Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, December 05, 1855, Image 2
'untingtion nr Wednesday Morning, December 5, 1855. . _ WILLIAM BREWSTER, 2 EDITORS. SAM. G. WHITTAKEIR. Is it Possible. "The Democracy of most of the New Eng land States helve declared for Gen. Pierce as the Democratic candidate for Preliideut in '56. The Cleveland Plaindealer thinks he will he the nominee of the Convention. The two-third vote will render a nomination difficult, but Gen. Pierce may be the man." The above, which we clip from tbePittsburg That, roust certainly be a hoax. Gen. Pierce the democratic nominee for the Presidency in 1856 11—preposterous. We have more cha rity than to believe that the democratic party, our old opponent though it be, could be guilty of so treasonable an act as to remomi nate Gen. Pierce. We would not be astonished should rebellious South Carolina, and one or two more fire-eating States of a like kidney, proclaim for this seeond edition of Sancho Panza, but for sober Massachusetts, Vermont, or Connec ticut to go for Pierce, is, we think, carrying the joke a geetle' too far. If the Democracy of the Union could re-no minate Geu. Pierce, after his inglorious public' career, it must indeed be sunk deeper in the mire of political depravity and corruption, than we had supposed. Prepayment of Postage. It will be recollected that by the Act ofllarch 3d, 1835, requiring the postage on all letters not free sent by mail within the United States, and not from or to a foreign country, to he pre paid, it was also enacted that from and after January 1, 1856, the Postmaster General may require posttnasters to place postage stamps upon all prepaid letters upon which such stamps may not have been placed by the writers. We learn that the Postmaster General has decided to require postmasters to comply with and carry ;uto effect, this provision of the law; and if not already done, to supply themselves with postage stamps accordingly, by sending their order for them to the Third Assistant Postmaster General. Of course, it is not in- tended nor expected that this regulation shall throw upon postmasters the labor of affixing postage stamps to letters where the writers might, without inconvenience, have done it for themselves. The main thing is for postmasters to keep themselves supplied with stamps, that all persons haying occasion to use may readily obtain them. Delinquents. "We congratulate our neighbor of the Jour nal on the prospect of again meeting his delis irprent subscribers, under circumstances some what more favorable for the liquidation of his claims upon them. We have just been 'rapped' •by a departed 'spirit' of one of our own delin quents into the important information, that the 'hung" subscribers are now occupied at a place called "ITakadam," fifteen miles this side of It—et-ordain, wheeling a certain description of fuel to the principal place of consumption—at good wahi•es—and that on the arrival of our Huntingdon brother iss that torrid region, his claims will be liquor•dated." Hurd of the Brownsville Clipper throws this sharp-cornered brick at us, in reference to our discontinuing two of our subscribers' papers; our delinqueuts having been hung in Texas.— All right—when you aro knocked into "pi" Hurd, and go "the way of all old type," ti•e hope to have a great old time with you in the "old slipper" with those "sparrow" with whom you now hold such friendly intercourse. New Illustrated Paper. Frank Leslie, the enterprising editor of the "Gazette of Fashion" has now made arrange meets for, and on the tat of December issued the "Illustrated Newspaper" a specimen sheet of which is before us and possesses the most attractive features. Be hopes by this produc tion to disseminate a taste for those refining arts, which in elevating the intellectual fiteul ties, also aid in developing the geuias of a ua• tiou, by encouraging the culture of the arts of design. It will contain sixteen pages with nu merous engravings, and the supplements will be gratntitously issued whenever required. Six months subscription, one volume, $2,00. Address Frank Leslie, New York. We commend the Illustrated Newspaper to the citizens of Huntingdon. Was there ever the Like Before / In regard to post office mismanagement, any candid man will say most positively, the like has never been. Post Master General Camp bell appears to have a particular regard for blockheads, by giving them in many instances fat offices in large towns or villages. It is iu fact, too had, the way the post office affairs arc managed. It is unsafe for au individual to mail a letter, containing a tliree cent piece, especial. ly if the Jamas Campbell functionary is ac quainted with the fact. Thin is not the cane with all post ellico officials at present, but it is too true in relation to the majority of them. Blair County. We understand from the Regiater, that en last Friday night, the cellar of Me. Donaldson, of Hollidaysburg, was broken into and rubbed of some 80 lbs., of butter, 10 duo. eggs, and so on. That a couple of horses were found near that place, with old saddles on &c., supposed to have boon stolen. We noticed in the same impel., some two weeks ago, a statement to the effect that a ye. ry valuable bed of ore had been discovered in the vicinity of that place, and that two furna. pee were about being erected. A great inetita• ties, that Itollidaysburg. Disposal of the Dead. Prentice of the Louisville Journal given thu ocography of burial and burning :—A Routh Carolina editor inquires whether burning or burying is the better. If we were tp die in Kentucky, we should prefer to have our re• melon luiugle with her glorious soil—but if we were so unfortunate as to draw our last brcatli in South Carolina, we should prefer burning by all mesas. Open American Organisation. We have always taken ground in favor of un open, manly, organization of the great Amer ican party, dispensing with all those ridiculous and foolishly absurd ceremonies of initiation, and oath taking, which have heretofore formed a prominent feature in the government and reg. ulution of the society. We can see no reason why that peculiar party should persevere in its secret course, or, why it should not rather abandon the obligatory features of its organi• zation, and come out at once on an open, broad National Conservative platform. This we be. lievo, would be wisdom on the part of the Am. ericau party, and this, we predict, must be done, ere the party can become, strictly speaking, a national one. We hail with delight the efforts now being made in different States in the Union to bring about this reform ; at the Now Hamp shire State Convention, held on the 6th of No. vember, a resolution was adopted with great unanimity, to remove and discontinue all cere monies of initiation into the AMerican part•, and all obligations except such regulations as the councils or clubs, in their respective towns shall think proper to adopt fur their government &c. This ;vas right and proper, and what the people demand. Secrecy may have been de manded when the party was first organized, but nat. now. Need we point out the glaring evils to which the party has subjected honest, good men, under its secret organization ? Certain ly not, for they ate known to you already. We point to the "black ball," by which, mon of irreproachable character, have been denied ad mission, simply on account of petty dislikes. Another instance of the effort at open organ ization, is the sitting with open doors of the State Council of the American party, in Arkan sas, a few days ago. Resolutions were also a• dopted to dispense with all the forms and cere monies of the Know Nothing Order. Dole. gates holding these views, were elected to the National Council which is to be held in Phila delphin, to nominate a candidate for President. The Grand Councils of the American party in South Carolina have also recommended that the subordinate lodges disband, and absolve their members from their obligations. An open organization has been recommended instead. In New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Lon•! isiana, and nearly every other State, the Amer ican party is openly organizing for the Presi dential ,ampaign. In Pennsylvania ditto.— Will not our American friends in Huntingdon County, go to work at once, and organize open Council., in opposition to the Locofoco Clubs. Sec to this matter, friends; do not bo hinds in this reform, because, the American Party is everywhere coming out as an open or ganization, upon the broad platform of the U nion, the Constitution and its Compromises.— It is all that is necessary to make the Ameri can party a national one. Buchanan Ahead. A correspondent of the Now York Herald, writing from Philadelphia, is informed from a reliable source, that Gov. Wise of Virginia, has written a letter to the latter city withdrawing his claims In the democratic Presidential nom ination in favor of Janes naolmoao, oust that information has been received from Governor Cobb, of Georgia, also strongly in favor of Bu chanan. Of the delegates to the democratic State Convention, Buchanan has 110, and Dal las 20. We may expect, accordingly, a full Buchanan delegation to Cincnnatti and resolu• tions in his behalf from this State Convention, which will have a powerful influence in other States. The movement of \Vise in his favor, is considered as making Buchanan the demo erotic nominee ; but nothing is certain with the two-third democratic rule to get over. Perhaps an effort will be made to repeal it this time in advance of a nomination. It is talked about. "Ten cent Jimmy," we think, will be the pin which the democracy will set up, to give young "Sans" an opportunity of making a ten strike on the "etky in '6G, notwithstanding the pow erful efforts now being made by that Ajax—ass of democracy, the Huntingdon Globe, the well known mouth-piece of "John Anderson my Jo," to defeat his nomination! We hope the dem. ocracy will "give Jeemes a lift," if for nothing else, but to cool his ambition, and give the A merican public an opportunity of rewarding his patriotic efforts to reduce American Labor to a level with that of pauper Europe. "Spot him" and let the vote in '56 tell that Samuel has been ''bobbin' around." The "Nigger." a Great "Institution." One of our cotemporaries throws off the fol. lowing pointed paragraph concerning the slaw cry system of the South : "The "nigger" is a great, in fact a dup.- dons institution. He answers a threefold put , pose, and that is more than many white men are capable of. In the first place hose., hoes and gatherslti 6 product which clothes a world; whirls has made Massachusetts rich and saucy —better than her neighbors ; which enables England to carry• on a war against Russia and supplies France with the sinews of conflict, and which helps Christian nations to cut each eth er's throats, by furnishing the raw material in tiespensable to the prosecation of multifarious branches of industry." Secondly, our cotemporary says, the nigger serves the purposes of the abolition agitators of the North ; and thirdly,. the secession fire cat ers of the South, which is all tr.. We must admit it. Dispense with the "nigger," and the stock in trade of these ultras of both sections, is gone. Common charity, therefore, to the ab olitionists and secessionists, requires that the institution should he kept np. Thousands of philanthropic demagogues in the North, who live upon the suffixing. of "Uncle Tom," and the credulity of benevolent political women and sickly fanatics, would be thrown out to starve or to steal if the "nigger"•were abolish ed. He is, in fact, a great "institution," and he must be kept up to regulate the, currency. Rear Ermason. Brownson, the noted Catholic Reviewer, has published a review of the controversy between Prof. McClintock and Mr. Chandler in regard to the Temporal Power of the Pupe. It will he recollected that Mr. Chandler undertook to affirm that the Temporal Power was nut a rue' Lignired dogma of the Church in this country. Browusou is very severe on Chandler, and, al. ter giving due credit to the ability which Prof. McClintock has displayed in his reply, ecpres• ses the hope that its clear and convincin g ar . gamma. may deter Mrr C. and other indiscreet and would hu advocates of Romanisni from gi• ving further publicity to their "heretical semi• protestant upinitum," Hard Working Yen You complain of hard times, and no wonder. During the last year, there have been imported into our country almost $400,000,000 worth of foreign manufactures, which our exports have failed to meet by $26,000.000 in gold, so that the whole amount to be paid in coin, is over 64,000,000 I Ah, yes ; money is scarce, and who'll wonder ? This free and wholesale trade all on one side, don't pay American mechanics just so well. But you would have it so, end so be it. Protect American industry, as it ought to be, and the boot would be on the other foot. Laboring man, think of this. Now can you, consistently with your declaration that you fa vor home protection, support or in any manner lend your aid to the Locofoco Tory Party ? Conte now, let us reason together—Ma not the Locofoco Party always, and in all places, in all manners and ways opposed all efforts on the port of the true friends of the soil to pro. test American labor, from eight cent per diem standard of pauper Europe I Is it not so ? Don't you remember a particular speech of a particularly conspicuous leader of Locofocoism at present, once upon a time ? Hardworking man, you cannot, surely you cannot identify yourself with the party which steals the bread from your children's mouths ? They will "Turn." Commodore R. F. Stockton, of New Jersey, whom the Locofocos talked of running for Pre. sident, a few years ago, writes to an American meeting i n Trenton, a letter, from which we take the following paragraph. There are a great many democrats in old Huntingdon Co. who think and feel on this subject, precisely as does the Commodore, but unlike him, they are afraid to make it public. Democrats of old Huntingdon, read this paragraph and see if it is not a better platform than the one you at present support : "I am unwilling to permit tho occasion to pass without expressing my entire concurrence in the patriotic principles of the American par. ty, which have bad forgo many years the appro. val of my head and heart. They aro First—The Constitution with its Compromi ses. Seeml—The preservation of the Union at all hazards. Third—The naturalization laws should bo abolished or essentially modified. Fourth—Americans alone should rule Amer ea. They only should be appointed to the high mad responsible executive of fi ces under our government." Of course the Commodore can no longer 'shine' in the Locofoco party after that. A good American makes a very bad Locofoco. He must stand back. Naval Activity, Notwithstanding the peaceful statements of the Washington press, there are indications that our government is preparing actively let some naval demonstration in the West Indies. According to the New York Post, there is con. siderable movement at . the Brooklyn Navy Yard just now, and it is rumored that the Secretary of the Navy has given orders fur the immediate equipment of the sloop of war Falmouth, as well ns the .w unfinished frigate, both, it is 5“;..1, detained t... it... Wee* 1.13. sloop of war Cyane has already goneto join the squadron on the same station, and the IT. S. frigate Potomac, the flag ship of the Home Squadron, sailed last Tuesday from New York to the West Indies. Here ace two vessels cer• taittly known to ho destined for that region, and two more rumored to be. Considerable activi ty is also manifest in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. "HOOPS. Hoops, not those that noisy boys trundle a long the streets, but those that fashionable la dies are doomed to wear in their dresses, are begining to appear in considerable numbers along our streets. We observed several on the street yesterday, and their happy possessors were the "observed of all observers." One la dy in particular, with fawn colored dress, and red shawl sailed alone with the ease find grace of an old goose upon a pond of dirty water.— She seemed to be aware that she was creating a sensation, and therefore done her best to look fashionable and interesting. Had ste however been able to hear "some" of the re marks which were made as she tripped along we rather guess 'she would not have carried herself so boldly. Of all the follies nod troub les which fashion itnpuses on her votaries this last "hoop fashion" is the most abominable.— There is neither "rhyme or reason,in it." They Feel Better. The English people wore lately very much alarmed at the prospect of a war with the Uni• led States. The panic, however, bus subsided according to the latest news. It is well that such a demonstration was made by the British Government. It has now learned thafthopeo pie of England want no war with the United States, and will not permit it. We hare al ways said that the English people were right on the question ; hut the government and the aristocracy need a rebuke from this country that will teach them the right moaning of the Monroe Doctrine. The Governor among the Shanghais. Prom the Philadelphia papers of Saturday, we learn that Gov. Pollock arrived in that city on.last week, and visited the State Poultry So ciety's Exhibition, in company with Mayor Con rad, and other officials. In the course of the afternoon, a dinner was given by the Society, at which Shanghais were eaten, Chittagons were toasted, and Bantams were talked about. One of the newspapers informs 118 that Mayor Conrad discoursed very eloquently on the sub. ject of fowls in a commercial point of view, referring to Greece for an example. The ex hibition was well.attended. Fugitive Slaves. The New Bedford, Mass., Standard of Fri day, says, sixteen passengers arrived there on the Underground Railroad on the previous day, and that the road is doing a "large and safe husiness." The Lo Roy, (N.Y.) Gazette, says further, that four runaway slaves from Mary land passed through, that town last Wednesday on their way to Canada. Broke Jail A follow named Frank Cobb,) confinod iu the Dauphin county prison for larceny, escaped an Monday last. Ile worked his way out with an old knife ;out a tile. With them ho managed to make his way to the roof front whom:o ho descouded by a rope. American National Convention• E. 11. Bartlett, Esq., President of the Amer. lean National Council, has issued an official call from a National Convention of the Amer lean party for the purpose of nominating can didates for President and Vice President, to be held in Philadelphia on the 22d of February next, to be composed of one delegate from each Congressional district, and two from each State Council. • A special meeting of the National Council will be held at Philadelphia on the 18th of Fel). ruary for the transaction of such business as may be brought before it. Congressional Congress commenced its session on Monday. On Saturday evening the Democratic members of the Howie held a caucus, and nominated Colonel Itichordson, of Binois, as their midi. date for Speaker, and Mr. Bank., of Virginia, editor of Southside Democrat, for Clerk, Cor. nelius Wendell, for Printer, Mr, McKeon for Door. Keeper, Mr. Johnson for Postmaster, and Mr. Glossbrenner for Surgent-at-arms. Col. Forney withdrew from the canvass for Clerk. Pius of* EMI. A Quetta SENTENCLA man has been con victed at Wilmington, Del., of stealing a pock et book, and sentenced to pay, as restitution, $13,65, to be whipped with twelve lashes, to be imprisoned three months, and to wear a con vict's jacket for the space of aim months. THE. VALUE Or A VOTE.—Wm. H. Smith , a naturalised citizen, has brought a suit in the fourth court in New Orleans, against James Beggs and Brutus Wells, two of the judges of election in that city, for rejecting h is vote at the late election, and claims $5OOO damages. - - - - - FANATICISM RUN MAIL-At, the election in Now York, the State ticket upon which Fred Douglas, a negro, was a candidate, cocci. ved fifteen votes in Oswego county. Men who would thus trifle with the elective franchise, and desecrate the glorious privilege, by using it in so repulsivo a manner, do not deserve to enjoy it. .Cuuiots N EEDLEC A SE.-Dr Fearing, of Nan. tucket, Mass., has taken from tho stomach, nb• down, and left side of a patient, named Jane Jaws, sixtytwo needles, and more remain.— The patient, some years ago, was deranged in mind, and fancied herself a . pincushion, swal• lowing all the needles and pine she could lay hands on. AN INVASION or lueoAnu.—A correspondent of the London Times furnished the editors with pithy and truthbil answer to the assaults up on this country recently made in the columns of that journal. In regard to the rumored 'invasion' of the Emerald Isle, the writer said "To Ireland the only invasion ever attempted from our shores was an invasion in 1847 by American shim which was loaded with grain, to feed its then starving population." WOMEN as LAWYERS.—The New York Times lets off the following ill-natured paragraph "As women are naturally teachers, they might succeed in the pulpit, and as they are the best of nurses when pain and anguish wring the brow, they might succeed as physicians ; but as a lawyer. 0! gentle Portia I 0 I hard. featured Sally Brass I take any other shape than this, antryou may preserve the love, the•respect and the *confidence of the sterner sex ; but a lb !nate lawyer , —faugh !" • A WOMAN SWIM, LNG MISSISIM,I.— Lloyd's forthcoming Steamboat Directory gives a thrilling instance of the necesity for woman knowing how to swim. When the if •fated Ben Sherrod was in flames on the Mississippi river, and the lady passengers who had thrown them selves into the water, were drowning around the boat, the wife of Captain Castleman jump ed into the river, with her infant in her arms, and swain ashore, a distance of half a mile, ho. ing the only woman saved oat of sixteen. She had learned to swim when a girl. MILITAILY DEATH SENTENM—Private Wil liam J. Dunn, of Company U, Mounted Itifle• men of the United States Army, was recently tried by court martial at Fort Mclntosh, Texas and sentenced to ho hung for mutiny and the murder of Sergeant John Williams, of the same regiment and company, by shooting him with a revolver, at Limp Creek, El Paso read, Sex. as, on or about the :10th of June last. The sentence will be executed on the fourth Friday next succeeding the reception of the Presidents confirmation of it at Port Mclntosh. ANOTHER ! RICH LEHACY.—The Syracuse pa pers state that Messrs. Morris & Gardner, two ' merchants of that city, have received intelli gence that they are heirs to liio,oob,ooo in money and property in England. Lord Gard ner, an English nobleman, is said to have beets the original owner of this property, and one of his descendants was, according to the story, Mr. Gardner, of New York, who was killed by the explosion on board the Princeton, on the Poto mac. The present wife of ex-President Tyler was the daughter of Mr. Gardner, and of course is one of the heirs if there he any such legacy. THE NEXT POPC—There seems to be strug. gle between France and Austria as to which of the two countries shall furnish a successor to Pius IX. Austria has shown a readiness to sacrifice her own independence in deference to the demands of the Papal Power, while Franco rules Rome with French bayonets. Both gov. crnments are ambitions of Becuring the Papal Tiara, nod France desires, it is said, to make Lucien Buonaparte a Cardinal preparatory to his being made Pope. Long before the time comes for the elevation of a successor to the present Pope, we hope to see the Church and State separated in Italy. Nothing but foreign soldiery now keeps the States of the Church in political subjection to the Pope. GIGANTIC PROPOSIWON.-At a meeting of the Pittsburg Board of Trade, a gentleman sub. milted a proposition on the subject of improving the Ohio river, by converting it into a slack we ter canal. The suggestions were unanimously approved by the Board, and were earnestly re commended to public consideration. The distance from Pittsburg to the month of the Ohio is 977 miles, with an aggregate fall of 42 feet. It is assumed that to convert the en tire river into slack water would require only 50 locks, of an average lift of $ feet, which would create pools of an average length of 122 miles. The average cost of the work is from seven to ten thousand dollars per mile, which is supposed to be about half the expellee of an ordinary canal, or about one-third the average cost of a railroad. ----••••••• MAIM. Ei,wrios.—The official returns of the vole east for Governor at the August elec tion, were opened and counted by the two hou ses of the Legislature, in Convention, last Sat urday. No returns were received from the counties of Marshall, Morgan mud Coaecuh. Upon counting the vote, it appearedthat— John A. Winston received • • - 42,238 G. D. Shorthridgo ...... 30,639 Majority for Winston • • • 11,599 The Speaker of the house thereupon declar ed that Julia, A. Winston having received a ma• jority of the votes east, wee constitutionally elected Guvurnor of Alabama fur the (Milling ONO years.—Abbilt: lion. Nov. 22c1. A CRUCIFIXION IN CRINA.—An American, writing from China to the New York Times, after giving an account of the numerous execu tions of the rebels, says : "Two weeks since, to vary the scene, they had n crucifixion. A woman was sentenced to be crucified, for the crime of linving given birth to ono of the rebel chiefs. If a titther is a rebel, his family is considered the same, and the whole family, from the old man of four score to the child of four years, share the saine fate. The poor woman was nailed to the cross while liv ing, a gash made across the forehead to the bone, and the skin peeled down so ns to hang over the eyes ; after which the breasts wore cut off ;they then proceeded to break every hone in her body ; a large knife was next thrust into the throat and passed downward, cutting the chest open. The executioner then throbs in his hand, and grasping the heart, tore it from its socket, aild laid it bleeding and reeking be fore fore the judge. At Shanglitte they drown them by dozens. • A MOB IN LONDON APPEASED BY MR. BecttA• FAN.—A Washington paper says: "Last night the President received a telegra• phis despatch from some person in New York relating to a rumor or statement brought by a passenger in the Pacific, to the effect that a crowd or mob, very much excited by the rep resentation that the Ministry designed to go to war with the United States, assembled around Lord Pahnerston's house, in a threatening and resentful manner, and that Mr. Buchanan ap• peered before them and gave them satisfactory assurances that there was no danger of the o c currence of a war between the two countries, and that, so (a: front having demanded his pass ports, in consequence of any difficulty, the cor respondence between hint and the government had been of a very amicable nature. How cinch truth there may he in this despatch I cannot undertake to judge ; but it appears that the Times' article, if it could raise a mob, could not much affect United States securities on.the stock exchange. MELANCHOLY EFFECT OF _MAGINATION.- The Cincinnati Enquirer says : During last summer, an estimable citizen, named Theodore bawling, who resides on Free man street, near the canal, was bitten in the hand by a ferocious dog. At the time he tho't but little of it, but in a few days afterwards he read an account of the sufferings and death of a German from the effe!t of hydrophobia, and from that period he has been laboring under the horrible impression that he was destined to be seized with that malady. The idea has so affected him thnt from a steady, industrious, and hard.working man, the pride and slipped of his family, he has become a constant inebri ate, for, during his sober moment, the phantom of hydrophobia is so palpably before him that he flies to the bottle to drown in sottish forget. fulness the fearful nightmare. The consequence is, that his wife and children, who, up to the time of his being afflicted with this unhappy hallucination, were iu easy and • respectable circumstances, are now suffering from poverty and privation, anti perhaps, the distorted imag. illation of the unfortunate man, may engender the catastrophe of which he has such a horror. A WYOMING COUNTY Huse,. SoLn eon ssoo.—The Cleveland Plaindoaler tells the fol lowing "A lady passed through hero a few days since in hot pursuit of her husband, who had been smitten with a smart attack of "passional attraction," and had nut away with another wo man from Wyoming county, New York, to Lo rain county. She took a brace of officers from this city, and went to Flyrin. The gentleman snuffing the approach of danger, left his money with a nephew to effect a diversion with the enemy, and took the cars for the South. On reflection, Ifo senspeotoa tha Lonn.ty Liu 00. phew, and took the next train back to look after his money. lfere lie encountered the pursuing party, and negotiations were opened. rt ',mul led in the lady's selling out all her right, title and good will, is .d to the husband, and his purchasing a dishonorable peace, for five hun dred dollars. The lady returned to Wyoming, without a husband, but with a pocket fall of rocks." sfir•Employin g one to make fictitious bids at auction, or getting the auctioneer to "run the property up," renders the sale void. In Beading, l'a., last week, a suit was brought on a promissory note, given by a widow, for the first payment on a property which she bid in, for $1,601, at a public sale held by plaintiff.— The defence was, that the sale wan illegal, the Plaintiff having employed what- the law terms "puffers," at the sale—thut is, individuals to make fictitious bids for the purpose of runnieg up the property, and that in this way lie gotta: property up t 0 .51,600, and then told defendant if she would bid one dollar more she should have the property. She did so, and it was struck off to her and the note given. An effort wan made on the other side to contradict all this, and show that the property was not sold above its real valve. The Court charged that the value of the property was of no consequeu ce that the law does not allow fictitious bids, that if "puffers" ware employed, the solo was abso lutely void. Verdict for defendant. A PRIEST ON A Faoi.w.—On Thursday eve ning, officer Briumre was requested by Mr. Mar. tin, storekeeper, corner of Lydius and Grand streets, to remove an intoxicated person from his store. Officer 11. went over and found a person of middle age, respectfully dressed but quite intoxicated, sitting by the fire. As Mr. Martin could not be troubled with the man on the premises, and the night was too cold for him to be safe out of doors, officer Brnsure took him to the station house for protection, having no authority to arrest him. The man represented himself as a merchant from Phila. dolphin. In the morning, however, the officer feeling satisfied that he was a Priest, by vari rious means elided a confession from loin that he was a Catholic Priest, and the pastor of a church in Philadelphia : That some twelve years since he preached in this oily. He gave his name as Jas. Smith, and said he had been seine ten days in town during which time he hail been drunk two or three times. In the morning Priest Smith was permitted to go on his way, and will probably keep himself close during the remainder °fins stay here.—Albany Jieyiutrr. Weawrea IN 1118 YOUTIL—A. collec tion of Daniel Webster's letters, with biograph ical notes, is about to be published in Boston, from which a correspondent of the New York Evening Post extras to a few passages. It ap. pears that Daniel, while a law studer.t helped to support his brother Ezekiel, at College, by copying deeds, &e., the latter also occasionally recruithig his finances by school teaching. The correspondence between the two, on the ways and means, is interesting. Daniel writes to his brother, under the slate of Salisbury, N. 11., Nov. 4, 1802, as follows "I have now by me two cents in lawfnl fede ral currency. Next week I will send them, if they be all. They will buy a pipe—with a pipe you can smoke—smoking implies wisdom —wisdom is allied to fortitude—from fortitude it is but oue step to stoicism, and stoicism ne ver pants for this world's goods. So, perhaps, my two cents, by this process, may put you quite at ease about cash." Again, as late as June 10th, 1801, ho writes from Salisbury, after having declined a com fortable office in order to pursue a profession; "Zeke, I don't believe but what Providence will do well for us yet. We shall live, and live comfortably. I have this week eoinewithin an ace of being appointed Clerk of the Coast of Common Pleas, for Hillsborough county. Well you will say you arc no better otF than if you had not come within an ace. Perham I um— say nothing, but thiuk a deal, and do not din. trust the gods Educational Meeting, In pursuance of notice the school directors, tench°rs and quite a large number of the citi eons of Franklin township, assembled nt the Public School house in Mechanicsville on Sat urday evening the 24th of November. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Barr, the County Superintendent. On motion, Major John Zentmyer, President of the Board of School Directors of Frankliu District, was elec ted Chairman, and 11. T. White, Secretary. The meeting was opened with prayer by the Rev. E. W Kirby. By request of the Chairman, Mr. Hoer, sta. ted the object of the meeting, and addressed the audience in a speech somewhat lengthy, but nevertheless instructive and interesting, up on the subject of "Common School Education." Ile spoke with much force of the origin, pro gress pod ultimate perfection of our Common Schools and urged the necessity of having them graded wherever practicable. He spoke of the advantages of good enormous schools, urged upon all the necessity of taking greater interest in their welfare. Rev. E. WI Kirby made a brief, but very ap propriate address. He portrayed the greet good resulting from a proper use of the nouns placed at our disposal, and argued that all should give cheerfully and bountifully of their abun dance for the support of Common Schools.— He pointed out the advantages derived by the community from the education and proper trai ning of youth. Mr. Barr stated to the meeting the duties of his oilier, and gave the reasons why he was un able to discharge those duties. lie also stated that he was under the necessity of leaving lmt hoped the meeting would be continued till a later hour. The propriety of raising the salary of the County Superintendent was then introduced by Mr. J. A. Pollock, who urged strongly the ne cessity of something being done immediately in order to enable the Superintendent to devote his time exclusively to the interest of the Schools. H. T. White spoke of the suicidal policy the School Directors were pursuing by permitting the salary of the Superintendent to remain so low, Its to preclude the possibility of realizing one half of its benefits. Ho showed that in other counties where a reasonable com pensation way allowed, the people were reaping a sufficient reward, and are appreciating the late school lame. J. Wareham Mattern, Esq., said that ednca• tion was power, and that so long as we co a ti',• ued to improve our means of education, nod grow in knowledge, just so long would we, as n nation, continue to grow in ;lower and national prosperity; and whenever the people comet] to appreciate and countenance popular education just so soon will the American Bag, with its stars and stripes, cease to wave in triumph up. On Repablican American soil. Remarks were els., made by Messrs. Conrad, Mellvain, G. W. Matter', and Bice. On motion tie following resolutions were adopted WIIEREAA, We, as School Directors, teachers and citizens, believe that the County Superin. tendency in a great auxiliary to the Common School system, and being convinced that the salary of our County Superintendent is inane. quote to enable him to discharge its duties tic. cording to the injunctions of the law, There. fore : lkwilved, That we will lend our aid to later his salary sufficiently augmented, so that he CRII fully comply with the requirements at the law, and devote his time exclusively to the Common Schools. Resolved, That we hold a District Education al Meeting at this place sometime in January next, and that Messrs. J. Zentmyer, J. A. l'ob lock and H. T. White be appointed a commit tee to snake the necessary arrangements. Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of of this meeting he prepared by the Secretay for publication,. and that they be published in all the papers in the county. 11, T. WHITE, Scc'y. 'REBELLION' AT THE Sl\n•, SING PRISON.- Sing Sing, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1851— Within the past two days we have bad two disturbances in the prison located at this place which have resulted in a serious and danger. ons assault upou several of the officers, and in the death of one of the convicts. I give you the particulars : Yesterday. about 2 o'clock, Adam W. Biro, a Relief Keeper at the prison, went into the foundry to relieve Mr. Hatfield the regular keeper of the shop. Mr. Bird was immediate ly engaged in conversation by one of the con victs, who asked him if ho had stated to the principal officers that lie had found coffee, tea, sugar and ruin, in that shop. Bird replied that he had not. While the keeper was thus enga ged, a convict, named Edward McGrath, made an attack upon Bird, assaulting hint with his fists. This attack was joined in by some eight or ten others Bird was knocked down and bad ly bruised. Another keeper came to the res cue of Bird, and, being assisted by two convicts named Freeman and Foe, succeeded to getting Bird out of the shop. Benjamin Leggett then entered the shop and ordered the men to go to their work. The order was obeyed by all but McGrath, who struck at Mr. Leggett, and cal led to the rest of men to "come MO Several of the convicts immediately responed to this call, but Mr. Leggett succeeded in getting oat of the shop, and obtaining a carbine, returned to the scene of the riot, where he was joined by the spout and warden and the principle keeper. the convicts were again ordered to work, and, not obeying. the officers proceeded sum. moray to enforce the order. Mr. Batteman beat back McGrath with his cane, and Mr. Leggett was forced to break his carbine over the head of a'stalwart negro named Smith. Finding themselves met by determined men, the con victs returned to their duty, and order was res. toted. As an evidence that this was a concocted plot, it was noticed that when the struggle first commenced McGrath raised the window, and celled out to the convicts in the brass shop that "the war had commenced—came on I" Ile al so made the same call to thu men in the file shop. he men in the brass shop started to respond to this call, but Mr. Lewis, the foreman in the shop stood at the door, and drove them bark to their work. But for this determined cool ness on the part of Mr. Lewis, 1 can hardly doubt but that both shops would have been is open rebellion. The men in the file shop paid no attention to the call of McGrath, but kept steadily at work. McGrath ix a man of small stature—hut of high temper and determined resolution. 110 was convicted of grand larceny in the city cif New York, on the Gth of October, I F 52, and sentenced to tour yearn imprisonment. He is an Irishman. This tnerning there was II tillittablince iu thu quarry gang, wuich resulted in the death of a convict named l'oben.—N. 1: Daily 7'isacd. *vigil Pim One week later from Europe. ARRIVAL OF Tim ATLANTIC. New YORK, Nov. 30. The steamship Atlantic, front Liverpool, with dates to Saturday, the 17th Met, arrived at her wharf this evening at 9 o'clock. The Atlantic Mk Liverpool nt 4 o'clock, I', 111., on the 17th, and brings 175 passengers.— She experienced heavy westerly gales for the last ten days. The Atlantic arrived out at Liverpool on the 11th inst., and the St. Louis the same day at Southern ;Am. 'duo 11 AL—The latest despatches from the seat of war report officially from Lord Stafford Redeliffe, tt victory gained on the sth of Nur. by Omar Pasha, over a force of ten thousand litissions,mostly Georgian Militia, at the river Ingour, which Omar Pasha, with the Turks, 20,000 strong, crossed at four different points, taking CO prisoners, three guns, and causing a loss of 400 in killed and wounded. The Tim kish lose is 300. ' A private despatch, which evidently refers tir same encounter, says the Turks crossed the river at the seaport of Anal:lia, and stormed the Russian redoubts, sifter which they pushed forward toward Kola's. distant sixty miles from Anaklia. Keyes WPM still besieged, but' appearances indicate that the Russians will retire io There is nuth ing new from the Crimea. Both armies are whoty occupied in hutting, prepa. ring for winter. Only a few ships remained in the Dnieper. •The bulk of the fleet is returning to Constanti nople. A desultory fire is kept up between the north. and south side of Sebastopol, and the fortifica tion abut!' sides are being augmented. Thu latest dates by letter are to the of November. The weather continued very tine.. The latest despatch from Gortschakoff, dated November Pith. says there is nothing new in. Crimea. The enemy continue to occupy the• valley of Buider, where they have two divas ions. A Russian cadet, who had deserted. reports that Gortochakoft had determined to hazard an attack upon the Allies, who were in cotton. gnome every night reinlbreing their advanced pots, and supporting them with Mild arta. . (Amid Zainerski has boon appointed to raise and command a division of Cossacks and Pules for the British service. lkuoits op P.m—Rumors of peace are extremely prevalant but vague. llipluwncy is active, especially at Stockholm, Vienna anti Brussels. A St. Petersburg despatch says the Empe ror left Niculaiefr on the 7th of November for the Crimea, to thank in person Cortschitkofro army: He returns via Moscow to St. Peters burg. Up to the 12th of November the Allies hod not undertaken anything in the Crimea. The exportation of brendstutlk tat been prohibited in all the Turkish ports, and tations allowed duty free. A portion of the French fleet had arrived in Bleats Bay. A private despatch says Russia has abso• lutely prohibited the export of Breadatutls. &Teeden ix expected to follow her example. The allied Nees at the mouth of the Bug and Dnieper had been reduced twelity•eight vessels. The official accounts of Generals 'Mllimns and Mouravieff of the Miceli upon Kars have been published. RE:4I. MPTION OF NEaccrertrtoNs.—Gen Wedeli Lux been autorout to Berlin. It is reported that tic is again to be deApatched to Paris on peace projects. NuMert;us communications are being exchan. ged het Wl,ll the Coatis of Vienna and St. l'e• tersbor,, lett it Is thought the preliminaries Mr peace negotiations will not take a definite shape till the arrival or Sir Ilmoilton Seymour the new British :11iiiist, at Vienna. A Berlin despatch, dated the 3d, says it up. peals more and more positive that preliminn• ries are being strangest at ltru:•scls, •with the assent of Russia, for the resumption of sego• tistions. Notwithstanding nil the denials arc persisted in, it is believed that peace is not fin• uff. FRANCE.-The formal closing of the PariA exhibition and the distribution by the Emperor of the decorations and medals adjugated, took place on the 15th. The list of American jrrc• miss received. The Emperor made a briel ad. dross, extolling the benefits of the exhibition.— In allusion to the war, be said "You desire, as I do, a speedy and desirable peace ; hut this peace, to be thimble, must distinctly realize the objects fur which the war was undertaken. Europe must decide who is right and who is wrong, nod the lionl victory . be achieved by public (Tilden." • Ile called on lUreigll countries desiring !woo, to pronounce for or against the allies, RIO ar• geed that without peace or rest, the lin.ging of these arms was necessary to carry out the ob• jecbs of the alliance. EN. LA N tis rumored that the Secretary. ship of tho colonies, refused by the Duke of Now Castle, will be given to Frederic l'eel, who will ho succeeded in the War (Mice by Lnr• ord. Gen. Cedrington accepts the command' of the army iu the Crimea. Orders and ribbons have been bestowed on Generals Pellisicr and Simpson. The Chartists under Ernest Junes rind other former leaders have re-appeared in n protest against the recent expulsion of the refugees fro!! Jersey.. . . The American whaler John Henry fell in with the abandoned British Arctic ship, the Resolute, of Belcher's expediton, in Davis's Straits, and took possesiou of her, abandoning their own ship. BEi.ttiv u—The Belgium Chambers had been, re•opoeed. The King's speech is highly con gratulatory upon the ileurething, state of the nation, but makes no filiation to the won. Gen. Cautrobert had an audien, with the King of Sweeden, and met a cordial reception, but nothing as to the success of his mission is known. Rumor says it has reference to an alliance between a member of the Bonaparte family of Sweeden. All the governments invited to lake part iu the Conference with refercee to the Sound Dues, including Russia, Mid signified their in tention of being represented. •. • - DENSlARK.—Defiroark repudiates all iuS9ll tion of relinquishing neutrality, or etderiog. into negotiations for altering the law of slice. elan. It is reported that CuaroLit will visit Copenhagen on his return. SrAtx.—'fho troubles in Saragossa, Spain, are over, and order has been restored. SAltelXiS.—The difficulties between Sardin in and Tuscany are ott tho point of being set tied. The Sardinian Chambers opened no the 12th. The King, in his speech, gloried in the alliance with the Western Powers. 1r0.r.-31azza, the discharged Minister of Police, has been promoted by the King of Na• Ides to Councillor of State. Ex-President Fihnore was on his way to It aly. The eleelibnS in Switzerland resulted in the triumph of the Radicals. tiaeece•—The U. S. Minister to tireeee excited attention .11 exchanging formal visits with the Russian Minister. French parrs say the 'United States au' lir pay olf the indebtedness of Greece to ling• land and France, in consideration of receiving time island of Milo fur ninety years. The American squadron left Athens on lit 9th of Nov, for Constantinople.