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TUESDAY MORNING, DEC. 31,1861...
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0 MIO aTATESM AN
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.' , 'Session ..of the General - Assembly.
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v ti Address, ... mi ' ; '
! - ' MANYPENNV & MILLE'R;,'. i
,v", ! Publisheii Ohio Statesman,
),,.!, t . ,vs ii.i.t.. .! Colnmbu, Ohio.'
The First Gun in the Financial Crash
Suspension of Specie Payment by
the New York Banks.
By telegraph we learn that on Saturday night,
' Dec. 28, tbe New York city bauke unanimously
rewired to suspend specie paymeuta; Thle we
expected; but its inddennrsj rather takes as by
.. v surprise. . 'ii-! n " ;
We hare before o a resolutlea a4opkd by
' these same New York banks about two weeks
ago, preceded by some halt a dozeffuwhereaaee
'- The most important Items of this long preamble
set lortn that tehtteai the public mbd had be
come pramaturely and unduly excited in regard
. to a suspension of specie payments by the banks;
and tefterej an examination showed' that w
held eighty million more bullion than we held
1 i a year before; and vikireat alto eur dlflerences
with Great Britiio would probably be adjusted
wilhout war) and moreover tchertai there was
.' oothiog in the position of the loans to the Gor-
ernmept to cause uneasiness, etc., therefore
Kttolotd, Thtl lht New York banls, with as
surances from the representatives of banks in
soscou ana rmiaaeipnia ot Ueir co operation,
tu reueon, jutVhcaiton nor metintv for
$$pen$Un of ipteu paymentt under the existing
slate of their relations wltti the banks of this
. country, the United States Gortrament and Eu
rope. Relying, therefore, confidently on the
harmoulous action of tha Government, on the
. continued confidence of their depositors, and on
' tbe patriotism of the people, thrf will Maintain
tpteie payment .' '
. People will naturally inquire what has hap-
, pened. since the adoption of the foregoing rteo-
lotion to cause the banks to change their deter
mina.ion not to suspend.1 Our difficulty with
. England, it seems, has been adjusted. Yet
upon the very heels of (hat rumored adjustment,
, follows tliia suspension. There must be some
thing In the wind the country has yet to learn.
But trouble is sure to come. About this there
oaa be no room for doubt. .
' Tbe Banks of Philadelphia and Boston it ap
pears, bare also suspended. Doubtless the sus
pension will soon become general. Depreciated
and worthless State bank paper will pave tbe
way for Secretary Cham's magnificent scheme
' of a Government Bank.,: ' The Banksre doubt
less lending him a helping hand. The train
. for this grand explosion was probably laid when
tbe Secretary was In New York, in consulta
tion with tbe bankers, a week or ten days ago.
The Two Forces Arrayed against the
It should be deeply engraven on the heart of
every American that there can be no gepara
tion of tbe States of this Union, without setting
aside the Federal Constitution. The members
of the different Departments which combined
constitute the Government, cannot recognize
- any State as out of the Union, without violating
that Constitution which they have sworn to
maintain. , ''- '
Tbe Confederates have violated the Constitu
tion la seceding from the Union." That instru
ment being both tbe btrad of Union and tbe
guarantee of State righls, their talk about the
obligations of the former and the sacrtdness ol
the latter Is idle. If they really desired to have
the advantages of both, they should have, re-
, mained In tbe Union. - s.
But the course the Radical Republicans propose
to pursue would be bo lees a violation of the Con-
stltution thai the act of secession. . It is just as
unconstitutional td set' aside a State Govern,
ment and substitute another, provisional or ter
ritorial, as It is to declare the State out of the
' Union..' It would be in fact tantamount to suoh
a declaration. Tbe Radicals, whatever their
professions to the contrary, have as little re
. gard for the Constitution and the Union as the
Confederates. Both may be included in the
same category, if tbe policy of either prevail,
the Constitution must go by tbe board, and tbe
Union as it exists under the Constitution along
with it. The admitted secession of States and
the annihilation or re-organization of States
without their consent amount to the same thing.
Either puts an end to the present Union by nul-
. lifying or making void the Federal Constitu
tion. .. ;
What secret placs may be harbored by "men
in authority" we know not. But there seems
to be an almost unanimous determination on
the part of the people that there shall never be
a recognized separation or division of this
Union. The common-sense of every man teach-
. e him that such a catastrophe would reduce
everthing back to chaos to a similar or a
worse itate than supervened between tbe clcse
of tbe Revolution and the formation of our pre
sent Union. It would lead to tbe formation of
two strong central military governments, to the
obliteration ol States and State rights, to the
- restriction of personal liberty and personal
right, to the creation of national debts and
standing aimke, to the levying of enormous
taxes, end to perpetual warfare botween the
rival governments. .
But tbe policy which seeks to annihilate
States and States rights, by substituting
..'Federal for State jorisdlction, and annul-
' ling State Institutions which the Constitution
has recognized and guaranteed, would culmi
nate In disasters equally great, If not greater.
Tbe war would cease to be one for the "Clash
ing cut" of rebellion, and would become a
1 struggle for tbe "conquest and subjugation" of
: States- Such a contest could act but be pro
tracted through a long series of years, and
- night not be ended in generation.1 ' Such an
';' aflempt would be so manifestly In derogation
of tbe Constitution that that Instrument if not
formally changed according to the provisions for
Its amendment or alteration, which in all prob
1 ability would be imposlsble, would become ft
dead letter. . Iustoad ot av Constitution, we
ehould lave the will of a central government
or a despotism at Washington or the Federal
Capital, . wherever that might be. That gov
ernment would be obliged to surrouna
i I -ft n Im. I
with, ft tanqing army, ana neepsuuM
-t. k. ftt-A Inns.
mens navy "Toe ..national ueu,
datlon for which 'Is already, pretty securely
laid, would soon swell to proportions rival.
log England's magnmoeni ami iriwwi.....
debt. ! 1 i '
Than, there must be oouneoted with all tbi,
as an absolute necessity, ft system oj taxation
llkq that In England, which Is even now cited
and dwelt upon by writers in tms country -
f hit mar. and troDSDiv must ue
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done here. There they have ft great national
debt on which interest must be paid, wnlie tne
nrlncinal remain! to curse posterity a great
.i .1 ..t.MUIitnant In maintain at ft Cost
UH.lWUat wwwiiBiit.i..( . ,
Which our own bids fair toequal-and or course
tarn must ba laid noon every article of luxury
and necessity, for the government must be kept
up In all Its expenslveness ana waswiumesB iut
Va nf miblio order.' While government
UW vmmt-m v- f
officials and government creditors roll In wealth,
the mass of the people are Kept poor, ignoram
There is but one way to escape tne evus
-D I l,
Southern secessionists and Northern radicals
wuiM hrins- unon the country, and that Is
preserve tbe Union of all the States by main.
talnlog the Conatitution
Mason and Slidell—The Ohio State
We cannot refrain from occupying a consld
arable space In our columns this morning with
two extracts from the Ohio State Journal, the
first of the date of November SI, 1861, and tbe
second of the date of December 30, 1861, just
thirty-nine days apart, and both referring t
tbe seizure of Mason and Slidill. A "No
Party,",, "Union," "Republican" editor is i
most extraordinary animal Indeed. But wi
must not comment Space forbids and It ii
not neceaeary. Here are tbe articles:
ITrom ths Ohio Bute Journal, NorsfflbsrSl. 1801. J
On mnnh h hen h(iI and written In oddosI
iLn iliMtrlna nf the riffht of search and
uua " www..- - o -
aelaure as claimed and praouced by England,
that most minas in mis country naa ooaie hi
tbe rather vague conclusion that the American
authorities totally repudiated tbe doctrine, and
that no seen autnotity or rigni wouia ue coa
AmA mt nw ttma i nnder anv circumstances
Keating upon this loose notion concerning tbe
it ia tint anrnristDB' that the first Imores-
slon In tbe popular mind was one of doubt
about the propriety of tbe act.
. But tbe right of visit and search In time of
war is a right- nowhere denied: it is a matter
which is conducted with varying strictness,
however, as to times oi war ana times oi peace
The doctrine in that a publio vessel, . e. ft na
tioal vessel duly In commission, is tbe guard
lan of national rights at sea, under all circum
stances: hence such vessels are frequently eall
ed tbe "Policemen of tbe Ocean." AniLai
....k th ma, at ilmcat anv time, and esnebl
ally during war, etop. eearcb, and for Cause,
may seize, the private vessels oi even a neuirai
nation. - , .
Tbe San Jaointo is a national or public ves
m1: the Eno-lieh ahlo was a private vessel: we
ere at war with tbe rebel Confederates: Eog
haraalf Hanlarait na and the rebels t(
be belligerents: their private vessel was the
bearer of these rebel ministers, officers among
nnr rebel enemies, and tbeir dispatches: that
vessel was vvsited, tearohed, and these rebel of
nnarm anil their disnatches found and seized.
This is tbe whole case. Are we justified by
the law oi nations in so oomr t i nis is an me
Tk .nnr.!itnn U. that hv lendin? itself to
tbe service of our rebel enemy In carrying Its
Officers ana aispatcuea, mis aeuirai tohu wsb,
tor the time being, a hostile ship, and not a
In tha ium nf tha Cammntan. Indira
Storv said "In cases of mors Jlagrtnt oharao-
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ter, sucn as csrry7y nwpww, vr ubouiv ium
tar naansntrars. or eneaeement In the transport
Merviee of tbe enemy, as well as break the
blockade, the penalty is confiscation of the ves-
nnl Tha .....inff nf dUn&tchaa from a cnlnnv
1 ; o - .-i j
tn ha mntha nnnntrv of the enemv haa anb-
laniail tha vouol to nan fiacation. And tha fast
that the voyage teat to neutral port was not
thought to change tne cnaracier ot me wans-
.-in Tha nrinnlnla ! that tha nartv mnnt ha
BVIIVUi w . J
deemsd to place himself in the servioe of the
mi 1 W WVt a. nnn
hostile state." am lommtreev, i wneat. oca.
In tha aama naan. Chief Justloa Marshall
said "To carry ditpatcke to tbe government
has been considered a an act of such complete
hostility, as to oommonleate the hostile charac
ter to tbe vessel oarrjing them."
This shows that the aot of the English vessel
bad placed it entirely oeyoua ue paie oi jonueu
neutrality. It was, pro tanto, etprthae vice, a
vessel in tne service ot our enemy; ana as sucn
tha iiht tn aaarnh and seize waaunaueetionahla.
Even more, for, as we remarked yesterday,
. i . a
IQ Vessel luieu was pruuauij iiau, w vwuuiw
Further upon this point is the conclusive au-
. . ... l. T .
thorlty or an eminent uriusu writer ou luterns
tlonal Law, Judge Phillmore, still living. He
says "Whatever may be tbe correct opinion
ith anant tn the rifht of visit In time of neace.
tbe rieht In time of war to visit, to searob, and
to detain tor scarce, is m Dsiugereui ngut
wbioh cannot be drawn in question; it is ft right
hinh halllirarnna nu cxeraiaa over ever
vessel not being ft ehlp of war, or, as it ia some
times called, a puoiio vessel, loaioe meets on
tbe ocean, i ms ngni is so rootea in tne taw
....iina nf nations, thai great international
writers rather refer to it as acknowledged, than
. o rn.ii i Jin
TiodiOaVte im exiBwanoe. a ruut.
Tsis. Pt timh sinthoritiM kfa full tl nnn thlf inb
t. ImiI StAtvAlI hsiM ihsit thA flairrvlnar
of patttngtrt of ft belligerent was breach oi
neutrality, and rendered tne neutral vessel name
to seizure. ' Tne vrummona, i uoi. ivj.
T?.Af tha rinaan'a npnnlamatlnn. madn In rs.
UICU IU. .HWW I" . " -
latioa to the prettnt rebellion, wherein she re
cognizee the belligerent relatione of the govern
ment ana tne reoeis, sets turta tue wuuie uuc-,.-ina
tn nnn, th cane, and makes our inatlflca-
nwv . .
tion complete. Tbe proclamation, after warning
... . . t m . u . : II i :!.! ....
orltlSn BUDJSCH.Ul tueir pciu iu tiuiouug ucu
t..ntw ha varinna mndea.aava "and more exne
ainii hv entering into the mllitarv service of
either ot tne earn contenuiog parties, -
" v , j p . -
or by carrying ejjicer, eoiuiers, uuwener, arms,
M,.. .riH, n matAiiala. or anv artir.lr or
uiiiitai J awwi. . - - 3 -
..,;.7.a nmiilvmi nr dfpmrd tn As contraband of
mi .WG w nmwm, .w
tear, according lO we w or nwitcrn uuye o 71a.
(ions, lor tne nee or service ui oiiuer ui toe
said oontendmg partice, snail oe denied an pro
Moreover, this procedure Is not new in mod
ern history; especially in British practice. In
1780, Mr. Laurene, the Minister from tblsooun-
... ,n Mnllanil. u tnkfln h the British from a
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Dutch vessel, a neutral, and kept in restraint
till the close ot our war., ine same written
practice was exercised in taking Lucien Bona
narte from an American vessel, neutral, In a
Sardinian port. And a most notable and mem
orable instance is in tne oase oi tne seizure oi
the steamer Caroline in tbe JNiagara river By
ii.. n.itioh anthnritiaa. ent loose from her
moorings, set on fire and sent into the current
and ever the Falls of Niagara with ten Ameri-
n it;ana nn hnard! The vronnd of inatifios.
inn viii.w" - a i
tion was that Canada was in rebellion against
i i A k- . l
tne ttngusn goveriimeat, uu wis ihiuioi uarv
line bad carried extpanenget rebel emissaries?
thnta ran he no cause for diiauiatuds
ea this question. Our government is unquee-
tionably right. . U England deems it oause
nr lax haa make the meat of it. At all
events, in tbe act of securing these rebel emis
saries we have picked the nut ot its kernel, and
England is welcome to we nuax. ' - -
[From the Ohio State Journal, Dec. 30, 1861. ]
column, that tbe Government has concluded to
suirender Mason and Biidell to tbe tender mer
cies of the Brltieh "Lyons," will be received
lih mntfffttwal anrn1flj Thta anpMaa will ha
manifested In a diversity of modes: some will be
"oueeiog mad; ' otners win a enounce the Aamin-
IF.iin. . mtnv vlti ahnsa Mr. flawapd- mnttt.
tudos will about the paulopost-prophetlo cry of
"I told you so!" end, still other multitudes will
quietly congratulate tne country upon tbia phil
osophic sundering of the Oordiao knot, that
. . .H iaaSW nnmntinatlnns tno tntrlnata and
0VVIUW wuv. w . f '
manifold for peacable solution In any other
manner. ' " ' .... :...r
Tbe telegraphic skeleton of Mr. Seward's
correspondence gives, as we presume, but
. wi. .,tina nt tha arrnmentation that the
BeoreUry has pursued In the elaboration of the
eubleot. Enough, however, U given to afford us
ft Clue 10 lUS lOgioai injumum " i.v- r-
sltlon may be pusnea, ia reiauou w tu iu-.
. .u. auam,a fiyrrrn. as resards tbe relative
UI HI, ' ' ,,, -o T . . .
rlffhta of neutrals and oemgerenis.
,t.i. aarrti of the Mason and. Bliaeu
affa r, Mr. Beward auau oa aoie to '" ,"
u" 'r A,. . ..... ...
pure honey oi irutn- tas my
. . . hi i . .l..i tk. fl.muin an
would lay;, ne wiu o u.----rlddle,
by showing to the world thai , "out of
strength there eame forth eweetnese," that out
of theoorrupt body of thia defunct lion, there
eame forth, not war, but peace. " .'
And this, ss we understand it, nas ueeu m
purpose of the Secretary In pursuing the prob
lem to its ultimate principles. His aim bae
been, not so much to follow English precedents,
and to conform to English dicta and decisions,
for determining this Individual case, aa to seize
the opportunity for declaring onr own Amerloan
system, whose principles are to determine, not
only the present, but every future oase of like
kind. And (we repeat tt), If the Seoretary
shall have accomplished this, and shall be there
in instrumental in settling those vague notions
and vexed questions in International law that,
by tbeir very vagueness, oonlinnally tend to engender
International disputes, and are alwaye
nrnlifio of wars. then. out of this occurrence and
in this disposal of the worthless carcasses of
these two rebel misereants, wr. oewara win
have rendered ft boon to mankind., .
Tbe longer possession of tbe persons of those
prisoners wai not of a pin'a value to the nation,
exoept that tbeir liberation or surrender effect
ed the nation'a honor and abstract rights upon
the oceaj. Tbe efficiency of their European
mission has been completely exhausted by tbe
clroumstanoes; and by their continued incarcera
tion in Fort Warren, they would have rendered
a greater servioe to the rebels, before European
Courts, than their personal presence at St. James
or 8t. Cloud can ever accomplish. 4
But, even tbla consideration we would hold
valueless if, in their surrender, we eurrendeied
an iota of our national rights or oar national
honor. And tbe Secretary baa evidently welsh
ed this matter, not In the English, but In tbe
American scales. For, we deem It evident,
that, tried bv British precept and example.
Cant. Wilkes did no more than their precepts
and examples would justify. Bat, Mr. How
ard's argument shows tbat he bas tested tbe
act by tbe principles of the system that tbe
American Government haa claimed, even from
Its foundation. And if he is oorreot In this,
then he bas given to tbe world ft sublime ex
ample of tbe rectitude of our American Sjstem,
as well as our fidelity to tbe observance of Its
principles. , - '
These piinoiples, tbat Mr. Seward and tbe
Administration wouia tnus solemnly enunciate
and sublimely exemplify, were annouooed as
aarlv aa 1781. while tbe war cloud of tbe Revo
lution yet bovered upon our national boiizon.
Mr. Jefferson tells us that, during tbat year,
when be with Adams and Franklin were at
Paris as American Commissioners for negoti
atine a treaty of peace with Great Britain, Dr,
Franklin proposed to insert a clause exempting
from seizure by eitber belligerent, wnenat war
all unarmed merchant vessels, and cirroes, em
cloved in lawful commerce between nations.
This England refused, This' was tbe first devel
opment ot the American system on the basis
tbat a free fag makct tree car goce. But England
held that the character of ships and cargoef
lowed the owner, and not tbe bottom; and, there
fore, maintained ber prescriptive right or search
and seizure. Into the proposition under this
system thus submitted by these uimmtssionen,
Prussia, Denmark and Tuscany entered, and
Portugal subsequently loiiowed.
In addition to Ibe instructions alluded to by
Mr. Seward as in 1804, Mr. Jefferson's lotter to
Mr. Livingstone, dated September 9tb, 1801, is
also a masterly development and defense of this
dootrioe ot international law. Air. Jefferson
says: "It is now urged, and I think with great
annearanoe of reason, that thit ii the genuine
principle dictated by national morality.
"On an element wnicn nature naa not subjected
to the jurisdiction ot any particular nation, but
bas made common to ail for tbe purpose to wblcb
It is fitted. It would seem tbat tno particular
portion of It wbioh happens to be occupied by
the vessel of any nation, in the oourse of its
voyage, ls,or the moment, the exclusive property of
that nation, and, witn the vessel, is exempt irom
Intrusion by any other, and from its jurisdiction,
as much aa if It were lying in the harbor oi its
Two Hundred Horses and One Thousand
Sets of Harness Burned.
On Thursday evening, 25th Inst., about seven
o'clock, fire broke out lu tbe Government sta
bles, on Twenty-second street, between F and
G streets, in Washington, and In an hour snd
a half the whole of the stables, ten in number,
were either destroyed by fire or bad been
pulled down. Tbe fire first made its appear
anoe on tbe south range of stables, and, there
being ft strong southerly wind, the flames made
such a rapid headway that It was Impossible to
arrest them. Tbe firemen were promptly on
band, but owing to the scarcity of water, were
unable to accomplish anything beyond prevent
ing tbe spread of the flames to the surrounding
buildings. Tbe stables covered about four acres
of ground and contained at the time the fire
broke out about two thousand horses, of wblob
all were Eot out except those in the long center
stable on Twenty-second street, numbering
about two hundred, some or tne Dorses wnion
esoaped were so badly burned tbat tbey died,
and others had to be killed.
The total number lost is estimated at from
two hundred and fifty to three hundred. Al an
early stage of the fire, Captain Dudley's bat
talion of regulars came up and did good ser
vice In pulling down several of tbe shade and
thus preventing many more horses from being
In addition to tbe stables and horses destroy
ed there were more tban thousand seta of
harneta lost. The total loas cannot fall abort
ot 1 100.000. Tbe fire Is stated to have oriel
oated from the dropping of a lantern in one of
tbe bay bins. Una statement is tbat the Ian
tern was kicked Irom tbe hands of one of the men
by a horse
The horses tbat were liberated went dashing
about the streets frantioally, endangering tbe
lives of nassersi and one citizen waa run over
and killed near the National ' Hotel. There
were no stores or forage In the sheds, the feed
of tbe horses being taken there morning and
evening In wagons.
Late Southern News.
FRIGHTENED AT NEW ORLEANS.
[Special Dispatch to the Memphis Appeal.]
Ntw Oslzans, Saturday, Dee. 14. The True
Delta haa Just received intelligence Irom an un
questionable souroe, that over eight thousand
f ederal troops nave maae a . lanaing on onip
Island- - This advance detachment ia under the
command of General Butler.- .
Information bas also been received tbat ft
large additional force is hourly expected at that
point. .:- -
The programme is announced to be to land
the Iroops on the Mississippi eoast, and march
to Mobile, while the naval force will endeavor
to effect passage past Fo t Morgan into Mo
bile Biy. In tbe event of success in this more
ment, a aimultanena attack by land and sea is
expected to be made. , .
THE BLOCKADE AND COTTON.
In ita "Talk on Change" tbe Delta of the
13th says: '"'
Tcerewes some talk about tbe euggestlon
and aotion of the Governor in regard to tbe ad.
mission of cotton to tbe extent of 10 per cent.,
or one-tenth of the crop, which, of oourse, em
braces Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas,
and Louisiana. It Is tbe general impression
that tha blockade of the mouths or tbe Missis-,
sippi can be avoided, particularly if few reso
lute iJrtllsn steamers auuuiu nsppcu to ue id tue
vicinity; and it Is not unreasonable to say tbat
200,000 bales of cotton can be taken care of la our
city with great ease, tbat Is, money can bs re
alized on that quantity. There are $30,000,000
now ' on deposit In ' the banks oi this
city. One-half of tbe amount ean be available
for tne use ot tne ooitou interest; oat mat sum
will not be required. Four millions and half
of dollars la tbe outside estimate tbat will be
required from our banks, which they will, we
verily believe, furnish. Of oourse it is taken
Into consideration tbat the cotton Interest of
Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas la one and
the aame. There is no question but what the
requisite means for the benefit of tbe cotton In
terest will be realized. r. .' ''!';
Ttioa aril a tarrthla flra the moat deatmfi.
tl.. .tna 1Rinat Anta-arflJ Ttnlolnm. nn tha
night of December 2d. J Tbe total lose of pro-
. . - . r ... an nnn nm - tr a..
perty is estimstea at s,uvu,uuv. a wvuiyure
men were killed by falling buildings.
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" MS P. M,
. f , '- . 0..W. Buitb, Agent.
Council PaooEEnmaa. Tbe City Counoil met
last evening President Donaldson in the chair,
Minutes of last evening read and approved.,
THE SOUTH STREET GRADE.
Mr. Staurlng presented tbe remonstrance of
property owners on both sides of Friend and
Scioto streets against cutting down the grade of
South street more than four feet, where it cross
es the west line of Soioto street. Referred to
Fifth Ward Committee.
Messrs- Wilson. Butler and Douty were add'
ed to the committee on the grade of South street
and South Pnbllo Lane.
PAYMENT OF WM. VOSWINKLE.
Mr. Douty, from tbe committee on the Fire
Department, reported in reference to an unset
tled matter between tbe City and Wm. voswln
kle in regard to the oonstruotlon of sewers, that
there was balauue due bim of $344, and re
commended tbat It be paid. Tne report was
ASSESSMENT ORDINANCES PASSED.
To assess ft special lax of $1.19 on each foot
front of tbe real estate on the east side of Scioto
street, from a point sixty-two and a half feet
north of Noble street to Friend street.
To assess ft special tax of $364.06 on the
west half of la-lot No. 79, on Mound street
between Soioto street and Martin alley.
To assess a special tax of 80 cents on each
foot front of the real estate on the north aide
o. Mound street from Scioto street to tbe
ELECTION OF CITY SCHOOL EXAMINERS.
On motion of Mr. Battles, tbe Council went
Into the election of three School Examiners for
tbe City. Tbe following gentlemen wera unan
Imoutly ohosen: Henry T. Fay, James H
Smith, and F.J. Matthews, to serve respectively
until the first Monday In April, 1862, 1863 and
HT Oar readers will doubtless be obliged to
us for calling their attention to the fact tbat C
Eberly ol Co , on the Southeast corner of High
and Friend streets, are selling fine stock of
dry goods, boots and shoes at cost, and even
below New York prices. -
Do not fall to oall and get good bargains
before tbe goods are all gone. Now's the time
Take It by the forelock.
Mm. Matt Peel's Camhell Minstrels.
Tbe performances of this unrivalled troupe on
Saturday and last evening, at Armory Hall,
drew large and delighted aodienoes. Well did
they answer tbe expectations derived from tbe
praises lavished upon them in all parts of tbe
country, wherever they have manifested their
talen's as Cotk Opera Minstrels. Tbey enchant
the dullest ear by their musio, and by their wit-1
tlclsms force the most stoical into merri
ment Tbe last performances of this distinguished
company will take place at Armory Hall this
afternoon and to-night. No one should miss,
if possible to avoid it, this last treat .
New Publication "The Sdtberlands" is
the title of ft new novel sent as by Messrs,
Randall & Aston, of tbls city, and published
by Mr. Carleton, of New York, surviving part
ner of the firm of Rudd & Carleton. It is
written by the accomplished and popular author
or authoress of "Rutledge." There seems to
be some douot as to which sex the writer belongs,
though we incline to the belief that it is to the
Be this ts It may, we are here presented with
a work which purports to come from the same
souroe as "Rutledge," and yet is in may respects
ft much superior book. It Is it equal la Its
simple, unpretending and forcible style; but Ita
time and teachings are higher and grander,
We predict for it greater popularity than ita
predeceaor obtained. It deserves to take a
high rank among the works that illustrate
American life and manners.
The story carries us back ft hundred years
to 1760. The principal scene is laid in Ulster
county, New York, when tbat State, ft colony
then, bad slaves as well aa all the other British
provinces in America. The plot turns prlnci
pally upon these iooldenta: Warren Sutherland,
the eon of ft deceased English clergyman, and
himself a candidate for holy orders, is enamored
with youug cousin of the Lord of the Manor;
but ehe Is also loved by the Lord himself. Tbe
latter, jealous of young Warren, procures him
an appointment as ft missionary to-New York,
and thus gets bim out of the way. The young
minister is made to believe that tbe Lord's
oousin bad given him up for tbe Lord himself,
and so be resolved to forget her. He arrives
in New York with young sister.
Tbey go to Ulster county, the residence of
their uncle, Ralph Sutherland, a hard, unfeel
ing, worldly-minded man, who gives them a
home to further certain wicked designs of his
own. Tbe description of Ralph Sutherland's
family, and of tbe surrounding country and
people, including Dutch settlers and Yankee
peddlers, and tbe nnaffeoted yet striking por
traiture of the various scenes that transpired
from the opening to tbe close of the story,
warm the feelings without exciting the imagin
atlon to an undue pitch. We read with an
earnest, yet calm Interest, patiently disposed to
wait tbe denouement.
But we will not aotiopate any further what
we think will be tbe verdict of every Intelligent
and candid reader. We will only add that tbe
volume Is beautifully printed and tastefully
bound, and woold make very choice New
Year's present. ' :' .
The Recruiting Headquarters,. It It stated
that the headquarters for tbe recruiting service
having been: ordered by Adjutant-General
Thomas from Camp Chase to Cincinnati
Gov. Deontson protested against tbe change,
and that the order will probably be resoinded,
restoring Camp Chase and requiring ' Major
MoRea to hold forth at Columbus. . "'
BT The order for the consolidation of the
Sixty-first and Fifty second regiments, bas
been rwlnded. " '
CONOREOATIONAI, ASSOCIATION Of CENTRAL
Ohio. An association wai recently formed
with the above name, at Alexandria, onj the
fifth day of thia mouth. There are eight churches
associated la It, namely t Columbus, Columbia,
New Albany, Alexandria, Mt. Vernon, Leek,
Providence, and Olive Green, ,
Deacon L. L. Rice, of Columbus, was chosen
moderator; Rev, Thomas E. Monroe, of Mt.
Vernon, temporary;olerkj and Rev. L. Kelsey,
of Columbus, permanent secretary.'. The "doc
trinal basis" of tbe State Conference of Con
gregational churobes was adopted, and suitable
rales and regulations.
OT According to the Journal, Lloklng oean
ty has about ft thousand men In the field, and
Is ready to aend a ihpusand. more to help whip
England. Seoretary Seward has thrown cold
water on the latter oorner of Old Licking's
(Theatre We were pleased to ice so large
and respeatable an' audlenoe tt this cozy little
establishment last night. Some of our most
fashionable citizens were present, which is the
very best proof of the excellence of the com
pany, and a sure guarantee'?' the success of
. Tbe acting of little Marian Smith as King
Charles the ii was remarkable. The other
characteis were well represented.
The play for to-night is tbe "Factory Girl,"
or "Ail is not Gold that Glitters."
' ST We etepped in yesterday to tbe exquisite
ly and neatly arranged Photograph and Ambro
type Gallery of Meiers. Reeves & Co., over
Blynn's jewelry store on High street. Tbeir
rooms are specially arranged for tbe production
of "Caries de Vitte" in tbe highest style of art.
Among the productions of Messrs. Reeves &
Co. are the "Morning- of Life," "Scene on
Lake Champlain," "Minnie Green," and "Med
itation." which to see Is well worth the time
spent in visiting tbeir rooms. Tbey have a
large assortmentof richly gilt, ebony, rosewood,
and black-walnut photograph frames, just suit
able for New Years gifts. ,
Not a finer holiday present can be made than
something in the photograph or ambrotype line,
and their prioce will suit all varying from fifty
Visitors are welcome at all times, and these
gentlemen take great pleasure in explaining tbe
many beautiful scenes presented to one's view.
Police Court His honor Mayor Thomai
had an unusual number of disagreeable oases
before bim yesterday. Jc'in Clark, arrested
by officer MoCabe, was fined twenty dollars
and costs for keeping - a bouse . of bad re
pute, and in default of payment was locked
np. Three womeD, Inmates of the house, also
arrested by officer McCabe, were fined three dol
lara each and costs, and sent to the lock-np.
Three women who engaged on Sunday ia the
sport of pelting Clark's bouse with stones, hav
ing been arrested by Marshal Thompson and
officers Huffman and Gains, were eaoh fined
three dollars and costs, and sent to tbe station
Hugh O'Donnel, arrested by officer Huffman,
was fined three dollars and costs for drunken
nets and vagrancy, and sent to the chain-gang.
Several other cases were before the Mayor,
but were postponed for trial till another day.
IT The. Forty-filth Regiment, consisting of
three companies and about two hundred and six
ty-five men, arrived at Camp Chase from Cleve
land on Saturday night. It la to be incorporated
with another partly formed regiment the new
organization to be called the Sixty sirenth
Regiment and to be commanded by Col. Busten-
binder and Lieut. Col. Voris.
Manager C. T. KMITH.
fteatre in rector II. int. II KIN.
Treasurer JOHN M.KINNKY,
Hcenic Artist ALLftON IK,
Sixth Bight of the Seaion.
Tuesday, December 31, 1861.
the favorite Drama, In two Aots ot ths
FACTORY i GIRL,
Or, "All is Not Gold that Glitters."
MARIAN SMITH AND ROSA HILL,
In a variety ot Dances.
To oonclude with the
Doors open at 7. Curtain will rise at 7)f.
SCALE Of PRICES. Dress Circle, SO centij Fatal
ly Circle, 25 sects.
Three Nights Only!
Saturday, Monday & Tuesday Eve'gs,
December 2830 and 31, 18G1. '
MRS. MATT PEEL'S
On each' evening will be produced the Burlesque Opera,
Ths bast extravaganza ever placed on the stags.
Doors open at SX. Performance oommencei at "
Admittance SS cants.
Grand Gift Matinaa for schools and families, en Satur
day afternoon, at 2X o'clock.
decSMtd J. T. HUNTLET, Manager.
DR. R0BT. THOMPSON,
Surgeon fc Physician. .
TBKAT8 ALL DISEASES Of TBI ET1.
Offio High Street, North of Broad (No. IS,)
Beilderjos,M. Fourth (Market) Street, near corner
or Bprmi. - i
. Oolumbui, Dec. 80, 18U1. dfcwtf.
DR; J. Wr THOMPSON.
rvmCE ON -HIGH 8TRIET, OVJUl HAYDKN'S
VS IRON STOKE, a few doors North or Broad.
Colombo, Deo. 39, ifCl-dtf
TO THE PUBLIC.
ON AND AFTER THE HI DAT OF
JANUARY. NIXf , w.wlll sell all ou goods, with.
ou t reipoot to parson! or -parties,
For GixaJx Onlyi.
Ths eaih termi now enforced br Kutern Jobbers, Im
parte n, ate., compel this announcement.
7 i BAIN It BOW.
' OrricaorrmiCoLtDiBcitXaiiuR.il. Co. I
Colombo, Deo, 16, lHfll.
mm ITOCKHOLDIRS Of THS COLUMBUS AND
JL Xania Railroad Company an hereby notified Uwt
tha Annual Hasting forha eleeiloa ol Dlrastora to aarv
ths anaalng year, and for other purposes, will be held at
tha offloe of tha Company In Colombo, on Tueaday. tbe
7ib day of January , 1BG3, between tha hour of JO
oo lock A. at. ana o'clock r. m.
OXBOS VAT, Beoretaqr.
FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS,
f v:. ' j , t
S. tf. .uamcs b
NW CLOAK HOUSE,
No. 119 South High Street
From $6.60 to $8,50..
Good Broad-Cloth Cloaks,
From $9 00 to $15 00.
Children's Cloth Cloaks,
From $2.00 to $6 00.
A WELL SELECTED STOCK,
Ranging from $5 00 to' $60.00 .a set.
THE OHIO PENITENTIARY.
Ornct Obio PsmTurriiiy,
Columbus, Dec. 3. 1801. I '
RKALKD Proposals will bs received at tbls otnoe until
VDiniV I. nn.ro llllh. 1889. S o'elOCk P. M., for
furnlihlDg the Institution with
1,500 lbs. Fresh Beef
per week, delivered In tha four qoartart, each wsek, In
...i ntl nn. nn Mnnrlawa WarinMrilLva and VfidaVI,
from January 13th, 1803, to July 13ch, lt-03. Tha Beef
to be of good qualliy; irom came do, woguiiii ie wu
300 lbs. net.
1,500 lbs. Corned Beef
ner week, from Junarv 13th, 1803, to Julv 13th, 1809.
tha beef to be of good quality, clear of knuekl bona
and shanks. Tne quantity to m increasea or uimmunea
bs the Warden may direct.
150 bbls. Mess Fork, 150
bbls. Prime Pork,
to bs put up from corn-fed hogs, and packed with New
zork or Liverpool coarw sail. Biaa wiu pa cafcvuaracu
(nr an birrali. and nowarda.
Also, bids will bs received at the same time, and for
the aama length ot time, for the clear, rough and salt
greaat of the institution.
No bids will be considered unless satlifactory seourlty
for the faithful performance of ths aame accompany
each bid. -
No bids will bs received on ths day of letting.
JOHN A. PRBNTI0B, Warden.
' ' H. X. PAEMJONS,
J. J. WOOD, Directors.
J. J. JANNET, )
ClrclSTllls Union, Newark North American, Delaware
Gazette, Lancaater Oasette, and London Chronicle will
pleas copy till aay, ana sena dims in triplicate, receipt'
ed, to the Warden. i
E. B. ARMSTRONG,
No. 17 East Town Street,
WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALER IN
STOVES AND TIN WARE.
TO A Urge stock ot tha O00D 8 M ABIT AN on
DRY GOO DS,
S, S. E AMES'S
No. 119 South High Street,
PAN BE FOUND A FUtili AND
KJ ehoioe auortmeni or
GLOVES AND HOSIERY, '
HOODS AND NUBIAS,
80NTAGS k SKATING CAPS,
Balmoral & Hoop Skirts,
HATS AND CAPS, w ; ; -
UNDER-SHIRTS & DRAWERS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, .
; . BLANKETS, &c.&o.
; S. S. EAMES, v
119 South High Street. -
Cm jLn - "V-flLO-IU .LlL-t,
TTAS JUST RECEIVED, AND WILL
JUL bs tn dally woetpt, ny xpraas, or
" , PEESH CAN & XEG 0T8XER8;
a.titnAra and lair fiaven." ' Li ' '
Call at Watiner's Oyster and Fruit Depot, No. U Kalt
State etraat. .... ;.ia
C. EDSRLY--& CO:
DRY GOODS AT COST,
IN CONBBQuBMOl 0 fill HIGH PRI0H Ot
Gottoni and the reoent sdvanoa In Dry floods, and
the mirailoa of onr somrtnerahiD. ws will, oa and af
ter the 80th day December, offer our atock of Dry floods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes at oost,r less than New
York wholesale prices, and will continue until ths en-
lift stock iseioeea out. -
The Grocery and Product Business will he continued
In our new balldlng. . .
The Store-room wa now occupy will be for rent, and
poM.eilon given on the Brit day ot April, 1US3, by Cyrus
TheBtore-room Is tl by tt feet tha bulUIng three
storlss high, and attuated an tbe sonthsast corner of
High and friend streets, Columbus, Ohio.
GENTS DOTJBLE.DREASTED "IE.
MNf Undershirts. . , . anv
GENTS' ItlBB'D PIEBINO UNDER.
QAKUINIS. " .'a..-a-
. , . BS1A a Kvni
GENTS SILK CNDEB-SHIBTS AND
-aCISSES't LADIES AND DOTS' ran.
, BINO Drawers.
BAIN at ION.
ENTS KID LINED CLOVES.
PU1 m. BVHI
rpMICOT BEAVEB CLOAKINOS,
X new styles.
BAIN at BON.
OnAKEIt FLANNEL S0IBTS AND
BAIN as SON.
CANTON FLANNEL DBA WEBS FOB
0enti- BAIN c ION.
LADIES'. DOTS AN D MISSES' IttEK
UAin ea evsi.
ENTS' FANCY PLANNEL SHIBTS.
... Bam nun .
SI1IBTINO FLANNELS, PLAIN 4c
GENTS' AND BOYS' SCPEBIOl
SUIBTS and Collars. '
., ... Ain at outi.
THE BALfflOBAL DOOP SKIBT-A
. aaifl ova.
rpJIE IISiriOVADLE CLASP HOOP
BAIN At ION.
EV DELAINES at IS CENTS,
TALUS 80 cents, , .,- fc
ELEGANT CLOTH CLOAKS, AT BE.
. , . OAxa ea nun.
Vf INK COLLARS, OTJTFFS CUFFS,
aVJB IV AVBUIVsf
tl T.J lum
ED, CBIBcle CBADLE I1LANKET8U
au s ses,
. BAIN ac BON
. BAIN St SON. a
HAVING JUST BETCBNED FROfI
New York, I am now prepared to offer to the pnbllo
a moat excellent assortment of GOODS I0B QEMtS
WI AR, such as
CLOTHS, " T
And a general aasorrmsnt of
of therlrhett and neatest styles in tha market: all at
which I am selling at ths OBEAPISI POB8IBL1
EATJSB fOa CABO.
O Special Attention Paid to 1IUI
tarj Officers' Clotnlns;.
Having had long experience In ths Cut and ttanufso.
tare of Offioers' Clothing, I feel confident I can give en
tire satisfaction to all my patrons.
Cor. High and Town Streets,
novltt-if Oolumbui, Ohio.
r QGO trx3. dZ3St
SOUTH HIGH STREET,
, Are now opening a large lot ol
Ladies', Misses' and Children's
F U R S,
Ladies1 Cloth Cloaks,'
Shepbard's Plaid Shawls.
Ladies' Merino Vests & Drawers,
Boys' Merino Shirts & Drawers,
MISSES SUPERIOR LONG EHAWL8.
This firm, having adopted tha Cash system In tha pa
chase and sale of Goods, ar enabled to sell from 151
per cent, less than ether houses under the eredlt system.
HEADLEY, EBEEIY & EICHAHD3,
" 250 AND 252 SOUTH HIGH STREET,
, COLUMBUS, O.
TiEPEtLAWT OB WATKR-PBOOP
rij CLOAK CLOTHS. Also, othar makee of Bprlnf
0 loak Clotlia. to all desirable mUtarre Hlndtoira, Xae.
sslaandSuttensloaaatah. ' BAIM As sOAT,
utrtlS Ho. St Sooth Blghateee
- Mo.se, touth High Btajet.