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FRIDAY KORNIXG, - - - - DfiC. 21.
MOOlllS & KELLT, Publishers.
Four hundred and three vessels
sre laid up at Chicago.
The mail lias been robbed between
Now Tork and St. Albans, Vt. .
A anow aix inches deep ia reported
at Lynchburg and other points in
Virginia. v
A Montreal dispatch says that two
British gunboats have been ordered
from Quebec to act as a convoy to the
Cunard steamers.
: The London Timas publishes a tel
egram from Berlin, which says that
the Tcpe ha been officially invited to
risit the United States. The same dis
patch also snys that Maximilian is a
In the prosecution of the United
States claims before the French Court
tho United States was required to de
posit 150,000 francs as security for costs
if ho should lose the suit.
Roberta, of the Fenian .Brother
hood, sent 8200 to Bishop Lynch, for
the relief of the Fenian prisoners at
Toronto, but it was returned by the
Bishop, who doclinod to have anything
to do with it.
. A Canada paper says that Surratt
has always maintained that his plan
was to carry off Lincoln to Richmond,
and hold him as a hostago for Southern
prisonors, and that Davis knew noth
ing of Booth's intention to commitmur
dor,c. Rich specimens of gold bearing
material are reported from the new
mines in Canada. Tho first specimens
were discovered twenty foot below the
surface. The crown inspector thinks
the drifts run through several town
ships. Three thousand persons visited
the mining regions within a mouth.
Tho detectivesare after contraband
distilleries in New York, and stuff
facetiously termed whisky, made in a
thirty-six hour process. There is said
to be a panic among the delinquent
manufacturers, and a consequent inac
tivity in trade. Twonty-five distillones
have been seized.
The New York Herald's Wash
ington correspondent says that Col.
Stover, who has just returned from
Salt Lake City, reports that many out
rages are being perpetrated on Gentiles
by the . Mormons. Brighara Young
had sworn vengeance, and his fol-'
lowers were nealous in carrying out'
his wishes. !
Tho Surgeon General of the Con
federate army is said to have receivod
his pardon.
Tho Canadian Government in
tends placing a military force near St.
Albans, on account of the military
preparations being made by the Rob
erts wing of Fenians. Large quanti
ties of military stores arrived at Mon
treal on Sunday, by the Grand Trunk
Railroad from Quebec.
The South Carolina House of Rep
resentatives has indefinitely postponed
tho resolutions expressing sympathy
. with Davis. The Legislature has adopt
ed resolutions accepting the Agricul
tural College grant, and appropriating
it to the State University. Committees
on the Constitutional Amendment and
National Convention report against the
Utter, thinking South Carolina's opin
ion would accomplish no good, and
each a course would be undignified.
Correspondence recoived at San
Francisco from Sonora, Mexico, repre
sents matters there as in a very unsat
isfactory condition. Martinet one of
the Liberals, had practiced severe ex
tortious upon the inhabitants; the Indians
were troublesome, and the eld
Mexican tariff, substituted in the place
of the Imperial one, was oppressive.
The Americans complain that the
Liberal commander does not favor their
interests, and they cull for the protec
tion of n American war vessel.
How to Advertise.
Horace Greeley, in a late letter on
advertising, made the following sensr
bl suggestion:
"Some men who know enough
advertise are yet so narrow-minded
to confine their advertisements to jour
nals oi Their own creed and party.
they do not chosse to trade with any
ut men of like faith this is wise, but
they deairt the whnW pnbJta for C'tsto
were it i ntwise."
Weekly Political Review of the
Rump Congress.
The Rump Congress, the past week,
did not to much worthy of. making a
special record of, or reference to, but it
nevertheless did something to entitle
it to that distinction.
It passed a. bill making negroes in
the District of Columbia -oter. The
first section of the bill provides: . .
' That from and after the . passage of
this act, each and every male person,
excepting paupers and persons under
guardianship, of the age of tweetyone
years and upward, who has not been
convicted of any infamous crime or of
fense, and excepting persons who may
have voluntarily given aid and comfort
to the rebels in the late rebellion, and
who is a citizen of the United States,
and who shall have resided in the said
District for the perion ofone year and
in the precinct where he Bhalf offer to
vote three months previoustoany elec
tion therein, shall be entitled to the
elective franchise, and shall be deemed
an elector and entitled to vote at any
election in said District, without any
distinction on. account of color or
race." ...
The other sections of the bill merely
provide for the cgirtralion of voters,
and Impose penalities for interfering
with voters, or bribing voters, or ac
cepting bribes by voters.
An effort was madejto mako suffrago
depend upon a certain degree of intel
ligence such as being able to read and
writo but it was unsuccessful. . An
effort was also made to include females
among the enfranchised; but the Rad
icals voted tho proposition down.
Mr. Sumner gavo tho reason for the
passage of this bill against this protest
of an overwhelming majority of the
bona fido residents of the District. Said
he: ''Wo need tho votes of the Blacks"
"We need the the example, which the
people will follow through the rest of
the country." He virtually admitted
that unlets the Radicals get the votes
of tho negros they must go down.
The next notable feature of last week'1'
Congressionol proceedings was the in
troduction by Thad. Stevens of a bill
for organizing a new government in
tho "istrict compromising the former
State of North Carolina. It provides
for a convention of 120 members, to
meet at Raleigh, on the 20th of May
next, to make a constitution and frnrue
and set up a new government. Tho
delegates aro to be elected by voters
having tho following qualifications:
Skc. 2. That in tho election of
delegates to said convention, there
shall bo allowed to vote all male resi
dent citizens of toe district formerly
comprising the State of North Carolinu,
of twenty one years of age, without
distinction of race or color, who can
read and write, or may own in fee real
estate of the assessed value of $100 or
more: provided, that no one who has
heretofore exorcised the right of suf
frago in said district Khali be disquali
fied from voting m said election.
The delegates must be "loyal," and,
as evidence of which, they must take a
prescribed oath a test oath. The
United States Marshal must appoint
inspectors and judges of election, and
the President of the United States is
required to employ the military so as
to euforco the prompt and efficient ex
ecution of the law, and to preserve the
Yates, of Illinois, introduced into the
the Senate a bill requiring the adver
tising of the ratification of a Constitu
tional nm end met to be done hereafter
by the President of the Senato and
Speaker of the House, in a joint certi
ficate, instead of by the Secretary of
State as at present. This bill is the
initial step toward declaring that three
fourths of the "loyal" States alone are
sufficient for the ratification' of an
amendment. !
Julian,of Indiana, introduced a bill to
Territorialize the Southern Slates, and
to provide lor their eovernment as
There were various measures intro
duced, beside the above, looking to a
reconstruction of the Southern States
but the foregoing are the muin ones.
Cin.Enq. "'.''
[From the Rochester Union.]
"Despotism of a Minority."
Wo yesterday inado brief reference
to the extra constitutional machinery
of tho Legislative caucus, by which
minority of tho Congress is enabled to
control the legislation of tho country.
ThcSpringfield (Massachusetts) Repub
lican, a Republican journal, has the
following article on the same subject:
No Congress ever hud more impor
taut duties or graver responsibilities
than this Congress at its present sos
sion.Ituust necessarrily determine the
principles ufion which tho Union is
be restored, and the policy which is
affect all the great ' interests .of the
country for years to com., It ean not
postpone these matters to : the next
Congress, for they press for immediate
recision. At the same time they re
quire wiso statesmanship, and tutt not
be properly decided without calm de
liberation and thorough discussion. , It
is because of these considerations that
the haste and excitement which have
marked the opening of the session have
made a painful impression upca tbe
country, i Congress Is ih theory a de
liberative body; it should o so in fact.
The new mode of determination of Im
portant measures by party caucus, and
then passfng them through Congress
under the gag of the provious question
thus not only cutting off debate, but
placing members under the necessity
of either vbiting for measures about
which they are in doubt, or which they
think should be modified, or of break
ing with their party ,cnn hardly be dig
nified withithe name of legislation. - It
is not Congcrss in this case that' legis
lates, but the caucus, or, to go back to
the true origin, it Is the little private
cabel which bus fixed things for the
caucus, and determined its action in
advance.' " :'
Under sttoli an arrangement She
Government is really wielded by an oli
garchy, and is a caricature of Republic
canism.: It can not be denied that
such is the present tendency, and that
we are rapidly approaching tho thing
itself. A majority may sometimes, be
unjust and despotic, but legislation by
caucus establishes tho despotism of
a minority. It is obvious that tiader
this syctein measures may bo carried
against the convictions of a majority of
Congress. A bare majority of the
members of the domioat party voto for
n measuro in caucus;, tho minority
agree with the opposition members as
to this particular measure, and if they
voted according to ' their individual
jodgeinent tho measure would bo de
feated; but bound by the decision of the
caucus, they vote against their convic
tions. In Congrcs, were the dominant
party hns but a bare majority, nnder
this caucus rule a nsuro may past
which r early throo fourths of the mem
bers disapprove. It is true that in so
close a division of parties in Congrcs?
the caucus may bo useful and proper
for the construction of opinion and
purpose, provided it does not attempt
to bond the judgement and conscience
of members. But in the piossnt Con
gress the Republicans are so , strong
that there is no excuse for any degree
of intolerance If they tun not carry
a measuro without the stress of caucus
despotism, it is pretty good evidence
that tho measure is not lit to bo adop
ted. . .
Passage of the Negro Suffrage
Bill for the District of Columbia.
About the first act of the body call
ing itself tho United States Senate, is
to pass the bill laid over nt the laut
sosi6n, providing for negro suffrago
in the District of Columbia. It is, uni-
vni'Hiil in its nrovisiens. and lets in toth
ballot-box the whole male negro popn-1
JUtii'll vci i n vil - Olio junin fi
This measure . was submitted ; to the
people of the District, and was almost
unanimously rejected by them, last
winter. Nevertheless, Congress, which
has the governing power in the Dis
trict, puts it upon them. It disrespects
their expressed will. If the members
were govered by any correct principles
of justice, ' or regarded their posi
tion toward tho District they coining
from other States would have had tho
magnanimity to refrain from passing a
measure against the voice of those who
were their Constitutional constituents
but who! had no.vote jn their election.
But such a conclave as that at Wash
ington, in the pursuit of a party scheme
-does not allow itself to be troubled by
such a consideration as that the people
for whom they act,- and with whom
they live, do not desire n particular
measure. They are an imperial powerl
above allofhor agencies, and) they in
tend the world shall know it.
Mostoftheso members coine from
States that do not allow negro suffrage
at homo, but this docs not at all retard
them from putting it upon others who
are subject to their power. A most de
lightful instance of generosity.
Before tho late election we were told
bv the Radicals that tho question of
negro suffrage was not an issue in it.
They made thousands of unsophistica
ted persons bo believe. As soon a sue.
cess crowned them, they turn round
and tell us in Congress, that the peo
ple have decreed this treasure. Iu
other words, they falsify their pledges
and promises. This and otherkindred
measures' pending in the Congressional
Rump, disclose the true nature' of the
designs aimed at, and in that respect
will be valuable, as cutting off, in the
future, all dodg-in? and equivoction op
on them-. They will simplify the issue
and make it so. plain and direct that
all ca understand it Cincinnati
Capture and Escape of a Young
Capture and Escape of a Young Lady From the Comanche Indians--
A Thrilling Narrative.
The Leavenworth' Bulletin gives an
account Of the Cantura and uoant nl
Miss Sarah Jane Luster from the Com--anche
Indians, which possesses much
interest. She was living in Texas,
wan a JAtnuy, named, jiabb. ( .Some
months ago; during the absanceof Mr.
Babb, a band of No-con -ah Cotflanches
i tiiit to the house. They were invited
in by the children of Mrs. -Babb,- but
refusOTl until satisfied that'' there -was
no men about the premises. Then they
went in and attempted to carry off one
the children. . Mrs. Babb, inspired by
a mother's love for her children, rcsis
cd, and clung to her child with des
peration; whereupon, one of tho sav
ages went behind, seized her by the
hair, drew her back and cut her
This horrid deed was commited un
der the eye of Miss Luster, who had
taken refuge In the upper part of the
cnbin, and so shocked her ns to Cause
a groan ofagong, thus leading to the
discovery of her presence She was
immediately captured, (leavingasleep
ing babe in the cabin), and taken tu
the Indian camp.
Miss Luster formed the heroic pur
pose of immediato escape from the hor
rors of her csptivity. Bhe soon discov
ered a horse of great speed, kept for
running purposes by the Indians, and
conceived a plan tomount it, and leave
in a direction from which the Indians
had brought green corn, from a six
days absence; thus showing a settle
ment within three days', ride. Iler
preparations all complete, she whs
frustrated by the barking of dogs, and
was compellod to retire to her lodge
The second effort was inado during n
stormy night, that drove both savages
and dogs within doors. She could not
take both the children, but the eldest
n boy. mounted the horse and left.
The first day: and night exhausted
the strength of the boy, and he was
left to find his way back, or .perish up
on the road ! After three days and
nights of continuous riding, she, bo
coining completely prostrated with f:i
tiguc and anxiety, tied tho horse by a
luriet to her bpdy, and laid down to
rest; sho fell a sfeop, to awake a captive
onco more to the Indian; this time to
the Kiowas.- Sho was taken to the
campof her new captors, only toreorgnn
nizo hir plans of escape, preferring
death in un effort for . liberty, rather
life in her horrid captivity,
Once more she escaped with her
chosen steed; and after days of weary
travel and nights of sleepless anxiety,
reached tho Santa Fe road, sixty miles
east of Cow Creek, Colonnl Leaven
worthVheud quarters. . . ,
Her escape was immediately repor
ted by tho Kiowas to the Colonel, and
at the samo time, by a white man, who
had seen her at the ranche.
Colonel Leavenworth immediately
sent an escort, bringing her to Coun
cil Grave.
Miss Luster, together with another
liberated captive named Join.' Charles
Fremont IlouHton',:ireat Council Grove
now. . ... -j
Tho latter was captured by u small
band of Tan-a-gway Comanches,or liver-caters,
and was rescued from them
by Tnb-a-nam-a c;i, head cheat' of one
of the Yain-por-ro-ker, or root-caters,
and dclivcrod by him to Colonel Leav
enworth, from ..whom wo learn that
both of these escaped captives are en
V""te to thi eity, and will bo at ' the
The Rev. Ifr. Bowers, whq has been
several years in Western Africa, gives
the following account of Liberia, apd
which he saw there: ;
As the Ropublic of Liberia, civilly
and socially, is a miniature picture of
the the United States, so it . is religi
ously. I found myself in tho midst of
tho several dunomiuutions, among thoso
who acted toward md as n old friend
and acquaintance, just returning home
whoso fraternal and unristian inter
course was of the most plaasunt charac
ter. Under the auspices and aid of
the soverul denominations ct our coun
try, education receives a good share of
attention and patronage. , It will suffice
to say that so far as' tho soil concerns
tha emigrant be will have in point of
fertility the equal of nny'of our river
bottoms. ' Eight or ten miles up the
St. Paul I saw sugar-cane on the place
of a Mr. Young, matured from eight to
ten joints, and still in a thriving con
dition." This farmer, I think, raised
his own surgar, corn, sugar-cane, yams,
potatoes, rice, peas, arrow-root coffee;
besideswhiclicessada, bananas, plan tains
oranges, "sour soup, with many other
tropical fruits, may be successfully and
profitably grown by an industrious
farmer. Coffee of a very superior fla
vor, equal to the Java or Laguayra,
thrives well. On the St. John's Itivcr
at Baxley, in Basis County, I saw one
or two thousand orchards. It seemed
to me the cultivation of tho coffee-tree
would furnish a most delightful avoca
tion. The climate of Africa is tho foe
of the white man. Tho experiment
has been made tepeately to liisdiscom-
fiture,' as if by the finger of Provideuce
to point out tho means by which that
benighted inna may ue mvea irom ine
culf of darkness and despair. Africa
is emphatically the home of the black
man. There the millfons of this coun
try will finally rest from servitude,
bearing back to their own race whence
thev came the civilization and religion
which has blessed them here, and will
bless and elevate ufilliona of their pro-
SUrrne taxable property of new
Orleans i now fullv 1 200.000,000.
1 jm'i ' 3 f-VrTTTw:m si" W" rir iT?iTSi JfUvm
. . . ..! , ;.'.:.:ry:-'''L:
CEXTER ST., Near Steamboat Wharf,
X. II inTZi:i,I . . Proprietor.
Tliin V ti linn Jut bfn lefiiininhoil mid flttei!
up In the bet t)le,nd cteijr -Bnrl will be mml
to ic-'i onmi'Hlutp the trtiteliiiif puliiic.
.M'loniiclsvllle and Zancsvllle
V A C K K T .
Tht n ptMngr ttnir
DAVls, . . fH?u MORGAN,
1 T
Wir.r, lkavb
errrr mornin. Rundur xi tpted, it linlr
ral Bft o'clitrk, arrning at Znf ills at 1 1 A. M.
ltctui iiing, will Itivt Znnill t 2 I'.U. Per
iinn buiriiig Liiinlnca to traanact In ZhitI1I i ii,
by tlii boat.iro and rttuia tlia aanieday.tliereb
itcK a graat deal of tlma and expenaa. . nol
siikuii r kali:.
Paul k Porter 1
in M. llm niT t-t. al. til
TOTIi;K UlieiebyRlTeii
I thut till) tilnUmiiiiicd.
Jnliii M. Hnincr i-t. . HlieriU' of the County nf.
M"i(Titi. will, uy irtuc of an exerulln la-unl ly
tlia Cumt of t'oinninn I'lvna uf aiild county In furur
uf Du vln and furtrr imd iiKInt John M. Ilorncr
rt. al.. and tohlni directed, ai in o'cli. A.M., mi
the day uf January, A. 1). xiil, u tho Davi
and Hn;trr faim, in M.illa township, In Hal.l iiiiin
ty.o.Tir lur al, af public auvtinn, the folhiwiu
good and clmltln to wi: 'our aiackitnf hy,
HupuoaH to b eivht tn:uiie ci lb of cnrn.uppoi'd
to he inru hundrtd tiunli.-i ; taken on aitid txi-cii;
lion im the prnK)ity of aiitd jiihu M. Homeret. al.
Duicd thin iltl day of Dciemhor, A. I. laiiG.
dce'.'l-i ' J. C. ML'IIDL'CK, Hhe:iir.
Administrator's Sale
of Real
IN iiiiriianra of an ordrr of tlie Pi (-lute
I of Morgan conn r, Ohio, I will offer for aula, at
public, auction, ou r-aturday,llie tweuty ninth (!')
of Ht'i'einber, A. U, 1 6H(1 , al ten (Id) o'clock A. M ,
upon the premiaet, th following de.cribed real
eatale, allmated in the county of Moigan and
hut or Ohio, to wit: being the) cam huff of tha
aouthweit quarter of rectinu luirty-oiie (31), town
hip tuvtn (7), t:uxe ten (III), except tliirteeu (I?)
arciea aold oil ilia noun of xid half aecliou, now
owned by alter alaatiiiK, tlio balani t contain
IttfC e'.xty-eeveu (67) aurei mora or Iran; apprained
at thirteen Imndiea and (orty dollara ((L.34U);
aid tale to be aul jert to wldow'a doweaj and up in
tha loliowlng ternia. to wit: Una-third lu band;
oue-tlind iu oue year; renidne in two ynaia Irom
from tht day of aule; defened payment to hair
imereal from day of aule, and to' bo aecured by
mortgage on taij prtuii.e..
JOHN C. KOU11, ,
Aduilnlatiutor of tha rutiite of
Bol 1 . William Hkt, drtsraaed.
' IVotlee In Atlaclunent.
John W. Uoraeiuan, ) TKl-OKE Jume. M.
r. V 1 Uayloid, J. 1'.,
The Uulon Land Company.) tlorKau Tnwnihip,
Moignu County, Ohm. tin the 2tilh day of Noveui
iter, A l. l-tiU. aaid Juatica ia.iut-d an order of
HtlacliuieDt In the abore action, lor the auin of
I'Jl 6t, aud the rum of lid 00, probable ctmti.
Older, leturtied aernr'l, aud chc cor.liuutd
until the 10th of Januury, 19U7.
John nonsicMAK, "
d7iw . . . - puiiitiir.
Jcob Mohler audJaiue.i Hill
OltK John
o. J lice of
Saiula. J na
il ik k Run I.nbrlc Oil Co.' 1 lice of thu l'.ue.
Ou tbe 3d duy uf December, lSiiO, aaid Juatke !
aued an ortli r ol aUncliuici l io the above action
for the hum ol 7B 'ill, and tltu aum of $60 proba
ble co.ita. berviue had and toutiui.ed until Jan
uary 14, 1S07, at 1 o'clock p.m.
. .: . . MOIIJ.EU 4 HILL,
decU 3w 1'lit iutiBVa
Wliiskeis and iMuslaciies
17OKCRr to grow upon tbe aninollieit face In
from three to Hra week by uaina; Dr. bK
rooat woodorlul diaoorery In modern aclence, act
ing upon tha Ueard and lUir In aualmual uiiracu
ioua manner. It Im been ud by the eliie of
Pari aud l.ondou with the nioatflaiieriiig euoceae.
Namea of all porchaaera will be ref(iturcd. and If
ei. tire eatlaUotloo la not given In every tnatanca,
the money will he cheerfully refunded. 1'rica by
null, aouled and poatpaid, l. locriptiva circa
Uraand textiinouiala mailed free. Adilrena UlCli-
IjKH, 'SHU'fT.4 & Co., Cheuiista, No. 285 Itivcr
iivet, TroT. Ji. V. 6ol agent for tha Unite
Hlalea. , Iio30 ew
( imiy mam r.K Ttwr.ns
ai 350411? JH33 nt3LB
. , : COFFEE,
. , TEA. ,
nA In f.ut aveivthlne that la ueually' keiittn
tiat-claaa Oonfaclioner, all of wlitcb wil) be ao!4
low (ut iali. ,
r Pattiea and famillea implied with CAKES
and CON UC'TIUNKUlKti on abort notice.
W Una alo a flrat-claaa .
Oyster Saloon
oancUl with onr tabliabment, where tbiaieet
For the Holidays.
1VK have replenished our stock, with"
especial reference to the HOLIDAYS,
and now present wU filled shelves of
Choice 13ooks,
F'ancy Goods,
Gold Ioiih, .
IXymii T5ookH,
3?liotograpliic -tVlbum's,
fcc, &c, fcc.
Each and all of which are well adapted
for presents for the Holidays. , ,
Our stock
of BOOKS is
large, and
Fine Illustrated Works, Superb
Gilt Iloobs. Cbolre Historical
and Poetical Works, tbe
Jlest Standard Lllera
ture.&c., In JUIeaaut
and Multstantlal .
Illndlnars. ..
Call and examine, buy, and by this
means make glad tho hearts of your
selves arid friends.
W A t H A I
i3ouniy ; jioiiiHy ;
SOLDI KR3, wiDOWS, tea., interestfd ia
tbe late law equaliilug bouutiei. are informed
thut tbe uuderaigued ia prepared to attend to that
kind of I uaineu with dupalch and tia leaaonabi
ternia. i , ...
WMnuTf riill.Iran ia tha Penta nf VnMiuri
who died io tervica of dieaeor wouadacontracted
oi received lu line of duty, will receive the tenia
amount aa would have bees paid the enldwr biat
aelf bad be aerved bia full terui of eulistmeul. .
J A 11 Ka M. UA YLUKL),
uj ; ' Claim Agent.
auau aw piturivu lr jmnr irwilJ nrrivui vm
btlity, Premature, and all tbe eftecta ol youthful ia
diacretton, will, forth take of aiifferlug humanity,
tud-free lo all who ueed it, tha receipt and dirac.
llona for making the aituple remedy by which ha
waa ored. Hufferera wiwlilag Io prefk by the ad
vertl: jr'a exprfi ience, can do ao by addrcaaing, i
perlett conlukce, JOHN H.uODKN.
i No. 41 Cedar at., Kew Jfoit.
alTIE underaiened has been appointed Adrtiin
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