Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, December 19, 1861, Image 2
r.i . -m r n .1 TT The uur ior me union. ',' jrrvtn TburSay ilorii'.tij;'? iJu'.'.-jtjn.' ' : t - Til 1 fi Delate in' Congress yesterday ofter r.oon in the House, principally cn ihe fu'pnsion f ihe writ of habeas corpus ' Resolution suspending ti.c writ was la- Eulogies were offered and resolutions V I V i ur.w. ----- Senators. ''- Ethridge Clerk of the house receired letters .from Tennessee, staling that tho rebel leaders were impressing Union n.eu.' ho were fleeing to Kentucky for protection. Parson Rrownlow's array had bn increased by unionists from N. C, and Alabama, and he is giving the rebels much trouble. : The House investigating Committee will report next Thursday. ' The rebels are said to be approaching our lines on the Potomac in large force. JUbel force 1ms taken possession of the town of SprincfuM near me roiomac. McClellan.is closely watching their mo- liGoverninent has decided to 11 up the cumber in tee regiments in the field to 1,040, if necessary, inorcer to orane imperfect regimental organizations. The question of exchange of prison oner: seems to be .fairly settled. Gen. McCllclIin. the President and all of the Cabinet are in favor ot the plan. Thirty prisoners were exchanged yesterday. Our government has replied to the in vitation of England, France and Spain, in which it declines taking any part iu the Mexican expedition. The regulars surrendered in New Mexico and afterwards exchanged are 10 be. sent to guard the Northern fron tier. Charles Anderson, bro'her cf Gener al Robert Anderson, has arrived at N. Y. with' his family. They having es caped from the rebel? at San Antonio, in-Txas. They travelled from there in to'Mexico. The Mexican government will resist the allied expedition. The hatred of the Mexican government to wards Spain is intense. The legislature of Kentucky will abolish slavery, reimbursing loyal mas ters. Wigbtman was re-elected Mayor of Boston, yesterday. Washington, 11 Mr. Chandler of Michigan, said the officers of the army were not liable to frnpeachment. but one of our members has fallen Mr. Baker and nobody is to blame. He thought the facts ought to be known. He also wanted the truth i- .t j . : r: .Known reearujijg iuc uudnci m iuimuu ri. referred io by the Senator from Kan sas'. If General ircmont is to name let it be known. But if not, in God's jmme let him be justified, and let the country know it. Mr. Foster of Conn, thought it best not to investigate the subject now, under the present circumstances. He thought that Congress had better not do it. If military men managed the army badly, Congress would only make a bad matter worse by interfering. He would let the military alone in time of war. Inquiry of this ' kind would only call men away f roir higher duties. At the proper time Congress might make the inquiry. Mr. Sherman of Ohio believed an in vestigation would be beneficial, and es pecially a general inquiry into th ewhele tWduct of the war, and said he would rcord his solemn conviction that before the war ceased slavery would almost if not iitirely cease to exist, but the war should bt carried on without any reference to 'slcveiy, but to preserve a free country for fremen. If he could infuse the spir it of the people into all departments of the Government the war would soon end. . Mr. Wilson was glad the resolution would take wide field. He thought it was time that proclamations of officers should cease, and the government be left to set tle the policy. We must remember we had not the men of large military expe licjice. Mistakes had been madeand .... a were likely to be made, but he wanted it understood that the people expected no mistakes would be made, but that ev ery mac would give all he had to the Mr. Latham of California asked for the yeas and nays. The resolution was -agreed to. Yeas 38; Nays 3 Messrs. Carlisle, Latham and Rice. Absent Messrs. Bright, Foote, Wy ley and Wilson. Chandler of Mishigan announced the death cf Senator Bingham. After a trib ute to the memory of his colleague Mr. .Chandler offered the customary resolu tions, that the Senate go into mourning for thirty days and to adjourn. , irrxim Sunday MorninK'a Bulletin ' Quiscy, Dec. 12. - In lower House of Congress yesterday, Biairof Mo. offered a resolution recog .nizing eminent services of Gen. Lyon and soldiers under him at Springfield. .In offering the resolution Blair eulogized the deceased . The resolution was passed. Lansing's resolution in relation to the retore of fugitive slaves came up. Thadeus Stephens and Lovejoy made 'radical speeches, and censured Gen Hal ..h for driving negroes Lack to theij rebrl masters. ' Wilson cf Mass. introduced a bill in ihe Senate to increase the cumber of Cadets at Vt est Point. ' 1S E. Smith announced the death of 5-ti".or Bake:, and paid a brief tribute io his vortU and bravery, and offered the usual resclutiou m respect to his memory McDougal followed, referring to the ,3-ase of tiro disiicguished Senators lK-ula and Baker. Browning and Cowen followed. . Lathaci closed with a most beautiful. eloquent ajid touching eulogy of the de based, when the Senate adjourned. There was an alarm akrg the. lines of the Potwnac cn Tuesday, and the enemy- was thought to be approaching iu large force.- The alarm was false. The President declined to send to Con prrfs the communications with England, Franc ar;J Spain regarding Mexico. Exciting news from Port Royal is ex pected .. . The Republican iiicmbm cf Congress yesterday in caucus, resolved to instst on confiscating all rebel properly, and un conditional emancipation of slaves. The Potomac army were expecting an attack last and slept on their arms.- To day several regiments were ordered to be ready for any emergency. Prisoners are being exchanged every day. When the news of the capture of .Ma son and Slidell reached England there was intense excitement and indignation. Qcinct, 13. Ccscrkss. In the House yesterday, F. P. Blair.read a letter from Gen. Hal lock, explaining order No. 3, in regard i to returning xugiiive siaves, - nauum says it was a military necessity. He is willing, however, to execute any law of Congress or crier from his superiors on the subject The stealer Louisa from Liverpool brings further accounts of the reception of the news of the capture of Mason and ! Slidell. Public meetings were held in Liverpool, and resolutions passed co:i deming the affair, nnd calling upon the British Government to demand an ex planation. Private Johnson, of Lincoln Cavalry, is to be shot at Washington to-morrow, for desertion. Gov. Andrew protests against Mass. soldiers catching slaves. Cameron says it shall be stopped. Col. Mulligan has been reinstated to the command of a regiment. t St. Halcna Islands, near Charleston, was occupied by the Federal troops. Our forces intend seizing all approach es to Savai.nah and Charleston soon. The news from Ft. Pickens has been received. Cannonading commenced on the morning of the 21st ult, and contin ued two days. Ft. Mcllae was silenced, also the water batteries in reach cf the guns of the Fed eral steamer Richmond. At three P. M. of the 23d, Warring ton was set on fire by our guns, and that place and the Navy Yard, destroyed. One of Wilson's Zouaves was killed, and a sailor on board the steamer Rich mond. On the 21th one of our guns exploded, killing five, and wounding others. Col. Brown says he can take Fort Bar aacas as soon as reinforcements reach him. Qciitcy, Dec. 10. The Charleston Courier cf the 9ih says on Wednesday a detachment of twenty men visited Beaufort, and found no enemy there. They destroyed all the cotton & corn we eould find on the plan tations around, amounting to 4,000 bales. The people of Charleston are getting alarmed at the approach of the . fed eral fleet. The citizens of Charleston and Savan nah are fleeing to the interior of the State. There are a number of Letters of marque at issued by the Confed Govern ment to prey upon commerce. In England France and Spain, ves sels are being fitting under a sirailer de cision to that allowing the Nashville to fit out at Southampton. Vessels will seil under the Meiican flag as war vecsels, entitled to bring war vessels in to neutral ports. QumcT, Dec. 14. Dispatches to the Cincinnati Commer cial from Cheat Mountain of the 14th, says yesterday one of the hardest and best fought battles took place since the war commenced. It was fought at Al legheny Carrp, Pocahontas, Va. Gen. Milroy commanded Union forces; Gen Johnson of Georgia commanded the reb els. Union loss thirty. Rebels lost 200 killed and many wounded, our forces numberred 750. The enemy 2,000. The rebeh set fire to their camp and retreated to Stanton. Various reliable reports say that a fire broke out in Charleston on the night of the 11th. Half the town burned to ashes. It was supposed to have boen caused by slaves that have risen. From Weioesdny Morning't Bulletin Qcicy, 16. Further European news received. London.-Times rays the principle on which the Engli&h Government rests its demaud, is that British ship, whose viola lion of neutral rights is not fully proved, must be held to British ground as much as if she were on actual piece of British soil, and the right of all persons on board is as valid as on British territory. No such violation has been proved, or sought to be proved against the Trent; conse quently the seizure of persons dragged from hej deck we3 entirely illegal. Sli dell and Mason were at most civil ser vants to a hostile power, and were trav eling from one neujral power to another, in a neutral vessel. If the Government at Washington declare them rebels, their light of asylum has been clearly violated. Transport Mulborne would leave Wool wich for Halifax on the oth, wite 30,000 stand of prms aud a battery of Armstreng guns. Mr. Bright made an eloquent speech on Atnerican queston, strongly recom mending warlike feeling, and scouted the idea that the U. S. Cabinet had re'solved to pick a quarrel with England. Sir Richard Cobden has written a let ter of pacific tone, urging such ernest judgment. Cen. Scott has written a lettpr in favor of maintaining fiiendly relations between England and America, which attracts much attention. The steamer Illinois which arrived at Old Point Saturday night, says the passed wi'.hin six miles of Charleston on Thurs day night. Tremendous "conflagration going on iu Charleston evidently burn ing up. " The Norfolk Day Book of 13th, gives an account of a negro insurrection iu Sou'h Carolina, at Charleston. The plot of the negroes was discovered and checked. 'm Washington di.-patches say, notwith standing the attitude of , England, the Cabinet and Congress are not frightened. The demand for the release of Mason and Slieell caused great excitement, but the sentiment of defiance is universal.' Congress will adjourn Thursday next for two or three weeks, to enable the members to spend the hcllidays at home. Qcirvcv, 17. In the lower House of Congress yes terday, mor,e hard words between Foulke of Illinois, and Conway of Kansas. It is feared something serious will grow out cf it. Lane of Indiana, offered a resolution that the Committee on Judiciary be re quested to provide a law ta prevent a i 1- Fjuday, December 13. Mr. Taylor introduced a memorial and : joint resolution in reference to a man ers cf treason collection of debts iu the U. S. A creed tj. from briniringuits for route from Nebraska City to New Fort courts Kearney, Uriomwu, and from" Nebraska City to Iowa. " Bill -passed and nith Wilkinson offered resolution to expel ; agreed to. . Jesse Bright". K-iVrre.!. ."Mr. Umhank m-nni'that the report Dispatches from Si. Joseph. Mis.-curi, i f r,r, Commute on Agriculture, in refer state that a laule was expected soon be- ; eljCe t, B.1I 23 aa 1 CO. providing for the iwppn rebel fortes at LexinL't'ii and aruwih if shorn v nd hc2, and encour- aemni of wool growing be adopted. Motion lost bv rote of 7 to 6. Mr. Taylor moved to amend by strik troops under Gen Pn riti - li was Prentice's intention to" cross the nver at a point above Lexington, and attack lae rebels. The rebels are 2,500- strong. The Federals have 4,000. Excitement runs high over the English news. Markets depressed hi couoe quence. Bark Agnes, arrived at Baltimore, re ports a fight between Privateer Sumter and U. S. Ship Irroquois off Martinique. HeraPs dispatch says the Cabinet has official information from England, rela tive to the Mason and Slidell affair. The Calinet have considered the mat ter, and thinks the newspaper bluster not a true indication of the intention of that Government. The impression is that England would make demand for the release of Mason and Slidell, but lengthy correspondence would settle the matter without war. ;The Union sentiment of Eastern Vir giniiiis rapidly increasing. Sentor Polk of Mo., has gone over to the rebel-?., said to be now in Memphis. Ben. fltcCullock is said to be now in Richmond. Steamer Connecticut arrived at Old Point, reports tbat'Ft. Pulaski has been vacated by the rebels, and is now occu pied by the Federal troops. Senate. Military committee will re port to-morrow against abolishing the distinction between regulars and volun teers. Vallandingham offered resolutions that the acction of the committhe with refer ence to Commodore Wilkes be sustained, notwithstanding the beligerent altitude of England. Laid over. Bill to raise 20,000 soldiers more for Kentucky was opposed by Lovejoy aLd Thad. Stevens. Passsed. In the Senate, Hale offered a resolu tion that committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of providing a uniform plan for deeling with slaves of rebels. Agreed to. Norfolk and Richmond papers of the 14th give full particulars of the great fire at Charleston. 57 buildings? were des troyed, including the Roman Catholic TJhurch, St. Peter's Episcopal, the Cum- berlan street Church, Methodist and the Circular Church. The loss will be from 5,000,000 to 7,000,000. The steamer Champion arrived at New Yerk .on the 16th. She reports being chased by privateer on the 14th. Ships Lancaster, Wyoming and Cyane were off Panama on the 5th. Quxkcy, Dec 18. In Senate yesterday Lattham offered a resolution that the Secretary of War be requested to inform the Senate by what law and reason passports are required from passengers from N. Y. to Sanfran cisco. Agreed to. Sherman offered a resolution that the Secretary of War furnish the Senate a copy of all correspondence between Gen. Scott and General Patterson. Agreed to. In the House Allcott's resolution pro posing the emancipation of the slaves of rebels, caused a warm debate. Harding of Kentucky made a strong speech in op sition. Dispatches from Tipton, Mo., say our troops received orders yesterday to hold themselves ready at a moments warning. Gen Pope, at the head of his forces, is already marching toward Warrensburg for the purpose of cutting off Price, who is trying to winter with Rains and Stein at Lexington. A battle is expected soon. ; Gun Boat Connecticut has arrived at Ft. Monroe from Port Royal The reported occupation of Fort Pulas ky by the Federals, is not true ; but it is expected it will fall into our hands very soen, The troops now occupying Tybee Is land will operate against Ft. Pulaski. Information has been received at Cai ro that New Orleans had been attacked by Federal forces under Gen. Phelps, from Ship Island. Reinforcements have been sent down from Columbus. Sec. Cameron has submitted to Con gress a report in favor of the appropria tion of 4,710,000 for putting the coast defences in order, from the lakes around to Sanfrancisco. Steamar Jury arrived ot Portland yes terday from ' Liverpool. Things look warlike in England. A large number of troops under orders leave for Canada. The American shipping interest disas trously affected. ing out 500 and exemping an unlimited number cf sheep for five years from tax ation or exemption. Amendment lost Mr. Taylor moved the indefinate post ponement of the report of the committee. Question on the indefinite postponement of the report, carried. Mr. Dundy introduced a memorial and joint resolution asking the Secretary of War to station one company of Govern ment troops in' Southern" Nebraska.was taken up and on motion referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. McPherson and Dundy. .Friday, December 13. House. House met pursuent to ad journment. Mr. Allgewahr introduced a bill for an act to encourage the Cultivation of Grapes. Referred to Committe on Ag riculture. ''-.-"' Mr. Griffiiu introduced a bill for an act' to refrain stock from running at large in the Territory of Nebraska. Referred to Committee on Agriculture. Mr. Allen introduced a bill for an act for a Territorial road from Fort Calhoun to Kelly's Precinct. Referred to Com mittee on Roads. . Mr. BirchfiehT introduced a bill fer an act to stay all proceedings in' civil cases two years Referred to Committee on Judiciary. Mr. Clark, of Douglas, introduced a bill for an act suspending the levying and collection of the road taxes for 1S60- Referred to Committee on Judiciary. Also, a bill for an act to amend the revenue law, and other purposes. Re ferred to Committee on Judiciary. Mr. Reynolds introduced a bill for an act to encourage the manufacture of Salt. Referred to Committee on Mines and Minerals. Mr. Clark, of Douglas, introduced a bill for a:; act to define what is a legal publication Referred to Committe on Judiciary Mr. Evvingintroduced a bill for an act requiring Probate Judges to hold their offices at the county seats of their respec tive counties. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. A bill for an act to amend section 1, chapter 9, of an act providing for. the set trement of the estates of decedent. Re ferred to Committee on Judiciary. A bill for an act to regulate and estab lish interests on money and contracts. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. Saturday, Dec. 14. House. House met pursuant ro adjournment. Mr. Learning introduced a bill for an act entitled an act to confirm the elective franchise on citizens residing on Indian Reservation. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. Mr. Allen introduced a bill for an act to repeal an act to authorize county com missioners to pay interest on county or ders. Referred to committee on Ways and Means. air. urotner introduced a dui tor an act to exempt from taxation certain prop erty of soldiers who have entered the ser vice of Government. Referred to com mittee on military. Committee on roads reported back to the House an amended bill relative to roads, and to regulate the disposition of the road funds. Reported accepted, and a bill read a third tune and passed. A bill for an act to change the time of meeting of the Legislative Assembly to first Thursday after fist Monday of Feb ruary, was taken up and ordered to be engrossed for third reading on Thursday next. From the Legislature. Monday, December 9. Co u sen.. Mr. Bennett introduced a bill to encourage the growth of sheep and hogs. Mr. McPherson introduced a bill to encourage the growth ot wool. Mr. Bennet introduced a bill to amend the usury law. Tuesday, December 9. House. House met pursuant to ad journment. Two reports were made with referance to the Joint Resolution and Memorial relative to adjournment, and with the bill, were mnde the special order of 3 o'clock this P. M. A bill to amend the law providing for funding the Territitorial debt. Read seconu time and referred. A bill to create an election district for Hall, Buffalo and Kearney counties. Read third time and passed. A bill for a Territorial road in Nema ha and Richardson counties. Ordered engrossed for a third reading to-morrow. A bill to locate a Territorial road from Dakota to Fort Kearney. Made special order of to-morrow. A bill to establish an agency to pro mote emigration to this Territory. Or dered engrossed for a third reading on Friday. Holt Connty. The past week has been a hard one for the traitors of Holt. But they have bro't the trouble upon their own heads. They were warned, but heeded not the warning. Since the time when Doc Robinson ad vised them to assassinate Union men from every secret hiding place, their course has been one of outlawry. The county is now full of troops, and several companies will probably be stationed there all Win ter. The traitors, within a few days past, have been unmercifully Jayhawked. Old Huges, up at Marietta, has had his store completely (leaned out, and hehas been sent to St. Joseph as a prisoner. On Wednesday night, Dr. Gordon, Sam. Young, (ex Representative,) and others, were Jayhawked by a gang from Kansas, who took even Gordon's coat and cap. All over the county, the traitors have suffered in a like manner. Jim Foster, after having his nose pulled by a Jay hawker, took his span of mules to St. Jo seph, for safety; and it is said that he is now detained there, and compelled to work upon the intrenchments. Sam. Wool has voluntarially taken the oath of allegiance, which it is believed he will adhere to as long as the troops remain in sight. Old "Dry-gripes" has sloped for parts unknown. Abijah Duncan and a number of others have been arrested, some of whom have been sent to St. Jo seph to shovel dirt. Abijah could not be sent, for want of transportation he could not be taken at one load, and teams en ough could not be procured to haul him. Still the traitors threaten the Union men that they will pay for all this., with inter est, when Gen. Prentis comes up this way. Toor fools ! their hope tangs upon a slender thread. We are informed that a company of troops is to be stationed on the opposite bank ot tne river during me muier, io prevent Jayhawkers frcm crossing into Missouri from Kansas. This may an swer the purpose as long a3 the river re mains open, but when it freezes over, Jayhawkers can cross anywhere else as veil as here. We hope the troops will o"e stationed there, as they will thus be a protection to our place, and relieve our citizens of much watchfulness and care. Kansas Chief. OMAHA CORRESPONDENCE. Omaha, Dec. 10, 1S61. JIr Editor: It seems to be a disposi tion of a majority of the members cf the Legislature cow in session at this place, to discountenance special Legislation, and devote their time to matters concern the interest cf the people at large. We need more of this kind of work than we have had, and less of thatkind which re lates to acts favoring the "rtc." May j this session be spent to the advancement of the general welfare of Nebraska ! TEMPERANCE. There is no disguising the gratifying fact, that Omaha has changed in her morals wonderfully, and is now a .quiet and orderly city. Those of your readers who visited this reagon a few years ago, when liquor made ihe man, can scarcely realize the change. A drunken man is seldom seen, and no such a humiliating sight as an intoxicated member of the Legislature has been known, or heard of, so far. May such be the case to the end of this and all future sessions of the Leg islature of this Territory. The abomin able habit of drinking cannot be too se verely condemned, as it is a trick of the devil to turn this fair world into a hell on earth, and people the chambers below, into which a sober, temperate soul may be looked upon as an intruder. Down with the habit ! "Dry it up," and let all set an example before the rising genera tion that shall live for good when we shall have passed off this "stage of ac tion." Press forward, then, with the cause of temperance, the forerunner of a high and precious state "in this life, and that which is to come." The man who U an habitual drunkard is not fit for earth, heaven, or hardly for the lowest seat in perdition, but all evidence is that a placa will be reserved for such, where the fire is not quenched, and the worja dieth not." POLITICS. It would take a full fledged, live proph et to tell what shape politics will assume in the future in Nebraska. Oce or two unsuccessful efforts have been made to effect an issue on the "adjournment" be tween Republicans and Democrats. Al though the mover of the question is a Republican, the two parties are about equally divided for and against, therefore it cannot be used us a party measure. -FIRST PAYMENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE. ' Last Saturday, the 7th inst., was a day of general good feeling among the mem bers of the Legislature in consequence of receiving a few "spondulicks." The clothing stores and hotels are begining to realize a "golden harvest." Methink the business of enacting laws will, if pos sible, progress more delightfully, for you know a "fellow" requires the stimulus o the mighty dollar to propell him to act suitable to the wants of the "dear people.' "Tne laborer." we are told, "is worthy of his hire," and the quotation is highly applicable to the "ioons" of Nebraska as well as to other people. MEMORIAL TO ADJOURN IS THE HOUSE The Memorial to adjourn came up in the House to-day, and attempts made to make it the special order for 3 o'clock P. M., but owing to a standing rule i was lost. The session is too far ad vanced now for the Memorial to meet with much favor. It will be voted down almost to a man. Many who would have supported it at first will oppose it on the final vote. x REPEAL OF THE ROAD TAX. That portion of our laws imposing a tax of three dollars on each quarter sec tion of land has been repealed by the Council, and do doubt will be concurred in by the House. The revenue collected under this law will more than liquidate the War Tax of our Territory. Persons owning large tracts of land will not have to pay any more, if as much, to the Gov ernment for War purposes, on a quarter section of land. The Representatives from all sections demand the repeal of this part of our revenue laws, and from this I judge that it is obnoxious to the peo ple. PREAMBLE ASD fcESOLUTIOSS. Dr. Holladay, of Nemaha, introduced the following Preamble and Resolutions : "Whebeas, The country we all lore no ranch and revere; the liberties aeenred by ihe blood of cur Be t- olutiouary fathers, and which have through succeeding (renerstions been transmitted to ns as an InestlmaMe inheritance are being jeopardized aud tleir perpetuity threatened by an internecine foe ; a peopl with whom we have for nearlv a centnry past fraternized a one (rreat and common family, but whose condnct now leads us to exclaim, "Fjr tt was not an enemy that reproached me, then could I have borne it. But It was thon, a man mine equal, my guide and my acquaintance," And whereas, All reason but seeni in vain, and painful as it may be, it has become necessary that the powerful arm of the Government most be brought into requisition to preserve and perpetuate itaelf, the mist beneficient the world over saw and as the power that be. in whose keeping the people have entrusted the sa cred lKxn have been and are now endeavoring to per form faithfully its duties, it becomes the duty not only of individuals, associations, and coinmucitie, bat of the legislative assemblies of the States and Territories tu contribute words of cheer, and show forth by ex pressions, desires for, and confUience in the efforts to crut-h out treason, put down rebellion, and restore pete-e, harmony, and prosperity, between ihe Xirth and South; old friendship revived, and all the relations of uninter rupted brotherhood restored. Therefore be it Resolve?, That we approve f war hy our Govern ment for the suppression of the causeless and unholy rebellion now waced against it " Resolved, That weh -l ltha rebels aealnst ourGov trnment to be outside the pale of its protection. Resolted, That we do earnestly pray the Alnunistra. tl n to use every mean in its power ti maintain the cance of the Government, protect the flaf of our oiintry on every inch of American soir, suppress the rebellion, ar.d show forth to the world that we have yet a Govern ment. Resolved, That we reeommr-nd to the Concress of the United Slates now astembied at the city of Washington, to so amend the act ot confiscation of certain properly, as to embrace all kinds of property . The foregoing Preamble and Resolu tions were made the special order of to morrow at 11 o'clock A. M. They will meet with no opposition, as all the "fel lows" aie Union to the core. Yet it is fit for the Legi Stive Assembly of Ne braska to declare boldly and unmistakably for the Government in this, her hour of trouble. 'Paw5i. Nclras!i3 CItj Cormpondencc. Nebraska City, Dec. 16th. Editor Jdvertiser: We have been looking for some days for our wise soloas of the Nebraska Legislature to make their appearance home, and exhibit their friendly and well-known visages in our streets. But "nary" a Legislator is seen. Is It possible that they cant s'.op the machine till the pay ($3,00 per day) gives out ? How long, think you, the session would last if "our Uucle" would only foot the bill ? I'll venture to say we should see perpetual motion exemplified and demonstrated. How the people were gulled m thinking "them feilars" were going to adjourn inside of the forty days ! They are evidently very good in making promises before the election, but not so good in keeping them afterwards. In this county our Representatives were es pecially instructed, and our Couccilmen requested to use their influence to secure an adjournment of the Legislature within ten days, and the passage of a Memorial to Congress, praying for the diversion of the 820,000 appropriated for Territorial expenses to the payment of the Federal tax levied upon the Territory of Nebras ka, and which must be paid in hard cash in July next. An act of the Legislature, and a special act of Congress, diverting the money appropriated for Legislative expenses to the payment of the tax, in accordance with the prayer of the Mem orial, would have saved this county the payment, in July next, of nearly 84,000. I am glad to see that our Representa tives remained true to their pledge, and obeyed the instructions, specific and ex plicit a3 they were, with, I regret, one exception. Mr. Croxton, I see, voted to indefinitely postpone the Memorial and Resolution fcr adjournment, introduced by his colleague Mr. Reynolds. "This creates great perplexi'y to his friends here. They are at a loss to know how he can explain himself, and place himself right before his constituents. What 13 the use of instructions if they are thus to be trampled upon ? Our city durieg last wee'k was in quite a flurry over the fact that a few Jayhawk ers came into town, mounted and armed to the teeth with Sharp's rifles and re volvers, but the fact that they came into town quietly and put up at the hotel, and paid for their board, I suppose, like other white men, has caused the excitement to die away. The weather here for the last two weeks has been splendid. Everything betokens a mild winter. All sorts of labor and business is being carried on to as much advantage as during the summer or the fall. Quantities of core are being shipped west to the mail stations and the differ ent ranches along the route lo Denver. We confidently look for a large trade with Colorado in the Spring. With this in view our townsmen, Messrs. A. Sc. P. Byram, -the heaviest frieghters in the West, are making large prearations for doing the business of the plains in the spring. Yours truly, X. Y. I ni ei.er. i ne situation h srd u ' beautiful, but the tca is ver Auey jiiio passea a general miV ami ? K a r. L' J t t .. H'ST other acts! "They provided fGf tioo cf thirteen more ir.emltr, House and four more of the'Cooacil a"d to meet again next June. ' , MILITARY. The Barracks at Caisp Weld ar5 ' "i finished. . The stables are not qrat. cL pleted. There are seven ' c7Zi. quartered here, comfortably pridedV mP is aa attract; T? 11 lively, interesting. p;ace. They- great time last Sabbath week, at ception of a fine flag, presetted bv ra ! retary Weld, in honor of whom ih-j can was named. Speeches were rcaie ly Excellency Gov. Gilpin, Maj. CLiTir and the Secretary. Sorry to 8ee took the Sabbath day for such an occaioo. Capt. Cook, coamander-of a composy 'i Cavalry quartered in this city, rstJriiei ; with 42 prisoners from Fort Whe ye3. i terday. They left the prboners at tho ; Barracks. They were brought here icr trial for treason. Part of them belong to this place. They were captured by ua ' companies of dragoons from Fort Wise. A company from the camp cones dowa most every night to attend the pjat:e ' Valley Theatre, and they generally favor ! us with fine patriotic muiie as they pass our streets. The Tlatte Valley Theatra is 90 by 50 feet, 22 high, and cost about $7,000. At their opening a fere weeki ago, they took in $600 from 1.400 peo pie. They are still in full, blast, per. I forming every night. It is now abcut 11 i o'clock, and the storm has subsided, but ' it has filled our houses full of sand a-j dust. Good bye. In haste. Respectfully yours, A.S.B. : P. S. I learned to-day, 21st, that tha late storm blew down fifteen or treaty i houses, iuG olden City. Resolutions. A large number of Union -men cf -Atchison county, Mo., met in"Ua'ica School House, and passed the followicg resolutions : - 1, Metolvei, That any man who has boen inth rebel army and returned to thU connty, he varoH ta lfvj immediately and never azain to return utidsr penalty of death ; and also th.ise who harbor such stall ke lia ble U the mm pnnishment. 2. Resolved. That all county officers who bir beta known to hold any rebellions sentiments, or bars ipo ken am ins t tbe United States authority, or tbe author ty of the State Convention, are hereby rent:eteI to r sien their offices or leave the connty immeIUie!T- 3 Resolved", That all secessionists b't prnmi-H t provide support for th families of rebel voiuatsars la forced to make Rood their promise ; and if thin it ri n, tber shall not be disturbed by the Unionisu in tSi 3: charite of their tacred promises. 4. Resoled. That no man shall be permitted to t his debtor nnlei inch wish to leave tbe Sate. All those whom the above resolution concern, are called upon to remenber that they will be enforced at the peril tl blood and death. At the same meeting a large company of Home Guards were organized, under the title of R. & R. By order of the Secretary. COLORADO CORRESPONDENCE. Denver City, ' ) November 19th, 1661, 9 A. M. $ Mr. Fcrwas Dear Sir: We are now having one of the most severe wind storms I have witnessed this side of the Missouri river. The regions of the Great Northwest seem to be let loose, and for some eight or ten hours we have enjoyed nothing but dust and sand, swiftly borne upon the wings "of a rushing mighty wind." I Dever saw the like. The sand and dust enters every crevice. I could have written my name in the sand and dust on my plate when I sat down to breakfast this morning. The butter and everything was all covered with sand and dust yet we made out to eat our break fast. The wind seems to increase the appetite. Though not cold, it is a real mi Ht. Tl sweeper. 1 ne town is an saui up. i nave heard of no damage being done. These storms are frequent here, though not more so than in Nebraska. Not usually so long. I have seen the whole city of Denver,- enveloped in dust, so that you could not see five rods before you. CITY ELECTION. Our first city election under the TerrU torial Government came off yesterday. . For a few days previous the town was completely patched with placards, an nouncing the numerous candidate' names. The election passed ofF quietly. A good band of music, with their band wagon covered with placards, with the inscrip- tion--,Vote for Cook," "Cobb," "Lar- imer," &c., ror mayor, ana for otner officers, served a good purpose in elec tioneering, as they attracted much atten tion by their fine, sweet music. Our Legislature, after a quiet, peacea le session of sixty days, adjourned sine die, on the 7th inst. They passed a gen eral school law, a criminal cede, divided the Terrritory into counties, and nucner- 1 - a a ous acts incorporating rcaa, ditca ana mining companies. They located the Capital of the Territory at Colorado C:ty, near Pike's Peak, right in the center of the Territory, about eighty miles from Atchisox Co., Mo.,. Dec. 9ib, Co., Mo., ) i, 1501. ' Friend Furors: At a meeting of the ; Union men of Atchinson county, held at Union School House on Saturday evenin, ! December 7th, the "following- Preamble ; and Resolutions were adopted 'as the foundation of the organization. The State Guards now stationed at : Rockpor: are expected to be called awaj, and for this reason the Union citizens an ? enrolling themselves into companies, for : self prelection. i It will be seen that opportunity is i offered to such persons as have been tmct- I ured with secessionisra, to return to a!le ? giancei both to their State and Natiowl : Government; and the opportunity is be ing embraced by many, wha, previous. ta , the rebellion, were considered among pur ; best citizens. The resolutions were ordered to be published in the Jldverliser. ; Vours, . Vios i r&EA31BLE AJfD EtSOLCTtOf I. Whereas. Circqmataace render it tecesary tiX u. aa L'Li.iu men. to unite together for aeif-proteiiuo, . and for the preservation of onr JTational and State G"T- ; ernment. therefore we do agree to bb.erte nd obey the : following retolntiont : 1. Resolved That we will one every pmbl tr.tty t to snttain the Government of the Cnited Srate. Vari' fort to juppres the reoeiiloo now threatening ittde- ; trnctioo. " t. Resolved. That we recognize (he actiwn of tte ; Stte Convention of Missouri, ai both preppec aod le (il, depoMUfc C- F. Jjckaon Governor ot 3Ciaoari. becau of hi treasoulecuiidjct,aad the HUiDgut U ; vacancy by H. B. Gamble 2. Resolved. That wa hereby pleJ? oar lives vdoW sacred honor to faithfully obey ailou:i?a'ioudue fru ob loyal titiiens, both to the Government orthe United State and State of ili.soari. i. Resolved. That to long aa any perwxi In Atchiaoa county, is ia open hostility, either to onr Kational ar Slate Government, we will not permit Liu ta rei- aiLtOUK us. 5. Resolved. That if any member f tblraniaiin ; nhal! divuljte or ms.9 public any transaction of the or- Ionization ordered to be kept aecret, tl.e member"! oJeiKimg oball be Court Kartialad, and U found guiitr. bl I be punUhed the organization thai! ttuok prop". , 6. Resolved. That no perv.n who haa heretofore beta . known to kympaihlze with secession, can become a member of thia organization, naea ty pernjiWt; ' j our connty meetings. . Resolved, That we pledee oarielve on all o- ions, to obey any call that may be made pon us tj oit . officer. - ; 8. Resolved, That the action of thl oamnlzatioi out" . not extend beyond the limits of Atchison cuanty. , There is a report to the effect tnt . jnartial law is to be declared cy?r Leal j euworth, Atchison, IJonipnaQ, Jenerscu, t Wyand ti-s and Rrown count iej, Kansas, j from the fact tha: Jayhanking and rob- j bery rule the day. and civil law is poorer- j less. Kansas Chief- ; Some are so censorious as to advance, ; that those who have discovered thorough j knowledgeof all the depravity of ife j human heart, must be themselves de- j pntved; but, this is about as wfsa a? w j affirm that every physician who onJer. stands a disease, must be himself diieisea. j When we fancy that we hare grown j wiser, it is only, in many iotaace5,"tht ; new prejudices nave tascen u.u y-- the old ones. Idleness is the root of all evil., . .