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ter more than four, oonntitnte a square.
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,c one neon. one / .2t
ea one month— . 2.00 one month... 8.04
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‘‘ one year RAO 6, one 3 , 610.—L 10.60
la.. gammon notices inserted in the LOOAL OOLVIIR or
befom , ga rroiges and deaths, Firs MOTS PER LINE for lea
inferno° Co mereenentaand othere advertising by the rear
moutt ,, 10 will be offered..
aamberaiesertions merit be deeigelltedee the
dari - o re and Deaths will be inserted at the name
&tee se reginar vieertinementa.
j3oult3, etattonerp, &c.
'OOO.OUI, tiVVKIS.--Bchpol Directors ;
reecners, Poiret, &holm, and Others ) m want of
schoo l hooks, School Statipoery, gcc"..., 'will and a complete
assortment at N. M. POLLOCK & SON'S BOOK STORB,
Nowt Hatelebarg, compelling itiliatithe
gAUs 18 —' 410. alirle raft pee l Cobb's Angell'e
SPELLIN4I"(IOOECS. - --.:llelituffers, Cobb'ei Wabletat'L
BlEital3tl GRAbillAßS.—Bollion's, Smith's, Wood
b r id g e's, lionteith,e, Hart's, Wells',
HisPOittES --Grimshawls; Davenport's, Frost's,Wil•
spree- W il ia l7l 4 1300drish's, Pinnook's, sred
eliberrs. . • •
ARITIELIIISTIO'B.--Greentestls, dtoddard's, Emerson's,
Pike's, &hie's, Colburn's, Saab and Doke's, Davie's.
ALGRERAll—Greenlears, Davie's, Day's, Ray's.
DteriosiAttfa.—Wsulef's dokoeie Cobb's, Walker,
Worcester's Co,aprenensive, Worcester's Primary, Web
ster's Primary, Webster's High School. Websteiall %Pluto,
MATITEar. Pali.,oBoPßlES.—Comstock's, Parker's,
swirrh Who above with Ugreat variety of others can ed
any tune be found at' my Store: Also, so cupleta assort :
meat of Sehool Stationery, enthroning in the whe le a com
piste outfit for scho ol purposes. Any book not in the store.
procured it one days notice
Er Country Niereauents supplied at wholesale rates.
ALMANACS —.ISM Baer and don's Almanac for sale si
m. euL6OC 6 A SON'S 8008 STORM, Harrisburg.
sr?. Wholesale and Retail. myl
AM - A.N 2 . IRE SLS TE AS'
OI VARIOUS SIZES AND PRIORS,
Which, for beauty and two, cannot be excelled.
REMEMBER THE PLACE,
SCHEFFER. 7 S BOOKSTORE,
NO. 18 MARKET STREET. marl
N E W
"SEAL AND SAY," by the author of " Wide, Wide
World," Dollars and Cents," &c.
"HISTORY OF DIRTIIODISM," by A.Stemens,
mile at SONSFFSBS 7 BOOKSTORE,
ap9 No. Marks et.
A LARGE AND SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OP
RICHLY GILT AND ORNAMENTAL
Of various Designs and Colors, for 8 cents,
TISSUE PAPER AND CUT PLY PAPER,
At [u13 , 24] SOREPPER'S BOOKSTORE.
WALL PAYER 1 WALL PAPER I 1
Just received, our Spring Stock of WALL PAPER,
BORDERS, 11/IE SCREENS &e., &o. Itia the larest
beat selected assortment n the city, rangi ug in price
from elk (S) cants up to one dollar said &quarter ($1.25.)
As we purchase very low for cash, we are prepared to
tali of owiow rates, if not lower; than can be had:ebid.
where. If purchasers . will cell and: examine, we feel
confident that we can please them in respect to price
and uallty . . fd POLLOCK & SOIL
T . T 'FE a, OAP, MAR • PIv.PERB,
JJ Peue, Rolders,Benalls; Envelopes, Sealing Wax, of
the best quality, at low prices, direct trim the manti
marSo scauvrElVS CONAP .BOOKSTORE
'LAW BOOKS I LAW - BOoK.S.
AA general assortment of LAW BOONS, all the State
Reports and Standard Elementary Works,. with maw of
the old English Reports, scarce and rare, together with
a large assortment of second-hand Law Books, at very
low prices, at the one price Bookstore of
R M.- POLLOCK & SON,
Market Square. Harrisburg.
AN ARRIVAL OF •
APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON!
SILK LINEN PAPER
PANS! VANS!! FANS!!!
ANOTHER AND SPLENDID LOT OP
SPLICED FISHING RODS!
Trout Ines, Hut and Hair Snoods, Gram Lines, Silk
and Hair Plaited Lines, and a genera' assortment of
•A GREAT VARIETY OP
IVALKING 0 . ANE:132
Which we, will iell ad cheap as the oneepest:
Eilver Head Loaded Sword Hickory Fanoy
Oates! Canes! Vanes! Canes! Canes!
. SELLER'S DRUG AND FANCY STORE,
NO_ CH MARKET STREET.,
Emile tide, one door east of Fourth West Jett
B. J. hARRIS,
WORKER IN- TIN,: •
- Second Street; below Chestnut,
is prepared to fill orders far . any article in his branch of
bushiest i and if not on band, he will make to order op
higTALLIO RO 0 FTWG., of Tin or Galvanised iron,
constantly on hand.
Also, l a in and itheet-fron Ware, Bponting, La.
vie hopes, by strict attention to the wants of his eusto•
Mere, to merit and reactive & generate' Share of Mitt pat.
ICT• livery promise strictly fulfilled.
B. J. HAMA
Janr-dlyi &wind Street. below Ohestnat.
F I S II ! !
11/AOHBREL, (Nos. 1, 2 and 3.)
SALMON, (very superior.)
OHAD, (Mess and very fine.)
/URBINO', (extra large.)
SOD FISH. •
SMOKED HERRING, (extra Digby.)
SARDINES AND A.NOROVIES.
Of the above we have Mackerel in whole, half, quarter ,
and eighth bbl Herring in whole and half bbls.
The entire lottiew—niasos FROM THIG FIEMBRIBS, and
1.1 sell them at the lowest market rates.
sepl4 WU. DOCK, JR., & CO.
DUO DE MONTEBELLO,
HEIRS! FICK & CO.,
MIIM.M & CO
BUR? stud for sale by
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street,
HECK° KY WOOD! t=A SUPERIOR LOT
just received, and for sate in, quantities ton w par
ebieera, by JAMBS I. WEFEELEB
Aloe ' OAK AND PINE constantly on hand at the
FAAULY &um 1.0 tti
.itneng mid-handsomely bound, printed on good paper,
lOW* i igt* new tYPaieold at
SORKIFP Mil% Choir. -Real Eva. "
URANBERRIES 11 !-A. SPLENDID LOT
just received by
Foll , a vdperior and cheap TAISIA: or
BAIA! OIL gi ,
SELLER'S DRUG STORE.
InHigaaErl Prd •
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andbook—by T Wß4 G st
SPERM CANDLES.:—A large aapply
Act received by
" P/8 WIL•DOCK. is., & 00.
VELLER'S DRUG STORE is dui plus
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SOUTH SECOND STREET, -
BELOW PRATT'S ROLLING MILL,
Where he has constantly on hand •
LIKENS VALLEY BROKEN, EGG, STOVE AND -
WELItESBARRE STEAMBOAT, BROKEN, STOVE
AND NUT COAL, _
ALL OF THE BEST QUALITY.
It will be delivered to consumers clean, and full
- weight warranted.
CONSUMERS GIVE ME A CALL FOR YOUR
1E Orders left at my house, in Walnut street, near
Fifth i or at Brabakees, North street; J. L. SpeePs,
Market Square; Wm. Bostick's; corner of Second and
South streets, and John Lingle's, Second and Mulberry
streets, will receive prompt attention.
• jyl346m JOHN TILL.
COAL! 00 . AL!!
ONLY YARD IN TOWN THAT DELIVERS
COAL BY THB
PATENT WEIGH CARTS!
NOW IS THE TIME
For every family to get in their supply of Coal'for the
winter—weighed at their door by the Paten; Weigh
Caere. The accuracy of tkese'Carts no one disputes, and
they never get ont - of Order, as is frequently the case Of
the Platform Scales; besides, the consumer- has , the
satisfaction of proving the weight of hie Coal at his
own house. - -
I have a large supply of Coal on hand, ai,—...fa,t , ng of
B. N. 00.1 LYRENS VALLEY COAL
LYEENS VALLEY tit
WILKESBARRE do. u
BITUMINOUS BROAD TOP do. •
All Coal of - the best gnality rained, and delivered free
from an impurities, at the lowest rates, by the boat or
car load, single, half or third of tone, and by the bushel.
JAMES M. WHEELED..
Harrisburg, Septeinber 24, 1860.—5ep25
TOW N !
PATEN-T WEIGH CARIB.
- Per the 4nonvonisnes Of my , numerous up town eUlltoM
era, I have established, in connection with my old yard,
a Branch Coal Yard opposite North street, in a. line with
the Pennsylvania; canal; having - thj office formerly occu
pied by Mr H. Harris, where consamenor Coal in that
vicinity and Verbeketewn can receive their Coal by the
PAVENT WEI('11 CARTS,
WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE FOR HAULING,
Abut in anyuuantitY they may desire, ea low as can be
FIVE THOUSAND TONS COAL ON-HAND,
Of LVERNB VALLEY and WILRBBBARRE, all dui.
el 41X7EiPsidIfi dfitiptaligekar
Er All Coal fqrked and delivered cit..•-•-aea •
from all impurities, and the best article mined.
Orders received at either Yard will be promptly filled,
nil all Coal delivered by the Fatent Weigh Carts.
Coal sold by Boat, Carload, single, half or third of
tons, and by the bushel.
'JAMES M. WHEELER.
Harrisburg, October 13. 1843:4—0ct15
EYKENS - VALLEY NUT COAL—
J.A For Bide AT TWO DOLLARS PEA TON.
tEr dil Coardotivered by PATENT WEIGH CARTE
JAMES M. WHEELER
Coaldelivered from both yards. noif
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HELMBOLD'S BEL MISOL IPS
HELMBOLD'S HELM Roil MIS
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Extract Baran, Ettract Bachu,
ExtrasV Bach% Extract Btichn,
Extract Bach% • Extract- Bartz',
Extract Dacha, • Extract Bach%
Extract Michn, Extract Dacha,
Extract Dacha, Extract 'Bitch%
-Extract Dacha; litraot Eacha,
FOR SECRET AND DELICATE bISORDEBS.
FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS.
VOit SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS.
Frig SECR ET AND DELICATE DISORDERS.
FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DISOSDERS.
FOR SECRET Ail) DELICATE DISoRDERS.
FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS.
A:Positive and specific Remedy.
A Positive and Bpecific Remedy.
A Positive and. Specific Remedy
A Positive and %made Remedy,
A Poittive and. Sp-cirie'Remedy.
A Post tire and Spediflo RemOy.
A Positive and Specific Remedy.
FOR DISHASES ulf THE
BLADDER, - GRAVEL KIDNEYS, DROPSY,
BLADDER, - GRAVEL, - KIDNEYS, DROPSY,
BLADDER, GRAVEL, . EIDN.EYS, DROPsv,
BLADDER, GRAVEL, K.IDEBYS - , DROPSY,
BLADDER, GRAVEL, KIDNEYS, D ROP
BLADDER, GRAVEL, KIDNEYS,. DROPSY ,
BLADDER, GRAVEL, KIDNEYS, DROPSY,
ORuANI 1 WEAKNESS,
OMANI.° WE tENSP4S,
pittfANlO , WeIAhNSSS, -
And all Diseases of beaus/ organT,
And ail Dia- ases of Sexual iJrgans,
And all Diseases of Sexual Organs,
And all 00608E3 of Sexual Organs,
And all Biscuits of Sexual Organs,
And ail Diseases of Sexual Organs,
Excesses, Expremares, sad Imprudencies in Lire.
Excesses Exposures, and Imprudent:tea in Life.
Excesses; Exposure-, and Imsrudencies in Life.
XXcesses.,Exi•seares, and Imaradsncies in Life.
Excesses b'avocuree, and fatiandencies in Life.
Excesses. Exposures, andlmprusencien in Life.
From whatever eht:ee originatiek t fzei whither existiegin
MALE OR P.tilifa,
Femalva, take no more Pills ! They are of no avail for
00raplailltS ineinkit to the sea. Use
HPlmbeld•e Extract Raclin is a Medicine 'which is per
fectly pleasant in'its
TASTE AND ODOR,
But immediate - in its eaten. giving' Health and Vigor to
Zrants, Bloom to the Pallid Cheek y and restoring the
patient nia petted date of
HEALTH AND PURITY.
Helmbeidts Extract Ductal is prapared according to
Pharmacy and Chemistry, a' is presrribed and need by
THE MOST EMI ; T' PHYSICIANS.
Delay no longer, Procure the temedy at once. .
Price $3.- poi. bottle, or six.for 85.'
Depot DX South Tenth street Philadelphia.
DEW ARE OF lINt'RINOTPLED DEALERS
Trying to ogra eff their own or , ether articles of WOLIN
on the repnteo.ion attained by
UEL3II3OLD , B EXTRACT 81701117,
The Oliainal and only Genuine. • '
- We /afire to ran on the • :
• 'MERIT OP ft UR...ARTICLE !
Their's is wurtldess —is sold at meek let rates and COm.
miesiona, consequently paying a much better profit.
WE PEST 00 IPETITION !.
Ask for • •
HELMBOLD'II EXTRACT WORM •
Take ito ether. .
sidd by JOIIN WYNTEE, Drvigt, corner of bituicet and
Second streeta, Harriabarg,
AND ALL DRUGGISTS RVNRYWHERE.
WOODSWORTH ,& BIINNiL , S
SUPERIOR FLAVORING- EXTRACtS .
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ROSE, • •
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Duet received and ibisalt 71"
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HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1861.
TUESDAY MORNING, JAN, 29, 1861.
THE NATIONAL CRISIS.
SOUTH CAROLINA NOT AVERSE 'TO A SETTLE-
The National intelligencer says we take grr i at
pleasure in citing the following words, con
tained in a private letter just received in this
city from a prominent and wealthy citizen of
South Carolina, whose character is-a suffieient
pledge of his reliability, and whose opportuni
ties for correct information in regard to the tem
per and wishes of the people of that Staware
not surpassed by any citizen residing within her
borders. He writes as follows :
'..1 sin Berry to say that political matters
Still look dark. South Carolina 'can never be
'coerced.' The idea is in vain. Every citizen
will pour out life and treasure 'before siiih a
thing will be submitted to. hook with hope to
the movement just announced as having been started
in the Virginia - Legislature. ;Virginia will be
listened to despite all the Charlesion Mercury, can
say. Four-fifths of our people will agree to 'any
arrangement that shall guarantee our rights and
be acceptable to the other Southern States."
In the presence of declarations- like these.,
Which come to us so well a.uthenticated, con
tinues the Intelligencer, we eitpresd the earnest
hope that the- Legislatures of such States as
are in session will. 'speedily appoint Commis
sioners to meet and confer at:this city:with
those nominated by Virginia. And as the
conference is purely advisory and deliberative,
we should think that th - e Executives of the
-States whose Legislatures are not in session
might, properly - appoint an-. equal, number of
disttuguished citizens to represent their re
spective States in this , patriotic council. If
all the States could be induced to act promptly,
and appoint:Commissioners of :Character, abil
ity, and conciliatory temper,- we confidently
'believe that the matters in dispute between
the two section would be settled upon a per
manent and satisfactory basis.
TILE SOUTHERN REVOLUTION-A SOUTHERN
CONFEDERACY-THE FOLLY OF COERCION.
The eiezure by the-local authorities of Geor
.gie•of the United States. Arsenal at Augusta,
with its store of arms, adds but another to the
numerous proceedings of a similar character
Which' have placed all the seceded States - in the
attitude of undeniable revolution against the
general government of the. Union. At the same
time-the Conventions, Legislatures and people
of said States are steadily and harmoniously
progressing to a Southern confederacy. A
general Convention. of the cotton States will
meet-at Montgomery, Alabama, on the 4th of
February, for the purpose of organizing -their
general government, and, with some modifica
tions, it is understood that they will adopt
the feller a system embraced in the Constitution
of the United States. We. may thus :safely pre
that.: a atinnee of theday of• Mr. Lincoln'e
inauguration, outunern confederacy elf tie, - c re
Carolina, v cor gitr, oil
sippi, Louisiana- -and Texas, and• perhaps,
several others, all banded together as a unit
for Southern independence.
The first difficulty, therefore, that will pre
sent itself to President Lincoln, as the officer
charged with the execution of the laws of the
United States, will. be their execution within
the limits of tile seceded States. To meet the
requisitions of the law he must restore to his
government the possession•of the various forts,
arsenals, navy yards, ttc., seized and held in
the seceded States as State property under the
law of revolution. How is this to be done ?
We are-answered that it will be done through
" the enforcement of the laws." Fleets and
armies are to be employed, and the- seceded
States, like rebellioub-provinces, are to be sub
jugated: by the strong: arm. of federal power.
It is granted -that-the regular army and navy
of the Union will be unequal to this task;
but it is supposed by - the Republican party
that, in a call upon the -militia the Northern
States will furnish any.number of troops that
maybe demanded by the President to assist
him in the execution of the laws. Such,
fairly stated, is the programme resolved upon
by theincioiningradministration and- the party
Let us briefly consider the probable cense
quenees of this policy. Several federal forts
at Charleston are occupied by the revolution
ists. They must be dispossessed. Accordingly
a fleet of armed vessels and transports bearing
an army are dispatched to Charleston. The
forts in question are recovered. But what
then? The war has been commenced, in an
ticipation of-which, not only the States of the
Southern confederacy, but all the other slaves
:Attlee, stand pledged to make common cause
with South Carolina against this policy of co
ercion. Thus it is apparent that any attempt
by force of arms to reinstate the federal gov
ernment in any United States fort, arsenal or
dock yard, seized by any Southern State, will
be the inauguration of a war in which all the
military forces and resources of the South will
be comtaned against the general government.
The very first blow, then, of coercion will irt.
volve Mr. Lincoln's administration in a war
for the subjugation of the South, an enterprise
criminally foolish and utterly impracticable.
The Southern States, leaving out Maryland
and Delaware, have a population close upon
twelve millions. Of this aggregate over four
millions are slaves and free blacks, the work
ing agricultural element of the South. From
the eight millions, more or less, of whites, a
million of soldiers, in a great emergency, could
be, drawn. There would be no difficulty in
raising from this white population a moveable
army of two hundred thousand able men. Could
Mr. Lincoln's administration muster a sufficient
force:to subdue this army of resistance? No.
14 e might raise a larger army from the Republi
can ranks of the North ;' but' with their move
ment to the South the reign of chaos would
most probably commence in the Northern
States, in which event their existing general
government would be utterly destroyed by
contending factions in arms, and the South
American system of republics would be fairly
The subjugation of the South into:eubmission
to the. Union; is, then, out of the question.—
What then ? We are next informed that the
Southern. States can be starved into submis-
Mon ; that they have not the -resources `or ca
pabilities required to sustain. a respectable in
:dependent government, •and that it would not
take-along time to convince them of their de
pendence upon the North for commerciallacili
ties and domestic necessities, which the South
cannot supply. Here, too, the organs and ortt ,
tors of the Republican party are under a great
delusion. All theagrienituralstaples produced
in th e N n itl i -,nre produced in the South, in ad
dition :to. the great: staples peculiar to the
Southern States. • The beef materials employed
by our -ship and.hotme builders; in the way of
timber andiumber, , are drawn from the South.
In minerals -anti- for--manufacturing faeilities
the mistinroes of; the 'Broth are. inexhaUstible.
Dim -word, -if - the Southern States were closed.
in 'from the..rest.of :the Norld by
. a, Chinese
wall, they, upon their,•oil:n abounding
resources, maintain themselves Letter th n
Could the people of the same extent of terri
tory in any other part of the earth.
Next as to the expenses of a Southern con
federacy. They need not exceed,-for a peace
establishment, twenty millions a year, and an
export duty of one cent per pound :Won cotton
Will furnish that amount of money. Nor do
we apprehend that there will he aoy difficulty
as to the reeounition of a Southern confederacy
by England and France. Cotton will swig
that question, if put to the teat, in favor of the
confederacy, and also in favor of European
intervention, if necessary, for a recognition of
Southern independence by the North. All
these Republican theories, therefore, of coer
mug or starving the South into submission are
fallacious; and •equally absurd is this other
idea of Southern poverty and helplessness
The simple truth is, that the upshot of this
Southern revolution must •be a reconstruction
of the Union, upon the basis of positive secu
rities to Southern institutions, or the separation
of the Union into two confederacies, each rest ,
ing upon its own peculiar system of labor, and
e , ich pursuing its manifest destiny in its own
way, subject only to their treaties with each
other and the rest of . the world, and to the
`general laws of nations.
Mr. Lincoln's administration may come in
too late to maintain or reconstruct the Union.
If so, as peace is better than war, as law and
order are better than political confusion. and
ruin, it is to' hoped he will incline to the re-
Cognition of a Southern confederacy rather than
plunge the whole country into the anarchy of
Mexioo.-11r. Y. Herald.
COEROING.SOVEREIGN STATES-SHEABINO THE
The Cincinnati Enquirer, commenting upon
the threats of coercion against the South, re
calls the illustration of Charles James Fox in
the debate, in the English Parliament, on
taxing the American colonies. He said (we
quote froni memory :) "But the noble lord tells
us we have a right to tax America, and,
therefore, we ought to tax America. Not
inforiOr in wisdom to this was that of the man
who resolved to shear a wolf. What ! Shear a
_wolf! Have you considered the danger the
difficulty, the resistance of the attempt? No,'
says.the madman, rye considered nothing but
the right. Man has a right of dominion over
the beasts of the forest, and, therefore, I will
shear the wolf.' "
TEE SECESSION- Or LOUISIANA.
BATON 'ROUGE, Jan. 26.--The delay ordi
nance, moved to be substituted for the seces
sion ordinance reported by the committee of
fifteen, was voted down yesterday by an im
Commisiloners Mann*, of South Carolina,
and Winstop, of Alabama, made eloquent ad
dresses in favor of immediate secession.
There was an animated debate last eight on
the resolution for submitting the secession or
dinance for ratification to the people. The ad
vocates of immediate secession abstained from
all debate. There was no extreme opposition
to the ordinance.
The vote on submitting the ordinance to
ithe people was taken morning—ayes 45,
(I) , NUJ iat t:
The defotte closed and a vote was ordered
The galleries and lobbies were intensely
crowded, and a death-like silenee prevailed.—
On the call of the roll many members were in
tears. The Clerk announced the vote—ayes
113, nays' 17—and the, President declared Loui
siana a free and sovereign republic.
Captain Allen then entered the Convention
with a Pelican flag, accompanied by Governor
Moore and staff, and put the flag in the hands
of the . President, amid tremendous excitement.
A solemn prayer Was then offered, and a hun
dred guns were fired. The Convention ad
ourned to meet in New Orleans on the 29th inst.
Before the Convention adjourned the resolu
tion aecompanyiug the Ordinattce, declaring the
right of free navigation of the Mississippi river
and tributaries to all friendly States, and the
'right of egress and ingress to boats of the
Mississippi by all friendly States and powers.
A gold pen was given to each member with
which to sign the ordinance of secession. The
State o:lnvention has:adjourned to re-assemble
in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, jsn. 26.—The passage of the
secession ordinance by the Convention is bailed
with tke greatest joy here. The Pelican flag is
displayed everywhere throUghout the'city, and
salutes are being fired in honor of the event.
MONDAY, Jan. 28, 1861
The Senate was called to order at 3 o'clock,
p. m., by the SPEAKER. Pra) er by Rev. Mr.
Feltwell. Journal of Thursday read and ap
The SPEAKER announced the appointment
of Messrs. Finney, Smith, Hall, B .und and
Schindel as a Committee on Federal Relations.
The SPEAKER laid before the Senate a mes
sage from the Governor, transmuting the reso
lutions passed by the Assembly of Virginia, in
relation to holding a Convention, &c., which
Also, a message transmitting resolutions
passed by the Assembly of Tennessee, which
Also, a message accompanied by resolutions
passed by. toe Legislature of Uhio, which were
Mr. SMITH offered, a resolution accepting
the propaition of Virginia, and empowering
the Governor to appoint a committee to pro
ceed to Washington at the time designated.
On motion of Mr. BENSON, the reaolutions,
together with those offered by Mr. SMITH,
were referred to the Committee on Federal Re
A message from the Governor was read, an
nouncing the' appointment of Miles Green, A.
J. Jones and Dr. George. Dock as trustees of
the State Lunatic Asylum.
BILLS IN PLACE.
Mr. SCHINDEL, a supplement to the act in
borporating the Allentown water company.
'Mr. SMITH, an act to punish.fraud against
the city of Philadelphia ; also, an act provi
ding compensation for owners of fugitive slaves
in cages where they have escaped by reasons
riots, &c., and to provide for the more
effectual punishment of instigators of such
mobs and riots, &o.
Mr. SMITH moved that the above bill be
referred to a select committee of three; which
was not agreed to—yeas 11, nays 14.
Mr. SMITH then moved that the bill be com
mitted to a 'select committee of five ; which
Was agreed to--yeas 16, nays 9.
An- extract from the Journal of the House
was read, appointing &joint committee of three
froni each House to invite President Lincoln to
visit Harrisburg; which was twice read and
Mr.- FINNEY read in• place an act for the
relief of Jacob Huntzinger, late treasurer of
Mr.tiliEGlO, an act granting a premium on:
inuskiartlisipifitiViinfoii and Centre counties;
Which was subtiegnenily taken up and, plume ( ) ;
also,•an ict.'changing the division li ne of th e
counties of 'Clinton and Lyooniing; .a
supplement to the act relative to the Larry's
Creek plank road ; also, a supplement to the
net relative to affording relief to debtors and
stay of execution.
Mr. BOUGHTER, an act relative to the offi
cial term of the commissioners, prison inspec
tors, and directors' of the poor of Dauphin
Mr. BENSON, a supplement to the act erect
ing the county of Cameron.
Mr. IMBRLE, au act to provide for fencing
a part of the Cleveland and Pittsburg rzeilrO3al
for the protection of life and property in Bea
Mr. AIOTT. an act for the protection of
speckled trout in the lakes, BtrOaLBS and ponds
of Monroe county.
Mr. LANDON, an act authorizing the pay
of certain moneys to the Towanda bridge
Mr. YARDLEY, an act authorizing the trus
tees of the Society of Friends in richiand town
ship, Bucks county, to sell certain real estate:
Mr, FINNEY offered a resolution calling upon
the State Tretonrer for information as to the
amount of collateral inheritance tax paid in
Philadelphia, and also what amount of tax was
paid during the years 1859-60 by certain offi
cers in same city on fees received by item be
yond the specific amounts, which *as twice
read and passed.
Mr. CONNELL, an act relative to exempting
the property of the Western and Spring Gar
den soup societies from the payment of taxes,
which was subsequently pasted.
Mr. SMITH called up the House bill relative
to the Morrill tariff bill in Congress, which was
passed—yeas 25, nays none.
Mr. BOUGHTER call up the act authorizing
the county of Dauphin to borrow money, which
Mr. IMBRIE called up the act to lay out a
State road in the counties . of Butler and Alle
gheny. Laid over.
Mr. BOUND called up the bill repealing the
act for selling the repairing of the roads in
Rush and Butter townships, Schuylkill county,
which passed finally.
Mr. BOUGHTER called up the bill extending
the charter of the Short Mountain coal com
pany, which passed finally.
On motion of Mr. YARDLEY, adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MONDAY, Jan. 28, 1861.
The House was call to order at 3 p. m. by
the Speaker. Prayer was - delivered by Rev.
A message was read from GOT. Curtin en
closing one from Gov. Harris of Tennessee.
The mesagefrom Hon. Mr. Harris, Governor
of Tennessee enchised resolutions providing
for a convention at Nashville (Tenn.) to con
sider what measures will preserve the Union,
and protect the rights of the Slave States.. The
resolutions require.that slaves , shall be consid
ered as property when in &multi; through the
north—that slavery shall be recognized as ex
isting South of 36° 30f--4tiat • slaves shall be
held. in the District of Columbia at the option
of owners—that States in wbich a fugitive is
showed to Ocape shall be pecuniarililiable—
that slaNtes may be transferred froni gtate to
Another message was 'received from .43rov:
Curtin enclosing the resolutions of the Legisla
ture of Virginia providing for a convention at
Washington, on February 4th, 1861. Laid on
Another message was received from Gov.
Curtin enclosing the resolutions of the Legisla
ture of Ohio passed on January 12th, 1861.
Laid on the table.
Petitions, memorials, &c. were received. Mr.
HECK presented the petition of citizens of
Dauphin county praying for the re enactment
of the law of 1780 allowing Southern friends to
retain their slaves in the State for a certain
length of time.
Mr. GORDON offered a resolution declaring
the posters and folders of the House entitled
to receive the pay of Assistant Doorkeepers.—
Agreed to by a vote of. 48 yeas to 33 noes.
Mr. THOMAS offered a resolution authori
zing' the appointment of a committee of nine,
to be entitled the Committee on Federal Rela
Mr. THOMAS stated that such a committee
was necessary at the present time, and in con
formity with the action of the Senate and that
of "other Legislatures.
The House refused to proceed to a second
Mr. WILSON offered a resolution authori
zing the appointment of a committee of three,
to meet a similar committee of the Senate, and
make arrangements for a proper observance of
the ceremony of raising the American flag
upon. the Capitol. Agreed to.
Mr. ABBOTT offered a resolution changing
the title of • the Jul - Wary Commit tee, and ma
king them also a Committee on Federal Rela
tions. Not agreed to..
Mr. TAYLOR offered a joint resolution in
quiring of the Auditor General what nation
has been had in relation to suspended banks.
On suspending the rules to consider this, it was
lost by a vote of 28 ayes to 29 noes.
BILLS IN PLACE
Mr. HECK, a supplement to an act to incor
porate the Harrisburg female seminary,
Mr. LAWROCE, an act relative to elections
in Elk county
'Mr. TELLER, an act to incorporate the Bea
ver coal snd navigation company ; als9, an act
taxing dogs in Erie county.
Mr. DONNELLY, an act relative to elections
in Greene county.
Mr. STEHMAN, an act to incorporate the
Marietta and Maytown turnpike company.
Mr. PIIGHE, an act authorizing Mr. Hull to
sell certain real estate; also, an act authori
zing the State Treasurer to refund certain
Mr. ARMSTRONG, an- act establishing a
ferry in Clinton county ; also, an act relating
to executions ; also, an act relative to adminis
trators ; also, an act relative, to boroughs.
Mr. RANDALL, an act relative to attorneys
and rules of court.
Mr. MOORE, an act to compel the assignees
of the Bank of Pennsylvania to settle their ac
Mr. SELTZER•, an act for the regulation of
the militia of Pennsylvania.
Mr. PRESTON, an act relative to the Wis
sahickon turnpike road.
Mr. RANDALL moved that the House pro
ceed to the consideration of his resulutions,
a ppointing commissioners to act in conjuotion
With those of Virginia. Agreed to,
Mr. PATTERSON moved to postpone until
to-morrow afternoon, at 3 o'clock. On this the
ayes and noes were required, audit was agreed
Mr. 'RANDALL then offered an amendment
requesting the Governor to appoint 7 citizens
to represent the State. '
rending.this amendment, a motion was made
to adjourn; which was ,not agreed to. On ix
Motion to . postpone the consideration until 12
m., to-morrow; the ayes and noes were required,
and the motion was agreed to by a vete of p
ayedio 28 noes. itazljourned. •
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wheat inThat county prepentl a 7ery proinicing
appearance. - •
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[Correspondence of the London Times, December 28.]
Has any one described Pekin for you ? The
capital is two cities, known as the Tartar
(north,) and the Chinese (south) ; the latter an
oblong stretching between four and five miles
from east to west, while from south to !north it
is much over a mile wide; the former nearly
three and one half miles square, and resting on
the centre of the southern, city, sa,as to produce
With it a T shaped figure, With . a disproportion
ately stout perpendicular. North . of all is a
large earthwork, the north outline of which : is
exactly parallel to the north wall of , the
and distant from it perhaps a mile.. : From A lta
extremities fall the east and west faces
_ o of. the
enclosure, aligning themselvesl44l' ie east
and west walls of the city. Thus you have a
figure somewhat of the form of three parallelo
grams, rising above each other, A being the
earthwork, 13 the north city, and C the south
city. In the centre of B, again, stands an in
ner city; walled and gated, and in the centre
of this the innermost precinct of tin Emperor,
also walled and gated, and guarded by numer-
Gus functionaries and men at-arms. It is re
markable, by the way, in what apparent security
this careful despot dwelt at his Country palace.
There were barracks for &strong force, andthe
books of China show a corps of some magni
tude as proper to Yuen-ming-Yuen, but the
palace or palaces were as accessible to the out
siders as any gentleman's park in England.
• To return to Pekin ; as you approach it from
the north, the walls, some sixty feet high and
in good order, with very high buildings over
topping the gates, are decidedly imposing. You
thaw nearer, and are moved to laughtet at
John Chinaman's consistent adherence to 'his
babylike fashions in matters of war, These
great gates seem to you, 'far off, to be provided
with five tiers of guns, which you cannot ha
&gine would ever be fired without bringing
down the whole tower. Nearer inspection sat
isfies you that the tower is in no danger from
this cause, at least. The embrasures, which
are as crowded as in an old line-of-battle-ship,
are simply apertures closed with a shutter, on
which is painted a circle with a bull's eye. On
occupying the gate the force did find, right and
left of it, some very nice guns, laid as -if, -up to
the last moment, thoughts had been entertained
of resisting this introduction of bayonet-bear
ing barbarians within the holy of Chinese 'ho
The coup d' mil from the north walls is indis
putably gratifying. Past experience of Chinese
cities will have prepared you for an absence of
what we call public buildings in the view below
you. grill there is the Imperial Palace, Pro
testing in this case against your rule, and; be
sides the gate• towers, a fair sprinkling of lofty
temples, the whole interspersed with much
wood The palace seems to have almost a park
of good, middle sized trees' about its artificial
lakes, and bridges that have been comely, and
are still, at a distance, picturesque. • on the
whole, you feel favorably towards Pekin. But
descend into the streets, and you become pain
fully sensible that there is not a more squalid
collection of houses in an Arab village or in the
old city of Limerick. - The streets are wide, and
have been in 'some instanceet•psved3rxtuti: they
loam sends up a clould of dust that puts your
face and whiskers past the recognition of your
most intimate friends. If it rains, you are knee
deep in mud, and a - journey along the disjointed
stone chaume is a service of real danger to
your horse's fetlocks.
The bulk of trade belongs to the southern
city, which is traversed from north to south by
a few broad streets at right angles to one or
two crossing it from the east gate to the west.
The les.ter feeders of these, I say, takerme back
to the banks of the Shannon twenty years ago,
and even in the larger arteries there is not, as
a general rule, the regularity or substance
which you will find in the west suburb of Can
ton or the show streets of Ningpo. We see the
place, it is true, at a disadvantage. Many of
the wealthy and respectable have fled, and are
but now beginning to =return; but the: poorer
classes and even the middle ranks are more
poverty .strieken looking than any Chinese I
have seen, exempt at Tien-tsin.
Supplies of all kinds are, ofeourse, just now
high-priced, but Pekin must always be an ex
pensive abode as it has positively nothing
within hail, -and from its official position the
demand is immense. Its meat is driven harm
a considerable distance ; its fuel—coal at least
—travels slowly in from the south and west;
the cool itself on camels, a noble breed ; the
coal dust, which is compounded with earth for
the use of stoves, on mules not less noble in
their way. Rice, as we all know, aheuld . airive
by way of the canal, but the canal's machinery
has been in abeyance this many -a year, and
rebelcilank it -here and there. Grain. does
come, to be sure, by sea, so long as no one
cares to block the Peiho ; but the position of
the Yank-tee-Kiang Valley prevents' the trans
mission of copper from the far southwest, and
the dearth of this metal has entailed on the
government a resort to iron money, than which
nothing can bb more terrible, except, perhaps,
the government paper.
THE PRINCE AND HIS Doll.—Tho Prince of
Wales has been cheated out of the affections of
his dog, presented by the people of-Newfound
land. When on noard ship a boy was put to
look after him. He got so fond of the boy that
he would not take notice of the Prince.' The
morning they came into Plymouth the Prince
gave the boy £5, and took the dog Out ;of the
ship; but as fast as they did so the dog-jumped
ou board again. The Prince was &Oast obliged
to take the boy to London, and he stopped there
five days. The Queen gave him tlft ancla suit
cf clothes. He returned to Plymouth; and
was there but one day, when he had to be sent
for, because the dog. would not eat. The boy
sold his sailor's clothes, and thinks he is a
gentleman for life.
TRADE OF CINCINNATI.—The Cincinnati Ga
zette, of Wednesday, says there has been a heavy
falliug.off in the past day or two in the ship.
mews for New Orleans, caused by -fthe "war
news from Vicksburg," and a lack of confidence
of merchants in the orders for goods which are
sent to them from the South, as they 'inlay be,
and are, coun.ermanded every day. The ship
ments or Nashville are not so heavy sauduring
week or two past,. and it is expected that
that trade will be worth but little in a abort
time. There is but little freight going for
Pittsburg and St. Louis.
AN EGYPTIAN DAINTY.--Mrs. , Romer, in her
Pilgrimage speaks of the Way 'in *hid they
cook a turkey in Egypt a T never 'tasted a
better turkey than he gate us, And,. upon com
plimenting him upOrt. : its - great delicacy, I
learned frent him the Egyptianecrit of ren
dering the tleih.partietilarly ten der'`Valf an
hour before - the bird is killed, a giant-of brandy
is poured down-its throat, which produces in
tosasation, and the flesh of the: tipsey l turkey
acquires a tenderness superior nt,tkatu'hioh is
evOlt long keePin
A:cave,- two:thousand feet dgio, has recently
; keen explored near Ban
p on!ipso, on ,the Te
hauntepeo route. It has `s gime time been in
hiZbited, as several 'brokeri lan nhlive been
A SKETCH OF PEKIN.