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THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1861.
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Speaker of the Senate.
The majority of the Senate have selected
limns W. HALL, of Blair county, for Speaker
of the Senate during the recess, who will be
elected to-day. Mr. Hall is one of the young
est members of that body, and has acquired a
high standing by the industry and ability that
have characterized the discharge of his duties.
We record with gratification his merited eleva
tion. The Democratic members of the Senate
have nominated Dr. E. D. CRAWFORD, of Juniata
—a compliment worthily bestowed. •
Small Notes Authorize&
The Legislature has passed an act legalizing
the bank suspension until the second Tuesday
of October next, and authorizing them to issue
small notes to the am3unt of twenty per cent.
of their capital stock paid in. As far as the
legalization of suspension is concerned, it is a
great public necessity ; but there is no good
reason why the currency should be debased by
shinplasters when there is an abundance of
the precious metals to supply a circulating me
dium in all transactions involving sums less
than five dollars. The result of this unwise
measure will be to lock up gold and silver fast
in the vaults of the banks, and to substitute
therefor a ragged paper currency. This pro
ject has been on foot since the beginning of the
session, and received no countenance until this
time of general excitement, which was taken
advantage of to consummate a scheme that can
not meet with public approbation.
Oun Government is mustering its forces for
the purpose of crushing organized rebellion,
and not to "crush slavery forever." It is im
portant that the people should not be misled by
false issues. It is of tip utmost consequence
that the Border States, whose loyalty we wish
to be confirmed, and whose assistance we desire
in this struggle, should not be misled by the
false impression that the Government is enga
ging in a merciless crusade against slavery.—
Those States have rights which we are bound
to respect and. defend. The position taken by
the Telegraph, that the Government is arming
to crush slavery forever, is calculated to spread
the impression that war is to be made against
slavery—a position from which a majority of
its own party will recoil with horror. While
fighting under the flag of the Union, let us not
be guilty of the crime of trampling upon the
The Law Under Which the Militia of the
Country is Called Out.
We give below, says the National Intelligencer,
the section of the act of 1795 under which the
-President of the United States has called forth
the militia of the States in his Proclamation of
yesterday. That law was passed in reference
to the insurrection in Pennsylvania, -when
many thousands of insurgents were in arms
against the Federal authority. That formidable
outbreak being happily quelled,no farther action
was had under this statute till 1814, when, war
with Great Britain extisting, its provisions
were found effective in bringing the forces of
the country under the control of the Federal
Government. Congress, however, in that year
extended the time of service to six months, it
being limited by act of 1795 to three months.
The amendatory set of 1814 was restricted as
to its period of operation to the duration of the
then existing war, and by its own terms expired
at its close, leaving the provisions of the act of
1795 in force. It will be observed that the Pre
sident has in his Proclamation quoted the exact
teat of the statute, the section referred to being
as follows :
g‘ See. 2. Aral heftfurther enacted, That when
ever the laws of the United States shall be op
posed or the execution thereof obstructed in
any State by combinations too powerful to be
suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial
proceedings, or by the powers vested in the
marshals by this act, it shall be lawful for the
President of the United States to call forth the
militia of such State, or of any other State or
States, as may be necessary to suppess such
combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly
executed, and the use of militia to be called
forth may be continued, if necessary, until the
expiration of thirty days after the commence
ment of the then next session of Congress."
The power of the President to determine the
existence of the facts which establish the ne
cessity of calling upon the militia has been
settled by judicial determination. In the case
of Martin vs. Mott, reported in the 12th volume
of Wheaton, p. 19, the Court say:
"The authority to decide whether the exig
encies contemplated in the Constitution of the
United States and the act of Congress of 1795,
chap. 101, in which the President has author
ity to call forth the militia to execute the
laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and
repel i nvasions,' have arisen. is exclusively
vested in the President, and his decision is
conclusive on all other persons."
The clause which limits the term of service
of troops called out under this act is found in
the fourth section, - and is as follows :
And no officer, non-commissioned officer,
or private shall be compelled to serve 'more
than three months after his arrival at the place
of rendezvous in any one year."
It - will be observed that the concluding clause
of the second section quoted above makes the
term of service also expire thirty days after
the assembling of Congress. It is noticeable
that it was in the power of the President, by
declining to call an extra session of Congres s ,
to have provided a longer period of htistilities,
inasmuch as the troops ordered into the field
upon the first requisition could, at the expiration
of their term of service, have been replaced by a
new levy, and thus a sufficient army have been
kept under arms till the first of January next. It
is not doubted that the spirit of the States fur
nishing the troops would have promptly ad
vanced the money necessary to maintain their
several quotas in active operations, relying on
the General Government for repayment. The
Administration, however, have prudently put
it beyound the power of the Executive to con
tinue troops in the field beyond the first of
August. In calling Congress together, the
Government will have deferred to the Senators
of the States and the representatives of the
people the responsibility of the measures and
the policy which, after the date of their assem
blage, may be held requisite to preserve the
The Position of Kentucky.
The following, says the Baltimore American,
is an extract of a letter received in this city
from a distinguished gentleman in Kentucky,
who knows the tone and political temper of the
people of that State better, perhaps, than any
, Kentucly, April 9, 1861
do not know that anything new has occur
red in the state of public affairs since I last
wrote to you. On the whole, the number of
open and immediate secessionists in the State
appear to be very small indeed. The secession
party is now organised upon the idea of making
an ultimatum on the North (such a one as they
can hardly think will be granted, or, if granted,
that they expect the seceded States will reject.)
Union men are organized on the idea of stay
ing in the Union, but insisting on our rights,
as they call it ; so that both parties, to a certain
extent, are inAincere—one pretending to be
more for the Union than they really are, and
the other afraid to express the full strength of
their devotion to the Union. The people, in my
opinion, are for the Union, and without some
great change, will (rive a heavy majority, a
month hence, for the Union candidates to the
Border slave State Cenvendon, which is ex
pected to meet at Frankfort in the latter, part
if Kentucky and Tennessee, with their com
pact and central situation, and their two mil
lions of white population, stand fast, as I
think they will, then the three free States,
Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, and the seven slave
States, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri,
that surround and border on the two States of
Kentucky and Tenessee, must in some degree
accommodate their policy to the determined
action of these two powerful, central and com
bined States, which, unitedly, are stronger than
the seven seceded States.
At present the great necessity is that the
public mind should emancipate itself from the
idea that Virginia is able or fit to lead us in
times like these. When the tug comes it will
be hard work for Virginia to save herself; if
she does that she will have to change her no
tions and her conduct very considerably.—
Maryland ought no longer to allow herself to
be considered as a mere satellite of Virginia,
but take a resolute stand for herself. She and
Delaivare united are a full match for Virginia.
As long as the rest of the border slave States
allow Virginia to imagine that they depend for
their sense, their courage, and their policy on
her, we shall have nothing but trouble and un
The Democratic Members of the House
and the Military Bill.
The Democratic Members of the House, like
those of the Senate, have placed on the Journal
the reasons that compelled them to vote against
the Military bill at the time it passed the House.
They are identical 'with the reasons of the dis
senting Senators, already published, and refer
to the condition of affairs which existed before
the assault upon Fort Sumpter and the proclama
tion of the President, summoning the militia
of the State to the defence of the country—
with the exception of the following paragraph:
"In order that we might vote understandingly
" on this bill, a proposition was offered to the
" House, calling on the Governor to furnish
" the House with any information in his pos
" session, not incompatible with the general in
terest, which demanded the passage of this
" bill at this time. This was refused by the
" House ; and we were therefore compelled, by
"a strict sense of duty, and the reasons here
" iubefore stated, to vote against the bill."
The following names are attached to this
W. H. Butler, Chas. H. Hill,
Patrick M'Doneugh, Thos. W. Duffield,
Henry Dunlap, Rob't E. Randall,
Thos. E. Gaskill, Jacob Cope,
H. R. Kline, W. Divins,
H. J. Myers. Jno. Manifold,
H. B. Rhoads, W. C. Li cht enwallner,
John Dismant, Lewis Heck,
C. D. Brodhead, P. Donley,
Joseph Caldwell, Daniel Reiff,
SHOCKING TRAGEDY-Al Suicide and Attempted
Murder.—Last evening, about eight o'clock,
Peter Gheen, a resident of West Philadelphia,
attempted to murder his wife by sttabbing her,
and then followed the attempt up with cutting
his own throat in such a manner as to cause
death in a few minutes. It was the old story.
Gheen, who is a young man of about 28 years
of age, has been married about one year, during
which time he has quarreled with his wife, his
jealous disposition leading him to entertain an
unfounded belief in regard to her conduct. Last
evening the two left „their residence in Oak
street, near Forty-third, and started to visit a
friend. When near Logan and Market streets,
the old quarrel was again revived, and upon
Mrs. Gheen repudiating some of the charges
preferred against her, Gheen drew his pen
knife and plunged it twice into the abdomen of
his wife. Without waiting to ascertain the ef
fect of the blows Gheen crossed the street, and
then drew the knife across his throat, inflicting
a terrible wound. He then walked about a
square, to Hughe's drug store, where he died
shortly after entering the premises. Mrs. Gheen
was taken into a neighboring house, where Dr.
Hughes attended to her wounds, which are not
considered dangerous. The coroner was noti
fied to hold an inquest upon the body of Gheen.
The deceased was a painter by trade.—Phila
delphia Ledger, .April 17.
CONTENTS OF A MAlL.—SOOletiale since, it
will be recollected, a stage coach went over a
precipice on the Canon river, in Minnesota,
and the mails got a thorough soaking. They
were sent to Chicago, and in three days time,
two thousand letters and packages were picked
out, spread out, and, after drying, re-sealed
and sent on their way. There was, however,
a portion of this moist and mixed matter whose
destination could not be made out_ There was
a large daguerreotype minature, in a once gor
geous velvet case, enclosing the counterfeit
presentm en t of a young man, most elaborately
gotten up. Some loving female heart was to
have been gladdened thereby. Among the
debris also, there were five little ambrotypes,
of three sisters and two brothers, thus infelici
further progress eastward,
tously cut off from
by reason of the total destruction of their ad
DISAPPOINTZO Itsrusracass GOING TO Die-
BAND.—It is said that the Republican Associa
tion at Washington is to be disbanded, in con
sequence of the refusal of the President to
appoint any of its members to office. They
number about 1,000 men, and a more exasper
ated set of fellows it would be impossible to
find in this hemisphere. Seven-eighths of them
joined the association to obtain office, although
they did not approve of the principles of the
Republican party ; and they discovered, when
it was too late, that they had disgraced them
selves for nothing.
PENN 7 A LEGISLATURE.
Mr. HIESTAND moved that the Senate pro
ceed to the Becloud reading and consideration
of the supplement to the Free Banking law ;
which was agreed to. The several sections
were passed, the rules suspended, and the bill
passed finally—yeas 20, nays 9.
Mr. KETCHAM called up a supplement to
the act relating to hawkers and.peddlers, and
regulating auctions in the county of Schuyl
Mr. HALL, an net to annex the county of
Clearfield to the Eastern district of the Supreme
Mr. LANDON, an act relative to the collec
tion of taxes on unseated lands in Overton
township, Bradford county ; passed.
Mr. LAWRENCE, an act regulating elections
in the oily of Reading. The committee of the
whole reported progress and asked leave to sit
again ; which was agreed to—yeas 20, nays 8.
Mr. FULLER moved that the committee More
leave to sit again immediately.
Mr. CLYMER moved to amend by giving leave
to sit again this day two weeks; agreed to—
yeas 17, nays 10.
The motion as amended was agreed to.
Mr. MEREDITH, an act to . incorporate the
Idaho oil company ; passed.
On motion, adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 1861.
The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock
by Mr. PENNEY, Speaker pro term.
ON THIRD READING
An act to enable the court of common pleas
of Juniata county to open a certain account ;
Supplement to an act to sell and convey cer
tain real estate.
An act to authorize the taxation of attorney's
fees as part of the costs of proceedings in par
tition in the orphans' court; negatived—yeas
11, nays 15.
APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR
Three messages were received from the. Go
vernor, announcing the following appointments :
Major General Edward M. Biddle, of Cum
berland county, Adjutant General in the grand
staff of the militia of Pennsylvania.
General Reuben C. Hale, of Philadelphia,
Captain John W. M'Clean, of Erie, Commis
All of which were unanimously confirmed by
Mr. NICHOLS called up an act to incorporate
the St. Mary's beneficial society, of the city of
Mr. PARKER, supplement to an act to incor
rate the Philadelphia steam propellor company ;
Mr. ROBINSON, a supplement to the act
incorporating the Westminster collegiate insti
tute ; passed.
Mr. SCHINDEL, an act relative to coroners
in Northampton county; passed.
Mr. MOTT, an act to abolish the office of
sealer of weights and measures in Wayne
county ; passed.
Mr. SERRILL, a supplement to an act incor
porating the Farmers' hotel company; passed.
Mr. THOMPSON, an act to abolish the Per
kiomen Independent school district, in the
county of Montgomery ; passed.
Mr. CONNELL, an act to extend the charter
of the Greenwich improvement and railroad
On motion of Mr. PALMER, the Senate pro
ceeded to consider the House bill substituted
for the Senate bill requiring a resumption of
sricie payments on the Ist of June, &c. The
amendments—the principal of which are, fixing
thei day of resumption on the second Tuesday
of October, and authorizing the banks to issue
small notes—were concurred in.
Mr. CONNELL, an act to incorporate the
Lafayette railroad company; passed_
Mr. SMITH, an act to annex a part of Nor
wegian township. Schuylkill county, to the
borough of Pottsville ; passed.
Mr. SERRILL, supplement to an act relative
to fees of aldermen and justices of the peace;
Mr. CONNELL, an act to prevent fraudulent
elections in Philadelphia ; passed.
Mr. PARKER, for the SPEAKER, an act to
vacate,a. certain street, lane and alley in the
town of Freedsburg, in the county of Schuyl
Mr. CONNELL, a supplement to the act in
corporating the Chattel loan company of Phil
Mr. WHARTON, a supplement to the Free
dom and Sarah Furnace plank road company,
relating to the Birmingham seminary; passed.
Mr. BENSON, an act to incorporate the Oil
Valley telegraph company; passed.
Mr. SCHINDEL, a supplement to the act
incorporating the Bethlehem rolling mill and
iron company; passed. Adjourned.
Mr. BOUND called up an act to erect an in
dependent school district out of parts of Union
and Snyder tounties ; passed.
Mr. CLYMER, an act to protect the wages
of labor in the county of Berks.
Mr. CONNELL, a supplement to an act in
corporating the Philadelphia and Olney railroad
company ; passed.
Mr. GREGG, an act relative to the pay of
jurors in Centre and Clinton counties; passed.
Mr. CRAWFORD, supplement to an act in
corporating the Tuscarora Female institute;
Mr. BENSON, 'an act to authorize the ap
pointment of a notary public in Erie county ;
Mr. BOUGHTER, an set to lay out a State
road in the counties of Lebanon and Berke ;
Mr. FULLER, an act to prevent the destruc
tion of fish in Indian creek, in the county of
Fayette ; passed.
Mr. BLOOD, for the SPEAKER, an act to
incorporate the Ashland cemetery association
of Schuylkill county ; passed.
Mr. LAWRENCE, an act for the protection
of deer in the counties of Cumberland, Frank
lin and Adams ; passed.
On motion of Mr. THOMPSON, the vote on
bill for the relief of George Jordan was recon
The bill was amended so as to make compen
sation to Mr. Jordan in the sum of $1,500;
which was agreed to—yeas 15, nays 12.
Mr. KETCHAM, an act to authorize the
erection of a lock ; up house in the borough of
White Haven ; passed.
Mr. IRISH, an act relative to the claim of
James Dignan ; passed.
Mr. CONNELL, supplement to an act incor
porating the Union Hall association, of the
Falls of Schuylkill; passed.
Mr. CONNELL, an act relative to Wager
Street, in the city of Philadelphia; passed.
Mr. KETCHAM, an act to incorporate the
Luzerne coal transportation company; passed.
Mr. LANDON, an act to provide for the
erection of a house for the employment and
support of the poor in Bradford county; passed.
Mr. LAWRENCE, an act in relation to the
rates and levies of taxes in the county of Wash
Mr. MEREDITH, an act to lay out a State
road in Armstrong, Butler and Venango coun
ties; passed. Adjourned.
TUESDAY, April 16, 1861.
Mr. SELTZER asked and obtained leave to
read the following telegraphic dispute!'
READING, April 16.—The Ringgold Light
Artillery left here at 6f for Harrisburg. They
have 108 men.
The reading of the dispatch was received
The House took up the appropriation bill as
mended by the Senate.
TUESDAY, April 16
Nearly all the Senate amendments were con
RESUMPTION OF SPECIE PAYMENTS
The Rouse having gone through with the
appropriation• bill, resumed the consideration
of the act providing for the resumption of
specie payments by the banks, and for the
equalization of the currency of the State.
The pending question was on the motion of
Mr. BARNSLEY, to resume on the Ist of June,
instead of on the 2d Tuesday in January.
A running debate as to time ensued between
Messrs. WILLIAMS, FRAZIER, COLLINS,
ARMSTRONG, TRACY and others.
The motion of Mr. BARNSLEY was lost—
yeas 38, nays 54.
Mr. COLLINS moved to amend by fixing the
day of resumption on the second Tuesday in
October next ; agreed to.
Several other amendments were proposed and
At 11 o'clock, the bill passed finally.
[This bill authorizes the issue of small notes
by the banks.] Adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WEDNESDAY, April 17. 1861.
The SPEAKER called the House to order at
Mr. WILDEY moved that the House proceed
to the consideration of the Senate bill supple
mentary to an act to revise and amend the
Penal Code—being the treason bill.
A number of amendments were proposed and
discussed at length by Messrs. WILLIAMS,
ARMSTRONG, DAVIS, BALL, GORDON and
The bill was essentially amended and passed
finally by a unanimous vote.
A large number of bills were passed. Among
them the following:
A supplement to the Harrisburg and Hamburg
An act to incorporate the Media and Chester
An act to incorporate the Independent Order
of Red Men, in Pennsylvania.
A supplement to an act, incorporating the
Schuylkill and Susquehanna railroad company.
An act for the sale of unseated lands.
Mr. SHAFER, on leave, stated that Captain
Givin had raised a company of 83 men in Ches
ter county, and that he bad tendered their
ssrvices to the Governor and they had been
accepted. The citizens of Chester county had
raised a fund of $3,000 for the company and
would raise as much more if necessary. (Ap
Mr. SMITH, of Philadelphia, who has here
tofore supported the bill for the erection of
public buildings in Philadelphia, gate notice
that in consequence of the troubled times he
deemed it impolitic to further advocate its pas
AMong the bills passed were the following :
A supplement to the act relative to tenants
and tenants in common and owners of mineral
lands to develop the same.
An act regulating the dealing in old iron and
glass in Schuylkill county.
An act relative to the escheated estate of
An act regulating municipal elections in the
city of Reauing.
An act authorizing the sale of the Blockley
A further supplement to the act to incorpo
rate the Wilkesbarre water company.
An act for the relief of James K. Doll.
A supplement to the act regulating the sale
of intoxicating liquors. Adjourned.
A CARGO OF SLAVES LANDED ON THE ISLAND
or CUBA.—Captain Hickey, of the ship Alice
Bull, has furnished us with the following ac
count of a fore and aft rigged schooner land
ing a cargo of slaves four or five miles to the
westward of Cape Correntes, in Cuba. He
states that on the 29th ult., a few hours after
having seen the wrecked ship, distinctly saw a
clipper schooner landing a cargo of slaves in
small boats. She, at the time, was lying some
three miles from the land. Captain H. was
unable to tell the number, but thinks the
schooner had a full complement, some two or
three hundred head, of Africans, intended for
the different markets on the island.—New Or
leans Delta, March 7th.
A BOY ACCIDENTALLY GARROTED AND KILLED,
—ln St. Louis, on Friday last, a lad 17 years
of age, while at work in a rope manufactory,
with a quantity of hemp around his neck, in
cautiously approached a revolving shaft, when
the hemp was caught in the shaft and wound
around it, strangling the poor boy, and drag
ging him several times around the shaft before
it could be stopped. He was horribly mangled,
and the head enormously swollen. The agony
of the bereaved mother was most touching and
distressing to witness. Her bitter, heart
breaking sobs were mingled with wild excla
mations of "My boy, my boy ! who left me this
morning whistling !"
TILE ARMY WORM IN TEXAS IMPEDING A
TRAIN.—On Wednesday last the army worm
appeared in such immense numbers on por
tions of the track of the B. 8., B. and C. rail
road, and such was the resistance they offered
to the progress of the cars that the motion of
the engine was impeded by them, and the en
gineers kad to resort to various expedients to
overcome the difficulty. At intervals the wheels
became so slimed and clogged as to arrest the
motion of the train entirely. The train did not
arrive here until nearly three hours after it had
become due, in consequence of the delay oc
casioned at Harrisburg from the above cause.
—Galveston .News, 6th.
The Paris Constitutionnel of March 27 con
tains a letter from a correspondent at Buenos
Ayres, who tells the extraordinary story of a
Frenchman having become King of Araucania,
in the Southern part of Chili, a province wholly
inhabited by a hardy, intelligent race of In
dians, who have remained unconquered to this
day. This Frenchman, if such a person really
exists, calls himself Orelie Antonio I, Consti
tutional King of Araucania. His ministers are
also apparently Frenchmen, at least they call
themselves by French names.
The other day the desk in a boarding-house
in New Orleans was broken open and robbed of
$2,200. A little putty was discovered adhering
to the wood where the implement which forced
ihe desk was applied; hence it was concluded
that the work was done with a glazier's chisel,
and as two glaziers were boarding in the house
they wer e arrested. It was supposed from a
variety of circumstances that the crime would
be proved on one or both.
Run's DOlNGS.—Michael Walsh was con
victed in Boston, on Saturday last, of the mur
der of his own daughter, a girl of twelve years
of age, by beating her. The mother was
also arrested, hut no bill was found against her.
Th 6 family was a most degraded one, and con
stantly drunk on liquors stolen from different
stores. Not long since, a brother of the victim
died from drinking alcohol they had stolen,
supposing it to be rum.
BAD FOR CLEVELAND WHISR.Y.—In a liquor
suit recently tried in a western county of Penn
sylvania, the defendant's attorney urged that
a consignment of whisky had been made to
hie client from Cleveland, for sale. The judge,
in delivering the charge to the court remarked
that "it was notlrions that Cleveland whisky
was bad whisky, and to deal in that kind of an
article could not cimmand the clemency of the
The magnificent bay of P ens acola, twenty
seven miles in length. and, in its broadest part,
twelve miles in 10,dth, has twenty-one feet of
water on its bar. The navies of the world can
float securely withilt it. The great work which
protects it is Fort !ickens. erected by the Uni
ted States, at a custof nearly a million dollars,
on the long, low, Ond narrow island of Santa
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
THE WAR NEWS !
THE REBELLION AT THE
THOUSANDS OF TROOPS MOVING.
GLORIOUS CONDUCT OF THE GOV-
ERNOR OF MARYLAND
WEST NEWS FROM MONTGOMERY.
A GREAT ARMY TO BE RAISED
VERY IMPORTANT mom
PROBABLE PASSAGE OF THE SE
IT WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE PEOPLE.
DISUNION IN KENTUCKY.
&c., &c., &c.
The Secretary of War has just received the
official document containing the first response
of the volunteers of Massachusetts to the
proclamation of President Lincoln.
A member of the Virginia Convention tele
graphs from Richmond that an ordinance of
secession will pass that body, but that it will
be decided to submit the ordinance to the peo
ple of Virginia for their ratification or rejec
Washington to-day presents a. decidedly mil
Many volunteers are rapidly enrolling them
selves and reporting to the Department. These
new recruits are yet without uniforms.
The War Department is in receipt of various
notifications to the effect that volunteers from
Northern and Western States are moving
towards Washington rapidly.
The Government regards it as treasonable for
Northern manufacturers to sell arms to the
All the elderly men who are exempt from
militia duty are to hold a meeting, and form a
corps to defend the city.
Emphatic Union Declarations by Governor
Governor Hicks was waited on, last night, by
Company F, the Governor Guards, at his hotel,
who informed him that they had come to sing
the Star Spangle i Banner with him. The Gover
nor expressed pleasure at the visit, and said he
was too hoarse to join with them, but he would
tell them that he was still under the Stars and
The Star Spangled Banner was therimung by
fifty voices, with fine effect. The Governor
thanked the visitors for the courtesy, and said
that he hoped that "that patriotic air would be
sung on all fitting occasions forever. The Union
must be preserved."
A voice exclaimed—" Governor, you have
done your duty so far."
The Governor replied—" Yes, and I intend to
keep doing it."
The visitors responded with one voice :—"We
will stand by you;' Much enthusiasm was
The Union feeling now provailing here is
intense, and the few secessionists have been
overawed by the determined aspect of the peo
ple. A scheme to seize Fort Delaware was
undoubtedly projected, but it has been frustra
ted by the action of the Government. A com
pany has been organized, and the arms were
to be taken from the Military Academy to equip
them. This movement was designed with a
double effect. It was to get possession of the
Academy rifles so that they could not be had
by the people in a sudden emergency, and to
arm an efficient company to carry out secession
when the time to act should arrive.
Our merchants are frowning down secession
by a determination to patronize no paper that
does not give expression to Union sentiments.
Senator Bayard is now on a visit to Virginia,
and his friends, who are suspected of secession
sentiments are keeping quiet, the Union senti
ment here being so unanimous as to convince
them that there is no hope for the success of
any effort to capture Fort Delaware.
Adjournment of the New York Legislature.
ALBANY, N. Y., April 16.
The State Legislature adjourned eine die to
Senator J. M'Leod Murphy, a Democrat, in
the course of his remarks, said he had served
his country before, and, if God permitted him
to live, but a few days would elapse before he
would again be found ready to battle under
the flag of his country.
The Senate adjourned amidst overwhelming
enthusiasm. The "Star Spangled Banner" was
subsequently sung by Mr. Frank O'Keefe.
The Reinforcement of Fort Pickens.
WASHINGTON, April 17.
There can be no doubt that Fort Pickens hag
been reinforced. Gov. Wise received the fol
lowing dispatch on Saturday:
" MONTGOMERY, April 13.—T0 Hon. H. A.
Wise: By authority of the Hon. L. P. Walker,
Secretary of War, I have to inform you, for
general publicity, that on last night reinforce
ments were thrown into Fort Pickens, by the
Government at Washington, in violation of the
convention existing between that Govern . ent
and this Confederacy. JOHN TYLER, Ja."
The Union Sentiment in New irerk.
NEW YORK, April 17
A meeting of merchants this morning deci
ded to call a mass meeting, to be held in Union
Square, on Saturday, when all business will be
A subscription was opened this morning, and
liberally responded to, to fit out the Seventh
Regiment for any duty that may be required.
A au ong Union sentiment prevails among
The Confederate States—The New Loan—
An Immense Army to be liaised.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 16.
One individual, it is said, has taken $125,-
000 of the loan in gold, at par.
The leaders here expect that there will be
from 75.000 to 100,000 men in the field within
thirty days. The Government, it is thought,
will probably receive large contributions in
money from the European ship-builders.
Disunion in Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, April 17.
The Memphis and Ohio Railroad offers to
transport troops and munitions of war free.
The City Council has appointed a Military
Board and appropriated $50,000 to defend the
The Union flags on the steamers have been
hauled down, and the citizens are arming and
PITTSBURG, April 17.
To lion. John P. Penney : Please inform the
Governor at once that the Banks of Pittsburg
will cheerfully respond to the call for tn ,, ney to
meet the late appropriation to be used in ena
bling the Government to sustain the Constitu
tion and the Laws. By order of the Board of
Bank Presidents. JAMES B. bluaamr, Pres%
WASHINGTON, April 17
BALTIMORE, April 17
WILMINGTON, April 17
The First Division to be Ready to Move.
PHILADELPHIA, April 17.
We learn that the following order was issued
HEAD QUARTERS, FIRST DIVISION. P. V. t
PuiLADELrate, 17th April, 1861. S
1. The 'Major Geneial has received orders
from the Governor of the Commonwealth, to
"hold himself in readiness to march."
11. Commanders of Companies, Battallions,
and Regiments, will report forthwith through
the proper channels the number of men who
will enter the service, and accompany the Major
111. Craig Biddle, Esq., is appointed an Aid
de-Camp, with the rank of Major, and will be
obeyed and respected accordingly. By com
mand of , MAJOR GENERAL PATTERSON.
R. BUTLER BRICE, Assistant Adjutant
Senator Bigler Serenaded.
TYRONE, April 17.
Ea-Senator Bigler was serenaded by the citi
zens, this morning, and in a brief speech he
declared, that whilst differing from the present
Administration on questions of policy, in a
contest like the present he was emphatically
and unequivocally for sustaining the Govern
ment at all hazards. He will be in Philadel
The Old Dominion Loyal !
Special Dispatch to the Patriot and Union
PHILADELPHIA, April 17.
The Virginia Convention negatived the
Secession Ordinance to day, by a majority
of 18, and adjourned sine die.
A FEMALE DEFAULTER.—A widow lady who
has kept a boarding house in this city for many
years, has dealt largely during the past six
years in tallow and the refuse of meat shops,
buying the same of the butchers of the sur
rounding towns and of the meat dealers in this
city, and selling to Winchester of Boston. The
dealers report that she is owing them between
three and four thousand dollars, and is a de
faulter.—Manchester (N. H.) Mirror.
Mrs. Nancy Webb, a lady 90 years old, was
killed by her son in-law, Frederick A. Smith,
of Stamford, Ct on Tuesday last. He was in
sane from the effect of a fever from which he
had scarcely recovered, and had been left alone
with her but a few moments, during which he
attacked and beat her with a hoe until she was
so injured that she lived but 36 hours after
A large reading Lens hanging in the window
of a shop in London, exposed to the sun, its
focus being within the range of the woodwork,
set fire to it on the 15th ult. The accident
suggests the possibility of bulls eyes in decks
of vessels becalmed in tropical climates, setting
fire to ships and cargoes, or in wreck houses,
where such means of lighting is resorted to.
EXPULSION OF FREE NEGROES FROM ST. Lours.
The police commissioners of St. Louie have
notified all free negroes and mulattoes, not
permitted by law to reside within that State,
to leave the State forthwith, and that all who
may be found in St. Louis five days after the
date of the notice, will be dealt with according
Berger has been invited to visit Qalifornia,
and upon being requested to make known his
terms, responded that he would make an en
gagement for eight thousand dollars, and travel
ing expenses there and back; also, the expenses
of his nephew, who accompanies him, and of a
gentleman who acts as his interpreter.
James L. Boynton, Sidney B. Dyke, and
another man, all belonging in Weld, Me., were
on a drunken carousal, on the sth instant, at
Dyke's house, during which a quarrel arose,
and Dyke shot Johnson through the abdomen.
Johnson died the same night.
The stonemasons of Cincinnati have struck
for higher wages; they want an advance from
$1.50 to $1.75 a day. At this depressed con
dition of business affairs this strike, as it strikes
us, is very injudicious.
WAR! WAR!! WAR!!!
TO ARMS! TO ARMS!!
GUN AND RIFLE POWDER
AND ALL OTHER
POWDER AND FUSE
I. E. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.,
For sale at manufacturers• prices by their Agent,
JAMES M. WHEELER,
Orders received at Warehouse, to any extent, for
supplying the state, Regiments, Companies, &c. aplB
IF YOU WANT CHEAP SHOES,
GO TO THE PHILADELPHIA SHOE STORE
Do you want a BOOT or SHOE that will fit,
Oo to the Philadelphia Shoe Store
For LADIES' GAITERS, very cheap,
Go to the Philadelphia Shoe Store
For MISSES' SHOES of all kinds,
Go to KIMB ALL'S No. 38% Market Street
For BOYS' SHOES of all kinds,
Go to KIMBALL'S, No. 38X Market Street.
For CHILDRENS' SHOES for 25 cents,
Go to the Philadelphia Shoe Store•
In fact for all kinds of BOOTS and SHOES,
Go to the Philadelphia Shoe Store
Remember the place,
THE PHILADELPHIA CHEAP SHOE STORE,
No. 88% Market Street, "sign of the American Flags."'
AT LOW PRICFS, at
SCHEFFE IS Book-store.
Near the Harrisburg Bridge.
P E M O V A L.
The subscriber has removed his PLUMBTNG AND
BRASS FOUNDRY from Market street to Fourth street
above Market, opposite the Bethel Church Thankful
for past patronage. he hopes, by strict attention to busi
ness, to merit a continuance of it.
mar 27 dtf WM PARKHILL.
I , OR RENT.—A. COTTAGN on Pine
street. Also, a HOUSE next to the Steam Blow
Mill. Inquire of MRS. MURRAY,
plB-dtf Corner of flleeond and Pine Ste.
J. 0. KIMBALL