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Saturday Afternoon, January 12.1861
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How They Stand on the Question of
•The -.Cincinnati Daily Times, in a
lengthy and ably written article relative
to the,.present condition of affairs, says
that nothing can be more gratifying to
the friends of the Union and the advo
cates of the enforcement of the laws, than
the fact that the greatest statesmen, the
most accomplished scholars, and the most
experienced soldiers in the United States,
are in favor of sustaining Major Ander
son, and holding Fort Sumpter at every
hazard. Such soldiers as Wool and Win
field Scott, of the army—men who have
smelled powder—and such statesmen as
Stephens, of Georgia, and Andrew John
son, of Tennessee, are always to be found
on the side of the country, and nobody
deems it necessary to inquire how they
stand. - General Scott, the best soldier,
probably, living in the world—the hero of
many a hard-fought battle—without a
stain upon his illustrious life, acknowl
edged in every portion of the globe where
courage, military talent, and distinguished
conduct in the field of action, are proper
ly esteemed, to rank as first among the
first, has counseled the President to im
mediate action. In conjunction with An
drew Jackson, he met and triumphed over
the storm of Nullification; and is it sur
prising that he should be ready to accept
the issue again presented by South Caro
The men who have hastily entered the
ranks of 'Disunion, and volunteered to
lead the South in the mad career inaugu
rated by a few hot-heads of Charleston,
are not the substantial representatives of
the nation's progress and glory. They
are, with occasional exceptions, men of
narrow views of civilization and of every
thing pertaining to the great interests of
humanity. They, care nothing for either
the white .or the - colored race ; they are
cross-read politicians, strolling, impecu.-
nious poetsi and half-starved filibusters,
who prat, about the Constitution, of the
United States, and even the laws of na
ture and of nations, as though they had
never'devoted even one hour of reflection
to these subjects.
We,hear every day of "Compromise."
Whom have we to compromise with ?
SurelY not with Messrs. Barnwell, Orr
and Adams, whom Mr. Buchanan has al
ready, and very properly, refused to re
cognize as "Commissioners." The very
word compromise implies a surrender of
principle. The stumpers tell us every
day they are ready to surrender even
their principles for the sake of preserving
the Union. This would be the easiest
sacrifice imaginable, for they generally
have nothing in this line to surrender.—
Where the carcass is, there are they also.
it matters little whether the plunder is in
the Union, or out of it; they pursue it
like setter-dogs by the scent, and are sure
to find it.
It is exceedingly amusing to witness
the efforts of the politicians to save the
country by mutual promises of good be
havior in the future. Men that were
never heard of before, and who, doubtless,
got into Congress by wire-working in
County or District Conventions—men
who write and speak the English language i
as though they were its sworn enemies—
pop up like champagne corks, and pledge
their "sacred honors," etc., that whole
States will reform, join the evangelical
churches, and at once precipitate the Mil
lennium. All this talk about fixing a line
across the country, North of which a
Southerner shall not go, and South of
which no Northerner shall pass, is utterly
idle. The Missouri Compromise was call
ed a "sacred thing," when everybody
knows, who knows anything of history,
that almost a quarter of a century ago, a
large slice of territory, North of the line
of 86, deg. 30 pin., and "dedicated to
freedom," was handed over to slavery,
simply for the purpose of improving the
shape of the State of Missouri. These
"Compromises" save the Union just as a
large piece of court-plaster, drawn over
the crater of Vesuvius, would interfere
with an eruption like that which over
whelmed the renowned cities of antiquity.
Public opinion is the only sure founds
iion of national greatness. Fortunately,
public opinion is right in this great crisis.
Under its unmistakable pressure, the
President feels bound to act. He has al
may appointed a new Collector for the
poet of Charleston, and it is he will
bend him down on a ship of war. This
looks like business. Let Mr. Buchanan
takn this secession animal by the horns ;
let him strike while the iron is hot; let
him replant the stars and stripes on the
glorious old Fort Moultrie; let him re
cover the arsenal which has been seized,
and the revenue cutter which has been
treacherously abandoned, and he will find
armed men at his back outnumbering the
leaves of the forest. We have hardly me t
twenty men in this city who are not in fa
vor of energetic action; and we hope to
be able to publish, in less than two weeks,
the close of the grandest and most expen
sive farce ever enacted on the shores of
REPORTED EXPRESSLY NOR THE TELEGRAPH
ROUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 1861
The House was called to order at 11 o'clock,
A. 31., by the Speaker, and opened with prayer
by Rev. ROBINBON, as follows :
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, from
whom cometh every good thought, every pure
desire and every holy action I Let Thy blessing
rest upon us in the performance of the busi
ness of this day. We are Thy dependent crea
tures;; we need that wisdom which cometh down
from above. 0 God, direct all our thoughts ;
guide all our deliberations by Thine infinite wis
odm; and grant that all we may do or enact may
subserve Thy holy and righteous ends. We ask
Thy blessing upon our commonwealth, that our
people may be disposed to obey all laws which
are enacted; that justice and judgment and
truth may dwell in all our borders, and that
the kingdom of Thy dear Son may fill all the
earth with righteousness and peace, for
Christ's sake. Amen.
The Clerk read the journal of yesterday
Mr. WAIN offered the following resolution
Resolved, That ell citizens, societies and or
ganizations of citizens of this Commonwealth,
be and they are hereby cordially invited to
participate in the inauguration ceremonies of
Tuesday next, January 15, 1861.
The resolution -being twice read, the House
proceeded to its consideration.
Mr. BYRNE moved, as an amendment, to
insert after the words " inauguration ceremo
nies," the words "of the Governor."
The, amendment was agreed to.
Mr: ABBOTT. I have no objection to the
spirit-and' object of the fisolution ; but it ap
pears to me that it implies limited privileges
of citizenship in this Commonwealth. I have
supposed, sir, that all the citizens of this Com
monwealth are at perfect liberty to attend the,
inauguration ceremonies, without any resolu
tion on our part giving them an invitation.
As a citizen of this Commonwealth, I should
not, in the absence of a legislative invitation,
conceive my right to attend, any less perfect,
or my welcome any less cordial. The implica
tion to the contrary, which I think the resolu
tion suggests, constitutes my only objection to
Mr. HUHN. In the papers of this morning
and yesterday, I see it announced that certain
citizens of our Commonwealth are to be ex
cluded from participaxton ttrotooor,t.a.re_.
monies. I believe, sir, that in the inauguration
of a Governor of this Commonwealth every so
ciety of citizens in the State should participate
if they feel so disposed, and will give to the
proper authorities notice of their wish so to do.
This` - is the spirit of my resolution. I desire
that by a broad expression of this sort, we shall
say to the citizens of this Commonwealth, that
no person who wishes to participte in the inau
guration ceremonies, come from what quarter
he may, shall be excluded by the action of any
committee or of any persons in authority. I
hope that by the adoption of the resolution the
House will declare that every citizen and every
society in this Commonwealth, desiring to par
ticipate in the inauguration ceremonies of
Governor Curtin, shall have the privilege of
doing so, and shall be assigned a position in the
line of the procession.
Mr. ABBOTT. In reply to the gentleman
who has just spoken, I would say that if a com
mittee raised by this Legislature have attempted
to impair the rights and privileges of citizen
ship, we should call such committee to account
and correct their proceedings ; but we should
not assume to ourselves a charge which we
have already assigned to them • or what is per
haps more objectionable, we should not assume
to suppose that the citizens of this Common
wealth would be more appropriately present;
or more cordially welcome, in view of an invl
talon on the part of the Legislature. These
are the objections to which it seems tome, the
resolution is liable.
Mr. PATIERSON. I see in the newspapers
a statement that a resolution was passed by the
Joint Committee of the two HouSes, prohibiting
a certain portion of our citizens from joining in
the inauguration ceremonies. I would like to
ask the chairman of that Committee, on the
part of this House, (Mr. lavix,) whether any
such resolution was adopted by that Committee.
The SPEAKER. Does the gentleman from
Cumberland (Mr. laws) consent to be interro
Mr. IRVIN. Certainly. What is the ques
Mr. PATI'ERSON. I would like to ask the
gentleman whether the Committee adopted a
resolution prohibiting the association known as
Wide Awakes from participating in the inau
Mr. IRVIN. No, sir ; not in the language
the gentleman uses. The name of Wide Awakes
was not mentioned in the Committee. If lam
permitted to state here what passed in that
Committee, which I do not know that I have
the right altogether to do, I may say that a re
solution was passed prohibiting political clubs,
as such, from participating in the ceremonies of
Mr. MIL As one of the members of the
Committee, I beg leave to state for the infor
mation of the gentleman who has offered this
resolution, that no resolution has been adopted
by the Committee, forbidding any citizen of
this Commonwealth to participate in the pro
cession. The Committee, as the chairman has
correctly stated, (and I think their action will
meet the approbation of all in this House, at
least I think it ought to do so,) did think it ad
visable that no political club. as such, should
enter the procession. We considered the occa
sion not a proper one for such a display. For
such organizations to enter into the procession
would not be pleasant to many who are ex
pected to take part in the ceremonies. The
action of the Committee does not, however, pro
hibit any citizen from participating in the in
augural ceremonies. I hope the resolution will
not be adopted.
Mr. SELTZER.. Being a member of the com
mittee to whom the House has entrusted the
arrangements for the forthcoming ceremonies,
I wish to say a few words in corroboration of
the statements which have been made as'to the
action of that committee. After the consider
ation of the subject, the committee deemed it
advisable that no political clubs, as such, should
participate in the ceremonies. One of the rea
sons in favor of that course was that the mili
tary, who are expected to take a prominent
part, have emphatically declared that they. will
not parade on thc. occasion if there ehould be
any political clubs in the proceskon. In addi
peintopluanict Oatlp etlegrapt), Saturtap 'Afternoon, 3anuarp 12, 1861.
tion to that, we considered that, as the Gover
nor is the Executive officer of the whole peo
ple, such political display would be out of
place. Associations and societies in general,
who do not come under the designation of po
litical clubs, will, of course, attend. Every
body is invited, and, as has been remarked by
my friend from Philadelphia, (Mr. Amnon) it is
the right of every citizen to attend.
Mr. GORDON. I certainly think the arrange
ment proposed by the committee a very strange
one I suppose, however, as we'are constantly
learning in these latter days, that our honora
ble committee has learned something from the
proceedings of the citizens in Canada, on the
occasion of the visit of the Duke of New Cas-
tle and his Royal Highness, the Prince of
Wales. I did suppose that the people in
this country had a right to join in these pro
ceedings in any manner that they please,
provided that it be done peaceably. lam
sure, that for my own part, I should have no
hesitation in parading with the "Keystone
Club," of Philadelphia, although it is known
as a Democratic organization. I cannot see
that our respectability or dignity as citizens is
affected a particle by parading with a political
club. There is a certain Procrustean bed erected
here by our committee, and it is said that citi
zens may participate in a certain capacity, but
they may not participate in another. If they
come to us in a military capacity they will
be acceptable (I suppose that is on account
of the feathers, and so forth ;) but if
they came in the shape of Wide Awakes
with their lamps and capes, they are not to
march in the procession. For gentlemen must
know that this is a prohibition of the Wide
Awakes. The Wide Awakes can parade in only
one character. They have been known as apo
litical organization all through this land ; they
have been so known to the terror and routing
of the Democracy of the State of Pennsylvania.
In consideration of this their presence certainly
might be disagreeable to some. But no Wide
Awakes can join in the parade or participate in
the inaugural ceremonies except in the charac
ter of a political club. Every man knows that.
I think it very strange that the.committee
should have made any such arrangements as
have been stated here. Such measures of ex
clusion certainly never would have entered my
head. I apprehend that this is rather a bad
move; and I hope that this House, if they have
anything at all to do with the matter (I do not
know whether they have or not) will not sus
I think we are witnessing some - very strange
things. I think we are getting remarkably
"weak in the knees ;" . I almost begin to trem
ble myself. We have just demolished the Chi
cago platform. It was offered here a few mo
ments ago in the shape of resolutions; it was
read, and the House of Representatives, in
which there is a Republican majority of over
two-thirds, has refused to hear it upon second
reading. And now it is proposed to prohibit
the Wide-Awakes from participating in the in
auguration of a Republican Governor. I think
we are getting remarkably "weak in the
knees," and toon shall not be able to stand.
Mr. PATTERSON. Mr. SPBAKHR, I trust this
resolution will pass, although I do not know
whether it will effect the object which I desire
to attain. When I voted for the appointment
of this committee, I certainly had no idea that
the committee would offer an insult to any
portion of my constituents, or to any part of
the people of this Commonwealth. I think,
sir, that the committee have certainly trans
c-mded their powers. I desire that the sense
of the House shall be taken ; let us see whe
ther the Republican members of this body are
ready to offer an insult to the Wide Awakes.
I, for one, am not ashamed to, be. a Wide.
Awake. You, gentlemen, were ,not ashamed
to march as Wide Awakes, before the election.
Are yon now ashapetrt,_hay.a_44o---Wille
Awakeup - arricipate the inauguration of a
Republican Governor? It is not propose:Ll:hat
we shall specially invite them; but if they are
disposed to come, let them come, and let us
greet them with a hearty welcome. 1. 1 hope
we shall adopt this resolution, or some other
resolution by which the condemnation of the
House will be placed upon the action of the
Mr. IRWIN. I would say on the part of the
committee that we are not growing "weak in
the knees ;" there is no disposition on our part
to go back an inch. But we have no desire to
bring about a new order of affairs in the inau
guration of Governor. Heretofore on occasions
of this sort the military have taken precedence,
and we desire that in this inauguration they
shall be placed in a proper position. An un
fortunate discussion has been brought about by
the action of some newspapers in the State—a
discussion the tendency of which has been to
injure very much the display to be made on
the occasion of the inauguration.
As one of the Wide Awakes, I to day am not
ashamed of that organization. I have as warm
a feeling toward them now as I had during the
canvass. As good citizens, they, like myself,
vrill be willing to participate in the inaugural
ceremonies as citizens. They have not forfeited
their position as citizens, and as such we give
them a hearty welcome. But as regards intro
ducing political clubs as participants in the
ceremonies, that would be bringing about a new
new order of affairs.
The gentleman from Jefferson, (Mr. Goanox,)
has spoken about parading with the Keystone
Club. For my part I should be-ashamed to be
seen in such company. [Laughter.]
Mr. HILL. Ido not know whether it is
proper for me to say that.which I feel impelled
to say, before the final action of the House be
taken. The gentleman from Jefferson (Mr.
Goan* and all the members of this body know
very well that when a subject 'of this kind is
placed in charge of a committee of arrange
ments, that committee is supposed to know
what is proper. The House may take the mat
ter out of the committee's hands and reverse
their action ; but until this be done much is
necessarily confided to the discretion of the
1 will say, sir, that the committee were imani
mously of the opinion that in. the inaugural
ceremonies there should be no political display.
We considered that the procession was to be the
people's procession, and that political - flags, or
banners, or mottos, would be entirely unsuitable
to the occasion, tending to make it a burlesque,
and a disgraceful scene. Ido not intend to
treat with disrespect any political organization,
whether it be the Wide Awakes or the Keystone
Club; these organizations are proper at particu
lar times, and on particular occasions ; but in
regard to the inaug - uration of Governor, I pro
nou.nee such displays absurd—improper in the
highest degree. I hope the dominant party in
this House will not force into the procession any
such ridiculous 'feature. ' •
Mr. BUTLER, (Crawford). I am not ashamed
of the Wide Awakes, neither am I "weak in
the knees." When I voted for Andrew'G. Cur
tin, I voted for him as a partizan. But after
his election all partizan demonstrations should
cease. We should inaugurate him as the Gov
ernor of the Commonwealth. 1 believe the ac
tion of the committee to be eminently proper.
It is intimated that we shall see who will
vote against this resolution,'as if there were a
fear in some quarters to take a'definite posi
tion. lam a Republican, "dyed in , the wool ;"
but I am not ashamed'to vote against the reso
lution. I shall so vote.
Mr. 3E=. I would like to ask the gentle
man from Montgomery (Mr. HILL) a question.
The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Schuyl
kill desires to ask the gentleman from Mont
gomery a question. Will the gentleman per
mit himself to be interrogated?
Mr. HILL.. Certainly.
Mr. HUH N. I would like to inquire of the
gentleman from Montgomery whether the
"KeystOne Club" did not parade at the inau
guration of Governor Packer ?
Mr. HULL . I aui not ANOtogi're the gage.
man that information, but I am free to say that
if on that occasion that club did parade with
banners or political emblems, I thick such a
proceeding was improper.
Mr. HLTHN. In framing the resolution
which I have offered, I made it general
in its terms. It does not refer especially
to Wide Awakes, but it extends an invi
tation to "all citizens, societies and organi
zations of citizens of this Commonwealth."
If the Keystone Club, the Wide-Awake organ
ization, the Masonic or Odd Fellows' Society,
or any other organization of this Common
wealth, feel disposed to participate in the inau
gural ceremonies, it is the duty of this House
to allow them to do so. I would have this
House distinctly declare, by the adoption of my
resolution, that all association; of citizens of
this Commonwealth may be preient, and may
have•positions assigned them it, the flue. Such
action on our part I consider due to the various
organizations and societies throughout the
State, in view of certain state:rents that have
appeared in the papers of this morning, and
the Telegraph of yesterday afternoon. In those
publications it is boldly proclaimed that by the
action of our committee this House of Repre
sentatives, elected by the citizens of Penn
sylvania, will debar certain associations of
our citizens from taking part in the cere
monies of the inauguration. I hope that
this House will place its seal of condem
nation on the action of its committee, by
which a portion of our citizens are to be ex
cluded-from participation in the ceremonies.
No restriction was attempted when Governor
Packer was inaugurated ; yet we did not then
hear a word about excluding the "Keystone
Club." But now when a Republican Governor
is to beinaugurated, and when it is proposed
that the young men of this country shall be al
lowed to participate—those young men who
bravely fought and nobly won this political
battle, and who senttothisHouse my colleagues
and myself, and one-half, aye, almost two-thirds
of the members of this body—when these pa
triotic young men wish to participate, a gag is
to be placed upon them. I, for one, am not
willing to sanction such action toward them or
any other organisation in this land.
Mr. WILSON. If I understand the position
of the Wide Awakes, their duty bas termina
ted with the election. They fought the battle,
and they won it. I believe that most of the
Wide Awake associations in Western Pennsyl
vania (I cannot speak for the East) met and
formally disbanded. I believe that such was
the ease in Allegheny county—a county in
which the'Wide Awakes did as much service,
if not more, than in any other county in the
Commonwealth. I believe such wss the case
generally in the counties West of the Alleghe
There is another aspect in which I desire that
we shall view the question. We have appoint
ed a committee to make arrangements in refer
ence to the inauguration. By such a resolution
as this are we not now arraigning that commit
tee before this House? IA DlEMl3NR—That's it.] If
the gentleman from Schuylkill (Mr. Hums,)
wishes to have the committee impeached, let
him Ina formal manner propose thatthey shall
be censured by this body. But whenwe have
referred to a committee a subject of`this sort,
and when that committee,
twang within the
discretion which we must necessarily allow
them, have made certain arrangemrts, I for
one am disposed to sustain the action of the
committee, and cannot sanction 'a resolution
like this, which implicdly passes censure on
our committee for doing what they have con
ceived to be their duty.
Mr. PATTERSON. I believe it is customary
in this House that, when we have appointed a
_Committee to perform certain duties. that cona
'mittee should make a report to this body.
This committee declare that they have mad,
thilsk.arinagemeny, yet they have made *reo'
report to tho - House. -- How is this body`to act
_in___ragard_to the matter. Let the committee
come forward and-=prime
• when that report is presented, the House
Should refute to adopt it, that action will Ma
ply no condemnation of the Committee ; tho
Mouse has the right so to do, and the commit
tee cannot justly complain. • As the committee
in this case have made no report, I think that
such a resolution as this constitutes the only
means by which we can reach the question.
In the absence of a report from the Committee,
I shall vote for this resolution.
Mr. COWAN. As the committee have not
yet reported, and as we do not know what
they will report, and are therefore unable to
act understandingly, I move to postpone the
further consideration of this- question for the I
Mr. /SHEPPARD. I second the motion.
Mr. HUHN. I call for the yeas and nays.
Mr. PATTERSON. Mr Speaker—
The SPEAKER. The motion to postpone is
Mr. PATTERSON. I only desire to aak a
question of the Chairman of the committee.
The SPEAKER. Will the Chairman of the
committee permit himself to'be interrogated ?
Mr. IRWIN. Certainly
Mr. PATTFaSON. I wises to auk the Chair
man whether the committee intend to make a
report, and if so,when.
Mr. MVO". When I offered the resolution
on this subject I had no idea that it was to be
made quite co important an affair as it now
seems to be considered. I did not know that it
was customary for such a committee to make a
report. I will now say, as the chairman of that
committee, that we are not yet prepared to re
port, and desire a postponement.
Mr. WILLIAMS. I desire to
,say but a fewf
words. It is proposed to postpone the resolu
tion which . is before the House. That resolu
tion, if I understand it, is intended by way of
answer to an authoritative announcement made
on the part of the committee appointed by the
two Houses, to make arrangements in referenee
to the inauguration. That announcement was
made yesterday. It goes out upon the wings of
the wind to every quarter of the Commonwealth.
The inauguration is to take place on Tuesday
next. The effect of a postponement will be to
defeat the purpose of this resolution.
I regret, sir, that it should have become ne
cessary to introduce a resolution of this sort. I
am sorry that the circumstances of the case
should have , made it necessary to discuss a
matter of this kind. I think that the action
of the committee was wrong. It strikes me
that their invitation should have been a gener
al one. It was not necessary tither to invite
these parties specially, or to exclude them
specially. It would have been more judicious,
to have ignored, the whole subject.
But what are the gentlemen afraid of? Do
they fear the presence of the. Wide Awakes?
They are not a military organizatien - ; they do
not come here with arms in their hands. Their
weapon I believe, is a simple torch and pole.
Can that hurt anybody ? What are gentlemen
afraid of ? Is there anything unlawful in the
01 ganization ? Do they fear that the presence
of these Wide Awakes at the inauguration will
inspire alarm throughout the South Perhaps
that is the reason. I would say to them, how
ever, in the language of the tyrant Richard, on
the night before the battle of Bosworth-field,
Have struck more terror to the soul of Rtohsrd
Than could the substance of ten thousand soldiers."
My worthy friend from Beaver, (Mr.
SON,) is mistaken, I am told, in regard to the
disbanding of the Wide Awake organizations
in the county of Allegheny. I feel constrained
to say—it is nothing more than an acknowl
edgment which the gallant young men of my dis
trict deserve—that they fought well throughout
the contest, and covered themselves with
laurels. I would say nothing and do nothing
calculated to cast a reflection on.any of those
men. - I have just been told, however, that it
is not true that they have disbanded. The
condition of the - . country Jas inspired them
w ith 14 feeling-
Mr. LICHTENWALLNER. I think the gen
tleman is not in order in discussing this ques
The SPEAKER. It is in order to discuss the
motion to postpone.
Mr. WILLIAMS. I was about to remark
that these young men are willing to shoulder
their muskets whenever- it is necessary; and
the condition of the country has made them
feel that it is necessary they should keep up
their organization as the nucleus of another or
ganization which may do good service to the
country hereafter. If their services are not
needed at one inauguration, possibly they may
be (I trust in God they will not be) at another.
But, sir, the effect of adopting the motion
will be to defeat the object of the resolution.
The chairman of the Committee, if I understand
him, proposes to report hereafter. If we act
upon this question, we must do it now. The
purpose of the resolution, as I understand, is to
neutralize the effect of the very injudicious ac
tion of that committee. I regret that it should
become necessary for this House to throw ont
an invitation of this sort. I trust that the Com
mittee will feel it to be their duty to contradict
the announcement which has been made,
and to say, or authorize those who have made
it, to say, that the Committee have changed
their minds on this question. It seems to me,
however, that instead of extending invitations
to associations, either civil or military, it would
be better for this body to declare that it is the
sense of the House that nothing in the action
of the Committee shall be interpreted to ex
clude any body in this Commonwealth, be he of
what party he may, from appearing on the
ground on the occasion of the inauguration, if
he thinks proper.
Mr. SHEPPARD. I desire to ask the Chair,
what is the question before the House? As I
understand, a motion has - been made bythe gen
tleman from Warren, (Mr. Cow. Are,) that the
question pending before the House, (which is
upon the passage of the resolution), be postponed
for the present. I seconded that motion. If
that is the motion before the House it certainly
is not debatable, and this debate is out of or
der. I call for the question.
The SPEAKER. It is the opinion of the Chair
that the debate is in order to a limited degree,
when the members confine themselves to the
reasons why the resolution should or should not
Mr. SHEPPARD. If a motion to postpone for
the present is debatable, it is certainly a differ
ent parliamentary rule from any to which I
have been accustomed.
Mr. PIERCE. My understanding of the ques
tion which has just been raised by the gentle
man from Philadelphia, (Mr. SILEPPARDOIS, that
it is in order to discuss a motion to postpone,
but not the merits of the resolution.
The SPEAKER. That is the understand
ing of the Chair.
On the motion to postpone for the present,
The yeas and nays were required by Mr
HUHN and •Mr. COWAN, and were as fol
lows, viz :
Yzas—Messrs. Abbott, Acker, Alexander
Armstrong, Austin, Ball, Bisel, Blair, Boyer
Bressler, Brodhead, Butler, (Carbon,) Butler
(Crawford,) Byrne, Collins, Cope, Cowan, Dis
meat, Devine, Donley, Duncan, Ellenberger
Hoskin, Gibboney, Heck, Hill, Irvin, Kline
Lichtenwallner, M'Donough, Manifold,
Morrison, Myers, Osterhout, Preston, Pughe,
Randall, Reiff, Rhoads, Seltzer, Shafer, Shep
pard, Smith, (Berke,) Smith, (Philadelphia,)
Stoneback and Wilson-47.
NAYS—Messrs. Anderson, Ashcom, Barnsley,
Bartholomew, Biller, Blanchard, Bliss, Brews:
ter, Burns, Clark, Craig, Douglass, Elliott,
Frazier, Goehring, Gordon, Graham, Rapper,
Hillman, Haus, Huhn, Koch, Lawrence,
Leisenring, Lowther, M'Gonigal, Marshall,
Ober , Patterson, Peirce, Reiley, Robinson, Rol
ler, Stehnaan, Strang, Taylor, Teller, Thomas,
Tracy, Walker, White, Wildey, Williams
and Davis, _Speaker-44.
— ao he - question - was determined - in - We - ef.
Mr. SHEPPARD.. I move that the commit
tee appointed to make the necessary arrange
meats for the inauguration of the Governor,
be requested to. report to this House at the
earliest practicable time. .
The motion was agreed to.
[ The balance of the session was occupied
with consideration of resolutions relative to the
• On the 10th inst., by Bev: James Colder, Mr. HENRY
it. Exult and Miss Euzanarn Mussrat,both of the vicinity
ATTENTION! CAMERON GUARD!
ARMORY OP THE "CAMERON GUARD,"
Harrisburg, January 12, 1861.*
You are hereby notified to be and appear at the Ar
mary on*MONDAY next, at 12 o'clock N., for full parade,
in full uniform. By order of the Captain.
It JNO. J. BALL, 0.8.
LOCHER'S LIVERY STABLE.
CHANGE OF LOCATION.
rriHE SUBSCRIBER has removed his
Livery Establishment tathe NEW AND SPACIOUS
FRANKLIN HOUSE STABLES, corner of Raspberry and
Strawberry alloys, whore he will keep a stock of excel
lent HORSES, and-new and fashionable BUGGIES and
CARRIAGES, to bi-e at moderate rates.
janl2. GEO. W. LOCKER, agt.
FOR RENT LARGE DOUBLE
ROUSE on east State street. Enquire of
12-Bt* GEORGE MA.NLEY.
MILITARY AND CITIZENS
AT BRANT'S HALL,
ON TUESDAY EVENING, JAN. 15, 1861
The services of REEFER'S LANCASTER BAND, and
the STATE. CAPITAL BAND, hare been secured for the
Hon. Simon. Cameron, Col. Wm. B. Mann,
" Lemuel Todd, " John J. Patterson,
" John W. BlDinger, " Wm. B. Irvin,
"- Geo. V. Lawrence, " John Baker,
Geo. Rush Smith, " Thos. W. Dullield
" Alex. K. WTlnre, " Robert Patte son,
" H. G. Lelsenring, " John De Forrest,
J. E. Ridgeway, George Bardwell,
" Jos. Moore, " Wm. D. Lewis,
" G. W. R. Smith, " J. Y. James,
Samuel J. Randall, Wm. bleeaeri
" Richard Mliday, " S. B. Tate,
Joshua Lawrence, Capt. Jacob M. Eyster,
E W. Davis, Peter Lyle,
Gen. Wm. H. Kelm, " Jacob Zieigler,
" C. Seller, Wm. EL 'Reim, Esq.,
" E. C. Williams, Robert Stngiser, "
T. Pomeroy, J. D. Hoffman,
" T. Barto, James Harper,:. to
F. H.Lane, George '
" George Day, 0. M. Shell, cr. .
" 'A. H. Gists, John Wesley,
• D. K. Jackman, P. C. Elimaker,
" George Cadwallader, A. B. Winder,
" Wm. H. Miller, D. 3f. Lyle, rr.
" Robert Russell, Charles Hall, ..
"R. A. Shaeffer, E. Blanchard, "
Maj. Peter Frits, James taller, "
" Wm. A. Delaney, Chas. R.Kenmey,"
Col. R.J. Haldeman, A. Johnston, '.
" Alex. W. Watson, J. Ross Thomson, "
MASTER OF' CEREMONIES:
F. R. Mather.
Gen. W F. Small, Col. James R. Black,
" C. Seiler, .. George Bailey.
TICKItCo $2.00. To be had at the principal Hotels.
W. A. BATCHE.LOR'S HAIR DYE!
HIS SPLENDID HAIR DYE has no
egual—instantaneous in effect—Beautiful Black or
atural Brown—no staining the skin or injuring the
Hair—remedies the absurd and ill effect of Bad Dyes and
invigoratis the Hair for life. None are genuine oiseas
signed ' , V4. A. Batchelor?' Sold everywhere.: ...
- - GUS. BAT,CHEILDR, Propyfeter. •
nuirl.2-daWl3' - in ,ii4F,oY l ), , j 4trinit, WO York.
Alf to rAbratisentents
TO Bs GIVES AT
ON THE EVE OF THE INAUGURATION
MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1.1111.,
UNDER TOE ItANAGEMENT OF THE
HOPE FIRE COMPANY No. 2.
TICKEIb $l.OO. All Tickets must be prepaid.
For sale at the principal hotels and by any membe r o r
OR RENT.-TIIE STORE ROOl
CULAR of . N 0.3.2, west Market Equare. pos!el.
siori even on the first of April next. For pdrtieuh a
enquire of [jan9-citi] A . FEM.
BUCKWHEAT MEAL !
FIETRA QUALITY in 123 and 2!b bags, just rteelyed
stud for mlo low by
DENNSYLITANIA. STATE AGRICUL.
TURAL S ,, CIETY. The annual meeting of this Se
may will -be held at Harrisburg on ININDAT, the Flth
day of January at 2 o'clock in the afterucou, tor the
transaction of such business as may be presented ; and
the ANNUAL ELECTTON WI be held at the sates time, be
tween the hours of 2 end 4 o'clock in the aftertteet at
the office of the Soc lety, in Second street oho. e Wolin
11.-2 t A. O. EEIESTER, Secretary
GENERAL ORDERS No. 1
HEAD QUARTERS, sth Div. P
Harrisburg, Jan.ll, 1561
In aeeorda neil with the revolutions adopted by in e
joint committee of the Senate and House of R,pre‘eeta:
tires, and by authority dole:rated to the inside ilvaed,
the folowing orders will be observed preceding a n d
d , iring the ceremony of inauguration of Governor todrew
I. The Parade will form on Treat:tar. JANUARY 1 5th. at
10 e'clock, a, m. in Murket street, right resting on Third
street. The camp - mien will loran at 41% m,
If. Thee order of procession will be as followa
General °Moors and Stan.
Governor Packer and Governor Currie.
Chairman of Committees, Senator George R. Ftnith, and
Representative William B. Irvin.
Joint Committee of the Semite and ROJ3C.
Heads of Departments escorted by, Cavalry.
Major Joseph F. Rolm detailed Master of Ordi•
mance to superintend the Reins of the salute.
IV. The Lykens Valley Cavalry, Captain Loudenschll
ger, will perform escort duty and report : t [lead Quey
tern at 8 o'clock a. m.
V. ROUTE :—Form on Market street to receive the
Joint Committee and Heads of Departments, down to Se
coml. down Second to receive Governor Packer, down to
Washington Avsnue, down to Front, up to W Inut, out to
Second, down to Market Fquare to receive Govei nor Cur
tin, down Second to Chestnut, down to Third, up to Wal
nut, down to Second, up to State street to the Capitol.
RETURNING :—Down Third to Pine, down to Frost,
down to Walnut, out to Second, down to Governor Cur
tin's quarters, down Second to Governor Packer's reel.
deuce; countermarch to Market Square and be reviewed
by Governor Curtin. Dismiseed.
By command of
Major General WILLIAM EL KRIS!,
sth Division P. V.. either commanding. A
SAMUEL L. YOUNG, Assistant Adjutant General.
Tnomls J. Jonnax, Judge Advocate. - Ili
A TWO STORY BRICK HOUSE, with a
Two Story Back Building, being a very desirable
private residence, situated in Second street below Mul
berry, is offered for rent. The property bits been relt
ted, and is now in good. repair, being PA.P3R6D and Rs-
PAINTF.D. For further information apply so
THEO. F. BOVA
Jins•dtf Cor. Third and Chestnut Streets.
riIUE SUBSCRIBER having purchased of
1 Wm. Moyer his Moult of :11'0•E WARE, intends to
commence the MANUFACIURII t,F ALL IIIICDa OF
,STONE WARE at his NEW POTTERY on the calla! opposite
'tbe Car Factory. With a superior kiln and experienced
workmen, he expects to be able to mike such ware es
.hall commend itself to public favor.
J .tns.lmd .JOAN W. COWDEN.
ALBUMS ! ALBUMS I !
The finest assortment of ALBUMS ever offered in this
city, ranging in prico from 60 cents to 610 00 each, bound
in all styles of Binding, at
Eglt6:siEßE CHEAP BOOKnOtte,
APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASOY,
AT W. L. TREWIOK'S,
Ta FELIX'S coxricriomaar, SO. 12 StAßral SQUIRE.
New Crop Orleans and Porti Rico Sugars,
All the different, grades of Wh.te Sugars,
New Crop. Rio and Jamaica 0)1%0.
Old Java, - New York end Philadelphia Syrup,
F. N. o.`Rating Molasses,
Spices or every variety, Green and Black Teas,
China and Glass Ware, new patterns and styles,
Liquors of all dm different grades,
DRIED FRENCH Raisins, Figs, Currants,
Plumbs, Apples, Cranberries, ikc.,
Cedar Ware, LrJones., Baikets,
The public arc invitcd to c.ll, see prices . 'examine the
goods and judge for yourselves. jll43t*
Desirable Property for Rent,
A TWO STORY FRAME HOUSE AND
La_ STORE ROOM, situated in Market street, between
Fourth dud Fifth strews, in the Third Ward.
'ALSO.—A LARGE TWOSIGRY BRICK zoirs Eyst (tut ed
in Second street below Mulbw ry, in the First Ward.
ALSO.—A THREE STORY EttICK. HOUSE, situate la
Liberty street, to the Fourth Ward.
Apply to C. 0. ZIMMERMAN,
No. 28 South Second street,
iLirrisborg, Pa ■
-120 R RENT.—A DESIRABLE THREE
,STORY ROUSE, in goad ordor. 'Gas and water Hs•
tures complete. Enquire at
MILUSTRONG'.i DRUG STORE,
Second below Fine street.
DR. T. J. - 14:11.E5.
FFERS his services to the citizens of
Harrisburg anti its vicinity. He solicits a slurs of
the public patronage, and gives assurance that his best
endeavors shall be elven to render satisfaction in bis pro'
cession. Being an old, well tried dentist, he feels safaia
nviting the public generally to call on him, assuring
hens that they will not be dissatisfied with his cervical
°lice No. PA Market street, in the house formerly al
cupied by Jacob IL Eby, near the United States Hotel,
Harrisburg, la. myB•dly
NOTICE TO SPECULATORS.
VALUABLE BUlLlihra- LOTS FOR SAM
A NUMBER OF LARGE SIZED BUILD
a_ IMO LOTS adjoining the Round House and Work
Shops of the Penna. - railroad Company,
will be sold
low an 4 on reasonable terms. apply to
u¢3o tin JoEIN W. FULL
THE DELAWARE XIITUAL
Safety Insurance Co,
CAPITAL AND ASSETS
THE INSURANCE COMPANY
Of North America,
- OF PHILADFLPIILL
CAPITAL AND ASSETS_
THE UNDERSIGNED, as Agent for the
above well known Companies, will make Insurance
against loss or damage by fire, either perpetually or air
nuttily . , on property In town or country.
Marine and Inland Transportation Risks also taboo ,
Apply personally or by letter to
WITA,IIII BUBBLER ,
A -LARGE STOCK of SCOTCH ALES?
BROWN' STOUT east WNPIONPQRT.EII.
For sale at the lowest rates hs:
73 Market Streit•
WM. POCIK R. BCJ