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gust*, Constitutionalist thus describes the care-
When the procession reached the Capitol
square, and the military were placed in posi
tion, the baronche, drawn by six white horses,
which conveyed Messrs. Davis and Stephens,
was brought up, and its occupants alighted,
amidst the shouts of thousands. The bands
played the Marseilles, and its cheering and
stirring notes awakened memories of " long
and sent a thrill through the vast
crowd. The President was cheered and greet
ed until he reached the porch of the capitol,
and then, when he appeared in full view to the
crowd. one universal shout rent the air ; ladies
waved their handkerchiefs, and many threw
boquets to testify their appreciation of the
important services now performing in inaugu
rating the first President of the Southern
On the right of President Davis sat Vice-
President Stephens, and on his right was the
Hon. Howell Cobb. Prayer was offered by
the Rev. Dr. Basil Manly. Mr. Cobb formally
announced that President Davis had arrived
and was now ready to take the oath of office as
President of the Confederate States of Ameri
ca. President Davis then came forward and
delivered the inaugural address.
At the close of President Davis' speech he
said he was ready to take the oath of office,
which was accordingly administered to him by
Mr. Cobb. In uttering the words, "So help
me God," the President directed his eyes to
Heaven, and in a most impressive and solemn
manner, repeated, " So help me God," and
kissed the sacred volume.
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Mr. Lincoln's Departure from Harris
Mr. Lincoln left Harrisburg on Friday eve
ning at six o'clock in a special train for Phila
delphia, where he took the cars for Washing
ton, and arrived in the Federal Capital before
its denizens were out of bed. The programme
previously arranged was, for him to leave this
place on Saturday morning for Baltimore, and
to proceed to Washington in daylight. We un
derstand that arrangements had been made at
Baltimore for his reception, and that a com
mittee were here to assure him that there was
not the least danger to be apprehended in
passing through that city. But for some
mysterious reason he departed from Harris
burg so secretly as to elude observation, and
went all the way round by Philadelphia so as
to avoid a change of cars at Baltimore. Even
the person who drove him to the cars was not
aware that the gentleman who sopped into the
vehicle at Coverley's Hotel, disguised in a
slouch hat, was the President elect of the United
States on his way to the Capital to be inau
gurated—never supposing it for a moment pos
sible the President would depart in that secret
and undignified manner.
Various reasons are assigned for this hasty
exit. One story has it, that Mr Lincoln feared
he would be assassinated at Baltimore. If this
Was the case, we don't believe the slightest
grounds existed for his apprehension. It would
only show the power of an accusing conscience.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth.
Another story is, that be fled for the purpose
of avoiding the horde of ravenous office hunters
assembled to lay seige to hum; and that he
feared he should be compelled to undergo the
excessivefatigue oflistening to another oration.
And still another account says that he was
summoned to Washington by Mr. Seward for
high reasons of State.
Which of these stories are correct we will not
undertake to say. But there was certainly
something ridiculous in a President elect of
the United States making a triumphal zigzag
progress to Washington, and courting observa
tion and applause until he arrived at Harris
burg, and then leaving this place at night to
finish his journey like a fugitive hotly pursued
by the ministers of justice.
The Democratic Convention.
The Democratic State Convention, which
assembled in this place on the 2lst and 22d
lusts., was not like the remnant of a conquered
and subdued party. Never in the history of
the Democratic party of Pennsylvania, not even
in the days of its power, did a convention con
tain more able men inspired with a, more ear
nest, devoted and unselfish patriotism. The
leading minds of the State came from their re
tirement in this the hour of their country's
greatest peril, to consult together, and take the
position best calculated to restore the Union,
as it was formed by the fathers, in a spirit of
amity and mutual concession. The differences
so lately dividing the Democratic party into
hostile camps disappeared in the presence Of
the great danger to the Union, and the cenclu
alone unanimously arrived at by the Convention
demonstrated what it so happily expressed in
the resolutions—"that the Democratic party
"possess the recuperative power which nothing
" but integrity can give."
Nothing could afford a stronger illustration
of this conscious integrity possessed by the
Democratic party, in common with all conserva
tive citizens who opposed the destructive spirit
of sectionalism, which culminated in the elec
tion of Lincoln, than the simple fact that less
than four months after a defeat apparently an
nihilating, the largest and ablest convention of
the Democratic party, containing many of the
best and most patriotic citizens of the State,
assembled at the capital to re-affirm their de
votion to those National principles which, while
triumphant, preserved us as one people—when
defeated, have brought us to the verge of Na
tional dissolution and devastating civil strife.
The Democratic party was defeated, but its
principles remain triumphant. The success of
t he Republicans has only served to illustrate
the necessity for the maintenance of National
ideas, and the odious and perilous character of
sectionalism. The victorious party has de
stroyed itself by its apparent triumph. The
vanquished party emerges from the contest
with its principles unimpaired, and its banner
untarnished. • The people now see and deeply
regret the mistake they made in yielding to the
blandishments of the sectionalists, who assured
them that there was no danger to be appre
hended from the election of Lincoln—and be
cause they were deceived and betrayed into
promoting the designs of leaders who intended
to exclude the Southern States, and to form a
Union composed entirely of Northern States, is
their wrath aroused against the authors of the
disasters that have followed so closely in the
footsteps of Republican success to demonstrate
the spurious nationality of Republican princi
ples. At a time when the justice of their prin
ciples and the truth of their solemn warnings
are too clear to be misunderstood, the Demo
cratic party assembled in the strength of con
scious rectitude, and placed itself boldly before
the country as the champion of the Union and
the resolute enemy of fratricidal war.
The resolutions, adopted without a single
dissenting voice, express the pervading senti
ment, not only of the Democratic organization,
but of the great mass of Union-loving citizens
of Pennsylvania. They declare in favor of the
Crittenden resolutions or something similar as
a satisfactory basis of adjustment. They an
nounce the determination of the Democratic ,
party to oppose, discountenance and prevent,
by all proper and legitimate means, any attempt
on the part of the Republicans in power to make
armed aggressions upon the Southern States—
thus giving the dominant party to understand
that they can receive no assistance from the
Democracy in the diabolical work of plunging
the country into the horrors of civil war—
especially, so long as unconstitutional enact
ments remain unrepealed upon the statute books
of Northern States. The dignified and prudent
reserve of the border States and their concilia
tory overtures are very properly commended,
and the Democratic party of Pennsylvania
placed in position side by side with those loyal
and devoted, although much injured States.
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON.
Correspondence of the Patriot and Union
WASHINGTON, February 22, 1961.
DEAR Pastor: The Peace Congress will take a
vote to-day upon the measures of adjustment ma
tured by them, and will adjourn to-morrow or Mon
day. It is probable that the injunction of secrecy
wll be removed from their proceedings, so that
their acts, but not their speethes, will be made pub.
lie. No reporters having been admitted during
their discussions, of course no reports of their
speeches were made. There will be a majority and
a minority report; but the majority report will be
adoptod by a large majority, although there is very
little hope of its adoption by Congress.
Mr. Lincoln's Inaugurti . l Address has been writ
ten some time. The substance of it is, that be will
sustain the Chicago platform, make an effort to en
force the collection of duties, and take possession
of the forts in the seceding States. He will con
tend that the Constitution as it is is amply sufficient
to protect the rights of the South, and that slavery
should not be interfered with in the States where
it exists. He will talk kindly to the South ; and
in view of the present disaffection, be win recom
mend a National Convention for adjustment of ex
isting difficulties, and will call an extra session of
Congress, for the purpose of making provision for
a National Convention, &c.
A military order was issued yesterday for the
IT. S. troops now quartered here to be on parade
to-day, but this morning the order was counter
manded, as is supposetb from an apprehension that
in the present excited state of public feeling there
might be a collision between the troops and the
people. The disappointment of the masses, in their
expectations to witness the military display of so
large a number of disciplined government troops,
joined to the volunteers of the city and District,
was very great.
If Mr. Lincoln attempts to carry out the mea
sures of his Inaugural Address, you may look for
a general war between the North and South as a
fixed and inevitable fact. Bat it is supposed by
some that the plain talk be received from Mayor
Wood, of New York, and Mayor Henry, of Phila
delphia, on his way here, and the conservative ad
vice be will receive from Mr. Seward, General
Cameron, and other of his conservative friends
here, may induce him to modify his official course.
tours truly, SoLort.
THE BLOODY PROGRAMME OF THE
From the New York Herald
Whatever doubt may have existed before as
to the intentions of the leaders of the Repub
lican party, there cannot be a shadow of doubt
now, and the most skeptical and incredulous
can no longer hesitate in coming to the conclu
sion that their policy is war against the South
ern States—war not to bring them back into
the Confederation, for they are well aware that
it never could be attended with any such effect,
but war to the knife, to exterminate the white
race in the South, and set the negro free in
every State from the Ohio to the Rio Grande.
The ideas and designs of a party are best
known, not from individuals here and there,
but from the declarations of its recognized or
gans. Of all the organs of the Republican
party, the New York Tribune stands at the head.
It is true, it is more immediately and specially
the organ of the radical and ultra wing of the
Republicans ; but from all appearances, that
is now the strongest element in the party, and
will force the weaker and conservative element
with it, just as in the cotton States of the South
the secessionists absorbed and carried with
them the Union men, so that now there is but
one party in the six Confederate States.
What, then, does the Tribune announce with
authority as the programme of the Republican
party ? Here are the brutal and bloody words :
"If war between the beCtions once begins in
earnest, it will be of necessity a war to extinguish
slavery, as being the cause of our national
disorders In the past, the threatening disturber
of the cause of the war itself. And this war
will not be conducted on the soil of the free
States, aecordibg to Mr Jeff. Davis, but on that
roil where the evil stands which demands removal."
‘. It will be of necessity a war to extinguish
slavery." So that, after all, it now appears
that the repudiation by Republican leaders of
John Brown's method of overthrowing slavery
had a mental reservation in it, and the meaning
was that the horsethief and cutthroat assassin
who headed the armed raid in Virginia for the
purpose of kindling a servile insurrection was
only a little premature—a few months ahead
of the time. What he did was only imprudent
as regarded himself ; but so far from being
wrong, it was G od's work—the prelude to the
sanguinary strife which it is designed to com
mence with the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln.
The Tribune says, "if war between the sec
tions once begins," then it will be a war for
the destruction of slavery. But it is the inten
tion of the radical Republicans that it should
begin, and their plan for bringing it on is by
an attempt to recapture the forts under the
pretence of protecting the Federal property, and
by an attempt to enforce the laws of this con
federacy in States which do not now belong to
it,',to collect tribute by an army and navy from
States which are no longer represented in the
Congress of this Union, well knowing that such
proceedings will as inevitably lead to a Woody
collision and to a fearful war, as they did at the
time of the first Revolution, when an attempt
to enforce the laws by collecting a tax on tea
when the colonies were not represented in the
British Parliament resulted in a seven years'
struggle and the achievement of their inde
pendence. In no other way can a war with the
cotton States result, and the radical Republi
cans know it. They do not desire to bring back
the cotton States, nor to retain the border slave
States, for they know that the first shot fired
by the Federal power anywhere south of Mason
and Dixon's line will be the signal for the seces
sion of all the slave States. Already the States
of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and
Kentucky have announced this fixed purpose,
through their Governors and Legislatures, as
well as their representatives in Congress, and
there can be no doubt, therefore, of the result
of the operation of the Force bill now before
Congress, and of the other coercive measures
in preparation. What the radical Republicans
want is to drive out the border slave States,
in order that "war between the sections may
begin in earnest," and that slavery, wherever
it exists on this continent may be destroyed at
one fell swoop.
The persistent refusal to make any compro
mises, to yield any concessions, to do anything,
by word or deed, to conciliate the Southern
States, is but the result of a conspiracy to
wage a war of extermination against them.—
But let not the editors of the Tribune lay the
flattering unction to their own souls, or to the
souls of their readers, that this war will be
confined to the South. Far from it. It will
rage at the North, and no State will be free
from it. How soon it might be carried into
the streets of this eity none can tell. When
the conflict begins the Southern army, calcu
lating upon large sympathy and support of the
North against the Abolitionists, would be sure
to march upon the free States, and thus fright
ful scenes of carnage would take place in the
very midst of us.
That the radical revolutionary Republicans
desire to keep out the cotton States, and force
out the border slave States, is further evident,
from the language of the Tribune, in boasting
of"the change that has taken place in the whole
tone, aspect and atmosphere of public affairs
at Washington since the seceders left." Their
policy is "to make a solitude and call it
peace." "The real interests of the Nation,"
says the Tribune, "rise to their due place, from
which we feel them to have been crowded by
the vast incubus of slavery. There seems to
be now a homogeneousness of representation."
it is thus the settled determination of the party
to have no negro slavery in the Union—to have
it no longer half slave and half free, but all
free. Hence they will not yield an inch, and
hence the President elect himself declared yes
terday, in his speech at Philadelphia, that he
would rather die than yield; in other words,
he would rather die than carry out the Consti
tution ; and yet the Republican presses and
orators have hitherto pretended that their bat
tle with the seceding States would be for the
Constitution, not against it. To attempt to de
stroy slavery in the Southern States by the
sword is to destroy the Constitution, which
guarantees the. protection of slave property.—
But that is a small matter with those who re
gard it as "a covenant with death and an agree
ment with hell."
" The institution," says the Tribune " could
be overturned in a day in any State on which
the federal power chose to plant an army." If
the federal power at Washington rely upon any
such delusion as that, it will find out its mis
take too late ; but it shows the hopes and the
animus of the party. " The war will be waged,"
siva ilkeir organ, "to crush the eggs of the
reptile that has hatched the brood of traitors
and revolutionists ; they seem but the brainless
spawn of some malignant influence rushing
upon a certain and a frightful doom, as excited
animals rush into the destroying flames."—
What but ferocity unparalleled can be expected
in a war waged by men with such sentiments
as these ?
If, therefore, the President elect adheres to
his platform, and a change does not come over
the spirit of his dream before the 4th of March,
and if he does not announce that. change in his
inaugural, and if he does not, with the advice
of Mr. Seward and the conservative men of the
party, immediately call an extra session of the
new Congress, who will be different men from
those who are now ruining the country, to
adopt a satisfactory adjustment for a recon
struction of the dilapidated Union, there is
every prospect of one of the bloodiest wars ever
recorded in the book of time.
DEATH OF MRS. GORE, THE NOVELIST.—The
English journals record the death, on the 29th
ult., of Mrs. Catharine Grace Gore, one of the
most prolific and popular novelists of the day.
She was the widow of Charles Arthur Gore, a
military man, and was 61 years old. For
more than a year past Mrs. Gore had been al
most entirely blind. Mrs. Gore has written
from sixty to seventy works, filling nearly two
hundred ooluaies. One of her daughters, who
was with her at her death, is married to a
baronet, and her son was one of the suite of
the Prince of Wales during his late visit to
SEVERE Loss AT BLENHEIM PALACE.-011 the
6th inst., Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England,
was found to be in flames. The Duchess of
Marlborough, family and suite were there at
the time. The wing containing the Italian
Gallery and the family archives was destroyed.
The gallery was entirely destroyed, with the
paintings. They represented the loves of the
Gods, were nine in number, of large size, and
were considered choice productions of the
great master. They were presented by Victor
Amadens, King of Sardinia, to John, Duke of
HOW TO WIN AT POKER.—The St. Louis Eve
ning News says that on Tuesday night a party
of gamblers were engaged in playing at a den
on Locust street, when one of the party lost a
considerable amount of money. The lost money
of the losing gambler Was placed upon the
table, and his opponent, reaching the cards to
him,told him to " cut." He immediately did
so y sticking his knife through the gambler's
hand, and pinning it to the table. He then
grasped the money, and in the excitement es
The stories published of the extravagant
price paid to Mr. W. P. Frith, for a picture,
have brought out a letter, in the London Athe
nnum, from Mr. Flatow, who states that he has
agreed to pay Mr. Frith the sum of 8,000
guineas for a picture representing " Life at a
Railway Station." This is the highest price
that has ever been paid for a modern picture.
In addition to the 8,000 guineas, the dealer
pays 750 guineas for the copyright—making in
all £9,187 10s., or $43,750.
A COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE.—The Charleston
Courier of Wednesday states that a project is
on foot among several enterprising merchants
and capitalists to charter one or more steam
ships, for the purpose of sending them to Liv
erpool or other foreign ports, to bring back full
cargoes of merchandise, and sell it at the low
est price, so as to establish our commercial in
dependence at once.
FATAL AFFRAY.—A difficulty occurred in
Christiansburg, Va., on the 13th inst., between.
T. Kent Anderson, Esq., and Addison Logan,
nephew of Hon. H. A. Edmondson, which re
sulted in the shooting of Anderson, and causing
his death in short time. The parties are both
young men, about nineteen years of age, and
up to the time of the difficulty were warm per
DICKINSON COLLEGE.—Hon. Horatio King,
Postmaster General, will deliver a poem before
the literary societies of Dickinson College, at
their anniversary, on the day before the next
CONFESSION OF A MIIEDEEER.—A physician
named Rowe, about a year ago was murdered
near Oxford, Ind., and his body found con
cealed in a swamp. Last week George W. King,
a hotel keeper, with whom Rowe boarded, was
arrested and confessed that he and two other
men, named James Rogers and H. Haggett,
committed the deed and robbed him of $2,000,
which they had previously ascertained he had
in his possession. Rogers is in custody but
Haggett is still at large. Rowe had resided at
Oxford but a short time previous to his death.
A mail driver was murdered about the same
I . ,ime, and the parties are also suspected of the
A GIRL HORRIBLY MANGLED ax A Doa.—A
girl twelve years of age, daughter of David
Kingsbury, of Dudley, Mass., went to the house
of a neighbor on Monday night of last week,
to stay with the servant girl in the absence of
the family. As she was about entering the
door of the house, she was attacked by a fierce
watch dog, who seized her, threw her down and
mangled her horribly. Her face and forehead
were terribly lacerated, the flesh being com
pletely torn to shreds, and it was only with
difficulty that the brute was removed. Her in
juries are of so serious a nature that it is
doubtful whether she recovers.
FRESHET IN THE SUSQUEHANNA.—The recent
freshet in the Susquehanna has caused much
damage. In the North Branch the water was
higher than it has been known for fifty years.
Many bridges were carried away, and much
property destroyed. The Wyoming canal is
much injured. A large portion of the borough
of West Pittson was inundated. Many coal
mines are filled with water. Above Pittston the
destruction of property was very great. One
of the Delaware and Hudson canal company's
reservoirs in Wayne county was carried away,
sweeping off buildings and other property in
A YOUNG. LADY SHOT WITH AN AIR-GuN.—A
very queer accident happened in New Haven
Conn., on Sunday afternoon, to Miss Susan A.
Thorpe, a private school teacher in B. M. Por
ter's family. While she was returning from
church, she was shot with a bullet in the left
ankle. The ball perforated a rubber boot, and
in consequence of the circuitous course it fol
lowed around the bone, it was not deemed ad
visable by the doctor to extract it. No report
was heard by either Miss T. or those accompa
nying her, and the accident le supposed to
have been the result of some careless person
experimenting with an air-gun.
PzeHrooxsTe.—These gentry are following
in the wake of Mr. Lincoln. and everywhere
doing a large business. In Philadelphia, on
Thursday, a clergyman was relieved of $350 in
gold, which he carried about him because he
considered it the safest place for it. A citizen,
while the procession was passing down Sixth
street, had $l,lOO stolen from his pocket. A
number of other persons had a glimpse of
" Uncle Abe" at the expense of their pocket
books and contents.
SINGULAR TIORBEWHIPPING CASE IN ENGLANb.
The Rev. J. Sumner Brockhurst, of Emmanuel
College, England, horsewhipped the Rev. Ed
ward Dodd, Fellow of Magdalen College and
Vicar of St. Giles,' Cambridge, because he had
omitted from the grace the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ, and had said, when asked for his
reason, that it was on account of the presence
of a Jew at the table.
SNOW STORM IN lOWA.—The oldest residents
in lowa have no recollection of such a storm
as that of last week ; the snow is two feet deep,
and drifted into ridges from five to ten feet.
There have been but two trains west for more
than eight days, and it is likely there will be
no trade of consequence for more than a week
hence. They have had no mails from the East
for two days. The snow continues.—Chicago
The Charleston Courier, of Wednesday, states
that a project is on foot among several enter
prising merchants and capitalists to charter
one or more steamships, for the purpose of
sending them to Liverpool and other foreign
ports, to bring back full cargoes of merchan
dise. and sell it at the lowest price, so as to
establish our commercial independence at once.
A Mr. Hartley of Southampton, England,
recently deceased bequeathed $500,000 for the
building and endowment of a literary institu
tion in that city. The will was disputed, the
matter at length reached chancery, and in that
circumlocution court the $500,000 was sweated
down to $200,000, which is to be applied to
carrying out the testator's design.
A SLAVER CONDEMNED.-A decision has
been rendered by Judge Betts, of the United
States District Court - in New York; in the case
of the slave bark Kate. He decides that the
vessel and cargo must be condemned and sold,
and has accordingly directed that a decree shall
be issued to that end.
A " general service of funerals" in France is
conducted by a company in Paris, authorized
by law, managed by a director, with a fixed
tariff of prices.
Joseph Veazie, of Providence, is willing to
subscribe $l,OOO, if nineteen others will sub
scribe alike sum, to try the experiment of raising
cotton in Central America.
CAPTURE OF A SLAVZlL—lntelligence from
the coast of Africa states that the bark Clara
Windsor, of New York, with 720 Africans, has
been captured by a Spanish steamer.
Several of the mills at Lowell, Mass., have
reduced their hours of labor—cause, dull times.
In the game of life men most frequetly play
the knave, and women the duece.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
XXXVIth CONGRESS-SECOND SESSION.
SzwArr..—Mr. King (N. Y.) and Mr. Ten
Eyck (N. J.) presented petitions in favor of
the Constitution and laws.
Mr. Wilson (Mass.) reported back the bill
for the better organization of the military of
the District. The bill was laid over.
The Post Route bill was taken up.
Mr. Gwinn (Cal.) continued the remarks he
commenced yesterday, in favor of a Committee_
of Conference, and the question was further
discussed by Messrs. Hale Latham, Johnson
(Ark.) and Rice, and the bill was then post
The bill for the payment of expenses incur
red by California; and the suppression of
Indian hostilities, was taken up and passed.
The resolution giving a quit claim to certain
land in lowa, was taken up.
Lincoln in Washington.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.
Not a little sensation prevailed throughout
the city this morning, as soon as it became
known that Mr. Lincoln had arrived in the
early train. It was unsuccessfully sought to
conceal the fact, and especially from the news
paper press ; his presence here being first
communicated to a few political friends in con
He was met at the railroad station by seve
ral gentlemen of distinction 'without any for
mality, and immediately driven to Willard's
He was yesterday telegraphed to come hither
Preparations had been made to meet him at
the station this afternoon.
The Mayor of Washington was to make a
welcome address, but Mr. Lincoln has thus
spoiled the programme.
At about 10 o'clock Mr. Lincoln, accompanied
by Mr. Seward, paid his respects to the Presi
dent, spending a few minutes in general con
Senator Bigler and representative Cochrane
happened to be at the White House when he
entered, and were introduced.
Mr. Lincoln afterwards returned to his ho
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.
The Peace Conference.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.
In the Peace Conference, this morning, Mr.
Chase (N. Y.) offered a proposition to the fol
lowing effect :
WHEREAS, It is inexpedient to proceed to the
consideration of the grave matters involved in
the resolutions of the State of Virginia, calling
this conference together, until all States have
participated in its proceedings, and ample time
afforded for deliberation among all the delegates
Resolved, That the Convention adjourn to
meet again on Thursday, the fourth day of
April, and the President of the Convention be
Tv:m*4 to address letters to the Governors of
the several States, urging them to appoint
Commissioners, and that this Conference meet
at that time.
The resolution led to an exciting and earnest
debate. There is a prospect that it may be
At nine o'clock this morning, the Cabinet
was called to an extraordinary session. One
of the members says that the business was
FOR SALE.—A fresh MILCH COW
AND CALF for sale at the
fe2s-8t EAGLE WORKS.
T HE FAMINE IN KANSAS
Appeal for the Destitute from the New York City
WM. 0. BRYANT, J. E. WILLIAMS
Chas. H. Marshall, Seth B. Hunt. B. H. WOurdy,
Morrie Ketchum, G. C. Bronson, Chas. W Elliott,
Daniel Lord, Daniel Drew, J. S. Wadsworth,
It has become our imperative duty to urge upon the
public attention the fact—that over 40,000 of our fellow
citizens in Kansas are now in imminent danger of star
ving. We have the evidence from all sources—from
Gen. Pomeroy, Chairman of the Territorial Relief Com
mittee, from the columns of noorly every newspaper
there, of all shades of politics—from our own reliable
agent who has just returned. There was no doubt of
the misery, terrible, wide-spread, destructive.
We have evidence that whole families have already
died of starvation and that thousands more must lie
down discouraged, and die of want and disease conse
quent upon it, unless prompt and thorough relief is at
once supplied. Congress is now attempting to sustain
thestarving Indians, but our 40,000 fellow-countrymen—
men, women and children—can neitherget away from
the desolation, nor borrow nor beg. Their only de
pendence is upon us who have never known hunger.
Tilastmosx as SUSTAINED. Will you help us to help
To assure you that whatever you do will roaoh them
we state that in every destitute township is a Relief
Committee—these are all represented by the Territorial
Committe as follows :
B. C. Fonzaor, Atchison ; W. W. GUTHRIE, Brown
County L J. L. McDowELL, Leavenworth ; Rev. C. REY
NOLDS, Lawrence; Rev. L. BODWELL, Topeka; Dr. S.
Avaas, Linn County; F. 11. BANS, Junction City C.
B. LINES, Wabaunsee ; R. B. BAKER, Centralia • Rev.
Wm. BISHOP, Salina ; Judge A. SPADLDINO , jefferson
County; J. C. BURNETT, Bourbon County; J. C LANS
DIN, Butler County; Gao. M. RUSSEL, Wyandott.
S. 0. POMEROY, Chairman; J. L. MoDownLL, Rev.
0. REYNOLDS, Rev. L. BODWELL, F. P. BARER.
S C. POMERO Y, Corresponding Secretary.
G. H. FAIRCHILD, Treasurer.
Oren. Pomeroy is Chairman, and at ATOHINSON de
votes his whole time and energy, with assistants, to
the receipt and distribution of all contributions of food
and clothing, all of which are delivered upon requisi
tions of Town Committees, and are distributed through
them. This organization is prompt, thorough and
effective, and we advise the sending of supplies through
it. Money and clothing are needed from us; food can
be got in the West.
The names of our Committee appear at the head of
this appeal and we hope will be sufficient to induce co
operation. OUT Treasurer is JOHN E. WILLIAMS, Pres
ident of the Metropolitan Bank, New York City. All
money sent to him will be applied to the payment of
Gen. Pomeroy's draft, on account of freights and sacks.
We appeal to you all, by every dictate of humanity, of
honor, and of public good, to unite with us in alleviating
this great calamity. There is no time to be lost.
FIRST—We ask individuals everywhere to contribute
at once, and to urge it upon their friends and neighbors.
SECOND—We appeal to all churches and organized
bodies to act promptly, generously and efficiently.
THIRD—We urge upon EVERY GOVERNOR OF EVERY
STATE immediately to bring this matter to the attention
of their Legislatures and people. Our last statistics
show that nearly $200,000 is needed within the coming
fortnight, to supply this people with seed for Spring
planting. It can only be furnished by State action.
Every consideration of interest also demands that this
new State should be enabled to become self-sustaining,
productive, and eventually rich—thus to fulfill her des
tiny, and to help others, as we are now helping her.
We ask, therefore, every Legislature to do as they
would have others do to them in like distress, and at
once to grant ample supplies.
All money sent to our Treasurer, JOHN E. WIL
LIAMS, Metropolitan Bank. New York City, will be
gratefu ly acknowledged and effectively used.
All Clothing should be sent to "GEN. POMEROY,
Atchinson, Kansas," and freight should be prepaid.
THE HANOVER SILVER BAND
THIS CELEBRATED BAND
WILL GIVE A
GRAND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT,
BRANT'S CITY HALL, HARRISBURG,
On TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY Eve
nings, the 26th and 27th insts.
ADMITTANCE TWENTY-PIPE CENTS.
The INSTRUMENTS of this BAND are of pure Silver,
with Gold mountings, and the execution by the Perform
ers is such as will give the utmost satisfaction to the
All who can find it convenient, should avail themselves
of this opportunity to witness a splendid musical per
TICKETS to be had at all the Book-stores and principal
Hotels in the City, and at the door on the above eve
CAUTlON.—Whereas my Wife SARAH
‘..1 ARNOLD has left my bed and board without any
cause or provocation, this is to give notice that I will
pay no debts of her eontraeting from andaftor this date.
Feb. 19; 18131.-3toaw* Dauphin, Pa.,
GARDEN SEEDS ! I-A FRESH AND
COMPLETE aasertnient, just received and for sale by
feb2l WM. DOOE, Ja. , & CO.
N U T C 0 A L!!! --
11:7"ONLY $1 .7 5 PER TON!!! ,Ell
TREVERTON NUT COAL for sale at $1.75 per ton,
delivered by Patent Weigh Carts.
PINEGROVE COAL, just received by cars, for sale by
feb2l JAMES M. WHEELER.
QFFIOE NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY CO., /
BALTIMORE, Feb. 11, 18e1.
A general meeting of the Stockholders of this Com
pany will be held at CALVERT STATION, on THURS
DAY, THE 28ra OF FEBRUARY mucr, 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 ROST. S. noranrs, Secretary.
HOUSES TO RENT.—Two IN three
dwellings, in the brick row, on Third street, near
Walnut, are offered for rent, from the Ist of April next.
For terms, enquire of MICHAEL BURKE.
VALENTINES ! VALENTINES ! !
A large assortment of COMIC and SENTIMENTAL
VALENTINES of different styles and prices. For sale
at SCHEFFER'S BOOKSTORE,
feb9 18 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
FOR SALE.--The BUILDING on the
'corner of Walnut and Short streets, 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, Ts f e et bon 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 at
the Broker's Office of S. L. M'CIILLOOD,
feb9-dtf 126 Market Street.
HE BIBLE ON DIVORCE.—The
lowing words are from Mark a. v. 9, 12:
"What, therefore, God has joined together let not man
46 Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another
cornmitteth 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 man
put asunder." janl.2-dtf
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Board of School Controllers of said District. It may be
had on application to the Author and Publisher, South
west corner cf Lombard and 28d streets, Philadelphia,
for $6.50 per dozen, or 75 cents per copy.
Orders may be left at this office for any quantity or
number of them, and they will be promptly delivered to
address free of freight or porterage. feb/9-dOm.
SOMETHING MORE VALUABLEIIIAF
SILVER OR GOLD,
IT WILL REST ORE THE WEAR
REINSTATE THE BLOOD IN ALL
ORIGINAL PURITY AND VIGOR .
PROF. 0. J WOODS
TIESI ORATIVE COI DIAL.
y adapted s."'
Is precisely what its name indicates, for white
sant to the taste, it is revivifying, exhilaratts,r„,t;
strengthening to the vital powers. It a!ao
reinstates and renews the blood in all its o r i; i ",n
purity, and thus restores and renders the system i n ' s .„ - " ft ,'
nerable to attacks of disease. It is the only p re ;"
tion ever offered to the world In a popular for " 4 *
be within the reach of all. IS SO Sato
So chemically and skillfully combined es to b e u s ,
most powerful tonic, and yet so perfect;
perfect accordance with the laws final"
tiveact vs as
hence soothe the weakest stomach and tone up t l e d - n 4
tive organs, and allay all nervous and other irrtation-
It is also perfectly exhilarating la its e ff ects, and et •-
is never followed by lassitude or depression of R
it is composed entirely of vegetabies, and P
thoroughly combining powerful tonic and soothi
perties, and consequently can never injure . As a i ta r i . G :
preventive and cure of
CONSUMPTION, BRONCHITIS, I::::NEGSBTIOOLNy,,DYS
PEPSIA, LOSS OF APPETITE, FA IN TNESS,
VOUS IRRITABILITY, NEURALGIA. PALP/-
TA R T y I p O o N c OL N TH DE E T H A E , HEART,
T LANGUOR, GIDDINESS, AND ALL
THAT CLASS OF CASES SO
FEARFULLY F AT AL CALL
ED FEMALE WEAKNESS,
THERE IS NOTHING ITS EQUAL.
Also,. Liver Derangements or Torpidity, and Liver
Complaints, Diseases of the Ai ineys, or any gene ra l 4 .
rangements of the Urinary Organs.
It will not only cure the debility following cam s
and FEVER, but prevent all attacks arising from mins
ked. influences and cure the diseases at once, if already
TRAVELERS should have a bottle with them, as it
will infallibly prevent anydeleterious consequences fol
lowing upon change of climate and water.
As it prevents costiveness strengthens the dieertiv e
organs, it should be in the hinds of all personspl sed er ,.
LADIES not accustomed to much out-door exercise
should always use it.
MOTHERS should use it, for it is a perfect relief ; tales.
a month or two before the final trial, she will pass toe
dreadful period wan perfect ease and safety !
There is no mistake about it !!
THE CORDIAL IS ALL WE CLAIM FOR !
MOTHERS TRY IT! !
And to you we appeal to detect the illness or decline
not or ly of your daughters before it be too late, but also
your sons and husbands, for while the former from false
delicacy, often go down to a premature grave, rather
than let their condition be known in time, the latter are
often so mixed up with the excitement of business, that
if it were not for yon, they, too, would travel in the same
downward path until it is too late to arrest their fatal
fall. But the mother is always vigilant, and to you we
confidently appeal; for we are sure your never-failing
affs.ettan will unerringly point you to PROF. WOOD%
REST ORAT WE CORDIAL AND BLOOD RENOVATOR
as the remedy which should be always on hand in time
0. J. WOOD, proprietor, No. 444 Broadway, N ov
York, and No. 114 Market st., at Louis, Mo., and soli
by good druggists. Price one dollar per bottle.
Read what the Press says, after thoroughly testing the
matter, and no one can have a doabt.
Prof. WOOD'S Restorative Cordial as d Blood Rennes.
tor is a genuine medicine of real merit, pleasant to the
taste and invigorating to the system. While it purifies
the blood and soothes the nervous imitation, it aids the
organs of digestion to perform their functions, and re
sist the assault of disease. It is a chemical compound
so Wilfully comtined that while it exhilarates it does
not provoke the lassitude which usually follows excite
ment. A tonic, composed exclusively of vegetable mat.
ter, it is absolutely beneficial, and no ill effects can pos
sibly accompany its use It is an infallible and speedy
remedy fo- Loss of A ppetite, Faintness, Nervous Debil
ity, Neuralgia, Palpitation of the Heart, Falling of the
Womb, and other delicate diseases to which woman is
subject. For Sickness of the Stomach, PiliousAttacks,
Liver Complaints, Costiveness, Dyspepsia, Consumption,
and a host of evils flesh is heir to, it is a certain cure,--
St. Louis Morning Herald.
PROF. WOOD'S RESTORATIVE CORDIAL .—lt iSreCOrded
in the Classics that Psyche was once sent to a climate
warmer than the West Indies, to procure a sample of the
beauty cf Prosperine in a box. After some delay the
met, aenger returned, and as soon as the lid of the box
was removed, out dew all the ills that flesh is heir to.—
Fortunattly, hope was found in the bottom of the lox.
Prof. WOOD'S Restorative Cordial revives the recollec
tion of the story, for it invigorates the blood, aids the
organs of digestion, imparts strength to the nervous sys
tem, and fortifies the citadel of health, so as to bid de.
fiance to the assaults of disease. It is a healthy tonic,
composed entirely of vegetable productions, and while
it is exhilarating as pure wine, no injurious results van
possibly follow its use. It is a desideratum in the medi.
cal world, and those who are afflicted with loss of appe
tite, Dyspepsia, Consumption, Faintness, Giddiness,
Hewnlgia, Palpitation of the Heart, &c.. will find here
an infallible panacea.—St. Louis Daily Express.
PROF. WOOD'S RRSTORATIVE CORDIAL AND BLOOD Raw-
OVATOR is, without doubt, the best tonic Cordial in the
world. To those who are suffering from G eneral Debili
ty, we would recommend its use, for it is pleasant to the
taste, is strengthening to the system, and will at Once
tend to remove all impurities of the blood, and eradicate
all traces of disease. It can be taken by the weakest
stomach, while those in good health will at once feel its
exhilarating power. We are confident that after using
one botlte of this Cordial none will be for a day without
it.—new York Leader.
A Polo, HEALTHY TONIC, and one free from the dele
terious and injurious effects sure to follow those in ordi
nary use, has long been felt to be a desideratum in the
medical world. Such a tonic, and one so skillfully corn
bined from the vegetable kingdom as to act in perfect
accordance with the laws of nature, and thus soothe the
weakest stomach, and at the same time allay nervous
and other irritations, and tone up all the organs of which
the human body is composed, is offered in Prof. WOOD'S
Restorative Cordial and Blood Renovator. Hence, it is
perfectly adapted to old and young. Reader, try it.—
Thousands have already done so, and the testimony 0
universal in its favor.—New York Atlas.
PROF. WOOD 5 8 RESTORATIVE CORDIAL AND BLOOD FIBS•
OVATOR, for the cure of General Debility, or Weakness
arising from any cause; also, Dyspepsia, Nervousness,
Night Sweats, Incipient Consumption, Liver Cemplaints,
Biliousness, Loss of Appetite, Female Weakness in all
stages; also to prevent the contraction of disease, is cer
tainly the beat and most agreeable Cordial tonic and
Renovator ever offered to theafllicted, and so chemically
combined as to be the mostpowerful tonic eyerknown to
medical science. Reader, try it. It will do you good.
We have no hesitation in recommending it, since we
know it to be a safe, pleasant and sure remedy for the
diseases enumerated.—New York Despatch.
frrßeforemoticing a patent medicine, we hate to
be certain that it will prove itself to be all that it is re.
commended. And we would say that the Restorative
Cordial and Blood Renovator of Prof. Wood will stand
the teat fully, and in fact it is without any doubt the
first article in the market for Purifying the Blood Awl
strengthening the system. We have no hesitation in
recommending its tine tq all; — FM iffiffr•
Loot TO YOIIN9III IN TINE.—HOIr M 51 ,71 in C" 9e '
quence of a false delicacy, suffer from suppressed, pa*
ful or obstructed menstruation, and think because they
are young that bye-and-bye nature will work itself clear
from obstructions, and all come right in the end, little
dreaming that the seeds of death are already germinating
in the system because the vital energies are impaired,
and the entire animal economy deranged, debilitated;
and yet, careless of themselves as they are, if &remedy
were set before them Which would restore all the func
tions of the system, and re -invigorate the body, they
would take it, and this be in time to save their lives.--
Parents think of this, and at once give them a bottle of
Prof. Wood's ReStOratiTO Cordial and Blood Renovator.
—ll em York Courier.
0. J. WOOD, Proprietor, No. 444 Broadway, and No.
114 Market Street, Bt. Louis, MO.
lETAt No. 444 Broadway, all the Family and Patent
Medicines constantly on hand. Always fresh and genu