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,l etches are ari.ten in tt.
..rameristic of the, editor of the Scalpel.
Ma,:, of the scenes arc said to Le ()factual oc
currence, and are of absorbing interest. It is
a book routaining a great amount of useful in
formation, and will, we trow, have an extensive
A RARE CHANCE.
We have the satisfaction of onnmencing to
our readers that we have made arrangements
with Messrs. Fowler & Wells, by which we will
be able to furnish their Plirenolog,ical and Wa
ter Cure Journals, and ''Life Illustrated" to
gether with our own paper at greatly reduced
piiecs. We will give one copy of our paper and
Life Illustrated, one year fir $2.50. Or, our
paper and either of the other Journals one year
for $2.00 We arc also prepared to furnish any
of the leading magazines it the country, and
our Journal at club rates.
“The volunteers, one hundred and fifty in
number, had no encounter in is place called
"the Remount.” They were aided by two hum
dred teen of auxiliary companies of the feta:-
tier, all citizens indifierently armed and provb
dad. The commander, lieutenant Col. Mini
chit, wished first to parley with them fhr the
()Nett of inquiring about their intentions in
entering that territory, and to knew whose per
mission they had. They, Lowry , ' did 1 "d
give him time. Charging boldly, pistol in hand
against our force, they were repulsed at none
with a Into of ten not, killed mud over tbitteen
wounded. ' They then retreated in complete
disorder to a creek. where they contrived to
reorganize themselves somewhat. They lost,
besides, thirty odd - horses,
pistols, hats, and
in filet all they had. Cul. Manche detached at
once a party on Toot to attack. them. There
they had an e.i.• band to build, and in
which we b.—. dead and the same
number . ~ frrtunately, the supply
of powder 1 _ , Mancha., instead
of remaiMo: a. retreated to tiati
Fernando ; . • •
The force r. • .• :. isi ariea des
cribed was that •. muniser,
it will be perceived, i.. 1; . ..• .1 and life t
ty instead of one hundred and , ':..ll.ing
is said in the despatch about the partltqattiun
of Indians in the fight, and we are left to infer
that the battle was solely between the Texans
and the Mexicans. How true these statements
are we know not, but it seems that the Texans
lost ten men killed and wounded,
in additiol to the loss r: :
The statement that tit, t :a•..:11711,11ced the
battle impetiously witl,,• it fir a par.
ley is supported by Callahan's own account.--
Respecting the burning of Piedras Negras and
the recrossing of the river, Colonel Langberg
makes are following important statement t •
. 6 1011 the same night the vol unteers retreated
to Piedras Negras, where they shouted for help
to cross from the other side. The monou•
der at Fort Duncan ordered at once a half hat•
tail to he put in protection against this hank.
When Malclmea presented himself to attack
them he wens apprized of that fact, and reeeb
vett also a letter from Capt. Henry nsiltiring
him that they were supported by the American
forces. Ho had other officers, at u loss to know
what to do under such circumstances, agreed
to await nty arrival, not to assume the respen
h against the
y o foll
''ln the meanwhile the fillibuters bad forti
fied themselves in Piedras Negras in a psi.
then not very strategical, and, attcr having rob-
Meeting of Congress. bed nll the houses and crossed to the other
The approaching session of Congress is be •
side in presence a the troops, and taken some
old cantons had left the „ nA unsrr
ginning to attract meek e ,l oetiet , As proper- viceable, they withdrew to the opposite haqi
story to it, two of the American RI/millers from where they entrenched themselves Ow; d
the fifth and ninth New York distriets, publish' • •••
their fire against tu,y one who show, • .
ill the New York Herald, a call fora caucus of ' r o tl i,-`, is t . , I ! . ..,dy ti f / ma d, .
the American members, to be held in the Hall officer representations or .• •• e• •
of Representatives on Thursday, the 25th of No. duet, as many persona C 01,011., , •
vember. fifty liftmen did cross !le tit, r
EXCITEMENT IN PITTSUURG.—The term of
imprisonment ofccrtain liquor dealers who were
convicted in Pittsburdof violations of the law,
having expired on Saturday last, a large crowd
of their friends and sympathizers assembled at
the jail to greet them upon their release. Af
ter their discharge, a procession was formed,
with music, he., and the prisoners conveyed in
triumph through the principal sirects. It is
understood that all the liquor dealers intend
selling as usual, in order that the number or
complaints may be so increased as to clog the
business of the Courts until the repeal of the
The English War Panic,
The foreign noire by the steamer Pacific,
shows that the London Times has raised quite
an excitement by its gasconade against this
country, and developes the fact that the British
people are neldi,,posed to war with 11118 cone
try. One thing must be borne in mind by the
citizens of each country, which is, that their re
•speetive governments have their own reasons
for directing public attention from internal of
fairs to fancied external difficulties. The ad
ministration of General Pierce has lost nil pre
stigo and nothing can nwaken a feeling in its
favor unless the national sentiment is aroused
at some supposed indignity from Great Britain.
A war fever here would avert attention from
the Kansas question and help to reconstruct the
broken down Democratic party. We must re•
gard with great suspicion, therefore, all Lehlig
erent movements of the administratitin and its
organs. We have not the least fear of ditlieul•
ty with England, there is nothing to quarrel a
botit, and the press is degrading itself when it
attempts to disturb the pacific relations of the
two countries. Our readers will find in anoth
er column one of the articles train the London
171.3 which has been the cause of all this ve
ry great commotion, but really, with Sir Chas.
Coldstream, we may say, "there is nothing in
A correspondent of the New York Times,
arranges the next House of Representatives as
Republican Whigs, - • • • 95
Republican Democrats, • . • 18
Pro.Blavery Whigs, • • • • G
Know• Nothing Whigs, • • • 28
Hnow•Nothiog Democrats, • • • 8
Administration Democrats, • • • '65
Independents, • • • • • 2
Nebraska, • • • • • . 30
Anti Nebraska, • • • • • 126
Another says the regular administration force
will be 72, the united opposition 150. But
there is no possibility of a union which will
combine more than n bare majority of the
house, namely, 118 members. Upon the gees.
tion of sustaining the Nebraska' law, the best
calculation gives the result of—ayes 103, nays
131, majority agaiial, 23.
Principles are Eternal. knowledges. We make the tbllowing extract :
In a review of the memories of the distingui• If the information I have received in relic
shed orator, S. S. Prentice. the National Lie it is to be apprehended that another force
gencer observes: of four hundred men will also cross the river
Appearing as these volumes do at a time
about that part of the frontier. lam unaware
of the mare and views of that sudden iiiva
when this party has touched the nadir °Chia shin. However be it the result of the machin
depression and seems to be again reasserting aliens of the conversatives t an generally reline
its nationality and the inherent vigor of its fun- led, which I Anl brill little inclined
e b e ' i l i c a o r c e 4
damenl principles, they cannot fail to fan the I "`"`
thstanding t t i lit . eoneurs trgro l un:l this g oitiTilLi, or be the
old Whig fire wherever a spark of it is still left I object of the recovery. of fugitive negros from
smouldering in its ashes. S. S. Prentice wan , the State of Texan or a desire to chastize Lip
one of the ortnaments of that party in the dayj
an !Ain. being!' at who, bein at pe(tee meoegnm no,
of its pride and greatness. Only
nn , arc said to have committed murders in Texan '
a few ! lani detei mined to die with the fractional force
before his eloquent lips were sealed in death lie l or my comommi , tho „ a ll ow the terr i tory
stood up to speak in its praise and to predict of Mexico to he involved with impunity. hoe
its perpetuity, not perhaps in name, but in sub. , T o l , l :r o 'n f „
or i de .h r i e r d , 1im0 ,.. con o il i aniie . s of
stance sad principle, so long as the Republic i n iiunry and ,
itself shall endure : artillery
I march to morrow to reinforce the section ofthe
'The Whig party, I repeat, does not depend permanant and auxiliary troops, who were pre.
on asy one individual alone. Persons are moor- paring to resist that unjust aggression, under
tap, but Whig principles are eternal. Nor is it the gallant Col. Emisio Langherg, comma.
identical with any particular sot of measures., der of Coahulia, to whose fidelity and others
The hank, the tariff; and other temporary is-, commendable qualifications I have trusted that
sues do not involve the life of the Whig cause. ! important station. If the danger should in.
These are questions of political policy which ' crease I would march in person to the defence
may be decided :Against us, and yet Whig prin• of the nationality, so seriously threatened by
ciples live on in all their strength mid salutary ! B ach in,.lonS.
influence. It is only by destroying our repot,. °Unity being the first requisite when a fore.
Lean institutions stint those great principles ol , ign enemy is in front, I lave suspended nil
law and order and social restraint, which I hold ! military eporniin. against Slatainoran
to be omelet proper principles of the Whig par co en the port of rite forces of the army of the
ty, can reuse to exist , and to have power in this north intenticirto take possession of those cit.
nation. lam not reedy to nbando: soul: prin- ice, ihrona,Vi will not sutler one shot to he
ciples for the obimera of independent rarty.! i t c i v il war w hil e t h e i ntegr i ty o f t h e li en .
item" territory is endangered I acquaint the
TILE RIO GRANDE WAIL•
While the Texan Itatimera are paltering at
Sol Antonio fur another invasion of Mexico,
governmeet at Washington hat sent in
structions to General Smith, commanding the
U.S. troops in Texas, to prevent any further
forays of the kind. If, therefore, the General
does hisduty, the Texan Rangers will come in
collision with the national troops. The Mexi
can account of Captain Callahan's recent inva.
lion and battle, puts quite a different face on
the affair from that given by Callahan him3elf,
1 - State T.
it appears in the AtWitt of a re•
cent date, in a letter from Colonel Langberg
to a friend of his in San Antonio, dated at Pie.
deps Negras, October 10th. He says it had
been reported some time previous to the lava
sloe, that the volunteers wanted tl cress the
Ili° Ihuvo, and mica he had secretly made
military pecparationi for them, giving crdos to
tic commander or the frontier tent if the tolon
tcor, y:mtively crossed, he itheall tat twos,
them on the titer, lent retreat 1.1 a tiefo,stre
attitude to the utterer, where they would be
met by a force seat:lent, it lining understood
that the Colonel hitnself would march a g niost
them at once. Front this it seems plain that
the rangers fell into a !nil:Lary trap. The re-
treat of the Mexicans was nothing more than
a feigned our, in or fer to draw them into a
light with a vastly superior fore, This :drat.
gent was very successfully executed. Callahan
unthinkingly crossed, and the Mexicans retrea
ted until they were met by their own reservers.
Colonel Langherg thus describes the light, or
rather fights, for it seems that there were two
protect these butetitts. Ile alleg,s, oaten;;
several excuses, that he ordered the piece, to
be elevated apninst us "because a victorious
enemy, who had cut in pieces the American
party, would perhaps cross. in at:, pursuit."
Colonel La ngherg, on receiving intelligence
of the invasion, made a forced march of sev•
enty leagues front Monelova to Piedras Negras
but did not arrive in time to encounter the Ran.
gems. General Vidaurri subsequently ordered
a strung, force of inantry, artillery to the frow
tier of Coahuila, and Colonel Lnugberg has
made the most thorough military prbperations
to repel invasion. Vidaurri's instructions to
him are, not to risk a battle unless certain of
success. Ffe also sent orders to suspend all op ,
erations against Marmon's. There things
are announced by him in an of despatch
to President Alvarez, whom ha addresses ns
the only supreme authority that Mexico Re.
commending officers of WI those cities with
this decision, directinl the commanding Mlle,
of Matemoras to send to this capital the 4th re
ciment of light tul'nutrt•, with three ',ices of
artillery, this movement being necessary to
one,sn to the °nem) a compact lino' what
ever thee may present themselves. In the mean
while I 'have ordered the commander of the
section Oman, in observation before Matamo•
ras to take possession at Reynosa, there to
await further orders. In case the number of
invalids should increase I shall order here the
the section Zunzun, which is nt San Luis, and
New Leon. Coahuila, nod Tamaulipas will rise
in mess, if possible, to resist this outrage, arms
Another despatch of Vidanrri's ears that
Langters has under his command six hundred
mounted men, and thnt the reinforcements he
has sont will give his five emnpanies of infant•
ry and five pieces of attillt,y. In the face of
these preparations, it is scarcely probable that
the Texans will venture upon another invasion.
Coin an 07,ouitto.
The Town of Saxton.
We ittvito the nttention of the public to the
sale of lots, advertised in another column.
Coley's Ladies Book,
For December is on our table. The cogra•
vings, are superb, and fully sustain Gotley's
go ahead look.
New Stave, Bce.
Our enterprising friend Mr. Jamison Kelly,
has placed entire new stages on the route he.
tweet, Mt. Union and Chambersburg. We in•
rite attention to his advertisement in another
Tne. PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND Anco•
enTe.—These twopapers ha, been merged in
one, and are published under the above head,
in Pittsburg. It is a handsome paper.
PIM/MUM—The Rev. Ur. Rowers of Lew
istown, will preach in the Episcopal Church on
Thursday evening 22d inst., and on the follow
TRANKSGICINCL—There will be preaching in
the PresbyteiMin Church of this place, on the
morning of Thanksgiving Day, by Rev. N. S.
Buckingham. Also in the Getman Reformed
Church in the evening, by R.:v.l[l6d. We es,
pet:, two eloquent discourses.
/Fe" Friday last was just such a day as Ilry
ant longed fur in the thllowing sonnet—sweet
and plaintive, ns a requiem Over departed joys:
Yet use smile more, departing, distant min I
One undlow smile thro' the soft. vapory air,
En. o'er the frozen earth, the loud whelt, run,
snows nue sifted o'er the meadows hare.
One smile un the brown hills and naked trees.
And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths
' are cast,
And the blue gentian flower, that in tholireeze,
Nods lonely, of her beanie° rare the last.
Yet a few Runny days, in which the bee
Shall mnrimirby the hedge that skit to the way
The cricket *chirp upon the russet lea.
And man delight to linger in the ray.
,Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear
Th e piereid g winter frosts, the winds, and
A 1. - CUM N...L.—Autumn with its sear and yet
lotienf—its mournful sombre hoe, its fading
qoa•ers and golden sunbeams in all the magsi.
ficenCe of its passing grandeur, is rapidly sts•
ring along thedial•plafe of time—that great ea•
of nil terrestrial thing:, mar Ling with
unerring precision, in his ceaseless course, the
season's times and changes.
ISeveral days sitter, the summer's fading glo•
iv of hill•top, dell and forest, were tie a brief
' Reason, robed in the-garniture of roister, pre•
Besting to the contemplative mind, a theme 1'o:
profitable the unusual eommisg
ling or stern ,CM.ZAS" icy vestments, with the
mellow tints ro . .incling beauties of mid autumn
I —the fresh, beatify, and vitalizing vigor of
summer's lir, t , sr vsav exposing in the cold
embrace of tb.• •• :ng tomb of , winter, And
s a t it t , with the exception that
c. • ..cards whirl, it is tending
;,,arful I,nows no times nor sv,
IS t .11(111,, ....;01111
:40t but. all
lin,. ell for thine own, nit I Death.
. rein of i
T h winter'; death and desolation—
.!,l, that recirni the eest•oll cerement, of
al form , I.,is not power to hold fir tt
moment—ant even for recuperative
purposes—the essential elements and forces
that constitute umn's being. No! Thank
God, that amid all the wonderful changes and
mutations silently going on all around, and e
ten within us, not one, our nil combined have,
power to jeopardize for ti single moment the
ett-rind existence and it lividuality of the he.
mantphit. 'Were it othekwise, whet n mon.
'teens attomoly would be pm fleeting and eras
cutest existence here? ohs it is, we discover
the uses and beneficent purposecof life's seem
ing ill's; ite changes and mutations ; its storms
and sunshine; its halcyon spring•titne ; its
summer's maturing cares resfonsibilities; its
fitting autumn, and, to the external sense, its
wintry close; but to the Spiritual consciousness
its immediate resurrection to a more perfected
condition where the perennial spring of hum.-
tal life shall bloom with unfuding fragrance
forever-more. These, the changes and vieissi.
rules of our earthly pilgrimage, are but '•bles
sings in disguise"—the necessary discipline of
the soul's true culture—land,nurks along the
dusty, toilworn highway of time, in the upward
and eternal destiny and progress of the human
The Adjutant General Question.
Thu disputed question whether Geo. W. Bow.
man or Thos. J. Power is Adjutant General of
the Pennsylvania Militia, came Up before the
Supreme Court at Sunbury fur decision. The
following are the three points in the cue deci•
dell by the Court, to wit
Ist. That the commission bestowed by Gov.
Pollock on Gem Power is illegal and void.
2d. That lien. Bowman is the legally
missioned Adjutant General of the Stale for
three years from the date of bin appointment
by Gov. Bigler, and his commission does not
terminate until October,lB.s6.
lid. That a l though en. Bowman in in law
the Adjutant General of the State, and entitled
to the office, yet the Court refuse to grant a
mandamus en the State Treasurer to compel
the payment of his salary, because he has net
as yet, complied with the preceding condition
of the Militia Law, reguiriug certain official
bonds first to be misted up by him,
SECOND REPORT OF THE HUNTING-
DON COUNTY AGRICULTURAL
To James Gowist, Esq., l'reßident of the State
Demi Stm--You have already learned by
our short report, made in compliance with the
rezulatious of your society, that it is less than
one year since our first organization.
. Because of the apathy of many of our good
citizens as regards Agricultural Improvements
we met ,with some discouragement, in our first
effort. :slimy had been in the habit of follow.
ing footsteps of the good fathers who had spent
their energies in felling the forest and in do.
ing those things only which were necessary to
feed, clothe and protect their offspring and
leave to them those desirable habitations which
they now enjoy for further development.
But laboi mg almost against hope we proceed
to make nrrai:emenis for m County Pair,
which was held on this 10th, 11th, 12th, days
of October last.
G rent cr,lit is due to our committee of ar
robt:ements who met the responsibilites and
dsties imposed upon them with fearliMli4M,
I.oll,Whitllntilllg a wane of guar.:nice, a bide
I to pay/heir rep-sine. They scleeted a field
1 of about three acres with Huntingdon in full
i view and iu bight of the beautiful, highly culti•
voted and promising young nursery ii' Hum
George Taylor and Theo. 11. Cremer, Esti.
The Exhibition far exceeded our highest an
ticipations, especially as regards fruit, vegeta
bles,,domestic manufacture, fine needle work
and ornamental, in which our fair sex have done
to themselves and our county great credit.—
Anhough we have attended moot of our
Slut ire, we think tint the beauty of our
Hun Ordon County ladies' handy work would
mit suffer in compel 'sun with anything we saw
exhibited there. _ _ .
lot the most gratifying part of our fair was
the number and respectability, of persons in at
tendance, all of whom appeared to take a deep
interest in the proceedings. There was a hap
py mingling of the men of science, with farm
ors, merchants, mannthentrers and mechanics,
moving and associating in sock plensant, har
mony, as to be a sum precursor of that happy
day, when science will bean closely united with
labor, and especially with ngrimultural pursuits,
that those useful occupations will not be Rba.
dulled tbr want of respectability. And nothing
tended suture to enhance the pleasure of camas
:46,M, than the great number mud respecta
bility of the fair sex who were in attemlance,
withou turbos° approbation and encouragement,
all our efforts at mprovement and reformation
nmst forever be in vain.
Indeed we never had the pleasure of mingling
with so large an assemblage of people, whose
trowel deportment would not suffer in comp:tri•
son with those with whom it was our yrivilege
to be associated upon that occasion. And al•
though the crowd was sogreat that it was
cult fur public basso to accommndate all, yet
none sufferektor want of necommodations, .
the citizt iv; of the Waco freely spread out their
hospitable boards with that bland hospitality
without which our world would he a solitude.
And the whole was concluded by a sparking;
address by Julia Williamson, Esti.
We have 52:1 member,, 20 of whom are lire
!Timbers. Receipts of the Society S108:1
expenditures 875 D. Balance in hands of the
''censurer i 1330.
And in conclusion we Lore only to remark
that Agrieulturehas received a new and heal
thy impulse in our count•. And as we aro cons
stituted social beings, with a law of our nature
constantly craving relaxation from mental antl
physical toil, in holidays or amusements of
some kind, we believe it manifested grant wis-,
dom on the part of those who projected agrienl•
titre] associations doubtlessly tbresecing that
whilst they were, promoting those institutions'
which aro calculated to enhance the wealth and
comfort orritr community, they were still do.
in more to eloviite our moral and intellectual
powers in anticiptition of that distant future,
when that human tide. now rolling to the tut•.
West shun renet, and when thorns and thiseev,
the original enrso, shall be sn l'ar removed that
our fertile soil will yield all the domtbrts of life
for the stioomtnee of hundreds of millions of
Very reipecCelly ynere.
Teachers' Institute at Scottsville.
According to previous notice the teachera of
Clay and the adjoining townships. met in Cut,
vont°. at the IJaptiot church in Scottsville.
At the hour tiled upon, Mr. Barr called the
Louse to order—Mated the ‘,..iject of such con
ventions, and proceeded to address the teach.'
era prment, on the nature and importance 01'
the teacher's calling, showing in. aloreible and
eloquent emuner u':eazhera
resit; : : . , ' •
was, Me Les. an.; n .e
ins Unlio,iraphy 81.6 ~;,!;übet.
thous were tir.it tger..,l subjeem
Br. Barr, then severally taken dlscus•
Red by Messrs. Moreland, Bee., !bids., Ba
ker and Stains. By request mr. Barr then
gave instructions rod Meditations on the brea
things and aspirations of the consonant 3.
On 'notion the meeting adjourned to meet at
At the arrival of the appointed time, Mr.
Barr called the house to order, and an aiyro
priate prover woe ofthred up by Mr. Kew,. 1..
Green. .Me. Burr then proceeded to address
the origin, progress and perliietion of the cola
men Scheel systmn—urging upon all the twee,
sky at taking a liveiy interest in the eau: e, and
showing by example the Ligh state of perihe
lion it had arrived at in other partsot the coun
On motion of Mr. Moreland, the subject of
school government was then offered for consid
eration, and a lively ioft•rest wan manitbsted by
all present. The subject was warmly discus•
sed be Messrs. Beers. Baker, sr., Stains, More
land,•lludsoa and Baker, jr. The eharaete•is•
tic topic ofdivision seemed to be the necessity
or abolition of corporeal punishment in schools.
By request Mr. Barr gave his views upon the
subject, which were that corporeal punishment
should be the lust resort.
Mr. Ashman then made some short and
pointed remarks of the prerequisite of teachers
first understanding how to govern themselves,
before attempting to govern others, mud wits
followed by appropriate ones, coming 'rout Men.
srs. Glasgow and Green.
On motion adjourned to meet Saturday Si
This day being tnken up in exnmining teach
era, and other miscellaneous business.
Delo DI tic Mech.
A Snake and Bee Fight.'—The Romulus (N.
.) Engle, Oct. 24th, says that Mr. J. Miklinan
or Catu Four Corners, while returning front a
visit to Romulus in his carriage, recently en.
countered a pair of immense rattlesnakes, en.
gaged in fighting a bee's nest. The intakes
used their tails to bout off. the hoes, and in a
ellen time were in possession of the honey of
their antagonists. Mr. M. attacked and killed
one of the snakes, which measured 33 feet, and
had 67 rattles in the tail. The skin and rattles
may be seen at Ms residence in Cato.
kr A number of cattle were killed yeetar•
dot, shove town, on The Pa. Railroad.
From Me ',onion Times.
THE REPORTED RUPTURE WITH
THE UNITED STATES.
whet, tT07,;.;;&.T.Zi;;;17,1...t 0 nd
England found herself in new and unwonted al.
Lance with France, and an equally. unwonted
hostility with Russia, there was nu Powt r from
which she received assurances of suppitz, more
heady, more satisfactory, arid more spontaine.
one than from the United States of Amerien.—
Even the Minister 01 the Union in this country,
unless we are misinformed, testified to the me
dial sympathy to! the Cabinet of Washington •
and the nation °vet which it presides. He en.
premed an apprehension as to the durability of
our alliance with France and our ability alone
and unaided to resist the overwhelming might
of Russia. lint he desired us to be under no
apprelumsion on that account, for the United
States were willing to make our quarrel their
own, and aid us with thousands of stout hearts
and brawny arms ' as ready to pluck down the
despotism the llnst no to subdue the wilder.
neon and level the giant forests of the \Vest.
It' the English Government believed these as•
an we do not doubt the American
Minister believed them, we cannot romionably
! accuse them of rashness or credulity, or .y
that they adopted on dodaf 1 anaori7 a
strange or improbable story. Woo it unlikely
u priori that a nation whose aside boast it is
that her Foil is the chosen abode of freedom,
whomo every rinse it a mi.onary against ' the
(Iced of de spotism, should warm no a generous
entlin.iisni at a war waged tier no selfish mo
tive, lent to curb barbarous ins donee and sore.
Europe and Asia from being trampled under
the heel of an overbearing automat? Was it
likely that a population recruited annually fr,
the bitterest enemies of Russia, which hits so
often evinced a martial spirit, which swarm.;
to the obscure conflicts of the Mexican war,
and has shed its blood so freely in nameless Ile
dine quarrels, should stand aloof from a con
test in which world wide hone Sean to ho won
by the brave, and a fair occasion woo offered of
making American rotor illustrious is the van
of it conflict on the decision of which depended
the future destinies of the human race?
We do not thinks so ; and, therefore, tr.fertn
nate as the result has been, we cannot blame
our Ministers that in theio urgent need of men,
they sought to avail themselves of the resour
ces of the West, and to turn into a legitimate
channel the irregular energies of those ardent
spirits which have appeared so long to burn fur
an enterprise worthy of their courage.
At the same time, the British Government,
while establishing depots for enlistment within
its own dominions on the Amerieun continent
gave the most stringent orders that nothing
should ho done in the endeavor to obtain re
emits, to violate the Municipal law of the Uni•
red States—a direction which, with all defer.
mice to the American Attorney General, seems
to ti; to show en intention to respect, 1119W(11.1 of
to violate the national sovereignty of the Union:
However, it uohappily soon became only too
apparent that the American Mmkter mud the
British Government had alike mistaken the lie.
position of our transatlantic brethren. The
sympathies of the land of freedom were found
io a great measure to be enlisted on the side of
Whether it was a jealousy of the Freoch alli
once, a seeret sympathy with the spirit of terri
torial aggie:sion, wherever displayed, a desire
on the part of the slave.huldieg States to coun
teract intlinnimf hostile to their domestic liter
talons, or that Irish refugees hail inoculated
the Uniuti nitli their hatred of England, we
minuet say ;hut certain it is that tterUillitS
gau s; eedily :u reach this coutitry of Elie hostile
spirit in which uur attempts at recruiting were
received, and the philo Mission tone adopted,
with a few honorable exceptions, by the whole
America:l pros-, was but too appmeid.
The English Government did not resit to hear
more; it had been misled, and it has hastened
to retract its error. Order; were homed:ate: ) .
despatched tb America to desist from all air
tempt at recruiting, and to give no call_„ „I ai.-
noyalice to the susceptibilities of the bat loo.—
111 the tnenuwhila tire American Government
had, tie well as the British, made its °bier-a.
litala Ott the state of public feeling . , nod deter
mined nut to neglect the oppertninty turf.i.ig
that futtlitig to hem itch in the iliterea ; . td . tile
coming Presidential election of 1851.
Prouveclings were institnted against lior,ons
rho I al fiend, or were elippose.l to sot, ill fl,
hatred, of the English rem-fining serviee, al ti
Mr. Crampon), the most popular minister tilt
has over Le•ni accredited nom this country, to
the Cabinet at %% 1 4.111[1,0.cm, was made the tae
jed 01 . 111.11011tall'ar abate and vituperation. At
the same time the Anierioati (:o,ernincift de
sired their Minister in l.uu,ine to milli., the
strongest representations no to the. cianluet ti
Great Britain, and to demand a discontinto
ance of all endeuvoys ot reeraiting in the States.
'tie British Goverament answers..l
coraii;:ttory tone, that what. na, i!..mac , 1,..1 1,,
deco already done, tun) offered c... ~,aati, o , • e
1;4. . ; a Claw I, 11 1;
t.. ; 1:t.1 t;:o lincriettit r,,
ily sundial, awl 1,1
a despat. - 1, of whielt we will °My
pertan ours,,ves that it was
fed to restore govt feeliag between the trio
countries, and by no means a fitting acknowl
edgement ef the readiness shown by our MilliS•
try to recall a mistake into which they had
Leta an hintieently lest. 'ho this despatch the
British Government has rebut tied a temperate,
but firm and dignified reply, and has seconded
its diplomacy by stretigthening its West Italia
fleet with the ships that have arrived from the
lit this position afrairs now stand, and ww np•
peal to the conviction of our readers whether
these trainsactioes do out disclose on the past of
our own Government a most comment:aisle
spit-it ol' fer'seartmee and moderation, - and on
lit port of the G‘wernment ofthe United States
a desire to force upon US a quarrel at a period
when we may welt be supposed to desire, above
all things, the continuance of our present kiwi
We do not appeal to our own countrymen,
fur there is nu ono in England who line soy
other feeling to the United States than that of
of amity and goodwill, or who would re s sea a
rupture with them as other than a heavy and
grievous ealamity, to be averted by all houura•
ble means. But we appeal to the respectable,
intelligent, and honorable portion of the Amer
ican community, whose influence we aro sorry
to see not very apparent in the present pro
ceedings of their Government, whether they
will submit to see the alliance—we might call
it the union—between the two countries radon•
gored, and the vast interests of a commerce re.
ciprocally benelicial imperilled, for the sake of
obtaining a little popularity for a political par
ty, and influancing, sa however slight a degree,
the elections of the ensuing year. Surely such
matters as the continuance of a good wider
standing between England and America ought
to be too grave for such heartless triflin q g•.
We cannot doubt there lain the United States
a large number of persons standing aloof from
the litorinv coellicts of political lite, 'who are
yet not willing to abandon the guidance or the
vessel of the State in a moment so critical as
the present to the rash and inconsiderate bandit
which are driving her straight upon the break
We trust that no word may fall from us to
aggravate the ill•fecliug which has been so
untortnnately excited, or to embitter a quarrel
which it is only due to our Government and
people to say they have done nothing to pro•
coke, and are willing to do everything coasts•
tent with honor to allay.
We cannot believe, notwithstanding the ex•
traordioary language.and conduct ot• tho Ame•
ricau Government, that they can really wish to
drive matters to the extremity towards which
they are urging them so recklessly, but it is',
dangerous to sport with the ensroptibilities of
two bravo nod high-spirited nations; and those'
who ore thus eager in letting out thu writers of
strife should consider well whether they have
•hi nngth sufficient to close the flood-gates they
The Liverpool Journal, of Saturday morning
in a second edition, dated 2 o'clock, A.
lays t _ _ .
—. 4e have received a telegraphie message
from Londm conveying most serious intelli•
genre, which we can vouch tor, as the inform-
Lion comes from n source which excludes all
possibility of a doubt. The country is on the
eve of a war wills the United States, unless pubs
tic opinion is brought to operate immediately
on Her Majesty's Ministers. An active inter•
change of diplomatic notes has lateen Once this
week between Earl Clarendon ad the Ameri
can Minister. The cause assigned by Ministers
for the appearance of our ships at Bermuda,
was the report that Russian privateers were fit
ting out in the port of New lurk. lint the fact
is denied, and it is well known tnis is a mere
pretext, for the real cause relisrs to atinirs iu
the Mosquito territory.
"The enlisting business never gave n tno•
meat's uneasiness, never occitsiouod tin angry
word from the Government it Washington, and
never caused n solitary complaint n . ainst Mr.
Crampton. The Mosquito question 18 the one
which imperils the peaceful relritions between
Croat Britain and the United States. It has
been fur some time the source' of diplomatic
disquiet between the two countries, anti now.
tends to provoke nn open rupture. To quarrel
about it would be madness."
A Fiendish Outrage•
'Wu have frequently had to record brutal and
heartless acts, hut we think in no instance has
it become our duty to narrate one so wanton
and exhibiting depravity to the magnitude of
the following :
Gn.Thariday afternoon last, a German reel.
ding. Canal street, near Orlennsi h was at
work putting up a fence on the letter street,
nod was sawing a plank, when a little boy aged
about seven years, son of Capt. E. C. Fates,
living at No. 109, Orleans street, playfully pits.
slog along, cried, "Hurrah fur Sam" lie had
no sooner said this, than the German, turning
to him, said, "if yon soy that again I will saw
your fingers off. The little fellow, tieing in a
measure dent, and not knowing what lie said,
again shouted for "Sam," when the wretch
caught his right hand, drew it up': Cie plank,
and sawed off his tore and midd', fiver—the
pieces from which dropped into the sasvdast
upon the ground beneath the plank. He was
immediately arrested and taken before Justice
McAllister, wile conMiltted him for court.. Dr.
Buckler dressed the child's injuries. W think
this fiendish outragoupsa one do yin.sgatil
:mew, and for the gimp:, sin of .:tie fel
low having r
heniousnes, 111.1 ••, .11 1. .• • 0 '1, 1 1 . 1, .11 or—
No Ameriedn t
flll art, yet.:.._;...01)1L , , . •
possess e,ry virtup to
Americana a n d better • to administer
Wort scants our lesvi. God ...%Q tie ninrk
A suit ant tried in the C.,,rt of Common
Pleas of Lan,..ter county, I,t ! , herein
Major John Cenanings, lot trick: GC Columbia.
eluimest, to recover front Cliristian Myers, of
Washinton horonAh, the stint cf 1:V260 as coat
pensativa tug services iii procuring the pasnaro
of a law Myers (the del;2ndant,) 53400
fur damages done to a h.t of ground in Colors.
Liu, by Lim con,nction of the roilroad. A
contract fu pay that snit was proeth The
def,nce svt lip was, first, that no servive3 hod
l.en rendered second, tln.t the , cats
illegal, it being cont..y to pilj'e policy to
conntenntice ugreements to ',ay the the pro Lie
ring tit legislation. The coo, sa,tainell the
tun the (1,1;414;1'11's conn,el, :tad char,p
th, the pair: i 6 could not recur,.
,:ficio 4 Eclegvapij.
One Week Later from DarJpe.
An exiruordioary I
pule, of the 0 I r It ' ',
• . •
ex,tt ertted by the , I
tit. tit., it rt 2
sind itiniv.nieing, that
had tietnatuluti his pn.si ott , .
ibbinent and regr•it were exeilecl by thit
,1411 , inceno.!.t, nod energetic protests Alive math,
ii.soin,t the tioveruuonit forcing the catty
a dangerons war. Our Liverpool agent.
rraphed to Mr. lluelianitn, who promptly
unl courteously scut him the lulloatod expli•
1:? . ;.; L. Go.
• • Nsth.., i,ts.,n;•i. ; ., this denial, an one..• •
iiuP renat;ns op., the !midi,:
The British Government ha- o;c:•i•,•.,
exportation to all foreign cute. , ... •
tre, nitride of ',AA, ..iphratri .
mi.:a potash clioratte uf
The intelligence from the Crime: - •
stirring evimts. Tie Aliiei have r,
from their previous p.sitions, u• • ,
peetations uinn attaek from
is, nevertheless very unlikely that any f
operations will take place this saason. Both
armies aro preparing, fOr the winter. Some
trilling SUCCeea have been gained by the fleets,
which have now sailed towards the tjulfolPer•
Gen. Codrlegton hne been uppolided 1,1 the
command of the British troop in th e .;
The didieully between France n:el
hos been settled.
Thu following additional
been received since yesterday.
Gen. 'Canrobert has embarked fewl Lubec
fur Stoeltholm in n French steamer.
A de/patch from bantzie states thatthe lain;
of the tidies fleet was about to proceed to Kiel.
A despatch received nt St. Petersburg states
tint all tho liners of the km Kiuburn had
proceeded seaward, and that nothing new.
Prince Ger.:hal:Ml klegraphed to St. Pc.
tersburgh, on Thursday, that them eras nu
hew move:neat in tlie Crimea.
RUMORS or Pisan.. -- Yeo;Tespondent rf the
Colonge Gazette, writing from Berlin, alludes
to rumors of peace but they are looked upon
in diplomatic circles as unfounded, not only
• merely because every communication from
that eneire discountenances the belief that
liei a will make concessions to the demand 3 of
the Western Powers: On the other hand ell
the letters from Vienna allude to rumors of
peace. The correspondence of the Daily
News, declares that Russia positively ilititna•
ted at' both the Courts of the Greta German
Powers her willingness to negotiate alone upon
the basis of the timer points, and that of the
Allies ui December 2d, Th o latter are
disinclined to resume a diplomatic conference
although the Western Powers have at the same
time declared that they can only cm sent to
such a step when there to 04111 . 0 proepeet Oa.
(owning a satislitmory result. It is added that
Austria is very far from declining the emope.
ration of Prussin.
The Prussian Gazette of October 30th af
firms that at this very moment the French Gov
ernment intimates at Vienna its readiness to
negotiate with. Russia on the basis of the Four
points, adding that it was resolved to contin-
Ale Glover, anti te•commenee military opera
tions neap spring, with redoubled energy should
roars not. ho , oneluded in the intotiin.
liar Read that “sartuint" in to•day'o pa
VW Hop vines grow spontaneously in
Ated—The tutkormuraering going
SEir The srnnll pox still ritges in Holli‘
XlerMany of the boatmen have tied up
come low fashion.
462 r• Funny Fern hae written u hov ar
entitled Roar Clark.
Sa - The rumored war with Englund bns
algid n grout stir in the country,
giiirA train of ears was blown off the II
lentAilroad, fart week, by high ivied, kill
At r. The sailing of the eapeini•m from
York to Liberia has been postpone 1 until
middle of December.
Stir The Louisville (Irs.) 1 Mies sz,7l t
300 families per week from the East, mob
at that place fir the far west."
PRP A farmer at Hopkina,i;le says he
been offered $1 per bushel for too next ye
crop of wheat. Fast cuumry
SW" Our old friend Aliek McClure of
Chamhersburg Whig, has retired from that
per. He is succeeded by Mr. Eyater.
rEI7 A California cotemporary speaking
a new paper, just started, says :— . "lt only le
ability and character to be influential."
Sworn 7n-31, Jacob Baker, the neat
lected County Ccimmisaioner, has been asv
in. He will ,nuke an excellent officer.
Ea'. A man named Sinclair, of Jones,.
Wisconsin, having a fortune of $150,0110,
his throat a few days since, fur fear of
,9ate Trecrzqtrer.—We understand that
brawliitg Locofoeo of this county is a rand',
for this office, Ira good plunderer is rotiu
to fill that station, we recommend hint.
tar' A duel lately fought in Cuiifornia
t.:1,11 after the sixth Inv, in one of the
',Ling wounded in the thigh, and tits
ecioing a laidlet through his breeches.
0 Tempora, 0 llvres I—lt would aril
11.0,11 a communicatiou in a Pittsburg pi,
that the disgusting Spiritual Affinity or I
I. iv... 21sic has broken out in that pine
Extra-ordinary—A lady iu Pottsvli!e
weelc gave birth to three bouncing bullies
has just snivel the
:y L:•S : e,
a three years' absence iu Cdrie,:lia. It:
SET- The Death Punishment
bolished in Wisconsin, an agitation r,,
'oration has been commenced. and a lr; , c
jut ity ur the newspapers sustain and adve,
such a relorstiou.
r t a': We nitt with the fallowing motto
inner tty, wrati,tl around a bon-bon.
is a lira that tinsis and sparlslea
In wen as naturally as in sintrs•oali.
t.- - .;,)•• At Springfield, Ma •i.. • •1 'f.•.
Dwight, who lasi u .; t .
est.:, on Mss Euule, F. -•• ....•
and threatened to r.his• :
25(.10 LAnrryit, -•' • : •.
•:,, • !: • • s.•
r. .. ~.:.,~ ~ l.c_ ~,~~~ ae :ar..~...i J:.r: ~i. ..
f,r the crectiou ~t u
...-... ' I'..
.1..t..:t.,:ard of a Itorti'oic soicide, whore:
and ac•cotarlisited young lady of
city committed cuicil, by taliitig a dot,
arsenic while lahoritig nwler the ilitteloa:
ii.sual a . • . .•• . .1w
electiun the • • .o I:. ;
sah.,ons aiv.l .• !• halls to ctos,
srective p!aces, thu 6th inst.,
579 th, Ow straight Dc
(11, 6111101:8 1.11 If'
me d in the So, rtli SPra.t.,llll Dist
i • vote .!! i Fe! Am.
• . . • 1,2,u
I, Ira we extr
a la.•: .a •!• !.• Times.
towarCl ;.!••• same
Thumicrer to ii,ll.lg, Junior; the Ge
Exhibition of 1851, but we are happy to
the sentiments ut the article ard not cador
I,y the rest of the British pro..
A Monster Baby.—They hero a baby is B
our County which is only three years of a
rat origins over one hundred pounds nod
throe Pert, two inches in heights. He meats:
fortydbur inches around dm chest, sad twen
seven around the NO. His head is twen
four inches in cirmonferunce. Where's Phi.
Poor Old Genacalan I—A visitor to t h e
idence of Cell. Cass writes : "The old
'still lives' in the uuturtund glories of a 0
spent lifo ; is hale, hearty, anli worth four
lions. lie !Teaks in for - A.111,g lanp.nago
our national prospects, and is strong in bin
lief that disunion will yet (tarry its banner c
The &Won Party,—Lngt bi•iday WO3
anniversary of tho destruction of the T,
Boston ihrber, ma. We were one of n 1
ty who celebrated it at a magnificent sup!
prepared by seven or eight real patriotic lass
of this boniugh. We had a "gond time"
"Amid the smiles of beauty,
The rays of shining wit."
We only wished the %Zola fraternity
hare been present.
xf a- Our friend "Cal" will find her roe
in Byron. Don': steal, 3oung friend. I
published a piece some two weeks since, fr
ft Rock Island, Illinois, poet, no original, me
ly to give some ono an opportunity to ldrs
him. It was copied, entire, from Byron.
no ono scented inclined to do it, wo make m
ties. Now, Mr. "0. H." Ruck Island, Illiut
never again palm off 'then men's effusions