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305 Mr. Flood's Account. The Committee of the Senate charged wltti the investigation of the account of the Clerk of that body for services during the past year, have made a Report which we understand acquits Mr. Flood of the suspi cion of having taken a greater amount ol compensation than tae law allows. We Imve not seen the report of the Committee, und defer an analysis of it, until the docu ment is before us. We are gratified that the Committee have found grounds sufficient in their judgment'to warrant them in making a report' which acquits the Clerk of legal bin me. It is admitted, we believe, and document on I y established, that the Clerk was paid fur services during the past year, the sum of tfl,57!i.41. It is further, we believe, matter of legiil notoriety, that the statute fixes the compensation of that functionary at 81 prr hm during the session of the Legislature, willi an allowance for the lime uctually oc cupied by him after the adjournment, in making an index to the Journal. In the present rase, some $200 was charged on account of making the index. These are facts about which we believe there is no controversy . Now, if the Legislature had ;jt the whole year, Sundays inclusive, the b-gal compensation of the Clerk at $4 per lny, would be 1,400. The precise amount of time thut body was in session we do not Know, but it is not claimed, we believe, 'hat it extended its session throughout the year; and we have an indistinct recollec tion of its having adjourned aine die some time, before mid-summer, with a solemn pledge from Gov. Wood, that he would nev er invite them back again ! By what process the Committee have ar rived at the conclusion that Mr. Flood was 1-gally entitled to the amount h has receiv ed, their report must show. The reasons nppear to have been satisfactory to the Com mittee, and if, on examination they shall twetn plausible, we shall not quarrel with them. Meanwhile, we understand that the com mittee find that the law -which has been so construed as to warrant these charges of the Clprk, is miserably defective, open to abuse, ond needs amendment. And this is claim ed to be a Iriuviphant vindication of the Clerk! 0. S. Journal. TjieTorniido of Jan. 20.By the Pitts burgh Daily Union, we learn, that in addi tion to its destructive effects in Knox, Tus carawas and Carroll counties. Ohio, it was uUo very destructive in Washington co. Pa. A house near Cinnonsburgh was blown down; the. valley of Peter's creek was swept j a Mrs. Crouch was severely injured by the falling of her house; trees fell upon n Mr. Thomas and his son, and the latter had a lg fractured badly; the barn, house, fcc. of Mr. Cheeseman unroofed; Mr. Crites's house unroofed and burn destroyed ; on three f.irms, owned by men of the name of Wright, houses and burns unroofed, orchards destroy ed, sheep killed, &c.; tenant houses of a Mr. Finley destroyed; ond an Odd Fellow's Lodge blown down. Several persons were injured, but no lives lost. Ohio Repository. A Monster Sausauk. It was formerly the custom in some. German towns for the butchers to carry ubout an immense sausage on New Year's day and make merry over it. Th butchers of Konigsberg made one, in 1 582, which was 566 yards long, weighed 494 pounds, contained, besides other in gredients, 30 hams, and was borne by Do" journeymen butchers on wooden forks. After nn interval of eighteen years, the butchers of Konigsberg made a much larger sausage, which was 1005 yards long, and for which they employed 81 smoked haras, and 18J pounds of pepper, and it weighed near ly nine hundred pounds. They carried it round the town on New Year's day, with great solemnity, and accompanied by bands of music, ond then ate it in company with the bakers, who had made out of twelve bush eU of rye flour eight great loaves, each five yards long, ond baked six huge cakes, which tlwy carried in procession through the town on the 6th of January, and which the butch ers afterwards helped them to devour. Arrival of the Africa. I New York, Feb. 14. The Africa is be low with Liverpool dates to 28th. No ans wer from the Czar. Thk Turkish War. There is but little news as to the Turkish war by this arrival. The Czar's conduct is still evasive, and he does not regard the entry of the allied fleets into the Black Sea as a declaration of war ; and is not expected to send a reply to the Vienna Note until the middle, of February. Me has, however, appointed Count Orloff to visit the Courts of Vienna, Berlin, Paris and London, to explain on what terms he really will treat. It is thought by all, that his object is to gain time. There was a doubtful rumor that Count Parran, lias succeeded Nesselrode as Chan cellor. A quiet tone is observable in the Russian organs, but the appearances of peace are not any nearer. On the Danube, preparations were mak ing by the Russians to attack Kalafat, though they admit it will cost them 10,000 men. Omer Pasha continues to fall on the Rus sians whenever an opportunity occurs. His tactics being to put it out of the Russians' power to fight. Several skirmishes, but no actions of importance. The fleets were last seen part at Sinope, and part near Batoun, but are reported to have sailed for Varna. The Russian squadron was off the sea of Azolt. Ser via js , much aggravated by the in trigues of the Russian Consul General at Bel grade. The Shah of Persia has definitely pro mised to act peacefully towards Turkey. Austria. The Austrian Government has ordered 40,000 troops in great haste to Hun gary. It is not yet known what is going on there. Dost Mahommed was at Candia. There is no news of importance. Bucharest, 24th. 45.000 Russians are concentrated around Kalafat, and great bat tles are expected soon. Arrival of the Canada. Halifax, Feb. 17. The Canada arrived this morning. ' ' Markets. Breadstuffs at Liverpool dull during the first of the week. Since theifr articles revived and in better request ; clos; ing at 2d decline on wheat, and Is on flour. During the week corn nearly recovered its value. The news is ominous of war. The answer from England end France, to the Russian inquiries and respecting the entry of the fleets, was. delivered to. the Russian minis ters in London and Paris on the 1st inst. The terms of the reply had not transpired. The Russian 'nifmster 'is reported to have withdrawn himself from Paris, and the Rus sian minister was to leave : London on the 5th. England is sending a detachment of small steamers to take soundings of the entrance to the Baltic, for the fleets. Latest nv Telegraph Viexsa. Count Buol has drawn up a declaration of neutral ity, with a strong leaning towards the views of the Western powers, and has given this to Count Orloff 36 a final answer. Orloff's mission has therefore failed. The Czar's proposal was to form a de fensive league with all the German States; and if the Western Powers attacked any one of them, Russia would make common cause with them and would not conclude any peace without consulting their interests. The German Powers, through Austria, de linitely refused, and Russia is therefore iso lated. The Western Powers are immediately to demand ihe evacuation of the Principalities ond are to command it forthwith. Orders are understood 1o have been sent to the English and French Embassadors at St. Petersburg!! to demand their passports. At a council held at the Tuilleries on the 30th January, the question of sending an extraordinary' expedition to land a force in Turkey was fully discussed. It is proposed to send 80,000 men. England will send only a small force, but will pay half of the expenses. The British army is to be increased by 11,000 men regulars. Of the navy by 13,- 000 men. No change had occurred at Kalafat Bince last report. On the Danube, although abstaining from great operations, the Turks gave the Russians no rest. - The Russian Minister has paid a formal and final visit to the Foreign department. Important from Lower California. By the arrival of the Star in the West, we are in possession of the. latest news of Walk er's filibustering expedition. The follow ing detailed account is from the San Diego Herald As we were going to press we received further intelligence from Encinada. The bark Anita' had arrived with two hundred and thirty men as an additional force to the command of .Colonel Walker, on the 20th inst., and. immediately landed her troops. At this tirna. the natives had fled, and noth ing more had bsen seen of them after the new forces had arrived. The day after the arrival of the Anita, sixty-five men were ordered to march on the town of Santa To mas, under the command of Capt. Geo. A. Davidson, who effected the taking of the place without a fight. Melendrez and Neg rete had fled, but the property belonging to them in La Grulla was . taken and appropri ated for the use of the expedition. This was principally horses t and cattle, and are all secured in the valley of jEnciuada. The property of Melendrez had been declared confiscated by the Mexican government, he being outlawed by a decree pf,, the military commandant. The new ' Government had taken possession of it in right of the old. tie Has endeavored; to recam the property which was declared, confiscated by order of oanta Anna, by trying to drive the expecli tion from the. t country j and in order to do so, he has forced ;the natives to fight against it. The. inhabitants of this' part of the coun try refused to aidhlrnbu't have been obliged to do so in order to save the. life of Negrete, commandant of Santa. Tomas, and also of the Judge ot First instance whom Melendrez had taken as prisoners, and threatened to put to death if the inhabitants did not en roll themselves under his command. They reluctantly did so, under the promise to re- tease his prisoners.- Ihey besieged us sev eral days, keeping up a constant and ineffec tual fire upon us on the first day of the siege. The gallant McKibbin met his death while taking deliberate aim at the person of the outlaw, Melendrez. The heroic Capt. Gilman, was also severely wounded. With these exceptions, the men are without scathe or injury, and in excellent condition and spirits. On the fifth day our boys made an attack upon their camp, routing them com pletely, killing eight, and wounding several more. We also took . possession of their field piece, ammunition, slock, camp equip page, &c, since which time Mehndrez has not been able to make a stand. The flag of " Two stars " now waves triumphantly over Lower California, and the wealthy rancheros are in extacies, and do not fear to express their joy at our advent. At Encinada all remained quiet at last ac counts, there being nothing whatever to take place except the satisfyingof animal wants, which are supplied by the number of cattle in possession of the expedition. There have been but two deaths in the expedition Lieut. McKibbin and private Bernard McCormick. We are authorized to state that letters have been received at the headquarters of the expedition, from the wealthiest and most influential rancheros in the country, offering to uid the expedition in any desired way, provided all sufficient force be placed in the country to protect the inhabitants from fu ture emergencies arising from such a course. One of them came, , and voluntarily offered to furnish supplies to the expedition in cluding horses sufficient to mount the com mand. This generous offer was refused by President Walker, the forces now having abundant supplies from the confiscated pro perty of the outlaw Melendrez, and, also, because the expedition expects to pay for all supplies received from friendly inhabitants. The ranchero in question stated that the sup plies were gratuitously offered. They, all now feel ssciiret'friitSierfpissigBidn of their property 8nv lives'; ra wcree was issued by the Presideht; 'cWhTmnirtff to death, all nel sons guilty of jplandering the property of the menaiy innaoiiams.-' The expedition has been favored with the presence of an American lady, the wife of Capt. Chapman, of the first party, or " Old Guard," whose attention to the sick and wounded, acts and words of encouragement. and personal heroism, contributed greatly to tne success oi t tie expedition, and to the comfort of the party: During the seige of Encinada she was' constantly at the nost of" danger, loading and passing the arms to the men, ana repeatedly hnng upon the enemy through the. loopholes. Her bravery was such as to astonish those who were bestac quainted with her daring and resolute char acter. Col. Walker is a native of Ohio, and graduated at Frankfort, Ky., at an early agt, and has 6ince' occupied many stations of iruisi arm lespeciaouuy. ne nas travelled through every; country in Europe, and if. conversant with nearly every language spoken, and is considered by those who know mm 'intimately, to oe one ot the fir6t law yers and diplomatists of the day, as well as one of the most remarkable men of our time. ' The party embraces men of every profes sion, among them some surveyors, who are engaged in surveying' the town of Encinada, wun its naroor and approaches, laying out the ground in 'streets and blocks, and super intending the ; repairs, fortifications and buildings ''erecting by the new government. Military posts are established at San Domin go and La Grulla, and garrisoned by detach ments from the main body. These parties are engaged with the Indians in construct ing durable' fortifications at' these placet, and building quarters for the accommodation of the troops. The strictest discipline -pW-vails throughout ' every department of ' the armyi and the soldiers "are constantly drilled in Calup; under the able tuition of comman ders and companies, who are all, without ex ception, officers of experience, and who hae served With gallantry in the Mexican war. The inhabitants are free in their inter course with the officers and soldiers of the command, and all express a willingness to unite with the liberators in sustaining the new government. Frequent conferences have taken place between the wealthy ran cheros and President Walker, and they ate all arhply satisfied with the existing state' of things. r'The proclamation is favorably t' eeived.'and a 'disposition is exhibited' on aU sides to abide by and respect it6 enforce ment. ' 'C " ! .1 -.-, c..7?0i A call has been made upon the inhabitants to unite in convention, for the purpo'se'of adopting a constitution suited to the require ments of the people, arid to establish such a code of laws as may be found adequate to preserve peace and order to the community.. The President is indefatigable in hisdevo tion' to the welfare of the people and his army"; and his time is employed constantly in the labor of his office. f"'i :i: .r ;. The defences of the port of Encinada1 ate now-so far advanced that it is dee'mad 'im pregnable to any force Santa Anna' of any body else can send against it. The supplies for the troops are abundant, and artfweli protected, -so that even a siege could be're resisted with success. The men are in the highest spirits on account of 'their recent achievements, and are ready for any emer gency that may occur, and more than" anx ious for another 'opportunity to measure their prowess with that of the enfcrnr," ' ' ' 1 A Wali to be built around Great Salt Lake City. The News says : "Await will soon be called for around Great Salt Lake City; which' will be entrusted to the Bishops of their several wards to execute. Let them give an example to the Saints throughout the Territory, by their prompt and energetic movements; and let all their wards, and every individual thereof, eay amen, and act accordingly.'' t . New York, Feb. 14. It is reported that the steamer building at Williamsburg on tte plan of the Wm. North of Philadelphia, in tended to run to Europe in six days, has beeu sold to the Sultan of Turkey for $230,000.