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ASHTABULA; Saturday Morning Jan. 28, I SCO. Tn iNvmrntnoys Tho Senate committer if loveatigatioo ftito lie John ISrown insurree MD, o3 th replication of the Republicans, are provotingly barren of Interest. Amy, tbe first witness but been disposed, of. The trou ble with him wm that be knew too msch, end !w committee could'nt stop bi gab when they kared to. lira, tbe secretary of tbe pros' Active sooty commonwealth, tbe second wit ten states emphatically that the movement Was known bat to few persons, as Drown was a se cretive man and kept bis own coanscts. None who accompanied him to Harper's Ferry but Kagl was iuformcd of the plan. Ho says that Brown and those In bis coiifldcnce were radical obolitionlfti who denounced tin Republican. IT is testimony was a detailed account of the orjrfinitntloa of Browns Provincial Government la Canada, which has already been published, lit testified that be went to England in 185, od knew nothing about Brown's operations after that time, lie was requested (o examine certain letters found in Brown's ieg to sec if be could identify tbem but tetflified that be knew nothing about Brown's correspondents or the authorship of tho letters. Tbe committee have been disappointed in Reall's testimony, nothing of any importance that was not before in evi dence having been elicited. Mr. B. Bv Mcoter, the Vermont member of the National Kansas Committee, coufirmed the leslliSSny or Mr. Corning of the refusal of the Jfat'ifthttl Committee to furnish arms to Brown it 1857 when tbe invasion of Kansas by armed ftadvea of men commenced. Mr. Blair, of Collinsville, who manufactured tbe pikes which figured at Harper's Ferry states that tbey were ordered during the Kansas trou ble as weapons of protection. Mr. Callender, Cashier of a Bank at Hart ford, proves that Brown bus friends there which were drawn upon to furnish supplies for Kansas. Neither bad tbe remotest idea of the movement in Va. till it was published. Senator Wilson went before the Committee and informed tbem that in lime be would pro duce a copy of the letter to Dr. nowe concern ing the movements of Brown, based upon the information be received from Col. Forbes. - Onio Penitentiary. The financial manage ment of the Ohio Penitentiary for the past year has been eminently satisfactory. Notwithstand ing the great increase of convicts during the year, and the impossibility of securing, on ac count of the want of room, any corresponding benefit from their labors, the receipts exceed the expenditores'about $2,000. This gratify ing result, the first occurrence of the kind in tie' history of this Institution shows that for all time to como it may be so managed as not to be a burden upon the revenues of tbe Slate, and possibly, to become a source of income to' the Treasury. Tub SPEASSRsuir Four yCars ago, there were 133 ballots for speaker in Congress, be fore the plurality rule war adopted, and Mr. Banks chosen. It was moved by a democrat, and sustained by both democratic' atid ropubli- ean rotes, and resulted in the organization of tbe House on the 3d of February. On the fi nal or plurality rote, Mr. Banks bad 103 rotes, Mr. Aiken (democrat) 100, and there were 11 scattering. Previous to the plurality being adopt ed, Mr. Banks's vote ranged at abbnt 100. Now there have been but 34 ballots, and Mr. Sherman has had over 100 votes on about 30 of them. Id 1849, the plurality rule first be came necessnry iu the choice of a speaker, when the free Boilers, like Falfrey, Horace ann, Ciddings, 4c, held the balance of a pSwer be tween Winthrop (whig) and CobS' (democrat). It was then proposed by a democrat before the first month of the session passed over, sus tained by both democrats and wbigs, and tbe ballot under it gave Mr. Cobb tbe speakership. Skcbkt Orguxizatiox. Mr. Colfax, in an ef fective speech in the House on the 19th, smok ed out the fact, well known for days, that South ern Democrats had signed paper pledging themselves to resist the Plurality rule to the last extremity. Mr. M. C. Queen of South Carolina admitted tbe authorship of this secret movement Mr. Vatlandigham, to an inquiry pat by Mr. Colfax, spoke for W estern Demo crats, and said tbey would resist the Plurality by every Parliamentary expedient, thus virtual ly playing into the bands of Disunionista, who rely npon that mode for its defeat. Thus, we Hve democratic testimony to the fact, that the disunion sentiment of the Southern fire-eaters, is the doctrine of the democrats North and WeBt Democracy and disunion are thus be Come" synonymous terms. That old fashioned, Jefferstmiao democracy, that used to mean sub mission1 fl the will of tba majority, peacefully and conatiiationally declared through the ballot-box, bas become absolete, atd Democracy dow means the destruction of the Government and the horrors of civil war, in case that parly beaten at the polls. Are the considerate and reflecting men who bave followed tbe sinuosities of that parly, and hitherto found an apology for its successive retrogressions really to jodorse this feature also T Paooccts op Ashtabula Co:, roa 1353 i Acjtm How a. Botfe. Produced. Wheat, 4111' 4l.74 Bye. l0r " 1-1,030 Barley, 410 4,32 Buekwhca,t 1,518 18,889 Corn, 11,603 57,070 Outr, 3,884 75.568' Potatoes, 410 37,282 Meadow, 51,264 69,804 Sheep killed bj dog, 365 ; value $834 ; in jured 160 ; value 6206. Number in the State killed 60,536 ; valtM 8109,661 ; injured 36,- 411 , value $37,097. New Yoki & Eki B. U The result of the seven years business from Sept. 30, 1852, to Sept 30, 1859, is a deficit of $825,768 43. and cowed np by declaring fake dividends. Tbe ataonnt squandered during the seren years was $1,9.53,265 60.- Tbe business of the road since June, 1657, shows- a Jelkit of $1,562,404 41, and this without the deciaratiou of any divi dends. The worst period iu tha history of tbe road that from 1857 to tbe fall of 1659 was when it was uuder tbe management of Charta Uorun, the great Railway reformer. Tbe only thing he did fur bis 525,000 a year, was to sink the road etidar hia charge, deeper in two years than his predecessors had done during the whole time ;iui the opening of tha liue. I. Agent pt the Viceroy of Egypt bas ret UiL'.y cum.-luduj a coDtract for a large sup ily of LL:i') iui ,i ore J firaarma, 'I U rixeut tut of klips iu Plymouth Cburcb Jax'tUrs j.roiiuc.d iha siui off WfibS. ' Mr. Sherman's Remarks. We had a very brief telegraph dispatch of the remarks of Mr Sherman, made in the House on Friday, the 30th i We now give a mora ex tended report, and bave no doubt our readers will agree With Us that they are admirable in matter and manner, and but furnish cumulative proof of tbe great gcrod sense, the unimpeach able honor, and the undaunted firmness that Characterise the Republican candidate for Speaker. Mr. Clark, or Missouri, made Dome ex planations as to bis object In Introducing tho resolution that no endorser of the Helper book was fit to be Speaker of the nouse. After Mr. Sherman's Asking Mr. Clark to withdraw bis resolution Mr. Clark paid he had avowed his pur pose, aDd would tell the gentleman that he had had two opportnnities to mnke his ex ilrtualion, but hns failed to absolve himself rora the responsibility of recommending the circuit) tiou of the Helper book. Mr. Sherman replied, thot an opportuni ty had never becu tendered him. When the gentleman from Missouri introduced tho resolution, offensive in character, and at an improper time and manner, he cut off what he suid he desired to do, namely, afford op portunity for explanation. When, three days after, the gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Millson appealed to him, ho stated that he had never seen or rend the book and had no rccollectiou of signing any recom mendation. After that explanation was published, he received a letter from E. 15. Morgan, a member of Uie last Congress, recalling the circumstances under which bis name became connected with the publica tion. Mr. Morgan stated that while be (Mr. Shcrmnn) was w riting at his desk, ho asked permission to use his recommenda tion iu circulating a political pamphlet. Ho consented, provided there was nothing in it offensive or improper, and confiding in the judgment of the friend who requested the favor. This was the whole story, and presented a plain unvarnished statement of facts which had been so much misrepresented These were all the circumstances under which his name had become associated with this book. The other day, when the fub ject was brought before the House, nnd iu language be did not consider courteous when he was charged with disseminating treason, and lighting np the torch to be applied to the dwellings of his Southern brelheren charsred with crimes which, if he were guilty of them, would take from him bis title to a seat on that floor when hcjrosc in his place and told the gentleman from Missouri that -if the resolution was withdrawn he would answer, ns the book was read page by page, whether he avow ed or disavowed the sentiments contained therein, the gentleman refused to withdraw it. lie did not believe it was the desire of the gentleman to give him nn opportu nity, or to relieve the diuiculty. If 60, he would wilbdraw it, to give him an op portunity to do what he proposed. ".Nev er, so help me Qod, whether the Speaker's Chair stands before me or not, uever while tbe resolution is before the House improp erly, aiid in unparliamentary way, aud its adoption is urged by offensive arguments, will I explain a single word in those ex tracts. (Applanse from the Republican side of the .House and galleries.) While the resolution is intended as a stigma, and is sustained by epithets he cannot expect me to say more." He repeated that the circumstances under which this resolution was pressed were not characterized by can dor and a manly course. While they might conduct their controversies in' the House with zeal and determination,- it ought to be done with- frankness and fair ness. U hue the resolution" had becu press ed, and there bad been offensive debate, be had been arraigned before the couutry with his bands tied and his lips sealed. He hud been assailed here day after day, iu a man ner withoot precedeut in party caucuses, State Conventions, or anything clsp. He had said1 and lie repeated that his opinions were on record. Creutleraan said they had examined to see what they were, and it was charged that he bad objected to the iutrrduction of a bill, but when the gentleman who introduced it made a satis factory explanation, be (Sherman) with drew his objection. They would take notice that that was tho only accusatiou against him. Mr Hi.vdmax. I charge the gentleman with having advocated on th'u floor a prop osition to exclude Slavery from the Terri tories by Congressional legislation, and of having avowed bis intention to oppose the admission of any Slave State into the Union, and of having branded the Fugitive Slave Law as suvuge aud inhumau. 1 charge him with having stigmatized Southern Slavery as injurious and a crime. Mr. Sherman, In other words, lam charged with being a Republican. This is my offencc.none other. I never sought to in vade the rights of Southern States, nor the right of any citizen. I have my ideas of Slavery in the Territories, and at a proper time am willing to define them. I have made but one speech on the subject in Congress, and that growiugout of an offen sive Message of President I'ieroe. They are the opinions of tho body of the Repub licans, ana gentlemen may discuss them. I stand by my political record. Gentlemen on the other side, while proclaiming me a traitor by implication, iu order to serve a political purpose have called on me to show tbe proof of my iunoceuce. They have failed to S08taiu their charge. When called upon to specify, tbe ouly thing they could say was that while sitting at my desk, a friend came to me, and I authorized him to use my name to a paper, ana that by this I became a traitor, and would put the torch in the in cendiary's hand. This is not fair argument. I repeat if the gentleman from Missouri desires to know what my sentimnts are as to the extracts from the book, I will give them, if be will remove what I consider an insulting menace Otherwise I nover will It is not in my I food, and this gentlemen cannot put it there. (Applause.) I have been patieut and forbearing. i desired to see an organization opposed to tha Adminis tration. It u our highest duty to investi gate and aualyize the mode in which this government has been administered for a few years past. 1 did not believe the slavery uestion would come op this session, i thought we would have an examination into tbe t'pndition of the government But for the nnfortu.ite affair at Harper's Ferry I do not believe t.2""- would be any fueling on tbn subject; no Northern member came here approving of the for7 oi doun mown. Everyone was willing to condemn me act oi lawless violence. Before we bad reached even a for 831 ballot this question was thrown npon ns. It baa bad Us effect on the public mind. I believe tba resolutions are unjust, offeusie and wrong, not only to Ilennblicaui but to our eomoion con it l- Ituency. This agitation has stirred np bad blood- If this obstacle vera removed, I be lieve we can yet 6 to wot k and organir.e this house, and atlinitildtef its power with im partiality. Whenever my friends are sat isfied they Can combine a large number of voteS rjlthcr by a majority or plurality, I will hot stand in my present position an hour, I will cheerful retire from the field and give to any other gentleman who will ac cept, tho barren honois of the Speaker! chair. (Applause.) Mr. Clark, of Missouri, e.fprced hia as tonishment that tho gentleman had taken the ground that he hd. Hit had by his remarks destroyed the last hopo that bo (Clark) would withdraw the resolution. It attacked iio'nlitn Individually. It denounced ns incendia'r'y the doct ines of the Helper book, and the only assertion was that the matt who endorsed It is not fit to be Speaker. The gentleman said ho and bis Republican friends had been abused, and that tho debnto hns been conducted in a persona! spirit. The Democratic side are not to blame for that. The gentleman spoke too of bud blood being produced by tho introduction of the resolution, but bud blood was stirred up before Congress assembled. The Old Dominion, that has stood from the days of the Revolution, had been stained with blood by the acts of tho Republican party, and could tile gentleman complain, when that territory had been invaded and the rights of the State assailed end her safety imper illed by the circulation of that document, that objection to his election should be per sisted in. The gentleman has passed the dny of grace, lie his deen arraigned before the couutry. He(Clark) would uever with draw the resolution. Corwin and Doi'olas. A Washington dis patch of the 23d, says : Senator Douglas, in the Senate to-day eat a vast deal of Southern dirt, in return for which ho expects the Charleston nomi nation. Douglas announces that the preach ing of the principles and doctrines which caused John Brown's raid npon Virginia, still continues and must be stopped. While he was in the Senate hnmiiiating himself before the American people, of whom a vast audience listened to him, Corwin in the other wing of the Capitol, in the prcseucc of thronged gnllerics and a full House, ad vocated in a powerful speech the principles of the Fathers of the Republic, and de nounced the disnnionists. His speech was distingned by nil his pe culiar characteristics of eloquence, humor, argument and illustration. He demonstrat ed that the principles advocated by the Re publicans iu resisting the extension of Slave ry were those of the fathers, and that the clamor ngainst them now cume from the de scendants of the very men who had sustained the ordinance of '87. The South was ex tremely restive- under his hard hits, and Messrs. Lamar, Keitt, Barksdele and others attempted to break their force, but only to suffer more by the encouuter. Lkcomtto.v, the scone of so much political iniquity sod corruption, has become a stench even iu the nostrils of locofocoism. The name is in disgrncc, Equally as affects the town, the constitution, and the chief-justice. In the leg islatnre of Kansas, just separated on an adjourn ment to a new capital, there was no voice for Lccompton except from the owners of corner lots, the lessees of hotels, and the government hirelings. When the governor vetoed the Law rence bill, the democrats kindly refrained from voting, in ordef that tho republicans might re enact it by the required two-thirds. A large m:ijoiity of tho mombers then at once left L( coinptou by every available mode of convey ance, without wailing for supper, and some of . them even without waiting to pny their bills. The U. S. SENATOhsiup. We learn by the State Journal that the Republican members of tbe Legislature held a joint caucus in the Hall of tbe House on the evening of the 11th, and unanimously resolved to meet in caucus on the 1st of February, to nominate a candidate for United States Senator. The Journal says "It is generally conceded that Salmon F. Chase will be Senator, timl by the unanimous Republican vote, after the caucus nomination.'' People who get "into the midst" of At lauta, Oa.. must be doubly "sound on the goose." The Atlanta Confederacy says : " We regard every man in our midst an "enemy to'the institutions of the South "Who does not boldly declare that he or " she believes African slavery to be a so " cial, mol-al aud political blessing. Any "person1 holding other than these senti " mtnts,- whether born at the South or ' 'orth, is unsound, and should be request "ed to leave the country." Tho apblogista for slavery in these diggius are beginning to take this ground. They say tbey are ashamed of the dodging, and unsatis factory apologies they are compelled to offer Tor slavery virtually admitting that the argu ment is agaiust them. With the Rev. Mr. Van Dyke, Charles O'Connor, and the Allanln Con federacy, they are prepared to go the figure, and assert that slavery is a divinely sanctioned institution, and nothing is too sacred to be made to protect the bullowed institution. This is all right in political ethics ; iu this case it is inevi table, "go the whole hog or nothing." FcftTuea Investigation. The Tribune soys that it is understood to be the inteotion of some of the Republicans, as soon as the House is or ganized, to move for a Committee to inquire whether there bavo been any recent violations of that clause of tbe Constitution which pro vides that "The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citi zens in the several States;" and if so, what ac tion, if any, of either department of tbe Feder al Government is necessary to punish past and preveut future violations of this sort ; with power to send for persona and papers. This is called for by the violation of private rigbU iu the recent outrages which have been perpetrated npon peaceable aud law-abiding citizens of the North, who happeued to be dwelliog ia the Southern Slates. It is also intimated that an inquiry may per haps be instituted iuto tbe recent mail robber ies which have been committed by Government Officials under the pretence of suppressing in cendiary publications j and that if the fuels seem to demand it, an attempt may be made to punish the authors of these gross crimes, even though it be uecessary to resort to impeachment to accomplish the object. These investigations should go together with that ia regard to tbe Harper's Ferry raid, and be prosecuted with vigor, though tome conser vative niiuds might think that such wholesale indiscriminate iovestigatiou might produce nn necessary agitation, and consequently increase tbe jeopardy of the Union. The Lake Erie Female Seminary, commenced its second term, with one baodred and twenty five acbelarSj 5rTbe next tfute Fair will be held at Dayton, from tbe ?th to J?th of Septem ber. Tsadii and rotit-r with Alkiicd The fig ures show the different policies' pnrsiicd by Eng land and Acrfcrica, with Mexico, and afford some very plain hints to guide (is Iti our conclu sion as to tho most bonest and enlightened of the two. While our democratic administrations have been concocting various schemes to rob Mexico of territory, England has been saga ciously and steadily at work cultivating a com mercial intercourse with that country, until its foreign trade is nearly all in her hands. Our present commerce with Mexico docs not exceed nine million dollars per year, w hile that of Eng land is over thiity-thrco millions. In 1835 our commercial exchanges with Mexico were up wards of twenty-millions, einco which timo our trade has been declining and that of Great Britain increasing. The total annual imports and exports of Mexico amount' to about fifty four millions, of which England has over half, and tha United States less than one sixth. Theso advantages Englaud has secured by es tablishing regular lines of steamers to the Mexi can ports, which are portly sustained by the government. England k pursuing the snmo policy towards oil the South American govern ments and is almost entirely taking their trade away from us, and by her commercial connec tion is securing a large political influence in all these countries. So that while wo have been reiterating the dogma that European govern ments must not be allowed to interfere with the political affairs of this continent, we have al lowed both the trade and political influence to slip out of onr hands. This is one of the effects of modeling down all our ontions of governmental policy, diplo macy, legislation and national comity, to the one idea of extending aud strengthening the sluve power tho stultifying and dwarfiing ev erything to this narrow and selfish end. Tuat On Among the rumors of new oil discoveries iu Pennsylvania, thero is one pre vailing at present to the effect that a man nam ed Brower, having bored somewhere in the neighborhood of Drake's works, Titusville, came across a spring which yields thirty gallons per hour, and of purer quality than any yet discov ered. If this is true the proprietor has of course found a mine of wealth. U. S. Aoriccl'rao Society. At tbe late an nual meeting of the Uuitcd States Agricultural Society, at Washington, Mr. Wnguer of West ern N. Y., was elect president. lie is a practical farmer. Marshall 1. Wilder of Massachusetts was voted the 'grand gold medal of honor,' as the founder and constant patron of the society. This is tho largest and most valuable medal struck in America. A Coxsf.uvativk Appeal from Kentucky. The venerable and distinguished Rev. Dr. Ro bert J. Breckinridge of Kentucky, has address ed a long letter to his nephew, the vice presi dent, in which in a quiet way he says some dam aging things of the democratic party and their threats of disunion. He declares that as to the dissolution of the Union, "the settled and deliberate conviction of Kentucky is that it is 1 no remedy for anything whatever, but that il ' is itself the direst of nil calamities." He says that Kentucky has suffered vastly more than any of the disunion threatening states, on ac count of the exposure of her borders, from which the slaves easily make their escape, but she knows that this evil would be greatly aggra vated if her border was npon a foreign couu try, and especially upon a hostile country. He denies that the North has committed any such outrages npou the rights of the South as would justify dissolution, or that there is any prospect that it will. But ho says that the true policy of the South iu such case is to stay in the Un ion aud fight for its rights. If the South wants to annihilate the republican party, he says, it can be done by convincing the North that the extension of slavery is not the policy of the South and of the general government. As to tho territoriul question, he asserts that all par ties at the North deny that slavery is establish ed in the territories by the constitution, and that fie difficulty on this point has been aggravated by attempting to turn over what is properly a po'itical question to the 6npreme court for de cision. He thinks tbe nation does not believe in tbe infallibility of judges, any more than in the infallibility of senators, kings or popes. Besides the South gains nothing practically by tbe Dred Scott decision, for if she stays in the Union she cannot re-open the African slave trade, and without that she bas neither ncroes nor slaveholders to spare to fill up new territo ries. On tho whole, Dr. Breckinridire sees no reason for disunion, deuies the right of any state or any number of states to leave the Union, and says iu conclusion to his distinguished nephew, who has shown a disposition to echo the disunion cry of his party : "As for the South, taken iu its widest sense, God has cost my lot there, nnd I havo been loyul to her ; nil tho more loyal that I have been neither blind to her errors, nor ignorant of her perils. As for Ken tucky, if I bave left undone anything I could have done for her honor, her interest, or her glory, she knows how joyfully 1 would redeem that lack of service. But still I love my country; still I am an Ame rican citizen. Aud I deny, with uplifted hauds, the right of uuy court, any presi dent, any Congress, any State, any combi nation of S'ates under heaven, to abolish from amongst men that highest of all hu man lines, i bave worn it as a crown all my days on earth: aud I iniDlore von hv our common blood and common name, by an me lore so many noble hearts bear for yon, and all the hopes they cherish concern ing you. so to Quit yourself in this dav of trial and rebuke, that yoo shall bear that iiue prouuiy, ioug alter my gray bairs are uuuer me green sou. All this is but suppressed republicanism thought aud felt, but only half spoken, and lis ntterauce by a man of so distinguished a positiou iu Kentucky as Rev. Dr. Breckinridge, is a sigumcaut and cheering indication of the healthiness of southern'sentimeut outside of po litical circles aud mere commercial interests. Pouted. Mr. Meigs, the gentleman havimr tho control of the great Washington aqueduct, for which congress appropriated duriotr tbe last terra $1,000,000, was recently ordered bv Sec retary Hoyd to Florida, with a view of displac ing turn from that position. . Tbe President per aooauy interfered, and countermanded tbe or der, which bas excited much comment, as Mr. loyd was supposed to enjoy more of his con Cdeoce than any member of the Cobieet ' V ERiiONT Bakks. Thompson in his nan isote Reporter has attempted to u.u- u.MjTuimpon modulus or Vermont, which attemot is coiiRhWftd hr r.m. mercis! community as infamous. The good .j;.. .rn i .. . . ovouuiug ui iucso jnsiiioiioos ia sufficient ly authenticated, and the public Heed have no cuuevru auout ma matter. &kn AtORtAL ScnrosvAS. Marshal Malt John son passed through this place on Tuesday last Tor Jefferson and Dorset, witb Senatorial subpoe nas for Hon. J. R. Giddings, and John Brown. Mr. Q. bad been absent for some days, and Mr. Brown, was temporarily from home. Tho ser vices, we believe, were mado at their respective resiilencs, and the Marshal returned the next dny. Mr. G. hHS already publicly aunounced bis read iness to obey. Dissolving the Union. As we go to press, we snppose the Legislatures of Tennessee, Kcn lucky and Ohio are having a very convivial time together at Columbus. Gov. Dknnison extended to the two former bodies, who we bo licvo had boen mellowing at Louisville, to meet the Ohio Legislature at Columbus, and the in vitation was accepted, and they wore to have loft Cincinnati for our Cnpilul on Thursday. If in this meeting, thero is not some other dissolv ing besides that talked of by tho fire caters of Congress, wo will henceforth lay no claim to prophecy. The draught In about Columbus, we fenr, will be more serious thau it was last summer. but seriously, this step of tho Governor will add not a little to his popularity, and do more to rtboko the insano folly of the locofocos in congress than any ono Ihut a month's cogitation in any other direction could have hit npon. We trust the genteel thing will have been done by our citizens and rulers. Capsiis M. Ci.ay i.v Kentucky. The politic al speech of Cnssins M. Clay, on the capitol steps at Frankfort, Ky., on tho 10th, just after the adjournment of the state democratic con vention, was a great and bold effort. Mr. Clay never treaied political topics with such clear ness and power, nod he manifested all the fire of his youthful eloquence. Ho vindicated re publican principles and men bol by and without shrinking, denounced the expulsion of anti slavery men from Kentucky, the proscription of uorthern men at the South, aud tbedisunioDism of the democratic party, r.nd fixed upon that party the responsibility for the ogitution aud trouble now upou the South. George W. Brown, editor of the late Kansas Herald of Freedom, hns got a new trouble on bis hands. His "angel wife" that be said so much about iu his paper during the bordsr-rof-fian disturbances, has sued for a divorce for adultery. So he has not only sold himself to Mr. Buchanan but to tho devil ulso. The strug gle has been to see who could get the most out of him. As his paper hns gone up, he will pro bably be of very little more service to Mr. B. so that the contraet with Mr. D. may bo car ried out at his leisure. . Washington Gossip. Siuce Mr. Sherman's announcement on the floor of the House, that he was ready to withdraw whcTievcr au equal or n larger number of votes could be concentra ted upon any one else in opposition to the ad ministration, the republicans have again canvas sed the field, but do not find any ono npon whom they can unite with any bettor prospect of success. Mr. Hickman is still the favorite in the event of a change, but the tenor of Wash ton letters is that no change, even if any shall be made, will tron.-pire at present After the exposure, on Thorsday, of the se conspiracy of some forty of the southern demo crat to keep the House 'isorganized at all haz ards A prevent the majority from either voting on the plurality rule or electing a republican speaker, the republicans can better afford than ever to remain quiet nnd calm, and wait for the administration to "call off its dogs." Tho de velopment of this plot has made a profound sensation npon the public mind, and wo predict will soon force the adiniuistration not ouly to disavow the act but to insist on an organiza tion'and co-operate in bringing one about. The National Executive Committee of the Union lengne, hove resolve to issue a proclamation in compliance with tho pro vision of the Association, cnlliij for a Na tional Convention, to be held in New York city, July 10th, 1 SCO, for the purpose of con sidering the probability of supporting any ono of the proposed candidates put in nomi inalion by the severnl political parties, or iu case it is deemed inexpedient to support any such candidate, then to nomiuate a candidate, who will represent the opinions expressed iu the preamble and declaration of principles of the Lmon lengne. Tub Work ooks Bravely On. We have news from Washington to the effect that the President has ordered one hundred and fifteen thousand improved muskets to be taken from tbe arsenal et SpringGeld, Mass., aud deposited in Charleston, S. C, and other disunion locali ties in the South. This work, report says, is to be carried to a still greater extent. Old Buck, and his friends, too, as ho approaches the end of his tether, seem to bo growing proportion ately desperate. & Mr. II. N. Johnson has retired from the editorsdip of lire Cleveland Review. Mr. Suocpr of the Cleaner has bought an interest in the Review orncc. HSy Judge Crndlelmugh, of the United States court in Utah, w ho is is now at ashington, has challenged Mr. Hooper, tho Mormon delegate to Congress, to a pub lic discussion of the character of Mormon- ism. XtSy An csenped negro from Harper's ierry, a., was nearly caught at Auburn, N. Y.. tho other dav. by a U. S. marshal from the former plucc. He is said to be tbe same negro that guided John Urown iuto the arsenal. &g" A Georgia paper hoists the name of Charles O'Connor of New York for pre sident a very empty compliment since the gentleman is uot a native-born. A mnch better ticket is that suggested by the Eve ning Post: for president, lirighum Young; for vice president, Daniel . Sickles. A play called " Tho Fortune Teller, " written by Mr. Mocquart, Nafftlcou's pri vate secretary, is attracting the crowd ut Paris. It has a character in it answering to that of the Jew boy Moi tara, and the folly of tbe church is very palpably hit. The emperor and empress bave attended the play, and it begins to be considered a sort of preface to tho pamphlet orr tbe pope. teir The disgraceful treatment of sever al lriblimeu lately by tbe southern ch'tvalay arouses some feeling among tbe Irish de mocracy. Tbey begin to think that in vo ting for democracy and slavery they are likely to get more than they bargained for. They find that the slaveholders have no more respect for an Irishman than they bave for a "uagur," and that the demo cratic idea at tbe South is that the man who works is not too good to be whipped. Those who hold that a people should ac commodate themselves to the policy of their rulers might as welt teach that a man should be cot and clipped by bis tailor to bi ois garments. Six Years ih Atbica. We would cull the attention of our readers to an advortbemant In another column, of Dr. liarth't Eifiloralioni and Dhcoverir in JYorthrrn and Central Af rica This volume seems to come very oppor tunely at the present time, when nit much is said and written on the subject of Slavery. Dr. Bnrth traveled Sir 'ear$ in the Wilde of Northern and Central Africa, and was oblig ed to take an active part in the Slave Hunt of the various savage tribes with whom he min gled and bis tivid dcicriplion of those hunts, the Burning of Villaget, the slaughter of a part of the inhabitants and the capture of oth ers for slaves, forms altogether one of tho most thrilling as well ns instructive books of modern travel. Dr. Barth explored where no white man had ever teenhefore, and no one who wishes to become familiar with the history of Africa, par ticularly or the portion where tho Slave Trade iscorried on to its greotest extent, with all the horrors incident to the traffic, should fuil to read this Work. l'nWMtPd brJ.Vf. Tlmiltpv K. ifl vntu r .v. C4- Phllwlrlplila Prtr Si.as, lor which on raceiiit, the mihlMier K'ml aenpj hjr Mail, (lo.ln pikl. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. A. W. Steele's Assignment TMIE Undersigned hns been duly Ap- -- finlnfwl ami oimlirM an Aml?nn of A. W. Stclf, In rlaoo of ll(.nrvF.wtt, liMlprnco1, and In pnrmranc of an or der of the TrobnU Court of AthUbula County, I will offer Tor snlo at Public Vendue, at tba Jewelry Store of Mid Steele In Aahtabula, on Monday, the 12th day of March next, nt 2 p. m. aiirt continue aaid mle from dy to dnjr, nntll the whole l nlf 1 he entire t.ek of goo.l awti-nr-d br mid Steele, roniiistlna or tloi-K Watrliea. Watch Miitertola, Watchniakei'a 1W tnr, Cullerjr, Jewelry, Silver Ware, field Hena and Holden. Kllvor. I'lated, and Steel Spectacle. Onirics Thlml.lea, Station ary, Door I'latea and I rttera, I'oaea, Safe, Show taaea, c . fcc on the follow in, to-wit : For all auma under .', Cash In hand. 5 and under tJf; rfxiy data credit: til ' " ninety dnya credit. $10 and tnms over, 4 niontha, wilh approved aeciiritr. ..... , SIcpHen Hall, Alienee. ' 'MMmla, Jan. 20th, ISflO. SwMt-jS 75. T. M'GUIRB ia lias Deen lavine low for the nat npnenn. to aelcct ajiJ make up a good awnrtn.ent of Stoves and Tixiwn,ro, and be ready to take tba Spring Trade ribt by the horna. To have hia Rtorea and Tinware trfetl, And bare the people aatlefled, He la now ready to give aome of tbe best referenrea In the County, to ahow that lie baa been aelling aome of the Best Stoves and Tinware in Matket, at the most Reasonable Prices I Ha takea pleamre, therefore. In atatlng, that he will be pre pared to meet all iu hia line by Spring. T. M 'QUIRE, TTnlhert'a niock, nearly oppwdte the Bank. J"OW is the time to buy your Photo grap h ! THE fndereigned having purchased II. A. Marah'a location In Ashtabula, would reapectrully Inform the cithenaof At.hU bula County, that they are prepared to take all klnda of Am bmtypea and 1'botngrapha from the common to life tile, put up in tbe best style upon the most literal terms. Copying done from old Itaj'iierrreotvpea and Ambrotypes1 either small ize, or Tkotograpbed and colored to Life. Initructiuna given upon liberal terms. The clllcna are cordially Invited to call and examine speci men. They will aUo keep on hand a good assortment of Ambro type stock for sale cbeajier than can lie puichased elsewhere. O. W. Carmichakl. A. S. Bobbins. Ashtabula, Jan. 28, 18C0. 627 Dr. BAIRS, WILL Lecture in Smith's New Hall, on Saturday Evening, Jan. 38. Subject " The Monarchs of Europe of our Times, and the Manners of their Courts." Admittance for ailulta, 15 cent Minora 10 eta. Tickets to be bad at the Door. Doorf open at 7 Lectute to commence at half past seven o'clock. MASTER COMMISSIONER'S SALE Lands Md Tenements Ashtabnls Common Plean, November Term. 1859. Daniel JV. Squires, ) vs. v Order of Sale. Wm. D. Chapman. BYrirtue of on Order of S file, duly ifwuetl from said Court, in tbe above oumj, to me directed, I will oiler for Hie by way oj Public Auction, at the Door of the Court House, in Jefferson, A si i tabu la County. Ohio, on Saturday the 3d day of March, a. d. I860. between the hours of 10 and 4 o'clock of wild day, the follow ing dtucr.Uil Itudn and Tenemeuta, to wit. Situate in the County of AMitabuia, being art of original lot No. eibt &) in tow miliip Number fourteen (14) in tbe fintt range of town nhips in tbe Connecticut Western Kerterve, and bounded and described ut follows ; belnff part of mibdivbiione Not. 8, B, 10 and 11, in said original lot Number eight (H) commencing at tbe South-want coiner of L. I'itiiey'B land, in tbe centre ol the ridge road running thence easterly along tbe centre of Mid Hbige lifind to a utake four rod and ix feet Eaat Irom the centrf of tho Thompson Kond, tdeooe Northerly tfira)lel with said Tlmmjwon Kotd along the Went line of the School Ilounn lot to 11. Keyi South line, to tbe mid East line of E. Fltney'a land, thence Southei lly along nnid Filney'i Enid: line to the nliice of bt'gitiniur;, containing twelve acre of land, le the same more or lets, appraised at $1,()5H, one thousand and titty eight dollars. Win. Hendry, as oto27$5. aJelTersou, January 21, iKrXt. Social Mauler Commisioner RKlicrUT' Sale of EAL ESTATE, Ashtabula CoaimoD I'leafi, Koremlier Term 1859. Laura fVchstcr, et at. vs. Petition for Partition. Andrew Sheldon, etal. ) BY virtue of an Order of Sale, duly turned from mid Court, in the above cae, to me directed, 1 will oiler fur sale by way of Pobiic Auction, at the Door of the Court House, in Jefferson, in the County of Aahtabula, and State of Ohio, on Saturday, the 3d day of March, A. D. 18G0, between the ho ore of 10 and 4 o'clock of sold dny, the follow ing described Ileal Estate, to-wit; Mtuate iu the township of Saybrook, County of A hh tabu la, and State of Ohio, and described as fol lows : being iart of IM No in said township of Saybrook, aud bouuded Went by the West line of said lot, East by a road running Northerly aud Southerly through Mid lot. North by lands owned bv John All cock, and South by land now in pos sesxion of Orrio 1 Jit inter, containing about nineteen acre, of land, being the Maine piece of land set off to Polly Sheldon, wife of she said Win. hheldon, deceased, as her dower eKtate, which land is fully described in Chaucery iteoord, I, of Ashta talmla Common l'leas, (iage 'J'Jtt, appraised at $1,0U0. Terms of Sale, one-third cash ou the day ol sale, one-third In one year, and one-third in two yean from said date, the de terred payments with interest, to be secured according to law. WM. hEN'UKY, fchehflT. Sheriffs Office, Jan. 21, 1R60. 6ta27$5 Administrator's Sale of Real Estate. TX PURSUANCE of an order granted X by the l'roUte Court of Ashtabula County, Ohio, I will oiler lor aule by wa of Public Auction, oa tu. 25tli day of February, a. d. 18C0, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon upon the premiaea, tha following described Keai EKtate : Situate in the Townahip of Saybrook, County of Ah tabula, and State of Ohio, beiiiii knowu aa part of Ivt No. nlly-four 44 in towualiip numlmr twelve l'i in the fourth rang of towu.shipii iu the Connecticut Went. to Reserve, and bouuded and deKcribfd a follow, I North by the North lioe f aaid lot number 54 J Eaat by land owned by rJtephrn A. Perrigo ; South by a line running parallel with the Kouth line of aaid I Ait number llfty-four 64 and one hundred and aixtv Irk) roda South from the North line of aaid laat mentioned lot, on the M eat aide of the grauted premiaea ; and Weat by land owned by Daniel J. Sherman, kaq.t containing within aaid boundartea, accurdiug to the aurvey of H. b. Hunter, Kaq., Thirty-two acre, and twenty-Bve hundietha 32 25-100 acre, of land, and ia aubjeet to all privilege, thereon, and lul.ject w (n uower eaiaie ui taocy uoynion. AppraUed at 1360. TEKM.S OK 8AI.Es One.third In hand, one-third In ona year, one-third in two yeare, from the day of aala, with luter- ear, me paymenuj io oe aecurea by mortgage upon th. pr uiueaaoid. LEVI IlKAINAKD. Administrator of David Uoyntin. Raybrook, January, 1fiO. 4wo2T THE SLAVE TRADE. SIX YEARS IN NORTHERN AND Central Africa I A Journal of an Eipeditlon undertake, under the auapioaa nf It II U'l!l.H.lnUn1 In IL IkilL'ILC 1IEXKY BARTH, Ph. D, D. C. L, Fellow of the Koyal tod Geographical and AaUticSocittiea, te i nita ai zo. Thia Croat Work glvea ui The Actual Condition of Northern end Central Africa I Id relation to IU Commerce, Agrleultur. nnd Manufacture', and especially tu regard to Tba Horror, of th Slav Trad I Tha Wara and Deaolationa which it cauaw; th. Blare HurrU, and Buroiog of Village,! The Capture of the Inhabitant for Slaves; the Expedilione authorized hy Uovarnmenta, having no other uhjfat than the. capture of Slavea I All thia ia minutely dWribed by Dr liarth from hia own Pereonal ObMrvatten. Alao, DMr HAKIU H Loug IWdeoca In the Fainoui City o TIMBUKTU, Where his life waa dally threatened, In ennaeuuene. of bli being a CurUlian; altogether loriuiug th. moat inUnaely iu tereatlng Uook of Trarela and Adventure, ever fubliabed. 10,000 Cople. Of this Work war ordered In advauee of publication, an' th. aale promiara toeineed that of our editin. of Dr. l.luiog'"e'e Travela and Eayluratioua, ef which w. have aold over vU.OUV oopiea. I"t"Wawajit Agentaaod Canrawra In all parta of tba I'mied buiee, to wtioia tbe auatt liberal aaiaaniaeiua will t pud. So. 41 North Fourth Street, niletelplite. Pa. V. R - (Spiee trot ky asiU (wo-t-juid) en itcaipt of Iba ph.., ii :. rv :- luuni noma lor Large bny soldinir, of faultlcu build, brok9Cfan,l0l,J. 'T' CiDd dipo.itlon, well Offiei m8t kJnd8 0f Work- ,nflir thto --l'eJn. 2pih, 'to. 2121 Mlffi'i MMISSIOaNERS Sao of PleaN ov,mh.?,nrraTm5'':NT9Ahtab0, Co,nn," Enos & 8trIcklBnr1Tg8cfjen W, MoonJ Ht Vlrtne of an OnW of b.i. a , ', , In th. above caw, to m. Vii nT'' of Publlo Auction at th. Door li om from mid Court, for aale by way Court House, i Je(rcrson Ashtabula Co., fihi on If'ednerdny, February 22nrf, jj, jy jggf) between the hours of 10 and 4 o'clock of aaid A.- ,L '. ing described th tM'1, Landa and Tetjtfnents, to-wit : Pltuate in th. Township of Andorer, Countr of Ashtabnte anil State of Ohio, being l.i Township No. t, (ruth. 5rat rang of Townships In the Connecticut Western Iteserve, ao called, and hnnnnVd and desctibed as follows, to-witi Beginning at the Smith West comer of John N. W ight's 1-ot In theeenlr. of the East and West center roaiL tlience North thirteen roda nnd nine links, thence West six rods, thence South thirteen mde and nine Units, thence East sIt mils to th. place of be ginning, to enntain one half acre of I And. Appraised at 7oO seven hundred and HflT dollars. WM. 1IKNHKV, SherllT, aa Special Master Commissioner,. Sheriff's Office, Jefferson, Jan. 1.1, 1WQ. ftwfr.rj. Sheriff's Sale nf Land. Ashtabula Common Vkaa No. Term. 1859, Shearer Ik King, l v" S Plurlci Vendition. Expenaa, Calvin Wondworth, J 13 Y vlrtne of a writ of Pluries Venditioni. to me directed, I will offer Hjr sale by way of Public Auotlon at me uoor oi me uourl liouee In Jencraon, Ashtabula Cb., Ohio, on ff'ednerday, Fchrvary 22nd, A D, 1860, br-tween the hours of 10 and 4 o'clock of aaid day, the follow ing described Lands, to-wlt l Situate In the Township of Hnrpersfleld, County f Ashta bula, and State of Ohio, and is bounded and described as fol lows, to wit: South by a mad running East and West past Calvin W oodworth's; on the East by a rood running to th. river, past Kiley Wnndwortb's ; North by lands of RileT Wondworth ; and West by the line of Lot No. Kid, In aaiiP Ilnrjiprsfield i saving and reserving therefrom six acres or IhikI in the rentre of aaid lot, hounded South by said East and! West rnad, belonging to so Woodworth, containing br esti mation after deducting said Asm Wnodworth's laud, thirty-flw acres, he the same more or lesa. Appraised at $ W1H. HENDRY. Sheriff. EtierilTi Office, Jefferson, Jan. 13, 160. ow52 "jV TASTER COMMISSIONERS SaliTof I'-l. Land, and Tenement a. Ashtabula Common Plea9, March Term, 1858r William W. Mann, 1 vs S Order to Sell lnds, Jefferson J. Brill. ) By virtue of an Order of Sale duly issued from aaid Court, in th. above ease, to me directed, I will offer for aale by way of Public Auction at th. Door of the Court House, in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, On Wednesday, February 22nd, A. D. 1860, between the hours n( 10 and 4 o'clock of aaid day, the follow ing described lnds and Tenementa, to-wit : Situate In tbe Township of Sheffield, in the County of Ashtabula and Stats ol Ohio, and is bnonded as follows : North and East by ljuid owned by Elijah Peck ; South on land occupied by Theron Drake ; West hy the Centre Kond, so called leading from. Sheffield to Denmark, and contains 2 2-6 aerea of land, with the buildings and machinery thereon, and appurtenances. Appraised at $ WM. HENI'lt Y, Sheriff, aa Special Master Commissioner;. Sheriff's Office, Jefferson, Jan. 13, DW). aw.U9 JOBERTS hns on hand Nine Clonksy which will be sold at almost any price, rathe tlinn keep them. Call nnd make an offer. DISSOLUTION. Tho Partnership heretofore existing between Briscoe & Pendleton, waa dissolved by mutual consent on the 1st day of January, 18G0. O. V. Briscoh. T. Pendleton. Ashtabula, Jan. 14, I860. 1w6M JOBERTS will sell Dress Goods very Low, to close them out Call and get some. Fresh Oysters J THE Undersigned would respectfully an nounce to the Citizens of Ashtabula and vicinity, thai Uiey have been appointed Agents, by N. Bartholomew, of Duokirk, N. Y for the aale of . 3T" r o o lx Oystersi Tlie facilities possessed by Mr. Bartholomew for obtaining hl Oysters fresh from their beds, directly through by th. N. Y. 4e E. U. It., will enable the undersigned to fill all orders, Wholesale or Retail, on the shortest possible notice, and on th. most reasonable terms. The importance, to all lovers of the bivalves, of being sure to get a supply of sound, healthy, fresh Oysters, will, no doubt, enable the subscriber to supply this entire community, and hw assures the public that no efforta will be spared to Give Satisfaction in all Cases. 8. Glflbrd V Co. t7 Oruers for Parties should be given 24 hours In ad vance. Junuajy 18th, ISoO. 62 JOBERTS has just received some low priced Cassimeres, that are CHEAP. DISSOLUTION. Know all Men by hese Prssenta, that whereas a co partnership In th. Pump Munuficturing llusinesa, has existed for some threw years past between tbe subscribers, aud whereas we have thia day mutually dissolved, this Instrument eheweth, that by an adherence to the terms of dissolution, we have no more claims against each other, by virtu, of said oopartnerthip. Jerbmiah Morning. W. W. ILli.. Kingsville, Jaa 8, 1S60. Stili JOBERTS offers his Stock of Rigolcttes and Hoods at a discount. PSotlce. llOTOSALS will be received by D. Caldwell, and J. I). Hulbert, for buildinp; a School House.in school dist. No. 3, Ashtabula township, till Febiuary first proximo, when aaid job will be let to the lowest bidder, proper security being given for the performance of th. contract. Said building to be com pleted by the first day ot July next. A plan of said ouildawsxr can be seen at the house of tne aubscribtT, with specifications. J. D. HL'LBritT. Ashtabula, Jan'y 8, I860. trf.2 JOBERTS sells Manchester nud Pacific DeLuines at Twenty cents a yard, and has for 3 years, without thinking it worth bragging of OA AAA Needle. I Neediest 2LJ tfXjyJyJ . Lndies, if you want Good Needles, call at the "New York Book and Fancy Hair and fet W. Crumlefc sons' celebrated oval and Gold Eyed Needle, have assorted and solid numbers, from 1 to 10. Asniauuia, January leou. 41. q, DICK. JOBERTS will sell anything io his Es tablishment as cheap as tbe same qualities catv be bought anywhere. Ashtabula Union School. Row. C. E. Brnee, A. M. BuptrimUudtml. 0 . E. Bhcci, A. M, - Principal of Hgth 8eb ttranuuat School. Do do. Intemedtel Department Primary. Assistant U Primary miss a. 1.. raini. Mtas U. E. Buowh, As. la tan t In MlsS A. D. WlXCHKRTKR, Miss W.AXTRT M. ItlLLOOO.. Miss Aiwa Fou, Th. School Is JViiin all naraoae of a suitable in raaidinw within the Village limits, aud th. " District attached tW.10 for School purpoees." Korty weeks constitute a year. Terus for Duniuf roa abroad wlllb.. For Primary per annum, $ too For Grammar ....... H.09 For High School .... . lO-Ow' And pro rat. for each term. 1 uitton payable in advance. All applications for admission to be mad, to the Siipsrin-' temlant. The Kail Term September 15, 1S49, d the Winter Term, January 2, ISnO. 11 u lilntiiw ..ImKi. !... it tt..bmildheirin at tha ensu ing oftonna. No pupils out ol th village willbe received for a Iras period than one term, aud a deduction, for absence e- eept m oases nr sickness or reairrai-. IT. L. MOKKISON, 1 H. Fas.ktt, I""- . I A. '. Hl HBtUp UTk a 1 f Stii-hkn 1UU-. Tree Board of Idueation.- J. A. Pkstic, 1.. Ha!. I 3X HARDWARE & Building Materials 1 r..n .wirtineut of Shelf, and Heavy Hardware. Build ers' kuiUwlals, s"4 Mecbeu'cs' Tools, at very low figures. , AVOOT Oi. MORRISON. OQD Lutter paper at 1 shil. per quiro.. GOOi) yN'TEIXlPES, at cts a package. ' Good Steel Pens, end Choice Oolc refcef But quel Ales of Inks, Black and Bed. , Arnold's Ink, Quarts, Piute, e lalf'Platr At the Cheap New Ycrk Variety BtortJ, KeuMuiber the place, J. U. Chap-mary OYbTKHa), V.lteMat.. rlV THE UNDERSIONE0 haa eonsuuitlv m 1 v Baltimore a. a at Fair Haves. Ovs ters, which he is prepared tu aeil by w noleeale aud UuU, at otiose which uVty eouiDettltuns tiT Oidvrs lea l tie )Ud Aos4 Statu will feealr. prompt atteutiou. A. A. STRONG. t.its A.'htsbu's, t'n.