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Gen. Houston has refused to recognize the Texas State Convention. He considers that its functions terminated in submitting the Secession Ordinance to the people. He tells the Convention that he and the Legislature, which meets on the 18th inst., will attend to public questions.--He favored the holding of a Convention to change the State Constitution, but opposes Texas joining the Southern Confederacy.--The Convention, in reply, have passed an Ordinance claiming full sovereign power, promising to consummate, as speedily as possible, the connection of Texas with the Confederate States. The Convention will at once require all officers of the State to take an oath of allegiance to support the new Government and carry out the Convention Ordinances. It is reported that Clark will be put in Gov. Houston's place, if the latter refuses to take the oath. It is also reported that Gov. Houston is raising troops on his own account. --Fifteen hundred Texan troops are at and near Brownsville.
The fire in Lynchburg. --The fire in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday morning, destroyed the large building known as the "Exchange," owned by Chas. H. Lynch. Smith's ten-pin ally, Jno. Moore's bakery, P. McDevitt's tailor store, Stewart's ten pin-ally, Jno. M. Price's tin establishment. Clark & Holt's commission house, Bryan Akers' auction house, and some smaller tenements. The "Exchange" was occupied by Peters, Williams & Co., bankers.
Extra session of the U. S. Senate. Washington, March 14.--The Senate, by a vote of 16 to 24, refused to take up Mr. Douglas' resolution. Mr. Fessenden's resolution, to strike the names of the seceded Southern Senators from the roll, was taken up. Mr. Clarke moved a less abrupt and objectionable one as a substitute, which was accepted, and passed by the Senate. Mr. Mason offered as a substitute, ordering that "those gentlemen having ceased to be members of the Senate, the Secretary be directed to omit their names from the roll." This was disagreed to, and Clark's substitute, as stated, passed.