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t. ZJLQIS, Editor WEDNESDAY.1.... ....APRIL 28, 18581 0 BTJBSCEHTIOir. The Ttiii Am ikican is pablislied every Wednesday, irt Steubenville, Jefferson county, Ohio, and edited by Z. Raoait, en the following terms : ":- .' . '- 1 One dollar and fifty cents in advance. Two dollars within six months. -Two dollars aad fifty cents at the close ef lie year. . No paper discontinued .until all arrearages re paid, except at the option of the Editor. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. Oo-esqoare 12 lines erless.1 insertion, . .$1,00 " - a ....-1,25 ? " 3 " " ... 1,50 Every subsequent insertion 3ij One column per year,, ......100,00 Professional and business cards peryear,. .5,00 When there is no contract made and the num ber of insertions is not marked on the cards or advertisements at the time they are handed in .t fH publication-, they will be continued in until they are ordered oat. and charged by the square A Kentucky letter. ; Glasgow, Ky., April 12, 18S8. Lecompton among the People. ' Ens. Democrat : U popular elections can be considered . a test of popularity, then is Buchanan Lecomptonism tbe most unpopular doc -trine that was ever proposed. The returns of the late municipal elections in various sections of the county show clearly . that the people have repudiated the Lecompton Democracy, and every enndi date that was suspected of sympathy with the Lecompton swindle. In Cincinnati, a year ago, the Buchanan democrats were , triumphant ; a few days ago, the Anti Democrats carried the election by i handsome majority. In St. Lou9 Chicago and Cleveland, all democratic cities, the same party has been successful. In the state elections, the fate of the Administration has been no less unproin ising. In New Hampshire foi many years ' the lone star of Democracy in the North, and in Connecticut, the sheet anchor of v Domocracy, hardly a stainof Lecompton - Democracy ia left. Wherever elections have been held since the agitation of the Lecompton Kansas question, the Admin istration party Las suffered a most igno i mim'ous defeat. These, we take it, are but an earnest of the future. Their significance will deepen, till the Adminis tration shall see upon the walls of the Executive Palace the ominous Warning, "Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin," which shall make the knees of the President tremble, and tench him that his reign of corruption is drawing to a c!o3e. ... . , t . mat your reaaers may see now me rejection in the House of the Lecompton Constitution is received in Kentucky, I send you the following extract from the Frankfort Commonwealth. This paper is only one of the many American organs in this State, all of which from the very first, have condemned the attempt of Jbrcing the Lecompton Constitution upon the people of Kansas : :" Glory Etiocon for One Day. Our readers have already been made aware that the Lecompton swindle has been defeated in the House, and the Crittenden substitute adopted in its place. Six sou tbern Americans, among whom were our own , Marshall and Underwood, nobly disregarded the clamors of the slaves of the Executive power and Federal patron age, and stood manfully by the right. All hail to Kentucky's most gallant and patri otic sons 1 Kentucky will bless them and cherish them as men fitted to stand in the place of Clay, the great pacificator. Their chivalious conduct has almost wiped out the foul blot cast' upon the Jionor. and integrity of our fair State by the eight todies of the administration, and by their action the liberties of the people and tbe tights of the Slates have been rescued from the treacherous grasp of those who have been trying to subvert thera.,: . ; , :. The Louisville Journal has been ex tremely bitter in its denunciation of this impious policy, and rejoices in as eloquent terms over its defeat in the House. "Tbe Louisville Democrat, too a sterling Dem ocratic paper, has been bold in denouncing the Lecompton swindle, though many of lis subscribers have deserted it. . .The great majority of our common people are strenuously opposed to the policy of the Administration on this Kan eas question, and as loud in hailing Crittenden as the great pacificator. Some of the American organs have gone so far as to suggest the name of J. J. Crittenden for President in 1860. What may be the issue of this unfortn nate ouestion we cannot tell. But when we see Giddings and Crittenden, Camp bell and Marshall uniting their efforts iogeher, we may hopo that the fa'e of Lecompton Is sealed past redemption, f P. Democrat. D. b. J. . ' , i Extensive Farming Projected. Several men of wealth in New York, have lit in contemplation to establish somewhere in the West a leviathan farm, of from 100,000 Id 200,000 acres. Their object is to do for ' agricultural, by the use of eombiued . wealth and the. power of ' machinery, what Ins been done in, tbe past half century by the railroad and : factory, to supersede the old stage coach nd the spinning wheel. They will or ganize the vaat tract into two rivalled establishmento,' with a millitary organisa tion of labor, gigantic machinery to plow, plant, reap and redder ".harvests; vast '''tarda nf horses: ' sheen and cattle "of the - roost select stociL : "d the cultivation' of ' iVi'it mill mains on a erand scale. Correspondence of the True American nAinrt)KDSVILLS, J Jefferson Co., O. A bright clear April " morn in Ham tnondsville! . It is beautiful and cheering indeed. I write, .in the Wallace Hole! in hearing and eight of the various ope rations of industry going on in this busy, thriving, village. Now the thundering burden Train roar byhere comes th Express, with its load of traveling human ity, and it is hurry and bustle everywhere, All ia now quiet again on the iron high way, nd the merry cackle of the domes tic fowlthe morning songs of the robin chippee, blackbird and dove, fall Ill charming melody on the ear; while th music of the carpenter's saw, timed by the stroke of the blacksmith's hammer all ring out and float away on the balmy air. It is delightful to listen to this melo deous discord this confusion of sweet sounds! These surroundings and asso ciations bring up in lively vision the "scenes of my childhood," and awaken memories of early days, "pleasant and mournful to the soul.' 'This pleasant village is situate on Yellow Creek, three miles from the river, and on the line of the Pittsburg and Cleveland Kailroad. . Its location is an irregular valley environed by lofty hills, which are pregnant with rich ores and minerals. . The popu lation is moral and enterprising most of them members of Church, and few of them adicted to drunkeness. A good school house, a convenient church, but no dram shop, supply the Religious and Educational wants of the people. Two companies are here operating. Wallace McDonald & Co , are in ihe coal trade on a large scale. The "IIammondsvlle Mining Company" with a good capital and efficiently manned, are tn tbe coal trade, and the manufacture of fire brick which are said to be equal to any in the world. The clay makes the best of glass furnaces, and a company from the Ea have bought property .with a view to manufacture glass here. Unusual activity in business and improvement, several new residences being now erected to supply the wants of the increasing popu lation. In this romantic place, how pleasantly could a fort-night be spent in tne hot summer season ! I, for one an ticipated such a rural enjoyment tbe coming season. The Wallace Hotel, is, without any puffing, one of the most pleasant aud accommodating Houses to be found anywhere; with its accommoda tions no visitor tires, and everv traveler is delighted. This is certainly a desira ble place to live j property is cheap, soci ety is good, it is healthy, and plenty of employment can. be had. How much belter, for may persons, who are almpst starving in our cities to seek such a place, but they lack wisdom and energy, and will die in poverty as they live in idle ness, there is a Washingtonian tem perance Society here, which embraces in its membership most of the best citizens of the community. It was addressed on as( night, April 10th, by Eev. D. S. Wei- ing, who finds time slill to make ten per- ance speeches, though almost constantly preaching. By the way, why has not the Trne American an Agent in this corner of the county I Some time again, will note the facts for your readers from this quarter of the globe. RAMBLER. Pass Him Around. Mr. H. Payne, who reported himself be 'a late teacher in the Cleveland to ublic Schools, through a circular, "re spectfully informed the citizens of Salem, that he would commence a singing class in the Town Hall, on Saturday evening ast. He, however, did not sing, and unceremoniously left town without liqui dating his board bill, or paying the prin ter for his circulars, for which the Republican office, claims 92,25. He referred to the following gentleman: Hon. R. P. Spaulding, Kev. Dr. Ulaeton, Rev. Mr. Adams, Messrs. Holbrook and Stanly, all of Cleveland, but whether he intended they should bear testimony ot his good or bad character he did not say. His terms for singing were "payable in advance." We would warn the people, and especiallyDur brethren of the press to be aware of him, as he is not above suspicion. He might be safely spotted as a swindler. Salem Republican. Hon. T. F. Marshall, who it will be remembered had lately given way to intem perate habits,bas again espoused the cause of total abstinence. He delivered a lee tore on the subject in Cincinnati on Fii day evening, or - rather repeated one delivered by him in Washington, while a Member of Congress, some fifteen years igo. Mr. Marshall said : 'Every word of that was written tn the deepest sinceiity. It was felt more heartily. I was confident in. myself. When I look back upon that speech I see in it a boasting, vaunting tone that makes me feel ashamed. In that speech I defied a demon I defied the devil and the devil attacked me I feel, I feell like Luci fer, through pride. I needed the lesson to leach me not to rely wholly on myself. But I have come to myself. In the beau tiful book which we call the Bible, like tbe prodigal son, I have come to myself. I go out now itl an humbler mood, and modestly seek a support outside of myself. I lean upon a strong arm than mioe. It was to a-rengthen myself in this last ef fort, if I fall now I shall fall never to rise." ' " iffr ' arTfie Hon. John J: Crittenden, is named by the Independent RepnbUean of St. C'lairaville, Ohio, as its' candidate for the next Presidency, subject to the deci sion of the National American Convene tion. Mormon Rogues. Brigharn Young says: Can we feed and clothe ourselves Yes, we can, as well as any people on the earth. We have a goodly share of the talent, genius, and ability in the World ; ilia combined in the Elders of this church, and in their families. And if the Gentiles wish to see a few tricks we have ."Mormons" what can perform them. We have the meanest devils on earth ia our midst, and we intend to keep them, for we have use for them, and if the devil does not look sliarp we will cheat him out of them at last, for they wilt reform and go to heaven with us. We have already showed the invading army a few tricks, and I told Captain Van Vleit thit if they persisted in making war upon us I should share in their suppplies. The boys would ride among the enemy's tents, and one of their captains run into Colonel Alexan der's tent, one . night, saying, "Why, Colonel, I'll be d d if the Mormons won't be riding into your tent, if you don't look out." MORMON RESOLUTIONS. Mass meetings have been held in all the various districts aud towns of Utah, expressive of the people's entire confi dence in Brigharn Young, and their approval' of his acts and those of the Territorial Assembly. Their spirit may be gathered from the following extracts : Resolved, That we regard the move ments of the present administration, in sending their armed legions into our midst, as a renewal of the persecution, butch eries and horrid scenes of destruction with which their eyes were gloated when we were in their midst. Resolved, That we highly approve of the constitutional, patriotio and humane course pursued by his Excellency, Gov. Brigharn young, in taking efficient meas ures to intercept the progress of those unwelcome, unasked and corrupting in truders. Resolved, That we fully approve of the resolutions passed in the Legislative Assembly, endorsing, and approving' the acts of the Governor n relation to the invading army ; and we heartily concur in the spirit and sentiments expressed in the memorial adopted in the Legislature Assembly Jan. 0, 1858. Resolved, That no officer appointed by the administration shall exercise any dominion over us while their armies are menacing our Territory. Resolved, That we would be recrean t to every principle of honor, patriotism, virtue, integrity, self-respect and common decency should we tamely submit, like the menial serfs of Russia, to be ruled by tbe bavonet. Resolved, That inasmuch as we have many times been driven from our homes, and our farms and habitations having (alien into the bands of our persecutors, and they permitted to enjoy them in peace, we are determined that henceforth our enemies shall not possess the fruits of our abor; for we willburn and utterly destroy everything we possess ; and that our now comfortable homes shall aeain become a barren waste, as we found it in the year 1847, rather than a hostile enemy sball inhabit our dwellings and glut themselves on the produce of our farms and orchards. Resolved, That we know most assu redly that the course taken by his, Ex- el lency towards the mob on our borders reported to the United States troops, has been merciful, knowing as he did (heir avowed object to bring misery and death pon an innocent and unoffending people; and that we further know that had it not been for the confidence reposed in his wise counsels by the people nf this Ter ritory, and for his restricting influence, the justly outraged feelings of the whole community would have been manilestea in a manner that would havo effectually put a stop to the progress of the invaders in the early pait of their movements to- warn our mountain norae, ana inai mey nve abundant reason to thank Governor Young that they have not been sent from their present hell to a lower one, by the shortest possible route. Snuff Dipping. A correspondent of the Petersburg, Ya., Express says : ''There are perhaps, in our State, one hundred and twenty-five thousand women, leaving out of the account those who have not cut their teeth, and those who have lost them from age. Of this number eighty per cent, may safely be put down as snuff dippers. Every five of these will use a two ounce paper of snuff per day ihat is, to the hundred thousand dippers, a day, two thousand five hundred lbs amounting in one year to the enormous quantity ot nine hundred and twelve thousand pounds. In this number of snuff dippers is included all ages colors, and conditions. This practice is generally prevalent among the poor whites, and is akin to the practice of clay or dirt eating, which only the savages and politicians are known to indulge in. It is prevalent in the pine districts of North Carolina, and in. many portions of South Corolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and eastern Tennessee. It may thus be described : " A female snuff dipper takes. a short stic, and wetting it, dips it into her snuff box and then rubs the gathered dust all about her mouth, into the interstices of her teeth, etc., where she allows it to remain until its strength has been fully absorbed. Others hold the slick thus loaded with snuff, in the cheek, a la quid of tobacco, and suck it with a decided relish, while engaged in their ordinary avocations; while others simply fill the mouth with snuff, and thus imitate to all intents and purposes.the chewing propen sities of tho men. In the absence of snuff, tobasco in the plug or leaf, is inva riably resorted to as a substitute. Oriental betel chewing, and the Japan ese lasmon oi oiacaing tne leein oi a t l . i.i I married ladies, are the height of elegance comnared to snuff dipping. The habit leads lo a speedy decay ot the teeth, and to nervous disorders of every kind Those who indulge in it become hags in appearance at a very early age. Making the most of It. Southey says, in one of his letters : I have told you of. the Spaniard who ajways put on his spectacles when ahout to eat cherries, that they might looK Dig ger and more tempting' In like manner I make the most of mr enjoyment; and though J do not cast my eyes from my troubles, I pack them in as little comrms as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others. ' An Enterprising toung Man. j . 'A young man just liberated from the apprenticeship of a' common clerk con ceives the idea of becoming immensely rich in a few years, arid resolves to open a wholesale dry goods store, or perhaps a large banking j houie. From his late employers he receives flattering letters of recorumendalios, just is quack medicines receive puffs front newspapers ; and from his mercantile acquaintances ha begs tes timonials, just as bad actors beg applause from the galleries of theatres. Armed thus with both jthe sword and shield of the commercial impostor, he obtains cre dit ; borrows mosey ; opens a splendid establishment ; employs a dozen dashing clerks; marries af belle who must be attended by a train of liveried menials ; rents a first clasi house on the most fashionable avenui ; receives on deposit the earnings of laborers and seamstresses; drives a splendid ipan of blooded horses : gives dinners, evening parties and birth day balls ; buys nx tickets at the theater, heads the list whenever a complimentary benefit is tendered to a favorite actress ; occupies a front pew at church i never offers less that! a hundred dollars at a donation party ; spends the summer at Newport or -Saratoga; announces his intention to visit London and Paris the ensuing spring ; borrows, and borrows, and borrows until he can borrow no more and then there is a startling rumor that a failure has occurred, involving in ruin hundreds of industrious and economical people. The telegraph sends the astoun ding intelligence all over the country, editors consult their dictionaries for words to utter their regret and astonishment commercial men tender their sympathy, and express renewed canfiden'ce in the integrity of their ' unfortunate brother, and the cheated poor again commence their weary journey at the bottom of their stebp and rugged path of life. The author of all this wasteful extiavigance, and nil this glittering falsehood, and all th pompous liberality, and all this snobbish admiration, and all this undeserved sym pathy, and all this pitimisly abused confi denvc, absents himself from ' public assemblies till the nine days' tempest has blown over, and then comes forth to seek some new field of operation, and play the same game over again. . The shivering beggar who steals a web of flannel is promptly arrested and punish ed. No sympathising crowd follows him to tbe grim entrance of the solitary and dreaded abode of counterfeiters, thieves and assassins. No sorrowful paragraph reluctantly tells how, in an evil hour, be committed the unfortunate deed. And yet how small does this poor offence seem alongside of the enormous crimes of the wicked and reckless vagabond who steals the value of manyweba of flanm l ; who though be never earned the daily food of a starvling dog, yet often squan dercd in a singln night's licensious riot more than a whole year's wages of an industrious man ; who beggared hundreds of families whose humble dwellings he is not worthy lo enter; and who a bank rupt debtor, yet wasting the substance of others who with the most shameful extra vigHnce, and covered all over with recent stains of treachery, falsehood, fraud and extortion goes off the stage which he has disgraced, not only unpunished, but with the sympathy of most whom he did not rob." Exchange. Gloomy Reflections of a Disunion Organ. Black Republicanism may well shout exuliing paean Connecticut has follow ed hard upon New Hampshire, and gone with a rush against slavery; while, nn kindest cut' Of all, St. Louis, a Southern city of a Southern State, has, at its recent municipal election, reiterated its semi abolition sentiments by the election of the Free Democratic ticket. Truly,' the measure has proved a disastrous blow to the South. Intended, as its advocates proclaimed, to' settle the question of Sla very, and quiet Hgitatioti, it has generated renewed discord, strengthed free soil, and hopelessy divided the only party that claimed an odor of nationality. ft 6 are afraid that these spring elec tion are portents of gloomier tidings heaeafter We apprehend that Pennsyl vania, and Illinois, and Indiana, which by unrivaled tact and unwearied exertion were saved in 1856 from falling into the Free Soil quagmire, will retorn to their wallow, and before the expiration of the present year every non slaveholding Stale in the Union, with the possible exception rf California, will rally under the victorious standard or lilack liepub Ucanism. The South then will be in a certain and absolute minority, and may vainly look to the North for sympathy for succor. When that period arrives, we shall be glad to learn of those who are constantly dinning ' into our ears their devotion to the Union, .what course tbey propose to' pursue f Shall we submit, and trust to the justice or the mercy of the Northern Anti-sIaVery men, fur the pres ervation of our rights T Shall we remain in the Union until an opportunity is presented of testing their repeated assu ranees that no - more slave Slates snail be admitted? Or shall we.make prepa rations for a crisis that seems inevitable, and taking our stand upon principle, put forth our firm resolve lo resist any over act of aggreasion! The time is not dis tant when these questions may he perti nently asked. In' the interim let the Southern Nationalists revolve them at their leisure, for an answer will be shortly required. N. O. Bee. Abrogating the Clayton-Bulwer Trea- The Committe on Foreign affairs, in the House, has decided to amend the ab rpgation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. This convention now stands directly in the way of our making any acquisitions of territory in Central America, and puts the same restriction upon British inter venlion in the affairs of that - part of the continent. . So great have been the dif ferences of construction put upon this treaty in England, and in this countryi that it is no doubt better to annul it and start a new, if it can be done- by muwa consent. Neither Government alone has this power, !o'f course,"' ajid ' England has shown no inclination. io yieia ner ibucwu advantage. She - Mobablf will not. n ' Cin. Gar. V The Magistrate Arrested. The Rev. Charles Maine was a noble man, of portly figure: a fine preacher, and a fearless missionary of Jusus Chiistj a colleague of Rev. Gideon Ousley, labor ing in the south of Ireland, here the missionary generally had to preach in the open airsurrounded by a rabble, pelted with missiles of every kind, and often set on by tbe priests on one hand, and Church of England ministers on the other, who were often encouraged by the magistrates. On one occasion the good man came to a village, chose out a place, gave out a hymn, and sung it. Presently a crowd gathered around him. Close by lived a magistrate, who had determined, the first time Mr. Maine came there, he would arrest him. Hearing that he was preach ing, he came, bringing with him his constable. When he came to the outside of the crowd the constable' wished to know if he should arrest him. He said, "No not yet." After singing, he prayed, and such prayer I so full of the power of God; all felt strangely; many wept. .All was sol emn, as the man of God wiped his stream ing eyes and prepared to oreach. .The constable again asked the magistrate if he should arrest the speaker, who answered, "flot yet. ' The sermon was' on the sufferings of Christ for us. In a little time the mug istrate was arrested himself, greatly suh dued in spirit. "Sir, said he, "I came here to arrest you, but I find you have arrested me. I believe, sir, 'you are a minister of God. Lome home with me, sir, if you please, and remain all night ; I want lo introduce you to my wife and family." Mr. Maine led his horse by ihe bridle ; the magistrate took hint by the arm, (he was a fine looking man, fit lo walk beside any one.) When thoy arrived at his house he introduced Mr. Maine to his . . . m . . wife and a party ot trienas, woo were playing cards. She was greatly mortified and left the room; however, he persuaded her to come bark, and Mr. Maine read and expounded the word of God, prayed, and conversed, and finally was well re ceived by the wholf family. When he left in the morning they were all fast friends of his. When he came round that way he made that house his resting and preaching place. - 1 he whole family were converted, and became very useful ; and the eldest son became a Methodist preacher. Such were the men, and such was the work of the early Methodist preachers. everywhere stamped and sealed by the impress of the Spirit of the Lord. JNo wonder the kingdom was set in a blaze ; no wonder Satan called forth all his hosts of Aar. O that the Lord would baptise all our ministers fully for a renewal of this meat work! It is the only thing that can save our country. Chris. Adv.' and jour. ITEMS OF NEWS. Death in tue Ball Room. To many of our teaders a sketch by Dr., Warren, author of the Diary of a Physician, enti tled 'Death in the Ball Room,' is no doubt painfully familiar. A parallel case oc curred on Wednesday night at a large dancing patty at tbe corner of Eight and Callowhill streets, in a place called Sar- anick Hall. A woman named Mrs. Ad eline Sewell, who resided at 1224 north sixteenth street', while dancing a quadrille fell dead upon the floor. The incident was so sudden and solemn as to cause a deep sensation even among the giddy participants of the scene of dissipation. The party was broken up, and the body attired in its festive drapery, was taken to the station house, from whence it was remove to the late residence of the deceased, She was a sister of police Sergeant Yeagtr, of that ward, and her husband was present at the time of her death. Singularly enough, the occasion was the birth night of Mrs. Sewell, her age being thirty-six. An inquest was held yesterday afternoon, the verdict being 'death from disease of the heart. Phil. N. Amer. ... , Fayette, Pa. On Tuesday evening last M iss Elizabeth Garwood, aged about eighteen yeais, daughter of Benedict Garwood, put an end to her life by taking strychnine. She died in about an, hour After faking the . poisonous substance. Domestic trouble is said to have been the cause of tbe fatal act. She was a young lady highly esteemed by all who knew her. Wash. Tribune. .,, , . Heavy Robbery. A heavy robbery was committed in Centre Wheeling, on Saturday, last. ' Some unknown thief entered the building belonging lo Roemer, and stole therefrom a heavy tool cheat, containing a lull and valuable set of tools belonging to Mr. John Armstrong. Several persons were ergaged in endeav oring to obtain some clue to the perpetra tor of tbe theft, but. without success. All the railroad stations were watched, but the thiet could neither be found or heard of. Wheeling Intel., 20th. ;. ' . ; X3T Senator Johnson, of Tennessee, says in his last speech that he has not got many slaves ; that he lias got a few ; and that he made them by his own in- dustry.--Lou. Jour. , Fashion able CoNo reo ation. Th e newspaper reporters pay a very equivocal compliment to this or 'thai preacher, when tbey tell us he was listened to by a faahionablfc congregation." Fashion ia all right at the theatre or the opera, or other public assemblages of a secular character, but the Idea ought not to have anything to do in the Temple of the Most Hith. Think of Paul preaching to a "fashionable congregation" on Mars' Hill or a greater than Paul delivering a sermon on the Mount to a "numerous and fash- lonable audience.'' True we have fasb ionanle preachers, but it is a question whother their preaching would not be followed with better effects if the fashion were taken' out of it.' Fashion is a heart less thing at best, and hcartlessness in religion is hypocrisy. N.Y.Express B Y Md ONE TIC TELEGRAPH. Congressional. House. April 23. Mr. J. G. Jones, of Pennsylvania, asked unanimous consent of the House to print for the use ot jne Committee on Ways and Means, the In dian Appropriation and the Indian Defi ciency Bills, in order to forward ihe pub lic Dusiness. Mr Geo. Taylor, of N. Y, objected. Mr. Jones said he wished Ibis objection to be noted. ' ' " At one o'clock, on motiqn of Mr. En glish, the Committee rose, when he made a report from tbft Conference Committee on the Kansas Bill. 'It is argued' by English and Stephens on the part of the House, and Green, and Hunter on the part of the Senate. Messrs, Seward and Howard dissented to the report being read; The majority report provides for the admission of Kan sas under the Lecompton Constitution, dependant on the acceptance of the ordi nance submitted. If. rejecied, provision is made for the formation of a new Con stitution'. Mr.' English asked that the report be printed, Rnd its further consideration be postponed until to-moriow. , . Mr. Howard suggested a postponement till Thursday week for reasons stated. . Mr. Hill moved to postpone further consideration till the second Monday of May, which was agreed to by a vote of 108 against 100. Pending a motion to reoousider the vote and to lay that motion on the table, the House adjourned. Senate: Mr. Green' asked leave to make a report from the Committee of Conference on the subject of Kansas. Mr. Stuart raised an objection, which provoked a long discussion on the point that parliamentary law gave to the House possession of the bill and the Senate not having the bill before them, eould not proceed to its consideration. Mr. Stuart asserted bis belief that the bill was in possession of the House, but Mr. Bro derick informed the Senate that within four minutes the bill had been laid on Mr, Green's desk, a member nf the House, namely, Mr. Harris, of Illinois, having informed Mr. lirodenck, that it was sur reptitiously taken out of the House. Mr. Green repudiated the term surrep titiously, but the bill was on his desk having been brought from the Secretary's office. After further discussion; Mr. Stuart moved that the report be not received at present. , The Chair decided that Mr. Green had the floor to present the repoit, which he did with a few preparatory' remarks.- He said the report might not come up to the expectations of everybody; it was founded on mutual concessions. It wps proper that the Senate should not be dic tated to by ihe House, nor, the House by the Senate ; the committe, therefore, met in a spirit of conciliation, and tried many propositions ; whether they have arrived at the best I cannot, say, but it sacrifices no principle ; it harmonizes with what the country demands, and opens prospects of peace and the settlement of pending difficulties. Washington City, April 23. In the House to-day, in presenting the Kansas report, Mr. English said that in view of the state of public business, and the fact that this subject had already been more thoroughly discussed than any proposition ever brought before Congress, he did uot propose to make any extended remarks. Ihe consulttngs of compromise were deeply impressed - in the responsibility resting on them. While adhering to what they believed to be a great principle, they had endeavored, to discbarge their duty in a spirit which would not endanger the passage of a great measure, and haz ard the peace of the country for unimpor tant points of unmeaning words. This report was the . very last the eommittee could agree on, in view of the embarras sing circumstance surrounding their action It was true the report proposed the ad mission of Kansas on 8 certain condition, but in this respect it did not differ from the Senate bill or the House amendment He referred to the Lecompton. ordinance to show that the proposition then was so badly inadmissable by it that Kansas would receive 25,500,000 of acres, worth al the maximum price, of $29,500,000, exclusive of benefits; the 'amendments proposed to grants similar to those made to most of the new States, 20,000,000 acres less than by the Lecompton ordi nance, making a difference to the United Slates of 25,000,000. The report agreed on might not be fair, but if it fail, it is fair to presume that parliamentary expe dients will be exhausted and the question still be open, engendering sectional strife ahd endangering the peace and prosperity of the country. If the report be adopted the question will . depart, it is hoped and believed never, to return. This is the proposition, where much is to be gained and nothing lost, bo far as the results are concernnd, if lost it will be unfortunate for the country and peril the . blessings which flow from the Union. Missouri is indeed moving rapidly toward her destined place, in point of prosperity, in the foremost rank of wes tern free states. The St. Louis DemO' crat of Tuesday announces the election of Mr.McDearmon as Mayor of Boon ville, and Mr. Payne, as Mayor of Kansas city, Missouri both free soil Democrats. A correspondent of the same paper from Jefferson city, the state capital,' also says that were the election in that city now to come olf, the tree soil party, would carry l.. - I ! ...I ! it oy a largely incrcaseu majority proo ably ten to one over all the opposition of otiicial patronage and influence, lie re marns . "It is one of the striking facts connect ed with this election, that those who own four fifths of the slaves here voted for uardenhire (the free soil candidate; and were most active in his election. . The same remarkable. feature was disclosed last year, when the large slaveholding counties of Ray, Lafayelto, Saline, Platte and Uay were seen voting for Rollins, Many tried to explain an ay, the fact then as a misunderstanding, but its-repetition in this Instance demonstrates that, as the slaveholders aro deeply interested in the land, they see they would be the first to profit by an influx of free labor, and hence consult the economic question in advooa ting it: LAWS OF OHIO. published by authority.. No. 54. AN ACT To amend sections twenty-five twenty. eigntanu sixty oi an act entiueu An act for the assessment ant) taxation of all property in, this Stale ; and for lev ying taxes thereon, according lo iti true value in money," passed' April 13th, " 1852. 1 t Section 1. Beit enacted by the Gene ral Assembly of the State of Ohio.,' That section twenty-five of an act entitled art act for the assessment and taxation of all property in this state, and for levying laxei thereon according to its true value in money, be amended so as to read as fol lows: Sec. 25. The assessment of all personal property, moneys and credits, investments in bonds, stock, joint stock companies or otherwise, and tbe valuation of all lands and lots, and new structures which have hot previously, bten valued and placed on the duplicate, shall be ma'de between the second Monday of April arid the third Monday of May annually, and the assessor of each township, shall on or . before tho first Monday of May annually leave with each person resident in his township, of full age, and not a married woman or insane person, or at the office, usual place of residence or business of such persons, a written or printed notice, requiring such person to make out for such assessor, a statement of (he property whfch by this act, he is required to list, accompanied with pr.nted forms in blank of the statement required of suoh persons; and the assessor shall, at the time he delivers 'such notice , and blank forms, receive from such persons the statement of his or her personal property, moneys, credits, investments in bonds, stocks.joint stock companies or otherwise, verified by his oath, unless bucIi person shall require further time to make out such statement, in which caae he shall call for such state ment, before the third Monday of May. Sec. 2. That section twenty-eight be amended so as to read as follows : Sec. 28. Each, township assessor shall, on or before the third Monday of May, annually make out and deliver to the anditor of his county, iii tabular form and alphabetical order, a list, or lists of the names of the several persons, companies or corpoiationa in whose name any personal property, moneys, credits. Investments in bonds, stocks, or joint stock companies or other wise, shall have been listed in' his town ship, and he shall enter separately ia ap. propriate columns, opposite each name, the aggregate value of the several species of personal property . enumerated in the seventh section of this act, as attested by the person required to list the same, or as determined by the assessor, making separate lists of persons residing out of an incorporated town, and of persons who are residents of nn incorporated town ; the columns shall be accurately added up, and in every case where any person whose duty it is to list any personal pro perty, moneys, credits, investments in bonds, stocks, joint stock companies, or otherwise, for taxation, shall have refuspd to list the same when called on for that purpose by the assessor, or to take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, in regard . to the truth of his sUtements of personal property, moneys, credits, investments in bonds, stocks, joiot stock companies or otherwise, or any part thereof, when re quired by the assessor, the assessor shall enter opposite the name of such petsou in an appropriate column,ibe words,"refu sed to list," or "refused to swear;" aud in every case where any person required to list properly for taxation shall have. been absent or nnable from sickness to list the same, the assessor shall, enter op posite the name of such person, ' in an appropriate column, the word " absent," or "sick." Sec. 3. That section sixty be amended so as to read as follows : Sec. 00. There shall be an annual county, board for the equalization of the ' real and personal property, and moneys and credits in each county, exclusive of the city of Cincinnati, to be composed of the, county commis sioners, and county auditor, who shall meet for that' purpose at the auditor's office in each county on the fint , Wednes day after the third Monday of May annu ity, baid board snail have tho power to hear complaints, and to equalize the valuation of all real and personal property, moneys and credits, within the county. and shall be governed by the rules pre scribed in the fifty third section of this act, for the government of county boards for the equalization of real .property; Provided, that said board shall not reduce the value of the real property of the countv below the aggregate value thereof, as fixed by the state, board of equalization, nor below its aggregate value on the duplicate of the pieceding year to which shall be added the value of all new entries and new structures, over the value of those destroyed, as returned-'by' the soveral township assessors for the current year. Sec. 4. That sections twenty five. twenty eight and sixty of said act be, and the same are hereby 'repealed. , : , ' ' "" Sec. 5. Ibis act shall , take effect and be in force from ahd after its passage. '.; , , WILLIAM B. WUUD3, - Speaker of the House of Representatives; , MARTIN W1SLKJSK. V President of the Senate.' April 8, 1858. : . - ; ';' '''.;' ' Auditor' Owice,' Jeff. Co ) ' April 28, 1858. J fXr I hereby certify that Ihe foregoing acts are correctly copied from the copies certified to me by the Secretary of State. J. 8. LOWE, Auditor of Jeff co. How the Kewi wai Received In -. ' ' . Kansas; .' , ':; 1 The Wyandott. correspondent of. the Philadelphia, Press thus describes the receipt of the first rejection of, Lecomp ton by the House, as 'it, was delivered there by a steamer on the 5th of April ; "Lbgompton is rejected!" waseurig but frorri thp hurricane deck. , i:The word was caughl up by the tongues ' of the disenthralled, and three limes three made the welkin ring. Three cheers were given for Douglas, ihri?e for Forney' and three times three for the triumph of popu ular sovereignty ind its noble advocates everywhere.'' '" ; : '''" ' ; V ' ". I'cannot describe to you the scene that ensued.' "Joy beamed from the eyes of ' J nf his -neighbor;.' and with a heartiness - Frarety felt in this selfish world, congrat ulated each other on the glorious news." y -. c w