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WHIT1 OLOTJD, KAI8A8:
tHiri-ay, I : Deceiver 20, 18W.
Patchwo Up a ConraotnsB. Tom
Corwin, At tbe time when he mad liU
famous ''bloody hand" epeech, in oppo
sition to tha Mexican War, Ii than fif
teen yeara ago, was far in advance of tbe
practical free soil eentiment of tbat day ;
bit now, be appeari to be not only be
bind the free aoil sentiment af tbe preeent
day, bat even behind bis own position of
fifteen or twenty yeara since. He is at
tbo head of the Compromise Committee
in Congress ; and, in order to prove to
tbe ranting secessionists that the Repub
licans are not so much opposed to Slave
ry as they have pretended to be, he seems
anxious to redress grievances which have
never been complained of, and to gnaran
tee rights which have never been dispn
ted. The telegraph informs as that he
has prepared a series of measures which
are likely to prove satisfactory, tbe main
features of which are. given For cram
pie : he proposes to agree that the Slave
trade shall not bs prohibited between tbe
States ; and that Slavery shall not be
prohibited in the Navy Yards in Slave
8tates. The Republicans, if we under
stand them rightly, have never proposed
to interfere with either of these arrange
ments in fact, they have distinctly dis
avowed any interference with Slavery in
the States where it already exists. Yet
such propositions as these, with others
of bnt little more importance, are seri
ously ratde by a man of Corwin'e stand
ing and ability. Why did he not, while
he htd his hand in, add a proposition
that negroes should not be prohibited
from being black, from liking 'possum,
nor from smelling strong in warm wea
thar ? It would not have been inappro
priate to the balance of the batch.
Seriously, we did net expect tueh a
compromise from such a man as Corwin.
It covers but little ground that .is in dis
pute, and looks too much like cringing
under Southern threats. In reality, there
are out lew grievances of wbicb tbe Houtb
can justly complain ; but they art intent
upon compelling the Republicans to
moderate or back down from their posi
tions, that they may have it to boast over
hereafter. We are sorry to say that men
of the Corwin school are doing their ut
most to gratify them.
No Mon Scoldjbos. The treatment
of Kansas by Prssident Buchanan, has
been tbat of a garrulous old granny to
ward an orphan child. It has been
scold, scold, scold, while his good gifts
have not gone beyond the necessaries of
life, which tha law has coinnslled him In I
bestow. He has made it a point, in eve
ry message, to give Kansas a good scold
ing, and tell her what a naughty child
she has been until she has begun intui
tively to look for it, and would be great
ly disappointed by an omission of tbe
usual infliction. Dut Buck has given his
last official grant,, and when Lincoln as
sumes the duties of President, no doubt
be will have sole;, pleasant words for
Kansas, with little or no sodding. She
will feel lost, and not know bow to ap
preciate the kindness. She will be like
the little girl of whom an anecdote is re
lated, who had been sent to bod with a
whipping, svery night within her recol
lection. But upon one occasion she had
said ao many pretty things, that her mo
ther dispenssd with the time-honored
spanking. Being prepared for retiring,
she still hesitated to go, when her mother
aid : "Why don't yon go to bed, child?
What are yon standing there for?"
" Why, Ma," artlessly replied the inno
cent, "yon haven't whipped me yet 1".
Mom TnouBLB. Retribution, although
sometimes late, v. certain to be visited
npon the wi-'sed. President Baehanan
and hia Cabinet have for almost fonr
yean past been tyrannicing over tha peo
ple, making a common cause of all their
disreputable and malicious transactions ;
How, at tbe winding np of their miserable
political copartnership, troubles fall upon
them thick and heavy. .It was not suffi
cient that Secretary Cobb should get the
Treasury into an almost inextricable
snarl, then resign, write a disunion let
ter, and hastsn South to counssl with the
traitors ; but now tbo Cabinet is desert sd
by its head member. Secretary Cass, with
a probability of others following his ex
ample. In withdrawing, Cass has done right.
and bis course will be approved by tbe
country. Col. Anderson, the commander
at Fort Moultrie, has scarcely a corpo
ral's guard of mei under his command ;
he knows not what day the Fort may be
attacked by the disunionists, and his force
Is not sufficient to make a successful, nor
even a respsetable, resistance. He asked
the President to ssnd'him snore troops,
which.was refnied.IIia jrifa.viaited.tha
President, and begged of him to send as
sistance to her husband, but with no bet
ter success. Tbe question came np in a
Cabinet meeting, when Cass gave it as
hia opinion, that if tbe force at Fort Moul
trie was deemed sufficient, and Andersen
was incompetent to use it to advantage,
he should be dismissed from tbe post, aid
a t:oasptnt man placed there. Bat if
Anderson was an efficient officer, bnt had
an inadequate fore at hie command to
defend tbe Fort, it was the imperative
duty of the Government to reinforce bin,
without a moment's delay. The advice
was ssnsible, and tha President's duty
plain ; bnt he feared that a performance
of it would offend the disunionists 1 Bs
sides, it would have been a violation of
Buchanan'a pledge, said to have been
given to the fire-eaters, to connive at dis
union. Ha had obtained a promise from
them not to interfere with the collection
of the revenue, etc, during his term of
office, thereby relieving him from th
performance of unpleasant duties; and in
return, he was determined to do nothiag
that might discommode them in carrying
out their nrsconcertad nlartc. Hn mn'M
violate hia oath to defend the Constitu
tion, but not his covenant with treason.
The result was. Col. Anderson was left
defenceless, and Cass withdrew in dis
gust. If any of the remaining members
of the Cabinet are not utterly lost to hon
or, they will not be long in doing likewise.
Bock to Sayb the Uhio. Several
large meetings of nervous gentlemen and
dry gooda dealers hava been held in New
York, wbicb hava resulted in the ap
pointment of Millard Fillmore as a Com
missioner. Agent, Ambassador, Mission
ary, Toady, or something else, to go to
South Carolina, get down upon his
kaeee, and beg and Implore tbe gymnas
tic gentleman and consumers of caloric
down there to let their State remain
In the Union. And Fillmore, who once
eccupied th Presidential chair, confesses
that he appreciatee tha honor, and feels
the responsibility of his position ! Fonr
yeara ago, we worked hard and voted
hard for Fillmore, and do not wish him
any bad Inek ; but if ha goes down there
upon tbat mission, and the Sooth Caro
linians have any particular desire to da
something for our especial amusement,
they can succeed by tarring and feather
ing him, and riding him out of the 8tate
on the sharp corner of a fence-rail. Such
dirt-eating, knuckling and and pandering
aa these New Yorkers proposs, arc what
have spoiled. South Carolina; and she
will continue her eapers as long as she
canaccomplih bar pnrpoeee ta easily.
A messsnger should be sent, either to re
quest of them to hurry out, or to give
them to understand that tbsy must stay
in, whether it suits them or not.
jy Disuxioir. The disunionists are still
rampant, and tbe danger ol secession baa
not abated mnoh. Thus far, it has been
principally talk. There is a strong Uni
on sentiment in tbe South ; and the hope
is, that the people will take time to reflect
before the fatal hour, see what they will
loss by disunion, rise in their might, and
eeleot honest men for their leaders.
Chicaoo Tkibuxk. During the late
campaign, no paper did better eervic in
the Republican causa than tha Chicago
Tribune. Enterprising, reliable, conduc
ted with rare tact and ability, and always
possessing a freshness' and vivaeity, it
has acquired an unprecedented popularity
among the masses in1 the North-West;
aa an evidenee of which, we may etate
that, one year ago, it was laboring under
a ruinous debt bat, now is free, has don
ned a new suit, and has money left.
Chicago is n important eommereial
market for the Wait, and a good paper
from there, is whate"ary produce raiser,
aid business men should have. Ae a
commercial and news paper, tbe Tribnna
baa no superior. Sea tba prospectus,
Naw Yonz Mbrccbt. See the pros
pectus of this paper, in another colnmn.
As a Iitsrary paper, it stands in the front
rank, and will be greatlyJmproved du
ring the coming year. Among other cel
ebrated writere, "Ned Buntline" and the
inimitable "Dosstioke" are engaged to
contribute exclusively to its colnmns.
But the writer of all, is Dr. J. H. Rob
inson. To our taste, he is the best ro
mance writer of America. His storiss
are always readable. His scenes ara gen
erally laid west of the Mississippi, and
aroof thrilling interest. His powsrs af
description and illustrations of back
woods cbaractsr equal those of Coop
er ; while in humor and sprightliness,
he is superior to that celebrated Novelist.
Ha will contribute a number of Steriee
to tbe columns of the Msrcury, during
the coming year. Each one will be worth
more than tbe subscription price of the
paper. Don't miss them.
' The St. Joseph Gazette advises
Missouri to repudiate tha interest on her
State debt, now due. In other worde, it
wonld lika for bar to hasten the disunion
crisis, by -violating hsr obligations, and
looking out for herself. Democracy, Re
pudiation, Disunion, arc three links of
7 Chbistkas Ball. The Masquerade
Ball, mentioned elsewhere, hss been aban
doned. A. regular, old-fashioned Ball
will be given at tba City Hotel, on
Christmas night, (25th.) No tkksU
hava been issued, bnt all ara invited to
Mr. Wn. F. Dodd, whom out
citusns will remember aa having resided
among, ns during tha Summer of 1850,
aa business manager for Majors dr Bus
sell, died at Leavenworth, on Saturday,
the 15th inst., of Consumption.
Adwssiov of Kansas. According to
a Washington despatch to the New York
Herald, the present week hss been fixed
upon for the admission of Kansas. 'Wi
think our admission extremely doubtful ;
yet the Democracy may conssnt to it, in
order to secure tha appointment of a
District Judge before Linooln comes into
power. A bill will also be introduced
for tha organization of tha Pike's Peak
Territory. We wish, while they ara at
it, that they could manage to hitch Sou
thern Nebraska on to the State of Kansas.
The Court House at Seneca, Ne
maha County, was bnipt, together with
all the County records, on Sunday, the
2d inst. It will cause a bad sauabble in
-thc-affaira of the County.- T .
They have elected a new Gover
nor of. South Carolina, in place of Gist,
whose term has expired. What will tbe
disunion Government of that State amount
to, now that it has no Out t it ?
ttT John Bell has written a long and
patriotic letter to the great Union meet
ing at Yiokeburg, Mississippi, in which
he takes strong ground against disunion
WiwTouc. Dec. 16.
The Herald'e Washington dispatches
atatathat Attonar General Black haa
received the appoiBtmeat of Secretary of
State. It ia reported teas e.uwib ana
Ion, formerly of Peaeylaia but mow
resident of Waahiagtoi, will do appoia
ten Atternar General. That k aa ap
prehension to-day opoB aiada of mea
holdine? hisrh and rasDoaaibla pasitioas in
tha Government, that although soma o
or two States snar commit overt acta
against tha Union, bnt tbat if they ara
not interfered with or menaced tney win
not Ind it comfortable to remaia long
out. and will retrace their steps. Tbe
Precident declares ha will defend the for
tifications of the country against all at
tempts to take than. - Gov. Fleyd ex
pressed himself warmly in favor of the
Onion, and is very decided in the course
ha ahonld take in opposing any attempt
tbat may be made to aeise tba property
of tha Government. A messenger waa
dispatched to Baltimore this afternoon to
ascertain if Reverdr Johnson will accept
the place of Attorney General in the
Cabinet. The crisis Committee is not
makimr much headwar. Mr. Corwin
chairman, has reported a series of resolu
tions which it is nndsrstood are intsnded
to meet the crisis. It is said that they
meet the approval of a majority of the
Republicans on, tbe Uommittee. iney
are nearly as follows : First, pledging
the faith of Congress against any attempt
to abolish slavsry in tbe District ot Uo
lumbia. Second,' against interfering with
the clave trade between tbe States. '1 hint,
the Abolition of elavary in the dock
yards and arsenals in the elava States.
Fourth, in favor of any amendments ren
dering the Fagitiva slave acta effective
and satisfactory to tbe bouth. riftn.
against any discrimination by Congress
against slave mates asking admission.
Sixth, protscting persons and property
in the Territories till they have 80.000
inhabitants, when non-intervention by
Congress shall be the law. The Com
mittee had a laborious session to-day, and
it ie rumored that it ia aot improbable
some plan will be proposed which will
be eatisfactory, and that the Committee
will be able to report by the middle of
next week and perhaps earlier.
Washington, Dee. IS.
A letter from a distinguished eouree.
just received from Alabama, says it is
now certain tbat tbo co-operatiomsts or
conservatives will carry every county in
Northern Alabama in the election of del
egates to the Convention, and ten or more
in middle or Southern Alabama, thus
rendering it a doubtfal question as to
which side will triumph in Convention.
Ool. Taylor, a leading Bell man, of that
State, has publiahed a letter etrongly fa
voring co-operation. If however the or
dinance of secession bepasssd, the conser
vatives will insist that it be submitted to
the people for ratification.
Private accounts from Georgia, state
that the conservativee under the lead of
Stephens, Johnson, Jenkins, and others,
ara in strong hopes of carrying a majori
ty of the members of the State Conven
tion, and that the conciliatory tone of the
Republicans will do much to strengthen
the Southern conservativee. A circular
has been prepared by Southern extremists
addressed to their constituents, and ispri-
i -j t yrpwuif ' vwugmmim ui mil
ciass ior signatures.
Notwithstanding denial to the contrary,
the President did receive a week ago,
a most distinct assurance that South Car
olina would not reeist the Federal author
ities during his administration.
WASBnaT, Dae. 18.
RatMaioniata and Bnti-eeceeeioaista
hava bean ia great excitement over tha
news which baa leaked oat from the cap
ital to-day, concarniag tha requisition of
Maj. Anderson, tbe uommaaaar a."
Moultrie, for mora men and amunition,
and the action of tha Cabinet thereupon.
It is stated on anthority, which I think
can not b disputed, that Maj. Anderson
has dscided upon tha necessity of a rein
forcement to bis command and bis
snppliaa becauee wbea tha sacaaeioa
ordinance k' paaeed there ie ao se
curity that a Charleston nob will not
make a desperate attempt opoa tha asar
est federal possessions. Tha qnestion of
acceding to Maj. Anderson's request haa
bcea np before tha Cabinet, aad it waa
decided not to grant it.
Secretary Cass, it is asserted, strongly
urged tha propriety and necessity of tba
opposite course, whether Maj. Anderson
was justifiable in making tba requisition
or net. If jnstifiabe, bis reqeest should
be granted at once, if not, then be ie in
competent to fill hie place, and it ahonld
be supplisd by some one who would not
make a demand in troublesome times,
lo long aa he is in authority the means
af asssrting bis authority shall be trus
ted to him. 'In spite of theee arguments
which ere unanswerable, tha Cabinet re
fussd to aead any more rn.cn or ammuni
tion to Ft. Moultrie, and there tha matter
Senator Iverson's Speech.
WaSHIXOTOX, Dec. 6.
In the eouree of his speech in the Sen
ate, Mr. Iverson, referring to the rafusal
of the Govsrnor of Texas to call an ex
tra session of the Legislature, said t
And though there ie a clog in the Lone
Star State of Texas in the person of tbe
Governor, who will not'eonsent to call
the Legislature, yet the public sentiment
is so strong that even her tiovernor may
be over-ridden ; and if he will not yield
to that public sentiment, some Texan
Brutus inav arise to- rid his country of
this hoary-headed traitor. Great sen
He further said, referring to prokabili
ties of war : There will be no war. Tbe
Worth, governed by ench far-seeing states
men as the Senator from New York, Mr.
Seward, will eeethe futility of this.
He concluded aa follows : War ie in
evitable ; let the South lake care ; let tha
war come, and wa will meet the Senator
from Now Hampshire, and all the myr
midons of Abolitionism. In the lan
guage of the Hon. Representative from
Ohio, Mr. Corwin, in regard to tbo Mex
ican war: "We will welcome them
with bloody hande to hospitable graves."
Augusta, Ga., Dec. IS.
Thomas R. Cobb is out with a recom
mendation to the eeceding Stales to fix
the time for ordinance of secession to
take effect the fifteenth or twentieth of
February and tbat in the interim the com
misionere from the eeceding Statee meet
and eonsult aa to the propriety of step
ping from the old Union into another
bassd on tbe constitution of tba United
Proposed Consultation or tbe Southern
Thi Tbbaspry. Secretary Cobb, bar
ing gotten the Government finance em
barrassed beyond his powe to remedy,
has been forced to resign, that aoasa bat
ter financier may try his hand at it. It
is one of the characteristics of Democra
cy, to leave a depleted and deranged
Treasury. Van Bnren went out of tba
White House in the midst of a crisis, and
ao will Old Buck. -The two Presidents,
since tbe days of Monroe, who left tbe
oonntry in tbe most prosperous condition,
wsrc John Quincy Adams and Fillmore
the only two Presidents wa bava had
daring that time, wbo were opposed to
A great deal is being said about
" peaceable secession." Ona paper saya
that three or fonr Statee will probably
secede ere long, bnt that it will prodnce
no disturbance in the affairs of the conn-
try. It is a very easy matter to ttli
about peaceable secession, but the reality
will be a different thing. One might as
wall talk aboat amputating aa arm, with
out impairing tha use of tha hand.
Masqcbxask Bali.. Tha yonng peo
ple of oar town talk, of a Masquerade
Bali; for Christmas night. It wonld be
something saw oat here. ' Wa wish them
jyNextTneeday ia Christmas, whioh
wa trast will ba a merry one to our rea
ders. Tradition says, tbat in former
4ja, editors were sometimes presented
with a tarkey, or something else that waa
good , on such occasions. Wa don't want
any body to aead aa anything of tha aort
wa don't lika tnrkay. (Aa ' Arteaaa
Ward? wonld say, " this larat remark ia
na of ear goaks.")
ggT KeiuTfiae acceded left Goagrsaa
and tba balance of tbe South Carolina
members talk of fallowing suit. We ara
in.favor of that kind of ssceeaion. If a
few mora af tba same stripe ehoald go.
there wonld b a dearth of assssaination
and street renoontxa report ia tha Wash'
ington despatches. '
Washikotoit, Dsc 6.
A spscial dispatch from Washington
says Sir. Hamlin will tender hie resigna
tion to take effect on the let of Februa
ry, with a retiring speech, which will, it
ie thought, reflect eomewhat the policy
of the incoming administration.
Humphrey Marshall, of Kentucky, ar
rived te-day. He haa consultsd with Mr.
Breckinridge, and believes tbat Ksntucky
will stand brmly by tbe Union.
Mr. Reagan, of Texas, has arrived,
and says that the Legislature of tbat
State will certainly be called together, at
an early day, to consult on the Secession
Gov. Letcher, of Virginia, is arrang
ing for a Commission to South Caroli-
I na,-to urge delay in her, action. It ia
said that Ex-Precident Tyler, Senator
Hunter and W. C. Bives will constitute
the Commission. The Unian men of
Virginia express great confidence in the
soocess of the move, ,-j,
.The Governor of Kentucky ia nndsr
stood to oontcmpplate tha same step.
and Messrs. Breckinridge, Jas. Guthrie
and Crittenden will ba appointed a com
mission. This example will probably ba
followed by all the border State, inclu
ding North Carolina, Tenneeeea and
Ontrag la M issoarl.
IirDBPXBDEKcr, Mo., Dec 11.
A party of fonr men went to the housa
of Mr. Morgan Walker, residing eight
Bailee east of this city, and demanded of
h;m nia money and negroes. Mr. Walk
er. having been notified, yesterday, that
suen a demand wonld ba made, called
aoma of his neighbors to bis assistance,
and as aeon aa tha robbers made their ap
pearcnec, fired npon them, killing one
and wounding another. Tha others es
caped. Tha robbers ware flora Kansas
Territory, and ware betrayed by a maa
whom they had pressed into their service.
Tha real name f tba young man
who recently died at Prairie Bpriage,
from tbe effeeta of a gun-shot woaad'sa
titan aav-evt saw en en .TstYim a iilianae aa .TsVnfJI Mnil.
I aacau warn uu cmesj bji a w whb . -lips
was an allot.
Cotnniu, Dae. 13.'
Tbe Senate haa adopted a report "an
propriatingTiaira million dollarafor tba
exigenciee which aeceaeslon may create.
JUrge secession meeting ware held last
mgbt atbavannafa, Columbus and Atlan
ta. So far tha meetings hava bcea mora
eoneervauve than favorable to secession,
bat favor assastaaea in coma fom. -
Washibotow, Dee. 10.
Colonel Bhubrick baa prepared his let
ter of resignation, to be tendered when
Bouth Carolina shall secede. Oapt. In
graham, who haa gone to tbe Mediterra
nean, is understood to. hava left hie let
ter of resignation, depending on tbe eame
Mr. Donglae is prsparins: to address
tbo Senate on tbe pressnt emergency, and
will take the distinct ground that seces
sion involves war and all its calamitiss,
and that fact must be confronted by the
men who ara now precipitating tbe cot
ton States into revelation. He thinks
it wiser to face the whole issue, and let
the people sec the consequences, than to
blink at it nntil the real crisis is npon
The President has just been assured,
from an authentic eouree, that the author
ities of South Carolina will make no re
sistance either to the collection of duties
or to the possession of the forts guarding
Charleston barber, during tbe remainder
of his administration.
TkeBarck Caee The Terdiet.
Chicago, Dec. 10.
Van Annan, for complainant, conclu
ded hie argument at noon to-day, having
epokea nine hours, lb court then ad
journed till two o'clock, p. v. On open
ing tbe afternoon "session, the judge read
written iastractions in behalf of both
aides, forty t wo -jaall, and submitted th
caae at three o'clock.
Tba jury ware ont an hour and a half,
and returned a verdict in favor of Mrs.
Bureb. Th verdict wa received with
demonstrationa of enthasiasm, which
spread rapidly through tha village. The
counsel for the defence made a motion
for tba custody of tha children aad ali
mony. The ceort adjourned. Tha tri
al haa cceapiei aineteen daya. Tha news
reached bera at eevea o'clock, aad waa
received with great 'rejoicing by friend
oi rare, jjurcb. Une hundred rocket
were fired from th roof of tba Treaont
Batob Rooub, Dee. 12.
The Senate passed the Convention bill
after eloquent oppoeition epeechee. Mr.
Abrams,"ofMhRnrwaa introduced in joint
ssssion, and made a speech announcing
the action of Mississippi, and asking
the co-operation of Louisiana. The bill
to appoint Commissioners to her sistsr
slave States, was lost after much confu
sion. Both Houses adjourned tint dit.
Colombia, S. C, Dec. 12.
There waa an animated aontest in the
Legislature for the election of Governor
to-day. The following ie second ballot
necessary to choice 82 ; Pickens 53,
Johnson 60, Rhstt 23, Jameson ST.
Townsend 1, Barnwell 1, Chestnut, 1 on
the first ballot Pickene and Johnson tied.
The election was postponed nntil Wednes
The Nebraska ICiiilatnre.
Omaha, Dee. 10.
Tbc'Housa to-day passed a bill to'pro
hibit slavery in the Territory, with but
two disssnting votes. "The bill will be
considered in the Council to-morrow,
and will probably pass that body in a
Tbe State Bank or Indiana.
Jboiakapolis, Dee. 3.
The rumor circulated here oa Satur
day evening that tba branch of tba Bank
of tha State had suspended epecia pay
mentk entirely without foundation. Tha
Bank haa redeemed promptly all bill
1 Correspondence of th N. T. Tribane.
Wasbiwotob, Dae. 18."
A Mempbiejetter from Frior'a Point,
Mississippi, aaya tha vigilance committee
huDg.three carpeatera for inciting clave
to rebellion, aad other Northerner war
IT The National IatsUigencer denies the
etateaent that Mr. Cerwlo has been negotia
tlag fer its purchase, says it ia not for sale, and
that lie past will be its future policy.
KT Two of the largest eettoa manufacturing
eorpeeatioas in New- England have now ea
hand a eapply of cotton equal to six awntha
eonsassptlon, working at the full capacity of tha
S3 The Bell and Douglas Elsctors of Ala
basse, have united in an address to tbe psople,
in wMeh they declare that they are for eo-ope-ratlea
with tbe people of other SouUern States
and opposed to separate sscassion.
E7 The Indianapolis Journal statee that the
Governor elect of Indiana, Henrj S. Lane, is
suffsriag from the efficte of a severe cold, and
that his lungs are slightly affected- His situa
tion, though vsry unpleasant, is net considered
17 OmciAL Votb ov Mmhbsota. The offi
cial vote of If inaesota has besn counted, and
giree Ljncoln 29,283; Douglas, 11,198; Brack
inridfce, 770; Bell, 44; SMttwinr. 18; total
vote, 35,013. Tbe total vote for Governor last
year waa 38,917.
ST The total population of the Western Die
trict of Pennsylvania Is 1,354,888, being an in
crease of 263,165 siace 1850. The total popu
lation of the State Is 2,913,041, btlng an in
crease of 601 ,26. Th population of the East
m District is 1,658,153.
tTTum RiroRTio lasuaurnoif w Km
Tvcxr. Tha Insurrection in Cumberland Conn
ty, Ky., reported by telegraph a few days since.
turns out to be a humbug. The foundation of
it all was the arrest of a white man who had
been found tampering with the negroes.
ErThellopkintiille (Ky.) Press of Monday,
December 3d, says that at that time fifty of the
lunatics who escaped from the asylum building,
were roaming through the woods in that Coan
ST It Is a fact worthy of not that out of
ssven hundred ani eightr-one South Caroli
nians set down in the blue books aa reeeipting
the United states pay rolls for difftrsnt servi
ces, only nine have resigned, and thtso resign
te take affect en the fourth of March next.
ST Too Latc. Tha Charleston Courier con
caivss that the repeal of the personal liberty
laws in the North may prove acceptable as a
sign of returning justice and retiring faith,
and as a basis for fiiture amicable relations ;
"but," it continues, "it is now too late for any
statutory coneestions to save this Union."
17 PoruLATio.f ov MoNTooMsar, Ala. The
population of Montgomery County, (Ala.) ac
cording to the recent census, is 36,060. Of
this there are 12,308 freemen and 23,752 slaves.
The valae of the real and personal property of
the County is assessed at $11,326,045. Tbe
population of the city of Montgomery is 5,689
freeman and 4,000 slaves.
BT"Fhe Philadelphia Press (Douglaa organ)
says : "Why do you not attack the Republican
party?" aska an anonymous correspondent.
Our answer is, that the Republican "party is
suflelsntly assailed by the enamiea of th Un
ion, and we are quite willing to try and to trist
Mr. Lincoln in the managemtat of the new ex.
igsnsies that await him.
IT Will or Johh G. Boxes. The lets Mr.
John G. Baker, whose daaghtar Mary Ann
married hsr father's coachman, John Dean, by
his will, aa originally drawn, left his whole
property, anderstood to be of quite large value,
to his widow for life ; and to his foar children
after her death. But, by a codicil, he disinhar-
ite his son Walter and his daughter Maty Ann.
vbahustob. Tu. l.
. .: " .
Tbe Charleston Oourisr belie,- .
iromis impossible. '
Philadelphia did grandlTini
d.nti.1 election. . fLl. ?'
jofity over all. Pretty Wtli f('3
that kt. Buchanan 38 000 IV '
HT As this Is season of ft,.,., ..
worms are most formidable amoac tiaZ
proprietors of M'Lan.'. VewifiT.. '
Bros.ofPituburg.beg lm. to tin ik.'.f
tlon of parent to in virtue, forth, exJr
thes annoying, and ofUn fatal ..(B '.''
drea. Itwa. iBT.nt.dh7apV,;ttofr;
It for several year in hi 0Wa j-'T
found lis success so nalvenei. WMbd,7
last to offer it to the piblic a. , Ah . W M
tain and eio.U.nt medietas. Ilia, ?'"
come Justly popular throngi,,, fte .''
Statee, aa the most aOeiaat Var;?"
known, and the demand ha, been tHM
the increase since its tint InlredatLVn 1 .f
IT Purchasers will cartful lo uk forDB
M'LANE'S CELEBRATED VERMiruct
manufactured by FLEM1HG BROS, of ft
esse, Pa. All other Vermifng,, i ,
are worthless. Dr. M'Lana'a g,Min, TtBj.
fag, also his calibrated Lirer Km, eta aow
be had at all. respectable dreg nor,, jr.
ftaaiat icii&etii tU lijntturt of
Is! FLEMING BR0I.
In Troy, on Sunday, the lCik imt , by JIT.
E. Whitney, Alsmt Ptair, Eiq, to M"H
MiLLir LxLAtD, both of the abore plici.
Devoted to Ifeirs, Commerce, Pelitici
Agriealtnre, Education, Art, aC. '
ence and Literature.
published a praaeataacBt af th. Federal
District coart; declaring thffadaral
Gevernment worthies aad imaatant - a
anieanc foreommittincr tmIbamm fiv.
umwuuufo in Dtatea, aamryiag tha fa
gitive alava law, aad other causae.
WaaanraToa, Do. 13.
It 1 anderateod that Kaasaa will ba
admitted not week, tba -Democrat
not designing er desiring to interfere with
Tba Senate Territorial Committee will
bring forward a Territorial organisation
ior rirea real-.
Mr. Grow, from tba House Committee.
will bnsr forward a aimilar bill. Cor.
Wahiboto, Deo. 18.
Offleial information baa been received
here that Holland ba aad arrangemeate
for tbo emancipation of tbe alavea in all
tha Dutch Colonies, on the principle of
tba Eegliah mancipation, makiag eom
peasattea to tbe muter.
Bosroa, Da. IS.
Tha liae of ateamars hetweea Joetoa
aad Charlaatoa will diaeoatiaae their trip
fer threeat. ,- f
ST Wig&U, who misrepresents Texas in the
Unltsd States Senate, boaata that before he left
heme he armed all hia negroes, and told them
to shoot all strange white men who might in
trade on bis plantation. If, in a sober Interval,
he told the truth, we advise him not to return
home incautiously, for he is the strangest white
man his negroes will be likely to encounter.
ST About twenty young gentlemen of New
Orleans, wishing lo display their Southern spir
it, determined to wear no cloth but what waa
manufactured in a Southern State; so they
bought some pieces of Kentucky jeans, and
had It mads up Into suits, but too late, they die
covered that the Kentucky jeans had been made
ITT LiReoLW Elsctio sv ran PserLB. The
Cincinnati Commercial publisbee an article
which shows that Lincoln is not only the choice
of the Electoral College, but of the J aa
well. That ie If the people of the United
States had voted directly fer Preiident, and
the votee been counted la the aggregate, he
woald have a majority of between 40t,000 and
IT The Electors of Kentucky at an Informal
meeting at Frankfort on the 5th last., paaeed a
resolution by a unanimous vote lo call a Con
vention of the Constitutional Union party.
Louisville has been designated a th place,
and tha 8th of Jansary ae tbe time of meetlag.
The cxfsimg condition or aaurs will then be
PROSPECTUS FOR 18fll.
Politic:. The great political CimSiln of
l60lclaeed. The bltle lite betnfooniiud
won, and th eaglta of victory perch on Hit I,.
publican bannert. Asunm Liicou tu been
triumphantly elected President of the United
States for four years from tbe 4th of Merck, 1S61 .
We are entering upon a year tkal alll be
memorable in the annate of American politics.
The Fire-Eaters of tbe Cetlea Statee hare us
dertaken to break np tha American Vnloa.
The people have decided against Ihira at At
ballot box, and they reftiie to tuhmit te th,
verdict unlese their demands ehall be mjlid
with, which are aa follow, :
Dkma.ids or rsr Fiis-Eivtts. let Tltl
the Free Statee shall pay for all rajcilitee Iron
labor who escape. 2d. That all Slate Ui
against kidnapping shall be repealed. 3d. Tin
Slavery shall be extended into all the Territe
ries and protected by a Federal Slare Cc4t.
4th. That the Slave traffic ehall be re-optst
in the Die trict of Columbia. 5ih. That a Itv
shall be passed granting the right to elarekoliltn
to travel and sojourn in the Free Statee, eccea
pacied by their slaves.
In case of non-compliance with ihtie pro
slavery demande. the Fire Eaten threatrn Ie
ecede from the Union, and eel np a Seatntm
Confederacy, re open the African Slave mdi,
and attempt to foand a great iUf holding as
pire, bv abaorbinf Mexico. Central Amarira
aad the Ialande of the Gulf. Sue is the sre
gramme of the Diauniooiala.
In this crisis it behoores every sound patriot
and friend of the Union and Constitution lo
stand bf Lincoln's Administration aa tba eld
Democrats stood by Gt a. Jackson when assiilai!
by South Caroliaia nullifitrs. The frss North
mnst set be bullied nor frightened by the arro
gant oligarchy into a base surrender of Itadeer
est rights and most cheriehed principles .
O-THtB Qcrrrioas And there are othar la
portant matters to come before the new Aiai
Istration. Among theee are: Free Ifomaittsds
OT Rv. Dr. Stockton preached baler aa im
mens audience la the rtational Capitol oa
aaday. He dwell upon the seat ef thaUaten,
eesspering it with th anaaJeaed esaCtloa of
the Capitol. The dbeoursc waa very eloquent.
bet a few Southerners, who did netreuehiat
Sroag Unloa eestlmeats, left the
, Ibvkpbbdbhck, Dee. 12.
Adam, tbe weeadad man. and Ball,
w &, sd unhurt the other night at
VWalVmr'm tr,mA I. il.. - - - - - f
The Montgomery Advertuer ysrtscday fwhimod two milsa from tbe bone; tbey
ware aorroonded aad told to give them
selves ap; after eoafaTriaaT tocether thar
ewi taey woaldrrfri, aad preesated
their pktek. Thar were iamediatelf-
larM npea aad killed.- "Tlia tamiaated
(tba eareer ef thic detachateat of robber,
Tha Advertleer, havtac bceatrsstsrait
health in a few weeks eya very elamlc'reaieay,
after haviegssJUated eeveral year with a severe
IawanVetVea, aad that oread dice, Cea
sumption is aaxloae.t asaketknewa hi
fellow srfeesrs the mean of care.
To all who desire It. h will seed eepr ef
the preeeriptiea need (free of charge,) with she
direction fer prepsriag and Being the easse,
which thy will fad a sea Cans roe Coseuai
now, AarsnsA, BacMarn, Ac, Th only ob
ject of th advertleer In sending the Prescrip
tion te to bealt the aaueted, aad epreM in
formation wkicbae'eeaeeive to be iavaluable,
aad he hopes v si J cajswiir will try hi remedy
a it will eocf the aotkiaf , sad assy prove a
i Parties wieelact rerisioa-will pl
Kb. KDWAKD A. WILSOir,
aerlMB !y " ' " '
Political On Drr. aator Slidelllefllfew
Orleans early last ;wek fer Washington. Tha
Delta ia anaetweiag hie deeartare, says that It
waa te response to a telegrapMe dispatch r
questing hi aeeeeaea aad ceaasel In refsreaec
'to the queetlOBC pesdteg before the Cabinet.
har. Slidell warmly cysapathlse with tbe np.
posed posftiea of Messrs. Fteyel aad Cobb, who
are bettereeTto esltat a wttlteej seqatceeeec
taT the eeeeasiea of the Sowthera State.
for the Landlcaa; Improvements of Rlrsrtisl
Harbors ; Construction ef a Railroad to tie
Pacific ; Encouragement of the Mansfectariaf,
and Furminj industry of the country; Retranth
montand Reform in the Administration of
Government ; a restoration, in short, ef the
sarlisr and purer daya of the Republic. On all
tbess questions, the Tsitcsc will erer be fosni
an earnest champion on the side of Fraction,
Right, and Patriotism.
asNXBAL Naws. Chieaio la the Coaaar-
cial Emporium of a large portion of the Kortt
west, and by reason of her immense syalsm of
Railroads aad TelearaDh lines, she hasbseome
a great news centre ; and we are confidant that
western readers can obtain in sir earuesi lam
ination of Daasinr events from the columns ef
the Chicago Taistms, which It a lire nevspsper
mat Beeps rally spwitn inearo(rrcwoiis
times, ' A good western paper is certainly bai
ter calculated to promote tbe tnteresu oi ua
Weet, than paper published 1000 miles avty,
which knew little end care less for weetsra la
tercets, sentiments and requirements.
CoBBBsroBosscB. During the coming win
ter one of the editors will correspond for tha
TaiscxB from Waehington, giving fall and graft
ic reporte of the proeaedlngsof an exciting isi
sionef Congress. ,
Another of the editors will attend al Sprint
Held and keep the people fully posted es enst
will be done bv the Illinois Legialatsre. Cor-
respondents will be employed at the Capitols ci
ta. Uln.Mnii Wlmniln and Indiana.
From other portions of the country, and horn
foreign lands, we derive our istelligcnee fros
the multifarious correspondsats of th Associa
ted Prcs. from aa immenae exchange list Ud
lb letters of numerous Wend.
repalatiea a a Commereiel paper, aad in tlss
datMitaaaBt It noasessee the ceafidese aa w-
ITEneATio to KamaCs The Keeeho
alley (Kaaeas) Kcgtater cay r
"Emigrants ar streaming Into this vicinity
vary day, setwise the etriefeat times
ia Kansas. Th data of cat tier that ara now
eomlsf in ar of a ktry desirable kind peepte
with backbone, eoamea aeaee, aad (what Ie
particakrty desirable just at the present time)
aashn4saee f the "ready." Several lapcs
teat trsasaone In rcalcetate hav take place
tathkeoaary witUa th past week.
JTDr to Hon "W din th fcctowiaw
lively paragraph from the aeeeaat rivtatrVeae
Scute Carolinian of a cclcbratJea th oUcraight
ia iOJBBMa, at weaewsaioa mineanlaa which
tadawatagapea the Palsactt Coanwweslse :
A. Urge transparency bad th following atct
loce: "Esses fJoath CareiteaPIaysit Alone."
-Hsr Right aad Left Bcwer Georgia aad
aad Coaacr." "With thee she ciaiaw.-a
joys the sairoasg of bnsisess sea losuia
degree. Tss eiarket report embrsee svery sr-
tide ahst the him or deeier sea sip"
aad. ceo ted la a newepsper.whe Act a
ceetcraer foreign markets. TbeTBiaMS
dmcesee very fully, ta It WJS?
t . iiiilaae RailrCed.
teaaadrops,adU ether teptes eoaBSded
with th material Inters of osr eosatoy.
a iMu tha cemia vssr
shall bay particular attention to rsmlsg
ter. Ta each tetee wUl appear a earshflj
per Agricultural article. ,ealdBja !
eatoaatof fresh and rsliishle Jsftfsaopr-
w. "s s.a e?ua25
letter rrosi -norai, "".""""JT. .-M'ufl.
tcml aad Hotttealtural rf2JJtSah
d. Mowastera'ncwspaper devotes s
pace to reports of alt, creps. " if
provd impWata aad &$g5t&
an other scatters f!atorest to ts bust eras
edv da altoatioa In oar elsmswu
Literary end MiclUneo '1?&
pared with a view to asaKag the PfJ,
me badly vidtor. eomblaag 3-
J 1 T .hart, tba BOfflOSS 01 U F-f
lichen 1. to make th Chicago JW.
terMtiag and rateable that ne
western Mhauly can Airoaa to njnnr
lswfsshNBMto rsacw -vrM
eaeeelabs forth new yr- ?.
of abundance- . ls'eelf
rSiU OF TOT WBKLTTRlBin
Foarespiec . l&JO
TwMcXl (ead a to getter .,
Txaa n Dixit O Tte" rtw'i;
. Six sscavas
Taasto o Tat-WaBr-teayesr
. ..JJ LictoSSSTl"W,
wr aseacy 5- tiIjWl.