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Hilt A»t of b^fftuMs; so .deeply f ^4 and fety «4w, might serve to *&iifriiere worthy to enjoy thebles- w s •which He, whose spirit * iut confess hovers o'er^i s loved was in'strtune ^ under God, of , waring for me. And as -we turn away to descend to the boat, repassing the, tomb, I could but wish that these fiery spirits, both north and south, whoso great desire and aim seems to be to WMSst'frdm the true American their blessed Union, could, when in • one of these flights of wickedness but stand before this precious house of the dead, how soon would all their vaunted and so-called patriotism vanish into the air. The ride up the river was very fine: stopping for a short time at Fort Wash- ington, to view ite warlike preparations, we were landed at\ the wharf in Wash- ington at four p. M., in time for a very fashionable dinner at our lintel. » , Washington, Deo.27, 1859 l.VA\. Senator Seward'i lie N. V , Evening Post. Welcome Home in Hew York- At half past ten, this morning, the Republican Central Committee waited upon Mr. Seward, at room 41, m the Astor House. Among those present at this interview were leading members of the Common Council and well-known Republicans: Messrs. George Opdyke, Silas B. Dutcher, Merwin R. Brewer, - Assemblymen Cooper, Shaw, Jaques, Commerford, D. D. T. Marshall, Owen W. Brennan, Dr. Van Wyok, Solomon L. Hull, &e. As Mr. Seward entered the room, he was greeted with nine rounds of applause. He looks better than at his departure : his health has improved ;-4iis spirit* are high, and there is more electricity in his words and movements. Judire Pcabody, in behalf of the Cen- tral Committee,'proceeded to congratu- late him upon his safe return. lie knew, he said, that Mr. Seward must he - 4a haste to \visit his -family, and public duties called him to hurry to fasten on his armor and repair to the halls of leg- islation. Tho scenes through whieh he ' had passsed had made him forget, per- haps, the incidents of the period, eiglrt months ago, when they had, with miiT -led feelings of sadness and pleasure, ae- • .'•..:panied~him to the gates of old ocean, there to behold the waves rising upon waves, to bear him from them. But now they met him again, with rto emo- tion of sadness or anxiety, but with tin • niliiue.d joy, that he was with them. Hi in:!'.self congratulated him in the name o '.he members here assembled, and of tin country, that he had returned to be again with them. Mr. Seward replied :— ( P •'•Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen and Fellow- Citizens : \ My memory gives back the rccol lections of May last, when you accom panied me to the steamer on the occn casion of my departure abroad. I know not how much I am indebted to tha manifestation of cordiality for the friend iy reception which met me in all tho \countries which I visited, which was so grateful to' my feelings. But no day- was 30 pleay - \ to me as the one which brought me . -idy native country. [Great applause.] \ In the Old World I saw much to ad mire, much to appreciate; but not so much as there is to admire in the pros- perity of my own native land. 1 had visited England a Quarter of a century ago. I was asked on this visit whether I had seen signs of change and improve- ment. To this I replied I had ; and was asked whether there had not been changes and more improvements in my own country. I replien with pride—'Yes.' i Twenty-si.x years age I left London built I ofstuiie and New York was built o b.kk. Now London and Paris are in deed both of stone—New York of* mar- ble. [Applause.] \Be.;. Ihav^'been invited by the Com- mon C mucil of the' .Metropolis of Amer- ca to u eel you.at the City Hall. I hope there to greet you all. It will be un- becoming for me to dilate here and re- sume my remarks there?' The assembled company then thronged around to shake the Senator by the hand. In a few moments he retired. A dense crowd thronged the City- nail, and with the utmost difficulty Ser- - geant Mc I'bney, with a iarge police force, made a passage way for Mr. Sew- ard and his companions. • At twelve o'clock, accompanied by- Mayor Tiemann. Alderman Brady and several others, he made his appearance. A perfect tempest of applause greeted him. The cortege entered , the Alderman's room/ while the police held back the crowd by main strength. Finally egress was permitted, and then there was ar '•irrepressible conflict\ to obtain en< trrmco. Buttons gave way to the presi rure. as the fortunate owner of the di i i.o-!d..t£d coat succeeded in making hia v. i;. Order was soon restored, and, Mr-.yor Tiemann proceeded to welcome the ^1: nator. ; '- I^havc the pleasing duty,' r said he,' \of welcoming you back to your native I State. The Common Council have grant' ed this room for you to meet his numer- ic friends, who are anxious once more . se-5 you. Senator, I am glad to meet . •:•>;; I I congratulate you on your safe r ',-rie-|l aud hope you will resume your public duties with renewed vigor.\ Mr. Mayor, Genllpiten of the Common f 'ouiicil and Fellow-citizens: i do not mean to yield to the im- pii'ses of feeling en^ this occasion, al- though Kcan scarcely conceive what would bVmore flattering to me than this reception in the metropolis of my na- tive country and under the auspices o ' the municipal authorities of this flourish\ ing city. • • : Nevertheless! I answer that my seem '\ ing indifferenc* to the cordial welcome : would argue rde guilty not merely o ' caprice in regard to my fellow-oitizens but of ingratitude-to the Divine Being whose goodness has- permitted me agaii- to enter the circle of true patriots and o.j endeared aud life tried friends. [Ap-; plause.] •' ' ' '< Inquiries have been addressed to mo on all sides and by all parties. I hope - tha-ttbose who now listen to me are aware that I irjust be impiatieht'to reach my still distant fireside, and I am sure that this being within your knowledge you will be (content to -receive very brief answer on tho present occasion to those kind, inquiries. I have met pith no accident by land or water, no bjindrence of any kind to the prosecution on my travels, I have en- joyed good health in eyery scene and in every clime. 5 have met with no uu- -kindness .anywhere, bu t af^espect en- tertained for may co»«*ry \has secured for me among all efessas a hospitality I shall reflReo&er with gratitude as long as my lif© shall endure. ^ Mr. MAyor aa3lft!ro;w-citbien»-—In the Eastern regions, from *hldi we -, fegfe dwt& the revalation of divine , #wb , .9 p**»lysi# w«ts opon society, ^fe^mr those m numents of hone can study tions. sions of there tf£n$nv c the foi nekt. I think that I can safety say that so* ciety—all the nations—on that L \ n^^^^f^fmmhdimt^i^ have ever been before, and are making decided progress in ail substantial im- provements. But i t is maol&st that the Institutions of government exlstfog there are either to ancient or were founded on ancient principles, «nd^ato#<5$ ^\adapted to the ejtigenciesqf tbjLpcSBeat4ay, , therefore itls ttfet^Tery country in Europeeirte»ttil5ro$ between the desire for beneficial changes and the fear of in- novation. Our own system, construct- ed later and under bettor and I happier auspices, alone seems to afford its citi- zens freedom from such difficulties and such apprehensions. It must always bo difficult to deter- mine how far we cau lend rfneourgement to those who seek to refornvtho institu- tions of their own country,3sv*n when there is hopo of benefit,to them ns a [teiple. But this wo can always! do : Wo can conduct our internal affairs and our foreign relations with truth, candor, justice and moderation, and thus com- manded our better system to \ither na- tions. This republic may prow-to thorn that its system of government is found- ed upon public virtue, that as a pooplo wo are at unity among ourselves, and that we are seeking only by lawful moans to promote the welfare of mankind. [Ap- plause.] As Mr. Seward concluded, the crowd were permitted to salute him. Among' hose present were Governor Kjng, Po- lice Commissioner Stillman, Senators Ames, ITubbell, Abel and other' well known citizens. Legislature) of New Tork. SENATE—Tuesday, Jau.3, I860.—The Senate convened at I I A. M. The Lieut. xovernor administered the constitution- 1 oath to the Senators. On motion, the. following officers were duly elected—motions to substitute oth- nar.ies being made and Inst, viz: Ckrk—.\nun* Terwilligcr of Ononda -James ('. Clark of (r/vlr/Hs-Mr.Knupp • Kilmer of Seho- Serqcant-atArms- Warren. Assistant Ser,iean of Dutchess. Doorkeeper— Pete ha He. Assistant Doorkcepers-'S-AiXuunA John- son of Herkimer; France of Ulster, and Casper C. Walter of Monroe. \ Jointer —Joseph Gnrlinghouse. Keeper of the Senate Chamder —Na thaniel Goodwin. Several petitions were presented, and notices by Ketcham, Spinoln, Truman, Fiero, Terry, Munroe, Gardiner and Mc Lend. The usual Committees were appointed to wait upon the Governor and Assemb- ly, wit]i the information that the Senate was duly organized and ready to proceed to business, when. Mr.\ Bliss, Private Secretary of the Governor, handed in the Governor's Message, which was read, and The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to- morrow. ASSEMBLT—Tuesday, Jan. 3.—The Members elect of the Assembly, con- vened in the Assembly Chamber at 1 1 o'clock. William Richardson, Esq., Clerk of the last House,\called the members to order, and Hon. David R. Floyd Jones, Secretary of State, proceeded to admin- ister to the members present the oath of office. After this duty had been gone through with, on motion, the following officers, were elected. Speaker— DcWitt C. Littlejotm <*] Oswego. , C'AT*—William Richardson of AI- banv. ! Sergeant at-Aunts— F. A. Williams of (>nondaga. Doorkeeper— Joseph Ball of Erie. Assistant Doorkeepers— Bradford Da- vis'and C. L. Curtis. ' Speaker Littlejohn addressed the House briefly. Committees to inform the Governor and Senate that the House was organized and ready to do business, were appoint- ed, when t Mr. Bliss, Private Secretary of the Governor handed in the Message of the Governor, which was rea_d. After the reading of the Message, it was referred to the Committee of the whole House. Mr. Law of Delaware, announced, in appropriate remarks, the death of his colleague. D. D. Shaw. Resolutions of condolence with the family of the deceased were adopted, and the House adjourned. Tho Committees of the Senate. W e present the first issue ofMfce Joe*. KML^tSSMstliijLV t o our two thousand subse*ib l ers v with emotions of gratitude to those frjend* who tj&vo cheered its « £ ufour^effbrts, while we have been com- pleting the consolidation of the two pa- pers. We , to somo extent, have an ap- prehension of th e Increased duties now devolving upon us. >We know and feel that oaf^aubscribers will expect a bettdr paper than heretofore; .and while wp have a conviotion that, our limited experi- ence will not warrant a perfect country newspaper, yet, prompted to more ar- duous labors by your encouragement and sympathy, we shall labor to givt»you a good> sound Republican newspaper. When, QB the eloquent orator is about to address an^ssembiy, he glances from face to face—he catches tho inspiration of the beaming countenance, and encouraged by their sympathetic expressions, he warms and glows with live coals from off the alter of eloguencc :—Not unlike the assembly of the orator is the audience of the newspaper. When an editor knows that his exertions are appreciated, his feelings nro generally expressed through the eclumns of his paper, in lan- guage plain and unmistakable. Two. things are absolutely necessary, to conduct successfully a good and' influential news- paper, viz: Judicious management, and a liberal patronage. With these two es- sential requisites, a newspaper will irmin. lain a good position and, like the horse- men in tho Apocalyptic vision, go forth conquering and to conquer. It is appar- ent that the former of these requisites is to be, supplied by the edilor and publish- er, the latter by the subscribers and patrons. Now, at the beginning of the-t wc cordially unite c;u h <>f <>ui bers to put a shoulder to the wheel, am work zealously for the advancement o the Republican cause in Lewis County Your own interests as well as Ihe intei ests of the party, den ertions. • The drum- sounded. The call <. National Convention sent forth to thepeopl in towns, counties* or opportunity of winnin; idential contest < cwycar subset! To appreciate the utter abjectness of the Northern Democracy, and the con- tempt with which they are treated by their Southern masters, one should hook at the Standing Cominittees of the Sen- ate, as announced by telegraph yester- day. Th e Chairmanship of thirteen of the principal Committees are monopo- lized by Southern men! Th e friends of Mr. Douglas begged that he might be put on for the Chairmanship of the Committee on Territories, but in vain. [Mr; Pugh of Ohio, uttered some timid threats because the Northern Democra- cy were ignored*, but nobody thought of paying the slightest heed to- bitn. Ma- son heids the key To our I&reign Rela- tions, Hunter that of Finance, Johnston of Arkansas, that of Public Lands, Yu- loe that of Post Office, Clay that of Commerce. Of the Committe on the District of Columbia, Jive out of seven are Southernors. As a sop, Uigler of Pennsylvania, got the Chairmanship of the Committee on Patents, Bright of Indiana, that on Public Buildings, and Lane-of Oregon, (who earned his place by his speech the other day,) that on Engrossed Bills /,Why, the \ Barons,\ of the South don't begin to trea|t their black slaves on their plantations as shab- bily as they do their white slaves in Congress! — The Richniond Whig says: If Virginia 'and the South can't be saved,. without Democratically saved, they both may bo damned, and damned to albeternity, so far as wa arid the. Southern Opposition generally are con- cerned, i ! J —Will the Union savere be pleased to k and see how the organ o ( South Carolina nulification treats them and their efforts: . * - \But jugglery go—it will amuse some- body, we suppose.\ ; 'Jaoki stand one side and let the monkey sneeze. It is a fimny beast,\—fCharlestown Mer- cury. ,•'-•,-.\' '\ —*Bev?JDr. Cox giw r bis idea of the -BtoadChnrcV Jis fellows: j'The Broad Church! Yes. Jbfake Gqd's Church, broad enou§fa iiri > ta*ke : in Simon Magus and Judas an i Satan! Out upon it. It is all pious, atultiltiqvy—wid not so pious \far*' . .-, .and your best ex- neat has already f the, Republican has already been \ Let not apathy states, lose us the I in iheigreatPros- f l)S00. A Shorf History. The Lewis County Republican was es- tablished at -Martinaburgh in 1823. The NORTHERN JOUUNAI. was established in 1836, at Lowville. While the Repulli- can has changed places, and been pub shed at Lowville, as well as Martins- urgh. for a portion of th' time since its establishment, yet it has always been edited and published by Mr. D . S. BAI- with the exception of two years, (under the control of Mr. Wheeler.) The JOURNAL, on the other hai.d, while it has been published at the same place ever since its establishment, has been owned ml conducted by a large number of edi- tors and proprietors. For long years, the two papers were in strong political hos- tility to each other—being the accredited organs of the two groat political parties into uhic.h the people of the Confederacy were divided. But as the course of pub he conduct of the leader of the? respective parties, and-the action of the General Government, assumed a direction, and sought to incorporate prin- ciples into the Constitution, and the Ad- ministration of the Government under it in direct, palpable, and determined hostility to the fundamental princi- ples of our Revolutionary Fathers, the authorsand supporters of the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution <>,' the United States—then, we say, the two papers' began to assimilate—to verge towards'each other, until they ad- vocated substantially the same principles of public policy, and forgetting and repu- iat.ing past differences, cordially support- ed the same men for public stations, and advocated the same grand principles whieh underlie and supp.oit our free in- stitutions. Having come together thus in scnti ment and policy, it was-fit that the two papers should be united under one head and title, and out of respect-and affection for the two when separate, we have re- tained in the new issue, the names o, both. It is. but justice to say, what every one so well knows, that Mr. BAILEY has suc^ ceeded, for many years, .in furnishing a very valuable family newspaper—one oi the_very best country newspapers m the State. The JOURNAL, since it fairly got under way, in charge of Mr. PHILLIPS, has certainly succee'ded well, in a pecu- niary poinB of viewyand in retaining its original subscription list almost entirely, and in adding to it many valuable read- ers. Further than this, modesty respect- j-ftfTly suggests that we should not go.— The union of the two Journals is a thing long and much talked of, as essential to the prosperity of the Republican cause, as well as the publishers of the papers, and while the undertaking had many things burthensome, and requiring plkck and back-bone-—the thing is done, and thus far, rorell done. Shall it succeed? If Gid gives us strength and wisdom equal to our hopes, prayers and determinations, it shall succeed. -If our friends~aid and uphold us according Eb what we shal aim to deserve, we will succeed. In de- lation to our politics, they areJ and will be, Republican all over. W e intend not to faint or falter in the good jsaisc, until the ^ irrepressible conflict\ i$ so far fought du*.at thepolls, that a|gldrk»tis Republican triumpji—in tMsl rety year, -we hope and.bejiever-^hajlrpjac*!.» clear-! 'fei^&lnp^j^iij^-^ ' man in the Presidential chaiti, ywith a Vice-President, whuse political! position will be such* as not Uf require'tterdeath \ tlA li>K«id^I^« «iiK^^«^«.^i^fc\3»'S' of the. President tp subserve slavery. ...^ ..- W e intend to aid our fellow RepubliM SfakTeM/j»h»re|er t b wave, ah* sar'GpBstitution of the United States* has an existence as a supreme law. W* still eftu>avor to keep our readers posted up in respect to the conduct of all political parties—to unmask hypocricy -^•to exDosetiw tricks and fabrications by which the advocates and supporters of Slavery—whether open and avowed like SIWOLSTON in Congress, or O'CONHSR at the Union meeting^or covert and hypo- critical, like Doughfaces in general, arid the , Atlas <& Angus in particular. We intend to cultivate morals and religion, science and art in our columns, as far as practicable. W e intend to give agriculture, manufactures, .and all oui industrial interests special and constant attention. In short, to make a first class political and family newspaper. Having thus expressed our hopes and purposes, now! let us betake ourselves to the\ work of fulfilling. of yur commerce! ox of our citizens there fetes of reason and fcto Bow Q$$ % ' T tltf | f ff ?VV V **$*\ w \ »K{ oint ? in any private capacity are conosraed, In the evening, ail fathered a t the eld ™'^. , »™W. W . Dom t ^edret e n 4gh|* a * eI * ^ e ftt Wflr - sv\or rea- family massion, where parlous and ap son* Wm> (MT^reildeM reofconWends > pinnat e preseliW, suMWe \6 » Golden The President's Message. The Message of President BUCHANAN would occupy about twelve columns in <utr paper. As wo did not wish to cover our first issue with its lengthened argu ments, wo subjoin an abstract. W e con fessour inability to see how Mr. BUCHAN- AN harmonizes the continual harping on : he justness of tho Dred Scott dccisii with hia anxiety to' allay tho present feverish excitement on the slavery que's tion. Th e decision referred to was ren dcrcd nearly three years ago, and if oui worthy President deprecates excitemen on the subject, he ' should set the illus- npleof i \Old blic fm grat ssings The President, after expressing itudc to the Almighty for bl. throughout the year, refers to the bloody occurrence at Harper's Ft these events, bad and cruel in then derive their chief importance frojn the apprehensions that they are but symp- toms, of an incurable disease in tho pub lie mind, which may break out in still more dangerous outrages, and te at last, in'open war, in attempts of the- North to abolish slavery. While he, himself, entertains no such apprehensions, they ought to affojrd j solemn Warning to us all to beware (if tin approach of danger. li e says : Let mi implore my countrymen, North an< South, to cultivate their ancient feelings aid good will towards each other, and strive to allay the demon spirit of sec tional hatred and strife now alive in- the land. This advice proceeds from the heart of an old public functionary, whose service commenced in the last gen eration of the wise, conservative states man of that day.; but he ind^u'gt gloomy forebodings. He thinks the af- fair of Harper's Ferry will be the (if allaying the existing excitemtnt, and preventing further outbreak; He cordially congratulates Congress on the final settlement, by the Supre Court, of the question of Slavery in Territories, The right has been estab lished by every citizen! to take his proper ty, of any kind, including slaves, iuti Hie Territories which belong equally ti the whole confederacy ana nave it ,„u lected thereunder the Federal Constitu- tion. Neither Congress nor the Terr torial Legislature, nor any human puwc lias any power to nnnul or impair thi vested right. Thus has the status of a Territory during the intermediate period from its firsUicttlement until it becoi a State been irrevocably fixed by a final decision of the Supreme Court of the United States. lie then describes the mode of ad siou of a Territory as a State into the Union. It may be admitted with without slavery as their Congress may provide. This principle has been recog nized in some form by the almost unani- mous vote of both Houses of the last Congress. As to the Slave trade, he says all law- ful means at his command had been em- ployed, and would continue to be employ ed against the slave trade. Our history proves that the fathers of the Republic, in advance of all other Nations, condemn- ed the slave trade. Relative to the Chinese treaty, he says ratifications cf this treaty have been changed. Two supplemental conventions are, however, pending, relating to the rights of Americans in China, and tran- sit duties. As to our foreign relations, he says our difficulties with Paraguay are satis, fuclorily adjusted; our relations with France, Russia, and all the continental governments of Europe Spain perhaps excepted—continue to be fiiendly. The President recommends that anappropri ation be made to meet the demands of the Armistad efaimapts. flis opinions in favor of the acquisition of Cuba by fair means, remain unchanged. There- ,fore, he again invites the serious atten- tion) of Congress to this important sub- jjct.' H e had good reasons to believe until recently that he would have jbeen able to announce our difficulties ^with Great Britain as finally adjusted in a^man ner honorable and satisfactory toiboth parties. But from causes whieh (|reat Britain had not anticipated, she had not completed the treaty ; »a^HefapgefaetitB with Honduras and Nicaragua in aooprd- ance-with the \understanding of the^twd governments. It is nevertheless. tSonfi.-! dently expected that, it will shortly be accomplished. .* ; - • L.Iri relation to Son'I'Jfuan, he entertains io \ \\ ' '\\ » doubt as to, tbej»alidilty,of onr '$$£.' H e was, _ tMH . to' Gen. Scott's dfs*re**<*r eoal<Rnot have! beenplaced in hetter hands., Gen. Scott baa gpeiieBsMy^ $» !*WPl ^^jrHfcWJj-jfeffrfr '^^<WV : t^ff y - 3PJ \flf\?*^ , wjap^s?^ H e speaks wjth regret of the uriirh- the express passage of a law authorising him to .employ s^tteh a military force to entec ¥«xfc° fojt iyhe^urppje of obtain, ing indempity- I Should volunteers be selected, such a! force Wul d be easily raised in this country sympathise with our cil Such an accession to t) government would IBJ reach the Capitol. He recommends -, tho establishmerjt of military posts along the Mexican lines of Sonora Chihuahua. Also tho establishment of a temproial government in Arizona. I He thinks tha recent treaty with Nic- aragua cannot fail to be satisfactory, m haval force is recommended for the pro\ tection of Americans passing via Panna- ma, Nicaragua 4nd Tehuaantepeb roirtes, and again recommends that authority be given to employ a naval force to pro- tect our commerce ngainst seizure and confiscation by Mexico and the Spanish American States. Ho refers to the failure of' the Ap- propriation, and recommends the passage of a bill at the earliest possible day to pay the amount due the contractors with interest, and also to make the necessary appropriations for the P. O. department the current year. He reccommends a Railway to the Pa- cific for reasons heretofore given. In conclusion 1 , he recommends to Con- gress the local interests of the District of Columbia. On motion, tfa»pha*r appoint^, ^. Mos* UTT, K S. MaaRBLL, arid HxNaY E. TTOSBR, Jlsqs. fei Committee to drajft 4^M*rin.U > ?^ r^ted th£ftniow^ k same of them were rioh and eo*tly,)^«t j wnicn^erc Pssponded toby members pf, wltK n litraW ortnu csf the TTWiv» B «*Ji I *** m«*tofl Wedding, were displayed, presented and accepted with'pleasure, not on account t.t atjatlng, letters 1 of regret were read from mber of near relatives and Mends, whose attendance had been prevented by ircumstanoea beyond their control and absent friends wereduiy Remembered and honored by all present The entire festival vas conducted oy the affectionate children of the fami wit4 an ease, a quiet order, and general good feeling, which honors at once their irm hearts anri their excellent taste. There were only two living witnesses at this eventful celebration—Mrs. J»oct. WALTER DEWIIY, formerly of CtUins- The Bannei*a Oompllmenu. Those who last week, r amused at tin dcring the eoi read the/ inst have variety , a pi i m cuts Banner's lead' been somewhat lisptayed in ten of the season t< its numerous readers. It devotes elevct lines to \ A Happy New Year,\ then set ties down on the \ Banner,'\ which i says was \ibom amid the^empests o fanaticism,\ nurtured among ,bi^ter sec tional feuds, but it is now \ full fledged,' \grown to man's estate,\ goes forth t( battle,\ \ forever dedicated,\ <fec, &c. Next, its readers are informed of it* •' unmingled pleasure,\ on learning that the Republican falls into the \ravenous jaws \ of its \ ancient enemy.\ [Six lines, It is \sorry to say \ to \honest men' out of the \Democratic fold,' that it can noc recommend the JOURNAL to be any more reliable than the Republican^ and is anxious to know how Mr. HOABJD and Mr. MERENESS (whose \jaws\ must In still more \ravenous\), can \swallow th JOURNAL.\ [Nine lines. But ' after all, it must shed one croco dile tear \ over the Republican, and ha\ ng \no more to spare,\ ithopes its friend will never shed any over the \Banner. [Seventeen lines, in which the poetr It then uses up thirteen lines on t l \enlarge in cut\ of the Banner, its new; t) po and \jobs and appeals to iv friends for an -increase of circulation when eight lines more on \ A Happy Nc\ Year,\ winds up the amusing article. '! 1 Lowville & Utica Railroad. We call attention to the article in ou paper this week, on the subject of buile ing a Railroad to Bouiviile, and as ev» ry person in the County is intercster 1 we hope measures will be taken at one to accomplish the desired object. W would like a Bjoad completed cntirel; through the County to Carthage, but a that'would involve a greater expenditur of money than we could hope to rais> we would be satisfied, fjr the present,! least, with one even to Turin or IIousi ville, if we can build it no farther. W want to see the \iron horse\ snorting aiv steaming, .and thundering into, if n< throvgh, our County, and this we ma see. if our citizens who are directly inte? ested will -engage in the work with tl determination th^t it shall be done. A enterprise of such vital importance ( the wealth and prosperity of our Count as a Railroad would be, even if it extei ded but a few miles within her limit' ought to command the attention of h. citizens, and we believe their public spir will prompt them to -take immediai measures to secure the desired end. A Golden Wedding. , On the 28th ult., there came off at th pleasant little village of HousevTlle, on of those interesting festivals which th brevity of human life, and the casultic of time, render so rare. On the 28th bf December, 1809, wa solemnized at Turin, the marriage of Mr. LEONARD HOUSE and Miss LOPSIA MUB DOCK, the fiftieth anniversary of whid was celebrated at Houseville on Wedne* d^y last. Their children had, withou their parents' knowledge, distribute, cards of invitation to a large circle ( relatives, and 1 made other preparation for a suitable comme'moration of th event, so adroitly, that it may be said U be a Golden Wedding and a Surpris Party combined. Cold and forbiddinj as was the weather, a very large numbe. of relatives and friends not only from th« vicinity, but from the East, West, North and South/--Oneida, Erie, Monroe,. Es- sex, and Sk. iUwrence Counties, and the City of New Tfork—responded to tbeealh All the guests arrived in rapid succession in t}ie course jof a few hours, o^rawn to^: gether by tbejren-^mbmnMof thefrfend Iy r cheerful, and continued, hospitality ' '•' • *\ -'' ' '\'* * \* -\ -' • *«»- much ^ttlty.; jp t4e1t la^fe and comiBodjous house, and ;&, '.^ ,'h^us^s, of ^>ir s son, brother and jnephaw, all fuund ample I vely sense of the motives with At amaej^Qgof ', called Sk t besens<#fiu &on. TMOTHT J f mtnxs, rfon. EDWARJ mwrting present, unanimously; adopt- ed, and directed to be entered upon, the reeorfs of the Court, , , Whams, Hon. TSVOTHT JBNKJIHS, of OntfdaOwnsy, departed this life atMair- tinfburgtt, in^'County^December24tjh, I860, while visiting this County upon professional bturiness; and Whereas, It seems but meet and juist Itsat th» members of the Bar of! I^eW 1 County should add their testimonial to |h*» professional, public and private *orth. ind ofS»u\ their sincere condolence > the mem *>•»!* of hi* family in their iorrow ; thc^tbre, Resolved, That wo tender to the merh,- bers >f the afflicte 5 family of the late %*»P£25 wWfrCT ii^ «w^ ?^ essay ist'cieaoli^ fdea, |that .the 'teacher' should love his profession, was forcibly and justly urged; and |ie argued %t the teacher should bring to his profession learning and ^industry, and adorn it with v irtue Ma* pietj. Mr. B's wtfrdsof wel- come were followed by such a svbstantial demonstration as to leave no doubt of their sincerity. The members of the Association will long cherish the rcmem- braafifiMuf theWoordiai,welcome a t !Mar- tiusburgh. The^ssay^fMr . Ford, on \Qrent Men,\ was a very able production To ptahlutchof it, would,d. present, in the full enjoyment of health, and partook his share of the festivities of the occasion, J ARED HOUSE, Esq., of Low- ville. The venerable couple enjoy a green old age, justifying the hope of years yet to come, in which they will continue to enjoy themselves, and to confer on others that domestic happiness, for which their lives have been so much distinguished. Jan vary fyl, I860. A GUEST. Jgf Tho following was written for the occasion, by HENRY E. TURNER,, of Lowville, at the request of members of the family : An Anld Lang Syne. My wife, can fi.Iy yiarB have fled Away iulolhepas!, f luce when in h>po I took thy hand, Ami prayed my joy migtit last and that of Cental villej (Turin,) !tiow residing at Utica,' TiMoTuYjKsm»NS,o,r heartfelt sympathy* (who wasAtot present.) The other wa» | ln th f r 8 re » l be -eavement—th|-ir la- New York ( Resolved, That we be, his wisdom and fitness as a stajtesunan hie erudition and greatness as ajla^ryi and his moral worlh aa^ijobil^ty ai itizen and a friend. ^v'^' C \ Resolved, That his succt!ss\ in public fe and at the Bar of the Empire State, re among the most illustrious examples of purity of heart and purpose, df indus- try and perseverance, that the history c,f par State presents. Resolved, That the Secretary transmit a copy of these resolutions to the family^ of the deceased, and to each of the news- papers published in Lewis County for publication. . Resolved, That these proceedings, J * the leave of the CouK, be entered urn^M its records. / J. M. MUBCOTT, ) E. S. MERBELI, V Committae. HENRY E. TURNER, ) EDWAR D A. BROWN, Chairman. WM . W . DOIO, Secretary. - - \- -----» • < Proceedings of tae Lewis County leaders' Asso- i ciation, The amiual meeting of this Associa- tion convened at Ma)*titisburgh, Dee, 20. at 1 o'd »ck, p. M. ^» The session was opened with prayer, by the Rev. Mr. Copeland, and essays were read by the following named per- sons : I A \ Welcome to the Association,\ by E. Botsford; \ GreatWen,\ -by T. B. Ford; \Astronomy Miss Emms Austin ;.\Physiology by C. E. Hunt: \ Boarding round,\ by M. Babcock ; an '•Essay,\ by Miss Carter; \Th e Evils of Ignorence,\ by M. N. Capron ; \ Sor- row,\ by Mrs. Springsteen ; \ Female' Influence,\ by Miss P . V. Cole ; \ How to succeed in Teaching,\ by A.«W. Bar- riteau; \ Teaching,\ by H. C. Northam : \An Essay,\ by Miss Everitt; \Pro- feedings of an Educational Meeting, fif ty years ago,\'by J. M. Allen. EVENING SESSION. , \An Essay,\ by Martin Sheldon -/'Es- say on Memory,\ by G. B. Barnes; \A Poem,\ by Miss L. S. Rogers, entitled, \ In Teaching we are Taught;\ 'f The Stndant's Dream\—a poem, by Henry B. Turner -, Jnnd an address by Rev. R. A. Wheelocii. The exercises were interspersed with excellent music, by the Martinsburgh Glee Ctub. A vote of thanks was ten- dered to II. E. Turner, Esq., for his ex- cellent Poem ; to the Rev. R. A. Whee- lock, for his instructive Address ; to the' citizens of Martinsburgh, for the greet ing with which they have welcomed tht injus- tice. It must be listened to, to be ap- preciated. His idea that every man may become whatever, he makes a fixed and determined purpose to be, is worthy of attention. Mr..l\ regards industry, in- dependence uf mind, humility and gen- uine piety, as essential elements in the truly great man. Tho \ Essay on Memory,\ by G. B. Barnes, was. very btilliaut, indicatory on the part of its author, the possession of an eminent degree, of those qualities which make the orator and the statesman. lie insisted that the faculty of memory is posscsred by all naturally, in nearly equal degree ; mid that it» development ^ I depends mainlv upon attention. The tcstiiuorrv ,toi . . ' • '• \ •• ' essay was tu every respect a happy effort, and we cannot perceive how it could have sen improved, either in the -strength d \ igor of its composition, the beauty of its st\l\ or the eloquence of its de- del iv the superior mnsic with whieh they have entertained the meeting. The following list of officers waschos en for the ensuing year:— Henry C. Northam,*President; D. D. Abbey, Miss Emma Austin, and Miss Louisa Pease, Vice-Presidents; Marti: Sheldon, Secretary. The Association, adjourned\to meet a West Martinsburgh, on the laist Friday* in June next. CHESTER SHUMWAY, Jr., President. E. W . STANFORD, Secretary; Martinsburgh, Dec. 29th, 1859. ^i^'te^^Aa^l^w*^^\ 10 for na^y haii irycmtmy this &Ht£'« a&*.Ai£af»&tfa&or;iyi».1 famiry baa dtspehsed with so much ur- Lowville & Utica Bail Eoad. As the people in Lewis County have recovered from the losses sustained, a few years since, in their attempts±o build two rival mil roads ; as the wealth and agricultural, and manufacturing interests, of the county are so rapidly increasing) that a road has almost become a necessity —and as nearly all will admit its impor. tance to the general interests, it seems to be about time that another attempt should be made with the determination to make it successful. The first effort would probably have succeeded by put- ting the road in such a state of progress as would have secured its completion (through the county,) had all the money raised in it been expended on one line, instead of two. And in view of the fact that there has since been so great an in- crease in the wealth of our citizens, there can be no question about the possibility nmc, if they are disposed, to build a road at least a portion of the way. The expense will be comparatively light, for the reason'that a large amount of work ill. ready done south of Lowville, can be made available, and if the Rome line from Boonville to Martinsburgh, and thence down to.the Utica line, be adopt\ ed,. it can be completed to Lowville in milch less time than on the other. ! Now, I suggest that 'one more effort I be made to accomplish this work, which hen completed, will greatly increase the facilities of doing the business of the county, making our valuable lands, our water power, and our forests more, ac- cessible, so that those who desire to come among us to engage in manufacturing, or business of any description, my not be prevented, as they are now in many in- stances, by the disadvantages under *hich they would be obliged to labor. But let put ourselves on a par in.th'w respect with our sister counties, and there need be no fear of \Littlel Lewis.\ Let meet- f ings be called at once to ascertain the I sentiment of the;public; and if the pros pect is favorable, organize ane w com- pany to build a road to Boonville, having an understanding »»7fc the directors that they are not to commence the work nntil a sufficient amount t* *vbscri6ed in stock and bonds to gomplete it This wi|l secure us the road if our money is exploded, and will give confidence to those who might hesitate about taking stock or making donations, had they no t some reliable assurance that their funds would notkgain be squandered. ' • Wo eon%Hd a rail road without ex-[ periencing much ineonvenienoe from the] investment, and if those intrusted wiulgw*^^;\!^^ an.eminent The'Addrc any who speak Rev. It. A. Whce- s practical and appropriate.— ssity of thoroughness was justly and teachers were cautioned against allowing their pupila to attempt h, which tends to make them sit- in ever;- thing, and their labor , of little real utility. ITo re- > the error of i ((location as being finished, f^tc\their course of study at ^.-c should never regard isjied, so long us we „W e hope hia I) be ju^tly9^^5£gciated. . entitled \In Teaching we by Miss Laura S. Rogers, was a a production of eminent merit.-^ It was characterized by originality, inven- tion, grace and beauty of style, and was replete with rich and ennobling thought. TJie poem was a marked and interesting feature of the meeting. The 'Poem\ by Mr. Turner was good ; and many of the essays received high commendation, but which time will not allow us specially to refer. Of the singing with which the Asso- ciation n-jis f-ivoreJ, byithe Martinsburgh G\cc Club, (joo much cannot be said. It was really .superb, especially— every piece sung. The original piece {\a Greeting\) by MissL:mraS. Rogers, was exceedingly appropriate ; and the piece end-trod, \A— 6—0,\ sung by Mr..'Lewis A.-Pitcber and Miss Maria Pitcher, elicited loud ap- ' plause, and was, perhaps,- the most inter- esting feature of the, occasion. We eongrafulaie-the•.teachers J of Less is. County, in view of the prosperous con- lition ot this enterprise, designed to of- fer facilities for rontn-ar. inVp'rtjjvtmicnt, and trust- that tifciehers;-'AYifl.ujii'Ce their efforts to make leaoh ^succeeding .session more interesting add profitable/- . • ^ • . «^ £-..W-.„_^.„ ,-.*:, -, CORK'S A^ppirfTM^NTSi—Tlie Clerk of the As*euibly,has made the following appointments.:— ', f \ * ,.'4V -Assistant Cleek—L, utheV • Caldwell, Rockland. * \ • c / • . ' Journal Clerk—Cornel^stlnd'erwoQd, Cayuga. . ' * • . • .1 , Eug rossing Clerk.—^-iCrandall, W^sh - •ngton* '\.-••* '-..-•- Association ; and to the Glee Club, fcU J**™-^?** Clerk-John A. Had- , . . , ' Njaock, Jefferson. ' \ „• , ? , ? —HON. JfcDGE MASON of Iowa/who- , made himself- so popular with the in- ventors of the Country while he held the office of Commissioner of Patents, we learn, associated himself with MUNN &Co., at the ixrienlijif.rAmerican office, New York,, :; A REPUBLICAN UNION MfiKTiNG.^An enlhnsiastic meeting of the Republicans in one of the wards,of Brooklyn, was held on Thursday evening- at which the - following resolutions were adopted : For die Journal &. Republican. The Twiners' Aaociation, The Annual Session of the .Teachers' Association, just held at Mart|insburgh, we think was jiu occasion of great: in terest and profit, to all present, especially to the teachers. Many able and instfuc tive essays were read, embracing a varie- ty of topics pertaining to the; fcommotf school. It is gratifying to witness the prompt- ness with which teachers respond to the request of the President to write essays, evincing, as it does, on. the jiart oftbe teachers, a desire for self culture, a de- termination to qualify themselves for a higher sphere ittf useiilness^tp elevate the standard of the tefecher's profession; and give a greater impetus to the I pro- gress of tfie common school, jit ia-atill more gratifying:to those, devotied ffUids of the cimimon school, who ftrigipated the Teacher's Association, which jeejm- menced its existence under many . cles, and with b^t a small share of^ tar encoaragemejat^lte witness position of influence which it hai attained, rftnd -•---' favor The t»on. w Ae hig^ a^preciationf an<j popuWl r aw^rfed ^ .*-. • J \ j !^ he Teachers' Association is an \tni&J maBJbgpnninj ! engage in the work witbsesl,'our county/ will, feW y*W bfe possessed of atpniflic improv^njent :WlRi& \.i^r^hm^t^(f^ duce os'Mj^yitlK^ w^Vb^b *»U have a vast influence on he« fbtUM pros. peritv, and of which'she will be justly v^.'- ••*-, greetfhg. ^SH e the thermometer* l#:l^jiQ^-lil;ti^tu;oofh& cated twenty degrees below wro without, p /\ r j. L. LEONARD. WM' /\ i ' • -. - * . popularity and ^influence. ing brioge aoeessions o f i -™ {popub»lr fevor. Sttll, ite inotfef is \ On> f ed in fwai'danfft^>wa|rd, n '\\\\ ? \-..'j\ ., '].'.' - W e da. not propose to give even an outline of all the essays read p^fore the AssooiatioB, buteaijnot refraiii from |o. ticing a few of them. I THK ATLANTIC MOXTHLY FOR JANUA- RY.—This favorite monthly enters upon ihe new year bravely. The opebing article—the first of a series, on \Ou r Artists in Italy\—is a generous but dis- criminating critique on the life arki gen- ius of HIR.IM POWERS. Th e faults of this distinguished sculptor arc freely ad- mitted while ample, justice is rendered to his rare and varied excellencies. Th e Amber Gods\ is a charming story, charmingly told. The.curious '• Expe- riences of SjAUPEL ABSAU) VI, Filibuster,' * are continued; so are the clever sketch- es ojf the Eternal City, entitled, \ Roba di Roma.\ Th e article \ About Spires'* is an entertaining disquisition of th e great \steeples\ of Continental Europe. \ Andanken\ and \ Abdel Hassan,\ are - both poems of average merit. - Th e •• Profeaor\ appears As the writer of a i story; Altogether,! the present number is one of tho very best of the \Atlan- . tics.\ ^_ ' _L'>_\-' ^' ' Nsw YOBK Crcr.-i-Foar steamers le h ; Xew y 0 rk forKwepe w>S«turday, tak- ont 284 paswn^ers. i i ^Th e nei- manrcipal •dnritusfrntion flssumcd<6ntrol of the city on Monday. ' k I:M»Sr1Wto4 *M t)!ot>pjrati«ii Council f Bi^ksbrt amTtheir associates are now in . 7atnority. and the! re»pmisibili^fc*«^f i^^mentto n xtielt m%Mm^yft M3me how well Ihev di*tharg* their -4aS jfilj|w4w^Be|iie#^t ^ \famt iM^attktM js* year* L 4s th**e hundred a#4 sixty *tiue*b phjeft ; yfelds to ti» coaatji m* \..,, /:„.,- -; . —Lord Palmsrstoa has j< anteer Irish aorps now hei« London. [ > -, of. |10 ^ <mmk &$m*gi* mm '0£?

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