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Cjrc <smjrin Btate, T^iii^iir „ 7 • WEDNESDAY M3RXI.YE, AURCfI 11, LSSO ‘Lily’” will find a place in our columns next weeks. Received too lute for this issue. Good Samaritans. Ameeting of the order of G. S. will be held at the Masonic Lodge Room, on Thursday evening nest, at early candle-light. Companions and Sis ters, are genially invited to attend . March 12th 1856. — ♦ # Gedey’s Ladies’ Hook. Thi3 deservedly popular periodical for March, is on our table, and presents to the reader the usu al quantity of interesting matter,for which it lias so long been celebrated. Within the pages of this work, may be, found treasures of thought, sentiment and wit, which have for so many years made Go dey a welcome visitor to every family. The South ern people need have no fears of the political char acter of this publication. So far as we have exam ined its pages, we have not yet been able to detect the slightest taint of Abolitionism in any of its ar ticles. We regret that many of the literary publi cations of the North, are not thus free from the abominable isms which infest the body politic in that region. The Ladies’ Book is now passing through its fifly-second Volume, and is therefore venerable for its age, as well as valuable for its con tents. The cmbelishments contained in each vol ume, are well worth the subscription price. No gentleman's library or lady’s parlor should be without this work. Terms of the Ladies’ Book, 1 copy 1 year §3; 2 copies 1 year $5 ; 6 conies 1 year $lO. William Patton, Book-seller, Hoboken. Now Jersey, is pre pared to furnish this,-and a large number of other valuable Magazines, to subscribers. Sec his ad vertisement on our first page. # e * G ieat National Lottery. The Mount Vernon Association, finding all their efforts unavailing to procure by voluntary contribu tions, an amount sufficient to purchase the Mt. Vernon Estate, have found it necessary to resort to the expedient of raising the money by Lottery. They have made an appeal in this way, to the pa triotism as well as the self interest of the people of this great nation, to come forward and rescue the venerable mansion and last resting place of the Father of his country, from desecration. An op portunity is thus offered to every citizen of this .great Republic, to manifest lvis gratitude to Iran who contj ibuted so much towards securing the great blessings of liberty and independence, which have become the patrimony of us all. By refer ence to our advertising columns, the plan of this lottery may be seen. The prizes arc grand ani magnificent, and the two fold inducement, above alluded to, should prompt our people to come forward in support of this laudable enterprise. For the trifling sum of oxf. dollar, you may secuf-e a chance to be comfortable in your pecuniary mat ters the remainder of your life. Let every parent have a ticket for each one of his children ; if no children, then one each, for himself and wife ; if no wife, then one or more for himself; and if you have scruples of conscience about the morality of lotte ■ ries, then send to Ciiart.es F. Lewis, Agent at Washington City, one, five, ten or more dollars, as a donation, according to your ability. At all events, do something in aid of the Mount Vernon Pennsylvania Democracy. The recent Democratic Convention, of Peunsyl , vania, has put the party in that State upon the same groui.d occupied by their brethren in every . other portion of the Union. They plainly and dis tinctly endorse the Kansas and Nebraska Act, de nounce Freesoilism and Know Nothingism, and ’ approve the administration of Gen. Pierce. It is a grand moral spectacle to sec a party standing up in the midst of such hordes of fanatical enemies, ftnd boldly proclaiming to the world their devotion to those principles which make true Democrats the same in every part of the Union. Where is the Btate, North or South of Mason <fc Dixon's line, , in which the Know Nothing party, or any other party, have within the last five years, come out Openly in support of the constitutional rights of the South, except the Democratic party. Search all that infected region, and not one such example cun be found ! The Pennsylvania Democracy are true to the Union, true to the constitutional rights of the South, and are ready to enter the lists against Know Nothingism, Black Republicanism, and all the isms, which conspire to work the de struction of this fair fabric of American liberty. Virginia Democratic Convent ion. The Democratic State Convention convened in the city of Richmond, Va., on the 21th ult. An unusually large number of Delegates were in at tendance from yvery part of the State. Great unanimity and good feeling prevailed during its de liberations, and the result of its labors is truly gratifying to every friend of the South, and of the . Constitution. A set of resolutions were unani momly adopted, reiterating the oft promulgated cardinal doctrines of the Democracy of the Old Dominion. On the subject of the Kansas and Ne braska bill, and the Missouri Compromise, the rc_ solutions breathe the spirit which animates the tiue Democracy throughout the length and breadth of the Union. There is no mincing of matters, no “ifs nor ands,” no qualifications in their approval ‘of that great and important measure. They also cordially approve the cardinal measures of Gen. Pierce's administration. There is something very remarkable in the political history of Virginia.— • The first Republican Presidents were natives of that State, and received her electoral vole. When the Republican Party assumed the name of the De mocratic Party, Virginia continued true to her principles, and has in every election since, given her vote to the Democratic candidate for Presi. dent. Always Republican, always Democratic she has a bright record. What other State can say the Same for itself? Expkuatoiy. Our neighbor of the American Union , is right in supposing that we did not intend to represent him as being opposed to the nominees of the late Philadelphia Convention. Our remarks were in allusion to the nomination, by which we meant the modus operandi of the convention—time, proced ure, &c Let sao Man l>e Deceived. In’these days of strife and struggle for party power, there is great danger of losing sight of great and important interests, by leading off after collat eral issues of small moment. That the question of slavery is the great question of the day, before the people of this country, is apparent to every man of common understanding. Efforts are being made every day by designing men, to press upon the pub lic mind the importance of putting down the Cath olic and Foreign influence in the country, and Southern men, beguiled by the artful representa tions of political leaders, have in a good degree, lost sight of the main issue, and in their distorted imaginations, the dangers of abolitionism sink in to insignificance, when contrasted with the horrors of Popery, and the evils growing out of our for eign-born population. This is the rock upon which our ship of Southern Rights is most likely to be wrecked. In these perilous times, no man should be taken upon trust. Let every South ern man put the test to every candidate who asks Ids suffrage, is he sound upon the slavery question? If this cannot be promptly answered in the affirma tive, he has no claim upon the support of a South ern man. It is not sufficient to say, that he has heretofore been sound upon this vital question ; but is lie sound now ? Is he in favor of the Kansas and Nebraska bill ? Is he opposed to the restora tion of the Missouri Compromise? If these in quiries are not promptly answered in the affirma tive, rest assured you run great hazard in trusting him with power. In the days of our Revolutiona ry struggle, no man was permitted to hold any place of trust or power who was not known with out doubt, to be true to the American cause. In some instances traitors turned up, and the cause of liberty suffered. Yet in all these cases, the perpe trator’s of the treason held position* under pledges of unequivocal fidelity to cur country’s flag. We may be deceived by fair pic raises, but that is not our fault. We ca’ not look into the hidden recesses of the human ‘ art, and read its secret thoughts and intentions. But if we take a man whofy “upon trust,” without knowing his views on important questions, or ex acting pledges of fidelity from him, and we are be trayed, it is cur fault. A number of the presses in Georgia, devoted to the interests of the Ameri can Party, have rushed into the support of Mr. Fillmore, the nominee of the late Philadelphia Con vention, for President. The platform adopted by the National Council at the time that nomination was made, guarantees nothing to the South irfpoA tivc terms. It ignores the slavery question. And if Mr. Fillmore places himself upon that platform, he may still remain non-committal on the slavery question. Do these Editors who have so hastily adopted Mr. Fillmore as their candidate know his views upon the Kansas question and the Missouri Compromise ? We presume not. “Why are they in such hot haste, to rush into his support? W e think, in due deference 1o their superior judgment, that they are running the risk of being deceived, to the great injury of our section of the country. We respectfully submit to them, whether it would not have been more in accordance with the dic tates of wisdom and patriotism, to have waited un til they could have learned Mr. Fillmore's views on the all-absorbing question of the day. Gentlemen be not deceived. The Convention. By an act, passed at the late session of the Leg iskture, his Excellency the Governor, is authorized to call a convention, upon the happening of any of the contingencies mentioned in the Fourth Resolu tion of the Georgia Platform. The object of this act is to prepare for emergencies which may arise before the convening of the next Legislature. We deem this step wise and judicious, and the threat ening aspect of public affairs justify the apprehen sion, that a crisis in the political history of this Government is at hand which demands the calm deliberation and determined resolution of every true hearted Georgian. The Anti-Slavery power emboldened and encouraged by recent triumphs in the free States, seems bent on pushing its mad schemes to the utmost extremities. Already it has control of one branch of the National Legisla ture, and every scheme which human ingenuity, prompted by lust for power, and spurred on by blind fanaticism, can invent, is being set on foot to straighten its forces, and complete its triumph. Artful and designing politicians endeavor to dis guise this alarming state of things, but their efforts will all be in vain. The issue of slavery or no slavery, must be met, and that at a period not far distant; and the considerate men of the South who love their country, their homes and their fire-sides better than party ascendency, see the danger and will be prepared to meet it. The act then under consideration, is truly opportune at this juncture. A convention of a similar character, to that con templated by the act above alluded to, was called in 18;>0, and-the famous Georgia Platform was the result. That Platform did not come up to the ex pectations of a large portion of the people of Geor gia, because they believed the crisjs at that time demanded a sterner opposition to Northern aggres sion, than that exhibited by the act ion of that Con vention. But a majority of onr people decided .otherwise, and the minority acquiesced in that de cision, and “fire-eaters” look their position side bv side with Union men, on a common platform.— Should any contingency occur to authorize the as sembling of another Convention, it remains to be seen whether the people of Georgia are yet true to the principles of the so called “Georgia Platform.’’ Let the people ponder upon these tilings, and pre pare to meet any responsibility which the threaten ed rights of the South may make necessary. No man should be trusted with power who has not a clear record both of word and deed, on the subject of the constitutional rights of the South. We wi uld not assume to act the part of an a'armist, but we are candid in the opinion that the time is at, hand when .there should lie no dalliance with danger, no “pretermitting,” no ignoring of impor tant and vital issues. ‘1 here is no middle ground on this important question. “lie that is not for us, is against us.” Let every Georgian, then, be on the alert, and be ready to luce any danger that may be presented tb him as a Patriot and a South erner. “It may cost treasure—it may cost blood,’ but when the crisis comes, be prepared to meet it fis°The State Senate of California have refus ed to go into joint convention for the election of a United States Senator. The vote stood 14 yeas to 17 nays. “The School Master (Should be) abroad.” The following letter was received a few days since, by a merchant in our city, in answer to a dun sent to one of his customers’. It is worthy of note, if not for its literary merit, at least for the honesty and punctuality of the writer. We give it verbatim et literatim et punctuatim, omiting names : Gerg --p conty MR you money ar Red for you at an tim you viil Com for hit hit has bin red for you for six monts I leant the tim to bring hit over to you I resev you letr an vos. very to her from you I vontyou to hav you money lam living miles suth of the on the rod I hant got tim to. com to se you aney tim you vill com or send you shell hav you money noth mor at Presen only in respet to you an ole the rest. Noble Generosity in the cause of Kansas. It is with profound pride and gratification, says the Spirt of the South, that we announce that our liberal, patriotic and public spirited fellow citizen, Col 13. F. Treadwell, has given the munificent sum of one thousand dollars, in aid of Major Bu ford’s Kansas enterprise. Col. Treadwell is a wealthy planter, ardently Southern in all his im pulses, sentiments and principles, and it is not of ten that the ability and the will to do a noble act, are so fortunately united in the same person.— Such devoted patriotism cannot fail to elidear him not only still more to his immediate neighbors and friends, but to Southern hearts every wliers, and especially to our gallant brethren, who are main taining the struggle for our rights in that fair land against the lawless hordes of the Masachusetts Aid Societies But Col. Treadwell, not content to open his purse to the cause of Kansas, designs also to give it the benefit of his personal services- He will him sell, with such triends as he can rally, accompany Maj. Buford to the Territory in April, and it is hardly necessary to add that during his stay there which will probably be protracted through several months, the full measure of his influence and labors will be expended in upholding that Southern stand ard, which we trust is destined ere long to float in triumph over that magnificent domain. Certainly if the South held many such heroic sbirits as Bu ford and Treadwell, the result would not admit of d'.ubt, Pilii!a.dc.£>lsia American Convention. PROTEST OF THE BOLTERS AXI) tIISAFECTED. ’Flic Philadelphia papers, says the Times If Sen tine!, contain a report of a meeting of the delegates from the several States, who bolted from the above convention. Ex-Governor Ford, of Ohio, presid ed. Delegates from eight States were present.— They adopted the following protest: TO TIIE AMERICAN PARTY OF TIIE L'XIOX. “The undersigned, delegates to the National Nominating Covention now in session at Phila delphia, find themselves compelled to dissent from the principles avowed by that body. And holding the opinion as they do, that the restoration of the .Missouri Compromise, demanded by the freemen of the North, is redress of an undeniable wrong, and the assertions of it, in spirit at least, iudispcnsible to- the repose of the country ; they have regarded the refusal of that Convention to recognize the well defined opinions of the North and of the Ameri cans of the free States upon this question as a de nial of their right and a rebuke of their senti ments. “They have; therefore, withdrawn from the nom inating convention, refusing to participate in the proposed nominations, auu now address themselves to the Americans of the country, especially of the States they represent, to justly and approve their action, and to the end that nominations conform ing to the overruling sentiments of the country on the great issue may be regularly and auspiciously made, the undersigned propose to the Americans in all the States to assemble ir. their several State organizations, and that delegates be sent to the convention to meet in the city of New York on Thursday, the 12 of June next, for the purpose of nominating candidates for President and Vice President of the United States.” Some of the delegates decided in favor of uniting with the republicans, while others said that if that were done they could not remain in the organiza tion. Two of the delegates from Connecticut stat ed they would go for Mr. Fillmore if lie would place hiniseli on the anti-Nebraska platform. Governor Johnson, of Pensylvania, was at this meeting. The following protest, signed by all those who voted for George Law and Sam Houston, was pre sented : PROTEST We, a portion of the Delegates to the National American Convention from the State of New York, protest against the Presidential nomination made by that Convention, upon the following grounds : First. The nominee is not a member of the American party, lie has never been inside of a council room, and no act of his life, no word spoken or line writen by him of which wc have any knowl edge, indicates that lie sympatises with that party, or that he would carry out its principles. Second, llis nomination we regard as an utter betrayal of the great American movement. A traitorous attempt to wrest it from its purpose and make it minister to the selfish ambition of the lead ers and demagogues of the dead organization of the past. Third. Ife was forced upon the State of New York by Southern votes against the wish of our State delegates, and from those States which no man pretends can carry their vote lor an A merican President. Fourth, lie was forced upon the State of New Y ork against the express wish of a large majority of the State officers, and wc repeat, against the ex press wish of two-thirds of our delegates in the Convention. Fifth, lie was not nominated by a majority of the States or by the delegates of a majority of the States. Several States were permitted to cast their votes through a single delegate, Who cast the whole numbe rof votes to which his State would have been entitled. Such votes were cast by par ties who had previously protested against the pro ceedings and retired from the Convention. Nicaragua A flairs. New Orleans, Feb 26.—A doubtful rumor was brought by the Daniel Webster’s passengers that Col. Kinney was arrested at Granada by General Walker and condemned to be shot, but was saved by the interference of Walker’s officers. Envy.— Envy, like a cold prison, benumbs and stupilies : and conscious of its own importance, folds ita arms in despair. From the Federal Union. Tlie following Acts Stave been passed I>y the General Assembly, and ap proved by tiie Governor. 1. An act to authorize the Justices of the Infe rior Court ot Washington county to revise their Jury Box, and for other purposes. 2. An act to authorize the county of Dougher ty to aid in constructing the Florida & Georgia Railroad between Albany and Americas, or any other Railroad running to said county, by sub. scription for stock, and the issue of bonds therefor, upon a vote of the citizens. 3. An act to change the times of holding the Inferior Court in the county of DcKalb, and for othgr purposes therein mentioned. 4. An act to authorize the State Treasurer to make certain advances. 5. An act to add a party of the oounty of Ware to the county of Charlton. G. An act to amend an act to incorporate the Brunswick Improvement Company. 7. An act to change certain count* lines there in enumerated. 8. An act to pardon John T Boyd, of the” coun ty of Muscogee, now under sentence ot death for the crime of murder. 9. An act declaratory of the intentions of an act entitled an act for the relief of honest debtors, approved on the 19th day of December, 1823, and to allow persons arrested under mesne process the benefit of the same. 10. An act to preserve and dispose of the pro perty and effects of corporations after their disso lution, and to provide for the payment of debts due by the same. 11. An act for the relief of Francis Ponsell, an infirm and indigent man. 12. An act to incorporate the Canton Mining Company of Georgia. 13. An act to authorize Lewis Zeiglcr of the State ofLouisana, and Henry Zeiglcr, of the State of Alabama, to qualify and act ns Executors of the last Will and Testament of William Zeiglcr late of Crawford county deceased. 14. An act to change the time of holding the Inferior Court of the county of Spalding. 15. An act to change the time for holding the Superior and Inferior Courts in the county of Floyd. IG. An act to authorize and direct his Excellen cy, the Governor of Georgia, to draw ids warrant on any funds in the State Treasury, for the pay ment of the principal, interest and cost of a judg ment in Baldwin Superior Court, in favor of A. L\ Rood, Administrator ot Mrs. Blanche Gibson vs. the Central Bank of Georgia, and for other pur poses therein named. 17. An act to alter and amend an act passed 10th of December, 18-15, appointing the places for holding the Supreme Court. 18. An act to authorize the Justices of tha In ferior Court of Washington county to levy and collect an extra tax for building a court house and jail in said county. 19. Am act to incorporate the town of Cusseta, in the county of Chattahoochee, and to render permanent the county site, and appoint Inteudants and Commissioners, and regulate the duties of the same. 20. An act amendatory of the soverel acts in corporating the city of Rome. 21. An act to establish a <1 incorporate a Med ical College in the city of Savannah, to be called tin Oglethorpe Medical College. 22. An act to authorize .the selection and per manent location of a county site in the county of Wayne, and to authorize the building of anew court house, and the levying an extra tax, and for other purposes therein spc ilicd. 23. An act to change the timsi of holding the Superior and Inferior Courts in certain counties therein named. 24. An act to change the time of holding the Superior Courts in the county of Newton, and to allow two weeks for holding the same. 25. An act to lay out anew county out of the counties of Folk and Carroll, and to organize the same. 20. An act for the relict of James Wright, Jr , Jefferson Wright, and other securities of Stephen Wright, formerly Tax Collector of Putnam coun ty. 27. An act to authorize and empower Chas. S. Arnold, of the county of Chatham, to marry again, and for other purposes. 28. An act to amend the act incorporating the Georgia Military Institute, and to appropriate :no-I ncy for the same. 29. An act for the reTef of Joseph White, lute! of the county of Stewart, deceased. 30. An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act to incorporate the Brunswick & Florida Railroad Company, passed December the 22d, 1835, and also to amend an act amendatory of the same assented to December 27, 1838. 31. An act to create anew Judicial Circuit of Clinch, Ware, &e., and to provide for its organi- j zation. 32. An act to create anew Judicial District to j be called Pataula Circuit. 33. An act to appropriate money for the support : of the Government for the political years 1856 j and 1857. 34. Ail act to legalise the revision of the Jury ! boxes, and the drawing of the Grand and Petit Ju- j rors of the county of Floyd, for the next term of j the Superior Court therein. 35. An act to authorize Abner Bnrnam, of the county of Houston, to settle with his ward, and to make J. R. R. Haddock competent to contract and be contracted with. 30. An act to change, define, and limit the hold ing ot the Superior Courts in the counties of! Crawford, Twiggs, Maeou and Dooly. 37. An act to authorize the Justices of the Infe rior Court of Burke county, to issue bonds to build anew court house, and other public buildings in said county. 38. A u act to change and enlarge the time of holding Superior Courts in Meriwether and Butts counties. 39. An act to amend an act to incorporate a Bank in the city of Savannah, to be calk'd the | Mechanic's’ and Traders’ Bunk, approved Februa j ry 17, 1854, and to apply the provisions of said ! act to the Bank of Commerce. 40. An act to compensate Petit Jurors of Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Calhoun and Polk Coun ties. 41. An act to repeal an act entitled an act to compel persons living in the county of Wayne to give in and pay their taxes in said county for all property in the State, so far as relates to Glynn and Camden counties. 42. An act to regulate fees of Pilots for the port of Savannah. 43. An act to amend the several acts in relation to the town of Athens. 44. An act to alter and change the mode of ap pointing Trustees for Glynn comity Academy, and for other purposes. 45. An act to incorporate the Hydrant Water Company of Columbus. 46. An act to incorporate Union, Coal & Iron Company of Georgia, and Georgia Coal Mining Company, and Pochnliontas Mining Company. 47. An act to change the lines between several counties therein named, and for other purposes. 48. An act to make legal the election of James Bush, as Ordinary of Early county, and Mr. Grif fin, Ordinary of Warren county, and for other purposes. 49. An act to authorize the Court of Common Pleas for the City of Augusta, to change the name thereof, and for other purposes. 00. An act to lay out and organize a new’ coun ty from the counties of Lee and Randolph. 51 An act to repeal an act passed 18th Feb., 1854, to provide for the education of the poor, so far as the counties of Habersham and Carroll are concerned, and for other purposes. 52. An act to repeal an act to alter, amen i and explain See. 4th, of an act for the prevention of frauds and perjuries, approved February 20th, 1854. 53. An act to incorporate the Athens Guards, and confer certain powers and privileges on the same. 54. An act to repeal an act to prevent the kil ling of deer at certain periods of the year in Burke and Worth counties, so far as relates to Worth. 55. An act to authorize the levying of an extra tax in Carroll county, to build a court house in said county. 56. An act to reduce the Sheriffs bond of Tat* nall county. 57 An act to make Surah C. •Simmons and J. J. Simmons, of Doolv county, adopted heirs of Hardy and Nancy Pitts. 58. An act to repeal so much of an act to lav ! out and organize a now county (Fannin) from Gii ! mer and Union, or so much of saul act. as includes a portion of Murray, assented to January 2!st. 1854. 59. An act to make Walter R. Youllers heir of I Valter Y oiiilcrs of Wayne countv 60. An act to amend an act assented to Decern- I her 20, 1847, entitled an act to incorporate the i | Muscogee Asylum for the I’cor, an ! ‘or other pur-1 Cl. Av, act so fcjiral an aof entitled nn act {! repeal the Ik.troi Laws of this State, so far as re-j spects the county of Glynn. 62, An act to incorporate Hahnesville Lodge No. 185, of Fiv e am] Accepted Masons. 63. An act to make a final disposition of the assets of the Central Bank. | 61. An act to exempt all persons over 40 years of age from patrol duty, and to shorten the time ; of service of patrol companies from 6 to 3 months.’ 65. An act to change the line dividing Coweta and Meriwether counties. I 66. An act to authorize the Inferior Court to appoint competent Surveyors for Liberty and Mc- Intosh counties 67. An act. to repeal an act enl itied an act to reduce the fees of the Tax Collectors hereafter to be elected in the county of Liberty, assented to | Dec. 21,1853. 68. An act to incorporate Indian Spring Male and Female Academies, and to appoint Trustees for the same. 69. An act for the relief of J. L. Robinson,of Appling county. 70. An act to change the residence of John W. Darricott from Warren to Taliaferro county. 71. An act to authorize persons who own, or may hereafter own, lands on any water courses in this State, to ditch and embank the same, and to protect them against freshets and overflows. 72. An act for the relief of \l*rgvet MiriYuan of Hr v ie county, an 1 to chan jo her n imo t.o Mar garet Watson, and for the relief of Win. Meed, of Haralson county. 73. An act to incorporate Randolph College. 7t. An act to confer certain rights an 1 privileg es on 0. Kh Jarrat, his heirs and assigns for twenty five years. 75. An act to incorporate the Atlanta Gas Light Company. 76. #Vn act to nuke and constitute Ain is tat ia L. Horn, of Bibb c vnty, an 1 others solo traders. 77. An act to appropriate momy to remove ob structions-from Big Satilia River, and render the same ntvigublc for timber, lumber, wool, and pro duce thereon. 78. An act to authorize Charles Cowart and IT. IS. Sapp to peddle in Clinch and I owndes coun ties without license. 79. An act to authorize the Justices of the In ferior Court of Spalding county to levy an ad li tional tax on the State tax, not exceeding two him deed per cent. 80. An act to authorize the Justices of the In ferior Court of Chatham county to borrow money and levy an extraordinary tax to build a now jail in said county. 81. A n act to altor and amend an net to carry into effect the amended Constitution of this State in reference to Ordinaries, and for other purposes, assented to Jan. 21, 1852, so far as relates to'rat nail county. 82. An act to authorize (he Justices of the In ferior Court of Folk and Catoosa counties to levy an extra tax upon a recommendation of the Grand Jury of said counties. 83. An act to reduce the number of Jurors re quired for Coroner’s Inquests. 84. An act so change the name of the Augusta & Waynesboro’ Railroad to the Augusta & Savan nah Railroad, to amend the Charter, and for other purposes. 85. An act to make A. G. L. Cheek the adopted heir of Martin and Martha Crider. 86 An act to exempt certain property of the city of Savannah from taxation. 87. An act to add the county of Carroll to the 4th Congressional District. 88. An act to legalize the place of holding Jus tices Courts in the 537th District, G. M., iu Up son comity. 89. An act to protect the planters of Oyster beds, and for other purposes. 90. An act to incorporate the Sixes Mining Company of Georgia. 91. An act to alter and amend an act incorpo rating the Trustees of the Southern Botanic Medi cal College. A Bouncer.-- Mr. John Lawrence Baz.lcr, n the ! ouisville Times, offers to bet from $5- 000 to $30,000 that lie can do as fallows : Jump five feet further on a dead level tliau any man in the United tates, one foot further than any man in the world, or that he can stand flatfooted upon the earth and leap a brick wall fifteen feet high and four thick. } Extract of a JLcttcv to a Cfntlfaiaii In tills City, Little Osaoic, Missouri, ) Feb. Ist. 1856. j ******** I live within fifteen miles of Kansas Territory, that noted place that the Abolitionists of the North and East have made such formidable organ izations, and with immensely large amounts of money to drive Missourians or Southerners from that Territory, together with their slave property &c; and as they say that if they can succeed in do ing that, that half the work to drive Slavery from the whole slave States, will be accomplished. We “border ruffians,” of Missouri, have thus far been able to keep them, (the Abolitionists,) checkmated, or in other words, have kept the government offi cers and laws of Kansas Territory (Reeder the traitor excepted) in the hands and interests of the pro-slavery party out of the reach of the abolition ists. But in order to retain and keep control of Kansas, it must immediately be settled by emi gration Loin the right place, and with the right spirit and si-iitmiciits.to wit: good sound pro-slave ry men Lorn Hu Slave States of course. Missouri can not do ad this. \\ e will do all we can; but to make matters safe and right, all the South must aid and assist and engage ii: the enterprise, and. that immediately, there is no time to be lost or* wasted by delay, but action, and immediate action, must be the word. I lie abolitionists are going to endeavor to fill the Territory of Kansas with. their bought and paid vassels in the spring, and. will no doubt be able to send there a great many persons, consisting of the froth and scum of all the- Lee States and Europe, and if they are not out. numbered the victory will be lost and woe be to our glorious L n ion if we fail of Keeping Kansas and making her a slave Sta'e; but if we can accom plish this, may we not hope to roll back abolition ism so effectually us to crush the wild fanaticism that now rages so extensively through all or near ly all the free States, and bring them to their senses and reason. The Abolitionists have declared that Kansas is tv be the great battle ground, and if the South is true to herself she wi.i say amen, as Missouri has *“<{> mid have ta r Aims there prepared to meet the question fu;ly, and settle it for ever, by making Kansas a slave .State a- soon as possible, at all Hazards, ami at any cost or sacrifices whatever. i here a great deal of good land in Kansas Ter r.tury, ami stave labor can be made profitable be rml a doubt, but dollars and cents sink into in-- signiueanc: ami nothingness when we look to the great questions and consequences that are depend ing upon, r.ml involved in, settling this matter I'tgl- ‘ • y■ r the .South, and injustice to the whole Union. Null,lug less then a disolution of the Union must follow, if we fail to mal-.e Kansas a slave ! State; but if we succeed, may we not have the Un- I ion indissoluble, and in the end have ail our con— ! stitutional rights respected and observed in violate; ] i< ] c mi believe that Georgia will come to the rescue, but L say elo not be too late, or all may be lost, and ti.at fur e\\r, and past recove’ In regard to all difficulties that have occnred in Kansas, 1 presume you have sufficient accounts in tne papers ol the day, without any comments trom me upon then), I can say to you that there has been some trying times in Kansas, but the pro-slavery party have thus far always triumphed, but with very great cost, and sacrifices of both time and money. Let all the South do their duty and all win be right and sale; agitation and excite ment will die and rise no more upon this subjects 1 remain very respectfully. Your ob’t. ser’vt, C. 1). BALL. A Beaiitifiii TSaought. It was night. Jerusalem slept as quietly amiif her hii.s as a child upon the breast of his mother., i ne no is less sentinel stood like a statue at his post,, and the philosopher's lump burnt dimly in the re cess ol his chamber. But a darker night was now abroad upon the earth. .V moral darkness involved the nations in its benighted shadows. Reason shed a faint glim mering over the minds of men, like the cold ineffi cient shining of a distant star. The immortality’ of man's spiritual nature was unknown, his rela tions to heaven undiscovered, and his future desti ny obscured in a cloud of mystery. It was at this period two forms ofetlicrial mould hovered over the laud of God's people. They seem ed like sister angels sent to the earth on some em bassy of love. The one was of majestic stature am! hi the well formed limbs, which her snowy drapery hardly concealed, in her erect bearing and steady eye, exhibited the highest degree of strength and confidence. Her right arm was extended in an. impressive gesture upwards, where night appeared to have placed her darkest pavilliou, while on her left reposed h*T deucatc companion, in form andl countenance the contrast of the other, for she was drooping like a liower when moistened by refresh ing dew.*., and her bright but troubled eve scanned, the air with ardent but varying glances. Sudden ly a light like the sun tin died out from the Heav ens ami haitli and 1 lope hailed with exulting songs the ascending star of Bethlehem. 5 ears rolled away, and a stranger was seen in Jerusalem. He was a meek, unassuming man, whose happiness seemed to consist in acts of be nevolence to the human race. There were deep traces of sorrow on his countenance, though no one knew why he grieved, for he lived in the prac tice of evert virtue, and was loved by all the good and wise. By and by it was rumored that the stranger worked miracles ! that the blind saw, the dumb spoke, and the dead leaped to life at his touch ! that when he commanded, the ocean mode ruled its chafing tide, and the very thunders artic ulated he is the Son of God. Envy assailed him with the charge of sorcery, and the voice of impi ous judges condemned him to death. Slowly and thickly guarded he ascended the hill of Calvary.. A heavy bent him to the earth. But Faith, lean and upon his arm, and Hope dipping her pin. ions in his blood, mounted to the skies! r l iie Aimlcgv. The Washington Union has the following pat-graph with regard to the apology said to havo made by the British Government on the score of the enlistments. “It has been said that an apologv lias been, tendered by England to the U States for the wrong done to the r laws and sovereign right* ami that our Government refused to accept it and an effort ts made by the organs of the- British Ministry to impress the English pepel’e with the belief that President Pierce's adtninis tration is unreasonable, but from what we have heard of the correspondence we venture to assure our readers that the facts therein contained will expose this stratagem and prove to the satisfac tion of every candid man that no such apologyMias boon made.