Daily patriot and union. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1858-1868, December 15, 1860, Image 2

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The speech of Judge Woonwsnn, delivered
at the great Union Meeting in Philadelphia. on
Thursday, which we publish in another column,
will command attention and admiration as a
:tmthfnl exposition of the causes of the exist
ing perils of the Union. That Judge Woun
wsnn has probed the wound to the very quick
is apparent from the contortions of the North
American, which characterizes his philosophi—
cal and statesmanlike efi'ort as "ofi'ensive, par
tisan, radical and intemperste.” It is not sur:
prising that a. paper which has done more than
-any single sheet— in Pennsylvania to plunge
the country into danger, by lulling the public
nind into false security at a. time when it
might to have met the true issue involved in
the Presidential contest with boldness and
manliness, should iguobly shrink from the con
sequences of its own treachery to Pennsylva
nia interests; but until the people look at the
real cause of the danger square in the face, as
Judge Woonwnnn does, and determine to do
all iu'theil‘ power to remove it, there is no
manner of use in wasting their-breath in empty
enlogiesnpon the Union.
Hodente men, therefore—good men—men who have
’heretofore clung steadfastly to the Union. believe in its
perpetuity and diseonntenanoe even a. thought of its
dissolution, ore now forced. painfully, reluctnntly, with
sorrow and anguish, to the conclusion that it is wholly
impossible for the South timely to tolerate the present
or indulge the slightest hope of an improvement in the
htnre. They now see clearly that there are but two
alternutiveu before the South. provided she is not in
sensible to dishonor and disgrace—either a lino! separa
tion from the section which has oppressed Ind aggrieved
in]; or s new comm: under which her rights will be
amply secured‘ The one may take place and stifl even
t'lnlly prepare for the other.——N¢w Orleans Bee.
One indication, remarks the Journal of Com
merce, that the. opinion is rapidly gaining
ground at the South, that a. withdrawal of the
Southern States from the Union'is a necessity
and must he speedily efi‘ected, is found in the
fact that some of the most conservative papers
of that section, which before and since the
Presidential election, and until within a week
past, have earnestly opposed secession, are now
in favor of the movement. Of these the New
Orleans Bee, quoted above, the New Orleans
Picayune, Bulletin, Crescent, and True Delta ;
the Mobile Register, Tribune, and Advertiser ,-
the Liontgomery Confederation, the Augusta
Gomtitutionalist, Augusta Chronicle, Savannah
Republican, Memphis Enquirer, Memphis Ap
peal, and the Macon Telegraph. ‘This is a. for
midable array of talent and influence. It may
be said that these are all “Union” papers ;
“I.“ 'U. they would prefer a Union as it was
designed by those who first formed the comgaet;
a Union that would secure the rights of the
South; but they are opposed to the Southern
States remaining members of the Confederacy
under the existing sentiment and purpose of o
supposed majority of the Northern people, and
despairing of a radii-8.1 change in that semi
ment, or of securing etfectual guarantees under
inc! compact, they can see no remedy except
in secession. or two acknowledged evils, they
choose what they suppose to be the least.
A great many have believed that the seces
sion excitement was gotten up for political ef--
feet; but the Scales are now beginning to fan
from their eyeb, though we fear, too late to save
the ship. a They are nwaking to a. sense 01
the dangers that impend, and see that strenu
ous efforts must he made, or all is lost. Ample
evidence. of this is afforded in various ways,
and. ggpqeiaily in the results of the New En—
gland aloetions, held since the 6th of November
in the-fineipal cities of Massachusetts, nearly
all «of whiteh‘have routed Republicanism. Yet'
thiamankening is only partial. Many are still
doubting-.hbgthetiég‘or madly stubborn. Nev.
ertheleés; iimé’inift' ‘work (gut a complete reac-l
tion;~ end imiggg'sjill 'with $1.13 conviction that
the Constitution is nptstobe subservient to their
“higher low,” [not thelaw of God,] and‘should
he ohe3e-l in all its pnrts;——thnt the rights
which il guarantees to the South equally with
the North, should be acknowledged and pro
tected. This is all the S nth have ever asked.
It is all’ 111 ey would ask nor,- did .Uthey believe
that, what they .‘hav‘p"!:-ao long fishedin vaiu,
would now~bo gamed; .l ‘ " ~ '
MAcDOWEI-lu Pub-
It. seemsme'nlanchoi'y that,. in the race of
these hopeful and. cheering indications of a
returning sense of justice due, and of wrong
committed, dissolution should be precipitated
“POll 115. Could the conservative South be
induced to bear a. little longer, the great. end
might be attained. and the deplorable calamity
of dissolution averted. Do they not. already See
[us Mr. Cobb of Alabama said in the House.)
.“a pure gleam of‘light” struggling through the
overshadowing gloom? ' .
For the edifieatiou and consolation of that ‘
class of persons in Pennsylvania who supported
meonx for the purpose of securing a protec
tive tariff and good times, we re-pnblish, from 3
the New York Evening Post, edited by WILLIAM
C. BRYANT, whose name headed the Republi
can electoral ticket in New York, and who re- l
ceived the highest vote, the following article \
on the Merrill Taritf bill; and we trust that it
will command the serious and devout attention
or all those persons who really belived that the 1
election of Lincomt would establish the pro- l
tective tariff policy in the government. \
Perhaps by this time many of the protec- ‘
tionists begin to realize their folly in neglecting ‘
the greater issue in the Presidential contest,
which involved the existence of the Union. to'
gether with taritfe, homesteuds and every other
more question of policy, to follow a delusion
and snare. What would a tarifl‘ be worth to
Pennsylvania without the Union 2. If a. South.
ern confederacy should he formed and South
ern ports opened to the commerce of the‘world, ‘
free of duty. where could > Pennsylvania look
for protection to her interests? If dissolution
begins there is no telling where it will end.
.Each State might fall back upon its original
sovereignty. and ultimately form such connec
tions as‘would best promote its individual in
terests. States and communities that buy more
than they produce would not submit ‘to high
duties. New York might become a free city,
and open her ports to the commerce of the ‘
world without restriction—and where would
Pennsylvania be in .the race? She would be
compelled to bobble along without protection.
A‘ gloomy prospect—but a prospect that might
have been averted had the people of Pennsyl
vaniu comprehended the real issue of the Bre
sidential contest, and not lent willing ears to
the delusive representations of. demagogues.-
Those who have not. yet learned to bemoan
their folly should read the following, from the
leading Lincoln: elector ‘of the leading Repub
lican .State: ' .
Tn: 1103311.]. 311.]. Adam.—Some._of the protection
ist journals are calling very earnestly for the revival of
the Merrill hill in Congress, bywhic they mean a Very
ichonsidered bill, proposing to establish a new tariff of
duties, which last winter passed the House of Represen
tativea, roosiderabl to the discredit of that body. It
was a bill, as our readers may remember. designed espe
cially to benefit certain classes of millmwners, under the
pretext of raising a revenue. Whether it would add in
dollar to our revenue, if enacted, is verydoubtful-thst
it would furor certain classes of the community at the
expense of others is very clear But aside from the
question of protection, the bill was full of mistakes,
blunders and inconsistencies, and would hvve h«en ex
tremely inconvenient to execute if theScnate had passeli
it and sent it to Mr. Buchanan, who was waiting allwin
tor long to give it his signature. ‘.
If we are to have an increase of duties, let it at least
be an honest one. Let us have a scheme of taxation as
.simple, as inYelligi le. as easy of execution as possible.
The peopl- who pay these taxes have s. right to insist
that. there shall be no tri ch in the statute imposing them
—no masking of prohibition or discouragement of im
portations under what ponds to be a plan for raising
a. revenue. One of theo'bjccts of the Merrill bill was. in
certain essential respects, to obstruct importatians. The
present emptiness of the treasury is owing to the recent
frugality of on' importations. Our dry-goods merchants
have never been more prudent in this respect—not even
under the pressure of an unfavorable crisis in themoney
market—than they have been during the past year, wit
the abundant pecuniary fecilitles which they had until
within a few weeks past. Instead of owing bumps,
Europe is our debtor—it is one of the great inconven
iences 0" our financial condition that Europe owes us so
much What we want, therefore. if we are to have a
new tsrifl’, is one which will not diminish in the slight—
est degree, or at least will diminish aslittle as possible,
the indhcements to importation. If we binder in any
manner the entrance of merchandise from abroad. we
dry up the sources of revenue, which, as long as were.
plenish our treasury by, indirect taxation, depend upon
our dealings with foreign countries.
Mr. Morrill understands very well how to draw up a
revenue bill which will harrass the importers, but to
draw up a fair, consistent scheme of revenue is beyond
his skill. His fsrrago of blunders was moulded into
rather more decent shape in the course of its passage
; through the House,.but it was afarrago of blunderastill
. when it reached the Senate. It should he sent to the
Limbo of Fools with all dispatch. and a fair, reasonable,
honest bill should be introduced—,3. bill the efl'ect of
‘ which all can understand—s. bill which shall aim at
nothing which it does not profess to 'aim at. in short, a
pure and simple revenue measure. Anything difi‘erent'
from this, any measure after the Mort-ill pattern, will
assuredly prove a consent tuture controversies, and will
inevitably have but a short existence. ‘
One of the causes of difl‘erence between the Northern
States and the Southern has been the enforcement of the
proteetive system through our revenue laws. It was
was with the enactment of laws designed for that pur—,
pose that the alienation between the afferent divisions
of the Union began ‘We have now agrent controversy
with the South on our hands—a. controversy exceeding
in violence and asperity any thingknown in our history.
Are we prepared to make it more violent by laws passed
for the benefit of the Northern mill owners ? Shall we
add to the causes of irritation,- shellwebringfresh sup
plies of combustibles from new sources, and pile them
on the flames which are raging with such fury? If we
are ready for this, let us call up and pass the Mon-ill
bin. Itiwefire not, let it be thrown under the table
without ceremony. '
The present position of the Republican Party
is an anomalous one. While grasping triumph
—if triumph it be to Sunder brethren and strike
down the material interests of the people—it
is “well nigh unto death.” Whether secession
occurs, or Whether the Union is maintained by
compromises, afiti-slsvery agitation, in a po--
litical‘ sense. must give up the ghost. .
First, if the slaveholding States secede, and
the nonLSlnveholding States, with their varied
interests, have cohesive power suflici'ent to hold
together afterwards, obviously, “Otheilo’s oc
cupation’s gone,” for, in avNorthern Confede
racy—as our future anticipated State is chris
tened by Greeley—there will be no occasion
for an Anti-slavery party. V
The bone of contention would not exist within
the limits of Ihe new organization, and no party
could hope for vitality in waging warfare on
the policy and domestic economy of another
nation: as the “Southern Confederacy" in ef
fect. would he. .
Secondly, it has became obvious, that ‘0
maintain the Union. so dear to the American
people—3e” even to the masses of the RBPUb'
lican party—constitutional concessions must
be made. These concessions the majority of
the people of the North would gladly make,
and, we believe, they would hail with joy, in‘-
rangements which would restore that peace
and domestic trunquitity which it is the duty
of a good government to provide.
What concessions may ye required, in detail,
time has 3.“. th aefieymine, but enough' has
'beexi' ’deieioPcd f" ’warrzint‘béllief, that. the
South yin-demn!“ ghfimolitiml agitation of
the slavery question must be relinquished h'ere- ‘
finer, and their consfitulional rights in slave
Cold Comfort for Prutectionists.
Accomplished Destiny.
property settled and established beyond eon
tingency of future controversy.
Viewed in these aspects, it seems certain,
that the Republican party, to perpetuate itself,
must erect theories of political action other
than slavery agitation. The leaders of that
fierty hm the choice of either horn of the di.’
lemme, secession or concession; but which
ever horn may be accepted by them, there is
probability that the “irrepressible conflict" is
about ended.
The attempts, therefore, to galvanize, as
some Republican journals seek to do, the al.
ready torpid body of Republicanism by discus.
sions of the “re-opening of the slave trade,”
are useless. While the Union lasts. this trade
cannot be re-opened, nor is there reason for
very grave apprehensions that it would be in
any event. Should it be attempted, and sub
sequent to a dissolution of the States, there
sponsibility will fall, and history will so record
it, '01: the political leaders ’whose hasty ambi.
tion for place and power led them to array sec
tion against section, and ceased uO'. until they
shattered the bonds which bound State to
State and substituted anarchy, ruin and can.
fusion, for peace, prosperity and UNION.
Correspondence of the Mum: and Union.
WAsnms-rou, Dec. 13, 1860.
The proceedings of Congress yesterday were of
I nutu‘re no trivial that. I did not deem is neces
aary to send them, but preferred to wail: and see
what would turn up tit-day that would be of in
terest to the readers of the Puma! AND Union.
In Senate, yesterday. Mr. Wigfsll, of Texas,
made a lengthy argument in favor of the rightof
I State to seeede from the Federal Union when
ever she pleases, but especially the State of South
Carolina ; which, according to the argument of
the Senator from Texas, was a sogereign and inde
pendent government, with a Genetitution and all
the paraphernalia of a. separate and distinct sove
reignty, as early as 1775—0ne year prior to the
promulgation of the Declaration: of Independence.
He proeeeded at greatelengtli’lo ‘establishghie‘ posi
tion by a reference to the'Lcoiistitution‘ef South
Carolina. the sConstitution off‘the United States,
the Articles of Confederation, Jno., loaned finally
gave way, at the in'etanee of the Senator from Flo;
ride, (Mr.Ynlee,) at the hour of 4- o,oloek, to a.
motion to go intolexecntive session. Mr.'Wigi‘ell
will conclude to-morrew, perhaps; if not,- some day
this week, it is to he hoped, when, in all probabil
ity, the vote will be teken on the adoptionfoaijr."
Powell’s resolution to‘appoint‘n committee of thir
teen Senntor‘s to take into consideration the: part
of the President’s message relative to ‘the present
state ofthe country. I ; I- I ,
Mr. Bigier, of- Pennsylvania, by unanimous eon
sent of the Senate, yesterday introduced a new
tariti' bill, having satisfied himself that, the [Merrill
hill,»whioh ynssed‘the House of Representatives
last session, omnot pass thejSenate. This bill of
Mr. Bigler’e'raiees the rates on all articles" inclu
ded in the sehedules as they now‘etand, and charges
specific, instead of ad valorem duties, on all other
leading articles. It is an important «bill for the
iron mannfaotnrers of Pennsylvania, as Well as all
others interested in' any other species of mnnnfne
tnring. .' ‘ . - .' I
The appointment of the Hon. Philip Frank,
Thomas to the Seerstaryship of the Treasury is
well received here, He possesses rare administra
tive u‘bilities, has ‘bad much experience, and is one
of the most attentive and laborious public ofioers
in Washington. He was, at one time, Governor,
then Controller, of the State of Maryland, and un
der the administration of President Pierce held
the position of Collector of the Customs at the
port of Baltimore. In private life he is a bland,
elegnnt gentleman, of the most preposaessing and
winning address. His nomination was confirmed
yesterday by the Senate without a word of debate
end without the usual reference to a. committee; n
compliment alike to the President and the nomi
nee. At the time of his appointment as Secretary
of the Treasury he held the position of Commis
done!" of Patents, the duties of which be dis
charged with signal fidelity and promptitude.
The Hon. John B. Weller, of California, former
ly of Ohio, was confirmed as Minister to Mexico
yesterday afternoon, in place of Minister M’Lane,
resigned. Mr. Weller is a. gentlemen well known
in public life, and'possesses, in an eminent degree,
the necessary qualifications for s. successful Min
ister at any court ,- the only difficulty, or at least
one, of the greatest dificulties he will find, when
he goes to Mexico, will be to find a Court to treat
with. The distracted condition of the Mexican
people at present, must make it anything but'a.
desirable place to go; but, if anybody can affect
any good in Mexico, John B. Weller is the right
men to send there at this time.
The secession movement is going' on with the
some steady determination that has marked its
progress ever since Congress assembled, and still
the Republicans seem determined not to yielda
feether’e weight in their course of wrong and out
rage upon the rights of the Southern people, until
the die is cast,‘and the last hopes of the country
and the Union expire. The idea, eliminated in
my letter a few days ago, of forming a Republic of
the! outliers; States, the City of New York, and
'all ' e terfiory known as Southern New York, the
Stat 'of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and the
Gre "Estheving Northern New York to go to
the ,1}? :ggleud States, and form a. Republic for
thiems . ious-Ia gaining ground here rapidly. De
~po£ LPPII it, that if the people are goaded much
_further‘y‘in » this. business, they will so regulate
things" as to e'fl'ectnally punish the New England
mesh: their ejerlasting harping on the nigger.
‘y will get enough of agitation before they are
a 2 Qiith this husinesss. >
ig'ifi ehonderitli‘e Republican wiseaores, new in
ongress fromflthe Northern States, do not become
.égrmedm rig-the signs of popular disapproval, es
" {Jibited even in Boston and elsewhere in Massa
ehulhf,‘ at the recent charter elections. They are
very m ‘ é‘lgyrmed. and it takes the utmost efforts
of dragooning by Wilson, Sumner, Wade, Seward
and otherpfbminent Republican leaders, to keep
the flock together. They are bound to'break soon,
, however, and the Republican campfires will go out
; forever, amid the plaudits of the people.
; Mr. Wigfall has got through, and Mr. Wade, of
l Ohio, will~have the floor on Monday next, to which
i time the Senate stands adjourned . Mr. Wade is an
able and fearless men, and will most probably muke
one of the most ultra. s’peeehes that has yet been
made by any man on the Republican side of the
Chamber. He is an ont-and-out Abolitionist, but
in his sentiments is perfectly sincere, which cannot
be said of many of the men who prate about Abo
lition these times.
The Ear/ford. Times hears of large establish.
mom's reducing work. In Bridgeport upwards
of‘ lOQjemployes are out of work, and in New
Hovefi‘2ool). Dunbar’s-hoop skirt factory, at
Bristol, , has stopped Work. The Plantation
Hoe’Company and the Southern Carriage Com
pany, both of Wiuated, have had largo Southern
orders c'ountermanded, -,. v‘ . V .->
' ThelG'reat. Salt. Lake lies at ah 'elevntion of
4,200 feet above the level of them. and i 350.
mile‘s'v'lohgi ’Wliqnjit‘s wagers e'v'upgxfnte, tliey'
léave ii‘dep'osit‘of abodf two inches thick of
saline hunter.
I From the National Intelligent-. 92. V
We have already udverted t 0 the fact that if i
the approaching Conventions which are to be 1
held in Mississippi and Alabama. should pass \
ordinances of secession. declaring their re
spective States no longer ‘members of - the
Federal Union. they would in so doing trample
on their own State Constitutions. .
We find that the Convention of South Carolin o,
in taking this step, would do similar violence
to the Constitution of South Carolina. Article
four of that instrument reads as follows :
N All persons who shall be chosen or
appointed to any oflice of profit or trust, before
entering on the execution thereof, shall take
the following 03th : ‘ I do swear (or affirm)
that I am duly qualified, according to the Con
stitution of this State, to exercise the oflice to
which I have been appointed, and will, to the
best of my abilities, discharge the duties
thereof, and preserve, protect, and defend the
constitution of this State and of the United
States.” .
In the article defining the duties of the Gov
ernor of South Carolina is the following clause :
" The Governor shall be commander-in-chief
0f the army and navy of this State and of the
militia, except when they shalt be called into the
actual service of the United States.”
Now, we need not say that the secession of
the State, it intended to be etfectuated by the
ordinance declaring it. would have for its con
sequence to operate an amendment of the State
Constitution in these respects.
But, by the terms of that instrument, 3
Convention is not competent, with out practicing
a usurpation on the rights and liberties of the
people of South Caroline, to insert any amend
ment in the Constitution of the State. * Amend
ments are to be procured in ccnformity with
South Carolina’s organic law only in the
following method: .
“ No part of this constitution shall be altered
unless a bill to alter the same shall have been
read three times in the House of Representatives
and three times in the Senate, and agreed toby
two-thirds of both branches of ' the whole
representation ;‘ neither shall any alteration
take place until the bill, as agreed to, he pub
lished three months previous to a new election
for members to the House of Representatives;
and if the alteration proposed by the Legisla
ture shall be agreed to in the first session by
two-thirds of the whole representation in'hoth
branches of the Legislature, after the same
_sholl haverbeen read three times, on "three
several days, in each House, then. and not
otherwise, thcsume shall become a pdrt of the:
constitution.” . , ’ ‘
. So long as the organic law of South Carolina
is obeyed, therefore, the Convention will be
restricted from any action which shall havefor.
its efl‘eet ,to __releaae the authorities ~of that
State from the obligation “to protect, preserve, ,
and defend the Constitution of the State and
pf the United States.” And it is in View of this‘
solemn obligation that a’ writer in the-Charlee
ton Courier remarks as follows: “ There is no
prospecc of any violationlof . the Constitution.
Learned, judges, grave chancellore, reverend
clergymen' will sit in that body. Men who,
have at val-ions tiines’Swox-n to God f to'pre‘verve.
protect, and defend the'Constitulio‘n’ "will' not
ina'u‘gurateane‘w State with broken _oaths,”: ‘
A Tamara ron' run Consu'mrlon. —The
triumphant, election, yesterday of Joseph'M,
Wightman to the Mayoralty, is just ground for
congratulatlon. Let its state the facts that
give significance to‘this victory. ,-
' The Republicans, in the _flush of the Lincoln
triumph, made a party nomination ; their can
didate, Moses Kimball, in his letter of accept
ance..put himself squarely on party grounds;
and thus went into the contest. The Atlas and
Bee (Republican) said yesterday of the Repub
lican perty of this city—4‘ By the recent elec
tion it has shown itself to be much» the largest:
party in the city, and should claim and assume
the control of the city affairs. The present
will he as near a straight contest as there can
be until all of the other parties are completely
fused.” The Journal, yesterday, in its appeal
to the citizens, said, “They must see, too, that
any vascillation, any evidence of timidity, any
deprecatory action at the present time, instead
of calming the excited state of feeling at the
South, will only make the secessionists more
haughty and contemptuous, and aggravate
existing evils;_” it expressed the 'belief that
the party which gave so heavy it vote for Lin
coln would not “give the city over to the gov
ernment of the Breckinridge «Democracy ;”
and it nvel‘l‘ed that afiepnblican triumph could
not fail to be regarded as an evidence that
Boston would sustain the administration of
Lincoln. ‘ The Daily Advertiser claimed, and
Well it might, that its candidaterwas “thor-
Onghly identified with‘ the party.” Mr. Kim
lmll is a root and branch Republican if there
is one.
Mr. Wightnmn received a regular nomination
from the Breckinridge, Douglas,'and Bell or
ganizations; and in accepting these nomina
tions. heput himself fairly on national ground.
As such he has been supported by national
voters. The usual appeals of the Republicans
to local passionsnnd prejndices, even the'Jour
nal’: allegation that his success would turn the
city over to the Breckinridge Democracy, lost
their spell for once. .Mr. Wightmcn is tri
umphantly elected. It is a sign that sober
second thought has begun a needed-work in
this oily at least. It is a fit sequel to the
election of William Appleton. Both are Union
victories—pioneers bf still greater victories;
when the deceived people of the North shall
turn upon the political leaders who have led it
'to violations of the public faith and thus im
peril the Union. .
This result is a proof of .a. turn here of the
Abolition tide. It is a victory for the Union,
the Constitution and the country. It is an
earnest of what will be done throughout the
State when _it shall he reanimated with the
comprehensive patriotism of Hancock and
Adams—Boston Past, Dec. 11. -
A SHORT SronY WITH A Mensa—A gentle
man in this city once desired to. hire a house
of apartieular style, in a particular locality;
but after a. search of several months, was still
unable to find one that would suit. At last
his perseverance was rewarded. He discovered
the cabalistic words “ to let” up'on a building
that. pleased his fancy in all respects. The
bill directed him to inquire for particulars at
a house opposite, and with a light step he re
.peired thither, and ascending the staircase,
rang the bell. The servant directed him to
the floor below.
Now it heppened that the (lash-ed house had
long been vacant, andthe lessor had almost.
despaired of renting it,'although he was most
eager to do 80. Under these circumstances, it
seemed certain that the' bargain would be read.-
ily consummated. to the great satisfaction of.
both parties.
The applicant introduced himself to. the
landlord with the following words :
“ Sir: observing that yonder house was to
let, and following directions, I inquired at this
house, on the floor above ; but ‘e servant told
me to apply to you, down in the kitchen here,
and ___—n >
“I beg pardon, sir, this is not a kitchen;
it’s a. basement.” ' .
“ How? I don’t wish to dispute you, sir, but
.1' say it’s a kitchen.” _
“I say it’s a basement. - Haven’t I lived
long enough to learn the difl'erencebetween a
kitchen and a basement '1” f 1
“ It’s not a basement; it's a kitchen;” =
.. I say, it’s a. basement.”
. N It's a kitchen.” ' ,
“ It’s a basement.” ‘ ' = ‘ ' .
“ “Confound you and'your basement; eir [—
You may keep yqurfiq'u’se, eir. ; I’ll not hire it,
sit. No, sir—not if there were up other house"
inthecity.” 4 ‘ ’ ~
' u: 1.1!“1 1, air, wwldlqtletlyou the-house at;
any Fri???“ if you, Were 'Oi‘er-‘n‘i‘flt'uhlfi
i“ value per hoitl‘i: “-G‘oo'd dfiyi airy“; 1?;
Thus in quarreling over a mere ab'straélz‘bn}
in which n'either gained their point, both gen
tlemen not. only defeated the objects they had
I“ heart. but-suffered serious loss.
Perhaps the reader can discover some analegy
between the foregoing and our present poliueul
difiiculliesr—Journal of Commerce.
From California.
New Yonx, Dec 14.
The steamship North Star has arrived from
Aspinwali, bringing the California mai‘s of the
21st ult., and $1,083,000 in gold. Her advi
ees have been anticipated by the Pony ex—
CHILL—The Chilian Congress has extended
extraordinary powers to the President till Sep
tember 30th'. and has also sanctioned the pro
‘ject of sending a Minister to Rome.
The Araucanider Indians, to the number of
two or three thousand, were advancing on the
coast. The Government had sent troops ‘0 OP‘
pose them.
PERU.——The Peruvian Congress had granted
extraordinary growers to the President for the
prosecution of the war on Bolivia. Castella
would be able to raise 30.000 men. The gen
eral impression, according to a letter from
Lima, is that the Peruvians will be whipped.
From Washington.
Wannmu'rou, Dec. 14.
There is good reason to believe that Gen.
Cass intends resigning the position of See
retary of State. Indeed it is reported that the
President has been so informed, but will not
dissuade him from his course. There is no
doubt that'Assistant Secretary of State, Pres
cott, has resigned. . ' -
Neither house 'of Congress is in session to
day, baring adjourned over till Monday.
Sale of Slave Vcssel‘s. -
an Yonx, Dec. 14
The condemned slavers, Storm King and
Triton, were soldat auction to-day; The first.
brought $3,500 'and'the Triton $2,025.
The fiobile Cotton Market.
, a v ‘ Monnn,‘De‘o. 14
Thercotton “Iconic-day amounted to 5,000
bales-"at 9} for middlinga. Thq market is
“elicit”... Vj ‘ ‘,- i
, . The Markets. - , '- .. - .
~ ‘ ..: .‘'. "' ‘ PmAnnmu. Dating":
.l‘lour dull Lt 34.7555 for é'ujr'é'iflne, $5.'2}(a.6.25 aid
$6.37)]; for axtra. And $660315.“ .for>,fli‘milv._nnd fancy.
Eye 1" our“ 5033.62}; and Corn Meals3u33lx . Wheat
(hall at 5120.123 for red, and for white. Bye
68a70c. and 15:17am Corn; old yellow 64mm. and new
waffle. Oats 315.31); o. and We. ‘ Whisky #1943180.
Bunions, Dec 14.
Flour firm ;. Ohio and City Mills $4 75 5 Huwufd Streat
$5. Wheat steady gt :1 10n51.20 for _red and $1.203.
31.42 for new whita. Corn active; new white. and ye!-
low 408.486. ' old 589.600. meiiions-dnll and mom-nil.
Whisky duli at 17xusc.,
‘ » . 5: ‘ NEW-YORK, 11812.14
Flour dull-- sale: of. 6,500 hat-relapulue. Ohio and
Sputhern machined. Wheatdull; quotupi nsnonnal;
atlas of 6 anbnsheln 115$] 05 fox-Chicago Spring; 'Cor V
quiet; sales of 26,000 bushel! M: 654:; for Yellow South
ern. Lard firm It ”(:10)“. Whisky dull and nominal
at 181181. ‘ - >-‘ - " _
Receipt: of Flour, 3,463 bbla.; Wheat, 49,390 his. 3
Corn, 24,995 bus. V -
GE'NER'A 'l'; NE W 3.
; Mrs. Henriettadtobinson, the veiled mur
deress, now‘ at SinglSing, is thus alluded to
by one of the editors of' the Albany Courier,
who has been visiting the State Prison : 'Eni
tering the female department, the accustomed
.eye at once detects the, ehsence of anything
like prison discipline. Convicts were running
about hither and thither, talking and chatting
together in high glee and merry voice. The
notabilities in this department are Mrs. Robin'-
son, the “ veiled murderese;” who, by the way,
was the only prisoner that did'not gaze at the
visitors with an expression of mingled delight
at seeing a strange face, or contemptuous bra
zeness because they were looked at; and Mrs.
Littles, of Rochester, who murdered her hus
band. The former is instantly recognized by
her greatbeauty’, and the possession of intensely
red cheeks, which, .to a city belle, would be of
priceless value; and the latter by a roguish
eye and “irrepressible smile”.
Calm—The following is given as an explana
tion of the case commenced in the Supreme
Court of the United States,‘by the Governor of >
Kentucky. {A test case is to be made of the"
refusal of Governor Dennison, of Ohio, to de
liver up the men Lego, charged with enticing
slaves from Kentucky; ‘Some ,time ago a man
named Lego was indic’t'ed‘in the Woddford Cir
cuit Court for enticing a slave; to escape from
his owner. Lego escaped 'and took refuge in
Ohio. Governor _Magofiin made‘ a requisition
npon’ Governor Dennison, of Ohio, for the ire
turnof the fugitive from justice. Governor
Dennison refused to issue his warrant for the
arrest and surrender of Lego; upon the ground
that, by the laws of Ohio, negroes are not
property, and that he did not recognize tlie‘act
'committed by Lago as an ofi'ence. '
Tan Yourrmrm. MAIL ROBBER.I—The lad
Hudson, arrested .B}, Chicago folj robbing the
mails on the Burlington railroad of some
$15,000, is the son of a worthy clergyman
living near Detroit, and his true name is Camp
bell. He robbed thebage .by affecting to be
asleep on then}, while he was slyly at work
crushing apart the packages inside, and by
working the letters down to the mouth draw
them out one by one. He, never opened a. bag',
and yet once abstracted the entire contents,
leaving nothing but the. wrapping paper and
wine inside, to the great mystificatiou of the
postofice clerks; He oohfesses his sing with
tears and prayers, monepartieularly that. for
the sake of his dear 0111' other his true name
and fate may not. he 195%,}: known.
MONEY Am) Pnonueg ”Accumumtrmo m Cm-
Bnao.—We have stored in our warehouses
enormous amounts of .prggluee, enough at; any
time to keep exchang'efg; ing at g per cent.
But. there is no produsa’iaw ed, no pork packed,
and nothing done to lace it rrency circulating,
because the farm‘ei'fi Mr in fact everybody
else, are afraid o'ffl-the ‘w azard' nothing to
say, there is now tguprst ..Su. us more currency
here than four we'e'r'llm‘i‘l 33‘“ From the city and
. - .mteds -.
country money 18 Qggalike to as fast as n can
be gathered. On thug. RE nt the banks keep
their rate'of exchn' ejfizshigh, in orderto deter
all outsiders as muffififsponsible from sending
in any more—G’hicb‘fig-lflem.
_ Browse or None» Mom—The death Of the
Duke of Norfolk is anhou'hcéd by the last for
eign arrival. The deceased _nobleman was the
14th Duke of Norfolk, fins born in 1815, and
had succeeded to the dukodom only four years
ago. He was a son—in-lfiyv of Lord Lyons. His
son and heir, the Earl 0' Arundel and Surrey,
is 9. boy only 13 years fid. Rev. Dr. Croly,
the well-known author‘dnd preacher, fell dead
in the street, in London'. on the 24th ult; - For
25 years previous to his death-he had been rec
tor of St. Stephen’s. _ Walhrpok, London—a.
living presented to him by Lord Brougham
when Chancellor. He was the author of sev.
eral works, and also edited the workslof Pope
and Jeremy Taylor. : .
When Warren Hostingifivas Governor-Gen.
er'al of India, Major -Roebll'¢:‘k,-. milking an ex
cavmion in the dist-rial; ofßenares, found :1
vault, and in. it movable typ'vea,*placed- is if for
printing, evidently not of n'iedern origin, and
from all the» Majnr oould b‘olleot.;it appeared
probable that the place had‘rem‘nined in the
state which-it was found for‘nt'lenst. one thou
sand years. Paper. we know to have been
manufactured in‘ the East. mefiy centuries before
we‘ held any 'knowleage'lof3it’;'and we have
runny reasons Qtoxhipk ambit-Pg Chinese he'd
been ac‘qnainl'ed" Willi ”the .. mode of ' p‘fixiting
theymowemploy- many centuries beforeanustr
invented it 'inJEprppet” , , '- 'i arr-u
} “§':‘:~..’lv'-:‘A". ‘ "'H‘HJ".
“ ,TheenWflmin‘ton” N. 0.; ‘H‘Wl‘l’m‘ J
_ ”1'? I.3mm, mega” 8.15.316 in Just-city on‘r'l‘yésttllmyfi
f §y§nlhgg wasthe largest gathefifl‘gfof llie‘fiédfii‘e‘
"°.'°rs.mt.&¢§peslgsghare.-m....Strons: Ham womb-3r"
atlofis were "adapted but faulting thaw-1136f."
State Convention, and a Conventidh 'of ti g
Southern States. a
THE Communal: or Luann—The custom.
house returns from Monrovia for the few 135 g
glves the fo'lowing resultez—Expong. $190,~
369 22; imports, $143,858; excess of export.
over imporcs $46,511 22. The main article:
of export are palm oil, eamwood. ivory, gun”,
molasseß, palm kernels. and coffee. There n.
five other ports of entry, Ihe returns from.
which are not. before us. The production of
the above named staples of export. is rapidly
increasing. ' .
BETTER AND Burrsn.—_—We learn from the
Boston papers that in m oflthe seven m'uni.
cipal elections held in Massachusmts on Mon
day last, the Republicans were defenfed, In
Cherlestown the anti-republican ticket. bed 628
plurality; in Roxhnry, 200; _in Worcester (aha
lition hot-bed.) 176; Lynn, 250:' Newbnryport,
443. Total majorities in five cities 1.697.
SHIP anmna.—The un’semed state of the
times will check ship building, 'Jmugh there
are a goodly number of new vessels on the,
stqcks at. 'lhe East. The Bangor Union says
ship carpenters in Maine, who last. winter re
ceived $2.50 a. day, are now working for less
than $l.
The first efl'ect in England of ihe news of
Lincoln’s election wah a. great. falling off in
freight-s at Liverpool.
New ’liimcrtisemenm.
Ann. "XI—IA Gammndious Two-Story I~WELLING
HOUSE, en Second street, bwow Pine ) with wide 8011,
largo Bat: Build n 5, Marble Mantels, in Per- rs, G 3,. in
six rooms, all the rooms just papal-ed and pfiuted. The
second story divided into seven rooms on» of think is
I. Both. This, in connection with the fsctthsfi the house
has just been placed in the most thorough repoir, makes
it one of the most desirable houses in 'he city. Enquire
of E. 11. POLLOf‘K,
Market Square, Harrisburg.
' Also, several SMALL HOUSES for rent. do 'Ldtf
_ ,u' .
7N0.172 unnxnr sqtunx,
NEW 01:01» swam ,
mo cormé. manna. om) nu,
‘ ' » PURE BPIOES, he.
NEW BAISINSV -. . . -.
CURRAN'I'S, ‘ - ‘-
' supremAqnn‘vgnnnx mus, _
Alla, fresh invoiep; qf-GHINA AND GLASS WARE,
with a. fine atmk of L] QUOBS.
The, public are invited ,to call, see price: sud judge for
themu’elven. ' dew-GS: ;
G .R "A; :-N :12 .
-C O N C. EVER T 2
~ j_ WILL GIVE 14”: - ' ’=
“c o N C‘E'R T.,
1’ T. 33,1, N5l- "Sn?! 1 L ,5 ,é ‘
0N outrun}! nvgxmmpncxunnnfiz.
In addition to the performances of the Bundehich
will consist of a. _cboice selection of new and popula
pieces, 9 nu‘mber of talented .Mnsiciana will lendgthok;
aid Professors Run Ind K soon: will preside it tho'
Piano. For particulars see Proglomme. Doors open It
6}; o’clock; Foncertio _coinmence up 1‘” Ticket-. 25
cents, to be had at the Book and magic smwpr of any
of the members of thallium]. flat '
. W HIS KY S , ,
NO. 103 MARKET srnnnr',_
c1912] HARRISBURG. PA. {dam
NO TIC E . -'
Onxcn on THE 1113111531139, Ponrsloum, 111.,10! ’
' nu) LAxcunn RAILROAD-00., 7
. Panamnrnu. Dec., 8. 1860.
A special meeting of the Stockhnldera of the H n.
CASTER RAILROAD COMPANY will he held on Thurs
day, the 21th inst... at 11 o’clock, I m.. at Sims; 1:: Street
Hull (Benson: street, between Sixth and seventh guests”
in the city of Philadelphia, for the purpose of accepting
or rejectingacontract for a more permanent lease of
their road to the Pennsylvania Railroad Compgny.
By order of the Board of Directors, ' 1
A large variety of TETE—ArTETE' SOFAS ABM
RACKS, Gun. Call and examine our stock and prices,“
we mi: 8211 ”low-as can he. bought in the State. . ~
no 41 m '
G 011.” NIJEDAL!
. AT‘TH'E ''_
Wueroom for the crimxnfime'runosm Han-is
burg. at 92 Market street, ’ _
- 00234! k W. K 110031378 MUSIC’ STORE;
arm-1m ALMOND, .. V
smuwimmw, '
Just received and for sale by
1029 » WM. BOOK. 13.. t 00‘
WILLIAM W. ARMSTRONG; Practical Druggist and
chemist, would inform the cmzens of Harrisburg that
he has leased the store room recently occupied by Dr.
Kimbell, and is now prepared to furnish those who feel
disposed to patronize him with pure and unadulterated
Drugs and Medicines, such as you be relied upon. How-lug
had several years experience 111 the Drug sud Preserip.
tion business, he most respectfully solicits a share of
Physicians’ Prescription business. He has also splurge '
and varied assortment of Perfumery, Stationery, kc.—
Also, all of the most popular Patent Medicines of the
day; also, Tobacco, Cigars, Snufl’, km, ofthe best brands;
also, Alcohol, Turpentine, Burning Fluid, 008.1011, &c.
In fact everything usually kept in a well-stocked drug:
store. nolfi-dlm.
Just received by ’ ‘ ' ' ’ 5";
11016 _ ' MMWJDOCK, ank 00, .
CAPITAL AND ”spranuuxu..-...3904,007.51._, ,
1 "3“- ~ , 01'! PfiIL‘ADELPHIAi794 . fl f;
i . 1.1.“. conga-90.311 TED -
‘ .3 CAPITAL AN!) ASSETS....“.....nflflmfi'lfili: “I,
‘ "“1113 sigmgagaeéi "as Jam for mm“ “*1 hm J
aOofipqdibh; will nigh In'm'zranée ugfinat loss or amigo u;
I)! flrgLeither perpet’unlly orjlifiufllh 0" Pmfifiilfi'xi‘;
f'éithu: téwnfil‘ country: . If, .._. , 1 V ~. ‘3_ f w
filial-in; aim: 12:1in TWP“??? Wl3 333591" " '-“'
:«apmiexagigfijx9slmm? " ’ ‘ ‘"'”',“ 2 ‘ .1
U '‘ ' WILLIAM Bunnmn, '
deal—«11ml! Harrisburg, Pt.