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Alexandria Gazette (Newspaper) - November 17, 1854, Alexandria, VirginiaMap of Sebastopol. A Rev a w a Heb Katopol is tie great naval depot of Russia and 4ts population numbering about is comprised almost exclusively of soldiers had tailors and those connected with the naval operations of the Empire. There � now 4 \ 000 men in its Garrison. The position now occupied by the Allied Alexandria Friday More id nov Makr it ism map of Arbo top in. We have procured and furnish to our sub scribers in to Days Gazette an admirable and accurate map of Sebastopol the scene and Centre of the principal operations of the War of great Britain f Ranee and Turkey against Liuda at the present time and to which Point the attention of almost the whole world is now directed. The following quotations from \ . Are Given As pertinent to the question of the Refu Sal by the French government to allow or. Soule a passage through the French Terri tory. If an innocent passage and even perfect Security Are due to a private individual much More arc they due to the minister of a Sovereign who is going to execute in Mas Ter s orders and who travels pm the a lairs of a nation. 1 say an innocent passage Lor the ministers journey is Jim ii tsp us. It a Soyo reign has reason to apprehend that he will make an improper u e of the Liberty granted him of entering his territories by plotting against his interests while in the country or that he is going to convey intelligence to his enemies or to stir up others against him. We have already said l by that he May in such a Case i u o passage but he is not to maltreat him nor in i i. La i Tsui to Ouiatt uni Gnu Vav us v a xxv j v. Bod. In the ?04 referred to in the preceding it is stated sometimes even a passage is refused to Subj Tevfel ministers in critical or dubious junctures although there does not exist an open War. But this is a delicate proceeding which if not just Fileti by reasons that Are perfectly s to Isfalt by produce an acrimony that easily degenerates into an open rupture. The democrats in Loudoun had a meeting on monday the 12th instant Lien. George rust in the chair and c. Ii. Stewart Secre tary and appointed delegates to the staun ton convention. They passed the following resolutions resolved that the present state of Politi Cal affairs demands the serious and solemn consideration of every Loer of our country our institutions and our l Nion Anil that it is the Peculiar province of the \ Irginia no Moc racy to set an example of firmness and Concord to their Brethren throughout the land to keep their forces steady and umm ded their watch fires always Bright their sentinels trusty and at their posts. Resolved that our thanks Are due and Are hereby tendered to those democratic friends is the free states and to such others As May have United with them who have nobly and stepped Forward in behalf of the constitutional rights of the South and a would urge them not to relax their efforts so truth and virtue must in the end prevail. The reported annexation or acquisition of the Sandwich islands is another knot in the tangled skein of our foreign relations which will soon attract Moie attention than it has yet done. To copy an article on the subject professing to give fill of Tiili of Titt history of the matter up to Tva la flirt dates. We of course cannot vouch Jar the authenticity of the statements made. Forces is to the left of the map and on that Side of the City the attack and defence is be ing made. The Entrance to the Harbor where six rus Sian ships have been sunk is Between no. A fort Alexander and no. 28. Fort Constantine. The latest Intel Gynce stated that lord the excitement about and run upon the Exchange Hank of Selden. Withers & co., in Washington appears to be gradually sub siding Undt the knowledge of the Public of the entire solvency of the parties and their ability to discharge All Elmir obligations. The Udden panic which caused the temporary suspension of the regular business of the House and the protest of some of the drafts is Over and arrangements arc making and probably consummated promptly to redeem in Virginia paper All their issues As the notes stipulate As Well As All draft and other liabilities. The Baltimore Sun says an e have Tor some time expected a demonstration on the i part of the Western pow ers of Europe against the i tinted states. Not however with the j design to provoke hostilities but with a View to a distinct interchange of National sentiment upon several topics of considerable interest to All parties. In c do not believe that it would have occurred just now while France and England Are engaged with Russia but that certain movements by our repiosenta1 Tives and member of legation in Europe have lately excited the jealousy and provoked action on the part of 1 ? ? the Secretary of the Treasury Lias ordered that on the coasts of Long , arid new Jersey the number of life boat stations shall he doubled i is Titre shall be one i every five Miles instead of every ton Miles ? As at present. At each of these stations there is to be provided a Louse for the Tempo-1 rare Spielter of the wrecked capable of contain-1 in 100 souls. Kach station Ano has a life j boat and a mortar to throw three Hundred fathoms Jim feet of line. A party belonging to the l s. Coast sur by 0. Ii. Berryman. Lieut. Commanding l s. Ship Carina a will Start from Balti More for the Vosi coast of Florida to mor Row. Her officers Are passed midshipmen English a Ooley and Lureese assistant sur Leon Frederick Horner k. L. Kastman i captains clerk and k. L Berryman. Act ing masters Mato. Another of the idols the democratic Larrv that the South a Hort time a. Was asked to worship politically was or. Cd mind Burke of new Hampshire. Now., they Tell us he is every thing that is vile and mean. A to would follow Uch Blind 1 guides Little Delaware is ambitious. The Tele a graph Speaks of electing All the Congress men. Delaware has but one representative in Congress. To her credit be it said however a that one has almost always been a gentle Man of character and influence. The Buffalo papers give an account of a very severe storm there on monday Hast with much damage to the vessels in the lakes. The last news from Oregon relates to the Indian massacres in that territory. Kaglan was stationing two guns on the Heights to the left of the City in a position that would enable him to destroy the vessels of War moored in the inner Bay As will be seen in the engraving numbered 23. For reference to important Point Ami position on them a look for the Cor responding figure. 1. Bains of cd Crone us. Church of st. Waldemir. The contest in California about the Sena Tor ship. Is still continued. Kex Congress Man mar Hall is out against senator Owin. The press of v Irginia almost unanimously condemns the renewed Effort made to have an extra session of the legislature. L. F. Willard has taken the National hotel in Washington and will open it on the 27th instant. Advertisements �c., omitted to Uay will be attended to in our next. The it Stirru rank. The Cincinnati commercial states that in consequence of the pressure the City Bank of Columbus Ohio has been forced to Shiv Pend payments of it deposits. The Western Banks and banking houses Are in a and condition and at Cincinnati Gold is Selling at five per cent Premium. The notes of the Bank of Kanawha sold at 2d per cent discount Bank of in Cleville at 0 Ken Tucky tru to co., at 7, and Newport safety fund at s j. The notes of the Clinton Bank of Colum bus were again refused at Cincinnati on sat j inlay. Indiana Stock notes arc Selling at 2d join cts. Discount. A note from the treasurer of the state of Ohio states that the notes of the Miami v Al Ley Bank canal Bank of Cleveland savings Bank of Cincinnati. City Bank of Columbus and Ali other Ohio Stock Banks will be re ived id Taxe. And Ali other Ribbe dues As heretofore. The a notes Are abundantly so \ cured by tie pledge of Ohio and i United states Stock in the Rotikes of tin auditor and treasurer of state which stocks Are still commanding a Premium in new Ork. No Bill bolder be adds need necessarily lose any thing by Ohio Stock paper. Swindling. A Friend of ours informs us that several of his acquaintances have been the victims us an individual a lady we will not Call her though she belongs to the femal sex who. In it than two a ears 1ms obtained Money from All classes of persons from Cabinet ministers foreign ministers and members of Congress Down to clerks and others to the amount of ten and Twenty thousand dollars. Two or j three of these acquaintances he informs us were bled to the tune of one thousand each. The lady in question he says is neither fascinating handsome refined in manners nor elegant in her carnage or dress but that she has a will and a Power of impressing upon you tin truth i her stories in spite of your self. Being hash and generous to a fault Liei. She has Money she does not scruple As to the Means by which she obtains it. Those who May be asked to loan a couple of Hun dred to any individual answering the above description better think twice before join so. American aryan. Cochituate water at Boston. The Boston Atlas states that for several Days past a disagreeable flavor has been perceptible in the Cochituate water in that City to such an extent As to Render it quite Offen Sive to the taste. This is accounted for by the Atlas upon the the supposition that seve ral of the tributary streams Aud pends having been dried up during the extreme drought of the past summer the Tish contained therein perished and since these streams having been replenished by the Rains the water Pas sing Over the putrid remains has absorbed a Largo portion of their softer parts Oil ac., and has received in Conse queue the disagreeable taste complained of. Quarantine Bay. 4. Marine Hospital. F. Quarantine fort with by guns on the Wall of which the first guns of the allies wre direct Oil. B. Fort Alexander with 00 guns. 7. Battery of Sebastopol with do guns. Guns in three tiers. 0. Fort 1aul. With 84 gun. In scr from Iii och. Arrival of the Steamer Asia. Jul Vork nov. Asia arrived at her wharf this morning with three Days later news from Europe. He news is important. The English have met a defeat at Balak n lava. Bread stuff s have declined. The Eastern the oth ult., of Imio russians attacked the English Camp at Balaklava and Defeated them with a to the English of duo men and 11 Cannon. The russians also stormed and carried four re doubts. Paring the fight three regiment of English Light cavalry were exposed to a Cross tire of the russian batteries and suffered immensely. The French position was attacked the Fol lowing Dav by s Imio russians but the hitter were repulsed with great Slaughter. The latest account state. That the so go of Sebastopol is till progressing. The sum . Soule a Depar Ted for Madrid to suppose in the Sun Jacinto via soil Hampton no rupture i anticipated Between the american and i ranch governments although the e Union l Imes asserts that it has p Iii evidence of Soules complicity with the Rod. Republicans of i Ranee. The Paris a no doubt that the Amei ican government will rep Liaty or. Soule s acts. The Paris journals Gen Erady comment tempera Tely on tie subject. Or. Mason is Aid to have had a Confer it Atli in i a in 1 111 f f Sill lil i let in the result of which was unsatisfactory to the funner. Fiance and England it is rumoured have resolved upon sending a Strong Squadron to Cuba. The English accounts represent that the allies had Defeated the russians at Bala Klava while the russians. A the contrary a they have gained tiie Victory russian accounts say that the allies have suffered two def utes tiie French had their works and la guns destroy a and that tiie English were routed at Balaklava. Tiie very latest accounts indicate that the allies Are in an extremely critical position and that the russian forces arc daily g Lin ing ground. \ Tiv times has despatches announcing that the Hanuna be before Sebas Topol was uninterrupted for several Days. The fire of the russians was said to be slackening but tiie French works Are much injured. The British Are said t � be within three Hundred Yards of the russian work. A deserter says that the to of the rus sians is Verv great. A tire broke out at Sebastopol untie Lam. And was still raging at last Pasha having c mite need operations against dra Brudsche the March of the rus Sian troops l As been stopped by go Tscha Koff. The affairs Between Austria and Prussia i still remain in an unsatisfactory condition. Difficulties continue to exit in Hungary and Poland As before. Ireland is quiet. England and France Are intensely anti us i about the result of affairs in the Crimea about which there Are apprehensions of unfavourable results. I or. Buchanan Lias not yet taken any part i about or. Soules insult. Lie believes the affair will be amicably adjusted. Details of news unimportant. I the is firmer. Sales s for the Welt 10,000 Bale Orleans b r mid i slings 5$. 1�. 1 Bellings of the Hock labourers. 11. Try and repairing Hocks. Lib Hospital. Id. Magazine. I \. A outliers Bay for Small ships Only of a mile wide and \ mile Long. 1 la. The town of Sebastopol la. Artillery Inlet. 17. Arsenal la. Barracks. Flour has an improved demand at a decline of one shilling on the past week s prices. Western flour 40 a 11s. Neat Eloed at do. Decline for the week. Coin n. Decline. Consols Hae advanced to do. American Tocks Dull and somewhat lower. Miro than is nominally at 4bs White wheat lib red and mix a 1 is. By Corn White Yel Low and mixed fas. Gardiner so co., report beef Ive and in demand and pork and i aeon also Active. The demand for lard is firm holders firm sales moderate to the Trade sales Are at. The Price for tallow favor buyers. Singular optical illusion. The Haris correspondent of the new Ork times states Liat a gentleman living in Brussels somewhat troubled by cobwebs and spots in Bis Eves rubbed them one night with a few drops of extract of Belladonna. I Iti the morning the cobwebs had gone but 1 the whole outer face of the world had Clung pm. Ilis newspaper which had 1 ecu placed by i. Bed id. Was composed of to so \ Small that he c did Hardin inc plier i he rang Iii Bell Ami ins Stout or ing wet Iii Lin 1 shrunk into a thin i tiie g i of 11 11 . He got up in a great fright and looked after Bis clothing they 1 were the garments a a child. Hut a in own a Tab Iliad diminished in pin a i i he easily g t into to ice. 1, foun 1 in i Wile and ii Lidren at Tabic the Abr nor a Dwarf tic latter a Lowed doll. He Imp Rich i off to his physicians the horses he met looked i ii dogs the drugs like rat. Everything Wal i Llinat and Cinderella. Lotions were an idled to tie vie1dins i i and the next Day crib Digang returned bringing Back thee b \ webs and spa. This phenomenon called j it i Hima an t seem to Hae occurred More the m halt a dozen times though it univ j be brought a by tin. Employment of certain substances at will. In Sinai prisoners in Kii Ishimi. Two Iran red and f or of the late Garri son at Aland an confine.1 at Lowe. The j men Are finanders bar the officer. Although jus Dar. Born Are Send nit of 1 reach and German famine. The officers Aie per miffed out m parole. A Large sited a been fitted up for the men to make up toy in he Sah to to. Public and Here May 1 e seen i considerable number i them seated on Ilie ground cutting nut of single pieces f Wood chains representations 1 Crown of horns and puzzles. To tall the imn Peak j three language Turk i. Swedish arid russian. The London times says t if a comparison were a e Between tin prisoners now in this jail and i of our re Jaime it we almost fear the Northern Barba Linns would carry off to aim. To Ltd Majo Rity of them Are not Only Able to read hut an write t do Rabiy Well particularly the sergeant Olur subordinate officers. Singular occur Urr. In l if Ille by. A couple of foolish Fel t own having a lot of knt a logs Butts of Trees t xc., which they could not chop a. Nor 1 lit apart got them together in a pipe on j 1 thursday evening last at the Corner of r i Well the and main Street bored a Hole in lie largest tog. Filled it with powder and t Dew up the we de lot with an explosion t Viii a caused the splinters to Fly in All direct ions. Be chunk went through a Wagon 1 Landing on main Street killing two men i thu were standing on the sidewalk one of t Thoni was much bruised and his clothes i Carly torn from him. The same splinter i Ilso knocked a Hoig in the door of Ujj House j my another fragment demolished a window t n each Side of the House. E fort Sebastopol and Wall. The fort uvula. With guns and the Only defence to the town on the land Side. 2. Aqueduct. 21. Tunnel through the Rock. Sam feet Ong. 22. Kalafates Inlet. 2d. Flie inner Bay of Sebastopol. Place of Anchorage Tor us Ian ships of War. 21. Inkerman Lighthouse. I lit & it him t Lif for first. Cur i i Nail a seemingly trifling occurrence brings to our minds with startling vividness if impression a realizing sense of the Reinack Ible age in which we live of the wonders i Iii de by or wonder working people. In looking or our Exchange Papel s on tuesday veiling . We Lessly picked up a sin Francisco paper. In opening it and Glanc Ingar tin us head our Surprise May be read ily imagined on leading san Francisco i tuesday evening t october 2d, i Sal just free Wiks and three week Only had laps d for in the time of Jda cing the Sheet on the Lin Der the printing press at san Ira acis of until it was placed on our table in the Ity t a Asci Inton. It had fir to to be taken in to in hip from san fran i to to san Duan in sir Oti Trio Pacific the by land Lake ind River Carriage to san Duan Del Nicaragua hence by steamship to new a re and thence a Railroad to a . The w Hole distance a Ittig five thoth sail Miles. 1 he t rip from san Francisco to a Ashing i a i sized in three week hat a a u conic Nentarz on the kill Dario in of o tand Enterprise of to american people a hat a glowing Story of tiie Progress which be Hac nut a. During the last forty years n t department of Scien we Iii bring death Power and Prosperity to a nation i dirt \ or a. � it took Fuir weeks to train to it the mail from new Orleans to new i re. In i Esen time lie tween w i even Day. Thirty years ago he journey in in new York to the Federal Waem i accomplished in ios Nan for. But More Frei gently six Days. Sow to time consumed in the trip i Otily waive Lioi irs. Thirty years ago a trip to san Rancic from the Atlantic Side would have Cun timed to 1 to portion of a whole rear. \ a it will be seen that the journey is been accomplished in 1cm than Twenty to Days from port to port. I Hiou. I 5 ii to inn Penni to Adji Ikird. After a Brief visit. Hon. William Aiken c t o a hire ton lat evening Lor ins resilience n Charlo Ron South Carolina. The object of or. Aiken visit to the seat of government to frit a satisfactory arrangement be Woi n too postmaster. The state fair. Or space forbids the mention of any of he articles on exhibition except to Correct mistake of u former article. We should a of stated that the Bay stallion torn Tele a exhibited by m. Rogers., esp re Nive 1 the first Premium for Saddle horses f fifty dollars which we learn was presen t a at in request in the form of two Beautiful diver cup valued at Twenty in e dollars . The first Premium of Twenty dollars or the Best Brood Mare f r the Saddle was wanted to Lahy. Sired by Lorn Telegraph he property offi Eorge s. A re esn., of this our to. Thus it will be seen that Loudoun is Toad of being distanced in the race for premiums took the Lead and gallantly sus aimed herself in every department of the exhibition Loudoun atm 23. Bakery fur army and Navy. 20. Ries. 27. Signal stations. 2s. Imort Constantine with 11 guns. -9. Kurt Catherine with 120 guns in three tiers. 30. Battery of 30 guns. 31. English st Iii a fury and russian Schooner. 32. k River. A a Tell of ital i for three season. It seems that the fall of water in 1832 to the first of november was 29.190 inches in 1833 to same Date 28.030 m 134 to same Date 24.890, or 4 and 4 inches in 1834, less than during the two former years for Tho same ten months. I he drought Here commenced Dune 3i the and continued till nearly september 1. With Only a few or is of rain and not Mough to Lay the dust at any time. 1 he fall of water Tor the three summer month in the three years was 1832. 1833. 1834. Dune 4.390 1 180 3.473 duly 4.000 of to 0.232 August 1.330 2.010 0.908 1 he min of september this year was mainly a her the Middle. It will he remembered that what passed of the equinoctial storm was before that time. Another table shows the following result. The fad of water in the following oars was As follows 1832. 1833. 1834. May and Dune 0.170 0.203 7.019 duly and August 3.12o 3.01m 1.100 september and f Jet. 0 0o 8.333 0.818 november and rec. 3.133 03 i lie fall of water of r the drought months this year was remarkably Small being one fifth of w hat it was in 132, and one third of the fall in 1 3.1\aniro Dpi. A patriarch. It is stated that there is a Man in the new of k Cost an House named Isaacks who was born in 1777, and entered the naval office in 190. A new \ Ork letter say i. I ii memo Ici unimpaired. Ami jus Cin Orography singularly neat Ami legible i to wintry w i flies of ins hair is warmed by tin autumn red that glows upon Bis Cheek in-1 the kindly cheerful gleam of an Eye us ii tuned by age. He is regarded with rever ence Ami fab Eton by Young and old. Join blameless life modest Worth and Bland deportment make him a favorite and Bis mind is Rich the lore of the . The Good old Man has kept a record of his life find from is pages ii permitted met copy tote follow ing extract on the 30th of april. It a i stood in in it of tin old Federal Hall in Wall Street Ami View i Coral George Washington and heard him proclaimed president of the uni Ted states of America and through the Bles ing of Iod i now on tie same spot after a period of i years record the event. April 1s 1, s. M. I sacks custom House naval office. Xor h Carolina lit Lal Turr i his body is to assemble on monday next. It will be remembered that two senators of the i United states Are to be chosen one to till the place of or. Mangum w Hose term expired on the 3d of March 1853, and one h succeed or. Badger whose term will end on the 4th of March next. It is stated with some degree of Confidence that or. Bobbin will not be a candidate but will retain Bis place As Secretary of the Navy. 1 he Fayetteville observer referring to the subject says it will be unquestionably a session of great interest and importance. The elections to be made will be exciting enough but new a they sink into comparative insignificance when compared with other matters which must come Forward for decision. Among these to May mention the Extension of our system of internal improvements the settlement of the question of banking Capi Tal and the action upon the entire body of statute Laws of the state. John Leadbeater. Ii 6f0 1 5 $t4bler old stand Fairfax it

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