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Tuesday, December 11, 1860.
If any of our subscribers fail to receive
their papers regularly, we hope they will notify
ua of the fact -without delay, that we may call
the attention cf the carriers to the neglect.
Mr. Codb. This gentleman has at length
been forced, by public opinion, to resign the
office of Secretary of the Treasury. An avowed
co-operator In the work of breaking up the
Government, he has only remained so long in
office, at the cost of bringing the deepest seem
dal upon the President.
It is proper to add, that the work of purging
the Cabinet is not yet completed.
it is currently reported that the lion. James
Guthrie, of Kentucky, has been tendered the
Secretaryship of the Treasury. Another report
says that Mr. Holt, the present Postmaster
General, has been offered tho position.
YESTERDAY IX THE SENATE.
The debate in the Senate yesterday, devel
oped many points of interest.
Mr. King said that the people of New York
were determined lb uphold the Government
and enforce the laws. Per contra, Mr. Pugh
aid that Mr. Buchanan ought to be impeached,
if he resorted to coercion against South Caro
lina. The difference in the authorities is, that Mr.
King represents a State, while it is doubtful if
Mr. Pngh even represents a defeated party.
Both the Senators from Connecticut made
conciliatory observations upon tho difficulties
of the times.
A marked feature of the day was the con
test between Mr. Green, of Missouri, and Mr.
Davis, of Mississippi.
Mr. Green was emphatic in the declaration
that nobody in Missouri proposed disunion, and
no less emphatic in ridiculing the pretended
complaints of the States which never lost a
slave running into the free States, against the
non-execution of the fugitive slave law. It was
Missouri, and not Mississippi, which suffered in
that way. The remedy he proposed, was not a
dissolution of the Union, but a border police.
In the course of his remarks, he expressed his
want of confidence in the efficacy of constitu
In the course of the debate, Mr. Sumner
produced the following autograph letter (hith
erto unpublished) from Gen. Jackson to a Vir
ginia clergyman : .
" Private Washington, May 1, 1833.
"Mr Deau Sir: I have bad a la
borious task here, but nullification is dead ; and
its actors and courtiers will only be remem
bered by the people to be execrated for their
wicked designs to sever and destroy the only
good Government on the globe, and that pros
perity and happiness we enjoy over every other
portion of the world.
" Human's gallows ought to be the fate of all
such ambitious men, who would involve their
country in civil war, and all the evils in its
train, that they might reign and ride on its
whirlwinds ana direct the storm. The free
people of these United States have spoken, and
consigned these wicked demagogues to their
doom. Take care of your nullifiers you have
them among you ; let them meet with the in
dignant frowns of every man who loves his
country. The tariff, it is now "
and he italicizes or underscores the word
" known, was a mere pretext its burden was
on vour coarse woollens. By the law of July,
1832, coarse woollen was reduced to five per
cent, for the benefit of the South. Mr. Clay's
bill takes it up, and classes it with woollens at
ntty per cent., reduces it gradually down to
twenty per cent., and there it is to remain, and
Mr. Calhoun and all the nullifiers agree to the
" The cash duties and home valuation will be
equal to fifteen per cent, more, and after the
year 1842, you pay on coarse woollens thirty
five per cent If this is not protection, I can
not understand : therefore the tariff was only
the pretext, and disunion and a Southern Con
federacy the real object. The next pretext will
be the negro or slavery question.
" My health is not good, but is improving a
liuie jrreseui me kimuiy iu your muy unu
family, and believe me to be your friend. I will
always be happy to hear from you.
, " Andiiew Jackson.
" The Rev. Andrea J. Crawford."
A SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY.
One of the candidates for the South Carolina
Convention, Claudian B. Northrop, said in his
card to the electors :
"In my judgment, the first object of the Con
vention should be to ordain the independence
of the people of South Carolina, by immediate
dissolution of the Federal Union.
" Whatever alliances our Republic may here
after form, we should never enter into any
union with other States, bv which a general
government shall be established, whose laws
can control our people against their sovereign
will. I hope lor a (Jonfederacy ot independ
ent sovereign slavcholding States. None other,
and no more Unions."
These paragraphs' open up a part of the
questions which will arise, if the Utopian
scheme of a Southern Confederacy is attempted
to be realized. It is easy enough to propose
such a Confederacy in general terms, but the
difficulties will be found to be immense, when
it comes to the practical point of settling how
it shall be constituted, and with what powers it
shall be invested.
There will be at the threshold, the settlement
of the relative weight of the States which shall
compose it. Will the great Stato of Georgia
assent to a Senate, in which she shall count no
more than Florida, or will South Carolina as
sent to a House, in which she will be dwarfed
by the standard of numbers?
Equally troublesome will be the adjustment of
the powers of the proposed Confederacy, and to
be ended, probably, in no otherway than by de
nying it any substantial powers whatever. The
States in favor of opening the African slave
trade, will never consent to put it in the power
of slavcholding States to control them. So, too
tho Slates in favor of direct taxation and Eu
ropean trade, will never yield the power of reg
ulating commerce to States in favor of build
ing up -manufactures. These nullifying gentle
men may agree in leaving the North, but they
cannot escape everlastingquarrels aniongthein-selves.
A Viboixian Thrown Overboard. Mr.
Millson, tho Representative of the Norfolk
district, being grievously suspected of a want
of sympathy with South Carolina nullification,
is thrown overboard by the Washington Con
slitution, in the following summary style:
"Mr. Corwin's title to be considered the ex
ponent of Northern or Western conservatism
is as valid as that of Mr. Millson to the cham
pionship of Virginia, or Mr. Henry Winter
Davis to that of Maryland. Wo concede that
any one of the three is as likely as the others
to receive the confidence of the South, or to
influence materially its conduct in the present
VIRGINIA ON SECESSION MR.
Tho Alexandria Gazette publishes, a letter
from Mr. Bolts, under date of November 127,
which tells some plain truths in a very plain
way. It undoubtedly expresses the general
feeling in Virginia in respect to the proceed
ings in South Carolina. The letter is too long
for our columns, and we make the -following
" I do not concur with you in opinion, that
the dissolution of the Union is inevitable ; the
sky looks threatening, I grant you, but so it
has done before, and yet the clearest sunshine
has succeeded, without a shower of rain or a
peal of thunder ; so I trust it will be again.
But, if it is to be otherwise, and the Govern
ment of the United States is to be overthrown,
no part of the folly, the wickedness, or the
crime, shall be charged npon me, either by the
wise and good men of the present age, or of
generations yet to come.
" True, South Carolina has rushed on with a
headlong impetuosity, wholly unsuitcd to the
gravity of the occasion, as if she were afraid
to trust herself with time for calm deliberation,
relying more upon the passion than the wisdom
of her people ; and it may be, that under a ridic
ulous ana false idea of a becoming pride and
true greatness, she may involve herself in very
serious difficulty; she may een declare herself
out of the Union; she did so by ordinance in
Convention in 1833; hut still the Union was
not rent asunder, nor will it now be, as I think ;
no other State is likely to go with her, and what
is best, and surest of all, Virginia certainly
will not in her present state of mind.
" If I could see the least semblance of justi
fication in the attitude South Caroliua has as
sumed, I would sympathize with her but I can
not, for reasons already given in my speech,
which you say you have just read. 1 see noth
ing in that position but plain, bold, daring,
fiat-footed rebellion against aud treason to the
rest of the States, and I cannot, under any
contingency, be induced to take sides with her
in her disloyalty and treachery.
" Wh,en Bhould we bo safe in declaring war
for the defence of our honor or our rights, or
for the protection of our people, if in the midst
of the war the Union could be dissolved, and
tho Government destroyed, whenever some
one of the States might be disappointed in the
election of her favorite candidate for tho Presi
dency, or because her interest would be pro
moted by doing so, or because it would enhance
the price of cotton, to open a direct trade with
the enemy t What Government on earth would
thereafter treat with us as one of the nations
of the world, or treat us with respect ? I do
not wish to be disrespectful to anybody and
most surely not to you but I hope jou will par
don me for saying, that one of the inconceiva
ble and irreconcilable things of this world, to
my mind, is, that an idea of such unmixed
and unmitigated nonsense and absurdity as
that of the right ot a state to secede at pleas
ure, should ever have obtained a place in the
mind of any man who was not an absolute
" But if a new Confederacy were to be formed,
I could not go with you, for I should use what
ever influence I might he able to exert against
entering into one with South Carolina, that has
played the part of a common brawler and dis
turber of the public peace for the last thirty
years, and who could give no security that 1
would be willing to accept, that she would not
be ns faithless to the next compact as she has
been to this which she is now endeavoring to
avoid. In addition to which, the objects and
interests of South Carolina, as she conceives
them, are essentially at variance with those of
Virginia; this State will never sanction piracy,
and if not, South Carolina docs not desire our
company, and would get rid of us as soon as
" What may be the ultimate condition of
things. I do not pretend to be prophetic enough
to foretell, but 1 do not think there is any like
lihood that any other State will go out, as South
Carolina proposes to do, in a sort of sky-rocket
blaze. The rest will be disposed to consider
matters more carefully, and will take time for
consideration and reflection."
It is now certain that Mr. Secretary Cobb
will at once leave his office and go home, to
devote his talents to the disunion revolution in
Georgia. If he succeeds as well in that busi
ness as he has in conducting the affairs of the
United States Treasury, the new Southern Con
federacy will be hopelessly broken down in
about Bixty days from the present date.
What a conclusion is that which we behold
of the long career of the Democratic party I
After thirty years of almost uninterrupted pos
session of the Government, that party retires
from office with the Republic sundered and
the Treasury exhausted. It certainly is high
time that a new party, with new principles and
new men, should take the places of the com
bined weakness, treachery, and incapacity,
which have brought the country into its pres
ent condition N. Y. Tribune.
A writer in the Columbus (Ga.) Times pro
poses that the new Southern Confederacy should
not repeat again the useless and disastrous ex
periment of republican Government, but, as
soon as the States are out of the Union, should
at once proceed to organize itself As a constitu
This is a first rate idea, and we take the lib
erty of suggesting Robert Toombs as the most
proper person for King. It is true that Mr.
Rhett, in South Carolina, and Mr. Jeff Davis,
in Mississippi, may think they have claims to
the purple equal to those of the great Revolu
tionist of Georgia, but the matter might be com
promised by making them princes of the blood
royal. Or, on the South Caroliua principle,
that the minority ought to govern, the case
might be submitted to the people, and the can
didate having the fewest votes could be pro
claimed. Still, on that principle, Toombs might
carry the day. We go fur him. Huzza for Robert
1 1 Long may he wave I N. Y, Tribune.
According to the census returns, the present
white male popuhtion of South Carolina above
twenty years of ago is about 47,000. Statements
representing that 65,000 have been enrolled in
the militia are necesmtrily erroneous.
Returned Passengers. The steamship
Iluutsvilic, Captain Post, which arrived Sunday
morning from Savannah, brought eighty-six
steerage passengers, who wero sent back by the
Monday, December 10, 18G0.
Our report closed yesterday, while Mr. Green
was spaking upon Mr. Powell's resolution.
Mr. Latham said that California will remain
with the Union tho great North and West
no matter what ocenrs. The Pacific railway
was the great desideratum of her people.
A protracted discussion ensued, which was
participated in by Senators Powell, King, Fos
ter, Green, Latham, Dixon, Douglas, Sumner,
Brown, Pugb, Hale, Mason, and others.
. Mr. Bigler rose to address the Senate, but,
tho hour being late, gave way for a motion to
Our report closed yesterday, while Mr. Val
landigham was speaking.
Mr. McClernand, of Illinois, said that seces
sion opened a troublous future. He did not
believe our Government could be dissolved by
the action of one of its constituent parts.
Bound together as we are, by a common lan
guage and religion, and common mountains
and rivers, it is only by a civil and sectional
war, such as the sun never shone on, that such
a result can be produced. There is more
strength inour-Governmentthanis extensively
believed, and the peopte will, sooner or later,
rally to its maintenance.
lhe people of the Northwest are an interior
people, and eminently prosperous, waxing
stronger and stronger every day. Shall we
consent to have ourselves cut off 7
Mr. Sickles proceeded to show that every in
stinct, thought, and purpose, of the city of New
York, is national, patriotic, and American. In
the name of such a people, with such a record as
he had presented, he ventured to appeal on all
sides of the House for the moderation and de
votion to duty which had always characterized
them. One of the greatest dangers of the day
is, that the country does not understand the'ex.
tent of the peril in which we are placed. The
country has been filled with delusions, which
even now present themselves; one of which is,
that disunion can be prevented by force; that
that it can, by revolution, bo brought to the
verge of destruction, and yet, at last, the strong
arm of power can stay the work.
On the call of force, come whence it may, no
man would pass the frontier of the city of New
York to wage war againstaState which, through
its constituted authority, should, for its rights,
interests, and honor, seek safety in a separate
existence. The city of New York will cling to
the Union while a single hope is left, but when
there is no longer a Union, proud ns she is of
her opinion as a metropolis, ready to banish
sectional prejudices, ana willing to contribute
all in her power to maintain her honor at home
and abroad when there is no longer a Union,
she will never consent to be an appendage, a
slave of a puritan province. She will assert
her own independence. There is no sympathy
now between the city and State of New York,
nor has there been for years. She will open
her free port to the commerce of the world.
Mr. Sherman said it was not bis purpose to
engage in a debate, but to report a bill from
the Committee of Ways and Means.
Consent being given, the bill was read. It
authorizes the President to issue Treasury notes
for such sums as the exigencies of the public
service require, not exceeding ten millions of
dollars, of a denomination not less than one
hundred dollars, to be redeemed at the expira
tion of a year, bearing interest not exceeding
six per centum, for the payment and redemp
tion of which the faith of the United States is
solemnly pledged ; the bill also authorizes the
f resident to borrow irom lime to lime money
to redeem the same, the notes to be received
in payment of all debts, taxes, etc. ; its opera
tion is limited to the 1st of January, 1863.
Mr. Sherman explained that the bill was to
meet the temporary demands of the Treasury,
which was not now even able to pay the sala
ries of the members of Congress. Last week
the revenue fell short a quarter of a million.
No increase of the Treasury debt is proposed.
The receipts of the current quarter have fallen
short several millions, and it is probable that
during the remaining three-fourths of the year
there will be a deficiency of ten or fifteen mil
lions. We have been three years living on
credit, and we ought to preserve the credit of
the Government by the means now proposed,
or change the revenue laws. This will not, ac
cording to appearances, be the last loan bill.
Its provisions are similar to those of the act
Mr. Crawford proposed several amendments,
one of which specifically pledges the public
land's for the payment and redemption of the
debt. He was of the opinion that there could
be no agreement between the North and the
South, and therefore it was the duty of South
ern members to ask their friends that the lands
be set apart for that purpose. They did not
desire any of the retiring States to be oppressed
with their quota of the public debt, so long as
any agent of the original States holds any of
Mr. Houston did not regard this amendment
as essential. If there should unfortunately bo
a disruption, in all likelihood there would of
necessity bo negotiation concerning the portion
of debt falling on tho seceding States. As a
matter of course, the assets would be divided
enuallv with the debt.
Mr. Grow opposed pledging the public lands,
and maintained, as heretofore, in the language
of General Jackson, that they should not be
regarded as a source of revenue.
The amendments were rejected ; that pledg
ing the public lands by a vote of 75 against
121. The bill was then passed in the form
Mr. Morris, of Illinois, endeavored to intro
duce his resolution declaratory of devotion to
the Union, Ac. Questions of order were raised,
that it could not be done while the motion to
excuse Mr. Hawkins from service on the select
committee was pending.
Without further action thereon, the House
Tuesday, December 11, 18C0.
After the reading of the Journal, Mr. Colla
mer made a motion to take up the Kansas bill;
which was agreed to, and made the special or
der for next Tuesday at one o'clock.
Mr. Clingman moved that the Chaplain of
last session be requested to serve this session
also. Agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Fitch, it was ordered that
an extra number of the President's message be
printed for the use of the Senate,
On motion of Mr. Cameron, the Morrill tariff
bill was taken, up after some discussion yeas
29, nays 27 and referred to the Finance Com
mittee. Mr. Hale introduced a resolution of inquiry
in relation to our military affairs whether the
expenses were more or less than is necessary
and to instruct the committee so to report.
Mr. Bigler claiming the floor, which he
yielded yesterday, discussed the resolutions of
Mr, Powell, on the stato of the Union, at some
length. Ho said he was a Union man, and
would do whatever he could for the Union,
He had a word or two to say to his friends, on
that side of tho Chamber.
Ho was speaking when our reporter left the
The House met at the usual hour, and was
called to order by the Speaker.
Prayer was offered by tho Chaplain, Rev. T.
H. Stockton, in which allusion was made to the
t resent state of the country, and also to the
fnion Prayer Meeting Convention which as
sembles in Washington to-night.
After the reading of the Journal of yester
day A report from the Postmaster General was
received, transmitting the information which the
Houio ha S called for by its resolution passed on
the 23d of June last, by which the Postmaster
General was desired to furnish the House, du
ring the present session, a statement of the dis
tance of the mail routes from the post offices of
the members of both branches of Congress to
the cily of Washington. The -report was re
ferred to tho Committee on Mileage, and ordered
to be printed.
The subject pending being the motion of
Mr. Hawkins, nsking to bo excused from serv
ing on the committee
Mr. Cobb, of Alabama, very briefly addressed
the House. Tho eye of the whole country was
directed on the committee. Ho hoped some
good might result from the deliberations of the
committee. But tho time was short. In his
own State, the election for delegates to the
Convention would be held on the 24th day of the
present month, and the Convention would meet
in January, lie hoped a vote would be taken
immediately. Tho people-were anxious in re
lation to this matter. What meant those crowded
galleries 7 He hoped they would organize the
committee, and seo if something could not be
done. He referred to the Boston election, and
regarded it as a good sign. He hoped his
State would remain in the Union. He called
for the previous question.
Mr. Davis asked Mr. Cobb to withdraw
his call for the previous question, as he desired
to give his reasons why he should consent to
serve on the committee.
Mr. Cobb withdrew the call for the question,
with the understanding that Mr. Davis would
Mr. Davis then stated that he intended to
serve on the committee. Though his constit
uents mightnot approve his course, yet his own
conscience approved it, and that was sufficient
for him. He renewed the call for the previous
The call for tho previous question was sus
tained. The question on the motion to be exensed
was then taken, and resulted as follows yeas
95, nays 101.
So the gentleman was not excused from
serving on the committee.
Mr. Hawkins then remarked that silence on
his part might be misconstrued. Ho had but
one word to say he would not serve on the
Mr. Boyce, of South Carolina, then asked to
be excused from serving on the committee.
Mr. Burnett hoped the gentleman would be
excused. No member should be compelled to
serve against his will ; it would entirely de
feat the object of tho committee.
Mr. Smith, of Virginia, had voted against ex
cusing the gentleman from Florida, Mr. Haw
kins. He looked with uneasiness upon the
present Btate of the country, and hoped some
thing would be done by the committee tq er
raugo and settle the existing difficulties. He
was anxious to seo the movement go forth in
the true spirit in which it was offered. He might
vote to excuse others from States where others
might be found to fill the vacancies, but he
could not in the case before the House.
Mr. Burnett, of Kentucky, wanted to know
if there was an instance on record where mem
bers bad been compelle'u' to serve against their
Mr. Smith knew of many such. Bat in this
case, gentlemen bad asked to be excused, at
the same time not intending to serve if their
request was refused.
Mr. Burnett was opposed to using force.
Mr. Smith was not in favor of using force.
But the crisis was an imminent one, and re
quired positive action. He then called for the
Srevious question on the motion to excuse Mr.
The call for the question was sustained, and
the yens and nays being taken, resulted in a
tic vote, and he was not excused.
Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, asked to be excused
from serving on the committee.
Pending the consideration of which, our re
NEWS BY TELEQBAPH.
THE OFFICIAL CANVASS.
Albany, Dec. 9. The State Canvassers met
here on -Saturday, and canvassed the vote of
the State, with the following result : E. D. Mor
gan, 358,272; Kelly, 294,812; Brady, 19,841.
For Lieutenant Governor: Campbell, 301,914;
Craven, 293,572; Viele, 18,135. Canal Com
inissioner: Barnes, 30,938; Wright, 293,853;
Jaycox, 18,347. Inspector of State Prisons:
Bates, 359,457; Rhodes, 294,0CG; Allen, 18,550.
Mr. Van Wyck's majority over St. John in
the tenth Congressional district is 148.
CLOSINO OF THE CANALS.
Albany, Dec. 9. Under a resolution adopted
by the Canal Commissioners, the water is to be
drawn out of the canals on Wednesday. No
boats are now moving on the canal, thoso ice
bound between Albany and Schenectady having
been got through.
ARREST OF A MURDERER.
New York, Dec. 10. The murderer of Mrs.
Shancks, a young man some twenty years of
age, giving the name of Alfred Buchanan, has
been arrested, and confesses the deed.
Frederick, the first mate of the slaver Cora,
FROM CALIFORNIA PER TONT EXrRESS.
Fort Kearney, Dee. 10. The pony express
has arrived from California. The vote of that
State stands : Lincoln, 38,702 ; Douglas, 38,000 ;
Breckinridge, 34,000. The census returns give
the State a population of 400,000.
NEW YORK HANK STATEMENT.
New York, Dec. 10. The weekly statement
of the city banks shows an increase in loans of
1070,004, an increase in Bpecie of $20,981, an
increase in circulation of $150,250, and an
increase in deposits of $11,361,448.
UNION MEETING AT PHILADELPHIA.
Philadelvhia, Dec. 10. Mayor Henry will
issue a proclamation in the morning, calling a
Union meeting of tho citizens of Philadelphia
for Thursday noon, at the State House.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 8. The schooner
I. Learning, for New York, with a cargo of tur
pentine and rosin, was burnt on the 5th at
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 10, The schooner
J. Searing, for New York, with a cargo of tur
pentine and rosin, has been destroyed by fire
MUN1CII-AI. ELECTION OF BOSTON.
Iloston, Dec. 10. The municipal election of
this city took place to day, Joseph M. Wight
man, Democrat and Union candidate, has
been elected Mayor, over Moses Kimball, Re
publican. The vote for Mayor stands thus:
Wightmnu 8,768; Kimball 5,081. The Union
ists have a large majority in the city council.
Fini AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, Dec. 8. Blessey's oil store, at
tho cprner of Poydras and Magazine streets,
was burnt last night. Loss $30,000 ) partially
THE SECESSION MOVEMENT.
Charleston, Dec 8. A large company as
sembled to-day on board tho ship John Fraser.
The Palmetto and Lone Star llags were run
up, and secession speeches and sentiments were
uttered by many leading shipping merchants.
To-night some of the friends of the success
ful candidates for tho Convention are serena
Charleston Dec. 9. There is great activity
at Fort Moultrie. The defence eery day is
rendered stronger. The wives of officers and
men have packed up their effects, ready to
quit at a moment's notice.
The Legislature will probably sit during the
News from Florida shows perfect unanimity
in the State for secession, and the enthusiasm
is increasing daily. Lincoln was burned in
effigy at Fernandina on Friday last.
The Convention election returns from dis
tricts which went for co operation in 1852 show
a great revolution in public opinion, the vote in
favor of separate secession being tweuty, to one
against it. '
Columbia, Dec. 10. In reference to the
proposition to send commissioners from Vir-
inia, Kentucky, and other border States, to the
outh Carolina Convention, the Guardian says
it is a useless measure that the Convention
will not listen to persuasion from any quarter.
Nothing of unusual interest is transpiring
here. All the members thus far known to be
elected to the Stato Convention appear to be in
favor of prompt secession.
IMPORTANT FROM NORTH CAROLINA.
llaleigh Dec. 9. The joint select committee
on Federal relations have agreed to report on
Wednesday next a bill to call a Convention of
the people, to determine what North Carolina
shall do in the present crisis.
New Orleans, Dec, 8. Tho latest advices
from Texas state that there is an understanding
between the members of the Legislature of that
State, that the Legislature shall meet at Austin
on the 17th December next, without a formal
call from the Governor, and that it is under
stood that the Legislature will call a State
Convention on the 8th of January.
Louiscille, Dec. 8. In response to recent
applications for a suspension of specie payment,
the Kentucky banks have determined that such
a measure would afford no commercial relief,
and consequently they will continue to pay
specie as usual.
Nashville, Dec. 8 The Governor of this
State has called an extra session of the Legis
lature on the 7th of January, to consider the
present condition of the country.
Items Telegraphed from Washington.
It is stated by some persons here that Gener
al Scott advised the President, some time since,
to strengthen the force at Fort Moultrie : but
instead ol complying with this advice, tne r res
ident caused the troops stationed there to be
ordered to California, when there were plenty
of other troops who could have been detailed
to that duty. Northern people here, as well as
Southern, are writing letters denunciatory of
Vie administration lor what tney allege to De
its dilatoriness in tne present state ol attain.
Washington, Dec. 10. The President has
just been assured, from an authentic source,
that the authorities of South Carolina will make
no resistance either to the collectiou of duties
or to the Federal posession of the forts guard
ing Charleston harbor, during the remainder of
The conservative sentiments uttered to-day
by Senator Dixon, of Connecticut, together
with Mr. Hale's correction of the erroneous im-
Jiressions occasioned by reports concerning his
ale speech, would argue well for ultimate ac
commodation between the States, were it not
for the idea thrown out by Mr. King, of New
York, that coercion was the policy of the Re
publican party. There is too much reason to
fear that persistence to the bitter end in an ex
treme partisan policy is the card of the leading
Republicans in Congress.
It is probable that there will be a long dis
cussion in the House, precedent to final action,
as to excusing members from serving on the
, committee of one from each State. I bear from
a well-posted quarter that only Messrs. Haw
kins and Boyce will decline to serve thereon.
The motion for raising a committee of thirteen
in the Senate will doubtless pass.
Judge Morscll, of the Circuit Court, here,
has just decided, that when an inventor, after
the rejection of his claims for a patent, with
draws the same, and suffers a considerable
number of years to elapse before renewing his
application, he will be adjudged to havo for
feited any rights that he might otherwise have
The immense edition of the agricultural re
port of the Patent Office, ordered by Congress
at the last session, has been completed by the
Senate printer, aud will be shortly in the hands
KRISS KRINQLE'S HEADQUARTERS for
Toys and Fancy Notions is at LAMHOND'S,
Seventh street, cheap for cash only, dec 3 3t
AND DEALER IN
GENT'S FUBNISHING GOODS,
No. 314 Pennsylvania avenue, between Tenth
and Kleventh streets, Washington, D. C.
TUST RECEIVED, another large variety of
u tall and Winter uioining.wnicn will bo sold
at greatly reduced prices.
N. D. Maryland and Virginia money taken at
par. dec 11 3t
(XR hand and for sale, at reasonable prices, a
- good supply ot
Bed Ash Coal,
White Ash Coal,
Lykens Valley Coal.
Also, Hickory Wood, Oak Wood, and Pine
Fuel promptly delivered In any part of the
Fair weight and measure In all cases.
R. W. BURR,
dec 11 eo4t Cor, Seventh st. and Mats. av.
CAME to the premises of the subscriber, on
Thursday last, a stray SHEEP, which the
owner can have by proving property and paying
all expenses Incurred.
dec 11 090 G street.
DOCTOB JOSEPH T. HOWABD.
OFFICE No. 30C Fifth street, and at Shu man's
Drug Store, under the Clarendon Hotel,
dec 4 em
Or ALL ORADIS AND PRICKS.
WARRANTED Gold Band Window Shades,
Cuff, Green, and Dlue Holland Shades, alt
sizes, made to order.
Alio, a handsome assortment of Picture Cord
and Tassels, all tlzes and colors.
Purchasing for cash, and allowing no old stock
to accumulate, persons needing the above goods
will find it to their advantage to give me a call.
All work executed and superintended by
practical men, who have served a regular ap
prenticeship at their trade.
Satisfaction guarantied, or no pay required.
Please give me a call. Remember the number.
No. 48S Seventh street, tight doors above
nov 26 Odd Fellows' Hall.
ALEXANDER W. MOODY,
TVJEW CfOAR STORE, No. 429 Seventh street.
IN between G and II streets. Wholesale and
retail dealer In Cigars, Tobacco, Snuff, and
everything pertaining to a first-class Tobacco
Goods delivered to any part of the city free of
charge. dee 10 3t
GREAT BARGAINS AT THE PEOPLE'S
No. 406 Seventh street, near E.
I AM now offering my large stock of Clothing,
Furnishing Goods, Hats, and Caps, at re
markably low prices, In order to decrease my
N. D. All persons in want of Clothing and
Furnishing Goods will find It greatly to their
advantage to give me a call, as I am determined
to sell lower than any other house In town.
Don't forget the name and cumber.
J. II. SMITH, Clothier,
dec 7 lm 460 Seventh St., op. Post Office.
New No. 1 Mess Mackerel
For sale low by
BROWNING & KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
8. T. SHUMAN,
CHEMIST AND FHABMACETJTIST,
Corner of Sixth street and Pennsylvania
avenue, under the Clarendon llotel,
RESPECTFULLY begs leave to Inform his old
customers and the public In general, that
having located at the above stand, be will be
happy to supply their wants In hit line of busi
ness, dec 3 ly
D. HOLD'S BALSAMIC LUNG INVIGORATOR.
A CERTAIN CURE for Coughs, Oo'ds, Affec
tions of the Throat and Lungs. A trial
will make (very one its frietd, being agreeable
to tike, and certain to curs. Price 50 cints.
For tale by Messrs. Oilman, Stott, Clark,
Wright, Nairn, Fo'd, Kid well, Thompion, Rldge
ly, Moore, Major, 4c. nor 26
Choice Groceries, Teas, Wines, and
THE undersigned respectfully calls the atten
tion of his friends and the public to his
large and complete stock of Groceries, Teas,
Wines, and Liquors, which have been purchased
recently on the most favorable terms, and will
be disposed of at a very small advance. His
Teas are selected by one of the oldest and most
experienced Importers in the country, which en
ables him always to furnish his customers with
a superior article. A very fine article of Oolong
Tea always on hand, at fifty cents per pound.
Purchasers will do well to call and see before
JOSEPH W. DAVIS,
dec 5 Iw Corner of Ninth and E its.
A THREE STORY and basement brick house,
on the corner of Fourth and K streets, con
taining eight rooms, nearly new, and in good
order. To a prompt tenant the rent will be
moderate. Inquire of J. T. Clements, agent,
No. 580 I street, or at this office, nov 26 tf
Plumber and Gas Fitter,
WILL Introduce Gas and Water upon the
most liberal terms, at the shortest notice,
and will guaranty satisfaction.
He has on hand a lot of Cooking and other
Stoves, which be will sell at less than cost. Call
and see him. Remember the place, southeast
corner of Twelfth and F streets, nor 26 lm
CITY STEAM FIRE-WOOD MILLS AND
Foot of Seventeenth street, below War Dept.
KINDLING and Stove-Wood prepared to suit
the wants of each customer.
Coal kept In coal-houses, protected from the
weather, and delivered free from dirt and other
Impurities. 2,240 pounds to the ton.
T. J. & W. M. GALT,
Office 282 Penn, av., bet. Eleventh
dec 6 lot and Twelfth eta.
391 Penn. av., between Four-and-a-half
and Sixth sis.,
Importer and wholesale dealer in
WINE, BBANDY, GIN, COBDIAL, &o.
DRUGGISTS, Grocers, and Liquor Dealers,
will find it to their advantage to give me a
call. I will sell the goods direct from the Cus-tom-House
at New York prices.
Old Cincinnati Rye Whisky always on hand,
with a choice assortment of Wines, Brandies,
Gins, Cordials ic. dec 3 3m
Mr. II. O. Reaver is our authorized agent for
Georgetown, Subscriptions and advertisements
for this paper can be left at Barnard's Drug
Store, corner of Bridge and High streets.
" Now In ihoio intun who ne'er Insured before,
Anl thou who have, lei iheia iniure lhe more."
The Potomao Fire Insurance Company
of Georgetown, D. C,
CIIARTKRUO 11 V OONO RKSB, 1B31.
STOCKHOLDERS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE!
THE Stockholders and Directors embrace many
of the most wealthy and respectable cltiiens
of this District.
JOHN MARBURY, President.
HENRY KING, Secretary.
AMOS HUNT, Travelling Agent.
Office and residence No. 51 North A street,
Capitol Hill. Box 454. City Post Office. Orders
attended to immediately Losses paid promptly.
Care for home, and home will care for us,
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