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ROB'T. A. THOMPSON, Editor. j
TB11M9.*?$l.fiO per annum, in advnnce. If j
payment his delayed until alter tho expiration of i
the year, $2.00 For six months, 76 cei><fl, in
Advortianment* inxortetl at ?>?? usual rales.
ir., S. C.:
Saturday Morning, February 13, 1858.
For Ihckong District, is Saturday the 27th
tflnv K/'Krnnrv 'mcirtnt
Col. A. I'. Cai.iioun lifts sent us a pampb* ( '
let copy i>t" hi j Address delivered before tlio .
State Agricultural Society, at Columbia, in | i
November last, for which ho will accept our j 1
thanks. | ]
Ex-Clov. Hammond has also placed us under j ,
HJIIUM'-Vl UUIIglHIUII9 lUI lU lUUi CUII!^I UiJiHOlltU \
Tho Contest for Congress. I
The Greenville l\ttriof states hs ii fact that
Col. T. N. Hawkins, of Union, doclincshcing ,
a candidate far Congtcss, in tho wont even
tlmt Col. Our will not allow his named used
for rc-olcetion. Beside, a correspondent in
the Anderson OazeUe nominates Col. John \
]). Asiimouk un a proper person tosuceeed Col. |
Oku ; and friends in the Spartanburg papers i
linvo nlnceil tlio iiiiiihk nf Col -I T'mmh.w
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nnd T. 0. 1\ Vkiixon, Esq., of that district, I ?
iu nomination to fill the vacancy. |i
Tho Blue Ridge Railroad. ! 1
The work on this road has been continued 1
at all the important points, notwithstanding 1
tho extreme depression in business circles, ;
nnd tho difficulty in obtaining means. A large
i'oreo, both under the former and present contractors,
has been employed on tho Stuinp1,...:n.
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(luuaviuuiivi, >1 III! i [Jva'CJIlllllU UIU5CI. I
lu truth, this has been considered-tub great1
obbtnclc to the completion of this magnificent
enterprise; an J, under tlieso circumstances,
wo Jiave noted with deep solicitude the progress
that is making. On Saturday last, the
workmen in Shaft Xo. I drovo the bending
through to the excavation in the eastern end
of the tunnel. This interesting event was
hailed by the operatives with shouts of uptllllllso.
milv liir tlin I>linni'in.? )...?
, , ~~'J 'J V..X- "'?? j
greoted'Gov. Ai.i.ston on his visit last sum- |
mor. This will give from the cast nine huu- !
drod foot of heading complete, near some live
hundred foot of which is ready to receive the
timber and rail?. Shaft Js'o. 2, (the deepest)
has been sunk to grade, (tunnel size) and the j
energetic operatives are driving tlio heading
before them with gratifying success. At
Shaft No. 3; the depth of over one hundred
foot has been made. The water hero flows
in large quantities, but the substitution of
other machinery will soon lesson this difficulty.
From the west end and Shaft No. 4, the |
work is progressing rapidly, of full tunnel |
size, and the woleonic shout of the opera- j
tires will soon herald to us tho completion of |
this portion of the work. And then, we might
reasonably suppose, the doubts of the most j
.^optical would be removed. An additional i
forco is to be employed on the tunnel, and, ;
with provisions plentiful and cheap, tho contractors
will find no great difficulty in the
way of ft.*, early completion of their contract.
The masonry lor tho bridgo over Chnugn
bus been commenced by nn cxporionccd contractor,
and will be pushed forward cnergct- !
For Homo time, the engine hns been run- '
ning from Anderson to the Twenty-three Mile
C'rcek, w ithin a few miles of 1'endlcton. Upon
the completion of the bridgo ut tho ereck;
the road will bo put in running order to Peu
luu ui u very snort njno.
For the first dnys of the week, the weather
was clear, cool ami bracing. On Thursday
evening, howevor, clouds "low aiul portontious"
made their appearance, ami early Friday
morning enow ami sleet fell thick and
t*ust, covering tho earth between two and three
inches deep. It is still falling as we go to
press, (Friday noon.)
The President's Message.
Tho President has submitted the Lecomp- J
ton constitution, for the admission of Kansas '
infrt H?? I7..s?r. H'l
V..V, IV vvii^'^o. JL 11C JUU39HglMQ
lengthy, giving n succinct history of the Kansas
troubles, with reasons for the speedy uc- i
ion of Congress in tho promises. The conclusion
of tin* ablo document, in which the J
whole question is voviewod, will be found on
the first page. Tho South, and those who
havo any veneration and lov r"v tho country,
have no other ground to stand upon. It is a j
matter of vast importance, and it* solution j
will be anxiously awaited. Every Southern-!
<>r should brace well his nerve a for tho con-!
test, for noon it lianas the destinv of his sim
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The Premium List
Of tlio Walhallit Agriet*U?irril Socioiy will
ViO funnel in onr columns. Such artioloa an 1
aro not embraced in this list will be taken in
chargo by the " discretionary committee," '
and justice done them. Additions will nl, ,
probably bo made to the list by tho Society
at its next mooting.
A Rr.vo^utio.vary Hki.ic.?Mr. Lemuel !
Putnam Grosvonor, who died on tho HUh alt., | i
in Pom'ret, CiM has bequeathed to tho Con- !
ncctiout Historical Society, the sword that
waH owneti and used T?y (Jen. l*raol i'utnnin j
during iho revolutionnry Htrugglo,
Fires.?During the month junt closed there j
were 33 firoH in tho United 8tate<, so for as j
necountfl havo been vceoivod, occasioning a j
Iom of 1,042,000.?The nrinc.imil wnm n? fn\. ' .
lows : Oowuicvillo, Oal., $490,000; Thibuqite, I \
Iowa, two firo?, $21,(XX); $100*4.00? j?
jllarfford, $100,0)0. jt
Dates from Liverpool to the 23d January
hnvo beon received, announcing nn advance
of Md in tlio price of cotton. Money v?is
at coimnuml, at moro retiuonublc rfltoa of interest.
The manufacturing advices from Manchester
wore iilt??pr??tlior favorable. There is
nothing of importance to, ro;w?f from India.
i no nio to fjo brought to terms with
tho u*<nnl forciblo Knglish arguments?powder
and bull I ton days havo boon given thoin
for tho consideration of the terms proposed*
Tho French arc trying tho attempted ussossiuators
of their Kmperor.
Hon. AV. W. Boyce, of this .State, lias, by
It in energy'and ability, succdodcd in having
u Commit too appointed by tlio Speaker to inquire
into and repofrt on the following sub"
joets : A reduction of the expenditures of tho
general government; the navigatiou laws of
the United States: tho existing duties on imports,
and tho expediency of a gradual repeal
af nil duties on imports, and a re-sort to internal
taxation. Thus will tho question of
[Yeo trade and direct taxation ho brought before
Congress in an imposing form, and advocated
by one of the clearest minds in the
country. Tho entire South will look with
interest to the final disposition of these im
Congreiw haSj at last, boon thrown into an
jnronsonably excited state on the submission,
by (lie President, of tho Lccompton constitn;ion.
Tho llouso was in session the whole
)f Friday night, and until') o'olOokon Saturlay
morning. The debate 1ms not reached
as. Qreat exoitemcnt attended the proceedings,
resulting in a most disreputable "fra as."
The contest was, whether the President's
mf!>-snirn?limilil l.n P..i.. .......
mitteo on territories or a special committee
of thirteen?the Douglas'ites and republicans
favoring the reference to the special committee,
and the administration party advocating
the opposite course. The 1 loose has since
referred the whole matter to this special committee
by n majority of four. An ominous
result. The, Senate stood firm by tho President
and the country. Such proceedings as
we have will he found in our columns.
Varmicr and Vi.antku?Tho February
number of this excellent monthly is at hatnl.
Wo have eo often commended it to our renders
that it is useless to do so now, hut we
can truly say that it still maintains its high
reputation for ability and usefulness. Muj.
Skauorx, Pendleton: $1 a year.
i.acKwood?for January, has been received.
'I'llA fimitmtftt fnlliiwinir will l.n n ?nf.
ticicut itulex to its interesting pages :
Hunger and Thirst.; What will lie (lo with
it??L'ftitVllI; The l)6lls of Botrcnux ; Dc*
l>it an<l Credit; Tho Scottish Universities;
The Poorheah Mutiny?The Punjab; Uerau?cr:
Tin 'ir.st Bengal European Fusiliers in
t lie l>elhi Campaign: Note to Article "The
Cnripauy's 11 uj" in November nunibor.
Peterson's Magazine.?The March number.
with a home encr:*. *iinr fnsliiiwi i.lnti.a
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and many other intorcstingmnttors, bus come
in ahead of time. " Peterson" adds punctually
Tuk Tr. S. Aumv.?Tho aggregate forcc
of tins 1'. S. Army, is now seventeen thousi\nd,
nine hundred and seventy-four men !
Fifteen yearn ago it numbered only eight
thousand. It has more than doubled itself
in fifteen years, and, at the present rate of
increase, as a Northern eotcmporary observes,
will soon swell to fifty thousand men.
The Wat Department proposes an addition
of 4,500 ; tho Senate proposition adds 6,050.
This is proposed as a permanent, not
a temporary increase. If tho country, under
any pretext, yields to such a proponii
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vujii, it win jkivg mo way Tor ttie Ucstructiou
of its own liberties, and deserve tlie
ruin wbicb it will bring upon its head.?
The army ouj^bt to bo reduced, instead of
increased, and wo should hail with satisfaction
the introduction and success of a proposition
to that client.
From CrivA.?Tho steamer Empire City
which arrived at New York 011 Monday
last, from Havana, brings some additional
items of news. The Spanish officials are
highly gratified at tho eoptnro of Walker.
They were disposed to make a display of
their satisfaction by feting Commodore
l'anldiug, on tho occasion of his recent visit.
The Commodore, however, was prevented
by the prevalence of yellow fovor
mid shrill 1 pox from making a long stay In
Kli#> Tinrf nf ITnumn .Q.??.*.* ^ ..... . a
MtuiMi - tuna (viip nut
in Havana, but is still in New Grenada,
waiting for a favorable opportunity, which
seems to have arrived, to raise his standard
kn tho Mexican Republic. Tho Spanish
fleet, about which ho inuch has boon written,
wan making a penccabld cruise, for the
purpose of exercising the men at the guns.
From the largo and increasing revenues
yont by General Concha to the home Government,
it would appear that he excels as
a financier, as well as a statesman and General.
It is reported that next month ho
win transmit to Spain tho enormous sum of
six millions of dollars, partly uorived from
laftt year's surJ'13, and partly from this
Tho yellow foyer and smnll pox were still
prevailing at Havana.? Columbia. Time.<?.
PjillSFXUTION of CfI)U8TIAN8 in MadAfiASnAn.
Tlin fft<*ndj i\f lmmnnltf ? ..!
. ??u...m?iy iuiu
religion will be shocked as well as grieved,
<it the tidings of another fearful persecution
if the Christians in Madagascar. This last
persecution, which followed the expulsion
if a number of Kroiiohtnon from the capital
in July last, seems to be more severe than
uiy by which it had been preceded. Thirteen
persons had been put to death; between
fifty and sixty had been subjected to
he ordeal of tnngena, or poison-water, uiiler
which olaht had died: tirvirlv nivi^
r, ; j
jrow bound-in chnips, <A' whpm tw<) had
?1?k1 ; whilo a number had Wo reduced to
[IttVefjS v r ''xj i
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Pennings and Clippings.
New Advertisemknts.?Attention is di
rooted to tlie new advertisements iu our col
umiiE this week.
Resuming.?Tho banks of Philadelphia
are resuming specie payment!), and it. m
thought all the banks in Pennsylvania will
do likewise in a short time.
Rising.?Cotton is looking up iu Charles
ton. Ou Monday last, it was soiling at Q tc
, 12 ccutu por pound.
i Sentenced.?The WiiinVlmrrt' dtni*/** o?.-.
I that "\Vjji. Sandor.*, free person of color, haf
i been sentenced to bo hanged on Friday the
; 28th May for negro stealing. An appeal hut
j been taken.
Axotiiek M.vu. Uohrkkv.?The frequency
of arrests for mail robbory is ono of tho sigi
ntioaut signs of tho depravity of tho times.?
j A young man, respectably connected ; named
It. W. Young, Jr., employed inthuWashington
I'ast Office, has been detected i? ?*m
uczzling money and other valuables from the
j mails. Tho sum abstracted was $0,000 ol
which ?1,000 was roeovofed.
! "NViiat tiiey Do.?Hail roads uiid steam:
boats annihilate space and tiino, not to mention
a multitude of passengers.
r>K.\d.?The Anderson Carolinian an'
| noumosthe death of Ivenon ^vazeule, of that
district, aged 10G years.
Fol k Lives Lost.?Late reports state that
| four persons were burned to death at the tire
at Ashtabula Infirmary, Kingsvillc, Ohio, on
i n,M in,KtTs,? meso gents arc quite mi'
morons ami doing a thriving buuino.-w in
, Charleston. On the Oth 0110 gentleman, had
his pocket picked of ?10 in money and$3,00C
Finn.?A destructive liro occurred at ltomc
Gu., on the 20th ult. Stores, dwellings and
offices Avitli their content?, were destroyed,
Loss, about ?100,001)!
What Next??A firm in Newark, N. J.,
1 have received a patent for a machine foi
! blacking boots and shoes.
Snow Storm in Viuuinia.?The Grcenbri
or (Va.) Era says : " We were visited by an
old fashioned snow storm on Thursday lasl
which compared unfavorable with the vcrj
I pleasant weather wo havo onjoyod during
the past mouth."
Singui.au Accidknt.?A gentleman by the
nmno of Heloso. of Fayette co., Toon., while
standbier on the sin vim ^ "-In
| residence a few days since, accidentally lost
I his footing ami fell to the ground, ou the
j blade of a knifo which ho hold open in hand,
| The knife entered his breast, killing him instantly.
Fashionable "Women.?" Head the biog
raphies of our great and good men and women-/'
says an exchange ; " not one of thoni
had a fashionable mother. They nearly all
sprung from 'plain, strong-minded women,
who had about as little to do with fashions
as with the changing clouds."
Convents in Pri'ssia.?According to a recent
.statistical return, thero exists in the
Oatholio provinces of Prussia sixty-nine convents
nud religious communities, comprising
nine hundred and seventy-six members, r>l
whom about three li ft lis are females. The*
I are principal'./ I'rsulines ami Sisters of CharI
j Dk.vtii nv CitMritOFonv.?J. McOhesnoy,
milium* ami coal merchant of Toronto, Caimdft,
died suddenly Monday morning in the
dentist's chair, alter taking chloroform..,fox
the purpose of having his teeth extracted.
Ifaktkord, Fob. 1.?John AV. Seymour,
1 Esq., Secretary of the Hartford County SnI
vingu Association, lias absconded. lie is r
' defaulter to the amount of $100,000.
i whwmis.? me iMUtimoro inarkot pincos
arc very much infested with fcniulo pick'
pookute?tho majority of thorn being young
girls of protty frees and genteel appearance
Scaut.kt Fey En.?Scarlet fever is very pro
valent all over the Now England States. Jl
is not so fatal in its efleets this seasou as il
A I'Peamxo to tilk Peoulr.?Ex-Gov. Stan
ton, of Kansas, iu an address to the pcoplo ol
tho United States, defends his Kansas policy
opposes the Leeoinpton constitution, and com
At a Stanostim..?The Spartanburg and
ft..:.? ?i - --
i.u.uii luuruuu, hh wo loarn lrorn tho Unionvillo
Journal, is in n doplorablc condition.?
The creditors of tho road rofuso to givo uj
their lion to tho State, unions which is don<
tho recent appropriation bj tho Legislature
will be unavailable.
Gkn. Caliioun.?(Jon. John Calhoun, l'rei
I idcut of tho Locompton constitutional convct
tion, is a native of Massachusetts.
Novel Idea ov Heaven.?An Indian wai
mioiy Ming, in Texas, for tl?o murder of (
chil<i. When on the Bcaftbld, ho said he wai
going to Arkansas*, and wished the othoi
Indiana to ?ond his gun to hiin after h<
should get there.,
Si.avk Kxrwi'Tiox.?A bill i? now l>cfor<
: tho Alabama Son a to and it* undergoing coa
I sidcraldo diecuawion, which providoa for th<
exemption of ono slavo in every family from
leisure for debt. Tho probabilities aro tu favor
of tho passage of tho bill.
A " IIakd" Pj.aci.?Buffalo, Now York,
muijt be a "bard" pbico. The Utioa (N. V.]
Morninf/ Herald, says that thore are now in
tho State Prhfon of Aulmm. em,*
buffalo, being about onc-thlrd of all the con
vlcts in tlmt institution.
Cost ov War ik Utah.?The contmet witl:
HuiscU k >l?vor, of Mo., f,)t trnnnportatior
embraces ituch Worn* m $42 a barrel, fot
flour delivered at Salt I^ako fr<to< For> boav
sna' ;j:tb, tuul v\iU> an iusuraueo asrola-t rkW
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VoLirxTKHHS top the Mormon War.?It is
stated that in autioipatiouof tl\o defeat of the
army bill boforo Congross, a rogimont of voluutcors
is about to be orgntmed in Now York
to offer thoir t>oi-vicos in the Mormon war.?
k 1 hoy nro to be communded by (Jon. \> ard
1 H. limnott. and other offiw who served in
' tho Mexican Qftu4rxhzn.
" Tit roK Tat."?If honest man nro tho
salt of tho ourth, pretty girls may bo euiu to
) be the sugar.
IIkavv Suit,?A verdict has been rondcri
ed in tho Circuit Court, Now York, against
i Dr. Toxvne'Ohd ofsarsnparilla fame, for $104,?
000, in favor of tho heirs of lteu el Clapp.?
T\.. 'I* ..?..I iK- If
IJi\ 1UWUOUIIU il?J UOIlUZIUUlll iur MIU 11UW
ard trustee estate, and suit was brought to
A it rest for Mail Itomiivu.?John Miller,
a baggage master on the Hertford and Provideneo
Railroad, has been arrested for robbing
tho mails, lie confesses the act.
How to iik an Kaulv Bird.?Jump out
of bed the moment you hear tbe knock at the
door. Tho man who hesitates when called
is Inst. Tho mind should be made up in a
minute, for earlv riainor is ono of thnxn sub- '
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(jecta that admit of no turning over.
Large Sai.es.?Oil Monday lost two gangs
of unvrnos were ?old by tho CoiBiflissiohoif in
lOquity for Darlington District. One lot,
comprising thirty-sovon negroes, brought
c25,250, an average of $G82 42 ; the other,
! comprising forty-two negroes, brought $27,500,
and average of $G44 04.
| i iik kaces.? i lio last was ft gay week for
I Charleston. Tlio races wore in full blast,
with capital running. Liz/.io McDonald was
' Another Victim of tiik " N.vtioNxL Hotel
Disease.?Tho Rochester Democrat of
Tuesday announces tho death of Charles
Jones of that city, anil says " llin more intimate
friends wore awaro that his health has
beeu impaired over since his visit to Washington
at the time of President Buchanan's
Comi'ound Istkhest.?One penny (say a a
mathematician,) put out tit 5 per cent, corn
p.juncl interest, at the birth of Christ, would
i in 1810, have amounted to a sum oxoeeding
? in value 357,(100,000 of solid glohos of stan'
d.inl gold. each in magnitude as large as this
. earth! Whew!
Mii.n Weather ivKvm.ivn ?Ti.?
! cr in England continues as remarkably mild
> m on this sido. Vegetation, in some parte of
i the country, is in an forward a state as it
i usually is in April. There arc gardens in
! the vicinity of the metropolis where summer
roses are in full bloom.
New York City Moktamtv.?There were
423 deaths in the city last week, tlio City
Inspector's lloport informs us?two less than
during tho week preooding. Tho greatest
i mortality was occasioned by consumption,
I which carriod off 38 persons. Thero were 17
deaths from small-pox. and tivo by violent
i causes. During tho corresponding week of
1857 thero wcro 473 deaths in the city.
Fugitive Sr.wf.s in Omo.?It will bo rc(
membcrcd that a few years ago tho Ohio Legislature
passed a law denying tho uso of tho
prisons of that State for tliu flMiflnnmnnt
j. fugitive slaves. The preaout Logislutuie, it
koouis, ij disposed to repoal the law, and u
hill to that cll'cut passed the House ou Tuos'
A Mormon Woman's Infatuation.?
A gentleman residing in this city, with his
wife und family, had occasion houio months
1 sinoe to go up the country, leaving his wife
in possession of nearly all his worldly pear.
Upon his return, he was surprised to learn
,tHut sho had left for the Mormon settle
incut in San Bernardino, carrying everything
with lier. He started in pursuit by
1 the next steamer, and found his wife and
family at San Bernardino, with a teum all
packed up for Salt Lake. lie tried to por.
suado her to remain, but it was useless.:?
r She threw herself upon his neck and wept
fervently, because he would not go with
her, but she refused to turn back. She
appeared to feel very badly nt the idea of
leaving her husband among tho Gentiios,
1 who, she believed were destined to be destroyed
by wars, famine and pestilence, and
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miu Iinu IIVI nuuiu jrv uc Ml WHIK 10
f Salt Lake aud bog for bread, ns the whole
. (J entile race were doomed. She told him
. ho would be starving here : but in the land
of tbo Saints there would be an abundance
of this world's goods. The husband, rather
' than go with her, turned back and left her
in the company of those who succeeded in
- imbuing her with such n strange infattia
) tion. lie now hopes to go on to tho Luke
> in tho spring with the troops, rescue hor
> unil hor family, and send her back to her
jmrcnts.?Man Francisco Chrom'clc, Dec.
i A Rkvoi.tjlnij Muhdkb..'?It is our iot
to record this week, one of tho most ntrocio\i8
nets of iuhunmiiity which haa ever
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uiniivu tu? mii iiuiuu ui our jsismct. it
1 appears that a nlave, about 60 yont? of
' belonging to W. 1). A. Peon, of this l)is?
r trict, died last week, under circumstances
5 that gave rise to tho suspicion that hi? (loath
was caused by v olencej conBcnuently the
> Coronor summoned a jury to maico tho nec.
ci?afv incin'rics. The result of tho iunucst
.1- -i? '
) nou, uiut fnu niilVU IlilU UUIliC 10 1118 uoatli
, from frequent brutal punishments, and bad
t troatvnent gcnerullr. On tho inquest it
. was proved that for somo time paat, tho
neighbors *lmd been much annoyed by tho
frequent cruel and general ill-treatment of
I his negroes, by ))eon ; and at ono time a
i few gontlemen Waited on him and warned
i him to dertiat. This, however, apponro to
. havo had uo ofFoct, and from present ap^
Irvflo rn n /?ao ?1 * - ' ?1 ' - - *
wuiiiw?iv<vnj vi uuivjf HUH JJCCH consmiUQAtGit
1 Wo undoratand that Deem nn?l hi? son
1 hnvo left, nnd that suapioions are oxcited
of their having committed auothcr crinic of
similar character to that utaied above.
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Washington, Feb. I,?In the Senate,
Mr. ])oc-littlc presented a petition, of citizens
of Wisconsin, asking the cououest or
purchase of Cuba, for the purpose ot nnnegation.
The bill to inciT^se the army ?,amo ttp.
(inn. Houston :nlvoratcd the KuhHtitutiun
of JJorder Rangers for regularly enlisted
troops; also the promotion from the ranks
of the urray instead of men in civil walks
A long discussion ensued as to whether
the Minnesota State, or Pacific Railroad
bill, should be next considered. 31 r. Mason
said thcro might be circumstauces making
it necessary for Southern States, in
order to determine where they stand in the
Unipu, to tako up the Minnesota and Kanuna
Mr. Wilaou said such conjunction would
bo unnecessary, and gave notice thrtt lio
and his friends would avail themselves of
all legitimate moans to resist the admission
of Kansas under tho Lceoinpton Ooiistitu
Mr. Halo Said there never had been a
proposition boioro that body that so serious*ly
threatened a disruption of the Union, as
that of Mr. Mason's.
Mr. Crittenden opposed tho connection
of tho two subjects, and made an eloquent
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ii mini r<iii:tH:xi, w iik:u Ulll'llUU liiuuil itppiilUHU
from the galleries.
In tho House ii resolution was adopted,
providing for the appointment of a committee
of seven to consider tho expediency of
u reduction of tho expenditures of government;
tho navigation lawn ; the abolition
of import duties and a resort to internal taxation.
A resolution was adopted directing the
Speaker to issue his warrant for the arrest
of J. U. Williamson, of New York, who refuses
to an near before the Corruption Com
m it too, in the ease of tho Lawrence, iStone
A hill appropriating 9300,000 for tho
support of national armories, was pawed.?
This item was omitted by accident in Inst
Mr. I'arrott, of Kansas, presented the
remouBtrnrioo of tho Logialativo Assembly
of that Territory, against tho admission of
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jLvuiiaut? injuui H1U li\"'UIIlUIU11 V UUlilllUUOll.
]N[r. Lane asked tor the admission of Oregon
into tho Union.
Washington, Feb; 2.? -Tho Senate
passed the llouso bill making appropriations
for the National Armories, erroneously
omitted in tho enrolment of the last Congress.
Tl.r. rllainoowvn A- T Ktll
Jb >iv Vtiuv UITOU'U VI iliv; .lllllj I IIUIVUSW Will
was then resinned.
A message from President Buchanan concerning
Kansas was received and read.
Mr. Bigler moved that the messago bo
printed and referred to the Committee on
Mr. Trumbull, of Illinois, opposed the
reference. Ho assailed the message as a
perverted and incorrect history of affairs in
Kansas, from beginning to end, and inconsistent
with itself, llo was followed by
Mr. Toombs, in an eloquent and ardent
speech, favoring the ground assumed by
the President. Mr. T. argued that the
people of Kansas clearly desired to be admitted
into the Uniou?having three years
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ugu iurmuu tne ippoKa v;onstitution without
law, and more recently the Leeompton
Constitution in pursuance of the forms ot
The Sonnto adjourned pending the motion
In the House, several hour* wero occupied
in debating the printing deficiency appropriation,
which was ultimately defeated
by a large majority.
The I'rcaidont'u Kansas Messago was rcceivcd
Mr. Hughes offered a proposition to refer
the .message to a select conunitteo. He
mode n speeoh against the llcpubliean party,
and in favor of the Lccompton Convention
Mr. Harris, of Illinois, moved that the
message bo referred to a select committee,
to inquire if the Constitution embodied the
will of the legal voters of the Territory.?
A warm debute onsued, ami much oxcitcnient
prevailed. The IIou.se adjourned
without referring to a committee.
Washington, Feb. 8.?In the Senate,
several unimportant bills were passed or
The dobato ou the messago was then r$
Mr. "Wilson, of MnwachuRutts, moved to
amend tho motion for refcrcnce, by authorizing
the committee to send for persons and
papers, lie characterized the messago as
a stupendous misrepresentation. The President
was absent froui tho country when
many of the events ho had alluded to occurred,
and wab only elcctcd bocauso absent)
aud thus able to i trove his jibility. Mr.
W. denounced the Jjceompton Constitution.
Ho would much rather havo proposed the
(Constitution with slavery than without, because
tho former can bo changed, but the
lattor recognizes na unalterable property the
slavea already in Kansas.
Mr. Brown, of Misaissippi, followed, controverting
tho position taken by Wilnen.
In tho House, no aotion was taken on the
Tho t?orgoaiit-ftt-Arms roportcd flint he
VI- T tirMii
?. ui viiaiywji Mi x% aj I/, TV III mm HOIij
who had wfiwcd to anwef &? Knminon* tc
oppcar boforo tho Investigating Committee.
Mr, Hocook, from tho Committee on Naval
Affaire, reported reHolutions disapproving
tho conduct of Commodore Paulding,
but ut tho Jtarao time nnt. immitim* !?? ?'
tiny improper xjotivos in wrcstTng (loo.
Walkor. .Mr. JiSfcnnnn, from tho Mttt
Committee, made a minority report, to the
effoefc that Commodore Pauldin^descrvwi
tho themkf* of tho couutry for thoarveat oi
AVnlkor and his mon,
No other businhh of importance was
WA#uiiN<m>N, F?b. 4.?The proceeding*
of Oongroas to-day wore not of
importance. ; X :
Wasu|nqto:v, iyi. 4 The fipoakor
he? just wicoau<*^! th-5 foIlowH^ q* :|)po
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special committee ou the wubjcot of n reduction
of the expenditures, tho navigation
laws ami free trade: W. W. Uoye'o, of
South Carolina; J. A. Quitman, of Mississippi;
H. I\ Trippe, of (icorgia; M. It.
J). (iarnett, of Virgiuiu ; Itichard Mott, of
Ohio}- J. B> Wnllendyko, of Now Jeraey ;
F. K. Spinner, of Now York. TKo comploxlon
of tho committee is entirely satisfactory.
It Ijj to be hoped tho committee
will show up some of the many startling
cxtrivagahcci of the Uovornuient, and present
an array of facts in favor of a gradual
approach to free trade.
Washington, Feb. 6.?Tho House had
a stormy woteitm vtoterday, ami continued
witting all last night?the subject ot' debate
being the reference of tho President'# Mesnag<\
Nothing wnS accomplished. Mosfira.
Koitt and Grow had a light, in which others
participated. The House adjourned
Washington. Feb. 8.?-The Senate re
forred tho Loco mp tort Constitution to tho
Coniniittco on Territories by a majority of
six. Tn the House, Mr. Harritt* amend--,
mont, precluding any report this session,
was, passed by a majority of four.
Col. J. D. Ashmore and the Banks.
I \Ve iake tho liberty of publishing tho
j following extract of a letter written to us
the other d:iy by a distinguished gentleman
i of South Carolina. It pays a just tribute.
it\ tliA fivniTiABu nnil nUHUv f' /(nt?
; friend Col. Aslunoro. No oho has over
i filled iho oflicc of Comptroller General of
tlie State with more efficiency than the
Colonel. Wo concur with the writer in
saying that Col. Ashmorc would make a.
most admirable Governor, and that hi*
practical talents and ability Would be seem
i and acknowledged in every department otV
tho State. But it is said the Colonel's ambition
docs not aspire to the Executive
chair. The rumor is that he would prefer
j representing his ttpJivc Coni/rctsionuf Di'xj
trirf, in the House of Represent a tives, in
en so CJoI. UlT ctocliiies a re-election. Wo
know of no one whoso talents, energy ot"
character, courage and fidelity, would better
fit him for a seat in ('ongrens at this time.
Without the aid of fortune Or influential
friends, Col. Ashuioro 1ms already won for
himself distinction and fame. Like all
great men, ho i.s the architect of his own
fortune. In Congress he would :K)on make
his mark, ami be one of tllo most efficient
and able members of tho House. We vun
turu the nsiiortinn tlint, ns ft \vnrlrin<r nnm
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ho would not be surpassed by any of bis
" N. U.?1 inn glad you have published
your speech on the Batik ?nd College; nnd
also Mr. Momniinjrer'p. \Viil not the people
have light? If they have eyes tlicy
will see, emv? they will hear, and heart*
they will understand ! lint if not, woe bir
unto them and their children. The ta\ett
of the State ttill not now pvy the interns
mi t.lio ilclittt fif f.liA ! 1 mil umw <! ..
! people, not even tlio.se who are capable of
| thinking ntid understanding aright, bavo
I any idea of the true condition of public affairs
and their corrupt tendencies.
"The true and talented Comptroller
General's report ought to bo read and understood
by every tax pnying citizen of tho
State. It furnishes a flood of light to tho
darkness of the times, and shows tho error*
of the past and a guide for the futuro. In
. my estimation, Aslnnoro is far ahead of any
I public officer in the Stuto, an I is justly en
titled to tho highest proi80 for his able and
independent ex position of State matteiu.-?
He would make a most admirable (Governor,
and his practical talents would bo seen and
acknowledged in every department of tho
State. It is high time reformation had
commenced. If the pruning knife is not
soou applied, our doom is inevitable."
[I'utriot and Mountaineer.
The Fracas r-t Washington.
Hoferonce is made in our tcWmnhift
patches (says tho Charleston Mercury) to
a collision between Gol. Koitt and Mr.
1 Grow, of Pennsylvania, in the House.'oT
lteprcscntativea. A friend, who was im
1 eye witness, sends us an account of tho affair,
which we annox. 1'Vom this, it appears
that Grow, who is one of tho most
postilcnt Abolitionists in Congress, was not
only out of place, but out of order, for tho
rules of tho House aro imperative that a/
member must be at his seat when he ad~
dresses the Speaker or tho House. TIia
following is the statement:
Washington, Fob. 0.
At about two o'clock, n. m., Gen. Quitman
offered n proportion to disentangle tho
proceedings iii tho Hou.sc. Mr. Grow, who.
was in one of tho aisles on tho Deinoeratio.
. side of tho llouso, objcctod a littlo t4rtly.
Mr. Keitt said to hiui: "Goon the other--,
si do of the llou.sc, to wrhioh you belong, if
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yuu H(<KL %aj uujwi. A'lFi virow flnHWorod.
"I'll ohjcot whore I please." Mr. Keitfc
then said : "Wait till I can come round,
:i im I I'll fiiVc o? you." Mr. Kcitt wont
round and said to Iiiiu : f'Vou At>plitiort.
puppy, movo to youf side of tHo House, nntft
don't ?tny Hore." Mr. Grow said : <lI'Uj
stay us long aB I please." Mr. Ivoltt theft
choked 15at for an iustauV^'Ho then skirted
offi when Mr. Grow aaid : "Yon mh'?
oomo from your plantation!oraok tW Pf *
.vfihip over mo." Mr. Kcitt turned back
1 and Mid wTll oh<?kc you again for that
1 insolence," ind ho grasped In# throat a jic- ,
' 'now! time. Gen. Davis, of then interfering,
\vi*nehetl Mr. Keitt round Ut*
keep thorn apart, arid pressing him ag;?m?t
the corner ox n tnblo, Mr. Koitt partially
' fell. M*. Orow, when Mr. Keitt w;?h ;
wrenched i auud to aeparato thorn, utrunk
at Mr. Koitt, tr# tliit*>c, Imt did not roach
' him. TitoH? ?y, ??y he did not reaohjdwwy
1 f>??- > 1 ' "
I iiarwwaie, in mtortoriug to feparato
t; tlioTii, wa? utmclt, ?n<l dealt a fow h.oavy
blown.in rcUivu. Tho whole tiling wa.s
Huddlin ond over in a moment., ThmQWui
k riot much oxdUomont provaili>i<j; boford or
aftorwnrdrt. This i? a fjucoitict ataU-mellfc
r of the Wholfl affair, which will, doubtbM, . <
greatly exnjrceratcd bv fiwk llcihibli
I can print-*. The wh.jK- thin;.; ? ! . '
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