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Democratic County Convention.
At a meeting of the Democratic County Com
mittee, held at the Morgan House, February 6,
1861, in 'pursuance of a call of the Chairman,
it was " .
lidoived, That the Chairman of the County
Committee be authorised to call a County Con
ventiton, to assemble at Harrisburg on the 18th
Ina, for the'purpose of selecting six additional
delegates to act in conjunction with those
elected by the late Democratic County Conven
tion, to represent Dauphin county in the Demo
•ratio State Convention called to meet at Har
risburg on the 21st inst.
In pursuance of the above resolution, I here
by notify the Democratic citizens of Dauphin
toasty to meet in their respective wards and
tolinbhipe On QC 16th inst., at the 'usual time
and place, and select , delegates to the County
Convention, to be held at Marrisburg on the
18th int& Wu . . D. BOAS, Chairman.
WY. ' D. EMINBST, Seey.
A letter from Philadelphia to the New York
IWO& 14 says :
The_ contest in our TIM Congressional Dis
trict liaalbeen decided against the Republicans.
Our candidate, Verree, was returned as being
elected by 22 majority. Kline, his opponent,
contested this, and a recount of the seventeen
ballot;boxes was had. In four of these the re
count elects Kline by 9 votes. But the whole
examm — ittion disclosed the same careless hand
ling and irresponsible custody of the ballot
boxes after election as were shown in the Leh
men end Butler ease. In fact, it is believed
the boles had been opened and the votes
changed; so that our elections are practically
decided, not by the voters, but by those who
keep the boxes. The whole proceeding will go
to the House for settlement.
Mr. LINCOLN has refused to say a word indi
cating a disposition or desire on his part for an
amicable settlement of the difficulties distract
ing the country. He has remained mute and
immovable p in spite of all the Appeals made to
him to speak a word in behalf of conciliation.
Meanwhile, his silence has been interpreted to
Moan hoiltility- to all measures of adjustment
involving the least recession from the Chicago
platform—and his contributed to the secession
movement, at the South. But quite recently-,
the attitude of Mr. LINCOLN has excited dis
trust among the perpendicular Republicans of
his entire reliability and soundness ; so that at
last they have grown anxious for the arrival
of the time when he will open that beautiful
mouth of his for the utterance of something
definite as to his future policy. The nioune
is informed by "a Republican of great weight
"and influence in the councils of the sound
"portion of the party," that "the impatience
" of Republicans for the arrival of the period
" when Mr. Lincoln will speak for himself in
" creases every hour." So it appears that the
repeated assurances of the Tribune that Mr.
Lincoln is all right are not received as gospel
by even the " sound portion of the party." If
it should turn out that he is all wrong, wouldn't
there be a howling!
Which Shall be Preserved—The Union or
• the Republican Party?
The 'plain question now presented to the
North* shall the Republican party or the Union
break? -The New York liqbutze says that the
Republican platform must be lived up to if the
Union is broken into fragments. The Demo
cratic party and the conservative Republicans
say that the Union must be preserved at all
hazards, no matter what becomes of party or
ganizations and party platforms. It is a simple
question of value. Which is worth the most,
the Union or the Republican party ? We have
managed to live happily and prosperously with
out a Republican party for many years, end
can ea for many years to come ; but can we
live without the Union? When the reality of
this inane is fully realized, we imagine that
there are- eir flip. men living in the State of
Pennsylvania who would not rather see the Re
publican party sink in nothingness, than that
the ThilOrtidiOttlffbitibrokeri into fragments and
the country - mid: reed into the theatre of a
bloody, fratricidal war.
"Compromise not only destroys the govern
" ment and destroys the Union, it destroys the'
4 Republican party," says tha Tribune. 'Well,
if the ,lie Publican. party is : so inimical to the
interests• of the Southern /hates that it. cannot
outlive a:peaceful settlement of the trozibleit it
has ;rented and cherished, it ought to pedal.
Whenever a party gains the.arcendancy in a
country whose organic law was created. by com
promise, , that cannot afford to perpetuate the
existence of .the nation in the same spirit of
mutual accommodation, this fact affords Duff'.
sient , airidence that it was sonstruoted upon a
wrong hag& There is nothing left for it but
to do tight:oi , break., If it. persists in wrong
doing, it deserve; annihilation.
If the Union is not to be preserved by com
promibe, because compromise would injure the
Republican party, how can it be preserved ?
The stiff-backed. enemies of concession can give
no adequate answer to this question of ques
tions, in the solution 'of whieh wo are all more
deeply interested than in the future of the Re
publican party. Would they attempt to pre
serVe it by force ? Would they undertake the
work of compelling fifteen States to acknowledge
thelr Obligations to the General Government ?
No;, they are not quite prepared to assume this
task. They are . not even prepared to say that
the Unina woul d not be dissolved, as the imme
diate eenseqwoo of sraunnito sing to the. Chi.
cage platform. Rat they. say, swam -n om , A t
all events;- take care of the Republican party
first, and if the Union is not strong enough to
endure the shock, let it slide.
The truth cannot too often be repeated, that
the Union must be preserved as it was cre
ated, by compromise. Force will not do it.—
Successful war would not do it, for it would
end in one side being the ♦ieter, and the other
the vanquished—and this would prove destruc
tive of a Union of equals. Unsuccessful war
would not do it; for it would establish the in.
dependence of a Southern Confederaoy. No
thing can do it but comproinise, mutual accom
modation, renewed and perpetual amity.
Virginia and the Peace Conference
We can see little difference, says the Journal
of Commerce, between the attitude of Virginia
as indicated by the recent election, and that of
Louisiana and some of the other seceded States
previous to their eleetions. There was a altaitig
Union sentiment, in Louisiana, Alabama and •
Georgia, based upon the hope•that speedy ad
vances-Would be made by the North towards a
settlement of the great question before the
country; but the Republicans, representing
the North, stood firm and uncompromising, and
indications became more plainly manifest day
by day that they would yield nothing. Then
hope was destroyed, and those who had-battled
for a Union of equal rights—the conservative
press, statesmen, and the people, all lapsed
into the secession current, and finallydeelared
these States out of the Union, with a unanimity
that would have startled themselves three
Virginia has been less hasty, but she is
nevertheless governed by the same motives
which actuated the seceded States, though, it is
true, she has more cogent reasons for preser
ving her connection with the North. Prudent
MR conservative men have earnestly counseled
delay 'on the part . of the South, from the. very
beginning of the secession movement, in the
hope that the integrity of the Union might be
preserved by some plan of adjustment that
would prove satisfactory to both sections ; and
have labored assiduously to effect such a result.
We are among those who deplored the course
of the seceded States, as precipitate, and not
warranted until the last effort had failed—as a
step which they might have occasion to repent
of, when irreparable mischief had been done.
With such views, Virginia, North Carolina, Ten
nessee, and other States, have acted witkmore
moderation, and we think with more wisdom
and prudence. They have unfortunately been
disappointed. Congress and the Legislatures.of
most of the Northern. States, by resolutions
and otherwise, have expressed,their determina
tion not only to refrairt/rom all acts leading
to conciliation, but, under pretext of enforcing
the laws, to coerce the South into submission
and subjection. They deny to the South equal
rights under the Constitution, and affirm that
to grant those rights would,be to make humilia
ting concessions to the"elave power. Thus the
case stands at present, just as it did three
months ago, only more aggravated by an in
creased animosity and obstinacy.
Now, in the proposition of Virgnia, we have
the ultimatum of all the slaveholding States
that yet cling to the Union. As Virginia
decides, so will her sisters. She has just ex
pressed through the votes of her people, by a
decided majority, her attachment for the Union
and her earnest desire to effect a speedy, satis
factory, and final adjustment of the issues in
controversy. But, as has -been remarked, that
expression of sentiment affords no evidence of
a willingness on her part
.to submit to the
demands of the Republicans respecting slave
property in the Territories, nor places her in
an attitude one whit different from that pf
Louisiana and. Georgia when they were seeking
their rights in the Union.. The result of the
election is no indication that the people of
Virginia are "submissionists," and in favor of
the Union at all hazards.:
,The question is not
between submission and secession, but between
immediate secession and:secession under certain
contingencies. Of immediate secessionists it
seems certain that comparatively few have been
elected to the Convention, and even they are
immediate secessionists only because they ut
terly despair of any honorable and safe settle-
meat. Of the conditional secessionists slums
all agree upon three points; Ist, That Virginia
must have such additional guarantees as will
constitute a settlement of the questions at issue
between the North and the South; 2d, That
the Crittenden propositions are the least that
will be assented to as the substantial basis of
this settlement; 3d, That failing to obtain
such settlement, she must retire from the Union.
The result of this election must not be mists
Her action will undoubtedly depend upon
the result of the Peace Conference at Washing-
ion. That Convention assembled in compliance
with her proposition. If it fails to agree upon
terms of adjustment, she will certainly withdraw
promptly, unite her destinies with the seceding
States, and unfurling the standard of resist-
ance, stand or fall, out of the Union. As she
goes, so will all .the Southern States which
have not yet seceded, without question, except
perhaps Delaware and possibly , Maryland. On
the Contrary, if wisdom and patriotism triumph
over prejudice and partizan feeling in the Con
vention, that will be accepted by Virginia as
as earnest of gumkettee forthcoming, and be
hailed by every true patriot. in the land as the
dein can bright and glorious future. e,Peace
bath her victories, a° lees Plitl,6lllll4d than war;"
and howmany hearts would rejoice at such a
victory—smoh a defeat of those who have con
spired to destroy this great Republic !
Theresult of the yirginia election is most
happy, in that it cannot but have its influence
upon the Washington Conference. The appeal
to the Republican Commissioners for comes-
dons and measures ; for will adjustment,',9 for
more potential than: it would have been had
Virginia's virdiet been different, Our Wash-
ington correspondent, it will be seen, despairs
of any favoiable result from the Conference,—
At the same time, he
.states that ex-President
Tyler, Mr. Guthrie, and others, are hopeful
Let us also hope.
From Leonard Scott 4 Co., New York, we have
.Blackwood for January, of average excellence, and
the Westminster Review, -(same date,) a number of
very marked ability. The article on "American
Slavery" will not be apt, however, to acid much to
its reputation on this side of the water, character-,
iced as it is by all that utter misconception of
American polities and the inter-relation of Ameri
can States which is so notimeable in the articles of
foreign magazinists when discussing our affairs.—.
The article upon "Bible Infallibility" is marked
by all that radical scepticism which disfigures this
indisputably able Review.
ELOPEMENT IN ElTTSBURCL—Disappearanee of
a Fascinating Widow.—lt was currently reported
on the streets yesterday, that a. well-known
physician, of the 44 infinitesimal" school, resi
ding in a fashionable part of the city, had
abandoned his practice and family, and eloped
with the widow of a deceased banker. The par
ties have both been absent from , the city for
some time, and the latest rumor is that they
went away together, and after spending a few
days in-the east, took passage on &steamer for
The lady was well known in certain.cireles,
and for several years sustained the relation of
“ mistress" merely to one of our leading
brokers.. Those infirmities which are the in
evitable•resnit of I , fastliving" gradually began
to develop themselves, and preferrhig the, at
tentions of a wife rather than a ,mistress, he
married his partner, and at his death left her
in possession of a snug little fortune. She lived
in good style, and continued to keep house and
maintain a quasi respectable position in society.
Prominent among her visitors was the medical
gentleman alluded to, whose amours have fre
quently become the subject of gossip. His
reputation in this respect was well defined, and
the rumor of his elopement, while it creates no
little surprise is not gainsaid upon the ground
Some ten days have elapsed sines the parties
disappeared. The gentleman leaves behind
him a wife and family, greatly respected by
their friends and acquaintances. He enjoyed
a large and lucrative , practice, and hence could
have had no pecuniary motive in abandoning.
his family, although , the fortune of his para
mour doubtless formed an incentive to his
flight. She owned and occupied a fine dwelling
on one of our prominent streets, which is now
tenantless, but, as most of her means were of
an available character, she will not lack for
funds. The gentleman is about forty years of
age, while the lady is somewhat younger, and
rather prepossessing in appearance.
The errant couple, in fleeing to Europe, have
taken a very ready meansfor riding themselves
of their , surplus funds, and a few<months spent
in prodigality may have the effect of bringing
them to their senses and turning their faces
homeward.—Pittsburg paper, Jan. 7. ' .
PLEASANT TO TOBACCO NEWELL-A letter
from Petersburg, Va., to the Schenectad y Star
gives the following delightful description of
the manner of preparing chewing tobacco in
" Commence on the upper floor, which is as
dirty as a cow stable. 'ln the corners are large
heaps of tobacco. At one end'is large caul
dron, into which is put liquorice, rum and IOW&
bean. On' one side of the room is 'a large
space, like a mortar bed, into which is pufthe
weed, LI bo sprink/e4 with the above 0090tIOU,
Two or three darkies are stirring' the' tobacco
up with their feet, so that 'all portions may
become equally saturated.
"After this diretation it is dried upon poles
over head, until it is fit for working in the
"On the second story, the leaf is
. divested of
its stem by numerous black women and chil
dren. It is then, in a supple state, made, into
rolls an inch or two inches in diameter, and of
any required length. "
".On the ground floor, the rolls are squeezed
into plugs, and carefully packed for transpor
tation to the tobaceo-loving people of the
North. Some may think part of this &scrip-.
tion highly colored, but it is literally a true
account of what I saw more than once ; and if
what I heard be true, the drugs and filth are
hardly half betrayed.
" It might be supposed that people here do
not chew, but this is not so ; almost everybody
does, but then they chew the clear leaf, And
it is worthy of remark that the hands engaged.
in these factories make no account of throwing
their spittle, and their duds into the ,heap.for a,
THE EXCITEMENT OF A DREAM.—We have
heard a very curious and remarkable . circum
stance, which happened the other evening, and
which shows the effect of nervous excitement
upon the human system. One of our citizens
who has been in the habit of sleeping with a
revolver under his pillow for some time—espe
cially since the late excitement in regard to the
prevalence of crime—had been deeply absorbed
in business during the, day, and when he re
tired at night he was completely worn out by
fatigue and harassing thoughts. He placed his
. revolver under his pillow as _ usual, and soon
fell asleep. Own° time during the night he
wandered off ainto the regions of dream-land,
and somehow became impressed with the con
sciousness that a robber was in the house. He
seized his pistol and prepared to defend him.
self. His wife about this time had risen to at
tend to the wants of a child, and although her
husband was fast asleep, he very curiously
directed his revolver at her and fired. - The ball
did not, fortunately, take effect upon her per
son, but lodged in the wall of . their sleeping
apartment. Her screams together with the
report of the pistol, awoke the husband, who
was horror-stricken to find how narrowly he
bad escaped killing his wife. Since then, ,for
safety, the wife takes charge of the pistol her
self, as the husband is unusually subject to
dreams and nightmares. We advise him to
give business the go-by for a season, and re
cruit his physical energies.—Troy Times.
The American Bonapartes continue to form
the theme of much comment in European cir
cles and journals. The Moniteur begs the world
not to be premature in forming its opinions,
and announces that the case will be laid before
the legal tribunals. This last concession looks
as if the Emporer was favorably inclined
towards our country folk ; but, per contra, the
Moniteur calls them Pattersons, not Bonapartes,
and thus seems to side against their claims.—
It also declares, that certain of the documents
alluded to in; the paper drawn up by Berryer,
the great French lawyer, for Madame Patterson
Bonaparte, are of contested' authenticity. . It. is ;
suppoeed that the allusion is to the letters of
the present Emperor, which eplictly recognize
the relationship. between himself and the first
wife of Jerome The questions that will arise
in the settlement of this matter are at once.
intricate and important. It is strange to no
tice the vicissitudes of fortune, ,which after
leaving this American branch of the family in
'the, obscurity of private and *atlantic life for
half a century, now, drag, them up on , a pinna- ,
ide Where they are the ohjeet, of interest to the
whole world; where their fate in - valves per
haps that of kiagdoms;and. is sure to become,
chronicled in history. 7-217. Y. Express.
" Di ur imp JA AT ICICIER"Lurnarg TipUfteleeta.---
Doirn in Montgomery, Alabama, the.other day,
a slave owner became provoked by some trifling
misdemeanor on the part of a youthful chattel,,
and resolved to have the , offending bondman
whipped in the style peculiar to that refined
'and civilized region. Ile wrote a note to the
police officer having charge of ihe guard hem%
desiring that gentlemanly. ufficial to favor the
bearer with thirty lashes, well laid on. Giving
the note to the intended victim, he ordered
him to oarry it to the guard house; but the
young darhey rather smelt a rat, and upon
meeting an ezquisitely-gotten-up "cullud gem
-man," a friend of his, in the street, requested
him to carry the note to its destination, as he
had something very _ particular to attend to in
an opposite direction. Unsuspicious as a sac
rificial lamb; the sable beau agreed to confer
this trilling favor, and forthwith proceeded
toward the guard house in a manner that drew
sighs of admiration . &DM more than one young .
ebeny bosom. tut 'judge of hie surprise=not
to say "Owdacione misery"—when the police
officer ordered him "to' be trussed up to the,
whippinipOst, and despite his frantic avowal
that he was "de wrong nigger,", proceeded to.
give him the thirty lashes required. It was a
clear case of misplaced confidence, with no miti
gating circumstances, and, alas ! based on
"Oh ! what is friendship bet a name ",
INTERNATIONAL ROWING MATCH.—The inter
national scalier's match between Joshua Ward,
of Newburg, and Robert Chambers, the English
champion, has at length 'been definitely an
ranged, and is. certain to come off, _nothing
remaining but the formal Signing of the
deg, which halo_ already been prepared. The
only•difficultyhas been as to the amount of the
stakes;, Mr.. "Ward having desired that the
amount should be $2,000 a side, to which Mr.
Chambers now promptly consents. The condi
dons. are very simple! The race is to be rowed
on the Hudson, with the tide ; the course to
be five miles long; the rules of the London
Boating Cliths to be observed; Mr. Chambers
is to be allowed $5OO for his expenses in doming
over. It is almost certain that, within a few
days, the representatives of the men will sign
the articles, and the money will be deposited
in the hands of the stakeholder. Mr. Cham
bers will arrive here, with his trainer, Harry
Clasper, late in February, and his training will
A FEARFUL ILLUSTRATOR OF INTEMPERANCE.
On Wednesday, the attention of the police• of
the First district was directed' to - a shocking
scene in a house in Morgan'e Court, in 'the See-
and ward. A woman was lying dead' inbed,
her drunken husband lying beside her. An
officer who went into the house roused the
husband, and told him that his wife was dead'.'
The brute replied that she . was only dead
drunk, and struck the body in the face with
his fist. He was arrested and taken to the
station house. A little boy, three or four years
of age, who had been sent out by the father
for' liquor, while the mother was lying dead,
was sent to the Northern Home' ft& "Friendleim .
Children. A friend of the father nuide appli
cation at' the Central office, yesterday, to regain
the custody of the Child. The Mayor declined
to interfere, and referred 'the tiPplieantleCthe
Court of Quarter Sessions.---Phil..* Ameiican.
A STANDING ARMF eon Vim/Mt.—A 'Ails
p now pending Weil: , the Legialature Whion au
thorizes and directs the Governor to raise and
organize s military force of not less than ten
nor more than twenty thousand Men, to be cat
led “The Virginia State 'iluard,'r *MA are to
be organized like correeponditig corprii the
United Stites Army, and to be governed by the
same regulations' and articles's! Writ' The bill
empowers` the Cfoireriior to • firith .
the advice and :contient of the S'exitife,yaperson
of Imitable' military"experience Med qualifide-
Gone as Commeindant, with the title of Major
General, who shall have Charge of all the for
ces of the State While in &Otte service; The
officers are to enlist JO Serve 'a term Of years,
and, as enlisted, if *not previously 'competent,
aeo•te he “plaeed at & school of practice tote
' conducted under the 'orders of the Majer Gen
eral-in-Chief." ' "
nincininaoxs TO ITERCRALEM.—The Jerusalem
correspondent of the Mande aitya ' Although
the Holy Land enloye, for'the moment, a 'state
of unusual tranquility, there scents little pro
bability that 'Jerusalem' Will receive many pil
grims this year. The hadjis generally begin to
arrive just before Christmas, but up to the
preSent moment we see Very few pilgrims in
the solitary Streets and deserted sanctuaries of
Jerusalem. The Syrian massacres have spread
consternation to the very extremities of the
Turkish' provinces, and deter pilgrims from -vis
iting the Holy City.
ROBBERY OF THE . 'CINCINNATI POST-OFFICE.—
Facts were revealed yesterday, at the post-office
in this city, that went to show large pecula-
Lions, thus far amounting to four thousand
dollars. The robbery was committed by a young
man in the office, whose . name, at request, we
we suppress. He abstracted the money from
the letters, but win) the sufferers are, the heads
of the office refuse to say. The' guilty party
has fled the city, and all efforts to apprehend
him have been, up to this time, unavailing:—
He is still being pursued by the United States
Marshal.—Cineinead Enquirer, bth.
Tue INEDR/ATE ASYLVAI Of NuNf
see it stated that applications to the number of
4,310 have been made from every State in the
Union, and , from every county in Nevi York
State,.fOr admission as patients to that insti
tution. The asylum, which will accommodate
400 patients, will be ready for occupancy in
the fall. The funds of the institution have
been contributed by almost every town and
village in the . State, and the services of agents,
officers and trustees have 'been gratuitously
THE LOUISIANA STATE TREASURY.--FFOM the
report of Mr. Defreese, just submitted to the
Legislature, we take the following statement of
the condition of the Treasury and its operatioeis
during the last year : Balance in' the Treasury
on the Ist of January, 1860, $1,200,325.70;
receipts from sources to the 31St of Decem
ber, 1860, 2,369,588.14; paid out during the
same period, $2,238,185.63 ; balance in the
Treasury on the 31st of December, 1860,
SHARP DETECTIVES.-The Auburn Advertiser
has a well-related account of "Detectives Out
witted," in which it is alleged that well-known
detectives, in pursuit of Rann Haskins, the
escaped convict, actually gallanted, danced
with, feasted, and tucked snugly into a sleigh
and sent home, the very man they were in pur
suit of, who had attended a ball in one of the
towns near that city, in the disguise of a "mo
dest-appearing young lady." The names of
the outwitted detectives are not given.
PRESIDENT FELTON ON STEEL PENS.-At the
examination of the Framingham (Mass.) Nor
mal School on. Tuesday, President Felton
Spoke in strong terms of the serious effects of
steel pens, their tendency to injure or paralyze
the nerves of the arm. Sad proof of this in
fluence had, come under his own knowledge.
Ms predecessor, Dr. Walker, and at least six
of his , acquaintances had received permanent.
injury from the habitual use of steel pens.
EXPEDITION AGAINST THE INDIANS.-A
"grand army" of one thousand mounted id
unteer froutiennen is rendezvouSing in Ask
county; Tezae, • ' for an expedition of extermi-
nation against the hostile Winn tribes. 'They
intend'to , push•on to,the very headquarters of
the , enemy, and root•them eut'of the 'land 42.. f the
living; if possible:
DRIP SNOW 'AT TUN NORTIT:ThO !MOW
Northern Vermont is deeper than has 'been
known for ten years past; and Me' seriously'
deranged the mails, The train from Montreal,-
which left OA Tuesday morning °Mast week,.
reacheci ,Rouse's Point on Friday 'evening--
tour days for what is commonlra run of four
houia:Boston, Traveler. • - •• • • ~
The feeling of caste is'so strong in India that'
a soldiet liiig.irotindett llke battle 'field. had
leen known - to- die 'rather than' drink water'
offered hint by one of a lower'caste: ' A sick'
soldier in the hospital at Agra, suffered for two
hours rather than receive water from an En-
glisk lady.' Hie-words were, -"Though no man
• see• me drink, God will see it: " • • • •
To i DRYTIATED PHILOSOPTIER. •
0; Horace i 'had the love of Riman history
Been well impress'd on thee by sage pro
ITirould hint, methinks, 'mid' all thy present
That Tribunes always were great :cheeks to
Senators! —Batton' Post.
The total number of hands eniployed in the
English cotton factories in 1866 was 379,190;
the estimated number of persons indirectly
dependent on cotton manufactures is 1,000,000.
England obtained from other sourees thin the
United Stated 800,000 bales of cotton...
A man named James Willson has been arrested
at Horseheads ? on a charge of highway robbery,
committed near Virilliamsport. ' The prisoner
stqped a horse' and 'Cutter on the rosd, took
possession of thrim and "seeeded." '
AMERICAN SHIPS AT LIVERPOOL.-A letter
from a shipmaster at Liverpool, dated 10th ult.,
states : As regards outward business, there
is very little doing. There are 70 disengaged
American ships in port at present, and but
little inclination to charter American ships on
acoount of the state of affairs in the States, as
the underwriters are fearful of insuring their
cargoes, fearing civil war in our country and
losses by privateering."
Last w,eek John G. Reading, treasurer of the
"committee, of lumbermen appointed to sell such
of the logs that escaped from the Susquehanna
book last: sprit* as were 'bind . below the
Shamokin - dam,. paid to the;Tarties in this vi
ola* about sixty. one thousand dollara—money
obtained by sale of escaped logs.—Lycoming
The brutal punishment of tying up men by,
the wrists, , or thumbs, and leaving them itf . that
way for !fours together, "Itas lieen revived in the
military department of Texas, and has been
protected against by one Jobannec Oootus,—
Moistens p'Unislimentlike liood
men out of the army and'navy every day.
A WELL-KNOWN VIXEN ON, FASHIONABLE
PARTIES.—From my youth I've hated"parties."
I never Went to one that paid for the bora of
dressing. I like a cosy group of
. true friends,
in their easiest attitudes, oldest clothes and
most slip-shod thoughts,' with such fare as the
gods send. • • '
A JUVENILE BUT OPULENT MABQUIg.—The
Marquis of Bute is thirteen years old, and has
an income amounting, to' as much as $400,000
a year. As he is an orphan, his relations are
fighting about, their teap i etive claims to the
guardianship of the yoUng_heir.
The Macon Telegraph says t iftt, while a flood
of abuse is` poured lirion the South by the
Northern press, it is one of the moat significant
indications of the complete self-possession, and
calm and inflexible determination • of the Smith,
that not a word Of recrimination is sent back.
FATAL QuAnnie!. IM Vinancra.--James
Thayer and Charles Maccabee quarreled in a
lager beer saloon; in Norfolk, Va.; list Friday
night, when Thayer drew's pistol and fired at
11facsabee, the ball severing the jugular vein
and causing death in a row minutes.
UNPOPULARITY OP ALIRANDRIL Duncis.—
Alexander - Dumas does not seem to be treated
with very great respect in Italy.- The Turin
Gazetterecommended that be should be expelled,
and now the People's Olizetie him into
On the' 22 of January, at Vera Cruz, were
three vessels: of the British squadron, and they
were to be reinforced. It was understood that
a cterntind'iietild'he nude upon the customs, to
re= taburke - the' money stolen by 'Miranion's
party from the British Consulate,
BurglarS broke into W. 'Frank's dry-goods
store, at Pittsburg, Pa., on Tuesday night, and
after ransacking the whole stock over, •stole
0,000 worth of the choicest silks, embroide
A son was arrested at Chicago, on Monday,
at the instance of his old &other, for plunder
ing her of $4 20.
The English newspapers teem with melan
choly narratives, of death amongst the poor
from exposure to the cold. • .
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
XIIIIth CONGRESS-SECOND SESSION.
SaNATIL—The Vice . President announced tha
he had received the resolutions of the
crated State Convention of Ohio. '
Objection was made as to its reception on the
ground that it was' not specially a ddressed to
the Senate. • '
After some discussion the resolution was re
Mr: Crittenden (Ky.) presented the memo
rial of citizens of Kentucky in favor of the
Crittenden resolutions. •
motion of Mr. 13oteler, a ram
lution was' adopted requesting the President to
communicate to the House the , correspondence
batween our Government and that of Peru
since•lBs3 on the subject of the free navigation
of the Amazon and its tributaries.
Mr. Cox (Ohio) offered an amendment to the
Senati bill providing fo 'r ' the territorial goli
ernmeat of Colorado. It proposes to allow the
people to assemble and form for themselves an
orgiurio law and territorial government, to con
eist of a Legislative, Judicial and Executive de
partments, etc. It is substantially the Douglas'
amendment which was offered in the Senate.
It was :ordered to be printed.
Mr:Curtis (Iowa) from the
mittee, rePorted'a bill appropriating $1,150 to
pay and soldiers for •brasa instru
ments, clothing and furniture, lost by them in
the removal from• Fort Moultrie and Fort,Sump
Mr. Thomas (Mo.) objected to its considera
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.
The President has approved and signed the
twenty-five million loan bill which passed both
Houses, as originally reported with amend
ments, providing that the revenues from the
loan authorized, by the /let of June, 1860, or
so much as may be deemed necessary shall be
applicable to the redemption of the Treasury
notes, issued under the Act•of last December,
and for no other purpose. The Secretary of
the Treasury is authorized to exchange at par
the bonds of the United States for said Trea
sury notes at legal intereet, and shall not be
obliged to accept the • most favorable bids as
provided for, unless be shall consider them ad
vantageous to the United States, and any por-'
lion of said loan not taken under the first
advertisement; be again advertised according
to his discretion. . • •
Certain distinguished Virginians have tele
graphed to Gov. Pickens requesting him still
to forbear assaulting`Fort Sumpter. The Gov.
ernor has replied that be would take into re-
spectful consideration any suggestions from
them, but' could give no definite answer until
he should reeeive the. President'S eommunica
tion and ascertain the•groultds of-the latter's
refusal to surrender Fort Sumpter.
• The letter of Col: Bayne in rejoinder to the
Preeiderit'ereply thrduth tb© Stet-dory of War
was not;itittived'l4 . .the :President until after
the special, message , 'and' accompanying .docu
ntents'irers 'yesterday 'read". for transmission
to Congress. If the President has deemed it,
proper to answer the rejoinder, it, together with
the reply would hive been inoluded in the doc
uments, Col. lltiafreelierint left the city early
yesterday morning. His rejoindor was re
' turned . to 'him • through the mail addressed to
By reason of the receipt of the information
to-day; of •the setenro of New York ships at
togetherwith the recent action of
the Noir Orleans CUstom House, obatructing
the interior commerce,-
. and in effect levying :
tribute, andthe declaration of the Montgomery
I Congress - openingßouthern ports free to foreign
coniineroe, -Mr. John Cochrane. Will call nri, on
Monday, and preps to a the bill here
tofore introduced by him, providing, through
the execution of the Feeral 'Revenue' Laws,
for the protectiOn' of the olininiefaill interests
of the nation against the -flagitious attacks
upon them by .the seceding Stites. - '
The Southern Cengrese.
• . MONTGOMERY, 'Ala., Feb. 9.
The Congress last night unanimously'agreed
in secret 'session on the ConstitutiOn find the
creation-of a provisional Government. • •
A strong, and vigorous Government will• go
into' immediate operation with full powers and
ample funds. • ,
No proposition forcompromise or rooOnotrik•
tion will be entertained.
The Congress will remain in session'to make
all the necessary laws. . • •• • •
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9
Important from Savannah.
The State authoritiesSAVANNAH under di Feb. 9.
Gorernor Brown, seized five New York ves of
yesterday, as follows :
Brig W. it. Kibby.
Brig Golden Lead.
Bark D. Colden.
Sohr. Julia Hallock.
The ease of the bark Murray is said to h oe
[The above dispatch does not explain the
cause of the seizure, but it is presumed to b e
in retaliation for the seizure of arms on board
the steamer Monticello by the police of Ne w
Pardoned by the President.
PORTLAND, Pd . ,
capt. John A. Holmes, sentenced to th e
State Prison for life, for murder on the hi g h
seas, has been unconditionally o
the Pieeident. pardned p,
I , rom the Isropenceta, New York, July 28,1819.
GLFW.—Our advertising columns contain some tosti
monies to the value of a new article known as spu d _
ing's Prepared Gine,” useful to housekeepers formeedius
furniture. It is prepared Wi th chetah:MN by which hi,
kept in the proper condition for immediatem e , th,
chemicals evaporating as soon as it is applied, leering
the glue to harden; We can assure our readers that this
article has the excellent phrenological quality of "imp
For sale by 0. A. atweivenv, N0..2 Jones' Row
Mothers, read this.
The following is an extract from a letter written by
a pastor of the Baptist Church to the Journal au
Messenger, Cincinnati, -Ohio, and speaks volumes in
favor of that world-renOwned medicine—um w in
LOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP 701 CHILDII3O TlOllO/18ta
We : see an advertisement in your columns of
Winslow% Soothing Syrup. New we never said a word
is favor of .a patent medicine before.ln our life, but w e
feel compelled 40 ;my to- your readers, that this is no
hersbug —WE HAVII TRIED IT, ASP-SHOW iT 70 BB ALL tt
CLAIMS. It is, probably, one- of the most successful
medicines of the day, beamose it la one of the beet. s x ,d
those of your readers who have babies can't. do better
than to lay in a supply. . • sep294kwly
Wz call the attention of our readers to
an article advertised in another column, called BLOOD
FOOD. It is an entirely new discovery, and must not
be confounded with any of the amorous patent medi
cines of the day. It is row) FOR TEI BLOOD, already
prepared for absorption; pleasant to the taste and nate.
ral in action, and what one gains he retains. Let alt
those, then, who are suffering from poverty, impurity Or
deficiency of blood, and conseottentlynlth some chronic
disease or ailment, take of this DLoon Foon and be re
stored to health. We notice that our druggists have
received a supply of this article, and also of the world
renowned Dr. ZstonPalisrewriri CORDIAL, which every
mother should have. It contains no paregoric or opiate
of any kind whatever, and of course must be invaluable
for all infantile complaints; It will allay all pain, mid
soften the gums in process of teething, and at the same
time regulate the - bowels. Let all mothern and nurses
who have endured anxious days and sleepless nights;
procure a supply and be at once relieved.
.117 - Bee advertisement: . aul7-decw3ni
riELMBOLDT GENUINE PREPARATION Cures
eel, Bladder, Dropsy, /Kidney Affections.
_ _ _
UX1416914/1 (leonine Preparation for Neon gni
MOLD'S G P •=1 ho for coo of Power,
R Lome of Memory.
IDIELMBOLD 7 /3 °mine Pt/14414km tor bifficalty of
dreath ng General Wealineni.
Ma:MOLD'S Genuine Preparation for Weak Nem;
Horror Of Death, Trembling.
• Cold Irma, Dimness o t -oine Preparation for Night Sweats, ,
HILLKBOLD . I4 Efenuing , Preparation for Languor,
lIELMBOLD•S (}ermine Preparation for Pallid °mite ,
34 nano and Rraptiono.
fELMBOLD'S Genuine Preparation for Pains in the
Back, Headache, Sick Stomach.,
rig'See advertisement headed .
HELIUM'S EXTRACT EITURIT
in anotheroclumn. nol4.d&a3m
PURIFY YOUR BLOOD.—BRANDRETII'S
PILLS WARRAATID TO CORE FEVER AND Ans.—The
effect of purging with BRANDRETEPS PILLS is to re
. store the health, no matter from what cause it may be
Rafting, They take out all impurities from the eye•
tern; and they have the same power of expulsion over
miaow, poisonous vapor of decayed vegetables, or indeed
•any poisonous exhalations breathed by man whatever.
In feet, if the blood is indsoned, it is impure, and im
pure blood results in disease. . •
though innocent as bread, yet they are cape tie tor put
tying the blood and curing disease. So, they cure all
kinds of fevers, all asthnms„ catarrhs, cestiveness and
painful affections of every kind.
SiAdyprito *Oen% it N 0.294 Canal Oft New York,
and by all Druggists. Also, by GEC II BELL, corner
of Second and Chestnut streets, Harileturg, and by all
respectable dealers in-medicines de9-d&wlm
- - -
FOR SALE,—A very fine five-year-old
BAY MORGAN HORSE, medium size, perfectly
sound and gentle. Is a fast, free traveler, and in every
respect a desirable horse.
The owner, having no further use for him, will sell at
a bargain. Oan be seen At WILLIAM COLDER'S Livery
'Stable ronUrme, , &c., inquire of
feb9-Iwilit I. S. HAMMER, Brady House.
GOLD PENS ! :GOLD .PENS !
Which for elasticity and fine paints cannot be surpassed
PRICES TO EMT THE TIMES! COI and try them, at
SCHEFFER'S CHEAP BOCK-STORE,
feb9 18 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa,
VALENTINES ! . VALENTINES ! !
A large 'assortment of COMIC and SENTIMENTAL
VALENTINES of different styles and prices. For tale
at SOMMER'S BOOKSTORE,
feb9 18 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
The "CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK OF BIRD'S,"
Illustrated by W. Hamm. Price 75c. cloth.
The "CHILDREN'S PICTURE FABLE BOOK," Il
lustrated by HARRISON Want. Price 75c. cloth.
The "CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOR OF qtrApßv-
REDS, Illustrated by W. Ilenvar. Price no. cloth.
For sale at SCHEFFER'S BOOKSTORE,
feb9 No. 18 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
FOR SALE.—The BUILDING on the
corner of Walnut and Short etreete, used as a
COOPER SHOP. This building was originally built so
that it could be turned into Dwelling Houses. It con
sists of three separate frames placed together, each frame
being 25 by 20 feet, making the entire building, as it now
stands, 75 feet long and 20 feet wide. Will sell also an
EIGHT HORSE POWER ENGINE AND BOILER,
nearly new, and one of Drawback's Patent Stave Cutters,
and a Set of Saws for Jointing Staves. The above
property will be sold at a bargain, as we wish to clear
the ground on which the building stands. Enquire at
the Broker's Office of . fl. L. WOULLOOH,
feb9-dtf • - 126 Market Street:
The undersigned bee opened hie LUMBER 07110.71,
Corner, of TAird Street and Blaeltherr* Alley; set err 2,
Hotel.. : • , •
ALSO—Two Boom, with folding door; TO LET—
suitable for a Lowyeeo Oi loW: Possession immediately.
ALSO—A number o;ie F 1 RA for sale.
W. F. MURRAY
ALT3O-4r OR SES AND CA:RICII.GEStohire
at the sat/WO/flee.
AA PPLK WHISKY! ---.lftRE JERSEY Ar.
i—lnaitore kir sale b
JOHNIHS arl. RISQ UE,
HE BIBLE ON DIVORCE.—The
lowing , words are from Mark s. v. ik 121
"What, therefore, Gotham joined together let not man
put man er."
"Whosoever shall, put away hie wife and marry another
coramittetili adultery. And if a woman alkali put. Amoy
her husband and many pin she committeth adultery .w
Legislators : and others, the above is the edict of the
12 12" 244) ifawsiver t from width there is do appeal,—
"What, therefore, God has joined together let no maa
put asunder." Janl2-dtf
11.11ANBERRIES--A very Superior lot
at setae.) WM. DOCK, /a. & CO
VOR the genuine ENGLISH MUSTARD
g c to KEL/XIVB DRUG STOBV.
'RANK A. MURRAY