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The eagerness of the public mind to seize on
anything giving promise of relief from the
present political imbroglio, is evinced by the
importance attached to a single expression at
close 9f (11-ov. Pickens' message to the South
Carolina Legislature, which reads as follows :
'Ll'he- set passed to provide an armed militarifOree
may involve en expenditure o' $50,000, and provie.don
has been made for raisings4oo,ooo more for the 'imbue
of .rins and munitions. T. 1.80 sever.l sums amount to
$1,400,000. It as hoped.that circumstances tnay arise
which will give a pacific settlement, to our dijfieutties,
and if so, every reasonable endeavor shall be made to pre
vent the expenditure of the whole ernoirit; but the more
certain way to predates 'es- parifiedurarto events is , to be
thoroughly prepared to mese any emergency."
What the "pacific 'turn' may be; is a ques
tion the public is anxious to have answered as
soon as possible. If it is based on the result
of certain propositions supposed to have been
made to the President, by the South - Carolina
Commissioners, we shall soon know more about
Greeley as a Prophet.
Some people think Greeley a wondrously
wise man, a sagacious politician, &c. Here le
an evidence of it. The following is an extract
from the Tribune in October last:
'lt will be pleasant and instructive to see what a
quieting effect, like that of oil poured upon the waters,
Sue election of Lincoln will have upon the agitation just
now of the political elernents, They (the Southern
people) have not the slightest intention of giving any
practical effect to !how) torests of secession, or forcible
resistance to the in ugniation and .dministration of
Lincoln, out of which none of our
- ally papers are eta
eiug -te create a panic. • The election stet, they -will
beaten to ahake off a suspicion-fatal 40 all their. future
projects. The avowed disunionist* will shrink into •
iituilliction about as numerous and infinelithil oar
earibmio - Abolitionists, while the -great btlk of the
southern politicians will be .too.busylwkookingtogward
embinetions, and in schemes for rtestablishing
their IDA influences at the torth; to have time' or
thonghte to spare for disunion projettii = After the
Moral ws shall have a Wm."- . • : .
. . , , •
This' is the sort of stuff with which the peo
ple wereindustriously plied bcfore'the eleCtioni
not only by Gametarir but by the'whole Repub
lican press. They were cheated with the de
lusion• that the South was not in earnest, and
that the election of ahem'. would' calm the
disunion agitation. False tidbit fhb'
the Republicans are equally false since their
purpose has been .aecomplisked. Having led
thiltountry into a fatal snare, they seem- de
termined to afford no opportunity of extrication,
and to admit of no settlement of the difficulties
they have brought upon the country except by
the sword: . Will the people tiribmil to be Wilt
died- first and butchered afterwards for the
gratification of the Republican party ?
What they are Asked to Yield
There is some virtue ina man or party yield
ing something to which he or they possess an
undoubted right, for the sake of preserving the
public peace. But we can't see that a party is
making very enormous concessions when it
yields a mere claim to something which it does
not; and cannot, legally call' its own. When
the Republicans are asked to consent to the
extension of the Missouri Compromise line to
the Paeifie, with an understanding , that slavery
shall not exist - north of the line and shall be
protected south, they exclaim against it as a
humiliatirig concessionan—abandunment of the
principles of the Chicago platform;—a giving
up of the fruits of their victory. Now, this is
decidedly cool, considering that the Supreme
Court has - decided that the Southerner has a
constitutional right to take his slaves into any
Territory, and COngrees has no right to prohibit
. : The South is willing to give up that right
in all Terrilory north of 86° 30/—to yield a sub
stantial right which they possess under the
Constitution as expounded by the Supreme
Court—and the Republican party of the North
is not willing to abandon a naked, arrogant;
usiustained claim to prohibit - slavery whero the
Supreme Court has determined they have no
right to do so. Talk about surrendering the
right to prohibit slavery in the Territories—why
the -Repribliean party had better establish that
right before they Make a merit of abandoning
it. They are asked •to do nothing more than
yield an unfounded claim. . If any man sup
poses that` he has a good' title to a piece of
property, and resorts to legal prooeedingi to
establish his claim, and - the courts decide
against him in favor of some other obiimant,
he ought, as a good citizen, to give up and Sub
mit quietly. But suppose he lea turbulent and
dangerous neighbor whom the successful man
feaiakand for the sake of compromising .all
difficitities and avoiding disturbances, the man
geiietiorisis offers to divide' the', disputed pos
seafgou with him, upon condition that he shall
allow him to retain peaceful control of the other
half, we should think the defeated party very
unreasonable to insist upon having the whole.
This is precisely the position of the Republican
parti With reference to the Territories, and the
propinition to divide them by the Missouri line.
Thu agnate Court has decided that South
erners haves, constitutional right to carry their
slave . property into any or all the Territories,
sod that Congreks - canned; prohibit the exercise
of 14114 right; but for the sake of .peaCe they
are willing to abandon all-the Territory lying
1101114 - of a - certain degree of latitude. To this
viki tilt. - and reasonable proposition ' the Re
publicans; likttbe Pirbulent man Who lost Lis
i ftw ouil,josist that:they mast have everything,
s aa-thicsle pirty who has vindicated his legal
Have nothing. • This is
firt'.l:4?l4, When 'the its
publ i aannitaik
so i n dignapaiatmut the humil
ia1:1011 of 'anandauing their' rights for the sake
ortis''uiting thee f aoritri,''tiiict ha r d ',better show
thartlietiiilights bare'sonaelistiniin4 . ' We have
already shown that what they object to yielding
is merely an unfounded claim, judicially dis
Refeat of the Critteuden Resolutions—Mr.
The defeat of the Crittenden resolutions in
the United'States Senate by the solid vote of
the Republican Senators, indicates a determi
nation on the lOW of he ; Republican party--to
make no conceagoniffer ti;Weakeeofpreeervi4
the Union, and r 4lecilii conviotient that it would
not be safe to en‘oiit the piestion to a direct
vote of the people. If the Republicans were
as confident as they pretend to be of the firm
ness of the North against any proposition to set
tiethe secession difficult lea by compromise, they
could lose nothing by taking the sense of the peo
ple. On the contrary, they would gain renewed
courage to persevere in the work of pushing
their sectional doctrines to extremities, by
demonstrating that the Republican • ranks re
mained firm in the face of the terrible conse
quences of the election of a sectional President.
But as they decline to put the issue of Union
by compromise, or disunion with civil War, to
the test of a popular election, and prefer to
assume that the people sustain their course,
when the truth could be easily ascertained by
an election, we must conclude that they appre
heed the verdict would be against them.
The House Committee, of which Mr. Conwtn
is chairman, has submitted a report together
with the following propositions for settling
existing difficulties :• -
The repeal of all laws in the States tending
to oppose or embarrass the execution of the
acts of Congress for the recovery of fugitives
from labor, for the purpose of affecting the
restoration of mutual respect and confidence
between the states of the. Union,
They revise the laws now in force for the
recovery of fugitives from labor, so as to ren
der them less objectionable to northern senti
ment, and thus remove any excuse for the
enactment of -,4 Personal• Liberty" Laws:
The amendment of the Constitution of the
United States, whereby any power to interfere
with SlaVel7 in the States is forever denied to
Congress, till every State in the Union, by its
individual State action, shall consent to its ex-
The settlement of the-Territorial question
and its withdrawal 'front party patties by ad
mitting New Mexico into the I"fnion as a slave
State forthwith, and subjecting the northern
portion of the remaining territory to such law
as the Constitution and Congress: mayfurnish
for - its 'government.
These are • the -main recommendations con
tained in the report submitted - by Mr. CORWIN,
as Chairman of the Committee of Thirty-three.
They propose to accomplish nearly the Same-ob
ject as the Ciittendenraiaolutions, while they pea
seas the advantage of proposing but one amend
.meut to the Constitution, and that af a character
to which there can be no Objection. Instead of
_running the Missouri rine to thallteiha,ns Mr.
Crittenden proposedi this report offers ti ditt
pose of the disputed Territory at once by ad
mitting New Mexico,iying south of that-line,
as a slave State,-and .subjecting the northern
portion to the control of Congress. No doubt
this plan of settlement will encounter the same
vehement opposition from the extreme Repub
licans as the Crittenden resol utions.
LETTER FROM WARRINGTON.
WASHINGTON, January 15, 1861.
Yesterday Mr. Mk, of Tennessee, made a plumb
in the Senate on the crisis, and to day Mr. Green,
of Missouri, made one on the same subject. Both
these gentlemen•aro anxious that the Union shall
be preserved, if that can be done in each manner
as to save to the South her rights under the Consti
tution; but if this cannot be accoMplished, then
they are in favor of peaceful secession, with the
hope that, at some future period, when the fever
ish excitement of the present shall have subsided,
a reunion may be effected upon a new and, per
chance, a more enduring basis. • •
Both of the gentlemen named are in favor of the
Crittenden propositions, if: they can be (tarried. I
fear that the Crittenden pro Positions cannot lie
carried, because - the Ultra Republicans are not dis
posed to favor 'them.
. prorositions that seem to meet with
any kind of favor are those contained in the bill
offered by Senator Bigler yesterday. It is under
it toed , that Misers. Cameron,-of Pennsylvania, Ten
Eyck, of New Jersey, Viet, of Ceeneetient, An
, of Rhode Island, and Grimes, of lowa, on
the. Republican side of the Senate, will support Mr.
Bigler's bill, because it provides for a reference to
the people directly and speedily. In the House
quite a number of Republican members will sup
.port it also; so that its success is considered almost
certain. It will not do to put'the evil day Off much
longer; the brines involvedin this struggle must
be met promptly, or all is lost. Surely every good
man in the nation would be rejoiced to see the dark
clouds of secession and ultimate dissolution give
place to the bright sun of hope for the future wel
fare of our country, and for that reason I feel war
ranted in presuming that the people of Pennsyl
vania, and of the North generally, will bail with
delight the propositions of Senator Bigler at each
a trying hour as the present.
The stories that have feud their way into the
public prints about the arming of the different de-'
partments of the government in this city, With k
view to preserve them from threatened sudden as
sault, have been greatly exaggerated. It is never
thiamin true that precautions have been taken to
guard the publii buildings from any attempt that
might-ho made, from any:quarter, to -seise , them
in the wient of Surprise from those who' oontem
plate such - surprise, if, indeed, any such thing is
atailitatok About one hundred and fifty itand of
muskets have been placed in . the Patent Office
building for its-defence. What piecautione have
been tiken to preserve the other publio buildings
I am not informed of. That the Government have
some Well-groandid suspicions on thie Subject does
not admit of a doubt, else orals would not be sup
plied far the use of those who are charged with
the-safe-keeping of the Department Of the Interior.
The government is very 'active just now, in all
the Departmente, - in arranging matters, in view of
the imminent danger of a collision between the
North and the South. or rathei the Federal au
thorities and the Republic of South, Carolina. All
the operations of the Government are being den
ducted with the utmost secrecy, in 'order that'what
is done may be iffectiim whin the time tomes.—
New overtures have been made by South Carolina
- to our government, but of what nature it is Wl
possible to Snd out just now.. A few dais: must
doyekm the plans of the Administration with ro
gard' to what shall be done at the South: - -The 'task
w i t iaiihly. Buchanan his 'to perform is one of 'ex.'
tren4ielicaci , Desirous -of avoiding' the shed
a ng. o f blood; while!, imPerious necessity and
stern date , require that the property of tba govern
ment must bit Aefewded and - preserved,,it requires
no Ordinary sagacity trrarriee :at a etirrect condi_
Mon iv th Polloributtld be adoPted
in such an emergency Ltd surrounds him at pr:seot.
That be will do his whole duty I never had a
doubt, but what that duty LI I am at a lona to di
The Pacific Railroad bill is up. in Senate to-day,.
with a pretty fair show for its paesage.- - While I.
write, Uen. Lane, of Oregon, is making a : speech:
on the bill. Reis in favor of extending the Toad
or roads: to . Oregon, as far as tha,Colutobia:river,-
Idr. , Bragg,;.of North Carolina, is:ialaitti:'-.44fer--
firing tho'bill to *select committielt liereSenattar'
to examine it with care, before :Ails titrestiedli•ton:
, vote, but the friends of the meas4e, wiasAppoer -
to have a majority in the Senatecrareelider
the referenee, bemuse they fear if it shimld be re
ferred it will be strangled in,committee.
Quite.a. another : of abtrges are.abont to be made
in the Departments. The heads of Bureaus and
clerks who sympathize with the secession move
ment will have to give place to those who are sat
isfied} with the :Union as it was before the seces
sion movement began. The Administration find•
,this Course necessary in consequence of the feet
that all the secret objects of the government, tooth
blgthe state of things in the South, are telegraphed
South as they transpire, and thus the government
is thwarted. when it should be free. A number of
resignations have already taken place in the De
partment of the Interior, in anticipation of the de
termination on part of the authorities to make the
changes indicated above.
The resignations of Southerners who hold posi
tions in the army and navy continue to come in
daily. Some of these hot-headed gentlemen may
be very sorry for their precipitancy before six
months roll round.
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 1861.
Senate called to order by the Clerk. Mr.
SMITH called to the chair. Prayer by Rev.
The SPEAKER laid before the Senate a com
munication from the Governor announcing the
appointment of Eli Slifer ae Secretary of the
Also, a communication from Eli Slifer, an
nouncing the air imintruent of amuel D. Thomas
as Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth.
The standing committees reported a number
of bills as committed.. . , .
/ULU IN. PLACE
Mr. YARDLEY, a supplement to the ad in
corporating the Spinneraville and Goshenhop
pen turnpike company.
Mr. FINNEY, an act authorizing the settle
ment of the, account of K C. Wilson:,
Mr. HIESTAND, a supplement to an act, en
titled "An-act to encourage the manufacture of
iron. by coal, coke 'and other • mineral sub
Mr. NIGEMLS, a supplement to an act in
norporating the Gap mining company.
Mr. PENNEY, - an aot to incorporate The An
drew° oil company. ,•
Mr. BLOOD offered a resolution that three
thousand copies of the reports of' the banks
made to the Anditor General be printed for the'
use'of the Senate ; which was agreed to. •
Mr. CLYMER offered a resolution , calling
upon the Auditor Generally' . information as to
.the amount of tiles; if any,-akiessed upon the
Delan'are" Division, North 'Branch and West
Branch canal. companies, and if no taxes have
been assessed,' the' Auditcir -General ikreqnired
to communicate to the Stale 'whether; An- his
opinion, said timporations ate liable to taxation.'
Agreed td. - • • '
Mr: HALL Moved that when the' Senate 'ad
journsto-day, it adjournd to Meet 6n Monday
next. at 11 e'elock, which was itgreed•to.
Mr. 'FINNEY moved: that 'the - `Senate now
proceed to nominate a candidate for State
' Treastirer, which was agee. d ' '
Mr. CONNELL nominated Henry D. Moore.
Dr. CRAW FORD nominated ' 3. 'O. James. •
Mr. PENNEY nominated Negley.
Mr. GREGG nominated Robert! aldwin:
Mr. BLOOD nailed up the supplenient to the
act far the relief of Nancy Lord, Nancy Wilkin
son and others, which passed - finally.
Mr. YARDLEY called Op the supplement to
Spinnersville and Goshenhoppen ttropike com
pany, which passed finally. '
Mr. CONNELL called up the bill in relation
to saving fund and trust
. corapcnies, which
was slightly 'amended, and passed finally.
There being no , furthei• business' before the
Senate, on motion of Mr. IRISH, adjourned
till Monday morning at 'll &Clock: —
HOUSE . OF REPRESENTATIVES.
EVENiNEF finsittiC •
Pursuant to adjournment, the House met. at
o'clock, and was 'balled- to order :by the
SPEAKER. - •
The unfinished business was taken up. This
was the considers ion of a resolutionto auth o r ize
the -printing• of the Inaugural Message of Vov.
Curtin in pamphlet form; Mr; BARNSLEY
argued that this was the best way to give pub
licity to the document. ;' and the question being
taken, it was agreed' that 7,000 should . be
printed in English, and 2,00 G in German.
The special Order of the evening tieing the
further consideration of the Senate resolutions
on the State of tbe Union, was taken up. • Mr.
GORDON having the floor, continued his argu
ment in defence of the present laws of Penn—
sylvania, alleging that neither the 95th nor 96th
sections of the kidnapping law contained any.
thing contrary to the Constitutfon of the
United States. The 96th section did not conflict
in the least with the slaves laws, but only
prevented the State froth being turned into a
slave mart for the South. The sole object of
repealing these sections was to show unn cesiiary
humiliation. Mr. GORDON spoke for nearly
an hour, miming the most ultti ground on the
question of slavery.
Mr. BARTHOLOMEW, Of Schuylkill county,
endorsed the views of Mr. GORDON, declaring
his unwillingness to yield air outti, •
Mr. ABBOTT followed,' opposing the repeat
of any of the statutes of Pennsylvania.
Mr. BYRNE advocated the repeal of the act
of 1847, and also the obnoxious sections of the
Penal Co ie. lie was in favor of the Union,
and the whole Union ; tiut it Must be a Union` f
peace and good will. •
The House then adjourned.
: , MORNING SESSION.
TionsnaY Jan. 17,
. . 1861.
• The House met at 11 o'clock, and was called
to order by the SPEAKER.
-Leave . of absence was granted to certai n
Mr. COLLINS moved to postpone the special
oider of the day ; which'was agreed to. Sundry
petitions were presented. Among 'them was
one from citizens of Bedford' cbunty, praying
for an extension of the Miesofiri Compromise:;
also, one in favor of the erection of a boom at
Jersey Shore ; also, one praying thattbe inter
marriage of black and .witite 'citizens may be
made,a criminal offence . ; also, oue fi cm c i t i zen§
of Bucks county, praying that colored elating
may not be allowed to.enter, the Ctintnuinwealth
with the inten'uo:of *Settling ,t h ,
Mr.' 'ARMSTRONG' 'offered a resoliatiatt
granttng the ime the Hall to Revi
Faris'," for the purpose 'of delivering a lecture ,
on the Union, on this (Thursday) eitnint....o.
This. Was agreed to. , : .
•Mr. HECK offered a resolution tenderina the ,
sympathies of the Houi3e to the bereaved &tidy
of. the =late Wllllll'l - 31 C! A. - .Luw.ipt ic ,:
Bpeakor 'of 'the "'dose , , reareiting , hie death
eulogising his life, mid requiring -he Members,
and officers of the House to wear thabidgeoV
nibuitiiiikl for the usual time: -••- •
- totri ilEM*liked Oro. in#ulgence 'of "the
ir r odeeded to deliver a eulogy. one
WannatmaYi , Jan. 16.
the de •eased—referring to his ptivate lite, his
processional career, and his political services.
The resolution passed unanimously—the ayes
and ones being called by Messrs. ACKER and
,Xti. BUTLER (Crawford) voted “no," giving
reasons. had be.-12 brought up as a member
_itf.t)le Society or Friends. and would not con
form to the usage of wearing crape—a practice
which .he could not conschontiously, approve,
and would ; not , endorse, eiist in the.event °fgt.
des* of „a member of his Ono ft#oly.
re4PAtit AS any onerforiitite Aeoesitieid
Speakerotnillan a member.
Finally,,..how*ver, at the'reiluest . of certain
he withdrew his vote.
Mr. SELTZER offered a resolution, as fol
Resolved, That we fully appAllive the hold and
patriotic act of Major Anderson in withdrawing
from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumpter, and the
determination of the President to maintain that
officer in his. position; and that we will support
the President in all constitutional measures to
enforce the laws and .preserve the glosous
On the final passage of the resolution', the
yeas and nays were required by Mr. ACKER
and Mr. COWAN,and were as follow, viz :
Ifs...it—Messrs. Abbott, ..teker,4lezander, Aehcem,
Austin, Barnsley, llartholo ew:Blzler, Blanchard,
Boyer, Breeder, Brewster-, Dania, Duller, (Carbon.) But
ler, (Crawtord,) Byrne Caldwell, Clark: Collins,. Cepa,
Cowan, Dismant, Diving, Donley, Douglass,. Duffield,
Duncan, Dunlap, Ellenberger. Freaier, Gapki 1, 6ibbo
Gordon, Graham, Harvey, , Heck;
Hilanae, Hood, lfins, Hahn. ' ruin, Kline. Koch Mir
reneo.Leis nring,'Liehtenwallner. Lowther, M'ikinoughi.
Markhall, Menre,,Merrisou, Mul r
len, Myers, Ober. Osterhout. Patterson, Peirce,
Reiff, • Rhoads, Ridgway Robinson. Rimer, Selirock,
Seltzer, fer. Sheppard, Smith ((Berke.) Smith, i la
deipbla.) Slob= stoneback. /Wiwi Taylor.
Walker,, White, , 'Tracy. aiker,. l6it;iltro s ),WPAßek sing,
Davis; Speaket-80. •
So the question was determined la the affirm-
Mr_ DUNCAN offered a resolution approving
of the high and patriotic ground of Gov. Hicks,
of Maryland; mil pledging to iltiaryland the
sympathy and brotherhood' of Pennsylvania
in her efforts to sustain -the Union.
On the final paeaage of this the yeas and
nays were required by Mr. SELTZER and:Mr:.
WILSON, and were as follow, 'vii: °• s - •
Ywas..--Mesars. Abbott; Aeker, 'Alaxander,' Asticoni,
Austin,Barosley, Bartholomewi Bizleri Blanchard, Bliss,
Boyer, Bressler, Brewster, Barns, Butter, ( Crawford,)
Byrne, Daldwell; Clark; Cowan;
Dealer, Douglass, Dufftelkililenberger;Priciler,Geskile;
bboney, Goehring, Gorden; :Olaharow
Hill. Hillman, Hood,,bogus; Elahu, Xlinet_liftebt
Lawie Leisenring; bichtenwitilper;biasither.'s.+Bon.
ougb; .I(arshalti Moors; MoriDpirkii
Mollie, *Yee; linteri• OexernoetiiP*tereoni floro4 3 ,,Renti
dell, Reiff, Itboadis,.llldgwsy r ilobiaSetl, APiler,DchrudAt
Seltzer; Shafer, Sheppard; Smith.. (Dories )'Smith; R;
aclelphis,} Stehinimy Stratig,' Taylor,' Teller s ' Thrhillia,t,
Tracy, W alker,'• White , Wallow
• , i .:;, rs,
So : the question Wig de Orilline a in tie sr
'-• • •
Mr. SELTZER offered a resolutiOtt requiring
a copy of the above to be transmitted' to Gov.
Hicks, signed by the Speaker and clerks of both
Houses. Agri.ed tio.• • • • • -
Mr. LEISENE4I4G offered' the folloiring re
solutions • • ;
Resolved; That 'we approve the action or
the Legislature; or the State Of _Delaware in the
unqualified disaPproval of the remedy - 6r the
existing - difficulties suggested to that body
the resoltuititt•ni the Legialature.-Of
sippi, and "congratulate the_ isitizeint of thitt
State upon their • determinhtioni 'as elprettied l
througli their 'representativeS ? to stand by"the
Raoiced, That the;noble'efforts Of Govertiee
Leta*, or Virginia; to_'seem the title 'Of dill ,
union and. preserve the' great , Cdrifederacy on
a just . and' honerable •tiaals, 'kneels with- onr
hearty- concurrence,' and that wit premise' the
coatiervitive citizens- of that and all ' the other ,
States 4hti. right -hand Of in emery'
attempt to brintabaut a more perfect union...
M.:solved; I hat -in Govertior Mirth'
Carolina', werecognize ',the; fearless' friend 'of
the of States,' an.' in'hiti - detettnidatidi.
as expre i ssed.in his letter to', the" President,. to '
promptly 'restore to the custody of the General
Governinent the forts which were seized-With
out authority, we' have reason to feel that 'the
citizens of that State are'conservative'and.wil- .
Lintz to sta_l4.b.:_v_Alteqoustittttion' and laws Of
the cout.try. - -
On susp tiding the rules to proceed to the
second reading of the resolutions, the ayes and
noes were reqoired, and were as '
Ynin—Meesre. Abi•ott; Asheom,' Anitin; Barthelo
mew„. Bliee, Boyer, Invasion, Huller, (Carton). Butler.
(Crawford,) Syn.?, Caldwell, Clark, Cot ins, Dope, Cow
an, D meat. Divine . . Donley, Duffield, Duncan. Dunlap,:
Biteuberser:" Ga-kill, Gibkoney; Reek UM, • Hkilra n,
Huhn; reln,M.line, Koch, Lawronoe' Lewonring, Link
tenwalloer? Lowther,. 3VD,z °ugh. Manifold, illarslialli-
Mo re, ?dor ison Mollin, Myere,..Cber, Catena - oat,
lemon, Randall. Reiff Rhoads, Riegwee, (teller ; init rook,
Seltzer,. Shafer , Sheppard; Smith, (11e , ks,) Smith,. (Phil
anelptu-,) Stunebse.k i Tclter.TAptu!a, Wal k er and. 1141-
' Nira—Measii Acker, Alex , tideir - Barnalet:
Blanchard, Brewster, Burns, Bandage, Brazier, Gook.:
ring, Graham, Germ. Boost, Waoulgal Delree.,Robin,
son i't.-hman , Taylor Traey White. Willtitaufana Di--
via, Speaker-24. "
Su the question waslieteiniutil
Mr. LEISERRINO advocatedrthe passaged
the r e solut ions, but finally, agreed to pestpOne
fur the'present. . .
Mr. WILSON offered a resolution fixing a
joint convention on 21st inst._, at 12 m ., for the
election of State' Treasurer end 'that 'notnina
lions be now made. Agreed_io.. .
NOMINATIONS FOR STATE TREASURER.
Mr. SHEPPARD nominated Henry D. Moore,
of Philadelphia: .
Mr. DUNLAP nominated J. 0. James, of
Philadelphia.. ; •
Mr. BYRNE nominated George Sanderson,
Mr. HUIIN nominated Col. R. Ratcliffe, of
Mr. DONLEY nominated George W. Miller,
Mr. DUFFIELD nominated Lewis Schnell,
Mr. BUTLER (Carbon) nominated J. Monroe
Mr. PIERCE nominated Benjamin J. Paaa
more. of Cheater.
lir. SMITH nominated George Williams, of
- • , •
Mr. 'ROOD nominated Robert Baldwin, of
Lancaster. . •
Mr. 'SHAFER moved that when the Meuse
adjourn, it do so to meet on • Monday next at.
11 o'clook.a.• m. , ;
Mr. 'COWAN moved to amend, by requiring
.tke House to meet at 3 p. this afterumus..
The resolution as amended was agreed to.
Reports of standing committees were , re-
Wild, and sundry bills in place were read.'
Mr. ABBOTT &eked . that. the :committee on
the Philadelphia contested election brae, have
leave to sit in that city to take evidence. Thia
was agreed to. '
'An act changing the place of holding elec
tions in Auburn, Schuylkill county. Adjourn
The special order of the afternoon being the
consideradon of Senate - resolutions lie. lon
the state of the Union. i• •
tlr." H 11.1., of Montgomery, being entitled to
the floor, proceeded to deliver a speech against
the 'resolutions. He was l'ollowtd by Mr.
COWAN and' Mr. HUHN.
Mr SHALit Lc moved that when the NO1191)
adjourn, it do so to meet- on Monday morning'
nezi :it 11. o'clock. . This was, opposed" by Mr:
BUTLER (Crawford) — The ayes and noes"
were ealled,•and the motion was egreedito by,
a vote of 44 ayes to 88noes.
Mr. T 11044.5. then'assumed the fiber, en,
dorsiug the Betide
,resoltiticus, and ,dec!nring
that it was ineipedient to 'Rase. the Prop , ite4;
tintendninta tp s4ll
~ isso ions. He Was f9l
lowed by Mr. - -
St. Patirrek's Ny..o 9 .turo on Sulo:10y ibis year..
filo. civic oeleoxstiolle w,41104p,p1 400 , ,:u 0 g %nab,
per of conriie f nnth,e- ittonflaufaloWing, 1, , :•1
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
Millk COMMAS-SEMI SESSION.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.
SENATB.-Mr. Fessenden (Me.) presented the
credentials of Lot M. Morrell, United States
Senator from Maine, in place of Mr. Hamlin,
which were read and Mr. Morrell was sworn in.
The chair presented a communication from •he
Vosirno* Of Ohio who had directed to him the
creidenciaikvofJ:. D. P. Chase, as -Unit ed States
Setisior from Ohio. The credentials were read.
• Mr. H u i tee (Va. • ) called up the Deficiency
Mr. Cameron desired to postpone in order to
take up another bill of the greatest irapors once.
Mr. Hunter said that he could not give way.
a'he amendment to the bill is to substitute
$450,000, instead of $900,000.
Mr. Fesseuden (Me.) said that $450,000 will
be nesessary to pay the expenses of ttm two
slavers already captured,
Mr. Hunter said that, $450,000 is the amount
necessary to prt.tect the Treasury.
The amendment was - adopted.
Mr. Hunter moved an amendment at the end
of the bill appropriating $300,000 to pay a
contract made with A. W. Thompson, in May.
1859, for a coaling ligation on the .Isthmns of
The amendment - allowing $300,000 for the
Chiriqtti -Improvement -contract; was-passed by
a yea and nay vote called film by Mr. Clark,
(N_ EL)Yeas 38, nays -.
Mr. Si 8.•
ckles (N. Y.)- • said that it was not
too 'ranch to remark •that there now exists more
asperity between different' sections of the con
federaey as .well as alienatian of-feeling than
existed-between England and the Col-nits in
1774. In the revolutionary period,there was
in Great Britain a force party and a party for
conciliation. ' Force controlled the - parliament,
and what were the results? History records it: •
It-is forms ftt decide whether we will reject the
counsels which experience presents or. whether:
we will imitate the policy, of George the Third
and Lord :North, which proved so fatal to the
ambitien of England. • -
Harm—Mr. PottlelN. Y.) trod - Committee
On Naval Affairs, reported the Senate• joint
resolution in favor of. Commodore Pending,
• Mr. Madinat' (Ark.) objected 'to its consid
eration. He undeverood-thatdtsave permission
to Commodore Paulding to accept, a sword and
grant of land ter having
,aoied in the capacity
of Constable fer Great Britain and - Nicaritgita•
Mr. Pottle -replied that the gentleman was
entirely mistaken; .it was not.for acting.an gen--
stable but for the distinguished services ren
IMr.'. Hindman •• could not , , ibquire lido the
mattet.of distingpishectservices; he condemned:
Cmolgodore ,Pmdding's-etpdect .t.hen as..4e did,
how. ' •
! ` Mr.' Clemens rire;:y presented 'a mentorial
signed by 28,000 persons in his Congrettedonal -
District; Comprising the. connties.of Ohio, t HAM . -
kook. Brooke, Weisel ! and %Taylor; in femur: of
kadjustment of the slavery difficulties * ate
Mr. Webster (Md.) presented a memorial
prom some of his constituents •in - friver , of the
C rittend en plan. .He-helievedthey represented
he wishes of thapeople of,. all parties is his,
. ' Laid on.
.the table'ao ordered to' be printed: -
. h . 4' th - ' -. at '
; Thc - ous en we into committee of the
whole on the 'Mete - Of 'the Union'on'the Army
-,, i •
Mr. Thomas (Tenn.). referred to the compro-=
mising.tpirit of. those:who framed thcOonsti
tutiottii itcerontrast to:the *Aid sensitiveness
be ,the sl avery
. iliiCiticiit ;.*llliCli ' pervades .fflii
North an d , its,in.hostilitptuiStatthern. institu-i
tilma. IleNtttited the-sentiteitte4f '34llr:Sew-'
aid and M . I. Xipiaipi#, AlphlOgy that gii:hinal
nation of I tlur. latter: was )made: im ~the., . sole
ground -- of-his lictitility--la.-sleveryi . and , Was
therefore ,elected * not to geyer,n;tligi s lipribi hut"
tthe:South;.w.ho,hati.no more to•Ido with ,his
election •• the* they had With that of the Einz .
Over pf France. He vrek:to:theßeetli;a:2for;•
eign ruler. He-refuted thecharges thatSeuth...-
enters are slaverY'yropagendiets ;. that only
take, .the pOsitioothei : they.neaequala to : the
'anion, and that When territory . isAtequired, ,
they - nwve - liffe 7 riVllit - to Igo mere under, the Con - 4
stitution, and no power but that tif - the people
of the. Territories theniselves'ean'at ally Mille
exclude them from their. rights... .He believed
• the North would net. 'obstruct their • eonstite:.
tional rights, if the people of that section were
not grossly misrepresented. He .further ditt.
cussed the Territorial question in connection
With slavery. . „ ...
' -The Southern States, he said, have not failed
in; a particle .of their duty as to the acquisition `
of territory; whether in cash or blood: -Then
why' deny !ES th9ir rights and by, hotneeit4a,df
:bills give , the land to strangers and iirsatini!
eases:those whd cannot speak our own, language
The z4t; take the time to Miter: into,
a legal "argum e nt as O. : their right of secession,"
they go back• to the iirst and great principle
e'nunoiated in 1&e Declaiation of Iridapendence,
namely: That When; ihe purposes govern
. [pent are perverted to tyranny and usurpation,
the people hap:l-the right to-provide new guards
for their safety:. ...If . coercion is attempted, -
every State will and.hught. to make a common
caitee,'asit hand of brothers, and regard. eiery ,
blow ad aimed at tbeis own bosonis.: •The
Southern people .cannot!be conquered; and co..
eicion would only add fuel to the flame. If the
government had manifested 'a more peaceful
Policy, he questioned whether more than one
State, if even thati:would be now-out of the
Union. There would have been, More time
given for the settlement of difficulties.
ST.Lotus, Jan. 17.
In the Senate yesterday; Mr. Johnston',
Chairman of the Commictee.op ;Federal Rel
Mims, introduced •a bill, providing that the
Governor shall tippoint one Commissioner from
each Congressional ' pistrict, to a. Consulting
Convention of the alive -States, to ;be held at
Nashville on the .4th of .Fehruary, to agree
upon the amendments to the Constitution re
quired foi the security of .the slave States, the
results to be laid-before • the National Conven
The Gravernor further instructed to ap
point. three commissioners from this State to
meet three commissioners from each of-the
thirty-tfirie Stites in* oonventiqn to be beta at
Wheelingi' on the I.lthrof February; to adjust
the present difficulties preserve the Union,
and avert civil war. :The:flovernor is also re
quired to appoint one commissioner to proceed
to Illinois to request. the Legislature of that
State to second the: movemenCand use their
influence with the other free States to have:con
servative men appointed to the Wheeling Con- .
The introduction of this bill • gave general
satisfaction. , '
.The bill was amended yesterday by adopting
a provision similar to that contained in the
Virginia bill.' submitting the action .of the
convention, to the people, after which the whole
subject was tabled, and& substitute embracing
an entirely , new proposition was intrciduced by
air. Stevenson. asking Congress to call a
Convention for redress of grievances as Fold& d
in the fifth article of the Convention. •
A petition, praying , for,tba adoption of the
Crittenden propositions by Congress, . and
bearing niftily 6,000 names, has been;forwarded
to our Repreimntatiires at Waeliington.
Waisuiwaroi. Jan. 17.
Although the Republican, Senators, yester
day voted against the Crittenden Compromise,
Lb - cif - Chief Objection - was to that part which
pireimsed to dove' the territery which ; . may
hereafter be acquired, but a measure of that
atifOraofei 4003184 fa the present toreitc•ry ,
ofeeta wiih Berne degree of favor with the
publicans in both brandies or Cungmea., .
It is known in the mos , .tailliditacptililiMin
circles that so fix,r., Meifil*,teiiiitid and Bates
:and probably hiOgetes, Conneetient, eon-
BMW° the new Cabinet . . The others win 11, -- t
he absolutely determined until the arrival here
of the President elect.
demand of the independent State of
South ,Carolina that Fort Sumpter should he
forthwith evacuated, has been stoutly refused
by the President. and Lieut. Hall left yester.
day for Charleston, with instruction to N or
Anderson that should the fort be attacked he
will defend it to the last.
This being the ease, it now remains to be
seen whether the authorities of South Car o li n 4
Will put their threat in execution and sssapit
the citadel. The Commissioners from thence
assert that she will ; and further, that the f ort
will he captured, let the consequences be wh a t
they may. They count on a ten ifie and blood
struggle, and are fully prepared to meet, it
Authentic advices report that Major Ander,
son' haiii7full supply of stores for three months
Government Drafts Dishonored.
The collector of the port has refused 17
the Federal drafts, until ordera.have been re e
ceived from the (lovernor of Alabama.
Express Robbers Convicted.
BRIDORPORT, Jan. 17.
Roberts, Stebbins and Kellogg have be f i t
ennvicted of the robbery of the safe of Adams'
WANTED—Two WHITE WOMEN at
the European Hotel. Apply to
E. C. WILLIAMS,
On the premises.
WANTED—A WHITE WOMAN to
•I! V Cook, Wash and Iron To one that underatanda
her business, and can, come will', god rreomm lodation,
liberal wages will be paid Apply at the D. iHood Store
of CATHCART & Bi•
janlB43t* . Market Igeere.
rOUNM--Yesterday morning:a el OLD
fiIaBEVE BUTTON. The owner can have the sante
calling at this office and paying for this advertise.
kTOPlCE.—Whereas Letters iestamen.
tary on the estate of WILLI/at SITAISIVORA, late of
the city of Harrisburg, deceased, have been granted by
the Register of Dauphin county to the undersigned:
Tbe!efore, notice - is hereby given to all persons in.
debted to the estate of said decedent to make pa. meat
ha early as practicable; and these hawing claims or de
ininda against the same will them without delay,
Only itiathentlbiled; for settlement.
Adminiatestor at said. deceased.
I Harrisburg, January 1, 1861. .jain2-6tdlaw
To RENT—The well itioivti BUSINESS
STAND at the corner of Front awl blarket street/.
Enquire of [janl64l3t*) Er. I. BUCHER.
,EN DOLLARS, REWARD —,LOST, a
I MINH SABLE r MB, between Halbach's and the
garket Square, on Monday evening. 14th. The finder
will receive the above. roward;by,liaavbig ltat this office
or - at:the store of [janlq-datit] • fil. H.
N ICTARINESI I invoice of f
us Bd3o4triit . iirei:g s ertwo,!.e ah
jt,iy. a gua ig v z erioy:,,,(s.
!VELE BIBLE ON DIV 0.11(144 - 1"
Idwhiewtoids.stelrom Mark's v.; 9,12 n
"Whl therefore, God has joined together letilotlnan
hoseever dial' put away his wife and`MisiryMiother
,committetb adultawr• rAnd if a "Woman ?shall , put 'away
her husbanianormartysigninelieasmmitteth4idditery:) ,
etberw, the above ia this edict or the
iinpreme Lawgiver, from which there is do appea-a:
f`ifhilifV,Cher4docein'..l!haii Joined tegethar 101w/onto
put asuadiiia% - .;.jtittstVdtt •
'; JUST RECEIVED—A large Est.WOr
IP) SCOTCh ANEY,DROWN STOUT aM LONDON
TORTEN. For sale at the Jeweat`vae• by
TOW apket street. ,
;1A - C K BON ,
./4 'O. 0 .
= NO. 90% DIARKET . STREET,
Where they'hativid to &Tete - their entlie , thae to the
leantifteturer of Y:• -
-B 00 TS . . AND 841 , 0 E 8
flf all kinds and Va r iet i es; the 'neatest and moat fash
ionable atyien,andat satiafactery prices:
Their - a - WI irili - conatzt,'da•gift, of G***LitiPs Ping
Wand Patent, Leather Boots and Shoes, iate'crt styles;
Ladies' and - Misses' Gaiters, add - other Shoes id great
yariety ; and in fact everything , connected
Shoe business, E • - • • - • ; ;
VSTOMER , WORIC will be piirtionlarly ottooded to,
and in nIF Oni!eif will 'aetilifeetiini tie if errioitkl; pus
*tied - op by itself the best makers in the country:
The long - praettest expertaa mot the undersigned, end
ilieiretiihAuowle4git of tho beelueis
tirust v be.sufficient. gtuirautee to. the public that they
do them juutice r atui furnish them au article that
grill recommend itself 'for utility . , cheapneei . sid dun
ITAC BB9O 4 W.
DYOTTVILLE-GLASS WORKS, !
akaanipicrkins: . .
I: C&R.UP . Yi,D11111113011161411;
WINS, PORTNit i MiNBRAL:WATSII,II4:Gfeti AND
. • . .
• _ & G. W. BBNNERS t
0c19.4117 ZT South Front store; Philadelphta..
INSTRUCTION - IN MUSIC.
F. W . WEBER nephew and taught by the wall rit•
membered late F. W. Weber, of Harrisburg, is prepared
to give lemony ; Ili-Ample ti , poA the PIANO, yIOLIN.
CELLO, VIOLIN and FLUTE. Ile - will give lessens at
his reside:KS,: corner of Locust street and River alley
or at the homes of pupils. itt2s 7 .l6ht
XT ITHIN REACH 911 1 . • ALL !
GROVER & BAKER'S
495 BROADWAY, NEW YORE
The public attention ie respectfully requested to the
following cards of limes Rows, 1n..; and the Gnome &
BAKIR S. M. Co
A CARP FROM THE GROVER 4 B *KER. PA ff. CO.
Our Patents being now established by the Courts, ma
are enabled to furnish the Gaovra & Bemis Machine,
'with important improvements, at greatly
The moderate price at which Machines, mains th e
• Gsovsa Sc &MIR stitch, can now be had.,brings them
'within the reach or all, cud rendersihnetat Noidatide
'making inferior stitches- as unnecessary as Lt (a iisayiia
'• Persons desiring the best Machines, and the right to
nee them, must 'not -Only be Bore to buy Machines making
,the StMearieu stitch, but Blau that. atteleMa . ohinel
'are made ant - stamped' under our 'pateritt aid !hew of
Muss Bows, la
(MOTS& & BAKER O. 11, CO„
• 495 sroddierigv, Yew York
A LARD PROM RI4AS MOWN, - YR
AB persons are cantioned . notitO make, deal in, or am
any Hewing islifch 'lime from two spools and
make the stitch kliownliathellnoenn &. Ramis /Wok.
unless the IMMO *re -plaits based from the GROINS& Bi-
Stitt -Salvias 'Siontpany, - Or their Assotai oak .
canoes, and' stamped lender my patent of Septembei to;
Said Compatiy, Mid their LiCetitlen, alone, are MO*
authorized under their own patents, andsaid
eatioidial term thereof, to make and
kind of Sewing Machine, and all others ars piraciesispok
my ligia -pan i cand - will bo dealt with accordingin
I.F7aS4IF.N4D OR A CfReFLAR ,
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