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MONDAY moßNuie, APRIL 15, 1861.
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When the Crittenden Compromise was pro
posed last December, if adopted, it would have
prevented the secession of every State, save
South Carolina. Jefferson Davis and Robert
Toombs were on the Senate Committee of Thir
teen, and both favored it. It was well known
that secession would have been arrested by it,
and Mr. Crittenden so stated it as his opinion
in his late speech before the Legislature at
Frankfort. But the Republicans were opposed
to trying to avert disunion. At present nothing
is more certain that if adopted, it would save
the border States from going out, and by de
taching them from the Cotton Confederacy,
ultimately compel the latter to return. The
border States are all pledged to accept it by
their Legislatures and Conventions. Even if
we did not get back the cotton States, we should
have a Confederacy of, twenty-seven States—
we should possess national peace and the greater
portion of our power unimpaired. By reject
ing all compromise, and plunging into war, to
conquer the seceded States, we shall lose every
slaveholding community, and be utterly ruined
as a nationality.
It is entirely immaterial how the war is
brought on; the consequences will be just as
disastrous in one case as the other. Compro
mise can only save the Union; war, no matter
how brought about, or upon what pretense,
will destroy it, and implant sentiments of
hatred in the divided halves that will prevent
its reconstruction in the future. We are satis
fied that many of the advocates of war are
traitorous in their intentions toward the Union,
and that they are aiming to drive all the slave
States out of the Union and the formation of a
free State Confederacy.. That has been the
darling idea of the Abolition politicians for
years, and they now exult in the prospect of
Its realization.
is A Mission ofHomanity."
This is the term applied by the friends of
war to the attempt to furnish Fort Sumpter
with supplies. It is, they say, a mission
of humanity; an attempt to relieve a band of
men from the dangers of starvation. Very well.
We agree, says the Journal of Commerce, that
Major Anderson and his command should not
be starved to death in that fortress, where they
remain by order of the government, doing their
duty as faithful soldiers, acting under the
command of their superiors. But is this the
only mode in which humanity can reach them?
And does not humanity demand also, that the
terrible sacrifices of human life which will at
tend a war between the North and the South,
shall be avoided ? Humanity indeed ! ! That
isa singular order of humanity which is shocked
at the prospective hanger of an hundred men
in a strong fortress, but demands the sacrifice
of an hundred thousand on the battle field.
We express no opinion whether teh effort to
provision and reinforce Fort Sumpter will
prove succeesful. That is a point upon which
military men differ, and we await the result of
the experiment, if it must be made, with feel•
ings of the most intense anxiety, not alone on
account of the few men who are there, but for
the higher and overshadowing reason, that the
opening of the contest there must, according
to all human expectation, be the signal for a
general war between the North and the South.
That we deprecate as the worst of all calami
ties; and we doubt whether it is an act of hu
manity to persist in a policy which shall pro
duce such a conflict.
We are aware that opinions differ as to the
responsibility for such a result; that in one
section of the country it will be charged upon
the seceders; and in another upon the Admin
istration. If any good result could come of
using force against the seceded * States, there
might be a plausible reason for its exercise.
As it is, the most cogent argument we have
heard is,that we shall thnsdetermine "whether
we have a Government." With all respect for
those who feel solicitude on that point, we sug
gest that one thing is likely to be demonstrated,
viz, that we have not, and in the event of the
subjugation of the Southern States, are not
likely to have, such a Government as the Con
stitution contemplates, or such as our fathers
understood to be instituted, when the Union
was formed. The Government then estab
lished was a Government of equals, in which
all the States would perform willing parts.
The one which our warlike friends, represented
(it seems) by the Lincoln Administration,
Would prove to exist, is a government of force,
where a majority of States, or of the Repre
sentatives, as the ease may be, shall hold the mi
nority in subjection to their will. If it is to
demonstrate this fact, that war is to be pre
cipitated upon the country, then we doubt
whether the motive is one of humanity—much
10013 . 01 right,
MONTAIIK.--Our readers will remember that,
early last *inter, the slave ship Montauk w a s
captured off the coast of Cuba, with over 1,100
negroes on board. It appears that one of the
crew who shipped for the voyage under the im
pression that she was a whaler, on ascertain
ing the character of the vessel and her desti
nation, refused to serve, but was compelled to
do so, and on reaching the Afritan coast Was
set on shore. He subsequently returned to
New York and gave informationrespecting the
chief mate, William Perry, whose arrival there
was expected. Qn Tuesday last it was ascer
tained that he was in the city, an d a. warrant
being procured, he was, after some search,
discovered and taken intticustody. When con
fronted with h> accuser, he deniedhe led ever
seen the lattac or that he had been engaged in
the slave. trade„,: He -iaa committed to the
Toombs.,There are several witnesses to cor
roboratirlleFaicimertB depositions who have
The War Bill Passed.
The bill to arm the State has passed both
branches of the Legislature and also has been
signed by the Governor- The bill reads :
AN ACT for the better 'organization of the
militia of the Commonwealth.
&max 1. Be it enacted, 4-c., That the grand
staff of the militia of this Commonwealth shall,
in addition to the Commander-in-chief, who
shall have one aid for each &vision, to be ap
pointed and commissioned by him during his
term of office, consist of one Adjutant General,
who, until otherwise ordered, shall act as Pay
master General, Inspector General and Judge
Advocate; one Commissary General and one
Quartermaster General, who shall each be of the
rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and who shall be
appointed by the Governor, by and with the
advice and consent of the Stnate, upon the pas
sage of this act, and to hold their commissions
during his pleasure.
SEC. 2. That the Adjutant General shall re
ceive a salary of five hundred dollars per an
num, and in addition three dollars per day
when actually engaged in the service of the
State; the Quarter master General and Com
missary General shall each receive five dollars
per day, when actually engaged in the service
of the State; it shall be the duty of the Secre
tary of the Commonwealth to prepare the room
formerly occupied by the Canal Coromisdloners
in the Capitol, for the use of the officers before
named, who shall be allowed one clerk at a
salary of one thousand dollars per annum, to
be appointed by the Adjutant. General.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the officers
before named to proceed at once to a thorough
organization of the militia of the State, and
the Adjutant General shall keep a complete and
correct record of ail the organized volunteer
companies of the State; including the number
of efficient men in each, and the number and
quality of their arms and equipments; and the
captain of each company shall make monthly
returns of the same to the Adjutant General.
And should the President of the United States
at any time make a requisition for part of the
militia of this State for the public service, the
Adjutant General shall take the most prompt
measures for supplying the number of men re
quired and having them marched to the place
of rendezvous, and shall call them by divisions,
brigades, regiments or single companies, as
directed by the commander-in chief.
SEC. 4. That for the purpose of organizing,
equipping and arming the militia of this State,
the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, or
so much thereof as may be necessary to carry
out the provisions of this.act, be and the same
is hereby appropriated, to be paid by the State
Treasurer out of any money not otherwise ap
Sac. 5." That should the ordinary revenues
of the State not be realized in time to meet the
expenditures that may be incurred under the
provisions of this act, the Governor is hereby
authorized and empowered to anticipate the
excess receipts to the treasury above the ordi
nary expenditures, including the interest on
the public debt, by temporary loans based on
the faith of the Commmonwealth at a rate of
interest nokexceeding six per centum. Such
loans shall be negotiated by the Governor, at
such times and in such amounts (not to exceed
the amount approprirted) as the objects and
purposes herein-before stated shall require.—.
The certificates of loan shall be signed by the
State Treasurer and countersigned by the Gov
ernor, and shall not extend beyond the close of
the next fiscal year, to which period the excess
receipts above the ordinary expenditures are
hereby pledged for the payment of such loans.
Sac. 6. That the Adjutant General, Quarter
master General and Commissary General shall
expend such amounts of the money hereby
appropriated as may be necessary to carry out
the purposes of this act. All such expenditures
shall be made under the direction and by the
advice and consent of the Governor, and no bill
shall be paid without being endorsed by him,
and afterwards settled in the usual manner by
the Auditor General and State Treasurer, when
the Auditor General shall draw his warrant on
the State Treasurer for the same.
SEC. 7. That so much of any laws as may be
supplied by or conflict with the provisions of
this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.
FRIDAY, April - 12, 1861
On motion of Mr. M'CLURE, the Senate
proceeded to consider the bill for the better or
ganization of the militia of this Commonwealth.
The Senate resolved it self into committee of the
whole, Mr. LAWRENCE in the Chair, and the
several sections passed without opposition.
On motion, the Senate proceeded to a second
reading and consideration of the bill.
The Ist section was read.
Mr. WELSH called the yeas and nays, and
stated that he desired for himself and his Demo
cratic colleagues, to place upon the Journal
their reasons for voting against this bill.
The let, 2d, and 8d sections were passed
by , a strict party vote. .On the 4th section,
Mr. IRISH (Republican) voted no, with the
Democrats, and on the sth section, Mr. MERE
DITH voted no with the Democrats. On the
6th section Mr. IRISH voted no.
The rules were suspended, and the bill passed
finally by a strict party vote—yeas 27, nays 6.
On motion of Mr. WELSH, the committee of
the whole resumed the consideration of the Ap
propriation bill.
The 30th and 31st sections were passed with
out amendment. The 32d section was passed.
Mr. ROBINSON offered an additional section,
making an appropriation of $5,000 to Westmin
ster college.
The 33d, 34th, 35th sections were passed
without amendment.
Mr. GREGG moved to strike out that part of .
the 36th section, which appropriates $2,000
for the improvement of the public grounds.
Mr. CLYMER moved to amend by striking
out two thousand, and inserting one thousand;
which was agreed to, and the amended section
The 37th, 38th, 391 h, 40th, 41st, 42d, 43d,
44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, and 49th sections
were passed w _Clout amendment.
Mr. WELSH offered an additional section
providing for the pay of an officer on the Co
lumbia railroad ; passed
The 50th and 51st sections were passed, and
the committee reported the bill gone through
with. Adjourned.
SATURDAY, April 13, 1861.
The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock,
by Mr. PENNEY, Speaker pro tem.
Mr. SERRILL, an act to incorporate the
Media and Chester telegraph company.
Mr. BOUGHTER, an act to authorize Mary
Ann Beam to transact business as a femme
Mr. FULLER, a supplement to an act to
erect a bridge over the Youghiogheny river;
which was taken up and passed.
On motion of Mr. CLYMER, the rules were
dispensed with ) and a supplement to an act re
vising the charter of the municipal corporation
of the city of Reading, was taken up and
Mr. YARDLEY, onleave. read a bill in place
for the relief of Emmer Walton, late treasurer
of Bucks bounty ; which was taken up and
Mr. KETCHAM, on leave, read in place a
further supplement in relation to hawkers and
Wiens in Schuylkill county,
An act to provide for the ordinary expenses
of Government.
The Ist section was passed.
The 2d section was amended by striking out
the salary of the Adjutant General, that officer
being Provided for in the " war bill."
The 3d and 4th odious were passed without
Mr. FINNEY moved to amend the fifth sec
tion, by re-instating-the clerk in the canal de
partment of the Auditor General's office; which
was agreed to—yeas 21, nays 9. The section
as amended was pas,4l9d.
Mr.. FINNEY moved to re-instate the seventh
clerk in the Surveyor General's office ; which
was not creed to—yeas 12, nays 17.
The 6th section was adopted.
The 71h, Bth and ?th sections were passed
without amendment.
Mr. BENSON moved to amend the second
line in the 10th section, so as to make the
salary of the Deputy Superintendent of Com
mon Schools $1,700, instead of $1,400 per an
The amendment was w ithdrawn, and the $3OO
allowed for expenses stricken out by the com
mittee restored. The section as amended was
The 11th section was passed.
•Mr. LAWRENCE moved to amend by allow
ing forty-five dollars for repairs made in the
School Department. The 12th section as amen
ded was passed.
The 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th,
20th, 21st and 221 sections were passed without
Mr. HIESTAND moved to amend the 23d,
section by adding one thousand dollars to the
Home for Friendless Children in Lancaster; not
agreed to.
Mr. WELSH moved to strike out the Northern
Home for Friendless Children ; not agreed to.
The 23d section was passed.
The 24th and 25th sections were passed.
The 26th section, making an appropriation to
the State Lunatic Asylum, gave rise to some
debate, and-a proviso was adopted compelling
the managers to making a statement of their
yearly assets.
Mr. GREGG moved to strike out the $5, 000
for repairs ; not agreed to.
The section as amended was passed.
Mr. YARDLEY moved to amend the, 27th
section by striking out the ten thousand dol
lars appropriated to the completion of buildings
for the Training School at Media ; agreed to.
Mr. SERRILL moved to amend by inserting
$5,000, to complete the necessary out buildings;
which was agreed to. The section as amended
was agreed to.
Mr. FINNEY offered an amendment to come
in at the end of the 28th section, repealing the
joint resolution lately passed to purchase Colo
nial Records and Archives for the use of mem
bers and Senators ; which was agreed to.
Mr. YARDLEY moved to strike out the ap
propriation to the Normal School; which was
not agreed to—yeas 13, nays 14. The section
as amended was agreed to.
The 29th, 30th, 32d, 33d and 34th sections
were passed.
Mr. LAWRENCE offered a new section,
making an appropriation to the Pennsylvania
Colonization society; which was not agreed to
—yeas 12, nays 16.
The 35th section was passed.
Mr. IMBRIE moved to restore the am6unt
of two thousand dollars for the improvement of
the public grounds; not agreed to—yeas 13,
nays 16.
Mr. SMITH moved to amend the section by
adding! and the bill making a special appro.
'priation to the Farmers' High School is hereby
The Chair ruled the amendment out of or
The section as amended was passed.
The thitiy-seventh section, making an ap
propriation to the Westminster college was
moved, by Mr. WELSH. to be stricken out;
not agreed to—yeas 12, nays 13.
SATURDAY, April 13, 1861.
Mr. SMITH moved that the Senate proceed
to consider the supplement to the revised Penal
Code ;. which was agreed to. The Senate re-
solved itself into committee of the whole, Mr.
SCHINDEL in the Chair, and the bill passed
the committee with amendment.
On motion, the Seaate proceeded to a second
reading and consideration of the bill, which
passed ; and, on a suspension of the rules was
passed finally—yeas 28, nays 0. [The bill re
enacts the old law of treason against the United
States and the Commonwealth.]
On motion, the consideration of the Appro
priation bill was resumed.
The 37th, 38th, 39th and 40th sections were
The 41st, 42d. 43d and 44th sections were
The 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th, 50th, 51st
and 57th sections were passed.
Mr. ROBINSON offered an additional section
appropriating $4,000 to the Westminster col
legiate institution; which was not agreed to—
yeas 13, nays 13.
On motion, the rules were suspended, and
the bill passed finally.
Mr. FINNEY called up supplement to an act
incorporating the city of Erie; passed finally.
Mr. SCHINDEL, on leave, read in place a
supplement to the act incorporating the Roberts
iron company.
Mr. SMITH called up a public bill, entitled
"An act relative to corporations ;" passed.
Mr. BENSON called up an act relative to a
cause pending in the court of Tioga county;
Mr. IRISH, on leave, read in place a supple
ment to the act incorporating the institute of
Protestant Deacons, of Allegheny county.
Mr. CONNELL called up an act for the con
veyance of certain real estate ; passed.
Mr. BOUND, an act to remove the dead from
a certain burial ground, in Northumberland ;
Mr. CONNELL, an act to vacate portions of
Thompson street, in the 24th ward of Phila
delphia ; passed.
Mr. CRAWFORD, an act relative to the de
struction of certain animals in Juniata county
Mr. GREGG. an act to incorporate the Nit
tany Valley and Lick Run railroad company;
Mr. HALL, supplement to an act to autho
rize the appointment of an auctioneer in the
borough of Johnstown; passed.
Mr. IMBRIE, an act to revive and continue
in force an act to incorporate a company to
build an artificial road from the river Schuyl
kill, at Reading, to Hummelstown ; passed.
Mr. IRISH, supplement to an act to incor
porate the Institute of the Protestant Deacons
of the county of Allegheny ; passed.
Mr. KETCHAM, an act to run and fx the
boundary lines between Columbia and Luzerne
counties; passed.
Mr. LANDON, an act relating to the borough
of Rome, in the county of Bradford ; passed.
Mr. MEREDITH, an act to incorporate the
Aurora oil company.
A number of other small bills were passed,
when the Senate adjourned until Monday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
FRIDAY, Apia 12, 1861.
The House was called to order at 7 o'clock.
The consideration of the Akportionment bill
was resumed.
A number of amendments were proposed and
voted down.
Messrs. TRACY and BLISS earnestly pro
tested against the proposed change in the Brad
ford district. They denounced it as a scheme
of gerrymandering unworthy the party.
During the discussion, Mr. BALL arose and
stated that he had been informed by the pre
sident of the teleareph company here that hos
tilities had commenced at Charleston.
This created some sensation. Mr. SMITH,
of Philadelphia, asked leave to change his vote
on the military bill ; granted. He then voted
in favor of the bill. [Applause from the Re
publican members.]
Mr. SMITH is the only Democratic member
who voted in favor of the bill.
The Apporti. nment bill having been gone
through with without amendment, Mr. BALL
moved that it be referred back again to the
select committee, in order to have it . so con
structed as to conform to the laws of Congress.
lie reviewed the bill and showed its gross
Mr. HILL hoped that the motion of the gen
tleman from Erie would prevail. The bill was
a most infamous outrage.' Let us have a fair
Mr. PATTERSON defended the bill, and said
it was unparliamentary to denounce it as an
infamous outrage.
Mr. 'WILLIAMS spoke against the bill as
Finally, the rules were suspended and the
bill passed without amendment.
SATURDAY, April 13. 1861.
The House was called to order at 10 o'clock,
by speaker DAVIS.
On motion of Mr. ABBOTT, the House took
up the bill for the relief of the securities of Mr.
Strickler, late collector at Columbia, on the
State real! a passed.
[The House refused to suspend the rules for
the passage of the Apportionment bill.]
[At this moment the SPEAKER was requested
to read a telegraphic dispatch which he had
received. The dispatch was read, stating that
Fort Sumpter had been reinforced—two ves
sels sunk—the men escaping in boats to Fort
Sumpter—Major Anderson was throwing red
hot shot into Charleston—two buildings were
on fire! This was received by a storm of ap
Mr. ARMSTRONG said be hoped that the
members would not be deceived by such a dis
patch. It was a silly hoax—a jest that was, to
say the least, in very bad taste.
Mr. RIDGWAY desired an investigation for
the purpose of finding out who perpetrated
such a despicable hoax.
Mr. ARMSTRONG said the information of
its character came to him casually, and he did
not desire to betray confidence.
The Speaker (Mr. DAVIS) said the House
owed 'it to itself that the author of the dispatch
should be made known. •If be was a member,
he should be expelled from the floor.
Some further conversation took place between
the members, when the subject was dropped.
A motion was made to re-consider the vote
by which the House refused to suspend the
rules on the Apportionment bill; the rules were
Mr. AUSTIN moved that the House go into
committee of the whole for special amendments;
not agreed to.
Mr. TRACY moved to strike out Wayne, in
the eleventh district, and insert Carbon.
Mr. SELTZER called the previous question,
and the call was sustained.
Mr. BALL moved to strike out Carbon, in
the 10th district., and insert Wayne ; to strike
out Wayne in the 11th district, and'insert Car
bon ; not agreed to.
The bill in its original shape, under opera
tion of the previous question, passed finally--
yeas 48, nays 37.
To incorporate the Beaver Cove navigation
A supplement to the act to incorporate the
North Second Street market, in Philadelphia.
A bill to incorporate the Perry iron com
An act to incorporate the Aratated steam
engine company.
Mr. WILDEY moved an amendment to con
fine the company, to their own patents. Mr.
MOORE opposed the amendment, and it was
lost. The bill was passed.
An act to incorporate the Lecesco oil com
An act for the relief of Emor Walton, of
Berks coounty. Adjourned.
[Mr. SMITH, of Philadelphia, desires it to
be understood that when he voted against the
Military bill, he was of the opinion that the
necessity did not exist for its passage. During
the session on Friday evening, the telegraphic
reports of the attack on Fort Sumpter which
were read in the House, were satisfactory evi
dence to him that the necessity did exist for its
passage. That was the reason why he changed
his vottp]
The following bills on the Private Calendar
were taken up and passed;
An act to amend the charter of the Union
savings and building association of West Phila
An act to incorporate the gas company of the
borough of Lewisburg.
A further supplement to the act incorpora
ting the Pennsylvania coal company.
An act to incorporate the Juniata iron com
A supplement to an act to incorporate the
Northern Home for Friendless Children,
passed the 28th January, 1854.
A further supplement to an act incorpora
ting the Pittsburg gas company.
A supplement to an act to incorporate the
Frankford mutual insurance company of the
county of Philadelphia, approved April 5,
Supplement to the act incorporating the bo
rough of Dillsburg, in York county.
An act to incorporate the Oil Valley tele
graph company.
A further supplement to the act authorizing
the construction of a water course in Clinton
county, approved the 15th day of April, 1856.
An act to incorporate the Empire book and
ladder company, No. 1, of Lancaster city.
An act to incorporate the Potter County For
est improvement company•
An act to incorporate the Ohio and Missis
sippi steam packet company.
An act relative to the transfer of stock in the
Dock coal company.
An act supplementary to the several acts in
relation to the Green Ridge improvement com
An act to incorporate the Union mutual in
surance company of Westmoreland.
An act to incorporate the Loan Association
of the city of Philadelphia.
An act to incorporate the Philadelphia mar
ket company.
A further supplement to the act consolida
ting the city of Philadelphia.
An act to incorporate the Lancaster mutual
fire insurance company.
An act to change the name of the Fellowship
fire engine company of Germantown.
A further supplement to an act to incorpo
rate Mount Union cemetery, in Allegheny
county, approved the 14th day of April, 1846.
A further supplement to an act to incorpo
rate the Bedford Mineral Springs association,
approved March 17, 1855.
A supplement to an act to incorporate the
Gap mining Company of Lancaster county,
passed the Bth day of April, A. D. 1.851.
An act establishing Green Oak ferry,
An act to incorporate the Luzerne coal
transportation company.
A further supplement to an act incorporating
the Bedford Iron company.
Supplement to an act, entitled "An act to
incorporate the borough of Patterson, in the
county of Juniata," approved March, 1853.
An act to incorporate the Pike County mu
tual insurance company.
An act to incorporate the Pennsylvania oil
An act to incorporate the Sugar Valley mu
tual fire insurance company of Clinton county.
An act incorporating the Nay Aug hose com
pany, number one, in the borough of Scranton,
Luzerne county.
An act to incorporate the members of the
Franklin Street Methodist Episcopal church of
the borough of Johnstown, Cambria county.
A further supplement to an act authorizing
the citizens of the borough of Mercer to erect
a Union school house in said borough, ap
proved the 13th day of May, A. D. 1856.
An act to incorporate the Glamorgan iron
An act to incorporate the town of Newburg,
Cumberland county, into a borough.
An act to incorporaate the Society Alumni
of the law department of the University of
Joint resolution relative to the purchase of
military charts.
An act to incorporate the Shawmut and
Ridgway railroad company.
An act to incorporate the South Broad Top
railroad and coal company.
An act supplementary to an act, entitled
"An act to incorporate the Philadelphia and
Olney railroad company.
An act to alter, renew and extend the char
to of the Tradesmen's sating fund and loan
association of Philadelphia.
An net supplementary to a supplement to the
act of consolidation of the city of Philadelphia,
passed the 21st April, 1855.
An act relative to the school directors in the
borough of Franklin, in Venango county.
An act to authorize the election of a treas
urer in Ar.intire township, Lycoming county.
An act to authorize the trustees of Union
seminary,New 13erlin, Union county, to borrow
An act to incorporate the Pawners' loan as
sociation of Philadelphia. ,
An act to incorporate the Oakland park as
An act supplementary to the charter of in
corporation of the Wetherill zinc company.
An act to incorporate the Allegheny oil
An act relating to Allegheny county, and the
appointment of a comptroller in regard to the.
Allegheny banks.
A further supplement to an act, entitled "An
act to incorporate the Philadelphia and Dela
ware River railroad company," approved the
4th day of April, A. D. 1854.
I' SIM' • .1" `I I
It is evident, from the dispatches received
from Charleston, that the day's bombardment
had been futile, so far as the work of breaching
the walls of Sumpter was concerned. In addi
tion to the fact that Major Anderson withdrew
his men after dark for rest, and allowed his be
siegers to throw their shells at him without
interruption or response, we learn that his
course throughout the day indicated full confi
dence in the strength and impregnability of his
The battle was resumed at an early hour this
morning in great earnest, and the cannonading
is now going on fiercely from all points, both
from the Federal fleet outside the bar and from
the batteries along the coast.
At intervals of t%venty minutes, the firing
was kept up all night on Fort Sumpter.
Major Anderson ceased firing at 6 o'clock in
the evening, and all night he is supposed to
have been engaged in repairing damages and
protecting his barbette guns on the top of
Fort Sumpter commenced to return fire at
71 o'clock this morning, and seems to be greatly
The battery on Cummings' Point does Sump
ter great damage. At 9 o'clock this morning
a dense smoke poured out from Fort Sumpter,
and the Federal flag is at hail-mast, signalling
distress to the fleet.
The shells from Moultrie and Morris Island
fall into Anderson's stronghold thick and fast;
they can be seen in their course from the
Charleston battery.
The,fire from Morris Island and Fort Moul
trie is divided between Fort Sumpter and the
ships of war.
The breach made in Sumpter is in the side
opposite to Cumming's Point. Two of its port
holes are knocked into one, and the wall from
the top is crumbling.
Three vessels, one of them a large sized
steamer, are over the bar, and seem to be pre
paring to participate in the conflict.
The ships have not, as yet, opened fire.
An explosion has occurred at Sumpter. A
dense volume of smoke was seen suddenly to
rise from the Fort.
Major Anderson has ceased to fire for above
one hour. His flag is still up.
It is thought the officers quarters in the Fort
are on fire.
A Dispatch from another Source.
The batteries on Sullivan's Island, Cum
ming's point and Steven's battery, are pouring
shot and shell into Sumpter. Anderson does
not return the fire. 'There have just been two
explosions at Sumpter.
Fort Sumpter has unconditionally surren
dered. The news has just been received in a
reliable shape. Ex-Senator Chestnut and Gov
ernor Manning and W. Porcher Niles have just
landed and marched to the Governor's house.
They bring the particulars. It was reported
that ten of the garrison at Fort Sumpter had
been killed ; but your reporter has just had an
interview with W. P. Miles, who has just re
turned from a visit to Fort Sumpter. and is as
sured by him that no one was killed. The
Federal Flag was shot away by the Palmetto
guards at Morris Island.
In all two thousand shots were fired. No
South Carolinians were hurt. Major Ander
son's men, under guard,were conveyed by boats
to Morris Island. This news is reliable, and
puts to rest all the previous reports about Fort
Major Anderson has reached the city and is
the guest of Gen. Beauregard. The bells are
ringing out a merry peal and our people are
engaging in every demonstration of joy.
Our people generally sympathize with Major
Anderson, but express abhorrence for those
who were in the steamers off our bar and in
sight of us and did not even attempt to rein
force us.
Judge Magrath, who has just returned from
Fort Sumpter, reports that the woodwork of
the fort and the officers' quarters were all
burned out.
The fort will be taken possession of to-night
by the Confederate troops. Gen. Beauregard,
with two aids, has left for Fort Sumpter.
Three fire companies are now on their way to
Fort Sumpter to quell the fire bo'bre it reaches
the magazine.
CHARLESTON, April 13-10,1 o'clock, P. M.
A letter from Fort. Moultrie, dated at 6 o'clock
this morning, says that not a man Was killed
or wounded during yesterday's engagement.—
'Only the iron battery has been damaged.
The rifled cannon of the battery did great
execution on Fort Sumpter. They were all
aimed into the port holes. Three of Fort Sump
ter's barhette guns were dismounted, and a
corner of Fort Sumpter opposite Fort Moultrie
was knocked away.
Interview Between the Virginia Commis-
sinners and President Lin coln.
The Commissioners of Virginia had a pleas . -
ant interview with the President this morning.
The result was simply a statement by the Pres
ident that he will act according to the inaugu
ral programme—Hold the public property and
defend it—waging no war against the seceded
States, and maintaining the defensive.
The President's reply was given in writing.
It will be recollected that the Commissiocers
came hither under instructions to respectfully
ask the President to communicate to the Con
vention of. Virginia the policy to be pursued in
regard to the Confederate States.
CHARLESTON, April 13, 10 A. M.
Special Dispatch to the Patriot and Union.
PHILADELPHIA, April 14.-7 2 P. Al
The President will issue a proclamation to-
morrow, calling seventy-five thousand volun
teers to re-take Fort Sumpter; also a proolaraa.,
Lion calling an extra session of Congress on
the second of July. Major Anderson and party
temaiu in Sumpter,although it has surrendered
Terrible excitement here. Streets crowded
Virginia Convention.
Riewooxro, April
The Convention resumed, in committee of the
whole, the consideration of the report of the
Committee on Federal Relations. The four
teenth resolution, under debate yesterday, W as
adopted with Mr. Scott's amendment for the
bolding of a Congress of the border States in
the event of a failure of the Northern States
to respond by the time fixed for the re-assem
bling of the State Convention.
This being the last resolution of the series,
the Committee took up the proposed en len d.
ments to the Constitution.
Ex-Gov. Wise's substitute was rejected.
Pending the further consideration of th e
amendments, the Convention adjourned .
Hon. John Tyler received from Montgomery
copies of the official dispatches between Gen.
Beauregard and Major Anderson and Secretary'
Walker. These were soon printed and circu
lated in the Convention this afternoon, produ
cing considerable sensation,but there is as yet
no indication that the Union men will consent to
secede without the co-operation of the Border
The public mind is greatly excited.
Later from Mexico
NEW ORLEANS, April 12.
The steamer Tennessee, from Vera Cruz, on
the 9th inst., has arrived. She brings $170,000
in specie.
A conducta with $3,000,000 in specie ar
rived at Vera Cruz on the 30th ult.
President Juarez has certainly been elected
President by the people of Mexico.
It is reported that Mr. Weller, United States
Minister to Mexico, has tendered his resigna
Mrs. Anderson at New York.
NEW Yon); April 13.
Mrs. Anderson, the wife of the commander
of Fort Sumpter, is now in this city, at the
Brevoort House. She is visited by numbers of
persons, who desire to add their tribute of
praise to the encomiums showered upon Major
Anderson, and VC testify their appreciation of
the painful position in which Mrs. A. is now
placed. •
The Kentucky Volunteer Regiment.
Dispatches have been received here to hold
the Kentucky Volunteer Regiment in readiness
to march at a moment's notice. The order
comes from the War Department of the Con
federate States, at Montgomery.
(Md.) Democrat states that the body of a
drowned man, supposed to be one of the crew
lost from the schooner Richmond last Decem
ber, has been found at Woolford's Point. He
had on a blue guernsey jacket, a striped cotton
shirt.; also a white canton flannel shirt, a pair
of black cassimere pants, also a pair of blue
cotton pants, twilled muslin drawers, long blue
yarn stockings, water-proof boots, newly half
soled, and a yarn comfort.
On the 11th jest., in the First Presbyterian Church of
Harrisburg, by the Rev. Wm. R. DeWitt, D. D., ltogiu
MAHON, of Pittsburg, and JEKNTE. daughter of the late
ALEXANDER MAHON; Esq., of Harrisburg, Pa.
Ntw tAbuertiorntents.
1U" For Details of these GRAND ENTERTAIN
MENTS see Programmes.
Doors open at 7; commence at 8.
apl3-4t. J. F. BIRCH, Agent.
- A number of large size BUILDING LOTS, adjoining
the Bound House and Work Shops of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company, will be sold low and on reasonable
terms. Apply to an29-dly JOHN W. HALL.
- 14EmovAL.—The subscriber would
respectfully inform her old friends and the public
generally that she has removed her NI ',LIN MIT STORB
from Market street to No. 6.)i MARKET .SQUARE, two
doors from Henry Feliar. , B Confectionery Store, where
she is prepared to furnish BONNETS,
the latest styles and patterns.
A share of the public patronage is respectfully solici
ted. apl3-dtf HATS, &c., of all
THE Partnership of S. L. 11.'CULLOCH
& co. was dissolved by mutual consent on the Ist
day of July, 1860, and I am now closing up the books of
the Company, and all persons indebted to the firm must
settle their accounts on or before the 20th inst., or they
will be left for collection , and those having claims
against the same will please present them to the under
signed, at his office, No. 126 Market street.
I have a TWO-HORSE LUMBER WAGON and a good
TOP BUGGY WAGON, which I will sell at a bargain,
The undersigned having entered into the COAL
TRADE in this City . , would respectfully solicit your
patronage. I will keep on hand Coal of all sizes,
from the most Cs/abutted and Approved 117ine., which
will be delivered to any part of the City, Free from Dirt
and other Impurities.
ET° Coal for sale by the BOAT LOAD, CAR LOAD,
Persons purchasing by the Boat or Car Load will re
ceive Two Thousand Two Hundred and Porky Pounds
to the Ton.
IL7' Office No. 74 Market Street, second door from
Dewberry Alley. Yard on the Canal, foot of North St.
Er Orders left at either place will receive prompt
attention; JOHN W. HALL, Agent.
Harrisburg April 12, 1861.—ap13-dtf
Fru it and Ornamental Trees, Grapes, 1. 4 nn+ 11 Fruits, Rhu
barb, Asparagus, Shrubs, Roses, Bedding Plants, &c„ in
reat variety. Orders left with G. H. SMALL, at the
tate Capital Bank, will receive prompt attention. Cat
ogues gratis on application. marl 6-lnida4tw
lowing words are from Mark x. v. 9, 32:
"What, therefore, God has joined together let not malt
put asunder."
"Whosnever shall pit away his wife and marry another
eommittetb 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, Ood has joined together let no man
put asunder." .I=l2 dtf
SCOTO K WHISK Y.—One Puncheon
of MO SCOTCH WHISKY] ust received and for
sale by OHN H. ZIEGLER,
jan2 78 Market street.
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