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By Telegraph to the New-York Daily Times.
Appropriation Bills Passed in the Senate
CREATION OF A MISSION TO PERSIA.
A Committee of Conference on the Tariff Bill.
Final Action on the Report of the Investigating Committee.
RESIGNATION OF MR. EDWARDS.
FAILURE OF THE BILL TO PREVENT CORRUPTION
Sale of Indian Trust Lands in Kansas- Fatal Affray- Movements of Mr. Buchanan, &c.
WASHINGTON, Saturday, Feb. 28.
The President has issued a proclamation ordering the sale of the Indian Trust lands in Kansas in May and June next. About 650,000 acres, in all, are to be sold to the highest bidder, but not at less than the appraised value.
The House Committee on Military Affairs have reported a bill giving to the heirs of PAULDING, VAN WERT and WILLIAMS, the captors of MAJOR ANDEE, $50,000.
During the immense pressure at the President’s levee last evening Col. LAW, a member of our City Council and a clerk in the Pension Office, seized a gentleman by the collar, and charged him with picking his pocket. The gentleman charged was Mr. DAVID HUME, of Alexandria, a highly respectable merchant. This morning, Mr. HUME, accompanied by Col. James C. Walker, Reading Clerk in the House of Representatives, proceeded to the Pension Office to explain and satisfy Col. LEE that he was mistaken in supposing him a pickpocket. LEE, however, was fixed in his opinion that Hume had attempted to steal his pocket-book, whereupon HUME struck him with a stick, and in return was shot dead by LEE. The whole affair transpired in a moment, and before any one had supposed there would be a serious difficulty.
WASHINGTON, Sunday March 1.
Mr. BUCHANAN dines at Baltimore to-morrow, and will be here in the evening.
Our hotels are overflowing, and office-seekers are abundant.
The resolution for the impeachment of Judge WATROUS comes up in the House to-morrow. The previous question will be moved to avoid debate.
Mr. LEE, who killed Mr. HUME, yesterday, has been discharged from the Pension Office. There is much excitement consequent on the event, and LEE, who is out on bail, has gone to Virginia to avoid unpleasant consequences.
WILLIAM B. DRAPER, who was connected with the Japan Expedition as Chief of the Telegraph Corps, was attacked with paralysis here on Saturday. The whole of his right side is paralyzed, and he is speechless.