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SATURDAY MORNING, ßtt- Sdward B. Foster,.... Wilmington, is aatberized to tioas, advertissmenta, Ac. for _ President Johnson essential quality, atTêsiït, of« great and that is, the power to analyse human to lack one " the proper study of aaankind is to have panned his studies, in that particular field of knowledge,'to very little purpose. It was not ao with Jack son, Napoleon, and other men Of historic celebrity. They were good judges of men, lie and possessed a sort of intuitive percep tion of Rie character and qualities of those around them. The consequence was, that they always put the right man in the right place. With President Johnson it to be different. Hr does not know the men with whom ha is brought into closest official contact. At least we are unable to explain his blunders upon any other hy pothesis. He retained in his cabinet who were hostile to hia policy and whose discordant views disturbed the harmony of hia political household. And he kept in important positions ander the govern aaent, men who had the power and the will to thwart hia pitas, or at least to em barrass him. And when, at last, he ■ would have removed some of these imped imenta out of hie way, hia hands were bound by the withe« of the tenure-of-office bill. Gen. Grant was invested with the port-folio of the War Department, and the President remained profoundly igno rant of hia overreaching duplicity until Stanton was reinstalled In his place. A counter movement was then attempted in the field of political strategy, by the atiou of a new military department, and the 'appointment of Gen. Sherman to mand, with head quarters in Washington, and the rank of Brevet General. But Sherman spurns the proffered honor ; the President did not know his man. The •flau: has occasioned some stir in political circles, and not a !$£« comment. A friendly correspondent in Washington, feeling the embarrassment of tho " situa tion," stepa forward and puts the beat free upon the matter, of which it is suscepti ble. He says: cre oom As ett&t surprise bas been expressed at thé ac tion of the President in nominating Sherman as brevet General withoutaicertaicing his feeling* cn tbe subject, and much curiosity exhibited to Team what the purpoee of the Presir stated, upon reliable authority, that Mr. Johnson did not consider it necessary, saying nothing of it* indelicacy, to name to General Sherman ia advance and consult Urn in relation to a nomina tion designed solely aa a compliment to the Gen eral for Ms military services. K can also be stated that the propriety salting the Qener»l, both aa to hi* nomination as Brevet General and *s to the order detailing him to the command of the new Deportment of the At lantic, was suggested to the President by a dis tinguished gentleman now in this city, who is a relative of General Sherman. Mr. Johnson replied to the suggestion, that so far as the com pliment intended for General Sherman is con cerned, it should be bestowed voluntarily and without Lia knowledge; it being one which he could not possibly object, and one to which every true soldier must appreciate. Aa to hi* being or dered to the command of tbe Department of Atlantic, or any other Department, it was enough for him to know that General Sherman was s pa triot, and ready to serve his country in any offi cial position to which he might be assigned. It is believed this was the only conference held by the President with any one on the subject of the nomination or the order, and no one has been more surprised than Mr. Johnson himself at the manner in which General Sherman is reported to have received the news, and the President expres ses the apprehension that some one has communi cated to General Sherman statements which may have created taise impressions which will, doubt, be dissipated when all tbe tacts come to be knows. the no Anothee Revolution.— The New York Journal of Commerce, which hsa all along been hopeful that the troubles which beset the oountry, as the fruit of radical poliey, would blow over, begins now to take the alarm. So we infer from the fol lowing note pf warning which it places conspicuously at the head of its leading editorial oolumn : . " It looks as if the seal' of those who care more for party supremacy than for the most vital interests of the country, and who would rather ruin the land we love than resign their rule over it, was about to plunge headlong into s course that must end in revolution. Those who have hither to been the most hopeful are now gloomy and feapondent, for madness seems to rule the hour, *nd the folly of our legislators appears to 6* without restraint. If the oountry must pre, through the fire before peace and unity oaa be restored, perhaps it may ss well come no» now as teer. The Senate on Thursday, retread to ad mit the Hon. P. F. Thomas to hi* m*l, by •4 28 to 21- The Legislature of Maryland,, new in session, ought to a» x elect hire mun i n mnaly, and refuse to elect any one *1 m, until her choice- is se spcctcd. To-day is the anniversary of rite birth of tbs Father of, his- Country, sad if he wen living bow, Me would be 186 years old. He wm born «'Westmoreland conn ty, Virginia, on the 22d of February, 1732. The Notional Democratic Executive Committee, Hen. August Belmont, ehsir , will meet in Washington, to-day, to select the tisse end place for holding the next National Démocratie -Convention Hon. Jeremiah 8. Black, of Pennsyl vania, is mentioned as the Democratic candidate for the Presidency. Judge Black is a very able man, and we should rÄ$wl#*Cs§veÄi#&. friends of Itr. Pendleton, of of Mr. 8eys*our, of fjon) o«t, should find him a very fermé rival. They are all throe w Ï3 Ohio iti ibl worthy men, and either of them would make a Chief MlliMwW Mho would h»M tbebonor and prosperity of this nation, and the liberties of ite people, as dear as the apple (if his •yn. -cW* believe that the ny and enthusiasm will pervade ty* Con vention, and that its candidate will unite the friends of constitutional liberty in great and mighty effort to rescue our be loved oountry from impending ruin. Nev er did so deep a feeling pervade the bos oms of the democratic masses. Never were they so terribly in earnest. Never did the country pass through so fearful a crisis, and never were its liberties in such one immi n e nt peril. . It is no time to differ about men. Nor will they differ. Having presented their standard-bearer and a unfurl ed their banner to the breeze, they will 1 march forward, shoulder to shoulder, seating an unbroken. front to the enemy, to certain and assured victory. It cannot pre be otherwise, unless as a people wo are given over to judicial blindness, and doomed to utter and irretrievable ruin. Maryland oratory is called into requisi tion in the spirited campaign which is go iog on in New Hampshire. Montgomery Blair speaks on one side, and ex-Senator Creswell on the other. Both parties seem » W 0—1» » ,b. on acoouut of the bearing the result is ex pected to have on the Presidential elec tion. Three State elections occur shortly :— In New Hampshire on the second Tues day of March ; in Connecticut on the first Monday of April ; and in Rhode Island the first Wednesday of April. OB Philadelphia, Wilmington end Unit. R. R. The thirtieth annual report of this road for the year ending October 31st, 1867, gives the following exhibit of ceipta for the several stations on that read, as well as on the Delaware Rail Road. It will be-seen that Middletown is the most important station on the line of the Dela ware road, and pays more into the trea sury of the company. The statement of reeeipts ( exclusive of Delaware State tax ) at each station shows the following: Receipts at Philadelphia, $295,564 45; Chester, $32,000 50; Wil mington,$116,606 12; Elkton, $14,880, 60; Havre de Grace, $18,171 40; Balti more, $182,545 68. This is on the main road.- The receipts from stations on the Delaware road were as follows : New Castle, $9,166 60; St. George's, $3,619 80! Mount Pleasant, $2,263 95; Middletown, $16,718 40 ; Townsend, $2,340 50; Black bird; $1,360 95; Clayton, $9,237 10; Smyrna, $13,642 40; Moorton, $1,464, 50; Dover, $15,355; Camden, $5,454 36 ; Felton, $6,835.60; Harrington, $7,443, 94; Milford, $14,699 75; Farmington, $839,85 ; Greenwood, $1,046.05; Bridge ville, $7,503 80; Seaford, $7,440-35; Laurel, $6,82215; Salisbury, $11,799, 40; Princess Anne, $14,982 7o; West over, $1,046 80; Kingston, $774 10; Marion, $425,80 : Chrisfield, $5,691 20. On the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore railroad, the total number of local passengers carried from Philadelphia to all stations was 267,586; to Philadel phia from all stations, 265,222 ; from Ches ter to other stations, 109,977, of whom 84,991 went to Philadelphia; to Chester from other station«, 102,561, of whom 85,254 eame from Philadelphia; from Wilmington to other stations, 112,778, of whom 81,138 went to Philadelphia, 8,095, to Chester, 1,136 to Linwood, 1,181 to Claymont, 1,264 to Newport, 1,215 to Stanton, 4,664 to Newark, 2,967 to Elk ton, 2,287 to North East, 4,806 to Balti more, and the remainder to other stations ; to Wilmington from other stations, 119, 322, of which number 81,820 were from Philadelphia, 8,417 from Chester, 1,053 from Linwood, 1,181 from Clàymont, 813 from Newport, 912 from Stanton, 4,478 from Newark, 2,775 from Elkton, 2,157 from North East, and 3,644 from Balti more ; from Baltimore to other stations, 86,211; to Baltimore frem other stations! 87,999. re Prrtsstakt Cksnkes I» te. Hatred Stares. The report of the state of religion in the United States, prepared by Rev. Henry B. Smith, D. D. of the Union Theological Seminary, and presented to the Grand Conference of the Evangelical Alliance, and recently in session in Amsterdam, is s document of great interest and value, containing within a small compass a. vast amount of information in regard to the state and progress of religion in this try. We condense from it the annexed statistics which will be found convenient for relkrenee: coun Churches. Communicants. 10,460 2,000,000 lt,220 1,690,000 5,000 700,000 V900 »23,800 • 367,400 . 2,300 161,200 ' . 1,160 ]jo ooo Dutch Reformed- 440 60 000 United Brethren about 3,000 Societies ; Moravi ans about 12,000 Communicants ; Unitarians about3,000Churches; Univamatjutsinclndeabout 600,000 of the population ; Quakers, Orthodox about 54,000 Members; Hicksitesabout 40,000. ' Baptist. Presbyterian. Lutheran. . . Congregational_ Protestant Bpisoopal German Reformed— Hon. Cbssihe M. Clay is ex peered to re turn to his home in Kentucky * Miry. There are 8,000 servhit girls out of em ployment in New York city. > Trantcript. _ lisps, Messes. Editor* : — "Come let ns rea son together," for crimination and recrim i? mt igo jmBgt accomplish it," these are feh Plus Ultra employs in rate article wherein he ad Ip his own satisfaction per Jhe minds of Plummet, Ob liges Point. One must in f assume the position of dic and mter in matters pertaining to mooted general topics, and hold a sceptre of infinite power over, the heads of those who differ essentially from his channelled tW« gM r * l ' BlB I' W É B y IHUn lftsafeM.Tn* adveutiadyeivMfd by an apology charac teristic of maiden coynéss.' ' We bow htlm W s h e art felt ash n sw l edgemcnts and-greet right royally the voluntary adviser who courteously makes his devoir. Plus Ultra is a gentleman of broad phi-, lanthropic views, a political economist es chewing legal tender*, seeking a system of trade Where the husbandman nerate the manufacturer directJy by the growth, and pay of crude material. Mis construeing literal language by verbosity of stylo, he conveys the impression that Georges Point denies to his brother a right of traffic, and tends him words, with mendabte gallantry, which were not found or ever «thought of in his vocabulary . Turning a point, and travelling unexplored from the legitimate avenue in which Plummet, Observer and Georges Point ever trod, with slight praise, and considerable censure, this chivalrous ei quire lofty and proud with scrutinizin glance surveys those more ignoble, with rare astuteness unfolds a plan whereby all may seek wealth and emolument. Following the beaten track of dispara gers, taking the' stand of a manufacturer, (if he is hot one) ho chsts a stigma agriculturists generally, when he gives vent to the assertion that the farmers quire tinkering, and conveys unmistake ably the idea that they are a set of uni versal botchers. ' ' There is more tinker the ver be so can remu eoiu a road an< , , the line pf the Delaware Railroad." "Comelet us reason together." The for mer part of this quotation we acknowledge to be true, but the latter we deny in tote, wherein he alludes to new work, .i Thousands of dollars are annually ex pended for the purchase of new machinery, which would pass directly into the hand of the manufacturer here, but which because of his inertness, bt for want of capital to build, goes into the safes of paid agente, the salesmen of ^ity contractors, who stand ever ready to furnish implements requisite for the cultivation of a generous soil and production of cereal crops. From a gar den hoe to a steam thrashing machine, more new machines are yearly bought and sold here, we venture to assert, than in any other town and country on the Dela ware Railroad, pr Railroads called by other naines. , The tinkering suggests several thoughts; it js partly owing to the negligence of farmers themselves who de lay thp supervision of implements till the very moment they are needed, hurrying the mechanic to complete a job in a short time which requires more careful notice, and greatly to the foot that machines put together are not properly constructed at the start to stand that severe strain, and wondering rush to which they are driven. " That there is less new machinery used," we need not appeal to a very high order of intelligence to refute, for the most casual observer knows that the former who does not own a wheat-drill, reaper, or thrash ing machine, is the rara avis of the com munity. But Plus Ultra wants the mechanio to forge hia, horse shoes, with butter, and mould his castings in egg baskets. While he admits that the old system of long credits has been abolished, he denies *to Plummet and Observer time for relaxation or mental culture, grinding them down honestly to the sobriquet of hard-fisted mechanics. This laconio gentleman "to the manor born" gives seasonable advice, and clothing his asperity with musical acceut, tells the agriculturist to give undi vided attention to bin form, makes Obser ver drop the pen by press of business, while he, the leisurable one, monopolises the trade and drives the quill with geance. Pleasant homes, rural landscapes, rosy faces, bounteous harvests, and cloud less skies, loom up through the misty mir age of his fertile fancy, while credit mains where she first made her debut, viewing the mortal throes of anguish which convulse old mountain laboring tor the production of her mouse. on re a ven re Geokge's Point. For At Middletown Trunteript. Messes. Editors: —From present ap pearances there can scarcely be a doubt but that a Hail will be erected in Middle town this year, which we expect to be ornament to our town, and will doubtless reflect credit upob the originators and movers in the enterprise. While we con gratulate ourselves upon this improvement we turn our eyes in another direction and wonder why it is that the Rail Road Com pany has not provided us with better and comfortable an accommodations at its passenger depot here. That improvement, radical improvement u necessary in that quarter, no one will doubt; but why it Has not been mode we presume no one out side of the Company can satisfactorily ex plain, and we doubt if any one inside con. We observe in travelling up and down the rood that buildings suitable to the com fort and convenience of passengers have been erected at other -Stations npt any important in point of revenue to the Company, and which in feet contribute leg* in ' number of paagenger* and tons of freight than Middletown does. This fact con be proven by extracts from the Company's report for the y 1867, by referring to which we find tn were transported to and from Middletown 14,570 passenger* ; to aqd from Smyrna 11,806, sud to and from Dover 11,450. By these figures it will be seen that Mid dletown b » excess of Smyrna 2,764 pas sengers; and in excess of Dover 8,120 passenger«. Daring the some period there jwere transported to, and from Middletown 9,711 tons of freight: to ana from Smyrna 7,261 tons; to sod from Dover 2,946 tong ; Knowing Middîetowh to be in excess of Smyrna 2,450 tons, load in excees of more more ear ere Dover 6,766 ton». These figures are given in round numbers leaving off the decimal part of a ton in each case. Of this freight there were of grain from Middletown 876, 070 bushels; from Smyrna 287,704 bush els ; from Dover 28,424 bushels ; showing that Middletown exceeded Smyrna in ship ment of grain 88,866 bushels and Dover 847,646 bushels. Notwithstanding these facts the present aeoomssodations at this station an con temptible—yea, horrible. They consist simply of a building noticeable for its sise, erected as if to serve the requirements of a granary above, and far the storage of freight below. The oustomary arrangements for the comfort of passengers are in this skeleton of a building entirely neglected. Two dirty, cold, comfortless rooms, perfumed with guano and phosphates, destitute of furniture, except a few rickety settees, constitute the waiting rooms; to reach these passengers have to cross two Kail Road tracks and ascend a doien steps, in order to obtain tickets ; recross to the platform at the imminent risk of being crushed between the cars of tho freight train, that with itsunmeaning changes is one of the standard arrangements for pas senger train time ; frequently in an agony of fear while the long freight train passes I before being able to cross and eaten the passenger train by mere merit of uch is the present state of affairs at our Rail Road station ; but we hope fully look for ' * something to turn up" for the time to arrive, when the spirit of im provement may penetrate the inmost re cesses of "the powers that be," when a building suitable to the oomforts of pas sengers and worthy of our patronage, shall find itself among the things that are. Micawdkr. Middletovm, February, 19tÄ, 1868. mornm limb. Startling Fact*. In a speech at Mansfield, Ohio, Hon. A. G. Thurman, United States Senator elect, stated some facts which are well cal culated to impress the North with the di rect interest which they have in restoring the peace and prosperity of the South. Speaking of the taxes derived from inter nal revenue alone, Mr. Thnrman Bays that the amount paid by the whole ten of the Southern States for the last fiscal year was $19,098,749; in the same year Ohio paid $26,081,409, so that the Southern States, wich formerly paid their full share, if not more, of the taxation of the country, now so reduoed that, in the last fiscal year, Ohio paid $5,887,000 more than them all. Senator Thurman then undertakes to de monstrate that the taxation of the people of this country is far greater than ever was imposed upon any people. In the last fis cal year, hve hundred millions were col lected in taxes by the general government alone. The taxes oollected by the States amount to not quite two hundred millions more, making the entire taxation, in round numbers, seven hundred millions of dol lars. The gross annual production of the industry of the United States, according to the census of 1860, was two thousand mil lions of dollars. Allowing for the dimin ished production of the South, and for in creased prices, it is not supposed to be greater now. Thus more than one-third of the whole annual produot of the indus try of the country ia absorbed by taxation. Mr. Thurman then proceeds to inquire what ia the net profit of the production of this oountry, and taking as a standard the average borrowed are rate at which money istaaned and i, that being a rule laid down by every writer on political economy to obtain an approximate idea of the net profits of the production of a oountry, and assuming ten per cent, as the average rate of inter est in the United States, which is certain ly high enough, the net profits of the in dustry of the United States, os the produc tions of agriculture and manufactures of all kinds, would be two hundred millions of dollars. Thus taxation draws from the people five hundred millions a year more than the net profits of all tho producing industry of the United States—a great por tion of the non-productive employments, those engaged in buying commodities and selling them again, who, though securing large individual gains, do not increase the wealth of the country a particle. Yet the startling fact remains that one-third of the gross annual product of the industry of the country is absorbed by taxation. Such is the price which the to pay so long as a policy is pursued which renders necessary large military establish ments and freedmen's bureaus, and which hands over one of the largest and formerly most productive sections of tho country to increasing impoverishment and the pros pect of ultimate ruin .—Baltimore Sun. must continue Wm. M. Swain, one of the founders of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, died Sunday morning last, after a long illness; aged 59 years. He was one of tho propri etors of the Baltimore Sun. Mr. Swain was a native of Onondagua county, New York. He was one of the most thorough masters of the printing business and suc cessful newspaper publishers in this coun try, being the first to recognize the great value of Hoe's rotary printing machine, and the first press of that kind was used by him and his partners in the Philadelphia Ledger office. For eighteen years he was President of the Magnetic Telegraph Com pany, and for many years a director in the American Tolegraph Company. He lorgely instrumental in organizing, perfect ing, and increasing tbe telegraph system of the United States ; and was a man of great intellectual ability and force of char acter. on was The Delawabe Fisheries. —At the meeting of the City Council of Philadel phie, on rite 13th, a petition was received from sixty-seven residents of Penn's Neck, Ni J., who are interested in gill fishing in Delaware, asking Councils to adopt some plan to protect the interests of the fishermen. Tne petitioners say that the refuse matter from the Gas Works is de posited during tbs winter season in im mense quota titrés at the mouth of «fee Schuylkill, where fe lie« until the spring freshets wash it «ut inte the Delaware The shad draw this substance into ' their ' gills, causing their bodies to become im pregnated, and unfit for use. the The State af Karape.' It is rumored in England that Lord Stanley will shortly succeed Earl Derby at the head of the government. The lat ter is fast failing in health, and the pres sing and stirring events of the times make it necessary that an active and vigorous statesman should be at the helm in order to guide the Ship of State oleitr of tho breakers by which itj| surrounded. Kng 1 —J :- passing through a political crisis at this time. On the Continent her power and influence are in the " sere and yellow loaf." Jt culminated during the Crimean war, when France assumed the lead in military matters, and held* it in the face of the world. Since that time the position Of England among the Great. Powers has been advisory rawer than commanding. At home, changes of a vitally important character have taken place during the past year. The elective franchise has been altered, enlarged, extended, and than a million of voters have been added to the elective roll. Tho reform bill wide step in the direction of popular suf frage, mid tho new Parliament may yield to the popular demand and push on the column still farther in that direction. It has been said revolutions never go back ward, and this may be tho case in Eng land. Discontent in Ireland, murmnrings in England, the bold doctrines proclaimed by Bright and other reformers, and the evident leaning of some Of the hitherto leaders of the anti-reform party, towards still more radical changes in the political system of the kingdom, are signs presa ging a revolution in England that will take power from the favored few, and place in the hands of a more diffused constitu ency. This is the futnre Which England must face, and it is no wonder she is cal ling upon her young and capable states men to assume the roins of power. France the semi-official journals deny that there will be any immediate change in the Ministry, and contradict the report that the government contemplates impor tant alterations in the Constitution of the Empire. The fréquent recurrence of such rumors is Some proof that they are not to tally without foundation 1 . As systems changé in Enrope, Napoléon miist change with them. Hé canfiot make the laws of France like those of the MCdcs and Per sians—unalterable. Bismarck has lutionized the whole of Central Europe, and in Russia the Czar has perfected some important reforms. These are indications of a movement in the Old World with the view of meeting whatever there may be in the future. France cannot ignore these facts, especially when it is certain that the Bourbons are conspiring with a view of claiming the sceptre of that kingdom at the death of thé present ruler, if not be fore. If, therefore, Napoleon would per petuate his dynasty, be must follow the example of Englaqd, and meet the change of the current witfi^a new set at the helm. The present year will be an eventful in Europe, and the beginning of the next may find a new condition of affairs in many of the leading nations .—Philadelphia Age. If nations, like individnals, derive a certain oonsolation from the misfortunes of their neighbors, the United States ought to be very cheerful indeed in contempla ting the difficulties under which France la bors just at present. Jealous of Prussia, bothered about Rome, having to contend with the ill-will of foreigners and the dis content of its own citizens, with a deficit in the budget, a press that has to be zle by force, and an army that, has to be increased by most stringent means, Louis Napoleon, who weara his crown bv the Grace of God we suppose, as most rors do, must secretely confess most thorny one. Of the actual condition of France and of the feeling of the people, we know littlo. One is not likely to learn much of a coun try where a book is suppressed before it is issued, if it contain any satire upon the Government, and where editors, not only have to sign every article they write, but are liable in addition to heavy fines and imprisonment for commenting freely even upon the debates of the Assembly. It was but a few weeks since that we received news of the incarcertion of several of them, and it is not to be wondered at that the revision of the Military Laws and the dis cussion of the Law of the Press have edi ted, little or no comment. Still the debates are very important aB giving some indica tion of the true condition of France and the feeling that pervades society. It is not probable that a nation can be threat ened with a draft of 400,000 men, and still be perfectly indifferent to it. Russia has now 1,440,000 men, effective force a war footing. Austria has 1,200,000 men, independent of her National Guard. The confederation of Northern Germany has 1,300,000 men. Italy has 900,000 men, including National Guard and vol unteers. These four Continental Powers can put 5,000,000 men on a war footing at a short notice. France, which had 800,000, has determined to raise its effec tive force to 1,200,000. It has to be done and Louis Napoleon docs not wish to have it discussed .—Baltimore Gazette. A special dispatch from Madrid to the New York Herald, states that the Cariist leaders have commeneed a revolution in the north of Spain, against Queen Isabel la's crown, and fighting has already taken place between the insurgents and the civil officers of the government in Navarre.i Revolutionary manifestoes were printed headed with a wood cut likeness of a grand son of Don Carlos, the young man being styled Charles the Seventh, of Spain. moi ■ waaa In revo one muz that it is a Oil Rev. Me. Tyno's Teial.— The trial of Rev. Stephen H. Tying, Jr. was brought to a conclusion in New York on Tuesday. Judge Fullertou made an argument for the defense, and Mr. S. P. Nash mode the dosing argument for the presenters. The court then recited the canon directing them in the further proceedings, and adjourned. This ends the cose for rite present. The next step will be the report of the court's decision to the Bishop, who will then be called on to act upon it. tion! ' The New Jerecy Senate bee passed rite resolutions withdrawing the ratification, ef the fourteenth amendment of the- Conatitu A t>oy fifteen and s girl of fourteen hove been married in Cincinnati. States a# News. There has bee lyi squabble in the con stitutional convention of Florida. Five of the members of Urn convention tjere noto riously ineligible, one«f them being a col ored British subject, Mgd,the dteEjiavi but recently arrived in the Stele from ( s North. The President of the noAventipn ruled that foreigners and were eligible to Seats, and peal from this deoisiolf without« two-third vote. A majority of the convention, con sisting of twenty-one whites and four ne groes, all eligibly, thereupon seceded. leav mg a minority of twenty-one, oomposed of negroes and the ineligible members. A constitution was then adopted by this mi nority in secret session, and it now awaits instructions from General Meade before adjourning. The President has received a letter from Gen. Sherman relative to the brevet rank, and the new military department, giving his reasons for declining- both. The Pres ident has revoked the order assigning Sherman to the command in Washington, but he has not revoked the order establish ing the new division. He will probably assign some one else to this command. Judge Underwood, at Richmond, has re manded Churchill Coombs to the custody of the military, deciding that Congress not having yet declared peaoe, the oourts have no right to take prisoners from military custody. The case will be appealed to the Supreme Court. On Monday the 10th inst. Mr. Paine offered a resolution in the House of Rep resentatives, to the efiect that the seat of Government of the United States ought to be removed to the valley of the Mississip pi. The vote on it was strictly sectional, and stood ayeB 77, nays 97. Mr. Burlingame, Chinese Ambassador to the United States and to the Powers of Europe, will leave China on the 25th inst. with a suite of thirty persons to proceed to the execution of his mission, it is said that the mission will be permanent. Advices from Hayti, by the Cuba cable, state that Salnave'a army has been defeated by the Caco rebels on the frontier. Gen eral Alexis committed suicide, and Gener- 1 al Nord imeurredthe mistrust of President Salnave, who deprived him of his rank and honors. Admiral Bell, of the United States Na vy, Lieutenant Reid, and ten sailors drowned at the mouth of Osoca River, Ja pan, on the 11th of January last, whilst attempting to cross the bar in an open bout. In the South Carolina Convention, after a long ciicussion, a resolution has passed asking Congress to appropriate one million of dollars to purchase lands, to be parcelled out among the poorer classes. The Grand Duke Constantine of Russia is to make a visit to his daughter; the Queen of the Greeks, in the spring.. Eu rope is somewhat alarmed to observe that he is to be escorted by a strong squadron, which is now fitting out. The Grand Jury in the city of Philadel phia, has found true bills against the deal ers recently arrested for selling indecent illustrated New York papers. General George B. McClellan offered by President Johnson the mission to England, as successor to Mr. Adams, resigned. The Florida Conventionists are still at issue, General Meade has advised them to settle their differences, expunge their re cords and commence ahew. It is thought that the Philadelphia Con ference will be divided at the March ses sion, or by the General Conference in May, and most likely by State lines. The latest advices from Japan state that a serious revolution has broken out there. The Kansas Legislature has passed act permitting women to practice law. Mr. Sullivan, the editor of the Dublin Nation, has been tried in Dublin on the charge of publishing seditious libels, and found guilty. The English Government is about to bring into Parliament an Irish Reform bill. It is officially announced that the Brit ish Government intend to purchase all the telegraph lines in the kingdom. The Conservative State Convention of Tennessee, met at Nashville on Saturday last, and adopted resolutions in support of the President's policy and declaring Mr. Johnson the choioe of the Democratic and Conservative people of Tennessee for the next Presidency. The Washington correspondent of the radical Chicago Republican says that Mr. Washburne wrote all General Grant's let ters to the President. The Annual statement of the Chester county prison shows that the total expendi tures for the last year were 89,868.80, of which $4,265.82 were paid by the labor of the prisoners and $6,600 by drafts from the County treasury. The principle arti cles manufactured are carpeting, cheeks and tickings. In Buenos Ayres, at last accounts, the cholera wae raging. During December, ninety persons died of tho disease in the city of Buenos Ayres in a single day, and forty thousand persons are said to have left on account of tne epidemic. At the charter election held in Reading, Pa. last Friday, Dr. Heister M. Nagle, democrat, was chosen city auditor by a ma jority of 336, a democratic gain of 355 on the vote of last year. The State Capitol of California has cost to the present time $800,000 in gold, and will require as much more to complete it. One man was killed and three others were injured by the explosion of a locomo tive at Lowell, Mass, on Tuesday. No less than twenty-four ships loaded with teas are now due in New York, from the East. The Episcopalians of California have raised $100,000 to found a college at San Jose. The Fenians of the Pacific coast are re ported to be preparing for a raid on the British territory. The fruit growers thsoaghont Indiana ort that thus far no one peach bud in a undred has been injured by the frost. Milliard Filmore has just been elected one of the curators of the Bnffalo Acade my of Fine Arts. A young woman is walking from New Lisbon, Connecticut, to Pittsburg for $500 and a husband. The democrats carried Watertown N. T on Wednesday, the first time for fifteen years. on-Meid an V . I has been an re Mgnanu of the OateaaraUa Party. In all parts of the nation the Democratic party is united, vigilant and full of spirit, TiM^grmmiMuea naStake are fully appre '■le mßses, und they will battle in e Union, the Constitution, and >aw||^«fef republican form of rsss has prepared a po bdjpE for the Radical party which "le Democracy. The an entire ohange in the vital principles of American nationality. Under tbg w yiti nr 'aa established by our fathers, the States were free mid equal, subject only to the restrictions of theuon stitution. Maine was the p^erotLouisiana, 8r i. d - i jT^\ Va v n l a 00uld „ clai f"- "° Jj*ht which cua not belong to Georgia, or Flori da, or South Carolina. Th« Radicals have broken down that system. They have de stroyed States, obliterated the authority of officers elected by the people trader- State laws, and now rule one portion of the Union by the sword alone. Congress also domineers over the other branches of the government with absolute sway. The Ex ecutive is treated with disrespect, and bills are introduced for the purpose of preven ting him from exercising those functions conferred upon the President by the Con stitution, and the Supreme Court is threat ened with a reconstruct ion if that body dares to thwart the will of the men now in lffgguo against the perpetuity of the Union, and the rights, liberties, and franchises of white men. In opposition to this conspiracy to found a military despotism upon the ruins of this Republic, stands the Democratic party. They have announced their platform to be a speedy restoration of the States to their constitutional relations with the Federal government, the supremacy of white men, and the restriction of each branch of the national government to its constitutional rights and duties. If o. Eii platfon nt. a,, COIi This is the line marked upon which the Democratic party is to move, and in all parts of the nation the signs of activity are visible.— Age. out The United States at the Paris Exiii .—The Secretary of State has just received from Commissioner Beckwith a .table which has been carefully calculated and verified from official data, at Paris, and which shows that, with all the draw backs and obstacles which tbe;Ujiited States representation labored under, they are number one in grand prizes, and exceeded every nation except France in the general proportions of awards to exhibitors, and in the proportion of gold and silver medals and • * honorable mentloiAustria, Prussia and North Germany sligjitly exceed us in th< ir proportion pf WtOAC. medal* In thei number of exhibitors. In the general average,we are just ttouNe#*rat«cf Great Britain und hér colonies. Taking all things into consideration, this is consider ed, perhaps, the most raaryelloit* Triumph at a competitive trial of the results, of the inventive and industrial energies of the American people ; yet we were for from be ing fully and foirly represented. : Taking these as a criterion, however, the national pride may well be flattered by the evidence of our capacity to compete with the wqrljl. BITION SPECI AI. NOTICES. To increase agricnltnral produce, no matter what the crop intended to be raised may be. there IS no Fertilizer so sure as '!Bow*ss Cevnxrn MsHoar. Thu valuable Fertilizer acts at once in the soil, and furnishes it with the substantial nourishment necessary for »II vegetation. Wo have heard of w onderful results from its use spot* Lorn and Potatoes, and upon Grass and Wheat as a top-dressing. Origin and lit. tory artet VIM*. Both the canonicftl and apocryphal, idiowina what th. l-V.,**It I-, ÄS tration*.) by Prof. Calvin E. 8ttfwi, D. D. 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