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,0 Friday, December 14, 1860.
,0a the outside trill be found the Addreu of
Geo. M. Weston, Esq., delivered befaro the
Republican Association last evening.
It U reported that Gen. Caas has resigned
the office of Secretary of Stale. The canse i
aid to be, on account of the Cabinet refusing
to afford a proper defence for Fort Moultrie.
.- . .
ffSf We shall on Monday next issue thir
paper in the morning, instead of the afternoon,
as at present.
We are inductd to do this from the fact that
oar subscription is so largely on the Increftse,
that we find it impossible to serve our subscri
bers with the papers at a reasonable hour in
In mating this change we incur additional
expense ; but, as it will be the only penny
morning paper issued in this city, it will give
it a 'Yery extensive circulation, and consequent
ly most command a large shore of advertising
tSS" The National Republican has been
published but a little over two weeks, and now
has a circulation in this city larger than that
of any other paper, with the exception of one,
and is increasing each day.
THE BEGINNING OP THE END.
The protected and acrimonious contest in
South Carolina for the office of Governor, is at
tracting a good deal of attention, and occasions
much reflection and comment It grows oat
of the same exaggerated personal ambition,
which was at the bottom of the South Carolina
nullification in 1832, and which, if now success
ful in breaking up the Union, will only lead to
fiercer rivalries and contentions in the bosom
of the Republic, or Kingdom of the cotton
States, than any which have been witnessed with
in the old Republic of our fathers. Go where
they will, men carry their own passions and
their own nature with them, and those who
have exhibited so little self-command as to
carry irritation at a party defeat to the extrem
ity of proposing an overthrow of the Govern
ment, do not give assurances, satisfactory to
the cool and discerning, of capacity to adminis
ter the public affairs of any separated frag
ments of the commonwealth.
The Revolutionary fathers at Philadelphia, if
they privately differed among themselves, as .to
the choice of men, understood the decorum of
public life too well, to weaken a great move
ment by wrangles iu the presence of an agita
ted country. When they elected a Commander-in-chief
of the armies, they did it by a unani
mous vote, moved from the right quarter, the
leader of Massachusetts proposing the tried
and favorite soldier of Virginia. But the gen
tlemen at Columbia sacrifice both decorum and
policy to the rivalries of ambition, and have
already satisfied an observing world, that if
South Carolina has too many great men to live
peaceably in the Union, she has too many to
lire at all out of it
THE GULF STATES.
The preponderance of the information re
ceived here from Georgia and Alabama, is to
the effect, that the people of those States are
averse to the separate and immediate secession
policy of South Carolina, but prefer, rather, a
consultation of all the Southern States, and the
further trial of remedies in the Union, for sup
posed grievances. It is certain, at any rate,
that the strength of the disunionists has been
greatly over-rated ; and, even if they carry small
majorities in summary elections, which have
been ordered, of delegates to State Conventions,
it will be no sufficient proof of the deliberate
sense of the communities which are concerned.
As to South Carolina, nobody doubts that
her people desire to leave the Union, that they
have been governed by that feeling for thirty
years, and that they have only been waiting a
pretext and opportunity to draw other States
into their scheme of a Southern Confederacy,
of which Charleston is expected to be the po
litical capital and the commercial centre.
Kansas Relief Meetino. A meeting was
held in the Cooper Institute, New York, last
evening, over which William Cullen Bryant
presided, for the purpose of devising means to
supply the wants of the thirty thousand suffer
ers by the drought in Kansas- Rev. Messrs.
Hutchinson and Dennison, and Judge Wattles,
residents of that Territory, gave a detailed
statement of the extent of the famine i a series
of appropriate resolutions were adopted, a
brief address was made by Daniel Lord, Esq.,
and a collection was taken up amounting to
$1,254.35. A committee was also appointed,
and will immediately proceed to canvass the
city for contributions.
The Extort Trade or Japak. The aver
age export trade of Japan for the ten months
ending July 11, I860, amounts to 5,000,000.
Four vessels with cargoes have cleared for the
United States, but this does not represent all
the American trade, as much of it finds em
ployment in the trade with China, and at Kana
gaws. American citizens are more than half
of the foreign population. The exports consist
chiefly of silk, tea, and lacquered ware. It is
believed that in many respects the Japanese
tea is fully equal to that of China.
How Secession Works. The following ex
tract of a letter to a distinguished merchant in
our city, from a mercantile friend resident in
Grenada, Mississippi, has been handed us for
publication. This short extract speaks vol
umes: " We have awful times here now ; the South
ern fire-eating politicians and the Northern
fanatics have a'most ruined the country. Cot
ton has gone down from $5 to $15 per bale,
and the estimate of loss on the cotton crop is
at least $20,000,000, enough to pay for all the
negroes that have rnn away or been stolen (or
the last twenty years. I can't tell what will
become of us."
DipnTiiERii. This dangerous disease seems
to be prevalent again. At Charlotte, Vermont,
Mr. Pease has lost three children two dying
within a 'period of five minutes. A family
near Lafayette, Indiana, has lost five out of
six: children in as many days.
Ex-Governor Weller, of California, has been
confirmed as Minister to Mexico.
AID AND COMFORT.
It is well known hero that the disunion move
ment is greatly aided by aid and comfort given
to it by a certain class of Northern newspapers,
and by Northern politicians of the stamp of
Mr. Sickles, the Representative in'.Congress of
the virtues and intelligence of the lower wards
of New York city.
The ultras of the South Carolina school de
sire a new political combination, from which
all non-slavcholding States shall bo excluded,
but n more numerous, and more plausible
school of disunionists, desire political combina
tions, supported by the strength of a part of
the free Slates, but of which they propose to
secure the control by excludingjcertalnly New
England, and perhaps the " puritanical " part
of New York. Of course these schemes are
practically impossible of realization, but they
keep alive the courage and hopes of the con
trivers of mischief.
A specimen of this Northern aid and com
fort to disunion, is fonnd in an article copied
into this morning's Constitution, from tho
Pennsylcanian, a paper at Philadelphia, lately,
if not now, kept alive by the printing of blanks
for the Post Office Department
The Pcntugltanian begins with the follow
ing exhortation to the border slave States to
join the Gulf States in the work of revolution :
"If the cotton States are resolved to with
draw from the Union, (as they doubtless will.)
all of the Southern States should simultaneously
withdraw with them. This would be so impo
sing a demonstration that it would command
universal respect It would bring affairs to a
distinct head. It would make one issue and
one party where there are now both many
issues and many parties. Instead of carrying
on a sort of huckstering proceeding with each
discontented State, a commanding movement,
looking to one great settlement, would be ini
tiated. Whatever the Southern States do, they
onght all to do together. If they stay in the
Union, thev ought to slay together; if they go
out of the Union, they ought to go out together.
Should they take a less absolute and decided
course, and maintain a position of abeyance,
they should agree to do t at together. Their
wrongs are the same, their remedies the same.
their final destiny the same, and therefore their
mode of action should be the same."
The Southern Confederacy, thus to be formed
under the advice and sanction of Northern co
operators, is to propose terms of accord, which
the Pennsylvania supposes will be accepted
by a part of the free States. The Pennsylva
nian says :
" Nor is it at all likely that such a Confed
eracy would be long exclusively Southern.
There are border Northern States, such, for in
stance, as conservative Pennsylvania, whose
interests and sympathies would point to the
Southern rather than the Northern Union.
That great breaking up of the North and South
would, in all likelihood, be followed by other
disruptions at the North. Disintegration once
commenced would not readily stop. Repul
sions and affinities thus evolved would not rest
until gratified. The States, whether in the
North, the South, the East, or the West, that
svmDathized with each other, would confed
erate, whilst those in antagonism would part
company. One thing is certain the Southern
States would form no combination without the
most ample and complete guaranties in respect
of their slave property.
" It is scarcely to be supposed, if ample time
for calm reflection be allowed, that any, save
the New England States, would refuse to ac
cord justice to the South, under the present
Union. There seems to be a growing wish on
the part of the other States to separate them
selves from New England. The Yankee ele
ment seems to be universally disagreeable and
distasteful. New York city, in view of South
ern secession, already manifests some marked
indications of the purpose, in that event, to cut
herself off from the whole North, especially
New England, and even her own State, and
set up lor herself, proclaiming herself a free
city. One of her Representatives declared, on
Monday last, that she would not be an ap
pendage to a Puritan province."
It is as little doubtful that the effect, as that
the intent, of snch articles as this in the Penn-
sylvanian, is to encourage a disruption of the
present Union of these States.
And aside from their traitorous aspects, of
what a medley of follies are such ideas com
pounded. The onlygrievance of which the South Car
olina nullifiers really complaim, is the tariff
taxation, in which Pennsylvania is chiefly in
terested. How absurd to suppose, that Penn
sylvania will voluntarily sever her connection
with New England, the chief customer for her
coal and iron, or that she would find in a
Southern Confederacy, protection to her indus
trial interests, when it is chiefly to escape the
alleged burdens of this protection, that a
Southern Confederacy is proposed to be formed.
Personal. Dr. M. Slosser, of Paris, is at
Col. G. J. Rains, U.S. N., Hon. J. F. Farns
worth, of Illinois, and Dr. Ridout, of the navy,
are at the National.
Col. Huger, of the army, and J. H. Lewis,
Esq., of London, are at Willards'.
John C. Heenan is in St. Louis, in order to
recover from tin injury to his left arm, received
the other day at Chicago, and will rem ain un
til about the middle of next week. Aaron
Jones quits the troupe at this point. Heenan,
Price, Perkins, and others, go South. The
profits of the two Heenan festivals in St. Louis
amount to about $1,000.
Fires. At New Albany, Indiana, on Tues
day morning, Lewis's pork-packing establish
ment and contents were burned. Loss $60,000 1
The depot buildings of the Illinois Central
Railroad, at Dunleitb, were destroyed by fire on
Monday night last Loss $8,000 ; partially in
sured. TotalPopulation or the United States.
As near as can be ascertained, the total popu
lation of the States and Territories is thirty-one
million, therefore the ratio of representation in
the House of Representatives will be about
one hundred and thirty three thousand.
Commission eh of Patents. It is understood
that no appointment will be made in place of
ex-Governor Thomas, who has been made Sec
retary of the Treasury.
Mr. Shugert, the Chief Clerk of the Patent
Office, is, by law, now the acting Commissioner,
and to him all the pending business will be
During tho past week there were 1,713 emi
grants landed in New York, making a total
since January 1, of 101,721,
e Second Session.
Thursday, December 13, 1860.
..After the Morning business given in our yes
terday's report, the Treasury note bill was re
ceived from'Kthe 'House, with amendments, to
which the Senate agreed.
The resolution on tho state of the Union was
again taken up.
Mr. Wigfall then resumed his remarks from
yesterday. He opened by referring and dwell
ing at some length on the first section of the
fourth article ot the Constitution of the United
States. He denied that the action of the South
em States was treason against the United
States. Although he well knew that treason
was defined to be levying war against the Uni
ted States, it is well known on the floor of this
Senate that before this day next week, oso of
the states will cease to net memoer oi mis
Union. Laughter in the galleries and among
Mr. Wigfall continued and said : Well, the
oenaiorirom new jora lauuuing iu lur.mugi
may laugh on j before this day next week, I
have the assurance that South Carolina will re-
voko tho ratification of tho treaty which mnkeJlolation was offered without first declaring th
her one of these United States. She will send! office vacant, when Mr. Haskln most know thai
an envoy extraordinary and minister plenipo
tentiary to appear at this court Laughter.
Ah I Senators, Nero laughed whilst Rome was
burning. Laughter. You who have it in
your power to save your suffering people in tho
dead of winter, when they neecVfuel and food,
should not laugh now.
South Carolina may become the grave of
freemen, bnt never the habitation of slaves.
Laughter, clapping and stamping in the galle
ries, also hushes. When her minister visits
this court, and presents his credentials, that
State will wait until the question of enforcing
the laws of the present Government has been
acted upon, and not until her right to Becede is
denied will she resist the Federal troops. From
1775 until 1805, South Carolina was the sole
possessor of all the soil and forts erected with
in her limits. In 1805 she ceded these forts,
without money and without price, to the Uni
ted States, only on the condition that they
should be kept in repair and garrisoned by the
The Government had not monev to renair
her forts, and the citizens of South Carolina
then voluntarily raised the necessary money
in order to complete their repairs. When she
gave tnebe torts to me uencrai uovcrnment, h
was as a voluntary gift for Federal purposes.
When she ceases to be of this Union, the pur-
foses for which they were given cease. The
and and forts she ceded will be taken back
again. It will be no dishonor or indignity to
the State. Should the forts resist, they will be
taken if it costs the life of every man in that
Mr. Wade, of Ohio, then took the floor, sta
ting that he desired to make a few remarks on
the resolution, and would now proceed, if it
pleased the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Wade gave
way to a motion to adjourn, and the Senate ad
journed to Monday.
After the business given in our yesterday's
report the House proceeded to the considera
tion of the bill granting lands for the construc
tion of the railroads in Kansas. By its pro
visions, the Territory is only to locate the line
of tho road, reserving the disposal of the land
to tho action of the State Government when
The bill was finally referred to the Commit
tee on Public Lands.
Mr. Ashley, of Ohio', introduced the follow
ing bill, which was read and referred :
A BILL to provide .for and focilltato the- organization of
the House or Representatives of tho United Mates on the
assembling of each Congress.
Section 1. Be it enacted ly the Senate and
House of Representatives of the United States
of America m Congress assembled, That from
and after the passage of this act it shall be the
duty of the Governors of the several States to
transmit to the Secretary of the Interior dupli
cate certificates of the election of Representa
tives in Congress from said States; and it is
hereby made the duty of the Secretary of the
Interior to make or cause to be made a list of
the members of the House of Representatives
elect, as snail appear irom me cemucaies trans
mitted to him from the Governor of each State,
and deliver said list to the Clerk of the last
House of Representatives or his deputy, at
least tnree aays Deiore tne assembling ot any
session of Congress ; and no persons except
those whose names appear upon said list shall
be permitted to vote or take any part in the
proceedings of organizing the House. Provi
ded, that if, by any oversight, neglect, or refusal
of the Secretary of the Interior, or any other
fierson, any name has been omitted from said
ist, and it shall appear to the satisfaction of
the House that such person holds a certificate
duly authenticated as a Representative in Con
gress from the Governor of any State, he may,
if a majority of the duly-certified members so
elect, be admitted to bis seat at any time.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That at
the meeting of the members elect of the House
of Representatives in the manner and at the time
now prescribed by law, or at any extra session
of Congress called in pursuance of law, the
Clerk of the Hquse of Representatives of the
preceding Congress, or, in case of his death,
resignation, or inability to be present, any one
of his deputies, shall immediately from the list
transmitted by the Secretary of the Interior
call the roll of said members elect, and if a
sufficient number of said members elect to con
stitute a quorum are found to be present, said
members elect shall immediately proceed to
vote rii'a voce for a tenmorarv Dreaidintr officer.
and the person having the highest number of
votes snau ue mo presiuingomcer pro tempore,
and the rules of the preceeding House of Rep
resentatives shall govern the proceedings of the
House, and be enforced by the said presiding
officer pro tempore, until otherwise ordered,
except so far as they may conflict with the pro
visions of this act
Sec. 3, And be it further enacted, That the
standing order of business shall be to proceed
to vote vita voce for Speaker or other officers, as
the case may be, in the order as arranged in
the third section of this act, and no debate or
motion shall be in order except for a call of the
House and to adiourn.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the
members elect, after the presiding officer pro
tempore shall have taken his seat shall proceed
from time to time to vote for Speaker, and if,
by two o'clock P. M., on the first Wednesday
after the assembling of said members, no per
son shall have been elected by receiving a ma
jority of all the votes cast, the said members
shall proceed to another vote for Speaker, and
the person who shall receive the highest num
ber of votes upon said vote for Speaker shall
be, and hereby is, declared duly elected Speaker
of the House of Representatives for that Con
gress. And the House shall then proceed to
elect, ti'ra voce, first, a Clerk ; second, a Ser-geant-at-arms;
third, fa Doorkeeper; fourth, a
Postmaster; fifth, a Chaplain. And if, on the
fourth vote for each of said offices, respectively,
no person shall have been duly elected by re
ceiving a majority of all the votes cast, the House
shall proceed to another vote for said officer,
and the person who shall then receive the high
est number of votes shall be, and hereby is, de-
dared duly elected to such office for that Con
gress. " Sec. 5. And be it further enacted. That no
business shall be in order, after the election of
a Speaker, until the organization of the House
of Representatives shall hive been completed,
(by the election of all its officers,) except to re
ceive messages from the president of the Uni
ted States and the Senate.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all
acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act
be, and they are hereby, repealed.
Mr. Haskin presented letters showing that
Mr. Ford, the House Printer, is absent, and
that the sub-contractors, Messrs. English c La'-
(COmue, accuuu eAccuiuur wq wum, mu'uuusu
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Daving, ni me mat aeaaiuu, icuuecu luu iiriuvo.
Mr. Ilaskin offered a resolution that the Su
perintendent of Public Printing contract with
competent and responsible parties for the exe
cution of the House printing ordered and to
be ordered at the present session, and at the
prices now authorized by law.
Mr. McClernand saw no necessity for passing
the resolution. He understood that Mr, Ford
will be here by Saturday, prepared to perform
Sir. Burnett expressed surprise'that the res
olution was offered without first declaring the
office vacant, when Mr. Haskln mnst know that
doing this in the absence of Mr. Ford, he would
be entitled to compensation, provided he can
show that he is prepared to do the work,- He
wanted to know how it was that $135,000 had
been paid for Mr. Wendell's establishment as a
public office, when he had been told that it was
formerly offered for $80,000, and was not worth
Messrs. Grow and Stanton opposed the con
sideration of the resolution,
Mr. Haskln showed the necessity of passing
it, and as to the purchase of Wendell's office,
said it was bought for $50,000 less than cost;
and he said he would inform Mr. Burnett that
he was as ready for him to investigate this sub
ject as he himself (Mr. Haskin) was to investi
gate the De Groot claim.
Mr. Burnett said, at the last session he pro
posed to refer the De Groot claim to thi War
Department for settlement. The gentleman
cannot thus deal in insinuations or in innnendo
against-me. I ask him what he means ?
Mr. Haskin. I am as well satisfied that you
shall investigate the Government printing office
question, as you are the De Groot contract.
Mr. Burnett I ask the member whether, by
his remarks, he intends directly, indirectly, or
remotely, to reflect npon me in any manner
Mr. Haskin. I did not, sir.
After further debate, the resolution was
tabled, and the House adjourned till Monday.
MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE
The House committee of thirty three to day
took tho following action on that portion of the
President's message referring to the pending
difficulties in relation to the South.
Mr. Rust, of Arkansas, offered the follow-
Resolved, That, in the opinion of this com
mittee, tho existing discontent among the
Southern people, and tho growing hostility
among them to the Federal Government, is
greatly to be regretted ; and that whether such
iscontents and hostility are without just cause
or not, any reasonable, proper, and constitu
tional remedies and effectual guaranties of
their peculiar interests as recognised by the
Constitution, necessary to preserve the peace
or the country and the perpetuity of the Union,
should be promptly and cheerfully granted.
Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, offered the follow
ing as an amendment:
Resolved, That, in the opinion of this com
mittee, the existing discontents among the
Southern people, and the growing hostility
among them to the Federal Government, are
greatly to be regretted, and that any reasonable,
proper, and constitutional remedy necessary to
preserve the peace of the country and the per
petuity of the Union should be promptly and
This amendment was rejected by the follow
ine vote of the committee :
Teas Messrs, Corwin of Ohio, Adams of
Massachusetts, Humphrey of New York,
Ferry of Connecticut, Robinson of Rhode
tBiano, Tappan ot new nampsntre. mornii
of Vermont, Morse of Maine, Washburn of
Kays Messrs. Millson of Virginia, Wins
low of North Carolina, Campbell of Pennsyl
vania, Love of Georgia, Davis of Maryland,
Whiteley of Delaware, Stratton of Now Jersey,
Bristow of Kentucky, Dunn of Indiana, Taylor
of Louisiana, Reuben Davis of Mississippi,
Kellogg of Illinois, Houston of Alabama,
Phelps of Missouri, Hamilton of Texas, Curtis
of Iowa, Burch of California, Windham' of Min
nesota Stout of Oregon 24.
Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, moved the follow
ing as a substitute t
Resolved, That wheatever grievances exist
which affect the rights or interests of the citi
zens of any part of the Confederacy, and are ca
pable of removal by the action of Congress,
ought to receive full and appropriate remedies
by the Bpeedy action of the Federal Legisla
ture, either by resolution, by statutory amend
ments to the Constitution, or by a recommend
ation for the call of a General Convention of
the States, as may be necessary to accomplish
the purposes aforesaid.
This resolution was also rejected, as follows:
Yeas Messrs. Adams, Humphrey Ferry,
Robinson, Morrill, Morse, Washburn, Cur
Nays Messrs. Corwin, Millson, Winslow,
Campbell, Lore, Davis of Maryland, Whiteley,
Tappan, Stratton, Bristow, Nelson, Dunn,
Taylor, Kellogg, Houston, Phelps, Rust, How
ard, Hamilton, Burch, Windham, Stout 22.
The original proposition of Mr. Rust was
then adopted by the following vote :
Teas Messrs. Corwin, Wilson, Winslow,
Campbell, Love, Davis of Maryland, Stratton,
Bristow, Nelson, Dunn, Kellogg, Houston,
Phelps, Rust, Howard, Hamilton, Curtis,
Burch, Windham, Stout 20.
Nays Messrs. Adams, Humphrey, Robin
son, Tappan, Morrill, Morse, Washburn,
Mr. Boyce, of South Carolina, who has here
tofore been present with the committee, was
absent to-day. Reuben Davis, of Mississippi,
declined to vote.
The recent arrivals from Europe bring inter
esting news concerning the war in China. At
the last accounts, the allies were within six
miles of Pekin, and that the Chinese had gained
some important advantages in capturing sev
eral prominent personages in the allied camp,
including Lord Elgin's secretary and the cor
respondent of the London Times. Two more
battles had been fought one at Cbangkia
wan, and the other at Jang-chan. Ihirty
thousand Tartar cavalry are reported to have
been engaged on both occasions. Two thou
sand of them were killed, while it is stated that
only eighteen of the allies were wounded.
The news from Italy is unimportant, but it
shows a strong feeling existJ in favor of Gari
baldi and against Victor Emanuel. The French
journals state that a reactionary movement bad
broken out afresh, and in not less than five
nrovinces. with the Abruzzi at their head, so
that it became necessary to proclaim a state of
NEWS BY TELEGRAPH.
TUG SOCTIIERX CRISIS.
Charleston, Dec. 12. At Fort Moultrie, a
very large force is said to bo working night
and day... No one is now. admitted inside, un
less in company with the commandant.
The sixteenth regiment of South Carolina
militia mustered today,' six hundred strong.
Their strange appearance at this time provoked
a good deal of comment
A dispatch from Washington announces the
resignation of Assistant Secretary Trescott
The banks contemplate resuming specie pay
ments ; one has done so already.
The Courier believes, it says, that compro
mise is impossible.
Columbia, Dee, 13. Tho Senate have adopt
ed the report appropriating half a million dol
lars for the exigencies which secession may
Augusta, Dee. 13. Large secession meetings
were held last night at Savannah, Columbus,
and Atlanta. So far, the meetings held in this
State have been more of a conservative than
secession stamp. All, however, favor resist
ance in some form.
Montgomery, Dee. 12. The Advertiser to
day publishes the presentment of the grand
jury of the District Federal court, declaring the
Federal Government to be a worthless, im
potent nuisance, permitting violations ft the
Constitution in the States nullifying the fugi
tive slave law and for other causes.
TUB KANSAS TROUBLES.
St. Louis, Dee. 12. The latest news from
the border is to the effect that Montgomery.has
not been at Mound City for two weeks past
General Frost had determined to station three
companies of cavalry and a battery of artillery
at two points opposite Bourbon and Linn coun
ties, Kansas, to protect the border, and the rest
of the brigade were to start home on Monday
Leavenworth, Dec. 12. General Harney,
with the troops from Fort Leavenworth, will
arrive at that point to-morrow. It is thought
that a portion of the force from Fort Riley will
remain in the vicinity of Fort Scott
ARRIVAL or THE CALIFORNIA TONY EXPRESS.
Fort Kearneu. Dee. 13. The California' nonv
express of the 1st instant has reached here.
The secession excitement was the all-absorbing
question in uamornia. Borne oi tne lirecKln
ridge papers were publishing carefully written
articles favoring the formation of a Pucific Re
public, but they attracted little attention. The
Republican papers are urging the selection of
a Californian in the formation of Mr. Lincoln's
ten, so that
The leaders of the negro riot at Victoria have
been tried and acquitted, the disturbances not
Advices from Japan state that the brig-of-war
Camilla, which left Hakohbadi, September
7th, was lost in a typhoon off Kanajaka. All
Most of tho storehouses at Yokahawa were
destroyed by the samo typhoon.
Advices from China to the 8th of October
had also reached (fan Francisco. It was re
ported that the allied fleet was within sight of
Pekin, and that the Emperor had fled.
The steamer Cortez left San Francisco on
the 1st, with $1,250,000 in specie for New York.
VIRGINIA HINCTE MEN.
Norfolk, Dee. 12. The Argus of this morn
ing calls for a Convention of the Minute Men
of Princess Anne and Norfolk counties, and of
the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, to meet
here on the 19th inst Prominent and influen
tial speakers will be present
ARRIVAL Or THE NORTH BRITON.
Portland,Dcc. 13. The steamer North Brit
on, from Liverpool on the 29th ultimo, has
arrived here. Her advices are generally an
ticipated. It was currently reported that Francis I had
fled from Gaeta.
Diplomatic relations were about to be re
sumed between Prussia and Sardinia.
The provinces of Velletri have been occupied
by the French troops.
CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENTS AT THE
A letter from a distinguished source has just
been received in this city, from Alabama, which
says that it is now certain that the co-opera-tionists
or conservatives will carry every coun
ty in Northern Alabama, in the election for
delegates to the htate Convention, and ten or
more in the middle or southern portions of Ala
bama, thus rendering doubtful doubtful the
question as to which side will triumph in the
Col. Taylor, a leading Bell man in that State,
has published a letter, strongly favoring co
operation. If, however, an ordinance of seces
sion be passed, the conservatives will insist
that it be submitted to the people for ratifica
tion. Private accounts from Georgia state that the
conservatives, under the lead of Messrs. Ste
phens, Johnson, Jenkins, and others, are in
strong hopes of carrying a majority of the
members of the State Convention, ana that the
conciliatory tone of the Republicans will do
much to strengthen the Southern conservatives.
A circular has been prepared by the South
ern extremists, addressed to their coastituents,
and is being privately presented to Congress
men of that class for their signatures.
Notwithstanding the denial td the contrary,
the President did receive, a week ago, the most
distinct and explicit assurances that South
Carolina will not resist tho Federal authorities
during bis Administration.
The South Carolina delegation are unani
mous against any attempt to interfere either
with the collection of the revenue or with Fed
eral property in that State, until every attempt
at negotiation' with the General Government
snail nave been exhausted.
No additional force is to be employed on any
of the forts in the neighborhood of Charleston.
Captain Foster, the engineer in charge, is mere
ly carrying on the work which he commenced
last September. There have been no new
Charles F. Egelraan, who for forty-three years
past furnished the principal calculations for the
almanacs printed in the United States, died at
his residence, in Reading, Pa., lost week, at
the ripe age of nearly 79 years.
490 Seventh street,
OU can find a complete assortment of House
keeping Hardware, Cutlery, Uilver-plated
Ware, Britannia, Block Tin, and Japanned Ware,
Door Mats, Table Mats, Feather Dusters. Clocks,
and all the useful articles for Housekeeping,
together with Ladles' Satchels, Card Cases,
Purses, Fans, Combs, Brushes, Baskets, Ac,
Ac, all selected with great care, bought for
cash, and will be sold at the very lowest prices.
Purchasers will do well to remember
House-Furnlshlng Store, No. 490 Seventh street
I nov 26
VERY SU,PERI,on WINES AND
W" ILLIAM H. CAMPBELL CO., success.
ors to John II. Buthman, No. 283 Penn
sylvania avenue, south side, between Four-and-a-half
and Sixth .streets, have Just received a
very choice selection of Wines and Liquors from
the first Importing houses of the country, all of
which may be Implicitly relied on as genuine.
Among which we name!
Old Reserve Madeira, vintage 1844,
Old L. P. Madeira, very fine.
Sherry Wines of every grade.
Catawba Wine, pure Port Wine.
Otard" Dnpey k Co., Cognac.
London Dock, and other favorite brands.
Tin Imperial, Green Seal.
Cabinet, G,.II, Mnmm's., , ,-
Heldslck k Co., Charles Heldilck.
Curracoa, Annisette, Maraschino.
Pnnch Essence, Klrchen Waster, Arrao.
Apple Brandy, Pe ach.Brandy..
Wild Cherry Brandy, Blackberry Brandy.
Superior Brands Cigars.
We have alio in bottles and In wood a pure
genuine Old Bye Whisky, which we can fully
recommend as equal to any whisky Introduced
into this market, all of which will be disposed of
at reasonable prices. dec 14 3t
Or AU QRADIS AID PRICKS.
WARRANTED Gold Band Window Shades.
Buff, Green, and Blue Holland Shades, all
sizes, made to order.
Alio, a handsome assortment of Picture Cord
and Tassels, all sizes 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 catl.
All work executed ana 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. 486 Seventh street, eight doors above
nov 26 Odd Fellows' Hall.
Encourage Home Production.
LAMPBLACK of all qualities, and packed In
all of the different styles known to the trade.
ROOFING FITCH & ROOFING FELT,
FOR GRAVEL ROOFS,
And also used for slate and tin roofs. Manufac
tured and for sale by
H. O. WILSON k CO.,
Twenty-second street and Chespeake and
Ohio Canal. Office adjoining Bank of
J. W. MORSELL,
(Successor to Howell k Morsel!,)
Sealer in Faints, Oils, Lamps, Lamp
Glasses, Varnish, Brashes, and
323 O street, between Sixth and Seventh.
ARTIST'S materials of every variety. Wicks
of every description. dec 8 tf
TTRIS3 KKINGLE'S HEADQUARTERS for
.XX. Toys and Fancy Notions Is at LAMMOND'S,
Seventh street, cheap for cash only, dec 3 3t
AND DIALXR IN
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS,
No. 314 Pennsylvania avenue, between Tenth
and Eleventh streets, Washington, D. C.
JUST RECEIVED, another large variety of
Fall and Winter Clothing, which will be sold
at greatly reduced prices.
N. B. Maryland and Virginia money taken at
par. dec 11 3t
ON hand and for sale, at reasonable prices, a
good supply of
Red 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 Mass. av.
New No. 1 Mess Maokerol
For sale low by
BROWNING k KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
NEW CROP FRUITS, Ac.
I HAVE in store and am receiving from the
Northern markets New Crop Layer RAISINS,
in whole, half, and quarter boxes ; Malaga Bunch
Raisins, in whole, half, and quarter boxes; New
Crop CITRON, CURRANT.-,
FIQS, FILBERTS, BRAZIL NUTS,
ALMONDS, OR AN BERRIE 1, Ac:
All of which will be sold as low as can be had.
JESSE B. WILSON,
327 Pa. av., between Sixth and Seventh
nov 26 streets, south tide.
S. T. SHUMAN,
CHEMIST AND PHARMACEUTIST,
Corner of Sixth street and Pennsylvania
avenue, under the Clarendon Hotel,
RESPECTFULLY begs leave to Inform his old
customers and the public in general, that
having located at the above stand, he will be
happy to supply their wants In his line of busi
ness dec 3 ly
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 blm 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,
deo 5 lw Corner of Ninth and E tts.