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improve OS-fourth part expended therein, on such objecta of improvemrot as the rrpre r .1 alive« of the several districts may think moat expedient. And be it further resolved, That if the south-eastern or south-western districts de sire their part expended on a rail road east, nod are willing to receive the fund known Ss the two pv cent, fund, as their dial rib titivc share of all the internal improvement fund, now subject to the appropriation of the state, or that may he realized for such purpose, from the sale of any and all lands held by the state, the proceeds of which wdl belong to said internal improve ment fund, that .hey be permitted to draw the same on »«»eh condition and lor such purpose ; which resolution was read and gave rite to an animated debate. Mr. Lansdale opposed the resolution, contending ihat the effect of it would be In sectionslize the slate, and tu produce division and distraction. He considered such effects much to be regretted, and hoped the senate would avoid them. Mr. Labauvo called for the ayes and noe>. Mr. Matthews wish'd to explain his vote before giving it. He would oppose the motion to lay on the table, while he could not subscribe to all of the said reso uon ; because he desired to see the enqui ry made, and proposed that the résolu lion be laid orer to a special day. He thought it would be treating the enquiry with indignity to lay the resolution on the table. Mr. Lansdale said there was a northern influence in the legislature that grasped nt every thing, and wished to monopolize and swallow up the bounty of govern ment. He would not impugn the motives of gen'lemen, but he had learned thal^ie state was about to be divided into cffi. grresional districts, and he would not un dertake to pronounce that the liberality of the senator from Marshall sprang from the fact that he lived in tire north. 'I he state is already lamentably divided in feeling and by prejudice, without sectionalizing it by this resolution. He admired the so cial feeling created by the fact that were one people and one state. For him self, lie did not wish to be regarded as the citizen of any particular section. He claimed nothing for his region, but he would opiiose the system fore shadowed by the resolution .which is to be predicated upon sections, upon party, upon divisions Mr. Boone remarked, that if he had sense enough to know what he was about, the senator from Holmes bad entirely mis taken his object, in introducing the résolu tiou. He had nut intruded the congres sional district system into the discussion, but it really seemed that the districting of the state haunted the imagination of that senator ; for he refers to it on every occa sion, and he could not see what connec* tion it had with the resolution before (he senate. He had understood the senator from Holmes to be a strong advocate of tho district system, and he was now as tonished to see him opposing it ; for really by the gentleman's argument he appeared to be opposed to the district system, and opposed to all sectional divisions of the stale. Tho senotor had become n strong democrat so far as the district system is concerned, and lie could only account for the wide and wild range of the senator, by a discovery of tho great array of fe male beauty in attendance in the gallery. Ho thought the membeia front each sec ion of the slate best qualified to present its wants to tho legislature, lie did not think of congressional districts, but inten ded by his resolution to get at the best plan to appropriate the iuternal improve ment fund, and to harmonize conflicting interesta and aeciions, upon a subject which had distracted legislation for the last six years. He waa willing now for the first time to give up the twu per cent. fund to the east, upon the terms and con ditions set forth in the resolution. Time should be given lor discussion, and to bring in amendmenta, as he had no doubt some useful ones might be made. He would conclude by informing the senator from Holmes that he had no secret or hid den motive, lit* whole object was hon wstly and openly expressed on the face of the resolution. wc the resolution. Mr. Matthews wished to reply briefly to the remarks Irom the senator from Holmes, as they were direc ed at him.— He had not thought of the congressional district system, until it was referred to by that senator. He had nothing to gain personally by that system. The senator from Holmes had said much about a nor tAern infiuence, and bad charged that the north attempted to monopolize. This cry of uortbern influence be considered a great »bug-bear." He would be obliged to that senator to designate a measure which had ever been brought forward for tha exclusive benefit of the north, bv a member from Marshall county, or by the senator who introduced the resolution.— Holmes county had received more bounty from the state coffers than the Chickasaw counties had ever asked for. He called upon the senator from Holmes to specify the instance in which the north had re ceived or asked lor the aid of the _ ment, lie then mentioned several where the north had supported effort* tended to benefit other sections of the elate. The north, said he, had asked for offices or money. Aller some further remarks from Mr. Laud,doU-, the senate adjourned until day. UOl'.SK OF KBPK8S8NTAT1VE9. govern J cares m Mon Sati'ki) « v, Jan. 24, 1846. Mr. Pendletoo introduced a resolution declaring that it is inexpedient to amend * tfee revenue laws with a view to reduce lb* tage« generally. Mr. Pendlet jo said when he introduced a similar proposition some days ago, gen tlemen were not prepared 10 vole upon it. He hoped th«-v would now be prepared, by their votre, to express their opinion up on the expediency of inducing or not re ducing the taxre. Mr. Wade expresveJ the same wish, and desired that the vote might be a teat of the question. It was necessary to enable the aT,?!'"!/- 0 ' *" d m ~°V° orr^T "J:z:r " <Cl T* ry l ^ ( r ° rm ■ correct judgment upon the .utqocl, now before the houre, and he hoped tlml the houkC would give an expression of o pinion. Mr. McCaugban said he was not pro pared to vote upon the resolution. I bn committee on education had not yet iepor ted ; a bill might be expected from that committee for a system of education tu be supported by the state himself, he could Oot decide upon the prop, osition. nor give any opinion till that bill au introduced. Mr. Green, of Tippah, called for the yeas and nays, which were not ordered. Mr. Moore said he did oot perceive how the house could vote now upon the propo A committee had been appointed the Planter's Bank bonds, who might It the bonds For ■M M »■non. upon he expected to report shortly. to be paid, then we cannot reduce the If they are not to be paid, then ought to reduce them. He therefore moved^tbe indtfin.te postponement of the resolution. Mr. Wade said he was unable to see why gentlemen were opposed to voting 1 he resolution. Every gentleman could vote with an eye to the payment or noo ent of the bonds, and the vote would are taxes. on wc ment, I ijrr relie ve the committee ol ways and means of a great deal of labor. The committee asked that the vot* might be taken so that they might make their report with a knowl edge of the opinions of the house. If any gentleman desired that the bonds should tic paid, he could vote that it was inexpe dient to reduce the taxes. If he w<*nt for non-| avment, he could vote for the reduc tion. He therefore hoped the house would vote on the resolution, and that it might be n test vote. Mr. Harris said ho did not see how the gentleman from Holmes (Mr. Wade! could have his wishes gratified by the vote.— There wore several important bills pend ing or about to be introduced, and it was impossible now to tell what appropriations they would call for—there was the bill (or the establishment of common schools —a system that might require to be sup ported out of the state treasury. There was the militia kill, which would probably require to be carried out by a small tax.— There was also the bill to provide for pay ment of the Planter's Bank bonds. We could not vote understanding^, he said, upon this proposition, till we saw what amount of money was to be levied off of the people. Mr. Fontaine said he was in favor of the payment af the Planter's Bank bonds, but yet his vote on the ques'ion under con* sidération, would furnish no indication of his vote on thnt question. He denied that an issue could be made upon this résolu tion, by which the vote would test the de termination of the house in regard to the payment of the bonds. As he had not the information to enable him to vote advised ly at this time, he would vote against the' resolution. Mr. Totten said that the propositon be fore the house, was the correct mode of ascertaining in advance, the sense of the house in regard to certain measures not yet repotted on. This course was a com mon one in legislative bodies. He was an advocate for the payment of the Plan ter's Bnnk bonds, and be looked to the do nation of 500,000 acres of land as x fund by which that object might be accomplish ed, and he would resist the disposition of this land fund, till the Planters Bunk bond question was «ruled. His vote on this question would bt based on the idea that would not increase the taxes for the propose of paying the bonds. He hoped the land might be made available to the in ternal improvement fund. His vote on this question, then, would be a test vote.— He thought that some reduction could be made in the tsxea, at least to the amount of the retrenchment whieh had been ef fected in the expenses of the state govern The question on the indefinite postponement being taken, was decided in the affirmative 41 to 87. Mr. Archer called up the joint resolu tion submitted by him a lew days since, au thorizing the governor to offer a reward of $3000 fir the apprehension of Richard S. Graves, and his delivery in Jackson. Mr. McCaugban, in few words, resisted the adoption ol'the resolution. He said he was opposed to offering rewards for the ap prehension of rascals. He would rather offer rewards to keep them away, question being taken, the resolution was not agreed to. to of the ion ta TIM SENATE. a a agreed SENATE. Monday, Jan. 26, 1846. Mr. Ackeb, from the select committee to whom had been relered resolution« to call a convention to amend the constitution of the stale, made a report, the substance of which is as follows: The committee report that they regard the present state constitution as pre-emin emly defective in many of its moat impor tant provisions: That the evils necessarily resulting from its defects are manifold and onerous, and sensibly lelt by the great mass of the community, and by them are justly made a cause of grievous complaint: that a convention is the only proper aod effectual mode of remedying existing evils and perfecting the organic law of the land: ■ hat the coat of a convention would not ex ceed that of a session of the legislature ; and that to* amount expended could be saved in a abort period under a new and improved constitution : that efforts made to pertect the present constitution by engraft ing on it successive amendmenta will be attended with nearly, if not quite, as much coet as the cost of a convention ; that it is impolitic and dangerous to try to amend the constitution in the manner pointed out by that instrument : that, at general elocl tous, the minds of the people are loo ap4 to be vexed and harrassed by the political topics of the day, and voters are too apt to be ab sorbed by a strong desire to elevate politi cal or personal favorites ; aod consequently that proposed changes are blended with political issues, tbs effect of which will io evkably he, that a suject of the highest importance to the welfare, prosperity, and even existence of the state, is made a mat ter of minor consequence. To prove this, 1 ha committee refer to the fa.» oi the el tempt to arrive at the will of the people at tho last November election, upon an amend *«««* the highe.« .mport.m» ; that the condition was adopted ,0 1933, er of it more than ten years ago; anJ that since that time, tho public mmd baa been completely absorbed in the accumulation of money, as to have entirely overlooked the defects of the conatitution. A large portion ol the state has bt»n settled siuce that period, which had n» voice in its for mation. The committee express the opin ion that no serious evil can spring (rum calling the public mind to this subject at the present time ; that the discussion engen dered would be healthful and inatruative, and that no change, with mature délibéra lion on the part of the people, can be effect ed, wihout auch a convention: The report was read, and the bill thereon reported and read the first time, and on motion of Mr. Boone it was laid on the table, and two hundred copies of the same directed to be printed. The president announced that he had re ceived a communication Irotn tho Auditor showing the amount of the funded warrants that «» ill fall due between this date and the first of March next: also showing the amount lor the fiscal year ending 1 st of March, 1847—the former $3,968 9«; the latter $40,135 92, in all $44 094 88 , which was read and laid on the table. Mr. Boone's resolution, introduced 00 Sat urday last, to divide the state into four in» tcrnal improvement districts, waa on bis mo'ion committed to tho whole house, and made the order of the day for Thurs day next. HOUSE OF nEPRESENTATIVES. Monday, Jan. 26, 1846. Mr. Fontaine submitted a resolution : That the Judiciary committee enquire into the expediency of a law lor the issu ance of execution* by the Probate courts to enforce decree*of said courts for payment of money, against executors and adminis trators in favor of creditors distributees and devisees, which was udoptrd. Mr. White introduced a joint resolution that the bonds and coupons issu d for, and on account of the Planters' bsnk, ought to be paid by the people of the State; and on motion of Mr. Buford the rules were sus pended and the resolution put upon its third reading. .Mr. Harris moved to lay the resolution on the table which was disagreed to, yeas 17, nays 72, and the question being on the passage of the tame, Mr. Connell moved an amendment by way of ryder "that the assets of the bank .and the sinking lund should first be applied to the payment of the bonds. Mr. Hariis was opposed to the adoption of any resolutions on the subject. If the bonds were to be pu id let gentlemen bring forward their bills prescribing the means of doing it. The legislature passed resolutions to pay the Union bank bonds, but made no provis ion lor tho payment; they were not sus ta iei by the people, and the only effec/ tho>e resolutions hud, was to place the State in a ridiculous attitude before the world. The demecratic doctrine was to pay and not to promise. Mr. H. said he was not one of those who were afraid to levy tax»» when necessary. He was not to be under stood as being opposed to the payment of these bonds in any and every shape.— would like to see some fea*ible plan sug. grsted for their speedy payment, but could see no necessity for the passnge of resolu tions promising payment. If we ere going to pay, let us do it and have no more promises. Mr. Connell expressed himself opposed to taxation till the assets of the bank and other funds, properly applicable to the object of payment were exhausted. Every thing should be madoout of them first, and then he, fur one, was willing to pay his »hare of the laves, and vo'e to tax hi* constituents, should ha be in the legisla ture, fur the purpose of paying the deft cieney. The chair here decided that the rules were not suspended for the 3d reajing, and the subject luid over. He of S. he HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Wednesday, Jan, 38, 1646. Mr. Allen from tlie select committee, ap pointed on a resolution ol the bouse, made a re port that the governor would make a commu nication to tlie house in regard to the "lost com mission." The private secretary of the gov or baviog been introduced, delivered tlie message, which was read. Mr. Allen then moved that 500 copies of the age he printed for tlie use of (lie house — Totten suggested 1000 copies, remarking that it was a very good document; and the qoes Ikiu being taken, 1000 copies were ordered to tie printed. ern said ■ Mr to of ; be to be is »II- 1.» INTIUJDLCEn ON LEAVE. By .Mr. McCauglian: A bill to change tlie name ol Rachael Laura Ruodell. Ruler su> jiviided and tlie bill passed By .Mr. Uiufurd; A bill to incorporate the Black Hawk mal« and female academy. Rules •pended and tlie bill passed. By Mr. Hinds: A bill to amend the attach ment laws of this state- Read twice and ferred to tlie committee on I lie judiciary. Mr. Mc.Nabb submitted a resolution that in the sense of this house, bis excellency A. G. Brown stands hooorably acquitted of any just imputation in regard to (lie lost commission. Mr. McCaugban moved an amendment to in sert, "and tlwllon. K. J. Walker." Mr. Fontaine moved further to amend bv in serting "and Dr. Win. M. Gwin."^^ ^ Mr. Hums rose and said that the house not sent here to investigate the private character of private individuals. There wag no use in it. We were not sent here to ; ass upon the character of Gov. Brown, Mr. Walker, Dr. Gwin or any body else. 1 he message of the Governor would go forth to the world, and tho peopfo would torm their own judgment upon the subject, and with them he was disposed to leave it*. He therefore moved '.o lay the resolution the table, which was agreed to. Mr. Allco then submitted the following resolutions : Resolved that R. J. Walker FUq in at tempii-ito diciuie Io ,h. „JZ state and withholding the senatorial com mission from the Hon. Jacob Thompson baa basely betrayed the confidence onhe people and justly deserves the lasting acorn k«i. charge the said Robert J. Walker Esq from the office ofSecretary if the Treösj this people, to hold said office, and that a copy of three resolutions be sent to the President of the U. States. The resolutions baviog been read, Mr ) IW ,h„ ,h., be laid ee ,b. | su - on bl« till I he 1st, day of July next. Mr. Al- I ,«-«ni SÄ'i-jr. i?e eÄ" Th«, dork having began tbo call, Mr. Allen J . tall of tfJhSure. which the «peak er decided to bn out of order aa the taking of the yea* and naya bad been coatmencaJ. The question to lay on the table »as deci Jed in the affirmativ», yea» 70, naya 14. SENATE. Faioav, Jan. 30, 184«. Mr. JWcC»«chan .ubmitted a rraolutioo of enquiry by the judiciary committee, into the expediency of to amandiog the law* on the «ob electioa «hall be held, at which the people of every' police district, including |iermaoent set tiers and voters, together with married women; ,|„|l rote, wtiether spirits shall be penmttnd to be sold in such district, or not; and if a major it y of such votes shall be against such license, the boards of police shall not g wit a licence to sell spirits in any manner whatever. Mr. Cushman moved to amend the resolution bv inserting "all unmai ried ladies," so*» toper mit them also to vote in such elections .ÄJ!£Ä^CÄ ,l ä£K'5S résolution, tlie yeas and nays were called for, and are, yeaa 54, naya 33. Editor. W. W. LELAND, : : : : : PONTOTOC, MISSISSIPPI, .Feb. 7, 184« Satcxday. O^rMueh of our space is occupied this week with the proceeding' of our Legisla ture, which will be fouod interesting. FOREIGN NEWS. FOREIGN NEWS. The reception of the President's Message in England. The long and anxiously looked for news of the reception of the President's Message in England, has at length been received. As we expected and hava predicted, there will be no war! The tone of the En glish press is decidedly pacific, and alto gether ndveise to a rupture with this Go vernment about Oregon. Eogland cannot will not, dare not, go to war with the Uni ted States, at this time, to maintain either a real or assumed right to any portion of the Oregon Territory. It matters not whether our title to the whole of Oregon, be 'clear and unquestionable' or not, the English Government would surrender it rather thin be subjected to the disasterous consequen ces of a w ar, in resisting our claim. There is a crisis io the affairs of Great Britain which enables the American Government to dictate its own terms with regard to a settlement of the Oregon difficulty. We can not believe, however, that this advantage will lure ua from the path of rectitude and honor, hut hope and trust that the conduct and action of our (»overmen!, will be auch aa to present to the world another signal instance of our determination to w ask for nothing but what is right, and to submit to nothiog that is wrong." We are iudebted to an extra of the New York Tribun of the 21th January for foreign news this week. We have only room for the folluwing extracts : "At 10 o'c'ock last evening we receive 1 by the Special and Extraordinary Express ranged for The Tribune and several other journals, the Foreign Intelligence hrowght by the steamship Hibernia, which arrived in Bos ton yasterday, after a passage of 18 days from Liverpool. The news is of great importance, and will be received by the friends of Peace in this Coun try with emotions of heartf.-lt pleasure. Tlie most remarkable if not the most import ant item of intelligence is the Restoration of the Peel MitüstJy, Lord John Russell having tailed in his efforts to organize a Cabinet. The main cause of this failure was the refusal of lord G rev to form a par*, of the Government if Lord Palmerston was placed at tlie head of the For eign Department. Ilia reasons for this will ap pear el sew here. The President's Menage was received io En gland with great calmness and produced no bel ligerent or warlike demonstrations. Public sentiment In that country is manifestly strong I or Peace. Laus Deo! The question of the Repeal of the Corn 1-aws " in tuspeuse. There is no material change in the Cotton Market, The President's Message reached England by the packet *bip 'Sea,' Capt. Freeman, on the afternoon of tlie 23d nit. in 17 days from New York. our ar depeodenre, substantial blowings they nJw enjoy and the r * , ,*" üo * »( peace, "fw j aatesM, after healing so wide a brswch, and ^pwg «« onottww 10 so great a cowman pm? i gff*?; * lw o , td b y l and unostural "•«*• wilder»«»», separated from botb'by^ jour 3*B *»!**.*».7* . yj be w bümeif locap-bl« of g ~ Uw country of &* aacottora bn the maxim, "ta ask nothing (bat H **** ta nothing tbaTw *»s»t that it »his "aoxurns drairem pre >> *^* the Ü SSÄ**« » The tone of the English Press, although each •peaks with its peculiar bias, is on the whole not so belligerent as was expected. TfowswiU.of coorae.be first I okedto. lb* world: sod although in (be general tenden cy of its course it is Conservative, yet it »pares no party nor any man that fairly earn* its A» to Oregon the Times »ays, after a what searching analysis of the Message: The terms ot the Message imply, then, tlie alternative of war, or cooclutive negut War is too moostroua to be thought of Tor a mo- 1 meet, except after every efert at a compromise ! baa been exhausted. Britain and America must 1 be Uo sensible of their mutual benefit» mutual ' 1Dd P™* >•* , fiw i It » mmtm I SAU' Oh JVDCMENTR FOR COSTS, § ' vill m°~ # v*sssJ^t fnr Hou ^ f°° r **" "*• »«*» «r ^ M Monday in March, 1846, ihn following judgment. Id th, Circuit ** >b« V, &**!* » b ' e,, H«"*«* am to bn »old to pay .Ik- coat, of Mtd 3J,^ * Po®.«« rxnnma mam nr. Tho*. P. Ferguann va Wm. Lawrence D. \V. G rrene, assignee, âtc. v» Willi» Jones Stephen Cocke, adm'r of Wm. Taylor, dec'd ** Richard CoUrill Walter M. Eat ill va Han* M. Davidson Wm. P. Woodward va A. W. White g 4 . C> Toney v* Nathaniel B bavia Ctaric L-Ui».. J..h. K An,lo„„„ D. Hardiman Wood va Collin r or bus J um es Sample v» B. D. Anderson, adm'r ~r » o M . j pe -1 o A Koo , üec d, Ales. Patton At Co. va Geo W . Brown Wni. Arnold, vs John Smith Sam ', vV.lson vs John K. Anderson n- n ii. irno v , VV J llanrnrk George I. Ivurne vs vv. j. Hancock Higgs, Son At I'.staon vs Miles Cary C. At W, II. Magarge vs C. A. Bradford w~~ «-.y *■ 5 . u. *.*.»», .d.,-, ; ol A. Boot, dec d ) bat* or *•$»• 18th, 1843 March 21 »t, 1 S 4 ^> N*jr 14th, 1839 Nor. 19th, 1841 " ** 183», May 25tb, 1840, Nov. ithh, maq' S«P*- 19«b, I 844 ', March 21st, 1843 Nov. 16th, 1841, ' March 19th, 1044 , May 18th, 1838, March 20ih, 1848 , S«pt. 19th, 1844,' March 18th, 1844, March 21»t, 1845, A *ocx T . ^69 iai go i C25 02 134 3G 104 -8 76 00 194 so : 91 55 914 00 181 79 202 r, 73 «j 138 Qo 4.941 »2 182 1*J 7,144 »**4 Nov. 29/A, 1815. 3m s -1 H IGH, Sk„, qiieath a quarrel to posterity, is natural enough. That they should think to strengthen their claim with strong language, is also in conformity with many examples. But if the decision is to be speedy, it can only be by negotiation, either by reference, or by a recurrence to the method which, tr. the esse of the disputed boundary on our Canadian frostier, proved so entirely suc cessful." C3"On our first page will be found a Bill drawn up by C. D. Fon'aine, Esq. as Chairman, on the part of the House, of a joint st leci Committee, to w hom was re ferred that portion of the Governor's Mes sage to which it relates. This Bill list been been reported to the Senate by Col. Boone, who is chairman of the Comm;t*ee. This is I .e Bill to which we alluded in our last number, as involving, in our opin ion, both the violation of a Trust fund, ar.d the indirect assumption of a debt of ilie Stale by the General Government. To say the least of it, this is a bold movement upon the part of our legislators without any -consultation whatever with 'ha people. APPORTIONMENT BILL. A friend writing us from Jackson, under date of the 28th January, say»—-** 1 he Committee on the Apportionment Bill will bring in their Report on to morrow. They have settled the number of Representative» at 100, and Senators at 33. At this rate Pontotoc will have 3 members to the Lower House and a Senator. There is a strong probability that tlie Bill will pass both Houses." 04CA Correspondent of the Ripley** Ad verlissr' writing from Jsckaon,makes on in sidinus and unwarrantable attack upon our Representative, C. D. Fontaine K»q , in consequence of hia vote for Dr. G win for U. S. Senator. Io our next number shall expose this sly attack upon Mr. For ne, and show that he actod with |erfee.t propriety in supporting Dr. Gwin for the Senate. w < ■ I THE I -OST COMMISSION. In our next number wc shall publish the Special Message of Governor Brow n to the Legislature in reference to the " Lost Com mission." This Messsage furnishes the en tire correspondence, both privat« and nffi. cial, between Hon R J. Walker, and the Governor in relation to the appointment of Sen »'or. ... . , , ... . We are truly glad that the whole matter is before the public. A righteous judgment will now be rendered by the people; nnd in our opinion t hnt judgment will be a lull and hon»rab'e ac- ! quittai of both Governor Brown and the j Hon. R. J. Walker, of all intentional ; ____, ... . wrong in connexion with the "Lonl Com* mission. THE PONTOTOC LIBRARY. 1 , - r . . . . It 1 * a tact not eufficiently borne in mind ,W„ h«*, a-, House in Pontotoc, a Library of well ee lected books. The lie! of membership and contributors is considerable, and the sup- J port which has been given to this praise worth) Institution, shows liberality on their part. But we arc rather surprised to learn thet the benefit, flowing therefrem, ' vory limited indeed. That the members j The human mind renuire* ii. r^i i „ 1L1 U " d rr 9 u,re * "• •» * pl1 M ,h « And as tbc vicious in c '' n * ,,on * our nature are more easily "•""*- *" *■* ,k '"8 proper training and proper culture. Hence ,h * of wholesome food for thought. blessed obiwet „fa lend ne*, fnr resdm « r » fondnees for reading and * m * ,n * of its gratification, is, that it r rant» the mind from running to waste .ed e0eeu.ee. ,„ p „„ re,,,,,.. do not sufficiently appreciate the value ' kr r';z rt, — anl P r ,lr of knowledge, a* is hero pre rented. That instead of having ly on hand some excellent books—not only for their osa benefit, but more particularly for the amusement and instruction ol the younger members of their families—they permit week after week to glide by with are - W F J to on census! 1 ... ! out * v,l ' ln X themrelvea of the great ad 1 ,,i,i aM . _ . , , . . of »och a method of training the mind * ■"«* fining them, both parents and i childreo * for • »*<kr and better sphere of usefulness. j» pr n _ An estimate was made a le\T " in France of the practical bea cation »0 far as regards Of 7,500 individuals brought to trial for ofiVncrt t,f grades against the laws or (hoir 4,500 were unable to read and write; 20w were able to read and wri w y««» »gu rin S of Ed«. commiuion of crime. »In •tre ritivtn »rite imperii,. 1 Ml were able to read and write »ell, an j only 172 of those possessing a good c cation. So here we see that more than half „| the whole number of criminal*, mtn j g , norant; and that scarcely more tfaip „„„ fiftieth part, were ol those who eettiiuU educated. This sfn'emcnt is taken from the Euer, clopmdis of Geography, volume 1st., p„ r 533, to w Itich we w ould refer our rewders whrre they will find it minutely detailed. We shall say more upon thie subject a gain. ICTOur dates from Washington are an toil* »1st ult. Tlie Oregon (Juration was still ibtet citing topic in Congress. The Missionary Baptist» of the ('ntei Stale* have 650,000 members, la Ni» York 98,500. Kentucky 59,000. In Alabama 26,600. 27,000. In Ma ne 23,"00. chuaetta 30,800. The anti-Miasinnary Baptists in the L State* number 70,000. In Tranratn 1 13,. 800. In Georgia 8,500. lu N- Csiu'.im 6,780. In Kentucky 0,200. la Yirg;mi 5,100. In Ohio 4,100. Of the rntire christinn world, owl*«. deed and sixty millions are Catoo'ic, and sixty millions are of the Protest«»! Chuieh. In Virginia 75,900. U In Georgia 43,50«. In Pi-nasrlran:« In M«T «IP MiTTEKK. EM AIN I NO in Hie Post Oftce st Pont* toc. Misa., on the 31st Dec., 1845. whirl, it not taken out before tlie 1st April, IM(. eiN he sent to the Post Ottrc Department a»"IVa.l t-otters." A Samuel Alhury, W. M. Allen, II. 8. die., W. Allen, E. L. Acee, Henry Andertoo. <i. T. Anderson. R T. W. By rum Oscar T. DleJsoe. $®»w Bird, Benjamin Hugg, James C. Biffle— t 8. C. Bogt». W Bishop, David Baugh. Osttw Bridges, J. C. Beams, .4. Berrel, C. BalW A. Bean, M. Bird, A. L. Ural.am, Burwell 4» Semion Birkley, Walter Brantley. Wills» Urewster, A 8. Bunt-well-.-.co. L. Beene. It becca J. Belt. It J. W. Cates, Henry Cook, W. W. Cauldr Hoary Cox, Elisha Y-Coleman. W. J. Cin der, Robert C radoe. I». C Coleman, Jim Caldwell, Thomas I. Cowan—2 Riley (ih well, K. H. Calben, Mareas W. Cage, Jamo,' c«ll. Pane Castlebury, Alex. M. ( Iaytus.7 C * rl * r * El > fuenwell^ James R. ( »More John Dunkin, William Driskell, Abnlon P - I)o « dle . 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Robinson, Jsinesj4 Isom J. Reese, B. F.Robmson. T- J- ***> W illiam Ruttlulgc, W iltiam Bastaa. Sylvester Sled. Bon). P. Sudduths££• N"u non, Charles W. Smith, Martha Sanders, J âme» Story. Jameajtgrw#**-, See or Ja. Northern II. W». D. Sh**-*^u Shelton, Thomas P. Spark», L- StwM * " White, J W 8t rack land. Benjamin Tbomsa, Eh»» TWr. M'*** ' Tarer! D Thornton. Doner TWtsto*. anta Thouiaaou W F Vick. -Wartha I, White, Bow kr» ft White, Adettee C Wilaon. Jas»«« Aaron Watree. JorephWW. " W Y - -me» L VV eal herall Cha. W w W 11 heranoo»», Robert Wangb-J**® . yvnjtl. F WikheTjameaC Wdree, R-^ATu J B Waldrop, Robert Woodfirc. B R * <■ Waldrop. 9m " v j» t Jacob Zina.