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ntL6ng Jeforo. .the hour armed for proceeding
to businessboth Halls were w 11 filled with
i other with
fling that we
r occasions.
Certainly there was not the slightest open man
ifsjstktlop.oftbat alienation of feeling between
members from i the different lections, which ia
apposed to prevail. '
Thaladias and geotlatMn-Vgalleries of both
Houses were crowded with spectators.
At 'twere "o'clock, the Senate was called to
order by,the Vice President, and the Throne of
Grace addressed by Rev. Dr. Gurley, Chaplain.
After the usual preliminary business, Mr. Cling
man moTedV'rac'eii'of'halfBu hdbrj where
upon Mr. Seward announced that he understood
that the President's animal message would not
be sent in to-day, and mored an adjournment;
which, was carried the Senate hating been in
session about one hour.
The House was called to order at the same
hour by Mr. Speaker Pennington, when a fer
vent and eloquent prayer was offered up by
Rev. Mr. Stockton, Chaplain. The roll was
then called by States, and one hundred and
ninety-five members answered to their names.
Alt the South Carolina members answered, ex
cept, Mr. Miles, who is said to "be on his way.
Only one member from Mississippi, (Mr. Sin
gleton,) and one from Louisiana, (Mr. Bou
ligny,) answered, nor did either of the Repre
sentatives from Texas answer. There is no
raason to suppose, however, that any of the ab
sentees contemplate remaining absent.
Members then selected their seats by lot ;
after which, without transacting any other busi
ness, the House adjourned.
It may now be regarded as certain, that the
responsibility of dealing with open rebellion on
the part of at least one of the States of this
Union, is not to be reserved for Mr. Lincoln's
administration. South Carolina will, beyond
doubt, precipitate that responsibility upon Mr.
Buchanan's administration, more than two
months prior to tho expiration of his term of
The great question, therefore, which now im
mediately challenges the solicitude of every
American citizen, is not, " What will Mr. Lin
coln do?" but, "What will Mr. Buchanan
In less than three weeks from this time,
South Carolina will have solemnly declared
herself out of the Union, and have assumed the
position, towards the United States, of an in
dependent foreign Government. Unless she is
to assume a position inconceivably ridiculous,
she must resist all Federal interference with
Vessels entering or departing from her harbors,
and take possession (or attempt to do so) of
aU United States military posts within her juris
diction. While assuming to be an independ
ent, foreign 'Power, she will make herself the
laughing stock 'of the civilized world, if she
permits, without forcible opposition, the United
States authorities to collect duties from vessels
entering Charleston -harbor, or United States
troops to hold possession of Fort Moultrie. No
one will do her the injustice to imagine that
she could put herself in this ridiculous position
before) the world.
Iu the face of this moral certainty that South
Carolina will, in less than threa weeks, openly
resist the collection of the Federal revenues
from vessels,, entering the port of Charleston,
and attempt to take forcible possession of Fort
Moultrie, what preparation is the Administra
tion .making to meet toe emergency? Have
any troops been ordered to Fort Moultrie o
defend it against the threatened attack, or has
a single naval vessel been ordered to the port
of Charleston, to aid in the enforcement of the
revenue laws'? Does Mr. Buchanan intend to
permit South Carolina to seize the Fort without
an effort to defend it ? Will he permit her to
nullify the? revenue laws, without an effort to
enforce them ? These momentous questions
are now pressing themselves immediately upon
the consideration of the country, and yet bow
many ignore them, and eagerly iuquire, " what
will Mr. Lincpln do ? " We are of the opinion,
that what it will be Mr. Liucoln's duty to do,
will depend very much upon what Mr. Bu
chanan may do, during' the three months
which are to intervene before Mr. Lincoln will
have pOwer to do anything. The responsibility
of meeting the crisis must be assumed by the
present Administration, and the question, how
h will be met, is the question of -absorbing in
terest at this moment It is no less i question,
than whether the present Administration will
concede the right of a State to go out of the
Union, and nullify .'all Federal laws, and take
possession Of all- Federal property within her
jurisdiction, at pleasure.
Mr. Buchanan'sannual message, which we
presume will be delivered to Congress before
this paper goes to press, may throw some light
upon this question, and we await its appear
ance with intense solicitude.
The National Intelligencer of this morning,
in answer to a correspondent who refers to a
rumor that " Mr. Corwin, of Ohio, is negotia
ting for the purchase of that venerablo journal,
with the jntention, of converting it inq the organ
tyrr Lincoln," emphatically denies that there is
any foundation in fact for such rumor, and
says : " We may as well add, that the National
Intelligencer Will never pass from the control
of its present proprietors into any other hands
while life and health last unless, indeed, shar
ing in the common ruin in which unhappily'
political events now threaten to involve all the
interests of this great pquntry, the Intelligence
snail sink yrrtu the reat, and,,lts property pass
through the $ands of Jhe sheriff's officers.
, That day, we trust, is far distant."
The Washington correspondent of the Trib
une, stating that the South Carolina Senators
vfould Pot talto their seats in Congress, afthejr
members,, who seemed, to greet cacti
the umt cordiality and' good fee
hire heretofore- witnessed on simllai
resignation was unqualified, adds, as convinc
ing evidence of the truth of the statement,
that Mr. Hammond had sent to this city for the
accumulated salary dne him. We should like
to know the date tfr wbifch the 'honorable Sen
ator demand! paymctii. -It strikes us as an
other Instance of that inconsistency for which
our South'" Carolina friends have always been
noted ; and we would commend to him and to
others who fulminate against a Union from
which they receive benefit, the rebuke of Baillie
Nicol Jarvie, administered to one of his friends
upon a similar occasion. "Sawney," said the
Baillie, " while ye cat the bread and wear the
claes of a mon, never belittle yonrsel' by call
ing him names. It's ni honest" nor christian?'
Gov. Winslow, of North Carolina, who arrived
in this city on Saturday, in the three o'clock
train from the South, states that he was the only
through passenger on the train. He says ha
asked the conductor on the train what was the
meauing of this. The conductor informed him
that there had been very little travel for some
weeks from the South, and it was diminishing
every day, owing to political troubles.
Thomas Dinsmore, bne the Old Defenders
of Baltimore in 1814, was buried in that city
on Saturday. The deceased was In the eigthty
third year of his age, a native of Ireland, but
resident of Baltimore since his nineteenth
The thirtieth anniversary of the struggle for
Polish independence was celebrated Saturday
evening at the Cooper Institute, New York.
Addresses were delivered and resolutions passed
for the formation of a Polish national society.
The meeting was well attended, and the pro
ceedings enthusiastic.
rujr Annoyances of Married life ; from tho French of Hours,
De BUue. By 0. W. Wright. ". B. Goodrich. At l'hllp
k Solomon's.
Petty annoyances 1 In these days of big an
noyances, bank suspensions, no discounts, cot
ton dull, wheat falling, floor unkneaded any
where, and no one willing to handle tar, pitch,
or turpentine, it is a comfort to be able to laugh
at something ; and this book will show you your
selves as you are at home, and if you do not
smile at your own folly, you will at that of your
neighbors. We commend this book to all. It
is piquant and interesting throughout, and can
be read to advantage as well as pleasure, if you
carry the moral home.
From the lion. Alfred Rust, member of Con
gress from Arkansas.
I believe, first, that from the adoption of the
Federal Constitution to the present moment,
the Southern people have never had less cause
to complain of our Government and threaten
its overthrow than they now have. If the most
experienced and enlightened statesmen of
other countries could witness the universal pros
perity enjoyed by the people of our own, and at
the same time the fear, it not the conviction,
which is almost as universal that the Govern
ment to which we owe so much of it is on the
brink of disruption, they would be driven to the
conclusion that a- general lunacy had seized
upon the minds of the American people.
I recognise the election of Mr. Lincoln, by
less, perhaps, than one-third of the votes of the
United States, aided by the intrigues of the
Southern disunionists, as no justification for a
thought of revolution. Elected under the forms
of the Constitution, those who would resist or
defeat by force his inauguration would commit
the highest crime known to onr laws.
No one who has read the debates upon the
Constitution and the cotemporary political his
tory of our country will maintain, I presume,
the constitutional right of a State to secede
from the Union. Such a pretension is, in my
opinion, an insult to the memories of the wise
and patriotic sages who framed the Constitu
tion. Our first remedy, under a Federal ag
gression, as in the case of the Missouri Com
promise, which was pronounced by the Su
preme Court of the United States as a nullity,
is an appeal to this same court. This failing
us, our only resort is revolution. To do this,
whenever an aggression is attempted by the
Federal Government, I am ready to commit
Whatever moral influence I may be able to
exert will be in favor of the inauguration of the
elected President, and the enforcement of the
constitutional laws of the United States after
his election.
In conclusion, I will say that all I am, and
have, and hope for, are identified with my
adopted State, and I am ready to involve them
in her destinies.
I believe that if the opinions and wishes of
nine tenths of the people of Arkansas are re
flected by her representatives at Little Rock
and in Washington, her course in the present
political crisis will be temperate and conserva
tive. If I should be mistaken, and, in opposi
tion to my humble but honest and earnest
counsels and remonstrances, her action, through
ber constituted authorities, carrvinz out the
will of her people, should be different, I will
yield to it a mournful acquiescence.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. Rubt.
The Brio Minnie Scuiffer. Boston, Nov.
30. The British Government, through the
Consul at this port, has presented Capt Wilson,
of the Minnie Schiffer, with a valuable gold
chronometer ; Mr. Conmonton. the mate, with
a telescope) and $10 to each of the crew.
Also, a liberal compensation is made for the
demurrage and subsistence of the crew and
passengers of the Connaught.
I. 0. E. M.
THE late members of Mohawk and Osage
Tribes of the Improved Order of Red Men
are requested to meet at Temperance Hall on
Wednesday, the 5th December, at 7 o'clock. A
communication from the O. O. W. S. will be
submitted for their consideration, dec 3 3t
Bathing Sponges, Velvet Sponges, Bath
Brown Windsor Soap, Honey Soaps.
Lubin's Soaps and Extracts.
Genuine German Cologne, all sizes, wick
ers and plain battles.
Bazin's Soaps and Extracts.
Phalon's Soaps and Extracts.
Pomades of all kinds.
Hair Tonics, 4c
With a fall assortment of new Perfumery,
Hair Brushes, Combs, Tooth Brushes.
Fresh Medicines, Pure Chemicals, 4o.
Just received at OILMAN'S
New Drug Store, 3S0 Penn. Av.
Congress, Empire, Saratoga, Bedford, Blue
Lick, and White Sulphur Waters, always on
hand, as above. deo3 3t
iiATJiSX tliVHl Xtlfc BUUiil.
eie.OrfealwiJecl.hanksgivjng .day
VrasJ devoutly, obcerted In jthis city. An' im
mense conconrsV assembled; to 'hear Dr. Pal
mer, of tha" Presbyterian. church,'" dellver-his
eloquent and thrilling'' discourse in favor "of
secession, which deeply moved tho people.
Dr. Leacock, of Christ's church, (Episcopal,)
pictured the unchristian aggressions of the
North, and spoke of the hand of God moving
to protect his ordained institutions. Intense
emotion prevailed. - , I
Abblitiiriists are daily Wrested.' There' is
immense excitement, and the secession fecline
Tnomentlyincreaslng. Disunion is "ineritabler
Memphis, Dec. 1. A large and excited mass
meeting was held here last night, when rcsoi
lutions were passed to accept the present as
an irrepressible conflict, calling on the Govern
or to convene tho Legislature, and advocating
a State Convention, and assuring the Southern
States that Tennessee will stand by the action
of a Southern Convention for weal or woe,'
Augusta. Dec. 1. It is understood in bank
circles that all the banks of this city will sua
pent specie payments On Monday.
Savannah, Go., Dec lj Judge Eugenlus
Nisbit, formerly a strong conservative, is now
an advocate of immediate secession.
All the banks in this city suspended to day,
Miltedgcville, Dec. 1. The bank bill passed
by the Legislature authorizes the suspension of
specie payments by the banks, and suspends
sL lj.Mi.1 BhteMAMA n 11 1a aMI Twl
iiic leuai utvwciaua uu oil ueuu) llii ukkkuxuvi
Tallahassee, Fla., Dec. 1, The Legislature
of this State has unanimously passed the bill
calling a State Convention to meet on the 3d
of January.
Richmond, Dec. 2. Governor Letcher, it is
understood, will decline complying with the
reqnest of the clergy of this city that he would
appoint a day for fasting and prayer.
Charleston, Dec. 2. The steamer Keystone
State supplies the place of the steamer Isabel,
and left on Saturday for Havana.
Washington, Dec. 2. Ex-Senator Hammond
has written that he shall not be here, adding
that he has resigned, and the resignation has
been accepted by the Legislature.
On Friday night, another great secession
meeting was held in Charleston, when Mr. Me
minger, the commissioner sent to Virginia
last winter, made a speech. lie counselled
coolness above all things, and said, if an unau
thorized attempt were made to take Fort Moul
trie, tho garrison were in honor bound to de
fend it j but when Carolina, as a retiring part
tier of the Union firm, formally claimed the
forts as her share of assets, then, if not grant
ed, let the Governor say to the young men of
Charleston, "Toke those forts" fwild ap
plause and he doubted not in twenty-four
hOurs they would to in possession of the right
ful owners. Those forts were ceded to the
Government by the State, to protect citizens of
the State. To turn their guns against the peo
ple of one of those States, when acting under
authority of their State, would be treason. He
said he was opposed to undignified haste in se
cession, but supposed that about three days
after the Convention met, secession would be
consummated. All that he conceived was ne
cessary for this end was to repeal the ordi
nance by which the State consented to be a
member of the Union.
Governor Pettus, in his message to the Legis
lature of Mississippi, after enumerating in a
forcibly striking and graphic style the wrongs
of the South, and urging at some length the
right of peaceable secession, advises the ap
pointment of commissioners by the Legisla
ture of bis State, whose duty it shall be to con
sult with the other slave States, not as regards
what is best to be done, but to inform them
what she intends to do. It is tantamount, in
other words, to the recommendation given by
Gov. Moore, of Alabama, to his State, to secede,
and afterward co-operate.
Immediately after the message was received,
a bill was reported and passed unanimously by
both Houses, for the call of a State Conven
tion. The election of delegates will take place,
according to the provisions of the bill, on the
17th day of December, and the Convention is
called for the 7th of January. The times thus
specified correspond very closely with the
dates already designed by Alabama, Georgia,
and South Carolina, for similar purposes. A
proposition has been introduced for the pas
sage of a stay law,
At a late Union meeting in Louisville, the
Hon. James Guthrie, ex-Secretary of the 1 reas
nry, appeared upon the stand, and took a seat
beside tho chairman, and being loudly called
far, made a speech, from which wo extract the
following :
" Should the election of a sectional President
stultify the progress of a country like ours, a
country whose progress is without a parallel in
history? With the election of a single man,
what have we to fear ? A voice, " everything."
I say we have a great deal to fear if we fail to
do our duty. But we have nothing to fear if
we are true to ourselves and to our country, if
we are actuated by the same sentiments that
filled the breasts of our revolutionary sires.
" We have a strong minority of friends in the
free States an array of sympathizers and al
lies, who have gallantly fought our battles, and
now stand in the breach with us. While we
denounce the aggressions of the North, is the
South nothing to blame ? Are our skirts free
from the causes of this impending calamity ?
Has the South presented an unbroken front
wun ner nonnern allies to the enimies? Have
wo allow d tho conservative people to rally to
the support of a conservative man ? We have
much to fear if divided, but nothing to dread
if we nre united. Here, on the south side of
the Ohio, a middle State, with the free States
on the one side and the South upon the other,
what have we to gain out of the Union? and
shall we be driven or forced into antagonism
with either section? We naturally takes sides
with those whose interests are identical with
our own, but we will not fight the battles of
South Carolina while she is safe at home in
bed 1 Cheers."
The Hon. J, M. Mason, of Virginia, has pub
lished a letter, from which the following is. an
extract! ..
" Our honored State has ever maintained
that our Federal system was a confederation of
sovereign Powers, not a consolidation of States
into one peopleand, as a consequence, when
ever n State considered the compact broken,
and in a manner io-endatigerrher 'safety, "such
State stood remitted,'1 as.ln sovereign right, to
determine forlherselt) and under no responsi
bility, save to the opinion, of the civilized world,
both tho mode"aiid measure of redress."
The home organ of Mr. Breckinridge the
Lexineton (Kv.) Statesman considers the
fUnjon. -meetings that areieing held throughout
Kentucky as thesheerest BonsenJelnthe world.
1 her accomplish nothing, " while the vervOov-
-ernme ntiehou rly-rnm bliog away,, and the-
union is in rapid progress oi disintegration."
In the opinion of the Statesman, "the only
hope of the Union rests In the speedy convo
cation of authorized delegates from the fifteen
slaveholding States in joint conference," and
" without its agency, the fate of the Union is as
inevitably sealed in dissolution, as that the 4th
of March rolls round."
lladclijfe, Nov. 21. Gentlemen i I have
just received your dispatch. It is impossible
tor me to comply with your flattering request.
South Carolina will certainly secede from the
Union on the 17th or 18th of December next
She intends to try it fully at all costs. No
more compromise of any sort. She will take
no guaranties, but will go out high and dry
forever. If Georgia will back her, there will
be little or no trouble. I only wish she hud
called her Convention for the day before, and
gone out first. We don't want to lead. We
will gladly give Georgia the lead and all the
honors. Let her put forth her hand and grasp
them. She is, and must be, the Empire State
of the South, and South Carolina will have,
perhaps, a hard time without her sustaining
arm. Your obedient servant,
J. U. Hammond.
Committee of Mass Meeting, Columbus.
The following circular, signed by a large
number of the merchants of Columbus, Georgia,
has been sent to their customers throughout the
country :
"The undersigned, merchants of Columbus,
amid the discord and confusion that are dis
tracting the public mind, politically and com
mercially, beg leave to cypress our adherence
to those principles which alone can sustain us
under the shock. Hence we are utterly opposed
to anything like stay-laws, or any measures hav
ing for their object any release from, or abate
ment of, our obligations as debtors at home or
abroad. Such a step would destroy all credit
abroad, and annul all confidence at home. We
must have good laws, and as sound a currency
as our neighbors, and we will trust to a com.
mon sjmpathy for all else we need."
Warsaw, Mo., Nov. 30. A meeting of the
people of Benton county was held yesterday at
the court-house. A committee was formed for
enrolling a lunteer company, Eighty-five
members were reported. The following resolu
tions were adopted t
Resolved, That we, in common with the peo
ple of the border counties, hail -with feelings of
the greatest satisfaction the prompt and ener
getic action of Governor Stewart in sending
troops to'defend 'the homes and firesides of the
border squatters, at a time when we were wholly
unable to do so ourselves, for want of arms and
Resolved, That we regard it the duty of every
law-abiding citizen' who feels a proper respect
for the supremacy of the laws and regard for
Individual rights, not only to hold himself in
readiness to turn at a moment's warning, but
give all the aid and assistance to the troops
now in the field for our protection.
Resolvedj That when the country is threat
ened, as this is, by a band of bloodthirsty vil
lains, who boldly proclaim their intention not
only to forcibly and illegally take onr property,
bnt who actually hang up, in broad daylight,
in view of their distracted add helpless families,
for'no offence under heaven, our very best citi
zens, and with newly furnished arms from
Northern factories, shipped clandestinely to
Kansas, roam over the country, breaking up all
the peaceful relations of whole settlements, burn
ing out Government officers and sheriffs, and
chasing away all law abiding citizens, that we
feel proud of the course of our Governor, and
also proud to claim the citizen soldiery of St,
Louis, Boonville, and Jefferson, and other mili
tary organizations of our State, as the bulwark
of our safety in time of need.
Resolved, That we are glad that Mr. Bu
chanan has at last seemed to arrive at a proper
sense of his duty by dispatching Gen. Harney
to Southern Kansas, with instructions to take
Montgomery, dead or alive.
Fort Kearney, Dee. 1. The express from
Denver, 27th, passed yesterday, with six pas
sengers, and $4,000 in gold dust
Capt Anderson, witkihis company of dra
goons, returned, without being able to hold an
interview with the Indians, to quiet tho appre
hensions of settlers, express riders, and mail
agents, along the Platte, at the hostile attitude
the Indians have assumed.
The commanding ollicer here has ordered
Captain Steele, with his company of second
infantry, to leave to-morrow for Cotton Wood
Springs, where, it is reported, whole bands of
Arapahoes, Cheyennes, and Sioux, are encamp
ed, to the number of ten or fifteen thousand.
Emboldened by numbers, they annoy travel
lers, and commit both grand and petty larce
nies. It is greatly feared that a general war
will break out.
Toronto. C. W., Dec, 1. The decision in
the extradition case of the fugitive slave and
murderer, Jones, has been still further post
poned for a few days. The court yedterday
was crowded, and much interest was mani
fested in the proceedings. Many colored peo
ple, of both sexes, assembled iu and around
the court-house, ready to rescue the prisoner
in cose the court decided to hand him over to
the United States authorities.
Lebanon, Kg, Dec. 1. Intelligence from
Columbia, in this State, states that fifteen ne
groes and one white man, their leader, have
been hung by the citizens of Burksville, for an
attempted insurrection. No further particulars.
New York, Dec. 1. Tho steamer City of
Baltimore sailed to day, with 200 passengers
and J 2,800 in specie.
Springfield, III., Nov. 30. Yesterday being
Thanksgiving day, quite a number of country
people were in town, and paid their respects to
the President elect Mr. Lincoln, like the rest
of Anglo American mankind, feasted on a roast
turkey, and having special cause to thank his
Maker, attended divine service.
The President elect feels greatly relieved by
the prospect of a peaceable solution of the Kan
sas troubles.
Mr. Stephens's Union speech was read by
Mr. Lincoln with great satisfaction. He is re
ported to have said that the' best item of news
he had received since the 6th of .November, was
that of Mr. Stephens's election la a delegate to
J the Georgia; State Convention.
I I GeorgoG. Fogg, SecTetaf,Oftho National
Keputlican'Executive Committee, was here
yesterday, and had a long private interview
with Mr. Lincoln.
At last a New Yorker has arrived, in the
person of the Hon. Hugh White, ox-member of
Congress from Saratoga district, who reached
here this morning. White, having served si
multaneously with Lincoln wai heartily received
as an old acquaintance.
Norfolk, Dee. 1. A )iaper is being mysteri
ously circulated here fo- some days lor signa
tures. From the source 'here it is said to have
originated, I have no .doubt that something
serious is contemplated Those whose signa
tures are canvassed are chiefly young men who
are skilled in military Uctics, and known to be
thoroughly Southern id feeling. I obtained a
slight clue to the contait of this document! It
is simply a pledge to be ready at moment's
warning to start lor a riven point Richmond,
as I understand ancj thero join a force of
chosen men, who are tc tattle iu the front ranks
in defenco of Southeri rights. It is supposed
that a similar movemont is on foot in every part
of the Slate. It is surmised that this picked
force will visit Washington the day of the in
auguration. This organization is distinct from
the regular military organizations of the State.
.Second Session.
The Senate assembled to-day at 12 M. After
being called to prder by the Vice President, a
fervent prayer was offered by the Chaplain,
Rev. P. 1). Gurley.
Mr. J. D. Bright, of Indiana, Introduced an
order that the Senate inform th4 House of Rep
resentatives that the Senate had assembled,
and were ready to proceed to business.
Hon, William, Bigler introduced a resolution
that a committee of three be appointed to con
fer with a like committee from the House, and
wait upon tho President of the United Slates,
informing him that each House has assembled,
and are ready to receive such communications
as he may be pleased to present
The committee consisted of Messrs. Bigler,
Mason, and Collamcr.
Hon. B. Fitzpatick, of Alabama, moved, that
the hour of meeting be at twelve o'clock, M.,
until further ordered.
Mr. Clingman, of North Carolina, moved
that the Senate take a recess of half an hour.
Mr. W. H. Seward, of New York, moved that
the Senate adjourn, saying that he had been
informed that the President's message wopld
not be received to-day, upon which the Senate
At 12 oVlock tho House was called to order
by Mr. Speaker Pennington.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Stockton, Chaplain,
The roll was then called by States, when, 195
members answered to their names.
On a second calling of the roll, several
other members answered to their names.
On motion of Mr. Stephenson, of Kentucky,
John Y. Brown, of that State, who did not
take his seat at the last session, was Bworn in.
Mr. McKentic, of Pennsylvania, elected to
'fill the -vacancy occasioned by the death of Mr.
SchwarU, ana Mr. Barrett, of Missouri, also
elected to fill a vacancy occasioned by the res
ignation of Mr. Blair, were severally sworn in,
A message was received from the Senate,
announcing that that body bad met and organ
ized, and appointed Messrs. Bigler, Mason, and
Oollamer, members of a joint committee to
call npor the President, and inform him that
both Houses are in session, and ready to re
ceive any communications he may see fit to
Three members of said joint committee were
then appointed on the part of the House, Messrs.
Moorhead of Pennsylvania, Bocock of Vir
ginia, and Adams of Kentucky.
On motion of Mr. Florence, of Pennsylvania,
the hour of opening the House was fixed, for
the present, at twelve o'clock.
Mr. Grow moved to take up the motion to
reconsider the vote by which the Homestead
bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole
on the state of the Union-at last session.
After some conversation, he withdrew the
motion until after the drawing for seats.
On motion of Mr. Sherman, the House then
proceeded to draw for seats iu the usual man
ner. After which, the House adjourned.
Mr. II. O. Reaver is our authorized agent for
Georgetown. Subscriptions and advertisements
for this paper can be left at Barnard's Drug
Store, corner of Bridge and High streets.
1 HEREBY certify that John Lang, of said
county, brought before nie, the subscriber, a
Justice of the Peace In and for said county, this
30th day of November, In the year I860, as a
stray, trespassing upon his enclosures, a dark
chesnut sorrel mare, about 15 hands high, with
a white chin ; had on collar and bridle.
Given under my hand.
The owner of the above-described mare is re
quested to prove property, bay charges, and take
her away. JOHN LANG,
Corner of High and Bridge streets,
dec 3 3t Georgetown, D. O.
No. 108 Bridge street, Georgetown, D. C.
THE subscriber has constantly on band a
a large supply of HOOTS and SHOES, which
will be sold cheap. Persons would do well to
give blm a call before purchasing elsewhere,
No. 506 Elntnth ttrett, bitiolm Ptnmyhania ait
nut and E itreet
ALL kinds of Ladles' Garments, Dresses,
Cloaks, Mantelets, Sack Zouave Jackets,
&c, lie, cut and made to order, by every fash
ion plate, in the latest Paris ana London styles,
at the shortest notice. dec 3 3m
MEM Dress Hats! Dress Hats I
Hl A LL the latest styles for gentle-AHHA-fX
men. Also.ia full supply of
sssllBSBeebe's celebrated New York Dress
Hats, soft and pleasant to the nearer.
Also, a full assortment of sot bats of all col
ors and prices, at
Hat, Cap, and Gent's Furnishing Estab
lishment, 424 Penn. ar,, bet Four-and-a-balfand
Sixth streets,
dec 3 Ot dif
'P'N.advertlser respectfilly Invites the alien
. i, ai)t his friends and the publlo In general
tohlsnewtpckof rffcl, ,
Cloths, b$ilmcrei,' and Vesting!.
n" v always on hand ioods suitable for the
;ea?on'w,Ah he would be, pleased to make up
torde on asnv , Jfa ,i 0ther'esUbJ
llshmcnt In this city. , T-i,,.
E'. M. DREW, Awbt,
0 street, next 'to Bank of Washington.
nor ?a
I HAVE la store Maryland New HAMS, sugar
cured, prepared for family use.
a2li'.jrTUlweB.8isUind Seventh,
nov 20, streets, south side.
SURGEON DENTIST, continues his operations
, a( ,1)18, old stand on Pennsylvania avenue,
one door east of the St, Charles Hotel, where he
will be pleased to have a call frott all persons
desiring anything done in his line of business,
nor 30 i
New No. 1 Mess Mackerel
For tale low by
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
Green Corn, Green Beans',
Green Tomatoes, ITresh Peaches,
Brandy Peaches, Lima Beans,
French Peas, Asparagus,
Mushrooms, Capers and Olive.
Olives Stuffed In Oil. Spanish do.
New Raisins, Almonds,
Dates, Prunes, Figs, &o.
For sale low by
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street
By flit Day, Wtek, or Month, with or without
All RS. M. A. MILLS, having taken and fitted
1VA up, In handsome style, that large and
pleasant house, No. 504 Pennsylvania avenue,
third door east of Third street, between the St
Charles Hotel and Adams's Express Office, near
the Capitol and railroad depot, Is now prepared
to accommodate Transient or Permanent Guests
with pleasant rooms, with or without Board,
nor 26
TUB Daily Globe, containing the proceedings
of the next session of Congress in newspa
per form, and the Congressional Qlobe and Ap
penda, containing them in book form, revised
by the speakers, will be printed by me during
the session to commence on the third of next
For one copy of the Daily Globi until the first
day of next April, $3 ; for one copy of the Con
gressional Qlobe and Appendix during the ses
sion, $3.
The Congrtttional Ohbt and Appendix go free
through the mails.
No attention will be paid to any order, unless
the money accompany it
Washington City, Oct 18, 1860.
Bookblnderi' '
Corner Indiana avenue'and Second street,
nov 26 Washington, D. O.
CONSEQUENTLY, I shall remain In Wash'
ington, and continue to pursue my occu
PAINTING. Gilding in all its branches. Old
Glazing promptly attended to. Painting and
Ornamenting Cottage Furniture In the best
style. I also call attention to the Fainting of
Roofs and Brick Walls.
All of the above I will do as cheap as the
cheapest. I therefore solicit the patronage of
mj friends and fellow citizens of the District
Punctuality strictly observed, and work done In
the best manner.
You will please mind your stops, and stop at
M. T. PARKER'S Painting Establishment, No. 53 1
53 11 63 II I Louisiana avenue, north slie, be
tween Sixth and Seventh streets.
P. S. Signs put up free of charge, as usual.
nov 28
Faints, Oils, and Window Glass.
LEWIS'S pure White Lead.
French Zinc, pure.
Sterling White Lead, In tins, at $1 and $2 each.
Linseed Oil.
Turpentine, Litharge.
Chrome, Green and Yellow.
Ochre, Red and Yellow.
Red Lead, Fire-Proof Paint.
Window Glass, all sizes, and Putty.
For sale very low for cash, by
nov 26 tawlm No. 375 Penn. avenue.
THE subscriber has the pleasure of informing
his lriends and former customers that he Is
engaged in the Boot and Shoe manufacturing
business, with an entire new stock, such as
Melles' Irencb Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers, Pumps,
4c, with a superior stock of Lemoinea' French
Calf-skins, and all other materials for the manu
facture ol Qentlemen's fine Boots and Shoes, pur
chased for Cash, and will be made up by the
best workmen, and sold at the Lowest Cash
rnces,for Cash only.
To my former patrons, it Is useless to say any
thing of my qualifications for the business I havo
again embarked in. To them, and the publlo
generally, I will only say, I can at all times be
found at home, and ready to wait on them. The
one-price rule will be strictly adhered to. Give
me a call. JOHN MILLS, Agent,
Fashionable Boot and Shoe-maker, No.
504 Pennsylvania avenue, between the
St. Charles Hotel and Adams's Ex
press Office, formerly under Brown's
P. S. I have no interest In, or connection with,
any otber store than the one I am in, No. 604
Pennsylvania avenue. J. M.
nov 26
Are preferred above all others.
. . re preferred above all others.
Are preferred above all others.
MSf For reasons why, see advertisement In
another column.tSJ
AT JANNEY'S, 348 Pennsylvania avenue.
Young Ladles in attendance.
Dealers in Coal, Wood, lime, and Sand.
OFFICI5 south side of Pennsylvania avenue,
between Third and Four-and-a-half streets.
Wharf and Mill, Tour-and-a-half street and
Every variety of Coal, Wood, Lime, and Sand,
or the best qualities, Including Stove and Kin
dllng Wood, constantly on band. nov 26

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