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Wo have ?ent bills to such of our subacri
bcTH us an* indebted to the Senthul liewvpaptsr,
rendering their account* to the 24th September,
at which tiiue the second volume of the Tri
weekly edition will close.
While returning our thanks to those who have,
from the lieginiiing, sustained our enterprise, we
desire to say that all who wish to continue their
subscriptions %\ill be required to remit payment
ik advance for the next volume, commencing on
the 25th instant, as, otherwise, no paper will be
sent lrom this oHic.e. The terms, it is known,
are mt dollars a year.
We are compelled to this course owing to the
diliiculty of collecting our subscriptions, scattered
us they are over a wide surface of country. Our
friends will, therefore, see the necessity of com
plying with our terms. No offence is intended to
any, since friends anil strangers are embraced in
the same category.
Subscribers not renewing by the first of October,
their names will be stricken from the list.
The hotel registers and the lists of arrivals
published in the city papers, show that a large
? number of the members of both Houses of
Congress have reached our city. The hotels
swarm with them, snd with numerous strangers
who usually follow in the wake of Congress.
As we .showed in an article published in a late
number of our paper, a large proportion of the
House ot Representatives is composed of new
members, who, it is presumable, have but little
acquaintance among themselves or among the
Old members. The old members, possessed of
legislative experience, ajid informed as to the
forms of proceeding and modes of manage
ment. will enjoy many ad vantages that the new
? members will be deprived of.
There is a great rush of political harpies
and mercenaries to the city. They are as
busy ns bees, and as troublesome as gnats.
One of the most oppressive penalties of great
ness consists in the incessant applications for
influence and office. The autioyances to be
endured, ami the burdens to be borne, by the
members of u new Congress, especially during
the stages of organization, are of no light
character. A strong back, firm legs, a robust
constitution, and an infinitude of patience are
required. The position of representative is no
enviable position, however honorable, at the
opening of a new Congress. Scarcely a mo
ment passes that either their tempers or their
compassions are not excited. The patience of
Job would almost have given way under the
inflictions they have to submit to.
In regard to the organization of the House
of Representatives, nobody can speak know
ingly, although many pretend to do so. But
that it will be organized speedily, despite the
waDt of a party majority, among the three parties
of which it is composed, we are inclined to be
Notwithstanding the fact that there is an
opposition majority in the House, we have not
yet been able to convince ourselves that there
is any serious danger to be apprehended that
ruin will be brought upon the country. Men
in the conflict and excitement of our elec
tioneering campaigns oftentimes make threats
that they never execute and indulge in ex
travagaucea that they become ashamed of
when the period of calm, sober reflection comes.
More than this, there jm-few who can bring
themselves altogether to disregard the sanctity
of an oath?and what oath is more sacred and
binding thau that taken by the chosen repre
sentatives of a free people to support the Con
stitution of the country. Yet, after all, should
any, or many, be found to disregard that solemn
oath, as we understand it, we have the tran
quillizing assurance that it ia not in the
power of one branch of our National Legisla
ture to bring ruin, anarchy, and revolution
upon our country! Happily for the cause of
good government, for the Constitution under
which we live, and the tranquillity and interest*
of the many millions of our citizens, we have
a conservative Senate to look to. Wh ile the
House of Representatives may l?e shaken by
appalling tempests, and torn by internal con
vulsions, the. composition of the Senate as
sures us that it will he undisturbed, unaffected,
and peaceful. It will stand up as a great pro
tecting wall against the violence of faction
and the tide of fanaticism.
The impression prevails throughout the
country that the present action of Congress
will be stormy in the extreme, and much
anxiety is felt in regard to its doings.
The people have committed great interests
to their representatives, in Congress?the pre
servation of the Constitution, the prosperity of a
common country, the protection of the rights
of the States and of individuals. We hope
that our National Legislature will be mindful
of its sacred duties, its great trusts, and its
high responsibilities.
KAfttAft Ann NKRRAftKA II11,1..
lu Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsyl
vania, where the opponents of this measure
made it the test question, they were signally
This result has been brought about by sev- I
eral causes. One is, that the bill being a law,
and no man finding any injury arising to him
self or likely to arise, is willing to allow it to
remain, rather than seek i?s repeal by a dan
gerous excitement
Another is, that the second sober thought
of the North has convinced many of the pro
priety and justice of a measure, which allows
to an American citizen the right to carry with
him wherever he goes his discretion?admit
ting him to lie as capable of self government in
the 1 erritoriea as in the States. The citizens
of a free State have the right to determine to
introduce slavery into it. and the citizens of a
slave State have the right to abolish it consti
tutionally. The Kansas and Nebraska bill
gives this right to Kansas and Nebraska. And
in what respect are the citizens of these terri
tories inferior fo the (Jreeleys and the Garri
sons, that they should iniolenfly seek to con
trol iheni in the management of their municipal
Il the (JarriHODH un<J thu Greeleys should
happen to insist that alavery should be per
petual in these territories, the Freesoilers in
those territories would be as much offended as
ibey now are pleased with the interference of
the Northern Emigration Society, h is only
because it helps their notions that they ap
prove, and not the principle of this offensive
tutorship of these fanatics, who, powerless to
cure any of the evils in their own midst, are
busy in doctoring distant communities, of whose
symptoms and their mode of treatment they
are still more ignorant.
As an instance ol their ignorance and pre
sumption, we insert, from the Concord Inde
pendent Democrat, an abolition journal, the
" A Result of (Slavery.
A few days ago 70,000. acres of land, lo
cated in six different counties in Virginia,were
sold 'in lots to suit purchasers,' at from !?
cent to 2} cents per acre! And this in the
oldest settled and naturally the most produc
tive .State of this Union. What means it?
Only that the land is cursed with slavery The
same state of things will be found wherever
that bohon upas exhales its blasting breath.
And yet we have in our midst a great party
which seeks, as its paramount object, the ex
tension of this withering curse into new terri
tories where the feet of bondmen never trod,"
Unfortunately for the argument of the Dem
ocrat, (a most inappropriate name,) these
10,000 acres are in the very counties which
have few, if any, slaves ; while the lands in
the counties having most slaves have greatly
enhanced?in many cases selling from one
hundred to three hundred dollars per acre.
Under the above caption, the Albany Arqvs
of (lie 29th instant, publishes facts and figures
which indicate the certain triumph ol the Demo
cratic party in the approaching Presidential
' election, if common prudeuce, even in the selec
tion of candidates, is observed.
li there be any criteriou (says the Ar;/vs)
whereby to judge of the future prospects of
the respective political parties, it is to be found
in the recent Slate elections, embodying as
they do popular opinion on the vital questions
of the day. v
Applying this test to the several political par- I
ties, we think no candid person can fail to see
that the Democratic party is destined to
achieve a glorious victory next year. Twenty
one States have held State elections the present
year, of which fourteen have gone Democratic.
We give them in their order, with the majori
ties, and the number of Presidential electors
to which they are entitled:
Electoral Vole. Majoriiiett.
W'nia lr? 10.000
Il'inoi*. !! 20,000
North Carolina 10 6.000
Tennessee jo siooo
?labama y l^OOu
Texas.. 4 7 000
Maine y
10 11,000
fndiaua. 13 20,000
lennsylvania 27 11.000
.Louisiana G 2 000
Mississippi 7 5000
New Jerhey 7
Wisconsin 5 j 000
144 109,000
As one hundred and forty-uine constitute a
majority of the electors, it will be seen the
Democracy have but to get five more to carry
the election. The Legislature of South Caro
lina is Democratic largely, and in that State
the Legislature chooses electors. Taking
therefore the elections of the present year as
the basis, the Union is sure for the Democracy.
The Know-nothings and Republicans have
carried the following States :
? Electoral vote*.
Kentucky 12
California 4.
Maryland. ?
New York.... 35
Ma?*achu?eus 13
Vermont 5
The following States have not held elections
the present year:
Arkansas ^
Delaware ^
Florida '?>
io*a ^
Michigan * c,
Missouri ; #
New Hampihire 5
Rhode Island * [ ^
South Carolina s,
Total electoral votes 52
It will thus be seen that in order to elect the
next President?premising that the States
rhich have held elections the present year will
vote in the same way in the coming Presi
dential election?the Opposition will have to
carry all the States which have not held elec
tions the present year, ten in all, every one of
vftich rolled up handsome Democratic majori
ze* in the last Preaidmtial election.
Thus it will be seen that the argument drawn
from the elections which have occurred indi
cate plainly that the Democracy will achieve
another triumph in 1856.
The Argus says truly that but for the unfor
tunate division in the Democratic party of
New York, that State would certainly have
given us a great victory. " Next year," says
the Argvt, "the Democracy of New York will
be united, and the sons of the Empire State
will vindicate themselves against the aspersions
of the enemies of Democracy: next year the
Cnion-loving citizens of the Republic will rally
to^e support of these living national princi
ples inherent in the Democratic party, and
achieve a glorious triumph for the Union, the
Democracy, and the Constitution."
V\ e find, in the Charleston Mercury of the
28th instant, the message of Governor Adams
to the Senate and Honse of Representatives of
South Carolina. We have not yet had the op
portunity of giving to it such a careful atten
tion an such documents should command.
From a cursory reading of it, we find that it is
mainly devoted to the local affairs of the State.
Indeed, we have seen in it bnt one allusion to
Federal politics. The passage containing that
allusion is as follows:
1 he agitation in relation to slavery con
tinues to increase, and is rapidly tending to its
bloody termination. Measures which it was
hoped by some won Id give quiet to the coun
try and dignity to its deliberations, have served
but to redouble the efforts and augment the
Cwer of abolition. Civil war is a direful ca
nity, but its sconrges are to be endured in j
preference to degradation and ruin. The peo i
pie of South Carolina are alive to the issue, and
lire iuinilt'u 1 of their obligations. They are
culm because (hey are prepared and self-reliant.
They have not forgotten their history, and they
will not tail to vindicate its teachings. The
right 'to provide new guards lor their future se
curity' has been sealed by the blood of their
ancestors, and it will never be surrendered.
Come what may, 'they will do their duly and
leave the cousequeuces to God."'
Mar vv e are requested to say that in accord
ance with the usage of the Democratic party,
a meeting of the Democratic members will
take place at the hall of the House of Repre
sentatives on Saturday evening at 7 o'clock.
| L ilian, of ytnterday.
Jfca)" The following named members of Con
gress had, up to five o'clock yesterday after
noon, arrived in Washington:
Hon. J. H. Bright. Indiana, President of the Sen
ate, uinl Vice President of the United States?
ex oj/icw.
Hon*. L. Trumbull, III. John Slidcll, Louisiana.
J. J. Crittenden, Ky. Henry Hodge, Wis.
tiicharil Broil head, I'm James C. Jones, Tenn.
Alfred Iverson. (ia. Charles T James, R 1
Percy Walker, Ala. John Sherman, Ohio.
A. B. Greenwood. Arl? 1$. F. Letter, Ohio.
J. W. Heaver, Cal. 1. Hickman, Peun
S. Coltux. 1 ikIiuiiu. J Glancy Jones, Penn.
Samuel Brctilou la. J. J. Pearce. Penn.
J. Thoringion, Iowa. Jon. Knight, Penn.
J. M. Elliot, Kentucky. S. A.Purviauce, Penn.
T. F Bowie, Md. S. A. Smith, Tenn.
T. L Cliuginnn, N. C. J. H. Savage, Tenn.
J. W. Whitlield, Kausas. G. clones, Tenn.
George Vail, N. J. Justin S. Morrill, "\rt
A.C.M. Pennington.N.J. John S. Carlisle, Va.
Wm. W. Valk, N. Y Chas. Biliiiighurst, Wis.
J. Williams, N Y. S. W. Harris, Ala.
Wm. R. Smith, Ala. Guy R. Pelton, N. Y.
Albert Kust, Arkansas T. R Whitney, N- Y.
A. E. Maxwell, Florida. John Wheeler, N. Y.
Howell Cobb, Ga. Edw ird Hodd. N. Y.
N. Green* Foster, Gu. i. A. Hugh&lon, N. Y.
A. 11. Stephens. Ga. U. B. Mdtieson. N. Y.
Wm A i< hichariLon, 111 Benjamin Pringle, N Y
Georg'- G I'Unn, la L D Campbell, Ohio
H C Burneit, Ky M H Nichols, Ohio
A G Talbot, Ky Jacob Broom, Penn
T J H Fuller, Maine Lemuel Todd, Penn
Robert B Hall, Mass John K Edit*, Penn
J Butfingion. Mass B B -ThtirMou, R I
James B Ricaud, Md E Etheridge. Teiiu
James M Harris, Md P H Boll, Texas
George W Feck, Mich Charles J Faulkner, Va
Luther M KenneU, Mo Fuyette McMullen, Va
I Gilchrist Porter, Mo Joseph Lane, Oregou
E G Reade, N C W L Underwood, Ky
J S T Stranahan, N Y Richard Mott, Ohio
Win Cumba>'h, Indiana Samuel Galloway, Ohio
Lucien Barbour, Ia Edward Ball, Ohio
Harvey H Scott, Ia Job It Tysot:, Penn
John P Campbell. Ky Win Millward, Pc"nn
Robert T Paine, N C John Allison, Peun
Isaiah T'Clawson, N J VVm H Stieed, Tenn
Amos P Granger. N Y Wm O Goode, Va
Edwin li Morgan, N Y Hauiel B Mace, Indiana
J Harlan. Ohio George W Jones, Tenn
Wm Smith, Va J Williams, N Y
Andrew Z McCarty. N Y Wm II Kelsey, N Y
Henry Bennett, N Y EH Shorter, Ala
Galusha A Grow, Pa Leander M Cox, Ky
Win A Howard, Mich George S Houston, Ala
A E Robert*, Penn S P Benson, Maine
Mr. Van Buren has written another letter on
the subject of New York politics and in -vindi
cation of his own political course. Not having
room for the whole letter, which is quite long,
we subjoin the concluding paragraphs of it, a9
And now let us turn to our domestic differ
ences. Can the Democrats of New York
unite? If so, they must unite before the
National Convention. They cannot unite in
or after it. The made a very sen
sible proposition t^^Bk but yon see how
it is received. AJrertiner, your
old associate, now e^^^^H^Know-nothings,
responds to your offer o^^ing you propose to
"hand the State over to John \ un Huron and
his partisans." So far from this, I authorize
you to say, that if the Hards and Sofia, as they
are called, will form a single organization, and
send a single delegation to Cincinnati, I will
enter into bonds, with good sureties, not to hold
any office, State or National, for ten years from
this date, and so far from considering this a
privation or sacrifice, I will make the exemp
tion a good consideration for promising to pay
annnally for tb$ same period, to the Democratic
State Committee two hundred and fifty dollars
towards the legal expenses of election. I make
this suggestion in entire good faith, and with
a sincere desire that it may be accepted, for
whatever may become of what is called the
National Democracy, and the Presidential
election, I am entirely satisfied that the pros
perity and honor of the State of New York
depend upon the re-union and restoration to
power of its betrayed and insulted, but still
brave and sterling Democracy. Let us hear
from you again on this subject.
Yours truly,
New York, Nov. 2Gth, 1835.
Scarcity of Horses In Enropr.
A correspondent of the Spirit nf the Timet,
writing from Paris, remarks on the state of the
Ix)ndon horse market as follows:
" Ladies' saddle horses are not to be had,
neither are carriage horses, which will surprise
you. In thirteen days' search I could not find
a decent pair at any price. If this war lasts
another year the Europeans will be importing
horses from America, and it will be well worth
the attention of your farmers and breeders to
raise large horses, sixteen hands, fit to draw a
heavy carriage or carry a heavy man. Good
saddle horses for gentlemen are still to be found
by paying for them ; a first rate one stands you
From the Three Rivers Inquirer.
Cnrlons Rntonslrr between Mr. II. Craw
ford, a Magistrate, and n near.
We quote the words of his letter to a gentle
' man in this city: On Saturday, the 20th ult.,
about 1 p. ra., while engaged in drawing some
i oats, on looking round I observed, to my sur
prise, a large red-muzzled bear. He took no
notice of me, until, following bim closely up,
j be suddenly faced round and commenced
picking np some scattered heads of oats. On
passing a hay-stack, I felt confident that he
would go straight on, and took the other side
myself, when, judge of my surprise to meet
him plump face to face. He immediately
raised himself upon his haunches, when I
plunged an American hay fork I had in my
nana at his breast: quick as thought he struck
the blow aside, and only one prong entered his
body; he immediately seized the handle with
his teeth and feet and wrenched it from my
hands. I thought it was all over with me, and
ran a* quick as I could round the stack and
made for a neighboring house in order to get a
gun. On arriving at. the house, I perceived he
was still engaged in endeavoring to get the
fork out of his body; but hearing the bark of
a Newfoundland dog who had gotjicent of my
antagonist, be tore it out of his breast and
escaped. The handle of the fork, which was
of the best American ash, he had cut com
pletely in two with his teeth. |
A I,l?t of Mtmbm of tUe Tltlri >-iourtli
We publish from h late issue of our paper
the following list of the Senators and Represen
tatives in the Congress which will assemble ou
List oj I'ndtd States Senators in the Mth
Conyress, with the date* of the commence
ment and expirativn of their terms respec
Win. Pitt Fesseiidcu. Mar.
11 ami 11 tit I Hamlin....
New Hampshire.
James Hell
Joliu P. Hale.
Massac h u sells.
Charles Sumner....
Henry Wilson
lihode Island.
Philip Allen
Charles T. James ...
Lafayette S. Footer.
Isaac Toucey
Jacob Coliaiuer....
Solomon Foot
New York.
Hamilton Fiah
Win. H. Seward*..
New Jersey.
John R. Thomson..
William Wright
Richard Brodhead...
[Vacancy ]
James A. Bayard..
John M. Clayton ..
Jamett A. Pearce.*..
Thomas G. Pratt....
? Virginity.
Rob. M. T Hunter..
Jt.ines M. Mason....
North Carolina.
Asa Biggs........
David S. Reid ....
South Carolina.
Andrew P. Butler*.,
Josiah I. Evans ...
Alfred Iverson....
Robert Toombs...
Clement C. Clay, jr .
Benj. Fitzpatrick...
Stephen Adams....
Albert G. Brown....
Judah P. Benjamin..
John Slidell
Ten nessee.
John Bell
James C. Jones. ..
John J. Crittenden .
John B. Thoinpsou...
George E Pusfh ...
Benjamin F. Wade.
Jesstt D. Bright
Stephen A. Douglas .
Lyman Trumbull*..
Missou ri.
Henry S. Geyer !
[Vacancy. J
Robert W.Johnson...
Win. K. Sebastian...
Lt*wis Cass
Charles E. Stuart....
Stephen R. Mallory..
David L. Vulee
Sain Houston
Thomas J. Rusk....
James Harlanf
George W. Jores...
Henry Dodge
Charles Durkee.
John B. Weller
Term com
4, 185J
Term ex
3, 1859
18'i 1
J 859
' 1861
Vacancies.?California, 1; Indiana, 1; Missouri,
1; Pennsylvania, 1?4.
* Contested.
t Sennte of Iowa protests.
* Maine.
Dist. Oist.
1. John M. Wood,* 4. Samuel P. Benson,
'2. John J. Perry,* 5. Israel Washburn,jr.,
3. E. Knowlton * 6. T. .T. D. Fuller.
New Hampshire.
1. James Pike,* 3. Aaron H. Cniio.*
2. M. W. Tappan,*
, Vermont.
1. James Meacham, 3. Ah ah Sabin.
2. Justin S. Morrill,*
Massach u setts.
1. Robert B. Hall,* 8. Chaun'y. L. Knapp.
9. Alexander De Witt,
10. Chaffee.* (in
place of H. Morris
'i. Jnrnes Buffington,*
3. Win. S. Damrell,*
4. Linus B. Comins,*
5. Anson Burlingame,*
6. Timothy Davis,*
7. Nath'l. P. Banks, jr.,
Rhode Island.
I. Nalh I B. Durfee,* 2. Ben. B. Thurston.
11. Mark Trallon.*
1. Eira Clark, jr.*
2. John Woodruff,*
3. Sidney Denu,*
4. W. W. Wel-h *
New York.
William W. Valk*
J. S. T. Stranahan,*
Gay R. Pelton,*
John Kelly,*
Thos. R. Whitney,*
John Wheeler,
Thomas Child*, jr .*
Abram Wakeman,*
Bayard Clark,*
Amb. S. Murray,*
Rufus H. King,*
K111 i a it Miller,*
Rusael Sage,
Samuel Dickson,*
Edward Dodd.*
Geo. A. Simmons,
18. Thomas R. Horton.
19. J. A. Huphston,*
20. Orsa. B. Maite*on,
21. Henry Bennett,
22. Andw. Z. McCarty,1
23. Win A. Gilbert,*
24. Amos P. Granger,*
25. Edwin B. Morgan,
26. Andrew Oliver.
27 John M, Parker,*
2b. Wn. H. Kelsey.*
29. John Williams*
30. Benjamin Pringle,
31. Thomas T. Flagler,
32. Solomon G. Haven,
33. Fran's S. Ewnrds.*
Franri* E. Spinner,*
New Jersey.
Isaiah Clawson,* 4. George Vail.
George K. Robbins,* 5. Alex.C. M. Penning
James Bishop,* ton
Thomas B Florence, 14. Galusha A. Grow,
15. John J. Pearce,*
16. Lemuel Todd,*
17. David F. Robison,*
18. John It. Edie,*
19. John Covode,*
20. Jonathan Knight,*
21. David Kitchie,
22. 8. A. Pnrvianre.*
23. John Allison.*
24. David Barclay,*
25. John Dick.
Job R. Tyson,*
William Millward,*
Jacob Brown,*
John Cadwalader,*
John Hickman,*
S. C. Bradshaw.*
J. Glancy Jones,
A. E. Hobert*,*
John C. Kunkel,*
Jas. H. Campbell,*
Henry M. Fuller,*
Asa Packer,
1. Eli*ha D. Ctiilen.*
1. Jam?-s A. Stewart,* 4. Henry W. Davis,*
2. James B. Ricaud,* 5. Henry W. Hoffman.
3. Jnmes M. Harris,* 6. Thomas F. Bowie.*
1. Thomas H. Bayly, 8. Chas. J. Faulkner.
2. John S. Millson,
3. John 8. Caskie,
4. William O. Ooode,
5. Thomas S. Bocock,
0. Panlus Powell,
7. William Smilh,
9. John Letrher,
10. Zedekinh Kidwell,
11. John S. Carlisle.*
12. H. A. Edmundson,
J 3 Fayette Mr Mullen
North Carolina.
Robert T. Paine,* 5. Edward Q. Reade,*
2. Thomas Ruffin.
3. Warren Winslow,*
4. L. O. B. Branch,*
6. Rich d. C. I'uryenr,
7. Bnrton Craige,
8. Tho?. L. Clingman.
South Carolina.
1. John McQueen, I Preston S. Brooks,
2 Wm. Aiken. 5. James L. Orr,
Lawrence M. Keitt, 6. Wm. W. Boyce.
I. James L. Sewiftd, ft. John 11. Lumpkin,*
Marlio J.Craw lord,* 0. Howell Cnbb?*
3. Trippe,* 7. Nathaniel G Foster,*
4. lliram Warner,* 8. Alex. H. Stephens.
1. Percy Walker,* 0. William 11. Smith,
2. Eli Shorter,* 6. W. R. W. Cobb,
3. James F Dowdell, 7. Samp. W.11*rri?.
4. George S. Houston,
1 Daniel B. Wright. 4. John A. Quitman,*
2. ?? Bunnell.* ft. Win. Barksdale.
3 Lake,*
1 George Euslis,* 3. Tlios. G. Davidi-on,*
2. Miles Taylor,* ?. John M Sauiiidyo *
Ohio ?
4. Timothy C. Day,* 12. Samuel Galloway,*
5. John Scott Harrison, 13. John Sherman.*
?5 Lewis D. Campbell, 14. Philemon Bline,*
7. Matthias 14. Nichols,* 15. William R. Sapp,
8. Richard Molt.* "10. Edward Ball,
9. Jonas R. Emrie,* 17. Chan. J. Albright.*
10. Aaron Harlan, IB. llenj. F. Leiler,*
II. Benjamin Stanton,* 19. Edward Wade,
12. Cooper K. Watson,* 20. Joshua R. Giddings,
13. Oscar F. Moore.* 21 John A. Bingham.
14. V B. Horton,*
I. Henry C. Burnelt,* 0. John M. Elliott,
2 John P. Campbell,* 7. llump'y Marshall,*
3. Win.L.Underwood,* b. Alex. K. Marshall,*
4. A. G. Talbott,* 'J. Leander M Cox.
ft. Joshua H. Jewell.* 10. Samuel F. Swope.*
1. Albert G Watkins,* tf George W. Jones,
2. William H. Siieed,* 7. John V. Wright,*
3. Samuel A. Smith, 8. Felix K. Zollicotter,
4. John II. Savage,* 9'. Emerson Ellieridge,
f>. Charles Ready, 10. Thomas Rivers *
1. Smith Miller, 7. Harvey D. Soolt,*
2 Wm. H English, 6. Daniel Mace.
3. George G. Dunn,* 9. Schuyler Colfax,*
4. David P. Holloway,* 10. Samuel Brenton,*
ft. Will. Cumback,* 11> John U. 1'eitit.
0. Lucien Barbour,*
1. Eliliu B. Washburne, fi. Thomas L. Harris,*
2. Jas. H. Woodworih,* 7. James C. Allen,
3. Jesse O. Norton. S. Lyman Trumbull,*
4. James Knox, 9. Samuel S. Marshall
ft Win A.Richardson,
1. Luther M. Kenneth.* 8. John G. Miller.
2. Gilchrist Porter,* 0 John's. Phelps,
3 James J, Lindley, 7. Samuel Caruihers.
4. Mordecai Oilver,
Aria nsus.
1. Alfred B.Greenwood, 2. Alberi Rust.*
1. William A. Howard,* 3. DavidS.Walbndge,*
2. Henry Waldron,* 4. George W.Peck.*
1. Augustus E.Maxwell.
1. Matthew Ward.* 2. Peter II. Bell.*
1. Augustus Hall.* 2 JamesThoritiglon.*
. 1. Daniel Wells,jr., 3. Chas. Billinghuirl.*
2. C. C. Washburn,*
1 J. W. Denver.* 2. Philip T. Herbert.*
Minnesota? Henry M. Rice.
Oregon.?Jo?eph Lane.
New Mexico.?lose Manuel Gallegos.
TJtali.?John M Bemliisel.
Washington.?A nderson.
Kansas?John W Whitfield 1
Nebraska. J
* Those marked ihus * are new members,
t Notice of contest ha* been served by Anrfirw
H. Reeder.
J No information from Nebraska. Bird Chap
man is the Democratic candidate.
Uovernor Stum lion's Speecli an Kanttt
At a late " law and order" convention held
at Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, Governor
Shannon presided, and, upon taking the cbair,
delivered the following address, as reported bj
the correspondent of the New York Tribune:
My friksds and fkllow-citizeks: I now
for the Gist timo stand belore motijr of you,
and I feel grateful for the kind reception you
have given me and honor you have shown me
in assigning me the chair. I left home with
the intention of making this my future home.
There are parties who differ upon the question
of the policy of your government; in tact, an
excitement is now extant that must. for the
safety of the citizens, be brought to an end.
[Applause.] The first news 1 received upon
arriving in the Territory was that the laws of
the Legislature were null and . void, and not
binding upon the people. I had heard that
Governor Reeder had pronounced them null
and not binding, though the members of that
body had received his seal, and took their
seats, as the members of all legislatures do,
with the sanction of the governor. They had
enacted a set of laws which cent Id not be con
sidered illegal. [Cheers.] Fellow-citizens, that
body of legislators were elected on a day ap
pointed by a call of the governor, and con
vened at a point he had called them to, having
(fiven them certificates of election. The legia
ature appointed a day for the purpose of elect
ing a delegate to Congress, which was October
1. The faction that would not obey the laws of
the Legislature then started this revolutionary
movement to nullify its acts, and accordingly
appointed the pth of October a day wheu they
would for themselves elect a delegate to Con
gress. And for what reason did the)'do this?
Why not vote lor this delegate on the day ap
pointed by th? Legislature? They dare not
face Whitfield on that le</allt/ aj>j>oinfed day!
[Applause.] If they could have got a majo
rity of votes at all, they could have got them
as well upon the 1st as the 9th of October;
and if Missouri votes had been polled, the Le
gislature had made laws that the polls rentld
be ptlrg?d. Then, there was no reason for
holding the election on the 9th, unless to nnl
lify the laws of the Legislature. They have
no right thus to nullity the laws. If those
laws arc unconstitutional, the appeal is to be
made to the judicial tribunals of the country.
But, instead of appealing to the courts, these
gentlemen go to work and issue circulars and
notices to the cffect that they have taken the
affairs of government in their own hands, and
are going to elect a delegate to Congress; and,
more, that they are going to frame a constitu
tion, ami ask to be admitted in|^> the Union
as a State. Who ever heard of such a move
ment? for one party to frame a constitution
for a Slate, or the entire people, without con
sulting the other parly. This comes in conflict
with the organic act, which says the people have
the right to govern themselves. I hare read their
calls, and looked them through attentively, and
can only see an attempt to usurp power by
making that constitution. What would be said
if the either party should attempt to usurp that
Sower without the consent of the people?
fould it. be considered right? Nay, it would
lead to fatal consequences, and would make a
civil war. [Applause.] A State constitution
could not be accepted without all jxtriiex par
ticipating. Why this haste? With the excep
tion of California, it is without precedent.
There is no regular form prescribed by Con
gress, and this should be conducted as in other
Territories. Let Congress issue some order.
[Cheers.] If the nullifier* consider the laws
of the legislature wrong, lei them appeal to
some higher tribunal, and not lake the law in
their own hands, which is wrong by all the
regulations of the organic act, which we should
lie proud of. [Cheers.] They should remem
ber the lessons taught, by the great men of the
nation. We should all be mindful of their
example. They cannot better their condition
by such revolutionary movements, such excite
ments, misstatements, and resorting to force
Of arms. The laws of the legislature are not
properly understood, not yet being printed.
They have sent new* abroad to bring about a
I Kid effect. >1 have seen in touie journals that
the territorial officers were appointed for the
term of six years. Thin is not so; but is told
to prejudice the minds of the people. Some
officers are appointed for four years, but uoue
for six. Hundreds who have been deceived by
such reports will return to us when they see
the movements of the revolutionary govern
ment. Fellow-citizens, this question must be
met with truth and justice in the halls of Con
gress, where *the free-State movement will re
ceive iis quietus. [Applause.] There may be
some members in the halls of Congress v/ho
; are in favor of disunion, but there is too much
; patriotism in that body to give any counten
ance to this revolutionary movement, and I can
assure you that, in any event, ihe Executive of
the United States will stand by you to the last!
[Cheers.] Next year we will be called on to
elect a President of this republic, when only
two parlies will be known?the black republi
can and unionists. [Loud and prolonged
From ttie Cecil Democrat.
Sketch of llie Remark* of Judge Buch
anan In response to the proceeding* of
the Bar in Cecil, in reference to the
death of Judge Constable.
The court heartily sympathizes with the
sentiments and action of the bar in reference
to our beloved departed brother. In the prime
of mauhood?in the paths of duty?in the vigor
of intellect and iu the fullness of fame?he went
down into the valley and shadow of death.
" And now he sleepeth in the dust, and we
may seek for him in the morning, but he shall
not be." God is all wisdom, all justice, all
all mercy. Yes, gentlemen, all mercy 1
Confiding iu ihese, as Christians, let us feel
assured that our brother has but left a world of
strife and_ suffering here for a blissful immor
tality beyond.
It would be needless, in this presence, to
dilate on the varied accomplishments of the
lamented dead. He was your neighbor, your
associate, your friend, your brother. You
knew him well. You were proud of him. Y6u
were justly so. We may not look upon his
like again. What a charm in his eloquence!
What a lire in his eye! What a dignity in his
manner! What a melody in his voice ! What
a warmth iu his heart! He was one of uature's
What a keen sense of justice! What a steady
hand wherewith to hold the balances thereof.
What a total disregard of all mere worldly
distinctions among those who came to seek
their rights at the shrine where he ministered.
How considerate of suitors! How kind and
gentle towards witnesses! How respectful to
the juries, to the officers of the court, and to
the members of the bar! He was the very
embodiment of a judge!
How companionable in social life, how ten
der of the feelings of those with whom he was
brought iu contact; how generous, how con
ciliatory, how refined. He was, in very truth,
a gentleman.
Thus we knew him as he lived. How did he
die? For months he lingered in tfoe arms of
death, Patiently he bore his sufferings; and
when, at last, the irrevocable mandate came,
currounded by those who of all the earth he
loved the dearest, at peace with man and
assured of Heaven his immortal spirit winged
it* filial flight for the bosom of its Father and
its (Jod.
"Night dew* fall not more liylulyon the ground,
Nor weaiy, worn out winds expire so soft."
Let the resolutions be recorded with the
proceedings of the Court, and the Court stand
adjourned until to-morrow morning at ten
o'clock. ? - i
Another Explosion at the Virginia Coal
Another explosion occurred at the English
Company's pits, in Chesterfield county, (Va.)
on Monday night last, resulting in the death of
John Marshall, Charles Thompson, Nicholas
Luke, and Joseph Burton. George Colton and
and Wm. Wright (the latter colored,) were badly
burnt. Fourteen others who were in the pits
(but not in the " upset," as it is called) at the
time of the explosion, escaped without injury.
How the explosion took place is not known. It
noour.o/i ;* on 0)J upset, where a road had been
made through an old working, which had some
time siuce been on fire. Each man was sup
plied with a Davy safety lamp. The lamp of
one of them was found with the top off. He
must have unscrewed it; and it is supposed he
did so to light his pipe.
Punlihmrut for Negro Stealing.
It seems to be agreed on all hands that the
time has come for a change in our laws on this
subject, and that the penalty of negro stealing
should be death. This is the penalty under
the North Carolina laws, and, in conformity
with them, a white man, a native of that State,
was huug a few weeks ago. Negro stealing is
very rare in North Carolina, though there are
almost as great facilities for the underground
railroad there as here. But the prospect of the
halter has a salutary effect on robbers.
[Jlichmond Dispatch.
Fugitive Slave Police.
In order to establish such a police as would
effectually break up the escape of negroes in I
coasting craft, the State should purchase one !
or more small and fast sailing vessels, and sta
tion them near the Capes. The expense would
be inconsiderable, compared with the saving.
One stampede of negroes, such as has lately I
occurred here in Richmond, costs more than
the purchase, manning, and support of two I
such vessels for five years.
A river police would be useless, for no exam- '
ination of vessels, at any point shot! of the '
Capes, can afford an entire safeguard against
the escape of slave property.
I Richmond J)ttp<ttch.
Hinrp Prkctle*.
We learn that a gentleman had bits pocket
picked at Acqaia Creek on Tuesday night.
I'wo "professional characters" crowded the
gentleman on entering tho cars. One jostled
nim, while the other two took his pocket book
and retdrned to Washington in the boat.
After starting, the loss was discovered and the
remaining rascal charged with the theft. On
motion of a passenger the conductor searched
every man in the cars. Tho loss was $150 and
a $100 draft. The losing gentleman, was
from Mobile. Our southern friends should be
more watchful of their " northern brethren."
[ Fred. News.
of Martha A. Wella ,* daughter of Alex
ander Well*, who then lived in Amelia County,
Virginia, and who subsequently removed to ihe
city of Petersburg and died tlierein in August,
1855,) went with a Mr. Spencer from the ctftinty
of Green*ville to one of the Western States. She
\? aa then about sixteen year* old and ha* never
been heard from by her family in Virginia from
that day to this. By the will of her father she is
entitled to a |>ortion of hia estate,or. if she b? dead,
her children, if she or they he heard from within
one year from the date of hia death. Any infor
mat ion in respect to the said Martha'A. Wella or
her children, if she haa nny, would be lieneticinl
to them and be thankfully received by the family.
Nov. 27?w4w. Petersburg, Vh.
JOHN II. RUTH MAN N, Importer and
Dealer in Wine. Brandy, Arc., has received
his ripply of Bordeaux Wines, to say?
'200 eases of Rwd iind While Wine, consisting of
Chateau Latitte, Chateau Margaux, Chateau,
Leoville, Margaux Medoc, St. Julien,St. Katephe,
Haul Sauternea, Ate.
25 hogshead* of Claret and White Wine.
Also, received by former arrivals?
2f? case* S4..Peray sparkling
25 ice* or Rhine Wine*, some ol it of very
high grade.
Likewise Sparkling Moselle.
N. B.?From lk>r?leatix a small cask of extra
aunerior Cognac, ?'<?? per gallon.
June 5? ,'Jtif
rue onici.l Oryau of Cottgrtmrn mud News,
paper for the People.
1 address my annual circular to the public, ap
p wiig u ll'at the G!oU- will renew it* reports of
h?Congre??.oual Debute* at the ?ext .J^on of
Congress. It u hardly nece.tary to any ihnt the
proceed ng. of tb. next Congress will be of vast '
itnport to the country. The iHue. wind, have
bee 11 made in relation to slavery, conuecied with
the great interest which is always taken in Cou
gress in relation to the notninatioB of presidential
candidate*, will give intense excitement to the
next action, which will be communicated to the
public. Whatever in debated lu Congress will be
debated everywhere. The importance of oflicial
reports cannot, therefore, be loo highly e?timaled.
A coun,fy Wl" pa?? upon the proceedings of
Congress as they progress, and public opinion, if
proper y informed, will have a salutary influence
upon the result.
1 he Daily Glob* will i)e printed ou a double
royal sheet at eleven o'clock every morning, ex
cept Sunday, and will Contain all the messuges of
the President of the United Stales ; the reports of
the Executive Department*; the entire proceed
ings of Congress; the laws passed during the
SSu? ,he by telegraph and from
other sources up<o the hour of going to i>r-?s
1 he debates in Congress frequently till '
forty, hfiy, and sometimes mure thun u h
columns a day. Whenever they make moi.
twenty-eight columns a day, extra she* ?
Tommy's Congressional Gloiie will I
every Tue.day morniug, and com i
proceedings of Congress in a condensed form; tne
curreni news of the day, und such editorinl com
ment upon the limes as may lie deemed suitable
to the character of the paper. When the debates
a week cannot be condensed into twenty
columns, and leave eight columns of the sheet
or other (natter and advertisements, an extra
sheet will be printed.
The CowaKKsstoNAL Globe will be the revised
Olo? ol,th.e P,roii|Led?ng8 contained in the Daily
,ttil Pa8Sed dur"'K the session,
f rinted in book form on a royal quarto page, and
ill, probably, make four volumes of nine hun
dred pages each. The last volume of the four
will be an Appendix, which will contain such
speeches as are written out by the members them
selves, with such deferred proceedings as neces
sarily accompany them. Complete indexes will
be made out and forwarded lo subscribers soon
after ihe end of the session. If a subscriber shall
ra???r,h? erVhey Wl" be ""pplied at the
rule of three centn for sixteen pa^es.
o?mionadrhUed ^ev?,y com>'?tent judge, whose
th? h i ^Ve e"rd expressed ou the subject,
at the debates of Congress are better Teported
and sold lower tnan those of any other legislative
body. A calculation which I made for the Senate
of Ihe l ulled Slates in April, 1S54, shows that
Congress pays me for reporting and publishing
its debates in the Daily Globe, and then in the
CongressipnnI Globe and Appendix, only one
eleventh ihe rale Hiarged in England for publish
ing the debates of Parliament, and about one.
seventh the average rate paid by the States of
1 ennsylvania, Maryland, and Kentucky, (which
are all the Stales in which the prices paid had
hen been ascertained.) for publishing their de
butes in book form only. The debates of Con
gress nre oflt red to subscribers, in this Prospec
tus. for about one half the price paid for them by
ongress?ihe expense of reporting, and then
publishing them in the Daily Globe to enable
members to revise their remarks for the Congres
sional Globe and Appendix, are all paid for l.y
Congress, and do not form any purl of the $6
which an individual pays for them. Calculations
showing the prices paid for debates are printed on
ihe fourth page of the paper.
To facilitate the circulation of the Congressional
Cilobe and cheapen it to subscribers, Congress
passed a joint resoluiiou making it free of postage
annex it. as the law may not be accessible to
postmasters generally:
Joint Resolution providing for the diminution of
the Laws oj Congress and the Debates thereon.
, W'r^* Vlew to cheap circulation of the
laws ol Congress and the debates contributing lo
-the (rn* interpretation thereof, imd to make free
the communication between ihe representative
and constituwut bodies:
1 lie it resolved by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America h, Con
grus assembled. That from and after the present
session of Congress, the Congressional Globe and
Appendix, which contain the laws and the debates
thereon, shall pass free through the mails so long
as Ihe same shall be published by order of Con
gress: Provided, That nothing herein shall be
construed to authorize the circulation of I lie Daily
Crlobe free of postage."'
I commenced publishing the Congressional
Crlobe and Appendix in Ih33. They now make
thirty-seven volumes. The first edition of many
of them is exhausted, and 1 am nr.w reprinting
and stereotyping them. They cannot be afforded
for Jesslhan $7 50 a volume. Should any sub
! 'briber wish the back numbers, they will be fur
Bished, well bound, at that rate.
i> TK11MS.
.!LY one year $10 0Q
' during the session 6 00
? eeki.v Globe, one year 2 00
r, " " during the session ] 00
OO.NORFSSIONAI. Globr ant. Appendix dur
ing ihe session qq
Two copies of the "Congressional Gi obe
and Appendix will be sent lor 10 00
1 ayments required in Rdvance, invariably
Hank notes, current where a subscriber resides
received at par. The whole or any part of a re
mittance may be made in postage stamps The
Ihi. <'lly by ,h, fir.,' M?o,liv
Heretofore 1 have sent the Daily Globe to those
psper. thst published my Prospectus. 1 cnnZt
several v *? ""y '?ng,!r' U ,he ^n ??t for
several years past cost me more than all I received
lor subscriptions out of this city during ihat time
w ? , JOHN C. HIVES.
\V AsiiiKfiToN, October 2. ISM.
VCry '"r<fe ?"PP,y 01 W?rm
I nder Shirt, and Drawers this day opened, of the
best quality and at low and uniform t rices, at
v ir n.,, STEVENS'S Sales Room,
| Nov Brown'. Hotel.
dHi.h.ri r!Ce'7d frT " ??'erir. sale in Phila
delphia, a very arge lot of Blank Books, Lctier
and Cap Pa per, Steel Pens. Faber s Pencil., M a, he
matical Instruments, Black Sand, Bufi Envelope
Paper, Inkstands, Slate,, Copy i^oks and Scbo?
Books. n|| of which we will sell low for cash
No *** ^eventh Street.
For the Collection of Claims, the Procurement
Patents, Bounty Lands, and Pensions
If bureau of translation
From the French Spanish Italian, and German
uj;s?r"?." "" ??.! o.h",
Nov'Th 7Ih Sl^e'',' Cily. D.C.
IjV>K THI, SPKINC; THAKK. <;ent>? Ho
siery and Uiirierf.arinciils. -STEVKN8,
Urown't Hotel, is now opening ft fresh and large
variety of CJent'n Undershirts and Drawers. Also,
a large assortment of silk and cotton Hall-Hose,
plain and fancy. STEVKNd'S
Feb 24?*?lif Sale# Room, llrown's Hotel.
And Ajfents for " Kerr's" " Sttmmrr/ifon'" Old Rye.
and P. Hanger's " OkV Rye" Whisky. Premium
All letters promptly answered, and orders filleo
Feb !<0?.1m,
<?? ;r It 10 W A It l>. -Xtrijed from the < om
mons,about 2 weeks since, a small speckle
red and while Oow. with one horn half broken
off?the other a crump horn. She has a wen or
wart on her side, near ihe Hank, about th?- size of
a man's fist. She is marked, but not recollected'
The altove rewnrd will be pnid by returning her to
the owner, on I street. between Oth and 7ih. No.
603. Sept 19
W. H. STANFORD. Merchant Tailor, No.
4HH I'eniiNi Ivania ii venue, four doors west of Thiril
street, has returned from New York, and is now
receiving hi* new and elegant stock of Good*
adapted to InII Slid winter wear, to which he
would respectfully invite the attention of his
friends and ihe public. Returning his lhanks for
thelilwral patronage heretofore lieslowedon him, he
wonld assure all thai all diligence and csre wilk
tie taken to till all orders in his usunl elegant style
of tit >tml finish, at the shortest notice and at tlu?
lowest possible prices.
Also, a beautiful stock of Furnishing Goods.
Sep 2t)~2w3wif

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