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tlx Lincoln en route for ftshinfton.- Speech at Clntfftnfttf t Mr. Lincoln having accepted tbe urgent invitation of the citizens of Cin cinnati to visit that city on bis journey to Washington, was received with in tense enthusiasm, and escorted to the Burnet House,- from the balcony of Which he delivered the following speech, in response to an address of welcome by tbe Mayor :' Mr: Mayor and Lediet and QtntUmcn : ; i Twenty -four hours ago at the Capi tal of Indiana, I said to myself, I have never seen so many people assem bled together in winter weather." I am txo longer able to say that. 'But it is what might reasonably have been ex pected, that this great city of Cincinnati would thus acquti herself on such an occasion. My friends. I am entirely overwhelmed by the magnificence of the reception which has been given, I will not say to me, but to tbe President elect of the United States of America. Cheers. Most heartily do I thank you for it. I am reminded by the ad dress of your worthy Mayor,' that this reception is not given by any one poli tical party; and even if I had not been so reminded by his Honor, I could not have failed to know the fact by the ex tent of the multitude I see before me. This is as it should be.' It is as it should have been if Senator Douglas bad been elected.: -It is as it should have been if Mr. Bell had been elected. It is as it should have been had Mrj Breckinridge been chosen. As it Bhould ever be where any citizen of the United States is constitutionally elected President , 1 of. the United ; States. Cheers. Allow me to say - that-1 think what has occurred ; here to-day could not have occurred ; in any other country, on . the face of the globe, with out the influence of the free institutions of our land. :I hope that although we have some threatening national diffi culties now, that while these, free in stitutions shall continue to be the en joyment of millions of the people- of tnese United btates, we will see re peated every four years what we now witness. Cheers. Iu a few short years I and every other individual man who is now living, 6hall pass away. I hope that our uational difficulties will also pass away. I hope that we 6b all see in tbe 6treets of Cincinnati good, old Uincmnati lor centuries to come, onoe every four years jber people give buou . a, reception as- uilS to me coustitutionally . elected -President of the whole United States. I hope vou will all joiu in that reception, and in vite your neignoors to participate in it. IV e will welcome them in the streets of every city in the Union ; no matter where , they are from even from the iar oouiu we susm extend tnem a cordial greeting and good will, our present difficulties happily forgotten and scattered to the winds forever. Great Cheering. I have spoken but ouoe oetore this in Cincinnati. That ras a year previous to the late Presi dential election. On tlist occasion, with playful manner, but with sincere rords, I addressed much of what I said o the Kentuckians. I gave ray opin ion that we, as Republicans, would ultimately" beat them,' as Democrats; but that they could postpone that re sult longer by nominating Stephen A. Douglas, than any other way. They did not in any true sense of the word "nominate Douglas, and the result has come certainly as soon as I expected. I also told them how I expected they would be treated after they should lave been beaten I will now call, or recall, their attention to what I then said upon that subject I then said, You perhaps want to know what we will do with you, I will tell you, so far as l am authorized to speak for the Opposition, what we mean to do with you ; We mean to treat you as near as we possible can as Washington Madi-. ' son and Jefferson treated you. We mean to leave you alone, and in no way to interfere with your institutions, to abide by every compromise of the "uonsmuiion, and in a word, coming back to the original proposition, to treat yon so far as degenerated beinjrs if we have degenerated may, accord ing 10 me examples 01 those noble fathers, Washington, Madison and Jef ferson.' We mean to remember that yon are as good as we. There is no difference between us, other than the difference of circumstances. We mean to recognize and bear in mind always, that you have as good hearts in your bosoms as other people, or as we claim to have,, and treat you accordingly. Fellow-citizens of Cincinnati, friends snd brethren may I call you in my new position I see no occasion, and feel no inclination to retract a word of this. Ittreat applause. I it my words are not made good, the fault shall not be mine. Now friends and fellow-citizens of Ohio, who agree with him who now addresses you, have vou ever entertain ed other sentiments than these for your brethren of Kentucky ? Cheers, and -cries of "Ho no 1 'I 1 trust in a Di vine Providence which has never de serted ns, that we shall all again be brethren, forirettinir all parties. I bid vou farewell. IXong and continued applause. A . Compromise Spoiled. It has already been stated that Georgia has given up the five New-York vessels seized under color of its authority last week. We are not sorry to : see our national complications reduced, but this surrender spoils a chance for a glorious compromise. How easy would- have been to settle the matter by letting Georgia keep four of the vessels, and returning the other to its wner ODloe Crittenden plan-! Adv. EST The "Port Gibson Herald" wants to know "what the poor Indians will do when the Buffaloes are extinct." Indeed we can't telL We are afraid they'll havG to bear it. 37 If Voa are looking at a picture, you try to give it the advantage of a good light. Be as courteous to your fellow creatures as you are to a pic-Sire, THE CASS COUNTY. REPUBLIC AN. W. n. CAMPBELL, Edito & Proprietor. dFFtCIAL PAPEtt 6F THE COUNTY DOWAG1AC: Thursday Morning, February 21, 1861. Personal Liberty Lawi. , We publish in this ftsue the very able report of the majority of the Ju diciary Conynittee sustaining the Con stitutionality of the Personal Liberty Laws of this State. The majority re port, it will be seen, not only insists that the laws are entirely constitution al, but also that they are highly neces sary and should not be repealed or modified. , The minority, of the com mittee, Messrs. , Lockwood of Wayne, and Atwood, of Ingham, take opposite ground, and argue that certain sections of the law are in conflict with the fed eral laws. . .They support their argu ment by extracts from private letters touching the subject, written by Judges Martin, Campbell and. Christiancy. They report in favor of the passage of a bill to repeal sections two, three and four of the laws of 1855, and - also in favor of the passage of a bill to amend the law of 1859. 1 : ' We shall publish the minority report next week. ' ! . Counting the Electoral Votes The great event, that of counting the electoral votes, looked forward to with so much interest, took place on the 13th inst., in the presence of both houses of Congress, and one of the largest audiences which ever thronged the Capitol. After organization by Mr. Breckinridge, the tellers took their places and read aloud their votes, which were again announced by .the Secreta ry of the Senate. This proceeding oc cupied some time and was rather mon otonous, being relieved only by a gen eral buzzard laugh at the reading of South : Carolina's vote. The Demo cratic teller Phelps generally read the votes of the Republican States, and Trumbull, the Senate teller; read those of the Southern States. At the con- elusion me latter iook tne vote as recorded and presenting himself in front of the Speaker's desk, announced the result. Mr. Breckinridge then arose and in a firm loud voice de clared Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin as President and Vice Presi dent of the United States for four years from the fourth of March. There was no demonstration on the dissolution of the joint session. The immense crowd quietly dispersed. and the Senate and House proceeded to buisnesst The Palmetto Flag. The first at tempt of a veassel to enter a foreign port under the'flag of the "Independent Republic of South Carolina' was made at Havana by a brigan tine from Charleston.1 She sailed, in past -the Moro Castle with her "Palmetto flying aloft. But immediately, by order of the officer in command of the fortress, she was brought to anchor under its guns, and kept there until the flag of the United States was displayed at her masthead, when , she was permitted to proceed up the harbor. We wonder what they are going to do in Palmetto dom about this outrage upon their flag ina foreign port. This insult onght to be avenged forthwith. A newborn na tionality cannot afford to permit its em blematie ensign to be thus dishonord Declined to Serve. Thurlow Weed, who was appointed by the New York Legislature one of the Com missioners to Washington, in place of Addison 'Gardner, who refused to act, also declines the appointment. In his letter to Gov. Morgan,' however, be expresses himself as sympathizing warmly in the movement. The Albany Statesman suggests that " it would not be pleasant for him to have the patient die on his hands." The Peace Conference, which has been enlarged by delegates from Massachusetts and Maine, is said to have in consideration a plan to restore the compromise line, and that south of that line slavery shall be under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Court until new States are formed. . No new terri tory is to be acquired without the con. sent of two thirds of the State forming the Union. . . At it Again.-South Carolina is reported as being much dissatisfied with the" action of the Montgomery Congress. She threatens, indeed, that if Congress does not authorize and assist in an attack upon Fort Sumter, she will withdraw. It is believed that this threat will not be heeded, and that the quarrelsome little State will have a chance to secede again. Great is South Carolina 1 , IThe President has issued bis proclamation for an extra meeting of the ; United States Senate at noon on the 4th of March. ; This is the usual course for tbe purpose of acting on the communications made by the new President. Cast County Convention The Republican County Convention met at the Court House,-' in ; Cassapolis on Saturday last, and was called to or der by WH. Campbell, Chairman of County Committee. I On motion, Josh ua Lofland, Esq., was eleoted chairman, and Ira Brown ell, Esq., Secretary. On motion, the Chiar appointed Chas. W. Clisbee, Emmons Buell and A, Garwood a committee to draft Res olutions.' ". . . The Convention then proceeded to the election of six delegates to repre sent this County in the State Conven tion which meets in 'Lansing on the 29th hist. ... , The following gentlemen were elec ted :-G.' C. ' Jones, E. H. Jones, E. Shanahan, W. H. Campbell, Emmons Buell and W. W. Mcllvain. .1 The Committee on resolutions then appeared and submitted the following Resolutions:: ; 5 Whereas, important events have been and are now transpiring within our .Nation, whereby difficulties, real or unreal, have arisen between the dif ferent sections of the Union which de mand from - every Union and Liberty loving citizen a distinct avowal of po litical principles, therfore, Resolved, First. That the Republican party of Cass County still adhere with unfal tering tenacity to the.principles of the (Jhicago Platform, upon which Lincoln and Hamlin were nominated and elec ted. We believe those principles to be, even in this crisis, as sound, just and benign an exposition of the Constitu tion as, when we advocated and voted for them; nor will we forsake this po sition either to appease, the violence of secessionists, or to satisfy their North ern abettors.- Second. That the principles and poli cy of the Republican Party are in ac cordance, not only with the Constitu tion, but also with the civilization and spirit of the age ; and are necessary to the future welfare of our beloved coun try ; therefore it is our highest wis dom and duty to maintain our princi pies and policy at all hazards. Third. The great question of this hour is, simply, whether or not peace iul, constitutional self-government shall be maintained - and perpetuated -or whether it shall be supplanted by a sys tern of Mexican violence and anarchy; and therefore, we call upon our nation al legislators to stand by the Constitu Hon, as it is, as our fathers framed and administered it, and as it .will continue to exist through future ages of nation al greatness and prosperity. Fourth. That while we are willing to use all fair and honorable means to maintain an unbroken Confederacy, we are utterly opposed to any concession of the vital principles of the Republi can Jr arty to appease the Southern States, because the events of the past tew months prove that the great body of those States will peremptorily refuse to accept any measure of conciliation at all consistent with tbe conscientious convictions of Republicans, or with the self-respect of the Free States. ' ! On motion, the resolutions were re ceived and committee discharged. On motion, the resolutions as read were unanimously adopted. On motion, tbe Convention adjourned sine die. JOSHUA LOFLAND, Ch'n. Ira. Brownell, Sec'y. ' ' Kansas In the Union ! The President has signed the Kan sas bill and that Territory is at last a State in the Union. The long warfare upon Freedom there, waged as it has been by the combined forces of South era interest, political policy and Fede ral money and bayonets, has finally closed in a triumph of right that will entitle the noble combatants for Liberty there to the lasting thanks of all friends of Freedom throughout the word. No more ruthless crusade marks the histo ry of the dark ages, than that, from which the people of Kansas have just emerged ; and no more unholy purpo ses ever . stimulated oppression and wrong, than those which led to and sustained that long persecution. . But it is over, and Freedom and Free gov ernment were vindicated, whem the Executive, who has employed the purse and sword of the people to crush Kan sas, was compelled to complete her triumph by signing the act making her a peer of the oldest and proudest of the sovereign States. , Following the President's message to Congress announcing that he had approved the Kansas bill, Mr. Conway the Representative from that .State came forward, was sworn. in and took his seat. The State Government will at once be assumed by the following officers, elected on the 6th of Decern ber, 1859, under the Wyandotte Con stitution : . , . ., ) GoTernor Lient Governor Secretary of State ' Treasurer ; Auditor Attorney General Supt. Pub. Instruction Chief Justice Associate Judges CHARLES ROBINSOX. J. P, ROOT. J. W. ROBINSON. -WILLIAM THOLEN. GEORGE HILLYER. B. F. SIMPSON. i " W. R. GRIFFITH. THOMAS EWING. Jr. SAMUEL A. KINGMAN, U V. UA1L.X. The Legislature will probably be convened as soon as possible to' inau gurate.the new order of things and elect two U. S. Senators, who will be in Congress before the close of the present session on the 3d of March Ex-Gov. Stanton, Mr, Parrott, late del egate, and Mr. Amy, are prominent candidates. '.. ; . ' ' 2"F The navy bill has passed th Senate with the amendment providing for the construction1 of 6even sloops of war.' . V " : . From Lansing. 3peclal Correspondence of Cass Co. Republican. Lapsing, Feb. 16th, 1861. The absorbing 'subject here for the last week has been tbe Commissioner question. . Several days have been pent in the House of Representatives in reference to it, no definite conclusion has yet been reached. I am informed it is to be the first thing on hand in that body for next week, as its friends are anxious it should pass ' at once. Now I have no doubt that your readers think it strange that Commissioners are not appointed, inasmuch as more than three-fourths of both branches of the Legislature ' favor the project Having thus expressed themselves by their votes in some form or other, and inasmuch as Gov; Bingham and Zac. Chandler have both written. and tele graphed here to have Commissioners ppointed, even Gov. Chase, of Ohio, telegraphed last week urging their immediate appointment., .Gov. Blair, although at first opposed, is now very anxious, and several leading Republi can States have united in an invitation to us to join in the Commission, under this state of things it looks strange, passing strange to the people why it is not done. The simple truth is, Mr. Editor, we have too many smart men in the Legislature, (I mean of course, in their own estimation,) men who if they cannot have the honor of origina ting a measure, however just it may be, are sure to oppose it, so there are sev eral ways proposed to appoint Commis sioners, and the friends of each faction oppose everything except their own measure.' This apparently showing that the House is opposed -to sending Commissioners, when in fact such is not the case. Your Senator and Rep resentatives bave been in favor of the measure from the beginning, because they believe it to be right, because they are in- favor of the ZTnioni because they are now and always have been in favor of making any sacrifice except their honor and their principles in or der to preserve the Union; because they believe that the conclusions of that Convention are largely to influence the public mind, even perhaps to the disruption oi political parties. , it is for these reasons, in their opinion, the whole North ought to be represented ; why she ought to have true-hearted and bold men there, men who Vill fear lessly demand the rights of the North, ably, yet firmly setting forth our griev ances in the union, never surrendering an inch to slavery beyond its present constitutional rights. If this is done the influence of that Convention will be in favor of the Constitution as it is thereby preserving intact the great and glorious principles of Republicanism. It has been intimated here, as doubt not elsewhere, that those who are in favor of the Convention are a little weak in the Smnal Column, This expression can only find favor with weak minds, with those who are more fanatic than wise, there is a call now for true men men who have the interests of their Country at heart, and who are willing to labor, and to suffer if need be, to defend it from assaults without or from assaults within. No, the weak in the knee men. are those who endeavor to shirk present respon sibilities, who are not willing to labor to restore the fraternal feelinir that once existed in all parts of the country. They are those who to-day,are denounc ing such men as Seward, Chase and Cas sius M. Clay, charging them with weak ness, and as being faithless to the prin ciples of bqman liberty. These men find their counterparts in South Caro lina and in all the seceding States, they are disunionists but don't know it. Clamorous for the union, indeed ! but it must be union upon their terms, or none at all. In ray opinion the times have no demand for such men, they are unequal to the crisis, their counsils are not needed, and they must .give way to wiser and better men. The man or political party that is now opposing honest efforts to save this Government, consistent with prin ciple and constitutional obligations must in a very short time be inevitably submerged in the uncontrollable waves of popular indignation. The examination of John McKinney is progressing before Justice LaRue It is a naughty thing, this Treasury work, but it must be exposed. '.'! -:J JuSTICB SSr The United States Treasury is shown to be in a bad state: Th Secretary of the Treasury says, in a letter to Mr. Sherman, the liabilities due and to fall due before the 4th of March next are $10,000,000.", Tbe accruing revenue will it is estimated net about $2,000,000, leaving $8,000, 000, to be borrowed. There is in the Treasury, subject to draft, a little more than $50,000, while drafts to the amount of $2,000,000 are .unanswered: !- The short time to elapse before tbe close of the present session, renders in indispen sible for the Secretary to advertise for a loan on the 13th or 14th instant.... : : Mr. Hamlin Gone to Washington. Vice-President Hamlin and lady left Bangor for Washington on the 18th inst. The Breckinridge Platform and the Crittenden Compromise. The Democratic National Conven tion broke up in division, because the Southern States demanded the adop tion of what is known as the Breckin ridge Platform, which was rejected by the Douglas men, who had a majority in the body. It was claimed by both factions that a division of the party would result in the election of a Repub lican President, but neither saw in such result sufficient reasons for abandoning their grounds. The division was made, and the two Democratic' tickets and the platforms, with two others,, went before, the people.. The election re turns show that of 4,662,173 votes cast, the Breckinridge platform was suppor ted by but 849,956, or about one-fifth, j It might have been supposed -, that a verdict so overwhelming . against that party, would have been sufficient ; : but it did not prove so. . No sooner was the result known, than men who broke up the Democratic party and were thus condemned by the people, . went to work to break up the Government, be cause they could no longer control it, The result of their efforts thus far is the secession of six States from the Union,, with a fair prospect of-more than one more to follow, v To stay this worlc of madness ancl preserve the Union, various compro; raises are proposed, not . one of which being assented to by any of the seced ing States.- Only the Border and more moderate Slave States, will agree to any agreement' yet proposed. , The plan which attracts most, attention is that of Mr. Crittenden. We are told that the Border Slave States would ac cept that as a Compromise,. Below we give the the Breckinridge Platform and the Crittenden Compromise, side by side: ; ... : BRECKINRIDGE PLATFORM CRITTEXDEN S COMrROXISK Resolved That by the Senate and House of Rep resontatives. the follow 1. That the GoTern- ment of a Territory or-, gaaized by an act of Con gress, is provisional and ing article be proprosed and submitted as an a- temporary ; and during its existence, all citizens of the United States have an equal right to settle with their property in mendment to the Consti tution, which shall be valid as part of the Con stitution, wnen ratincd the territory, without by the Contentions of their rights, either ofthree-fourths of the peo person or propertj.being destroyed or impaired by ple ot tne estates : - - First: In all the Terri tories now or hereafter acquired north of latitude 36 30' Slavery or invol untary servitude, except uongression&i or lerri- torial legislation 2. That it is the duty of the Federal Govern ment, in all its depart for the punishment of ments, to protect, when crime, is prohibited ; necessary, the rights ot while in ail the territory persons and property in South of that latitude the lerritories. ana Slavery t nereou recog- wherever else its consti-nized at existing, and tutional authority ex-shall not bt interfered tends. ;with by Congress, but 8. That when the set tfiaU le protected as prop erty by all departments tlers in a Territory hav ing an adequate popula of the lern tonal uov- tion, form a btate Consti ernment during its con tution, in pursuance of tinuance. All the terri- law, the right of sover- tory north or south of eignty commences, ana,saia line, witnin sucn being consumated by ad-lboundaries as Congress mission into the Union, may prescribe, when it tiiey stand on an equal contains a population footing with the people necessary for a Member of other States : aud the of Congress, with are- State thus organized publican form of govern ought to be admitted intoiment, shall be admitted the Federal Union, into the Union on an n.V.AT.o its riinpCtiitinn oniio htv ti lth h finirinil prohibits or recognizesiStates, with or without the institution of Blave- slavery, as the Constitu- rv. tion of the State shall iprescriDe. It will be seen at once, that the Breckinridge Platform, which was all that the most rabid pro-Slaveryites de manded in the Democratic Convention, is more moderate in its terms and less offensive to the North, than the so called "Compromise," which Mr. Doug las now declares himself willing to sup port. Who could have thought, dur ing the recent campaign, that the Breckinridge Platform would be pre sen ted to the Republicans as ai Com promise. No Surrender X The deep solicitude now prevading every section of the country as to the course of the new Administration in re gard to the grave questions which now threaten the destruction of the govern ment, will soon be relieved by the de velopment of his policy. No executive ever assumed the head of the govern ment under circumstances so critical to the nation or so trying to himself. The anxiety and doubt as to' his pur poses are made more intense by at least a seeming difference of opinion among his political friends. This state of things cannot continue long. In a few short days the country will know what effect treason and folly have on Mr. Lincoln's mind, and to what extent his faith in the principles which secured his election has been effected by th assaults made and being made upon constitutional liberty and good govern ment. Our confidence in his firmness and patriotism is unshaken. We 6hall look to him with full reliance "for th faithful support of Republican princi pies, because we believe; he regards them best calculated to promote the great ends of the government and carry us through all troubles. Confirmatory of this, view, is the following articl from the i Springfield Journal, of Sat urday last : :. ;. " OUR FLAG IS THERE. It is but a few weeks ago since men of all parties were on the stump, en deavoring to influence public sentiment and determine the Presidential contest in their own favor, or, in other words, in favor, of their particular candidate and principles. The smoke of,, the Wide-Awake and Hickory lamps has hardly yet passed away, . and , yet we find men who urged Republicans in every consideration of manhood, honor and freedoraT-tstand by the doctrine of non-extension Df"Rlajrnvw lok:. ".---T-i . - -- ---ijjiauui '"o to convince the people that the--exten- sion of slavery is necessary to the salvVthe National Government and the tion of this Government! Douglas Democrats who,' at Charleston repudi ated and spit upon the Breckinridge piattorm, now applaud William Kel logg, and others, who endorse the Breckinridge doctrines 1 We,' through the columns of this paper, advocated Territorial freedom as a cardinal Re publican principle. We did so because we honestly Deiievea it. juen may sit the halls of Congress and betray Republicans may go over to the camp of the' enemy and exalt slavery over freedom, but we will not do it. wnat we advocated during the campaign, we will stick to through every trial. Woe, woe, betide the renegade and traitor who deserts Freedom ,in this her trial hour! We say to all the many thou sand readers of th e Journal, that we ave in erood faith, advocated Republi can Principles, and we' will never sur render them at the bidding of the slave power, or of the Democraticparty, or of renegade Republicans. We say to our readers, and to the country, that the glorious Republican whom we have elected for the Presidency, is just as trice to the Republican faith as we are, and that he will never, never, never be tray the nearly two million of men who voted for him. ' JN cxt Monday he starts for Washington. All alons; the line of is journey the people will press tor- ward to do him honor. In due time he will reach the capital take the oath of ofnee and deliver his inaugural address. Then, will true men rejoice, and traitors hang their heads in shame. In Abra ham Lincoln, the country , will bave a President true to the principles upon which he was.elected true to his coun try, its Constitution, and laws, and true to the cause of iJJ-reedoni. i The Great -Democratic Robbery .Over Six million of Dollars Stolen ! The report of the special committee, appointed by the House of Represen tatives to investigate the abstraction of bonds belonging to the Indian Trust fund, reveals the most astounding and gigantic fraud ever perpetrated on this continent ! It shows that ex-Secretary Floyd,- the late Secretary of War, and a trusted leader and representative, of the Dembcratic parly, has issued ille gal acceptances to the amount ' of OVER SIX MILLIONS OF DOL LARS ! that these . acceptances were crowded upon the market whenever. a purchaser could be 'found, and that nearly the whole amount of the obliga tions thus given is now afloat ! ,. A sum mary of; this immense swindle; is thus given in the New-York Times : . "The committee ;report that of uh- conditional acceptances issued by John 15. uioya, tne great criminal or our Cabinet history, there are now afloat and in the hands of innocent holders an amount certainly not less than $5,- 339,295 while of acceptances, condi tional on the performance of contract work bv Messrs. Russell, Majors and Wendell, the total is not less than $790,- 000 thus showing an aggregate of $6,- 1 37,395, either to be assumed by the national government or to fall as an un relieved loss on the private holders. rU the specious pleadings heretofore advanced by Mr. Russell in behalf-of his own innocence are swept to the winds by the testimony taken - before the committee, his position now be ing clearly as the chief outside agent employed by ex-Secretary Flovd in the task of putting spurious acceptances into circulation, and tempting the clerk, Godard Bailey, to - the theft of the bonds placed under his charge. We find him in company ; with one Luke Lea, formerly a commissioner of Indian Affairs, proceeding to Washington with the deliberate purpose of enticing Bai-i ley to c mmit the theft; we find Lea epening the proposition to, Bailey a bankrupt in fortune, and political ad venturer,' who had, nevertheless, been placed in charge of more than $3,000, 000 worth of bonds, though only hav ing given $5,000 as security for his good behavior; we find Lea arranging an in terview between Bailey and Russell, which takes place at the War Depart ment, where they are introduced to each other for the first time by Col. W. B. Dnnkard, chief clerk of the Depart ment, and ? Secretary Floyd's most in timate frieud;' and it is at this inters view that Col. Drinkard reaffirms what Lea had before represented to Bailey, to wit, that Floy.cVs illegal acceptances were' in danger of going to protest, and that by any such disgrace the sensitive criminal would be greatly agonized and disturbed. " The preliminaries thus ' arranged between Lea,; Drinkard, Russell And Bailey--the two latter, as the parties now mainly in interest, retire and bold a private interview in a room on the third story of the War Department,'- the result being that, within a few hours thereafter! Mr. Bailey had stolen bonds to the amount ot $150,000 from the safe under his charge, and with this amonnt of booty as the product of the first attempt, Mr. Russell returned to New York. . Two subsequent robberies were committed by Bailey at the insti gation of Russell, acting as therepre sentativelof John B. Floyd's. necessi ties; one of these in September, amount ing to $387,000, and the third in De comber, amounting to 333,000 an ag gregate of $870,000 stoleii by Bailey, in order, to save the sensitive ex-Secre tary from being agonized : and ; dis tnrbed' by the detection and exposure of his infamies: ' For $735,000 of the amounts so" stolen, Mr. Russell had de posited Mr. Floyd's unconditional ceptances as a sort . of poultice, to so much of a conscience as. Mr. Bailey might have had remaining; but as if to prove beyond any shadow of ques tion the complicity of Mr. Floyd in the robbery, we find that on the 13th day of last JJecember the date of the last theft the ex-Secretary gives .another acceptance for $135,000, : the precise sum needed to make up the . difference between the acceptances given by iRu. sell to Bailey and the bonds stole it by Bailey and handed to Russell, i m ; r . " That all these thefts and fraudulent acceptances were issued as parts 6f a aeepiy iaiQ; scuerae; lor the disruption concealment of ofScial delinquency by the destruction of all the means for its subsequent exposure. may be indeed from the fact that, even ,so far back as iasi September, th Ath day of next march, was agreed upon as the time for the re-delivery by Russell to Bailey of , the purloined securities ; and. a train.' Mr: -Wagner, to whom Bailey had en trusted a contession designed to clear ex-Secretary Thompson, of the Interi or, from any blame,; received" order not to deliver tbe ' document run" til five days before the 4th of jUarcbL' Here we have clear indications of a pre conceived resolve, on the part of Floyd ' and his conspirators, 10 break np the National; Government! at tbe blose of Mr. Buchanan's term, and to prevent the discovery of. their various acts and implements of pillage by the prevehti6d of Mr. Lincoln's inauguration." .,, , , Sectssldn Items. . j Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 15. ' The Senate finished ' the Millitary' Bill to-day, making many amendments, and discussed the ad valorum tax,' . - Montgomery-, Feb. 15; Congress has appointed a committee-' of six to make ' arrangements for the inauguration on Monday next. T An official copy of the Texas ora nance was presented, with, credentials of delegates, one of whom arrived, j s Objections was made to its reoep- tion, on the ground of its not being: ratified.- ... - - - Mr. Gregg, of Texas, a delegate,' was invited to take" a seat. - - An act was passed in secret 'session continuing Custom House officers in of fice till the 1st of April, and requiring them to take oath of fealty to the Pro visional Government. ,r " The Secretary .of the Treasury is in-, structed to report a plan for reducing: expenses and collecting revenues, -w-4 , Washington, Feb. IK tA. Convention caucus to-night nna n imonsly approved Bingham's force bill, which authorized the "collection of the Revenue on shipboard, outside insur rectionary ports, - It will be pressed to a passage next week. : : - i ' - J Secretary Holt gave a levee to the Peace Commissioners to-night. .:. i'.'.j " - r: Washington, Feb. 16J Private advices from Montgomery state that arrangements . have been made .for a loan of fourteen .million dollars by tbe first of March, atjWhich time the "Confederacy "will .Ti'ave fifty, regiments of troops in the. field for .the purpose of resisting coercion, and, in case, of a. blockade, marching, upon Y asnjngton. : , , .,. .. .. . It is understood that the delegations from Virginia, Nortb Carolina, and Missouri, will vote against the. report of the Peace Conference. 1 Maryland, Kentucky,1 and Tennessee will go for it. Itwill probably be adopted by a maioritv of the States represented in the Conference." r;J. "V . Gen Washington on "Coercioa." Gen. Washington, in a letter to Col.. Henry Lee, as given in Irving's life of the Father of bis Country, writes :. '. ; You talk, ray good sir, of employ ing influence to appease the present tu-. mult in Massachusetts. I. know not where that influence is to bo foundr ory if attainable, that it would be a proper remedy for the disorder.' Influence is not government. Let us. have a gov-, ernment by which our lives, liberties and prosperities will be secured, of let us know tbe worst at once. There is call for decision. Know precisely what the insurgents aim at.,. If thev bave real grievances, redress them if possi ble. . , i ' . : ,,.. If they have noL employ the' force of the Government against them at once. . : . : L?t tho reins of government then be braced and held witb a steady hand, and every violation of the constitution be reprehended. f n De aeiecuve, let it oe amended ; out not suffered to be trampled upon whilst it has an existence". In a letter to Gen eral Knox, he writes I feel, my dear General Knox, infinitely more than I can express to you, for the disorders which have arisen in these States. Good, God, who besides a tory, could have foreseen, or, a, Briton-predicted them ? I do assure you that, even at this momentj".when, I reflect upon the- present prospect of our affairs, it seems to me" to be like a vision of a dream. ' After what I have seen, or. rather what I have heard, I shall be surprised at nothing ; for if three years . since any person had told me that there would have been such a' formidable re bellion as exists at this day, against the laws and constitution of our own mak ing, I should, have thoqght,hira a Bed lamist, a fit subject for a madhouse.'4 : m i 9 i m i ' - ' Webster's Apostrophe to the Union. The sublime and- eloquent words of Daniel Websteri; in bis fa mous 'replyto Hayne,' are, familiar to' most American readers," yet they are worthy of being reprinted a, thousand times, and 'are especially appropriate at the present juncture. Said he; " When my eyes shall turn to behold for the last time the , sun in beavenr may-I not see: him shining ojrlmr broken "and dishonored fragments of a once glorious .Union ; oq States dissev ered, discordant, beligerent, rent with civil feuds or drenched it may be, in fraternal blood ! Let that last feeble- ' and lingering glance rather behold the- glorious .ensign of the Republic, now known .and : honored ; th rough out Iho-. earth, still full high advanced, its arms arid trophies streaming in their origin al luster, not a single stripe erased 4r polluted, not a single star obscured bearing for its motto no such miserable interrogatory as '" What is all this worth ?" .iior i those ; ptber. words of delusion , and folly, " Liberty first and'. Union afterward V x but everywhere' spread all over in characters of iivlrig light,.. blazing on ,allita ample oU a they 'float over the, sea 'arid over tb"e land, , and iji every wind, under, tno whole ' heavens1,' that 'othrV.sehtlmeut, doar to every American hearty ?LibertY and Unioii, now and forever, one and' ' l i. n ' The debt of Virginia exceed- I $32,000,000.