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ted granting the use of the Hall to Gen. Duff Green to-night, for an address on the subject of the American Agency. Direct Trade.--Mr. Newton submitted a motion asking leave to withdraw from the files of the House bill No. 509, of last session, on the subject of direct trade with Europe, and that the same be referred to a special committee of seven, to be appointed by the Chair. The resolution being adopted, the Chair appointed Messrs. Newton, Saunders, Rutherford, Segar, Grattan, Johnson and Bisbie, as said committee. Montgomery Female Institute.--House bill for the incorporation of the above Institute was called up, and being read three times, was passed. Bank Relief Bill.--The House, on Saturday passed the bill legalizing the suspension of specie payments, and repealing the agency redemption law of 1857-'8 without taking the vote by ayes and noes. This morning Mr. Duckwall called the attention of the House to this irregularity. He referred in his remarks to th
nominated James R. Crenshaw. Somebody nominated Marmaduke Johnson. Mr. John Purcell said he hoped it would be undeof the meeting. He asked if the gentleman who nominated Mr. Johnson could answer for him. Some one shouted, "Johnson isJohnson is here — let him answer for himself." (Cheers and hisses.) Mr. Johnson arose, and the confusion still prevailing, the ChaMr. Johnson arose, and the confusion still prevailing, the Chairman said he would vacate his place if order was not preserved. He appealed to the meeting to listen to Mr. Johnson. MMr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson said he did not come there to speak, nor did he intend to make a speech; but he thought if any one wished to speakMr. Johnson said he did not come there to speak, nor did he intend to make a speech; but he thought if any one wished to speak he ought to be heard. (Here there was another boisterous interruption, and officers Seal and Boze were observed making their way through the crowd.) Mr. Johnson resumed. He did not wish to see this meeting disturbed. He hoped they would bss their opinions peaceably? Mr. Patton appealed to Mr. Johnson's friends to respond to his own sentiments, and observe
The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1861., [Electronic resource], Repeal of the Rhode Island Personal Liberty bill. (search)
Trifling with Firearms. --Newton Tucker, a student at Chalmers Institute, Holley Springs, Miss., was shot, and killed by a schoolmate named Johnson, on the 15th inst. They were going through military drill with a gun they thought unloaded. Johnson pointed the gun at his companion, who gave the command, " ready, aim, fire;" and fell dead with a bullet through the heart. Trifling with Firearms. --Newton Tucker, a student at Chalmers Institute, Holley Springs, Miss., was shot, and killed by a schoolmate named Johnson, on the 15th inst. They were going through military drill with a gun they thought unloaded. Johnson pointed the gun at his companion, who gave the command, " ready, aim, fire;" and fell dead with a bullet through the heart.