Newspaper Page Text
: ; vol. x. new: series.
; COLU MBUS, OHIO, FRIDAY MORNING, FIBRUAR: 12, 1861. NO. 196. The Ohio Statesman: . DAILY, TRI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY. . PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY " r, The Ohio Statesman Company. - Office, Nos. 80, 38 and 40 North High Street ,. , TERMS. . (INVARIABLY . IN ADVANCE.) Daily, l . v.r. .... .... 00 .... 3 00 .... a oe .... 1 o hv the Currier. Der week , Tri-Weekly, pec year Yi eekly, ai ngie copy, one year- .... . ' " t , lixmonthi-." r Clubi of four copies, on year- " " . " ir month.... . r mi ' Clubiof ten copies, on. year ' " " " ' lix months 8 00 i Clubs of twenty .opies, one year . M " , si months MM .With an additional copy to the party who feti up th ' Club of ten or twenty. j UiatDicovirt Applicable to'the useful arts. A now thine. lit Combination. "Boot and Shoe ' ''.(; Manufacturers. Jew.l.r. Families', Illiquid. Remember. f i Unit. 8nld by Lord Lake street. I'U: Agents, te whom all une 10. isas-dly Useful & Valuable Discovery: HIXaTOSNT'O Insoluble Cement! Ti of mora teneral nractical util ity than any invention now be fore the public It baa bea thoroughly tested during the last two years Dr nractioai men. ana pronounced by all to be SUPERIOR TO ANY Adhesive Preparation known, Hilton's Insoluble Cement Ta a new thlnr. and the result of years of study; its eoinmuatiou lavu Scientific Principle, AnHiinder no circumstances or change of temperature, will it oecome corrupt or emu auy in tensive smell. boot v snoc lf.nr.ilnMM min. foAlinM will find it the test article known for Cementing the Channels, as it works without delay, is not af fected by any change of temper ature. , - JEAVELEIIS Will find It sufficiently adhesive for their use, as has been proved. II in especially adapt ed to Leather. And claim as an esneoial merit, that it sticks Patches and Linings to Bootsand Shoes suffi ciently strong without stitching. IT 13 THE ONLY I.IOUIO CEMEiVT extant, that is a sure thing for mending Furniture, Crockery! ' Toy, ' llone, 't-.. Ivory, . And articles of household use. Hilton's Insoluble Cement Is in a liquid form and at easily appnea as paste. Hilton's Insoluble Cement Is insoluble in water or oih ' Hilton's Insoluble Cement Adheres tP oily substaacei. I Iriapplied In Family or Manufao turers- package, irom a ouuees to 1U0 pounds. - . . i II1XTOTV BROS, Col Proprietors. PROVIDENCE. B. I. Smith. Wholesale Druggist. t .... fl11nA;. fln.nt Western. orders may be addressed, ' LOOK II ERE! FURS! FURS 1 FURS I ' A SMALL ADVANCE FROM MANUFACTURER? v -..tr COST PRICES I ,; ' ;,:,. ' r SIGN OF THE BLACK BEAR. Russian Sable Sets, ' Hudson Bay Sable Sets, " Rich Dark Mink Sets'! tone Marten Sot. V " ITitbla Marten Sets, ; - , ' .- Squirrel Seta, ; Water Mtak Seta, Coaaey Sets, V Fur Capea, ,!-. -t ... - -:, Far Ckllarv - ; -'. f ' - - hUdrensi Fur rua hoods, ' . ; FOB IBIMKIN0S, " GENTS' FTO C0ILAB8, ' : ' ' ' ' ' .' GENTS' FOB GLOVES n r: i -r. . , Gents Fur Caps, Slelgli. Robes, ,; ; Carriafjo -Kobes, , j, , , . jQuHaio xColes,' ! Wishing to reduce our Stock, w offer the above oodi i i) ; ; :;, '1 A. V .- ' - ;ie:; v At ureal uargams. "f Wa have the finest and largest stock ever brought J , CALL AIVD EXLA3I3Vi:. SMITH & CONRAD, New Neil House Block, COEE3IRL8, OniO. v an9-dtf , FURNITURE : MANUFAfcTORY T ACOB FISHEIL, HAVING PlinCIIAS- it hi) the entire stock .and. business. of Messrs. fclioedingor 4 brown id the i'uruiture Manufactory. j Wev la Swth-lUsla- Street, i ' ejrlll continue the businesi at the . . , . Hi t BASIS STAND AS HEIlETOFOIlEy j k 'Ll .M!nlt tha AinTri nf the old natrons of the es- tnlilUhmaBtaud the publio generally. All businest iU be -- - - Junctuolly attended to 1 . and Furnltnre iianufaoturod .Or repaired promptly . i loIKuVafso eW'Tod In the business of an, Wroxs: I whloh he will iif oreoi4 aud prompt Attention! BENNO SPEYER'S BANKING HOUSE, Commission, Forwarding and GENERAL PASSENGER. AGENCY FOR THI I Bremen, Hamburg & Havre Steamers.' , AND ALSO) .'-tsar-t'hUff- RAILROAD TICKET AGENCY, EASTANDWEST. ' No. 7 and Wert Third Street, ' (Corner Main.) . . 01XL0lxXX3LA,ti,O. e.l80-tf VM. H. RESTIEAUX, '' . ! SUCCESSOR TO MoKEE k KESTIEAUX No. 10 South niRh Street, . OOUTTMnTJS, ' : DEALER IN GROCERIES, PRODUCE, PROVISIONS, Foreign & Domestic Fruits, FLOUR, SALT, L.IQOIOS, Ac. Storage tlyll-tf and Commission. RICHARD KENNEDY, DEALER IN- Books, Periodicals. Stationery , PICTUBES, FANCY ABTICLE8, ETC., No. 65 South High Street, Next Door to the Postoffice, COLUMBUS, OHIO. oot3S'-dly i-ii w h: avan houten, I AND DEALER IN , MHLINEBY & FANOT. GOODS, .- u, - - . - vr ; .. ' No; 68 East Town Street, Oolumbtui, eetlO'U-dly o. WATER PE00F CIECLTS,' T f ADE in the most stylish manner, for sale by XIX 1IAI.-V A SOW, ' it to ri South High Street; Not. fiOTS'PAPER COEEAR8 ' OF the best and strongest makes." Also, Gents' and Rovs' Linen Collars in all the fashionable shapee. Paper Wrist Bands, Ladies' Paper Collars and (Julia, Uents rieok Ties or an kinds. Noi. n to South High Street. ' ITIPERIAT, SHIRTS. FTK nattorn of these shirts is new. the Bodies.1 JL Yokes, Sleeves and Bosom are formed to fit the nerson with ease and comfort, and each nbirt is guaranteed well made. Doys Shirts and Shirt Col lars, uenh s uoiion riannei urawero, unuer uar menu in scarlet, white and mixed Morinoof the very4 best quality.. " I JIASll 4SC MM, 1 . Nos. IS to South High Htreeti : LADIRV and CENTS' Enfli.h and, German HOSIERY of the very best qual-' Itv. al.n hil.lrnn'j Itnianrrln irrpiLfc vilriflt v. Vrnnh: Woven Corsets. BAIN & SON, Nos. 83 to 09 South High street. ALEXANDRE'S Plain and Embroid ered Kid Ulovea. Also Undressod Kid Gloves with Embroidered Backs, Misses Kid Gloves.' , . IfAlll (V SV11 : , Nos. 3 to 29 South High street. PI.AIN Blue and Brown t on lard Silk.. Also elegant Plain and Fanoy Silks for Sti-nof and V.venlnir l)rosses. Extra heavy Black Corded Silks for Basques and Dresses. Seeded Silks. " Nos. SO to 88 South High street! ; TABLE LINENS, consisting of Damasks, Ta i ble Cloths, Napkins and D'Oylios in great varie ty and at reasonaoie prices. Also, mm utnxn and Fruit D'Oyliea, Turkish Bath Towel;, LxiM- ' i . : v no i. vi u u Ti:,.v. . It 1 .. 11 OB. iw w 9 DUUUl JIU,U SUCVN ISLEGAIVT IjACE GOOUS. K 4 mTinl? 1 Tk n1 TVAnnh TiM. T)arhs.' " X Black and White Barbe Lace for Sashes and . Trimmings. . ; , .. . Point Lace Collars and SotB. ' " Valenoiennes Ijaces. Collars and Handkerchief. Thread and FrenehLaoe Veils. Real Thread Gninureand Blond I-vse Edgings. - i Black Yak Laoe Inserting for-Dress Trimmings. Ioe Collars and Sleeves in Setin-richly trimmed; White Blond Laces for Veils and Dresses. Knohes tor 1 runniings, oeaainK ra ji ouuugs. . s ; Point Applique Laces in all wid ths. Point Applique n.,1.1 oc sun , janl9'M ; . Nos. 23 to SB South High street. NEWJTIRM. ROSE & BBEM, ; ' I Merchant, Tailors;; Corner Town & High Sts. SAVING' ASSOCIATED OPRSELVES . togethor under the above named firm, for the ourpose of carrying on tho above named business and well selected atook o( Gooda la our Una, We keep constantly on band a full assortment or the best grades and stvlqa ofs Cloths, Cassimoroa and Vestiiige: also, a full atook of Gents' lurmshing. Goods. We attend to business personally. do ouf owa cutting.- and warrant the best-fit and finest work.- Eapeeial attention Upaid to Military Officers' Clothing. -,. , HOSE it BEEM. j T AlTa AUTMOUIZED BY JOH.V SV . HALL to inNoeotanri DurohaaeLeaf Tobaneefor. on .the Johnotown rosd,r at the otuce of. Bali Id lean be lound at ui. farm ot fcsmuel Uiuloway,- SPEECH OF SPEECH OF HON. WILLIAM E. FINCK ON CONFISCATION: Delivered in the House of Congress on the 28th of January, 1864. Continued. ( rrt,nrtnn.t.,nfi.nt n. ...... , . I he doctrine that the conqueror mar seize, COnflscatO. andDartltion the nrivntn nrnnnr. ty oi the men, womeu and children ot the eiiemv. as Pluimpd hv thn o-nnMonmn f, ( i.... irr or ii . . I j uiiuni lYiiuiin jii. owtuiiHj, isoueuu w niCII 1 the United States has never acted, but has i expressly repudiated, and is a principles which its people will be slow to adopt. But the rule could not be applied, even if it existed, as claimed by the honorable cunt.lp- man, to the war now existing between this .Government and those In -rebellion aeaiustr .if v ,i. ni.in tui. .ki. 1 .. r " 1'""" "m nw kUUIIIII, result in such conquest as that claimed hv tne honorable eentleman Mr. Stevennl. 'Die usurped or de facto irovernmcnt has for avll vi cinaii - I iij I niKVt'llKI. the time being excluded the United States .... xcluded the United States irom tne exercise or their legitimate Juris diction within certain districts of coun. uVurptlon 'and llti no feglltl le o anyVf the territory over which Tt now exZU. r tf rata this J 1 . urls(liction, and holds by the mere naked rirtit 4 ,.dUi if t .....u , '" , and firm rlirhts as. on the comnlete himS 2 - v r? onv,t nf thin iWuPlimnlif Irt omntnl., lan 1 f -ni . . . . . : - diction, will vest anv additional FiirhtfnthiJ Government which It did not possess prior to the rebellion. We merely coinn nimln I . I Into the possession and exercise of the rights and jurisdiction cf which we have been de prived by the unlawful organization oi the 'Confederates: and when we so regain flint jurisdiction we can only exercise it under and by virtue of the Constitution of the United States, and not in the character of conqueror. i . r But I ask gentlemen on the other side how they regard those who are within the Juris diction of the7aco government, and who have aided In the rebellion? Do they con cur in the views of the distinguished gentle man from Pennsylvania Mr. Stevens? jrv mey iu ue renamed as citizens or the United States, and subject to our laws, or as citizens of a belligerent Power? If as citizens subject to our laws, then it is clear, as already stated in this debate, that they tan only be punished and deprived of their property under the provisions of our laws, passed in conformity with the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution provides what shall constitute treason, how it shall be proved, the place where, and how the accused shall be tried. - . Congress has been limited in Its nower to legislate upon the subject of treason, as it has been on many other subjects. The pun ishment which may be inflicted by way of forfeiture has been limited by express pro vision. Now, I contend that the Constitution hav ing defined what shall constitute treason, iongresscannoi Dy legislation mane ltsome thing else, and impose penalties prohibited by the Constitution; because"!! Congress rosy by some new name provide for the punishment of levying war against the United States by imposing new and addi tional penalties ana a different mode of trial from those provided for In the Constitution,- the; limitation upon' ' Congress referred to becomes a mere idle prohibi tion. . i Having thus briefly considered the mics- tlon of the confiscation as to real estate, let us for a few moments examine the right of one oeiiirrerciH to seize ana com scate the personal property belonging to private per sons Of the: other belligerent; and in this connection it will be proper to consider the proclamation of the President in relation to (mancipation, and in relation to the mode by which he proposes to bring this war to ciose.-' ' - In the publication of the proclamation of December 8, 1863, 1 understand the Presi dent has concluded that the period had ar rived when it would be proper to propose some terms of adjustment for our difficul ties wnicn mignt result in the restoration or peace. This proposition is founded upon the theory of the Emancipation Proclama tion, ana requires or that class or persons tt is intended to embrace an -oath, to sup- fiort the Emancipation Proclamations; and t thus becomes legitimate in this connection to examine the power or this Government to emancipate slaves, either as a power un der the Constitution or as a war power. Un der the Constitution of the United States weclearly have no power to interfere with Slavery in the States. This has been re- Seatedly declared and announced by every cpartinent of the Government, by the Ex ecutive, by Congress, and by the Supreme Court. Congress as early as 1790 declared by res olution s .. ........ i That Conaresshave no authorltv to Interfore in the emancipation of slaves or in the treatment of them tn any ot the states, tt remaining witn tne several States alone to orovide rules aud rettulations therein which humanity and true policy may require. , And on the 11th of February, 1861, a similar resolution was adopted by the House of Kcprcsentatlves without one aissentiug vote. 1 On the 4th " day of March,'' 1861, Mr. Lin coln' declared iu his inaugural address: I have no purpose, directly or Indirectly, to Inter fere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I bolieve I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. Arid after the rebellion broke out, when Fort Sumter was attacked, the President, fn the proclamation which he issued for seventy-five thousand men, after reciting that combinations against the execution of the laws too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of Judicial proceedings ex isted, he calls on these men "to suppress said combinations and cause the laws to be exe cuted." He further states: The utmost oare will be observed, consistently with the object aforesaid, to avoid any devastations, any 1 . . : t w .nu Inf. fiifr. r.nn M. i t ! ivnnl. or disturbance of peaceful oitisens in any part of the country. But these declarations' do- not end hero. '! Let me add the plain and complete state ment made by the Secretary of State, Mr. J jeward, In his letter of 22d April, 1861, ; written to Hon. William L, Dayton.our min ister at Paris. This letter, it will be ob- ' nerved, was written afterthe commencement : if hostilities, and after the call haa been i -- - - j . nade for the seventy-five thousand men; and it A a. ...H ,-1 ,...) o- ..a sx Ua . It Seems UIO W ICJIVC 11V UUUUl no W lUO . .i a. l-1 a i Ai- t- i.j. -nninions then entertained by the President of his powers in relation to the Institutions 1 of the States: Moral1 and phvatcal came nave' determined In i flexibly thecharaoter of each one of the Territories over which th dispute has arisen, and both parties. .Her HID SIOUYIWU, lll.lllluuuiUDljr t. .. Kederal lawa required for their- orgamaauon. i ne Territories will remain in all respects the same, whether the revolution shall aucceed or shall fail. The condition of alavery in the several' Elates will remain just the same whether it suooeed or fail. There ia not even a pretext fot the complaint that the disaffected States are to be eonquered by the United States if the revolution fail; for th. rights of tne Slates, and tne oonniiion oi overy uuman oiuS in them, will remain aubjeot to exactly the same lawa anl lorm of administration, wneiner ne rey olution-hall-,ufd -or-whether it ehall fail. -lo I d wii the 'new Confederacy; in' the other, they "oderaov: in' the otber, tney would, aa i but their f iw. rinif Riates: lr oonstitutionsand lawa. euatoms, oaoiu, ardly necessary teadd to this InconiesUb le- and Institutions, It ta hardly neoessary to aan w wis wooniesuuie- statement the further fact that the new President, aa well the eitiiena tbrongh whose euffrage.be baa com n into th Administration, haa alwava rpuV alldesgna whatever and wherever impute! and them of aiaturbirf, the ayitem of alar- dialed to bint J t mW&J&S&& actions in that direction would be prevented by the " JlJSlril!t!!5!?l?L?A?Jen ""ih.thoy wore aadeated i - Qpgnj Britain in Violation ot ine law oi joh, ,itutions,ineithereaewillremainthrain.' nhoulrl now be considered by thts tions. BhOUia now u w "" ery as it is exhistihg under the Constitution and laws. . 1 he case however, would not be fully pre- uu..H.n.i.u.ii.p.UViu. Tli .Till vnf flia an ma vaor ftn nrToa nnoanfl the celebrated Crittenden rcaolutioii. bv , which it was declared I wiucn it v Tbat in tli J entail foelin this nAtionaflinereenv Conffrnsa will fn. feelinir of mnrniutainniirrniArit.inAnl..RnH will rnoiNiCTi uiiiy lis duly w ineoouniry; mat ine war is nut wunvi Z n.,r n4 1 an. ;J in anv sniritof eunun.rft nr auliiueiitinn. nnr f..r ih puit" orovounrowingorinwrieringwitn tnerigiiti "'fhediii.t.tutionsof those Slates, but tode- u " 1 """""" iuc supremncy oi me uonstitu- lien.anii prusorve the Unl lion with all the dignity, U....l - - I eqjl"tyand rights of the several States unimpaired; ought to coase, o niMi a, liivbo uvjwk. are aiuiinou ui I understand now, from the action on the other side of the House, and bv the action of the President of the .United states, that all these public pledges mud solemn dcclara- Jii i1 tlons are repudiated, aim that this war Is to . ,.,.n, A.. ,, V1H and "lor the pnrpose of overthrowing and . . . ... . .T. w th nPlt anU established rT"OT - "Srlr iC. ' . I wish to inquire where the President nnus power to accomplish that which Mr. i Seward, iu the letter already quoted, said would "bf u'Btitutionaiy I will not, I B."P??sei b pretended by the other side of " , u'r Vv1",11 ,.,y, con sutuuonat power to interfere with s averv or. private property or the local institutions ni riiA Mrnraa 1 .des'r?.t(? state It as my deliberate v view iiuwn i?iPinJ0"",at " ?i? Principles declared Hi Lilt, 1 t.HUl 11 L11II1 111 1.1IHL W KH lin IHlllPllTtVI statesman, Mr. Crittenden, had been in good faith adhered to and maintained, the rebel lion would have been subdued before this and the Union restored. How is this power oi emancipation exerciseur un the theory of the President and by that of the learned gentleman from Pennsylvania Mr. Stevens It is one of the legitimate powers of war, which one belligerent may exercise against another. Well, Mr. Speaker. I take issue on that question. I assert it here as a prin ciple, recognized and enforced at least on one memorable occasion -by this country, that private property on land is not subject to seizure and confiscation by an enemy. Sir, I do not defend slavery. I am not Its advocate or friend. I have no interest whatever iu the institution. If it must die as a legitimate result of the organization of the rebellion, let it perish; but I beseech you let not the blow be struck by this Gov ernment iu violation of the organic law and the rights of the States. I am now ar guing a question of power, the exercise of which I believe unwarranted either by the Constitution of the United States or by the law of nations, and which I believe can on ly result in prolonging this unfortunate contest. Well, If this power to emancipate slaves can not bo found to be authorized by the Constitution, as I apprehend no man will contend who Is at all acquainted with the provisions of that instrument, ran it be deduced from the war power as a belliger ent right under the theory of the gentleman from Pennsylvania Mr. Stevens? I insist tbat it can not. I respectfully submit to this House that this Government has already fully discussed this question, and, so far as it could do so, has committed itself to the doctrine " that the emancipation of enemy's slaves is not among tlte acts of legitimate war." I refer to the question growing out erf the treaty of Ghent, and the discussion of this precise question, which was conducted on our part mainly Dy John yuincy Aaaras. In the war ot 1812, which was waged, by us in vindication of "free trade and sailors' rights," one of the means employed by Great Britain to cripple aud weaken the United States was by seizing and emanci pating slaves in the Southern States. Admiral Cochrane issued Proclamations to Induce the desertion of slaves from their masters, and British Generals in the army took possession of large numbers. At least three thousand were carried away, besides which ten times that number who had been enticed from their masters died of disease in British camps, and it became a question of great interest whether an enemy under the law of nations had the right to emanci pate the slaves of a belligerent. The ques tion led to a long and able discussion, and resulted in fixing an obligation on the part of Great Britain to pay for the slaves she had thus seized and emancipated, amount ing to about a million and a quarter of dol lars; and this payment was made on a claim set up by this Government, and I think suc- cessluliy maintained, "mat tne emancipation of enemy's slaves is not among the acts oj legit imate tear. The question had been referred by the re spective Governments to the arbitration of the Emperor of Russia; .and Mr. Adams, as Secretary of State, in the instructions which he prepared for our minister at St. Petersburg, under date of July 6, 1820, as serts broadly the doctrine that slaves be longing to private individuals are private property, and could not be lawfully taken. lie writes:. " ....... With the exception of maritime captures, private property in captured place is by the laws of nations respected! none could lawfully be taken. . The British nation, as well as the U nitcd States, con sider slaves as property; slaves belonging to private individuals as private property. Again, tn writing to Mr. Rush, then at London. onthe7thofJ uly, 1820, Mr. Adams asserts the doctrine in clear and distinct terms.- He says: . The prinoiple is that th mancipation qf enemy' t tlavet U not among the aci of ItgUimatt war, . As relates to the owners, it is a destruction of private property nowhere warranted by the usages of war. This principle mnst, I think, be poouliarly familiar to the Emporor of Russia, and may be pressed upon bis attention in tho case of reference with effect. But in "i letter written by him to Mr. Mlddleton on the same subject, bearing date October 18, 1820, the Secretary of State, Mr. Adams, urges the same doctrine with still greater force and camestnes: '.',' ' , He says: ' " In the statement of th British ground of argument npon the claim in the submission, tboy have broadly asserted the right of emancipating slaves private property as a legitimate right of war. This ta ut terlv incomprehensible on the part of a nation whose subjects had slaves by millions, and who in this very treatv recognised them as private property. t No such right ia acknowledged a a law of war by wntera who admit any limitation. The right of putting to death all prisonors in cold blood and without special cause might as well be protend od to be a law of war, or the rieht to use poisonea weapons, or w .-iiiiwj. i thnkthe Emperor will not recognise the right of ! UH:i:m.a atarfaM mnA am nANiiait. 'hi to use noisonea weapons, or ui asnassnmw. i mariOipai'liJU iufciviiiisi noiiwv, ..va w... aw.u-u .j laiiii nmtoiit tha farfrnrnntai aur&intit it. ed you. will present the arguments against it. Mr. Benton, Bpeaklng of the result of this controversy in his Thirty Years in the Senr ate, declares tuat 4 , . ..,.....-. - The indemnity exacted carried, along with it the condemnation of the practice as a spoliation of pri vate property to be atoned for; and was both a com pensation for the past and a warning for the future. It implied a responsibility whioh no power or art or time could evade, and the prinoiple of which being established, thw. will be no need for arbitrationa. It seems to me that this discussion' With Great Britain, maintained on our part on the principle that slaves were private property, v: . - w;r th tlAtruetinn and that by the usages W war thjaestruction 0j private properly wao uuu w ai i uuwu, f ft r receivlllff.pay for tha t'private not warranted, proueri,y :.w - v : . i TV" - .v.... AiatmAn nv ouriivfrnmsnL iTmA hi, Mr Adami to nave oeen seizea oy v.w... . ..tlnn "a, ft no country IS settling the quebtlon 80 far ftS this Government lscohcernea,ana we should ow v- est0f,ped from' Calling It ill question;' no!Ve ,a1Ja I .tiall firrfrTeturn-thA,'ti': unless, Indeed, .e snau nrsr return tue . thatr;: 7- - ; t But We have repeatedly recognized the j; doctrine that private property Is not, by the '.money which was paid us by fereat Britain, nnrl rnnnllnto tha off Inn nf tliiu , sfta.fi of nnt nnfL aiih Pf.r. tn aolruro amlrnn. lblect f Jiscatlon by an enemv. Chief Justice Mar shall, in the case of the United States vs. Pcrchcman (7 Peters), lays down the rule that private Dronertv. b v the modern nsarres of nations, is not subject to be seized and connscateu Dy an enemy, ana l am surprised to hear the gentleman from Pennsylvania u earnestly controverting this doctrine. To be Concluded to-morrow.l Tj East Gay "i? a.8-w . , CHEAP GOODS AT HEADLEY, RICHARDS & COS, 250 cS3 1232 ' South Iligrh Street. Cloaks, Shawls, Furs, ;. . " U " Rjch Sj,kSj Balmorals, 'Blankets, Flannels, Hoods, &c jan9 NEW HAT, GAP & FUR STORE. -TTTE tflLL OFFER AT GUEATLY , T Keduced pnoes. our stock of LADIES MINK FURS, - FITCH FritS, -r RIVER IVINK, - CON FIRS, SIBERIAN SQUIRREL, Etc. CHILDREN'S WHITE CONY, . COLORED CONY, SIBERIAN SQUIRREL SETS. ' '' LADIES jTur Trlm'tl Blcatlngr Caps. LADIES ' Fur Trim'd Hoods. LADIES Silk, Beaver &, Felt Hats. South Illarh Street, Southea.t earner ol High and Friend Streets, . Coluxxalaiiaaj, O. C. EBERLY & CO. rlec23 r ; ; ' Books & Stationery. ' JOSEPH H. RILEY, COLUMBUS, OHIO, . Publisher, Bookseller & Stationer, Jol rrlntcr, JBInder, . aND Blank Book Manufacturer BLANKS, BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADINGS, CHECKS, NOTES, . BONDS, and CERTIFICATES, In Letter Pre, and Lithography, Foreign & Domestic Stationery By the Case. . FRENCH KND AMERICAN PAPER HANGINGS, BORDERS & DECORATIONS, WINDOW SHV3DI3f3, ... Frames) and Mouldings, . Szot '&o. . '' JOS. II. RILEY.' janCT-d4w P. a. 6KLL8. - . . " 0. OUnitn SELLS & GUTTNEii Wholesale Grocers -'. Commission Merchants. . -: . .f. ' iu . 't - .' DEALERS IN -.- Flour, BaJti5 Fish,' Water lime' and -Plaster I Boutheut ; orner Town and Faarth Bkreeta. " Ooiirtttotiea'Oa . eetis-dtf y . -;' ''"'1 House! & Lot for Sale. : 'it COOXi BRICK, DWELLI ' H 71 OUSE, 1. contniiiinc twelve rooms, and ct-llat, and -other eonvonioniiM, well, cistern,-wood-nouso, coai-uoute, and a good stable.. For partioulari, iaqaiteat o, ... r:..i ... TELEGRAPHIC. REPORTED EXPRESSLY for the STATESMAN For last Night's Dispatches see 3d page Morning and Noon Dispatches. The Rebel Congress. New Yokk, Feb. 11 -In the rebel IToifsc of Representatives, Jan. 30, an important debate occurred on the question of con scription. M. Smith, of North Carolina, stated that the strength of the rebel army was two hundred thousand men. whom the country was unable to feed. ' r Mr. Chambers, of Virginia, said we could feed double that number. If not, the sooner we make terms with Lincoln the better J Evervliodv exDccts next snilno- will tu thn heaviest aud most decisive campaign that will occur, 'i .- .; j , fr.j.r-a- Mr. Gooue. of Virginia, said . his State could not stand another draft. This was the opinion of all the enrolling officers, who recently assembled In Richmond. . Mr. Ilalcomb, of Virginia, said that the weak point of the Federals was their finance and the policy of the South was to protract the war. Our last troops were far below the average. Take away more men and star vation will be the inevitable result. Other speeches weie made, and the bill under discussion paased forty-one yeas against thirty-one. It amends the conscript law so as to exempt farmers and planters on condition of their giving an additional tenth of their supplies lor the use ol the arinv. OTi the following day after the debate, a bill passed to impress all male free negroes between eighteen and fifty to work on forti fications, in the production or prei wrutioii of material of war or In military hospitals, they to be compensated $11 per month; also to employ twenty thousand slaves in a sim ilar manner at the same rate oi compensa tion, owners to receive full pay f r those who die in the service or escape to the ene mv: also allowing the Imprisonment of slaves In any military department where tliev can be obtained in the above manner. to the number of twenty thousand, they to be paid for as above. Free negroes are to be Iu all cases impressed first. New via St. Louis. St. Lot'is, Feb. 10. A dispatch from Fort Smith, Arkansas, says a large meeting of loyal citizens and soldiers was held there last night to welcome Gen. Curtis. r ears are entertaineu lor tue saiety oi tne Indian brigade, which had been moved south from Fort Gibson to North Fork Town, on the Candian river. They were lighting largely superior forces under btar wait atlast-accounts. The correspondent of the Chicago Jour nal says the largest and most formidable fleet yet seen on the Mississippi river is now beinar fitted out bv Admiral Porter. The greatest activity prevails at all naval depots and yards on the Ohloand Mississip pi, workmen being employed day and night to have vessels ready at the appointed time. The fleet probably will rendezvous at Cairo ana Memphis, ine same correspondent thinks Sherman's expedition in Mississippi is to flank Johnston's and Hardee's forces In Alabama and Georgia, rather than to at tack Mobile. . From Tennessee. Cincinnati, Feb. 11. The Gazette's spe clals say that Gen. Curtis arrived at tort Smith, Arkansas, yesterday. The Army of the Frontier will be reorganized for offen sive operations. Persons from Knoxvllle arrived at Nash ville yesterday and report the communica tion with Cumberland Gap cut off. Nearly all East Tennessee is in possession of the rebels. Smallpox prevails to an alarming extent in Knoxville. '--. The Army of the Cumberland Is In splen did condition. The troops draw full rations. Most of the rebel army isat Dalton. John son's headquarters are at Atlanta. Nearly all Tennessee brigades and two-thirds of the Kentucky regiments have becn 6ent South, ostensibly to assist in holding Mobile, but in reality to prevent desertion. Ten nesseans leave the rebel army in large num bers. Gen. John Beatty has resigned. Vet eran regiineuts had commenced returning to the Army of the Cumberland. ., Indignation in Kansas. Leavenworth, Jan. 10. At a mcetingof the Union League last night resolutions were adopted denouncing an election of United States Senator by the present Legis lature as an infamous lrand upon the peo ple, a disgrace to the btate of Kansas, ana expelling all members of the Legeslature belonging to the league who voieu ior a joint resolution to go into an election. A meeting of citizens is called for to-night to tjikn action on this matter, and similar meet ings will be held throughout our State. No candidate was voted for against Corry Thirty-one votes were cast, but all were blank or against the fraud. The minority and a portion of the State ofllcers issued a protest against the election. - : . , ! Mosby at Bull Run. NV.w York. Feb. 11. The Herald's Army of the Potomac dispatch 10th, says: Mosby was on the old Bull Run battle field yester day with three hundred men. The guerril las SKlrmlsnea Wltn our jncKets near ju.i- nassas. Last evening Cant. Seabury. Adj utant General on Gen. owen s stan, leu small column, which crossed . Morton's Ford and made a brilliant charge on tne rebel pickets. Lieut. Shields, of Gen. Hay's staff, was shot through the lungs, but will recover. : ,., .. ... i ,;. Eastern Virginia Legislation. WiMiranms. Feb. 11. The Legislature of Eastern Virginia has adjourned slue die. No Senator Was elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Senator Borden, but it is beiievea me acuuu ui mo uunru tion will make an extra session necessary," In which an election lor two Senators will probably be held. . s "--' .!-. i. The Mexicans Reorganizing their Armies. Washington. Feb. 10. A letter received here to-day from an officer on Gen. Batiks's staff at' Brownsville, Texas, says the Mexi cans are reorganizing their armies for ofl'en sive operations in the spring; i They are confident of their ability to drive the French out of the country next fall, The Chesapeake. TTit tpat.: Feb; 10. In the admiralty court yesterday the judge directed that the Ches apeake and cargo should ,be restored to the owners upon the paymentof legal expenses. The final decree win pe aeuverru on .mummy . Valentine Switrart's Estate. - XTOTICE 18 1TCBCBT CITEBf, THAT th. Sndersipied b! this day heen appointed and qualified by the Probate 1 1 rv.T rn. rt of Franklin oounr tv, " Win o eon tv "Ohio," artminisiraror oi uo .u ti..ii.iuF r ot tne on towrifihio. tn I droeased. Dated this 3d day of icl.ruary,-A. t 3w' a. j.MARiry."