Daily patriot and union. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1858-1868, February 16, 1861, Image 1
RATES OF ADVERTISING. Fear lines or less constitute half a square. Ten lines er more than four, constitute a square. 1 itafeg.,oneday- -- 51.25 Osse s., one day,-.40.60 " one weet. —. 1.00 " else Week.— 1.2 e cc ono month- . 2.00 " ono month. -. 8.00 cc three wombs. 3.00 " three months. 5.00 41. slyjnonths. 4.00 " eissnonthe._ 8.00 it . on o yew__ 6.00 " 0118 .1111Tmi.... 19.40 fEr Business neticee inserted in the L004.1. , 001.11911, 01 , Sisters marriages and deaths, PITY OBNTS PIM LINZ fa' each inser ti on, I !, merc hantsand others sAvertiaing - bytheyear htery- Tbe ilte, se nura will be offered. . fr berofinsertione must he designated on the trestileuien t. f p,. m„ rr iages and Deaths will be inserted st thcsanne ease regales advertisements. . . Books, Matiotterp, SCHOOL BOOKS.—School Directors ; Teachers Parents, Scholars, and others in want of Schoollkaks, ' S c hool Stationery, dati., will finda complete s seortepent at B. M . POLLOCK & SOWS BOOK STORE, Starke% Square, Harrisburg, comprising in part the follow- U lan 11111.—NeGuffey's, Parker's, Cobb's, Angell's SPELLING BOONS.--McGulfers, Cobb's, Webster's, Town's,Byerles. Combres. ENGLISH GRAMMA RFl,Pullien's, Smith's, Wood lienteitke, Tuthill's, Hart's, WeßO_ STOBINS.--Grizoshaw's, Davenport's Frost's, Wil son's, Willard's, Goodrich's, Pinnock's, doldsmith's and (nark's. • AILITIIKETICIEL—GmenIearfi, Stoddard's, Nmersonls i Pike's, Bose's, Colbant's, Smith and Duke's, Davie's. judißßßAB,_—ereenleaf's, Davie's, Dars, Bay's, 's. BrlidiVTlONAßYS.—Walker's School, Cobb's, Walker, Worcester's Comprehensive, Worcester's Primary, Web ster's Primary, Webster's ugh liotroMl, Webster ' s Quarto, Acadenue. NATURAL PRILOSOPHIRS.—Cionistoek T s, Parker's, Rein's. The above with a great variety of others can at goy time to found at my store. Also, a complete assort ment of School Stationery, embritelng in the win le a com plete outfit for school purposes. Any book not in the store. procured one days notice. fp" Country Merchants supplied at wholesale rates. ALNANACA.--lobn Baer and Son's Almanac for sale ai B. M. POLLOCK de SOWS BOON STUN, garrisbnrc. Kr Wholesale and Retail. myl JUST RECEIVED AT SCREFFER'S BOOKSTORE, ADAMANTINE SL.,ITES ON 'AUTO= SIZES ANB PENES, Which, for beauty and nee, cannot be excelled, • ' REMEMBER THE rams, IT.c.FTEFFE'R'S .13001ISTOR.E, NO. 1 MARKET STREET. mart NEW BOOKS! JUT ItBOEIVRD "SEAL AND SAY," by the author of "Wide, Wide World," ‘‘ Dollars and Cents," &o. "HISTORY OR ALETTIODISM,"byA. Stevens, LL.D. for gale at 80-IlEfirar BOOKSTORE, ap p No. 18 Mark," at. JUST RECEIVED, A LARGE AND-BiIIaNDID ASSORTMENT Olt RICHLY GILT AND ORNAMENTAL WINDOW CURTAINS, PAPER BLINDS, Of various Designs and Colors, for S cents, TISSUE PAPER AND CUT FLY PAPER, At inty24) . SCHEFFER'S BOOKSTORE. WALL PAPER ! WALL PAPER I 1 suet received, oar Spring Stock of WALL PAPER, BORDERS, NMI SCREENS, &c., &e. Itis the largest and best selected assortment inthe city, ranging in price from six (6) Onto np to one dollar and aquarter ($1.25.) As we purchase very low for cash, we are prepared to sell at as low rates, if not lower, than can be had else where. If purchasers will call and examine, we feel confident that we can please them in respect to price sad quality, B. Id POLLOCK 4c SON, spa Below Zones' Mouse, Market livare. LETTER, CAP, .NOTE PAPERS, Pens, Holders, Pencils, Envelopes, Sealing Wax, of the bast quality, lit iqw prices ? direct from the manu factories, at mar3o WHETTER'S CHEAP BOOKSTORE TAW BOOKS I LAW BOOKS ! I-A JJ general assortment of LAW BOOKS, all tho State Reports and Standard Elementary Worka, with many of the old English Reports, scarce and rare, together with a large assortment of second-hand Law Books, at very /ow prices, at the one price _Bookstore of M. M. POLLINIK & BON ) mpg Market Square, Harriaburg. ,/,'Uisallaiteono. AN ARRIVAL OF NEW GOODS APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON! SILL LINEN PAPER PANS! BANG!! FANS!!! ANOTHER AND SYLBEDIS LOT OP SPLICED FISHING RODS! Trout Plies, Gut and Hair Snoods, Grass Lines, Silk and Flair Plaited Lines, and a general assortment of R/lIILING TACKLE! A GREAT VARIETY Or WALKING CANES! Willa we will sell as gimp OH the cheapest! ver Sil Head Load Sword kory Fancy Canes! Canes ed ! Canes! Ca ns! Canes! KZ L. LE WS DRUG AND FANCY STORE, so. Al minium messy, South aide, one door east of Fourth street je9. B J. HARRIS, WORKER IN TIN, SHEET IRON, AND METALLIC ROOFING}, ! Second Street, below Ateeinut, HARR MSC' 80, '4, Is papered to fill orders for any article in his branch of business and if not on hand, he will make to order on short notice. METALLIC ROOFING - , of Tin or Galvanized Iron, eonstantly on bawl. Also, Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware, Spouting, are. He hopes, by strict attention to the wants of his auto. mere, to merit and receive a generous share of public pat. pump. flvery presidia etrietly fulfilled. B. I. HARM, jon7-41y] Second Street, below Chestnut. F " 11 FISH!!! MACKEREL, (Nos. 1, 2 and 3.) SALMON, (very superior.) WAD, (Mess and very fuse.) HERRING, (extra large.) COD FISH. SMOKED HERMNG - , (82.tte. Dishy.) SCOTCH HERRING. SARDINES AND ANCHOVIES. Of the above we have Mackerel in whole, half, quarter $Dd eighth Ws. Herring in whole and half We. The entire let new—inasOf Peen sue runtasni2, and will sell them at the lowest market rates. sepl4 oIIit.MPAGNE WINESI DUO DE MONTEBELLO, HEIDSIECK & CO. CHARLES HEIbSIECK, GIEMER & CO., ANCHOR--BILLEBT MOVSSEUX, SPARKLING MUSCATEL, MUMM & YERZENAT, CABINET. In store and for sale by JOHN H. ZIEGLER, 73 Market street, deZI HICKORY WOOD 1-A SUPERIOR LOT just received, and for sale in quantities to suit pur chasers, by JAMES M. WHEELER. Also, OAK AND PINE constantly on hand at the lowest prices. dce6 FAMILY BIBLES, from I.s to $lO, 'strong and handsomely bound, printed on good paper, with elegant clear new typo, sold at mobil SOLIEFF REVS Cheap Book-t-me. ANBERRIES 1 I-A SPLENDID LOT (1R •-; just received by oetlo FOR a superior and cheap TABILE or SALAD OIL go to KELLER'S DRUG STORE. TEE Fruit GTQWerS 1 WARRING and retaU at Handbook—by nieUl 801111FIPERIS Bookstore. SPERM CANDLES. —A large supply wJ jwit remised by vieple WM. COOS, 75., do CO. VELLER'S DRUG STORE is the place ja i to had the bast entertmont of Porte Monnaioe. WM. DOCK, Ja., & CO ' ------:---- .7.4 . 1 :1;• . -- . 7 . !-- - ----:,, 7 - ' . .1 : 17 , 1 ) 1 ,, 1 i - 7 7n1 ; , 1 L :: : ' , ' 1 r :.,• , ; - ' 7' .-=: , 7----i:::-27 ,.-; - ;t . ' ,5 : , • AP :... . _.. ..... I - . - • • 1 airtot ,_,.___,._ 1 •7;v4••-` •-•,"•;swo _ -- -_,:-..,•••:;.*%------.•,„ .3•"'"' • -. --'.rz-7-,:..,=. -. • .• . -77-....7-....,..10, I. : 1 :Hi g , .. ... ~. . . . . . . ~ . . ... VOL. 3. . dual. T o THE PUBLIC! JOHN TILL'S - COAL Y A IL D, SOUTU SECOND STREET, BELOW PRATT'S ROLLING MILL, . HARRISBURG, PA., Where he has constantly on hand MIENS VALLEY BROKEN, EGG, STOVE AND NUT COAL. WILKESBARRE STEAMBOAT, BROKEN, STOVE AND NUT COAL, ALL OF THE BEST QUALITY. It will be delivered to consumers clean, and full weight warranted. Ur CONSUMERS (JIVE ME A CALL FOR YOUR WINTER SUPPLY. 11:7" Orders left at my house, in Walnut street, near Fifth; or at Brubskei's, North street; J. L. Speel's, Market Square; Wm. Bostick's, corner of &wand and South streets, and John Lingle's, Second and Mulberry streets, will receive prompt attention. jy3.3.4idm JOHN TILL. COAL! 0:0ALII ONLY YARD IN TOWN_THAT DELIVERS COAL BY TSB - PATENT WEIGH CA.RTSI NOW IS THE rzzius Tor every family to get in their supply of Coal for the winter—weighed at their door by the Patent Weigh. Carts. The swamp of these Carts no one disputes, and they never get out 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, co•n:;;;', 4 ng of B. M. C 0,13 LYIEBNI3 VALLEY COAI , all sizes. !AMENS VALLEY do at a a WILKE/MABEE do. • I ' BITUMINOUS BROAD TOP do. All Coal of the best quality mined, and delivered free from all impurities, at the lowest rates, - by the boat or eer load, Ilea% half or third of tons, and by the bushel. JAMES M. WIINELEIt. Harrisburg, September 24, 1860.—5ep25 P T 0 W NI PATENT WEIGH CARTS. For the convenience of my numerous up town custom ers, I have established, in connection wtthmy old yard, a Branah Coal Yard opposite North street, in a line with the Pennsylvania canal, having the office formerly neat pied by Mr. R. Harris, where consumers of Coal in that vicinity and Verbeketown can receive their Coal by the PATENT WEIGH CARTS, WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE FOR HAULING, And in any quantity they may desire, as low as can be purchased anyu Ave. FIVE THOUSAND TONS COAL ON HAND, Of LYKENS VALLEY and WILHESBARRE, all sizes. 11:7" Witting to maintain fair prices, but unwilling to be undhrsold by any parties, icr All Coal forked up and delivered Olean and free from all impniitiee, and_the icest article mined- ---,- Orders received at either Yard will be promptly filled, rid all Coal delivered by the Patent Weigh Carts. . Coal sold by Beaty Oaf lead, single, half or third of tons, and by the bushel. JAMES M. WHEELER. Harrisburg, October 13, 1860.—0ct15 T YKENS VALLEY NUT COAL- For Sale AT TWO DOLLARS PER TON. 1.17" All Coal dolivered by PATENT WEIG.H . CAR TS JAMES M. WHEELER Coaldelivered from both yards. nol7 1t ical. HELMBOLD'S 1-10ELMBOLIPS HELMBOLD'S HELMBOLD'S HELMBOLD'S HELMBOLD'S HELMBOLD'S HELMBOLD'S HELMBOLD'S liNLIViItOLTYS HELMBOLD'S HELMBOLD'S HEIL,Mi3OLD 9 S ItELMBOLDIs Extract Bnchn, Extract Buda:, Extract Bache, Extract Rachn, Extract Ilactin, Extract Rueter, Extract Bacilli, Extract Bach% Extract Daehtt i Extract Raclin, Extract Duct=, Extract Roam, Extract Busies; Extract Backe - FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DIARDERS. FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS. 105 SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS. FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS. FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS, FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS. FOR SECRET AND DELICATE DISORDERS. A Positive and Specific Remedy. A Pealtive and Specific Remedy. A Positive and Specific Remedy. A Positive and Specific Remedy. A Positive and Specific Remedy. A Positive and Specific Rein'edy. A PcaltiVe and Specific Remedy. FOE DISEASES OP THE BLADDER, GRAVEL, KIDNEYS, DROPSY, BLADDER, GRAVEL, KIDNEYS, DROPSY, BLADDER, GRAVEL, KIDNEYS, DROPSY, BLADDER, QR4VEL, KIDNEYS, DROPSY, BLADDER, GRA VEL, KIDNEYS, DROPSY, BLADDER, GRAVEL, KIDNEYS, DROPSY' BLADDER, GRAVEL, KIDNEYS, DROPSY, ORGANIC WEAKNESS, ORGANIC WE AKNESS, ORGANIC WEAKNESS, ORGANIC WEAKNESS, ORGANIC WEAKNESS, ORGANIC WEAKNESS, • And 44 Diseases of Scalene Organs, And all Diseases of Sexual Organs, And all Diseases of Sexual Organs, And all Diseases of Sexual Organs, And all Diseases of Sexual Organs, And all Diseases of Sexual Organs, ARISING FROM Excesses, Exposures, and Impradenctes in Life. Excesses, Exposures, and Imprudencies in Life. Excesses, Exposures, and Imprudencies in Life. Excesses, Exposures, and Imprudencies in Life. Excesses, Exposures, bud Imprudencies in Life. Excesses, Exposures, and Imprudencies in Life. From whatever eitleeoriginatiog, - and whether existing in BULB OE FEMALE Females, take no more Pills They are of no avail for Complakto incident to the Bea. Use =TRACT 81701117. FialmboliPs Extract Machu is a Medicine which is per fectly pleasant in its TASTE AND ODOR, But immediate in its action, giving Stealth and Vigor to the Frame, Bloom to the Pallid Cheek, told restoring the patient to a perfect state of HEALTH AND PURITY. lielmbo Extract Bruhn M prapared according to rhatTe.b.C.,7 andphemiatstondja preoerilx4aoa used py TAE MOST RMMENTPHYSICIANS, Delay no longer. Procure the remedy at once Price $1 per bottle, or six for $5. Depot 1.04 South Tenth street, Philadelphia. weeen.,— BEWARE OF UNPRINCIPLED DEALERiI Trying to palm off their own or other artiolea of B1701:113 on the reputation attained by RELMIIOLD'S .EXTRACT BUCIII7, The Original and only Genuine. We denim to run on the MERIT OP OUR ARTICLE ! Thaws is worthless —is sold at much lees rates and corn missiona, consequently paying a mach better profit. WS DEFY 0011PSTITION: Ask for HELMBOLIVE EXTRACT BUCHII. Take no other. Bold by JOHN WYETH, Druggist, corner of Market and Second otreets, rfarrisborg, AND ALL DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE. nol4 dkw3m. E XTRACTS! EXTRACTS! WOODSWORTH & BITNNEL , B SUPERIOR FLAVORING EXTRACTS or SITTER ALMOND, NECTARINE, PINE APPLE, ETRAWRERY, ROBE LEMON AID VANILLA, .Tuat, received and for ode by ion WM. DOCK, Ja., & HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1861. C4t Vatriot (ibion SATURDAY MORNING, FEB. 16,1861. THE NATIONAL CRISIS. WHAT.ARE WE COMING TO From the Journal of Commerce The telegraph informs us that six °Pour sister States have not only withdrawn from the Union, but founded a 'new confederated gov ernment—that, without any of the throes usu ally attending the parturtition of empitos, 11• nation has been born I A nation in.ainor ; and over whose infant head are, extended the shields of nine States more ! Six States have left us 1 A thousand =flee of our sea coast gone!.One hundred and fifty' millions of annual exports lost to the Union ;- and our means of paying 'for imports dimin-; ished one half I One half of our foreign trade and commerce gone forever I—for the loss of one half of our means of payment, necessarily includes this. And, darkly looming in the. future of the nett Bitty days, is the almost.: certain withdrawal of the other nine slave States, unless such concessions shall be made to them as they require. The United - States are now in debt to the amount of about sixty-five millions of dollars,. independent of a floating debt of balances, now due, to an amount exceeding all the money in the treasury ; all of which has been created during a period of peace, and while the country has enjoyed unexampled prosperity. In &Mi. lion to that a loan of twenty-five million is now authorized ; and the passage of the Pacific railroad bill will create an obligation against the Government to the amount of one hundred millions more. The estimates for the coming year exceed- seventy millions, and the expen- . ditures will dciubtless amount AG eighty mil lions, even if we have peace . ; and, in case we shall be so insane as to make war upon the' South, much more than that. And what are our resources ? No revenue will be derived from sales of public lands—the Homestead bill will prevent that. Nothing will be left, then, but the duties upon imports. Those imports, even if there is no change in Tariff, must be greatly reduced in amount, and still more , if the proposed bill now before Cori gross shall be pasded. In neither ease can the revenue from customs exceed fifty millions of dollars; and it is quite probable it will not' reach forty. This will leave a deficiency of from twenty to forty millions of dollars—and that, too, upon the supposition that we are to remain at peace with all the world ; that no steps are to be taken to coerce the Southern seceding States into submission; and that no more Southern States shall withdraw from their Union with the North. Still, supposing that peace is to be main tained, and that the present position of all the States is to be continued, bow is that deficiency to be made good in future years ? Will the people submit to direct taxation to supply it ? Unless they do new loans must be made to meet it; and those loans will grow larger from year in year: We' have -no - other.---e-eali --aft,-4.-zie - ututticE - bir - fire - reitSid; un der any circumstances, without hazarding the trade of the North Western States, and ever our Union with them. Per, it is doubtless the purpose, as it certainly is the true policy, of the Southern Confederation, to open their ports to imports for all nations, free of duties, and to support their government by duties upon ex ports, to be paid by the consumers of their cotton, rice, tobacco and naval stores. This will enable the merchants and importers who will establish themselves there for that purpose, to -furnish the North-West with goods, both such as are manufactured in the Eastern States, and as are now imported, at efich wiles, when compared with their purchases in North-East ern cities, as will render it necessary for the North=Western States to insist upon free trade in imports, or, failing in that, to withdraw from the Northern Union. Certainly there can be no expectation that the North-West will consent to an increase of duties in the case supposed. They already pay for the support of a general government some twenty millions of dollars annually ; and in profits upon duties and in the enhanced cost of Eastern titan factures which are protected by the tariff, at least twenty millions more. Not only, there for% cannot the deficiency be made up b). an increase of duties on imports, but no prulent banker can fail to see that it is by no mians certain that the present or any tariff of deties upon imports can be sustained. What next? Can the deficiency be supplied from direct taxation ? It is absurd to suppose it. It would increase the taxes of our people at least four fold. Where, then, shall ws turn for means to meet the deficiency, even in peace, and under the most favorable circumstaices ? We have no other resource. But., more than this. Let us suppost that the significant questions put by Mr. Lhcoln at Indianapolis, recently, may be takes as a declaration of the intention of the goverment of which he is to be the head, "to hold did re take its own forts and other property, and , collect the duties on foreign importations ;"—or, other words, that it is to be taken as a declaration of war, not only against the seceding Stais, but all the others who have, by legislative'mact ments, solemnly expressed their determuation to resist, by force of arms, any attempt it coer cion:—bow will the account stand Oen ? What will be the expenditures of the remain ing States, in a war in which eight aillions will be united as one Inn; against aiiivided North ? The first attempt on the part of the i*oming Administration to enforce the collectia of du ties, or to retake the forte of which thipeople of the South have obtained the pod:mien, will be followed by the immediate wittdrawal of all the slaveholding States from tht'North ern Union, and their conneetion Iftlt the Southern Confederacy. Two hundredmillions of annual exports will by that movMent, be lost to the North, and, with them tl¢ means of paying for more than two-thirds c; our im ports. The privateers of the Southitoo, will 1 swarm in every sea. Where will our im ports, then; and what the amount duties ? And what will be the annual expo itures of the Northern Union in such a war? I NORTHERN WRONGS AND SOUTHER WRONGS CONTRASTED. From the N. Y. Journal of Commie°. 1 During the recent Presidential(' test, there was a great deal of elimination an ecrimina tion between the two sections of ou en united and common country. Each clai that the other had done it, was doing it, an as going to do it great wrong. During th Contest, I would meet now and then with a publican, brimfull of wrath at the outrages o milted by the South against the North, at evidently bent upon redressing some great ngs which he seemed fully convinced that t South had done the North. And I would e to him— "My friend, when you say the No has been wronged by the South, what do yp mean by 'the North R' Don't you mean theleopie of the North?" “Certainly," he would rily. "Well, then," said L "you ate One of the ople of the North. Now tell me what wro you have Buffered at the hands of the Sou Has the South interfered in any way with your domes tic peace, tranquility or happiness? Has the South done anything to impair the security of your life or the lives of your wives and fam ilies Has the South done anything to dimin ish the value of your property 4 Has not the South, on the contrary, contributed in a great degree to its steady increase in value ?" • "I have not any individual wrongs, perhaps, to complain of," my Republican friend would be obliged to confess; and yet he would hold as firmly as ever to the vague idea he had so long fostered, that the Smith had ElOweliow or other outrageously wronged the North, and that the wrongs must be avenged. And from this Re publican I would pass on to another, and an 6theitosith Substantially the mane little dialogue lhave given above. Every one was, very in dignant at the thought of the "great wrongs" done to the North by the South;. and yet, not one of them , but was obliged to confess that so far as he was concerned, he did not 'know that he could allege any particular wrongs that affected him, directly and individually; while the very digging for them was sure to bring up to view some . direct and individual • benefit derived from our Union with the South: "How strange is this!" I would think to myself: The North is abominably wronged by- the South, and this same "North" is made up of individuals, not one of whom has been - WrOnged at all by the South, and most of whom must own that they have been decidedly bene fitted by its immense contributions to the ma teral wealth and prosperity of the North ! Republican reader, I address you, as a com ponent part of the North. Pli3atie answer as an individual, wherein had the South wronged you when you gave your vote against her last November? But let us now turn to the South, and put .the same questions to Southern men. "How, sir, has the North wronged you? Has the North interfered in any way with your domestic peace, 'tranquility or ,happiness ?' And- he answers, truthfully, "It has." Has the North . done ,anything to impair the security of your life or the lives of your wives and families? And he answers, truthfully, "It has ; much, very much." Has the North done anything to diminish the value of your proyerty ? And he answers, truthfully, "The North encourages those who rob us of our property. Some of mine has been stolen, and the North will not give it back; and by iee acts of bad faith it has materially diminished the value of what 'remains to me. When the Southern man speaks of the wrongs done the. South by the North, he is ready to put his finger upon the direct wrongs the North has done him; as an individual. When the Northern sectionalist speaks of the wronge of the South against the North, he speaks in general terms about what he seems to know -nothing personally and practically. In the former ease, the "wrongs" complained of are real ; in the latter, they are chiefly if not en tirely ficticious, and invented by politicians to subserve their purpose of sectional agitation, and to set the North against the South. And the North, thus goaded on by a sense of sup posed wrongs having no real existence, has been led on to give its endorsement to such an extreme and aggressive sectionalism as by its - Wriptis - 17reCW"fratiriciy. stireeiitsiblay destroyed the happy union between the two sections. What need was there of raising sec- Uvula issues at Chicago—most dangerous sectional issues, and making the. Presidential contest (what it never was before) a purely sec tional contest,—a fight between the North and the South? What need was there for this?— None whatever. The thing was done by selfish scheming politicians, for mere party ends, and was a wicked and most heinous deed. Out of it flow all our present troubles. THE PEACE CONFERENCE The telegraph has announced that the com mittee of one from each State, appointed by the Peace Conference to report a plan of ad justment of our unfortunate national troubles, had, after a protracted session, lasting up nearly to 12 o'clock on Wednesday night, adopted, by a decisive vote, the main features of the plan introduced by the Hon. James Guthrie, of Kentucky. This plan enbraces the principal features of the Crittenden resolutions. It has, however, been amended in some particulars by the com mittee, and requires a vote of three-fourths of all the Senators for the future acquisition of territory. Whether the report of the commit tee will be adopted by the conference, and, if adopted by them, whether it can receive the sanction of both branches of Congress, are questions yet to be determined. The following is the plan as originally sub mitted by Mr. Guthrie: Art. 1. That all Territory of the United States shall be divided by a line from east to west, on the parallel of 36 degrees 30 minutes north latitude ; and in all Territory north of that line involuntary servitude,_ except in punishment of crime, is prohibited whilst it shall belong to the United States or be under a Territorial Government; and in all territory south of said line involuntary servitude is recognized, as it exists in the Southern States of the Union. whilst such Territory shall belong to the United States or be under a Territorial Government; and neither Congress nor the Territorial Gov ernment shall have power to hinder or prevent emigrants to said Territory from taking with them persons held to labor or involuntary service, according to the laws and usages of the State from which such persons may be taken, nor to impair the right arising out of said re lations, and be subject to judicial cognizance; the United States courts of said Territory shall have jurisdiction thereof, and those rights shall be pi otected by the courts and all the de partments of the Territorial Government, under or according to the laws of the State from which the person bound to such service may have been taken; and when any Territory north or south of said line, within such boundary as Congress may prescribe, shall contain a popu lation required for a member of Congress, according to the then federal ratio of represen tation of the people of the United States, it may, if its form of Government be Republican, be admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, with or without invol untary servitude or labor, as the Constitution of such new State may provide. Art. 2. That no Territory shall hereafter be acquired by the United States without the con currence of a majority of the Senators of the States north of Mason and Dixon's line, and also a majority of the Senators south , of said line ; but no treaty by which Territory shall be acquired shall be ratified without the two thirds vote of the Senators, as required by the Constitution. Art, 3. That the Constitution, and no amend ment thereof, shall be construed to give Con gress power to regulate, abolish or control, within any State or Territory of the United States, the relation established or recognized by the laws thereof touching persona bound to labor or involuntary service therein, nor to in terfere with or abolish involuntary service in - the District of Columbia without the consent of Maryland and Virginia and the owners, or without making the owners who do not consent, previously., full compensation ; nor the power to interfere with or abolish involuntary service in places' under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States within those States and Ter ritories where the same is established or Teem nized ; nor the power to prohibit the removal, or transportation of persons held to labor or involuntary service in any State or Territory of the United States, to any other State or Territory thereof, where it is established or recognized; nor to authorize a specific tax or any higher rate of taxes on persons bound to labor, than on land in proportion to value ; nor to'authcirize any of the African race or their `deseendants to become citizens, or to exercise the right of suffrage in the choice , of federal officers. Art. 4. That hereafter the paragraph of the fourth article of the constitution shall not be construed to prevent any of the States, by ap propriate legislation, and through the action of their judicial and ministerial officers, from en forcing the delivery of fugitives from labor from any other Stateor Territory of the - United States to the person to whom such service or labor is due. Art. 5 The emigration or importation of the African race into any State or any Territory of the United States, whether for residence or involuntary service, is forever prohibited, and Congress shall have the power by appropriate legislation to enforce the previgiene of this article. Art. 6. That the first, second, third and fifth articles of these amendments, and the third paragraph of the mond notion of the first article of the Constitution, and the third para graph of the fourth article thereof, shall not be amended or abolished without the consent of all the States. LINCOLN AND HIS WAYSIDE unman. From the reports of Mr. Lincoln's wayside speeches, which reach us per telegraph, we begin to wonder, with little prospect of relief, what manner of man he is. It is not possible to realize ouch a man as the President elect of .a great nation ; and much-less the executive to, whose hands is about to be confided that great nation in the very throes of dissolution. He approaches the capital of the country more in the character of a harlequin, dealing with the great issues which agitate and agonize the minds of thoughtful and rational men as if they were only the absurdities of a pantomime Which would all be ' to rights" by a touch of his magic wand. There is that about his speechification which, if it were not for the gravity , of the occasion, would be ludicrous to the destruction of buttons. Indeed, we heard his Columbus speech read yesterday amidst ir resistible bursts of laughter. And it was sug gested, in the language of Dr. Holmes, that Mr. Lincoln is a man who never ought to be as funny as he can. We begin to realize his qualifications as a bar-room " Phunny-Phellow." "Imagine this President elect with his face at half-mask, going through the harlequinade of the occasion, and telling the people of Colum bus that there " has fallen upon him a task such as did not rest upon the Father of his COuntry," and iu the next breath lightly as serting that "it is a good thing there is no more than anxiety, for there is nothing going wrong." t 1 --Lat-,- of the sentiment is only equalled by its apparent wilful self-stultification. Again he says : "It is a consoling circum stance that when we look out there is nothing that really hurts anyboby. We entertain dif. ferent views upon political questions, but nobody is su f fering anything 1" We have always imagined the anecdote of the old fishwoman skinning eels was a table, and that professional apathy could never have attained to the belief that it didn't hurt them because they were need to it. But the thing now wears quite a respectable air of proba bility. Surely the telegraph must have been playing sad pranks with the oratory of the President elect.—Baltimore Sun, IMPORTANT FROM FORT PICKENS-THREAT ENED ATTACK BY TWELVE HUNDRED MEN. Lieut. Gilman, 934 of the officers in com mand of Fort Pickens, arrived at Washington on Wednesday evening with dispatches from Lieut. Slemmer and the commander of vessels off Pensacola to the government. He left Pen sacola on Saturday evening, having received a passport from Major Chase, who is in command of the Florida troops. He says the following vessels are off the harbor The Brooklyn, Sit. bine, St. Louis, Macedonian and the Wyan dotte. The Brooklyn did not land her sup plies for Fort Pickens, Lieut. Slemmer having notified them that he had ample supplies for three months. There are twelve hundred troops at Pensacola, and they are threatening every .hour to make an attack on Fort Pickens, It is all that Maj. Chase and others in command can do to restrain then), Lieut. Gilman says he would not be surptieed if an attack was made at any moment, and it is very probable, owing to the limited number in the fort, that they would take it before the Brooklyn could throw her troops into the fort, If they take it at all, he says, they can take it in thirty or forty minutes ; but there will be fearful loss of life even at that. The health of the officers and men on board of the vessels is good. Lieuts. Gilman and Slemmer are the only officers who are now in command of Fort Pickens. THE VIRGINIA STATE CONVENTION This important body, which assembled at Richmond on Wednesday, was called to order by It. E. Scott, Esq., of Fauquier, who nomi nated James 11. Cos, Esq., of Chesterfield, for temporary chairman. Mr. Cox, on taking the chair, reminded the convention that they held in their hands the destinies of this great nation; upon their action, he belived, depended the salvation of the republic. Of the 152 members of which the convention is composed, about 130 were found to be pre sent. Ex-President Tyler and Es-Gov. Wise were not present, the former being detained in Washington, and the latter at home on account of sickness in his family. It is stated that a finer looking body of men have never assem bled in Virginia. It contains many of the brightest intellects in the State —men who have occupied prominent positions and filled im portant posts in both the State and national councils. There are, comparatively, but few , young men in the convention, the people ' gen erally having selected experience with ability. John Janney, Esq., of Loudoun, an old-lino Whig, was elected permanent president over V. W. Southall, Esq., of Albemarle, by.lo majority, and John L. Eubank, of Richmond city, per manent secretary. The Richmond Whig says that Mr. Janney is distinguished for his ability and conservatism, " but at the same time ready to insist upon our equal rights in the Union at all hazaras and to the last extremity." Mr. Janney, in his speech on taking the chair, after referring to the circumstances under which the national Constitution was ratified seventy-three years ago, said: "The responsibility resting upon us is tremen dous. It cannot be that a Government thus founded can now be permitted to fail without reproach to the wisdom of its founders, as well as our • own patriotism and intelligence. The old flag of the Union which has triumphantly waved for nearly a century, in battle and in PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING, SUNDAYS IMOZPTED, 13. Y 0- BARRETT & QO Tit pArLY PATRIOT AND ti'DTIoN will be served tom b 110ribenrelliding in the Borough tor six °RIM PBR W=EN $0 the Carrier. Mail cabseribera, soya DOL LARK FIR •AAUP. Tux WESZLIC will be published as heretofore, semi weekly during the cession of the Legielature, and once 4 week the remainder of the year, for two dollars in *d unce, or chrct dollars at the expirationof the year. Connected with this eatablidliment is 64 Eatetidlfil JOB OFFIOB, containing a variety of plain and tiny type, unequalled by any estsblishment in the interior of the State ; for which the patronage of The public 10 so licited. NO. 142. peace, now floats above this capitol with one star which represents this ancient Common wealth. God grant that it may remain there forever. But I know I speak the sentiment of every member of this body, when I say that it must remain with its original lustre, undimmed and untarnished. (Applause.) "We shall demand full and equal rights with New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and noth ing more. We would scorn to ask more than would be conceded to the little States of. Dela ware and Rhode Island. Rhode Island! . God bless her ! A little State, but with a heart big enough for all. She was the first to repeal her personal liberty laws, and it is hoped that the others will follow her example. "I repeat that the responsibility resting upon this body is awful. I consented to be a candi date for a seat here with fear and trembling.— The people will revise our action, and I trust that our measures will be broug ht to such $ conclusion as that some of our sisters of the South, who, from what they believe to be just causes, have wandered from their orbit, may be brought back to this their old sister. I hope that even Massachusetts will remember the land whence Washington came to struggle for her liberties, and, awakened by our example, expunge from her statute book that which her wisest and best men say is a disgrace to it." THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY AWAITING MR: LINCOLN'S COURSE—OPPOSITION TO THE NEW CONSTITIFTION4 A correspondent of the Savannah News, - whe is attending the "Southern Congress," at Mont gomery, writes as follows as to the probable policy of the New Southern Confederacy "From what I can gather, it will be the uolicy of the new Government to preserve the - status quo of affairs until the 4th of Marsh, wfien the inauguration of Lincoln will enable him to indicate the course his administration will pursue towards the Southern Confederaey..— The hope is not yet entirely relinquished that more rational councils may prevail at Washing ton, and that, "making a virtue of necessity," the Black Republicans will abandon their idea of coercion, and by a peaceful and conciliatory polio.) , endeavor to preserve all that their fa natical folly has not entirely lost to them— commercial relations with the South. It ill probable that one of the first acts. of the new Government will be to send a commission to Washington to treat for a peaceable and.equi table arrangement of matters between the two republics—the acknowledgment of our .inde pendence, the surrender of the forts, a fair di vitien 9f the public property and of the public debt. "Until we learn how our commisioners will be received, and whether the Federal Govern ment le willing to treat for the peaceable and equitable adjustment of these matters, it would be unwise for us to take any steps that would be likely to precipitate hostilities. We should prepare for the worst while we hope for the best. As the moral sense of a very large portion of the North is en our side, we should do nothing rashly to forfeit our just claim to the fair judg meat of that portion of our late confederates who are bin meless•for the causes which led to the disruption of the Union, and forced the South to assume her present attitude towards the Federal Government, now in the hands of the Black Republicans. The cause of the South stands justified before the world ; prudence and forbearance will give her still higher claims to the respect and good will of all true men. /set us exhaust every honorable means for a peace able settlement of the terms of our political separation with the free States—it will be time eneugh then to resort to the argument of arms, when God defend the right." The Charleston Mercury takes ground against the constitution adopted by the Southern Cour federacy. It states its objections as follows: "We regret that any provisional government was formed at all, and in one or two ilnportant particulars confess to disappointment and sur prise at the government and laws enacted. It seems that the United States protective tariff of '57 has beta adopted, and that a positive condemnation of the institution of slavery, through the slave trade, has been inserted into the constitution itself. Neither of these did we expect. We did not suppose that any Southern government, whether for a month or a year, would sanction the policy of protective tariffs. The tariff of '57 as odious and oppressive in its discriminations. It was made to favor Northern enterprise at the expense of the people of the South—a huge free list fok them—the burden of taxation for us to bear, and we maintain is adverse to revenue, unjust in principle an op- pressive in practice. Whether this is brought about by a partial remission of duties or a par tial imposition, it is still the same in effect.— We enter our protest against the scheme and policy, both as regards ourselves and in the results so far as foreign nations are concerned, and their friendship, at this time, valuable to us. In each respect free trade is the title pol icy of the Confederate States. " We deem it also unfortunate and zwifil up-e -pos that the stigma of illegititnary and illegality should be placed upon the institution of slavery by a fundamental law against the slave trade. in our opinion it is a matter of policy, and not of principle, to be decided now and hereafter, from sound views of the necessities and safety of our peoples. We think it a proper subject of legislation. We are willing to prohibit it by legal enactment, like any other topic of legis lation. But while England imports her thou sands of Coolie slaves, and France hers, under the farcical appellation of ofapprentices"-- while they are striving by these means to com pete with us and supersede us in producing the tropical productions of slave labor—while we have within our reach a large scope of fertile territory uncultivated in Texas, and may have, ere long, the silver mines of Arizona and the teeming States of Mexico to populate and re duce to agricultural productiveness —it 5001155 to us short-sighted, weak and sentimental to preclude forever, by fundamental enactment, the adoption of a policy that may become es sential to our appropriate growth and tartan., sion, and to our successful competition with the hypocritical notions of Europe. 66 But the Constitution as adopted, is only provisional and temporary, and may, therefore, be excusable on that account. We hope the permanent government will be made - and es tablished speedily, and without reference to anything going on outside of the confederate States. These have complete success within their grasp if they will only act fearleeily and with the confidence of men who are compe tent to control their destinies. Too great a deference and delay for the border States still in the Union will only encourage their dilato riness and prolong their stay. Let the con. federate States but perform their duty, and their whole duty, to themselves, irrespective of the others, and we will answer for. the result in a anal confederacy of all the slav_e ittion.lllA James Edmunds, Esq., of New York, for years identified with the American Bible Union, died, in Louisville last Saturday. - • • The Southern papers are urging the farmerS and planters to plant more grain and lass cotton this year. Rev. David H. Barron has hetiii elided Pro.; fessor of Latin in Jefferson College; Cannonk burg, Pa.