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SOL. MILLER, ..... EDITOR. TTSXTS CLOUD, KANSAS: TkirtsUy: , : : JaBiary 26, 1860. "Ah! Tut u Freedom !" Should Bryant venture to tlc a j an tit through the 8outb, in thin, the Year of Our Lord. One Thonsan J Eight Hundred and Sixtj, and the eighty-fourth after the Declare tion of Independence, his enthusiasm woald not be such as to inspire the abore sentiment. Freedom exists there no Iob ger and slavery is not confined alone to the negro race. Daring the last week in December, a nob (dignified by the name of pnblie meeting) in Madison County, Kentucky, compelIedtwelv families, living, at a settlement called Berea, to leave the State j forthwith. They were all industrious, j honest, ceaceable citizens, mostly nstives. of the South, and were guilty of no other! fflence than entertaining Free State sen- entertaining timenta. . These families consisted ofjthe Council" that is, he is the most thirty-six persons, from small children to I talented member of Beebe, individually gray-haired men. They appealed to Gov. Magoffin for protection, which he refused them. At last accounts, they were in Cincinnati. fer. Daniel Worth, a travelling agent if tint AmmSfln Uriuinnflrv Sni'itv lilts been imprisoned in Guilford Countv, I North Csrolins, for peddling Helper's Impending Crisis," and other incen diary" publications. The Rev. gentle man was as big a fool as the North Car olinians, in attempting sncb a thing, knowing, as he must, the state of South ern feeling, and that be could not effect any good. An Irish Democrat from Philadelphia, named Power, working in Columbia, S. C, was heard to say that Slavery caused a white laborer in the South to be looked upon as an inferior and degraded man. For this he wss imprisoned a number of days ; after which ha wis taken out, and two niggers compelled to drag, him through the mud and pools of dirty wa ter. Then ha was stripped, and a nigger gave him thirty-nine lashes on the bare back, cutting the skin at every blow. After this, he was tarred and feathered by two niggers, which operation was repeat ed shortly afterwards. lie wss then put in the niggers' car of a railroad train, and sent to Charleston, barely escaping with his life. All along the route, at very station, the moot galling indignities were heapel upon him. A physician whom he consulted at Charleston, con soles' him with the remark, that hie case was mild in comparison with that of a man wha waa then lying in the City' Hospital, suffering from the effects of five hundred lashes, for a similar huinous of fence. A t-hool' mistress has beoa driven from Richmond. Ya., for some unguarded ex pression, reported by a little girl;' and, we every week hear of like chivalric. transactions throughout the South. It is even proposed down there, that no - person be permitted to enter or remain in an Slave Slate, who will nofvtake' an oath, that he believes Slavery . to be morn ally and. politically right I . i - Thoa it' goes.' The mails are robbed, under pretence of ferreting out incendiary matter) and peaceable citizens are mob bed, scourged, imprisoned, banished, or murdered, for - entertaining opinions of their own and all this, in the name of protecting " institutions guarantied by the Constitution !"." " ,, ,-v . i , Weather. For two weeks, (to Wednesday,) we bad the finest 'Winter weather' we ever saw. . Last Sunday was the pleasantest day we had seen lor a year, at any season. During tha two weeks, persons sat with their doors open through the dsy, and with often -no fire in their rooms. . And this is the middle of January. The river has not been cross ed on the ice this week, and a short dis - tance below, town the channnel ' is open. (A Wednesday wa had a snow the first of any consequence' this Winter and it now lies six inches, deep on the ground. The weather is still pleasant, with a pros pect of the snow speedily disappearing ; but with our changeable climate, the weather is liable,, on short notice, to be come as cold as .' Greenland's icy moun tains. " , . y XT', Beebe, of this County, received one vote for President of the Council that rote supposed to have been cast by Beebe. BnLwhea the Legislature divi ded, be had better luck, for he was cho sen President of the wing of the Ceuncil remaining at Lecompton which wing consisted of Beebe I ' Tha Printer, for January, shows its welcome face upon oar table. We can only aay, that every printer should ' have it. If be onoa sees it, be will won der bow he ever did without it, and will not do without it any longer. Published by John Henry, No. 1, Spruce Street, New Tork, at 81 a year. 3TThe Iowa School Journal, for January, js principally filled with pro ceedings of the State Board of Educa tion; bat contains some other matters of interest TWJournal is calculated to do a good wor-jjgnej tt . ' w nt 1 bursday, ebruary-1,1 uroona-nog s uay. Hope be won't ace bis shadow! CoiDCESD A BI.E CcRIOSITT A ImPOB tart Qcestior. la a lata issue of the Iowa Point Dispatch,' we find the follow ing ludicrous morsel, ander the csption of Personal :" " Soon after the Legislature convened, the general inquiry was, 'who is this Beebe? where is he from?' and it was soon generally conceded that he was the most talented member of the Council." At certain periods, ever since the world began, startling and momentons ques tion, often arising from the simplest in cidents, have sgitated the pnblie mind ; but the latest and greatest of thes is : "Who is this Beebe? where is he from?" In imagination, we see some stranger, lately arrived at Lecompton, enter the hall of the Territorial Council that por tion of it remaining at Lecompton. Bee be has the floor, and is addressing that august body--consisting of Beebe. Bee- be is displaying his talents, by talking to himself, and " pouring hot shot into the clack Republican camp. I be en raptured stranger cannot fail to see that J Mme Pn !n n tD M Beebe is the most talented member ofjfi.rm- Ferbsps he also takes a peepat and the strsnger mentally inquires: Who is this Beebe? where is he from?" There is no one to answer the question, and for anght that he knows to the con trary, Beebe may be an escaped ' natur- Kl J1UIU BU1IIC &JIUIIV fXIJ IUIU .IV r t a i v. is so talented !" He is puzzled, trou- bled is the strsnger. His curiosity is excited to a fearful pitch ; and anon we see him hastening wildly through the streets, asking, in an agonized voice, of every man, woman and child he meets : "Who is this Beebe? where is be from?" Sach questions of deep import are of ancient record. Their origin is cotera pflrsnsons with the creation of man. Sacred writ abounds in them. For in stance : Where is thy brother Abel ?" " Who art thou ?" " Watchman, what of the night?" "Who is my neighbor?" What shall I do to be saved ?" All these were pertinent questions, and wor thy to be recorded ; but none of them were of such startling import as: " Who is this Beebe ? where is he from ?" Modern days have had their puzzling questions, which have elicited deep re search and patient investigation. Some of these are: "Who was Junius?" What became of Morgan?" " Where did Sam Patch go to?" "Who is James K. Polk ?" "Can a circle be squared?" "Will Saltpetre explode?" "Who killed Cock Robin?" "Who struck Billy Patterson ?" " Who stole the on ions?" "Whar did yon ccme from, knock a nigger down ?" They were all significant questions, and were all an swered, or attempted to be answered. But none of them approached, in deep and earnest meaning, the qnestion: "Who is this Beebe ? where is he from ?" What a thrilling qnestion! It is whispered in our ear, in dreams. It comes wafted on the breeze, and we hear it in the rippling of the waters. It echoes in the tinkling of the cow-bell, snd mingles with the song of the tea-kettle. The crickets chirp it, and the bees bum it. It is blended with the bleating of the sheep, snd is smelt in the perfume of the polecat. In everything tangible, in everything perceptible, in everything edible or drinkable, in every odor, in ev ery .sound ; we feel it, aee it, taste it, smell it, hear it the startling qnestion : "Who is this Beebe? where is he from?" Shall the qnestion not be answered ? Will not some profound master of the occjilt sciences, delve deep down into the dim crypts of his mystic lore, and bring to light the coveted answer ? Will not some ljttleliTfd tell it to ns? Will npt anything, animate or inanimate ; on the earth, under the earth, in the air or the water ; natural or supernatural will not something answer the question : " Who is this Beebe ? wliere is he from ?" ' Yea) wa think we even now bear a "still small voice" a small, insect voice breathing the answer : " He ia Beebe, and be is from home much farther from home than he ever ought to be I" - Seriously, if the Dispstch desires to display its waggery, it should not at tempt to ridicule members of its own party. Of course,'-they may be of tbe verdant or conceited sort; but such things should be overlooked. Wa do not be lieve Beabe ever harmed the Dispatch, that it should seek to hold him np to ridicule. Tha official vote for State officers has been canvassed. The average Re publican majority"!" 2,500. Conway's majority ia a little, over 2,100 ; so that he falls but 400 behind tha balance of the ticket. ' This ia doing well, when we consider that the Democracy made the principal part of the fight against him alone. Money was squandered ' freely, slanders were circulated unsparingly, and local prejudices were worked upon inces santly ; yst they only effected 400 votes against him, and the greater portion of these were in Judge HalJerman's own County of Leavenworth. q. t3T A lady living a short distance west of this pi see, went out with a shot gun, early the ether morning, and killed three prairie chickens at one shot. Lar ger game will take warning, and not be too venturesome. We see, by the New York pa- pergf tD,t they are astablishing a library pit toa Tombs. Are the volumes printed I in the Ycar lavages? The Spt is Abboad. Tha spy for the Eastern Wholesale Merchants and Boards of Trade, is now ranging this and prob ably the adjoining Counties. He was in our town, the other day. His mode of pumping is cute, and ws presume he thought he had the fan all to himself, lie enters into conversation with an indi vidual, and so manages aa to bring in the name of some merchant or mercantile firm in the place, and then goes on, in an unconcerned manner, to propound sundry questions concerning esch individual of the firm asking his full Christian name; whether he is a man of family : whether he has good business qualifications, and is responsible; how much eash capital he has; how much real estate and town pro perty, if any; what his liabilities are; and nnmeroua other questions. lie then goea somewhere and notes down tha in formation thus received, taking care not to do so in the presence of the one he has pumped ; and he doea not qaestion the the merchants, and nates down a descrip tion of their personal appearance. . He selected us as the pumpte, in regard to the personal affairs of one firm in this place; and we, being unsuspecting and of an accommodating disposition, gave him a large amount of valuable inform tion ! If that firm ahould go East short ly, they would find their credit good to an almost nnlimited amount ! Ere this, we presume, this spy, who is liberally feed for prying into and report ing the affairs of his fellow citizens, and who carries their credit in his pocket. has taken an inventory of the merchants of Doniphan County, and the result will be in tbe possession of the proper per sons, in time for the opening of the Spring trade. When any of our Western mer chants go East to lay in fresh stocks, they may rest assured that the persona of whom they purchase, know precisely bow their affairs stand, and just how deep to let them go. And if they experience any injustice or sustain any damage from having their affairs thus posted, we can tell them who did it. " Birds of a Feather," &c. There is a colony of free negroes (the kind of cattle the Democracy pretend to be snx ions to exclude from the Territory) estsb lished in the heart of a Pro Slavery set tlement, in Wolf River Township, colo' nized there by their Democratic agent. They recently had a grand " splurge," and some of them went to Troy, to pro cure several quarts of whiskey for the oc casion. While there, they declared their intention to invite nobody bnt Demo crats, as the Free State people felt too big to associate with them ! From all accounts, the friendly Democrats have been associating with them a little too freely, as most of the wenches are said to be getting " interesting." and one or two of them have already given birth to little ones, the " color of a new saddle." We have some rich items in our possession, but will salt them down for future nee. Theie is no telling when we may have occasion to stir somebody up with a long polel ' B., Wheeuxo. Since last Summer. we have written yon three letters, direc ted to three different places; but from your frequent letters to ourself and others. we jndge thst yon have received none of our favors, and have not seen the Chief for months. W$ hate not slopped your paper, and do not mean to, until you so order it. We have sent you every num ber issued ; and we last week sent yon a package of back nambera from December 1st. That money has been received from McL. Will write yon again, giving full particulars, when we have reason to be lieve a latter' will find you. nope the Postmaster General's official mail robbers have not thrown the Chief out of the mails, as an incendiary publication ! I a Bad Fix. Tbe Lawrence corres pondent of the Leavenworth Times, re lates the following predicament into which the Councilman from Doniphan got him self. If the election were to be held over. the people of thia County would find no difficulty in " adjourning" him in abort order: . " I see that Matthias is reported as be longing to the disorganize at Lecomp ton. Thia is a mistake. ' Beebe, the classical Beebe, got into the session at Lecompton, and couldn t adjourn, ai there was no one to second the motion Walsh was applied to, but had not tbe power to adjourn him. Moore's nigger tried, but with no better success. , Final ly Matthias waa sent for post haste, and went np and adjourned him." : tW A number of the Republican pa- era of Illinoia, are urging the claims of Oziaa Bailey, Esq., for the office of Stat Treasurer, and apeak of him in the very highest terras of commendation. No bet ter, stronger, nor more reliable man could be found than Mr. Bailey; bnt we do not believe he ia at present politically inclin ed that is, in tbe way of office seeking and doubt whether he will permit bis name to be presented to the Convention. He is in business that pays better. tST The Express arrived early thia morning. Clay. Thompson messenger, bringing sit passengers and twenty thou sand dollars in gold dost, in the hands of messenger and passengers. Mary null Platform. Clay Thompson and his companions must have bad their hands full, particu larly if those " passengers in gold dust" were full grown ! Tbibitbe Almavac. a Political Ra- oiiTca, roa I860. The publishers have favored us with a copy of thia truly val uable annual, which contains, besides the Astronomical Calculations and Calendar for 1860, tha following contents : Gov ernment of the United States." Executive and Judicial, Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Resident from tbe United States at Foreign Conrta. Members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, politically classified. Rates of Postage, Domestic and Foreign. Land for the Landless; or. Action of Congress on the Public Lands, being a clear statement of the action of Congress on the question of free grants of the Pub lic Land to actual settlers, with the Yeas and Nays thereon. The Foreign Slave Trade; a Record from the action of Con gress, showing tbe increasing favor with which the re opening of the Trade is re garded, by the . South. .. A Historical Sketch of the affairs of Kansas, in the year 1859. A brief Historic Sketch of the laTe War in Italy, The Constitn tion of the United States. Treasury Es timates of Appropriations for 1860. Ap propriation of the 35th Congress, second Session. Governments of Europe, Rul ing Sovereigns, etc. Election Returns of the varions States. List of States, Capitals, Governors, limes of Legislative Meetings, holding of Elections, etc. Populsr Vote for President, in 1848, 1852. and 1856. Mercantile Advertise ments. Index. This work is exceeding ly valuable and reliable for reference. It shojl be in the hands of every one ; and the low price at which it ia offered, places it within the reach of all, viz : 13 cents per single copy ; 81 per dozen ; 87 per hundred. Address H. Greeley St Co., New York. The "Riso." The recent avarm spell seems to have operated upon the pugilis tic propensities of certain persoms. - Last week we heard of three " scrimmages." Out on Roy's Creek, two fellows got into a fi.ticnff, and were so nsar matched that they tired themselves out, without doing each other material damsge. Over in Oregon, two men named Don can and Starr, rival bullies of Holt Coun ty, came in contast, and Duncan won the championship. , Down at Iowa Point, an old woman got after a schoolmaster with a cowhide, for publishing some doggerel verses about her in the Dispatch. Pedagogue escaped with a sound hide. Any person pretend ing to an education, who attempts to palm off such stuff for even tha worst kind of doggerel, on any subject whatev er, deserves a good cowhiding. tW The blacksmith's bellows, which we mentioned as having been cut a short time since, ws again subjected to the ssme operation, last week. Some of the boys are wicked enough to have their own sport over the affair. One of them approached a crowd, the other day, and ssid : "Well, they're found out, at last, what that bellows waa cut for." " What was it for?" eagerly inquired a certain functionary. " Why," replied the wag, "the fellow wanted to see where the wind came from!" , The crowd langhed, and the function ary allowed it was " feeding time.". Congressman Logan, of Illinois, at the commencement of the session, at tempted to curry favor with tha South, by glorying in bsing a nigger-catcher, and ia doing the dirty work for the slave holders. In return, be wa a few days afterwards severely kicked and cuffed by Singleton, of Mississippi, and other fire eaters, who plsinly told him that they did not wish to aland upon the aame plat form with him. "Who ia there to mourn for Logan ? Not one !" tW The New York Tribune aay. when Gov. Seward entered his gateway, and aaw standing within it, all the cler gymen of the various denominations in Auburn, waiting to welcome him home, ha lost tbe power ef of speech. What a rejoicing there would have been among the Slaveites, had he never recovered the power of speech! They would have fait like school-boys who had miracnlonsly escaped an anticipated se vere drubbing. The Fayette Democrat . says : "Our friend. Caps. Joshua Baybal, will next week start on a tour through thia and the adjoining Counties, and will so licit subscriptions for tbe Democrat" We knew the Southern Democracy were becoming very wicked, but we didn't know they had got far enough along 'to contemplate another tour of Baybal f' ' ' W Can't somebody hang, drowned or shoot themselves, so as to give us a " local VJiarynOU Ptaifarm. . Just make a singls haul with a sein ia the Big Bin, and yon will fish np enongb men who have been shot or "drownded," to furnish yon with locals for six month to come. Or if the river ia frozen over, write about murdered English t It would not be considered eti quette fn these diggings for a man to get married by proxy, or lay down and go tb tough the operation. Lent. Dispatch. "Lay" down and go through what operation T ' Vallandigham, of Ohio, in a re cent splurge in Congress, declared him self a "Western Fire-eater.",. Many per son are inquiring tha meaning of tbi term. It limply means one who takes the fir in a liquid state ! Moeb Boot. Wa have received two more valuable books from G. G. Evsns, the Philadelphia Publisher, and origina tor of the Gift Book system. On ia the Book of Play for Horn Amusement : being a collection of original, altered and selected Tragedies, Plsys, Dramas, Com ediea. Farce. Burlesques, Charade, Lec tures, etc., carefully arranged, and special ly adapted for Private Representation, with full directions for performance. Thia ia a very choice selection, and the very thing for Thespian performance in smaller town and villages. The book contains 352 psges, and a large number of plays.' The price is only 81.' "Heroes and Patriots of the South," ia a book of 320 pages, principally occu pied with interesting and exciting events in the life of Francis Marion. It also contains short sketches of William Moul trie, Andrew Pickens, John Rutledge, and other Revolutionary Patriots. This work is especially interesting at the pres ent time, as showing the sacrifices made by Revolutionary patriots for the welfare of onr country, and the cost at which our Union was established. Price of the book, 81. ' Any person sending the price of either of the above works, together with 21 cents to pre-pay postsge on Gift., to G. G. Evans, No. 439. Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, will receive the book by re turn mail, together with a Gift ranging in value from 50 cents to 8100. The jewelry of this establishment is of a su perior quality and of beautiful finish, and Mr. Evsns is doing an immense busi ness. We will here take occasion to mention, as an instance of his liberality and munificence, that h ehss given 81.000 for the relief of the sufferers from the dis aster at Lawrence, Massachusetts. Legislature. This body has had some tall times with the Governor and Secreta ry. On Wednesday of last week, it ad journed tins die, npon the Goveroor agree ing to cell a special session, which he immediately aid. The Legislature re -assembled at Leccompton, and chose all the former officers, after which both Houses voted to adjourn to Lawrence. The Governor retosd it, and it was pa.el ove- his veto. He came to terms, and tbe Legislature is now at Lawrence, from whichplace we expect soon to hear of something substantial being done. .i t3T Among tha tools of Walsh, who remained at Lecompton, and lent their aid in keeping the Legislature disorgan ised, were Beebe and Vandcrslice, of this County. The latter was not even willing that any other person than Walsh should swear him into office ! Not so with Whitehead. lie concluded that the peo ple of Doniphan County had aeut him there to legislate, and not to humor the whims of a speculating Administration pet ; ao he acquiesced in the deeinion of the msjority, and went to Lawrence. There is another Indian less in the world. A few days since, an Iowa and Otoe had a difficulty, when the for mer killed the latter. . The Iowa immo diately came to this place, and was tra ding as deliberately and unconcerned as if nothing hsd happened, when a party of his brethren came and toted him off to tlieir Village, to deal with him according to Indian rnles of justice. We have not heard what they did with him probably fined him a pony, or compelled him to marry his victim's squaw..; ;J - . o JfJT Four years ago, the ballotting for the Speakership lasted two mouths ; and finally, after the adoption of the plurality rule, an organization wss effected 1 on Ground- Hog's Dsy. If that honorable body, at tbe present time, are pretty well tired out with , fooling away their time, we suggest that they also do honor to bis Hogship, by organizing on next Thursday. Godey's Lady 'a Book, for Feb ruary, contains 61 engravings, 16 'of them bsing full page plates. It is need less for ns to give any extended notice of this superb Magazine suffice it to say, this number has never been excelled. Philadelphia 83 a year. W will fur nish it to any of our subscribers for 82 a yew. E3F Dingus is great on Conundrums. Here is hi lsst : , . . Why is Thackeray more of a criminal than Old Brown ? .,. Old Brown almost murdered th Vir ginian at Harper's Ferry, and Thacke ray did murder " Th Virginians"; In Harper's Magazine I .... ' ' , JtW Arthnr's Home Magazine, ' for February, has made its appearance on onr table. " Olive Plants" ia a beauti ful" engraving, and the Fashion Tlate and Patterns are of tha latest styles! The reading matter is, if possible, more than usually interesting. Philadelphia 82 a year.- v-.s.- - XT'. Tha Pork season is now about closed. Mr; Bailey, ha packed 4.700 hogs, being almost 2,000 more than hi last eeason' operations. ' . Tbe average weight of the hogs, thia eeason, wa 199 ft. ; last aeason, 201 lbs. 8o th aver age, thia aeason, fa 2 lbs. less than last. J? Coxorxss. No , Speaker yet Sher- man still lacks th inevitable three votes of an election. ", I To U ConlinutdA '. " -2 .12 VORH. TV. U. van uorro is paying the highest market price,' in cash, for Corn delivered at hi store. Pkogees ih Missouri. Missouri sp pear to be progressing Uelward. The recent Legislature passed a strict law against a bat are termed publications cal culated to incite slaves to rebellion ; bnt as slaves are not permitted to be taught to read, we are unable to conceive how all the Abolition documents in the world, if thrust before them, could incite them to rebellion, unless their masters should read the contents for them. The law ia simply intended to suppress the publica tion of Free State papers. . As the num ber of Slave diminishes, th Slaveites grow more desperste. This new. act of tyranny will but hasten their doom. Free State paper cannot be effectually snp pressed. and no earthly power can pre vent Missouri from becoming a Free Sute. .We believe tha Legislature also passed a law for tha banishment or enslavement of the free negroes ia the State. W Patrick Brogan, aays tha Tribune local, committed suicide in New York, by cutting his throst with a razor. The keen-edged Instrument separated the toll and body of that Brogan ! . Republican Caucus at Columbia. Got. Chase the Choice for Seaator. Colchbus, Jan. 4 Midnight A general cauens of the Republican members of the General Assembly was held in the Hall of the House of. Repre sentatives this evening. The Hon. Aaron Harlan presided, and Senator Cox and Samuel Brown acted as secretaries. The object of the cauens was to come to some conclusion in regard to the U. 9. Senator. There were seventy-four members present and nine absent, which perhaps, to some extent, modified the action of the caucus. A warm discussion ensned, in which some members evinced a good deal of warmth of feeling. This might be said more particularly of those who were opposed to the election of Mr. Chase. Mr. Par rott, I understand, was very indignant at tbe proposition to return that gentleman to the Senate. Some members favored immediate action, .others a delay of week or so, and others a postponement to the end of the session ; none, bowever, advocating the holding of an extra ses sion. Tbe first are ardent Chase men, the next conservatives, the latter anti Chase. The delay of a week waa advo catad by a large number of gentlemen ont of respect to the conservatives. Of the absentees four were Senators snd five Rfuresenlativr. The sbsent Senators wetVMessrs. Harrison, Jones, Cnppy, snd Ready, all conservatives, and anti- Chase on the first choice. Of the five Reprssentstives four are for Chase. The result of the meeting wss an. agreement to meet next week Wednesday night, but without a pledge to settle the question then. A good feeling now prevails, snd a general spirit of conciliation. The whole thing will be decided without diffi t-ulty, and bow. may be determined from the fact that about nine ont of every ten men present to-night are Chase men. The Factious Democracy. The de lay in organizing the House of Represen tative has been prolnced by the factions obstinacy of tha Democrats. This is now admitted by their print. The Washing ton States, in an article disapproving of their having voted ' for Maynard, ssys :'..:. "In tactics, it must be confessed that we are no match for our opponent. ' They have purpose, while we report to make shifts. Their candidate is just as fresb in the eh teem of his supporters now aa when Unentered the arena. Our, eminent as wss his qualification, was forced tore tire, in order that inconsiderate experi ments might be tested. South Ameri can diplomsy was at the bottom of it, and South American diplomacy baa suc ceeded ia getting tha Democracy into such confusion that there ia but little hope that it will ever regain the position which it attained on tT first day of th session. There were perhaps not less than twenty Democratic members who believed that they conbt be elected by the odds aad ends which Mr. Bocock had failed to unite.' Delusive expectation! But it had the effect to influence the over sen sitive Virginian to voluntarily i withdraw his weighty name from tha contest.. All has heen cham sine in out ranks, and so will likely remain antil tha pluraity rule shall be adopted, when John Sherman will speedily ha conducted to the Speak er's chair. But when will that occur, our anxious readers avill inquire ? Ah ! that qnestion we cannot answer. , It must be weeks it msy be months. , But, alae! it ia inevitable. Haro cp ros ExTERTAmsrr. W notice thst' the people of New York are about to be bored with a speech from H. Clay Pate, formerly of Weatport, Mo., on the history and conduct of John Brown whil ia Kansas. - . ' : ,'. T. . If Pate be as efficient in the forum . as he proved to be in the field, th Gotha mitee who listen to bis barrangn. will have our sympsthy. After all bowever, h ia but one of th dregs left in th Kan sas cup, and had aa well be (wallowed down ia New York as else where. Jo. WuL ... . . ... . A Fact hot Pcbusbxd. Our Demo cratic cote mporarie are trying to make political capital out of the ' adjournment of the Legislature fronv Lecompton to Lawrence. W by or bow tbia can or should be done ia a mystery to ns. -'The preamble and resolution by which this re moval was effected, waa drawn np, intro duced and supported; dy 3Ir. McMstn, a democrat from Wyandotte County,' and he waa backed np in the movement by several other Democrat in the House. Let them lay the blame at th door where it belong. - ' ' Mr. Grow evidently had no thought of accepting a challenge from Mr. Branch, and evidently had very serious thoughts of defending himself if attacked.' Ia both the thing be' wss right. ' Tbe member of Congress-who violate tbe present very severe and stringent law ea- tablisbsd in the District of Columbia against duelling deserve to be kicked ont of Congress and jerked into tbe Peniten- CASSIU3 X. CLAY Ef XZTTTTr Be Vindicate Frt, SptKhtndLtf J Seumrd Jdt A GOOD BLOW FOR FREEDo Lonsvn.Lt. Kv. j. .. . Casaina M. Clay BpnV9 ,t . ' last niabt pursuant tn I,;. i ,: rwifort The door of the State Hons, wl'?' upon him, and he delivered V ' from the portico in the prean, Fch immense multitude. He decWi f " an Emsncipstionist an.t . TJlf and vindicated the nationalir'0" otism of Wm. H. Sew.rd. Som' friend, were .oliciton. fbrhi. personS' ty when be was refosed the Court R bnt Mr. Clay persisted in .S' the portico. HewMeiU o, for any emergency and was t4ateK profound respect nis ani. ' ablest effort ofhi. life Honor to the brave and gallant C7 . All honor to the iron hearted F-TV It will be reme,Wi a A feathers. This no sooner estne to tlwZ ofCiusM Clay,h.nh.e.uJdp lie notice to be given, that k, mnf lp "VF" rf FnMoTi sS of the Republican party. In the excited stste of teymft ;t hsrdly thonght that even Cassias M. CI. would run the gauntlet. But th,, wi! thonght this mistook the man Cas. Cl and though the very doors weredoiM his face, he spoke well and braveUrf great men and great principles. Aw" and he made that vast crowd p the homage of silence, attention and . spect. It wss a glorioua victory for free pnV ciple and manhood, and ws miuki greatly if it does not bear rich frnits Would to God the canae of Freaios, had a few more champions like iImjJ. lant Cassins Clay Leatnvorth Taut. Thr Slaxdereb or Jobs Brows Tst wife of G. W. Brown, editor of the H aid of Freedom, has filed her petition ia the Distri.-t Court of this County for a divorce, chsrging the said Brown wiltt adultery on several occasions, ones in bit offieeRnd once in his own honse, a&l with inhuman treatment, sneh as to res der her condition intolerable. Rhehas re tained Judge Smith and S. X. Woo.!. Esq.. as her attorney. This Geo. W. Brown is the creature whose slanders against the nnWe John Brown, were so indnstrionxlv rircnWl by the pro-staveiy press at the Eut. He is also the creature who during bit editorial career. maligned nearly erfrr prominent Free-State man in Kansas. ' This slanderer of the living and dead is thns hell np before the world h his own wife as an adulterer and iolioaa monster. The footsteps of jnstire m sometime slow, bnt terribly surs at th lsst Lawrtntt Republican. The Lawrence correspondence of tb Time reveals the following scanM: "Mrs. G. Y. Browo baa applifl for a divorce, charging her liege lord wiik adultery and inhuman treatment Itweiu that sngela csnnot stand everything Two years ago Mrs. Brawn was 'nnranpl wife.' so said the Herald of Freedom. Brown's prominence as the 'elitor of tbs first free State paper in Kan",' gies n usual interest to the case. Certain eqnir ocal epixtle from Brown's 'femslecltrk.' which liar fallen into Mrs. B.'s hauli, give a darlc coloring to the Brow wr ncss." . 1 ' We were of the opinion that the fre love doctrines of both parties would bits reconciled them to such little matters. ' Kextcckv 0. S. Sehator. Join C. Breckenridge. at present Vice PreiiJeat of the United States, wss yesterday elec ted U. S. Senator by the Kentucky Leg islature, to succeed Hon. John J. Critten den. Mr. Crittenden's term as Senator expires on the 4th of March, 1861. ssi Mr.iBreckenridge's terra as Vies Prei dent expires at the same time. Tb Ut ter, therefore, will only step dowa frost the desk of the President of the Seattt, and take his place on th floor. v WotxoVT Secboi. The Soatb students: of the New York iliI schools assembled on Wednesday ereniof to deliberate npon the propriety of fol lowing the example of the fraternity Philadelphia. After abundant HiscuM" in which the Union sentiment wa great ly in the ascendant, a call waa mail for theaeceder to mrround the ebiirma, when only 14 out of the 300, exhibited their willingnes to withdraw. W nnderstand thst the Republic members of th Legislator hsv charged 92 per day for their board tt W comptoa. a! Wakh' Hotel, and Uu ers 8L25. - ' " Thia i to 'punish th RepoblicsniW adjorning contrary to Walsk's tf maud. -Xgwrrsc epullict : AiErBOSROC STATfllBST.- been invited by onr distwguisbed Bf" bor. Sam A. Medsry, to deny tbs rrpo published in several papers of tha ism tory, that ha bad purchased th pnf office of tin Herald of Freedom. statement ia without foundation.-. JuUlan Express. '., ' - Gitl Stwrt of Missouri ii'l good thing.; ttnt he pot tl-Sr, newro biD into hi. pock : be has called thcoondreliy who paaeed it. together to M extra Session oa the 27th of attend to their legitimate iah- tame RepntXtcvn. t , ofLWr An latest wreaienaa . j eo tactics to keep the next FZlt for a Congressional caucus to "ot, ticket over the head of the CharlJ Convention, by wsy of forcing ? fftf to indarse the nomination-. 1B tried in 1824. with Crswford. but biyfaiw.:; ; ! Gov. Letcher of Virginia rVji. mond on th 1st mss. aod w- - j sworn into office by wat Winchester, th same who pr"1"" . trial of John Brown. ' '-. . Mr. Longworth, ""diia to Mr. Sherman th R1 rvl for Speaker, a' present of j' bottlea of hi. fsmooa Catawba w .