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MR. LINCOLN IN WASHINGTONI
Alleged Plot for his Assasination.
The country was startled on Saturday by
the intelligence that the President elect, in
stead of proceeding on his journey to Wash
ngtou from Harrisburg, in accordance with
the published programme, on Saturday morn
ing, had left the latter city secretly, on a spe
cial train, on Friday night, and returning to
Philadelphia, had passed thence, unrecogniz
ed, through Baltimore, and was already in the
Federal Capital. This step, it appears, was
induced by the desire to avoid threatened
trouble in Baltimore, and was taken at the
earnest solicitation of his friends and leading
Republicans in Washington, who had received
authentic information that an organized de
monstration would be mado against him in
Baltimore—if, indeed, he were allowed to
reach there alive ; for it was also feared that
an attempt wonld be made to throw the Presi
dential train from the track on the Northern
Central Railroad. This information, it ap
pears, was imparted to Mr. LINCOI.X on Thurs
day night at Philadelphia, and he consented,
after considerable hesitation, to the private
arrangement which was subsequently carried
into effect. lie reached Washington early on
Saturday morning, and proceeded quietly to
his hotel, his arrival being known to but few.
He soou afterwards, in company with Sena
tor SEWARD, paid a visit to President BUCH
ANAN, and interchanged civilities with him
and other gentlemen o( distinction, nis pres
ence in the city then became generally known,
and he received many callers during the day,
including the President and Cabiuet, the mem
bers of the Peace Conference and others.—
Mrs. LINCOLN and the other members of the
Presidential party left Harrisburg at the ap
pointed time, and reached Washington on Sat
urday evening. The Baltimoreaus, some of
whom professed great indignation at the course
pursued by Mr. LINCOLN, expressed their disap
probation by insulting the party as they pass
THE PEACE CONFERENCE
On Saturday evening, in Committee, suc
ceeded at last in coming to a vote on the pro
position presented by Mr. FRANKLIN, of Penn
sylvania, as a substitute for the Guthrie plan,
and adopted it by a vote of 1" to s—two of
the Slave States, Maryland and Kentucky,
voting with the North. To-day a vote will be
taken on its passage in the Convention, and it
is believed that it can only be defeated by a
proposition to call a National Convention. It
provides that Slavery shall not exist in Terri
tory north of 30 degrees 30 ; but that in Terri
tory South of that line "at present, " owned
by the L T nited States, Slavery shall not be
prohibited by territorial or other laws, that
the status of persons held to service shall be
cognizable in the Federal Courts under the
rules of the commou law. This substitute, it
will be seen, dilTers in several essential particu
lars from the plan submitted by Mr. GTTHUIE.
It is considered probable, that it will be adopt
ed by the Convention almost unanimously, es
pecially as the course of Mr. LINCOLN since
his arrival in Washington has been calculated
to encourage the Southern members in the be
lief that he will do everything in his power to
bring the present troubles to a peaceful ter
JEFFERSON DAVIS AND FORT SUMTER.
A telegram, received to day, announcing the
Arrival of JEFFERSON DAVIS at Charleston
startled the old public functionary. He im
mediately called on Ex President TYLER to in
quire what it meant. Mr. TYI.ER was happily
enabled to assure Mr. BUCHANAN that the mis
sion ot Mr. DAVIS to Charleston was one of
peace. It was to guard against the possiblity
of an attack on Fort Sumter, at leartuutil the
character of Mr. LINCOLN'S inaugural shall be
known. If its tone be pacific there will be no
attack on Fort Sumter. If otherwise, they
say an attack will be immediately made. This
I know to be true.
PROBABLE PASSAGE OF THE TARIFF BILL.
The House meets at 10 o'clock to-morrow.
The tariff bill is the special order. Mr. SHER
MAN will press a vote at one o'clock, when the
debate closes. The bill will probably be amend
ed, the House requiring a Committee of Con
ference, but the Chairman of the Committee of
Ways and Means entertains no doubt that the
bill will pass harmoniously through both
Houses, avoiding the necessity for an extra
MR. VAN WVCK ASSAILED.
Mr. Van Wyck of New-York went to visit
Preston King, on Capitol Hill, last night, and
ou returning home, at 10 1-2, was assailed by
three ruffians. One of them stabbed at b.m on
the right side, but he was saved by the blade of
the kuife striking against a memorandum book
in his breast-pocket. Almost simultaneously
be was struck at on the other side, and theu
drew his pistol ahd shot down the second as
sailant. The third then knocked him down
with a bludgeon or other weapon, and the
party escaped. Mr. Van Wyck was stuuncd
witn the blow, but contrived to get to the
National Hotel. His hand i 3 badly cut, and
he has been ill all day, at times quite wander
ing in his mind.
The opposition to Mr. CAMERON'S occupying
a place in the Cabinet was formally withdrawn
at Philadelphia while Mr. LINCOLN was there.
He will go into the Treasury or War Depart
ment if he chooses—probably the latter. This
is generally understood now. The charges
against him have all been retracted. Two Ohio
members inform uie that Senator CHASE will
probably accept the position of Secretary of the
Treasury. It is rumored that fourteen Repub
lican Senators signed to Mr. LINCOLN a pro
test against Seuator SEWARD'S appointment to
the Cabinet, which Mr. LINCOLN coolly con
signed to the flames.
THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. —Some of the
Charleston paper are already proposing new
names for the yet unformed cotton republic.
They suggest Allegania,Columbia,Chicora.'Ap
alacbia, Fredouia.Washingtonia,Carolina, Vin
laud, Apalachia League, Washington States,
etc. Some of these names seem to be based
on the rule of contraries. Thus they exclude
all having the Alleganies or Apa
lachian chain of mountains, and yet propose
to take the name of these heights ; they leave
Washington's home and grave north of their
bouudary, and yet want his name ; they sug
gest Viniand, in memory of the Northmen,
while tbev hate aud despise the North, they
propose Fredonia, while they iguore freedom
as a false theory
from all ifcatlons.
—A steamer, for the conveyance of troops
in inland wafer, was lately tried on the Thames. It Is
about four hundred feet long, accommodates over eight
hundred troops, and draws only two feet of water.
—The London merchants ore complaining
of the exposure they are subjected to in their meetings in
the Exchange, from the want of sufficient protection from
the weather, and a glass roof of the rotunda is talked of.
—Alexander Hamilton Stephens was born
on the 11th or February, 1812, and was consequently 49
years of age on the day he took the oath as first Vice-Pre- j
sident of the Confederate States of America.
—On Monday night an Abolitionist was
arrested in Marion, Smythe county Va. He was tarred,
feathered and ridden on a rail, and copimitted to jail.
—The President elect was born on the 12th
of February, 1809, and is therefore fifty-two years of age,
aud in the vigorous maturity of life.
—The Governor has issued his writ for the
execution of Cathcart, convicted of mnrder in Clearfield
county. The condemned will snffer the penalty on Fri
day the 12th day of April next.
—The I body of the Irishman who feel
through the railroad bridge at Northumberland and
drowned, last October, was found near iselinsgrove a few
—A man named Wm. Weaver is confined
in the Terry County jail awaiting his trial for poisoning
—The Banks in New York are now nearly
glutted with specie. They now hold 136,000,000 with a
prospect of a future increase.
One hundred and fifty persons, embracing
every shade of criminality, are at present confined in the
jail at Memphis, Teun.
-—England has now, for a wonder, but one
war on her hands, and that is with the New Zealauders
—The Hon. J. Glancey Jones, American
Minister to Austria, is expected to reach home during the
—The Texas rebels have taken to robbing
t he United States mail, and arc also reported to have
seized two more forts.
—Arkansas, as far as heard from, is re
ported to have gone for the Union at her recent election.
If this be so, the back of Secession is effectually broken.
—The important bill authorizing the con
struction of seven war steamers has passed the House just
as it came from the Senate and now awaits the action of
—The story is current about the hotels in
Washington the that model of ehivalrous honort hat noble
exampler of the integrity of the Virgiuia aristocracy the
late Floyd— made two remittances of specie from that
city to his Virginia home, amounting, respectively, to
fifty and seventy thousand dollars each. They were con
veyed by Adams & Co.'s Express, under the .charge of a
special conductor. It must be confessed that $120,000
saved in four years, on a salary of $B,OOO, is a remark
able instance of economy and thrift.
—The Wheeling Union, speaking of the
steel plated war steamers now being constructed in
France and England, recommends their construction
here, for the defence of our coasts, harbors, and rivers,
and says ; " At Wheeling and Pittsburg, vessels of this
kind ought at once to be constructed, for the protection
of the Atlantic coast aud the Ohio river. One such boat.
properly arranged, would be worth more for the protec
tion of the peaceful commerce of that river against all
assailants, than an army of ten thousand men.''
—Notice is given iu Canadian papers that
an application will be made to Parliament for the passage
of a law authorizing the erection of another Suspension
bridge at Niagara Falls.
—The Cincinnati Frets, alluding to the
quiet counting of the Presidential vote at Washington,
intimates that the Secessionists are fonder of stealing than
of cold steel. Very likely—money from the pocket is more
easily taken thar. a bayonet from the bread basket.
—Feqling : A rural youth was iu the city
one day 533-5 the Qleavcland Plaindealer, and dropped
casually in a hardware store. Lounging through the
store, he came to a large buzz-saw suspended against the
wall. Giving it a rap with his knuckles producing a
sharp ring, lie remarked to the " store keeper," who came
np at that moment; " / had an old dad tipped to pieces
with one of them fellers last week " Tetching," wasn't
—The secession fire-eaters are so fall of blaz
ing wrath against Northern people that they will not
even respect the privileges of a newly married couple—
A gentleman from Mississippi married a Miss White, of
Harrisburg, Pa., and took her to his Southern home a
short time ago. But she casuaely expressed sentiments
of freedom, was reported to a vigilance committee, and
ordered to leave the Southern domain before the expira
tion of ten hours. What was doue with the husband,
whose honeymoon was thus disturbed, we do not learn •
—There were 74 accidents on the railways
of the United States last 3'ear, by which .67 persons were
killed and 315 wounded. This does not include accidents
to persons not on the cars. The number killed last year
was less than half that of any since 1852, and the number
wounded were also less. There lias been a gradual de
cline in numbers of killed and wounded for eight years,
indicating more care gained by experience. In the past
eight 3'ears there have been 977 accidents to trains, by
which 1,166 were killed aud 3,926 wounded. So says
-—The Philadelphia Press say 3 that the Gi
rard House, a hotel which has beeu a credit to that city
for several years, will be closed on the first of March—
The lesses frankly confess that the falling off of travel,
during the last year, and other causes, made the concern
cease to be profitable.
—The Thomasville (Ga.) Enterprise of the
11th reports a duel that was a duel : News reached us on
Sunday morning that a duel was fought on the line o'
Georgia and Florida, near Duncanville, on Friday, the
Bth inst., between Mr. Edwin Hart, editor of the Talla
hassee (Fla.) Sentinel, and a gentleman by the name
Coleman, when both parties were killed.
—The Census of Missouri shows that State
to have 1,407,536 whites, 113,188 slaves, and 3,902 free
negroes, or in the aggregate 1,524,626, This is much
larger than Missouri lias yet iieen announced as having,
and it places the State next in rank to Illinois in point
of population, the total being larger than either Indiana
—A Palmetto flag made its appearance at
Glasgow. Ky., the other day, a correspondent says. It
was treated with little respect. A crowd took it in charge
placed it over a barrel of tar, after dipping It in the same
material and burned it.
—The oldest residents in lowa hare no re
collection of such a storm as that last week. The snow
is two feet deep, and drifted into ridges from five to ten
feet. There have been but two trains West for more
than eight days, and it is likely there will be no trade of
consequence for more than a week hence. They have
had no mails from the East for two days. The snow con
—Ninety negroes were sold by auction at
Louisa (Va.) courthouse, Tuesday. The prices realized
were very high. One sold at $1,300. Several went up
ward of $1,200, while many brought from sboo to $l,OOO
—An official statement, laid before the Lou
isiana Convention, shows that Louisiana realized $734,-
330 by her thefts of jniblic property at New Orleans. This
sum includes the value of two revenue cutters, the
McClelland and the Washington, which were surrender
ed by their officer?.
O. GOODRICH. > PNRRAMS
R. IF. STVRROCK,] LI)N ORS
Thursday Morning, February 28, 1861.
SECESSION AND COERCION!
No intelligent man believes that the trea
sonable attitude of the southern states is be
cause they deem the election of LINCOLN will,
in any way, prejudice their constitutional
rights, or that the Republican party intends
in administering the General Government to
infringe or trespass npon any of the institu
tions, interests or prejudices of the Sooth.—
The formation of a Southern Confederation
is the culmination of those treasonable pro
jects and purposes which for thirty years have
been indulged in by Southern men, —the elec
tion of LINCOLN and the success of the Re
publican party is made the pretext, by means
of which to excite and exasperate the South,
and prepare that section for the fearful step
already undertaken, which the cool aud re
flecting amongst them, we have abundant rea
son to believe, are in no wise satisfied with.
If the evils which are predicted in that sec
tion as likely to result from the success of the
Republican party, were not purely imagiuary,
the leaders themselves would not be in such
haste to inaugurate a Southern Confederacy
previous to the Fourth of March. They would
wait in patience for some overt act on the
part of the incoming Administration, well
knowing that such a step would tend to con
solidate the Southern peoi le. But the lead
ers are too wise to postpone action until real
grievances occur, so long as imaginary oues
suffice to accomplish their ambitious ends.—
They have used the election of LINCOLN to
inflame the Southern mind by misrepresenta
tion and falsehoods as to the purpose and in
tentions of the Republican party, until a small
portion of the South seems carried beyond
the confines of reason and reflection.
Iu their speeches, some of the prominent
leaders of the Secession movemeut, acknowl
edge that the election of LINCOLN is not the
cause of their treasonable course—nor are
they apprehensive of aggressive action by his
administration. A great Slavcholding Confed
eracy, controlling the financial and political
action of the world, by means of King Cot
ton, seems to be the gorgeous anticipation of
the leaders. A splendid and powerful aris
tocracy, having for its support and mainte
nance tbo system of servile labor. The South
sees the North advancing in wealth and pros
perity with unexampled rapidity. It beholds
Northern ships carrying their commerce, and
Northern merchants their factors. Each cen
sus devclopes the giaut strides of the Free
North, and discloses the backward movement
of the slave holding South. It is galling to
the pride of the chivalry to be dependent upon
the " greasy mechanics" of the bleak North,
for all they wear and use. Closing their eyes
iu wilful blindness, they imagine that all this
prosperity is at the Constitutional expense of
the South. The fact that the North is pros
perous and wealthy is a fancied aggression
upon some Southern right, which demands the
instant dissolution of the Union. They will
not see that the system of human slavery in
their midst, is gradually sapping the founda
tions of their prosperity, and while it may
serve the aristocratieal purposes of one class,
is degrading others, and clogging the prosper
ity of the States.
It has been a favorite theory of the Cal
houn school of publicists, that all that was
necessary for the emancipation of the South,
I from this galling dependence upon the com
mercial and industrial classes of the North,
was to separate from them, and build up a
great Slave-holding Confederacy, untrammclcd
with restrictions upon the Commerce of the
world. It is to realize this idea, that several
States have seceded, and formed the Southern
Confederacy. It is well enough for our Union
savers to consider this fact before they proffer
us their universal panaceas for Union-saving
The seceding States have not gone out of the
Union because they are apprehensive that
LINCOLN'S administration will commit any out
rage upon Southren rights—they do not pro
' fess to believe that he will evince anything
but a conciliatory and kind disposition—but
the occasion is seized upon for consummating
the treason which has been for thirty years
The question then becomes not whether the
Republican party shall stultify itself by disa
vowing its proclaimed doctrines—not whether
some, Bham shall be fixed up to cover points
of punctilio—but shall the laws be enforced
and the Union maintained as it is ? Shall the
right of secession be admitted, and treason
allowed to rule supreme, or shall the Execu
tive preserve the dignity, the reputatiou, and
the integrity of the Union ? Those quacks
who come with their gentle soporifics and mi'd
remedies have no conception of the magnitude
of the disease they propose to cure.
Those who are for the Union, should stand
up for the Union without reservation. The
times will not admit of crimiuation and halt
ing and half way policy. Those who take oc
casion to season their Union-speech with de
nnnciation of the sectional policy or aggres
sive purposes of the Republicans, are but ad
ding fuel to the flame. They are doubly cen
surable, who indulge in sueh a course, here,
because they know how false is the charge.—
Rut those Union-lovers who proclaim against
" coercion" are no better than the rattlesnake
traitors who arrayed in open hostility to the
Government. If a State has the right to se
cede, to seize upon the National property, at
pleasure, that settles the whole rpiestioß, and
the Booeer we conclude treaties of peace aod
commerce, w?th sneh, the better. If she has
no right to secede, then tire General Govern
ment should enforce its latts and prffteet its
property, at all hazards. In what light shall
we view the conduct of those, who declaring
their desire for the pnrpetnity of the Union,
take pains in advance to exclaim against the
enforcement of the laws?
Many of this latter class have a political
object in view, to accomplish which, they arc
ready to resort to the most desperate expe
dients. To pull down the Republican party,
they would hazard the safety of the National
edifice. To these wise acres, the settlement of
our National troubles is an easy aud simple
task. It is only for the Republican party to
give up all its principles, and submit to all
the demauds and exactions of the slave-hold
ers. To be sure, there is no evidence that
even this would be sufficient to calm the trou
bled waves. And what if the Democracy
refused to be thus humiliated at Charleston
and Baltimore, prefering rather division and
defeat—still it is a matter of wonder to those
who are seeking the overthrow of the Repub
licans, that we are not ready at once to give
up everything and adopt anything demauded
Such a course would unquestionably be
gratifying to our Democratic friends. But
we do not believe the Republican party is
ready to do any such thing. That party will
stand by its integrity aud its principles. It
will endeavor faithfully to maiiitain the laws
and preserve the Union. Our opponents can
aid materially in saving the Union, by
strengthening the hands of the National Exec
utive after the Fourth of March next, or they
can render the task still mere difficult by giv
ing " aid and comfort" to the enemy by tLeir
traitorous opposition to " coercion."
THE RAILROAD BILLS.
We announced last week, that the gigantic
swindles intended to benefit the Sunbury and
Erie and the Pennsylvania Central Railroads
had passed the House of Representatives of
this State by a large majoriry. The bills w ill
now go to the Senate, and we do not know
that there is anything to hope in that body.—
The interests of the State are to be subservient
to the schemes of these corporations.
Strictly, the Republican party should not
be held rosposible for this outrage upon the
rights of the Commonwealth. It was announc
ed in the House, during the discussion, that
they were not party measures, bnt we do not
see how a party which has two thirds of the
Legislature can avoid being held resposible for
its nets. On the bill for the commutation of
the Tonnage Duties, eighteen democrats voted
for the bill, and ten against ; two
Republicans for and licenti/eight against.—
Th c Patriot aud Union, the Democratic organ
at Harriaburg, is a strong advocate of this
legislation. We have no doubt, that if the
members voting for these bills are not repudi
ated by the Republican party in many of the
counties, the people will reject them at the
ballot box. The following is the vote on the
bill for commuting the Tonnage duties on the
Pennsylvania Railroad :
YK AS.— Messrs. A L>h"tt, Acker, Asrliom. Austin. Hull,
Bartholomew, Blair, Brcssler, Brewster, Barns, Butler,
(Carbon.) Butler, (Crawford.) Byrne, Caldwell. Cowan,
Craig, Douglass, Duflield. Duncan, Duul.ip, Kilenlu-rger,
Gasktil, (Sibboney,(ioehring,(lrahain, Harvey, Hillmon,
Hofius, Htihn. Koch, Lawrence, Lcisenring. Lowtln r,
M'Donouph, M'Conigal. Marshall, Moore, Morrison, Jlul
lin, Ober. Osterhout, Tehee, I'reston, 1 uglie. Randall,
Reily, Ridway, Robinson. Roller, Seltzer, Siiafer. Shep
pard, Smith, (Philadelphia.) Taylor, Teller. Thomas,
Walker, White, Wildcy, and Davis, Speaker -lid.
NAYS Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong,
Barnsley, Bisel, Bixler, Blanchard, Bliss, Buyer. Brod
head, Clark. Collins, Cope. Dismant. Donley, Elliott,
Frazier, Happer, Have s . Heck, Hill, Hood, lrvin, Kline,
Lichtenwnllner, Manifold,Myers,Patterson. Reirt'.Rhnads,
Behrock. Smith, (Berks,) Stehman, Stoueback, Strang,
Tracy, Williams, and Wilson— 38.
feg"- We andcrsland that n large number
of handbills have been scattered through the
country, purporting to give the proceedings of
a "Union Meeting," at this place. We shall
not call in question the motives of those en
gaged in this work of misrepresenting the sen
timents of our people. The pretended meet
ing was a row from the outstart. Gotten tip
in conjunction with the Democratic Conven
tion, it was an attempt on the part of the
actors to put through a programme for effect
abroad, without respect to the minds of those
present. To say that any resolutions were
fairly adopted, is erroneous, and the whole
proceedings were disorderly and unfair, as but
one side was allowed to be heard or recog
To say that our people arc ready to endorse
the schemes of DOVOLAS and BIGLEK and CRIT
TENDEN is simply a libel upon their intelligence
aud consistency. The Republicans of this
county arc not ready to make compromises
with traitors, —they do not yet see the neces
sity for surrendering their principles and pro
claiming that in the past fourteen years they
have been deluded, or supporting measures
they did not believe honest and correct.
THE SECESSIONISTS appear to be extending
their field of operation into unexpected and
dangerous localities, judging from a dispatch
which reaches us from Nebraska City. The
inhabitants of that place were, on Tuesday
morning, surprised at the appearance of a Pal.
metto flag, with the motto "Southern Rights,"
waviDg over old Fort Kearney, which had
been raised the night before by a party of Se.
cessionists whe had taken possession. The
greatest excitement immediately ensued, which
Culminated in an attack upon, and the recap
ture of the Fort, when the Palmetto flag was
ignomiDiously torn down, and the stars and
stripes were hoisted in its place. The experi
ment will probably uot be tried again.
The Union Meeting in Towanda.
We have received a llaminsr circular, con
taining the proceeding of a Union Meeting,
recently held in Rradford County, set forth in
large capitals, and with a fjreat floutish of tri
ampb. Men who have claimed tD be Repub
licans, par excellence figure conspicuously, aud,
no doubt, feel proud ol their position, and espe
cially of being instrumental in passing resolu
tions, eulogizing such men as Rigler, Douglas
and Crittenden. If so, we would like to call
their uttention to a lew facts 1 Wm. Differ,
whom they feel proud now to honor, has been
the most ultra and uncompromising pro Slavery
man that the North lias had in Congress for
the last six years. He has been foisted into
prominence by the Administration's making
bim its tool und mouth piece in the Uuited
States Seuate, in its scheme of forcing Slavery
all over the Republic. He has recently dis
tinguished himself by bringing forward a plan
for compromising the present difficulties, aud
it is for that, 110 doubt, that Republicans of
Bradford County feel proud to mention uis
name. What is his plan ?
Ist. That Territory now owned, or hefeafter
to be acquired, be divided by the line 86 de
grees 30 miuutes, extending to the Pacific.
2d. Iu all Territories North of that litre,
Slavery, or involuntary servitude, to be forever
prohibited ; and in all Territory South of it,
such as now exists in the Southern States, to
be recognized, and to be sustained by all de
partments of Territorial Government.
3. Territory North or South of said line to
be admitted when the populatiou may entitle
it to a Congressman, with such boundaries as
Congress may prescribe, but with domestic in
stitutions fixed according to this compromise.
There you have it—the whole of Mr. Big
ler's " conciliatory and Union spirit." He has
proposed this compromise, and stands commit
ted to it. Cau it be possible any Republican
who has fought so long, so arduously, and ap
pareutly, so successfully agaitst all this, can
now vote in an open public meeting for resolu
tions in effect endorsing such abominable dog
mas ? Yet such appears to be the fact. These
meu must know thato// Territorry hereafter to
be acquired will be in Mexico aud Central
America—all lying South of this line. They
ought to know that a part of the present seces
sion scheme is to do out of the Union, what
cannot successfully be done in it, viz : filiibuster
in tiiose weak and distracted countries. Mr.
Bigler would secure the avails of such plunder
to the purposes of Slavery,and fix, beyond the
possibility of change or even reconsideration,
the domestic institutions of the Territories thus
Mr. Crittenden is eulogized, and for what ?
True he talks feelingly and eloquently for the
Union. All Republicans feel as keenly and
patriotically upon the subject as he. But what
does lie propose ? His plan is very much like
Bigler's. The line 36 degrees 30 minutes to be
run to the l'acific. The Territory North to
be free—South, Slavery to be acknowledged
and proected by law while a Territory, which j
recognizes unqualified property 111 slaves, the
new and dangerous proposition,which we have
fought since the Died Scott decision was an
nounced. Slavery being thus established iu
those Territories, beyond the possibility of re
versa!, he then generously proposes to let them
into the Union, with or without Slavery, as
their Constitutions may provide. Every law
yer knows, or ought to know, that if slaves are
property under the Constitution of the United
States, and arc held like other article, of mer
cltandize, it is beyond the power of a State,
or a State Constitution, to confiscate it ; and
hence the proposition to admit them with or
without Slavery is specious, and cannot effect
the question in the least. And for this, pro
fessed Republicans eulogize Mr. Crittenden.
We admire tlie patriotic desire of those
Summer Republicans ; but their self sacrificing
patriotism can nvail no more than the determin
ed and consistent patriotism of those more
radical members of the party, who are striving
to preserve the Constitution aud the Union in
their purity—who believe that those w ho have
lived under them, and prospered under them,
i and eulogized them for the last seventy years,
can do so for the seventy years to come ; that
to compromise them, and strike cut their life
and vitality, would be the death blow of this
Government.— lUanv/y Advocate.
ATTEMPT TO THROW THE PRESIDENTIAL TRAIN
FROM THE TRACK. —We were on Saturday
night placed in possession of the astounding
information that an attempt was made on Mon
day last to wreck the train bearing the Presi
dent elect and suite, about one mile west of
the State lino. The particulars, as given to
us by Mr Rich, of the Toledo ami Western
Railroad, are, that a short time before the
train was due at the State line, an engineer,
who was preparing to take ont a train, found
it necessary so run out to the wood yard for
fuel. Running at a moderate speed, he noticed
an obstruction on the track, and, stopping his
engine, found that a machine for patting cars
on the track had been fastened upon the rails
in such a manner that if a train at full speed
had struck it, engine and cars must have been
thrown off, and many persons killed. It is al
most impossible to think that any one is so
thoroughly depraved as to attempt so damna
ble a deed, but we are assured by our informant
that his information comes from undoubted
authority. The matter would have been made
public before, but it was hoped that the per
petrators of the dastardly outrage could be de
tected and brought to justice. The whole
thing was admirably planned—the obstruc
tion so uear a station and ou a straight track,
where it would not he deemed necessary to
exercise any great degree of caution.—Lafay
ette (Ind.) Journal, Feb. 18.
THE SCRAMBLE For OFFICE. —The new "Con
federacy" is in trouble. Every body wants
office. Georgians are the most clamorous, and
next to them come the patriots of Alabama.
A letter iu the Baltimore American, dated at
Montgomery, tells the story:
"As I have hitherto predicted, it is evident
that Georgia will have the greatest share of
honor and offices in the new nationality—one
of her sons, Howell Cobb, is President of the
Provincial Congress. Georgia 1 begin too
think, is a little too greedy. She aspires to
too much of the plunder. Thus far she has
had more than her share ; but unsatisfied with
the lion's portion, she would with her energy
swamp all slower crafts. Already the Geor
gians are flocking to the Capital with the
smell of fat offices in theie nostrils—and to
make the object even more attainable, like
Vandals, they will try to carry off the Capital
to their own State.
" A'ext foremost in the hunt for office s'ands
Alabama. This, however, is but natural and
to be expected, since the sessions of the Con
gress are held at the Capitol of the iStute.
THE ROTARY FORTRESS.— A French me-h
ic, by the name of Balbi, has lately invent ' a
new kind of fortress, which works upon a • '
that most astonish any hostile partj that
attempt to take it by assault. The new
chine is in the shape of a round tower
rounded by a gallery and regularly piercedT
cannon, the motive power which reg 3. s f
movements being steam. It is to be caseV'"
a cuirass of iron plates, and so managed v !
on the first attempt at escalade on the n )l
of an enemy, the tower begins to revolve * -?
the rapidity which renders it inaccessible,
for the same reason the picking off of any (
its defenders by the truest rifle becomes a
ter of infinite dfficulty. It can be prop.|| e ,i
like any conveyance moved by steam an, Jlr '
atns, from place to plaee, with similar
Its base is thickly set with pikes, which, *>'
once in rotation, would annihilate ail r j
might approach it.
THE SOLTH CAROLINA POSTMASTERS —South
Carolina Postmasters are ordering stamps f,.
their offices. A Postmaster who had l*> e „
called on to say whether he considered him.
self bound to make returns to the Federi;
Government before stamps could be sent hie
replied in violent language, adding that
be ordered an article he expected to pav f,.
it, but didn't care a damn whether stampers
sent or not.
Mo further complaints have come in at th
Post-office Department since orders issued to
cut off all routes in the scceeding States when
the matter is tampered with. The orders &r?
strict aud unequivocal.
ARKANSAS has followed the good cismpij
set her by Tennessee, and not only ret imed
Union delegates to the proposed State Coo
vension, but has voted not to have any GW
vention! Sufficient returns have been received
to render this result certain,and the Secession
ists are forced to admit that their defeats
roost complete. This result is calculated to
strengthen the cause of the Union even mo'
than the recent action of Tennessee, as It
dicatcs a determination to stand by it in j
quarter where it was hardly looked for
A REPORT from Texas indi ates that the sis
cession excitement there is being taken aiM
tage of by desperadoes for purposes of outm;
and plunder, —at least it is to be hoped tb:
this is the truth of the matter. A tel-grv.
from Fort Smith states that the overland ma
had been seized near Fort Uhadbonrne, a:
that all the property of the Company vittr
reach had been taken possession of. A rep
was also current that Fort Chad bourne •:
Belknap had been captured, but 'lris is u •
ft ntdenly, in Dalton, Oa., ou Thoru'lay. Fvb 21.1*
ft!t>-r ;in illnrN* of fivc d iy*. MAKIKIT.t. Wif if L
LAM-)N. 2.1 years.
On tin: 23d int., after a hart illness, Mr*. Manor I>
wi e of e . It. Kweazey, late proprietor of th* Wi
ll ousc, Towanda, l'a.
At Towanda, of Difitheria , Febnurv 21, lsi;i *,,)
HKI.I.K. only child of Stillmin J., and Elizabeth I). I*-;
aged one year and ten month*.
The pet of the household is gone. Oh, how wr
tliat little form and prattling voice. Tiie pride uf *V
ui.'ther, and thy father's idol, ha* le.'T us, never, LIT.
return. Sweet ANNIE BELL, thou h.*t gone,
hearts mourn your loss. But why should we - npL; 1
The same kind Father that gave you ins nkeayuu h ~1
to liiniself, — and while we mourn ttie loss of or.e *•> -m J
we ran but say. that He who toofc little children .s :s|
arm* and bfesaed tlvfin. will protect an J guide tliee 'r.
all harm. "Hi en farewell 1 our darling, thou hut
to join friend* that his gone before you, and in hi* •#.
allotted time we will meet thee, dear one, where pan I
is no more.
ANNIE BELLS, our darling, thou hast gone tort'r
And fis hard to sever tics so strung aud de"|'.
But the cherished blossom by our Father girer.
ts recalled to heaven, and we raav not weep.
ANNIE dear, ANNIE dear, cold thy brow,
But our little darliug ia au angel now.
E STRAY.—CUM to the enclosure •'
subscriber, in Canton, on or about tbe di of S 5 "
veiuber, lsiJO. a Yearling HEIFF.U, small *"-" 11
1 any particular marks. Tin- owner is n > q icuiViyT < > T i
property pav Charges and take her away.
Canton Feb. 27. H6l. _MY RON FKI.I-0^
CloVer and Timothy Seed.
TUST RECEI VKT> at M. K SOI.OVDM
• I 300 bushel* of West Branch • lover Seed.—*'* "
bushels of Western Timothy Seed, of the very
ity. aud at the lowest prices for Cash.
Coal, Iime, Cement, iFire Brick, Era*
THERE is a Lime Kiln at the Pnrrfß
Company's Basin, in Towanda, where is k; ;
stantly for sale, fresh linrnt If tnte l.imr. made fr^ 3 B
tiest quality of New York lime stone at 2"; vrett ■
bushel, or $1 per barrel, headed up in bsrrel*. |
cents per bushel for slacked lime. Lime shipped i-r. - ;
at Towanda without additional charge. Also syrE* :
Water I.'me at f1 15 per barrel, and Fire R'y, * 1
! cents each. Drain Til(* 2, and 4 inch size* at - j
! G cent* per foot, a very Wi< article for I
about dwellings. Merchants supplied with
; by the dozen. Jack fin errs, for m-'Ving bur.op
; to let at 25 rents per day each
Barclay Coal at §2 25 per ton for Lump <'f* t
$2 00 per ton for Smith Coal. Coal delivered in 1° |
da at 25 cent* per toad. .
All the above for sake at the office of the Barclay ' ,
A Coal C'ompanv, Towanda. . ...
Towanda. Feb. 2"2. Iftt. B—. Btnxriz*" •'
To Farmers ami others liileresp
IfRUIT TREES—3O,OOO Choice F'-j
Trees for sale, including all the be*t * r.cty ■
Apple,! the Pear, Peach. Plum. Cherry ; ( H
also a fine collection of the best Evergreen*- j
Norway Spruce. Kir. Arbor Vitae. Austrian 1 ' .. |
Fir and Mack Spruce, including all sizes, r --■' :
feet, suited to ornament lawns and d<"
• Dwarf B<>* for edging. Deciduous omamenui H
I shrubs, European Ash, American do, H
' F.uropeaß I,aich, Fringe or Smoke tree, ,-.o I
j Scabva, African Tatuarix, Wigelia Itosr.v •
l'rimifolio and many oliier* IK>l "O 1 "" ~a / [ i
SMK) of our lcst Native hardv Grope 5 i"*"-*--
the coining spring, such as Delaware. Diana.
Rebecca audi ottage.also Clinton,C;Aawba an- y
20 varieties of the best bearing Strawherrie*. '.y H
Wilson's Albany seedling, Hovey A ".•okcr v- -• ; ;
! at low prices, by the 100 or lOlio ; the Bed 1 '
1 White Crape Currrenla, also lied \ While.|
: English aud Black Naples ; 12 other kind* LC.K'
I here. 1000 Lwwton Blacktierry plast* V" "*.1,, m' *
Rty garden hast summer and peoved ef"' ' • . [ 1
merol. A line collection of Hybrid* Per pet us |L. ' j
| ing Hoses and Dahlias. In addition to m >' - ; -
! cated at this place. I have lately pnrrh*f' =
| Pcitrt Nursery, embracing over 25,000 fruit •* '
! trees with all other things in the line. D"r 1 .
! find if much to their a 1 vantage t ,v buv the B M! J
| home instead of giving orders to traveling - s "
; Rochester and other places at a ]| vRK'P : 1
1 Towanda, Pa., Feb. , I*6l 1
P ft.— A few good ftadesmon wanted to art s j 1
; apHy "V my house.
Bajous Kid Gloves .| j
A UT, sizes, in colors. Hlack "|J
bee ctlebrated gloves will s! 'y