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r((iag tu tliC valley of th Itio de I. l'lalf, Set been assiduously complied with, and kiadly acknowledged by all ibe helliger tat. TU important tetrotiatioo, bow tef, bas thus far been withont rcn1t." ' Charles A Washburn; late United .tatet 'Minister to Paraguay, hating reened, aed being desirous to rt iura to . tie Uni tti Sutes, the Reer Admiral commending tha South Atlantic squadron was esrly äirteted to lend a ship of war to Asuncion, tbe capital c Paraguay, to receive Mr. Washburn and hia family, "and retuoTe them from a situation which was ; repre sented to be eodaogered by frei tun .and 'foreign w.ir. Tho Brstilian commander of the allied invading forces refused permission to the Wasp to pas through tbe block idinj foues, and that vessel 'returned tu i'l accustomed anchorage. Rcniotetrauce having been made against ... i . .. . . ...t.l Ulis rt-ftwai, K was proiopuy uuu. i, d4 the tWai'D tliertfore reuwd tier errand, and rocivtd Mr. Yahburn Lis fstnilf and cotiveved tbciu to a and safe and convenient seaport. , . , . , the mcaotiu-e an cicittd controversy had arisen Ictwrsn .tre 1'reeident of Paraguay and tic la!e United States jLIiaisttr, bicb it is nitf-rsluod grew out -tf bu proceeding ia giving asylum in the Uaied tatci Lcgatiuij to alleged enemies cf that rcpubiio. He iueiiuu tf the ribt to pu asylum ia cue always diCcult, iJi oftei' product i,v of preat etubarra meot. -1 Materfweil organised an t ea- "lalliahcd, furcigo powers rofoao either to tfonctdo r exercice thct ij;lit, except t 40 persons aulujlly I elonyiux tu tie diplo- matie service. On tho other lisr.il, all auok powers inaiat upm exerciinj the ti;;ht tf asylum in biatt her the law of iiationai not fully s Lnowledge!, TCpec tad sod bbeed. Tht l'rrai.icnt of Para- truay is and'ctooil live oppoel to Mr. Wasbturu'a proceed in if the tijutiuuc end very imprvbttlle charge of peraonal vntnplicily ia insurrection and treason. - Tba eorreapondanre, however, has not yet reached the Uni'ed Statt. Sir. Waahbom, hi connection vilh ihn controversy, rcpre.eeola that two United States citizen attached, to tho Legation were arbitrarily seized at bis aide when leaving the cupilal f Paraaruar, coumitted ti rricon, and there Subjected to torture for the purpose I I r . .iL.!..-. .;., I ofprocurmjr confusions of Ihcir own cri n., aiiiy, luu icKiiuiuuy to firt"rt the Picaident's allegations against the United Stales Miuietcr. Mr. MeMahon, the newly appointed Minister lo Paraguay, has reached the La Plata. He haa been icetrue'ed to prove cd without doley to Asuncion, thero t. invea tfgste the whole lut jcct. The Uta r Ad- tiilral eomtnandin the United Stato South Atlantic Squadron has been direc ted to attend the new Miniatcr with a IToper naval force to suetain auch juat cnands as the iiccaaion nuy requite, and to vindicate the rihta of the United tatca eltjieus referred to and oTany others who may be exposed to danger in tho theater cf war. With the exceptions, fi loudly relations bsve been maintained betweeu tho United States and Drsiil and Para asy. TUB PACIFIC STATE Of KOUTU AMKBICA. Our relations durintr tho psst veer with 1 tiolifis, hdusdr, rttru and Chili bate bwoonie especially friendly and cordial, h'pain, and the He publica cf Peru, lloliviu tod Kcoador, have eipresxed their willing bsss to accept the lutdiniiuii of the Uniied States for lerutinsting the war upon the Soath Pacific Coaat. Chili has not finally (Jeclared upon the question. In (he a.esoriae the conflict has practically ct.. teusfed Itself, since no belligerent or Loilile tiioveu.ent has been made by either prty during the last two years, and there are oo indications of a present purpose lo resume hostilities on either siJa. Ureal llritaiu and Franco have tordially aeconded our proposition of snediatioD, st d 1 do not fore-no tbe hope that it may aoon be accepted by ail tie heiligerem, and lead to a secure estabtiah aieot of peaoo and friendly relatione be tween tbe Spanish American republica of the PsciUo slid Spain, a result which would be attended with common benefits to the belligerents, aud much advantage to all tituuicicisl Dillon. I eammealcele for tbe er sldwallea efCen :TSe a sorreipondeace, wbU b show that tb elltlaa Rspeblla has ettatilibid tbl I tret" I j liberal nrlnrlnU of reeel ting let lie elliiensblp any eitiaen of tbe United Hiates, or ef any other sf the Aaverleaa Kepulllra, epon the simple ron dlilon ef voluntary regMry. The correspondence herewith aubmllted will be found painfully re plete with account of the ruin and wretchedness prodaee4 by rsosst asttbtjoakes of unjtallld Mverlty la the H.publlve tit fern, Roudr and Blieia. The dlpUmatio ageney and naval m. sere ef lbs United Statee wbn were prvit la these eonn trle at I he time of tbtse dliastcn NrnUked all tba relUf in ibalr power tu the SuCvrer, aad were promptly rewarded with grate fal aae tooiblrg sekaowledeaiei.ti bj the Con greee offer. ArrtAL moil Switzerland. Aa appeal to the rbarlty of our Mlww tlilirtii b ten aaswered aib much liberality. Ia this connection I tubmlt an aptvel, which baa tvan made by tbe r?l Kepubtle, wbo.e govetmenl and Institution are klnüred te our wn, In behalt ef lis kakablteets who are rarTerlng extreme disiltutiwn, pioduced by recbl inunda tion. arxico. Oar relatU ne with Mealw dorlrg tbe yr bees beea walked by aa lacieaslog grunth of ma tBal eonSdeace. The Uealeaa 0vernment hat net yet acted un a the trealiee negotleted hero Jt eummer, for establishing the rishta of the natarallied oitliena er a e libernl a4 Just hails, fur reulntln eon ealar powers, ead for the adjustment if matuat elalm. TUE ISTHMUS IUI CANAL. All eemrarttal nations, ae well ae all frlende of repabUcaa luatitutlepa, bare crasln to regret the freeueat jat 4lirbenic which erur In tome f ike constituent tlt of ColuusUia. Nothing be oeenrred, however, in i ff.ct the harmony auiLsrditl friandibip which hte tur several ye re eetaie-S Utweea thai joutbfu. and vigorous repahtbj ead our ern. egtiiUasare pendlrg with a view to the Carrey and Mastraetlon ef a ship eanal acre tbe Istbsne f liarien, ander the an. pice of the Cel led Steo a. I hope tn beable lo submit the result at thai argctleUoo totbecindte duilng it ris set seUa. CENTRAL Al EttlCA. Tbe eery liberal treaty which wa entered Into last yeer by the l sited Slate and Nicaragua, aad baa beea ratified by the latter Eepublle and Ceeta Rica with Ihe earnestne of a sincere ead friendly neighbor, eollult a reciprocity ef trade, which aoliaiiatioa I commend tu the consideration ef Congress. The aoneeatlon created by tree ry between the fatted Stela and Vaneturla In July, JfPi, for tba bMi)l adjustment f claims, baa been held, and It decision tuave bean received at tbe Depart ment ef State. The heretofore recognised govern aaeat of tbe United Sute of Vionuel baa beta SwbfertedpaUid a provisional government having baea Inttltuted ander elreumstanecs wbicb prou e durability, It baa beea formally reoogulied. THE W6T INMCa. t bare beea reluct tally obliged to si'a iplsos eta aal eatiafaetioa fr nsltonad Iniurlea com- e-IIUd i (be freier at at lleytl. Iba .olltlcal ss4 i.ifeJU.uo ef lbs Hrpubllciof Hytl sod UmiBgoai vary tntatUiaetory aad pairfjl. ( Ist Wiiiiua vf Wrary. w blah baa baan etr I I led isla Beet Ihr. bout Ibe I.lend of . nii'g n4 (u fuUft- Wut Jfi-'Jisl, except tbe Spanish Island of Cuba and Torto Rioo, bs been ullowed ly a profound pointer conviction of the rightfulaes of republican laititationi and an la tense desire to cur tbera. Th attempt, ho ever, te establiih republic there enco inter many obstacles, moat of hieb may be mppoicd te retult from lorg Indulged babita of eolnial (Bprraorreas aad dtjecdence upon JiurOgean monarchical powers. V f ' TnC MONROB tOCTBINE. While tba United State hare on a!l crcaslont profound a decided anwllUsgneia that any -part of thia ejntinent or of tho artjaoant islands shall bo made a theater for a new tjlih iunt ' jf monarcbloal power, too little baa bo in d.ne by ut, oa the other Band, to attaeb the eommunt:tf by which a arc turrounded, to oar owq country, or taleud iria moral support to the effort they are so reselatsly ;eud se eoniuntly making to cur republican Institution for themtelves. It Ii Indeed a trnettion of grure eonelderation whether our recent and present eiample la not ealeulited to chock tho growth and expansion of Ire princi ples, and tunke tboto ccmmenltie distrust, If ' not dread a government, which, al will, con.ign to military domination 8 tatet that are Integral part of our Federal Union, and while ready to rcsltt i any o.ttemte by cter nation to attend to this t si: iitii tn monarcbirni tniLtatiotii or t.arope. ,0 ubii.h war. large portioo of It. I f rrj.u rule mora atiolute, Lareh ant tjranoi- cl ihn.-tany küowa to eirUited powen. ' AfQuisiTiON or rmniTonr. . ' The acqoleiilon of Alatla' wu made with tba riew i f tendirif national Jurltdictlon and ro puLllen prloctpleeltrtha Amerkai leiniupbere. iiellevlng that a further atrp could te Ukn in tba lama direction, I Uit jear entered iuto a treaty with Iba Kiug of I'enmark lor tba p-ircbee of tbo iilaada ..f At. Ibomaa and fct. Jchn ou the be l trruia then atialnaUe, and with the caprene ouaaint of the people of. thoee t.landt. I'hi treaty tdil rtuiaioi ander cooiliieratfun In tba Senate.' A new convention ha been entered Into with Keouark, enlerginc the tiauo, Caed for tba final ritlflvetin r trrortJtijl lraty. Couiprehenaive national poTloy Wdtl'ivl laam to (auction the aeatailloa aii luocr(ora(la into ear federet Union of tba lovereledjucentouotinent al and tniular ootnutaaltlet a eiredily a It tan be dune peaecfull, ' lawfully.' and w.tLout any vli !!( n of na'l nat Jue tee. faith or bonor. Yi,ttgA po-eicit or Cuntrol of tboia ceumanl tica be titbcrti hinJered tba growth' anil iut paiied the influence of tbe I'nitad Staia. C'hrn 10 revolution and anarrhy tkera wvnld be equally tt jurloua. Kb one ef iLrm wheii Citi lr (itab luhed ae an Independent republie or wh.o lneir porated Into tbo United ätataa, wnnld be a new mutes of strength and power. t'in form log my adminlrtratien te theee rlaciplet, I have on no ration lent euppork or tvUrailoa to nnlawful ax coiiiturer, let on fuot upon tbe ila of re pnblluan propagendUm ot of national titemion or acjrD(liii inot. The neeemilty, however, of rrple.iirg euch nalew'al uoreuienU eleirly in -dicatea theduty nbiih rcitt open u cf adapting our legislative action to tha new ciroituittance tf a decline In Ltiropean monarcbloal power and ItQueoee, and the increase of American republic aanldee, intere'.a and ejuipeuhle. , Iteauaot be long tef jre it til If p rto nrjei 'T tor ,l4, oernu:eoi lo lend eoine effective aid to tba JoUtlon of the political aad toclal rrob!tnji tLuh . rf 0)nlBB.iiy kept berora tha world by the two republic of tbe I.lund of St. Uorutngn, and Wbleb are now dUctosing tbem iclve more distinctly than heretofore in thai, land cf Cuba. Tha aubjreti commended to jour consideration with all trie tunre earnestness, be ruelaia aatlslled that tbe tlite baa arrived whin even so direct a procerding as a proposition fur an annexation of tbe two republic ol Iba It land of 81. DoMingo would not only reoelvo tba e"nentuf the pevple In tere-t J, but would als give eitisfnctlon tu all tther foreign nation. I aware that upon tba question of further ex tending our possession, it I apprehended by fi ui tbat onr polilloal system cannot mcoetsfuliy be applied to an area more extended than our eontioent, but tbe eon victlon Is tepidly fain leg ground in tha American mind tbat, with tbe luereased facilities for Intercommunication be tween all portions of the earth, the principle of free government aa embraced in oar Constitution, If faithfully maintained aud carried out, would prove of etflicieut strength and breadth to emu. prebend within their sphere and Influouo all tbe ! eivlllied aatlooa of the world. TUE SANDWICH ISLANDS. Tbe attention Of tba 5enate and of Congress I ae-aln re.neotfullv invited to Iba tre.itv lor the establishment of notaaierrl! reciprocity with tbe I Jlawaiao kingdom, entered Into Ust yer, and alrcadf railflsd by that government, ibe atti tude of the Unltod Mtate toward these IsUnd I not materlelly Ui do rent trot tbat la which it elande toward the West Indies. It is known aad felt by Ibe Uaaalan government and people, tbat tbeir government and Institution are fevble aud precnrlou.j that the United Mates, hilng o neir a neighbor, would be anwltllng to Ibe Isiund pas under lorclgo control. ' h-lr prosperity I continually dlstuibed by eipecta tlon and alarm of nnlrlrndlv potlllcul proceed ing, aa well from the Ualted Elates a from oth er foreign pewtre. A reclpreclty treaty, while It coat J not ma terlally dlmlnUb the revenue of tha United Malts, would be a guaranty of ihe good will and foibuarar.ee of all aatlona, until tbe people of the l. Und ball, of themtelvei, at no distant day, Voluulaiily apply for admission lulo the Union. EtOOfr. Tba EtnpernrofRaislaba acceded to the treaty negotiated here, lu J anuary Ul, for the security of trade mark In tbe Interest of manufacture a ad commerce. I have InvlUd hla attention to the Importance ef establishing now, while It seam easy aud practicable, a fair nd cinal reg ulation of the vast fl. heile belonging lo the two nation la the water of tbe North J'aoifio Ucean. Tbelwo treatlca between Ibe United Male end Italy for tbe regulation of consular power and tha sitradltloD of criminate, regotlatad and latlfliMi here during the Ute Ion of Congrns, have been accepted and eenBruied by the Italian government. A libeial Consular Convention, whlib baa teen negotiated wltn Uclgluru, will be submit d t tbe renale. The eery Important treatlee which were negotiated belwean tbe Uni ted Ütale and North Uermany and Uavaria, for the regulatloatf tbe right of naturallied clti ns, have beea duly ratified and exchanged, and similar treaties bat beea entered Into with tba klDgiloitis of Uelgluta end Wuilemburg, and wild the U mod lluchtr of Heilen and Mess Iar Ui eiaiit. I b pe soon to be atla to sabmit equally tatisfactorj convention of the same character, sow In t'i courts of rtguiUtlon with , the re epeeilve got err metis of tpwin, Italy and ilia Ot toman Kmplre. lbs umlnatlnn oftbseUlmi sgalnit the Uni ted Mate by the lla leon'a Uay Company sad the Puget'a Sound Agricultural Company, on ao eiuut of certain possessury rights ia Ibe Stale of Oregon and Territory of abingtun, alleged by those Compeule In Irin of provision of the treaty between the Ualted State and Ureal Hilt ala of June 15, laid, ha been diligently proio cuted by Ihe Joint International Commission to which they wer substituted fur adjudication by treaty between lb. Iwo government., of July 1st, I rf3, and It l exboolcd mil be concluded at an early day. j Nu practical relation concerning eolonlal trade and tbe Habere can be accomplished by tiealy between the Uiilted States and Ureal ilritaln until C agress hall have expretsed thalr JuJgmant concerning the principles Involved. 1 hiee other juelioi4, bowever, between tbe tailed Stairs a ill (Jreat britaln, retnnln ftr ad justment. These are the mutual right of nat urallied cltiiens, ibe boundary question involv ing tha title of the Ilan1 of han Juan, on the I'acifle coast, soil tbs mutual elalm arising since Ibe year 1853 of theeiilsene and subjects of the two countries, for Icjurle and depredatlone com mitted under the authority of their re.pective governmenta. Negotiation upon these subject are pending, end I am not wl'bout hope of being able to lay before the Senate for It consideration darlag the present session protocols circulated to brlag to an end these Juellv eaeltlog aad longex tiling ocntrnvenlet. We are not advised of the nation of tbe Chinese government upon the liber al and ausiolous treaty which waa recently cel ebrated with It plenipotentiaries al thla Capital. Japan remains a theater of civil war, Diatked by religious incidents and politi cal severities peculiar to that long isolated empire. The Kxecutivo has hitherto msiotained strict neutrality amon the belligerents, and acknowledges with pleas ure that it baa been fraokly end fully sus tained in that couno by tho enlightened concurrence and co-operation of tho other treaty powers, namely, (Jreat Britain, Trance, the Netherlands, North Germany and Italy. Spain having recently undergone a rev olution, marked by extraordinary unan imity and preservation of order, the pro viniooal government estsbliahed at Madrid has been recognized, and the friendly in terooune which hit to long . bippily cx- ,lllf,i.an,(Ki uuvnai . . rOVflT laiea between too two oountnea remains CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. I renew the recommendation contained in uiy conjiminicatioo to Congress, dated the lSlh of July last, a copy of which ac companies ilm -oieis i:e, that the judgment of the people should be taken on the pro ptiety of so amending tho Federal Con stitution that it shall provide, . W.n . Firtt. For "an.' eUction ef .President and Vice President by a direct vote'o( the people, instead of through the sgencyof electors, and msking'them ineligible for re-election, to, a aeoun torm. . , -. fetcou'd.' Fora distinct desfgnatton of the persons who shall discharge the duties of President in tbe event of a vacancy in that office by the dcalb, resignation-' or re moval rjf both tb'e Preside ut and Vce President. 'r ' " Third. For tbe election of Senators of the United Slate directly ' by tbe 'people of the seven) States.' instead of by the Legislatures, and ' - ; .1 v.i- . Fourth. For the limitation to a period of years of the terma of Federal Judges. ' Profoundly impressed with the propria ety of rusking thc.He important modifica tions in the Constitution, I" respectfully submit them for the early and mature con sideration of Congross. ' We should, as far as possible, remove all pretext for vio. lations of the organic law,' by remedying such imperfections aa tio.e and experience may develop, ever 'remembering tbat tbe Conatitntion, which ' at any time exists, until changed by an' explicit and authen tic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. In tbe performance of duty imposed upon me by the Constf tution, I have communicated to Congress information of the State of tho Union, and recommended for ttutr consideration auch measures as have Soemcd to me ncc efssry and expedient. . if carried into effect they will halten the accomplishment of tbe great and bon- ificeiit purpose for which the Constitution waa ordained, .and which it comprehen sively states were, to form a more perfect Union, fsisllifh juMico, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common de fence, promote ihe genera) welfare, and se cure the blet-Hing'of liberty Jo ourselves and our posterity. 1 In Congress are vest ed all legislative powers, and upon them devolves the : responsibility, as well for framing unwia and exeobaive lawa as for neglecting to device and adopt measures absolutely demanded by tbe wants of tbe country. . , CONCLUSION. Let ns eerncstly hope that, before the expiration of our respective terms of ser vice, now rapidly drawing to a close, an all wiee Providence - will so guide our counsels as to strengthen and preserve the Federal Union, inspire reverence for the Constitution, restore prosperity and hap piness to our whole people, and piomote on earth peace and good will toward men. A wimrw Johnson. Wasliojton, Dec. 9, 1803. froru tbo Richmond Redlcal. The South Poll. My attention has been called to one or two very sensible and well written com munications for ihe Jtl'ffrum, on the aub jeet ol tbo illegality ol tbe vote at the aouthem piccluct. Tbe points are wail taken, and are conclusive as fur as they go. Jj ut why ignore the fact, we'l known to this community, that the ballot box was actutlly tampered with and a gross fraud practiced by some one? Was this net o? Let us sco. At ihe northern precinct, where, it is not disputed, most of Mr. Ju lian's enemies voted, and where the entire Republican vote was 1151, he fell below (j'ov. I)k er only 31) votes. At the South ern precinct, where scarcely a Republican was known to oppono him, and whero the party veto was only GOiJ, he fell short of Jor, Daktr DID vote, Usker'a majority nt the poll being 111 over Hendricks, and Heid over Julian 201. According to the pcrccntngo of loss sus tained by Julian at tho north precinct, hia los at the south precinct would havo been 20 votes only, leaving him an actual ma jority ofl'Jl votes over Heid, instead of .Ul the other way, and showing a differ- a. t a w a s ..a. eoco between Julian ana usker iithm precinct of 323 votes unaccounted for in nv lair why. Airam. adoutint; lor the north poll the same actio ot difference re ported as existing at tha South poll be twrrn linker and Julian, it will show a ditferenco at that poll of about COO votes ainst Julisn, which, sdJed to the dif- feienco at tho south poll, would inako an aggregate of 9 13 votes at the two polio! Tha truth is, a great wrong haa been done, nd though aa cilfzena of Uichmond wo may not liko to acknowledge it, our own credit, not leas thin public jmtice, de mands tbat it be fully investigated. 1 desire to make no charge againat any in dividual. I would liko to afford thoao wlioco poaition has been auch aa to caufO attention to be attracted to them in tbie coutieetioo, the fullest cpiiortunity to ex oi.crto themselves. If lie id carries out hU fooliab thrcai to contest Mr. Juiisn's seat, I am advised that tuii thing will be probed to the bottom. It will tbeu be shown, by testimony that no man will dis pute, that not twenty llcpublican voters at the south poll failed to vole for Julian. Mark my prediction, not twenty of them will fail to swear tbat they voted for hiru. Wayne. The Legal Tender Aol. The Kupromo Court of tho United Slates comtueuex'd its sc mi on at Washing Ion on Monday of laat week, and on Tues day four ctm came before It for decision, involving the constitutionality of the legal tender set. Una of those waa argued laat winter, but no decision was aouounced. Now all of the caes have been united and argued together. Tho greatest possible interest is felt throughout the nation re garding this question, aa it is intrioaicslly and in its circumstances one of the moat important that has ever been presented to the highest judicial tribunal ol the nation for its dccibion. A number of the ablest attorneys in this country havo appeared upon either side, including the Attorney General of tho United States. 'ibis decision will be awaited with tho greatest anxiety by all classes of people. All that is now said as to what is lo bo tho decision of the Court must be baaed upon mere speculations, but it is the part of wisdom to study well the possibilities of the future. Journal. The Young Murder Trial. Ths trial of Mrs. Clem for tbo murdor of Mrs. Young, nesr Indianapolis, in September, ia prog resting in Indianapolis, and is eliciting great iuterost. Tho evi dence, no fur, ia purely circumstantial. The Case is shrouded in great myatery, and will unless more light is thrown upon it, be a difficult ooo to decide -Standard. ;itbtan;t American; C. H. BINGHAM, Editor. -liltOOKVILLK- Frlday Morning, December 18, 1868. The Pretldent'a Message. wr w w r we devote 1 will be seen that we one-half of our paper this week to the publication .of the. president's Message. It is his last kiclc, and its publication csn do no harm to anybody but Andy John son. .; Extension of Right.cf Suffrage. On Monday last Mr. Julian introduced into the lower Hou-e of Congress a bill to extend tbe right of suffrage in Territories and the District of Columbia, which was referred to the Committee on Territories and tbe District of Columbia. Newspaper Comments on the President'a . Message. VTbe New York Trib une ssys of the President's message: "This message is his worst and, fortunately, his last insult to the American people. Aa he goes out of the White lLa-apht.rfrp to shake bis fit at the Capitol. There ait tbe men who baffled him; there are the Repre sentatives who impeached Uin, tbe Sena, tors wbo convicted him, tb'e makers of the laws that fetter him, the servants of the people wlio prevented Lint from restoring rebels to power and making tbe war a useless sacrifice. Utterly jowetlcss as ho is to arrest tbe bright ehariet of destiny, ho can not forbear to throw mud at it aa it passes." ; ' j Tho. London Times hss a long editorial on the messoge of President Johnson. AL luding to the Alabama negotiations, it says the English government his shown every tVairo to male an arrangement, aud it is difiicult to believe tie President's Cabinet or a hostile majority in Congress will throw over a settlement arrived at after long negotiation. Tbo Paris Patrie thinks the message of President Johnson, in view of tbe ap proaching close of his administration, is unimporiant, and the only point calling for attention is tbe recommendation re peeling direct elections. iaai a iaaa i Congress oo Repudiation. The President's repudiation recommen dationa were considered Tuesday morning by the Finance Committee of the Senate, and after some discussion it was resolved to report a resolution declaring tbat the Senato, properly eheriahing and uphold ing the good faith and honor of the na tion, does utterly disapprove of and con demn tho sentiments ani jpropoaiiona of the Preaidoot on tho subject of rcpudia lion. This resolution, at a later hour of the day,, was reported U tbe t iJcoajo, but McCrcery, of Ky., objected to its consiJ. rration. An effort was to bo tnado to get it acted ou on Wednesday, It will be seen that its effect wss the same aa that adopted on Monday by the House, which declared that all forma and degices of ro pudiation are odious. Tho seal of condom- nation is therefore emphatically set upon the Prwaident's way of pnyiug old debts by both branches of Congress, despite his reported doolaration that repudiation will be one of the most popular of doctrines three years banco. Cuban Revolution. Further information from Cuba, which has nut been subject to tho censorship of the Spanlah authorities, is to the t'lfrct that the insurgonts are well organized aud daily increasing in numbers. They have been able either to chock or drive back the regular forces at all points, ind tbe latter are now everywhere on the defen sive A vessel loadod with military stores, including a battery of field artillery, bad arrived, having been forwarded by private parties in the United States. L'eliance placed on material help of some kind, and also of recognition at tho hands of our government, was having an effect to make the insurgents more determined. Tiers sre, however, two parties among them. Tho mo?t desire a separate nationality, which will be modeled after the United States, The sole desire of this party, so fur as our own government is concerned, is to obtain the moral aupport of its re cognition. Tho otHer part jF favor annex ation, and among its members are several of thojo who were engaged in maturing tho ptuntfur the revolution while they were in (Die country last winter. Tho di vision of sentiment, however, docs not prevent both sides from working cordially against tho common enemy. Grant's Pecuniary Reiources. Ceo. Grant owns a SC0.00Q house at Washington and a farm of thirty-eight acres, worth 8-, 000 per acre, within tho city limits. His real estate at St. frmis, Galena and Philadelphia it worth 810,000 more, and 8300,000 ia said to be a fuir es timate of hia "total valuation." lie is also interested in bueiness through other parties, and altogether is in a fair way to have a comfortable living without the pro poaed increaso of salary. Editorial Convention. We are in receipt of tbe circular of Mr. T. 11. U. McCain, of tb Crawfordsville Journat, suggesting an editorial conven tion at Indianapolis on tho 21th of Janu ary, for the purpoio of canvassing matters pertaining to the publishing interest. We heartily endorse Ihe call. There are many reforms needed among country journals, and a full and free exchange of opinion will U beneficial. Georgia Did Not Vote for President. " It appeara that after all the frauds, vio lence, and murders on the part of the Ku Klux Democracy of Georgia, to carry that State for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice-President, that the electora did not vote for these officera at the time designated by law. Here is the statement of the Atlanta New Era: i We understand that but one elector at tended at the appointed time Col. John C. Nicholls, of the Fir.t District. Aa there waa no quorum present, no vote waa cast. So, after all ' our hard fight in Georgia, the State did not vote for Presi dent. In view of the frsüd and intimidation by which the State was carried for the Democracy, we presume the electors were satisBed that the vote would not be coun ted, and thought it unnecessary to put themselves to the trouble, or tbe State to tbe expense, of a meeting to cast the ille gal ballot. It amounts to a clear confes sion of judgment, and saves Congress the trouble of ruling out the State for unfair ness, fraud and intimidation. Musings on the Way to the Polls to Vote for President. A life-long Democrat, and one of the best citizens of Laurel Township, handed us the following for publication, with the above caption endorsed. He did not vote at the last election. Tbe poetry is good, tbo sentiment speaks for itself, and it is Dot yet too late to give it publicity: Don't sik me, Mr. Scjm-ur, To vote for yen tbi year; It would be a misdemeanor, Aud CSUiS in QUia to fear. Could I but rot for you, sir, And not for Mr. liialr, I'd take you from the few, lr, And place you lo the chair. Democracy I UVe, sir A Democrat l'va beea ' gome fifty year or more, alf, . That I Ihe polls heva seen. And atill the j are my choice, air, Ah'fyou my first to-dajj Sut I must take my cross, Ir, And let you pas away. In hope that yoa mny live, 1r, Four year or more to eome, And go to the White II ouse, sir. And grace our Nation' Dome. The Senatcrthip. Celow we give a number of the papers throughout the Stste tbat have declared in favor of Colonel Cumback for U. S. Senator. There are, we learn, thirteen Other papers that have already announced tbeir preference for Mr. Cumback: lloosier State, Decatur Press, (sonben Times, Putnam Danner, Laporte lierald, Hope Watchman Columbus Union, Auderson Herald, Ketitland Uusette, Versailles Dispatch, Lagrange Standard, Couneraville Times, JNoblesville Clipper, Richmond Telegram, Rrookvillu American, Knightetown Ihn ner, Grcenburg Standard, Lawrenceburg Press, Ruhvil!e Republican, Franklin Jt tlerconian, lUckvillo Republican, liiiliiiiontt Palladium, Kcndallville Standard, Plymouth Republican, Pcaiborti Independent, Wiunaibao llcpublican, Hendricks County Union, Hiolby Republican Union, Michignn City Kutcrpriso, Norlli Vernon lMuiiideulcr, ' While River V alley innen, YelparaUo Vidciie aud Republic. Southern Indiana. No portion of the Went, (ssys the Da vices County Democrat,) offcra greater in ducements to partiea doiiing to migrate than Souihcrn Indiana. For manufac turera she haa coal fields inexhaustible. For mechanics she has a vaat supply of thebest timber in the world, consisting (f walnut, hickory, ash, sugar-tree aud oak, and an illimitable agricultural eountty weat of bar, which is devoid of wood oeo casary to make the simplest implement of husbandry. For faimera she haa rich soil, tho surplus timber from which, if properly applied, will more than pay for the land, with the great advantage of abort winters and long grazing seasons. The Coming Peace. The London Star predicts that in less than six months from the time General Grant enters upon his term of office he will have restored peace and order in the South, msde the Isws respected, and fully restored those civil and political rights which are now partially in abeyance. Whatever can bo done by firmness and moderation he will do; and these sre pre cisely the qualities that aro now needed in the Chief Magistrate of the American Republic. Soldiers' Reunion. A grand reunion of the armies cf the Ohio, Tennossce, Cumberland and Geor gia, took place at Chicjgo on Tuesday and Wednesday. Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Tbomas, Schofield and other eminent officers are in attendance. Gen. era) Sherman delivered tho welcoming ad dress. iaiaa Dimohest' Yui'Nd Avikrica. The juveniles are full of glee over the recep tion of an enlarged number of this popu lar little magazine. More pictures, more stories, mote pussies, more of eveiything . ..I I'll f I !.L tnat tne cniiuren are in love wiui, is in volved ia this jubilant event, which must have sent up tho Young America sub scription list liko a rocket. Certainly there ia no other msgaztne like it lor the It ate . II . . 1 young. 1 rubiicution onico, -tju uroaaway, New Yoik. Yearly, Sl.&O. Limn C(!tronAb.Tliia prince of magasinca, for children, for December, is on our table, and we aro pleused tossy, try it for a year, as it (a only $1. Addrers ,lflCd I. ClVCll, ChUnjjt, Illiuola. THE SEYMOUR VIGILANCE COM MITTEE AGAIN AT WORK. Attack on the New Albany Jail The Expres Robben Taken Out They are Beaten and Hanged. It will be remembered that three men, named Ellitts, Moore and Clifton, were hanged last summer by a vigilance com mittee, at Seymour, Indiana, on the charge of being connected with the stoppage of a train on the O. and M. ITailroad, end the robbery of the Adams Express car on the night of July 10. X few days later, three others of the same gang, Sparks, Kose berry, and Jerrel), shared the same fate. Frank Reno and Charles Anderson, sup posed to bo accompliees in tbe train rob bery and other crimes, fled to Canada, whence they were taken, after much argu ment over tbe extradition laws. It waa not deemed ssfe to carry them to Seymour. They were therefore imprisoned at New Albany, together with two others of the Reno family. Tbeir 'trial was to take place in February, but on Saturday tbe case waa summarily and violently ended, as will be seen by tbe following! account given in tbe Kcw Albany Commercial extra: Another terrible tragedy waa enacted in this city between 3 and 4 o'clock, this morning, resulting in the bresking open of the county jail and the shooting of Sheriff Fullerlove. . At twenty minutes past 3 o'clock this morning tbe famous VigiUnce Committee put in aa appearance. They arrived here on the train from Jeffersonville, getting off the care at Pearl street. There were from seventy to seventy-five men, all well dresHcd, wearing red flannel masks that completely eoucealed (heir feat urea. Lach man was armed with ono or more revol vers, a heavy club about 30 iucbes long, and a slung abot. , Upon getting off of the train they plsced patrols along the street from tbe railroad to tbe jail, and a strong guard was placed around the jail. before tdncing the guard around the jail, five or six men seised Mr. Luther Whitten, one of ex-Sheriff Fullerlove' guards, employed to keep watch at night in the jail yard, tied hitu, hand and font, and carried him into the sheriff's office and placed bint in a chair. The com mittee then sctured the other persona in the Sheriff's office, and immediately went to the room in which Sheriff Fulierlove and his wife were sleeping. Sheriff Fullerlove bad been awakened by the noiae, and stepped to the door jut as the committeo were about to enter it. Tbe committee demanded of the Sheriff the keys to tbo jail, aud told him if lie made any noise they would shoot hitn, at the same time pointing tbeir revolvers at him. The Sheriff told ihem to shoot be would not give them the ke,ys, and would also raise the alarm. Shetiff Fullerlove then opened a door aud ran d.iwn stairs into the basement of. the house and climbed out of tbe window. As he did this, hslt a d zn pistols were pointed at him, anl ho told the crowd of Vigilant not lo fire at hitn, as he was the Sheriff. Gaining tho ynrd, he attetnp ted to reach the galo leiding into the street, but was fired upon and severely wounded in tho arm jut below the elbow, the bullet burying itself in the bone. Several men scixod Sheriff F., one of them striking I im in the forehead with tho butt of a pistol, knocking him down. Some of the mob told the men not to hurt tho Sheriff, but to carry hitu into the house, which was done, Un their reaching the houe, Mrs. F, seeing blood upon her husband's clothing, commenced crying, but she wan told by the mob to stop and keep perfectly quid, or she would be killed. The Sheriff hud no clothing ou except his drawers and shirts. The mob then seor.'hcd the bouse until ,i. .. r i.i::il.. 'ri.-.. .i.- .i.... liivv loimu nie inn iri", j in v mi n rnui .... ..... , . , up tiiettiieril! and guard, and proccrueu lo unlock the tl.xira of the j - i t. When ihey reached the inside doors of (he cell of the room they encountered Mr. Mat thews, ihe patrol in the cell room, lie drew his revolver and threatened to shout any man that would attempt to unlock the door. The tuob showed him a rope, and told him if he fired even one shot I hey wuuld break the door down and hang him. lie then surrendered to (hem, un der a promise from them that bis life would be spared. '1 he mob, however, were un able to unlock the door, and they com. pelled Mr. Matthew to unlock it for them. They then seised and tied him, and placed him in a room with the Other t'uptured guerds. They bod the keya of tho cell, and before removing Matthews from the' cell-room they had forced him to show them tbe cells in which Frank Reno. Charles Anderson, Simeon Reno and William Reno were confined. T bey now hsd full possession of the jail, end knew whero to find their intended victims, and the work of death was commenced and speedily accomplished, leaving a terrible and sickening memento of Its com pleteness in the dangling, lifelcaa bodies of its victims. ' The first man hung was Simeon Reno. Tb cell-house is divided iuto two tiers, upper and lower, and around the upper tier of cells is an iron corridor supported by strong Iron pillsrs. From the south west corner of this corridor Simeon Reno wss bong. His arms and feet were pina ioned, and ho waa in hia bare feet. He had received a blow upon the head, and a thin streak of blood ataincd his face. He had on no clothing except his shirt snd psnts, Tbe next victim was Charles Anderson. He was bun; from the northwest corner of the corridor, snd his features gavo evi dence of a terrible struggle with his re lentless executioners. Un the south end of the corridor Frsnk Reno waa hung. Upon bis head, just above tho right car, was a deep wound apparently made with a slung shot, and the right side of his faco wss besmeared with blood. The face snd neck were ro markably white. Immediately in front of Frank and touching him, William Reno was hung. Iiis face waa much distorted, and the flesh was greatly swollen, burying tho ropo from sight. Tho sight wss one we prey God we may never again bo called upon to wit ness. Tho mob having completed its wotk, left tho jail, locking the dour leading into the cell-room, and carrying off the koy. . JL' 1 w.w m In tbe best order the Vigilance Com mittee then left tbe premisee for the rail road, where a train war in waiting for them,' and left the city, the Work for which they came being accomplished. .. When Sheriff F; was shot, Mr. Perrctt begged the privilege of going for a phj sician for bim, but the Vigilance- Cora mittee would not permit, telling him to wait a short time. When they left tbey took Mr. P. with them the train to pre vent his' giving the alarm,' .telling him to hasten for a surgeon for the .Sheriff the moment the train started. , , . Tbe mob brought with them ropes with which to do their work. They were of maoilla rope, five-eighths of an inch in size and about ten feet in length. . Each rope had'ategufxr hangman's knot upon- it. The tnob brought live ropes in all, one of wlich tbey said they brought with'- them to bang the guard if he resisted. It 1 be lieved, however, that it was the intention, of tbe mob to bang Clark, who is in our jail, on a change of vepue, from Washing, ton county, as his name wss mentioned several times by tbe mob. 1, Fear. of aa alarm doubtless saved Clark's life. The mob were in tbe jail, Sheriff F.' states, not to exceed fire minntes. He thinka not over three minutes were occu pied in tbe terrible work of sending the lour victims of their fury into enternity. The parties were sent to the Floyd County Jail for safety. '- t ',. additional by teleorAph J Louisville, December 12. Additional particulars of the tragedy at New Albany have been received. About 3 o'clock thia morning, Mr. Luther Wbitteo, one of tbe outaide guards of the jail, was met at tho entrance by a party of men wbo presen ted pistols demandiog silence or death. Whitten ahouted, however, but was seized, knocked down, and informed that if another shout was uttered be should die. 13y thia time the jail "offieo was filled with men, searching for tbe keys. Sheriff Fullerlove, understanding ihe situation, catue down from bia sleep ing a pa ft tut tit, and gained the door lead ing lu the grounds on tbe weat side of the jail. He there met an aimed force, with pistols directed at him, and exclaimed, "Gentlemen, don't ahoot at me; I am the Sheriff." Una ofthem, however, fired, the shot taking effect in the rilit arm, iuflict tng a serioua and paiul'ul wound. The keys wore demanded of him, but he positively refuted to surrender them. About a dozen of theiu then entered Mr. Fullerlove's room, where bis wile lay in bed, and demanded the jiil keys of ber, which she ref'uxed; but they aucceeded in finding them concealed in a drawer. Thomas Matthew, one of the inside guarda, wus compelled to open the cells of the men. The mob had determined to hang Frank aud William Reno, who were the first victims dragged out, and they wer hung alongside of each other on the sayne pillar. Simeou Ueno wua then brought out, but he fought the mob with great desperation, knocking one or two dowa beluro he wus ovcrpoweiud and left sus pended between veiling and tlooix Charlc Anderson, ibe last victim, was ltard trv beg for the privilege of praying;, but the rrqueat was ielu-ed, and he waiPhung ab the southwest corner of the jiil voll. AI er a further thieat of killing; tke Sheriff, the mob proceeded to the train, currying with them the jiil key. From thojiilto the train aimed in en stood guard lo prevent uny alarm U ing giving. At -l o'clock ibe train, w'uli the eniire patty, consisting of from menty-Gve to one hundred me n, started off. 'J Ley tame well armed and equipped lor the wotk. They intended to hung a man named Clark, the murderer of George Tille, but they concluded not to do so, fearing to re main longer. 'Ihe vigilant en tne from Seymour, Indians, in a car by t!melvci, attached to the regular train. . .- ma I s I II The Temperance Allianoe, which met at Richmond a few weeks ait, will memori alix the Lfpialslure, (his wiuttr, for changes in the law, but unless political lines are ignored, and the Legislature can act luirmniiioiiely as the ie rescntatives of i P'pl, and not aa ol parties, l lie puoi'le. and not aa ol partita, litt! i n r i I w i v can lie Biooinpltuhed. W e hopo our Leg- Mviuro will be able to rise abovo parly, and act on convictions of duty, aller a fateful examination Standard. of the subject. N E W ADV E RTI SEM E NT 8 ol. ii nltF iT bY t j i k iraTSb , " I'll AT every person lioinss I en Ur the law of Indiana, lu title County, found guilty of sell ing urg'Vlog to any Inmate of tb I'oor Asyluea nnv lntaiaiine llounr. will eul lct themselves I not iinl.r i indietuiant, but smiti eun duel will be a luvtfcrsful bar agsinst tbe granting of linens In them htrenr. This ordur will In Ibe future be strli'lly rnforoad. Ily unter of the arj of O ointn'estonere of Fiankllit IV. Int., llecemSer Term. IHfl. Attrst! C. D. UENTbEV, Auditor. I'eremker 18, 1 MI'S-4. IX AXKHLPTCV. 1MII3 I le give notice that oa tbe Sflih SoTerjiber, A. D. 1808. a Warrant la day ef Dank. raptey wa Issued asalnit the estate of Francis M. Stone, cf Urook villa, In tb County ef frank lin, and State of Indiana, who bat beea adjudged a Uankrupt, on hie own reliibmt Tbat tbe pay ment of any debit and delivery of aay property belonging to eueb Hankinpt to him. or fvt bit as, and the Irarsfer of any property by him is for bidden by Uwj that t meeting of ihe Creditor of ibe Mi bankrupt, to prove their debt and choose one or more Assignee nf his estate. Will bo held at a Court of Bankruptcy, to be hold en nt the oflioe of J. I). MsKadden, r-belby llle, Indiana, on day of A. P. 1808, at 9 o'clock, A.M. UENJ. SPOON KR, U.S. Marshal, Distrlot ef Indiana. Dee. 18 JU Mostspr. State or Indiana Franklin County, I N TDK FbaSKLIM ClSCl'IT CuCST, f IBIl'iST TlBM, 1869. William II. IJeudrleiion vs. Devi end other. NOW at tht day eomee the plelatlff la vaealloa, by Adama M Berry, hie attorney, end Sie bll OüBiplalnl, sad affidavit bcreia , Irom wblsh It appear tlat tald eUa relates to real sitst, and that Ik defendant, Levi Davis, I m aeses ary party te tall eeeie aad a Bon-reridaai ef tbe State ef Indiana. Now, therefore, eald defendaat, Davis, la here by CotlBsd of tb peedeney of (aid eea', to be aad appear and am wer thereto on tbe aee crd day of to at term of aal d Court, lebe begun and held at the Court House Intbetewa of Uroekvllle, In raid Coontr, on the flrsl Mon day of Jfelreary, A. D. 18. VYitcti my band a C'erk of aald Court, this 17tb day of December, IMS. S.6.1JAIUIKLL, Clerk F.C.C. dec. 18 Jw. DKMOREsT'S YOUNO AMKRICA. Knlarg ed. It la the st Juvenile Mat eiln. Every Hoy and Ulrl thai sees it lay wot wit the Tree say o: and rrnt aod Tcbr conSrm It. Do not fall to secure a copy. A good Mlerosoope, with a Uta Cylinder, to eonflne living object, or a good two-bladed, pearl I'oeket-Knlfe, aud a large number of olbtr desirable article, given a premium ta acb nb.crlber. Yaarly, $1,40. Publication Offlee.HXg llroadway, New York. Try It, iloye and Uirl. Ppeelmen copies, tea cents, mailed free. Dec. IH Sw., '