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TllCRSDAT MORNING. JANL AKi 13.
..t- tram Krerdf Johnson.
The HonrTlrvtaDT JoMo.in an aMrf
Kr. Lb.Uailftl Stat Court at Waahlngton, a
few dar- 20, thtu Tlodicate! th Ute CLief
Jostic Tastet from th felae reirefroUtiontfcat
v haJ declared ia th Iid Scott decmoa iut
vegrof wer peteons "who hd no right, which
tb wb.it man .waa booed to rr?pct:
. . ...t mtiEff of oar own bar, Mr
Chairman, tot will rememUr that I dccme-J it
due to bU ehreur lo TiadieU It from u iin
ruuüoa tttttrlf unjust, because utUr! faJe. , '
f . r.r. ....t it k. In theopibion
that b delivered io the DrcJ Scott cee. r
in of tb African racwfn tbia curdtrv, be eaiJ
. thev had do rigbu which the wLit man was
i . nltine oa thi eitract
aloo. tboujh kDowioff that it ii but tbt. prt of
sentence, by certain ciasa u,
: t.it'er end maliroant terms, as enter
.;n;.ih inhnmin ntiment that tue words
, A I . I ' uv
.V.r. K lKmUIlM conveyed: DU tbll. toO.
although it U perfect! manifest, from what
P. . - . . i - f . .1...
be atta imtneiiateiv ociure anu auer,
be mentioned the "fact tot to justify, but
to deplore it. He Kava It a Historical
fact, mud the architea. legislative atd
;r.r.;.! cf all the colonies, at ard
fr.p rar after our Declaration of In
dtptnden?. prove beyond all d ubt that in that
mirm I V a ra an t rn 1 . JStl ttt QtD tli-
irt;rinf hlmrlf an Hürh opinion . Ion z bef ot e
that cai nm decided b hid maoamittH the
(Uth that be had owned, thl they might bare
rlgbu which 11 mn would be bound torwpect,
and nerer declined to rire professional id to
auch of the race apoke to the courts to accure
the rights of freemen The chirge ia but one of
the many calumnie with which the prejudice
or pfion of pcliticl prtism, ia time of
high etcitemnt, caue them, io total dif regard
of truth, to fill the public ear. In this infUiiCP,
I nppoA, for a time. nd with eeruin ortiou
of our people, it ruwercd Iw purpose. But, if
not already, it will be hereafter forgotten, and
fair and intelligent men of the future, ai do those
of the prevnt day, should they ever refer to it.
will oaly inarvel that an acc-nntitii po wholly
Rroandlea could at any time hare been liitcned
ta by honest men, een for a moment, with any
thing but disgust and Indignation.
Mr. Johnson cooelulo.1 h!a remark?, which
were quite lengthy, by ying that "the calm
judgmetjt of posterity, uneorrepte! or unaffected
by prtin paMion, will ratify the conclusion o
. the bar of the Union that purer aud abler judge
uercr liredtlun lioota D. Taxiy."
' Tb city council of Kranaville bare appro
prfated $2j.0(!0 f.r bounties to volunteers, on
condition that the county commixfioncrfl ap pro
priate thirty five thousand doll.tr fur the fame
purpose, the whole to make a common fuud for
the beiieSt of the whole county.
In New Albany, up to Monday evening Kit,
$'i),UOO bad been paid iu by tho citizen ul-joct
to draft, in um of $'25 each, to free the city
froth the draft.
The farmer say the winter wheat promises
a great crop.
, The Terre Haute Kxprcd nays th:it at the
' prexbyteTlin festival held ai'Dowlin's hall, on
Tuesday evening Ust.tbc tableaux of the "Hirth
of CopU" was presented " bttily and with fine
Au "Amateur Hi-trionic Association" has
been formed in Terre Haute. It opens nett
week with " She Stoops to Conquer " and "a
Moruing Call" for the benefit of the poor and
oldierw' familiea. ?
Attempt of the Ila4lcnl to- Displace
WASiiixfcTos. Janutry 7.
' An adroit plot ta Irjuro (JenShfirraan for the
benefit of the radicals bat joatcomo to iint. I
rive the story as it is circulated here without de
cidiug upon it truth or falsity. The fact ia. the
itfemist of the republican prty (and they are
now in the majority) were immvnsely di.'gU.tcd
at learning that ft en. Sherman did not seizo all
the negroes whom hia army met on it. triumph
ant march through Georgia, and what was iu
their eyes more unpardonable, did not arm every
one of them who was able bodied. How to draw
censure upon the brave general with a view to
accomplish their purpose wa the problem to bo
olved. Of course it was the hight of folly to
say a word against Geu. Sherman while the
lanrela of hi.- late caniuain were yet fresh. The
report runs that this device wis resorted to: A
rumor waa et ahVjat that Oeu Sherman ha J sud
denly nhown 'gn of insanity; that he was be
lieved to be lion compos nif titis at the early part
of the wir, and the excitement arising from hU
march from Atlanta to Sivannah has brought on
; , a return of bi olJ trouble. J ujt at tbi juncture
Secretary Stanton was announced to have gone
to Geo. Grant's headquarters to cocfer with him
about most Important matters. "Nothing was
laore ey tbao to start the story that the reason
. for conference was the reported derangement of
Could this officer be displaced on thlj ground,
the radical. could wax loud in praises of his
past achievements, sympathize with bis aßliction,
and secure as hi successor some man perhaps
Imitier who would not stick at any demand of
theirs. Such ta the report in circulation here.
To-day a new phae appears upou it which woulJ
meeta to render credence to the original rumor.
' It is stated that the object of Mr. Staoton'a visit
to General Grant was to decide upon oroe fixed
rule for the disposal of negroes coming within
the lines of Sherman's army. It is liow under
stood that the mode of dealing with them, which
Sherman has adopted, and which is the same as
that adopted by General Mct'lellan during the
lima that be waa in active service, ta be uprr
seded at once, and hereafter alt able bodied re
groes who are captured will 1 furnished with
arms, and ci iie to do such service as they can
io the rank of our array. - Tbi deman 1 of the
radical , was urged on the groend that Mr. Liu
cola waa elected on a strict abolition polier, and
that no? b taust pursue that policy to the utter
most, or forfeit the support of the very men who
did the most to secure bis re election; and any
ofScer who will co operate in this mat tax mut
be shelved without any compunction. The
whole story will doubtless ie made public in d'je
lime, but I do not believe thit a. will differ in
any Important particular from what I bare stated
. ISavauaah CtrrfoaUDco of To Philadelphia Ircv
.Tlajor Cieneral Mirrman.
The pictures and descriptions of Gen. Sherman
ooqvav anything but a just idea of of his charac
ter. In person r. el he bears a family likeless to
his brotherSenator John Sherman, but has
stronger quality of feature. As he sat upon Lis
hore. erect as a mast, for more than two hours,
I thought him, beyond comparison, the most sol
dierly figure in the artuj. He is about ix foot
in bright, with all the mature physical power of
vigorou middle age at command, and without
aa ounce of fieh, superfluous or wanting. His
brow is in'ellectual and free, he.td not big. bnt
high, and he has th etroogoi eje in the army,
and a long aquilice noe, as good in its wy as
the "Iron Djke's." Those picturaa aad di-crip-t
on, which give him sometime like the face of
. a t-ger aid thi manners of a slouch, err upon
the wrong side. . .
The side face of Sherman gives you as much
tLe idea of a profe-eor as of a soldier; the full
face britling with the short cropped, stnJy mcs
tacheand beard is military without being savage.
He is a full composition of the Yankee soldier,
and a ae tjje of the intellectual American.
Bunta uct acd energy, instant frception,
comprthensiTestuJj.and true military fire, scera
to be written in his features. He ii bad of hi
horse, and not at all foud of Jres;l a capital
kifecior, and a drect talker. H, lamiliar mat.
ner is eccentric sometime, ,v. generally gtxd
' humored, aal though ar uncocDf romiaing sol-
dier, be is :iil a Lare aud kui heartal man a
quality to which his freqaetit care for the poor
and humble negroe who hire follcweJ h? camp
will Lear wiu.ta. At tb reiew Le wore his
bstat civlhe tud a new fell hat, which every
one suspect be bat donned in honor of the occu-pt'xn.
Wiat( January 11.
The Senate met at 3 . n . L'rtit. Oorernor
DaVcr in the chair.
orriciAts cot5o to caitr.
lVtillor. were laid before tie S:.äte from th
county ofTiren of lijrtLoloroew tni ) U i
ti. rraiir.r lor "more reeroacn.
T. rtlt.om. w tb II thoe oi a ne Diurc
..r,fr rrtiej. were eien u u
" r : . r i v. r.v.
committee on grier.nre. anJ It wa ordered that
K.I IWII vi m v ..
.ii u -.. mkm j LereAiier are io c i"
name cocimitteo without rcidln;
$100 TO IACU fWATüa.
ilr. Herd, from the committee cn stationery.
sumbitted the following:
Mr rreident: Ti e select committco appoint
J under a reaolion of the Senate to ueie ana
report a suitable tnole of providing iM.Mj
fr the member and oCcers tltreof, tve in
structed me to report that, believing ia the exer
cise of a rigid ecocomy, acd üe use of a frugal
and (paring hand in our dealings with the public
money, we have nsexl some eflort to dou the
amount of expenditures heretofore required fur
turnosia of tal;onery, that a convenient aud
juat sytem might be devi-cd for an equal nd
convior.al'e distribution of the sjujc Ibe
committee have inquired of the secretary ofttite,
who distributed a portion Of tee stationery to
the members of the preceding scsion of the leg
islature, as to the cost of the stationery thus pro
videJ, aud ba reports thit be has ro data upon
which to estimate the co.-tof the same, ina-much
as such stationery as was di.apenacd by him was
purchased t rior to bis htry into office, bat he is
sntisfiel thnt the stationery furnished would ex
ceed, npon an average, one hundred dollar to
each Hifiuber, at tl o low rate. at which station
cry was then purchased; and wince that time sU
lionery has increped almost three fold in value,
and it would economize the finance of the state
to pa j to each member one hundred dollars, and
require the members to furnish their own sta
tionery. Such measure would avoid the ne
cessity of a stationery clerk and a stationery
doorkeeper, at a cost of $12 per day;'. thereby
saving to the state tho sum of f 73i hi thee
Item alone; and it will secure an equal and jut
distribution of stationery amanjj the members.
The committee therefore recommend to the Sen
ate that each member of the Senate shall be pal 1
the sum of one hundred dollars and the
president of the Senate $150, fr Hatiohery
purposes, to be piid by the treasurer of state to
the members, oa the certificate of the president,
and to the president upon his ownorder; aud that
the state librarian hall furnish to the principal
and as.-iitant secretaries o( the Senate all hU
tionery, required by them, upon their own orJr,
and to the chairmen of committees upo'; their
order, on a tote of their respective commit
The committee believing that this, arrange
ment would shut olT the sluices of a wasteful
extravagance, recommend it to the conidf ration
of the Senate. . Francis T. Honn,
Mr. Browu, of Wells, spoke againüt the prop
osition of the committee. He contended that the
frame rs of oar state constitution intended th-it
members of the legislature should receive whtt
would be equivalent to thrrec gold dollars for
every Jay the General Assembly should bo in
Fossion, and in addition to that, nil the stationery
they wanted. He fhoulJ therefore vote for the
bill before the Senate, which provides that hon
orable members shall be paid in gold and silver,
or its equivalent.
Mr. Oyler was sure the old bill not on the
files of the Senate would meet with sore defent.
He should oppooc it, and should vote against the
committee's report .also, because be could not
consent to do that indirectly what he would not
Mr. Ilennctt should vote for the adoption of
the committee s report, because he believed it
wa sus;estin4j what would result in a saving to
the at atc
Mr. Nile remarked that it had been his inten
tion, and he had so expressed himself, to vote
against the principle of the report, but on read
ing in the morning papers the statement of a
gentleman, who is probably better acquainted
than any ' other with the diibursementa and
financial alTiirs of the state, that the expendi
tures for Etatiouerv have generally been more
than one hundred dollars for' each member, he
had concluded that it was proper to favor the
rejKjrt. . . .
The committee's report was concurred in un
dor the pressure of the previous question, by the
following vote: a
Yeas JJesars. Allison, Darker, Bennett, Hon
ham, Urowo of Hamilton, Cason, Chapman,
Cobb, Corbin, Cullen. Davit.. Douglas, Dunniug,
Gaff, Giflord. Hord, Hvatt, Milligan. McClurz.
Jiilcs.'Noyea. PedeH. Rich mood", Stsgcs, Terry,
Thompson, Van Bu?kirk, Ward, Wood, and
Wrigbt-30. .. ...
, jiays Messrs. Bceson. Uowman, Brvlley,
Brown of Wells, Carson, Culver, Dykes. Eng
lish, Finch, Fuller. ' Hanna, Jenkins, Marshall,
Mason, Moore, Ncwlin,' Oyler. Vawter, Wil
So the report waa concurred in. '
" AtJcsmo? ok tiik scnoon jftD.
Senate bill No, I? was returned from tbe spe
cial committee, to which it was referred, with
recommendation that it pass. The report and
bill was referred to the committee on'eduea-
tion. - . ..
ROOM FOB COMMITTEES.
Mr. Van Buskirk offered tbe followiae, which
Resolved, That the door keeper be authorized
to procure one room for each of the followin;
standing committees, viz: " Committee on Snan
ces, committee on tne judiciary, committee ou
elections, and committee on edacaticD.
On motion by Mr. Thompson, tho doorkeeper
was ordered to Gt up committee rooms in tbe
governor's mansion, recently vacated. "
Mr. Bennett offered the following concurrent
resolution, which was adopted:
KcsoutM, l bat toe öenate will, the House
concurring. 20 Into tbe election of the follow inar
name J ujjeers, thrs day, at Ulo o clock p. m
viz: Ont aent of state, one state printer, one
state libarian, one trustee of the Wabash and
Krle canal, one director for the southern and
Ihree directors for tho oorthern state prifon.
,vr. lieeson offered the following, which was
Resolved, That the committee od finance be
instructed to allow no claim, unless tbe same he
presented at least ten days before the final a J
journment of the legislature, unless tbe same may
have accrued within the last teu day of the ses
sion. Mr. Bencett offered tbe following:
Resolved, That tbe first standitg rule of the
Senate be so amended as to read as follows:
"The president shall take the chair every dvy at
precisely 2 o'clock in the afternoon, unless the
Senate phall, by resolution have adjourned to
some other hoar."
Mr. Vawter offered the following, which was
Resolved, That the committee heretofore ap"
pointed on railroad appraisement be directed to
investigate and report:
1st. Whether any railroad 13 or has beende
linqnent as to the payment of its tax.
2d. The amount of such delinquency.
'M. Why the same has not been paid.
4th. Any necessary legation to correct this
abuse; and that they bate power to send for per
sons and papers.
A bundle of testimony in the Jennings anil
Jackson county contested election case, and the
reports of the several branches of tbe B ink of
the Sute of Indiana, were laid before the Senate
by communications from tho secretary of state,
and president of the ban, and were referred to
it rrro iriaie coin unices.
ilection or STATE OrriCXRS.
A message from the
Hoae announcf J
passage by that body of
tlic following :
Resolved. By tie lLu of Representative,
(the Senate concurring.! that the two Houe
meet ia joint convention, in th?s at 2!8
o'clock p. ra: of this day, ard to proceed to the
ejection of state agent, state printer, ttate libra
rian, trustee of the Wabash and Erie canal, di
rector of Southern Trven, directors of Northern
1'risoa. .' ' '
Mr. William moved to strike out the words
"directors of the xorthera state prison."
Mr. Cason moved to lay the amendment on the
t4e. . ; -. .- -i ,r
The motion was agreed to by yeas, 23; tajs,
-4 the lieutcoaut governor giving the casting
The Senate then concurred io the House reso
lafon by yaa. 27; nars. 31.
Tbe following bills were introduced, read tbe
first time, sod severally passed to the second
By Mr. Dunning, (S. 23; authorizing the
Bank of the State of Indiana to reduce the cap
ita! stock of a branch or branches of said bank,
and to cloe up the buinc of a branch or
branches of said bank under certa'.n regulations,
and amending sections 2 and 74 of "An act to
etablih a ba-,k with branches," paed March
3, 1?$. ; r
Y.j Mr IIL'ua.fS 30; to acthorfxe, regais
and confirm the sale of railroad., to enab1' -
ebasers to form corporations, Ac, to " Per
foration to construct cunnecü' -a able cor
I!v Mr. Hord (8. 31) an branches, Ac.
suralce of life for tU -ct relating to the in
phans. Any tt -eneSt of widows and or
bencfit of L 'u mJ iu?.e hi for the
. wiiow or cnu.jren.or 01 either,
om all claims. croTMed the annual t-re
ii does Lot exceed itLC: and anv married
woman, by hcrhelf or in the uameot her trus
tee, froiu her sep-iratt property, to insure the life
of her bnbari fur her or her children's uc,
free from all claim.
And ibca came the recess for dinner.
The following bills were considered, read
for the fir: time; and pissed to the seetfnJ read
ing. '-..L. Mr.
louglas, (S. giving county survey
crs pjwer 'i administtr oaths to viewers of
Mr. Corbin, (S. 'A3,) amending sections 1,7,
9, 10 and 12 of the northern Mate prison act.
Mr. Gaff, (S. 3t,) authorizing cities to rur
chase parks, fair ground and grounds for public
usch outside if their Corporate limits, , .
, Mr. Vawter, (S. 2a,) providing for the ap
praiscment of railroads.
Mr. Gjff, (S. 36,) to legalizo c'Uy appraise
nicrits, assessments, ic
Mr. Willijms. (S. 37.) dividing the stato into
11 rongres-ional di-t ict.
Mr. Corbin. (S. 3?,) making provision for the
election of officers of the benevolent intitu
Mr. DiMilas, (S. 3'J.) rcrulatini: the time of
the eomtnon plea court of hitley
un motion ty Mr. rr;üiev, a resolution wa
r we vit
adopted instructing the committee on benevolent
institutions to report a bill providing for the tak
ing care ot the incurable insane of uur state at
the public expense.
The Houc of Representatives pent iu a incs-
sace informing tho Senate that beats were in
waiting lor them
Whereupon honorable Mutator left their place
ana proceeded to t lie ball of the Hou.-e. tberc to
elecUbe t-erersl state officers indicated in a rcso
Iution 1 eel ted in this' forenoon's proceedings.
W hen senators returned to their desks
On motion the Senate adjourned.
The House nut at 0 o'clock, Mr. Speaker
in the ch.nr, und a quorum present
The ionrn il of vesterd.iv w.n rend und au
thentic at ed.
Mr. Speaker laid before the llouo u commu
nicntloii from tho president of the Bank of the
Suto of .Indiana, transmitting reports of the
condition of the several brauche. thereof.
On motion ot 31 r. Hrowi. the resolution was
referred to the committee on btnks.
Lb AYE Or AHSKNCE,
On motion of Mr. Spencer, was nskcsl and ob
tained for Mr. Sullivau.of Vat.derburg. till Fri
Mr. Gregory, of Warren, with refereuco to tuk
ing acknowledgements of deed by soldiers in the
army; which, without reading, was referred to
the committee ou judiciary.
Mr. Ilice Reciting that, Whereas, large
amounts of tbo school fund have been long un
used; therefore, the superintendent of public in
Slructioti is requested at as early u day as pos
sible to report to the House the amount of said
funds ' from which no revenue is accruing
Mr. Colliu submitted the following:
Resolved, That the committee on corporations
be instructed to inquire luto the propriety an
expediency 01 restricting tne rate and tare on
all the railroads iu the state, and report by bil
or otberwle. .-','..
On motion of Mr. Bojd the resolution was ro
ferred to the coraniittre on corporations.
Mr Grißith ubiaitted a concurrent resolutio:
relative to the distribution of acts.
Mr. Newcomb 6uggeted that it would lenuire
mi act to aathoriao such a distribution of the
acts. ; . '
On motion of Mr. Griffith the concurrent res
olutioa wa. referred to the committee on judicia
ry, with instructions to report by bill.
Mr. Harrison, (No. 12; amending li-t section
of the act for the better protection of religious
and agricultural meetings, and all other lawfu
assemblages of the people.
Mr. Prather. (No. 13) for the relief of per
sons who havo lost property by rebel raids, par
ticuiar by tne John morgan raid, nead once
Mr.Dranbam: No. 12. A bill for tbe relief o!
soldiers and mariners, and of the families of j-ol
diers and mariners, in the United States service,
by taxation levied upon tbe property of tbe
country at the rate of. five mill per hundred
cents. Read first time.
Air. liraubam moved to-suspend the rule to
read the bill tho second time, that it might be re
ferred to the judicial committee.
Mr. Bukirk stated the practice on the subject
of reading bills twice on the same day. It re
quired a two thirds vote to suspend the rules
and also another vote to suspend to read the bil
either by title or sections. ' ' '
Mr. Branham's motion prevailed, and the rules
were suspended, in order to have the bill read a
second time. Yeas 6G, nays 3.
Mr. Bran ham then moved to suspend the con
btituiional ru!e and read the bill by title only.
Messrs. Barnes, Brown and Ruskirk stated the
Mr. Speaker said that in hi9 ruling be Of sired
strictly to conform to that.
' Mr. Branham's motiou prevailed and the bil
was read by title and referred to tbe judiciary
Gregory, of Warren.relative to tbe endowraet,
of a college for the benefit of soldiers. Read
MLS AUE FROM THE SENATE.
The Senate, as the secretary thereof reported
agreed to tlie House resolution to go into th
election of the several state ofEcer this after
1100 u at 2ln o'clock.
Mr. Buskirk had read by the clerk the late or
dinance passed by the City Council of Indianap
olis against substitute brokers and bounty jump
ers, sc., and onereu a resolution tuit the matter
be referred to the committee on corporations
with instruction. to inquire whether the charter
of the city permits such power to the Council to
pass such an ordinance, and if so, to report a bil
to amend the charter.
Mr. Bukirk argued against the ordinance, and
denounced it as interfering with the rights of citi
Mr. Miller, of Tippecanoe, also opposed th
Mr. Newcomb vindicated the action of th
Ciiv Council in passing it.
Finally the matter as referred to the judiciary
Mr. Wright stated that a resolution waa adopt
ed yesterday ordering newspapers to be sent to
soldiers He understood that the christian com
mission was furnishing papers by thousands to
our soldiers in the field; therefore they needed,
in this record, none of onr help. The adoption
ot thi resolution entailed an expenditure of
Lhxce thwUa.i:.d dollars or more unnecessarily up
on the tax pavers of the state already onerously
burdened. He therefore moved a reconsidera
of ue rote adoptiog tbe resolution afore
Mr. Brown The provisions of the resolution
adopted yesterday with regard to the newspapers
have already ben carried out by the doorkeeper,
w fe has made contracts in pursuance thereof
with the several publishers. Already have the
shwts beea laid .upon the 'desk in accordance
therewith We are therefore bound by the con
trac.a;d 1 move to lay the motion of the gen
tleman from Je0Vroc oa the table.
Pending the question, on motion of Mr. New
comb the House adjourned until 2 p. m
The House met nursuaal to sdiournasent. V
Speaker in the chair.
A KE-SACE raow THE st.v
Announced the passage by '
2f os. 3 and 13, and sug -t body of bills
of the Houe thereto .tir.g the concurrence
jr s' -rsms roc soLcirits
mot)'' .jaker I he pending question i the
1? ,J Of the f et tie man from Jackson. (Mr.
rown.) to lav the resolution of the centleman
fmn T , CT TI' 1. .1 . 11.
iwui ; unison, .ir. v rign:,; on me tao;e.
Mr. Brown withdrew the motion to table.
Mr. Branharn moved that Mr. Speaker be di
rected to de foci a sum efficient to rv for these
newspapers, to be drawn frotn the $KH) lpiece
voted to tueaibers jesterdaj, but withdrew it lor
ilr. tlrndricks, who subrxijUeii tlie following:
Rewlved, That the stationery clerk be
ntrtjted to charge each member with tLe
cost of all the etitutcs fureished him. ard also
the cost Of all newspapers placed on his desk for
any purpose whatever.
Mr. Brachara demanded the yeas and nays.
Mr. Brown moved to refer the resolution to
tho judiciary committee. Almost everything
from this side goes that course.
I ne motion was rejected, and tbe question re
curred on adoption
Mr. Rranbam demanded the division of the
tit. it ggin, Mr. bocatcr. I tnmic 1 can see
mr TT m w . . -m
in advance what will be the result of this news
paper question, an I other kindred ones. I know
that so far as the srate is coocerneJ, its finances
will not be improved. I therefore move to lav
the resolution on the table.
The yea and navs beim: demanded.
Mr. Huikirk explained that each member bad
been furnished with a copy of the statutes under
mistake. Jlo understood tbe effect of the adop
tion of the resolution to be to charge members
un inose statute whether they want tnem or
not, and also with the cot of the newspapers
Mr Speaker announcing that the time for tbe
special order hid arrived, the matter was passed
for the present.
JOINT CONVET.TfO'l ELXCTIOS OF STATE OFFICERS
At 2 o'clock, according to previous resolu
tion, botn houses met in joint convention for
for the purpose of electing certain state cfii
Sets were prepared for senators and they en
tcrcd and possessed them, being received by the
members of the House taudiug and in eilenre,
under the rule enunciated by the honorable Mr
rspeaker tne other dav.
Seats were aUo provided fur I aw es, manv of
whom were present, lending grace and enchttit
merit to the view.
The lieutenant governor, Mr. Baker, as the
presiding officer, called the convention to order.
announcing the objects thereof
Mr. Newcomb, member from Marion, moved
the order iu which the elections should be made
Approved by the convention.
KLECTIOX OK KTATK TRINTER.
Mr. Newcomb nominated W. R. Ilolloway, of
Mr. Bradley noniin tcd John B. Norman, of
M a. . t? a tfc .v
1 nc rcsun announced w.an: iioiiowuy tr-visor-
Holloway Has declared by Mr. Pie-ident duly
AGLNT OK STATE
Mr. Dunning 'nominated George A. Uubkirk.of
Mr. Williams nominated Matthew L. Rrett, of
The result was: Raskirk h4, Brett M
Bukirk was declared duly elected.
6TATK LI Hit AlilAN.
Mr. McCoy nominated R. F. Foster, of Ma
Mr. Buskirk nominated David Stcvtnsou, of
The result was: Foster c2, Stevenson 50.
Zoster waa declared duly elected.
WADASU CANAL TRl'STFK.
After Fome debate as to whether tho candidate
hliould be elected 4y ballot or by a viva voce
vote, the convention decided to proceeded viva
voce, the president remarking that If there was
any -mistake under the Uw it would rectified here
Mr. Chapman nominated David M. Dunu, of
Mr. Newland nominated William A.-Sangster,
The result was Dunn, bO; Smgster, 17.
Dunn declared duly elected.
PIIU.CTOR OK 8TATL" THISON SOUTU.
Mr. Miller, of Tippecanoe, i.ominated Wil
liam S. Ferner, of CUrko. .
Mr. Hu?kirk nominated Mela W. Shields, of
Jackson. - ... .
Tho result was Ferrier, t2; Shields, 57.
Fcrrier was declared duly elected for the
period prescribed by law.
. I1 RECTOR OK STATE TRISON MUTH.
Mr. Brown, of Wells, offered a resolution de
claring that it is the sense of this convention that
two of the directors of tho northern prison fnld
their cflicea Jegally two years longer, and de
manded the yeas and nays ou the question.
Mr. Dunning objected. This convention was
not sitting in a legislative capacity; therefore, it
could cot take the vote demanded on tho resolu
Tbe president ruled ia accordance with Mr.
Mr. Brown appealed.
Mr. Dunning agaiu objected, and the president
ruled the appeal out of order.
. Mr. Buskirk stated that, ia view of the action
of the convention, he waa instructed by the dem
ocratic members to say that they had no candi
dates to propose.
Mr. Shipley nominated Carleton E. Shipley, of
The result was: Shipley gl, blank 40. Ship
Mr. Whiteside nominated Hugh Hanna, of
The result w.as: Hanna b3, blank 33. Hanna
Mr. Chapman nomiuated Geu. Joseph K.
Dodge, of Kosciusko.
Mr. Buskirk nominated Gen. , of Bun
combe. Ibe result was: Uodire c. blank JI. liodze
Mr. Dodge moved that the elections just made
be declared unanimous. Lost
The president of the convention, saying that
the business for which it was assembled having
beca concluded, declared it adjourned sine die
The senators having returned from the hall.
on motion of Mr. Gregory, of Warren, the House
The Providence (R. I.) Press has the follow
ing: Within a few years the attention of manufac
turers has been directed to the possibilities of
again resuming tho manufacture of flax by ma
chinery. Considerable difficulty has been expe
rienced ia reduce ; the fibre to a proper täte to
be operated upu.:; and numerous experiments
have been institu cJ. Various degrees of sue
cess have attended t! ese efforts, and there is a
good prospect that tho culture and manufacture
of flax will ere long become an important ele
ment in our industry. We were not aware that
so great progress had been made and such a va
rietv of articles had been manufactured, until we
8aw, a day or two since, at the office of Governcr
Smith, several kinds of goods made from Üx
bre, euch as carpet, heavy crah and seamless J House, Liverpool. Each successive mile wag
bigs, the latter being the principal manufacture, witnessed by f ergons who attested its fair per
the other articles be:rg introduced to show tbe forruance. Dnriug her lat mile, which she
applicability and value of tho fibre, large quacti- walked in tbe presence of several hundred per
ties of it till recently being tnrown away after j 60D9. f he several times stopping to dance, and at
the seed had been secured. j the close f-be declared she could have walked
On iuquiry, we learner! that Governor Smith, j 200 miles more, and would be willing to under,
as early as September. 162, determined to enter j take 1.-100.
upon the business. He erected workj at Dela- j ' -
ware, Ohio, which have been in operation more The London Shipping Gaxette gives ex
ilian a year. There is a brick mill 128 by 40 j pressen to a great deal of uneasiness in regard
icet, wita macc.nerv or tne mögt approved kinds
for tbe breaking and scutching of the straw,
with pickers, ic, the power beins furnished bv
a Corliss steam engine. Connected with the
mill is a barn, the largest ia ti e State, being 20 1
fee; and 50 wide, for receiving and storing !
the traw. Alter being reduced snd prepared,
the product is brought to Rhode Island and man- j
ufacturexl into tbe- articles abve mentioned. :
The maeb'tery running at preheat Is at Kicr
Toint, and two other mill are now being prepired
and fitted with the neceary machinery, at Sei
tuate. where it ia intended l conuaue the manu- .
facture of all articles cf the coarser fabrics usual
to produce from Hix with the present processes ;
for ;epaiicg it.
The number cf Indians
State is estimated at 30,CW.
in the United
The Duty en Printing raper.
From tb 5w Tot Port.
The object of a tax laid by the federal cavern-
meet, in the present condition of the country, is
to brirg monty into the treasury ia order to de
fray the necessary public expenses. A tax la:4
for any other purpose, a tax which brings nothing
into the treasury, and the only effect of which is
to Increase the public burdens, by making some
important and necessary article of consump
tion dear, is simply a piece of wanton legislative
cruelty. So far as it goes it is as act of despotic
power, exercised by the government at the ex
peu 4ibe community at large. ,
Tbe indirect tax laid by corjgreis on printing
paper is of. this character. It was onquestiona-
blf laid il iL bonfbt expectation that it would
produce some income to the treasury. It briDgs
it nothing. It Is a barren measure, except to the
paper-makers. It makes printing paper excess
ively, artificially, unnaturally dear, and that is
all. No importer can bring printing paper into
tbe market in the face of a duty of twenty per
cent, on tbe value of tbe commodity, payable in
gold, and accordingly all competition Is excluded.
1 be owners o: paper mills m this country, with
this advantage over the consumer in their bands.
make their owu prices for paper, and dtfy the
grumblers. ' '-
It becomes the duty of congress to interfere in
this matter, and protect the people against the
paper makers. The mem era now see that it acte
as a prohibition on importations, and makes the
price of printing paper exorbitant. It is for them
U act without delay, annulling a measure which
ha so disappointed their expectations, and, bv
allowing which to remain in force, they make
themselves accessory to an act of oppression.
It will not be maintained that the exclusion of
cheap printing paper from our market is de
manded by the public voice, or desired by the
community in even the faintest desree. Ibe
reader of books, wbo finds them growiug dearer
and dearer, does not ask for them. The parent
who finds himself obliged to purchase school
books for bis children, and is made to pay three
times as much for them as formerly, would re
joice to be relieved from this inconvenience.
1 he reader of newspapers and periodicals, who
is coiut ellcd to diminish the number of bis sub
scriptions to these publications, does not desire
that congress sbould rcluse to repeal a measure
which forces him unwillingly to thi privation
On the contrary; all those classes, and they
comprise the whole community, the entire na
tion, would thank Congreas with one voice for
so reducing the duty as to make it productive to
the treasury, and at'the sawo time relieve them
from the unnecessary drain which the duty on
printing paper makes upon their means.
It was not long since that the stamp duty ou
newspapers in Urcat Britain was repealed, in
compliance with tbe public clamor against it as
a "tax upon knowledge. The clamor was just
the stamp duty was iu fact an obstruction to, the
spresd of information; and the objections to
were urged with such force, xeal and constancy
that tho government found itself obliccd to give
way, aud the duty was repealed. 1 he duty or,
printing paper, under which the community suf
fers, is infinitely more unjust and odious than n
stamp duty on newspapers. It is not only a tax
on knowledge, but a tax on education. It taxes
what in (ircat Britain was left free. It taxes not
merely the communication of news and the dis
cussion of public questions, but It exacts a tri
bute from the learner iu .his tcodercst years, and
from the scholar and the man of science in his
highest researches. It levies an alms for the
benefit of the p iper makers upon the child learn
ing his alphabet. There is not a handbill posted
on the coruers of the streets which docs not pay
Worst of all this tribute does not go into the
treasury. The stamp duty exacted In, Great
Htiuin was added to the public income, went to
support tho government and to pay tbe iutereet
of the national debt Our duty ou printing pa
per adds nothing to the riches of the public ex
chequer, but finds its way diroctly into the coffers
of the paper makers. Much better would it be
for the government if it wero a stamp duty,
finco then the origiual reason for imposing it
would continue iu force, and the increase which
it would cause in the prico of printed matter
would go directly into the national treasury.
As the tariff of duties on paper now stands, it
is a cheat, a fraud upon the people. " Why are
newspapers, pamphlets and books, and every
thing printed, so much dearer than formerly t"
asked a patriotic customer of his bookseller.
" Ono reason of the high price," tho book
seller naturally answers, "is the duty
of twenty per cent, on imported printing
paper, which must be'paid iu gold, amounting, in
tact, to more than forty per cent. "Ob, a duty
imposed by the government to supply Its owu
pressing needs," rejoins the customer. "Well,
if the government needs the money, I will pay
tho difference cheerfully." A little further in
quiry would satisfy him that this high duty is re
tained in the tariff not to meet the need of the
government, but to satisfy the greed of the pa
per makers. The tax, therefore, resolves itself
into a deception, which, if Congress allows it
to continue, will be a disgrace to our legisla
tion. These are but a part of the considerations in
favor of the repeal of the tax on printing paper,
and we have by no means done with the sub
ject. .surplus of Women in the Kaai.
A eerious disturbance in tbe equilibrium of
seies ia noticed" by Gov. Andrew, of Mas9., as
I deire to call attention to the exceed of wo
men in Massachusetts, and to the surplus of men,
in Oregon, California, and other remote western
commuuitie. The facility with which young
men migrate, the attractions and opportunities
for them of new states, ibe obriouä embarraRs
rnetits to the migration of young women, the at
traction? of home, wherever it is, to the heart of
women, and her natural dependence, combine to
create this inequality in the distribution of the
sexe. In Oregon, baring 52,160 inhabitant, ac
cording to the census of 1860. there were 19,961
malet o?er 14 years old and only U,878 females
a bo re that acre. Its population ia now estimated
at over 100 ,000 this disproportion yet remain
ing. In Maachuett8 there were 257,833 males
between tbe ages of 15 and 40, and 287,009 fe
male, or a surplus of 29,166. The excess of
women of all ages abore 15 years was 3S.846.
The absorption of men by the military acd
naral service during the intervening four years
has ajjjirarated this disproportion. And it is a
disastrous cue; it disorders the market for labor;
it reduces women and men to an unnatural com
petition for employments fitted for men alone,
tends to increase the number both of men unable
to maintain families, and of women wbo must
maintain themselves unaided. In civilized re
fiued society, it Is the office aud duty of man to
protect woman, to furni-h ber a sphere, a sup
port, a home. In return, 6he com for U, refines,
acd adorns do me.-tic life, the family, and the
range ofj social" influences. This is also, tbe
plainly providential order. Where women are
driven to the competition of the market with
men, or where men are left unsolacexl or unre
fined by the presence of women, society is alike
weakened and demoralized. I know of no more
useful object to which the commonwealth can
lend its aid than that of a movement adapted in
a practical way to open tbe door of emigration to
young women who are wanted for teachers, and
for every other appropriate as well as domestic
employment in the remote west, but wbo are
leading anxious acd aimless lives in New Eng
Mrs. Margaret Douglas, the Australian pedea-
j trian, has completed the task of walking 1,000
j miles in 1.000 hours at tbe American Opera
to the progress of the Amen
progress or tne American navy, it says:
"The Americans bave raised their navy to that
of a first-rate power and this'one fact alone should
mike us look more c!oely than ever to our
r..vy. Instead of our fleet beine overerown. it
is clear that we are a long way behind the United
States iron cladj.
A French physician is out in a long disser
tation on the advantages of groaning and crying
ia general, and especially during aurgical opera
tion He contends that groaning ani crying
are the two grand operations bv wbich nature
:dcev Smith occe remarked: After you
bare written an article, take your pen and strike
out half tbe words, and roa will be surprised to
see bow much stronger it is.
Corner 9 TT.Vtjrs nf Tmnn$ee Strrtti.
TCsmaier.... 71 r. t. u.riiiejr.
Thursday Evening, January 12th.
Till. Is. P. BARRETT.
Pair or Adhimiob. Irea CircU and rarqolts,S
cDt; riSt Bop, for ; pron. fi t-, Irccwa
gX. T5 cnt; tialltry aud Family Circle, Cent;
CkiMrrn la arm, f IS; alt rtarre 4 seat t.
Duor pn at a qaartfr t o clart. Prnarauanoe
fommpnrf at l. o clock crfc;!.
PAkTlcriJlR XOT1CK. The Hur Car lfav tfct
Theater eery ftenict; at tbe clos of the performance.
People living at a ;tixe caa rely ou tbia.
Amateur s Charitable Association.
hunt i;u.n i:TEitTAi.ni:T
Relief! CorMoldirrM' Familie
ON WEDNESDAY EVENING. JAN. 11.
Will be prevail at tLe. Hall ff tbe Aociation, o
the Court House Square, tne Deauuiui irama oi
STILL WATERS MUX
Ts be Mleired by ta Celebrates
A t V I Is C II O R IT S
FcrtT Toioe. ith lostune and oenery aa In tie
Opera t II Trovatore.
JIjDor cpeu at T 'dec
in price at a quarter of 8 o'clock.
Performance le com
POSITIVELY THREE NIGHTS ONLY
Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday,
January littlt 17tli and istli.
THE ORIGINAL AM) OSLY
TWENTY ESTABLISHED ARTISTS AND THE WOULD
Who will ainr eaca eTtnlnr in a programme re
plete with Choice Uolcal (Jeu, llurlenqnei, Dance, Ac.
ADMISSION r0 CENT. CHILDREN 2& CKNT8.
J. W. HAT NOR, Manas er.
J. II. SUKUIIXJK, Agent. JanlldTt
LARGE SALE OF
TVENS & CO., KO. 1 SOCTH MERIDIAN STREET,
I fold roMonice Buildiujf.) will sell thslr entire stock
of CLOAKS and SHAWLS at auction, (on the premise!,)
prior to tbeir removal, on Friday and Saturday, January
Mtn ant jtn, itoa.
Sale to commence each day at 10 o'clock ia tbe fore
noon and 2 o'clock in tbe afternoon.
No reserve. Sale poititlT for ch.
Cloak Stauda, Shoulders, Show Case and other fixtnrea
for sale; eioo a stock of VlHinery Hoods cheap.
A Urge LOOKING CLASS, and Balk Window, re.
cently built and nicely ornamented.
Janl2-döt ' A. L. HUNT CO., AtCtloneeja.
Uissolulion of Copartnership.
rtMIE PAKTNF.KSIIIP HEKKTOFOkE EXISTING BE
JL tween Henry Allen aad T. W. Sullivan, In tbe IJv
erjr aud Sale Stable buaines, was this day dissolred by
Henry Allen having bought the eatire Interest la the
stock-, cote and book acoan of the oaid Arm, is au
thorized to collect all debts due tbe finn. Hebasalse
assumed the payment of all debts against the firm, aad
will pay the eame when presented for payment.
T. W. STKWAKT
ludianapoli-, January It, 1SC5.
I WILL STILL C0NTT5CK THE BUSINESS AT THE
old stand ou Pearl tdreet, Immediately south of
Glenns Bleck, where I wilt L very glad to see all cy
old customers and friends, and aay new ones wbo deaiie
to see me. HENRI ALLEN.
Dissolution or Co-part ir ship.
TllHE CO-PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE KUSTIXG
between Heiekiih t John, iu the Saloon business.
No. 32 North Illinois street, ha beea. dissolved by mu
All bill are payable to tbe ttndersigned and he will
settle the indebtednes of the late ßm.
T OR RENT Five or six roerus. Refereucee required.
a AieJt at IM. corner er A i&inu ttrMt inl Uiu, .
LOST In goir,grfrom Feriruson'a Jewelry Store te the
Pcstofflce, a Gold opea-face Kng'sb Lever Watch,
eruiadat aiid stet band; no chain apon the watch. The
findet will be liberally rewarded ry leaves it at the
gpencer Hon. L"3NIS CRAXK..
ME RCHANT TAILOR1N C.
T.NEW . MERCHANT TAILORING
RESPECT FÜLLT CALL THE ATTENTION OP THE
citiiens of Indianapolis to the fact, that they have
No. 19 Virginia Avenue,
A Itegular Merchant Tailoring
aud solicit a share of the patronage of the ceaaxuaadty
THEIR STOCK OF COODS 1 '
!s complete, and nelr.fr In cbanrt of a jren'Jetaaa whose
ability a a Cutter rick s So. 1, they are prepared te
fill ordere wbkh in every repect they wf!I WARRA5T
equal in qnaJity, style and workmarieblp to aaythiEf
foHDd in any aim 11 at etubLsl.i&eBt la the city. . -
mReiEember the place,
No. 19 Virginia Avenue.
0LU!HT.IR3 wanted te 11 cptbe quota ef Fra-k-liaTowaship..
We, the uaders.Tied, will pay to
rood, acceptable men thow at volaweerlii aay breach
of the C. S. Service, to be credieJ te Franklia townshlD
Karivn conaty. Ind the um ef S300 Ur oee year ia
adiiiion to the GovemmeLt bounty. Appy to John
Steward, at th Court fcooie, at Indianapelia, er at Ae-
ton 19 w. McGregor,
. ,a y RXHARD KITLET.
JanlO-dlw iliiPLZH FRT.
cioonio out sales
26 & 38
WEST WASHH7GT01T ST.,
HUME, LORD & CO.
tHrXSHlNO TO RETIRE FROM BCS1NEIB 50W
f offer Uielr large and iplecdie etk of geeJe
At New Tor wholesale price, and many geWtoiocft
). Feeling oder eUigatioa to tbe public fee tbe very
large palroua we bare receired, we bave eotxtaded te
adopt toi meib od of clokiag out urpreDlti, tfeere
br rivinr laena tbe edra&tace f buji&f teir ge4a ae
low as tbe aaiae can be bought at net wbvieieJe ertreale
Kantern cittea. Tbia 1 ue bcllleua crj, akd w will ceo
tlDae the elea atUtbe bole stock ta clewed eait. We
hae new to store tbe largest aad bt selected steck
everbroegbtto tblsclty.couslstlng ef
ry trade, frens the meet cestly aad
Tetbecheapest . . ,
PLAIN SILKS AND SATINS,
Which will be sold regardless ef therecettfreatad
FANCY DRESS GOODS,
la great variety. Our baver being at the ieal ef tie
market daring toe spring, nes meae eure en one so pro
cure tbe finest and most fashion able ta the tnatkt,ceae
prising all the late .
HUME, LORD & GO.
ii ItEAT OPPORTUIV1T7
IOR I5STANCE, IF III HAS tZOO HE CA1T BUILD
1 a horue worth f WC, and tfbral payt&enu will be
given on tbe lot and tbe reoteJnder oa the house.
In case of mUfertone te the parch aer, we will be
willing to take tha rrnu of the property tor th balance
of tbe purchase nosey until R If all paid, aad that re
lieve him from aay risk whatever.
This la aa great an opportsafry as baa ever been ff:
ed a poor man in a growing city 1'ke Indianapolis.
This ia not a sew busine! te the u&dereigned, for .
have been earaired ia It fer ten years, aad wo refer te t
eld aetUere and business men of the city, aad te b an
dreda of persona who have got their homes la th!s w4r
throegb t. . ; -
ITIcKKUNAN & PIEIICE,
39 West Warning iwn at reet,
One Door Ett Palrr ieue.
CLOAKS, SHAWLS, CtC.