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L. a. & C. M. Gould, Editors
-i ' - . ; 1 1 BATON, O., January 13, 1850. : pGiraVipftse native in the etate Leciaturc, jf. F, Stepdexs, E?q., has 'mmKmmtLi ftjlw-r ?faltr-ytOvhrork. , " 1 i BESu Mou. li. Smith, of the House of Representatives, at Wasbiug'on, will please accept oar thinks for bi favors. Our Senator. Hon. Hssttr Miideler has our thanks for important State douumoats. We fed the follofrUig noticoef Mr SsiDBLxaria the D.iyton E.npu-c of last week, and transfer it to our columns thai his friends here at home may know how ho is regarded in other portion of his District-:' tier??. HETtv SniDETER.AV e are under manv oblisatiomi to" Ottr able and H ten tiro Keprescntativo from this Dis trict in the atate senate. :ftlr. b. is a plain, practical firmer ; and we are free to say, ihat this. District has nev-e-r had a belter lteprescn t a ttve in the' State Senate than ilr. Shideler. fie is always at his post, aitefltive to the business and interests or his c nstitueots, Jgr- We have iiiade quite a number of additions to our subscription list, du rjpjg the .past week, to commence with tfakeir volame. This is indeed grati fying. Some of our friends have been aacrtwg vtbeuslves in our behalf, for wlltUtrt hef-have oaf thanta. We hope they will "keep doin' it," and'-tfrat oth ari' will foltoc-ii-tto-ieteamplo. aoar t - i . t - i i Our Senator. Turnpike Election. ttJUBtmd elactkui of the Dayton Western Turnpike Stockholders-held in- Wob sAJex-ander on. Mod4y Ust, ie fcdlosiMiDr ffent.leie' 'Wer- eleoted as Diretrtors lor fhe eirsni ng year : W C'i Bhi-vely; John J. W eaver; .Mnon nam; jer Dunlap and Richard Morrow. the election the Board organized and elected Ahneb Dcslap. President Wj"f T -If t... 1J oti jftToaa. Jir. ajuniap umru taWf Mitier fTiry-f nd wa believe Q the entipesfltisfsetion of all interested. At ao Section helJat the Vteh le CouBty Branch Bank, on Monday, thfcwd ivt, the foWqwing gcatlemeB f-oiaauu pirceiiui sum" vear : . winters, J. uarsn- -V. Winters mjbt jijjvid Barnett, J. A. Dusang, and If'ft JJeistand. V. Winters was elec td President in place of J. Harshman. Trrty'orner' officer? arc the same as last IfiWh : -Lag- Democratic State Convention. Central Com- -rnT..i!U i-.-.iq. .. ' , mittcc met in Columbus, on feaiurday, and upon doe consultation, fixed on Thursday, the 26th of May next, as the JlrqVwlrrcJf tho Democratic State Con vsnjjgn. shall bo held. Let the Dcmo W&fitt'wgjgo to work, anl pre pare for that event. Let them bury all Bf flMferc ncc ' scni UP good, souud and faithful men as Delegates, and on that 4fiflt a tia,tbe,iaMnatad with which tar it! redeem Ohio oh the second WBFBay of October next. irtTKiT iBiTii 'tr"ii-w i,-;t ,. -i- The Ohio Statesman. A rte Bomber of the Statesman an iMaBfs fi, ahange in the editorial de pjtattnt of that paper, lion. Geo. W. WAMiEisr having become Editor ajWf rfrieHr,'sslted by Smith and foSTEB, the late editors. Col. Manny- fiiMittj U an energetic and talented wri ter, aud -a man of great force of charac ter. ' During the Administration of 31 r. Pierce, Col. M. received the appoint ment of Commissioner of Indian Af rod at another tyue was elected -tyjpshardauiocracy, Member of the Board WftbUo Works, both of wbieb posi tions lie filled with lienor and credit. We have no hesitacy in saying, that the Statesman, under its present manage went, wilUbe one of the best eonductcd f&to&ers in the Union. Its edi- JWtt'Ifl.C'vfr.r 0? we" knqwn ability as -writers, end must make the paper -VWfr)y tiro-eonnaeiiC? snj.port of ,jpJje.tuoeyacy of Ohio. Douglas Elected! glorioos nows Stbfhbn A. JDojTGys has been re e'oeted to the TCcited States Senate, by the Legislature of Illinois, has reached us. We were SqU&ewr4lHit this would he the tesnlt, yet when we saw the figures for it we Jf&Mtw tlrcwfc up our bat and giving 9 .hearty, cheers, not that we have ,J Ptttiowtar lovo for the conduct of Dquolas for the last year, but because cfefjsat of Lincoln, one of the Black jftifeAMU .Black licpublicaas. I lie jrtu Tnerc is a fair prospect of good osnow.' Will not some of oar sffb- roa ibfjPigvus in, a load of wood ? jWw e,ntieljr out. Don't put it off DOW. -ni- ' '& re at present enjoying jjtful weather j ".st cool enough to bo pleasant Douglas Elected! Close of the Volume. a pleasant and improving cxer- This numter of the? Democrat closes the fourth year of ou connection the establishment. Although there are nre ,r county that cbm imic ucmuntis, who ud on suppor thair haner. We believe the Democrat ha a better patronage. o tltiail hasiyej b'eretoToreenjoyed, "and scarcely a Jf eek has passed that we hue not received" tangible evidence of the increasing fa vor of the i:Democrat" with the reading public. The frequent and flattering as-1 suranccs we have receive&of this act, have encouraged and nerved us in labors, and rendered' what would other- wise have been 'irksome and tedious s-. We are not vain en 5t!b to hope) that we have pleasea-i.. we arc noi fool enough to wish to bave-plessed all. Had we pleased some, we would have displeased ourselves, and compromised our self respect. In writing candidly, frankly, and fearlessly, Ve are attire that we have encountered the hosthfjj) and, in many instances, the siaouer jh. those -ho think the duty of an editor I is to please everybody. This, of course, ""l" ""tj.gpt Tt is hp naiirp we aid out in the outset- it is the course we have planned for the future. A plain, straight-forward and fearless dis coatdon of any subject is the only way the trutkeah be -elicited. Suen is our opinion, and hcne2, in our support of Democratic measures, and opposition to what is opposed to Democracy, wo shall never attempt to reach direction by in direction, or be cquivocal:4n the terms we employ Democratic principles and the Demo cratic party stand in a more enviable position now than ever. It is now eve rywhere considered the only hope of the country. Its broad nationality stands ia (Magnificent contrast to the cenfused, contracted, sectional policy, and odious principles of the opposition . It covers a nation of frce,men, and with the Con stitution for its base, it invites the op pressed of every land to come and drink freely of the waters of Lifetty, without money and without price. As the honest, and we .trust, client sqpporter of this party and its, princi ples, there will be- no change in the Democrat. The aim of its editors will be to disseminate Democratic principles, and to contribute by all the means in their power tp the success of the Demo cratic party, and in view of this-f act ,we efifnesti; and respectfully rciju'eat etr Democratic friend; to aid in the gener al circulation of our paper throughout the. county. Let those who have stood erettiww in sge whhtr 4ho naneri would live before they could risk the price of its sbscription, now rally to its support, and there will bo no danger of its discontinuance. We only ask a living support from the Democracy, and certainly we should have it. in a county where they poll a veto of -sixteen hun dred ! To those Democrats who are conitantly working to increase our'sub- scription, wo return our thanks, and hope that they and all ear democratic friends may be rewarded, not alone in seeing their paper prosper, but in the satisfaction of witnessing the overthrow of Blsek republican's n in Ohio, and the triumph of Democratic men and measures ! - ' 1 . : I 1 it Daily National Democrat, Is the name of a new democratic daily paper,' printed at Cleveland, and edited by C. B. Flood, Esq., the first number of which, containing the salutatory, we find among- our exchanges. The Dem. ocrat looks well and reads well, and wc cheerfully recommend it to any of -our friend who may want a paper from the north part of the State. The editor, Mr. Flood, is well known in Ohio as a sound, National democrat, and a writer of much force and ability, besides being a practical printer, with considerable experience in the business. The Daily 'will be mailed to subscribers at $5, and tho Weekly at $1 50 per year. We wish its editor all manner of success, and would like to be continued among its exchanges. Tho Preble County Democrat is opposed to the nomination of If. B. Payne, as the next democratic candidate for Governor, on the ground that he eannot harmonize the party. Wc are not aware that mere is any want of har mony in the ranks of the Democracy of Springfield Press. No, not exaeilj a "want of harmony," but if Payne should receive iuP nomina tion, the Pros and some more of his ndinircTB, would soon discover that they bad ''woke up the wrong pnssenger." Tho Press rdust know that Mr. Payne made himself generally obnoxious to a large number of Democrats, by his fool ish and violent assault upon the Ad- ministration, during the late discussion or tue rvansas mauer. ana me senu- ments then expressed by him arc yet frash in the memery of the democracy of this "neck of woods," so that his nomination would only tend to weaken our chances of success in the next can vass, if not create a division in our ranks. For these reasons wc oppoRe hi nomination. J-'We have noticed nothing of im poTlanec in the late Congressional news. Our Next Governor. witblyhand has some jhHig to say in regard to onrJanx, and there need be no fears of the result. Our impression is that; in the k Nfcrly-every exchange that conres to our next Go or. I ho names of sev- Democftj have been nectiojsnatith the office. could and would give a Mtarty and contiat support, did they receive the nominaSon atvthe meeting of the State Convention. The next election, will be an important one, and f"lhe Democracy should aim to select a man for their standard-bearer, who could unite the party in one solid phal- person of Hon. William S. Gkoesbeck, the Democrasy?nOWB":T(9(BBE "be""wofl suifed fbr a leader in the next campaign. TIiC-arc few men in the State who en - joy a wiwil or ccitcr uescrveu popular ity, among all parties, than tino gentle man. He occupies a high social posi tion his manners arc plain, simple and republican, and every where that he is known he is admired arid TCBpected, not only for tho sterlingqualities of his heart, but for- his Broad and liberal views, and his capacious, statesmanl 1 ''rr1'1!" no warm cnomics in the opposition to tho democratic party, and as its leader he would infuse a life and vigor that would be certain success, and wo hope that when the Convention assembles for the purpose of making a selection of a standard-bearer, that the qualities of the Hon. W. S. Ghoesbe k will be. well considered. : vn ent maaioita tn con S&" Hon. I. N. Morris, of Iiliuois; has. introduced into the House of Bop reseBtativcs a bill, requiring any court before which application is made by a foreigner for admission as a citizen of the United Statc3, to receive prima fa cie evidence of the applicant's residence for five years in the States. Applica tion foi naturalization may be made at any time, after the expiration of the five years, and absence from the country, during that period, on business, or any other temporary puspose, shall not be deducted from the five years' residence. tfSo. Frank P. Blair of St. Louis who contested the election of Barret, Demo crat to his seat in Congress, comes out at the "Little end of the Horn." Bar retil majority according to the poll books was about 400, now it is nearly GOO. The facts show that Blair the llepub lican received 300 more fraudulent votes than his Democratic competitor. Fire Company Election. At the election held in the Mayor's office on Monday evening oflnst week, the "ollowing persons wenduly electedto transact the affairs of tho Torrent Fire Company tor the current year : President John A. Crouso. 1st Engineer 2n Engineer L. T. M'Cabe. W. O. 31. Brookins J. H. Foos. Michael Filbert. Secretary Treasurer Directors J. W. Acton, D. W. Day, F. L. Johnson, W. H. B. Minor, Augustus A. Seibcrt. J. D. Miller, Wni. Talbert, John Harshman, Peter Comfort. John Hice. Trustees Clerk Cuba. Jefferson Davis of Mississippi propo ses to take Cuba by an attachment against Spain as an absent, fraudulent or absconding debtor. It is claimed that Spain is largely indebted to our citizens; that her agents have commit ted serious outrages upon them and sacrificed their property to a large aniount. Mr. Davis proposes that the Federal government shall notify Spain, and demand payment of the indebted ness and in default thereof that an at tachment issue with directions to our naval constables to seize the Island of Cuba. When any of our merchants visit Cincinnati to purchase anything in the Hardware line, they will find it to their advantage to call at the establishment of Latmiek, Cjlbcrn & Lcpton, on Pearl Street. You will find our former townsman, J. A. Dubbell, on hand ready and willing to sell all you want in their line, cheap and good. Give them a call. POLTGAMA. -A c learn from Wash ington that a bill for the suppression of polygamy in Utah and all other territo ries will be introduced at an early day .'- Congress, and le vigorously pressed. So it should be. " rather uniair Ui; t one man in Utah shoull hav'C thirty wives, whilst the President of this groat nation has none ! H I is reported that emigration to Cuba has been going on quietly and le gally foi months past, and is supposed to bo invited by tho Revolutionists. A seeroct agent of the Government is at New Orleans, but he detects no illegal emigration, 8" Wo oall the attention of our friends to the advertisement of the new Jewelry Store lately opened in Eaton, by Mr.-J. M. IIinmak. Hie stock of goods is large and well selected, and great induccmcntsare offered customers. Call at his establishment, a Legislative Summary. The Senate yesterday ordered the bill making partial appropriations for tho current year, to be engrossed for its third reading to-day. Considerable discussion was had in Committoa of the Wfeole on various bills of no genual interest.. Tn the House the bill to regulate pri vate baiking Was postponed to thcJrrst Monday in January 181)0. Mr. Gilson, thd-Speaker protein, was qualified by receiving the oath of office. The Fi nance Comittcc was instructed by res olutions to examine the provisions of the semi-annual tax law and report upon the expediency of so amending said law as to provide that treasurers may temporarlfy olose their respective offices for the purpose of preparing their semi-annual settlements with the Audi tor of State. A resolution introduced by Mr. Harrison and carried by a vote of 41 to 42, directs the Committee on Common Schools to report upon the practicability and expediency of so amodingjhe School law, as to require the several counties oi" itf Stte " raW from thachool Fund the anionntaser- crallv naid bv thorn pro rata. inn vote n agreeing to tho Senate amendment to tho bill authorizing the city of Tole do to borrow money, was reconsidered and the till laid on the table. A no-jKofe-MfAade and laid on the table to Ppreo? thV t-ttPc b'y which the House refused to pass Mr. Hubbell's 7 per cent, interest bill. New bills were in troduced as follows : by Mr. Harrison supplementary to the act to relieve the District Courts; by Mr. Brooke, to reg ulate the business of Fire and Marine Insurance in this State; by Mr. Rodgers, of Clark, for tho relief of Sureties in certain cases; by Mr. Raymond, to protect Gas Companies ; by Mr. Allen, of Ashtabula, supplementary to the act for the encouragement of Agriculture ; Ivy Mr. Cox, of Knrx, to amend the School Law, and by Mr. Paino, for ma king partial appropriations for the ycrr 1860. The two Houses met in Joint Convention in the afternoon to attend upon the opening of returns of the last Statesman of Saturday. l)?r, On New Year's Eve, tho board ers of the Walnut Street House, Cin cinnati, presented the Proprietor, Judge Sweeney, with a beautiful diamond pin. Wc copy from the local columns of the Enquirer the remarks made on the oc casion, and add that the testimonial was appropriate and well merited. The Walnut Strct House is one of the finest stopping places in the city, as all will attest who have sojourned there, and became acquainted with the Judge aid his gentlemanly Clerks : Judge Sifecitry It has devolved up on me on this, the eve of a new year.on behalf of the boarders ol the Walnut- street House, here assembled, to express their sentiments of regard and highes them for you as a landlord, a gentle manly bearing to all, united with a strict and close attention to their comforts as host during the year. -Now within a :eu- houos ef its close, they would also request your acceptance of this slight testimonial expressive of their esteem and now let me add, our hearty wishes for a comming happy and prosperous iMcw 1 er ! Judge Sweeney made the fol'.owin reply : JLadiet and Gentlemen : It would be lifeless ia me to attempt an expression ru reard to this uulooked-for, if not unmerited! token of your kindness to ward me. Su&ce it to say, that what ever my course may have been hereto fore, 1 shall endeavor ia the future to merit the same generous regards. If fail ing in that, I shall at least have the consciousness of knowing that your kindness- will ever be appreciated by your humble servant; and, in conclusion allow me to offer you my heartfelt thanks. Tariff Prospects. A V asbington correspondent writes his impression about tariff measures "that such a mod ification af the present tariff will be pro posed, with the consent of the Admin istration, as will produce a sufficient re venue to provide for the expenditures of the Government. It is propable the duty on iron will be raised from 24 per cent, (the present duty),, to 80 per cent. But this will not be easily effected nu less the duty on all cotton and woollen fabrics he proportionably raised. In the desire to help Pennsylvania and New Jersey, New England must not be forgotten." aS?" An Indian chief, called Okemos. died lately near Lansing, Mighigan. was supposed to le over one hundred years old. He was in the war of 1792, both for and against Wuyna and St. Clair, at different times. He had a sa bre cutf slear across his back, made by one of Mad Anthony Wayne's troopers. At Fort Meigs he received wounds which left hole.; in his skull into which three fingers could be laid. a editor,who has probably suf fered some, tells the people how to stop paper. He says ; Call at ihe o2"C and fork up arrcara gOB, and order it stoppcu a mn and not refusa to take it out of the pyot office, and sneak away like a puppy. B3i.Gov. Sam Medary of Kansas has made a requisition on tho president for military aid in suppressing tho distur bances In tho Territory, near Fort Scott. '! :l rt, - TP Tub NqnTiitt'EST. Seven Statea,lll Inois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wis consin, Iowa and Minnesota, poll 1263,- G00 votes, or one hundred thousand votes more than the fifteen southern States, three times as niany as New En- glnd, ata, nearly a mtrq oi me wnoie vote of the Uniou. The London Times on the Presidents Message. The London Tines says, in its issue received by the .steamer North America, 'that there is nothing in the message that qan be ealled mere than usually interesting. Whether the Chief Mag istrate of the United States discusses JonTcstic or foreign nffafrs,wc hear only what we might of expected; at home ma terial progress, and abroad visions of territorial aggrandizement make op the substance of his communication." It then briefly criticises its points, and says in regard to external affairs : I "For a peaceful nation the United taes are certainly most unfortunate in their political relations. A quarrel with the United States on some subject or other is a matter of course; without one a President's message would read tame and meager. Mr. Buchanan therefore evinces a laudable anxiety to keep one in reserve. Great Britain having given up the right of search, Mr. Buchanan pays us many compliments upon our moderates n. but declines to suggest any means by which Spanish or South Amer ican ships hoistiqg the Unitou States flag can be interfered with." It then refers to Mr. Buchanan's ref erence to the slave-trade, and his ori ginal proposition for its suppression, and says that his arguments in regard to the cession of Cuba are such as Ha inan might have used when he wanted to purchase the vineyard which was night to his palace, and that it would be su perfluous to point out tho exquisite t'oreo of the argument. The Times then sketches the Presideut's views in regard to Mexico and Central America, concludes as follows : :It is evident that the utter decrepit tude of the Spanish race, both north and south of the Isthmus, is about to lead the virtual supremacy of the Anglo Americans in flie Whole of the tropical regions. . "There U no need of effected moder ation on their part, and philanthrophy which few w.ll credit. The fact is plain enough that Mexico and Central Amer ica, and the great Spanish Island, will soon be under their sway, direct or in direct. For our own part, we see little to regret in the prospect, excepl the ex tension and parpetuatiun of slavery in Mexico and the other new Territories. But that the Americms might jrain in the end by forming Sta'ej und 'r the equator we' do not beleVo. . The Euro pean race becomes not only enfeebled, but demoralized, by a residence between the tropics, and fie Republic has already suffered enough from the men of the South to make it cautious how it turns the Spanish main into the home of American citizens.' s " From the Lecompton Democrat, Dec. 23, Governor Medary. Governor Medary arrived here Saturday, the 18th instant. On' Satnr d ty, a deputation of Free State men call cd on him in behalf of the citizens of Linn and Bourbon counties, who are now sufferinsr from tho depredations of a band of tl ieves and murderers under the command of Montgomery, of the Lane militia. These outlaws met at Twin Mound, in Linn county. and there resolved that they would bid defience to all law, whether of Congress or of this Territory, and that no man wheth er Free State or otherwise, should serve an , -writs on them, aud especially pro claimed their determination not to be tried on tho bills found against them recently by a Grand Jury of Free State men. They marched to Fort 8eott, in Bourbon county, aud released one o! their band, one Ben Rice, who was there under arrest they killed one man, and arrested several Free State men whom they knew had denounced their villan es. Among others, they seized George A. Crawford, an ardent Free State man, and held him a prisoner in the iplaza for some two hours bareheaded. We have also learned that they are now holding, as a prisonor.Capt. John Ham ilton, who is Deputy Sheriff, and also an ardent anddoyal Free State msn. These villians are about at the end of their string, before they get much fur ther they will learn that their career in Kansas is ended. The loyal men of Kansas freely vent their indisnation against the doings oft lose triev s and robbers, who are now trying to give us a practical illustration of their popular ideas of "freedom." We most unhesi tately record our opposition to tu li freedom, the less we h;.ve it the bet er As the power in those counties is in the hands of Free State men, the responsi bility mainly devo've3 on them bring ing tl.es2 miscreants to justice. We are happy to know that they are resolv ed to do their duty. i Democratic State Convention. At a mseting of the Democratic Stato Central Committee held in Columbus, on January 8, 1850, it was. "Jtesolued, That the next Democratic State Convention be held in the city of Columbus.on Thursday May 2G, 1859, for the puroose of placing in nomina tion the following officers : Oovernor, Lieutenant-Governor, Supreme Judge, Auditor of State, Treasurer of State. Sccretay of State, School Commissioner an 1 Jlembcr of the 15oarc5 ot l'ubiic Woiks." On motion, it was further ''Jlesolced, That the ratio of repre-eh-'ion in said Convention be one vote for every five i'anJrcd cast for T. W. Hartley for Supreme Judge in laJS,."1?1! ona vote for every fraction of two hun dred and fifty or over, cast for the same." Mexico. The N. i). Jicayuiie's correspondence at Mexico, under date of Dec. 20, says : "G uadlajar-a has been retaken by the Government. It fbll on the fifteenth, after an attack of one day. The Liber als, with all their advantages of superi or1 force, good pbsitions, " ibrdfloationa, artillery, &c., have been whipped and retired. The condirion of the coantry is daily becoming worse. Mexico. THRILLING SCENE IN BORDER WARFARE. Attack on Fort Scott by Montgomery and his Men. The following letter from a corres pondent of the St. Louis RcnubUcan. with All due allowance for its partisan coloring, isintensely interestine : FORT SCOTT, K. T. Dec. 17, '58. Kansas is again in a con dition bordering npoirnrnfr. Cap tain Montgomery, tbe "Free-State" bandit chief, is under arms in the coun ties of Bourbon and Linn, assisted by Captain John Brown, of Ossawattomie memory and other leaders. Yesterday morning, as davlirhl -. about dawning, these leaders, with thokj wuipmuva, uuiuuenug jrpm seventy to one hundred men, entered the town of Fort Scott for the purpose of rescuing "Ben Rice," one of their number, from the custody of the Sheriff. That officer at the time was sleeping on his "claim," more than a mile out of town, and did hot hear the alarm till it was top late. Our townsmen were.alJ asleep in their sepcrare houses. Before the' inmates of the "Free State Hotel," in which the prhone-r Ws ktspt, knew what was going on mese guerrillas Dud possession ot the building, and we:e striking off the chains of the nrisoner whn wac KaLI nn.i der indictment for murder and assault with intent to kill. Captain Montgom ery had a fire already kindled outside, with which to fire the building in case any one should shoot. Our town is so compactly built that one fire must ne cessarily destroy at least 8100,000 worth of property. Deputy Marshal CampbelJ, who kept the house, held one of the rooms against them, assisted by some friends, fhey tried to get hold of him to hang or shest him. They snapped a Sharpe's rifle at Mr. Diamon, the jailor of hiec. Having rescued Rice they went to pillaging the. . rooms. They stole shirts, coats, boots, gloves, and whatever it was profitable to take. They got. a Sharpe's rifle from Mr. Gallaher, our Postmaster, worth 850, though it was not in his possession at the time of .their taking it. They took guns and pistols wherever they could find them. They were so doubly armed with re volvers and Sharpe's rifles, that the few who had guns saw no chance to resist t'hpin. ' ' While this was going on inside, .Cap tain Montgomery remained on the pnb lie square with at least half of his men. He took the precaution t station guards af. every house, to shoot or capture who ever might present theniselvcs. Later in tt?e enjngemcnt, the house and store of Dr. Blake Little became the ffcenc of mo;t intense interest. ' It the exeitcmei t was intense outside, it was thrilling to the inmates. There were in the houe the "old Doctor," his son, John H. Little, who was recently our Deputy Marshal, his friend, George A. Crawford, the President of the Town Company, aud the black girl and little black bov. Mr'. C. informs me that they were aroused from leep by the lit tie boy announcing that the town was full of ' jay-h iwkers " .who I al taken the hotel. As soon as thev could dressu and seize their guns, John Little rush ed to the door to sec whether theifc?her iffs posse were rallying, and to view the position of Montgomery's men.: The guard advancing on him, he told him to stand back. The request not be ing obeyed, they both fired SO simulta neously that Mr. C. did not ascertain that the guard had fired until after all was over, and he found "the ball had lodged just above Mr. Little's head. Mr. L. then closed the door, remark ing that he had shot one of them. The early hour of the morning'precluded the probability of any firing by tho cit izens as a posAc, the inmates could only act on the defensive until they should hear that the action had become gen eral. On the one side of them were windows looking out upon the pointed rifles, from one of which came a ball through the window a stove-pipe and a partition wall. They could hear steps about the doors, and momentarily ex pected the first firing to be followed up by an onslaught upon the house. Soon John Little disappeared into the store room in order to get a view of the hotel and the mob. He mounted a dry-goods box, and was rubbing the dust off tho window above the door, when a ball penetrated his forehead and felled him to the floor. Covered with blood and gasping in death, he lay there for two long h urs before our townsmen could know of his condition. In almost breathless sus pense, and in this house f deat'i, Dr. Little and Mr. Crawford awaited the inevitable doom. There was not the remotest chauce to call in friendly sym- pathy for the dying, nor even to an nounce tue condition oi tnctr coinraae. No prospect of any firing on the part of our citizens, no knowledge of tho rea son ol it, no cnance lor anything out the fate that poor John,had met like a man. There was some hope of selling life to better advantage and that was ail. They heard the cry to firo the building, in which were several kegs of powder. They saw them plant the cannon against the house, and the riflemen range round the doors and windows. They heard the order to "make ready." At thut thrilling moment Mr. C. ad vanced to an up-stairs window, and raised his hand to lift it, thinking it might appease the crowd or rally friends to tell him Little had been shot. But a dozen rifles stared them iu the face, and he saw no chance but to take fate as it might come. Just thou lady outside raised the cry that there were women and children in the house. A moment's time was given to get them out. A lady rushed in and got thegirl and boy out, but they were frightened hack bv the rifles. As the Doctor look ed through the partly opened door, they C . l . . r ..I 1 - t j drew si'ht upon htm and amanusjrniBXj.-aserninjp. to lay uowu mo i i l.: . r. .1 In j. hft "yphiiMT ' This he -refused . to do remarking that they had smieu bis son, and his own life was now. bub of little value. In this parteynandens-i pense, Mrs. Campbell and daughter rushed in, and an old Free State man planted himself in th9 door to prevent the mob from of pointed rifles was close around the door. The announcement of Little's death seemed to be reprieve for the Doc sr and Mr. C. They passed out thro' barricade of cocked rifles. Mr. C. then begged Captain Montgomery to spare iSe ttuilding and the goods. .They began the work of plunder by stealing the belt and pistol from the pd of the dying man. Some of them chuckled in glee as he breathed his last. They seized upon the store goods llkp vultures upon prey. In less than" "half an hourMhey packed aft aai krried away not less than five thousand dollars' worth of the Doetor's best gOdds" r$. Ransom, Mr, -Crawford, and at hexa. Ma soned with thoni, sff w&Jtjpi Re nounced tncui, Dut all to no purpose. !Piie were tlrvrj "VOWnHRVSHMbraHsW. The hotel stable was tUcn broken open, and men rushed ut to slfeaT fcerscs. Mr. C. and Sheriff Bull prevailed on them to desist. At last-aUW, SfWfF got Captain Montgomery' to offeg his men , out of the sAW- j "And all .this,-' said one of them, "i to show you what freeiuj9fc,ttaido.'v7 a Ja&q .'T-.iASff In! -i long feen.ferencsaftei w ird, held on the street; between - Mr.. iC oiii part of our citizens and Captain gomery, the. latter avowed his determi nation to resist the Government to the d-'ath. He could annoy the. IliBiWl Stass a long s tW Seminole Indians did. tie and his men would resist all arrests for past offences, and would re main in the field until they have secar cd their terms, lie said iliat Dr. LrtfTt had justly forfeited his :Rfe to.the peopis of Kansas for helping frame (fob Le compton Constitution, but that hitj&Mf bairs spared him. He talked as if a. state of war exists, and justified his nqtr under that pica. He pledged k is 4Mb that outrages should cease if slur people wilt not bring the law to bear upon tlie past conduct of himself and his aMtflb?! Mr. C. replied that we have no right to compromise crime ; that we can only leave him and his men to auswer to the offended law.; that while he woaldi making compromises his men would be committing, fresh robberies ; that his persecution of Pro -sin very men would call down vengeance on the heads of innocent Free-State men, and that he might soon be responsible ('another Marais des Cygnes murder. He assured Montgomery that since the Hamilton?, the Brochetts, tin Ct jker-arid sftfcq ruffians of the Pre slavery party had gone, the Free State men will dr4 the Pro-slavery men of town wttii Br lives, of which he- would have received proof if he had not taken us unawares. H: replied to all the other positiee of Montgomeryand this ended the sec Rights of Railway Passenger. The fowjnj-4taicment ofTulesanu regulations is DasatU upon actual deci sions of Courts, in the various cases re rating to the several subjects mentioned : It lias been legally decided that -if pli ca n ts for tickets on railroads can be ejec ted from the cars if they do not olrir the exact amount of their fare. Th Cjndu tors are not bound to u k c'inrc. All railroad tickets arc good t 1 unci1, and coi ditiuns "goodnlrTnT d ty only," or otherwise limitins tho time of genuiueuess, are of no account. Passengers are bound to observe decor um in the cars, and are obliged to com ply with all reasonable demands to show tickets. Standing upon a platform, or otherwise violating a rule of the compa ny, renders a person liable to. be p ul frum-. the train. No person has a right tp monopolize more seats than he has paid for and any article left in 'p, while the owner is temporarily absent entitles him to the place upasj .his return. 8m- The New York Hrrald sum Up a review of the gold fields of the United StuteSj with the following- estimate of eur tuture gold crop : "Ualilorota grass us a million a week. All the orker fields, we can safely say with what facta wc already have, will give us at least half as much. Our gold crop is there fore likely to be for years to come at the rate of a million and a half per week, or seventy-seven million's of dol lars per annum equal to one half ef the Value of the cotton crop of the coun -try." BgSuThe Charlottsville Ad vocate says; The demand for slaves exceeds anything we Cver before witnessed in this county. The i rices given are enormous. From twelve to fiitjeu hundred dollars for u.er, and from a thousand to thirteen hundred for women, are the limits in which wo have known slaves sold in tl last ftw days. Governor of Nebraska. Tks Washington Star say's it is confidently i given out "on the A enuo" tfct ttte. i Hon. Samuel W. Blitck, one of the United States Judges for Nebraska, wi I be appointed Governor of that Territory, and that his present position will be filled bv a prominent citizen fGeefgia, wh- se fr'ends are pressing hTitr. foV tl. ScS Tho appearance of thJf treasona ble address from the Alabama League of United Southerners induces the M. phisi'irifc, a prominent Southern paper, to say that if . its signers had their do- serts they would be ' hanged as hich as if Sam ail- The number of persons in the United States who think . it is time to commence., hangup DisunJooiat in, the North and South is increasing,. The strength. of ,the, Government upon the rascals might as well be tried first as iMfe -ti? i eey .. tta ii' H cxa Himself ! George " Wearer, who was arrested a short time atro, on change of stealing earponter tools, and confined fn the jail, hanged himself this . TT . - 1 1.-1 . . mo su nis oca ie to pie Ma Ihtti cos, about IX) o'clock, md fastened ens end around his neck, and the oiher to a place on the .wall of his cell, nfl awnr rt- I f ill I u - on. no was iounu oy ins ieiiow oners, eort'down, and after benng -where ho could gfct fresh air he faadj Dayton Empire.