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THURSDAY,: : FEB. 9,1650. TRAVELERS' DIRECTORY. IM foUp-ing shows lie time of departures and ariirals as the 0,2, VC. SIL atfcUen burg Bad Cleveland: Rvimuiu Xum.imXhn itimn mgfjgnia leaves Miaersfcorgitl P. and arrives at Cleve land t,Il&,- .. The Exprtu leaves Millereborp at 6.45 A. M., uucores ax uigvp tan n UWt Undfit 9.43 A.'M, viu.juiu quits jxcommoatMO leaves vieTe- , and arrives at Millersborg Expra teaTear Cleveland at 8.35 P. M sad arrives atiUllersbarg at 12.45. y, ,; . -, ... ., meets at On-rilfe with tW East and West, trains E.0 loe -JxvrifA- train running Aortn ma. ODlbaP. Ft. W.aniC: .. -'s 0! x.-:,:.t p Ft. . Sc. C KsV t30 kS. Uil - ueenger Train 7-SJ A. M. i.C nl 7.41 P. M. U.S.M. UdI Piasenccr ' . -! . 10.19 A. M. ,C6urt of. CJointnoii Pleas comment ces its next session in Millersburg on Toes day next,lhe 14tb fast "-9 Jn; k- X3TOur thanks are ;dae - Hon. Bbbj. Ea'sojt, for favors.''' Ori ftie whole1 we rath er approve of our Senator's votes Jhu$ far. - -''"' S3TT)o not 'omit to read' the: exposures of official corruption, which the Senate In vestigating Committee are bringing" to the surface," ' When rogues' fall out, "honest men get their dues." " " ' " X3"Prentico says he has pot jet read a . . solitary ruessagepf a Southern Derao- cralio . Governor io which there wasn't an oder of treason as strong as the stench of asaioeetida. jt3TThe 'friends .of Gen.: PiKEci'are . flocking to .Washington in great numbers pipe-laying for the Charleston nomiua- tion. " e 'v' -. ; i-..'; I:":?, tr.n tk"I . 3T1l Washington correspondent of the N. N. Times, says that .Yallaudingham of Ohio, will never be 'undervalued so long as he is his own' appraiser. There are a good many men like Vvllandjgham in this BespeoL l-r. :yS,'BV-- i- : X"The Charleston EyeningjjNews says a portion of the Democracy of that State will not attend the Charleston Convention, but all will unite to defeat "Douglas, and secure protection to slavery everywhere. ' ." v r ' : t , ' ;. . -, ; " ': . J"President Buchanan has vetoed the bill passed by the last Congress appropri ating $55,000 to the improvemerit of St. Clair Flats. ' Had the appropriation gone to Ihe improvement of some river in the Southern States he would hare signed it. -JThe consumption of Champaign in the United Stales is estimated at 1,000, 000 baskets. Four out of every five bot tles drank here is made here, and most of it is ,a mix lure made of Jersey cider put into a required degree of efl'ervescence. .""4" Another Democratic candidate for the 'Presidency js coming up--Judge Campbell, on the Supreme Court. .The Washington correspondent of the Missouri Republican says the Charleston delegates from the North west will go for Campbell, if compelled to anbandon Douglas. lThe Doncrlas politicians from Ohio who are in Washington are claiming that, if Douglas is nominated at Charleston, they will carry the State for him by twen: ty thousand majority. The force of impu dence could no further go. r SrThe Southern Democrats, hv vo ting for Col McClernand, of . Illinois, tooi pains to state that they did not thereby endorse Douglasisni, or' express any syra pathy with it. "If McClernand is anything he is a Douglas, man -In himself, he is a nobody. The Southerners therefore in voting for him and repudiating Douglas, were, in effect, voting for a cypher. 1 " , f SrThe death of. Senator . Broderick has not yet been announced ju the Senate of the United States.'" Gwin, bis colleague and .deadly enemy,' will not make the an nouncement. The Republicans will not do it, because they , wish Senator Douglas to perform the task, and Donglas is afraid to touch the subject. So Broderick's seat is filled by the appointment of the Govern or of Calif brniv&od. the .Senate has no of ficial knowledge, : commnaicated, ja.thejus lomary form, of bis decease;-: .id , The House Commtttbks. M"rr Sher inan will be Chairman of Ways and Means, the most important position in the Jiouso. Farther than this is not known. ; - Washing ton reports however are1! 'Ihat' MryGrow wll probably be Chairman "oh Territories IL Winter Davis .or Mr. .CorwJn . on For eign, Relations; Mr. Slovens on Judiciary j Mr.' Adams on Manufactures ; Mr. Colfax on Post Office: Mr.' Wasbborne,';of IH. on Commerce; and Mr. ililiiary Aflairs,,. r. . Cortis!'of Iowa, on XTno Cleveland Plaindealer is glad .' a' Speaker is elected,; bnf is ' "sorry it ' was iot McClernand or soma good an3 relia ble Democrat. ' j But for Lecompion, it says, th6 proudest act of Mr.- Bucbanaa's- life" "we should have1 haT berriocratid:- votes ecobgb to elect who wo pleased.1 As it is, .tad the Southern Democrats been as 4rue to the North as the Northern Democrat are to the Soiitbr McClernand xould have (becn elected.'".-. ; " t.J , - : ";.? i f . F 'iThe next Ohio Stata.Fair Las boen , t i ' f..i' fixed to be held at Dayton. j Penington Elected Speaker. Jbe struggle at Washington is ended the Democratie'factionists and disnnionists, North and South are defeated. Anarchy in the House has given place to Bepubijcan rule; and L the fire-esters stfll stay tn the N. ,Ss'. Uapitol ana poctet tneir eigut dollars a day. Tha fierce heat of the disunionists wTH now-evaporate till they cool down -16 a itatftpf-wbolespme moral temperalnre. Thconntrjwfll rejoice that the "impjfnd- mg ensib u at last so napjniy x.v rt On the final ballot on Wed"nesla$ Eel eD Pennington of. New! Jersey,' received .117, and John -Ai McClernand, ef Illinois, -85, the rest iscattering. . The Speaker defect pas conducted to. the, Chair bj ilessrs. Sherman and Bocock. :-IIep iriadQ a short, pertinent an patriotic address,; took tho 1 ..it.. L" , I .l-rV - . r- . va.a or cmce, ana me laorrse aarournea. J. De proiracteo struggle uas been worta all it has cost the" country r for , it has result ed ia. the triumph of Right over Wrong, of Union qver Disunion i ..The Republiccans of the House -merit the earnest plaudit of Wxix Dose! . For eight weeks ihey stood shoulder to shoul der acing the enemy, and deliyerirVa telT- irig' fire of voles .No. assault; troke lheir ranks.vThe standard borne by the intrep id Sherman never trailed. - Democrat and Know Nothing, Factionist and 1 Disunion- iit, alike recoil fromi Jscccessiye charges. And when .Sherman gracefully placed the emblasoned. banner in the hands of the equally intrepid ' Pennington, the Repnlli-1 can phalanx' presented the same nobroken front,' and the dispirited,".' demoralized co hort of anarchy, soon - went' down before the men of noble purpose and iron' will. . - -With the change of leader there -was no change of front. The Republicans assum ed no new ground. ' They did not 'go out side of their organization, t, .Mr-(Penning-; ton,' fortnerlyj.; Henry Clay tWhig, a true and tried Republican An active sup. porter of Trertiont and Dayton in 1856,110 voiea iot Air, incrman on etery ballot, and was willing to adhere to him to the last. Mr. Pennington is no common man. ; He has already', 'made' his markin' Congress," and stands high in the confidence an J re gard 6f Abe people ef .New Jersey, having served them on different occasions - in' the capacity of Speaker of the' "Senate, 'Gevr ernor, and Chancellor of the State. He is regarded las .one of the ablest -lawyers in New Jersey, and on the opening of the present session took rank at: ouce as a lead; er of ,tho. Opposition.: to the "pro-slavery Auiuiuuiraiiou. iiie election ot sucn a man to the Speakership of the new Con gress is a victory- indeed. " It opens the way to a just add proper arrangement of the House Committees, ensures a thor ough examination and exposure of Admin istration corruptioris,aids in wise legislation, and unerringly points lo a crowning tri umph of Republican principles in the Na tional contest next November. Cleveland Leader. Election in the House. - The House of Representatives did a good work by electing Col. John W. Forney, Clerk, and Mr. H. A. Hoffman, Sergeant- at-Arms. .. CoL, Forney enjoys the especial hatred of Mr. Buchanan and the fire-eaters, and bis election is a most decided triumph over both." He Xvas serenaded in the even: ing, and in a speech said the Repnblcan party had been basely slandered in being held responsible by their political opponenls for the Harper's Ferry raid, and that he had witnessed with pain the conduct 'of Northern Democrats, in concert with those of the South, in furthering the Views of the Administration - for the prepetuatio h of Slavery. . Col. F. brings experience and great ability to the office.' ; i. The election of Mr; Hoffman,- of Mary- iana,over aar;- urrossorenner,- wu has: so nuv., wit UIU39UII.UUCIj T 11' J I freely spent bis' money to secure his' r tion, is bIs'o a gieat victory. ' Mr. H re;elec- gieat victory. Mr. Hoffman was theonly man in the Housej South Ma son & Dixon's' line,' who voted 'to expel Brooks, m tbe 34tn tJongress, for his ruffi anly assault .upon Senator Sumner. -His election too maddened.., the' Disumouists, for the Republican's had given the lie to all charges of sectionalism -made by the fire- eaters, by electing a Southern man lo one of the best officers in their gift. The majority did unstop here in the good work, but Voted down ; a resolution granting extra compensation to Allen, the Clerk who disgraced himself .by subservi ency 'to the .fire-eaters while presiding over the House. Leader. -.I- - - Election of United State Senator. Ji tt j.j.ari .-i.tor.'.:.;;) c: rr.. :'d The General Assembly met in joint con yentWyesterday at half-past three P?M,, and elected Hon Salman P.'!Chase Uni ted States Senator for the term common- cingMarch'4th, 1861, to succeed 'Georw O ' wwitivi I rPugn.':1 .The ability .Wid'se'rxices of Mr., Chase are too well known io ihe Slate and natjon, to make any comment on them necessary on the. ;occasion of this renewed and highest evidence of lhe; confidence' of the generous people of "Ohio. Slate Jour nal, Feb.Z. .. ..; ,r Hukrah During the long contest for Speaker, tbe two. wings ef the Democracy in Congress "were kept from abasing each other a great ? deal,' by'the excitement of mat controversy, jjui ,uiai neing over,.tney bare gone at each Other with a will, not on ly in Congress but out of it. A Washing- ton correspondeot'oT the Cleveland, Plain, ieaiejr fays;, -''Had Southern men acted up their profassiopV of a desira 'lo elect a conservative man, McCleiaand might have ,, . . at. .i been placed in the Speaker s cha.r, as the wt'ole 'AiUrecomptoo; vote would 'law been cast for bim if it could have insured his election. Southern DemocratsVill be responsible for the election f Pennington, and therefore every "man of them who re- tusea to vote for AlcUlernand placed him self on record as preferring a Black Bepub- ucan to a jNoRheYn Democrat: The Plaindealer says: "It is said too that Senator Green, from Missouri, and other Souihern Senators went on the floor of the House and labored to induce South ern members not. iojrete. far McClernand, 1 because fee. was Douelas Democrat., Let rtne Democracy -of-lhe treat Jiorth-west notSaJacrrfe-'iaippdrtiDna under tho n.ef census will regulate such in dignities tOttlis portion of the Union. The day of settlement ia at hand and we shall see whether .there: is-a West." j , J&T uur ineua ot ine vesuocion M.ge is more hopeful of the future of Senator Rsa- dy's- political fame," than- wo confess to be. His lrumebse talents for "Xiesfslaling will hardly ever be called into requisition again, much to his own and the Editor of the Age's astoT)Khrrient.":'' His self-sacrificinrr patriot ism ' is-" of that ', quality cthal 'decreases in value with the increase of political dema' gbguesL.: Aga'inst hhii' personally weiaVe not a word of complaint to make. ' He is well enough in his way, but he bughtlo bare kept out cf the way of the Senatorship. His constituents will - see that be -does so hereafter.."' '; ; ' I i J.-. Thev have more 'of the same kind of politicians in the Ohio Legislature from Senator Ready's county. - Men with talents bf the jack-o-lantern quality, which arise from their swampy beds, shine only for -an instant, and , then are lost forever in the blackest of darkness, j What a concentra ted Donkey a man must be who will, bawl himself Loarso for "retrenchment" aud still rote tigainst every measure looking, in that direction if it effect bis own pocket. AT majority in the present Legislature of Ohio fire .Republicans.' : If ihey disappoint the expectqiions of the people by .their Le gislating, the pany to which they belong will be hekl responsible for their acts, and we know of no law that compels ns because belonging to that party, to keep silent when we. see. them, as we conceive, departing from the duties for which they were elected. Some very silly" measures were initialed at the begining of the session, which we hope and believe, will be suffered' to. "sleep the sleep of death. . i . -. ; ..... . Virginia Hung in Black! Tho Richrhon j Enquirer put on the ha biliments 'of mourning over the election of Speaker Pennington. The inside pages of that delectable orjjan of Democracy and Disunion nre full of black lines as the hearts of the editors are of black treason. Tbe Enquirer's leading editorial of Feb. 2, deplores the election of Mr. Pennington as "tho latest national Calamity," and wails itg woj nftcr the following fashion "The election' of Pennitinton. aW iL defeat of Smith, is even---more alarming than would have been the success of Sher man. " The defeat of Smith too plainly indicates that no patriotic purpose, no Un ion ends auimates the enemies of Slavery in the House of Representatives. This defeat confirms every charge of bitter ani imosity towards the South of deadly hostility to slavery as determined, pur pose of continued aggression upon the Con-stitution-of settled and forgone resolu tion to distort the Union to the unholy end of overthrowing slavery. Had such not been the end aims--' and obteets of Black Republicanism, the election of Smith would have been allowed to stand.. But no! aatrression ' and 'overthrow could not have been advanced by the Speakership of an CMd-line Whig, and hence the rcry men that perpetrated the fraud upon the people of Ins election, immediately defeated him, and have' now elected one of their own number. . Thev have atjast rallied under a ' leader. What next! , I lie . Southern Slates - must rally to the Constitution, or the Union will inevitable be dissolved. The Enquirer goes on to urge- the in stant necessity of, the Union of Virginia with other Southern Stales in the propo sed' Southern Confence," - ' al to - From the Columbus Journal. Diabolical Outrage. j:- About eleven o'clocWesturday forenoon two men entered the house, northwest cor ner of Front -and "Chapel streets, occupied by a respectable German woman named Ohnhold, who earns an honest living by taking in washing, and made iudecent over tures to her. ., The womair who - was. en gaged at the wash tub with her two inno cent babes playing about her on the floor, indignantly ordered the scoundrels out of the house, when one of them clapped his baud over her mouth, threw her upon the floor, and held her while the other damna ble villain accomplished his hellish designs. and he, in turn, restrained the poor strug gling victim wbjlothe first human' devil outraged her "person alsol ' They then left the house and tied. . r, -.-- ,' " Mrs. Ohnhold is a younj, good-lookinr German woman, and, from inquiries, we are satisned is of the utmost respectability'. Her,' husband ' is in tbe . Penitentiary .-. : She went to the Penitentiary itnmediVtely after the outratreand informed the War- i ,l Tk t"P SUrPS' - , r Ilia mAn T r Ka 1 onAh V i n n-ur a onnt'iol just released that morning; and' hurrying up town, met Capt. Wakeman, and gave him the particulars.' ' Ho procured the as sistance "of Joe Hollenbnck,"arid in'a short time ltinger and anolhor recently discharg ed .cotivict named Edwin Howard, were ar rested, and on being confronted by'the wo man were immediately recognized as the guiliy wretches. ' They -will he exiimined to-day. .Ihere are oountnes where Lvnch law strings hp such detestable villains. Ten years in the Oljip Penitentiary is no punishuieht'.fortheir crime, but the law n.iust take its course.' Citizens, ;who have wives" and ffauglrters' Unprotected at home, thiukbfitr - nr'-':-;i ;--v..: of the the in any all The of on Mr. his last soon the took said Mrs. of men, It forb'ds the, tilling:' of .wild Tnr to keyV'Patridge, Quail,:' pheasant, Prairie Tln'J'i Runn-r llTtn niiU n..,. T - Boon . .llenl!on , .. t m .; u.u. ana we jo.m oi oepiernner., .ine pennuy fof vJ6fttin' lbi9 Llw is . flne of fruiu $i to $16 fof each-offenoe, Lovers; or such sport will do well to bear this in mind, 1 out, some the A Sensible Southern Press. . The Gallatin (Tennessee) Courier, after commenting vpon we utstory or ooutn Corolina nullification, and'npoa the dis union convention that assembled at Nash ville in 1850, says:; . Ki ti Another call has been made tor asother southern Convention. v . , We hold that these' movements from be ginning to end are not to be countenanced by" the genuine lover"of his country. " " By breaking tip the "gifvernroent, they destroy the best interests of the South, since the Union is estentiarto iter permanent pros hnryr ThW are hr direct violalioa of the constitution wnicn are- tne palladium of nr-hberes;:i.ne ccustitutioirdeclarea m the tenth section of the first article, that ''no Slate 6halt enter into any treaty, alii anceorr xonfederationLz Thisilanguage Certainly proiuiats ine separate StateSs from entering into any confederation. But the Constitution speaks yet mora -explicitly on this subject. The succeeding clause asserts bat "No state shall,, without thi 'consent yj congress, euier iuu tjany -agreement of Compact, with another. SiaU or with aor eign power ".-Ho more forcible terms could be used agaipst alt Southern Conventions to deliberate for a disolntion of the Union and for the establishment of a southern Confederacy., , ihey are- unconstitutional; tbey are mpalnotic; they are treasonable. ; The idea of a Southern Confederacy is a "mere matter of moonshine. The honest massesare opposed to iL Party, leaders who are ambitious of power, but are una ble to attain t in the General Government, are the projectors, ana are to be the" con- summators of the movement. Southern conventions" designed for the South alone as againt the North, are calculated mak and surely will make' enemies ' of those who are now our earnest' friends beyond iuabou o& xjijlvu a line. - But who are these southern convention- ists? Who are these men whose highest aim seems Id be to produce an irreconcila ble hostility between the North and the South., Ihey. are democrats -tinctured with the extreme views bf the South Caro lina school of polotics the reputed guar dians of soulher""ri;hts but in truth the guardians only ,of their self-aggrandise ment. They speak not from lovaltv to the bourn per se, but from an insatiable ambition afjer the reins of power. We are opposed 'to all such.' We are for the Union, come what may..' Wo have faith in that obvious decree of . Heaven that glorious' ' mandate of nature which seems to hav designed the' JNorth and the South as two; parts in a great "whole! the American Confederacy. Neithei"' fanatics north, nor fire-eater South '-can drive ns from this position. - &- '-'!"-'; J -'t. From Charlestown. CHARLESTOWN, Va., Feb. 2d. Tbe Court opened at ten o'clock this morning, Judge John Kenney presiding. Mr. Stevens wa3 brought in by the jailor and his guard, in seeming perfect health Mr. Sennott suggested to tbe Common wealth the propriety of announcing wheth er it would elect to try one.-or all the counts or whether they relied upon' one or all for conviction. He also read, a letter from President Buchanan in regard to en quiries in regard to the trial. . He thougn the Commonwealth had acted in good faith to tbe prisoners in removing the case the x ederal Court, and thou receding from thai determination, and thought the indictment should be quashed. He ap pealed 16 the mercy of the court, for it cer tainly would he an act of mercy to send tlie prisoner to Stanton for trial. Mr. Harding,' for the Commonwealth had not made a proposition for removal, and had strongly protested against that throughout tbe trial. He was at present willing to turn them all over to the feder authorities, but after tbe State decided try them he opposed to any change of trial. He did not consider that , Gov, Wise' had the authority to make the Change. - . . ;,, .- ; . ,: Mr. Hunter denounced as utterly untrue tho assertion of Mr. Sennott that Stevens was forced to plead at the late term of the Court (-T . - -.r- . Mr. Sennott disclaimed' any intention to reflect on any one and spoke eloquently of the State of V a., hoping his tongue might wither before he would speak of her in any but terms f praise, When the offer was made to ' send Stevens to Stanton, he thought 'he had better accept it was matter of life and death he might share fate of Brown. . " , ' ' . ' '" ' Judge Kinney after stating the motion said there was nothing to show that Va, made a legal surrender of the prisoner. would pay no attention to political in fluences and the prisoner would have as fair a trial as a southern man could have. He could -, only look at it as an appeal the counsel for the defense to transfer case, and would have to reject the ap peal. . . , ; Air. Harding moved a nolle prosequi on old indictments as the prisoners would have lo be tried on the indictment brought yesterday. , ."; ' . ' ' "." Mr." ..Sennott requested, the Common wealth to select one count in tho indict ment, in order to render the case less com plicated and in justice to the prisoner.; Mr. Hunter replied, quoting a nvimber of authorities to; show , the locality ...of. the course taken, and declining to recede from count on tbe indictment, deeming them necessary.v ,- j ., ':-.-;-, the uel Remarkable Cask' of Poisonino. Rochester Union gives the particulars a strange crime committed in Ogden, the family of Mr. Feltingill: It seems Jr. bad procured a cough mixture for cold and taken it several times.- .' The dose was very bitter to the taste and he had spasms; a physician promptly summoned, discovered strychnine and ad ministered effectual remedies, and some of mixture wis. sent to Rochester for anal ysis.; Mrs".' . Marshall, a : daughter of Mr. Petlingall, took care of her father, and be coming exhausted by a-night's ; watching, a cup of tea prepared by an Irish do mestic. : It was very bitter, but the girl shq bad made i. strong, so as to revive Mo . Sodft Mrs. M. showed symptoms Strychnine, and had spasms for the whole day, A Mrs. Lewis came to the re lief of Mrs, Marshall and nursed her, until, becoming exhausted, she toot a little bran dy, and sbon. she, too, was thrown into convulsions. After the brandy was poured Mrs. L. went out of the room to get sugar, and while gone it is supposed strychnine was put ip. " ikZ''- ! Tbe girl has beep arrested, but remains silent. The family are fast recovering' - was ot of he the Mr. tbe the ed fact that the .'.The female operatives at Lyons are cir culating petitions for a.t,ax oh old bache lors as unproductive roombers of .society. fwn Congressional. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. , Sssatk. Sundary communications were received from the Executive Departments ' : Mr! Brown's resolutions were laken op. - ; Mr. Fitch discussed the Territorial ques tion.. Ha said that the new doctrines of popular Sovereignty a debarture from the views of the founders of the government. He defended .the course of tha Democratic Senators in displacing Mr. Donglas from tbe Chairmanship of the Committee on Territtories. His views as to the power pf the people of the Ten-itorieadecIaredTrom Freeport to New Orleans fre'a.arTaBee with the opiuions of the great majority of hwparty.ne"defeBded " tfia"N6rhcra Democracy from the charge of unsoundness preferred by Mr. Iverson, and .denounced the Republicans as foes to the Constitution. TT .1 1. 1 . 1. -. . ., ,L , L -4. .u n .v i . j .-,i. port the Constitution they fnust do so wiih4 a reservation. He said northern Democrats sacrificed themselves in defence- i ef south ern institutions. : He refered, to Dickinson, Cass, Jones and others who , were .driven Out because, they , defended .ilber South against the prejudices of their own people. The Republicans now endeavored to-: raise a storm which would sweep tbe JN orthern Democrats out of existence. He then re ferred to Brown's resolntions every citi ren's right to carry property into the-Ter ritories. -He conceded and. .-.was ppposed to the nomination of Mr. Douglas at Char leston on aceount of the. injastice and Ut constitutionality of his temtoriol doctrine. If the South should.: nominate: him. the North woald regard it as an admission that his views were acceptable to it, thus forfeit ing the respect or enemies and the sympa thy of friends. The doctrine .of squatter sovereignty makes every .territory non- slaveholding : whether situated North or South. :- i - : :; ; 1 : i . . ..: This would cause Congress to degener ate into mere Territorial Legislature. He held that slavery was protected in the Ter ritories by the common law. - The Ternto ries could not exercise power belonging ; to a btate. ine man who would not conform his action to the Constitution .had . in his hands, the raw: material of John Brown, and could only find affiliation on the other side of the Chamber, he had 'yet to learn that the Democratic parly belonged to one man, from whom it had received its inter pretation of what this or that law meant. He did not believe tbe party was yet pre pared to go on its bended knees to this man, and ask him on what terms he will accept the nomination. - : .- .- When he put on his hat.be did not cov er the entire brains of the. party,-nor iu heart when he buttoned op bis waistcon. Mr. Fitch then examined the Dred Scott decision, contending it sustained: the -views he had advanced., t -xi tJ nu'i ,.o t-u ait -He also claimed that Ihefc were su port ed by the Cincinnati Platform. He thought these were points however on .which-. Dem ocrats differ without feeling that they were Judicial and not Legislative. quesfions. Mr. Douglas said it was necessary at this time to go into any controversy with the gentleman from Indiana..' He might. have, used: these arguments with' more propriety in his own State before, tbe meeting of the State Democratic Conven tion. - . v.- ; ruM Mr. Fitch replied that tbe action of that Convention might add 'to the Senator's vote at Charleston,: but according to. the rules governing former . Conventions it did not give him votes enough "to-Becure his" nomination. Did he then expect to trans fer or sell them to somebody. else? fur. Douglas said tbe action of tbe re cent Convention showed that the Demo-. cralsof Indiana could not be bought. ' Mr. Brown wished to press a vote on the resolution, but yielded to a motion to post pone, and after an- Executive Session the Senate adjourned. - .'' - .: .- ; - Ihe President sent a message to. the Senate to-day in: which: he says be deems a suthcient reason for having retained the bill appropriating $55,000 for dressing the channel over the' St. Clair flats, and that it was not presented to him .until .the last day of the former - Congress When he had an opportunity to examine it, he says that a constitutional mode exists by which tho Legislature of Michigan may in its dis cretion raise money to improve the chan nel in St. Clair river. . Ho does not mean to intimate a doubt of the power. of Con gress to construct such . international, im provements as may be essentially necessa ry for defense and protection against . the invasion ot foreign enemies. : it .-would scarcely be claimed, however, that the; im provement is within this category. ; This river is the boundary line between the Uni ted States and tbe British Province of Up per Canada. : ' ..-' l-t L.:;l '' Tbe members of the House to-day kept the bergeant-at-Arms busy by " drawing their mileage and salaries, tbe. Speaker bay ing yesterday signed a check on the .Treas ury for a large amount of money, ,, r,, The resolutions which Mr. Davis intro duced into tbe Senate to-day are simply a collection of all the issues on the slavery question presenting the. South-em side af firmatively.:.-. ..: i 4:1 '.' '" '- r:.-i f ; WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. HOUSE. Mr. Schwnrz nominated Mr. Forney Mr. Smith of Va. nominated J. C' Allen, late Clerk ; Mr. Nelson nominated Sam Taylor of Tcnn.; Mr. Cobb nominated David E. K.' Dawson, of Ala The Speaker appointed Messrs. Elliott, Whitley, Smith, of ya., and Maynard, tell ... - . The ballot resulted whole number 221 ; necessary to a choice' 11I Forney,'112 j Allen 77; Tavlor, 23;! Dawson, 8. i ue House proceeaea to tne election ot Sergeant-at-Arms, Mr. Bocock. nominated the' present in- umbent,.JU.r. urosbrenner, saying that he one of the best officers that ever filled that place, 'and against whom not one word complaint pad been lnaaein any quar ter. ' " '"'" " ; : - i '-;" Mr. Harris oLMaryland. H. A fioffman Maryland. ": - ,' i -- S7.-.-d ' Marnett nominated James C. Allen, who said had been a Steady and consistent emocrat, and had never voted for the ex clusion of naturalized foreigners from the privileges to which' they are entitled under Constitution and laws.. He bolicved Hoffman was elected lo a former Con gress by Know Nothings, and supported all prescriptive principles and policy of Know Nothing party. . He commend to the admiration of tbe country, the that tbe party whose chief desire for organization was, as Sherman had asserted they might expose the corruption of Administration, had inaugurated thoir proceedings ' by electing as Clerk' a man ho a committee of this House had found guilty f malfeasance ; (Cricf of order the Republicans.) "v 3? I t - ,-. at a a , of in ter I Houston inquired whether Hoffman was nominated or recommended, as rnmor said,' jrj the tSJack Republican ucs yesterdays Garnett thanked God that he was not a member !, that caucas, out he understood the fact to-beas-.Mr Hunter had stated. ' He withdrew the parte of Allen; : ; . MessrsJJojCock Harris of Md ' jJolfax and Garnett were appointed Tellers. Before the vote was announced Mr. For ney was-sworn in as Clerks - --s-t--.-Hoffman was elected Sergeat-at-Arms. He received 114 votes, Grosbrenner 92 and- Underwood 7. The Speaker declared Heffman elected. K)o' motion of Winslow, the Speaker-, was authorized to appointlia Sundipg Committees of the House. . . i " Spinner offered a resolution that fieii the ,late; Clerfej De"aIlowed 8 dollars per eiem irom xne 4tn aay or Dec-1860,- tut poo 3d qf. Feb. 1860, for extra services in r . . y , . . . . ' , arlditinn tn Kin salfltV yBarnett1 knew 'he was ribing an un'gra-. cious act, 'but he felt bound to oppose the resolution' as be" did ' a similar1 bnef, afeV years ago for the benefit of the gentlemau just elected. 3 .Vi' f. j The Clerk The ; law fixes tho cempenT satiqh at 36 dollars, and that was' enough, j ' Spinner referred tcf the fact thai whenra Similar resolution was offered, for thtf bene fit of Mr. Forney, it was almost .unani mously adopted. "'':'' "'. -' i 1 The yeas and nays were taken on the adoption of the resolution , 'which was re jected.,; ?'": !';" ; ' . ;- An unsuccessful motion was made to re consider the vote.' -' :"''v "" ; -:- ' -' Davis of Indiana, asked but failed lo re ceive consent to offer- a resolution propos ing to replace the former seats and desks in the HaH,---'-'- -: ' - - in-. Corode gave notice of his intention to introduce a bill for the purpose of raising revenue to meet the current expenses of government, for preventing f.-ands on -the revenue and for protecting iron, coal,- and other articles. " -,; ?' u.-ata. v 4. it Is. " Several -gentlemen on the democfratk) side objected to the notice. ; ' iu r.!l t- Sherman- moved that when the House' adjourn :it be till Monday.' r,m; ' Crawford -wished to know- whether this1 was desired by- the'.Speaker in order that the : latter vmighl-:appoint the Standing Committees. ; '"''.' "-: Sherman-, replied that the committees would not be announced Until Wednesday, but his friends -'wanted some time ' io ar range for the election of the remaining of ficers of the House. -' " ''-- "- Hughes wanted the Post Office defi ciency -bill passed now, 'If it was not, the country would see oh whom the responsi bility rested, r-yn c- -.-i"-. u r '- Leak said the reasons assigned by Sliea mari were'not Sufficient to induce' the de mocrats' to "assent -to an adjournment till Monday3 V-i"-' c; t Sherman replied lhat 05-meet ing there they could do nothing, as a single objec tion would prevent. the Post Office bill be ing' acted rori, as the rules require that it shall first, be referred to a committee of ways and -means.- ) : Leak Do yom want a enneus to mor- rowT : - . - - - . ; . -;;st e:- Sliermnn You may have one.- -:M I -. ' Houston Let tas. stay iere and finish the election of officers. ''.: - The -question of adjournment till Mon day Was. .'decided the affirmative by;:16 maioritv. -- Philips. asked and obtained: leave to in troduce a bill makmg appropriation to the Post Office Dep.. for the last and part of this fiscal year, He moved it be referred to the commit tee of the whole on tie state of theUuion, pending which tbe House adjourned. - Washington News. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Tbe N. Y. Herald's Washington corre spondent j Dr. S. D. Howe, will appear be fore the Senate Brown raid committee to morrow, and will, testify .under protest Mr. Hyatt will not appear until next week. He has been advised. by bis . political ad mirers here that he cannot be sustained if he attempts 'to resist the committee when asked to testify, aud I learn he has yielded to their judgment, and will not attempt to carry the case to the Supreme Court, but if compelled to testify will do so', under protest. ... :.. ,-,..'; . ti. .- -i;.; Gov. Hicks of Aid., dispatched his Sec retary of State to this city to-day to pay bis congratulations to jov. irenmngton upon his election to the office of Speaker. Gov. P. received the Secretary .wilh conrtesies due to itien,' and. replied to the Gov. of tanking bint for the Drombt evidence h' ttered.of his recog- nition of the aulhorit law against fanat- lcisrn. ' . ' The Tribune's Washmgton corresponds ent says that at the Republican confedera cy yesterday, the general understanding was lhat Mr. Forney -should be supported for: Clerk.- There was a dispoiitiou . to yield this point without much hesitation On tha basis of, Mr. Pennington's vote Mr, Forney will require! two.; additional:. to re- place Winter 1Davis and Htj priggs who will not adopt him.rr Mr. Pennington'a Own vote which was not, cast on tbe ballot ior ispeaKer lurnisnou uim.one. . .Air. tvggs of . J. is suggested for the other. . ' , . Mr. Hoffman of MJ, .will be sustained for Sergeant-at-Arras, and with the aid of Southern Opposition members can easily , . , - ......a . fc.. . The House will adjourn from to-morrow till Monday for .the . purpose of allowing tne Speaker time to construct tne Commit tees, which cannot ho announced before the middle of .next week, No appointments have as yet been tendered except the chair manship or ihe Uommitlee of Ways and Means to ,JUrH Sherman. ' '-. " " ,, "''" - . T- . 3 will TruiiUJ iysjQs ML J - l An Escapk.- While the U. S. Marshal Harper's Ferry, was at Auburn NY. few days ago, be accidentally came across fugitive alave from -Harper s Ferry "who livedonly a few' doors from hinu 'r He was the slave, who .showed, John .prown ,the Armory..; The negro made his escape be fore tbe Marshal could take bun. . in Sokqhum in Kansas. The cultivation Sorghum is receiving considerable atten tion in Southern Kansas. No less than 3,990 gallons of syrup were manufactured the vicinity of Osawatomie the past sea' son. ,- The cane does well and tbe yield of syrup is large. ..-.'. .. . ... r.,::-,--. - as ed ,. , the HYDE PARK, Pa., Feb. 3. Tho dwelling of Daniel Farly, Sen, was burned last night, and three children per iled in the names. .1 The-mother and three other children escaped from a second story window, but all badly burned..' The father was absent. ! The weather was in tensely cold this morning tbe thermome marks If below aroi :-t r.ifi :-.! his was Uii Fire. Fire. NEW YORK, Feb. 2. : v. Last evening, letwen: and 8 o'clock, a fire broke put in flteaaseatent of a doublo six-story teBementRo42 Elm Street. The 'fire ' originated ta -;i bakery. The flames shot up a stairway jwith great rapid ity, and extended the uyper fleors occu pied by 30 families. ' Tbe moment the alarm was given tbe scene of confusion that ensued throughout theboUdiDg was of tha Jaoetiheartrrendinjr character. T08 8t1'wl way Tor escape wal ctt ofi Men women 1 and children, could be. seen by tha apeeta tors clustered at the windows jn agony of r despair, wringing their hands. and8ttaam ing tot assistance. Soma pf the,m, muster ed courage enough to jump fronr the win dows and escape with but slight injury. ' Mr. Wise with bis wife and three chil dreajoccupkia portion of, he front second 7 floor. JysXX?7f Tf ! !s,3T , i Mr. Wise escapeoV-anaone child three years old was rescued, batiope of his legs Were broken. . No particulars could be ob tained ."as to -what oecarad: of the' rest of he family.1-;' If W teared iljey were burned to death. - Tsaao White : with bis wife and f fire childrerJ eccupieda pai-t of the second ' floor.;1-MK and MrAi'W; escaped atvl also; twocbildren-Eliza aged- 0 years, Lotus aged 11 years, and GusUve aged IT years, i were 'absent : Esther- aedi 18 years was nearly' suffocated Panlwe aged 7 years : was nearly suffocated.-' "The lass were ta-! ken to Thomas. ' Tbeif MOjuriea -are1 not-' very serious.1' .GeoJ Bordnev- occupied ! part of the second floor with bis wife and.' two -children, Caroline aged 4 years and Hdnry aged 16 years,' Mr. B. and two ehil-; dren escaped uninjured, hut ilrs. B. want badly burned. She was found nearly -dead ' by Detective Keefe,' assisted . by .several ' members of - Engine Ca.'No. - 30.Tb : officer took her to the ehoe store of Geoi Schefimercy, No. 128 Grand street, u. But the shoemaker' inhumanly ' ordered them ' out, when the policeman pushed biui aside-; and put tbe woman on a sofa, -She was; afterwards taken to the hospital gi-i;r.aA3 Mr. McClanck, wife, nnd two children' oicupied the 3d floor all savedr: A Jew- ish family consisting of 8, occupied "a pod Hon of the 3d -floor. .Ihe only memaei- bf the- family that child be found ' was a child 2- yeara old, and it is feared "a porr tion of the' family i were . burned. Mb Dricks, wife and five children: occupied a portion of the 3d- floor; as none:: of. them. were seen after the fire broke ootj it is fear-i ed they were all burned.:: Mrj"VVaJker hi wife and two children occupied -. a portion, of tbe 3d- -floor. No particulars; could bei learned of them, although a diliigeht search was made for them among the crowd, t JJrL Armstrong, wife and child, occupied a pari; of the 5th floor. . Nothiog-eould be learn; ed of tbera after Abe fire broke on tj .,Miv Rebecca, with hii wifa and .'two children: occupied a portion of tha fbnrth. story. Nothing could be beard of them. " Mrs. North and widow occupied a room' on the fifth floor. !. She was not seen after, the fire broke out t Wm.':Vopei and his wife - Frances, occupied a part ef tha fifihr. floof'-'Mr.'-Vopel on'the djscoTeryofhg fire, and finding that he could not escape by the stairway, threw a clothes ttDeroatoZi the w'ndow and .-fastened one. : end -to thn window sill. He ' let bis wife partially down when she slipped "and; fell ori: lb shed, injuring ber severely, a He followed ond escaped with a few slight injuries. Mrs. Vopet was taken to the hospital, but her life is despaired of. Franeis Pysleyenf with wife and three children occupied a part of the fifth floor. He escaped by jumping out of the window,' but received, severe injuries. It is feared his wife and" children were burned to death. - "Owing to the intense excitement, thai, prevailed the names of the occupants of the 6th floor could not be ascertained, and it is supposed ' that the' occupants-of this floor, about a dozen irr all, were burned to death.'5, i-n-t ,cio: c:.i lj Explosion. NEW YORK, 2. Thi morning -a dreadful.- explosion 00-' cur red in the-distillery -at corner, of Nortlit s onrtn ana n utu sts owned by Air: foi-t ley. ' A large portion of the" bsildirjg'waa blown npv and two' men 'instantly kjlIedU A piece of the boner fell into a blaeksmilh shop abont a block distant instantly killing man-who. p wasrr'workiag-' there; A. number of men are su posed lobe buried in; the ruins, and efforts are- making: extri cate thenx- --'it ;:r ; iir.t jt r.' The killed are' Eastman, the engineer. Joseph. McCrack en, the foreman,': John Werner and one not identified.! John Far- rell is badly-injured and -not, -expected, to recover..- Halt a dozen .persqns. who-went in- that part of the building Were slightly injured.- and a girl named .-rHarriet, Costi gan, .-was badly injured by the tailing tim-; oers. . lxsson property . f 23,000.,. insu-, ed for $20,000. r!i,::l 0;'- Gov. Houston's Message. NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2. - Got.' HoosUm's message to the Legisla ture of Texas, transmitting the resolution, of the South Carolina Legislature oppose the Southern Convention, r The Legisla ura -passed a! resolution,- sustaining .Gov. Houston's views thaw Texas! gave, up hejr independence ta the Union,; and unwilling to nirrender the Union on an' wemergency not deemed sufficient to . excuse so impor tant a stepl .' i-r?-'.'. , V.-.-.t -.' W - " . . r wrThe Cincinnati JEnauirer's. letter saysi WASHINGTON, Feb. 3d. j. The Senate. Committee engaged, into examining into alleged corruptions growing- out of the public printing,, met this morn ing, and examined Cornelius Wendell and Vm.Rice?j The former-stated tbat undet the direction of the President, he had paid- ten thousand dollars lo tbe. .PenyfoaJMa, sod fire thousand dollars to the Enning Argus oi Philadelphia, tOut of tha Post office blanks printing, and that further, act-r iug under the same authority he had goon into the districts of Lecompton Democrats, Pennsylvania, in .1858,; and bad spent large sums of money ip an effort to secure their election. ; - ' 1,-7 Rice, who was lately proprietor ana ed itor of tbe Pennsylvania, verified these statements, and it is rumored that bis. tea timony implicated a Pennsylvania Seaator receiving a portion of the money allowr it?..') ij- Vi . ; Hoificinn is Coshocton cocntt. On 28th ult, during an altercation between Lewis Farwejl ao his brother-in-law, Dr. Howard, Farwell struck: Howard a, blow with his fist under tbe left ear, which caused instant deatb. r Tbev resided in Keene. were both men of icspectabillity, connected with excellent families, and both married. be unfortunate quarrel bad its origin be tween the wives of tha parties.' , Farwell arrested and lodged in Coshocton jail. father is very wealthy. ZWfr. "