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• - .QIIEITION.
tindinations ou ail bands-show that Mr. Du
liatinot yet determined tobe control
led by the mativei'attributed to him by those
who assume that the Washington Union speaks
Kansis question. The Le-
Compton Constitution is not to be, and cannot
made:lo6st upon Democrats.• The recog
:` maiden: of the 'legality of 'the legislature con
2*resd'by Mr. Secretary SiLuvon, in the asser
- .tion'thatfts sittings must he prOtected—:Which
important'act appears in the letter of .instruc
:'-'_ ilons front General Gass DEttvni; (Who,
it lvouad seem, from late accounts, had not su
,parieded Secretary ,iSrittron) 7 -is a fact
strongly suggestive of the propriety of Sus
itfies course, and the great excitement among
the' Kansas - .people..
~ "- - , i tinfle:iently known to be beyond denial;prove,
"with the silent I : nee - Won of a m,athenuttical de
: „:,:ntionstration, the - usertiott vo have made. Mr.
' BOIIiNAN makes no test - of, the Lecompton
• Oniastitution. Ae pay_ , expect Congress to
vote upon it, if it comes-there with ,a decent
' show of ha but he will notexpect this if
• 1 I, •
Iliad and force are again proved uponits au;
. 130, even in this expectation, Mr. Iltr;._
: ,'prunsteercßegrittion of the Legislature' eon
and ItencO, its' provi
sion for ce fair vide on theltb ofJatmary, upon
ythe whole Lecompton Constitution, is a
strong eVidcnce, of his determination not
-- close - the door upon 'the voice of
the:people, ;against that Instrument. If
;the 'Legislaturei ',which has just provided for
'Miff, vote, is, as there can be no doubt, a
legal body, then the election of the bth of
...January on the Constitution must be a legal
• - eleCtion, and the majority will at last have a
legal expression. So, then, whether the con
teat on the 21st of December has decided to
make a fraudulent Constitution, with or
Out slavery, the action of the bth of January
—for"- or against that whole Constitution—
in which the groat body of the people of Kan
will take part, being legal and right,' and
the most recent and most entire reflex of the
public will—their action will be conclusive.
WHAT THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS DrAIAND
An article in the Pittsbrirgh Union, replying
toTnri Pnriss, closes thus:
- "We only desire "that they shall reason with
themselves upoik the matter, for we feel assured
that it will inevitably satisfy them that the -
sumption, that a wrong to the Kansas people would
be involved in the admission of the State under the
Lecompton Constitution, is utterly unwarranted,"
There is a short, plain_ answer to this. No
body pretends that the people of Kansas favor
the ,Lecompton Constitution. On the con
trary, it is almost universally conceded, by
their foes, that they. are overwhelmingly oppo
6edbo it: This is, after all, the Controlling fad.
If ; the majority of the people of Kansas had,
in any fair way, declared that the Constitution
was agieeable to them, it would then have been
no matter of ours, or of any other citizen, to ob
ject to their action. But when, by public
Meetings, by the action of their own legally
elected Legislature, recognised as such by Mr.
BoutrikstArri they almost unanimously object to
'this Constitution, and call upon our representa
tives and 'theirs in Congress, assembled to reject
it, and fo,give them the fair vote so absolutely
promised last year, we would be less than
men arid unworthy of the name of Americans,
if we did not respond to their, appeal. ,
The West Chester Teffersonian is
one of the few papers in this State which
regale their readers with abuse of the ad
afecatee of the it Ina. OF rae MAJORITY"
in 'Kansas'. The Jeffersoiifan is' hugely in
favorpf Mr. Buotteiwes administration, after
having been for years devoted to personal
assaults upon that gentleman and his friends.
We trust the editor is at least as sincere in
his friendship, as he was in his persevering
opposition to Mr. B.; and if ho is so enam
orpd, of making
,a test against all who do not
endorse the Lecompton fraud, why not resign
his seat as a member of the Legislature, and
let-tho Democrats of Chester try him upon
his own opinions 1 He would find the rule of
the:minorify as hard to - bear in Chester as the
sturdy Democrats of Kansas say It is there.
Or, If he will nail his Lecompton flag to his
mast, and keep it flying till next October, be
can probably win a re-election by his courage.
d. LEDOMPTON MEETING AT DETROIT.
The Detroit Free Pre* one of -the sternest
and -most consistent Democratic journals in
the whole North west, gives a most graphic
account of a meeting held in that city, in favor
of the Lecompton frauds : '
Efforts were made to stop, the meeting befoie the
call had been issued, in which, Ivo-understand, all
the other Federal offioa-boldore • participated, who
were isinea by many of our. most influential and
reliable, Democrats `and devoted friends of Mr.
Buchanan's, administration. But all to no pur-
peee-o , Flynn had determined to hold the meet.
log. lie htid determined, of all the Federal
ewe-Addeo and of all other Deteoernee here; to
stand out aathe President's truest and best friend !
e meeting wits held, and suoh another Demo
eratie meeting boa never been held in the city of
Detroit. Mr. Cornelius O'Blyrin had obvioualy anti
eipated that it would be a nice little arrange•
'teentof his own. But in it Mr. Cornelius O'Flynu
was noWheio. He had the power to disturb its re
gular proceeding; and that was alb and this power
bo exerted to the utmost. We have Raid that seven
out of eight, but better judges say nine out of ten,
Of the whole meeting came there, resolved to vote
down his propositions in every shape. And they
did,vote them down. They would not hear them
even: Site own countrymen aurae there by hun
dreds to vote him down, and they did vote him
down With a They had detected his designs
and Were there to frustrate them.
We neyer,witmemed - inch enthUsiasm as that
'which swayed the multitude when the resolutions
submitted by Mr. Lothrop ingainet the fraud 'in
guises) were adopted. gals and umbrollai swung
!•'' in the air, and for, the space of ton min n teseh ering
' —siteh onlY as is heard in Demeeraile, nmss meetings
,prolonged. The'se resolutions were the
• voice of nine-tenths of that. Vast asseasblage. 'ft
was atitesemblage — of popular sovereignty Demo.
otats;e'very one oe•whom was a devoted friend of
the administration of James Buchanan. • .
-.- . , •
NEAR A PRO-S!Aiiinit PAPER
The Boonville (Mo.) -Observer of the 16th
*yaks of Itaptainffatts as follows _
"We were anxious that Kansas should be made
State, by- assisting emigration from the
,slave 'States, in going 'thence' the only legitimate
and piablicable way in which it could be Rogow-
Idialted . .. We 'contributed liberally, ae we eon
celied,,to ensure •onch a result ; , but we always
condemned and lamented the bad management of
the pro-slavery party in the Territory, who wasted
theiireeenrces and injure," their reputation in vio
lent efforts to acumnplist impossibilities, which, in
the sequel,.brenght defeat upon themselves, re.
-joloing- in their enemies, and reproach upon the
canto *doh they had not the discrimination and
patience to successfully Advocate. •
"At this time, when the slave States have aban
adilio all rational efforts to make Kama a slave
State, by Inhabiting it with a pro-slavery . popula
tion, absurd attempts to make it ouch in opposition
to the will of a large majority of yepeople—after
the manner of the Leoemptonconvention,will only
unnecessarily exasperate adverse opinions, making
capital for nor I het n and southern fanaticiams,which
•lieve • a common and desplettble enjoyment in
whatever tendsto distract and divide the country.
If it is still passible to make Kansas a eleire State,
let. no take the right and effectual mode of do.
ing so. But if it is impossible, it is folly end mad.
ness to irritate the public mind and einbarraes the
Government about an impossibility. We have no
- Ohiehtion to the, admiesion,of tames under the
Lecompton Constitution, further than the attempt
of its authors to carry such a purpose in defiance
Of the public. sentiment of the people of the Terri
, tory; is generating aepirit of oivil war among its
and of Mletulltiess, mortification, and errors
!.+3"every orievbe 'Woes - a'-proper estimate upon
the unity and well-heiniof the confederacy."
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in polities,_ and deyeted ,tliiireats of West
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one cent paper, and Ito publication will 'be corn
- moneed on the &et Monday in Janury. We be
lieve, with Air: Gray, that there le room ler Pugh
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PENNSYLVANIA UPON POPPLAR SOVE-
The Continental Onngrestt, on the 16th May,
1776, adopted a reeolution jeconamending to
the respective Assemblies and Conventions of
the United Colonies to adopt such government
as should, inthe opinion. of the representatives
of the people, best conduce to the happiness
and safety of their constituents in particular,
and Arrierica in general. In order to carry
into effect , the resolution of Congress, the Com
mittee of the City and Liberties of Philadol
phla,addressed circular letters, enclosing the
resolve of Congress, to. , the committees of the
severarconnties, requesting them to appoint
deputies to meet in provincial conference.
The county committees complied with the re
quest, and the conference m9,t at Carpenters'
Hall, in Philadelphia, on the 18th Tun o, 1776.
On the nest day it was—
"Reselosii;unaitimoitsty . , That it is necessary
that a -provineitil convention bo called by this
conference, for the express purpose of forming
a new Government in this province, on Ma au
thority of the people only."
And they appointed Monday, the Bth daySif
July next, for electing the members of the
eenvention, and directed the persons so chosen
to 'meet in 'convention at Philadelphia on
Monday, the 16th of July next.
This provincial conference adjourned on
the 24th of Juno, having unanimously declared
their willingness to concur in a vote of the
Congress declaring the United , Colonies free
and independent States.
The convention met on the 16th July and
Dr. BEI,LYARIN FRANKLIN and Colonel GEORGE
Solis, both signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, were unanimously chosen President
and Vice President, and its labors closed on
the 28th September by the unanimous adop
tion of the Constitution framed by it.
This instrument declafed all men to have
been born equally free and independent, that
this people Of this State have the sole,'exclusive
and inherent right of governing and regulating
the internal police of the same, that all power
is originally inherent in, and consequently de
rived from, the people ; that government is, or
ought'to be, instituted for the common benefit,
protection and security of the people, nation
or community, and not for the particular emol
ument or advantage of any single man, family
or set of men, who are a part only of that com.
munity; and that the community bath an in
dubitable, unalienable and indefeasible right to
reform, alter or abolish government in such
manner as shall be by that community judged
most conducive to the public weal—and that
all elections ought to be free.
The last section provided for the election of
a council of censors every seven years, two
thirds of whom had power to call a convention,
but the articles to be amended and the amend
ments proposed, and such articles as were pro
posed to be added or abolished, should be pro
mulgated at least six months before the day
appointed for the election of such convention ;
for the previous consideration of the people, that
they might have an opportunity of instructing
their delegates on the subject.
. The Constitution thus framed, in the midst
of war with the mother country, did not please
all, and the General Assembly, on the 17th
June, 17.77, passed a resolution directing the
freemen .of each township and ward at their
elections for inspectors for the:ensuing election
in October, to choose arespectablo freeholder,
to be called a Commissioner, whose duty it
should be to go the residence of every person
entitled to vote for member of Assembly, or
take some other opportunity of meeting with
them, and ask each and every of the said free
men whether ho desires that a Convention
should be called. The answer was to be given
in writhag, put into a box or bag, which was to
be kept shut, and to be returned to the Sheriff
of the proper county, on or before the 10th
November. The Sheriff and Commissioners
were to cast up the number of votes, an ac
count of which, under their hands, was to be
returned to the next General Assembly, at their
The invasion and occupation of the eastern
portion of the State
. by the British, under
General 'Town, prevented the execution of this
resolve ; and on the 28th November, 1778,
another resolve was einatthrionsiy passed di
recting the people qualified to vote on the 2;ith
March, 1779, We:house judges and inspectors,
who should provide two boxes, and on the
first Tuesday in April the votes of the freemen
should be received, for and against a conven
tion, which should be put in one of the boxes ;
in the other box the votes for members of the
'convention should be placed. If there was a
majority against a convention, no further pro
ceedings were to he had; but, if there was a
majority for a convention, then the delegates
elected were to meet at Lancaster on the Ist
Juno next. The subjects to be considered
were, amongst others, the cardinal defects of
a single legislative body and a many.headcd
and powerless executive.
Upon the petitions of upwards of 13,000 in
habitants of the State, the resolve of 28th No
vember; 1778, was rescinded by the Assembly
on the 27th February, 1770, by a vote of 47
The council of censors said these resolves
were violations of the Constitution, and yet,
say they, tc we have no difficulty in declaring
that, according to the fifth section of the bill of
rights, the community have an indubitable,
unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform,
alter, or abolish Government in such manner
as shall be by the community judged most
conducive to the public weal."
A majority of the council of censors at their
first session, in 1783, but not two-thirds, were
in favor of a Convention ; but at their second
session, in 1784, the majority was against it.
On the 24th March, 1789, resolutions were
offered In the Assembly by Mr. Lewis, an
eminent member of the bar, and seconded by
GEORGE CLYMER, a signer of the Declaration
of Independence, and a framer of the Consti
tution of the United States. The first was
"That in the opinion of this House, altera
tions and amendments of the Constitution of
this State are immediately necessary."
The second resolution was preceded by a
preamble, reciting those parts of the Declara
tion of Independence relating to the rights of
Juan and the rights of the people to alter or
abolish forms of government, and to insti
tute a neMgovernment, laying its foundation
on such principles, and organizing its powers in
such form as to them shall seem most likely to
effect their safety and happiness," and also re
citing the fifth section of the Bill of Rights of
Pennsylvania on the same subject, from which,
as well as from the nature of society and the
principles of government, "it manifestly ap
pears that the people have, at all times an in
herent right to alter and amend the form, of
government in such manner as they shall think
"It in therefore further Resolved, That it be,
and it is hereby, proposed and earnestly recom
mended by this florae, In execution of their trust
as faithful, honest representatives, and guardians
or the 'people; to the (thinned this Commonwealth,
that they take this important subject into their
serious consideration. And should they concur
with this louse (it being the right of the PEOPLE
ALONE -to determine on this interesting. ques
tion) that a convention for the purposes of revi
sing, altering, and amending the Constitution of
the State, is necessary, it is hereby submitted to
their decision, whether it will not be most mitre.
fleet and proper for them to elect members of con
vention, of the same numbers and in the like pro
portions, for the city of Philadelphia and the cove.
rat counties, with 'those of their representatives in
Assembly, on the day of the next general election,
at the places and in the manner prescribed in cases
of elections of members of 'Assembly by the laws
or this State."
"That this House, an the fiensureol:the people
in the premises being signified at thiqr next sit
ting, will provide by law for the expenses which
wilt necessarily he incurred by the proposed Con
vention, and will, it' requested, appoint the time
and place for the meeting thereof; and that the
Supreme Executive Council be, end they are here
by; requested to pioninlgate this ieeo Min endation
to the. good people of ail ,Starr in such way and
manner as to them 141101 seem most expedient for
the purposes herein intended."
These resolutions were adopted by a vote of
more than two-thirds, and on the 16th of Sep
tember, 1789, at the next sitting of the Gene
ral Assembly, the committee of the whole
made a report, which, after stating that it was
the ascertained wish of a large majority of the
people that a convention should be called,
said (4 The committee therefore, in obedi
ence to the wishes of the people, submit to the
House the following resolutions, viz :
"Resolved, That in the opinion of this Mouse,
it is expedient and proper for the good people of
this Commonwealth, to cheese a convention for the
purpose of reviewing, and if they see occasion,
altering and• amending the Constitution of this
state; that in the op i nion of this Assembly,
the said convention should consist of the like num
ber of members from the city of Philadelphia, and
the several countleS in this Commonwealth, as
compose this Mouse, and be chosen on the same day
and in tho same manner by the same persons, ut
the same places, and under the same regulations, tie
are direined and Appointed by the election laws of
this State, save that the returns should be made
to the convention so chosen, and that the said Con
vention should meet at Philadelphia, °tithe fourth
Tuesday in November next."
The resolution was carried by a vote of 89
"Essayed, That, m the °pinta of chic Rem, a
Convention being oleisen and met'jt - would be es
pedient, just .and. reasonable, that, the Convention
should publish theiramendmeitts andAlte:ation ,.
for the consideration of the peppN, a oil adjourn
at least four months previous irall.fit matron."
This resolution was adopted with but ono
dissenting voice ; another resolution provided
for the expenses of the election and Conven
tion, and it was it Ordered, That 7,000 copies
in English, and 8,000 copies in the German
language, of the foregoing resolutions, be
printed, and distributed for the information of
the citizens of the State." „
The people elected thb delegates to the con.
volition at the October election, and they met
on the 24th November, 1789, and continued in
session until the 26th February, 1790, when,
having agreed upon a form of constitution,
motion was made by Mr. WitSox, seconded by
Mr. FtNl:try, that the following question be
taken, viz : "Shall the constitution as agreed
to in convention be published for the consid
eration of the good people of Pennsylvania:"
The names of the members being called
over, it appeared that the question was unani
mously determined in the affirmative.
The convention having provided for the pub
lication of the constitution and their minutes,
then adjourned to Monday, August 0, 1790.
Having interchanged views with their con
stituents, several amendments were made to
the draft at their second session, and when
completed, on the 26 of September, 1790, tt on
the question, Will the convention ratify the
same as the Constitution of the Common
wealth of Pennsylvania?" there was but one
This, fellow- elfin ns, is the plain unvarnished
history of the two first Constitutions of Penn
sylvania, showing the entire control exercised
,the people over their form of Govern
ment, and the absolute submission by their
representatives to the will of the pobple,
whenever and however expressed; and their
recognition of the groat fact that the act of
forming a Constitution must emanate from
the people, and be carried out by the people.
If any Democrat can find in this simple
narrative of facts, a warrant for the Lecomp
ton fraud, we shall turn him to the history of
the present century, when every proposition
for a convention was first submitted to the
people, and the Constitution framed by their
public servants appointed and employed by
them, was submitted to their masters and con
stituents for ratification or rejection, and with
out any oath to support the instrument upon
which they were voting.
TUE TREASURY NOTE BILL
This bill being under consideration in Con
gress on Tuesday last, and Mr. SEWARD, of
Georgia, having moved an amendment autho.
rizing the issue of Treasury notes of the de
nomination of fifty dollars, lion. HENRY M.
Puimars, of this city, opposed the motion in
the few pertinent remarks, which we extract
from the Globe. The five minute rule neces
sarily limited Mr. PIIILLIP9 in his observations
on the bill, and prevented him from discussing
its general merits. This is one of the subjects
upon which Mr. Pitmlars has bestowed great
attention, and he needs but an opportunity to
fulfil the just expectations formed of his ta
lents and influence.
Mr. PHILLIPS: Mr. Chairman, if I understand
the amendment proposed, it is to insert " fifty"
instead of "one hundred." I am opposed to the
amendment, though I am in favor of the altera
tion of the section. lam in favor of so altering
it that the sums for which these Treasury notes
shall be issued shall be fixed by law, and not left
to the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury ;
not that I doubt that an wise use will be mode
of that discretion, but because I think that such
an alteration will be the means of saving the
Secretary of the Treasury from much annoyance,
and at the same time ranks these. treasury notes
much snore valuable for all the proper purposes for
which they ought to be issued. I propose, sir, to
move, at the proper time, that these notes shall be
issued in sums of $lOO, $5OO, and $l,OOO. The bill
itself provides that they shall not be issued in
sums of less than $lOO ; but it does not prohibit
their issue in fractional sums over $lO5. If they
can have any valuable effect upon the community,
though they may not bo legitimately issued for
that direct purpose, let us put them into a shape
by which that effect may be realized.
I take this occasion to say, Mr. Chairman, be.
cause I think it is germane to the subject, that
these Treasury notes, in my judgment, are the
very things which ought to be issued. The Presi
dent of the United States, in his annual message,
cummends to the attention of Congress the report
of the Secretary of the Treasury which recom
mends them; and my colleague, (Mr. Ritchie,)
in stating that the President did not recommend
them while they were recommended by the &cis,-
tory of the Treasury, has fallen into a mistake ;
not intentionally, of course. Ilis view, as I un
derstand it, is that the President, in the body of
his message, speaks of a loan, and, with respect to
Tummy notes, merely indorses the action of the
Secretary of the Treasury. If my colleague will
look further be will see that the President in his
message speaks of a temporary loan in ease the
exigency of the publio service should require it;
and certainly he will admit that in commending
the recommendation of the &oratory of the Trea
sury to the notice of Congress, the President in
tends to refer to what he had stated previously—
that, whenever the exigency of the public Berme
requires that which he has called a temporary
loon, it shall be realized in this manner.
But why should this loan be made? Why
should those Treasury notes be issued? My col
league from Pennsylvania [Mr. Growl tells this
House that it had better begin to retrench. - Does
he recollect that every dollar now asked for is
asked for to pay the debts of a Congress in which
ho was ono of a majority f Does he not know that
the appropriations to be made by this Congress
will be made at a late period, and foe the fiscal
year to commence in July next? Does the gen
tleman forget that an appropriation bill, demanded
by the real wants of the country, the Army ap
propriation bill, was, during the last Congress,
three times rejected Why is it, Mr. Chairman,
that this ride of the House is reproached with ad
vocating measures of extravagant appropriation,
when we only ask for means to replenish the Trey
sury in order that the debts contracted by the
gentleman and his friends may be paid. We do
not say to the creditor of the Government that he
must uccept these notes; but the bill very wisely
provides that unleas he chooses to accept them lie
need not do so.
I shall take the opportunity again of saying a
few words on this subject, unless by doing so I
shall embarrass the action of the committee on
this bill. I prefer that the amount of these Trea
sury notes shall be fixed, and for that reason I
shall vote against the amendment of the gentle
man from Georgia, IMr. Soward.i
A pantomime called "Harlequin Shoemaker
and the Tailor of Kensington," which %yes first
acted' at! &SWORD'S, on Christmas day, deserves
particular notice, as the best thing of the sort pro
duced in Philadelphia for many years. In addi
tion to Harlequin, Columbine, Pantaloon, and
Clown, (by Master Sanford, Mademoiselle Police,
Mr. Sanford, and Mr. tiardner,) there is an Indian
wizard, personated by a gentleman who rejoices in
the remarkably seasonable name of Cool White.
As the name denotes, this is a local piece. It is
full of fun and frolic, with a great many now and
clever tricks and transformation.. It follows
Sanford's drawing-room concert, which is also ex
The revival of the show-drama founded on &Li
ver s " Last Days of Pompeii, ' (brought out at
ARM-STREET THEATRE on Christmas Day,) is re
markably gorgeous, as respects effects and scenery.
This piece, whirls too often has depended on
mere show, is admirably played here. The east
includes (among other members of " the great star
company,") Mr. Wheatley, Mrs. and Mr. E. L.
Davenport, Mrs. Thayer, and Miss E,ama Taylor.
The house has been orowded since it was played,
and it really is one of the most attractive features
of our holiday amusement. Of course, it will be
repeated every night, as long RS it draws
At the Walnut Street Theatre, (where Mrs. Bowers
also has " a great Star Company,") the new melo
drama, welled "The King of the Mist," has been
unequivocally successful. Miss C. Richings !plays
the leading female character, cleverly, but coldly.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Conway are now attaohod
to the company here, and will be a decided acqui
sition. Mr. Conway is one of the host actors In this
oountry,and his wife (Mrs. Bowers' sister,) is as
promising an actress as we can name. This eve
ning they appear together in the (adapted from
the French) piece of " The Marble Heart," The
leading east will include Raphael Durhalet, Mr.
Conway; Ferdinand Volage, Mrs. Conway; Cho
tanniargeamr,,Mr. Rif:things; Madamoiselir Mar
co, Mrs. Bowers; Clementinr, Miss C Jefferson ;
and Marie (with songs) Mies Richings. A popular
and celebrated spectacle, with now scenery and
dresses, is underlined here.
The Rag-Picker of Paris," and the ballet-pan
tomime of " Santa Claus" are the announced at
tractions at the NATIONAL TIINATRE " The Poor
of New York (another adaptation "from the
French,") is underlined here.
The Romani ballet ['twin., the best ever Import•
ed into this country, concluded their performances
at the Academy of Music, on Saturday evening.
Coroner's inguests.—Coroner Fenner yester
day held an inquest on the body of Peter Burkina,
aged tB, who fell overboard and was drowned at
Mend alloy wharf.
Also, on the body of Richard Connelly, who was
found dead in bed at tho Almshouse, at 9 o'clock
yesterday morning. Cause unknown.
Also, on the body of Mary Levy, who was found
dead in bed in a cellar back of No. 21. Beach
stroat. The deceased was i 9 years of ago. A ver
dict of death from want and exposure was ren
Also, on the body of Sarah Cliokey, colored,
about 50 years of age, who was suffocated to death
by gas from a furnace, at No. 26 Green's court.
There wero ten others ICI the room at the time.
A verdict was rendered in accordance with the
Death of Isaac W. Afoore.—Thia gentleman,
who was well known in the city as a prominent
member of the Democratic party, and a represen-
tative in the Legislature for two successive terms,
died euddenly on Saturday morning iii his office in
Walnut street, near Fifth.
Another Stabbing Can.—Joseph Marley was
admitted to the Pennsylvania Hospital yesterday,
having received a stab in the left aide during an
altercation at a house of 1114 auto la Pine alley, at
a late hour on Saturday night,
THE PRESS.-PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1857.
[Correspondence eine Press.]
WASHINGTON. pee. 25, 1857.
The Union. Is publishing loiters from " distin
guished sources in the West," to show that the
Lecompton swindle has supporters in that region.
It makes but a poor showing oven in this stale
trickery. Theletterspublished are few, and their
commendation of the Calhoun usurpation faint and
feeble. They manifest the presence In that great
and unconquerably Democratic section, of an irri
mistible hostility to the whole scheme, of involving
tho Democratic party and the Democratic Adminis
tration in the shame, disgrace, and ruin which
any connection with this flagrant fraud must
bring upon them. A miserably small squad of
politicians anti office holders—fortunately for this
country, a feeble and weak olique in those groat
Democratic beehives, the bold, free, and untram
molted now States—constitute the whole force of
the Lecomptonites ; on the other side, the array
of Democratic strength and numbers is without
parallel. Never before did the Nerthwest move
with such majesty of power, union, and enthusiasm
as in its opposition to
o thitt groat wrong and trea
son. The petty quibblei, In justification Of the
treason cannot shake the sturdy minds and hearts
of the founders of our Western empire, from their
devotion to the great principle which lies at the
- very foundation of that progress and greatness
that have se astonished the world. Against the few
letters from placemen and political managers pub
lished by the Union, Judge Douglas can array not
less than eight hundred letters per day from the
purest sources of'popular opinion, which are poured
in upon him from every quarter, endorsing
and applauding his course. It will show the
strength and sincerity of the feeling in this behalf
that many of his eorrespendenis bold Federal
offices. Not e few of these letters aro from the
South, a great many from the interior of counties
of Now York and Pennsylvania, but most of them
aro from the groat West.' You are right in saying
that the South is tar from being a unit In favor of
the Leoonapton iniquity. The Southern people are
not always represented by their political agents.
Tho habit in that section is to indulge their repre
sentative in sectional ultraism, on the principle
that it is well to be even overzealous in a good cause.
Hence the strong, defiant language, the menaces of
secession, the violent demonstration:and , great te
nacity: for abstractions, which' constitute the
burden of the speeches of their publie man. But
when it comes to acting and voting, the people set
aside these fiery gentlemen and dealer° for them
selves their conservatism, their devotion to the
Union, to justice, and fair dealing. So they
did: in the compromise agitation of 1850, when
nearly every prominent fire-eater went overboard,
and secession, which bad been so loudly preached
by, their representatives, was so emphatical
ly trepudiated by the people. And yet, after
the struggle had passed and the issue had
boon decided, the very leaders in this movement,
which had been so signally defeated, were again
restored to favor. Their excesses and errors had
leaned to their side, and BO their generous con
stituents determined to continue them as repre
sentatives of the ultraism which is always pro
claimed, but never, when it conflicts 'with the
love of the Union and good faith practised by
the South I think it not improbable that on this
Lecompton issue there is the same contrariety
between the people and the politicians in the
South, as there was in the Compromise struggle
of 1850. With some familiarity with the Southern
people, I think I am safe in asserting, that if
Northern Democrats had not taken :the initiative
in favorer the Lecompton usurpation, it would have
had few real and sincere supporters in the South.
" But," as a Southern Senator said, " when our
Northern friends volunteer this concession, with
what grace can we refuse it, and thereby expose
them undefended to the fury of their own people."
Such n declaration speaks better for the generosity
of the South than for the manhood of the North.
The news from Kansas to very alarming. I
adds greatly to the burden and anxiety which op
press our patriotic President. One of the im
pressions which has exercised the largest control
over his views, is the idea that the opposition
to the Lecompton Convention originated with
and is chiefly kept up by the Topeka insurgents,
under the lend of Lane, Robinson, and others.
Ills love of law and order, his invincible conserva
tism and hate of all violent, disorderly, nod un
constitutional proceedings, have naturally aroused
that old Jackson energy which is a characteristic
of the President, as his friends well know. In oil
him conversations, ho evinces the Influence of this
feeling. Almost every man who bas been to Kan
sas, or who has conversed with reliable parsons re
cently from there, tells a different Flory. I have
just seen and conversed with a Mallow' gentle
man, the very last arrival from the Territory, and
front him I learn that some of the strongest
opponents of the Lecompten Constitution are
Southern gentlemen, the advocates of slavery, who
would vote for the introduction or continuance of
slavery in the Territory, but who abhor and de
nounce the gross swindle and breach of faith
that have linked the name of Leoempton with In
But if the President will not change his course,
ono thing is certain—he utterly condemns and re
pudiates the attempt of certain of Isis so-called
friends to make non-concurrence with his policy
on this one subject a ground of expulsion from
the Democratic ranks, and to brand as deserters and
traitors, those who will not support the abandon
scent of the pledge and principles of the party by
the support of the Calhoun Constitution.
Let the rule bo carried out, and to what
results will it lead? Senators Pugh and Davis
in the Senate, and several mountain of the
Democratic party in the Rouse, opposed the
issue of treasury notes, as virtually initiating a
paper currency and National Dank—but I have
not hoard from Senator Fitch that they wore to be
insulted by having their names associated with
those of Aaron Burr and Martin Van Buren, or
that their defection had created any now gaps in
the Democratic phalanx, as Senator Slidell insists
had been done by the opposition of Douglas, Stu•
art, rte., to the Lecomplon fraud. Again General
Quitman and u majority of the Southern members
will oppose the views of the Proriclont on two sub
jects of great importance which occupy prominent
places in the message, to wit : "The Nellie Rail
road and the Neutrality lowa." Are these gen
tlemen to be expelled But why dwell on these
ebullitions of the hour—when you and I are so well
satisfied to bide the events of the nett eight, or ten
days, with co strong an assurance that oven grave
Senators will soon have an occasion to Lamont their
precipitancy and their lack of charity, and to rea
lize, in a moderato degree at tenet, the painful
reverse, so energolieally described by the Poet—
" The arbiter of others' bite, a suppliant for his own."
feorrespoudenee of The Prou ]
Congress adjourned yesterday for the Christmas
holidays. It was a timely adjournment. (treat
events will occur before their next meeting, whioh
may solve questions as full of embarrassment as
any that have engaged the minds of our represen
tatives for many years past. By the 4th of Janu
ary, the doubters and waiters wilt be deprived of
all further excuse for dodging the groat lame which
has already been made on a queatien, in relation
to which it would have involved a gross reproach
and libel, six months ago, to have fuspeitod any
Democrat to be undecided, And yet, what can
happen, what turn can take place in tlai affairs
of Kansas, that will not justify the course so
manfully pursued by Governor Walker, by
Senators Douglas, Stewart, Broderick ? One of
throe results mutt have happened on the 21st, any
of which would render the position of these gal,
lent Democrats impregnable. Probably no elec
tion was held on account of the violent opposition
of the people in Kansas; this would prove the
wisdom and prudence of Governor, Walker, and
Senator Douglas, in opposing the submission of an
instrument so repugnant to the great mass of the
people. But if by the employment of the United
States troops an elcotion is held against the will of
the people, the returns will be miserably meagre,
and either for or against slavery. If the fernier,
there is no Northern man who has stood by this
Leoompten swindle, as a fair expression of the
will of the people, who will not be covered with
theme and confusion.
In the last alternation, of the adoption of the
Lecompton Constitution without slavery, look
out for breakers from the South. Governor Brown,
of Mississippi, the first Southern Senator who hoe
spoken on this subject, declared yesterday that ho
would vote for the admission of Kansas under the
Lecompton Constitution, without shiver y, provided
the election on the 21st was a fair our. The Gov.
gave great emphasis to his proviso. It is a very
safe one. It gives him a largo margin. As there
never has been An election in Kansal which woe
regarded a furs one, (slneothat of October sth,) it
to not very probable that the Governor will be
without an excuse for voting against the admission
without slavery. The rumors In circulation which
have boon eagerly caught up by the jealous and
far from satisfied Southerners, of Interference by Fe
deral officials, to sugar the bitter Lecompton pill,
with the anti-slavery proviso, the recent cam•
plaints of Georgia and Missisippi of Gdv. Walker's
alleged intervention by (teetering the unsuitable
ness of the country for slavery, will afford South
ern representatives very plausible pretexts—if not
good excuses for rejecting the decision in favor of
the Lecompton instrument, vie/tout slavery.
How, then, will those Democrats who have from
the aotnmencoment, on the very threshold of the
controversy, declared themselves in favor of the
right, of justice, of self-government, and true
popular sovereignty' stand by the Side of the
trimmers and waiters, and the open and declared
(morales of the great principle which' constitutes
the very core, the germ and life oUthe Kansas
bill? Their position is taken; it Is in any event
a secure and safe ono; It Is all plain' soiling for
them in the future ; but for the others there are
awful breakers ahead, and dark tempests gather
ing In the horizon. We aro not surprised, therefore,
at the contented, self-reliant, and assured air
of Senator Douglas, in his last speech, in reply to
Fitch, in which he declared that in sixty days
he should have the warm approval and gratitude
WAF;IIINOTON. D9c. V, 1857
of those who now looked so frowningly and me
nacingly upon him. Instead of being turned out
of the National Democracy, they would be pre
pared to vote him a modal fur his fidelity to its
principles. This idea of ruling or reading the in
trepid Illinoisan out of the party of which ho has
been fur so many years so valiant and faithful a
chief, is exceedingly rich ! Ain army, it was not
a bad thing Senator Wade, of Ohio, said when
congratulated by some flippant Congressman on
the accession of Douglas to the Black Republican
ranks (though tho Senator's assumption was quite
gratuitous and baseless), "No, sir! Douglas
won't come over to us. Ile may, in a stress of
weather, put into our harbor, to refurnish and get
more ammunition, but he will sail out again and
open upon us with renewed violence. He is only
skirmishing with his own party now to keep his
hand in for the more serious combat with us." As
political movements, looking to individual ad
vancement, I regard the course of Douglas, Stew
art, Broderick, and Cox as eminently wise and
sagacious. They have mot promptly au issue
which is unavoidable. They have not chosen to
wait on events when a great principle was assailed.
Great regret is expressed by the friends of the
friends of the gallant young Senator from Ohio,
that he did not place himself at the side of Doe
gins in the beginning of the fight. It is, how
ever, confidently believed that he will at an early
day resume his position in the front ranks of the
Democratic champions of self-government and
popular sovereignty. Senator Stewart, in an able
and statesmanlike speech, has evinced no less sa
gacity than fidelity.
Ono of the allusions in the letter of Gen. Cass
to Gov. Walker may 'provoke further corres
pondence, which will add to the complications of
this affair. It Is the denial that the President
ever instructed Governor Walker to insist upon
the subfulaion of the Constitution to the people.
But a truce to polities. The gay streets remind
me that we aro on the eve of that blessed•holiday,
devoted to domestic and social pleasure, from which
all secular and political cares and thoughts
should be banished. The day is beautiful, the
skies dear and cloudless, the air cool and bracing,
without being raw or boisterous. The sidewalks
are crowded with anxious mamas and papas in
pursuit of kniek-k necks for the dear little ones,
whose gladsome prattle is now the sweetest of all
music. All betokens a gay and happy Christmas.
Most of our Congressmen remain at the Capitol,
1111 since the meeting of the body tboy have bad
little leisure to make and return visits, to write
up their correspondence, and attend to the little
matters outside of legislation entrusted to them
by their constituents. R.
THE LATEST NEWS
From Ti r ashiugton.
PE9PATC/1 FOR TUE PRES 4. I
WeeutNorox, December 27.—The proposals for
furnishing the paper required for the public print
ing for the year ending December 1,1859, was
opened by the Superintendent of Public Printing
on Tuesday last, and the contracts were yesterday
awarded as follows •
Class No. I.—S. J. Magary°, Philadelphia.
Class No. 2.—Curtis t Brother.
Class No. 3.—J. If. Hall, Now York.
Class No. 4--G. IL Levis, Philadelphia.
Class No. 5.-3. 11. Hall New York.
Class No B.—Tiloston b Hollingsworth, Boston.
Class No. 7.—Wm. Fliteraft, Philadelphia,
Claes No. B.—J. T. Crowell, New Jersey.
The President has made the following appoint
John A. Parker, jr of Nehru9lm, Register o
the Land Office at Omaha City, Nebraska Torri
Charles W. Porter, of Missouri, Register of the
Land Wilco at Plattsburg, Missouri.
John S. Houston, of Missouri, Receiver of the
Laud Office at Plattsburg, Missouri.
ARRIVAL OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTI
LATER FROM NICARAGUA.
General Walker a Passenger on Parole
Cleneral Walker and IrM Men Captured by
Commodore Paulding of the Frigate
Toro Xi:llona In Fold from California
Nan' YORK, December 27-10 o'clock P. M.
The Steamship Northern Light has just artivei
with California dates to the sth instant.
The Northern Light twinge two millions in gold
Among the passengers is General Walker, who,
with ono hundred and fifty of his men, were cap
tured by Commodore Paulding, of the United
States frigate Wabash. The General is on parole.
The men were placed on board the United States
aloop•of•war Saratoga, to be conveyed to Norfolk.
The lake and river steamers on the San Juan have
been handed over to Messrs. Janlson St Morgan.
these steamers had been captured. by General
Walker, but were re•takon by an expedition from
Fort Castillo had also been captured by General
Walker, and a party of fifty Americans, under
Col. Anderson. still hold possession of it, as well
as the river Ban Juan. Anderson has a full sup
ply of provisions for three months, with six pieces
of artillery and an abundance of ammunition.
Captain Engle, of the Wabash, is a passenger
on board the Northern Light, and to a bearer of
despatches to Washington.
The river steamer C. Moran, mixed by Commo
dore Paulding, was put in charge of the American
Consul at Ureytown.
The expedition that captured Con. Walker and
his men consisted of 350 men landed from the fri
Heavy . , rains had commenced falling in Califor
nia, reviving trade and imparting now vigor to
Six hundred Chinese have loft San Francisco in
vessels bound to China ports.
The San Francisco markets were quiet. but
money was active and in demand.
Martinet has boon elected President of Nicar
agua, and ho is making active preparations for an
energetic war on Costa Rica. No has sent a force
of four hundred men against Col. Andersen fur the
purpose of reoapturing Fort Castillo.
The revolutionists in Bolivia have been success
The Chinch& Wands are in the power of \
The ship Andalusia, of Baltimore, Is reported
ashore in Callao hey, but will ho got off.
Pucenge of an Act over Gov. Stnaton'■ Veto
Reception 01 the President's 31essage
CINCINNATI, Leo. 26.—The Gazette has adViCO.4
from Kansas to tho 17th. The Legislature hod
passed "An Act repealing att Act, entitled an Act
to provide for taking a census, and election fur
delegates to a Convention," over the vote of tlov.
In the House, the vote stood 29 to 1 ; in the
Senate, the vote for it was unanimous.
A rumor that both Messrs. Walker and Stanton
have been removed by the President, was received
from Lexington on the 17th, and had been gene
rally credited at Lecompton through the day.
It has caused little excitement, inmost every one
saying, " Just as I expected."
The Gazette's correspondent adds:—The Presi
dent's message was not received at Lecompton
until to-night. Governor Stanton immediately
bad that portion of it relating to affairs
printed and einmlatal in the Legislature. During
a remiss of the lions°, a meeting wan organized, and
it was read aloud.
Favorable News from the Utah Expedition.
Wasnixamt, Dec. 2f.—The Secretary of War
this afternoon received a telegraphic despatch
from Lieutenant General Scott, dated at New
York, in which General Scott says he has received
good news from the Utah expedition. Colonels
Johnston and Smith's commands and the trains
wore up with Colonel Alexander, and the whole
body were marching upon Fort Bridges, which was
only sixteen utiles off on November 7. The troops
were in high spirits. There was just snow enough
on the ground to protect the grass from fire.
WASIIINOTON, Doc. 20.—The War Department
this morning received despatches confirmatory of
previous advices, that all the troops of the Utah
expedition were concentrated near Fort Bridges,
iu comparatively comfortable quarters. The re.
ported adversos to the sth Infantry from the Mor
mons is untrue, andd the vacant lands heretofore
withdrawn from sale or entry, lying outside of six
miles on each side of the lands granted to lowa in
1856, for railroad purposes, having been released,
they will be restored to private entry at the
teveral Land Offices in that State, on the 15th of
Wieek ut the Drig (.olden Age.
Bel.vinonE, December 27.—8 y an arrival from
St. Thomas a report has been received that the
schooner Reindeer, arrived there from Baltimore,
fell in with the wreck of the brig Golden Age, of
Halifax, on the 21st of November, in lat. 21.25,
long. 61.23, and took off J. Niokerson,lthe sole sur
vivor who had been on the wreck twelve days.
Fire at Marlon, Alabama.
AuitusrA, Deo 27.—The Selma papers. announce
a destructive tire at Marlon, Alabama. The
White Block, including the Perry House, printing
and law aims, and a drug and book store, with
several mercantile houses, were destroyed. The
loss amounts to 550,000.
The Rhode Island Bonk.;
PEON IDENCN, December undoratood
that the banks or this State will eommenoo re
deeming their bills at the Suffolk Dank, Boston,
about the llth of January.
Sailing or the North Star
NEW 'Vona - , Dee. 20.—The steamer North star
sailed for Southampton at noon today, with nearly
S:i0,000 in specie.
Markets by Telegraph
CINCINNATI, Dee. 20.—Flour is higher and in
good demand. Sales of 17,000 lahls. at W. 3.05
superfine. The receipts are liberal.
Whiskey has declined to 160, and closed dull.
Hop are unchanged and dull. Tho receipts du
ring the lost We days were light. Tho current
rates aro sl.7firtSs.
There Is nothing doing in the provision market.
Groceries are in good demand.
Sugar quotes at 51a6.10 ; molasses, 251a2a0.
PITTNIWItaIf, Dee. S.—Business Is extremely
dull. Flour Is without change, being almost un•
saleable at the previous rates Grain Is unchanged.
Nothing in provisions.
Meaux Deo. 20.—The steamer's news caused a
decline of Id. in cotton; 4,000 bales were sold.
The sales for the week foot up 10,000 bales. The
receipts for the week have been 23,000 balm‘,
against 37,000 for the corresponding week of last
year, The stook in port is 100,000 bales, being a
deorease of 77,000 compared with last your.
SAVANNAH, Dec. 26.—Sales of 550 bales middling
Cotton at 131a100. Prices have declined ic since
the receipt of the Persia's advises.
ALHITIRTA, Dec. 20.—The market today was
quiet, with a deolining tendency in prices.
LATER FROM MEXICO.
ANOTHER REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT.
The New con:Mutton to be Overthrown.
LATLIt IROM YUCATAN
New Ont.ea‘s, Dec. 25.—The steam hip Ten
nessee has arrived here with the semi-monthly
mails from Mexico.
The Tennessee left the city of Mexico on the
The country was again in an agitated condition,
caused by a now revolutionary movement, designed
to dissolve the Congress and to overthrow the re.
cent Constitution made declaring Comonfort Dic
tator of Mexico, and granting him extraordinary
This revolutionary movement was first pronounc
ed by the garrison at Tacuba, situated near the
city of Mexico. Their example was immediately
followed by the garrison at I era Cruz ; and it was
supposed that the rest would take a similar posi
tion on hearing of the outbreak.
Later advices from Yucatan are also furnished.
The country continued distracted by civil war.
Sisal, which at the previous dates, was in the
possession of the Campeaohy troops and in a state
of blockade, bad boon captured by the Reaction
ists ; but it was again retaken by the former, aed a
strong force of good troops were stationed at that
point to defend it from further assaults.
Sailing of the Anglo-Saxon.
PORTLAND, Deo. 26.—The steamer Anglo-Saxon
sailed for Liverpool at quarter past two &dock
THE MONEY MARKET.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 26, 1857.
The unfavorable character of the news by the
Persia, the substance of which was circulates! on
'Change this morning, served to maintain the apa
thy which has so longeharaeterited the stock mar
ket, the whole amount of business transacted being
not more than a fair day's work for a popular bro
ker in speculative times. Prices, however, thaw
no material decline. In the money market, the
supply continues to accumulate ranch more rapidly
than the confidence of Its possessors, who display
the utmost fastidiousness in its employment. Only
the very choicest paper can be readily disposed
of, and the few sales of less-known bills that are
made, quote at extremely high rates.
The foreign news is very discouraging. The
failures in the north of Europe ore reacting heavily
upon England, end increasing the distress there,
six important failures having been announced in
one day. In Franco, it would seem that the worst
was over, and that a steady return to the usual
courses of trade would ensue This result is at
tributable, in great part, to the comparative com
mercial Del Mon of France from the general aye—
tens of international exchanges. Prussia, Germany,
Austria, Denmark, and even Russia and Spain are
still suffering severely under the effects of what it is
becoming fashionable to call the American panic.
It seems impossible, upon a calm review of the
whole chapter of commercial distress and distrust
that have prevailed and still do prevail, to resist
the conclusion that the same causes that have pre
vailed hero obtain equally in other countrres The
difficulty Is no more American than it Is European.
The share which this country has had in it bears
no greater proportion to the whole than the
amount of capital involviid in our trade and oom
meroo boars to the capital of the world. It
is preposterous to suppose that the break
down ;of a few corporations and their con
nections to this country could bring about the
embarrassment of all Europe with its thousands of
millions of capital. It has been the mismanage
ment of this immense capital in Inflating universal
credit, that has produced the mischief The ex
pansions in America have been but a part, and an
imitation of a larger system, which is now seen to
collapse ; and the reason for the commencement of
the distress in America may readily be found in
the limited capital of a young and partially un
settled nation. The disease, however, is universal.
It IS not a contagion, originating here and spread
ing abroad. It existed wherever the extended
commerce of the world reached, and would have
terminated in immense and wide-spread disaster,
oven if America had borne no part whatever in
The Bank Indemnity Bill, passed by Parliament,
provides that the Bank Charter Act shall remain
suspended until the expiration of twenty-eight
days after the meeting of Parliament in 1858—a
procedure which will carry the bank over the Janu
ary dividend period. If, in the meantime, the di
rectors can reduce their minimum below ten per
cent., the act will renew its full force.
The 'Westmoreland Coal Company have declared
a dividend of eight per cent., payable to the stock
holders et the company's office, corner of 'V Mine
alley and Third street, on and after January 4,
The Ilfinerv . Journal of this week says of the
coal trade •
As we put our paper to press a day earlier than
usual on account of Christmas, we cannot furnish
the official quantity of coal sent to market for the
seek, but from what we could learn the trade
would ho small, not exceeding probably 23,000
tons—of which 1,433 10 tons wore sent by canal up
to Wednesday evening.
The business by canal may bo considered as
closed, only two or three boats having boon loaded
for the lot two or three days.
The aggregate trade compared with last year
.will vary but little from the following :
8 o m 1-Anthra
cite and Bit
7,69,048 7,518,046 350,000
Making the decrease in the supply in 1557 350,-
The above embraces all the Antraeite Regions
in the State, and the Semi-Anthracite and Bitumi
nous Regions of Cumberland, Bread Top, Traver
ton, and Lykens Valley, together with the foreign
importations of coal.
PHILADELPHIA STOOK EXCHANGS SALES,
December 20, 1657.
Reported by R. Many, Jr., Stork Broker, No.
801 Walnut street.
3000 R. 11 It Ws 'W.... 05,14' 50 Nor BR ',I
1000 do do '80.....15% 1 I do 54
1000 du do 'SO ... G 5 1 / 2 25 do 51
500 Poona (do 84 3 do 54
2000 do 84 :1 do ',I
3000 do 84 1 do II
1000 : 4 ‘1%.1 Co W. Di :, tip 51
500 N Penton RI4 tVe..sl,i :1 do • 1
2000 do .51% 50 do '1
500 do .51% 7 emu ...c Au, 1110..95%
I Peutot RR 38,V I do ..03%
13 do 384, 15 do ..95%
li do 'l4Ol 3 do ..0:1%
48 do 34% 2 do ..451
5 Nor RR 54 , i 41, Oehoyl IC 11.-32
54% 2 Sch uy 1 Nov 1 , ref. 17
51 2 N Nona II 8.... 7',
54 25 Cotrov'h Bask— .10
2 Miodloll It It
13 do 54
0 entavrieta RR ...
20 do fis
20 N Noon It S
2 EltoirA It It 113.;
0 Roma It It 38 , ,
I 4 do 35',
4 City Book 47,4
50 Dhoti' Bic Tenn 'Oh
1000 Permit 6'14
2000 do 84
000 do 63)i
400 do 83),
273,01 do 2 et. 11.4. 63
2000 Penna 6'B 2,llnott
1000 do do 26)0'
11 R.... 59
a do 59
2 Harrisburg It 11....42%1
8o N 66 .02 prof IT IT,
stock.... I 104
Wmap`t & Elm 1111 12
do let wort 'Pe 68 63
U Otaton 84 'OB 110
Phil& B's tut off 85 4' 951,
New 92 92);
Pecusylv 5'8....83% 91
Reading ft °7'y 273 i
de Bonds '7O 72 74
do 111i - 168'44 11l
do do '86.65 C,iv
Penns RR 383, 38S
Morris Caul Con 40 43
Aahu N 59 60
do 2.1 m 90 43
Gong Nand .... 9
Vicksburg 7 8
Girard Bank FO. 0
Union Canal 2 4
Walvis/la R IL. 5 i 6
DECHVBER, Stith—Evening.—The holiday season
Laving interrupted the usual course of busines,
the produce markets have been very dull to-day,
but without any material change since the receipt
of the late foreign news. There is very little stir
ring in bleadattills, and the sales of Flour were
confined to a few hundred barrels, mostly for home
consumption, at $5 for superfine, and $ 25a55 50
per bbl for extra; fancy hie are bringing $5 75a
K 75, but there is very little, doing Rye Flour
and Corn Meal aro selling slonly at $4 for this
farmer and $3 per bbl for the latter. Wheat is
dull to-day; there is no demand for export, and
the sales were limited at 107a1l0o for fair to ptime
red, and 115a1200 for white. Corn is also dull at
500,550, the latter for prime dry Delaware, with
sales of about 2,000 bus, mostly at 53a55c in the
care and afloat. Oats aro worth 33135 c, the latter
fur Pennsylvania, iu store, at which figures
about 1,000 bushels have been sold. Rye is
selling at 700 to the distillers, who aro the only
buyers. Bark is quiet at $2O for first quality
Quercitron. Cotton—nothing new in the market,
and the sales aro very small Groceries aro firm,
and Sugar is selling in a small way at full prices
Some new•orop New Orleans Molasses hts been
sold from the wharf nt 37.1 c, 4 moo. Provisions
continue dull and neglected, and a small business
only to notice in Pork, Bacon, and Lard. Seeds are
quiet, and thedemend for Cloverseed having fallen
off, prices range at $5a55.12i per bar for the beat
lots. Whiskey is not so firm. Bids are selling at
22a231e. hhils 22u221e, and Diudges at 21a211c pet
CAMBRIDGE CATTLE MARKET, Dec 23
At market, 1,052 Cattle. 000 Beeves, 152 Stores,
consisting of working oxen, cows and calves, year.
liege, two and three years old.
Prices—Market Beef—Extra, (including nothing
but the best, largo fat stall-fod Oxen,) ; first
quality, (including nothing but the best large fat
stall Goen,)sCaft 25 ; second quality, (including
the best grass-fed Oxen, the best stall-fed Cows,
and the best three year old Steers.) $5 50; third
quality, $5 ; ordinary, $l.
Stores—Working Oxen, 575, 100, 150a173.
Cows and Calves, $35, 40, 45,50a80.
Two years old, $20a525. Three years old, $2.4a
Sheep and Lambs-1,420 at market.
Prices—Extra and ,elections $3 to $3.37. By lot,
$1.5 0 ; $1.75, $2 23 to $2.50.
Swine-6 5 0 at market. Prices, live weight, 5a
Co • dressed, Besbs Per lb.
hides-5c per lb. Tallow Co per lb.
Pelts 821a7 - 5c each.
Calf Skins gale° per lb.
Itemarks.—No change in prices for the best
quality of beef, but those of the lower grades sold
with un indication of a decline from last week.
Sheep were of rather poor quality, but owing to
the abort supply they sold at a slight advance
from last quotation.
BY THE PILOT LINE.
LETTER FROM NEW YORK
[Correspondence of The Preu ]
Saturday is generally a dull day, but this was
was peculiarly so, owing to the inclemency of the
weather, and the absence from town of anumber of
bullnesq men, who went away to spend Christmas,
and did not think it worth while to return for Sa
turday's market. There is no change In the lead
ing features of the money market. It would seem
to is the general desire in banking and commer
cial circles to wipe out all old scores before
any new business is undertaken. In a month
from now the usual " spring business " will
commence, and there Is some reason to hope
that between this and then the winding up
and scrutiny process will have ceased, and with it
.stagnation In trade which has weighed so
heavily on all classes of the community. The most
convincing sign of the dullness of trade is the ex
treme scarcity of short prime paper, which the
banks and money lenders are most anxious toget-,
11l order to employ their unproductive capital.
Every one hopes that Oda wilt cease within the
month of January, and when every one hopes
anything It is gradually fulfilled. The news from
Europe is not considered quite good or quite bad.
In England the improvement is wholesome, steady,
and progressive, notwithstanding the tong list of
failures; but in Germany the sky is very bleak,
and the fury of the storm is not yet spent If the
foreign news has produced any influence it is for
the bitter. Our relations with England are so in
timate and so large that hopeful tidings thence
naturally make us feel more comfortable here.
I believe that the worst is past, and that if
we could master enough of confidence in each
other to set the wheels of the business car
in motion, it would roll on by itself, as there is now
no lack of material by which they are greased mos t
effectually. Notwithstanding the heavy export of
specie during the week, I do not think the bank
statement oI Monday will exhibit a decrease of
much more than a million, so rapidly is bullion
flowing is from all directions. The North Star
to-day only took out $302,000. There was very
little business done in foreign exchange for to-day's
steamer. Sterling (60 days) sold at 109a1091,1001
being the average price paid; Paris, 5.27a5.20; Am
steed-am, 41 f all i;lf smburgth 361037; Bremen, 781.
The exohanges at the Clearing House were
$13,253,377.01, and the balances were $789152 09.
The cash transactions at the Sub-Treasury to day
were: Receipts, $112,210 22, payments, $145,77:,
balance, $3,661,662.25. The receipts for cus
toms were $25,000. The export of specie from tkto
port for the week ending to-day was as follows:
32,676.205 92; previously reported, $41,722,000.28.
The Sub-Treasurer, J. Cisco, Esq., gives notice
that he will receive deposits of gold to the amount
of $3,000,000 on account of the treasury notes
which are to bear interest at the rate of three per
cent. per annum, and to be leaned in some of 8100,
$5OO, and $l,OOO, at the option of the depositors.
By this means capitalists can obtain interest im
mediately for their unemployed capital, and the
Government will be supplied with means for cur
rent expenses. If the amount asked were thirty,
instead of three millions, it wodld be eagerly
The stock market was also dull to day. but with
out any material change in prices. The greater
amount of business done to-day was on time,
State and United States stooks were firmly held
Bank stooks were not much in demand, and rail
road bonds were drill at former prices.
The foreign news exercised a favorable influence
at the Corn Exchange. Flour advanced 5c per
bbl, especially for the lower grades of State and
Western Provisions were more active end firmer.
Cotton was depressed; and prices irregular.
NEW YORK STOCK F.XCHANGE—Dzo.N.
6960 Ohio 6'e, opg'B6 101
SO® Tenn B's, '9O 63
6000 Aliasoort 6's 60
0000 do 65 fiu
4500 7'a, '7O 65
3000 Virginia 6s 80
1060 N Carolina 61 90
2000 City 51,'00 94
3000 Brooklyn 6s 90,14
1000 11 R 11R Ist otlg 96
3000 11l Cen RR bds 84
1000 MOB Spclrositcla 84
10 aka Mn Bobk 95
10 Com'wealth IA 60
39 Metropolitan blr 99
35 AldlwAr Aliso RR 25%
136 Del 5: II Can Co 1081,
100 do 060 10dti
20 Peno Coal co 69
10 do 68%
10 Pacific A( elm co 65%
40 do 85
750 N T Ceo R 75
300 do 660 74%
GO do 43 74%
100 do 610 75
103 do r 74%
100 sow k 74X
200 do b6O 74%
10 P.rie RR 1819
356 do a 3 18%
a 5 do e 3 I
A SW:S.—The market is quiet, with small sales
at $0 for both kinds.
COTTON.—The market isduil and nominal at 9t,
for middling uplands. The sales in small lots em
braced about 200a.100 bales middling uplands. in
some cases being quoted as low as 95e, but holders
generally asked prices above this figure.
COFFEE.—The market is dull and prices era
without material change. Sales of 150 bags Rio
at 954101 c
Ft.orn, ite,—The market for common and me
dium grades of flour is a shade better, with a
moderate demand chiefly for home consumption.
The sales are 8,000 hbls at $4.25a54.55 for super
fine State, (the bulk of the sake at $4.25a54 50,)
$1 501194.70 for extra State; $1 25a55.35 for su
perfine Western; and $4.5045.25 for common to
medium extra Michigan, Indiana, Minas, 1V is
cousin, and Ohio, the market closing dull.
In Canadian flour there is a moderate business
doing at a slight improvement in prices. Sales 450
bbls at $4,35 for euperfine ; and $5.150 for comman
to choice extra. For Southern flour the demand is
limited MA prices are without change. Sales of
700 bbls at $1,7545,00 for oommon superfine ; and
$5,1046,70 for fanoyand extra. Rye flour is quiet
Corn Meal rules heavy; sales 100 bbls old Bran
dywine at $350. Jersey is held at ;:3,20a533,20.
GRAIN.—In the Wheat market, there is scarcely
anything doing, and prices generally are without
material change ; sales 5,000 bushels at $l.lO for
common white Canadian; $1.20 for good white
Michigan, and $1.15 for good red Tennessee. Rye
le quiet and hold at 72a73e.
Barley and Barley Malt remain nominally the
dame. Corn has deelined one cent. per bushel, with
rather more doing both for home consnmption and
for export. Sales 45,000 bushels new yellow red
white Jersey and Southern at .56a5Tio for inferior,
Decrea , o
and 53a010 for common toprime. Ohl i 3 quiet and
nominally the same. Oats aro dull and lower—
sales of Southern at 23a36c, Jersey at 33537 c, State
at 41a130 and 44245 e for Western.
Hops aro without change in price, and only in
limited demand. sales 2.5 bales at 5.1,94: per lb.
AV.—Supply fair and the demand pretty
good, with sales 400 bales bhipping at 50a65e per
In DN.—Beyond a few small sales of Scotch Pig
at $2B per ton, 6 months, we can hear of no trans
actions to report. The market generally is quiet.
and prices nominally the same.
Morasses.—A steady market. with a limited
bus nese doing at about former prices.
Pnot is lONS.—The Pork market is steady, with
a moderate demand; sales 500 bbls at $15.50815 75
for Mess_; $13.25a513 50 for Prime; and $l5 for
new Prime ➢less.
Beef is unehonged—sales 200 bbls at $5 75a55.: , 0
for country prime; $942.75 fur ditto mess; sloa
.312. 50 for repacked mesa; and sllasl4 for extra
ditto. Beef beams in fair supply and dull at $l3 50
Primo Mess Beef nominal at $lSa22. Cut Meats
heavy and declining Sales 100 bbds at Saille fur
Shoulders, and S isle for Hauls Sides dull and
lower; a sale of luug•ribbed Middles was made far
February delivery at 7.1 e.
Dressed Hogs in fair demand at 6.laGfo. Lard
rules heavy. Sales 200 bbls at OsUc. In Butter
their is a fair business doing at Italie for Ohio and
14a20c for State. Cheese steady at CaBlo
Rice —Small sales are reported at 3a3lc per lb
Stwalt.—No transactions of magnitude reported,
and pricoa ere nominally the same.
TALLOW —Thomarket remains quiet and steady,
with small sales of prime city at 10c, cash, per lb
IVIIVIKEV.—The market is heavy and - dull, and
nominal at 22c asked. and 21a2lte °Eared.
THE LAST LECIERE.—The Rev. Dr Stevens
will deliver hie tut lecture to-morrow evening 'the
subject of his eti•cuurre will be The Throne and Palace
of the Caturs." He will describe events which have
changed the whole aspect of human affairs.
WlEtt SALE at ENCRIVINGS THIS ISlff
We would again remind our readers of the rare oppor
tunity to prows superior pirture.4. at auction prices.
afforded this morning at the rooms of 31r A. O. gobin
eon. No 010 Chestnut street We have alreadyreferred
to thane nplendol engraving., to general feral., sod
pointed out the peculiar merit armor of the meet tete
Grated imeezi in the collection Very many of our citizens
have a 'thin the poet week availed themselves of the
opportunity of examining them personally, and from
the nnivernal admiration elicited from the best judges
of art, we doubt not the throng of buyers will be great,
and we rood! aga'n say to all who are desirous of ob
taming superior pictures, whether national, hiatorie. or
sentitoeutel. attend the sale this morning, at eleven
o'clock The ale Wilt he continued to-morrow morn
ing H. Thomas it Snag aro the aue_tionears.
CHRISTMAS 18 Rp.a," but L'4riStjatas has been
disrobed of hie royal tixings. and he hue been put to
sleep to slumber for another sear. Talking of royal
robes suggeata the fact that the nobl , st garmentava
wot of are those made and sold at the Brown Stone
Clothing Hall of Itockhill A Wit.., Not GO3 and 605
Chestnut ',treat, above Sloth
A FM: SIMLE.—The Boston Transynyir pap
the following. Ly Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the finest
simile ever written • .• The mind of a bigot is like the
pupil of the eye , the move tight T on throw upon It the
more it contract: " In another column it advises its
readers to 2.11.1 mto Philadelphia and buy the etegent
clothing of Clifton, Albright, , 1 / 4 Co , ‘• Jayne Ball,'
No V 27 Chestnut street.
AIRINti CONlMP9s.—Captain Meig3 says that the
re utllxtiou of Mc new hell of Washingtou will be im•
proel by a •teain fun, which he is now prepanng, aoj
which is capable of throwing ninety thousawl cubic feet
of solhi air into the hag per minute, which will proviJe
a complete renee al of air in the chamber query act,
minutes, 04 the cubic capacity of the room is not over
410 000 feet. A vast quantity of gas will tim be forced
upon the nation, which can be of no poesible utility ex
cept to point the public to the palatial clothing store of
Granville Stokes, No. 607 Chestnut street.
Police Bemt.--George Parks was yesterday
committed by Alderman Eneu to answer the
charge of robbing the boarders of Mr. Kline, Arch
street, of jewelry. and other articles. lie was ar
rested by Officer Young.
Mary Brady was before the same Alderman yes
terday on the charge of rubbing Mrs. E. Carver.
on Ridge Avenue, of a portemonnale, containing
$3B. She was arrested by nigh Constable Black
burn. She was held fora further hearing.
The clothing store of J. .t B. Harvey was en
tered, and robbed at en early hour yesterday
morning by some unknown scoundrels.
../ccidents.—Thomas Moran, aged 55 years,
fell down stairs at Sixteenth and Fitzwater sta.,
yesterday. and injured hizhead. He was taken to
the Pennsylvania Hospital..
Charles Downing, aged 30 years, fell on the ice
at Fifteenth and Callovrhill streets, yesterday, and
injured his knee. lie was taken to the same in
Ntw YORW, Dec. 26, I&'7
1100 Ala Erie RR 510 Is ti
/ 200 do 53 18
/50 do D 3 193:
56 Ilarlena RR prf 15
20 do 117'
::10 Resdiog 1111 544
220 do 43 63 1(
200 do 510 633(
100 do 64X
100 do 1.30 641(
1031X6 Cell RR 63
9 do 62S
6 Mich So&NIaRR 2014
30 do MX,
170 do 20 ti
40 do 19X
6 MbSokhprfstk 93%
10 Panama 94X
6 do trig
100 Clot 24 Tol RR 53 413,
200 do 23 41; 5
200 do blO -414
100 Chid RISIRR 630 74
30 do 530 73
51 do 560 73
50 do 53 73
430 Lseeed3lllßß 53 105
15 051 .9, Cbic RR 731:
50 do 73
100 do DBO 73 4
IGO Iludwn It RR r 9 19
100 do 515 19
[Reported for The Preor]
WILMINGTON. N. C —Sax. P. A. Eaten —lOO
bbls aptrita turpentine, 5,50 do soap resin.l,oo4 do ecus
ns on rosin, 10 do honi torpontfoo,lo do sat turponatlne
to Rowley, .I.llharner .t Go; ILO 111r/s rosin to order
ill nine Intelliscutt.
PORT OF PHILADELPIILt, Dee. 28, 1537
7 25—811 N BETS 4 a 5
Steamship City of Richmond. Mitchell, from Rich
mond, via Norfolk 23 hours, with adze and passengers
to Thomas Webster. Jr. Reports lutriag paused. od
Bombay Hook ' the hoop-of - oar Jamestown, in tow
of steam-tog America. Off New Cattle, weed the
ship John Trucks. for Panama. at anchor. Sassed In
the bay and river about ten ethos, upward bound.
Sehr II A Weeks, Weeks, 3 days from Richmond, with
shorts to captain.
Schr Emily Aim, Hooper, 4 days from Blebstood, with
feed to J B anteater & 800.
Steamship P Fpragnit, Mathews, 00 hours from Bos
ton, with mdse And pauengers to H Winer.
Behr P A flannollars, IreWi , 10 days from Wilmington,
NC, with naval stores to captain. On the 21st Suet, og
Cape Lookout, experienced a gals from the 8 F., which
continued for eight hours. during which lost long boat.
split galls and sustained other trifling damage to Hain,
Solo. James Hendrickson. Wescott, 10 days from Pe
tersburg, Vs, with teed, to W B Potts & Co. •
Schr Henry Wolfe, Carey, 2 days from Lewes, Pvi ,
with corn, to Bewley, Wilson k Co.
lichr Roxanna Burley, Marts, from Norfolk.
Bchr Wissahickon, Leek. from Providence.
Barque Belle, nyder, CLIARE
Swells & Co.
&hr Sorattan Burge., Mute ter York, C Miller &
&he Wiesubickoo, Leek, Pawtucket, N Eturtzvant
Sten Willing. Claypool', Baltimore, A GfOTOB, Jr.
2.5Di--Steacuahip Delaware, Copes, I: York, I /OLIN ,
Sohr Mary Fletcher, Crosby. Eastport, E A Sootier
btaamehip Delaware, Copes. 2.1 hours from New Veit.
with mite and passengers to James Alderdiee.
Sehr Isaac Rich, Smith, 7days from Boston, with fish,
dce, to captain
Behr Surprise, Howes, 6 days from Plymouth, Hiss,
with mdze to Goo A Ward.
(Correspondence of the Philadelphia Zw.ohangs
LEWES. Del.. Deo. ri, l 3
The U. S. steamer Shabriek, for California, and schr
Illckman, taking in grain for New York. with two
schooners unknown. which CUM) in this morning, ars
the only vessel, et the Breakwater A twig and several
schooners are now going out Wind W. Weather cool.
Tours, An, WU. U. UJOKUAN.
(Correspondence of the Philadelphia lEgulmirge
CAPE ISLAND, Dec VS. 0 SO A. M
The schr 11 J Leeson, before reported ashore. is
goiog to pieces Vestel and cargo will prove &boort •
total lose, The brig Ocean Were, (probably Culling
Wave, from Port au PHl:iced went io yesterday. Wlni
NE, lug storming
Yours, 4ke . THOS. B 1111011113
Dec P M —The U. 8. loop-of war Jamesto.n,
Capt Kennedy, for Nlcaragua and barque Gen Warren,
for liavana, went to lea thin &Gartman. The barque
Gem, from Denton, brig Mary E from Carden
as, and a brig, unknown, palmed up this morning. Wind
Kb Weather Cloudy. T 8, II
[DT SOLI:A.IIM TO TIM PIIM3 )
ti Ce! Toac. Dee 27
There hae been no arrieals from foreign pOitl at thr...B
BassCN. De: '27
A rriral-13ng. ktby Thayer, trosa Aux Cayes
John Sarlrs, pilot , repo via the brig Emir. Carl
too. from Cape ilaytien, at Delaware Breakwater nth
tart, A M. •
Steamship Persia, JuAkins. frost Lirsrpoot nth kast
at New York 25th last
Steamship Ariel. Ludlow, at Cowes fah lost. frost
New York, awl sailed for Bremer.
Steamship Empire City, Cimfais, cleared at Sear Or
leans 19th Lost for Nes, York
Steamship North Star, Caseniy, for Bremen, &e. 311
from New York Stith inst.
F , bip Napier, 2tattord, from Bardeani, at Martingue
Ship gamecock, Ohrcad, at Table Bay. C. G. H , Ott
24th, was chartered for by the Briton Govern
meat, to terry troops to India,
Ship Mercury, Hubbard, from Bostdo at Calcutta Oct %th.
Ship Herald. Crxeell, from Cudiff at St. 'Thomas 7th
inst, and remained 10th wtc
Sbip Reporter. Howes, from Chinches for Havre. tint
into Chestiourg Roads 7th gnat waiting rise of tidee
Ship Sparkling Sea, Byder, from Boston for Sao Fran
cisco, was spoken Oct. 3d, lot 22 5, long 38 W.
Ship Plying Dragon, Little, from Catena& at N. York
Ship Hervey Birch, Nelson, 82 dip from Uallao, via
Hampton RAMIS. at New Tort 25th Inst.
Statligbt, from Roston for Sao Francis:a, sae
spokeu NOT. 4, ht 29 13 N, long 40 39
Ship Mareellaa, Ballet, for Calcutta, Balled trout Mel
bourne Get. Bth.
Ship Queen of the SOW Gardner, for Port Phlll4
ntered outward at Laudon 10th inet.
Ship W Stumm Cook, from Chinchaeoras in the
ROl4ll at Deere 9th /nat.
Ship E A Soullard, Fulleraon, from CaUao at Queens
town Dec 9th
Ship Sirocco, Weat, hence 18th ult. at lawerpcoal llth
Ships Wm Penn, Meade, and Wyoming, Brook•. were
loading at Liverpool 12th mat for this port.
Ship Notipariel, Flulte, fur Savannah, waa loading at
Liverpool. 12th i
Ship lonian, Mitchell. from Chinch& lalanda. at Caves
Ship Georgia. Maeloon, for Savannah. vas is the
rirer. Liverpool. 11th lust. outward bound
Ship Tigress, 'Lawrence. from Dunkirk for N °Tirane ;
sailed from Deal Bth tout
Ship Barßoston, Toro, from Quebec. at L01:400 9th
Bark Virginia &on. Wylie. from New Orleans at Ma
;aka 20th ult.
Bark Ceres. Fuller, cleared at New York 97th instant
Bark Dawn, Chase, from &term Area, arrival at
New York alth inst.
Bayne Warren Pulse, Genoa-her. for Eh/dna and
New York. cleared at Lore!on 10th inst.
Bart Tahiti, DSTiI, from Baltimore, at Baotou Tith
Bark Ttios Alllbone, Thompaoo, from :per Orleans
for Barton. was at Itolmes Hole 10 All 25th ir.st.
. . . .
Bark Oak, Ryder, hence for Beaton at Rohm. Role
10 A M. sth intt.
Brigs Birebud h Torrey., Pandala, and Zone, hence
at Boston nth inst
Brig Irene, Wass, hence for Boston, vas at Holmes
Bole 10 21th inst.
Br Brig ter. Ltrt, for Philadel;hig, sailed from Hot
too, N. S.. about 16:21 tort.
Brig 11 J C Gilmore, Eldridge, from Boston at So
Tairoah VA inst.
Brig Chicopee. Hopei, for Metertzta, was 1,...418c; it
Liverpool 12th inst.
Seta. Frank Herbert, Mayo, hence at Boston 24th
Stir alitlar t Filthaort. Tuttle, !thine at New Tardthri
Sara Geo C Scott, Mitchell ; E L B Wales, Williams;
P King. Leeds. and !Juries fr. Sarah, Tice. hence at
Richmond, 24th inst.
Fehr Era, (of Cape May.) Wheaton, while gottius
under weigh at Providence 24th last for this port, got
afoul of brig Harp, of Westerly. calrrying away bar lb
boom, fm.otopgallant mast, some head gear, B.e The
V, bad larboard main shrouds carried away, mainsail
badly torn. main rail started, and received other trlitng
damage She would be detained for repairs
Schr Hamlet. Hall. hence at Providence 24th inst
Sehr Jos P Cake, Endicott, for this port. sailed from
Prot idecce 24th inst.
&bra It Borden, Arnold. hence at Pall 'Mx. and
Jane F Durree, Dacia, on the 11th Dist
Schr F Reed, Match ford. beeee at Bath 22.1 hut
dchre W P PUT" smith, and Evelyn, Sterena, from
Delaware, at liew Tort lath inst.
&lir Maria. Connelly, hen,. for Somerset. with 27,)
tons coal. was the vessel whore on Hog Island, Mount
Mope Bay, and not the Lillie Menders. as wu mapposed
She went on at high rater on Tuesday 'morning, and it
waa expected ehe would be got off srlt.hcwit damage, after
taklag out about 100 tons coal.
Fehr Charles Parker, of and for thia port, with mark
erel, went ashore on Five Pound 'stead, Gloacester
harbor, on Monday, at high water, and has Arm
&bre Snow Flake, Weaver, and Mountain .tverine,
Greenfield. hence at Providence =I inet
Schr John L Shriecr, &shore opposite Southampton.
with 209 tons cowl. has had her decks broken in by Om
eel, and her mutts ere gone She is a total loss
&hr Heroine, Champlin, hence at New Leaden,
kohre 11x7 Delphiae cod /a% honor for &aeon et
lobbed Hole 21th hut i the former remised az4
Atter lulled 25th
Seta C Shur, Shaw, timed. at New York `.lith int%
Schr Mountain Hope, from Bridgeton, N J , ►t Nen
Hoven 24th hut
Sehr L A Disnenhosser. cleared at Boston MU, last for
Sells W O Mershon, Marston. Irons Nov Orleans at
Holmes Rol. Sith lust and aid for }Luton
Rehr Fred Warren, beare for Boston at Wu!met Rol,
Fehr Fannie. Beastort, at Barannals 231 init. from St
Thomas experienced during the passage heavy gales
horn B S toy and heal sailea, and had gammon trcza
San D S Mershon, Sprout. elearrd at Wilmington, N.
C , 2/th lost, for Philadelphia.
Bohr Y...s.sex, Post. from Attakapaa at Mobile Wth last
Behr B N Smith. Goifray. hence arrived at Chulestca
Rehr ftestlegn, Smith, for Philadelphia went to sea
from Charleston 24th inst.
Propeller I roosidea. Vtwierreer t eleared at New 'fork
211411 bast for Philadelphia.
Lis erpool, 9—Arr Awayrds, New Orleans; 10th,
Ida Russell, do s (town Point and Raprese do; Colum
bia and Consignment, Pew York; St John ' Lea General
Par)thill, Charleston . Bhioe, Savassiab ; 11th.W B
rairis, Mal; esto.s. Cld 10th, Western Empire. Naw
Orleans. Old 9th, Empreaa, poptlaml, Apalachicola,
(before reported ill Fith) ; Caravan. New York; Macki•
now. Charleston; 11th. Swan Mae. Charleston
London, Dee 9—Net inwards, rue). Toby. New York;
Victoria, do; Gem, Boston. 10th, Paragon, New York ;
vise, mat, Bradford, and Walter do. CIO 8111. bur
II Boardman, Mobile, 9th. Wild Banger, Port Phillip
(and eW from Ursvasend 10th); 10th, d.a s e r ,t,
Deal, Dec lO—.trr Lorenzo, London fir Canso ,and
anchored); 11th. Pequot, Callao Tor London (and-pro
ceeded ) Old att. Rapid, (from London) Valencia, (Ina
put Into Forbay 9th); Bflrr Ogden, (from Fundarlaci)
NOW York; Wibimo. (tor New York) Iliettardam.Clars,
(from Darien) do; Ettlastopol, (from Newcastle) Der,
os; Tarquin, (from Callao) Dunkirk, and put hack PM.
Fatal, Nor 21—Arr E A Loud, Boston.
Graveseud, Dec 9—Arr Isabella, New York.
GlLegow, Dec B—Are Martinet Vineyard. New York ;
6th, Musa, do.
Greenock, Dee 9—Arr Wm ilichardrop, New York ;
:te,tb, France, do.
Hamburg, Dec 6—Arc Pilgrim, Hobile, 7tki, Rhine.
Leghorn, Dee 4,---nrr Tremont, Boehm
Montevideo. prey to Ocl &I—Arr Dams, —, from
Pensacola, with lumber (probably the Carlotta, Mart::,
which cld July 31st )
Muscat, Oct 13—In port barrios Maryland, Green,
from Zanstbar, via Brava, an Wt. wtß Carp, only A.
St Thomas, Dec 10-IYr 7th, Reship hiultius. Hunter,
from Liverpool, for rerairs; ship Ricibmond. Goo
k-in, from cardiff, dis g; 10th . bark Hobert, taking r
s,rizer4 from Br ship Sultan, to sail con day, Par4ora's
D o r, Waite. for Santa Martha. soon, Theresa, Barry,
Leg; Trovatore. Carver, ldigi for Baltimcre, Halifax.
Kemp, from Cardiff, ]dig for llarana. sot,. Ida •ed Del
Norte, from New York, rep's.. de•tination unknown .
fisitideer. Stephenson, of Baltimore, bound to Wind
NEW YORK. Dec 25—Arr ship Itzstein & Wvicken
Rotterdam; barks John Hermazus, (Hambi Hazobtre ,
Chas Brewer, New Orleans; brigs G T Ward. St 31a11.
14 days. Fld in co with J G Anderson mid Mystic for
New York; Herald, Cedar Keys, (Fla) ; echis A V Be
dell, Norfolk. Mott Bedell, Alexandria.
PORTLAND—Arr 24th, ship Grotto, New York 014
bark Maine, Meteor.; Mgt Harriet, Cienfuegos ;
Greyhound. Matanzas; Harriet II AlcGilvery. Cuba
PROVIDENCE—Arr 2,lth, anti. J M Bayl., lexac •
dela; Corso, Richmond. Vs; Adelaide Townsend, Bal
timore. Brig Harp did not salt 23d. At anchor oil'
Rocky Point, sebr River Queen. from P for Norfolk.
SALEM. Dec in--Cid 334, bark Wm If Shall.. Ward,
Africa. 814 =.l, brigs Timandra, (new. of Salem, lid
tons,) Sparks, do; 11 never!, Williams. Part,
NEW ORLEANS. Dec IS—CI.I !big; &tramper*. Bos
ton; Charlotte A Morrison, Ham; AscAlit, New York,
Sppaaaeiak barque Valparaiso, gamin.. ; barque P R
Ilszletine, Coombe; Bremen barque Atm Delfts, Sta
men; Spanish brig Franeisco, Bari:lama. 19th arr ship
Wilbur Fisk, Boston; 0 alena. New York; barks Tanaro,
Bost on ; Ann, do; brig Tallulah, Havana; Br sehr Mary,
Ballse;Honduras, ache, Louisa A Johnson, Baltimo r e ;
Josephine. Now York. Towed to yea Ile tart ships
He'en MrOaw, R L Gilchrist; brig T W Rowland Be
low, ship James Hovey.
SAVANNAH, Dee ship Lady Etaisell, Sinclai r,
Liverpool; bark Wlllani Mitchell Ari teak kluy
Ann,'Sterene, Alcianta, Spin; tat II Hard9er, Bright.
man ( Notimaf •