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DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION
The committee, (appointed at'the:last meeting of the
Democraric State Committee,) to •whom was entrusted
the duty of perfecting arrangements for the meeting of
the Democratic State Convention, to beheld in this city
-have adopted the following programme :
The Convention will be held, agreeably to the call of
the Ron. W. H. WELsn, on the 21st dust., at 3 o'clock,
p. m., in BRANT'S BALL_
Necessary arrangements have been made to enforce
proper order in the Hall during the session of the Con
mention, and to secure the comfort of -the delegates at
To avoid confusion and secure outer, - the Committee
of Arrangements have deter m ined that no member or
person shall be admitted within the bar of - the Convert.
- lion without a ticket of admission.. Delegates, upon
their arrival, will please call at Roos WoS, BUEHLER
HOUSE, where they will be supplied with tickets. Re
porters of the Press must apply as above to assure seats.
_ Ballade accommodations have also been provided for
the public outside of the bar of the Convention.
• Excrtridon tickets to Harrisburg and return, good from
tathe 231 hut, can ba obtained at the regular
stations of the Pennsylvania Central, Philadelphia and
Beading, ..and Cumberland Valley railroads.
A. L. ROUMFORT.
Chairman Committee of Arrangements.
The Railroad Bills.
!Phe -bill for the commutation of tonnage
duties ,npon the Pennsylvania railroad, and the
bill to:change the name and secure the comple
tion of the Sunbury and Erie railroad, both
passed final reading in the House of Represen
tatives sei Saturday last.
Having already considered these bills, and
endeavored to show the advantages their pas
sage would confer upon the general business
interest of the State, we do not propose at this
time to enter upon an extended examination of
their provisions. Indeed, the arguments in
favor of their passage were presented to the
Legislature and the public previous to their
consideration in the House in such extended
and exhaustive forms, and were regarded as so
powerful and conclusive in favor of their pas
sage, that it was not deemed necessary by their
Mends to waste discussion upon them; although
their opponents were granted ample time to
present and urge their objections upon the floor
of the }louse.
The bill n reference to the Sunbury and
Erie railroad does not differ very materially, as
passed, from the first copy published immedi
ately after its introduction_ An additional
section was appended, which secures the:faith
ful appropriation of the bonds issued under the
'first mortgage, authorized by the bill, to the
completion of the road; thus entirely removing
all apprehension that the money might possibly
be diverted to some other purpose than that
contemplated by the Legislature. We regard
this measure as eminently proper and neces
sary, not only to secure the completion of a
railroad of vital importance to Pennsylvania,
but also to increase and strengthen the security
of the State for the ultimate payment of the
bonds given for the canals purchased by the
company. Looking exclusively and selfishly,
it may be, at the immediate interest of the
State Treasury, we find that at present the
Commonwealth has absolutely no security for
the price of the canals—that is, no security
from which any large proportion of that price
could be realized if she should attempt to exact
immediate payment from the company. It is
true that the Commonwealth, like a harsh and
implacable creditor, might issue an execution
against the property of the company and force
it to sale ; but she would defeat her own pur
poses by such a step. If forced to sale in the
present depressed condition of the money mar
ket., when capitalists are drawing in instead of
expanding their ventures, it is questionable
Whether an unfinished railroad, situated as the
Sunbury and Erie, would bring much more
than enough to satisfy the first lien of $600,000
authorized by the last Legislature. Such rig
orous measures on the part of the State would
defeat her own interests, and at the same time
destroy the capital invested in the road by the
city of Philadelphia and other municipalities,
and benefit no one, except perhaps in helping
some association of New York capitalists to a
good, bargain at the expense of the citizens and
the immediate interests of our own State. We
repeat again, that the second mortgage of four
millions, which the State will have upon a com
pleted and operating line of railroad by the
provisions of this bill, furnishes in all respects
a better security for the ultimate payment of
the price of the canals, than one half of a first
mortgage of seven millions upon an unfinished
and unproductive railroad,
The opponents of the bill for the commuta
tion of tonnage. duties did not succeed in sha
king any of the powerful arguments already
advanced in support of that measure. In truth
the irrational and intemperate animosity ex
hibited by several of its enemies was a confes
sion of argumentative weakness. When men
are obliged to resort to indiscriminate denun
ciation it is a sure sign of lack of confidence in
.the strength of their arguments. The Penn
sylvania railroad was stigmatized as a giant
- monopoly, seeking by this measure to gorge
itself with public plunder, and to rob the honest
lax-payers of the State. To show how unfounded
and reekless such charges are, it is only neces
sary to advert to stubborn facts. The stock
holders constitute the company. The wealth
or poverty of its affairs are indicated by the
Tani of its stook. The stock market is the
thermometer indicating its financial tempera
tare. The par value of that stook is fifty
dollars !POT share. The last quotations show
that it sells at about thirty-nine dollars per
share. So each share of stock is now worth
less by ten dollars per share than was origi
nally paid for it ; and yet the men who have ac
tually sacrificed this sum for the purpose of
affording the citizens of Pennsylvania a means
of communication and transportation more con
venient and speedy than canals and turnpikes,
are denounced in the Legislature of Pennsyl=
vania Is little better than robbers, because they
ask that the highway they have made shall not
be forever crippled and oppressed by unjust
taxation. The State of Pennsylvania has been
punishing the Pennsylvania railroad company
for its enterprise—and when they protest
against the perpetual imposition of this punish
ment, they are arraigned as a bloated corpora
tion, public plunderers, a mammoth monopoly,
and in like terms, coined by ignorance and
ejected by malignity.
But these facts are enough to show that the
capital invested in this road has not received
favor from the State, and that the stockholders
have not been benefitted by constructing the
magnificent highway, which will always remain
a monument of their enterprise and liberality.
On the contrary, they have suffered loss for
the general good. Their investment has de
creased while the prosperity of the State,
through their agency, has increased ; and they
have a right to demand that the Commonwealth
shall release the business of their road from
We have space to notice only one other ob
jection to this bill. It is said that the company
should be compelled to pay the tonnage tax
now due. Not if that tax was originally wrong
in principle. We contend that it was. It was
wrong to attempt to make a. railroad no better
or cheaper means of transportation than the
canal, through the agency of taxation ; and
if it was right, it was wrong to continue the
tax after the reason for its imposition had
ceased to exist with the sale of the Main Line
to the Pennsylvania railroad company at public
auction, for a price greater than any other
company or association of individuals would
give for it.
Mr. Lincoln's Speech at Indianapolis.
The National Intelligences doubts the accuracy
of the report of Mr. Lincoln's speech, proposing
the re-capture of the forts and other public
property of the United States in the seceding
States, for this reason among others that "he
has chosen as the Premier of his Administration
a gentlemen who was known at the time of his
selection to sanction nothing 'but the most
pacific overtures for a reconciliation of our
present unhappy dissensions." The Intelligencer
goes on to speak in the most decided terms
against the re-capture of the forts, &c. It says,
(and we say,)—
"The most immediate and pressing concern
of the hour relates to the preservation
. of the
Union by the same spirit of fraternal compro
mise in which it was originally formed, and,
having regard to its practical effects, we should
just as much deprecate any attempt on the part
of the Government of the United States to re
capture the forts now in the possession of the
seceding States, as an attempt on the part of
the seceding States to wrest from the Federal
Government the few posts which remain in its
possession. We are well aware that the legal
tenure of the two parties severally in possession
of the public property is widely different; but
if the well known maxim summum jus, summa
injurie, ever had any place in questions of die.
puted right, where one party, in pursuit of a
paramount good, might safely afford to abate
somewhat from its extreme pretensions, we be
lieve that zussita aiiggests to•day an expedient
and imperative rule for the guidance of our
Government, called to deal with questions at
once so critical and anomalous. So profoundly
are we impressed with this belief, and so fully
are we persuaded that a pacific policy, avoiding
even the very appearance of 'coercion,' is, in
the present temper of the country, and in the
present stage of its dissensions, essential to the
restoration of public confidence, that we cannot
find terms too strong in which to deprecate any
resort to other than defensive measures on the
part of the Federal Government. The entire
value of any pending adjustment, however
unanimously concerted, or however just in it
self, must, after all, obviously depend on the
spirit which, in this respect, shall preside over
the practical administration of the Govern
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 1861.
The House was called to order at 7 o'clock
and the act for the commutation of tonnage
duties was read and adopted, section by section.
Various amendments were proposed, none of
which were accepted, except one of Mr. PAT
TERSON, that the railroads to be assisted by
the Pennsylvania Central eornpany should be
constructed of American iron. The bill was
then ordered to be transcribed for a third
reading and the House adjourned.
SATURDAY, Feb. 16, 1861.
The House was called to order at 10 o'clock
by the SPEAKER.
Mr. BALL moved to proceed to the conside
ration of public bills on third reading; which
was agreed to.
An Act changing the name of the Sunbury
and Erie railroad company, etc., was first in'
The bill was read,
Mr. BALL said that he would reply to the
points and positions yesterday taken by the
gentleman, and proceeded to make a speech.
Mr, HONITS called the previous question.
This was sustained.
The question being, g 4 Shall the main question
be now put ?" the ayes and noes were called.
REASONS FOR VOTING.
Mr. BUTLER (Crawford) was favorable to
the bill, but would not vote to gag the members,
and crush free speech and debate.
Mr. HILL declared that in refusing to have
the bill properly considered, the majority had
committed a wrong.
Mr. STRANG intended to vote for the bill,
but could not farivor this gag law.
Mr. TRACY rose to give his reasons for the
vote. He desired to put upon record the rea
sons why he opposed this villainy, now striding
through the halls.
Mr. WILSON also gave reasons for opposing
the previous question.
Mr. BYRNE thought that the bill was right.
The question was agreed to by 50 ayes to
On the final passage of the Sunbury and Erie
bill the ayes and noes were called, and were
—yeas 72, nays 26.
REASONS FOR VOTING.
Mr. ARMSTRONG said that he was a friend
of the Sunbury and Erie railroad. He de
tailed the course of the bill, and his own acts
in regard to it. He would now vote for the
rill cordially, although having favored a post
The House then proceeded to the considera
' tion of an act for the commutation of tonnage
The set was read.
Mr. SHEPPARD proceeded to speak in fivor
of the proposed legislation.
Mr. TRAci moved to go into committee of
the whole, to offer an amendment requiring the
proposition to be submitted to the people at the
next annual election
Mr. DUFFIELD called the previous question;
whieh was sustained.
On the question, "Shall the main question
be now put ?" it .was agreed to by 56 ayes to
The question then recurring on the motion of
the 'gentleman from Bradford, (Mr. TRACY,)
to go into committee of the 'whole, to insert
his amendment, the ayes and noes were re
quired, and were 86 ayes to 58 nays.
The question then recurring on the final pas
sage of the bill, the ayes and noes were re
quired, and were—yeas 60, nays 38.
COOLIE SLAVE TRADlL—Comparatively little
attention has been given to the fact that by the
new treaty with China, the exportation of Coo
lie labor is legalized; but the commercial and
moral consequences are likely to be of no tri
fling importance. It is probable that in entering
upon treaty stipulations in regard to this sub
ject, the French Government has especially in
mind a supply of labor for the cotton lands in
Algiers. As expressed by a very sanguine
French writer, the yield of cotton in Algeria is
limited only by the number of pickers ; so that
by this new scheme, owing to the difference in
the value of land and slaves, the plant "may
thus be grown at half the cost of the American."
The large increase in the importations of raw
cotton into France, from 715,000 quintals in
1858, to 1,160,000 in the year 1860, gives im
portance, in a commercial point of view, to the
plan now in contemplation, especially as a for
mer attempt, made some five or six years ago,
was abandoned "for want of an organized aye
tent of labor similar to the slave system of the
United States." But while looking chiefly to
the commercial aspects of the question, the
French Government is unwittingly encounter
ing a strong feeling of hostility among the
foreign residents of China, on account of the
pernicious effects of the coolie system. For
example, the Friend of China exclaims, "whe
is the foreign name in China to be released
from the foul stigma cast upon it by the con
tinuance of the revolting coolie slave trade ?"
The atrocities committed under the auspices
and with the sanction of the Spanish, Portu
guese and French officials, are represented as a
deep disgrace to Christianity and civilization.
In proof of this, many facts are recounted; but
a single statement 'will suffice.
Six Chinese kidnappers were captured by the
authorities of Amoy and put to a terrible death,
one of them first testifying that altogether
eighty men are employed in that city as pro
fessional kidnappers. The culprit confessed
that he himself had kidnapped 154 Amoy Chi
nese, and had this year received from foreigners
nearly $5,000 for the service. The coolies thu
captured were sent to Swatow or Amoy, and
there shipped. After the examination, this
human monster was ordered to be crucified ;
the other was decapitated. The account says:
"Iron nails were driven through his palms and
insteps ; besides being bound securely to a
cross and placed in an open thoroughfare."—
Though nailed up at daylight in the morning,
he was still alive at 5 P. M. ; while immense
crowds who witnessed this horrible scene
itapp6attd highly pleased at the eight." Both
on shipboard and on shore, the whole traffic is
a continued scene of barbarity. No wonder
that confidence in the foreigner, (so essential
to the prosecution of legiemate trade,) is es
tablished with difficulty; and that though a
whole Empire is thrown open to the entrance
of enlightened nations—the custom houses
affording every facility, and rivers made ac
cessible to steam—the people of the interior
are subject to unconquerable suspicions.—
Journal of Comnwee.
ELIZABETH AND THE QUEEN OF SCOTS.—We
take the following from the forthcoming vol
umes of Mr. Motley's new work, .4 The United
Netherlands." * * * * Yet,
although a display of sublime virtue, such as
the world has rarely seen, was net to be ex
pected, it was reasonable to look for honest
and royal dealing, from a great sovereign,
brought at last face to face with a great event.
The "great cause" demanded a great, straight
forward blow. It was obvious, however, that
it would be difficult, in the midst of the tragedy
and the comedy, for the Netherland business
to come fairly before her Majesty. "Touch
ing the Low Country causes," said Leicester,
" very little is done yet, by reason of the con
tinued business we have had about the Queen
of &O S' matters. All the speech I have had
with her majesty hitherto touching those causes
hath been but private." Walsingham, longing
for ritirement, not only on account of "his
infinite grief for the death of Sir Phillip Sid
. hath been the cause," he said,
" that I have ever since betaken myself into
solitariness, and withdrawn from public af
fairs," but also by reason of the perverseness
and difficulty manifested in the gravest affairs
by the sovereign he so faithfully served, sent
information, that, notwithstanding the arrival
of some of the States' deputies, Leicester, was
persuading her Majesty to proceed first in the
great cause. " Certain principal persons,
chosen as committees," he said, "of both
Houses are sent as humble Suitors to her Ma
jesty to desire that she would be pleased to give
order for the execution of the Scottish Queen.
Her Majesty made answer that she was loath
to proceed in so violent a course against the
said Queen as the taking away of her life, and
therefore prayed them to think of some other
way which might be for her own and their
safety. They replied, no other way but her
execution. Her Majesty, though she yielded
no answer to this their latter reply, is con
tented to give order that the proclamation be
published, and so also it is hoped that she will
be moved by this their earnest instance to pro
ceed to the thorough ending of the cause."
And so the cause went slowly on to its thor
ough ending. And when "no other way"
could be thought of but to take Mary's lift,
and when " no other way" of taking that life
could be " devised," at Elizabeth's suggestion,
except by public execution, when none of the
gentlemen "of the association," nor Paulet,
nor Drury—bow Skilfully so ever their " pulses
had been felt" by Elizabeth's commaud—would
commit - assasination to serve a Queen who was
capable of punishing them afterwards for the
murder, the great cause came to its inevitable
conclusion, and Mary Stuart was executed by
command of Elizabeth Tudor. The world may
continue to differ as to the necessity of the
execution, but it has long since pronounced a
unanimous verdict as to the respective display
of royal dignity by the two Queens upon that
MR. LINCOLN ON MAdORITIES.—In one of his
recent remarkable speeches the President elect
has stated that a majority of the people TOW
in favor of the Chicago platform. This is not
the truth. A majority of the electoral votes
endorse the Chicago resolutions, but they are
in a minority of a million of voices in the
nation. Mr. Lincoln must lip more careful in
his statements, or else keep quiet. He is not
now stumping the benighted districts of Illi
nois, or defending the plunderer of a henrooat;
he is in a position where the utmost care, pru
dence and circumspection are absolutely re
quired. The President elect certainly should
not endorse partizan tricks which involve a
wilful deviation from the facts in the case.—
The figures have been printed over and over
again, and no man who can read, or procure
some friend to read for him, should be unin
formed as to the popular vote, which, as we
have said, was against the Chicago platform.
N. Y. Herald.
A COMPLIMENT TO FANNY FERN FROM A. T.
Srawite.T.=-We learn from the Rev. Mr. Field,
editor of the Evangelist, that A. T. Stewart,
the great merchant prince, was recently so
delighted with one of Fanny Fern's articles,
that he inquired where she resided, in order
that he might send her one of the best silk
dressea in his store. This is certainly a cotn
pliment that the authoress may well be proud
of.—N. Y. Paper.
THE SPEECHES OF OLD ABE.—We have never
read such speeches as those made by Old Abe
on his journey from Springfield towards the
White House since General Scott ran for Presi
dent; and then, indeed, we were regaled with
some choice oratorical morsels. It is quite
refreshing to hear the en-rail splitter and
present journeyman Cabinet maker delighting
his audience with such choice and original
expressions as "passional attraction," and
quaint allusions to "free love" and homeopathy.
We expect to be very much amused when the
angular features of the elect of his people
make their appearance in New York. What
we want is a good anecdote, and we hope the
natural modesty of Mr. Buchanan's successor
will not prevent his giving us the desired treat.
N. Y. Herald.
tHSTNEBDTION OF SEEDS AND BOOK.S.—The
distribution of seeds from the Patent Office
will be far more extensive, and of a larger
variety than any previous year. Those of
your readers who reside in the rural districts
should make early application, as the distribu
tion for the North and Northwest will com
mence next week, when each member of Con
gress will be supplied with nearly as many
seeds as he may feel like calling for. The
Patent Office reports for distribution this year,
are said to be the most interesting of all the
numbers thus far issued. They consist of
three volumes, one mechanical and two agri
cultural; these are also subejct to the orders
of M. C.'s— Washington Correspondent N. Y.
REDPATH BATE IN Ha.m.—Last week a
Georgia paper had a statement that James Red
path and John Brown, Jr., with their party of
colored emigrants, had been captured by the
people of one of the Coast Islands of Georgia.
The Worcester (Mass.) Spy, however, has in
telligence of the safe arrival at Port au Prince
of the vessel chartered by Redpath to take
colored emigrants to Hayti. The emigrants,
the Spy says, are pleased with the country.—
So it may be inferred that the story of their
capture in Georgia was an error.
ISAAC V. FOWLERS BONDSMEN.—In the
United States District Court at New York, on
Thursday, the jury released Messrs. George
Law and Gustavus A. Conover, the bondsmen
of the late postmaster of that city. In their
findings, the jury declared , that Fowler, at the
time the bond was executed, was a defaulter
to the amount of $30,000 and upwards, and
that the federal government knew it to be so.
POSTAGE TO JERUSALEM, VIA ENGLAND.—It iS
announced officially that letters for Jerusalem,
Palestine, cannot be forwarded from England
to their destination unless the full postage
(United States and British) of thirty-three
cents the single raie of half an ounce or under
is prepaid at the office of mailing in the United
States. Postmasters will therefore, in future.
levy and collect postage accordingly.
The 10 cases of muskets intended for Geor
gia, and seized by the police at New York,
have been replevined by H. B. Cromwell & Co.
The gunpowder seized by the
. police on Wed
nesday, and also iiiteiitled for Georgia, will not,
it is said, be , replevined, as the legal proceed
ings would probably cost as much as the arti
cles are worth. Proceeding% tinWe'Ver, Xnay
be taken, in order to strengthen the admitted il
legality of such seizures. So says the Berald.
A dearth of provisions of the vegetable kind
is beginning to be felt in England and Ireland.
Potatoes in the latter country are rising in
price and taken up largely for exportation to
England, at sixteen cents per fourteen pounds,
nearly double what they should be. Indian
corn and oatmeal will soon be the chief reli
ance for the poor. In England the seed wheat
is said to be turning out badly.
I'TAVAL BOARD OF EXAMINERS.—A board of
naval surgeons, for the examination of eeelet
ant surgeons for promotion; and candidates for
adatiseieu into the navy, will convene at the
naval asylum, Philadelphia, on the let March
next. The board consists of surgeons James
M. Green, J. M. Foltz and C. H. Wheelwright,
and passed assistant Surgeon John F. Taylor,
COURT MARSHAL OF CAPTAIN WALRE.—Fri
day Capt. Walke, U. S. N., was arraigned be
fore a naval general court martial at the Brook
lyn navy-yard. He is charged with bringing
the United States ship Supply to that port,
when his orders were to . proceed to the rendez
vous of the home squadron with provisions.
Considerable talk was created among the
guests of the . Astor House, New York, on Thurs
day, on observing that several gentlemen, hail
ing from the State of Georgia, annexed the in
itials S. C. to the name of the State, which in
itials were, after some discussion, decided to
signify Southern Confederacy.
Accurate photographs of a large number of
old manuscripts of the seventh and ninth cen
turies, in the convents of Mount Athos, being
copies of the Old and New Testaments, have
been recently taken by Gen. Sebastianoff, and
will shortly be made known to the literary and
THE TEA TRADE,—The spring fleet of Chi
unman are beginning to arrive at New York
with fresh cargoes of teas, silks, &a. The Sea
Serpent, from Hong Kong, arrived on Monday,
and the !Sarah from Whampoa, on Tuesday.—
The Surprise, from Foo-Chow-Foo, arrived last
WESTERN CURRENCY.—The Western press is
discussing the propriety of a banking clearing
house at Chicago, for the Northwest. A great
many strong reasons are given for the measure.
The prevailing opinion seems to be that it would
be a judicious thing.
An important case against the Metropolitan
insurance company of New York was decided
Thursday, in the Supreme Court, in favor of
the New York belting and packing company.
The amount involved, in 22 insurance compa
nies, amounts to over $lOO,OOO.
Two brothers named Zack and Calhoun
Ellerbe had an altercation at Cast's depot, near
Charleston, S. C., on Sunday last, and while
Calhoun was approaching his brother, Zack
drew a pistol and shot him dead.
A steamer, for the conveyance of troops in
inland water, was lately tried on the Thames]
It i about four hundred feet long, accommo
dates over eight hundred troops, and draws
only two feet of water.
The London merchants are complaining of
the exposure they are subjected to in their meet
ings in the Exchange, from the want of suffi
cient protection from the weather, and a glass
roof of the rotunda is talked of.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens was born on
the 11th of February, 1812, and was conse
quently 49 years of age on the day he took the
oath as first Vice President of the Confederate
States of America.
TAR AND FEATHERS.--On Monday night an
Abolitionist was arrested in Marion, Smythe
county, Va. He was tarred, feathered and
ridden on a rail, and committed to jail.
MR. LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY.—The President
elect was born on the 12th of February, 1809,
and is therefore fifty-two years of age, and in
the vigorous maturity of life.
On the 12th inst. there was a sale of 90 slaves
at Louisa Court House, Va. Priem ranged
from $BOO to $1,300 each.
The Legislature of Kansas has postponed the
election of two United States Senators until
The San Francisco papers note the decease
of Charles J. George, a native of Baltimore,
and 3. H. Ford, of Washington oily.
The copper coins at present in circulation in
England equal in weight 6,000 tons, and in
Mrs.,Reynolds, of Boston, carried off the
palm as the best lady skater in Paris this
At the late Presidential election San Fran
cisco polled .4,000 more votes than New Or
We bad supposed that the Basis of Secundus
had exhausted all the varieties of kissing.—
The Governor of Massachusetts, however, took
the occasion, en presenting the late Theodore
Parker's old muskets to the Commonwealth, to
kiss them in the presence of the two Houses
of the Legislature, convened to witness the
performance. Not content with this Merry
Andrew performance, he made a mouthing
speech of ludicrous solemnity. The man who so
valorously kisses muskets and talks big war
tattle at home, was a leader of that band of bad
men who incited John Brown to his mad acts,
and, while claiming he was "right," left him to
die. We should think that Massachusetts would
be sick by this time of the brazen counterfeits
of statesmen palmed off upon her.—Albany
SIOUX AMINO FOR CIFIZRNSIIIP.-A petition
was recently presented to the Minnesota Legis
lature from twenty or thirty Sioux Indians,
asking the rights of citizenship. They stated
that they had adopted a number of customs in
vogue among the whites, such as wearing pan
taloons, living in houses, using knives and
forks, being content with the possession and
control of one wife, being willing to earn their
bread "by the sweat of their brows," total ab
stinence from intoxicating liquors, regular
attendance upon " stated preaching," &o.
DESTRIICTIVE FRESHETS.—A large number of
our exchanges bring details of the late freshets,
which seem to have visited many places, both
at the North and at the South. The Albany,
N. Y., papers estimate the damage occasioned
by the freshet at that city at $lOO,OOO. The
Troy papers set down their loss at about
$lO,OOO. The water in the North river, at Al
bany, has rapidly receded during the last two
DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN Bsuicza.—Rich
ard H. Winslow, Esq., a member of the firm of
Winslow, Lanier & Co., well known bankers
in New York, died at his residence, in West
port, Conn. on Thursday. The deceased had
amassed a ;urge fortune, and was descended in
a direct line from Gov. Winslow, of Plymouth,
Massachusetts. In 1859 he was the Democratic
candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Connec
The Herald says the New York Commission
ers.of Emigration have considerable difficulty
in sending emigrants to South Carolina and
Georgia, even when they have wealthy relatives
in those States, owing to the disturbed political
condition of the country. The railroad and
steamboat lines refuse to take emigrants to
Southern cities, least they might be obliged to
bring them bask again.
FOREIGN ORDERS ron COILIC—Ono of our
merchants, says the Norfolk (Va.) Day Book,
is now engaged in loading one or two large
vessels in this port with corn, and, while this
is going on here, he has two more up James
river, which are being filled with corn also.—
All this corn has been purchased to fill foreign
orders, and will be hastened to Europe.
COTTON MILLS OP SWlMN.—Sweden contains
80 cotton mills, running 180,000 spindles, which
produce every year about 12,000,000 pounds
of cotton thread, being three fourths of the en
tire national consumption. The tariff on the
cotton thread is fifteen per cent., affording
adequate protection to the native manufactu
LIBERAL MAN.-J. W. Farmer, of New York,
spent in 1857 for the poor about $20,000. He
fed all who came to his house, supplied at their
oicti homes 1,084 families and 811 sick persons;
and, better than all, during the winter he
found employment for 1,171 mechanics and
MILITARY COATS FOR CHARLESTON.—Accor
ding to a statement in the Charleston Mercury,
a contract for 1,000 military coats for the Pal
metinello 'volunteers has been concluded with
a New York firm, the coats to be made in Bal
RITATITTANOSS TO 1 - XELAND.—boring the nine
months ending the first of February the ser
vant girls of Cincinnati sent to their parents
and friends in Europe the sum of $64,900. The
remittances vary in size, ranging frOnl sfi to
Judge Low, of the Land Court, St. Louis, has
decided that a paper published in the interest
of a religious sect is not a newspaper, and that
legal notices published in such journals are
null and void.
The mortality. in London for the week ending
19th January was 1,926, or 600 more than the
usual average, a fact attributed entirely to the
The ladies throughout the State of Missis
sippi are employed in making uniforms for the
volunteers, and in raising money to arm and
DEATH OF A SOLDIER.—William Ditman, a
soldier in the Mexican war, died in Philadel
phia on Monday, of disease contractei in
The Banks in New York are now nearly
glutted with specie. They now hold $36,000,000
with a prospect of a future increase.
One hundred and fifty persons, embracing
every shade of criminality, are at present con
fined in the jail at Memphis, Tenn.
England has now, for a wonder, but one war
on her hands, and. that is with the New Zeal
Phelan, of New York, is about to give another
billiard tournament, and a champion billiard
table, worth $l,OOO, will be the prize.
The Hon. J. Glancey Jones, American Min
ister to Austria, is expected to reach home du
ring the present month.
The total amount of the State debt of Illinois
is now $10,346,017.06.
Dr. A. Gamble, a physician, was frozen to
death while intoxicated, at Pittsburg, recently.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
XXXTIth CONGRESS-SECOND SESSION.
SENATE.—The Vice President being absent
on account of skirl:Less, the Secretary called the
Senate to order.
On motion of Mr. Powell, Mr. Foot took the
Mr. Hale (N. H.) said he had been asked by
the unanimous request of the Naval Committee,
to move that the vote excusing Mr. Thompson
from service on that. Committee be reconsidered.
The vote was reconsidered, and Mr. Thomp
son was not excused.
A resolution for printing 20,000 additional
copies of the Agricultural Report for the Patent
Office was passed.
Mr. Pearce (Md.) reported from the Com
mittee of Conference on the deficiency bill, that
the Committee had agreed to one portion. The
agreement strikes out the Chiriqui amendment.
Before the question was taken on agreeing on
Mr. Green called up the territorial bills for
Nevada and Decotah, which were the special
11011513.-111 r. Kellogg (111.) presented a me
morial signed by two hundred citizens from
the District he represents, against the amend
ments to the Constitution, lately proposed by
,fr. John Cochrane (N. Y.) presented the
proceedings of the New York Democratic State
Convention, signed by sin hundred. and fifty
delegates, relative to a settlement of the na
tional difficulties. Laid on the table.
The House then proceeded to the considera
tion of private bills.
An experienced nurse and female physician, has a Booth.
frig Syrup for children teething % which greatly facilitate
the promise of teething by softening the gums, reducing as
inflainnaniin—will allay all pat% and is sure to regulate
the baste: Depend epee it mothers, it will give net to
yourselves, and relief and health to your iambi. Per
eetly safe InciU eases. Res advertisement in another col
WABHINOTON, Feb, 16.
Mothers, read this.
The following is an extract from a letter written
a pastor of the Baptist Church to the J ournal us
Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, and speaks volume: "
favor of that world-renowned medicine—m n. Iv in
LOW'S SOOTHING S TROP FOR CHILDREN TEETHING:
" We see an advertisement in your column o
winßiow,e, s oo thi ng Syrup. New we never said of a
in favor of a patent medicine before in our life, but°-*
fed compelled to say to your readers, that thi s i s
humbug —WE HATE TRIED IT, AND KNOW IT TO EN ALI. r p
ELAINE. It probably one of the Most AI AcCeRBI 1
medicines of the day, because it Is one of the best. A n u a
those of your supply.ho have babies can't do bout;
than to lay in a
A NEW REMEDY.
Superseding CITRUS, COPAIDA, CAPSULES, or any e znepw .. s. ,
that has ever been before the people. It has bees 4 — ' l ,,
ONE HUNDRED PHYSICIANS, " 3
In their private practice, with entire success, ie all eutk
For diseases of a private nature ; a cure is freeuesity
formed in a Week, and entire confidence may b e pia ced
them. This remedy is a newly discovered epecific, rao:
active and speedy in its effects than Cnbehil or Cam,
alone. The pills are half the size of Capsules, anti nev er
nauseate the stomach, or impregnate the breath. Six de D .„
pills in a box—price one dollar, and will be sent by m idi;
pest paid, by the agent, on receipt of the money.
Sold by all the principal druggists and dealen, and
DTOTT k CO., wholesale svelte, North Second street,
PURIFY YOUR BLOOD.—BRANDRETErg
PILIA WA.ARANTED TO CURE 'FEVER AND Aoux.--The
effect of purging with BRANDRETII'S PILLS is to re
store the health, no matter from what cause it may be
Suffering. They take out all impurities from the sys
tem; and they have the same power of expulsion over
miasm, poisonous vapor of decayed vegetables, or indeed .
any poisonous exbalatione bre4thed by man whatettr.
In feet, if the blood is poisoned, it is impure, and ha
pure blood results in disease.
though innocent as bread, yet they are naratta or pedb
Eying the blood and curing disease. So, they cure all
kinds of fevers, all asthmas, catarrhs, costiveness and
painful affections of every kind.
Sold, price 25 cents, at N 6,294 Canal set, Newyork,
and by all Druggists. Also, by GEC 17 BELL, corner
of Second and Chestnut streets, Harrirterg, and by all
respectable dealers in medicines deg-d&wln
THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY.--Sit
James Clarke's Celebrated Female Pills, prepared from a
prescription of Sir J. Clarke, IC D., rbytdoinnifatniontt.
nary to the Queen.
This invaluable medicine is unfailing in the cave of all
those painful and dangerous diseases to which the female
constitution is subject. It moderates all excess and re.
moves all obstructions and a speedy ore may be rolled on,
TO aiklitann LADIES
it is peculiarly suited. It will in a short time bring on
the monthly period with regularity.
Bach bottle, price One Dollar, bears the Government
Stamp of Great Britain, to prevent counterfeits.
TIDES PILLS SHOULD HOT HE TARNS Sit PENAL= DUBIN%
MR FIRST TDB= MONTLIS off PRSSNANOT, AS Tart ASS
BURN. To BEING ON MISOABBLIGN, BUT AT ANY OTHER TIRE
THEY ABB BAII.
In all mesa NaryOnS and Spinal Affections, Pain in the
Back and Limbs, Fatigue on alight exertion, PqpitittiOn of
the Heart, Hysterics and Whites, these Fills will a fleet a
cure when all other means have failed, and although a pow.
erred remedy, do not contain iron, calomel, antimony, or
anything hurtful to the constitution.
Full directions in the pamphlet around each pecan
which should be carefully prenerved.
N. 8.—51,00 and 6 postage stamps enclosed to any au
thorized Agent, will insure a bottle, containing over 50
pills, by return mail.
For sale by O. A. BillNVAßT.Harnsburg. jyT-dawly
IMPORTANT TO FEMALES
DR. OHEESEMAN'S PIL LS.
The combination of ingredients in these Pills are the
result of a long and extensive practice. They LH balm
in their operation, and certain in correcting all irregu.
larities, painful menstrnration, removing all obstruc
tions, whether from cold or otherwise, headache, pain
in the side, palpitation of the heart, whites , all ner
vous ageetione, hygteriem, fatigue, pan in the back and
limbs, &c., disturbed sleep, which arise frominterrup
tion of nature.
DR. CHEESEMAN'S PILLS
was the commencement of a new era ip the treittlneat
of those irregularities and obstructionswhiehhave con
signed so many thousands of the young, the beautiful ;
and the beloved to a PREMATURE GRAVE. Nofemale can
enjoy good health unless she is regular, and whenever
an obstruction takes place the general health begins to
DR. CREESEMAN'S PILLS
are the mod effectual remedy ever known for all com
plaints peculiar to Females. To all classes they are in
valuable, iltducing, with certainty ? periodicalreguiarity
They fil , 6 known to thousands, who have used them at
different periods, throughout the country, having the
sanction of some of the most eminent Physicians in
Explicit directions, ilatideg 044.1 7 - and when 4b.ey
skou/d not ba WM, abOoropany each box—the Price on
Dollar each box, containing forty Pills.
A valuable Pamphlet, to be had free t of the Agents.
Pills sent by mail, promptly, by enclosing price to the
eeneralAgent. Bold by druggists p13.913411y,
. B. itUTCHINGS, General Agent,
14 Broadway, New York.
Sold in Harrisburg by 0. A. BANNYART.
decl 1 69-dBrwly •
MADERIA WINE 1-WELSH BRO-
Aut. THEM' OLD RESERV_E WlNE—full bodied and
fruity. In store and for Hale by -
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street.
FIRST CLASS GROCERIES ! ! !
ITANING inST RETURNED from the Eastern cities, where
we have selected with the greatest care a large and corn
plate astartMent of superior GOODS, - which embrace
everything kept in the best City Groceries, we respect
fully and cordially invite the public to examine our
stock and hear our prices.
febls WM. DOCK, Ts., & CO.
FOR RENT—The Buehler House RES
TATTRANT, with sale of Fixtures. febl4
A PPLES ! ! APPLES ! ! I—Five Hun
-1-1 dred Ramis of superior APPLES just received
from New York State. For sale at lowest cash price by
febl2 JAMES M. WHEELER.
OFFICE NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY CO., t
BALTIMORE, Feb. 11, 1861. 5
A general meeting of the Stockholders of this Com
pany will be held at CALVERT STATION, on THURS
DAY, THE 28TH oa FEBEVARY NEXT, between the hours
of 12 and 2 o'clock, P. M., for the election of Twelve
Directors for the ensuing year.
The Transfer Books will be closed on the 16th of Feb
ruary until after the election. By order.
febl2-dte ROBT . S. HOLLINS, Secretary.
FARM FOR SALE .— The subscribers
offer for sale ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY
SIX ACRE'S' OF LAND, situate In Suequebauna UM*
ship, Dauphin county, adjoining lands of A. 0. Hiester,
John H. Fox and others; thereon erected a large TWO
STORY STONE HOUSE, BANK BARN, with all the
necessary Out-Buildings. There is one of the finest
Apple ()ramie in the county upon theproperty, together
with a good vein of Limestone; and it will be Sold in a
body, or in portions to suit purchasers.
If not sold before SATURDAY, vim l6Tu ow MARCIE,
it will then be offered at Public Sale, a , the Court Rowse
in Harrisburg, For further particulars enquire of
A. 0. MESTER,
C. F. MUENCH,
Assignees of John Wallows; Sr.
HOUSES TO RENT.—Two or three
dwelling", in the brick row, on Third "treet, near
Walnut, are offered for rent, from the Ist of April next.
For terms, enquire of MICHAEL ETIRBE.
VALENTINES ! VALENTINES 1 !
A large assortment of COMIC and SENTIMENTAL
VALENT/Na of different Otyleo and priceL For mat
at SOIMEFERB BOOKSTORE,
feb9 18 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
The "CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOON OF BIRDS,"
Illustrated by W. HARVEY. Price 7.5 c. cloth.
-The "CHILDREN'S PICTURE FABLE BOOK," Il
lustrated by HARRISON WEIR. Price The, cloth.
The "CHILDREN'S BIOTIIRE DOOR OF QUADRU
PEDS, Illustrated by W. HARVEY. Pric 76c. cloth.
For sale at SUMTER'S BOOKSTORE,
feb9 No.lB Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
FOR SALE..--The BUILDING on the
corner of Walnut and Short streets, used as
COOPER SHOP. This building was originally built so
that it could be turned into Dwelling Houses. It eon.
sista of three separate frames placed together, each frame
being 25 by2o feet, making the entire building,
stands, 76 feet long and 20 feet wide. Will sell also an
EIGHT HORSE POWER ENGINE AND BOILER,
nearly new, and one of Drawbach'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 et
the Broker's Office of S. L. DIVIILLOOH,
feb9-dtf 126 Market Street.
r 1 `HE BIBLE ON RIVORCK—The fol
'. lowing words are from Mark a. Y.
"What, therefore, God has joined together let not man
"Whosoever libel! put away hie wife and marry another
coromittetb adultery- And if a woman shall put away;
her husband and marry again she committeth adultery."
Legislators and others, the above is the edict of the
Supreme Lawgiver, from which there is do appeal.--
"What, therefore, God has joined together let no mut
FOR the genuine ENGLISH MIISTABJ
id to KILLEIVII DUO OVOSA.