Daily patriot and union. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1858-1868, December 28, 1860, Image 2

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    B §§r—(Pitgingly) “Unfortunate Monsieur [
After these ejaculations of mutual compas
sion, a short pause occurs in the conversation.
The gentleman looks at the captivating lady
with renewed admiration. The lady examines
the handsome gentleman with fresh interest.
“It is incredible,” says the gentleman, re
commeneing the‘colloquy, "that a man could be
found so blind, so besotted, as to have delibe
rately abandoned you. Your husband must
have a very singular taste! My wife is far
from possessing your beauty—very for l” .
“I was about to express my astonishment,”
says the lady, “at the recital of your injuries.
My husband is certainly immeasurably in-ferior
—-I mean you are—that is—" ,
The lady grows charmingly confused, and
the gentleman blushes violently. ,
“And what do you intend doing, Madame;
upon your arrival at Florence?” he inquires, l
to change the awkward current into which the l
conversation had drifted. ‘
“What will you do?” demands she.
"It is my purpose to kill the destroyer of
my domestic happiness!” -
I‘And I shall kill my rival!”
“My wife?”
“My husband? Do you then gxpect to re
gain your false wife’s affections ?_ And will you
be less the victim of her treason, when you have
loaded your conscience with a fellow-creature’s
blood ‘3"
“I proppund to you, Madame, the same
questions, with the addition of another. Do
you‘still respect your husband—never, as you
say, having loved him 2'” .
“Oh, no 1 But how about yourself?”
“My case is different. My wife’s elopement
is a disgrace, under any circumstances; but it.
becomes doubly dishonorable if I fail to re
venge myself. The world scorns and laughs
at amen who has been wronged as I have, and
who tamely submits to numerited degradation,
without at least seeking satisfaction from the
guilty woman’s paramour, even if he refrains
from risking his neck by a downright nssassi~
nation.” '
“ ladvise you,” returns the lady. after pa
tiently listening to this argument, “ to trample
under foot the opinions of society on the sub
ject. Consult your conscience, and decide
according to its dictates.” ' ‘
Another pause. The gentleman appears to
reflect. ' '
“ Suppose,” he finally rejoins, " I demend
from you a similar sacrifice 2 . Suppose I sug
gested to you a place of obtaining revenge for
both. without killing anybody ‘2” .
“ How 2” ,
“Well, in the first plug, we Won’t go to'
Florence 1”
“ {cannot return to Paris. Everybody sup-1
poses I have left. to join my husbandin the
country." . »
“For the same reason, it is impossible for:
me, also, to think of retracing my steps.”
" What is to be done, then ‘2” ,_ ‘ -
“ I have a. charming country seatafemmiles:
from Lyons, and shall he enchanted if——-?’
At. this moment the-train came to: ahaltg in:
the Lyons station. .. . ~ -
“ Half an hour stoppage !” shouted the con-2
dnotgr at. the car window. ~ . -
Monsieur B. and Madame C; alighted .to;
..brenkfast. They had not; yettetminated their?
repeat, when the last warning bell, was runs;
and so the twin whirled on to Marseilles mith-z'
outthem. ~ : -
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'Tm‘. telegraph brings us the startling news
ofthe abandonment of Fort Monltrie by the
trbops under the command of Major ANmmsox,
who; after spiking the guns, retired to Fort
Sumpter. Fort Sumpter commands the main
channel in the Charleston harbor, and has
heretofore been wihtout any regular garrison.
Workmen have been employed for some time in
putting itin a con‘clition of defence. The ar
mament consists of 140 guns, many of them
being the formidable ten inch “ Columbiads,”
which throw either shot or shell, and which
hove a fearful range. A large amount of ar
tillery stores, consisting of powder, shot and
shell, have been accumulated at this point.
‘ 0m: of the evils of our political system is
that members of Congress are never elected
with reference to the crisis upon which they
are called to act. The present. Congpesedoes
not reflect the sentiments of the people upon
the diflieuities now distracting the country.—
The Congress which will assemble on the 4th
of More]: next was chosen at a time when the
people rested secure under the belief that the
Uliion' was not indanger. If members of Con
gress could be chosen now, we have no doubt
that men would be elected with special refer
ence to a settlement of the difiicnlties between
the North and South, and that the no-conces—
aionists would not have a show—not even from
the Northern Sthtes. , ~
One of the great advantagesfof the English
system of electing members of Parliament is that
they are always chosen at a time when the issue
is madeup upon some great question of public
policy, and each member is elected with a full
understanding of the side he intends to take.
Members of Congress are controlled by other
considerations than the wishes of their constitu
ents} ‘Particularly at this time will the Be
puiilicen members, who wish to stand well with
the incoming administration and share in the
distribution of its- henefits, set their faces
against concession, because the President elect
has exyressed his determination to concede
What is most needed at this crisis is the op
'portnnity of ascertaining the sentiment of the
people, North and Sonthtby n. free election.
Apithy in the Midst of Danger.
- Mr. Lincoln is described by writers at Spring
field I! very free in conversation about. pre
sent difioulties, and “having a. very low esfi
mate'of them! It was a. man of his size, cut,
compl'ex'ion, style and mental calibre (one 200:
who}!!! boon engaged in splitting rails for the
Ark,) VM’ after seeking in vain to get a. pas
“g, with; Nosl}; 9;: the] “tyremietp day of that
1,655,, rain, bid him “go to thunder with his
as old soot—3t isn’t so much of a storm after
huh” .:' . “ ‘ " ’
; ' fS‘ei‘i’a’rd,‘ we; ,whp‘rsvéiflfgqéfijogah'ess is one of
the mostl dreary things oneafllhnakes melan
choly fun of the futurg‘and says it. will “ blow
“ over in sixty days.“ He commenced being
funny when he was blown overboard at Chi
cago, and his wit is like the whistling of the
wind in a church yard. Yes 1 it may blow over
-—masts andrsails; bulk and crew, all over.
The storm that waits for sixty days to blow.
over, may strew the coasts with wiecks’sfind‘
corpses and stranded treasures. The tieluge
was over in less than sixty days.
Those mock statesmen who think they can
shut their eyes in present danger and wake up,
in sixty days, to the enjoymentmf office, may
have the courage that in slang phrase “ goes it
“ blind ;” but it isthe apathy of an inferiorna
ture. insensible to evils. and not" true courage
that characterizes them.
The secession of South Carolina, even if
followed by a majority of the Gulf States, is
not irremediahle. The danger is that the whole
South will go with them ; ~ and that this will be
consummated before the 4th day of March.—
Meantime Mr. Lincoln refuses to speak, and
his party friends in the Senate and House of
Representatives vote down- every proposition
of pacification and relief. Could apathy be
more stupid or more criminal ‘.’-
Apprehension of Future Aggression: the
Cause of Southern Secession.
The Republicans say that they have no con
cessions to make to the South, because they
have done nothing, and donut intend to do any
thing, inimical to Southern rights and inte
rests. They therefore cannot understand .why
any of the Southern States should rebel against
Republican government, and resort to the re:
medy of revolution against anticipateci usur
pations. Let us see whether thereis any cause
for the wide-spread disaflection among the
Southern States. > _ - , - »
In forming a proper lestimate of the charac
ter and designs of the Republican party, we
throw aside the. generalities of the Chicago
platform and look directly at the opinions 'of
the master spirits of that party—the men who
make em! unmake and interpret platforms. . .
' The first 'object’ of the Republican party is to
restrict: slavery within its pre‘sentlimits, by
prohibiting its existence in any Territory be ;
longing to the United States. All sections of
the party, whether Aholitionists or .what are
called conservative Republicans; agree upon
this point, Slavery musitibe restricted. The.
South must be‘ prohibited from carrying what
they regard as property into the common terri
‘ tory. .7 It makes no dilferencewhether it'is:oon
stitutional or noti—jvhéther'the Supreme Court
has _decideel against 'it'or not—the act must be.
accomplished. ”It-the: Supreme Court stands,
:in the way, the ‘5 Court must be reconstructed;
'All- the barriers betWe‘eu the object and its ac
complishment must be swept away in order
that there may not be another inch of slavei
territory belonging to-the Union? 1 “
All niil agree that this is a fair statement of
the object of all branches: of the Republican
party. Submission to the decision of the Sn
preme Court is theldoetrine of no portion of
that‘part'y, as is manifested'by their expressed
determination to circumscribe the area of sla
very after the announcement of the Dred Scott
decision. .
Now the question naturally arises—What is
the ultimate purpose had in view in thus re
stricting the extension of slavery? Let. us call
Mr. meom (good- .nepublicau authority) -to
the witness stand, and hear his answer to this
interrogatory. In his speech at Springfield,
after having received the nomination of United
States Senator, he said—anticipating Mr. Sew
ard's idea of an “ irrepressible conflict”—
“ A house divided against itself cannot stand. I be
lieve this Government cannot endure permanently half
slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be
dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do
expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all
one thing or allthe other. Either the opponents of sla
very will arrest the further spread of it, and place it
where the public mind shall rest in, the beliefthet it is
in the course 'of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will
push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all
the States, old as well as new, North as well as South.”
- Here we have an explicit answer to the ques
tion, what is the ultimate purpose in preven
ting the spread of slavery, from the'moulh of
Mr meom himself. It is to place the insti
tution in a position where the public mind will
rest in the .belief that it is in-the course of: ul
timate extinction. Then the ultimate extinction
of slavery is.what the Republican party is aim
ing: at. Restriction is one of the steps towards
the accomplishment of that Object.
Now we come to a point' of common agree
ment between the Republicans, who would re
strict slavery, end the Southern people, who
would extend it. The Republicans believe that
if they prevent the spread of slavery and con
fine it closely within its present limits, certain
causes, internal and external, will work its ul
timate extinction. The Southern people assent
to this proposition. They agree that confine
ment will prove fatal to the existence of Sla
very; that it cannot endure without the power
to spread; and that its restriction within‘the
States in which it 'now exists is the first step
taken towards its final extinguishment. Hence
because they agree with the Republicans as to
the result'of their restrictive policy, are they
filled with deep apprehension for the future,
and determined to arrest the first steps directed
towards their final overthrow. . The won- 011
the one side, is against slavery wherever it ex
ists—on the other side, in defence of slavery
where it now seems to be safely intrenched.
The Territorial question is,-on both sides, re
garded as the mere earthworks of the citadel,
which one party is preparing to storm and the
other party to defend. Those who look on With
astonishment, because they cannot understand
why a mere-skirmish for the possession of the
outposts should excite so much commotion, are
unable or unwilling to comprehend the deep
significance of this preliminary battle.
“But we don’t intend to interfere with sla
"‘ very in the States,” say the Republicans.
Perhaps DOt- We do not question that four
fifths of the Republican party have now no in
tention of'disturbing slavery in the States- But
the Republicans are starting a train of causes
Which. in the language of Mr. humans, will
ultimately make this country “all one thing or
“ all the other.” Not that he expects all the
Free States to become Slave, but that, in the
course of time, through the operation of [the
anti-slavery policy of the Republican party,
"allithe‘ slave States will become Free. That is
whuti_Mr. Lm‘com means. That is the ultimate
'eonclus‘lon to which he pointed, And that is
the my conclusion which the South dread,
.and which they lia've 2determined to ahticipat'e
by ,préientive measures-IL . i ’ " ' ‘w j- 1 ’
Accepting, therefore, Mr. luscots’s declare
tions- as the! truegilldltlfltiflw of tile ultimate-ob.
jects of the Republican party, we can see at
om-e why it is that the Southern States are so '
deeply agitated at the prospect of the govern‘
ment coming under his control, and why they
have determined to resist the ultimate purpo- ‘
see of: the Republican party now. ~
Does some one say—“ What right hasthe
“ South to anticipate the future? They have no
“righl’r to presnme that meoimfis administra
“ tion will be hostileto their interests”. We re
ply—What right lied Mr. meomv to anticipate
the future, by predicting a. course of- events
that would ultimately prostrate the' Southern
States? They are only meeting him on his own
platform—only fighting the battle that he has
arranged—éonly waging a conflict of his own
choosing. Let him take up the gauntlet that
he has defiantly thrown down, and then we
‘ may hope for peace. .
Have the Republicans done nothing to create
this alarm at the South? Are they really so
innocent of mischief? They have caused deep
apprehension of the future. Dread of future
evils now prompts_Southern secession. Peace
can only be restored by the removal of this up
prehension—and it can only be removed by
concessions from the Republican party.
" WAsnmq'ron, Dec. 26, 1860.—Congress is
not. in session. .The Senat'e’s Committee of
Thirteen is'busy in the President’s Room, in‘
the north extension of the Capitol, and the Re-
publican members of the House Committee are
in caucus in the committee room of Foreign
Affairs, in the south extension. In each as-
semblnge the following propositions, which
originated with Senator GRIMES, but. were ad.
vocated and‘presented in the Senate Committee
by Gov. SEWABD, have been discussed. They
'are regarded as the ultimatum of the Republi
cans : - ~
' 1. That the Constitution shall never be so
a‘mehdedin’s to permit the interference at the
Federal Government. with slavery in the States,
and that this shall be secured by legislative
enactment. ‘ '
‘ 11‘. That the following Act he introduced into
Congress, and passed: ' - '
1“'Be it'en'aotedxby the Senate and House of
Representativesiof the United States‘of America,
in Congress assembled, That upon‘ the'pro‘du'c
tion of a person claimed as a fugitive from
labor before any court, judge or commissioner
mentioned , inl the act of Congress. approved
September - eighteen, eighteen- bnndred and
fifty, together witlrth’e proof mentioned inithe
sixth. sectionzof=that act; and, upon censiderar
tion thereof,-said "court, judgeor commissioner
' shall'be ’of opinion that it appears thereby that
such person so claimed does oweflabor or ser
vice to the person—claiming him: according to
the laws of any other State or Territory, or the
District of Goluinhia. and escafied‘thereti‘o'm,
the said court. judge or commii'sionet': shall
'l’nak'e 'ontand deliverE to such ela’iinaht "or his
ingent, a certificate stating those facts, and shall
deliver such fugitive to the Marshal 'of the,
United States of the; State; to be'by him taken
and delivered to the Marshal ,of‘ the ‘State
whence the' fugitive is ascertained to have fled,
who shall produce the said fugitive before a?
judge of the Circuit Court'of the United States.
‘ for the last mentioned; State; and it shall he.
the duty of the snidjlidge, either forthwith or}
at the next term of the Circuit Court aforesaid,
to. cause a jury to he‘ empaunelled- and sworn,
to try the issue whether such fugitive owes
service or labor to the person by or on behalf
of whom he is claimgfiand a true verdict to
render according to the evidence; and upon
such finding, the judge or court' shall: render
judgment according to such findingpand cause
said fugitive tobe delivered to the claimant,
or returned to the State where he was arrested, '
at the expense of the United' States.” 4 - ,
111. Congress will'p'ass a resolution, coking
Governors to revise State statutes, to ascertain
if ‘l‘ personalliberty” laws exist, and to request
their repeal, “ as required by a just senseof ‘can
alitutianal obligdtiom, and by a due regardfor the
peace of the Republic.”
.. A fourth proposition, which will enable the
people of New Mexico to enter the Union as a
slave State, is advocated by the more conser
vative Republicans, .but will not, in all . proba
bilty, be adopted. : . - . V
nxnounons-m ALABAMA
The Montgomery Mail publishes the partie
ulars of' the execution at Pine'Lavel,M'ont
gomery county, Ala., on the 16thiinet., of four
persons convicted 'of attempting to create a
servile rebellion. The letter says: ,- _
One white man end: four negroes were 1111113.
The white monfs'name was Roller, and Wage
proved guilty by his brother, who was arrested
,with him, but who afterward cleared himself
by confessing his brother’s guilt. One of the
negroes belonged to Mr. Allen Fraiser, one to
Mr.".l‘erry; and one to the Wright eetate,‘alid
the other is aigliteher, whose master resides in
Montgomery. That the plot is deeply laid, and
of considerable extent, iS'undoubtea'l'y‘ true.—
New revelatioins‘ are Being 3 made daily, and
other white men" have an'aw'ful (loom awaiting
them. v ’ '
An immense mass meeting was held on Mon
day night in New Orleans to'ratify the nomi
nations of the Southern rights candidates for
the Convention. Itwes, it is said, the largest
congregation of every party ever assembled in
that. _city. Cornelius Fellows was president,
and Speeches‘w'ere made by Chas. M. Conrad,
Charles Guyare and others, ndvo‘outing imme
diate secession, amid unbounded enthusiasm.
The Southern Marseilles was sung as the ban- 1
ner of the Southern Confederacy was raised,
amid reiterated and prolonged shouts for South
Carolina and Louisiana. ‘
Hon, Pierre Souls is out with a letter, in.
which he announces himself as opposed to‘
submission to Abolition rule, but. advocates
Southern two-operation. 7 A
' - POSITION or non. JEFF. DAVIS. .
_ As much interestis manifested ie'ge'rdin‘ ‘the
position of ’the‘Hon. 'Je'fifersOn'Dev'is, o'f hfi's’s.’
upon the question of secession, we may remark
that the'Vi‘cksbui'g Sun states that dispitehes
.hav'e r‘etiched there from the whole Mississip‘pi
delegation. including Senators Davis ind
'Broim, advising" imtiiedinte sebession-éthose
_from‘the letter it' represents as halving 'oieulted
a‘ most profound sensation in political cireies.
Ihey’both‘concnr, according to. the statement
of the Sun,‘ in believing that there is no safety
for the South as 'long as she remains in the
‘Union‘, nnd=thg beet course for her' to" pussue:
is to declare her inlmediate separation from the
Northwithou‘t further delay. . .
The‘Hon. George Ashmun, of Springfield,
Mass, who presided over the convention that,
nominated Mr. Lincoln for the Presidency has.
written a. letter to the Hon. R. G. Winthrop,
‘in which he uses the following language : '
* * * “ I say, then, without hesi
tation, that in my judgment the enactments of
our-Legislature w'hieh are‘intended or calculated
toznnp'a'ir the force] and ‘eflfect of the fugitive
slave'aot of Congress are wholly unconstitu
tional and void. ‘ They should never have been
p’eis'sed, end ought not to be permitted to re
main on our statute hook. I flenou'ne’ed- them
when they were firstpnoj acted. and have never
failed. toffeel and‘egpressr n. defenregr'etfthet
“@jrfioffilir teapi'e shOuld have been led, hj'ai‘cts .
of injustice on the: pest 0}" any 019 ml sister
':'St§.tes,'to retaliutelby in' not of indefensiiile
mug on curtailment" * "3* * “Hem
inhoinin‘g hetore'the angugttlfiibune'l of public
opinion, olndfihkinfi for! the‘ met; judgment _'of
the'mivili'zediloflddnd of posterity, strip étir
selves of every impediment which may e‘inbhr
ress us in the conflict. Let Massachusetts
stand erect, conciuus not only of the righteous
ness of her cause, but of her fitness for its ad
Wesnlsorox, Dec. 26.4—1 t is not known, or
believed thatany troops have been ordered to
the forts in' Charleston harbor; nor ’is *it_lhe
present intehtion of the ’administ'rntion to do
so. On the contrary, it is asserted that the
President believes that such a course would
serve to inflame Southern sentiment, which is
particularly to be avoided at the present nio
In relation to the affair at Pittsburg, 12‘s., in ‘
reference to the removal of guns, it is stated
that the manufacturer contracted to deliver
them, upon requisition, at certain points.—
Such requisition was made, and any opposi
tion or restraint in their delivery by the citi
zens of Pittsburg will inure to the injury 01'
the contractor only, should the service earlier
by delay. '
An address or recommendation has been pre
pared by authority to submit to the members
from the border slave States for their Blgu&-‘
tures, requesting the respective States, by enact
ment or otherwise, tolappoint commissioners
to meet at Baltimore on the 13th of February,
for conference in relation to the secession of
the cotton States, and to devise a programme
of action for the border States in 'case of emer
gency. It. is thought, however, that not all
the members will sign it, but still enough of
each delegation to" induce a faVorable response
from the respective States.
The country seems rushing with headlong
haste. into dissolution—revolution—perhaps
civil war, and general ruin. The great body of
the people, it is believed, sincerely deprecate the
occurrence'of even the leasit of these calamities.
If remedyecan be had at all; it is‘plain' it must
come quickly. The machinery of conventions
may prove too slow for the disease, even,rin—
deed, if called under present circumstances
they would not “more embroil the fray.” The
hope from Congress is slender. Our disorders
have been nursed by its divisions; and'antag
onisms, so long‘ indulged, "can scarcely be ex
pected to spontaneously cease and fuse into
harmony. Yet there, at least, must be our.
chief hope, for there alone is a means of holding
out promptly the“ olive branch to the country,
in the shape of suitable amendments to the!
Constitution. - ~ - ' - . » =
. Unable then, for the reason stated, to agree,=
under any impulse from within, yet, doubtless;
their patriotism "would readily yield to legiti-i
mate influences froni without, entitled - to their?
respect, and enjoying that of the whole peo-i
ple. Are there not men wielding such influ-;
ence still left to us—_-wise,'e'xperienced,idisin-g
ten ste'd, patriotic4-representing every interest;
and erery‘ opinion and every ptejudi’c’eyevén of:
the whole country it There are. "They are 'merr
, who have had proof of their-country’s confi-i
, dence, in having beencalledjo the highest of;
all her't'rusts, or in haying been :zealously' sup-‘
ported for such by"gr’eat numbers“ of their;
fellow-countrymen; Tlfey are Martin Van?
Burch,‘-'Jolin‘Tyle‘i-;‘ Franklin Pierce, Millard
Fillmore, John 0. Fremont, John Bell'and John}
C. Breckinridg‘e—and, perhaps the whole peo-';
ple would desire to add, Chief' Justice Tansy;
and Lieut, General Scott. V - -
Who in on the land would say that the fate:
of the; States—for continued honorable Union;
‘if po_ssihle-,—for peaceful, separation; if in‘evi’taé
obleg-eould be reposed mo’re safely thanin the
custody of this venerable‘body' of-‘patriots !—-:
Let Gong'te‘ss‘ftheh at ‘bn'ce ;_summouv‘them to
Washington,'in'the name ‘of the Nation—and
if not Congress, the Legislatures, or the people
themselves call them, as' the‘b‘est' pilots: aro‘
- called in time of storm; to the’helln, without
enquiring for their - commissiOns—conv'oke‘
them, like’ the Amphicty‘onic' council“ ’oi' the
Grecian States of old, as a Grand Council; to
consult of the common good and commerr safety
- of the Republic—and 'adopt'thc‘recomm‘enda
tions in the shape of amendments to the Con
stitution to be ratified by the 'Statesé—‘if they
can’agreo on any. And if they cannot agree,
let them then consider, and recommend to the
country, the terms, and mode in Which the,
States that'choose' may best separate from the
Unidn, and resume their ‘ independent sover
eignty. Only good, in any event, could come
out of their counsels, even if, alas! “the
Flower. Safest? sentences—Richmond Whit;-
‘PAnriCilLKns.—Wasnmcrox, Dec. ne.—J's:—
therrévelatioii of facts connectedirith'there
cent (and on ; the government shows that
Messrs. Russell, Majors St 0023 contract has
two years 'to run yet. The alleged acceptances
of the Secretary of War are said to consist of
mere menio’randa stating that so much money:
would be due on the execution of certain service
under the contract. for the transpartation of
army supplies; which Mr; Russell had from;
timeto time used as collatéi‘al security in bop:
rowing money. Such memoranda. or certifi
cates 'have‘heret’ofore: been ‘given by other De
pnrtméhts tinder like circumstances. ~ ~
.»Mr. Bailey, in‘ his letter of confession to the?
Seeretin‘y ofthe-Interior; s’ays‘ no oflicer’ of the
governmexit had any complicity or the slightest
knowledge ef‘lhe» fact of his having abstracted
the bonds; and that it was confined to the per
sons implicated, and heretofore gained.
The bondsmenmf Bailey surrendered him
today, andhe is’now in jail. 'As to , the bail
required of Russell, it having been agreed to
[take -$200;000 outside the jurisdiction-of the
court,£ Senator Green and Representatives
Woodson abd Barrett, all of Missouri, ‘havfe
ggone his security-for this amount. The remain
ing $300,000 is beingmade Up by citizens of
Washington. ._. _ . y, a,
PHILADELPHIA mm Bnmm‘onn Osman
[human—On Saturday last: the formal open
ing of this work to'Oxford, Pa", '5 distance of
forty-eight; miles from Philadelphia, took place.
A large excursion party. from Philadelphia
participated ‘in the celebration. OxfOrd is but
fourteen miles from the Susquehanna river,
to construct a bridge which willfrequire over
$200,000. ‘The roadie already graded eight
miles this side of Oxford. .
Venom! Psnsomu. LIBERTYVBm.—-I_t has
alteadyll‘he'enisteited that the‘Verniont Legisla
ture, it its lete'".ee'ssion, referred the subject
of the proposed repeal of_ the personal liberty
bill of that State to the commissioners on the
revision of the ststiites‘fo'r' their opinion. - It is
rumored that the commissioners will advises.
repeal, and that Governor Fairbanks favors
this action. ' v - ,
Dunn or REV. J. H. INGRAiim—Il. is stated
by telegraph theflß'evfiJ. H. Ingmhm, of Holly
Springs, Miam; who has I,".‘infi in' an extxfemely.
critical eonfiitiom {en'some times past, in éonse
quence 61‘ 'en' weidéntel whund by a'. 'pistel ehot,
died on the 18th instant; The deceased was
the author of several works-
A complimentary dinner- has been- tendered
to the. seceding members of' Congress from
South Carolina? by some of' the feeding citizens
of Richmond, to take place on Wednesday
evening n'extf‘ ' '- _ -' '
A “Dmmuon” run run Umun ‘ Stuns.—
The Manda, u‘jdurnal of Paii's,’thinks that a.
dictator is needled to set the United States fight,
and recommends Capt. Bonaparte, formerly of
Baltimore, for the office. ' '
STATna.—Steen Anderson De Bills, for‘xiierly
'i‘e'sidéfit'miiiiéfér 6fDénniai-k' neai'flié gsvém:
museum iUdiLed States, died in Brussels on
the 28th ult., in his 80th year. -. ' 3
;_sts‘l.j'n Bimini—The gsy‘ ladsl'hh'd" lssses
waltz and pdlka on skates in theLCentral Park,.
N. Y. A Miss Wilson is considered the ;«$3135
agd 1t is avemd that she mn- dmible shuffle
thh her skateseon. ». .7" '
anxnsj. Mpi‘ffiu.—Mrl. Eliza. P. quney, s
Miniquh'Ql-ftfié'Society of Friends. (mdm! of
thev‘la'té Joseph John Gumbyyof Howey,
Emma» pimhéui’un impressive sermon In
Boston a few evenings ago.
Special Displtch to the Patriot and Union.
‘ ' ' I’H‘ILADE'LII'IIA, Dec. 27.
‘ Fort-Moqlgrie has been abandoned and all
the gun's -'splk’ed. All the forces hue been con
centrated 3t 'Fort- Sumpter. - ~ P.
[To the Associated Pram]
BALTIMORE, Dec. 27, woof—A specinl dis
patch from Charleston, dated this morning, to
the American office, states that the Government
troops haveabandoned Fort Moultrie, having
first spiked the guns and retreated to Fort,
Snmpter, commanding the harbor. This is
from a reliable source. ' .
CHARLESTON, 'Deo. '27.—Fort Moultrie wu
last night evacuated by Major Anderson, who
first spiked the guns. It is now being demol—l
ished by fire. ‘.Only' four soldiers were left in
charge. The troops were all conveyed to Fort
Sumpter. The movement has created intense
excitement, and the Convention is now in se
cret session. V -
Cnsnms’rox, Dec. 27.——Ha1fpsst=12 o’clock.
Major Anderson states that he evacuated Fort
Monltrie in order to alloy the discussion about
that post, and at the some time to strengthen
his own position.
Cnsnnns'rox, Dee. 27.——1 o’clock—Civptaain
Foster. with '9. small force, remains at Fort
‘ Moultrie. ' Several military companies of this
‘ city have been ordered out, and a collision is
not improbable. . - .
Cnsnnnsros, Dee. 271—1; o’clock—The
latest reports from Fort Moultrie state that it
is only the gun carriages that are on fire; It
is certain that the guns were spiked, and it. is
‘_rep‘ort‘ed theta train has been‘laid to blow up
the Fort. The letter is, however, doubted.—
The excitement and indignation of the popu
lace is increasing. - '= ' ‘ _ 1 '
A Washington dispatch to the New York
Times says : ‘ ‘ ,
All hands expect a conflictrggend feel greatly
admitted at the prospect,.because theira’nnmhers
are so small , They hope the Government will
do’ =somethi’ng' to aid them—if not, they will
defend the fort to the best of their ability.
‘ V:Ssr{ars.”—-A_jliiuniber of petitions. were pre
sented. Mr. Rice presented a resolution, and,
asked for its reference to the select conn‘ni'ttee
of thirteen. It was so referred without read
ms- _
.Mr. Green (Mm) called for the order of the:
day, being ‘the consideration of merritorial
business. The bill reported by the committee
on Territories to provide 'for ' the Territorial
government-of Arizona, &c., was taken up.
Mr. Green (Mm); explained that the bill:
was in the usual roman-a there was nothing.
objectionable in it. There was a necessity for
a Territorial government in that section of the: ‘
country. x .. .’.;i ‘. : ‘
Hosea—Mr. Stevens, of washingtoii Te'rria
tory, rising to make a: personal explanation,
read from a Boston dispatehhi‘n~ whi'eli, it is;
stated that it appears ,on invjé‘s'tigation'thatlthe}
Indian trust'bonds :were tastelen for the use 'Ofi
the Central Br‘eekinridge Clhb,‘_dn’fing the'late"
Presidential eleetion;.etc. ‘ f -~ ' ' '_
Mr. Morris '(lllzrose to equation of order,;
say'ing’ithatiith'as' eretot'orelbeen decided that;
i newspaper article is not a privileged qnesfion.;
Mr. Logan (111.) said his colleaglle (MriM’J
Clernand) a few days ago asked permission to
read an extract from anewspaper published in
Illinois. witha view'of aipersonal explanation,
jbut-thefipeaker ruled it out of order.
, The fipeaker expl'ained‘that'in that base per
mission'was'asked as a privileged Questionmut
in this 'asa personal explanation;~to‘which' no
"objectionzwas interposed. There’was a differ
‘enc'e between the“ two cases. ' ' ' ' ‘ ' -
Mr; Logan.¢My colleague was treated in an
indifferent manner; f ' ‘ " t
The Speaker.—l am' sorry if that is true.
Mr. Houston (Ala) raised'apoint of Order,
that this was not either a privileged question
or apersonal explanation. It does not street
the privilege of'nny member; -
. Mr. McClernand.-‘-I was out of the other
day; unfiene‘r'ohsly, it is true; but the'example
is not worthy of being-followed.» - I appeal to
my colleague (Mr. Logan) to withdraw his ob
jectibn. - ‘ - _
Mr. Stevens resumed, {and again "read the
dispatch, andalso‘fro'm the New York World
of Dec.‘24th, in 'which' it"is stated that the
robb'ery'of the Interior Department has caused
some speeulation at W‘séhihtbn‘; and-is thought
by some. who are deemed» au-fm't, that‘the de—
fnlcation of the bonds=lias 'been going on since
the Presidential campaign, and that the Brecki
inridg‘e Club and Secretary Cobb'khew exactly
how these securities were =to be usedvzand’for
what purpose, and that these bonds were de
posited as collateral to raise money on behalf
of the Breckin‘ridge Club. ' ‘ ’ - .
Mr. Stevens said his attention had been calléd
to those dispatches last evening; ' They seemed:
to be -a matteref sufiioient consequencemto
meet theiatt'ehti'dn of "the' Holise.‘ It washis
fortune to be the Chairman orlthe Breckinridge
Club, and he did his entire duty according ta
his best ability in the premises. His heart was
in the business, for he believed that he was
this striking a blow'for' the honor of the coun
try'aud' the'pei’petuity of our institutions; but
this was a most _false and calumniou‘s aspersion
on the integrity of the Club. Although he
might bejunkhowh‘ to 'fa‘me, for twenty years
he had gone through many perils and faced
death in the discharge of _his" duty. He re
peated, in' the presence of men who knew the
facts, who had seen him in‘ the valley of Mexico
when in the" {fan of vieftbi-i'ohs"legions_ he did
his part to" ‘plant our bauiiei'sr’o’n the’palaoes
of the Mon‘temfliasfl He‘“bbfl:'efth‘e wounds of
serviée which had phjSieally’ broken him down.
He had, ‘in the 'g're'at Nofth 'West,-'faced our
most savage foe, and on 'th'e'Paeiifc had exerted
his utmost: energy 'to make the wilderness
blossom as the rose. ‘
Soilth Curdlmg 'Cénvelgiloll.
Tflq Cbn‘vziéntion met this morning, and after
prayer, the calling of the roll, and reading the
J onrnalg Hid President stated the reason why
the ordinance passed .yesterday ,did not appe‘ar
in the Journal. ~ - ‘ '
.- ' MrlMiddleton immediately moved to go into
secretaessio'n. ' - - - r‘ ‘
ME De"'l‘renille‘hried éto Bfin‘g-‘for'ward‘ ‘emhe
res'oliitiqfisg endic‘dm'm'e‘noed ‘reidinra's fo‘ll’dws:
"'Rébo'lziéflé That the’va‘éfiioi- of South Carolina
be authorized nnd‘réque'stga' t'o’mke‘lio‘sae'ssiOn
bf‘Fdfi-V'Mfiifltfie,” ‘iwhen’ he wis‘iflfle'irupfe'd =b'y
‘a-défii‘and that the ‘in‘ot'ie‘n fo’i'ib' seoiefee'edim
had precedence. The Convention "then went
into s‘eei'et ’ses‘si'on. _ '
Arkansas United State; finitely ', ,
WAsmmmox, Dec. 27,—Ne‘wsiha‘s b‘eeh‘fre
ceived: from: Little Rock,‘that. on the 20th may,
Dr. Mitchell w'as 'ele‘cted to. £56 UnitédEStait'el
Senate by' the Arkansas Legislature, by a, in».-
j‘oritx of five. He is_said to be an immediate
secessionist. .' : A _ .
Failuljo of 11. Bpitbn Firm.
_ ‘Bos'rox, Dec. 27.
The failure ofMéési-s. Sprague, Mann &Co.,
is annduh'cpm _‘ Ligbilities $50,000.
Néiin ”’Mnmiatmiffifh.
City 3nd Water Tax is nqtflpaid. on or before the In of
luxury, 1891,11)“ therewm beam ADDITION or
run: anemia. “:31; had algfivtzzer shuns with.
out 91. . 9, 9,1? ._9 9m__ .. ‘.‘.}..{sw '
d ’1 By ..V . Ann; But. .ao_ll‘edtb‘r'. ‘
dean-53t- * Sign ifieot,‘ (bui- iodn bdou‘r Filbert
; Jomwanownn
....ME..BGHAN-T alga-mm,-
E”!°'!°L“‘°fi 9: 22.5 «.53 ;~- 5 's v
60 MA‘R‘K‘ET, ‘é’f " “"‘1
What: he 111‘ ha planned to EeEiFifi Elena -
W-Asn’mamox, Dgg; ’27;
Cfimmsmdfl, Dec. 27
nos 1. Be it ordamed by. the Common Council of ‘22.
City of Harrisburg, That if any person or persons (2 9
cept on military occasions, shall the on“ any gun, pin“
or fire-arm, or shall at any time sell or cause to be so!”
or shall fire 0E any squib cracker or other ““nod’
once in the nature of a squii) or cracker, within the 1; y
its of the said city, he, she 01‘ they, upon comic“?
thereof before the Mayor or any Alderman thereof. shsfi
forfeit and pay for each oilence the sum of one dolls: for
the use of the City: Preceded, That this section 31,,"
_not be construed so as to prevent or prohibit the “1,0,
casting, throwing or firing squlbs, rockets, or other an
works on the 3d and 4th days of July of each and ever
year, (Sundays excepted.) y
Secs-ms 2. Be it further ordained by the autism,
aforesaid, That every householder, tenant or men is”
of any dwelling-house or shop with in the City filialll
cause each and every the occupied chimnevs and, "0'
pipes in his or her house or she , respectively, to be
swept at least twice in each anti 7 every year, and not
having been so swept, if any fire should occur therein
so as to bless out at the top. the person occupying th
same shall pay a fine of five dollars, one-half to the in“
former and the other half to the use of the City. -
Scones 3. Be it further ordained by the out/writ
aforesaid, That the practice of burning shavings [mg
or other inflamable matter in the streets and alleys my;
projecting of stove-pipes through roofs, sides and 'emli
of buildings, the smoking 01 lighted pipes and Cigars in
and near barns and stables, and carrying 1i glued candles
in or about stables or barns, except in lanterns he.
and the same are hereby, severally declared unlawfiil ’
Batman 4. Be it further ordained by the authority
aforesaid, That If any person or persons shall be found
disregarding the provisions container] in this Oldinance
and being thereo canvtctl'd before the Mayor or any of
the Aldermen of said City, he, she or they shall foyfeit
and pay for every such oflence 1110 sum of five dollars to
be recovered as other fines are made recoverable by the
ordinances of said City, _
Seems 5. Be it further ordained by the authority
aforesaid, That if any person or persons from and after
the passing of this ordinance shall wilfully or designedly
raise or cause to be raised any false alarm of fire, and
shall be convicted thereof before the Mayor or any of
‘ the Aldermen of said City, such ofl'ender or offenders
shell for every such ofi'ence forfeit and pay a penalty or
‘ not less than live dollars, nor more than twentv dollars,
‘ to he recovered under the provisions of the Charter of
‘ said City—the one-half of said fine or penalty to go to
, the informer, and the other half to be paid into the City
1 Treasury for the use of said City.
‘ Ssorrol 6. Be it further ordained by the authority
aforesaid. That each fire company belonging to the City
shall nominate annually, and by and with the consent
of the Council, appoint three of the members of said
fire company to act as a special police force, without
compensation, whose duty it shall be, in case of fire, to
exercise all necessary authority to preserve order and to
prevent property from being destroyed, stolen or carried
away without authority .
Scenes I'. Be it further ordained by the authority
aforesaid, That the persons nominated and appointed,
as provided in the preceding section. shall conformtoall
the police regulations now in force in the City. and shall
be under the control of the Mayor, who shall ave power
to suspend or remove for misconduct or negligence any
one or more of the persons appointed as aforesaid, and
appoint others in their placenutil the next meeting of
Council ' , .
fireman 8. Be it further ordained by the authority
agoresaid, Thatall ordinances. heretofore passed upon
1: a suhjec’ts embraced within the provisions of this or
dinance be, and tiresome are hereby, repealed.
" "-' ' ' D‘WGROSS.
, President of Common Council
Passed Decemborll 1860.
attest—DAVlD l-Issms, Clerk,
Approved Dec. 26, 1860,
_Bei‘t ordained bums Common, Cogent! of the City of Har
risburg, That if any person or person: shall, molly
manner, wilfully, negligently cnoarelesely breelk, injure,
defece’or disturb any 0 the go's posts or lanterns, pron,
of the,fixtureltheifiofbelonging to the said city, or any
private lantern, post or light, belongingto anytindividuul
or association ,or 4233139 the some to he done, he, 5.119 or
they no oficnfln%‘thejr‘gxdereer'ebefitoreflhlll, on con
yictiontliqreot, e‘ljore .the Mayor 'or one of the Alder
man or ma Gity,“b‘e‘fin‘ed in any sum not 1939 um. 57,
dollars, nor, more thou twenty-film dolloretfor each and
' o‘very o_fl'ence. '-,- ‘. ' .
final-1011 2.‘ Amigos itfurthuordeinutby tin authority
aforesdid, That if‘ahy 'p'ereon or persons (not duly eu
thorized) slnll light any of the aforesaid public lantern,
or shall extingniahthe some, (otter having been properly
lighted by the person appointed for that purpose,) or
ehall in any manner, interfere _with the, oppropriate Ind
,lewfultnseof the "seine, m: 'of onyfrivote lantern. post
or light belonging to my individua or “loci-tion, every
, such person or person! sojolfendingmr aiding, or nbet
tingiaoéh oflen’der shell; on. :c‘envictlo‘n thereof, before
the Mayor or my of the Aldermen of ma City, Defined
in any mm not less than live nor more than ten dollerl
for every such ofl’ence . D. W. GROSS,
‘ ' President of Common Council.
Passed December 20, 1860.
Attenti—Dnln HARRIS. Clerk.
Approved December 20, 1860., >
dens-ltd. . ; WM. 11. KEPNER, Mayor.
RIVER SUSQUEHANNA.—Sncnou 1. Ba it ordained
b ‘the ammo?! Council of the City of Harrisburg, Thst
{gallon be;.efid it is hereby, mode the duty of the Super
visors or Street Commissioner, for the time being, end
heir: sneeessors _i_n ofliee, or. eithe; of them to consult
thekbonrgig', shingles, postal rails and laminar of every
description £ll»..me be placed egfthe low {ground 1 in;
ending? hetyeep Front street em; glue river Susquehan
ns, in d Gityuto he remoysd,_u.ml .to cause the said
grand to lye-kept free and clear of my__incumbnnee
[whatsoever (so that the samebehe‘re'nflger used, as origi
nulbrjntenaed, fo; 9. sheet sudjslsee sf gumie landing:
Provided, nepetlhglzsg, That in times 0 high water it
my be lawful for my person or persons, then agents or
assistnnts, tweenpy any part of said ground (which may
he went) w: h their lumber or produce for a term not
. exceeding fifteen days at my ope time, when the same
must: he removed. , _
SECTION 2. Be it further ordained by the‘autho'rity
aforesaid, That it shall he the duty of the Chief Police
constable, from the first day of March until the first day
of November, in each gent, to visit the beach or shore
of the mid river, opposite this City, at lea'st three times
in every week, ind permit no raft or ark to lie in the
lending fromiLocust street to _the‘lowen end of the City,
m any trading beet'or fletlongei' then fifteen d'nyl at any
one time ; and if any owner or person having the care
of such craft orvlumber shell neglect or refuse to take
them: nwny,’ in said time, shell, for every such delin
quency, forfeit and pay one dollar per day and the said
property shall ‘be held responsible for the fine until the
moneybe pnid to the Chief Police Constable, who, having
received the some, ehallforthwith payit over to the City
Treasurer. ‘ '~ ,
Secs-ms 3. And be at further ordained by the authority
aforesaidg, That if any person or persons, their agents or
assistants, shall continue in the use or occupancy agony
part of the ground mentioned in the foregomg sections,
and contraryto the provisions thereof, he, she or they
so ofl'ending, sud being thereof duly convicted before
the Mayor ’o': one of the Aldermen of said 01.12%, shall
forfeit endpey. for every such ofl'ence not less t _ m fiye
dollars, nor more than twenty dollars, for the use of said
City, to berecovered before the Meyer or one of the Al
dermen of said cit ,hsviog taken'lcugnizance of the of
fence; together wig: 'sll costs and charges that may ne
cessarily arise to the Supervisors ”Street Commissioner.
or either of.them, in having the same. removed ;. sud If
the costs and ohm-gm;g as aforesaid, shellnot be paid by
the owner oi- o‘wn'er‘s of the property removed, on store.
said, upon demand moderthen, end in that case, it shall
and may be lawful for the Supervisors or Street Com
missioner, or either of them, to sell at public vendue,
on five days’ notice, so much of said property as may pro
duce a sum in ass]: equal to the amount of the costs and
charges, and returning the surpluzéif any) to the owner
or owners 011th. property so? as ore-old. V ,
sum-ms 4. And be itfurth ordained by the authority
qforcsaid, That if any person or persons, their agents or
abettors, shall resist the-Supervisors or Street Commis
sioner, or in any manner prevent them, or eitherof them,
from discharging the several defies hereby enjoined, he,
she or they so offending, end being thereof convicted
before the Mayor or one of the Aldermen of said (my,
~shell be subject to a fine not exceeding onehundred dol
lars, at the discretion of the Mayor or one or the Alder
men ot said City. snd shall moreover be liable to one}!
other punishment as may be provided by the laws of this
Commonwealth for similar ofl'ences.
. _ - D. W. GROSS,
V , ' H President of Common Council.
Pulsed December 20 186 i). ,
Aunt—Dun: lhnms, Clerk.
Approved this 27th December, 1860. . . .
deZS-dlt.- ' WM. 11. KEPNER, Mayor.
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