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J. CiSKEY, - - - - Editor. THURSDAY,:::::::::: DEC. 27, 1860. Cabxies's Addktss. Our Carrier will be on hand with Bis annual New Tear's Greeting, on aext New Year's mora, and as he has served his patrons fcilhfully for twelre month past, he hopes they will all be prepared with some to ken of their approval of his labors in their be half. . -Awrtn The Republicans eleeted their can didates for President and Vice President, and though they do not take their seats for s few months yet, see what has followed. One State has already left the Union ; others are going to follow; the Sooth refuses to pay debts due the North; their Banks suspend, which leads to a partial suspension in the North, and times are put of joint generally. . This, our political op ponents tell us, all grows out of the election of Iancour. Wehare had Bank Suspensions before, the price of Produce has declined before to a lower figure than now, money matters hare bees worse out of joint than now, and at a time when, as now, the Democracy held the reign' of Gorernment, buj nobody was to blame then bow it is aH Uie fault of the Black Republicans. Terrible follows aint they? CTThe Secession scheme in the South has obtained more momentnm than was at first de signed by the leaders, who would now take the back track if they could. Jot. Davis, a distin guished advocate for secession, so long as it was confined to mere threats, has become alarmed at the aspect of things South. He says the thing has got into the bonds of the rabble, and the torrent cannot be stemmed. With few ex oeptions it always was in the hands oi the rab ble. Its adversaries in the North are the rab ble, and the Vigilance Committees South, of whose doings we read so much, are made np of thieves, gamblers, and such like. It is such hands that Bcchakah is playing into just now. fjgThe Senate Committee of thirteen were in session six and a half hours on Saturday last. Mr. Crittenden's proposition to amend the Con stitution, establishing a liae from ocean to ocean wyh Freedom above and Slavery below, never to be disturbed, was discussed at great length. Messrs. Crittenden, Douglas, and Biglcr, sus tained the proposition, and it was opposed by Messrs. Wade, Doolitlle, Collimer, and Grimes. Messrs. Rice and Powell joined its advocates in voting for it, and Messrs. Hunter Toombs, and Davis, joined its opponents saying, how-" ever, that they would go for it if the Republi cans would propose it in good faith. The other propositions submitted by Mr. Crittenden were Toted upon, but declared lost, under a rule adopted by the Committee, which requires that each proposition shall receive the votes of a ma jority of the Republicans and of those opposed to the Republicans. "Stealing of the public money to the amount of $800,000 and upwards, out of the of fice of the Secretary of the Interior, has just been made public E7Attention is directed to the exciting news from Pittsburgh, in to-day's paper. Bcchasas has for six months past been stripping the North era Arsenals and fortifications of their arms, and sending them South, -for what purpose we leave the reader to guess. 63TRead the able, truthful, and fearless speech of the Hon. Bexj. Wade, on the outside of to-day's, paper. It puts the secessien ques tion, and the hypocritical cry of the South : about iniured rio-hlR. in trip rio-lit ,1i,tu i o . 1 - t3F"The steamer City of Manchester, with uropean dates of the I3th inst., via Queens- town, passed Cape Race on Saturday morning. Her news is one day later .than that by the Ful ton. The Cityof Manchester bri ngs about $55- UUU in specie. The steamer Jura sailed for New iork on the 11th msL, with $49,000. The po litical news by the City of Manchester is unim portant. It is said that the supposed robbery of British citizens in Mexico will cause deter mined acton on the part of British Government, who were awaiting official communication of the report. Italian affairs remain unchanged. The programme of the new Austrian Ministers of State promises many sweeping and important measures of reform. The breadstuff's market was firm, with an upward tendency. tyAt Friar's Point, Missisippi. the fire-eaters recently hung three Northern men, and af terwards took them down and burned them. There was no trial, no charge against them ex cept that they were from the North. The next day after the hanging, a man charged with be ing a-Northern Abolitionist was barreled up and rolled into the river. Go it ye mad-men, yonll get Northern men in the right shape by and by. SThe Hon. Edward Batis, of Missouri, has been offered, and has accepted the position of Secretary of the Interior in Mr. LntcoLS s Cabinet. HTHon. D. K. Carter, of Ohio, is favorably spoken of by the N. T. Tribune, as a suitable person to make one of Mr. Lixcouts Cabinet The Buckey's all have a liking for "Old Dave," and would feel flattered with his selection by the President elect, as one of his Cabinet Offi cers. He would make a most excellent P. M. General. From the Louisville Journal. Gov. Dennison and Gov. Magoffin. fin. We repeat that the Governor of Ohio was wrong iu refusing to surrender a fugi tive charged with negro stealing, but the wrong, it roust be confessed, was not one which Kentucky and Kentuckians have any peculiar right to condemn. Gov. Ma goffin knows very well that one of his pre decessors, a Governor of this State, a good many years ago, refused, upon a requisition from the Governor of Indiana, to surren der a fugitive charged with kidnapping a negro from that State, the ground assumed being that it was no crime by Kentucky law. The offender in the case, was, we un derstand, a member of the Kentucky Leg islature, and Le was demanded as a fugitive from justice by the Governor of Indiana for having gone over to that State and forc ibly seized and brought a negro to Ken tucky without legal process, and the Gov ernor of Kentucky, sustained by the Ken tucky Legislature, declined, as we have said, to surrender the alleged fugitive, on the PTonnd thni h V...1 a i.: u: l " Mrtu UUUD UULUUlg WUKU the jaws of Kentucky recoguized as a crime. So, althogh Ohio, iu Gov. Dennison's ac tion, unquestionably took wrong ground, she had the example of Kentucky, and hence Kentucky, if she condema at all, as she assuredly ought to do, she should con demo with moderation and not in a spirit or tone of exasperation. Gov. Dennison and Gov. Magoffin. Affairs at Charleston--Preparing for War. The Charleston correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune writes. South Carolina knows that there is no such thing as peaceful secession She has from the beginning acted on the principle that Secession is Revolution, and from the first moment been preparing for it. She can to-morrow bring ten thousand men in to the field who, if not well armed, can supply all deficiencies from the United States Arsenal, which she now conscien tiously guards at the invitation of Mr. Secretary Floyd. She is making ready to fight the whole Federal power, and accepts all the consequences. For weeks more than one-half of her total male population capable ot bearing aims, have been drill lug and arming. Tens of thousands of dollars have been expended by individuals in the purchase of Colt s and other im proved arms. ' The thoughts of her entire population have been turned to this sing! idea, and purpose. She is thoroughly in earnest ; yet she is blind, stubborn, wrong- beaded, and wrong-hearted. In this alone, probaly two thousand well-disciplined and well-appointed men could, at an hour's no tice, be marched against fort Moultrie, which is defended by not more than 70 men, including officers, soldiers, aud musi cians. For the last month the leaders have studied the military books,brought whatev er was useful in war applicable to the en terprise immediately before them ; drilled marched and countermarched tbeir men every night, and parade them by day, with the single idea of taking rort Moultrie, and, as a consequence the other forts. The men who are to lead the daring underta king were long since selected; they are those who at Cbepultepec led the Palmet to Regiment, and gave it a name for deeds of daring on the plains and in the defiles of Mexico. The ground has been well sur veyed; tbe chances estimated. Well may they conclude that the danger and loss trill uot be very great, i or what can that lit tle band in fort Moultrie do against two thousand l Meanwhile the men of Fort Moultrie, neglected as tbey are by the Government, have not been idle. All that science, skill and laborious industry employed night and day, could accomplish by wav of strength ening the position, has been done, or is be ing done. Every man there is a true man, knowing that the revolutionists can at any moment precipitate all the Cotton Slates into secession, and that the leaders in this city are wicked and insane enough to bring on the tragedy whenever tbey conceive that the necessities of their desperate cause call for it. The garrison at Fort Moultre have from the nrst been aware on what ground they stood, and have comprehend ed the perilous tenure of peace. At no lime within the last live weeks Lave the chances of an attack, almost any night, been less than imminent. Sixty or seventy against fifteen hundred or two thousand ! That is the sort of task which the Administration places before the gallant band at fort Moultrie. 1 never have pretended that they who alone in all South Carolina daily hoist the stars and stripes, and march shoulder to shoulder to the music of the Union, would be able to withstand such odds. Yet the Govern ment that trifles with their lives in a mau ner that must yet arouse the nation in in dignation when the truth shall become ful ly dnown, issues an order requiring this little band to "defend nnd hold," not only fort Moultrie, but fort Sumler and Cas tle Pinckney beside ! It is the work of a thousand men; possibly five hundred could do it; but less than 70 are set to the work, and that too when soldiers enough are within a few hours of Charleston, whom any bnv would undertake to transport to .Fort Moultrie, and not let the Revolution ists here know it, either. A great many rumors are afloat as to the preparaliaus both for the attack and tne defense. A large number of scaling ladders and bridges are being secretly made for the Revolutionists, and the opin ion extensively prevails that batteries are being placed at different points. Nothing but the lack of heavy guns presents the latter from being done. Examination was recently made of the site of an old fortifi cation on the south side of the harbor. where it was possible some cannon might sun remain, it is believed that none were found there, but the Revolutionists are in hopes of obtaining heavy guns from some quarter, and they will probably succeed. The commanding officer at Fort Moul trie is peculiarly situated. His present or ders are to "act rigidly on the defensive." Were he permitted to exercise a wise dis cretion, and erect batteries at the point where Sullivan's Island will be invaded from the main land, it would be extreme ly doubtful whether the Revolutionists would get nearer than a tnile of the Fort. The island is quite thickly covered by all sorts of buildings some of the fine summer residences of wealthy citizens of Charles ton. In case of an attack, you may rely for a certainty that these buildings will not be suffered to stand as so many hiding places,but will at once be leveled and burnt. ihe circumstances of the occasion, when the attack is made, will also of necessity decide what shall be done aud how. I pretend to no exclusive information. But is it supposing too much in regard to men confined as are those of Fort Moultrie, to conclude that they will be at all fastidious in the means of defense at their command. Nor ue"ed there be any surprise if, when tne city of Charleston pours forth its or ganized and armed mob to massacre the Moultrie garrison; and, so far as they can do it, overthrow the Government of the country, the city itself should be visited with speedy and terrible retribution. It may happen that the moment Fort Moul trie is attacked, Forts Sumpter aud Castle Pinckney will open a shower of shells up on the city. Her cotton warehouses would be like so many match boxes to kindle con flagration, while bombs and shot rained up on all quarters of the city. MZJTiuo .New York Picayune warns the fast men of the South of the inevita ble irrepressible conflict into which they are precipitating themselves. It states with candor and power the hopelessness of peace in the proposed southern Corned ra tion and shows that the secessionists would simply draw a new line, and draw it closer upon themselves. This new line would be between the Border slave 8tates and tho Gulf States. And the Picayune plight have added that it would be remov ing the "Canada" of the ' fugitives from tne mses to tne Uhio river. t3rln the Vermout Legislature a bill has been offered to exempt from attach ment a printer's outfit, not exceeding $1, 200. , . a South Carolina Convention. CHARLESTON, Dec. 20. The Chair announced to the Convention to draught a summary of causes for the secession of South Carolina; also four Standing Committees. t Rhett's resolution for a . Coram ittee of 12 to provide for the assemblage of a Con vention of the seceding States to form a Constitution, was adopted. Mr. Ingall's reported the following ordi nance : We, the people of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do declare and or dain that the ordinance adopted by us in tne Convention on the 23d of May, 1778, whereby the Constitution of the United States was ratified, and all the acts and parts of the General Assembly of the State ratifying amendments to the said Constitu tion are hereby repeated, and the Union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of the United States of America, is hereby dis solved. The ordinance was passed unanimously by 1 69 members at quarter-past one. Th news spread rapidly, and a crowd collect ed, which did some immense cheering. Mr. Miles moved that the Clerk tele graph to the members at Washington. Carried unanimously. The ordinance was ordered to be engross ed on parchment, and is to be signed by the President and members at half-past six o clock this evening, at Institute Hall, and to be placed in the archives of the State. In the debate on the adoptiou of the ordinance, Mr. McUratb said: What you have done to-day has extinguished tha authority of every man in South Carolina deriving his authority from tne General Government. I am in favor of this body making such provisional arrangements as may be necessary in the interval which ex ists between this moment and the time the Legislature may act. I ant not, however, to be implicated in the idea that there is no lawful authority within the limits of the State except the General Government, Mr. Gregg thought all the the laws of Congress should fall instautly to the ground. Mr. Cueeversaid an immense chasm had been made in the law. It is necessary to avoid the inconveniences to the people, and must make temporary arrangements to car ry on the Government. Mr. Gregg There is no law on the sub iect of the collection of duties in South Carolina. Mr. Haines the Congress of the Uui- led States is no longer our government. It will be for our .Legislature to say what laws of the United States shall be contin ued, and what not. Mr. Gregg Congressional laws for the collection of revenues are for the support of the Federal Government. All the Post Office laws fall to the ground on our disso lution with that government. Mr. Miles We have to deal with stem facts and realities. We must prevent con fusion, anarchy and derangement in our government atiairs. Ibings must remain in statu quo, or confusion will arise. Mr. tlayne thought sudden action injuri ons. Mr. CBestnut We must revify such laws as are best to preserve us from calam ities. Mr. Mazyck thought the present postal system a nuisance, lie thought the pub lic would be better served by private par ties. Mr. Calhoun We have pulled the tem ple down which has been built three quar ters of a century. We must clear the rub bish away and reconstruct another. We are houseless and homeless, and must se cure ourselves from storms. Mr. Dunbar If that ordinance is passed things will goon iu the custom house and post office exactly as now until other ar rangements are made by this Convention. Other debates about to the same effect followed. A resolution authorizing the President to Issue tickets of admission to reporters at his discretion was adopted. J. be sixth resolution was lost. A resoiution was adopted to adopt the rules of other conventions for the govern ment of this. A motion take tip the communication from the Georgia Legislature and refer it to the Committee on an address to 'he people of the Southern Slates, elicited de bale but was not acted on. The Committee on Commerce and Pos tal arrangements was increased to 13. After some immaterial debate on the subject of mails, the special order, being the resolution relative to the secession por tion of the Message of the President of the United estates, was taken up. Mr. Olagratu spoke of the property of South Carolina. Mr. Miles I have not the least idea that the President of the United St? tes will send reinforcements here. In a conversa tion, and subsequently a wiitlen communi cation, I know this to have been said to him: If you send a solitary soldier to these forts, the instant the intelligence reaches our people, and we will take care that it does reach tbem in good sea son, the torts will be taken, because they are necessary to our safety. Mr. Miles poke about the repairs of Fort Sumpter, and mentioned the cause of the resignation of Secretary Cass. At Fort Moultrie there were only 65 men with five or six musicians. Col. Anderson is needful of troops. He (Miles) felt the necessity of being watchful, lest a few persons from Charles ton should surprise the fort in the night. Let us await awhile, as all the repairs will be to our advantage. Ibe resolution was then adopted. Mr. Dentreville introduced a resolution for a Committee of Safely. Transferred for special order to-morrow. Mr. Member introduced a resolution for the appointment of a committee of seven members to draft a summary statement of me causes justifying South Carolina in v.iiuurawing from the Union. Mr. Hayes introduced the following tre. amble and resolutions- Whereas, The causes which have pro duced a separation of Somh Carolina from the federal Union have emanated from the States north of Mason and Dixon's line, which use hireling labor only. And whereas, it has not been against the United States that South Carolina has opposed her sovereignty in usurpation by the gov em men t in violation of this instrument. Resolved, That a Commissioner be sent to each of the slaveholding Slates, bearing copy of the ordinance of secession, and proffer each Slate, or any one or more of them, the Constitution of the United Slates as the basis of a Provisional Government, to be adopted on the part of Souih Car olina aud other slaveholding Slates afier seceding from the prosent Federal Union, shall be willing to unite with South Caro lina in the formation of a new Confede racy ; and we hereby do ratify and confirm, from the date thereof, any action of such Commissioner or Commissioners, and give the consent of South Carolina in the for mation of such provisional Union; and we do further earnestly recommend that on the expiration of days after two more States in addition to South Carolina shall have acceded to the provisional U ion, an election be held for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives of. the new Congress, and a President and Vice President of the new Confederacy. Resolved, That three commissioners be appointed to carry an authenticated copy of the Ordinance of becesston to Washing ton to be read before the President of the United Stales, with request that the same shall be committed to Congress now in session, and said commisioners are author ized and empowered to treat for the deliv ery of the fort, magazines and light houses, and also for all other real estate and ap purtenances thereto within the geographi cal limits of S. C: that the authority to treat upon these subjects be extended to the last day of February, 1861, provided in the meantime that the said forts, mag azines and other places are allowed to re main in the condition in which tbey may be at the adoption of the ordinance, and they shall be further empowered to treat upon the subject of the public debt, an a proper division of all other property with in the above, now held by the Govern ment of the United States as the agent of the States now embraced in the said Con federacy until such time as a new Confede racy ol States shall be formed, of which South Carolina shall be one, upon a Con stitution or plan of Union to be reported to said Slates, and said deputies shall in vite a meeting of the several Slates and report to the Convention the articles agreed upon bv saia aeptuies. The resolutions were referred. Mazyk offered a resolution inquiring how much of congressional legislation would be abrogated by secession and how much of it might remain in force, notwithslandm the act of secession. CHARLESTON, Dec. 21. The Convention met at noon. A pray er was offered, in the course of which God was invoked to unite the people of the South in the formation of a bouinern Con federacv. Gen. Adams moved that tbey go into secret session. An amendment to appoint a committee to invite the Governor, Post Master and Collector to be present, was made. whole subject was temporarily postponed K. Barnwell Khett, Chairman of the Committee on an Address to the Southern States, read a long am able paper review ing the injuries done South Carolina while in connection with the Union. Ibe Con vention refused to use the address until naliy adopted. It was made the special order for Saturday. Judge Wardlaw made a report by ordi nance amending the Constitution of the State of Soulh Carolina. After some oth er important matters the Convention went into secret jjession, excluding all but mem beis. The following was offered yesterday in the Convention by Mr. Dunkin : That the Governor appoint Custom Officers for the Slate; also Post Masters, unless the pres eat incumbents continue to discharge thei duties. Mi. Brown offered an amendment that duties be collected at the existing rates, the Governor appointing Collectors ; also continuing the present postal arrangements until others are made. Mr. Gregg offered a substitute that the importation of merchandise be free and unrestricted, subject to temporary regula tions by the Government concerning the en try and clearance as are requisite; also that the Governor appoint Post Masters and make temporary mail arrangements with due regard to mail contracts with the ex isting Government. Mr. Huston offered a substitute thnt all citizens holding office under the United Slates Government be appointed under the liovernment of this State; also adopting the revenue and postal laws of the United States excepting that no duties-be collect ed on the merchandise or products of slaveholding Commonwealths ; further, that all monies collected, after deducting expeo ses, be deposited in the Bank of the State of Carolina, subject to the order of the As sembly; further, that said officeis posses sicn and control all the United States pro perty, for the disposal of the Assembly, who will account for the same on the final settlement with the United State. Mr. Middleton offered a- clause to Dun kin's that Collectors levy duties at half the rates of the late tat in. From the N. Y. Evening Post. Project to Capture Fort Moultrie. trie. The following letter, from the wife of an officer stiuoned. at fort Moulurie, is .calculated to send a thrill through the heart of every American. We have no time to comment upon it, but we fear President Buchanan aud his Secretary of War are storing up a terrible retribution for them selves and thosewhose treasonable conduct they encourage. in FORT MOULTRIE, December 11, 1860. 'Dear : I feel indignant. I can hard ly stand the way iu which this week little garison is treated by the heads of the gov ernment, troops and proper accommoda tions are positively refused and yet the commander has orders to bold and defend the fort. Was ever such a sacrifice (an in tentional one) known t The Secretary has sent several officers at different times to in spect here, as if that helped, it is a mere ham, to mnko belive he will do something. In the meantime a crisis is very near. I am to go to Charleston the first of the week.- I will not go farther if I can help it. "Within a few days we hear and from so many sources that we cannot doubt it that the Charlestonians are erecting two batteries, one just opposite ns, at a village. Mount Pleasant, and another on the end of this Island : and they dare the Commander to interfere while they are getting ready to fight sixty men. In this weak little fort 1 suppose President Buchanan and Secretary Floyd intend the southern con federacy to be cemented with the blood of this brave little garison. "These names should be handed down to the end of time. "When the last man is shot down, I presume they will think of sending troops. The soldiers here deserve great credit though they know what an unequal num ber is coming to massacre them, yet they are In good spirits and will fight despert ly. The commando rsays he never saw such a brave, little band. I feel desperate myself. Our only hope is in God. to-morrow. ed to for of the nor SISTER." Letter from President Buchanan on Secession. NEW YORK, Dec. 20. The Times publishes a letter from Pres ident Buchanan to a citizen of Philadel phia on secession. It is very long. It cites various articles in the Constitution, stating that tbey are entirely inconsistent with the alleged supremacy of State laws, and the claim ot absolute sovereignty entirely unreconcilable with the Constitu lion, it is clearly bis opinion that no State can secede from the Union, as it is impossible to destroy the Union except by revolution. ' I have, after grave reflection, determin ed not to pursue that line of conduct which, although it might be legal, would end in civil strife and the overthrow of oar pres ent form of government. Although it would appear that my line of duty was plain and rugged, yet 1 am family persua ded that instead of restoring order and obedience, I would have caused war and massacre at the South ; the seizure of the National Capitol ; the Constitiuton over thrown; a military dictator appointed, to end, perhaps, in tne formation of a Con stitutional Monarchy. The only means I have now at my com mant center in exhortation to the people as a nation to implore assistance from an over ruling Providence to avert the dangers which now beset our beloved land. Startling Rumers. Startling Rumers. NEW YORK, Dec. 20. lhejN. i. limes Washington corres pondence says orders have issued to Maj, Anderson to surrender Fort Moultrie if at tacked. I am reliably informed that Maj. Anderson telegraph here that he bad sur rendered a large number of arms, which had been removed from the Arsenal to Ft. Moultrie, to the authorities of Charleston, on a demand being made for them. This was done in obedience, as he says, to the spirit of orders he has received from W ash inton. An official despatch giving information of the passage of the Oiuinance of Seces sion was received here this afternoon by President Buchanan. A number of South erners were with him at the lime, and learn that he exhibited much agitation on hearing the news. The passage of the Ordinance produced intense excitement in Congress to-day. When the despatch came and was anuonc- ed that South Carolina had passed the Or dinance of Secession, and it was privately reported that the South Carolina members remaining had prepared a farewell address to be delivered to-morrow morning for the purpose of going out in a body and crea ting an impression, the Republicans imme diately renewed the proposition to adjourn, and carried it, and the isouin Carolina members must wait till Monday to make their demonstration. The Tribune's correspondence says our city is quiet, even Southern men are indif ferent. Everybody expected that Soulh Carolina would secede. Some interest is felt about her future action. In the House Committee of thirty-three little was done to day." The main feature' was the speech of Hon. C. F. Adams, of Mass. He showed the impossibility of the Republican party in this advanced age pass ing an amendment to the Constitution countenancing slavery. Mr. Rusts proposition will be voted on to-morrow. Ibe probabilities are that it will not pass. From New York. NEW YORK, Dec. 20. The New York Times, Washington cor respondence says orders have been issued to Maj. Anderson to surrerder Fort Moul trie if atlacked. I am reliably informed that Maj. Anderson telegraphs here that he had surrendered a large unmber of arms, which had been removed from the Ajsenal to Ft, Moultrie, to the authoritiesof Charles ton, on a demand being made for them. This was done in obedience, as he siys, to the spirit of orders he has received from Washington. An official despatch giving information of the passage of the Ordinance of Seces sion was received here this afternoon by President Buchanan,- A number of South erners were with linn at tne time, and 1 learn that be exhibited much agitation on hearing ibe news. The passage of the ordinance produced intense excitement in Congress to-day. When the despntch came and was an nouned that Soulh Carolina' had passed the Ordinance of Secession, and it was privately reported that the Soulh Carolina members remaining had prepared a faie well address to be delivered to-morrow morning for the purpose of going out in a body and creating an impression, the Re publicans immediately renewed the propo sition to adjourn, and carried it, and the South Carolina members must wait till Monday to make tbeir demonstration. The Tribune s correspondent savs our city is quiet, even Southern men are indif ferent. , very body expected that South Carolina would secede. Some Interest is felt for her future action. In the House Committee of 33 little was done to-day. The main ' feature was the peech of Hon. C. F. Adams. He showed the impossibility of the Republican parly this advanced age passing an amend ment to the Constitution counlenanceing slavery. Mr. Kust s proposition will be voted on Ihe probabilities are that it will not pass. Washington News. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. A report that South Carolina bad pass an ordinance of secession, was brought the House this P. M. It produced in tense excitement among the members, and a long lime confused the proceedings. Ibe Senale, in fiXecutive Session to-day, connrmed the appointment of Edwin M. Stanton as Attorney General, aud those Deputy Postmasters, and other minor onicers. Among the most active workers in the House, to-day, for the passage of the Pa R. R. bill, were Dr. Robe, and Mr. farwell, editor of the Alta Californian. Senator Baker of Oregon was also busy engineering. About 7,500,000 of the ten million loan has been Dnid in. Some of large bidders for from $100,000 to $200,000 have deposited Iheentire amount. l lie Select Com. of 33 have vet done noihing which excites particular interest. does there appear to be any curiosily respecting tneir secret movements. About 18 young ladies iusf seceded from beminaries of Pennsylvana and New York, passed through Washinton to-day their return South. The report of the Droceedinsrs of the late Philadelphia Union meeting were present ed by Mr. Florence in the House to-dav were referred to the Select Com. Secession Matters. NEW YORK, Dec. 24. The Times' Washington correspondence, of Sunday says: The Senate Committee of Thirteen will report to-morrow, when Sen ator Toombs will in denudation of the Republican parly, and will repudiate any effort at reconciliation. Mr. Toombs telegraphs this evening the following address to the people of Georgia. "I came here to secure your constitu tional rights, and to demonstrate to you that tou can o-et no guarantee for those rights from your Northern confederates. The whole subject was referred to a commit tee of thirteen in the Senate. I was ap pointed on the committee and accepted the trust. I submitted propositions which, so far from receiving decided support from' a single member of the Republican part of the comraitteee, were all treated with de rision or contempt. A vote was then taken in the committee on amendments to the Constitution, proposed by the Hon. J. J. Crittenden, and each and all of tbem were voted against unanimously by the Black Republican members of the commit tee. In addition to these facts, a major ity of the Biack Repubjican members of the commilee declared distinctly that tbey had no guarantees to offer, which was silently acquiesced in by the other mem bers. The Black Republican members of the committee are representative men of the party and section, and to the extent of my information truly represent them. "The Committee of Thirty-three, on Friday, adjourned for a week without com ing to any vote, after solemnly pledging themselves to vote on all the propositions then before them that day. It is controll ed by the Black Republicans, yonr ene mies, who only seek to amuse you with delusive hopes until yonr election, that you may defeat the friends of secession. If you are deceived by them it is not my fault. I have put the test fairly add frank ly. It is decisive against you now. I tell you upon the faith of a true man, that- all further looking to the North for security for you constitutional rights in the Union, ought to be instantly abandoded. It is Iraiight with nothing but ruin to your selves and your prostenly. Secession the 4th dny of March next, should thundered fiom the ballot box bv the unau imous voice of Georgia, on the 2d day of January next. Such a voice will be your best guarantee for libertv, security, tran quility and g'ory. R. TOOMBS." Gen. Cuhsing went to South Carolina at the request of the Supreme Court, to consult with the leaders .touching secession He reports that State as acting with view to the co-operation of all the slave States. The report that Gov. Pickens had threat ened an attack on fort Moultrie, if the rev enue cutter was not withdrawn from th Charleston harbor, is a fabrication. The Commissioners from South Caroli na are expected on Wednesday, when Pres ident Buchant.n will send a special mes sage to Congress communicating the fact. It is now generally understood that the Commissioners will not be admitted to tbe floor of the House or Senate, nor be re cognized by either branch. From Pittsburgh. PITTSBURGH, Dec. 24. Intense excitement lo-day in consequence of it being made public that U. S. Quar termaster Taliafaro was negotiating for shipment from the Allegheny Arsenal, of 78 guns to IN ew port, near Galveston Island, xexas, ana 4b to snip to an island near Balize, mouth of the Mississippi tbe appa rent object being to strip the Allegheny Arsenal and place guns where secessionists could get them. Maj. Symington, of Maryland, in com mand of the Arsenal, declined giving the f ress information on the subject, It seems ibe ports referred to, are new forts never yet mounted, these guns de signed for their armament gun carriages being made a Waterville, N. Y. These guns are ten inch Columbians to thirty iwo pounders. Gov. Moorhead, our mem ber of Congress, immediately telegraphed to Mr. Stanton, Chairman of Military Af fairs, for information. Leading Democrats telegraphed to Washington to have th orders countermanded, saying that the people would not allow the guns to be re moved A call is in circulation, addressed to the Mayor, to conveue a meeting of citizens to take action on tbe matter, will be held at Duquesne Depot, Wednesday. The call is signed by men of all parties feelliug against allowing a gun to be removed South almost unanimously. A report prevails that muskets, shells, balls, cavalry accutrements to considerable amount have already been shipped. Congressional. WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. House. The Speaker laid before the House a letter, signed by Messrs. McQueen Bonham, Boyce and Ash more, in which they say they avail themselves of the ear liest oportiiuity since official intelligence, of making known that the people of South Carolina, iu their sovereign capacity, have resumed the powers which they heretofore delegated to the treneral Government and ilms dissolve their (the signer.-) connection with the House of Representatives. In taking' leave of those with whom they have been associated, they, as well as the people of their Commonwealth, wish lo express a mutual feeling of respect, and cherish the hope that in the future their relations may be friendly. Laid on tbe table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Moore, of Kentucky introduced bill giving a construction to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793. Referred to the se lect Committee of Thirty-three. Mr. Morris of Illinois, offered a resolu tion for the appointment of a committee of live to inquire into tbe late abstraction of certain funds from the Interior Department, but suffered the resolution to be laid over for tbe present. NEW YORK, Dec. 24. The Tribune's Washington correspond ence says if the South Carolina post mas ters retire in a body, as expected, Mr. Holt will at once give public notice that no mail for SouthCarolina will be made up.because they cannot be delivered at their destina lion. All will be sent to the Dead Letter Office after a certain, date, to be delivered to the parties sending the letters. The Union Committee met at tne omce of Mr. Richard Lathers, on Saturday last, when a letter was read from Hon. Millard Fillmore. The Committee do not deem themselves at liberty to make' the teller public without Mr. Fillmore's consent, which, though written for has not been re ceived. No other business has been trans acted, i I are box NEW YORK, Dec. 24. New Advertisements. MORE SECESSION! Tremendous Excitement AT KOCH'S CORNER The Goods Seceding from the Shel ving. Owing to the : f . GREAT DEMAND FOB WE HAVE CONCLUDED TO XjIHT TBXSMC.GrOI Without War! Wit Awl Dishonor! THE TERMS. ARE Cash, or Country Produce SOUTH CAROLINA MAY GO OUT OF THE UNION! Koch's Goods ARE FOR A CLOSER' UNION "With theft- Customers. l To make the TERMS suit bA -parties THEY HAVE . PUT DOWN TI1E PRICE! In hopes thereby to . KEEP THINGS MOVING! Are upon lis ! " White & Blue Cockads m&V be the thing elsewhere,' but at Kock's Corner CHEAP DRESS GOODS, CHEAP SHAWLST CHEAP EVERYTHING! IS NOW ATT. THE GO! . .Mora new Goods Coming on. .' ; EVERY WEEK! Something new and up to the im provement in Styles is received. THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE! SAYS PUSH ALONG 1 . . ' "I . . , KEEP MOVING! This is the motto at KOCH'S CORNEfe, Take your turns at the counter! Kew Goods, cheaper than ever! Push along I Keep moving ! Here we go ! KOCH'S CORNER IS THE PLACE Walk in and push along! Keep moving, the Cash upon the counter, and the goods into your houses ! Dec 20, 1860. LADIES, ONE AND ALL. DO yoa wfint a giwid, nice and cheap pair or Glore. Kid. Silk, Woolen, or Cottnnr Go to the BOOiC MORE and aee what they haee got there. DO ITv PARENTS, THE HollidftTS are now at band. It will be rrailfiaff to roar children to tv el that they are. rememhered, however sma 1 the token. Christ man and New YenT enmeshat once in a twelve month. Go to the BOOK. STORE, therefore. and purchase a present of some tind fur your little folks. iO, GO GO CHRISTMAS PRESENTS GO TO THE BOOK STORE. GO TO THE . BOOK STORE. Kerer mind the Penny spent, bat GO, GO, CIO. . Woolen Hoods, woolen Kioleffs, Woolen Victorias, - Woolen Vis a Vis," ' D Woolen Nubias, -Woolen Son tags," j -1 Woolen Opera Hoods, Woolen Kiss-me-Quicksv Woolen tilings in e-eneral. in rreat onantitiea and of the latent and bfit stvles in thin line of goodff, joat n eeiTcd AT THE BOOK TUttE. Thermometers. : FRESH SIPPI.Y, Jnt ReertTfd at the BOOK. STOKE A BUCKSKIN' GLOVES, " BUCKSKIN MITTENS, ' . BUCKSKIN GAUNTLETS, Warranted Buckskin, : OR NO SALE. CUEAI, AT THE BOOK STORE. SECOXD ARRIVAL READY-MADE CLOWG ATB.COHN'S . Young America Clothing Stora., WOULD reapecualiv announce tn mr : rn-tomer and maukind in renerai, than bavv again received a full assortment of - . . - WINTER CLOTHING,' v the latest at j lea, food and hahionahic material, cond itio g of OVERCOATS. Such aa Sealskin, Es-inimanx. Rearer, CauUDarea, Cha rm, castor notn, kc, BUSINESS COATS, of CjAimere. Uoi.wi Capita ra. S itiooc, &. " ; DRESS COATS, of all qualities of Good Cloth. - - PANTS, of black and fener Doer kin. heavy doable, twill Cml- mere, u own laftaimem ana aaunef , co, - VESTS, of Silk P1nh. the richest pattern! Satin. Fane? 90k, Canhinera, Vaalenria Caasiaere, Cotton P)aa. Fane? Velvet, warranted fkat rnlnr. and others to naUMIOM to mention, together with an endlans stock of SHIRTS, Drawers, and all kinds nd Trawling Baga. Under Shirta. Drawera. and all kinda of inmiabiu: gooda, Trankti and TiaTrling uaga. HATS & CAPS.- Come and examine mr Stock before parekaarac else where, and il job do not boy of me it la cartaialj let me feult. ince the aaaorunent is abundant and prices t) suit crer.TboJy. BENJAMIN COHN, No. i9ut. oa the carasr. CHEAP SHINGLES. BRING ON YOUR TIMBER. - TH K ml acril er respeetlntlT Interns tee paMk sast he has purchased the right to asa in Holmes eoaatf Cavard's Shingle Machine! - f. Which, where used ia aeknnwledted tse the heat Jnkst Shingle Machine in nae. Thee ehineie are better as rheauer than those made by hand; antly, because tbr uniform in ieand do not warp or draw; and second ly because tbe ahinKlre made from s cord of timber wilt lajr aa ninrh more roof aa the lap shingles will from tha asms amannt of timber. ... - Fcmon. deriring shinaleamade will prepare id-it w-. Br In bolts and delirer it at the Board ard , of HJ"" Enoa.Miller.bnrg, O. Shingles cot lor l per Sh.niclea made of all the Umbers of which thsj sia nsnaltv made. . :, . , Ferwn. bringing timber .Vk te s iLlng teamed on the ground, ss I hare erecteu s sisaauns for that porn- . (n. shlnelea W h""!? LV",.r Place ol Up ahlngW Dee. , 10. 1 B. W. ENO!