WASHINGTON. j'lxiH i:icrtlo.i-:.f u .St;i(eMr:Ariiiient. Vr'AHiNuToN. A Ulegraru wis re-i.'.ived re-i.'.ived at the war dc)artiueut on Sun-I Sun-I .lay, da'ed Au.-tia, Texas from (ien-'i-ral lleynuhLs, announcing, oilieially, , the almo.-t unanimous adoption of the ! I'exas C'uiisUtution, ju:-.l tue tlecti.ra of Davis, as Governor. A conirci.-iiou to i-t n site f.r the new State Department hitiMiaif, held a 'nset-tinir to-l ty, and tp.-rovud f the architct turj and plan. It i.-t undejato.ia that the fire selected L .-.iifs Square, i Vermont Avenue, two Mr'.: north of ! tho Kx?ct:!ie Mi"';i n. i t; ....ibilion No . j P,..-TO.. The Chii.f of PuMi-e it-ports! !that t'.vi) hundred liq'icr shoH have ! I.ei-n run !uriiur tho .:it year, df.-yite Ihe pn.Iiit.iLoiy 1 rv. 1 lslrnctive t'n'iut li( jfnai'. C'hkyexnt,. This city was ri.-iiedj by a deJtruciive lire to-day : two blocks destroyed; Ions U c.-tima'td at l'rcm three to live hl'.ndiod thou:md dollar. .--.ciiii. to the iikiu;t xr.w. liclf9r;t;)li. CONCRE33SOrJAL. SKXATit. KaliUcaiiun ltetern!ell iuauinl Hill. Senator Conkling presented resolutions resolu-tions from the Iec;i8lature of X. V., withdrawing with-drawing the ast-ent heretofore given to the ratification of the lV.h Amendment. He stated that he thus discharged adis- tasteful duty, and at another tima he would how how little consideration such a iroceediij9; deserve 1 at tho hands t tne Senate. jioi s::. Ueuiu.-lnl lreentea-More l)is'iiio:i or Ihe Vlrglnlti tielloii. W'AiuiNiiroN.lJ. Wood presuiitfd a I joint resolution" from the New Vt.rk ' Legislature, withdrawing tht assent' heretofore given, ratifying tho "t!i Amendment; tabled. Several hills weie: iutroluced and referred. ' Several resolutions wero oH'iied and ' adopted. A number of bills were in-! troduced and referred, and the House' then took up and resumed the consider-' Virginia lieiabllenm n.0!iii)rlali7e ( ou-arc',, ou-arc',, I be Subject ILtcuiseil. ChK At.e, 13. Tne scs-ion of the Senate Sen-ate yesterday was devoted to a debate on tlie Virginia bill. Su:uner submit-ted submit-ted u memorial from ceriaiu JJepubli-cans JJepubli-cans in Virginia now in AVar)liinp;tou, 'containing a iitatcnicnt of nliairs in thai State. The memorial declares that the majority of tha Virginia legislature ! were elected ly fraud, violence and intimidation, in-timidation, and that tho rights of secession seces-sion me believed in now tm formerly .1.3 before the war; that the p!ed;e of the j Walker party to carry out the new c institution was given to deceive Con-jjrrcss Con-jjrrcss aud ?-ui adniiduon. It is also : claimed that (iovernor Walker was a ; Copperhead during the war and in full I sympathy with tha rebellion; that he I was President of a Club in Chicago, organized or-ganized to rescue rebel prisoners from I Camp Dougla-i, and that his proclivities proclivi-ties have undergone 110 change. That i during the canvass Ee declared his de- aire to vote for General Lee, because he j was tho greatest soldier of the age, and j since his election he has publicly spoken spok-en of Virginia as iwuler tlio usurpation and tyranny of Congress. Tiiememo-i rial concludes hy protesting against the admission of Virginia. SsveraL, Senators Sena-tors called for tho reading of the names of the signers of the memorial, of whom there were thirteen in oil. ifmuugiH t It O A. WIX1 imuiication wa3 disrespectful and should be excluded from the Senate. He expressed surprise that Sumner should present such a paper, and declared de-clared that not ft word of the charge a;;a:u.it Walker v..a true. The record of the War Department shows that he o tiered his services to put down rebellion. rebel-lion. Nye 'ii I ho was tired of th lteconstructioii 1'obby, which had been ridden through Co::;rre.ss so many years. Stewart defended Walker aud denounced de-nounced the ctlorts of tho memorialists as actuated by sinister motives. He said the several signers were defeated candidates for ofiice, and office holders who would bo put out by tho admission of Virginia. Sumner charged the senator sena-tor from Nevada with having gone over ti the Democrats on tho question. Stewart replied, saying he would exercise exer-cise his own responsibility and did not recognise Sumner's claim to superiority Pending the debate tlie Senate adjourned. auou or tne lull to admit Nirgiuiatu representation iu Congress. . Famsworth addressed thu House in advocacy of the bill, and was followed ly l'aiue on the same tide, .rorjran opposed the biil and fitvore 1 I'm vjlnti-tute vjlnti-tute of Bingham. Sumner Introduced a bill aiithoiuinr; the refunding of the debt, to ( xtenii banking facilities and to establish sjecie payments. The same biil contemplates con-templates tho prompt extinguishment of the five-twenties of lsili aiTtl their ultimate funding into live per cent teu forties, payable in coiu at the National Na-tional Jiangs. It also proposes to reduce the interest ou bonds deposited with the Uoverumeut and to extend the needed banking facilities, especially to the West and South. Tho billsebksto hrlng jiational obligations on a par with coin and to resume spt'citj payment without any eitort. The Virginia bill whs then taken up for consideration. Drake's amendment prohibiting the rescinding of the ratiti-cation ratiti-cation of tho Fifteenth Amendment bv Virginia was resumed. TENNESSEE. t ou.titiilioiial tout on I ion. Nashville. In the Constitutional Convention, to-day, among the jirojiosi-l lions otl'ered was one restricting t li e J light of Biill'rage to white persons, and nue prohibiting tin? legislature author-Ulug author-Ulug the) Intermarriage f whih-s and blacLs. OHIO. ipertort S rt lu. l,iu Saul ll.'iul. (NiLi'viii s, O. The striking operators opera-tors of the W. C Telegraph resumed work this afternoon. Cincinnati. John Doiniellson, city marshal of Iiexini;ton, Ky., shot and mortally wounded Wm. 11. Alman, this morning, in a.ip.iarrel giowin;'out uf u law suit. L. Frieudmaii, a merchant hi this city, has been arrested on a charge of attempting to outrage a girl of fourteen ?ars, emp'oyed in his store. VERMONT. Itnuk l'.urI;irii'il. lU'iT.iND, Vt. The Catieto'i National Na-tional Bank wus burglarized on Monday Mon-day last of sixty four hundred dollars. . NEW YORK. Hwill l I1U. llrodnylo be Hideunl. Iienlli of m arilintil. New York, 12. Dr. Harris, in his report to the Board of Health, says that ninety per cent of the milk sold in this city is adulterated; he condemns swill milk as unhealthy! It has been decided to widen the upper part of Broadway from sixty-ix to a hundred feet. A letterfrom Kurops says that Cardinal Car-dinal Kelsach, one of the most promin-eut promin-eut members of the Saered College, died at Savorl, Dec. --rd. KANSAS. Orfcaud'aliou ot I.eNlaliire (;,itrr. uor's Ncssnje. Topeka, 1J The Kansas legislature commenced yesterday in the nev Capitol Capi-tol building at Topeka. Jacob Statter, of Kmporia, the )ievly-e!ected speaker of the House and a full list of otlicers were elected, including .Miss KaiiiA . Campbell, of Topeka, as en rolling clerk. " The (iovernor's message w ill ha delivered deliv-ered to-morrow." All the ollieew of the House are eithercrippled soldiers, widows wid-ows or soldiers' orphans. The Governor's message was sent to the legislature to-day. It recommends the adoption of ttie loth Amendment, the restoration of the sutl'rage to those disfranchised for Their connection with the rebellion. It disapproves of the conciliatory policy of the Government towards the Indians and complains'of the public sentimentEast ou thismbjeet. It wants the Indians confined to their' . reservations and a suflicient force of troops detailed to keep them there. In refoienoeto the neutral lands' diMk-ul-ty the message says there is still a necessity ne-cessity there tor their presence, wliH-h is conducive to peace and order. NEW JERSEY. w Jersey l ieelr.nii Di bl, Tkentox. The message of Governor JUndolpli sliows an execis of receipts over expenditures, aud assets enotitrh on hand to fay all the debts of the State. 1 . ..