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A:meeting of the Democratic State Executive Com
mitts* will be held at the BUEHLER HOUSE. Harris
burg, on Wednesday, January 30, 1861, at 3 o'clock. p. m
Democratic papers In the State wi'l please copy:
It will be seen by the above notice, that the
Hon. W. H. WELSH, Chairman of the Demo
cratic State Executive Committee, has sailed a
meeting of said Committee to take into consid-
eration the existing state of things in the coun
try. This determination on part of Mv.
is in accordanCe with the wishes not only of
many members of the Committee of which he
is Chairmsn, but also with those of the Demo.
era - tie-masses allover the Commonwealth. The
Democracy of this State hare waited, patiently
waited, the action of the dominant party in the
Legislature, now in session in this city, on the
questions involved in the unhappy controversy
between the North and the South—a controver-
sy brought about by the action of that same
party—in the hope that at a time like the pre
sent, when the very existence of the govern-
went is threatened, when the foundations of
the Republic are giving way, and naught but
ruin stares us in the face, that the so-called
Republican party would tithe aueh wise, eon_
eillitory and conservative action as would at
least place proud old Pennsylvania in an ati
tude worthy her former history, andgeograph:
ical, and moral position. But this hope has
failed. The passage of the Senate resolutions
by the Hausa .of Representatives on the 22d
inst., has effectually dissiptsted the last vestige
of Lope , which a patriot might cherish, that the
Bepubliean party in the Legislature has either
the will or the patriotism to rise above the
level of the blinded partisan and enunciate a
thought or give utterance to a sentiment that
could in any way contribute to healing the
E ffie time has come, therefore, when the
Democracy, who have ever stood as the consti
tutional advocates and the defenders of the
rights of all the States, and who on many a
memorable occasion have withsto44 the shock
of fanatical and frenzied folly and madness
who have on many a battle-field, rendered glo-
TiOlta -by their valor and constancy, beat back
the insidious or open invaders of the rights of
the people—to come up to the rescue of their
eountry in this moot trying hour, and speak,
in tones of thunder, their will and purpose.—
Let the word be passed from lip to . •lip, from
house to house, throughout the entire Common
wealth, that Pennsylvania, through her Demo-
eracy, will be heard at this alarming and peril
ous moment. Let her take her stand alongside
of her powerful and patriotic sister, Virginia,
and assume the proud position of mediators
between the wild fanaticism of the extremists,
both North and South.
To falter now is criminal on the part of the
Democracy. But of that we have no fear. In
In our judgment, the committee should promptly
recommend the assembling of a State Conven-
lion at this place, at the earliest possible day.
Let the Democracy send to that Convention
_their best and truest men, and our word for it,
the result of the proceedings of such an assem
blage will be both opportune and salutary.
Can we say more than this ? Is it necessary
to rally with burning words the men of a party
who have always responded with promptitude
and alacrity to the call of their country? We
answer—no. Remember that he who places
himself between his country and destruction,
when her interests, her honor or her glory
requires the sacrifice, renders himself immortal
ia the affections of his countrymen.
The Virginia Movement.
We are glad to see, says the Journal of Com
merce, the noble old State of Virginia movingin
behalf of a peaceful adjustment of the disunion
question. Nor are we surprised at her action,
which, indeed, was predicted in our columns,
at an early stage of the difficulty. The pod;
Lion of Virginia gives her great influence 'with
both sections of the Union, and : in taking mea
cures, before proceeding to separate herself
from her sister States, to procure a considera
tion of the grievances which form the cause of
complaint, she is but carrying into practical
effect, that moderation and forbearance, and
patriotism, which the crisis dementia.
The appointment cif Commissioners to meet
representatives from other States at Watling
ton, and also to visit the South Carolina and
United States authorities, and to ask for a ces
sation of hoetilitiesuntilpetteeful measures can
be first tried, is a ?Ville and discreet exercise of
Legislative power, and we 'trust will exert a
healthful influence in all tquarters. Let the
other middle or border Stites - concur in ihis
plan, and ,ep-operate with Virgitha in ket
noble Warta_ to. save.the Union. It is by BM !
eiliation end consultation—not bylienuicialion
and rashness, that the disuditlii spirit on the
one hand and the detithnd We coercion on the
other is to be stayed.
Shothd this pia* tints inaugurated by Vir
ginia, have thli 'effect to hold the disunion
movement %%heck for a season, we shall ap-
Irealtritl ehepi nOnficlanoe to the people of
'the whole Union , to. review their action, anti
to render justice and constitutional rights to
every portion of the confederacy. It cannot,
it must not be that the madness of sectionalism
is to prevail, at the cost of free government.
Let us.first pause, and then let us, at whatever
. 0 94 or; sacrifice, fulfill every constitutional
Extending the Area of Freedom.
Some of the Republican papers suggest. a
new plan far extending the "area of freedom."
It is nothing less than to buy all the slaves in
Maryland, Missouri, Delaware, Arkansas and
Texas, and thus make them free States. This
can be accomplished, it is estimated, at a cost
of a hundred millions. We see several trifling
objections to the consummation of this project.
ft takes two to make a bargain. The slave
owners in these States are not willing to sell,
and the government has no power to compel
them. In the 12..eXt place, if they were willing
to sell, where would we get the money to buy ?
The treasury is not hardened with a surplus,
to be expended upon sentimental philanthropy.
It racks all the ingenuity of our statesmen to
provide sufficient means for the ordinary pur
poses of government; and it is almost useless
to inquire whether the abolitionists would be
Willing to subscribe UAL little sum of a
hundred millions, knowing that.they are not,
in the habit of contributing even small sums
to purchase the freedom of individual slaves.
If the, intention is to snake the government
pay this money, then some extraordinary sys
tem of taxation must be resorted to, and the
States aforementioned be compelled to furnish
their quota of the fund necessary to purchase
their own slaves—to which arrangement they
would very naturally and properly object.
tut setting aside these obstacles, and suppo
sing this project practicable, the most serious
question would be what to do with the emanci
pated slaves. The States where they are now
held in servitude would not endure them as
freemen, and the free States are not anxious
for an accession of this sort of population.—
They would be thrown upenTus as vagrants.—
We have more thaw tyre Want already* of ne
grow who enjoy the inestimable ,blessings of
freedom; and we are anxious to spare others
the degradation which freedom brings to the
great majority of this race.
We am inclined to ; think that the North will
demand-three conditions precedent to the con
summation of this plan for extending the area
of freedom. First, that the States holding the
slaves consent to sell; second,, that the money
to buy be raised by voluntary subscription ;
third ; that the purchasers provide homes and
occupation for the emancipated slaves outside
of the limits of the United States. When their
philanthropy rises to. this practical standard,
it may be worth while to consider this propo
sition. , •
Mr. Leisenring.
We call the attention of ourreaders to the
cogentand elonetargh thif_ w wrleman d
our columns this morning.
Mr L.'s remarks do him infinite credit, and
prove him to be not only an apt but an able
representative. He has reflected credit upon
his constituents and himself by his able de
fence of the amendment he adirocited and by
the forcible manner in which he discussed the
whole subject.
His scathing animadv . ersions on the position
of Mr. Williams, of Allegheny, on this question,
are:fine specimens of a style that is but seldom
attained by our public, speakers now-a-days,
and ofineta ail amount of ability in so young
a man as Mr. L. that is both cheering and re
freshing in these dull, prosaic times, when but
few men possess either the brains, education
or courage to grasp a subject and to do it jilts
tice. We congratulate Mr. L. on his maiden
effort, and trust that he will not weary:in well
Correspondence of the PatiiOt and Union
Wasamovon, Jan. 22,1861.
DaAa PATRIOT !...The.most solemn arid affecting
scene was witnessed in the Senate to-day that was
ever witnessed in , that body. It was the final with
drawing of the Senators from the States of Ala
bama, Florida and Mississippi .from the Senate.—
Mr. Clay, of Alabama, recounted to the Senate a
long list of grievous and aggravated wrongs per
petrated by the people of the North upon the peo
ple of the South, and Of the patient endurance of
them from their attachment to the Union, and, the
hope of a returning sense of justice in the North.
Gov. Fitzpatrick expressed hie full concurrence in
the remarks of Mr. Clay. Mr, Ynlee, of Florida,
also commanded the undivided and riveted atten
tion of the Senate and galleries in his parting
speech. Col. Davis—the gallant David who fought
so valiantly our battles in Mexico, and was made
a cripple for life by the wounds received in them—
made a few remarks which touched the hearts of
all who heard him. lie said be would carry no
hostile feeling towards any Senator with him to his
state, and if he had said or done anything to
* wound the feelings of any Senator, he offered him
an apology, and if any one of them, in the acer
bity of debate, bad said anything to wound his
feelingly, he freely'forgave them. lam incapable
of giving anything like the scene as it was; but I
saw the tears trickling down the faces of the Sen
ators, of all parties, until my vision became dimmed
with unbidden tears in my own eyes. I felt as ifl
was witnessing the funeral obsequies of this great
Nation. As Col. Davis was about retiring from the '
Senate chamber—alas I I am grieved to say„for.
ever, the Senators rushed towards him to give him
a parting shake of the hand. Even general Wil
son, of Massachusetts, who had served on the com
mittee with him, extended the band of affection to
him, and the same scene was enacted in regard to
all of the retiring Senators. My God, where is our
beloved country drifting to ? I feel so depressed
that I can scarcely write at all. I must, however,
not omit to say a word in relation to the noble and
gallant bearing of General Cameron, of Peensyl
unlit. At the close of the affecting - scene he made
a speech of a most conciliatory character that will
redound to his honor through all time. lie rose
far above petty oopeiderations which chain politi
cians to the juggernaut car of relentless partizan
ship, and boldly proclaimed. his determination to
sustain measures that weak' arrest the further die
eolkttion of thdUkiou. He CSiroesZd lila Willing.:
mess to support any riMcnnibitnieisures, or to vote
for the ProPositioAs of L laegileague,(Gov.Bigler,)
td submit-the question tail 3gote
oiit6e. peoples
thus pluming itimself-Wbcranttame friend of the
people when their dearest interests are in jeopardy.
His remarks elicited a very handsome eulogy from
Mr. Saulsbury, of Delaware, in some eloquent re
narks made by him on the occasion.
Gov. Bigler made one of his ablest speeches to
day, abounding in patriotic sentiments and potent
arguments, apd which every truepatf.et I Who loves
his country should road.
Gov..Corwin,. of Ohio, and Gen. Millson, of Vir
ginis, made patriotic and conciliatory speeches in
the flange on the report of the committee of thir
ty-three. Yours 41411 yr SOLON.
WEDNESDAY, January 23, 1861
The Senate wits called to order at 11 o'clock
by the SPEAKER: . Player by the Rev. Mr.
Colder. Journal of yesterday read and ap
Mr. THOMPSON, from the Committee on
Roads and Bridges, reported the supplement to
lho act incorporating the Delaware County
turnpike company, as committed.
Mr. PENNEY, a supplement to the act incor
porating the Citizens passenger railway com
pany of. Pitt-burg.
Mr. SERRILL, an net authorizing the direc
.of the poor and house of employment of
Delaware county to sell certain real estate.
Mr. HIEST,ND, a supplement to the act
incorporating the Lancaster and Ephrata turn
pike or plank rood company.
Mr. IRISH, a supplement to an act in relation
to the rights of property of husband and wife.
Mr. FINNEY offered the following
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Common
wealth be directed to inform the Senate how
many, if any, of Rogers' Geological Survey
remain in his office for distribution, and if there
remains a surplus number of o+•pies over the
number to be distributed to those now entitled
to twelve them—which was Wee read and
The bill to incorporate the Penn gas coal
company came up en second; reading, and ite
passage was advocated by Mr. SMITH.
Mr. PENNEY opposed the bill, as it pro
posed making a corporation, the object of
which was, to buibl a Fa)/r44 fifteen miles
in length, under the general railroad law, in
stead of the lateral railway law.
Mr. FULLER offered an amendment subject
ing the railroad to the.restrictions of the act in
relation to lateral railroad% except f/(;) far AS
the length of the road is-concerned, which was
Mr. FULLER moved to amend the 3d section
s 4 as to make the road not to exceed seven
miles in length, which was agreed to. The
section as amended was .passed—yeas 19, nays
Mr. FINNEY moved to amend the 7th section,
so as to give the company corporate_privileges
for twenty years, inetead of twenty-five, which
was agreed to.
Mr. FULLER offered an amendment to the
Bth section, making the stockholders indi
vidually liable for all the debts contracted.
. Mr.. SMITH offered an amendment to the
amendment making.the company liable only to
a certain extent,. which was. lost—yeas 13,
nays 16.
The question recurring on the amendment of
Mr, FULLER; it was lost—yeas 14, nays 15..
Mr. WELSH offered as a substitute for the Bth
section, the . general liability clause known as
the La ckawanna provision, making the comps
ny individually liable for all debts contracted,
and defining the process of law by which such
debts are to be collected.
Mr. M'CLURE offered an amendment modi
fying the amendment which makes the stook.
holders resnmOgr v all. _debts, wttink_was.
The aniendmeatasamended was carried,
The question recurring on the section as
Mr. FINNEY moved to still further amend
by making the stockholders liable in their in
dividual capacity for all debts due to the amoun
of their capital stock.
Pending which, on motion of Mr. HALL, the
bill was postponed for the present.
Mr. HALL read in place a supplement to the
act incorporating the Tyrone and Clearfield
railroad company.
Mr. M'CLIIKE offered a resolution that 1,000
copies :each of the Surveyor General and Adju
tant Generals report, be printed for the use of
the Senate, which was Rand to.
.Mr. SMITH offered a resolution that the
posters and folders be appointed Assistant Door
Keepers, pending which, the Senate adjourned.
TUESDAY, Jan.. 22, 1861.
.The. House met at 7 o'clock and resumed the
consideration of the senate resolutions relative
to the maintenance of the Union.
The question was taken on the amendment
proposed by Mr.. DUFFIELD, substituting the
resolutions offered by Mr. WELSH in the Sen
ate, and it was rejected by a strict party vote—
yeas 26, nays 51.
Mr. SMITH. (Philadelphia) then proceeded
to speak against the Senate resolutions. He
deplored the precipitate action of our Southern
brethren, and said that our whole history as a
nation had been one of concession and com
promise. Let us now exhaust all honorable
measures to bring about a reconciliation. Our
dklty 014114tleig moderation.
Mr. BLISS (Bradford) argued at some length
in favor of the resolutions.
The question was then taken on the resolu
tions as they came from the Senate.
The fast passed unanimously.
The second was agreed to—yeas 88, nays 1,
(Mr. BUTLER, of Carbon.)
The third was agreed to—yeas 87, nays 1,
(Mr. RANDALL,. of Philadelphia.)
The fourth was agreed to—yeae 54, nays 20.
The vote on the fifth resolution was—yeas
67, nays 19; on the. sixth—yeas 63, nays 23.
The question on the final passage of the res
lutions was decided in the affirmative by a strict
party vote.
The House then, at 9i o'clock, adjourned.
The House met at 11 o'clock, and was called
o order by the SPEAKER.
The special order of the day being the con
sideration of resolutions of Mr. . ARMSTRONG
on the state of the Union, they were, on his
motion, postponed until to-morrow morning.—
On ntotion of Mr. BARNSLEY, the resolutions
were ordered to be-printed.
Mr. LICHTENWALLNER said that the Le
gislative Record contained an incorrect report of
his speech. By an understanding with the
printer, new and correct copies were to be fur.
Mr. PRESTON offered a resolution giving
one copy of Ziegler's and Sutherland's Manual
to the Door-keepers, Clerks, etc. Agreed to:
Mr. SELTZER offered a resolution declaring
petitions out of order except by unanimous
CORtien,t of the MAIM except on two dayS of
the IrstelF, viz Monday and Thursday. The
ayes and noes were' required, and the resolu
tion passed by a vofe of 68 ayes to 22 noes:
Mr. sliErriutp 'offered a resolution calling
uon all the Heads'of Departments for esti
mites fer the enduing yenr. Agreed to.
Mr. Smith, (Berke ' ) , aa act redueikkg the
State tax. : ' ,
Mr. MULLIN, an act:extending the, limits
of Li"' borough, of trOkuotown,aud for other
Mr. BUMF*, (Caricai set relative ,te the
Susquehanna Philadelphia and Wilkeabarre
telegraph company
Mr. DUNCAN, an act relative to the Tyrone
and Clearfield railroad.
Mr. ACKER, an act relative to dogs in the
county of Chester.
Mr. GORDON, an act incorporating a com
pany to build a bridge over Clearfield creek_
An act to authorize certain trustees to sell
certain real; estate in Lock Haven,
Mr. LAWRENCE, an act appointing commis
sioners to lay out a State road in Elk county.
Mr. GORDON, an act relative to the county
of Cattecton ; also, an act relative to pleading
in certain courts.
Mr. PATTERSON, an act to incorporate the
Dank of Juniata ytilley,
Mr BYRNE, an act incorporating the Lack
awanna. savings bank.
Mr. PUGH, an act relative to the Lackawan
na and Susquehanna railrOad company ; also,
an act ineorporai ing the Pittston boa, company.
Mr. LAWRENCE, an act re establishing the
road laws in the county of McKean.
Mr. HOFIUS, an act relative to holding elec
tions in Mercer county ; also, an act authori
zing the Auditor General to 9otl/6 661`taili ac
counts with the Lewisttfwn water company.
Mr. BRODHEAD, an ad relating to sheriffs
giving deputy sheriffs power to acknowledge
deeds in court in MC of the eleknees of the
An Act relative to the Tyrone and Clearfield
railroad company, allowing the issue of a 2d
mortgage, and the borrowing of $50,000.
An Act incorporating the Eagle library
company of Philadelphia.
An Act relaiive to the Summerton M. E.
Church in Philadelphia.
An Act incorporating
,the Lathrop & Wilson
sewing machine company. Adjourned.
SENATE.-Mr. Bigler. (Pa.) presented ft me
morial, asking for the passage of the Critten
den resolutions.
Mr. Coßamer (Va,) intrQduced,,, o.bill Co regu
late the collection of imposts.
Ms. Green '(Mo.) introduced ajoint resolution
appointing A. J. Greenwood, Reverdy Johnson
and Montgomery Blair, Commissioners to make
a full and equitable eettleineztt of an claimabc-.
tween the United States and Wm. IL Ruttiel.—
Laid over.
Mr, Doolittle (Wis.) presented the creden
tials of Senator Trumbull, re-elected to the
United States from Illinois,
Mr. Chandler (Mich.) presented the memorial
of citizens of Michigan remonstrating against
any change in the Constitution. -
Mr. Trumbull presented memorials from the
citizens of'lllinois expressing the opinion that
a division of the Territories by the line 33 de
gress 30 will be a 'satisfactory settlement - of the
present national difficulties.
Mr. Kin; (N. Y.) presented a petition for
the preservation , of the Union; also,, against any
change in the pilot laws.
Mr. Slidell (La.) asked to take up the resolu
tion he had offered in regcid Co the . President's
message respecting the appointment of Wm_
Holt, as acting
,SecretarY of Virar. He moved
that the resolution, together with, the message,
be referred to the CoMmittee on the Judiciary.
House.—Mr. Colfax. (Ind.)' called Up the
Post Route bill, which passed' the House' at the'
last session and was returned from the Senate
with amendments, which were now conddered
and nearly all agreed to, including the preiris
ions for procuring' and furnishing. one cent
stamped wrappers and envelopes, requiring kV
tars which have been advertised to be returned
to the dead letter office within two months:let
ters for the seaboard to he retained fora longer
period under te Poets Office re : ula . tipue uI T
applied t o promote t he efficiency of that bureau.
Mr. Writ: (Ind.) said that the Committee
on Post Offices and Post Roads, recommeeded a
non•eoncurrenee in the Senate amendment, pro
posing to limit the compensation to railroad
companies carrying the mail, to $2OO per mile
per annum for first class service, and $BO 'for
the second class, and $4O for the third claf.s,
the speed not to be greater than twenty, eetien
teen and twelve miles per hour, for each class.
This would be a saving to the Treasury of
$355,000, but the committee think that audits
pollution would hen the effect of deranging
the present system.
Mr. Sherman (Ohio) gave his reason why he
hoped that the amendenent would be adopted,
having a view to economy_
Mr. Branch (N. C.) opposed it. He said the
compensation was now inadequate, and a re
duction would induee the contractors to refuse
the contract. There Was 110 wirer here to Cen
tro] the speed of the cars.
After further debate the amendment was re
ect ed.
From Washington.
The Railroad ConventiOn of the five east and
west trunk lines, hal adjourned to meet at
New York on the 20th of February. ' A ache
dule of rates for freights,' b'etireen . all east and
west Points,. was= adopted:._ . This restores the
figures of the St. Nicholas - and Saratoga meet
tinge, with a slight'variation regarding
era The trot and second - sections of the er-
rangement is reaffirmed, making the favors
uniform, and dispensing with runners.
The fact was developed, in the course of the
deliberations, that -the freight from the south
and south - west, with the exception of cotton,
has greatly decreased, while the movements of
produce from the north west and central west,'
north of the Ohio rover, is unusually large.
All the roads report increased receipts over
January, 1860. - The inconie on 'BOHM of them
was very heavy, and, as an instance it was
mentioned that the Baltimore and Ohio' Rail
road, the most Southern of the five 'great lines,
and the increase of which is less than that of
others, shows an enlargement in revenue on
eastward freight of $25,000 for the first twenty
two days of the present month over a similar
period of last year. A general falling off is re
ported in the passenger receipts. and westward
bound freights. Much of the produce move
ment is for Europe. All the five lines are de
riving increased business from the diversion of
the cotton of the South-western States from the
Southern Atlantic and Gulf. ports.
The Convention included the leading railroad
minds from Massachusetts, New York, 'Pennsyl
vania, New Jersey, Ohio, , Indiana and. Ken
tucky. An exeeßent feeling prevailed, and the
prospects of the eastward business is regarded
as encouraging.
All the parties seemed earnestly anxious for
a settlement of the national dithoullieh, and
Senator Crittenden's plan, or its equivalent,
met with general approval.
The members of the Convention have ex
erted their tiest efforts with their respective
members of Congress and others to secure con
ciliation and peace.
The steamship Arago, from Havre and South
ampton, with dates to the 9th inst., has ar
Capt. Ingram, of the U. B. Navy, and James
Leslie, bearer of diapatehes, are; among' the
The ship Brandywine, from Mobile e had gone
ashore at Carnsore Point, Ireland, and, was fill
of water. Crew saved. •
The Amigo ppesed the City of Washington on
the 19th inst. The latter sailed, from Liver-,
pool on the 9th, with nearly half it.million ln
specie. • •
Fn#Ncn.—The general affairs of the :11{4 of
France are,iliscouraging,ancl i a ef,tnto
millions ,in.e*peoted,at the nexl,,Tek Thei
pith •
Nnw tonic, Jan. 23.
SICILY.—GAETA, Jan s.—The shells thrown
by the Sardinians have penetrated to the room
over that occupied by the King. His ministers
insist that he shall change his quarters. The
shell also reach the central hospital.
garian and Polish Garibaldian volunteers are
arriving at Pera on the way to the Danubian
AIIsTRIA.—VIENNA, Jan.. 9.—The Emperor
has proclaimed a very comprehensive amnesty
for Hungary, Transylvania, Crotia and Sala-
Toni 800
ROME.—Roue, January s.—Placards have
been posted exhorting the Romans to await
the arrival of the Sardinians. The Neapoli
tan troops have been ordere4 home, • A-de
pot of arms has been discovered in the Foro
Appio. The commercial advices are no later
than received yesterday by the steamer Mara
Position of Louisiana.
The Governor's message to the Legislature
has been sent in. lie says that our enemies
will find throughout Louisiana that there is but
one people in one heart and one mind, not to
be cajoled into an abandonment of just rights,
and not to be subdued.
All hopes are at an end that the dissension
between the north and the south can be healed,
as all the propositions made by the moderate
men have been contemptuously rejected. The
cry of the north is for: coercion, and there is no
longer any doubt of the wisdom of that. policy
which demands that the conflict shall come
and be settled poly. The- whole tone of the
message is uncompromising_
From Mexico.
NEW torar, Jan. 23.
The schooner Fannie, with Vera Cruz dates
to the: 10th ; has arrived at-Galveston. It -was
,reportad that Miramon,, with his , principal aft-
cers, including the Minister of Foreign Eels
'lions, had been captured by the Indians.—
Miramon subsequently escaped, after killing
three of the Indians. -
President Juarez' loft Vera Cruz on the sth
for the, Capitol, to etsablish the Liberal Gov
The Sepeegipe Florida.
PeigsAcoLA, Jan. 23
A saltzterof thirteen guns his been fired from
Fort Baranoas, in, honor of the lone star flag of
;Florida Two Columbiads. have been mounted
ai this fort.
Fort Piekins and Fort Mcßae are being in
vested, and , the guns directed against them
are manned- by the allied forces of Florida;
Alabama, and Mississippi.
Seizure of Anns, Ball: and Powder on a
Southern Steamer at New York.
NEW Yoza, Jan. 23.
Thirty-eight cases of muskets, containing
two dozen eneb, together with 'a quentiiy'of
bail and gunpowder, were seized to-daY by the
police on the steamer Monticello. which:was
about to sail for Savannah. Fifty troops ar
rived at Fort llemilton from Went Point to
Conciliation in, Rhode-Island.
The Senate to-dny ,iepettied the &Tempel
Liberty .bill of this State, by a vote of 21 yeas
to 9 nays. The subject•was warmly discusspd
in the House, when the further consideration
of the bill was postponed till Thwisdny. • '
Arrest Af per4n4ting rennayisasibk,,Ro4l,
• • road Ticket AgaWEL
• r BOSTON, Jan 28.
Charles R and. F i vans beeebeeq arreate
here on 'tits charge• of defrauding that Piaantyl.-
yards railroad, by not accounting' for , tickets
sold by them..
ary of high rank, ot.St. Petersburg, who has
taken a very, active part in bringing 'about the
emancipation of serfs, and is well known for
the liberality of his opinion, received, a few
weeks since, a large packet. carefully sealed,l
Containing shares in the Russian gods to the
value of pfty thousand"rotibles, and an anony
mous letter praying him to accept the gift from
one - who respected and admired him for the ser
'vice he had rendered to the country, and espe
cially to the cause of emancipation. 66 lam
rich,' - said the writer, "whereati'your private
interests' have suffered from your devotion to
the'public weal. Do not scruple to accept; for
the sake of your children, the giftl orkt yen:"
You Will learn my name when I am dead, AO
you will probably learn it soon; for am al
ready old!' The 'Emperor decided that there
was no reason why a gift so delicately offered
should be refused. •
A remarkable meteor was seen on the mor
ning of the 11th knit:, at a quarter 'before 8
o'clock, at variety; places in Illinois; It was
very large and brilliant, and exploded with 'a
repertlike cannon•. It reinnined 'in sight froli
three to Aire 'seconds, and disappeared•in the
northea -course having been eastward-with,
great velocity; in a right line a little inclined
downward. At Geneva three 'or tour large
meteors were seen, but accounts from other
places mention' that there was One body like a
ball of molten iron, and some smaller ones,
apparently, merely detached portions of it. In
some places die explosion' is spoken of as ha
ving been trerheudous, like - the bursting of a
loud, deep, rumbling sound, that gradually died
'away.' At Barrington and Lake Zuriek --010
lenses - shook,' and Windows rattled, 6,4 a . the
people awoke from sleep very much alarmed.
Thuows Ovenneaun.—The rumor that the
Marquis of Devonshire had thrown his daugh
ter's lover overboarit from hie yacht, in Naples,
'and drowned him, is explained by the London
Times as a misapprehension • of the common
idiomated phrase,'"thrown overboard." It is
said that a letter was written by one of the
party on, board the Bylphide to a friend at Tu
rin, in which he described a very trivial disap
pointment sustained by another of the party
'by the words we have qtoted. The phrase,
however vague, is in such common use, and so
perfectly understood in its restricted , sense as
•loiled, or "disappointed," that no English
man would probably have misapprehended its
the American contractor for raising the vessels
sunk in Sebastopol harbor during the Crimean
war, employs daily about 200 men, who, with
clerks,. &0., occupy the naval arsenal, which
was converted into a rendezvous specially for
them. The operations connected with the rai
sing of the sunken ships, &c., are on a large
scale, and it is supposed will occupy two years
more before the harbor is totally' cleared, al
though it is now navigable. CoL Goe!art, who
is held high in the estimation of both the Rus
sian and American Governments, along with
Capt. Mr: France, are the parties
who have "the charge of the graveyards.
IN PERSON.—It being found impossible to , over
come the combined influence of the sailor
boarding-house keeperd, in_ abolishing the per
nicious custom: 'of. paying , advance wages to
seamen, Judge Hoar, of the Supreme Court,
has decided -that the Wages mast be paid .4i-
Tectly-to the Marian, and not at his thDB
establishing in him at leaet a-nonainal control
over his own money.
The liewr-York•correspondent of the Charles
ton Cowie" says.: John Brougham, the well
known i'ctor, Who is now in' London, has de
termined-not to- return i to, this oPinktme Ile his
Sent'l over dbrhis family to join litit tin lingtand;
His success abroad was greater than he himself
-.) •'
The Boston Courier saps 'that on Thursday
Governor A ndreiiktstiii4d from some unknown
person telti4ple, a package containing one
hundred) Wide rifle bullets.
dispatch anLouncing that guns had been plantel
at Vicksburg 1,10 order of the Governor of Mis
sissippi, to intercept all passing steamboats,
seems to be confirmed. The Memphis A v , x;
lanche, of the 7th inst says:
" Just above Vicksburg, by direction of Go v .
Pettus, a battery has been erected, and every
boat hailing from north of Mason and Dixon's
line is compelled to round to, and give n u ae.
count of themselves. The Imparsal, from 63 8
port, passed there during the night, and was
forced to land at the behest of a twelve- pound s h o t fired across her bows. Of course she was
all right and went on."
Tha,Memphis Appeal has also been informed
by one of the clerks of the steamer Simonds
that four guns are placed at the foot of the bluff,
a .quarter.of a mile above the wharf-boat ; th n t ;
while the kihnonds lay there on her trip up th e
river, blank cartridges were fired to bring t o
and cause to land the Gladiator, the Imperial
and the A. 0. Taylor, and that it was under
stood that if the summons was not, attended to,
the next gun would be abetted. The object of
the surveillance has not been made known.
eROVND OF INTERPEnsPICE.---Last wank ti at
Circuit Court at Rochester, New York, was en-
gaged in the trial of a case entitled Fleury
Rawles vs. American Life Insurance Company.
The plaintiff had a policy of insurance on thg
life of John L. Fisb, taken in 1858 to secure a,
debt. The compaty declined to pay the amount
of the policy, on the ground that Fish was in.
temperate when it was issued. The case was
tried and decided for the plaintiff for the A l a
amount claimed. An appeal was taken and the
General Term set aside the verdict on account
of an error in ruling. The, case was again
tried and resulted in a verdict for $ 1 , 0 81.57,
the full amount claimed and interest. In the
progress of the suit, the question arose as to
now much a man might drink and not be a
drunkard. Witnesses varied their answers as.
cording to their peculiar notions. Some thought
two or three glasses a day were eutteicat, rL
others contended for more.
TEE. EXILES or SIBERIA.—The average num•
ber of persons gziicit tv Siberia yearly is about
.9,600, exclusive of the women and children
that accompany them. To get to the station of
Tobolsk they have to travel from 927 to 4,500
.verstee, according to the district they start
from. From Tobolsk to Tumen is a journey of
85 days, to Brasnojerk 116 days, and to Irkute
177 days. Most of the exiles go through Irkuts
to Merehinsk. This long journey, made by
the criminals promiscuously with the 'women
and children has lamentable effect upon their
Or. the 224 ieet, by ittraamos Colder Mr, Wau/5(
WEAVER, of Chester county; and Miss. ELtzemit O.
Ovskaftr, of Perry county, Pa;:' '
SSIGNEITS SALF.--Will be sold at
Public Sale or Out-cry. at the clrner of Fourth and
Chessiut, streak. Lithe city of 'Harrisburg; ow THURS
DAY. FEDRUAD,Y 7m. D 361, at 2• cOeliseh,, P. H., the
following artieTht.;—/Q17B: gonna one Tw o .g ores
taliewonsaforse Wagene, dde CAR, -bad Wheel
barrows, one Patent straw , Cutters. Single and Double
Harness, lot of Viine, Brinks, Boagds, 041 s, Chesnut
Posts Board-fence Nista act: . " " r'BYZEs,
" • Assignee of Daniel Rhoads
Harrisburg, Jan, 28,1861. ' • janli-ataw
WILL 00301EngIITS .
_ _ 6 44-Ww. - tiFrASDAY STAN INa. JANUARY U, 1861,
I now inform my old Blends, that I have a much
larger and better: stock then ever. All of which will be
Among the stock may be found
IRVING'S WORKS, 15 volumes,
COOPER'S WORKS, 34 volumes.
SCOTT'S WAVERLY NOVELS, 27 and 12' volumes.
DICKENS'S COMPLETE WORK*, 14 and 7 Toiallao.
rated, 3 volumes:
ADAMS , S , WORKS, 10 volumes.
All the DOORS: AND ARTICLES warranted perfect,
Also, Be vera thoYgPuld vtilinfhtl of NEW WORE&
Please call during the day and get the prises. Also, on
hand a Urge asiortinent of 'JUVENILE BOO'S.
• . . FIiEDICH 4r. RI.CH.§.7SIN.
Harrisburg, January, 1841., janz443t
The subscribers offer at Private Sale BI Bight Wheeled
Box .Freight Cars, in good runningorder ; 7 Horses, 2
Mules, 5 One Horse Wagons mid Harness,l - Large Spring
Wagon, 1 Complete Stone_Vruek Wagon, 1 Two Hone
carriage, 2 Frame Stables, 'Alicia 400 Ter I Bushel Ham
TOO Tons of Lykens Valley Coal, 58 Backs of Salt, 2 Small
Fire Proof Safes, a large amount of Office Furniture and
property connected with the forwarding business, to
gether with an extensive Rectifying Apparatus, in com
plete order.
Also, the undivided half part 9r /59 acres of Coal Londe.
atm& In the abort Mountain, in Lykens Valley, Dau
phin county, near Cfratztown, the veins of Coal well de
Application to be made to the undersigned before the
first day of March, 1801. A. 0. HIESTER;
Aseigneen Of John WallowOr tc Bon.
ance of an alias order issued ty the Court of Common,
Plea of Dauphin county, will be sold at public sole.on
Wednesday evening, January 23, 1861, at seven o'clock
at Brant , a Euro#ean Meuse, a HOUSE AND LOT Olt
GROUND, situate in Mulberry, between Second and
Third streets in the city of Harrisburg. The house is a
two story one, with a large "Nick building. The lot
fronts 30 feet on Mulberry' street, and runs back 200 feet
to Meadow lane; adjoining;property of Dr_ Pettiness
and A, g 0.... Late the estate of Levi Houston,
Terms will be made known at the time of ale by
jan 21.:•dts • • - ANDREW - PATTERSON
..Guardian of the minor chlidren of said deed:
JUST RECEIVED—A -large Stook of
PORTER. For sale at the lowest - rates by'
aoittit. ZIEGLER,
78 Market street.-
T • •
lowing words are fronflgark a. y. 9,12:
"What, therefore, God harjoitiedtogether let not man
put asunder."
W hosoever shall put away Mauna awl: marry another
committeth.adultery. . And If a woman'thall put away
her'hnsimnd and marry again she cotainitteth adultery."
Legislittbrivand °there, the above is the edict of the
Supreme Lawaireir,' frem which there is do appeal.—
"What, therefore,'God has joined together let no man
put'aitutdiir. o ) janlZ-dtf
Together;witti s complete Wssortment, (wboleoaleand
retail,) embracing everything in the line, will be mold at
enatooithout reserve.
Xopl. ilPbi. OOCK 7s. & CO.
F. 311'. WlRlllA L nephottejla taught by the well se.
eneibletedliital: W.Webei,htHarriebterg, prepa r ed
to eye , lesions. in,misslo upon the - PIANO, VIOLIN
0111i1,0, VIOLDIUM YLIITH He will give leeiseits et
hip replihnappi i covuer of, Leoust street , and River alley
dr atihe tomes of pupils. an2s-dem
Di CTARINEB•I 1 !--A Fmall invoice of
the delicate Trait—in packages of two lbs. each--
juitTeceived. The irtatity veiy supsrlor:
janl2 • WM DOOK, /Ipoo.
pI,L I Nft),S DRUG FOll -
- lispeylfge
plan sainilir Ivinit of a Dentifiice , g O o to
, • • KIXLItBIII, 91, MOet.