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T "H E - 8 ?P-1 II ?I T 0 F vD E 51 0 C 11 A -0, Y ft MOKK1S &l WILLI M3...rKorRiKTOKs J KRG. VV Ll,t A ASS .v.W;..EorTon. . - . wounsFiKLii. onto. Aritn. s, i8.-,o. . FOR. PUK!?I PENT, J A 21 E s ;b IJ C Ji AK Ar , SuL' : 01'. PENNSYLVANIA J Sulyoct to the, tWision of tho democratic " ' National Convention.1 1 . j',' ; : - . Dunocffttic Pi-esidcutial Electors for Ohio. ! ftx- v t " - : - SF.XA70r.JAr, ELECTORS. ITf Lttt&tt KSiXO, Jr., f Belmont. ALfcXAMilHt i", 3HLLj:5IJ or Jiutler. ' vT .... ,,. tCOXqBE33ioXAI..EtKCT0n3.'' ' 1 irt," 'Sx&i&xi'-i: ' Km.T.or.o; of Hamilton. ' 21.JIr.suT Fi-i3wAM, of Hi.uiiiton. -. I5il. Pavid Clark, of Montgoiiicry.' 4rfi. j.: II. TiroM.v, of P rk. 5th. KowAKUtl-Wrsu, oi, Williauu. tftlu MicHAtx II. Davis, of Clermont. 7th. Wnu ax Crosses, of Warren. 8 Ui WiiTliau Kehsuseh, of Clark. 9th. Xliuws h. Sssx Ay of Seneca...; ' , lfUh. LsyiDcxn s, of Jackson. llih.'Ai.FRUtvMcTKKtH, of Fairfield. 12fh.'" JAcnsb Slyii, of Franklin. ... 13th," Jobs Tifi't, of Huron, Joiix C JIvkbs, of Aahbunl. . - 15th. Joseph Bcess, of Coshocton. 16th.' James M. Gavlokd, of Morgan. l"tlu Besjamis F. Spttior.s, of Noblo. 18th. Alphoxso HAnr.'of-TortHgo.-" 19tbi IIbjikt JI. i)oioR, Cttahoa f -20tth- UkobobG. GiLLin-r, of Ashtabula. . 21ti'Oebitaa Cook,: of llarnson. - ' DEMOCRATIC STATE TICICE" ' FOR JCDG OP THE KCriiF.MB COCBT, ;;lltJFUS P, HANNEY. - t ' JJOARD.QF PUBLIC WORKS, WAME GRISWOLD. cojiiiiissroSitK or -conmos schools H I R A M II ; B A It N E Y. V3rrWe ara auder obligations to Hon. Geo. E. Pdoh for a copy of his remarks ou :. .MX ft?". a in the XL. S.. Senate. '. J " 5 r r 'r - - ; . . 7 Jfew plala Words about Parties. frXhp Jong'and warmly contested cou- Wersies betweca tho ."old ;Whi"g and Democratic1 parties, were diiTercuce pf opfnloa abouV the construction of the .- .Constitute measures of pol-: 1'iTiIt.'-' 'i J.' '11' LLli "1. . : i ---1 '.'' JCJ.iflnicii aiwavs were, or jbusi wuiini . Constitutfon These" issues liava been settled, by the judgment of the people, in fTorJiu the Democrats, and' the ."Whig .prty no longer has an existence. ...Other parties, have sprang . up in its stead, and other Issues arc raised,: but of a- very-different and dangerous kiiid.' The Cousti utioa is cwt now, as forrncily, the touch stone by wiuch' measures are tobe tested. The anti-Democ'ratic factions, endeavor to lislniiiate the Constitution to their meas ures' Instead ' of touformiug theuv to the Constitution. . -. . . . i vlu the North,, and especially in Ohio, little-' is to " be feared from the National KnoW'Nothhifr or Fillmore party. '-It is jne. Fusion or self-styled Kepublieau party' .that threatens mischief to 'our country. -In 0Bie dark and hidded recess. Northern Know Nothinglsai, Free Soilisra and the rest of vac horde of isms exchanged the kiss . of brotherly offection, and hand in thand march, to the work of evil.. In pur 'Own; State they have been successful, and stmt for a brief period in official robes. . ' Their actions here plainly sh6w what might P0.J cxpecteu oi mem u me auonai is 'gwell; as State Government should fall a prey to them. . . r. ' Th most prominent issue presented by I them,' and that upon the proper determi " v nation of which, more than all other ques tions combined, depends the existence of - the Union is, whether the people of .cer tain localities ' shall determine for thetn- ' 6clves their peculiar' and local institutions, ""or Whether Concres3 'shall, by invading "" Tthe Constitution, force upon them its views, s with or without their consent. It is not ' whether slavery is right r wrong; ; nor - whether it. is a 'blessing or aursej but whether the' people who arc. afflicted 'by it V shall determine for themselves Us existence - or on-existence; whether the principle : : of self-government is true or false; whether the Constitution, or the mistaken views cf ' ! faotinns mn. shall be the source of Ccn- . - tab.vuw - . " '. .. . - " " grcssional power ' 5 ' ' i 7 Such- is the issue as presented to the . T)coiue, ana odious ostne rusion siue oi ;. it may be, the principle which underlies it ' thasiiiveterate hostility toward fifteen j -States of this Union by the remainder; a A nnnn llift Sniltll 1lT tbf Xfirtll Tt tiuauuv ujjv .mv mvi4.h .... - ig the "very danger against which Wash- i . - , ... i i 2 -IT 4.1 iXOTOS warncu us in his jarewcii uuuiL-hs, -.'"'; .'when ho said: " Indignantly frown vpon T ' the first denoting of every attempt to alien ' i- ate any portion of oar' covntry from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred t'3 ichich now link together Vie various parky1 and when he Warns us against " the: organization of yeograpUcalm- sectional parties us danger- oris to onr institutions. '" . - - -v .'lJpwi''.':i hcRe':'s:it-cts..'iT:o. Democratic parlv 5 ': wt V r 'inif tiuii'rstood. ' . Its views alv not.-vso narrow or seni-:U as to neither see nor acknowledge anything but evil in that porti'Sn of our country: south of .'a, certain line.! ; It has other criterions than geographical position by which to determine go6dahcf bad? IS ' does not propose to make the North the conscience keeper of the South, or to " awaken the seared cohscieneesof political prostitntes in one section of the Union to a tender sensibility about the moral condition of the other," and " thus End a pretext for intermedling with that which according to tho Constitution and common sense is none of their business. " It does not make sectional selfishness, the waging of Var against a portion of our country, the stir- ing up of strife and discord among the States, necessary qualifications for office Jit does not lose its identity by allying itself to every miserable mushrconP ism that fully or .fanaticism produce.". Its platform is broad us the TJi;idn ard national as the Constitution. Democracy is: the same jn Slaine and Texas, in Flori da and Oregon. In this particular our parJj stands .alone. . It stands between the Constitution and its enemies, and pro claims justice to every section cf the Union. Its work is to remove the fester ing prejudices which exist between the Slates, to aiiav the fanatical excitement, and to restore to our country its wonted harmony; and it is a work in which every true patriot and friend of the Union should be engaged. Tho preservation of the Constitution and of our liberty and security is the same thing. "It is not the regular tread of the sentinel soldier before his door, that gives to the Ameri can citizen his consciousness of security and safety. He looks to the flag of his country and finds it there. It is not in the strong arm of a hireling soldiery that he looks for the power to bind him to his j country, but. in the rights and blessings enjoyed by him under his country's Con stitution. Convert these into emblems of injustice aud degradation, and he will dospise ihem-If the government is v- 1 v . ' -v , . . imade an instrument for grossly injuring ' . PP,e of y section of the country, h?w can thf ? bc xPcct,c.d to .m.ai?5aiu 11 ? j l1 -not Ah?ain folo',v ? To Pre7ert j tals h tli K"10 f tbe Democratic "par- ! : To Reserve the Constitution and to I reacefully administer, its blessings with fostiec and caualitv to North and South. i : " . Drjvins them ia. . Mr. E. B. Bartbtt President of the or- i tier cf Know Nothings . for tha . United States has revoked the Charter ,of the State Council of this S tate, in consequence n? !la nr-tinn fit ihaKte r.nnvcnt ion. at Co m, ,' , i -i ' i lumbus. ., The books and records are to .,' I-- i be handed ovsr to the new Council, whicu! j CUilMbls UL. limb jiuitiuu nuitii nuuuiui from the Convention and passed resolu-j tions endorsing JLh? Philadelpniu nomina tions. -, Hereafter no Subordinate Conu cil will, be acknowledged that . does not agree to support Fillmore and Ponelson. llow do you Jike it gsntiemcn; you who complain so loudly, of the inQuencc of the Pope of ileme?... Is Pope Bartlett any batter?. .Mr, Bartlett wants you to vote for Fillmore and Donejson, and you ranst either obey .him or be turned out of the order iu disgrace; and, according to the penalties of your obligation, be posted as : "perjurers" and men "unfit to be trusted.' Wholesale Dry Goods. We refer our readers to the advertisement of Messrs. at home, and as there is to be an adjouru Wilton, lPElroyr$ Co., iu another col- ej sessi0n, which with the present one, umn of this week's paper. "It has been wju cost tjie pGOple of the State about rednced to a certainty that dry goods can be purchased in Pittsburgh on as favor able terni3 as in the Eastern Markets, and probably on more advantageous terms, if we take into consideration tbe saving of a trip to Philadelphia or New York. Our Merchants have of late become convinced of this fact, and consequently we notice that many of them are procuring the greater portion of their stocks from Pitts burgh houses. To those dealing in Dry Goods, we would recommend the firm of Wilson, M'Elroy, & Co., as eminently de serving of their patronage: Theyare geutlemen possessing a high character in business circles. Ex. The Democracy of Malaga Township -in'Udcdiness. ' ' ' The Democracy of Malaga township held a meeting, iu' Miltousburg, on Satur day evening last, and nominated their can didates for township oficers. " As the Know Nothings had assembled and nom inated their candidates, the gallant De mocracy of Malaga were determined to meet them on equal grounds. Mr. Barnet Mann aeted as chairman of the meeting and after its object was explained, candi dates were put ia nomination and voted for, resulting in the'ehoice of the follow ing ticket : - . . Justice of the Peace Thomas Fowler, Esq. - " ' ' Trustees Simon Dorr; Barnet Mann atid 'llenry G. Morris. - v , - " Township Clerk Isaac E. Shaukland. . .Treasurer -William Hobough, Esq. , Assessor Isaac Shaukland. Constable Isaac Shankland. The meeting passed off harmoniously, and the ticket gave universal satisfaction. Do yonr duty, men of. Malaga, aud you will succeed easily. ; Columns ('crresiionileiicc; -; Coutmihts, March 22, 1S5G. Editor Spirit f Damovritcyf' The .oljow.uig . letter, was . 6 . days in j reaching: us. which accounts for the delay in publishing it. ; '' Wc': would be pleased to hear from our friend nra'n. Ed.l ! Af ""-ti, ,':"" " i ' -- i - ..,! air. Lditok: liuntrs m and arouna the Capital City move along about as usual. The waters run as in other days, the Sun rises and sets as in times gone by, and the Moon sheds her pale' and sikcr light upon the towering domes- and glit tering spires as in furmcr years : in fact no perceptable change is beheld in things that arc seen, notwithstanding the Legis lature has been in session since the 7th of January that august body, composed mostly of those men who made such strong protestations and promises, under circum stances of the most solemn character, and in dens and caTes of the earth, that they would oft'ect such wonderful revolutions, and work such niighty changes. All of this, indeed, so far as law-making is con cerned, may yet come to pass, but wheth er for the butter or worse is yet to bc learned. The odious tax bill has just passed with a large majority. The bill originated in the Senate, and it may be said that it" was conceived and brought forth by Alfred Kelley. After it came to the House, some important and wholesome amendments were appended; and if it had passed with these amendments, it would have been less objectionable, although in my opinion, it would still have been, as it now is, uncon stitutional. AVheu the Senate learned the amendments niadu by the House to the bill, its progenitors became exceeding angry. A caucus was held ia the evening in secret conclave, when no doubt King Alfred expressed bis dissatisfaction, gave his instructions and issued las mandates, consequently on the following day, a mo tion was made to .take up the bill and refer it to a stlect committee of five, which was j quickly done. In due time it was reported back, stripped of the amendments made by the House, and presented to that body arrayed iu all its primitive glory, and strange us it may appear, the report of the select committee was agreed to, and thus the bill passed in. its original impurity. This law, iu its practical operation, will drive from the lax duplicate, about one eighth of the . taxable property cf the State: to this extent, relieving Bankers, Stockholders and Speculators, and throw ing the burden of t axation upon the farmer. To make this bill look plausible, it allows the deduclionf indebtedness fi'Qm credits; but- its injustice is iu the fact that it ex- J , . . emnts millions of dodars held by the pnvi- , . , , , . leged order. It is a law most truly for ! the rich man. The Kansas resolutions were . finally passed a few days since. Mr, Corry mov ed an amendment requesting our repre sentatives iu Congress to vote for the im mediate restoration of the Missouri Com promise, which caused some squirming among the republicans; but they refused to vote for the' measure 1 A resolution also passed, requesting the State House Commissioners to discharge the hands' at work on : the State House, ol.-, nnf !nf rrt lYlrtY-O f lit m ft K ! IDT U1U UUUUlll UI1U1 viuuvu mv. Legislature, ; it ;s niaxim that charity should begin $iso,000, it would be preposterous in deed to suppose that this valuable body would not make ample provisions for itself, especially as this may be the last chance they may have for some time to come. Hence their sagacity and foresight in their action in reference to the State House. The important bills for the protection of quails, juy-birds, wood-peckers, peewees, rabbits, hares and fish, are still engaging the attention of the House, and I think they will be passed before adjournment, which will occur, according to joint reso lution," on the 9th of April. ' It is evident to every casual-observer that menilers are fast sinking under the onerous . duties of the present session; hence the necessity of adjournment, that they may have a respite until next Janu ary, and have the whole of 1857 to finish their business. . , . II. u. WHISKEY F.IOT. Some fifteen, or twenty ladies of Sharon a few days ago, made sad hovoc in the prospects of an old soldier in the cause of King Alehohol. It seems that, in the village of Sharon, an old man kept the red eye for sale, and was not over scrupu lous to whom he sold, but let it "flicker", when ever the half dimes were forked over. This course of procedure being not in ac cordance with the law in such cases made aud provided, and that not being enforced by the citizens of the place, the ladies con cluded to take it into, their own hands, and acted accordingly, and destroyed the 4j'hole. ' - - The old man has been here to seek ven geanea in the law, but how he will suc ceed, or who will give him aid and com fort is hard to .say, but this we will premise, that when the old man undertakes to pros ecute the ladies in a case of that kind, he will find that " . .. Xob! Co. Star. Washington News. I Correspondence of the Spirit of Democracy. Washington, March 21, 1S5G. The Kansas question has been laid upon dlC gic!f for a timc hy lhe Rloi)tion of Mr Dunn's resolution appointing a commis sion to proceed to the territory to inves tigate the matter of dispute between Mes- t&rs Whitfield aml.lleeder; and its to be . ...... . ' hoptnl that the vexed question ia now in a fair way for a permanent, if not a speedy, adjustment. The commission will consist of three members of Congress, who will have full power in the premises aud whose duty it wiil be to travel through the ter ritory and collect all the facts in the case. A more onerous and thankless duly never fell to the lot of a committee of the House, but there should be no shrinking or dod ging now. The people have beeu long enough harassed with tle Kansas trouble, and it is their right to demand that all tho causes which have led to the unhappy differences shall be properly investigated and measures taken for their removal, j The Committe will not be ready to report until late in the session. The question of a revision of-the Tariff will be agitated in a few weeks. We are enjoying beautiful weather, and the work upon the public buildings, so long delayed by the protracted cold term has been resumed. . Indisposition of your correspondent must excuse failures for the past two weeks. MONilOB. For the Spirit of Democracy. Solution of D's" Problem. Mr. Editor: Please insert the follow ing solution of the arithmetical problem in the -"Spirit" of March 26. Acres. Oxen. Weeks. 1 - 1st., con- diticn. . 2nd con 4 dition.. If 4 acres with the growth for 6 weeks, will keep 12 oxen 6 weeks, then will the grass of 1 acre with its growth for fi weeks keep S oxen for 6 weeks, and the grass of 5 acres with its growth for 6 weeks keep 3 oxen 30. weeks, or 90. oxen for 1 week. (4) Again by the second condition . of the question, if the grass or 5 acres with its growth for 2 weeks will keep 35 oxen 2 weeks, then will the grass of 5 acres with its growth for 2 weeks keep 70 oxen for 1 week. (6) - By a careful comparison of (4) and (6) we see that the growth of 5 acres 4 wccki is suftieicut to keep 20 oxen 1 week, the growth of 1 acre 4 weeks will keep 4 oxen 1 week, Consequently,.,the growth of 12 acres in 4 weeks will . keep 48 oxen 1 week, and tho growth of 12 acres in 8 weeks wiil keep OG oxen 1 week or 12 oxen 8 weeks. By (4)wc have seen that the grass of 5 acres with its growth for 6 weeks, will keep 90 oxen 1 week, but the grass that grows on 5 acres in 6 weeks, will keep 30 oxen 1 week, then the grass alone of 5 acres will keep 60 oxen 1 week, or 5 acres will keep JO oxen 6 weeks' and 1 acre will keep 2 oxen 6 weeks, or 12 ox eu 1 week, and 12 acres will keep 144 oxen for 1 week or 18 oxen for 8 ' weeks. Therefore A puts in 18 oxen and pays $72. AndBputsinl2 oxen and pays $4S. ' Yours trulv, - B. Powell. Switzerland tp., March 29th. Know Kothms State Convention Plat forms. We give below the platforms of the two wings of the Know Nothing Convention, held at Columbus a few davs since. : The majority report was adopted by a vote of 134 to 46. Those in favor of the major ity report have been read out of the party by President Bartlett. MAJORITY REPORT. WriERBAS,' the American Organization in Ohio had its origin in, and has been maintained for, purposes of reform: And whereas, a true regard for the honor of the American name, the security of Amer ican rights, and the prosperity of the A- merican people, require a steadfast main tenance of the great principle of freedom upon which American institutions are based. ' We, therefore, the Delegates of the Coun cils of the American. Order in Ohio, in State Council assembled, fully approve of the action of those Delegates from Ohio in the National American Council and Convention recently assembled at Phila delphia, in refusing to accept the platform or support the nominations then and there made, and WE hereby repudiate tliosc nominations, and embrace this occasion to re-affirm substantially the platform adop ted by the State Council at its session in Cleveland in June last, as follows: j We proclaim to the world the follow ing principles of the American party of Ohio.' 1st. The unlimited Freedvut of Religion, disconnected with politics Hostility to Ecclesiastical . influences upon the affairs of Government Equality of rights to all Naturalized Emigrants who are thoroughly Americanized, and owe no temporal allegi ance, by reason, of their religion, higher than tha,t to the Constitution. " . 2nd. We propose ' no proscription on account of birth or creed, but welcome exiles and immigrants from other lands to free participation in the bencGts of A merican institutions, and the privileges of American ' citizenship, with - such restric tions as are needful to make sure that those who avail themselves of this liberal ity, understand and will defend thes in stitutions against all aggression, civil or ecclesiastical, to hich end the laws regir lating" naturalization should be properly amended. ' , ' 3rd. Opposition to all political organi zations composed exclusively of foreign ers, and to till attempts to exclude the Bible from schools supported by the Gov ernment. 4th. Slavery is local not national. We oppose its extension into any ofourterri- tones, and t!io increase of its political ! (1) 4 12 6 (2) 1 3 G (3) 5 S 30 (4) 5 90 1 (5) 5 35 2 (6) 5 70 1 power, by the admission,' into the Union, of any Slave State or otherwise; and we demand of the General Government an immediate redress of the great wrongs which have been inflicted upon the cause of ..Freedom arid the. American character by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the introduction of Slavery into Kan zas in violation of law, by the force of arm?, and the ..destruction of tha elective franchise. 5th In humble imitation of the wisdom of Washington, we oppose intervention in the affairs of Foreign States; yet ots all proper occasions, we will not withold our sympathy from any people aspiring to be free. - - - 6th. We support American industry and genius against the adverse policy of Foreigu nations, and facilities to internal and external commerce by the improve ment of Rivers and harbours, and the construction of National Itoads connec ting the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, and nniting the various sections of the "Tjnion. i in. i ne union oj tnesc Mazes stoiua ie made perpetual by a faithful allegiance to the Constitution. . Signed by the Committee. MINORITY REPORT. The undersigned, members of the Com mitte on the State of the Order appointed by the President of the State Council, beg . i mi . tt a . f . i frJ j leave to submit the following minority re port. We recognize the National Council as the paramount authority of the American Order, and deem a refusal to support can didates nominated by the convention as sembled in accordance with its rules a virtual abandonment of our organization. The solemn obligations which the ma jority of our Order took upon themselves, at the height of the anti-slavery excite ment, resulting from the passage of the Nebraska Bill, to maintain, as pre-eminest in importance, the principles of the A mericcn Order, have not, iu our opinion, lost any of their force by the present junc ture of affairs. The question of slavery extension, is each day losing the charac ter of an impending danger, from the fact that the operation of the laws of popula tion and of nature, render it impossible that auy of the territory of the United States will be subjected to the evils of that institution. We therefore can never consent to become absorbed by a party which profeses to have only that one ob ject, and which repudiates in one locality, and ignores iu another, the principles of the American party. . ... We continue to maintain tne opinion that the rsstoratiou of the Missouri Com promise would be a proper vindication of national faith, and not inconsistent with the rights of either section, North or South; and if that issue is now impracti cable, it has been made so by the treache rous desertion of the pretended devotees of freedom. ;. We can not sanction the course of that portion of our .delegates who seceded from the American National Convention, nor cn we become parties to the constructing of a merely sectional organization, and therefore recommend to the members tf the American Order, that they preserve it in its full integrity and its entire nation ality, and support the nomination of Mil lard Fillmore for President and Andrew Jackson Donelson for Vice President of the United States.' ' Signed by the Committee, Tho Delaware River Disaster. , 'The burning of the Delaware River Ferry, and its horrid-result, still excite the attention and horror of tho residents of Philadelphia, Camden and that vicini ty; The mystery that surrounds the fate of many of the passengers, contributes to keep the public iu anxious and painful suspense. Monday evening's Bulletin states : By daylight this morning the work of drag ging the river was recommenced. The steam ferryboat John Fitch and a num ber of small craft, were engaged in the work. The wharves were . crowded, with anxious lookers-on, and as each body was taken from the water, the excitement was rendered still more intense. During the morning the bodies of a number of per sous were taken fiom .the river and con veyed to the Sixth Ward Station House, where they were ranged side by side upon benches, presenting a ghastly spectacle. As each body was brought in, the friends of those who are missing crowded around anxious to learn whether the lifeless corpse was that of the object of their anguish. When the remains were recognized, bit ter tears were shed. The bodies, with the weeping relatives of the dead and the missing ones, made up a picture that wrung the stoutest hearts, and the like of' ... 1 11 1 A which .we nope never 10 ce c -uipcuuu iu witness again. The lamentations of some of the relatives were dreadful to hear. The excitement along the wharf con tinues to increase as the bodies are brought ashore, whilst around the Cherry street Station House the crowd is intense lhe street is literally jammed with people of both sexes, and the Police have their hands full to keep the throng back. The Coroner designs putting a six- ponuder field-piece in requisition this af ternoon, for the purpose of causing the bodies still under the water to rise to the surface. ' " " - The number of bodies recovered up to this time, is eighteen. As several of these are of persons who were not before missed, it swells the estimated aggregate loss se riously. The total number .. of victims will be niofe apt to exceed fifty than to fall short of that terrible aggregate. . The Guernsey Jefftrsonian con tains aSi article of ours credited to the Cadiz Sentinel When we write an artir cle worth copying; we like to have 'credit for it. Don't you, Bro. M'Gonagle? Tnr. Onio Legislatube. -"Blessed am dey dat expec' uuttin' (good,) fur dcy aint I a gwine to bo disappinted." ' OHIO LEGISLATURE. From the Ohio Statesman.. .... ,; March 21. Skn-ate. The bill to protect the prop erty of married women' was reported back by Mr. Brown, and passed. Yeas 23, nays 2. , r The bill to provide against the steal ing of timber, was read the third titua and passed. Yeas 18, nays 1 1. Mr. Wilford introduced a bill supple mentary to the School Law, Head the first time. The bill to amend the Liquor Law was taken up and Mr. Phelps moved to ex cept becr cider," and - pure- wine from its provisions. The Senate rejected Mr. Phelps' amend ment, leas 7, nays 12. The. bill was ordered to be engrossed. House. The bill to amend the tax law was read the third time. Mr. Slough moved to recommit, with instructions to strike out. the twelfth sec tion, which exempts the State Bank of Ohio and its branches from the provisions of the bill. The motion to re-commit was lost, and thereupon the bill being on its third read ing, Mr. Corry rose and addressed the House in opposition to its passage. A call of the House was had, and the bill was put upon its passage. Yeas 55, nays 32.. So the bill passed. Adjourned. March 22. Sexate. The Senate went into com mittee of the .whole, and considered the bill to regulate the Lunatic Asylums of the State. ' ' ' - House. Mr. Slough introduced a bill supplementary to the Act to preserve the purity of electiou3. - Mr. Monroe reported back the bill to provide a House of; Refuge, with amend ments. Ordered to be printed. The bill for the protection of game was ordered to be engrossed. ' V ' March 24. . Senate. The bill to amend the act to prevent the sale of intoxicating drinks in place3 of public resort, was read the third time and discussed at length. Mr. Lawrence spoke in favor of the bill and against the amendment. ' . Hocse. The bill to regulate the duties aud define the powers of the. Fund Com missioners was considered. , '"v' ' ' ''-". The House again resolved itself into committee of the whole. It rose and re ported that some progress had been made in considering the bill to regulate, the sala rics of county officers and the'fees. ' ; .. ' . , March '2 5. Senate. Mr. Taylor, of Mahoning, reported back the bill to emend the liquor law with amendments. The amendments were agreed to with the exception of that which provided for the exception of ale, cider and pure wiae. The vote "oh that was Yeas 15 Nays 15. ; The President voted in the Negative so tbe ameudmcnt was disagreed to. The bill passed Yeas 20; Nays 10 Mr. Lawrence voted in favor of the bill and against the amendment. . The Senate spent the sfteruoon in com mittee of the whole on the . bill to create the Bauk of Ohio and other banks. t .House. The bill to prescribe the du ties of the Auditor aud Treasurer of State passed. Yeas ,74; Nays. 13. The bill to prescribe the duties of the Fund Commissioners in certain cases, was read the third time and passed. Yeas 72; Nays. 19. , . .. .. .. - ' The bill supplementary to the act to authorize free banking, was read the first time. Also the bill supplementary to the act to incorporate the" State Bank. . Also the bill to amend the Liquor law, , The bill relative to giving a trial, by jury in contested elections ..was passed. Yeas G7, nays 16. ' March 26. Senate. The bill to amend the act for the incorporation of villages was read the third time and passed yeas 22, nays 0. : The Senate went into Committee of the Whole and considered the bill to cre ate the Bank of Ohio, and other .banks.. House. The bill to amend the act to create a permament Agricultural Fund, was read the third time and passed. Yeas 76, nays 4. The bill to define the jurisdiction and regulate the proceedings of the Probata Court was read the third time and passed Yeas 84, nays 1. . . .March 27. Senate. Mr. Kelley reported back the Siukinjr Fnud Commissioaers BUI with the House amendments. . The amend ments were agreed "to. He reported back the Treasury bill. .The. Senate refused to agree to the House amendments ana a Committee of Conference was askea for, The Bill to euable mortgagors of real estate to waive appraisement of the same on iudicial sale was passed. Upon the motion of Mr. Brazee, the Senate resolved itself into Committee of the Whole. The Committee rose and reparted back the bill to organize, the Bank" of Ohio and other Banks.? . .. . House. -Mr. Plumb introduced a bill to establish a State Asylum for Ididts. The bill to empower the Board of Pub lic works to adopt on the part of the btate, that part of the Sandy and Beaver Canal, lying between Sandyyille and Boliver,was read the third time ana passea. ieas, 63; Nays, 32.'.. . ; . . rJ ' i ' The House resolved itself into Com mittee of the Whole on the bill to amend the School Law. ' V ' .;: The Committee rose reported progress; and had leave to sit again. . March, $8. ' The bill to prevent kidnapping negroes was read the " third time' and passed. Yeas 22; Nays 5.. : The bill to regulate foreign Insurance Companies was read the third times and passed. Yeas 20, nays 6.' House After the presentation f pe titions and second reading rof- bills, Mr. Egly moved the '. indefinite" postponement to the Mai tee Law Bill. " Mr. Parsons moved that it be referred to the committee on Temperance, which -r was agreed to yeas 70, nays'217 r V" Thn 1.511 i J 11.. V '.. -- . 1 lj umuuu me aci relative to the division of townships into- election- precincts was read the third time and pass- ed yeas 89, nays'20: ' ( ' ' : ' ' ' ' Mr. Smith, of Knox, reported back the- Fees and Salaries, .bill with amendments Mr. Yaple moved 'its indefinite post P????n.t' 'hichwas lost yeas 28 nays The Fee3 and Salaries bill passed. Yeas 70, nays 26. Congressional ; Proceedings. rW Washington, March24;: Senate. Mr. Seward offered- reso- lution, which was adopted, requesting the Preiident to communicate to the Senate all the information in his possession, rela tive to the revolutionary-proeeedioga-in Nicaragua, especially the seizure -ot, the Transit Company property McOi. k-;i The Senate then resumed the consid eration of the deficiency bill.'' "'-' Air. Weller's Pacific Railroad bill was made the special order for "April 14th! The bul creating a public printing, book binding and engraving establishment was made the special order for r April 14th." House. The Speaker announced the Kansas Investigation Committee;' It con sists of Messrs. Campbell of Ohio, How ard of Michigan, aud Oliver of Missouri. A joint resolution was passed, after some debate, giving new members of , Con gress books of equal value to those which the former Congress received " About $1000 each. ... . ; " " Washington, March 25. Senate. The Senate resumed the 6on sideration of the Deficiency bilL A long debate ensued. ' .: -'.., rfr Mr. Hunter reported a bill providing that the Spanish-milled or Mexican quar ters, cighths, ahd sixteenths be received at the'Uuited States office at 20, '10 and 5 cents, and made legal" tenderfor all sums hot ' exceeding" five doHars.Thewr fractions, when received,. are tbf bf recelft? ed. It also authorizes the President Ito issue a proclamation legalizing a new cent piece, to be formed either by a reduction in copper of the present censor by alloy ing it with some other-,metat .'L;3 , i : House. -f-Mr. .Campbell, of.phio ,'aske4 ' the House to excuse. him, XronV serving1' 13 head of the commission to proceed $ Kansas and take testimony. ,,, Mr. Campbell was. excusVdu4 ;Sfr Sherman appointed to .fill the acan : y-4-saisGxox,.March 26 Sf.sate.- On motion jof-Mr-fBaUer the committee on ' Post Office. Affaire wf instructed to inquire; into the expediency . of discontinuing the franking privilege, members of Congress, and.in lieu thereof allowing them 'money to pay; their post age. '; '"i-T jij .-jretHf ' The Senate then resumed the consider ation of the' deficiency': bill, r which 4 was 1. .1 3 1 3- . amenuea ana passeax -, Aqjournea;-? r'f House. The -House took spLiU from the Senate removing the restriction on federal courts, to confine persons guil ty of violating the -laws', of the United States within ""the judicial district, where convicted. Considerable debate "ensued. :.r;'' : " ''!'- if"! XA i-ifiai - -.,- Washington, MarehriSTii Senate. On motion all inaCteTS?cori- nected with the action of the Naval Board, were made the special :order f Monday. Also on motiort made by! Mr; Pnghvr the ,: Committee on Jndiciary -was instructed to inquire into the expediency"' of proTi- ing for allowance! writs of error, froto the : Inferior Federal Courts,' to the' fin- preme Courtsr of tho Utited State ii criminal cases.1 -v" i-; H ft'iit.fc$ $m The invalid pension hill' was passedJq Mr. Tlarlan "made a decided ainCNe- braska speech, combatting iDoagtaV.o- port. Mr. Collamer, Geyet And Seward-nriH speak in succession on the same subject. Adjourned until Mondays -''" eiiT house. The iriouse resnmeaicsnssa- eration of the bill defining the rights of voters and the duties of the commission ers of elections in the city of Washington. Humphrey Marshall's amendment' pen ding, requiring in addition to the gen eral qualifications -of foreigneratoIhaVe been naturalized twelve moathiheforecTO ting at municipal elections; parliaintn tary struggle being" made"; between 0 the friends and foes, for the above amendment, involving many motions and yea shid riay votes, till 5 o'clockA'iX' i-iiaa am '' The House 1 being Wearied withthe'strug- gle, adjourned by five majority?:; d ,-woI The Kansas Comrpifyupaj The Kansas commission are' all Western men. ; uampDeuy ot umo, -..was.jehKttea chairman, ' because he -was Ah leader of . the anti-Nebraska party.an theiliBfejQon- gressj and the leader of the'Hjoaaeimthis, as chairman of the Committer. of BiTeys and Means. ' s.'S:- -ifilflsoiiasxftlatJ" Mr. 1 Howard wh is regarded , an able lawyer,: was-' generally? tae;cfckice of the . Republicans; whoi"objectd(Jti!Di!nn, because" of the latter 's course.oncerning the SpeaKersDip.i - os-ium l ha- 'Ir.i Oliver, -of Miss6nrv?wa Recom mended "to the Speaker by promiftea-t Ne- -braska representatives, their .thdic for the' minority member of . theionlroittee. The vacancies thus treated; in-thea Com mittees of Ways and Means, attd EhwStjons will probably be temporarily, ;fiilcU The investigation -mil -coBguran atJeaetiltwo months, as tho committee are fqr tbjaruugh scrutiny. They will take U derkj and stenographer with them, and, tw"rilhree marshalls to subpcena witnessesiT bifj ' Mr. Sherman of Ohio, has been ap pointed in place of Mr. ' Campbell, who resigned. '' ? 1 I - I A 1 .. , f f V'- 1 ' Mm ', 'T - t .A if '