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Progress of Outrage in Kansas.
"hi rtcent murilrr oi Iuv f which,
bttii Hit proceedings fruiting out of It, 0' v
Slitunoi, hit tskiti iilkjotage 10 re-pr Kn'
h Tree Suio icttlsri of K,iiiit u in
lata of rebellion is b" no Inetni .1 snc.11
Ur tvent in tha turbulent MllM of thai
infant Teirltnrv and of the ''tiurd'r lulliuna"
who have lakcn us affairs in rlllffti
Alter the 8pt.ni( lr t ion Ol IMA, Wtfflll
i.l three p r Pnau' wail -.! 00 (Jot. lleeder
end threatened to ha ttj him tin-ess Ho
would give- cfNificatet ol' election lu th
I'-'-ateeery mr-n chosen to t:,, Terrll J
lA'gitlilttra by lb Vote uf Ilia M - .rfl
mob. U'a rt?piy was; Qcfttlcm -ji. jMM
three of yia cm iurjcr m, but a Icon'm
cannot "compel pie to do lint which my
eontciertce duoi "not approve." A tiinil.ir
attempt tj fiiglr.ro QoV. Rocder, end 10
compel him to recant tome: statements of
In during a ripil lb tht ElRti WU titer
ward rr.idi by the: redoubtable StiiiuMlow
himself; nor were I h'r j wanting Othef aim
laf occurrences, nut of which the icicarajih
from 8t. L 111U manufactured report now
thai Ciov. Reedr I11J been ll ','itcd, ami
now (hat he had been murdered.
On Saturday, April 14, IMS, a mob o!
eoma two hundred rulRani hom Plat e
County, Missouri, Iho reeldenc of Swing,
fellow and Atchison, ts.-embled at P.uk
eille, Missouri, and IttiCRtd the office of
Tie Luminal ; a ntwtptptr ubl thed there,
and which, because it did not implicitly
eubicribe to the border ruffian operations,
wni arruird of Free Stale proclif lilee.
They destroyed the llxtur i tin) threw the
types and prtMtl lO'U tin! river. The cdi
ore and publishers, J. H, Park and Win.
u. Patterson , csiiprd perionnly violence
at the lime, but liicy were obliged to fly
the State. Mr. Ptttereen ie bow in thie
vicinity, giv.n lecture on tli ein';ii-s,-y
to inalio KtUtai a BI&V8 Hat". The
pecui iiry inttrettt of tin" inhablttnti of
ParlliVili.', 0' which lOWh Mr. Park i the
fouudtr ami iriii( ipal proprietor, imperative
ly requirat" hii temporary return ihitliar
lor the pifpoie oi executing conveyance!
aad rilieiM a. id other butlnoti act. N 1
aoonir vat he known to be then than the
t Plttte bounty ruttittt lerociuuely threatens
t nifeh nunii iho town and to deitfoy it
and hm; nor could the p;o :l of Purkvtlle
find en aecurity escept in a military or-
yau'iiation, and a Compact fir tlial da
f.-nre timtUr '.1 th .t lately entered into hj
tiit people of L, vrence.
On the loth of April) tliteen dayt after
in tlUck upon Tie Luminary, at 1 politi
cal fathering at Leavenworth ity, alter a
autitiou had bei ; put by tho Chair, jM.il
tortn OiafHi u loading Pro-Slavery polltl
cian, cnd tmi, "We have the in j irlty," to
whlrh a lawyer namod McOrea retpohded.
"It'e a tij " Upon line -'!.irk tiruck Mc
Crea with a ch.h, whereupon, rocneerlng
liHle from th" ttUHBing effi da of t.i liluw.
MsCrtl drew u revolver and nU .t i' irk
oead. HeCrei iltd Inatantly, hotly purtu d
by Ciark'e fr emU, who totight lo kin him
n the tpul; but hi ran 11. to tin' river and
founi prelection under th" baud, whence he
wee pren'Mly tik'.-n by inn Irier.dl and d--litereu
to the eoinmaiider ol r 'it l.p.r.eii-
wortti lor rutludy and prottction Any
whme cite hit lift would not have been
Thul h.iikcd in thi ir n t ' em (. to mnrdel
HcTob, on the i7th ol May folluWinj a
umber of border ruffitnt from Mutourl
rroittd the nvnr at Lttventvorth nnd lieted
Mr. Philiipt, the law partner ol McUrea j
and one of lha iiicki intelligent and retpec .
table ekiaent ol me piiee, wh had given '
idutlonal ofirnte by conteiting the alect.nn I
in tie diitrut m contciniOnce ot wliich a
nw election had bton ordered by Qnv. I
R tder. Ataitied by a number 01 1 1 i e r
ruflUaa retident in the lawn, and be lore
tht body of the people ol lha placi had
tnae to roll.rt and act, thry curried Phil
I pi itroea ilip river hit friende being u;i
eolo to lu.low lor want I n boat and look
blm tome milea inland e i the Miieouri
aide, when they thavad half hi. head, strip
fed lion naked, tairud and feathered him,
'a him on a rail 11 1.1.I'' and a half, put
him up at it mock tiuctl m, a.i 1 bid him 1 fl
te a negro at one dollar. Phillipa, hew
aver, affbeted hit etcape fiom thene villain I
and returned to Leavenwnith, livre h.-l
ttill remtint, in tpitt ol all the thretu oil
farther riolenct againal 1 if he ehould
not fir the Territory, But d'.w mark ihe
difference of civil procedure in iheto two
taevt of Philiipt and MrCrca. No attempt
whattvtr waa mcde lu inflict any pun ill
tent on '.lie lynchera ol Philiipt, Mr, Me
Cri-t, on the other hand undergoes n long
andj rigorwiia linpritonmeut, Ural in the fort
aad then in tht jtil; a b I lor murder ia
touud agaitut lino by a packed jury, after t 1
more honejt en., ha I refuted lo Hnd any;
ana when at la 1 he comes into court lo be
tried he li da among the countel with u the
bar, and among th u ii.' -n ol that tribunal, '
intluding the eltrk 0 the ('ourt, no lest
than four pertOlit wlio had been concerned
ia the abduction unit lynching ol Phillipa
Tbit itct waa afterward brought lo thai
notice of th Cuurl by tworn tSdavit) but
we htvc net yet learned lha) any action I
wtt taken upon it. Wt re ktppy in
tliti McCrea, tftei many other point! had
bo n tuled eiit.nt him, has tuci teded in'
obttiuing a ehauge ol remit which ope
rattt, however, to di-frr lha trial iV. prolong
a a irapriaoaiiu nt, which 1 in a county jtil
of the mutt wr.tcbed deecriptiun.
On th set . of Mir, tin en c hi i'i h
the outrage on Phillipa, leveral iiieii,'.
of a tecrct Pro Ultvery itaoclstlon ,1 Mis
touriaut, oi. cd the lllue 1. , vitlted 1
Oitwatsiu.e, ia Kuat Territory, and
ttited a Mr. Parker ,n tiie ilnr,;.- ol bt
an Aboiitionial. They to -k hit rifle an. I
broke it evert lUunp, mounted hint on u 1 i'
stele tod cirn. d him euai diatanes Into
ti e woodt. Tbty thru t . k nieaaures u 0
bang him without j'. lge or juryi bill upon
bit ;: that he ought lib n lo v 1
to apeak for himeolf, they tuflbrtd klm loj'
do to. Afti'r tie had ua I In. l iU'uumii ''
the company were about ry iaily Uividi d,
wiie ball tbiieg w.ll, Paiker too ether be I
with Knby, lha leader ol the gang Soon,
lieevr, one 01 the Cjitipaiiy handed i'ark- ll
er 'a revolver cepped and ceekedi titer
which Kirby taw lit to hold hit peace. "
Parker waa fititily relvartd, hut wua oblig
ed, however, to giro u; hit claim. Since '
ti the Iter. Pirde.. Butlte, a M.thodiat
elergyaajh wtt mm dowi the rleer on a
ii!;jwu the charge of rachiiif Free-Hoil
djctricea. SiioiUir to this wit the cite uf
1 1 Rev. Williatu 0. Clerki e aaeibodial 11
clergyman roro Purttniouth, N. II , and "
: ..;y retideut lu KakZaa. On a voyage
in tbe' ileeui'uoal Pular titer, down tin' h
Mi aoai, If the oteutb ol hiepteiuber, he
xpreted MM lentimcnt sn the tubject f
bfO equably not rgre tble to the jtig
. uri iiifBatia on boi uf, in cwqio nceMef
vbicii the cry wit rtiiied "Knl "htm! 1
kill liiuii kill the d d AbolltlenletW j
Hit ft CO Ivat beaten to pleeen, and a chair j
broken over hia held, after which the Cap- j
tain (wliofliad pocketrd hi pntaege money, j
tiich he diil not refunu) put liitn on shore j
on the rivelt bniik, about lti9 tmlei from I
' I.onis, leaving hini to find hit way;
tbiiiier nt he tonal. Un the 31il of Oclo- ,
br, one Pel Laii'hliilin Iri-h lickspittle
fljhl fame te lnw w hone nmie Inn fiyuied .
Hat' 1 ' ' 1 ' 4fdH itches , nnd an the i
Bat.,'.. jdjWv. - I
(afaL 1 'fm 1 1 '
Tp-nrri-l with one Collins about certain
r vi.'lutiont which Pat had pretended to
mnke of a FVee-Stnle secret military or
ginltatlon, LtUghlin took his opportunity 1
to ihoot Col Una though the heart. To I
this, (not tu nnetit'OD many lener outragea
in driv,n' Kiee-Statc men from their j
cl lime) latt ol 'all, haa bo-n added the murd
er ol Dow, whereupon occasion lias been
tcikon by ;.v. .Shannon to proclaim a rc- 1
bell. on 11 Kanssa.
In all these numereut cases of violence 1
and bluodahcd, the only legal proceedings ''
that have tnken place, it it to be obeerved,
have been directed agalaaitlM Free-8ta'.e 1
men. In every case, the border rtifiiunt
kava been tllawtd to go unpuniabtdi end
In thf last cute, that of the murder of
Dow, Governor Shannon, net content with
pr ilecting the murderer, cauaet process lo
j be iisued to arrest tho w itnesses againat
I him, and bi'cau.e the poplo of Lawrence
I do not choott to submit to such tnrt ol ar
Iretts, he preclaigis them rebels and tele
Ig'aphato the President for military aid.
I Jr. Y. TrAnn.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.
BKRATK. Mr. C a is moved that the Ben-
1 tlo proceed t 1 lha election of ttstidjng oem
mlttcea -Agreed lo. He' remarked Jthat it
.In been iitual to dltpenae with election
I by ballot, as required by the rules, and c
preteed Ihe hope to eapedite buainoat if ihe
same course be now pursued.
Mr. Hale objecting.
Tin- Bennte thm procitdej to bs'.let,
which rriu't'.il us folluwa: Com. Foreign
. Relutiona, M .esrt. Ilaton, Douglois, Slidell,
' 1 'Ityton, U'elier, mid Fi-.fi.
I Comniitloe on Finance Meters' Hunter,
Toucey, Pcarcc, Htuart, Broadhaad and
, Commlltcoon Commerce Hamlin, Dodge,
I Stuart, S .vur.i, Clay ami Benjamin.
, Committee on Manufactures Wright,
Allen. Ilarlln, Wllaon and Trumbull.
Committee on .Military Affairs Wellcr,
IFitzpdtHck, Johnson Junes of Tean, Pratt
Militia: Houston, Dodge, flail of N. II ,
ThOinpsoat of Ky, nnd Briggs,
j Naval Affairs Mallory, Fish, Thompaon
of N. J., Hell of Tonn., James and Slidell.
Public Land! Stuart, Johnson, Foote,
j Clayton, Piigk nnd Mallory.
j Private Land Claims-Beoj. Brlgga,Thomp
son of Ky., Foiter and Wilson.
(uiliaii Affair' Bebnstian. Banka, Toombs,
Bro'h, Heal and Bell of Tenn.
Claims: Feetonden, Broadheatl, Qeyek,
fveraort, Vulee nnd Wade.
(tevolutiona-y Claims: Fv.tns. Held, Hall,
Foster ami Durkee,
Judiciary! Butler, Toucy, Bayard, George,
Tooraba ami Pugh.
Poet Office and Pont Roadt; Rusk, Col
laimr, Ail. ma, Hamlin, Jones of Iowa, and
Rends ami Cnnals: .Slidell, Bell of N. H., j
Biggs, Durkee, Jonei of Tenn., and Wright, I
Petition: June : 0 Iowa, Clay, Thompaon
of N. J , BCWard and Runnier.
Dittrict Columbia; Brown, Allen, Maaon,
I'm II and Reld.
Pali nta: J lines, Brant, Stuart, Iliown,
Thi mpton of Ky., Feaaenden.
Ilotrenclimenl: Adama, Flttpatrlck, Fieb,
Biggi "ml Criitendon,
Terrlloritt: Dougtata, Jones of Iowa,
Colli r, B' ll, Sebattltn, Biggs.
Contlngi nt Exptntri: Brtna, Wr lir lit, and i
Public Buildinga: Bayard, Jamea, Hunter,
Pr in. Tl peon of N. J., and Hale.
Rngroised BIHa; Flttpatrlok,CoUantor and
f.ibrnry: Pearce, f'aas and Bayard.
Unrolled Hill: Jones of Iowa, and 811111-
Iho flnl named gentlemen on each com- ,
niltee are ehairine 1. Senate tdjourQfd. 1
Hot it Resumed voting for Sneaker. 1
Alter the 60th ballot the Houto tdjourped. I .
rha ballot ttood:
fiOih btllol Rlchtrdton 7S, Bankt 105, h
Puller 33, Lelter I -tcatteringtt 111 nt!,
tttt iry to a choico
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.
BCRATR Jnr. Jones ol Iowa, aubniitled a
resnlution 'tuthoriiing certain tommitlett
to employ cli rluu 1
Mr, Adaiui moved un tmeadment pro-'
nilniff that no puraon the II be appointed
Wbu hold! offict under the Itderil govern-
nirnt. Thia mi rejected, ana ike original
adi pled - Senile adjourned,
Ifoutx Returned ruling for Spetker, tnd 1
'I tbe o!-l hallui the volt tliMMli Hanks 1
loi, Richtldsoq 7, Fuller 33, Loiter; a, 1
icattering, 1 (
t lb.' c inrfutlon of tho roll call, Mr. I
WcMulien aid, t givg iiutii is that witlna I
he in vl three days il we do not elect a I
Ipeakor, 1 will aulnntt a prupotitlat by way I
if "1'iitpfaralit 1 1
Jlr. Qiddiagl (.loudly) whit is the pro- 1
M F'orencei You etu'l entiprottlat prin 1
plea. Much conlutton tututd, 1
Mr fJiddilujt Tell ttlial 11 ie. i
Mr Houttoii, frow 'lit uppuailt "ide of I
lie II u-e It ia Hint yen COMO over to us,
nil a '..r proppaitiun it it. (Laugbler) 1
Mr. Guiding. Make it UOW, i
il. lluualull ll all el y,iu promise to e
owe over lo lis I'll make 11 now. (Laugh.
" . I
Cried, you can't Coma that ffame, no 1
uiiht you'd ai;ree. 0
The iljun- returned ballotiag iloutt j
djourptd on the itith ballot; no chuice (
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.
Hi. a it Seward, Fi lseiiden and Stuart .' tl
rv. rally gave notice ol '.heir intention t t
tlroduet bills Iwr 11 . River tod I. a
HuPUi l liere being no choice, Mr. A.
',. Marshall oieved list wbee Ihe lloute ti
ljuuru, it be to Monday. While thJ roll
at be ng called, gtntlemen now tnd ther. I
tAt'H Hdtr yet tnd ny, responded
V uKlliry were voting (fo. ftpeskti4.
Hi - HHp.u-.'hi'ii-i 'u occtsieued repeated
outboWret laughter a.id criea of "that
ihowi tho effect of habit, 'the ;rullng pis
iien strunff in death,' stick to your eari
didstet my boys, hn! ha! ha' Mi. Mar
shall's motion was lost ayet 10, nays 18ft.
68lh ballot Hanks 105, Richlrdson, Ful
ler 41, atatterino 4, whole number ol" volea
east afjfljLncce-safy to a choice 113.
Mr. aWleridjre believing nothing could
be accomplished by voting, moved to ud
Mr. 3)rnbncflpnoiinced that there would
be a meeting ol Anti-Nebraska and Anti
AdministVatian members to-night. Cslls to
ort'er and much confusion. The Home
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.
Si -. in not in session to-day, having
adjourned over till Mondav.
House. After calling the roll; Mr. Hick
man offered a resolution that no person
shall bo considered n candidate lor speaker
who shall not be supported on the GOth vute
tiler that ballot aI but the two highest
ctndidntos should be dropped and choice
made between them and tho one obtaining
the largcet Vote be Speaker, provided he
receive a majority of a quorum of the
Mr. Letcher suggested that the Clerk
prepare a letter 10 be nigned by the mem
bers of the House, resigning their setts, is
order that a new election shell be held in
all the State! and Terntoriei, (cries of
that's right we'll stand by that.)
Mr. Sage proposed a substitute that the
gentleman from Virginia set tiie examph
I by resigning first and the other gentlemen
follow till all get through, (laughter)
Mr. Lttohtf said that he would wil
lingly agree to hie, if tho gontleinni!
from New-York would give him assurance
that he would play lair.
Mr. Sage waa unwilling lo thus pledge
Ibimetil, leeliug that lie had conscien
tioUtly performed hit duty, he was acting
with the majority in opposing tho Admini
stration. Mr. Houston, then why don't you agree!
Mr. Suae, it i.s not any fault of niino.
Mr. Uiddingl, thought that Iho propoah
lluu came from the appropriato quarter
j Iroiu a faction which for two weeks hue
I been standing out and preventing the or
I ganlaatkiU of the House. (Laughter.) He
believed that it the Democrats would re
tire from the Hall they would soon elect
Mr. Letcher, thought the happy family
ia in rather a distressed condition and hie
objtOt was to restore the former, (laughter)
Mr. Giddinge, answered him that if the
Democrat! would atep out the others could
u fleet an organization.
Mr. Letcher, as the gentleman scema to
be in trouble, I will wiliidraw it. Cries
of no.' null that's right.
Mr. Wade; lot the Preaidanl resign, ll
they rtfer matters to the people 1 am with
Alter further ilebnto Mr. Hickman's
resolution wua tabled by acclamation. Tho
ll-.n-e then resinned balloting.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.
BtRiTB, Mr. James gave notice of a
bill for the modification of patent lawa.
Mr. Fuoie preeented a petition from Capt
Graham of Brooklyn setting lorth services
and suffering in behall of the country and
complaining of the action of the naval
board. Foote sHid it was not his purpose
to puss ttricturtl 011 itt action, still less to
impugn moilveej but it waa nut m be dla
.1 - u or denied, not iiad it escaped public
observation. In mine instances at lust it
had been sadly misjudged, grievous mistakes
made and gross wrong iullicted on meritori
ous officers. In what manner or what
metture ol relief Congress should extend
to the agrieved he did not ronsider it his
province tu iii Dealt, but regarded it as a
proper subject for tut consideration of tho
committee on naval affaire. It was sn re
Hoi hi; Mr Dunn raising to n personal
explanation, read extracts from a correspon
dence of Ihe New York Tribune, comment
ing on his course ill the election of Speak
er. He laid that "BOtwithlttndiOg the at
tack, he should not turn hie jack un his
luttnlry at Iht expense of his true manli
teas mil honor, though HoitOt Grenly
ir tho devil, or both together, bid him do
Hanks rote, mid rriei of "lair piny,''
'hear him," "no objections", remarking
hit hn .was not accountable lor whit ilia
Meic York press laid of him; never having
lolielled their support I be relied on bin
lell alone, and btggat Dunn not to hold !
llm responsible lor compliments or cttt
lurei in the New York Tnnee or Tribune.
Dlinn distinctly stated lie did not do to, I
jut was oppottd to htm (Bunks) on the
ther groundt, relating to Ins oturtt pend
in ; the Nebraska bill; said he would sur
render that opposition the moment all the
inti-Ntbrtikt mtr come to gather.
Hanks resumed rtneatlng that he it indrpen!
lent ol the New York press in all roepocta,
I ml lurllier in roply, intlead that h i never I
rlelded a particle on tho Nebraska bill,
liatting Ills COntlitUtntl lace to face, thev 1
RVU him in the last election "7000 majority '
he largest kiuiwu in the political history
if Massachusetts, (applause ) He had acted ,
II he thought right, .regarding the Nebraska
nil and they supported bin. Mr. MM- '
en offered to compromise, saying it wm
ho product of bit ow n litimblt Imagnlna
ion, (laughter,) and begged the gent etuan '
member in did not m audmiuiug it, do-
ligu building tor himiell popularity at home,
nil lead tu the ell eel that alter the urgaui-
laiiou no butiaett shall be Irtuaaoted un- '
ess tne passage in neceasury to tBBfopria
1011 bills; members then resign and go
That the resolution be filled with the '
iime oi some geolltmtn to act is tpeikor -
mill the tlortttid purposes be aecouipl iah
d Mr. Dunn tuutsttd a modlflcatiun rato
utiou providing a repeal uf eo much ol the
t ineas Nebraaka bill as deatruys the Mils-
un I Ympi'umiac . (Laughter)
Mr HouttuawOaij a slight modifkatiuh
Mr. Mi Muliin could not think that the 1
anilamtn from Indiana m de the sugg....-!
ion good mill iii adopting a retoivlion
lut ull could return to '.he people on that - 1
Mi McMullin's retolution was tablet ,
Home voted 'wice. Banka 1U6, Richard
ji 7t, Fuller St; icattering T.
Mr. Broom submitted u proposition to I
ave the quettien at to '.he power of Con- 1
greets on the subject of si .vary in territo
ries to tht decision ef the Supreme Court,
which enlicited considerable dpcuctiba,
House then afsiii voted. Banks Jlfl6,
Rleharnten 7S, Fuller S8;jpeittering Bj
113 ntctatary to c.h ice. &
Mr. Thoringtofl oll'ered a resolutmn to
elect n Speaker by pleurality.
Pending which, the Houto tdjoiirncJ.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.
I ' Sf.na 1 c. Mr. Pratt gave notice o' his
intention to introduce a bill lur Ihe im
provement ol PatnptOa) River.
Mr. Huyard gav" notice ol hi i nt rut i 11,
to introduce a bill relative to the improve-!
ment of piert and forte in Pennsylvania,
ia the Delaware river". AdJourneH.
Hottht. Mr. Walker rote to a ncrsonul
explanation and defended the Southern K.
N's from the attack of the Mobile Register
saying that they had not only been the
target fur the prese of ths country, but '
were used here as a battledore and itnit
tlecock, by the Republicans on one tide
tnd 'the Democrats on the other. The!
Democrats here, with obslinote party ex
clusivenese, before the House assembles,
nominated tbeir candidate ond ndopted a
resolution, which many of the more con
siderate of them admit was in insult andj
stigm n on the members of the floor. Tho
fact must be rea'ized, that if the Southern
W N's on opening this contest had thrown
themselves into the ranks of the Democrats,
the remit would have been a freesoil or-j
gsnizatton, they hive prevented this. Mr.!
Walker demed that ttle Democri ts were t!
national party, and claimed nationality for'
1 the American party.
Mr. Jones of Pennsylvania, laid that in j
stead ol being represented by six national
democrat vulea to-oay would have been '
. seventeen, hud it not been for the K. N's,!
! in which was there understood as perfectly
- synonymous with ffeeeoilism. The gen-j
tleinun ceitainly did not mean to impart
, to him Alio offered tl" resolution in caucai
. un intention to insult any individual or
r class. They stand on what they believed
. to be principle without compromise.
Mr. Allison in reply endorsed the idea of
his colleague, who is a national man had
it not been for the fact that the people ol
jrenn'a, condemned the action of last Con
t great, there would now be 17 Democruts
1 in that State on this floor, but the freesoil j
and Know Nothing parties united, and j in 1
consequence is now represented by a ma- j
jority or members who condem the Nebraska
bill. Mr, Walker replied by saying that
in the course of his remarks the adoption j
of the resolution by the democratic caucus!
shows . I, it is by no means uncommon,
namely, the progress of all men to con-1
found principles with party, seeming to
forget that thy, two at4jseutiaJly different 1
Mr. Walker said he was willing to wait
with all sail 1 general meeting who will abide
by the present laws on the subject of slavery
and admit new states with or Without slavery
with a view to accomplish the election ol
Mr. Washburn of Maine, claimed that the
party voting for Mr. Banks was the only 11a- i
Here Messrs. Campbell, Jones nnd Allison j
of Pa., indulged in a triangular debute with
reference to politics in thut State, involving!
the meiiti ol Speakership.
Mr. Giddiugl gave his views at length OG
the question of Freesuil.
Humphrey Marshall defended the cause of
the Americans, stating thut like the Demo-,
criitic party, ihey have no terms of cotnprom
ist to offer or iceept.
Campbell of Ohio then obtained tho floor
vvlion the house adjourned.
Proportion to Corvrr; tbl Cmo Rivl
1:11 into a Slack Watkr Canal At a
meeting of the Pittsburgh Board of Trade,
I gentlemen submitted a ptoposition on the
subject of improving the Ohio river, by
converting it into a slack water canal.
The tuggtltloni were unanimously approv
ed by the Hoard, and were earnestly recom-1
monded to public coniideration. The dis
tance from Pittsburgh to the mouth of the;',
Ohio is 1177 miles, with an aggregate fall ,
of 486 feet. It is assumed that to cuuveit.
the entire river into a alack water would!,
require only fifty locks, of uu average lift ,
ol feel, which would create pools ol an (
aggregate length ol Z2 piilee. The ave
rage cml of the work Ii from etVen to ten j
thousand dollars per mile, which ii supposed ,
to bo about half the expense of an ordinary ,
canal, or about onetbird the average cost ol .
a railroad. j (
fj7"The lawyers of Cincinnati had a .
meeting on Saturday, lo discuss the ques
tion ol increasing the salary of the Com-!,
mon Pleas Judges of that county Chirks
Fox presided. Speeehui wee made by .
.1 udge J ohusiin, Judge .1 , Judge Hoad- (
lev, (jeo. II. Pendleton, Charles Antlers. in, j
Judge Caldwell, A. N. Riddle, Gen. Mc- ,
Comtek, Mr. Van Meter. &c. All agreed ,
that the salary of their Common Pleas
Judges shuuld be raised, but the manner ol (
duing it was nut so clear. Mr. Pendleton ,
told them l Wls idle to hope for an in- ,
create from the Logleleterepjejftd the only
plan las lu pay tho excess above the
ijjlljUO now pan! by the State Irom the .
treasury uf Hamilton county Mr. Ander- f
son thought it wua outrageous that thev
shuu'il be coiupviled tu l-thi8 Mr. Van
Meter wanted u gentral raise of taleriee. I
The liovernor shouhl have 6ll0U; the Su- v
prt.m Court Judges, ibliuJO; the Auditor j
and Treasurer the same; and tho Cummon i
Plait XlfedgetiljMQO, Judge James said 11 law 1
was in toalentphvtion to move the Supreme j
Cuurl tu that city, and this woold iucreasii ,
the expenses ol the Judges. (We BrOAj!dl
like to see the member ol Ihe Legislature j
who wuu,d propose uca a measure. These
Cincinnati men will die of excesuve modesty , 1 ,
nuiiie el these days.) The meeting finally!
appointed a committee to correspond with y
.the counties on tbit subject. The politi- j
cians uf Hamilton county have placed i,
lhmevte in a position to gel any thing
ihey niay ask uf tho present Legislature. .
Nous verrons." O. S. Journal.
On Wednesday Itit tho Chevalier Hi mi ,
mann, who has lor severiil years past re- .
kided in thia country aa Charge P Affaires,
presented his credentials to the Phisuunt,
and wis received as Minuter Resident ol
111 Majesty the Emperor ef Jtsustrib fc
On the same day Mr. IUnhy JJoacil pre
lenied new crede'itials to the Secretary of ,
stair, and waa teeeived as Charged' iffiiri
if hii Majeily the King ol Ike Belgian!.
The talea of landjalong the line oi the jj
lliaoit Central Railroad, up to the pretent j(
ime, amount lo 14,000,300.
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER BALTIC.
New-York, Dec, 18 The steamer ftsltie
has arrived rrom Liverpool with thf fol
Cotton declined Jwj, closing firm; tales
for the woek 49,000 bnles.
Flour declined fid per bbl and nnd Whet
rom Id to fid. Consul's advanced te 8i
No important Intelligence from the seat
The principal features of news for the
week is a variety of rumors, nil tluting
lhat at Inst thero is a Jprospect of pence.
Ouq rumor tiyi that Kuisia has directly
requested Prussia to make c inrillistory
nfl'ers to the Wi ttrn powor end Prusria is
laid to bivc accepted tho mission, Austria
atrenting, but the molt definite form cf the
rumor is that propositions have been submit
ted to Napoleon on behalf of Russia which
can be honorably accepted, nunely, thnt Rus
sia will conclude n peace with Ihe Western
Powers without the intervntion of either
Austria or Prussia. Ternu are snid tv be
that Russia according to guarantee indepen
denc of the Dantibian principalitiet and the
freedom of the Black sea.
Both partlei are to continue prestations
for hostilities, but no active operations nre to
be entered upon up to date agreed upon.
All this is possibly premuture, hut hopes
for peace are strong.
The excitement respecting the American
affuiis has almost passed away.
The denied Conference met on the 29th,
but took no action.
The King of Prussia in a speed to the
Chambers, nnnouncea docidedly a continued
neutrality with Prussia.
Snme nnimportant changes ocenrred in
1 Ii e Baglleh Cabinet- Nothing important
from Asia or the Bluck Sea.
Admirably contracts for navy supplies
have been taken at much lower rates than
expected. The average pric fur beef was
7 pounds 7s, and 9 pounds for pork per
American stock improved, with larger
sales. The 3 per cent! ctottd at Parii at
The King of Sardinin arrived at London
on Friday, where he met with an enthu
C?"n'l Canrebert left Copenhagen for
Paris on the 20th of Nov.
Tim operations nt febastopol preparatory
to attacking the northern torts wcro pro
Admiral Brunt, enmmsnder of tht French
fleet in ihe Black sea, died of cholera.
Count Male is also dead.
The American ship Telegraph, with s
full cargo of linseed, flax nnd hemp, had
SEiled from orchangel for Amsterdam.
The White Cloud, with a similhr cargo,
was detained hy ice, and would probably
have to remain nil winter.
Liverpool, Nov. 30 Breadstuff dull nnd
slightly lower; Western canal flour 423 (d,
Ohio 4 "is; mixed com 45s, yellow 4h's,
Beef quiei, mess l,2fi. Pork quiet
snhs wetttm prime mesj at 84s
Liou declined to 63a, and closed quiet.
Cotton closed firm, and middling unchang
ed. Fair declined i9jfi, but better feeling
nt the close. Naval stores quiet; sales
spirits tarpentine at 37s 6bfi38s, Rosin 5s,
LATEST FROM EUROPE.
Arrival of the steamship Asia.
Halifax, Uec.lSth Affairs in the Crimen
The papers furnish no remarkable events.
The rumors of peace nre still abundant, but
unauthentle. Consols went up on strength
nl these rumors.
The ship Constitution wns totnlly destroy
ed by lire in the river Mersey, on tiie day nf
ler her arrival, together with her w hole car
O, Tbe passengers and bugguge vverejlund
d in safety.
The English papers nre filled with pence
rumors, but their assert ions are totally at va
riance with tin- views of the continental
iress. The London Times nnd D'ltrteli'l
irgajl of the London presB assert that peace
s ut hand, and that Austrin is about to ad-'
Iress an ultimatum to Russia, summi nlng
icr under threat ol breaking off negotiations
villi her, to accept such conditions of peace
is the Western powers are now willing lo ns
lent to, but whioh they will notugree to utter
mother successful campaign.
There are various rumors of attempts it
ItgOtittion, but the state ol nfl'aira nppnr
nt ly R'amls this: Austrin has made 1
lommunicttion to France embodying terms
he is prepared to propose to Russia.
''ranee has submitted this communication
0 England, mil bulb Oov'tt, have it now
inder consideration. The termi are a greut
idtonce on any yet offered, out are ternu
ll Auttria, not Russ'a. Austria dore not
uarantee tu join the tlliee if the ultima.,
un ii rejected, but scspendt relatione with
The London Timet says postivoly, thut
1 treaty with Sweden has been signed at
Stockholm, while the Post deiitrs it.
PrtVete letters from St. Petersburg in
litttt the desire of Russia lor peace.
Advicet from t lie Crimea tlnte that
teak lire is still kept up, 1 nt nothing ol
mtiurtance oeturred on eilher side.
The bulk of tht Russian irmy hat rc-j
urn oil to its former position.
The Preneh huve been reinforced by the
rival of 13,00 0 troopa. The Knglieh ami
lard latent have also been reinloreed.
Conaiderable additions continue, at the
ame time, to be made to the littsiian
The Ruiaitns continue threiten Kertch, I
rUeh has been largely reinforced.
The Imperial t 'oininerrial Bank of Oaeasa
A dispatch from the Baltic, dated the 61I1
la let that the united iquudruni were on
kail way homeward.
A Russian graad council el wir was to be
eld ut St. Petcresburgh. to settle on a plan I
r the defence of the cuitl froai tht Golf ol
olhnia to the aoulhero extremity of the
'ally Yela in Aaia.
There is an unconirniod rumor that the
luatiina have taken Ktra.
The Uriti'h Pirliiment it prorogued till ,
ie list January. 1
riie King of Sardiniahai related to France. ,
Oold haa been discovered near the Rocky
...mil. Franklin count! , Va. A company
preparing to work the mine.
Petition to Remove Gov. Shannon.
The following potition ia beilj exttntive
ly r.ltcnlated in Kansns, and is snid to have
received inuny hundred signatures!
7'n llm t..vreHrHfU. the I'rrMtlenl r,f thf I . nilrd '
May it please your Excellcocy; kWe the
undersigned citizens . Doniphan county,
respectfully petition your Excellency lo re
move the present Chief Executive officer
of this Territory- (lov. Wilson Shannon
and replace him by a gentleman of judg
ment and ability, who, while a fffend of
'law and order,' will refuic to recognize as
law-abiding men, ruffians who have invaded
our borderi ind violated our ballot-box re
peatedly, or resideats ol Kansas Jwho have
invittd such outrages, nnd publicly defend
ed them at just, nteetttry. and (even 0OR
Many of us, may it pleaie your Excel
ler.cy, expended our time and money, used
all our influence, and voted in order to ae
cure your election; ninny of ui are et.il ' the
friendi ef your admimstrstion, and hope to
remain io; but not one of us, we solemnly
essure you, Pretident Pierce! will in future
be found in the rankt of any man or any
party wh dares, as Gov. Wilson Shannon
hut dared, tacitly to endorse the conduct
of the illegal voter! from Missouri, who
have hitherto controlled out election!, na-i
1 tional and local, and publicly boait that
they will net hereafter a they have acted
in times pnst.
And your petitioners will ever pray, &c.
Important Suit ir Rotor. Is a Aote
given on a Death Bed Valid The case of
Harriet Smith vs. Zulmuna Philips which
1 has occupied the attention of the IT, State
Court for several days past, was given to
the jury Wednesday afternoon. The suit
was brought by Miss Smith to recover a
j note of $25,000. It is alleged that one
i Reuben Smith, a man sixty years of age,
nnd formerly a servant in tne family of 1
Theodore Lymnn of Waltham, and accu
mulated property to the amount of about
$30,000, and that in his last fatal illness
in West Roxbury, tho plaintiff, Miss Smith j
(who is his niece) attended him 11 nurse,
and in consideration of her services, he'
gave her hit not for the amount claimed.
' The note was produc.fd at the trial. The
I htirs at luw, who contested the suit, re
isice in Ohio. This morning the jury re
I turned s verdict, awarding Miss Smith
SS.OflO 14, wliich is presumed to be just
- one forth of the value of the property of
the deceased. Hon. E. R. Hoar ippeord
. for Miss Smith, and Hon. Rufus Choate
I 'or the heirs at law. Boston Journal.
The Post Okfice Dkimrtment. The
entire receipt! of the Post Office Depart
ment for the fiscal year ending on the 30th
of June last nre tt.ited it $6,37,044, being
I $160,000 ir. excesj of the receipts of the
previous year. But the extension of the
I mail service and the iacrcase in the ex
i pense of transporting the mails have been
j proportionally increased, and caused the
. outlay to exceed the revenue. So that
there is yet something wanting to render
the Pott Office a self-sustaining department.
Taking into view ita benefts lo nil classes
of people there is no service to which an
j appropriation should be mere cheerfully ac
STATE AGRICULTURAL, ROOMS.
COLUMBUS, Dec. 6th, 1855.
The State Hoard of Agriculture met pur-
sunnt to adjournment. The meeting was
called te order by the President, Oen.
I Worlhington. After closing up the busi
ness of the pnst year, ike old Hoard ud
1 jouri.ed. and the new Board proceeded to
elect their officers for the coming yeir,
'with the following result:
President Wm. H. Ladd,of Jefifcrton co.
Treasurer -Lucien Buttles, Columbus.
Recording Secretary J. K. Green, ol
Corresponding Seet'y G. Sprngue, of
(Alter transacting ether business, the
Board adjourned to meet In Columbus on
'. the third Tuesday of January next.
WM H. LADD, Pres't.
G. SPRAGUE, Sect'y.
Tin: Canada Granu Tbdhk Railhoaii.
An important link ef the grand chain of
railway, extending from the far West to
the Atlantic, along the frontier 'of Canada,
wns opened on Saturday last. This new
portion extend from the city of iVentreal
to Brockville, some twelve milet above !
Ogdentburg. The extent oT this branch
is 320 miles. The cmburrnssment caused
by the closing ol navigation 01 the St. I
Lawrence during 1 lie winter months, will
be obviated by this extension of railroad
facilities lor transporting produce and
passengers. Ottawa, or Grand River, is
crossed near Montreal by a tubular iron
bridge, and a branch of Ottawa is spanned 1
by an open iron bridge at Vandreuil: Rour
ly nil tiie bridge s'ru tures on this road are
ol iron, a materiel which has been regard
ed as unsafe for tech a purpose in this
country. An excursion train passed osj.i r
tho entire extent el this road on Satuidiiy
last. The connecting link will be com
pleted to Hamilton in due time, and Cana
da will then have a continuous railway
temmunicntion equal in facilities and sub-'
stantiul conttruetlon to any on this eon-1
tinent. Rocheter lkm.
Are ohlifjalions lei the tiorcrnment cancelled1
by fat bnnl.ruil laic) It isetns that Mr. At
torney General Cnsiimu haa lately given
hia opinion that they are not, which has
p red OCcd quite a flutter in New York'
mung parties to variout old bonds who had
taken the bankrupt law. They ireprinci-l
pally importer! who hid forleited bonds j
gives for dutitt upon impor'.ed merchinditt.
under the old revenue system Richmond!
Ohio Editorial Association.
The third annual meeting of the Ohi f
Editorial Association will be held in Coluin-
bus. on Wedneiday, the 0th diy of Junu- c
ary, l85ti. Matters concerning the intereitt '
of every newspaper published in Ohio, will f,
be in order for discussion at tbit meeting, 1
tnd tht anireriiry exercises will be of a "
highly interesting character. At the Con
vention will be held during the first week
j! the session of the Lgis'siure, when
mtny Editon will be in the city, ia any
vent, we- anticipate an unusually full and.
troflttble meeting. Let the Ohio Pren be
in 1 ly repreaeuled
S. D. HARRIS, Sec'y.
Columbus, Dec. 7, 1855.
The U. States Treasurer's Report.
We have received an nbttrtct of the re
port of Hon. Mr. Guthrie, iccretiry ef the
Tremtry Department. The document it
in readiness fur member! of Congieis. It
Is toojlengthy to b y before our readeri tbit
week; RH ibftrnct tho prominent lealuret)
howevir, will lerve for present use and
embodies all that is of importance to lha
reidor. The sccrctnry recommends the i.d
mission ol wo.il, it a raw material, togoth
er with chemical! tnd dye-atoffe, duly free,
but he propose! no interference with ihe
iron trade. The irgument on thue tub
jects is quite elaborate, and is Slid to be
tpproved of by the Eattern mtnuficturers.
On the taritT Air. G. enltrgee with un am
plitude of statiitical detail which it quite
alarming, equtling ilmtit the report of Mr.
Wilker in 1845. Under the law of Con
gresi, the amount appropriated for the an
nual collection of revenuea ie $1,360,000;
which turn will be exceeded by 9loe,aotf,
and even the appropriations will not held
ut till the close of the fiscal year.
The statistics of foreign trade for ten
years, ending June 10th, 1856, nre quite
full and explicit From theie tab es we
derive th following remits: The increase
of dutiable goods imported during the year
ending June SOth, 1855, over th year end
ing June 80th, 1845, is 8126,185,900; ditto
of free goods $18,353,926; decrease of
spocie and bullion 9411,480; showing a
total increase of $144,028,398 in favor of
1855. The increase laat year over 1850 ia
"iven thut: ol dutiable good! $65,746,688;
of free goods $18,348,934; decease of ipecie
and bu'lion $968,980 total iacrene $88,
The foreign import! at all the ports of
the United States (including of course Cali
fornia nnd Oregon,) for the fiscal year end
ing June 80th, 1868, were $6),388,960,
against $305.78C353 for the preceding year
ihowing a decline ef $44,397,393. The
total export! from ti e United Statei to
foreign purls fcr the fiscal year ending June
80th, 1855, were $376,156,847, against
15278,241 064 for the preceding year, show
ing n decline of only $3,084,218. It will
be seen from this, that, while for the year
1854 the imports exceeded the export! $27,
539,189, for the last year the export! ex
ceeded the import! $13,773,886.
jjThe tables further ihow an increase dur
ing the last year, of $10,102,864 in the
imports of free goods, but t "falling off Of
$51, 263,807 in dutiable merchsndlte, tnd
$3,246,260 in rpecie. Tht course of the
import trade fir the last three years ia
worthy of especial notice. The year end
ing June SOth, 1863, ihowi an increate
over the previous year of $55,038,305; and
the year 1854 showed an increase over
1853 of $37,801,606; making a gain ef
$92,334 911 in two years. For the last
year the decline, as already stated, is $44,
497,293, which brings the imports below
the total for the yenrt 1858-64.
The table of exports is also for ten yean
past, shows the following result!: increme
hut year over 1846, of domestic produce,
$94,295,805; of foreign do., $18,563,587;
of specie and bullion, $47,640,848 total,
is I on. fl 10.0411. lncreaso last year over 1850
of domestic produce, $67,850,902; of foreign
do., $16,682,876; of specie and bullion,$48,
724.349 total $123,258,126. Lait year
over 1864, decrease of domestic produce
exported $22,406,308; increase of foreign
pjoduce, $4,497,231; do, of specie aad bul
lion, $14,824,920. The total givet a de
crease this year, when compnred with 1854
of 3,0B4,218. While the imports for the
last year have fallen below their total for
1852-3, the exports are nearly forty-five
millions greater than for thut year. Of
the tot nl exports cf specie for the last
year, $63,957,418 were of domestic pro
duction, nnd $2,289,925 ol foreign. The
thipinenti of domestic produce, exclusive
of specie, were $22,406,388 less then for
the preceding year, while there is an in
crease of 1,497,231 ill tbe exports of fort
Ign produce, and $14,824,920 in the ex
ports of specie.
The statement of Secretary Guthrie,ahow
ing the amount on deposit in the treasury
nnd mint, and thoir several branches, to
the credit of the United States, givet a
total mm of $34,2S7,S71 69. The net
amount subject to draft, ulter deducting
overdraft, Ac., and adding difference in
trantfert, is set down as $33,074,888 79.
FITS! FITS! FITS!
I'e-sons laboring under tins dhtrttttng malady
will thul Dr. IIavi.'s Epileptic Pijll ilea OMy re
medy ever discovered fer curing Kpilepiy or tailing
Kits. I'hete Pills possess, a specific action on the
nervous system; and although prepired especially
lur the purpose of curing fits, ihi-y will be fuund of
especial benefit 10 all persons afuVied witli weak
nerves, or whose nervous system lias ;been prostra
led or lhatteied from any cause wl atever. The dy
speptic patient, whose itotnaeh has lost tbe power
ol duly converting total into a life sustaining ele
ment, is relieved by a single course of ihe extraordi
nary Pitta. The gastric fluid re-aoqulret its solvent
pow er, and the crude nutriment which was a load
and a burden to thtiutbrur, while his nlaettive or
ganization wns piriiylted and unstrung, tiecon ea
under tiie wholesome revolution created In tbeiyt
tern, the basis of ttreagth. activity, nnd health.
Benito any part ei'la country hy mail, free of
Maiafie, Adrliess Krtm 8. HtHOR. 108 Italtimore ft.
Baliiiuore, Md, Price one box, S; two a&i twelve,
$U4. dec 18, '55
BPITT1NG BLOOD, liranbi liHIHtlng iflhnM
w hich oilier diteiscs in engendered , nmy b per
niantly cured in a low dnyl by the proper use of
Carter's Sbeaita Awlan, which is now acknowledg
rd to bt the only true remedy lor asxh afllictisn.
H. ALEXANDER, Bt Clnir-vWe.
A. 6. MARTIN, Bt Clairaville.
Jua linker, Wheeling,
m. fltinbnr, I'nientown.
(ien. C Bethel, Flushing.
R. 8 Clark, Morristown.
11.11 Molt, Karneaville.
M. r. Miles ft Son. Smnerten.
And by Dealers in Medicir.ea eve-
aheia dec. 13 '55.
UllllAT CURE OF I'll. atta.
II, mswui. N I' , Noai, 1855.
Pr. C M. Jackson Dear 4'ir Allow me to ex
iii s no -1111" re ll.nuLs i,u ye.irMi-covery of inedi
ble, which 10 say the lenitol it, has . fsseted a cure
lint all other medicines that 1 have tnken havs en
irely failed to do "iloolliud's ' lirman Hitlers''
IV CWvd StS of the mot elubbort.K and ag-wttml'
o ot ike l'll.Ks lattieenbReti nw feu to Helot of
Ma, My case il not a stranger to tbit coipmunity,
1 I nm well known in this and the surrounding
.ui s, and can truly sav that nvy retovery haa us
funded all my iriands anu rtlilioua, ib 1 had tried,
vurylliing n coimnended, and nothing did me any
ood ' iint HI we- prevailed upon 0, -jy the Hitlers - '
'ou ire ai liberty lo make any- use ei thia com
luiiicaiiou, " like benetU uf tbi utlli. n d as you
my think pr ipvr.
Truly your. Witt. i. ATWOOD.
Vn.l lot sab by
If. ALEXANDER. St Clainville
A. C ;MAHT1N, St. Clairaville.
Jaa. Baker. Wheeling.
Wm. Dunbar. Uniontown.
tie . C bethel, Flushing;
R. 8. t 'lark, Morristown.
H H. Moot. Barneevill.
M. 1' Milei &Son . Soniertoiv
nd by Dea'.ais in Medicinti everywhere, dec.13