Newspaper of The Washington Standard, January 19, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated January 19, 1861 Page 2
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THE W.WHIMiTON STAMIAItt). SATURDAY, JANUARY R.», IMN. '•Til.' people ol* these Ullilet State-" MM' tin 1 rightful ni.l.-tcr- lit' IMIIII ("iinjrrc-sc-i unit Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution. Imt to over tlirow llic men who pervert the t'im.-titutiim.' AIIIIAMAM l,:xrot.x. Indian Affairs in Oregon and Washington. "We give place to the following ex tract from the Report of the Commis sioner of Indian affairs, emhodyingsill that relates to this Superintendeney. We feel assured that the information it contains will prove of sulHcient in terest to our readers, to justify the room devoted to it. It is collated from the annual report of the Oregon and Wash ington Superintendent, Rev. K. R. Geary, ami. the reports of the various agents and sub-agents on duty in said Superintendeney to that officer. The Commissioner says: The report of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Oregon and Wash ington Territory contains a graphic and interesting history of Indian affairs within his superintendeney during the p »st year. Ten treaties were negotiated with va rious Indian tribes in 1854 mid 1855, but not ratified until March and April, 185S>, ami for fulfilling these, appropri ations were only made during the last 8 (sston of Congress. This delay oeca .s'oned discontent and doubt in the minds of the Indians, and fear that the country occupied by them would be taken possession of by the whites, with out their obtaining the consideration .specified in the treaties, created such excitement among them that the peace of the country WHS threatened, afid the danger only averted by the conciliatory conduct of the several Agents and the presence of a Military force in that region. The action already taken to carry out the stipulations of the treaties referred to, will it is believed, re-assure the var ious tribes of the friendship of the Gov ernment, and tend to restore and con tinue the amicable relations which Jiiive been interrupted in consequence of the delay in the ratification of those treaties. The Indians in this Superintendeney aire estimated at thirty-eight thousand isouls. Of these, seven thousand are in Oregon, and thirty-one thousand in Washington Territory. There are three thousand Indians tupon tiie Coast Reservation in Oregon. Of these one thousand one hundred and thirty-four (1,134) are provided for l»y trcaty'sti pu lat ion s, and one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six (l,80t») are unprovided for. These latter were col lected at Fort Vinpqua during the troubles of 185/S—«», where they were clothed and fed by Government appro priations for two years. These appro priations having been withheld, the Superintendent is without the means of supplying their necessities. The Indians at the Grand Rondo and Silet/. agencies, can be subsisted with but little assistance from the Gov ernment, as the crops at these points :arc reported to have yielded abundant .harvests. The " Gooses" and " Unipqtias," re cently removed to the " Alcoa," in pur suance of instructions front this office, are reported to be in a suffering condi tion, owing to a total failure of the crops at that point. To relieve their present necessities and to provide for their wants during the Winter, the Su perintendent was prompted by humane .consideration to authorize the local agent to purchase supplies, and sug gests that an appropriation be made by Congress at nit early day to reimburse the amount thus expended. The reports of Agents Miller and Newcombe and sub-Agent Sykes, con tain information in detail respecting the management of Indian affairs on the Coast Reservation the past year. The Warm Springs reservation, se lected for the use of the Indians of middle Oregon, parties to the treaty of .Tune 23rd, 1855, has Itecn occupied aince 1850. Buildings have been erect ed atid other improvements made, and H'lceess has rewarded the efforts of the Indians to cultivate the soil. They were embarrassed by delay in tlio rati fication of their treaty, and their fail ure to receive the protection of the troops that had been frequently ap plied for. The Snake Indians, their hereditary enemies, are continually depredating upon them, and by their frequent in cursions they arc kept in constant ap- Itrehension. During the absence of the {eservation Indians on a hunt, the Snakes made a descent upon the Agen cy, drove off the cattle and horses be longing to the Government and Indians, killed or captured a few women and children remaining at home, plundered the agency, and compelled the Agent and employees to flee for safety. Directions were subsequently given the Agent to establish his headquarters itt this Reserve. This being done, the Indians were induced to return and re sume their work in the cultivation of the fields. Their confidence was par tially restored, but the Snakes continu ing their annoyances, the Superinten dent, in .lune last, attempted to discov er their rendezvous, and, if possible bold a council with them, with a view t.> induce them to cease their continual warfare upon the tribes who are in junitv with the I nited Stat • . llew: - unable to lint! them sifter rceoniioiter ing nineteen diivs witli a military force, and returned home, It'uvin«; tin* iuili tary in the field engsiged in opening an emigrant wsigon road 1 liroiivrli the Willamette Valley. Two days after tin; Superintendent loft, the military wore attacked by a huge body of Snakes, who, owing to the rugged rhaiwter of the country, were enabled to escape with but little punishment. Following closely upon the returning troops, these adroit and daring savages made a sudden attack upon the Warm Spring Reservation, ami drove off all the stock found there. The Superintendent reports that these repeated disasters on the Reser vation leaves no alternative to its aban donment t but the establishment of a military post for its protection. These Indians, though known as "Snakes," must not be confounded with the "Sho-shonees" and " l»an naeks," or " Snakes oft he Rocky Moun tains." The latter are all well' moun ted, and procure subsistence by hunt ing buffalo on the betid waters of the Yellowstone, while the former tire a miserable race who subsist upon roots and insects, except where successful thieving expeditions furnish them bet ter food. The Indians with whom the treaty of 15th .June, 1855, was concluded, are reported as being very tractable in their disposition. The remote distance at which they are located front evil in fluences, and the aptitude evinced by them in adoption ol the dress and forms of civilized life, encourage the hope that they will make rapid improvement. The protection of the Government should not longer be withheld from them. The rmatilla Reservation is describ ed as being most abundantly adapted to the purposes for which it was select ed. Being well watered, containing timber and much fertile land and excel lent natural pasturage, ample for graz ing large herds of cattle and sheep, it is regarded as posse'suing superior ad vantages, and would soon be self-sus taining. It borders upon the white set tlements. which, its well its the reserva tion, would seem to require military protection against the Snake Indians, who inhabit the adjacent country beyond the " lllne Mountains." The Nez I'eree i are located upon a reservation of immense area, and great natural resource?, embracing extensive pastures and agricultural tracts, abun dance of game and fish, while forests of pine, cedar and larch, found along tiie course of Clear-water river, with the timber of the mountains, would yield a permanent income to the tribes, the streams being adapted to rafting, and navigable for hattoaux. The Nez I'crces are reported as hav ing generally adopted civilized dress, and a considerable number profess Christianity, and are exemplary in their conduct, although for thirteen years they have been without any white teacher of religion. The various tribes confederated tin der the name of the Yakima nation, are on a reservation east of the Cascade mountains, having an area of about eight hundred square miles, of which the Siincoe valley is the chief inhabit able part, and where the Indians tire located. These Indians—parties to the treaty of the tub of June, 1855—were ail among the hostilcs during the late In dian war. The survivors are said to be fully sensible of their folly, and ap preciate the advantages of peace. They sire considered sis entirely sub dued, and are subservient. Although inferior to other interior tribes in their physical and mental powers, it is believed thsit marked suc cess will attend the efforts to carry out the policy of the Govcrumcut in rela tion to them. The continued incursions of the In dians residing beyond our territorial limits are referred to by the Superin tendent, who reports that constant col lisions occur between them and the In dians at the Reservations, and that the lives ami property of the white settlers are jeopardized. The employment of a small swift war steamer is again recommended for service agsiinst the "outside barbsir isins" of Puget Sound. lu consequence of the failure of Congress to provide for the employ ment of additional agents in Washing ton Territory, the different tribes with whom we have treaty stipulations and for whom the additional agents were intended, have been transferred to sin other Reservation with other bands not embraced in any treaty. It is impor tant thsit sill the Indians in Oregon and Washington Territory, not provided for by existing treaties, should be ne gotiated with, at an early day, and con federated with those bands and tribes already removed to and supported upon the Reservations now established, and appropriations should be inside bv Con gress to meet the expenses incident to such negotiations. jgtjT' We arc informed that the pub lic will he entertained with a debate upon the right of a State to secede, be fore the Alphean Society, on Monday evening next. Speakers—Messrs. S. (Jarficlde, T. M. Reed and others. tOT* Gov. Francis Thomas of Md., has been appointed Sec. of the Treasu ry, in plnee of IL>n. 1 Towel 1 Cobb, re -'■•Hcd. Ths British Colonist and Mr. Hyatt. In a recent number of the Pritish (',fum'sl, an article entitled " Washing ton Territorial Legislature," gives an improper impression of a short edito rial note, accompanying the report of certain remarks made by Mr. Hyatt, in our Legislative Assembly. Mr. Hy att is a representative from Whatcom countv, which Americans in this.Tcrri %■ ' tory as unanimously believe, includes the Island of San .Inan within its boundaries and limits, as that Victoria is situate upon Vancouver Island. We took occasion to approve the general vein and sentiment of Mr. H's speech ; but we expressed a doubt as to the pol icy of that gentleman using terms of reproach against individuals entrusted with the administration of Pritish Col onial affairs. Had we then known that several of that gentleman's constituents had recently been removed from their settlements on San Juan Island, by the 100 marines on duty there, as an " army of occupancy," making u reservation of sonic eighteen miles square, we could have found extenuation for the feeling he displayed. Put as it was, we expressed no doubt whatever that the Pritish authorities deserved unqual ified condemnation by every American. Our only doubt was whether any good would result by calling their officials hard names. The Colonist admits that in 18">8, the course of those authorities deserved and received the censure of all people, was discountenanced by the Pritish gov ernment, and was abandoned. For this reason Mr. 11. has no further rea son for complaint. Hut it seems to for get, that Americans in 1S;"J» were pre vented from celebrating the birth-day of the immortal Washington. That although Victoria is a //•<< port, yet American vessels are obliged to pay s;*> for entering, while Pritish vessels are charged ?1 50. That the '■ Southern Poundarv Act, 1800," mid the comments upon it by the Pritish Colonist, in its weekly issue of Jan. *>th, 1801, establish the fact (hat the same narrow-minded, restrictive and unjust policy actuates the authori ties of that Colony in ISOI as in 1S">8. The Colonist justly condemns Gov. Douglas, first for evading a law. in order to tax Americans traveling through Pritish territory who cannot possibly enter their goods at Xew Westminis ter. Kccoitil, in his effort to subject American traders to such restrictions and exactions, as to amount to prohibi tion to them to import merchandise, thereby precluding competition with Pritish tnvlers. A\'o regret that tlio articles in lliiit issue on the " Southern Boundary trade" cannot appearnt length in this week's issue, from the crowded state of our columns, hut we really believe that (hose two articles have supplied Mr. 11. with all the evidence to make good his charge against the colonial authorities for the restrictive policy pursued towards Americans. Again, Americans have just occasion to complain of the conduct ot those same authorities in regard to the mur dercis of Hehroter and others. That conduct was shuttling and evasive, un worthy a Christian nation., a hope was held out to the authorities of this Territory that thoso pirates would he surrendered on requisition. Our effort to secure them, of course further in censed the Indians; failing to get them we are now the more subject to their depredations. Second, if they were not encouraged to escape by the authorities of the Island, no assistance was ren dered to bring the guilty to justice, and the omission thus to aid was equivalent to harlforing them. Does any sane man doubt for a moment that had the authorities of Vancouver's Island de sired the punishment of these heathen murderers, that they could possibly have escaped the just retribution they so richly deserved ? Thus aro those Indians taught that the British are their friends, ami the converse, that the Americans are enemies, naturally fol lows. This policy is useful in two ways. It secures Indian trade, it pre serves the friendship of these miscre ants. Heaven forbid ! they ever med itated the necessity of converting them to allies. Nor did wc intend to be considered as censuring Mr. 11. for ridiculing as utmiiril, the claim of Great Britain to the Island of San Juan. We think Great Britain lias not a shadow of title to that Island. AVo are of those who believe, the American title to Oregon, was clear and unquestionable up to .04° 40'. AVe regarded as a great blun der, the surrender of the Territory north of 4!>\ A CUT giving up that much, we are now averse to relinquish ing any tiling secured to us by tlic Treaty of 1840. That Treaty cvi (lcntly meant to give up the whole of Vancouver's Island OXI.Y, which had the parallel of -l!»° been continued to the Pacific Ocean, would have been divi ded between both nations. We protest against being made uttercrs of senti ments, which no fiiir-minded man, no American should entertain. We saw no advantage in Mr. Hyatt in our Leg islature saying Gov. Douglas was a ty rant, and unfit to govern ; but when so good authority as the Pritish Colonist proves him so, we will not differ with that journal. We thought these out rages condemned themselves, without the use of harsh phrases. That is all we meant. We are no defenders of the authorities of Vancouver's Island, or the Hudson's Pay Company. We therefore respectfully protest against any one imputing to us sentiments, we never meant to express. We regard the claim of Great Britain to San Juan Island as rapacious as it is unjust. We would unsparingly condemn the citi zen who attempts to wrong his neigh bor out of his farm or strip of land, without other title than mere coveting its possession. Why then palliate in a nation, what we condemn as criminal in an individual ? LKUISI.ATIVK. —We are again obliged ' to defer publishing this week much of our reports of Legislative proceeding!*. The news from the Federal capitol, and the Kast, is of such interest that our readers will pardon the preference it has in our columns. As an item of interest we will state that the Legislative As sembly in .Joint Convention, on Satur day, the 12th inst., eleited the following officers: George Gallagher, Territorial Printer; IT.l T . (5. Warbass, Treasurer; T. I'. Page, Prig. General; Kichard Lane, Q. M. General; P. ]{, Stone, Com. General; •!. I). Piles, ]). 11. Fer guson, (J. W. Gibson, Capitol Commis sioner. On the 10th Jan. Geo. Galla gher Fsq., sent to the assembly a com munication declining to qualify as Printer. No action as yet has been ta ken upon his resignation. JJoth Ilouses have evinced an unmis takaMc determination to discounten ance hereafter npplioations to the Leg islature for divorce. Several plans iiave been passed upon with great una nimity, wincing a desire to wipe out the disgrace of such Legislation. A disposition if. now manifested to do husines and we hope that much Legis lation of u practical and bot»ciici..l char acter, will 1 e uuisiMiiliia'cd yet nut by this Legislature. «#• FUOM THE IxTKitioiu—Favorable re ports continue of the Xez IVroe mines. Miners are making from §7 to #lO per day. A company is engaged in con structing a ditch. Miners continue to flock thither. A Walla Walla corres pondent of the Tiiius says the Indians are perfectly quiet and likely to contin ue so, notwithstanding reports to the contrary. Tliev are aware that they were never so well cared for as at pres ent. Another correspondent, writing the Ai/i'crHscr, says there is some dissat isfaction among the Indians. We are inclined to think that no fears need he apprehended of an outbreak. We have been shown by l'rof. Lippiucott specimens of writing by the members of his evening writing school. The proficiency attained by some of the scholars, in the short space of time the school has been in operation, is surpris ing. All who have tried to improve have made considerable advancement. gt#" The usual Friday afternoon lite rary exercises of the Institute will be held at the M. 12. Church on Friday evening next. The exercises will con sist of reading the Bouquet and Olym pian, declamation, and singing. We hope the youthful participants will be greeted by a large audience. S. W. MOORE'S SEED WAREHOUSE.— The annual catalogue of this eminent Seedsman appear* in another column. All seeds, grains and plants from this responsible house arc warranted. lie member, 110 California Street, below Montgomery, San Francisco. Send for a complete catalogue. No CAUSE TO BE THANKFUL. —The Press saws that Gov. AVhiteakor, of Or egon, has written to the "devil" of that olHco stating that he would not appoint a day of Thanksgiving, as the Democ racy have nothing for which to return thanks. FOUND. —On Tuesday, Jan. 15th, a Gold Pencil. The owner can have the same by calling at the STANDARD oißce and proving property. Arrival and Departure of the Mails. The Overland Mail Southward, ria Winsor's daily stages to Monticello, closes every evening at 7i o'clock. Sun days excepted, the stages leave every morning at 7 o'clock. We receive a daily mail from tho Columbia river every evening, Monday evening except ed, about 7 o'eloek. Weekly mail down the Sound, to Vfctomand uTter inediate ports, closes Sunday, at 4 o'- clock I*. M, and leaves every Monday by the Eliza Anderson, at 7 A. M. Overland Mail for Steilaeoom, leaves Olvmpia at 8 A. M., Mondays and Thurs days—returns leaving Steilaeoom every Tuesday and Friday about the same hour. Mail for Shoalwatcr Ihiv leaves Mon days, at 3 o'clock A. M. Coatcs* Semi-Monthly Mail to Oys terville, ria Gray's Harbor, leaves Olvm pia alternate Mondays, at 8 A. M., arriv ing at Ovstervillc at 3 P.M. on Wednes day. Leaves Oysterville every other Thursday at 7 A. M., arriving at Olym pia by Saturday, at 2 p. M. There is a Weekly Mail to Skookum Bay, and the Post Offices in Sawamish county. Received at Olvmpia on Thursday; the return Mail from this place leaves on Friday morning. Henry Winsor, Esq., Mail Contractor on the route between Olvmpia and Monticello, has kindly furnished us the following information: DISTAXC'F. TOTAI. !>. Olympiii to Tnmivnter 2 uiilcs miles Tiimwnter to llnilfrdcn's 15 " 17 llorlgilen's to Tillev's ,1 " 22 " Tillcv's to flrnnil MOIIIHI .1 " 27 " (iriiml MOIIIKI to Vim Wormer's... 5 " H'J " Vim Wormer's to Clai|uiito !• 14 41 " I'ln<|iiiito to McDonald's " 501 " Mc DonnM's to Drew's., H " 58.1 " Drew's to I'mnplirey's H " mil " l'mn|ilirey'a to t'listle Jlock 10 li 7CI " Castle Rock to Ohn|inrin's 0 " 82.'," Cliii|iiii in's to Montieello (i " BRJ " Schedule time, Olympia to Monti cello, 28 hours, returning in 30 hours. Trips daily, Sundays excepted, leav ing Olympia at 7 A. M. and Montieello at 11 p. M. Compensation, per annum, 911,008. Expiration of contract, Sept. 1804; commenced, Sept. 1800. Mr. Winsor also carries a mail from Olympia to Steilaeoom on Monday and Thursday of each week, returning to Olympia every Tuesday and Friday. Compensation per annum, $1,.'">38. He has also very recently commenced car rying a weekly Overland Mail from Steilaeoom to Seattle, leaving Steila eoom everv Fridav, and retnrninsr from »i ' ■ Seattle every Saturday. For this ser vice lite compensation its §744 per annum. G-.therings by the Wayside. The lime works on San Juan Island, make 500 bbls. per day. The bark Cora. 350 tons, which escaped from New York last winter, was recently captured off the coast of Africa, by the 11. S. ship ( oMtfelhition. She had a car go of 705 slaves on board. Col. .1 la ker was to spend Christinas, at Spring field, 111., on a visit to his mother. Senator Douglas says, ".Secession is an areliv, and it would bo better that a million of men should tall upon the battle-field, than that anarchy should prevail in this country." The Pacif ic Kail road bill passed the House, is the Curtis liill of lust Session. It ap propriates $120,000,000 and 120,000,000 acres of laud to build two roads. Col. Fremont left San Francisco on the steamer of the Ist, for Europe, on busi ness connected with the Mariposa es tate. Indigenous chestnut trees huve been found in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, California. A letter from Springfield, 111., says that Mr. Lincoln " does not recognize the right of a State to secede; but that he woidd not use coercion unless compelled to do so by the passage of a torce bill by Congress." A verdict has been rendered in fa vor of Mrs. Bnreli, at Chicago, who was charged with infidelity to her hus band. The main Croton water pipe burst recently in New York; within fifteen minutes thereafter, over 100 acres of land were inundated. Snow fell at the Dalles, during last week, to the depth of five inches. Wesley 11. Gosncll Esq., succeeds Col. Simmons, as Indian Agent, Puget Sound District. Gov. Seward says of the President's Message: " I think he has proved two things; Ist, That no State has ft right to secede, unless it wishes to ; 2nd, That it is the President's duty to en force laws, unless somebody opposes him." The South Carolina Con gressmen draw their mileage, although that State is out of the Union. On the 24th Nov. an immense rock fell at Niagara Falls. A short time before a large party had been walking under it. Lt. (Jen. Scott has expressed the opinion that additional forces should lie sent to South Carolina to protect the public property there. The President dissents. There was a foot-race in San Jose, Cal., a few days ago, for 000 a side. A native California!! won it by fifteen feet. The N. Y. Tri buite thus f peaks of a speech by Mr. Latham in the Senate: " Senator La tham impressively declared yesterdry the fidelity to the Union, of California. She will remain a part of the power whirl: am and which willhuihl ihcl'n. citfc ]{nil-r<nd." Silver nii.efshavo lu'cn discovered in the? vicinity of Gray's Harbor. A weekly line of staujos between the Dalles and AValla "Wafl.t, has been established.——l'. J. Malono Ks<j. is now editing the Albany, (Ogn.) Democrat. We have received ncoin mnnieation signed l>y a " Kiver Mem- Iter," who hails from Clark comity, lie denies having advised our citizens to petit ioiffbr a change of the ('ormtv Seat of Thurston county. If he dill not individually do it we did not allude to him, and we freely assure him hi* denial " lets liiin out;" hut an no re sponsible name accompanied the letter, the matter simply resolves itself tlnw (Dic-JifU) of that delegation is vol guilty. Lieut. Mullan, U. S. A. left Portland for Washington 1). C. on Monday, tho 14th inst., on the stumer Pacific.—lz. The'P. M. S. S. Co's. steamer Oregon, was advertised to leave San Francisco,. on the loth inst. later from the Atlantic Side. ST. LOUIS, Deeeuil)cr 20, 1860. A Correspondent of the New York Times says that conservative mcit find" very little cause tor confidence in the speech of Crittenden and hold that tho manner in which it was received fur nishes no indication of a disposition on the part of the Bepublicans to accede to the terms proposed; though some Southern Senators expressed the opin ion that it would be satisfactory to mod erate Southern States. The messenger with the vote of Louisiana, reports that tlie Legislature of that State refused almost unani mously to appoint Commissioners to the other States, being determined to act withour eonsultation. Mr. Hamlin, Vice-President eject, had a long eonferenee with General Scott. The General expressed the hope that the present ditHeulties would he overcome and settled, llamliu and Cass silso had an interview. An article in the Richmond JEnquirer recommends the seceding States to take Washington City, with the public build ings. It is laughed at in Washington City by Southern men, and Virginians expressed themselves ashamed of such puerile stuff. The New York World learns that the British and French Consuls at Charleston have been approached by the Secessionists, but they replied " that any eommuuication to them would be transmitted to the State Departuicut at Washington." In the Georgia Legislature one of the ablest Secessionists, (Hill) in a blaze of eloquence characterized separate ac tion as the right way of accomplishing its own defeat—liberty forging it* owa chains; happiness poisoning it* ewu cup, and prosperity committing sui cide. Resolutions in. favor co-ope ration were accordingly adopted. 1 lie; Mississippi Commissioner was courte ously received by the Georgia Legisla ture and made a speech, of which ai thousand copies were ordered printed. At a quarterly meeting of the Irish CharitftMe Society, of Boston, on the night 01 the 17th, after the transaction of business, strong Union resolutions were unanimously adopted. Several patriotic addresses were delivered. Private advices from New York, published, represent the feeling pre vailing there, if possible worse than in Boston ; the writer would not be sur prised to see blood shed in those cities lie fore long. The Postmaster Genfro! wiKE trfop the South Carolina mails; the Post master at Charleston having MgaJJUil his intention to resign after secession takes place, there can be no distribu tion there. The St. Louis Democrat ani»«THK>etl on the authority of both Lin««liii ami Hates, that the fatter will occupy aipliimr iu the new Cabinet, probably Se«mtury of the Interior. A large mass meeting was htWlastt night at Norfolk. Resolutions- wero adopted in favor of a National stata? Convention, opposing coercion iu liver of aiming the State, and declaring against the re-opening of the AfiriwuH slave trade. The Methodist Conference of South Carolina, on the 18th, passed resola tions favoring secession. Alwut eighteen young ladies sece ded from the scmiuarics of New York and Pennsylvania, and passed through Washington yesterday. The Governor of Alabama, in conse quence of the present crisis, IIM as sumed the responsibility of advising the Banks to suspend, and all have done so but three. Congressional New>. At a meeting of the Committee of Tliirtv three, the proposition of Davis of Maryland, requesting the several State Legislatures to revise their laws, and if any were conflicting with tl o Constitution or laws of the United States to repeal them, was adopted, with but two dissentiug voices. Davis of Miss, unsuccessfully at tempted to have tho question of tho Territories first disposed of. A proposition of Davis of Maryland, previously submitted, embodying a bill which requires tho Marshal to deliver fugitives to the District Judge in the District of the Stato from which the fugitives escaped, for trial by jury, was referred to a sub-committee of'nicin bors from the border States. The Post-office Committee have the Pony Express matter under considera tion for a contract with lvVkst'U £

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