at»as» m*i uicuii aoasisu,
i^r'i hi. u' iihm Strata,
M* Mr* *r iv« eopU* •&« jrttf,
NS IK»a« a*r«aa)
*, One month
^r^ATOtfaf —W• out the following
(^oncl Biufii Kenporeil of a recent
K»r Republican papers teem desi-
ibe flection of U. S. Senator,
rolicitoui* lor tbe r«•election of
S„w, while we have not a word
I(R. HARLAN—but, on the contra-
"Lfu. son* in the favorable estimation in
,!It wWn»e to tbe doctrine put forth,
"u r'»B of
,,,T olber nl*u, bM
Zltioo of cither Honor or p.oht—that
•at J**. -j ,tM,T,ncc, i| tbe people,
iifnbri« ol the Legislature,
a fd lor Mr. Harlan for Senator, it i«
La »cd proper that Mr. Harlan
i. sa"* Bt j. ll.on tbe coLtrar), iho««
u*rtt*d power u »e*ieJ, were left b*
.. •'•c® free atid untrammelled—it
t.'.rUlv l»ir or jurt lor the prew of
""iaioftvsior tbat man, K
Steiu^ li.at lie
t,,,.,.. ,. ,i i
,k i i1. body 'cufro'd
Mb*town fx-rwin IrtJHt the Hepublicau
ii'i, »iiti credit to the Siato
»r»p.»".b!e pM^iori of Uii'U-d
lee of ^»P"««»i.t an
*inou,*! °f outside pres-
Aat candidate may be able to
SF^ifrwwItt tbe Nonpareil that tne election
Sewtor ieafi to the Legislature and not
of toe Sate. We
,'mit umuihu. it i« tb« privilege of the
of any peutl«m»n to present his name
'he LegtaUure as a candidate in opposi
Harlan. Mr- H«'"» has no vested
'Bor^.W« cUtm, -.o the ..elusion of
tiiflatare can e^l »Wcr "nd
Mr. U»IUL. he RTO«ID
hit tritzte should, asd doub.ie-'i will, scqui
without a muraiur. Thepofition i,ah.gu
important one and demad^ the be« Uleut
^,4.. U h«v« sot sought to Influence
jfjiaiaiur* or embarrass it in performing
u-u. Wo have never sought to
kejAibiicau up Of Jjwu to tbe injury
another be selected in
I- tni, (c« are bound to believe that nouo
.. km E?publican will be elccied), we shali
is .f wir Joa ot our law-makers, aud give
Uibfal rapport t« the new man, whoever
k uy k«.
jifritiii ol the Nonpareil, il he has any
t« profoe*, rhai! have a fair show, so far
coceeroed, iu the Si'Uiit.3ri»l race. Let
t^iuui be treated properly, tbe (election
b'safelaitly and every body will b« satisfied.
urot Ui*i £it.. -1 notice in this morn
j' eiitioa of jour paper a paragraph or two
,.«i trpiL the Pacific City Herald, in relation
on tiie part of County Treasurers
I ftti ot non residents for rtceiv
.teir Uiet. Tiie llerald says that these
-ttt aWa addressed aa "Treasurers," reply
i VuiarieK," offeriug to attend to tbe business
te. t-ucb a practice is barefaced euough,
ist wiU you aar of Treasurer who de
:v f«ts as «ucli, for attending to duties for
i be was dected, and for which tbe law
.«aproper compensitioti I have sever
ztt been swindled by the fee process,''
it time such rascality was exposed.
je*r I rtoie to the Treasurer of I'owc-
Covitj, rtquesting to know the amount
*i on i ceitain piece ot land, lie repl:ed,
(ii ait Uepav., nutilit ib- uiuouut of taic^
|\0 ot tn—
and added, as follows
:-n lot p»yuii, I oent bim the
ai sf tfcf tsie* alone, and reeeiv t-d a surly
tW ai«n I a«ai him the required "fee"
pay tbe uxes aud send me a receipt,
could dj? The rascal bad mv money
••aid dotthtktw have* appropriated it to
a»e, bad I not remitted the f* e, which
uj received tbe receipt. The "fee" add-
md II r*.
twenty per e*ut to the legal tas.
i nr I wrote to the same official, for tbe
*(U aaceifaibiiig the amount vl tuxes on
'-•uue i»ad aud received a reply signed
Head, Deputy Treasurer," giving tbe
at taxes at |V,f2. lie tb«n add* a let:
making the whole fl 1,92, or about
ecu uiort ti.an the lawful tax.
Tteasurer of Poweshiek County mar
to shield him»tit by stating that tbe
far a fee does not come directly from
ly answer is, what businesa has tbe
«tr to cuiiurt Lis official business to
Mi »ho «wiudle tai-payers 1 solicited
awpoLdence with the "Deputy," my
Uiog with the officer himself.
Utt j^iid taxes on non resident lands in
^'counties in lows, but in no case, except
couuty, has any Treasurer extort
o» net d»miadrd a "fee for paj ing." But
•rn thst tha practice is not unfroquent, and
p. t.'.e a ,-.. :, te* being made may have
-fleet to stop the taindiing. P.
'urlmgtoa, Dec. 84, 1859.
Moamcitt, Iowa, Nov. 9tb, I8S9.
•at git:—j here si nd you the amount of
flaxes for ltin on the following lands, viz:
-s i- i. bee. 6, 80, 14,
a, 80 li,
reeait immediately and your business
i*Attended to promptly and receipts tent
*«i*uy oa receipt ol tbe money.
Testsualy, MAHLON HEAD,
tif Us »liels fell into a rut, and
i-iui'm tu, giouud, a bind wheel ol his
l*a»".g over bis leg above the knee.—
'"l", of McGregor, drsssed tbe broken
"tl1 *4 reported tbe oatsent as oonvaleaoent.
CSAXC* rot THE CiiKMi.—Mr. Foreman
'h« beeateur County Spirit of Wes
feisrprise,' advertisee for a wife. We
wen for an inventory of his virtues
^"Hiahaieou, bat instead thereof giro
'••dsn the opinion that it is a very
•[JW owner of a distillery, sitoaUd be
«»4ttUnd k Co's pork packing establish
*•«, 'ompkias that the qaality of bis whiskey
iqjwed by reason of the import state
*auv—ibe oCkl of tbe pork boaM afere
thrown into ibe river. Tbla feet
J* PMattatly refreshing to the containers
tie hiai4 as sunufactared, although we do
thcantdecottld be mnefc beared
ittisiii^el ihisnew iagredtcat.
Qr*We are iodebted to friends for uumeroua
Article* aent to ua aa Holiday preeeuia, bat wo
4i* prevented from naming the gencrooi donors
ou account of their reluctance 'o seeing their
names in print. Such marks of friendship to-
as, from friend* In town and oountrr,
ha*e been numerous during all the years wo
ha*e lived in Burlington, and even more than
»he generous patronage we have always reeeiv
•4, have made us often feel that it was good for
U that we oast our lot here.
Helper says in his book, "Oflr motto is tbs
abolition of slavery and the perpetuation of tb«
American Union." Those who complain most
of bis book seem to dislike both its otyets with
an equal hatred.
OTTbe southern Medical Students who with
drow from the PbHadelph a Medical 8cboots, did
a very foolish tiling. For the Philadelphia
Medical School* are unquestionably tbe beet in
the Untied States. Rou.an*, WIIOM patriotism
no 0,,e eTer
i KrAusht liome to t»i?
doubted, believed it right to bo
Uu ,,v cnfmr-
left "where i*opl« placed it—in "deputy saw-boues," as Mr. Weller might call
rtacS« of U«'«l4lur'-
•t Mwsptptr I*" ,i ., (teacher.*, who voided in a city where an AntU
Skverr Fair waa beld.aud Geo. W.Curtis made
an Anti^Slaverr speech de«p,te the brick bats
thrown by sonic of these einbrjo M. D's. Truly
these Southern s:uilen:s a nicety of per
ception in matter* ot honor, w.iioU is seldom to
oltsi rvcd, even in roni:inc«!i.
i n e i e a
Iv iii:J coiitiderati:-
i# or ib't «'»»'. I'1" Irtend
John Brown began tbe era of blood, and let
his fate terminate it now—terminate it in a
manner different fiom Northern design—id
Southern self-protection and self-government.
W 't he Cquauka (lil I'luindealer »aya
there is a report to the eflect that the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company have
purchased the Air Line Railroad from Galva to
New bostoii, end that tbey intend to proceed
with the work at once, &i,d complete it in tbe
earliest possible time and also build a brauoh
road from New Boston to East Burlington,
to connect with their road on the west side of
Fiat.—A two story frame, almost pew, be
longing to Marshsl Altmus, situated on the
South Hill, at the comer of Eighth and Cedar
Streets, was burned to the ground on Saturday
afternoon, together with the greater part of tle
The fire was communicated to tbe roof by a
flue, and was ccit discovered until it had gained
auch headway as to render all attempts to save
the building futile. One of the engines was out,
but turned back oo learning that the building
was deiiro.v d. There was no insurance upon
the property, and the IOSJ is estimated at $ISuO.
Mr. A.licinus is an industrious hard-working
man, and the destruction of his property hgs
left him destitute.
This occurrence should awake our citizens to
the necessity of providing better facilities than
at present possess for the extinguishment of
WC «k ivacut uviever IVi H»V vamigmoumvu* VI
THE DOPGLAS "CAVE."—Thurlow Weed, Esq,
writing from Washington to tbe Albany Even
ing Journal, says:
It is true, as reported, that Senator Douglas
has 'caved.' He goes back, however, without
Ibe true mm who stood by him in defending the
right to the last Congress. The desertion is felt
most keenly by the anti-Lecompton Democrats
of Pennsylvania, and by tbe friends of Broder
ick and McKibben, oue of whom sacriSced his
life and tbe other his election for a cause which
Senator Douglas took up and has laid down, at
men put on aud draw off their garments. Like
Eanlel S. Dickinson, of New York, the Illiunia
Senator goes back to be strangled. Ttieir heads
will go into a and into the river, just as go
the heads of rebel Pachas who offend the Sultan.
'•«««.—The McUrt'eor Times learns'tbat There are no men more truly and firmly fixed
'in their opposition to the Democracy, now and
"twia, of New Oiegon, broke bis leg
'"f Wij oo Mooday week, lie was driving
*4*4 te»B), and while passing another ws
through tbe war, than Messrs. Hickman aud
Swart*, and Col. Forney, with their 20,000 De
mocrats in Pennsylvania. Indeed, the men who
carried Buchanan throuab Pennsylvania on their
shoulders, iu 1858, will uow help to swell the
uujorities in that State, mountain high, against
tbe Charleston nominee.
Cook, Sargent, Downey Co., of Iowa City
when they failed, a few days ago, shut down on
over thirty thoutand dollars belonging to depos
itors. This is acknowledged in their published
stalemsut. But tbey figure up "assets" in tbo
shape of estimated values of town lota and
wild landf sufficient to cover their liabilities.
HYMEBEAJ-—Tbe Iowa 8tate Reporter givee
a fact which baa come to iu knowledge, of a
man sixty years of age being united in matri
mony to s iady of thirteen—all of Johnson
A correspondent, writing from Houston, Tex
aa, says—"Wo arc hating the eoldeet spell of
weather known hero by tbo oldest eitissne. It
new snowing bard—the thermometer at 17
—bidding fair for another day of fine slsigtuag,
which to an in heard «f ceeawemo la Ifcto
Therapeutics fro:n competent
DiSarritaRaiict.—Mts. Hoeck, an elderly Ger
man lady, mvaterionsly disappeared from Da
venport week before last. It is feared that in
a fit of mental derangement she threw herself
into the river.
Counterfeit fives on the State Slock Bank of
Widconain, and dangerous spurious twos on tbe
Agricultural Bank at Marion, III., are in circu
The Toledo Blade of tbe 16th,* says that a
son of W. W. Clarke, Banker of that city, aged
seven years, when sliding down the banisters at
the Oliver House, fell to the lower landing, a
distance of 26 feet, and died iu two hours.
SOOTH CAROLINA SENTIMENT.—The Charleston
(8. C.) News of tbe 16th says, speaking of the
sympathy for Johu Brown felt at the Nonh:
Wc have no confidence that there will be any
cftVctive reaction at the North—it is at heart
ju jegiga wholly our enemy. Our convic-
I 'ati ncf others. We stand precisely iu tion is irrepressible that Black Republicanism
to the re-election of Senator Harlau aa «®. "U£t8in policy by every
ia r^gtrd to Gov. Urinjc?, two yeais
tiie Republican majority of tbe
L.alauw iw-eie^t Mr. liailau, we fchall b«
n*i, kec«ae we think bim a sound and re
U-lt we faith I ui public servant. On
means, violent or other, to achieve the destruc
tion of Southern institutions. Wo repeat, I.KT
IS ARM. 1:. this, UL least, there i» safety. We
urge Disunion and demand a Southern Confed
eracy. Iu this there is safety. Who can as.-uie
safety iu aught else! If a Black Republican
Speaker is elected, let the Southern members of
Congress demand a separation and division.—
The Southern States will sustaiu them. They
would uot consent to remain longer under the
domination of auclbcr people avowedly their
»tr. Jscslya's Uetare.
Tbe Rev. Mr. Jocelyn lectured before tbe
Young Men s Christian association Friday even
ing —his subject Daniel" or Higher Law."
The discourse occupied au hour or more In the
delivery and contained some fine passsges,
while it was forcible throughout. Mr. Jocelyn
contends that when an individual has used every
legal means within his reach to make the laws
of tbe country what tbey sbouid be he has per
formed his duty. If tbe citizen has consistently
and intelligently, by piecept and example aud
vote done all in his power against the spread of
alavery and to remove the evil from the country
be has no further responsibility—tbe sin does
not lie st bis door. On tbe other band, if obe.
diencc Is demanded to laws which are so ut just
as to come in conflict with plaiu Cbiiatian duty
—if obedience to human law requires a viola
tion of tha law to God, then it is the duty of
Christians, as iu tbe case of Daniel, to remain
true to their principles and professions and suf
fer tbe penalty. But there is no justification
for mobs—nothing to countenance resistance
to law or constituted authorities.
This is the substance, by fair interpretation,
of bis rendering of Daniel. In tbe light of it
should infer that in bis view there was
nothing in tho fugitive slave law that should
deter any man from giving lood and "God
speed to the fleeing slave. But when caught
aud irgiillj in the hands of the owner, Christian
duty required no man to bead a mob for bis
rescue. bile no bmman law could or should
compel a citizen to catch fugitive slaves, no
Divine or higher law justified mau in attempt
ing revolution for the purpose of liberating
Of course our readers will not suppose we
are reporting Mr. Jocelyn's lecture or even giv
iug its substance. We are only tracing bis re
marks to their logical sequence,—giving tnem
a practical application to tbe live political issues
of the day.
This is essentially the views of tbe Republican
party, as we understand tbem. 'lhis is tbe view
of Mr. Seward in bis Rochester speech wherein
he speaks of the "irrepressible conflict" between
freedom and slavery, which is expected to go
on until the States shall be either all slave or all
free. The vital principle of the Republican
party is opposition to tha spread of slavery.—
Tois opposition is a determined one that will
be satisfied with nothing but the accomplish
ment of its object. But it ueither proposes nor
iutends a violation of the Constitution or laws
of the country. It desires ueither insurrection
nor bloodshed nor di?uniou. But humanity
the interests of the white race aud of the whole
country, demand that slavery shall not be ex
tended—that the horrors and barbarities of the
African slave trade shall be suppressed. And
believing these to be a legitimate objects, tbe
Republican party intend to use all legal and
constitutional means to bring them afcout.—
From this purpose they wiil not be deterred
either by the threats of disuniouists or the
waitings of iujjhfaces. If there is any thing
in them sectional or disorganising or treason
able we should like to Irtve it pointed out.
Col. Stetson, of the Astor House, Naw York,
has hoisted afligoubis hotel, bearing Daniel
Webster's memorable "Liberty and Union—
now and forever—oue and inseparable." Thai's
tbe true doctrine. Tbe professional union
savers go foi the uniou without the liberty.
The most sensible Uniou meeting of the sea
son was held the other night by some Repub
licans at Brooklj n, N. Y., when the following
resolutions were odopted
Resolved, That the Union be saved.
Resolved, That the Uniou is saved.
(9* Patrick McCan was arrested Saturday
evening and fined ten dollars, by Jitetice Tem
ple, for ~tu'aliu^ wood Iroiu the cars. For want
of the necrssury funds to liquidate he was sent
ABE 9ov«ftt8iB«T TAX PAY sr.* SWINDLED BT
COUNTY COLLECTORS ?—4-s people are not gen
erally advised of the manner iu which the Treas
uiors of Western counties are in the habit of
fleecing non-resident land OM. IB, we propose
to suhjoiu a few samples iu illustration: These
letters are all from county Treasurer in res
ponse to letters of inquiry:
Mt. Ayr, Ringgold co., Iowa, Nov. I4th, *59.
Mr. :—Yours of Nov. ®tb ie duly re-
Arm OD tb« hill.. U*-U. J. W
the Fire Companies, with their present ineffi
cient force, to draw their machines up those
hills, and no means are provided to supply
them with water when they do arrive at the fire,
lusurauce ii the only remedy we have as yet,
until the finmces of the city shall be sufficient
to furnish Engines for either hill and provide
cisterns to extinguish firrs which may break out.
or Disunion is now tbe corner-stone of tbe
Democratic platform. And yet this revolution
ary and treasonable party presumes to count
Jackson in tie list of iis heroes. Tbe truth is
that the party at tbe present day is nothing but
an incarnation of the ideas aud policy of Mr,
Calhoun, whom Jackson wanted to bang—only
Mr. Calhoun never proposed anything mora
than to nullify a law of Congress. Tbe present
Democracy propose to nullify the Constitution
and the Union.
Tbe Republicans in Congress are subscribing
for copies of the ultra disunion speech of Rep
resentative Crawford, of Georgia, last week, as
a campaign document on their side. He is one
of those fellows whose vaulting ambition over
leaps itself and falls on t'other side.
Our charges 1 00
Total $4 9d
Please send tbe above in bank bills or spe
cie draft by the i5tb of January next and you
will save interest by so doing.
T. M. KKLLER.
Bedford, Taylor co., Iowa., Nov. 16th, '£9
Mr. •, Dear Sir:—Yours of Nov. 9th
is at band. Tbe amount of Tax on
S E i of Sec. 18, «s4 N E Sec.
24, is $8 23
Fees and exchange 1 00
Total $9 29
Currency State Bank of Iowa, odd change
may be sent iu Post Office stamps,
Retpeotfuly yours, EVANS & J0NE3
for Jesse Evans.
Fontenelle, Adair Co,, Iowa.
Mr. Burlington, Iowa, Sir: The tax
on the land described, is as follows:
Ei N E it N E S E 11, 74, 32
N W S W
N W N E
My Charge is
6, 74, »I
Send Iowa State Money or draft ou New
York. Yours respectfully,
S. W. ARMSTRONG.
By Armstrong 4 Kilburn, Treasurer.
The following from Union county is the hard
est case in the lot. Iu respone to an inquiryas
to the taxes on 120 acres of land in Union
County, the followiog note was received:
Afton, Jan. 26, '69.
Mr. Burlington, Iowa:—Enclosed find
amount tax, and our fee, #6 00.
*T! M. ROBINSON,
Treasurer and Jtooorder
J. M. Rogers, Deputy.
Tbe six dollars were forwarded, and a tsi
receipt returned for $2 70. But the collector
relented. It is fair to presume that conscien.
tious scruples made him reluctant to charge
more for psying tbsn the State and county
charged for taxes, and he returned oue dollar
to tbe unhappy owner of the 120 seres, thus
rsducing bis feee to $2 80 for paying $2 70 in
taxes. What do tbe citlsens of Union county
think of this manner of taking in strangers
Tba Tribune newspaper, New York, is valued
at $400,000. I» profits this year will foot up
$100,000. Tbo Herald stands in tbo same cate
gory, and tbe Tisaes noit.
Finn II Cmcioo.—Tbe Chicago Jeoraal ol
tha 22d gives the number of HTM that have oc
oarred iu Chicago tha past year at 116 tho
leas caiuwd thereby was $760,080 the to
tal Insurance $814,826 net loee $488,706. Of
those firoa, 40 wo set down as caused by iucen
dlariem, 19 by defective flues, and 17 from uu«
known causes. Tho principal loss was by a
single fire in September, at which tha loss to put
down at $*U7,000, and oa whiok tbo beoianoe
A special election Is'to be held in Davenport
on the 81st, for tbe purpose of electing a May
or to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resign*
tion of E. Cook.
L# The treasurer of Iowa, according to the
Independent, has already placed on deposit
with Atwood ft Co., New York, tbe money to
pay the Januiry interest on our State debt.
tUT At the Junior exhibition of Miami Uui
vei ity, Oxford, Ohio, held Saturday evening,
'c. 17th, Wx. K. not i.isoRwoRTH. of this eity,
wa the poet of the occasion,—subject, "Wo
man's Worth," which, acaording to the Cit
izo.i, he served up in a style highly appreciated
bj bis heerers.
At Galesburg, last Tuesday night, a child
about three .ears of age, named Michael Na
glo, died from the effects of liquor administered
in tbe absence of the father, by one James
Hutton, an acquaintance of tbe father of the
The election in Council Bluffs eity. on the
8th inst, on tbe proposition, whether the citv
would subscribe $25,000 the capital stock of tbe
C. n. & St. Jo. Railroad, resulted in the affirma
tive by 228 majority.
DM MOISES, Dee. 14.
C. DUNHAM, Esq.—Dear Sir: The Board of
Education adjourned tine die this (Saturday)
morning, at half past eleven o'clock. The
President, IIon. Oran Faville, took leave of
the Board with one of his brief but sppropriate
sp eches, being tbe universal favorite of all
who have been associated with him. Governor
Lowe has been present as much of the session
as be could well spare from the time allotted to
the preparation of his farewell message to the
Assembly. He looks remarkably well, except
a slight cold of late aud seems very glad to
exchange tbe officc of Governor lor that of
Chief Justice. As tbe acts of tbe Board are
eoon to be published by two county papers I
forbear any details, U.
Mr. C. DCMUM :—Through the columns of
your paper permit mc to lender our sincere
thanks to the citizeni of Burlington, who so
nobly assisted as in saving a portion of ojr
furniture at the burning of our house on Satur
day last, as Weil as to those who have so kindly
rendered us assistance in various ways, in
throwing ope i their houses and homes to our
family and ret Bering us as comfortable as pos
S'ble by the kindness and sympathy. We
cannot find woids to express our feelings for
the many kind offers of dwellings and for the
liberal donations which have been made to as
sist us in pr curing another home but all
sucb shall oyer be remembered with grateful
hearts. MARSHALL ALTKMCS.
SCSAN D. ALTKMCS.
CHRISTMAS RELICS.—James Ai infield com
menced ou Saturday evening to
mas by becom'ng intoxicated, and revealed his
intention to oihers by sundry disorderly acts,
which finally resulted in a fine of $1 and costs,
inflicted by Justice Temple ,and incarceration
in (he lock-up.
Another wretch was picked op from under a
wagou on Front street, on Monday evening.—
He was too druuk to navigate and had scatter
ed bis money with a profuse hand in the neigh
borhood ol his l.iir. He wcu'd doubtless have
frozen, had not tbe officer boused him.
Still another was found on Jefferson street
the same evening, lying in the gutter, and was
taken up «nd cared for.
Many more were under the influence of tan
glefoot whiskey during the days mentioned, but
tl.e city generally was quiet.
(jBTTbe German blille Company gave a ball
on Monday evening, which was well atteuded.
Tbe evening was fine, lb.' music excellent, the
company sociable, and everything passed off
NEW DRCO STORE.—Attention is called to
the advertisement of Messrs. McCann li Hughes.
They are fitting up a new and very haud^ome
Drtig store in the room recently occupied by
NEW MUSIC.—U. H. Hawley has laid upon
our table several fiue pieces of new music,
among which is a song entitled The Husking
Ql the Corn," tbe music of wbich is composed
by Mr. Hawley. Tbe melody is very pretty,
and we think it will become very popular. The
Scherzo Valse, t.nd tbe song In the Louisiana
Rowlands," are also fine compositions.
CORN ADVANCING.—According to tbe New
Yoik Independent, short crop ideas prevail in
the east, in regard to the corn crop, and large
sums have been sent West to buy corn. New
York and other speculator* are purchasing and
storing with tbe intention of shelling and send
ing it forward in tbe spring, anticipating by
that time a considerable advance in prices.
Washington, Dec. 20.
Tbe following are the Senate Committees in
full, a*arranged by tbe Democrats:
Ou Foreign Relations—Messrs. Mason, Dougr
las, Slidel, Polk aud Crittenden.
On Finance—Messrs. Hunter, Pearce, Gwin,
Bi^'ht and Hammond.
On Commerce'—Messrs. Clay, Bigler, Toombs,
Ciingman and Saulsbury.
On Military Affairs—Messrs. Davis, Fitz
patrick, Johnson, of Arkansas, Chandler and
On Naval Affairs—Messrs. Mallory, Thomp
son, Slidell, Hammond and Nicholson.
Ou Judiciaiy—Messrs. Bayard, Pugh, Benja
min, Green aud Powell.
On Post Olfice—Messrs. Yulee, Gwin, Rioe,
Bright aud Hemphill.
On Public Lauds—Messrs. Johason, of Arkan
sas, Johnson, of Tennessee, Lane, Pugh and
(in Private Claims—Messrs. Benjamin, Polk
On Indian Affairs—Messrs. Sebastian, Brown,
Fiizpatrick and Ilaun.
On Pensions—Messrs. Thompson, Clay, Sauls
bu .v and Powell.
On Revolutionary Claims—Messrs. Toombs,
Cm enden and Nicholson.
On Claims—Messrs. Iverson Mallory and
On tbe District of Columbia—Meesrs Brown,
Mason, Johnson of Tennessee, Yulee and Ken
On Patents—Messrs. Bigler, Thompson,
Toombs and Hemphill.
On Public Buildings—Meesrs. Bright, [Davis
Ou Territories—Measrs Green, Douglas, Be*
bastian, Fitzpatrick and Haun
To audit the contingent expensw of tho Sen
ate—Messrs. Johnston, of Tenneeeee, and
On Printing—Messrs Fitch and Davis.
On Engrossed Bills—Messrs. Lane and Bigler.
On Enrolled Bills—Messrs. Haun and Sauls
On tbe Librsry—Messrs. Pearce and Bayard.
Tbe Harper's Perry Iaveetigating Committee
prcpoee going Into tho matter vary exteneively.
They will do little, however, till after the boli*
Jobs G. Davie, of Indiana, haa definitely gone
JOURNAL O I I S N E W S I E A U K E A I U U K E A K E S A
BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, (859.
STJUSGE Seen A DIFFERENCE THERE SHOULD
•s By some legal arrangement, not explain
ed, Myers, who was convicted at Carli*le, Pa.,
of kidnapping free negroes snd selling them in
to Maryland, has been released from prison on
his personal recognizance and returned home,
This form of release was preferred to a pardon
beciuse it relieves him from tbe costs of tbe
prosecution. This shows a difference bet ween
Ihe North snd Potith. If he had stolen slaves
in Maryland and set them free, he would have
been hung or shot bat, having kidnapped
th. and carried the* Into
"ttavery, be goes
Veraee written by cook.
One of Cook's last acts in this world was to
Write aa affectionate letter to his wife and ebild,
encloeing the following verses:
If upon this earth we're parted,
Never more to mf9t below,
Meet me, Ob, thou broken hearted,
In that world to which I go.
In that world where time unending,! i
Sweeps in glory bright slong,
Where no shadows there are blending^
And no discord in the song.
Where the Saviour's flocks are resting.
By that river bright and fair,
And immortal glory cresting
Every head that enters there
Where the anthem loud is pesiing
Songs of praise to him alone
Where the sexaph band are kneeling
'Mid the radiance of tha Throne. -1
There at last I hope to meet thee,
Never, never more to pait *9J,
In those heppy bowers to greet tbee,,
Where no farewell tears shall start*..
And again in neaven united,
'Mid those fair Elysian bowers,
We'll perfect the love we plighted,
In this darkened world of ours.
Then look forward to that meeting,
Which shall know no blight of woe-t
That eternal, joyous creating,
'Mid Elysian's endless flow.
Twenty-two hundred head of hogs were
received at this point by the B. k M. R. Railroad
on Monday last, consigned to Schenck k Denise_
HISTORICAL PARALLELS.—"Old Brown's Lieu
tenant" sends the following article to the Law
rence (Kansss) Republican, in wbich he draws
historical parallels, showing that it makes
all the difference in tbe world "whose ox is
"On the 80th of August, 1856, one General
Reid, with 400 armed men end one piecc of ar
tillery under his command, from a neighboring
stste, entered the territory of Kansas, and was
met by Old Brown with 25 men at Ossawatamie
who engaged him in battle for half an hour,
until four of his men were killed and several ta
ken prisoners, when he (Brown) was compelled
to retreat, and Reid entered and sacked and
burned tbe town, killing two of iu citizens,
after having been taken prisoners, to wit: John
Williams and Charles Kaker, in cold blood.—
He then retreated into the state of Missouri,
and his expedition was endorsed by the gover
nor of that state aud tbe President of the Uni
"In the mouth of October, 1859, Old Brown,
with 17 men, entered tbe state of Virginia,
captured a city of 2,)i0 inhabitants, taking a
large number of prisoners, burning no proper
ty, murdering no prisoners, but kept possession
of the city until all tbe forces of the general
government in that part of the country were
brought to their assisttnee, and old Brown was
"In the first parallel, two free state men are
inhumanly murdered in cold blood, after being
talien prisoners, thousands of dollars woith of
property bclouguig to anti slavery men destroy
a hundred families thrown destitute aud
homeless upon the bleak prairie aud the au
thoiitiesol Missouri or of the general govern
ment make no effort to bring the offenders to
justice. On the contrary, some of the partici
pators in that expedition sre placed high in
authority by the party that is in power in the
slate aud nation.
In the second parallel, there are no prison
ers murdered iu cold blood no property des
troyed no families turned out of doors, with
no shelter for their bead but the institution of
slavery is assailed there is some niggers loose
and all h—11 is to pay Buchanan, Wise and all
their myrmidons rush to the assistance of the
institution and nothing but the blood of Old
Brown and his men, and their sv mpathizurs and
abettors of the free states, will satisfy the ven
geance of the F. F. Y's."
SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE or A CATHOLIC PRIEST.
—On Saturday moruing last, the citisens of
Covington, Ky., were startled by the announce
ment that the Catholic priest who presideel over
the iH. Stephens Church, at the head ot Mon
mouth street, had left the night previous for
parts unknown. The cause ol bis sudden de
parture was soon discovered. It appears that
an improper and criminal intimacy had long
subsisted between him-ell aud a female member
of bis congregation, and which had continued
unsuspected until concealment was no longer
possible, when he absconded, leaviug bis victim
to bear the taunts and contumely of the world.
The femaie had hitherto moved in respectable
circles, and aside from the present unfortunate
DAKOTA TERRITORY.—The result ot tbe vote
in the northern part of the Territory of Dakota,
as we announced a few weeks ago, indicated
the election of Hon. John P. Kidder as Delegate
Congress. We are now enabled to say that
our prediction is verified by recent news direct
from Sioux Falls. e votes Vtaviug been re
turned from all parts of the Tcriitorv, it appears
that Gov. Kidder is elected by a very large ma*
jority, he having received an almost unanimous
vote.—[St. Paul Pioneer.
OH, THAT MINE ENEMY WOULD WRITE A BOOK!
The Pope of Rome has an enemy who has
yielded to this adjuration. The Provincial
Government ol Bologna has directed Signor
Genarelli to compile a volume descriptive of all
the arbitrary acts of the fallen Government ol
the Pope in the city. The Montara outrage,
which took place in that City, has been avenged
by tbe loss to tho Papal Government of the city
itself, and now the Bolegnese add insult to is
jury in the proposed publication of Signor Gen
KENTUCKY CORN CROP-A MARVEL.—Tbe
Assessors in Kentucky, and the Secretary of tbe
Board of Agriculture, report a corn crop of
three hundred and eighty mtllioni of hmheU.'—
We have been considering bow much tbey raised
to an acre, and find they must have had about
three hundred bushel* to an acre. VVe know
that Kentucky had a great deal of good laud,
but bad no idea of such surprising fertility.—
We sbouid be obliged to our neighbors for some
samples and examples. Will they give us the
product of some oue county, and of some farms
here and there? Perhaps they can tell us where
this crop was marketed?—[Cin. Gazette.
AM INCIDENT REVIVED.—A cruel threat of
the Chicago Journal, that if Mr. Congressman
Logan does not behave himself belter, Henry
W. Blodgett, of Waukegan, will be sent so
Washington to regulate the member from the
IX, recalls an iuctdent wbich occurred in our
Legislature some years ago.
A bill to repeal the Black Laws was pending.
Blodgett bad made a speech in favor ol tbe bill,
to which Logan made reply. Logan was then
an unmarried man and much of a gallant at tbe
tpitol. He has a very dark skin for a bite
man. Tbe galleries were crowded with ladies.
Logan rose, advanced from his seat to a position
commanding a view of tbe galleries, and
pompously began his speech about thus:
"Before proceeding to consider this bill upon
tbe merits I wish to ask tbe honorable member
from lake a few questions—and in tbe first
place if ho is in favor of the mixture of the
racea by marriage?"
Mr. Blodgett, (appearing half asleep) "Does
tha honorable member desire ma to answer?"
Mr. .Logan, (vociferously), "I do not only
desire, bnt 1 demand an explicit answer."
Mr. Blodgett, (awaie but quietly), "A« to th«
matter of intermarriage of tho two racea, 1 am
rather lavorable to leaving that pretty much to
the parties themselves, as it is in my view most
ly a matter of taste. If the honorable member
about be able to secure tho affections of any
respectable white girl, I should be eorry il wo
had any statute to prevent him from marrying
Tho House, lobblee and galleries roared and
roared again srtth buret after burst of laughter.
Poor Logan pot no more queoUoos to Blodgett,
and hto speech soon ended, a missrahle biiiu*.
Tlse Isapsaslsa of HlMsrs, Cook au
This circumstance was still the subject of con.
venation and speculation yesterday among all
classes. We have as yet no public statement
from Messrs. Cook k Sargent, nor have we any
information with wbich to gratify tho curiosity
of tbe public, or lessen the saxietv of those
personally interested in the suspension. The
firm undoubtedly have assets far above their
Ebenezer Cook, Esq., yesterday formally re
signed his position as Mayor ot this city. U"e
ferret this, as Mr. Cook has made sn efficient
officer, aud we arc sure in this position he
would still retain the full confidence ol his fe-l
low citizens. Davenport Gazette, 2otb.
The Richmond Enquirer says that if the
North keeps the Union, it must be kept with
Southern measures and Southern men. Upe.n
this, the Newark Mercury remarks, When
Sydney Smith was told that by living on but
termilk a human being might prolong bis exs
istence to a period of two hundred years, be
remarked that it was 'scarcely worth Whilo to
live two centuries on sued diet.'"
Proper jsubjcct for I.vglalatlon
Several editors of this State have been seiz
ed with a very practical turn of mind of late,
and they are chalking out business for the
coming Legislature, "with a perfect looseness.'
The greater portion of these suggestions are
very judicious and pertinent, and we doubt not
w'll receive their due share of attention from
the "assembled wisdom of tbe State." We
have said but little under this bead of late, and
we new consider it our "put IB."
It is a lamentable fact that the School Fund
loaned out iu many of the counties of this
State is very inadequately secured, and some
provision ought to be made for its protection.
Great loss must ensue unless tho legislature
takes the matter in band and adopts some
searching and energetic measure to prevent
further waste. Like our humane friend, Judge
Maxwell, we do not desire to see anybody "gut
ted" during these hard 'imep but where the
security is palpably inadequate, let them be in
creased, and give the debtor all possible lenity
consistent with the public good.—Hamilton
DANGEROUS.—A flat boat broke loose from
Montrose landing ou Wednesday with four or
five men on board, and in spite of their efforts
tho ice brought, them over the rapids. The boat
passed this point shout 9 o'clock at night, and
some people on thore endeavored to aid the
boat to land. One man came to shore iu i
skill with a line, but the line broke, and the
boat was carried do*n to the gorge just above
Warsaw, where it was seen yesterday morning.
The men had some wood on board »nd probably
kept warm during the night. We have not
heard how they fared.—Gate City.
THE TRUE SrsrcM OF ADVERTISING—We find
the following in the Printer, and copy it for the
good seuse it contains
Our exchanges frequently discuss the quesi
tion relative to the best and cheapest mode of
advertising. We think there is iiitle room for
disputation about a matter that has been so
thoroughly tested and proven bv thousands of
go aheadative men. The merits of handbills
and circulars for certain places and under cer
tain circumstances, are duly conceded bnt the
handbill, to be conveyed about by men, gener
ally creates but a smile of irony—a joke at tbe
expense of the would-be notorious advertiser—
aud he aud his placc are forgotten. Very few
people now-a dat s, stop to look at a handbill
posted on a wall, a fence, or a post. Fewer still
look at the contents of a circalar. These sys
tems have each had their day, and liave meas
urably lost their force. People now look in the
newspaper lor what they want to see and know
something about. The newspaper is circulated
without cost to the advertiser is carri»d about
in our pockets for reference it lies upon our
parlor table—and upon the tables or on the
shell's of thousands who cannot boast of a par
lor it is read in stages, in tbe cars, on steam
boats, along our streets and highways, in shops.
Hair, her conduct tiad beau exemplary.—Ciu.
SHOCKING AND FATAL ACCIDENT.—Mr. R. W.
Luzilicr, of Floris, Davis county, on Friday of i offices, stores, cellars, garrets—eerv where!—
las. week, met with a shocking and fatal acci- Editors read them, statesmen, clergymen, doc
dent. As wo learn the facts, while he was at tors, lawyers, merchants, mechanics, read them
work in his saw mill, be slipped and fell in sucb women read them childieu read tbem—every
position that the saw while in motion caugbt
one of his legg and actually sawed it cjf, except
small piece of skill. He was taken to his
house, aud physicians of the place and Agency
summoned, some five in number, who hastened
amputate the itub. but death ensued be
fore the operation was concludcd. Mr. Lnza*
lier is well known in this region, aud leaves a
fomily. Some year or mote ago, a brother of
Mr. was killed st a horse race near Agency
City.—Ottumn a Courier.
body reads the newspaper. Everybody must
read it! The newspaper has become an estab
lished aud indispensable institution, and a man
or woman who would attempt in this age to get
alon without it would be deemed a fit subject
for a.i asylum or the—penitentiary.
MKLANCHOI.T —On last Saturday afternoon
Peios, oldest child, aged years, of Dr. White,
Was dro'.rued in the Iowa river. The circum
stances of the event are peculiarly sad. The
boy was upon the ice, lookiug and enjoying the
skating o! bis mates, when not thinking there
could be any apertures io the ice in the viciuity
of the place where he was standing, he fell into
an aperture which had been made by one of
the upright timbers of the new railroad bridge,
and which was cot more than sixteen or twenty
inches iu diameter. His bodv almost Immedi
ately floated under the ice, and although hun
dreds have sought with great energy and praise
worthy perseverance to recover tbe body, all
attempts have been, up to the hour of going to
The excitement consequent upon the recent
failures in this city has pretty much died away,
although a great deal of anxiety is still maui
fested ou the part of many of our business men
who have heavy paper to meet on the first snd
fourth of the coming month. How well they
are prepared for these notes we hare no means
o' judging. Many of them will be obliged to
ask for extensions, and it will be good policy
for the holders of their notes to grart them this
accommodation. We have no idea that the
business men of Davenport are broke by a long
shot. They, as a general thing, stood up thro'
the fall of *57, and they can lo the same thing
now. It will, ot course, greatly inconveimuce
tbem, but thev must keep a stiff under lip, and
not wince under the-h^avy blows they arc now
obliged to bear. Bright skies are even now
faintly visible, and we may safely hope to be
all light again by the first ol May, 1800.—Da
Henry Ward Beecher lectured Thursday
night at the Tabernacle Ciiurch, on How to
save tbe Union." He advocated the culturc ol
Union sentiments which could be endorsed iu
every part of this laud declared Ibe sovereign
ty ol the States, and tbe right of Virginia to
be protected from invasion. He asserted that
the child was born who would live to see the
time when this Uniou would not contain a sin
gle human being io bondage.
NARROW ESCAPE.—Last Thursday, as Mr. A.
C. Scull, Deputy Sheriff of this comity, was
riding in bis buggy, a lew miles from town, his
horse becsme frightened, snd overturned the
bujgy, throwing Mr. S. out. As he fell, dou
ble barreled shot gun, which he had in his
hand, wss discharged, the contents te.iring
away tho breast ol his coat and a poitiou of the
rim of bis bat. li was a narrow escape, aud
should serve as a warning to those in the habit
of carrying a loaded gun when riding.—Wapello
UNION MERINOS.—Thieves will often raise
liabilities, if their property could b« s.,M a England, onee a week or ofteoer, and io »oin
fair valuation—but how things may turnout cidence as far as poeeible at tbe regnlar tailing
we have no more definite idea than a:iv oth
portion of the public. We have confidence,
however, that the individual members of the
firm will make every sacrifice, and labor e ir.
nestly to relieve those who are now placed at
so much inconvenience and anxiety by this sus
pension. We anticipate that the firm will soun
be able to make some public etatemeot ofth-ir
real condition, so that depositors and others mar
know what to expect. Such a statement is duo
the public, and cannot be too speedily made.
•So far as we kuow, Messrs C. k S. are not (im
posed to discriminate between depositors.—
They seem resdy to secure any of their deposs
itors with lands, and sofno agreeing to ihi*
liave received deeds for real property. This
perhaps has given rise to the report, that th(y
Were discriminating between depositors, to he
friend certain persons at the expense of others.
Things are bad enough without being made
Jvorse by such reports.
Washington, Dec. 22.
Tho Augusta Constitutional!*! erf th- 21st
•ays that the Medical College of Geort hae
resolved to inviteSouthern students at tbe North
to finish their course of instruction ther' free.
A Postal Convention has been execut* 1 be
tween tho Post Maeter General and the Minister
of Belgium, establishing a regular axehsnge ol
correspondence, in closed mails, between the
United Sutes end Belgium, to be conveyed via
of the Anglo-American stesmers. The single
rate ol letters and samples of merchnndise
originating io tbe United States and obiaioed
for Belgium, and vice versa, st 27e
The diflicuUy bet ween Senator Johosou and
Representative Hindnian, which it was seppo»
ed, a few days ago, would lead to a h'.-stile
meeting, has been smlcably settled through
r. Toombs and Pryor.
Hon. Judge Mason of lows, late commission
er of Patents, hss become connectcd with tbe
Sew York Scientic American.
New York, Dec. 28.
Tho Herald'* Washington correspondent tele
graphed last night that the President having
been informed yesterday a.m. by several Dem
ocratic Members of the Houad that there was
a chance of effecting an organization, the ines
sage was sent bsck, but will e sent In to dsy.
Its reception ia tbe House will create great ex
citement and it is said it will not te received.
Pittsburg, Dec. 2
A monster cannon for the government wss
cast tills .uoming u Kort Pitt's foundry, under
the superintendence of Lieut. Kodman. It is a
coiupiete success weighs over 30 tons —called
the Floyd. Tl^e metal is from the Ulooir.iitld
Furnace. Knspp St Wade, contractors, bavo
reason to be proud of their success.
Au usta, Dec. 28.
Luther Rolls carriage establishment, in this
city, was destroyed by fire last night. A um
ber ot carriages and buggies were consumed.—
The fire wag the work of an iocendiary. In
sured in the Southern Mutual Company.
Albion, N. Y., Dec. 24.
Pierpont Dyer, so old, esteemed aud wealthy
citizen of this place, was found murdered ibis
morning in his grocery, ou the We.-t Dock.—
His bead being completely knocked in, with an
sxe or some similar instruement. Dyer was a
bachelor, and lodged iu his store, and lept
but little money on his person or premises.
Patrick Calligan has been arres: on suspicion
of committing the murder. Some difficulty ex
isted between the partiea,'and Caltigan bad
threatened Dyer's life.
Washing'on, Deo. 27.
Tbe President's message has been delivered
to Congress. The President, after expressing
gratitude to the Almighty for blessings received
throughout the year, refers to ihv recent bloody
occurrence at Harper's Ferry. These events,
bad and cruel in themselves, derive their im
portance from the apprehension that they are
but symptoms of on incurable disease in the
public mind, which may break o in still more
dangerous outrages, and leini'uate at last in
open war by the North and Su ith to abolish
slavery. While he himself entertains no such
apprehensions, tt-ey ought to eftbrd a solemn
warning to us to be ready for ti:e approach of
danger, lie says, let me impluio my country
men North and South to cultivate their ancient
feelings of mutual forbearance and sood will
towards each other, and strive to allay the de
mon spirit of sectional hatred aud strife now
alive in the land.
This advice proceeds from the heart o' an
old pubhc functionaiy, whose cervices commen
ced iu the last generation of the wise and con
servative s ateMiien of that day, jut he indulges
in no gloom) lorebodiugs. 11^ thinks the affair
of Harper's Ferry will be theme ins of allaying
the existing excitement, aud preventing further
outbreaks. He cordially eoi^ratulates Con
gress on the final settlement iiy the Supreme
Court of the question ol slavery n the Territo
ries. The right has been established for every
citizen to 'Ake his property ol every kiud, in
cluding slaves, into the territories, w tiich belong
eeiually to the whole conlederaey, and to have
it protected there under the te leral Constitu
tion. Neither Congress uor the Territorial
Legislature, nor any human power lias any
power to annul or impair this vested ii hi.—
Thus has tl e state of a Territor during the in
termediate period from its first settlement until
it becomes a State beeu irrecoverably fixed by
the final decision of the Supn n.o Court el the
The Seotetary of the Treasury in his report
docs not doubt the actual receipts of Treasury
for tbe present and next fiscal )enrs will be fully
equal to the estimates. The appropriations
made at the present sessiou need not exceed
the amornt cotitaiusd iu the estimate. It is be.
lieved they can be with the ordinary nnd extrs
ord.nary receipts already pio\ dei| by law.—
The estimated balauce that »i 1 be tu the Treu
sury June liotb, is only |8,.')3U,ti00, and leaving
no margin for additional appropriations. It
If tbo Looiacillo aii
ed for that purpose. Iu sucb an event, he res
pectfully refers oongress to bis last report
cont* uing the views on tho subject, as no pro
vision made for the permanent redemption of
any portion of the |'2 ,00t),0tti treasury notes
and as authority, for the issuing thein will ex
pose on 3nth June it will be necessity for con
gress to extend the law for that purpose for
The Post Master General gives Jan interesting
account of the affairs of his department. He
advocates various reforms trusts congress will
either give its sanction to ue specific contract
mails between Portland and N Orleaus by
voting the necesr rry appropriation or will indi
cate for the Dcpariment such a course of ad
min:stration as shall warrant it in closing with
some one of the ptoposals which hav* been re
ceived, and now held uuder advisement.
He urges sction to secure suitable Post ODiees
in New York and Philadelphia i ad recommends
the repeal of the clause of 'is, which declares
that in forwarding mails to foreign countries
the preference should always ^e given to an
American over foreign steamship when depart
ing from the same port for the seme destination
it bin three days of each other. It is the
highest lenient in the mission of the Depart
ment, and hence that Legislature which pro
vides for the rctirding instead of accelerating
the mails may be safely pronounced at least ex
traordinary in its character. The Post Office
Ilepjriment, according to the theory ot its or
ganization, should be self sustained, and be
cause ol the peculiar charsctrr of i's fuuctioris
it should not be a charge on the common treas
ury. lie advocate* tha abolition of the franking
privilege and the substitution ot pre payment
by stamps, when abu.-es would fall -.vhero they
belong, on the (iovernment ollicials, by Wuom
tbey were perpetrated.
Senator Brown of Mississippi intimated to
day his intention to attack that oat I of tho
President's meseage which sug^ea s the Judici
ary as the proper '.ribunal to afi'o.-d adeipiata
remedy in cases of interference wiUl tfce right
of the master and his slaves in the territory,
instead ol recommending Congressional action
for their protection.
The Secretary ot tho Navj in spraking of tbe
successful termiuation of the Paraguay expedi
tion, SH.IS the curt ot msintaining tbe seven
purcha^. ves.-cls in commission was not much
greater ihnti that ot icaiutainmi,' a single atiam
frigate. Their acquisition enable.) the depart
ment to adopt more elilcirnt measures (or tho
suppression of the slave trade.
Since the commencemci of the preeoat ad
ministration. Twenty steam vessel* have been
aiM»d to the Navy. He tccjuiiuends a still
further iucrease ol the Navy—instead of per
petuating old vessels and rxp tiding millions in
the construction ol Urge ships, he earnestly re
commended the prosecution withvi.orof the
line of policy wbich has been sdopted by Con
gress, and an addition of a mich larger num
ber ol su amships, which can be maintained at
a comparatively small cost.
false alarm of "fire," in order to pick pockets
during the confusion. Tbe deluded ciuaena
then rash out to shout and ring the bells, under
tbe impression that tbey are saving tbe city,
when tbey are really helping
Just so, unprincipled politicians, every low
years, ralsa a falsa alarm of
der to retain theli grasp on tho Federsl Treasu
ry. Deluded conservatives" are thus induced
to hold meetings, ostensibly, to "save ihe
Union," but in resHtv to give it over to four
years more of blander and misrule —Albany
Io a London court,
short time since, a wo
man who murdered
Utile child by suspending
it from a bedstesd with its hesd banging down,
and kept it in that position during the night,
Boston, Dec. 14.
The yacht Wanderer of Savannah, Capt Wil
ton, from Flore*, has arrived here. Wilton re
ports that she sailed from Savannah, October,
in chsrge of Cspt. Martin, for tho coast of
Africa lor a cargo of slaws, and that she touch
ed ot Floreo, and took on bosrd two Portugueoe
women. Capt. Msrtin subsequently went ashore
for provisions, taking with him tho chronomo
tees and charts. In his absence Wilton, the
mote, got nnder weigh, and Mood for tho coast
ol America. Ho made Firo bland first, aod
pot into Tarpaulin Cove for a pilot.
Wilton states that he wos esrtied off without
hi* will from Savannah, and that Martin was
an assumed name, and that his real nam* is
Lincoln P. Pattra, of Bath, MSIM.
I The yadhlfciaofeorgoefthotr. IKanhal.
for tWMytho UoMedSiMwOewm.
Boras.—Mr. fanwonk, bote* entitled tm
I Mr. Rafla and other AooMerotio' oeakHg''
objected, insisting oo Mr. Far newer th eh**
proceeding with hi* me—fia e* sheodoniog the
Mr. F. said be made the prnpa^gn Itfoil
faith—Lc Uid not dceire to plooe any Immedi*
tent in the way *f oegaaiaetloo. Mo as# Me
Republican friend* had been km oearfy thro*
wttkM, dealrons and anxioo* to vote for a 8peob
eii They hod no dkpoaitioo to die*uo* tk»
qeoMioo, bnt would wait till an omaleaiiat
ws* effected. Bo spoke for UIMOU and did MFI
went tbe Republican party held reepooai
hi* attersnoes. He Mid tbsy hadbw
there with speeehen and roMtatioa* i» u__.
to Helper s pamphlet and asp**eb of WM?
Seward. These things w»re thraet Io tlMr fae*»
with a threatened dtasolatioa of the Union oft
their account and It wss SVMS threatened ber#
thst if a Republican Spanker I* elected, lb*
Union shsll be severed instantly. He pro*
ceeded to road from tho Biahmand Enquirer,
fsiiure, and had snid that A fteMfreen th*
two *yste*M would reign everywhere «otii thv1
one conquered and the other
Mr. Seward, ho said, never ulaasvd frrepeesoiMM
cotittict doctrines *o stroog ao thot. Owie»W»g
Hammond had exprMpd OriSa* MMittiliiV WfS
segard to inch a conflict. ,:
was breoght io by Timlnj.
Iverson of Georgia moved that it ho reed. «.
Collsmer of Virginia objected, a* the unders™
standing among tbe Senator* was Oat no boaM*®*
aess sbouid be done daring th* Christ—s weeiUMO
Tbe question was debated by Dasia, fe***»«*e^
deu Bayard aod others, when th* motion of
Mr. Iverson prevailed Yeas 28, Nay* 12.
Tbe Secretary of tbo (Senate then lead tbo
Ciingman, of North Carolina, proposed to
postpone tbe consideration of the measaga till
Bright of Indiana said it would be better to
adopt the usual course. He moved that tho .:
message and documents be printed, bnt asked
tbst his motion lie over until after the holidays
as th* Senate hsd no Printer yet.
This course was purssed and tbo Soaate ad
journed till Friday.
HOUSE.—The Meaaage of tbo PrrtMMt wsa
received. John Cochran, of If. Y., moved that'
it be laid cn tb* table until tho House effects an
Mr Craig, oi N. C., moved to amend the mo*
tion so that tbe Messsge be received and read.
Mr Cochran accepted the amendment. Much
excitement prevailed—the Republican mom bore «.).
calling for tbe yeas and nays. A call of tho
House was ordered.
Mr Stanton, of Ohio, argued that there was
no precedent for reading tbe Message when tbo
House was not organised.
Mr Craig then withdrew bis amendment and
the original motion was agreed to.
Mr Smith, of Va., then resumed hi* remark*
on the slavery question, referring to its history
for years past and causing numerous long ex
tracts to be read in support of his position.
Houston of Als., offered a resolution propo
sing a temporary sp aker for ten days, nothing
to be done in the meantime except tbe passage
of a bill to meet the deficiencies and liabtlitiee
of the Post Office Department, when the office
shall become vacant, and tbo House proceed 1
to the election of a speaker.
The Republican side objected to tbe Intro
duction ot tbe resolution.
Houston wanted it made known, that tbo
objections came from the Republicans, who
pretend great sympathy for the government.
mail contractors, but are not willing to adopt
a measure with a view to their relief.
Mr Washburn, of lila., said tbey woold ac
cept tbe resolution if John Sherman's name
was inserted in the blank.
Mr Washburn, of Me., wished it to be known
that the Republicans wanted to eleot n Speaker
for tbe whole term.
The roll of tbe House was called preliminary
to a vote. The Hcuse then proceeded to tho
22d ballot, with the following result:
Whole number ol votes 2oS. Necessary to
a choice 10S. Sherman 101 Scott of Col., 16
Houston 75 Gilmer 14 Bocock 14 Mc&ee 12
Scattering 85. Adjourned.
New York, Dec. 24.
The steamship Baltic arrived at ber dock at
11 o'clock. She left Aspinwall on the eve of
tbe 7th with upwards of $1,400,000 io treasure.
The trip through from San Francisco wa* mad*
in '23 days and 20 hours.
The United States mails and pasoengers which
left New York Dec. lotb, in the Northern k'gbt,
were lying at Panama when the Baltic sailed.
Tbe frigate? Roanoke and Sabine, and store
ship Relief, remained at Aspinwsll, and tbo
Lancaster, Levante and Saranac, at Panama.
The California news is mostly anucipased.
San Francisco, &.—The steamers Golden Gate
and Uncle Sam leave this morning for Panama
with nbout 7iK) passengers. The G. Gate ha*
#l,4t)9,821 in treasure, and it ia believed *otnO| .«
|3IH»,OOO goes forward in tbe form of Gov«rn-, ti
therefore the appropriations should exceed the
e.-timates, or Congress sbouid determine to pro
vide within this period lor p.ymetit of uny
portion ofthc- public debt, it wiii become neces
sary to make provision for such con tingene'es.
It'additional demands are en a
led upou the
treasury bv legislation of ihe present congress,
provision must be made to meet thwn by such
iucrease iu the Taiill duties, as may
Money has come in sparingly from the conn
Tbe market wss kept easy by a better .supply
in the hands of capitalists.
Trade has been dull throughout the fortnight
and extremely depressed.
General Kibbec has succeeded In capturing
over Suu ot tbe 1'itt liiver Indians, comprising
almost tbe entire tribe who mada so much
trouble in the Nortbtro part of tbe State. They '11
are to be placed on the Pijon reservation in tbo
Southern Counties of California.
Advices from Guatemala state that Mr. Be
verly. Minister to that country, bad protesUd
energetically against the terms of tbe treaty
recently entered into between England and
Guatamala, it being a palpable violation ol tbo
Clayton Bulwer treaty.
Mr. Dimity our Miuistsr to Costa Rica, wa* at
last accounts in Nicaragua sick of the fever.
Wsshington, Dec. S3.
Judge Roo*evelt has been confirmed as U. S.
District Attorney at New York in plaee ot Asso
sa J. Parker, resigned.
Wssbingtoo, Dec. 27.
The proposals for tb* remainder of th* 2,000,
000 dollars in treasury notes, were offered to
day. The bids amounted to about 676,000.—
The sum of 12),000 dollars. was taken at 6|
per cent., and the balance will bo distributed
pro rata among the other bidder*, who all of*
Troy, Dee. If.
The country residence of Wm. F. Borden, ..
near this city, was entered by burglsrs Sunday
night and robbed of silver plate to the value N
|1,400. A reward of $800 is off)rod.
New York, Dec. 27.
The proceeding* io Congress yesterday wore
quite unimportant. No vote for Speaker.
Uiica, Dec 26.
Hon. Timothy Jenkins died Saturday ot Msr
tinsburg, where he was in attendance at Court.
He had reprsented this county in Congre**, and
was one of tbe moot distinguished lawyer* Ua
Central New York.
New Orl**oa, D*e.td.
The steamship Tenneeeee has arrived froat
Vera Crux, the 22d inst. News unimportant.
A part of the csrgo of guns and earbiues or«
dered by tbe Government has arrived front
Tbe bark Julia Dean, from Havre fee Yen!
Crut, wss lost on the 9th, in a gale, oear Vsr»
Cruz. Tbe crew were saved bnt the ve**oi waO
a total loss
Degolsdo bad arrived at Vera Cms.
Tampico was quiet and no attack wa* appre-t
Marquez bad been imprisoned by Mieomoa/» hi
charged with insubordioatioo.
Tbe Liberate bad surprised and oaptere41W*
tllloa and Saxaca.
TAKEN AT HIS Wo an.—A few year* ago^
when it was the custom for largo girl* *a4Tr
larger boye to attend district school*, aa laotom
dent took place in a neighboring town, which i%
One of tbe laireet and plumpcet girl* of th#'*:*
school happened to violate one of the teoehor*#^!*
rule*. Th* master, a prompt, aasrgatis feNo«M
of twenty-five, rammoned her Into tho saidd!*
01 the floor. Alter ioterrogatiog tho girl a fe#
moments, the n.aster thundered oat
"Will you give me yoor handf
"Yes, sir, and my heart too," promptly tow i
pQed the girl, at the asm* time rtretohlog forth fgQ
her hand to tbo master, aad sying him with
cunning look. A death-like rileooO rthW*d fwr
a moment in tho school, a —r- wno's*^*
glu|en ia the mator'o oyot the niai'MV%}
upoh the de*k, aad th* blurting girl *na »o««
quested to take her seat, but to remain after tho
N three-weeks aWw*#
acheol wa* dismissed.
school fluisbed the teaobco aad tbe gM «o*o
Kit C*a*a».—Tbia 1
nek HW*** eally
from ao old mountaineer, oa associate lor mo-r
ny year* of Kit Carson, aad direct from tW
eembaay of Kit, who talortM as that Hi*
poet of bis ieath ie all a mistake. Ha-MtWa
sboct forty day a alaoo, ia the enjoy meal of hla
asu4 good health aad aahH.
(Note***) Adv*rtl*or, Ut
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