Newspaper Page Text
JUL" dlfi T
as F.lVIM8,tiltoa AND rtOPBUETO. Jass-. lis Tsar, raaabltl MlrMMf. ' '- h PVr aisecmtliiaed ant all arrears art MM, mnart u U aatlon of UM PiibHaH'. : aVsnftSHMtAg Sams of esmlltatea for srecs ,&, 6ss. OskMry Nat lots ro 11 Uses, tharf ed SI tba ref uUr 'Mrcrttolnr ram. . a I omnnHHMll latontsA to Brtmnl the priveta MM w InUrtau of OorparalloM, BoclaOw, Motitoli w MMtall, Mil s eaaraa m Mi rwlKcnnU. athiii, m ida v, -:. to, is. . " , . None. All wha fel aa Interest in beau 4, .', -V .' V"tlfylolh (round of Forest Hill Academy, - - art reqMtcd to attend on Monday and To. ' . aaday.tb 11 and ii March, for that pur. . ; ' ' : ' fo. -: " ' .. ' , , 'l' Enarhoa Law. A copy of lh Eismp ,', tlon Lw, parted by th present Legislature, " will k foand on th oataide of llil paper. . ' - ' It allow every family aa much a they need ' ;'. : j, ' ' waat, and a good many of there mora than 'Y: they will rr get, ; ' ., - Atihi Final Collioi. Th work on .... th tallee building I Brngresslnir. and we understand the Trustee expect to hare it , ready for the School early in the Summer. Tha anUtpria la on in which every member ' . -' of tha community oaght to feel a deep in. ;' Ureal, and wa hope to aea every olatacle to " - lla (neeea studiously avoided. .. Tm Nawa. With tha eiceptioa of an . oaonaional item in reference to Kansas, the advice from Wsshlnrton are almoat devoid of Interest. - Tha lateat account give notice oi Mveral snllcipsted duel, originating in matUra oataide of tha National la-rrislature. It la aaid tha adrocatee of the Lecompton Uooatltution ara confident of being able to carry it through; while the other aide are equally confident that the "swindle," aa they term it, will be defeated. Andy Johnson has mad aapeech fn the Senate, in opposition to tha proportion to inrrenae the Army, and in which he animadverted, in strong term, upon the tendency of deinoerntio administrations to run into extravagance. Me any, substan tially, that the parly cry ia, Retrenchment and Reform, but Ha practice ia altogether in an opposite direction; and that at the rule . they have been progressing for the Inst few years.br 18G0 it will require one hundred and twenty -five millions per annum to carry on in government. In conclusion, ha sd ' noniahe that henceforth they alionld prne- tiea what they preach, least the neonle be. come indignant and hustle the party out of power. From Nashville we hnva an occasional in timation that the legislature "atill lives," and that the session is drnwing its slow length along towards a protracted close. The bill to increaae the capital of the Bunk of Tenneaaee ia among the more important measure being acted on. The proceeding in reference to it will be found in another column. Business at Nashville is aaid to be improving. The newe fr.im Utah and Salt Lake City . ia contradictory. Rrigham Young continue to breath vengeance against the Gentiles, but the opinion begin to prevail that there will not be much fighting, but that the Mormon will luecumb ruthcr thnn risk a serious en gagement with the United Slutea troops. The papera from the "Far West," contain about the uaual amount of conflicting state ments in regard to affairs in Kansas Territo ry. We have not the remotest suspicion tha an one oulside the limit of Kansas, ever has learned, or ever will learn the tiuth about tliihconrtilion of things there until the miserable itusiness ia finished up. We give . the "news," such ns it is, from Hint Interesting region, in another pi nee. At Inst advice from New Orleans the Gro. eery market was active, with an advancing tendency. At the same tiuio Bacon and Breadstuff's were drooping. From the almost sudden and tutnl disap pearance of the aubject from the papera, it would seem that the Nicurnugn excitement ha about died out, run it nice, and been consumed of ita own fierceness. At last ac counts, Gen. Walker wa at his father's, at Nashville, meditating, perhaps, another bril. liunt campaign on the territory of his former hopes and more recent disappointments. Recent advicea from the milk-sick region represent the excitement about the location of the Southern University as quietly sub siding murmuring itself away, gently and aadly.aa tha soft breeze that follow in . the wake of the fierce hurricane. There are reasons for believing that the whole aubject IH be re-conaidered, and the location chnng. ed to some less objectionable point. The aoccea of the enterprise certainly demands auch a course. From Knoxville and Chattanooga the pa per bring us nothing of peculiar interest. At th former, the alunder and libel suit - against Brownlow seem to have been an ab aorbing topio for aeveral day. We learn verbally that in one case the defendnnt was acquitted, and in the other the jury failed to agree ten being for acquittal and two for conviction. Libel suits are but poor apecu lationa under any circumstances, in our opin ion, and we hare never known any one to make either money or reputation by engng- ing in them. " ' ' Chattanooga haa recently been bluBsod with a great religious revivu!, and we aee, by th Gazette, that it ha extended to the town of Harrison. There seems to have been, for aoius lime, a great dearth in that portion of me moral vineyard, and ahould the work of . regeneration now going on spread through. Out the county, we may safely count on heavy fall off from' the criminal aide of the l J tl. 3 . . uaoiuiou aocaei. The "Celebrated Gipsey Case ha been tha principal thing on the tapit at Cleveland for tha last two weeke, and for a few day it . ' :r wa thought that "eoflee and pUtols" would ho the result. But a note from the Banner ..." offlco adviaea a that th difficulty will be ' aatlsfactorily adjusted on the 1st Saturday of ' March without a resort to the "code." In regard to local matter, with the exeep v ' ' V 'ion "a"1'' wo in the "environs," lite ; result of buat-head whiskey, we have nothing ,' ' of aUiking Interest to mcord this week, ' ' (9BT Circuit Court for Rhea county will " - '. Vv mftrt at Washington neat Monday, 11 lnU H ' ' ' mI 'r Bledao eouuty, at Plkeville, Mon. . ; i day follewing. . I3T For auteuisnt or produc marks! see aettpage. t -., , ' r .. .. .' '-. . " " j . ' " '- f 1 . . . LaaESLiTtVa-Ia the Seaat OB the JTeth. th bill to appoint so additional IMreator for the Branch of she Bank of Tehnssftfe a Ath ens, sue dirsetor to b cltisen of Blouot eonntys passed the third time. ' On, the 17th. Hons bill to Incorporate Savings Institutions at Kaeaville aad Chattanooga, was. lndefl nitsly poslponeil, In the House, bill to Mtfo.. late tlie sale of spirflonus liquors, license 10. end ten per cent en stovkl wa read. Mr. Hamilton olTersd bill in lieu, repealing quart law, ajid "giving manufacturer's fre prlvilsgs. Motion to tabls both, lost..: Bill ia lieu adoptsd, aad withdraw for amend In th Houm, I9th, Mr. Richardson offered resolution tendering th thank of both branches of th Legislature to Messrs. Heis kell, Bullook and Bieknell, th sub-commit-tea, appointed by the joint select committee oa the Code, for the labor and attention whieh thsy have bestowed oa this work, and declaring that thuy merit th confidence end ought to receiv th thsnks of th whole peo ple. The resolution wss adopted and order- iu iu in icnt io iai bms . -4 - l . . .t. c The House adopted a resolution, 49 to 9, adjourn tine ii on the IStb of March, In the Senate, Mr. Hill offered a resolution instrueting the bsnk committee to inquire in to th expediency of so modifying the bsnk sot psssed st the present session, so as to postpons the retiring of small notes until Jan. 1, 1869; and to allow the stock snd fre banka whieh aecept the provisions of th bank aet, to receive and pay out the notes of the Bank of Teinessee and branches. 1h following bill were rejected: To re peal the law requiring the notices of lsnd sales to be advertised; To amend the prao tie ia Circuit Courts; Authorizing Bank of Tennessee to issue 1 1,000,000 post notes, pay able in twelve months, tabled 80 to 29. In th Senate, fO'.h. the bill to amend the law of 18(16, to prevent incompetent persons from teaching school, psssed the third time. House bill to ineorporr.te th East Tennes see Telegraph Company and the Nashville add Paducah Telegraph Company, passed the third time. ' In the House, Senate bill to extend further time to the Knoxville and Charleston, and the ?uthWestcrn Railroad Companies, pass cd first reading. 22J, Senate resolution to amend, the consti tution so as to make the election of Governor, members of the Legislature, 4c, quadrennial, passed first reading. Davis' Bank Dill. We understand the following to be tii main provisions of the bill aubslituted by Senator Davis, to increase the capital of the Bank of Tennessee : 'Protidea for the sale of tho stock of the State in the Turnpike Companies, the pro ceeds to be paid to the State Bank. The bonds of the State, payable in thirty yenra, bearing six per cent, interest, to be issued to the amount of (11,250,000; $300.00(1 to es tablish a brunch bank at Memphis; 130,000 to establish a branch at Knoxville; the re mainder to be divided between the mother bank and old branch banks." After an inefl'ectiial attempt to lay the bill on the table, it waainndo the special order of the day for Tuesday lust, tho proceedings ol which day bad not reached ua up to the hour of going to press. A genllemnn from Nash ville expresics the opinion that the bill will pass the Si-nnte, but that its passage through the other House in doubtful. Night Sessions. Mr. Urillith, the mem ber from Monroe, introduced a resolution in the House to hold night sessions, and argu ed its adoption In a good, srrmible speech. The resolution1 was adopted, after several attempts to defeat it. it is to be regretted that there are not mure go-ahead business men, like Mr. Griffith, in the Legislature. Couktt Judge Ei.kctio.i. The Nash ville Runner, of the 21st, says: The House yesterday took final action upon the bill es tablishing County Judgo for the counties of Davidson, Shelby, Knox, Williamson and Montgomery, and tha amu is now the law. The bill provide that the election shall be held on the first Suturdny in March. Tho law takes eflect immediately, and the first election will take place next month. t-ff Of the two hundred and thirty tliou- annd Continental soldiers, and the fifty-six thousand militia, who bore arms during the Revolution, and went forth to light for free dom In America, probably not two hundred are now out of the spirit land! Precious indeed ahould they aeem to this generation, for in the next they will all be gone. t-ff Owing, we presume, to the bad con dition of the Nashville and Chnttun Road, the mails from the State Capital are not as regular in their arrival as could be de sired. However, occasional inconveniences of the kind are what the public must got used to. 1ST Friend Purham, of the Chattanooga Gazette, give notice that he will not sell that establishment. We are glad of It. The Gazette is one of the institutions of that promising town, and we should dislike to see it pass into incompetent hands, a might be the case in the event of a change. for the Post. Will the Trustees of Forest Hill Aoademy procure the aervioea of a Female Teacher, in oonneetlon with U. L. Yoaie, the present able and worthy principal of that Institution! By an aet of the General' Assembly of the State of Tennessee, the sum of f.1,230 was appropriated to Forest Zlill Academy for the benefit of the children of McMinn county without regard to aex, which sum was to ba alwaya kept at iuterest, and the interest used sxeluaively in keeping up the school. And in addition to this ths State pays te the Trustee every year a bonus of 280 for the same purpose. ' There are many persons who wish to mod their daughter and avail them selves of the benefits of this Sohool, but will not do s unless th long established custom or having FsmaU Assistant Tsseher is eon tinued. A Citcuim, Nashville See advertisement of Mob- pan &. Co, Naahville, Tho house is long established, and among the Inrgest and best in th South and West. "I'oetbi and Pobtbik." We have been favored with a perfect avalancha of dogerel, from "Vaokee B," "River Hill," "Hardscrab ble," sird divera other source. . A reasona ble amount of a good thing I well enough in ite place, but too much ia worse than none at all. We may, perhaps, publish soma of th "favors" whan w can find room for them. ' . . CONGRESSIONAL. Washihoto, Feb. 17. In the Senate to day Mr. llouslon,of Texas, introduced hi resolution about aasuming a protectorate over Central America. Th resolution wa laid on th table. Th army bill again dis cussed. ; l. , . , . , . Th special committee In the House, ap pointed under Mr. Harris' resolution, met to day, and refused to tubpeena Messrs. Wnl kr, Stanton and Calhoun, lo give testimony before them, under tha belief, a is under stood, that th information they can obtain from the Executive department will be suf ficient for all the practical purpose of their Investigation. It te reported that the majority of the Senate committee on Territories have prepar ed a aimple bill for the admission of Kansas under the lecompton Constitution. Feb. 18. Mr. Green' report from the Senate Committee nn Territories, recite at length Kansaa matters, and charges the ab olitionists of Kansas with hnving no desire l ..ni. ,, , , - WTennolnd.. ih.t K i.. ....t i .... concludes that Kansas must be admitted uu der the Lecompton Constitution. Mr. Douglas' report dissents berauso there is no satisfactory evidence that the Lecompton constitution is the act and deed of th people of Kansaa or embodies their will. Me says that the election of the fourth of January is the only lawful one. Messrs Collsmer and Wade say, that the Territorial Government of Kansas ha never been orgnnixed or provided fur, in the organ ic act lut wa usurped by Foreign forces, conquered and subdued by nrms snd a minori ty installed and the administration sustains this to perpetuate slavery. Sksats On motion of Mr. Hamlin the army increase bill was limited to two year service. Feb. 19. The D mncrnta of the Senate will emend the l.ecmipton Constitution to allow the people of Kansas to alter at pleas ure. Feb. 23. No hostile meeting has yet ta ken place between Mr. J. B. Clay and Col. t.'ulluin. Both nro said to be absent from the city, and their friends seem anxious to prevent a decision on the field. Ex.Lieiitennut Rhind nnd his friend Mr. Corrio, from South Carolina hnve been held to bail in tho sum $2,500 each, for posting Commander Boutwell. ArvMiltcrcation took place yesterday be tween Lieiitennnts Bull and Williams of the Army, nnd it is said blows were exchanged, nnd a duel between them is now pending. K-b. 22, P. M. It is understood here that Mr. Clay and Col. Cullum huve left with their friends. Every effort to reconcile the parties proved unavailing. CojirLiMHSTAnv. The South Side Demo. crat pays the following left-hand compliment to those numberless aspirants fur the Presi dency that infest the greut Democratic Church. Itsnvs: "We huve candidates for the White House without number, all struggling to keep their names before the country by some ad caittan- dum appeal, nnd who, so far from caring for nieir country, no nut even euro a lig for their party, except us a convenient stepping stone to political honors." Washington I runs. I he President has removed Mr. Price, Postmaster at Chicago, and re-appointed Mr. Cook, his immediate predecessor., lie has also removed Mr. Mil ler, I'ustiuaater at Luliimbus, Ohio, nnd ap pointed ex-Governor Mednry in his place. Mitssie. Price and Miller were appointed during the recess of Congress. General Calhoun on Tuesday placed in tho possession of the Seirite Committee on Ter ritories his statement relative lo the election in Kansas. Ho is also preparing an address to the public. An official stntoment shows that the whole number of passengers arriving from foreign countries last year was 271,558, of which 109,000 weru females. RiDtHa the Eagle. The dog-Btar must be raging in the latitude of Aberdeen, Miss. The editor of the Sunny South seems to be in a high state of excitement. Hour him in his call to his countrymen: "Rise in the majesty of Southern clilvalrv. nnd rebuke the foul spirit that courses through the land. "Now is the winter of our discontent," and shame upon the syco. pliant that licks the hand that is raised to smite him. The Southern waters are imita ted. Pangs nnd curses upon him who cries. "Peace, bestill !" , He evidently forgot to add, "Root diminu tive swine, or die!" Will be Allowed to F.at Meat. The last number of the Freeman' Journal (New York Catholic paper,) announces that the Pope' has granted indulgences to the Army and Navy officers of the United Slates to eat meat during the approaching season of Lent. Hit 'Em Aoik! Of all the moan nnd con temptible men in this world, he that snenks through lifo on tiptoe, with hi ear at tha keyhole of everybody's business, eafpt hi own, is the mnst to be detested, tWTh resolution introduced into the Letjislature some time since, instructing Hon. John Bell to resign his seat in the SenuU, hnve filially passed, and a copy forwarded to the distinguished Senator. Some twoor three weeks were consumed, snd thousauds of dol lars expended in couiideiingthese resolutions. It strikes us that our Legislatora might spend their time more profitably; if not, they ought to adjourn and go home. The Deaiooratic members went there pledged to retrenchment and reform. The people can see how they are fulfilling their pledge. Lik most of the pledges made by the democracy, previous to an election, it has beeu sadly broken. In stead of doing something to relieve to people of the embarrassments brought about by the late panio, they have spent week In disease ing the question whether John Bell ought to resign his seat in the Senate or not. The Doiuoeratio party, being in the majority, ara of course responsible for this useless waste of the pubhe time. If Mr. Bell falls to treat those resolutions with th contempt they de. serve, lit is not the man we take him to be. Lebanon Herald , , CosiMiRotALGEXlus. Fond parent (to hi eon) 'Yes, New York is tha place to get on in. Look st James I he started without a penny, and haa lately fulled for a hundred and fifty thouaand dollar. Of couraa that'' an extreme caae. I don't expect you to do a well a that, Still, with honesty snd In. dustry, I see no reason why you should not, in a few yeare, fail for fifty thousand dollars,"- ' -. . . ' ,, - V ... 1 IMPORTANT TO RAILROAD COMPANIES. A very important principle to railroad eompanies, wall ss to th whole travelling publia, wa ruled by Judg Woodward, ofth Snprsm Court of Pennsylvania, in the long contested suit of O'Brien vs. th Philadel phia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company, Th Philadelphia Ledger: "The suit was brought for damages for per sonal Injuries sustsincd by the plaintiff while crossing in two horse wagon th track of me raiirssKi, ine case was prosecuted and defended by several of our ablest counsel, and the trial occupied three or four days, re suiting in,) verdict for the defendants, every point being elaborately discussed. Judge Woodward charged the jury substantially as follows) "1st. That a person abaut to cross a railroad track, is in duty bound to stop snd look in both directions, ami listen Before crossing, 2d. That if the plaiaiff contribut ed in the slightest degree to ujs accident in question, he could not recttvjf. although the railroad company were negliit " This, in our opinion, is not only good Taw, but com mon sense. The idea that has so long pre vailed that railroad companies are to be made reeponaible for all the consequences from col lisions on the lines of their respective roads, whether they were negligent in altending to their duties or not, needed the check which Judire Woodward, in his ruling has given it. Heretofore, the tendency of the decisions of conns and verdicts of juries have all been in the wrong direction. Instead of tending to make private travel careful in crossing the tracks of railroads, the disposition to consid er the railroad company always in the wrong, and the iudividunl always the victim, award ing him promptly, full, and sometimes exem plary damages, has tended to make them reckless of the damages that may ensue to thernilway company's property, and the lives of tbeij- passengers and employees. If courts and juries had set out in the 'first establish ment of railroads with the principle of hold ing privats travel liable for damages to rail road companies and their passengers the number of accidents would no doubt have been greatly lessened. The tendency has been not only to make Individuals criminally care less, but has even opened the door to the ma licious and knavish, to put, comparatively, valueless property, in the shape of horse flesh and cattle, in the way of danger, that good round prise might be obtained, and perhaps some private pique and malicious purpose gralitieJ. The Wilmington Unilroad Com peny hnsseted wisely in resisting this wrong, and Judge Woodward has done himself sig nal oredit in righting it. v. I?" The Lynchburg Virginian says from all accounts, the split in the Democratic par ty, growing-out of the question of the ad mission of Kansas, bids fair to lie permanent and irreconcilable. A caucus of tho Demo cratic mombers of Congress was held in Washington city a few nights since, for the purpose of restoring harmony to the parly tut the result was only to show thnt the dif ference between the two wings, was so wide as to preclude all hope of union. The mem bers opposed to the admission of Kansas, fearful of their popularity at home, and their detent at tho nxt election, maintained their ground firmly and decisively. On the other hand, the friends of the Administration, un willing to .allow insubordination in the pnr ty ranks, evince a disposition to expel these nitu the party, and to excommunicate them from the church of the faithful, without qual ification or hope of return. X-if The friends of humanity and religions mil be shocked, ns well as grieved, at the ti lings of .another fearful persecution of Christiana hi Madagascar. This Inst perse cution, which followed the expulsion of a number of Frenchmen from the capital in July last, seems to be more severe than any by which it had been preceded. Thirteen persons bavb been put to death; between fifty and sixty bud been subjected to the ordeal of tangent, or prison water, under which eight had died; nearly sixty were bound in chains, of whom two had died; while) a number had been reduced to slavery. SAVITV l'r LlVLSTMENTS IN RxAL EsTATS. We find a very sensible article in tho Feb ruary nuinbrr of Hunt's Merchant's Marjn- zino upon rail estate investments and usury. It is worthy the consideration of both bor rowers and lenders: "Wo agree with the economical writer in the Philadelphia Ledger, 'that in tho long run, those tieu get to bu the richest, as nil pnst experience proves, who invest most of their surplus capital in good mortgages and real estate, it is nstonishing how last n for tune accuirmlates, even nt 6 per cent., if divi dends und rents ara inveMicd nt,.irii.rtu n. even semi-annually. Investments in real se curities, rarely, or never, bring loss:; and hence, there ia no drawback on the compounding interest. The fact is notorious, that, nf thn Philadclphit families who were rich a cen tury ago, only those remain rich that keep the bulk of I heir weaith in reul estate. No business man can afford, for any long period, to nav two' tier cent, fur ini.iu.e 'I'., .1. ..I such high rates, is, thereioro, not sound poli. ey in me capitalists; and the history of tho r ch in this, or any other city, if traced back n hundred ears, iiflouls abundant tn-.uif ol this. It is wiser, believe us. not to 'hill lh gooso that lay the gulden eggs." The Gheat Question Vhe Charleston Mercury, the vuterau and approved organ of uiose who are distinguished in political dis cussions as the friends of Southern rights, says: "In the present emergency It is impor. tunt that the Southern Press should give a general and decided support to the Adminis tration in its position upon the Kansas ques tion. With unanimity and decision on the part of the South, we have no feais of the result. The reference of the President's Message to a select commilteo bv n buro ma jority of the House, is not at all decisive nf the question of the admission or rejection of Kansas; and when the bill from the Somite, providing far the admission of Kansas and Miniieaota k presented to the House, we shall have Wt wliich cannot be evaded, nnd wmrii will Ae too strong ror the nerve of the Black Republicans and their nominal Demo cratic allies. In the meantime, let the Soutli stand firm. A Disukios Threat. The Washincton Star says: "Few men are better informed than our aelvcs upon the slate of feeling among mem. her, (of Congress,) and w are satisfied were Miniieaota, with all her disregard of the ena bling act pressed in her case, lo be admitted into the Union, nod Kansas. m n...... e the constitution with which she applies be I.IU.CU aiiiiiiuiiin, no len on u merit ttcpru seutalives and Senator would remain a day lunger in either ball of Congress. Thu dnv for further compromise on th lavery ques tion is passed." - Bacon in one of hi essay says ; "Because half a dozen tT.nB.linna is. uuuur a Tern innk the field ring wilh their importu nate uhlnk. SvllilMt thtiHH.-mdn nf ....... -....I- repose beneath the shade of the oak, chew me euu ana are ueni, pray uo not imngiue that those who make the noise are the inhabi tants of th field; that of course they are manv In iimnlmr! nr flmt tiftu. n ether than the little, shrivelled, meagre, hop. ping, though loud aud troublesome insect of the hour." v I5f" Adslc to the Mormon Prophet. "Go it Brigbani while you'r Young." ' FROM WASHINGTON. ' February 19 Both House hnva adjourn ed over io Tueday next, to alTord fin oppor lunity for member to attend the ceremonies of the innuguratloa of the statu of Washing ton nt Richmond, on Monday, th 23d. Gov. Floyd and a large party will go down to-morrow night. Th Army bill atill hangs in th Senate The pending question Is upon tho employ, men! of four thousand Volunteers. Tho ob. jectlon to the measure Is the grcnt expanse attending It. The army now consist. of about elgbteon thousand men, supposing nil the companies to be filled up to the author ized number of aeventy-four. Buyond this amount, Congress is not disposed to go. Some of tho speakers In the Senate, in ro-ga.-d to the necessity of sugmenting the nr. my, have thrown cold water upon the Utuli rrusnde. The Senate will nnt dispose of the Army bill before the end of next week. After that the Kansas admission bill, yesterday reported from the Committee on Territories by Mt. Green, of Missouri, will be taken up, nnd pressed to a conclusion. Mr. Green's report is able nnd conclusive. Congress has noih Ing to do, ns he shows, wilh tho approval or disapproval of the Constitution of n State, but simply to seo whether it be the legal Constitution of a new Slnte, nnd whether it be republican in form; whether the bounda ries proposed be adinissable, and whether the number of. inhabitants be sufficient to justify a State organization. The bill for the ad mission of Kansas will pas the Senate by a majority ofix or eight. But it may be nee essary to resort lo the pntitmi question In the Senate, for the purpose of restricting the dis cussion within reasonable limits. The Re publican Senator claim thirty days for speeches, which is unreasonable. Henry Clay, at onu time, advocated the adoption of the previous question in the Semite, In order to put on, nnd to debate, nnd obtain a vote on a question. The Special Committee of tho House on the Kansas message, have agreed to investi gate only one aubject the legality of the apportionment of tho delegat.s for the Le compton Convention. The report of the Committee trill to-! i facilitate instead of embarrassing the passago of the Kansas admission bill. Colonel Orr showed much iudo nt and tact in constituting this important committee. l no uiiiek Uopublicans ulone censure the selection. ('or. Ch. Cor. IUskruft I took Htnek in ll.n T"V.. . . , , , "- I'CIIIII- crntic Party, and came on here to Washinir. t..n ,.. I f - . . a " "'y snare oi me dividend; but on my arrival, I found the d d thing uroKe. James V. Jones. The Columbia (Tennessee) Mirror says: ' Whether Senator June ninde this declara tion or not, we do not pretend lo know; but they say he did, ond that longnnge is charac teristic of tho man. He was not the first to discover that the Grent National Democratic Party is broke; nor is he the only ntiihitimiii political capitalist who took stock in the con cern, and failed to secure a share of the divi dends. Ii. fact, it has yielded n ,11..;, !..,!.. .-.-.. ....a, unless you put down the stealage under that head. The institution has he An. nnd t!ll la wretchedly managed. The stock is nt a heavy discount all over the ITninn ..d i. daily depreciating. Its boasted sinking fund , ine iviBsas-nvorasK hill and the principles iiieiein involved nas been swept awny long ago; and it what ia left of its capital stock were divided out to-day ninonc tho sharp. holders, the largest amount distributed would nut uuy the vote ol a single railroad Irish man. "Of tho many splendid promises liirh the Administration made the people, not one has been redeemed at maturity; they have nil been suffered to go to protest without the faintest effort to "pay them out." With such a miserable management, it is no wonder that the thing (we omit Sunntor Jones' pious cx plclive"by particular request") i bankrupt. That it ia bankrupt, nobody pretend lo doubt; and the worst or it, or rather, the best of it, is, that bankruptcy is utterly hopeless; for its liabilities exceed its assets by lit least five hundred per cent, IIasoino of a Poisoner Jumes E. El- dtldge but twenty ono years of age, vns hung in the jail ynid ut Canton, New Yurk, on Friday last, for having murdered, by puis oning, a young widow named Sarah J. Could, on the 30lh of May Inst, under the most dia bolical circumstances. Eldridge wa a school teacher, respectably connected; his victim twenty-lour yenra of age, and represented as u worthy woman, to whom he was engaged to bo married. Cincinnati, Feb. 20. The Methodist Pro testunt Church near Race street, was partly destroyed by fire Inst uight by an explosion of the gns pipe; elf lit or ten persons were severely injured. Two or three whom are not expected to live. St. LouTs, Feb. 20. The Pacific Hotel was destroyed by fire nt 3 o'clock this morn ing, eight or ten persons were killed and many seriously injured by jumping from the windows. Utah advice from Fort Scott to Jan. 1st. The troops were in good spirits, waiting good weather nnd reinforcement to make a descent on Salt Lake City. Johnson was well advised of the movements of the Saints. Gumming wn performing Gubernatorial duties us far ns able. The outward bound mails were making gnnd progress, having met many Indians all friendly, Carrot Pantaloon. This is th name of a liew style now in vogue at Washington and elsewhere, we suppose. The Slate says: Each sido of these new-fhshioned nether garments is modled after a carrot, lilting tightly at the ankles, and becoming bulbous as they ascend towards the waist. They are only seen in perfection when displayed by hoops, which appendage are actually worn by a few of the"deinmed foln.ah!" ex quisite who promenade the sunny aide of the Avenue. Indian Dei-redation in TEXAa-Stnrtling intelligence ha been received at Austin, Tex as, of Indian depredations in Brown county, of that Stale. Five persons had been mur dcred in sold blond, unit n .aiiiu.. ii , gener ally, alarmed at the unchecked enormitie of me savages, uuiuing in to Hire aeparate par tie, had taken 1-t.finr.. in fl.A . ,, : . s D w.ij'ivoni. iiirts. 1 he legislature of Texas ha passed a bill ' " "iiinjoiai c'liupmcnioi one hundred men. and an enormit-miim r... ii.. ....... evenly.fiv thousand dollars. A public nieet- .... 1... Lain L..IJ .. . . ...K ...... .n. uem in nusiin, wiieu resolil- tiun were adnnted uroinn Di i..,,;ui ., provide the most ample and speed v mean for the protection and eeenrity of the' frontier settlements. . ' . DEFEAT OF THE ADMINISTRATION. The resolution of Mr. Harris, of Illinois, for a select eommitteaon the Lecompton Consti tution wa the test question with the Admin istration, and yst the Administration was shamefully defeated, notwithstanding the De mocracy have nn overwhelming majority in Congress, and were aided, besides, by ten Southern Whig members. Commenting on this extraordinary fact, the Raleigh Register remarks. ns follows: "W said weeks ago thnt the Administra tion of Mr. Buchanan had failed egreginusly in the first year of it existence, and w hile backed by a Congress of its own party kid ney. No preceding Administration, coming into power under such auspices, ha ever in curred so miserable fate. Elected on the ground that his success was necessary to quell the fell apirit of Abolition, and thus save the Union, he finds himself deserted us soon aa the Issue is ninde in Congress upon the great test question of the c uiviiss, by the verv men upon w hom he had most ebiim' for support. From his own Keyslone State, of which he VMints himself the 'favorite son,' no lies than live members, to wit: Messrs. Hickman, Owen, Jones, Chapman, Montgomery nnd Dewnrl, have deserted him, by responding aye to the resolution referring the President's message recommending the Lecompton Constitution lo a select committee. Had three of these 'nntur.il allies uf the South' nnd Pennsylvania Democrats, voted the other way, the message would have been referred to'lhn Standing Couimltt. e on Territories, nnd thus the friends of the Lecompton Constitution would hnve attained their object. Besides the-c Pennsylvania Democrats who thus rontribut cd to thwart the President and the other friends of Lecompton, Messrs. Ilariis, Smith, Morris, Shaw nnd Marshall, of Illinois Eng lish, Foley and Davis, ol Indians 11, i. kin uf New York, nnd Groesbeck, Miller, Hums, Cox, Law rence nnd Hall, of Ohio all roaring Democrats all Cincinnati platform men, and natural allies of the South,' went for the an lect committee, or, in other words, ngninst lecompton, or, in other words still, against slavery in Kansas. The effect of this de.-ision will bo to keep tho question open tor nn in definite time, and, In the end, bring in Kansas os a Free Slate. We see now the true value of Democratic professions and pretences. With lull power lo perform nil they promis ed, they have failed nt the first pinch of the hill. Will nnv budy hereafter havo the ef frontery to tell Southern men, that tbev must look to Northern Democrats lor aid and com fort? And what will be said by tho sheep stomached L-entrv who ratted ilii U'l.i.r nnr joined the Democratic party, because tiie hit- icr were trie especial triends of slavery? Will they no't say to themselves in the plural what Fulstniriiid of himself in the singular 'What thrice doubled asses were vel' At nnv rate, if Ihev don't aav il. tln e'll tliink ii nnd we, fur one, will say'it of them with the unciion oi onu wno spenks gospel truth." Polite Rodders. The Detroit Advertiser gives nn account of a burglary, which, to soy ine icnsi, wno managed ns courteously as such an operation could be. A party entered the house of Mr. G. M. Trowbridge, nenr Birm. Ingham. 1 hey went to Mr. T.'s bed, told him not to stir; allowed him in the dark to feel the edge of their knives; naked if Mrs.T. was in bed, and getting n reply ill the iiffirma. live, apologized for their unseasonable visit. but nssure l her of safely. Two remained in the bed room while the rest of the cantr ran sacked the house nnd carried nwnv evervtliinir of valuo, consisting of silver jewelry, clothing, n set ol furs, &c, ie, first having made a hearty meal in the pantry. Interesting from Central America. Advices from Nicaragua announce that tin. treaty negotiated between Mr. Yriaarri nnd our government Mid been ratified, and nlso thnt the treaty between Costn Rica and Nica tagun had been rejected by the first named Re. public. These events would, it was thought, lead to the renewal of hostilities. There weie great rejoicings in Granada on the re ceipt of the news of the capture of General Walker by tho United States nnval forces. A Working Legislature. Tho Legisla ture ol'Texas is a remarkable body, and its labors without n parallel. They have a laro amount of business on hand, and for some time have been holding throe sessions n day forenoon, afternoon, and nt night. To these they have recently added a fourth, n session before breakfast. The Austin Gazette ays tho House now meets nt 4 o'cloc.k, a nt, and goes to work. The Bank Bills Passed It will be seen by reference to the letter of our Frankfort correspondent that the bill rcchnrtcring the Bank of Kentucky, Northern Bank, and tho Bank ol Louisville (which was amended i in the House of Representatives) has passed both I louses the Semite concurring In the limine substitute by a vote, of 23 To II. We congratulate tho public on the settle, moot ol this vexed question in n manner which seems to be satisfactory lo the people and the Banks. Iuisiitle Journal. Murder An Ateiutt at Rkscue. We learn from the Mt. Sterling Whig that "a great deal of excitement exists at the pres ent time in Johnson county. It appears Hint one or several of tho Ward family, which is n vory large and extensive one, killed a man. One of the Wards was arrested and pluced in jail, when a short time afterwards, a party of seventeen, composed of the Ward nnd their friends, attacked the jail and attempted to rescue the prisoner. The people now gathered from all quarters and drote back the rescuers, and in the melee killed one of the Wards. ThejailTias since been barricaded and is guarded night ,nnd day, as another assault is anticipated by a larger forco, Our information i up to Saturday since then we have nut heard any thing. The next news we anticipate lo hear of more bluody work." Louisville Courier Clerical Items. Rev, J. J. Dana, of South Adams, .Muss, has caused a sensation ii: thnt village, by a sermon entitled "The Hole in the Wall, or Soutli Adam as it is." Us rebukes seem to have been aimed at sins ut home, instead of the faults of the heathen in Asia, or the stubbornness of the Jen 2000 years ago, and could not fail, therefore, to be rather exciting. Mr. Dana said the sixth commandment of the manufacturer is, 'Six days shall thou labor and do all thy work, nd on the seventh make thy repairs." From the Utah A rm v. A letter has been published, written by Col. A. S. John ston, th commander of the Utah army, to a member of hia family In 1 jiuiiivilrn. It v . dated nt Camp Scott, near Fort Bridgur, ueceniDcr mm, 1837, the following extract from which embrace all that i of any gener al interest: "SoniS think thlt Mnrinnna U-ban tf la nanaa- SJiiy to make the issue with them, will sob- inn to ine Oovernineut. I do not agree with them. I think their fanaticism and villuny will lend them In try one encounter at least; and I think our gnverinent ought to desire it, as affording a simple solution of a difficult Dolilienl nileMtinn II IIimw auai.t a K.i.l settlement would b on tho basis of a con. quest. ' We could then dictatu to thciu . the term ol adjustment," . LATE AND IMPORTANT FROM SALT LAKE. Below wc give mmo Important intelligence from Salt Lnke, received by way of Carton Valley. The new It noither clear nor con. nected. The main lact appear to be, that the troops ntlompted to force a passage through Echo Canon, but were unsuccess ful : Sacramento, Saturday, Jan. 9, 1888.1 Messrs. Middleton nnd Pearson arrived ' at Carson Vnlley on tho 6th, and Mr. Penrsen hns just arrived from Carson Valley via tha Dig Tree Route. They brought nn express from Washington to Han Is Fork, for Colonel Johnston. On Dcconiber'7, Col. Alexander, with the 6th drngoons, had attempted to force their way through Echo Canon; in the attempt four of the dragoons weru killed. Thinking it impossible to force the pass. Col. Johnston, who had assumed command of the troops, retired, and in a few days dispatched Col. Alexander, with twenty-eight dragoons lis nn escort, to St. Louis, to obtain supplies. Col. Johnston then retreated n short distance, to Sulphur Springs, and took the Sublette cut-off, around to the north of Salt Lake, to llox Elder, from which Messrs. Middleton nnd Pearson start' d December 13. Col. Johnston was there nt the time with the second nnd Ihird dragoons nnd light artil lery, seven six-pound and live twelve pound Paixhaiis. He haa sent fornying parlies, fiftv men each, and h s obtained 2.400 catilo and other supplies of alkinds. The Colonel haa pickets out nil I lie way from Box Elder lo Gravelly Ford of from forty to sixty men. An escort of seven drr.go .us came wilh the expressmen to ("r velly Ford, They brought dispatches which were sent to Gen. Clark, at Brnicin, to-day. Col. Johnston's command has plenty of wood, water nnd provisions: the Mormons sell him nil he wants. He will attempt to enter Salt Lake City about the 1st of May, ns he expects Harney will arrive on the oilier side about that time. There are three companies of dragoon nt Fort Biidger. Fort Supply, twelve mile south, has been evnennted by the Mormon, nnd the troops have possession of . Mr. Pearson has seen no snow since leaving Car son Valley. Johnston's command have ex perienci d no inconvenience w hnlever from snow, not having seen nnv. Harney will hnve the second drngoons and three compnniea 13th mounted regiment. Five companies rifle will arrive on ho 11th. Mr. I'e irson think the Mormons wish to leave Snlt Lake, if thev rani but their escape i now cut off. He saw but few Indians. Garkotiko 1.1 Baltimore. On Wednes day night last, about nine o'clock, ns Mr. Frederick Wright was passing along Culvert street, Baltimore, be was accosted by two men, who spoke familiarly, asking him where he was going, llo told them, perfectly un. suspecting anything wrong. Immediately one of them threw a rope around his neck from behind, while the other robbed him of n gold watch nnd chain, valued at fifty dol lars, eight dollars in uioney, and a check for 8200. When he found the fix he was in, he told the robbers not to kill him, but take nil he had. They cleaned him out nnd left him. Writing Life Illustratad, speaking of the long, prosy articles to be met with in too ninny of the so-called "newspapers," says: It is the easiest thing in the world to write a newspaper to death, or to make one'a sell dull and the reader sjsApv. All that ia r. quired is long articles STthe one case, and the use of all the words one can dilute hia idea with in the other. No one whose thoughts are not precise and clour can ever write short articles. Anybody can make lung ones. Clauksvillk, Feb. 20 A shocking mur. dersaj. us perpetrated about 7 o'clock, Ins evening, in tbeTuwn of New Providence, by a negro mnn upon his master Mr. Jos. II. Harris, n respectable tobacconist of that town. Mr. 1 1, was Si tting in his office when tho negro entered nnd split his head terribly with nn axe. dragged him to the fire, burnt him severely, nnd then set tho office on fire. 1 he negro was brought hero mid placed In jail, but this morning a crowd of Mr. H's friends took him out of jail nnd hung; him upon the scene of his crime. Washington, Feb. 2u. J. B. Cloy nnd Cullum, Into Clerk of the House, hud a rcn countre at Brown' Hotel. Cullum slapped Clay s face. r Ex Lieutenant A. C. Rhind posted Com modore Boutweil as n liar and cownrd. The dilliculty originated on l',0 Pacific, several years ago, nnd has since been renewed be lore thu Naval Court of Enquiry. Heavy Defalcation of a Ban Aoent. -It is currently reported in Augusta, says the bavnniiuh Georgian, that the Agent of two or the interior South Carolina Banks, at Memphis, Tennessee, has disappeared, leav ing SSO.OOO of cash unaccounted for, fJ2C,000 in bills or exchange, of very doubtful diame ter taken lor their account every part of which, that has fallen due, had been proles-ted. Washington, N. C.Feb. 17. The si earn er Magnolia, bound to Fnyelteville from thi point, w hilst discharging freight nt White hall, burst her boiler. The explosion caused the death of fifteen to twenty persona. Ten bodies have been found, and there are several whose bodies have not been discovered There w ore some ladies and children nmo'nir the killed. ' Homicide. On Thursday morning last a Corouor s inquest was held over theliody of Sophia Phillips, of this place, who wa round dead in bed. The verdict of the Jury wa, that deceased came to her death from a blow on the head with a piece of iron, inflicted by her husband, Goorge Phillips. Phillips Is now confined in jail to wait hi trial. Both drunk Vablonega Signal, St. Louis, t'eb.iat Tlie KonTna'corr pnndent of the Democrat, of thi city, state Challis, Democrat, is elected from Atkinson county to fill the vacancy in the Council caused by the resignation of Mr. Carr. A resolution ha been introduced Into the legislature at Tnnekn. authorizinrj Gneamna Kobinsou to solicit aid, it there should be a necessity fur it, from the Governors of friend ly State. New York, Feb. 19. A correspondent to a house in this city, state that the Adriatic bad n .f 1,1 it Maf.nnoit tn .... f,.m kn V. b ... Hum uiv r reucn authorities. Sale of Mule in Natchez The Natch ez Free Trader of the 13th inst,, notice ale of about forty mule In that city at an average price of a160.- There were aome 450 mule on sale In that market. There were 443 death In New York last week. Including 83 of oonsumption and 81 of small pox. New York, Feb. 23. Th bank atntement- auuws a uecrense in mans or fjAia32 1,000, decrease In circulation jjtlGSS- Increase io! specie 1 1,1 89.802; Increaae in nominal de. posit $2,643,730; Incieuse in undrawn de posits 162,775. . . . .. Cincinnati, Feb. 22. Flour 3 80s$3 90, Whisky 17,. Hogs 6.16. Provision inac tive. Bacon 6i and 8 for Shoulder and Sides.