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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 8934. SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS.
STARTLING MELUUEMt
Sudden Depaiture of Mr. Lin
coln for Washington.
Alleged Plot to Assas
sinate Him.
The Friends of the President Elect Dis
cover it and Hold a Secret Council.
TIE SIGHT START FOB THE CAPITAL
SURPRISE OF THE HARRISBURG PEOPlE,
SAFE ARRIVAL IN WASHINGTON.
THE TRIP OF THE SUITE.
The Feeling of the People on
the Boute.
Nr. Lincoln's First Reception at
Wasbington,
Ac., Ac., At.
THE SUDDEN DEPARTURE FROM HARRISBURG.
THE ASBOCIATED PRESS DESPATCH.
Harklsbukg, Feb. 23,1861.
Tbe people of this city were astounded this morning
by in announcement that Mr. Lincoln had started in a
special train for Washington, despatches having been re
ceived requiring hie presence in that city. Reports are
husily circulated that there was a plot to assassinate him
while passing through Baltimore, but suoh stories are uot
believed. The Baltimore Committee is here, but did not
have an interview with Mr. Lincoln.
OUR BPECIAL DESPATCH.
llARKMHi Rfi, Feb. 2S, 1861.
The city was startled just now by a rumor that Mr. Lin
eoin had left by a special train. The information was said
to have leaked out from Col. Sumner, who was indignant
ut this flight, be', was not made public until after the
telegraph cfflce closed for the night. Two hours beroro
the Hmutd reporter obtained the facts, but was kept
locked in a room, unable to use them, until half an hour
before this despatch was written.
The details of the whole affair wore obtained by him.
and even rumor has not hinted them all. In brief, Mr.
Iincoto, the President elect, left Iianribburg secretly at
si* o'clock last evening, took a special train over tho
Pennsylvania Central Railroad to Philadelphia, thence
took a special train to Washington, and before this
reaches New York will bo, if no accident occurs,
safe at the federal capital, and in charge of Gen
eral Scott. Tho reason for tnis movement, so extra
ordinary and unprecedented, is that Mr. Lincoln s
friends believe, from information acquired?I am not
permitted to tell how?that if he earned out his pro
gramme, and left by spenial train at nine this morning,
the tram would either be run off an embankment, blown
up by grenades placed bi ueath the track, or some way
destroyed, between the Maryland line and Baltimore; or
ibat, this failing, Mr. Lincoln would be mobbed and as
eaeainafM in llaltimore during bis ride from depot to
<epot. How imminent his friends 'J.w.^i.1- thla
danger was, may be judged by the fact
lhat one of those wno was aware of the plot, but was
obliged to go where Mr. Lincoln went, made nis wiU,
scaled up his papors, and prepared for sudden death in
ease Mr. Lincoln should insist upon going on this morn
!Dg.
To avoid a demonstration at Baltimore, Mr Wood, who
has had charge of the trains, was undetermined last night
whether to go via l'biladelphia, to avoid cliange of cars,
or to go by tae direct route from Harrisburg, and cross
Baltimore in close carriages.
He declined tho latter cowso, and in response to a
letter from Erastus Corning, saying that the 1'eace Con
gress desired Mr. Linooln in Wishing ton as soon as possi
ble, bo arranged to arrive several hours before tho time
?et down in the programme. Older beads wero at work,
however, and not until Mr. Lincoln had gone was Wood
lot into the seoret and bis trouble proven useless. So
complete was Wood's mystification, that after Mr. Lincoln
left he was bothering himself as to which Baltimore
delegation (three aro present) should be received, and
wanted to see the President elect about it.
Although not divuiged to Mi. Lincoln t;U yesterday,
as some say, tho whole plan was arranged days apo.
Only three (>ersons were to be let into tka plot, Including
Mrs. I lncoln and Mr. Judd, of Illinois. Speeches and
receptions were to be kept up meanwhile. Special trains
were a> ranged, the telegraph Bile need, the wires to be
cut if necessary-, Mr. Lincoln to leave, Mr. Judd to be out
of tbe way, Mrs. Lincoln and family to return to Phila
delphia. and the denouement here kept back till about
eight o clock this morning. Too many vessels were en
trusted w m the secret, however. Some were leaky?
and it is out. Mr. Lincoln returred from the ceremonies
at the State House at three o'clock ycatcrday afternoon.
Then the plan was laid before him. Ho is said to have
.ndign'.nt!y rejectod it. M>s. 1 incoln begged of him to
go. Other persons had to be let tnvo the secret In order
io persuadu Mr. Lincoln, among them Governor Curtln.
All said go. Onlonei Sumner almost wept with anger at
rhls plan?cal'ed it abominable, and said Mr. I. ncoln was
a, I,rave as any man, but he had cowardly friends.
Mr I. ncoln was a an red that he would cerUinly b?
assar mated, perhaps the whole family destroyed, and
that an attack woold be made npm Fort ^nmter at th?
same time; finally, his friends' pers-ias oos and Mr-. Tin
coin s tears induced hiin, who was to be our future lack
son, to consent to the arrangement.
Mr Lincoln was conducted downstairs, put in a covered
carrWge and drawn swiftly to the depot. Fe? saw him
depart, and these wore aisured that he had gone to
Governor Ciirttn's residence to rest.
In tbe evening crowds assembled at the hotel to at
tend the reception, but Wood assured tbe company that
Mr. T ,neoln was ill, and had gone to bad. Mrs. Lincoln s
agitation nearly discovered the whole focret, and
nho was obliged to give up the ladies reception, plea t ng
ffttu'ue and sickness, the great crowd and the small now
of the parlor* Tho crewu gradually dispersed, toe ! wt
serenade* aud cheers oled away, and tho fecret, w ? ?a)e
gfcw krew It Mrs. Lincoln was In her husbard s room to
Hfcswtr accidental or intentional Inquiries. Tneso
' pr. eautiooa were all tbe more nee-isaary as
man* Rait trnresns were In town. Only one jwrroi),
?uppeeert to be Mr. ludd, went with Lino in on tuotra.n.
Unfortunately, Ool. Sumner bad a fr;end, to *rh >m. 'in
able to restrain his Indignation, he told that Mr. Lin- -'n
had left town. Another person said that a special train
with only one car had left, undercharge of Supenn
tendent Lewis, for Philadelphia. Tlien tbe murder
wax out.
Your reporter was released at half past one, as soon
as the secret was public, and immediately called
upon Mr. Wood. On the streets aud in barrooms
the few people stirring were discussing the plan, somo
think*)? H prudent, btft the mvoritv declaring that It
was cowardly, and that no harm would have happened if
Mr. Lincoln had stayed In Baltimore a week. Mr. Wood
was in bed, and being a?ured it was morning arxl the
telegraph useless, admitted Mr. Lincoln's flight, con
?rmed pome of tbe details before obtained, but stated
that instead of going to 1'blladelphla Mr. Lincoln and
the rorty won Id go oo to Washington by the fated
nine o'clock train, as previously arranged, tbe train to
atop n a lonely part of the city so as to avoid the crowd
Your reporter goes on with tho tram, and, If not sufil
ciently k ilea to prevent him.fro.a wilting, will te,l you
about the utlfcur ? ??
THE TRIP OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE.
OUR SPECIAL PE6PAT0HES.
OS KI'KCUl CKK-im^T^l \
Let-wicks HAK?MBir?o a*? BAitiwJMT. Wb.18,lool I
The special train, with Mr., Lincoln and party onboard,
left llarrisburg at amis o'clock, M arranged. The party
were convoyed to ibe cars fro* U.e hotel in carriages.
Vtr> few people were out. The re wore no cbeer?, but
dtnuocla'Miu* of Mr. Lincoln's secret departure were deep
and unanimous. The republicans needed to feel the most
chagrined at the sudden movement.
All the party are on the train, though but few think we
shall reach Washington without accidents. Colonel Ells
worth expects the train will be mobbed at Baltimore.
The party i8 arranged aa before, the lan
coln family, except Old Abo, in the rear
car and the balance of the party, including the
reporter., in the front car. Only Mr. Judd and Major
1 anion. of Illinois, are absent Major Lamonwas the
only person who went with Mr. Lincoln.
I telegraphed Mr. Judd's name by mistake this morn
ing Ue went on to Philadelphia in tho regular train, at
half-rust two o'clock. Major Lamoo is only a militia
offcer.
The party don't talk much. Judge Davis said that the
telegraph was taken care of last night. The army offi
cers are very angry. The republicans on board, some of
them editors of leading republican journals, are outra
g<:oue. They call it cowardly, and draw a parallel be
tween the conduct of Mr. Lincoln and the acti as of tho
South Carolinian?, veTy much to the disadvantage of tho
former. They say nothing <au e.viuso or justify such
1 conduct. These inen who talk bo are not in
want of office. Ill advised, injudicious, indeed every
epithet is showered upon the movement. Still Mr. Lin
coin is not blamed, but only his advisers. Others make
a defence by saying that Mr. Lincolncan do as he pleases,
that it is better to be prudent than rash, and that the
matter was one of life and death.
Mr. Lincoln's disinclination to go is also dwelt upon,
as also the refusal of the Baltimore Council to invito
him. It is now known, however, that this thing was
discussed at Springfield, and came very near being done
at Pittsburg on Sunday. Oiuld Mr. \incoln be ignorant
of it all this time?
It has just been ascertained that the danger to be feared
wis not directed at the truin, but that the mob would as
Bail ,Mr. Lincoln at Baltimore. Th :r"fore Mrs. Linooln
allowed to proceed at Baltimore. train will j
Estop in a lonely street, the parties be received in cloa?
carriages, and driven by different ways to the other
depot.
At all the littlo places along tho tout? crowds wero
gathered; but the train made no stop till It reached \ork,
where two thousand people were gatherod, with a band
of music. They could not believe Mr. Linooln was not
on board, und offered beta to any amount that he was.
In dead silence Bob Lincoln showed himself. A repub
lican on the train explained to the crowd that Mr. Lincoln
was not invited to go to Baltimore, and resented the
slight by passing through secretly, rhis will bo tiio
ground taken by those who defend the move.
The day is very gloomy and so is the 1 tarty.
At York Mr. Wood said to the crowd, "Mr. Lincoln is
not on ?ho train. He is suddenly cailcd to Washington.
He is very sorry to disappoint you. In the absence of
the old man 1 present to you young Bob."
At the next important station we passed the train
from Baltimore, the passengers cheering. At every sta
tion crowds were out.
As we crossed the Maryland lino the party bocamo
quite jolly, singing the -Star Spangled Banner," with
young Lincoln as leader. Two Misses Williams, daugh
ters of Senator Williams, are on board, but stop at Balti
mwc. _
The republican committee of reception from Baltimore
is on the train. It consists of Hou. W. G. Snethcn, Hon.
W T Marshall, L. Blunenberg, W. Bell, J. Bishop, W. E.
C.lcason, J. M. l'almer and F. 8. Cork ran, the latter on
behalf of the Electoral College. Mr. Knethen, in eonversa
ti.n with Mr. Wood, said "this was ft shameful way to treat
mtn who had risked their lives to vote for Lincoln, and
that it would have been perfectly safe for Lincoln to have
walked through the city. The movement was a blunder
Mr Wood replied, "That the plan was not his; bo had
?(&#<*?'?'*?>? tho Baltimore***, and intended to
trust Himself and Mr Lincoln's family among them. '
The committee said that a State* as never so insulted
before.
There was a momentary stop at Ommtryvillo, where a
great crowd wis out, but no cheers.
At the next station an old darkey sat on the top of a
stepladder, waving a piece of black bunting, to which
was p ni t d an American Hag Whether this meant seces
sion, or that th? blacks are for I moo, Is doubtful.
Udiee, niggers and school children waved their handker
chiefs Workmen were out everywhere.
ARRIVAL OF THE SUITE AT BALTIMORE.
Baltimore, Feb. 23,1801.
A crowd '.'locked up all the Calvert street depot, and on
the at rival of the tr.*in greeted it with groans, on earn
mg that tne report of Mr. Lincoln having stolen a march
wan Dot a hoax. .
Most ample arrangements had been made here for to
-una* tho sale and rospectful transit of Mr.
th.ough the city. The police force was all out and fully
. quipped, and all good cit.fens w. re anxious that no in
dignity should ha\e been manifested.
The apprehension entertained was that cortaln disre
putable parties, who latoly attached themselves to the
rf publican organization here, and who were expected to
make a demonstration, would have aroused bad feding
iD the mmds of some, and partially caused a disturbance.
Otherwise, there was no reason to apprehend anything
unpleasant here.
THE ARRIVAL OF MR. LINCOLN IN BALTIMORE.
EAurmeu, Fob. 23, 1861.
Mr. Lincoln arr.ved here at eigbt o'clock, incog., and
went direct to Washington. His family and tb? re
mainder of his party will arrive at ono o'clock. Much
?-xcltcmeut was occasional by the ruae.
THE ARRIVAL OF MR. LINCOLN IN WASHINGTON.
OUB SPECIAL DESPATCHES.
Washout >*, .lao. 33, M41.
Mr. Lincoln urrived here at six o'clock this morning
direct from narrisburg, and was mHw4 at tho dep>t by
* i.stor Seward and Mr. Wapfcbunio, <f Illinois, and pro
(Wli d very quietly to Wiilard s Hot* I. A private letter
r c?iv''d here from Mr I incoln InH nigfit announced this
cl arge ti his programme He was adviitod by high au
thor I lien Here to come tlirourh Baltimore In the night, in
urder *? avoid a diOimlty growing np in that city about
?b. should welve hita and h '* l?. should be done. Ho
in <ompknicd <m the trip by Mr. I*rnon, of Illinois,
and Mr. Allen, of New York. Mr. Lincoln, after soiling
sumo rest, t>r''iikfasted pr'vately.
.-enator Heward received official intelligence on Thurs
day e.enmj, from reliable sources, that a most diabolical
plot bud been successfully arranged, on the part of a
seciet org .n -uitioii In laliinioru, to uw issiwite tbo I'msi
dent elect on bis arrival in ttiat city. Mr. flewnrd com
n unseated this lntenig"ne? to it fow yr'vate friends, and
it was tietornjicod to aoap*tcb a NfCbSonger at or,or to
Philadelphia, informing bim of the fact, and urging turn
to tftk' on earlier train, which would '>rlng bim through
In tli*' night. Mr. Lincoln said be h;i.l received iutolli
gence from Baltimore of a similar n.ituro. A special
train was accordingly arranged, and bo departed at once
for Washington.
It Is positively denied by BaUlmoreans that any such
orgasisattai exists, or that any v ?rt -renre would have
been made with tbe President's! party. There is little
doubt that tbe feeling and sentiment of the people of Bal
timore Is very bitter against Mr. Lincoln, so mueb so, in
died. that violence might have been attempted. It is
rerarded as a very wise move in giving thorn the slip.
Mr Lincoln's family, ac omponird by his suite, will
reach here this afternoon. A suit of Ave elegantly fur
nisbed rooms in the south wst rorne* of Willard's, front
ng on Pennsylvania avenue And overlooking the White
House, have been set apart tor lYeeident Lincoln and his
family.
As the news of Mr. Lincoln's sudden and unexpected
arrival spread through the city this forenoon, people
wondered that it could he pose bi< that Old Abe wu
actually in their midst.
At eleven o'clock Mr. Lmceln, accompanied by Mr.
f. ward, calif it at tfw W tilt-: Heuso anil pad his respects
to Mr. Buchanan. The mtervtew was merely one of
courtesy, ami not for busmtss. Mr. Buchanan received
Mr Lincoln very cordially.
Wb? u Mr. Lincoln called upon Mr. Buchanan the Cabi
net were in session. The messenger announoed that
Mr. f^wird was in the acie room, attended by Mr. I in
Colo, the President elect. This was a coup d'eiat. The
President whs not aware that Mr. Lincoln ha<l arrived,
tor was either member of the Cabinet. Mr. Buchanan
proceeded lmmsdAtely to his private reception room,
and ?c?n Mr Lincoln and Mr. Seward were
Shown in, the latter intrnductrg the former.
Mr. Buchanan ruwivud Mr. lincoln very cordially, and
a p'.eubant interview was had. Mr. Buchanan wan ani
Ioub to know if Mr. Lincoln had a satisfactory reception
at H-rrisburg, to which the latter responded that It wai
very enthusiastic on tho part of the people, and exceed
ingly satlafaetory to him. Mr. Buchanan then invited
Mr Lincoln to visit the Cabinet Chamber, which he ac
cepted, and was introduced to each member. The inter
views were very agreeable.
Upon leaving the White House, Mr. Lincoln and Mr.
Seward trade a call upon Lieut. General Scott, but the
old chief was absent atttniing to his official duties.
At three o'clock Uenoral Scott returned Mr. Lincoln's
call. He waw warmly greeted by the President elect,
who ei pressed to the General -Is thanks for the many
marks of attention he had shown him, especially In de
tailing an escort from his homo to the capital. General
' Scott expressed his great grat Joation Mr. lincoln's
safe arrival, and especially complimented him for choos
ing to travel from Harrtsburg unattended by any display,
but in a plain democratic way.
At four o'clock the Illinois Gong r ess iona>#elegation,
without respect of part#, headed by Senator DeiflM,
callupon Mr. Lincoln and paid tholr respects. The
meeting was leas iformal perhaps than would he the case
at the interview with any other delegation, from the
fact that they were all friends and acquaintances before.
Tho interview between Mr Llnooln and Mr. Douglas was
peculiarly pleaeant. '
Among the callers upon Mr. Lincoln this afternoon
were th?: venerable Frank Blair and his son, Montgomery
Blair.
ASSOCIATED PRESS DESPATCH.
WJBnn?>Tow, Feb. 23, 1861.
Not a little sensation prevailed throughout the city thia
morning as soon as it bflCWn? known that Mr. Liaooln
had arrived in the early train. It was nniueceasfolly
sought to conceal the foci, wpecially from the newspa
per press, his presence here being at rtrst communi
eafrd to a few political friends in confidence. He was
met at the station by several gentlemen of distinction,
without any formality, and was immediately driven to
WlUard's Hotel.
Ho was yesterday advised to come hither without de
lay. Preparations had been made to meet him ?t the
station this afternoon, and the Mayor of Washington was
to make a welcome address, but Mr. Lincoln has thus
spoiled the programme. About ten o'clock Mr. Lincoln,
accompanied by Mr. Seward, paid his respects to President
Buchanan, spending a few minutes in general conver
sation
Senator Bigler and Representative John Cochrane hap
pened to be at the Whi?e ?>uae when he entered, and
were accordingly introduced to the President elect. Mr.
Lincoln afterwards returned to hie hotel.
MR. LINCOLN'S FIRST RECEPTION AT WASHINGTON.
Wahiiimitos, Feb. 23,1861.
At six o'clock Dr. lMleeton, Secretary of the Peace
Congress, presented a communication to Mr- Lincoln, an
nouncing that the members of the Congress were anxious
to pay their respects to Mr. Lincoln, and requesting the
latter to name the time when ho would rocelve them.
Mr. Lincoln replied that he would be happy to receive j
them at nine o'clock.
At seven o'clock Mr Lincoln left his hotel, and
proceeded in a carriage to the residence of Mr.
Seward, with whom he dined. At ten minutes be
fore nine o'clock Mr. Lincoln returned to his
hotel, ?nd was received by an enthusiastic crowd,
who greeted him as though he was their father and life.
Some wero old men, ami s-mo old and some young la
dies. Tliey reliectcd the general feeling, that in Mr.
Liucoln rests the future hope of the government and tho
Mr. Lincrtn passed through t?e 1'ng parlor hall,
thronged wtth the eW' and fashion of the national metro
polls, shaking hands as fast as he could on bis right and
left with ladles and gentkinon, so intensely interested
that he forgot even to take his hat off, which was ex
cused by a look?r on, who remarked that it was new aud
outshined the crowd.
At nine oclock, according to previous arrangement,
Mr. Lincoln received the Peace Congress The members
fusvned in procession in the hall where they meet, and
proceeded to the reception parlor; ex-President Tyler,
and Governor Chase, of Ohio, led the ran The Utter
intriiduced Mr. Tyler. Mr. Lincoln received him w tb all
the rcspect due his position The several delegates were
then presented to Mr. Lincoln by Governor Chase, in the
usual manner.
The greatest curiosity was manifested U> witness Mr.
Lincoln's llrst reception in Washington. Tho most mar
vellous thing that occurred was the manifestation
by Mr. Lincoln or a most wonderful memory. It will i
be remembered that the Convention is composed of many j
men, who, although distinguished in their lime, havo
until very lately not been very much known Bach i
member was introduced by his last name, but in nine
eases out or ten Mr. Lincoln would promptly recall their j
entire name, no matter how many initials It contained.
In seve ralinstacces he recited the historical reminiscences ,
or ramilles- In short, he understands the material or the
Peace Congress.
When the tall General Doniphan, or Missouri, wa? intro
duced, Mr. Lincoln bad to look up to catch Doniphan s
eye. He immediately Inquired,
"Is this Doniphan, who made that splendid march
across tho I'lalns, and-swept the swift Camancbes before
him?" w ?
"1 commanded the expedition across the Plains,
modestly responded the General.
"Then you have come up to the standapl ol my ex
pectation," rejoined Mr. Lincoln.
After the reception or the Peace Congress was con
eluded, a large number or citnens were presented. Mr
1 incoln was then notltled that the ante rooms and main
parlors or the hotel were filled with ladles, who desired
to pay their respects, to which the President elect very
promptly consented. Tho ladles then passed In review,
each being Introduced by the gentleman who accom
panted her. Mr. Lincoln underwent the new ordeal with
much good humor.
At ten o clock Mr. Bucbanai,'s Cabinet called and paid
their respects, In response to Mr. Lincoln's roup <r Xat
tbe White House this morning. Their reception was very
pleasant.
It mav be truly said that Mr. Lincoln s first day in
Washington as President elect has been a decided sue
cess. Pernor rats as well as republicans are pleased wltli
him, and the ladies, who thought ho was awkward at
first sight, changed their opinion, and cow declare him
"a very pleasant, sociablo gentW-man, and not bad look
ing by any means.''
Mrs. Lincoln, who arrived with the main body
or sfr Lincoln's suite in the evening train, did
not receive callers tonight. Many Inquiries were
made for her by tbe ladles who paid their p.poets
to Mr. Lincoln, but ratlgue from the day's travel was tbe
excuse for her non-appearance
ACCOUNTS FROM OTHER JOURNALS.
?Hurtling Intelligence? Dlacovery of a
l*lo? to Mr. Mmoln- II*
l.ravf* llnrrluliurg fgr Washington In
PlianiH-tircal Kicltrntil ho Indig
nation.
|Sp? clal Itcrpalch to the New York Times]
Hakki*M'R<>, Feb. 23?H A. M.
Abrab.im LlnooIn, the I'rwident elect of the 1'nlted
is nale lr Ibe capHal of the nation. By the adml
ruble urrnr jrement of (iencral frott the eountry baa been
?"imrrj tbo Inetinjj dl^Krace. which would have been
fa*ten#.! indelibly upon It had Mr. I.lneoln been mur
ileied upon hia journey thither, an he would bare been
bad lie followed the |TO|rramme aa announced In tho
perw and ginr by Iho Northern Central Railroad to IMU
i Iniore
On Thurrdiy night after he had retired. Mr. T.lneoln
??* trowed and informed that a rtrar*er deetred to ?e?
bint en a natter of life or death. Re declined to admit
titfn .klets be n*\>' b.a name, wh.ch he at once did. <?f
em-li prrMtge did the name carry that while Mr. I.incoln
wan yet diarobed he Planted an interview to the caller.
A prolonged conversation incited the fftct that to or
ganized body of men turn letprmmcd that Mr. Ije< on
rhouid not be inaugurated, hdo that should i?<-ver
We ctt> 01 Baltimore al've, J', indeed, he ever entereait.
The list of the names of the couspirators presented .1
m?*t astonishing array of prraoni high in Southern conn
uence, una sume whose t'an>e ih not to thin country atone.
suttcfuicu Uld the pkui. bankers eutloraed it, and
adventurers were to curry it into elleol. As fey
Understood Mr l.in-oln kv to leave Harrlshurg at
nine o'clock this morning b> special train, ana
the idea was. if possible, to throw the ??*
from the roud at some point where they would
rush down & steep embankment and destroy in a moment
the lives of ail un board. In case of tho failure 01 in*
protect, their plan was to surround tbe c?rri?fe on tne
way from depot to depot in Bilumore, and, assays':nau>
Uim with dagger or pistol shot
So authentic was the source l'rorn which tho informa
tion waa obtained th*i Sir. l.incoJi, after counselling his
frit a (Is, was compelled to make arrangouiente wliicn
would enable bim to subvert the plans of his enomies.
Greatly to tbe annoyance of the thousands who desirea
to call on him 'uat uiglit, ne declined givuig a reception.
The final council was b> Id at eight o'otock.
Mr. Lincoln did not want to yield, and Colonel
Sumner actually cried with indignation, but Mrs.
Lincoln, seconded by Mr. Judd and Mr. liucoln s
original informant, inhaled upon it, and at nine
o'clock Mr. Lincoln left on a Rpeeial train. He
wore a Scotch plaid cap .mi a very long military cl0a* >
go that he was entirely unrecognizable. Accompanied
by Superintendent I^wis and one friend, ho started,
while all ihe town, with the ex option of Mrs. Lincoln,
Col. Sumner, Mr. Judd, and two reporters, who were
sworn to secrety, supposed him to be asloep.
The telecapb wir-s were put beyond tho reach of any
one who might desire to use them.
At one o'clock the tact was whimpered from one to an
other, and it soon became the theuie of most excited con
versation. Many thought It a very injudicious mo\e,
while others regarded It as a stroke of great merit.
The special train leave* with the original party, includ
ing tho Timri correspondent, at nine o'clock, und wo trust
It will roaeb Baltimore in safety. _
tho Baltimore American, Keb. 33 I *
Xn the representative of political and sectional Vifcwe
which And but few adherents among our people and no
sympathy from the masses, tbe President elect will miss
here the pupular ovations which have attended every
step of his progress from Springfield up to the borders of
Maryland. But while this is so, we believe wo may say
with tho fullest reliance u|>on the good sense and ordorly
instincts of our people, that his transit through Balti
more will not be marked by any demonstrations of an
opposite character, and that whatever degree of respect
and consideration can be consistently paid to his official
position will be quietly and properly rendered.
A CARRIAGE FOR MRS. LINCOLN.
A few gentlemen of this city have presented to Mr?.
Lincoln an elegant eoacb, made to order by Messrs.
Brewster k Co., of Broome street. Hwas forwarded to
Washington on Saturday.
THE VICE PRESIDENT ELECT IN WASHINGTON.
OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE.
Wihhmuium, Peh. 22,1861.
The Vice President elect, Mr. Hamlin, arrived in this
city this afternoon, at feur o'clock, by the cars from Balti
more. Mr. Hamlin took quarters at tho Washington
House, with hit lady. He was the recipient of many con
gratulations, especially among tho ladies, who paid as
much attention t? Mm Hamlin u? they did to her distin
guished consort.
Mr Hamlin says be has nothing to say about national
affairs until his superior in office (Mr. Lincoln) arrives,
which will he to-morrow.
The day has been a gala one fbr the metropolis^ A
thousand troops have been on parade, and twenty thou
sand people have been out to see them. The word wan
given early in the morning that the order for tho parade
of the United States troops had been countermanded by
the president. Gen. Scott had enunciated the order, and
tbe troops were in readiness acccrdingly; but Ins supe
rior officer thought it proper, pending existing and proe
nartive trouble?, lhat no display of the TorceB at hie
^mani shouM be m*le. *>mo
people who desired to tee an exhibition of
th^ government troops, were congregated on
tho stieets to witness the display , out
they were disappointed. The local militia, and the lino
the Georgetown
commentated for the non appearance of Lncle r*m s
fords. There were in line about one thousand troops,
and every corps had the American lla? as their ensign.
1 Ater in the day General Scott permitted a few bat^
teries belonging to the people to parade, and it ? proper
to say that instead ot their appearance occasioning tiy
dtssat if.fae.tion th>- troops were nailed with manilestatiorm
of applauso at every point of their progress.
Mr. Lincoln can eocae here to morrow without the
sliehtcst disturbance, unless tbe ladies overwhelm hiin,
for, to''judge rroio the manifestations oo the arrival of the
Vice Presidentelect, nobody else will go much out of
bis way U, extend unusual civilities He will be received
of course, by the city officials, and eeoorto.l u. his
ouarters on Iranklio row, a lact that lia? i?een k<pts.
JSTln ?Zeqwwwe.* ?n absurd and villano.s rap*
that His uooupancj of any public bote would ul",
terded wMb dsafre* ^
NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA.
Arrival of the Overland Mail^artlal
Hi vlvnl 1? Buxlnwi-The l nltrd#tatn
Henatorshlp. ^ ^ ^ 1Mn.
Tbe pony express passed hire at half past lour J*. M.
bringing the following summary of news?
San nuxnatit, Feb. 9?3.40 !'? M
There have been no arrivals or departures since tho
last pony express.
There has been an improved demand for tbe country
during the past twp or throe days, with an augmenting%
inquiry for goods from first hands. There lano note
worthy change in the price of any imporunt article^
During the past ten days the export demand for wheat
has continued unabated, pric.-s tending upward. The
bv the last pony induced expecutions of a more activo
demand for money on tbis steamer day , and mo? 1
were apprehended. the contrary, however, money is
i.noitiertodlv easv although securities are exacted. No
SC ST/e'm yet "taken place, and it is believed
? The^shlproen' of treasure by Monday s steamer is ox
^tWoWed pony expresses arrived at Carson Val
? vf?t<?rdav ami will re&cb tYanci^co this oveDing,
ifJa^ffl'"le?r?ph dates, Ma Fort Kearny to the
2*2d ult. The overland mail also ^mod at !os Angeles
vMt^rdftv with St. Loute rtatt?? of tho 2lFt ult.
Not withstand Uig the deiay of
ffoine express took over ninety letters, and by to ua s
express the leiters will probably number one hundred
"toihUses of the legislature have pws^l a resolu
tion ui>k.ng Congress lor aid to the pony xprnes
1 Tm the evening of the 7th inst., all the Pouglai mem
hon f.f the I^sislature met in caucus and agreed to^id
vocate meeting in joint convention on tbe ?Wh lnet. to
elect a 1 nited states Senator and to postpone nonnnat.n^ a
ciuididate until tho day of tie; "?ection. ThJ. wa. r
warded as favorable to General Denver. Since the Dou
ell* caucus the Hcnau has adopted a resolution
fSton on the 20th, ami the A^blj^J^itby
_ ?f ihiri v ?ix to forty. The republicans and Itrecu
inridce demo? rat8 opposed tbe resolution, and they have
U^weX/revent any election if they continue to act
'"AlMhe workmen employed at navy yards forts and
other Lubllc works on tlito const have bjenjlts charge I
on account of tho embarrassed condition of tho national
finances.
The Street Cltaning Contrac t.
COMMON ri.KAS.
Before H< n. Judge Brady
KB. 23? W r. irOMow* W. Motor, rfe.?Thin was
. motl. n for a perpetual in,unction to ^-n
>nt* from award n(f the contract for cleaning jne sirwia
to Andrew .1 Tla, kley. William* claim'' that he was tho
l< iwest bidder. ?nd that the Common Council ?jere twtaii ?
ttioriVed in giving the contrart U. Hackley. Tbsi defend^
ants contend that the power was vested n the1"*^?^
C. uncil. and that their author.ty con. l not be taWrf r
with. Kx-Judge Kdmonds, for plaint,ff, Mr. C. u w-nor
and Mr. H H. Anderson, for the tXirporation.
Arrival* and Departure*.
ARRIVAL*.
LtrnrMt?Steamship Nova Scotlan, at Portland?(J Col
man, .) F pence. K McHaln, J White, J Stevenann, A Perry?
and 54 ? tbera.
Sataksaii?Steamabip Florida?rapt J, B Oallle, Mra Nell,
Mr* A Brown, Mm Freeiand. Ml** MaryVilayea, M Cohen, H
I'.'her, I. Ohlmiin, Tbog P?pper, .T Bram, 1 M Nlehola, Mian
Oallle, Mra Hodge, Mr* Mayer, Mian Kcney, ('apt S H Hill,
M S M. yer, W H Lowd^n, 11 Leop old, T H White, D DeFord,
.1 NathliJS and wife, Mra A Alien, M m II R Coltou, Mad Bow
neau, R)hn Sherlock, .1 C Marl bin, J Gabriel, J Broum, A
Haj nard, J Haaford?and 11 In the steerage.
Hat aha mi Namav, N P??Hteamahlp Karnak?Me*?ra S
OlddltiK*, Wm Phillip*. (1 A t' Negrettl, t H Hyatt. J Cajburr,
Jr. .1 Rotberoe, D Murphy, Km .1 Page J M Furtado, F H Mary
nnd family, w M Kliig*fan1, lady a Da boii, C TCrowell imd
ann, Don ai d \ en Arrbd.?on Caolfleld, (>pt A Bravo, lat
W 1 rent, Capt.I W Carlton, Mra.la* Marble, Me**ra I) Brown,
E Murphy, W Kelly, J B da Sllva, C King. A Welalogal, J
Andrew, H <urtl??,l Roaa, J Brown, R Reyt. Ida, J M.nth,
W Caraon, J Riley, M Chaae, R Duon.
OIPARTTRKH.
Bm??vn? Sleamahlp Xfw York?Mr R Weoler and lady, St
Louie. Mo; Mra I. Hylvla, Havana; Mra HA W?rd, A Wbltte
more Ward, Maater < -baa W Ward', Uao DHr<-nba< h, H Franko
and two rhlldren, T W Mar-hall. New York; Mr Burr Beach,
Boaion; Wm Geo Scott, I Me of Wight. Conrad B'urmann
Plttabum, Pa; Dr R Hanaleutner. nncinnatt, ,1 N Ruaa, oap
Olrardeau, Xtr Wm Muller. A MlchaUowlta, U Acb, F Ranch,
New\ork; Abraham Roaentbal, Chicago,TW Rcbulta? and
fil In the steerage. Total, W.
Tbc Urcat Wrtitni Railway.
Hi mm!*. Fob. 28, 1MI1.
The threat Western Railway trafl'- of the week ending
ycateiday nmount* to $40.(100, bena an jjcreaer oyer tha
corresponding week of laat year of $0,000. Tfce road ia
much blocked with fr?j|bt on accouat steppage at
Albuy by U? ftcrbet.
IMPORTANT FROM WASHINOTON.
THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PEACE CON
FERENCE.
WAaiiixr.TO*, Feb. 23,1881.
Vr. Igiucolu'B arrival, It Is believed, will have a -ulula
ry etlsct upon the action of the I'etce Conference. It is
pretty certain,unleu be throws his influence against tho
plan reported by the committee, that it will be carried
by a decisive vote to-night.
Gov. Chase, of Ohio, backed by tho ultras from seven
States, resisted at every stage of the vote to-day any ac
tion by the Convention, and endeavored by every moans
in his power to defeat a vote upon the main proposition;
but he was voted down by a decided majority of four
teen to seven.
An adjournment was carried at four o'clock
They met again at seven, and aro determined to progs
a vote on the main question. It will be carried by a vole
of twelve to nine.
The I'oace Conference accomplished nothing of import
ance to day, although they were in session a long while,
did a great deal of talking, and did some voting. The
prospect is that they will be in session sometime longer.
The attempt of Mr. Stone t > represent Koubus by au
thority of the democratic acting Governor of tlu> I ito
Territory, was superceded by a despatch from Governor
Robinson, of the State of Kansas, announcing the org an i
zatkm of the State government, and tho appointment to
tho Congress of Mr. Conway, the representative; Mr,
"-yycrof Leavenworth; Mr. Kwing and Mr.
invention recognised the delegates' rights,
mi nulled to seata.
ikia bulletin of this evening contains a
from Washington, to the effect that In
the PeatiMfaftremo Mr. Chase, of Ohio, offered a propo
sit ion thai It ta inexpedient to proceed to tho considera
tion of the grave matters involved in tho resolutions of
Virginia, vatU fell the States participate, and that amplo
time u*ay be afforded for deliberation, it is resolved that
the Convention adjourn to the 4th of April. Ad ex
citing debate occurred, but there is a prospoct of its
adoption.
THE EIGHT MILLION LOAN.
Wmdviox, Feb. 23, J861.
More than two hours wore occupied by the Secretary
of the Treasury in opening the bids for tho eight million
loan| this morning. There were about ono hundred and
sixty bidders, and the aggregate amount offered on the
dollar was a fraction over 1X>. The aggregate bids
amount to over f 14,900,MO.
1 learn at the Treasury Department that none of tho
60 bids will be accepted, but that the whole of the eight
million loan will be taken above ninety.
THE SEIZURE 0^ NEW YORK VESSELS AT
SAVANNAH.
Wamu*!.ton, Feb. 23,1861.
I am assured from high authority tbat no action will
be taken by this administration relative to the seizure of
the vessels at .Savannah, but that tho whole subject will
be left for the new administration of Mr. Lincoln to doal
with. The republicans do not object to this jiolicy of the
present admlnistratron.
fRlATT-SIXTH CONG1UBSB.
HICOKD SKBBION.
Be sate.
Wasiicicton, Fob. 23,1801.
Mcstrft. Hem., (rep.) of N. Y., and Tra Rtck, (rop.) of
N. J., presented petitions in favor of the constitution
and tfic laws.
Mr. Wiusoji, (rep.) or Mass , reported back the bill for
the better organization of the militia of the District of
Columbia. 1-uidovor.
THE I'OST KOI TK BUJ.
The Poet Route bill was token up.
Mr. Gwln, (opp.) of Cal., continued his remaikscom
menced yesterday, in favor of a committee of conierence.
The question was further discussed by Messrs. Bale,
Lath.iin, Johnson ol Ark., and Rice, and the b.II was
poBtyWW
im>uh ik "minus in cuivonxiA.
Xhe bill for the juvment of tho ex/iensis incurred In
the suppression of Indian hostilities in California was
ttik?-n up find parsed
The resolution giving a quit claim to certain lands in
liiwa wanaketi up. .
AH?r (UMuatiunjLfl resolution was passed.
^ ? o
W*t11W?? tl l*t'iv'VPslKwip. ^en up ..id fogs" t
? nm *7 -V.'-i i '4'
wdstAken dp '
Several amendments were passed
Mr. ELave, (r?p ) of N. H., offered an amendment for
the payment of $12 000 to Franklin Haven and asso
elates for money ue|K*<itod. fie explained that It was
in relation to the removal of iho Boston I'ost (Mflce.
A point of order wot raised, and the amendment was
ruled out.
Mr. Johnsox. (opp ) of Tenn., oil'ered an amendment t<>
earry out the order of the Senate to pay to tho widow of
ex Senator I.inn his mileage.
After considerable discussion the amendment was
adopted.
Mr. Mixes, (rep.) of Conn., moved an amendment to
pay one hundred thousand dollars for marble for the
Custom House at Charleston.
Mr. CujioiUN, (opp.) of N. C., asked if this was for
work done or to he done? He was oppwd to building a
Custom House in South Carolina.
Mr Dixon said for work partly done and partly to bo
done
Mr. Ejmmoxh, (rep.) of R. I., said the marble was
linisbed and ready to bo shipped, but the government
thought it not tho best time to ship it now.
Mr. Fu*K.M>io?, (rep.) of Be., explained that contrac
tors had gom on and prepared a quantity of raartile, and
only ask the payment for work done.
The point of order heing raised, the amendment was
ruled out.
Mr. fruusrux, (opr.) of Ark., offered an amendment
for tho adjustment of tho accounts of Brigham Young
while n officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and tho
payment ol $32,000.
The objection was made that this was a private claim.
Mr. Gkexx, (opp.) of Mo., said be was for tho adjust
ment of accounts under the prior law.
Mr. Dorr.us asked if he said it was a < laim under a
higher law.
Mr. Gta** said that he never appealed to the higher
law in the senate. lie did ?o sometimes on his knees,
privately.
The amended was ruled out.
After further consideration of various amendments
Mr. Ci-ABK, (opp.) of N. H., offered an amendment that
th>' Commissioners of Indian Affairs be authorized to ad
just tbe accounts of Rrigham THH and make a report.
The bill was reported to the Senate.
Adj. irned.
Mom mt KeprnratatlTei.
WAWimr.Tiiif, Fob. 23, isfll.
Tbe Oregon and Washington War Debt bill *n passed.
Tint nun Mli.
Mr. Shkrimx, (rep) of Ohio, moved to take up the
Tariff bill as returned from tbe Senate, witb amend
ments.
Mr. Jons Coiwuss, (opp.) of X, Y.. appealod to biro
to let the matter stand over till Monday, in order to give
members an opportunity of examining It. He desired to
make no factious opposition, but did desire to protect
tho interest of hla constituent*.
Mr. Siirbm.?3 find b? whs glad to learn thnt no factious
opposition was designed; but he assured gentlemen that
if the biM was not taken up to day he saw no possibility
of getting it to a final passage during the present
?? ssion.
The House then went Into Committee of tbe Whole on
the !-ute of the I'nmn, and took up the TaritT bill, by u
vote Of S3 agmnst via
Tho tirat Pena'e amendment, reducing the loan from
$21 .Wio 000, Wf.s concurred ti.
During (tie debate Mr. G uuorrr, (opp.) of Va , while
dltonntsf tb?* amendment, alluded to the coming of Mr
Lincoln here at an early hour this morning, Hiyinir the
latter bad hurried through italtimoro for fear of Bill
Yanwy i.nd Jed. Davis, * bo wore there wi'h a si*
powder. It was necessary to put on additional Ux.-h to
increase the pay of tho Lieutenant General. that ho might
have an additx nal peacock's plume in tin' wonderful on
reer ai<aii/*l hs own native htate. S.-ott had. ?? his
notes of tbe campaign, quoted I'nJIbndorf, tbe Pope, aud
all the rare classical poeta he oould find. The notos are
not published, but they commence t>y *a>ing lieutenant
Hen-pal Coott, a. ter a sleepless li ght ami a bad bead
ache suggests to the Secretary of War.
Here a point of order was raided against Mr. ftornett.
The Chjimm.i i Mr. Oolflu) said fbe gentleman mast
confine himself to the subject before the eommlttee.
Mr Qatunrrf?What, k> the peacock a feather ? He
then essayed to draw a comparison between the Duke of
Wellington and fieneral MOT, pronouncing In favor of
the former. Money is w&ated to ? sublisb a body guard
for Scott to resist Jeff. Davis and ei Governor Wise.
This remark was met with hisses
Mr. (Jisnsrr said serpents were the proper emblems of
the downfal of this corrupt government.
It was agreed to meet on Monday, at ten o'clock, the
Tariff bill to be continued In Committee of tho Wholo un
til one o'clock, when such amendments as may have
been acted on shall be reported to the House
During the debate on the tariff, Mr. 8irntjsi, (opp.) of
N. Y., t;aid the Chairman of the G>mmittee on ways and
Means, in bringing thjs bill before tbe House In manuscript
and thus keep ng the Houso ignorant of Its contents
meant to produce as close a resemblance between lb
U"UM< anil Mr. lJncoln ?? possible, for he (Mr. Ijnooln>
tm<i .said ut Pittsburg that be did not know much about
the taritt. and it appeared as if tbe gentleman from Ob:o
(Mr. Sherman* wished the House to know lees, an J Lbua
to rem nib.'o the 1'rcside.nt elect,at leant in ignorance of an
H'ii iuh t subject to the country. He congratulated tha
gentleman from Oh to upon the enlarged Btate^'mirehp
which provided over tbe Inception and elaboration of
this uieafcure. At this moment, when the confederal
is menaced with dismemberment and all eyoe are turn i
upon the policy whi< h will control the European States,
whether it hhail be the policy of non-Interference or tha
policy of recognition or the Southern Confederacy, tba
Chairman of tbe Cgmiuitteo on Ways and MeJun (Mr.
Sherman) whs offering the strongest provocation to hng
liuid and Franco to hasten an alliance with the Southern
('< nli derm y. Ili?? geutiemau irom Ohio had only to per
sist in making war on free trade policy, by relnaugurating
the pmtoi tive tarifT system. to accomplish this. !s this
lo be the controlling policy and the controlling idea ot
the Northern, hattem and Western portions of this con
federacy' The g ntleman and his party hnvo for years,
in all thetr ant! Marery crusade, been the mere instru
ment ot Knglish iutrigues. which looted to the disinem
bermi nt of our Union, litis is another step in the nama
uownward course.
Mr. Shkhman made a general reply to the objections
which bad been made from the doaioc ratio ante, ahow.uf
now that tho public debt wus a hundred millions, an t
that the etU'i t of it would be to inorease the revenues.
Me iDtnU ntally uu utioned that the omission to pfiOt tba
bill ?at> owini; to the neglect of the foreman of tte print
ing "Hi. e. He pressed tEo no. eselty of the passage of tba
hill to iiav, and appealed to the party frleuda to sub
tain him. *
Alter an earnest running debate tho OOIUB; deration ot
the bill wan postponed till Monday.
Beccss till seven 1'. M.
EVKNIHfl SESSION.
'>n reassembling speeches were made tn the report ot
the Committee of Ihirty-three.
Adjourned.
THE WORK OP CONGRESS,
oru Washington cokkbhpondbnce.
n.n. n j , W*?n?GTow, Fsb. 10, 1W1
Xrk , 'I C?n;'rtM nui tor-n, Appropriations fof
f "7 iy^hhrmation VJ. .<rt nmder
? ilr !?k AUUmr*-p"ifi? Bail,-***, Or*f0f%
War Debt, Chtru/ui Coal JlUe Speculation?1 he LaCkr o*
a A? TXtck?Senator Hakrr? Rqprnritfati re Stout?1 en.
neme CVmsmsmen A7atei_.V?il#nai Mk o/ 7Art3
Hundred Million* in Ihret i'etri?J\t Southern C??
feaeracy Peace On firmer?Military, dk., dc., 4c.
1 or,Kre8H '??? thug far passed twenty si* bilk ami Itrea
joint risolutiona. One of the bill??relief of Oockaday to
Leavitt?was vetoed by the President; bat we under
stand it will bo ,u*re4 In a new shape, likely to bear,
ceptable to Un^^cutive, and bo approved by him.
rho new bill nsflfe a considerable reduction in tbq
amount to be appropriated.
As the session approachea IU close it is understood her?
tbat "a ring," made up of republic ana ana Imircistu
has been Termed, after the style of the Aldencan.a
ring in your city, to put through "big things" like tfc?
Oregon war debt, Pacific Railroad scheme the Chiri?
qui coal hole swindle. The credit of the gevenuuenft
and the national treasury will be called upon tafttce tba
music to the following oatent, if these and other prcpo
sit ions or plunder arc carriod:?
Pacific Railroad tiagjoo tuto
Oregon war debt /. V". dK'SS
Chlriqui coal hole 300 oX
Which, with the
National loan of.,,. ... ok rj\f\
The tarlll adjunct ?zo'iSaEys
oid io- : :::::::::: *?S??
Making the snug sum of $183,300 000
?the government will have to add to its present indebt
edness or 1100.000 000. At tliis rate the government will
have a national debt or $300,000,000 In three year*. Tba
modest demand or the Chtrlqai operators palee before
the mere gigantic schemes or plunder which aurro od
It. It ia understood that Cbiriqui, having Tailed to suc
ceed as a tag to the Deticiency b?l. win next be tacked
to the Navy Appropr.atioo bill, and during the '? wco
short hours" ef the session be stampeded through Con
gress.
The decisive vote on 8US|>ondmg the rules in order to
make the Oregon war debt the special order for Thurs
day next week inspires .ts friends with tlie hope that 6
a.uy be parsed. The bill hus tho advantage or benin <...
gineere.l by Senator I taker, a skilful aiid subtle Tab. rer
n the vineyard el treasury claims. Mr. Stout of
is a quiet, but ctrcient worker for his Htato, and Caa m t
his heart upon the passn^u < f this War Debt b.ll.
.enutor Andrew Johiit>on, and representative? Ftne
ridge and Nelson, or TennsaBee. am hlghlv . Uted at \
Inion sentiment of the State is expressed in the re t,
in"roiigress " * fU" e'jJur8, nj^t Of 'heir c er. ?
r~Sl U(iMR iif ifhment of a Sot.rbern c< c
ted? r?ry ho* been tho general topic or owrversati' ti t. -
5 >Tct^Vhat,lh'T,nRor 1,19 ???
? ?.? ' the select " n or the pr;r,.;ipal rdhccra oT
^nsTDnr{-wti bHv" tl", of,*ct ?r c? *'?'
r - w ,*ted0 ''roni even her Soutn
ern cratei fne ^ ,?n ?f general I>av,?
W th nwR?" '?( r t\s B Offlcera Is repar.e.l
win im*i, rt't.firiwii.jiii?r,g irr Imjj ri?
i1 ,r,mr?, ? Trc" th" p,tl" "f vKl^dw.n.'?.
border States, by Interdicting the inter ?tat" s'.ave traiir.
has created some talk and a l.ttle commotion a.w>tg V r!
gmian la\flml(lirp circles. Nearly one hundred repre
sentatives or the Virgin:. Legislature are now or hav.j
been, here within the pa..t rew .lays wat biog the i.r.
ceedir/gs or the Peace Conference?what there # ihai
can be watched, ft would not require a very siroi ?r
?h?h k runc lhe ?"?'('<:''S'icr feeing n Virg.ma.
elation considerably allayed since tia;
Pr,;b*k''; the previous question will mil h?
.,r Th ^ ,'.n TfcunWny on Mr. Corwin's Obmtn tie*
or Thirty three propositions, agreeably to at. raj
assigrtnent, in oonaKiuoLje of a <rnare to aa<er
tamwbat the Peace Conference m/iy devise If ;>.? r
propositions are a<e?ptab!e to Mr. O'rwio and rthrr
mimlx rs of tho Committee of Thirty-three t ? <w
stood that the propositions of the latter Wi'l he w tr
drawn and thoee of th<; Confer* nee substtTutml i j
the pievious question will be demanded, and tho u?, ?*, ?
de ayed vote on a feaoible mo le of adjustment be n me
dlately ordered and attained.
The result cannot now be too scon known, for the sus
pense among all ciawc*, especlal y among the gai ai.t
h' re. ^ lr"ly Pfclnfjl. The positVui ?f a<?
ehrv? rJi?. ?reL n*,ITC! ?i "out^ern States-but two, l
r J, e. Captain l.isoy, of Maryland, and CapUrn Auei
To m * very deJ,r,te an<1 unenv able one.
f "p ??aiDit one s own soil and
home and fam.ly. Is a task Elicit may well wr'er aer
soldier s heart, however stout and brave
fJhe following is a list of bllla passed by Congress it.*
trsr w wri ts rjiwam.
(Approved up to Keb. 9,1061.)
lhriUf, ffjTJj
A bill for the admission or Kansas Into the I7?,cn
A bill for the relief of O. F. D. Fairbanks j r?ipr k
Dodge and Pa? irtc Ma;I .Steamship Company.
A bill to_provide for a Superintendent of xdum
Ag?u ^wh.nfcton I'Tritory and additional 'rri ai,
A bill for the reller of Moses Meeker
A bill for the relief of David Whiting.
A bill for the relieror Mrs. Kliza A. Merchant, w rt< m
or the late First I 'eutenant and Rrevet Captain Chas
Merchant, Lnited States Army.
At K.'.'i Kr??t,D'f ,U1 inval.d pension to Elizabeth Reevee
" xzzszasss**- *?"r
? i.'Ji reller ol Ricliard C Martin.
A bill tor the reller of Sampson stantlP
v.ii,t .wf114 m'DR aPProrfiations ror tho payment < x
?rn,n"11* (,f tho ^ states r?.r t f n
year tniling June 30,
iiin.'.'i1.1 '""^""m'^P'iatiotis for the support of tl?
? i , c*'!"Dly {"r the year ending li.no ao, Im*
A bill lor the benefit of KabrleL Jihiiesin
td?^"!al,.!f?.>Pp,opriat,OB8 for legislative, ezece
? iiu T' of tbe covernment 'or ire
Tb if'' i^t &*? t*6'2 (Now un''" ooosjderats c,
r* o 11, and likely to he do?f ??|.)
TV>wnsend?r reIlef P M. Peauchamp and Retsey D.
a i. !! f01"t'10 of Iho assignee of tho .ate Itevid C.
Brod<ri?k. drceaee<l
A bill Tor the roller of Krunklln Torrey.
A bill authorizing a i< an (tci6.000,000).
S>MU* HilU.
An act to authorise tho extension and nee of a branch
of tbo Alexaieiria, l.oud?n ana Hamiwhire Ra-'road w th
in the elly ol t?eorger?wn.
An act t?. nmeiiii tbe riurth section or the net for lb a
adm>ai<ma of <>r??g?n Into the Cnlon, so aa to extend th?
im?'for selecting salt spriDgs and oonti(uona lands n
Ai< a. t to authorise the Institution of a suit acainat th?
I u.ted <tatc, to test the title to Iota nnmberXwe ^
six in tbe Hospital square in San Francisco
Df^#orc?^mb2l,'f ^ Jer"ml*h ''""low, ?t th?
fal^suus^rmy"' ?f 1"JCr BenJ- AJt0H- JTn-ter
^n act ror the relier of Samuel R. Frankfln.
"f 1Earn,:.,
iOTTT RISOI I TlOMS.
... , Hour.
Joint rwolutlon authorising tho Secretary of tbeTrsa
my vSasZT"- *?'
Joint resolution extending the time (or taking testi
mony on th?- application of Cyrua H MciOrmiek for the
?xtenaion of his patent.
Senate.
A resolution authorizing the Hecretarv of the Treaaurr
t" permit the owner|of,the steamboat John C Frenoat
to change tbe name 'if tbe same to that of Bortoeo.
Wllllaaiibarg City Wewa.
Pint. ?4)n Friday night, through tho oareleaaneet of a
workman with a lamp, the ooal oil factory of Mr. Adol
phus Millo hau, foot of \orth Second street was set oa
fire and toUlly destroyed. The damairo to atockWiJ
fto, on which there wu bo ihwrwSTS, MNlSf?

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