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Wednesday, November 28, 1860.
To-morrow being aet apart as a day of Thanks
giving and Prayer, no paper will be Issued
from this ofEce.
The Republican Association of Washington
will not hold its usual weekly meeting to
THE PROGRESS OF DISUNION SKNTI-MENTS-ITS
There hare been secessionists per se men
who have been plotting a dissolution of the
Union, in some of the Southern States, for
more' than twenty years past. Until quite re
cently, however, they have remained iu a mea
gre minority in every State except South Car
olina, if, indeed, they ever were in a majority
even in that State. Until within some two or
three years past, the disunion sentiment at the
South was limited to a class of ambitious poli
ticians, who conceived that their chances for
p olitical preferment would bo better in a new
Southern Confederacy, than in the present Fed
cral' Union. This has been the ruling cause
of the disaffection to the Union which has pre
vailed 'more or less in some of the Southern
States, ever since Mr. Calhonn conceived the
idea of attaining, in a Southern Confederacy,
to that elevated position which he vainly stro o
for in the Union made by our fathers. But
until recently, men who represented the prop
erty and enterprise of the cotton-planting States,
and who were seeking to better their condition
by other means than political preferment, have
been slow to yield their sympathy and support
to mere political schemers and agitators, for
the advancement of their selfish and ambitious
It is manifest, however, that within some
two or three years past, the disunionists in the
cotton States have been receiving large acces
sions from a new class of citizens those who
represent the great planting interests of that
section. These gentlemen are, as a body, in
telligent and enterprising, and act from mo
tives, as much as mere politicians do. What
new motive,.then, has lately brought so many
of them en rapport with the advocates of dis
union? Every one knows that the election of
a Republican President is not the cause of the
great increase of disunion sentiment now so
manifest in tho cotton States. Every one
knows that this has been merely seized upon
as a pretext for a secession movement which
the hearts of tho people had been previously
prepared for. If some new and powerful mo
tive had not been presented to the people of
those States, to induce them to view disunion
in some new light, the secession movement of
1850 would have received no more countenance
from them, than did those of 1832 and 1850.
Now, what is this new motive, which has
wrought so great a change in public sentiment?
Every careful observer of the "signs of the
times," will recognise the truth of our aver
ment, when we state that the disunion senti
ment has been gaining ground in the cotton
States, ever since the proposition to reopen
the African slave trade began to be agitated,
and viewed as a measure possible of attain
ment ; aud that it has advanced pari passu
with the change of opinion in favor of that
The increasing demand for cotton, and the
high price of that great staple for some years
past, has stimulated its producers to extend iu
cultivation to the utmost of their ability. The
great check upon their cntorprise in this di
rection has been the high ahd constantly-increasing
prices of negro laborers. Slave labor
being the principal ingredient in the cost of
cotton producing, to cheapen the cost of that
labor has of course been a great desideratum
with those engaged in its cultivation. The
proposition to reopen the African slave trade
presented the only possible mode of effecting
this desired result; and it was only necessary
to inspire some degreo of faith in the practica
bility of that measure, to arouse tho wildest
enthusiasm in its favor.
A little reflection, however, satisfied every
man of ordinary sense? of the utter hopeless
ness of attaining this object in the Union. But
in a Southern Confederacy, whero the reign of
" King Cotton " would bo supreme, the measure
was conceived to be perfectly feasible. The
hope of obtaining negro laborers at one-tenth
of their present cost, was a powerful argument
addressed to men who were directing all their
energies to the extension of cotton planting.
Tho visions of wealth which this prospect
opened up to their excited imaginations, did
more to shake their loyalty to the Union in
one single year, than all the appeals of ambi
tious politicians had preriously done in twenty
years. Herein, we think, lies the secret of tho
great progress of disunion sentiments in the
cotton planting States within the last two or
We sincerely believe that this design of re
opening the African slave trade is the most
powerful motive now operating upon the South
ern mind, in favor of a secession movement.
This view of the case affords a solution of the
fact, that the Secessionists of the cotton States
do not desire tho border or grain-growing slave
States to join them, at first, in their revolution
ary movement. They want the cotton States
alone to secede, and set up a new Confederacy,
which the border slave States may come into
after a while. In other words, they want the
cotton States alone to have the framing of the
Constitution of the new Confederacy. They
know that a Constitution made by all of the
slavebolding States, would contain a prohibi
tion of the slave trade. Hence, such States as
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Ac, whose
interests are directly opposed to tho importa
tion of slaves from Africa, are not to bo trusted
to aid in making tho Constitution of the new
Confederacy; but when the cotton States shall
have made one to suit themselves, and gotten
the slavo trade fairly under way, they may come
into it if they see fit.
The avoiced motives of the secessionists, for
tho revolutionary movement now on foot, are
so manifestly inadequate, as a justification or
even an excuse for that movement, that every
reflecting mind must be satisfied that their real
motives are kept in the background. The most
prominent of these real motives is, unquestion
ably, an avaricious passion for cheap negroes.
THE KANSAS TROUBLES.
The following special dispatch appears in
tho New York Tribune and Times of yester
Laurence, A". T., Kov. 25, The whole
country is imposed upon by the lata reports of
tho Kansas difficulties. I abjure all to await
the facts before judging the matter. Judge
Williams, who has so deceived the public, is a
frightened old dotard, unworthy ot credence,
'i his court has not been molested. Fort Scott
has not been attacked. Neither Paris nor any
other placo has been sacked. Montgomery's
p.trty has not entered Missouri, and never in
tended to do it. Not one cent has been given
to him or his men from the recent hastcrn con
tributions. No arms or munitions have been
nent them, as reported; all their arms have
been in the Territory for years. I challenge
proof to the contrary.
All such statements as Judge Williams has
made are vile fabrications, which are doing our
people infinite wrong. Let the public charge
it either to his malice or to his ignorance.
Still, it is admitted that exciting events are
upon as. Wv. Hctciiixson.
" More Journalism. An evening penny
paper, under the control of an association of
men, political adherents of the incoming Ad
ministration, made its appearance yesterday.
From the known character of all engaged in
the enterprise, we infer that they purpose being
the supporter of the sectional 'irresponsible
? conflict' party." States and Union.
The Stales and Union might have been more
courteous in language, less faulty in grammar,
more luminous in general purport, and warmer
in its welcome toward us in our advent upon
the field of journalism. Of that, hswevcr, we
have no right to complain. But we do protest
against all speculations in regard to our edito
rial course. That course was distinctly an
nounced in the number of our paper which gave
to the collaborates of tho States and Union
an idea rom which to "infer" a conclusion
to his paragraph. Wo commend our prospec
tus to his attention. As far as we are con
cerned, '' irresponsible conflicts" shall be left
to the cue of our local contemporary and kin
dred j-jurnals. When conviction of duty en
l'sts our support in any " conflict," our neigh
bor may rest assured that its humorous de
scription, "irresponsible," will be very far
from an index to its character.
Torching the present state of feeling in
South Carolina, the following extract from the
Columbia correspondence of the K. Y. Herald
is to the point :
" Of the one hundred and sixtv-seven mem
bers of the Legislature, there is not a single
man who is known to be a co-opcrationist.
Every one is iu favor of unconditional seces
sion. It is believed that if a single member
avowed his sentiments to be otherwise, he
would be summarily dealt with."
And yet, in the face of this fact, so gravely
stated, the Herald itself, and organs of similar
caste, wlii prate of free thought oeing tolerated
among that people. A perilous condition, tru
ly, when members of a Legislature men who
are necessarily property owners, and whose in
terests are identified with the welfaro of the
State are in bodily fear of avowing their sen
timents. By the way, this accounts for the
boasted unanimity of sentiment in favor of
secession. It is fear, and not judgment, or a
sense of duty, that keeps Union men silent.
The Kational Intelligencer of this morning
publishes a letter from Maryland, deprecating
the course of certain "sensation journals,"
which seek to fan the flame of excitement now
unhappily raging throughout some portions of
the country. It says:
"These 'pensation journals' are the pests
of Bociety. Whilst occupied in recording, in
Glaring capitals, the miuutcst incidents of the
apanese or English tourist, and such like
matters, they were simply ridiculous ; but now
that they seek to gather up, fabricate, or pro
mulgate everything calculuted to increase tho
already overexcited feelings of the masses in
regard to the terrible calamity threatened our
country, they ought to be sternly rebuked and
We fully agree with the writer, and will add,
that we know of no journal which more de
serves his just rebuke, than one published in
the metropolis of his own State, and widely
circulated here in Washington.
The Baltimore Sun not only seeks to "gath
er up " and " promulgate everything cal
culated to increase " the prevailing excitement
and alarm, but it is the most open and undis
guised sympathizer with, and justifier of, the
disunion movement in the Cotton States, of all
the journals published north of South Carolina,
which have fallen under our observation, the
Kew York Herald not excepted. If the Sun
is not laboring, with might and main, to pro
duce a dissolution of the Union, its course is to
us an insoluble enigma. If it can maintain
its circulation in Washington, while so openly
laboring for the ruin of its inhabitants, that
will be an enigma oven moro difficult of solu
tion. Every steamer that has returned to New
York, from Savannah or Charleston, for a week
or two past, has bronght back a number of
steerage passengers, who were either positively
and peremptorily sent back by the authorities
of those cities, or else prevented from remain
ing there by the heavy bonds demanded of the
ship and captain for their support. The Nash
ville, from Charleston on Saturday, brought
forty steerage nassengers,whom the Mayor of
that place would not permit to land ; the James
Adger, also from Charleston last week, brought
back thirty-two steerage passengers, sent back
by the Mayor j the steamer Augusta, from Sa
vannuh the same day, had twenty steerage pas
sengers and three in the cabin, who were com
pelled to return North by the authorities or the
Vigilance Committee of that place; the steam
er Alabama, which arrived here from Savan
nah on the 13th iiisL, brought twenty-four
cabin passengers, onu half of whom came back
under similar compulsion. The steamship Co
lumbia, Captain Kerry, which arrived Monday
afternoon Irom Charleston, brought homo for
ty seven steerage passengers, sent back by the
authorities of that city. She also brings
$16,800 in specie, consigned to W. H. Dyck
inau, which is unusual.
Secession Movements at the South.
INTERESTING FROiTsOUITI CAROLINA.
Columbia, S. C, Kov. 20. This city has pre
sented an unusually busy appearance to-day, for
the members and other persons interested in
their deliberations have been arriving to 'bo
present at the opening of tho Legislature' to
night That body is now in session. Its delib
erations will be principally confined to the'
ordinary business of the State, and no direct
action can be taken regarding tho secession
movement, for the Legislature has already gone
to the extent of its jurisdiction in having issued
the call for a Convention.
The Legislature, however, has just readfor
the-first time, a bill to arm the State, olid to
raise $400,000 for that purpose.
Out of the one hundred and sixty-seven mem
bers, there is not a single man who is known to
bo a co-opcrationist ; every One is in favor of
The State is making active preparations to
resist any demonstration on the part of the Fed
eral Government. Tenders .of aid from other
States continue to come to the Governor, and
so strong and so universal is the feeling, that
the moment the command shall have been given,
seventy thousand soldiers within her own bound
aries, from the mountains to tho sea, will come
forward to the defence of South Carolina, and
they all would sooner die, or sen the State a
subjugated province, than passively submit to -a
continuance of Northern encroachments on
The Governor will send in his message atone
o'clock to-morrow. He will recommend That
tho Legislature should, to some extent, foster
and encourage direct trade with Europe and
the cont'nent, by taking upon itself a part of
the losses that might flow from the establish
ment of such direct trade. To this end, the
proposition of some citizens of Charleston to
establish a line of steamers between that port
and Liverpool is favorably thought of.
In the event of traitors arising within the
State after she shall have asserted her sover
eignty, it is probable that ho will advise some
legislation iu more particularly defining trea
son to the State, and settling the punishment
for that offence. It is believed that he will
recommend that a law be passed punishing
summarily and severely perhaps with death
any person who circulates incendiary docu
ments, avows himself an abolitionist, or in any
way endeavors to incite the slaves to insubor
dination or insurrection ; and that South Caroli
na shall bind herself to tako fifty thousand
dollars worth of arms annually for five years,
from Major Ripley, in accordance with the
proposition of that gentleman ; and that a
negotiation be entered into between South
Carolina, Georgia, aud Alabama, to fix upon
a site for tho armory.
MESSAGE OF GOV. GIST, OF SOUTH CAR
LINA. Columbia, Kov. 27. Governor Gist, in his
message to the Legislature, devotes many
Eages to the consideration of local Stnte affairs.
Ie says, in view of secession, it becomes doubly
important to have a direct trade with Europe,
and advises tho State to foster enterprises tor
such purposes, by giving guaranties of five per
cent, upon investments, uelernng to postal
matters, he says he is authorized by tho post
master of Charleston to say that, so soou as the
State secedes, he will sever his connection with
the Federal Government, and obey the call of
the btate, and make bis otter ot services. I bis,
together wiih the resignation of tho postmas
ters generally, will enable the Stato to be un
embarrassed in establishing for herself postal
He suggests, as a temporary expedient, the
uso of Adams's Express. He also further sug
gests, as probable, that arrangements can be
made between South Carolina and the Federal
authorities for a given time, until other States
secede, and a Southern Confederacy shall have
If the Federal Government insists in consid
ering South Carolina in the Union after the
ordinance ot secession snail nave been adopt
ed, the present postal arrangements must
cease, and another, under State authority, be
The Governor next advises the prohibition
of the introduction of slaves from those Stales
not members of the Southern Confederacy, and
particularly the border States. He snys, let
them keep their slavo property in their own
borders ; and that tho only alternativo left them
will be emancipation by their own act or tho
action of their confederates. Tho Governor
hopes, however, that all tho slave States will
unite in a Southern Confederacy.
He advises the passage of the most ample
and stringent laws against abolition incendia
ries, to supersede lynching, deter violations and
make the enforcement ot the laws reliable and
The Governor refers to the action of South
Carolina in sending Mr. Memujinger to Vir
ginia, and his failure to obtain reoperation in
a Southern conference except in Mississippi
and Alabama. He says that all hope of con
certed action among the Southern States is
lost, and there is but one course left to South
Carolina, consistently with her honor, iuterest,
and safety ; and that is, to look neither to the
right nor to the left, but go straight forward to
tho consummation of her purposes.
It is too late now to receive propositions for
conference, and South Carolina would be want
ing in self-respect to entertain a proposition
luumug uj uie vuuuuuuueu ui me present
The Governor entertains no reasonable doubt
but that Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Flori
da. Texas, and Arkansas, would immediately
follow South Carolina, and that tho other South
ern States will eventually complete the galaxy.
He says that it is gratifying to know that if a
resort to arms should be necessary, we have a
tender of volunteers from all the Southern and
some of the Northern States to repair promptly
to the standard of South Carolina, and sharo
He concludes his messaee thus: "I cannot
permit myself to believe that in the madness of
passion an attempt will be made by the present
or the next Federal Administration to coerce
South Carolina after her secession by refusing
to surrender the harbor defences or interfering
with imports or exports ; but if mistaken, we
must accept tho issue, and meet it as becomes
men and freemen, who infinitely prefer annihi
lation to disgrace I "
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia, Nov. 27. In consequenco of a
number of cases of small-pox having occurred
in this city, the Legislature will probably ad
journ to Charleston.
A resolution was offered to day in the Legis
lature, inquiring into the expediency of provi
ding a coast ponce for the State.
A report was presented on raisin? supplies.
recommending negotiating a loan instead of
taxing, and tho issuing ot bonus Tor small
amounts, relying upon tho patriotism of citi
zens to lake up some.
The Comptroller General's report is interest
iug, giving the details of n system of land tax.
Ho Bays that over 10,000,000 of acres have
been returned valued at twenty cents nor acre.
agreeably to the law of ISlSi when several of
ineso miuiuns were worui immensely more.
He advises au alteration of the law to increase
the revenue. The report objects to the system
of banking prevailing in the State, but consid
ers the institutions of the State as solvent as
Northern banks. He advises incidentally the
grant of the Slate-house at Columbia as the
Capitol of the Southern Confederacy.
The public debt in stocks and bonds U
$ (,'100,000. The aggregate receipts from taxesi
is near t6,000,Q00 perannum. The average tax
on lands is a fraction less than five cents per
The military committeo make a report rec
ommending that in case of coercion, or an
act indicating preparation to coerce, that the
Governor call out tho State forces to resits,
nfid invite ajtcli aid as may bo,necesssfvjfrpm
other States'. The committeo' also advite'lhe
establishment of a board of ordnance, and the
adoption of all 'means 'deemed necessary.
Columbia, Kov. 27, J, if. The reported
prcvaleuce of small pox here created quite a
stir, but tho board of health report only three
cajes, which are now isolated, and, quiet and
coiifidence have been restored.
The Augusta Chronicle (Bell and Everett)
hm an editorial, from which wa quota :
I" From all the signs of the times, from alt
tin means of information in our possession,
aijl wo have striven diligently to inform our
selves, wo believe the people of Georgia, of all
parties, and without regard to past issues, are
determined on resistance. The bill passed by
our Legislature, against the wishes of some of
the most ardent resistance men, calling a Con
vention of the sovereign people of this Com
monwealth, declares (and this declaration seems
to lave been agreed to by all the' distinguished
citizens whose counsel and advice was asked)
that the crisis In our national' affairs, in the
judgment Of the General Assembly, demands
icaubauiro. uui very wisely BUU JUUIVIUUSIJ
tho Legislature left the time, mode, and meas
ures 6t redress to bo determined by the people,
duly assembled, by their legally chosen dele
gate, in State Convention."
SECKSSION FEELINgIn MISSISSIPPI HES.
8AOE OF GOV. PETTUS THE MEMBERS
OF THE LEGISLATURE UNANIMOUS FOR
Jaftson, Kov. 27. The Legislature of this
Stato met here yesterday, pursuant to the call
of the Governor.
Tht two Houses merely met and organized,
and necived the Governor's message, which is
unconprnmising in its tone.
Thi members of the Legislature appear to
bo uninimous in favor of secession.
ARRIVAL OF STEAMER CITV OF BALTI
MORE. Kew York, Kov. 27. Tho Bteamcr City of
Baltirmre, from Liverpool on the 14th, arrived
here thV evening. Her news has been gener
The acamer Canadian arrived at London on
Wcdnesiay, the 14th.
The steamer Leinster, which was advertised
to leavo Galway on the 20th, for Boston, will
not be revdy to Bail at that time, And there will
be no Gilway boat until the steamer Prince
Albert, nhich is announced for the 18th of De
No newi had been received of the Prince of
Wales's squadron, and tho steamer Himalaya
had gone n search of the Prince. Other ves
sels were ilso preparing to leave. ,,
The retort had been received that Prant
Thouvenel would soon quit the French foreign
The fomation of the French1 squadron re
serve, to tii ready in the Bpringbas been posi
The Pars Bourse opened buoyant, at higher
rates, but relapsed and closed dull.
It is saic Jthat the representatives of France
and Ehglaud recommended tho King of Na
ples to abkidon the contest. ,
Count Iiriui has been appointed viceroy of
Naples. I new council has been appointed,
including Count Pocrio, and Garibaldi has
been nppoiited Qonoral-io-chief of the army.
Melbpune dates to September 25 havo
reached Higland. Commercial affairs there
were in a nther more favorablecondition. The
shipmentsiif gold for the month to England
amounted n 130,000 ounces.
A seamin on board the ship Jeremiah
Thompson, at Liverpool, had been so brutally
beaten by tho boatswain that death ensued.
The latter jumped overboard and drowned.
A subscrption has been started in England
with a vie of presenting Cnptain Wilson, of
the brig Minnie Schiller, a picture as a token
of appreoiaiion of his conduct in the rescue of
the pa&iengers and crew of the steamer Con
naught.1 It is Hated that the circumstances attending
tho Oriupe demonstrations in Canada on the
recent visit of tho Prince of Wales are to be
brough before Parliament early in the session.
The Irnw upon the Bauk of Franco contin
ues to 1 ecome more active, and should it con
tinue, arise In the rate of discount by the Bank
of England to 5 per cent, will be decided upon
The London Times has no doubt that the
allies hive taken and occupied Pekin, and that
they witl hold possession of it tho whole win
The (hip Panaso had arrived at Liverpool
The shies of cotton on Wednesday amounted
to 3,00D bales, nearly all to the trade. The
market closed very dull. Prices easier, but un
changed. Breadstuff's closed dull.
Provisions closed dull.
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER ARABIA AT
free Dags Later from Europe.
, Kov. 27. The steamer Arabia, from
on the 17th instaut, for Boston, ar
rived here to-day.
The steamer City of Washington had arrived
The Liverpool cotton market opened firm,
but closed very dull, at irregular prices. The
sales of the week amounted to 44,000 bales, in
cluding 12,000 bales to speculators and 3,000
bales for export. All qualities have slightly
declined, and lower qualities a i . Middling
qualities have declined d.
Business was almost suspended by the ad
vance of bank rates.
Sales on Friday were 6,000 bales, including
1,000 bales to speculators and exporters.
Fort Scott Visited by Montgomery, but Left
Unmolested The Land Sales to be I'revent-
ed Return of the Minute Men.
Warsaw, Mo., Kov. 20. Dr. Milton, a resi
dent of this city, arrived from Fort Scott on
Saturday, whither he had been on business
connected with the land office,
Ho reports that Montgomery, in person, was
encamped within five roilos of that placo, with
75 or 60 men. A detachment had entered
Fort Scott, and, on findiug that tho Govern
ment officers had fled, and the court, which
was to hao been held on Monday last, broken
up, they seemed to be satisfied, and did not
molest the town in nny way,
Montgomery's object for the present, itseems,
was only to murder tho "tiers, and thereby
break up thi court, and ("event the trial of
some thirty of his friends, ilio were in custody.
He publicly declares thai he will remain, to
prevent the land sales, wicb are advertised
for the 3d of December, c also to take pos
session of Vernon and Bales counties. In the
mean time Montgomery-is laid to be regularly
t encamped, with largo and! comfortable tents,
plenty of provisions, &c.
Tho men seen at Bull's Hills, who were sup
posed (o be of Montgomery's bandappear to
have been a company of Government troops on
their way from Fort Lcajenworth to Fort
Dr, Milton did not hear of any of Montgom
ery's men having been in Missouri.
Judge Williams left here yesterday morning
for Clinton, Henry county.
Tho small party of Independent Minute Men,
which left hero a few days since, havo return
ed. They went as far as Bull's Mills, and re
port that the nearer tfcey advanced towards
Fort Scott, tho less they heard of the difficul
ties. FURTHER FROM KANSAS.
Leavenworth, Kov. 20. Private letters from
Lawrence give another account of an iuterview
of Secretary Beebe with Montgomery. The
writers say that Beebe found Montgomery try
ing a man named McDonald for an alleged of
fence In favoring the execution of the fugitive
slave law. At the solicitation of Mr. Beebe, he
was set free. On being expostulated with,
Montgomery is reported as having defied the
power of the Territorial and Federal Govern
ments. 'General Harney and Governor Medary ar
rived at the Fort this morning, and will leave
for Southern Kansas to-morrow, with one hun
dred dragoons and two pieces of artillery.
Capt Bain, in command of a body of troops,
started from Fort Riley for the same desti
nation, to rendezvous at Mount City, sixteen
miles from the Missouri State line. Secrecy is
preserved by the officials in regard to their plan
Montgomery, it is said, acknowledges the
commission ot the late murders, and stated that
no fugitive slave could be taken back to Mis
souri. He said ho would continue his itera
tions against Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas.
If the troops came in large bodies he would
dodge, but would whip small parties.
CONSERVATIVE MEETING AT LOUISVILLE.
Louisville, Kov. 27. The citizens of Louis
ville, of all parties, held a large meeting here
last night, and passed resolutions, reported by
a minority of a committee on resolutions, de
ploring 'the election of a President of the Uni
ted States upon sectional issues ; declaring
that Kentucky has a common interest with all
slavebolding States : that she don't despair of
justice within tho Union, as both Houses of
Congress are opposed to the newly elected Ex
ecutive ; that Kentucky will insist upon the
repeal of the Northern statutes nullifying the
fugitive slave law ; appealing to the Southern
States not to desert common cause of the South
within the Union, and resolving that Kentucky
will stand by the Union till aggressions on her
constitutional rights become more intolerable
THE BANKS OF CHARLESTON.
Charleston, Kov. 20. Financially matters
are growing desperate here. A petition is to
day circulating among the merchants, asking
the banks to suspend. It will be presented to
morrow, but the banks have now sufficiently
contracted to be safe themselves, and they
look rather coolly on such movements. They
want to go through- th nrdAI ungrAtijPiL
It is rumored that troops are coming to Fort
THE GALE ON THELAKBS VESSELS
ASHORE SNOW WORM.
Osicego, K. I", Kov. 26.-Accounts of the
disastrous effects of the sever gale of Saturday
and Sunday aro coming in frcm every quarter.
The schooner G. G. Morel) Is ashore neat
Kingston, Canada ; the Gamecock at Peninsu
la Point: the Minnehaha neir Cape Vincent,
and the Marquetta at Nelson's Island. Over
thirty vessels bound to this sort may be con
sidered as being now overdue,
A blinding snowstorm prevails in this vicin
ity. The snow at Watcrtown is from a foot to
eighteen inches deep, and tho cars from Romo
Buffalo, Kov. 20. A propeller, supposed to
be the Dacotah, is ashore ft Eighteen Mile
Creek. The crew havo all perished.
Many other disasters are rcborted, Including
the wreck of the schooner William Maxwell,
whose crew all perished except one seaman,
and the schooner Tornado, fiom Chicago, all
lost. The schooner Wm. P. Ooodell has been
towed into Sarniaj all the crew being more or
The propeller Jersey City, of the Now York
and Erie Railroad line, is reported to have
foundered near Dunkirk, ahd all on board
BANK SUSPENSION IN GEORGIA.
Macon, Kov. 26. The Manufacturers' Bank
of Macon suspended this morning.
Ibronto, C. IK, A'oti. 26. An extradition
case for tho claim of a fugitive necro named
Jackson, from Missouri, who is charged with
murder and escape from Slavery, was argued
on Saturday. A decision will be rendered on
THE PRINCE ALBERT OUTWARD BOUND.
St. Johns, Kov. 20. The iteamsjiip Prince
Albert, from New York, arrived here to-day,
and sailed acain for Galway, She was detain
ed by thick weather. A ceaseless rain has
lallen bere since tbe 6th instant.
ATTEMPT TO BURN THE ALABAMA STATE
Montgomery, Kov. 27. An ottempt was
made this morning to burn the Alabama State
Copitol by setting fire to tho doors in the third
story. A negro servant made the discovery
and extinguished the flames.
HON. WM. CURRY NOTOPrOSED TO SECES
SION. Washington, Kov. 27. The Hon. William
Curry, of Alabama, in a privato letter, gives a
flat contradiction to tho report that he is
MR. LINCOLN AT HOME.
Springfield, III., Kov. 26. Mr. Lincoln nr
rived here at 6.30 P. M., from Chicago. No
ovations were received on the way, on account
of the rainy weather.
Watertown, K, Y., Kov. 26. Tho snow
here is from a foot to eighteen inches deep,
and much drifted. No trains have arrived.
Kew York. Kov. 27. Coffee is depressed;
3,700 hags Rio were offered at auction to day,
of which 940 werosold at 12) 11 cents an
aver ago of IU J cents ; a decline of j j cent.
Charleston. Kov. 27. Sales of 21,000 bales
of cotton to day, at prices ranging from 8i to
11 cents, and advancing.
Cincinnati, Kov. 27. Flour is dull and
nominal. .There is no demand. Whisky is in
good demand at IS cents. Hogs are dull,
with very littlo demand, and prices aro irregu
lar. Sales of 700 head at $5.90 $6. But
Sxd bogs are ottered at tu.ouj no buyers,
eceipts last week, 30,000 head. Mess pork,
tlStlS.25. Tierce lard, 9 cents. The
money market is tight, and very little paper is
being discounted. Exchange on New York
firm at 2 per cent. The rates for uncurrent
money are very irregular.
ITEMS TELEGRAPHED FROM WASHINGTON.
Washington, Kov. 27. The census bureau
is in receipt of returns from all' the States.
South Carolina Included. 'In a few scattered
districts, however, some are withheld for cor
rection. The returns of the Territory of New
Mexico are now'on their way to Washington,
and those of Utah and Kansas, have only in
part come to hand In all cases, one' excepted,
laws have heretofore been passed to extend tho
time for taking the census. Aa to the present
one, the returns have been rendered within a
shorter period than ever before, but not in
time to enable the Secretary to communicate to
Congress, at the commencement of the session,
the enumeration of the inhabitants and tho
new Representative apportionment.
The steamship Brooklyn is daily expected at
Norfolk with the Chiriqui commission.
Among the latest arrivals here of members
of Congress is Senator Davis, of Mississippi.
Secretary Cobb was absent from the Cabinet
to day, on account of sickness.
The President's annual message has been
placed In the printer's hands.
JUDGE TANEY. ',
Tho Exchange, published at Baltimore, the
residence of Judge Taney, contradicts the re
port of his resignation which obtained publicity
in a .New York paper a day or two ago, ana
''Tho Chief Justice, we are gratified to learn,
enjoys now bettor health than he has done for
a long time past. He has been for some three
weeks engaged in the discharge of his judicial
duties here, disposing of the appeals in admi
ralty from tho district court, and he has not
only heard but has decided every cause upon
his docket. In one or two of these cases, several
new questions of maritime and international
law have been presented for his consideration,
and the opinions he has delivered upon these
points have been marked by all the clearness
and vigor which are so characteristic of his
decisions in the Supreme Court We are there
fore glad to repeat that tho statement la abso
lutely without foundation; and we may Bay,
moreover, that we have reason to believe that
the Chief Justice does not contemplate hand
ing in his resignation to Mr. Buchanan now or
at any other time."
THE METHODISTS ON THE CRISIS.
The Shenandoah circuit of the Baltimore
Conference held a meeting in Jefferson county,
Va., on tho 19th instant, the Rev. A. Roboy
presiding. After repudiating the action of the
Buffalo Convention in inserting a new chapter
in the discipline of the church on the slavery
question, aud electing Henry Edwards a dele
gate to the Baltimore (M. h.) Conforence, the
following preamble and resolutions were unani
mously adopted :
" Whereas a majority of the inhabitants of
the Northern States did, on the 6th of Novem
ber, in the year of our Lord 1860, then and
there insert a new ahapter in the political dis
cipline of our beloved country, thereby giving
dissatisfaction to almost tho entire South ; and
whereas we, as a church, claim to have noth
ing to do with the politics of the country, and
u. uu uuuiiug ma a uilucu IU R1VB pOUUca
ijpo iu uur ueiuTeu uuiuai uiereiore,
"Resolved, That we think it inexpedient to
take a positive position as n circuit, until our
wise statesmen and the people generally have
taken their stand then, as a church, we will
follow, and not lead.
"Resolved, That we will take our stand with
Virginia, let it be what it may.
"Resolved, That we shall rejoice to receive
slaveholders in the church on this circuit, in
addition to those we already have.
"Resolved, That we do not regard the new
chapter as anything more than we would re
gard a new chapter against the use of tobacco,
passed by a majority of the General Confer
ence, telling our people that if they indulged
in its use that they were sinners in the sight
"Resolved, That wo will follow Virginia, sup
port her institutions, and observe her laws.
"Resolved. That wo have unabated confidence
in the preachers of the Baltimore Conference."
POSITION OF A VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN.
Hon. Sherrard Clemens, member of Congress
from tho Wheeling district of Virginia, writes
a letter to his constituents, condemning " the
hot and indecent haste of South Carolina," and
winding up with tbe emphatio declaration that
if his constituents differ with him in opinion,
all they havo to do is to inform him of the (act,
and he will immediately resign his seat.
Mr. McGowun, a member of tho House of
Representatives of South Carolina, and a rec
ognised leader in tho State, said in tho course
ot a debate in the House on the 9th instant:
"We havo long been satisfied as to tho
causes of dissolution. We avail ourselves of
the election of Lincoln, but it is not with us
tho only cause of complaint. Wo havo re
mained in tbo Union for the purpose of ob
taining tho co-operation of our Southern sis
tersto arrange the time when and the man
ner how, and for nothing else."
A Jail Banner. A Charleston paper of the
" Mr. John T, Milligan, the district jailor,
will unfurl today a very fit banner for the
umi-u uuu uuuuaiuu, 11 consists 01 a wniio
field, seven by five feet square, with a perpen
dicular lino of division drawn through tho cen
tre. On the section furthest from the building
is a large star with a circle in the centre.
Within this circle is a Palmetto tree, over
which is the word ' Secession.' On each side ,
are two blue stars, and beneath the words ' All f
Aboard,' Above the star, on the right, is a I
crescent, on left of which is written, 'Resist- '
nnce to Tyrants is obedience to God.'
" The section nearest the jail represent Abo
Lincoln, manacled, being borne by two hugi
Africans on a rail, each negro having a fire- )
brand in one hand, whilo tho other supports
the rail. Opposite this is a policeman direct
ing him to jail, and poiuting thence with his
club. Beside the policeman are words, the ' Rail
splitter Wanted.' On the ground beneath Old
Abe is a log, maul, and axe, which he was in
the act of availing himself of when he was
taken up by the darkies. Tho stanza above
'lOld Abe in company Is found.
Which justifies his being bound;
ind so In chains, astride a rail,
(Je'a borne triumphantly to tbe White House'-'
lomplotcs tho picture."
Adomtion or Passpouts in France. The
Tpris correspondent of the Newark Advertiser 1
atys it is in contemplation to abolish tne pass
rort system in r ranee. 1 he subject is now I
uider examination of the French Government.