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THE WEEKLY PEERS is furnished to subscribers at
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coaled to each subscriber, unless the club price of $1.20
pee itnimni, la paid, and paid in advance. This is in
- aocordante With .01G published rates, and some of our
Mande- Ere overlooked it. Our heavy lista compel ua
adNerei to thief mie. _ .
F/REIT PAGE.-E49BlOCk• and Mulgrave—A
Contrast; France seen through the laid French
joemais ; Letter from a Radical Democrat;
The Indian War in Florida ;•-• City Police;
Catitivissa, Williamsport, and Erie Railroad
Company Oeneral. News; Philadelphia Mar
kets.: Pouters - Nov.—The Death of the Old
Year'; The Tian of thiCastle—coneluded,
...029!" JlOll. - ROBERT. S. WALKER, the lath
-fearless Governor of Sanwa, and champion of
the of the majority," reached tide city
/mat night, and le_ staying at the Girard
We regret to say to numerous calls by every:
_for back numbers of TIIE WEmity
Pesos, that our edition has long since been
exhausted. Ottr new, volume begins with to
dafs great , number, and „we open the new
Year with,glertous auspices.. •
` - "t4TES. NORIO ; leacklw
The telegraphed" ',rice"; vra,Odilltz, by,' tbe
E.,s: steirper .dramis as late AS tbeltith
instant cram England. it is four days later
that - by the Persia; and is 'not important.
Further faibires bad , Java place in England.
Breadstufra had advanced in • price. Cotton
was steady. The Funds hid slightly declined.
Farlienient had adjourned to the 4th of Febru.
'"fn our account of the meeting held in this
city'n Monday night 2 we noticed the centre,
temps thit occurred during its preceedingS,
which carae;welhnigh . dietarbing di the general
_of the whole company." While
chosen declaimers against the right of -the ma
jority to form their domestic institutions in
-their _own way were at the very height of
their — Oratory, a messenger ,frtim
,the tele
graph Wilco appeared. on the stage with
the startling intelligence that; according
to r the one-sided vote polled in Kansas
on 'the 21a( instant, the Constitution WlTsi
!Ilavvar had been Adopted. But this piece
of news was withheld Item the meeting,
for reasons which wore no doubt satisfactory ;
to those who had gotten It up., It would not
be en Unprofitable task; to specirla6 how far
such Intelligence, if 'announced, might have
changed the tone, of the speakers and eroded
the diapoiltion of the audience. It was like
thn appearance of Banque's Ghost at the !ba
ilie board, and more than one was doubtless
ready to exclaim, N , v)ili 1ta001),
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~ "Avant, and quit my sight:
Let the earth bide thee
t.; • Hawse, horrible thadow l"
'We ask, in all seriousness and in good faith,
are these who have heretofore been willing to
endorse the Lecomajg Constitution, now
reidy, to receive it? 1,111 the Democratic re
presentatives from the North say that they are
prepared, to vote for it in Its present shape?
It :was -an easy thing to declare in general
Lerma that the people of Kansas bad delegated
their' authority' to" the - Territorial' Conven
tion; but these fine phrases do not new Suffice
to solve a practical question. Sixty days was
the Dinh of Senator DonaLes4 prophecy, but
thee - runs aPace; and a fortnight has not
passed ere we see how the 'Aspect of things
his changed, and-the responsibilities of men
increased. The election to be held in Kansas
On the lith of iatnlary next, will increase "the
letereat Which now' attaches to this subject,
and will show most clearly, whet the ccwill of
time-majority" reallyls aim this groat• question;
Ne do, not, understand that, Democratic
members in Congress, from - "the•-Nbrth ern
' • States, hare - ever said: that they Were ready
,force the LecoMpton Constitution on the
people • of, Kansas against their fairly-ex,
pressed will. The most .that they have said,
(except, perhaps, the dissent of Senators
Brous and Firm,) is that they, were willing
to let the . vcite betaken as pro , thied for by the
tichedgje: theConitlintitin,: add notantici
iata'the :action of-the people 'by-Congres
siornd legislation. Now, however, other means
have-been proVided -to reach that result,
Since the• meeting of Congress, a new Legia
labire, recognised by the Administration as =a
legal liody, has been convened, and they have
Priivided, by ' law; for a fair election, a on the
whole qbastiop., We • feel well assured what,
the reenciudi and,, when it comes,
what, is ho' atigtimilied. as faction, will as
storto„,a ,very different aspect in ; the eyes of
those who'have been Only too , servile In their
endersument of as , gross a fraud as was ever
perpetrated on theliberties`of n free people.
, - co:11310130/11K s
hq nuniergius friends of this gallant officer,
(and.'Whefiver he la known, he is admired and
loVed); will 'regret that for.kerferiaing an act,.
libtehAelbelfevetl" to; be in aceordanee with
his duty, he hae,transcended the strict letter of
instructions,: seems to, be admitted,
thitelcir,4i taking the redponstbility" ' he will
iapilinanded by; the= E*ceptive ; 'and we
- 1 , 1 0 --..6lne= of I ..,the''mad, red-hot
iffiiiiinOtaarii fee Ms - head, preeisely
ha:„tiad,4 ll 9"rted the fiat he t haa served so
*4;4 aitrinie long.„ Whatever his intuit) may
te,4tore3er, theinottve tbakererepted , him is
in !harmony, with Idr. , Buctid,tnArtli , Otter - of
lesttlitY.'teldr#4, - however called . ; ; and Alo
siiAn o , ii - `!endliatetter:exPlaining hie erisidnet,
iiiiiiniii:6rdrfne ;his Manly bearing and true
' sailor franknois, • TIM CoMmodore is the tick
ier grandson of that P . anrmotoj who, in the Re
vofutionary War, aided by Wattage, and VAN-
Vprc, arrested Major Axpai, and lloonallumble
1M has advanced to the egyithie position:he
now occupies in the Anierleiih",)7avy;;---Ite Is
worthy of his heroic lineage".. :PhosOU Oen
the delicate duty of ehastrstrOlioso :Acandal..
ens expeditions, which shame out good name
to all the nations of the earth, overriding
treaties, laughing laws to scorn, and offering
up human life to gratify a delirious appetite
for - carnage iind pillage, the Administration
iihotred that they knew their Man. They may
reprimand, hins,,for
,too , much, promptitude;
.but, at the same time, they will not Withhold
itom him that weed of praise which belongs
to him, of being , a true. American, a spotless
geatlernart, ant an honest man•
We print the telegraphic despatches from
Kansas, this morning, with ',top regret. But
the dews was not unexpected; This sad result
was predicted by Governor Mai= in his
great letter of resignation of the 15th of be
cenlber, as a certain sequel of any attempt to
force the Locompton fraud upon the people of
Xmas. The following extracts from his let
ter aro propheek indeed:
The 'power and rewitcossittility being devolved
exelesively upon me, by the President of using the
Federal power in Kansas to suppress insurection,
the alternative wee distinctly presented to' me, by
the lineations propounded at Topeka, of arresting
revolution by tho slaughter of the people ) or of
preventing it, together with that *tell war tohieft
masa have extended - ehroughout the Union, by
the solemn- assurance then given, that the right
oehe people la fra*te their own government,eo
ar re my pouter fretUtieti, should be maintained:
ut for dal§ 11381111111013,1 i In a conceded Tact that
the Topeka State Government, then assembled in
legislative aesaion, would have been but into imme
diate actual operation, anti that a sanguinary
evlltsiota wide the I'?etleral army aml civil war
must have ensued, extending it to /Sara through
out ilea Union.
, Indeed; the whole idea of an inauguraLaddress
- originatedln the alarming intelligence 'which had
inmettialcaslington oityof the perilous and in
olidelstaebel lion, its -Kansas.' Thii insurreotion
was reedited:still more formidable en my read
ing the Territory by the near approach or the at
sembling of the refoltitionary State I,egisiatUre,
and the very numerous mass conventions by which
it was sustained. . ./tt truth, I had to choose be
. tureen arresting that insurrection, at whatever
cost of American blond, by the Federal army, or
to prevent the terrible catastrophe, as I did, 'by
my pledges to the people of the exertion of all
my power to obtain a fair election, and the sub
,nttasioa of the Constitution to the vete of the
peoplefor ratification or rejection. •
Myittaugural and other addresses were, there
' fore, really in the nature of proclamations, (so
.often leaned by •Presidents and Governors,) with A
view to prevent, as they did in this ease, civil war
end interruption.
Now, byy my with of DOM, I was sworn to sup
port the Constitution of the 'United States, which
I have shown, in my judgment, required the sub- '
mission of the Constitution to the vote of the
people. I was sworn also to take care" that
the Raises and Nebraska bill "should be faith.
fall.? executed," which bill, In thy judgment, as
'heretofore stated, required that the Constitution I
"should be submitted to the vote of the people,
and I was therefore only perforreinga solemn
duty, when, as governor of the Territory,
to whose people my Arid obligations wore
due, I endeavored to Encino to them these
results. The, idea entertained by sours that I
should see the Federal Constitution and the Kan
sas-Nebraska hill overthrown and disregarded, and
that,ylaying the part of a mute in a pantomime
of ruin, should acquiesce by my silence in snob
a result, especially where such acquiescence in
volved, as an immetgate consequence, a clisa,-
irons and sanguinary civil war, seems to sue to
be, moat preposterous. Not a drop of blood has
been shed by the Federal troops in Kansas during
my adminlatratlon. But insurrection and civil
war, extending, I fear, throughout the country,
were alone prevented by the course pursued by
me on those occasions, and the whole people,
abandoning revolutionary violence, were induced
by me to go, for the first time, Into a general and
peaceful ideation.
These important results eonstitute a sufficient
immolation for all the unjust assaults made upon
me on this subject. I do not understand that
these assaults have ever received the slightest
countenance from the President; on the contrary,
his message clearly indicates an approval of my
course up to the present most unfortunate differ
ence about the so-called Lelsoropton Constitution.
Inasmuch, however, as this difference is upon a
vital question, involving practical results and new
instruction, Wks nettainly randi more respectful
to the President, on my part, to resign th
office of governor, and give hint an Opportunity
of fining it, tee it is his right tinder the Constitu
tion, with one who concurs With him in his
present opinions, rather than go to Kansas and
force him to remove me by disobedience to his
instructions. 'II is lattter course, in my judg-
Mont, would be incompatible with proper respect
for the Chief Magistrate of the Union, loon
&teat with the rules of moral rectitude or pro
priety, and could he adopted with no other view
than to force; die President to remove me from
office. flneh &course, it is alleged, ,could present
use to the public as a political martyr in the de
fence, of the great principle of self-government ;
but to go'to Kansas with any such purpose, or with
a certain knowledge that, ouch a result must fol
low, would be alike unjust and improper. My
only alternative, then, is that of a respectful re
signation, in the hope that Kansas and our be
hoved country may be shielded from that civil war
'with which I, fear both are threatened, dy any
attempt to firee the so-called Leconepton Con
stitutrote upon the people of fratmar.
When Governor RANSOM was nominated for
delegate to Congress last June, by the Demo.
crabs of Kansas in Territorial Convention, a
resolution was offered in favor of referring the
whole Constitution to the people, after it
was framed and adopted, by a vote of forty to
one! The same body of Democrats unani
mously endorsed %Amor Wmaten. By
the following call, it will bp seen that
the Democrits had called a great mass meet
ing to be hold on the 24th instant, which our
advices assure us will be the largest political
assemblage ever held in Kansas. This call is
signed by leading pro-slavery and free-State
Democrats. Judge PLUMMY, ono of the
signers, is a pro-slavery Virginian, elected, on
the sth of October, President Judge of the
Leavenworth Judicial district; Mr. lIALDEIt-
ILkN, a pro-slavery Kentuckian, anothor, was at
the same election, chosen to the Council or
Senate of that Territory; and Dntakit, of
Ohio, another, elected to the Legislature,
DEMOVItniC TiSStRITORIAL Cotorenttost6--.The
general interest of the Democratio party of Kan
sas Territory requiring consultation, and concert
of action, the party in every county is earnestly
requested to appoint delegates to attend a Conven
tion to be held at Leavenworth city, on Thursday,
the 24th of Deeember next, to immorally) Congress
to pass an act enabling us to organise a State Go
H. B. DE:useaf, P. B. POST,
S CEA". NICHOLAS, A. O. Davis,
"DANIEL KILLIA, A. B. Ilezzann,
V. B. Yousa.
•08 'rut MAJORITY.
The subjoined 'article from the New York
Herald, of yesterday, is suggestive. The editor
of the Herald can appreciate the current of
public opinion better than most men ; and he
tries to follow ft. In the following article he
gracefully comes into the support of the sug
gestion of Judge DOIJOLAS for the settlement
of the Kansas question. The Herald la tight
at last:
Unwa non Kansas—lnn anon %Wyllie re
A ann.—The farce over niggers and popular
sovereignty" in Ronne is at length drawing to its
close. - The elootion upon the slavery (douse of the
Lccompton Censtitution, appointed for the 21st
instant, appoarsto have passed Off quietly ; and.
'from the returns thus far of the vote cast, the re
sult has been in favor of Kansas as a slave State.
This would, perhaps, be conClusive with the ./td.
ministration, were there no other proceedings to
be considered ; but there Ss another side to the
'planets, which, we think, will result in the rejee
tion of the proceedings of both parties, and in a
new, short, anti simple process for the settlement,
decisively and permanently, of the whole ques.
Under the authority of the free. State Legisla
ture, another eleotion is to take plate within a
few MIA at which the Le4o/Ilptob Constitution
will bo voted upon in throe forms—first, with the
slavery , clause ; second, without the elaVery olause,
'and third, against the said Constittition in any
shape or form. The Administration has instructed
the new acting-Governor, Mr. Denver, to see that
this election shall not be interrupted; and from the
apparent smallness of the vote cast at the tato Le
oomplOn eleotion, it is evident that the rank and
file of the free-Rate party have taken no part in
it; but have reserved themsettes for the express
purpose of voting down the Imoomptan Consttu•
tton on the 4th of January. Nor have we any
doubt that it will be thus voted dawn by an over
whelming majority; provided, always, that the
returns of the late Locompten election are not
three or four times multiplied in the making up.
Our reports 'from Xmases, however, indicate that
Mr. 'John Calhoun is disposed to act fairly and
openly In the matter ; nor is It likely that, from
tho vigilance of his enemies, he could with impu
nity attempt any multiplication of hie voters, even
It so inolined.
In view, therefore, of the approaching January
_election, we do not suppose that the administration
will Bodoni the fractional vote already cast for the
,Lecempton Constitution as conclusive in favor of
thatinatrament. On the eontrary, we apprehend
that the President will wait for the authenticated
tetanal of the Januarytieetion, and that the result
will be a submission of the result of both elections
to Congress, with a recommendation that the pro
ceedings thus far, on both sides, in Kenna be
quashed ; and that an enabling sot be passed
authorizing a new Constitutional Convention to
be elected, under such previsions as Congress may
:deem eapedient, to the end of the speedy and
peariettble ndmission of Kansas as a soy sign
'with or without slavery, as the people bide.b
This pion of action will make ehort Woe , tbe
Kansas agitators, and speedily put out 'of the.
way this rotten obeys° of our mousing poiltiolans,
The Adtenietration is not committed to the ao
ceptanee of the Leoompton Constitution in any
shape, unless it shall be presented at Washin g t o n
under a state of facts consistent with a fair es-
premien of thepopnlar sentiment of the Territory. 1 1
Thee it is already manifest that the desperate and
reddest Kansas nigger agitators and scheming I
politicians, inside and outside of the Territory,
have overdone the thing, and have thus created
the desired opening for a fair and honest solution
of "popular sovereignty." We congratulate all
honest sad sewage people that this Kenna ea
trarsgonsa is pow nearly played out.
tiztvcr.'l ,
Wallow) boon Much intirested in ttilfperusal
ora PamPtilet laSly published by Aitv,s Ross
Ssolvoin, Esq.i-Pirector' of the - ?Ont. 'lt is
entliled "A Measure Proposed to ,Secure to
the reoplo a Safe Tretisury.and a Soilnd Cur.
rency," and contains a letter'. addrettied - f)37 him
to the Secretary of the Treasury, devoted to
the advocacy of a measure which'lsthus de
fined in the introduction
The proposition Considered embraces two objacb4
1. to 81107000 00iPoato$ tQ be issuod on de.
posits or via? bullion, at the Mint and its branches,
and the Assay Office, in convenient Aims, at the
option of the depositor, And payable to bearer.
2. To permit similar certificates to be issued at
the tnintinjl establishments above named, and at
the Treaslity and Assistant Treasuriee of tke Uni
ted States, on deposits of the gold coins of the
United States.
Tim mint is authorised, by the 19th section of
the general mint law, passed January lAth,lB3l,
to give the depositor " a certificate of the net
amount of his deposit, to be paid In coins of the
same speedos of bullion as thatdeposited." 'But it
is proposed to go further,' and perthit several oer
tificates to be Issued for the same deposit, by di•
riding the amount into such sums as the depositor
may wish, and making thempayable to bearer,
it might. be proper that neither the bullion nor
the coin certificates should be issued for a less sum
than twenty dollars; but this point as well as the
details of the plan may, with propriety, he left for
future oonsideration. If the principle seggested
is sanctioned, the details can be very readily sup. ,
The intrOduCtion'alse'refers to the fact that
the coinage of the Meta or, the United StaWs
up to ;June tO, lBsr, amciunted, to upwards of
$586,000,000, of which $102,000,600 has been
received since 1 . 849 from the gold mines of the
United States, and that the w world's supply
of the precious metals has been Increased"
since the latter period wto the extent of
twelve hundred and tbrty tnilliOns'or dollars, yt
($1,240,12000,000), awd adds -. ,
~ In concluding these preliminary remarks, I
think it not inappropriate to refer to the second
annual raessagb of General Jackson, in which it
wilt he seen that he thought it practicable and
Constitutional ' to organize a branob of the Trea
sury 'Department, based upon public and indi
vidual deposits " The Independent Treasury
system has most happily provided for the seoarity
of the public deposits; and established as Consti
tutional ourreney for the Government. We will
have advanced further in the right direction when
we provide an equally safe Treasury for indi
eidnads ; and secure to the people a paper our
rimy which will aotually represent, and be at all.
times convertthle into, gold.
"If, in addition to this measure, the States
adopt thelndepettdent Treasury system, then the
country will substantially possess the advantages
of a specie currency, and be relieved from tho per
nicious influence of banks of issue. The banks
will then become what they ought to be, namely,
places whore deposits of money may he made,
drafts purchased, and discounts obtained. Gold
and sliver, and the undoubted quivalent of the
former, namely, mint and nein certificates, will
then be The general currency of the country."
in at rcicatilig the measure described above,
the letter discusses frith great ability, and for
its advantages, under the following heads:
I. Security to the owners of specie,
2. The practice of hoarding is much Induced
by a want of confidence in banks and Indi
3. The specie thus deposited would not be
withdrawn from circulation,
4. The specie thus deposited would consti
tute a groat reserve, to be withdrawn, at any
time when a special demand for coin might
arise, without the slightest disturbance of the
commerce, finances, or loah market of the
5. The plan, by substituting paper for specie
placed on deposit, will avoid the Joao incident
to the wear, clipping, and other injuries to
coin, through circulation.
0. The plan would obviate the necessity of
a Government bullion Mid being retained at
the mints.
7. The objection that that' he pro Posed cer
tificates would substitute a Government paper
currency Aar a specie currency, is answered.
B. It is proposed that the certificates be
made payable to bearer, and not to order.
9. The probable risk and expense in which
the plan would involve the Government, is dis
CALHOUN has resolved to make the horse
sixteen feet high, because he raid so. He Is
determined to show that Oxford precinct,
Johnson county, Kansas, isgood for nearly all
the votes that were falsely polled in October
last, and Upon the illegal returns of which
Governor WALKER refused the certificate to
Catnotm and his party. In order to recall to
Our readers the great and populous community
Of Oxford, we transfer Gov. WArdrna's pic
ture of it. We copy from his proclamation of
October 21, 1867 :
Influenced by these considerations, and
pressed with the grave responsibility resting upon
um in regard to the fairness of the Election, and its
freedom from all fraud eusoeptible of detection
and prevention within the scope of our duties,
we deemed It essential to truth and justice that
we should ascertain every fact calculated to re
fute or confirm the conclusions derived from the
face of the papers. Accordingly, we went to the
precinct of Oxford, (which is a village of six
houses, inoluding stores, and without a tavern,)
and ascertained that the citizens of that vicinity,
and especially those of the handsome adjacent
village of New Santa Fe, In Missouri, (separated
only by a street, and containing about twenty
houses) that, altogether, not more than one-tenth
the number of persons represented to have voted
were present on the two days of the election—
much the smaller number. not exceeding thirty or
forty, being present on the last day, when more
than 1,500 votes are represented as having been
given. The people of Oxford, es well as those of
the neighboring village of Santa ye, were astound
ed at the magnitude of the returns; and all per
sons of all parties ' in both places, treated the
whole affair with derision or indignation, not hav
ing heard the alleged result until several days
after it had occurred.
It appears that thirteen htotdrrd votes were
thrown at this precinct, on the 215 t, for the
Constitution tvith slavery; but they Ivor° roal
votes, doubtless, Inasmuch as the Missourians
were present in force. Further comment is
This evening, Messrs. L. J. LEVY ar. CO. will
commence business in their new store, Fotridge
Building, erected on the central lot of the Butler
property, purchased by W. P FETRIDOE, tei., of
New York, in November, DM. .SVe say "this
evening"—though the actual opening of the store
will take pled° to 411011'0W. There Is an old super
stition against alma:miming a thing on Friday, and
perhaps Messrs. Leer submit to it, in the present
instance. They should bear in mind, also, that
any day is propitious for doing a good thing, and
as to-morrow, albeit Friday, is also Now Year's
Day, they do well, and will do profitably, it is to
be hoped, in making the opening of 1858 identical
with the opening of their new and splendid es.
It not necessary to telt our fellow•ettizens
where the Fetridge Minding Is located Outside
readers may thank ue tbr informing them, that it
is erected nearly in the Wats of *hat was the
Butler property, extebding NM the northwest
corner of Eighth and Chestnut streets, 01030 up to
the Girard House. Fetridge Building (nearly op
posite the site of the future Hotel,) rune from
Chestnut to Grape street, a clear length of 175 feet,
by 00 feet of width. It la four stories high, With
a /maraca, but the different doors are to lofty that
the edifice adtually oVertoptithe highest stores on
Chcotant street, a panorama of the entire city be
ing visible from the windows of the fourth story,
The front on Chestnut street is built of 0012-
aaatteut brownstone, and is four stories in height,
each story being respectively 20, 18, 10, and 14
foot high in the clear. The first and second sto
ries extend book 175 feet to Grape street; the
third and fourth stories aro 85 foot in depth. The
general style of the architecture is Roman, being
a composition combining the beauties and peculi
arities of different orders, yet forming in itself a
harmonious whole, Singularly happy in comer..
lien, and evincing great taste and judgment in
Each story is divided into five openings, by pil
lars, with richly carved caps; the first being
finished by a balcony, projecting four feet, and
supported by massive and elaborately-carved con
The entire building is surmounted by a bold and
heavy cornice, on top of which extends a balus
trade, with a central panel in which is insert bed,
The principal feature on entering from Chestnut
street, is that of extent and height, which is pro•
duced by the opening of the Gallery (sevonty.dve
foot in length) on the second floor, which is sup.
ported by Iron columns with ornamental cape ; this
effect is heightened by the abundance of light
emitted from the largo sky.llghts in the roof.
The walls and ceilings of the two principal
stories have boon tastefully painted and orna
mented in fresco.
The basement, which extends the whole depth
of the building, with fire-proof rooms underneath
Chestnut street, is nearly two hundred foot long.
It is well lighted and ventilated, and it is intended
that the heavier portion of the wholesale business
of the establishment shall be transacted here. In
this part of the building are the steam-hollers,
which Supply the necessary boat for regulating the
tomporature,—so that, instead of the arid atmos
phere produced by the ordinary heating apparatus,
a warmth is distributed over every part of the
store,— genial and soft as wbat is experienced in
the sunny clime of Florida.
Entering from Chestnut street, we find an im
mense saloon, stretching the whole length of tho
building, to (}rape street. The entire retail busi
ness will be transacted there. With the exception
of one house, (STEWART'S of New Tork,) MOB3ll.
vr hare•heretofore done the most extensive try
goods business in the United States, and, long
mines, have won the reputation of importing the
best goods from prope...tiew end fash
ionable premiliee;so-ittelattelY fitted up as almost
to invite f r i de , ii)a**lkg.lNVlk'd to gratify
even the fastideous tatitri.44 vest expectation lg .
Miss Flora lefarßises*.herie/f. They may Og
culate on a feat angsdintralii*ef their baldness.
The principal part efilile groat saloon lOighted
by seven large Akylighbi, Whish llirorr a direct
north light, upon• everything—an advantage, by
the way, to penitents, as it enables theca
to see the peculiar texture of each article.
Dirootly under this light is a circular coun
ter, at which gives -are to .be Bold—the
'Pieptietera bridentlY desiring to 'ha l " hand
and glove with -their custemeraq On 7the. left,
side are the paelders' Milne, central, but ooeupy
'leg small apace. At the extreme left, close on Grape
Street, to a email room, somewhat a snug- '
gory," in Which, by strong gee light, at' any thee•
of the day, purchasers may test the colon of book ,
article. Our female readers know, (better than
we can tell diem,) that many coloreds not show the
same in a parlor by day and a ball-room at night.
Hoc, they can test-them, and exactly ascertain
how a silk will look at night.. Thla little room Is
decidedly tvgreat institution.
About two hundred seats are distributed over
this floor, and gonad- the 'Murders, arranged for
the convenience of lady-customers. The counters
are of black walnut, sad. this wood, Diternating
with Oak, is heed throughout the building. ,The
floors, which are tassolated, or inlaid, with walnut,
oak, and ash, are extremely beautiful, we may
say unique, for they are the that production of an
ingenious Amerloan, who has patented his inven
At night there is a vast supply of light from
numerousehandelters. The effect, when the whole
is lit up, Is truly beautiful, as Many dour readers
nifty :peroolve, whenever they pleads. It unites
palatial splendor with the fullest care for conveni
ence And utility.
The shawl=roota is in the north end of tbe'
handsorielifitted pp, and enriched with,
splendid French mirrors, and magnille:ent tables.,
The numerous Corinthian columns, distributed
all over the main floor, which are useful as well as
ornamental, will challenge the admiration of
spectators. ' -
Bat, to our own' taste, the Most attractive fea
'tore in this store-AM very temple of fashion—are
the ' stair-pases: Constructed of walnut,' with
heattLotoak bannisters, they hare ghat wavy
curve which penance considered to be the line
of beauty. The hand-rails are cut out of the
eolid wood, and, are admirably executed.
The second floor will be devoted to the curtain,
uphorstery, and furniture department. here, too,
in the front, is the counting-house of the firm,
consisting of the partner's parlor., with the retail
and wholesale depertments,distfielfvely arranged.
On the third don't*, the itholesale boieery de
yartnicht will bo ideated. The fourth floor will be
kept oathwisely for reserved stook.
The value of the goods which will be placed in thin
store, for sale, before six o'clock this evening, may
be estimated at not lOW than HALT A MILLION
DOLLARS. This stook, it sho . uld be added, has
been selected with the good taste and judgment
which, for so many years, have distinguinhed the
firm who now enter into the occupation of by far
the finest dry goods' store in this tolintii. To
what Philadelphia lady is the hake of Levy not a
household word I Not &Vert in Paris itself, which
SO far bkceik London in this rasped,- is there such
si magnificent store as this.
The cost will exceed $170,000. We leave the
building itself to testify to the good Mete which
Mr. Framing has displayed in every part of it.
But his enterprise, and even courage, should be
noticed. Midway in the execution of this stupen
dous undertaking estmelthat bird of ill omen—the
Panic. If it alarmed, it did not cripple Mr
Farman. In ordinary tildes, when cash and
credit were to full 'epqratioh, waUld have been
hot difficult to haVe Milli this ~handsome atom an
ornament of our ftqr gay. ,But
.it required no
Cordon ability and Wetness to carry this work on
to its corapletien through the financial ditleultiee
of the recent Oriels. Mr. FETRIDGE, just an if he
bad the magloal purse of Forlunattia, paid his way
alt through, and we have described the result.
Let it speak for listett
We have now to add that Mr. Puratnou and
Messrs. Levy are under great obligations to Mr.
jonx Poseurs, the architect, whose mind has per
vaded, as it were, the whole erection. Ile is 'a
young man, we believe, hilt 1.0 balining is A iwr
petual testilhonial of bin ability.
The stone front has been executed, in a superior
manner, by Messrs. J. drnornurts d - Bo's. The
granite work by Datum, Witionr, k Co. The brick
work by Mr. J. It. door Lox—who is described to
ue, on good authority, as " a perfect brick." The
fresco painting, which is vary fine, Widessrs KAI
SER h Penout. The painting by Mr.Jonw GIBBON.
The plastering by Mr. Jeers FRAZER. The Iron
Corinthian pillars by Meagre. &ANSON I PutresNo.
The gas-fitting by Messrs. WRIGHT I Warm
The gas-fixtures by Messrs. Consumes I BAKER,
who have executed the lighting deportment of the
new Rouse of Representatives, at Washington
The staircase by Mr. ALLAN %top; The steam
engines by Mews. Prue:, fitness, Oh, We men
'lion the nantes,' banns») when peop'l'e, do their
work properly, it is only simple justice to state the
Many of our readers, we are eure.vritf be glad
to learn that lame J. Lavr, Esq., the principal
of the great firm so Well and so long known in
this city, in so rapidly Improving in his bodily
health that his presence, In his new /tore, way
speedily be expected by his numerous old friends
nod customers.
The IL Slitarshat Fired tin and Wounded
ftetreat of the Pro-Slasery Party
THE LAWRENVE coNvistrrioN.
Sr. Louts, Dee. 30.—Kansas advises to Die 24th
instant have juet been received by the Democrat,
which state that civil war has broken out in Dour
bon county.
Several conflate have occurred between the free
State and pro-slavery parties. A number of prison
ers have been taken on bath sides. •
The United States Marshal, with' 'a 'fordo of
eighty men, demanded the surrender of the frac-
State party, the answer to which vrailry a volley of
musket belle. The dre was returned, and a tight
ensued, lasting one hour, when the ,pro-slavery
party retreated, with the loss of opu Man killed,
and two mortally wounded. The United Marshal
etas also dangerously wounded.
Gen. Lane bad entrenched his patty in the
Sugar Mound, and expressed a determination to
fight the United States Drageons, if they attacked
tuna. A battle wan regarded as inenvitable.,.
Exciting debates have occurred in tlie fregitate
Convention, in eession at Lawrence. The . Conimit.
tee on Resolutions have submitted three t oportn,
The majority report disapproves of the ruoposition
to vote at the election for State others. The firet
nortty report recommends the norninationof a full
State ticket;; the second minority report, eignod
State Reeieet iodpath, n
recofo r m the mends a part f d icipation in
purpose oestroying
the Lecompton Constitution, and that no man be
nominated who will not pledge bitnself to crush
that Constitution ; that the Topeka Constitution
be subtnitted to the people; that loyalty to that
instrument be made the test of fealty t 4 the Trco.
State party, and that the Legislature repeal the
present auto of laws.
Messrs. Robinson, Phillips, Conway, Schuyler,
and Vaughan favor voting at the ensuing election.
During the debates the most radical, revolutionary
Speeches were Made.
Farther Election Returns, AO
Sr. Louts, Deo. 30.—Further returns of tho
olootion recently ,held ir, Kansas aro, being re.
calved. Johnson county gives 2,000 mijority for
the Constitution with the slavery elsxise. Thir
teen hundred votes were oast at Oxford.,
Wyandotte gives fourteen majority against the
slavery provision. Ossornor Denver hod given up
the Territorial arms to the military.
There were various rumors in circulation rela
tive to the disturbance at Fort Scott, but none are
of an authoritat lye character.
Wasitmorox, Deo. 30.—Captain Engle, who AO
companied General Walker, ae.boaret Of official
despatches from Commodore Paulding to.tbo Gov
ernment, expects to return to the Rowe kroadron
by the steamer of the sth of January.
It is positively asserted that Commodore Pauld
ing will be recalled.
Many distinguished gentlemen beret called on
Genetal Walker, in this oily. Nothing k known
concerning his future movements. It is his inten
tion, at the proper time, to ask the eovarposer4 to
reinstate him in the position from rrhioll h'n'ttas
recently removed by Commodore Paulding.
Lieut. Beale's Pliiiinry Rood,'
Waantiityron, Deo. o.—Tbe Wr.r Department
has received Ovine to the Nth of October from
Lieutenant Beale, in charge of the military road
from Fort Defiance to the Colorado River, in which
he announces hie arrival in California. The ex
pedition ban met with the most complete suctess,
and a fine wagon road, from New Mexico to Call •
fornia, has been established.
An important part of the operations has been
effeoted by the camels, which were eubjeuted to
trials that no other animals could possibly hays.
endured, Yet Limit. 11. terminated his /labors, not
only without the loss of a single camel, but they arc
admitted, by those who saw thou,in TOISO: to be in
as good condition aewben they left Ban Antonio.
Purser Charles Murray has been ordered to the
Brooklyn navy yard, vice Hartle, detached.
The V. R. Steam Frigate iftagarit.
WIFIIIINGTON, Dam 80.—A letter from Seoretary
Touoey, to Cooper Plaid, Esq., interims him that
the United States steam frigate Niagara' wilt be
again detailed to , assist in laying' the Atlantic
Submarine Telegraph Cable, Chief Engineer
Everett has boon given a leave of absence and hla
services are tendered to the Telegraph C4ipany.
The President and Secretary Touoey aro both fa
vorable to the enterprise. • •
WASRENOTON, Dee. 90.—The Southern mall
brings papers from all points as late us Ana. The
news is unimportant.
Departure of the Canada.
Roane, Deo. 30.—The R, M. steanuddp Canada
sailed for Liverpool at noon to-dny, wltb nearly
$BOO,OOO In aped°.
IlintrAia, - , Deo 30.—The :united Blotto mall
eteamehip Arno, from Southampton on the 78th
lest , arrtran at thin port this evening.
Ittl lagoon Aro four days later than thous fur
-06.4 by- th 6 Veraia. „
Ihe royal mall steathshlp arrived on the Alit
!natant. ,
The detailed accounts of the news from India
contain nothing of interest further than contained
in the telegraphic eummary furnished by the pre•
clouts 'steamer.
,Parliament lied adjourned till the 4th of Feb
The royal assent had been given to the Bank
Indemnity bill.
The following additional failures are announced :
Toldor_ph it Co , of London.
Row, Preseott, & Co., "
Willey'a Co., gl •
Litter & Co., Halifax.
Saalfeld & Brothers, Leeds.
Mr. John Cdward Stephens, of the late London
& Eastern Bank, failed to appear before the Bank.
ruptoy Court of Edinburgh, and a warrant wee .
!trued for his arrest,
Henry Smith Might, formerly a largo corn met , '
chant, hoe been sentenced to transportation for ten
years for forgery.
No further progress had been made in the launch
ing of the Leviathan.
Trade in the manufacturing districts woe bad,
and the markets wore generally inanimate.
Sir Colin Campbell denies that he has been on,
ill terms with Lord Canning.
Milner Gibson had been elected a member of
Parliament, for Ashton, by a large innloritY• •
Lord Stratford had quitted Constantinople for
Tho Belgian eleotions had resulted, by a large
aintsterial majority. in favor of the liberal policy.
It was rumored at Vienna that the Porto, acting
with the consent of lho Powers signing the treaty
of Paris, had Issued a firman for the dissolution of
the divans of the Danubian principalities. Tho
rumor required confirmation.
The commercial crisis had become aggravated at
The Danish Council of State had authorised a
loan of £300,000 sterling. -
The hand of the Princess Alice of lineuta was
to be asked for the Croft-Prince of Gib Nether
lands. . • ~
At liambtlrgh itp,to the 13th inst., there was no
genbral return of confidence yet manifested, and
further failures were expected.
The Austrian Government bad loaned the city of
Hamburgh ten millions of florins. This suns will
be employed in aiding the large houses.
A large portion of the crew of the United States
frigate Congress were on a visit to Jerusalem.
Twenty-seven nuns were about to leave Paris for
It was stated that the King of Portugal's map
riago would 000ur in April.
No extended ago* Of the Liverpool corkets
is furnished, by this steed:abr.
The liohitext papers report the following corn
nititilal intelligence :
The Liverpool cotton market closed quiet but
steady Prices were easier, but with no quota
ble ohange. The miles for the three days amounted
to 6,500 bales, of which 1,000 bales were to specu
lators, and the same amount to exporters.
Flour had advanced 1.41, closing with an upward
Wheat bee advanced 3d. on the week.
Corn was bttoyant, and all qualities hail slightly
imp roved.
Loxpox MONEY MATIRET.—ConsoIe 01030 d at
911091 d on account.
TIVe Mpedillon at New Orleany and
New ORLEAN, Dec. 29 —The meeting of MU.
sons to denounce the arrest of General Walker,
called for this evening, has boon postponed till
Thursday, on account of the rain. All the city
papers express indignation at the coerce pursued
by Commodore Paulding.
blooms:, Dec. 29.—A. Nicaraguan indignation
meeting has been milled, Gen. Case's reported
repudiation of Commodore Paulding's oonduot
bee produced but little afreot, and the excitement
is Intense.
Judge Gale, of Gus kluited• StatesDiS . tr(ot,Court,
has decided against the. clearing of the schooner
Susan, hound to Groylown, on the ground of non.
jurisdiction, but at the 13111216 time declares her de.
tention to be illegal.
The indignation mooting called for this evening,
to discuss Nicaraguan affairs, was adjourned until
Saturday, on account of the non-publicity of the
call, notwithstanding several thousands of persons
were in attendance. The adjourned roosting takes
place on Saturday evening.
The enlistment is still going on, one hundred
and thirty-two men having offered their services
Over fourteen hundred men are now in this city
and Mobile, awaiting shipment.
The men from the lowqr,part of Texas, elght
hundred in nuerittter, sailedon Xhe of ,
lust, It is
impoiolbla t:O.imagine the feeling here, as well as
throughout the entire South. So far ee heard
from upon this question, tho people are in arms
I add eager for the fray.
United States Supreme Court.
Wasittswyrox, Bee. 30.--No. 13. Christ Church
of Philadelphia, os. tho County of Philadelphia.
Justice Campell gave no opinion dismissing the
writ of error, for mentor jurisallotion.
No. 8. William Wynn es. C. B. Morris et al. ;
error of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. Justioo
Catron delivered an opinion dismissing the writ tot
want of jurisdiotlon.
No. 12. Josiah Garland to. William Wynn.
Error of the Supremo Court of Arkansas. Justieo
Catron delivered an opinion, affirming the Judg
ment, with costs. .
No. IT. Jano Carron et of Alfrod It. Daw
son's heirs. Chief Justice Taney delivered an
epinion, dismissing the ease for want of juristlio-
NOB. land 22. Ilobt. Hudgins et al., vs. W,ynd
haat Kemp, and Elliott W. lindens rt a., vs.
Wyndham Kemp. Argument continued for ap
pellees, and concluded for appellants.
No. 23. The Commercial Bankof New Orleans
vs. Alexander Campton et al. Arguments coup
canoed. for both parties,
Loss of United States bupply Scheoue• Cobh.
CRARLESTON, 30.—The eutiotnor A. Caratite,
which has arrived bore, reports the loss of the U.
S. supply schooner Cobb, off Abaco Point, on the
13th hat. The crow were saved and wore brought
to this port by the Camille.
The Clipper Ship Grey Eagle.
Rtelikost, VA., Geo. 20.--A passenger in the
t;Sipper ship they Eagle, (praslously reported us
il(stuasted,) artired hate this thorning. Ike thinks
the ship hnsgone Ashore, And is a total Joey; but
when be IA the captain thought he would be nhle
to get her to Charleston. Silo is freighted with
flour by liteors, Itazatt,l Co , of Riuhmond
The Steamship Philadelphia
New 081.k:ANS, Dec, 29.—Thu United Stites
nisi/ steamship Philadelphia, now dne at this port
from Havana, has not yet been signalled at tho
From the Chinch's Islands
NortroLK, Deo. 30.—The ship Gauntlet has ar
rived at this port from the Chinoha Islands,
Nhve Oht,kAlts. bee, 29.—Sales of MOOD balm
of cotton at MOS for middlings. Exchange la
/dome, Dec. 29.—The cotton market LI un
changed. Balce of 5,500 bales cotton.
. _ . .
' DeviosOm:, Deo. 30.—Bales of 1,000 bids Ohio
Flair today at $4.871.
CHARtgIITON, Deo. 30.—Cotton hes declined,
oblefly In fine qualities ; sales of 2,000 bales. The
market closed with a drooping tendency.
ApinfliA, Deo. :O.—Cotton—Min of IMOD bales
at Maga.
SAVANNAH, Doc. 30.—Cotton-1,900 bale• sold
at a decline of FL
Great Match of billiards between Michael
Phelan anal Ralph. Reitjatain of New York for
s2,ooo—The Match won. by Pbrlan.—The long
talked of match of billiards, which has excited
the amateurs of billiards, came off last night at
the billiard rooms, corner of Twelfth and Chestnut
streets. The match terminated At so late en hour
that we can scarcely do more than chronicle
the 'result. The play commenced about half
past six, and was not concluded until ten
minutes past eleven o'clook, during which time
eleven games were played. The game eoleoted
was the French carom game of sixteen points, and
Phelan gave his adversary three points in each
game. The table was the ordinary full sire 81i
pocket table, this being selected by Benjamin as
being the most difficult to play on, and giving biro
sumo advantages. It was brought from McCor
mick's billiard room, Broad and Chestnut, and was
a very handsome specimen of O'Connor Col
lenden's make, with Phelan's patent combination
cushions. The first throe games were played with
considerable caution en either side, but after that
Phelan played with his neoustomed dash, and
ova may add his invariable success.
Phelan won the first, second, fourth, fifth, sloth,
seventh, and eighth games, and in thisgamo boating
his adversary by ten points, winning also the tenth
and eleventh games, Benjamin winning only two out
of eleven, the third and ninth. The match was lo be
decided by the winning of the greatest number of
games ont of sixteen, and on the deckling game be.
lug concluded, there were three rounds of applause
given for Phelan and New York, which seemed to
give considerable annoyance to the vanquished
party. There were about one hundred and fifty
persons in the room, composing all the chief ama
teurs from New York, Boston, Baltimore and
Philadelphia. We shall give a more lengthy ac
count of thin grand Vida of skill in our report of
:f lcmpled Murder.—Last evening, between
sit and seven o'clock, an attempt at murder was
made In front of the " Ferry Hotel," at the foot of
Vino street, Delaware, which caused the utmost
excitement in that vicinity. It appears that a
mad named Thomas Javan while engaged in con
versation in front of the hotel, wits deliberately shot
without the slightest provocation by a Frenchman,
named Chardon. The ball took effect in the left
breast of Jardin, who fell to the ground, and was
removed, in a dying condition, to the Pennsylva
nia llospital. Chardon was immediately talon into
custody. and convoyed to theElevonth ward station
house in Third street. Upon searching hint, a
pistol, some bullets, and a small bag of powder,
were found In his possession. No cause is assigned
for this attempted murder, as the person and his
victim are entire strangers to each other. A
hearing in the (luso will take place this morning
before Alderman fincu at the Central Police Sta
tion, which doubtless will threw tome light upon
this mysterious affair,
We learned, at n tato hour last night, that Jar
din remained in a very critical positron at the hos•
Street Nomenclature.--. Thin subjeet is now
attracting considerable and deserved attention
from the publio. It was Introduced to the notice
of Select Council, on Tuesday after noon, by a me.
tion Of Mr. Nothans', and afforded ample scope for
a,prolou and interesting discussion. That the
names ofcertain streets should be promptly changed
in order to accommodate the demand of the public
is uddeulable, and that they will be is equally
true., Wo doubt not that the bill providing for a
change, In our present system of street non2enela
tiVe, when fairly brought before Councils, will
speedily become a law.
appointments—Judge Ludlow has made the
following appointments :
Francis Campbell, Mercantile Appraiser for the
city and county of Philadelphia, vice Robert
Wm.ltyrne, Tipatave for Common Plena Court,
Fourth ward; John McComb, Tipatere for ,to. do.,
Seventh word; John Porter, Tipetnve for Quarter
Sections Court, Third ward ; Jacob Kritzer, Tip
'dare for do. do., Twenty-fourth ward.
We have received the iollowing letter from
ono of IT
,purent, most consistent, and most
devotOpemomals in this State—a rmui Wit . °
aitcais /31:clivi 1 , 1'5 friend, and
ttus occtipied many important public pod-
Correnpondeoce of The Pre•e
t 21, 1857.
When will wonders ceasDeec '"utaii A
few short
months since, the Democracy of this country, East
and West, North end South, were united, as A
band of brothers, in battling fur the principles of
popular sovereignty, as enunciated in the husks.
Nebraska bill, while all the elements_ of opposi.
tion were arrayed against that prideiple. The
former mahatalutrag that '• the people ot the Ter
ritories, as well AS the States, had a rterfeet right
to regulate their decimal° itistltutions thekewn
way," and the laithr afsrhallig that p. , wef
of Congress over the Territories *as supreme."
But how it 'tmid seem, according to the views
of some; that to advocate the sovereignty of the
people, in an unqualified sense, is to hazard one's
position as a Democrat. Now I admit that, in
the controversy between the Democratic party and
those opposed to them in regard to popular
sovereignty, slavery was the question most promi
nently discussed, and, I suppose, for the obvious
reason that no one questioned the right of the
people of the 'Territories to regulate every other
domestic institution " concurred in
opinion that to the people of each Territory
belongs the absolute province or regu'a ,
ting their affairs in their own *ay, except
the institution of slavery ; and that the op
position, as before-stated, claimed woe vested In
Congress, exclusively. I submit then, whether it
is fair now to claim that because the slavery Issue
was the ono kept most prominently before the peo.
pie, that, therefore, the Lecomptua Conventloia was
not bound to submit any other portion of the op
genic law to the people of Haneas, than that Pe ,
toting to slavery. To my mind, the eery tut that
the right to regulate every other Institution, war,
by common consent, lodged With the people ol each
Territory, (and therefore, not diltdisea,' , is a strong
, arfiutnelkt in fatoi. Of the position that the whole
' Cirhatitutioß ought to have been eubmittod to the
people of Reuses. I do not ptetemito know bow
It may have been elsewhere, but it is an histori
cal fact, perfectly familiar to every Pennsylvania
politician, that it was the broad ground assumed
by the Democratic party in 18.36 of allowing the
people the exclusive right of self-gm ernment
that enabled them to carry this State against the
almost overpowering efforts of the opposition.
Had the Democratic party, In that fearfulStiuggin,
when the hopes nod fears of the ivhdle country
were centred on the Beystone State, Wien 11 41
ground that " the true Intent raid meaning," of
the Hansas-Nebraska bill area, thdt .thir peoplb at
lama were to be altowid to decide fot themselves
whether staves should be brought into the State
after He admission into the Union, but that they
should have no voter whatever in any ether por
tion of their organic law, what would bare been the
Who can doubt, that it would have been over
whelming defeat. Even the overtowerlng popu
larity of Mr. Buchanan, could not have saved
us from this calamity, Why then, let me ask.
should those who maintain that the people of
Kansas should be permitted to pass upon their
whole Constitution, be denounced as Republicans.
Is this the way to eOnvlnco thew of their error'
By what maces of sea:ening, can that ,whlch
ma recognized by all aegenhitne redleat
qracy, in .18:,6; and Indeed, Made a test of party
fidelity, bo now transformed into Republicanism'
Take, if you please, the ease of Senator Dols
glaa. Can it be seriously contended that be
has changed his ground ; that he does not
occupy the name position, precisely, that he
did when he first advocated that great domestic
measure—the Kansas Plobraskn bill 1 And yet be
cause that distinguished Senator insists that the
people of Kansas should be allowed to rate upon
their whole Constitution, be is stigmatised as a
Republican. Where is the evidence of his having
changed his ground? Why, it Is said that the
Republicans In Congress are advocating the
came doctrines, with Judge Douglti.s, and there
foto ho is "giving aid and toliatort
' enemy." ..tet us ter t the soundness of this logic
SupPinits, fur the sake of illustration, that the
Catholic Church should embrace Protcatentism,and
advocate tuft faith with all the zeal with which
its devotees have hitherto opposed it would it be
pretended by anyone, that because the Catholics
had embraced Protestaxitiere ' that Protestants
must, therefore, abandon the faith of their choice,
lest, foreooth, they should be charged with
Catholicism. Such an absurdity must strike the
common sense of every man, and yet, for my life,
'cannot eee the distinction between that case and
the one under consideration. In this, I hare as
sumed, that the ground now occupied by Senator
Douglastie the same that it woe in 1951, andhasbeen
ever since. Am I right in thlanazamption? Let Lit
SOO The direrence between the Demooratio party
and their oppsnents, as I have attempted to show,
waa that the former maintained that the people of
the Territories had the "right to regulate their do
mestic institutions, slavery included, in their own
way," while the latter insisted that on the subject
of slavery, " the power of Congress was supretre."
Now, If this was the true issue between the con
tending parties, and if Senator Douglas is still
advocating the sovereignty of the people, asabove
set forth, then ,it follows that he has not "gone
over to the Republicans," as has been alleged,
but stands to-day where he, as well as the whole
Democratic party, stood in Md. If there
has been any change in nubile sentiment,
which has brought Judge Douglas and the
Republicans to the saute platform, it is be
cause the latter have come over to the Democratic
doctrine, and not that Judge D. has gone over to
theirs. If the Republicans have repented of their
folly, in affirming that "the power of Congress
over the Territories is supreme," and are wilting
to unite with the Democracy in asserting the su
premacy of the people, as enunciated in the Kansas-
Nebraska bill, and reaffirmed in the Cincinnati
platform—is that a good reason for Democrats to
abandon this great bulwark of their party faith'
Surely not. An impression is sought to be made,
in certain quarters, that those who oppose the ad
mission of Kansas vtith the Lecompton Constitu
tion place themselves in a position of antagonism
to the President of the United States. Ido not so
understand It.
ilad that pure and eminent statenaan made a
positive recommendation, that Kansas ehould be
admitted with the tecompton Constitutioh, with
out that instrument having first been inibmitted
for popular approVal, Would have had great
weight with be. Such is my abiding confidence
in the wisdom, integrity and patriotism of' that
groat and good man, that I might well have
doubted the correctness of my own opinions, bad
found them to bo In antagonism with his. But if
I have rightly interpreted the Pl-esidont'e 111014-
rage, to go ne farther back, he makes no,specifie
recommendation in regard to what action Congress
shouhl• take in the premises. No one who will
carefully read that able State paper, can fail
to perceive that the President would have greatly
preferred that the whole Constitution of Kansas
had been submitted to the people for their °dup. ,
tion or rejection What else can be interred from
his language, when he says, in speaking on this
subject, 4 , I trust, however, that the example set
by the last Congress, requiring that the Constitu
tion of Minnesota" should be subject to the ap
proval and ratification of the people of the pro
posed State, "may ho followed on future (woo
" Itook it for granted that the Convention of
Kansas would act in accordance with alit example,
founded, as it to, on correct principles, and hence
my instructions, to Cos. VValker, in favor of
submitting tho Constitution to the people, wero
iiiiiressed in general and unqualified terms
Who can doubt, from this emphatic language,
that the President believed that the whole Con-
• • • - • -.
etitution ought to have been submitted to the pco..
plo of Kansas' Could words have made this
"true intent and meaning" more clear' It is
true, as the President says in a subsequent part
sif his message, "In the Kansas-Nebraska bill,
however, this requirement, as applicable to the
whole Constitution, had not been inserted, and
the Convention were not bound, by its terms,
to submit any other portion of the instru
ment to an election, except that which relates
to the "domestic institution" of slavery. But
does it follow, that because " the Convention were
not bound by the terms of the organic act to rob.
mit anything except that which relates to slavery
to on election, " that, therefore, they were excu
sable for having failed to fulfil the just expeeta
lions of the country, and especially of the Demo
cratic party, in this respects Certainly not. Nor
do I so understand the President. In presenting
this highly embarrassing piestion to Congress the
President, with characteristic Impartiality and
ability, has discussed the whole subject in ell
its aspects, and has very properly left himself
in that attitude which will enable him to co-operati
with Congress In whatever Constitutional mode
they may deem most conducive to the peace,
and quiet of the country, and the integrity of the
Democratic party. Should they pros a bill for the
admission of Kansas, with the Lecompton Consti
tution, the President would doubtless approve it;
and if, on the other hand, after looking over the
whole ground, after a free and full discussion, Con
gross should deem it best to puma an " enabling
Rat" and send the whole subject back to the peo
ple of Kansas, there is as little doubt that such a
bill would receive the sanction of the President.
In approaching the subject in Congress, then. let the
same ;spirit of conciliation characterise the debates
that ismer:Vest in the message ; lot e rind u ation and
recrimination, be avoided as a deadly enemy to
the unity of the Democratic party; let no one
assume that ho is infallible, but let each conelude
that every other hiss an equal right with himself
to interpret the " true intent and meaning" of the
Kansas-Nebraska bill. Let this be done, both in
Congress and through the press, and then, above
all. let every patriot unite in honorable and earnest
supplication that the great ruler of nations, as well
as men, may graciously vouchsafe so to ovettuto the
actions of us all (the rulers and the ruled) as that
his momentous question may be speedily put at
rest, no snore to disturb the peeve and harmony of
our beloved country. If I thought that it would
avail anything towards bringing about "
consummation no devoutly to be wished,"
I :night state that so far as this locality Is
concerned, there is entire unanimity on one joint,
and that is, that tbo whole Constitution of Kansas
ought to has o been submitted to the people. .411
believe that this was, at least, implied, if not ex
pressed, in the organic act. Now far they might
be disposed testate:l:ler this principle to expedi
eney, or (if you choose) necessity, may depend,
somewhat, on future developments. I presume there
will be a general a enatesee an . on the part of the
Demooarts in whatever Congress may do in the
promises. That a love of truth, justice, nnil pa
triotism may be the cent roling element, in all that
may be cold and written on this :subject, is the Bin
uero deeiro of Your faithful trim!.
A letter was received on Monday, by Rev.
Dr. Murray, of Elizabeth, 81'3.4 the Newark (N. J.)
Mercury, announcing the death of Rev. Mr Free
man and wife, who wont out to India in the wit
!loner,' service some time since. They were taken
prisoners by the natives, and after being kept in
confinement for some days, were led out to execu
tion, retuding wale-deep to blood. About the
Boat:fold whore they were beheaded, blood had col
lected In such quantities as to submerge the sev
eral hoods of previous victims, against which they
stumbled as they walked. They died us they had
lived, with true Christian bravery. Mr. Freeman
was a native of South Orange, in this county, and
his wife of the neighboring city of Elizabeth.
Suicide.—Coroner Fenner held an inquest
yesterday, on the body of a German, about Arty
three years of age, who resided at No. 1323 Second
street above Phenix street, who committed
suicide by taking a dose of laudanum. This not
was caused by depressed spirits. The deceased
leaves a wife and fire children.
The Funded Debt of the City.—The semi
attuualintetent, on the funded debt of the city will
bo paid on and nfter the let of January nt the
City Tronsurer's office, (Jinni Dank Betiding.
(Repelled for MO Proool
Nl3l PlNS—Judge Thompson.—ln the case of
Auble rt. Mason, before reported, the jury re
turned it verdict for the platattfr for three bun
dyed and Arty dollars F. C. Brewster Cr.( D P
Brown, Esq., for theplaintiff; Constant nuitiou for
the defendant.
Dirrutcr COCRTS.—NOI in session
COV.VOY PLEAl.—Judge Thompeon delivered the
following opinion in a ease which bad excited :oat
Commonwealth re. Meollll.—liabeas Corpus.—
Charged with violation of the Inspection law.
Thompson, P. J.—The OThicomei produced in
mnport of the charge made against the defendant
in this ease, showed that the defendant, et the re
quest of Siesera..Neshit and, Clarteteont,WPected
for then!, oh the 9th "day of fieptember, lea., lathe
'city of Philadelphia, a lot consisting of fifty-live
barrels of domestic whiskey, and that a similar in
spection had been road. by hint, of whiskey, for
another concern. The whiskey thus inspected was
not intended for exportation. It was sold accord
ing to the inspection made of it by the defendant.
The marks placed upon the barrels were made with
chalk, and the return or certificate made out was
signed by defendant as Inspector.
- Upon this evidence the counsel of the defendant
contended that no inspection Is required of do
mestio distilled spirits which is not mentholfor
e-rportation, and that ad the Whiskey laspetted by
the defendant was not for exportation, end as the
defendant had not Ifilltaied the &arks of the rep.
tarty appointed inspector, he was not chargeable
with any offence. The prosecutor relied on the
1321 section of the act of lath April, 163 e, which
ptov idea that ', all liquors sold by inspection at tF.'
Port of Philadelphia, shall be respected and
ganged by the Inspector of Domestic Distilled
Spirits"—and instated that an Inspection by any
oilier person was Illegal, when made at the Port
of Philadelphia, whether the liqaors were intended
for exportation or not. Did the question ices here
there Would be Mom fot Serious &obi-Whether an
ol7'enctlhad been Comuilittd fbr which the defendant
could hF made answerable under the act f 8.3. That
Act provides in terms for the inspection of such
liquors as are datigruct for r.rroa r retroti from the
port of Philadelphia, and the nduction should,
perhaps, be restricted to that clamor liqaera. But
were this otherwise, there is no . penalty provided
In the Aot for gauging and inspecting liquors by a ,
private guager, nor is such ganging and inspecting
any mlademeauot at common late—such a penalty
was annexed to the similar provision eohtaitted to
the 6th section' of the ferret! Ant of 19th March,
1919, but *ea oiVtted in thareVised Apt Of
1833. tinder tit iitterlet Y 1,1 3 1 80E13 to 4 U.5 1 4 -
eland bonen in ictthent could be.sustained for the
offenee ohtirged . against.the defertclant..... •—•
.oThk 'hill section of the Oct of ICth April, 18-19,
(P. L 02) seems, however, to embrace the cue in
hand. It provides " That any person who shall
hereafter act as inspector or deputy inspector of
domestio distilled spirits, in the city or county of
Philadelphia, not being legally All thOliZed for that
purpose, shall for every such offence forfeit and
pay the sum of twenty dollars, ke., and shall like
wise be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction thereof shall for every such offence
suffer an imprisonment in the county jell for a
period of thirty thud."
The defendant in this ease inspected dementia
distilled spirits in the city of Philadelphia. Hp
marked the proof and number of gall Ons on each
barrel, and gain n pal er,,etyledu return, exhibiti
lug in,enpatate coierrihs the number of cull, ape. I
the kinds, the number of gallons and the proof.
To this paper the defendant signed his name, and
the word ' Inspector" under it. The evidence
was clear that the marking, though made with
chalk upon the barrels, and the return, or certifi
cate, signed as Inspector, were made for the pur
pose of telling the liquor according to such marks
and inspection The parties employing the do-
Pendant knew that he was not the legally author
ized inspector, and were not deceived by the title
he assumed, but the return or certificate was de
signed to be shown to purchasers who should boy
the liquors by this inspeotien, and the liquor in
question was in fact so sold .
Did the defendant, in Matting 613 ifispection l , Ott
inspet tor, without being legally atititorited for
that purpose? Restyled himself " inspector," give
a return similar to that given by the legally author.
iced inspector, with the object that the liquor might
be sold es inspected liquor. If, in doing 5.7, he In.
tended to act as inspector, without being legally
authorised, he is amenebie to the penalty imposed
by the Section of the act last referred to. Thy fact
that he did not mark the barrels in the precise
manner in which the inspector is by law required
to mark them, would not of itself free him from
the charge of having acted illegally. We think
the question is proper for the decision of a jury,
I and the defendant most therefore be remanded.
Qranrdn Sensioxe--Juclge Allison.—Edward
Sieber was acquitted of assault and battery en
Batty Schaffer.
Joseph Drake, William Drake, Joseph Shaw,
John Rodgers, police officers, were acquitted of
assault and battery on a pence named Laces, of
Franktord, and the prosecutor to nay the cuts.
Margaret Fauntress, a French woman, was
charged, upon two bills of indictment; one with
the larceny of a quantity el jewelry, the property
of Sarah A. Conver, which the District Attorney
abandoned for want of testimony, and in the other
with the larceny of a piece of bonnet trimmings
from the store of George Fryer. The defendant
was in the store of Mr. Fryer at the time the al
leged larceny took place. Some lass was foetid in
the defendant's trunk corresponding with that
alleged to have been stolen. Verdict not guilty.
PHIL.ADIII.PUIA. Dec. 30, 1837
The month closes with a few more signs of speedy
Improvement than were exhibited at its commence
ment, though but little progress has been made in
the re-establishment of commercial confidence.
The process of liquidation has gone steadily on,
however, and an immense amount of indebtedness
has been cancelled, The disposition to force stocks
of goods upon the market has been checked, not
only by the low prices, but by the growing ability
of their owners to carry them, and many manufac
turers are taking heart again, and casting about
for new styles of goods for the spring trade.
The annual balancing of the books brings with
it a thorough oireihauling of the wires on hand,,
which are by general consent marked down very
low, and the former purchaser, who comes in the
early spring with the cash for the payment of his
old ecoreo, or the new customer with his capital in
his hand, will find oPpsirtunities for laying in a
stock of general merchandise such as have not
bean seen for many years.
For strong notes with prime endorsers there is
plenty of money in the market at 10 to 12 per cent ,
but this quality of paper is scarce, and there is re
ally very little doing on the street, In bank the
nursing process continues to ansorb a large part of
the daily incomes. but a decided disposition to li
berality is evinced by some of them, while others
carry out the same system of crushing their debt
ors, which has so fearfully helped to aggravate the
distress of the preeent revulsion.
Whether a new race of boirowerl will be found
to afford profits upon good paper to all these insti
tutionS, is a question Which remains to be solved.
It may be that when the stagnation in trade
and the cautious slowness of even enterprising
men come to show their full effect upon business
operations in the next two or three years, many of
the bankers who here needlessly and recklessly
driven their hest customers to the wall, will look
back upon their course with regret. Meanwhile
they are preparing for resumption. The country
banks are straining themselves to get into line.
The city banks ate now ready, with, perhaps, an
exception or two, and we may reasonably look for
ward to specie payments considerably before the
time fixed by the stay law.
The banks, at a meeting held yesterday, adopted
Saturday as the day up to which their weekly
statements shall be made, which will be published
regularly every Tuesday morning, commencing on
Tuesday, the 12th of January. In the meantime,
and before this arrangement takes effect. they
will, according to law, respectively publish their
condition on the first discount day in January.
The stock market is exceedingly dull and feeble.
In another column will he found the full report
of the Catawism, Williamsport, and Erie Rail
road Company, to which we invite the attention of
our readers.
The Now York Iferakt states as "one of Mr.
Gradgrind's hard facts," that since the resumption
of specie payments a marked change bins been ob
served in the character of the currency at all the
leading business concerns in the city. More gold
and silver are at presentin general circulation than
was ever before known.
Thom is but ono inference to be drawn from this ,
and that is that the recent panic has brought OUT
paper currency into general disrepute amongst the
working classes They am not disposed to submit
any longer to the inconvenience and risk attending
doubtful issues, even though they are told that the
State guarantees them. Thus the evils of expan
sion arc working out their own cure. It Is to be
hoped that it will be a lasting and effectual one.
The following are the footings of the Dolton bank
statement for the past week
Dec 21 Der 28
Cmpits! stork..... 31,070 000 $31,950,000
!mass end disci•.. 7,0 209,700 90 377 000 Ise 9189,700
Specie . 4 679,000 4,189,700 lee 210,600
Duo fm other hks. 5 818;00 5,683 000 D. 130,000
Due to other bk... 4 064.700 3 908.000 Dee 60 090
DepoiSts 15,600 000 10,337 000 Inc 723,000
Cirmdathm 5,0:7,000 5,130,400 Dec. 406,4.00
The Providence P, , a, of yesterday, says: '•The
Boston papers publish a despatch, dated New
York, on the 27th, in which it is stated that the
Rhode Island, banks will resume the redemption
of their bills nt the Suffolk Bank, Boston, on or
about the 11th of January. We presume the de
spatch was cent from this city, and are glad to be
lieve that the promise which it makes will be kept.
It is high time that Rhode Island money had sonic
certain value beyond the boundaries of the State.
We understand that a bill will be introduced
into our General Assembly, at an early
day of the approaching session, limiting the
circulation of our banking institutions, abolish
ing small notes, and allowing the banks and
individuals to charge any rate of interest parties
may agree upon. It is doubtful whether the
measure will succeed. When it was proposed,
last year, to repeal the laws against usury, every
body in the Lower House seemed in favor of it;
hut the tide turned a few days afterwards, and
members voted to retain the laws without a word
of explanation lithe tt,ury prohibition had been
repealed, there can be no doubt that the rates of
interest during the recent pressure would have
been far above six per cent.; but that they would
have reaohed. in thebanks or onto( them, the enor
mous rates which have been charged and ob
tained by the brokers, is not probable.'
The Providence Journal' publishes a detailed
statement of the effects of the panic on manufac
turers in 'Rhode Island. The number of cotton
milts which stopped entirely, counted up a total of
502,291 spindles, and employed 9,6d1 operative.,
all of whom wars thrown out of employment. The
totton-atills still taming asualser Std dS3 sptidlei
and employ 4,474) wurkbes. The *osier
of wpal
en•milll whiels hati.lbesq eterFed. Qi enso:4_
the* full time, is.ifty4Te.
.11.feren weglees-t-Ae
ate still palming foil time, emplejles. I,2t!besulit
The To rn al adds:
" The mills, particularly the wooden, that are
stopping, wilt about nest those that ate 'darting,
and the aggregate of suspended labor Till not.
(mut menet appear:n(l4,lre ;reel, dinged. A
remind of Mottos cennottre looked fur tilt, Laueg
other improvements. the 'wept/mete of the ewe
minion merchants ore made more desirable them
they are at present.•"
The Stiptente (earl of Rhode Island has decreed
perpetual Inienetion against the Rho-1e Jetta
Central Bunk
The anneied is etaieeneat of the"
exports, &relative of specie. from New York to
foreign peel for the week, tot titre isaaary
1544 ISSI.
Total for the weeh...6l;aStAsE 1349.511 licad
Vrevioaely re ported ..88,442,CCi 19.994.010
Sive hp I f 050,713.683 1Jp9t431
,• The Coupons of 43niuy I, tri.sB,eu the boa& of
Erie city and tUlalati, 'lan be paid IA *lit city
on Monday, the 4th January, by Mears. Wright
& Co , Bankers, JT &nth Third Amt.
Decimator SO, DAL
gertvd iY R. Manly, Jr., Sboti Bruer, its
S6I Wats! strset
130 Pearm. s'i 1 53‘ 1 10 Yeads. It 11 91
MO do n%5. 1 3 Pattoa 1 SS
100 City Ire , • 5 1 liar ER R /IR
600 do new C&P.92 27 End EL 1 7 .4
1000 ?I Pen= RR 61..514 l'Xi do tu1...11
501 do
61 ...1
2 —414 ..3* do
do 15pr0....1
060 CAJ , WI 3
, esd seittrt zvas 6f le: 79 $ Ef .er. 11 r ... 1"
1009 Road R 111... 4.3.31 I 'X/ do 10
11 Norri,town It R.. 64 I Lebiiit Scrip-- 3sll‘
2 do ..Si 10 Schoyllltr prt1..16%
1 do -.50 3 31n.ltsaica' 8k..,"
2 1; rtorto 3 R.. . 5 10 do
1 do .... 0 13 On
1 Pence RR 325( 1 2 do
60 do 38 5; 6 PlOll Bic
6 do ...27,1i 1 do 90
10 City G31..20 1 100 ERB shratizi_274 l l
9.3 —lO I lOC Co 4 . lr=
11 - ZS Venal 8R
100 Yale. a R ^t3
raWl 3 e - 5 41 190 Bola 81. , it*
do 53A t d 3
!COO Rood II d's 9.1.t.5 I 50 do -Pi X
5 liar R R ..... 51 55 L Ulm* a 5... 9j ,
10 Peons RR 33 , j •M do 91(
10 do 38
400 City MCA. in &MRS 4000 Uri RR es 14-4.5
4.ord. Arktl. l .
V States Os '6BIID Bo N6e , Em Prof 17 1.734
Philtre iat 06.45 864 dear._.. 144
BRAS mg Wir.apla Vat 1.13(
" Nov .92 0140 do lot moot I% 63 64
rotary!. Ird —Ng BSI( do Ida 44 46
seal! 2 7* 1 fgia
de pon d. lo 70 TS Vietnam,
de ride/3.93 6S, 10iraid irt
do do '11„ Loh!gli not..
Penns RH 3B 6.6 i ralon
goods Cool Coa 40 474 Now Casa g
&ha N 6s 62—.69 £0 Cattorian R E.. B 6
[Corteepondents cf Tim Press 1
NEw roar, Deo, 30.1.37-3 20 P.M
There to no movement in the street of say mut
There is a slight y-increased pretuorre at toe 'banks
for accommodation f bat the paper Whisk,* oreved
Is not for the Mort Part df that budoibkdeitaried
ter which ele-re the banks are willing to diamant:
Very little new paper of the right sort Id being
made, and it Is safe to say that no new bulkiest
will be undertaken until after the new year's set
tlement. It is generally believed that the mums
of money which will be set loose after that
takes place, will afford great relief. and lead to
the inauguration of better days, and I am ales
lof opinion that if the banks fulfil th eir preankee,
to support good and abort:Moat men,LOU confi
dence will come back more quickly, than was an
Po very little was does to day that I
should find It very hard to re you quoted:m y
the tater They are winninsil, abds
lien, ne,hteted. Mob en fall Is tiefilifel,
easy on the best security, and wary dttfieult ea all
other securities. The market for sterling
exchange is eery dell. There is good rea
son to believe that the 'Persia, on Weiser
day, will take out a very Large RUB in
specie. The Boston steamer to-day took cut
$565,000 In geld, sent from this efts) . The Metro
politan currency certificates ere Iselag redeemed
more quickly than wan expected. it is not op
posed that after New Tear s the among uanUred
will much exceed 53,500,000. This day the emit
try banks retired 8180,000, and have also pearl-
dud for the 20 per cent. to be redeemed on the let
of January.
A new bank, called the Marine Bank, has been
authorized to open and do bonizteas at Hoboken,
under the banking law of New Jersey. The clear
ing house eruktioxes to-day were 1 . 11,5 4 52r555 63,
and the bale:tees, 016,125.13. The cash transom
tions at the Sttb4reantry were as folk's*: Its
septa, 5T3.143:61 : payments, $74,516.66 ; balsam.
$44.49.651 64. The receipts itself de MOO frolic
curtains ; the payments Mamie 514,060 California
The stock market Was doll with &drooping tea
dency at the opening of the Int tau& iikich
was recovered before the Owe The absence of
!peculators makes the market inactive, but there
is a good deal of firmness in the general tone, sa3
at the close of the second board prices Irma well
ruts/ BOARD.
. . _
3000 Teen Es '9O Ktlloo Eris Bail/Nal a/S n
12000 Missouri en 5051 50 do e 11%
1.100 Cal State 7s 70 6z,g 1330 do
1000 Tirgitia es Ks, ;100 stl 15
SO® do 90n 1-1
ir.3lltesoi" ling E
10113 Brooklyn (My ei 20 tied do ;0 .I 4
11000 Erie bonds 1075. 4.11ii200 do as 4
M>o Mod Els% m .14 96 . 1103 nazism It 61
10000 do - .60 Li 1250 • do - ti 6.
WA MO Rid mort 10 t llll Mach SoaxtbEgn It 1.39(
.500 kf lob Coo 5 per c i 0 Panamall 9 IT
lit 31 Skg Pd Coabdi 04 ; 01. do , 11
0000 , do , tgt9,lloo Gol k Chi It SO i
3030 Galk.Cl63 31 att 7014 1/51 do 1.71 70
0000 111 Co Ws 9.1 a2O do ON
10 Bk State co 1Q T9O 150 do b[olo%
10 Km Ex Ilk 100 1100 Clore /4 To! Et 40
10 Put Book 90 1100 do 1•14 41
:A Market, Bank 95 IWO do 1.30 41V
.20 Pulite 51411 Co 65,S'a 405 CL! &11 IE. Ti
61 Del&1171C1 Co lin il5O do 711,
90 Com Cool Co .3 9 110 do 160 71
40 do 9`90, do 1(,03131
.200 ,do ~.3 94(114 do b?) 71,9,,
In N T Cen It blO 74 , 50 IA Croe“ & S/t1 20%
5 ti• 73 k1.5:X1 do 11
100 do 110 7.111 jl3 C Et&q.ataty P. 51
110 do e 73\
.ksitrs.—The Market is Inactive—dealers wait
ing for the new Inspection Price& thefercre, ars
nominal at VS.P7i forPearls.and.b6 for Pubs Ths
atock consists of flei bbls Pearls. and 7?2 bbla
Pots. Sale/sins is steady at 7c. cash.
Correa —All kinds are dull at feebly-m.sin
tained picas Lett sales of Rio at ; Mari.
caiho at 101alli1r, and Java, in mats, at 15n,
COTIO'4.—The market cestimses to droop Ths
business is very small at Jar fn middlteg
Ftorn, Ac., —The demand for Western Canal
Flour i 3 limited, and the market quite beaoy at
our quotations of yesterday. There is a great dif
ference of opinion respecting the stack, and many
holders will not sell, believing the supply mode
rate. The sales are 3,000 bbls. at 54.2014 25, for
Common to good State; $4 45a54.60 for extra do ;
$4.20a54.25 for superfine Indiana and Michigan;
$4 45a5a5.20 for extra do.: SA 5545.25 for common
to good extra Nib; $5.23a16-50 for good to choice
do.; $5.25557.50 for St. Louis brands; $5,53.07 50
for extra Genesee.
Canadian flour is dull and heavy ; the supply Is
moderate; sales of 400 bbls at *4 23a54.30 far pa-
Fertile, mod cl 5543 for extra do. Southern flour
is Inactive at our inside figures; nv grxl tont can
be had—mica of 1,7:00 bbla at 5 :10'844 03 for mixed
to good brands Baltimore, &c.. and f3m* 50 for
better grades. Rye flour is in moderate request at
.3344. Corn meal is inactive at $3.10a113.26 for
Jeep. Buckwheat flour is doll at $2.121 per
100 lb.
Oitata—The demand for wheat is quite light,
and the market unsettled—rates of mall lam nf
amber Tennessee at 51.17}, and white do $l.-2.1
Barley is irmetire and plenty at fiSa7S.e. Barley
malt is dull at 87a90e.
White beans are in fair request at i-1.371a51 3d
per bu. Canadian peas are quiet at $1.05451 c'S
per bu. Southern black-eyed peat are quiet at
52 7:452.521 per bag et 2 be. Rye is easier and
is quiet at 72123 e.
Corn Is steady—the arrivals are moderate and
the demand limited. Sales of 10,000 btus at 53afkla
for nett Jersey and southern yellow, and 63e for
old do. Western mixed is nominal at 634.631 e..
Oats were in moderate demand and steady at 33
a3sc for Jersey 28333 e for southern; 41a43. fcr
State And 4ta430 for western '
. .
MOLASSES—COIItintieS inactive. New Orleans
is scarce and in demand.
PltOristoNs —The demand for Pork is fair, and,
with a reduced stock, prices are sustained, al
though closing heavy—the salsa are kgo Ehhs at
$15.1 , 0 for old mess; 515.STia$16 for nee do; $l5
for prime mete; $13413 25 for prime, and $17..374
.$17.50 for clear.
13ecf is still very heavy—die demand is light for
the city trade mainly—the sales are 100 bbla at
$5,75a56.50 fo:cenntry prime; $32.510 fordo meets;
$10a512.59 foe repacked western mem, and sl.3s
$l4 for extra. do.
Prime ricsa is active at StSss24 Beef bass
are mor active, and held with greater firmness--
sales of $6O bbls at $13.5.01518
Cut meats are quite active. and are steady—
sales of 1,10') tea at tia62oe for shoulders, and ClaSno
for hems. Bacon doll and nominal at 71a4a
Lard 13 heavy the arrivals are light sod the de
mand equally ae—eales of 12 bhls and to at are
tqe, awl mall lot, at 9ia 9 iu.
Butter is in fair demand at for Ohio, and
tta:Ve for State, and Orange county at 2,saZic.
Cheese is quiet at 6 iitSe. Dressed begs are scarce
and in demand, at TaTic.
F.C6.lll3.—The business continues small. and in
chiefly to refiners. Sates of Cubs at 6al'itc, Re
fine,/ are inactire.
TEAS—Are firmly bold. Imperten cser spa
Werisarr.—The demand is tair---salee et 3C
bbls at 21a2lic.
Dee. 30.—At market, beeves, 1,473; cows, 181;
seals, '6S; sheep, 8,195; swine, 2,o4l l —atich
shows, from last week, a deereue of ITS beeves,
67 cows, 213 seals. 113 sheep and lambs, and HS
Beef Cattle, owls.: probally to the short ropply
and the demand for the holidays *cleansed fo
per lb.
The yards were In a. very sloppy condition, hat
trade was brisk. The quality wee very fair, widt
a few superior animals.
Cows soli for :2544.5 ; Yeats, ; sheep, .s3a
$.5 50; and swine, 511.5145—shish was a littN bet
ter for bogs.
ending December .% 1--Sperm—llte telket Coe
oils lime been 'very quiet eines our lost, An without
tranatetiont. There has been sows 54a 11 7 1 how
ever, tor sperm, but the views of Were to not
come quite up to those of holden, trackball of
ilia.* holden !dm base their oil seta end 44 not
care to disturb it at present rata