Newspaper of Evening Star, January 14, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated January 14, 1861 Page 2
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THE EVF.MING STAR. WASHINGTON CITY: MOSDAY ItMMrr 14 1901. Iitirii ?! ikr H*ri>lM fr??? Tbe Jnitl'igfMetr commrndi tbe speech of Mr Seward to the careful perusal of both sections, and say. that although Jt has fallen abort or what It (the Int*llignu*r) would hw? had hloi specify M the bull of a permanent yet be "hu worthily addressed himself to (be task of conciliation," and has offered an olive branch which hit party would do well to sanction. The Coa<ttiuii<m heaps every epithet In ita vo cabulary upon Gen Scott, for his active measures for defending the city of Washington from mob violence, and threatens bin wlthtbe wrath of the "National Democratic Volunteers," and kladred associations The Rtpublican says: " We believe It to be at length settled that .Mr. Chase aecepta the Treasury Departir.rnt under Mr Lincoln." A Pittlims.it or thk faociLis Afpboach* me ?The able speech of Mr. Seward, delivered on Saturday, foreshadowed unmistakably the fol " ? nn whlnh thu Administration of which he la soon to bo the premier, will strive to offset a settlement of oar existing national troubles: 1st. The future observance by the North In good fhith of the constitutional obligation to return fugitives from labor, to be brought about by a repeal of all existing personal liberty bills, and the amendment of the fugitive slave law so as that Its particularly objectionable features (to the North) shall be expunged, while It shall not be weakened In Its effectiveness. 'id. The incorporation Into the Constitution of a provision declaring that Congress shall never abolish or leglslste upon slavery In the States 3d. Immediately after admitting the territory that now stands lawfully ready to come into the Union, and to the admission of which?Kansas? U a no one innger ?rriou?iy uujrrii, 10 divide all the remaining territory of the United States through to the Pacific, by the parallel of 33' 30 . and to form of It two States, one north of that line, and the other south of It; both to be ad mitted Into tbe Union as soon as their inhabitants can adopt constitutions, and with such constitu tes as they may please to adopt, so far as slavery Is concerned. (n his speech, Mr Seward wisely forbore to ss sum* to Initiate tbe measures necessary to carry out thos* views; Insomuch, we take it for granted, as because tbe fact that they could be charged aa being his measures, would tend creatlr to weaken them at the South, while the fact they tetrt his would be very likely also to array againat thein all at the North who must necessarily be disap pointed in the composition of the incoming Cab inet, of which he la to be the premier. Thus, he haa but stated to the country the terms upon which be evidently stands ready to do his best to restore to It Internal peace We flrmlr believe that In a week, or at most a fortnight, such demonstrations will come from every northern State as will make it plain beyond denial that it ia universally accepted there, except by the radical a&ti-slavery party, to be swelled perhapp 200 000 voters larger ^through dissatisfac tion with the proposition) of the class of Republl ran nirtv vnt^n r e n r - r, d hv M^uri Sumner r j 1 ? ?? 1 Wade, Lovejoy, *t al. We also believe tbat by the 4th of March It will be well regarded by an overwhelming majority oi those at the South really anxious for the contin uance of the Union Or, in other word*, we be lieve that It will be accepted by the country as the basis of s settlement of the slavery question upon which ail the States will continue toeether ir peace, happiness, and prosperity, quite as long at they have be*n under one government up to thli time. Elsewhere la the Star to-day the reader wll! ana our *ynop*i* 01 tnat portion or bit apeect pokrn after we'west to pre** on Saturday last a whole, no more powerful effort was ere) made In the Senate of the United State*, nor on< more truly patriotic. la it Mr. Seward abandoni much Indeed of the dogma* of hia party, aa h< avows, to the end of caving the Union. WhlU ha ha* thn* given mortal offense to the estremi republican*, he has set an example to those at tb South who value the Union, which they will, w earnestly hope, be swift to emulate His ever; word towarda the South breaths peace, concilia tlon, and concession. We need hardly *av that hi* speech baa had thi happiest conceivable effect upon those of tb Sooth here dii'.ncl red towarda the proposed ex perlment of thedeatructlou of the Union, and tha his argument to abow the dangera involved In It destruction la overwhelming In lta conclusive dm as t wooif, ?ir. oewira i enori rant t meet the approbation of but two claaeea of me in public life: of thoae North and South whoa only remedy la the aword?of theabollt.oniau p< ?, and of the diaontonlata per si?both of whoc comprehend clearly that a peaceful and aatlafai tory aett ement of the troublea of the tlmea wtl Involve the inatant destruction of their power t work further miachlef Tax AuuiuMvm ix the T&kaicxy ?Th* Waahington hotel hall* were ago ynt?rday with a atory about the atoppage of tb payment of a printing account by CoiopUolli Medill. The facta are aimply aa followa. Viz An order, algned by the outgoing Secretary (Thomas,) wit presented for him to pass upon i involving the payment of tome (90,000 on accoui of printing, nnder Gale* 4 Sea ton's contract f< tba publication of public documents, the sal order being in the name of a party who had pu cbaaed the account. The Comptroller object* to the prices charged for the work, and tbe A s'.stant Secretary Insisted that be was travelin beyond his authority In assuming to sit in jud, ment on that pelnt Whereupon Comptroll Msdlll point blank refused to pass tbe aceou until he could refer tbe question la Issue to tl superior of both?Secretary Dlz?on tbe lattei return from New York. Imfoktakt Dispatches rioM Chaklbston It Is said that on Saturday the Senatorial revol tlonary council in thl? city were telegraphed mc earnestly from Charleston to Induce tbe Preside ?i ?iicc? ib*i ioe omr ot me >v en (ball not ?i again for Fort gumter; aa being compelled, in tl event of her reappearance, to lire into her iu pa uance of their declared determination to tbat en their Ire would tartly be returned, upon Cbarlc ton, by M^|. And?non. Tbb Pissacola Navt-Yaud?Commodo Armstrong waa in command of the Prnsaco nary-yard when it waa recently taken by Alaban and Florida 8taU troopa. The marine guard the yard, which waa not a defensible work, w forty atrong, and under command of Capt Wi eon, U. B M. C. The force that demanded t surrender la understood to have consisted of fl companies Faoit Socth Caioliha.?Lieut. Hall, dlr< from Fort Sumter la eipeeted in Waahingt this afternoon, and baa engaged room* at W Urda' Hotel (ien Hayne, the South Caroll Commlaaloner, will also arrive thla afternoon Lieut Talbot, the bearer of tbedaapatchea frc Major Aoderaaa, la Mill in the city. Wbat'b 1* tbi VViib '?Great curiosity exl bere to leara why the South Carolina revoiutic ary authorltiea have atarted ao many beaiera de* pa tehee hither ia the lad few days. Our 01 belief la that they were all aent to the end of g tiag Maj. Anderaon tnatructedia no event to ah the elty of Charleaton Tax L?TiST.?We regret to have to aay tl nothing haa yet been received at the N>?? i partment to Increase the probabt llty that tbe 9 iltopm/ wu Levant hn not foundered at * ma baa bean apprehended for kib? week* peal. Riaisrn. ?We bear that Aaatalant Secretary tbe Treaaury, Philip C Clayton, baa tendered I real#nation, and take It for granted that U will aooepted. Me. Cob wis waa expected to report froin I apeclal Committee of Tblrty-tbree to-day, bat b not taken the ftoor to do ao when tbe Stm't porter naceaaarllT left tbe Houae ball. (pr Wa are Indebted to Taylor & Maury, w have It tot aala, for a copy of tbe excellent ch o( i;aaf.?u>n H*rt>?r, jo? puDJUbcd by eaUtb, New V'otk. COIVGREftaiOFIAL. ? Skhitb ? Saturday, ?fter our report cloaen? M r Seward continued bit speech He Mid : It ia only aixty dava alnce tbla disunion move ment )>egan; already the dlaunionlata bare can *sa*d tbe possible recombinatlona of tbe States when d1n*verrd, and alliance* of those recombi natlona with Ea opean nation*, aa unnatural, and which would proTe ultimately aa pestilential to society here aa that of tbe Tlaacalans with the Spaniards who promlaM them revenge upon their ancient enemirs. the Asteca Secondly.?The movement arises partly out or a dispute over the conr mon domain of the United States Hitherto, the Union baa confined thla controversy within tbe bounda of political debate bv referring it, with all other national onea, to the arb;trament of tbe ballot.box. Doe* any one auppoae that dtaunion would tranafer tbe whole domain to either party, or that any other umpire than war would, after dissolution, be invoked ? Thirdly?It alao arlaea out of tbe relation of African slaves to tbe domeatlc population of the country. Freedom la to them, aa to all mankind, tbe chief object of dealre. Hitherto, under the operation of the Union, they have practically re mained Ignorant of tbe controversy, especially of tta bearlnga on themaelves. Can we hope that flagrant civil war aball rage among ourselves in their very presence, and yet that they will remaia atupid and idle spectators' Does history furnish us any satisfactory instruction upen horrors of civil war am^ug a people ao brave, so akllied in arms, ao earnest In conviction, ana ao Intent in purpose, aa we aref la It a mere chimera which auirpMta an atrirravation of those horrors beyond endurance when, on either aide, there (ball occur the Intervention of an uprising ferocloua African alave population of four, or alz, perhaps twenty million! ? The oplnlonaof mankind change, and with them the policies of nations One hundred years ago all the commercial European States were engaged in transferring negro alavea from Africa to this hemisphere To-day all those States are firmly aet In hostility to the extension and even to the practice of slavery. Opposition to It takes two forms?one European, which taaimple, direct ab olition, effected, if need be. by compulsion; the other American, which seekato arrest the African slave trade, and resist the entrance of domestic slavery Into territory where It is yet unknown, while It leaves the disposition of existing slavery ?- ?i J ?>k. a<.iu >._ ...v. i.. v. l? tu vur tuuaiuci ok: a^tiuii vi iu? oiom uj w utuu i? is retained It It the Union that restricts the opposition to slaverv in this country within these limits. If dissolution prevail, wbat guarantee shall there be against the full development here of the fearful and uncompromising hostility to alavery which elsewhere pervades the world, and of wnlch the recent invasion of Virginia was an illustration? Practically, the low of safety involves every other form of public calamity Dissolution would extinguish the greatness of our country. If separate confederacies could ex 1st and endure, they could preserve no share of the common pr'stife of the Union. The stars, whether scattered widely apart or grouped In smaller clusters, will ched forth feeble glimmer ing and lurid lights. Nor will great achievements be p< ssible for the new confederacies Dissolu tion would signalize its triumphs by acta of wan tonness which would shock and astound the world. It would give this cnpitol over to deso Intfnn at tK? uof tr mnm^nl wfipn t h*> ilnm* fa rial rwr " *"v *VI J ** ?* ? *"v ' * ' *' "ri over our heads that wai to he crowned with the statue of Liberty No petty confederacy that shall follow the I'nitea States can prolong, or even renew, the ma jestic drama of national pro?r?*ss Perhaps it is to be arrested because its sublimity is incapable nf continuance Let it be so if we have indeed become degenerate. The public prosperity! how could it survive the storm? Its elements are material improvement that knows no obstacle and has no end; invention ; that ranges throughout the domain of jiature; in crease of knowledge as broad <ts the human mind can explore; perfection of art as high as human genius can reach; and social refinement working for the renovation of thejvorld. How could our successors prosecute these noble objects In the midst of brutalizing civil conflict? What guarantees will capital invested for such ^ nnmrwfi Kav? that urill nntursiinh tK* r?-^- ??'V, ?? " ?? V...TTV i^U ?U*5 picilliuill r offered by political and military ambition? What letture will tbu citizen find for atudy, or inven tion, or art, under the reign of conscription; nay, what interest in them win society feel, when fear ' and hate (hall have taken possession of the na i tional mind? With standing armies consuming i the substai;*-e of our people oa the land, and our , navy and our posal steamer* withdrawn from the ocean, who will protect or respect, or who will 1 even know by name, our petty confederacies? Public liberty, <'Ur own peculiar liberty, must L languish for a time, and then cease to live And such a liberty' free movement everywhere through our own land and throughout the world; free speech, free press, free suffrage; the fraadom of r every subject to vote ou every law, and for or t against every agent who expounds, ad ninisters, , or executes Unstable and jealous confederacies, constantly apprehending assaults without and 5 treason wlthiu, formidable only to each other and 8 I ntlhl? trt *11 VumiHo- Knw Inmr I# ?.? wOT?wu<|r??w?v wv?'?vj uv*? *VII^ ?* tit it UC before, on the plea of public safety, they will sur render all their Inestimable and unequalled lib erty, and Hccepttl.e hateful and iutoler-tble espion age of military despotism ? \\ hat is the cause for this sudden and eternal sacrifice of so much sefety, greatness, happiness, and freedom ? Have foreign nations combined, and are they coming in ra^e upon us? No. So far from being enemies, there is not a nation on earth that Is not an interested, admtring friend. Even the London Timts, by no means partial to us, ays: It is quite possible that the problem of a dem ocratic republic may be solved by its overthrow in a few d*vs in a spirit of folly, selfishness, and shortsightedness " Has the Federal Government become tyrannical or oppressive, or even rigorous or unsouud? Hat the Constitution lost Its spirit, and all at once col lapsed Into a lifeless letter? No; the Federal Government smiles more benl^nantlv, and wcrki to-day more benetlclal than ever The Constitu tion is even the chosen model for the organization of the newly rising confederacies. The occasion is the election of a Pn*iH?nt nf th? United State*, who la unacceptable to a portion ol tbe people. 1 state the caie accurately. Thert was no movement of disunion before the balloti which expressed that rho'ce were cast. Disunioi began aa aooo aa the result was announced. Tb? just flcatloD It atsigned was that Abraham I.In coin had been elected, while the success of eithei one of three other candidates would Lave beer acquiesced in. Was the election illegal? No; it la uulmpeach able. Is the candidate personally offensive' No he Is a man of unblemished virtue and amlabli manners 1? an election of President an unfre quentor extraordinary transaction? No; we neve bad a Chief Magistrate otherwise design ited thai by such election, and that form of choice Is re newed every four years. Does any one even pro pflae to change tb" mode of appointing tbe Chle Magistrate' No: el?wti on hw nnlw*?f?al m modified by tbe constitution, Is the one crown ing franchise of the American people. To sav it tt^cy would defy tbe world ! it apprebendec tbat the new President will usurp despotic power No; wbtle be is of all men tbe most unambitious be Is, by tbe partial success of those who oppose) bis election, subjected to such restraints tbat b cannot, without their consent, appoint a minlste or even a police agent, negotiate a treaty, or pre cure tbe passage of a law, and can bardly draw i musket from the public arsenals to defend bis owi person What then, Is tbe ground of discontent? It i tbat tbe dlsunioolats did not accept as concluslv tbe arguments which were urged tu behalf of lb successful candidate iu tbe canvass. This Is all W?-re their own irvumrnlt airiinti him satisfactory to Lis supporters? Of cours? the were not; they could not be. Dors tbe Constitution require or imply that th arguments of one r*rty >^all be satisfactory t the other? No. \V hat is the constitutional rem edv for this inevitable dissatisfaction ? Kenewei debate and ultimate rehearing in a subsequen election. Have the now successful majority pel vertrd power to purposes of oppression ? No; the have never before held power ilow gladly would tbe people of any nation 1 F.urope accept, on surb terms as we enjoy it, th boon of electing a Chief Magistrate every fou years by free, equal,and universal suffrage ! Ho\ thankfully would they cast as de all their ow systems of government and accept this Republi of ours, with all lt? shortcoming*, maintain I with their arms, and cherish it in tbeir bearti Is it not the very boon for which thev siiBDllri?t?? Uod without ceasing, nod wa^e war, with Into missions only resulting from exhaustion ' We live In strange timet The coming aprln season, on one aide of the Atlautlc, will open o a general conflict, waged to obtain, through wha ever indirection, just auch a avatem aa oura, an on thla aide ?.f Ust Atlantic, within the aame pe aliela of latitude. It will open on fraternal wa waged in a moment of frensled discontent to ove throw and annihilate the same institutions. JHave the American people become all of a sue den unnatural, aa well aa unpatriotic? and wl they dlalnherit their children of the precious e Litea held only in trust for thetn, and deprive tt world of the beat hopes it has enjoyed since tt human race began its slow and painful, yet nee< ful and wisely appointed progress ? The disunionists, consciously unable to star on their mere disappointment in the recent el? tloa. have attempted to enlarge their groun< M<>re than thirty years tLere haa existed i co si treble? th< u^ti not heretofore a formidable ma* of citizens in certain States sltuat* near < around the delta of the Mlaataakppi, who belle' taxi tUe Union la leas conducive to the welfa and greatness of those States than a smaller co federaev. embracing only slave States, would b Ttfc? claaa baa availed Haelfof the dlacontenta i salting from Ibe election, to put Into operation tl machinery of dissolution long ago prepared ai waiting for teceaaion In other State* there is a soreness becauaa of k want of sympathy In the free States with tbeeffoi of slsvet ldr rs tor ?he recapture of fugitives fra srr*l< e l > all the slaw ?Ul-s there isaresiiren< resultiuvj frotu tL? resistance which b?s be determinedly made within the last few years, ifee free states, to the extension of slavery la t omtnoa territories of the United States The Upubllcu part*, v#iich cast lta Toteafor the ucceasful Presidential candidate on tbe pro.ind .f that policy, has been allowed, prsctii ally no epresentatlon, no utterance by speech, ortnrongh he preu, In tbe slave states, while tta policy, jrlnciples, and sentiments. and even lta temper, lave been so misrepresented as to excite spp-eben 110ns that It dentra Important constitutional obli gations. and alms even at interference with slave 7 and !! overthrow by the States authorities or ntervention of the fedrr"l government. While the result of the election brings the re sublicaa perty necessarily Into the foreground la -eitsttNg disunion, the prejudices against them which I have deecribed have deprived them of .he co-operation of many good ana patriotic citi crns On a complex issue between the republican party and the disunlonlsts, although it Involves the direct national calamities, the rrsalt might be doubtful; for the republican party Is weak in a Urge part of the Union. But on a direct issue, with all who cherish the Union on one aide, and ill who desire its dissoiatlon by force on the other, the verdict would be prompt and almost unanimous I consider the idea cf the withdrawal of the Gulf States, and their permanent reorganization with or without others in a distinct confederacy as a means of advantage to themselves, unwise and Impossible of execution, when the purpose is that I HtamfM it With th* Ail/xiaalnn I have already bestow* d upon It. The case it different however, In regard to the other subject* which I have brought In this con nection before this Senate. Beyond a doubt, Union Is vitally Important to the republican citizens of the United Statea, but It la just aa important to the whale people. Repub licanlam ana Union are, therefbre, not convertible terms. Republicanism is subordinate to Union, aa everything else Is and ought to be?republican Ism, democracy, every other political name and thing; all ar? subordinate?and they ought to die appear in the presence of the great question of tnlon. Ho far ax I am concerned, it shall be so: It should be so If theqiieatlon were sure to be tried as It ought only to be determined, by the peaceful ordeal of the ballot. It shall be so all the more since there Is on one side prepsredners to refer It to the arbitrament of civil war 1 have such faith In tnls republican system of ours, that there Is no political good which 1 desire that I am not content to a*ek through Its peaceful formsof administration with out invoking revolutionary action If others stall invoke that form of action to oppose and over throw government, they shell not, so far as it de pends on me, have the excuse that I obstinately left invaelf to be misunderstood. In aurb a ease l can afTord to meet prejudice with conciliation, exaction with concession wblch surrenders no principle, and violence with the right haira of peace. Therefore, elr. so far ?? the abstract question whether, by the Constitution of the United States, the bondsman, who is made auch by the laws of a State, is stilt a man or only property, I answer that, within that State, its laws on that subject are supreme; that when he has escaped from that State into another, the Constitution regards him as a bondsman who may not, by any law or regu lation of that, be discharged from his service, but hull h? 111?\i 11 n nn rlsim tn th#? n?rtv to whom bis service Is due. When prudence and justice would combine In persuading you to modify the acts of Congress on that subject, so as not to oblige private persons to assist in their execution, ana to protect freemen from being, by abuse of the laws, carried into sla-' very, I agree that all laws of the States, whether free States or slave State*, which relate to this class of persons, or any others recently coming from or resident In other States, and which laws contravene the Constitution of ihe United States, or any law of Congress passed in conformity thereto, ought to be repenled Domestic slavery, existing In any State, is wisely left by the Constitution of the United States exclusively to the care, management, and disposition of tliaf State; and if it wt-re in my power, I would not alter the Constitution in that respect. If misapprehension of my position needs so strong a remedy, I am willing to vote for an amendment of the Constitution declaring that it shall not, bv any future amendment, be so altered as to confer on Congress a power to abolish or in terfere with slavery in any State While I think that Congress has exclusive and sovereign authority to leulslate on all subjects whatever, in the common territories of the United States; and while I certainly shall never, directly or indirectly, give my vote to establish or unction slavery in such territories, or anywhereelse in the world, yet the question what constitutional laws shall at any time b" passed In regard to the terrl-v tones. i?, like every other question, to be deter mined on practical grounds I voted for enabling acts in the cues of Oregon, Minnesota, and Kan sas, without being able to secure in. them such provisions as I could have preferred; and yet I voted wisely So now, I am well satisfied that under existing circumstances, a happy and satisfactory solution of the difficulties lu the remaining territories would be obtained by similar laws, providing fur the organization, If such organization were other wise practicable If, therefore, Kansas was ad mitted as a State, undur the Wyando'. constltu Hon. m l turn* she ought to be, and If tbe or ganic law* of all tbe other territories could be repealed. I could vote to authorize tbe organlra tion of two new States which should Include them, reserving the right to effect sub divisions of them, whenever necessary- Into several conve nient States; but 1 do not find tbst such reserva tlons could be constitutionally made Without them, the ulterior embarrassments which would result from tbe hasty incorporation of States of such vast extent and various interests and character would outweigh all the immediate advantages of sucha measure But If the measure wsre practicable, 1 should prefer a different course, namely: when tbe eccentric movements of secession and disunion shall have ended in i whatever form tbat end may come, and tbe angry excitements of the hour shall have subsided, ana calmness once more shall have resumed 1U accus i tomed sway over the public mind, then, and not until then?one, two, or three years hence?1 i should cheerfully advise a convention of the people, to be assembled in pursuance of the Con ! stitutiun, to consider and decide whether ar.v and * ? _? : > -? ?l _ -- ?? - - wuai siueuumniM ui iue organic niuunai law s ought to be made. i A republican uovr-ai 1 have heretofore been a i member of other partita existing In my day?1 5 nevertheless hold and cherish, as I have always done, the principle that this government exists in r lu present form only by the consent of the gov i erned, and that it Is as neceapary as It is wise, tc resort to the people for revisions of the organic - law when the roubles and danger* of the State ; certilnly transcend the powers delegated by it te e tne public authorities. Nor ought the suggestion - to excite surprise. Government in auy form Is i r machine; thia is the most complex oue that the 1 mind of man has ever Invented, or the hand ol man baa ever framed. Perfect as It Is, It ought tc be expected that It will, at least as often as ouc< f In a century, require some modification to adapi , it to the changes of society aud alternations of em - pire e 1 hold myself ready now, as heretofore, to vcU I for any properly guarded laws which shall b< deemed necessary to prevent mutual Invasions o: States by citizens of other States, and puulshihoa; 1 who shall aid and abet them e Notwithstanding the arguments of the gallan r Senator from Oregon, (General Lane,) I remait u of the onlnirm that nhvtirjil hnnHa >nrh mm ? , I- - 1 ?v" " "'f.M ways, railroad*, rivers, and canals, are vnttlj more powerful for holding civil communitlr together than any mere covenants, though writtei on parchment or engraved upon iron I remaii therefore, constant to iny purpoae to secure, 1 possible, the construction of two Pacific railway* one of which ihall connect the porta around thi moutha of th? Mississippi, and the other the town on the Miaaouri and the lakes, with the harbor on our W eater n coast. If, In the expression of theae viewa, I have no proposed what ia dealred or expected by man1 others, they will do me the Justice to believe tha I am aa far from having suggested what In man] respects would Lave been in harmony with cher lahed convictions of my own I learned earlt from Jefferson that in political affairs w<- can no alwaya do what seems to us absolutely beat Those with whom we must necessarily act, en talning different Tlews, have the power and righ of carrying them into practice. We must b content to lead when we can, and to follow whei we cannot lead; and if we cannot at any time d for our country all the good we would wish, w must be satisfied with doing for her all the goo< luai wf ran I shall lend to the pov??rnmeiit my beat supnoi In whatever prudent yet energetic efforts It shal make to preserve the public peace, and to main tain and preserve the Union; advlsine, only, thi It practices as far aa possible, the utmost mod en tlon, forbearance, and conciliation We already have dlaordera, and violence hai begun. Still my faith in the Constitution and 1 the Union abides, becauae my faith In the wladoi and virtue of the American people remains ui shaken Coolness, calmness, and resolntiou ar elements of their character. They have bee temporarily displaced; but are re*appeartng. Soon enough, 1 trust, for safety, it will be aee that sedition and violence are only local and ten uorary, and that only loyalty and atlVctioii to tt Union are the natural acntimenta of the who country. Whatever dangers there ahall be, thei will be determination to meet them; whstevi sacrifice*, private or public, shall be needful fi the Union, they will be made. 1 feel sure that tl hour baa not come for this great nation to Ml. This Union has not yet accomplished whi good for maaklnd was manifestly dealgned I Htm who an not nt* the imwiiii anil nt*- .1 k? ?i duties of Statesand emplrn. No, air; if It we raat down by faction* to day, It would rise aga and re-appear In all Ita majestic proportion* t morrow. It ia the only government that ci stand here Woe1 Wm ! to the inan that mad lift* his band against it. It shall c. ntinue ar ?ndnrc,- and men, In after times, shall decla that this feneration, which moved the Unl< from sodden and unlocked for dangers, surpass* ia magnanimity even that one which laid 1 foundations In the eternal principles of llbert justice, and humanity.

At the clow of Mr. Seward's speech, tbe Seni adjourned Hoc?i?At the cloae of oar report. tbe Cc ftittee of the W hole on the iMc of the Uuton bad ndrr consideration the Naaal Appropriation bill, Afl*r a protracted and exciting dlKMloo the ommittee roae and reported the bill to the loaae, and It waa paaard The Heuae then adjourned. Moroat, January 14. Hnin.-Mr. BJfler, of Pa., Introduced along till pfoTlding for the holding of an election broughout tbe United gate* upon tbe adoption >1 certain amendmenta to the Constitution of th? Jolted States, similar In suheUnoe to tka CiUtm ten compromise, but alao providing that tbe 'resident shall be elected for alx rears, and be nellglble after one term. Mr Wilson moved to refer It to tbe Committee >n tbe Judiciary Mr Blgler hoped that disposition of It would lot be made. Mr. Trumbull said It waa* a proposition to rbange the Constitution In an unconstitutional resolution was referred to tbe committee. Mr Brown, of Mlaa , on bebalf of the Senators from Florida, Alabama and Miaalaaippt, aaid that ilthough those Senators bad received no official notification of the secession of their States, they deemed it proper to annnounce that they would not for the present take active part In the business of the Senate Mr. Orlmea Introduced a resolution of inquiry ss to whether there waa any combination to pre vent the free uvlgat'.on of the Mississippi river, Mr Iftltl rtvcNP i* - | VTVI ? | Mr. Green introduced a resolution rf Inquiry aa to the recent occupation of Federal office in St. Louia by United State* troops laid over. Mr. Wilson Introduced a resolution of inqnlry ! aa to whether the appropriation for the Washing ton Aqueduct haa been expended according To law; laid over. Mr. Slidel asked to be discharged from the Committee on Claims, which was agreed to. Mr. Mason railed up his resolution rf Inquiry aa to the orders given to army officers in Soutn Carolina, and as to plana submitted to the War Department relative to the military occupancy of Virginia. Hor*K ?The Speaker presented a communlca from tbe Secretary of the Navy in relation to tele graph signals on ourcoaat. and governors of steam engines in the Navy. Laid on the able, and or dered to be printed. Sir English offered a resolution approving of the propositions of Mr. Crittenden, and calling upon the House to take such steps as shall lead to their early adoption. Objected to. Mr English said be should bring the resolution up before tbe House at the earliest moment, and secure its adoption, if possible. Mr. Burnett offered a loint resolution authoriz ing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to Duvall k Bro , of Washington city, assignees of R. A Davidge, the inm of SI 18 80. Agreed to. Mr. Garnett offered a joint resolution to suspend the execution of Federal laws within certain States. Referred to the special Committee of Five. Mr. Harris, of Va , offVred a joint resolution for the repeal of the tariff lawsof ItsST, and the revision of the tariff law. Deipatchu were this morning received at the Navy Department from the Commandant of the Home Squadron, at Vera Cruz, dated Jan 4th Inst The Cumberlard arrived out at Vera Crui, from New York, on the 23d Dec last. On the 6th of Dec. she lost overboard seaman Francis Miller. Personal. Major Beauregard, U. 8. Engineers; Lieut. G. \V. Morris, U. S. N.; Geo. Evans, Me., are at \V Wards'. Senator Toojnbs left for home yesterday. He is elected to the Georgia State Convention. Senator Brown, itis understood, left this morning. Balaam op Wild Cherrt?In our columns this week appears an advertisment of W lstar't Balsam of Wild Cherry. If It really be a superior article, and there it much reason to think to, the prejudice in many case* just against Patent Medi cines should not effect It; and the proprietors of the medicine bring before the public good of evidence of its beneficial effect, from some of our most resnertable and reliable citizens, who hare long used the article. Jno. Wells Simpson, Esq . of this village, to whom references was allowed to bf made in the advertisement of the Balsam, at Vhe request of the proprietors, authorizes us to say that he has used the Balsam in his family for the last tew years, and hat found It, from his experU ence, to be very valuable remedy for coughs and colds. A trial might satisfy many of ita beneficial effects.?Laierenceville Herald, May 18, 1860. On Saturday, the account cf Governor Pickens as Minister to Russia was finally adjusted at the First Comptroller's office, and a balance of seventeen hundred dollars foaud due to him. The Comptroller, Governor Medlll. passed tbe account, but directed it to be paid by drnft on tkt tub ft t fit ft e t ft m /t f tei /"*ft * ia/1 f ?*? wy wvwir* vur v?ir??* Aa.< taken possession ?Republican. Y^PM.O.O.F.-RIDGELY ENCAMPMENT. 115 No. ?.?Patriarons, you are he-eby notified that a apodal meeting ?t l l>a - rid on TU ESI)AY, the 15th January, at 7 /clock P ja 14 2t* B. A. KIDDER. Fcrib*. O I). F.?The regular quarterly comtnu L < nicati. n of the B W. Gr?nd L?>d*e of tne Di*'riot of Columbia will t>* held at Odd Fallows' flail Seventh street, on MONDAY EVENING, the 14:h inktaat, at 7 o'olook. ja 12-a JNO. T. BANGS, Q. Seo'y. NOTICE.?The Oflio rsfrom each Ward of L? the luios Re*i.i e jt, are nquested t<> meet atTempe aace Hall,<>n TUESDAY .the 15tn lust., at 7 o'clock p m. Punctual atteoduio* la re quested. jal2 3t ry-B~N*T10NAL VOLUNTEKR8, ATTEN \l 5f TION.?A n eeting of the above ramed As sociation will be h Id next MONDAY EVEN1N6, January 14th, at 7>* o'ol -ok, at Hiwoh's Hall, cor ner of Fourte nfi and D sts. The members, and those wishing to join, arc requested to be puaotuaJ in attendance. By order. R. CI>EARY, President. J. H. GANTT, Rpo.Sec'y. Jail 3t? r5?THE UNION PRAYER MEETINOS will We holden every day this week, in th* E' xlish Luih-r*n Church, oorner of lith and H street*. to oommonce 11 to oioot, anu to wmraB one hour. i*7_ T^OFFICE MUTUAL FIRE INS. COMP., uL3 Washikgton. D. C.. Deo. 31. I860 In p'j'su*no? of the charter the following *t*te montoftue coaditioa of toe company 11 published, viz: Amount of premiam note* on hand 5 :!5,i7?W o lUttet dunne the year 9 0)650 o owh on hai:?l. 9.?*h? K o/mw Xotice u al%o tivtn that the annua' m?etinf ! membera wi 1 t>? h- i<i at the offioe of the oompany on MONDAY', the 2U' in-tant. a 10 o'clook a. m when an election will be held for aeven Manager#, to serve for the entiling Tear. luing t *7 ew6t CHAS. WILSON.Secretary. rry?l)EMP8EY A O'TOOLE. Jjj WE DDI NO AND VISIT! <V? CARD JtjmHAVERS. Importer! of fine WEDDING STATIONERY, WEDDING ENVELOPES. tho moat beautiful utiles 3'26 Pa. At., between 9tii an<l Kith ata , an 27-6m Waohiroton. JN PEACE PREPARE FOR WAR. Just received by expiers, and will be sold at I verv atna1 a Ivanoe, a lace antorlmc t or COLT'S Kk.VOL.VKR8, >harp'? Smith A Weaaon's.&n< otlmr PIS J'OLS. Doub e and Single SHOT GLNS KIFLES, Colt*. SHOT GUNS. Alio ino,noo Mucket Capa fio.noo El'y'< A Brothers Double Water Proof do jtS.noo Co t'e Car*. 20,<00 O D do. And all kind* oi Field Ammnaition. JOS. L CAVAGE, Penn. ave., bet. 10th and nth ate. jaU-lw (State*) Sign Gilt Saw. JMPORTANT TO LADIES! I have joat received a lot of Sable Mink MUFFS male from skin? oaught this sea- ^ aoin which I will sell at nearly WWKTKgi ha f their usual prioe. Also, on hand,Frenoh Sable and fcSfe'tf'AB Wat^r Mink MUFFS, pnoMirom ?2 50 to $3 So. MBBr i HALF CAPES and VICTOR IN KS of varioua kinds of Far extremely >ow. A few moreChiidrensFURSleft. .Muffs 75 oenti 91 and JJ1J?. , _ , JOCKEY HATS in Bmtu and Felt for 42 and #2 5ft 1m* than cost Terms cash. B. H HTINBMETZ, Hat Store UTS Penn. avenue, ja u between 12th snd 13th sts. regimental dr'ii.l. 1 - RECRUITS WANTED. THE LADD WEBSTER fc CO. iMr&oviD Tight Stitch Skwuio Machisb Raoimirr. Perrons desiring to join this useful Company ai requested to oall as soon M possible at their Head quarters and proTide themselves with the drai of the Keg meut which oonsista smong other thing of ?.ne?<f Ladd, Web-t?r ft Co.'? Family Sewin Machines. The Regiment are designed to I .uivci.uiri. > ur noftiiiicui mv uOTt|u^ mounted and follow in the rear in order to vaiiiJs Am/4 ranfs in MnIti I ftPIBl sew u la. UD?M ** UU U? m HUM I VHM I M VV?H|V** JB ? company of feinalea between the agea or 17 and ! will aooorapany the Regiment to lire inatrnotior in the art of uaing the Machine. Per order, Krev'c. Brig. General. ^-'" "^ggVA'wKEB. A.,0. TT* H UN DER8I0 N E D DE8IHETO NOTl F /I the customers of their Tate Brother, that th? will contiuae to carry on the bueiaeee aa hereti foro oarrifMi on by him. We woal* be happy It h f tends and eotturoera would continue teetr patri 31BLKV * BROTHKK. Our c-^fSlfaiiSfSSS r? d ? kettle their aooounte by bom or otherwiee. O payments at this time are unuauaily heavy, aad 1 oat. oqlr.be enabled to meet j>?r engageaee W u,7rw'^rsw T? Diarmoit Cabal ?We Arc sure no reader f this journal, says tbe Intelligencer, has recoY red from tb? anrprise with which he moat have earned the rvrelatlona made by our correspondent EatonU tbe lataUlfrenrer of Friday Wt. re jecting tbe program ie of operatlooa which be l.eged to bare bees c??cel vrd a ad planned is a rlrate raucoa of secestloo Senators beld i? tbta lty on Saturday, the Sth instant Tbe astounding furs nf t^* nrnr m rt 1 n ri ?arK(#>k K? thlkl itposed mar have drafeUna Induced nmr to |?MStlon their aOtbentlcltr, notwithstanding the isaurarres we gave respecting the responsible ind reliable character of oar dlstingrlsbed in oris ant That there Is bo room, however, for inr doubt In the premises, will he ss obvious to he minds of oor reader* ss it is to our own. whea ire place before them the following confirmation if our correspondent's statements, as found in the Waahlngtoa dispatches of the Charleston Mercury >f the 7th instaat: Frtm Our Own C*m>fnd*?t WasHi*oroii, Jsa. 6 ?The 9>e?alor* from those >f the Southern States which haw called Conven iens of their people met Ib caucus last Bight, and idopted the following resolutions : Rttolvtd, That we recommend to oor respective States Immediate secession. Rttolvtd, Thst we recommend the holding cf a General Convention of the said Sutn. to be holden in the city of Montgomery. Alabama, at some period not later than the l?th day of February, 1961 These resolutions were telegraphed this evening lo the Conventions of Alabams. Mississippi snd Florida. A third resolution la slso known to have been adopted, but it is of a confidential character, net to ti divulged at prtttni. There wu a good deal of diacuaalon In the eaucua on the question ' of whether the acceding SUU? ought to continue their delegatlonaln Congreaa till the 4th of March, to prevent unfriendly leglalatlon, or whether the Repreaentatlvea cf the acceding Statt* ahould all reaign together, and leave a clear field to the op, pontlon to paaa aoch bllla, looking to coercion at thev may aee fit It la believed that the opin ion that they ahould remain prevailed WEEK IN WASHINGTON THE ONLY SAFE AND PERMANENT CURE FOR ) CORNS, BUNIONS, SOPT CORNS, and ALL DISEASES OF THE FEET, is the unerring SYSTEM Practiced by r?. m. a. scHiiOeeER. WHAT 18 a corn .? Corn*are a tubercular exoressence, ainn ar to a wart.whioh develop themerlvee on the to-a, be tween the tie*, (Soft Coma.) on the aolee of the feet, and the joint of the bic toee,( Bunion*.) they are produced by many causes. let. The oontpreaaion e*uaed by a na'row, and particularly by a short ahoe. 2d. Sometimes th? cauae ta the oppoaite; a shoe too 'area in which the foot slips. 3d. Ptockirga ill fitting, and forming piaita or in equahtiea, also are a cause of corns. e>pecial'.y in walking upon aharp, uneven, or broken pavement*; the continued rubbing of the ahoe or boot at the Joints, determine* a point of irritation; therefrom result large and painful o tcb, bunions, soft corns. Man; who ars thus atfliotsd, have recourse to a rszor or scissora, and out olf the euperfioies of Ui~ oorn, arhd obtain relief for a few day a BUT WHAT 18 THE RESULT ? By reason of outtiuc, the sxoresoenoe has the opportun ty of expanding, bordering and rooting itself, and on the s?me plaoe, by cutm.g, you make grow a number of oorns, after whioh it is in vain that it is out or plastered. Sometimes oorn stay a long time without giving pain, bat that must not be la<d to the idea Mat they are becoming inert, and that they will retrain so, for, aooner or latsr, to the great diatreaa of the person who has to bear It, they will exhibit their real character. Pain, awe ling, f?ver, miaery of no ordinary de sorption will Arise, and will be diffiou.t to rut-due. wunoui greater attention man can noaer orai:iar j oironmatanoea be paid. WHAT MUST BE DONE.' THE COHNS MU3T BE EXTRACTED? DR SCHLOStSER, by a ijitem onoe novel, liwed upon lone expe rience and app'cyed by the higheat medical author itiea, and teitck can only be carried out by Kim <t /, ha* aueceeded in extracting the ro >t of tbeoora, ni matter what their naturea, teit/kout tivint tht lea*i pain or inesnvenienct, either during their re in ova or afterward*. l)r. 8CHLOS3KR haa the aatiafaction of lattng before the pnbiio at bia oonaultir.g r^oraa, aa a proof of the extraordinary aatiaiacUoo given l>p bia unaurpaaaed atjleof treatment, a nrnneroua liat of te ti^oniala fr ?rn oitiseta cf the higheat a'anding in Washington. Ala'*, from memhera of IhA W A? aJ pRmlllM if k.nrnnA Am sal 1 m m nnmKa* lotsodai fromfeutMmen Dip'ova'iats.Clerfytnen, Phyuoiana. AmbMnlen, Merchants aid Editors of thia country and Europe. CO vs ULT1XU ROOMS, S?37 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,. Soutfcwde,) Wot wee a 12th and 13th aireeU. Offioe houra from 10a. m. till m. ia It LAST WEEK IX WASHIXOTON. More Fire Arms! By Adaroa' Ex freca, thi* day. we hav? received a large additiou t? ttl-r ?><x>k of FIRE ARMS, oonaUtinc of Sharp's, AUcn's. Sin if k > ITfiiMt'i. RfcVOI.VRRA. rKle?'". Co*'? aW-Proof. "? D." and Hiokt' CAPS. Piatol Bal.a, CartridgM, Powder Flaaka, Ae., foi ale low by J. E. fHILLbtt. Importer and Dealer in Fouicb ad AMriou Hardware. Mo. 3.19 Pa. ?., Jal2 3t O^cmU Brown'a HotaL W COLT'S AND SHARP 8 PI9TOL8. E Have reoaived a furth-r au?py? Colt a Improved Nar; and Pocket Plato,a, Sharp's do do do AUo, B.ll., rill, t ^ ja )0-7t* Sfll Pa avenue. PI REM EN'9 INSURANCE COMPANY WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN. Capital 7T... 1900,000. OfU* eers r C ifre? mmd Lmutaaa a*., aver ?<aJ WatktMgio*. m INSURE HOUSES ANP^OTHK* PROPERTY AGAINST LOSS BY kikb. Dikxctoe*. Geo. Shoemaker, Samuel Redfarn, Samuel Cropler, William Wii eon, Richard Jodm, John D Barclay, Jaooh Gideon, Andrew R othvell, Thoa. Parker, Richard Barry, B. B. Krenoh. No charge for Polioiee JAMES ADAMS, Preaident. A?l G. Datm. Secretary. oo 1* pURE OLD W^V FOR MfiUl Priet m g all** or SO unit jnt betiU. Tbe rut home and foreign demand w hare fo thia artiole aufioientlf atteava iu parity and exoei lenoe. Moreover it nay ba mentioaed ia Ihi* cob that many inraiida of delioau orcannyioi to aae whiak j of other braada, ha re ?>n nfxion _ una We to th? abpr* most iComiou ud htm ia it* ??aa?i A liberal duooant oath* abora prioaa mad* i tha trade. KDSVARD HALL. Dealer ia In* WlMUd Lianora, GWJMBfc Bar of Thirteenth atreeC?A wrj ooin plate aaaorl nt of Braide.Caria, Pnaettae, Baadeaaa, Jto mow ob kaad: aleo, made to ordar at the ahortei notiee Hair Work repaired or taken iam?U?|i 7^ A LVKR rSOKLfc.H*ATKUHONKY. Mad a? " "aar- Mvntma: AUCTION SALES. Br J. C. MvGUIRK * CO., Al i frost of tt* Aaati'-a Room* of J c MeGau* A ?>r;?r IflU and D ?t?., I !?%'] nil? Ct:ii4?(,u4 W Cool Wit* . or*tb*r with a lot of9tor*i nd bu Piyoa, m4 S imll Iron Pu??. . CAMNACK. Bftilif. * U St J. C. MoGUIRE * CO, Airu. rma afternoon * to-morrow . Br CLEAR V * gkeen. Aattlo??r?. ?0? flunk itrtt. Extensive sale-*addler'* goods. Boot* akv Hioi>. H?Ti, 0*W. Cu<t?i?? >tosb Pixrrp**, *c.. at Arc no* ?On SA i t It DAY MORNING.Us Ittli iMUat.it Wo'ci.-k. ntf f-om dtf to day i?m tli* too* is d. poaad ?L ra ?hal: M'l 4 It ? and it?n*iv? t?mmmt of toddlers' Good* Boot*. Shoe*. *o., at the stors of iV. Oir*ahMB'r,No.lft Nintfc it'M. i?*w4i >:?W op?n?its the C tur Market. Tk? (took is Ml* ud aow prises, la pert? "'ne Silver s ated S?iE|le end Don He and Baccy HvbM?, *i?? Single tad lH>sh?Cart, NVefon.aod Plonk f f mm Saddles and B'i<iio? f ?r ad.** and (Mtlmn, .-ar?e lot of Co.arr.Bridies.Heme*.Kei ?. Girth*, W(tb)ii(.Coml? Bmkw Ao , Larse assortment of In Cernecs, I)rirtcs, and Riding Whie*. Hortf Cortri. ?r d Nrti Verr large lot of llsrceea Makers' Tool* and l? plsiaeaU, k large ict of vail assorted Hardware for Moaet inc Ine Hsruass.Biaoti < f I' t>e:e* ?i vsr ?.aud. TranSa. Valioea, fUt Bnxee. Ae. BOOTH, 3HOE?. hats. cap#, Ac. *ad Bora' Ca.f. Kid.and Patent Leather BooU and Sbv?x?, Brocana for 5*rratta. Ladiea' and Chi.drena* Gaiter* and Fane* HHne*. Ladies'. Gent a, and Chi.dreta' Gam >r.oee ai.d Saadala, L ri? lot ul Mfli'a. Yi/Cth'a, and Bey a* HaU and Car* of aIi Binda, Mea'? ar4 Bov*' Coat*. PaaU, VeeU. Coder Gar feeeta. Hoeierr, Hen?l kerchiefs. Collar*, 9havia.and other Wearine A ? pare., CoonW, Shelving, Lonnft?a, Setteee. and More*. The attention of the treds la eall'd U> the abort aale. The at<>o* .? i r. *o;*i order anJ ii.uat be e??tc without reeerveto the hit heat binder r?rm? oaah. ia dtf CLKAKT A green. Auou. FUTURE DAYS. Valuable market farm for salk - The anderaigaed, by vntfM of he aover vested in him by a mortgage from John Ta- lor. exeonted on the twenty -eighth day of Ootober,eighteen hae dree and tlty eig t, aud n v of reoord la the Slerk'a Oftioe of the O'ouit Court lor rriaea eorge's Concty, will offer at public Mi*, oa M**NDAV.tb? 4th iltf ?i K*brwrj next, on the prrmKM, at tne hour of IS o'alook m.,< 11 tair, if not, on the next lair day thereafter j the FA KM now in the possession of John Tailor, and iatelf the property and residence of Mr. Wtlmer J TaT bott This land oonaiata of one hundred and seven teen Acres, more or ie?a and adjoins the property of Dr. John H tfarne and Thomas E Berry, aod la distant from Alexandria about two miim and from Washington about ?ix Bothofth?ee oit ea are aooeesihle by good and direet r ad*. The location ia heathy Did p easam.ar.d in many othe respeotf desnabie. The soil is we.I p.dapieo to the growth of fruit and al tne ver?<a ei cultivated in thia amotion of the e -untr*. The aooi?ty id <ba neighborhood l* rrr? atr eat) e Epiacopa . Catho lic and Methodist Chu'choe are within two mi ee of this farm. The buildings consist ? a oomfor tab* Dwelling and Kitch*uand al. ti'ceesary mK bnildinrs lor such a residence. The fit e t this property ia DDinounberwl an t indisputable. The terns of aale are: One-third in oash oa the day of rale; ai>d th? residue in threa e*ua< annua. lBctAlments of twelve, eighfer, and twenty-fonr months, a dee?l in fee pimple to tie given the par chaser, and the deterred payments to be aooured by a it ortgare on the premises, tube executed by tl.a purchaser to the subscriber. The defer led pay menu wtl' bear in interest from the day 01 aale. C. *. K KM'H, Mortgagee ar.d Attorney fjr the parties, ia 11-2'awta OFFICIAL.. TiiinniT Dip??t*ctt,( January 9. 18bI. \ Notick is rubefy cvm that sealed ^mpnaii will be reoeivt'd at thu Pnpartment until the 19tA da* of January mat. for the is?aecf sueh balanoa of five million* of dollars in Treasury notes a* may then be lawfully issued in exohange for gold eoin of the United Mates. dep< sited with tn* Treasurer ot the United States, the Treasurer of the Mint at Philadelphia or the Assistant Treasur ers M Rmton, New York, or ft. Louis within ir? days from the aooept&noe of such proposals under the authority of the act of Congress entitled "An act to author s* the usue of Treasury notes, aud for oth<r purpoees. ' approved December 17, l*fin. Such Tr<asury notes will be issued upon the reoeipt here of oerUfieates of deposit with those offioers to theoredit of the T.easurer of the United States. They will be mvle pa?at>!e to the order of auoh bidder or bidders as shall offer to stake sueh exohange at the lowest rate of I nteraat oa aaoh notes, and they will carry that rate of interest from tha d*.t? of aunh daooait. The propoatia moat ata'e the rat* of intereet without condition a .?] without reference to other bid*, and eor.U in no other fractional ratea than om fourth one half,or three fourtna of one per ?entu^ One per oent upwn the amount prop<>ae*l to be ex - ohai fed muat be depoaited wit ft one cl the oftoera above ecurrerattd, whuee oertificat* of aueh de p->ait muat acormpuiy "*:h propoat! aa aeonnty for it* fulfilment. If the propoaal ie not aooepted im mediate direottona will b? ?ir#n to return auoh de pout. Should the prop->e*!a vary from the provi eiona of the act of Conf reea or of tbia notice they will not be oonaidered All prop->aala under tbia notice muat be aealed, and iceeribed on the outaide " Propoaa a for Treaaury Notee." They wi'l be opened and awarded at tbia Department at IS o'olock, noon.on aaid 19th day of January PHILIP P. THOMAS. ja 1? . Secretary of tbe Tw?r?. W. $ 1 o.ooo aa * e* ft / ./tiki O ar\L* a . ?T D T'K! If kl ' ' UH 1 II W r ii3, ARi' a nvi^ up, Of all Styltt mnJ AT A GREAT SACftiriCE OH OUT. Store for Kent and Fixtures fur Sai*. All the ??rKsk in S. P. HOOVER'S STORE, RTTfclron HaU,*mbra in* evrt nWoif l.adie*'. Genu',Children'a and SB] SHOES AIk.TKAV fBj HUNG TRUNKS ar* *ow b*m? aold./er* AL owfcjat creat MritoMonuaut! retail eel!in|t|prioeet indeed much below original ootU Tit* attention of 'bepublio if eolicited.aa (-eat nxluoeinenU will be mad** t'? purcbaeera. Th? aoove <*inipria?e a i*rK? ?t^ck of the finest Quality Fienehatid Am?r can Gaitera.ShoM.BooU. to., Ac., lor la^ta* and gentlemen Th-ftturc ia for r^ntu'l th* Fixture* for aaie. Apply on the previa**, Iruu J*? N. H -The a'-ore atvrk, either in whole or In part, will he aoid tartrate rale. T" any on* de airou* of entering Ui> B-ot. Shoe and Trunk Buai - ur?? th aflordu a better opportunity than may again be ?re**nt*d. P rtont indebted will oonf?r a favor by promptly oallmg and aettling tnrir account* ja 7 rf (KIEAT SACRIFICE 1 or PA R IS IA y GOODS ? Hanrg a very lari? aiook of the bn?*t Parisian Giodtou land, wliic* I mart #?l! under any cir cumstance*. 1 vil' mak* <h? frtfctest ?aeril? that ever waa < tfered to the pulrtic in t'km off ui p?r o nt oi ili? rriu ar prt?*. My goods l>einf narked in earn figu ea uo one will )> < de rived. * ? ? "? ? -<v<^e f' !<>*lra I a 'in in p ? ^ ? . w-? Bonnet*. Kmb o Jwi*, Pa'tjr l>rea"? a, Head icMiri, K own, Wreaths, Kitilmu, Ktu, I??m and a ir**t vmrtrtjr ofarUclea ceneratir tept id a F?no? tnil Trimn.inf 8tof,*ill do w?ll to lire mo a call before they parchaeean? whore ae. Ladies wiUpleaee l>ear in naad run ail mj goods are bought b* mvie f in Paris, consequently are of the latest stj lo? in th* market. M. WILLI AN. Importer, j\ 11-1 w,if 34 Market!" T\f A DA MP. MOVING 1*1 FEHALB ALTERATIVE FILLS. For the exelaaire uae of K*aa<M .aboriai aeder any of tli? fallowing complaints : Obatmoti<>aa, Suppression', Green Fiokdm*. Hradaobe. Pain in he Side. Palpitation. Loathinc of l-o^d. Disturbed Sleep and a Int rruptions or Irregala itice of t*? Mei.itrual Periods N. B ?Tb?ee Pilla ?h~nld nerer be taken by fe ma'ea daring pregnancy. as the* w??.d beaara te cause rnisoarnage. Prepared f>r Malame H"ria at 18 Rue Vaucirard. Pane, Franoe For aaia at No 1T9 south B street, opposite Smithsonian In stitution, laiai d. 1 he oafj agent in Wasiuagioa. ia IJ St* C PISTOL*. Ol.T'S Army, Nirj ana P<<ket Revolver* ol otirrly n?w modaia, auparior to any heretofore made. A!m. th? KnjWah and American Adama, Trae tr.'i tnd Smith It We a^n'a Rfrol??rt. ^Karp'* Repratinc and the genuine Dennger Putoi. a iarc?aaeo:tment of the aboreat vrj low rata*. M. W. GALT A BRO . Jewel'ra.334 Pa. av , Ja II j' d'vtra w?>l of Rrown'n Hotel. O.^fc PRICK ONLY! AVIN6 on hatH a very h?arr attek of DREW TRIMMINGS. I wi'l offrr the tame *?n chaap for Caati.aiMl Or.e Prioe Only. R. C. STEVENS, 336 Pa ar , Bo B tt Mv?w %h and mh eta. sm ? A reward of ??oo will be i given for the arre?t and ooov etioa of tor p r?on or Mnou who eat b e to rny ato.e oa lk? m> m?g olJaauary M, 1MI, thereby daatro) lag m.t entire atcok aud ulnar valuable proaertj. ja 9 iw H. C.Tl'RDV. 1/ALLN TINES! VALENTINES'-* Por 1m1 !!! th? tra?l? nfpli? 1 Uthe otMt Now York >ne*t. bMibfil fc.sortn>?nt of sentime?ittu u<l Com*? of all atj ,r? and i tun*. u frexck ft ricostein's. 1>> tftw I'wt.itlh. French fm? wkrsof tmk very best " *tk5fejb mg a tm. i?iv. hh im wk Washington light infantry, at ten hon -th* i* mo which I tattlumtd (or t'?? t'f>no'r? at ihnoaiu i? ou? o< chia*or iuc'l bO?t w'tfKMnK II H-it ?lUi? im te;| ua task*;^j^wsaaK"" jt i b#c Ml Ml nl(