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THE S P I It IT 0 F DEMO C.'E A C Y
A COT N 1 7 -v k. W fc. , ..PkOI'RIKT'iR. , . Rhitok. -WOOaSFIKI.iK !(. JAN. 3V I860. e. go. i a press one tiay in aa- . an8-of-onr: usual time in order that all MikAds.itaat enjoy New Year's Day. m KTfW'f, he. published the De'in ni(lie Jjist .longer than the law requires Sftti Ofder" that, our hand Vhight enjoy the 'Tiolydhy. i: To those acquainted with the - jjery.coihung employment of printers, 8ljijWiU certainly, be excuse enough. iusi io;,Kniour " uou oi nonor '91rjhe month of December. Such a list igbddena. the. heart of the, printer, .and .hiakcshim''ftsel comfortable these cold .-ax EggFTWe. have news from Washington t'Saturday night.- Still no election ... The Iase vnto on X.-itnril.itf wis ns frI .,iow:s: Banks 93, Richardson C6, Fuller Pennington 6, scattering 4; necessary i,nbice"-102. - fdv ?ff:f i T . ' i , - .' -inJSirTue late arrivals from California 'Taiid'Qregan bring intelligence that the In- ani'are becoming' very troublesome. qyeijai ..engagementsj between thcra artd 0thcv,white,havo taken place. ; . A Happy Itew Year JrVIkii our natrons especially to all who (Jyjva, paid , o3 .and to all who intend to -ppajr and that we think includes pretty 'neirlyill.'i We have a list of good pny Ytifsubsttriberi; and what is still better, fjYe nkr'e near iwo- hanilrcd more of them jebWrS HXFW v-'-s, .. :' l isTha-.past 4ycar vUas been one of great .reKperity' td-'utho farmer'.:. At no time, 'our1, recollection, has1 he received sn'cij1 "prices Jot' his surplus produce as dnJpg;'fne.year 18551. This has enabled him' to meet his engagements with the . niefchanV and?' the mechanic,' and conse- ntiAnf I ionoif I nvAenAVitir hiD Miaviilan rfWc?'ia.i .lnd - May this continue to be odlljO;Cksc And, Way, thefarnicr, through ijtrtfthe year 1856, still be blessed in "his ? lasl&t aridTtis store:" : Then the printer, jn his , laoofs.. to ; spread information 6jthrongboat the land, will not be forgotten. -w)b Therefore ; we , say to all our readers, lbjii i.Ji IIAl'Py NEW YEAR. 3.'a'tus'. v :juug ifieiiun uxu -oi"tripping Hie; light, fantastic toe," these 'a'tvinteT bighll" let them not forget in -nri.:i .l ' r; M sncxr ixKMUunis oi J umuii.y, iu.ii u tew u. 3iUiir?ne8 could be profitably fipent in fniicviag the wants of the poor and needy. Miftsnch. objects of charity arc not in our ''fnimedtate ; vicinity, they nre scattered 0.4b:Foad bVcr "the land, and there are plen alfJ of 1 benevolent, persons who will willing 0f.j Jake j charge , of their spare cash, and o M9 fhat it is properly applied. ;Geaium'8 Magazine. The Jan No. 'rthts'iold favorite is on our tablo Those fW&o desfrc a? magazine from Philadelphia onnot do better than subscribe for Gra- ''ho BcaaUes of llic OpposJlton. ic'nsTondoai and Kiiow Xothingism is . in. a beautiful snarl at Washington. On jw,Wc(Jne6(lay last a resolution was adopted 1 that the House would not adjourn until M'k Speaker vas elected. Then after an -X-t-ra-o-rd-i-n-a-r-i session of four ' Wii ,? a half the- House fooi a recess riiTTUnrsday 'at 12 o'clock 1 ! '.Wonderful, XiWM'iit it Z that the members of the House of Representatives of the Uuited States, ,'onld . endure ; snch tremendous labor, pd .only get- jmid at the rate of about i-tuoi'dol?ars per, hour for each member! '- Tkai. ' DtAmnntlff I.1IA pttir..,m. lliAII i Tl A h AllCIt, DIUIUAVUQ HVlb DIIVIlM IUM .1V jresolation. ' The opposition to the Democratic par- jtiXj in the House number fully a to J? and i yeV they have, not' elected a Speaker. 'lrTenIy, this is a great conntry. , 3&lsrrr:,i . Accidents. baipjfbr a-week pa6t the roads and streets liare been so slipery as to render it dan ' gcous. for pedestriaus to ' be . abroad. Mr.TL.EWis Shipley, of this place, on y)CUxitnias, slipped and fell, dislocating his tipoint, and otherwise injuring him. MrIiATTA; of Wayne township,' we are ' informed, also fell and broke one of his "'i'FrRE.- The large new frame house of r. Ilntton, about two and a half miles .,qrth,of Spmcrlon, Belmont connty, was it entirely consumed by fire on Thursday bight ' lasti ' The old house, (which was ''also consumed, and in which the fire orig inated.V contained two hundred bushel: ...of .wheat, and the tobacco from . fifteen ' - - icres of ground; none of which was saved. 'niThc 'contents of the new house were got- tetf out J-iK"Flour was selling at Cincinnati, ontlic2TthDec, at $7,50.: Molasses at 4.1. i. v ; The Editor. ; -V Sailed on board the new clipper-built sled, Sunfish, J-.;25V Simmons, Master, on Friday t' morning last, the 'Editor cf the Spirit. After paying a flying visit to Clariugton and the villages in its suburbs, snch as T3ell-Air; and Wheeling, ho will depart, ostensibly, for the "city of mag nificent distances" Washington bnt whether that city is his only port of des tination, this deponeth saith not. One of the avowed: objects of the Edi tor is. to assist Greeley in organizin $ the House; but whether, in his letters home, I he will take upon himself the important airs of his contemporary, (ahem!) remains to be seen. Greeley says "?re have not elected a Speaker yet, but v-c will do so soon," or "vre will vote for Hanks till the 4th. of March, 1857," &c, Ac. Our advice to onr Editor is, that whilst in Washington he must, in walking up or down Pennsylvania, Afnne, put his hands on his back, take, long strides, and gaze at all the signs on the street, or he cannot hone to coual the great advocate of all , , , e , the great tsms and humbugs of the day. ? - , . Another piece of advice, wnu-h we tn- tend for the ear of the Editor alone, (and the reader. will, therefore, skip this para graph,) is, that he will not, so far forget the. pbsition be occupies, when at homo, as to imagine that he is a member of Congress, and seek a seat ou the. floor of the . House. . We do not wish to sec him sink the. dignity of an Editor by any such means. If ho does he- had better keep it to himself. Another thing should be irsprcssed upon h:s misd : Not to make more than fifty calls on New Year's Day, or the morning of the 2nd of January, -will find him en joying. a glorious headache. ' ," : We commend the Editor to the kind care aud attention of our friends Wauox, Mason, and Coixedge. Show Jere. .the sights, but keep a watchful eye over him. We will be under obligations to our Rep resentative, Mr. . Albrigut, if he will also .have a .fatherly care over him, and charge him to "bo careful not to write such letters, as Greeley, or the eople here will think he has gone Crazy. ' . . After the Editor has learned the ropes and passed his alloted time in Washing ton, ; our friends !will please deliver hira over to the Conductor of the-Railroad, properly L" marked and' numbered as be low?', . . "'. , . j- w -, : ' -v . . . ' Care "Spirit" Office, ' . Woodsfield, Ohio. Ha Baltimore and Sunfish. . . , -( TVtis side vp with care. ... Having thus accounted for the absence oi tne iMiiior, at least. jar a true statement of the case. He admit advised, we" have nothing further to addled the lawless character of the force as except to wlsli him a safe and pleasant . ' - -'1 tnpi Anotiier of t!io Heroes cf tlic " Revolution fonc. . Mr. John Pratt, the last of the Rcv olutiortlry Heroes of this county, died on the 2Gth ult., at the residence or his mercud says that Go. Shannon thrcatcn son, near this place, at the advanced agc;cd to restrain Ihe "law and order" juirty, of 106 years.- Mr. Pratt, until within tr as it is called by the U. S. troops, instead few weeks of his .death was able to walk about, without any aid, except his cane. He has voted at every. Presidential elec tion, from ' the timed wasmugtou to Pierce; choosing 4;o vote the Democratic ticket ever since the orgauization of that party. ' lie had a love for Washington amounting almost to , idolatry. Iu his extreme old age, something of the fire of youth lit up his eye when any one spoke highly of the "Father of his Country," and he that spoke "disparagingly, went unscathed only because the arm .that would have chastised him was chained by infirmity Tim, nrfi nSsinn- ftw8r. the remnant of , , j f . i d wut pr.acuu,, Vu u r..ww b eration of men who tore the shackles from our country, and made itthe happiest on the face cf the earth. It is to these men that we look for illustrious types of a noble and chivalrous manhood, of which past history furnishes no example. As another has said : "the very existence of such iheu, the mere fact that they lived, is a treasure of iuestimable worth to our people. It may keep us froin falling, or, if, unhappily, we should fall, it furnishes the means of our recovery." . i Democi-iiltc Meeting. . At a meeting of a number of Demo crats of Monroe county, convened at the Court-llouse, in Woodsfield, on the 25th day of December, 1855 Barnet Mann, of Malaga township, was called to the Chair, and John Steward, of Sunshury, was chosen Secretary. The object of the meeting being ex plained by Jas.,R. Morris, to be the ap pointment of delegates to the 8lh of Jan uary State Convention, , On motion, Dr. II. T. Gricr, Edward Archbold, Jas. R. Morris aud Thos. A. Way, wore appointed said delegates. On motion, it was Resolved, That said delegates have power to fill vacancies, and in case a full delegation should not be in attendance, the delegate or delegates pres ent have power to cast the whole vote to which the county may be entitled in said State Convention. . J . - r On motion the meeting adjourned sine die, BARNET MANN, Chairman. . John Steavaed, Secretary. , .v JA party of Englishmen arrived at St Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 10, bringing information of the discovery of the remains of Sir. John Franklin and his men. Their bodies life buried on the coast opposite Montreal island. This is the fifth winter since they perished, and the drifting sands of that barren region, have pilad in suc cessive layers on the bodies of these ill-fated men. . The Esquimau Indians, say they died of starvation. - The company have been "absent ten months. The St. Paul Free Press says. And so, at last the mystery is solved. Brave Sir John, whose fate has awaken ed the sympathising curiosity of the civ ilized world, it is now known 'slept his last sleep' by the shores of the frozen seas through whose icy islands he had vainly sought to pass. Four winters back, as the Esquimaux said, the noble party, after escaping from the ships which could no longer flout on these dangerous seas, found rplpnsp from snnVrinn" in death died man- jf,,,, too a8 thcy ml Hved. braveiy like jtrne Englishmen. This much wo may j beiieve, for consolation, that they met j their fate as become spirits adventurous land noble. Tso traces were lound by tne 4w . ,v; Esquimau to indicate that, even in their last extreniity thev had forgotten their manhood, and preyed on one another. AamvED. The steamship Pacific has arrived, bringing later intelligence from Europe. The Russians have captured Kors. AiTairs in Siunsas. Every one will rejoice to hear that or der has becu restored in Kansas. This good news is brought by every mail.- Our feelings have always been, and still are, with the Free State party. We be lieve that but for the unwarranted inter vention of non-resident Missourians, led on by such men as Atcheson and String fellow, that, the Free State party would have been ?a a triumphant majority. It is no argument against the doctrine of popular sovereignty, that armed bands from Missouri were enabled to over-ride the popular will in Kansas. As well might we say that the people of Cincinnati are incapable of self-government, because a mob could destroy the ballot-box, and thus defeat the popular will, as to say that the people of Kansas are incapable of governing themselves. Gov. Shanuoa had a conference with the people of Lawrence, which is thus re ferred to by a correspondent of the New York 7Y "The conference continued till night. The visiters were the gucsts-of Gen. Rob inson, with whom they dined. The points of difference between the people cf the Territory and the Executive were severally discussed with apparent satisfaction on both sides. The Governor expressed cu- i tire confidence in the people, on receiving sem'ded at the Wakarusa ford, and ex- -a I prossucl great apprenens!Ous as to nis ! Dover to control them. He trusted how- eve the ;r. that they might be controlled until i . ,T 0 , r T, . s arrival of the U. S. troops from lort 1 Leavenworth An informant of the Cincinnati Com- of using the troops against the Free State party; and the above paragraph couvejs the same idea. But while we condemn the unwarrant able act3 of the Missourians, is there nothing to coudemn on the other side? Who will justify the course of such men as the author of the following letter to the New York Times : ' . We have already sent to every Free State in the Union for ''material aid," and unless their course is changed, I would recommend that onr friends from the North march in battle array through Missouri, and put a gun into the hands of every ne gro in the State, telling them to "fall iu- ito ranks." By that time Missouri wi ill i i.. ji .it : upeu uei eyes iu uib uuuiu uiujr mo uiuiy .. . themselves, by allowing the Aplnann rahhl- to mlf ilmm. For the Spirit of Democracy. FOREIGN PAUPEBISSJ. Ma Editou : The Monroe Journal of Dec. 14th, coming in my way, my atten tion was arrested by an article attempting to account for the reduction of pauperism iu Ireland. The editor says, " that within the last five years, a very large proportion of the Gorman and Irish emigration to the United" States has been paupers and criminals." Adopted citizens, how. do you like this ? A large proportion of you paupers and criminals 1 And for this you must remain 21 years in quarantine. You must parge yourselves from the crime for which you were transplanted; and from that which is made criminal, and to which is affixed a penalty by no people on the broad earth, except the "great American party," namely poverty. The State's prison convict, who has served his time, is prevented from voting for life. The unfortunate European is also denied the right of suffrage for what is equivalent to a life time; for a generu tioivs only 33 years. But who are the paupers and criminals referred to ? To be a pauper, in this coun try, a person must be an imbecile; and there may be imbecile Irish and Germans, but compared with Americans, good health is decidedly in favor of the former. The municipal authorities of our seaports have it in their power to return all pauper pas senger ships. What more can .law do ? Why, say these Know Nothing papers, degrade those who are not paupers. This is their remedy.. Who has ever heard them complain that these laws were not rigidly enforced ? ' : But the Journal editor knows better than to believe that a large proportion of Fhiropean emigrants are paupers and criminals. He also knows that he has justly forfeited all claim to the patronage of every spirited adopted citizen, and he, now, falls to abusing them; calling them paupers and criminals. If the Journal calls all .who are not wealthy, paupers, he is right in saying that a large proportion of emigrants are paupers, for it is true that a majority of them are poor. The editor of the Journal may be wealth)', for aught I know, and look down with dis dain upon tlie poor, but the man who would hang his head for honest poverty, is a coward and slave. If the proudest Know Nothing can trace his ancestry to no worse source than a poor emigrant, he need not blush for that. While it is true that many of the emi grants arc poor, it is equally true that many of them are rich; and those who are poor in property have a wealth of indus try and energy which constitutes the bone and smew-of a nation. The labor that in Ireland and Germany would barely give a subsistence, in this country would soon give ease and competence. During the j famine in Ireland in 1813, while the starv ing people congregated together to have meted out to them the provisions supplied by the benevolence of the Americans, tears of gratitude acknowledged the favor,whilc fervent prayers went up from many a joy ful heart for the blessing of Almighty God on their benefactors. These people now ask that they may be allowed to work for their own bread where their labor will produce it, and it is the object of this Know Nothing party to drive them back to their miserable huts, battling with starvation to again go to " lie that standeth should take heed lest he fall." America is in the bandit of the same overruling Power as Ireland and Germany, and in His own appointed lime He will punish the selfish rich, aud give justice to the down-trodden poor. An Adopted Citizen. Washington News. Correspondence f the Spirit of Democracy, Washington, Dec. 24, 1855. An adjournment having been effected until Wednesday, members may become more placable uuder the softening influen ces of Christmas Dinners, and be willing to give up their differences and unite in I tne election ot Air. mutts to mc opeaKer- snip, aiucu a sucn a resuu is to ue ue prccated, he is undoubtedly the ablest man named by the opposition. . Fuller and his friends still labor under the miserable hallucination that the Dem crats will iu the end come to his support, notwithstanding the effectual quietus giv en to all such pretensions by the aide, manly patriotic speech of Cobb, of Geor gia, on Friday. The impudence on the part of the men who ask Democrats to vote for Fuller is surpassed only by the silliness of one or two Democrats who give car to their propositions. Much as the Democracy arc opposed to the Rupub licaas and their insane attempts to spring fierce sectional issues upon the country, the gulf which separates the Democrats from the dark-lautcrn Know Nothings is i - r. .1. ' . 1. i A . T. 1 1 1 . , , i the Democracy must not be asked to re- j , .. P TT ,r ,., ward the treachery of Henry M. I idler with the Speakership; he is not worth quite that price. If those who call them selves Southern Americans find themselves in a bad scrape, they need not in their miseries call upon Hercules to help them, but must get out of it in the best way they can Had thcy relied on the Na tional Democratic party, the result in the House would be very different. The Democrats most respectfully beg leave to be excused from relieving thcra from the ruin which has so properly overtaken them. They offer no alliance with the ; Know Nothings of any section, unless. purged of their heresies, they place them selves on the platform of the Democratic caucus, aud come right into the Demo cratic fold There arc the terms no fu sion, no coalition with Know Nothings. I do not think the House is any near er au organization than it was on the day of meeting. The hope of the friends of Banks to carry the plurality resolution, and thus elect him, has twice failed, and will not perhaps be tried again. Some of the Republicans are opposed to the adoption of the rule, and sustain their op position by the argument that if they have no majority to elect a Speaker, they have none for any practical purposes of legis lation. They have made their stand on Banks, and are apparently resolved to stick to him to the last gasp, which resolve is by no means comfortable to Campbell- of Ohio, and a brace of other gentlemen who had not begun to dispair of their own chances for the Speakership. j .' The Hon, John R. Edie, who congrat ulates himself on having the especial guar dianship and care of the "great iron inter ests" of Pennsylvania, votes for Campbell instead of Banks, because the latter is not sound ou Protection! Col. Edie, , I am told, considers this a "smart dodge," and expects by this influence, and, of course, that of the aforesaid "great iron iutcrests," to bring the friends of Bauks over to Camp bell. Thcy will hardly come. Had the Col. called on me, I could have given him a much better excuse for voting against Banks. He is understood to have had, about the memorable year 1840, a par ticular aversion to coon skins aud hard cider. Opposition to him on that ground would have been fair and legitimate. Rut the Tariff 1 Where's "Tariff Andy?" . Things are thus at a "dead lock" among the Know Nothing Republicans, and the legislation of the country is postponed by their personal difficulties aud differences, which ii a rather bad beginning for those who boast to be, par excellelc, the "rul ers of America." Baltimore, Dec. 2 S. Hogs, dressed, ($3,75 toy$0,25. . CONGRESSIONAL Washington, Dec. 21. House. Mr. Giddings rose to the question of privilege, denying that he had used such a remark as was attributed to him by Mr. McMullen, namely, that the government should go into the hands of the North, that the Abolition party would elect a President, and then the Union should and ought to be dissolved. Mr. Giddings trusted that no man would ex pect him to reply to that gentleman ex cept in a case of palpable misrepresenta tion. Mr. McMullen. What does the Mem ber mean ? Does he suppose he is capable of insulting any Member on this floor ? When I am assailed by the contemptible Member from Ohio, I defend myself, here or elsewhere. (Sensation ) I did con demn the course of that Member, aud I have nothing to take back. Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, defended his democratic friends from the charge that thcy arc responsible for the failure to or ganize the House, and contended that they cannot unite with the Know Noth ings, whose prescriptive principles formed an impassable barrier. He invoked his friends to stand firm and not waiver, espe cially in an hour wheu it had been purged of the last vestige of freesoilism. The democratic party' is entirely upon uew tiifcniphs of principle. v Mr. Foster replied, saying the demo crats had placed themselves on a measure and not on a great principle, for it had come out to-day that the Nebraska Bill is understood differently iu one section of the country from what it is in another. If principles were the test, let it speak one language. He also condemned demo cratic caucus resolutions. The House then adjourned. Washington, Dee. 22. -Not in session On motion of Mr. Quitman a Senate. Ho use. - resolution was adopted confining any member to ten minutes, the parliamen tary law under which the House is acting prescribing no limit to uisenssion. Mr. Stanto'i offered a resolution to elect a Speaker by plaur.dity, following the precedent of 1849, regarding this as the I only practicable means of organization. Mr. Phelps moved to lay it on the tabic; ! and the motion was finally . agreed to. Ayes 111; nays 105. Mr. Sapp offered a resolution that af ter to-day the House shall meet at ten o'clock in the morning, till the election Gf Spcakci is effected. This was rejected iJV tw0 nia;oritv Mr. Perrv said the House has decided to-day that it will not elect a Speaker by plurality, therefore they were brought back to the former ground of voting on the ma jority principle. He offered a resolution that from to-day uo debate shall be in or der until a Speaker is elected, and thought if this was adopted it would result iu a speedy orgauization. Mr. Kcilt offered an amendment that after to-day all balloting for Speaker shall be suspended until the 3rd of January. The reason assigned was that the majority of the Senate had left the city, and there fore it was imposible to organize so as to receive the President's message until that time. " ., ' Mr. Bocock suggested that," acting un der parliamentiary law, a majority might rescind the resolution end proceed to bal lot; an advantage might therefore be taken. Mr. Keitt replied that ho would repose iu the good faith of the members, aud a breach of it would be base and infamous. Mr. Sherman maintained that the Qsrt business was electing a Speaker, and the House could not postpone that duty. The House, on motion, refused by ten majority to lay the whole subject on the table, and K iil'j amendment was rejected. Further consideration of Perry's resolu tion was then postponed, and the House adjourned. . Washington, Dec. 24. Senate. After the transaction of some unimportant business, the Senate adjour ned over until Thursday. House. Leitcr said, that having from time to time received two votes for Spea ker, he wished to be distinctly understood, that he had never been a candidate, and never would. He had as constantly and consistently voted for Mr. Bauks ns any man. ' Mr. Saward in explanation of the rea son why he had been voting for Mr. Rich ardson, said: The position of the latter, and also that of Mr. Fuller, had been ex plained distinctly and explicitly, but that of Mr. Banks had not. He asked Mr. Bunks whether he had ever said in a speech in the House that he would let the Union slide. - v Mr. Banks replied, in that speech he had said there might be such a state of things, in which ho would so consent. He had refcrance to future contingencies, such as the prostitution of the government by the gigantic power to the support of a single institution of slavery, lie was for the Union as it is, and .would meet its enemies in the fair field; he was for it as a guarantee of the rights of the main prop of our government, and would have it stand on the records of the history, in the lan guage of Washington, crowned with im ortal fame. Mr. Smith,of Va.f was not satisfied with the answer of the gentleman. "Did you say," he asked, "that under certain cir cumstances you would let the Union slide?" . . - Mr. Banks. I have said all I desired to say. Mr. Smith. I wish that those who sustain Mr. Banks to know that they are voting for him with the knowledge that in certain contingencies he would let the Union slide. , , - Mr. Grow: I ask the gentleman, and every member who has been here for the last four years, whether such a declaration has not been repeated, from time to time, by some of those uow voting for Mr. Richardson, namely: . That they are wil ling to disolvc theUnioa aud let it slide, in a certain contingency We stand here, he said, to support the constitution as it is explained by the fathers of the Repub lic, and contemporaneous reports for over sixty years. We are not willing to take any other construction, or that slavery shall go wherever our flag floats. Mr. Rust believed from the beginning that all debate was out of order, as the first business was to elect a Speaker. The proposition pending when the House adjourned on Saturday, that no de bate shall be in order till a Speaker is elected, was then laid on the table. - A resolution was then offered to electa Speaker by a plurality vote, but it was rejected by 15 majority. . ...... . The House then proceeded to ballot for Speaker, with the following result: Banks 101; Richardson 13; Fullcr37; scattering 11. No choice. The House adjourned till Wednesday Washington, Dec. 26. , The Senate not in session to-day. HousE-Mr. Stephens suggested a modifi cation, which Mr. Sage accepted, to effect, that until a Speaker is elected, no motion for adjournment shall be in order. He wished to bring the House to the test, and was willing to sit here day iu and day out, till thnt result was effected. r Cries of "agreed." Mr. Humphery Marshall thought such a resolve might go with healing on its wings, to the country, but the conntry might as well understand at the same time, that the majority can take any other course they desire. Mr. Quitman was for following the ex ample of onr forefathers, and adopt the common law principle," namely, starving the jury till they agreed upon a verdict. (Laughter.) , Carlisle asked Stephens whether he thought a sectional organization of so lit tle importance that he would give a cer tain party, whose power of physical endu ranee is greater than that of others, owing to their larger nnmber, facilities to effect that object. ; - ! ' Mr. Stephens said he did not know what "would be the result of his proposi lion, but every gentleman must vote ac cording to the dictates cf his own judg ment. Mr. Letcher. I have no objections to the gentleman from Georgia making a test Ifir himself, but I obiect to his annlyinsr it to me. . " - : : - Mr. Wilson thought there was no reason for the Honse imposing this restriction on itself, as it was always in the power of ma jority to adjourn. - - - .';. Mr; Bocock, while opposed as much as any man to sectional organization, sub mited to his colleague, Mr. Carlisle, w heth er 'the adoption of the resolution would .throw into the hands of the party alluded :o, auy more facilities than they now pos Bess. If a sectional organization is to be effected, why not have it now as well as next week? . Messrs. Orr. and Greenwood severely opposed making the resolution a test of the strength of the stomach. (Laughter.) Mr. McMulleu supposed snch a resolu tion' would give the anti-Nebraskas the advantage. ' Mr. Paine said: The adoption of the resolution was, with him, a mere matter of time, he desired before voting upon it, to take leave of his family and friends. (Laughter.) : ' It was then moved to lay the resolution on the table, but the House refused ly'27 majority. ' - Mr. Peck suggested ,to lay in a stock of provisions. (Merriment.) Mr. Paine wanted the resolution amen ded, so that every member who shall die under its operation, shall have a monu ment erected to his memory. . (Immod erate laughter.) The resolution that no motion to adjourn shall be in order till a Speaker is elected, was adopted. Yeas, 116; nays, 86. Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, said, as it was to be a practical session, and as those who have served here in years past knew of such occasional scenes of disorder and turbulence unbecoming the dignity of Con gress, he would offer a resolution inviting Mr. Orr, of South Carolina, to preside until a Speaker be elected. - Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, advocated the proposition.' ' Messrs. Sage, Trafton, Washburn, of Maine, and - Stanton, opposed it on the ground that such an expedient was un necessary. The House by 20 majority refused to lay the resolution on the table. Mr. Colfox said he was opposed to placing Mr. Orr in the temporary occu pancy of the chair. " He proposed that Mr. Banks' friends be represented by 105, Mr. 'Richardsou's bv75, and Mr. Fuller's by 40, and each select a Speaker pro tein. to aternately preside by agreement, after three more weeks straggle there might be a ca ving in of parties, and Mr. Orr would be found permanently in the chair. Mr. Campbell replied that if the gentle man from Indiana expects to be worried out in a battle for principle he had better pock up and go home. Mr. Colfax explained that he alluded to billing and cooing between Richard son and Fuller men. Mr. Campbell contended that the res olution could do no harm. Mr. Jones, of Pa., informed Colfax that the Democratic party do not intend de parting from their candidate aud plat form. " . Mr. Ilamphery Marshall denied that there had been any billing .and. cooing by the American party, which had made uo proposition to alter the present course of things. : '. - - . . Mr. Jones, of Tenn., moved that the nouse take a recess till to-morroY at 1 1 o'clock and 59 minutes. Several members said this was in effect, an evasion of the rcsolutein adopted to remain in session till the election of a Speaker. Mr. Jones motion 'negatived. Notwithstanding the apprehcnsiopis of the continuous session of the House, at half past 4 o'clock, the House took recess nntill to-morrow, 10 o'clock.- This finish to the session, caused much laughter and confusion. ,; . . . Washington, Dec. 27. Senate. The Senate held a brief ses sion "and adjourned till Monday. ' House. -The House rescinded the res olution passed yesterday, that no motion for adjournment be in order till a Speaker is elected. " ; " ": ? - .-'rx.zz , Mr. Campbell withdrew his proposition to make Mr. Orr Speaker pro tern. " ; - The House then proceeded to ballotor Speaker, with the following result: Banks 100, Richardson 66, Fuller 30,? scatter ing 9. -1:1 . Banks lacked only three of an election.' Another vote resulted as follow. Banks 103, Richardson CT, Fuller 31, scatter ing 9; necessary to a chice 106. A third vote resulted the same as the second. , . Important from Nicaragua. : New Youk, Dec.' 26. ., The authorities have been furnished - with affidavits and documents, which they Hff?m irrpfntn1:1rt Rtiii'!nr ttint. n'idn ciwnoil . . . . , u..v i. UQ . W .1 I V W tM . . movements have been commenced all along tne ixuituuc e uouru oi me ; IO send men aud arms to Nicaragua, for the purpose of organizing an army in that State, to descend on Cuba and San Do mingo, and wrest them from the present possessors. ' -.u After the. consnmation of' this design, the partiesinterested in . the movement propose to unite into one Confederacy or r . j l .i a.: of 'Central America as may be acquired y tne contest; or . otherwise Cuba and -" Man Tlnmincrn nra fkitlini. tn eat on a . at arate republic or to apply for admission into the Uuion as slave States. It is al- leared that thousands of the most feckless adventurers in the Atlantic cities hara been already enticed into this morement, and that ranks of the would be invaders are daily augmented by extensive acces- sions from the interior.: It is further al- locroil lliat "WalkM Cfirni Vint-. lSt.fl fnr T5i-. ' aragua any further than as she may prove serviceable as a gatheribg. point 'for the invading army. , a.. ?;v ;: This intormation is supposed to Dave come into the nossession of the United ' States Government through the treachery ' of the man who was to have g6rie out as General of the expedition The ;. Cuban junta is said to have been at the head of the whole affair. v " ' '- " T- Tin limisvfiilA ntissiinirM liv tli Tfnrtt em Light are much annoyed by their de- i i i . Leiuiui), wuicu win oe continued lor. two days more to enable the cargo to be ex amined. A large amount of the freight, 2.1 t r i r " . Bu.iu iu tuuoiai. ui iuiu mruiing uu - plements, is believed to include implement .' of war. : - - . : Secretary Marcy responded as follows .. to Parker II. . French's letter transmiting his credentials as Minister from .. Nicara gua: y . , : j ; r yet seen reason for establishing diplomat ic .v. . i claims to exercis the. political power in the State of Nicaragua; those , who wero , chiefly instrumental in suspending or over throwing the former government of State , were not citizens belonging to it, nor have those citizens." or anv considerable nart of theiri, so far as is now known herej. freely expressed their approval or acquiescence in the present condition of political affairs in Nicaragua. Until 'such shall i be the -the case the President does' iiot deem it proper to receive you or -any one as Min ister to this government unless duly ap pointed by the supreme . government of Nicaragua. . , STILL LATER. , The Northcru Light is still detained by the Uuited States authorities, .thejOf- fprp'd bails r" rpfnsrl ' Tim . cnarnh tnr munitions of war among her cargo .is still goiug on.. All the packagea on her sworn -manifest are to "remain nudistnrbed, -but other diserintiona nf freirht. to h nrnfl ana searched. Parties irevionsly arrest ed haY.e been again put , into custody; and. . required to give heavier bonds. -? j SkpONTi TllSPATniT- A t ih iirnimn ; of the Transit Company, the United .State DistrictAttorney consen ted that thcNorth ern Light may proceed on her voyage ,on der the condition that she takes out two of the Marshal's Deputies to superintend fhn l!ailinrT cf hpr Pircn flt.T'aiitnnroniiB - -a o r the Company stipulating to bring back all the cannons and munitions of war found" aboard. She will sail as soon as she can be got ready. , n : . ; V't,f TIES COURT OS" DEATH. King Death held a court unto which did resort, ' All diseases that ravish Wtow,! '.' . ' ' ' '' In order that ho acquainted might bo , Why business of late had been "slow.. Tliei-A was cronfc with hia cratch and his terri- hie touch, -. . ' , . Si;k headache and Janntiije the yelTowi" " With Dyspepsia; who'd laid many folks noath Of tho sexton, grave digging fellow. . -. ' '-. . ' ' . . . t But 'twere va;n to disenbe each otiier of the trilm ' " " ' . ' 'j-"'-v- .. That beiore:Ohl Death made their appeanihoe.. lu Ulirvw w ti thftrA is nTY.tliinf iiUa xon've not iuaae ot latomucu ot a ciearauce; , . . 0 r Just tell me, 1 pray, the cause of delay,, " "1 ou rtiHoases .ire getting quite Juwyy : Do speak up friend Gout --and tell 4nUe What. - Our slack business will drive me quite craiyl Sail Gout, "the faotV th;i-d not' tako it amiss, -'' -s '! For myslf and my frivsvlit no one oares, For our business below has received a sad blow. Frora a cursed Pill Cathartic, called Jlytf Tliat Pill whenfolk's try, makes osch one of us fly, For it drires us clean out of the system, Thus it saves people's breath, so you, sea my friend Death, ' . .. ' -s ., ThaVt the yay that of late you have missed. There is a tree on C. K. Alsop'sfarm, in Middlctown,1 Conn., which- is three feet diameter, and is one half maple and ; one half whito oak! The body of the tree is round and smooth, and the junction of tfie. two Varieties is marked by a slight ridge in tho bark, which would hardly be noticed.