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WHAT THEY DID, AND PltOPOSE
After ji protracted delay the proceed
ings of tlio mass convention of colored
people held at Mound city several weeks
ago, have heon made public. The Car
bondalo 'New lira' was (-elected as the
The principal actor In tho convention
was otio William J I. Young, u blather
aklte, who, If ho does not go' his head
knocked oir, will, sooner or later, lead
his dupes lntodllllculty.
Tho following preamble and resolutions
weroproparedand Introduced by Young,
and adopted unanimously amidst much
Kcsolved, That, wo will mako every
effort to obtain the elective fruuclilse
which is denied to us in this great State,
where rcts the remains of our great
cmanelpntor. Abraham Lincoln.
Kcsolved, That wo deem It expedient
to send two of our best and most influen
tial citizens to represent us in the Con
utltutlonal Convention, and then and
there by voice or petition, lay before that
honorable body our claims to every right
and privilege common to every citizen
of this great Republic.
Resolved, That wo denounce tho un
friendly course of the Mound City Jotirn
ul, tho organ of the Democracy, for its
Blauderous and malicious article pub
lished In Its issue of the 2nd Inst . in re.
fercnee to us as a race.
Resolved, That we will aid the cause of
liberty and spend our time anu money
for its blessing", and if need be take up
the mu.-ket in defence of our right- as
clMzens of tills great Kepubilo.
On motion a commitUu -u nuutlnu
lions wi re appointed by the chair, con
Hinting of the following member-: Rev.
Robt. Marriwetlier, RuImmi Wilkin-,
IV tr Wood, John Smith, David Reddlt
and L. Streets.
The committee reported tho names of
T.cv J Huston and Itev. J. Johnson as
the chfii'("'f the convention to - -irefent
the colored citizens of l'ulaslil county In
the constitutional convention. They
Were elected unauimouily amid loud
Tho colored people of Illinois, owo it
to themselves to apply tho "gag' to this
mischief-making Brown, without delay.
He N Invoking disaster upon his raco
tint Miould fall upon hi-own head.
The colored people of Illinois will ex
ercise exactly such rights as the laws ac
cord to them and no more; and when
Young and those whom he dupes, "take
up their muskttt in defem-o of "righto"
beyond these, they will be swept from
existence us by the breath of a tornado.
They are having queer time! down In
South Carolina with negro lawyons and
legislators. The negro Legislature at
Columbia last year was droll enough.
Tourists from ail part of the country
ati pIHMl there to !-o the black Solons, as
they would h -k in a, a menagerie. But
the way the law are ad ministered from
day 'o day Is eo extraordinary that a white
i.. i in H.itith Carolii.a courts might wqn
ikr whetlur t had (.migrated to Liberia
or was a citizen of a mongrel republic
A inter from Kdgelleld thus npouks of
the Circuit Court, now In -exnloti.
Tutnday was occupied in organizing
the juries. Tlio tlrand Jury cousibted of
Cir-ht whl'ts aud eKvcn blacks; petit
Jury, No. 1, was compoKed entirely of
blacks, and No. 2, had a cout-idorablo
sprinkling. Several negro constables
were employed about tho CourthouFO.
FolkltorP.L. Wiggins was present for
the llrst time, though it has beou nearly
a year since his election to oluee. He Is
a Northern man, resides at Beaufort, and,
it l& said, was buying cotton there at tho
timo of his election. It. B. Elliott, negro,
was present, aud, it U reported, at tho
requcht of the Solicitor, to asalst him In
the discharge of his duties.
On Wednesday the Court was occupied
In tho trial of tho carfo of the Stato vs.
Thomas W. Blease, for tho murder of
John A. Rutherford. These wero both
white men, and the Jury consisted of nluo
whites aud three blacks.
With tho aid now received, South Car
olina cannot long bo Iguorant of her
duties under the Federal Constitution.
REMOVAL OP THE NATIONAL
Tho present generation will live to see
the national capital located at somo
central point lu tho Mississippi valley
most probably at or near the continence
of theso two great natural arteries of
trade aud travel. A late Washington
dispatch says the movement looking to
:such a removal has great strength and Is
gaining friends dally. Tho Western
members of cougre&s aro already well
united on tho subject, and It is believed
that thero will bo a trial of strength be
tween the romovors aud antl-romovcrs,
at an early day of the next session.
An appropriation of J J,GU0,tX)U is to bo
asked for to put up ft new building for
tho Stato aud War departments, and
Western member are determined to
light tho proposition at every stage
Thoy assort that every additional dollar
expended on federal work In Washing
ton will bo made an nrgenjoiit agiijus
romovingtho capital, and they aro deter
mined to furnish no more argument; on
There are over oho hundred students
preparing for tho ministry In the Baptist
Theologioal Somlnnry ami Cnlvcrslty of
Chicago. About forty of theso arpu tho
Theological Seminary classes, and tho
others In tho Uiiivoi' . classes.
OFJPLOtyi No. .13j T?Qnt Srtrcjot( liorfon'a Build'tfi f)
TOES UAy"eVENING,. OCTOBER 2(5. I860.
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- WHAT HE SAYS. fr
What Father Hyaciutho says and dooa
Just now, Is heralded abroad as Bomo-.
thing of tlio vastest consequence. Ho
has been importuned, "dogged' we may
nay, to indicate his futuro courso of con
duct in reference to the mother church.
In this connection the following avowal
is imputed to him:
"I still consider myself Carmellto
monk, and am as dovoted as I ever was
to the Holy Mother Church; but I main
tain that I exercise my prleitly functions
by the authority of God alone, and that
tho church has no right to change the
faith as handed down by the fathers to
add to ortakofroin It in any way what
ever. I believe tho Protestants to belong
to tho great brotherhood of tho faith, but
do not Intend to ally' myself to their pe
UNION CHRISTIAN CONVENTION.
The Third Annual State Christian Con
vention of Illinois, organized by tho
American Christian Commission, meets
at Jacksonville, November 2d, 3d and
Tho following railroads grant reduced
fare: Illinois Central: Chicago and Al
ton; Chicago, Burlington aud Quincy;
Chicago and Rook Island.
Tills will be largest convention of the
kind ever held lu the West, If the nu
merous applications to the committee of
arrangements for entertainment aro a
test- All Evangelical Christians unite in
CAN'T TAKE THEIR SEATS
It is said to have been discovered that
the newly elected Senator from Virginia,
Mr. Johnston, ns welt as Mr. Gibson, one
of the Representatives from that State, Is
still laboring under the disabilities im
posed by tho Fourteenth Amendment.
Tho amendment was ratified after tho
passage of the act by Congress relieving
the disabilities of Johnston and Gibson,
and It is asserted that the act of Congress,
approved April 1, 1 809, removing tho dis
abilities imposed by the Fourteenth
Amendment, falls to embraco in its terms
the cases of Johuktou aud Gibson.
Tho Messrs. Appluton aro shortly to
lsue the first volume of the life of Dan.
Web-tter, by George Tlckuor Curtis, one
of the Uteraly executors of the great
statesman. The volume brings down
his biography to tho year 1843. Many of
the most valuable of Mr. Webster's
prlvtito papers Were placed in the hands
of Mr. I-M ward Kverett for the purpose
of aiding him ;in writing the life of Mr.
Webster; but tho death of Mr. Kverrett
brought the papers Into Mr. Curtis'
hands, who, from his intimate relations
with Mr. Webiter and his great literary
attainment.-, was deemed the proper per
son to undertake tlu- work. Mr. Curtis
has given us a highly Interesting and
critical biography of tho Great Expoun
der and Ids method of life. Tho chap
ters relatlvo to his manner of preparing
ills celebrated speeches are especially
valuable as a matter of history.
Touching the make-up of tho Pennsyl
vania legislature, the Pittsburg 'Post' of
the ISth, says: "From the latest reports,
wo gather that the democrats have
gained a scator In the twontleth district,
composed of the counties of Somerset,
Bedford, and Fulton, by tho eleotion of
Mr. Flndlay ; also a member of the legis
lature In (he Indlauaaud Wcstmorelaud
district, Captain McCormlck. By forged
returns In Philadelphia wo loso Mr. Dia
mond, sonator lu the first district; also a
member of tho legislature in tho thir
teenth district, Mr. Forsythe. We aro
not without hopes, howover, that tlio
election of the last two uamed will be de
cided in their favor, which will bo a gain
of one mcmbt r of each branch."
Tho Now York Suit is working like a
beaver unearthing the secret history of
tho lato gold gambling speculation. It
glveH tho card of Mr. Jay Gould, who
lays bare the whole story which impli
cates Mr. and Mrs. Grant, Mr. Butterileld
Mr. Corblu, aud ft number of others.
The picture Mr. Gould (who Is tho presi
dent of tho Erie) gives us or tho whole
transaction would load us to bellevo that
tho Government is being run by a lot of
sharpers aud gambler, who put gold up
or down os they choose to speoulato
upon, As tho developments progiess,
other evidences of corruption hi high
places will bo mado known.
The newest ficandal.is a Uo of Her
mann Urlmm's, which represents
Goethe as robbing ft poor actress who
loved him. This lady Is believed by
Herr Grimm to beauthor of certain poems
which Gootho claimed and published
a hU own. Ho charges tho poet with
thp meanest kind of literary larceny,
nud this upon tho assertion of the lady
lu question, who, at tho timo alio mado
tho accusation, was oyer sovonty years
of ngo. Sho died ubout ton years ago,
and her correspondence with Goethe is
not to bo published for ten years.
.. . - -Tho
Baptists of Germany hayo in
creased to nintyslx churcbeBaud over
Pbinck Abthuh" ato-' pen-soup and
pork with tho Canadian lumbermen, aud
pretended ho liked it.
; ' '.. . ..
Lkiuii HUNT caueu tlio strains ot tlio
bagpipes" tho agonies of a tuuo lied to a
A Connecticut traveler recently took
tea with' a Mormonielder, at whoso-tablo
six wlvoa presided, and twenty-seven
children clamored for more molasses on
their bread. Thd rest of the family wero
away on a ylslt.
It is rumored that Jefferson Davis is to
beoomo President of a life Insurance
company of Memphis, and reside at ncr
nando, Mississippi. Hon. Felix Labouvo,
of Hernando, has subscribed one thou
sand dollars for a fund to aid him,
It appears that in claiming a majority
in tho Ohio legislature tho radicals in
clude in their count tho membors elected
from Hamilton county, who ran as In
dependent candidates against tho radi
cals, nud whose political status is, there
fore, anything but certain. It may turn
out that tho radicals are counting with
out their host in claiming as allies men
whoso election they did all in their
power to prevent.
Emse Holtk, a burlesquo blonde,
managlug the Alhambra Theater, In
San Francisco, had a'gamo of billiards
last week with Harry Wal, on a premium
table, at tho Mechanics' Fair. A paper
says: "Ah a blllardlst Miss Holte Is not
a successistcss.Slie holds her cue like a
broom-handle, and makes a muscular
demonstration which drives tho balls off
the table, to the detriment of tho highly
polished walls of the billiard room. Slio
could not understand tho anatomy of
the American carom tablo at all, and
pouted disdainfully when sho found it
had no pockets."
JiELIQIO US ITEMS.
The Jews of St. Petersburg are to build
a synagogue costing 1,000,000 roubles.
The American Biblo Society, during
fifty-three yoars of Its exlstenco, has
distributed ovor 2-5,000,000 of volumes.
Tho Young Mon's Christian Associa
tion of Indianapolis has dl-tributcd
over $2,600 lu charity du,.u the paat
Tho Popo receives, on an avorago,
i2.000.000 ner annum from Peter's nonce.
which ought to cover his little outside
Bishop Simpson is convinced that tlio
millenlum Is near at hand. In a re
cent sermon hosald hoiuo of tho young
men who then heard him would live
to nee It,
Church collodion fur mislous the
preachtr feeling said, "My good breth
ren, let mo caution thoso of you who put
lu buttons not to break oil' the eye. It
epotls them for use.
Tho corner stoue of the new catho
dral at Santa Fe, which had been laid
by Bishop Lamy tuo Sunday previous
with Imposlug ceremoules, was taken
up and robbed on Saturday night.
Tho Choctaw nation, of twentj-flvo
thousand souls, havo thirteen Baptist
churches, with four hundred and eixty
soveu mombers, and seven preachers.
There are two white missiouiirios.
Trinity Church, Now York, Is making
arrangements to havo an evening sor
vice, duriug tho whiter, in German.
That class; of population Is now very
numerous aud aro steadily increasing
in the lowor part of the city.
The Baptist Sunday School National
Convention, to bo held in St. Louis dur
iug the llrst week in Novembor,promlsos
to bo very largely attended. Half fare
arrangements havo been mado witli
moa't of tho railroad companies,
The incomes of tho various religious
societies lu Grout Britain for the) ear
endlngMay 1, 18G9, amounted to XI, 702,
000, or betweon $11,000,000 and f 12,000,
000. The contributions of the leading
religious societies lu io United States
tortile same yeai-arb f 0,21,000.
The Congregational Union, lu Its blx
teenth annual report sajv that from th'p
organization of the s'bolotv to tho present
time, 375 churches havo received aid, uird
88;i houses of worship tn-en built. Of
thee, thlrty-sovon are In Now England,
sixty-two in Illinois, and sixty-one lu
The new Bishop of CarlLle, tlio Itev.
Henry Goodwin, is a N jrfjlk man, IL'iy
oneyears old, and lu the theological
world Is known as tho author of homo
commentaries oil tlio Gospel, and a
"Lecture on Church Catechism.1' He h
also a writer of mathematical fc-xt b oltn
The hereditary priesthood recently
abolished In BiwUa onibraoew "oO.GOO
families, to which tho right of ...delating
ns nrlests was restrlotod, aud tlu malo
children or wnien coma not v
Desertion in tho rank- of tlio i'
army Is continuing to .
extent that Geu. Kuntvl.r,
matidcr-in-chief of tho Papal forces, has
earnestly urged the Holy Father to glvo
him Instructions for applying tho sever
est penalty of martial law, in order to
pHt a'stop to thl9 growing ovlL- . " . 1
A Sunday sch66f Co' acher was giving a
lesson on'Ituth. Sho wanted to bring
out tho kindness of Boaz lu commanding
tho reapers to drop larger handfuls of
wheat. "Now, children,' ' alio said,
"Boa, did oriothor very tllco .thlng'for
Ruth; can yotr tell nio what It -was?"
"Married her!" said ono of tho boys.
ANOTHER INDIAN H0KR0R.
A I'art of Surveyor! Kurdr4 Ity the
Nloux Indlnni The Mtory of a CftptMrt
(from Hi') Omtlu HeriUil, October 21.
Some later information has boon re
ceived relatlvo to tho fate of Nelson
Buck, of Cass county, and tho party of
twelve men with whom ho set out in
Juno last, to survey a portibn of tho pub-
llo lauds in Western Nebraska, for
which he had obtained a contract from
the projier authorities Up to tho mid
dle of July, Mr. Muck maintained an ir
regular correspondence with his friends
In tlio settlements, buteinco that period
no tidings orcithcr him or his party nave
been received. This fact has given rise
to tlio Kreatest npnrohenfdon as to their
safety, and now it is established almost
beyond a doubt tliat they have been mur
dered by a roving baud of hostile Sioux
warriors, who aro Known to havo oeen
In the vicinity of the operations of tho
uu tuo iniru or tuo present niontu.
Lieut. Hawkins, of Gen. Duncan's com
mand, round, about thirty miles cast of
Fort McPherson, a deserted camp, two
tripods, some other furulturw and some
That these must have been tho proper
ty of the missing surveying party, is ren
dered nearly certain by the subjoined In
formation given ny a squaw capturou uy
Gen. Duncan's column of cavalry, Sep
tember 20, 1SC!:
"About tlio 20th of Aueust, 1800, when
cherries were llrst ripe, a bund of Indians
under 'Pawneo Killer' and 'Whistler,'
crossed the Republican to movo over to
Reaver. Tho crossing was made between
Frenchman's fork aud Bed Willow riv
er. Four young men wero far lb ad
vance. One of them came back and re
ported the other threejust killed by white
men, and that ono white man had been
killed by them. Theso white men wero
not soldiers. The hquaws and children
went at once Into the bushes, and the
men all went on toward tho Beaver, and
did not come back until dusk. They said
they had killed live more white men and
destroyed two waitons, aud that the rest
of the white men hid In somo bushes. All
the animals the white men had were ta
ken. and the rations, of which they had
very iev.. The Inillaus said no more or
Then fndlans aro the satno that have
been puni-l:ed and pursued tills summer
by Gen. Carr, Col Boynol, and Gen.
Duncan in turn.
Geu. Duncan lias been ordered to get
in trail of Buck's party, ami ascertain
Thero Is n possibility that tlio six white
men, described by tho squaw as having
escaped the slaughter, aro yet alive; but
we are of the opinion that had thoy es
caped the tomahawks of the murderous
red devils, they would havo been heard
of ore this.
It is gratifying to know that tho mil
itary commaudant lias taken prompt
and proper steps to relievo tho suspenso
of the friends of the missing party and
the general public concerning the fato
of the mlsfortunates.
THE XKw'NKClTrI'AIlV OF
The Iowa radicals must be hard to
please. They aro already kicking up a
muss over tlio appointment of Guuoral
Belknap as secretary of war. A corrU
poiidcut of tho Chicago 'Trlbuue,' en
dorsed by that paper as being ono of the
leading republicans of the state, vculs
his Indignation over Belknap appoint
ment in this wi-o;
"Ho has always boon, and Is now, a
conservative, and two years agoatumpod
tho First district against Jim Wilson,
for congress. Last year ho did nothing
at ail in the canvass, aud tills year did
the same as last year. Good republicans
do not claim the apirulutmunt of a con
servative to bonny compliment to a state
that give-MJ.u'OO republican majority, and
thlul: It very poor encouragement for
earnc-t workers lo hayo such men an
Belknap aud Slle Hudson come in after
the light Is over to reap the liatvest of
honors and Hit in tlio highest places.
The'repuhlicau party of Iowa, with it,
large number of radical republicans corn
potent to till, and qualified to honor any
plueo lu the cabinet, hud aright tooxpect
a Ueittr n cognition from Grant than it
liaa received in tlio appointment of Belk
nap." m ititi iii "coVsnTim vii mv
AUuiitlut Ulersrymuu InUes Kltflit Wives.
Tin- W.i:. ii .unity Bauner,' of tlu.
2fl Inst., lu the following notice of a
pmfuw.1. .al preacher, who appears to bo
very much married, nud to have a very
bad character. Tho 'Banner' sayo:
About five weeks ago, a missionary ;
Baptist preacher, calling himself Richard '
Hovoy, went to Truxton, Lincoln county,
Mo., preached overy night, and bouio
times in tho day, After preaching some
three weeks thero nud lu the vicinity ho i
was taken suddenly 111, made his will,
willed somo $00,000 worth of property to J
various Individuals, and $30,000 to Miss
JOHN II. OUERLY & CO
U.MJU W. UMUUf M
lEmnia Holiday, of Truxton. As it ban-
nened, ho recovered from his Hiring.
arid oh tho 4th lust, waa married to Miss
Emma, and thoy went then to Florence
on a preaching exped t on. After
preaching sovoral days, postponed to at
tend tho Montgomery fair, but instead
went to Danville, where ho got drunk,
said ho had eight wives besides Emma,
and lntouded to have another before
two months. At Dauvllio ho lot his
wife know that ho iutonded to leave the
country, sho being Interested for hersolr
aud the owner of tho horse aud buggy,
refused to go with him, and took the
reins and drovo to Florence whero she
told Hovoy that sho was dono with him,
and sent for her father. Hovoy learned
that he would bo arrested for obtaining
money on his forged certificates of de
posit, and took left ball through a corn
Held. Iticliard E. Hovoy hails from
Now York State, la about forty-nine
years old, a missionary Baptist proaouor,
weight about ono hundred ond forty
pounds, Los black hair aud whiskers
mixed with gray, teeth unoven, dark
complected, and is about 11 vo feot nluo
aud a half inches high. Pass him around!
RAILROADS FIFTV TEAKS AGO.
A Hp(U of four 3IIU nil
The following letter, In reply to a sug
gestion about railroads, wrltton over fifty
years ogo, by Chancellor Livingston,
who had been associated with his broth-
er-lu-law, Robert Fulton, in the applica
tion of steam to vessels, shown the state
of Improvement lu that day:
Altnny, Mitr.li 1, tilt.
Dear Sir: I did not till yesterday re.
celre yours of tlio 2oth of February;
where it has loitered on tlio road I am
ut a loss to say. I had before read of
your very Ingenious proposition as to the
railway communication, l rear, howe
er, on mature reflection, Unit thoy will
bo liable to serious objection, and ulti
mately more expensive than a canal.
They rnuat bu double, no as to prevent
the danger or two such heavy oodles
Tho walls on which they are placed
must be at least four feet below the sur face,
and three feet above, nud must be
clamped wttii Iron, nud oven then would
hardly sustain so heavy a weight ns you
propose, moving at tho rate of four miles
an hour on wheels. As to wood, it would
not last a week. They must bo covered
with iron, ami that, too, very thick aud
strong. The means of stopping these
heavy carriages without a great shock,
and of prevoutlng them lrom runulog
on each other for there would bo many
running upon tho road at once would
be very dllllcult. In case of accidental
stops, or necessary stops tn take wood
aud water, many accidents would hap
pen. The carrlago of condensing water
wtiuld bo very troublesome. t'pou tho
whole, I fear the expen.-e would bo much
greater than that of canals, without be
ing so convenient.
J 5. It. LiviM'M'f'N.
Ruestau olllcials rival our own in cor
ruption. Jtelore ntarting for Si oia,
Werdcrofski, the perpetrator of tho k:iU
frauds, gavo a grand IianqudUtu hi.- ic!
low.ollleial.-, and look with hitil in It's
exile his cook and a largo loltutk of
servtuts. Now also, an inVstU'iitlou
has shown that It Is the custom for most
of the postolllce olllcials to rtgularly np
proprlale money letters One ha.i Uun
detected tearing oil' the fctnmp) 'and soi
ling them, and another made a good
tiling conil.-:catlng newepapr-rs and sel
ling them for waste paper
NARY! THE TYKOLJ1AX .MXUUK.S,
PJIOF WSSOJ-t T LI UN-E-R,
Hhur Vii tiioho.
A ttu'i"iof oilr.tonliU.iiy Tats-nl, nnI ironuuwe4
ly Itiel'fo" toiie milium i.'i ti J "i Kuroo or
.inrm-i; lirlnnix Un- iitovl iU'M-nni -iitor wont
from Hit- lii,(liut .oiidiM uf tliu 'M Country, wilt kIi
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