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Wednesday Kerning, November 28, 1855.
Proposed State Convention.
We see it stated by a number of papers in
this State that efforts are being made for the
holding of a State Convention in this borough
to be composed of the Anti• Nebraska Editors
in Pennsylvania, for the purpose of uniting on
a common platform in opposition to the Nation.
al Administration. Said Convention to beheld
on the 19th of December, 1855. We have not
given this subject much consideration, but we
believe if properly carried out, would result
in much good. If the anti•administrationists
will but unite, forgetting the petty differences
of opinions or views which they may have, the
result would be such a powerful combination
as would effectually wrest from imbecile and
inexperienced individuals, the good old ship of
State. Let us hear the sentiment of the press.
From the Old World.
By the arrival at Halifax of the steamer Ca
nada, we have Liverpool advices to the 10th.
The ridiculous war excitement in England had
subsided, and the newspapers which created it
are endeavoring to shuffle off the responsibility
for what they have done. The British Secreta
ryship for the Colonies is still vacant. Unfriend
ly relations have arisen between Great Britain
and Spain on account of the expulsion of a
British subject from Cuba, in April last, and
the appointment by Spain of a notorious old
trader, as Governor of Fernando Po. There
was another rumor of an attempt to assassinate
the Emperor Napoleon, but it arose from the
accidental dropping and explosion of a pistol
from a dragoon's holster.
General Canrobert is pressing Sweden for a
positive answer, whether she will join actively
the Western alliance. A bombardment of Ni
•cholaieff is said to have commenced on the 29th
of October, and continued through the follow
ing day. The Russian and French Emperors
are said to favor a renewal of the negotiations
for peace. A reconuoisance of the Allies from
Enpatoria, on the 22d, resulted in their encoun
tering and offering battle to a large Russian
force; but the latter retired after a brief can
nonade. The allies burned three villages and
one town, besides many farm houses, and re.
turned to Eupatmia. The Russian army in
the Crimea has just received provisions for six
months. Omar Pacha has commenced his ad
vance on Kutars. A French camp of 50,000
men is being formed at Silistria. It is said
that the Sultan will visit Paris and London in
the spring.
Pope Pins has written a letter to Archbishop
unties, concerning the in it,.
United States, in which he says : "But that
you may provide more easily for the wants of
your dioceses, and may be able to have skilful
and industrious laborers who can help 'you in
cultivating the vineyard of the Lord, we most
earnestly wish, as we have already intimated to
some of your order, (who • o our no common
gratification were in Rome on the occasion of
our dogmatic definition of the Immaculate Con
ception of the Mother of God,) that comparing
your advice, and uniting your resources, you
would please to erect in this our fair oily of
Rome a cells ye appropriated to the cleryy of
your nation ! For your wisdom will instruct
you how great advantages may redound to your
dioceses from an institution of that kind."
Hon. Henry H. Fuller.
The Danville Denwcral has an able article
urging the election of Mr. Fuller as Speaker of
Congress. It says, and most truly, that his
past conspicuous political career has so amply
developed all the striking popular elements of
his nature, that he has been named recently by
several of our cotemporaries for the Presidency
of 1816. What eminence is reserved in the fu
ture for Mr. Fuller, we will not now even gum
at ; but looking only to the present—recogniz
ing his worth and fitness, and his strong claims
as a purely national man—we urge him for the
Mr. Fuller, says the Daily Yews, is the Con-
gressman elect from the District composed of
the counties of Lucerne, Wyoming, Columbia,
and Montour, and has been twice elected to
Congress—the last time by a majority of up.
wards of 2000—after a severe contest, overcom•
ing a democratic majority of more than 3000.
This sufficiently demonstrates his popularity at
He is a man of sterling integrity—of iron.
Shred energy—of conspicuous learning—with
great capacity of thought—clear, discrimina
ting judgement—and eminently possesses that
necessary faculty which foresees contingencies .
and provides for results. He possesses firm
ness without rudeness, and decision without
obstinacy. He is familiar with all the rules
and practice of legislation, having had experi
ence in Congress as well as our State Logisla
ture—is conservltive in his views, and honest
in his politics. His unquestioned and unques
tionable integrity and steadiness or purpose
'have recommended him to the confidence of
the people, and political leaders of all parties
unite in pronouncing him honest. His ability
-is too decided to be overlooked—his fitness too
apparent to admit of question.
Mr. Fuller can, therefore, be presented as the
man for the Speakership. Ho is, perhaps—iu-
deed, we believe—the only man who can unite
and harmonies the conflicting and antagonistic
elements which will be comprehended in the
next Congress--the only man, perhaps, who
possessing all other requisite qualities, can
stand between the North and the South on the
vexed and dangerously agitating question of
slavery, and upon whom Whigs, Americana,
and the entire opposition to the Administra.
Lion, can all unite with confidence and hearti
Wherefore, then, should they not avail them
selves of this opportunity to cement their
strength by electing Mr. Fuller, end securing
tothetnselves as s resulting consequence, the
power of the homey ?
Thanksgiving—Origin of Its Observance.
On last Thursday seven states in the
Union united in general Thanksgiving
and praise for the many blessings bestow
ed upon us as a people, and the many dire
.calUinities which we have been spared.—
In New England the observance of Christ
mas as a holiday is very light indeed, but
Thanksgiving is of all the year the most
disastrous to turkeys, pumpkin pies and
good things generally. It is a a time when
old feuds are forgetten for the nonce ; fa
milies that have been separated all the year
assemble around the blazing hearth and
family board, and every thrifty New Eng
land housewife indulges in commendable
rivalry with her neighbor in procuring the
good things of the land for Thanksgiving
dinner. Some States, it will be noticed,
observe the 16th, others the 22d, and still
others the 29th of November ; but all a
gree on the same day of the week.
We have often heard the question ask
ed, "Why is it that Thanksgiving Day is
always made to come on Thursday ?" It
has been so in former years and this year,
although the Governors of some of the
States fix on different days of the month,
they all agree on the same day of the week.
A question is started that has never been
discussed, at least to our knowledge ; any
suggestions, therefore, we make, must be
taken for what they are worth. The cus
tom of annual Thanksgiving arose, we be
lieve, among the Puritans of New Eng
land. As they were a Christian people,
about to establish a Christian festival, we
may reasonably suppose they took the his
tory of Christianity for a precedent. If
any one will read over the XXVI chapter
of Matthew, he will see why they consid
ered Thursday the appropriate day for this
purpose. The time of the Jewish Passo
ver depended on the state of the moon and
as astronomy was then but little cultivated
it could not always be fixed with accuracy,
Hence it is a disputed point whether our
Saviour ate the Passover in the year of the
Crucifixion or not. It is certain, however,
that on tbe Thursday evening before, they
ate that memorable supper at which the
Sacrament of the Eucharist was instituted.
Although the Passover in that year was
involved in philological, chronological and
astronomical difficulties, the time of this
supper can easily be fixed in several ways:
Ist. The reeson given why the bones of
those who were crucified should be broken
and their bodies taken down, was that the
next day was the Sabbath—that is, our
Saturday. The Crucifixion, therefore, oc
curred on Friday, and the supper being
the evening before was on Thursday, or
the Jewish Priday, since their day began
at sundown instead of midnight. It is, we
' su lT es.. because the Lord's Supper was
eaten on Thursday that our stern and God
fearing old puritan fathers fixed upon that
day for Thanksgiving, and the custom has
since become a permanent one atnong our
The British Recruiting Service,
Our readers will remember thatwe stated,
several weeks since, on the authority of the
Koelnische Zeihing, that Mr. Curtis, the British
Consul at Cologne, had been arrested and im
prisoned or. a charge of being accessory to the
enlistment its Prussia of recruits for the tnglish
service. We leans by the ektago that ho has
been sentenced for this crime to three months'
imprisonment and to a fine of fifty thalers—
about $37 50. In Vienna at present the large
reward of one hundred gold ducats is being
offered for such evidence as willlead to the con.
viction of those men who are thus employed in
inveighing into the wars of other nations those
men who are needed at home. If the offence
be weighed with regard to the evils which it in
flicts on society, and the apparent complicity
which it must frequently involve, candar must
compel us to admit that no punishment as yet
applied to it is sufficiently severe and that every
possible means should be taken to manifest our
disapprobation of it.
The mere fact that such enlistments have tilt.
ken place in a country forms a precedent and
an excuse for war at a future time. It places
the country in an unenviably delicate position,
and involves disagreeable explanation. Where
the guilty parties—as in all the present British
cases—are diplomatic agents enjoying a rank
and privileges which facilitate their operations,
such conduct evinces a want of regard and of
respect to tho countries in which they are pla
ced, which, regarded either by a moral standard
or by that of mere courtesy and etiquette, can
only be paralleled by presuming them to have
been guilty of smuggling by order. Will our
own government show as much promptness
and courage in this matter as the Prussian has
done ? Doubtful—very doubtful. And yet
John Bull will have but little respect for us un
less something as decided is done. At best,
however, the Administration at this date can
play no other part than that of a lag-behind in
this matter. The Dutch have get ahead of us.
From Washington.
A correspondent of the New York Daily
Those, says that Secretary Dubbing health is
improved. De is engaged in daily attention to
the duties of the Navy Department, and says
he has uo expectation of resigning, as stated•
Ile is supposed to be well informed on the sub
The President's Message will show that Lord
Clarendon Las never attempted to answer Mr-
Buchanan's lust argument on the Central Au,
erican question, but when in September, he
pressed him to answer, Lord Clarendonduclar
ml the correspondence closed, declined to re
open it, and indicated the determination of
Great Britain to construe the treaty an not ap
plying to her Beaten Colony. There is little
doubt that Great Britain would yield the Mos
quito Protectorate if we would admit her claim
in Bunten.
pr Read tin new Airrrtisements.
The Cincinnati Convention.
1 This convocation, called by those who sece
ded from the Philadelphia Convention of the
National Convention of the American Party,
met at Cincinnati on Wednesday last. There
were fifty-one delegates present, from Ohio,
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, India,
na, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wis.
consio. Those from our State were the follow
ing t
W. F. Johnston, J. L. Gosler, Stephen War
ren, C. A. Walborn, John Williamson, Robert
Isl. Riddle, J. H. Sewall, T. J. Powers, W. W.
Wise, Richard Coulter, S. Storabock.
The official proceedings will be awaited with
much solicitude, but the telegraphic reports are
so meagre and unsatisfactory that we shall
await a more intelligible account. The most
important action was a resolution by Mr. Allen
of Massachusetts, asking the Grand Council to
blot out the twelfth section, and make a plat
form upon which the North and South could
both stand without violence to the majority of
the people in either. Mr. Allots thinks that the
Grand Council nesrFebruary might fix up a
plan for a truly national organization, leaving
each State to hold its peculiar views on the sla
very qnestion. So think we, and we hope the
same conservative sentiment may pervade the
entire body. The officers of the Convention
were Thos. B. Ford, of Ohio, President ; Wm.
Streets, of Indiana, and S. M. Allen, of Mass.,
Vice Presidents; and W. W. Deavenhower, 111.,
Secretary, anti a final adjournment took place
on Thursday night.
tolun an Otoituk.
Taylor & Cremer's Nursery,
We invite the attention of the public to
the advertisement of the nursery of our
enterprising townsmen, Messrs Taylor &
Cremer. This nursery is decidedly one of
the most extensive and beautiful ones we
ever saw, and we may safely say, the thrif
ty condition it is in tells plainly that the
gentlemen, are thoroughly acquainted with
their business. It is an ornament to our
county, and persons desirous of procuring
plants or trees of any description, can be
accommodated with as good ones as grow
in the State. Read the advertisement on
the advertising page.
Proceedings of Court.
Commonwealth vs. Nicholas Gooshorn, Rob.
ert Gooshorn and Sam. B. difeFeater.
These defendants were charged with mali
cious mischief. Not a true bill returned. Conn..
to pay all costs.
Commonwealth es. Washington Barkley, J.
flouter, Joseph Meredith, William Wilhelm'
Jacob Firebaugh, Lewis Helfright, Isaac Nei;
jr., Joseph Burkhamer, and William Shay, al.
las Irish Billy,
These defendants were charged with Riot,
riot and pullipg down house and riot and as
sash and battery. True bill in the first three
counts of indictment, except as to John R.
Hunter. Not a true bill as to John R. Hunter,
and do not find on the fourth count. After a
hearing the defendants are found guilty of riot
on three counts. Sentence—William Wilhelm
wane of $2O, and each of the other defendants
$lO and costs of prosecution.
Commonwealth re. Richard 2'roul and John
The defendants were charged with assault
and battery. Verdict—not guilty, and that J.
Dunlop pay a fine of one cent, and costs of
Thanksgiving Day.
The weather was quite favorable to tho en•
joyment of thanksgiving day. All the places
of business were closed, and our good citizens
were out in all thtsinile3 of a holiday, to pro
menade and enjoy the bracing air. Genuine
pleasure shone among the 'home delights of ma•
ny a family circle, gathered arounti the festive
board—fowl play and the demolition of pump
kin pies being no drawbacks to the general on.
The day passed off without any display of
drunkenness, disorder or rowdyism, but at night
vriS observed a trio of young blackguards, ex.
tilting in the possession of "a five gallon keg,"
making night hedious. The various churches
were numerously attendesl in the morning and
evening, and several very eloquent sermons, ap.
propriato to the occasion, were delivered.
The Mercury Down•
The cold snap of yesterday was in striking
contrast with the balmy Indian Summer which
we had been delighting in for a season. It is
suggestive of an extra pair of blankets o'
nights, a grateful thought of blazing coal fires,
griddles full of smokin g buckwheat cakes, and
easy comfort generally, including rapt/pulling
parties. Susie fellow who is as fail in these
matters, says :
Spring has passed o'er ua since a year ago,
Summer has crowned us with her perfumed
flowers ;
Autumn our stomachs sutisfied--and•anow
Will soon suggest new flannel shirts and
And gloves, and warmer counterpanes—a cup
Of something hot at night, and 'tucking up.'
Splendid Books.
We invite attention to the advertisements in
another column of Messrs. Pierce St Co.
Also Henry W. Law's, Robertson's Ilis.
tory of America, 4c., most magnificent works.
We have received OM hooka and we are much
pleased with them.
See advertisements.
the title of a now paper proposed to be pub•
lished in New York, by T. W. Strong, at $2.60
per annum. Its prospectus states that it is t o
be devoted to the annihilation of Old Fogies,
Humbug, Charlatanism, and all the ills the ho.
dy politic is heir to.
of this elegant work is before us. It contains
an immense amount of reading, and some very
elegant engravings, fashion plates, &c., &c
Only $3 pet annum.
YANXSE Novo:is—This popular comical
work, for December, has been received. It is
an excellent ennui preventative, and we recnm•
mend it to all who desire to 'laugh and g row
gam of ttt Mut
Wonderful Snake Story.
There is it good deal id' excitement in Hoek
itighlm county, N. C. on account of a snake
having been seen whit h has a human head.—
The animal was only seen by a son of Mr. 0.
B. Stone. He first saw it at his father's tut'.
pentine still. His father, to whom he attempt
ed to point the monster, was never able to see
it, though the boy declared it lots under hie
feet. Several attempts wore mile by the boy
to shoot him, but the different guns he used
would never explode when he pointed in the
direction of the snake, though they would fire
if turned another way. The fattier in a letter
to theidadison, N. C. Democrat says
“Some of my neighbors came in again to
see the snake, and to see if they could find .y
mark it made, so we sprinkled 'ashes all over
the Still House and in the hole where it al.
ways came in, and we tied my son, fast, so ho
could not make the track himself, in nny way
whatever, and then we left him tied, in the Still
blouse by himself, and went away, and it was
but a few moments before he let us know that
the snake was in the Still House again and wo
went to see if there was any mark ; and behold
there was a murk as broad as my hand where
it came in and went out, and they were con
firmed it Wes something; I did not suffer Al.
Fred to stay about the Still-House but a little
for whenwier he goes there he is sure to see it,
and it also appears to him in different parts of
the farm but not so as it does at the Still House
and he was told to talk to it, and itwould
tell him what it wanted : and lie said he as.
kcd it in the name of the Lord what did it
want, and ho says it said to him that it wanted
to destroy the Stilling, and sneaked off, so then
to bo convinced, I tied Alfred in the Still House
again, and lie was told to wear clover in his hat
and then he could see what it was, and while
he was tied in the Still House he had clover in
his hat, and he saw the snake come and peep
in the house. having a face, eyes, mouth, tongue
and all, precisely like a man he perfectly knew,
and all ligt the head was precisely like a rattle
snake; and it scared him prodigiously. Then
on Sunday last, 28th Oct., there was a great
many persons who came to my house, who
doubted the reality of the mark of the snake,
came to see if they could find the mark, and I
tied Alfred again, in order that they might bo
convinced, all of them respectable men, saw
the•mark distinctly, and were convinced of the
mark of the snake."
The tenth of the statements contained in
the farmer's letter to the Democrat, is attested
by a dozen of the prominent men of Rocking
ham county, who saw the marks of the snake
in the ashes, and knew that the boy was tied
too closely to make it himself. The Demo
crat says that the boy is very much alarmed,
and his health is fast giving way under the
mental effects of this horrible delusion. This
snake bids fah to rival the great Silver Lake
Daring Burglary—The Burglar Arrested.
A most exciting nod daring burglary took
place somewhere in New Garden, Chester coati
ty, very recently. A keeper of a store in that
township, one morning arose early, long before
day, with the intention of going to the city of
Pliiladelphias While moving about the house
lie heard n seise in his store, and going to the
outside of the Louse found one of the pannels
of the store door broken out, and Ito immedi
ately had the building surrounded 'by the force
ho could muster, and then collected an addi
tional from the immediate neighborhood, and
the little army shouldered arms, and called
loudly upon the robber, who they still heard
within, to come forward and deliver himself up
"Come out you scoundrel or you are a dead
man," was Us, war cry without, but the burglar
kept out of the way, intimating that if they
wanted him they must come in and take him.
The soldiery.withont, conceived that discretion
was the better part of valor, and refused to en.
ter. A counsel of war was summoned, aud af.
ter repeated efforts to dislodge the enemy, it
Iwas resolved to beard the lion in his den.—
Cautious movements were made, and at last
the door was opened, and away in the dark
ness of the store room, two great eyes glared
upon the affrighted men—a hoof stamped on
I the floor, and a pair of horns showed that a
gentleman was there that they had known by
his horns and hoot's, front the days of child.
hood. The opening of the door gave the in
truder a chance for an escape, and jumping
forward the army was immediately on the re.
, treat, pelt melt, head over heels, out the door
they went with a big burly ram of the neighbor
hood pressing hard upon the brave posse. The
burglar it appears, bad been chased by some
dogs, and coining up to the store door load but•
ta his way through the panne], and thus esca :
ped his pursuers.— West Chester Repub.
soldier who was present at the capture of Se
bastopol, relates in a letter to his friends the
following romantic story :
"A party of our men belonging to different
regiments, were patrolling from house to house,
in search of plunder. In one of the houses
they came across a beautiful young female a
bout 17 or 18 years of age. Of course some
ignorance was shown urnongt the party oho
commenced to drag her about, and wo,ll have
used violence to her. had not a young man
belonging to the 18th taken a musket and
threatened to blow the first man's brains out
that laid a finger on her ; whereupon the young
woman flew to this man, and clung to him for
protection. She followed him all the way back
to the ramp ; when coming in sight of his camp
he beckoned her to return—but no, she would
not leave him. Whether she had fallen in love
, with hint at first sight I don't know. But she
came with him. As soon as ho got there he
was instantly confined for being absent whets
the regiment was ander arms. She followed
him to the guard tent, and cried after him.—
The Colonel of his regiment seeing the affec•
don she bore him renewed hint, and sent them
both to Gen. Harris, where an interpreter was
got and she related the whole affair to them.—
It turned out that she was the General's (laugh.
tor, with some thousands. She was beautiful
, ly attired, and carried a gold watch, and wore
a set of braceleis of immense value. The
young man is now about to be married to her.
She will not leave him 011 any account whatev
, er ; and if he is not a lucky dog, I don't know
who is."
The official returns of fifty-one counties (lea
ving only seven to be heard from) shows the
the following vote for the several leading can
didates on the State ticket:
Headley, American. 141,369
King, Republican, 123,773
Hatch, Soft, ; 82,31,0
Ward, Hard, 33,048
The remaining counties it is said will in crease
Headley's plurality to nearly 20,000. Thin is
truly a signal triumph for the American party.
The whole result is as extraordinary one as
showing the unpopularity of the National Ad
ministration in Ne* York. The Empire State
it will be remembered went for Pierce by a de
cided majority in the last Presidential election.
Now, as the American and Republican parties
I are both opposed to the National Arluunistra.
Ilion we have only to put their combined vote
against the combined vote of the Herds and
Sotto, to show how tremendous is the popular
condemnation of Franklin Pierce. The figures
show the enormous opposition majority of 129,
784 I Another singular fact is that while the
Hard section of the party is bitterly opposed to
the National Administration, the ,'‘'ofts, who
are nominally its friends, were denounced by
the ‘Yashington Union at unsound iu the De.
*necrotic faith! So that the Administration, is
' literally without a party in New Yon!..
The Rhetoric of War.
From tlio .4imerican Journal of the. Illedical
&deuces, for October, 'Ye extract the fallowing
notice; by 1). J. Duigau, surgeon, R. N., of
some of the remarkable wounds inflicted in
the recent bombardment of Sebastopol:
I. Stnit.r, WOUNDI.—A seaman, knocked
down by a fragment of morter or shell, was
picked up dead. The head was apparently
swept from his shoulders, but there was no
trace of hernorage. On disentangling his
clothes, which were tightly lamed around the
injured part, the head was found driven down
ward into the chest, carrying with it a greater
portion of blue shirt and red comforter. A
small tuft of hair alone was visible at the bot
tom of a deep cavity. It wns a regular haus.
An officer of engineers had just entered the
battery: when a 13-inch morter shell fell close
by him, exploding as it struck the ground.—
One thig . h was blown into the air; the other,
with its bones chattered throughout, but retain.
ing its continuity by means of its integuments,
was thrown around the back of his neck, and
hung plainly over the opposite shoulder, just
as the arm of child might lie in contact with
its mother's neck. He lived but a few min.
--- A
shell was fired at a group, principally
composed of sappers and miners. One was
lcilled, his 'face having been shot away. An.
other was carried up to the first parallel, badly
wounded. On examination, it was found that
half of the interior maxilla of the dead man
was driven into the roof of the seeond man's
The artilleryman, stationed in the eight•gun
battery in advance, in the right attack, were
sitting or lying down, engaged in conversation
when a shell exploded as it approached their
position. The head of one man was taken off,
as if by an axe, above the neckcloth, the tic of
which was undisturbed. The fore arm of the
other man mast have lain in juxtaposition with
his thigh, for both limbs were looped off with
the tame blow, in a line corresponding with
Poupart's ligament. This man lived for about
half an hour, urgently requesting all around
him to keep sprinkling his face with water.—
The wounds in both limbs were jagged. The
lunacies of the thigh were drawn out in long
bands. There was no hemorrhage.
2. Wouxns FROM ROUND Snag.—These
wounds are readily recognix&l at the first glance,
as there is but little variety in appearance they
present: Most of the men killed by shot had
their heads knocked away, either completely or
in part. However, some cases occurred where
those large projectiles went through the body,
and even through the upper part of the thigh,
making orifices of entrance and exit.
A bombardier, at ono of the mortars, was
struck over the ribs by a spent shot, which had
barely sufficient force to ricochet over the par.
apet and drop into the s corered way. As soon
as the man was struck, lie uttered a loud
scream, and as he fell, made a conclusive
death gasp, and seised the cap of the officer
who was standing beside him. Death was in•
stantaneous, although there was no mark of
the injury. Nothing could persuade his corn.
panions against the idea of his having been
killed by a "wind contusion."
. . .
During the past winter, a shot ricochetted
with great force over one of the parapets, car•
rim; away the cap from a seaman's head.—
This man was a little stunned, hut no further
mischief ensued. When the cap was picked
up it contained a handful of hair, which had
been shaved from the scalp by the shot. This
would barn been a "poser' for the old wind
contusion lats.
3. 13of.t.zz Wouxns.—Our advanced trench.
es being in many places within forty yards of
the enemy's rifle pits, wounds of great severity
were inflicted on both sides, as the force of the
bullets were undiminished by distance. The .
orifices of exit caused by the conical balls snore
resemble shell wounds, m some instances, than
a bullet aperture. In wounds about the head
especially, I have seen nearly the whole of the
parietal bone carried away.
A soldier of the 33d was struck by a ball,
which made six openings. It passed through
the right thigh, through the scrotum, and thro
the left thigh, where it escaped.
The Russians used several kinds of bullets—
! one a solid conical ball, which belongs to the
Riege rifle
' another et a larger size and coni
cal form, hollow at the base, with a small pillar
!or nipple standing in the cavity. It is surroun
ded by three lines. At the base to guide the
ball in its flight, there are two other ones—
modifications of this principle. The old round
ball is still employed. In some cases, two of
these round ballots have been found connect
ed by a transverse wire, like a bor./311ot.
4:GRAPE SHOT Won have been severe
numerous. The following was au interesting
A soldier of the 49th was struck on the tem
ple by a grape shot, which destroyed the aqua
mous portion of the temporal hone. The brain
was flowing through the wound, the man breath
ing stertorously. The grape shot was subse.
ryuently found in his mouth, at the base of the
tom-gee, pressing against the epiglottis.
Since the commencement of siege operations
before Sebastopol, one medical officer has been
killed, and two or three have been wounded.—
The first, Mr. O'Leary, assistant surgeon of
the 68th regiment of light infantry, was actu
ally cut in two by a cannon ball while in the
act of assisting a wounded SCAM/111. It is only
to be wondered ett that more casualities have
not occurred among the medical officers, for
during the heat of the fire they are constantly
called from place to place coning along the
batteries through the wounded. During the
second bombard meat, this pierpatetic system
was very trying and fatiguing, tar the soil was
heavy and tenacious from the torrents of rain
'that had deleted the trenches, and instances
occurred where officer's boots drew off while
running along to assist the wounded.
Britieh Ignorance.
The English press, says the Philadelphia
Sun, ore as ignorant of our politics as they are
dour geography. The London News stultifies
itself by saying t "The alliance between Old
and New England, in a crisis which tests the
very principles that are the life blood of both,
must be stronger than the Union which the
Northern and Southern States are alike and
simultaneously threatening to dissolve. Mos
sachttietts will never aim a stab at Europe to
make South Carolina Queen." Our London
cotemporary should remember that though we
mar have our little domestic squabbles, it is al
ways dangerous for a stranger to interfere in
them. Massaehusets would see all Europe
bleeding at every pore, and its thrones turn.
hling into deserved decay, before she would
permit a foreign insult to South Carolina to
pass uneven god. We may be "distinct billows"
in our home quarrels but we are always "one
as the sea," when the blast of war calls upon
us to stand Shoulder to shoulder for the Linton.
Douglass and New England Emigrants.
The Cliciago Democrat reports the following
colloquy RA having taken place between Doug•
lan'and one of hie auditors, while the foriner
was making a speech at Chicago the other
night :
- Auditor.—Wby did you say in a speech at
the South, that the eastern emigrants to Kau•
ins, while passing through Chicago, wore guil
ty of acts of rowdyism, and carried banners
through the streets, bearing mottoes, among
which was ore, "Down with Douglass retc.
Speaker.—l did not say so ; I was not repot..
ted correctly.
Audildr.—But did you not say so, sir ; I
heard you myself.
Speaker.-1 say I was ant correctly reported.
I satd no such thing.
A'/door,- (opt rlitely)---You area liar.
Sttvs by telegrairil.
Later News from Europe.
The ExciteMent about the Americ
an Difficulty Subsided—Attempt
tobring Sweden intothe Alliance
Against Russia—lnteresting War
Items—Difficulty between Great
Britain and Spain.
The most important feature of the week's
news is the effort made by 'France and Eng.
land to bring Sweden into active alliance with
them. Gen. Canrobert is in Stockholm, char.
ged with this mission, and Sweden is required
either to assent or ramie.
. .
it is reported from Berlin that the Czar has
recently made a confidential communication
to Prussia and Austria of his wish to renew
negotiations, and that M. Bourqueney has re
turned to Vienna with fresh instructions to
meet the contigeney of proposals from Russia.
It is further said, that Prince Gortschakoff, the
diplomatist from Vienna, and Russian minis
ters from other German Courts are certainly
to meet the Czar, at Warsaw, in the middle of
this mouth, when the question of a renewel of
negotiations will be settled. It is also sta
ted that the Emperor of France is favorable to
a renewel of displomacy.
The Austrian Gazette states authoritatively,
that a French camp of 50,000 men is being
formed at Silistria.
From the Crimea there is absolutely nothing
to report. The armies are engaged in building
huts for the winter, with occasional tnilitary
promenades and exchange of long shots with
the Cossack piquet..
Several rumors of battles near Simpheropol
have turned out to be false. _ .
Letters from Sevastopol say that Russian
projectiles from the north side reach almost
every part of the city, and that a desultory fire
is kept up on both sides.
The Allies say that the Russians, although
keeping up a continual fire, are malting prepa
rations for a retreat.
Gen. Le Vailant has been appointed by the
French, Governor of Sevastopol.
Sir Colin Campbell, taking offence at the
appointment of Geu. Codtington, has asked
leave to return to England.
The following ie the substance of several
official despatches and letters :
The French will garrison Kinburn—conse
quently the English returned to Sevastopol
Nov. 3.
All the Turkish force intended for Asia has
left Sevastopol.
A despatch from Gen. Simpson, of Oct. 27,
says the weather was magnificent, and the
British troops were healthh.
An exchange of prisoners had arrived from
An Anglo-French force from Eupatoria, un
der Gen. D'Allonville, made a reconuoisance
on the 22, falling is with a large free of the
enemy, offered battle, but the Russians return
ed after an exchange of a few rounds of artil
The Allies burned the villages of Schade ffi-
Karaquet, Tuxela, and the town of Sold ;
also many farms and stores along the route on
the 24th returned to Eupatoria.
Intelligence from Odessa of the 27th Octo
ber, says that Todlehen it fast rendering Nicol
aid(' defensible below Passka, where the river
is only GOO fathoms broad.
Gunboats manned by the crew of the former
Black Sea fleet are stationed, and batteries
are being erected on both sides of the river.
The inhabitants of Nicolaicff and Kherson
are informed that those cities may be attacked
and large numbers have gone into the interior
at government expense.
It is reported that Odessa will be disarmed,
and the guns there sent to Nicelaid]:
Gen. Luders, with the grenadiers and car•
airy, is posted between Kinburit and Kherson.
It is confirmed that the Czar and the Grand
Duke Constantine witnessed the capture of
Kinburn from Otschalrow.
Tho Czar has returned to St. Petersburg, di
rect front Nicolaieff, without staying at War-
The squadron of the Bug have towed out
two rafts of oak timber worth $lOO,OOO. Be•
yond this nothing has been done except ma•
king a reconnoissance.
A recent report arrived from Odessa that the
Allies had effected a landing, in force, near
Perekop, and Russian troops were hurried off
to opptae them.
Later ads-ices render the report doubtful.
St. Petersburg despatches say the Russian
army in the Crimea hus provisions fur eight
A. Vienna paper, the Freedom Blatt, learns
from Gortschakofts headquarters that the Bus.
sians in the Crimea now number 200,000 men.
A grenadier crops had arrived at Simpheropol,
accompanied by 8000 wagons, drawn by oxen,
so the army is provisioned for six months.--
GstschaketT will not expect convoys after Nov.
when the steps, it is expected, will be covered
with snow.
A despatch icom fiJi.7.7in,;:s that a mes
sage had been received at the Turkish Endo,
say. stating that the bombardment of Nicol.
aielf commenced on the 'nth of October, and
continued during the whole of the following
day. The result is not known. It was added
that the emperor Alexander had been induced
to leave the place before the bombardment
began, but the Duke Constantine could not be
prevailed upon to quit the town.
It is said that the Sultan will visit Paris end
London in the spring, and has made known his
intention to the Grand Vizier and the princi
pal Ministers.
Omar Pacha has opened friendly relations
with Schamyl. Selim Pacha is to establish
himself at Erzroum with the: urkish Imperial
Guard, whence he would threaten the Russian
army besieging tiaras. Onion Pacha com
menced his advance ou the 2Uth with twenty-
two battalions.
Accounts from Persia mentions the depar
ture of an Ambassador for St. Petersburg.
The excitement respecting a war with the ,
United States has quite subsided, and the lea- '
ding journals, ashamed of the panic they are
created, attempt excuse it, and let themselves
down quietly by attributing what they call the
hostile attitude of the American Government
to an election ruse on the part of the Presi
dent and his Cabinet, and although it is noto
rious that the excitement was begun, fostered
and kept alive by the London Times.
Anxiety is now manifeeted to learn how the
news'of the excitement, and the comments of
the Times will be received in America. Intel
ligent Englishman of all ranks express them
selves pained and humiliated by the whole al.
The Secretaryship of the colonies is still va.
cant. There is no other political news.
It won rumored that another attempt had been
made to assassinate the Emperor, which how. ,
er, was totally untrue. The Exposition closes
on the 18th inst.
The monthly statement of the Bank of France
is stated not to be unfavorable in its general
character, although it will show a further dimi•
nation of £1,000,000 iu the stock of bullion.
Unfriendly relations are arrisiug between
Great Britain and Spain. Firstly in reference
to the case of a Mr. Boylan, a British reei•
dent at Santiago, who was expelled from Cuba
in April lust, notwithstanding the agreement
of Spain to submit his grievances to the arbi
tration of Mr. More, the British Consul at
New 0 rleans. Secondly, with reference to the
appointment of Don Domingo Modstich as
Governor of Ferdinando Po. Britain demands
indemnity fly Boylan's lemmas, and says that
Don Modotich is an old slaver his appointment
is insulting to the British feelings. and stunt be
Mr. I'ilhn9re. has been visiting tho King ~ 1
ticii Votes.
Congress—will assemble next Monday.
Th e eighth wonder—our jail is tenantless 1 .
E/opent—Those sore, 7 , ,tohlgiviog
Small Pax-,-lm made Reappearance in Lew.
Ridiculous—The boasting of a certain petL
,a'• Why
.don't the Globe notice the result
of the recent elections.
On the I?iyc-13tichnnan stuck and high•hee
led shoes for the ladies.
Coo/Standing out with your ear to the key
hole these frosty' evenings.
"Sanvish"—Tho Republicans have elected
their Governor in Wisconsin.
Clever Fellotts—People Mtn spend fifteen
dollars every time they earn ten.
A Chance.—sloo per month is offered for
steamboat bands at Mobile, Alu.
Snow.—Last Wednesday we had quite a full
of snow. "Hard times, conic again."
Creditable—All our stores and other places
of business were closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Truth, well Spoken—That Mr. Hall's Select
School in this borough, is the "Model School."
Stick nobility—ls what the St. Louis Herald
calls those people who carry gold headed canes.
A world of spirits.—The Troy Whig says
there are I,2oohelievers in Spiritualism in that
Senator—The Alabama Legislature has re
elected Ben Fitzpatrick U. S. Senator from that
What Next.—A more is being made in Kan'
zas for the exclusion of negroes from that ter•
ler!, Accommodating—The Conductor of tho
Broad Top train and his assistant. Real gen.
Look Out—A couple of slore.rooms in G flys
port, Blair Co., were broken open and robbed
last week.
Poor Kinney.—Col. Kinney is said to be cul
tivating corn and cabbage as a peaceful squat•
tur at San Juan.
We wont stand it,—Who would, to publish
marriages without a "wee hit" of the waddin'
cake? Nutt' red.
Tou bad.—The Grand Jury of Pittsburg has
“presenteil" female equestrianism at agricultu.
ral fairs as a nuisance.
De. !kale—T he Philndulphin Dentist, has
been pardoned by Gov Pollock, of the crime
whereof he was convicted.
I-Wily, over the 10—Those two feet 'tidal.'
and shawls wore. Pooh, nature never intend.
ed such critterd to be men.
A Monument—to george Taylor, olio of the
signers of the Deatration of Independence,
has been erected at Euston,
Deserves a Leather Al dal—The posey wha
stole our umbrella last week. We wouldn't
care if it hadn't been borrowed.
Jed So.--If ever there trus a poor creature
in teed of a '•straight jaelivi," it is the object
that publishes the Blair Co. Whig.
Not nice.--Fur a certain young lady in town,
to declare the author of ' . .lcnud to be a
certain "nice" young me up town.
Old Whi e.—Poor old fellow i he's gone at
last. lie aged 17
years. "Old dog True was ever faithful."
The Ola Soldiers.—Another National Con
vention of soldiers of the war of 1812, is to ho
bell in Washington city no the Bth ofJunuary.
Hear Him—Commodore Sloelatin has writ
ten.n letter to the 'fronton (N. J.) Americans,
in which ho endorses the K. N. movement, out
and out.
Aidernina—We sco by a a Peoria paper that
Dr. D. F, Miles. formerly of this place, is a
- candidate for Alderman in one of the wards of
that city.
Another Moughter.—A railroad accident m,
cured near Peoria, 111., ou the 19th inst., by
which a number of persons acre killed nod
Nine Liees.—A woman in Memphis, Tenn.,
was lately married to her ninth husbandl cite ,
ry—was the husband wise in choosing this form
of suicide ?
Refined Thule-- .A negro nanml Jim was
hung at Liberty, Va., last week. About 5000
persona present, among whom were at least 100
white women.
The Fool—Miss Rebecca Farrington, about
twenty years of age, who is a printer, killed
herself by jumping into the river, because her
"lovyer" was angry.
Mir An Irishman named !Anshan, shot and
killed a woman named Mary Madden, in West
moreland County, on the 4th inst. The shot
was intended for another.
Biting the hand that feeds it—The (Hobo
man in opposing Buchanan.
- • -
"Sharper than n serpent's tooth, it is
To have a thankless child."
ser"Where ignorance is blioi'tio fully," &c.
—llol. Whig.
Georgy, you must ha' been on a bliater when
you wroto that. Poor soul.
Amuoing—Raymond of the Hol. Whirl; at.
tempt at wit. No use donkey, for
"You bent you pate, and fancy wit will cotne
Knock no you please, there'd nobody to home."
The Banner Siate.-1?or rascally °Mein's,
Ohio seems entitled to hear the palm, as, iu the
last five month., no less than eleven Postman
tern have been arrested for depredations on the
Courageous. Officers.— A Loy named lime
killed hie father recently at (; ibsom a station
°lobo Michigan Central Railroad. Ile is a
desperate character and the officers and peoplo
have not the courage to arrest him.
We still live !—Well we do, notwithstauding
the effort which was made to Bunyanise uslitsi
Quarter Sessions. We're ready for another
attempt to seed as to
"Greenland's icy mountain."
Vie Dismissed.--The young gontleninu wt..
"got the mitten" last Thursday evening,, lout
better read Ilallouk'n"Dtuounied ! ",
suppose Alio was right in pray,.
But why. tell MO telms. did -she kick n e it -two.
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