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M.tlae or MlnliMippi A n 11 a a 1 I ('oafrrtBce ofthc .VIetlioll.t I Episcopal Chrctt, South. I The fifty- Fourth Session of the M ississip- - Annual Conference of the Methodist , n -copal Church South convened in th .....nic Hill in this citv yesterday at 10 ja,i,,,. . . - - jpo:xk. a.m. f Hie expected President, Bishop II. N. , Tj cire.not having- arrivetLthe Conference mailed to order by Kev. C.G. Andrews retary of last year. The following members answ ered to theii i t ; Jones, W. H. W atkins E. R Strick iA"i- I'"'1-" ' icnoison. u.nuiiam- . II. Ii. .Montgomery, u. .eyvsom, j ,'arli-le. J- I- Higinnbothaui. J. Ii. Bow 6 s'. yVadsworth. K. A. Sibley, vt . I 3-i-tn. J. A. i.idfrey.J. A. IS. Jones. . B (i. I. ade. f.- A. nowfrj, U. . ,mll.ii, K Abbey. T. Trice, A. It. Hlne i ,, lreiv. W. 1J. Lew is. It. J. Jones i-:.,., 1.' . T . n ' IT TI M.Minfn.. I I ; i ' i . . . . .. ... - - - ....... 0. - - '. - ... w I f II....-: . r. It I itl.-rison. iiuiM'iiuil, . IJ II W 5 v. ( . i n-iturn'rnn. ' . i . umva-i. i riocr-.V w- I)ra-e, It- B. Downer, T . I. K. j: -Kliriir, W. K. M. Lintield. K I .lorn--, sr Ji. Brown, A. Ii. Stewart, . J'. Iji'IHl. I The follow ing Lay delegates were present : h.mi L. K. B:rbour. J. E. Jagers. Hon T! K,-ed. Dr. M. L. M. Guire. Judge V H TriL'"()- Moore, James Bryan, Join 5 (,. i" J. -. Watt.-', Joel Hughes, Ira Ilig- gi:.t,othuai. or.ii.-r Ministers and Lay Delegates are tx L ted to-morrow. i Hie ei: ruble, Kev. John G. Jones, first u seniority on the list of numbers, w-a-tii ! i! to the Chair, and conducted religious -U-e- by read in j.' IV. Chap., II. Timothy. r 1 finjfing Hymn and prayer, t ijev. John Jones was chosen perm a unit Pret-ideut until the arrival of the Bish jov. c. ;. Andrews was elected Secretary. J -v. J. A - B. Jom-H. a.-sistant Secretary, and J v. It- J- II irri.-. lteeor(iinf Secretary, i It was ajrreed that the 6e?iona of CkMifer ,. ,.,.!,,. from '.,. a. m. to l'J. p. daily, i .joint ! rI of Finance waa corrected I i standi as I'ollowB : MIMiTKKS. I' K M I.'iitivld, . it .r..f. r 'I M"ii''oli)erj'. I' liiirloil, I.AYMKN. J K Jirerfs, Ii D Howe, J E Warts, I V, llolloway. W K Sinunoiii-, Thonia.s Ford, ! -J t 1 1 1 - 1 1 1. Jesse Thunipsoi), J V M.C.ee, Jihn MeVea. f M Williams, f W Hurst. ,.)ll -. F! Ilines fi i' i.eiS i xhe Tru-tees of I'ort fiibson Female Col t rp L;t injr tendered that school to be adop p I as a Conference Institution. a committe- that subject w as appointed, composed o I v'. W II Watkins. J A It Jones. L K It.-d Inland Laymen T Reed, and L K Barber The reporters of the I'res in this city wen vited to seats upon the floor of this Con rpnee. r.i-vs. B Jours, C (i Andrews and W F ewls were appointed a conmiittee on th ublii-ation of the minutes of the present i;-.M(.n oft (inference. Tlie follow i i)f? btauding committees w en ppnintd, vl : J ,n public Worship Revs U Abbev. W P J . W l; (lines, and Laj-uien L K Barber. ind.1 F. Watts. I On Bible muse Revo J L Forvth. W "W h;ike. A ft limes, and Lav men J E Jagers. J lid W K Trig;. I On Sunday Si hoo's Itevs W L C Ilunni i Vl. CChamherlin. it J Jones, Jr, and Lay (in .1 P.rant, K D Howe. I On KdiH-ation Revs II. Jones. AV T J Snl van. H K .bilinson. and Laymen Thos Reed. I ml t J Moore. j On Mis-ions Revs W P Barton, II H I iiiitiriimery. Wm Wadsworth. and Laymei' i Johnson, and M L MeCuire. On Mem. iru Revs J ti Jouc, T Nixon I L Forsyth. I On Teniuerance itevs L It Iteddin?, II H lloiiionirrv, W I'. IIiuestG C Armstrong. I. Meduire. I The clerjjy men of this eitv were invited to leats w ithin the bar of the Conference." I The regular examination of the character f the members was begun and conducted jl ith open doors. The Conlereni-e 8ermon waa preached at ight in the church, by Rev W E M Lin eld. Two lm iiiliers have died during the year 17 : Itevs Peter James and Sam'l T Sw iney. It is ant icipaed that a large number of th lini-ters and lay delegates will be present Uritsir the fC.-ion. 1: SECOND DAY. J j Thtksday, Dec. 0, ISO'.", j J?i.-hop SLcTyetre, detained by Railroai lltiileiit from being prestnt yesterday, ap i tared, called the Conference to order, ami t ill conducted the religious services. rT'ie roll was called and the tollowin ' jjeiubers. in addition to those present yes BrJav. answ ered to their names, viz : Kev "i 1 Indrew Day, Jas. L. Forsyth, Jno.J. Clark . !1riopher Ii. Godfrey, Thomas C. Parish Harrington. J. M. Pugh, C. K. Marshall niliaui Price. 11 P. Lewis, P. S. Petty, L 1 iienJall. J. Carr. G. W. Boy In, Walter W i, ur-t. I) Merchant, R D Soraworthy, J t ;!ms, F M Williams, P Howard, L.iy Delegates li D Howe, ii A Andersen tv VV Y Ashford. Rev W li Simmons. Communications trow the Secretary ot foreign Missions, and the Secretary of Do- te.-iic Missions, were made to the Confer- ! .If. The most of the session was occupied ii regular examination of character. When the name of the vc -, vable Tboma- H (xon w as called, he arose, and w ith grea' : lotion spoke to the Conference of his hav- I I been otic of the Nine ministers who it I It!, on Piue Ridge, near Natchez, com ed the iirt neesiou of thi Mississipp1 . Simal Conference. The ot'uvr eight hav t, jne to their reward; lie remains u useful Hps and honor iu his seventy -e enth year 1 uiuu l.i . T.-.,.n... in ic:o I The rf pillar examination of character pro ceeded with. iGood reports arc made of the labors o' postot the Preachers. An unusual nutubei f converts are reported during the year. i The I 'inances of the Conference are in the ilest condition they have been since the far. The Hollv Springs Reporter savs that aring me month ot ovcruoer tne iTooatf lrk of Mir-hall county issued marriag censes to eleven couple. Yve learn from the Vicksburg papers that Kh the Catholic and Episcopalian are Ivintr J-atrs during ttiis week. Tha Tinona Ieuiocrat of the 4th inst es an account of a negro riot at that ee a few daya before. About 40 blacks sedupona ice force of whites, causing latter to fit,,rn tne re iee"al of th hter wer oounded. An attempt was ade to burn the tow a by several megroea. .1 was preveuteu' lue i m aii.es. The Port Gibson SI.drd ffive8 tbenames three citiyeim nt i i.Mborne county, yiz esr. D s" n.onnArt H. II. Colson, and hn Pitteroiu who hav." ba arrested and nnned in the county jail ior no Known or Messrs. J. J. Powers A Co. have estab hed a cotton sped oil manufactory in lcWfburg. .The Gazette Bays that the K'cal tUket steiveu out two wnite rowa lond box at the recent election. Fraaklla Coauity. ritious lorTmirAX Ornct? ) Meadville, Miss, December, 2, 1869. - Editor Clarion: Franklin county cast 1.7 otes, giving 107 majority to the Conaervi IveUcket. . . , ' Maj. J. r. Sessions la elected to the Legi ttnre. ...!,.. , Bckkx&Da&b. . ' Only tweWe naval ffloer aoxvlYe who bfMla 1812. - ... r.i.l. nrr VOL., XXXIII--NO. 3. President's Message. To Vie Senaieand House of liepreteiiialives: In coming before you for the first time a chief niagiotrate of this great nation, it. i- ith gratitude to the Giver of all good for 'he many benefits we enjov. We are bles ed with peace at home, without entangling al iances abroad to for bode trouble, w ith ter ritory unsurpassed in fertility of area and jqual to the abundant support of five bun Ired millions of people, abounding in every variety ol useful mineral in quantity sufti ient to supply the world for generations; exuberant crops and variety " of climate idapted to the pnxtuction of every i-pecies f the earth's riches and suited to the hab its, taftes, aud requirements of every living hing; a imputation or 4o.00U.llO0 free eoul ijeaking one languaite : facilities for every nortal to acquire an education: institntion.- losing to none trie avenues to fame or any jles-ing or fortune that may be coveted, freedom of pulpit, press and Aehool ; reven le Mowing into the National Treasury be yond the requirements of the government Happily, harmony is being rapidly restored viiiiin our own borders. Mamif ictrie dtlierto unknown in our country. are spring ng up in all sections, producing a degree oi iat'onal independence unequal-d by any ther power. These blessings and counties.- thers, are entrusted to your care and min 'or sate keeping for the brief period of om erm ot othee. In a short tune we must eacl f us return to the ranks of the people win iave conferred our honors, and account t i hem for our steyvardship. I earuer.tl5' de- ire that neither you nor I may becondenin 1 by h. free enlightened constituency, uo. y our own conscieiic-s. Lleven States of the Lniou were foui caw ago left without leal government. nd a national debt had been fontracted Vmerican commerce was almost driven Iron he seas. The industry ol one half th ountry had been taken from the control o apitalists auc placed where all labor riirht till v beloDgs in the keeping of the laborei Piie work of restoring the State Govern iients to a union of protecting, fosterina ree labor and providing means for payin he interest on the public debt has receive inple attention troui Consfrei-s. Althoiig ourenorts have not met with success ii 11 the particulars that luilil have been de ired. yet on the w hole they have been mor uecessful than could have been reasouabl' nticipated. Of the eleven Stat-s whir,. :if.sed ordinances of seee-siiui. seven hav eeu tullv resloreu to tti'ir iilaces m th Jnion, The eighth (Georgia) held an elee ion at which she rati tied a Constitution, re ublican in torm;electd a Governor, mem ers ot Congress, a tate Leirislature me tie other otticers required. Tlie G-iverno vas installed, the Legislature met and pis d all the acts then required of them by tie construction acts of congress. Subse piently, however, in violation ot the Con tuition wliuli they liad just ratitied. M- ince decided by the Supreme Court of tin xate, they unseated colored members of tie Legislature, aud admitted to seats som nembers who are dii-qualitied by the 3r lause ol tne litn amendment, an artiel hich they themselves hal rout ri tinted t. ratify. Under the-e citcumstances I wouh iiinii it, to you w hether it would not be w i iihout delay to enact a law authoriin; lie Governor or Oeorgia to convene th iiemot is originally elected to the Legisla- ure, requiring each to take the oath pre vribed by the reconstruction acts, and non je aduiitted yvho are ineligible under the 3 lause of the 14th amendment. The freedmen, under protection whirl hey have received, are making rapid pro- iress in learning, and no complaints ar- learil of a lack of industry on their pait .vhere they receive fair remuneration foi heir labor. The means provided for pavin? the inter st on the public debt, with all other ex pen es of the government ire more than ample ltie lots ot our commerce is only the re ult ot the l ite rebellion, which has not re- eiveu Bumeieui, anention iroin you. i. his subject I call your earnest attention. 1 v ill not uow sugge-t the plans bv yvhicl his object may beefltn-ted. but I will, if lie- essary, lnke it tliesiitiject of asiiecial rues sage during the session of Congress At the Jiarcn term, congress by joint res (lution authorized the executive to ordei elections in the States of irginia. Missis ippi and Texas, and to submit to them th- Constitution winch each had previously framed, either entire or in separate parts ti je voted upon at the discretion of the Ex ijcittive. L nuer this author ty election- ere called In v lrtrinia. The election tool- ulace on the 0th of July, and a Governor am" Lieutenant Governor were elected and hav een installed. The Legislature met anil lid all required of them by this resolution ind by all the reconstruct ion acts of Con .jress. They abstained from all doubtfu lUthority. 1 recommend mat lier senator ind Representatives be promptly admitted q their seats, and the Mate Ce fully restored o its place in the family ol States. Elections were called in Mississippi anf rexas to commence on the 30th of Novem ber; two davs in Mississippi and four nay n Texas. The elections have taken place. hut the result is not known. It is hope chat the acts of t ts Legislature of thest state, when they meet, will be such as to re- eive your approval, and thus close the work if reconstruction. Among the evils growing out of the re bellion and not yet referred to. is that of at inredeemable currency. It is an evil yvhicl I hope will receive your most earnest atten tion, it is a duty, anu one oi tne nigiiesi luties of the government, to secure to th itizens a medium of exchange of fixed am mvarying value. This implies a return t- i specie busis. and no substitute for it can b- levised. it suouiu oe commences now. am' eached at the earliest practicable moment, onsistent with a fair resard to the inter ists of the debtor class. Immediate reump ion. if practicable, would not be desirable It would compel the debtor class to pay be .ond their contractu and ttie premium oi old at date of their purchase, and yvould ring bankruptcy anu rum to thousands. c'liicuiations in the paper value of gold i letrimental to the Interests ot trade. 1' nakrs the man of business an involuntary jsmbler, for in all sales whore future pay nent is to be made both parties speculate a o what will be the value of the currency U ie Daid and received I earnestly recom- uend to you then eucti legislation as win nsure a gradual return to specie pavments nut put an immediate stop to fluctuation io he value of the cu-rencv. The methods t secure the former of these results areas nt - oerr.us as giieculators on political economy fo secure the latter. I see but one way, tha' s to authorize ties Jreaury to redeem its iwnpaperata fixed pru-a whenever pre- ented. and to wunnoiu min circulation an nrrencv so redeemed until sold attain for gold. The vast resources of the nation, both leveloped ana unaeveiopeu, ousnt 10 make . . . . t 1 1 -. . i. , , ur credit me oesi on eariu. t nil less uur len of taxation than the citizen has induren or six Years past, the entire public debt could be oaid in ten years. F-ut it is notde- irable th't tne fteopie snouia be taxea m ihy it in that time, l ear bv year our abil ity to pay increases In a rapid ratio. But tn burden of interest ought to be reduced a rxnidlv as can be without a violation of con ract with tne puouc. i neneot is represent " -.. . rw . J . . ed in sreat part bv bonds having from 5 to JO and from 10 to 40 years to run, bearing interest at the rate of 6 aud 5 per cent, re -iwrtiveiir. It is optional with the govern ment to pay thee bonds at any period after . - r . 1 . t . . ... . : . the expiration OI III It:;, uiue niniuuucii upon their face. The time haa Uready ex- pirea wnca lucjieai, aii uiny ire " p. ynd is rapidly approaching when, we be lieve, that all which are now due may he re placed py Donas oearing a rate oi iiiK:iei.i .nt s1etiinL 4? percent, and as rapidly as the remaiudtr become due they may be reduced in the same v'- lo acconipiisn this it may be necessary to authorize the interest to be held at either of three or four f money centres of Europe or by any As sistant Treasurer ot the United States, at the option of the holder or the bonds. I suggest this subject for the consideration of kugresa. and also simultaneously with this. ne propriety of redeeming vuw tuncm u before suggested, at its Market value at the tide the law goes into effect. iricrtainp the rate at which the currency will be bought and sold from day to day, or week to week at the same rate fgterest as the Govern ment pays upon its boud-i. The subject of tariff and iuternal tax will rjssarily re ceive your attention. The revenue of the country are greater than the requirements, and may, with safety be reduced, but as the funding of the debt in a four or four and a half per cent, loan would reduce oar annu al current exposes largely, thus after fund ing a gi eater reduction ot taxation than would be now expedient, I suarirest the postponement of this question until the next meeting of Congress. It maybe advisable to mcdi'y taxation and tariff In Instances where unjust or burdensome discrimina tions are made bv the oresentlaw, but as to a general revision ot the laws regulating this subject, I recommend a postponement tor the present. I alao sqggest the renewal of the tax on Income, bat at a reduced rate, ay three per cent-t ao3 this Ux to expire la tare yetrs, ma u i atcuig ox ue a aou- Y l"j H al debt as here suggested. I feel safe in say ing that taxes and revenue from import may be reduced safely from 60 to SO million lolUra per annum at once, and may be still further reduced from year to yer, as the re sources of the country are developed. The report of the Secretary of the Treas ury show the receipts of the Government for the fiscal 3-ear ending June 30th to be t370.943.747; expenditures, includinsr inter est on bonds, to be $32 140.587 The esti mates for the ensuing year are more favora ble to the Government, and will no doubt how a much larger decrease of public debt. The receipts in the Treasury b:jond expen iitures have exceeded the amount necessa ry to be placed to the credit f the sinking tunds as provided by law. To lock up the "iirplus in the Treasury and wi hhotd it from circulation would lead to such a con traction of currency as to cripjle trade and -enously afieet the prosperity of the coun try. Coder these circumstances the Secre tary of the Treasury and myself heartily onrurred in the propriety of using all the -urplus currency in the Treasury in the lurehase of Government bonds, thus r-.du-lucing interest bearing indebtedness of the country, and of submitting to Congress the juestion of the disposition to be made of he bonds so purchased. The bonds noyv held by the Treasurv amount to teveuty ive million, including those belonging to he Unking fund. I recommend that the vhole he placed to the credit ot the sinking 'und. Your attention is respectfully invited o the recommendation of t ie Secretary ot he Treasury for the creation of the ortice f commission of customs, revenue for iu reaseof the salary of certain classes of of icials. and the substitution ot increased ua ional bi nk circulation, to replace the out tanding 3 per cent, certificates, and moot 'pecially to his recommendation for the epeal of the laws allow iug bhares of finer, enalties, forfeitures, Ac, to otticers of the rovernment or informers. The office of Jommissioner of Internal Revenue is one ot he most arduous responsibilities under the rovernment. It falls a little short of a Cab net position in its importauee and respon ihilities. I would ask for it, therefore, such eolation as in your judgment w ill place lie otlice upon a footing of dis.ni'.y. com oensurate with its importance, and w ith the haraeter and qualification of the class ol iien required to till U properly. As the United States is the freest of all na ion. so too its people tiympuhize with all eople struggling for free liberty and selt ovemment. but while so s mpa'.hizitig it i. hie to our honor, that we should abstain om enforcing our views Uon unwilling ations and from taking an interested part vithout invitation in quarrels between dif erent nations or between governments and 'ieir subjects. Our course should always e in conformity w ith strict justice and law. uternational and lo -al. Such has been the olicy of the administration indealinir w ith tiese questioiiH tor more than a year. A a'uable province of Spain, and a near eighbor of ours in whom al. our people annot but feel an interest, has been etru ling for independence and freedom. The teople and government of the United States ntertain the same warm feelings and sym athies for the people of Spain in the pend ig struggle that, they manifested through ut the previous struggle between Spain ud her former colonies in behalf of the lat er, but the contest at no time ifsuuied the ondiuous which amount to war 111 the ense of international law or which would -how the existence ot a de facto political or :anization or insurrection sufficient to juti v a recognition of beligereney. The prin ciple is maintained, hoyvever. that this un ion is its own judge when to accord rights f belligerency, either to a people strug rliug to free themselves from a government hey believe to be oppressive, or to inde wiiflent nations at yvar with each other, rhe United States have no disposition to in erfere with Spafn and her colonial posses ions on this continent. They believe that n due time Spain anil other European pow rs will tind their interest in terminating hose relations, and establishing their pres nt dependencies as independent powers. riiese dependencies are no longer regarded is subject to transfer from one European jower to onother; yvnen the present rela ion of colonies ceases, they are to become ndependeut pow ers, exercising the right of hoice and of self control in the determina ion of their future condition and relations ith other poyvers The United States. In irder to put a stop to blood tied in Cuba and n the interest of a neighboring people, nro- jos1 good offices to bring the existing con gest to a termination, lne otter not being iccepted by Spain, the basis of which we ieved could be received by Cuba, was with Iraw n. It is hoped the good offices of the United States may yet prove advantageous or a settlement of this unhappy strife, vlean while a number of illegal expediiions igainst Cuba have been broken up. and it tas been the endeavor of the administra ion to execute the neutrality laws no mat er how unpleasant a ta-k it mav be. On he 20th of March last, the United States -cliooner Lizzie May was arrested on the ligh seas by a Spanish frigate and two pas sengers taken and carried as prisoners to 'uba. Rep-eseutations oe these facts were nade to the Spanish government as soon as -metal information readied V ashington. The two passengers wee set at liberty and he Spanish overiiiiient as-ured the United states that the Captain of the frigite in making the capture acted without law; that ie had been reprimanded, and that the Spanish authorities in Cuba would not sauc- 1011 any act that could violate the rights or rent, with disrespect the sovereignty of this nation. tne question of the seizure of the Mary Lowell, at B ahama, by the Spanish authori- ies is now a subject of correspondence he rween this government. Spain and Great Britain The Captain General of Cuba ibout May last, issued a proclamation au- horiz'uig tne search of vessels 011 high seas. vn immediate remonstrance was made igain-t this, whereupon the Captain-Gen eral issued a new proclamation limiting the search to vessels of the United Stat- s au horized under treaty of 17U5. This procla intiou was, however, immediately with Irawn. I have always felt that more inti mate relation should be cultivated between he United States and the independent na ions of this continent. It may be well Aorth considering whether new treaties be weeu the United States and them may not be profitably entered into to secure more in imate relations frieuuly, commercial and therwise. An interoceanio canal to connpet the At 'antic ami Pacific oceans through tjip Ith mus of D.trien, is one which commeic is greatly interested in. Instructions were given our minister to the United States of Columbia to endeavor to obtain authority tor a survey to determine the practicability of the undertaking. In order to comply with an agreement of the United Ststen to a mixed commission at Lima for the adjust nent of claims it became necessary to send t Commissioner and Secretary to Lima. The good offices of the United States to briny about peace between Spain and the South American repub ie having been accepted b Spain. Peru and Chili, a Congress ha been invited to be held in Washington next win ter. A grant has been given to Europeans of an exclusive right of transit over the territory of Nicaragua, to which Costa Rica has given its assent, which, it is alleged, conflict with the vested rights of the citi zens of the United. The Department ot State has now this subject under considera tion. Our Minister to Peru having made representation that there was a state of war between Peru and Spain, and that Spain was constructing in or near New York thirty gun boats which might be used by Spain to relieve the naval force at Cuba and use it against Peru, orders were given to prevent their depaiture. No further steps have been taken by the representative of these vessels, and not feeling au'horized to d tain the property of m nation with which we are at peace, on a mere executive ordee the matter was referred to the courts. Thecon- duct ot the war between the allies of the Republic of Paraguay has made intercourse with that country difficult. It has been deemed advisable to withdraw our repre sentative from there. Toward the close of the last administration a convention was sicrned at London for outstandingclaimsbe- which failed to receive the advice and con sent of the Senate, Time and the circum stances attending the negotiations of that treaty were unfavorable to its acceptance by the people of the United States and its pro visions were wholly inadequate for a settle ment of the grave wrongs sustained by this Government. Injuries . resulting to the United States by reason of the course adopted by Great Britain during the war; the increase of insurance: in the diminution of exports and imports and other restric tions to domestic iudustrv and production In ita effect upon the foreign commerce of the country ; in tne decrease ana transfer to Great Britain of onr commercial and marine business; la the prolongation of ttie war i thm Increased cost, onto an treasbre and tn lire for its so DPre&slon, could not be ad justed And satisfied as ordinary, cormaercia! elaim -which -continually an8 between. comrneroUl nations ; and yeixneeonventto treated them almDlru cochocrdtjiarf claitM from which they differ mor?. flfltiy -krtiifi tW2T WIS M TEOL Y JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1G, 1869. gravity of their character than in the nag i.itude of the amount. Great, even, a 1 that difference, not a word was found in, he treaty and not an inference could be drarn from it to remove the sense of unfrlendltes of the course of Great Britain in our strg gle for existence of which it ha so deely and universally impressed itself upon he people of thi country. Believing th a convention thus mi conceived iu it sope and inadequate in its provision would tot haTe produced the hearty, cordial settlemct of the pending questions which alone is on sistent wilh. the relations which I belive have been firmly established betw-een he United States and Great Britain. I reg.rd the action of the Senate in rejecting- he treaty to have been wisely taken in the n tercst of peace and as a necessary stp in he direction of a perfec t cordial friendship le tween the two countries. A sensitive peo ple, conscious of their power, are more at ease under a great wrong whollv uuatoted than under a restraint, the settlement of which atisfie-i neither their ideas of justt-e. nor their grave sense ot tha grievance th?v have sustained. The rejection of the treaty was followed by a state of public opinions both sides tha 1 thought not favorable ton immediate attempt at a renewal of negoCa tions. I accordingly so instructed the Min ister of the Uuited States to Great Britain and found that mv views in this regard were shared by her Majesty's Minister. I hope that the time may soon arrive when the two sfoverninents can approach the solution of this momentous question with an aporecia tion of what is due to tne rightAdignity and honor of each, aud with a determinntim not only to remove t 11 causes of complaint in the past, but to lay a foundation of hra principlesof puidic law -"hich will prevent future dillexence and tend to tinn and con tinued peace and friendship. This is now the only grave question which the United Stages hits with any foreisrn nation. The question of renew ing a treaty ftr re ciprocal trade between the United Stat sand the British provinces 011 this continent, has been favorably considered. In conformity with a recommendation of Consrr-6-i, proposition to abolish mixed courts tor the suppression of the slave trade, is under ne liotiatio.i. It havinf come to my knowledge that corporate company, organized under British ls. propo-ed Hi land iiion the shores of the United States, and to operate there, s submarine cable, under a concession from the Emperor of the French, of an exclusive right for twenty years, or telegraphic com munication between the shores of Franc- am! the United State, with a very obje tionable feature of subjecting all message-! conveyed thereby, to the scrutiny and con trol of the French government, I cmiseil the French and British legations at v ash ington. to be made acquainted with th pr bable p-dicv of Congress on this subject as fore-hadowed in a bill which passed th Senate in March la-t. This drew from tie representatives of the company an agree merit to accept as a basis of their operation the provisions ot the bill, anil such other enactment on the subject as might be paseii during the approaching session of C ingress also to use their influence to secure from the French government a moil ifieat ion oi rheir concession to permit the latu'ing 01 any cable belonging to any company inror oorated by the authority ot" the United stsites, or any State in the Union, and on their part not to oppose the establishment of any such cable, in consideration ofthi agreemei.t I directed the withdrawal of ah opposition of the United States to the land ing, until the meeting ot Congress. I regret to say there has been no modification made in the company's concession, nor so far as I can learu. have they attempted to secure one. The concession excludes the capital and citizens of the Unite I States from com petition upon the shores of France. I re commend legislation to protect all rights 01 citizens of the United States, against such an assumption. I shall also endeavor to se cure by negotiation, the abandonment of the principle of monopolies in ocean telegraph'n eahl s. The unsettled political condition of other countries less fortunate than our own some times induces their citizens to come to u for the purpose of becoming naturalized. Having secured this they return to their native country and reside there without disclosing their changeof allegiance. They accept official positions of trust or honor, which can only be held by citizens of theii native lands, they journey under pasports describing thero as such citizens, and it is only when civil discord, after perhaps year of quiet, threatens their persons or their property, or when their native State drafts them into its military services that this change of allegiance is known. They resiih permanently away from the Uuited States contribute nothing to its revenues ; avoid the duties of citizenship, and only mak themselves known by a claim of protection. I have directed the diplomatic and cetiaiilai officers to scrutinize carefully allsucbcUiins ot protection. The citizen of the United States, whether native or adopted, who dis charges his duty to his couuf y is entitled to its complete protection. While I haven voice in the direction of affairs. I shall 1101 consent to imperil thi. sacred right by con ferring it upon fictitious or fraudulent claimant. Invitations have been extended to the Cabinets of London, Paris. Florence. Berlin Brussels, the Hague. Copenhagen and Stock holm, to empower their representatives hi Washington to simultaneously enter int. negotiations and confer with the Uniteo States for a convention indicating a lorn for making uniform regulations as to th construction of the part of vessels to b devoted to the use 'of emigrant passenger.-; as to the quality and quantity of food ; as t the medical treatment of the sick and to tie rules to be observed during the voyage ii ord r to secure ventilation, to prou.oti health, to prevent intrusion and to proti c ttie female, and providing for the establish ment of tribunals iu the several countries and for enforcing such regulations by sum mary procesa. Your attention Is respectfully called tori e law regulating the tariff 011 Russian hemp. and tolhe question whether to fix the char ges on Kussiati hemp man tn. y are tixei upon manillo is not a violation of our treat) with Russia, idacii.g her products uion th. same footing with Itieseof the most favore nations. Our manufactures are uirreaainu w ith wouderiul rapidity under the eneoui- xgemeiit which they now receive, with tin improvement in machinery already effeetei aud still increasing, causing machinery t. lake tne place of skilled labor to a larg extent. Our imports of many articles mu fa I off largely w ithin a few years. Fortu lately too many lactone are uot coritineo to a tew localities as formerly, and it i-u be hoped will become more and more ditl'us. making the interest in them equal iu al t on. They give employment and sun p rtto hundreds of thousand of people ai h -iue and retain with us the means w lm-l e herwise would be shipped abroad. Th extension ot the railroad iu Europe and th. ea-t is bringing into competition w ith out agricultural products like products of otbei coui t-ies. Self-interest, if uut self-preser vatioo, therefore, dictates caution agains tue o siurbance of any industrial interest I the Country. It teaches u also, tht net essay of looking toother markets for the ale ot our surplus, our neighbor south of us, and Cniua and Japan, should receive our special attention. It w ill be the endea vor of the admmistr itiou to cultivate such relations with all these uationa a to entitle us to tbetr conndeuce, and make it theii interest, as welt as ours, to establish bettei commercial relation through the nvencv 01 a more enlightened policy than that here tofore pursuea. towards China it will be largely due to tha sagacity and effort of one ot our ainguished citizens. The world is about to belargelv i n creased with that populous and hitherto exclusive nation. As the United States have been the iuitwiory in this new policy, so they should be the most earnest in showing their good faith in making it a success In this con nection, 1 advise such legislation aa will forever preclude the enslavement of the Chinese upon our sill uude- the name of Coolies, and also to prevent American ves sel from engaging In the transportation of tooues i any country tolerating the system I also leconuieud that the mission to China be raised to one of the first class rtn mv assuming the responsible duties of Chief Magistrate of the United States, it was with the conviction that these things were essen tial to iu peace, prosperity and fullest de velopment. First among these i strict In tegrity in fulfilling all our obligations; second, to secure protection to the person and property of the citizen of the United suites in eacn and every portion of oor common country, wherever La may choose to move, without reference to original na tlonall y. religion. eolor or oolitics, demand lug of him only obedience to the laws and proper respect for the right of others; third, a Union of all the States with equal lights, inriestrucuble by any counstltution al means. To secure the first of Lhesn. Can. frees had taken two essential steps, first. In eclartug by joint resolution that the public debt shall be paid Driucioal tnd i coin. and neconaV by providing thomeAn tor paying, provming toe tnvana- could not Sec ore tha object aetrea without a nromi administration ol the law for Uu coi&sction of the revenues, and an economical disburse ment of them. To this subject the adminis tration has most earnestly addressed itself with rul ts. 1 hope satisfactory to the coun try. There ha been no hesitation in chang ing officials in order to secure an efficient execution of the laws, sometime too where in a mere partv view undesirable political result were likely to follow ; nor has there be?n any hesitation in sustaining efficient official aeaiost rwmonst ranees wholly po litical. It mwy be well to mention here the embarrassment possible to arise from leav ing on the statute books the so-called tenure-of-offlee act and to earnestly recommend their total repeal. It could not have been the intention of the tramerof the Constitu tion when providing that aopnintujents made by the President should receive the consent of the Senate that the latter should have the power to retain in office persons placed there by federal appointments against the will of the preideut. The law i incon--istent with a faithful and efficient adminis tration of the Government. Vfhat faith can an executive put in officials forced upon tiitu and those too w liom he has suspended t How will such officials be likely to serve an administration which they know does not trust them? For the second requisite to our growth and prosperity time and a firm but humane administration of existing law amemled from time to time as they may be ineffective, or prove harsh and unneeessnrv. are probably all that are required. The third contract to be attained by SDfitl leg islation, but must be regarded as fixed by the Constirution itself, and gradually ac quiesced in by force ot public opinion' from me ourvlttion of the government to the present time. The 1'idianshave been a subject of embar rassment and expense, and their manage nent has been attended wi'h con'inuou robberies, murders and sir. From mv own experience uoon the frontiers and in Indian countries. I 1 not hold that either legisl.i tionor the w hites who com most in contact rc blameles for these hostilities. The past however, rail not be undone, ami the qui s tion must be met as we now find it. 1 hate I't-mpted a new policy toward these ward- f this nation, (they cannot be regarded in any other light than as wards.) with fair result ax tar at ried. and w hicn I hope will e attended ulti"iUely with great success riie soeicty of Friends is well know n as laving succeeded in having lived in peac with the Indians iu the early settlement in Pennsylvania while tin ir white brothers 01 ther sects in other set-lions were constant iv embroiied. T iey are eUo known tor their pposiuon ui an stnie, violence and war md are generally no'ed for their strict in 'egrit.v and fair dea'ing. Thee consider 'lonslnuuced me 'ogive the management fa few reservations of Indians to them, ind to throw the buideu of selections hjioii the society itself. The result has prov-n mst satisfactory. It w ill be found irton ully set forth iu the reort ott'e Commis--iontrof Indian affairs. For Siis rinii n. tents of Indians not on the reservation, ifficers of the army were se ected. 'In. asons for this arc numerous. Where tin Indians are sent there troops musr ln sen" 'Iso. The agent and commanders of troops ire independent i f each ther and Mil j- ci 0 orders f roiu different departments of ih iove nmeiir. The army officers holds a Misit on of life, the agent at lhe will ot the i'rrsMent. The former is personally iuter stec iu living iu harmony with the India" md in establishing pt rm anient peace to the nd that some portion of his life may be speit within the limits otcivilizid society. The latter has no such personal interest ncther reason is economy, and still anoth r tk hold which the government ha upon 1 lie officer to secure a faithful discharge of lisduiies in carrying out a given policy. The building of railroads aud the access hereby given to all the agricultural and ui ieral regions of the country is rapidly irfciging ciyilizatlou into contact with ali Ii tribesotTiidians. No matter w hat ought to ie the relations between such st ttlements .nd the Indians, the tart is 1 hey do not liar .noiii.e. and one or the other has to give way in the end. Any system or policy which ,ooks to the extinction of a rare is two hor rible for a nation to adopt, without entail ing upon itself the w rath of all Christendom, md engendering in the citizen a disregard tor human life and the rights of others w hich is d.uigerous to society, 1 see no substitute torstlch a S3 item except iu placing all the Indians on large reservations, and rapidly is it can be done, and giving them absolute protection there. As soon as they are fitted tor it they should be induced to take thei? lands in severally and to set up territorial t ioyernments for their own protection. For full details on this subject, 1 call your -pecial attention to the rejHirts of the Secre laryofthe Interior and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The recouim 'tidation of the general of the irmy that appropriation be made for the torts at Boston. Portland. New York. Plula h lphia. New Orleans, and San Francisco. I call S(ecial attention to; the recommenda tion ot the chief of ordnance for the sale ol trsenals and lands no longer of use to the oveninietit als to the recommendation 0 the S'-cretary of War that the act prohibit- j ing promotions in the stall corps of the rmr tjc repealed. Thti extent of country to be rarrisonej, and the numbers of inilitarv Mists to be occupied, is the same with m rJ. I need army as w ith a lart'ii one. The num. er of staff officers required is more denen- lent Uoii the latter than the former condi- 1011. lhe report ot the Secretary of ihe Vavy accompany ing this shows the condi- i-mi ot the .Navy when this adminis ration ame into oltice, and the changes made ince. Strenuous efforts have been made n many ve-sels in commission to substitute ail for steam whilecruisisg. thus material. y reducing the expenses of the nVV and idding greatly to its efficiency. Looking to ur future. 1 recommend a liVral though tot an extravagant policy towards this iranrh of lhe public service. The reortolihe P' master General fur lisiies a clear and comprehen.i ve exhibit 01 he opera lions of the postal service ami m the financial condition of the Postoffice 1 H.- partment. 1 he oidinary p-tai revenues tor the year tiding the-30th ot June. 1809. amounted t-. ilt44l 5'0. and ihe ex petidu tires to f23.3U8. 131. Your attention is respectfully filled to he recommendation m ide by the Postinas-i-r General for authority to change the rate f compensation to the main trunk lines lor rheir services in carry ing the mails; f .r hav- ng post route map executed; for reorgani sing and iucae-tsing the efficiency of the p. rial agency service; 1 r increase of mail ervh e on the Pacific and for establishing nail service under the flag ol the Union or the Atlantic. Most especially do I call vour ittrnt ion to his recommendation for the tn- al abolition of the franking priyilege. This mi Ihi Irom which no one receives a rommensurate advantage. It requires the receipts ior fosii service from 25 to 30 per enU and largely Increases the services force. Durin2 the vear ending the 30th fientpm- t?r, 1809. the Patent Office issu. d 13 38!. pa- enrs. anu u-s receipt were 3!. beinir zij.-o. mo e man me expenditure. 1 .yould respecriuMy call yourattentiou to the recommendation o'the Secretary ofthc In ferior, for uniting rhe duties of supervising the education of freedmen with the other luties devolving upon the commissioner ot education. If it is the desire cf Cousress to make the census w hich must be taken du ring tne year 180. more complete and per fect than heretofore. I would suggest early action upon any plan tfiat mav be agreed upon. As Congres at the last session, ap- pouitea a committee to take into considera tion sucn measures as might be deemed oroner. in reference lo the census and to re port a plan. I desist from saying more. I recommend to your favorable considera tion the claim of the Agricultural Bureau for liberal appropriation, tn mnntrr diversified iu clime and soil as ours and ith a population so largely dependent upon ag- .... I .... . . .1 . - , . e riiuiiuic.iiu ut-neuis mat can Deconrerrea by properly fostering this bureau are inral- cuable. I desire respectfully to call th ttention ofC ogres to the inadequate salaries of a number or the most important officer of the government. In thi message I will not enumerate them, but will specify only the Justices of the Supreme Court. No change has been made in tbetr salaries for fifteen years within that time the" labors of the Court have largely Increased and the ex penses of living have at least doubled du ring the same time. Congress ha twice found it necessary to increase largely the compensation 6f its members, and the duty which it owes to another department of the Government deserves, and will undoubt edly receive, due consideration. There are many subject not alluded to In th'.i Mes sage which might, with propriety, be intro duced, but I abstain, believing that your patrotlstn and etatemaoship will suggest the topics and the legislation most condu cive to the interests of the whole people ; on my part I promise a rigid adherence to the taws ind their strict enforcement. - - u. s. gaxt. Washington, December 6th. 1869. Of the twelve primitive srwxdles the one who carried the bag waa a tnlef and a tr?U tor. At thiadar msov ot them wboeirrrr J "carpet-bsgs" are no better-Frenticfl. ' CI j AMI OB THE ELECTION. HTXDS COrSTT. For Constitution. 6193; A For sec. 5. nrt. 11 5060; " Against all others. 50&2. Alcorn...... Powers, Lvnch, Musgrove... Vaster Morris, .. .. 319 Dent. 3815 Jeffords. 3808 Sinclair, ...3815 Wills. ...5815 Mc loy, ...38tW Lowry ...3307 Gath right, 1415 .1416 .1317 1417 .1416 14.KI .14J8 Pease, Conarut McKee. 3814: Fik, 1417. btnalort Benuett. 38l4r Caldwell, icol.) 3311; Fitzgerald, 1421; Patterson, (colored) 14(. Bepreentatitea-jctomi, 3816: Cabell. 3M1 ; Maon. (col) 3t0; Norrts, 3S10; M-fletU 1419; Jnes 1409; James, (col.) 1310; Miller, (col ) 1376. Kegl-tered vote, 6299 ; whole vote. 5183; not voting, 1102. MoXCBEK COCNTY. For the Constitution. 4.121. Alcorn's majority. 2746. Alcorn 3433 Dent, 6S7 Powers, 3132 Jeffords, WI Lvncn 3429 Sinclair, ... 600 Musgrove,. ...3429 Will. 612 Vasser, 349 MeCloy, 09' -Morris, 3429 Lowrv. 625 Pease, 3424 Gathright, 691 Congrats Bsrry, 3423;' Steers, 691 ; Lefloie (Iod pendent) 9. Ae.oor Smith. 3429; Llll. 689. Hejirentwicuires Stewart, (colored.) 311"; Davis. 3421 ; McVeeae, 3121; Dulree, 063, Thomas. 691; Keevls.691. WEWTON CjCHTY. Dent's majority. 162. Dent, 732 A'corn, 570 Senator Hardy. 720; Dunklin. 570. lierien:utivt$ Bolton. 727; Howard, 654 J.SrKB COCMTT. Alcorn's majority. 68. Alcorn, 609 Dent, 601 Senator Hancock. 636; Hardy, 624. Ji preservatives Daneby. 635;" Cook, 620. AMITE COCNTY. For Constitution. 1769. Alcoru, 681 Dent 7S-8 CLllBiiBNKCOUN T. ForConsriturioe. 2419; Against 21. Again-t disfranchising clauses, 1621. Alcorn's majority. 1637. Mi-orn 2092 Dent. 457 Power, 2W2 Jeffords 457 Ly ncli. 2091 Sinclair 44s Musgrove, 2o!i3 Wills, 4r2 Vasser, .203 McCloy, 4.r! Morris 2d!2 Lowry 4."si Pease 2093 Gathright, 45li Cungrets Perce. 2093: Broun. i!S. Stuutor Millsaps. 2i79; I'atlon. 458. Jiitsfn'otirei New som. (color d) 20S9; styles, 2U92, Maxwell. 456; Thrasher, 453. tOWNPtl COUNTY. Alcorn's majority, 3011. leorn 4' 32 I) nt. 107 Powers. ..4oh3 .It fjords. P55 ' vnch 4087 Sinclair, 787 Musgrove, 409s Will 851 Vasser. 4d4 M- Cloy 844 M .rris, w4(ix7 I.wrv, M3 Pease, 40f7 Gathright, .. .804 Congress Birry. 4024; steer. 1030. (enutors 'uliivan, 4U53; Gleed, (colored) 4086; Humphries, 806. Hipresentatives lewis. 4058; Gegon. 4055: Maiiscn. (colored) 4037; Itolden (colored) 4058; Pruit, 845; Whitfield, 882; Wynne, (col.) 841; Ware, (col ) 855.. MARSHALL COUNTY. For Constitution. 3243; Against, 76. Alcorn, . . Powers, . . Lynch, . Musgrove. Vasser,.... Morris,.. . Pease, . . . . .1991 D-nt. . 1976 Jeffords .1970 Sinclair, . I!i77 Wills, .1983 McCloy, . 1975 Iowry . 1174 Gathright, .. . . . 1332 ..132!) ..1240 ..1329 ..1323 .1345 . 1344 1161; Congrent Harris 1982; Wofford, Avery, (lud.) lt . Senator Paine 2010; Watson, 1321. Representatives Match, 1957; Jones. 1961 ; Buchanan. 1161; Fant, 1305; Sale, 1300; Tow nsend. 1358. Carroll County. Carrollto.v, Dec. 3, 1869. Editor Clarion : The official count in Car roll Is as follow : Dent's majority over Bar ry is 613. Leflore got 307 votes, nearly all Hadical, which makes the difference. All our Legislative ticket elected all good and true. Yours, G. A Day of 'tlnjf and 1'rayer l'ropooed. Franklin Cocnty, Mish.. December 6 Ii, 1809. Editor Clarion: The time ha arrived when it becomes necessary to invoke the agency of a superior power to relieve us from the hand of the oppressor. Our ene mies are in the ascendant, and we can look lor nothing else than the tyranny that has been practiced upon other States that have been so unfortunate a lo be brought under Uadical d imiuion. Has not God reruiitted this for the res son that the people have forgotteu Him, and ran on in w ickedness unmindful of their obli gations to Him ? There can be no other good reason given. Had the people contin ued faithful to God as they were at the be aming of th war, we would to-dav have been a free people, blest with all tint we could desire. L'ufort unatel y. however, they became indifferent, and instead of success, disaster succeeded disaster until our armies became demoralized, and feeble; siirremlei was the consequence, and we became a prey liriiiii enemies. It is useless to point to he many eXimplcs Horded us in tne history of God' dealings w ith the recusant; these are potent to the mind of all who hav. tudied the word of GhI. That nation w ho was styled the "peculiar people" of God and wer under hi most vigilant watch. departed from Him, became idolatmu shared his displeasure and were cariied Into cMptivity. Our condition to-dav shows that He is the ' same G1 w ithout variation or -ha tow of turning. It we would tie bet tered in oureoudiiion, we must comply with the requisitions ol God ; we must go to Hun in deep tin mil lat ion and penitence, ask Hi lorgiveiiesH. and place our trust und con ti deuce in liiuj. "Turn now. saiih lhe tonl with all thy heart, and with fasting and with weeping and with mourning, and rend your hearts and not your garments, and lurn with the l.rd your liotl, for he Isgra clous aud merciful, slow to anger and ol great kindness, and repenteth him of the 11 1 1 -1. ir .. , .1 1 , , K i -wet, vuiiirr ll. T rre i alio I J. There is no political head to call the atten tion of the ! .eople to this thing; it should be done however; and it tiad a well corre troui me a ary one else therefore 1 ask the Use of your "Clarion," which 6oun lond and long, to call the people to duty. would suggest through it medium that a day of fasting, humiliation and sincere and devout prayer to God be set apart, and that all. irrespective of dmominatiuu or creed be requested to assemble themselves at their respective cnu relies, bumble themselves be fore God, and ask the Divine interpositioi in our in-half aa a peopie, and pray for an outpouring of Hi holy spirit, and a revival ot His Grace that our afflictions may be removeu. or renaered tolerable. 1 would meution Thursday the 14th ol January next as a suitable day, aud hope it will be observed, aud every store, saloou aud snop closed. Yours, with much respect. John Sample, Minister. M. E Church, south Editors are requested to give publicity to tue aoove. A Practical Application Nicholas Wain, though a regular Quaker preacher, was a great wag and many are the good iniogs saiu ov mm wnicn are stui current tn certain rauaaeipnia circles, lie was once traveling on horseback iu the interior or Pennsylvania in company with two Methodist preachers. They discussed the points or alfference in their respective sect. until they arrived at the inn where they pm up for the night. At sapper Wain w a seat ed between the two Methodist, and before them was placed a plate containing two trout. Each of the circuit rider placed his fork in a fish and transferred it to bU plate after which each shut hi eyes and said art audible yrace before meat. The Quaker availed himself ot the opportunity to trans fer both of the trout to nisown plate, mere ly remarking, when the oUrs opened their eyes. "Your religion teaches you to prav. but mine teaches me both to watch and pray'." Every fanner (or mechanic who has the facility) should produce his owu mutton wita which to supply fresh meat to hi table. rrocar two or tore sheep, ptit them la a dean and comfortable place, fvrd thru from oe to twa non ads each at enrn and aaxa ; (UUy. Thla will fatten them la a few woeka. 83 00 PER Y7EAR 81.VOD OF MISSISSIPPI. abtbact or raocEFPrsoit FFPoaTP-D roB TBI CLAK.UN. FIR-T DAY. N'aw Oklxaks Dc.S. 153. The Synod of Misilppl met thWdsy at 7 oclixk. P. M, in the Prjtanla Stree Churrh. tnd was opened with a sermon b Key. C. M. AikinwMi. 'ast Moderator, from 1st Corinthian. 13:22. . , . The roll being called by Stated Clerk, th. follow ingdcb gafi s.iswered to their name Atiini Prtttyter MiMSttK B Chase. ) ). A. Mcvadum. T. II Ch i md. ti S. Koodebush. O. Newton. W. Uurg.-ss F.LKkRS J. M- Newton, D G. Buie, J. L Md alium. A. F. Hardie. Cent. at Uuststipyi Mimstebs K. ni. K K. slierriil. C. M. Aikii.son. J. II Mexander. J. M. Caldwell, J.-I.n llu iter D-D. W. T. Hall. A. II. Mecklin. I. J Daniel, J. McCampbell J. W. K- rr. J. M tiearv. F.ldkks J. S. Colmary. J. T. ! Itee. "G. P. Tneobold. A. J. Ail-worth. D A-kew, A.J. Liddell. II. C. Mcl-aiirin. D McLaiirin. V. II. Simpson. J. A. McMur tray, J. M. Watson. M. B. Kellogg, A. iKxl M. Giahnm. J. J. V oo.cr, J. li. Slier rard. E. K. M. I-ean. D V. Cully, G. W Grafton, J. L. Power, W. Halrsiou, J. A A vent. Ixmisiana MlMSTr.Rs .1 K ' Doretnu D.DC S D l. J SiratO'ti, A Z Young. F.L tER A LCasttin. F W Stratum. Tombecdee .l inisi ks J A Lyon. 1)1). J S Ciroihcrs. S K Friersi.n, A P Smiili. J Biiighain. A II liarklev. Kl bmi It b .VIei a-k I I.J A Minniece. D D Dsor. Bed BirerHrV J T Davidson, Elder T II Morris Aetc Orleans Ml sistkr -B M Palmer D.D II M smith, D-D, T K Mmkham. W Klinii, It Q Mallard. II Maine. IIS M.Cal lister. .1 C Grahais. W W C K.l'y. Mr. Kowx. D McN'air. L BGistoii EtM-k II I' Bait h t l. J A Mi H M H)s. Dll td- leii, J D Full-Til. W I' IU) luoiid. J Murray Bev. J.-hu Hunt, r D D , wr elected M-hI- rator; Kev. A. II. linkhy. iciiiM.rar) 1 1, rk; J. L Power. L .g o-sing ( I. ik. It w as umvcil and sdooP d I hat f lie wi Ion. t Synod bs from 9 o'clock, a. m to 3 u'clotk M. SECOND DAY. Tut kspaY. Dec. 9, 1SC9. Present as on yesterday, w Ith aihlition l II v. K. I'rice, of the Prcsbvlcry of Missi- '1'P . . Inutes of last meeting ol sy nod read ami tpproved. the Moderator announced lhe appoint ment ot Standing Coliliuil lee. K' V. If.. I. Ilar.i. of the Methodist hpfsco- pal Church. South, was invited to a scat as rresponding member. Kev. It. Melnni offered the followlnj! esollltions w hich were adopted : lies.. I Veil, 1st. l'hal we, as a S ihhI. disao- prove of lh publication of lhe tonlcssioi. of Kail li without the Scripture It Xt. Kesolved. 2. id. Dial in the vlt w or tills ynod. the Commiflee ot Publication hail no Muthoi it to publish such a copy of tin ontessioii of Fanli. K.v. D. O. N. Da vies, of the Synod id Nashvi'le, and Kev. J C. Phelps, ot ( ini ix uati, were invited to seats as corresponding member. The following brethren gave reasons for tardiness, whicli were su-taiued : liev. D A Campbell, Pic. Central Mis. " S S Brow 11, " to M W Traw tck, " of " B Chase, " " ' E K tiraves Louisiana Presbytery. " W J (jilUspic, Y FfJrifhn. Presbytery if New Orleans. Adjourned until 9 o'clock to-not row. In Appeal I lor O. pliin..'oMl und 'lot hi k ri'drtl. From the Orphan's Banner. The public have nlway rcsix.iulcd so prompt ly to every apM-iil .f the II -iiim tor issistaiice, that we deem It an act ol kltnple justice t. inform theiii, thitit I imw in pressing need. All unabated commence p, their generosity, bused uioii experience, suggest ttiHt it is uot necessary 10 do more than give a simple statement ol fact. The Institution Is entirely without provisions. L'verv mouthful of fisHl that the children eat, except a lew vegetable being bought. I his has b en the ease for some tune, and cannot last much loug-r. Beggary on lhe higliway, or starvation at .he Home, will be the inevitable consequence to the childr uules supplies are soon received Children mud eat; there Is no substitute for lood. l he Home is really in danger. In addition to the want of food, there 1 pres-ing rie,-d ot lothiug, shoes, mattresses, and bedding. Kven al thi eaily s.a-on, the children are not as comfortable a. they should lie. either day or night, for want of these nr(i les. W e hope friends will art promptly. Ke- uu iiiUt that a short delay is di-astrou to those who are already pressed by want. Do not w ait tor an agent, that i not nees-ary. In fact, there is but one authot led Agent in M ississippi. aud he is not pet fairly at work. Ler friends in every city, low 11. and neigh tMirlnxsl. gattier up upplicH, and send direct. frovimons of all itndi, shoes, clothing, nut tresses aud britill g. J.vcil seeoud-tialiil loihmg would be gladly received. And is hoes, we would suggest that No'. 1. 2,3 and i's, are most 111 demand. Agiin. wea-kyouto be prompt. If we seem liniirturiale, w e hope uu m ill exi us. it, in con-lderatioii ot the exigency of tin cane, neuu an supplies uv regular iieigui and not by Ex pre.. Making TuiMi.s 1'i.ea.ast. Life i at the host 80 full of annoyances' und troubles tliut there is small nccij tor us to banish any of these little device or sure terfugea that interfere to smooth our path. If you are blessed with so happy a lot that you huve absolutely nothing to do, then, Ior occupation a nake you may re solve to cure yourself of the habit of pay ing compliment or ol uttering any ol those Iriemllv fiattcric! which are tin; grace of social intercourse. You may make a martyr of yoursell if you choose, and look down with Hovcreign worn on those who are still weak enough to exag gerate the amiabilities of their f rn inls, 111 order to give the latter tuViiHiire ; but you will le a prophet without disciples, 11 martyr without lollowers, a Simeon Mv lite performing nolitarily a useless n ancc. The kindly relation which bind f riends together are loundeil on a system of generous interpretation ol each otlors better qualities and to the etui of tune people who care to have friend and ac quaintances arouLil tliein will cout'ortn to the usual custom, lhe sort of flattery i ...t. . . 1 wnicn consist 111 nxiking ut trie grace; rather than the defect of the character of a man or woman anl indirectly letting the owner know that you admire these. forma the basis upou which any section of pociety that holies to meet on friendly terms must meet; and not only is tin flattery harmless in its resultn, but it ex crcrses those beet qualities of wit and tact which men and women ikwss, and serves to distinguish between the civilized bing and the rtoor. "The Innocence of r latter', in lemple Uar. Ilovr I'eopl Ku--4-d la Shrrp It i a mistake to suppose that there is any economy or anything approximating to a "clear gain in endeavoring to com pel sheep to "winter themselves," even in the mild climate of Missouri, or still mild er climate of Texas. Looking over our exchanges carefully lor information on this topic, we discovered that every suc cessful grower of sheep attributes his suc cess to the purchase of good stock in the first place not fane stock, necessarilly, but good, round bodied, health v. vigor oua stock and secondly sheltering and feeding the stock in the fall and winter and keeping them in fenced pastures in spring ana summer. A 1 aba New. Emiobaits. Eighteen families embrac ing ISO or GO persons, arrived from Bsrbour ONiuty Ou the Eufaula train yesterday. t. und for Northera Texrs. We regret 10 see such a large emigration f our worthi est citizens but nothing else could be ex pec ted under such State government a this under which we live. These people are fly ing front taxation and debased otticers who rule them- Montgomery Kail. . Oea. Brrckeorldga vouches fur land prixe scheme. 4 Aarrlcwltnrml Items. A piece of land foct square con tain ta acre. The most profitable use for tour apples ii to make them into virifgar. It is estimated that an equivalent of twelve tons of hay can be nKlueed vn one acre iu roots. Maple and other tree whidi Ix gio to plit and breakdown, ran U? avtl by oclting the ojH n halvea together. Shale trees should not 1 plut.;J clone to dwelling houses L!t in the sua light. In a farmer's family neither hair, ium nor feathers need Ik procured lor Ix Js sort inside husks, well b.-tcheled, km wholewjme, elastic and durable. The way to aoeoropluh the most on a farm is to know before hand preceiaely what you want to do, atid the ratio of mean in po.scKsii.n to accompli!! it. (Jood farming is thu di tlucd : It con sisu in producing a. ;rcat quantities aa (Kissible of vegetable that ild tmt exliaust the soil, and selling tin m in an animal rather than a vegetable form. It is said that sis drachm of etulHiIio acid, dissolvinl in one gallon of water, i ure protecliou of vine against inwi t. The liltle stf ijM'd bug dislike thi prep aration and sick hU dinner elsewhere. Laud i often injured for year by plowing while wet, llctler tins, one crop than hurt the land, but latter still pre pare it in the fall, when, if well under drained, there will lie but little trouble in the spring, even in wet w.tson. . m I'lowrr and V 1 - In lien There are many beautiful iKitanical ex periments which may be conducted in the tiouso during winter, which nr not em oraced generally in the list of flower Mod vine in our parlors and window. How many of our fair readers have the lieautiful vine of the sweet potato running over the mantle-shelf! Thi pretty eight can Ik- enjoyed by placing a sweet jxitato in a tumbler or oilier gla-s vessel, filled with water ; passing h pin through the tuber so as to keep the lower end from one to two inch. Jroni the bot tom of the vessel. Keep on the mantel shelf, in a wuitii room, and eytry day give it the sun tor mi hour or two, mid 111 a few days riviting will In gin to appear, liming lor the bottom of the vessel, and in two or three week the eye will legiu lo hlnsit und rapidly grow and run ujxm sUsjx tidcd twine or any little trellis-wotk prepared for it. The diosrorea batata i tin preticst for this purpose, when it can U' obtained. The luot nii g glory CHti Im propngntcd in parlor wiudjws, when there 1 some sun, to K rl'ectioii, during winter ; it flow it with its natural colors, and the deli cate little vine can be iniple to run over the window. A hanging vase i the pret tiest for this. Susjiend an tworn by 11 cotton thread, so ns nearly to touch the water in 11 gbtn vessel, (11 hyacinth glass i pcrluip the liest, ) net ujmiii the window or mantel, and let it remain there for eight or tn weeks1, more or less, without being inter fered with, except to supply viiiiratioii of the wafer, mnl the iimni will burst, and 11 it throw 11 root down into the wa- -r n sprout or stem will be sent upward. throwing out iieiiutiful little green leaves; thus giving you tin oak tree, in full life and health, within your parlor. 1 here ure many of the mosses whn h an lie very successfully grown in tin house through the winter, and with the foregoing allord 11 11 interesting und rt fined njoyment lor the f eiiiiniiii s ot 11 family, and n real pleasure to nil who huve 11 taste for the beitutiliil to w lines. e trust to see ti greater inclination on lhe pur ol the ad icm to introduce into their Imii-i m tin most agreeable addition to lle ir domestic leusure. (From the Alj. niieii KxMiulner. lniinKriitltii, The Labor Piolili-in Is about to be solved. In North Ecd M ls.-lppi ; anil I ln y hm! an a f fertile outlying Mod, Will be rt In I lin-d. and made to blossom aaof'yorc. 'I lie Im migration Society, founded p. OUofc-ltit a lew day ago, ha- alremly rc-uMi d In the lin (Mirtatlon of overan hundred hard) , sober, indiiHlri mis Dine, ihe iieucleiiH ollfious aud that w ill labor in the llchU and shop f lldckasaw. With the Next eighteen month. Messrs. Lyektierg A liirdell. native of Svveiileti, sin) Iniintgr tlloii A g.-itf- In the employ of the Mo .lie A ( lino It ill lio id I 'ompany, readied our city on Monday, lor 1 he pll rMi.e enl l-l 1 ng I In- active Interest of ur el' izens In thi. great xnteriirlne. ami a meet Ing w a at once called, at I lie oltice f e..r li 11. ton ,. Kyuolils, of whn h the follow lug the icpori : "At a meeting of . ili.en of Aberdeen, on Monday D 'C. Hth. for Hie pur.e ,f urgau i.mg an Iminlrni aid S tcl.-ty. W. II I ..p- n' w called to the chair, and Dr. J. L. Tlndall was HpH i 11 1 'd Sci-n tary. On motion oi lion. I.. K. Ilniiiltin. a eommilt.-e of five wa Mpisilnted by the f'h linn' to diHiight a ( 'i.ii-t it ut ion and Itvlaws 'or the g.iv. f tiiui-nt of 1 hi S el IV. The follow Ing yenlb men were nd pol n I e ; L L. Iloil-ton. h O S ke. M. ! Strong, N'teilhsni Whi'tl- I I and J. II. A 1cl. r-.n1. "On mnl ion. t he com m it I ee t a Iiisi rm ted n r.'lMirt oil Wednesday Dee Hth, at 3o lot k P. M.toan adjourned meeting. .1 I.. I I MiAI I, S-c-y. W II. CLOlToN. l it mi." The meeting w a liig.ly Httcnded, sri I lhoe pre-eut, eX'dfilt. d 1 degree of I hIoii eariiel. .e.s I hat tsil' H.nl a-ure sin res to f he ell' irt to form an I m 11 iu rat l 'ti S m e. ty I 'i A'.er I ft ; an Id 1 ib' e in t . y of on r le .ding farin.-rs. w ill 111 ike Innu'diate r raligeiiieiits tit obtain ' be nun. ' t of IxKor r r quired to thorony lily in'tixsle their lartti in the coining year. The Ag'iit -t trt. d tli Ir abiliti lo f.in.Lh live Ihoun il id. If requnnl. w .h in I w el ye ui".il li - ; and to fiirnl-h not onlv lorer. but. hou-e ie r yatiU, earn .ge drivers, wagoto r ami aiti- n.m ..f all fc Hid. I h. V ciii furnish M itiroe t 'ounty w ith, from fi 1 e tin 11 lre I t a I hoii-an l lb Id band , In llle time f.i "(iltcli" the 11" X' clop. "d rill I. 11 v. r the lr-l lu-t,,l,ii, . t wi'liina very few day s alter reeeiy ing the (nil. T. The Agents furnlsti no latsoeis f.f Ind . Ii.iraeter. bo' yuarai.tee every mm that Is delivered, and on t In1 01 her baud. a t n. t he latsirer trl-rnl and T' pre-aid.il lye. in r fus ing to supply ao man with hands lm l n l a lli' inb. r of t he asH 1 1 1 h m, and fully guaranteed a a man of lemur and J rolnty , LNTKKTAIMNU A f.LTHT. Urilliuht men are said to U; fond of marrying un intellcctual wives. Madame de Talley rand was no exception to the rule. (She wa very pretty, but by no ttn iin 1 lever. A certain sir t'icorge lloliiiisoii, who bad traveled in the Last, is-ing iu vited to dine at the rninisU r's bouse, Tullevrand s.iid to hi wife: "I will leave a book fur you, my dear, on my ntudy table; please l read it, and then you will In- able to talk to Sir Jeorge wLen he conic to dine." Talleyrand forgot to leave out the inii n 1 ed hM'k; but his wife, anxious to comply with his instruction, hunted about the study and finding, "The Adventure of Itohihson Crusoe," at once jumped Ui tho conclusion that the author win their ex pected guest. (The Trench u.sU ..Tly lrop the word "Cruise' am s.k of "ilolj inson.") She read the b.x.k diligently, and aMonished Sir George, on his enter ing the drawing room, by instantly rjuen tijning him concerning "that darling Friday." Remarkable Lonoevity. Tho Lin coln county (Tenn.) lS'ewn says that there are two ladies named Sullivan, living in the northern part of that county, whoso ages respectively are 104 and 112 year. They are both enjoying excellent health, and one of them, so our informant says, walked two miles and carries! a half bush el of meal on the day he saw them. It'oi ther of these blooming maidens have ever been marrv d, consequently tho hair on theibeada is still "thsr," and by av.u 1 ing the perils and horrors of rmiri "'.y they fcava lived to a green vl 1 r -s. 1 l-r also hav brother Lvir j tear t . ir 1 ninety-nine years.