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OL. KILLER, EDITOR. WHITE CLOTJD, KAKSAS: TkwsdaT. i t : : March 3 1S59. " Advaicb Patmeht3. When we ccm - Braced tbJ"pob1icatiea of the Chief, we i '414 to with th3 determination of exacting ; advance payments of subscriptions ; but from, Vsrioni causes.Ve branched out into VV the credit system, little by li'tle. nctil : fopl appear to think it would be an in nlt to offer us pay in advance. Nearly "our whole business ia credit, and' mnch will alwaye remain ao, aa far aa settling . an the old a core ia concerned. We have asked for doner until we are tired and ashamed. We have come to the eoncln sion that it is far aafer to print 200 pa - pert per week, which are paid for, than . ' to orint 600. and receive no par for at ' leaat two-thirda of them. After the ex . piration of the present Tolome, therefore, ' welntend to adopt a new plan. Between ' this time and that. wewill inclose I ill to all who are indebted to ca ; and those r 'who do not cqnare np, will be given over " to the officers -of the law. After the " commencement of the new volume, three - .months hence, we will send no paper on " ' leu it paid for ia advance. " The same role will be observed in Job Work. Ad Tsrtisiog csnnot be condncted upon the same principle. We shall doubtless lose -vsnahy snbscribers by this; bat of v;hat v bane St are subscribers who never pay ? : If we ean retain enough advance eubscri . bers to justify na in keeping on, we shall do so ; if not, they may go, and peace go with them! It ia far better to ahnt down, . than to work for nothing, and run ruin ously into debt We have done that thing for jnst seven years this is the ' year of Jabilee, and we are going to quit it. Jacob worked aeven years, and got -, cheated ont of the object for which he iaoored -so have we. Jacob'a second ' term of seven years labor brought the consummation of his desires so we want oars to do. All will observe this notice, for it is intended for all. If any are aued, or find their paper discontinued, they need not "wonder, or blamo na for it, as we have fives them fair and sufficient warning. Small. Wo understand that a few elf-important persons about Hiawatha, who undertake to do the thinking for and ruling of the people of Brown Connty. re dreadfully eevere upon -White Cloud .in general, ind the Chief in particular for what? Simply, nothing at all. In solent and insulting messages have been sent to us, our paper .has been misrepre sented, and things charged to it which it ;baa never said. Now, no one can find a 'word in onr paper against Tliawalha or the reputation of any of its citizens. We did say that certain of the interested ones .acted very foolishly in the annexation ttaUer and that was all. We say so "now, and ehall say so whenever we feci like it. We could even mention their names, were we so disposod, or did we think it worth while ; for we are by no tnesns backward in saying jnst whst we think. Every one has a right to express his opinion of White Clood, or the Chief. .We are thankful for all subscriptions ; and those who do not want to subset ibe, . ean let it alone and say what they please about us, provided they stick to the facts. We should be pleased to remain upou food terms with all the people of Hiawa tha, as heretofore f but if these misrepre sentations of jtSurvelf and onr town are persisted in, for no other offence than ha ving desired annexation to Brown Coun ty, wa shall be compelled to publish to the world some very, unpleasant facts m and we have the material in onr posses sion, to enable ua to do it np completely. ti ggp We have received a copy of Pe terson's Complete Coin Book, published by T. B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadel phia.. It is the most complete work of the kind we have ever seen, with more perfect fend accurate engraving of coins. Xt contains fac timilet of all the known gold and silver coins of the world. A copy of the work will be given gratuit ously to all yearly subscribers to Peter sons. Counterfeit Detector, the price of . which is SI per annum for the Monthly, - r 82-ibr the Semi-Monthly. - iSaT Bully Pitt, of Platte Connty, . Mo bids fair to become as famous as his great ancestor, of the British Parliament Bully recently made a Davy Crockett :epech in the Legislature, which is having A extensive ran, and will probably be read and appreciated by a greater nnreber of persons thsn ever read Lord Chatham's eloquent appeals, immediately preceding the American Revolution.' -'t Onr friend F. S. Rostock, of Oregon, will please accept onr thanks, for some valuable fruit trees and shrubbery, sent us last week. We understand that Mr. Rostock "lives at home," in the ful lest sense of the term, and is fixing up his place, in glorions style, with flowers, choice fruits, and everything necessary to render it pleasnt and comfortable. . , 2T The Printer, for March, has arri red. It is filled, as usual, with matter of great value to the craft Although it now looks as neat as one would suppose it possible to make it, yet the publishers announce that they will shortly bring it Out in a new drwa, and introduce many improvement '. SKETCHES OP K2XBEB8 OP THE . LEQISLATTJUS. We notice that several of onr Territo rial exchanges are publishing sketches of members of the ljte Legislature. We ihave h.id a reliable sketcher on the ground, I from whose notes we have drawn off brief sketches of a msjority of the members, which we are confident will prove fully as interesting as those published in other papers for be it known, the members generally were men of great note; and abort aketches of their lives will be of vast interest to the world at large. With these remarks, we will commence onr task, beginning wiihhe House. - r. R..TOW5SESO. As you enter the House, you observe (provided he is present and you look at him,) a man of. some S3 years of age, with a aingular peculiarity about hia up per regions '. e. hair ail over , the top and back of the head. That man is P. H. Townsend, of Big Springs. His house is bnilt on the Big Springs Plat form, about which yon cn read in al most any number of the Herald of Free dom. He is a native of New Hampshire, where he was formerly extensively enga ged in (ho manufacture of Towntend's Sarsaparilla. He emigrated to Illinois, where he foiled in business, in conse quence of a succession of short sarssparil la cropa, caused by the gophers eating the roots of the plants. He then came to Kansas, and has resided here ever since. A. DASFOED. A little farther on, yon will observe a man aged probably 30 years. That is Dr. Danford. He is a native of New Hampshire, where his father, Peleg Ford, followed the occupation of sharpening sheep's noses, to enable them to get at the grass between the rocks. His son Daniel assisted him, until he .was old enough to enter college, at which place he was called, by his fellow students, Dan Ford. Upon quitting College, he remo ved to Illinois, where the people mistook his two names for only one. Not leav ing him a Christian name in the opera tion, they simply called him a Danford. He has ever since written his name A. Danford. His nncle, Seabnry Ford, was fort&rly Gorernor of Ohio. . W. Y. ROBERTS. We next come to a roan apparently not far from his 50th year. This is W. Y. Roberts, of Wysndotte. He was for some years President of Liberia; but hearing that the nigger business in Kan sas would undoubtedly throw the niggers of Liberia completely into tho shade, he came here. Mr. Roborts is a bachelor. The cause of his being so, has heretofore been a mystery which many have in vain tried to nnravel.' But being recently in a convivial mood, on account of the suc cess of tho Wyandotte Connty movement, he explained, in a graphic manner, to the anthor of these sketches, the reason of his being a bachelor. Without going into details, we wiU here state that the reason is, because he was never married! FRANKLKI FISCH. The subject of this sketch must be close nnto 35 years of sge. He is a na tive of Ohio. His grandfather, on his mother's side, was a Mr. Bull. Young Finch was named after him, and was called Bull Finch, cntil after he attained his msjority, when, not fancying the name, he had it changed to Franklin Finch, and immediately thereafter remo ved to Missouri, and afterwards to this Territory. JAMCS L. M' DO WELL. This gentlerasn was formerly Gover nor of Virginia. The reason for his lea ving that State, is said to have been this: It became a common remark there, that the Democrats always hnnted up the very meanest men in the State, as their candi dates for office, just to show that they could elect anything. Not being such a bad man himself, he conld not stand this, and accordingly emigrated to the West He is noted for chewing his vict uals before swallowing them. ' O. M. MARSH. This gentleman is chiefly noted for ha ving been one of the " Marsh Troupe," which travelled through the country, giv ing exhibitions. Becoming disgusted with travelling, in conseqnence of finding a live rat in his bean soup, at a hotel, he quit the show trade, and came to Kansas A. H. CLARK. - The subject of this sketch is one of the celebrated men of the land, and did good service for his country, in early times. He led expeditions against the Indians, at Yincenues and Kaskaskia, before the commencement of the present century; and in the year -1804, he, in company with I wis, led an expedition np the Missouri River, to the head waters of the Yellowstone, and across the mountains, to Oregon. After this expedition, he de voted hia time to writing his celebrated Commentaries on llh Scriptures. OEOROE GRAHAM. Mr. Graham represented Brown end Nemaha Counties, and haa had much ex perience in the public service. He for merly published Graham's Magazine by which be amassed an independent fortune. He then turned his attention to politics, and held a seat in President Fillmore's Cabinet, which he resigned, upon his no mination for the Vice Presidency, on the ticket with Gen. Scott ; but being ao badly beaten, he became disgusted with politics, and went to store-keeping, mere ly for pastime dealing 'principally in goods aud merchandise. A good -aneo- dVte is r'itd of him.-shnwing the cnte manner in which he eot his wife. He had been paying his addresses to her for some time, when upon a certain occasion be asked her if ahe would have him. She said yes and they were afterwards married ! vm. srnioos. This gentleman is a native of Ireland, having been born in Indiana. When a yorrngnter, he was considered very green. A celebrated poet once being in company with him. olieerved hia verdancy, and immediatelr wrote a poem on the sub ject, entitled "A Sprigg of Shillelah in in Shamrock ao Green I" He, however. cat fcravelr over hia ffreennesa. and " was O J - J one of the most efficient members of the Legislature. - - JAMES MSDILL. We need not say much of this gentle man. He was formerly the- bachelor Governor of Ohio ; but being badly bea ten, in 1855, by Salmon P. Chase, npon the Kansas issue, he determined that, aa Kansas had tripped him up, she should out him on his feet eirein.- .He therefore emigrated to the Territory, and haa al ready advanced as far as the Legislature, on his way up. His mouth is said to be situated just under his nose. - ' EDWARD LT5DE. Mr. Lynde is a native of Sweden, but was born in Connecticut. He is a bro ther of Jenny Lind, the Swedish Night ingale. It is said that he also haa a splendid voice for eating buckwheat cakes 1 But our article is becoming lengthy. and we shall have to close these sketches until next week's issue. W The Herald of Freedom is mista ken, when it says we labor to misrepre sent it, in reference toprinting the laws. We stated that it and tho Lecompton Democrat were the only papers that op posed the measure, and thonght it looked a little "snaky." from the fact that the proprietors of the two pnpers had been "going snacks" in the printing operation. It looks very mnch as if they, because they have a good thing of it, do not want to see other printers do a little paying business. We do not care anything about the Wyandotte Gazette's contract and do not feel desirous of closing a contract with the Herald of Freedom, without knowing what we are to do, and what we are- to get for doing it. But we wonld have willingly published the general laws, at 50 cents per 1,000 ems, as the Legis lative bill proposed. '. A reasonable profit could have been made at that, after pay ing compositors fair wages. It would be one thing to do the work at that price, and take our own time to it ; and another thingi to take a contract from the Herald of Freedom, at probably less than half the above rate, and bind onrself to com plete it in less time than we could pos sibly do so. There is still something that looks very dUinleretted, in the course of the Herald of Freedom in this printing matter. How is it enabled to job out the printing to the Wyandotte Gazette for 8300 or 8400 to make us a similar offer and probably do the same with other papers, and yet have a profit left ? By what authority does Mr. Brown contract for printing the laws ? It looks in this wise, to "a man op a tree :" The editor of the Herald kicked against letting all the papers in the Territory make something by printing the laws, but managed to secure the job all to himself, at hia own figures now he is farming it out to smaller papers, at half price, and making a big profit on their labor. County Seat Mxetiho. We are re quested to state, that the people of La fayette propose to meet, on Saturday next, the 5th inst, at Iowa Point, the citizens of White Cloud, Highland, Iowa Point, and Wolf River Township, there to consult and endeavor to agree upon some concentrated action in reference to permanently locating the County Seat We learn that Lafayette will be a candi date. . Let her claims have a fair canvas sing. This is an" important matter, aud there can be ne harm in meeting to con sult upon it , Claim Commissioners. The Commis sioners authorized by the Legislature, to whom application must be made by all those who sustained losses in conseqnence of the civil wars in Kansas, that the total amount may be ascertained, and applica tion be made to Congress for their psy ment, have been appointed, and give no tice of the rules by which they will be governed, with full directions to claim ants, fec. Their notice will be found in another column. . . The River. The river ia now clear of ice, and has risen somewhat within a week past Large quantities of ice have pasaed down, at intervale of several days, from which we jndge that the river ia open for a considerable distance above. We have no doubt had the laat ice of the season, as far as the river is concerned, and may look for boats in a very abort time. ' .i -- . Gardes Seeds. We are indebted to John Garnett it Co., of St Louie, for a package of valuable garden seeds, of va rious kinds. This firm are extensively engaged in the seed business, and keep all kinds of agricultural implements, for wholesale and retail. Any of ont mer chants wishing to purchase stocks in this line, should give. Garnett & Co! a call. ' -yne Communication of "Voter" will appear next week. ' '" .""' " Grmxo Scarw- The towns down the river are becoming" frightened, aince the completion of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad; and well they may, for their day of etnijtrant monopoly is over. The Leavenworth Times now declares. and probably tries .to believe, that the Missouri -River packets will- hereafter make Leavenworth their terminus, in stead of St Joseph, thereby stopping all the emigration at the former city. It also asserts that there will be a line of packets from. 8t Joseph to Leavenworth and that all the emigration over the Rail road, will immediately take boat for Leavenworth 1 If the Times can make itself believe this stuff, all right ; but we can tell it that it U fooling ita time away npon such calculations. If the Missouri packets stop at Leavenworth, there will very soon be established an opposition line to fit Joseph, which will leave the other line rather dry; for there is a freigh ting and emigrant business' from St. Louis to St Joseph., and the river above, which must el ways be done by boats; and the idea that all this business will re-ship at Leavenworth, is preposterous. St Joseph, or towns higher up, will always be tho terminus for LoaU towns below St Joseph, never, except for a circum scribed trade. - The principal road from Leavenworth to the gold regions, passes but a few miles west of here. It is not very reasonable, then, to suppose that emigration, coming over the Railroad, will theu go down the river to Leavenworth, then come up again by land, over one of the worst roads in creation, merely for the sake of starling from Leavenwoatb, when there are road leading from 8t Joseph, and all the towns above. " The Times seems to think too, that emigrants can go on the packets it talks of running from St Joseph to Leavenworth, only down stream ; not thinking that they can go from Leaven worth to St Joseph as well, and that a hundred will do the latter, where one will the former. In Kansas City, they sre going to hold a pullic meeting, to devise measnres to h.we tho emigration to come up the riv er, as usual. They might aa well hold a meeting, to devise measures to prevent the Missouri from rising and falling. It ia of no use, gentlemen kick and figuie aa you may, the emigration ia bound to come over the Railroad, and the great bulk of it is bound to come to Northern Ksnsss and Nebraska ! ST The Homestead Bill, which pass ed the Lower House of Congress, hsd not, at latest dates, pissed the Senate. Interesting Washington Items. From the Special Dispatches to the Cin. Gz. Wasbthotom. Sunday Evening, Feb. 13. 1 he admission of Oregon secures the Senate to the . Democracy through the next Presidential term. A sufficient nnm ber of Republicans voted affirmatively to have defeated the bill. There is a. well authenticated rumor that the Marshal of Northern Illinois has largely overdrawn his salary, and ren dered himself amenable in other respects to the penalty of the sub-treasury law. The Washington States of Saturday evening ssys : It is determined not to recall Messrs. Mason and Dallas from the missions to Frsnce and England. The Whig movement in Virginia i considered formidable, on account of the Wise and Hunter divisions, and the char acter of the men taking part in the Con vention, which was the largest held since 1840. AH the most prominent Old Line Whigs psrticipated. The Treasury Department has notified the execntors of the 1-te Col. Benton of a judgement against the deceased, ren dered in 1826. in favor of the United States, for 87000. The Government claims priority in payment The execn tors will appeal to Congress for releif on the ground of the Insolvency of the es tate, the assets being hardly sufficient to pay bills owing for necessaries furnished to the family of the deceased. The correspondent of the Philadelphia Press saya Cnba is the cry. The Ad ministration is full of hopo that if it can fasten upon Cuba, and make it an issne, it will bring the whole country safely in to port Every hungry editor that comes to Washington is filled with Cuba. This is to be the text and tho test The Cab inet ia full of it The President is fnll of it, even in his solitude it ia true, as the New York Herald ssys, thst he retreats to hia room for hours at a time. The extreme Sooth is also in favor of it Or ders have been sent forth to make it a party measure. Buchanan Henry, the President' neph ew and private secretary, haa reigned his position, and left the - White House, to marry Miss Nicholson, of Maryland, and pursue the practice of the law. At the last, evening reception in the White House, Piccolomini attended, and proved an object of such general attrac tion and interest as to draw the crowd from the receiving into the east -room, and overshadow Bnchanan, much to his unconcealed annoyance. Corcoran, the banker, having disposed of hia daughter, is about to dispose of himself to a fair widow of Richmond. Operations of Sen. Floyd' Friends. Washtxotox, Feb. 8. The House committee on Military Af faire have called on the Secretary of War for a statement of facta in relation to the contracts with Majqrs fc Russell for the transportation of military stores across the plains. A communication haa been received from Secretary Floyd in reply ; he Mates that the amount pai,! to the above named firm for the transportation of stores for the year ending December 81. 1858, was two million nine hundred thousand dollars. He informs the com mittee that Majors k Russell will gladly consent to have their existing contracts with the Government abrogated if it will pay them for their wagona, cattle, horses, ran lee andJ grain prJ hsnd for keeping their animals.' Here ia a ebol proposition indeed. X. T. Emf Pott. ;i- from wAsnisaTOjr. ! Telegraphic Correspondence of the Cm. Gas j Washmotc;, t eb. . Tha fiAora (mm Mexico is considered fatal to the prospects of Robles, who was recenur Here. It is aououni .wneiner Zulosga will permit him to resume mission. He wanted decision at hia the crisis. Slidcll will move his Cuba acheme an amendment to an appropriation b .ill. to teat the sense of the Senate. If it d asses there, it will be resisted firmly in the Honse. Since the motive making it a party movement is transparent and opposition naa come in irorn Louisiana and the South, the proposition haa lost ground. All real friends to Cuba are opposed to its acquisition in mis lorm, nicii iransieri people aa cuaueis. Thn retrenrliment now nro mined bv the Southern free traders is intended for hnntomha to influence the cominir Con gressional elections, and to arrest the Op . . . - i position movements in Virginia ana else where, waicn threaten tne power oi me Democracy in their atrong holds. The so-called Cameron movemeut iu Pennsylvania for the Presidency, ia con fined to hia striken about Harriabnrir. nnder inspiration from here, and haa no . n.. ..... , signincance. I ne wnote ining is reaicu lous. Attempts have been made by the Ad ministration to' compromise with the Ul tras, bv unitine? on a bill to re-issue Treas ury notes, combined with a slight revis- r r ... rr. -cr l.... .1 r. J ion OI lUO laxiu, uui tucj rem-ru loium, and these differences cannot be reconciled. Tbe President expresses much dissatis faction at their reniatenco. Cobb is powerless even in the Georgia .leWarion. Toombs has renlied to Biirlor. assailing both execntive and legislative .. .. . ..... ! expenditures, ami snowing tlut tuey nai increased. The Housp passed the Civil Appro priation Bill, after -educing it to nearly half a million, as reported from tho Com mittee of Ways and Means. Veritas. Washisgtos, Feb. 10. The Democratic Caucus lt night has in no way releived party emb.irmaMiientA in regard te the larui and l iuince. Borrowing is the only remedy ptopo-.etl. and that will not be granted if protection Democrats are to their promises true. It is evident now from the resolutions which Phelps offered and carried, that he does not contemplate a modification of the Tariff. The President has signified pretty un mistakably that he will veto the Home stead Bill, and those for agricultural col leges and French spoliations, if they should pass this session. There is hardly any prospect now that the Territorial bills for Arizona and .Da cota will succed this session. Au" animated struggle is anticipated over the Oregon bill. otevens retires from the House witn a remote expectation of being nominated on the ticket at Charleston, either in the first or second capacity. He disclaims bciug a candidate to succed Iverson in the Senate. Breckenridgc protests, tlia' he does not aspire to the Charleston nom ination, but will be a candidate for Crit tenden's seat in the Senate. Should an extra session be called, somo difficulty is apprehended .in the organization, from the probable state of partioJ, no positive majority of either party being expected. The Americans will hold the balance of power. The present condition of things in Mex ico are regarded iu diplomatic circles ss pointing to the restoration of Santa Anna. Salas, whom Miramon has appointed the head of tho army, is one of Santa Anna's friends, and if he marches on Vera Cruz, as intended, the movement will bo con sidered as opening the gates for his return i In the Senate debate yesterday, the Administration was stigmatized as more federal than that of John Quinry Adams, and imbecile and corrupt Though Big ler and islidell were present, no defense was made. It has no friends. Veritas. What the Washington States (Bang.,) Thinks of Bnchanan and Cobb. Baltimore, Feb. 9. The States of this afternoon has a long article on the Tariff, charging the Ad ministration with having gone over to the protectionists, and ssys : At this stage of the controversy the public confidently expected Mr. Cobb to retire from the Cabinet It was a glorious opportunity for the recovery of his popularity in the South. It was just one of those occasions which rarely occurs in a life time, and which accordingly as they are neglected or im proved, mar or make the man. If, rath er than acquiesce in the repudiation of this pnnctple, Mr. Cobb had renounced office under a protectionist Administra tion, he wonld have been embraced by the State Righta Democracy with an en thusiasm of affection. No honor within their bestowal would have been thought above his desert He was unequal to the emergency. The canse he betrayed. He retained the place while maintaining a technical consistency, by persisting in his preference for the ad valorem system. He is persuaded to re commend such an increase of taxation as will aggrandize the manufacturer by the oppression of all other classes. He adepts the inevitable expedient of irresolute spirits a compromise course, and by satisfying neither party, he skill fully contrives to offend both. The Administration then is a unit in favor of protective dnties. It remains to be determined whether the Democratic members of Congress msy likewise be induced to abjure their free trade princi ples. The cancus this evening will decide the issue. Ctn. Gazettt. ""A creditor in Buffalo, having an exe cution against a poor man. compelled the officer to seize the only article of attach able property owned by the debtor, name ly, a email monnment at one of the mar ble yards, which waa abont ready to be placed over the grave of his little child. When the stone was pnt up for sale under the execution,, the creditor was the only bidder, and it was knocked down to him. ' Pass that fellow round. The managers of the underground railroad onght to se cure his services as conductor of their midnight trains as the above recom mendation shows him to be admirably fitted for the business.'1 ' Congressional. Wasbivotox, Feb. 12. House. The Oregon bill parsed pre cisely as it came from the Senate. 114 against 103. Washington. Feb. 13 The aJmisiou of Orecon into the Un ion was celebrated last night by a large coucoorse of citizens, who with the lull msrine band, serenaded the distinguished friends of the measure, including Gen. Lane, Senator Greene, and Representa tives Nichols, Scott, Stephens, Letcher. Frazer ; Commissioners Stevenson and Orr, nearly all of whom delivered brief speeches. The President in response to repeated calls, appeared at the window of tbe White House, lie presume!, he said, from thia handsome demonstration. that the Oregon bill had passed. "He sincerely congratulated them upon the advent of another sovereign state iuto the glorious confederacy of this Republic. A state too. situsted on the very shore of the' Pacific, favored with a fine climate, an exuberant soil, and filled with no'ule Democrats.- If it had not been for the superabundance of "uoble Democrats, Oregon would have knocked in vain for admission for many days to come. I Tbe elevation of Geu. Lane, who had proved himself a aoldier in war and true statesman in peace, was also a fit subject for rejoicing. It was an honor be had fairly deserved by bis exertions to bring this new state into the Union. Vice President Breckenridge. in anoth er part of the city, declared that when ever he could he had given the bill a push, and expected next Mondny to swear in both the Senator. Having been called upon to say something about Cuba, lie remarked that we talked too mnch and did too little ; when England wUhcd to do a thing she did it and talked afterward. If the island ot Cub.i. instead of being pi iced at the month of the Gulf of Mcx ico, lxi 1 at the opruing of the British channel. England would take it in leu days. Ho was in favor of the acquisition of Cuba be would not rob tor it, but would act with anv portion of his fellow citizen ia using all honorable in-aus to acquire it. A Kansas correspondent of the Now York Evening Post gives the following pen i)Oi1.i sit of Gov. banimedarv : "Sam Medarv, Governor of Kniisa, whilom Democratic editor in Ohio for the period of thirty years, auon Governor of Minnesota, anil postmaster at (Jolumln-, is pursung a very politic and aagaciru course, Iiy keeping his month cIoel. co rially he is extremely affahlti and suave ; deferential almost to a fault ; affirmative to friend and foe. In person he i short and inclined to corpulency, somewhat like IhompsQU s Round, fat oily 0nn of Gt.' His phrenological developments do not indicate the possession of very large in tellectual endowments. Hia forehead, though not 'villainously low,' is not ex panvive, and is rendered more insignifi cant by the constantly raised eye-brows, which give him the appearance of being in a stale of perpetual interrogation or amazement. The line of his mouth are d jcidedly weak, concave rather than prom inent, continually in motion by the mas tication of tobacco, of which he chews immense qnantiliea ; sharp, qnick eyes, Romanish nose, hair sandy gray, and a modest dress, always scrupulously neat and exact, complete tho personnel of this last candidate for a Kansas apotheosis. There is a mild, flavor of old fogrnro about him an appearance of Democratic dry rot. which the air of our territory may mitigate or cure." Bad FocNDATiosr. A correspondent of tne National Intelligencer attributes the nnhealthiness of New Orleans to the char acter of the ground npon which it is built. Here is an extract wkiiji is interesting (o geologists : That great city is built upon a forest of cypress ! The sitoation of the place is so remarkable and peculiar that it can not escape one's notice. It is on an allu vial plain of recent geological formation, and of an unknown age and depth. An attempt, made here some time ago, re vealed the fact that, for six hundred feet, at least, the same formation was obtained. Rows npon rows of tbe stumps of cypress have been found growing over each other eiactly snperiroposed, each of which lay ers must have taken a thousand years to form. Dr. Bonnet Dowler, the able ed itor of tbe Medical Journal, of New Or leans, inronned me that he himself had observed four layers of these cypress stnmps within the limits of the city. , 0 Wht Not? The Boston correspon dent of a New York paper, who listened to Jeff. Davis' speech at the recent Demo cratic Convention in Fanenil Hall, Bos ton, predicts that this ticket will be run for 1 S60 : For President, Jeff. Davis, of Mississippi ; for Vice President, Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts. Why not ? Davis ia the most prom inent convert to Unionism we know of. If be baa been changed from a Nashville Convention Secessionist since 1850, whst ia to prevent his ripening into a full blooded Abolitionist by I860? St. Louit Evening JTim. The Lawrence Republican, of the 10th, ssys a telegraphic dispatch from Mr. Parrott to Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, of that city, atatea that the bell opening the New York Indian lands to settlement passed the House of Representatives on the 3d instant it had already passed tbe Sen ate. The hill provides that improvements shall late from the time of settlement. This news will be highly gratifying to a large number in Southern Kansas. - Jubilations over the Oregon Bill As alysii of Vote. Baltimore, Feb. 12. There was a complimentary serenade at Washington last night ia honor of tbe pssssge of the Oregon Bill, to the prom inent friends of tbe measure. Fifteen Repnblicana voted for the bill, and fourteen ultra Southern Democrats against it The Americana offered a solid opposition. Cin. GtueUe. - A novel and unique exhibition has been set Joot by the people of Wolcott-. ville. Conn., who, on Thursday evening, January 20th, gave aa entertainment called - The Old Folks Kitchen" with the costumes, furniture, spinning wheels ia motion, and other features of the old time"! of one hundred years ago. ; r)ingamsjig3. COO 8atorday evening eh7jil: Telegraph line worked ia aa tabrekeZ? from New York to Leareawortk, quenUy to Prairie da Chita, Wis. y were sent and received with the na doss with which they conld have beta miles. The distance by the wires to t. worth b nearly 2000 nil also dropped at all the priaeipej eiu V "My Uar child," said the onhappy ejj solemnly removing the cigar iron BJ" and bringing hia off eye to bear npoa the wf er, -1 never read that paper." ' aTTWelcara by the Lawrence Rep that Marshal Rssell. accompanied by a am, of about thirty armed men, armed hi ttutdh. oa the 9U, having ia charge bar yoang mn" Irons, who had been arrested as "Jsy hiw, The same evening. Deputy Sheriff Prtatiew. rested Rasaell for some eaaie aod plae4 in confinement with the prisoners. ST Gen. Cass grows more and more te. His family are greatly distressed by hit ptrt condition. Uappily, he is surrounded by tat dearest to him by hia daughter, hit ioa Mr. Ledyard, and others. Ha hat Bred t, great sge, and will die deeply rrgrtUtd fc j good men. CT An animal, supposed to be a panther, seen one day last week, in the vicinity of V Liabon, Columbiana County, Ohio, and aaSu urday, almost tbe whole population of ibt lata started outia pursuit of him. Thecreaturt vum last tracked to hi lair and killed, but he prow to be only a common red fox with a .'hareatiil ST The Richmond Eoquiivr swells tfc, Cord in the Democratic party by coming eat hrmetitly against the whole projector acting, Cuba. The Enquirer also deaouncn the ttet ic Railroad scheme of the President, his inn. al extravagance, his Federalism, and kit tariff policy. ETTberehasbetna great falling out ittwtn tbe Tennessee Democrats and their (Uttly) t vorite Senator Johnson. Their juarnali tit . ing hard thing of him and ; hia (real riral, Nt m aster General Brown is stealing tbe maica oa him at horns aa a Presidential aspirant IT The Massachusetts Honse of Reprmtu tires hat adopted an amendment to the Ceatii. tution of that State, requiring two yean nri dence in tbe State, tubseqnenttonararaliatioa, before the naturalued person shall be libera to rote. ETThe Falls City. Nebraska. Bras Aw, tart : Only 490 houses are expected I at erected ia Falls City the coining Saatwrr. TW Lane atyla of architecture, independent of r(, ic, ia exploded. They now lay roles as top aud -hirer them with hay. XT Srlraiius Cobb, Jr., delivered a Irrtwt before the Mechanics' Association ia Baftos.ta Monday night. He is described at s Moat pn son, about thirty-fire yars of age, with t kiji forehtad, bright eyes, pleasant voice aaJ bit whiskers. IlTTTie Lrarenwiirth Times tays, "we m enabled to announce the faet that a deleeaw convention will be held in Leavenworth eoriat the month of May for the purpose of orjaatiac the Republican party of Kansas. itT The N. Y. Herald of Tuesday haa a tide on the hree BV Buchanan, Bcanrttaml Bonaparte. Tbe Herald holds that they an tbe three greater men in the world, and the tarn most abused. This it characteristic sndntT. ET The first State election of 1W9 it it "r Hamphshirw. It takes place oa the neati Tuesday of March next. A Governor, Legit latnre, aud three member of Congress are is be chosen. x IT Mrs. Annie Cora Ritchie scknewWp the receip' of 1113 from the Masons of Va-lta $1 60 from the Masons of Missouri, ia behalf 4 the Mount Vernon fund. STTbe Waabingtoa States aays,-ErerThi. Whig, Dedcmocrat, Free Trader and Trawv- lioniat, admits that tbe expenditure! of Ganv ment ara exorbitant beyoad trdarasee. fTTht President boast daily of bis nctVj health and enormous appetite. It is kit f tw" ambition to live king enough to do the a harm to the eeuutrv. tT It is rumored that a new Dvawcratit ly newspaper, with editor froui the foutk, is be established ia New York, with a si fnnd of $100,000 to be provided. CT Chief J ustice Tanrr. with all bit tjisttl" and misdeeds, oeeasioaally utter s very s political "opinion. The Thirty Millie I bill, it is said, he pruooanced to be "air " ICTThe Boaloa Pilot f Roman CsihoBc) tist that for every Protestant ChapUia is United States service, there should sk Roman Catholic Chaplain. tT There is a phrenologist ia Usdoawkt toll tbe contest of a barrel by sxausis i bead. H makes Us examinations witk a ia Met. tT James Parton, the author ef Use Bft Aaron Burr, la bow at Nashville tot P? of procuring material foe bit forthcowan raphy of Jackjoa. . tTGen. H oweto. w bo re tires froaa tas en the 4th of March, says as shall ; remainder sf his lifs te agrtaltsral pats writing bis aetoblography. tT The severs! arms ef De oeHJj a capital or sum at their itwisntaaeoss amounting to $200 ,000 .OOP- rr-Hl as. Cata-e.oT w siak," h reading of Ebakspeart, by MMoftb speculators la ft Pacific KaUroao- tT A yowng maa aaawd Barnes fined XI in Idoa eonrt, tor War" years old against her wflL tT The New Terk Tribes T'a. Ov ana OaMauasJionef .j Presidesey, whea satisfied b can h- tT The Quindaro Chlsdowaa mi AnthrUeoalWhKwerj-- of (bat to-. TT Mr. P. T. CoibT. si" Oe4 tm. appooued IT. S. Kaiebei ef sTju-s "" . ,; resigned. : .' ' ' a M tTTh.New Orlease Tre a tor SHdell Hay Joed, the m CPJfc Pryor.editorof bs log a history of the Pierce to- r.Presideiis FSDBwwe ered the ase of Ws ryes, , i.v - tKm wrlciaal dock saakev, die retfww;,-- ST -Do. Mr. Buchanan." id . wpirite ft, lady at the Springs last Snaatr, -do j,, read you what Mr. Forney sits of o iv. IBS.