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VOL. VI—NO. 850.
f, omm-.ltcc of Arbitration for month of Xoi'rmber.
ffiflitttag aftb Commercial scirieto.
IHI.TLMOKK. Nov. 17, 1860.
The fueling in relation to financial affairs has been less
cheerful and hopeful to-day, than it was on yesterday and
the day previous, although we have no positive change
to note iu the condition of the money market.—
The indications of returning confidence are how
ever less apparent, and the general aspect of mone
tary affairs is decidedly gloomy again. It has for
several days past been nearly impossible to effect
negotiations of loans on the street, even at fabu
lously high rates of interest, and it has perhaps not been
more difficult to sell paper to-day than it was on yester
day or the day previous. There are some occasional pur.
chasers of strictly first class paper still to be found at 1*
Gi 1 *4 per cent, per month, but no large amount could be
placed even at these rates; and any other description of
paper is altogether unsaleable. A great part of the means
of many of the parties who are usually purchasers of pa
per, are locked up in loans upon Railroad and other
stocks, which they find it difficult and in some cases im
possible to realize on at this time, and much of the finan
cial trouble which has been experienced here during the
past week has proceeded from this cause. The banks are
we believe generally disposed to do all they can
to aid their customers and the community in
the present emergency, and they are discounting
as much as they can, consistently with their own safety.
The advices from New York to day were very discour
aging. All the stocks on the list declined heavily, and
the decline in State stocks was fully as great as in any
of the others. At the Stock Board here the feeling was
also very ' blue," and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, in
which tliere was a large business done, broke down $2
per share. The arrangement made a few days since, by
which 6,000 shares of this stock, which had been hypothe
cated to various parties, was to be retired from the
market, has failed to bo consummated, and the decline
to-day was occasioned by the fact that a large part of this
stock was peremptorily ordered to be sold bv the holders.
The sales of Baltimore and Uliio Railroad at the Board,
none of which were on time, reached 1,470 shares. It
opened at $56, but dropped subsequently down to sss*,
and advanced again, the closing sales being made at ss6*
(5:56, but after the Board there were 670 sold at $56 cash,
making the total sales of this stock to-day 2,040 shares.—
Northern Central Railway dropped off to-day $1 per share,
900 shares of it being sold at sl4 cash. It closed
at sl4 bid, sls asked regular way. Canton Co. brought
about the same price as on yesterday, 100 shares of it
being sold at sl4 *@ls cash. In Railroad bonds there
was but little done, and the market for them was heavy-
Sales were made of SI,OOO Northern Central 1885's at 58'
which is a decline of * per cent, on the last sale, and
SB3O Baltimore and Ohio 1862'5, the extra dividend bonds
at 55. Northern Central 1885's closed at 57* bid, 58 asked*
and Baltimord and Ohio 1885's at 80 bid, 82 asked. In
City 6's there was some movement, but the market for
them was heavy. Sales were made of $4,847 1875's at
95, and of $6,200 1890's at 90*@96*, the closing sales
being made at the latter figure. The Mining stocks were
generally heavy and in Guilford there was a large de
cline. A lot of 25 shares sold at the opening at 90 cts 1
but 1,000 shares were sold subsequently at 75 cts., and it
closed at only 60 cts. bid regular way. For Springfield
prices continue to be pretty well maintained. Sales were '■
made to day of 2,300 shares at $2.05 buyer 60 days, and
[email protected] cash, and it closed at .$1.90 bid. $1.95 asked
regular way. There were sales also of 200 shares Silver
I alley at 05 cts., 1,400 shares Consolidated at 40 cts., and
500 shares Deep River at 30 cts. cash. Gardner Ilil]
closed without sales at s3# bid, s4# asked regular way
SATURDAY, November 17,1860.
Bait. 6's, 75-95 . lOOshs. 8.&0.R opg—s6
2400 " " *9o—96* 50 shs Canton Co. —l4*
3800 " 44 *9o—96* 50 14 44 —ls
830 B. * O. RR. bds. 1000 shs. Springfield
. „ '62—55 Mining Co. —1.95
1000 N C RR. bds., 500 44 " b60—2.05
'85—58 200 4 * 44 1.90
400 shs. X. C. R. It.-14 25 shs. Guilford M.
190 44 " b3—l4 Co. —9O
400 44 44 —l4 1000 - 44 75
50shs.B kO R jcash—s6 200 shs. Silver Valley
6-0 " °PS —59 i Mining Co. —.65
1( r )0 " '* opg—ss*i 1100 shs. N. C. Con.
oJJ " 44 cash—ss* M. Co —.40
44 44 opg—ss*l 500 shs. Deep River
!,'U? " 44 opg—so* ; Min. Co. —.30
200 44 cash—so I
570 shs. B. & O. RR. c&p—s6
I hrough W ILLIAM FISIIER k SON, Stock and Bill Brokers.
No. 22 South street.
Ist Board 2d Board.
\ irginia 6 s 00
Missouri 6"s (J9 gq
Illinois Central honds 00 oo
Canton Company, 14 oo
Erie Railroad 27 27 K
New York Central Railroad 70# 72*
Reading Railroad.... 33* 33
Panama Railroad 00 00
Cleveland and Toledo Railroad 25* 0J
Michigan Southern Railroad 12* 00
Cumberland Coal 00 00
Hariem Railroad 00 14*
Galena and Chicago 00 58
Michigan Southern, guaranteed 28# 00
Rock Island Railroad 51* 00
heavy, heavy
The New 1 ork Foft of Saturcls y evening, says:
The stock market has undergone an important decline
to day, though at the close there is a rally from t .e low
points touched. The hraviost depreciation was in the
State stocks, these falling 3to a under moderate sales.
The decline in Virginias is equal to 7 per cent- They
close offered at 73 with 75 bid. Missouris fell to 69, but
were in demand at that price. Tennessee., touched 75.
Ohio6's of ISO 9 are 95 bid ICOX asked. There is consid
erable scarcity of New York Central and Kriecertilicites,
and the price of these improved as the time for making
the deliveries of the day approached. Central sold at
71 x. and Erie at 27>j. Galena and Chicago closes at
SSX. Toledo 26. Illinois Central is offered at 57, Rock
Island at 52. The quotations of United States stocks are
as follows: the sixes of 1862 offered at 102; the sixes of
1807 at 105, with 102 bid; the fives of 1865 and '74 are of
fered at 99. The bond list is materially lower. The is
sues of the Erie, Illinois Central and Michigan Southern
have declined 2(E£3 per cent.
The money market gives no signs of relief as yet, and
higher rates are paid on paper. First class names range
from lf<£l>4 per cent, a month, and well-known bills at
2@2X per cent. The banks are close and discount very
sparingly. The dead-lock in foreign exchange is arousing
the banks t. the consideration of measures of relief It
is suggested that a number of the largest banks take up
several millions of exchange bills with the hope of facili
taring negotiations, which are now next to impossible.
It is the impression that the removal of such an amount
from the market would at once lesson the pressure. Ex
change at Chicago on New York to-day is unobtainable
at 5 per cent, premium. The quotations of uncurrent
money are about as follows: Virginia 2 '<£3 percent..
North Carolina 5.u;6, South Carolina and Georgia 6|£;lo,
Illinois, Wisconsin and lowa 10, Canada 1.
We see it stated that the Charleston (S. C.) Savings
Institution has determined to take advantage of a clause
in its charter requiring three months' notice before any
sum exceeding three hundred dollars shall he withdrawn
from it. The general condition of financial affairs compels
the institution, in self-defence, to use and apply a provi
sion intended for the benefit of ail depositors, and to pro
tect them against their own needless apprehensions
The Express says;
There is a panic in State stocks, with a fall of five per
cent, in Missouri and Tennessee 6's—the former heing
quoted at 07, and the latter 75, against 72 and 80 yester
day. Virginia 6's are also lower. Tc-day, the impres
sion is general that the bank ofiicials of Illinois and Wis
consin will call upon the banks for more security. This
was not done in 1557. when "the panic" was suffered to
run its course without any such interference with the
banks. If tlte banks of the West attempt to send bonds
here for sale, their sale is not probable, from the fact that
they are held by the bank department for more than thev
can now be sold for. If there should be a run upon West
ern bunks for redemption of circulation, it would be diffi
cult to meet the run, and they must go into liquidation
In money there is no change to note for the better On
call, borrowers, with good collaterals, are supplied at 7
percent. The pressure is chielly upon commercial bills
which cannot be used, at exorbitant rates, commencing at
1 per cent, for the best, and running to 3 per cent, for
names, which a few weeks ago sold at 8 percent, per an
num. The banks, as a whole, are inclined to do every
thing in their power, but their means are restricted.—
There is a steady pressure for discounts bv merchants de
siring to buy sterling bills at their present tempting rates
—but instead of offering short bills from their pocket
books, new paper is made,and April and May bills offered
as collateral.
Leading buyers of outside sterling bills are for the
most part full, and it is stated that names which in ordi
nary times go at si under leading city drawers bills
have sold as low as 100. At present sterling bills are al
most useless, and no change in money can be looked for
until business in this direction gets into its usual chan
nels. To be sure, these bills can be sent forward for col
lection and gold imported, but this imr'ues costly delay
in the movement of produce.
The appearanceof the money market is unsatisfactory,
and the want of confidence is wide spread. The political
agitation of the South has reacted with fatal effect upon
business with that section, and there is a severe money
pressure of which no one pretends to see the end. The
Corn Exchange is no better off than that class of mer
chants affected by cotton, and November, 1860, promises
to lie remembered in commercial circles as freshly as the
crisis of 1857.
A proposition war made this morning by several banks
to discount one million of dollars or sixty day bills of
Brown Brothers ,k Co., the proceeds to be used by the
latter in tho purchase of Sterling bills drawn against
produce now useless from want of purchasers of Sterling
bills. We do not hear that the movement has been suc
cessful, and can only say that the Manhattan Co. has
agreed to take its share, and that the Merchants' is favor
ably disposed.
The Philadelphia Bulletin of Saturday evening says:
There was more excitement and more of a "panic" at
the Stock Board this morning than has prevailed any day
sir.ee the election. The unfavorable telegraphic accounts
from New York, and the pressure in monetary-affairs
tialiened everything on the list. Reading Railroad declin
ed 1, from the highest figure realized yesterday, and
closed unsettled. Little Schuylkill Railroad fell off 2.
Prices of the better class securities are also affected by
these sudden and violent fluctuations. State Fives reced
ed S , City Sixes V, Lehigh Navigation V, Harrisborg
Railroad V, and Preen and Coates Streets Passenger
Railway V. Bank stocks could only be sold at a material
concession, and for all Passenger Railway securities pri
ces are entirely nominal.
There was unusual pressure in the money market this
morning—all borrowers and but few lenders. First class
short paper was done at rates varying from 9 to 18 per
cent .according to the necessities of the parties concerned.
Capitalists are more timid than ever, and the banks are
fortifying themselves for any emergency which may arise.
Business in many departments is at a stand, and in
breadstuffs, grcoeries, provisions, cotton and naval stores,
there is but a very meagre trade doing At the close
things looked rather "blue, particularly for stock spec
ulators. '
The Chicago Tribune, of the 15th, says:
The money market remains exceedingly unsettled. Alt
the reliable produce bills that oiler are promptly taken;
but very few of the banks have sold exchange to-day at
any price. Three, perhaps four houses, sold sparingly to
best customers, at three per cent, premium, and in the
afternoon vre heard of one that conceded per cent in a
few cases, bat the general rule of the day was not to sell
on any terms. As several of those refusing to sell were
among our largest houses, considerable inconvenience be
gan to be felt. So one, of course, can predict what turn
events may take, but we see no reason to change the
opinion expressed yesterday morning, that the "flurrv"
cannot last long. A majority of bankers, however, seem
determined to wait for future developments. Buying
rates of Exchange were nominal. About 2 percent.,' and
in some cases 2)4 (u 3)4 were the figures. The supply of
gold in town is exceedingly limited, and of course there
are no settled rules. Three to five per cent, were paid.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 1860
COFFEE—There has been no movement in Coffee to
day The-'Wheatland" has not yet come up, and there
is consequently no stock here. We refer to Messrs White
A Elder s circular which we publish below for quotations
but we would remark that they are not based upon sales'
and that they are therefore altogether nominal. '
Stock of Rio Coffee. November 10th 400 bags
Received since per bark "Wheatland" 6,C00 "
Stock of Rio this day 7,000
REMARKS. —In the absence of supplies from Rio, the
past week lias been unusually quiet and no transactions
to report. The samples of the "Wheatland's" cargo, just
arrived, have not yet appeared on sale to test the real
state of the market. We note the usual inquiry for the
better grades of Rio. We quote prime Rio at 14,34 to 15
ct., fair to good 14 to 1414. ordinary 13 to 13K, Java 17
to 18. Laguayra 16 to 15j4.
. ... „ WHITE & ELDER,
Baltimore, Not, 17th, 1860. Coffee Broken.
j FLOUR.— I There was some movement to day in Flour,
l but the feeling in the market was quite depressed, and in
I Howard Street and Ohio Supera further decline of 12%
els, ,per bbl. was established. Sales were reported on
'Change 0f450 bbls Ohio cut Extra, lined and free on
I board ,at $5.25 , 250 bbls. Ohio Super at $5.12)5, and 800
bbls. Howard Street do. also at $5.12.% per bbl., and we
quote both descriptions as closing dull at this figure.—
In City Mills Super there was nothing done. Some sales
could however have been made at $5.25 on time, but not
more than $5 per bbl. cash, could have been obtained for
it. There were however no cash purchasers for this des
cription to day, and none of the holders were dis
posed to sell on time. Extra Flour continues dull and
heavy, but we still quote it as follows, viz : at $5.62,
5.75 for Ohio, $5,75 for Howard Street, and $5.75@6 per
bbl. for standard City Mills. There is however'none
selling and. the quotations are altogether nominal.
FAMILY FLOUR. —Welch's Family is still selling by the
dray load at s'.'. and the best brands of Baltimore ground
at $8 per bbl., but Ohio and Howard Street Family
may be quoted to day at [email protected] per bbl.
HYE FLOUR ANDCORN MF.AL, —We still quote Rye Flour
at [email protected]%, and Corn Meal at [email protected]% for
Baltimore, and;s3.G2% per bbl for Brandy wine, but there
is very little doing in either of these articles.
GRAIN.—The Grain market was dull and very heavy
this morning. The receipts Were light, the offerings at
the Corn Exchange of all descriptions amounting to only
about 25,000 bushels, but they were considerably in ex
cess of the demand. For Wheat, of which there were
about 8,000 bushels offered, there was some little inquiry,
but prices for it were much lower than they were a day
or two since. Red ranged at from 120 to 130 cts. for good
to prime, and white at from 120 to 130 cts. for medium to
fair, and 140 to 155 cts. for good to choice, but both de
scriptions closed dull and very heavy. In Corn, the re
ceipts'of which reached about 9,000 bushels, there was
very little done. One or two lots of new white were sold
at 55@G2, and we heard of one or two sales of old yellow
at 69 cts , but no old white was sold so far as we could
learn. Prime was held at 75 cts., but some very good lots
were offered at 70 cts. without finding buyers. For prime
old yellow 70 cts. was asked, but there were 110 buyers
at this figure. Oats sold to-day at 31@33 cts. for Mary
land, and 35@36 cts. fir Pennsylvania, and we quote Rye
at 72{a;74 cts. for Maryland, and 80 cts. for Pennsylvania.
There were some 7,500 bushels Oats at market, hut of Rye
there were only one cr two small lots received.
MOLASSES. —There is nothing whatever doing in Mo
lasses, but we still quote as follows, viz: Cuba at 23@24
cts. for good clayed, and 26@28 cts. for Muscovado;
English Island at 24@32 cts.; Porto Rico at 30@37 cts.;
and New Orleans at 47@49 cts. The quotations are how
ever altogether nominal.
PROVISIONS.—The Provision market continues <1 ull
and heavy. There are some small sales of Bnoon mak
ing, but beyond this there is nothing whatever doing.
The sales of Bacon are making, at 9# cts. for Shoul
deni " i 11M cts. tor Sides, the** figures could
not be obtained for any large lots. The stock here
is light, but it is fully equal to the demand. There
is no Bulk Meat here, and we car give no quota
tions for it. Lard may be quoted at 12 cts for
new City rendered, but there is no Western here. Mess
Pork is held at $19.50, and we quote Beef nominal at sll
@l2 for Baltimare packed No. 1, and sl3(a}l4 per bbl. for
do. Mess. Western Beef can however be had at consider
ably lower rates.
RICE.—We quote Rice as before at 4,%@4% cts. for
good to prime new crop. There is a moderate demand
for it and some sales are making within the above range.
SUGARS.—For Sugars there is still very little inquiry,
and nothing whatever has Deen done in them to-day so
far as we have heard. The market exhibits no new fea
tures, and we still quote as follows, viz.: at s6;aj6 25 for
refining grades Cuba and English island; [email protected] for
grocery qualities Cuba; [email protected] for refining grades
I'orto Rico; $6 75(557.50 for common to good fair grocery
do., and $7.75(a18.56 for good to prime do.
SALT.—SaIt is quiet, but the quotations for Liverpool
are still as follows, viz ; 100 cts. for Ground Alum, 155
@l6O cts. for Marshall's and Jeffrey & Darcy's fine, and
175@180 cts. per sack for Ashton's do. Turks Island Salt
is selling in lots from store at 25 cts. per bushel, but this
figure could not probably be obtained for a cargo.
SEEDS.—There was nothing done this morning in Clo
versecd, and the market for it was perceptibly weaker
than on yesterday. We quote it to-day at [email protected]%
per bushel for good to prime, although some parties still
ask $6.50 for prime. Buyers evidently look for a decline,
and they are therefore holding off Timothy Seed is very
dull at [email protected], and wo quote Flaxseed as before at
$1.40(a':1.50 per bushel.
WHlSKEY.—Whiskey continues dull and heavy. We
note however sales to day of 50 bbls. City at 20% cts.
and 75 bbls. Ohio at 20% cts. per gallon.
NEW YORK MARKETS, Nov. 17.—Flour, &c.—The
demand for Western and State Flour is very light,and the
business at the Corn Exchange is almost abandoned. The
inquiry is chiefly confined to the home trade, shippers
finding it impossible to sell their exchange. Prices have
declined 10(a}15 cts., and the market is unsettled at the
close. The sales are 4.700 bbls. at [email protected] for superfine
State and Western; $5.25ft55.45 for extra State, the latter
price for choice; [email protected] for low grades of Western
extra; [email protected] for shipping brands of round hoop extra
Ohio; $5.75@7 for trade brands do., and s6@7 for St.
Louis extras. Southern Flour has again declined, and is
difficult of sale at the abatement. The sales are 760 bbls.
at $5.40(0}5.50 for mixed to good superfine Baltimore, &c.,
and $5.95(57.30 for the better grades. Rye Flour and Corn
Meal are very quiet, and prices are somewhat nominal.
Grain—The market is depressed, and prices are somewhat
nominal, with few buyers at any reasonable price. All
engaged in the business are suffering from the stringency
of our money market. The difficulty of negotiating ster
ling exchange is even greater than yesterday. The sales,
which are limited and generally forced, are 31,400 bushels
at sl.lS(a}l.2o for Milwaukie club; Chicago spring on pri
vate terms; $1.27(a-1.30 for red Western; $1.35 for white
Indiana, and $1.43 for white Michigan. Barley is quiet
and nominal at Gb&Gti cts. for State, and 7t%75 cts. for
Canada East. Rye is quiet at cts/ Oats are
steady and in fair supply ; sales of Western and Cana
dian at 37(j37# cts.. anil State at 37#(cg37* cts. Corn
is lower and in moderate request; sales of 54,000 bushels
at 68($6S# cts. for Western mixed in store, for do.
afloat, and 72,d0. for round yellow in small lots' Provis
ions—The pork market is firm, with a fair demand for the
home trade—sales of 370 bbls. at $185i)18.25 for niess. and
sl2 for prime. Lard is steudj' and in fair demand—sales
of 140 bbls. at 12 <i 12# cts. Butter and cheese ate with
out important change. Coffee—The market has been
more active and prices are firmer—sales of 500 bags Rio
at 13a,14 cts., 150 St. Domingo at 12# cts., and 1,000 Rio
and Santos on terms not made public. Cotton—The mar
ket is dull and irregular, with sales of hut 150 bales at the
following quotations:
Uplands. Florida. Mobile. N. O. k Tex.
Ordinary 8# S# 8# 8*
Mi (Id ling 11* 11* 11% ]]*
Middling Fair. .12 12 12* 12*
Eair 12* 12* 13 13*
Molasses—The market has been dull and heavy, and we
have no transactions to report. Sugars are in 'moderate
demand—sales of 850 hhds.,inostlv Cuba, at 6(o)7 cts., and
pro noxes iiav ana on 91 u ate terras. Asties—The market
is steady, and the inquiry moderate for pots and pearls at
$5.20 per bbl. Hides—The market has been dull and
heavy, and we have only to notice sales of 250 Texas on
private terms.
PHILADELPHIA MARKETS, Nov. 17.—Tho apathetic
condition of trade which we have noted for the past two
weeks in most departments of business, still continues—
with but little probability of any improvement for the
balance of the year. The Flour market continues ex
tremely dull, and with increased receipts and very lim
ited inquiry, both for export and home consumption,
prices are rather weak. The sales are only in small lots
to the retailers and bakers at $5 25{qi5.37V per bbl. for
Superfine, $5.500;5.75 for Extra, $5'.81*&6 for Extra
Family, and [email protected] for fancy. Rye Flour is steadv
at $4,25, and Pennsylvania Corn Meal at $3.50 per bbl.
Grain.—The offerings of Wheat are moderate, but there is
very little demand and the article is very dull. Small
sales of good Pennsylvania and Western red at $1.30 per
bushel; 1,000 bushels Southern do. at $1.35, and white at
[email protected]. Rye is dull at the decline noted yesterday—
a sale of Southern at 70 cts. Pennsylvania is held at 70
cts. Corn is dull—sales of 2.200 bushels prime old yellow
at cts., and new at 53fa)55 cts. Oats are steady—
sales of 4,000 bushels at 34V cts. for Maryland and Dela
ware, and 35 cts. for Pennsylvania. No sales of Barley
or Barley Malt. In Groceries there is very little doing
Coffee is scarce and held firmly; Sugar and Molasses are
very dull. The Provision market has undergone no
change—Mess Pork is held at $19.50; 300 bbls. city packed
Prime sold for coastwise shipment at $15.50. Bacon is
steady at 11 % cts. for Sides and 9 V cts. cash for Shoul
ders. Whiskey is dull—sales of Ohio bbls. at 22 cts :
Pennsylvania do. at cts.; hhds. at 21V cts., and
Drudge at 20V cts.
rers feel less inclined than for some weeks past to com
mence active operations, and the production of spring
goods will be put off to as late a period as possible. There
is. inconsequence, very little demand for leather of any
kind, although prices remain without change. Hides also
are less inqnired for, and the wants of the trade appear to
be for the most part supplied for the present. The stocks
in the leading markets are, however, comparatively
small, and, although prices have eased off a little, a good
range continues to be sustained.— Shipping List, Xov. 17
ings and shirtings remain without change. All standand
goods are firm at BN'c; medium Sheetings and Shirtings
at 7V(gJ7&c; and light Sheetings at s>ic. In Bleached
Sheetings there is no change. But few goods have been
sold the past week, but previous contracts for desirable
goods have not been completed, and stocks in consequence
small. Rrown Drills have been rather more inquired for
and have been sold in lots forexport of 1 (0.200 bales each.
The current rate is S&c, but Pepperelis continue to be
sold ahead at 9c, 8 mos, with shipments of some 300
bales,within a few days, at that price, Stripes, Ticks,
Denims, and other descriptions have been quiet during
the week. Ginghams have been comparatively quiet for
a few days, but prices remain the same with a small
stock. In Prints there is no movement except in the
most desirable goods, and as the season is far advanced,
stocks will probably be closed out at a discount to prepare
the way for the spring styles The finer grades of Print
Cloths are quiet and market steady for all kinds. De
laines arc as firm as previously noticed, and the different
Companies still find a ready sale for all their production
at full prices.— Shifting List, Xov. 17.
NEW ORLEANS, NOV. 10. —Cotton declined is ct.—sales
to day 0,500 beles at 10V(3>11 V cts. for middling—sales of
the week 47,000 bales; receipts of the week 61,000 bales;
exports of the week 51.000 bales; decreased receipts at this
port, this season, 71,000 hales; increased receipts at all
the ports 150,500 bales; stock in port 292,000 bales. Sugar
quiet at SV®OV cts. for fair to fully fair. Molasses 24qj
20 cts.~ Coffee firm—sales of the week 0,500 hags at 11 V@
15 cts. Imports of the week 69,000 bags; stock in port
21,500 bags, against 52,000 same time last year. Sterling
exchange 3V@4 premium; do. with bills of lading. 2Js(q)
3V premium. Sight exchange on New York V(f6 \ dis
count. Freight on cotton to Liverpool Xd.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 17. —The market is very irregu
lar and prices are unsettled. Sales of 2.000 bales "of Cotton
to-day. Accurate quotations cannot be given. Sterling
Exchanges 3 to 3V; New York bills V percent discount
to par.
CHARLESTON, NOV. 15.—Cotton-Sales to-dav 2.000
bales; sales of the week, 8,500 bales. Market unsettled,
and declined X(a<% ct.; good middling ION (nil cts Re
ceipts 21,000 bales.
CHARLESTON, Nov. 16. —Cotton irregular; sales to-day
1,200 bales, ranging from 81$ to 11V cts.
MOBILE, Nov. 17.— Sales to day of 4,000 bales at 10V
cts. The market is easy. Exchange on New Y'ork at
par. Sterling and Franc bills nominal.
ALBANY, Nov. 17. —Nothing arriving by canal. Flour
dull. Wheat—small sales of white Michigan at $1.45;
3,700 bushels white Canada on private terms. Oats at
35V cts. for Canada East afloat. Corn 66V cts. for West
ern mixed in lots. Barley—no sales of moment; 20.000
bushels two-rowed Steuben county at 65 cts. Whiskey—
sales 180 bbls. at 20 ets.
BUFFALO, Nov. 17,1 I'.M. —Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat—no buyers at present. Corn firm; sales 1,200
bushels at 47@48 cts., mostly at 43 cts. Other grains
quiet; no sales. Whiskey nominal at 18 cts. Canal freights
lower; 18 cts. on wheat and 16 cts. on corn to New York
Lake imports to-day; 8,000 bbls. flour; 95,000 bus. wheat
31,000 bus. corn; 1,000 bus, rye. Canal exports—l *>oo
bbls. flour; 58.000 bus. wheat; 91,000 bus. com.
OSWEGO, Nov. 10— Flour dull. Wheat opened dull and
lower, but closed with a declining tendency; sales 11,000
bushels No. 1 Chicago spring at $1.02; 4.000 bushels Can
ada club on private terms. Corn quiet.
CHICAGO, Nov. 16.—Flour quiet and 10 cts. lower.
Wheat dull and 2 cts.@2)4 cts. lower; sales 55,000 bushels
at 81 cts. for Northwestern club, 78 cts.@79 cts. for No.
1. 76 cts.@77 cts. for No. 2in store. Corn dull and 2 cts.
lower; sales 14,000 bushels at 34 ets.Ca.3o cts. in store.
Oats quiet. Receipts, 5,000 bbls. flour,' 58,000 bushels
wheat, 32,000 do. corn. Shipments, 2,300 bbls. flour
38,000 bushels wheat, 27,000 do. corn.
RIO BE JANEIRO,October 6th. 1860.—Our last month
ly circular was dated 6th ult., and we now beg to resume
our advices from that date.
Flour.—Arrivals have been 14,896 bbls., of which 11 277
bbls. from the United States, and 3,619 bbls European
And sales reported amount to 22,066 bbls., as follows;
8,206 bbls. first qualities Richmond at 17'500ffil6ii000
and new at 18i!000. '
5,538 bbls. second qualities Richmond at 15 1 00010 l
1411500. **
2,820 bbls. Baltimore Extra at 14i!500@158000—part
300 bbls. Baltimore Super— new—at 1311000.
1,000 bbls. Philadelphia Extra at 14H00O, and 1211000
2,418 bbls. Fontana and S . S. S. F. Trieste, 1911000.
784 bbls. Genoese at 1311000.
1,000 bbls. Chili at 11||@12IIOOO.
Stock in all hands we estimate at 45,000 bbls., of which
remain in first hands, thus divided :
0,910 bbls. first qualities Richmond, of which 2.059
new. '
Skk l . 3 second qualities Richmond.
o'oia KG, i • Uimore - of which 1,295 were new
2,218 bbls. Trieste S. S S. F
660 bbls. Chili. °
a another large dealer in this trade has had
tiHe m the , further th business in the ar
to he mi ehnra I w *?k f or consumption, and this is likely
£ r trade in this market for
a Jong time to come. To avoid, therefore, severe losses
from the depreciation of the article in warehouse, it has
become more than ever desirable that our supplies should
not exceed the wants of the market for consumption,
Wbieh we ghould not estimate, at the outlde, for onr city
proper, and its dependencies, at over 25,000 bbls. per
month. We quote in retail:
Richmond first qualities 16|| a)18||000.
Richmond second qualities 14|500@15i1000.
Baltimore Extra, new, 151)000.
Baltimore Super 12U@1311000.
Trieste, S. S. S. F., and Fontana.at 1911000.
At Rahia, 30th September.—Stock 17 000 bbls., and
quoted: Richmond firsts, 18|| <zUß||soo; seconds lGja)
1611500; Baltimore. 14l|@15||000; European, 18U @l9llOOO.
Coffee.—The export statements will show the amount
of business done in this article since our last month
ly circular of 6th ult. Under the free receipts we
have had from the interior, ami which still continue,
prices have been astonishingly well sustained, and our
planters have abundant reason to be well pleased with
the good opinion which shippers, generally, have enter
tained of the article.
We do not look for any material decline in prices here
until heavy losses shall have taught shippers more for
Sales since our last have been 339,500 bags, thus di
vided : 134,000 bags for the United States, 123.300 bags
for Channel and North of Europe, 76,900 bags for the
Mediterranean, and 5,300 bags for Cape of Good Hope
Stock on hand to day, 00,000 bags.
Hides.—Sales of 2,500 pieces, large sizes, at 400 rs.
per lb., and 5,400 pieces, small and medium sizes, re
main on hand.
Horse Hair.—Sales very small, and for the 500(a) on
sale holders ask 1111000
Sugars have declined 400@500 rs. per (a), owing to
the Campos crop being ready to be brought to market,
large stocks, and some of the parcels on sale not being in
good condition. We quote :
Campos.—Whites s||2oo@s||6oo; brown 4||ooo@4l|Goo;
stock 700 cases, and 4,000 bags.
Maceis.—None in the market
Babia and Cotingulba.—Whites 4i!300@51|200: Muscavo
3|!soo@3||Boo; stock 283 cases and 1,550 bbls.
Freights have been active, but are again quiet during
the past week. We quote : United States—69(36s cts.
Northern, and 65@70 cts. Southern ports, with 5 per cent.
Specie.—Doubloons 2911500; sovereigns 9i|300. Gold 1
per cent, premium.
Exchange on England has ruled for this steamer at 27 la
@27 * 90 days.
Very respectfully,
Your obed't serv'ts,
Represented by our partners :
W. 11. I>. C. & John S Wright, Esqs., Baltimore.
N. B.—The Grey Eagle's cargo of Flour—3,7oo bbls.
new Richmond (3,226 first and 474 second)—is not com
prised in stock above given, therefore, stock now in alt
hands is 48.000 bbls., of which 18.438 bbls. are in first
Yours, veiy truly, - M. W. k Co.
BER 1860.
United States—Baltimore, 33,211 hags; New Orleans,
23,271 bags; Philadelphia, 9,953 bags; Mobile. 3,004 bags-
New Y0rk,43,657 bags—ll3,l26 bags.
Europe.—Antwerp, 3.700 bags: London, 1,464 hags;
North of Europe. 30,486 bags; Channel, 26 067 bags; Med
iterranean, 42,277 bags; Portugal, &c., 1,024; Liverpool,
5,038 bags; North of France, 18,560 bags—l2B,6l7 bags.
Elsewhere.—Cape of Hood Hope, 7,150 bags; River Plate
250 bags—7,4oo bags.
Total number of bags, 249,143.
1 nited States—New York, lugger Forest King, 4,600
hags; Baltimore, bark New Light. 5,000 bags, bark Cava-
Der, 4.200 bags; Richmond, bark Sally Magee, 3 300 bags-
New Orleans. Brem. bark E. Delius, 7,000 bags; bark
John Denham, 5,.500 bags; Wilmington, brig Union
State, 2,500 bags.
BOSTON—SC/tr. Ripley. —s4l bbls. herring, T.R. Mathews
k *ons; 100 do. fish, order.
NEW_\ ORK.— Schr. Vermillion. —s cases paint, 2 casks
glass, Baker Bros, k Co.; 11 do. fish, R. R. Griffith k Co.;
20 cases mdse., Robinson k Lord; 2 boxes veneers, P E
Bevan; 73 do. glass, G. R. Dodge k Co.; 3 bbls. putty'
J. C. Jleaton; 1 cask wine, 1 case linen, Wm. G. Harri=on
40 boxes congress water, W. 11. Brown k Bro.; 997 pigs
lead, Merchants' Shot Works; 10 cases matches, L. M.
AMSTERDAM— Ship Falmouth. —l,oo7 hhds. tobacco. 259
bags quercitron bark, 12 casks ingot copper, 14.000 staves.
See Fourth Page.
Great Victory of Victor Emmanuel over tlie
Neapolitan Army at tile tiarigllano—The
ilonrlioii Army Dispersed—Eleven Thou
sand Prisoners Captured Anarchy at
Vitcrbo, in tlic Pope's Dominions.
NEW \ OKK, Nov. IS.— The steamer Vanderbilt
arrived here this afternoon, from Southampton on
the Ist inst., bringing three days later advices.
Admiral Napier, of the British Navy, is dead.
The news from Italy is very interesting.
The Piedmontese army, under Victor Emmanuel,
gained a brilliant victory on the 3d, on the banks of
the Garigliano. They" attacked the Neapolitan
army in front with troops tlanked by the fleet, and
alter a sharp struggle, the Bourbon army was com
pletely dispersed, tneir tents, wagons, stores, Ac.,
being left in the possession of the victorious King
of Sardinia, with eleven thousand prisoners.
General Saumeneg pursued the enemy afterwards
and occupied Milo and the various positions com
manding Gaeta.
Victor Emmanuel was expected at Naples imme
diately. Garibaldi was there.
A large body of Neapolitan troops remained out
side the forts at Gaeta, and had gent proposals to
surrender to the Piedmontese.
Anarchy and confusion reigns at Vitcrbo in the
Pope's dominions.
\ oting on the question of annexation to Pied
mont hail commenced at Perugia and the inhabi
tants of Viterbo were hastening to vote also, not
withstanding the French occupation and the pre
sence of the Pontifical gen d'armes.
The reported conclusion of a treaty of commerce
between England and Austria is unfounded.
A later telegram from Shanghae, says it is re
ported that the negotiations between "the Allies
and the Chinese are not going on smoothly at Tien
The prize light between Hurst and Paddock re
sulted in the former beating the latter in five rounds,
lasting only ten minutes. There were no knock
down blows.
LIVERPOOL, Nov. 3.—Cotton—Sales of the last three
days 28,000 bales (including Wednesday's sales.) of which
9,000 bales were to speculators and exporters. Prices
have declined V@Vc. per pound. The market closed
steady at Friday's quotations.
Breadstuff's.—The market closed quiet. Richardson,
Spence & Co. quote ; Flour is dull; prices easier but quo
tations unchanged. Wheat is quiet at l(q:2d. decline.
Corn is quiet und prices 3d. lower. Mixed 395. 6d.
Provisions—The market is quiet and prices are un
Produce—Sugar steady—Rice firm—Coffee quiet—
Spirits Turpentine steady at 34s 6d@3ss. Rosin is dull
at 5s 4d@ss 6d on the spot and 5s 2d to arrive.
Messrs. It akefield & Nash quote all articles as gene
rally unchanged. Wheat firm for fine qualities.
The advices from Manchester are favorable, the market
closing firm.
LONDON MARKETS. —There is a full demand for money,
but some doubt whether the Bank will raise tiie rate of
Illinois Central's and Erie It. R. shares have rallied.
A telegraphic despatch brings Hong Kong advices of
Sept. 17th. Teas were unchanged. Silks had declined.
The Vote of Virginia.
RICHMOND, NOV. 18. —The Dispatch has received
oflicial returns from 135 counties, which give Bell
88 majority. Twelve other counties (unoilicial)
give Bell 90 majority. The remaining six counties
gave Mr. Goggin 7G majority, and the indications
therefore are that Bell has carried tho State by
over two hundred majority.
Further front Mexico.
NEW ORLEANS, NOV. 17. —The schooner Red Fox
brings Tampico dates to the 10th.
The sum of 5400,000 in specie, seized from the
Mexican conducta, arrived at Tampico on the 9th.
There was much excitement about the affair.
Another report had reached Tampico that Guada
lajara has been finally captured, and.Marquez made
prisoner and shot.
The Vote of Florida.
AUGUSTA, NOV. 17. —Returns from sixteen coun
ties in Florida (oflicial) indicate that Breckinridge
will have a majority in the State of 3,000.
The Vole of Texas
NEW ORLEANS, NOV. 16. —The latest returns from
Texas indicate that that State has gone for Breck
inridge by 4,000 majority.
The Vote of Alabainn.
MOBILE, NOV. 10. —The Mercury claims Alabama
for Breckinridge by 11,000 majority.
Phoenix gives some additional particulars of the
defalcation of the Treasurer of that State, Henry
M. Bates. The announcement of the criminality
and Might of Mr. Bates sent a thrill through the
House of Representatives. The amount taken, so
far as ascertained, is $49,810, principally money
borrowed from banks, of which no account can be
found in the books of his ollice. But this is not all.
The Phoenix says:—lt appears that large balances
are due the State from constables in many of the
towns. It now turns out that in some of these
towns taxes have been paid in full, as receipts in
the hands of constables show, but tho amounts re
ceipted do not appear to have been credited. The
Treasurer had power to borrow money on the credit
of the State to an unlimited extent, by- merely giv
ing his note as Treasurer. Under these circum
stances it will be some time bofore the extent of
this defalcation will be known. Bottom wiil not
have been reached until these notes come in and
the accounts of every town in the State are re
adjusted. If the defalcation commenced, as is be
lieved, several years since, and culminated a year
or two since, there is reason to think that the State
may be able to secure a fair proportion of this un
expected deficit.
DISSOLUTION.—A singular fact is related of two
citizens of Southbridge, Mass., by the Webster
Times, who have jointly owned and occupied alarm
in that town for sixteen years, but have lately dis
solved partnership. During the whole of this
period no accounts of any kind have been kept
by either of the parties. Both individuals were
men of family, occupying different portions of the
same house, and when either wished to use cash he
went to the drawer in which it was kept and took
it, no account being kept in a single instance.—
Vet in all these sixteen years, not a word of fault
was spoken ; no ill-feeling, jealousy or suspicion
was shown, and perfect harmony subsisted between
the parties to the day of their separation. The
final dissolution in business was occasioned by the
marriage of a member of one of the families, when
it was thought the house might not be able to con
tain "the consequences;" so one party raised the val
ue of one half the premises in cash, paid it over to
the retiring partner, who quietly left. We believe
this to be an unparalleled case of honestv and con
MUTINY IN INDIA. —The London journals con
tain particulars of a recent mutiny in the Dutch
East India army. This army consists of about
20,000 men, of which less than one-tbird are Euro
peans. It may be doubted, says the correspon
dent, whether Europe ever before sent into the East
an army so thoroughly demoralized. The Dutch
men belonging to these forees are well enough, but
they do not form more than one-fourth even of the
European troops, the remainder being drawn from
the dregs of every army in Europe. The plot was
discovered, and upwards of thirty of the ringlead
ers hanged.
Is Blondm going to give up rope walking at
Niagara? He offers his house, lot, and all his be
longmgs there, for sale.
At Lnnensburg C. H., Va., on the 9th inst.,
three negroes wero hung for an attempt to poison
the family of their master.
ASSOCIATION. —The annual meeting of the members
nt the Mercantile Library Association was held at
their rooms on Saturday evening. There was a
pretty general attendance of the active members.
The report of ttie Treasurer shows ttie tinancia!
condition of the Association for the past ypar to be
a3 follows:
From 592 active members $1,968 00
" 384 honorary members 1,753 00
" fines, books lost, kc. 71 94
Deposits drawn from Savings' Hank 655.53
Amount due for bsoks 318.02
Cost of keeping rooms open and in order $2,529.40
Furniture, fixtures, &c 471.68
Books, periodicals, newspapers and bindings.... 1,795.41
The report of the Board of Directors speaks of
the continued prosperity and growth of the libra
ry, although the receipts of the past year have not
been so large as those of the year previous. The
number of volumes in ibo library at present is
17,535. In this are not included a large number of
duplicate copies of popular works, which it is ne
cessary to purchase to meet the demand of the li
brary. The account of members upon the librari
an's book, shows that about 30,000 volumes have
been drawn trom the shelves of the library during
the year, showing a large increase over former
years. The number of ladies visiting the rooms
and using the books of the library in their own
right or on members' tickets has alsogreatty increas
ed. Mr. T. W. Tobin, Secretary, addressed the
members, speaking of the benefits to be derived in
becoming a member of such an association, and
calling upon each member to bind himself, either to
procure one new member of the association, or in
fluence an old one to renew his membership. This
proposition met with great favor, and a committee
of members was appointed to carry the matter
into ellect. The meeting then adjourned.
CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY.—'I'hi3 Association, to
which attention was called some weeks ago, has
evidently undertaken the work for which it was
organized, in earnest. The agent reported at the
last meeting that he had made about one hundred
visits among the poor and friendless families of the
city. Sixteen children have been received, and
four provided with homes. The boys haye been
sent to the country, where, it is reasonable to sup
pose, they will be better cared for and educated
than among the scenes of yice and misery in the
city. Considerable difficulty has been encountered
trom the fact that those who were most to be bene
fited by the Society bare regarded it with distrust.
In many cases parents, when applied to, have not
felt sufficient confidence in the Society to give up
their children to its care, though unable to supply
food and clothing enough to prevent suffering. It
is believed, however, that so soon as its objects are
better understood, this clas3 of people will gladly
avail themselves of its aid. A home where destitute
children could be temporarily provided for, would
greatly increase the usefulness ot the Society, as
much difficulty has been experienced in making
temporary provision for children placed under the
care of the agent. Donations of money or clothing
will be gladly received by any of the managers, or
the agent, Mr. Wm. C. Palmer, at the office of the
Society, No. 31 Lexington street.
have presented Lewis Ward for obtaining sundry
sums at various times from Mrs. Maria Ann Brown
under false pretences. It appears that Joseph
Brown, her son, was confined on charge of robbing
the shop of A. Campbell. During Brown's incar
ceration, Ward went to his mother's house, procured
money from her to procure bail for the son, and to
relieve him generally. He received on most of
these occasions what he asked for. Once he got
ten dollars, for her son's lawyer, at another three
dollars, to give John English, who was going to
get liersTn out of jail, and by repealed visits, telling
similar stories, it is said that he obtained nearly
sixty dollars. Brown was never released from jail,
and was tried last week and convicted. Ward has
also been in jail since, having been arrested for
robbing the store of Mr. Samuel White, South
Charles street. *
ACCIDENTAL DROWNlNG.— fnijuest. —Coroner Battee
was called yesterday morning to bold an inquest
over the body of a negro, about 20 years of age,
named Jerrv Taylor, accidentally drowned "on
Saturday night, near the foot of Barre street. It
appeared from the evidence of a colored boy who
was with Jerry at the time of the accident, that
deceased was employed on board a vessel from the
Choptank river, called the Reactor; that they had
been together for three or four hours during the
evening, and at ten o'clock were going on board a
vessel on which witness was employed, to sleep,
and that in passing from the whaif the deceased
fell overboard. The body was taken out of the
water in about five minutes, but life was extinct.
Verdict, "accidental drowning."
MILITARY ELECTION. —At an election held on Sat
urday night, at the armory of the Maryland Guard,
Charles VV. Brush, Esq., was elected Colonel of the
53rd Regiment, to till the post made vacant by the
resignation of Col. S. S. Mills. An election was
held at the same place about two weeks ago, result
ing in the choice of Col. Brush,;but a number or the
men supposing that the voting would be postponed
until a future period, were not present, and some
dissatisfaction was expressed. Under these circum
stances, Col. Brush declined to accept the position,
and a new election was ordered for Saturday night
which resulted as above stated, Col. Brush havTng
no competitor.
THE MARYLAND GUARD. —Owing to the inclement
weather of Saturday the Maryland Guard did not
parade A largo number of the corps assembled at
the armory, but not a sullicient number to make
the parade as imposing as it would have been, or
was desired. Accordingly the parade was post
poned until Wednesday alternoon at half-past two
o'clock, when it is expected to turn out two hun
dred muskets, which with the officers will make
over two hundred and fifty in all.
MARINE DTSASTER. —The schooner Julia Ami,
Captain Harding, from Boston, arrived on Satur
day and reports that on the 11th iust., in latitude
3'J 20', longitude 73° 50', she picked up a boat
containing the captain and crew (four in number)
of the schooner Champion , of Washington, N. C.,
bound to Boston, with a cargo of naval stores.—
The captian of the Champion reported that about
eight hours previous, he had been run into by a
steamer going South, and his schooner filled and
sunk in a few minutes. He and the crew took the
boat. When the Julia Ann picked them up there
was a heavy sea and the wind blowing strong.
SEVERE ACClDENTS. —Yesterday morning about
ten o'clock, a number of boys went on board the
ship Virginia Dare, on the screw dock of Messrs.
Abraham & Ashcraft, and while racing to and fro
on the deck, one of the number named George Go
dey, fell down the main hatchway, to the bottom,
a distance of thirty feet. His head struck tiie floor
first, and his skull is fractured. Officer Swiek pro
cured a vehicle and removed him to his home, on
Washington street, where Dr. Evans rendered med
ical attention.
A DESPERATE CHARACTER. — On Saturday night
a man named John Bake made an unprovoked
assault on William Johnson, on Bond street, near
Lancaster. A policeman was fortunately in the
vicinity, and Lake was arrested and taken to the
Eastern police station. He was placed in a room
with another prisoner, and the key had scarcely
been turned, when he made an assault upon his
fellow prisoner and attempted to cut him with a
knife. The officers in charge of the station then
removed Mr. Lake into more confined quarters,
(one of the cells,) where he remained until Justice
Griffith committed him toj ail for Court.
RF.VOI.TINO AFFAIR.— On Saturday morning, a
negro boy named Samuel Bailey, about sixteen
years of age, wa3 arrested on the charge of viola
ting the person of a white girl, ten years of age,
named Caroline Bruter. Policemen Swick and
Downs arrested the negro, and Justice Whalen
committed him to jail for Court.
INFANTICIDE. — Yesterday morning, a number of
boys discovered floating in Jones' Falls the body of
a white male infant, which was apparently a few
days old. It was taken to the Central police sta
tion by an officer, where Corner Hal! held an in
quest over it, and a verdict of "death from drown
ing" was rendered.
SEVERELY BURNT.— On Saturday night, a negro
girl named Fanny Moore, living at No. 126 Dallas
street, attempted to fill a camphene lamp while the
wick was burning, when the oil ignited, and an ex
plosion took place. The fluid was scattered over
both her arms, which were badly burnt. Dr. Dash
iells dressed the wounds.
LARCENY. —Policeman Harman on Saturday ar
rested a boy named John Brown, at the instance of
the boy's father, on the charge of stealing sl7 in
money from hiin. The money was in a bureau
drawer in the father's house, justice Hiss commit
ted him to jail for Court.
RELIGIOUS. —The revival of religion that was com
menced at the Methodist Protestant Church, corner
of Fayette and Aisquith streets, some weeks since,
continues with unabated interest. Up to the pres
ent time fifty persons have joined the Church on pro
The bar of the Criminal Court was densely
crowded with tbe judges of election, who had
been attached by order of the Grand Jury, as
stated in the Exchange of Saturday, for failure to
present the certilicates required bv the Election
law. At the opening of the Court, the names of
the Grand Jury having been called, Mr. Charles
Howard, President of the Board of Police, asked
leave of the Court to make a statement before the
Grand Jury retired to their room. With tho per
mission of the Judge he proceeded to say, that he
had received on Monday last a note from" the Fore
man of the Grand Jury, requesting hira to send to
that body, on Wednesday morning, ail the affida
vits made in pursuance of law, by the judges of
the last election, whicli had been left at the office
of the Board of l'oiice. That he hail accordingly
sent up, on Wednesday morning, all tbe papers
called for, but that they were brought back
to him, the Grand Jury having adjourned over
until Saturday (this morning.) He further stated
that he immediately advised the foreman of the jury
of that fact in writing, and was requested by him
in his written reply, to hand them in on Saturday
morning, which he was there to do. Within the
last threa days he had, to his surprise, been called
on by a large number of the judges, complaining
of attachments having been served on them to ap
pear this morning, some of them stating that they
were informed that they would have to pay §2
each for costs of the attachment. That under such
circumstances it would seem that the attachments
must have either been issued without authority, or
that if by competent authority, tbey mast have
been issued imprnvidently, and in ignorance
of the facts in the case—neither the judges
referred to, nor the Board of Police being in any
default. Mr. Howard produced the correspondence
verifying his statement, a portion of which ho read
to the Court. Mr. Keighler, the foreman of the
Grand Jury, remarked that the Grand Jury were
in session a part of the morning of Wednesday last
and had not received the certificates. Mr. Howard
replied that after the adjournment of the Grand
Jury, on Wednesday, he had expressly notified Mr.
Keighler in writing, that tbe certificates in his pos
session would be handed to the Grand Jury on to
day (Saturday), and that he held in bis band Mr.
Keighler's reply, requesting him to do so, whieh he
had come prepared to comply with. Judge Bond
inquired if all the judges had furnished Mr. How
nril with their certilicates, and was answered
that a portion of them had not, whereupon
the Judge directed the attachments to be quashed
without costs in all cases where the certifi
cates had been furnished, and directed those
judges who bad not presented their certificates
to go before the Grand Jury or present their cer
tificates. Mr. Wallis, on behalf of the judges
attached, called the attention of the Court to the
20th, 21st and 22d sections of the Election law of
18C0, which regulated the subject, and under the
clear language of which he suggested that the
Grand Jury bad proceeded without authority, in
directing any of the attachments in question to be
issued. The' judges of election, he said, were ex
cused from going officially before the Grand Jury
at all under that law, to be examined as to violations
of the election laws, provided that, at any time
"prior to the adjournment of the same," they fur
nished the Grand Jury with sworn certificates that
they knew of no such violations. The law, in
express words, gave the judges until the adjourn
ment of the Grand Jury to appear before it or
furnish their certificates." If they failed to do the
one or the other the Grand Jury were then directed
bv the law to present them for indictment and
trial at the next term, and that was all that the
Grand Jury had to do with the matter. They had
no right to summon or attach in order to compel a i
performance of the prescribed duty by thejudges. :
No such authority was conferred upon them by "the
statute, and their action in the premises was mani
festly illegal, though no doubt honestly and well
meant. Judge Bond suggested that the Grand
Jury had undoubtedly the right to summon and at- j
tach any one whom they might desire to examine.
Mr. Wallis replied thatdoubtless they had the clear '
right to call witnesses before them 10 testify, but
the avowed purpose of these attachments was to
bring the judges up, not to testify, but, on the
contrary, to furnish certificates, under oath, that
they knew nothing to testify about, the Grand |
Jury desiring to adjourn. Even witnesses,
he added, the Grand Jury had no right to
attach and burden with costs', before they had been
returned summoned, and there had been no sum
monses in these cases at all. Mr. Wallis asked
the Judge therefore to quash all the attachments,
without costs, but Judge Bond said he would de
termine the question of costs as to the judges who
had not filed the certificates, when they should come
before him. The writs issued were all attachments,
without any previous summonses, with perhaps a
single exception. They were ordered by the
foreman of the Grand Jury on Nov. 14th.
Jno. Mohyser compromised an assault on Ellen Key,
nobis by payment of costs. State vs. John Ryan
charged with striking John Manoles with brass
knuckles. Not concluded. State vs. Joseph
Flood, charged with assaulting Francis McMahon
with a billy. Fined $5 and costs. State vs.
John Smith and Benjamin Scarborough, charged
with assaulting Henry Johnson. Adjudged not
guilty and prosecutor to pav costs. State vs.
John Fields, charged with assaulting llenrv Selig
man. Guilty. Fined $lO and costs and imprisoned
two weeks. State vs. Levi Stab), charged with
assaulting I'eter Sherman. Not guilty. State
vs. Rudwig Ulrich, charged with beating his wife
in a cruel manner. Case held under curia.-
State vs. Mrs. F.leonora Wright, charged with as
saulting and resisting officers Dobson and Forman.
Held under curia. State vs. Charles Baum,
charged with assaulting Elizabeth Wheeler with a
bucket. Adjudged guilty and fined SI and costs.
State r. Philip N. Snowden, charged with as
saulting William Gunnison. When this case was
called, Mr. J. C. Emery, editor of the Border State,
came to the bar and announced himself as
counsel for Mr. Gunnison, and said that his cli
ent desired to pay the costs and withdraw the
charge of assault. Mr. Pinkney remarked that
any otl'er of a compromise in a case must be made
by the State's officer. If Mr. Gunnison wanted to j
make any statement of such a character, be must j
do so to him (Pinkney), he did not recognize the j
gentleman as a member of this bar. Mr. Emery j
said be was a practising lawyer. Mr. j
Pinkney again remarked to the Court !
that lie could not recognize Emery in j
the case at all. ■ The Court rather firmly re
quested Mr. Emery to sit down. Mr. Gunnison
then came up, and in reply to the Court, said he j
would withdraw the charge, compromise it, and
pay the costs, if the Attorney would furnish him
with a list of the same. Mr. Pinkney—"The I
State's Attorney don't tax costs here." Leave was
granted to compromise and Mr. Gunnison paid the
costs, $2.88, and with his counsel left the Court
room, fn connection with this case, it was rumored j
in Court that Mr. Snowden's counsel were about |
to charge Gunnison with circulating incendiary I
documents in the State by procuring subscribers
and advertisements for the Border State, a Re
publican sheet, which led to the case ending as above.
The juryin the case of Jno Basketts, indicted for
an assault with intent to kill John C'. Kavannab,
after being out all night, were brought into Court,
before the trial of any cases, and having stated that
they wore unable to agree, were discharged. The
jury went out six for acquittal and six for convic
tion, and did not change their impressions during
the twenty hours they were confined. Alexander
Rutherford was sworn in as a bailiff of the Court,
in place of Stephen H. Manly, deceased. Court
adjourned at 1 o'clock until this morning.
Cornelius Beale vs. Nathan E. Berry. Action on
case for a breach of contract to sell lands. Before
reported. Plaintiff'called, makes default. Judg
ment of nou pro*.
In Chambers, before his Honor, Chief Justice
laney : A. B. Patterson and P. de Murguiondo vs.
Samuel G. Hand and I.saac N. Tattle. Action
against a charter party. Before reported. Not
James H. Cox, Jr-, vs. J. G. A S. M. Cbappell.—
Argument on motion to dissolve an injunction. T.
M. Lanahan for complainant; Robert I). Morrison
for respondent.
Equity business occupied Saturday. Assignment
to-day 308 to 329.
Nothing done in the COURT OF COMMON PI.FAS.
I From the London Times of 2d 1
We arc now, without doubt, at the last scene of
the Neapolitan campaign. Unless some unforeseen
event change the fortunes of war, a few days must
suffice to drive the Bourbon Sovereign from that
little corner ot his kingdom which still belongs to
him. * * * * * "
Asserting his newly acquired rights, and follow
ing up the late victory of Sessa, Victor Emmanuel
has now closed with his opponent. We lea<-n from
the latest telegrams that he has crossed tho Gari
gliano, and must therefore be within a few miles of
Gaeta. We know not what the intentions of the
Bourbon Generals may be, but it seems to us that
their strategy is not of the most skillful. Ever
since their defeat on the Volturno, on the Ist of
October, they have given up all notions of an of
fensive movement. The reoulse inflicted on them
by the desperate courage of some of the Garibaldi
an troops on that eventful morning seems to have
been a death-blow to all their hopes of retaking
Naples; and yet they keep Capua, which can only
have a value as an advanced post or. the road to
From one place to the other is but a day's march,
and a month ago the troops of King Francis in
spired such terror in the citizens of the capital that
they were ready at any moment to substitute the
white flag for the tri-color. Rut things are now
quite changed. The Garibaldians are not alone in
the lield. Were they even so, they are now strong
er and more disciplined than a month since, as well
as encouraged by their victory, and ready to face
regular soldiers with calmer hearts than before.—
But the J'iedmontesehave now entered the country
in such strength that a forward movement of the
Neapolitans is quite an impossibility.
Alter his successive defeats it is doubtful whether
Francis 11. has more than 25,000 men left, and at
least that number are under the command of Victor
Emmanuel in person, operating on the long strag
gling line which stretches between Gaeta and
Capua. By the present movement of the Pied
montese, the communication between thetwo places
must be completely broken. The main body of
the Neapolitans shut in between the Garigliano,
the sea, and the Papal frontier, must retire on
Gaeta, unless ii is prepared to attack and drive
back its advancing enemy. It may be presumed
that this course is impracticable, and that as regards
the force opposed to the Piedmontese, the campaign
will resolve it3elf into a siege of Gaeta. Capua in
the meantime, has been left to Garibaldi, who will
doubtless succeed in forcing it to surrender.
The last news is to the effect that the fire against
the place had already begun. The actual opera
tions in this quarter arc perhaps of minor import
ance. It must fall with the fall of Gaeta, if not
before. When the Piedmontese close in round
the latter place, when tbe Neapolitan army begins
to think that resistance has been sufficiently pro
longed, and when he whom we must call the late
King takes his last farewell of Italy, nothing will
remain for Capua but to haul down the Bourbon
flag. In the meantime the Royal troops employed
there are cut off from the main army, and can ren
der it no assistance.
Austria can scarcely even now make up her mind
that the game is lost in Italy, and, no doubt, had
the Northern Potentates shown her more active
sympathy, and had her Diploma been more of a
success, she would have done some desperate deed.
As it is, she seems inclined for the moment to re
main quiet. We sincerely hope that this disposition
may not he merely temporary. That the question
of peace and war has been all along trembling in
the balance is well known. It was evidently to
learn the determination of the Russian and Prussian
rulers that Francis Joseph went to Warsaw, and
now Count Recbberg avows that questions of
the very last importance were put to those
Powers. " Will Russia and Prussia recognize
the facts that have been or may be accom
plished in Italy?" "Should Austria he attacked
by Sardinia, and the latter he supported by another
great Power, what would be their attitude?" "In
the event ol another war, and of its being trans
ferred to any part o( the German Confederation,
what would Prussia do?" These questions can
have but one meaning, and though the answers are
not forthcoming, we may still hope that they were
such as to convince Austria that her best policy is
non-interference. As to France, she has indicated
her sense of the spirit in which the questions wore
asked by holding a council of war and adding an
other battalion to her regiments.
Maryland Baptist Association in session in Wash
ington on Thursday, a committee, of which the Rev.
Dr. Richard Fuller, of Baltimore, was the chair
man, having been appointed to draught a fraternal
address and invocation to the Baptists of the land
in view of our sectional discontents and their
threatened disasters, made a report which was
adopted by the Association and ordered to be pub
lished for general circulation. The paper breathes
the true spirit of Christian sympathy and patriotic
ardor in behalf of the preservation of our National
Union, with its countless blessings, religious as
well as civil.
The body of Miss Garth, one of the victims of the
Lady Elgin disaster, passed through Louisville, en
route tor Paris, Ky., the residence of her parents.
The reward of SI,OOO offered for the recovery of
her body, has been paid, after a careful examina
tion under oath before a magistrate, to four young
men named Rourke, Kessier, Curtis and Crocker.
The body of Mrs. Garth has not yet been found.
_ Mrs. President-elect Lincoln has many callers at
hpringtield, and conducts her receptions in a man
ner that shows she possesses the necessary qualifi
cations to assume the higher duties of the Presi
dent's wife at Washington. Her sister, Mrs. Miriam
Edwards, of Springfield, an accomplished lady, and
a niece, a young lady of eighteen, will accompany
Mrs. Lincoln to the White House.
A telegraphic despatch from Evansville, Indiana,
announces the recent death of David Dale Owen.
He was a man of considerable scientific attainments,
and particularly noted as a geologist. He was son of
Robert Owen, the well known socialist, and a broth
er of Robert Dale Owen, late United States Minister
to Naples.
The safety of the steam gun-boat Seminole is now
put beyond cavil. Advices from her to the middle
of October are to hand, which renders the rumor of
her loss in August a complete illusion. She was
about to commence active squadron duty on the
coast of Brazil at the date mentioned. Her officers
and crew are well,
The Old Union Men Co-operating with
the Secessionists.
The Disunion Feeling in Alabama on I lie Increase.
COLUMBIA, NOV. 17.— Politics are quiet hero, such
unanimity existing among South Carolinans in fa
vor of secession that it seems to be considered as a
fixed fact. Messrs. Perry, Orr and other old
Unionists, either co-operate with or make no oppo
sition to the present movement.
Meetings are being held in all the districts and
parishes of South Carolina in favor of secession.
In Georgia there seems to be little opposition
but the mass of the people are unfavorable to pre
CHARLESTON, November l(i.—Nothing important
has transpired to-day. The excitement still in
The people contend that Lincoln was nominated
by a sectional conventisn, elected by a sectional
party, and that no Southern sentiment or interest
was consulted in either. Therefore that ground
alone issuiiicient for South Carolina to secede.
The Banks are waiting the action of Philadel
phia and New York. Specie continues to arrive
freely. There is no trouble on that score.
The impression is that the merchants will, in
self-defence, be compelled to call for the suspension
of the South Carolina Banks.
The cannon first fired in honor of secession in this
State has been purchased by a committee and pre
sented to Charleston.
The city is brilliantly illuminated.
The Palmetto Band to-night serenaded Colonel
Rnflin, of Virginia, Judge Magratii and others.
Preparations are steadily progressing for the
Convention. There will be but little conflict of in
terest in the election of delegates. In most dis
tricts one ticket only will be run, and every man on
it pledged to vote for immediate action. It is a
curious circumstance that many of the delegate
chosen will be ministers of the Gospel.
Mr. Orr is a candidate lor the Convention, and
pledges himself to vote for immediate State action.
Mr. keitt is also a candidate, and will certainly he
The reports telegraphed North relative to the
State banks about to suspend are utterly without
foundation. The strength of the banks was never
greater. Their reluctance to cash even sight cot
ton drafts in the North, as heretofore was usual,
has forced shippers to demand specie in exchange
for cotton consignments, and gold is daily received
in large quantities from the North and England.
Cavalry and infantry are in the streets to day
drilling in large numbers. Each company halted
and saluted the immense (lag of Southern Confed
eracy floating from the Mercury oflice.
There are illuminations to-night in various por
tions of the city in honor of the encouraging new 3
from Florida.
The latest private intelligence leceived here
warrants the belief that, every Gulf State will cer
tainly secede.
Edward Kufiin arrived in Charleston to-day, and
was enthusiastically received.
AUGUSTA, NOV. 17. —The general impression is
that Senator Toombs has not yet resigned, but it is
said he will resign on the 3rd of March, unless
Georgia sooner secedes.
The bill appropriating 51,000,000 to arm and
equip Georgia, is now a complete law.
The Legislature of Florida, at its last session,
passed a resolution promising to take decided ac"
tion in case of the election of a Republican .Presi
dent, and requiring the Governor to convene the
Legislature. The Jacksonville Staudaml and other
papers urge compliance.
AUGUSTA, NOV. 17. —The Bank officers say they
will purchase New York sight exchange in Charles
ton and Savannah at discount. Some sales
are reported at % per cent, discount.
MILI.EDGEVII.LE, Nov. 17.—Political affairs have
much quieted here since Wednesday night, when
Mr. Stephens made his great speech, in which he
took strong conservative ground. The effect of
the speech, aa subsequently shown, proved to fte
as oil on troubled waters. All parties are now dis
posed to act coolly and considerately.
To-day the Convention bill passed the Senate,
unanimously. The election of delegates take's
place January 2d, and the Convention meets on
the Wednesday following.
The preamble to the Convention bill reads as fol
lows :
Whereas, the present crisis in national affairs, in
the judgment of this General Assembly, demands
resistance; and whereas, it is the privilege of the
Southern people to determine the mode,"measure
and time of such resistance; therefore this General
Assembly enacts—that the Governor issue his pro
clamation ordering an election to be held on the
9th of January next, for delegates to said State
The first, second and third sections of the bill re
fer to the time of the election, the meeting of the
Convention, the manner of holding the election,
and the number of delegates to which each county
is entitled.
Tbe fourth section provides that said Conven
tion, when assembled, may consider all grievances
impairing or affecting the equality of tho rights
of the people of Georgia, as members of the Uni
ted States Confederacy, and determine the mode,
measure and time of redress to be sought.
The fifth section provides for the amount of pay
to be given to delegates, and that said Convention
shall, by vote, fix the pay of all their officers, and
any delegate or delegates they may appoint
to any Convention, Congress, or Embassy, and pro
vide for all other expenses incurred by tbe Conven
The sixth section gives power to the Convention
to elect their officers, and to do all things needful
to carry out the true intent and meaning of this
act and the purposes of the Convention.
MACON, Nov. 16.—An agreement was made yes
terday at Milledgeville by twenty-two leading men
of all parties in Georgia, summoned by ihe House
Committee on the State of the Republic to consult,
that a bill should be reported calling a State Con
vention, with a preamble reciting the wrongs of
the South and recommending resistance —the mode
and form to be determined by the Convention.
It was also agreed that no' Union party should be
formed, and the delegates elected should he un
trammelled by pledges.
There has been much excitement at Milledgeville,
hut now there is a great deal of harmony and good
It is believed the Convention will be called to
meet about the first week in January.
MOBILE, NOV. 17. —Tbe Register declares in favor
of secession. It says that the large sectional vote
North and South proves that a common Govern
ment is impossible and that all efforts to save the
Union will be fruitless. The Editor appeals to Con
servative men to take the movement in their own
hands a9 the only means of avoiding the worst
consequences of inevitable revolution.
MONTGOMERY, November 16.—The disunion feel
ing is on the increase. The people are more quiet
than ever before known, but all are determined to
The State Convention oT the Baptists, a very
large and infiuential religious denomination in this
State, met on the 13th, and resolved unanimously
in favor of disunion. They sent their resolutions
to Governor Moore, who pronounces it the most
important disunion movement yet made in Ala
The contest between tho co-operation men and
the disunionists has not yet commenced. It will
begin as soon a3 candidates are put forth in the
different counties.
It is thought here that South Carolina will un
doubtedly secede on the 18tb of December, and this
adds great strength to the secession feelmg in Ala
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. —1t is reliably averred
that an important manifesto is soon to he issued,
signed by Southern statesmen—Stephens, Hunter,
Foote, Rives, Bell and others —calling on the South
to remain in the Union, and setting forth the utter
impossibility of any act being committed detri
mental to her interests during Lincoln's adminis
tration. This will be issued before tho meeting of
the South Carolina Convention.
All quiet in the Departments and other circles,
as movements at the South create but little interest
Fellow Citizen*: —As one of your delegation, 1
thank you for this welcome home. Warm and cor
dial aa i 3 your greeting, we ail greet you with a
like warmth and cordiality. This is an occasion for
common rejoiciog. Wo are in the midst of great
events. We are actors in scenes that will live in
history. We are living in times that will trv men's
souls, and that will make a record in the future,
for our City and for our State, either for weal or
for woe, for honor or for shame; and (rod grant
that it shall be for weal and not for woe, for honor
and not for shame.
Fellow citizens, since we parted a great revolu
tion has been inaugurated. This great Government,
the wonder of the world, this mighty Federal
Union, the centre of so many hopes'and aspirations,
is now sliding from under our feet, and those great
sovereign communites that breathed into it the
breath of life, that called it into being, but which
has been most perfidiously abused and betrayed, are
about to recall the powers with which they clothed
it, and to assume their original positions among
the people of the earth as a sovereign and inde
pendent nation.
But, fellow-eitizens, what is most remarkable of
all is that it is not a legislative but a popular revo
lution. The people started the ball of revolution,
and tbey will carry it forward to the consumma
tion and the end thev have in view. Solitary and
alone, it is my fixed belief that the State of South
Carolina, whatever may betide her, whoever refuse
to stand by her—that South Carolina, solitary and
alone if need be, will launch her gallant little bark
ot independence upon an untried political sea; abi
ding in the justice of her cause, and reiving upon
the gallant arms and the stout hearts id' her peo
ple, will peril all in the contest with our enemy,
and will look unfalteringly and trust to the God of
battles to guide her through the trials and perplex
ities by which she is surronnded to the haven of
Fellow-citizens, 1 rejoice that you have resisted.
I rejoice that you are about to teach the people of
the North, who hare abused, oppressed, insulted
! and betrayed us, that the bitter cup of indignity
| and insult is filled to overflowing; that the point
I ol endurance is already passed, and that the point
| ', resistance has at last been reached. I rejoice
that in the very hour of their insolent triumph, in
the very midst of their insane, insulting revels in
rejoicing over us, that the doom of this" Union will
fall upon their affrighted cars like a thunderbolt
from an unclouded sky, and startle their guilty
souls from their propriety.
To the Editor* of the Charleston Mecnrjj:
1 am loth to intrude before the notice of the
public so bumble an oflice as mine; but now every
thing connected with our Federal relations is of
some interest to our citizens. I would, therefore,
state that mv oflice, Clerk of (he United States
Courts for South Carolina, is not subject to
or dependent upon the Federal Government, but
my appointment conies from the Judge of the
When Judge Magrath resigned,! was left in
charge of some business and cases not concluded,
which it behooves me to remain and settle for the
convenience of the Bar and of our citizens interest
ed in their final adjustment.
1 would also state that there are funds in Court
and records of Court (some of tiie latter containing
important history of South Carolina while yet a
Colony), which it is my dutv and intention safely
to keep until this State, having withdrawn from
her present unhappy alliance (at a short day, I
hope); I will then turn them over to her, or any
agent or oliieer whom she may please to appoint.
Clerk of U. S. Courts for South Carolina,
i From the Mercury.]
A Florida Minute Man has arrived in Charleston,
charged to the Mercury office. All gentlemen who
are disposed to learn what Florida can do had bet
ter call and pay hiin a visit at our office to-morrow
l " orD j n ef- He will remain in town for some days.
A stalwart lellow he is—dangerous and desperate
in appearance. In fact, it takes a man of pretty
strong nerves to approach him. lie hears upon
his persoiTthe dangerous insignia, "noli me tan
tjere." His very presence, we are confident, would
make a lllack Republican quake in his shoes.—
Sleek and handsome he is, in his outward dress, yet
what might well be called an "ugly customer."—
He is here to be seen. None need have an v delicacy
upon the subject.
He is, in short, a good representative of tkespirit
and prowess of that gallant young State. South
Carolina is proud of lier daughter; for she does in
deed claim Florida as one ol her fairest children.—
•Nearest to her in her allections, her youngest child
will succor the parent State in the hoar of need,
heart to heart and hand to hand.
[ From the Courier. ]
The scarlet cockade and steel button, of which
we spoke yesterday, has, we learn, been unanimous
ly adopted by the Edgefield Riflemen, and is now
a pledge by theoi to resist Black Republican rule
in or out of South Carolina. The motto is "Blood
and Steel"—a reliable cure for present troubles.
We noticed yesterday quite a number of gentle
men wearing a plain blue silk ribbon on tiie coat
lappel. The Palmetto tree, the lone star and the
coiled rattlesnake, appear in gold upon the face of
the badge.
[ From the Xews. |
According to order and request, a palmetto tree,
drawn in colors by Col. E. B. White,was sent to Bal
timore on Thursday by a mercantile bouse of this
city. Adams' Express was charged with the trans
mission of this handsome token of amity and friend
ship. It will be placed, as we understand, along
side of the Colonial Flag of Maryland.
The Macon Journal ami Messenger says: Should
the Legislature of Georgia call a State Convention
we presume but little will be done prior to its meet
ing by that body, for the members will hardly
waste their time and tiie public money in passing
laws that will he useless the moment the State se
cedes. Even the new Code will be labor lost. We
may therefore anticipate an early adjournment.
On Tuesday last a note, numerously signed by the
leading men ol New Orleans, requesting Mr. Doug
las to address the citizens in public meeting, at
such time as he should name, was presenter! to him,
to which ho replied as follows:
Gentlemen: Your request to address the citizens of
Now Orleans "on the present condition of the af
fairs of our country," has just been placed in my
hands An invitation so numerously signed by the
most eminent business men of this great commercial
city implies a compliment which I duly appreciate,
and am exceedingly reluctant to decline.
These are not the times for patriotic men to all'ect
indifference, or to degenerate into despondency, or
to rush madly into violent and extreme measures.
Just in proportion as our common country is envi
roned with peril, it becomes the imperative duty of
every patriot in the land to increase his efforts and
exert his utmost powers and energies to rescue the
Republic from the disasters which threaten its in
No man in America regrets the election of Mr.
Lincoln more than 1 do; none made more stren
uous exertions to defeat him; none differ with him
more radically and irreconcilably upon all the
great issues involved in the contest. But while f
say this, I am bound, as a good citizen and law
abiding man, to declare ruy conscientious convic
tion that the mere election of any man to the
I'residoncv by the American people, in accordance
with the Constitution and laws, does not of itself
furnish any just cause or reasonable ground for
dissolving the Federal Union.
It is not pretendd, as far as I am informed, that
any provision of the Constitution has been violated
in the rcoont elcotion No not has been done which
impairs or destroys the constitutional rights of any
State or citizen. Nothing has yet occurred to re
lease any eitizen from his oath of fidelity to the
Constitution of the United States, which is the su
preme law of every State and of every citizen.—
liut while it is conceded that no act has yet been
done which impairs the rights or endangers the
peace and safety of any portion of our co*untry, it
is apprehended that the election of Mr. Lincoln
carries with it the assurance that the policy and
principles of the party by which lie was elected
will prevail, and be carried into practical effect in
every department of the Federal Government, and
thereby will endanger the peace and safety of the
slavebolding States. Is this apprehension well
founded? J)o the results of the recent election
justify this apprehension?
The i'resident can do nothing except what the
law authorizes. His duty is to see the laws faith
fully executed. If he fails to perform this duty he
will soon find himself a prisoner before the High
Court of Impeachment. Fortunately that tribunal
is so constituted as to command the confidence of
the people of the entire South, as well as of the
conservative men of the North. We have this se
curity that the existing laws will be faithfully exe
cuted. I have yet to learn that the people of the
South complain of the acts of Congress now on the
statute book, upon the subject of slavery, as applic
able to the States or the Territories, or to the Dis
trict of Columbia. These laws were enacted, main
ly, if not entirely, by the joint action of the conser
vative members of the North and Sonth, in opposi
tion to the Abolitionists and Free-soilers, and have
been acquiesced in by the Southern people as well
as by their Senators and Representatives, under
the present and preceding administrations of the
Federal Government.
Consequently, it is fair to presume that the South
so far from demanding the repeal of the existing
laws upon the subject of slavery as essential to her
safety and equality in the Union, will insist on their
being retained upon the statute book, arid faith
fully executed. Nor are we permitted to infer that
the Southern people require any additional legisla
tion by Congress on this subject, for the reason
that the Southern Senators and Representatives
have not introduced and advocated any changes in
the existing legislation upon the slavery question
under the present Administration, and that of Mr.
Pierce, when the Abolitionists and Free-soilers
were in the minority in both Houses of Congress.
Assuming, therefore, that the Southern people
and their Senators and Representatives deem their
rights and institutions entirely safe under the con
stitution and laws as they now stand, and only de
sire to be let alone, without any interference by
Congress with their domestic concern, the question
arises whether Mr. Lincoln and his party will have
the power, even if they have disposition, to disturb
or impair the rights and institutions of the South,
either in the States or Territories, or in the District
of Columbia? They certainly cannot do it under the
existing laws. Will they have the power to repeal
or change these laws, or to enact others? It is
well known that they will be in a minority in both
houses of Congress, with the Supreme Court
against them.
In the Northern States there have been elected
already a sufficient number of Democratic members
of Congress, bold and true national men, pledged
to the Cincinnati platform, and the doctrines of
non-intervention by Congress with the question of
slavery in the States and Territories, and the Dis
trict of Colombia, who, added to the Southern Re
presentatives, will give at least twenty majority
against Mr. Lincoln and his party on all these
questions. In the Senate there is also a decided
and reliable majority. Hence no bill can pass either
house of Congress, impairing or disturbing the
rights or institutions of the Southern people in any
manner whatever, unless a portion of the Southern
Senators and Representatives absent themselves o as
to give an Abolition majority in consequence of their
In a minority in both houses of Congress, with
the Supreme Court to expound the laws and re
strain all illegal and unconstitutional acts, the
President will be utterly powerless for evil, if he
should have the disposition to do wrong. Even
in the distribution of his patronage, he would be
dependent npon the Senate for the conlirmation of
his nominees to oflice, so that he cannot appoint a
bad man to oflice without the consent of those in
whom the South conlid' g. A partisan President,
thus tied hand and foot, powerless for good or evil,
without the consent and support of his political op
ponents, should be the object of pity and comrni
seration rather than of fear and apprehension, by
a brave and chivalrous people. What good or harm
can he do to any body, except to humble the
pride and wound the sensibilities of a large portion
of the American people by occupying the chair
once filled by Washington, Jefferson, Madison and
Jackson? Does this fact furnish sufficient cause for
destroying the best Government of which the his
tory of the world gives an example? Four years
will soon pass away, when the ballot-box will fur
nish a peaceful, legal and constitutional remedy for
all the evils and grievances with which the country
mav be afflicted.
If, in the meantime, any act shall be perpetrated
which shall violate or impair the rights of any citi
zen or State, or shall endanger the peace and safety
of any portion of our people for which the Consti
tution and laws shall fail to provide adequate and
efficient remedies, the time will then have arrived
for those who think the Constitution has been dis
regarded and the Federal power perverted to pur
poses inconsistent with their safety, honor and
equality, to consult and deliberate upon the nature,
extent and mode of redress.
I do not anticipate, nor do I deem it possible in
the present condition ol the country, that, under
the administration of Mr. Lincoln, any act can be
perpetrated that would destroy or impair the con
stitutional rights of the citizen, or invade the re
served rights of the States upon the subject of sla
very; but, if I should find myself painfully mistaken
on this point, 1 have no hesitation in expressing
my deliberate conviction that such an outrage
would not only make the Southern people a unit,
but would arouse and consolidate all the conserva
tive elements of the North in tirm and determined
resistance, by overwhelming majorities.
In such an event, the South would occupy an
impregnable position. With her own people united
and animated by one sentiment —the unfaltering
resolve to maintain and defend their rights and
liberties as won by the blood of their fathers and
guaranteed by the Constitution of their country,
they could safely rely upon the justice of their cause
and confidently expect the sympathy of the civilized
world and the choicest blessings of Divine Provi
•ionce while struggling for the right. Under thee
circumstances I can perceive no just cause, no
reasonable ground lor such rash and precipitate
action as would plunge into the horrors of revolu
tion, anarchy and bankruptcy, the happiest people,
the most prosperous country and the best govern
nient the sun of Jleavcn ever shed his genial rays
upon. b J
.... ° '. lo3e > H any such there may be, who look
ion disunion and a Southern confederacy as a
nng desirable in itself, and are only waiting for
nrevK mty , to acc ° Ln Plish that which had been
m? r;L r(! VC ! upon-the election of Lincoln
n - revolution. But to those who re
gard the Union under the Constitution as our fath
ers made it, the most precious legacy ever bequeath
ed to a free people by a patriotic ancestry, and are
determined to maintain it as long as their rights
and liberties, equality and honor are protected by
it, the election of Mr. Lincoln, in my humble opin
ion, presents no just cause, no reasonable excuse for
Having discussed all the questions at issue freely
and elaborately in my addresses to the people du
ring the recent eanvas3, I do not perceive that any
patriotic objects can he advanced by any further
- 18 ?I! 3? \_" ns on my part prior to resuming
> - at in the Senate. That the passions and ani
mosities engendered by recent contests may soon
give place to reason and patriotism; that calm and
wise counsels may prevail, and fraternal feeling be
restored; that the Constitution may be preserved
inviolate, and the Union maintained forever, is the
ardent hope and fervent prayer of your friend and
fellow citizen, S ; A . DOUGLAS.
New Orleans, Nov. 13, 18G0.
EXECUTION OF TOTTY. —Wtn. i>. Totty, who was
convicted in the Hustings Court of the murder of
his wife's sister, Catharine Thorn, suffered the ex
treme penalty of the law Yesterday at 12 minutes
to 1 o'clock. The gallows was erected in the Val
ley, west of Victor's mill-pond. The prisoner was
conveyed Irom tiie jail to the place of execution in
an open wagon, and was accompanied bv his spirit
.i i> Li- Sei / k T- E. J. Boggs. A detachment of
the 1 üblic Guard, numbering twenty men, Guarded
the prisoner to the scaflold. On reaching the cal
lows, lotty ascended the steps leading to the plat
form with a firmness which indicated the utmost
fortitude as well as complete resignation to his un
happy fate. Alter the religious services usual on
siieh an occasion, the rope was adjusted by Seret.
7 and his deputies, the hood was placed over
lotty s head, and the trap beiug pulled, the hapless
victim of retributive justice was "launched into
eternity. A large crowd of men, women and
children surrounded the scalfold, and lined the hill
sides overlooking the valley.
The following letter was written by Totty a few
days ago: ' J
~ „ RICHMOND, Nov. 14.
Ucar Sir- 1 am aware that 1 have but a few davs
to live, bin 1 cannot forbear to take this method of
returning my warm thanks to you, for your uniform
kindness to me, while in prison. Everything that
could have been done consistent with prison regu
lations, for the comfort of boll, mv body and mind
you have generously provided.
May God bless you, and may you lead a holy
lire and be prepared for Heaven is my earnest
prft\*er. i ours, sincerelv,
Richmond 11 ft iff of Saturday.
fired by the Mala;/*. —The American shin Africa.
Captain Jordnn, from Cardiff', Wales, on "the 28th
of April, for Woosung, with a cargo of coals, was
totally lost on' Friday, the ,31st of August, on Jilaka
Shoals Jilaka Island bore by compass south south
east one and a half miles. She struck at high wa
ter, and ran out forward five feet, the How of the
tide being only one and a half feet, it was found
impossible to get her oil', although assisted by the
crews ol the Dutch ship Era Johanne, and the
Dutch bark llendrika.
At seven o'clock !'. M., Captain Jordon seeinc
the hopeless condition of his vessel, and being sur
rounded by Malays or pirates, concluded, for the
safety of himself and crew, to abandon the ship,
which was accordingly done, and he proceeded on
hoard the bark llendrika. On his way to that
vessel at 7..30 P JL, and when but a short distance
from the Africa, he discovered she was on tire, sup
posed to have been the work of the Malays. The
ship continued burning until four o'clock the fol
lowing morning, when after burning to the water's
edge she slipped oil' the rock, and at daylight no
vestige of her was to he seen. Captain Jordon and
crew arrived at Singapore in the bark llendrika.
The Africa was built in 1834 at Brunswick, Maine,
and rated AIJ<.
Stolen.— -Last nlerht the clothing- store of ilapgood
A Co., No. 52 Washington street, was broken into
and robbed of about S6OO in money, and clothino
to the value of some S2OO or S100." The entrance
was effected through several doors and windows.
Once inside the store, the burglars proceeded to
force the drawers of the desks, by tearing off the
fronts ot the drawers with some stout instruments.
In one ot the drawers they found the key of the
safe, which they opened, and from which they took
S6OO in money. Of this money $297 was stolen
from Mr. Farr, one of the tirm, a few weeks ago,
by a woman employed about the store, and was re
turned yesterday by the ofiicer who arrested her,
and by him placed in the safe, as a secure place of
deposit. The balance was receipts from yesterday's
sales.— Boxton L'rrnimj Traveller, Nor. It.
THE POSITION or Gov. FLOYD. —The New York
Tunea says that private letters have been received
in tiiat city from the Secretary of War "annouc
ing practically bis acceptance," as a constitutional
necessity of the result ot the late Presidential strug
gle; and stating that lie wouid regard all attempts
to dissolve ttie Union on account of Mr. Linrolri's
emcUon as measures both premature in their time
ot initiation, and only tending to throw discredit
on those who would impeach and convict in ad
vance a candidate who has received the suffrages
of States representing a majority in the Electoral
College of the United States." Governor Floyd's
assurances are ot the most decisive character—
being accompanied by his declaration of a purpose
to do everything in his power to prevent the success
of disunion schemes.
TUB PACIFIC RAILROAD. —A meeting on behalf of
the proposed railroad between the Atlantic and the
Pacific Oceans, via Pike's Peak and Utah, was held
on Thursday evening in the Cooper Institute, New
Voi k. Mr. Pet ham,the i'resident of the Company,
presented an elaborate statement, the purport of
which was to demonstrate both the de3irabilitv and
the practicability of the central route. Speeches
were made by the Chairman (Mr. Goatling,) Mr.
J.ovejny, Lieut. Washington Bartlett,, and others.
Resolution.-, the object 'if which was announced to
be the collection of facts that might be made useful
in the furtherance of the enterprise, and suggesting
the appointment of a committee of fifteen to obtain
the necessary information, were unanimously
Robert Owen, the Westminster Rn-iciv for October
mentions the "Christian Socialists" a sect which
has obtained recently a foothold in the United
States, as "an abnormal growth of these latter
days," and adds : "The Christian Socialists are
otherwise termed Muscular Christians. The Pro
fessor of History "at Cambridge, and Mr. Hughes
(the author of 'Tom Brown's School Days at
Rugby,') nre the chief prophets of the sect. Their
ideal is the piou3 and strong—one who praises
God and can walk a thou=and miles in a thousand
THE SF.CESSIONISTS seem to see the folly and dan
ger of secession in any new confederacy they may
create. Mr. Bartow, of Savannah, proposes that
the Southern Confederacy should be a consolidated
republic, all State lines to be obliterated, and all
sovereignty to reside in the Federal power. It will
be a little singular if South Carolina shall be
obliged to surrender her State sovereignty in a new
Confederacy, afier maintaining her States rights in
the Union tor so many years. But Mr. Bartow is
sharp enough to see that no government can exist
as a Confederacy, if secession is a reserved right,
and lie wishes to provide against it.— Phil. Ledger.
A NOVEL PARADE. —The Charlestown City Guard,
Capt. Boyd, paraded last evening, accompanied bv
a band ot music, the members of the corps carry
ing common hand lanterns instead of muskets. They
visited Boston, and passed through several of the
principal thoroughfares, passers-by generally sup
posing them, at tirst glance, to be a Bell and Ever
ett club or a Wide Awake corps, but the sight of
their military coats and caps, and the absence of
any cheers or enthusiasm, contradicted this suppo
sition, and led to enquiries whether it was a
military company making a such novel display.—
Boston Courier, Nov. 17 th.
DIPLOMACY AND TRUTH. —M. de Talleyrand, when
reproached by a friend for certain diplomatic fines
sings usually attributed to him, replied : "There
is nothing in the sphere of politics so hard to get
believed as the truth. Whenever 1 have revealed
the pure and simple truth, 1 have always been sus
pected of dissimulation; I have always been be
lieved when I have resigned myself to the necessity
of concealing it. 1 predict that the first statesman
who shall have the moral < ourage to avow, liourbv
hour, all that he thinks and all that he knows, will
create for himself a reputation of being the most
consummate hypocrite."
The Committee of Arrangements of the reception
of the l'rince of Wales at Richmond have published
a card, pronouncing the statements of the London
Times and the New York Times sheer fabrications,
with regard to alleged indignities shown the royal
parties in that city. They allege that the corres
pondent of the London Journal was in Baltimore
at the time of the Prince's visit to Richmond.
A Washington correspondent says: Applicants
for several of the most prominent appointments
in this district under Mr. Lincoln, are already cir
culating petitions and soliciting recommendations.
Some of them have held oflice heretofore as Dem
ocrats, Know Nothings, and everything else, and
would again if the chance offered.
Information'just received from lluntsville, Ala.,
states that the Hon. W. 11. W. Cobb, the repre
sentative of that district in Congress, 13 strongly op
posed to disunion. General Millson, representative
in Congress from the Norfolk district of Virginia,
is strongly opposed to secession.
A subscription has been started in Ireland for
the gallant captain and crew of the Minnie Scbiffer.
It is beaded bv the United States Consul at Gal
way, Mr. I. M. l'ersee, for SIOO, and already
amounts to a considerable sum.
A new style of cockade has made its appearance
in Charleston. It is made of Palmetto leaves plait
ed with a border of blue ribbon. Also another pat
tern— a scarlet rosette with steel button in the cen
Lieut. Maury has for several years been busily
engaged in preparing for publication an important
meteorological work, concerning the issue of which
he is now visiting England.
Mr. Ten Broeck has won £'J,OOO in a match be
tween his American eolt Umpire and a horse named
Tom Bowline. Tom Bowline had previously beat
en the winner of the last Derby.
Governor Gist, or South Carolina, is one of the
pillars of the Methodist Episcopal Church in his
State, immensely wealthy, and cares for nothing
but the welfare of his people.
Hon. Lewis Cass, Jr., late United States Min
ister at Rome, returned to his old home in Detroit
on Saturday.
Mr. Hobbs, the celebrated lock-maker, who has
passed some eight years in London, has arrived at
The census returns show that \ irginia will hast,
three additional representatives in Congress.
Governor Brow n, of Georgia, is reported as a
man of strong religions feelings. _
Lady Franklin is in Richmond, Va., sojourning
at the Sootswood Hotel.
The lieht house at Miuot s Ledge was lighted
for the first time on Thursday evening last.

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