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i'morr Paos.—The Post Office; Later from
Yucatan; Reports of the Secretary of the In
terior arid of the Navy; Items of News.
FOURTH Ps.ari. 7 --Tho City, &o.
This able dOcument is in type, but was una
voidably crowded out of this morning's issue.
It will appear to-morrow.
The reports of the heads of the various de
partments of the Government, accompanying
the President's Message, are full of important
suggestions. They show that the whole, of the
vast machinery of the Federal Government Is
actively at, Work, and forcibly impress the reader
with the vastness of the interests under Its direc
timi foal control. In vitae , of the important topics
prominently; brought before the attention of
the country; we cannot but regard the nest four
Yea, rs:* desttned to mark one of the roost Im
pertant eras in the lietor • of the ov: s .. 1 "
alrs; ; and the Seeretary of the Transiity treats
at length, and with_great ability, the questions
coming within the scope of his dopaitasent.
Among other, important suggestieria, he pro
poses to bring under the operation of- a com
pulsory bankrupt law banks and corporations.
It was 'said' of, the American army at Buena
Vista, that they were fairly whipped, over and
over again, by the Mexicans, bat they did not
know It, or at least acted as if they, ere unac
quainted with the fact. Their bravery and per
severance under adverse circumstances greatly.
redounded to' their honor and the 'glary of
American arms. We have, however, too many
cases of 'bulks and railroad companies being
bankrupt without appearing, to know it, and in
this condition they perform those extramdi
nab; 'Prodigies of tinanciering, which inflict
wide-spread and lasting injury and ruin upon
a too confiding public, and finally involve the
'Whole_ nation in terrible disasters. If a plan
. - be devised, -as suggested by Secretary
COBS, to protect the community from such ,
dingo* be productive 'of great public
benefits. Mr. Cove clearly points out the advan
tagetinti Wattling of tike Independent Treasury
system, argoommends the striking example it
pirnishes totheyavoilible consideratioti of the
State Govermainti of the Union-advises the
withdrawal of all . .notOM ander the denomina
tion- Of twenty ty!lks jifinl circulation—die
cusseslbet,iiritrina our national finances, and
makes a miniber of -valuable suggestions.
The'Sneretary of War, Mr. FLOYD, gives a
graphic ascription of the condition of the
important department over which he presides
with distinguished ability, and ably directs the
attention of Congress to its necessities. In
censeqiience of the threateniiig aspect of the
Mermen complication, and the never-ending
difficulties with the Indians, the duties of this
department are daily increasing in importance
and responsibility. For the first time in our
history, an armed rebellion of serious magni
tude, and in a remote and abnotit inaccessible
region, has been organized ;against the Re
public,- and great -exertions and heavy ex
penditures will he required to subdue it. ' On,
this:, question,
,However, we trust the , whole
Union will becordialltunited in strengthen
leg the arms of the Administration against
the peculiar and graceless traitors who have
trampled-upon the laws and defied the powers
of the National Government. The augges
lions of the Secretary, to provide for some
method by Which the American regular soldier,
*hen:really. meritorious, can rise from • the
ranks to the station of a commissioned officer,
Mod to make' prodotion in the higher grades
depend 'inori.merlf rather than seniority, will
strike a responsive chord in the public heart.
These great .reforms would do much to pro 7
mote the' efficteney of our Military organiza
tion, and they richly_deservo the attention of,
Congress,' The - great project,' ably advocated
by Mr. AtranauAs,,of. - a -Paoltic railroad, as
sisted by grants of land or money, being con
sidered constitutional In view of the war
making Paster, is also.. Considered by the Se
cretary of War, and the necessity of a speedy
empletion.Ol other military roads urged upon
The report of the Secretary of the Interior
vividly portrays the vastness of do public do
main--advedates an important change in our
Indian policy—and ably discusses a number
of important aubjects. WPAinblish it at length
this mnoridpg. 4, will amply repay an atten
tive perusal.'
We yesterday published an abstract of the
report of the rostniaster Giiteral, and
publish one of the. report of the Secretary of
the Navy., These documents also abound in
important information. and .praitical sug-.
No reader of",:these reports can fell' to be
deeply impressed4ith the vivid picture they
give lie ort,he'growing greatness 'Wenr cm:
try and theVaidnesS 'Otte interests: g c liOver
, exciting the Kansas question may become, we
trust itwill not be allowed to. divert Congress
diem - a:proper degree Of attention' to any of
ilie'other gr o at: anbjectinteseated for consid
eration; but that each in receive
Pot degree'of careful, consideration which a
due raga for the welfare of the 'nation re
The President in his Atessage says o "Uuder
I the earlier practice of the Government, no Con
*Hutton framed by the A:louver:Hower a Ter
,ritery, preparatory to its .idinissiou.intc; the
Union as a State, had been submitted to the
people. I trust, howeverillie example set by
the last Congress, reyttiring that the Constitu
tion of Minnesota 'should be subject to the ap
proval and ratification of the people of the pro
posed Staid; may be followed on future occa
sions. I TOOILIT FOR GRANTED that the CON.
wiliness Of FanSas would ad in ACCORDANCE
with-this iiample, founded, as it is, on CORRECT
ertixem , ss; and hence, my instructions to Go
vernor Writurft, in favor of submitting the
Constitution to the people; wore expressed in
general and lINQUALIVILD terma."
I Thus the President concurs with and he sus
tains us in affirming : Find. That the submis
sion 'of the whole Constitution of Kansas (as
it: the' example of' Minnesota) is fol . :tided on
correct principles, and consequently that the
Convention which refused to allow that sub
mission violated those principles. Second.
That it was so plainly, the duty of the Conven
tion to have submitted the whole Constitution
to the people, that he look it for granted the
Convention of Kansas would have done so ; and
consequently, that their refusal to do so was a
violation of their duty, and of his just expecta
tions, and, let us add, the just expectations of a
large portion of the Democratic party. Third.
That as the President rightly, took it for
granted the Convention would submit the
whole Constitution to the people, ho gave
corresponding instructions to Governor
WALICER, and thus the latter was warranted
in giving the people the same cc general and
unqualified" assurance, which, in refusing to
carry. out, the Convention violated correct
principles, the President's just expectations,
thO terms of his instructions to Governor
Virenitna, the pledges and assurances of the
latter; and, in fact, their own solemnly signed
and published pledges to the Democratic
party and to the people of Kansas,
• It, is admitted on all sides that we have been
living too fast. For is the fault alone with ns
on this side of the Atlantic. Every where,
the cause has been the same, and the effect
the same, too. In Europe, there may not
have been , quite as 'much persona/ extrava
gance, for the habit of accumulation largely
prevails there, but there has been quite as
much speculation, if not more. The desire of
increasing capital by out-of-the-way means,
of making fortunes in a hurry, is more decided,
and always has been, in England than Ameri
ca. And thus may several panics be accounted
for: that of 1825, when John Bull, in invest
meats in foreign mines and loans to for
eign countries, actually parted 'with $400,-
000,000 of hard money, not a shilling
of which aver came back; in 1837, when
speculations in joint-stock banks absorb
ed the earnings of thousands, flooded the
country wish paper money, and thereby led to
reckless over-trading ; in 1845, when the Rail
way mania converted England Into one great
arena for gambling; and now, in 1857, when
the granting of excessive credits, the negoti
ation of indifferent paper, and investments in
railway and other stock, in various parts of the
world, but particularly in the United States,
have brought England as near
.ruin as she
ever was' since first she aimed at becoming a
great commercial nation.
To the disasters which have taken place, we
have largely contributed, no doubt. Wo are
just recovering from the shock, and will come
out of the crisis more frightened than hurt.
We aro a young nation, with our vital energies
fresh and strong, and therefore our recuperative
power will enable us to renew our strength,
like a young eagle, before the older and less
vigorous nations of Europe can do. Is the
tornado to pass us by, and leave behind nosub
jeet for serious reflection and regret? Are we
so careless, or so proud, that we shall recklessly
and thoughtlessly turn from the grave lesson
which passing events ought to teach us? Are
we, in a word, to learn nothing from our suf
Personal extravagance, fn which both sexes
largely 'indulged ; only a little while ago, on
tjuestionably has been checked, and by the
simplest force—namely, the want of money.
Those who had accustomed themselves to ex•
traragances of various kinds, and were com-
they eon ispenso wi
Mace to which they had been aZinteunitlat,
F' : ; . the reductions which cir
cumstances compelled them to make 1 If they
do, there need be little fear for the future. A
nation svhich lives within its means must ever
holds high place in the world ; and so will its
people, if they act on the same honest principle.
On February 24th, 1854, Senator HUNTER,
of Virginia, in repelling the idea that Congress
should exercise the power of regulating nla
very in the Territories, and in advocating the
Kansas-Nebraska Bill, said :
ti But it has often been said by those who admit
that Congress heaths power of governing the Ter
ritories, that it is a power to ho exercised, not in
reference to the rights of the States, but in refe
rence to the good and welfare of the people of the
Territories. Now, if in exercising this power, we
are to be confined to the single consideration of the
good and welfare of the people of the Territories,
then I say the whole mildert of governnzent ought
to be left to the people of the Territories. THAT
What Senator HUNTER thought "the true
American principle" in 1854, wo still believe to
be such, and have not as yet seen any good
reason to change our views.
the Musical Fund Hall, this evening, what pro
mises to be the very best Concert of the season.
Parodi takes her farewell of Philadel
h for a time, and gives, on this ocasion, a mu•
steal entertainment abounding in novelty. With
the exception of "La Marseillaise," which is
rather musical declamation than !lotus' singing,
the only foreign piece in the whole programme is
the familiar and favorite "Di tanti palpiti," from
Rossini's opera of " Tanoredi." She will sing
"Jerusalem, thou that killest the Prophets',"
from Felix Mendelssohn's Oratori.) of " St. Paul,"
another English solo, and join with Miss Milner
In Mendelssohn's beautiful duet "I would that
my love," besides, as a We, giving our
national "Star-spangled banner," as a duet,
also with Miss Milner. There will be several
performances by Henri Vienxtemps, the vio
linist, besides his well-known and extraordinary
Instrumentation, on one string, of a fantasie from
"Norma." On this occasion, the two English vo
calists, (Miss Milner and Mr. Ernest Perring,)
wisely eschewing Italian music, will exclusively
sing English songs. Miss Milner, besides singing
with Mad'lle Parodi, in two duets, will give two
solos, and a duet, from Wallace's "Maritana,"
With Mr. Tarring. This able tenor will himself
give "My Sister Dear," from "Afasaniello," and
Haydn's " In native worth." Those English vocal
ists possess not only fins voices, but have the ad
vantage of having been well instnioted in Ihe best,
because the most classical wheel. They have
freshness of voice, as well as an excellent manner
of expression. Altogether, this Concert will be
greatly attractive. The musical world hero will
be sort." to learn that, under present arrange
ments, is Parodi ' s last public appearance for
some time in this city.
Mrs. E. L, Davenport's benefit is to take place
at the Aroh street Theatre tomorrow evening.
Shocking Brutality of a Step-Mother.
(Front the Lancaster (Pa.) Express of Tuesday.]
Ono of the most hetirtless and shocking cases of
brutality we wore ever called upon to record, came
to light this morning. A woman—a fiend—named
Rebecca Jane Tomlinson, residing in East King
street, above Church, at the house known as the
Indian Queen tavern, was brought before Alder
man Leonard to answer the ohargo of creel and
barbarous treatment to her stop-obild, Jane Tom.
linens, aged ton years.
Officer Gonnley, in whose hands the warrant was
placed for the woman's arrest, on proceeding to
the house, found every door and avenue leading
into it barricaded, and it was with the greatest
difficulty that he finally moored her and brought
her to the alderman's office.
. . .
The child was brought into the office and pre-
Bunted so sad and terrible a picture that no pen
could portray the ghastly spectacle. Its face was
frightfully emaciated, its oyes eunkon far in their
sockets, and there was scarcely a square inch of
Its Paco and body that was not black and blue,
and scratehed'and scarred by its unpatural and
fiendish mother. One of its eyes—the left—wee
black and cut, and swollen almost shut from a re;
cent blow, while the other was black and blood
shot; the lower lip was out and bleeding, and
two of the lower tooth knocked out. The child
could not stand without the aid of a crutch, which
lameness is said to have boon mood by its
Some eight or ton neighbors wore present to cor
roborate the complaint. It Was testified by one of
the witnesses that on passing the house lately, he
saw this woman go into the house, and seeing the
child sitting on a step, oho snatched it by the hair
and dragged it around the room several times,
beating and maltreating it in a most frightful
manner. Another testified that on several occa
sions she tied the ehild's hands with a rope, and
Compelled it to remain sitting in a chair all night.
Othektestimony was give's, all of which exhibited
the process of refined cruelty by which helpless
little dine was reduced by blows and starvation
from a strong, healthy child, to almost an idiot.
Mrs. Tomlinson, this fiend In human shape, wiri
required to give bail in the sum of $3OO to answer
the charge, but the wrote!' found no sympathy
anywhere—the evldenee of bet bfiltality was 00
to .
Hou. D. E. Sickles not rend °allot the Demo
cratic Party - In New York—The Meade Case
and the Circumlocution Office—Oar Affairs
at Madrid—Hon. John McKeon not removed—
Judge Donglasfit Speech—Naval Storekeeper
of Philadelphia.
[Correspondence of Tho Pron.)
WASHINGTON, December 0, 1857.
The Democratic General Committee for New
York city met on Tuesday evening, and, after full
consideration, rescinded the resolution expelling
Hon. D. E. Sickles from its membership for his
comas against Mayor Wood, and denounced their
chairman for declaring that he had been expelled.
The reminding resolutions wore adopted by a vote
of 51 to 43. The committee, after performing this
not of justice, adjourned sine die.
The celebrated *ado ease, arising out of the
treaty with Spain, by which we acquired the
Floridas, is now up for argument in the Court of
Claims. In this, as well as in other similar oases,
it Is more than apparent that the Circumlocution
Office, so vividly depicted by Dickens, i.e not con
fined in Its operation to England alone. There are
claims against this Government which have been
premed for half a century, some probably for a
longer time, and though involving the payment of
a few thousands of dollars, have been examined,
reported upon, and discussed, until each has cost
the United States hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This Meade ease will foot up against the United
States a bill for printing of documentary evidence,
reports, speeches, &e., of not less than $5,000,000•
There surely ought to bee regular and fixed pro
cedure in all such oases, and a court of final resort
for decision ono way or the other.
Hon. Mr. Dodge, our Minister at Madrid, having
resigned his commission, will soon return to the
United States. Democrats, prominent in the party,
and now on the lookout for good places, are each
urging his peculiar fitness for this place. The suc
cessor of Mr. Dodge will have entrusted to his
care questions of vital interest to our people.
Though a coldness exists at this time between
'Mexico and Spain, nevertheless IS large party In
the latter kingdom will, noro or loss, always be
involved in the constant rovolntionory changes in
the Mexican Confederapy. Santa Anna seeks again
the supreme dictatorship with Spanish aid, but I
think ho will do so unsuccessfully. Yet, Mexico
is crumbling to dooay, and to our minister at Ma
drid will be confided the task of preventing any
encroachment by Spain upon our Monroe doctrine
by interference in the civil broile of Mexican
States; and annexation of any of them under its
sway. Then there is the knotty and delicate
question of the annexation of Cuba, end others of
like importance. Mr. Belmont, of New York, Mr.
Carlisle, of Washington, and other gentlemen, aro
named fur this place.
The Union has a despatch this morning, that
Ifon. John McKeon, United States District Attor
ney for the Southern district of Now York, has
boon removed. This isnot true. Mr. McKeon has
not been removed; but it is true that the President
has expressed hie determination to remove Mr.
McKeon for the part ho took against the election
of Mayor Wood, and probably some others for the
same cause.
There is but one opinion of Judge Douglas's
speech in the Senate, to-day, on the Kansas ques
tion, and that is of unmeasured praise of its lucid
argument, and the force of his illustrations. It is
Major Jack Cummings, of Snyder county, Penn
mylvania;an old and tried friend of Mr. Buchanan,
has been tendered the office of naval storekeeper,
in place of Joseph Sevorns, of the Philadelphia
Evening Argos, who will bo removed at the ex
piration of his term. X. Y.
Mason Brothers, of New York, will imme
diately publish A Life of Aaron Burr, by
Mr. Parton, containing the true and full his
tory of that remarkable man's private and
public life. They also have in the press two
new volumes of "Mason's Library of Stan
dard Tales," containing Theodore Hook's
" Cousin William," and " Gervaso Skinner."
In a few days they will publish The New York
Almanac and Yearly Record for 1858.
This book owes a great deal to its Ameri
can editor. It is not alone that it contains
two hundred pages more than the English edi
tion, with which it simultaneously appears, but
the quality of Mr. Duyckinck's additions is very
high. Mr. Willmott's idea was to present a
richly illustrated volume of British poetry;
Mr. Dnyckinek's, to complete it by adding
good specimens from the leading American
writers. Among the poets whom lie introduces
are Washington Alston, R. H. Dana, Samuel
Woodworth, R. It. Wilde, Charles Sprague,
Mrs. Sigournoy, J. G. C. Brainard, E. C.
l'inkfleY, C. C. Moore, W. C. Bryant, J. R.
Drake, Fitz Greene Hallock, R. W. Emerson,
C. F. Hoffman, Ralph Hoyt, W. G. Simms,
N. P. Willis, P. P. Cooke, J. 0. Whittior,
E. A. Pee, It. W. Longfellow, 0. W. Holmes,
• • • treet. H. T. Tuckerman, Lowell,
:33,,‘V.4 7 Iror has his labor
i ,,/,., , 8utt0(1. by Mr. Will
. atLare....lxere in ro. ,
sbylltr f Nyckinek,
to whom wo are therefore indebtett - foi 'Speci
mens of Ebenezer Elliott, Caroline Bowles,
John Clare, Horace Smith, George Harley,
J. Blanco White, Samuel Ferguson, William
Motherwell, D. M. Moir, W. M. Thackeray,
W. E. Ayloun, Matthew Arnold, and W. C.
Bennett. He also has given additional poems
from W. Spencer, Wordsworth, Heber, Tenny
son, and Kingsley. It is odd enough that
neither English nor American editor has given
anything from John Wilson, John Gibson
Lockhart, William 3faginn, or "Father Prod."
The additional poems hero do not suffer, by
comparison, with respect to their illustrations,
most of which aro by American artists, among
whom we recognise Doyley, Casiloar, Hill, and
Hoppin. The British artists whose drawings,
most beautifully engraved, grace this book,
are D. Maclise, J. Dalziel, Birkett Foster, John
Gilbert, William Harvey, If. Weir, J. Ten..
niel, Edward Duncan, J. D. Harding, J. E.
Millais, Corbould, F. R. Pickoragill, C. Stan
field, W. Mulready, J. R. Clayton, D. Ed
wards, 0. Dodgson, W. L. Leitch, F. 3f.
Brown, J. Godwin, and A. Hughes. Most of
these are already world-famous names—the
rest give evidence here of ability which must
speedily ripen into distinction.
Looking only twenty years back, when those
literary ephemera, the Annuals, wore in pros
perous career, we find only mere collections
of steel engravings, to illustrate which poetry
and prose were written "to order." Mere
picture-books, as they were, they had their
day. But such volumes as this before us, which
really aro valuable, as making Art and Poetry
mutually illustrate each other, possess a per
manent value. They are of the highest class,
and it is a good symptom of our intellectual
improvement, when, in such "hard times," a
publisher is willing to risk a large expenditure
on their production. Not that Messrs. Harper
need have any doubt as to the success of the
undertaking. Its merit Will command a sale
for it, and "The Poets of the Nineteenth Cen
tury"—like a beautiful woman, In rich and
graceful attire—deserves to be admired by all.
(Reported for The Prose ]
FLOWIINO A SKEW:TOL—A tall and spare indi
vidual, James Daniels by name, aml supposed to be
a native of one of theßastern States, was arraigned
for an assault and battery on Reuben Hanby, who
has boon exhibiting himsolf somewhere in the
northern part of the city as " Tho GenUino, Ori
ginal Living Skeleton." The prisoner wished to
bo hoard in explanation of his eonduot, and per
mission being granted, ho commenced as follows :
"Yesterday, being out of work, I thought I'd
take a walk through the city, to anmso myself, for
want of anything hotter to do, and it struck my
'tention that I had never seen so many shows of
living skeletungs. But what is there queer about
that (thought I)—seeing that these aro the very
starvation times that ougther be favorable to the
skolotung crop, if they aint good for anything
else. Why, you know that you cant buy even
there boss meat sassagers for less than"—
Here the magistrate, apprehending a still wider
digression, requested Mr. Daniels to speak to the
" Well," resumed dames, " presently I earns to
a great big storm Odin' that looked like a starved
gallinipper smashed up against a wall. Now, you
see, over since therm bank•bustin times corn
maneod, and old Ike Coleman's soap and candle
factory suspended operations, I thought I was
about thO boniest individual to ho seen on this
oonternent. But when I seed that piotur, says I
to myself, good ! hero's a feller that's
leaner than I am. I'll stop in and shake
hands with him. It will do me good to look at
him.' So I paid my Sp (hero the narrator heaved
a tremendous sigh,) and walked in. ' Which 19
the skillitung '" says I. I am,' says a feller
in very tight pantaloons and jacket. I looked at
him, and I'll be 'looted to Congress, gents, if the
feller was nigh as lean as lam myself! I felt a
leetle tiled then, I confess, and I spoke right
out—' Dern mo if you ain't a piece of bogus com
position, (says I;) Dye call yourself a skillytung
by profossion and follow the business for a living,
charging mo a Sp for a sight, when I kin see my
own shadow in any mud-puddlo for nothing?' I
felt then like I could lick all the I natomies that
over was dug up by the doctors ; so I pltohed right
into him and knocked all the skin off of my
knuckles against the infernal scare-crow's bony
On Olio confession, Mr. Daniels, the amateur
" ekillitung," was bound over to answer for the
assault and battery. W.
Among the letters detained for non-paymen
of postage, at the St. Louis (Mo.) mod office, aro :
Edmund Cready, Philadelphia, and Fr. Wiltroch,
blanayunk, Pa.
The Bridgeport Farmer is informed that
Gee. Tom Thumb, who is now In France, is dan
gerously ill, and not expected to live.
A. 60 0 lump of gold has boon taken flmu
POP In 041/Brl4l Math ;Y. Q.
cidoild Y. Stanton, Secretary of Gori:
tar) , of Gov. Illacurn, and acting Governrip
of Ittol3lll, has boon removed, and S. W. DENVER;
Commissioner of Indian Antra, appointed to su;
made him. It 18 believed that STANTON bas:
been removed because he ()ailed the Territorlat
Legislature of Kansas together to Mice notion on
the Calhoun Constitution.
The galleries wore densely crowded again Me'
morning, in expectation of a speech from Boman;
Mr. Pun gave notice of his intention to intro•
dace a bill for the improvement of the navigilta
of the Ohio river.
Mr. Mason offered a resolution, which was de=
hated and passed, inviting the clergy of the Pis ,
triot to officiate gratuitously as chaplains 'of
Mr. Owns gave notice o f his intention to inti",itt
duce bills providing for the construction of.*
Northern, Southern, and Central Pacific Hall*
ilso a bill toorgemize the Territory of ArizonafW
Mr. Dononss said he was yesterday under Ltdii
impression that the President bad approved the
action of the Leoomption Convention, and nnditt,
that impression he felt it to be his duty tort
that while he concurred in the general views -41
the Message, yet so far as Hal approve or endo
the action of that Convention, he entirely dissiiio
ed from it, and would give his roasons for sash
Upon a more careful and critical examination o
the Message, ho was rejoiced to find the President
had not entirely approved the action of that Con
vention. Ho was also rejoiced to find that'tbe
Prosident lied not recommended that 'Congrent
should pass laws receiving Kansas into the Union as
a State under tho Constitution framed at Loom) ,
ton. It is true, the tone of the Message, inilicatea
a willingness on the part of the President (crlgn
any bill Congress may pass receiving Kansas as a
State into the Union, under that Constitution;
but it was a very significant foot that •the
President had refrained from any, endorsement
of the Convention, and from any recommendation
as to the course Congress should pursue in regard
to the admission of Kansas. Indeed, the Pres!.
dent had expressed deep mortification and thug).
?ointment that tho whole Constitution was not
submitted to the people of Kansas for their scot,*
ance or rejection. Ho proceeded to show that
Congress could not properly receive Kansas into
the Union under the Locompton Constitution.
Not only the slavery question, but all others must
be submitted to the people of Kansas, as they are
guarantied to establish all their "domestic insti
tutions" for themselves. On this principle the
whole Constitution must bo submitted to ascertain
whether or not it meets with their approbation.
Mr. DOIMILAS contended that the peoplo of
Kansas ought to have an opportunity to vote
against the Constitution if they chose to do so. Ho
compared tho freedom" allowed by the Le
oompton Convention to the " freedom" at the eta-
Lion in Paris when Louis Napoleon was elected
President. The reason assigiled why the people
of Kansas were not allowed to vote on the &mold
once of the Constitution prepared was, that if they
had the chance they would vote it down by an
overwhelming majority. lie believed they would,
and thought that it was a clear violation of the or
genie act thus to force the obnoxious Constitution
upon the majority.
When Mr. Douglas concluded, much applause
was manifested by the spectators in the gene
Mr. MASON moved that the galleries he Moored,
remarking that tho decorum of the Senate had
been frequently violated in this way.
Mr. llAuctx hoped tho motion would not pre
Mr. CLAY thought the applause commenced on
the floor of the Senate, and it would be 'hard to
punish the spectators for following that example.
Mr. BIGLER trusted the motion would bo with
Mr. Masox acquiesced, but hoped that the next
time the offence wag repoatod, It would not be al
lowed to passed with impunity.
Mr. Duman replied to Mr. Douglas. Ito said
the Lecompton Convention was called according to
and had boon recognised by the President and
the Governor of the Territory. It was their right
to submit a Constitution to the people, or send it
to Congress without such submission. If it was
right in itself, republican jn form, and the people
of the Territory had fairly decided on the
slavery question, it would not ho wieo to keep
them out of tho Union, simply because the whole
Constitution had not boon submitted to them. To
do so, it would be inconsistent with the doctrine of
"non-intervention.' There was nothing in the
past history of the country to justify such a course.
It would be the duty of Congress to look at the
question as it acme before it, and to do the best it
could by looking at tho happiness of the entire
country. Ile had long been under the impression
that it would he best both for the Union and
Kansas, if that Plate should be admitted at the first
allowabloopportunity,in order to localize the strife.
Ile would have preferred that the whole Constitu
tion had boon submitted to the people, but persons
outside of tho Territory have no right to interfere
with the slavery question there. Ile believed the
people of Kansas would now have an opportunity
to decide whether they will havo a free or slave
form ofgovernmont. Ile could not, however ! do.
termine his entire course until they, the people of
Kansas, shall make such a decision, lie ltakte,tbe
position assumed by Mr. Douglas, to-dayOsal in
utter derogation of that which he °milled when he
voted for h ranonthes %eh
without su witting It to a vote of the, •
this occurredonly asbart time ago; - , •
undezziWid Douglas .had so
como sensitive regarding the rights of that people,
after having attempted such an infringement upon
Mr. ArABON oxposed and replied to what he elm
racterizotl as a fallacy in the remarks of Mr.
Mr. Doorman explained, and said he had boon
Mr. litamm remarked, that in conversation re
cently with Colonel Henderson, who was an active
member of the Convention, ho understood him to
say thero wore two Constitutions, virtually.
Mr. Douocas. If there aro two, I should like
to see the other.
Mr. Ilio bon. I say, prerisely similar.
Mr DOIIILAR. If precisely Mike, what differ•
enoo does it make if you may vote for either?
Mr. Dintatn. One for the free and the other fir
the slave State. That is the ail:tome°.
- -
Mr. Dona tdo. It makes no difference how many
copies they make. Tho sitnpio question is, they
only allow the people to vote on slavery, and no
thing oleo. The Senator from Pennsylvania
annined an air which I thought unnecessary, and
rather intimated to sue that he spoke by authority.
Mr. Illacv,n. I expressed my own views, denim•
rately formed, and they aro in concurrence will'
those of the President.
Mr. ItouotAs. I luny have misunderstood him.
I am certain he did not speak fur the President.
r know that, for the President has just spoken for
himself in the Message, in which he condemns the
Convention for not submitting the Constitution to
the people,.and refuses to recommend no to
ecive it. The President is a bold, frank man, and
if ho intended to give us an administration mea
sure, he would say so. it is not respectful to no-
SUMO that tee will do what he will not recommend us
to do. Or course, I know that the Senator from
Pennsylvania did not speak by authority.
Mr. ItIOLER. I think I am safe in saying, and
I think the Senator from Illinois will agree, that
tho President upholds in his Message the doctrine
that the Convention had the right to form a Con
stitution, and submit it to the people for approval,
or send it to Congress for approval. I think it 19
deducible Irons the Message that the President
does not hold that, because the entire Constitution
was not submitted to the pooplo, Kansas should bo
kept out of the Union.
Mr. Donot,Ss. I infer from the Message that
the President does hold that the Convention had
the right to form a Constitution, and send it
here, but that was only the right to petition for re
dress of gilovances under t ho .roderal Constitution,
and not•because the Legislate I'd had the power to
constitute that a legal Convention.
Mr. Bint,an. It hero did you get that?
Mr. DOuobas. A gentleman (moaning Mr.
Trumbull) yesterday read from a speech made by
Mr. Buchanan twenty years ago, to show that a
Legislature had no right to create a Convention
to eupersedo the Territorial Government, and to
attempt it would be gross usurpation. The Demo
inane party has hold that doctrine over since, and
asserted it a year ago, by endorsing his hMr.
Douglas's) report from the Committee on Territo
ries. Three hundred thousand copies were circu
lated as a perty document, and ho himself paid
for a hundred thousand of thee. (Laughter.)
Mr. Btot,mi entered bin protest, and claimed the
statute of lhaltation. Ito could not consent that
Mr. Douglas should hold the President responsible
for principles laid down twenty years ago under
entirely different circumstances. It Is not half so
long since Mr. Douglas declared the Missouri lino
was the hest compromise, and in 1818 he proposed
to extend it to the Menlo ocean, yet he repealed
the whole of it.
Mr. DOUOLA9 denied the right of Mr. Bigler to
offer a statute of limitations. None but the au
thorized attorney of theparty can thus interpose.
As the Senator lies denied his authority to speak
for the Prosidunt, ho cannot filo that ploa. Mr.
Douglas approved of the statute of limitations. -
lie needed ono very much iiimsolf. lie had never
boasted that ho had never changed his opinions.
Ile felt ovory year a little wiser then the year be
fore. Has the President ever withdrawn that
opinion ?
lie denied the right to plond a statute of limi
tations against the Cincinnati Convention, until
the Charleston Convention meet. Ile stood now
whore he stood last year, because ho believed
he 11 , 113 right It was true he voted for
the Toombs bill, and was ready to vote for it
again. By doing so there would be no quarrel.
It would not do to taunt him with once voting for
a measure ho would not vote for now.
Mr. Iliormit said lie had not taunted the Senator,
who had complained that a great wrong was ,lee
by not submitting the entire Constitution to the
people, when he had voted to put a State Constitu
tion into operation without submitting anypart to
the people.
Mr. Douusies replied that his explanation wan
In the language of the President, who, in his in
struotions to Governor Walker,
took it for granted
that the Constitution was to be submitted to the
people. Mr. Toombs's bill being silent on that cub
jeot, ho took It for granted that the Constitution
would be submitted to the people. If the Presi
dent was right in taking that ground, why was not
he (Douglas) right?
Mr. BIGLER said ho did not Intend to hold the
Senator from Illinois to anything which did not
appear on the journals. At a private meeting,
before Mr. Toomba's bill was introduced, it wee
hold that, in view of all the difficulties surrounding
tho question, it would be better that no provision
to submit the Constitution to tho people should be
inserted in the bill ; and it was his understanding
that the Convention which the bill proviscal would
make a Constitution, and tend it to Congress,
without submitting it to the people.
Mr. DOMILAS, in reply, said he would not like
the Senator from Pennsylvania, to insinuate what
ho would not openly declare. If he MIS present
at the meeting referred to, and sanctioned such
a doctrine, let him nay so.
Mr. Iliordin said if he was constantly at Nutt,
it was painful, indeed. Perhaps ho had wrong
fully spoken on the subjoin. lie had 101,1 the
Senator he did not intend to reflect upon hi m .
Dir. roparkail {hat 119 would nano
Mt. Bigler from sooreey, and asked hlm whether
he knew that he (Douglas) had either publicly or
privately ugrood that the Constitution should bo
adoßtod without consulting the people.
r. /1141 Alt stated what his distiuot rcoollootiou
wass lie remembered very welt that the subject
wes t discussed in the house of the Senator from
blitiols. lie was not sure that Mr. Douglas par
tiothated in the debate, in which it was argued
that ander all the circumstances there ought not to
be a proviso in Mr. Toombs's bill requiring
the Constitution to bo submitted.
Mr. Dourmas remarked that the point ha made
was, that when the bill was silent on that subject,
It was understood, as a rotator of course, that the
Constitution was to be submitted. That he was a
party to force on the people a Constitution Without
their 'Mont, was not true.
Mr. linactn explained that ho had called Mr.
Douglas's attention to his course on Mr. Toombs's
bill because it was in derogation of his doctrine
laid down to-day. 'When the Senator from Illinois
introduced his preparatory bill for Minnesota be
'Provided that a Constitution should be submitted.
If the inference was that a Constitution would be
' submitted where euoh a bill is silent, why was the
clause inserted in the Minnesota bill? lie did not
impugn the Senator's patriotism or honorable mo
tives or courage. He had not a moro constant ad
mirer than himself, and ono who oftener defended
Mr. INA wanted to know some of the very pe.
collar circumstances which rendered the fair otter-
OW of the elective franchise extremely difficult.
Mr. BIGLER said that no ono had said more on
thus subject than Mr. Male, and of the violence nod
keeping the froe•State people front the polls. lie
(Mr. Bleu) was interested In getting Kansas Into
the Union.
4 , Mr. Donn LAS said that, in order to prevent wrong
Impressions, ho would ask Mr. Bigler, whether he
mount to be understood assaying that he,(Douglasd
In his own house or elsewhere, had expressed him
self in favor of a Constitution without being sub
mitted to the people?
Mr. Moven. I made no such allegation.
Mr. DOUGLA9. You left it, to ho inferred. I will
not allow it to be inferred that I so declared in my
own house. 111 did not, acquit me of it.
Mr. BIGLER. I repeat, that I havens recollection
or the Senator participating in the debate alluded
Mr. DonoLAs. If I had nothing to do with it, I
don't know what wy house had to do oith ir.
[Laughter.] What I said was truth, and that only
What I sold is on record.
On motion of Mr. Onentr, the further considera
tion of the President's Message nos postponed
After the usual preliminary business, the House
resumed the consideration of the two propositions
pending relative to the election of printer.
Tho proposition submitted by Mr. Houston was
that the House proceed to the election of printer,
with a proviso that the House retains the right
possessed by Congress to modify the existing laws
on the subject of the public printing. the printer
who may ho olooted under this resolution receiving
said election with and upon the condition above set
forth, and that a committee be appointed to ex
amine the whole subject and report suoh change or
improvement as they may deem advisablo.
The other proposition, by Mr. Smith, of Virginia,
ns a substitute, provided for a similar examination,
and that the election ho postponed until the eons
mittoo snake a report.
Mr. Moms snored to lay Mr. Houston's resolu
tion on the table.
The resolution was negatived yeas 82, nays
The vote was then taken on Mr. Smith's substi
tute, whisk was rejected—yeas 01, nays 118.
The question being upon Mr. ifouston's origi•
nal resolution, it prevailed by a majority of 40.
The House then proceeded to the election of
Printer; when Mr. Boom* nominated James B
Steadman and Mr. Washburno, of Maine, no.
Winded Ueorge M. Weston.
The vote was then taken, and stood—
James B. Steadman
Norge M. Weston
The former woe deolared clouted
. .
Tho members then selected their seats by lottery
and the House adjourned.
Removal of Secretary Stanton, of Railing, for
Violation of inetructiono—General Denver
nominated a 44 his Successor—The Poeltion of
the Ohio Democratic Delegation on the Kan
sas Question.
WINIIINGTON, Deo. 9. —The Administration,
haring been advised, by telegraph, that Acting-
Governor Stanton had called a special meeting of
the Territorial Legislature of Kansas, the Presi
dent, to-day, forthwith removed him, and nomi
nated to the Senate. as his successor, Geneva Den
ver, now Commissioner of Indian Affairs, who left
Washington for the West last week. The reason
for the removal Is, that Mr. Stanton boa violated
the instructions heretofore given to both Governor
Walker and himself, to do no act which could pos
sibly disturb the peace of that Territory, but
mut all the means In their power to preserve it.
The solo object and purpose of convening the Le
gislature, it is considered, can be only to engender
strifes, and embarrass the people in voting on the
slavery question in the form proposed by the Con
stitutional Convention.
Na definite notion Nag taken by the Senate on
General Denver's nomination. It is anticipated
that a boated disouasion 1411 take place when the
subject again comes before that body in secret ses
Last week Instructions were sent to Mr. Stan
ton, to take every precaution to prevent distur•
bailees at the ensiling election, and to afford a free
and unobstructed exercise of the elective fran
Doubts are expressed as to 'whether Governor
'Walker's name will ho sent to the Senate for con
lion. William Lawrence, of the Ohio delegation,
distinctly contradicts the statement that the Dem
wrath, member?' of that ile!eceptatelititti
to vote against the *duties; ey the
Union under tho Eas"been neither
ilettbicrior tfiloanton of the euhjeot among them.
ratted States Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 9.—No. Du•
rand t.I. Samuel Lawrence et al. Argument for
appellee continued.
Fatal Retail at Wathlngton
WAVEIINOTON, Deo. 9.—'Bulls, the young man
who was wounded on Monday night by a pistol dis
oharged during a brawl, died last night. The
coroner's jury returned a verdict that ho came to
his death by a pictol-shot. fired by James Powers,
of Baltimore. Powers is in custody.
WASHINGTON, Loo. U —The southern mail fun
nishes papers from all points as late as duo. They
contain nothing of special interest.
Proclamation issued by Gen. Calhoun—The
Topeha Government to be Reviled.
Sr. Lo•us, Dee. 3 —The Demur; at received let
ters containing two proclamations flow
General Calhoun, specifying the mouser in which
the election of the 21st inst., for the submiadon of
the Constitution formed by the Lecompton Con
vention, and the election on the first Monday in
January next, for State officers, are to be held.
Also giving the names of the county commission.
era for each county in the Territory.
At a mass Convention held at Leavenworth, on
the 27th alt , a resolution was paused, requesting
the Territorial Legislature to meet at Lecempton,
on the third of December. The resolution was
adopted under the belief that Acting Governor
Stanton will recognise the Legislature reconvened
Ilenoral Lone, of the souse meeting, offered a
resolution, which was unanimously adopted,
pledging the members of the Convention, in case
that Mr. Stanton declined to convene the Legiela
turo as requested, to put the flovernment, as pre
pared by the Topeka Convention. in motion, and
to stand or fall by it.
A Democratic Convention was called to meet on
the 24th inst.
The Democrat learns from private sources, that
Aeting tlovcritor Stanton hail issued a proolutnu•
tion z calling a special session of the Territorial
Legislature, to be held on the 7th of December.
Further from Utah
Sr. Louis, December B.—The letter front the
Utah expedition received by the Republican, the
main points of which wore telegraphed this morn
ing, states that Col Cook's demand, comprising
thel loth regiment of infantry, was 150 mites west
of Fort Laramie on the 3d of November. Thus
for the travelling had been easy and pleasant, but
the weather had become colder. Provisions were
getting scarce, the provender giving out, and it
had become, apparent that great hardsihps were be
forelhein. Mill, notwithstanding the threats re
osloed from Salt Lake City, the entire army would
,sroceed, an rapidly as the elements and the supply
of food would permit, to the winter quarter+
marked out by Col. A. S. Johnston, the com•
mender of the expedition, on the Ifoney Forks of
the Drain river. It was rumored that Brigham
Young intends to fight the troops this winter, as
the best chance for an equal Millet, and then, be•
fore reinforcements can arrive in the spring, to
'4istroy all the possessions in Utah, and proceed
to some other country..
, Departure of the Alden tt ith 51,700,000.
Netw 'Vont:, Due. 0.--Tho royal outil ateant%hti
',fact', Captain Shannon. oailed at noon to -day
for Liverpool, with nearly $1,700,000 in ttpeeie.
I'ollhion of Steamers 01l Sandy
Now Ironic, December Otb.—The uteatuerA Ocean
Vitro and Long Brunch come in collision oil Sandy
Mok this aftemoon. Both of the ntetwooruirere
ett to the water's edge, but neither wont down.
Stverul of the paseengeru wore Injured.
SteanLlooiler Explotoioit--Los4 of Life.
Lownbb, Deo. 9.—Tho steam-boiler connected
WI/ the fou»dry of J. H. Myrick exploded to-day,
Wing the engineer, and badly injuring seven
persons. The building was badly shattered
Tie Preghleney of the NYAV York Crimp]
/I.IIANY, Dec. 9.—lfun. Ernettis Corning kns
rocleotoil Proaiilent of tho New York Contrul
A 31ur4errr Cmiticled
nAurtmottE, Doc. 9 —John Claggett, for the
murder of Jerome D. White, at the high Street
eiz weeks educe, Was convicted this morning
of murder in the neon,' degroo.
A Luke Schooner 311'41'2;4
OIiNCI.GO, N. Y., Deo. 9.—T he schooner Radloot,
whlah loft Toledo for this port in ovionq to tie re
0011i gale on the lakes, has not yet boon hoard from.
; l lurket .
Mums:, December B.—Sales of 600 bales of cot
ton at a decline of I since receit of theltio's
advises. Sales of middlings at 10 1 Roo° du
rill the last throe days 8,000 Woe.
14.sw OrtcssAms, December B.—Salon of cotton to
day '5,500 balm! Daring the last three days 18,000
baler have been sold, closing at 10in.101 for mid
llsurtuonis, Deoembor 9.—The markets are
generally unchanged from yesterday's quotatione.
Exobango on New York 101.
Twelfth Ward Relief Associatum.—Thu
troniuror of the Twelfth ward Relict Assooiation
hereby acknowledges the receipt of forty &dials,
from coilootions tondo at St. Augustine's Church,
Fourth stroot, below Vine, on Sunday, December
1857, for the benefit of the poor.
Fire. --The alarm of Piro about eight o'clock
last evening woe oaused by a slight burning of the
residence Pio. 1110 Ridge avenue. Damago very
IllesiuAL FUND HALL, LOCUST Br.. ALWYN illtillfll.
Parodra farewell Concert.
AND WALNUT STRUTS The Enchantress."
A 1101,14 Jealous Wire"— , • Bride of Lammer
Equontrlau Performances."
SAYRKTll.—lluckley's Opera Troupe.
ClllLMOT.—EthioySack Life illuatthted, concluding with
a laughable afterptece.
To the Board of Managers of the Sunbury
and Erie Railroad Company.--oaNrmurs
I have long contemplated declining a re-election
to the post of president of this company, iniFeb
ruaTy next, as it interferes too much with my own
affairs to warrant further continuance. Believing
that the interests of the company will ho promoted
by the immediate election of some other gentle
man, who will devote himself to the Important in
terests at stake, I beg leave now to tender my re
It is with groat regret that I am unable to point
to any considerable progress towards the consum
mation of this most important work while I hays
been intrusted with its presidency.
I have often expressed a belief that, under the
existing condition of railroad interests, a work of
this magnitude could not be constructed on pri
vate means, but that, with essential aid from
public bodies, it could be successfully prosecuted,
and would, when completed, not only enrich our
own city by the trade which would be added, but
would develop a valuable part of the State now
deprived of outlet to market, and largely in
oreasc the revenues of the Commonwealth. With
these views this administration has made several
attempts to obtain public aid, though, I regret to
oar, without success.
• I may express a hope, however, that the day Is
not for distant when a different view may bo taken
by our public authorities; for evidences are soul
tiplyinF that the value of the work is being more
appreciated, and the feeling is growing that it must
be accomplished. -
At an early day, large contracts were entered
into for the construction of the work, coverin; a
space of about ono hundred and twenty-five miles
from Williamsport westward, payableAgrtly in
stook; but without any adequate niedllfflo meet
the cash payments These contracts have lan
guished for nearly two years, and havo always
been looked upon as an incubus upon the coui•
luny. Viewed in this light, it became nn object of
interest Le relieve the company from obligations
which could not be fulfilled.
After free interebanges of views between the
contractors and committee of your body, these
contracts have been annulled on terms, it la be
lieved, of mutual advantage, and the company is
now free from all contracts for work east of the
On the western division the contracts have not
stopped the work, even at the present time of
financial depression, but have continued with in
domitable energy, dueng a period when assistance
front the treasury could not be granted, depending
upon funds raised on the lino of the road.
The importance of pressing this division, as well
as the Farrandsville section,
at an early day, can
not be overrated, as upon them hinges the final
completion of the whole lino.
The western division of the road now presents
fair prospects for an early completion. About
ono-third of the distance, under contract is graded,
and the contractors are pushing the work with
vigor. Besides the credit which the read will he
entitled to, subscriptions in land to the stook of
the company have been made to a large amount—
mere than hfty thousand acres having been offered,
mostly in valuable octal and timber lands, which,
it is believed, when added to the road bed, will
afford a basis for security ample to insure the con
struallon of this link, and open the vast coal fields
of Elk, and the adjoining counties, to the western
With considerable debt remaining unpaid, which
was secured by collaterals in the hands of the trea
surer, this company was overtaken by the money
panic, which for the time prostrated n part of their
a,sets, and compelled the company to lay over such
notes as were not covered by collaterais imme
diately available. Bono of them hare since been
disposed of, and it is expected that the whole soon
will be, and the company be disembarrassed with
out much resort to their own bonds.
El 9
The bonds of the company heretofore created
wore based upon a mortgago for rir millions of
dollars upon the whole line of road, finished and
unfinished. Those bonds did not present a secu
rity with which capitalism were satisfied, and
hence they have been wholly unsaleable. Be
lieving that the sale of part of the bonds could be
necessary to enable the company to meet its en
gagements, the old bonds and mortgage have been
cancelled, and the bonds issued called in. A new
mortgage has been executed upon the finished
portion of the road, from Sunbury to Williamsport,
for one million of dollars. Tho bonds under this
mortgage present a security as reliable as nay
railroad scantily in the market, as the revenues
are ample to pay the interest punctually, and will,
doubtless ' when pot upon the unrket, command as
high a rate as any security of the kind.
The field is now open for an energetic prosecu
tion of the work no soon as the returning tido of
prosperity shall have fairly set in upon the man
mere° of the country, and I may indulge the hope
that a brighter day may aeon dawn on the Sunbury
sad Brio railroad.
With every eiah for the final success of the en
terpriao, I remain, very respectfully,
S. V. 3lnnuteu, President.
Coroner's lures! igntion.-IVo stated yester
day that. a young twin named William Murray,
who resided in South alreet, near Twentieth, WA.,
found shortly before ninoo'cluelt on Tuoiday morn•
arm cut Mr, and otherwise seriously injured:M
1.. taken to the railroad station at Claymont and
from there he was conveyed to , ' •
Hospital, by Ow advice of the physloiL"Vilo at
tended him. The sufferer reached the institution
Into io the afternoon, and died in a short time after
his ndinissivn.
Coroner Fenner commenced an inquest In the
OEM yesterday morning, and in conseqence of a
report which got in circulation, nobody knows how,
that the deceased had been shoved utl a train by
the conductor, Unusual care was taken by the coro
ner to obtain evidence.
Thu inquest was held at tho hospital. Tho first
witness examined Wad the phybioinit who attended
the deceased. lie testified that Murray was In a
dying condition when hu reached the institution,
and that ho did nut speak or make any statement
Wore his (loath.
Rev. John B. Chem on was (ambled, am! Las
fled in substance as follow. :
1 live at Claymont, within a . quarter of a mile of
the depot. Soon after the Iran'. which left. Phila
delphia at eight o'clock yoqorday morning had
passed down, I beard that a man had been run
over on the road ; I immediately went to the spot
and found the deceased lying upon the track, with
his right arm cut off and a gash in his head. This
was about two hundred or three hundred yards
from the station. After some delay we carried him
to the depot, I told 1111/1 he bad not not long to
live, end I asked hint if ho had anything to say;
he told 1110 hie namej and spoke of his family; I
loled him how it happened; he said he had been
drinking, and that it was between a fall and
jump ; that there was nobody to blame but himself ;
he stated very explieitly that there was nobody to
blame ; that it woo entirely accidental.
A. J. Barret wee examined, and testified that be
was an agent of the railroad company. rind that
Murray and other:, bad been employed to go to
Dover to chop wood for the company. The witne,a
had given the deceased a pass to Wilmington. and
onglie :ads al of the train at that point, he bad
sent out some of the companions of the deceased to
look for him, to give him a pass to Dover. They
returned and stated that he was not to be found,
and they did not know what hail become of him
There being no other witnesses present, tho far
ther investigation of the case was poll paned until
five o'clock in the afternoon. At lit e o'clock the
Investigation was resumed, and several witnesses
examined, who corroborated the teohnony of the
above witneison. A serdict of accidental death
was rendered, mad no blame whatever attached to
the railroad company The deceased leas es a wife
and four children.
Important Seizin'e of Vountoftit Money._
WO have Already noticed at cotdderable length
the very important uraust wade by Sergeant A. I
Thomas, of the Sixth police district, at au indivi
dual 113111 Ed Jacob Bpifer, ishawasalloged to be very
extensively engaged in the manufacture and pass
ing of counterfeit bills and half dollars. The es•
cased was traced out by Sergeant Thomas, and
after a full investigation of all the cirennoilances
the caso, was committed to prison by Alderman
Thompaon, of do Ninth ward, in default of $2,000
bail, to answer at court the charge preferred against
On Titanlay, Sergeant Thomas, from information
in his possemion, was led to believe that a largo
amount of counterfeit money was secreted at the
Nelson House, Salem, N. J., where the prisoner
formerly slopped. Without delay ho proceeded
I to this place, and by the dint of extraordinary
exertion and vigilance, succeeded in discover.
ing a very large number of well-executed colon
terfolt AUKIIINUI half dollars, some dated 18.;:t.
and 601110 ($l a later date, which had been carefully
concealcd in one of the upper rooms of the Nel s on
Henze This counterfeit coin is now in the pos,es
' Mon of Sergeant Thomas, who will probably to day
or to•morrew deliver up his prisoner into the hand.,
01 the °timers ot the United States Court. We can
not too highly commend the vigilance displayed by
Officer Thomas, and thank him in the name of the
oomumnity, for the SIRTCFS which has attended hit
efforts, thus far, to break up n mod dangerous class
of counterfeiters.
Explosion—About four o'clock yesterday
aftornoon, there was a terrible explosion in the
east avenue of the Arcade, resulting in considera.
We injury to two person., 1101110 d Joseph hicks and
and Joseph Dowell. It appears that Mr. Kieh l ,
Ind rented a small store, and wits, with Dowell,
about opening it to receive hi., stock; he ignited
a match for the purpose of lighting the gas, when
suddenly they Weto blown into the avenue. Mr
Kicks woo burned about the face and bend., and
otherwise injured. Mr. Dowell bad his left scut
broken by coining In contact te ill the door, The
explosion was monad by the gas escaping from a
connection hole in the main pipe, and accumula
ting in the room. Megirs Moore and Maneuvre,
of the Reserve Corp.., were promptly on the spot,
and tendered valuable service to the injured men.
Haydn', Grand Maye.—On Smithy Ilaydn's
ii rand Mass, one of the mod sublime of modern
musical compositions, will be performed by ellicient
solos, choruses, and orchestia, at the Catholic
Church of St. Philip de Ned. Dr. Cunuington
will be the conductor, and n musical treat of the
very highest order may be confidently anticipa•
tcd. R e are informed by the liar. Mr. Cantwell,
that the service will commence exactly at hair
y/Ist ten o'clock in the forenoon, and moo fw•
eounuodatlon will cheerfully provided for such
Protestants as may desire to attend on this most
Literesting OC(14.11011.
Tribute front Insurance rompinter.—Three
insurance companies of thi. city hare pi - muted
Dept Jos. L Nsbro with a silver pitcher, bearing
n icelarative inscription, in acknowledgment of his
skill and good tannage:Tient in bringing safely into
title pert the barque Irma, with her cargo, after
she had run upon the reefs of the island of St
Salvador. Ito kept control of the property so did.
molly as to enable him to reduce the claim of
the wreckers to a comptuNation for services ren•
tiered, and not to salvage "
City Councils.--Both branches of Councils
will meet at three o'clock this afternoon. The
oonsidoration of several very important ordinances
and resolutions still probably occur. The oral
nanceprovlding for the abolition of the Department
of the Board of Boalth rill no doubt attract
marked attention.
Pumtnirt.nata, December 9, 1857.
"A. F. Doe Santos, for himself, and form% other
stockholders of the Bank of Pennsylvania as may
desire to become parties to the Ault, has filed a bill
In equity, applying for an injunction upon the
Dank of Pennsylvania, and the appointment of a
receiver. In the bill the petitioner oharges that
the capital and surplus of the bank have been
greatly impaired or wholly lost ; that the bank is
in a failing condition ; that its funds have been
loaned to irresponsible persons upon insufficient
securities; that large sums of money have been
loaned to directors, end that the late president,
Mr. Allibone, was suffered for a long time to keep
the key of a safe in which securities were deposit
ed, until the time of his departure for Europe,
while the character of the contents was known
only to himself.
"Ile further charges that the bank has suspended
specie payments, and refuses to pay its depositors
and note-holders; that the bank will not take Its
notes and the Auks of depositors in;payment of
debts, but has hypothecated its discounted bills,
thereby incurring a risk of the expense of Mtge
lion to the detriment of the stockholders; that
since the suspension its notes have been issued to
purchase specie, thereby increasing its liabilities;
that it has no credit, receives no deposits, and dis
counts no bills; and that it is not probable that it
will resume business.
lie adds, that by reason of the wrongfulness
of the transactions of the bank, they have been
kept secret from the stockholders, and he there
fore prays that the bank and its directors may he
severally interrogated respecting them; and
charges that the assets of the bank have bean and
are being squandered by its officers without regard
to the interest of the stockholders or the creditors.
Its charges that the officers and directors, know
ing the condition of the bank, permitted debts to
ha incurred, its funds mismanaged, and its pro
perty improperly dlsp-wed of, whereby they have
made themselves personally liahle topay the debts
incurred during the time they were directors. and
prays that the court will direct them to io so.
"lie tiles a series of interrogatories to which he
prays that the defendants be severally required to
tile answers. The interrogatories are chiefly based
upon the charges made as above set forth, tending
to elicit information as to the assets, transactions,
borrowers, and liabilities of the bank, and the
operations of its late president. The final intone
story asks if the bank is able to resume banking
/118ii1088, if it intends to do so; and if it does, on
what capital or means the same is to be attempted.
The writ is to be direeted to Thomas Athlone,
William °eine, John Farman, Thomas A. New
hall, Charles Sinniokson, William P. Newlin, Ar
thur IL Nowell, Lawrence Lewis, Franklin Fell,
IL Messithert, George W. Childs, John 1) Taylor,
William E. Backer, and the Bank of Pennsyl
Now that the lawyers are brought in, a stop will
be probably but to the nursing process by which
the present management have been trying to make
good the doubtful assets of the Bank of Pennsyl
vania. and save something from the wreck upon
which to rebuild the concern. All who era familiar
with banking operations know, that by proper re
newals of obligations, getting payments on ac
count, and increase or improvement of collaterals,
much may be saved that would be certainly lost
by violent or pressing measures; and in such a
course as this, and an ultimata payment of
a small sum on each share, we have supposed that
this Lank might, after a time, be enabled to re
sume its regular ',minas. As it seems that we
tenet have banks, we had hoped that something
might be saved for the many trusts, estates, and
charities which have been induced to buy the
stock of the Bank of Pennsylvania, confiding in its
heretofore high reputation. Careful management,
and a stern determination never to issue another
smell note, might yet resuscitate tho institution:
but how any body is to be benefitted by giving it a
course of law, except the legal gentleman who are
so fortunate as to be retained, we confess ourselves
at a lose to comprehend.
Samuel V. Merrick, Esq., has resigned the posi
tion he has so ably occupied, as President of the
sunbury and Erie Railroad Company. One of the
most active and able of the gentlemen connoted
with this enterprise, V. 11. Moorehead, Erg , suc
ceeds hint In the Presidency, while Mr. Merrick
retains his place in the Board.
The Pennsylvania State Treasury reports—
Receipts of the year, including lost
balance $5 076,415 G 2
Expenditures of the year 5.407,276.79
Balance in the Treasury, Dee. 1, '57 $:,89,13S 26
The following-named gentlemen were on Mon
day elected directors of the Pittsburgh and Con
nellsville Railroad Company:
Benj. 11. Latrobe, Thomas Bakowell. Joseph
Ponnook, Samuel Long, Win. J. Anderson. Chas,
R. Paulson, William Phillips, Alexander Miller,
Pan. R. Davidson, Cyrus P. Markle, Benjamin
Deford of Balt., Win. F. Murdock. do.
The following are the footings of the Boston
Bank statement for the pact week :
Nor 30. Dee 7.
eepi tat $31,900.000 ;31,960,000
Leans and thret4 50.743,000 50,822,000 Ise 5131.000
Specie 1,160,700 1.203,000 luc. 105.800
Doe fin other lilts 15,947,603 6.350 000 Inc 333000
Duo 'to other like 4.277,000 4,172 :500 Dec 101 600
15,131,714 16,156,500 lue ♦50,760
0,010,500 8,236,000 Inc. 219.643
December 9, 1851.
I) po it ..
Reported by R. Manly, jr., Stork Broker, No.
801 Irdnut Street.
1000 Lehigh Val R G.. 64 l, 6 Penn R 35.33%
lON Bcll.l Nay . 1i'3'32...u1S 0 do 26
2000 N Peon R Se 52 5 N Penn R 34,
54.10 do . 62 50 :kiny! Nor pfJ 65,171 do 52 40 do 15.175 e
500 Union Canal C.. 3SIO Rear Mend It 5341,
WOO Jo '39 10 do -52 X
K;1------ _ _ _
60 do
10 1:In3 It
0 do
g -
1000 kw, 11 is,‘
300 Penu Us Bit
0 Pauli II $5.38,4'
8 .% I
5 Penn R
.A 3 Reading 8...354,.213
•00 N Peon 11. 64 '2
600 do
1000 Penu It 64 2,11art.75 2 ,
1000 do ...tllcurt.76N,
TOW Pena 0.
9 Pion Pt 394;
60 do IV;
10 do 435,
3 do ..•. ....... 33N;
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10 N Peon It 9•,
E.O Reading P. ..... ....%ti
4 Bank of Penn 13,,4
I.elug,h VII It 64.0t,'
I Peon 1t......
1 do
Rld Asked,
U Rtatei 04' 18.110
Bid. Asked.
Sc N 6a 'B2 prat 17 17 X
Wrnsplit Nine 1112 13'
So leteaort7'B7o X7l
de do 21m LO 11
Long' island .... 9X 9 1 „
Viekabunr ex 7
Girard Bank. 9 9%
Lehigh Lee X 1
Union Canal 3X 4X
New Creek
Catwriseri II D.. 6 y 7
rbilatl . 4 lut 0.883; 84
" 1t14.834S 84
N 014.91 92
Per phylr 6'e....81 t, 9113;
Reedinglt .6 s' 2d rf
Je lineda '7O 71 76
do t CAV.14.51 87
P4uus RN 48 33
Morrie Caul Cull 45 47
Schu NOs 82 —.Bl w 811;
" k1uek.....10 11
(Reported fur The Pres,. I
COULON PLEAS--Judges Thompson and Ludlow.
—At the opening of the court the teritolaii list
was called, and in consequence of exceptions not
being Mea, come of the cases went over until
Saturday next. Judge noniron intimated that
he bad inadvertently tiled rcrttoraii day too near
the first day of tent
'labia, Corpus. --Commonwealth
The defendant was charged with violating the
law rotative to the inspection of liquor! lie had
been formerly appointed a deputy whiskey in
spector, but had been removed. It i+ alleged that
ho impeded, marked. and charged his fees for in
spection of several barrels of whiskey belonging
to a person mimed Dock. The court reserved its
deeidon. David Webster, EN , for plaintiff"; F.
C Brewster, E<q , for defendant.
Qusnren Set luN s—Judge Allison —Thomas
Madden was acquitted of the larceny of a coat.
John Moore was acquitted of the larceny of pig
Joseph Hermon was convicted of tha larceny of a
umbrella. tiantenced to nine months' imprison
Ann McCann wna 00111ietel of the larceny of a
gcli witch Sentenced to eighteen menthe im•
itobinron pleaded guilty of the larceny
of is gold watch. benteneed to ono year in the
eastern penitentiary.
eorgo Hilt it tia acquitted of an aa,..ault and ha
tery on SainuLl Slietzfine.
Christian Norman was acquitted of an assault
and battery on WlPinta Serb'''.
Charles iturk was found guilty or the larceny
of pork. Sentenced to one month's imprison
Thos. Marshall was acquitted of en assault and
battery on Thounts
Henry Shivers was convicted of the larceny of A
eandlestund Sentenced to six tuonthe hi the east
ern penitentiary
Jecoei naq enneicteil of burglary. in en
tering the hove of Mr.. hymn hlenteueeil de
Attelilies tireen WAS cent feted of the lareeey
Lra~a corks Seeto need to Nix month. , in the ea.
ern penitentiary.
Wi n‘r• , na , December 9—Evening.—The wet
weather hee interfered wharf operators, and the
markets generally hate been quiet to day. In
Dreadduffs there are but few chat, e s, about Italy
this good Ohio extra Flour sold at $5 371; 600 Vas
do at a private bargain; 200 bbls. at and
2(111 tibk tuperfine at S 5 per bbl., the market at
the c h ose having more sellers than buyers at these
figure,' 'fbe local trade eontinues light at from
t, 50 per hut., according toldands and
quality ltya Flour is not much inquired for, and
held at $1 2.5 per bbl. Corn Meal continues dull
at .3; n sale of 300 bbls Vennsyl‘ anis meal is
reported, at a price kept private. Wheat 10 1701
wattled nod dull at former quotation', with sales
of only about 2,500 bu at Ile al leo for fair to goad
red, 131a122e for white, .+nd forchotee do,
the letter for Kentucky Corn is lower, and about
400 hu hats been sold at for Delaware,
and :,4e for Jersey yellow. Some sales of old Corn
have been made at 71,7:4: is gore. Oats are quiet
at tie for Southern Rye is wanted at 7,,a78c.
but there + not much offering. Dark has declined
to $24 for tint quality Quereitron, with small sales.
tiroceries and Trovtaions—very little doing, anti
the latter yen' dull, prices generally favoring the
boyors, Mes3l , ork being ofortd at $1C1) per bbl,
end Lard 101a10?c per lb. Seeds are quiet, and a
small bniino4 doing in Cleyeneed f. 51,14.51 per I
bit. Whiskey is steady at etc for drudges, 22e for
hbds, and 211a2,te for bbl 3.
DAY, Dee. 9.—At market, Reeve+, 2,20; Cows,
17 , Peals, 184 ; Sheep, 7,789, and Swine, 7,268,
which shows a decrease from last week of 544
Beeves, and an increase of JB Cons, 115 {'sale, 27.1
Sheep, and 4,218 Swine.
Beef cattle, for good grades, advanced one
quarter of a cent per pound. For inferior animals
the market remained the selfless la-t week. Sheep
advanced 25 cents per head. Yeats and Cows stood
at former quotation. , , tied Swine fell a trifle, owing
to the largo supply.
The quotations fur Beeves were, for the cbeiceof
the yard. 11Ie; nith most of the sales fur prime at
11c, and from this Oguro downward according to
grade. Movers generally found it difficult to re•
alize 110 fur superior animals. Cows were bringing
$25a5115; Vole, 51e7in n'beep, PK and Swine
411451 c,
(Correspondence of The Prase.)
Naw Yoita, Dee. 9-5.20 P. M.
The day was not more thoroughly glimay and
drear than the fates of most of the bank ;tenth.-
men under the influence of the castigation in
flicted on them by the President and Secretary of
the Treasury. While affecting to pooh-pooh the
whole matter, and make people believe that their
wisdom is superior to that of every one else, (their
work for the last three months is eonyincing proef
of this,) they are very uneasy, and galled at the
position they ocetipy, atlgniallud, as they Justly
are, as the primary cams of oar monetary and In
dustrial troubles.
Nine men out of ten arc enthusiastic In their
laudation of the masterly views of the Chief
Magistrate and hie Secretary, and even men
who condemn the Rawls part of the Message
consider that more than redeemed by the wisdom
and truth of the financial part. Personally, lam
delighted. The Presidential views are those which,
with my vastly inferior ability, I steadfastly main
tained in my lettere to Tun Passe for the last
three months, and which every honest man must
advocate. I sincerely trust that Congress will do
its duty, and that our newly elected State Legisla
ture will fitly rebuke the banke and punish them
for their revolutionary insolveney, and rebuke
the judges for their volunteered and extra-judicial
sanction of a clear and nand stakable violation of
the exprees law of the State.
The weather to-day has added, if that were poe
eiblee to the etegnatim of the money market.
Every one of thy friends to whom I usually apply
for information meets me with the answer, "No
thing iedoing Nothing can be done, unless on
the deposit of collaterals, which are net to be had.
Money is a drug. There is a glut of it; but no ens
will part with it, and everybody distrusts Ida neigh
bor, and hoe a vague apprehension of something
very had happening in England orou the continent
of Europe."
The dreadful something that is to happen is
looked for now more from France than from
England, and I am murh inclined to think
there is some reason for the fear, though not to the
extent that capitalists seem to think. New tali
nese, new enterprises of any kind, aro out of the
question here. Our only occupation, if money is
doe us, is trying how to getit, and if we owe any, is
how we can most easily pay it. Liquidation is the
order of the day, and in all probability will con
tinuo to he so for some menthe to come.
The Bank of New York has published a notice
that the second e ettstelment of twenty 6V6 dollars
a share on the new Meek subscription, payable
second of January, will not be required until fur
ther notice. The bank bills of the Hudson River
Bank, discredited soma time since, are again re
deemed at par by the MetroNlitan. Mr. Carrigan,
the receiver of the Mechanics' Banking Associe
lion, hopes to be nide to pay off the rernaintne 20
per cont. due the depositors of that institution.
lie says there isnot suordeban it:10,000o( theeiren
!alien now outstanding% The depositors owe a
debt of gratitude to the energy and zeal of this
intelligent guardian of their meas.
L. foreign exchange there was a slightly in
crewed demand this morning for bills, and 101
was paid for favorite names. Gold, however, was
more an favor with remitter/, and the Africa took
out to-day $1,891,509.71 in specie, and engage
ments are already made of large sums for Satur
day and Wednesday next. The elearing bouts
settlement to-day was le follows $12,710,901.02.
Valences, 5759,94.00. The Sub-Treasury opera
tions were: receipts, $08,160 7a; payments, $73.-
216.88; balance, 53,930,72L39. The customs re
ceipts from duties were 15 . 62,00.
The etoek market is very unsettled, and the bu
siness small. Outsiders are shy of mast stock;,
and the brills are beginning to tire of bearing the
whole load on their own shoulders. The bears are
beginning to boek up. and come out, And I than
he much mistaken of they do not mon begin to
operate sneeessfully. Ititnots Centre was the
greatest sufferer to-day. Indeed, there is a gene
ral decline. At the mooed board N. Y. Central
closed firmly at 74; Erin wad weak at 151 ; Illinois
Central closed at 85 (and few buyers* Chicago
and R. L, at 731; Michigan Southern preferred
stock at 321; and Panama 92.
There is a rumor that a eompany is being fennel
under the anspiem of Col Stashes's, to revive the
Nicaragua line of boats, independent of the rival
companies who have been fighting ea long.
10000 Tenn ds. '9O at ;IVO Eric Itailreal lo;
4000 do 631 0 100d0 alO 164
I: 000 Virginia 64 - 6'44,1160 d o b.)] I6}
1000 do 65%1120 do b 3 16 r,
3000 do SS hi do 16‘;
1010 Ilisa,suri Ca 755 90,) do
7000 do 70 5 Sixth Ar R tia
20001 Kentucky IA Ca 100 10 N Haven & RtW 111
2600 do VI 100 50 Reading R al5 313
200.) Hudson Rir dm 54 75 alien S.tN In II b 1 lit
t 310.0 Harlem lm 06;150 do
, 11000 111 Cun lids 02 ilOO Mich S&Nto PI
5000 BIX i6O do
1000 Gal & Chic. lm 90 50 Panama R 9.1
3:100 Gal & Chic 2 ,, 00 6.5 do 01 s,
10 Penn* Cool Co 60 50 Illinois Central 5.5
200 Pacidu 31 SSCo 60 12 Galena & Chicago 70
100 Canton CO 1.60 17!(, 7 do 72X
40 Comb Coal 911 - 1100 Mar Pal It 12
50 N Y Can R 130 7:1 250 do )11
50 do haw 74 1200 do .60 41
lee do sew 7t 3) Chic .k Ilk hi It 71%
160 do 741 96 La Cros. ktil It 101,
350 do 14 !TN do 10,
2:4 do 830 72 :SO do
et - oTTON continues, quiet and Irregular. We quota
Now TOOK C 1.1331,10031031.
I - plants. Florida 3fobile. 54.0 /L- Tees,.
Ordinary 9%
..4 . 6.. e.t 0 % fig
-11 11h,
1 ' /2"
1air.,.... 11 ti 12%
Ftoce, &c —The demand forWestera meal Flour is
Innitsd ; owing to the storm the artirala are not large.
We have no change to make in oar quotations The
inquiry is waned to the home and Eastern !ride.
The sales are 600 bbl., at $4 60254 70 for common to
good State; $ 4 .80a54 05 for extra do; $4 60454 7u for
imperil. Indiana mai Michigan; $43OdS3 60 for extra
do ; 25.,55.85 for common to good extra Ohio; $5 81
or for good to choice do; j 5 Beet: SO for St. Louts
brands, and $5.10 $7.7.3 for *atm Genesee.
Canadian Flour it without important change—the in•
quay light; sales of 500 bbls at It a TA for toper
tine' and $.5.156 50 for extra do.
Southern Flour it dull and hoary—the arrivals are
foir, sale., of 700 at $5 20a$5 30 for wised to
good brands Baltimore, and $5 40a5d 35 for the better
Rye Flour is rery quiet at $3.30154 35. Corn Meal
la move plenty at 01 40 for Jersey, and $2 h 5 for Brandy
wine. Buckohest Flour is plenty, at $2 12%a $2 23 1P"
Gall v—The arrivals of Wheat are fair. ant holler/
ere disposed to realise—the inquiry is wifely for export.
The sal. o are 2-4,000 bus, at $1.`24 fur common Southern
white; 46 for good white Kentucky: $ll3 for rod
Indium ; Ste for Chimps spring; llt for rotornuu
white Canadian; $1 40 for Iftebigan, and $1311.02 for
Milwaukee club.
Rye it in fair supply and is (lead, ;
mart of '2,1,70
to At 76e. Bark, it firm and in fair d emand—sales of
6.000 boo at 70,01.15. Reeler malt is quiet at 90o9:2;
White brans are in fair demand at $1 37 % ad' SO pt •
Canadian Polo ere in fair supply; toilet at Vogl Of.
Sonthero black-evcd peat are saleable at r.. 7.5 a t,3 per
hog of 2 bus Oita are inactive at 284141 c for Joraey
4244de for State, and &Salle for Western
Corn is rather lower—the arrivals are fair—the 'la
ntana is confined to the knese bade. Salsa cl 17.4t - .0
bush at 30e for Western mimed , 12e fur old Southern
white, and ill na2c for'doyellow , sad 624407 c Ist u.w
Southern and Jersey yellow.
Pitorl3looA —The demand is limited. aul prltet ti 711
tout downward—the arrival. of co:tett-Yam Lair. Sales
of 270bLls atstt,ostf 75 for country and rite :n e ts, $l3
for thin meal ;) $l4 O&M 50 for tonsil,"
and city prime; 113 50.0;13 75 for clear. Prime me 34
scarce an-t nominal.
Beefs freely offersd, and it heavy with eats a lira:lel
local demand—tale. of 140 bbla at 05 76050 76 for
eousitry prime: 2140 for do mast; sllosl3 for re
peko,l eettern mess, and $14a2.14 60 fur extra Chinsgo.
Prime m 2.4 13 inactive at flis&p24. Beef hams are
dull sod hearr—salet of SO Gila at Skald SO. Cut
meets are hatiy—tales of 1:0 hhdri and tea at 7&734c
for thouldars, ant 9%010c fur hams Drettei hogs art
lot fir and dull—tales at 15Y01,,c
Lord is firm; the supply of prime Is light—lulu of 110
bldt sod let At 104204„e Butter to fair demand at 17e
fur Ohio, Cod 14 er2ot:: for Stole. Chefs it salcalle ut
6.164,,e and ehoice ot Site
Firm the Marrirunturg (Ve 1 Talley Dent Tat )
The subject -matter of the latter of dlr. Hunter
ditTors very little in itpiniou with our own We
,ire f.,rced, however, to Diller with the honorable
s e nato r in regard t, the intmission of the Consti
tution to popular ritifleation. The refusal of the
Corn eution to submit the Constitution to the
people of Kansas would, he a violation of the
Itetoocratie interpretation pliaarl upon the Kette3S-
Nebralks. act, and the repeated pledges made by
the party to the people In all the discussions up, a
the question, and a violation of the fundamental
(totems of cur system of government. It was
the intention and duige, if not the express words,
of the Kansas-Nebraska bill, that the Coaati
tution should be submitted to the people; tut if
the Contention arrogates to itself the power to
Itrut a C , nstitution.can it be rightfully touter...led
that the pe,4,te th“nselver eoatrelled and al:pled
their o n organic law' Ua the a.intrary, it et.A.:ll
be a removal from the contrail of the people. act a
deprit elk.° of the privilege of ratrte,g 14,0 the
action of their re l resentatives. It it is an
friogement u , ,an the powers of an ierhoste State
fur CiingrrY• io require a pq..ilar ratifsatiitn, hew
conies it that the honorable ltenat.r did not Mitt
the Minnesota hill. which required the Constitu
tion to Lo submitted to the tootle' If Congress the rower in one instance, it might sure
ly everePo it in the case of Kansas, eeproially
when it is known that the eentiteent of the Con
vention LI iu direet conflict with that of the pe: , ple.
[Prow the Milwaukee NeW.l
Ur Justwe Story lays "The true view to be
taken of our State Constitutions is that they are
forme of bio%erninent ordained and eitablished by
the people, iu their original sovereign ear,teity, to
prouwto their own happiness. and pa:T.:ate/My to
eeeure their Tights,, indspendet and
et welfare. - -tritowt Ck , 6lLitttli . 3l3,
344 I
The power to ordain and" testa with
the people, and hi+ ia so inetan:e in the history
of the country, 1.,r0 dOrgstel 14 any tepee
sentiti.e body. The duty of a Constttuti,nal
Convention is to j...pare a form of tiorern
meet, not to zee Such has always teen
the pr,vince these as:sewClic& :cab •as
the 8.,1e dory of the Calhoun Cc.nrent::n in
Kan u. So Note: to adopt their own were was
delegated to the numbers Sal!, in dtaanze if a!I
precedent, all law. and all right, they &ilea:III to
deny to the pix.p.:e even the prifaegt of rer.e.e.
and direct the Enllote to be so prepared that ro
vote C.lO 14 0381 Spirit the in_ttratnect which if
to constitute the fundamental law of the sew
We do net hesitate to yrononnee the ecaree of
the Convention a departure from the bus of tre
mor:ratio jxdiey, ► violation ct the irinriples el the
hantas-hebraitka act, and so outrage upun the
people of Kansas.
The clergyman of a county village, repro.
hending one of his patiNhioners for quarrelling
with his wife so Icndly and so frequently AS to
be a source of perpetual disturbance to the
neighborhood, in the course et his exhortation
remarked that the Scriptures declared that man
and wife were one. "Aye, that may Le, sir,"
answered Hodge, r , but if you were to go by
when I and my wife are at it, you'd think there
were tneuty of us."
Genius lights He own fire, but it LI congentlg
Colluoting the materials to keep illYe the fame,