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of th e . proposition of Mr. Woodson, of Missouri,
having for its foundation that, a separation
being inevitable, a reconstruction of the Union
upon the southern basis is the only solution of
the pending political, question. It is reeom•
mended that the slaveholding States should
withdraw, taking the present constitution, with
additional clauses explanatory of the true in
tent and meaning, as expounded by the Su
re:lase Court in the .Dred Scott ease; upon
'which it is supposed New York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, lowa and New Jersey
The argument is the remaining States would
Necessarily be formed into two distinct con
federacies—those of New England forming
one, and the Pacific States the other—all co
operating under the present constitution of the
United States, with such modifications •as
would adapt it to their respective peculiar so
cial systems and public sentiments, thus form
ing a league or confederacy uniting the differ
ent sections in all the essential powers and
purposes of national defence and international
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Anno Domini 1861.
The events which usher in the year 1861 ate
anything but auspicious of a peaceful and happy
termination. Before the close of the year upon
which we have just entered revolution and civil
war may_leave many deep soars upon the Na
tion. Who, as he looksforward to the close of
the year, does not hope that its record may not
be written in blood? Who does not wish that
the Union v under whose benign influences we
have grown to be a great and prosperous Na
tion, may be perpetuated in eetiee during many
generations ? Who would not yield something,
sacrifice some opinion, modify some cherished
belief, rather than that the dark night of revo
lution should obscure the glory of this Confed
eracy ? Must the year 1,861 witness such a
dearth of patriotism in the country that it can
not be preserved from destruction ?
Our Country Batiks.
The practical effect of suspension in the
cities (brought on by a political necessity) has
been to give ease to the business community ;
the banks generally discounting their receipts,
and keeping up their line of discounts. Among
the country banks, however, a contrary result
has been experienced ; a large reduction of
discounts being made, and a consequent strin
gency in business. This has grown out of
their continuing, since suspension, to redeem
their notes remitted by Philadelphia banks and
brokers per exchange. While the banks of
such important centres of business as Baltimore,
Pittsburg, &c., have refused to furnish ex
change for their notes, the Pennsylvania
country bank notes have been sent in from all
quarters to Philadelphia, and thence home for
redemption. To stop this drain on their re
sources, and to enable them to meet the wants
of their customers, instead of denying them, our
country banks have recently decided not to
remit for their notes sent up from Philadelphia
until the business of the country will regulate
the exchanges, now varying from 1 to 10 per
cent. from Baltimore - westward. The suspen
sion in the country was brought about by the
city banks, and if these do not furnish exchange
between themselves, there is no good reason
why country banks should make exchange for
the cities—especially if in doing so they weaken
their resources and injure business accommo
dations at home.
Wine and War.
Last Friday night a dinner was • given in
Philadelphia to ,the "Working Members," as
they are called, of the "Peoplu Party" to the
number of three hundred, who, after they were
warmed-up to a fighting point by liquor, were
in a proper condition to applaud the most vile
and incendiary speech of that vile and incen
diary speaker, JOHN HICKMAN. His remarks
were intended to•promote a civil war. He de
nounced all compromises and efforts at corn
promiee. He reiterated the opinion that there
is an eternal antagonism between freedom and
slavery—and advanced the doctrine that there
could be no truce between them. [Was not the
Constitution. a truce?] "As long as the free
" sentiment of the North shall invade the ter
" ritory of the South, so long the South will
"have complaints"—and so long the South
ought to complain, say we, and says every man
who is not in favor of invading the territory of
the South. It is just such men as HICKMAN
who have brought the country into its present
difficulty, by declaring that the territory of the
South shall be invaded by free sentiment, in
the shape of Abolition documents and emissa
ries, and then threatening to subdue them by
force if tliey threaten to resist influences which
are designed for their ultimate destruction.
The old threat of subduing the South with
the eighteen millions of the North was again
repeated with fresh animosity. Now there is
a certain degree of respect attached to a man
who threatens and at the same time exhibits
that personal courage necessary to carry his
threats into execution. But a man who re
peatedly brandishes eighteen millions of people
over tha hiad i s of eight millions, and afterwards
permits i ons of the eight millions devoted. to
destraction.to administer personal chastisement
to him, itiVertifillY not compounded of the ma
terial of lterim are made. He may be
vallimit,,after,parbihing freely of cham
pagne, and may _excite= morel courageous na
tures :to expose , themselies-tefdanger; but his
pais/Matti:oy bin contempt and
derision when he repeats this impotent threat.
A man who vapors so much about fighting
should be willing to expose himself to danger.
The report of this orgie, says that "the ap
" plause during Mr. HICKMAN'S remarks was
"at times deafening. When he uttered the
"sentiment of 'no more compromise' the shouts
"were tremendous; glasses rattled; cheers
"rang confusedly up ; the whole house stood."
In other words the whole company were excited
with courage and champagne.
Other speeches were made by the leaders of
the Republican party of nearly the same tenor
as that of Joins HICKMAN, after which the com
pany- dispersed to sleep off the effects of the
large doses of whisky and valor administered
The Legislature of Pennsylvania assembles
on this first >day of January, 1861, under the
most important circumstances. Never was there
a period in the history of the State when more
momentous questions were presented to the
representatives of the peoble for their deter
mination; and never was there a time when
greater prudence, wisdom and patriotism were
demanded to guide the State in an emergency
which threatens to plunge the country in an
archy and civil war. Pennsylvania cannot re
main neutral in this conflict. Her interests and
attachments are inseparably connected with the
Union, and she should put forth all her exer
tions to maintain and preserve the Union as it
was formed. The motto which her early states
men inscribed upon her banner—"Fouaded by
deeds of Peace"—should be both admonition
and instruction to those who now control her
destiny. A hasty or rash step taken by her in
this emergency might act as the spark to a
magazine. and light up the flames of civil war
over the whole country. No man can contem
plate such a disaster without shuddering at the
fearful consequences, and praying that they
may be averted. , Itshould be the policy of the
Legislature to exhaust every peaceable remedy
before taking any steps looking towards an
armed conflict. The position 'which Pennsyl
vania holds as the Keystone of the Federal
Arch, and the well-known moderation of her
people, peculiarly fits her to act as a mediator
between the sections of the Union which are
now upon the point of entering upon a deadly
fratricidal war. Her first duty is to examine
her own statute books and erase from them any
law calculated to interfere with the rights
guaranteed to citizens of other States by the
Constitution. This duty should be performed
in a fraternal, and not with a grudging spirit
—conceded as a right, and not granted as a
special favor—done as a friend generously
yields to a . friend, and not with a—" There,
"take that, if it will satisfy you. It is more
" than belongs to you." If the objectionable
features of the aot of 1847 are repealed, (and
there are objectionable features in that act,
the State will thereby place herself in a posi
tion where her appeals will be heeded by the
border Southern States, which 49W hold the
fate of the Union in their hands.
The party which has undisputed control of
both branches of. the Legislature can take an
independent course if they are so disposed.--
They were elected as belonging to an exclusive
Pennsylvania organization, which was some
thing separate and distinct from the Republican
party; It wit' regarded as unpopular in this
State to declare openly for the Republican
party as it existed in otheiStates. Hence the
name of "People's party" was adapted to this
Meridian, and, as members of this party, a
majority of the members of this Legislature
were chosen. Of course we never believed in
the reality of this third party, regarding it
as a sham, a gull-trap for innocents. But it
was regarded as important by our opponents in
he campaign, as was proved by the tenacity
with which they clung to it, and , the care with
which they avoided the appellation of Republi
can.. The professed members of this party may
now prove it a verity—an actual, living organ
ization, independent of Republicanism, and
impress upon it a separate and distinct charac
ter by giving it a separate and distinct history.
And this can be accomplished by refusing to
co-operate with the Republicans in resisting
any compromise, any concession, for the sake
of averting dissolution and civil conflict, and
by proposing some reasonable settlement of the
difficulties distracting the Nation. The "Peo
ple's party" of Pennsylvania, may lead to
peace or they may follow to war. A peace
proposition from them in their official capacity
would break the obstinacy of the Ultra-Repub
licans, and compel that party to agree to a
settlement; but by taking the other course, and
pursuing the do-nothing policy, the "People's
"party" will resign its fortunes to the current .
and drift into obscurity.
The questions relating to our national diffi
culties are so absorbing that they'cast into the
shade other important questions upon which
this Legislature will be called to act. The
election of a United States Senator always
makes the Legislature the arena for the strug
gles of personal ambition. The prize is now
clutched at by many eager bands. There is
Gov. POLLOCK, with a strong odor of Know-
Nothingism clinging to him;but with a dispo
sition to be moderate and conservative in his
views. There is Trim:mem STEvass, the worn
out champion or every ultra and detestable ism,
still bitter and vindictive, and still hungry for
office. There is Devia WILMOT, with a name
expressive of the commencement of the anti
slavery crusade, demanding his reward at a time
when the bitter results of his policy are about
to be demonstated in disunion and bloodshed.
There is MORTON Mlficuasx., shrewd, oily,
plausible, representing conservative Republi
canism tinctured with genteel, old-fashioned
Whiggery, struggling to distance his competi
tors. And there is a host of lesser lights who
have all rendered some service to their party,
and are emulous of an opportunity to serve the
State and country. Who is to be the fortunate
man a short time will disclose.
The 'Wheeling (Va.) Union, a Democratic
journal, expresses the belief that there is no
foundation for the rumor that an attempt will
be made to disrupt the State of Virginia in
can o f her accession to the projected "Southern
Confederacy." It says there are undoubtedly
objectionable features in the present State Con
stitutionnf Virginia, but this is not the time to
In accordance with the recommendation of
the President, Gov.
Morgan, of New. York, his
issued a proclamation for the observance of the
4th of Janus ibex of . fasting and
LATTER FROM WASHINGTON.
Correspondence of the Patriot and Union
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 1860.
DEAR PATRIOT':—It is passing strange to me, as
it will be to thousands of the honest yeomanry of
this country, bow the Republican party leaders
could refuse to adopt the Missouri Compromise
Line, offered to them by the Democrats, including
even the reputed author of its repeal, (Judge Doug
las,) as the basis of an honorable adjustment, to
save us from the horrors of a civil war. Their
repudiation of its repeal was their great hobby in
the campaign of 1850, and coupled with the Kansas
difficulties it was their great hobby in the campaign
of 1856. Its repeal has been denounced over and
over again in every Republican press, and by every
Republican orator on the stump, and by their po
litical preachers in the pulpit; and as lately as the
4th of September last, the great embodiment of
modern Republicanism, (W. H. Seward,) in a pub
lic speech at Detroit, in the State of Michigan, said:
c , History says that the compromise of 1820 was neces
sary to save the Union from disruption. I do not dis
pute history, nor debate the settled moral questions of
of the past. I only lament that it was necessary, trill.
deed it was so. History tells us that the course then
adopted was wise. Ido not controvert it,'
If the establishment of that line was, as Mr.
Seward admits, "necessary to gave the Union from
disruption in 1820," and "that the course then
adopted was wise," why refuse to re-establish it
now, when the danger of disruption is fourfold
greater than it was then, and when, in fact, there
has been a partial disruption already, so far as
South Carolina is concerned, and when every day
we expect to see the disruption followed up by other
States, and 'probably by all the States of the South?
The motive which has prompted this most extra
ordinary course by the leaders of that party is too
palpable to be mistaken by any one conversant with
its past history. Mr. Seward, as is well known,
has had his eye on the Presidential chair for some
time, and at each successive Convention of his party
has grown stronger and stronger. If the Mistimed
Compromise Line should be re-established, in the
permanent form proposed, as an amendment to the
Constitution, hie occupation as the great champion
of the slavery agitation would be gone, and with
it his hopes of the Presidency. So far as his po
litical ambition is concerned, be would rather see
this Union dissidved than perpetuated; because he
knows that his way to the Presidential chair would
be made easier in ease of the secession of the
Southern States, or any portion of them. If they
all go he is certain to be the President of the
Northern Confederacy. Lincoln's political stock
in trade is the same as Seward's ;'and being under
great obligations to Seward for so gracefully Ito
.quieseing in his (Lincoln's) nomination at Chicago,
after being defrauded out of it himself by the
trickery of.LincOin's friends, and then stumping
the whole West in support of Lincoln, places him
in Lincoln's estimation above all the rest of his
party. Therefore whatever Seward says is either
reflected from or sanctioned by Lincoln; and the
edict having gone forth from. Seward, that the Re
-publicans have no oompromiees to Make, the issue
is fairly made up, and Republicanism or the Union
must fall—" both can't• survive"—and no earthly
power can change it, unless the people take the
matter into their own bands; and I fear the worst
anticipations will be realized before they ran have
time to do so. The border and conservative slave
States, whose Governors have hitherto declined to
call their State Legislatures together, are yielding
to 'the popular feeling. Governor Magolln has al
ready called the Kentucky Legislature together,
and it is understood that all the others will follow.
The Convention authorised by their Legislatures
will propoee / the terms on which they arewilling
to remain in the Union, and Matey are not acceded
to by the North, they Will then withdraw in a body.
The Democrats are willing to matte eoneesaione
to the Republicans, by falling back upon what the
Republican claimed as their own doctrine, (the
Missouri Compromise,) but the Republicans are so
ungenerous that they even abandon their, own doc
trine rather than concede.
In the present elate of uncertainty eonfidenee is
not only lost between the people of the two sections
of the country, bat between the people and the
Government. The credit of the Government, owing
to the uncertainty of its continuance, is so low that
only about one-third of the ten million loan was
bid for the other day; and the -few bids that were
offered were so outrageously disadvantageous to
the Government that only a part of them were ac
cepted—l believe barely enough to meet the in
terest on previous loans. What an anomaly this
is in the history of our Government ! I see by the
report of the Treasurer of the Mint, that during
the past year it has coined some twenty-seven mil
lions, which is over two millions of dollars a month;
and yet, with an abundant crop and more money
in the country than ever was known, the Treasury
is empty, the banks have suspended, merchants are
failing, faetories are stopping, and thousands upon
thousands of poor laborer. are being thrown out of
employment, to beg or.te starve; and all this sacri
fice is made to sustain the leaders of a party who,
by a little patriotic magnanimity, could restore the
country, in a singleday, to its highest•state of
prosperity and harmony.
As money. is " the sinews of wee' and the Trea
sury is empty, the money for carrying on the civil
war will have to be raised in both sections by direct
tales, as the duties •on -importations are not autE.
tient to support a peace establishment. How would
the Pennsylvania. farmers like to pay about five
times as much taxes as they are paying now, and
send their sons out to fight, with a chance of being
killed beside P Yours truly, P.
IMPORTANT FROM WASHlNGTON.—.Resignation
of Secretary Ployd.—We learn from Washington
that the President., after mature deliberation,
came to the 'conclusion, on Ofiturfty evening
that Major Anderson, in evacuating Fort Moul
trie violated no instructions and did only what,
under the circumstances, he had a right to do.
A message will probably be sent to Congress
to-day by the President, submitting the whole
subject of the difficulties with South Carolina
to Congress. This decision of the President,
it appears, induced the Hon. John B. Floyd,
Secretary of War, to immediately tender his
resignation, which was accepted. Mr. Floyd
based his resignation on the ground that he had
pledged himself to the South Carolina Legisla
ture not to change the Military status at Charles
ton at present. The evacuation of Fort Moul
trie, and the occupation of . Fort Sumpter, by
Major Anderson, he looks upon as a violation
of the promises, which he, as Secretary of War,
had made in good faith. There are rumors of
the probable resignation of other members of
the cabinet, but nothing reliable.—Balt. Sun,
THE DECISION UPON TUB LOAN.—The Secre
tary of the Treasury, it is stated, holds that
the law gives him authority to reject any por
tion of the bids opened last Friday in his
Department, the acceptance of which, in his
judgment, may not ,be advantageous for his
charge—the Treasury of the United States.—
He has accordingly refused to accept all the
said bids that demanded more than 12 per cent.,
interest from the government; accepting the
bajamee—some sl,9oo,ooo—an amount about
sufficient to pay the interest. upon the debt, to
be due. tOlday. •
DINUARGER — Oyer six thousand mechanics
were discharged fromebiploiment in . Cincin
nati ,during the„ past e week. - The same ;good
times are experienced by thousands of mechan
ics and . laboring men in 'eireiy city in Ore
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
Mllth CONGRESS-SECOND SESSION.
SENATE. - Mr. Powell (Sy.) reported from
the. Committee of Thirteen that the Committee
had not been able to agree on any geneaal plan
of adjustment, and asked that the Journal of
the Committee be printed,
Mr. Douglas (Ill.) said that• be wished to
speak on the subject. Postponed till Wednes
Mr. Crittenden asked that the Senate set
apart the same day for the Consideration of a
joint resolution to be offered by him. Made
the special order for Wednesday.
Mr. Wilson (Mass.) offered a resolution of
inquiry, that the Seeretary of War be requested
to inform the 'Senate what disposal had been
made of the arms made at the National Armo
ries ; if any bad been sold ; if so, at what
price, and to whom ; and what amount is now
in the Arsenals, and how protected.
The bill organizing the Territorial govern
ment of Arizona was taken up.
Mr. Trumbull (Ill.) spoke in favor of the
amendment to allow the Mexican law abolish=
ing slavery to continue in force.
Mr. Green (Mo.) said that Mr. Brown's
amendment did not change any law, it only
proposed to continue the existing law. He was
in favor of leaving the people free to choose
their own laws.
The special order was here taken up, being
the bill for the admission of Kansas, It was
postponed till Monday next.
Mr. Benjatain i (La.) said that he had sup
posed that ere tHis, we would have had official
news of the position of South Carolina, and
should therefore assume that we had that in
formation., He said the South had repeatedly
warned the North that they were driving them
to a point that would result in separation, but
the South had been sneered at and maligned:
It was with no spirit of recrimination, but
to perform his duty, that he • wished to call
attention to a speech he had made four years
ago predicting this result.
He quoted from a speech made in May, 1856,
in which he said that the time would come when
the South would throw the sword into the scale
with their rights. He said the sword, because
he did not believe in peaceable secession.
House.—The Speaker laid before the House
a communication from the late Secretary of
War, explaining the reasons why he gave cer
tain acceptances to Russell, Major & Co., jus
tifying his course in doing so and inviting an
investigation into all his official acts.
Mr. Bocock (Va.) moved that the communi
cation be referred to the select committee to.
investigate the abstraction of the Indian Trust.
Mr. Curtis (Iowa) opposed this course.
Mr. Bocock said Mr. Curtis could appear as
a witness' before the committee, and 'briefly
contended that the communication shOuld:take
that direction, as the Secretary of War sayashe
has been complicated to some extent as a party
to the quiestion before the committee.
Mr. Curtis denied that he had offered him
self as a witness, and remarked that the Secre
tary had made a contract with Russell, Major
& Co., without authority of law, to the'preja
dice of other parties.
Mr. Grow (Pa.) raised a point of order,
_the Secretary of War had no authority
by law to communicate with the House at his
Mr. Bocock said the question came too late.
When a public officer believes . himself falsely
implicated.* an *Troper transaction, he has
Lie right to come . here and ask for an investi
The Speaker said it did not appear to him
that while it,is made the dnty of the President
to transmit communications, the heads of De
partment could not do so.
Mr. Clemens (Va.) referred to the act of
1808 to show that it is expressly provided that
the Secretary of War
_shall have the right to
maim, coMmuniestions in regard,to contracts.
Mr. Grow (P 4.) did not consider that the
law was applicable to this case. The comniu
nicatioa was referred to the select committee
on the abstraction of the bonds.
LATER FROM EUROPE.
PORTLAND, Dee. 31.
The steamship North America, with Queens
town dates to the 21st., arrived at this port
The steamship Glasgow had arrived out.
The negotiations for the evacuation'of Gaeta
having failed, the bombardment would re-com
mence on the 19th.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg says the En
glish prisoners Dormean, Beverly and Ander
son, and three French officers, have been
massacred by the Chinese. The information
is giien ascertain.
The directors of the Atlantic Telegraph have
determined to keep the concern afloat with the
hope that something favorable may happen.
The London Times city article of Thursday eve
ning says funds opened at a decline of id and
subsequently experienced a further fall owing
to ihe unsatisfactory.news of affairsat Bombay
and the depression of the Paris bourse, confused
with the intimations given by Austria that she
must either sell Venetia or prepare for war in
ARRIVAL OF THE KANGAROO.
SANDY HOOK, Dec. 31.
The steamship Kangaroo, from Liverpool on
the 19th, via Queenstown on the 21st, for New
York, has passed this point. The Kangaroo
brings the mails, there being no Ga[Way
steamer, and £ll,OOO in specie. The Royal
mail steamship Kangaroo arrived out on the
LrvEnrooL COTTON MAILIKET.--Saleg of Mon
day and Tuesday amounted to 30,000 bales, in
cluding 15,000 bates to speculators and for ex
port. The market is active and the advices
front America •caused an advanite of id., closing
LONDON MONEY MARICEY.—ConsoIs are quoted
at 98/ ; ®981 for account ex dividend. The
money market is unchanged.
LIVERPOOL BREADEITiIiFB MARlCST.—Bread
stuffs are quiet,.aritha.d advancing tendency on
all qualities. Messrs. Wakefield, Nash & Co.,
report flour firm and advanced 6d; wheat ad
vaneed"2d ; corn firm and 6d®,18 higher.
European affairs are unchanged. No con
firmation of the recent China news has been
LIVERPOOL PRONISION MARRET.—PrOViSiORE
dull ; beef dull ; pork dull ; bacon heavy; lard
quiet; rice steady;-rosin dull gt 4s 7dog4s 8d;
turpentine spirits dull at s2s.
LONDON MAlLKETS.:—BreadallffS firm and ad
vanced Is for both wheat and flour. Sugar
quiet, coffee steady. There is little inquiry and
(prices are weak.. Rice dull . ; prices easier but
AMERICAN STOCie.--1111110i8 Central 28/(x3
71; P. C. Erie 24@3G disicount; . N. Y. Cen.
ral 77®79. •
News by Overland Express.
FORT KEARNEY, DEC. 31.
The C. 0. C. and P. P. Eipress passed here
at half past one, P. M. When the coach was
at Salt Lake City the weather was very cold.
lft, had reported that one driver had frozen to
death beyond Laramie.
DENVER CITY, DM 27.7--Chriatmis passed off
re in jollity and good humor. Only two or
t ree fights occurred, and no weapons were
u ed. The day was more like Fourth of July
Ulan midwinter. The secession news produced
a ilittle sensation. A shooting affray took plaCe
at, Cannon City a feir days ago. One men 'IRE
'yr , unded.
Repent arrivals from San Juan report a vast
entent of country, with placer diggings, that
will pay from two to ten cents st: pan in coarse
gold. Little can be done there before May or
June. There Li a'prejeet on foot to open a road
fr m th,p,(Nifor4ta - gulch direct to the new
m en; whirl :Will make Denever the nearest
Ur);puinttethncontside of the ninuny4ni.
, • .. • ,T$
WASHINGTON, Deo. 31.
The mountain !pads continue good, and open
daily. Coaches are running full to and from
the populous mining settlementt.
WASHINGTON,' Dec. 31.
Certain parties in New York have proposed
to take the remainder of the five millions loan,
over three millions, but the particulars have
not yet been received here. It was said, how
ever, at the Treasury Department to-day, that
the whole amount would probably be realized
in the course of a week, when the requisitions
of the various disbursing officers would be mot.
The congressmen are among those whose ar
rearages have not yet been settled.
Messrs. Crittenden and Douglas have re
ceived dispatches from Georgia asking whether,
in their opinion, there was any hope for the
Conservatives, as Senator Toombs' dispatches
had unsettled things there. Both Senators
replied, " We have hope for the rights of the
South; there is hope for the Republic; Cling to the
The south Carolina Convention.
CHARLESTON, Dec. 31.
On the opening of the Convention this morn
ing, the President stated that the question be
fore the , body yesterday, on closing the secret
session, was a resolution relative to the removal
of the light houses and buoys. On motion of
Mr. Chestnut, the Convention went into secret
LACASTER, Dee. 31
There is no truth in the report circulated in
Philadelphia and elewhere, that Mr. Buchan
an's residence, at Wheatland, was burned down
The Alabama Convention.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 81.
The Federation says that the majority in the
'Alabama Convention in favor of co-operation is
from 10 to 15.
MARRIAGE INJUGIR Luc —Mr. IL Bergh
man, Secretary of the Belgian Legation at
Washington, was married, on Thursday eve•
ning, lo Miss Lily Macalester, daughter of Mr.
Charles Macalester, of Philadelphia. The cere
mony was performed by , the Protestant as well
as the Catholic form, the civil service having
been previously performed. Misa Lane, niece
of President Buchanan, was one of the,brides
maids. The groomsmen were all attached to
the Diplomatic service.
THE RIGHT WOMAN IN THE RIGHT PLACE....
A man of family and rather too fond of riding
with the girls, having made an appointment
in North Adams to ride out by moonlight with
a lady acquaintance, drove smartly to the
meeting place, helped the fair damsel in the
buggy and gave her ,a friendly hug and kiss.
After recovering from the embrace, the lady .
threw off her bonnet, and the roguish face of
his wife confrontedthe inconstant husband.
PERSECUTION IN SPAIN.—A religions perse
cution has broken out in Spain: A Protestant
Spaniard has been arrested, and documents
being found upon him implicating many of his
countrymen as favoring' the PrOtestent move
mints in that country, several of them. have
been arrested, and others lave fled into the
interior and , to gibral4r. The lalits of Spain
against Protestants are very severe, but have
not lately been enforced.—N. Y. Poet.
OUTRAGE IN THE CARR/BBRAIT Saa.--By the
Schooner Alice Mowe, which arrived at Balti
more on Friday last from St. Domingo, we
learn that , the guano island of Alta Vela, in
the • Carribbean Sea, and heretofore in the
legal possession of American citizens, had been
forcibly seized by the Dominican Government,
American property destroyed, and the settlers
sent as prisoners to St. Domingo.
The marine corps of•the United States, now
consists of about two thousand men, of whom
about five hundred are stationed at the navy
yards of Nqw York, Boston, Norfolk, Pensacola
and Portsmouth. It is mostly, officered by
gentleman who have not been educated at our
military institutions, and who are not, tnere
fore, au fait in the fundamental principles of
The working men of Louisville, Ky., are
inaugurating a political movement in view of
the present condition of affairs in the country,
A meeting of working men was held. Resolu
tions were also adopted • favoring a national
convention of working men. The intemperate
language of politiciane North and South was
denounced. The movement is of a conservative
and cheering charaeter.
A reward of one thousand dollars is offered
in New York, for the recovery of a boy about
fifteen years of age, named Walter Tucker, who
was forcibly kidnapped from his room at No. 23
Amity street, while retiring to bed about half
past nine o'clock on Friday night.
It is stated that Gen. Wool, commander of
the military department of the South, which
includes South Carolina, wrote a letter to Mr.
Cass. previous to his resignation, explaining to
him the necessity and urging 'the importance
of the reinforcement of Fort Moultrie.
Letters state that the mass of the population
of Rome is now suffering great privations,
owing, to the high price of bread, and that ex
pedients of all kinds are being adopted by
public and private charity to supply food for
Miss Emma Hardinge is lecturing in Cincin
nati on the "great 'social evil," and advocates
the establishment of a large horticultural farm,
on which reclaimed women should be employed.
She wants $50,000 for the purpose.
Lieut. Col. William Henry Walker has re
signed his position in the United States army
on the issue of resistance to Lincoln's inaugu
ration. Ho was shot seven times in one day in
RESIGNATION.—Meiers B. F. Deßow and A.
* F. Haillee, or South Carolina, clerks respect
ively in the Pension and Land Office, resigned
their positions on the 20th inst.
In New Orleans on Christmas day, a gentle
man, while•dralsring the load of a pistol, acci
dentally discharged it, the charge entering the
breast of his little son, killing him instantly.
Fines.— , -The barn Of J. Detwiler, in Lan
caster county, Pa., was destroyed by fire last
week. Loss very heavy, and insurance only
THE SRVENTH RlGlMENT.—According to the
Home Journal, the New York Seventh Regiment
has deSided not t a accept the invitation to visit
Queen Victoria recently visited Oxford, where
her eldest son is at College. The Prince of
Wales conducted his mother through the colle
In New Raven, Conn., the carriage business,
owing to the troubles in the country, has been
almost destroyed. Many hundred workmen
are out of work.
Many of the ladies of Richmond now wear
the secession rosette in their bonnets, while
others show the Union colors, red; white and
One of the features of the great Birmingham
(Eng.) cattle show this year, was an exhibition
of dogs of the various breeds. There was some
three hundred entered.
The Florence correspondent of the Providence
Journal says that no leas than fifty Amrican
families are now domiciled in, that city.. . .
The sum of £25,000 has been collected for
the building of the monster chapel'being erected
for Rev. Mr. Spurgeon, of London.
The steamer Harriet Lane; at 'New
York; h a d steam up:on,Saturday afternoon ; to
leave for some part unknOwn. -
The freight 'agencies, i n, Cincinnati are said
to eolgt $50,009 aryear ; heavy tam en ratirend
446 1 :e 1 ) 0 tders ,
The Tournal of Rome announeelif;ithei44
rppeLyed : fte Pefees . ,Fence
it Routed '• 0 • • PceeClAAw,o;nillioxis
t . ;
On the 30th of December, by Rev. James Colder, 117..
Joint H. Emmett and Miss MARY A. Ronasa, both ;,i
J WARRANTED IN ALL CASES .411
CHRONO THERMAL FEMALE PILLS
For the prevention and Core of ail those difficulties towhich
the female system is peculiarly liable milling from
STOPPAGE OF NATURE OR OBSTRUCTION.
These Pals hays never been known to fail when toe
directions have been strictly followed, and they are
perfectly sof to take by the most delicate.
TO MARRIED LADIES they are particularly re m ,.
mended, es they prevent difficulties. and restore nature,
no matter from what cause the obstruction may arise. &
few days in most cases will produce the desired effect; and
although so powerfal, yet no injhry will ever result from
their use. But those who are pregnant should not use
them, as they have an effect contrary to nature. Pamphlets
detailing their virtues, with numerous certificates from well
known physicians and apothecaries, can be had on applies.
lion to the agent, who send the Pill', if desired, by
mail, post-paid, to any address, on receipt of the money.
Sold in boxes containing sixty pills, by all the principal
druggists and dealers, and by DYOTT & CO., wholesale
agents, North Second etr et, Philadelphia.
A NEW REMEDY
Superseding Crates, COPIAZA, CAPOOLOO, Or any convened
that has ever been before the pec ple. It has been used by
ONE HUNDRED PHYSICIANS,
In their private practlce, with entire success, in all cases.
BELLS SPECIFIC PILL S,
For diseases of a prevate nature; a MVe te frequen=iyy,r_
format to a tocelc, and entire confidence may be pl ace d it ,
them. This remedy .is a newly discovered specific, more
active and speedy in its effects than Cubebs or toparba
alone. The pills are half the size of Capsules, and never
nauseate the stomach, or impregnate the breath. Six dozen
pills in a boa-..price one dollar, and will be sent by mail,
postpaid, by the agent, on receipt of the money.
Sold by all the principal druggists and dealers, and by
DYOTT 1 CO., wholesale agents, North Second street,
THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY.—Sir
dames Clarke'a Celebrated Female Pills, prepared from
prescription of Sir J . Clarke, SI. D., Physician Extraordi,
nary to the Queen.
This invaluable medicine is unfailing in the cute of Rh
those painful and dangerous diseases to which the female
constitution is subject. It moderates all excess and re
moves all obstructions and a speedy core may be relied on.
TO MARRIED LADIES
it ie peculiarly suited. It will in a short time bring on
the monthly period with regularity.
Each bottle, price One Dollar, bears the Government
Stamp of great Britain. to prevent counterfeits.
THRSH PILLS SHOULD NOT BE TAXES BY FEMALES DURING
THE FIRST THREE MONTEB OF PREGNANCY, AS THEY ARE
SERE TO BRING ON MISCARRIAGE, BHT AT ANY OTHER TINS
THEY ARE RATE.
In all cases of Nervous and Spinal Affections, Pain in the
Back and Limbs, Fatigue on slight exertion, Palpitation of
the Heart, Hysterics and Whites, these Pills will effect a
cure when all other means have failed, and although a pow.
erful remedy, do not contain Ton, calomel, antimony, or
anything hurtful to the constitution.
qll directions in the pamphlet around each package,
which should be carefully preserved.
N. 8.-31,00 and 6 postage stamps'enclosed to any au
thorized Agent, will insure a bottle, containing over 50
pills, by return mail.
For sale by C. A. Bsarilvsay. Harrisburg. jy7—dawly
TO RENT—From the lat of April next,
a 'THREE-STORY ERICH MELLING AND OP
NICE in Second street, opposite' the Governor's resi
dence. Apply next door to Mr. A. litrxxxmr. iota-din
OR SA L E.-FIFTY BARRELS
APPLES; THIRTY BARRELS SWEET CIDER.—
Enquire at BOAT & FOSISTBR'S WarekonSe c State and
Canal streets, N. CLARK.
December .31. 1800. ' jurld2t*
C O 8 TIII
BOTTLED WINES, BRANDIES,
LIQUORS OF _EVERY DESCRIPTION!
Together With a complete aPPorfroent, (whelaaala awl
retail,) embracing everythincin the line, will be aold at
coat, without reserve.' -
jut]. WM. DOCK, 7s. 1 & CO.
CHEMICAL SPERM CANDLES,
• STAR (sursittos) CANDLES,
TALLOW CANDLES. •
A large invoice of the above in atom, and for sale at
unusuattv low rates, by
WM. DOCK, Js., & CO.,
Oppoeite the Court House.
ANTED—An active, reliable FERsox
vlr to tides Agent for the sale of FINKLE 4. LYON'S
SEWING MACHINES in this city. These Machines
were awarded the highest premium by the Franklin In
stitute also by many other institutions They are a
shuttle machine, simple in construction, easily managed,
and will sew from fine gauze to thick cloth, and heavy
leather, without changing the feed, needle, or tension.
Every Machine is warranted to give better satisfaction
than any other "Sewing Machine" or the money ref tended.
A liberal arrangement will be made with the right party.
Address W M. D. RUSSELL,
808 Chesnut street, Philadelphia
Wholesale Agent for Pennsylvania.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership lately
existing between Josiah Espy and John Gotshall, of the
city of Harrisburg, Pa., under the firm .0f J. ESPY &
CO., has been dissolved by mutual consent.' All debts
owing to , the said partnership are to be received by the
said Josiah Espy, and all demands on the said partner.
ship are to be presented to him forpayment.
Harrisburg, December 28, 1860.
Notice is hereby given that BEM L. Foam; Is fully
authorized by me to receive all moneys due said nrui r
and settle all claims against it.
Harrisburg, December 28,1860.—de29-11.1w
E UROPEAN RE STAURANT,
The Restaurant of the European Hotel is now open,
under the management of Gen. E. O. WILLIAM, where
citizens and strangers can find all the delicacies of the
season done up in the best manner. de2s-aw*
SUITABLE FOR LADIES!
• • PURSES,
• FINE COLOGNES,
PEARL AND EBONY DOMINOES in Rome Wood Cones
SUITABLE FOB GENTLEMEN!
FINE RAZOR SETS,
FINE LATHER BRUSHES,
Om, &G., ftc.
KILLER'S BRIM- AND FANCY STORE, ,
91 Market street.
CHAMPAGNE WI . NESI
DUO DE MONTEBELLO,
CHARLES , HEIDSIECK,
GIEShER & CO.,
In Store Sna for sale by
fiR,ANBERRIES—A very Supeilor lot
14„, at [oet243.] WM. DOOR, alt. h CO'S
VELLER'S DRUG STORE is the place
lA, to find the beat assortment of Porte Monnafas.
INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC.
F. W. WEBER, nephew and taught by the well re
membered late F. W. Weber of Harrisbuei t i t s_preparsd
to give' leaded lit music upon ' the PIA 'VIOLIN
OELLO, VIOLIN and FLIIT.E. He will give lessons at
hiskresidetree, earner of Locust street and River alley
or at the homes of pupils. aa26-ddm
GUN AND BLASTING - PQ.WpER
3.21.31 E . 5m . . WHEELER,
POWDER - AND FUSE
I E. DUPONT Dill IteMOTIRS & CO-,
. 4174 oopply always On hand . For Dade among
paces. litagarine two inilea below toswit„
EY'Orders ;oto4fediit iyarehadia. , I • wolf
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street