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CagntgnJMlk The Cotton Weighers' bill the Semite Insisted upon its amendments. Conference Committee Messrs. Catching and Morgan A large number ol House bills were leud and referred. SENATE BILLS. Mr. Reynolds called up tlie motion to re consider the vote by which the bill to pro hibit trafficking i" corn and cotton at night failed to pass, and the vote v:is reeonsid ereJ, and the bill went over lor engross ment. By Mr. Chalmers: To extend the privi leges 01 the Senate tn Gen. Wade Hampton. The bill to create Deer Creek county was taken up. Mr. Foote moved to make it the special order for Thursday, 34th, at 11 o clock ; carried. - To alter the practice in courts of law on suits ob tromlstcrv notes, etc. Mr. McCas- kill moved to make It the special order for Thursday, 34th inst., at 12 o'clock ; carried. To prohibit certain officers from purchas ing stationerv. etc.. at the expense of the State was intfetinitelv postponed. The Senate insisted upon its disagreement to the Houso amendments to the Senate Sal ary Bill Conference Committee Messrs Terry and Taylor. - The Senate concurred in the House amendment to the bill re-establishing stock laws in certain sections .of Lowndes couuty. INTRODUCTION OK BILLS. By Mr. Gritlin : To re-incorporate Nat' chez ; referred. By Mr. Kverett : To repeal the law re pealing section 2SSS, code of 1871, in rela tion to magistrates fees : referred. Several other Senate bills were read by title ami were placed on toe calendar. Ad journed. HOUSE FOKTV-SECOND DAY. Tcksdav, February 22,' 1876. Air. Speaker Street in the chair. Prayer by Kev. Mr. Galloway, present, W; ab sent. 22. Leaves of absence were fronted Messrs Shrock. Miller, Causey and Chiles, (col). By Mr. Yellowtey : To extend the privi leges of the House to Hon. C. H. Campbell, of Attala, and lion. L. O. Bridewell, at Co piah. Adopted. By Mr. -Vaiden : That the thanks or the House be tendered to the citizens of Vicka burg, for their generous invitatio.i to visit that city on February 22-1 the declination of the invitation being based upon a sense of duty we owe to the public Adopted. Mr. Garrett moved to extend the privi leges of the house to Hon. V. F. Hyer, ol Marshall couuty. Adopted. THB VETO. The Governor's message vetoing the bill to amend the act lunding the debt of Boli var county was read. Mr. Percy moved to postpone action upon the bill; carried. HOUSE BILLS. To give an adequate remedy in certain cases of trespass, with Senate amendments. Mr. Jarnigan moved that the amendments be not concurred ia ; carried. . II. J, R.. in relation. Jo the Southern Pa cific Railroad. Mr. Gibson uttered an amendment. Mr. Yellowley moved to tn ble; lost. Mr. Turiey moved to postpone the resolutions and amendments subject to call ; carried. LAW BT LIMITATION. The Secretary of State informed the House that House bill to amend an act to establish the fees of certain officers has be come a law without the approval of the Governor, under article 4, section 24, of the Constitution. By Mr. Hall: A memorial of citizens of Panola, asking that the county be divided Into two Judicial Districts; referred. - THB AMES INVESTIGATING COMMITTER RE PORT. Mr. Feathers ton, chairman, asked leave to make the report of the committee ap pointed to investigate the official conduct of A. Ames, Governor of Mississippi; granted. Mr. Featherefon moved that the House go into secret session to consider the report and read the testimony ; carried. Yeas 73, nays 17, absent 17. .. SBCKBT SESSION. The House spent the whole of the morn- tag session reading the report and the .tes timony, and took a recess until 3 :30 o'clock, when the reading was resumed. At 5 O'clock p. not having completed the reading, the House adjourned. SEX ATE FORTY -THIRD DAY. Wednesday, February 23, 1876. Mr. President Stone in the chair ; absent five. Leaves of absence were granted to Messrs. Reynolds, Fewell, Carter, FitzGerald and Chalmers, after Saturday. MARDIGRAS. By Mr. Smith : Resolved by the Senate. That when the Senate adjourn on Saturday next, it will adjourn to meet on Thursday the 2d day of March, 1876. Yeas Messrs. Barry, Carter,- -Fewell, FitzGerald. Graham, Griffin, Mendenhall, Metts, Oldham, Pratt, Reynolds, Shirley, Sims, Smith, Stone and Thornton Id. Nays Messrs. Albright, Callicott, Chal mers, Everett, Foote, Johnston, McCaskill, McNeil, Morgan, Stewart, Taylor, Terry, Thompson and Tuttle 14. Absent and not Voting Messrs. Allen, Catchings' Furlong, Gray, Hooker, McClure and White 7. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Mr. Taylor, ebairman, reported II B. to amend section 525, code of 1871; H7B. in re lation to Supervisors bonds ; S. B. in rela tion to costs of records and appeals to the Supreme Court, with amendments, and re commended that they do pass; also S. B. in regard to publication for non-resident de fendants ; H. B. to amend section 2464, in rer gard to debts created for liquors; H. B. to change the name of Josie E. Brown, to Josie E. McClananan, and recommended that they do not pass. Mr. Metts, chairman, reported 8.' B. for the relief ot Mrs. Ann J. Saunders, and re commended that it do pass. Mr. Chalmers, chairman, reported S. B. to incorporate Deer Creek Slack Water Navigation Company, with amendments; H. B. to reduce the corporate limits of Ma con ; recommending that they do pass. Mr. Pratt, for the. committee, reported the presentation to the Governor of a num ber of bills. . . r. : SENATE BILLS. To prohibit : tho sale of cotton and corn at night was. taken up. Mr. Sims moved to refer It to a select committee of three. Mr, McCaskill moved to table; lost; and the bill was referred. Committee Messrs. Sims, Morgan aud Griffin. For the relief of Mrs. Ann J. Saunders, of Tunica county, passed. Relating to coats for records for the Su preme Court; the committee's amendment was adopted, and the bill passed. To amend the charter of Aberdeen,passed. To establish) an agricultural district in fractional township 12, range 19 east, Kemp er county, passed. -. To incorporate Forest Park, in Jackson, was considered at length, and recommitted. laws by approval. The Governor informed the Senate that be has approved the following Senate bills: For the relief of Mary Jane Horn, of Lin- coin county ; lor the relief ol Mrs. A. F. MoDaniel. ot Winston county ; to auit-i d the charter ol Natchez. Br. Mr. Everett : To extend the p ivi,-f:es ot the Senate to lion. H. J. Thomas, of Yazoo; adopted. - p HOUSE bills. The following bills were passed : To amend section 525, Code of 1871 ; to repeal the charter of Granville, Washington conn1 ty; to repeal tlx; anti-liquor law oi I.odi. Montgomery County. The hill to amend Section 2101, Code of 171, in relation to debts for liquor, at.tl amend flic charter ot the Home insurance Company, were lost. The bill in relation to Board of Super visors was referred to Mr. -Reynolds. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. By Mr. Thompson : To require new re cognizance in certain cases ; referred. - By Mr. Taylor : In relation to the inspec tion of public records. Bvlir. Pratt: Relating to the property of religions societies. " j .. ,v HOUSE BILLS. ' To reduce the corporate limits of Oxford passed- - To amend the charter of Columbus passed, To repeal the anti-liquor laws of Starke- villi passed; yeas, 16. nays. 10 EXECUTIVE SESSION. During the session the Senate spent some time lu executive session. -f CONFIRMATIONS. - ? The Senate has confirmed the following:. " TRUSTEE FOR DEAF AND ll(Mft INSTITUTE it. .t. r raii oi iiauhaon. Trustees for Alcorn University Thos. II. Hart, ol Jeflerson ; Jno. A. McNeil, of Pontotoc; J. 1. Carter, of Perry, and M Howi-rd. of Jefferson. Adjourned. HOUSE FORTY-THIRD DAY, Wednesday, February 23, 1876, Mr. Speaker Street in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Hunter. ' Present 99, absent 17. Leaves of absence were granted to Messrs, CampbeM and Warren. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. All referred, except when otherwise noticed- j W- Bv Mr. Dabnev : To iMVd section 1810, code of 1871, in relation to the sale of lands for partition ; also to fix the tune ot meet ing of the Legislature in 1877: also to in corporate the F d wards manufacturing com pany. By Mr. Crosland ? For the relief of T. P. Shaw. By Mr. Bird of Lawrence : To prevent Il legal traffic in aptton at night; also to reg ulate liens between landlords and tenants. Bv Mr. McCormick : To-change the time of holding courts in the several districts. Bv Mr. Rogers: To remove the civu dis abilities of K. K. Patton,of Lafayette coun ty. By Mr. Hudson : For the relief of county Superintendents ol Education. By Mr. Guy ton : -To amend the exemption law. By Mr. Denson : To amend the road laws. Bv Mr. Meluiiis: To Incorporate the Pas- cagoula Wtsarf Company Bv Mr. Hall : To amend section U9a, Code of 1871. in relation to Chancery Courts. Isy Mr. Vanlen : To amend tne charter or Vaidell ; pased. Bv Mr. Vaiden: For the protection ol parental authority over children. Mr. Javne moved to refer. Mr. Baker moved to table; carried. Mr. Jarniaii g rooved t- table the bill ; lost. Mr., lellowley inoveil to suspend the rules so as to allow the bill to be read the third time; lost. Mr. Den son ottered an amendment. Mr. rtogers moved to table ; carried. Mr. Dabney of fered an amendment. Mr. Powell moved to table; carrier!. Mr. Jarnigan moved to refer. Mr. Vaiden moved to table ; carried ; the bill lies over. Bv Mr. Tison : To provide for the pay ment of the outstanding school indebted ness of Lee county ; referred. The following conference committee was anuointed on the Cotton Weighers bill : Messrs, Turiey, Rogers and Dear. The following conference committee was appointed on the Senate salary bill : Messrs. Aid rich, Reynolds and McLaurin, of Smith. LAW BY APPROVAL. The Governor informed the House that he has approved the following House bill : to appropriate money for the benefit of the Normal aciiooi at tiony springs. M r. lisrm moved to go into , SECRET SKSUOJI to complete the reading Of the testimony taken by the Ames investigating commit tee; earned. Mr. Parsons at l'i o'clock moved to take a recess to 3 o'clock; carried. During the evening session the reading was finish ed, the injunction of secrecy as to the re port ot the committee ana tne minority re port was removed, and the House at 5 o'clock adjourned. report. The following is the report of the Ames' Investigating Committee as submitted by Mr. Featherston, chairman, en Tuesday: Legislative Department.) 1 Jackson, Mississippl February 221, 1876.) Mr. Speaker: The undersigned, a special Committee appointed uuder a resolution ot this House, adopted on the 6th day of January last, to investigate the official conduct of his Excellency, Adel bert Ames, Governor of the State of Mis sissippi, and to report the result of such in vestigation back to this House, peg leave to submit the following report: For ttiirtv-eight.davs vour committee has been diligently and industriously engaged in the discharge of the duties devolved upon it by the adoption of the resolution afore said. It has sat from three to five hours ev ery day, aud has examined fifty-five wit nesses; thirty-six or whom aca classifi ed as Republicans, and nineteen as Demo crats. At the beginning of the investiga tion. your Committee directed the Republi can member thereof to inform his Excellen cy, Governor Ames, of the points on which witnesses were Deing examined, from a ay to day, touching his official conduct, and to request him to send in to the Committee the names of such witnesses as he might desire to have summoned and examined in vindication of his official acts, your Com mittee states, with pleasure that this re quest has been complied with, and quite a nuincer oi witnesses nas oeen summoned and examined at the instance of his Excel lency, the Governor, and In fact, all whose presence before, and examination by your Committee was requested by him, have been summoned and examined fully, with the exception of one whose illness after he was summoned, prevented his attendance. The testimony taken has not been ex parte, ana with a view of developing but one side of the case, but your Committee has, in fairness and justice, endeavored to reach a conclusion fully justified by the proofs on Dotn aides, and, impartial as Between the people of the State and his Excellency the Governor. Your Committee has considered it a question of too much importance to ad mit of a hasty or superficial examination. And in pursuing this inquiry, its members have endeavored to dlyet themselves of all partisan feeling and political and personal Dreiudice. ami to keep steadily in view the one great object to be attained by this in vestigation, that is, to asvertaiu whether the official conduct of Governor Ames has fur. nished the people of the State with grounds which would justify and demand nis im peachment. How far vour Committee has succeeded in excluding from their delibera tions all improper influences, and in basing their report, upon the impregnable founda n ii-e and to the mi hitrum-nr ot n npirfial in!. Ire. he -. nsi.-i, i at ' .-. . Committee ha not Ih n ah', or -:e- ; sired, but has been force-1 on theiu l ; convictions of duty, and gl idly would they j have arrived at a different eoi c'n-ion. f t ' the honorof the Stale and its chief cxvcn- j tive officer, if the testimony in the case had j justified theiu in doing so. Your Committee, th-rei'me. Mihmit that i Adelbert Ames. Governor of the State oft Misi.-.-ip,ii, should he impeu-h-'d and i:-- ' moved from oilie.- !'.r hi- oilic ai mi-em - .i..,., n tl.e following install e-: 1. n refusing t execute the laws by fail ing to remove W. M. Conner, Sheriff" of Noxubee county, from olliee in Atifjusr, 1S75, at which time he was reported to him as a defaulter, holding twenty two thousand dollars (22,0OO) of public money, aud re fusing to pay over the same to the county of Noxubee. 2 lu refusing to execte the laws in the case of M. L. Holland, State Treasurer, who was reported to him by the Attorney -General of the State in the summer of 1875, to be in office and in charge of the State Treas ury withont having given bond and secu rity, as the law requires. 3. In calling for United States troops in JahStary, 1875, and causing A. J. Flanagan, : .-m i in i iaiirui.iullLJ'llu urvji-'cinj 1 1 win his office by said troops, and another man installed iu his stead, in violation of tiie Constitution and laws of the State. 4. In permitting H. Cassidy, .lr.. Chan cellor ol the District, and" J. B. Deason. District Attorney ol the District, to exchange offices, in 'violation of the Con stitution and laws ot the State. 5. In permitting the convicts in the penitentiary, by contracts approved by liim, to be leased out to his partisan Iriends. Messrs. French & Jobes. in IS75. without pay or compensation, when the same con victs were leased to other parlies within a very short time, by French & Jobes for a large sum of money. . In the removal of w. B. Peyton, Chancellor of the llitn District. 7. In the removal of V. A. Dreimau, Chancellor of the 12th District. 8. In the removal of Thompson Chris tiari, Chancellor ot the 4th District. 9- In the appointment ot C. Culleng, L, C. Abbott, J. D. Barton and Win. Breck. Chancellors of their resiiective Districts. 10. In his abuse of power and violation of law in directing Peter Crosby's return lo Vicksburg in December, 1874. and in sus taining said Crosoy in his efforts tn take posession of the office of Sheriff of Warren county by force ol arms, whereby a.oosalict between the races was brought on, and much blood was shed and many lives were lost. 11. For his official acts in arming the militia of Hinds county in September aud October, 1873, I u time of peace, and especi ally for detailing Charles Caldwell's com pany coin posed ol colored men, to escort arms to Edwards Depot, said company be ing officered in part by, and the rank and file composed ol, colored men known to have participated in the Clinton riot, and causing them, armed and defiant, to parade rite streets of Cliut:i, jroing to and return ing from 1M1 wards uepoi, with the aeiiut-r- ate intent to create a disturhance and plunge the country in a war of races w ith all its attendant hrror. In support ot the foregoing Secifieattous. your Committee is ot the opinion that the prool will show that the .lu- icial Depart ment oi the State Government has not only been tampered with by his I xc llency , but that lie has sought to naralvz . lo dwarl, lo emasculate and to render it entirely sub servient to his will. That bis Excellency has failed and refused to execute the laws by non action in some instances, and by the removal of officers in others, whenever his personal or partisan interests would be promoted tnereuy. mar. ne is respnnsioie lor the conflict between the races at Vicks burg iu December, 1874, aud lor the loss of human life which then and there occurred, and that he would have been responsible for a greater loss of life in Hinds county in the fall of 1875, but for the timely inter ference of prudent and discreet persons to prevent the same. v itnout attempting to any lyse, to classify, to con-tense, or to recite any ot the testi mony in this report, your Committee here with submit it to the House for its candid. conscientious aud impartial judgment, in obedience to the terms of the resolution un der which your Committee was appointed. lour committee recommend the adoption of the resolution herewith submitted. Respectfully submitted. W. S. FEATHERSTON, Chm'n. W. F. Tucker, W. A. Percy, U. L. Muldrow. Parsons submitted a miuoriay re Mr. port. The vote bas not yet oeen taken. RESOLUTION. The Committee also reported the follow ing resolution : Hetolved, That Adelbert Ames. Governor Of the State ot Mississippi, be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors in office. HAKKETSBV TELEfiRAPH MoBtetaary. New York, Feb. 23. Money offered at 4. Gold 1414. Sterling easier; Govt's dull and steady; new 5's 18?419. States quiet and nominal. New Orleans, Feb. 23. Gold 14. Sight t premium. Sterling, bank, 5 5034. New York, Feb. 23. Stocks antive and lower. Money 3. Gold 148. Exchange: long 4 iJt; short $4 90j. Gov'ts active and steaddy. State bonds quiet and steady. except Louisiana's which are lower. London, Feb. 23. Street rate 3J, which is H below bank. - Paris, Feb. 23. Rentes CGf75c. CottOB. New Orleans, Feb. 23. Cotton, demand ood. Sales 7,750 bales. Desirable kinds firm; other descriptions irregular; quota tions unchanged. New York, Feb. 23. Cotton dull. Liverpool, February 23 Noon. Cotton steadier: middling uplands 6Jd ; middling Orleans ii !M6d. Sales 12,000 bales. Specu lation and export 2,000 bales, lieceipts 22,-. uou oaies. j New York, Feb. 23. Cotton dull. Sales 727 bales. Uplands 1234'c ; Orleans 12 15- 1G. Futures opened easier; March 12 19-32(3 21-32c; April 12 29-32c; May 13 5-32(93-16c; June 13?B7-16c. Groceries. i New Orleans. Feb. 23. Sugar, demand good; common 55(86 Jac ; fair to fully fair 0Ji7c; prime 7ic; 'strictly prime to choice Tfimy' Moiusses: goou grades in demand ; others neglected ; fermenting fair. 3538c; prime 3840c; .strictly prime 43 45c; reboiled fair 43c; prime 45c; choice oOc. lour quiet; su peril ne 4 00; xX $4 25; XXX $4 506 -00; choice and family $6 507 75. Corn meal dull and lower; Corn active and firmer; 540c. Oats quiet; 444Gc. Bran lower; 75c. Hay quiet; strictly prime to choice wa. Pork easier; ?20 00(S)20 50. Dry salt meats, good demand ; 9 1 1 tc 14"-c Bacon dull ; quoted at 10(ai314(S14,.Jc. Hams: choice sugar cured scarce anil In demand ; 4lc. Kice quiet; common to cnoice ixuisiana 4l-..t t)3,c. Coffee, good demand: ordinary fo prime 15418c. l.a.tl, good demand ; 12;?4 (ffinc tv uibKy uuii ; rectmeu si U'J(cf 1J. New ork, Feb. 23. Flour dull and un changed. Wiieat quiet and steady. Corn steady. Pork firm; 9l 00. tion ot truth, as furnished bv 'he tesc:m thev submit to the judgment ol this II INTELLIGENCE. couet of Mississippi. Cases Decided Tuesday, iFeb. 16. 1 '-4 i Will leer. RBll Otlirr. n. Joinrr, Oiiiiium of the Court, iv Takbell, J. This was a hill tiled Jiiiim 1st. 1875, to en loree a li"ii on real esia'.e. Summons issuvd on s.iine dai , returnable to the lirst day of the next term, the 7th day of June. Process was executed on the day of its issuance. There was a pto-eon decree on the 10th of June, followed immediately without reference to a master. Ifekt: i . - 1. The statute (M005. Code Of 1871,) re quires the originhl process iu. Chancery, to he refurnaole to the next rule uay in vaca tion, on the first day of the term, to he held ten days after its issuance. Where the pro cess is issued wltliie tea days of the term, ic should be returnable to tliff next rule day iiri vacation.' & 4k if jo I II. There should uavecttia reference to a master to emnpiftiitftd state the amount due tbs complainant. lievered ami remaml- '- C. W lloin, v. W. Irtee Oi'iidon of tie gouri bjf SimbIll, J. Thl Vivas a sV.lt for trQ:h of contract. There as atrial and verdict for the plaintiff in error, -whictfteras et- aide on uiotion by the Ci-cuit Court and a new trial granted. There was a hill of exceptions containing the evidence on the first trial. On the second trial there was a verdict and judgment for the defendant in error. No bill of exceptions to the second trial. The objection here Is that the first verdict was improperly set aside. The case turned on the facts. Held : Thattt-wus., uut. apparent. tlmt the first verdict was improperly set aside, and the result of the second trial affords a . strong reason that the new trial was properly g-raflted, (citing 28 Mississippi, D.-384, and 47 Mississippi, p. 393.) Affirmed. Cases Decided jMonday, Feb. 21. J. '. plg-li . Uaac Waldrow (-This was a bill iirW" Splglrt against Waldrow, for partition of a tract of land, or for sale, and division of the pro ceeds, claiming an undivided one-third in terest in the land. Waldrow was in pos session, hoqliug adversely under claim of title to thewhole tract. Suiglit had Diir- chased,iulun6ivided one-third interest at execution sale miner a judgment rendered against one latum, lhere was evidence on the point that Tatmn had no title; and the validity of the title set up by Spight was denied iu . the answer. The only ques tion considered by the Supreme Court was whether the Court of Equity had jurisdic tion. Held: 1. The rnle isHn Bartilion in nuitv is. that this reined yMsot framed on the pred icate that thotcomplaioaint may litigate aud establish hisrijfhagarust the defendant, and Mienf in tin same proceeding, have h par i ion or a sale. The general rule is. that th. complainant, where his title Is tie uied, must first establish itt validity at law. 11. The remedy is also Dased on the the ory ol a joint possesion. In the case at bar, even il the sale under the judgment vested the title to a third interest in the complainant, the defendant holding ad verse possession under claim ot title to tin whole tract, then, the complainant only had a right of entry, and should obtain actual seizin beforoiie dan demand partition. Af firmed. DlcCarlsy fa. Thomas 1,737. Field Ko. Opinion of Oie'tjourt by Takbell, J. McOarlev sold certain lumber to Thomas Field on his credit. Thos. Field afterwards sold the lumber to-Mrs. Catherine Field, who used it in tl ejection of a building on her land. McCarfey tiled a peticlon-against Thos. Field and afterwarda ao amended pe tition against bim anaVMra. Vie Id, to enforce iurail fHA, co eniurce a theixl -anj buildings. a mechanics' Iien-oo Held. I. The Dlaintifte VrWw 'Bfcving' sold the lumber to Thorn. ?V;deJth credit of the latter and there beT M-'Hority of con tract between Mrs. Field and the plaintiff in error, it follows that the latter had no lieu on tier land for the lumbsr thus sold. 1 1. It the case rested on the theory that Thos. Field was acting as the agent of Mrs. Field, then the remedy is barred by the six moutus' limitation, tne amended petition, being the commencement of the suit against her, not having been filed within the six mouths required Dy the statute. Ajnrmea. W. . Wiley t.fli(M yi of New "y ' jf f'. . Albaeo. fSfto. Opinion of the Court by "Tarbell, J. There was a lodgment against Wiley at the suit of defendant inMrer rendered by the Mayor a (New Albans, who by law was ez-ojficiotrJustice of the Peace. Wiley ap- peaiea towne uircuit oourt, whereon motion the appeal was dismissed, and leave to amend the affidavit for appeal was denied. it is not snown Dy tne record whether tne conviction or judgment was for a violation of a town ordinance or a law of the State. Held: ' I- The fight to amend the affidavit is clearly given by statute. 11. it the ottence was against a law of tne Stte, the right of appeal existed ; it, how e, it was against a town ordinance, then tne ngnc 01 appeal, unless allowed ex pressly bv statute, is doubtful. Tiie nature of the ease not being shown by the record, the judgment of the Circuit Court is pre sumed to be correct. Affirmed. j ; : Herat, Tax; Collector. v, J. A. T. Ut-eeaf, io. last. Re-argument allowed on one questions. viz: Whether the action of the .Board oft Supervisors, in approving the-eesessmentff roiis, was conclusive on f ac a, ween, ine decision of all other questions already de cided, to remaiu unaffected. '. . ' jn.Waiilace v :.'ulU. kkaislit- Opinion o tA QnartJiy SimkAll, J. This was eta issue at law as to the title to personal property. There bad Men three trials, thai dry finding eeth time for the de fendant up error.: xiterayideaceiiwas con- fiietmff, atttMto miesttew ot law-was pre sented. Held That the case was peculiarly one for the mrv to determine, and the tact that there had been three verdicts for the defendant in error Lwas strongly persuasive that the right was witu ner yspirmeti. : - If am va. Tiplcr aid Anotber -To. . Opinion of Vie Court by Tabbell, J, This was a bill in equity tdef join a sale under a deed' ih trust. On motion before answer the injunction was djssolved. On the facts stated In -the. bilf, 'the Supreme Court reversed this decree and remanded the LEGAL oavee for answer. .rlorsran II. 'llinmpocin al., v H i II i in i. Mirie-kluMd el nl. Opinion of lie Court by Bimkall, J. This suit was bi-gun originally by Thoma If. Hudson and wile, and Morgan 11. Thompson. The latter has ceased to have any interest in it, and if. is now prosecuted uy Hudson and w lie. 1 lie hu t- are these: .;ui;e .,1. iiinmpsou uieo in i-i, leaving La large esta'e, in real aud personal property. "ii--. iiiiui-iiii. iortaii ii iiionipsoii uul Mrs Strickland (wjie Pi Viur Jii-Strick- land) were Ins. cievisees. Strickland wa appointed guardiaii for Mrs. Hudson, then unmarried and a minor, ahtl Morgan H. Thompson, also a minor.' : The testa tor provided in his will, that tlw property sheiild be kept together until tlie youngest child was of age. , , ' ' During the minority o"r his wards Strick land, without adequate -consideration, in duced thein to sell aud convey certain prop erty situated in Holly Spriwgs to uiui. In 10K7 I ....... T-: O.-t.l.i , .owi , fcrn-j were iiionceu lu join Ol nuHiauil aud wife in a deed, conveying a pSTeel of laud to one Wallf and Ul L888, idl-.lx;lnx under age and waids of Stricklaiqd, t the suggestion of the latter, they executed an agreement for a partition of a large tract Of the lauds descended from tfielr father, which was consummated, and deeds in sev eralty made. It this partition Mrs. Strick land received the most valuable share. Mrs. Hudson attained her majority IiiFeh ruary, lstil. 'Anditf ISOffshe filed a biil in equity to vacate these anuveyunaes- There was a decree in the, Ubancery Cowl in favor of the defendants. , ri . .'. ., On aooeai to the Aunt erne Court r.li'e onlv question discussed and Considered by the Cuurt was, whether Mrs. Hudson had lost her right to disaffirm theseiots, because of her delay in asserting her rights iu Court. Held . rt . . . I. These transactions net.vpeM 'the trn-i r- iflan and his ward si in view of his toiluence over them aud -their jeoptideuce An him. should not be permitted to stand unless en tirely fair, and nheljiiivocally ratified by them after attaining their majority. -II. There may be waiver of a right or the confirmation ot a voiaaoie aot oy acquies cence and an election to.abide by the act may be Inferred from an' unreasonable delay. Keasonable dinsrence' in' takinu- stena to avoid tne act is required. 5 ; 111. It ts impoesibteto lav down a fi-cner- ai rule as to. whal constitute unreasonable delay, each case must be determined bv its vb pectiliar'eiaeumt(mcesi XV. In the tMHintreajy omi delay in com- nseecinsr iinit tifcTacata rim rf-timrrriiirfn ! iiua of the attendiag' eveiits and circum stidjces, cannot be t-egartfed as unreasona ble. .Nor can a eoRnrmafioirof voidable acts be inlerrefl fron hr tatlare during the pe riod from 1861 f I860, to. assert her rights 1. a court of justice. In January, 1861, theiiordinance of secession" -Was naRserl dn- fhg the same year laws staying the cnllec- Ltion of debts wereinacted, aud dorhut part ohi. na.ln.1 U..U ...(.. : . 1 kh-ie Federal forc,eSjTlic yar tcclpiicjiljy T w-Si- . T: "LL rt wujiiwi e"'.u npin , .Qtnj. iitung ail tins pe ltu little attention was mid to'urivate interests. I view of all these circumstances, Mrs. Hudson has not lost- her right to.disaffirni these acts by her delay in bringing suit. V. It follows that the complainant is en titled to have these conveyances vacated, end to be restored to her original riirhts as joiiri; owner; Strickland id account for rents tor th" town property, anil lor tlie other tract of laud so far asltlias oeen tiro- rfhictivctoh in. ! (Note. Because of the uncertainty ot lielule to the truct. couvaved.to Wall, the oeeej to mm win not ue disturbed. He- verted and remanded. -.The Coanectlcnt .AomlaallonN. New Haven. Feb. .23 The. Democratic State Convention nominated the old officers. The Democratic-Liberal parly of Connecti cut in convention assembled pledge' them selves anew -to ine principles wiMen lliey have repeatedly adopted and 4whiclt ' the people of this State have auuroved: the Constitution and the Union 'shall be main tained, with the suprenracv of the civil over the military authoriry ; we demand for the individual the largest liberty consistent! with public order; for . the State self-government, and fof- the Fed eral Government -a return to tlie meth ods ot peace - and tlio Constitutional limitation of - power. 2d Refocqt in -yie civil service. 3d. The puJilio, creilit o ttte Union must' be maintained. Th, The pwklic lands must be kept for' settlors and subsidies to corporations- must cease.- 5th. Compliments the Democrats of the House in reducing appropriations, ,6th., The, Only currency known to the Constitution of the u iii tea states is goio ana stiver,-ana coin forms the only staple basis for theouimer- elnl neeecairiea of the world. The hpinA. cratic party of the lJuioifc has never-tailed to recognize and support tnisesseonai-prln-: ciple, but following a great nd Js tf war, we find an irredeemable- euTrcnce"at:onr doors. It is therefore the duty of Congress to adopt such measures as shall lead to an early resumption of specie payment, while guarding its acts by that prudence which the interests of commercial, -manufacturing and industrial pursuits demand. 7th. Re peal the resumption acts passed by Ltte Jle nublicans as" a mere act -of party exnedlencv lou-their parte Sth. 1Thatr-hi4Jn-veioii, lk-: .i : .1. .1. ...i t.A ritv of the Seoators,aiul Representatives in Congress from this State, rely upon such ac tion at their hands as will' aid in ' placing the rt nances of the country upon a constitu tional basis. ;-::! , The Span lab Wji Madrid, Feb. 23. It is, officially an nonnced that the Rovalists santured Tolosa. As the Alfonsists entered Tolosa the Car- lists retired, and the' War may be consid ered as virtually, ended. The army and fleet saluted .Alfonso on entering San Se bastian. ' " It is officially conmrme that Gen. Dorre- garry has taken refuge in France. The Carlists are now concentrated, a part at Alsasna and a part at Zeimarraga. jon Carlos himself is with the former body. The Carlist4lenerai lHe was killed in the engagement pf Penaplata. k , a . ' f aris, Feb. 23. IJt Mems - now- decided that when the Carlist war is over ex-Queen Isabella will enterMrrain-and Alfonso will meet her at tin frontier to conduct her to the capital. . . ... ; - The Tarkbh Wu. . - Vienna', Feb. 23. A semi-official commu nication from Constantinople, says that Turkey sent instructions . to Servia and Mbntenegre.to withdraw tlieir subjects from -th) Insurgent ranks, or otherwise she will. occupy hotn principalities. - ' Constantinople, ' Feb. ' 23. The ; Sultan bas signed a decree granting pardon to all who will return home within a month. The government has announced that it will have their nouses ana cnurcnes, wnicn were de stroyed, re-built at lis own txist," and will furnish the insurgents with the means of resuming their usual avocations. The au thorities on the frontier are ordered to ac quaint the insnrgents-ofthe lmperfal de cree, and to affordthei? the necessary fa cilities tor-returning totneir nomes. Arretted lor Eabemleaeat. New York, Feb. 23. Richard B. Irwin agent of the Pacific mail steamship coinpa- pany, was arrested on the complaint of Kutus Hatch, charged with tne embezzler ment of $750,000 ol the company's property, He was bailed in $50,000. Rv Tfilfiimmh j o x WASIII.-MWXO.-V IIEJIS iValional Democratic Coaveaitioa Washington, Feb. 23. The National Democratic, Convention resolved to con tinue its headquarters at Washington, and to take such steps as may be necessary to secure organizations in the several States, and the chairmen of committees in their respective States are requested to co-operate. Thanks were tendered to Col. Coke, of. Willard's, for the free use of Willard's Hall. Senator ll insom, of North Carolina, offered the following, which was adopted with apnlause : That the unanimous thanks of the National Democratic Convention are hereby voted to Hon. Augustus Schell, tor his able, faithful and energetic discharge of his duties as its chairman, for the last year. Later. It was said by some of the West ern members ot the .National Democratic ii'ii.ciiMuiii vceinuif. limb i.ue iinniieiai platform which will be prepared bv the House caucus committee, will be based on representation. Paine's bill wi.l be such that the Democracy can safely present it to the Western voters. Later. The National Demi cratic Com mittee, to whom is delegated the power of fixing the rime and plaee of holding the National Democratic Convention of 1876, have appointed Tuesday, the 27th of June next, noon, as the time, and selected St. Louis as the place, nf holding such conven tion. Each State will be entitled to a rep resentation equal to double the number of Irs Senators and Renresentatives in the Con gress of the United States ; and the Terri- . tory of Colorado, whose admission in July, as a State, will give it a vote in the next Electoral College, is also invited to send delegates to the convention. Democratic- Conservative and other citizens of the Uni ted States, irrespective of past political associations, desiring to co-operate with the Democratic party in its present efforts and objects are cordially in- Vluetl I.O join in seuuing ueicabei, bu-ilie National Convention. Co-operation Isde- sired from all persons, who would change an aiimilliSLntiiuu iiiab uassuiiureu 1.11c puu lic credit, to become and remain inferior to other and less favored nations; which has permitted commerce to be taken away by-, foreisrn riowers: which has stiffed trade bv iiaju3t,unequaiea ana pernicious legislation ; which has imposed an unusual tax, and run- , dered it most burthensome; which hag changed a-growing prosperity to wide spread suffering and want; which bas , squandered the public moneys recklessly anddetiantly, and shamefully used the pow er, that, should have beeu swilt to Dumsn crioie.fo protect it; for these and other rea- sons; the .National Democratic party deem the public danger imuiii.eut and are earnest ly .desirous of securing to our country the government, and cordially Invite the co operation of their fellow citizens in the ef fort to attain this object: - Signed Thos. A. Walker, S- R. Ceck rill, Frank McCoppin. Win. H. Barnum, Charles Beaster, Charles E. Dyke, A. R. . Lawton. Svcracuse H. McCormick, Thos. Dowling, M.M. Ham, Isaac E. Eaton, H. D. Mcllenry, H. D. Ogden, S A. M. Sweatt, A. Leo Knott. Wm A. Moore. Wm. Loch- ran, J. n. onarpe, uoun hi. rnrai, ueo. Miller. Tlira. II. Williams. John B. Eaperlr. . Theo. F. Randolph. M. W. Ransom; John G. Thompson, Jas. K. Kelly, Jas. P. Barr, Nicholoa VanSlvck. Thos. Y. Simons, Wm. B. Bate, A. S. Stockdale, B. B. Smalley, John Goode, Jr., John Blair Hoge, Geo. H. raul, Tlios. M. ratterson. - Augustus Schell, Ch'n. "PBUDERfCK O. raiNCR, , Sec'y National Convention. ... SENATE. Washington, Feb. 23. In the Senate, ad verse reporus were uiihii; i jtvjh i, Kc uuiu- ber of petitions for compensation for losses sustained during the war, and the cotton claims were discharged from their further consideration. . lit the Senate Arnold presented petition of Oemptame & Co., Clarlin & Co., and other leading merchants, against the repeal of the bankrupt law, and suggesting certain amendments. ; Morton presented the petition of 15000 women and 14,000 voters of temperance, praying, among other things, the require ment of total abstinence from all alcoholic linuor In civil and militarv officers. Mr. Stevenson moved to rep. al that part of the law of 1872 which requires pivot drawers on the Ohio river bridges. The Committee on Claims reported ad versely on the petitions from Mississippi, asking an extension of time for presenting claims to the Southern Claims Commission. The District Interest Bill and the but tor the protection of Indian reservations from depredations, was discussed to adjournment. HOUSE. Mr. Kerr resumed the chair In Improved health. A number of resolutions ot Inquiry were offered including one affecting the Chinese Minister, Seward. Mr. Banning offered a bill to reduce the army gradually to 20,000 and unite the quartermaster and subsistence departments. The bill removing the political disabili ties of Daniel T. Chandler has passed, and goes to the President for his approval. The resolution authorizing suo-comm it- tees charged with investigations to send for persons ana papers nassea. The bill to prevent the useless slaughter ' of buffalo In the Territories passed the House and went to the Committee on Pen sions without action. Adjourned. Gen. Fremont was before the sub-committee of the House Committee on the Ju diciary to-day, with reference to the Trans Continental R. R. Co. ; be testified that he knew nf no money having been improperly spent to influence the passage of the bill. and therefore couidn t turnisn a list oi tne beneficiaries, as be bad been asked to do by the committee; he was closely questioned about the negotiation of the Memphis & El Paso Co., in Europe,and said that the compa ny sold them to Paradies, of Paris, who was at the head of the stock exchange, and who put them on the market with tlie dec- lurntisin that: l.hpv ware rnnrnleArl he th. United States, which was not the fact. The company ndt only did not advise, but knew nothing of such declaration until after It was made. The Pacific Railroad Committee had no quorum this morning, and on motion ot Mr. Atkins, adjourned for one week, as some members were necessarily absent. The heirs of Jno. J . Crittenden have sued Fremont for $10,000, alleged due for legal services. i It has been decided that the appointment of Shanks, as Commissioner for the Indian Territory was unauthorized by law; $5,000 have already been paid to Shanks. The bill considered in the Committee of the Whole to-day restores to the pension rolls persons stricken therefrom fot- disloy alty; it will pass to-morrow. Pinohback'8 case is again among the buried issues ; no one thinks or talks about it. . In the Cabinet meeting, nothing special was transacted.