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. . ,ti Hatter, Buckwheat and other
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• ; ai : - treat me heine for all mail
' Pamphlets and seeeares.
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--y tersimn i >i MOB PI.M fc.B \ .•;.'■•
Rait n ore; an I ' I DrugsisU and >n ; >p
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v. ate 'nt* above diseases, and
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the r. aiedj >i twent) <dd icars. Las
a-enty yeara standing to iw
fecfc health, in.i al! nthsr cases i i
,• .:. to be restored, without a single
■ tbei .fore i . illencea. Mi] aaae ..t
_ .' im•' ■ will no! cars, v*-
una ire i ed ml wit ■< pram nn
I i the i •'.-.■•■ - ne pun baaing
attti. . rj ii . . _-. ordin - Ij. i; hii
■ , uu itaut. es , p.-. •.-• care, anil ill
I rui nish «d litional m sdi une,
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• bee fe. ted with,....: inccn
e. patient. Sold bj
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Agsntsfi r the city of Richmond,
N .. Mi, Uroad sircct.
~ v ~ ..-.--! . ins purchased the interest ol
• • ; Powe . i shall -■■-■ ttnne tbe
M;\ , -,;. i GLAZING bI'SINKSS
... v , i ~ reti . ■'..
, ■ tl a patronage so liberally es
, ; . ne firm, I sn - I i i pntinii .■ cc nl
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HO BER [" GARTiIRIGHT.
..>,,,,,...; itbeaick, ifflicted and Burner
.: .■ ~. ,-, • .fore need Dr. .1. .-.
liwaya »,tri the uio-t un
i ts, thai some anprinciplad
id ib imitation. The Doctor
.: : , cli mi.- the wrapper, which
. • m» fizurea, and bn written sigua
• rers hottie ol th-* genuine
... ■ the public caa again obtain
ive suited their wants and
.; -.ii BYSUP, for enac ha
... Nts is the standard remedy.
.. .-. \ i- i;! H foi . a '.- rheumal im, ch»lic,
. --. \i ri the DVSPRPTIC COM
., - md ■■■' eomplainta.
. . eneral ' . and in
■ ,:.i; 1.. WARING, -»7 Broad s».,
.. ij Richmond, Va. •
.•», •..-. |. ;.. the most annoying and
n knoa r. Im societ) .can never
~.:•-..! ii,\KKi;x PREMIUM
, - bold upon tli° liver, stir up
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-..., . i -. md a i<nrata the m,;!.!
, . i complete revolution ia erfect
tii in, i..! nil impurities are
. ii >•■ alio suiler att'ouUl use
• • --. snd *et relief.
II . the city .<t Rielini"i!d
. irdera promptly filled
- _ K. 1 LKER, proprietor, Riehmoi.d,
i\_i,.ui> oi *irt, urn! Portraits worth ac«
• •■'; • . re tbe PHOPOGRAPHB <n
~ iter colors, executed ai tho
1 i Ail Uallerj ntli. U". Ml --
JIT ' n itreel Small Oacuerreotypei and
-..: en! rged to life size, ifde
ri i ,n oil colors, water colors, or
.. . oon. Mao, AMhROTYPK* an J
: 'T'IGKAPHS i'iecii'e.l in tiie bighest
r». \ (Irand Virgiaiu Diseoverj/«»«Somt
■ ■ ice, our exceiient townsman,
. informed as that he baa
■ -'■■'. i ujtii which he was er
v. a ;,.* id, whose top was en
-.*• bim two lis.-, a since, nnd or,
I foni ci ml ns since a fine crop oi
up with a vieoroua growth. S..
. i /. helol il eeftcae] .-! hia dia
ls ni .edit "THK INFALLIBLE
Hi,; 1! KSTOB i: 1!." Mr. B. ts
• .an extensive manufacture of an
i destined to provn of anxious in
pated friends.— From Richmond
is article can now be had of tbe prin-
Tli ■ ■■• pen ins who desire a ins
~- nnl] to one the n ttorer accord
■ red ioni on tha bottle, 'i'r. vbo
»ol ita efficacy, can have tbem re
• imie. by using the VIRGINIA
■ ■ . RKK INFAI LI BLE, proving that
i . • - ■ laimed to I*.
lepot for orders, St Main at
RICUXOBS, Nov. 11, !-SU.
• '!■■■■ ■.■ take oath on the Ho'.y Bible,
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mv hK rlo using EZEKIEL'S V'lK
' • i, - BTORER.
,' ! ifors me, by Naphtali Kzc-
Joi. M A VO,
Y».y..r ol Kiel, ad.
.'ti*- : cemmea sbservutlua thai there
■ -i- Irom debility among Americana
' - -i md among ?»ny ..'tier meihssd na
-- , ions, Ws take t. o little
ie a nta ..i tbs bodi ia the
•■ uj .;-. ii- ■-. In all M.eh cases,
nea can do little good. What is re
■ . -~- ai igoratnr as Dr. .1.
en to tbe worm, in ins CELE
BI : . i;.--,-- The weak and nervous
ting-1 lass, the exhausted toiler
I, md tl c prostrated student <>f
imp, have found a wonderful regen
■ • " and i'l'M.-r it to more
.• . i ious medicines. But it
. • the agsat which is so
bi nee iit.ai a frame wbi h is
< equally powerful in assist ing
' ■ ■ raoal terrible forms of disease.
■. i .
.*'-■•-''•) and Bladder «oiii|jlaiiit».-The
iv :l ml J scovery for Kidney,
uaryi 'listructiooa, Leuoor-
isi aex.ia HARTS
.■ -c .; nnal.te to walk, have soon
tins p iwerfo! COMPOUND, ills
>t, and is r- r rn oaneed bj modi
■ iave nssd ,:, to bs the best
• .. i'»! Mi :n tne world. Large bettkn
■ ■-. eats. A suppiv Justra
., ' ■•'" R B WINSTON, a>rij:'Kur«.
Maia slicet. Kichuioiid.
fJ*.5J»;r« utiing. TO 1 il X CITIZKNBAND
-- . N<i THE CITY.—If ...ii
II« i -nt ia the latest and most I
■ , v ■'*-,»... n advim v. iv to call im HOB j
■' <■■ . ' Cutttac, Shaving, Shampooing I
."'"'ins. oadsr tas Ameness Hotel, i
--'• alan can net the.r srbisksn I
,•,' .' '"-'d from red.luht,or grey,te
•" ■ Mscboi Inuvs <olor.
I) «M » I BUM -
" * a very imßurtuut eaesttnu. bm
- »*__., 7* '"portasi t.i mow where ><>v eaa
, ,' low, su ism to make >our uioniv
••lar, lim .cry place to BCO'HUpuaa
. .'*>•! known cataMiShmant oi
"Al Hfc, -a Main street, where yon
■'■"••• - largeassoruaest "i tbeSnesi
i, . - •• Cnll»re* Cambria Bands; Km
' • ~ "'•'' Collars, for to seats, worth
• ._. .'"' «■ and Hivk Kid Gloves, lor M%0.,
. , ""••'-I.men Handkerchiels, lor lue..
":..,, 7 K *r'Wi.KforadoeSSsit#a worth**;
~ _ • ■■ . .... , ..,, •;,. ~c( i an!, cln-ap at
' • sad it. ' " ; ; ,t "' ! -'rnwers; Cambric. and
-. t»7__** uosliß,from Me.and upwards,
• ... , " ■•may. I as .ire tl.e. public that
-,<<,. '• v *'' M ".t' ever, aad sxtend aa tujf!
" ''■ istM.i " *"'■ tUmuwiiiei- Hie plaua. No.
~,„ ' JOSEPH BTKAVee.
a uVlg, .J *«JtMTI«O» < -l have now ia '
•ie ~,",'"''"* uf Hhirt'Bs swtsrialSi con
I *-. j ,■"''''»'■'? uiiUeaelied i;.i'toii»of all
iw__i ** * sadetaersaasiior makes
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'- "i •_ »e|i' • Ul , rri «x Cabeoea.sie,. »hi«tfi I am
"0 IBS SWUI H-nsuriat le teiliis.
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-,/ !• v rt ,*• *' ■ """- 11 frai'Mon over the
"' j!l "h< J, °' 4 "< i » , "prd CsttSUS of Virginia
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Hftißp MOBEB, CJ^Ai^at.
DAI LV DISPATCH.
VOL. Xtll.—NO* 27. RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY ]L, 1860/ PRICE ONE CENT.
Ilirjiinunii § ispatrlj.
WEDNESIIAY MOUNiNO FKII. 1, lPtm.
(,K\i;HAL ASSL3IBI.V UP VIRGINI. .
TrBHDAV, Jan.."!, 1600.
At l^o'clock M., the Senate wss called to or
dei tv Lteut-Qoi Kuutaocb,
'1 bs morning** seasesu wa* cmeued with
|.r:i\.rl» Key. 1. .1. liooo . of the Seamen.
llieCi.-rk read a <• mninincatior. from the
House oi tMrtegutes, t ■> the sSRmi that it bad
passed Seuste mil entitled au net to provide
tn- the payment of theiutsrest on the bauds
of iin-iiiy ol WbeeHug winch umv lisvp Ihth
guaranteed tartbs Smte, with amsiartmnits;
also, Donate bill for th.* relief of Samuel U.
(Juurles. BMs Sheets 'ot Psdford, witßusssud
The amendments of the Huttse were con
curred in bj tbe SeBUM.
BUI* Reported.- The billowing bills were re
ported from committees, wig : Amending au»i
re-enacting thenci sutltled an act to Incorpo
rate tbe Jackson Orphas Asjrlnm of Norfolk,
:.i,.-nt Kebiuai y 26, 1834; amending and i.-
enacting the third cectioa of chapter b:> of the
I'd.', SO as to i-xlt-n il Us pro*. isions to tin*
county of Nelson; authorizing the city ot
Pi rtamouth to iasus coupon beuds; ssuenS
tng ibe eharterol <be town ef Welleburg; tor
ibe relief of tbeMeSlcul College of Wiuettea
• te : smeudlng tbe -iih secttou of aa net
amcudit-j; tne charter ol tbe Virginia Fire and
Ith, i-.'.-; amend in^fchnptertW,seetlona 11, i:>,
14, liana 17 of tbe Code of Virginia: emend
aed re-enacting aa act passed Jan. 19th, 183P,
authorizing a voluntary associstion ol iiuii
viduats tofoaee their lands lv common; In
creasing tbs salaries ol tbe Baperintendunl
and other officers ol tbe Penitentiary j author
izing and reqniriug tbeOommiaaiouers of the
Revenue toapporttoa the assessment af lauds,
between tbeowaetaof the surface uad of min
erals nndertbe surface, when held ill fee by
~. ~.|t persona; for tbe relief of Ewell
Hrannon, <>t Caroline county; to compensate
Philip Keck for services rendered tbe Com
monwealth, n*. the Circuii Court ol Marlon
county j for the relief of Daniel S. Dickinson.
The Committee of (Jen.-nil Laws reported
advenelj totbe petition, asking thatnpor
tion of Braxton county be annexed to Gil
Tke Polomat ■■■n-l Pocomokt River Fisheries*—
The following joint resolution in relation to
the flatteries in the Potomae aud Pocomoke
rivers, offered by Mr. TaLiaexaao, under tbe
rates ol ihe Senate lays oser one day:
Ren tied. '. i the General .!-■- mbly.Tbut the Gov
ernor t. ,'imi ne ia hereby autaorixed and requested
to appoint a Coiumiasioner t.> :ict m conjunct! »n
witk . lis* .'• ti luias oner to ne ;;.p'.it>teii by Mary -
land, for tbe purpose oi preparing- a bill embracing,
such provisions aa they ami (teem neceasarj and
expedient for the protection aad atioii ..f tli?
fisheries ia tne Potomac and Pocomoke livers;
.1, i. bill t.< l>e submitted !o the next session of the
I. ••....il iturea of tbs respective -Stales, and pubbca
tn.n thereof to be made in two newspapers of Bal
timore and two, newspapers of Alsxandiia prior to
toe meeting of'such seasiou respectively.
Resolved, Tbat §250, or so much thereof as may
be necessary, lie herein appropnated on tiie part
ot till* State todeiray the sxpsnsesol the said cm
mission, to be paid oat upon the certificate of the
Commisaiuner to be appointee as aforesaid by the
Resolutions ef Inquiry into Expediency. —Tiie
following resolutions were offered and adopt
••ii,\i/. Ol exempUng tbe Presidents of Sav
ings 1 .inks for services on juries; of amending
ibe Co., -ter ..1 tbe Logaa, Kntelgbaad Monroe
Turnpike Company; of providing for addi
tional compensation to Charles I. Harding,
Attorney lor tiie Commonwealth in tbe recent
criminal prosecutions In the Courts ol J.-iter
aon County; of incorporating a joint slock
company to construct a canal from Little
Creek, la tbe county of Princess Anne, to
Broad Creek, in the county of Norfolk.
Bills Peuied. — 'Ibe following bills were
passed by the Senate, via: l*\.r the relief of
Jacob Veumeter nml other securities of Geo.
Siliul!/. late Slierilf of Hardy county : for the
relief of the securities of tbe Sheriff ot Alex
andria county : appropriating asum of money
to j.av for the statoea for the Washington
Monument, and tor placing the same thereon,
lilouse bill:) incorporating the Brunswick
and Greensville Bailroad Company; incorpo
rating tiie Wytheville aud Mountain Lake
Turnpike Company; incorporating .the Cot.
tage Toll-Bridge Company.
Petition*, fe.—Thes following documents
were presented and referred, viz : By Mr. Nee
son, the |.etition of many citizens of Wetael
county, praying fur the removal of obstruc
tions to the navigation nnd the passage of fish
in Big Fishing creek from us month to the
continence ol the North and South fork of the
Sheriff of Henrico.— Ths bill for the relief of
John A. ilutcbeson, late Sheriff of Hearico
county, w:is read the third time, and being on
ita panisgr was rejected, aad afterwards, tbe
voie being reconsidered, the bill wus laid on
The Tax as Oysters.— The bill for raisin, n
revenue from a t:i\ oa oysters b.-iuir the order
of the day w;is called up t>y Mr. PaXTOV.aad
m:ide tbe order of the day l>r Wednesday, (to
day.) and every day thereafter until ihe same
be disposed ot
Senate Business. —The hill for running and
marking the boundary line between North
Carolina and Virginia was read, amended and
ordered io lie engrossed. Sundry bills con
cerning mud turnpikes, were laid on the
Tie Free Negroes.—Tut bill lo provide for
lining out, t.Hiding as apprentices and enslav
ing certain live nejrrues, was made 'he order
of tl.e day lor next Monday, o.i motion ot Mr.
Th* Revenue Laws.—Mr. Hiiakson, chair
man ol the Senate Committee on Fiuaaes and
Claims, presented a lengthy report on tbe
tin.'uiciai condition of the Suite, of whicb IUOO
c, pies were ordered to he printed for ibe use of
Tke Mission of tiie Smith Carolina Representa
tive.—Tha following joint resolution was of
fered by Mr. At »f__f, and under tiie rules lay
.o\.-r one day :
[The preamble which contains the resolu
tions passed by the Legislature of South Caro
tin., and refers to the action of Col. C. G.
Memminger, her Commissioner,are omitted.]
/>> ir Resolved hy the General Assembly if \ ir
tiaia, Tbat ws hays received with deep sensibili
ty, the communication wlucu .South Carolina has
niioie to tha authorities of this Commonwealth,
through ber Commissioner, Hon. C. G Msmmin
ter. sad wo hail with lirelj (ratification tins re
newed maaifeetatioa >.t tiiat. fraternal regard and*
affection which Save heretofore character! sed,aad
ws trust will always continue ta characterise, tbe
relatioaa of South Carolina and Virginia.
2. Resolved, That are perform a pleasing duty ia
recording, and communicating: t» tbs authorities
of South Carolina, our hi-h appreciation of the
ability, dignity, and oourtss/, with which Mr.
Memminxer has diochir. Ed the imp .riant duties
ol his mis .ou.
.j. Resolved, That tbe General Assembly ni\ir
ginia. raeoeatsiacia the present condition ol our
relations with t;ie Northern State*! aa imperative
neceeait) for deeia rs Baeasurss. dosa not yet
mistiuat thscapaciti ol tiie.Southern St;itt .. b> a
wise.nrm, and united ex;-rcise..l their reserved
powers, !•> secure, protect, and debtnd all th>*ir
rithts and to preserve and restore to us pris
tine rigor sad parity the Federal Union, form
ed by the wisdom, jnstics.aud patriotismol <>nr
forelathera—"a union of communities saving
dual rigbts "- a union regulated and governed by
lue principles ol the ConstltU li«n -a union ol sev
er, -un Males entitled to regulate their domestic
atlbira m tbeir own way and bound to fulfill their
oblii at ions to e-nli other with scrupulous fidelity —
auaioa tor Which wo have beea pOUCated tocher
i.mi a cordial ami immovsMs attachment, ;ind to
riii.'ir.l .-.ii.l speak of as the piiUdium ol our politi
oal safoti and proaperit) ; and b.r the preserva
tion of winch we hue lieen ai-custon.od to watch
with jealous aaxiet]. discouatmmaeina whatever
might angt,eet even a suapieioa that it might in
am evert t.- abandoned.snd indignant!) frownm*
v p..v the first dawsiagbtsver) attempt to alienate
any portion ol the coiintr* irom the rest, or ... e.n
leebis tbe sacred t.c* whicb vow bub together the
rar ions parts. ,
4 Resolved, Thst in such exercise, to- the Benth
ers States,oi their raasrsud rights, l».r tbs i>ur
posss sßpresssd in the i lesoiution. there
• louid bs m cord 111 co-ope rati on upon the part ..fall,
s>. an i... assure united and ooassnes action iv such
measures as mat Ins proposed.
ft. Betolved, That in view of the present state of
«rl«!rs we recommend to each of our .Southern sis
ter States thai the* proessd st ones te organise,
arm. and equip tiicir militia for active and efficient
« Retained, That we lurt'.er recommend to each
ol the Southern States to psss such laws »s, in their
judgmeat. may be most sSeetual (withou violat
ing the sronsieua orthoCoaetituti snftbe United
Htntes i in encouraging the domestic manufictiires
of ilie;r own and the other ......itlieru States p.o
uiotiiig direst trade with lorewn countries, and e5
-.•,!.!,.-i.iu .asl.r as may lie piactu-ablu, their cuiii
7. Rendered. That, ia ordsr to carry out the b.re
goias views and reeommsaoatiosa, Commisaiou
en v- appoinled b> tltisOeneral Assembly to meet
and confer with such Ciiiiii ssionecs as may be
apponite.i by the other .Southern Mutea. and to ex
Bteastetbeai the earneat and cher.shed desire ol
Vii .ma to remain, with her Houthorn aiat- r States,
in ilie I'mon. aa long as they cm do mo consistent
ly with honor; and tv ergs kindly and affectionately
upon them the adoption oi the mea>urea herein
recommend.-.! for eonimon defence, aa the l«st
me-iiis for prsssrving th* L'nion,and lest.nyi ■ fia
leraa) sarmssxi ami c .u-h tbnwcbaut its borders.
Mr. Isiiai.l. ottered the following:
Whe fens, serious causes of disentian exist be
tween the aiaveiioldiog aad son sla<-sbolding
.States «>( the Lnioß originating in repeated and I
uuprovoked attacks upon Southern nsfits and in
tereata l»y the Northern States and citixens there
of, and fonher agnrav ited by a reoont ae»ault up
on the Brtvereuntv- State by peiponafr*m
many M the Kortliers Mutes, all which onto weak
en and threaten to destroy the L uu . .laelf; and
whereas the Staia ot Ami h Carolina u.au.feating a
eommoa sympathy andiutmest with the Common ■
wealth, haa tendered bar aaais'ancn in counsel or
o herwiae, aa it may be needed, ami haa. through
her Cwjuiuisstousr now in waiting, proyoaud a oon
le.e.u-e ~, ~n ih,< ciii-u** which tliaturh our peace.
threaten nor safsty. aflfcet the guarantees of mnid
t"■• i• Ii in ibe Confadsraor. and einUn ;er the union
oi the.staie-.; Now, therefore, l« it
Resolved, tg the thnrral A'smibly, That
— be. sad ti.ey aru hereby appointed Commis
sfoasrs in behalf of this State to meet other Uom
n.isaioni-ra troiii sucli slaveholding States ea may
appoint the same, at --.on the —day of ,
to confer upon the state of tbs I'nion. and to re
port wl.ctnwr :i".v, and if any. what measures are
Beoeasary to defend and preaervn the Constitution
of ihe I nited Mates from infraction and to per
petuate the union of these Mates aa the Confede
racy wan orutnallv formed; and to report upon tbs
lest inoOeof resisting and •vercnn.ime infractions
~t the Constitution oi the I nited States and dia
tui'.tnceaol tha I'nien.
Mr. Tuo.ma.-*, of Fairfax, ottered the follow
Retelvedjrythe Genera! Assembly. That in the
opinion o [MS legislature there is no inssmanla
billy in the union eftbaSß .-tales BSUOW existnu ;
and no reason why entire hariiinnv and concord
sbonld not prevail among them; tliero is no an
tagouiam between their .btreient systems of lalH.r
and of social ,iie that exist in them; and no reason
wh--.il the rtt-bta ol each are respected hy the
otbsra.tba Uuonsaoald not be perfect and per
Resolved, That tbe no iea of the States ia destr
ab.e in every lubt ;-asasasmerml of the dam-ors
we have passed, sn4 the ifory wo bars won; as a
areal national Ueaaißg;aaa aafegnardaad anurce
ol wsalthandgreataamto each individual State:
as an examp.e of true repub ioaaiam to the lew
fsvored sationsoftbe world; as tbs home of the
tr«e principles, and the fountain of liberty to pie
s"iit and future a ; es, its preservation and perpetu
ation will prove oi inestimable value to the whole
Resolved, That as citizens of Virginia, and at
the same time citiseas of tbs United States, wo
retaiaa faithful attach merit, to the form mC gov
ernment inidi-r which we live, and believe that
with ioouer and mutual forbearance,the present
cause*»f wtterasM and strife that now exist be
tween different portions of the confederacy may be
removed, and all occasion lor their future recur
rence ha avoided.
Oa ssotioa of Mr. Cak .in, tbe three above
sets uf joint resolutions were ordered to be
Oa motion, the Senaie adjourned.
Ti knday, Jan. 31.
The House met at 1J o'clock. Prayer by
liev. Mr Mi.nmokhode, of the Episcopal
The bill incorporating tha Jumee River In
surance Company was returned from the
Senate with amendments, which were con
curred in. Certaia Senate amendments to the
bill, providing for tbs payment ot the interest
ou guaranteed bonds of ths city of Wheeling,
were concurred in.
Besolution* sj hi'juiry.—'iiy Mr. , of erect
iag a bridge across the Ernie Kanawha: by-
Mr. Hives, of am.i dins; sections ;>d and 4th of
chapter X of the Code; by Mr. Boteman, of
lucorpoTuting a boot and shoe manufacturing
company at Parkersburg; by Mr. Garrett, of
legislation in reference to offences committed
by negroes: hy Mr. i'ritcliard, of altering tbe
terms in ilie Ji--t and JJd circuits ;by Mr.
Hunt, ,>f refunding s:jiii to Thomas Javins.
Bills Reported. —To restrict the catching of
oysters in certain months; incorporating the
Ritchie Coal OO Company; releasing the se
curiiics of Sampsonßenham, late Slieiilf of
Scott county : releasing of Wm.
Paris, tote Sheriff of Appomattox: amending
an act to authorias the transfer to another
State of the proceeds of the sale of the real
estate of an infant or insane person, invested
under tbe direction ot a court* Senaie I,ill for
tbe relief of £. M. Underwood, (with au
Adverse Report* were received to the petition
of Addison Pratt, of Giles county : to the pe
tition of John Conway, of Marion county.
Bills Pas.-cd. —A bill authorizing the sale of
the parsonage loi in Kingwood : a bill paying
Absalom Knotts, (the successful contesting
member from Calhoun, Gilmer, Wirt and a
part of lJoane.) tm mileage and bis per diem
from tbe commencement of th session.
Tne South Carolina Cum mission.—Mr. liAlt-
Bomt, of Oalpeper, offered the following reso
lutions, which, ..'ii his motion, were laid on the
table and ordered to be printed :
_t,Retolved, by thi tien>rul Assembly, That we have
received with deep sensibility tne communication
wti'di South Carolina has made to the authorities
of tins Commonwealth, through her Commissioner,
Hon. C <>. Mnaaminger. and we hail witb lively
gratification this renewed manifestation of that
fraternal regard and afiecuon winch has heretofore
characterized, and we trust will always continue
to characterize, tbe relations of .South Carulin.i
witn v ir-ini >.
ri. oli fit, Tbat we perform a pleasing duty in
recording nnd communicating to the authorities
oi Booth Carolina our higs appreciation of the abil
ity, dignity and courtesy with which Mr. Mem
mi age r h.is discharged the important duties of Ins
Ktsotced, That tire General Assembly of Vir
ginia, reoognisine, in the present condition of our
relations wits the .No tltern States, aa imperative
necessity for decisive measures, does not yetaais
t ust the capacity ot the Southern States, by a
wise and fitm exercise ol their reserved powers,
to protect tiie rights and libertiea ..I the people nnd
to restore and preserve the Federal Union, 1-or
that purpose we earnestly desire the united action
of the Southern States ; l.ut tbe General Assembly
respectfully sub.nil or the consideration of South
Carolina and our sister Slates of the South, that
efficient eo-operatios will be more s;ilely obtained
bj Mien direct communication between the consti
tuted autboritiesof tiie States as may lie necessary
?iiu( proper to secure prompt and authentic action,
than through the agenay of an asaembtage winch
run exercise no le,ituiiato power except to debate
Kesolved, That the Governor of tbia Common
wealth be re'iuestcd te coinniunicate the foregoing
re solutions to the Commissioner of tne State of
South Carolina, and the Governorsvf all the m.n
Mr. ToMUV. 1.1 King William, offered the
following resolution as a subsiitute for those
of Mr. Harbour, which he asked might also
be laid on the table and primed:
Resolved, oy th* General Assembly. That this
Commonwealth and tbe rest• .'the Southern States
have just cause of complaint auainst the r.on
s!ave!ioii!;ii~ Sates for their unfriendly le»ri-la
turn in attempting to render worthlssa constitu
tioiial provisions for ihe rendition of fugitives from
labor; in obstructing the execution of constitu
tional law. iiiini--,. . .nil- i.ur citizens and imposing
oppressive penalties upon them for asserting in
tho-." States their ie-;al rights; in deny ing the usual
comity nf nations; in deny in. the meie ri-'hr of
traasit through their territory with property leg il
ly acquired and ri^iitt'till *» held under our State
c .nstitution ami guaranteed to us under the Con
stituiiou of the liiited Slates: in endeavoring, by
teachings, by declarations from tbe pulpit, from
tbe hustings and in public ateeungs, to instil into
the minds ol our slaves feelings calculated to pr.»
thee domestic insurrection among us; aanoying
bytheir constant rese'itioa and ieopardixing our
peace and satety. and Snail* by subscribing money,
paying for arms and munitions ol war and encour
aging fanatic* to invade obi territory and subvert
our Government. And in cur deliberate judgment
such R.steuirttk* opposition uenotes a hostility
which imperiously demands the most prompt anil
decisive aetioaoa the part of ihe States agrriaved,
to remedi ihe evil: if possible, to restorelrieadly
intercourse and saatinue Iraterual regard and af
fection among the people and the respective State
Resolved, That the sympathy of sister States
undei such ti rcuinstances cannot be otherwise than
grateful, and their united appeals ought to be sue
oe»sful. anil South Carolina, in ssndnu one of her
honored aoaa as a commissioner to express such
lee lugs lo us. manifests her desire to aid in per
petuating the relations of amity which to
exist, and which are the lor harmony
and peace BBtoag nations.
Resolved, That ii atlouls us pleasure to acknow
ledge the conciliatory, persuasive and powerful
appeal winch the Hon" C. <i. .Meinininner, her Com
missioner, haa in.ide te us to take the lend in as
sertnu the rights urbiohws claim and the oh liga
tions which are due in common from all (he States,
and in viadieatiag h.nd maintaining them by con
stitutional remedies, and we cannot hut express
our appreciation of the frank and digmned course
lv' has pursued in tuthiliug Ins ..rat-fun- mission.
Res,'tied. That in cherishing the Union Wltbfthe
devotion we have invariably exhibited, it is wuh a
reliance upon the execution of ihrise principles
which were recognized as fundamental at the time
of its creation ; and believing that unless those
principles aru secured upon a reliable bas's, the
dissolution of the I'nion is inevitable, sooner or
Uter. and the consequences must he disastrous to
each and all the States; and satisfied that a con
sultation ainoi.g tl.e Southern States upon our
rights and wroags.aad upmrthe mode and mea
Mire of redress, to be alterwards submitted to our
Northern fclh>w-citisane with an earnest appeal to
thsir sense of justice to acknowledge and adhere
to them, must 'end to tran.iuilize rhe public mind
ami be productive o| goad] we. therefore, accede
to lbs propositMia of Boats Carolina and earnest
U recommend the 00-opetatios of all the Southern
States in Bssembiiag a Convention for the pur poass
and objects Ii . in SXBtSSSSd,
Resolved, Tiiat the lieueral Assembly of this
C- mmoiiwe.-ilth will, b] joint ballot, elect 0. m
mimionsra to represent thia State, and that each
of the Southern Males lie requeaied to elect sum
lar CoiiiiiiiHsioiitra on their part, to meet at ,
ou tne day of next, in such Convention.—
And it is hereby expressly declared,that the action
ol such Convention i-ha.l lie »u-minted to the lien
eial Assembly ol this Mate, and to each of tha
Southern States, tat rn»ibeanaaur tajsetisn.
H solved, That the Governor transmit ihese re
solutions to 'be Iresiil-ia ol the Tinted Slates,
wiili a r< ..lent that tiie same Ihi coii.muiuoaleti to
the Con ress >.f the Lnited States; and. also, co
pies o ihe liovernors ef the several States, re
questing tuat the« lie submitted to tl.e Legislatures
of each State respectively.
Mr. Kkmi*eu offered tbe following preamble
and resolutions, which he asked might take
the same course as the others:
Whereas, causes of ilo.aeut.ou exist. which have
assam d tbe Constitution of the United States and
the sovereignty tst this State, and whicb have aa
aaiied the pc ice and safety of the whole country,
and weaken and threaten to destroy the l/nion tt
sell sniPU -hereaa, the State ol South Carolina.man
iles.nu a common aimpathy and interest with this
Coiiiiiioiiweaitii. haa tendered her assistance in
fomiael and otherwise aa it may be needed,and has,
itnoiich her Comiina«ioi er now in Watting, pro
poaedaeonferenceuponthe causes which disturb
i our peace and aalety ami .fleet the guarantees of
i go.ul faith in tho Confederacy andtiie perpetuation
of the union ol Matea: Now, therefore.
Be it enacted. That mid — and — lie. and
they are hereby eppmnt»d. Coamimioner bon bs
half of thia Commonwealth to meet other Com
uissioneia frumssuub slnvebolding States as mar
appoint ths same, at —on the -: — day or —. to
?oBfs?upoo the elate «rttoU*iMjm«tore»uri
whether any. and if any. what measures are ns
eesaary to defend and preaurve ths Constitution
irom infraction, and t» perpotuats the Union of
those States ss tho Confederacy was originally
formed. And to report upon the heal mode of re
sisinu and overcoming infraciioua of the Con
stitution of the t'liited States iuiU disturbances of
the Cniou. and if any exciting or apprehended
agressions am too dan eroue fur delay, or too
aerious lor ordinary modes of redress, to report
what übimate modes and measures of redress are
itece»sary and jiistiftibla under the Constitution of
the United Statea- Provided, however, that the ac
tion of inch conference ahall not lie nbluatory
upon the State of Virginia until accepted and rati
bed in such mode as th.a Oeneral Assembly ahall
All the resolutions above were laid on tbe
table and ordered to be printed.
Covington and Ohio Railroad. —The bill mak
ing an appropriation of to the Coving
ton and Ohio Railroad, came up as tbe order
of the day.
Mr. Capkrton concluded bis speech com
menced yesterday in favor of the bill.
The question under consideration was the
adoption of th«» ryiler, proposed by Mr. Ha v
mosd, providing that no part of tbe appro
priation shall be expended until the bond* is
sued by tbe State for it shall have been sold at
Mr. I'apkrton moved to fill the blank in
tbe bill with BifitntflO*, provided that not
more than $I,ihh>,hio be expended in any one
Mr. llaymosd advocated the ryder offered
The rv tier was defeated—ayes .13, nays 95.
Mr. Wilson ollered to fill the appropria
tion blank with •5,06U,05a Mr. Carter offered
to amend the motion by making- it ttn,UOU,OOO.
The amendment wa-i defeated. Mr. Wilson's
motion was then voted on, and defeated- -ayes
It, nays 127. The question then came up on
Mr. ('aperun-.s motion, to fill the blank with
.?■ .st»ti,ui(i,aad it was carried
Killing the sec.ml blank in the bill defining
the amount to lie expended'in "any one year,
then catno up. Mr. Cateuton moved to fill
the blank with SI,OVU,OUU, and tne motion was
carried. Tbe bill then passed by the follow
Yeas -Messrs. Aiderson, Alien, Anderson, Ar
no'd. Ball Ballard, Barbour, Raekervfll. Haas,
Bentley, Bisbie, Blue, foreman. Q. L. Brown Bur
well, Capertun, Carpen-er. Carter. Oa-.in. Chap
m tn. Chiids. Christian, Claiborne, Collier, Crsne,
Uavis, Dickenson Dickinson. Karie, hdainstou,
Edwards, F. vans, Keriuson. Fie mine:. Friend, Frost,
•iarrett, Oath. 0. Gibaoa.J. »>ilmer. Graham, Grat
tan, Hardy. Harrison, Harve*, Uacliie.. Boldway,
Hunter, Jams*, Johnson. Crawford 11. Jones.War
ner T. Jones. Keen. Kce, Kemper. Kmcheloe.
Kno:e. Knotts. Loebridce Lucas, Ma. ruder,
J G. Martin. Thomas Martin. William -Mar
tin. Ma'taears, Maapin, MeCasaaat, MeCue,
McDowell. KeGebee, McGruder, McKinney, Mc-
Kesae, I). Miller, Montgomery. Myers, Ns a las,
OSSSSB, Patterson, Phelps Keid. Kichardson, Rob
ertson, Kuthertoord. Bounders. Seddon. !*ie*ar,
Isaa.; N. Smith, Henry Simtn Taylor, Thomas,
Thompson. Toinlin. Tutwiler. 'IMer. Walker,
Wallace, Ward, Arthur Watson, Watts. Welch.
.'iiulield, Witten, Woolfolk.Yerby, the .Speaker
Nats.—Messrs. Bssseil, Bel! Andrew Brown.
Coleman, Fern;!, John T. Gibson, C. If. Gilmer.
Haymond. Hoffman, Hopkins, ft.nitt. Kaufman,
X le. Lsftwiteh, Lruch. l.inn, Mallory, Miles,
John R. Miller. Mon,', Morris, Porter. Pritchard.
Randolph. Riddick, Robinson. Hives Scott Mian
noii. Si bert, James K. Smith. Watson, West, Wil
On motion of Mr. CiutiSTfAN, the House ad
lIKARTLK--S Desertion OS a Wikb.—The
Sacramento (Cal.) Dee, of Dec. 3M, gives the
following account of a man who absconded
with his wile's sister :
A man named 11. 11. Foster, who formerly
did business as a wheelwright,on the corner of
X aad Ninth streets, in this city, left on the
last steamer with his wife's sister. It appears
from what we are told, that he has not lived
wiih his wife lor more than a year or eighteen
months: and prior lo that time tbey did not live
barasouiously, as his wile suspected and ue
cused him of being on too animate terms with
hersister. About a year ago he gave up bus
iness here and ii led his band at farming, in
tbe vicinity of Puts Greek, and his sieter-in
lav.-.wbom be bas now taken with him.went to
reside with and keep bouse for bim, while bis
wile and child—a little girl now about three
years old—remained in town. Becomisg
"tired of ranching, be disposed of his property,
land, wagons, animals, etc., and came into
town lately, went to bis wile, told her tha' he
loved hear much, was going to live with her
again, and would forever cherish her; that be
had about ,si,4ijii, wiih which he was g;>ine: to
build a boose,enter into businessagain.and the
two would be happy us iii days ol yore. She,
of course, believed Uim, and was exceedingly
rejoiced to bear these acceptable words from
Ins own lips. On Saturday >ast, we believe ii
was, be proposed to take a short trip to San
Francisco to see some 01.l friends there and
have a little recreation—a bind of second ho
neymoon. Sin* gladly consented—was more
than 'happy iv lier new liie—and off they
went, tubing little Sis along. Tbey lingered
about there for a day or two, pissing tbe time
happily together, and on Tuesday morning
last Foster said be had au appointment wi'h
a man on business, and went out early, lie
returned in the course of an hour, however,
and said to bis wife that he had not been able
to see him, but would find lnni between nine
and ten o'clock, and suggested tha: after that
time they should take a stroll around town,
lie gave ber a 98M piece, saying thai it would
her lo purchase little articles that she
might see and fancy in their walk. She told
him thai she did not want it, but he insisted
on her keeping it, and she did. He then said
that she might as well dress ihe little girl, and
he would take her witb him, as he had only a
short distance to go, and would soon return to
escort his wile around town. Restarted with
the child, and thai is the last bis wife lias
seen of bim or ber child. She soon discovered
tbat be had left OU the steamer of that day tor
l'anaiua, that be took her child wiih lnin, aud
that her own sister was on board. She found
a let'.er from him addressed to ber, in winch
lie stated tbat she would never see him again,
and hoping that she might be bappT, while he
had no doubt he would be miserable.
Tkaoic Akfaik.—-The following tragic in
cident took place in talon county, Mich., on
the ?th of January :
A young man residing near Olivet, by tho
name of Orville Wood, had been paying his
addresses to s .Miss Mack, whose family reside
near the village ol Marshall; and ihey were
engaged, the marriage to take place soon.—
Tbe young man, With bis intended, went to a
party, where he indulged so freely in liquor
as to raise objections on the part of the young
lady's parents to the contemplated union. She
informed ber aiilnuued that she bad rather die
than disobey her parents, and preferred death
to living without him; and on Friday, the oth,
tbey mutually agreed that, the next Saturday
evening they woirtd meet at bis brother-in
law's, and on Sunday evening terminate
iheir lives at oue and liie same time by tire
arms. The same day be returned to Marshall
and purchased two pistols, which he loaded,
each Willi a ball and seven buckshot.
At ths appointed time tot their meeting,
Saturday evening, he was at his brother-ir.
luw's, and soon titter the young lady, accom
panied by hi-r sister, drove up. Wood saw bis
iv tended leap from the cutler and approach
ibe house, when be stepped into the parlor,
placed the muzzle to his head and tired, drop
ping lifeiess at her feet as she came in. With
out a moment's delay, she stepped outof doers,
passed round tiie corner of ihe house, took a
pistol from ber pocket, and was raising it to
her hea.d, when ber sister, who had per
ceived that something was wrong, rushed for
ward and caught ibe weapon from ber gra.-p.
On examining it, it was found-loaded with
ball and shot, as before stated. It seems that
a misapprehension existed between the lovers
us to the time when tbe .tragedy was to take
place—she understanding bim to name Sun
day, instead of Saturday evening: but when
she saw thai he had anticipated ber, she was,
as ber action proved, ready for the sacrifice.
SoariOIOCS 1!oid JUuks.-We Had the fol
lowing paragraph in the Montgomery (Ala.)
Mail of Thursday last. It is thought by some
of the Southern journals that some of llrowu's
i missaries, or utters of that stripe, have been
through that section : *
A gentleman whose character is entirely be
yond doubi, and wbo vouches himself for the
fact stated, informs us that in Coffee and the
adjoining counties, within the past tew wveks,
all the principal roads have been marked, all
precisely in ihe same way, by nothing but the
trees along tbem; the marks being always on
some road leading o a steamboat landing,or
to the Gulf; aad in some instances continuing
for sixty mile . The uniformity of the marks,
(threeparallel, horizontal scrapings,equal dis
tance from each other,) leads to the belief thai
they have been made by some instrument es
pecially adapted tor ihe purpose. The singu
lar luirt of the affair is, thai uo one livincon
any of the roads knowsanythingol ihe mark
ing; lio settler has ev.r seen any- one engaged
iv marking the trees, and yet the amount of
labor uud time expended ia it must have
been very considerable indeed. The inhabi
tants bave tbeir own surmises, whicb it ia
needless here to rive; but our informant re
quests va to call attention to the fact, to ascer
tain If similar marks have been noticed ia oth
er localities. ______
An Amboutjcd Cauoo.—A ship baa sailed
from San Frausisco for the city M New York,
with a cargo consisting of hides, horna, old
copper,old Iron, gri/xly bears, old juuk, Cali
fornia lions, bates of rags, n spriukling of cou
gars, leopards, old ro|ie, and old Adams him
self, tho famous grtzßly bear tamer. Adams is
bringing his California menagerie to tbe At
lantic States for exhibition.
Col. 11. A. Roberts. U. 8. Army, bas arrived
at New York, in the steamer Fulton, from
Cnngresß— Monday's Proceedings.
In tbe Senate, Mr. Davis, from tbe Commit
tee on Military Affairs, to wbicb was referred
the bill for the better organisation of tbe United
States Army, reported it back and submitted
a report on the subject, which waa ordered to
Mr. Grimes corrected tbe statement of Mr.
Toombs, that lowa bad passed unconstitution
al laws. The Republicans bad had possession
of that State for years, yet (he General Assem
bly have never passed laws In condemnation
of the fugitive slave law or In derogation of
the rights of the people of tbe Sen them States.
Mr. Toombs said be boped tbe Senator was
right in bis correction. He expressly said he
had not abstracts before him, and he made hia
statementa on information he had received.
Mr. llrowu's resolutions coming up. Mr.
Wilkinson moved an amendmen', that the Ter
ritories are tbe common property of the people
of the United States, and that Congress has
power to pass all necessary laws for the Ter
ritories; and, that it is the duty of Congress so
to legislate as to protect tbe intereat of free la
bor in them, and that the Committee on Ter
ritories lie instructed to insert a clause tn bills
for organizing Territorita'prohibiting slavery
Mr. Nicholson made a speech, controverting
the doctrine of Mr. Seward that there ia an
"irrepressible conflict" between free labor
and slave labor.
The House was called to order at noon. Rev.
Mr. Kennard opening the proceedings with
prayer. In the course of his prayer, the rev
erend gentleman implored the Almighty to
come to the deliverance of the country from
the present excitement and danger, and to re
new the bond of confidence which formerly
txi-ted as to our confederacy.
The Clerk stated the pending question to be
on the motion made by Mr. Winslow on Fri
day, to proceed to vote for Speaker civa voce.
Mr. Davidson asked leave to offer a resolu
tion that the Doorkeci.tr be directed to ex
clude all persons not entitled to the privilege
under the rules of the House, from the floor,
except the employees actually engaged in the
Mr. Clemens gallantly asked M . Davidson
to except the ladies from the operation ef the
Mr. Davidson said there were more outsiders
on the floor than members.
Mr. Smith, of Virginia, alao desired the
ladies p.iw on the floor to rpmain.
Mr. Stanton remarked that if they were
permitted to remai others would claim
v similar privilege.
Mr. Vallandigliam said if persons were here
contrary to the rules, they were liable to ex
pulsion by the Doorkeeper. But it was too
late to exclude the ladies, as they had been in
Mr. Davidson repeated that there were .ill
kind of people on ihe floor. The time be
thought had come when this should be stop
Mr. John Cochrane moved that the ladies be
excepted from the opera tiofl of Mr. Davidson's
resolution. This was a higher privilege than
referred to the male spx. [Laughter.]
Mr. Oliu reminded gentlemen that we had
Mr. Smith, of Va., replied that we have the
Mr. Montgomery said that some weeks ago
they adopted the resolution lor the preserva
tion of order, and the Doorkeeper could, there
fore, enforce the rules.
Mr. Phelps said that the 11th rs le excludes
ladies and nil but those to which special refer
ence was not made.
Mr. Kllgere was for excluding all not privi
leged to tbe floor.
Mr. Craige, of North Carolina, amidst Hie
confusion, moved a call of the House.
Mr. Huriictt said it was the duty of the
Doorkeeper to exclude all not entitled to the
privilege of the floor. He had us much gal
lantry as Mr. Cochrane, but if the doors were
thrown open to all, it would be impossible to
transact business. The hall was already
crowded, and to admit a part of rhe ladies
would be dealing unjustly toward ihe re
mainder of tbem. To favor the former would
only make the latter mad. [Laughter.]
Further conversation took place, when Mr.
Stanton offered a resolution* that the Door
keeper exclude all persons nol members of the
Many voices—"Except the ladies; don't put
tbem out." This seemed agreed to, but the
fact was doubled by several gentlemen.
. Mr. Ashmore said he yielded to no man in
gallantry, but be did not understand Mr.
Si aii ton's resolution to except the ladies.
Mr. Qmrnett objected to the call of the House
being proceeded Witb until ail outsiders were
excluded from Ihe floor.
The Clerk said that it was not in the power
of any member to arrest the call.
Mr. Asiiinore insisted on the enforcement ol
the rule. Unless those unprivileged persons
were excluded, the House was here as a mob.
If the ladies now on the floor be not excluded,
Ibe wives and daughters of others could claim
similar courtesies. [Applause in the galle
Tbe Clerk said he had no power over the
[The ladies, to the number of forty, hen* be
gan to retire from the lloor.]
Mr. Curtis said something amid the confu
sion, to which Mr. (.i.tritett replied that there
should be a s»'rict aud impartial execution of
Mr. Killinger said as the ladies bad been
turned out, the men not here by privilege
should be put out.
Mr. Asbmore.—l go witb you.
Mr. Hickman, as a remedy to the pressure,
suggested that all the members withdraw lor
Aye minutes. Let the floor be cleared and then
the Doorkeeper could distinguish as they sev
erally relumed who were members. [A voice—
That would be the best way.]
Mr. liriggs said he saw no necessity for such
a course. If all ihe members take their seats,
it could easily be ascertained who were not
The House being called, the only absentees
reported were Messrs. Drown, of Ky., Clark
ii. Cochrane and Stallworth.
Mr. Van Wyck asked if some democratic
member from New York would afl'ord a pair
for Mr. O. B. Cochrane.
Mr. Craige, of North Carolina, suggested
that Mr. Cochrane be paired wiih Mr. Stall
Mr. Van Wyck objected to this, as among
other rensor.6,'Mr. Stallworth had never been
The debate was continued for some time as
to the democratic side furnishing a pair for
Mr. Clark li. Cochrane, but no pair was ef
Mr. Stanton proposed that no debate or ex
planations be allowed during the roil call; but
ibis was objected to.
The House, umid much excitement, pro
ceeded to vote for Speaker.
Mr. Sherman made a lew spirited remarks,
in which he expressed bis gratitude to his
friend* for having voted lor aim throughout
this prolonged contest till now,and, in conclu
sion, said if he bad one lnvor to ask it was
tbat they would come up in unbroken col
umns, with a firm front and unwavering line,
and cast their votes for the republicau candi
The House then voted, with the following re
sult : Whole number ot votes y."U ; necessary
to a choice 11-, Of which Mr. Pennington re
ceived 1 15 ; Mr. Smith, of N. C, 113 ; Mr. Da
vis, of la., 1; scattering 4.
'ihe House again proceeded to vote, and
there was as much, if not more, interest man
ifested ihan on the first trial to-day.
The result was announced as follows: Whole
number of votes BM, Mr. Peuning'ou and Mr.
"•MiinhiioL voting; necessary to a choice 117 —
Mr. I'eiiiiiiigioii 115; Mr. Smith, of N. C, lia;
Mr. Davis, of Indiana, 2; Mr. Allen 1; Mr.
There being no choice, Mr. Winslow moved
that the House adjourn.
Mr. Clemens wanted to know whether hia
democratic lriends in'euded to resort to par
liamentary tactics to prevent an eleciiou.
Mr. Houston understood ihat no such thing
was intended by his democratic Iriende.
The ui.iti,?u to adjourn was lost—yeas lb:t,
Another vote was bad. Before it waa an
nounced Mr. Kiggs, understanding tbat bis
vote would elect Mr. Pennington, cast it
in that direction. He did not wish by ibat to
Im* classed with Republicans.
The result of the vote was announced.—
Whole number of \otes 'Sl'.l. Necessary to a
choice HT, of which Mr. I Vnuiiigion received
ll', Mr. Smith IU, scattering o.
li-t,«re I lie lesult was announced Mr. liiggs
made a i..r ..nal explanation, saying lie would
now vole for Mr. Smith accoruii.g to bis party
pledge, but he anticipated the time would come
when be could vote for Mr. Petuiiugtoii. [Ap
plause ou the Republican side.) lie accused
those who ou Friday voted for Mr. Smith and
then changed to Mr. Peiimugtonas beiug guilty
of infamous conduct.
Mr. Riggs withdrew bis vote for Mr. Pen
Mr. Morris, of Pennsylvania, indignantly
repelled the charge of Mr. Kigg .
The House then adjourned.
Lai kit rauv Cali7Tkmia.—The Overland
mail, bringing San Francisco papers of the 9th
uud telegraphic advicee ot the lutta, haa arriv
ed at Mulloy's. (Joy. Welter aent hia Inst
annual message to the Legislature on the Otb.
(luv. Latham, bissucceaeor, would be inaugu
rated tbe aame afternoon. A Senatorial cau
cus was held on the nth last., when nine bal
lots were bad for a United States Senatorial
nominee. The last billot stood :—Weller Iti;
Denver 33; Bald win aud Washington earb tt:
Melfowal . Tae caucus then adjourned till
the 10th. _
Alexander Hoi lea v, Secretary of Stale of Ar
kansas, died oa tbe Ifeth January.
Clay Status — lit removal from th' vestal to
Mechanics' Institute Hall—'Public Demonstra.
tion, ire.— An Immense number of citiaens—
among tbem many ol the venerable friends and
admirers of Hbnrv Clay—assembled on Dock
street yesterday at \-i o'clock, to receive the
marble statue of the great statesman, and to
escort It to Mechanics' Institute Hall. Tbe
Committee of Arrangements had bad tbecase
containing the statue, placed upon a vehicle,
aad covered witb U. S. flags, when we reach
ed the ground; and the people, with one accord,
had attached ropes to the wagon, aad were*
prepared to draw it and its load to tbe place of
dsatination. Indeed, we have never aeen b
more en tusiastic assemblage of old and yonng,
ready nnd anxious to do honor to tbe memory
of the great Virginian patriot and statesman ;
while all along tbe dock, the spirit aeemed to
have been caught up by the hardy sons of the
ocean, who from the mast-heads of tbeir ves
sels proudly threw forth to the breeze the stara
and atripea and atreamers, that glistened in
the bright noonday sun, which poured down
its brilliant rays as if to do honor to the occa
Precisely at 12 o'clock the line of procession,
reaching at lea<*t two squares, moved off up
•Jlst street to' Main, the Armory' Baud dis
coursing appropriate music for the occasion,
nnd thence up Main atreet. All along the line
of march new recruits were continually added,
and from every window on either aide of tbe
streets were to be seen tbe smiling iacea and
waving 'kerchiefs of tbe fair daughters of Rich
mond, who seemed to join gladly in the demon
stration made to the memory of him whose
fame will live in the biatory of ourcouutry
long after the marble monuments that have
been carved as emblems of his greatness shall
have passed away.
The procesßion, on reaching Mechanics' In
stitute Hall on t)ih atreet, baited, and when
the vehicle containing the status was backed
to the front door, vociferous calls, long contin
ued, were made for "Johnson," "Johnson.'*
Marmadike Johnsoh, Esq, having been
sent tor, made his appearance, aud mounting
the case containing the statue, delivered a
brief impromptu address, whicb, for beautiful
imagery,pointedness and effect, we never heard
•surpassed. 1 would not, said tbe speaker, j
bow down to graven image, or stone, or like
ness of anything in the heavens above, or the
earth beneath; but where I stand, tie it not
irreveiently spoken, immortal be thy fame
and hallowt-d be thy name. (Applause.)—
This monument may perish—its elements may
yield to the touch of time and crumble into '
dust; but thy works, Henry Clay, will never
die. (Applause.) Mr. J. then paid a deserved
tribute to the ladies tor rescuing from oblivion
the name ol Mr. Clay—alluded to the refusal '
of Virginia to support bim for President—le
ferred to his gallant fight for the Union when '
the conrury was in danger—and closed with
a most feeling nnd appropriate eulogy upon
th,* nobleness of the woraenof Virginia, which
prompted tbem to have the statue prepared.—
During Mr. Johnson's remarks, a large eagle
is said lo have hovered directly over the im
mense throng of persons by which tbe statue
was surrounded, creating quite a sensation in
the immediate circle by whom it was lirsi
We regret Shat we cannot give the address
as it was delivered, and will not, therefore,
mar its beauty by attempting to write it from
After Mr. Johnson concluded, the statue
was taken into Mechanics' Institute Hall,
where it Will be kept in the case until the an
niversary of Mr. Cfay's birthday, when it
will be removed to its permanent location and
be inaugurated with appropriate ceremonies.
Cunning Swindle*— Our city seems to have
more than its fair proportion of strange thieves
within its limits, just now. An evening or
two since, a young gentleman from the coun
try was towed into a dangerous trap, by a
scientific "picker up," and before he had time
to suspect what was going on, was bled for
about Btm in money,and bis watch and chain.
Not fancying the operation, he put the police
on tbe track of the swindlers, uad succeeded
in recovering his chain; but the birds that
picked up the money took flight before the
trappers came upon* ihem, and bave not been
beard of since. Strangers should be careful
how they allow themselves to be roped in,
when endeavoring to see tbe city sites by gtu»
light, and especially so when they find that
the "pick ops' are mere temporary sojourners
Elertinn of Officers.— Al a meeting of the
Grays, (company A,) held last Monday nu-ht,
ihe following non-commissioned officers were
elected: Ist Sei g't, E. W. Breach; ad do., John
11. Tuugban ; ;id do., Wm. Ira Smith ; 4th do.,
Thos. W. Pairo. Ensign,,lolinT. Rogers. Ist
Corp'l, J. S. Miihard ; !M do., Cyrus Bossieux;
lid do., W. li. Johnson; Ith do., James H.
Mundy : sth do., James \\ . Pegram : 6th do..
George W. Libby. The company now number
ninety-thiee goo.l and true men—the finances
Un in :i flourishing condition, and the drill
and discipline unexceptionable.
Improving.— We learned on yesterday tbat
Acnulla Muhone, the young man who had his
left hand blown oft" last Saturday, by the
bursting of a fowling-piece, whilst shooting
near the Hermitage grounds, waa in an im
provingcoiidition, and hopes were entertained
ot his recovery. The gun which he was using
was believed to be a good fowling-piece, inas
much us it had been in constant use since
Christmas; but on examining it since the acci
dent, a Haw has been discovered in the barrel,
near the breach. Persons cannot be too partic
ular in the purchase and use of guns.
Mayor's Court. —The business transacted be
fore his Honor yesterday was of little interest
to the reader. "The first case called was that
of Patsy and Jane Jackson, free eiegroes,
charged wiih feloniously taking Mary Sulli
van, a girl fifteen years old, troin the custody
of her lather, John Sullivan, and keeping her
in their house for improper purposes. For
tunately for the prisoners, Mary Sullivan was
known to the Mayor ns one of the vilest pieces
of her age ii: the city, aud the charge was there
fore di -missed.
Heavy TrattoL . Tbs travel on the Richmond
and York River Railroad is already heavy and
steadily increasing. The train on Saturday
brought over one hundred passengers to this
city, and the down train yesterday was heavily
linlen. Already the people efReW Kent, King
William and Gloucester are using this rond
as the most convenient way of reaching this
city, and when completed to West Point, it
will be the general thoroughfare for all iliac
class of persons who reside on the ohicka
hominy, Mattapoui and York rivers.
Resti'-e Teams. —The punishment designated
by the city ordinance for drivers who leave
their teams in the street, ia not half as severe
as it will have to be made to break up the prac
tice. Several accidents have been caused of
Itite by this carelessness in drivers,and other*
of a more serioUs nature may be looked for,
unless the practice can lie broken up. It is
but s poor excuse to a person who has been
crippled by runaway teams, to tell him tbat
the horses were wild did easily frightened.
Writing Passes. —William Jackson, a slave,
was arraigned before the Mayor to answer the
charge of writing a pass for another slave
named Beverly, on Sunday last. The boy to
whom the pass waa given, testified thaL the
prisoner fur in shed it to him a this request, and
gn\e tbe hour at which it was itemed. The
prisoner, however, declared himself innocent,
and on stating that lie could provean alibi, was
given until this morning 10 do so.
Rough Usui;.— James Nalan was before the
Mayor yesterday to answer tin* charge of as
saulting and beating Christopher Coiidolau,
on the .iiith ult. Kit said that Jim gave him
the lie without cause, and that he returned it,
whereupon Jim gave him a pelt upon the bend
that made him see stars never discovered by
other astronomers. To pre\ent the re|>eii
tion of the offence, tbe Mayor held Nalan to
bail for his future good behavior.
liobbrry.—A. night or two since—or rather at
an early hour in the morning—some skillful
thief entered Mr. Jesse Clark's room, over
Walter's store, wherein* was lying asleep, and
besides relieving his jiockets of S7u in money,
stole and carried away two coats and two
vests. Mr. C. had lett bis room door unlocked
for his ssrvust te enter, and jjier.by gave ad
mission to the thief.
Pretty.— We have noticed iv the show win
dow of Mr. John W. I .ivies, marble worker,
on Mb street, for several days past, the busts
ot Washington, Clay, Webster and Calhoun,
of beautiful marble, executed in Italy. These
busts, we presume, might be purchased on fair
terms, and would make handsome decoration*
for tbe Senate chamber, or Hall of the House
A Complimentary Soiree waa given at the Bel
lard Uouae, last night, to Mies Memminger,
uf South Carolina, and from alt that we can
understand, theaflhir was highly creditable
in every respect. Tbe ornamental confection
ery, cousiattug of benuttinl pyramids, etc.,
were equal toauy thing ever aneaia thia city,
and were prepared by A Antohi, of ibe St.
The Turners' Imtiral.-. We ars informed tbat
the tlermaii Turners' Association will civs a
fuuey ball, uot a masquerade, (as we *mln yes-
Srday.) at Moutioello Hall.ou Urn night of lbs
binat. Allaire of thia kiud ure geoerftUy
very pleusnnt, aad we do uot entertain the
slightest doubt tbat all wbo attend oa this oc
casion will bj doubly repaid.
TERMS OF A PTffATiUMrtV ~.,;',-/
I muaru, I iassftiea* 9*4* I • **___***__*_______fe*^*)___
Lrx::±:X:rr »n :^: '
1.„.d0.rX...40.—. lS4l,.apiuf Ml-,AAB
l—.do. _flL...de.-... tJk\l..Ao~~llom..., tBA
Wm, Advsrtissmeute »s«lshcJ aabl fc£_/»rt|
bs chanted M seats pot square of sight tfUMftr m*A
trst iaasrtlou. sad » costs for eaei eeuJHwiussV
Theatre—thi Tragedy .of Homfe*.— TbsUtSbml. '
critics generally consider Hamlet the test of
an actor, talent. If be CUB portray tbu va
rious paasm,,. of thia extraordinary character
with effect, be Is Immediately assigned a pfaee
.~!!?° fronin " >k * *** considered i sm|ißUUl
MordLh£J* V* ~lhtB« We tmX 2 mW } M m\
fSlnlS „ *•"»'«• and w* rvmemberbdw mm
w!_l» V* .L.** irftlte pteee_
\\\2, it :JL i */* ,ore . «ssums tbe right te ssry
b!l -ri ******* UU* MMrtWllL
they are few and far between lie doseaot
♦'tear a paaslou te tetters," nor allowtuoak
for any one to any "what a fbtllnc ofiru
tbere." On the contrary, thereto v umbssuV
nest and ease, which, according to eat Is _■
men t, must bs pronounced a correct conceal
tion of this great creation of Shakapears. w*
learn that Mr. M., In hia recent r -** i buiissu
of Hamlet at Baltimore and Washing Urn, sum
drawn tbs largest audience* ever congrsgatsd
at a theatre in either city. Ia Washington
every seat in tbe bouse waa engaged before rt
o'clock on tbe day tbe tragedy wus uu.
nounced. We should be glsd to record usiml
lar instance in Richmond.
We did not see tbe plsy of Wild Oats on
Monday night, nor the comedy of Monty last
night; but have heard they both passed off
Tbe tragedy for to-night is well cast—all tbe
prominent parts being entrusted to favorite
members of tbe company.
/...UK Skirts are as annoying to tbe wsarers
as to those who see tbem trailing iv tbsdust.
When a lady is leavings church or concert
room, or is closely followed on v narrow side
walk, abeia either compelled to gather tho ex
tra dry goods in her hands to escape ibe annoy
ance of having tbem trampled on, or be con
tinually jerked back by the weight Of ap
proaching teet, just as ir she bad a string tied
to her neck, to prevent ber from moving of
too rapidly. A slight curtailment would not
only add materially to the appearance of tbu
dress, but to the good temper of the fair wear.
er, who must feel vexed to know that ber satia
or velvet v being made a carpet of tog dirty
lire.— incendiaries seem to bave resumed
their work of destruction, aud as a conse
quence, the police and the firemen are kept
Toisy by tbe frequentatarms. About 11 o'clock
last Monday night, a torch was applied to aa
old atable on Bank street, near Itiih, and for a
sh --t time fenrs wereei ter tamed of a destruc
tive conflagration, but the promptness of the
Brigade, and the nbundant supply of water,
enabled the firemen to extinguish ths flamss
iv a very short time. Diss small.
The check Rein baa b. en drawn on hack and
omnibus drivers, by the Mayor, and from all
we can barn, he intends to tighten it every
day, until he has broken them under tbe ordi
nance. Yesterday thirteen fines'of 92 each,
were imposed for drivers failing to hold tbu
reins of their horses when on the streets, and
the amount hereafter will be increased for
Careless Driving.—A amall boy was run over
by a horse and buggy, on Venuble street. Union
Hill, last Sunday,and badly injured. Rapid
driving, on public thoroughfares, is always at
tended with danger, and should be prohibited
by the laws of tbe State.
Stray Dogs seem to have taken possession of
the streets, by night, and have really become a
great nuisance to the residents of the lower
Ward. Where are tbe net men t
Punished.— Albert, a slave, charged witb be
ing drunk and attempting to rob a market cart,
was found guilty before the Mayor and sea*
fenced to the lasb.
The Paraquat Commissioner asd Suits.
The steamship Fulton, which arrived at New
York on Saturday, brings to our shores tbe
first Paraguayan embassy, consisting of his
Excellency Seuor Don Jose Berges, Special
Envoy and Commissioner; Seuor lion Ber
nardo Ortellado, First Secretary of Legation;
Senor Don Antonio Saves, Second Secretary;
Senor Don Martin Vera, attache. Senor Ber
ges is the same commissioner wbo, aome yours
ago, in his mission to Rio Janeiro, so success
fully adjusted the boundary dispute between
Brazil and Paraguay. He now conies to ex
change ratifications of theßowlin treaty, and
to arbitrate tbe question of indemnity to tbu
United States and Paraguay Navigation Com
pany, whose claim is to he tried before v com
mission to be organized within twelvemonths
after the exchange of ratifications.
It is presumed tbat their stay among ns will
be prolonged until the close of the year, as
they are commissioned by President Lopes to
bestow much attention upon our country, lm
institutions, development and resources.
[ Washington Stattg.
Fines tir New York.—The fire which broke
out in the building, No. -in Ann street. New
York, about l o'clock Saturday morning,
caused a serious destruction of newspaper
property. Among the sutrerera were tbe pro
prietors of Ihe Ledger, of the Mercury, the At
lns, and of tbe old Spin t of the Times. Messrs.
Wynkoop Hullenbeck nnd Tluuia«, who print
the editions of some of these weeklies. Us idea
those of several monthly publications alao sus
tain quite a loss. The exact origin of the Are
could not be ascertained, but the destructive
ness was due principally to Ibe unfortunate
distance of tbe most powerful of the engines
from the locality where it occurred. The en
tire amountof property destroyed is estimated
at 917&JDM, The building. No. 115 Fulton strset.
New York, occupied by Messrs. Ward, Close
Jr Co., wholesale druggie ta, was almoat entire
ly deatroyed by Are Monday morning. The
aggregate loss amounts tog 175,000. lUTnnder
atood to be about two-thirds insured.
Professor Efli'T.—The death of the emi
nent mathematician was announced a few
days ago. Professor Espy was for a long lime
are id.nt of the city of Philadelphia, where
he followed tbe profession of a teacher of
youth. His theory of storms, however, attract
ed so much attention, both in this country uud
abroad, as to induce him to relinquish hia pro
fe-sion.il avocation aud to devuie tbe remain
der of his life to the science of meteorology.—
He went to Europe and explained his theory la
ail the principal cities o( tbe old world, aad
since his return has been engaged aa govern
ment meteorologist. Prof. £. waa a gentle
man of great geniality of disposition, and bad,
during a long life, surrounded himself witb
many attached personal friends, with whom
we sincerely sympathize in tbeir bereavement.
He was a widower and childless.
Ho\V SOUTHERN SLA' ES AUK TREATED.—
Tbe Wetumpka (Ala.) Enquirer says on last
week thirteen slaves belonging to Governor
Fiupatrick, accompanied by Mr. dean, the
overseer, brought their co'ton to market, and
sold it for a sum amounting In the aggregate
to nine hundred aud ninety-four dollars and
ninety-two centa. A bah, another one of tbu
Governor's negroes, witn the others, will soon
bring theirs in. This money is tbeir own,
not one dime of It going into tbeir owner's
pocket, and be feeds sud clothes them besides,
and provides for tbem iv old age.
The above ■* only a single instance of what
ia common on every cot ton plantation ia tbe
Bkautivi i. Definition or Horn.—Among
the South Sr a, Islanders tbe compound word
for hope is beautifully expressive ; It Is man
aolaua, or tbe swimming thought— faith flout
ing and keeping Its head aloft above water,
when all the waves aud billows are going
over one—a strikingly beautiful definition of
hope, worth v »o be set down along Witb tbu
answer which a deaf and dumb person wrote
with his pencil, in reply to the quaatlsu,
•* What was his idea for forgiveness I' Mlt te
the odor which flowers yield when trampled
oa " • ,
Vi RO ISi IA Posi-Or ness— Established—01.
lice at Gary's Store, Buckingham county,
and Rn-bard S. Gilliam appointed postmaster
—on route from Farm vi lie to Buckingham
Curt-House. Sewell Mountain, Fayette co.,
Va., Wm. Y. Dickinson postmaster—ou route
from Lewisburg to Kanawha Court-Uouse.
Appointments— Wm. Morehend postmaster at
Deer Lick. Mason county. Vs.. vice Jasper
Myers, resigned. A. S. lee postmaster at
Pennsborough, Ritchie county, Va, vies Wm.
H. McKintey, resigned.
Cause or Bli'bhxb— A Lucid Deoer_otiom.:
A writer in the American Medical Uasstte
thus furnishes the reason why young Istlm
blush when spoken to about tbeir lovers:—
"The mind communicate* witb tbe central
ganglion-, ihe latter, by reflex aettea threat.
the biain aud facial nerve, te tbe orgaate
nerves iv tbe face, with wblcb Its brauebsa in
Lous AUD LBUiutu.-Mrs. Swlssbstm. *•
strong-minded editress of tbe St. Cfe> ud |Mlu.}
Democrat, bas received tbs Lrglalarlvs *___■
poinrment of Surveyor of Logs aag Lummw,
which some persons are disposed te regard flu
a so. .I joke The tody sure uotody sou lusuftt
ber by ibe ofler of work tbat will mttrnm bflflftb
Tun Moutaua Bov-Tbs Bout* of Dm.
...of Br Imm Jeere having uuesdsd «•>)£•
prayer uf Signer Mmrteta,teau—nfv %>■■>.
axial at the approaching CougNMs luiaMtefi.
leaving England ia tbe codTH jQ *__**>__**N
tarrm«lt*tma mm Omfd mmmmmltm flf Bmm*
. greu<h d*W** .. i ~ ..„ ...«.»•. <« urn gai>-ibm s*.
h-r so ranch as te sse people, who f risen te
esp^cisaivatUta,g>toehum . w.tbuut thfftr
purses, when a re*_Js«ttea |» v* bs teJmflsV