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ii rro-israv unutt aouiu, k hbMl'l hH NMI *f ui J4MN 8tm^ y o. DUNHAM. WliMSi Ha^w •il UJ L'Jf t«» •n«»p»r cartes one year, ,.j (10 a44ress) U*«,» «a«c» Adverll«l^| j,«»re(.oneUuh,)oa«lo»ertlcB,i 1* to KO tiO Onctneeikt Two t:» 'i ,. .. Thr.e «. 81* -. .. Oatjssr, 4 i,!tnn»ISija»r» half th« above price. ..m^o^webki yhawkbts I ». ^„L ».... w,.„ i ,SJ newspapers ,re rr0latbree t0 fo»« 31 aftipe#*" 5 eeruif'j *ould M~ A slight breeze sprung up among the I'trptnts at a dance, which took place ou tii.r evening, at a house near the lauding.— •t t.K-iuaiing creature was the cause, hav (-Token her promise to become tue partuer ut gallant in the quadrille, and accepted (ir4 unices of another. Thereupon the dis gentleman "went into" his successful *u, *.i pUnwd three or four blows upon his |ltiogD««iiy. The interference of friends stop (lr'Am proceedings, and the combatants ilteir liJTtrences iu fiery potations of ifietoot. ^TMtstis. Miatitrn k Edwards have started Hpor at Wapello, Iowa, called tl e Wa» 8 -pnblicin. It is well printed and exhi bits of vitality. We hope it may become •«f the permanent institution* of Louisa The river during the last three days Msec about two feet, baoyiug up the ice **j«riiing it from the land, requiring the k%l oi the intervening space to enable *»'to cross. The whole surface of the ice k Uver, solid, and the passage is perfectly L'nioa Saving Meeting in Faneuil Ha(l uay, the Re v. Dr. Blagden offered a *Lich the following sentence occurs fur thy bussing upon the whole **•4 uptcitUy upon (Ac Bomtkcm am&on •fit, ^•tuaha IV. King of the Hawaiian Is abd^ated in favor of his son. lie aed to this by the popular dissatisfaction at UMittouag his Secretary, troas aMtivaa of jea.'uu Mi h|vcTi»iois kuxk at Noarotic.—A ketf uu Saturday repjried the mysterious tbs sou of the editor of the Norfolk ^-l!t appears ,uc boy nttemptcd to k--^«d gun from a cu board, and, by lidmt, it was discharged, the load eu neek and bead. When discovered '"tMwas lying astne distance from the cu gua renaic'mg in its place. Tt4hn Brown fund hag already reached ilia family will probably gel aouroea, at least #lu,iXHi. A wri '"''iXew York Tribune suggests a 2,000 memory ot Brown. Seward, in company with Count Sar« %icb MiuUter to the United Hlates, was ^-ee invited jru 'cts at Compeigu, and was 'r8"*c*iv«d. lie had also veiled the field lie will come home in the Arago, »%®Ubly be at his post in the Senate JU«Hof January. mt injury.—The Uubuque Herald followibg quotations for the va- ''Land Construction Bond* SI County :^*»a« School.—There is a probabi- c.., '''S^lature will be memorialixed t*"OIO'Bg regard to the es« (^"^f lieforw School for young of i*' kneeling has beeu called on thaStth it, tli'1 purpoM. Those who favor •4nJ fxxi Citlaana do, should Baking thair wiahea knows at ESTABLISHED] K Wbv i* i* that there to such irregularity I ,„.„..., w days in jthe execution of the prisoners. Throughout j-hmp I»rlington from St. Louis? Is the i.®___tyye,t.er?*y *'H* great influx of the Post Office*, the carelessness of strangers and citizens of tbe country, who were .... i auC"it.g *, have no account ot the doings of the viewed by «eu. T.luierro, who was on the S»tw«l*J«tnJ ar,s Dul sfgwiiiition wai tffeoied. It matters MWhenerer i S. Flint of Chicago, says the I Ike Secretary of the Treasury re'use! to j»r members mileage and falary, though ap rupriaud, on the ground that no evidence of Mttbersbiptiists till a Speaker's mriiiwte is /truth ed. A gold mine has betn discovered near j^earsviHe, Brown county, Indiana, which is pa}iugfroui|U,50 to #5,00 per day to each vorkmao. Several returned Californians are !ng the mine, and they are makiug pre irtuuna to enlarge their operations next tjiriag. Mr Deoglas has abandoned hit proposed tatber* trip for bis health, aad «riU mm lake lk seat is the Senate. ?icJournal of Commerce asks why the desks «n removed from the floor of the House at UaLitigioD, and replies:—"To tive free scope fer Ktiea in the coming contest for speaker, uJbcipediU the decision of irritatiug ques tiwtf requiiiBg knock down arguments." arA man of repulsive appearance, ragged, d.rtt r,d besotted, entered the residence of one ol oat citiifus on Saturday last, and requested liw i»or of the house to give him something to «it, atbe was almost starving. The lady went wtte iitchcn for that pnrpose, remaining ab mtfcae minutes, leaving the man in the sit— tg ram, into which he had been conducted. Alter tie fellow htd gone, the lady in prepar ole raume her sewing missed her thimble, ard oti auminmioti found beielf mmut some uwr vahable articles, as a cold ring, pen knife, a snia'i pieces of clothing, which she i«'i cartlmir lett lying about. TheVian had, doabt.apf.ropriaied them, and he has not (iace been sees. W'e weuld caution all our iady •adj tguart admitting such individuals into rir houafs a* tho mnjority of them have no •oples to pocket anything they ean "lay Uieir nidi en." 'a'orn)*J whether *rouD full dress, and mounted on a spirited larKer-prisoner an election of speaker Is 'e* lie were visited yesterdar after^ Hr. S!iertu»n wiil bo tl e nun. When- jWUi, of the Pretbyterian Cburcti, and'Uur. \h» dituniODWU and doughfaces have Brverly.\Vugh. oi^^ thu Methodist Church. Tiie euowh out of John Brown and lf'.vites li'*^ "«e of un interesting and wdsespital euougn out oi -ouu rowu ana lemu cllaIatter ali(J wcre cj Heftier, they w:ll probably allow toe buincss ail the coudeu.ued, though it is now evident cfcanneM to proceed. "0I" substijLeui e\cnts wv^ 1 st least Mire #Mur Kred Flint, !«d of 7 years of ige, and i er 18 "00" b-v l.iie Re». ijjyitieee. Master Fred, was accompanined to assent to the conviction of religious truth, and ttntowwii l"1* by hi" father's stewardess. eac'' turn *Bd PKni&ty1''* Ledger tuet.lions a sitigs Ur lict i' cossMtiou with the recent cosl oil (jjcorarwi is Pennsylvania. In many cases in the Vtlkr el Oil Creek the ground is covered villi p:v, evidently dug for the purpose ol gath«r»Bg oil, »nd at a period so remote that VM two hundred ftfty fttaf «M are pwaforer them. The military was called to arms, and the ex citement was iiaense beyoud any thing that has yet occulted during our ever memorable era of militaiy occupation. In a feiv minutes the streets and avenues ot the town were in posses sion ol armed men, and it was with some diffi culty that the cause of all this turmoil could be ascertained. Rumors of every desciiption were aflo.it, and it was at one time thought that the prisoners had overpowered their guards and made their escape, and then that an attack had been made on the jail by parties attempting to rescue the prisoners. The sentinel stationed near the jail reported that at a quarter past eight he observed a mau on the jail wall whom he challenged, and re ceiving no answer, fired at him. The head of another mau uas ulso seen above the wall, but he retreated as soon as the fir*t one had bet a fired at. The mau an the lop of the wall seemed at first determined to persist, and was about making an attempt to jump down', when the sentinel declared his itteiitijn of impaling l.im on his bayonet, lie then retreated into the jail yard wita Coppic, and both gave themselves up without resistance. CVok after»vai is remarked that if he could have got over and throttled the guai he would have made his escape. The Shenandoah mountains are within mi minutes run of the til, and could he have rcached them, with his thorough knowledge of them, Lis arrest would have beeu difficult, specially as but few ot the military could have followed him. During the ni^ht they had succeeded after two weeks labor, whenever alouc and at night, when their bed clothes muffied tho sounds of papor at Wapello, Iowa, called tl e Wa» saw which they had made out of un old kuile, 8'pnblicia. It is well printed and exhi- i'1 cutting through their iron thackles, so that they could put them off at any moment they should have their woik completed. They had also made a sort of a chisel out ol an old bed screw, with which they succeeded, as opportu« uity would oiler, iu removing plaster from the wall and then brick after brick, until a space sufficient for them to pa&> tb rough was opened, all except the removal of the outer buck. The part ol the wall on which they operated was iu the rear of the beds on which they slept, and the bed being pushed against the wall com pie:cly hid their wotk from view. The biicks they took out were conce-altd in the drum of a stove, and the dirt aud plaster re.noved iu course of their work, was placed between the bed clothe*. Tbey acknowledged that they had been at work a whole week in making the apertuic iu the wail. Their cell beiug on the first tioor, the aperture was not more than from five feet above the pavement ot the yard, and when freed ol their shackles'heir access to the yard was obstructed by a smooth brick wall, about fifteen feet high. To scale this difficulty w'as, however, soon overcome with the aid of the timbers on the scatlold on which Capt. Brown was hung, and which was intended for their execution on the succeeding day. Tbey placed these against the wall, and soeu succeeded in reaching the top, Irom which they could have easily dropped to the other side bad not the vigilance of the seiriuei on duty so quickly checked their movements. They were arrested iu the jail yard by G^u. Taliallero and tn officer of the day, who rushed to the jail the moment an alarm uas given. Sherifl Campbell unci Capt. Denuis, are much chagrined at this narrow escape of their plott ers, especially as they had resisted all inteilcr* dice of the military with the interior discipline of the jail. The prisoners were shrewd aud cunning fellows, and they were undoubtedly without any accomplices iu their undertaking. Their frieuds who were still here, were also f,-arlul that they might be suspected of having kuowledgt of the attempt. The general impression is that if the prisoners had waited uutil midui. ht or later they might h*ve reached the mountains, but it is presumed they were fearful of being watched during the night, or desired to have as much of darkness as pos»ible to gain a good dis'.anc- tielore d.iy» light would allow of a geueial pursuit. Meantime the elosiug reiigious ceremonies were progressing in the cell. Since the failure of the attempt of Cook and Coppic their assumed composure and apparent resignation had jfiwii way, i.nd they now looked at the reality of their awful fate with the full conviciiou ol iU^awlul calamity. They were sad and rather quiet, but joined with fervor in lite religious ceremonies. t%ncj ol that city: When called upon b,7 the Sheriff they stood trip 70 Old Harbor Inproveneat ealm and quiet whilst their arms were being *4» Uarbor Improvement Scrip 90 pinioned, and after bidding farewell to the ^^1! Ll. w* ... iv «. n li il: tl, Oi\. nuanls A* enp I) ii P. Due Bills 30 itcnp 'An: I). It P. Bonds 86 f, i1*'* Scrip 8 Western B. K. Bonds "J hart Bonds 30 flat City Coupon I ,*, School Orders VO New School ""fbor Improvement I^and Scrip ''•P'oveu.eitt Bond* bearing inter ^r«l Island Coupou Bonda 4o Cen- tViA i*tl wapa Kolrui1 111f A iVtJi Va IT/In guards of the jail were helped into the wagon and took seats on their coffins. Tbeir appear ance was rather that of hopeles* despair than of resignation, and tbey seemed to lake but little notice of anything as the procession moved on to the field of deslb. 1 be wagon reached the scaffold at 13 minutes before 1 o'clock, and the prisoners ascended with a determined firmness scarcely surpassed by that of Capt. Brown. A brief prayer was offered up by one of the eler gymen, the ropes were adjusted, the caps drawn over their heads, and both were launched into eternity in seven minutes after they bad ascend ed the gallows. ^They both exhibited the meat usiinohing firmness, saying nothing with the exception ot bidding farewell to the minister and 8heriff.— After the rope was adjusted about Cook'* neck ha exclaimed, "Be quick, a* quick as possible," which wsa repeated by Coppic. After hanging about SO minutes both bodies ware taken down and placed in Mack walnut ooOaa prepared tm a? n Uharlestown, V*., Dec. 16. in to witness the last act of the Har- or is our nail matter sent by f*rs Ferry (r.gtdy. Tb* latter name his e« When passengers are able to go or apprehending that the might be detained in twratv-four houra why should mail the ouiposu, as was the case on the day of be three or four^ays on the way R.flro.U dept oltlVaStaUf"rain*!« ^.Tugrarh bas, as yet, given a. «. «^0Dt cf the hang'tig of Cook and Copplc.- pericncedin getting in town. Shortly after the ...nbable they "fro hung, for had they •"lv*1 °J ,'ie tr»" Lj ar thf wotence been commuted, it a'teiid/nr ^'f*8 ,p4r.4de °L*1' UTe in the afteruoou a grand ,lle coui|auiea Messrs. Nassau, Dutton, and When- I Aoiih, oi the Presbyterian Cburcti. and lii-v \ents that Cook aud Coppie plying 'po«um,", as their •ni lids muct have been fixed on hopes of life l.l,3CI'tJr rather than deaih and eternity at of T. J. I the time they were makinsj outaarj nrou'su rtiuriitJ from a turopeau tour a few Uons of resignation thev all gave unaualifkJ expres^eJ a hope of salvation in the world to eouie. Cook and Coppic were the loudtst in their pi ofessious of a chaiige of heart, and in the hope of divine for^ivenesj. They freely admitted their uil:, acknowledged their doom as a just one, and that in the main they have bern treated with the utmost kindnesti by all. Tlicy thought that some of the witnesses were rather harsh in their testimony. The ministers imagined that ti:ey bad discovered a decidedly favorable change in the condition of Cook's mind since his interview wiih his sister up to that time. His calmness aud bravery were regarded as proceeding from a lack of ieelmg, but on leav ing him jesteiday P. M. they reported that he had been led to seek forgiveness in his protes tationsof religious conviction aad hopes of for giveness, all of which was undoubtedly iutended to hoodn iuk their project of escape. Cook has beeu visited throughout his impris onment by tue Rev. N.Green and North, at the request of the prisoner, as also of fiov. Wise and Willard. Kev. M. North was present at an interview betaeen Coppic aud Mr. Butler, and a Quaker gentleman from Ohio, who raised the prisoner, lie dcsuib'.'s the interview as an ufTecuug onev and speaks highly of Mr. Butler's Christian de portment an,! advicc to the priooner. Mr. But ler sims tb..t Coj jiic was a trusty but very wilful boy. An uncle of Coppic, of the same name, from Ohio, his father's brother, also visited bim yesterday. Tr e interview lasted for over an hour. lie seemed in much distress st the sad fate which awaits his relative. This was the condition cf the town, the priss oners aud the military, up to 7 o'clock U*t even ing. Ail apprehensions o: an intended rescue had long sines betn banished, aud nothiug was thought of but the approaching execution. So firmly had this conviction seLied in the public mind, that military duty w&s voted a bore, and 'be finale ot the tragedy wa» regarded as at last approaching. At quurter past eight last evening, the whole town was thrown into commotion.by the report of a rifle under the jail wall, followed by several shots Irom the vicinity of the guard house in close proximity to tint jail. them. Tbat of Cook was then placed in a poplar box, labelled and directed as follows: Ashbcll P. Wilitrd and Robert Crowley, 101 William street, New York, care Adams' Erpress. The coffin of Coppie wis placed in a similar box, to be forwarded to his mother in Iowa. The bodies of the negroes, after being cut down, were placed in poplar coffins and carried back to the jail. They will be interred to mor oo the spot where the gallows stands, tho' there is a party of medical students here from Winchester who will doubtless not alldvr then to remain there long. '••Ilea and the E*r«'a|4eiicy» [Correspondence of tha Cincinnati Osteite.j Washington, Dec. IS, 185». roaiTION OF PARTIES—THE KEPtTBMCaKS. The world does move. The political firmas ment is greatly changed, even since the ad journment of the last Congress. My faith in the Republican party as a distinctive organizi tion, and as the one destined to gire peace and qfiiet to the country, has been greatly strength ened, in watching the movements thus far, of the present Congiess. Tho bearing of the Re publican representatives has been such as to de serve the admiration of the country. Loyal, conservative, opposed to needless agitation, in tent upon going directly about the business for which their constituents sent them here, and teaviBg irrelevant and ill-timed talking to be done almost exclusively by their opponents, thev arc steadily gaining beyond a doubt, upon the affections of the people throughout the land. It cannot be otherwise. A nobler, and a braver set of^ men, at the same time forbearing and calm in their conscious strength, has rarely if ever been assembled at the Capitol since the early days of the Republic. Tbey are united, firm, true. in "Heudance tooK plaoe. The tioops went thro telegraphed. their evolution* with reat skill, and were re- THE ADMINISTRATION DEMOCRACY. The members who sit on the Admistration side of the House arc evidently beginning to have some just sense of their own ruinous, if not absolutely ruined condition. Never before were they n.et by such a formidable phalanx, completely united in opposition to the aggres sive policy which, by dint of impudent bullying, aided by obsequious flunkey ism in the North, has hitherto been forced through Congress, whenever the demand was made. Now, this defiant party of fire-eaters knows its days to be numbered. It sees plainly the hand writing on the wall. It feels, for the first time, a tremor in the knees. Its very ferocity—rampant at the opening of the session, but now greatlv tamed, by merely looking in the faces of those on "the '-—is that of despair and a consciousness of impending defeat. In their own ran'-'s, it is already manifest, there is little coherence.— Organize the House and an irrepressible conflict in the bowels of the Democracy will be appa rent at once. They will fall to accusing each other for the downfall that has come upon them. DEMOCRACY JIKAD—THE SOUTHERN AND ANTI- LKCOMPTON OPPOSITION. The end of Democratic sway is indeed close at hand. Any one who has closely observed the House, in person for the last week, ctn have no reasonable doubt on that head. The Republicans, delayed and thwarted though they are for the monie'tit, chow clesrlv tbeir con sciousness that, they are the party of the future. The Southern Opposition see it. Ov.hjfta.rnf mimipf/rfhenxiun, not actual aversion, misunder standing, or distrust, in mv judgment, prevents tbeir open affiliation at once with conse' vative Republicanism against the Administration.— They see iu the Republicans the power that is to control this Government, after the 4th of March, IStil. They will cordifillv acquiesce in, and ultimately .sustain, the coming Republi can Administration. The honest Anti-Lecomp ton Democrats—not the tricksters, and trim mers, like John i. Davis, who=e end is perdi tion, but the brave and eloquent IlicKman, and llaskin, resolute anil fearless :ts the l.rmented Brojerick, anil Clarks, Revno'ds, Schwartz, and their hundreds of thousands of sympathizers amons: the masses—will straightway find their home in the Republican quarter. There ts no other place for them. They will help to shape thi nature and well-considered policy of this great triumphant party 0M8O0. Ali the de bates in the House, every political movement, inside or out, have of late tended directly and inevitably to this result.. RKPIIII.ICANS roR THK UNION—DEMOCRATS D18 CN10NISTS. From the very start, Democracy in the House has placed itself di-iiantly on the side ol Seces sion and Disunion. Man alter man, ot the choicest among the Representatives labeled Democratic, have declared their determination to resist even to blood, the installation of a Republican President, comtitutionaU elected, and without waiting lor any overt acts inju rious to "Southern rights." Ou the smallest occa?ioo, without even pau-ing for any new occasion, ilttse leading nu n, who have a hook in the nose of Democracy, and lead it whither soever they will, declare their preference for dijJolutioii. Osteutatioiis'y and biataut'y, they ha\e proclaimed it day by day. By a policy, consummate in skill and already effectually triumphant in its operation, the Re publicans have suffered this talis to on, with only here and there an occasional rebuke, from venerable statesmen liko Mr. Corwin. They have plunle-d themselves, faiily and distinctly, along with Nelson, of Tennessee, so far as this question is concerned, on conserv ,tive, Un!on ground. Tim disunion Democracy Las gone on lashing itself into fury, with scarcely a rebuke in any Democratic quarter. Poor Cox mad'1 ouj feeble protest against the Disunion harangues of these leaders wiroiu he, nevertheless, mostly meekly follows, and joins in their mad attempts to override the free North. A Missourian, yes terday, (Mr. Noel!) ventured most mildly to assent from this uuiversai strain of latter-day Democracy, but lie speedily found himself iu hot water, and was reduced by the assaulti of hi* o*n political friends, to straits lor which, in bis inexperience, he was pooriy prepared. De mocracy delights in no lalk now like tiiat of Disunion. It has bodly assumed that position before the oounlry, and the Opposition are the sole I'nioii party. THIS IlEUOCRATft ItLUNDER A FATAL ONE. Democrats have caught only themselves by their deep-laid device. They began talkiug Disunion for efloct. They emula'ed each other in their Secession zeal. Tbey had no patriotic leader who dared resiit the current. What they began for eiTect, they must keep up for con sistency. Some of them see the error, but too late. They have l.-amed that the North will no longer be intimidated, and they will presently learn that their doctrines are equally a stench in the nostrils of the South. Disunion and Se cession have ceased to be powerful words to conjure with. The North is ill earnest, and the determined band of Republicans daily look these rautiug Democrats in the face, with an expression of tiie cooh st indiH'ercnce. Never was a worse mistake made, than that of dra gooning such men i ito submission,according to the astute scheme of Buchanau and hi.- leaders, by this Disunion cry. Tiny.are already begin ning to find it as latal as Nessus's shirt. It puts the S utheruOpposition in an attitude of strength at the Soutii. It utterly paralyses the remnant of Democratic strength at tl.e North. It gives to the Republican party, if they exercise pru dence and moderation, ari easy victory in 1800. THE CHARLESTON CONVENTION. No man who sees the peculiarly heterogenous, discordant and bcligerent character of the Dem ocratic party, as represented in the present House, can believe it possible that Charleston will witness the evolution of harmony out of such a chaos. Tbe fire-eaters aud disunionists will absolutely insist, and more resolutoly than Northern people have hitherto had any idea of, that their peculiar ideas, both iu the platform and in the nominations, shall hive lull pre dominance. So much may be relied ou as cer tain. If they succeed, the party, as anything but the merest sectional fragment, is shivered to atoms. If Ibay do not succeed, Southern Democracy marches out of the Convention in a body. Oue event or the other can scarci-ly be avoided. Either seals the fate ot Sham Democ racy. And even should they agree to support cither Douglas or Jeff. Davis, or a middle man, such compact could never secure victory. Till NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONTENTION. The Republican Oppoaition party is strength ened, and made confident of its strength, by every day's debate in Congress. It has the power in iu own bands, we repeat, if prudent counsel* prevail. It need* to take no new po sition, and leaat of all will it do to,tako a more ultra one. Iu moderation must be known to all men. In this resp. ct, tbe call to be agreed on next week, by the Committee, at New York, Is a matter to be well considered. It should be broad enough to welcome all, and to repel none, who heartily agree to tbe original doctrines of Republicanism, or those which received a prac tical saaclion by the Republican vole fsr the Crittenden Montgomery bill. It was that whioh saved Kansss from being forced iuto tbe Union as a Sieve State, and from beiag now represent ed on the floor of the Senate by two rank fire eatiug Democrat* WUh Uw right call a fair representation of the sentiment* of tbe Repub lican masses, and taally, aad self evidently, 8t nomination* for President aad Visa President vithaal too aMiek of the platform incumbrance, «l&8 **w h« ,1 •**-.* -'Iu* »i'» O U U N A O Ij I I 8 N K W S, WHO'S TO liUITt Mariners always snticipato storm weather in paesiog the Great Capes. It is also true of Ilaiteras and the Horn. The Ship of Stale bis similar perils to encounter. We were launch ed upon tho stormy Atlantic of our present vo. age and pluuged into its billows, by those two renowned political navigators, Commander Pierce and Pilot Douglas. We have had stormy, but on tbe whole a successful passage thus far. We bave passed our iiatteras, and are cow facing tbe gales and braviug the storms of our Horn. There is commotion among tbe passengers, and a little threatened niu iuy: but tbe good ship i.s tight, strunch and strong, aud the voices ol a valiant and indom ita'le crew ring loud aud clear above the tem pes-, Cheery, boys "Cheery, boys!" "All's rt^tit, ail's well!" We are rapidly passing on to ihe broad Pacific, where the mists and the snows, the winds and the storms of our voyage will be forgotten in placid aud peaceful waters. W e cannot hearken to voices that exaggerate o: perils, nor to counsels tbat bid us turn bacK. With loins girded and spirits high, and a craft that bas hitherto borne tbe brum of every conflict, without opeuing a seam or shiv ering aspar, we confidently couut upon a suc cessful and happy termination to our present enterprise, Tuis figurative exposition of the condition of public affairs needs no interpretation. In our poii ical concerns, there are always plenty of people to magnify small national disorders aud to eieaie imaginary ones. Jusi uow, the effort to do this is in very busy bauds. Bui, as here tofore, it will soon die out. John Brown's Kh j-t will soon be laid, and then all will be quiet again ardent Members ot Congress get ably warm in tbeir seats, and be^in to feel tbe sedative phy sical influences that flow Irom iuxuiious ealtng anei drinking, when the Christmas holidays shall come, we shall witness a very marked abatement ol the existing flurry of speech at Washington. And when the Luion-saving meetings iu our larae cities shall be over, our agitated respect i bilities and quivering devotees of Trade will sub.-.de into their usual dull routine. People proKss to be frightened, and to see portents in the fky, md to tremble lor some imaginary fu ture of insurrection, and rebellion, and dis union, and civil war, and we do not know what other extravagance. But it is the tremor of chronic timidity, the apprehension of very dull minus and very weak nerves. Who is to be the auih ir of these calamities, wh nee they are to com'how they are to come, nobody can tell, no body knows. Certain it is, the fi teen millions of people in tbe North propose nothing, abso lutely nothing, but to mind their own business. Theru is not a bomb, nor a shell, nor a pike (exe-jjt intellectual ones), preparing ia all our borders for any illegal or improper purpose whatever. Peopia huve said John Brown was a bruie man, and exhibited moral qualities that we i e an ornament to human nature. This is the hen and front of Northern offending—no more, llou is it with the niue millions ol the Soutii i Are ihey going provoke or Drinj on a con flict, to crj havoc, and let slip the dogs of war? Do ti.ey want any more ag.tution at home than th-y have got? Is not all niggerdom sufficient ly excited already Does not Mr. Wise say tha neither life nor property is worth having in Virginia in the existing state of alarm and ire pida on Does not Mr. Senator Ciiesnut say that the South lies bleeding and powerless?— VV ho, then, is to bring ou tbesc imaginary hor rors that torment the imagination of our terror stru.k old womsn iu pantaloons fNew York Tribune. %w The Democracy held a Union-Saving Meeting at Muscatine on Tuesday last. Tbe Journal says it was a regular Locofoco blow out 1 be Boo-Hoos— At last night's meeting of tiie Itoo Hoos, after one of Mr. Burgessei's ora torical efforts in his usual effervescent style, the audi, nee, which had previously been rather in clined to the mirthlul, was rebuked iu a solemn, almost tearful, indeed quite sepulchral manner, by Mi-. Anderson Chambers. Mr. C. thought that dark days were upon us, aud that, in view of the recent capture of Virginia by Brown and his twenty-two men, no man ought to smile— except in his sleeve, we suppose. Indeed, ho seem-:d to think that it might be said to be treasonable to smile iu such u meeting, except, we suppose, in the metaphorical Democratic seu^e ol this word as used at the "bar" not that our Irienr! ever "smiles" iu that wav. No#, it does strike us as peculiarly iiuiculous, if it were not sad to see men of sense act so ridiculously, iu view of tiie fact that all the dis union threats come from the South that at the Sou'It there is a large disuuiou party, while there is none at tho North that the first move of Southerners in both houses of Cungress, this winur, was to spring the "uigcer" question, and the disunion bugbear on the country that Henry A. Wise, the mau wbo hung the brave old haro, Brown, was the first nrni to suggest the idea o: forcibly seizing the Natiunai Armo ry unJ Treasury and that the Southerners are now openly avowing that, if u Republican Pres ident is elected, tbey will dissolve the Union, while at the North not a corporal's guard are bold enough to even hint at such sentiments in view of these facts, it is mirth provoking to see Nun hern Locolocos get down on their knees, and, with tears coursing down their cheeks iiiipie re Northern mtn cot to dissolve the Union! Gentlemen Boo-Hoos, are you not ashamed of yourselves Jkrky Clemens on Old Heown.—A number of ci.uutry girls who bad been to a wedding, enteicd the same car in which I was sitting, at Lancaster, made my cheeks burn by their laughing comments upon the chivalry of the South. I do not remember that I was ever in clined to deny my birth place before, but if one of t! cm had asked me at that particular time where I was from, I think 1 should have an nt'i'iod Iowa, or Minnesota, or perhaps Oregon. Of course, all ibis is Lirmless, aud the stories so current are wild exaggerations. At home I should laugh at them as heartily as auy one, but I not like to hear them here, ami nothing but the fear of making myself ridiculous by geti.ug into n passion has preserved me several times trom retoitiug a witticism by a taunt.— Besides, when I sit down an I think over it calmly, I am forccd to confess that it is nothing moie than a fair retaliation for the blustering threats in which our people are so prone to iiuiu'ge We talk about whipping the North witl. as much sell-complacency as il her popu lation would not more than half suffice tor a breakfast, for tho militia of a single Southern Stite, and jet John Brown, aided bv seventeen wh'te men and seven or eight free negroes, te.:'. a national armory, iu a thickly populated port on of a Southern State, and was only cap tun at last by the aid of United States ma rines from Washington. Since tbe arrest aud conviction of this insignificant band we have had Southern Legislatures and Governors going through the ridiculous farce of tenderisg aid to th tJovernor of Virginii lo prevent a rescue no sinw man believed to be possible. Scarcely a day passes but we have some startling dis closure, and the telegraph is kept busy in re cording the imaginary movement of tho res cuers od the one band, and the warlike prepar ations of the guardians of the law on the other. The above is an extract of a letter from the Hon. Jerry Clemens, one of tbe editors of Ihe Mi inphis Enquirer, written from Philadelphia. We reprint it, ju»t to show how a Southern gen ii.'iian looks upon the Broun affair. Nobody iii accuse him of Abolitionism. More A fricans Comino.—The Sea Coast (Mi-s.) Democrat ot the 7th inst, under the he.i 1 of "Good News,"has the lollowing: We learn from good authority that a cargo of African Slave* is expected in Ship Island Harbor the latter part of the present month. They will, if they arrive safe, be landed wi.houl any attempt at secrecy the consignees trusting to the sentiment predominant in Mississippi as to the necessity of increasing the number of la borers, for a triumphant acquittal, iu '.be event ot ii Government prosecution. We wish the gentlemen engsged in the enterprise much suc cess in their patriotic and humane undertaking. No doubt th* Africans themselves will prove grateful and diligent when they find how kind their new owners will treat them, compared with their former savage, pagan masters. Cassias M. Clay made a speech at Covington not long since, in which bo denounced alavery with hi* accustomed force and bitterness, and predicted the triumph of tb* Republican party. The Cincinnati Gasetu *ay* that near the close of hi* remark* ha wa* interrupted by some on* calling out, Let bim down," Tar and featbar biui." Tbe sp aker informed these parties in reply, that bo wa* Med to that kind of thing, aad ha would like to sao It done." It was 4**W, .« ikn «..- BURLINGTON. IOWA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2+, the result is sure. These most important pre liminaries ought to be the great object of i»itx iotv. Wtio shall be nominated, need not now l.e discussed. And in fact. Republicans seem wise ly agreed to agitate this question scarcely at all, leaving the Convention to select the best men. I K A U K K A I I I U U 1 1 E A K E 8 A Doctor Rons awat with an OrrictR'i Daughter.—Quite an excitement was created Maiden on Saturday by the discovery that elopement had taken place ou the previous Thursday, the parties to which were a prominent disciple ot Esculapius, known as Dr. Wa find the following singular specimen of advertising literature in the Richmond (Va.) paper "f100,000 Reward.—Messrs. Editors: I will bo one of one hundred gentlemen who will give twenty-five dollars each for the heads of the following Traitors "Henry Wilson, Massachusetts Chas. Sumner, uv M«ssacbusetts Horace Greeley, New York Jno. So soon as our more youthful and Sew Hampshire Wendell Phillips, Hen ry Ward Beecber, Brooklyn Rev. Dr. Cheever, New York Rev Mr Wbeeler, New Hampshire Schuyler Colfax, Anson Burlingame, Owen Love joy, Amos Granger, Edwin Morgan, Gulu. slia A Grow, Joshua Giddings, Edward Wade, Calvin Chaffee, Win 11 Kelsey, Wm A How ard, Henry Waldron, John Sherinau, George W Palmer, Daniel W Gooch, Henry Dawes, Jus tiu S Morrill. I Washburn, jr., A Bingham, Wm Kellogg, E Washburn, Benj Stauton, Edward Dodd, Tompkins, John Covode, Washburu, Samuel Andrews, A Olin, Sidney Dean, Nathaniel Durfee, Emory Pottle, De Witt Lcach. Potter, Davis, Massachusetts Davis, Iowa, Farnsworth, Knapp, E Fenton, Philemon Bliss, Jlason W Tappan, Chas Case, James Pike, Homer E Boyce. Isaac Clawson, A S Murray, Robert Hali, Valentine Horton, Freeman 11 Morse, David Kilgore, Win Stewart, Samuel Curtis, John Wood, John Parker, Stephen Fos ter, Chas Gihnaij, Chas 15 Hoard, John Thomp son, W Sherman, Wm Braxton, James Buf finton, O Matteson, Richard Mott, George K liobbius, Ezckiel Walton, James Wilson, S A I'urviance, Francis E Spinner,Silas Burroughs. And 1 will also be one of Olio hundred to pay I- hundred dollars each (ii50,00t))/or the head of WiUium 11. Seward, aud would add a simi lar price fer Fred. Douglas, but regarding him head and shoulders above these Traitors, will permit him to remain where he now is. "RICHMOND," The last words written by John Brown were the lollowing addition to bis will, and the ac companying note to hi* wife, on the morning of his execution: Charlestown, Jefferson Co., Va., Dec. 2, 1859. It is my desire that my wife have all my per sonal property not previously disposed of by me and the entire use of all my landed pro perty during her natural life and that, after her death, the piocecdsof such land be equally di vided between all my then living children and that what would be a child's share be given to the children of each of my two sons who fell at Carper's Ferry, aud tbat a child's share be di vided among the children of my uow living chil dren who may die before their mother (my picseut beloved wife.) No formal will can be of use when my expressed wishes are made known to my dutiful and beloved family. R!. Carrie., nud a highly accomplished and beautitul young iady named Miss Maggi* Dougherty, daughter Capt. Dougherty, a retired British army officer, It appears from all accounts that the escapade was totally unsuspected, the young lady s i.v taining an unexceptionable character, and lh Doctor having a wife and family of four cbU' dren, whom he was supposed to be devoted to, aa men should be. He has been her medical attendant for some time, and fioui the imimac thus engendered il is supposed that relations sprung up which have brought about the result. They took advantage of the occasion of a wed' ding which was to take place at 6 o'clock in the morning, and, under pretence of attending it, left their respective homes at about 3 o'clock and bave not since been seen. The Doctor htd tbe impudence to secure on the previous $800 which was due him from the young lady's father for medioal attendance on herself, which amount be appropriated towards the expenses of carrying her off. The friends and relative are in deep affliction, both families sustaining the bighest relations in the community and being universally respected. The infatuation iu which the unfortunate couple have indulged has not only ruined themselves, but brought trouble upon all connected with them.—Detroit Free Press. John Brown. My Dear Wi»e: I have time to inclose the within and the above, which I forgot yesterdav, and to bid you another Farewell. "Be of good cheer," aud God Almighty bier*, comfort, guide, aud keep vou to "the end." Your affectiouate husband, John Brown. Return or »»en. Sscott—The return of Gen. Scott from his mission to the Island of San Juan has beeu almost aa unexpected as was his de parture. Some fears were entertained that the intirmity ol years would render the journey too wcaiisome lor his strength, Lut the result is happily different. Immediately after his disem barkation from the Atlantic last evening, he went to his residence on Twellth street, where the members of his familv gave bim a welcome more grateful doubtloss lo the old veteran's leelii gs than any of the ovations have been which he bas received since bis departure. Gen. Scott states that since be left this city, on tiie Utit It ol last September, be bas travelled thirteen thousand miles. So far from impairing his health, the constant changes have been of de cided benefit, and says tbat he was never more robu-t and vigorous ihan is at present. He expresses the greatest gratification at the warm receptiuu which bas every where been accordcd him. With regard to the results of his mission. Gen. Scott chooses to be silent, prelerring that the people should receive their information through the proper channel.—N. Y. Times, 13 th. A Picture op Congress—Tha Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Journal has the following: Tbe House of Representatives was the place of excitement. At an early hour the galleries aud ali the approaches lo tbe hall were crowded, by whom I need not say—log-rollers, lobby members, lick-spittles, faro dealers, pickpock ets and place hunters predominated. I might truthfully say, with tbe poet, Hell is empty And the devils are all here." From the anxiety observable in their coun tenances, you would suppose that the ship of State would begin to "slide" as soon as the hammer fell. I will not apply that to the mem bers themselves. It is the expression of the old members'of the reportorial|corps, that'the re preseutatives in the present Congress are a bet ter looking set of men, and whose personal ap. pearance is indicative of more talent and firm ness, than the members of auy previous Con» gress since the days when it was in its purity. Another Pro Slavery Outraoe.—Tbe pro slavery faction in the Missouri Legislaluie, Lave introduced a bill to confiscate toe propeity and enslave the persons of free negroes, if said ne groes shall dare to remain in the State. Can anything be more contemptible thau this cru sade against free negro* s, iu a State which pro lessee such a regard for tbe very institution which createe this class of persons Negroes are first robbed of all the rights of humanity by the masters, aud then if they should aceu uiulate a little property, in spite of the oppress siou under which tbey exist, it is taken from tbeni and they are driven to a free State in utter destitution. This is net only an outrago upon the negro, but upon ibe free Stales, which are thus made the pqor houses and hospitals oi slavery.—Chicago Democrat. To Sportsmen.—All our sportsmen arc no doubt convinced that the Game Law of this State is of little practical utility. It is a mea gre aud inadequate protection for our game, even if it were regarded, since it permit) a wholesale system ol slaughter by means of nets and traps, which must in a very short time ex terminate both tbe Prairie Chcken and Quail from the vicinity of all towns targe enough to afford a market. But even tbe Law we have sregarded and violated every season, because there i* no on* inclined to undertake a thankless and uncertain prosecution. Tbe writer has seen the Quail ultery exterm inated from three Bute* by just such means as are in operation bere. Nature provide* In many way* against th* too great increase of these birds even if the hand of man were not always raised against them. Should the pre sent winter bring deep snow* and severe weath er, thousands of coveys will perish by cold and hunger alone, and when wa consider tbe im mense numbers already being brought in for sale in the different towns, and thence shipped to an Eastern Market, we may well say that if we wouid preserve a auttcient stock for the en joyment ol tutura seasous, wa should set bow or it will not be long before, not sportsmen onlr, bnt many others will regret thev have suffered tha batcher of these delicate and val uable bird* for the profit af few worthleea aad lawleas individnais.—lawa Olty Jlepab liaan. TELEGRAPHIC. XXlVtTII COKUBEiM-UT SbM10\ Washington, Dec, 16. House.—On motion of Mr. Nibiack, of luJ., it was resolved that, tiil the election of a Speak er, the Clerk of the last House be autborixed to exercise the power devolving on (be Speaker for preserving order in the galleries and on le floor of tbe House, for tbe lime b«ing, under tbe ruling of the last House, and that the .S.-r geaut-at-Arms, for a like purpose, be under the direction of the Clerk. Mr Bonltam, of S. C., said tbe whole country were anxiously looking to Ibe aspect of eflairs here and inquiring why we did not elect a Speaker? The reason was that the majority of the Hnu-e were unwilling to place in that C.ii»ir an endorser of the infamous Helper book end deem themselves justified in resisting hiselect on by all fair and honorable means. lie bad ito:h ing lo say against Mr Sherman personally, ut referred to him politically, and cordially assert ed to the resolution that he nor auy other man who endorsed Hclper'frbook was fit to beSpei.k- He believed it was a fatal error when ihn Missouri Compromise was accepted by the South, for it bas only encouraged Northern ag ressions agaiust slavery He relerred to Mr. Hickman as a renegade to his party. When he voted for tbe Giddings motion to reject the Senate bill for the admission of Kunaa* every one supposed be would finally land on tb* Re publican aide, although he has sinoe claimed to be a Democrat. His vote yesterday for Mr Sherman settled the question ibat he is no longer a Democrat. It had been sought to eieel Speaker by the plurality rule, which iie be eved unconstitutional, for the reason that none but a majority could elect a Speaker. It bad beeu said that there are precedents for its adop tion, but the circumstances were different than from what they are now. Mr. Binks had not refused, as had Mr Sherman, to repudiate the infamous teaahings of Helper's book for the ab olition of slavery and for insurrections. In reply to Mr Hickman, be said the South claimed to hava the right to carry alavery into the common territories and have it pro.ectcd like other property, by territorial law, and not rclusirig to afford that protection by positive hostile enactments. The South, while denying the right of Congress or tbe Territorial Legisla ture to abolish, prohibit or establish slaverv in be Territories, claim that it is the doty ol Con gress and tbe Territorial auiborities to pro teet it while there. He replied to Mr Nelson, ho said, more in sorrow than in anger, and refuted the com mon cant that President Jefferson put down unification. He also defended South Caro lina and her course at that period. That gentleman (Mr Nelson) had spoken of the "uion as more important than the Constitution, but those whom he (Mr Bonbam) represented look to every part of tbe Constitution as more important than the Union. The gentleman Irom Pennsylvania (Mr Hickman) had spoken of forcing tho ,'outh back into the Union, should she prefer to retire. But when it is found ex pedient to do so, the Union no longer exists He said, without hesitation, that on the election Mr Seward, or any other man wbo endorses his claims and holds to the sentiments declared Mr Seward—call the party by what name you please—he was in favor ol immediate dis union, and he thought he spoke the sentiments entire State. IIow then could it be ex pected that Southern gentlemen will consent to the election ol Mr Sherman, who comes here seeking Irom the pollution of doctrines adverse Southern inieiests. The resolution of Mr. Clark, of llo., was proper under these circum stances, aud he told tbe gentlemen that they would pre-eivc the institution of slavery or perish in the endeavor. His patriotism began at home, and he was for South Carolina against ihe world. Mr Wilson made an explanation, denving that he ever said thnt any man who endorsed Help er's book was unfit to live. Mr Clemens, of Va., wanted the House to pro ceed tovcte for Speaker, and objected to gen tlemen being compelled to sit here for five hours in order to give there brethren an oppor uuity to ventilate their rhetoric. He gave notice that he should retire trom the hall whenever he was physically disabled from attendance. The Clerk said that having been empowered by tiie House to suppress disorder, both on the floor, and in the galierie's. he should do his duty but hoped no case would arise, compelling bim to exercise the authority thus conferred Mr. Rimms of Kentuckv said Brown's foray ?f "l & ww. .. .. u nnl!»1 ..I «l. 1 into Virginia had been followed by a ciusade against ihe rightr of the South. He would speak plainly, and tell the gentleman of the other side that from the very foundation of the Govern ment there has been diseased public sentiment it the hjortliern States on the subjeet ol slavery, lie spoke of continuous aggressions of the Re publican party on the South. The Republicans number more than 100 en litis floor, men of character and influence, who have sought ou the stump an 1 elsewhere to diffuse opinion«, practically leading to nullification ot the fugitive slave iaw, and bring contempt ou the Supreme Court, because it was declared Congress bad no power to rceirict slavery or exclude il from new territories. The balance of power in the United States Seuate, once deemed a safeguard by the South, has becii lost, and Northern preponder ance wi 1 be still further increased by admis sion of other new States, nothing is uow left be tween t^ic South and her assailanU but the Democratic party and tiie constitution of the United Stales as expounded by ihe Supreme Court. The Abolition party in the North, having tailed to re-acts slavery in the South by direct legislation have sought to overthrew it by insurrection, by poisoning tbe public mind North, and by keeping up cou slant theft and robbery ou that species there to be no limit to their assaults oil the i Pr^erTe fraternal relations. soutii—were they to bow their necks like Washington, Dec. 19. The Democratic Senators spent several hours in caucus this morning on tbe subject of Public Printer, but adjourned without making any nomination, there being conflicting views. SENAK.-TheVice President being absent, fh7 Mr. Bright, of Ind., moved that Mr. Fltzpatrick I R/i.uMi1-!',1.°/l •K#,"lh' be appointed President pro lem. of ihe Senate. S", nl! h'A® f'""''T Mr. Foote, of Vt, said the more recent prac- I Mr Pugh called up his resolution submitted on last Thursday, instructing tbe Committee ou Tciritories to euquire iuto tbe expediency ol reviewing so much of tbe act for lhe orgaji/.a tiou of the Tetritorial Governments of New Mexico aud Utah as requiras all laws passed by those Territories to be submitted to Cougress lor approval or rejection. Mr. Uale of New Hampshire, said it was not iu oider to proceed to Legislative business prior to the orgau Zition of the House. Mr Pugh stated that he desired to reply to the remarks ol the Senator of Georgia, Mr, iverson, which lie made the other day, and be tared uot whether be spoke on the resolution or on the point of order. Ue proceeded lo defend Ibe Northern Democracy for the charge of un soundness which did not come with good grace from those iu the South who bad not dons so much for the party as the North. He spoke of the difficulty iu the North of battling against sectionalism and defending tbe rigbU of the South. They uever elected tbe Senator trom (teorgis to be Judge *sto the soundness of their Democracy. He repudiated lhe sentiment that the position ol Senator Douglas on Territorial Rights was akin to tho Wilmot Proviso or auii Democratic. I read from a speech in the Con gressional Globe showing tbat Cass sustained tb* same position. Mr Pugh quoted from a speech made by Mr. Ivorson eleven years ago in favor of aoa-inter venuoa, referred to ibe iostrooiioa scat bj lbs tteorgia Legislature wbsa tho Kaa*aa«N*feraaka bill was up ia favor of nou iaiervontioo, aad [JUNE, 183!). •aid ho planted btmsalf on the Georgia platform. The *m ifc* Ho proceeded at considerable length ia support i* t« of Mr. Douglas' views-Mid if be, Dooglaa, was HsWlPowtaSi Sif deposed from the Chairmanship of the Com* I 160,000ounces of roid dZaiMM miitce on Territories ou account of bis riew* I frata Australia far on the Kansa* bill, ninety-nine one handtedib* I a crowd of Jesuiuiwsra of the Democrats in tbe Free Bute* wouli bar* Rotnagoa, on MtniM of to be expelitd from tha party for tb* sama I thair order in Bsawgae. ""PP* reason. I a Ire took place at Hoar Eon* *n tfc* «Ak Mr. Ivereon said he would Uka soma future I of Oetobcr, Mr Gwin said in regard to ninety-nine Demc crau in every hundred in ail tbe Free Slates agreeing with Mr. Douglas. Mr. Pugh could speak for Ohio, but not California. The Doug- bdb„. Lane, of Oregon, desired to say a few words on the question which bad been ap if Mr. Male would withdraw. e could ll0t ?ee how »»y m»n doubt it. Mr Brown, of Miss., protested against the as sumption on which Mr Hughes' resolutions were based—tbat there are no la*9 in New Mexico establishing slavery slavery went there under the Constitution as dry goods or any ether property went, and then the Legislature, under Mr L. remarked that be would submit to no wroug, nor would he seek lo do any, but be only desired to carry out the principles of se curity—to every section cf the country equal rights. Mr Brown commanded Mr Pugh's speech for the broad nationality and concurred inost heartily in many things be bad said. It oc curred to him tho views of tha different Sena tors could be harmonized, and in order to do so the Constitution. Mr Pngh.—According to the law of the Slate. Mr Brown—Does it not go further does not the constitution itself recognize them as pro perty iu the broadest posssble sense is there any other property that you can pursue into another state aud re capture. Pugh— The constitution fays persons held in servicc or labor iu a state under the laws there ol, the Federal government m. kes uothing pro perty, but all tbe rights of properly are under the laws of the States. Mr Brown—Slaves were property before the constitution e.\is:ed, therefore', it did belong to the Federal coristiiutiou to say what stale sho'd recognize slaves as propenv. His next propo sition was, that owners of slaves hive the same right to take them to a Territory, that owners au other P^rty have ant! their property is entitle'd to the same protection by the law making power oi the government, with other property when the governmetit fails to protect our properay anywhere and everywhere, it ought o be abolished if that bo treason, make the most ot it. He asked nothing for his section tbat he would not accord to the oilier, and closed by thanking the Republican Benches for the polite attention tbey have given inc. I lake my -eat. Every seat on that side of the Chamber wsa vacant. Aeljourned. IlorsE.—Mr. Gilmore, of N. C., paused to be read a newspaper article commenting on an ex tract from the Boston Tract Journal, associating his name offensively with Helper's book, and Baying other things that the Soulh should look about to see whether there were not traitors on her own soil. He said that so far as this article applied to him it was an iufamous and malicious fabrication and a falsehood, Irom beginning to end. If he had received Helper's book, ss charged, it must have been through the mail.— He repeated that the whole publication, so far as it whs intended lo affect him, was a lie, from baginning to end. Mr Singleton, of Miss replying to Mr Hick man, emphatically denied tbe lalter's charge, 0f that the South had violated ail compacu and property at the South, scattering incendiary compromises. Whcie and when had tbe South documents throughout the land, and have ele- ^e"laDaecl anything more thau i-he was entitled vated to the highest public trust men that pro- zlaim there is an "irrepressible confl ci" between undcr lI,e 810ns 1 WIISC: Constitution Whenever aggres- 'lai^ been made they were by tbe stronger slave aud free labor. I on the weaker section, and the South was ob Ile was no diauiiioiiist, but would ask was i ''^e^ t0 'skc her present stand with a view to ^2° *ould rsply by asking a k preserved there be a cessation of these wrongs Mr H. said that if be tindfrstcd the history on the* south. He proceeded to reply to Hick- of legislation in ISot) and 1834 there was a de man s remarks about the south violating i maud made from the South that tbe Missouri compromises, denying the churge. I Compromise should be repealed, iuasraucb as it The House has taken two more balloU for prevented slavery north of Bti° 3o\ and was Speaker, with ths following results: 7th bal- unjust to the South, which went almost in a lot, Sherman 90, Hocock SO, (iilman 30, scut- i body f5r its repeal, and with the aid of a few tering 'J. (iilman withdrew. 8th. Sherman 111, liocock83, Koteler 25, scatteringy A Democratic caucus will be held to night Northern Representatives accomplished it. In return tbey gave the North w bat he (Mr H.) considered was a distinct pletl„», namely, that the question of slavery from that day forward should cease to be agitated iu -ngress and tho settlement of Ibe whole quest:on be left to the people of the Territories lor tb.-1r determination. Alter further debate, iu w: iclt strong lan guage was used by Mr Singleton, of Miss., of jntentioM of lhe tica of the Senate had been to proceed to billot. Tno' 1'''cl *«*,"' l"J. *u The Senate then balloted lor President pro Qo tem. with the following result: Mr Fitzpatrick 'take administer the 83, Mr Foster 10, Mr llallin 1. Mr Fitzpatrick then look tbe Chair. The Chair presented a report Irom the Treasurer of the United Slates with copies of bis accounts for tbe third and fourth quarters ol 1858 and tbe first and second quarters ol lHjy. Mr Mason of Virginia, asked that his Investi gating Committee be authorized to employ a Clerk. Agreed to. O'tate. A South, ho reminded the »*WT«rfc, Dm. Bar adt ii taraisbftityUaaioaaaM^ rTlS'twiifS* Xoorisb foraa la^ho tnooimt. with tfto tyaoUb nasal IsfTT? «0»k ak, wmtW MM «kd 1,600 wounded. Advices from Batsvia state that an expedi nonary force for Boai left on the Md of Octo ber. and condemned by a large majority ia his State. I the nativaa, owing to thair The roaintaioancc of that doctrine was danger- board a shkp, .« Qooltee for «aaT on* to the Democratic party. I A conspiracy, lo murder XorOpaaM, bd|a Mr. Udie hoped tbat inatmuoti i« (be question I dtteotcd «t mU» of order he raiaed this morning had beei.Jetu-1 Naples, Tha Diraetcr Ifrniral nm m. cidated, the Chair would now decide that ciliau police at Palermo ha* been IUtbb#d. is thought not mortally. Faaiw are eatertaned of an insurrection, Uale. I will withdraw anything the Seoator from Oregon desires. [Laughter.J Lane remarked it was not my purpose to prescribe rules or lay down a platform of prin ciples for the Democratic party. He bad noth ing to do with the case of Do lglas, and lie bad no doubt there were many good Democrat* in the Northern Btates did not agree upon this question of territorial right with the majority I upwwd"7 ol the party. He would not say thep were not iD the discount market, and the loo* good democrats because they disagreed with I k Ae last. him. uor ^ouM be say that net holdidg tbe The Directors of the Great Eastam Compaa#, finding themselves unabla to present thasr i sutement in time, bave pos* of Committee ou Territories. He was soiry to of stockholders till January find his own v..-*s on the territorial que,'ion The News says, that in tbe meanwhile, with ditlered very naturally from Mr. Pugh. He held view to provide for meeting tbe Comnaaw'a that a territory is the bommon property of the liabilities, tbe board bas arraoged to raises* e people, in which every Sute in tbe Union ney upon the security of tha vessel, or i* oik* his equal rights, and that while in a territorial I er words, mortgage her. state the people coold not by unfriendly legis- Pari*, Wednesday.—The ratao for Mils, di* lanon or by a system of unequal taxation in- counted by tbe bank of Franca, have adVaneai fringe the rights ol people of any Sutc ol the considerably. Funds arc less active but staa2r! Union. In the case of Arizona, he would not I Rents 68f 86c. submit to it, that the people of the South should I v- Orlaan* Cm. Ia go there and by unfriendly legislatio n exclude Advices from Brownsville have been reoaivad the people of the north. Tbe principle of tbe to the 14th inst. Tha town is now dafandod fcf equa ity of the btales mast be attained, and the 3oO men. Cortinasbas received rainforoamsnZ equal right the territories was so clear iu his but no fight bad taken place siaaa thapravioM ™'.Du. Parle, Tuesday.—Bo«r** apimaSqt by the Vaoderbilt [Latest by telegraph lo ]iMaBft*wa.l London, Dec. 9.—The Times' city article pf Wednesday evening, says tha Kngiish funds Ma again verp buoyant to day, and nearly alTdes criptions of securities have likewise shown aa I advices. A letter received from Vera Crua, stales that Gen. De Gallado lost half of bis and all bis artillery at the recent battle •3X Miramon near QuereUro. He was pursued bjT tbe Church parly and retreated to Monloref, but waa subsequently forced to abandon tbft point. Gen.Miramon left Guadalgara to attack Ma a solemn duty made laws protecting it these I lan/'He baT^uV^nded^MMqu^e and" wl* •aws did not abolish it there. possession of tha balance of the three JtillioH ot specie. A letter published by the Pioayane dstaj Mexico, Dec. 6tb, says that great %ascitameM had been discovered at tha Capital, ia cods#. quence of Intervention. There wa* a report tbat Juary had signed treaty of Intervention with tha United StaMb method ibt8°Ulh UC" U»Jtr ^e.twlr i n k V V call of ihe Uoum was then made and tho 11th ballot was then taken. Wnole number ot votes 230. Necessary for a choice 110. Sher man 112 BicockSS Boteler 'il S.nttering 1&. Mr Bucock then said tbat he conscutcd lo tho u-i of his name as a candidate for Speaker, in the hope that it would prove a rallying point for all oppysed to what was teimedan aggree sive party. This hope had gradually grown dim, and Ind become entirely mtingnisbed. Be therefore iotinaHv withdrew hi- name. Mr Moore of Alabama nom'natediBoUlor.— The House proceeded to vote with tho following result: whole number of votes tl' necessary to choice 116. Sheimtin 11-2, Hot. ler 29, Booock 19, Miles Taylor 12 Phelps 16 remainder scat tering imong various genilcnu n. Considerable eo'ifusion ensued many member*being desirous of adjourning, others to vot^. Again another vote was ordered 13th ballot, whole number of votes 'i'26, nec. ssary to choice 114 Boteler 31, Barksdalr SO Boeock 18, Miles Taylor 7 Sherman 110 iest scattering. Adjourned. Portland, Deo. II. The North America from Liverpool on ths 7th, and Queenstown on tho Bib, attired at this port thi* evening. Her advice* are one day later than lh* Tat derbilt. Count Herder has been appointed Presofc ambassador to Washington in plitss of Ooaat Saniges, who goes to Holland. Tbe ship Neptune from New Orleans, was ran Into at tbe mouth of tho Mersey by a steamer, the damage is unknown. Moody, mate of tho American ship Mary,had been condemned to penal servitude for life for the murder of a sailor. Liverpool by telegraph to Qt'iHBstown. Breadstaflh are qaiet bnt steady, pro listens t"V London, Deo. t.—JirUi«h innssli |«M4 «ia«4. "5 it. 4 Mr. Ltrar bad o&ryd to itsa ik*s ship Great g*sl*»a, ia *iow «f |fco in regard to fa •aaagsmeal tht nlrtsii Uuitad States Minister kU imum4 „f FMmar* iTiHttji Mll A occasion to reply to the Senator from Ohio. Liverpool.—Bract]sSwflj gaaosailSr* Mr. Gwin said it was ihu duty of Senator dull, but unchanged ia prirts IMnl Donglas lo be here present st tbe organization port flour dull at ol the Senate. He said ihe majority ol the Senate were responsible tor itiordanisaticu and should not plaoe at the bead ol the Territorial Committee a man holding opinions in direct conflict with tbe majority on the subject ol Territorial power. Insa uf at ctulcr prices* bfrtiwUboat -haiigc in qaotattaoc Wheat dull, but uom inaily aochasged. Oora naf^f yellow SOd a»2d, per quarter. ,v Ptovisioa market—R 8 A Co. and others, report provisions dveflntag. Beef heavy, aad holders are pressing on tha psrket. Pork dalL Washington Dec. 17. Tbe Post Officc Department states for the lia he would give his own position first. He held f°rn,ation of editors, subscribers and postmai* that slavery was recognized as properly utider ter8' lhat ,the of addressing nawspapep to subscribers, by attaching to each copy tl the paper a printed slip conuining in additltfli to the name, tbe time the subscription espiret^ and in some cases the amount due thereon—* matter which is no part of tbe address and to neither a bill or receipt, is a violation of tU» Postal laws, and subjects each copy so address ed to letter postage. Tbe Members of the House of Represent** lives cannot get tbeir pay until the election of a Speaker, whose warrant on the Treasury is no* cessary for that purpose. In the meantime, however, Mr. Glosbenner, Sergeant at Arms of last House, has advanced to various Mombelt sums amounting in tbe aggregate to |40,000 ov #60,000 which be bas generously raised on hli individual account. The weekly California mail from New Orleaijs via Texas is reported under tbe management df Giddings & Wcods, as heretofore. Grand Haven, Mich., Deo. 19. The Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad Cempstr* n\'s steamship Milwaukee bas been ashore ne*f the mouth of the river since the 2Vth ult., ia the meantime experiencing very sovero stormf. She was got off and steamed to her dock Sails urday evening, very little injured in hull or ma chinery. Lexington, Ky., Dec. 19. Keyser's flouring mill waa dsstroyed by last night. Loss from $16,000 to |a0,000.-p Insured for $3,000. Detroit, Don 1». The body ol J. Barnabas Cam pan, n prom!* nent and wealthy eliisea, wbono mysurlown dfsappcarsncc pearly three weeks ago oanoai great excitement, from a supposition of fotil play, was recovered from the river to day.— His watch and valuables were andisturbod, m| bo marks of violence were found upon him. New York, Deo 19. The bark Restless, from Tan'.amartba, on tha 25th of November. We learn that a batdb was daily expected st Bsrranqullla, bctweejfe the fuicu of Gen. Neito, ot tbe Liberals, sal Geu. Posado, ef Barranquilla, bo being ia nno session of that place. Business was at a stand still. Advices from Sierra Leone, report tbat a Brig, snpposed to be the John Harris, of Nov York, had been captured on tbecoastof Afrio% by an English steamer, and taken to Frootowq^ She had £uo slaves on board when captured. Immense union meeting, this evening, SO.Otiv strong. Resolution adopted, nominating GoM» Scott tor tbe Presidency. Medins, O., Dec. 19. On Sunday morning tbe warehouses and Of* leans mill, owned by Hills, Whalen and CoL were destroyed by lire, with grain valued is $40,000 The total lose sixty thousand dollaafc with Uiirty-six thousand dollars insiwnnco. v St. Louis, Dee. 17.. The Overland Mail of tbe 26th passed MellsV Station at two o'clock this morning and reach here to-morrow night. I Much anxiety was still felt at San Faaaciec* on account of ibe non-arrival of tho steam*V Cortez. A duel had Uken place between Jndgo MiileK of HhasU County, sod Jam** Gallagher, Dita trict Attorney of Trinity County. RomU 00 SUted. James Hawortb, President of tb* Oallforni SUge Company, states that he 1s prepared enter into a contract with the Governmeat run a daily mail betweea SacrassenlO aad 9k Louis lor a million dollars par annum, the trip in days. i The bulk of the goods by late arrivals into store. The importers are supplying tho rent demands at previous rates aad Ike tcadi baying sparingly. Sales of 3,000 boxaa eandl«a at 20a21c. Coffee very firm. Eastern reined Sugar lie. Nothing doing in raw Lard lt|allB for prime. Butter SOsSSo. Baooa fcir dessa*f and unchanged rate*. Other kinds dalL Charlsstowa, Dm. It. Tbe negroes Shields Green aad John Oopap land, bave just paid tbe forfeit of their Uvea.-** Tbe erowd in tbe town is very groat aad tNfe execution was wltaeeesd by aboat 1,M0 psaHft At 9 o'clock this morning tho field waa aoM* pied by ibe troops, and st 7 minutes of ft o'clock tbe procession made its appoaraaoo. ft arrived at 11 o'clock at the scaffold. Tae pm oners were in a wagoa, aecompaaied by Aa Sheriff and Jailor. They moaatod tha ml^ with a firm step. The prisoners had the oa» placed over tbeir heads by lhe 8her1ff, ail after appropriate prayer by Rev. Mr. N tbe Presbyterian Cbareh, they into eternity. Before tho rope waa oat Qsaap was beard to offer up a fervent prayer. Cojw Und was not hoard to pray. Green's neck was broken and be dM wIMll struggle. Cope land writhed la violoat «oa* tortioos for several minutes, Tho prisunsM bade farewell while on the scaffold to the Minis ters Faugh, North and Seek, expissslng a Is# to meet them in Heaven. The drop foU as 101 minaton after 11 o'eiork. Tbo badiao wilUH placed in iho jail for intsrmeatJfMQMW"* -1 On the receipt ol the news of U* escape of Cook and Coppic, uovernoe wlH M graphed lo General Taliaferro to oi the jail, whiofe ws'daue. A London tomato pioapaeket oi«ia4«aeqg areigas from a lady in aa omnibua. Oa baiaa arrested she managed to swallow two, thoW mainder being foaad oalut |iima. after efeo died ia tbe haapHalaf «Nb poH mitt** -T~rfrnria WfMtol I ha ptooea of ssoaey ia her lawa*. wtioh imp roovered aad raturaod lo thattiar.