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lege of misrepresenting and vilifying the Ad
ministration of the FeUral Government for
years, and who have• made the greatest noise
about "free speech" and a •free -press," are
just now conspicuously ferocious in their en
deavors to stifle every expression of disappro
val of the measures the Lineoli administra
tion is taking to initiate civil war. It is evi
dently the object of the Republican war journals
to institute a reign of terror, and to dragoon those
who dissent from the policy of the Administra
tion into Timid silence, by branding them as trai
tors, tories and cowards.. Such fulminations
have no terror for us. We are not to be deterred
from the free expression ofour opinions by
such fools' babble as this. Entertaining the
opinion that civil war is unnecessary ; that it
will increase and extend the disaffection it is
intended to crush ; that it will be productive
of unimaginable evils and disasters ; that it
Will demonstrate the weakness rather than the
power of the Government, and cause the final
and irremediable dissolution of the Union, we
intend to say so whenever occasion requires it,
'whether the Hessian stipendiaries of this Ad
ministration like it or not.
It would require more spsoe than the subject
deserves to answer all the premeditated false
hoods contained in the Telegraph of yesterday%
with regard to the course of this journal. Be
fore, however, noticing a particularly mon
strous one, we recall public attention to the
following extract of an article that appeared
in this now ferocious war paper less than a
week ago :
"War with the seceded States will not bring
them back into the Union—it will not inspire
them with, fresh allegiance to their old attach
ments, nor can its results be other than san
guinary and mournful to one, and, perhaps,
fatal to both parties. Why, then, should not
the cotton Hates be allowed to remain where
they are, adrift among the nations of the world,
until they discover their own folly, and of their
own.-volition seek again an association in a
Unionwith their old friends and neighbors ?"
Here is an admission that this war will not
bring the seceded States back into the Union.
Further comment on this is unnecessary.
The Telegraph intimates, while it has not the
manliness to make the direct charge, that we
applauded the treachery of Twiggs. by pro
nouncing him a hero. The charge is utterly
false, and we call upon it to make good this
assertion by quoting our words to that effect,.
or stand before the community a confessed fal
The Issue—What Is It ?
The simple issue now pending is preserva
tion of the Union by compromise, or dissolution of
the Union, either with or without war. This posi
tion has now become so self-evident that we
presume no one will controvert its correctness.
It will hardly be contended that there is a rea
sonable prospect of bringing back the seceded
States—or even retaining the Border States—
without some concessions, in the way of amend 7
manta of the Constitution. Nor will any cool
headed, well-balanced man claim that the Union
can be maintained and the revolting States
brought back by coercion and war. Without
coercion—if there be no compromise—the Union
is dissolved. With coercion it is also dissolved,
with the additional calamity of civil war. That
we are not alone in this view—that it is not
confined to our political friends, but is shared
by the Republicans—is evident from the fact
that the most extreme of the Republicans, who
are opposed to all compromise, are now assu
ming ground in favor of a peaceful dissolution
of the Union. This, it cannot be denied, is
the logical result of their position. If they
are successful in preventing any concessions,
a division of the nation into a Northern and
Southern Confederacy is to follow—with or
without war—and they are wise in preferring
a peaceful to a bloody road to this end.
The real friends of the Union reject the whole
theory of dissolution, whether peacefully or
violently attained. They are for preserving
the Union in its integrity, and as they see no
other mode of doing so, except by compromise,
they are in favor of such measures of concili
ation as will retain every star in our political
firmament. Such is the position of the friends qf
In regard to the recent warlike measures of
the Lincoln Administration, there is great good
sense in the following, which we cut from the
- Washington corrrespondent of the New York
For my own part, I have believed for several
Weeks that the most effectual way to kill the
secessionists off, and cause a powerful re-action
against them, is to withdraw the forces from
Forts Sumpter and Pickens. There is entire
unanimity for secession in these portions of
the seceded States, and the only effect of hold
ing the forts is to irritate and inflame the popu
All Union men of the South concur in the
opinion that the sure method of destroying se
cession is to withdraw the troops from, Sump
ter and Pickens. I have not seen or beard of
a dissentient from this. It is here that the
shoe pinches; and whoever looks into the
Southern newspapers will see that the seces
sionists predict coercion, and the Unionists
repel the charge, end maintain that a pacific
policy will be pursued.
Mr. Lincoln and his advisers have not had
the courage to take a course so obviously wise
as that here suggested, but are hurrying the
country on to civil war, and, we fear, beyoni
the possibility of a settlement of our difficultieT
and the prepervation of the Union. But let
not the friends of the Union despair, but rather
stand ready at any opportune moment to inter
pose the olive branch and save a great nation,
which folly and madness are intent on plunging
THE public will be at a loss to determine,
says the Journal of Commerce, with present in
formation only, whether the impression so
universally entertained for two weeks past,
that Fort Sumpter was to be evacuated, was the
result of design on the part of the Adminis
tration, or whether that impression obtained
possession of the public mind purely by acci
dent. Present appearances, added to the pos
itive declarations of the correspondents of
some of the war papers, go to support the be
lief, that the Administration does not now in
tend to evacuate that fortress. 'Whether an
effort will be made to reinforce or provision it,
or whether Major Anderson's command will be
allowed to be captured or starved into a capit
ulation, is not definitely known. We are un
willing to believe that the intimations in an
evening paper, in which the President is com
plimented for concealing his purposes while
collecting his scattered forces, are to be taken
as including a false impression, which certainly
had the sanction of. if it did not originate
with, members of the Government. We incline
to the more charitable construction, that he
has until recently been wavering, and has very
lately brought his mind to the approval of 'a
decided war policy.
The present month promises to be an event
ful one, and we await its developments with
great solicitude. If it shall proclaim our es
cape from a war with our own i kinsmen and
friends, none will rejoice more sincerely than
we. If on the other hand, its close shall find
us embroiled in a bloody contest, whose end and
result cannot be foreseen, we shall endeavor,
calmly and dispassionately, to consider the
momentous questions which it must involve,
and contribute, so far as in us lies, to mitigate
Beecher's Prophecy !
On the eve of the late Presidential election,
the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, in a sermon
delivered at the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn
on the Sunday before, and of which we find a
published report in the N. Y. Times of Novem
ber 4th, used the following characteristic lan
“Thank God! thank God! We are on the
eve of a decisive election — of a struggle which
cannot be stayed from a victorious termination.
Some dear timid man sill say, 'Oh, my! what
will happen ?' Well, I'll tell you (advancing to
the edge of the platform, with projecting head,
each hand supported by a statwart knee, and
with a mirthful expression in his eye.) Well,
I'll tell you nothing!
Take my word for it, all the barking will be
done before the election, and there will be no
biting after it."
DIFFICULTIES AND DUTY OF THE ADMINISTRA
noN.—The difficulties that environ the Admin
istration, though of its own creation, (says the
New York Express,) all can understand. Be
tween "War" or "Peace". it must choose, and
soon too—civil war, or a quasi recognition, of the
Confederate States. The difficulties of the
Administration come from its preference of the
party Chicago platform to the Union, or reunion
of the States.
Under that platform it cannot give equity,
justice or equality to the South ; and, unless it
does, it can never rally the Northern States to
make war upon the South, though it may rally
a large portimi of the Republican party, but
not even the bona fide Abolition portion of that,
as peace is a religious .northern sentiment as
well as Abolitionism. Whenever the Adminis
tration can make-up its mind to do as it would
be done by—if it were a Southern in lieu of
being a Northern Administration—it may safely
make up its mind to appeal to arms; but not
till then. The North is for the Union, but it is
not for civil war, as the elections in Rhode
Island and Connecticut just demonstrate, to say
nothing of a hundred more local eleetiorts all
around.. The Administration, then, has but one
safe course—either to recognize the Confederate
States, or to do justice, equity, equality, to all
the States, and to obey the laws and the Con
stitution, not As the Chicago platform chooses
to expound them, but as expounded by the
Supreme Court of the United States.
Mrsxzwous.—A most mysterious transaction
came to light at Troy, Pa., on Tuesday morn
ing of this week. Ou.Monday, Mr. James Pat
terson moved into a house, about one mile east
of the villiage of Troy, formerly occupied by
Chauncy M'Callester, but which had been va
cant for several days. On Tuesday morning,
Mr. Patterson went into the cellar, and there,
to his horror, discovered a corpse. A coroner's
inquest was immediately instituted. The in
quest, upon examination, identified the body as
that of a Miss Frances M'Callester, (a daughter
of the former occupant of the house,) who died
of diphtheria six or seven weeks previous. On
examination, the grave in whica the body had
been placed, was found to have been rifled.—
The way the grave had been opened, and the
body taken from its "last resting place," proved
the perpetrators to have been experienced
" resurrectionists," Of course the discovery
produced intense excitement. Every one is
inquiring "who could have done this horrid
deed, and what could it have been done for ?"
In vain are the questions asked.—Elmira Ga
HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. -A Nan Kills his Wife
and Commits Suicide. —A tragedy, resulting in
the death of a man and his wife, occurred on
Saturday afternoon last, at Amelia, about 22
miles from Cincinnati, where they resided. It
appears they had lived unhappily together for
a long time, and had placed their only child in
charge of a friend in the country. On Saturday
they bad started to visit the child, when a
quarrel ensued, after which the husband drew
a revolver, pointed it at his wife, and said,
You have been false to me long enough—you
will be so no longet." He then fired two shots
in rapid succession. The first took effect in the
head, penetrating to the brain and lodging
there ; the second lodged in the abdomen. The
unfortunate woman fell to the ground, uttering
a few 'words in an indistinct manner. The
noise of the pistol shot attracted the attention
of citizens, but before any one arrived, Grigsby
bad placed the weapon to his own head and
shot himself through the brain. He died in
ten minutes afterwards. His wife lingered
until the next day.
ACCIDENT TO A YOUNG GIRL.- The Danger of
Hoops.—On Friday last an accident occurred
at. the Virginia Paper Mill, by which a young
girl named Ellen McGraw came near being in
stantly killed. The girl had only been em
ployed in the mill a fek days, and everything
was consequently new to her. She was engaged
in what la called the dusting room of the estab
lishment, and was voluminously crinolined.—
near a shaft attached to a fiy-
A pproachin g too
wheel, her skirts suddenly caught, and she was
i ns t an tly pinned fast to the shaft, and in this
way was carried round the wheel some seven or
eight times, each revolution wrapping her
clothing tighter about her and tearing them
from her person. " Luckily she was caught so
high np on the shaft that her head could not
strike the wall. But for this her head must
have been crushed and battered into a shape
less mass. The engine was stopped as soon as
possible, and the girl extricated, which was
only done after a good deal of difficulty. She
was discovered to be badly bruised and cut, and
it was feared she hid received internal injuries
which would prove fatal. She was at once
carried to her home, in the vicinity of the mill,
and medical aid called. On Saturday hopes
were entertained of • her recovery.— Wheeling
Intelligencer, April 8.
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 1861.
The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock
by Mr. PENNEY, Speaker pro tem.
BILLS IN PLACE.
Mr. IRISH, a supplement to the act incor
porating the Pittsburg and Birmingham pas
Mr. HIESTAND, an act for the relief of the
bondholders of the Susquehanna canal com
Mr. PARKER, a joint resolution for the pay
of Samuel M. Fox, clerk of the Bank Com
Also, an act for the establishment of a State
scale for weighing cattle, and the appointment
of a cattle wheigner and inspector in Philadel
Mr. KETCHAM, an ae't to run and fix the
lines between Columbia and Luzerne counties.
Also, a supplement to the act incorporating
the Wilkesbarre water company.
Also, a supplement to the act to improve the
river Laxawaxen; which, on motion, was taken
up and passed.
Mr. IRISH, a supplement to the act extend
ing Pennsylvania Avenue, in Pittsburg.
Mr. HALL, a supplement to the act to revise
the Penal Laws of this Commonwealth.
Mr. IRISH offered a resolution to hold a
session at 3 o'clock this afternoon, and a 7? 2 ,
Mr. SMITH moved to amend by striking out
; which was agreed to.
The resolution as amended was passed.
ON THIRD READING.
An act relating to drawers and endorsers of
promissory notes, bills of exchange, Ste. Nega
tived—yeas 13, nays 13.
On motion of Mr. M'CLURE, the Senate
proceeded to consider the bill for apportioning
the State into congressional districts. A num
ber of amendments were offered, • and voted
down, and a few changing.the places of meeting
of the judges, were adopted, when the bill
passed its several readings, and passed finally
under a suspension of the rules—yeas 24, nays 8.
The Democrats, together with Messrs. THOMP
SON and NICHOLS, Republicans, voted against
Mr. GREGG called up an act making a fur
ther appropriation to the Farmers' high school,
to enable the trustees to complete the college
Mr. FULLER moved to postpone the bill for
the present; not agreed to—yeas 15, nays 18.
Mr. WELSH moved to strike out $49,000,
and insert $25,000; not agreed to—yeas 13,
The first section passed second reading by
the same vote, and the bill passed to a third
reading, and, on motion, the rules were sus
pended, and the bill passed finally r -yeas 18,
nays 12. On motion. adjourned.
Mr. WELSH, on leave, read in place a sup
plement to the road laws of York county.
Mr. CLYMER, on leave, a supplement to the
act revising the municipal charter of the city
Mr. HALL called up an act to divide the bo
rough of Ebensburg into two wards; passed.
Mr. BENSON, on leave, read in place an act
to incorporate the Forge Run improvement and
navigation company; which was taken up and
Mr. SCHINDEL, on leave, read in place a
bill relative to auction sales in Northampton
Mr. FINNEY called up public bills entitled
joint resolution providing for amendments
to the Constitution ;" laid over on second read
Mr. IRISH called up public bill, entitled
"Supplement to an act relating to executions;"
laid over on second rending.
On leave, Mr. HIESTAND read in place an
act relating to the collection of taxes in Mari
etta ; which was taken and passed.
Mr. WELSH, on leave, read in place a sup
plement to the Penal Code.
Mr. IMERIE, on leave, read in place a sup
plement to the Wampum coal and iron com
pany ; which was taken up and passed.
Mr. LANDON called up an act for the relief
of George Edkins, late treasurer of Sullivan
Mr. IRISH called up supplement to an act to
extend Pennsylvania avenue, in the city of
Mr. IRISH called up supplement to the act
incorporating the Pittsburg and Birmingham
passenger railway company ; passed.
Mr. MEREDITH, an act to authorize an ex
amination of the claim of Sherman Bills and
George D. Foreman against the Commonwealth;
negatived—yeas 12, nays 14.
Mr. MOTT called up an act to incorporate
the Stroudsburg gas and water company ;
Mr. NICHOLS, an act to incorporate the
Sanford Opera House company of Philadelphia;
Mr. PARKER, joint resolution to provide for
the payment of Samuel M. Fox, clerk of the
Bank Committee ; passed.
Mr. BOUGHTER, an act authorizing the
Second Lutheran congregation of Harrisburg
to make connection with the gas pipes on the
public grounds; passed.
Mr. SCHINDE - ,, a supplement to the act re
lating to county rates and levies, and township
rates and levies; passed.
Mr. SERRILL, an act to secure title to real
Mr. CONNELL, supplement to an act incor
porating the West Philadelphia passenger rail
way company_ •
Mr. NICHOLS, on leave, read in place a fur
ther supplement to the act incorporating the
city of Philadelphia.
Mr. M'CLURE, on leave, for Mr. GREGG,
an act for the relief of the sureties of Jacob M.
Strickler, late collector of tolls at Columbia.
Mr. BENSON called up an act for opening a
State road in Tioga county; passed.
Mr. SMITH, an act to authorize the sale of
the Monroe school house, in Buttonwood street,
Philadelphia; pasSed—yeas 23, nays 1.
Mr. PENNEY, on leave, read in place an act
to confirm • the title of certain real estate in
Elizabeth township, Allegheny county ; passed,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 1861.
The House was called to order at 10 o'clock
by Speaker DAVIS.
Mr. RIDGWAY, from the Committee on Cor
porations, on leave, reported affirmatively the
bill to erect the 25th ward out of parts of the
19th and 23d ward", and moved that the rules
be suspended in order to proceed to the consid
eration of the bill. This till was originally
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Mr. DUFFIELD strenuously opposed the bill,
and urged that it should be re-committed to the
Judiciary local. He objected to the Committee
on Corporations acting in cases of new election
districts, and denied the necessity of such a
change being made in the wards.
The yeas and nays were called and the House
refused to take up the bill.
The House then resumed the consideration of
the tills on the Private Calendar of yesterday.
The remainder were read and prepared for
second reading. Adjourned until afternoon.
The act relative to merging certain railroads
was discussed at some length and passed.
Mr. PEIRCE called up the act to pay the
claim of Pell, Jack & Co. ; passed.
Mr. BIXLER called up the bill to lay out a
State road in Lebanon and Berks counties;
YANKEE ENTERPRISE IN LONDON—Mr. George
Francis; Train, alias "Young America," has at
last after much battling with church wardens
and other parochial authorities, got his footing
in London. If perseverance surmounts all
difficulties, then Mr. Train deserves that his
efforts should be crowned with success. He
has managed to keep up a continual Agitation
shoat his pet scheme, and his name, as well
as his wild telling speeches, are familiar to
the British public. London is now made to
resemble the chief cities of America by the
actual beginning of tramways and horse cars
running upon the highways. The spot selected
to begin with is that portion of the Oxford
road which lies between the Marble Arch and
Perchester Terrace, Bayswaterr There is only
a single line of rails laid down on the southern
side of the way, next the Park, with a riding
here and there. To-day three ears are running.
They started soon after ten o'clock, and they
were filled both ways. A scattered crowd,
rather dense at each of the terminations, was
collected for the greater part of the day. I
no ticed in the cars several men who were active
in publio life, some connected with railway
engineering, and a good number of Americans.
Early in the afternoon Mr. Train gave a
turtle lunch to 'an immense assemblage of no
tables at St. James' great hall, in celebration
of the day. There were present members of
Patiarnerit, members of the press, municipal
authorities, magistrates, authors, artiste,' engi
neers, &c., &c. Five minute speeches. Chief
topics of the speakers—the tramways, the se
cession at the south, and the Anglo-American
alliance—all freely debated, with a strong
spirit of fraternization.—Correspondence of N.
THE LOUISVILLE DEFALCATION-A Woman in
the Case.—lf there was at any time a lingering
hope among thefriends of Mr. bl. L. McClelland,
the missing tax collector, that he was no
defaulter, it was dissipated yesterday. Further
developments leave no doubt, we are informed,
that he has absconded. An examination into
his affairs showed his indebtedness on March
9th to have amounted to $56,501. He has
since paid to the School Fund, $6,500; to the
City Treasurer $13,000, and to the Commis
sioners $2.000, leaving an indebtedness of
$35,001. This will be reduced slightly by-the
unpaid listed bills.
His conduct has been somewhat singular.—
On the day of his departure Mr. Ray, Chief
of Police, offered to raise him $l,OOO, but,
although he then must have concluded to take
his departure, yet be refused to accept it. It
is not improper to say that he has been in
trouble for months about his pecuniary affairs,
and partly owing, it is reported, to pretended
friends to whom he loaned money. His habits,
however, it is believed, were the main cause of
his disgrace. It is said be lost large amounts
of money at cards, but of this we know nothing
Common rumor Ikewise assigns to him a
“designing and pretty woman," other than his
wife. And furthermore, that the lady has
disappeared quite as mysteriously as the Col
lector.—Louisville Courier, April 6.
Tan DANGERS OF THE NEAPOLITAN STREETS.
—The thefts and assassinations in the streets
of Naples have re-commenced; it was hoped
that this curse was at an end. Not a night
passes that one does not hear of three'or four
cases, even in the most frequented places, and
not at very late hours. But to those out-purses
and cut-throats it really matters very little
whether their attempts be made in frequented
or lonely spots, in the night or the middle of
the day. The theft is generally managed after
this fashion! One robber, armed with a re
volver, but more commonly with a dagger,
plants himself before his intended victim,
whispers to him, "keep silence, or you are a
dead man ; give np your purse and the money
in your pocket." When, as in most cases, the
booty is given up, it. is immediately passed on
to an accomplice stationed behind the thief,
and the latter seldom fails to take off his hat
and make a polite bow on parting from his
prey. Should the person thus robbed attempt
to arrest the thief, he runs the risk of being
assassinated, and if he should escape that
danger, there is a chance of his being com
pelled to pay heavy damages to the thief, in
whose possession t.ie stolen 'goods are never
found.—Naples cor. of the Morning Post.
CURIOUS CAUSE BEFORE THE QUEBEC COURTS.
—There were two brothers of the name of De
Blois; one was a Judge at Gaspe, the other a
proprietor on the South Shore. The Judge
was unmarried—the proprietor married. Many
years ago, they exchanged letters, whereby
they mutually agreed that the survivor should
enjoy all; the married brother occupied a
farm which was vested in the name of the
Judge. He, during the last fifteen years, ex
pended a large sum, building on and improving
the farm. Some fourteen months since the
Judge was suspended for insanity ; recently he
died at Quebec. The married brother was only
notified of the Judge's sickness in time to reach
the house at Quebec, and find him dead—all
the property sealed up and claimed by the
Archbishop of Quebec. who even claims the
married brother's farm, in virtue of a will
made by the Judge, after he was suspended for
DISCOVERY OR ANCIENT COINS IN NEW OR
LEANS.—The New Orleans papers report the
discovery of a collection of old coins in an an
cient Spanish ' house, in the Second district of
that city. The story runs to the effect that an
old negro woman had complained frequently to
her mistress about an evil spirit which haunted
the place, floor, walls and ceiling of the
to her great terror, and the destruc
tion of her rest at night. On Sunday night,
March 24, this woman locked herself in the
kitchen with her little grandson, and began a
search for money, which she naturally associ
ated with the spirit. She dug under the
hearth and discovered a heap of old silver
coin, the value of which has been estimated by
a broker at $1,670. Who buried the money
must remain a mystery. The money, of course,
falls to the lady living in the house.
WOODEN NUTMEGS OUTDONE.—There is a
Parisian dandy, who, we think, rather outdid
Connecticut. C— had at his residence a com
plete costume of a groom. When offering an
attention to one of the fair sex, be used to say:
"Permit me to send you a boquet by my black
servant." lie then repaired to his garret, took
out his blacking bottle, polished his face and
hands, put on Ms livery, and knocked at the
lady's door. "Here," he said, "are some flow
ers sent by my master to madame." He had
spent his last five francs in the purchase.—
Madame was so delighted with the present that
she presented a Louis to the bearer. This is a
clear pocketing of the dollars and a lady's
favor into the bargain.
DECISIONS ON PENSIONS.—Sarah Armitage,
a widow of a deceased revolutionary officer,
was placed on the pension roll in 1853. In 1860
she applied for an increase of pension, but died
before she received her certificate. On the
question of the right of the children to the al
lowance, the Secretary of the Interior instructs
the Commissioner of Pensions that, according
to the opinion of the Attorney General, such
claims cannot be paid consistently with any law
now in force." The acts of Congress providing
for the children of deceased pensioners has no
application to cases where persons who were
entitled to pensions neglected to establish their
claims during lifetime.
The editor of the Union Springs (Alabama)
Southern Home Journal, has been shown some
sample heads of wheat grown in that State this
year, of fair size and very vigorous. It is ex
pected to ripen from four to six weeks earlier
than the ordinary varieties.'
A Bursar TRAIN 11.tastwo.—It is said that a
government supply train for Fort Buchanan,
loaded with $50,000 worth of property, has
been driven over the line into Sonora by those
having it in charge. The train is nowhere on
the road, and had not been seen after passing
Burro Canon, some t wenty miles this side of
Fort McLane. Application will be made to the
Sonora authorities for the arrest of the thieves
and return of the property.
STEALING COPPER BOLTS FROM A NAVY - YARD.
—Some of the employees at the Brooklyn Navy
yard, on Wednesday, made an attempt to carry
out a large quantity of the Government prop
erty, in the shape of copper bolts, amounting
in value altogether to some six thousand dol
lars. They professed to be carrying out two
barrels of shavings, but the watchman thought
the horse had a heavy load, and the trick was
The report that Mr. Huestern, the Dutch
Interpreter and Secretary of the American
Legation at Yeddo, Japan, has been murdered,
is confirmed. It appears he was attacked by
Japanese highwaymen while riding through
the streets after night., in company with three
Government officers, and received a stab which
caused his death in a few hours. "Tommy"
was among those who came to see the body of
DEATH or A NAVY OFFICER.—Ctipt. A. Bige
low, late of the U. S. navy, died at Chicago on
the 341 inst., aged 64 years. He entered the
navy at an early age, and served with distinc
tion in the war of 1812, and towards its close
was .taken prisoner by the British. He also
served throughout the Mexican war. Subse
quently he was appointed to the command of
the U. S. steamer Michigan.
WESTERN TRADE.—The Chicago papers speak
of the preparations in that city for a very ac
tive business, and one of the most profitable
ever known in the history of western com
merce. The amount of grain on hand, they
say, is very large, and the farmers of the West
look for another heavy harvest the coming
The Norfolk Day Book states that the troops
at Fortress Monroe are not allowed to pass
beyond the picket guard, and the strictest
military discipline prevails. On the Ist inst.
there was received at the fort from Baltimore
twelve boxes of grape shot, together with a
great many iron castings, used in mounting
Not long ago the New York Tribune asked
why no attempt is wedeln the South to arm the
blacks and organize them into military compa
nies. Prentice answers the question in his
usual way, thus Why should black com
panies and regiments be exposed in war when
niggers are worth $1,500 apiece ?"
A NATIONAL CONTENTION.—The National In
telligencer earnestly urges the President to call
Congress together without lelay, with his ex
ecutive recommendation to them to submit our
national difficulties to the proper arbitrament
of a national convention constitutionally se
lected to the particular end of their solution.
PROFESSOR ELEETED.—Dr. Wen. V. Keating
has been elected by the trustees of the Jeffer
son Medical College, in Philadelphia, to fill
the Chair of Obstetrics and Midwifery, lately
made vacant by the resignation of Professor
Mrs. Veronica Knauer, a young married
woman, recently hanged herself in New Or
leans, because her husband chastised her for
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
Latest from Charleston.
CHARLESTON, April 10.
Up to 2 o'clock this afternoon there has been
nothing here to begin a war.
The excitement of yesterday has subsided,
and the citizens discredit the rumors that there
is to be an invasion and a forcible attempt to
reinforce Fort Sumpter.
Nevertheless everything is ready for any
WASHINGTON, April 10
Ten companies, or about one•half of the
volunteer militia of the District of Columbia,
are mustering to-day for inspection, the orders
having been issued from head-quarters last
night. Several days ago the company officers
were directed to immediately report the num
ber of effective men. This unexpected move
ment has given rise to many surmises, especially
as the reports prevail, and are believed to be
correct, that these ten companies are to be
drafted into immediate service.
Much excitement everywhere exists, height
ened in a great degree by bogus dispatches,
professedly from Charleston, detailing the inci
dents of a battle in the vicinity of Fort Sumpter.
There is no doubt that the military movements
here in progress are connected with precau
tionary measures for the defence of the Capitol,
from an apprehended attadk from the South.—
The Federal forces in Washington are to be
strengthened this week, by at least one addi
tional company of artillery.
There is no truth in the report that thirty
days will elapse before the new Treasury notes
will be ready for delivery. On inquiry at the
proper quarter, it is ascertained that the plates
are nearly ready, and the notes will be issued
within the time allowed depositors to place the
coin—say in eight or ten days after the opening
of the bids.
- ikit RS. E. ()SLIM will open on like 15th
RI of April a SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, at 32 North.
Second street, below North. apll-413t*
NEW SHOE STORE!
NEW SHOE STORE!!
NO. 88-,} MARKET STREET,
NEXT DOOR TO GEO. W. 11CALLA'S JEWELRY STORE.
AS CHEAP AS THE CIIRAPEST!
AND AS GOOD AS THE BEST!
The undersigned begs leave to inform the Shoe buying
public of Harrisburg that he has opened a Shoe Store at
the above named place, where will be found a large as
BOOTS AND SHOES,
WHICH WILL BB SOLD
VERY CHEAP FOR CASH.
Give us a call and examine our goods at the
PHILADELPHIA CHEAP SHOE STORE,
NO. 3S MARKET STREET.
MPTY BARRELS ! of every deserip
u•• Lion. A Lage lot on hand and for sale by
aplo WILLIAM DOCK, JR., & CO.
.11 ANS !-3,000 lbs. EXTRA SUGAR
CURED HAMS in store and for Sale low for cash.
aplo Wlff. DOCK, Js., & Co.
NOTICE.—The undersigned has this day
disposed of his entire stock of G-oceries, Querns
ware,Glass, Ghina-ware and Liquors to B F. MAIL
MAN. J. MAILMAN.
April 9, 1861.—ap10-3t*
WILL G-IVIC TWO OF Hie
ENTERTAIN I ►MENTS
AT BEANT'S HALL,
ON THURSDTHAY A
ND NFRIDAY EVENINGS,
For the benefit of the
STATE CAPITAL BAND.
Orin afternoon performance, for the accommodation of
schools, on Friday.
TWEETS 25 CENTS—TO SCHOLARS, 10 CENTS.
ONLY ONE DOLLAR, EACH!
000 BEAUTIFUL, STEEL PLATE ENGRAVING
OF THE LORD'S PEAVER FOR SALE!
VALUABLE PROPERTY GIVEN AWAY!
The idea of representing the LORD'S PRAYER by an
engraving, and of ornamenting and arranging it in such
a manner as to produce at once a model of neatness and
taste, was conceived and carried out by ORIISKY, the
celebrated Dank-note Engraver of New York city, It
commences with exquisitely executed words of "Otra
F ATIIER." and then follow in succession the other parts
of the Prayer, every phrase of which is engraved in the
most elegant and tasteful manner. Near the bottom of
the picture Liu superbly executed head of OUR SAVIOUR,
and encircling the upper part of the engraving are ten
angels, each bearing one of the TEN COMMANDMENTS.
The engraving has received the most unqualified praise
from the religious community, as there is nothing of a
sectarian character about it, having been recommended
by clergymen of all denominations. As an ornament it
is one of the most splendid ever published in this country,
and is destined to take the place of a poorer class of
engravings. The size of the plate is 20x28 inches, and
is unquestionably the cheapest engraving ever offered in
Who that loves Art—who that delights to study a fine
engraving—who that would possess a beautilul Picture
—who that would receive the impressions which such a
work is calculated to jetport, wou'd fail to secure a copy
when the price is only ONE DOLLAR, with the chance of
securing for that sum in addition a permanent home or
another valuable Gift?
As a work of art this valuable and beautiful engraving
is worth more than the dollar asked fotit, as will readiily
be acknowledged on an inspection of it; bet the
subscribers intend to make a
.Gift Distribution to
purchasers of the engraving of valuable presents, as
1 Rouse and Lot in York Borough;
2 Building Lots
2 Buggies; Quinn & Palmer's make, warranted ;
100 Valuable Books;
50 Barrels of Flour, warranted;
1,000 Gilt Frames to suit Engraving of Lord's Prayer
500 Steel Plate Engravings—Birth of Christ; Illaonifi
cent Looking-glasses ;
Gold and Silver Watches ;
All kinds of Jewelry, embracing Cameos. Floren
tines, Mosaic, Gold Stone, &c.
A Gift worth from 50 cents to $500.00 with each En
When the Engravings are all sold, a meeting of the
purchasers will be called at Washington hall, York,
when the Gifts named above will be distributed in such
manner as the purchasers mar determine—the purchasers
selecting a committee of disinterested• persons to make
the awards in such manner as they may designate.
The proprietor., from the favorable manner in which
this Gift Enterprise has been received, and the number
of Engravings already sold, hope to be able to have the
whole amount disposed of by the first of July ensuing,
and when all are sold theyni ll notify the purchasers and
have the distribution of the Gifta proceeded with.
This Engraving has received the commendation of the
reverend Clergy, our first citizens, and, indeed, of all
classes, who enter into it with interest and spirit.
Send on ONE BOLL aR and four Red Stamps to pay
postage on Engraving, and you are sure to get it by re
turn mail. Address AUSTIN & W EMILY,
J. M. AUSTIN. GEORG': WSHRLY.
General Distribution Office, No 10, South George St.,
York, Penna., where Engravings may be seen and pur
Agency for Harrisburg at WM. D JACK'S Book and
Periodical Store, corner Third and Market Ste. Any
person sending a club of ten will get an extra copy and
We are kindly permitted to refer to the undersigned,
who have given ns written recommendations, but want
of space prevents us from giving them in full. Read
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
We have carefully examined this Engraving, offered
for sale in this community by Messrs. Austin & Wehrly,
and do not hesitate to pronounce it one of the finest
works of American Art we have ever seen. The design
is beautiful, the style of execution is superior, and the
illustrations are excellent. Its appearance will at once
secure for it the admirat'on of a refined community, and
recommend it to the Christian public It is highly or
namental, and is calculated to exert a refining influence
in a family, and an elevating and purifying effect upon
the morals and religion of society, and it should meet ;
as we understand it deserves, with a rapid and extensive
Rev. A. H. Lochman, L. L. D., Pastor Ist Lutherap
Church, York. r a.
Rev. A. W. Lilly, Pastor 2d Lutheran Church.
Rev. C. W. Thomson, Rector St Johns Prot. Episco
Rev. F. F Hagen, Pastor Moravian Church.
Rev. Jos. A. Ross, , g M. E. Church.
Rev. Syl Eagle, St. Patrick Church.
Rev. Matth. Jos. Meirer, Pastor St. Mary's Church.
Ron. Thomas E. Cochran, And. Gen. Peuna.
Henry Welsh, President York Bank.
David Small, Postmaster, York Pa., and manyothers.
ftr'Editors or Publishers of papers giving this ad
vertisement sir intirrtions will be entitled to an Engra
ving and Ticket, by forwarding the parer for that time
to our address, or inserting it until that time appointed
for the distribution, with an Editorial notice once in
four weeks. Will receive the Engraving f amed with a
fine gold gilt frame to snit its size, and a ticket.
AUSTIN & WEHRLY.
Yosit, Feb. 19, 16,61 —apl-mathtjl
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SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE.
BY 'HENRY STIIPRENS, F. It S., of Edinburgh, and the
late J. P. NORTON, Professor of Scientific Agriculture
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AUCTION N AUCTION
will sell by Public Auction, an Wednesday, the 10th
elly of April, A. D. 1881, and to be continued from day
to day all is disposed of, at the Store Boom, No.
12. N , rth-western Side of Market Square, next to Felix 's
Confectionery, the entire sock of goods embracing
China and oleos Ware, Tea and Toilet Sets, Molasses
of diffe . ent grades, Black and Green Teas, white and
Brown Sugars, Coal Oil and Fluid Lamps and Lanterns,
Oil Stands and Oil, Tea Caddys. PI tform and Counter
Scales, Sugar Mill, &c. Also, Liquors, such as Brandy.
Wine, &c.; some old in bottles. Sale to commence at 8
o'clock in the forenoon, when terms will be made known
by [ap9-dtf] W. L. TREWICK.
J. C. KIMBALL
RBOR VIT2ES FOR SALE: The
subscriber has a let of these beautiful evergreens,
j st reeeived from Pittsburg, for sale at his Green-house,
above town, or at his stall in the lower Market house,
on M rket mornings. They are in excellent condition,
aro probably the finest specimens ever brought to
t in place.
ALSO, a lot of Locust Posts, from 6to 22 feet in length,
hieb ha will sell low for cash. JOBN M . SHECK.
fj'HE BIBLE; ON PiVultUß—Thefol
-19wing words are from ?dark x. v. 9, 12:
gWhat, therefore, God has joined together let not man
"Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another
committetb 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, then fore, God has joined together let no man
put asunder. ) : jamdtf
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