T H!E PBESS
The Library Tax.
W bae received as a communioation quite
a scathing production on the proposed sus
pension of the law allowiog one-tenth of a
mill to be expended for Common School
Libraries. Our ipaoe will not allow of Ita in
lertion. The General Assembly have a strange
sense of saying money by holdlog in suspense
and refusing to repeal this law.
The Breckinridges of Kentucky.
A lengthy letter froni the conservative to
the radical Breoltinridge, which we publish
on the first page, brings their family name at
this time quite prominently before the people.
Robert Jefferson Breokinridge, D. D., L L.
D., the author of the letter above adverted to,
was born at Cabell's Dale, Ky. Rev. John
and John 0. were sons of Hon. John Breck
inridge, reputed author of the celebrated Ken
tucky resolutions of 1798 the real author was
Thos. Jefferson, of Virginiain whose cabinet
John Breokinridge was Attorney General.
Dr. Robert J. B. was educated for the bar,
and was a member of the Legislature of Ken
tucky in 1825, '2, '27,28 i was licensed as a
Minister in 1832, and became pastor of the
Second Presbyterian Charon in Baltimore. Iu
1845 be became President of Jefferson Col
lege, Peon.; pastor of the First Presbylerlaa
Churob. iu Lexington, Ky., 1847-53. In tho
last-named year he was elected Professor ol
Theology in Center College, Danville, Ky.
He delivered an elaborate and eloquent
eulogy on Henry Clay on the occasion of lay
ing, in Lexington Cemetery, the foundation
of the Clay Monument.
lie has been one of the ablest and most vo
luminous American writers. His works are
" Papism in the XIX Century in the Unltad
States," 1841; "Memoranda of Foreign Travel,"
1845; " Internal Evidences of Christianity,"
1852; "The Knowledge of God Objectively
Considered," 1857 ; also, " The Knowledge of
tiod Subjectively Considered," 1859. Besides
editing several periodicals, Dr. B. has pub
lished numerous articles and pamphlets or
Slavery. Temperance, Popery, Universalis!)).
Presbyterianism, Education, Agriculture,
Virtue in the People Our Only Safety.
Virtue is nothing but voluntary obedience
to truth, and if the people of the United
Slates continue to develop the minds of their
yuutu by a healthful eduoation, and to bring
tbem op in the practice of moral duties it.
conformity of life and conversation to the
moral law there need be no fear of the per
petuity of our Union. Under the title of "The
Presidency How to Avoid the Convention
System of President-making," Mr. Larz An
derson, a worthy oltizen of Cinoinnati, in the
Commercial of yesterday, commends a now
style Electoral College, suggested by Judge
Nicholas, of Louisville, Ky. At this juncturo
in our natiouai affairs, when the North has it
in her power to select a President reflecting tho
views of the majority of the people, the Judgo
proposes to her to magnanimously waive her
attained advantage, "to forego tho mere sec
tional benefit desirable from its superior power
in rresident-making under our present tys
tern." ' He recommends that Congress be peti
tioned to amend the Constitution without de
lay, and submit the amendments to the States
who could vote thereon, and if approved, pat.
the same before the time for choice of the next
This is the plan proposed:
Amend the Constitution so as to procure
the formation of an Electoral College, and ai.
oleotion of President and Vioe-Prosident sub
stantially as follows:
1. The people of the States having less than
million population, to elect one; those with
a million, but less than two millions, to elcot
two; those with two, but less than three mil
lions, to elect three; those with three, but less
than four millions, to eleot four, and tboso
having four millions, to elect five Electors.
2. The Chief Justice, or Speaker of the Seu
ale, or Speaker of the House-of Representa
tives, to be the presiding offioer of the Electo
ral College thus formed, and have the caatiag
vote in all oases of tie.
5. The Electors to be listed in the alphabet
ical order of their -names; and arranged, ac
cording to that order into six classes, as near h
equal in numbers as may be, and numbered
from one to six. Any surplus numbers to be
distributed among the classes by lot.
4. Class one to nominate an Elector from
claas two; the latter from class three; the latter
from class fonr; the latter from claas five; the
latter from olass six, which shall nominate
from olass one.
i. From the six Electors thus put in nom
ination, two to be drawn by lot; from whom
the College to elect one for President and the
other for Vice President.
6. No office to be incompatible with that oi
If this convention meets, selected on the
basis of the census of 1850, which -needs must
be, as that for,1860 is not vet taken, Now York
would have four votes; Pennsylvania, three;
Virginia, two; Ohio, two; Tennesee, two; anil
all the other States, one eaoh; total, forty-oi
votes; end, in case of a tie, that of the Chief
Justice snaking forty -two. '1 The connection of
the Chief Justioe of the Suprome Court with
politioal decisions, and with the choosing of a
President, we esteem to be unwise, and a faulty
proposition. Assembled and arranged into
four or six classes, nominations of each otlcr
proceed, and out of the four or six nominated,
two names are to be drawn by lot, and one of
these, the forty-one are to select as President,
the remaining one to be vioe-President.
'' By this mode would be exhibited the strange
anomaly of the great politicians of the countr;
ctusterod in one room drawing straws or
tlirowing high-die. With the chance of a
tittle shuffling of the cards and cheating roni.d
Let us adhere to the plan we now have,
until we can feel assured that a game ol
chance is preferable to a choice of the people.
We make mistakes; get sometimes inferior
men; that is not so serious a fault as a lack ol
virtue and independence of the people. The
plan ae w now view it does not promise to be
one that will be favored. The patriotism ol
. the drawer, and the indorser of the bill ere
A Pours Rom Hig Bmputss or $8,000
on $8,000. Bryant, Harris A Barboe, wholo
sale merchants of St. Louis-, hive lost $,0U
l.o $8,000 worth of dry goods, oloths, Ae., it,
the two put years, through their porter, n
negro. The first beeamosnspieious of the fact
on taking stock the first of the ear, but wero
nnable to solve the mistery.
Womai ffiiroitr Shot Diad i Baiti
oi. A woman, Bridget Dunn, was shot
dead by an unknown person, in Baltimore, on
Sunday night, while looking out of seoond
tory window. Snsploioa attaches to noto
rious rowdy ia that oity. ' 1 -
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
XXXVIth CONGRESS—1st SESSION.
WASHINGTON, January 18.
SENATE. Hunter a
t print 5,500 extra copies of the Secretary ef
the Treasury's Annual Report. Referred.
Mr. Gwin inlroduoed a bill to facilitate the
communication between the Atlantic and Pa
cific by the eleotrlo telegraph. Referred.
Mr. Brown lotroauoeu resolutions to we ef
fect that the Territories are the common prop
erty of all the States, and that citizens of all
nave a ngni to enter into tueiu wu props
reeognized by the Constitution. That it ie
the duty of the law-making power, whether
exorcised by CongresB or the Territorial Leg
islature, to pass laws tor tne protection oisuoa
property, and instructing the Committee on
Territories, in retorting bills for the organiza
tion of Territories, to insert a olause for suoh
protection, and in oase tne Territorial jjegisia-
ture tans to oompiy, uongreso w of1
remedy. Resolutions lie over under the rules.
Mr. Benjamin reported a bill to amend the
law relative to the compensation of District
Attorneys, Marshals and Circuit Court of the
Mr. Hale desired to put a private bill from
the Naval Committee on its passage. After
considerable debate as to whether the Senate
had power to transact any business "while the
Rouse remains unorganized, Mr. Hale with
drew bis resolution.
Mr. Bayard introduced a resolution that no
final action shall be taken on any bill or joint
resolution until notice is received of the or
ganization of the House. Laid over. .
Ml Sebastian introduoed a bill to provide a
Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Wash
Mr. Hale objected to the reading thereof,
and the Chair overruled the objection, and the
bill was read twioe and referred.
After an Executive session the Senate ad
HOUSE. Mr. Alcltae, or Mississippi, was
ontitled to the Moor, but yielded it to Mr. Clop
ton, of Alabama, who was about to address
the House, when Mr. Washburne, of Maine,
interrupted him by calling for a vote on Mr.
Uutchin's resolution for the adoption of the
plurality rule. He insisted that they were
obligated by law to proceed to vote for a
Speaker, without debate or delay.
Mr. Craigo, of North Caroliua, raised a
point of order on Mr. Wanhburne, when the
latter repeated the motion for the adoption ol
the plurality rule. It had been heretofore
acted upon at all times, no matter what pro
position was before the House. It was a ques
tion of high privilege.
Mr. MoRae said the gentleman had usurped
Mr. Washburne If the gentleman will
McRae I will not wait.
Mr. Washburne I suppose I have the Boor.
Mr. MoRae Yon have no right to it.
Mr. Washburne -No gentleman has a right
to it, to debate a point of order or anything
else, because the Constitution and parliamen
tary law require the House to proceed to an
election witbout debate and delay.
The olerk decided that Mr. Washburne could
not deprive Mr. Clopton of the floor.
The point of order was further discussed,
Mr. Washburne insisting that the Clerk should
execute the law and put the question.
Mr. Houston, of Ala., protested against Mr.
Wasnburne's interferrence and interpositions.
The Clerk said he kne.w of no parliamentary
praotice which would warrant Mr. Washburne
from taking the floor from Mr. Clopton.
Mr. Washburne replied that he did not take
the floor from him.
Mr. Morehesd BDDealed from the Clerk's de
cision. Much confusion prevailed throughout
Mr. Phelps expressed his astonishment at
the factious oonduct of the Republican side,
nnd asked whether such oonduct was oour
Mr. Washburne and others rose to speak,
when Mr. Craige oalled them to order.
Mr. Burnett insisted that the Clerk inforce
Mr. Kellogg suggested that Mr. Clopton pro
ceed with hiB remarks, and when he shall have
concluded his remarks the House proceed t:
vote for a Speaker. Cries of "Good," "that's
right," on the Democratic side.
The House should vote occasionally, at
least once a week, for Speaker. There was no
use of trying to pass the plurality rule. It
oan't be obtained.
Mr. Washburne would do no such thing. He
had the right. He wanted to understand.
These were the only words, as he was
frequently interrupted by calls to order from
the Demooratio side.
Mr. Morebead Mr. Clerk, can't yon put
the question to tho House. Cries of order
from the same source.
Mr. Craige, of N. 0., participated in thin
running debate. He in turn was loudly called
to order by the Republican side.
The Clerk suggested as a question had been
raised as to the right of Mr. Clopton to the
lloor, the point should bo submitted to the
House. Many on the Democratic side objeotrd
to this. Finally, after, more noisy proceed
iogs and calls of ordor, Mr. Clopton oom
menced his remarks. He spoke in favor ol
i be secession of the South in the event of the
election of a Republican President. Liga
ments which bound the Union are fast beluj,'
bioken. We stand on the verge of a volcano,
.ind its trembling movements portend an
Mr. Carter explained bis position ; he did
not vote lor Mr. B Herman because be identi
fied himself with the Republican party, but
because under the exoiting circumstances he
thought the Republicans ought to have the
presiding offioer. In so voting he did not
indorse the Helper book. He could not vote
for the Administration man without violating
the principles upon whioh be was elected. He
could not vote for a South American beoaufo
that part)' is in favor of a slave oode in the
Territories. If it is not so let any one of tbem
Mr. Hardeman said he was in favor of r.
code, and intended to demand every Southern
Mr. Queries was for equality, and believed
Tennessee has the right to carry slaves in the
common Territories, and right to claim every
right of the Government to nroteet it.
, Mr. Etheridge said so help him God he
would never give a vote to put slavery in the
territories, while the .Nebraska-Kansas Bill,
aocording to the construction put npon it at
the time of its passage remains in foroe, for it
gives a right to the people, while in a Terri
torial condition, to regulate slavery in their
Mr. Boteler, in response to a question by
Mr. Carter and Mr. Moore, of Kentueky, said
thoy were in favor of protecting slavery iu
the Territories, and the former said no Terri
tory can Interfere with these rights.
Mr. Briggs explained that he never believed
a necessity existed for legislation on the
slavery question beyond what ia claimed by
the Constitntlon. He approved of non-intervention
in the Territories as a kind of squatter
Mr. Carter understood the Southern Oppo
sition to be in favor of l slave oode. He asked
if the North-western and other Democrats
rere in favor of such a code.
Mr. Morris, of Illinois, said he was not.
Mr. McRae said Why did yon not ask tho
questien of Mr. Gilmer? ,
Mr. Carter Mr. Gilmer li of age, and can
answer for himself. Laughter.
Mr. MoRae Ton have voted for Mr. Gil -iner,
and now won't let him answer.
Mr. Carter again asked whether Northern
Democrats were in favor of a slave oode.
A colloquy was farther continued between
Messrs. Carter and McRea, the latter terming
the former a disunlonist and an unconstitu
Mr. Csrter called attention to the intention
of the Government, and said while a State had
the right to establish slavery if It ehose, it
could not extend slavery one inoh beyond its
Mr. Cox, in response to the qnestioa of Mr.
Carter, as to the views of the Western Demoo
iaey on the subject of a slave code, sent up
the resolution!" -the late Ohio - Convention ai
sn expression of the Democracy of that Stale,
in whioh non-intervention cn the subjeot of
slavery as declared.
Mr. Cox, in the coarse of his remarks, said
If there were differences among the Democrats
which could not be reoonoilod in their own way,
they would submit to the arbitrament of the
-National Convention. He did not want it
sent out by the Republicans that Northern
Demoorats fight here under the fear of the
Southern Demoorats, an i dare not speak the
sentiments of their constituents and their own
hearts. There were no inseparable differ
ences among Democrats that would prevent
ihem coming together on the same platform
Mr. MoClermind briefly expressed bis views
of the Illinois Democracy, believing that the
people of the Territories have the right to
form and regulate their institutions in their
own way, subjeot to the Constitution.
- Mr. Uolman explained the position of the
Democracy of Indianaon the subjeot, namely,
interference and the interpretation given by
Mr. Buchanan in bis letter of aoceptanoe.
Mr. Morebead said be voted for Mr. Gilmer
because the latter was in favor of protection to
American industry. If he thought his con
stituents would meet him with the same scorn
and Indignation as they would Mr. Montgom
ery, he would go home.
Mr. Montgomery replied he was elected by
Mr. Covode wanted to say something he
could provo, but Mr. Montgomery refused to
yield the floor. Alter the latter had finished,
Mr. Covode rose to refresh Mr. Montgomery's
memory. He said he had written a letter at
Mr. Montgomery's request to the leading Re
publicans, asking them to support Mr. Mont
gomery, which tney did.
Mr. Morehead said his former remarks
were thus substantiated. The Republicans
expected Montgomery would aot with them.
He suspended himself from the oharge of Mr.
Montgomery, that he had boxed the political
compass. He had been a Democrat the
greater part of his life, and had left that party
only when he found it slipping away from the
principles of Demeoracy.
Mr. Montgomery replied to Mr. Covode,
who, be said, although be had been a candi
date of the Republicans of Pennsylvania for
Governor, had here voted for Gilmer, a large
slave-bolder and an advocate of the slave
oode. If the shoe pinohed it was the cause ef
Mr. Covode, who put it on. It was unques
tionably true that Mr. Covode did write such
a letter as described, but it was addressed to
some of his bitterest opponents, who did not
fall to vote against him. He said that More
head had in effeot admitted the truth of which
he (Montgomery) had uttered.
His colleague had spoken in terms of com
mendation of Senator Mason and Gov. Smith
wearing homespun; but why did not his col
league follow the example instead of wearing
French boots, coat and vest, Irish linen and
Swiss watch, and, as had been suggested, an
Mr. Covode said that those who refused to
vote for Mr. Montgomery were tLe letter's
neighbors, and knew his calling bettor than
he did. , He (Mr. Covode) never knew that
Mr. Gilmer was in favor of the slave code.
Mr. Montgomery said that tbey voted
against him because he was a Democrat.
Would his colleague again vote for Mr. Gil
mer? Cries from the Republican side, "Call the
The Lawrence Inquest.
LiwaiNcs, Mass., January 18. At the
inquest to-day Charles H. Bigelow, who con
structed the Pemberton M'lls, was the most
Am a civil engineer; was formerly in the
army, with the rank oi Captain, and con
structed JTort independence; graduated at
West Point in 1835. The nature of agreement
between the Essex Company and and Pember
ton company was suon as to leave tne parties
free, so that the Pemberton Company could
make a contract and employ its foroei; never
saw any disposition on th.ipart of Mr. Putnam
to .sacrifice the strength of the building to
cheapness; on the other hand we tried tomako
the strongest struoture we could with a due
regard to economy. I was much burthened
with responsibility at the time, having to con
struct the Paoific and Pemberton Mills simul
taneously, and placed Benj. Coolidge in imme
diate charge of the latter; he superintended
the work with intelligence and fidelity that
The contractors were -Wm. Sullivan, for
earth-work; Isaac Fletcher, stone-work and
foundations; Dodge & Knowles for carpenter
ing and wood-work, and Tuttle A So. for
mason work. Think there was not a better
foundation in Lawrence. So far as soil 1b
concerned, it was a water-bearing soil; there
was a head on at all times, except in summer
time, when it dried np. The stones were the
largest our quarries ever produced, and I know
them to have been put together well; they were
large, square, stratified granite, amply wide
at the bottom; nine feet, I think. He exam
ined the plans, and found the south wall eight
feet, and the north wall six feet thiok on the
bottom; the brick walls having been stated as
two walls with a hollow space this is an er
ror : it was one wall, with air tubes in it, less
than two feet by four inohes in horizontal
area were four of these flues every ten feet
from oenter to center of windows were eight
inches solid brlok externally, then four inches
across, taking eeotion of air flues, and then
eight inches of wall, so that where there were
no flues, tho walls were twenty inches solid.
Bigelow conoluded his testimony by desorib
the mill as a model ono.
Mibidin, Coxa, January 18. The Manu
facturers' Convention was opened this morn
ing with a large attendane, by the appoint
ment of A. O. Crosby as President, with eight
vioe-Presldenta and three Secretaries. A
committee on resolutions was appointed, of
whioh J. T. Baboook, of the New Haven Pal
Indium, was Chairman. A resolution offored
by E. 8. Cleveland, of Hartford, was passed,
condemning the attempt of the partisan pur
poses to persuade the people of the South thai
the Northern people sympathize with assault?
upon them. The Convention then adjourned
The Convention in the afternoon passed res
olutions concerning the spirit which compelled
a sovereign State in 1832 to threaten civil war
for no greater reason than its opposition to a
law of Congress establishing duties on im
ports; condemning the spirit of disunion if
this or that candidate be elected Speaker; con
demning the spirit that drove Mr. Hoar from
Charleston; condemning the spirit that struck
down Sumner; condemning the spirit which
overrun Kansas, and the spirit which invaded
Virginia by a body of armed men; disap
proving the misrepresentations and falsehoods
of the public press which represent any con
siderable number or tho people of the freo
Stutts as Abolitionist, aud renewing profos -sions
ol fidelity to the Union and Constitution.
occurred this P. M. on the Hudson River Rail
road two miles below Sing Sing, by which
several persons were injured, some of whom
quite severely. The accommodation train
from Sing Sing for New Rork ran
into the express whioh left Albany at
10:25 A. M. for New York. The engine of the
express having become disabled, the train
was stepped to repair it, when the accommo
dation came along and ran into it, demolish
ing entirely the two rear cars of the express,
twelve passengers in all were injured.
Mrs. Fields, of Brooklyn, very seriously in
jured; was carried to the Gette House, where
she expired at seven o'clock, P, M. She was
married at Kingston this morning, and was
on her wedding tour. The Catholio Bishop of
Albany was slightly Injured, and remained
over at Tarrytown; also another man was se
riously injured, whoie name can net be ascer
tained until to-morrow. There are two in
jured vet at Albany; the remainder of the in.
jured went to New York on the first train, one
of whom, a lady, had a leg crushed. The ex
press train from Albany at 10:40 A. M. reaohed
New York at 8:20 P. M. The track is now in
perfect order and trains are running with
their usual regularity. ,.. ,
Washington, January 18. There were in
dications to-day, on the part of the Repub
licans, to have a night session with the inten
tion, if possible, of bringing the oonteet for
Speakership to a dose, but a sufficient number
of them were not nnlted on that purpose.
The galleries of the House were orowded to
their utmost capacity, to-day, of persons of
both sexes. The Senate confirmed the nomi
nation of Mr. Hughes, of Indiana, to supply
the vacanoy of the bench of the Court of
1 Aetion on the Mexican treaty has been de
layed, owing to the voluminous documents in
oonneotion with it not being printed; the
order for that purpose was given to-day. :
Several Senators are preparing epecohes to'
be delivered next week on the slavery question.
Soma of the most intimate friends of Mr.
Seward say he has no idea of making any
speeches during the present feverish politioal
Witbin the past week from fifty to sixty men ,
from this city and Baltimoro, have gone South
abuudantly provided with arms.
Fire and Loss of Life.
Lafohti, Ia., January 18. Afire broke out
this morning, at seven o'clook, In the second
story of the carpenter shop of the Michigan
Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad
Company, at this place.
A man named Corant, employ of the com
pany, was burned to death while trying to
save his too) Another employe named Zook,
pattern makmj'while trying toesoape from the
building, fell from the second story to the
ground, breaking his arm and leg.
The contents of the pattern room were on
tirely. destroyed. The building was not muoh
Injured. Loss unknown; no insuranoe.
Railroad Collision—Forty or Fifty Persons
New Yobs, January 18. A collision oc
curred this morning in the Yorkville Tunnel
on the Harietn Road, between the early Harlem
and New Haven trains, both going one way.
Both trains were crowded with pisaoDgers,
and for a few minutes there was intense ex
citement. No lives were lost, however; some
forty or fifty were injured, but few seriously.
Mrs. Elijah Bradford, of White Plains, bad
three ribs broker. The engine of the New
Haven train was disabled. The accident was
caused by the sudden stopping of the Harlem
train while the New Haven was olose behind.
From St. Louis.
St. Louis, January 18. The overland mail
arrived here to-night with some additional
news to what has already been telegraphed
from Malloy'a Station.
The British fleet at Victoria is to be rein
forced by four men-of-war.
Richer gold discoveries are reported on the
Fraser River and the tributaries of the
The Kansas Legislature adjourned tine die
to-day, the understanding being that the Gov
ernor would call a speoial session immediately.
Mas. Trom.ofk'8 Opinion op th African.
In many respects the negro's phase of human
ity differs much from that whioh is common
to ns, and which has been produoed by our
admixture of blood and our present extent of
civilisation. They are more passionate than
white men, but rarely vindictive as we are.
Tho smallest injury eicites their eager wrath,
but no injury produces sustained hatred.
In the same way, they are seldom grateful,
though often very thankful. They are covet
ous of notice as je a ohUd or a dog; bat they
have little idea of earning oontinual respeot.
They best love him who is most unlike them
selves, and they despise the colored man who
aproaohes them in breed. When they havo
once recognised a man as their master they
will be faithful to him, but the more thej fear
that master tho more they will respect him.
They have no care for to-morrow, but they
delight in being gaudy for to-day. Their
crimes are those of momentary impulse, ns are
also their virtues. They fear death, but if.
they can lie in the sun witbout pain for -the
hour, they will hardly drag themselves to the
hospital, though their disease be mortal. They
love their offspring, but in their rage will ill
use them fearfully. They ere proud of them
when they are praised, 'but will sell their
daughter's virtue for a dollar. They are
greedy of food, but generally indifferent as to
its quality. They rejoice in finery, and have
in many oases begun to understand the benefit
of comparative olewliness; but they are rarely
tidy, A little makes them happy, and nothing
makes them permanently wrotphed. On the
whole, they laugh and sing i,l sleep through
life, and if life were all, tbcv would, not have
bo bad a time of it. Thr ', I think, are the
qualities of the negro. Jlur y of them are in
their way good; but are thy not such as wc
have seen in the lowest phases of life ? ,
Vsbdiot. In tbe oase of Drum against tho
The City, to rrcoverfor damages resulting from o
ewer, tbe jury returned a verdict for defendant.
Stetson vs. Hot bert and others. Judge Btorer held
In this case, an action for use and occupatiou, that
defendants occupation as atslgnees of the original
tenant, created a liability to pay rent. Judgment
Christopher vs. Christopher. Held by JudgeStorer
that a mortgage made to ono creditor, in exclusion
of others, would not be seta-tide if the transaction
was in good faith.
Vebuict or Klevcv JtiRORs.-Stato vs H. M
Bruce 4 Co. Tried before Judge Itoadiy. One juror
holding out against alovon, Counsel contented to
accept the verdict of the latter, which was for
plalutirT, for 473.
Iq room No. I Judge Spencer disposed of the fol
lowing cues: F. Klelne 4 Co . v. Cyrus Welch
demurrer overruled and judgment. D. Write tb
J. A. Fay & i)o.; demurrer overruled and leave to
answer. J. BiUingley v. J, F. Cheek; demurrer to
answer sustained. F. B. Churm ve. Steamboat
World's wonder; submitted on demurrer to petition
demurrer overruled and leave to auswer, 1
The State vs. John Clawson. This cassis
till in progress in Mo. 3, before Judge Carter, -.
' The river was falling slowly at this point
yesterday, but in tbe present condition of naviga
tion, a few feet can easily be spared without inter
rerring in tbe least with tbe boats. The ice baa
nearly disappeared from the Ohio.
The weather was moderate yesterday, though cool,
with some Indication or snow or rain at a late hour
last night. '.
Freights were still plenty, and the wharf looked
uite animated. Tbe boats there were numerous,
and most of tbem were unloading or receiving car
goes. Rates of freight were unchanged in any im
portant particular. Tbey rule about the same aa ai
the opening of the week.
The river at bonliville rose two feet per hour fur
the twenty-foura ending Wedueaday evening, when
there were sixteen feet of steamboat water on the
The Kentucky Biver at Frankfort was falling on
The Clambarland Blverwas almost at flood hlght
Hondayevenlng.andsttllrialng with rainy weather.
There ia very little ciiange to notice in the stage oi
the Mississippi at St. Louia. Ever since the gorge
gave away beiween there and Cairo, the water has
been alowly and steadily falling. The last arrival
there report six and a half foet in the channel out to
Cairo, and below that point there ia water in plenty
for tbe largest boat,
Hopes are entertained that tbe Cambridge, sunk
in the Mississippi, will be raised. . i ,
Abmvals. -Jacob Straler, Louisville; Magnolia
Maysvllle; Forest Qneen, Madison; Dnnleltb and
Virginia Home, Neville; Kanswba Valley, Kana
wha; Monarch, New Orleans; Gray Eagle, Poperoy
Judge Torrence, Hew Orleans; Ulara Dean, Pitts,
burg; Iowa, do.; Conewavo, Nashville.
DaraaTDBm. Jacob Btrader, Louisville; Foresi
Qneen, Madison; Magnolia. Maysvllle; Dunleith anr
Virginia Home, Neville; Gray Hogle, Pomeroy; Le
high, St- Louis; J. W. ilailnuui, Pittsburg; Stephen
Decatur, New Orleans. . ,
: HOME INTEREST.
A. A, Eyster, Clocks, Watches anc
ew Irr, Hps. 841 and 371 Wee tern -row. ;
JE Deguerrean Gallery, lonth-west cor
ner of Sixth and Western-row, over Hannaford'i
drug-store. Pictures taken and at In good eases
for twenty csote. Warranted to please;
JBsT" At . No, 58 Broadway, below Pearl
slroot, you can get beautiful colored Ambrotypes or
rerotycus, in fancy cases, at one-third, the price
charged at other rooms, Kemember the number
it Broadway. jalvb
. . ,. 1.HIH11U ....
LOUCKS-KNlUELY.-On Sunday, January 1. at
Columbia, nnillton County, by the iter. Mr. Bonte
cne, Mr. T. N. Mucks and Miss Annie Knicely.
MoLtNN KKNNEDY. On the 17th Inst., In Cov
ington, Ky.,ky the Itev. Mr. Morrell attherosldence
of tbe brfnVs fatber, Mr. I. B. McLInn, of Cincin
nati, and Miss Jennio Kennedy.
ODKLL-IUYMONP.-On the 13th lust., at the
residence of Mr. John Rnrmond, Newtown, Ohio., by
the Rev. K. M. Wilde, Mr. Ueorgs J. Cdeil and Miss
Olive V. Huymond.
DODSON-KIND.-On the 17th In it., at the resi
dence of Mr. Jonathan Batterslry, on Walnut
Hills, by the Itev. J. Kendall, Charles A. Dodsonand
Emma E. Kind, both of this city.
BOYLE. On tho ISth int., Uorrace De O., aged
1 monlh, infant non of James and Sophia Boyle, of
StTrs Township. . .
Fit AZI K H. - On t ha 17th Inst., Charles Albert, son
of Mont and Sarah Ellen Fruzler.aged 1 months and
Deland & Gossage's.
RICH STYLES VELVET CLOAKS
, -OF- '
FLAID WOOL SHAWLS,
At 9h worth 95.
At 99, worth $3.
Reversible Shawls at $4, worth $7.
Super Double-faced Shawls,
At 83, worth $10.
IMPERIAL WOOL SHAWLS,
At $5 and $0, worth 910 and fl(i.
At a biiu Wh worm and 98.
At S3 nnd $S, worth Stf and 98.
sjesr Buyers will Snd all of the above goods worthy
their special attention, and an early call will Insure
ELAND & COSSACE,
74 WEST FOURTH-STREET,
FOR THE CHEAPEST
In tbe city, go to
doiotf " nee Western row
will bd an adionrned mflntlnff of th cltl.
.ens of Cincinnati and vicinity, who are favorable
to a permanent organization for the celebration of
t he Twenty-second of Fol riiary, i860, at the Hall of
the A. P. A , Plnm-Btroet, north of Seventh, Ion
THURSDAY EVfcNINO, Jannarv 1, at VA o'clock
All persons favorable to tbe sbove move are invited
to be in attendance. By order of
K, bPABKS, Chairmen.
B. E. Fimta, Secretary. jam
OHIO INSURANCE CO.
The Stockholders of the Ohio Life Innr-
nuce (Jompany are notified that the Annual Meeting
for the choice of Directors will be held at the offce
uf lh company, Mo. lis West Third-street, on MON
DAY, the 6th day of February, I860, between tbe
hours of II o'clock A. U. and 1 P. M.
ja!2t UKNltr KOl'Kltr, (Secretary.
CHILBLAINS 'AND sVKOST-
KD FEKT. Palmer a VntMtnhl noamntlr
Lotion ie tne never-tailing remedy tor these great
nnnoyunces. It not only effects a complete cure,
often hy one thorough application, but it decrease
the liability to a return of the same dlfflcu.ty. Fot
aale by druggiits generally.
BOLON PALMER, Agent,
de Mo. 55 West Fourth-street,
n.u.n.u.., Tl.. 19 laitn M. B VsImab
W-, VJ 1 1. I ...... I , , wf, II . in,. U.I . , . Diurai
ucar oir ; roots nve years since i recoiveu a aeverti
injur) on my left arm, near the elbow, since which
1 have been greatly anuoyed by a cutantous disease
on the same. After using various lemedie without
tucceas, 1 waa Induced to try your Vegetable (los
netio Lotion, aud am happy in informlug you that
the use of half a buttle hat left my arm as smooth
and free from disease aa ita mate,
. Gratefully yours,
, JOHN W. DANENUOWEK.
No. 146 West Third street.
For sale by druggiBts everywhere. Be rare to get
Pal mer'e Vegetable Cosmetic Lotion, and accept oi
nothing else. SOLON PALMKK, Agent.
de29 No. 86 West Fourth-Street, Cincinnati, O.
KENNED1 '8 MEDICAL DIS.
COVE11Y isacknowledcedby the must e in
dent physicians, and by the most careful druggist
tnrougnoui toe untica oraies, to neiuemostenectuai
blood-purifier ever known, and to have relieved more
lUiTering, aud effected more permanent curea, than
tiny preparation known to the profeaaion. Scrofula,
Suit Khenm, Erysipelaa, Bcald-head, scaly eruptions
of whatsoever nature, are cured by a few bottles, aud
the system restored to full strength and vigor. Full
ind explicit directions for theenreof ulcerated sort
legs, aude'lier corrupt and running ulcers, ia given in
the pampbi with each bottle, For sale by JOHN I).
PA UK, SU.J1E, ECKSTEIN 4 CO., and OEOKliK
M.DIXON. Price II. eepl-ay
OFFICE OF TBE PASSES-
UOMPANY OF OINCIN- JSLu uirtJ
tnd Hace-streete, ft7yr-l.r--Mii'
16, 18M.-Thi road is now open. Cars will lUrt
at intervals of ten minutes, from B:SO A. M. mi
til midnight, running eastward on Thlrd-sl rout
from Wood to Lawrence-atreet. and westward on
Fourth-street to Smith, and on Fifth-etreel ti
Wood. Citiaens will please bear in mind that tin
oare will invariably cross Intersecting streets bolon
stopping for passengers. .
. ocJJtf JAMEH J. BOBBIKg, President '
Peach Orchard, Youghlogheny, Hartford
City and Myrnense Coal.
WE ARE DELIVERING THS ABOVE
qualities or Coal from the boats In exoell. iit
order and prompt delivery. '
OAliFlELD A BERTRAM, r
. Dealers in Goal and Coko .
deSOam ' 1T East Front-st.. near Bnllrr
CHEESE, CH EES E.-Just received, n
... all supply of fresh English Stilton, Ent i It
Chedder, Pineapple, Holland. Sap-sago and Pm
gan Cheese. For sale, wholeeale and retail, by
A. Mcdonald ou.,
JalS Se and Branch Store Ktt West Fourth
FRENCH MUSTARD.Jnst received, : -doaen
very superior Mustard. For sale, wit
aale and retail, by -A. MoDON ALD A 00.
jal6 ft and Branch Store 249 West Fourth-.
FRESH LOBSTERS AND 8ALM0N.
Jut received, tJ doten one and two-pound t
fresh Lobsters and Salmon, direct from Kastp
Me., (jumping off place,) where the water ia oo. I
and tne flab the beet. For tale, wholesale anc! ,
tail, by A, MoDONALD 00.,
jalt M and Branch Store Ut West Fourth-'
NEW YORK " HOME INSURANl K
COMPANY" AQENOT, Newport, Ky.-I
policies against fire and marine risks. Uapit...
811,000.060-Surplus, (1 100,000. Apply to
UKttBY BUCHANAN, near Postce,
JaMam Terk-streat. Nerort, Kr
FRANKLIN TTPE AND STKREOTYK
FOUNDRY, B. ALLISON, Superintendent -Printing
Materials of all kinds, 166 Viaetieet.
t li'rin -,-.. if
M O U X T A.U B 1KJV .
Will, OPEN IT EIGHTH
SESSION on MONDAY, FobroarrS. with
a full complement of able and efficient Teaohere,
The RIDING! SCHOOL, heretofore annoonoed, will
be in full operation at that time, with auch a number
of Ponlee as will accommodate all who wish to
practice the healthful and elegant exercise of Hon,
(Imnlbusea will, hereafter, take the pupils from
their residences In anr part of the oltv each morning,
and return tbem after school hours. All who wish
to avail themselves of this privilege will please make
early application to I. H. WHITE, id West fourth.
street. - ja9am
GROVER & BAKER'S
SHUTTLE AUD FAMILY'
PRICES FROM 60 TO $128.
New Mode of Ventila .ion!
' CaH mid Ht Oosof
SAWYER & GO'S
Heiting and Ventilating Furnaces,
In operation at
OSAMB BR LAIN OO.'S
Store Wan-rooms, Nob. 61 and 68 ViaoiL .
Sawyer & Co.
' OASjBOBNINO, HMOKE-CONSUSUNU ,
COAL COOKING STOVB !
FOUR SIZES. ; V
SKSTWarrauted to give satisfaction.. '
MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALB BY
CAMPBELL, ELLISON & CO.
Noa. 19 and 21 Bait Second-street, .
FOR BURNING AND LUBRICATING, .
Free from OU'eimlve Odor, at -
Walnut-street, Cincinnati, O
B INVITE A COMPARATIVE TRI-
All with anv maunfacturina establishment '''
MT We warrant onr Oils to be equal, if not snpe.
rlorjto any in the mai ket.
(So Wo invite tboee In the city and vicinity to
call and examine for thomselvua.
Ko persons ordering frorh a distance, satis
faction guaranteed in all runes.-Address - .
A). K. HASHIN, Aaenr, or -
i, A. W. IKtUUID-, Treuaurer.
Kanawha C O. tl. Oil Man. Oo.,
de23 87 Walnut-street, Cinoinnati.
HOLIDAY GIFTS I
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED NEW
GOODS by xpre!, and our assortment ef ,
, rr LADIES' FIjHH,
- Oonelktingof -':.:'
tfad.on'a Bay Kablej
Canada and Mink Sable:
u filch, Siberian, Hqulrrel, AVe
( complete and unusually inviting. We have a great
curiety of nice aud handsome seta of
; 1 , CHILDRUN'8 FCRS, v j
ALSO Fur GIovm, Collars, Robes, Fur Ooata, to,
1 . . . na invite an puronaseraoi t
HOLIDAY GIFTS, j 'Vf
Co call and make selections from our stock of useful
and seasonable presents, which we offer at vew low
C. B. CAMP & CO., 1
deietf No. 93 Weal Third-afreet. '
If You XVeaia.t
f JFlne, Fat, Fru Ovstkrs,
Mfwnum Bonunii, l hii ' MomIo tod BetailOyi
253 253 208 ' 253 ' 253
now 1 Fifth doo1 hoTe Sixlh, weal side.
Solution Citrat e of Magnesia
WARRANTED TO J KEEP ANY
length of time. For sale in any quantity by
ALBKUT BOSS, Druggist,
Ja9 8. W. cor. Klgr- th-it, and Western -row.
Brown's Bronchial Troches,
FOR THE ALLEVIATION OP BRON
CHITIS. Hoarseness, Coughs, Asthma, Golds,
Catarrh, and all disorders of tbe Breath and Langs.
For sale by. ALBS BT BOSS. Druggist,
ja9 " H. W. onr. Kigath-rt. and Western -row.
Havana Cigars. a
LARQB . AND '. WELL-SELECTED
jSL stock of the most favorite brands, just received
of the moat favorite brands, just receive
9 by ALBBKT B03S, Druggies, u
B. W. cor. Blghth-st, and Western-row.
auu wr awe py
OAL OIL At SO oeuts per gallon, and
warraaiea tne nasi in mo maraei, at v
uini net., ji
Corner Ninth nnil Vine-streets.
FRESH BALTIMORE OYSTERS Re
ceived every day at FKRQUSON'S,
jalS . , Corner Ninth and YlncairoeU.
TEAS A large and well-assorted stock of
"Fine Green and Black Teas" at
rUBGUSON'S, , .
, Jal8 " Corner Ninth and Vlce-streete.
. Genuine Glycerine Lotion,
AS PREPARED BY GEO.; M. DIXON,
cure chapped bands and roughness of the
kin. Also, promote, the growth of the hair. . ,
i nmn m mritu r. ...
IILtl. M III I IIN n M4.t
B. B. cor. Fifth and Main -street.
Coal Oil, .
PURE COAL OIL FOR BURNING For
ale at manufacturer" prices. ' 1 - ' i
GEO. H. DIXON. Dragglst,
jalTaw N. B. oor. Fifth and Main-streets.
Hemp Seed. :
rpX BRLS. PRIMB SEBD-yor ule b
. . , GKO. M. DIJON. Druggist, '
jal7w! ' ' K. . oor. fifth and Main-streets.
. Sage. 8age.M,;i;;,;;
TOO LB8 PRE8H SAGE For sale by
AS"" OKO. M, DIXON, Drugglat '
, jaWaw A ... M.S. oor. Fifth and Main-atret u.
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