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Wednesday Morning, May 8,1866.
WILLIAM BREWSTER, Editor.
SAM. G. WHITTLRER.
The "JOURNAL' , has 300 Subscri
bers more, than any other paper
in this county.
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who are author
ised to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.'
We do tills - for the convenience of our subscri•
bens living at a distance from Huntingdon.
JOHN W. THOMPSON, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL Coss, East Barren,
GEonclE W. CORNELIUS. Cromwell township.
HENRY HUDSON, Clay township.
DAVID ETNIRE, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. Astrcom, Penn township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERS', Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFEY, Jackson township,
ROBERT M'BURNEY, «
COl. JNO. C. WATSISN, Brady township,
Monism BROWN, S - pringfleld township,
Wm. HUTCHINSON, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JAMES MCDONALD, Brady township,
GEOROE W. WHITTAKER, Petersburg,
HENRY NET?, West Barren.
JOHN 13ALSBACH, Waterstreet,
Maj. CHARLES MICKLEY. Tod township,
A. M. BLArn, Dublin township,
GEonow Armors, Esq., Tell township,
JAMEs CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Maj. W. Moose, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLAcs, Union Furnace.
SIMEON WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq., Cass township.
SAMUEL WIGTON, Esq., Franklin township.
DAVtD PARKER, Esq., Warriorsmark.
DAVID AURAE., Esq., Todd township.
DR. J. ALFRED SHADE.
♦ few loads of WOOD at the Journal Office,
Advertisers will take notice that their
advertisements to secure a place in the
Journal must be handed in on Tuesday
We invite especial attention to the new
advertisements in to•day's paper.
1111'Hussey & Wells, Pork Packers.
Neman & Warnick, Stove dea le rs.
Orphans' Court Sale,
111111rWheat, flour, hams, shoulders, dri•
ed apples, &c., by Cunningham & Dunn,
11:7" Sheriff's sale.
Fire in Hollidaysburg.
We understand that on last Saturday a
week, two fires broke out in Hollidaysburg
doing an amount of injury. McFarland's
Cabinet Ware Rooms and a Temperance
House occupied by one Cooper, and own
ed we believe by our townsman John G.
Miles, Esq., were almost destroyed by the
devouring element. We have not, as yet,
understood how the bre originated.
Price of Flour.
The highest figure which flour has been
up to within the last sixty years, was *l5
in 1796. It was sold in the New York
Market, during the year of the Irish fam
ine for $9 12 per bbl. In 1837 flour tou
ched $ll per bbl., but at the 'present time
it has swept ahead of that mark, and has
reached an almost 'starving point' for poor
families. 'The high price of the "staff of
life," at the present time, may be attribut
ed to the war in the East, which has been
the means of stopping intercourse between
the Russian Ports, and England.
"The Angel Gabriel, Jr.":
Our esteemed friend of the Globe has
.conferred the above title on our humble sell
a title, our modesty almost forbids us ac
cepting. But, we are obliged to our wor
thy friend of the "neuter gender" for the
comparison. Like our illustrious name
sake we have a mission. His, to summon
the inhabitants of the Globe to judgment;
ours, to bring the editor of the Globe.—
So "Dad" if you would like to try your
hand at a "rough and tumble" fight, trot
out your phantom. It won't he the first
instance of a fight between an angel and a
fallen being. We read of one in the boo,c
somewhere, but your predecessor came out
at the "little end of the horn." If you,
engage in a "fag and fag" with Gabe, Jr.,
you'll be likely to stick in the horn, alto
Why is it 1
The locofoco press of our country is en
deavoring to gull the W higs into acting
contrary to their principles, and forsaking
them to cooperate with Locofocos, by try
ing to bring up charges against the new so.
ciety of Know Nothings, which proclaim
Know Nothingism as antagonistic to repub
licanism. This is the hue and cry of all
Locofoco journals, from the organ at Wash
ington, down to the puny, disgusting sheet
of "apple-butter" ndtoriety. But we are
of the opinion that "every tub stands best
on its own bottom," and that the Whigs of
the country have been battling too long and
faithfully against Locofocoistn to be caught
by"lly traps" now. We sincerely believe
Locofocoistn to be entirely destitute of ev
ery principle of real worth: and need we
call upon Whigs, who all know Site same,
to beware of this abortion. We were led
to these remarks by the tnysterious work
ingi of Locofocoism in Allegheny and Phil
per The crops in our county look re.
marks My well.
By late advices from Europe per steam
er Atlantic, we have intelligence of great
moment relative to the allies and the war.
The long talked of and long anticipated
bombardment of Sevastopol, has at length
actually began. We are informed that a
battery of five hundred guns had opened
on the Russian fortifications and without
any apparent injury to them. up to the la
test accounts. The Russian accounts (al
ways the most reliable,) say that whatev
er damage is done through the day, is ve
ry speedily repaired during night. Our
humble opinion is and ever has been that
the allies have to meet obstacles ere Sevas
topol falls, which they cannot surmount.
That a mighty effort will be made to cap
ture this fomidable barrier between the al
lies and a peace, cannot be doubted. The
pride of England and France, the future
of Turkey, all are hazarded in the success
or failure of the present struggle. The
motive which actuated England and France
to take sides with the Sultan against the
Russian Autocrat, was not a good one ; it
was not for any particular regard or friend
ship these nations had for weak and imbe
cile Turkey, it was for the purpose of clip.
ping and injuring the powers of a nation
which threatened to distance them in the
march of improvement and prosperity.—
The motive therefore which led England
to league with the Mahometans. in the pre
sent war was a selfish one, and should be
so regarded by the civilized world.
Should the allies succeed in capturing the
renowned fortress nothing will follow but
the renewal of the scenes of Moscow ren
dered ten times more terrible by explosion
for, we are creditably informed that the
works in and around Sevastopol are all un
dermined, and therefore, the capture of any
part or portion of the fortifications of the
city would be marked by its explosion.—
Need we ask whether this may be so—in
Russia there is at present as willing hearts
and ready hands as lit the torch at Moscow,
where the sun of the great "uncle of his
nephew" suffered its first eclipse. May
we not believe that the seige of Sevasto
pol will result as disastrously to the pre
sent combination of European monarchies
as did the campaign of Napoleon I, many
years ago. _ _
Louis Napoleon made a visit to England
a short time ego, and was received with
the most lively demonstrations of joy and
esteem, by the John Bulls. The Qu.en of
that model nation of cockneys and syco
phants smferred on him the high title of
kniglß of some concern or other, by fast
ping a garter around his Highness' leg!
Poor Louis little dreamt of such condescen
sion when he played the part of constable
in "famous London town." But times are
changing, and England has fallen. She
no longer occupies the station of a consis•
tent nation, but has proven herself wholly
unworthy the birth place of many patriot
I is men, vho once gloried in the name of
The present war has shown France in
what point she is superior to England. Tt
has proven conclusively whether England'
is longer entitled to the appellation of the
"mistress of nations:" it shows to France
and the world, that either Englishmen
have degenerated since the days of Wa
terloo, or that the victoiY there gained by
them, was owing more to accident than
superior good management or bravery on
their part. An invasion of England may
no longer appear to be that impracticable
or improbable affair it was some time ago.
The election in the city of Philadelphia
has resulted in the selection of the Whig
and American candidates. The Locofoco
party had made a strenuous effort to en
gage the Whigs on their side, and succee
ded partially in forming a 'fusion" ticket.
But the election has proven that the Amer.
ican party in Philadelphia, in conjunction
with the Whigs who acted with it, is a
match for any and all the elements of op
position which can be arrayed against it
The result is about as follows : For
City Commissioner, Hill, Whig and Amer
ican, had 22,406 votes, and Sherry, Loco
foco, 22,209. Hill's majority being 197.
His actual majority, however, is 374, he
having received 197 more votes in the 7th
Ward, which were cast out on account of
the middle letter of the name being a mis
For City Treasurer, Morton, Whig and
American, had 22,458, and Hagert, Fu.
sion, 22,036 ; the majority for Morton be
ing 422. la the Common Council the
Whigs and Americans have 43 and the
Locofocos 34 members.
This is not altogether a full vote of the
city, but may be taken as the probable
strength of the Know Nothings there, but
it is asserted that there are at the least cal
culation 5000 Fusionists who will support
the Afherican candidate at the next Presi
Tux LUMBER TRADE.—The Columbia
Spy says the run of lumber thus lar has
been great, and that is still striving, the
river continuing in the best rafting order.
Some of the oldest inhabitants say there
never was as much at Columbia at ono
time, within their recollection. As yet
the sales have been extremely limited pur
chasers holding off under the expectation
of lower rates, while the lumberman
maintain that they will not be lower,—
The prices demanded are about similar to
those of liirt r
What's become of It.
The Washington Union, asks the above
question relative to the whereabouts of the
"old patriotic Whig party, that once boast
ed of a Clay, a Webster," &c. It mani
fests a strong desire to save the party from
becoming contaminated and injured by the
"bloody Know Nothings !" This is a
strange tune for the organ of Mr. Pierce to
grind out. Afraid of the Whig Party of
the United States becoming extinct ! Oh
Mr Union, spare your fears, and we will
call upon you when we desire your sym
pathetic tears. It Is a strange, a remark
able affair, for the Union to ask such ques
tions, when well it knows the Whig party
is triumphantly progressing in the march
of prosperity. The Union really from be
ing a persecutor, has become a political
philanthropist and supplicant. But can
that distressed organ of the Administration
tell what has has become of the great and
overwhelming Pierce party! A history of
its decline and death would, we know, be
highly interesting at this time, especially
to the "old patriotic Whigs," whose can
didate for President the Union once decla
red to be a "gambler, a Sabbath breaker,
a duelist, and a murderer."
A WORD TO THE WISE, &0..
We seo by a recent action in one of our
eastern cities that an editor has recovered
the full amount of his subscription against
a delitivent subscriber. The facts of the
case are as follows :
A person subscribed for a paper, and af-
ter a certain time discontinued, by sending
his paper back, without any other notice ;
the subscriber had not paid anything on
the paper. No regard wes paid to the no.
tice, and the paper was sent on as usual.
The subscrib.•r was sued, and the edi•
for recovered the full amount of his claim
against him. The decision was that such
notice of discontinuance. was not lawful.
Subscribers will malce a note of this,
and take notice that all notices•of a discon
tinuance must be by letter, otherwise, ed
itors and publishers may continue sending
their journals, and recover the full amount
for the same by a due course of law.
We invite the attentfon of newspaper
subscribers to the above fact.
"A GOD SEND."
If the "new society" had not sprang up
into what a predicament would the Loco•
foco journals have been at the present time
for something to talk about. "Behold how
gr at a matter a little fire kindleth," for
now it is all commotion in the camp, and
frothing and foaming, and all on account
of the new order As "straws tell which
way the wind blows," although we are no
prophet nor the son of a prophet, present
appearances would appear to intimate a ra
pid dissolution of the so called Democracy
from the fact that the followers of that par
ticular political organization are Ariving to
gain popularity by kicking against public
opinion, and are denouncing a portion of
their fellow•citizens for using the same
privilege they do themselves.
OUR BOOK TABLE.
The Railway Guide for the month of
Mny is before us. It is a useful work giv
ing the distances between places on the
line of railroad in the United States, the
time of starting of the trains, &c.
The Farm Journal for May, is on our
table, and is a fine No. It should be in
the hands of all farmers. Meredith &Co
34, North 7th st Phila , publishers
The May number of the school Journ
al is also before us It is an excellent ed•
ucational work, and should be patronized.
T. 11. Burrowes, Lancaster, Pa.
Kennedy's Bank Note Review has been
received. The Review is the best work
of tho kind published in the United States,
and can be had at 72, 3d at., Pittsburg, at
$1 a year.
The Knickerbocker's on hnnd, much im
proved. Address. i 18, Broadway, N. Y.
Kr "We are daily receiving subecri.
Glad to hear it, but don't believe it
'Case why, we don't think the people of
our county are so easily pleased.
er- A quantity of matter has been
crowded out of this week's paper by the
Particulars of Itiot at Chicago.
The Chicago papers bring us extended par
tieulars of the riot in that city on Saturday
week, of which the telegraph has given the
main facts. It appears the city councils, some
weeks ago, raised the price of license to Hell li.
quors to 5300 per year, and stipulated that all
licenses should cense on the first of July, when
the prohibitory law goes into effect, provided
it is ratified by the people at the June election.
A number of . persons, thereupon refused to
take out licenses, and persisted in selling.—
Against these suits were brought, and the trials
were set down for Saturday week. The excite•
meet, in the meantime, rapidly increased, and
on Saturday a large and excited crowd with.
ered in and about the court house, blocking up
every avenue thereto to such an extent that the
Mayor was compelled to summons the police
and order the passages to be cleared. One
man only refused to obey the officers. and the
attempt to eject him led to the mob, the call
ing out of the military, and the wounding of
several persons, after some desperate fighting.
The police were repeatedly fire&upon, and one
of them, named Hunt, fell with three balls in
his body. His arm was subsequently amputa•
ted. Nathan Weston, another officer, was
dangerously if not fatally wounded. Two otli•
ere wore also injured. The man who shot
Hunt was pursued by a citizen, fired upon and
taken to jail in a dying state. His name was
Peter Martin. Fifty-six arrests were made.—
The police were on duty during Saturday night
and on Sunday, and every person found on the
streets with firemrms was arrested. Boys
were not permitted to be out after dark, and
she moat effectual measures wore adopted to
stop the rioters, and bring them to punishment.
A number of them were severely wounded, and
fliiwis ter, r,terrl.
NINE DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE ATLANTIC.
VIENNA CONFERENCE ENDED.
THE DEMANDS OF THE ALLIES RE
JECTED Br RUSSIA.
BOMBARDMENT OF SEVASTOPOL.
England Assents to Napoleon taking nom•
maud of the allied army.
The steamship Atlantic, Captain 'West, arri
ved at New York, on the 4th mat., with Liver
pool dates to the 23d ult.
The Atlantic sailed from Liverpool at 2
o'clock on the afternoon of Monday, the 23d
ult., having been detained to effect some
repairs to her machinery.
the Asia arrived at Liverpool, noon of Son.
day, 22d. She was detained three hours off
the bar, entrance to the Mersey, for want of wa
The conference are in their last agony. Rus
sia absolutely refuses to assent to the Smite.
tion of her power in the Black Sea, but offers
to permit the maintenance of a Turkish arma
ment equal to her own on the Black Sea wa
ters,provided the Sect of no other nation have
the right of entree. France and England, after
vainly insisting on the unconditional reduction
of the Russian power, admit that Russia's pro.
positions are 'worthy of consideration," the
more so that Austria has definitely refused to
second the Western powers in their "hutnilia•
tint; demands" on the Czar. It is now gene
rally confessed, although reluctantly, that the
utmost to be expected from Austria is the
maintenance of a strict neutrality. Lord John
Russell and Drouyn de l'Huys had been order
Affairs are considerably more active in the
Crimea. The general bombardment, from 500
guns, was opened on Sevastopol on the 9th
April, preparatory to the assault, and was
warmly responded to by the city. Much dam
age was done to the works of the besiegers,
and besieged, but to our latest accounts, the
15th, storming bad nut been practicable. The
allied ikets lay in lino of battle off the harbor.
Fifteen thousand of Omar Paella's Turks had
been brought to Kamiesch, to take a share in
the assault. There is a report, which we give
fur what it is worth, that during Napoleon's
visit to England—where, with his wife, he had
been for a week, and was received with extra
ordinary rejoicing,—it was agreed that be
should assume personal command of the allied
army. The British Baltic squadron was at
'the Vienna Conference.
Very Lath hope of Peace—Lord John Rus-
sell 1 culled Home.
Accounts from Vienna are Mr from favora
ble as to the prospects of peace. Lord John
Russell was to leave Vienna on the 20th for
England, ar.d M. Drouyn de Lhuys would pro
bably leave for Paris on the same day. Lord
J. Russell's departure was formally announced
in Parliament for the 20th April, but a private
despatch intimates that he might remain a few
days longer until receipt of a reply to his last
Prince Gortschakoff's instructions arrived at
Vienna on Sunday, the 156, and the 10th con.
foresee was held on Tuesday, the 17th. After
four hours' conference the Russian plenipoten
tiaries left, and the representatives of the al
lies remained in session as hour longer. Rus•
sia declined to accept the conditions of the el
lies on the third point, but makes counter pro
At the• tenth conferencq, on Tuesday, the
17th April, Prince Oortschakoff announced
that Russia would not assent to reduce her
power in the Black Sea, nor have the sea open
'ed to all fleets. Russia would, however, pro
pose that the Black Sea be a closed sea to all .
fleets except* those of Russia and Turkey,—
' those two powers to maintain armaments of
equal strength on its waters. These proposals
were viewed by the plenipoteutiaries as 'wor
thy of consideration."
The eleventh and supposed FINAL Confer.
ence met on• the afternoon of Thursday, the
19th. Dismissing a thousand and one rumors,
wo believe that the only circumstance the pub
lit know is that France and England drew up
' their demands as to the third point in a speci
fic form, and communicated them to the pleni
potentiaries of the other Powers. It rests
All hopes of Austria taking the field against
Russia appears to be at an end for the present.
Among the conflicting rumors, that which ap.
peered to bear the most consistency was, that
Austria refuses to demand from Russia any
concessions, further than these three t—lst.
The Russian fleet in the Black Sea to remain
in slain quo. It is said at present to consist of
three ships of the line, and four steam frigates.
2d. the Western powers to have Consuls at
Sevastopol, who are to be under the immediate
protection of their Ministers residing at St. Pe.
tersburg. 3d. The Allies to have the right to
construct war ports on some part of the Turk.
Fire from all the French and English batte
ries was opened upon Sevastopol on the 9th.—
On the 10th, both French and English viewed
the bombardment as effective; but nothing de
cisive had occurred to warrant a conclusion as
to the immediate issue. Thu French left bat
teries had made a breach in the indented wall;
the two fronts of the last erected Russian bat
tery were much injured, and one of the Rua.
sian works of counteenpproach, near the ca.
reciting harbor, was silenced. During the two
first days, the besiegers' tire was superiortoo
that of the city.
The progress of events is thus narrated.
From St. Petersburg, April 16th, we have a
despatch wherein Prince tiortschakolf announ
ees, from Sevastopol, that at 0 o'clock on the
morning of the 9th of April, the Allies open
ed a cannonade from all their batteries, which
lasted till evening, amt was carried on in a less
er degree thouglimit the night. On the 10th
the bombardment was resumed. The Russians
replied with success, causing sensible loss to
the besiegers, but with a loss to the garrison of
833 killed and wounded.
The Wiener Zeitung publishes that during
the night ot the 13th, the left attack of the al
lies obtained considerable advantage over the
Russians. The Russians were twice dislodged
from a strongly fortified position, which remain
ed in the hands of the French. The posses
sion of this position enables the allies to forti
fy the summit of the ravines, which is of great
Or date April 15th, Prince Gortschakoff re
ports from , Sevastopol :—"The bombardment
of the city continued without interruption sinee
April 9th. Damages are repaired during the
night. Sevastopol is to-day in almost the some
state of defence as on the 9th. The loss sus
tained by the garrison, considering the tremen
dons lire of the enemy, is but small. There is
nothing upon from other parts of the Crimea."
Omar Paeha was reported to have landed at
Kamiesch with 10,000 men to participate in the
assault. Vire do not Sc., how he could withdraw
so large [cif umber from his lines of defence at
Eupatoria. Correspondence direct from Eupa.
torm, of' date the 2,1 did, however, state that
six French steam frigates were in waiting to
eiuhark Turks, and that Omar had informed
his men he, himself, would accompany them in
an enterprise is which "the oyes of Europe
would be upon theta."
An Aunt;ion journal publishes the following
order addressed by Prince Gortschakolf to the
garrison of Sevastopol, ou his arrival on the
:ne n af4,4, •
"Soldiers I—His Majesty has designed to apd
rricnet me s
t t :e t L. e i m co e m a. n lir d ar o e f warriorsho sea anda itnn.
sia isproud of your heroic courage, and our
great Emperor, Nicholas I, on his death bed,
turned his last looks towards you with grati
tude. Ills successor, his Majesty, the reigning
Emperor, Alexander 11., has deigned to ex
press himself as follows, in letters addressed to
me on the 3d and 7th of March
"Tell the brave defenders of Sevastopol, in
the name of our immortal benefactor, that the
Emperor Nicholas wee proud of them, and that
he thought of them on his death bed, and sent
them, through me, the expression of his last
and cordial gratitude. Tell our brave Adieu
that I thank them, in his name, and that I em
perfectly convinced that they were always wor•
thy of his paternal solicitude."
"Soldiers I the must difficult time is over.—
The roads are better, transports of every des.
criptinn arrive easily, and considerable rein
forcements sent to your support are on the way.
In taking the command of this army, lam
convinced that, with God's blessing, success
will finally crown our efforts, and that we will
certainly justify the hopes of our august Soy.
ereign. Adjutant general Ostensacken, who
directed the defence of Sevastopol with so
much honor, and his companion, the brave Ad
miral Nachimolf, resume, today, their former
Correspondence from the British hospital at
Scutari, mentions a rapid decrease of disease.
Medical stores were pouring in in the most ran
Since the siege began five of the seven ad
mirals of the Russian fleet in Sevastopol, have
died or been killed. Admirals Korn]loff, Into•
mine and Malin, were killed, Pamfiloff and
Nachitooff died of camp diseases. Admiral
Stankovitch, who is governor of Sevastopol,
and commands the batteries, is represented as
a man of energy and ability. Admiral Novo.
silsky is a young man recently appointed.
The steamer Spitfire had the submarine ca
ble on hoard, of 260 miles, to be laid, the first
fine weather, between Balaklava and Varna.—
Lionel 0 ishorne, the engineer of ship•caual
notoriety, has effected an arrangement to lay
down a telegraph from Constantinople to Alex
andria. He proposes to lay the wires under
the Sea of Marmora, under the Archipelago to
Rhodes, and from Rhodes, under the Mediter
ranean, to Alexandria, provided the Turks will
pay $25,000 per annum for twenty-one years.
Another company proposes to lay a line from
Alexandria to Candia, and thence to Italy, to
join the European system. It is doubtful if
any of these lines will jay one per cent. The
air line from Varna to Mauls was completed,
and that from Varna to Rustchuk nearly so.—
Ere brig we shall have telegraphic communi•
cation daily from the Crimea.
A private letter gives an account of the trots
ble in Krajova, already announced by tele
An Austrian officer, on the 11th March, saw
at a window a lady whose beauty attracted him,
and he forthwith entered the house and deman•
ded admittance to her apartment. The Indy
called fur assistance to expel the intruder.—
Her husband came and addressed the Austri•
an civilly—“ What do you want here? Ido
not know you. You are not billeted in my
house, and the lady you are insulting is my
wife." Without a word, the Austrian drew Isis
sword and stabbed the husband to the heart.—
Much excitement ensued. Some of the by•
standers went to lodge is formal complaint with
the police—others sent intelligence to the Turk
ish commandant at Kalafat, who lost no time
in sending to Krajova a battalion of infantry
and a squadron of cavalry and artillery. A
crowd proceeded to the Austrian General to
demand the arrest of the offender.
The General's reply was brief, but to the
point "Go to the devil I I won't Punish my
soldiers for such fellows as you I" This brutal
reply rokieed the indignation of the people.—
All the stores were closed, and the citizens as
sembled its the streets, crying "Death to the
Austrians. They are but one against four
We won't submit to be slaughtered like the
people of Bucharest I" A general riot ease•
ed, and the citizens armed with sticks, iron
bars and axes, attacked and put to death every
Austrian they met. The Austrians, on their
aide, turned out and attacked the people, kill
ing •10 persons in tile first charge. At this
juncture the national gem d'armes and the Ho
man soldiers attacked the Austrians, and after
a fierce fight drove them at the point of the
bayonet out of the city, where they yet remain,
encamped in the fields. Official statements re
turn 2-I? killed on both sides. The excite
ment continues, and the citizens have not re
opened their stores. 'they demand justice and
are about to send a deputation to Constantino.
pie to seek it from the Sultan.
Two thousand laborers were employed in
strengthening the thrtifications of Riga, Com
stadt, Sweaborg, lielsingfors, Revel, Wiborg
and other fortresses in the Baltic, 10100 been
provisioned for eighteen months, and ships la
dened with rocks have been sunk at the en
trance of the harbors. 120,000 is the present
nominal strength of the army concentrated in
the Russo-Baltic provinces. Most of the Brit.
ish advanced squadron were in the Great Belt,
detained by ice, but one or two ships had pea.
trated further into the sea.
LATER—Twelve ships of the line, with four
steamers under Admiral Dundas, have come
np and anchored at Kiel.
The Visit of the Emperor and Em
press of France.
On Monday morning thousands were assets.
bled at Dover, "to give the august visitors a
hearty English reception." At 9 o'clock the
Emperor, Empress, and suite embarked at Ca
on board the screw-stcatner Pelican, and about
noon steamed slowly, threitgli a dense fog, and
under salute from ships-of-war and batteries
rendered invisible by the thick weather, into
Dover harbor. Prince Albert was on hand to
receive his guests, and was accompanied by
his usual attendants, nod by the French mktis
ter, Count Walowski, with Madamela Comtesse.
The Emperor .was accompanied by Marshal
Vaillant, Minister of War ; the Puke de BINS.
no, Count de Montebello, and other gentlemen;
the Empress—for the benefit of the ladies be
it related,—wore a straw hat, grey cloak, and
plaid dress. Leaning on the arts of Prince
Albert, the Empress, (the Emperor by her side)
walked to the Warden Hotel, where they had
lunch, besides an address from the Corporation
of Dover. Thence they proceeded by special
train to the Bricklayers' Arms Station, at Lon
don, where the Queen's carriages and an ea•
curt of troops were in waiting. Embarking in
the Royal vehicles, the imperial party proceed
ed at a slow pace through the streets of Lon
don. along the Kent and Westminister roads,
across Westminster Bridge, through Parliament
at., Whitehall, Charing Cross, Pall-Mall, St.
Jame's Piccadilly, Hyde Park, and by Victoria
gate and Eastbourne terrace to the Paddiat t ton
station, where care were ready for Windsor.—
At every point along this distance of five miles
the streets were packed with spectators, and°,
ery window pane was crowded with gazers.—
At the clubs, especially, of which Louis N}lllo.
leon was formerly an habitue, the moot lively
curiosity was manifested by the members to
catch a glimpse of the altered fortunes of their
I former associate. In passing the house in
I King street in which he formerly resided, the
Emperor was observed to point it out to his
wife. Immense cheering marked the whole
course of their progress t hrouglt London. On
their arrival at Windsor Castle at 7 o'clock in
the evening, the visitors were received in the
grand hall by the Queen and her family, with
the usual court officials, and the Lords Pelmet •
stun and Clarendon. A "state dinner" follow
ed. Windsor was illuminated in the evening,
and the Lord Mayor of London gave a banquet
to the perfect of the Seine, at which ceremony
wwre prrsnnt thr 474 med, Cloncrol of ~,rl.!
European Powers, and of Mexico Chili and
Brazil. We believe the United States were
not represented on the occasion.
On Tuesday the Emperor did not, as bad
been expected, hunt with the Queen's stag.
hounds, but, instead, walked in the groends,
and visited Queen Victoria's model farm and
dairy. At 3 o'clock, he received addresses
from the corporation of Windsor, the Mer
chants and Bankers of London, and others;
and from 4 till 6, put three regiments of Eng.
huh troops through their evolutions. Then the
Queen gave another grand dinner, and later in
the night, an evening party.
Wednesday, the 18th, the Queen conferred
on the Emperor the inveature of the garter.—
A grand chapter of the Order was held at
Windsor, and the formalities which accompa
ny the presentation of the piece of riband were
duly gone through. The Queen buckled the
garter around the Emperor's log, and placed
the riband across the Emperor's shoulders.—
A grand dinner and evening party, and con
cert, concluded the evening.
On Thursday, the Emperor and Empress,
escorted by a detachment of the Queen's Life
guards, went to London to receive the address
of the municipality. The cortege of close car
tinges proceeded at rather a rapid rate along
the principal streets, in which it was estinia.
ted that not fewer than one million of apecia.
tors were assembled. Hundreds of flags
were "hung on the outer walls" and a notici.
ble proportion bore the words, '.l' Empire,
c'est In pair 1" Guildhall had 12pen newly
decorated for the occasion. At !he eastern
end of the hall two thrones were placed on a
raised dais, and overshadowed by a canopy pf
purple velvet and gold. •
Oue of the thrones bore the cypher N, the
other E,—Napoleon, Eugene. Seats were res
erved for the Cabinet Ministers, high allure
and corps diplomatique. Clustered around
the walls were devices draped with the flags of
the allied nations, and bearing the legends
"Balaklava," "Alma," "Inkermann." Med.
allions of Queen Victoria and Napoleon 111
plentifully bestudded the walls. Lords Pal.
inerson, C'arendon, Lansdowne, and a
more, with numerous lesser lights of the ad
ministration, werepresent, as was also the
United States Minister. The Emperor wore,
as usual, the uniform of a general of division.
Eugenie's costume was of white and green
brocade silk. When the Recorder proceeded
to read the address to the Emperor, the Em.
press arrow and stood by the aide of her has
Th 3 Latest
By Telegraph from Vienna,
The 12th conference was held ou Saturday
the 21st of April. It lasted four hours and a
half, and concluded by adjourning sine die.—
Russia having abaolutely rejected and demands
of France ann Engl.,' Lord John Russell
and M. Drouyn de L. Buys immediately took
leave of the Emperor, and were to leave on
Sunday the 22d. It now remains to be seen
what course Austria will peruse.
Advices from Balaklava have been received
to the 17th. The fire of the allies had done
considerable damage, but the Russians display.
ed extreme activity in reparing the injured
works. Several French mines had been sprung
which did considerable damage to the place.
A Russian lady has been captured making
drawings of the French trenches. She will be
sent to Malta. She said her husband, named
Bonnoff; was killed at Alma, and she had
since acted as a volunteer spy.
Mehemet All notifies the Turkish Go - vern•
meat that he has put down the Kurdieh 'mutt ,
rection, has killed 1400, and taken 500 prison.
Rhodes and Sinope arc to be forfeited.
The annual caravan of pilgrims was about
to set out from Constantinople to Mecca.
The Very Latest.
LONDON, April 23—Half past 1 o'clock.—
General Canrobert telegraphs, under date of
17th,that the fire upon the city continues una•
bated. It is chiefly by the artillery, but the
engineers are operating and have established
us much nearer to the place.
Another report says that the lout of life on
both sides has been very great.
- A council of war has been held. The fire
is to he continued for another week, and then
the assault will be attempted.
ELOPEMENT IN Hiatt Li .—The Newark
Mercury says an unprecedented excitement has
been created in the neighboring village of Or
ange, by the elopement of a married gentle.
man with a young lady of great personal at
tractions, and the daughter of one of the rich
est residents of that place. The gentleman
echo has thus absconded has been doing buil.
netts in New York, and has left a wife and child
in Orange, unprotected and towered for. Pre
vious to leaving, ho borrowed of various Mud
-11.19 men sums ranging from $5OO to $2,000,
in all to the amount of $15,000. It is un
known whether the eloping parties have gone
to Europe, or whether they are 411 in this
country; but we learn that both left note, avow
ing their determination not to return.
Mr. Wise taken Aback.
We have good authority for the correctness
of the following anecdote :
Mr. Wise, the Accomac Pilgrim. waealdres•
sing a large Assemblage somewhere is Virgin.
is the other day, and is his characteristic style
abusing the Know Nothings. "Is there cne of
that secret traitorous elan here present." be
exclaimed, "if so let him show his face.". No
one rose. Vociferous cheering and shouting.
Mr. Wise gathering fresh vigor and vehemence.
"If there's a Know Nothing in the room I chid ,
lenge him to stand up like a man I Congregn•
tion remain seated. Tremendous applause and
vociferation. Mr. Wise brim full of gall and
bitterness charging round. "Stand up ye lon.
ay, godless, elm:gloss set, stand up, I defy ye,
if there he one here present I" An old man in
the rear of the room slowly rises, and blandly
remarks, "Saml get up I" whereupon two.thirds
of the assembly sprung to their feet. It is said
that Mr. Wise was se confounded by this lines.
peeled result, that he did not resume his
speech.—Wilmington (IV. C.) Herald.
Very different estimates have been made no
to the supely of flour which will find its way to
the Atlantic market by the Principal routes, be•
fore next harvest.
The Rochester Advertiser informed by "one
of the most cautious and careful millers" of
that city that the aggtegate surplus of wheat
in all the region of country in the West, whose
products will find an Atlantic market through
the several routes of Buffalo, Oswego, and Og•
densburgh, will not exceed 1,500,000 bushels,
equal to only 300,000 bbls of flour. This is ex
clusive of what id expected from Canada. The
Buffalo Republic says that this statement is er•
moons afia that it has information which fully
warrants the expectation ofthe following quan
tities From Lake Michigan 650,000 bbls ;
from Detroit 125,000 bble ; from Toledo 100 ;
000 bbls from Cleveland 50,000 bbls ; making
a total of 625,000 bbls. of flour to come for.
ward before harvest, "exclusive of Canada."—
The Republic further adds t,
“We have no mear.s of estimating the a
mount expected hom Canada, but we have
heard the quantity put down at from 250,000
to 1,000,000 of barrels of flour, by gentlemen
well calculated to ju'sge, and whose means of
information are extensive. Dividing the above
estimates, and we shall have something like
1,500,000 from the West and Canada, equal to
the number of bushels which The cautioul
el.mp, miller 1,4
Two Children Starved—Shocking Cru
A moat shocking instance of human, or ra.
ther inhuman depravity, has just transpired in
Covington. It seems that the wife of an Irish
man recently died, leaving three children, an
infant boy and two girls three and five years r,t
ago. The husband, soon after her death, mar
ried again, introducing into his family thr,
wretch, whop with a fiendlike coolness, net her
self immediately at work to destroy the live.
of the little ones to whom she should have been
a mother. _ _
The youngest of the three died bat a week
or two after her entrance into the family, but
with an atrocity scarcely conceivable, one would
not suffice ; she must destroy the others. This
she undertook to do by withholding their food
with an obvious intention of starving them to
death. Fortunately the moans of the little
ones were overheard from without, and vague
rumors getting afloat that all was not right
within, and reaching the ears of the Council,
it woe resolved to send a committee to investi:
gate the matter. They went last evening, and
not an hour too early. Entering the house,
they found the step-mother at home, but, on in-
quiry for the children, she told them that they
were asleep, and could not be disturbed.
This did not-satisfy the committee, and, on
reaching the house, they found a door to one
of the rooms locked. Rearing faint cries with.
in, they instantly broke down the door and en•
tered. Gods! what a sight met their eyes.—
There two children, infants, their flesh as white
as death, and drawn tightly over the bones—
each feature defined with the vividness of a
corpse, while their eyes were almost bursting
from their socicets. - -
With the utmost alacrity and tenderness,
food was found and administered, which was
no sooner done than they were wrapped in
some blankets and removed to the hospitable
family of the jailer. As the sentlem en com
posing the committee were withdrawing from
the house with their present charge,. the female
fiend informed them that they might as well
leave the children, as she had plenty of fooi
On arriving at safe quarters with the unff.r•
tunato infants, warrants were immediately is.
sued for the arrest of the woman, and man who
calls her wife; but the officers in visiting the
spot again, found that the birds had flown; net
ther the man nor female being about the prem•
ises. It is surmised that they are concealed in
the city, and if so, it is hoped that they may be
ferretted out, and made to suffer the righteoes
penalty of their most damning crime. The
entire community of Covington is justly shock.
ed with the dire iniquity of this transaction.—
Sinking of a British Vessel by a Whale
The London Shipping Gazette of the 26th of
March, pub Hale. the following report of Cap.
tain Junes, of the British schooner Waterloo,
of Portmadoe, which was sunk in the North
Sea by a whale ;
• "The Waterloo sailed from Lynn for Settle.
dam (with barley) on the 19th inst. At 10
A. 91.. of the 21st., Lowestoft bearing W. by
N., distant about 50 miles, wind E., strong
gale, and high seas, vessel' under double reefed
canyons, upon a wind ; on the port tack, per
calved a large whale to windward runitin;z
down for the vessel, partly out of stater, and
swimming at a very rapid rate ; and, when
about ten yard e from the ship's side, dipped,
and struck the vessel under water, abreast of
the fore rigging, on the port side, with his head,
with n fearful blow, when the vessel was per•
coined to heel and crack, and suer striking
the vessel the whale plunged into the deep
headtormost and rose his tail on high, nearly
touching the foreyard, and then disappeared.
"The pimps were fixed and worked. but by
halfpast 12 foetid nlie.liad five feet of water 1.1
the well, and nettling down fist, whets the long
boats was cleared and lashings ettt away. luso
nearly floated off the decks, when all hands
(six in number) jtituped into her without food
or water, and the master, mate and tv. to et.
without pickets, and only one oar and tit
another 111 the beat, with the sea ruis,
In about twenty minutes after abalido,,, thus
vessel she capsized, ~d floated for 'oat rho
same space of time on her side. and then die -
appeared, headformost, at about half pest 1
'At the time she capsized there wan a French
fishing boat about four miles to the windward
and on perceiving her capsize, immediately
bore up to the sinking vessel.
The boat proved to be No. 22, Captain Jo•
aleph Leelong, of Cahtis, which took all the
crew on board at about 2 P. N., whet' , 0, 7
were all most kindly treated, and latattl at
Inis, at midnight, whet, they worn p.,vide l Wt'
and furnished - with jacket+, by - Bonham,
Esq., IL B. M's Consul, aid sent to Louden.
Terrible Tragedy in Beloit, WA.
From a private letter nt Beloit, we learn tie:
following particulars of a gyeadful traptly
which occurred in that pluce en the m twning
of the 23,1 last
The wife of a citizen of that town was awa
kened from her sleep on the morning of the
23d., by n noise which she beard in an adjoin
ing apartment. In a moment more, she saw
gloms from a dark lantern, held by a man in
that room, and screaming with affright, a woks
her husband, who was sleeing at her tide.—
As he sprang from the lie d the intruder fired
at him with a pistol, the hall just missing his
head and burying itself in the pillow. Snatch•
ing a double-barrelled gun from the wall, hs
discharged both barrels at the intruder. 'Elm
contents of one barrel entered the man's head
and the other his body, killing him instantly.—
Leaving the body where it fe)l, the gentleman
and his wife proceeded to the nearest neighbor,
told him what bad happened, and induced !dm
to return with them to his house. But imag•
ine the feelings of the neighbor. himself a man
universally esteemed and reseted, to recog•
nine in the mangled body of the dead robber,
his mon son
Upon returning to his house, the father found
bin sun's room unoccupied, the window open,
and a rope ladder extending front the window
to the ground.
The gentleman who shut the robber had suf.
fered the loss of two gold watches some time
before, in a mysterious manner and now nttrib•
rites the theft to this person.— Chicago Tribune,
In an interesting letter to the New York
Courier uud Enquirer, Mr. E. hfcriani, the
New York meteorologist, slates that there is in
Lockport, N. Y., an artesian well four hundred
Net in depth, from the bottom of which rises a
vein of snit water, holding in combination a
a large per centage of deliquescing chlorides,
which mingling with the waters of other veins,
produce instantaneous crystalizations of beau•
tiful selenile, in flattened eight.sided prisms of
about an inch in length, an eighth of an inch
in width, and a sixteenth of an inch in thick.
ness. e 'aniline of these are so perfect that
a single crystal may be divided by means of
heat, into two dozen distinct sheets. This well
is peculiar in more respects than one. It is
accustomed to spout salt water for but a few
moments at a time, and then subsiding remains
quiet for the space ofau hour, at the conclusion
of which it again bogit.s to puff and roar and
shoot forth Its saline Jets. When the workmen
were sinking this well, the anger, upon attain
in g the depth of two fiundred and thirty feet,
fell suddenly about fourteen feet, and reached
the bottom of a subterranean river flowing with
so strong a current as to produce a perceptible
motion in the upper part of the stein of the
lair The wheat crop in the west protnisee to
he a tremendous one, MCI Arty the tt•eateen