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The National Crisis.
PROGRESS OF THE REBELLION
Forts Moultrie & Pinckney Seized
The Rebels' Flag Over National Buildings.
Resignation of the Secretary of War.
Seizure of Government Arms.
Exciting Day in Washington.
CHARLESTON, Friday, Dec. 23, 18C0.
The Palmetto dug was raised early yester
day afternoon over the Custom-House and
At 5 o'vloek last evening the Palmetto flag
was mired at Castle Pinckney.
A large military force went over last night
to take possession of Fort Moultrie.
Fort Moultrie and Castle Pinckney were
taken possession of by the South
military last night.
CHARLESTON, Friday, Dec. 23—p. m.
(Jnpt. Humphreys still holds possession of
the arsenal. Castle Pinckney and Fort Moul
trie nre occupied by the Stale troops, under
the instructions of the Governor of the State,
to hold peaceable possession of these f rts, and
for the purpose of protecting the Government
property. Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie
were held by about twelve men, who peacea
bly surrendered. There was no collision. None
was anticipated when the troops left the eitv
to garrison these forts. The excitement is
WASHINGTON DISPATCH OP NEW TOP.K TIMES.
WASHINGTON, ' ec. 30.
The resignation of Secretary Floyd yester
day, after an excited Cabinet discussion, run
ning tnrough forty-eight hours, will surprise n#
one, yet some reliable details may be iuterest
Secretary Floyd, with the knowledge and
consent ot the President, pledged that no
chauge should be made in the po-ition of af
fairs in Charleston harbor—South Carolina
pledging to respect all public property in the
meantime, until the Commissioners could be
received here and the w hole matter be referred
to Congress. Under these circumstances the
Commissioners called on Secretary Floyd, and
charged the act of Maj Anderson, in sp king
the cannon, etc., as uot only a violatiou of sol
emn pledges, but an act of hostility. Floyd
disavowed Anderson's act, bu>t the Commission
ers claimed some tangible evidence, and de
manded the withdrawal of the troops from
Fort Sumler. Floyd considered the demand
reasonable and proper, and on the Cabinet be
ing summoned, he asked permission of the
President to comply with the demand. Sec
retaries Thompson and Thomas backed Floyd
in this demand, and Toucey, llolt, Black and
Stanton sided with the Pr.siderit in refusing.
The contest was warm and protracted. Tne
President persisted in his refusal to comply
wit!) the demand, and Secretary Floyd with
drew and penned his letter of resignation.
Rumor says that Secretaries Thompson and
Thomas will also resign.
(Jen. Lane is spoken of as Floyd's succes
Dispnteties to Government represent that
the Wide-Awakes in Chicago and St. Louis,
in couuection with the Wide-Awake German
laborers, are intending to seize upon the St.
Louis Arsenal, containing thirty-thousand
stand of arms, if any attempt is made to re
move them to the South.
The South Carolina Commissioners have no
tified the President that unless an official reply
be received to-morrow to their note, they will
leave at once for home.
The President was last night writing a mes
sage to send to Congress, relative to South
Carolina, lie denounced Anderson, and in
dicated an intention to disavow his act in the
document. To-night, it is understood that he
may postpone the Message for further advices
His meutal condition is truly deplorable.
CHARLESTON ARSEMAL SEIZED.
ACGCSTA, GA., Sunday, Dec. 30.
The South Carolina troops took possession
of the Arsenal at Charleston to-day, contain
ing many thousand arms and military stores.
Military preparation? are actively and zealous
ly progressing. Volunteers have beeu tendered
by several Southern States, among them offi
cers of the Army and Navy aud West Poiut
EXCtTtXG PAY IN TIIE SENATE.
W ASHIXGTON, Monaay, Dec. 31.
The scene in the Senate to-day was the most
intensely exciting that was ever witnessed in
that chamber. Senator BENJAMIN, of Louis
iana, who, it had Inert rejtorted, would make
a cmediatory speech, gave out that he would
make a parting sectssion speech,—an announce
ment which drew an immense audience. Ev
ery corner was crowded. The lobbies were
full. Senator BENJAMIN spoke calmly through
out, but the character of his speech at the
close opened up to every one the new era in
nat'onal affairs. His closing declaration, that
the South could never be subjugated, was
greeted by the galieries with disgraceful ap
plause, screams and uproar. It was evidently
the act of persons who had purposely packed
the galleries. For this demonstration the
galleries were promptly cleared, but as the
people passed out, remarks were current among
the mob such as "That's the talk"—"Now
we will have war"— " BENJAMIN'S a brick"—
" D—N the Aholitiouists"— "AßE LINCOLN
will never come here."
Senator BAKER, or Oregon, has the floor for
Wednesday morning. lie will make a power
ful Uuion speech, and, if to night's reports of
an attack on Fort Sumter are true, a war
speech, if necessary, iu favor of puuisbiog
The scene in the House was also highly in
Mr. BARKSDALE demanded a settlement at
Several Republicans and Northern Demo
crats responded spiritedly, "Let's have it
then!" Mr. MCCLERSAND, of Illinois, shook his
finger at BARKSDALE and HISDHAM, vociferiug
loudly, "Cotne on! come on! now we are ready
to meet you, nd settle it quickly!" Greatcon
fusion prevailed, which finally subsided through
the efforts of Mr. HILL, of Georgia, Mr.
SUEKMAN, of Ohio, aud others.
CHARLCSTON, Monday, Dec. 31.
REPORTS FROM CHARLESTON. —Strong forti
fications have been ordered in and around the
hatbor, to res'st any reinforcements that may
be sent to Mujor ANDERSON.
Gov. PICKENS ii in duly receipt of dispatches
from the South, tendering tnen to defend
South Carolina from invasion
Sirtos from all Rations.
lt is rumored that the small-pox is rag
ing fearfully In South Carolina, If that's so, the poor
diauuionisU are certainly to be pitied.
llenry Ward Beecher told 1 - the army of
policrraen that gathered In Plymouth Church last Son
day to protect him, that he especially thanked them for
their presence, and that if they attended church oftener
it would do them no harm.
The Chicago Journal does not agree with
a cotemparary that South Carolina is like the prodigal
son about to leave hie father's household, but thinks it is
the "fatted calf" that is about leaving.
Another English Prince will shortly visit
this country. It is Prince Alfred, the second son of
Q eeu Victoria, who has left the ship Euryalus, and will
join the St. George, a larger vessel, which will sail early
this year for the West Indies and North America.
The wearers of the Palmetto cockades
in Washington, on finding that they wete mistaken for
the footmen of the foreign ministers, soon dropped th'm,
and they are decidedly at a discount now. May they
speedily retire to the limbo of contempt, even in South
A paper published at Bridgeton, X. J ,
notices an organiiation of young men in that town styled
"Zouave Oddities," who have banded together for the
purpose of sawing and splitting wood for destitute larai
lies the ensuing winter. With wood-saw astride of horse
and axe in hand, they proceed to the premises, and re
duce the wood to store size with an alacrity unknown to
those who labor for money.
They have invented a new term of re
proach down South. They coutemptuously call the
Northern men who are in favor of peace, "Concession
The St. Louis troops have returned from
Kansas, where they found nothing to attack. Everybody
laughs at them. The D mocrat says the expedition was
undertaken by order of a drunken Governor, on the rep
resentation of a drunken Judge, before any reoonnois.
ance had de ermined its necessity. A letter from Mont
gomery is published, in which he indignantly denies any
intention of assailing the Govcrrvment. The pro-Slavery
ruffians were organized to kill off the Free State men,
and when any of their number were arrested, the trials
were had before juries of their own class, when acquitals
resulted, of course. The assailed combined, tried and
hung several if the murderers, and declared their inten
tion of driving all from the Territoiy. Fort Scott was
not menaced at all, and instead of Judge Williams' court
being broken up, he ran away three days before the time
for it to assemble.
Cameron County, composed at present of
three sparsely settled townships, elected its first county
officers at the recent election. It is said these officers
will not organize the County—so that it is a failure, or
only a county in embryo.
A decrease of 2700 in the population of
Charleston, S. C., within ten years is revealed by the
census. A ''Northern outrage—Secession the only rem
edy." There should Vie Union-saving meetings called all
over the country, and Chicago be required to stop grow
ing until Charleston should catch up !
ln addition to the Cora and Bonita (sla
vers) recently captured, we learn that letters received at
Salem. Mass., from Zanzibar announce the capture of the
Sunny South ith 84(1 negroes on board. The vessel was
taken near Mozambique by the British steamer Brisk and
sent to Mauritius. The slaver was 702 tons burden and
cleared from New York for Havana.
The State of Wisconsin has now one mil
lion of acres in actual cultivation. From the report of
all sections of the State Agricultural Society, it has ar
eraged twenty-eight bushels of wheat per acre, which
makes the yield of the State twenty-eight millions of
bushels, which equals thirty-aix bushels to every man.
woman and child in the State or about two hundred to
A merchant in San Francisco estimates
that California will produce this year 7,500,000 bushels
of wheat, which after deducting for consumption and
seed will leave a surplus of 3,525,000 for export. The
barley crop of the State is said to be greater than the ag
gregate of the entire crop throughout the United States,
and is estimated for the present year at 7.500,000 bushels,
which will leave a surplus of 4,533,000 bushels.
Official information has been received in
Washington that Holland has made arrangements for
emancipation of the slaves in all the Dutch Colonies, on
the principle of English emancipation, making compen
sation to the masters. This is regarded a important
news, in view of the political events stirring around us.
The policy of all Europe seems to be favoring the aboli
tiou of slavery.
The London Times of Xov. 21st regrets
that Mr. Lincoln will have the services neither of Mr.
Webster or Mr. Everett in his Cabinet, these gentlemen
having allied themselves with his opponents. Thereupon
the Boston Transcript observes : If Lord Derby was
made Prime Minister of England, we understand that
neither Fox, Pitt nor Burke will go into hi* Cabinet.
Lord Lyons has communicated to the
Department of State the expression of the feelings of
her Majesty Queen Victoria relative to the treatment ex
perienced by the Prince of Wales in his recent tour
through the United States. The Queen highly appreci
ates the kindness and courtesy shown him by our citizens,
and expresses the most profound sense ol obligation.
The statistics which have lately been pub
lished in England of the longevity of the peers of the
realm and particular classes of the wealthy, have awak
ened a curious piece of information. It is found that the
united ages of 6!) inmates of one of the English work
houses amounts to 5)33 years, or an average of 80 each,
so that the paupers of Great Britain outlive the aristoc
racy ten years at least.
Mr. Shaw, the inventor of percussion
cap*, died at Bordentown, X. Jersey, recently, having at
tained the age of eighty six years, lie was born in Eng
land. A few years ago our government granted him
quite a large sum for bis invention for loading.
The Coal operators of Pittsburg have
recommended the suspension of operations in the mines
until the Ist of March. This will throw several thousand
miners out of employment.
Five hundred and fifty persons met their
deaths on Lakes Erie, Michigan and Superior, between
the 23d of March and the 25th of November, a period of
The Italian sympathy meeting at the
Cooper Institute. New York, on Tuesday night was a
grand affair. The house was crowded and several elo
quent and appropriate addiesses were made.
The preat novelist, Dickens, indulges in
some petty affectations ; a flag waves above his house
top, like the Queen's over Buckingham Palace, as a sig
nal to all interested that the distinguished oocupant is at
—At most of the polls, in California, on
election day, boxes were conveniently placed for the re
ception of contributions for the Washington National
Monument. The returna already foot up $4,210 61.
The Ladies of Chicago are so enraged at
Mr. Burch, on account of the late divorce case, that the
police have been called out on one occasion to prevent a
threatened feminine mob from lynching him.
A few days ago. a man named Richard
Lisson was tarred and feathered and ridden on a rail in
the town of llandsboro', Mississippi, by the vigilance
committee there, who have already hung a suspected abo
litionist named Macintosh, and have in jail another sus
pected abolitionist named David Magner. The commit
rnittee sent Liseoa to New Orleans, to be shipped North.
There ia talk in England of permitting
the Prince of Wales to break through the line of blood
royal-marriages.and seek a lady to share the throne with
bin, wherever he lists. The match with Prussia ii bro
ken off, and the chance* for an advantageous match with
royalty being very few. Who knows bnt fh-.t but a
Yank'* gH mw be the 1 icky fair en* 1
E. O. GOODRICH. 1 Pn rrnni
it. IV. TURRUCE,\
Thursday Morning, January 3, 1861.
SECESSION AND CONCESSION.
South Carolina has declared herself an inde
pendent nation. On Thursday, the 20th ult.,
the People's Sovereignty Convention passed
without a dissenting voice the following ord
We, the people of South Carolina, in Con
vention assembled, do declare and ordain, and
it is hereby declared and ordained, that the
ordinance adopted by us in convention on the
23d day of May, in the year of our Lord 1788,
whereby the constitution ot the United States
of America was ratified, and also all acts and
parts of acts of the General Assembly of this
State ratifying amendments of the said consti
tution, are hereby repealed, and that the Union
now subsisting lietween South Carolina and
othpr Statrs, under the name of the United
States of America is hereby dissolved.
Well, the long agony of apprehension is
over. From the dire forebodings of the ca
lamities that would follow this act, we confess
to a feeling of relief as we find that the sun
still maintains its position in the heavens, and
that the face of nature i unchanged. So long
had South Carolina threatened secession that
she had become to regard it as an event fraught
with the choicest blessings to themselves, and
greatest horrors to the world at large ; and
upon its consummation stood and gazed for the
ruin she hud made. Put she is disappointed
in the result. It was received without an emo
tion, save one of pity,—as one would pity the
maniac who applies the blazing torch to his
own home. Carolinians may meet in Conven
tion, —wave their palmetto flags,—howl trea
son till they are hoarse, —it is no doubt a pleas
ant amusement ; but there are other things to
be looked at in hours of calmer judgment that
mny perhaps tend to allay her enthusiasm and
recall her wandering reason. She has now to
cousider the cost of maintaining a separate
government, of defending her coast, of main
taining an army sufficient to aliay her fears of
insurrection, of supporting a r.avy for the pro
tection of her commerce—if she should have
any, and of defraying the expenses of mail
transportation. All this will cost money ; it
cannot be done by resolutions and ordinances ;
and with her limited population, and her doc
trine of free trade—drawing revenue from no
source whatever, the question, how is it to be
done ? when it comes to the pinch, will be one
of great meaning. We can hardly believe
when we compare the proud position which
her orators assign her among the nations (!)
of the earth, with her actual resources, that
she can be in earnest in her assumption of na
tionality. It would be easier to think that it
is the last desperate resort of desperate and
fool ha: Iv men to gain by intimidation some
great concession which would guarantee for
ever the extension and perpetuation of ala
For concession has been sobstitnted the
word "ccncilliation, fl which means that the
North must give up, She must surrender the
fruits of her victory. Bhe must practically un
do the election of Lincoln. She must with
draw her opposition to the extension of slavery,
acknowledge the right of property ift slaves,
wherever found, permit slaveholders to travel
with their slaves in the free States, and incor
porate the Dred Scott decision into the Cons
titution. When she has done this, tied her
own hands, disbanded the Republican party,
surrendered power into the hands of the South,
put down free speech and a free press, and
planted her t.eck under the heels of slavery,
the South will be pacified. This is "Coneilli
ation." It i 3 this, nothing less and notliiug
else, no matter under what generalities aud
fine phraseology it may be cloaked.
What say the Republicans to this program
me ? Are they ready, after conquering, to
take the position of the conquered—to become
victims instead of victors ? Are they ready to
surrender their principles for the sake of peaee ?
Can they conquer, not their prejudices, but
their convictions, and lay down the fruits of
their triumph at the feet of their opponents ?
This is what is asked of them, and they are
even asked to pray that Ileaven would help
them to do it.
For ourselves we stand by the platfjrm of
the party. It is founded upon ihe Constitu
tion and upon the doctrines of the fathers of
the Republic. A firm adherence to it will do
more than concessions wrung from timidity and
fear. If South Carolina will not return un
less "conciliated," let her go in peace. It will
be less a loss thau to lose our owu honor aud
PASSAGE or THE PACIFIC RAILROAD BILL.—
The House of Representatives, on Thursday,
the 20th ult, by a vote of 95 to 79, passed
Mr. Curtis'.Pacific Railroad bill. It provides
that the road shall start from the western bor
der of Missouri and Western border of lowa,
with two converging lines bearing westward,
uniting within two hundred miles of the Mis
souri river, thence proceeding by a single trunk
line by the nearest and best route, via the vi
cinity of Salt Lake, to San Francisco, or to
the navigabie waters of the Sacramento. It
also provides for a road from the western bor
der of the Southwestern States, starting from
two points, .namely, from Fort Smith and from
the western border of Louisiana, with two con
verging lines bearing westward, and nailing
with the Southern Pacific Railroad chartered
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
HOTEL CHANGE.— Messrs. Powell & Smith
bare taken charge of the Ward House, in place of Mr. C
B. Sweazy, who gave possession on the flnttof January.
SERENADE. —The members of Linta llosc
turned out in uniform, last Saturday night, and with their
band proceeded to the residences of two of their number
who had recently joined the company of "Benedicts, ,f
and gave them the honors of a serenade.
AT THE ELECTION held on Monday evening,
by the membera of the Towanda Fire Department, the
following officers were elected :
Chief Engineer,— E. O. GOODRICH.
Atii.tant Engineer, —ED. OVERTON Jun.
ENTERPRISE.—In view of the anxiety which
the present exciting times creates to get the earliest
news, Cowles his started a "Pony Express'' from Wa
verly. in connection with his News Office, by which the
New York papers are delivered here at 8 o'clock—five
hours in advance of the mail.
FIRE IN TROT. —The barn of Monrne Smith,
of Troy, was consumed on the night of the 14th ultimo.
The barn was entirely new and partly filled with hay.—
How the fire originated, or what was the amount of the
loss we hare not learned. We understand however that
the building was insured.
INDIAN PHYSICIAN. — DR BCTTF.RFIELD, who
is said to be skillful in curing all long standing dis
eases of any kind will be at his office in Patton's Block,
opposite the Post Office in Towanda, from the tenth of
January to the first of February, to cure all those who
are curable. The Dr. invites the afflicted to call on hn>,
and with his root and herb remedies will effect a cure if
there is any chance.
LINTA IIOSE NO. 3, give their Second An
nual Party at the Ward House (Smith 4 Powell Propri
etors) on Thursday evening January 10. I*6l. on which
occasion they will lie happy to see all of their frien&.—
This will be the largest aud gayest party of the season,
and those who wish to see the "beauty and chivalry" of
Towanda under the happiest possible circumstances
should not fail to attend. No pains will be spared to
make it pleasant to all.
HORRIBLE CASUALTY.—We loam from the
Elnrira Prett the following particulars of the Jeath of
a citizen of this county, at Lycoming on the 12th tilt
"It seems that a young man named PRATT, from Gran
ville, was going op the mountain, near one of those steep
"wood slides" which are common to the precipitous hills
and mountains of Pennsylvania, when a man at the top
of the "slide" threw in a stick just to see it go down ;
and in its lightning like velocity down the almost perpen
dicular descent, it met with some obstruction, and was
hurled from its path, striking Mr. PRATT squarely upon
the forehead, carrying away the entire top of his head,
and killing him instantly."
DR. W STAR'S Tialinm of Wild Cherry. —At
this season of the year, as irell as at all seasons, it is im
portant to have on hand a remedy for coughs and colds.
We speak for the beneft of our readers when we recom
mend to them the above named remedy, which has been
advertised in our paper for some time. We have hail or
casino to use it in our family for roughs and other throat
affections, and hi all such cases it has cured the complaint.
We now deem it an indispensible article, for we always
prefer to have a reliable remedy on hand for these com
plaints to which all are liable. — Chritt an Freeman anj
We take pleasure in indorsing the above.
FRANKI.IN'S BIRTHDAY. —The 155 th nnnivor
sary of the Printer, Patriot and Philosopher's birthday
occurs on the 17th inst. BCKOICK, of Tlie Buthtin, ami
RAMSPI:LL of the Agitator, ask the opinion of the print
crs of adjoining counties as to the propriety of holding a
Festival on that occasion at some central point. For our
selves we must say that while we have the highest respect
for the immortal typo, we must confess also to a great
respect for lira maxims of temperance and economy, as
given by "Poor Richard,"' which in these fraternal unions
are too often lost sight of. For counsel in regard to the
proposed festival we have consulted the Philosopher him
self, whose classic face in medallion lieains down upon v.
from the press, but he hasn't spoken as yet. When ho
does we will make knowu his opinion.
FATAL ACCIDENT.—A root sad nud fatal
accident occurred In Springfield, week before last. The
circumstances as we heard them, are as follows : Two or
three boys were playing about a blacksmith's shop, and
in trying to catch etich other passed through it. As one
of them, a lad by the name of Seargant, about seventeen
years old, ran into the shop the smith, who was making
horse-nails, caught him and at the lequest of the one in
pursuit held him. still retaining the heated nail-rod in
his left hand. The lad pursuing young Seargent ran
against the elbow of tbe man holding him with sm-h force
that it drove the red hot iron into Seargant'* side altout
four inches. He immediately fell to the floor, and was
supposed to be dead ; but he revived and ling- red five or
six days before death relieved him from his most intcuse
LIST OF JCRORS drawn for Special Conrt
to be held at Towanda, January H, 1361.—Asylum, 0. D
Chamberlin, L. Laporte ; Albany. E. Jones ; Burlington
west, I. A. Compton ; Canton, Samuel Owens, Jesse E.
Bullock; Franklin, Randolph Lyon; Granville, James
11. Ross ; Litchfield, Daniel S. Bliven, Win. Tuttle ; Or
we'l. D. C. Potter ; Ridgbcry, Aibert Covell, Lewis Lar
rison. Geo. Parcel, E. P. Hanlon ; Sheahequin, Wtn. 11.
Sliaw ; Springfield, Caleb Burt, Lewis Adams; Smith,
field, T. A. Seward, Christopher Child, it. win Bluk'-slee,
Standing Stone, Jason Vannest; South Creek, Hiram
Mason ; Towanda boro', W. C. Bogart, J. 1). Montanye,
jr., J. P. Kirby ; Terry, W . Strong, James Jones ; Troy
tp., Roswell Dunliar ; Tuscarora, George P. Taylor; War,
ren, Aaron Corbin, Wm. Howell; Welis,L. D. Shepard,
A - C. Noble ; Windham, Joshua White, Nathan Gieason
BRADFORD CODNTY GIRLS need no commen
dation, but tbe new accomplishment exhibited in the
subjoined ietter, which we take from the Tribune does
them additional honor. If all the girls follow the exam
ple set by tbeir sisters of Springfield township, what a
paradise it will be for young farmers :
" To the Editor of the Xtw York Tribune :
"SIR : A* my brother, MRTER and myself hare been
(arming w>me thin Summer, and the result has been satis
factory ; and furthermore, as the scene of our labor has
been in the rough and uncultivated town of Springfield,
I thought I would give you an account of the result of
our labor. As father is a farmer and anxious to develop
in hia children an inclination for agricultural employ
ment and rural pursuits, he gave us a spot of ground
wherein we could employ our time We sowed three pa
pers of carrots, two papers of onions, three papers of
parsnips, and two papers of beets, my sister Eintna tend
ing the carrots, and I tending the onions, parsnips and
beets. From the three papers of carrots we had forty
bushels. From the two papers of onions we got eight
bushels. From the three papers of parsnips, we had
thirty bushels ; and from the two papers of beets we had
That I think a pretty good yield for new sail and new
Une of our neighboring girls. Emily Decker, has sown
some cabbage, and one weighi d fourteen pounds.
Our good success this season has encouraged us to try
it next Spring, and we have solicited the aid of our friend
Lucinda Voorhiea to assist us. 1 hope the girls of this
town will he stimulated by what we nave done, and fol
low our example. NANCY C. SMITH.
Springfield, Bradford Co., Pa. NOT. 21, 1860.
THE Philadelphia papers announce the death
of Hon. HENRT M. FULLER, at his residence
in Philadelphia, on Wednesday last, of ty
phoid fever, aged 40 years. Mr. F., former
ly represented the Wilkesbarre district in Con
gress. He was an active and intelligent man,
of fioe social qualities and exceedingly popu
MORE ROBBERY— The National Treasury
has been robbed of a sum said to be upwards
of $870,000. They were securitiea for Indian
payments. They were given by a Clerk in the
Department, a South Carolinian by the nauie
of Gerard Daily, to one of the notorious Kan
sas and Utah contractors, Mnjors, Ru.-sel &
Wuddell, who used thein in their speculations,
promising to replace them. John B. Floyd,
Secretary of War is suid lo be implicated in
the transaction. Bailey and Russel are under
arrest. The robbery was revealed by a vol
untary confession of Bailey to the Secretary
of the Interior, Thorn* son, who was at the
time on a visit to North Carolina, as the agent
of Mississippi, preaching disunion.
FRIDAY, the 4th inst., is the duy appointed
by President BUCHANAN for National huinilia
tion, fasting and prayer, in couseqnence of the
perilous condition of the country. The request
for prayer is proper, but to a*k for humilia
tion is too much, for ;f ever a people were hu
miliated it is no*, when the President of this
greut Republic proclaims in all his uetions a
degree ol imbecility bordering on treasonable
cowardice, that will make every patriotic heart
feel the deepest hitmili-ittou and regret that l.e
ever was elevated lo the exalted position that
he so unworthily sustaiit*.
ENTHUSIASTIC MEETINGS of tlw ppnpte have
been held in various parts ol Allegheny comi
ty, nt which resolutions against any concession
of Republican principles in the present crisis
were adopted. A Union meeting was also
held in Washington counly a few days ago
It wus attended by men of all parties, and the
proceedings indicate a determination to vindi
cate the Constitution and the Laws, by the
prompt suppression of "revolutionary resist
ance to the Government of the Union.''
RALPH FARXHAM, the last survivor of the
Battle of Bunker Hill, died Wednesday the
26th ult., aged 101 years, 5 months, and 19
GEN. CAMERON, it is asserted, has been of
fered the position of Secretary of the Treas
ury by Mr. LINCOLN, and that lie will accept.
I] AKHISBUKG , Pa., Monday Dec. 31.
THE PENNSYLVANIA LRGI>LATCKE. —The
Democratic Caucus to-day nominated Dr. HILL,
if Montgomery County, for Speaker of the
House, and JACOB ZIKGLKR lor Chief Clerk.
The Republicans, in causiis nominated
ELISHA W. DAVIS for Speaker of the House,
N d EDWARD RAI CH for Chief Cleik. ROBERT
PALMER was nominated for Speaker of the
Senate, and RUSSELL ERKTT for Cleik.
The Democrats will reassemble in caucus
to morrow to nominate officers for the Senate.
In Easton, Pa., on the 26th ult., at the residence of the
bride's lather by the Rev. Ir. Gray, Mr. JOHN W.
MEANS, SOU 111 Col. MKANS, ol Towauda, Pa., to Mis*
M \ Iti A E. KILEXUEKoEK, daughter ol Uou. I'. F.
in Greenville, Ohio, at the residence of the brides moth
er. Nov. 2S, lh6o, by the Itev.J. W. Alderman, Mr.
JOHN ADAMS, ol Towauda, Pa., to Miss SAUAII
SIIiDABAKEU.oI the above place.
11l Jamaica, Long Island, Dec. la, Ix6o, bv the Ecv.Mr
Hfiison, J. VV MasuN. oi Towauda, tj iliaa MART
E. DUNHAM, of the loriuer place.
In KIDGBEKY on .Sund.iv evening. Dfc. 16 th, by D. 11.
Durnlwiu. Esq . Mr. C.'ll. HliftlEi), of Uoodhull, N.
to Miss CHaKI.UT TE CO YELL, of ilic loriuer
In Sbfshfquin, Dec. 9, by Rev. R.J. Gi'ison, Mr.
KlEi'Ht-N A. UK ACE. to Miss LUUELI.U ELIZA
BEill sMl'l'tl, bulb of Spiiugficld.
Of Consumption, WILLIAM MACKET. of Wind bam,
Bradford County i'a., Sept. 14th, I*6o. iu the 64 years of
The subject of this notice settled in this town about
thirty eight years ago ; he wi h his companion and a tew
settlers were met with the toils mid privations ola new
country : but helore their untiring pcrsevereio e Vid in
dustry. ttie sturdy forest gav way to lieuiililul farms and
Iru it oil Uelds. But while we itt-ay* couieiiiptaie him as a
uiau of the wotld. yet lie reinenioeied those that were in
it, the needy A destitute never were tamed away empty
troin his house. But when infirmities and disease laid
their heavy hand upon him, he was led to see the empti
i es ami ialiliiliiy ot ail earthly things, and to seik an
inheritance iu that house not made with hands, but bier
uj! iu the Heaveus.—and we trust tiirough rich Grace he
found pardon and redemption through the blood ol the
l-ainb. The funeral stivices were pertoruied at his resi
dence by Elder I'r.cK. utteiideii by u large coucour.-e of
May the God of all Grace comfort the widow and the
uiviviug friends. [Cum.
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IX conftpqnettre of lnt decision* in
United States Court, all Sewing Machines of why
ever description, nitnulactured or designed, are de>'i*>
to te infringements on the Patent* of Grover A Rdf
Wheelrr A Wilson, and Elias Howe. jr.. consequently "
are now obliged to pay them a tariff of $ on eacb 3,1
ch'iie we manufacture, notwithstanding the general l ,r -''
oiples of our machine are seeeeured to us l>y good '!-'
Patents in the Patent Office of the United States, It"*
fore all person* who a.-all attempt to m iiiufai-ture.
or u-e any machine without (laying such a license * ■
be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. AiiJi'w
comes our duty under our license to Inform against
(mrties wherever found using or selling any mart"*
without first obtaining such a license, and such p r -"
will be prosecuted to the full extent ol the law Jj
sequence of the high Tariff, we have been curapdW*
advance ths price of our machines, which will be loaa
in another column.
B. F. BHA*
Wa_Yonr attention i* rrapectfully requested to the a
lowing Cards of Eliac Howe, Jr.,and the Grover A M"
ker S. M. Co.
A CAKH PKOM GROVKR A BAXKR'S Skwino MAC"-*'
Company —Hie public in their eagerness in
themselves with Sewing Machines making tbeliro r -
Baker stitch, must not forget to purchase tbem ™
parties who alone are authciiied bi sell them. A"P*|
chasers and users of Irauduleut Machines ol this fJ*
will lie visited with certain prosecution. Those *■
have ;1 ready been induced to buy these fraudulent
chines can purchase a license for their use t*li* l ,p *V
rution, on proper a|iplication. All machines
from two spools, and in which one needle only l* I*' 1 *' c
the cloth, and having a feed which allows the m '
to be turned at will, are infringements. v
GROVERA BAKER S. S. M. Co..*'
A Carp from Elias Howe, Jr All persons"*
tioned not to make, deal in, or use any sewing
which sew Irom two spools and urke the stitch M'
as the Grover and Baker stitch, unless the same
chared ftum the Grover A Baker Sewi g Mach-oe ■
pany.or their Agents or Licensees, aud sump*"
my nateut of Septemlier in. 1*46. ,
Said Company, and their Licensees, alone, aw 1
nutboriaed under their own patents, aud my
during the extended term thereof, to tuakeandse
kind ot Sewiug Machine and all others are
aahl patent, and will he dealt with accordingly.
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