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V .A, V 'AT'fflt. J POST. 6. P. IVINS, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Tcrmiit-llt fr pevytblt In tdrfrno, or 8l BftrplraUen of the yr. Nn paper d (won tinned an tit ttl rrftref. aliMxoaptftttht option of the ltihHhr. pi MBoanolDg th dim f MadidaUi tor th. ObUaftr? N otke.ortr II llntl.ehtrfed M Iht reffuttf ft4vrtiilnff rate. iu All eomraunlcMlontntntet t promote th prlratt Mi r k.tru of Oorporattont, 8octtti, ftehooli or MlvMa.., will bo charged ai alrrtlflmnU. fW" Circa latlan 1,40. .ATMEHfH, FHIDAV, t'F.B. tft, I8S0. Tola Voter of McMinn. County: ' y Soma persons having circulated In differ, nt portions of ths county, that I had with , drawn from ths unrw Tor Sheriff, I with to say to my friend that the report ia entirely wilhont foandation. 1 am till a candidate, and expect to be onlij the polla are eloeed on Satnrday. U C. RENTFRO. , February 85, lfrM. tThs) Crreoit Court for Rhea county, will meet at Washington next Monday, the Sd March. KoMTNATtOR Of FlLLMORB AND DoNELSON, We And the following telegraphic despatch U the AllanU Intelligencer of the S7th: Philadelphia, Feb. 35. The Convention last night nominated Mr. Fillmore fnr Preai dent, and A. J. Donelson, of Tennessee, for Vice President Another despatch, which will be found on the next column, aays that a portion of the Northern delegates acceded. A railroad pas senger brings intelligence that the Breeders returned, and took part in the nomination, which wae received with much enthusiasm. The despatches nnd reports from the Con vention era meagre and contradictory, and, therefore, may not be altogether reliable. We trust that In regard to the nomination of Mr. FILLMORE is true. We shall proba. bly be able to publish the proceedings of Die Convention entire, in our next issue. . Until then wo can afford tu wait for comment. Cevarr Courts. The bill remodelling sthe County Courts and creating the office oi County Judge, a it passed both branchea of the Legislature, will be found in our piper. This measure, which was introduced by Her vey Browrt, Esq., of Madison county, is one of the most important of the session. The lection for County Judge will take place on the first Saturday in May next County Elections. The County Elcc tiona occur tomorrow.Saturday. Every man Ik expected to do his duly. Internal Improvement Bill. The bill which has been before the Legislature for owe time poet, giving State aid to the Chat, tanooga and Cleveland Railroad, and the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, after re. eeiving several amendments, finally passed and became a law on the 31st As passed, It endorses bonds of The Nashville At Chattanooga Railroad Co. to the amount of $160,000 E. T. &. Ga. R. R. Co. E. T. Va. R. R. Co., Memphis City Bonds, Nashville & N. W. R. R. Co., Mobile &OhioR.R. Co., Winchester &. Ala. R. R. Co., McMinuville & Manc'r 11. R. Co. 150,000 300,000 350,000 100,000 60,000 50,000 30,000 Total, 41,090,000 The aid extonded for the Cleveland Branch will ensure its completion at nn early day, nd the endorsement for the East Tennessee nd Virginia Company will hasten the con fection with the Virginia road nt tho State line. In fact, wo learn that without the aid thus guaranteed, the work on the upper East Tennessee line would have been much re tarded. As it ia the interest both of the Company and the public at Inrge, we pre aume the work will now be pushed forward with redoubled energy, to nn early connec tion with the Virginia and Tennessee road The work on the Cleveland and Chattanooga road will be commenced in a short time, and pushed forward aa rapidly as possible, and we have every confidence that it will be com pleted in eighteen months. Presidential Nomination. The States of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Ver mont, having forty-six delegates to the Na llonal Convention, have declared their pre. ference for the re-nomination of President Pierce. The thirty-six delegates from Rhode Island, Connecticut, snd Maine, it is said, will nearly all be the same way. ClMfLAi!) to the House. Daniel Waldo, f NewVork, a Revolutionary soldier, in his 94th year, and a clergyman of the Congrega nnsl Church for more than seventy years, has been elected chaplain to the Houae of Representatives. Black Republican Convention. The Black Renublicans met in Convention at Pittsburg, Pa., on the 93d ult There was a very large number of persons present Mr. Brainard, of Vermont, called the Convention to order, and moved that John A. King, of New York, be temporary President D. Stone, f Massachusetts, and Mr. Penn Clark, of Iowa, temporary Secretaries. A speech was delivered by Horace Greeley. Twenty-Second at Cincinnati. A de spatch saya that the celebration of the 82d at Cincinnati woes spirited affair. The pro. cession was estimated at six miles long, with a large military display. A general ill u. mination and fireworks took place at night No accident - Small Notes. The bill to regulate bank, ing which has passed Its third reading in ths House of Representatives, provides that from and alter the first day of September next, no Bank oi Branch Bank within this State, shall Issue, emit, pay out paaa or circulate any Bank note or bill of a leia denomination than flve dollars, except bills or notes of ths Biyit f Tennessee. . Coontt Assessors. The bill providing for the apoointiuent of County Assessors, snd rewibing their duties, passed Its 3d raiding la ths House or avepreeentauves. IVTbs bill Mtabllshlaf State Normal Bsbool was last to Ute Beasts. ,' Conventional Iiterest. Tns bill to rf olaU the rata of interest 'authorising tea Per sot, has been voted down In the House, Conors. - We are requested to state that ths Athena Brass Band will give a free Con art at lh Atfadsmy, this (Friday') evening. KNOW. NOTHING NATIONALCOUNCIL ' The "National Council of the American Order," which assembled at Philadelphia on Monday 18th, brought ita session to a close on Thursday night, to meet In New York In June next The Philadelphia American states that the entire morning session of ' Thursday was characterized by scenes of protracted excite nlent Mr, Bennett, ol New York, commen ced It by presenting a written accusation, chargging Thomas II. Ford, of Ohio, with being untrue to the American parly. It was ruled out of order after a great uproar, and ths Council proceeded with the considera tion of Mr. Brewster's resolutions to repeal the twelfth or slavery section of the platform. The resolution referred to is in the follow ing words: "Wherensthetwelfthseellonoftheplntform adopted by the American Council in June, 1855, was neither proposed by the South nor sanctioned by the North, therefore said section is hereby stricken out That, aa re gards the subject of slavery, we abide by the principles and provisions of tho Constitution of the United States, yielding no more and claiming no less.". This proposition had been adopted on Wednesday, aa an amendment to another proposition, by a vote of 104 to 65, nnd the Council adjourned without taking a final vote upon tho amended proposition. On Thursday morning, when the subject again came up, Mr. French S. Evans, of Wash ington, offered aa nn "olive branch of peace" an entirely new platform, framed nnd recom mended by the Council of the District of Columbia as a substitute for the platform of principles adopted by the National Council iu June Inst This proposition having been received with favor by a majority of the Council, it reconsidered the vote by which Mr. Brew- ster's proposition (aa above polished) had been adopted, and in the afternoon, after a long and violent discussion, the whole of the platform adopted in June was rescinded, and the "Washington Platform" offered by Mr. Evans was substituted for it Tho following is a aynopsia of the Plat form ns telegraphed to the Nashville Patriot, by Gen. Zolliroffer. We will publish the platform, entire next week. Philadelphia, Feb. 22d, 185C. W. Hi. Smith: A Nntion.il Platform was adopted yesterday evening, recognizing the right of the people or the territories to frame their constitutions nnd laws, and to regulate their social domestienffairs in their own mode, subject only to the provisions of the Federal Constitution; the right of admission into the Union or suites thus formed: the dutv of obedience to the laws; maintenance of tho Union and the Constitution, and eschewing sectional, and uniting on National questions, wo. It dispenses with oaths, and admits into the American pnrtv nil American citizens, ex cept those recognizing Foreign allegiance, or who retimes to recognize the federal nnd State Constitutions, who openly npprove the principles and objections of the Americnn party. This does away with all secresy. Yours, truly, F. K.ZOLLICOFFER. While the Senate's amendments to the Bond Bill wore up for concurrence in the House, Mr. White, of Knox, offered an amendment authorizing the Governor to transfer tho State's Stock in the East Ten. nessee and Georgia Railroad to the Knoxville and Kentucky Company. It was, however, promptly rejected ayes 33, noes 44. We regret to see our friend, Muse, wasting so much of his youthful energy in behalf of a measure which, placed upon its own merits, could not command five votes in both branch ea of the Legislature. t-xfTlie bill to sell the Western and At lantic Railroad, has passed the Senatorial branch of the Georgia Legislature, by a vote of 53 ayes to 44 nays. "A Prfsent as is a Present." Miss Margaret C. Davis, the amiable post-mistress at Coy tee, Monroe county, has sent us s ta ble-brush, wrought by her own skillful hands, of materials aa brilliant and gorgeous aa the clouds that curtain a aummer'a even ing sun, and got up in tho most artistic man ner. Wo return our accomplished friend a thousand manna, we have .received many, very many presents, bnt none that we prize more highly than this. Miss Davis Is the lady whose skill and industry obtained seve ral premiums nt the Loudon and Knoxville Fairs last Fall. Grass Seeds. R. M. MoPherson, Knox ville, hns on hand a large assortment of Grass Seeds, Any orders will be promptly filled. See advertisement Tennessee Farmer and Mechanic. We have received the January nnd February numbers of this monthly. The Farmer and Mechanic la devoted to the improvement of Agriculture, Manufactures and the Mechanic Arte, and the numbers before ua furnish evi- dence of ability to accomplish the end in view. Each number contains 48 Urge pagea, on good paper. Terms single copy, $3,00; 6 copies, $10,00; 15 copies, each $1,50 in advance. Address Boswell Si Williums, pub- lishers, Nashville, Tenn. A Beneficent Measure. Wa learn from the Nationnl Intelligencer, of ths 19th, that in the Honse of Representatives a measure had passed, nt the instance of Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, dispensing with the requirements of record proof of military service In certain case.. This will secure bounty land war rants to many widows of Revolutionary sol. diers and oti)r persons whose applications havs been susnei.ded. The Commissioner of Pensions was authorized to hovs warranta aigned by a clerk under his control. . ar The trains on the East Tennessee nnd Virginia Rail read will commence running to New Market, a distance of 35 miles above Knoxville, on to-morrow ths 1st March. 19 Ths Nashville paper mails come through with gratifying punctuality at an average of one per week. Pretty fair that, for these go ahead times. If ws did not bear the whistle of the locomotives two or three times every day, ws should begin to ap prehend that the alow coach system was shout to corns upon us again. After the Le gislature adjourns, perhaps they will do bet ter over that way. ty The Legislatere will adjourn ea Mon day next, Id Marsh. THB CONVENTION O? THE I2d. We embody below the telegraphie dispatch oi In'rslation to the proceedings of the Amertoen Convention, which assembled at Philadelphia on the S2d instt - Ph iLAnsLPniA, Feb. S3. Afternoon session of ths American National Convention i The Committee reported the permanent of ficers i Kphraim Marsh, of N. J., President, and twenty-four Vioe Presidents one from esch State, The Committee on Credentials were not prepared to report On reassembling this evening, the perms nent officers elected took their seats, and the oommittee on credentials submitted a majori ty and a minority report. Ths former re porting in favor of the Edie delegates, from Pa.; the latter was signed by Southern mem bers, refusing to recognise delegates from any eouneil repudiating the platform of 18S5, or the 13th section of that platform. An animated wditcussion ensued upon the admission of the Edie delegates. Feb. 38. The Convention continued in session till 3 o'elock this morning. .After a stormy debate a vote was taken on the mi lority report which was adopted by the fol lowing vote, yeas 8, nays 48. Mr. Pickett of Tenn., denounced the course pursued by the North, and left the Conven tion, declining to take any further part in its actions. ' A motion was made that the delegates from Louisisna ba admitted by acclamation, which was agreed to by but few dissenting voices. Mr. Krsstus Brooks offered a resolution, that the vote upon that portion of the report of the committee on credentials, referring to contested esses in Pennsylvania be reconsid ered. After some debate a motion to lav the reso lution on the tshle prevsiled bv a large ma jority. The Convention then adjourned to meet at ten o clock this morning. Feb. 28, P. M. The Convention to day has been at fever heat. Ths Southerners met this afternoon to determine on their course. The proposition to postpone the nomination to the Convention to be held here on the 8d of July, was discussed by the Convention nearly the whole day, and laid on the table hy a vote of 128 to 78. The Convention ad journed until Monday. reo. zo. ine resolution declaring that the Convention bad no right to prescribe a platform opposing the nomination of any candidate not in favor of the Missouri Com promise was lost by a large majority. The Convention then was about to proceed to nominate, and Mr. Fillmore's prospects were apparently in the ascendant when the dele gates from Connecticut, MasKsohusetts, Rhode Island, a part of Illinois, Iowa and Pennsyl vania seceded. lff' The National American Council which assembled nt Philadelphia on the 18th, abolished the platform adopted in June last, and adopted a substitute, a synopsis of which will be found in another place. The follow ing is the vote upon abolishment: States. New Hampshire, Masssschiiaetts, Connecticut Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, Maryland, , Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, Louisiana, California, Ayes. 3 18 fi 4 S3 3 8 Noes. 1 28 1 3 Arkansas, Tennessee, 3 Kentucky, 1 Ohio, 33 Indiana, 3 Missouri, Wisconsin, 4 District of Columbia, 3 Illinois, 4 Iowa, 3 12 188 CI adopting the Aves. Noes. The following is the vote new platform: States. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, California, Arkansas, 1 1 fi 8 6 3 3 S3 1 3 4 8 5 fi 1 1 IS 14 1 S 1 1 10 8 8 fi 4 18 3 1 5 1 3 3 1 108 17 Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, ' Wisconsin, Distriot of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, The reader will be instructed by compar ing thu two voles. Aocording to the last advioes from Nicaragua, the Walker government Is ex periencing the difficulty which broke down Santa Anna in Mexico, and that is the want of money. Not a single soldier has reseived, sinoe the opening of the campaign, any thing more substantial than promises to pay. The additions to his army, instead of strength ening him, are likely to add to bis difficulties. Some of the men are growing very urgent for money, and a government loan ia a neoessity which oannot be postponed. Want of funds has checked many a project as ambitious as that of Walker. Tus Csntbal Bank. Ws find the following paragraph ia relation to this institution in the Nashville Union and American: We are receiving from our correspondents In various seetions of ths State, inquiries as to the truth of reports against this Bank, and have felt it to be our duty to satisfy ourselves ooncsrning it. The result is that we think the Dank is doing a regular Business, and that it aims to accommodate our citizens by lending them its capital. It has always re deemed promptly all its Issues on presenta tion at its counter, sno we are assured iy its officers that the Bank is amply able and will continue to do so, Great Britain. The leading British pa pers, brought by the Inst steamers, are very warlike In their tone towards this country. 3f Bills have been Introduced in the United States House of Representatives, to enable the people of Oregon to form a State government preliminary to her admission In to the Union; for establishing the boundaries of Kansas, and prohibiting slavery there and In Nebraska. These bills wars referred to the Commit tee on Territories. - ry The eitizens of Oneida, If. Y., are evi dently opposed to long prayers, judging from a petition presented in the asssmhly of that State, aa coming from them, to make the Lord's Prayer the only legal prayer to be used by clergymen, on aeeount of ita brevity, faf By reference to our eommeroial cor respondence it will be seen that Bacon, Corn, and other produce, hsfe downward tendon- ey. - THE KANSAS SQUABBLE. The proclamation of the President relative to the anticipated troubles In Kansas, has caused fears to be entertained in some quar ters that disturbances of a serious nature may happen In that Territory. It is regarded In the light of a collision between the poople of Kansas nnd the federal government; and per sons of a gloomy habit of mind look forward to' bloodshed, disorder, and porlr ps civil war, as lis natural consequences. This, anya the Herald, ia not In accordance with the teachings of history. . Without senrching carefully for every instance of a conflict of authority between Ihe Stntea nnd the fedornl government five instances of open rupture between the two will occur to every active memory. All of these, it may be said, appeared more formidable in their inception llian this Kansas squabble, and all ended in smoke. The first Is known in history ns Shny's re bellion. It grew out of tho reluctance, nnd, in some degree, the incapacity of the farmers of Massachusetts tu pay the excise dutiea and State tax required tu pay off the debt incurred during the war. In Sepiember, 1786, mobs assembled nnd threatened the Legislature of Mnsaachusetts.and nlsoof some of the neigh boring St-itew. Congress, alarmed at the phe nomenon, voted to enlist 1,300 men to put down Ihe reboMion in Massachusetts, nnd to raise half a million of money to pay them. At this time the constitution had not been adopted, the govorntnent was unsettled: the war wae over certainly, but its bad effects re mained, and there was no saying how far the popular repudiation principles of Sliny might spread, or where the proposed collision might lead. 1 lie danger, boldly grappled with, soon vanished. Shny and his men were nut down hy the Maasachusvtts militia, nnd the appre hended collision never took place. In tho year 1794, an insurrection took place ii the State of Pennsylvania, known in histo ry ns tho Whiskey Insurrection. It was so general nnd so well organized that for some time it held command of the counties where it arose. Governor Mifflin rather doubted his own authority to repress it; upon which President Washington sent to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, nnd Virginia, for a body of 13,000 men, whom he afterwards in creased to 15,000. People now said there would be n collision in earnest Many com mended the cautious inertia of the Governor, nnd condemned the nction of the President ns rash, unconstitutional and ill-advised. The Secretary of State, Randolph, was of opinion that the appeal to force could not but lead to a general convulsion, in which thu national prosperity and perhaps existence would be gravely jeopardised. Bruckenridge offered to prove that the rebels ceuld defend themselves against any forco the general government could send ngainst them. Yet how did the squibklo end? Not only was there no con- vulsion, no tintional crisis, nnd no defeat, but there was no fight at all tho rebels gave in without striking a blow, and tho expected 'collision was again deferred. Twelvu years afterward, tho minds of men wore aroused by a new prospect of collision between the government of Mr. Jefferson nnd the supposed rebels, filibusters or monarchists of tho West nnd Southwest, under the com mand of Aaron Burr. Letters from the Mis sissippi announced the imminent prospect of civil war. Ohio, and the territories on the Mississippi were said to be ripe for rebellion, and armed parlies were already observed to take possession of River Island, nnd other safe spots. Mr. Jefferson, not crediting the trea sonable designs iinputed to tho malcontents, issued a proclamation warning all men against filibustering expeditions. At the same time privato instructions were sent to the Gover nors of Territories to arrest Burr, and to the commanders of the United Status troops to be ready to act for the preservation of the peace. Assuredly, no one w ho is acquainted witli the molly character of the Mississippi settlers, or the spirit of the men who were leagued with Burr, will deny that this was nn occasion of great peril, A very little might really have plunged the territory into war nnd such warl But, in fact, there was no declaration of war, or feint of any such. Burr was quietly taken, and his trial, acquittal and subsequent life are matters of history. Twenty years afterward, the ownership of the Indian lands within the Stnto of Geor gia had very nearly embroiled tho United States witli the people of that State. It does not appear nt the present day that the ques tion of the validity of the treaty with the Creoks need have involved a quarrel between the United Stntea and Georgia; and one can not help ascribing a Inrge share of the re sponsibility for the feud to the hut temper of Gov. Troup. While it lasted, tho dispute was warm Arms, weea-dintrikute'd in Georgia, and the old forts strengthened; people talked of war confidently,' President Adams was well fitted to actus a dnmpor to Governor Troup's zeal: the controversy was settled. In 1833, r coliaion between tho general government and the people again appeared to be the inevitable consequence of the tar iffs of 1824, '28 and '33. They drovi Suutli Carolina to the verge of rebellion, by persistingthntlhe proper office of government of tho United States was not to tax the whole peopel thereof for the benefit of the Noithern factories. This time the belief that a disruption of tho Union was at hand wasalniost universal. Yet it blew over with out a shot being fired or man hurt The compromise tariff allayed the storm at the ve ry last moment, . Another anticipated collision was to take place in consequence of Captain Tyler s in terfurence at thu Dorr quarrel in Rhode Is. land. But it blew over like the others. The moral of these episodes In our history Is that the strong conservative sense of tho people of this country will always be potent enough to control any local tendency to in surrection or civil war, A free press serves as a' safety valve for the spleen of politicians; for the rest, our people have too much at stake too much to guin by peace, to lose by war, to suffer their trunqu ility to be distur bed by trifles. So it has always been: so it will be with Kansas. tff The New York Express says that Garrison and other "friends of freedom" have Issued R call for a convention In that city, to meet in May next "to dispute the divine au thority of the Holy Scriptures," . COUNTY COURTS. A Bill to create and regulate the office of Coun hi JudgePatted February :J2d 1868. Section i. lie It enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee That there shall be elected, hy the qualified voters ot every county in mo aiaie, a person learned In tho law, to be styled the County Judge, who shall hold his office for the t"rm of four years from tho dale of his commission: except the first J nd ne elected under the provisions of this net, who shall hold hi cntiiinlasloh until the next regular election in 1880, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified. Sko. 3. Be It enacted, That the first elec tion of County Judge, shall bo held nt the same place, hy the same officers, that county elections are held, on Ihe first Saturday of Mny, 1856, mid under the same reputations prescribed for county elections. All subse quent elections shall he held nt the same time mid place of the county elections; except elections to fill vacancies, which may behold at any time, upon proper notieu. Sea 3. llo it enacted, That the County Judge shall he commissioned in the snmo manner ns other Judges of tho State; nnd before entering upon tho duties of the office, he shall take an oath to support the Consti tution of the United States, and the Consti tution of the State of Tennessee; nnd nn oath faithfully to discharge the duties of said office. Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That the Quorum Court of the County, is hereby abolished: and the County Judge shall have, and exercise, nil the jurisdiction and powers now belonging to said Quorum Court. Ho shall preside over the County Court nt its Quarterly Sessions, which shail be held as heretofore, and shall have, and exercise the same powers, jurisdic tion, nnd authority, which now belongs to, or is exercised by, the Chairman of the County Court; nnd shall perform the same duties as are required of said Chairman, either in or out of said County Court whether in session or not. Sec. 5. Bu it enacted, That the Countv Court, to be held hy the County Judge, shall hold regular sessions on the first .Monday of each month: Provided, that on the Mondays of tho Quarterly Session of the Court, all business requiring the presence of all or any of the Justices of the County shall first be disposed of, after which the County Judge shall dispose of such other business before the Court ns by the provisions of this net is directed to be attended to by him, nnd said court shall sit from day to day, so longns the business mi rein may require. Six. 6. Bu it enacted, that nil the jurisdic tion nod power of the present County Court, over administrators, executors, guardians, wains, trustees, wins, dower, nnd pmtition, sale or division of lands nnd negroes, nnd of nil testimcutnry and nrinunistrativo matters, or subjects connected therewith, nnd ques tions ol lunacy, is abolished, nnd the same is hereby transferred, and given to the County Court to be held by the County Judge, who shall have nil the jurisdiction, power, nnd au thority, now exercised, or possessed, by the County Court, over all the questions: and all other jurisdiction, power, and authority, over all these subjects, which mny he necessary and proper in the exercise thereof: Provided, that either party may have the right of appeal iroin any judgment, order.decree or action ol said County Judge as is now allowed by the laws of the Statu ill other causes. Sf.c. 7. Bo it enacted. That tho Countv Clerk shall be, and continue the Clerk of the County Court to be held by the Couty Judge, and shall have all the powers, jurisdiction, au thority, and power, now possessed by him. Sec. 8. Be it enacted. That the Countv Judge shall be accounting officer and general ngetit of the county; nnd ns such, he shall have power, and it shall be his duty: I. To have the care nnd custody of all countv pro perty except such ns is by law placed in the custody of other officers. 3. '1 o control all books, papers, and Instruments, pertaining to bis nflice. 3. To audit all claims for money against the county. 4. To draw, nnd seal with tho seal ot the county court, all warrants upon the county treasury. 5. To audit and settle the accounts of the county trustee, and thosu of any other collector or receiver of county revenue, taxes, or incomes, payable in to the county treasury: and those of any per son entrusted to receive, or expend nnv money ol the county; nnd to require said officers or persons, to render and settle their accounts us directed bv law, or Ihe authority under whicli they may net. 6. To enter iu a book, to be known us the Warrant Book, in the order of issuance, the number, date, amount, and name ol drawee, of each warrant drawn upon the treasury. 7. 1 o keep, in a suitable book, an account ol the receipts and expendi tures of the county, in such manner us to show clearly, the assets of the county, nnd the debts payable to, and by it balancing said accounts semi-annually; and generally, to superintend the financial concerns ol the county. 8. No money shall be drawn out of the county treasury, except upon n warrant issued by the County Judge. 9. The duties directed to be performed by the Clerk of the i-ouiiiv Uoiirl, in the administration ol insol vent estates, shall, for tho future, be perforin ed by tho County Judi'e. Sec. 9. Be it enacted, That the County Judge shall receive five dollars per day, dur ing the sitting ol me nlonttiiy and uuarlcrly Courts; and the several Quarterly Courts are herohv authorized tu make additional com. pensation to the Judge, by appropriations lor that purpose, to such amount us said Quar terly Court may deem tight; and suid Judge's pay shall be paid bis compensation quarterly, uut of the county treasury, upon the Judge's own warrant. Sec. 10. Be it enacted, That hercufter, it shall bu tho duty of the Clerks of the several County CourlB in this State, to keep n docket of all the cases to be tried in said Courts, ns are now kept by the Clerks of the Circuit Courts. Sec. 11. Be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of said Clerk, to enter upon said docket, nil suits, motions, nnd actions, that ninv come before said Court for trial; nnd that no suit, motion, or action, belure said Court shall be tried, except it appear on said docket; and all suits, motions, and actions, shall be tried in order, as they appear on said docket. Sec. 13. lie it further enacted, That the County Court Judc-e ahull not be precluded from practising in the Supreme, Chancery, Circuit and Criminal Courts in this State, but shall not be permitted to act as couusel in any case going up from his own Court PiTsiiDiia, Feb. 21. There haa been a heavy thaw to duy with a fair prospect of the river aoon opening. Cincinnati, Feb. 21, r. m. ia aa tight ns a brick. -The river hero St. Louis, Fob. 21 The blasting of ice In our harbor commenced yesterday, and will be continued until the river opposite our city is cleared. There is no movement yet in the upper, rivers. The weather Is mild, but the resumption of navigation Is not expected until March. St. I-odis, Feb. 85. Advicea from Kansas to the 14th Inst have been received. The Kickapoo Rangers threat en hostilities, and ths Free State men ore preparing for them, and two mounted com. pnniea have left Lawrence for Eaten, where a conflict is expected. fjST" The mail carrier between .Washing. ton, Rhea county, and Chattanooga, named Hughes, has been apprehended snd convict. sd of a charge of robbing the mail. LATER FROM EUROPE. ' Halifax, Feb. S3. It ia still current In Paris that Prnssia will not bo permitted to participate in the con fcScticr. Gortschaknff when signing the protocol at Vienna accepting tho propositions, demanded (hat Prussia bo Invited to take a part Buol supported tho demand, but Guorguunn, and Sir Seymour wished to refer to their Gov ernmeuts, . The acceptance by Russia caused the greatest astonishment In Turkey, It had not reached thu Crimen nt latest date. A serious military conspiracy was reported nt Madrid, with ramifications through North Spain. No particulars Were given. There la nothing from Englnnd. Bread, stuffs had declined. Confidence in peace was daily increasing. New York, Feb. 34. The steamers Atlantic and Asia arrived to day, with Liverpool dales to the 9th. Peace negotiations were progressing favo rably. The preliminaries had been duly rati, tied, nnd the conference would be opened in Paris in nbmit three weeks. The nspect of affairs, however, between England nnd the United Stntea wns threatening. The story of a difficulty between Mr. Buchanan and Lord Clarendon is repented, nnd it wae even reported that the former had demanded his passports. The tone of the Government or gans wns highly offensive towards the Uni ted States, The latest report is thnt Sir II. L. Bnlwcr had offered to mcdinto between Mr. Buchanan and Ilia English Minister. In consequence of these events, Consols hud receded to 90 nt tho middle of the week, but subsequently rallied, closing nt 91a91t. Cotton was quiet, with antes of 58,009 bnles. Some circulars quote prices ns easier. Advices from Manchester were unfavorable. Money more stringent Flour had declined 3s. per bbl. Corn la2s, per cwt nnd Wlient 8d n lOd. per bushel. The peace plenipotentiaries were beginning to assemble in Paris. Sir Henry Bulwer had offered to meditate between Mr. Buchan an and Lord Clarendon. In the House of Commons, Lord Pnliuerslon announced thnt the correspondence on C ntrul affairs wonld be laid before Parliament when completed. Mr. Bailie postponed his motion in relntion to the enlistment of soldiers In the United States until the correspondence should be published. The latest advices ut Liverpool by telegraph from London, on the 9lh Inst, state thnt tho London Times of that date cen sures the course taken by tire English and American Cabinets, and, after remarking that even humanity must huve limits, concludes by saying: "We nre ns desirous of peace ns Mr. Cob- ben can be, bnt we know thnt when a nation becomes too proud to listen to reason, the only appeal is to arms." - NEwQiel.EANS,Feb. 25. The steam ship Daniel Webster tins arrived at this port with advices from San Juan to the 30th Inst, and San Francisco to tho 6th Inst Col. Kinney had gone to Granada lo effect an alliance with Walker. All the Cen tral American Stales except Nicaragua had formed an alliance. The San Francisco mar kets hnda downward tendency. Considerable rain had fallen in California, and tho agricul tural prospects were good. The accounts from the mines were excellent No United States Senator had been elected, nnd thero was little probability of an election being effected, root wns the noinineo of the American party. Messrs. Sanders nnd I Iain nmnd,both formerly Collectors of the port of San Francisco, had been indicted for embez zling funds. No fighting had occurred in Oregon since the Inst accounts. tdffThe Commercial Adverctiser states that a gentleman residing nt the South has generously devoted the handsome sum of thirty-five thousand dollars for the purpose of building nn emigrant ship to run between New York, the Chesapeake Bay and Liberia. New York, Feb. 19 The Times of this morning says: We learn on irood authority that the important re vision of our present tariff, recommended in the last report of Secretary Guthrie, meets the hearty approval of tho eoiiimtteeon Ways nnd Means of which Mr. Cambell of Ohio, is at Ihe hand, who will shortly report n tariff bill drafted under advice of Mr. James, of Rhode Island, and other larire manufacturers It will fix the import duty on nil goods made in whole or part of wool, Silk, Cotton, Hemp, ! lax, otc at 30 per cent, and admit ting Wool Dye Stuffs, Raw Silk and all raw materials tree. It is understood that this bill meets the approbation of the President nnd Cabinet Philadelphia, Feb. 20. E. D. Worrell, charged with the murder of Gordon, in Mis souri, wns arrested last night at Dover, Del aware, by the officers who tracked him thith er. He goes west with them voluntarily without wating fur a requisition. He de nies the commission of the murder, but ac knowledges standing by nt the time. The prisoner had a pair of saddle bags with a blan ket, which Gordon's brother in-law recog nized aa belonging lo the deceased. The ar rest was made in the honse of Worrell's father. New York, Feb. 21. Tho Tribune's cor respondent writes from Washington that Gov. Shannon was Instructed before leaving here to avoid complication, nnd in case any exigency should arise by which the United States troops may be employed, the officers in command will be required to communicate with the President beforo resorting to ex tremps. - The report that authority haa been given to arrest or Interfere with the members of the Convention at Topekn Is unfounded. If any attempt shall be made, to Interrupt their proceedings by force, tho commanding offi cers must interfere for thulr protection, or grossly abuse the truat reposed In i their keep log. , Cool. The, Lafayette (lud.) Journal publishes the following frigid extract from a reply by a Boons county subscriber to a dunning letter: "Sorry la ssy Old floss that I can't imy- I am very tight up, which Is to any t Imint narry red. Ef laid nil ten seiils barrel I couldn't buy eiiiiMufi Ui g ! ml hat. Don't worry about it, I freely foigtve yosi the debt" MfFaMiiy Fern ibjsU lo inn shedding tearsi It is an llifrmgliivht tttt ttemau's vuf- uabls "water prlvslsgv. Alabama Leoislatore. -This body ad jonrned on the 15th Inst, after a session of three months. TbfVpumber of acts passed amounted lo 879, fJnesrhich 18 -were passed ore the Executive vein. Among the nets are thoso loaning $300,000 to the Alnhamn nnd Tennessee RlvrrRnil rosd.nnd $200,000 to ths Memphis and Charleston Railroad, Ihe loans In both eases, to he secured by hypotheca tion of bonds nnd personal ai rnrity. Also an act authorizing Rnilronnd Companies to borrow money on certain conditions: and nn net renewing the loan lo the Mobile and Ohio Rnilroad, The following Railroad Compa nies have been Incorporated, viz:-Th Clayton brnnch of Mobile nnd Girnrd Railroad; ths Pickens nnd Noxubee, 1m Grange and Oxford, Alabama nnd East Tennessee, Whtchrslt-r and Alabama, Florida nnd Alabama Union, t . Macon County, Mobile and Great Nor I hern, nnd granting the right of wny to the Mem phis nnd Charleston Railroad, tn extend their road from Stevenson to the Tennessee line. 105 couples hnvn been divorced! Of ths petitions in these, 54 were made by the hus band, and 61 by tho wife. - - Washington, Feb. 33. The Cannda's mails have si rived. It ia ascertained from well informed sonrcs, t tho Government despatches contain tf thing of a definite character from England, nor is there any prospect of an early settlement of matters in dispute between this and, that Government. We have no Wormntion to confirm the report that angry Words passed between Mr. Buchanan and Lord Clarendon, Mr. Crnmpton is reported to have received fresh Instructions not to abseot himself from Washington as heretofore, t3BT Although the copper mining interest in this country is as yet, in its infancy, It has " nl ready produced results thnt give promise of its soon standing among the foremost of our Industrial pursuits. Previous to 1840 we were entirely dependent on Englnnd for our suupply of this metnl, while now we nro pro. ducing about 50,00 tons of it, equal to 1- 17th of the amount required to meet the demand) of the whole world; beds of the ore inexhnus. tible, and it is of great purity. Eighteen now stamping mills wero creeled Inst year- and nt least fifty more will be added In 1858, t"The Baltimore American remarks thnt the severity of the present winter will long be remembered on account, not only of the unusually low range of the thermometer, but also on account of the nlmost unprece dented continuance ofnt. During the month of January there wns scarcely n day in which the sun had sufficient power to melt the ice or snow. Such n winter, we are told, has not been known since the year 1786. A cit izen ot Hiiltrmore, whose lather wns a soldier in the Revolutionary war, states that in the year above mentioned the Chesapeake Bay was frozen over as low down ns the Rnpa hannock river, and that deer were killed up on the ice in attempting to cross the Bay from Taylor's Island to the Potomae side. During the present season the solid ice, we believe, did not extend much below Anna polis, though vessels encountered much flout ing ice below that point. Trackino a Murderer. We lenrn, ver bally, that a man named William Burge, a ' deserter from the United Slates army, who formerly lived in this city, wns arrested on Tuesday Inst, in Troup county, by a Missouri sheriff who followed him from thnt State. Burge is charged with having, with the nidi of another man, still at large, committed a murder a short time since in Missouri. It is said that they waylaid and killed a man for his money, and buried him in the snow; but the body being found, and suspicion attach. 1 ing to these two men, the sheriff followed Burge from Missouri to this State. His pur- ' suit nnd capture of the prisoner shows much shrewdness nnd perseverence. Burge trnv. ellud by land, sometimes by rail road, some, limes by stage and other vehicles, and some, times on foot registering a different name at most of the hotels where he stopped. He carried nbout his person a small box, and wore n cap taken from the murdered man; and by these chiefly tho sheriff wns enabled to identify him and keep his track. Cut ting Burg's varied register names from the books, he wns enabled to compare the hand, writing at places along his route, nnd thus to nssuru himself that he was on the right track. Following up the f'ugalive in this manner, he readied LaGrange only one day behind him, arrested bin, ns above stated, near that place, and immeddiutely started back for Missouri with his prisoner in charge. Columbue Sun Feb. 21. Philosofht. What oddities men are, to worry because they are not ns well off as "that fellow ncross the street." The richest man in town will be forgotten in fifty years from now, as the mason who built the Py ramids. Iu 1843, we attended the funeral of a millionaire. We visited his grave recent ly, nnd what do yon suppose we suwl Four bob.tailedpigs rooting the soil from his ginve. Aud this was the end of his,, influence a neglected grave, with four stub-tailed pigs rooting up the soil. "So passes tho glory Pittsburg, Feb. 33, The Committee on National Organization reported, recommending that a Convention to nominate Republican Candidates he held at Harrisburg on the 17th of June. The Con vention, however, substituted Philadelphia as the place of meeting, and then adjourned. Sr We learn that Mr. Pliny Miles has commenced a prosecution for libel against the Washington Union, on account of certain allegations made in that paper respecting Mr. Mile s former connection with the Post Office Department SurroRTiso the President. When Cap- tain John Tyler had vetoed the aecond bank bill of Mr, Clay, the question wns put to an old deinonitio Senator, "What shall ws do for Mr. 1 yler deserted by Ins Durtv. hs will .need our support!" "Do for him why, sir ws must support nun to ino end or his term against the whigs." "But what shall we do at Baltimore?' "Do, sir, why we must nomi nate somebody else." This appears to be tho principle upon which tho democrats of con. Kress sie supporting the present administra tion, with their minds made up that at Cincinnati they must "nominate aomebody eioe. -eT"A number ot the members of ths Pennsylvania J,cgialuture have issued s call for a State Convention of whigs, know noth ings, republicans and all parties opposed to lbs national administration, to be held st liar, risburg on ths 88th of Maroh, tj nomiut a Hints ticket for Auditor,' Canal Commis sioner and Surveyoa General. ' 1-sJTThere are two thinga which ought to tench us to think but meanly of human glo ry! the very best have had their calumniators, ills very worst their panegyrists. Ths Squatter Soverign atatea that Mr. Alrhinaon contemplates settling near ths town of Alchiuson, K. T, in spring. About two hundred of his neighbors designed re. moving with him to the same place. They are all said to be men of property, and largs slaveholders. . . . i i .