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operty indifferently productive. Even if relieved from this extraordinary excess of taxation, the agricultural and general industry of those States could not sustain the heavy taxation which the Federal Government will be compelled hereafter to impose. It is to be presumed that these people perceive these things; and that a desire to escape the frightful burden of Federal debt, will grow stronger and stronger among them with each month, week, and day that passes. The speech of John G. Davis, in Indianapolis, the other day, reveals a strong sentiment of dissatisfaction, even in the Northwest, at the rapid increase of the Northern debt and the reckless wastefulness of expenditure that characterizes the management of the war. If such a sentiment has root in the loyal Northwest, teeming with population, and able to sustain a heavy system of taxation, what must be the feeling, and what must it soon grow to be, in the border slave States, whose agriculture is so poorly able to su
ill rising. Eleven of the boats forming the pontoon bridges at Paducah were stopped here last night. It is not known how many others have passed down stream. Orders were received last night to put the mortar boats immediately into condition for service. Northern Congress news. In the Senate on the 24th, the credentials of Robert Wilson, appointed Senator from Missouri, to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of the traitor Trusten Polk, were presented. The loyalty of Mr. Wilson having been questioned, Mr. Wilkinson moved to refer the credentials and certain other papers to the Judiciary Committee. Messrs. Davis and Pomeroy, however, testified that Mr. Wilson was a good Union man, whereupon the motion to refer was withdrawn, and Mr. Wilson having taken the customary oath, took his seat. Delegates assembled at Great Salt Lake City on the 22d of January, and drew up a State constitution, to be submitted to Congress. Utah demands admission into the Union.