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„, \viiiiiii'*'o'»- R. i -The I . a.
"* |B neeth lareltata—aresrt from
Alahaina aud Sorlh larolina.
.."■g'S* ml ~
i \> Moaday night, a "largeard
■eetiagof "Minute Men - was
I _| jv .-rhief" arae ehoaaa. A let*
-m,: i.ront a gen'.len.an In New York,
'~')-, ssrelled for service whenever re
' c rent re*, iutiona of resistance to
preasioa were adoptsd, and tbe
,t with "three cheers for ths
D gJohn Bnwi. A teifgraro,
_. the above h I raaatlOß, adda
i ;i plentiful oa our »treeis to
j, ~ «rs the b-teet news from
s s > ai ■ CABI ItXA.
igrapb hss -tsßtioaed a aeeasaloß
'.' ft . « . . N- O, oa Kooday
_> M resoia lobs adoptad de,-:aio tha*
' - :h# latparaUva duly of the State ol
\ k t-,..-,.* to prepare t-r assuming ber
. Ii depeadeai Sovwelgsty," and
: a State Ooaveßt-oa. The
v C Jooraal baa tha following
v wiiD re:, vei et U) thia as?emblnge
• people are (Weidedly mad
• ;,,:.. ,n: - lbs > I'llnirv ia in
•.-.. 1' Will not do to rep
.' P nreaeni movemeats as the meie
... by deaaagoguea or artful po
those WBO have usually OC
n . ' leaders inns! now be
tseutiaeat whicb appear a
.... hey do Such .i fa :u.g
[• whollj withoat parallel
_ rs undemoaatratlYSßees,
~ rbere is no desire for mere
Tbsi■•'**' : - besoperfiuoiis. Tbepso-
Taere nothing said to
late the oppoeiag and
Son lb is ibiiikiUfc and
■:■ Si -. v. b illy for hereeif.
■ let Ing, or rather of the
I " .... _of this fesliug, in North Churo
tag _vtr\.-ilons. Within the
, „ r--" U aptaaara lo have sprung
. - - . Relieved of the tratn
s. by -.he close of i_e
• a-.- ar.d the success of Lin
sac aamoo plstfoim who
IM. .;. Party iu.es seeaa
it tbeir power ol separating citi
i Issue. L.as' night men of ttoth
a par'.icipsied is the prooeediags with
no lion. Wm. S. Ashe made a
rees, devoted aaainly to
. | list our la tare sefety depended upon
,ai dsimulianeonsl] with
g b there >:..>■». Dr. Wot, A. Berry
. ray lor, also made brief bo I
eases, Aimge number ol names
. liatelj eurviiedas Miiiiite Men.
meeting bad adjouroed, are had
r« : is-eim; - me- gentlemen from
. ihests's ai.d, from what we
m, we came to tne couclusieu
~ . lusneas of i neceesity for
a hss bad eiaeat bare a spread and
, . :.- eqaally remarkable wiih that
;. ;- -o s-._.i.ji in this acettOß, though it
. [surly > quesitonad it the action son
ic cornea up io the pjiut reached'
••- . : lis Of ÜBl ingut. That ihe
»-«: taeSiste warn a Conveatioa,- aud
.. lemand on* frons ten I*eßielntnre,
. uht, unless we are very much
~-.. r ini?.ufjruied, and wedo not tuiuk
_*««*_e of <t tv. Ellis, sent to tbe L-'gis
i -r 1 is said to recommend euroll
... asbstwaan 18 and4.s, as militia
etier ir.i_ Grabum Davis, Private Secre
be Governor ol North Carolina, to the
ii Herald, contrauicis the report that
- tro pswere sent toFayettevitle,N. C,
islicitatiOß of the Executive of that
■ . -, _:.J adds :
Dae to state through your column*,
r . Lilis had no previous intimation
■- President* intention, and certainly
• r.idt-any such r.-f;uest. Theotiject in
i-.• .iig -he troops is wholly unknown, and
- s'^ure ii regarded as totally unnecessary
.■':'.. and, at this time, exceedingly irnpr_
■ n i. .ving a tendency le inereate the irn
.' the public mind.
IBBT, N 19.—The fusion betar-ea
I - .. ._ Breckinridge parties m Alabama
ily pi greasing Both -id<- advocate
■ iew B.
I A rgan, late Rreckinridge Elect -r
ie Siati . . -'•■ and William Phillips,
in West Alabama, wer.
iii . •.-.- -.o represent Dallas eonni v
1 .ie meeting was the
--•• Be OUUty, and Strong se
i were passed unanimously
P has heretofore been a strong
I- , - ao .v a aeeesaionist.
. . ef the press oi the State
t-diat. B-ceaskm. Old party feel
rlj destroyed,and the Union el«
--pe war except la a small por<
b ri ..'.,.am •-..
that ".It. Forsyth, the editor
iter, of this city, will certain
lie dißutiiotiisla. His re.ent edi
ad to that belief. lie _ay;- tbat
tern States should nut be sat
iny gaaraiit"es offered by the
Slates, unless they repeal th-ir
gainat tbe Fugitive Slave Law. It
'ail to do thia, U;e S-utuern Suites should
- the l"oi hi.
"iawyersol I. >wr.des county, Alabama,
red to return all Nortnerc claims
and 'tie example will probably
' toll wed throoghout ths Cotton States.
ITOB, Nov. 19, IB6o.—The govern
■ usual is ci natantly guarded bydetacli
- ft* ishiugton Eight Infantry, it
a;iv Believed that tiie pretext about
- lution agan.Rt popular or aer
rsl is rill fudge. The tact Is, tbat au
,-uiiuty of ammunition is 6tored
: in.d people b*»lie\e tue public good re
-• thai usuoulduot be removed. Any at
remove it would almost certainly
itau revelation and bloodshed. The
'.. Eantrj patrols are not admitted with
.; walls, but encamp in the _ur
log ao ...sure. The stnciest military
r prevails amo&g iboi t- oa duly.
i ihihed ot as ■'be namef;r
■ pwSouUiernC toiederattoß.
-ii y Committee of tbe Legislature,
..-ing the present recces, have ud-
I i.ey concluded to report to ihe Le-
h l 'nre two btlle, i-uid to be decisive and
In ehameier. Ti:ey will rncetu_aiu
'■•'■ iy mora lug previous tv the opening
• - .'"i-iiiiir eeesioi .
ifal Palmetto g dd-beaded cave is to
ItoCaj tain Berry,of the etearn
•-. i hi arn\.«i to nigtu, !•.- a
lor having hoisted tbe pulmetto
ac Federal ii.g, iv tne .New York
rheatsamei will he received with a
*'"• ■«' - doabt tbat a most active corree-
M ( « constantly kept up fiom this
luba ai.d Euroi-e, relative to iin
•' '-■•■:.-' gulUonof tbe Southern Coufede
',"'' 'Be I reign Power*., as toon as tbe
MtKlera r demands recognition.
~\' :r " talk ol '.ne Legislature declaring
-' he Uuioa, and leaving ibe
'•utijßto ratify the act; but many old
O-'Ugh hoi tor actios, are sticklers for
■'/--Billies, u_d will probably overrule this
* Spanish ihlpplug here to-day hoisted
■■'■' psfi in honor oi the birthday of the
_; . M-dSBt of the Baltimore Sou,
_ "(froea Columbia, 5.«;., sa>-..
Mrs waa a parade in Columbia of the third
' M*> Richland District Vol nn tears; the
i _ i /' j ,l "'" i *''''•'all tun ai .a looked rematk
.',. "•_*• iistead ol regiments, n» wiih you,
.'J?" h hr B* rB eailsd brigades. The parade
; woaj cousisied ol one company of caval
ll> IZH ■■""Viiy, with two brass field-pieces,
f-*.^?! I *," 1 * 0 ' >»»et.y and two of rifle
"' in Showy uniforms. They were
" ** Collage Grass, at tbe sent end
B| " L °wii,___p iu miougU a severe drill,
» ow tUrws Ui . urn _,_,.,_ (jf ,_ u
t.. f - _. , Coutl »"oti» belong to themiluary
K'-itieui ii in the ranks us privates wei.
ill •',T, :'° "i« as the owners of huudreds
- r » An, lands to correspond, whose
•■•-■ r .i.r- o__eere arete men who earned
Ur»ir_. ' ,r "ad by tbe sweat of their brow.
' o a,a "'c military display In the Uiu
... 'f- w ' l b a total ab e:.ce of ihe glorious
-1 'miner. Tiue, (he companies all car
■era _ *' r, l' r * oIJ tbeir Hag-, but the stars
■*tla_ii__* ?f* aiiJ "' 'lirii place was tbe
Isriflj!.' Al * T lU '' IkJßßffll |_r_de, oue ol
■- Mapaalsa went through the Zouave
has ins procla
«..,,' r lr . '"- X Bpart WeOi.ttUay. the --'.b ol
l SßMii_t_ r ' ' '*" <J '" r '"* t * 1 ac a "tuy ef lasting,
Ms t ', ' v hUii l're}er,aud iiiv.jking'tue jieo
,« _. '"'" B*B*a io meet al tbnir i.spe..uv*
I( y 'Vvrftjip, _ o i_ untie iv huiubio pra>er
n^ ( t!***' Qoi tut wudoin aud Liiti.K li lo
'«, ~_,. * •rtaai tui j..gb which we are tailed
lv"_ ft * lu " , * T sliviiooii, at St-vannab. au
-**** .r. JW d of BttJaßMassembled iv Key
__ 1) AILY_ DISPATCH.
VOL. XVI il.-,,, , 1211 RICHMOND. VA.. THURSDAY. NOV EM BUR 22. 1860. PRICE ONE (-ENtT
uolds' Square, and i.. the vicL.lly < f u„. _~.,_.
ry Of the Republici.il to vit. . the
raising of the OetoaUl Sag by tbsi galluul
cor,-.. Upon the flag-siatt. a Lac w. U the BB
ton al s'ripes.biit wiih . uiv OfUMn .IS * __ i
ben flying during the afternooa. Uadai noaih
tin, a boriaonial Staff BXlSadiagOVer th.. pave-
BBSBL BMI been rigged io rtc.-ive the new Aug,
which at a given *i_;u.U was thrown to tha
br«*_e, arnui th* about*. _~d vhoera ef theapeo-
IBtors. A salute „; lift,,,, suva w,. , ir ,._ hy ._
d-'achment of the Chatham Artillery. The
Bit ncr, which mr.-isures l| by 8 feet. U,ars ..u
on-elite a »ingle star, with (he woru* "State
ACUoa." un th»»..tber aide is lapißßßßled a
live oak tree, with the rattlesnake and Its
in.)tto "Don't Trend on Ale - At the top th*
w.>r « -Republican Live*.-- Tne it_s: i* bund
eomely panned by Mr. Thos. W Shea, ol _._
The steamship Augusta, from Savannah,
arrived at Ntw York. Tuesday morning, _. M d
carried back :o that port about twenty rt.-er
age paaaaaasrs, who were reCßaed a reeldence
by tue authorities. They are mechanics and
labore:.. Three cabin passengers, who were
advised to leaie, also returned by the Au
A meeting of the Cittsees of Cnlpeper coun
ty, Va . le consider the preseut aspect of Fed
eral B-Odteaad the «taie of the Union, was
held a- Uetpeper OoaruHoaae on Monday
last. Addresses were delivered by James W.
Green, Dr. Bttiagfallow. George Pannell
Henry Snackeitord, p B. tSaatiUa, Horace
Staac-elford, C P. Moacare, and others A
resolatioa ret.uestiag tbe Governor to call au
eitr.t aesstoa of the Legislature at nn earlier
dare than it ts called together la his proclatna
tk>a, eras iatrodaeed aad laid on the table.-
.Some ol mud' eminently con-er
vative speecbes, wbile ot bare took ground in
favor of secession. The meeting without de-
Bnite action,adjooraed until next Court.
Lx Goi. Wise, o I Va., iv a letter written to
liufus Dolbear. of New Urleans.Uclober '«!l6t,
two weeks bofore the election, says .
The electiou of Lincoln is certain in event
and it is certain m etTVc, tio —to sanction
tbe satire doctrine and application of aboli
tion ot slavery everywhere iv the United
Mates, in tbe Suites as well a- Territories and
I sbudder to say tbat I tear the Satts'wiii
silently submit. 1: will be au avowal at the
polls ot oosaecUoa that the other shall not
govern ,:.elf. There is Dot asovereiga, Inde
pendent power vi on the earth, which would
v.r should 'luietly submit tosggressioa ot such
a naiure—Uie worst which can present itselt
in a Confederacy. The worst, because itcomes
ia all tbe paooply of form. The form will Le
c tcttoa—tbe election coattiiatieaal. That will
b- tbe pore oui ot which the c luntge of ie«ist
r.u.e will ck cc. The substance is aggression —
vie aggressi, v viial. Your remedies would
not meet the case note. They would one,
but not now— ;he ease is chronic. '«Ye ran-..
declare war. and fight enemies. They, tuo,
Uiink we Won't do either, and iha\ Is the
tlist and worst evil to be rani. Convince
ttit m that you will declare war against
tbe sabstanceof -agression—that yoa won't
sobmlt, and wni fight. Uow | Form
Oemmitteea of Hafety and organise Minute
corps at once, as is ibe Bevolotiua. Snuff ty
ranuy vi ths tainted breesea fr.in Peaaayivß
ma and Indiana, ,-tiid hegiu revolO'iOß again,
to maintain the Cun'titntion and th* Union,upon
L nh of ua'ch Bark Republicanism •* marching.
Tske bo diduniuu etaud, aud make no auti
i-iiisiiiutiontil movement. My lamily is too
afflicUrd, and I am ton needed at home, to go
aclively inio ibis can vass 1 de?p irol saving
the Republic bj speeches, or party organisa
tion, and am disgusted ihronghont with the
conduct ot ibis campaign. It has bees a petty,
partisan affair, with no patriotic or compre
beasive scheme of policy. Our State, and her
State Rights regiti.,-, have been s.criticed by a
selfUb taction, which will skulk lrom all re
sponsible position. A few must do the work
— lead into revolution, .r be led in halters 1
have ii_ money to give; bin land, ai.d negroes,
and mys-.f, and ail tbat is mn.e, to oll'e up
tor sacrifice, rather than be enslaved by slaves.
1 shall ai lend a political meet-_g in !hi=. my
adopted county next Wednesday, and shall
effer resolutions to form a corami .teeof Mitety,
and organize our Minute Men It this could
b. donesimultaaeoßsljr throughout the South,
It ini*;!ii Viake up csmsi restless, and put Wide-
Awakes tv res t.
Hastily and crudely, but truly and respect
fully, youre, -Lbbby A. WISB.
A I.ivs Yankee.—Edmund About, in his
lew book, the " King of the Mountain," gives
the folio wing account of Julia Harris, an
American adventurer in Greece :
"Tbe fir-t time 1 >aw this strance fallow I
comprehended America. John was Born at
Vaudalia, Illinois, lie inhaled at his birth
t-.at air of the New World co vivacious,so
sparkling, and so brisk, that it goes to the
bead like champagne wine, and one get*
intoxicated in breathing it. 1 know not
whether the Harris family are rich or poor:
whether .hoy sent their sob to college,
. r left him to get his own education —
It is certain that at twemy-se\cii years
i.c depends only on himself, is astonished
at nothing, thinks nothing impossible, never
flinches, believes all things, hopes an tbinge,
trie., ail ihiuga, triumphs in ali things, ami
rise-, up again if he tail*, never stops, never
loses courage, and goes right ahead whistling
his tune, lie has been a t.irmer, a -cbojlmas
ter, a lawyer, a jonr.alist, a gild hunter, a
manufacturer, a merehaai ; ha has read every*
thing, seen every thing, practiced everything,
and traveled over mure than half ih« glo'-e.—
When i made his acquaintance he was com
manding a steam-yacht in ihePinerna, with
sixty men and four guns; lie was discussing
the Oriental question in the North American
Review; be was doing business with an indigo
bouse in Calcutta, and he fjund leisure to
come two or three times a we.k to dine with
Q,UBBTtOB__BLB Si'LEKDOK.-There were on
esniDition in New York on Thursday, thirty
new mirrors, intended for the Capitol here.—
The principal one is a plate one hundred aud
four by seventy Inches, ant in a deep filagree
Maine, artieticnll) ornamented; the centre lop
piece having a gilt figure, fifteen inches In
i.Migtb, representing Washington delivering
hia farewell address. The frame is otnerwise
ornamented with appropriate emblems. There
are twenty-nine other glasses, superbly set in
rich ornamental frames-, intended for the ante
rooms to the Capitol. They are iv pairs,
ranging irom sixty-Slab t by fltty-two to eixty
e:i;t.i b> lifty-eigtu. The largest glass ia tot
lbs room of tbe President oi ihe Senate. The
gilt frames are modeled atier original de-igus,
aud are executed in the highest style of Ama
ru-ail art. Tii*" mirrors will be pat on board
the Mount Vernon, which will convey them
direct to Washington.— WasA Intelligencer.
"On, roa an Hotk of Wkhptkk Now !"—
This is a critical period in the bistoiy of the
country, when many a heart will respond lo
a heai iielt buret like the following. Of what
value and weight would be now a muni like
Webster's ! Would it u.it b»t well for us to re
turn io his final counsels I I baveread that la
some hard battle, when the ude was ruuiiiug
agaiusi him. and his ranks were breaking,
b vie one iv the agony of a need of generalship,
exclaimed: "Oh, ior an hour of Dundee!" So
say I, Ob for an hourot Webster vow ! Oh for
one more roll of that ttiuuder inimitable! One
more peal of that clarion ! Oue more grave
aud bold counsel oi modera ion ! One more
throb of Am- ricaa feeling! Oue more Fare
well A-dres- ! And then might be ascend uu
liiudered io the b'-soia of hia lather and lus
Bad Nave rOB Wine Duikkkii*.— Sad news
f-r ibe wine drinkers, says the Boston Post,
llie vintage throughout France is declared to
be s"lameatease"nee Atß-irdeaux the wine
will be bad,except that which the lower classes
etisurae. Ia Champagne all Will be bad. In
Burgundy things are melancholy, but the pro
prietors are tr>mg the aid of sugar—a bear
ing with small comfort iv it. Cognac gives
wine s reiy deficient in alcohol, which defi
ciency will uot suit the r-cky metropolis of
brniidy. Koussilloii and St. Kmilian are said
io be capable, of b*u'er thing* ; but Orleans is
again unlucky. Ami the Shins Bad the Mo-
Belle ere awoliei by ibe tears oi the proprie
tors, whose wine will be "scarcely diiukable."
Attsm.tbi. Ah.asbinatiok.—Louis La
r.jn c tt.e jealous Frenchman, who wes ar
re>ied in New York ou Wednesday last, ior
send, b g an Italian, named F. A. Oi ziti, v chal
lenge to light a duel, attempted lo assassinate
his rival on Monday night, by shooting turn
in the breast. The occurrence v ippeued at
the workshop of the latter, where Laroine
went by stealth, aud apparently n< Hug with
deliberation, produced bis weapon and fireu,
wuhout sp-auiug a word, lie tbeu Atd, but
was arrested a lew hours later. The wounded
uimu is uot expected to survive the injury.
Ll—T IfOIHM ami Liuut Vb««blb.—The
number of light-house tuitions ..n the Ailan
tlc.Gulf ol Mexico, and Facific coasts, in
abargeof tiM United States, is 3*3, exhibiting
30., -/.ni > , milliner of light-ve*»ei ulutlOin ou
the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific const*, is i_,
a-id the number oi lighis exhibited by tbem is
.5-making a total of ,'io. light sta. ions, and
t.i lights. Ou ibe i-.ke coasts of the United
H'_i«- there are 01 light stations, exhibiting
t-5 lights, making a grand total ef tod light
>>'.'i ~< .m ail the coasts of ihe Uulled States,
and the number of Ugh is exhibited al ail (hose
a tattoos, .>.'.»
L_TTP.It FROM.GOV. LETCHER.
A correspondence between Gov. Letcher, of
\ If-flata, and a person namiil Jae. S Brisbin
of Centre county, Pa, is publlttied In the En.'
..uirer tt yesterday. To afuli understanding
of Gov, Letcher's letter.lt is necessary to pub
lish thai of bis correspondent, and we there
fore fci>o them b .th :
I'SNTRE DBllOl RAT OfpICB.)
■81-BBOBTB, (,'kn ihb Corner. Pa I
Novemrwr i.Vb, iMki ' \
Goiernor John Letch r, of Virginia. -DkaH
Sill lhepre»e.it poMtlon of South Carolina
nnd the sympathy manitesttd for ber by m.mv
of the Southern States, i* to some a muter of
amusement—to others* uiaiter i f alarm
TBe disunion teutimeut. which has been
growing gradually ia itim country eioce the
i.iillifl, ation of IKW.has nt length a-sumed huge
proportioßs,and, is aay opinion, this spirit of
rebellion ehouiu cow be crushed and ef
fectually crushed. If we are to have dis
union, let it come now: we will never
be berier able t,, grapple wiih the monster
than at the present hour. The rapid
growth of idea* and sentiments in tins coun
try reader delays dangerous io the suittility of
oi.r voveraaasat.tad the welfare of oarpeo
pit-. If we wish to crush au obnoxious d.c
trir.e, we must do It at once, or it will grow to
be l.trnudable, and ultimately distract the
pt-aceaiid harmony of our G ivernment. Po
lygamy is an exiiinplo of this fact. Twenty
yearn ago, and ltie man who dared to moutti
disunion was looked upon askance ano shun
ned by his lellow-iirizeiis ns a irauor; bow it
is iv the mouth of million.,: and men, to gap
ing multitudes aud in our market places,
every day _oaal themselves disunionists The'
S-iuth will never be satisfied until she has at
tempted io leparate these States—sooner or
liner that test of the stability of our Govern
iseat aia.t come,and theeoooer the better. 1
would rather h_ve this danger ia the past than
In the tutu.-c. Twenty-eight millions ol free
ua»n in lUe North are re*dy to meet disunion
now, and crush It as the strong man crushes
an eirg-shell iv his hand.
Suites cannot reserve the right to secede.—
They are -.he common property of the Govern
rai-iit. Texas cost us many millions of dol
lar", and-hail Texas vow be permitted to
walk out of the L'liiJii wiih those millions of
i>ur money I Suppose we pay two hundred
millions for Cuba one day. shall we permit
ber to go out of ihe Union the next with those
two hundred millions I This doctrine of the
reserved right of States to secede is preposter
The people of the North will never peace
ably submit to the secession of the South. If
(he arorsi comes to the worst, let brother go
to war with brother, and let thestronge. par'y
take possession ofthe icho<c Government, We
must have no Southern Confederacy—i.o
N.itheru Republic, but a I nion of -many in
Two hundred of your Virginians have ten
dered me their command in the event of dis
iii.ioii. lam at your service—l will march at
smoment's warning, and, if necessary, give
my life for the maintenance ol the Coesstitu.
nun and tne. Union.
1 hold ihat ihe election of Abraham Lincoln
is no jost cau=e for secession. It is tbe resul;
of our system ot government. The majority
of our people pave declared through the bal
lot b ax that he is their choice, aud ihe minori
ty should acquiesce I await your orders.
Believing yoa to be a pure minded states
man, and a true lover of your couuiry. 1 am,
with -euunienis oi respect,truly years,
Jaß. S. liKIPHIN.
rieast answer. —
Richmond, Va, Nov. 10, 1860.
Slß:—Yesterday morning I received your
extraordinary letter of the loth instant. 1
am really at a loss to understand Whatgood
end you ex -ec-ted to accomplish by the prepar
ation and transmission ot n to mn.
The country is deeply excred. Sfßional
teelmg reigns supreme. The I'uu.n Is berioiio
ly threatened with disruption. Patriots and
conservative men o< all parlies, East, West,
N.'nti and South, are linking to the future
with learlul and alarming apprehensions. The
prudent, considerate, rellec ing minds of the
ustion are engaged in laudable and noble ef
forts to allay theexciieraeiir, res tore confidence
and kind testing, remove all lrri-atingeatiser
ot difference, nud, it possible, save the Union
from dissoluliou. It is at this time, aud under
such circumstances, that you send me a letter
denunciatory ot the mouyea aud conduct ol a
portion of ihb Southern people, and which, in
its tone and spirit, is well calculated (1 hope ti
was not so intended) to add luel to tlame that
is burning with, sufficient intensity now.
Ia your haste toa>sail year Southern fellow
citizeus you seem to have forgotten that your
own Sta c is, to some extent at least, responsi
ble for the pre-ent alarminecrisis io public a:
tuira. Il lam not greatly mistaken, Pennsyl
vania is one of the eleveu Boa-alaveboldiug
States which has passed stain es, now iv full
force and effect, designed to obstruct the exe
cution of tbe Fugitive Slave L iw. This is one
of the grievances of winch ihe Southern pen
pie have complained for years, aud although
and respectful appeals have been ad
dressed to you to remove this cause of irrita
tion and complaint, thote appeals have passed
As a conservative man, who ardently desires
the perpetuity of the Uiiiou, under the Consti
tution, I appeal to you and tv tbey-oiuervatiie
element ol ihe North to arouse} ourselves at
once ai.d initiate ihe proper measure... to secure
a lepeal ot those obnoxious laws. Such action
on tue part of vonr Legislature wilt have a
most happy influence iv relieving the South
ern mind and restoring peace aud quiet
throughout our now tearfully excited coun
The South asks only for ihe fair and faith
ful execution of ihe laws passed for the re
covery and protectlou of her property—tb it
you will cease to embarrass ar.d lend your aid
to effect their execution, according to tbeir
letter and spirit—that ii her property shall
e.~ca.-e ar.d be found in the nou-slaveholding
States, >ou will see that it is promptly restor
ed to the righttul owner. Surely there is pat
riotism enough in Pennsylvania and the other
iiou-sliiveholdiug Suites to grant what the law
has declared to be our due, especially when
the preservation of the Union depends upon
it. In concluding this branch ot ihe subject,
permit me to add, that if the North will re
spect and uphold the rights of the States, the
Union will be perpetual, our country will
continue to grow iv power and influence, the
people oi ail sections will have secured to
tbem the blessings of peace, quiet and order,
aud a prosperity, such as lias never been
known or appreciated in our past history, will
be 'he necessary result.
Ii will require prudence, wisdom and patri
otism to avert the evils bow impending over
our country. Crimination and inflammatory
language can have no other effect itiau to ex
aspeiaieand thus precipitate a result tbat is
already imminent. In ihishourot danger to
the Union, it Is the duty of patriots in nil sec
tions of our country to cultivate a kind, gen
erous and conciliatory spirit one towards ano
ther. V ->ur letter, however, breathes nothing
of this kind ; you taunt the South with your
superiority of numbers, and threaten to crush
them by your ftiicied power.
You assure me that -'two hundred Virgin
ians" have agreed to place tliemsei>es under
your "coinmami, in ihe event of disunion,'' and
that you are at my "service" and await my
"orders."' Virginians owe allegiance to this
CorarnonweaUh, and I have too much respect
for my ieilow-cUizens of all parties, to sup
pose that "two hundred of them in any pari
of the State are willing to go to Pennsylvania
for a commander, even if they had de'ermiued
to aid iv the ungracious work of reducing a
S luthern sister State to the abject condition
of aconquerfld r'lovince of the Federal Gov
eminent. All true Virginians will, 1 am sure,
recognize their obligations to the State and
Will h Id themselves in readiness to respond
to the rail rtl bereoaetltßtedasthorittae. Wa
now have iv Viiginia duly and legally organ
ized, eigbiy-eiglit troops of cavalry, tweiiij
six companies of artillery, one hundred and
nine companies of In fan try, and one hundred
and ten companies of riflemen, uniformed and
well prepared for service. Think you, my dear
sir, under thesecircumsiances, that any "two
hundred" men in Virginia would seriously
propoae to import a commander from Penn
sylvania 1 N- ! No! You have been cruelly
hoaxed by some wag, who desired to play off a
good joke at your expeuse
You have no right io cmc into Virginia to
raise troops for auy purpo-e whatsoever, and
I take the occasion to say to you, iv the kind
est spirit imaginable, that such a course will
be taken at your peril. It is made my duty
to see that the laws are executed, and in the
contingency referred to they will be executed
to the letter. If you uesire to march against
BSoothers State, for the purpose mentioned
in your letter, raite your troops at home, and
preaeut tbem io the sons oi the South, as
-lood for gunpowder." We have other aud
better uses for Virginians.
As your letter is ef a public character, and
as tbe people oi this State may feel some in
terest in your views, 1 have thought it advi
sable to publish It, accompanied with my re
ply. A number of the'-E.iqturer" containing
ibe correspondence will by scut to your ad
dress. Bet-pecifully, John Lktcusb.
Junes S. Brisbin, Esq., Bellefoute, Centre
County, Pi', _
(It l-K PASf AUBttr A SalL!>U VkdHBL —The
.Upper ship Andrew Jacks jn arrived nt New
York Monday morniug from Liverpool, alter
a passage of titteeu days, with a full cargo-
She made the passage io Liverpool (gram la
den) iv fifteen days, and ou the passage out
and home has been only thirty dtys at sea, iu
cludum two days calm, sailing over 6 >6u ,i
inner, thus averaging nearly two hundred and
tir.en.y wiles a day.
Repeal of the Xorlkern Litirty Bills.
The conservative portion of Un Republican
party in M-issach .netts and # Vermont are
making movemeuts towards the repeal of the
unconstitutional -liberty bills" which have
been passed by those States. In Ike Vermont
Legislature a bill for tbe repeal of the law of
tbat State has beeu Imrodmed.and the Boston
Post bas no doubt it will be followed by a
similar movement in ihe Legislature of every
State whose statute book is disgraced by a
In connection with this subject, we quote
the following paragraph from the Salem
"The conservative Republicans of Massa
chusetts are now beginning to feel the eflects
of the teachings of the fanatical portion of
their leaders, and aa au evideuce that they are
not prepared to follow them longer, we are
glad to learn that a petition la now In circu
lation in Boston, numerously signed by many
of the leading Republicans of ihat city, call
lag for a repeal of the odious 'Personal Lib
erty Bill.' This is right. Such a petition
*houbi be in circulation in every city-, town
and village iv Massachusetts. We h'.pe Sa
lem will immediately follow tbe example of
Boston. It is only by a faithful compliance
with all our constitutional obligations that
harmony and peace will be restored to tne
(Talon,and that frateraal regard and respect
which should always characterise the Slates
of our Confederacy again take tbe place of
jealousy and distrust."
The Springfield Republican acknowledges:
1. That the Republican party are wrong iv
passing Personal liberty Bills.
•_. That these bills are •' pernicious,-' and
"tn r-ielaties ef the Constitution," and " unjust
lo the i.'r7 ye Siat-s.''
3. That these Republican enactment* "mean
nullification," are ' unconstitutional inspirit"
and only mil to be ti.|dly aaa* squarely un
constitutional ou Garrison's ground, because
"u>. (the Republicans) have not the courage tog*
tne whole nod nullity the Uoiisntutiou boldly
and squarely "
I. That these Personal Liberty Liws ought
to be repealed.
The Boston Courier, in alluding to these
"Liberty laws," cays :
The Republican party, in tbe States where
these law* exist, have the power to expunge
lliem from their statute boogs. They owe it to
tneir ntw President to do so, promptly, at,d before
he is like y to be catlcd upon to rests' their at
tempted execution, fwo Jungs may be antici
i.aied with tne utmost certainty. President
Lincoln will be required to execute tne Fugi
tive Slave Law. Opportunities will be suugut,
and easily io test me etiar cier ot his
administration in tins respect. President Fill
more was so tested, from Ihe same motives,
and tUo>e monies have lusi n.ne ot their
torce. -Vow, it cannot be doubled ihat Mr.
Lincoln Will lulllll lus official oath, lie win
execute tile act id Congie-s, il required, and
ii he d.es execute it, he must give oiaers to his
Marshals, be tbry whom they may, not io per
mit the inierference oJ Siaie processes, lie
Will have no choice between tuis and a sur
render ol his plain uflicial duty, li he tails to
execute the Fugitive Slave Law in tne _yi irtn,
exactly according lo n. ifquirenienls, vow is
ne toezecaie tue taws sgataat me slave iraue
in the South, or to enforce me ievenue laws
against any attempted uuiliilcatiou I
Mb. Evebbtt in the Lkctuhk Room—Mr.
Everett ueiivf. > d his leciureon "itie early vie
ot Beijiniui Fiai.kim," in Lowell, Mass.,
last wee_ Br iiua uu ov,v. ho presided on me
occasion, in beUalt ol ;be committee a-tieu the
audience Qurn.g tins winter io remain,-Liuuh!
any lecturer extend his remarks beyond tuetl
o'ciccb bell, Wbicb he ki c w had ibe oud eileci
to scatter a Lowell audience. lie bad no lears
tnat ibey Would notice (he bell this evening,
considering the ability ot tiie lecturer, Mr.
Everett, wiiciu he wouid now luu'.duce, jilr.
Everett, sa\_ iue L well Courier, w_s rec. iv
ed with loud applause, aud Cuiniuenctd by
saying that, ju_gmg ir,.m ihe remarks just
made, itieiiidieuce Uad hardly g;l over asso
ciating Belt and Everett, (lauguwr and ap
plause,; but his taeme tais evem..g would be
something of a more pleasant nature.
Tub Empkbss or Austria — The Ost
Demi-Che Fost say s that the lieauh of llie Em
press of Austria demands ihat she should
spend the winter in "Madeira. Her condition
is not imminently dangerous; nut her physi
cians think that ihe moist climate ot Tauten,
aid the dust caused by the building operations
going on iv the city, would have a disagreea
ble effect upon Her .Majesty, and ihat sue had
netier pass ihe winter iv a milder latitude —
So she will makH a long sea voyage. Sue set
out on ttie 9<h of October, aud'v.eut io Bel
gium. At or Auvers tte waa to emb
ark iv au English ship tor Madeira, where
ahe would probably be joined by her sister,
the Queen of Naples.
A Kailuoadin Africa.—The first Africau
railroad was ii-aui:urated on the v!_th June
last. It is called Hie Natal Railway, and con
nects the capital of the colony, Durban, with
CipeTown. The whole cmc-prise has been
succes-tuliy carried through by the colonic:*,
no foreign aid having beeu received, and very
import.tut advantages ire expected to arise
trom tbe sure aud rapid communication be
tween tbe interior and the coast. A traiu in
motion wns, of course, an extraordinary nov
elty for the natives, and many of the Caffres
at first tried to measure fleeiness wiih the
marvellous iron horse, but tbey scon had to
give up the race.
A Koyal Wsddibo —At a dinner party re
cently niven to Q,iieeu Christina at Hainan!
son, Spain, tbe approaching wedding ol her
Majesty's oa ly single daughter was formally
announced. The young Princess Christum,
now in her twentieth year, will shorily marry,
as already mentioned, the Marquis de Ca-npo
Sangrado,son of the Marquis of that name,
who occupies a high post in ibe diplomatic
service,and whose usual residence is in the
Asturias. Tbe marrisge will be celebrated in
the chapel ot the Chateau of Malmaiaou. The
day is not yet fixed; but the bans have beeu
published iv the church atßueil.
Valuablk Rubbish.—A curious scene oc
curred at St. Germaiu-en-Eaye, France, re
cently, at the sale of tbeeffecis of theold gen
tleman whj was murdered by his servant
about a mouth since, as stated at the time.—
Among aqiiantiiy of clothes there was a.i old
belt, which one of ihe bystanders threw aside,
saying tbat such i Qbbiaß oughi uot to be s.lu.
The auctioneer, however, thought proper to
examine this apparently worthless arucle.aud
found in it bank bills and railway shares to
the value of lo.di'Of.
Sejitknckd to uk Uuso—Owen Norm°nt,
who shot and killed Cnarles I'ittermany, ol
Philadelphia,at Charlotte, N.C .in July, IK>y,
and who surrendered himself a lew da>s
suice, after long windering, wa9 tried last
week, and sentenced ;o be bung on the loth ot
February. The jury signed a petition to the
Governor for his pardou. llob't T. Wilson,
convicted of murder atGreeusboro', N. C , has
been sentenced to be bung on the .uth lust.
A WINDVALL FOR THK S-LTAN-—The news
from Constauiiiople is that tbe hasuaderba
uoiiin (lady treasurer) of the Imperial palace,
has just expired, le:i\ ing a lortune ot oue bun
dreil and fitly million piastres, the whole ol
which g es to the Sultan. Although a slave
she possessed great influence in the palace,
and her name hft* ofteu been mixed up witb
ministerial intrigues. Her loriuue i- quite a
godsend to the Sultan, who was on the point
of sending his plate to the in int.
To UK Pardon kd — Tae For, land (Me.) Ad
ver iser learus that J jhu W. Moody, oi ihat
c.iy, mate of an American ship, aud who is ia
prison in England, under sentence of death
for killing a seaman at Shields, will be par
d mcii by theCiueeu. An effort to present a
petition to the Prince of Wales in his favor
was unsuccessful, but the Duke of Newcastle
promised to do something about it on his re
turu to Euglaud.
Ships Buhkt.-Thestup John R. Wood, for
Liverpool, with 90u biles of cotton ab ard,
was burnt at New Orleans, on Monday night.
The loss is estimated at from #:_,oon to S_U,UU).
The bark Evadue, with 3,(0(1 barrels oi lime,
was also burned. Tbe ship Wild Cat, hei.ce
for Boston, was damaged by flee when 15
miles below New Oileaus, and returned for
AnoLiTioßißT B_-R Nobth—Among the
passengers who arrived in Bosiou, Monday, by
i'ie steamer Jos. Whitney, was one named
Kibero, oi Savannah, lie bad been scut oft
tiem Georgia for assuring negroes under bis
direction.iv bndg-t building, that Liucolu was
elected aud tbey would be tree. Before beiug
sect a say, he was whipped and bis hair was
Bad fOB TBI Liwt.B-.-A bill, requiring
every attorney at law, ou tbe request of his
client, to give his opiuion iv writiagupofl the
poluis bearing directly iv a gtv». ease, and
bololng him responsible when, ibr ..go in
competency, negiect.or mismanagement on his
part, tiie client suffers damages, baa _ as.cd
the Ilouae iv ihe Vermout Legislature.
Huvv Damaubh.—Aldern.au Ku-sell. of
New York, has recovered from ex-Alderman
WlUon, ot that cii.i, tor an assault committed
upon bun a f. w mouths ago, damage.- to tbe
amount oi f0,(,U0.
Akbival oa thi Stbabbb Olasoow —Tbe
steamerOlasgow, from Liverpool on the rtb
Inst , arrived at New York, Tuesday. Her
advi.es have been mostly anticipated by tbe
steamar Vanderbllt, but ber latest advices, via
Ciueeustown, bring some additional iuteili
The steamer Nova Scotian arrived out on
Alter the fall of (.seta Garibaldi, it Is said,
will retire to private life for a time.
Father Gtava.-i waa threatened in bis own
house at Niples by a crowd wbo cried, "down
The offlci U result of the Sicilian election on
the question of anuexation stands—ayes 43- C 54.
Fitteeu thousand Neapolitan troops have
been arrested iv tbe Papal Siates, and would
Tha Ltversonl Cotton market cloiad uteady at
riiuay s quotations. Sales ofthe two da«s.in
cluCiuk rhur*r!air,a)ooybales,ofvrhich6 oX)were
tanen rij speculatois.
breadstuff* c o-ed dull. Sugar closed buoyant
and *li«[itiy runner
UoBSoIa closed at 93.'.e83 1 4 .
Ibe I ank rates have been advanced to tAi.
li mcis .ent.al k-ilroaa quoted at_S_24>»; Krie
-. __. r , stock 3 *'«. ftew *"rk Central Railroad
A Yo.THFi-L Rival or Blondin.—A boy
named Charles Aitord, 16 years old. astonished
ibe people of Marietta Ohio, last- Tuesday, by
walking a rope, a la Blondin. stretched from
the top of the national Houso to a pole erect
ed near Breunan. Hall, at au altitude of
about seventy leet. He not only did this, bin
he walked it backward, stood upau his nead
on therope.and walked twice tbe whole length
of the r.ipe by torchlight in the evening. One
of the largest crowds ever aeen in Marietta
witnessed the performance.
Killed in Arizona.—a noted sporting
character. Known as Jnck Powers, was i-tlely
found murdered in Arizona Territory ti.
ihe same Territory, Wm. Beanie was recently
kil.ed by Miller Birtlett. Tne deceased emi
grared to California ajine years ago, from (be
State of Wisconsin. He has relatives in Vir
ginia and Orno. While iv California he waa
private secretary to Judge Terry, Brodenck's
antagonist in the duel which scut him to an
A Delicatb Stomach.—A shark, recently
captured near Port Jackson, N. S. W., carried
the following curiou-misceliauy iv his capa
cious Btoinncti : Half a bam, several legs ot
mutton, hiiiuquarier of a pig, head and fore
legs ot a bull dog, with a rope round bis Beck,
a quantity of horse flesh, a piece of aackiii*,
and a ship's scraper. No wonder thai twelve
gallons of oil were obtained trom bis liver '.
An Ameki-an slave Sane Fkeb _r a
B-UTIBB CHiKir Just-OB—lt is understood
ittat miormaiioi. bas t»eeii leceived ia Wash
ington tioiu the Governor of Washington
Territory, tnat a slave on board an American
vessel, woich entered ihe harbor oi Victoria,
Vancouver's lslaud, has beeu taken lrom the
ve-sel and set tree by (he Chief Jusiiceut me
Island. A pretty highhanded measure this.
SciCiDKor a Bow— Ab y about 11 years or
age, sou ct Johu Vert, a rt-id.ui oi ibe lowu
oi Macomb, New York, wa. punished on En
day, ihe :nh .nst., by his moiher, lor s .nic
lauit. Deeming his punithmeut unjust, ne
started ior the wooes, tel.ing hia jioiher v
was ibe last time she Would see him alive —
He then made a lop-tot some bassMooil bark,
aud hung huuseli lrom a tree.
D_AD—A Correspondent ot Uie Alexandria
Sentinel, writing irom V\ PMmoic-i.ind count.,,
Va , Nov. Mb, says thai G.uige I*. Blown, oi
i'lckaioue, died on Uie-j;id uli,tiged 51. Un
der General Jackson'su-uiuiisirauo.i he Weill
to A,giers as privuie secretary to M;.j n ilenl>
L-e, auu remained in thatcuumry and Frame
eeve.ii years, a part ol the ume acung an U
ATHiCK^xm.—During au exhibition of Dan
RiCe'o Ciicue, al Memphis, £euu., ou the u.gm
ol ibe luih inoi., it was proposed to show thai
itie nioe oi meri.iuuceios was b_U-pro-i. C.tp
lain Travis, ihe ceietuuted pistol shot, meu
flreu a bullet at the animal, wuicli leu lUiir.i
ed io Uie floor, nol breaking ineskin. nor e\eu
causing llieamuial lo wince, wueu a.ruck.
Siuudb.—Timothy Jones, a man of some
properly, comuuued suicide ai Oiaige Coui .-
Uouae, Va, on iim 2oiu luai., by cutting lua
lie Had beeu Ii oli-kl_g I ,r some i une,
and was ariesieu lUe day bcioie, dunged Hub
burui.tg hi? own dwelling, aud Wlilial awmi
ing au examination lie ai. end lo ins ex
Tub Fasuioas.—a New V.m fashion wri
ter -ays oi ibe Fall goods wm.u will t«- worn :
"Fia«u haa had its day. me laiubovv piaius,
iauu squares as big as small wiudovs*, aie
Coiielgne_ lo Obtll lou, and ia_ies aie no iougei
lo te aeeu Walking tfle -Ueela u,clo-eU in
chequer woik. Tue railroad _.ripe- are aiso
numoeied Wllß Him tuiuga iht'.t Were.
_ Black Mail— E. P. llaiium, of Stouiugton,
Ct., lii.s been sent lo jtu tor ob.ainii.g quods
under lalse, pieieiicer-,anU carrying uu a muc_
mail business, lie has written letters tv men
oi means, threatening loexposoeome improper
conduct oi theus, uulea* a bum wa*
Coloks Must Liablk iv it_ .iix.— It would
appear, uu.:ie.'ui.a ouacrvaueue, that soi
-.ersaio till uuiiug bai Ue uCCoidiug to Ibe
color oi iheir die..-, in tue ioUowuig order —
Red ia the most luial color; ibe ieasi tatal,
Austrian grey. Tue proportions aie 1,-j ,-.',
iillegreeu ;, browu 6, Austrian biuisti-giey 5.
Tun Census of Nauhvillh.—The enure
population oi Nashville and suburos is just
*3,715. The population oi luecuy iv ls„n *aa
iu,itfs,and oi ttoutu N-.hviu. 1,35'J, casing
11,51_, WLich, compared wuh iliepietcuipup
■ilatiou ol tbeciiy and suburbs, suow_ au in
crease oi 12,197 in the leu years.
Minnksota Lands.—The Minnesota peo
ple, uot liking me goverument sale oi lauds,
bit upon ihe expedient oi adyanc.bg tiveceuta
aua.ro ou their bids, bidding so slowly ibat
onequari,er6eciiou was only knocked d_w.i
luaoay. Ai this rate .there is no chance ol
NIIV.MBSB Sl-UAWBBUUIB. IB Mabsachv
-Bkit».—ihe Cape Ann Auveru.-er say s : '• i ne
mud weather ibe past le/r weeks has pro
duced a second crop ot wild -ir_wbt-nies on
Stage Fort. List Sabbath, a friend oi ouib
picked quite a lumoer In tnat vicinuy."
Daow-ED-JoUu Thomas and family—a
Wl.e,a i.itl aud iniaut—weredrowned last Sat
urda>, by the enpeißiag oi bis boat in Adams'
Creek, near Newburu, N. C. The body ol the
Utile child was lound floating ou the water,
Indiana Sbbatob—Hon. J.
F. Suit, 10.-iuerly a member of the Stale Sen
uie trom the Carroll and CliaiOO ilisirici ol
ludiana, committed suicideob the uight of the
l_ih mst., by shooting himself through the
bead wuh a pistol.
Oum'AUY— George C. Thorburu, of New
ark, N. J , it or ist, and son of Gram Tiiorburn,
diedou Monday, of injuries received by a lall
He was under appoiiunmut ol tbe Supenn
tendeut of Mount Vernon, when the ladies
took charge. He was highly esteemed.
North Carolina Leoislatckb.—The
Norm Carolina Legislature tits chosen John
Spelnaaa, editor ol ihe Bnliabory Banuer,
State I'rit.ler. W. A. Jenkins was chosen
Thb Orric ial Votk or Illinois—The offi
cial vote of Illinois is as follows : Liucolu
178\545; Diuglas 1(50,519; Belll.Mb; Breckiu
ridge, 9X13. The increase tv the vote since
l-_c. is lu_,l,Jl.
Fatbio-18, ALL.ir Tn-M !—Tbe Washington
Siar leinis from a gentleman receudy from
Springfield, that Mr. Lincoln has already re
ceived (tuny-seven applications for the Rich
mond (Va.) post-office, by letter.
A Southbrm Matron — Mrs. Sarah R Cobl.
receivrd a laitr tair iv Ge..rgi i, the prrmu.iu
ot a silver goblet for five handsomely embroi
dered shirts, worked by herself. She is me
Hju. Howell Cobb's mother.
Happy Editor—The editor of a paper,
publisbed in Littleton, N. 11 , in BBBOBBCIBg
his retii-eineii'., says --1 have no regieiß to
mike—uot a mutake to a'-oue for, or a blunder
to mouru over."
T_nnksß__. — Tbe Nashville Patriot gives
full returns, reported and . tUciat, wbicb show
that th.- S ate has gone f r H. Il and Eveieli
by a plurality ot _.m>.;. Tbe vote of Llouglat
lv the whole State is about H,uou.
Hbavv Loss—Un Monday night last, a gen
tleman ir .veiing on the Virginia and fan ÜBS
r-ee Ik.nlroad, lost his wallet, coiitauiitig, in
Virginia botes, the sum of ioriy-flve hundred
Thb Port lak Voi_, as given in tbo H»e
Preetdeat-Bi election, waa an-mt t.Sixi-00, of
whi.u Linoola ha, abiut I,s_j,ihK), oi about
boo.ooo uijJonly against him in all tbe Siaiea.
A Catholic fourth has beeu commenced at
Brownsville, Teats, which, when completed
will, it is stated, be oue o| tbe must m.-tguiQ
cent siinciuies iv the United Siaiea.
LOCAL M ACTB____B
"Don't Trrn. en ___,** is the motto inscribed
on the Virginia rifles, manufactured at tbe
State Armory in ibis city, and issued to tbe
volunteers of Binwiddie and other counties
In 1808. Immediately under the Inscription,
which is ou the stuck of tbe rifle, Is a figure
of a rattlesnake, at full leugtb. Tbis old
rifle, which carries a large ball, and bas a flint
lock, is said to be identical with the new Eng
lish rifle, whicb i>> so highly approved in Eu
rop». A more formidable weapon for service
we have not seen, and it would be well for tbe
Commissioners to examine and pass upou lis
merits, before leiving borne in search of new
arms. We werealso shown by OBpt.lMraaaock,
yesterday afternoon, one ■ t the Otvalry
Sw..rdsmanulacturedat the Virginia Armory,
in this city, fifty years ago, which is almost an
exact pattern, iv every respect, of the govern
m«ui sword now la u?e. Sirauge as II may
appear, here are two weapons el war, manu
factured in the Old Dominion more tiiau half
a century ago, one of which, notwithstanding
all tbe improvemente in the implements pi
war, has lately beeu adopted and patented in
England, (we mean tbe rifle,) and the other
(tbesword) is identical in almost eiery re
spect with the government requirements of
this coun try.
Suspension of Specie Payment.— Many of our
ciiizet c will no doubt begin itled to learn tbat
all the B-mks in Richmond have suspended
specie payment. This result, it is hoped, will
give relief to our manufacturers, and enable
many of them to contiuae theemploymeut _i"
thtir present forces, and ihus save the wont.
Ing classes from ihe many borrora which
would inevi'ably follow a su«peusiou of rm
ploymentnt this par licaiar season of theyear
We append .-be resolutions adopted by me
B >.-ud ol Birectors of each of the Bank*, to
show that the political d'.squietm!" ail over
tbe conn try has brought aewat a distrust in
financial affairs wbicu i- truly deplorable to
be looked upon.
T-n Dime tors of the T\\nM_uo- Masai cv
Vikuima. by whom the initiatory s'ep tosus
pension was lakes,adopted the foilowmg reso
'-Resolved, unanimously. That, in view ofthe
distrust winch prei ails of th« suspension of the
lurne mon-y trade with the South usual at tins
feasun. and <.f tne pressure of th« law reaaiiisg
the Banks of this cty to redeem the circulation
of 'heir tirat cues -a iaw which near* wnii special
severity on this Hank. beeSBSS .if tlie n-tiuber of
her br ..m-hes—specie pa- ments ti« for the present
suspended ; and thar aoou.sj.if pi I cy bi pursued
whir-h w.li prepare for an early resumption."
The Directors of the Bam. or thk Com-
BfOBWBALTH,Bt ft called meeting held on the
Bightof the-.nth Inat., adopted the following
preamble and resolution :
''In view of the political troubles of th* entire
oountry. by whifh conhdenee is beina almost t,,
tnl!', destroyed in oumaißretaletre c*; .-md a-'soof
th* mercantile dittr-ss i»i our oommsßii.. which,
ii it C'-nti.-.u*. mast devolve aheivj Uvaou tiie
BirkitK lnstituli.iny.it ti, s city : Therefore,
' Res dyed. t hit. this li.-uik tuti-etiii specie pay
mm:* untii the'ur'.tier ord.-r ni the Board '
Tue Directors of the Bank of Richmond
met yesterday morning, and after duly con
tideriig the question of suspension, adopted
the following resolution:
••Resolved. That the orner Bnksof thu r-ry
hiving suspended specie payments thia Bank
oeei * it ilu* to itseli aad to the community to do
Ai a meeting of the Tbaukr6' Hank ot
Richmond, held on the .i,t n.s'., Hector Da
via, President; John B. Davis, J m Brummei,
Geo W.Smith, Franklin Steams, J Ttn_|i.
son Brown, C. E Wlnilock and Thos. Jones
being present, die fill ,wuig resolutions were
unanimously adopted :
Resolve.!, i har the President and Directors of
t: c 1 Bt- k, infiaenceu al. neb- a tle»ire to
no justice .v,ne ti me *t.icsh..!i!ars and to tha
lm innerciHl coiiiinu'i), ileteriu.ne ti su-pend,
1. r tl c ruesert si-ec -c pa. uient.
Reso ved, Tb t the. will punas -uch a puiicy
aa to en-in>< tii«m. ar the etrb»stpra tuiblediy
to resume ilie u-ual ma me of itasiaeea
Tbe Dirrotora ol the Exoßanoa Bank in
tin* city, held a meeting aad adopted the toi
lo wing resolution :
Mesolved,'ib-ttbis Bank for the present tu*
pen.' sper-ia payment*.
The Directors oi __eB-JU_ or Vikqima also
held a meeting, and re«ol\ed spe
cie payments, in consequence of some of the
leading B-inks having adopted tha'CuUi.e.
Stealing Rope.— Mosea McDevltt, the keeper
of a grocery on Ityrd s.rpe , was arraigned be
fire tbe Mayor yesterday to answer the
charge of siealine rope vaiutd at %>o, fr.irr.
HaJtall, Crenshaw _.- Co. Oa Monday night
.Mr Wilkinson nnd other parties went to
Mcllevitt's to se;ir.'b tor lost iron, and while
doing BO discover.-! a pile ol rope B-lieving
it io be the properly ol Meest* II ,C k 00,
some . t the party -rk.-.l McD. to lahecareol
it until 'lie next morning. Ou Tue>d'iv, as
oi.e if ibe searcher, waa oa iii- v.-.-.y from
R >clceti<«, be saw a pile of rope on a dray,
goii.,r down the street, nu.i watching, saw
»vlieie it was carried. A search warrant waj
then obtained, tbe rope found, and McDevl i
arrested When tha case sras called yeaiertfay,
-everal .f ibe witneaeea testified tbat tiiey
believed ihe rope belong -d to 11 , C. A Co., biit
none of tnera would swear positively to ha
identity. McDevitt proved by a man who
lived with h.m, that he purchased old ropea
aiid sold them aga.n, and liiath-solri tbe rope,
ou Tuesday BBorainir, for 91.76. Other wit
nesses proved that McD. of'en bought old
ro.es to r-ell again Tne Mayor thougut the
evidence did not prove a felony. He therefore
continued the Investigation until Friday
ra .riling at lv o'clock, and admitted the ac
cused to bail.
Distuibmg A', if; mis Worship.- A youngrrta.i
named Ellis Bedford, was arraigned betore
tbeAiayor to at ?wer the charge of diainrb
ing the congregation Worshipping at Clay
street Chinch, on Sui.ti iy nighi last, by ema
il g ..nd swearing in ihe vestibule, In a loud
voice. The law auib. rues tne punishment. i
disturbers of religions worship by confine
meiit in ilie jail, and by flt.e B"t exceeding
gIOU ACer a hearing, ibe accused was hel.l
to bail io aui-Wrr au indictment by ihe vex;
Grand Jury, and was also required (ogiveas
eurny lor his good behavior for the iiex'.
Beastly Conduct.— A hoaiman, who gave bin
name ac Kicbard llryaut, was beiore the
Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of be
ing guilty of the dirty eocduet ol spilling on
a lady and gentleman iv iheTbeatie, the uighl
before. Bryant pretended not in ba\e known
anything OI the otlence, and H.-ked pard.u. ;
but vie act w.is ao aggravated and so provok
ing, that the Mayor committed bun lo prison
in default of security for bis belter behavior.
A few months in the chain-gang Would Ü
bentiicial lo turn.
Poultry Forfeiture —John Cur, a <!paler n'
tbe First Mai ket, wae before tue Major -aa
terday to answer for violating the market or
diuaace by buy las and aellingcbickea*. After
a bearing, tbecbiekens weretorleited, ami tb.
defendant lined Hls. Carrbaebaaa here bin
two we-'ks from Baltimore, and b.ij not jei
learned Uie ropes. Auy one bnvina poultry
oa sale iv the markets, subj-cis bimseli lo v
tine for baytag for him«eir or any one else, an.;
II detected in ihe operation, is sure to have to
[tay through the nose.
Stealing Mon.y.—Jotin, slave to O. P. Word,
w«s ai laigne.i before the Mayor jasiaidaj m
answer the cliarge of stealing #11 in eie.-ie
from Sally Thompson, a iiee wotnau. John,
it .-eems, eniere.l ibe bouse of Sally l,> a
cup of co_>e, and wl.ile be was di inking 1
Silly fell asleep, during wtin n nine Jjliu pu.
hia hand in her boson, reiiei.d l.er ol hei
purse knd money, aedcutstich. TbeMayoi
ordered him te be soundly floeeed.
Another Th "/. — Andrew, slave to Robert
Wade, made iiis appearance before tne Mayor
yesterday to answer ihe charge of Healing go
in money from Pleasant llarwood. Andrew,
it areaw, wa* a runaway, and known c Mr
ttarwoos, went io bit. residence ou Union
Hill, and by Being Mr. H 's name without uu
tboruy obtaiasd t*.. which he appropriated io
his own Use. lie was sentenced to the lash.
Xrr\«/!i*»iifg —Albert Puryear, a reai.tent ot
Lyncbburg, appeared before the Mayor yes
lerday, to answer ihe charge of trespas.-ing
ou a canal boat now lying ia be nt-in Aiberi
said he called there l-. work, but pr..uii?e>!
lo leave ib- cry tor Washington iv leu min
utes. The Mayor told him to sl.tud not U|. :,
ibe'orderotg ing, but go; and he went lv.
shot out oi a shove I.
Dismissed — Gerva. Eur by, charged with as
mil 11 in _ and boa ling A i tier , slave .o M. M-lli
gum; and Albert, ch.ugeo with bring insolent
to Mr It, ti iv, w.ie rK.iri bef re the M.-t>.r
yesterday, aud alter a hearing were d.-dim g*d
the negro baviLg been punished oj Mr. l>_lt__
\Bhlie v. bis custody
S-o!en Ctcthe..— Last a urgro boy was
arrested and cagou for baying in _i, , osses
siou hi -i.i.o i of ai titles of w. men hi d «.bil
dreu-a wealing npp.irel, wbicb I.c had vvi
deu ily sioieu. lie _| ut be e»_inmed be.ore IL»
Mayor ltu-> morning.
Convicted.-Vtwrle* Colgate, indicted for fo
lonl usly assaulting Elizabeth Telley, his
been tonod guiiiy b-fore Judge Lyoi -, ■ (1
senreuced to ibe peuiteuuary for eighteeu
HelpUs'ly Drunk.— Uarai..pb«-r Conner, an
Able-bodied pauper uom ihe CMy P or rlOMte.
was heid j sriur.t> >e-u r.n y, Kr getting
_i .;... aud taking . . - iv lie atreet.
Gomg the Whole Hog —Henry, a slate. Was
Convicted beiore Justice BaU.er, >c, .ruay
morning, ot Bieiling v poitk.ii if awn i,, nog,
sud seuieuced to be well lashed,
TERMS OF ADTERTISINO.
I Muare.l day.. —..90 801 1 saaare.a _ays,.tlA^
1 do Mm (175 i 1 -lo «days. . 171
I do .3days 140 1 . 40.. Ud.iys. . SJ»
1.. do .adavs..... l.*| I do Im< ath. a iff
/ •! -»-r r advertisement* m start proportion.
_ra_,Advertißemeuts pii.iai.ed until forbid,will
■ ••■-.. .R.ed ao cm t« pereuuarsofaiithtlißesforthe
br«t liotertioß, an J 25 cent* for -_»..-h continaaßee
WML 9. RoV.VKK," ' ~ ___-»__•
GENERAL t&stWuAlOM MERCHANT,
Cor_or U ,1 , aud v...;....-■. »ire«'9.
~n . Kicum nd, Va.,
Oflers hia services for tn. B;.le and porchaso of
Merchandise sener,_i> ; alas Flour. Wheat Cora*
Tobncco, and all aaacripUoeaar Couut-j Proouue.
Ref-rs. ; * per,j issh n. to Lewis Webb. I .;..
Messrs. Dunlop. Muricuro Je Co., Messrs Kdm. .;•!,
Daveaaerl k Co , Bacon * Basks vilL,
Richmond; dessrs. Bryant, Tiaslev V Hoirt,.-«,
Messrs Spanoe k Keid, Ba.timore: Messrs T**;,*
k Co., Pbiladalaaia; Thos. Monahan. Ebv. Naw
I'ft*. IrlbDl Hau'lrii) nave formed a oo"-
I r-artnersmp tor tue transaction of a CUMMi'.
--»10N BUSINESS-, under the Eiip of LEWIS
'.',' I. B k JOHN G. WADE. The; 'ill rive pv-
K-ji-.r attention to the sale of FLOUR, WHEAT.
CORK and TOBACCO. They occupy ths store ard
Bmber-hoaae fio. S3 Main stre-n, lone occupied by
Lewis Webb. LEWIS WEBB,
JOHN G. WADE.
K;>-H!.of.. V*.. Nov. 1.1869 no 7—dcwAawta
J AMIES D. BKOWRB'I "
ORNAMENTAL IRON WORKS,
ath street, next to tne Mechanics' Institute.
'.HON RAILINGS. VERANDAHS. BALCO
NIES. CHAIRS, SETTEES. Ac.; also. Otating,
vauita-d Cellar DOORS, and ever* other kind of
[RUN WORK for ornamental and rmiidiai pur
,os«s, manufactured at snort notice.
ea_ Particularattentiongivectoenclosica Burial
'■m i_ the city snd countrr. jaM—ltm
\. lAMfO \~A~i\Yr, '
' iSu". essors to Smith A M*n_rx,i
PRODUCE CUM MISSION MERCHANTS.
Cary street, opposite Columbian Hotel,
Ikt.F K.wsHDs.of King William,i .
W. H. Howard, of York, S Asaistante
W. M. Marshall, of LucenMir*. \ '
Guarantee to their friends faithful attention. t«
ill ci.iui'.iiKt,'.', and orders lor foods fror_, v to
iuoe customer*. "
Mr. r. V. SUTTON, Ja.. is admitted to a m
erest ;n our nearness.
lel-dtsAewat MADDUX k CO.
Davis. :-,- • i-Kr.i- Jr. CO.. wiiflive _____
entire atu.nti.y_ »« »•• ***** ln " r
Pubholy and privately
ODD FELLOWS' HALL. rimavij
Corner Mayo and Franslm streets,
RO H. DAVIB.
WM. 8. DEUI'RKE.
8. R. FONDREN
X.res 0. M-D.si. Clerk . tl_—_;
it nun. Eiiuvatu'-
Authorised by the State* of
DELAWARE, MISSOURI AND KrNTUG__,
Draw daily, ,v public, under the superinteu -
deuoe of Sworn Commissmnerß
_tVl'ne Managera' Offices are looated at W, .
triii:<to:i, Del iware, and St. Louis, Missouri.
FRIZES VARY FROM
*-•••> te SIOO.OOO 1
$• ..."■ te S-20 !
_F__Cir,"uiarß. Kivins full explanation and Us
■cheiues to be drawn, will t-erent. free of expense,
l.y addressing WOOD. EDDY k CO..
WOOD. EDDY * CO.,
iy in-ly St Louis. Mo.
PI• VTS, FARL.KY It €©~
GROCEHS, COMMISSION AND
f OR WARDING MFRCHANTS,
Nearly opposite the Columbian Hotel, Cary ft.,
Spe.-ia. attention tiveu to ibe sale of TOHACCO,
WHEAT, and ali kinds of PRODUCE, and liberal
advances made on consignments
FRANK POTTS. t ~, ~f r «_*.*l_»_
RICHDD. FARLEi._ l ' alcorFett " ir,ur «'
JAS1 L B. MA RSHA LL. Lateof PBSe^sbarrs,
i.iliu I y WOtl HA vi "A I ti..
k -J GROCERS,COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
DEALERS IN IRON AND STEEL,
fuUo.t oonsifELments ol TOBACCO. WHKAT.
IWRN, FLOUR. *o. to the sale oi which '.;_.vylN
WORT HAM will <iva los personal attention-
Si. Advances made on eoBetSBBrOBtB
BAGS furnished yrlien reqn red
A UCTIONE ER Al\ D COMMIES. C N
Will r-.ttei.u regularly to t.ie files of HORB_!S.
MILKS. WAGONS. Ac at the Horse Lot. every
•SATURDAY MORNING, at I. o'clock.
Stock intended for sale will .'«a»e tie entered rw
ir« the iriornin. i»f r| - «;il»
LM**-* St MfNtTrr'w'H'lLKSALK'Oßijl
r CKRS ANU PROVISION DEALERS, ofler
lttilid* BRBABTB H»CO.N.
24 hd-t. ll' VIS and SIDK B*.CON,
IS h'ds. -"HOUI.DER BACON,
HO I.bis "C," r-xtrs-O in d B" SUGARS,
60 b ns Cut Loaf and Yellow do
Mi bi.fi> L-y-uavra nnd Rio CIIFP'-'K,
SU bins N.u.sndP R .MOLASSES,
2. hi.;s Extra Leaf LARD.
SO iibla. Pure Cider VIM-GAR.
6" t.llls A C. ShP'm.iri WoISKEY.
1(0 btils. DR «MiY. GIN ai.d WINE.
78.v«) Ckoiee CI'.AHS.
mthMTB RKT. NEAR CARY.
|OHrl ». <«okt>o> fcM>&
W 14TH STRKHr. NBAR Til- tltHllSs HoTBL,
Obei for sal* a Isrce and full _ss..i tment ol IRt)N,
oomprisißß Sweds a, Aiiif-r.uiii iiiiMiiered. Peru
Haminereu. En.bsh and En-lish Refined, Enjrlish,
Aine.ican, Russin and Iniit.itioL Rus-ia SHEKT
IKfy.N, ll.i'ips, band mid Scroll iron, Refined Plow
Plow Pistes Also, Tiii-ptate of various
sizes, for tinners i n" ryianufnjturera; Sheet and
Bolt COPPER, Sheet /lino, Spelter, and the Melals
i.» jil y «n.ld iv ttiia market ao 1- ts
Jt'yi S_TTL_H A CO.,
** . ii •<•:. IK.- iv ~...:«..*..« •»
OILS. PAINTS. VARNISHES AND WIKDOW
BRUSHES.—We received by the late steamer a
arte supply of Paintera' and Artists' Brushes, ot
•uperior Quality, to which weoal) the atteation o>
L. 1 IN I . 11 OS* It HI,
Maaulaetarsr of i-oul.'e Refine-*
ST i- AM CANDIEH,
And Wholesale Dealer m
DOME-TIC AND FORbl GN FRI ITK,
FKi-NCH CANIUbU, CIGARS,
TOBACCO. Ac. Ac.
THE BER"** GOODS,
THS CHi AI'FPT GOODS,
*l ■■ LARGKST BTOCK,
Can always be fcund attli.
KlVr.,-1 IO«y BUILDING.
No. 80 Main »t., opposite Riabardsaa k no..
-1 POU WARDING AND
© MMIaSIOM MERCHANT.
and nttLti in
PLASTER. SALT. LUMBER, COAL, gc
'n addit on to my i - rwirdm* Ku*iness. 1 »..u,d
>nf> m m» friend' and the pu'.uc that 1 have a
LUM lr X YA-• D opposite m> warehouse and di
rectly on the line of the York Kiver Railroad,
-i. re may be found a general asaorluir ul of Vir
ttnia LUMBER, -Hlr>OL>B,Ta
.Mr. i. VV PKKRB will attend to sales of Lum
ber nn my account
. oniixmurnta of Lumber solicited, on whicu
liber i sdvan-es will be made. A 8. Lt K.
MECHANICS' iOTTITUTE.rrB STRE-%.
MONUMEN.S.Tu.YItiS, HbAl- PIECM
ma ili.t •>. FONTS. 4c.
B_u I'irsi i'r.i iiui:>_ i.warded b| ti.e Virtiuia A,
ricuitii'a BoeiW » sad Maebaatea institute
H-.« i on HA v in
EOR BALK OF .LAVi-..", Binkaasjaa, Va-.
gives particular attention to SLA V KM,
both publicly and privately.
t_, K. D. JA.MES has an intsrsst io tae susi
_.»_ lrom this day. etl—Sir.
FO U N DRY.
IRON FRONTS, HOI'SK CASTINGS, RAIL
Comer of Cary and au. streets, Hiobrnond Va.
tel— A.J IHlWr.il-, Proprietor,
JUUS »ll 1.1. A %".
Cary at., below .- 1.... Imc 8 v
VCi'l eive h's att-nt:on ti th» purcb»*e aru sale
■if ail Bin. sof viEHi.HANU.Zr. and PRODLCfc.
nm ** in.
•j i... a _~ ,w .-» r._. WM. B.COOK.
llWrll a *~ OOK-
Ls PiHKNIX FOUNDRY ANO
IKON RAiU.Nu MANUFACTOkY
$th St.. 3d do.tr eas' of Main, tiu-lini-.ba V_
We i• .ye recently rebui-t anj m_d« largo
.ddiii.m t.i oor Works- ante tue «... e-i.
iiipri.veineut in touts We d-t'sr oarselvea
rtt.t w* can supply CA.-'U.NwH. PLAIN
-tudOKNAMKNI'AI. R,\l' INu Vfc»AN • aHs
AlNilttW CAPS and HILLS. COLUMNS. IKON*
Fit ON IS. and senerai Ir.m Wotk. at price* to
»uit the t.wes. Give us a cail. a__ examiat de
sußa. ke. j^
B_uiM*ruft-i * to..
Gi-NfeßAi. COMMIMSji.N and
- -. v -I , ' ( 'RrtA«I)|.SU.IU.H,HAMJ I
on the Dock. Riohmo.*, Va
D. B. BRIDGFORC
* TINBIEV PATE.
I .«._._, v a u.i> m
_ GKAMT E CU T T KKH,
Sixth Sireet, near the Armory, tiuamimd, fe
EVERY DESCRiFTION U>
Executed at short notioe and in t.e best __a__ar
|A» H. M *< MI H IM», A.e_t MANHAYTAN
J LIKE LN-UHANCE COMPaN.. of New
York Ofßoe at the Insurance Agency of Thos.
H Ai.rsißßD.oo llth street nearly opp.ane 'J«d
din's Hall, waere Mtfimvi u.i wilOie reeeivad.
au IS It
FTW EILBA-ni a wii.iA.i..
-»nJ_.!!_r. v * I ol Baltimore. Md.
ti--.i_.UAt iia.r. a pail.
...... _}*It' _'l'Trßßß* BNIi ISfOBtBBB 0*
HAVANA AND DOMESTIC CIGaRB.
and dealers in
la '»—ly No Jt -X.rni-vn ■• Salt mors Ma.
R" UH_HT RO,
SHIP B .'. OA EX. ( VI V H ISSIOrV AND
ROC E H A !* it »tt I i wu^.v^LEß.
R.CIIBO«»M 'IT P i.\t,V»„
S prepared to takwGouUson Si UK ACE at CITY
POINT on the most ieast.ua- ,c teruis. wttSoat
sharse of drayaseeitjier to or from store
8..X • . -■•• v% »»»... i,, iptUaa, fr*>_»
tbe-.'Uiiresy Sp-itu; airesh lot just received
br p. ji. H.NaTO.N * BKO„