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tVILLIAM S. EPPERSON, EDITOR. Wednesday Morning, Feb. 16, 1854. OCT Tile officers of the steamer Cora No. 2, and Uuicorn will please accept our tlianks for files of late New Orleans pajiers. (XT We return our thanks to Mr. W. Hogan of the S. S. Prenliss, for late papers. H. Convictions. At the present Session of our Circuit Court, a Mr. John Cotton was convicted of murder, and sentenced to he hanged on Fri day, the 7Ui ilay of April next. We understand that the counsel for the accused, intend taking the case up to the High Court of Errors and Ap peals. Mr. Beal was olso convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years imprisonment in the Penitentiary. Rftroat 05 thk Howard Association. We arc indebted to Mr. J. H. Lawrence, fora copy 0! the report of this charitable Association, from which we gather the followfns statements. The total receipts from the 11th of July last on which day the Association was regularly orga uized for action, amounted iu the aggregate to 228,927 1C ; and that the sum expended from the same date, is $159,190 32; which together with an approximated estimate of $3,500 00 for outstanding debts, is $162,690 32, leaving a bal a nee of 666.237 11 of which 36,000 is vested in mortgages on fi'al Estate, bearing 8 per cent interest per annum, and 30,000 specially deposi ted i:i I' nk, subject to draft, and Hearing 4 pe Cni interest per annum. M;:. Redftelo's Confirm ation. This act, lo which the enemies ot the Administration looked as furnishing a means by which the Senate would e (press their disapprobation in the removal ofCol lector Bronson, has already been performed, and the nomination of Herman J. Red fie Id as his suc cessor, is confirmed. Not the slightest hope now remains to the opposition, of a division be tween the Cabinet and Congress. Telegraphic. New York, Feb, 7. The Cotton market here is dull to-day, and buyers are asking a concession. The sales of the day amount to 900 bales, of which rvportors took five hundred bales. GREAT FIRE AT BOSTON. Boston, Feb. 7. A great fire took place here to-day, by which the building in which the Chronicle, the American Union, the Yankee Blade, the Now England Cultivator, the Ameri can Patriot, the Congregationalism the Christian Ki email and some others are printed, was total ly destroyed. CONGRESSIONAL. Wasbwotoh, Feb. 7. The Senate today passed a bill granting a quarter of a million of acres of land to Minnesota for railroad purpses. The discussion of the Nebraska bill was re sumed. Mr. Douglas submitted a proposition, which hud previously been adopted in caucus, to strike out the clause declaring the Missouri com promise superseded, and to substitute the follow ing declaration in reference to it : " Which being inconsistent w ith the principle of aon intervention by Congres with sin very in States and Territories, as recoguized by the legis lation of 1850, commonly called the comprom ise measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void, it being the true intent and meaning of this u r-1. not to legislate slavery into any Territory or i:Eate, nor to exclude ii therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to regulate their domestic institutions iu their own way, subject only to the constitution of the United States." This bill will probably pass. Mr, Everett speaks on the subject to morrow In the House, the Deficiency biil was discuss- t. An amendment to purchase the site occu pied by the Ne w York Assay Office was adopted. '1'be great Ore in New Orleans. From our late New Orleans exchanges, we gather the particulars of the destructive coufla" gration, w hich occurred amongst the shipping in that port on Saturday the 4ih inst. The most distressing feature of lids great ca I unity is the loss of human life, Mr. James L satfaets, a brother of Capt. Leathers, is missing' and it is feared jhat he perished in th flames, or was drowned iu attempting to escape. Many of the passengers lost nearly all their baggage, several of them escaping in their night clothes. There was a large quantity of freight and country produce on the wharf near the burn ing boats. Some of it was removed to a sife place, much of it was damaged, stolen and burnt. The following estimate of the value of the hats and the insurance on tliem, we take from the "True Delta:" The Saxon, Capt. Kercheval, was to have left for Sr. Louis last evening. She was valued at $28,000; owned by Frank Johnson and John C. .Shannon of this city, insured in Louisville for $14,500. Her cargo, principally dry goods, was valued at $50,000. Ttie Charles Belcher cost $98,000, insured in St. Louis for $60,300, owned by Cutler & Valen tine of St. Louis; cargo valued at $200,000. The Crescent, Capt. Young, was to leave yes terday afternoon for St. Louis. Value, $22,000, insured in Cincinnati for $10,000 ; owned by the captain. Her cargo was valued at $35,000. The new Nalchea, (packet)Capt. Leathers, val ued at $85,000 ; insured in Louisville and Cin cinnati for $30,000; owned by Capt. Leathers and T. C. Holmes of this city ; cargo worth $100,000. The Liah Tuna, Capt. Haygood ; owned by Hewitt, Rowe & Co., of St. Louis, and tire cap tain ; worth $30,000.; insured in St. Louis for $20,000. Bocks and papers saved. No cargo on board. The Mohican, Capt. Irwin; owned on Ten nessee river, valued at $20,000; no insurance, cargo, pork and groceries, valued at $40,000. The bark I van hoe, owned by Smith & Shot well, of Louisville ; cargo consisting of up country produce ; was insured in Louisville for $30,000. It will be seen that none of the boats were insured in this city. The fire originated on the Chas. Belcher, at about 4 o'clock in the morning, when all the of ficers and passengers (some fifty in number) were wrapt in slumber, and had made such progress before discovery, as to reader all attempts at ex tj uguisbment, abortive. The flames communi cated to other vessels lying contiguous, and re sulted In the loss of property to the amount of three hundred thousand dollars or upwards, as above detailed. (X3 Thanks to the officers of the Steamer Dote for late New Orleans papers. The Revival or Agitation. The principle of congressional uon-interven- tion in the Nebraska question is creating great excitement among the factionists, and the spirit of fanaticism on this point is thoroughly aroused. The revival of agitation is confidently expected, and from.the recent exhibitions of hostility to the territorial bill now before congress, by the lead ers of the agitators, tne breasts of all peace-lov ing citizens, may well be filled with apprehen sion and alarm. The compromise of 1820, commonly known as the Missouri compromise, indicates by its provi sions the power of congress to interfere in the internal affairs of a territory, so far as the rcgula ting of slavery within its limits is concerned. This act at the time of its passage met with vio lent opposition by eminent men, both ot the north and south, and was pronounced as an act unwarrantsd by the constitution, but for the sake of restoring harmony to a distracted country was adopted not as a finality, but as a tempora ry expedient only. The South, although insisting upon the uncon stitutionality of the prohibition thus engrafted upon the policy of the country, has never shown any disposition to repudiate the act. For thir ty years the compromise of Missouri formed the boundary of free and slave territory, and was" res pected in the admission of Texas, so far as regar ded that portion of the republic lying north o 36 degrees 30 minutes. The Com promise of 1850 virtually annulled the Missouri Compromise, and left in the hands of the citizens of a territory the right to regulate their internal domestic concerns. It now be comes necessary to organize territorial govern ments for Nebraska and Kensas, lying immedi ately west of Missouri, and extending both North and South of the dividing line. The people of the South insist upon their sovereign right to settle the same territory witn the same freedom from restriction, claiming that they have the right, equally with the North, to the benefits of the country, and should be placed upon an equal footing in de termining whether slavery may or may not be recognized as a domestic institution in the ul timate formation of any and all States there from. This principle was observed in the organiza tion of territorial governments for New Mexico and Utah, and if the same principle cannot be recognized in creating like governments for Ne braska and Kensas, then the Compromise meas uresof 1850arein this respect void and of no effect. The Missouri Compromise is nothing more than the Wilmot Proviso, in principle, and if one is unconstitutional, the other must be equally so. In the present territorial bill, the vali i ity of the Missouri Compromise is main tai tied in the strongest terms, by abolitionists, and every stra legem in the shape of s ubtle ar gument and consummate intrigue will be ex erted to secure the prevalence of this principle the principle Congressional restriction. The burden of abolition argument is that the Missouri Compromise is a compact which the South cannot disregard without a violation of faith, This amounts to no argument at all, when considered together with the fact that the Compromise Measures of 1850 in effect re pealed the Missouri restriction. In the impending struggle with abolitionism it is fortunate for the South, that it will not encounter the opposition of the Executive branch of the Government. Cuba. The latest news with regard to this important question is, that the two parties of Spain, the liberals and republicans have united under the supervision of Narvaezand direction of Louis Nrjpoleon, to dethrone Isabella the Second and to proclaim the Duke of Alba, Louis Napoleon's brother inlaw, Emperor. It is probable that this will be the first movement to open the great drama of a general European Revolution, and also the first step of the Emperor of France to prepare for himself a safe retreat into Spain in case of a defeat at home. This is certainly a new view of the Cuban question, and the movement may not be wholly improbable from the following remarks Oi the Washington Sentinel : That Queen Isabella and the royal family of Spain do not enjoy the love, confidence, or re spect of the people, is generally known. One terrible proof of this was given not very long since, when the queen and her party, on enter ing the theatre at Madrid, were met with hoots and hisses, instead of applause. It is said that her intrigues and immoralities have been so gross open, and unblushing, that the nation, though net over moral or sensitive, have become disgus ted. If this be true, and all accounts tht we have read concur in so representing it, then it is not to be wondered at that her subjects should at sire to dethrone her and disgrace lier family. The next point is, how would her dethronement be likely to be effected? There are two parties; we understand, now organized in Spain, the lib erals and republicans. They have united. They are not liberals or republicans as we have in this country. They are not democrats, but they are opposed to the present government. They have united, it is said, to put down the reiguing fam ily. If they succeed in doing so, whom do they design putting into power 1 The Duke of Alba, it is said, who is a powerful nobleman, and who, besides, asserts some right to the throne, being of kin to the royal family Is it likely that they will be aided in their designs by Louis Na poleon ? Three plausible reasons are given for expecting his aid ; first, he is the brother-in-law of the duke ; secondly, by placing him in power he will acquire the control of Spain and Spanish politics; and thirdly, in the event of his meet ing with disaster in France, he will have a safe refuge in Spain. But, if the Duke of Alba should be elevated to the throne, it will be neces sary to provide a fund to enable him to main tain his. power, his position, and his royal state. The sale of Cuba to the United States would im mediately provide that fund. At present there seems to be thiis difficulty in the way of the transfer of thet island to us : the Cortes will not, under the present administration, consent to it. The whole matter, in a nut-shell is, that a suc cessful revolution in Spain, brings about the im mediate acquisition of Cuba. OCT We have received from the publishers, Messrs. De Witt & Davenport, New York, acopy of " Hot Corn or Life Sketches in New York," by Solon B.obin6on of the New York Tribune. As yet, we have not bad time to read it thoroughly, but from the hasty glances given it, at intervals, we are not prepared to recommend it for the va rious merits claimed by its preface. IVIoiisignore Uedinl. It will be remembered that this distinguished gentleman, the Papal Nuncio, met with not to put too fine a point upon It, rather harsh treat ment, in various cities of the North and West. From the best information, it appears that the Nuncio is the victim of a popular prejudice' having, it is said, acted as agent in procuring the execution of certain Italian malcontents, at Bologna, in Italy. Whether the Nuncio is guil ty of complicity in this affair or not, the actions of the mob cannot be too severely deprecated. We have no right, says a cotemporary, to avenge them doneanywhere, except according to law, and hanging a man in effigy, or hanging and shooting him in propria persona, is not accord ing to any law. excent a verv bad law that of passion, and very ignorant passion too. Thisquestion was brought up iu the United States Senate on the 23d ult. Mr. Cass offered a resolution of inquiry touching the relation which the Nuncio bears to this government. The ground taken was that, if he came hither as an ambassador from the Papal States, he is clothed with the personal securities of the government of the United States. That he bears such a character is shown by the debate, and the reso lution of Mr. Cass was, we presume, only a formal mode of bringing the subject before the country. Several Senators spoke on the resolution. Mr. Cass, its mover, said that he had investigated the matter of the guilt of Mons. Bedini in the case of the death of Bassi, and was satisfied that he was totally innocent of any part in it. He said that this bad deed was an Austrian deed ; that the soldiers of Austria had taken possession of Bologna, and set up therein a military govern ment, overthrowing all civilaulhotity ; and that it was they, not the Nuncio, who slew Bassi, besides doing other terrible and illegal and inhu man acts. Senator Cass very earnestly condemn ed the mob movements. The resolution of Gen. Cass, after some oppo sition from Mr. Weller, was finally adopted. DEATH OF MR. BODISCO. The death of M. Alexander de Botlisco, envoy extraordinary, and minister i'lenipotentiary of the Emperor of Russia, to the government of the United States is announced in the Washing ton papers. For the period of seventeen years this gentleman had filled the office of Russian envoy to this country, auJfilled it too with mas terly ability, ever faithfiu to the trust of his own sovereign, and in all respects courteous and po lite to our governmentand people. The Intelli gencer thus speaks of the deceased : " His good offices were always ready for good purposes, and he was in his conduct here, ever true to the chaiaclerof a minister of peace. So prolonged had been his residence in this commu nity that he was familiarly known to all our in habitants, and to great numbers of our leading citizens throughout the country; with all of whom the frankness of his manners, his liberal hospitality, and cordial courtesy, rendered him an established favorite, and fora long tune it may be said placed hrm at the head ot a general socie ty, iu which his death will create a void that will be lone felt, it may be added that the domestic- ties which he formed in our country doubtless strengthened his own claims to the general re gard. He leaves an afflicted widow and five chil dren, besides a multitude of personal friends, to mourn his loss. Siatc Agricultural Society. A respectable number of the friends of Agri cultural and Mechanical improvement met in the Hall of the House of Representatives, on Friday evening, February 3rd, 1854 : The meeting was called to order by Col. J. P Elliott, on whose motion Gen. R. Griffith, of the City of Jackson, was called to the Chair; and, on motion of Geo. Fearn, Esq., Geo, W Harper, of Hinds, was appointed Secietary. The object of the meeting was fully explained by Dr. M. W. Phillips, to be for the orgoniza tion of a -State Agricultural Society. On motion, the Chair appointed the following gentlemen as a committee to report to the meet ing a Constitution for the organization of such a society, and also suitable officers for the same for the current year: Dr. Philips, of Hinds; Hon. Mr. Johnson, ol Yazoo ; Hon. Mr Reeves, of Tisbemingo; Hon Mr Chamberlin, of Adams; Geo Fearn, Esq , of the city of Jackson. After a short absence from the Hall, the com mittee returned, and, through Dr. Phillips, re ported the following : CONSTITUTION Of the State Agricultural Society of Mississippi- Article 1. This society shall be styled, "The Mississippi State Agricultural Society, and shall have, for its object the improvement of Agricul ture, Horticulture, Live Stock, and general do mestic economy, and Mechanical Industry. Art. 2. The Society shall consist of such citi zens of the State as may agree to become mem bers thereof, and will pay five dollars annually ; also honorary and corresponding members. The President of county and district societies, and two delegates from each, shall be ex officio mem hers. Art. 3. The officers of this Society shall be a President, 10 Vice Presidents, a Recording Secre tary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, and Executive Committee, to consist of the officers above named, and seven others members of whom five members shall constitute a quorum, and a general committee to consist of two members residing in each county in the State. The payment of &20 or more shall constitute a life member and will exempt from annual con tributions. Art. 4, The President shall preside at all meetings of this Society when present, or if ab sent, or from inability a Vice-President shall preside, taking rank by seniority as elected. The Recording Secretary shall keep the minutes and record the proceedings of this Society, The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the corre spondence in furthering the objects of the socie ty, and the better to enable him to do so, shall be Secretary of the Executive Board, and keep a due record of all his labors, and report the same to each meeting of the board thereafter. The Treasurer shall keep the funds of the society, and pay them out by order of the society, signed by the presiding officer, and countersigned by the secretary, and shall make a report of all re ceipts and disbursements of the society at each annual meeting- He shall have in keeping all property belonging to the society, subject to the control of the same. The executive Boarp shall take charge of all seeds, plants, books, models or other articles of the society, and shall preserve, or distribute them as they may deem necessary to promote the objects of the society. The General Committee shall be charged with the general interests of the society in the coun ties where they respectively reside ; and will const it use a medium of communication be tween the executive committee and the remote members of the society. Art. 5. There shall be an annual meeting of the society in the Capital of the State on the 3d Wednesday of Jan., at which time all the officers of the society shall be elected by a majority of the votes present, and said offices until others be elected. Extra meetings of the Society may be called by the executive committee. Fifteen members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. Aet. 6. The executive committee ma v make such by-laws as may be necessary to "further them in the discharge the objects of the society in holding Fairs, &c, 6cc. Said committee shall have power to fill up all vacancies in board, or otherwise, whether caused bo death, removal, or otherwise. Anr. 7. This Constitution mav tie altered or amended by a vote of two thirds of the members attending aey annual meeting. On motion of Geo. W. Harper, the report was received and agreed to; and, on motion of Mr. Johnston, of Yazoo., the Constitution was unanimously adopted. The committee then reported the following list of officers for the current year : Wm. McWillle, President. VICB-PRKSIOENT B. L. C Wailes, Adums ; E. T. Montgomery, Madison, W. R. Cannon, Oktibbeha; Jacob Thomson, Lafayette ; H. W. Vick, Warren : J. S. Yerger. Washington, J. M. Hands, Clarke, C L.Thomas, Marshall, T. P. Stubbs, Sr. Tippah Recording Secretaky. Richard Griffith. CoiiRESPONDiNc, Skcuktary M. W. Phillips Treasurer F. S. Hunt. Executive Committee S. C. Farrar, Hinds; J. B. Peyton, N. M. Taylor, Robert Shot well, Hinds; Benjamin Ricks. Madison; John Heb ron, Warren ; John Robinson, Madison. On motion of G. Fearn, the officers reported by the committee, were declared unanimously elee'd. No other business presenting itself, it Was or dered that the proceedings of the meeting be pub lished in the Missiseippian and Flag, and that the papers of the State, generally, be requested to copy. It was further ordered that the meeting ad journ to meet again in this city, at such time in the mtnth of April next, as the corresponding Secretary may give notice. RICHARD GRIFFITH, ch'n. Georc.e W. Harper, Secretary. Mississippi Legislature. SENATE. Friday, January 27, 185-4. Mr. Ellett from a select committee, reported a bill for the incorporation of tne Port Gibson Collegiate Institute passed. Mr. Ellett introduced a resolution instructing the Judiciary committee to enquire into the ex nediencv of amending the laws relative to the Probate Court adopted. Mr. McWillie introduced a bill to amend an act incorporating the town oi Canton passed Mr. Ramsey called up the message of the Governor, of yesterday, and introduced a bill in pursuance of the recommendation thereof, to a give the title to a tract of land at Pascagoula fora military asylum referred to a select com mittee of three. MEMPHIS CHARLESTON RAIL-ROAD. The Senate then proceeded to the considera tion of the order of the day, the bill granting the right of way to the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. The amendment offered by Mr. West requir ing the company to subscribe $125,000 of stock in the Central Railroad, was rejected as follows : Ayes. President, Arthur, Berry Greer, Hem ingway, Johnson, Koger, McWillie, Pegues, Ramsey, Steele, West and Webb 13. Nays. Adams, Alcorn, Acker, Allen, Beene, Banks, Cjbb, Drane, Ellett, Graves, Hough. Helm, Oliver, Reynolds 14. Mr. Reynolds then introduced two additional sections by way of amendment, which were adopted : the first, providing that the road shall transport the loaded cars of other roads which may intersect it, withbut charging more than their own tariff of tolls for transportation in their own cars. The second providing that citizens of Missis sippi, who have subscribed stock in said road, may have the privilege ot transferring their stock to the Mississippi Central Railroad, or withdrawing the same. Also, an amendment requiring said company to pay on the demand of the Commissioners all sums paid for former surveys by the citizens of Marshall, Tippah, and Tishemingo counties adopted. NEW ORLEANS RAILROAD. On motion by Mr. Adams, the Senate took up the bill to aid in the constrution of the New Or leans Jackson and the great Northern Railroad. Mr. Oliver moved an amendment to include me "lUississippi ana ienness-e ltaiiroaci, in the distribution of the Internal Improvemen1 Fund. The debate was continued, and Mr. Alcorn offered a further amendment, pending the discus sion of which the subject was postponed till to morrow. Saturday, Jan. 28. Mr. Oliver introduced a resolution instruct ing the Attorney General to demand of the Trus tees of Jefferson College the amount loaned by the State to that Institution, and in case of re fusal to commence suit for the amount adop ted. V Mr. West-introduced a bill to amend the act incorporating the Mississippi Central Railroad -200 copies ordered printed, and made the order for Tuesday, 31st inst. Mr. Drane introduced a bill to amend an act for the reclamation of the swamp and overflow ed lands and the improvement of the navigation of certain rivers. The President submitted a report from the Secretary of State relative to the last census for appointment ordered printed. Also, a report of the condition of the swamp and overflowed lands ordered printed. Also, a report as to the condition of the 500,- 000 acres of land donated to the State for inter nal improvements -ordered printed. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Friday Mobnikg, Jan. 27, '54. Mr. Hamer offered a resolution which was adopted, request ing the Secretary of State to furnish the House with a statement showing what amount of the Chickasaw School land and Internal Improve ment land has been disposed of according to law, and also what amount of said lands are subject to entry and in what counties located. ' 111 m , 1 111 . Mr. Mitchell gave notice that lie would intro duced a bill to change the mode of praciice in cases of foreign attachments in chancery ; also to protect the estates of persons sentenced to the penitentiary fora term less than life. Mr. Dickens gave notice that on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, he would introduce a bill to distribute the Internal Improvement Fund. Mr. Gordon, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred the bill to increase the sa laries of certain officers, reported the same with an amendment. Mr. Gordon, moved that the report be receiv ed and agreed to. The report was received. And pending the question on agreement, Mr. Sharp offered the following amendment to the re port by the judiciary committee : Amend by striking out all after the word, "and"' and insert instead thereof, a bill to be entitled 'an act to increase the salary of the Attorney General of the State." Pending the amendment, on m tion of Mr Hindmin, the further consideration of the sub ject was postponed till Monday next. Mr. Monett introduced a bill to reaulate the practice in actions of ejectment in this Stale. Referred to the judiciary committee. The House resumed the consideration of the unfinished business, pending the adjournment on yesterday, to-wit: The substitute offered by Mr- Chandler as an amendment to his original resolution in relation to the Union Bank Bonds. The question being upon the amendment of fered by Mr. Starke, to-wit : "And said committee shall also report a plan by the adoption of which the speedy payment of the Planter's Bank Bonds may be secured, said bonds being hereby declared valid and binding on the State of Mississippi." The question was debated by Messrs. Chand ler, Starke and Anderson. Then, on motion, the House adjourned. Saturday, Jan. 28. Mr. Burt, from a select committee, to whom was referred a bill for the relief of the people of the State, and also in relation to attorneys and counsellors at law, heretofore introduced by Mr. Porter, made a report thereon, which was recei -ed. and the whole subject made the order for Monday evening next at 7 o'clock, in committe e of the whole. Mr. Rrgan called up the Senate bill to incor porate the Port Gibson Collegiate Institute, which was passed. On further motion by Mr. Regan, the Senate bill to regulate the term of the Southern Vice Chancery Court, and the first Circuit Court Ju dicial District, was taken up and road first and second time, and referred to Judiciary Commitee. Mr. Monett introduced a bill to grant io cer tain counties. Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Green, Perry, Marion, and Lawrence,) the swamp and overflowed lauds. Read second time, and ordered to be printed. On motion by Mr. Anderson, the bill to amend the charter of the city of Jackson, was taken up and read, and referred to Judiciary Committee. A message was received from the Governor, that hd had approved and signed the following bills. To amend an act in relation to J Gtli sec tions and common schools in Issaquena. For the benefit of lGth sections in the county of N jxubee. Also returning to the House, with his objections, the bill "to re-establish the fees of certain officers, so far as relates to Adams county."' The Governor states that the bill, as passed, although doubtless intended as special for Ad ams county, in its first clause, repeals entiiely the act of Fbr'y, 1811, "to reduce the fees of cer tain officers," which is now the general law of the State; excepMngas to a few counties exempt ed from its provisions. For this reason, and tlie general objecti n to special legislation, the Governor returns the bill. Mr. Henley introduced a bill to grant to the Biloxi Bay and Bay St. Louis canal company certain lands referred to committee on internal improvements. Tribute of Ucspect. At an adjourned meeting of the Yazoo Bar Association, held at the Court House in Yazoo City, on the 4th day of February, 1854, the fol lowing report from the Committee appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting upon the death of Frederick W. Quack enboss, was offered and adopted : Whereas, it has pleased an All-wise God to remove from our midst our late associate F. W. Quackenboss, Esq., who fell a victim to the re cent epidemic We, friends and brothers in the profession of the lamented deceased, desire to render a suitable tribute to his memory and add our feeble testimony to his almost unparalleled virtues. Mr. Quackenboss was a native of the Slate of New York, and by no means a degenerate scion ot a noble stock. He graduated at Union College ot that State and soon thereafter remov ed to the State of Mississippi to practice his profession, of which he was a highly respected member up to the time of his death. His mind combined in a rare degree all of the qualities which constitute an intellect of a high order. As a speaker he was fluent and often graceful., and his delivery was distinguished by an ear nestness, which was indeed a part of his whole nature. His flashing eye and the energy of his manner impressed all who heard him, in public and in private, with his deep, heartfelt convic tion of what he said. But what shall we say of his many virtues. What can we say that will be adequate to heighten the public sense of their beauty? Shall we speak of thai great moral firm ness, which looked to his own conscience for its reward and would have scorned to buy a world by the sacrifice of one iota of his duty Shall we name that kindliness of feeling which irresis tibly attracted all earth in its sphere? or that devotion to bis friends, which only ceased to throb with the last pulsation of his heart ? Alas ! what boots it to speak of his virtues ? He is gone. He is lost forever to his friends and his country. But we are not left to mourn in vain ; his example still remains for our gui dance, and his virtues still li vefor our imitation Death has struck a blow which went home to the hearts of all who enjoyed the advantage of his acquaintance and friendship; for all feel l, i li in man ii in 1 1 ii in -- 'TWiti that an honest Counsellor and a true hearted pat riot has been taken from amongst us. We may hive lost wen whom seme thought abler, but none in the1 jmrity of whose virtue there was more universal confidence. Our hearts still gush with love for his virtue and we reedeY this expression of our sensibility to gratify our own feelings and not with the vain hope of adorning the sepulchre of our departed friend. " Now is the atately colaunn broke, The beacon light ia quenched in saook, Tho trumpet 'a ailver sound la still, The warder silent on the MIL" 1. Resolved, That we sincerely deplore hif loss as a man and brother lawyer. . Resolved, That we tender to his surviving family and relatives our heartfelt symathirs. 3. Resolved, That the members of the Yawn Bar wear the usual badge of mourning for thir ty diys. 4. Resolved, That E. C. Wilkinson, N. G. Nye and Q.. D. Gibbs be appointed a committee to confer with the family of the deceased, for the selection of a suitable minister of the Go -pel to preach his funeral sermon, and that public notice of the time and place thereof be given, and that this flir Association as a bodv attend. ft. Resolved, That Dan'l Jones, Hon. S. S. Wrightand Wm. E. Pugh be apointeda com mittee to have erected over the grave t Freder ick W. Quackenboes a marble slab wilh appro priate inscri ption thereon, and ihat the mem Deis of this Association will contribute a sum sufficient therefor. C. Resolved, That the Court be requested to cause the clerk of the Circuit Court of Yazoo county to spread the pro-eedings of this meet ing on the minutes of said Court. 7. Resolved. That the Yazoo City, Vicksburg, Natchez and New York papers be requested to publish the pioceedings of tlris meeting. R. BOWMAN, Secretary Y. B. A. American Chivalry Abroad. The statement that our minister to Spain and his son had both challenged and fought duels the one wilh a Spanish grandee, and the othr wilh the ambassador of France is undoubted ly correct. Young Soule, however, fought the French ambassador and wounded him in the knee ; but the wound was not dangerous. It is explicit)' stated that there was nothing political in tlie quarrel, it having risen in the manner at first stated. We presume our government will not partic ularly interfere in the affair. It is well enough that the Spanish nobility should have a little touch of American quality, and especially it is well that one of its sprouts should lie chastised for rudeness towards an American lady. Young Smiles mollier was spoken of slightingly, and the offender not only received a personal insult at the moment, but got a shot in his knee subse qiienlly. They are beginning to find out on the other side that Americans are consideradle pump kins. All right. Detroit Free Press. DIED. At his residence in this city, alter a protracted LUuess, Mr. N. W. Ei.i.ts. The de ceased was a native of South Carolina, but for many years had resided in this place. He was a good citizen a man of fine business qualities, and was successful as a merchant. He left ma ny friends to lament his untimely death, and a a young and beautiful wife to mourn bis loss. a i v i:rtisi: wknts:. LAW CARD. JOHN W . WOOD of Lci.tlon, Mississippi, WILL regularly attend the Circuit Court of Yazoo Countv. February 15, 1854-1?. To Tax Payers. Y Virtue of an Act of the Legislator of AJtbc Slate of Mississippi, untitled an " Act for the relief of Yazoo countv." annroved January 17th, 1854 Notice rs hereby riven wm meet me J ax 1 ayers ot this county at their respective precincts, for the purpose of Assessing and Vollectinn the State. Countv. Special and School Taxes levied for the year ISM, on the following days, to-wit : At Yazoo City Box On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 2d, 3rd & 4lh days of March next. At Greer's Box On Monday and Tuetday. the Clh and 7th days of March next. At Vea.son's Box On Wednesday and Thorp- day the 8th and 0th days of March next. At Dover Box On Friday and Saturday the lOih and 11th davs of March next. At Phanix Box On Monday and Tuesday the 13th and 14th days of Mr rch next. .4 Satartia Box On Wednesday .Thursday and Friday, the lfnh. I6tb & 17th days March next. At Alton's Box On Monday and Tuesday the 20th and 21st days ot March next. At Benton Box On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the 22d, 23rd, and 24th days of March next. At Silver Creek Box On Wednesday & Thurs day the 20th & 30th days of March next. The particular attention of Tax Payers is called to the following Section of Umj above mentioned Act, to-wit: Sect. 3. Be it further enacted dial it shall be, and is hereby inada tlie duty of all and every person liable to taxation in said county, to make out and deliver to said Sheriff, on or be fore the fiwt day of April next, a full and cor rect list under oath, (which cath the said Sher iff, or any Justice of tlie Peace of the State, ia hereby authorized te administer) of all his, her or their taxable property, and for failing to de liver said list as hereby required, each person so offending, shall be liable to an additional tax of twenty -five per centum on the whole amount ef his, her or their taxes, to be collec ted by said Sheriff in the manner now prescri- M. A. JENKINS, Shff. and Ex-OfT. Tax Collector Of Ypzoo county, By J. T. Russell, Jr., D.S. Yazoo City, February 8, 1854-l3-3t. Selling Off at Cost. ON account of the death of N. WEJSs;, I will, as surviving oarlnet Irf ik.' firm of Ellis & Powell, sell our larp Rrm h nt Dry Goods, Clothine, &c. at Coat M.h Country dealers aud others wishing to buy would do well to call and examine out stork It r-r. in sists of everything in the Dry Goods line. A large assortment ot Uothing, Hats. Boots, Shoes &c. Come one, come all ! Now th a,i iuue vv mjj ccj tuiug you wi&n, cneap : J u .v.: i ' tihO. M. POWELL februaiy , ISD4, II 3t.