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El' Easiness notices tilMerted in the aoost. ammo, or
before marriages and deattut, FITE oxtrig PIA 1.133 fer 0 8 4
insertion. To merchantsand others advertieingby theyeer
Aberalte• as will be offered.
Er The numberolinsertions must be designatadon the
UTMarriages and Deaths will be inserted et the Patna
elms regular advertisements.
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caTOOL BOOBS.--School Directors ;
S Teachers Parents, Scholars, and others, in want of
School Books: School Stationery, &c., will find a complete
smortrarrat at S. M. POLLOCK & SON'S BOOK STORK.,
gasket Square, Harrisburg, comprising in part the follow-
RNADRRS.—Mclauffey's, Parker's, Cobb's, Angell's
SPSLLINCI BoollB.—McGaffers, Cobb's, Webster's,
Town's, Body's. 0 ombry's.
INeutsa GRAMMARS.—Bullion's, Smith's, Wood
b r idge's, Monteitii,s, Tuthill's, Hart's)
lllSTORlRS.—Grimshaw's, Davenport's Frost's, ma
son's, Willard's, Good ri ch's, Pinnock's, Davenports, and
ARlTEUlLlTlClL.ssfireenlears, Stoddard's, Binerson's,
Pike's, Rose's, Collinrit's, Smith and Dukes, Bashi's_
ALGRBRAB.--Greenleaf's, Davie% Dare, Bay's,
TV:MARTEL—WaIker's School, Cobb's Walker,
Worcesteres Oomprehenslte, Woreester'S Petal', Web
ster's Primary, Webster's High School, Webster's Quarto,
NATDRAL PHILOBOPHIRS.--Comstocles, Parker's,
Swift's. The above with a great variety of others casort at
any time be found at my store. Also, a complete as.
ment of School Stationery, embracing in the while a com
plete outfit for school purposes. Any book not in the store.
procured vit. one days notice.
Er Conntry Merchants supplied at wholesale rates.
Bon's LUMP= for sale al
I. M. POLLOCK. do SON'S BOOK STOKE, Harrisburg.
Wholesale and Retail. myl
JUST ABC BIV Mll
' OP VARIOUS SIZES AND PRIORS,
Which, fox beauty and use, &tenet be excelled,
RENEMBRR THE PLACE,
NO- IA XARNAT STUNT. marl
N. EW BOOKS!
117 ST RECEIVED
"SEAL /Clip SAY," by the author of fc Wide, Wisle
World 1 7 "Dollars and Cents," &c.
"HISTORY OR METHODISM,”byA.Stevens, LL.D.
For sale at SCHEFBERS' BOOKSTORE,
ape No. 18 Malice at.
A LARGE AND SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF
RicirLY SILT AND ORNAMENTAL
Of variong Designs and G019r5, for 8 °Gate,
TISSUEPAPER AND CUT PLY PAPER,
At [my24] SOSEFFER'S BOOKSTORE.
WALL PAPER ! WALL PAPER
Just received, our Spring Stock of WALL PAPER,
BORDERS, EIRE SCREENS, &c., &c. It is the largest
and best selected assortment inthe city, ranging in price
from MX (6) cents up to one dollar and a quarter ($1.25.)
As we peahens very low for cash, We are prepared to
sell at as low rates, if not lower, than can be bad else
where. If purchasers will call and examine, we feel
confident that we can please them in respect to price
and quality. E. hi POLLOCK & SON,
spa Below limes' Roue, Market Square.
T.E T T R, CAP, NOTE PAPERS,
Pens, Holders, Pencils Envelopes, Sealing Wax, of
the bestipa li ty, at low prices, direct from the manu
maxBo SCHREIER'S CHEAP BOOKSTORE
LAW BOOKS I LAW BOOKS ! !—A
general assortment of LAW BOORS, all the State
'Reports and Standard Elementary Works, with many of
the old English Reports, scarce and rare, together with
a large assortment of second-hand Law 'Woks, at very
low prices, at the one price Bookstore of
E. M. roixocs. it SON,
Market Square, -Harrisburg.
A.N ARRIVAL OF,
APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON!
SILK LINEN PAPER
PANS! • F ANSI! PANS!!!
ANOTHER AND SPLENDID LOS OF
SPLICED FISHING RODS!
Trout Flies, Gut and Hair Snoods, Grass Lines, Silk
and Hair Plaited Lines, and a general assortment of
A COMAS YARLICTI OF
Which we will sen as cheap as the elleapest!
Silver Head Loaded Sword Hickory Fanc
Canes! Canes ! Canes ! (lanes ! Cane s!
SELLER'S DRVO• AND FANCY STORE,
NO. 91 NURSES STRESS,
South side, one door east of Fourth street je9.
B J. HARRIS
WORKER IN TIN,
SHEET IRON, AND
Second "Street, below 0/14e,
• HARRISBURG, PA.
Is prepared to fill ordain; for any article in his branch of
haziness; and if not on band, he will make to order on
METALLIC ROOFING, of Tin or cialvanised Iron,
constantly on band.
Also, Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware, Spouting, /te.
He hopes,by strict attention to the - wants of his mato
nuns, to merit and remiss a ipmeronii slum of public pet
Mr Beery promise strictly fulfilled.
B. J. =OA
Second Street. below Chestnut.
MACKEREL, (Nos. 1, 2 and 3.)
SALMON, (very superior.)
MAD, (Mesa and very fin HE e.)
RRING, (extra large.)
SMOKED HERRING, (extra Digby.)
kaursics AND ANCHOVIES.
Of the above we have Mackerel in whole, half, (piaster
and eighth bbls. Herring in whole and half bbls.
The entire lot new—maser FROM vas VIIIIIBRIEB 3 and
will sell them at the lowest market rates.
eeelA WM. DOON, 734 & 00.
Dl7O DM MONTEBELLO,
HEIDRIECK & CO.
GIESLER & CO.
-s , ANCHORmmEY atoussEtrx,
In store and for sale by
JOHN 11, Md.En t
73 Market street.
TiRCKORY WOOD ! 1-A SUPERIOR LOT
ya 'pat received, and for sale in quantities to snit pnr
*Mem by JAMES M. MUMBLER.
Also, OAX AND PINE constantly on hand at the
lowest prices. deed
VABITLY BIBLES, from 11 to 110,
x strong and handsomely bound, printed on good paper,
with elegant clear new type, sold at
motel. . WHET/FAR% Cheap Boot.st we.
fIitANBERRIES I I I-A SPLENDID LOT
jest received by
FOR a flUperi9 l ' and cheap TABLE or
SALAD OIL go to
SELLER'S DRtG STORM.
T HE Fruit Growers' Handbook—by
tia—wholossle *wht'll at
inobti • 508871111193 Bookstore.
RPERM CANDLES.—A large supply
b., last receive& by
11.08 WM. DOCK. la., le CO.
YELLER'S DRUG STORE is the pities
t. fwd th• beet anorbuent of Porto Mmbo.
WM. DOCK, 3'2., & CO
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A ILP riot
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Lim of Trawl.
WINTER TIME TABLE
FIVE TRAINS DAILY TO & FROM PRILADELPIIII
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH, 1860,
The Passenger Trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad Core
parry will depart from and arrive at Harrisburg aiA
Philadelphia as follows :
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harrisburg a
2.40 a. in., and arrives at West Philadelphia at 0.60 a.rn
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg at 12.55 P. in., and
arrives at West Philadelphia at 6.00 p.
MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg at 5.15 p. m., and ar
rives at West Philadelphia at 10.20 p. m.
TheSe Trains make close connection at Philadelphia
with the New York Lines.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, No.l, leaves Harrisburg
at 7.30 a. in., runs via Mount Joy, and arrives at West
Philadelphia at 12.30 p. m.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION leaves Harids
burg at 1.15 p. in., and arrives at West Philadelphia at
6.40 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, N 0.2, leaves Harrisburg
at 5.26 p. m., runs via Mount soy, connecting at Diller
vile with MAIL TRAIN East for Philadelphia.
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaven Philadelphia
10.60 p. in., and arrives at Harrisburg at 3.10 a. in.
MAIL TRAIN leaves Philadelphia at 8.00 a. m., an
artiVee at Harrisburg at 1.20 p. m.
LOCAL MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg for Pittabur
at 7.00 a. ut.- •
FAST LINE leaves Philadelphia at 12.00 noon, and ar
rives at Harrisburg at 4.10 p. m.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION • TRAIN leaves
Philadelphia at 2.00 p. in., and arrives at Harrisburg at
740 p. in,
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves Pbuadelphis
4.004. in., and arrives at Harrisburg at 9.45 p. m.
Attention is called to the fact, that passengers leaving
Philadelphia at 4 p. M. connect at Laneaster with
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, and arrive
Harrisburg at 9.45 p. m.
SAMUEL D. YOUNG,
n023-dti" Supt. East. Dia. Penn s a Railroad.
NEW AIR LINE ROUTE
Shortest in Distance and Quickest in Time
BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES OP
NEW YORK AND HARRISBURG,
READING, ALLENTOWN AND EASTON
MORNING EXPRESS, W9l/t, leaves New York at 0
a. m., arriving at Harrisburg at 1 p. in., only 8% hours
between the two cities.
HAIL LINE leaves New York at 12.00 noon, and ar
rives at Harrisburg at 8.15 p. m.
MORNING MAIL LINE, East, leaves Harrisburg
8.00 a. m., arriving at New York at 5.20 p. m. -
AFTERNOON EXPRESS LINE, East, leaves Harris
burg at 1.16 p, in., arriving at New York at 9.45 p. m.
Connections are made at Harrisburg at I.oop. m. with
the Passenger Trains in each direction on the Pennsy i lva.
trio. Cumberland Valley and riortner..- Tr.idroade
Ali Trains oenneet at Reading with Trains for Potia
vine and Philadelphia, and at Allentown for Maneb
Chunk, Easton, &e.
No change of Passenger Cars or Baggage between New
York and Harrisburg, by the 6.00 a. m. Line from New
York or the 1.15 p. In. from Harrisburg.
For beauty of scenery and speed, comfort and seem
modation, this Route presents superior inducements to
the traveling public.
For Tickets and other information apply to
S. J. CLYDE, General Agent,
ON AND AFTZIN, DNC. 12, 1860,
TWO PASSENGER TRAINS LEAVE HARRISBURG ,
DAILY, (Sandaye excepted,) at 8.00 A. M., and 1.15 P.
f i f., f or Philadelphia, arrivingthars at 1.25 P.M., and 6.15
RETURNING, LEAVE PHILADELPHIA at 8.00 A.M.
and 3.30 P.M., arriving at Harriabarg at 1 P. AI. and 8.10
FARES :—To Philadelphia, No. 1 Care, $3.25 ; No. 2,
(in same train) $2.75-
PARES!---To Reading gm and 21,80,
At Beading, connect with trains for Pottsville, !diners
villa, Tamaqua, Oatavrissa,
NOVA TRAINS LEAVE READING FOR PHILADEL
PHIA DAILY, at BA. M.,10.45 A. M.,12.80 noon and
3.43 P. M.
LEAVE PHILADELPHIA FOB READING at 8 A.
51 0 1,00 F. 74,, 3.30 P. M. ! and ECG P. M,
FARES:--Beading to Philadelphia, $1.75 and $1.45.
THE MORNING TRAIN FROM HARRISBURG CON
NECTS AT BEADING with up twain for Wilkeibarra
Pittston and Scranton.
For through tickets and other information apply to
J. T. CLYDE,
dels.dtf General Agent.
NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
ON AND AFTER WEDNESDAY, JANUARY aorn,
1301 the Passenger Trains of theHortherneentraliail•
way will leave Harrisburg as follows : •
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN will leave 0..3.00 ft. la.
MAIL TRAIN willleave at ...... LOD p.m.
MAIL TRAIN will leaTe at .-»--,.. p• tn.
The only Train leaving Harrisburg on Sunday milli e
the ACCOMMODATION TRAIN South. at 3.00 a. ni.
For further information apply at the office, in Peron
Sylvania Railroad Depot. JOUN W. MALL, Ageat.
Harrisburg, Jan 30, 1861.—jan31.
ABDUCTION OF PASSINGICR 7AIOIB,
ON AND AFTER MONDAY, APRIL 2, DAB
With 26 Coupons, will be issued between any point*
"Bind, good for the holder and any member of his
family, in any Passenger train, and at any time—at 26
per cent. below the regular fares.
Parties having occasion to use the Road frequently Ma
business or pleasure, will find the above arrangement
convenient and aren't - mile-al; as Four Passenger trains
MB MIRY tacit Philadelphia
and Two Trainr or` - v between Reading, Pottsville and
Harrisburg. Or Sundays , only one morning train Down,
and one afterr try. train Up, runs between Pottsvilleand
Philadelphir and no Passenger train on the Lebanon
Tolley BMA Railroad.
For thr aboye Tickets, or any information relating
thereto. apply to B. Bradford, Esq., Treasurer,Philadel
phia, a the respective Ticket Agents on the line, or to
(1. A. NIOOLLB 3 Genernl Buyt.
Maxon gf , 1860.-10411-dtf
FIRST CLASS GROCERIES. ! ! !
HAYING JUST BIBTURII . E9 from the Eastern cities, where
we have selected with the gieatest care a large and cons
plate assortment of superior 000 PO, which embrace
everything kept in the beet City Groceries, we respect.
!idly and cordially invite the public to examine our
stock and hear our prices:
febls . WM. DOCK, 3a., & CO.
HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1861.
That we have recently added to our already full stook
FOR THE HANDKERCHIEF :
ODOR OF MUSK,
• LUBIN'S ESSENCE BOUQUET,
FOR THE Hem:
MYRTLE AND VIOLET POMATUM.
FOR THE COMPLEXION :
TALC OF VENICE,
ROSE LEAF POWDER,
NEW MOWN HAY POWDER,
BLANC DE PEILLES.
NEW MOWN HAY,
Having the largest stook and beet assortment of Toilet
Articles, we fancy that we are better able thin our com
petitors to get up a complete Toilet Set at any price de
sired. Call and see.
Always on hand a FRESH Stock of DRUGS, MEDI
CINES, CHEMICALS, Ito consequent of cw re
ceiving almost daily additions thereto. -
KELLER'S DRUG AND FANCY STORE,
91 Market Street, two doors East of Fourth. Street,
see South side.
JA'CKSON & 00.'8
NO: 903 MARKET STREET,
Where they intend to devote their entire time to the
manufacture of ,
BOOTS AND SHOES
Of all kinds and varieties, in the neatest and'inost fash
ionable styles, and at eatisfactory
Their stock will consist, in tart, of Genikmen s s Pine
Calf and Patent. Leather Roots and Shees;lateet.etylest
_tactics' and Intsts 1 Gaiters, and othet Shoes in great
variety; and in fact everything connected with the
Shoe business. , •
CUSTOMER WORK will be particularly attended to,
and in all eases will satisfaction be warranted. Lash
fitted up by one of the best makers in the country.
The long practical experience of the undersigned, and
their - titermit knowledge of the business will, they
trust, be sufficient guarantee to the public that they
will do them justice, and furnish them an article tha
will recommend itself for utility, 'Cheapness and dura
bility. (janci JACKSON & 00.
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF
HUMPHREY'S HOMEOPATHIC SPECIFICS
TO WittOti W !TOM TEM
ATTENTION OF THE AFFLICTED!:
For sale at ,
ap9 No. 18 Market et
WE OFFE.R TO
A. New Leit of '
• • T. A .14 9 „P.H i sia9
Of Nautlfal Styles, subetintlally made
A Splendid Assortment of
A New andplegant Perfume,
KNIGHTS TEMPiLARIP LBOQHET i •
Put up in Cut Glass Engraved Bottles.
A Complete Assortment of .
AND HE 0 HIE/ PERFUMES,
Of the best Manufacture.
A very Handsome Variety of .
POWDER PUFF BOXES.
KELLER'S DRUG STORE,
• MU 9l Market street
JOHN. W. GLOVER,
Has removed to
60 MARKET STREET,
Where he will be pleased to see all hie friend .
CHEMICAL SPERM CANDLES,
STAR (topinton) CANDLES,
A large invoice of the above in store, and for sale at
unusually low rates, by
WM. DOCK, in., & CO.,
jani t Opposite the Court House
GUN AND BLASTING POWDER.
.TAMES M. WHEELER,
AGENT FOR ALL
POWDER AND FUSE
I. E. DUPONT DE NEMOURS d 4 00,,
11:7- A lar . ge supply always on hand. For sale at manu
facturer's prices. Magazine two miles below town.
fp"Orders received at Warehouse. non
SCOTCH WHISKY.—One Puncheon
of PURE SCOTCH WHISKY Just received and for
sale by JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
jan2 73 Market street.
EMPTY BOTTLES ! 1 !—Of all sizes
andUescriptiono, for male low by
dote WM. DOCK, Ja. , & CO.
HATCH & CO.,
188 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.
FLOUR, GRAIN, PRODUCE, COTTON,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
D YOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS,
WIRE, PORTER, MINERAL WATER, PICKLE AND
OF RYER! DRBORIPTION.
H. B. & G. W. BREWERS,
oelOdly 27 South Front starlit, Philadelphic
OTTLED WINES, BRANDIES,
LIQUORS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION!
Together with a complete assortment, (wholesale and
retail„) embracing everything in the line, will be sold at
cost, without reserve.
jaul WM. DOCK, Ta., & CO.
HAVANA CIGARS.—A Fine. Assort
mut, comprising Figaro, Zziagozons, Buiza,
Bird, Fire-Ply, litelvina , La Capitolio of ail
sizes and qualities, in quarter, one- fl , and one-tenth
boxes, just received, and for sale low by
JOHN 11. ZIEGLICU,
J4Ol. 78 Market Street.
WELLER'S DRUG STORE is the place
to buy Domestic KaWow
Ett Vatriot tt- 'anion.
THURSDAY MORNING, FEB. 28, 1861.
THE NATIONAL CRISIS.
THE DESIGNS OF REDPAT ET, JOHN BROWN, FRED
DOUGLASS, JR., &C.
The Chicago Times of the 21st inst., has the
following account of another "horrible conspi
racy," about as reliable, let us hope, as the one
about the invasion of the Federal capital, or
the assassination of Mr. Lincoln :
There are many facts which go to show that
a daring scheme is on foot among the free negro
population of - the Northern States and the
Canadas; that under the direction of such tur
bulent agitators as Redpate, Fred Dohglass and
young John Drown, on whose shoulders has
fallen most fully the mantle of his father's
blood-thirsty fanaticism, they are proposing to
take advantage of the first outbreak of war to
consummate a war upon the South, in which
all the horrors contemplated by John Brown,
Sr., will find their full realization. A few of
the facts leading to this conclusion have been
already given by us, and others have been fur
nished us by a gentleman whose source of in
formation is very near headquarters. The facts
alrenclialluded to in this paper, from time to
tin:lo E 4re, some of them, as follows ;
The presence of. Gerritt Smith and other agi
tators in Canada, and the threatening language
s held-by reported aeldll them there, the movements
of the notorious Redpath, who has been flitting
like a spirit of evil all over the land for the
past few months—no* in Kansas, now in Can
ada, now on a mysterious voyage by sea,
baund, - in the opinion of some, for the coast of
Georgia or Florida, and turning up unexpect
edly in Hayti; John Brown, Jr., among the
negroes in Canada, eating, living and sleeping
with them, -and using his efforts to persuade
them into some scheme, the purport of which
coed only be guessed; letters have appeared
in various Northern papers, intimating that the
negroes . of Canada were arming, with a view
to the invasion. of the South.-that they only
awaited the declaration of. war to take up their
line of march, and that they feared nothing so
much as compromise, and hoped for nothing so
much as coercion. These and °alerts* which
have at different times transpired, furnish
ground for serious apprehension.
That this apprehension is well founded, we
have reason to believe from additional informa
tion received' by us yisterday. Moninouth,
111inOie, is, in this State, one of the foci of the
eccentricity of abolitionism—it is noted for
the almost unanimity of its radical sentiment;
and matters which even in Chicago would be
told and talked of only in whispers, are there
discussed with impunity, it being considered
all en famille. We are informed by a gentle
man, a democrat of that city, that it is no
there that such a movement as that above
intimated is fullY determined on. In fact
many of the details are given with a circum
stantiality that leaves little room for doubt. A
.prominent abolitionist of that place, Who is in
correspondence with the plotters all over the
country, says openly_ that an army of 8,000
Northern negroes, armed, equipped and well
drilled, is ready to march at a moment's -warn
ing, and can be concentrated in forty-eight
hours at any available point on the border;
that they .are in sympathy and concert with the
free negroes of Canada, who will furnish seve
ral thousand more; that the men who are at
the head of this movement are, ostensibly, Red
pith, Fred. Douglas and John Brown, Jr., but
that their object is known to and sympathized
with by prominent abolitionists of the North,
and particularly of the northwest, in and out
of Nngreas ; that the mission of Redpath to
Hayti is for the purpose of obtaining assistance
in his scheme from President Geffrard, and
sounding the negroes of that island with tt view
to raise an army there; that the plan of these
gents is to strike the slave line, with their
colored cohorts, somewhere in the neighbor
hood of the Mississippi, march in a body, and
directly for the Gulf, through - the portions of
the South most 'thickly populated with slaves,
stir up insurrection amongst these as they go,
force or induce the slaves to join them, pillage,
plunder, murder and burn, leaving their track
as desolate as the desert and black with ruin ;
reaching the Gulf, they will veer to the South
west, ravage the Gulf coast, pass through
Texas, skirt along the Mexican coast, and make
themeelvas a home in Central America, where
they are prospecting for the location of their
THE PEACE CONFERENCE.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.—The propositions of
the committee of the Peace Convention were
all acted upon last n ght, and several amend
ments were adopted. Moat of them were verbal
and immaterial. To-day Mr. Field moved
resolution to the effect that secession was il
legal, &e. It was tabled. A vote was taken
on the proposition of Mr. Baldwin, of Connec
ticut, for a national convention to amend the
Constitution, which should be imitated by State
Legislatures. It was defeated.
Then the question came up on the adoption
of the first section of the report of the com
mittee, as modified by the acceptance of Mr.
Franklin's amendment, a transcript of which I
sent you a day or two Nino. This was defeated
by a vote of eleven to eight, a majority of the
Virginia and North Carolina delegations voting
against it, declaring that it would not satisfy
the people a said States. Other border slave
States voted for it. Much excitement was
caused by this unexpected result, and a recon
sideration of the vote was moved by Illinois.
A significant fact.
It is understood 'tlmt Messrs. Ruffin and
Moorehead, of the North Carolina delegation,
were for the adoption of the section ; also, that
Messrs. Summers and Rives, of Virginia, were
vinanthi CONVENTION-SPEECH OF MR. GOO.
GIN-HE FAVORS A CONFEDERATION OF THE
BORDER STATES, AND THINKS THE PERIOD
FOR CONFERENCE WITH THE NORTH IS PAS
iticumown, Feb. 26.—Mr. Moore's resoluitons
were again under consideration in the conven
tion to. day, when Mr. Goode finist.ed his speech,
in the course of which he said: affirm
that it is the duty of Virginia in this trying
hour to go with the South, as the only method
of restoring peace to the country."
Mr Goggin read a series of resolutions which
he proposed to offer : That the Southern
States should have proposed amendments to
the Constitution, in pursuance of the fifth
that it is the duty of Virginia now to
invoke the co-operation of the border States to
provide measures for concurrent action here
after; that Virginia is attached to the Union
as it was, but it does not protect her rights as
it is ; that it becomes her people, in convention,
to look to every remedy for relief, and provide,
in the event of failure, for the future relations
she is to occupy, having a due regard to her
position as one of the Southern States.
Mr. Goggin made a long speech in advocacy
of his resolutions. He denied the doctrine of
the constitutional right of secession, but ad
mitted that there was a revolutionary remedy
for wrongs. He wonted consultation with the
border States to form a confederacy, and invite
others to join it. He oppose 3 precipitate
action, but said that whenever Virginia went
he should go with her. He believed that Vir
ginia would be insecure in a Southern confed
eracy, but the period for conference With the
North had now passed.
Mr. Goggin gave way to a motion to adjourn
UNITED STATES TROOPS IN TEXAS-THE SUR
RENDER OF MILITARY PROPERTY Dv GEN.
It was announced yesterday that General
Twiggs, commander of the military department
of Texas, had surrendered all the military
property, belonging to the Federal Government,
over to the State authorities. The following
from Texas papers, issued previous to the
surrender, is therefore of interest :
The San Antonio Ledger is informed that
Gov. Houston has sent an express to General
Twiggs to announce that Coi. John R. Baylor
contemplates a descent on San Antonio, with a
force of 1,000 men, for the purpose of seizing
the arsenal and other public property.
The La Grange True Issue has news from
G onza l es Th a t a regiment of men has moved
upon San Antonio for the purpose above set
Gen. Twiggs has called in additional United
States troops to protect the federal arsenal and
stores there ; he has declared his willingness to
surrender the property to the care of the State
when a proper official demand shall be made
on him by the Texas authorities. The General
has notified the War:Department that his sword
shalt never be drawn against an American
There are 37 companies of United States
troops in Texas-22 infantry, 5 artillery and 10
of cavalry. Twenty companies are on the Rio
Grande.; seventeen companies id% - stationed
within the interior, from Camp Cooper, Phan
tom Hill, in the northern part of the State,
down south as far as Ban Autouie, and Fort
Inge, 'near Fort Duncan, on the. Rio Grande.
This force amounts to about 2,500 men, and if
withdrawn by the United States it will require
that Texas shall bring into the field an army of
equal numbers. It is proposed to do so im
mediately. This will cost $3,000,000 or $4,-
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 1861
The Senate met at 7/ o'clock
Mr_ SMITH moved that the Senate proceed
to the second reading and consideration of the
bill to commute the tonnage tax.
Messrs. PENNEY and SMITH called the yeas
Mr. FINNEY raised a point of order on the
ground that the special session was called for
the consideration of this hill.
The SPEAKER ruled the point of order well
taken; that there was no other bill before this
special session, and that it required no motion
to call up the bill.
Mr. PENNEY raised a point of order that no
bill can be called up twice on the same day
except by a suspension of the rule, sustained
by a two third vote. The SPEAKER, ruled
the point of order not well taken.
Messrs. PENNEY and BOUND appealed from
the decision of the Chair. After some debate
the decision of the SPEAKER was sustained
by the following vote :—Yeas 20, nays 12.
The first section of the bill was read.
Mr. PENNEY moved to amend by striking out
all after the word "repealed," in the 35th line,
which was not agreed to—yeas 15, nays 18.
Mr. PENNEY offered an amendment to come
in at the end of the section giving the State
power to resume the collection of tonnage du
ties under certain contingencies, which was
not agreed to—yeas 15, nays 17.
The question recurring, the first section was
passed as follows : yeas 18, nays 15.
The second section was read, to which Mr.
IRISH offered au amendment; which was not
agreed to—yeas 14, nays 18.
The question recurring, the section was
Passed—yeas 18, nays 15.
The third section was passed—yeas, 82,nays 0.
The fourth section was read.
Mr. PENNEY moved to amend at end of
fourth line, by inserting "Allegheny Valley
railroad;" which was not agreed to—yeas 7,
Mr. WELSH offered an amendment; which
was not agreed to—yeas 15, nays 17.
Mr. CRAWFORD moved to amend after the
fourth line by inserting the name of a railroad
in Perry county ; which was not agreed to—
yeas 6, nays 20.
Mr. ROBINSON moved to amend by insert
ing the Pittsburg and Erie and Union railroads;
which was not agreed to—yeas 7, nays 28.
Mr. PENNEY moved to strike out the proviso
limiting the time for which these constructions
are set down ; which was not agreed to.
The question recurring, the fourth election
passed—yeas 19, nays 11.
The last section was passed.
Mr. PENNEY offered an additional section
that the Legislature shall reserve the right to
alter or amend the charter of the company;
which was not agreed to—yeas 13, nays 15.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27. 1861
The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock
a. m. by the SPEAKER. Prayer by Rev. Mr.
BILLS IN PLACE
Mr. SERItILL, a supplement to the act relit•
ting to hawkers and peddlers.
Mr. CONNELL, supplement to an act incor
porating the Second and Third Street passenger
Also, an act to authorize the Welsh society
of Philadelphia, to sell and convey a certain
lot in West Philadelphia, known as the Welsh
Mr. 11EISTAND, a supplement to the act
relating to Tagrants in Lancaster county.
Mr. SMITH offered a resolution that for the
purpose of considering the bill to change the
name of the Sunbury and Erie railroad com
pany, &0., the Senate will hold special sessions
this afternoon and evening. The resolution
was subsequently modified so as to include the
consideration of the bill for the commutation
of the tonnage tax ; which was agreed to.
Mr. PARKER offered a resolution that the
kml4lolollB of the Bank Committee be ex
tended to the savings banks afid trust compa
nies of this Commonwealth, with power to
send for persons and papers ; which was agreed
to—yeas 18, nays U.
BILLS ON SECOND READING.
The act to incorporate the Allegheny oil
company came up on second reading, and was
The act to incorporate the Lombard and
South Street passenger railway company came
up on the orders. A number of amendments
were voted down—among them, one providing
for the purchase of the omnibus line on Lom
bard street. The bill was passed. and ordered
to be transcribed for a third reading.
On motion of Mr. FINNEY, joint resolution
providing for the pay of the Peace Commis
sioners was taken up and passed. It appro
priates $4,000 for the purpose.
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THE WHEILY will be published se heretofore, semi.
weekly during the session of the Legislature, and ones
week the remainder of the year, for two dollars in ad•
vanes, or three dollars at the expiration of the year.
Connected with this establishment is an extenaive
1011 0.111014, containing a variety of plain and fans,
type, unequalled by any establishment bathe interior of
the State, for which the patronage of the public is so.
On motion of Mr. PARKER, the bill to incor
porate the South and Lombard Street passenger
railway was taken up under a tinepenBion of ate
rules and passed—yeas 17, nays 8.
Mr, HALL called up an act to extend the
provisions of an act to the several counties of
this Commonwealth, for the protection of fruit,
and the punishment of trespass; which, after
come debate, was postponed for the present.
Mr. CONNELL called up the act to authorize
the sale of the Walnut Hill school property is
28d Ward, which was passed. A ik
The SPEAKER announced that the first thing
on the orders was the second reading and con
sideration of the bill to change the name of the
Sunbury and Erie railroad company, and to
facilitate the completion of a railroad from
Sunbury to Erie.
The first sectioh pecced without objection!
The second section was read
Mr. IRISH offered an amendment that the
Sunbury and Erie company subscribe $500,000
to the Allegheny Valley railroad; which, after
some debate, was not agreed to—yeas 12, nays
Mr. PENNEY i n Vved to strike out one million
pounds sterling and insert four hundred thou
sand pounds; also, to strike out fire millions
of dollars and insert two millions of dollars;
which was not agreed to—yeas 8, naye 22.
The question recurring, the second section
was passed--yeas 20, nays 8.
On motion, adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 1861.
The House Wes called to order at 10 o'clock.
Mr. GORDON, an act .to consolidate the
penal laws of the Commonwealth.
Mr. EILENBERGETt i an ant to annul the
marriage contract between Charles Miller and
Eleonora his wife.
Mr. SELTZER, an act relative to granting
licenses to beer houses. -
Mr. PRESTON, a supplement to the. Second
and Third Streets passenger railway.
Mr. SMITH, an act to incorporate the Union
passenger railway company. •
Mr. HUHN, an act, to incorporate the Ash
land cemetery association, of Schuylkill county.
Mr. ABBOTT, an act for the appointment, of
an additional commissioner to take depositions .;
Mr_ PIERCE, a supplement to the act to alto
the judiciary system of the Commonwealth.
Mr: BUTLER, an act to incorporate the. Peo
ples' railway from the Navy yard, along Broad
street, to Fairmount..
Mr. SHEPPARD reported a joint resolution
making an appropriation of $lO,OOO for the
suffering people of Kansas.
Mr. ARMSTRONG moved to proceed to the
consideration of the bill. Carried.
Mr. ARMSTRONG thereupon moved to
amend by inserting thirty thousand dollars
instead of ten. He spoke of the great distress
prevailing in Kansas, and said that starvation
was staring the people in the face.
Mr. SMITH moved to strike out the word
Kansas, wherever it occurs, and insert Penn
Mr. BARTIIOLOMEW would support the
Armstrong amendment. Let us close our eyes
to, political prejudice in such a sad moment.
This gift a one which will come bit* tens with
Mr. BLISS moved a further amendment to
strike out thirty thousand dollars, and insert
twenty thousand dollars.
Mr. DAVIS (SPEAKER) said it would be a
disgrace to the State to refuse to vote less than
thirty thousand dollars.
Mr. HUHN made an earnest appeal in favor
of the latter sum.
Mr. HILL accorded to the gentleman who
had made such earnest appeals; all goodness
of heart. He was opposed to voting away,
with unsparing hands, the people's money.—
No man bad a right to build up his character
for liberality at the expellee of the public
treasury. Thousands of worthy families in
Philadelphia were at the present time on the
very verge of starvation. We should begin
with charity at home.
Mr. BLISS withdrew his amendment.
Mr. TRACY moved an amendment., provided
each member of the House pay $lO. Declared
out of order.
Mr. TRACY was sorry that his amendment
was not in order. He desired to Shey the
people of Pennsylvania that when voting away
their money, he was willing to put his hand in
his own pocket.
Mr. SHEPPARD said it was useless to deny
that much suffering existed in Pennsylvania.
But were he to offer a resolution for their relief, -
it would be hooted out of the House. He ad
mitted that this was an extraordinary case '
we should be careful how deep we put our
hands into the public treasury.
Mr. RANDALL said there are as many people
in Philadelphia to-day starving for bread as
there are in Kansas. He doubted the legality
of voting away money in this manner.
Mr. BILL moved, for 4he purpose of testing
the liberality of the House, to postpone the
matter for the present.
Mr. ACKER moved an amendment to post
pone until to-morrow. Voted down.
Mr. HILL'S amendment was then negatived.
Mr. APDONOUGH moved that the hour of
adjournment be extended until the bill be gone
through with. Carried.
The question was then taken on Mr. ARM
STRONG'S amendment appropriating $30,000;
Curried—yeas 60, nays I% The bill paned
THE SIEGE OF GAETA—Bol74bardlEffit by the
Naval Squadron.—A letter from Gaeta, (Italy,)
speaking of the siege of. that city, says:
Oa the night of the 21st of January, abontlo
o'clock, an experiment was made with the
electric light from General Cialdini's residence
to throw a light upon Gaeta, so as to enable the
artillerymen to point their guns with pre
cision. On the 22d, at 8 a. m., while 4,000
men were working at the parallels, the fortress
opened a terrible fire with 200 guns at once.—
Our camp immediately replied to it, and the
squadron at the same time received orders to
manceuvre. At 9a. m. the Admiral gage the
sign for departure, and ordered the comman
der of the Garibaldi to lead the attack. At 10
a. m. the Garibaldi was in full way on the
fortress. At 11 she opened fire against the
eastern batteries, with g view to silence them,
and at the same time to throw shells into the
fortress. In this she succeeded. The other
vessels of the squadron soon joined in the at
tack. At r, o'clock in the afternoon the Admi.
ral ordered the firing to cease, to give rest to
the crews. During the night all the vessels
remained in front 4f Gaeta; the gunboats alone
continued the attack. On the 23d the Admiral,
after expressing his thanks to the commander
of the Garibaldi, left for Mole, only leaving
the Garibaldi, a steam frigate and two gun
boats to cruise before Gaeta. In the space of
six hours Our frigate sent in 971 projectiles.—
Five shells from the fortress s truck us, but did
little damage. The steam frigate Costituzione
bad two men billed and three wounded. One
of the gunboats suffered a similar
of oss. The
frigate Maria Adelaide iCIL One 'her band,
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