Newspaper of The New York Herald, 10 Aralık 1857, Page 1

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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 7770. MORNING EDITION-THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1857. PRICE TWO CENTS. IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON. The President's Message and the Kansas Question. OPENING OF THE DEBATE fN THE SENATE. Brilliant Gathering of Spectators in the Senate Chamber. Senator Douglas* Views of the Kansas Constitntton. Senator Bigler'g Vindication of the President. Dkmfeeal of Hr. Walker from the Governor ship and Hr* Stanton from the Secretaryship of Kansas. ELECTION OF PUBLIC PRINTER OF THE HOUSE. Suspension of Payment* by the Treasury Department, Jkc, Ac., Ac. From the Nation*! Capital. (ML A DAT IN THE SEN ATX ? THE EFFECT OF SENA TOR DOUOI.As' SPEECH ON KANSAS AFFAIRS? DIS MISSAL. OF GOV. WALKRR AND SECRETARY STAN TON? HINPENSION OF TI1E TREASURY ? THE NAVAL COnCief-TIIB EXPECTED NEWS FROM GENERAL WALKER ? HIS ARRANGEMENTS WITH PRESIDENT MARTINEZ, ETC. W Amine, to*, Doc. 9, 1857. Colonel Richardson will notify the President to-morrow ?f bis acceptance of the Governorship of Kansas , Advices were received yesterday from Kansas by the PretiWeut ? and they have been confirmed to day ? stating that Secretary Stanton , now acting Governor, had Issued a proclamation on the 1st of Decanber convening the new Legislature of Kansas on tho 7th of this month. The 1 "resident, on learning this information today, despatched a messenger with special instructions noti fying Mr. StanUm that his services were no longer re quired. The same messenger carried out the appoint meut of Gen. Denver, Commissioner or Indian Affairs, who ie now in the Territory, who will supersede Stanton. The scene presented in the Senate chamber to-day was intensely exciting. The galleries were crowded with la dies, and the lobbies with members of the Lower House, foreign ministers and distinguished strangers. The Bri tish ministers were posted near to and immediately behind Judge Douglas during his speech. Lord Napier watched the proceedings with tho greatest Interest, it being hid first opportunity of hearing a debate in the American Congress. On the one side were crowded tho black republicans, pro minent among whom was Chevalier Webb, nil delighted with the speech of Senator Douglas, and looking on as if witness ng a trial of Mr. Buchanan. On the opposite side pressed the democrats of both houses , to witness the political execution of the little Giant, aa be stepped forth boldly to bccomo bis own executioner. As the speaker proceeded, the crowd indulged in various comments. Ono would ap prove a sentiment, and remark that "Douglas is now with us black republicans" Another would reply, "I Ait him rip! the negTo worshippers want a loader." The sincere friends of the Senator were distressed at the spectacle. The speech of Senator Bigler in reply was an ablo vin d tear: on of the administration. It is evideut that Judge Douglas has stolen Governor Walker's thunder. Mr. McKcon's successor as District Attorney of New York will be communicated to the Senate tomorrow, understand this evening that Mr Butterworth's head wil be oppt d off. Mr. Clifford's name was sent into the Senate to day fo confirmation to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Beach. The Tr.asury Department has suspended payment. Requisitions to the amount of nearly half a milliou dol lars are held in the department. The War Department >? anticipating despatches from Colonel Johnston, of the I "tab expedition, to morrow. Despatches received by the government to day state that the British steamer Alectra had captured a slaver with six hundred captives, two huodred of which were .drowned. The arte an well expedition report from ?? ( amp, on the Pecos, Ten a*," that they hart hored upwards of one thousand feet. They anticipate a continuous flow of water in two hundred feet more. The decision* of the Naval Court* will not be communi cate<l to Conrr?*ss until all the caws are disposed of. In Naval Court No. 1, in the caae of Lieutenant Wm. P Porter (fi.rloiifthed). Commanders Tucker and Whittle, Commodore Perry and Purser Slamm were examined in behalf of the government. In Court No. 2, In the case of si Commander Z I1'. Johnson, the eiamuiatiou of Mr. Hwgpns In behalf of the government was concluded , and Major Peters of Maryland testified in behalf of John ?on. In Court No. 3 case of Commander James (iiynn was up, Judge Cooper appearing m attorney for the ap plicant. Lieutenant H. C. Flagg, Commander Decamp, lieutenant William Roockendorff, lieutenant K. H Ran thaw, and Passed Assistant !*>rge?n William Iowb*r were examined on the part of the government. All parties here are anxiously waiting news from Uen Walker. The opinion repressed by th# Hint tin as to his destination Is generally coincided la, and it Is supposed that the steamer from Aspinwall, due in New York next Wednesday or Thursday, will bring the news that he has entered the San Juan river by the Cuj^do mouth, and that In conjunction with ties. Martinc^Ve has attacked theCoata Ktcans at Castillo aad Han Carlos. ft was stated on good authority that Walker had a per feet understanding, before leaving, with President Marti aei, of Nicaragua, and that the latter invited him back. Also that Sennr Yris?arri, the Ntcaraguan minister, was hi communication with him indirectly, and made the new treaty with oar government, with his knowledge of its purport Bis forces will be larger than has been supposed, as other parties have left this country to join him In Vlcara gua, win-re he will probably muster st oitoe about one thousand men Besides this, a clipper loaded with arms aad munitions of war left New York some time ago to meet him at an appointed rendetvoua. Sennr* Molina and Rsealante are also waiting with an* Vety to hear from Walker, as they can do nothing hero ander the pres. nt sute 'if things. They think that Ytis sarri ha* been in communication with Walker for a long tine. a?' Sat the administration as well as Costa Kca has beer deceived as to tha true position of the parties mi timritui mnrwTMinn r>ssFxr?w. Wistwrnwi, r*e? ?, min. The administration having been advised by telegraph that acting ttovernor Stanton had called a special meeting ?f the Territorial legislature of Kansas, the President to day forthwith removed htm, aad nominated to the Senate as his encccpor General Denver, now Commissioner of Indian A flairs, who left Washington for the West last week. The reason for the removal of Mr. sunton is that he ban violated the instructions hereto, ora Riven to Governor Walker and bin we If, to do no act which oould po^lbly di?turb the peace rtf the *rriUiry, but to exert all the means to their power to preserve it. The Me object and purpoae of tha convening of the l^eglsla ture, it ti considered, aan be only to engender strife and embarrass tha people in voting on the slavery question in the form proponed by the Constitutional Convention Ther w?? no definite action by tha Senate on General Denvit'a nomination. It la anticipated that a heat ed (!!*o:saion will lake plaoe when that subject again comes before that body In secret session, tVd week instructions ware sent to Mr. Stanton to take every precaution to prevent disturbances at the ensuing election aa<< to affhrd free ant unobstructed aierdsa of the elec tive franchise tv>ubta are expressed as to whether Gov ernor Walker's name will bo sent to tha Senate for con flrmstion. Mr I'wrene#, of the Ohio delegation, distinctly caatra diets the statement that the democratic members of that delegation have resolved to vote against the f*compton nonatltution. There has been neither any actk*> or die aut-'Kion upon the subject among them. THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. FIRBT 8R8810N. Senate. Wahhingtoh, Dec. 9,1857. Tbe galleries were densely crowded at the hour of meeting. impkovkiisht or m ono rivxr. Mr. Pros, (dem.) of Ohio, gave notice of bis ntentton to introduce a bill for tbe improvement of tbe navigation of tbe Obio river. ORATTITOrS r RATING TOR THK COCWTRT. Mr. Mi.KW, (dcm.) of Va., offered a resolution which was debated and passed, inviting tbe clergymen of tbe District of Columbia to officiate gratuitously as chaplains U> tbe Senate. PACIFIC RAILROAD BILIA? THB TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Mr. Gwim, (dem.) of Cal., gave not!' e of his intention to introduce bills for tbe construction of a Northern, Southern and Central Pacific Railroad. Also, of a bill to organize the Territory of Arizona. DKHATE O.N THK HANNAH yrKOTlON. Mr. Dowlas, (dem.) of 111'., said that yesterday he was under the impression that tho President had approved of the action of the Leoompton Convention, and while under that impression he felt it his duty to state, that while be con curred m the general views of tho message, yet so far as it did approve or endorse the action of thai Convention he entirely dissented from it; and ho would avail himself of an early opportunity to give his reasons for such dissent. L'poo a more careful and critical ex animation of the message, he was rejoiced to tlnd that the President had not entirely approved of tho action of that Convention. He was also rejoiced to And that the rretldect had not recommended that Congress should pass laws receiving Kansas into tbe Union as a State under the constitution fratned at l<ccomplon. True, the tone of the met^uge indicates the willingness of the President to sign any bill Congress might pass receiving Kansas as a State under that constitution; hut it was a very significant fact that the President hid refrained from any endorsement of the Conveutiou, and any recommendation as to the courso which Congress should pursue in regard to the ad minion of Kansas. Indeed, the President had ex pressed deep mortification and disappointment that the whole constitution was ti it submitted to tbe people of Kansas for their acceptance or rejection lie proceeded to show that Congress could not projierly receive Kansas into the Uusm under the lecompton con ? stitution. Mot only the slavery question, but all others, must be subruitted to the people of Kansas, as they are guaranteed to establish all their domestic institutions for themselves. On this principle the whole constitution must be submitted, to ascertain whether it meets with their approbation. Mr. Douglas contended that the people of Kansas ought to have an opportunity to voto against the constitution, if they desired to do so. He com|iared it to the freedom of election in Paris when Louis Napoleon was chosen. The reason assigned why tbe people should not be allowed to vote on its acceptance was, that if they had achance they would vote it down by an overwhelming majority He believed th.it they would , and be thought it was a clear violation of the organic act, to force an ob noxious constitution upon them. When Mr. Douglas concluded there was applause from tbe galleries. Mr. Mason, (dem.) of Ya., moved they be cleared, re marking that the decorum of tbe Senate had been fre quently violated in this way. Mr. Hamlin , (opp.) of Me., hoped not. Mr. (^ijiv, (dem.) of Al?. , thought the applause com menced on the floor, and it would be hard to punish spec tators for following that example. Mr Biulkr, (dem.) of Pa , hoped the motion would be withdrawn. Mr. Manon acquiesced; but hoped tho noxt time tho of fenco was repeated it would not be allowed to pass with impunity. Mr. Higikr replied to Mr. Douglas, saying the Conven tion was railed according to law . and had been recognized by the 1 "resident and Governor of the Territory. It was their right to submit the constitution to tho people, or send it to Congress without such a submission. If it was right in itself, republican in form, and tho people bad fairly de cided the slavery question, it would nut be wise to keep them out of the union simply because the whole constitu tion had not been submitted to them. To do so would be Inconsistent with the doctrine of non intervention. There was nothing in the pas', history of the country to justify su<h a course. It would be the duty of Congress to look at the question as it came before them, and do tbe best they could, looking st the happiness of the entire oountry. He 'had long been under the impression that it would bo best for tho L'nlon and Kansas that that State should be admitted at the first allowable opportunity, in order to localize the strife. He would have preferred that the whole constitution had been submitted to the people, but persons outside the Territory have no right to interfere with the slavery question there. He believed that tho jieople of Kansas now have an opportunity to decide whether to have a free or slave State. He could not, bow ever, determine his entire course until they should make such decision. Be 'aid the position of Mr. Douglas to day was in utter derogation of that which he occupied when he voted for Mr. Toombs' bill, which proposed to I make a State constitution and put it into oj>era tlon without submitting it to tho vote of the people, and this only a short time a<;o He could no understand how Mr. Iioogla* bad so readily become sens! live regarding the rights of that people, after having at tempted such an infringement upon them Mr. Mason exposed and replied to what he character ized as a fallacy in the remarks of Mr. Djugla.". Mr. Dot-outs explained, and said he had been misre presented. Mr. BifiijrR remarked that In a conversation with Col. Hnderaoa, who waa an active member of the Convention, be understood htm U> say there were two coiutitutlona virtually. Mr iHiroijui? U there are two, I should like to sec the other. Mr. Birsi**.? 1 nay, precisely similar. Mr. ivirm.Ao ? If precisely alike what difference does it make if you may for >w? or the othert Mr. Bio ijcm? One for a free and the other for a sla.-ft State, That ? the diflerence. Mr. ftorci ?* ? It makes no difference how many copies they make The simple question is that they only allow the R>ople to vote on slavery. Nothing else. The Senator otn Penaeylvnnia had assumed an a'r which he thought unnecessary, and rather intimated to me that he spoke by authority. Mr Bkjict? I expressed my own views, deliberately formed, and they are in concurrence with thoao of tlio President. Mr lv>rm *?? 1 may have misunderstood him. I am certain he did not speak for tho President. 1 know that, j for the l*re*i<i>>nt has lust s|i<>k< n for himself in his m<'i snge, In which he condemns the Convention for not submit ting the constitution to the people, and refuses to rccommond me to receive it. The President is a bold, frank man, anil if be intended to (rive us an administration measure be would say so. It is not respectful to assume that we will do what he will not recommend us to do. Of course 1 know the Senator from Pennsylvania did not speak by authority. Mr. Hioiro? I think I am safe In say.ng, *nd think the Senator from riltnoia will agree that the President upholds in his mcesago the doctrtnc that the ttonvention lyri a right to form a constitution and submit It to the people for approval, or send it up to Congress lor approval. 1 think it Is deducible from the mesKage that the President does not hold that bceacae the entire comtttutioo waa not sub m. tied to the people, Kansas should be kept outmfthe J Union. Mr Porm * ? ? I ;infer fVom the message that the Presl dent does bold that the Convention bad a right to form a constitution and send It hem, bat that it was only rtght to petition for redress of grievances under the federal ( constitution, and not because the legislature bad power to constitute that a legal Convention. Mr Bioina ? Where did you get thai' Mr. DnroukS replied? A gentleman (meaning Mr Trum bull) yesterday read from * speech made by Mr. Buchan an twenty year* ago, to show that the legislature bad no right to create a convention to supersede the Territorial fm ernment. and to attempt It would be groaa usurpation be democratic party ban held that doctrine ever since, and asserted it a year ago by endorsing his (Itouglts ) re port from the Committee on Territories. Three hundred thousand copies were circulated, as a party document, nnd lie bin i self paid for one hundred thousand of them. (lA'ighter.) Mr Itirum entered his protest and elaimej the statute of llmitat'on*. He could nut consent that Mr. IK>uglas should bold the President responsible for principles laul down twenty year* ago under entirely different r.rcum stance? It i* not half so long since Mr. Ivxiglaa declared tint the Missouri line *??> the l>est non promise. In 181ft he propped to extend it to the PaciQc Ocean. Yet be re pealed the WliCla of it, Mr ItoMUli denied the right of Mr Higler to offer the statute of limitations, none but the authorised attorney of the party can thu>- lnterp>*e As the Senator has denied any author It v to s|>eak for the President, he cannot (lie that pica. Mr. ivmglas approved of the ?utut* of llmita fotis He needed ore very much himself. He had never IwMM that he I tad never changed j Ins opiii on* He felt e \ ery year a littv wiser Mian the fear before. Ha* (he Preat'!*nt ever w t. '? iwtt that opinion' He denied the right to plead the statute of limi tations ajrsmst the Cincinnati Convention, until tli<>l'barle< too Convention nieet.j. Re stood aow where lie stood Inst yesr. be< ause he believed he was right. It was true lie voted for Mr. Toomb#' Mil, and he was ready to vote for it again By doing an, there would be no quarrel. It would not do to taunt him with onca voting for a measure be would not vote for now. Mr Bmh vw snid lie h*d not taunted th- Senator, who had complained that great wr< ng was lone by not subni'-img the entire constitution to the people, while he had voted to put a sAjite constitution into operation without submitting any part of It to the teople if r Dot (ims replied that his explanation waa the tan rnage of the l'rmident tn his instructions to Governor Walker, tak.ng It Tor granted that the cmstitut on wim to be submiited to the people. Mr. Toombr' hill b ling silent on that suhject, be took it for granted tliat tie* OOMtlla tion would be sntynitted. If the ITesideat wa? right In taking that gmnnd, why was not he (Douglas) right? Mr. Riom did not Intend to hold tho Senator from Illi nois to anything which did not appear on the journals. At a private meeting, before Mr Toomba' bill was intro duced, It waa held, in view of all the difficulties surround tog the queation, that it would bo better that no provision suWiitwg the eomdlMrtton to the people should bo insert ed in the hill, and it wss bis understanding that the Oon ventlon then proposed would m?. ? a constitution and send it to Congress without subm Uing it 'o the people. Mr. nirtius, Wi reply, said he would not like, the Sena tor, to insinuate what he would not openly declare If he (IVrngias) was present at the meeting referred to and sanctioned such dextrine, let him (Bigler) aay so Mr Binum said if he was constantly at fault 14 waa painful indeed. Ivrhat* he had wrongfully spoken on the subject. He bad told tbu Senator he aid not intend to retks t u|ion him. Mr. Durttua remarked that he would rekaac Mr. Bigler from secresy, and asked him whether he knew th?< bo (Douglas) had either publicly or privately agreed that a constitution should bo adopted without consulting the people. Mr. Bi<iLKR stated what his distinct recollection He remembered very well that the Hubjcct was die cussed In tho house of the Senator from Illinois, hut he was not sure that Mr. Douglas participated in the de bate, in which it was argued that under all the circum stances there ought not to be a proviso in Mr. Toomta' bill, requiring the constitution to be submitted. Mr. DoraLAfl remarked that when the bill was silent on the subject it wn understood as a matter of course that the constitution was to be submitted. That he was a party Utforce on the people a constitution without its being Bub nutted to them was not true. Mr. HHiiJtR explained that he had called Mr. Douglas' attention to his course on Mr. Toombs' bill, because it was In derogation of hi* doctrine laid down to day. When ibn Senator from Illinois introduced his preparatory bill for Minnesota he provided that the constitution should be submitted. If tho inference was that the constitution would be submitted where such a bill is silett, why was the clause Inserted in the Minnesota bill? He did not im pugn the Senator 's patriotism , honorable motives or cou rage. He had no more constant admirer than himself, or one who oftener defended him. Mr. Hai*, (opp.) of N. H. , wanted 1" know some of tho very peculiar circumstances which rendered tho elective franchise extremely difficult. (laughter). Mr. Iftr.irR Raid no one had said more on this subject tfian Mr. Hale, and of violence and keeping free State peo pie from the polls, lie (Bigler) woe interested to get Kansas into the I'uion. Mr. Doroijis, to prevent wrong impressions, asked Mr Bifler whether he meant to be understood assaying he, in his own house or elsewhere, had expressed himself in favor of tho constitution without being submitted to tho people. Mr. Bicuat ? I made no such allegation. Mr. Doroion ? You left it to bo inferred. I will not al low it to bo inferred that I so declared In my own hous--. If I did not. acquit me of it. Mr. Hu t kh_i repeat I have no recollection ofthe Senator participating In the discussion. Mr. DMNNUH ? If I had nothing to do with it, I don't know what my house had to do with it. (laughter.) Mr. Bmijui? What I said was truth, and that only. What I said is on r"?>rd. On motion of Mr. Grkkn, (dem.) of Mo. , tho further consideration of the Messago was postponed, and the Senate adjourned. Hour of Representative*. Washington, Dec. 0, 1867. TBK PUBLIC PRINTING ? MR. STKADlf/N, OK OHIO, CH0SK.N I'KIN TKK Or THJC HUl'MK Two propositions were pending mim yesterday, one submitted by Mr. Hsuston (dem.) of Ala., that tho Hiuso proceed to the election of a printer, with a proviso that tho House retains its right in Congress to modify the existing law on the subject of the public printing; tho printer who may be elected under this resolution receiving said election with and upon tho condition above set forth, and that a committee be appointed to examine the whole subject, and report such change or improvement as tbey may deem advisable; and the other by Mr. Smith (dem.) of Va., ok a substitute, providing for a similar examination, and that the election be post poned until the committee make a report. Mr. Banks (rep.) of Mass., moved to lay Mr. Houston's motion on the table. The motion was negatived? %'l agiinst 106. Mr. Smith's substitute was rejected by a vote of 91 against 118. Mr. Houston's resolution was adopted by a majority of 40. The House then proceeded to the election of Printer. Mr. Bocock, (dem.) of Va.. nominated Mr. Steed man. Mr. Wamhiu kn, (opp.) of Me., nominated Mr. Ueorgc M. Weston. Mr. Steed man received 121 votes; Mr. Weston, 89; four votes scattering. The former was then declared elested. The members then selected their teals by lottery. Adjourned. The Public Printer" Caucus. OCR Washington cokkkhcondenck. WAfwuKiTOX, Deo. 8. 1867. The Public Printing at Washington? Democratic Cauou to Nominate the Public Printer? Allied A ttempttn Corrupt a Mrmher?t'.rrespondmcs on the Subject? Wmiell Km phahcaUy Denies the Imputation, and the Member Re fusts to Disclose the Nam* of hit Would be Sednrrr? Steedman Nominated on the AY rst BaUot?Duvitisfw tion ar>d Grumbling at to the Result The democratic mom born of tho House ofReprosenta tives assembled la>t evening in caucu* in the Houao hall lbc PurP?"? of nominating an individual to have the profitable privilege of enjoying a trememloualy largealiare of the public plunder in the shape. of profits on printing during the present Congreta. There were three promi nent candidates for tlie post. ||r. Wendell, the present incumbent, formerly a foreman in the C'num office, and now, within the last four years, one of the milbonairea of Washington; Mr. Woodman an editor and politician of Ohm, connected with one of the < Inclonati ucwupajx-rs, and soon to imitate Mr. Wendell in rapid accumulation of the mammon of unrighteousness, and Mr. Banks, a very self important little editor of a liUle sheet in the littb village of Petersburg, Virginia, who wa< very destrous of having the same rhanoe that one of hi* competitor* lias ha<I and that the other is to have The crowd of hungry looking, keen ey?d vulturous in dividual, who thronged the pMfN losing U, the hall ! where the caucus had assembled, waa sufficient indicts of the richness and magnitude of the feast at which they wh!^ fn? an ?PrrtUfll,y ?f *"T?mK themselves. One WDowii bw {HMU'ti up on the subject of Ibe immpnn^ amount of Hpcin and plunder involved in the public or in terrhip could hardly account for this flocking enJth.'r of the TiilturestaiHl this meeting in solemn deliberative as th? !L2il ^ d?nor? ?r the plunder. But possibly the rrjtiitf contained in yesterday's Okbe of the r r i money m made hero in the n'rih furnish a suggestive mtortS he nrlfjillr Inr mafini,lrf'nl plundering job# of the pub ? i printer. I may *ay , in immuiig, that ou? <>f ? ?.?. ,t'?? cratic candidates In caucus for the Clerkship of this tim SnoTm*"" " ?r t'"' '"tate of Ohio, an office worth ?O.OtiO a year, and this office be was willing and anxious a year " ?n? noln,n?l ??lary of which m but *1,000 tl.uMnKhi?* C*?CU,1 fPr public PrmU,p- You must know nv?n n* ,LK'i!! democratic caucus , held on Saturday and ^Tif'. Purp<*? Of nominating Speaker, Clerk and oth. r . office r?, the prtntorshlp matter came up but k "P""e<1 of'on *cooM chiefly of a state by ? new member from Virginia, that an ? f K^wEum-^, hlm-iobVlSThtat vote for Wendell This member Is Mr ,4herard riem<.n? Owing to this statement, as well as to other diffisulUea j'n the matter, the nomination of public printer waa post SSSS CwJgSZSST * ^ ?r At the caucus . Mr Harris of HI , preside,! There were meml^rs present. After the calling of the roll Mr. Clemens opeMd the proceeding* by readme a Mr Faulkner, of Va., aod a letter from Mr Wendell the SJSiffiS ?" ? - "? -bo h., nmnnrMNUBro si m mirrrtn m nrr roaooonr ; ( 4i moifiMiw or tm* norsit or s*rnm?c?rrJiTiv?? nm Mwt?irrni'?5;<,)'UWW' AT ra* Aluo"u"11' nmso, I After what occurred m the democratic caucus on S*i?r ! ?X "'???? ' h?1 ? fght to . v;-. . , tlM I ZuU he called on ,n me authoritative form I t the ta, t- upon which the statement I then orally o..vle w ,. Pr.MirAtVd I pr^re.1. therefore to detn i tnrm in writ.nc I h.,vc hitherto systematically refused u, answer ?nv i-cmot*! intern ^.fon. upon the subj. . t. for t(? 1 had the right to plaoe the whole atTa.r in wntt..., u" gnsge heyond ml?con?trurtion or misri pr. senution It mav be well ta the outset to state that I am not ae qualMed with the present printer of the Iloua' , and do , even know him by sight. .??"?<> not on Saturday last, the fifth of tbi? month. I was accosted 5 * person with whom I have had an acquaintance of ' some ve?M standing At the close of a somewhat oiw traded conversation he informed me that he was interest e.1 tn procuring the house printing during the present Congress for Cornelius Wendell, of New Vork, at present printer of the Ronse. ' P"*?01 lle*uggest?4 that a specific consideration could t>e se Cured to my mother, dependent upon one of two cootin percies? > Irst, that 1 ihould cast my vote for said Oorne i,!"1, rndeil in the election for House printer at the pre Sec ond thai I should abstain from voting by absent tug myself from the House at the time of the vote uP?n mr emotions at ,tK..h an orer tore it Is siifficient to say that I retired bim to the sixth section of the act of Congress of r.-i. iM ISM. by which he propoMd crime was punishable ; told him Il\-. L ,)UI. tn my J* wer ; that hv had mistsken hts man that the Intimation of s .haUnngwas a gross personal Insult to myaair. and that 1 sh< old t *act from him the amplnat reparation He became deeply agitated; oippliontnd ray pardon in the most impassioned terms saMl thai he had bseti rat'M ken run misle.1, that he knew I had the p.IWer to ruin h'u. and all connected with him/ and l*Wbed me to S|>are film the infamy which would attach to the exposure of hi- name At preset I have nothing further to oept that he never has been. knowledg? a'c't' **? of \ irginla, and that m this whole affair 1 hava ae?% on my mdtvtlnU responsibility alone, and tliat the 1 have taken has been promoted entirely by Uie duty 1 owe the government whose officer J am ' 1 of^rforT-""01 ' r^f * V^l in ,h* ^ ""lemn oi all rornif* ^ F.HRARtl f"! f>\ii>*V4 Tl,e foregoing Clemen,. ma,le l.yMr!', ,.^ Faulkner, was sent by the latter to Mr u,,,mi printer The following is tbe reply of Mr Wendell _ ro ma Morotum* m* i Bw?-aATic .i.niul (>F ^ of wr*anvTiriTn. Cirntlemen ? T^ie Hon Htierrard i,9riri. at the earnest aolintatton of my triends submit! d to ma a copy of a statement Indirec tly .(Tenting mvehi racier, which statement he iotcmis to lay before you tb.-i evening. 1 reply? ^ * ' ' I First-! have no knowledg^f ih, r?ct? alluded to ? r 1 than that contained in his mRF. Second? -flo far as the inference ta nought to h? drawn from his statement, that any person approached tuui .jj mi improper manner with my *uthirity or knowledge, an < m my behalf, I hereby most solemnly deny, and earnestly protest against any such inference on the part of any gen tleman, baaed a* it la thus far on a nameless author, and am utterly at a Ions to lmagino who the individual la to whom ho alludes. If the Hon. Kherrard Clemens or any other member ha* any charge to make agaumt me touching the public print iDg or otherwise, and which glial! be made U> asswme a tangible form, susceptilde of approval, I hold myself ready to disprove It to the satisfaction of every unpreju diced and honorable man. I do most solemnly assert that I have never, directly or indirectly, either in person or by an agent, offered any pecuniary or other consideration to any member of Con gress to secure their vote for me for the office of Public Printer. Tills declaration I wish to bo un derstood as full, clear and explicit, without any men tal or other reservation, denying and defying the proof in any manner or shape whatsoever. Relative to the charge of plunder and corruption, oma nating, as they heretofore have, ftom the hungry leeches who infest the lobbies of the House ? too lazy to work, too proud to beg, and too cowardly to steal openly ? I have not heretofore deemed them worthy of notice. Hut rinding tliet tuLpaertions have produced an impression upon some memwts who are pen-oually unacquainted with me, I now challenge and defy any and every one of them to substantiate even the leant or their allocations against me. In conclusion , as I am not personally acquainted with Mr. Clemens, I would take this occasion to state that I should take it on a great personal favor if h<> would cr>m municate with ne privately, if he does not wish to do so publicly, the nane of the individual who thus dared to approach him In ?y behalf. With great respect,

C. WKNDEI.U After the reading of this correspondence, Mr. Faulkner, of Virginia, took the floor. He stated that he was en tirely uncommitted in reference to the election of public printer; that he took no particular Interest in Mr. Wen dell as a candidate; but that he felt there was some thing due to him (Wendell) as a man, and es pecially duo to him for the zeal which signalized Lis liberal public spirit In the canvass of I860. These were tho motives which prompted him (Mr. P.) ti take an active part in refcrenco to this matter. He thought that Mr Clemens erred in refusing to disclose tho name of the party who approached him with the offer of corruption, because such disclosure would furnish Mr. Wendell with the enly possible means of refuting the allegation ho far as it referred to him. It was the only way by which Mr Wendell could vindicate liimsolf or by which the public could be sa'.mlled in the matter. The caucus then proceeded to vote fer public printer. Mr. Stephenson, of Ky., nominated Mr. Steed man. Mr Houston withdrew the namo of Mr. Banlts (tho pro bability being that Home pleasant and profltalfe arrange ment had been made between Mr. Banks and (no success ful candidate.) The vote was then taken, and on the first ballot Steed - man received 60 votes; Wendell, 33; scattering, 2. So Mr. Steedman was the nomine^ of the caucus. There was a great deal of ill feeling, discontent and con fusion in the caucus. Many members declared openly that they would not abide by the action of the caucus, as | the appearance of things generally Indicated that there wa* some unfair dealing In the matter. Others voted for j Steed man , with the declared reservation of their right to vote in the House as they might deem proper. As the cost of the public printing is some $800,000 a year, and as the profit is said to be some 40 per cent, it is hot to be wondered at that there was so much feeling manifested on the subject. The whole arrangement of having a public printer under such rules as at present exist, in a vast fraud, disgraceful to Congress. The sooner it is abolished the bett?r for tho reputation of that body Washhmito!*, Dec. 7, 1857. The Public Printing and a Neva Douglas Organ ? Atom. liankt, Walker atui fbrney ? The New Acctttim* to the Republican Ranks, ??c.,rfc. Strange developments may soon he expected In refer ence to combinations and bargaining for the great prize of the public printing Forney is here, working with his accustomed energy for the prize, and It is understood among tho initiated that Banks, of Virginia, who is a pro minent candidate for printer, is being used as a sort of cats paw (and probably unconscious of it himself) by Forney and his friends. If they succeed they will "retire" Mr. Banks, probably, on a handsome bonus, or on an Income of a few thousand a year. Should this combination sue- ( ceod. it is understood that Forney will establish a power ful Douglas organ in Washington. Thus it will be seen how much Is at stake. Not only great fortunes for Forney and his friends, but the greater prize of the Presidency. It is a bold stroke of policy, and Just such as might be ex pected from such experienced and able politicians. The indignant patriotism of these geutlemeu against the "Kansas frauds'' can thus be readily solved without going to Hansa*. Nc\ cr before, probably, have the hotel* Id Washington been no crowded or the city so full of strangers at the opening of a session of Congress. The offices at the capi tal, which arc tilled cither by new appointee* or reap ! pot laments at tlie commencement of every Congress ; the anticipation that m/iny changes will be made, shortly, In the public service abroad and In the department* at borne and the keen ap|>eiito which the financial troubles throughout the country hare sharpened for treasury food Iu the way of contracU, claim*, and other thing*, have brought 11 hoot of active partialis and anxious looking In dh iduala. Such a universal shaking or hand*, and taking by the arm ainl leading off to cly whisperings in the cor Dcra of the halls of hotel* and barrooms and along the avenue, were never neon before. Members of Congress never bad to be "delighted" so many time* a dav an now, by the meeting of "fr ? > If" and constituent*. Ilowever. honorable members are always very "happy tosee them and "will do all in their power for them," not with* taint ing many must bo disap|>ointed. V* Speak < r liank* I* here, to take hi? seat in the House for the few days until hi* term of office commences a* Governor of Massachusetts He snap* his finger in trl umph over Kansas affair*, says the trouble Is out begin ntM, and that twenty year* will not allay the excitement i He had been conversing with Korney, and rejoices at the accession of such an able political manager to the force* of the "democratic republicans." He sav* Forney will make desperate war on this Kansas issue" agnustthc ad ministration and the democratic j>arty Mr Rank* ha* great hope of Robert .1 Walker. He deems him a man of great ability . who would make a powerful leader of the i republican party. He think* that Mr Walker ha* no alternative- that he has no where else logo A remarkable fact I ootlcn? that, while 9)tith ern men and democrats generally dlscuaa Kan *as affairs In a mild and reaewnablo manner the opposition politicians arc savagely excited. Thi* au gur* badly for their cause, and is an evident sign of their weakness. In ?ptte of all their gasconade and violent clap trap about Kanear fr.rels and human rigtita. Viilest Governor Walker recede from the position he has taken? and may be not even then? be will be relieved from hi* duties It is not In-heved that he will recede, and there appear* to be (in doubt tluat he has passed the ItublcoD with a deliberate and well matured purpose to ulterior end*. And then, what confldtncc can theadml nixt ration or a democratic Congress have in him after what has occurred f I'nder any circumstance*, therefore, It amounts alm<?t to a certainty that he will not return a* Governor of Kansas The editorial in yesterday"* Hrtuu> with regard to the opposition raised to the administration and the complicity of the ?' New York Hotel clique," Is much spoken of, anil raises generally a smile of satisfaction, in which one can plainly see the expression, " Ha* not the H?r*ij> hit it?" While the members of that self court. tuted Own tnittee of Public MMy are secret in their movements it is well understood from their conduct in regard to the late election for Mayor of New York, and from their affiliation with Governor Walker, that they are not with the government at Washington and Mr Buchanan may well say, la relation to that clique, "He who la not with me is against me." The Capitol extension, no which It i* aaid a million of dollars has been w**ted, and on which It is likely much more will l<e wasted, begins to attract attention and create discus* ion. f W>pe scon to have it In my power to inform the readers of the Hr*?m fully upon this important work 1 visited the new Hall or Representative* on Saturday for the flrst t me. Instead <* the cha?te aud simple grandeur which I expected to see, characteristic of the dignity of Congress and this great republic, 1 found a mass of giM ii g and tlase! harlly equal to Taylor's saloon, on Brmtd way ; and then for the art displayed in a painting oo one < r th< |?nels, and In the fr?seo work In other |>arta of the butiditig, they are hardly worthy of a people emerging from barbarism Tbey are a disgrace to our enlightened, advanced and great country ?*A?fi5K)is>*, Dec ft, 1?5T. Atlrirr) Thrni frrm Kantai ? Tkr Vet* rm the I'rnritn ? Mr pnutfat in Krw Tnrk and Wat htnyt"*? Iht Rrjuir' mmli y AflhW ? C\M Mann and Air Stfamthip Linr? Jhf Spoilt. A member of the late I /-com pt on Convention arrived here last night, and immediately had an interview with the President. He speaks positively a* to what must be the result of the vote of the people of Kansas on the Stale constitution. He says thoro will he a "large vote," and "the slavery clause will be excluded. " He la con (lie lit that there in hardly a man in Kansas that expects any other result. Even the President of tho Convention. Mr. Calhoun, l? for Kansas being a free state Thus, while the Convention which framed the coast, lutein , and the people of Kansas, as well as the Pout tier n member* ofOwgresa, believe that the vote oo the ceoatitution on the 21st o Uile moiithj will declare Raima shall be a free SWIc, sec ttnnal di?organlier* continue their agi t ate m, an 1 are re solved to carry It into Congress. These agitator*, evident, ly, arc much more ? lignsnt at the prospect of a peaceful aolnt.i t of the dlflnultie* in the Territory under the tlrm r titu or the administration, ant bvthe practical com i. on i ,i*eoi Ui' iopl? Uiemi<n, res, than for the "wrong* ot Kansas " ?n?' ? ? 'etil'a firmness and powerful considerations of sell i' -es, smo'ip the re'-ci jr ? ' e?tlng the late inci t ient nbr'iiot,. Km iey, Walker at?l ih- New York Mote' jiie are i ?otnlng wiser Tt>e .ns?in I u telf preserve i ???"fu, in these gentlemen Kindtn" they cannot i nuchanar end his Cabinet into the r vtew* and ft m. the conservativi krourdonw'i I' >*i uni'tration . fitds, they bare ,.c om ? ineie g< ,?le il en essay to ts , er-"asive. Mr. Korney. atVr luui'b* <f estrange mi fr' *n his old patron and fYiend, the i'r.'sidenl, had an interview with him )este:da} lVrn?y a friend* say, rejoicingly. "? Ion* interview," Even Senator Douglim does oot talk ho loudly and boldly about the fraud of Ihu I-eeompton Convention as when be ww in Vew York a few days ago. He was then fresh from Illinois, where an election for Senator will awn take placo for the s?at tie now occupies; bee idea, being rather an impressionable man, he waa Influenced somewhat, doubtless, by the men who had li> ear whi<e In the great city of New York. I have not heard If he atayed in Phi ladelphia, or bad any communication with Forney on hi* way to Washington. Considaring all these clr cumstances, especially considering the position of of the Senator In hie State of Illinois, in reference to tlie approaching Senatorial election, his friends are disposed to excuse him, provided he turns u> his tirst love, and do good service, an he has heretofore done, for the peace of the Union. Certainly the atmosphere of Washington lion reduced the fever heat of his opposition. He now talks of conciliation and compromise, and appear* to contemplate making an effort in the Senate to that end. The "ordinance" prefacing the Kansas constitution in much discussed, and will probably meet with opposition and modification. The constitution makers modestly claim, in consideration of not taxing Uncle Samuel's lands, which it is supposed by many able men they have no right to tax, all or very nearly all the public Ian in in Kansas ? that In to fay, four sections of land in every township in Uie State; ive per cent of the proceeds Of all public lands, (and that amount to bo pan) even from the lands already sold); seventy two sections or two entire townships, and alternate sections through a breadth of twenty four miles across the Slate, Irom east to west in ono direction, and from north to south in another direction, with (and hero comes the Bweepnig clause), "all salt springs, and geld, silver, copper, lead, and other valuable mines, together with the lands necessary for their occupation and use." Kansas is a fast offspring, ant! demands a large patrimony at the commencement 01 life. Mr. ex Secretary of State Mann Is here, with his South em-leviathan ship enterprise scheme. Ho appeurs to be stimulating the patriotism of Southern members and of gentlemen of means from the South, especially of tboss from Virginia. Mr. Roger A. Pryor, of The. Suuth, seems to be helping the ex Secretary to spread himself" on this tneme about the city of Washington. Hoth have seen Kurope,and both know the wants of Virginia, and they have an easy command of language and personal inter course with men of intluenc?. They ought to be able to do something. If something ran be done. Unfortunately they want to bring the "mountain to Mahomet,'1 and have not the power of working miracles. In the matter of Uio offices and the spoils, it has liecome an established practice at the federal capital to be govern cd by the principles of division and equivalents I never saw this so thoroughly carried out as at present. Oapa city, merit, character, and even services, unless they he services that have to be performed in the future, weigh for little. "What can you do for me. If I do that for you?" "How much will be my share for the influence 1 lend?'' in the language among public men, contractors, office hold ers, office seekers, and agents. "Divide, divide, and the value of a word for a word," is the cry. The only hope of salvation, or even a check to.the vice of the age, iw in tho independent press. Letters to other Journals. [Correspondence of The South. J Washinc.tom, Dec. 4, 1867. The resident's Private Opinion of the Xew Kansas < ''in stitution? Hit Reception of the Fire- Eater*? Or. Uurin in Disfaecir? festivities ana i'ernmal Mm+mmJtt tn Wa?fc inglvn ? Senator J'ugh Against the Kansas CvnstUu tin n . <tc. The President, while firm In his determination tn sustain with all the moral force he can command, the actiou of the Kansas Convention, regards the question very lightly as ^perilling in any manner the harmony of tho demo cratic party, or as threatening any serious results. Tho President has expressed tho opinion that tho Kan sas Convention has adopted one of tho beet State constitu tions ever formed. An informal, but very large, delegation of the members of the new Congress crowded the reception room of Mr. Buchanan to day. te pay their rcspccts to the venerable I'resident, and conversation was freely Indulged for the space of nearly an hour. The President appears to be in remarkable health, and he conversed very cheerfully, with an occasional manifestation of that genial humor which is tho chief charm of hie discourse. The State pride of some of the members waa considerably tickled by the allusions of the President to their several constituencies; and he paid an especial compliment to Virginia, which was acknowledged by Mr. Bocock in a style of repartee. Mr. Buchanan, FpeaLuig of Virginia as that " line old Stale, which was ever right when her service was needed," and Mr. llo cock replying that the compliment might nave beenjuster In characterizing the Old Dominion as "right all tho time." ()n some of the members interposing some depre cations in jest, Mr. Buchanan remarked with empress mtnf, " Gentlemen, have I not reason ti bo grateful to Virginia?" The State of Alabama was taken to task In some playful remarks, which were concluded with an em phasis of seriousness, when the President declared Ins devotion to the constitutiooal right.' or the South. " 1 see," saiil tbe President to one of the members from Alabama, " that your people have been passing some terrillc reaolu lion- against me I suppose they think me down there a great abolitionist. Tie New Orl 'iuis /?<?//<! says I am * terrible abolitionist." (laughter ) "Now," added Mr. Buchanan, becoming serious. 1 . unnot say that 1 am a pro slavery man. but I do say that in c intending for the constitutional rights of the South, I have done more than any other man now living." An interesting scene transpired December ft, at Brown's, when a laige number of California!!* < ailed, as a delega Uon from tbe Golden State, to pay their res poets to Hon Charles L. Scott, of California, (formerly of Richmond V* ,) and his accomplished bride, whom no has brought here from Alabama. The lady of the honorable member received the company of the California chevalier* with a grace that won all hearts. The delegation was headed by Mr. Scott s colleague, Hon. Joseph M< Kibhen, who bus I tains the reputation of being tbe handsomest member of I the new Congress. By the way, Cal forma has reason to be proud of her representation in the new Congress, with | the exception of the rather notorious than distinguished , j Senator (Dr. <J win), who has achieved an unenviable re putation in selling himself, bisiy and breeches, to his colleague in tbe Senate, and by certain lame honeyfug I gling intrigues, of which more anon. [Correspondence of the Pennsylvania Inquirer ) Wiwuwiw, I>ec. 7, 1*67. Ike DtJtignM of Brujkam foui# A recent interview with Mr. Herniiewel. th? delegate from Utah, has enlightened me to t..ime extent ?h u> the | de*ign? of lirigham Young Although this venerable pit triarch is ratio r Bon committal. yet an idea or hint nooa sionally slip* from him. <>n which reasonable presumption roay l><' predicated It appeara certain that the Mormon* have in rexcrve. im a final place of retreat, a settlement on the border* of Upper California, which, by their ar rHugenienU with hoiiiu af the Indian tribes, they will bo atile Ui bold against Mexico, and which In beyond the ju risdlction of the United States. Young hati u.-ied his powers ax Indian Agent to curry lav or with hc?e tribe*, and has them under his control. It la not probable that he contemplate* a regular battle with the government troops lie will an nojr and Impede them m every pmwtble manner, de stroy their provisions, ammunition and forage when ever he can lay hand* upon it. and wink at iwe*^>iuU.i<<n?, ambushes and indiscriminais slaughter, whenever ac *>m pltshed by hm own people or their Indian allies Me dare not oppose our army in regular warfare .and knows that he has placed himself beyond the*?| ?t pardon. He Is aware that Utah ia no longer a ww?Ii'ih?, hut he ta determined not to retreat w(lh^? floing all the chief be can. A* to human life, he ;* a* remorseless ax Nero, and teaches hie i^kMI ta nn, but rather meritoriouH, u> kill the gentdea. Hi? rsaae is 4aaperaie, and be is determined to meet it .with dnsperatmn. (Kir cruaade against tt . M m,. n- ? undoubtedly rwl In our recovering peasessi?B4f the Territory of '"tab. but at great Iom of life and property, while the sauile them selvea will gradually mysteriously disappear among the fastnesses of the mountains, to l>e beard of again in their grrgariouR condition where they can set ua entirely at defiance. {Corretpondenes of the lfeston Journal j W ?mhi wkw, Dec, 7, 1W17. IHpbmatir Dtiwirr' ? Oprrwnq rj ikt " Winter" tin IV Cupi tai. Iird Napier gives a dinner party on Tur day . and will f"OB have another grand evening WMUiUMtlk M. de 8*rt*es ha* hia usual weekly reception thi- evening over in <J?orgetown, which keepe away the peilwtrmn i<eop|ij and make* the Saturday evening* at the t rench I ?fMlM tin moxt rerVrtV of the diplomatic gathering*. The I'resident intends forthwith to giro a grand dinner to the l'rnrj?ytva?ia delegation, by way of as<urng them that the Keystone Plate is in possession of tb< White IIou*e, and that he appreciate* their adherence to him, despite the artful countermining of Col. Parley. Miss I ase receives every evening at a o'clock, and alter New Year's the ' State recspUOM ' will CMBHteBOS. OA Caea haa received the last Inalaluwita of hi* mag Bifteent furniture, and will give hia first rsod dinner p?r ty 6n Friday uext Ha ia greatly relieved uy Mr. Apple ton, A*?tstant Se. retar) of State, who is well acqiiaintol with the view* of the President, ? tb whom ho wm in the department as Chief clerk, and at iiwdoft as i^-cre tary of legation. Mr Appletoiioccnp.e* the lionse where Senator llrodhead resided during the la?t Cbogress. l>< ti eugbnip will remain here a few day* longer, i Correspondence of the Poji.1 W?iMNiin?J llsc. I, 1M7. thf A rrr\rymnU* rf iXr kWOnuATt The preparations of the Blibuvter* for their last ?*pc'li tion wi re much more complete, and the situation of slam in Central America i? mncli tnore favorah'e WtMraw ce?s, than was at first supposed The ofllrers -f tlin l"nlte<l Hate* \ easels on that ooast are lnstriK-t<?l ta?t?r i ept any parties coming there w . tli hewtde puriNw^K-lhe teepWMail'HWy of deciding MM the intentions being thrown upon Uiem. -o that if Walker and hm party assume to be simply emigrants, and there h no palpable evidence of the) r being armed and organiwd. their landing will pro bably encounter as Utile opposition from the oBoer* of tbe United *al<n government as did their departure More precise nstrnwie* havestneo been sent out, bot.wheth?r it us' so designed or not, they will n.-t arrive in time to affect the present expedition, uuleaa it should be accident ally delayed (Correspondence of the Wkflhe ] WsMnonw, l>ec. 8. 1MT. Me A'oe .Ww* oft the Pwiiliemt /hard. To-day akontd be marke<l witli a wli te atone. If tbe promise of to-day shall be fulfilled to m rrTtrw we are at the dawn of a new era in our history? m the beginning of a m( st momentous political contest. The remark* of Mr. iHrnglai- in the Senate to day are almost universally con sidered decisive of Ids ultimate snceeaion from the adm n (?.(ration ar il trom Uie S? uth The Soalhern senat< t? , Mae?n and l>avi?, plainly abowed that they so considered it, by their tone and manner. A Southern .Senator coo rratulated t.eneral Wilson on the MnwaelHI of Mr. KougkM to the republican party "Ton hare rot a new leaner, who will lead you to the devil, as ho has l?d na." Tl??* was clearly a eonfe?*ion of a fai t whi< h every year will make more conspicuous? that the pas?age of the Nebr?*ka Kansas act, although an apparent triumph. wa? in reality the befinoiD( o { the ruin of the demxrauc party. Much, very much, depends on Mr Douglas' speech, which m expected at one o'clock to morrow. If holaMers, and equivocates, and qualifies, he, will only throw fetieeelf away? ho will be driven lo the wall and crushed. In any case, tlii- whole weight of the administration and of tho South will be thrown against him. If he confronts them boldly, .nil) takes a resolute anil thoroughgoing position, he has the whole North, the majority of the notion, witb him. President Buchanan and the prrvslavery leaders her? hope that the free Stat*' men in Kmiw will voU on th?^ "1st of December, and thus m ud to Congress a nominally^ frte State constitution To get such a vote w now tbeir game, for if the free Stat* men refuse to vote, and Kan*** comes here for admission with a plain, |>al|>able, slave Slate constitution, the disseusious of the democracy will be altogether past healing. Gov. Walker will be here to morrow, and will probably put forth nn address to the people in reply to the message The fight upon tho printing continues. It is though* that the discussion in tin; House* to day benefited rather than injured Wendell. [Correspondence of the Pres%] W**hi I?ec. 8. 1867. Support of Ihf talhonn C ontrivuncc no tat of Democracy? inc rtaif of the 4 tiny ' 'oiltemplaUd ? Indian Aiueilif^es ? Mr Huckanun'i Vi. t> * on thr Tariff (Jtuftion. Mr. Buchanan's message, yon sen, does not make it a test of democracy to snp|sirt the ffelhouu < onrtitution. He is like himself in this, m'slerate and frank He evidently does not feel like using all his i*>wer to push that prodigy of constitutions through tlie n.Aional legislature. Homo of the extremists are much disappointed. In anticipation el extendi*! oiieratioaa against tho Mor mons. It is supposed that new regiments will be called for by the general administration three in number at least. The California Seua'vors and members having heard that the wagon trains intended for the I'acltlc kIo|>o were lately destroyed by the Mormons, demand that thay shall bo permitted to conduct the campaign against these Mor mons themselves; and this circumstance may rentier the creation of new regiments unnec.-nsary. However, it is to be hoped that the army for I tah will be largely Increased, so tljat offensive oiwrationa next spring may be of the most effective character. To strike a prompt and sure blow, though it may b# expensive for the time, may in tho end be the most pru dent economy. An increase in tho army is demanded by every consideration, but chiefly by the extending interest* of our country, and the necessity of protecting our fron tiers from saf sge incursions It will relieve those gallant (dllcers who ure now or have been compelled for yearn |mst to undergo the severest privations, absent from their families and friends. Various Indian tribes, I understand, have offered their services to the federal government to assist in the war against the Mormons. It is said that the secret of Brtgham Young's great power, during the last six years, Is in ttot* fact that lie has been enabled to corrupt the Indian tribes. Since the government has discovered this it has deter mined to proceed differently, and to Invoke the aid of Indian auxiliaries. It Is said that the Snake Indians have otfered nine hundred warriors for thi? service Mr. Huchanan's viewv on the tariff are not 1 1 be regarded ns entirely expressed in the Message. He simply ex presses his opinion that the present revenue policy of the itovernment lias not had an opportunity to prove it* adaptability to the public wants. Mr. Buchanan is known to be In favor of specific duties on certain great staples, and 1 am not without hope that at another period of the session he will express his views in that direction. Mr James B. Steedman, the public House printer elect, was born in Pennsylvania, and is a practical printer. He Is a man of great energy and boldness of cbi&racler, and of indomitable democracy I notice James Watson Webb, of New York, among the visiters at WaslnngUfc Me is a man of Uie world, and evidently thinks WaMH|ton a much more agreeable place lo spend the winter in Chan New York The rumor that Mr. llelmont may go as Minister to Spain Is agtln revived. Vallstk'i Theatre? Tile Poor of New York. An extraordinary drama, called "-The Poor of New York," was produced hero on Tuesday with so much sue cess as to Induce us to believe that it will keep the bills forsome time. It purports to be local, and shouU therefore be original; but It really has been tAken from en; of those curious melo dramas which so delight the frequenters of the theatres on the Boulevards. Its production at this bouse, which has generally claimed to be tho m-mt elegant and | dainty in the city , is one of the best jokes in the whole play , and is quite like the commander of the forces engaged in its translation? Mr. Bourcicault. The piece opens Id this city , at tho time of tho money panic of 18.17. Paul Fair weather (Mr. Blake), an old shipmaster, has become frighteued about his United States Bank stock and tits sold out, which is curious, as the bank stock was a long way above par and Bnldlc in his glory until two years afterwards. The mariner comes to Bl"odg<*?d (Norton), a private b inker, who is on the point of running away, and mak> s a special deposit of $100 ,0?j?. No oue is a witness to the deposit but Bsdger (Mr l<e*ter) a rascally clerk r,f Blondgnod's. Soon after making the deposit the mariner returns to claim it, having heard some rumors against the bank. There Is a struggle, the captain become! dangerously ex cited and dies of a|>optexy, dropping tho receipt for tb? money on the floor. It appears that Badger and Blood good take his body into the street, where it Is fouud tho next morning; the banker keeping the money and the clerk the receipt TIi.s Is tho key of the plot. lathe j next net we are in the crisis of 1867 Puffy (Mr. Sloan) a baker, ?* reduced to ?eiiin g xweet potato^.* in the Park There l? a Mr* I'uffy (Mm. Cooke), a voting Puffy, by iihiik- r>an. and a |x-rsou connect' d with tin; Pirn Depart meat, bavitig a* usual a red shirt, a good h.-urt and oon t<'in| l for Irliitf li?li grammar Them- goisl people (poor people are always good on the stage) have taken the widow and ctjiMr* n of the shlpma tor to lodgo, and Puffy is the tenant of Bloodgaod. l.ury Hurw?aU)*r (Mr* A I ten), an angi-lu milliner, ix hekived by Mark I.ivingxtono (Mr Sotbern), a lat-bionable young roan ruined by tho trirtu, and I aul Fa irweatln r la a nice y?ung pT'?n wbM print tpal business it In to lament tvff the fart that h? ha* nothing to do. l4Ving-tone ? >m down U> the Park at right ii rkick in the mortnug t<> pawn hia overcoat, and I n a) farta ? >n a potato Hero bo me.-u I'uffy, Paul and Mr. h ?>1 ?.*'??? to dine with them in division street , but the iwrty is broken up by Un< apixitraBoe of two she rilT? t itn ? r? who (vim to g" through some extraordinary pri crs*. from wht? b w? are led W> believe that our author* are not well rend in the Cod*. In the third act we are In trodtteed to (be lll<*xlgojd mansion Ifeidger, extradited from California, come* to bully the t tanker alxmt Ute Fair weather matter. Paul at the w time come* to ask for a stay of proceeding* In the Puffy note. Bksxlgood manage* to get Paul out ol the way of Badger, wboee ar reat hi- cauaee (more new law;, cxp.xting to And tbe re relpt on bla person. Hedge r, however, baa left It at home We are also mtr'xluced here to a <lu?rmuig err a lure, Mix* Alida, tie- banker'* daughter (Mr*. Hoey), wbo cannot get into society, and who desire* to marry living rtotic Ui order to gain a position and oblige* her father to loan him money. After tin* the plot got* tuixty. In tae fourth act we find all the Puffy* and PairweaUiera reduced to begging In I'tikni square, and Badger celling matches The fem.?le Kairweathers resolve to suff'xate tbemselvee with charcoal In their attic on tbe Potnta. They fgt paved, however, by Ijvingatone and Paul Badger. who livea in th? next room, i? partially aspb) xia'ed by the fume*, but manage* ? n a convulsive, spasmodic way? to hide the receipt under the Hour. Here the medical fraternity may Qnd pome hinta aa M the pympiornai " rtev elope metita uttered out upon the sua pen sioti of animation by ibis mean* It may correct some of their error* Bloodgood now *et tbe houas on Are la or .ler to burn tfi> receipt, hut 11 la *aved by Badger. Paul tairweathcr then walk* into the hanker'* mansion with all ilie virtuous ilde of the bo<i*e. Bloodgood M arrested by Badger, now a policeman Lucy and living* vone are niarrled, and virtue troimpiia mm Alida goes ?w*y in a Vreat rage, uid way* *he i*only lit for a '"life if infamy." aitl tear up the re< o||*, wbl< h is magnanimous on bia part, a* Bloodgood had n<? rumai ted any crime connect ed with it? payment'# tbe depnait having never been de manded of turn by anv one. We have not menttnaed iialf tbe odd and abturd blunder* in the play, bat we (ve*umo thi y mn*t be intendml a* >'ke* a* a*i> on* wh?i hax lived here ?tx month* would km w that the .ncidenbi belong to a iix-ahty other than thi* city. Viewe<l in a purely theetni-a! way . the play ia well oon rtructed itnd eflbrttve the int. re*t b-.ng ke|?t up throtigb otit The only really loi al character & i iui. the Ore f?oy, whub wa* very well done by Mr T. B. Johnston. Tbe hanker Ie a great fbol? ?.ur banker* are elevi r enough Mr b-?erhae a good part- a erov? betae< n IRct Bwl vrller and Bobert Macaire lie anoiled it, however, by beitig t<x> fteroa. gruff and niolo dramat e. He ahouM know, too, thai the lamb* who wore driven nut of the raltfurala fold by the wolve* of the Vigilance Committee, do not dree* to r*? th?y are apparelled in purple and f lie linen and diamond* and pat<-nt leather boot*, and fare ?umptaaeely rvery day. Mr Hothern and Mr l>a venjiort played the two nici young men qjite well Mr Make w i* *o r<?xl aa to make every one wtab Uiere hvi been more of him Mr !*kNin au<l Mra. Oxikc were both capital in fmall part)? their performance being quite the m- ?t natural act ng in the p!ay Mra Hlake w?- fr-wl. u fM f. Mr*. Allen looked intere*tin(, but wae a litUe too *low and la>*a !?if ifal. Mrs. B<x>y w? iinfortunate in I av eg a i*rt which mn*t have been ts 'inplt ixant to act * t vi** detestable to see Iti other hand* we helleve ;t w ?*!< not bsve come Off Without an espreasKin <4 dixap prot moo from the audience, but Mr* Hoey played it Jw dii'ioualT and dre**ed superbly The play abound* In tbe m'??t ottrsofllnary legal, medi cal, tit an< lal. social and in*wal tbeoriea, and we have n"t bet n much amused by any dramatic work? nutesoeptiag two or three Ave act tirag'iltee? for a . >ng time. There I* oue bit in ttie third att that i* quite iiiitr?nt?c. The reat of the sentiment is qwle aa Cmmy aa any i?f Morton'* fare.*. Tbe |,- al *cenery w*? ?w" planned, but not welt tainted, and it wll d<> no harm to ttnt?h It. The play waa received la the most enthuaiaatlc way by the audleaoe. It la well worth *o ng although a< .-onl ng to Mr Bourcl cault aeventeen -lajs were required in which to write, L-tujy and presrnt it. In theae faat timea, w.th Mr. Itoarot caulf* enurprteing saai slants. a Bve art play should b* gotiea out between Saturday morn ng and Monday even in*. Seventeen .lays 1a long enough to prepare a Preai denbal message. Rsperter Coart-Oewral Term. Asfbro Hon Judge* Bo* worth ami Woorlruff. pgr, o _ fry rs. Hmarfl ? This celebrated suit for libel alleged to have been contained in a series of operatic (ft nci*m? eame before tlie court on a motion of the defea dunt for a new trial Mee^re. P. D. Field, B. Milbraith sin) John Toenshend appeared for the mitlta for a new trial. Mr. flnn, the claimant of the vacant Judgeship, also oc cupied a seat opus tbe banch.