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Important from Washington.
Dispatchea to the New-York Times.
WASHINGTON, Sunday, Feb; it).
TENNESSEE FOR THE UNION,
The Tennessee Delegation are in receipt of
dispatches, to-day, showing the result of the
election in that State yesterday. The Union
men have carried everything before them by
overwhelroing majorities. The Union men of
the South here express great satisfaction at
this result. In Mr. STORE'S District one
county gave y,*iUo for Union and only 075 for
Secession. Union members from Tennes
see, M essrs. STOKES, lIATTON, QUARI.ES and
NELSON, have been warmly congratulated here
on all hands upon this victory. It is regard
cd here as a strong indorsement of AXDKKW
JOHNSON, against whom the fight has been
very bitter, und oftentimes grossly iasulting.
THE PEACE CONVENTION.
Judge ALLEN, of the Massachusetts delega
tion of the Peace Convention, arrived last
night, and the representation is now complete.
The peace Convention yesterday passed a re
soultion bindiug all members not to teii even
their opinions of what is likely to occur in
Convention, nor express their sentiments upon
any proposition in such a manner as to expose
what had or would like'v be discussed, or
as to the probability of the adoptiou of any
particular measure. From conversation to
night with one of them least disposed to con
cession or compromise, I am conviuced that
there will be a strong effort to close some
propo. ition during the present week, but others
of them say the Convention may continue for
severaljWeeks. The general feeling is quite hope
ful this evening. The best feeling prevails. The
views of delegations continue to be made
known. Messrs. CHASE and HITCHCOCK ignore
all compromise until after the inauguration,
without pledges as to what they would tbeu
be willing to do. Messrs. EWIXG and G ROES
DECK, favor the Border-State proposition as
the oniy one likeiy to succeed. Messrs.
WRIGHT and BACKUS rather lean towards, and
MORTON expresses, conservative views. The
Connecticut delegation is equal divided be
tween compromise and no compromise - The
Maryland men, under the lead of REVERDY
JOHNSON, are to-night couGdent of a success
ful result in convention.
THE MONTGOMERY CONVENTION.
Dispatches received here to-day, state that
the Montgomery Convention have elected
JEFFERSON DAVIS President, and ALEX. 11.
STEPHENS Vice-President, of the Provisional
Government for one year. It is believed that
Mr. STEPHENS' election is a forced one; that
he did uot desire it, and will accept it only for
the purpose of exerting his influence for re
construction and rcuuion. Of course, the object
of Gen. DAVIS and his ilk iu electing Mr.
STEPHENS is, to secure to their policy all the
conservative elements, and thus prevent a
revulsion of sentiment, which would ultimately
THE ATTACK OF FORT SUMTER.
It is frely stated in high secession circles here,
that Fort Sumter is to be attacked some time
this week. This is not probable, in view of
the fact that the Montgomery Convention has
just adopted the Constitution of the United
Sates for the Southern Confederacy, which de
volves the war-making power on Cougress.
Col. lIAYNE, before leaving, was decided in
the declaration that no assault on Fort Sum
ter would be made until by order of the South
ern Confederacy. Nevertheless, great anxiety
is felt here on the subject.
RUMORED RESIGNATION OF MAJ. CHASE.
It is stated, on apparently good authority,
that Maj. Chase, commander of the State forces
at Pensacola, having become disgusted, he
refuses longer to be a party to so ludicrous
THE SEIZURE OF NEW-YORK SHIPS.
The seizure of the ships at Savannah will
probably cause the passage promptly to-mor
row of Mr. COCHRAXE'S bill for the collection
of the revenues in the seceding States, which
will enable the entire closing of all seceding
ports to foreign commerce, it does not inter
fere with the coasting trade, but, on the con
trary, will have the effect of stimulating it.—
Under ifs operation, six steamers would be
required between Mew-York aud New-Orleans,
where one now runs, as all the foreigu trade
with the seceding States would be carried ou
coastwise, via New-York City.
THE KANSAS FAMINE.— There is still great
destitution in Kansas, ami a great many fam
ilies are suffering from want of the necessa
ries of life. Nearly $13,000 have been sub
scribed aud sent to their aid by the Kansas Re
lief Committee cf New York, besides a great
quantity of clothing and other articles.
Win. C. Bryant, chairman of this committee,
recently received the following brief but affec
ting letter from the agent in Kansas:
"For the four days we have had a snow
storm. No cars have been in during that
time. The uuuiber of the suffering and dis
tressed is truly alarming. God only can 'tem
per the wind'—our people are 'shorn.'
"My labors are greatly increased ; over sev
enty teamsters are here now. Some have
been twelve days on the road, and have the
most fearful apprehensions of the condition of
their families. One old man from Woodson Co.
just said to me, " I left wife and ten children
nine days ago with only one week's provisions,
ud there are no neighbors iu four miles ; I
hope that this storm did not extend to them"
—and so on he talks and weeps, and longs to
be home. 1 shall start off over one hundred
tons to-morrow. Some teams have teen de
layed here by the storm.
"We have a fearful responsibility, trying
to give daily bread to thirty thousand of our
fellow citizens. Truly, &c, S. C. POMEROY.
"Atchison, K. T. Jan. 18, 1861."
TIIF. SCGAR PlTlES. —Louisiana having se
ceded from the Union, it is suggested that
Congress should uo louger levy a duty on su
gar for the beuefit of sugar manufacturers in
a rebel.State. It is stated that the amount
of duties paid on sugar imported into this
country, to protect the interest of planters in
Louisiana, has averaged more thau seven mil
lions per annum for the last five years, and
during the decade just closed has reached the
sum of fifty-seven millions of dollars. In
1860, the value of sugar imported was $2B-,
931,100 the duty on which (twenty-four per
cent) amounted to $6,043,4 0. Of the total
consumption of sugar iu Litis country, it is es
timated that forty per cent, is the product of
the Louisiana plantations, the value of which
we uced not say, depends largely upon, if not
altogether, on the protection uow enjoyed
The capital invested iu the sugar culture is
stated by a New York cotemporary at about
$30,000,000, but we should think this sum
considerably below the mark. During the
last quarter of a century, the sugar product
of Louisiana must have reached the sum of
iictos from all Rations.
—The Government is now paying for post
al service in seceding States about $3OOO per week.
—The Legislature has agreed on the sov
ereign flag of South CkrolAm. A is to be of a blue
ground, white oval centre piece, and a goldeu palmetto
—A dispatch from Atchison, Kansas, brings
news of the fearful destitution of tlie people in the.*
State. It is 'eported that 50,000 people arc face to face
with actual want.
—Letters from John Minor Bott3 express
the utmost confidence in the triumph of Union sentiment
before the people of Virginia. He also scouts tlw idea
of any assault on the Capitol froul that .State.
—Mr. Maliory, of Florida, in withdrawing
from the Senate, was kind enough to say : "We do not
seek to conquer you."' Let the Northern States he com
forted. We are not to be invaded by Florida.
The chronological order of the secession
movements may lie thus ranked ; December 20 South
Carolina; January 9, Mississippi ; January 11, Florida
and Alabama ; January It), Georgia, and January 29,
Louisiana. Texas may he expected speedily to follow.
—An Armstrong gun of large calibre ar
rived at Charleston a lew days ago from Europe via Sa
vannah. Its destination is Georgeton, and it comes to
the order of .Mr. Weston, a wealthy planter, who resides
in that locality. He has also imported one hundred aud
fifty muskets, at his own expense.
—The Niagara Falls Gazelle chronicles
sundry mishaps caused by the recent slippery state of
the roads. It says: " The other day, two young ladies
were promenading Falls street, when one of them came
down '• like a thousand of brick."' Jumping up she ex
claimed, soito voce, '* Before another winter I'll have a
man to hang on to, see if I don't." It is not always that
people come to such rational conclusions in the moment
—lt is reported that the recent prompt
obeyance of the laws at Cleveland, has caused quite a
scattering among the runaway slaves, both in that and
neighboring cities, A colored hack driver in Toledo
showed great presence of mind the other day. Coming
up from the depot with his hack one evening, he jumped
fiom his box as soon as he reached the Collins House,
where he was employed, not stopping to let out his pas
sengers. He called the proprietor of the house aside, and
requested payment of his wages, giving therefor tho
following reasons : " I guess its time for dis iudiwidual
to be leaving de.se parts ; 'cause I'se got my ole massa in
—The semi-annual interest on the State
Debt, amounting Jo $*73,000, was paid off in Philadel
phia, on the Ist instant, in specie or its equivalent.
—Lieut. Slenimer, in command at Fort
Pickens, and his lady are natives of Norristown, this
State. A salute of thirty-four guns were fired in their
honor at that place on Thursday last.
—lt is reported at Washington that Jef
ferson Davis, of Mississippi, is to be the President of the
new Southern Confederacy, and John Slidell.of Louisia
na, Vice-President. The Secessionists induced Hunter,
of Virginia, to expect that he was to be the President,
but they decline now to give it to him because Virginia
is slow in seceding.
—The Statue of Gen. JacksoD, before the
President's house, was most curiously ornamented on
Sunday morning. The old anti-section&list held in his
hand the stars and stripes, while the blue cockade was
tied under the tail of the horse. Great indignation is
felt by the seceders, and it is rumored that they will re
quest the Commissioners to ask for an explanation.
—A correspondent of the Chicago Tribune,
writes from Camanclie, lowa, that Mr. Gilbert, of Alba
ny, 111., who started down the Mississippi with his flat
boat some days ago, was stopped a short distance lielow
Memphis, by an armed force which compelled him to
" tie up " there. A man from Albany, who was in his
company, has returned, and reports this fact. He says
that there are several flat boats at the same point in a
—The dykes iu Holland were broken in va
rious places January Bth and 9th, sweeping away the
houses of thousands of unfortunate creatures, who are
wandering cold, hungry, and homeless upon the dykes
At night the rush of the torrent is distinctly heard at a
—The Marines at Fort Washington, on the
Potomac, below Washington, and nearly opposite Monnt
Vernon, have been relieved by companies of heavy artil
lery from Fort Monroe. The movement was effected so
quietly and skilfully that even the persons who reside in
the immediate vicinity were not aware of it.
—The prudent poor of Charleston arc just
now in a bad plight. The Savings Bank of that city has
over two millions of their money, and they can't get a
cent of it 1 The Directors say it is invested in mortgages
on city property and in city State Stocks—which can
only be turned into cash at ruinous sacrifices 1 Thus
these chivalric rebels start out by plundering the rich
and robbing the poor 1
—Quite an exciting scene occurred in the
theater on Monday night as " Onr American Cousin at
Home " was beiug played. While the panorama of the
Hudson was passing before the audience, a view of West
Point was presented. Lord Dnndreary (Mr. Sothern)
asked what place it WAS ; Miss Shaw answered, that
it was the place where American officers were made,
where our Major Andersons came from. At this answer
a few hisses were heard, but in an instant the cheers of
the audience drowned them; the gentlemen cheered, and
the ladies, who are ever true to their couniry, showed
their patriotism by waving their handkerchiefs. In the
meantime the orchestra struck up that patriotic tune
" The Bed, White and Blue," which added to the already
—A first-rate horse was sold at auction in
Hartford on Saturday, for two dollars and fifty cents.—
There's more of the bitter fruits, says The Courant—
Thirty years ago that same horse was sold for nine dol
lars, and was considered cheap at that.
—Since the commencement of the secession
movement, the carrying of cotton over the Pennsylvania
Railroad has very much increased. It is brought by
river from Memphis to Pittsburg, and sent thence to
Philadelphia. Within a few weeks past over eighteen
thousand hales of cotton have gone by this point.
—The snow lies from four to six feet in
depth in many parts of New England, with huge drifis at
short intervals. Wheu two teams meet on the public
roads, the drivers of the sleds have to compromise
about passing each other, as it is difficult to "keep to
the right, as the law directs. - '
—Ex-Gov. Pollock is warmly urged, by
his numerous friends, for Collector of the Pott of Phila"
delphia, An old personal friend of the President, his
chance is good.
—The total number of hands employed in
the English cotton factories iu 1*56 was 379,190; the esti
mated number of persons indirectly dependent on cotton
manufactures is 1,000,000. England obtained from other
sources than the United .States 860,000 bales of cotton.
—The rooms of several of the Members of
the Legislature, at Harrisburg were entered, one night
last week, and the pockets of the sleeping gentlemen re
lieved of considerable money.
—The proposition to erect the large north
eastern arm of Luzerne into a new county, or a half
shire town at Scranton, is urged, and must ere loug pre-,
—Last week, Abraham Lincoln was on a
visit of love and respect to his aged step-mother,in Coles
county, Illinois, and also to his father's grave. (Douglas
says Lincolu could not safely visit his own mother's tomb
in Kentucky. Hail Columbia) He intends to start for
Washington city about the middle of this mouth, via
Indianopoiis, Columbus, Albany, Trenton and Harrisbuig
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Thursday Morning, February 14, 1851.
NEW YORK U. S. SENATOR. —Judge Harris
was nominated at Albany on Saturday last by
the Legislature, for United States Senator, to
Gil the place soou to be vacated by lion. Win,
11. Seward. Horace Greely was a warm com
petitor of Mr. Harris and it was thought at
frequeDt points in the contest that he would
be successful. He was supported with re
markable unanimity, not one of his friends
deserting him. At several ballots he had a
plurality—4!) being the number he received on
the tenth ballot, when Judge Harris had GO
votes, which gave him a majority.
THE CRITTENDEN CONCESSION.
On the Fourth of March the Republican
party assumes, for the first time, thecoutrol of
the Geueral Government. It assumes a task
of fearful magnitude. The ship of state no
longer sails upon a smooth sea, with favoring
gales ; but boisterous waves and breakers be
set her on every side. To pilot her safely
through the dangers which surround, requires
wisdom, discretion, aud more than all, confi
dence and courage. We are among those who
believe that the man honored by the people
with an election as President, is just the man
for the emergency, and we await his inaugura
tion with every confidence that whatever pru
dence, foresight, sound judgment, and unfalter
ing devotion to principle can accomplish, will
be done by Abraham Lincoln.
The Republican party which has just elected
a President has been, aud is, the result of cer
tain opinions or principles entertained (as has
been proven by the result) by the great body
of the people of the Northern and non slave
holding States, with such manifestations in
several of the Slave State, as show that there
is there a large amount of sympathy with its
objects and principles. This great party which
has grown in strength and consistency, and
achieved results, without parallel iu political
history, has gained its great success by the
enunciation of principles which recommend it
to the consciences and support of the upright
and the patriotic, everywhere. It is not the
accidental uprising of a day. It is not ephem
eral—because founded upon the immutable
principles of Truth, Justice and Religiou. It
may meet disaster and overthrow for a time—
indeed it may deserve both, temporarily—but
its objects are Dually to be attained, its triumph
During its administration of the Govern
ment, the Republican Administration must
expect to meet opposition and misrepresenta
tion at every 6tep. The Rattlesnake Democ
racy will seek to embarrass it, and make it
odious with the people. Our opponents are
skilled in this kind of warfare, and they are
now already engaged in their endeavors to
undermine, divide and overthrow the llepub
lican party. Our National difficulties present
a fine field tor their operations. They endea
vor to fix upon the Republicans the burden of
our National troubles, and call for the adop
tion by us of measures to restore harmony.
The cry just now, is Conciliate ! Concede !
Compromise ! Our Democratic friends, par
ticularly, are astonished that the Republicans
will not disavow all their proclaimed princi
ples, and submit to the exactions of the rebels
who are in open treason to the country ! Does
any one believe for a moment that the Rattle
snakes would become more reconciled to Mr.
LINCOLN'S Administration if he should adopt
all or any of the measures which they recom
mend to save the country ? Woald they relax
a single endeavor to make his administration
Amongst the measures which they advise
the Itepublicau party to adopt, to save the
country, is the CSITTEXPEN COMPROMISE, so
called, which may be considered as a fair sam
ple of the principles just now recommended
for Republicans. The Douglas Democracy,
last fall, gained some strength, and much cred
it, at the North, by refusing at the Charleston
Convention to recognize the doctrine that
Congress should protect Slavery in the Territo
ries. They suffered the Fite-eaters aud Dis
uniouists to break up the Democratic party,
rather than suffer such an interpolation iu the
It will be seen by referring to the Breckin
ridge Platform and the Crittenden Compro
mise, which we append for the purpose of com
parison that if there is any difference in point
of moderation, it is in favor of the former.—
The platform simply declares that "it is the
duty of the federal governmeut, in all its de
partments, to protect when necessary, the
rights of persons and property iu the Territo
ries." The Crittenden proposition is more
specific aud therefore more offeusive to the
2s'orth. In that portion of the public domain
south of 36 deg. 80 min., it stipulates " sla
very" shall be recognized as existing, and
shall not be interfered tcilh by Congress, but
shall U protected as property by all departments
of the territorial government lt argues very
little in favor of the boasted devotion to prin
ciple of the advocates of " popular sovereign
ty" that they should abandon all their positions
at the first word of menace that the organiz
ed rebels of the Gulf States have seen proper to
utter. The alacrity with which they have done
this may be received as an additional evidence
of the insincerity of the professions which they
paraded so industriously before the people of
the North and Northwest during the late po
litical campaigu. To designate this self
abasement by the name of patriotism is a vile
abuse of terms, aud to recognize the right of
a minority to arrogantly dictate terms to the
majority, is a virtual abandonment of the
leading principle of our government. Here
is the Platform and the Compromise, side by
BKBCKINRinOK TLATKROM. CRITTEVDEN's COMPROMISE.
1. That tfte Government Resolved, That by the
of a Territory organized by Senate and Ilonse of Kepre
an act of Congress, is provi-lsentaUves, the following ar
sional and temporary ; and tides be proposed and sub
during its existence, all citi- initled as an amendment to
zens of the United Statesjthe Constitution, when rati
have an equal right to settle tied by the Conventions of
with their property in thejthree-fourths of the people
Territory, without thei rof the States :
rights, either of person or First—ln all the Territo
property, being destroyed ries now or hereafter acquir
or impaired by Congression- ed north of latitude 3(l° 30
al or Territorial legislation, minutes Slavery or involun
2. That it ia the dutyof|tary servitude, except for
the Federal Government, injtlie punishment of crime, is
al! its departments, to pro jprohibited, while in all the
tec, when necessary, the'territory South of that lati
rights of persons and" prop tude Slavery is hereby rer
erty in the Territories, aud ognieed us existing, and
wherever else its constitu shall not be interfered with
tional authority extends. by Congress, but shall be
3. That when the settlers \protected as property by all
in a Territory having an j departments of the ferrito
adequate population, form a j rial Government during its
State Constitution,in pursu-lcontinuance. All the terri
ance of law, the right ot tory nortli or south of said
sovereignty commences, and line, within such boundaries
being consummated by ad- as Congress may prescribe,
mission into the Union, they when it contains a popula
stand on an euual footing tion necessary for a member
with the people of other of Congress, with a republi-
States ; and the States thus can form of government,
organized ought to be admit- shall be admitted into the
ted into the Federal Union. Union on an equality with
whether its Constitution pro- the originol States, with or
hiblts or recognizes the in- without Slavery, as the Con
stitution of slavery. stitution of the State shall
This is a sample of the propositions proffer
ed to the Republieau party, for the purpose
of saving the Uuion. We caunot say we ad
mire the consistency of those who suffered the
Democratic party to be disrupted, rather than
accede to such exactions, and who yet advise
their adoption by the Republican party.
Republicans ! we have no need of Compro
mises or Concessions ! The Chicago platform
is broad enough and generous enough to save
the Union ! If we desire to commit political
suicide we have only to listen to our Demo
cratic friends and follow their disinterested
advice. If they are so anxious for the wel
fare and preservation of the Union, let them
rally for the Constitution, the Union aud the
Laws, and all will be well.
THE GREAT "UNION MEETING."
We have been preseuted with u copy of
what purports to be the proceedings of the
"Cniou Meeting" held in pursuance of a call
of "Many Citizens," on Monday evening last,
which is so manifestly uujust and partial that
we think ourselves justified in' excluding it
from our columns. We have in our posses
sion a copy of the Secretary's minutes, which
on comparing with the copy furnished us, we
find to be so much at variance with the re
port that has been spread broadcast through
the country that we consider it our duty to
publish the facts as they were.
The main features of the meeting as report
ed by one of the Secretaries who lost his
notes in the general row that was occasioned
by the attempts to choke off the debate upon
the Resolutions by the combined efforts of the
entire Democratic convention (which held its
meeting iu the afternoon, and attended in a
body iu order to control the action of this Con
vention) were as follows :
1. AI.I.EN MCKKAX appointed Chairman.
2. Vice I'residentA appointed.
3. Secretaries appointed.
4. A committee of five on resolutions appointed.
5. Hail Columbia, by the Ulster Band.
0. Meeting addressed by Col. ELUANAS SMITH.
7. Committee return and present a majority report
through J. C. ADAMS Esq., and a minority report by G.
11. WATKINS Esq.
[Tlie following are the Resolutions reported by the ma
jority of the said Committee :]
It'lurea*. In the judgment of those who have the best
opportunities of knowing and who deservedly enjoy the
confidence of the American people as well as in the
judgment of the most intelligent of the people them
selves. crisis has arrived which threatens to terminate
in the dismemberment of this confederacy of States—the
overthrow of the Constitution, and the utter subversion
of all our Federal laws and relations. And, whereas,
such a consummation, receive it as we may now. judging
from the experience of other nations in past ages and In
our own, must sooner or later lead to a civil war more
bloody and relentless than any recorded upon the pages
of history, to be followed by a state of anarchy and con
fusion like that of Mexico, and to end at last in a military
Resolved. That in this crisis it is the solemn duty of
the people themselves.with whom alone resides the power
to will and to do, to awake to a realizing sense of the
perils that threaten them, arid to boldly demand of their
servants entrusted for the time being with the manage
ment of public affairs, to endeavor by every means in
their power to effect a peaceable solution of the difficul
ties at present existing btweeeu the North and the
Resolved , That we cordially approve and endorse the
action of the Governor and Legislature in sending Peace
Commissioners to Washington, as well as that of the
Commissioners themselves in accepting their appoint
ment and entering upon the duties assigned them, and
without in the present juncture of affairs assuming to
dictate, we indulge the hope that the Commissioners as
sembled at Washington, may in their wisdom be able to
adopt some measures that may restore peace and harmony
to the country.
Resolved. That we appreciate the conciliatory and
Union spirit manifested by such men as Wm. H. Seward
Charles Francis Adams, Simon Cameron, Wm. Bigler,
Hicks, Douglas, Johnson, Clemens, Botts,Crittenden,and
others, and regard it as furnishing almost the only hope
of saving our Government from speedy and final dissolu
Resolved, That we will do what we can to uphold the
Constitution and preserve it inviolate—that we desire a
rinig enforcement of the laws—that we recognize the
validity and binding force of the decisions of the Supreme
Conrt upon constitutional and all other questions over
which it has jurisdiction.
Resolved, That the thanks of this meeting be and are
hereby tendered to the Ulster Brass Band for the sonl
stirring music with with they have favored the audience.
8. Meeting addressed by M. F. KINNEY.
9. Meeting addressed by J. C. ADAMS Esq., in support
of the majority report.
10. G. H. W ATKINS addressed the meeting in support
of the minority report.
11. Meeting addressed by C. L. WARD.
12. G. W. INGHAM called for and addressed the meeting.
At this point the minutes abruptly close.—
From the report given us we are asked to believe
that a vote was takeu upon the Resolutions,
and that the majority report was carried with
great enthusiasm. The fact is that at the point
the minutes close the meeting was totally disor
ganized. The combined howls of the Demo
cratic convention united to choke down the
discussion of the resolutions while the last
named gentleman was on the floor, and in the
midst of the tumult the main question, upon the
majority report, was put in violation of all par
liamentary rules—haviDg been amended—and
in face of the thundering negative that was re
turned, it,was declared carried ; and regardless
of calls for a division, the Chairman declared
the meeting adjourned.
As soon as order was restored the meeting
was re-organized. Col. MASO.V was called to
tbe Cbair, and the proceedings bud which are
For tbe conduct of the professed Republi
cans who took an active part in the first meet
ing we can offer no excuse. Their motives we
do not profess to understand. As ardently as
we love the union and the manifold blessings
of peace we admire the spirit that will not
stoop to treat with traitors who are destroying
both. We cannot at this hour consent to turu
upon the principles thut have carried us to vic
tory, nr.d give our sanctidTi to the expressions
of a Bigler and a Douglas, and to all the de
cisions of the Supreme Court. All honor to
the men who are found ready when the times
demand the vindication of the principles for
which they have fought ; and shame to the
summer soldiers who shrink when the hour of
trial cornea !
THE PEOPLE IN COUNCIL!
No Compromise with Traitors!
Pursuant to public notice a "meeting of ci
tizens without distinction of party," met at the
Court House in Towanda on Monday evening,
the 11th inst., for a mutual interchange of sen
timent and the adoption of such resolutions as
might have a tendency to extricate the govern
ment from the perils that surround it.
A meeting was organized, aud resolutions de
claring the compromises offered hy Crittenden,
Bigler, Douglas k Co., as a proper basis for
settleiueut of the existing difficulties, and coun
ter resolutions as found below were offered as
amendments. On the motion being taken it
is believed that a large majority of the citizens
present were in favor of the amendment, but
the presiding officer decided otherwise. Under
the same circumstances it is is believed tbe
majority report in favor of compromise, was
adopted. The meeting then adjourned in great
A majority of the citizens having remained,
another meeting was organized by the selec
tion of Col. G. F. MASON of Towanda Boro',
as Chairman, aud GEO. P. CASH and E. P.
SHAW as Secretaries.
<)u motion of G. If. W ATKINS Esq., it was
resolved that the proceedings of the meeting
just adjonrued iu adopting Vesolutions recom
mending compromises for the settlement of ex
isting difficulties, was unparliamentary, irregu
lar and unjust, inasmuch as said resolutions did
uot express the sentiments ot the meeting.
On motion of M. F. KINNEY Esq , the fol
lowing Resolutions were then adopted :
Resolved. That the Constitution of the L'nited States
having proved itseiy sufficient in past difficulties, is suf
licent tor present and future emergencies.
Resolved. —That as the seceding States of the Union
propose to adopt the present Constitution of the United
Stales for their separate government it proves Conclu
sively. that the constitution requires no alteration in or
der tit protect their rights while in the Union.
Resolved.— That the principles enunciated in the
Chicago platform contain nothing subversive of the Con
stitution of the United States and that the complete
establishment of such principles would not only restore
the government to the basis upon which it was founded
but would secure tbe most speedy aud certain adjustment
of National difficulties.
Resolved. —That it is nnbeeoming the dignity of a
great people to treat with traitors with arms in their
Resolved. —That Gen. Scott and Major Anderson, in
their recent art* of fidelity to the Constitutional lAIWS
deserve the hearty and unqualified approval of every true
lover of his couutry.
Resolved That the thanks of this meeting be tendered
to the Baud and that they be requested to conclude the
ceremonies of the evening by playing •• Hail Columbia "
" The Star Spangled Banuer " aud " Yankee Doodle."
Resolved.- That the foregoing resolutions be published
in the county papers.
Tbe meeting then adjourned.
G. F. MASON, Chairman.
G. P. CASH, ) C ,
E. P. SHAW, \ S^'s '
COL. lIAYNE, the Special Envoy of South
Carolina, aud Lieut. Hall, tbe messengers of
Major. ANDERSON, left Washington on Friday,
bearing dispatches upon which depend possibly
tbe question of peace or war—the former
with the refusal of the Governmeut to surreu
der Fort Sumter, in accordance with the de
sire of South Carolina, and the latter with the
final instructions of the Government to the
faithful officer to whom has been intrusted
the command aud defense of that fort. The
impression seems to prevail iu Washington
however, that an acttack upon it will not
take place immediately, notwithstanding the
bravado of South Carolinians, aud their pro
fessed anxiety to pull down that "hated llag."
THF. RAILROAD BILL. —The Committee of
Ways and Means of the Assembly of this
State have unanimously decided in favor of re
porting favorably the bills for the relief of the
Suubury and Erie,and Pennsylvania Railroads
which have been preseuted on behalf of these
companies. It seems highly probable that
they will be adopted at the present session of
the Legislature without material alteration or
amendment, although they will encouuter
THE STRENGTH OF THF. FREE STATES. —Some
cf our cotemporaries, who use figures rather
loosely, speak of the free States as having 18,-
000,000 of people, and the slave States as
haviug 13,0 00,000. The latter have only
12,323,508, while the former, exclusive ot
Kansas and all the territories, have 18,802,-
623. Hut Kansas is now a State, and the
census gives her 144,645 inhabitants, in which
are included the people of Colorado, sure to
be a free State. Nebraska, Dacotah, and
\\ ashing ton also belong to us, and these bring
the total up to 18,881,124. Utah, with 50,-
000 people, is all north of the Missouri com
promise line, and half of its total is due to
Nevada, a free colony. This latter item makes
our aggregate over nineteen millions. Ac
cording to our usual ratio of growth, the ag
gregate must now be nearly if not quite twen
ty millions. There is no exaggeration about
these calculations. We have not included a
single foot of territorial area which is not
either now in a free State or sure to be so.
It is, therefore, underrating us to speak of the
free States as having eighteen. If Jto the ag
gregate of the latter we add New Mexico,
which is not and will not be a slave State ex
cept in name, they have but 12,526,532.
The course, of events for the last six months
has by no means tended to attract emigration
to the south, and in the last ten years its
whole iucrease was ouly 2,820,530.
COTTON RAISINQ IN lOWA.— The Einocoum#
(Iowa ) Register says that Mr. Krarn,. r Ji
Monroe township, iu that county, has | e f t ,
that office a sample of superior cotton rau'l
by him the past season. Mr. Holme* tl
editor of tbe Jiegi<ler, who, though a * ()Ui 'A
Republican, is a southerner by birth, has |
I for many years engaged in commercial
and is unquestionably competent to gpeak '
deratandiiigly of the quality of lowa cuttuu *
In Northumberland Feb. 9th by Rev. R. Xelsnn
G HOUGH HAN DON of Derrick Bradford ' ,I*'
to Miss CATH A 111 NH SMITH, daughter of SAM,„!?
Smith Esq., of the former place. *.
At the residence of tbe bride's fitlier. in Macedoni. I
Ist. 1861, by the Itev. Mr. Clark. Mr. ROBERTV I'UIM
of Kidgbery, to Miss MARTHA A. M'CRACKFvd
the loruier place. '*•
AT Athens. Dec. 29,1860, JACOB, SON of Ira AND -
Corbiu.of Warren, in his 21st year.
N. V. 4K E. RAIL ROAR
CIHANGE of hours, commencing MONDAY \' N * <,
/ ISTLO. Trains will leave Waverlyataboatthefr.il 1
ing hours, viz : ' U UOE,
GOING WEST. GOING A S T .
Dunkirk Express. .5.40 P. M.IJT. Y. Express 11 15 A V
Night Expre55.... 3.55 A. M.l Night Express. 1 JI . J
Mail 8.05 P. M. Mail X'FI 7'J'
WAY 8.42 A. M.I Way JC T?
Express Freight... 6.o6 P. M.i Fast Freight... sir 1 I
Fast Freight 11.32 A. M.JWay Freight... p'J
Way Freight ... 8.15 A.M.I
Night Express (both ways) Exprees Freight and YU
Freight going west, and Fast Freight going EAST E!
every day. Night Express of Sundays, runs onlv toft
mira. The 8.05 P. M. Mail runs only to Hlmira TS.
8.42 A. M. Mail runs through to Dunkirk. The 4.2A P U
Mail runs only to Bin gharotoii. ' "*■
CH ARI.HSMINOT, General S, P ,
The Towanda G-as and Water Company
"VTOTICE is hereby given to the subscriber!
il to the Capital stock of said Company now MIUV
t ed agreeably to the charter, to meet at the Ward BOOM
In Towanda on the 28th day of February but.. AT WTM,
o'clock p. RA. for the purpose of organizing said C'ompa
and cli'Kisiug aboard of Managers thereof Feb. 9. '
C. 11. WARD, G. F.MASON, J. D. MONTAWBJ. F.MSAST
U. MEUCCK. JAMKS MACPABLANK. M. (. Mxacttt. AM,
MCKKAN, J. A. CODUINO, E. U. MVKU, WZ. MH J
POWKI.L. — Corporate) 1.
P.EY, S. F. BROWN, PRINCIPAL.
TIIE Sjiring Term of this Institution will
commence March 4, 1861, and continue 10 W<SA
TERMS : Common English Branches tl ;,)
Higher Branches J
Board convenient at reasonable prices.
Feb. 7, 1861.— 3t.
A MUSICAL COSJVEZtfTIOK
TO KB MKI.D AT
ORWELL, HII.L, BRADFORD COUNTY, PENT,
/COMMENCING TUESDAY, March 5.1
V>' 1.961. to continue fonr days, and close with a ('!•
cert on Friday evening, March Bth. under the dirccl.jaifi
PBOP. T. E. PERKINS,
of the Normal Academy of Music, Geneseo, JF. Y. T> !
announcement of Prof, PKBKINS, AS director, is a
cient guarantee T> the musical public, that none WLING
tend the convention will go away dissatisfied. Pre
PERKINS is pronounced by ail who know him to BE,®
of the most efficient, systematic aud popular TEA' iirs:
I'HK OLIVE BRANCH, by Prof. COOK and Pritrivt.v*
BE used. It is a new work of Sacred Music, Secua-
Music and tllees. just published, and will Is.- fnrnisliMa
singers during the convention free of charge, howere
those having the Olive Bianch are requested to brig
Prof. J. VICKKRY and daughters of Owego, N. Y. 1
attend the convention and concert and perform aomewH
hue Pianoforte and Violin music, also the Beltane,!
brass band are expected to play at the concert.
Ample arrangements will be made to e ntcrtaio all I
may come. A cordial invitation is extended to al! LORM I
of music. I
Admission to tbe whole course, including conee-s. <;•
tlemen 11,00 ; Ladies 50 cents Concert 25 cents
By order Com. of Arrangements.
J. H. COWLEB,MC J.
\ QUANTITY of CLOVER SEEDja
-S-A. received by
Jan. 28. 1861. H. G. MERC 11 5$
I EXECUTOR'S NOTlCE.—Notice is herr 1
A by given that all persons indebted to the ertan 1
CHRISTIAN BEVERLY, late of OMTOI
are hereby requested to make payment without oelr
and all persons having claims against said estate.*
present them duly authenticated for settlement.
SAMUEL AN ABLE .
Jan. 24,1 ML ton*| 1
JANUARY 8, 186 ii
To the People of Bradford County *
all other Patrons of the
CASH DRUG STOKE::!
[TENDER my sincere thanks, for tfcfry
very liberal patronage bestowed upon AT DNN| I I
tbe last year. in my New Medicine Building apo* THAI I
corner ot Maine and Pine Streets.
Devoting my whole attention to all branrhn *VP*9 I
taining to this business. and strictly adherm? TO !!, L 1
grand aim of giving the best satisfaction. 1 icttni SI |
present opportunities for purchaser* to procure I
according to their quality, at lower rates, than H I'F ]
other store in this vicinity. My usual assortment vii'QLFFL
kept constantly supplied with fresh purchases.
Medical advice gratuitously given at the Office,
ing only for Medicine.
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