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The Williams Resolutions.
The resolutions relating to National affairs
now pending in the Senate are bad enough, but
those introduced into the House on Thursday
last by Mr. THOMAS WILLIAMS, of Allegheny,
and published in our report of the proceedings,
are infinitely worse. Compared with these,
the Senate resolutions may be called moderate.
Their author has already achieved some no
toriety as the leader of a party in Allegheny
county opposed to the payment of the interest
on the bonds given in payment to subscriptions
to certain railroads. It is certainly not sur
prising that an advocate of the lawless and
revolutionary remedy of repudiation against
Unwelcome debts should be anxious to involve
the country in anarchy and civil war, for in
times of great public commotion excitable and
turbulent men are apt to be thrown on the sur
face. But we should think that a person who
has encouraged resistance to the legitimate
authority of the Supreme Court of Pennsyl
vania is not precisely the style of man who
ought to threaten South Carolina or any other
State of this Union with subjection for resisting
the authority of the Federal Government.
The last resolution in this series declares
that the inevitable consequence of secession is
civil war. That depends entirely upon the
course we choose to pursue. There is no in
evitable necessity that civil war should follow,
an attempt upon the part of certain States to
secede from the Union. Civil war can be
avoided if we wish it, and the Union at the
same time preserved. But if Pennsylvania
prefers a civil war to peace and union at the
price of just concessions, She may be able to
bring it about. Let her raise and equip an
army and declare her intention to fight at all
hazards, and she may be gratified with a civil
war sooner than some of her legislators antici
pate. Let her Legislature adopt the advice of
Mr. THOMAS WILLIAMS, and they may have war
and taxation to their hearts content. But when
the war does come, and the people begin to
groan under the oppressive load of taxation, we
insist that Mr. WlLLuars shall not be permitted
The Territorial Question.
The New Yorkjournal of Commerce urges
that while amendments to the Constitution may
be needed for the final settlement of all sectional
differences, that this process, however, is too
slow for present purposes, and if_the disunion
movement is to stop abort of a total dismem
berment of the Confederacy, :the :first check
must be applied by other methods that the slow
process of changing the organic law. Nothing
can now be done to stop the mad career ofSouth
Carolina ; bat in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi
and other States, whose Conventions have not
yet assembled, the action will be influenced in
a large degree by the circumstances which may
transpire previous to their meeting. If the
conservative sentiment, not only in the border
States of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and
Missouri, but also Georgia, Alabama and the
other cotton States, can be strengthened by
assurances that the raid against slavery is to
cease, and that the free States will consent to
observe their Constitutional obligations in letter
and spirit, we shall hope for the happiest re
sults, and a safe deliverance from present
In view of ail the circumstances bearing upon
the question, the Journal sees no more feasible
or practicable measure than the proposition to
settle the whole difficulty respecting slavery in
the-Territories by the immediate admission
into the Union, as States, of the whole of the
remaining area not now covered by organized
States. Do this, making the dividing line 26
deg. 20 min., admitting the State or States north
of that parallel_ without slavery, and the State
or States south of it with slavery—make suita
ble provision for dividing such States as the
population becomes sufficiently dense to erect
new ones, and the whole question will be dis
posed of, so far as our present possessions are
concerned. Those who are anticipating future
aequiaitions of territory, North or South, must
trust to a Constitutional amendment to meet the
case, or to some mode of disposing of the slavery
question therein, when the occasion shall arise.
The settlement now and forgoer of the question
of slavery in the present territory of the United
States, a question which has been the bone of
contention—real or pretended—in past strug
gles, would be a great step in the adjustment
of our present troubles. Then, if amendments
are needed, let them follow—either Mr. Crit
tenden's modified to meet the case, or such
others as wisdom may dictate. But let some
thing be done, and let some member of Congress
undertake to see that it is done quickly. It is
idle to stand dumb with astonishment, and
paralyzed with incapacity, while the causes
which must produce dissolution awl disintegra
tion are fast ripening into. results.
Effects of Civil War Upon the North.
Conceding, says the Baltimore American, that
the South, as is claimed by Repunlican jour
nals, and confidently believed by the Republi
can masses, can be crushed in the iron grasp
of the Ninth conceding that nine millions of
Anglo-Sazons, accustomed to the use of arms
from their infancy, fighting upon their own
soil, defending their wi*ee, children, firesides,
property, honor, and all that mates life worth
having, shall prove unable to protect them
selves ; conceding all this, what arc to be its ef
fects upon the North? What the results of uni
versal Southern destruction and negro emanei.
pation upon the manufacturers of Massachu
setts, the consumer of New York, the ten thou
sand Northern interests which are supported by
Southern money and encouraged by the pre
sent system of Southern labor? What the
consequences to Liverpool, Manchester, Lon
don, which the London Times remarks are as
much interested in slavery as New York? All
experience proves that nogrees will not labor
except upon Compulsion, and that the cotton
and rice fields of the South can be cultivated
by none other than negro labor. No white
tean can endure exposure to the sun in those
regions. Do the Republicans expect to culti
vate the cotton fields themselves ? or do they
only propose to take the slaves from their pre
sent masters and make them work for them
selves? We commend this subject to the com
mercial and manufacturing men of the North.
Would not the triumph of a Northern invasion
the South be worse than a defeat.? 4 bom
bardment of New York, Boston ? Lowell, Philo
delphiai Liverpool, Manchester and . London,
would not work hair the mischief to those
cities that a bloody conquest of the South and
successful insurrection of the slaves would
accomplish. Let the business men of our North
ern cities think of these things, and, if they
cannot prevent disunion, let them prevent a
war of sections. For it is as important to
Northern as to Southern interests that the
South should not be successfully invaded, and
that the present system of labor, by which all
the great staples of American commerce are
produced, and by which it is enabled to pur
chase the productions of Northern industry,
should not be overthrown.
PAwrou's Lxrz or .Ir,eoxsom.—Attention is di
rected to the advertisement of this work in ano
ther column. The reputation which the author en
joys as a successful biographer, the labor he has
bestowed upon these volumes, and the general
66ftibibilditti011 of the press, afford ample evidence
that this is the most complete and valuable history
pf 049 career of Andrew 4flcsql l that bas
been given to the public . . The oblisliers have
Remanded. In petting forth the work in excellent
style. Mr. Strasbaugh, the agent for Dauphin and
the adjoining counties, is now engaged in procu
ring subscribers for these volumes, and we take
pleasure in commending them to the favorable
consideration of the public. At this time of na
tional peril, when men are anxiously looking for
some solution of our difficulties, the history of the
trials through which Gen. Jackson conducted the
Government, by the force of his unconquerable
will, may be read with peculiar interest and profit.
THE NATIONAL CRISIS.
Major Anderson is said to have written to
the War Department that Fort Sumpter is in
every way tenable ; that (although one of the
cisterns evidently leaks, and admits enough
salt water to make the contents brackish,)
there will be no want of water or food; that by
husbanding the fuel they can cook their provi
sions, arid, in short, that they can defend them
selves in their stronghold.
RUMORED OEUVRE OF FORTS IN NORTH CARO-
The Richmond Enquirer of Thursday says :
111111 17 1 77 a, TnTorms us that Governor
Ellis has taken possession of Fort Macon and
other forts; also, of the•arsenal, with its arms,
in that State, and placed State troops within
all the forts."
Fort Macon is at Beaufort, the arsenal at
Fayetteville, and the other forts at Wilmington.
The Wilmington Animal of Wednesday after
noon, makes no mention of any such seizure,
although it had been previously suggested, as
appears by the following extract from another
"A telegraphic dispatch from Raleigh, N. C.,
states that a committee arrived in that city on
new year's day to consult with Gov. Ellis upon
the propriety and expediency of taking pos
•session in the name of the State, of Fort John
son, on Cape Fear river, about two miles above
its mouth. It is said that the Governor did not
advise the suggested movement, but that the
committee took their leave 'resolved on taking
care of the whole Cape Fear section.'
PORTS AT THE TORTUGAS AND KEY WEST
These two forte command the Gulf. Fort
Taylor has sixty heavy guns mounted, and is in
a good condition of defence; one hundred men,
it. is said, can hold it against five thousand for
a time. Fort Jefferson at the Tortugas has no
EXPECTED SEIZURE OF SOUTHERN FORTS-DE
PARTURE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMIS
WASHINGTON, January B.—lt is believed,
from what is known here, that in the course of
a few days, the forts at Pensacola and Key
.Fort Morgan, Alabama, the fort at Ship
Island, near the mouth of Lake Borgne, to
gether with the arsenal at Baton Rouge and
Fort Johnson, on Cape Fear River, will be
seized and garrisoned by the troops of the re
spective States in which they lie.
Senator Toombs to-day received a dispatch
Saying that the forts in Georgia were seized by
order of Governor Brown. Private information
from the same State says that if any attempt
be made either to reinforce the arsenal at Au
gusta, or to remove the arms, it will at once be
The South Carolina Commissioners consid
ered the abrupt termination by the President of
their business with him as grossly insulting to
themselves and to the State they represent.—
They treat it as a declaration of war, and in
this spirit they left this city this morning for
It is said that the President yesterday re
turned their note without comment.
It is not true, as reported, that Senator Big
ler has sent dispatches to New York, saying
national difficulties would be•settled by the
10th of the month, nor has he sent any dis
patches on the subject. These pretended dis
patches were circulated in financial quarters.
Tile use of his name was altogether without
No motion was made to-day in the Senate to
go into executive session on the nomination of
Mr. Mclntyre for collector of customs in the
neighborhood of Charleston harbor. lle is a
resident of York county, Pa.
THE 'UNITED STATES VESSELS STATIONED AT
The revenue cutter said to have been taken
by the secessionists at Charleston, is an old
pilot boat, now called the Aiken. She mounts
no guns, and is merely hired by the govern
ment, and is used as a cutter. There has been
no United States revenue gutter on this station
since 1854., when she foundered in a gale off
the harbor, and all hands were lost except two
of the crew. The other vessels of the United
States in Charleston harbor are the schooner
Petrel, formerly belonging to the war or navy
department; was in service during the Florida
War; she is now used as a quarantine bulk;
during the yellow feTer months, being loaned
by the Treasury Department to the Charleston
Board of Health for ;bat ,purpose; the light,
house: tender itigt(o7or, . G 470Ter44,.A1ir:
used in transporting supplies to the light
houses and in removing and replacing buoys
in the harbor; the surveying schooner Craw
ford ; this vessel was formerly a revenue cutter
and was the flag-ship of the revenue fleet in
1832, during the nullification ; she with eight
others, captured and took possession of the
smuggling brig General Ilayne—this schooner
Crawford is the only one of that name rebuilt—
she is now engaged surveying the harbor and
inlets near Charleston ; the diminutive steamer
Fire Fly, (coast survey,) purchased of Com
modore Vanderbilt for the survey.of the Sa
vannah river, was two months on the passage
from New York to Charleston, having to keep
in shore. A Colt's reyolver, placed on a pivot,
Would he an efficient. battery for ilei, Pad : in
ftei, the only one she could carry with any
degree of safety. The above named vessels
are a collection of old rotten planks, and not
worth (if required) the powder and shell to
blow them out of the water. There is a light
vessel stationed on Rattlesnake shoals, twenty
five miles from the city of Charleston.
CONCILIATORY RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED By THE
COMMITTEE 01' THIRTY•THREE. .
WAsumuroN, Jan. 3.—The following reso
lutions were adopted to. day as expressive of
the views and feelings of the committee of
thirty-three. The rf.::;eintions were offered by
Mr. Bristow ? of Ky., as follows:
_Resolved . , That we recognize slavery as now
existing in fifteen of the United States, by the
usages and laws of those States ; and we re
cognize no authority, legally or otherwise,
outside of a State where it so exists,
fere with slaves or slavery in such States, in
disregard of the rights of their owners or the
peace of society.
Resolved, That we recognize the justice and
propriety of a faithful exeoution of the Consti-
tution and all laws made in pursuance thereof,
including those on the subject of fugitive slaves
or fugitives from service or labor, and discoun
tenance all mobs or other hindrances to the
execution of said law; and that the citizens of
each State shall be entitled to all the privi
leges and immunities of citizens in the several
Resolved, That we recognize no sueli con
flicting elements in its composition, or suffi
cient cause from any source, for a dissolution
of this government. That we were not sent
here to destroy, but to sustain and harmonize
the institutions of the country, and to see that
equal justice is done to all parts of the same.
And finally to perpetuate its existence on terms
of equality and justice to all the States.
Representative Pugh, of Alabama, left here
for home to-day.
Private dispatches to Georgians here -
cp- •- • ma
that the y
i nk; ong are that the straight-out
see ssiouists haie succeeded in that State, and
that Senator Toombs is elected a delegate to
GEORGIA ELECTION-SECESSIONISTS IN THE
MAJORITY-FORTS TAKEN BY THE STATE
TROOPS-INTENSE EXCITEMENT OF THE PEO-
CHASLESTON, January 8, P. 11L—DISPRICINS
received here from different parts of Georgia,
giving returns of the recent election, show that
the State has gone largely in favor of the se
Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski have both
been taken possession of by the State troops,
and are now in their full occupancy. This
was done under instructions from the Governor.
The Savannah papers of to-day say that had
not the Governor been prompt in issuing his
orders to this effect, there would have been a
spontaneous uprising of the people, amounting
almost to revolution.
THE SEIZURE OF FORTS JACKSON AND PULASkI,
CHARLESTON, January 3d.---The seizure of
forts Jackson and Pulaski, Georgia, was by
order of Gov. Brown. The Savannah 'papers
state but for this action the forts would have
!teen seized by a spontaneous uprising of the
DEPARTURE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMIS-
WA 'rrlT*o CI *if:, to)d
The Baltimore Bun of the 4th inst. has the
The three commissioners appointed by South
Carolina to negotiate with the Federal Govern
ment concerning the public property at, Charles
ton, and the forts in its harbors, left Washing
ton yesterday for home. There seems to be no
doubt that they were unsuccessful in their
mission, the President declining, to comply with
their demands. The correspondence between
the President and the commissioners has not
yet been laid before Congress, but, according
to rumor, the latter demanded; as a preliminary
step to the initiation of negotiations, . that the
troops be withdrawn from the forts in Charles
The President is said to have replied in a long
letter, in which he refuses to do this, and reit
erates his views in reference to the public
property as set forth in his message to Congress,
and informs them that be not only intends to
collect the revenue and execute the laws, but
to defend the property of the United States with
all the power at his command. He does not
recognize the commissioners officially, but re
gards them as distinguished citizens of the
United States from South Carolina.
The orders to Major Anderson are set forth
at length. From them it appears he could only
have acted as he has done, and certainly, if he
had any tangible evidence that South Carolina
designed taking Fort Sumpter.
The policy pursued, and the understanding
had with the people of South Carolina up to
the evacuation of 'Fort Moultrie, are also said
to be given in the President's reply.
The commissioners, it is stated, telegraphed
Gov. Pickens all the particulars of the Presi
dent's letter, and also that they were satisfied
that the President had determined.to reinforce
Major Anderson. They further urged upon
the Governor to put the State upon a war foot
ing, and to concentrate all his forces at once.
The question of reinforcement of Major An
derson, however. it is believed has not. yet been
fully determined upon, but should an attack be
made upon Fort Sumpter a large force will at
once be dispatched.
Instructions have been sent to the comman
der of the steam frigate Brooklyn, now at Nor
folk, to put her in readiness and be prepared
to leave at a moment's warning. She will
probably take out Mr. Mclntyre, of York, Pa.,
the newly appointed collector for the port of
Charleston. He will, of course. be compelled
to use her as a "customhouse," at a safe dish
Once from the port.. The revenue cutter Har
riet Lane, reported to have sailed for Ch arleston,
Is still lying at New York, but preparing to
put to sea at once, in case of orders to that
Mr. Holt, the Postmaster General and Acting
Secretary of War, is one of the strongest and
staunchest friends of the President and the po
sition which he has taken. The whole South,
it is said, have united upon Mr. Crittenden's
proposition, which is the same as presented by
him to the Senate Committee of Thirteen, with
Mr. Douglas' free negro clause, not allowing
them to vote nor hold office. If the Republi
cans will accept this, a settlement can be had
in twenty-four hours. He says if they do not
accept it his fortunes are with the South. The
Republicans assert positively that they will not
accept it. Mr. Seward, it is said, is preparing
a proposition, which his friends say will be
acceptable to the South. What it is has not
yet leaked out. The position assumed by Mr.
Greeley, and many other Republican papers in
the North, it is thought will preclude the pos
sibility of a proper and satisfactory adjustment.
Many Republicans who are anxious for a settle
ment are afraid of encountering the anathemas
of the rabid Black 'Republican' press of the
A CASE or Consciewcz.—The Bath Times tells
of a man who took. a Universalist paper, but
having " experienced ,religion,!! he ordered, it
Stopped, awl refused.; uh , eattle-the arrearagee
because le- could_ mot ;,conscientiously pay for
the dissemination of•talie;doettine.
GgNER AL N.E-GVS.
A POINT OF MARITIME LAW.—As foreign
Governments have not recognized the inde
pendence of South Carolina, it has been sug
gested that a vessel entering the port of Liver
pool, or London, or Havre, or Bordeaux, or
Cadiz, or St. Petersburg, or Amsterdam, with
a clearance signed only by a South Carolina
collector, would be liable to seizure and deten
tion, if not confiscation. A vessel. going to
sea from Charleston, with no other clearance
than one signed by a South Carolina official.
and no other flag than the palmetto, it is urged.
would be a lawful prize by any cruiser, and
would run a remarkably great risk of being
nn by one of the cruisers now on the
lookout for slavers, effect the event will
have upon shippers of cotton ana and
upon buyers of bills drawn against the ship
ments from Charleston a very few days will
DANCING GIRLS AT AUCTION.—The auction
sales of dancing girls are still kept up in some
of the German towns. The girls are all as
sembled on an open space, generally in front
of the burgomaster's house of business, and an
auctioneer having been chosen among the young
men, generally a wag in his way, the names of
R ooc ken, Kirtehen, Narmehen, and all the
other chens, (an endearing diminutive by
which the lasses are styled,) are called out, and
the auction for the dancers proceeds, which
gives the highest bidder the sole right over her
hand for a year, at all the fete dances and re
joicings which take place—and these art hot
few. It is generally an understood thing that
it is akin to a declaration, but still is not in any
way binding. Of course there are struggles
and competition for the prettiest hilt she falls
to the richest.
COAL. IN UTAH. —According to the Salt Lake
correspondent of the New York Times, there is
no doubt that coal exists in large quantities in
the great basin of Utah. On the Weber river,
a tributary of Great Salt Lake, from the wes
tern slope of the Wahsach range, coal is now
regularly mined, and selling at the pits for $6
per ton, though the price in Salt Lake City is
$25, on account of the expense of transporta
tion. Should this coal prove to be of good
quality, one great obstacle in the way of a Pa
cific Rrailroad will be removed—viz : a scarcity
of fuel for locomotives. Wood is extremely
scarce on the plains this side of the Rocky
Mountains, while in the great basin there is
even less. The discovery of coal near the cen
tre of the projected route, therefore, is exceed
LITE ABSTRACTET) noNDS.—We learned yes
terday evening from good authority, that the
bail of Russell has been reduced frpm $500,000
to $lOO,OOO, it being entirely impossible in the
present condition of monetary affairs for the
friends of Russell to obtain the amount called
for by the authorities at first. Of this amount
(the $100,000) $70,000 is required to be given
by citizens of Washington, and the remaining
$30,000, so said our authority, was to be
pledged by Russell's Missouri friends. It was
understood that certain wealthy parties in New
York, (three well-known monied men of that
city) were to give a bond of j.ndeiniiity to, the
amount of $70,000 -to certain other parties in
this city, who were to Notify to that amount
to-day and and let Russell out ofjail.— Wash
ington Star, Jan. 3.
COMMERCE OF BOSTON.—The value of foreign
goods iniported at Boston for the year 1860
was, as we learn from the Advertiser, thirty
nine million eight hundred and forty-nine
thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight dol
lars, against forty four million seven hundred
and seventy-seven thousand seven hundred
and eighteen dollars in 1859. a decrease in
1860 of four million nine hundred and twenty.
seven thousand'seven hundred and eighteen
dollars. For the week ending Deeemlier 28,
1860, the. value of imports .was $1,111,824,
against $521,682 for the corresponding week
last year. •
SAN FRANCISCO AS A RESORT FOR WHALERS.
San Francisco Rapers say that the advantages
pan — trer 4.0= - 0. V 4n.. • wl.“, wisaartlAlif o r grlarALs - Vrr
the Pacific ocean are gradually becoming ap
preciated by the commanders and owners of
vessels. Seven or eight whale ships rendez
voused at tie port during the last autumn, ob
taining supplies at low rates, and discharging
and reshipping crews without difficulty. The
captains. one and all, give San Francisco the
preference over the Sandwich Islands,
IMPORT OF Cowes.—The - total importations
into the United States from Brazil during the
past year amount to 859,481 bags, which added
to the stock in all the seaports on the 31st of
December, 1859, (estimated at, 100,000 bags,)
Which, after deducting the stock on hand at the
present time in all the Atlantic ports, (125,000
bags,) gives for consumption and in hands 'of
the trade in the interior of the country, 834,481
bags—which, compared with the quantity taken
for consumption last year, grows a decrease of
MADE INSANE BY THE POLITICAL CRISIS.
Rev. Mr. Botsford, pastor of the' Presbyterian
Church in. Eighty-sixth street, New York, was
removed to the BlOomingdale ae3ilum on Satur
day, violently Insane. It is said- that the first
symptoms of insantity were exhibited while
Mr. Botsford, who has been a close student,
was preparing a sermon on , the great political
question of the day, whioh he intended to
preach to -the congregation on Sunday.
A letter from Melbourne mentions that a
solid cake of gold, worth £9,600, the produce
of the crushing of only ten tons of quartz from
a reef near Inglewood, bad been sold to the
Bank of New South Wales. This bank had
also purchased at Sandhurst a cake weighing
501 ounces, the produce of. 35 tons of quartz,
and it is affirmed that the same reef will pro
duce £BO,OOO a year for many years to come.
REMOVAL Or JEWISH DISABILITIES.-11l reply
to a petition of two bundred and fifry Hebrew
congregations,; declaration has been published
by the Prussian government, intimating its
intention for the future to' avail itself of the
services of Jews in the various departments of
the State. This is carrying out the spirit of
the law enacted in 1848, which has hitherto
been almost 'a dead letter.
SYMPATHY WITH IRELAND IN NEW YORII.—A
number of .the most respectable and wealthy
Irish citizens of New York intend to get up a
grand mass meeting of sympathy with the pre
sent repeal movement in •Ireland, encouraged
by the doctrine announced by the present Bri
tish ministry that nations have a right to. self
Recruiting for the army is not very brisk
just now. Applicants for enlistment are plenty
enough; but the lack of money to pay them
renders the officers indisposed to enrol their
names. The force at present on Governor's
Island, N. Y., consists of about 200 men, mostly
recruits who are first-class soldiers in every
The Charleston Courier, of Friday, says : We
understand that the several Banks throughout
the State will agree to take their re.pective
proportions of the State loan of four hundred
thousand dollars authorized at the present ses
sion of the I,?gislature for the miltary defence
of the Sate.
The people of the parish of Tenses, Louisiana,
have not only organized their cavalry company,
but the police-jury have appropriatmed $O,OOO
to arm and eqiiip it. the same time," says
the Gazette, '.an act. was passed levying a tax
of $5OO on every peddler, hawker, book or.map
SteRBA MADRE Itartrame.—A report comes
from Mexico that the Juarez Government is
favoring the formation of a Confederacy of the
northern and eastern States of Mexico, and
that many of the Texan's are hoping to have
their State join it and he the leader.
Timber•clitting is reported to be a money
making trade in Virginia; the lumber porno
north as tar ne'Maine, where' large - quanq4e4
of Virginia oak are used for ship-building d.
8.44.91 12 ,, .;„,1
INSUBORDINATION.—SeveraI slaves have been
arrested at Manchester, near Richmond, Va.,
on a charge of insubordination and conspiring
to form an insurrection.
Wednesday 100 guns were fired in New York,
and 21 at Trenton, N. J., in honor of Major
Anderson, of Fort Sumpter.
Grace (Episcopal) church, at Jamaica, N. Y.,
was destroyed by fire on the Ist instant. Loss
$18,000; insurance $6,000.
The number of hogs slaughtered at Louis
ville and vicinity this season is 194,797, or about
40,000 less than last year.
The duties paid at the Philadelphia Custom
House. in 1860, amounted to $2,548,261 against
$2,302,578 in 1859.
On the 2d instant 56 colored emigrants; for
Hayti, sailed from New York.
LATEST ;: 1 1Y TELEGRAPH
OLIAILLESTON Jan. 4, 1861.
Governor Pickens has divided the duties of
the Executive administration of South Carolina
among his Council as follows:
A. J. M'Gratb, Secretary of State to regulate
intercourse with other States and foreign pow
ers, make treaties, regulate commerce, and ap
D. F. Jamison Secretary of War.
C. G. Memminger Secretary of Treasury.
W. H. Harlhee to regulate-the Postal Depar
tment and Light liol/608.
A. C. Garlington Secretary of Interior, to at
tend to local matters, including the militia and
coast police. •
Seizure of a Revenue Cutter—Georgia
I learn from a gentleman who arrived here
this morning from Savannah, that the forts are
in the possession of the Georgia State troops.
ThOy are occupied by 160 men, and an armorer
with 30 men is engaged in cleaning the guns to
render them serviceable. The State of Georgia
has alio taken possession of the United States
reViiiite cutter 011 that station.
Fort Pulaski was yesterday taken possession
of by the volunteers, by order of Gov. Brown.
It is reported that the Revenue Cutter Dobbin
has been taken possession Qt }apt 04Y, Brown
has issued orders for her return to the Govern.
ment. It is generally believed that the Seces-
Bien ticket, has carried the State.
Movements at Norfolk, Va.
. _ Non - rout, Jan. 4.
The U. S. Sloop of war Brooklyn is coaling
and taking in stores and getting ready for a
cruise.`' It is rumored that sheds destined for
Chatteston. erest excitement was created
yesterday in consequence of a report that four
companies from Fortress Monroe had been or
dered to Charleston. Lieut. J. H. North - ten
dered his resignation to-day. - •
PHILADELPHIA, lan 4.
Flour market dull 400 bbls. super. and extra sold for
export, at $5.25a5.50perbb1.; smalllots extra family and
fancy lots fr0m.55.62)06.75, Rye flour in good demand
at. 53.6234. Corn meal steady at $2.75, Wheat; sales
I,2oo.in'smelliots at $1.30a1.32 per bushel for Western
and Penna., Les for Southern, and 1.40a1.60 for White.
Rye 75a76c.; Corn 70c. fOr old, and 50a620. for new ; Oats
340 ; Cloverseed in steady demand at $5a5.37 per 641b5.;
Whisky unchanged; sales Ohio bbla. Penns; do.
180 ; Drudge 17c.
Friday morning, after a lingering Clams, Capt. /ERE.
MIAE Rees, in the eighty-fifth year of his age.
The relatives and frAends . are ! reepectfully invited to
attend the. faneral, from the residence of his eon, in
Market street, near Fifth, on Sunday afternoon at 234
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thoreitel.and Dieting Biography of this wonderful man
must possess extraordinary interest to every lover of
his country. who would understand the politics of
to clay must make himself familiar with the career of
Andrew .Tackson, and especially know the history of his
Administration. How well Mr. Parton has related this,
as well as the rest ofJacklion , ii career, the press abund.
antly testifies. - 7, P. BTRABBAIIOII,
janb•dat] Harrisburg Pa.,
Agent for Dauphin and adjoining counties.
WIIITE BALL RESTAURANT I
G;ROE E Ir LTHEI
:RespeCtfully informs the public that he has taken the
well known REST AIIRA.N T under the White Hall, where
he is prepared at all times to serve np OYSTERS in every
style, andßeading and Philadelphia ALE.. Havinglong
been in the employ of Mr. W. Breitinger, he guarantees
to serve up Oysters in the same manner as chile em-
ployed at that establishment.
fIAUTION.—The property to be sold on
4,./ the 7th Januar*. as' the M'Laughlin property: This
is to let the public know that I hold Sheriff's deeds for
the same, Walnut and' Filth street, Inclusive.
jant.d3t Corner of Second and Pine streets.
T C. , 0 S 1 .1 - 1 . -
BOTTLED WINES, BRANDIES,
LIQUORS OFRVERY DESCRIPTION!
Together with a complete assortment, (wholesale and
retail,) embracing everythingin.the line, will be sold at
coat, without reserve.
janl. WM. DOCK, Ja., & CO.
QCOTO ft 'W ISK Y.-0 ne Puncheon
of PURE SCOTCH WHISKY just received and for
- ROARDING,—Mrs, ECKERT, in Locust
street, below Third, is prepared to accommodate a
number of BOARDERS in the best manner, and at rea
sonable prices. de2o-eodlm
TO RENT—From the Ist of April next,
a THREE-STORY BRICK DWELLING AND OF
FICE in Second street, opposite the Governor's resi
dence. Apply next door to Mr. A. BURNETT. janl-dlw
CHEMICAL SPERM CANDLES,
STAR (SUPERIOR) CANDLES,
A large invoice of the above in store, and for sale at
unusually low rates, by
WM. DOOR, Zs., & CO.,
' janl Opposite the Court House.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Nalco is hereby given that the partnership lately
existing betvreen Josiah Espy and John Qotshsil, of the
city of Harrisburg, Pa, under the firm of J. ESPY 8,
CO., has been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts
o wing 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 for payment.
Harrisburg, December 28, 1860.
Notice Is hereby given that BENJ. L. leoitsila is fully
authorized by me to receive all moneys due said firm,
and settle all elatms - against it.
JOSIAH Bo rY.
IY-camber 28, 1860.—de29-diw • •
HICKORY WOOD! !—A SUPERIOR LOT
jnat, received, and for male'in quantities to mit taxi,
own* by: JAMES M. WHEELER.
Also, OAR AND PINE ecinstaatly OA lkse' at the
FIVIPTY BOTTLES I! . all sizes
and deocriptionn, for 4ln iow
dece : WU. bOCK, Ja., & 00.
e` n - ivant of a Dentifrice go to
r " 1 'KELLE4I, I I4,I4I4 I t,
CHARLESTON, Jan; 4
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street
GROVE - ez BAXER,
FAMILY AND MANUFACTURING
$4O AND UPWARDS
PRICES ESTABLISHED FOR SEVEN YEARi:
THE GROVER & BAKER.
SEWING MACHIN AI
Makes the only seam formed by a Sewing Machine, l a
which each stitch is independently locked and without
dependence upon the other stitches for atrengtb,
the only seam that will admit of the thread. being eut at
every fourth stitch without injury to the seam in woar.
THE GROVER & BAKER
Is adapted to all varieties of fabrics, sewing equ a ll y
well the finest Swiss muslin or the heaviest cloth or
leather, and requiring no adjustment for any kind of
sewing other than the adaptation of needles and thread
TIE GROPER & BAKER
Sews from ordinary spools without rewinding, and fastens
its own seams, thereby saving time and thread. It will
sew common spool cotton, silk and linen thread, with
THE GROVER & BAKER
Is so simpla that an intelligent child of tan rim cm
readily learn to operate it. It is more easily kept in
order than any other machine, and need not be taken
apart to be oiled.
THE GROVER & DAHER
Makes the only stitch that cannot be injured by washing
and ironing, and the only stitch that forms an elastic
and durable seam, Fabrics put together by this stitch,
may wear out and drop to pieces from original weakness
or hard usage, but come apart or give away at the seams
they cannot; they will hold together when the cloth or
calico around them hangs in rags or tatters.
011ATONNY & 'WALTER, General Agents, 18 Fittit
Mr. JAMES R. R.EMBLE, Fourth and Market streets,
Agent for Harrisburg, where the Machines may at all
times be deft in operation.,
SEND FORA CIRCULAR _En
UNITED g TATES HOTEL,
80IITH EAST CORNER or 11TH AND MARKET STREETS.
ADJOINING THE PENNSYLVANIA RAIL
ROAD DEPOT, -
r * itEX,X.N Zh—TZIMT-irFiqECIAL•
The undersigned would respectfully:inform the Public
that be has taken the above Hotel, formerly known as
" THE MANSION HOUSE," which he has refitted and
newly furnished throughout.. - ' -
The Hoenig are RincionsAnd throughout.,
with every conVeilletice to be' found lathe best Hotele io
The "UNITED STATES" is admirably 1001%041'ft:1r the
convenience 'of traielers, being under the same roof with
the Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, and thus saving both
hack hire and porterage of baggage. No pains will be
spared to render the UNITED STATES" a &Nowt and
agreeable residence to all who may favor it with their
patronage. Charges moderate. -
0c22-d3mwly H. W. ICANAGA, Proprietor.
OEO. J. BOLTON, PitopairfOß.
The above well known and long established Hotel to
now undergoing a thorough renovation, and being in a
great degree newly furnished, under the proprietorship
of Mr. Glom J. BOLTON, who hoe been an inmate of
the house for the last three yeara j l,nd is well known to
Thankful for the liberal patronage whiohlt hat en
joyed, I cheerfully commend Mr. Bolton to the public
favor. - 3e7-dBswy WILLIAM /MERU&
• • •
THE DELAWARE. MUTUAL
SAFETY INSURANCE COMPANY,
OP ; PHILADELPHIA.
CAPITAL AND ASSETS $904,907.62.
• THE INSURANCE
COMPANY . OFNORTH AMERICA,
- INCORPORATED 1 1 7 9 4
CAPITAL AND ASSETS p. 219,475.19.
The undersigned, as 'Agent for the above well known
Companies,will make Insurance against loss or sissosse
by Bre, either perpetually or annually, on property in
either town or country.
Marine and Inland Transportation Risks also taken.
Apply personally or by letter to
deel-dkwly Harrisburg, Pa.
DR 0 L AMATlON.—Whereas y the
Honorable 3oini 3. rizassow, - President of the Cowl
omnaon Pleas in the Twelfth Judicial District, con.
slating of the counties of Lebanon and Dauphin, smiths
Hon. A. 0. Hinsmen and Ron. Fezix Hummer, Aimed.
ate Judges in Dauphin county, having issued their pre-
cept, bearing datethe 10th day of December, 1860, to me
directed for holding a Court of Oyer and Terminer and
Goners]Jail Delivery and Quarter. Sessions of the Pew*
at Harrisburg, for the county of Dauphin, and to com
mence on the 3d Monday of January, being the 21st
day of January, 1861, and to continue two weeks,
Notice is therefore hereby given to the Coroner, Jus
tices of the Peace, Aldermen, and Constables of the said
county of Dauphin, that they be then and there in their
proper ',preens, at 10 o'clock in the-forenoon of KM day,
with their records, inquisitions, examinations, and their
own remembrances, to do those things which to their
office appertains to be done, and those who are bound in
recognizances to prosecute against the prisoners that are
or shall be in the Jail of Dauphin county, be then and
there to prosecute against them as shall be just.
Given under my hand at Ilarrisburff the lath day of
December, In the year of our Lord, 1860, and in the
eighty-third year of , the independ ence
Harrisburg, December 16,1860. delB-damtil
C. F. VOLLMER
Is prepared to do all kinds of work in the
rays particular attention to MAKING AND PUTTING
DOWN CARPETS, MAKING AND REPAIRING MAT.
TRASSES, REPAIRING FURNITURE, Ac., Ice. He
can be found at all times at his residence, in the rear of
the William Tell House, corner of Raspberry and Black
berry alleys, sep294lly
GUN AND BLASTING POWDER.
JAMES M. WHEELER,
AGENT FOR ALL
POWDER AND FUSE
I. E. DUPONT DE NEMOURS .14 CO.,
r; L MING TO N, DELAWARE.
Ery• A large supply always on hand. For saie at mann
faetureee prices. Magazine two miles below town.
Er Orders received at Warehouse.
DUO DE MONTEBELLO,
HEIDSIECK & CO.
GIESLER & CO
' ANOROR—SiLLERY MOM/flat
- - MUMM
In store and for sale by
JOHN H: zrzewix
la Market street.
BURLINGTON HERRING i
Just received _ll. YR.; it CO
VRANLIERRIEI---' A. very Snyerioi lot
t0i420.1; , 319d,DocArLiEit_okffra.