, 1841 1181
Clinton, 1408 1277
Columbia, 2896 1097
Crawford, 2895 4161
Cumberland, 3226 2975
Dauphin, 2944 3469
Delaware, 1919 2438
Elk, 492 253
Erie, 1980 4083
Fayette, 3418 3235
Franklin, 3300 3416
Fulton, 933 670
Greene, 2647 1558'
Huntingdon, 1910 2196
Indiana, 1500 3317
Jefferson, 1326 1449
Juniata, 1311 1262
Lancaster, 8029 10473
Lawrence, 1107 2785
Lebanon, 2242 2776
Lehigh, 4063 3192
Luzerne, 5563 4562
Lycoming, 3139 . 2736
McKean, 498 730
Mercer, 2596 3434
Mifflin, 1550 1569
Monroe, - 2047 528
Montgomery, 6727 4783
Montour, 1221 660
Northampton, 4G64 2344
Northumberland, . 2894 1716
Perry, 2945 1970
Philadelphia, 36038 32604
Pike, 815 254
Potter, 674 1117
Schuylkill, 6361 4623
Somerset, 1773 2547
Snyder, 1123 1377
Susquehanna, 2320 3424
Sullivan, 591 334
Tioga, 1111 3689
Union, ' 1043 1483
Venango, 1989 1964
Warren, ' 1160 1652
Washington, 4316 4424
Wayne, 2192 2055
Westmoreland, 4920 4284
Wyoming, 1081 1040
York, 6076 4594
Total, 212886 210112
Ist Dist. Philadelphia City—Wk. A. Crabbe
and Charles B. Penrose.*
2d " Phila. county—N. B. Browne, IL
Ingram and R. L. Wright.*
3d " Montgomery—Thomas P. Knox.
4th " Chester and Delaware--Tas. 1. Lew_
sth " Berks—John C. Evans.
6th " Bucks—Jonathan Ely.
7th " Lancaster and Lebanon—John W.
Killinger and Jacob G: Shuman.
Dauphin and Northumberland—
David Taggart. '
Northampton and Lehigh—Joseph
Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne
—James H. Walton.
Adams and Franklin—George IV.
York—William H. Welsh.
Cumberland and Perry—H. Fet
Centre, Lycoming, Clinton and Sul
livan—Andrew Gregg. '
Blair, Cambria and Huntingdon
Luzerne, Montour and Columbia—
George P. Steele.*
Bradford, Susquehanna and Wy
oming—E. Reed Myer.*
Tioga, Potter, McKean, Elk, Clear
field and Jefferson—H. Souther.
Mercer, Venango and Warren—
G. W. Scofield.*
Erie and Crawford--D. A. Finney.
Butler, Beaver and Lawrence—
John R. Harris.*
Allegheny—Wm. Wilkins and Ed.
Washington and Greene—John C.
Somerset, Bedford and Fulton—F.
Armstrong, Indiana and Clarion—
Titian J. Coffey.*
Juniata, Mifflin and Union—Tames
Westmoreland and Fayette— Wm.
28th " Schuylkill—C. M. Straub.
Democrats, 15 ; Opposition, 18 ; New Sen
ators marked with a star.
HOUSE OF REP
John Musselma,n, Op
W. E. Stevenson, Op
C. S. Eyster,
John P. Peters, "
J. B. Backhouse, "
N. Voeghtley, jr. "
.J. K. Calhoun, D.
W. ?4. Abrams,
R. J. Nicholson, "
Dl. L. Imbrie, Op.
Ceo. P. Shaw,
A. W. Crawford, "
G. N. Smith, D.
Wm. C. Reamer,"
J. Law. Getz, D
Wm. Heins, tt
B. Nunemacher, "
BLAIR AND HUNT.
J. 11. Wintrode, Op
J. M. Gibboney, "
J. B. G. Babcock, Op
Cullen. F. Nichols, "
John Mangle,. D..
Alex. B. Johnson, D.
John 11. Lovett,
"CAIOIO • ZwirtGfr.
Herman Rapp, D.
John Smith, D
Dr. E. V. Dickey, Op
James Penrose, `•
Paxton Vickers, "
Seth A. Backus, D.
J. M. B. Petriken, D
Isaac Benson, Op.
COLUMBIA AND MoN
Peter Ent, D.
Joseph Brown, Op
Leonard Reed, "
James Anderson, D.
David Mumma, Op.
John Wright, "
Hiram Cleaver, Op.
W. Warner, Op.
Gideon J. Ball, "
George Jacobs, Op.
John Witherow, "
FAYETTE AND WEST
Henry D. Foster, D
Samuel A. Hill, "
Peter A Johns, "
Democrats 54—Opposition 46
Senate, • 18 15
House of Representatives, 46 54
Derr. maj. on joint ballot
One Democratic member of the Legisla
ture lost his election in Washington county
by 9 votes ; another in 'Mifflin by 25 anoth
er in Adams by 20; another in Franklin by
5 ; another in the Clinton, Lycoming and
Potter district by 23 ; and another in Chester
by 17 majority.
A Pretty Woman.
The subjoined waif we have discovered in
an exchange :
A pretty woman is one of the "institu
tions"of the country—an angel in dry goods
and glory. She makes sunshine, blue sky,
Fourth of July, and happiness, wherever she
goes. Her path is one of delicious roses,
perfumes and beauty. She is a sweet poem,
written in rare curls and choice calico, and
good principles. Men stand up before her as
so many admiration points, to melt into
cream and then butter. Her words float
round the ear like music, birds of Paradise,
or the chimes of Sabbath bells. Without her,
society would lose its truest attraction, the
church its firmest reliance, and young men
the very best of comforts and company. Her
influence and generosity restrain the vicious,
strengthen the weak, raise the lowly, flannel
shirt the heathen, and strengthen the faint
hearted. Wherever you find the virtuous
woman, you also find pleasant fireside boquets,
clean clothes, order, good living, gentle hearts,
music, light and model "institutions" gener
ally. She is the flower of humanity, a very
Venus in dimity, and her inspiration is the
breath of Heaven.
It K. Campbell, D.
R. B. Moorhead, Op.
Wm. Hamilton. Op
J. A Hiestand, 6,
P. W. Housekeeper,"
C. S. Kauffman, "
Jos. D. Pownall, "
C. E. Hoffman, Op.
Steuben Jenkins, D.
Thomas Smith, "
Samuel Kerr, Op.
S. P. MeCalmont, "
Thos. Struthers, `,4
John Purcell, Op
MONROE AND PIKE
L. Westbrook, D.
Jos. W. Hillegas, D.
A. W. Longaker, "
John A. _Trines, D. ,
Jesse Pearson:: !'
J. V. Zimmerman, D
Chas.. C. Brandt, D.
S. S. Bishop, Op.
Geo. T. Thorn, Op.
Jacob Dock, Op.
John Ramsey, P.
Simeon B. Chase, Op
Alfred Hine, 6 6
William B. Lebo, D.
G. N. Wagonseller, "
C. M. Leisenring, D
T. Yearsley, 64
Charles Carty, it
Abraham Arthur, "
John Hancock, Li
Robert B. Knight, "
John Wharton, "
Fred. J. Walter, . "
Henry- A. Gildea, "
Jonas Augustine, Op.
L. P. Williston, Op.
Thomas Bower, D.
J. S. Vanvoorhis, Op.
John C. Sloan, ~
N. W. Vail, D.
James Ramsey, D.
Samuel Manear, "
Pull Pahiculars of the Battles of Mas
saya and Granada.
Terrible Scenes in Granada !—Wholesale
Murders and Robberies!
• Our files of New Orleans papers to the 23d
are at hand. They contain the details of
the late Nicaraguan news.
Capt. Williams, of Gen. Walker's army,
who came as a passenger in the Tennessee,
gives detailed accounts of the battles fought
at Massaya and Granada. His report agrees
with that telegraphed.
Gen. Walker was preparing to march in
pursuit of the enemy. .
The howitzers and Minnie rifles sent froin
New York, were received previous to the
Minister Wheeler was dangerously ill,
having been attacked with a fit of apoplexy.
CAPT. WILLIAMS' STATEMENT.
Gen. Walker was well advised of the move
ments of the enemy, hut with his usual cau
tion he kept his information and plans from
the public. About the Ist of October, the
order was given for the outgarrisoris at San
Carlos, Rivas, Tipitapa, and Managua, to
concentrate on Granada. Shortly afterward
the advanced guard at Massaya was ordered
to fall back also upon the capital. It at once
became evident that Gen. Walker had deter
mined to draw the enemy on, and choose his
own ground for the battle.
On the evening of the 11th, he left Grana
da with 1100 men for Massaya. This is a
town situated some fifteen miles from Grana
da, containing about 8000 inhabitants. Na
ture has endowed it with many advantages.
It has two plazas, in the centre of the prin
cipal one stands a large church, on either
side a few shops. The iouseS are principally
built of adobe. It was here that Lien. Walk
er had determined to meet the forces of the
Allies. The troops marched nearly all night
over a very muddy and slippery road, and
before the morning of the 12th, were before
the town, which was in possession of the
enemy, who were said to be about 4000
Being advised of the approach of General
Walker, they had advanced on the road from
the town with a strong body of troops. Either
side of the road was lined with high bushes
and cactus. At daybreak Gen. Walker form
ed his men in column, and ordered a charge
at once. The rush was made' ' and the enemy
broke and fled before the head of the column
could reach them. The Americans kept on
and followed the enemy into the town, where
they were strongly posted in the plazas and
streets. After a gallant fight, which had
lasted all through the day and evening, Gen.
Walker was in position at 11 P. M., with his
howitzers before the main plaza, ready to
open uron the enemy in the morning. The
artillery had been brought up through the
walls of the houses, which were cut through
for that purpose. The troops were ordered
at this hour to sleep on their arms. They
had fought hard, and they slept-well.
About half-past 2 A. M. an ex . press from
Granada arrived, advising 'Gen. Walker that
the city had been attacked at noon of the
day before, by a force of nearly 1,400 men,
fHo~o Caro from thA hacienda. of Slim .Jacinto.
and had been joined by bodies of troops from
San Salvador and Guatemala, with a few
Chamoiristas. They had advanced upon
Granada by a different road from that lead
ing to Massaya, and had surrounded the city,
attacking it on all sides. There were very
few troops, which, with the American citi
zens left in the city, did not amount to over
150 men. These took possession of the ord
nance department, guard-house, hospital,
and principal church, all on the main plaza,
and the ladies to3k refuge in the house of
the American Minister and some of the for
eign Consulates. The handful ofmen defend
ed the plaza successfully for twenty-four
The enemy ransacked every house in search
of Americans end money. Mr. Lawless, the
Rev. Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Pergusson and
son were dragged into the streets and mur-*
dered. Gen. Walker's residence was pillag
ed and his papers scattered over the floor in
the wild hunt for plunder. About 10 A. M.,
of the 13th, the gallant band in the plaza
heard the first intimation that succor was at
hand in the booming of the howitzers and
the rattle of the musketry in the attack of
Gen. Walker on the enemy at Jail eba Church,
about three-quarters of a mile immediately
behind the Ordinance Department.
Immediately on receiving the news brought
to Massaya by the express, Gen. Walker va
cated that town with all his troops, and com
menced a forced march for Granada. At 10
A. M., he attacked the enemy, who were post
ed in force on the height of - the Jalteba
Church, and charging at once, captured two
field pieces, and drove them, at the point of
the bayonet, into and through the city. The
rout commenced in every direction. But on
all sides they were met by parties that Gen.
Walker had ordered to make a detour round
the city, and their dispersion was complete.
It was estimated that about 400 of the al
lies were killed at Massaya, and an equal
number at Grenada. Nearly every house on
the evening of the 13th, when our informant
left, was filled with their wounded. The loss
of the Americans in both engagements was
only 16 killed and 25 wounded. We have
not been able to learn the names of any of
the killed. Among the wounded are Capt.
Bell, Dr. Scott, Capt. Hardy, Mr. Tabor, ed
itor of the Nicaraguense: Capt. Green, Har
bormaster, Capt. Pickersgill, and Major Giles.
The enemy were reported to be retreating
from Massaya, and Gen. Walker would ad
vance northward as soon as his troops had
some little rest.
Capt. Williams informs us that his bag
gage was packed ready to start when the at
tack took place. He was rifled of everything
by the enemy in the assault on Granada. In
his trunk was nearly two hundred letters from
persons in the United States, but he was able
to gather up only a few of them, and many
of these without their envelopes, after the
route of the enemy. Those he saved, have
been mailed here.
A company of Gen. Walker's troops are
stationed on the San Juan river, at the mouth
of the Serapiqui, and about 100 recruits ar
rived at Greytown on the Tennessee. They
would proceed to Granada at once.
Captain Williams informs us that he learn
ed from one of the men who returned from
the battle of San Jacinto, that Mr. Callahan,
our late esteemed correspondent, was last seen
wounded, and nearly exhausted, pursued by
some cavalry, and endeavoring to get into the
bush. In this he did not succeed, as the hor
ses were nearly upon him at that time.
THE SLAVERY DECREE.
We find in the papers no decree relative to
the re-institution of slavery . . and think the
announcement of that step by the Texas, at
New York a few days since, was unfounded.
The following is a resume of the condition of
Gen. Walker's forces and resources, publish
ed on the 11th, just before the advance on
All the internal and external foes of the
States have been straining their utmost ener
gy to cripple us at a season - when it was im
possible to 'take the field ; and yet, despite all
these obstacles, the Government stands firm
er than it ever did. With two thousand men
capable of bearing arms, with all the im
provements of warfare, with a better knowl
edge of the country, with a steamship line
bringing means to us at every juncture, and
with renewed confidence, how can we enter
tain an opinion contrary to the speedy and
certain restoration of peace 'and executive' au
thority over all the departments of the State?
It is only a matter of time, of weeks, before
this whole difficulty will be terminated. .
Interesting from New Mexico
[Correspondence of the St. Louis Republican.]
INDEPENDENCE, Oct. 23, 1856
The Santa Fe mail reached here to-day-
By it we have little news of importance.
Business of every kind is reported to be dull,
and trade, unless the mines yield more
readily than usual, or the gold hunting ex
peditions turn out more favorably, must con
tinue to offer little inducements to adventu
rers. The quartz chrushing apparatus, intro
duced into the Territory recently, have not
yet fulfilled the sanguine expectations of the
proprietors, and unless their erection is com
pleted soon, many will begin to lose faith in
the firmness of the companies.
It is certainly true that the refuse material
at the "placers, ' 'if properly used, will yield
very abundantly of theprecious metal, and
we will await with anxiety to hear of the re
sults of the different enterprising companies
who have already their apparatus in the Ter
ritory. The Indian relation with the depart
ment has not much changed since I last wrote
to you. The majority of the tribes are com
paratively quiet, yet, true to their natures,
they cannot let an opportunity escape for com
mitting theft. Those most noted for this are
the Mescaleros, and it is said their depreda
tions arise from the fact that the Senate failed
to ratify the treaty made with them.
The liowahs tried their hands recently in
the same way, and were proceeding still fur
ther to deeds of daring in the Nabajo coun
try, but were turned back.
In military matters, General Garland and
Major Brooks were aLout leaving for the
States. Col. Bonneville, in the absence of
the General, will command the department,
and has removed the Regimental Head-Quar
ters to Santa Fe. The Rifles, who are to re
place the Dragoons, are on their way up the
valley of the Del Norte ; their Head-Quarters
will be at Fort Union.
In local matters, the work on the State
House is progressing rapidly, and before cold
weather sets in the work will have reached
the second story. Nothing has, as yet, been
done on the penitentiary—a building, judging
from the necessities of the country, which
needed erection previous to any other. The
summer and fall rains have been very abun
dant, and many houses have suffered incon
On the first Monday in September the elec
tions wers k held, and the Democrats have a
majority in both Houses. The mail party
had a pleasant trip out and in, barring one
or two cold rains. In the outward bound
train, Mr. Porthoff, a passenger, accidentally
shot himself in the hand. Quite a number
of Cheyenes and other. Indians were seen on
the route, but offered no violence.
Wealth of British Aristocracy.
The Duke of Bedford includes, or included,
a mile square in the heart of London, where
the British Museum, once Montague House,
now stands, and the land occupied by Wo
burn Square, Bedford Square, Russell Square.
The Marquis of Westminster built, within a
few years, the series of squares called Bel
gravia. Stafford House is the noblest place
in London. Northumberland house holds its
place by Charing ; Chesterfield House re
mains in Audley street. Sion House and
Holland House are in the suburbs. But
most of the historical houses are masked or
lost in the modern uses to which trade or
charity has converted them. A multitude of
town places contain inestimable galleries of
art. in the country the size of private es
tates is more impressive. Fromßarnard Cas
tle I rode on the highway twenty-three miles
from High Force, towards Darlington, east
Ruby Castle through the estate of the Duke
of Cleveland. The Marquis of Breadalbane
rides out of his house a hundred miles in a
straight line, to the sea, on his own proper
ty. The Duke of Sutherland owns the coun
ty of Sutherland, stretching across Scotland
from sea to sea.
The Duke of Devonshire, besides his other
estates, owns ninety-six thousand acres in the
county of Derby. The Duke of Richmond
has forty thousand at Goodwood, and three
hundred thousand at Gordon Castle. • The
Duke of Norfolk's park in Sussex is fifteen
miles in circuit. An agriculturalist bought
lately the Island of Lewes, in Hebrides, con
taining five hnndred thousand acres. The
possessions of the Earl of Londsdale gave
him eight seats in Parliament. This is the
Heptarchy again ; and before the reform: of
1832, one hundred and fifty-four persons sent
three hundred and seven members to Parlia
ment. The borough mongers governed Eng
These large dominions are growing larger.
In 1786 the soil of England was owned by
two hundred •thousand corporations and pro
prietors ; and in 1822 by thirty-two thousand.
These broad estates find room on this narrow
island. All over England, scattered at short
intervals among shipyards, mines and forges,
are - the paradises of the noble, where are
lifelong repose and refinement, heightened
by the contrast with the roar of industry and
necessity out of which you have stepped
aside.—R. W. Emerson's English Travels.
CHILD CARRIED OFF BY A BEAR.—One of
those fearful incidents occurred near the vil
lage of Neshota, on Saturday week, which
go so far to create the thrilling interest in
written romance of pioneer life; Just before
sunset, a child, five years old, was seized in
presence of its mother, by a full grown bear,
and in spite of its screams, and the frantic
efforts of its mother, was borne into the
thicket. The alarm was given, and the men
with clubs and firearms, commenced search
ing the woods, but up to Tuesday nothing
had been found of it, upon which to base a
conjecture with reference to its fate. Bears
are quite plenty in this neighborhood, but
this is the first instance where human life
has been sacrificed by them, though they
have frequently carried off stock from the
farmers, coming up, as in this case, to the
door of the house.—..ifunitowoc (Wis.) Trir