Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 30, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 30, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERAT,J). WHOLE NO. 8009. MORNING EDITION?WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1861. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE REVOLUTION. IMPORTANT tROM WASHINGTON. The Peace Mission of the Brooklyn. No Reinforcements Ordered to Fort Pickens. TIE STATUS QUO TO BE mnmnrcn The Latest Reports from Charleston. A WAR STEAMER OFF THE HARBOR The Virginia Convention Anti Secession. DEBATE IN THE HOUSE ON THE CRISIS. Patriotic Speech of Mr. Harris, of Maryland. The Alleged Attempt to Seize the Federal Buildings. THE REACTION AT THE tiORTH. A Convention of Abolitionists at Syra cuse Broken Up, JlC.) &>C.y fcC# IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON. THE MISSION OF THE BROOKLYN TO PEN 8ACOLA. W-AHHCTiiTON, Jon 29,1801. It is understood that the President authorized despatches to be Bent to l'ensacola to-dny, to the commander or the Brooklyn, not to enter the harbor of Pensacola, or to land any troojiH at Fprt Pickens, unless that poet should be at tacked, lie is ordered to act strictly en tho defensive, and to give no pretext for un attack. It is further understood that the provisions on- board the Brooklyn are to be delivered to thefort. Tliis pacific }>olicy on the part of the President is in re sponse to the mediation of Virginia. Last evening cx Seaator Mallory telegraphed from Pen sucola to a democratic Senator here, that tho appearance of tho war steamer Brooklyn, or any United States war vessel, in the harbor of l'ensacola, would be the signal for an attack upon Fort PickeDS by tho secessionists. The tro?pe on board the Brooklyn were destined to the works at (he Tortugas, which are still In poetess Ion of the federal authorities, but without adequate force to hold them. Captain Barron w as sent by land a week since on a Similar errand, and lias probably arrived thero by this time. Bis despatches to fort Pickens and the naval com manders in the Gulf were of a most pacific character. The gallantry exhibited by the wife of Ueut. Slemmer, at Pensaoola, is creating quite a livs'y sensation among the patriotic ladies of "Washington. A suitable testimo nial in her behalf is in contemplation. I am assured at the Navy Department that the Brook* lyn cannot enter thetarbor of Charleston, nor any voesel of that class, and that in consequents of this fact it will bsdlfflcultto reach tort Sumter with reinforcements, as the smaller clase vessels could not contend with the batteries that would open upon them from Morris Island, bey end the reach of any protection from Major Anderson. THE RECENT REPORTS FROM CHARLESTON. WASHiSGTox, Jan. 29,IM1. Colonel Hayne has no official knowledge that that State has proposed any such ultimatum to the government as that mentioned in this morning's papers. Oslooel Hayne does not believe in the truth of Use des patch from Charleston as to the reported business which occupied the attention of the I legislature in secret session yestert^y. He has received no despatch or communica tion from Governor Pickens on the subject. The report is believed to be equally as erroneous as that which recently ' represented that a boat from F<rt Sumter had been tired into f rem one of the Charleston forts. Colonel Hayne has made no demand on the federal governmont for the sur render of Fort Sumter, and is |*tieatly awaiting the ac tion of the Southern Congress at Montgomery, which will assemble next week. The conduct of South Carolina, In not only refuring, but repudiating the mediation of Virginia, is regar Jed here anong all parties r.'ith indignation and abhorance. In fact there is but one fseling in regard to It, which is, that she has placed herself outside of all sympathy with her sister border States. If Virginia has one spark of -m&nhcioc left she will spurn any further oonncction w ith her. " * EFFORT FOR THE ADJUSTMENT OF TILE PENDING TROUBLE. Washwoto*, Jan. 29,1861. ? The repuMleans appear for the first time to have awaki-red to the impending danger. Active movements ?re now going on, looking to an adjustment on the basis of the Crittenden plan. It is understood that New York, Indiana, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will be rcpre peuted in the Convention on the ?th of February. Senators DougiaB, Seward and Crittenden are still Awiduously engaged considering propositions of adjust ment. Several ha*e been submittod, bnt as y*t they are vnable to agree upon a plan. TbeyJ avc strong faith that they msy yet l4.ab>? to accomplish ho object which they Imw in view?to rastare peace to our distracted country. Peru.tor Seward Is anxisus and will go as far as practica ble tw accomplish thin. Senator Crittenden says to-night Uiei. is no favorable change in the aspect of affairs. Everything looks gloomy enough. The oamnilltee of Nov York bankers, merchants and others. arrived here tnls orvning, for the purpose of faci litating a con promise of existing political difficulties. They were met at the cais by W. B. Maday and James Piny the. Among them are tho following well known citizens of New York ?A. A low, Petor Cooper, Royal Phelps, WlUlmi E. Dodge, Jsohm Harper, 8. B. Chittenden and Willium V Brady. Many of these jpail"meti ex rrted thcniw Ives In preserving the creilt >f the govern ment, in causing tho last loan to be taket? upon more * favorable terms than the preceding on<t To this th?y pledged themselves to General Dli, bef.*?rs he ar cepted the position of Secretary of the Treasury? They represent all shade* of opinion and received mocA atten tlen.mnnyof them voted for Mnc-Jn. They ard quar tered at Willard s. The Mersrs. WlUsrd s have addressed a lettertn ex IVesident Tyler ami other leading gentlemen, tendering the use of their ^parlous ball for the Convention, wh *h meets here on the 4th <if February. flu s|? e< hof Mr Harris ?f Maryland, was the mn't rtiective that has yet bsen delivered in Uifl nsuse In I'avor of the in ion. He was literally over wlie'med with corgrstulai ions from gentlemen on lnth sides after ho concluded. There are cheering report* from Virginia ]n favor of the I'liion l;' a i i*e ralciilati"ti the an!I ?nce?slonists Will twenty eight majority in the Oomenilon, whlefc wt;: be tocr. ?<?i if I|,e other bor ler -'inte - immed.nt iv pr< <^ d to act upon the 4th of February Convention pro position. J'lUnsjhvn ,i scconntinre inm-r :y in favor of In.on and iho CrtUenden compromise. Berkn county delega lions uid letters state that the county ts uoanlmouaiy in favor of compromise, democrats, republicans, and all other parties, uniting with ono voice to that end. Wamonutom, Jan. 39,1841. It is not true that TTiurlow Weed Is at Pprmgflekl ar ranging tho Lincoln Cabinet. He is at Albany, looking aft<<r the State legislature and the defeat of Cireeley for the United states (Senator, as the successor of Mr. Seward. The following despatch, received by several republican members of Congress yesterday, explains itself, and Jus tifies the belief that Weed, under the incoming adminis tration, ir to be king of the lobby:? I have been strongly urged to requeAt you to support the bill for the relief of Harris k Butterworth. THIRLUW WEKD. Auuny, Jan. 28. 1801. The House C'mmittee on Military Affairs were Informed, some days ag<>, that a gentleman, now in this city, had purchased of (Governor Kloyd, whilo ho was Secretary of War, one hundred thousand condemned muskets, and that said gentleman was here for the purpose of getting poo-ess ion of the muskets to send South. This geulle mau was subpoenaed before the Military Ownmittee this morning to testify on the subject. U tan* out that in stead of their being designed for tho South, as was sup posed, they were intended for Sardinia?a contract hav ving been made with tliat government for their delivery. The committee at once dismissed the subject, having found a "mare's nest.-' The committee who aro investigating the matter re ?<p> c mg an alleged conspiracy to take possession of this city to prevent the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, have ex amined a large number ef witnesses, who wero under stood to be cognizant of the fact, -uid it proves, according to the rommittco of investigation, that there is not the nligbtest foundation for such reports. Mayor Ilerrett was examined to day, and he JlatJy and unqualifiedly pro nounced the story as preposterous and ridiculous. Ho vtateri that he had examined into the matter thoroughly, and was unable to loarn that any such organization, how ever small, had an existence in this city. He stated fur ther that he considered himself fully qualified, with his present police force, to maintain order and tho peace of the city. I am authorized to contradict the report that Mr. Win thrcp, or any other member of the Boston committee, received uny implied indignity from Southern members. The reported colloquy between Mr. Winthrop and .Senator Mason, as given In a New York paper, is fabulous. Mr. Our tip, of Iowa, declares that if Mr. Lincoln has written any letter counselling compromise the fact is not known here. Lieutenant Morris resigned his commission in the Navy to-day. He belougs to Alabama. An atlUir of honor occurred to-day, between Dr. Jones, of Iouif-iana, secretary of the Douglas organization in this city during the campaign, and Mr. Wil son. son of General Wilson, Commissioner of the I.und Office. Wilson was wounded in the hip. The tight took place on the Pennsylvania border, the parlies having left here very quietly this morning. Jones was injured by the buggy in which he was riding overturning. The quarrel aroee from a political dispute. Wilson, who is a Drcckinridge democrat, declared that a I>ouglas democrat was no better than an abolitionist. Dr. Jones thereupon struck him. Wilson challenged, and tho result is as above stated, according to current roports. We learn that officials are in pursuit of the parties. The President has renewed his invitation to Mr. Green wood, Commissioner of Indian tftairs, to a scat in his Cabinet as Secretary of the Interior, notwithstanding the Letter has once declined it. Mr. Greenwood, although from Arkansas, is a strong Union man, and will consent to accept the position and assune the duties of the office after closing up some important matters in tho Indian Department, which require his personal attention, and to al>andon now would prove of serious detriment to the government. The fact having lately been communicated te Mr. t harles 1$. Oliver. the gunner having in charge thf pow der magazine at the Norfolk Navy Yard, that a bedy of secessionists had threatened to take possession of it, he answered them there was not powder enoust in the world to take It without the consent of tho United estates federal authorities tuid If any number of men s'tomntod to do it they had better make tkeir wills first, for he would blow them to Xieaven or hell. TM> force of this remark will te realized if a mob attempts to take the magazine, ts it is said there are at le??t tA-enty secret electric trains laid, the slightest touch ef either of which would be cure destruc tion to everything within a circuit of quarter of a mile. In the Sewto to day the Pacific Railroad bill occupied the attention of that body. Senator WUkitson oBfered an amendment orovidlng for a Northern road, to start from Superior City, and to run west to the wee tern boundary of Minnesota, near Breckinridge City, thence west to Pu get Sonnd. It grants six alternate section:! of land to the mile, and an amount of money not to exceed $26,000,000. Tb" auieodraent was adopted by three majority, and it ia believed the bill will pass the House as amended, al though th> total sum of money granted 4n this bill is one hundred and twenty-one millions of duffers in bonds. The government pays nothing, and, therefore, loses nothing until the work is done. The returns of the election of delegates for a State Coo vcntion s'iow in Texas thut the great macs of the voters re fused to go to the polls, Private letters received here state u. .111 evidem-e of the feeling there, that in one county wh'Yc Steven hundred voters reside, only three hundred wtnt to the polls, and they were all secessionists, the other nia-3 hunljed refusing to vote. Two measure* of the rn,t"<l States Houseof Representr. lives fiuve tended much to *>ring about this state of things?one is the paa t igr of the Pacific liailroad bill, including the Texas route, the other is General Hamilton's amendment to the Army bill, providing for an approprlatioc of one and a half nnli in of dollars to raise and equip a regiment of mount ed men for service on the frontier of Texas, and to puy a debt incurred by Texas for suppressing Indian hostilities. Mr HamiPan will speak to morrow, If be can get the floor. He is a strong I'nion man . and opposed to the se cession of Texas. Voim marked speeches wero made ic the House to-day by Messrs Stevens, of Pennsylvania; Harris, of Mary land ; Wlnslow, of North Carolina, and Van Wyck, of New York. Mr. Stevens wishes to test tho strength of tho government, and after we find out that we have one, to punish all traitors. He declared tlmt if war comes, upon the head of Mr. Buchanan will rest the awful rcsponsi btlity. Mr. Harris made a moot thrilling appeal to Con gress to lay aside all party feeling and unite as one man to save the I'nion. Ho was enthu siastically applauded by the members and s|>ectators in the gnlleries, and was warmly congratuiatod by mem bers at the close. Mr. Winslow thinks tho republicans rhould abandon the Chicago platform and accept the proposition offered by Mr. Rust in the Committee of Thirty throe, and be ause they will not, does not nee any hope for tho Union. Mr. Yan W^ck n>a<ie a speech, couched in elegant lan guage, decidedly against all compromise and for sustain ing the Union at all hazard*. The following rentence had a telling effect upon the House:?''In 1630 you establish tho Missouri line to save the Un'on; In 1H54 yon destroy it to save the Union; and now, in 1101, you can see the salvation of tho roptibllc onl) through Its re-establishment and perpetuity, with the new and Martiing condition annexed, that Slavery mult be forovor protected In all our future acquisitions." Casslus M. Clay did not act as the friend of Mr. Dunn In the smtlr between that gentleman and Mr. Rust, Mr Clay having long since dec ided not ta engage again in such matters. He was applied to and obUined ths ser vices of Lieut. Nelson, a gallant othe r ol the navy, be longing to Kentucky. Kancas, once In the Union, will be able to walk alone and help herself without asking charity. She will Issue bonds, and upon the faith of the State obtain credit and be able to develop? her resources. ? General Scott lias authorised a howitzer to be taken away from the National Rifles, a military company of this city, acd notified tbotn through the proper channel that if they want to drill they can do so at the armory where the regulars muster. It is reported that ths lliiles will purchase another howitzer at their own expense. It is from Information received by General Scott from Governor nii ks, ol MarJlsji'1, that General P. has tak<? his lale mensii-'M for lhe defence of the national cspltol. I A sensation wan produce I In tills city to-niglit, while the prftildent's I'^ejiileo fo.rgot,bj the arrival of i a corps of tome iwo hundred and flfly [lying artillery, with runlou. from West i'oint and Fort McHonry, via Halt i more Kailroad. They a, arched through several streets, exciting much attention. The main squadron went to quar ere on Cbpitol Hill. Tho others quartered near the President's House. The order Kiven for the presence of a portion of this force was yigterday given by General Scott, ltfwa-< afterwards countermanded. reconsidered and (In illy sent, and th force is here, ruady for any emergency. There is n> doubt General Scott will Uke every precaution to overawe whatever preparations may have been made by reetivo people to interrupt the peaceful inauguration of Lincoln. Captain Kaunce commanding the revenue cutter Har riet I-aiie, is In Washington. W*shiv<;tov, Jan. 29,1861. The result of the Cabinet meeting to-day places th President in harmony with bis ministerial advisers, *nd no longer leaves a doubt that the capital of the nation w ill bo protected at all hazards against any conspiracy that may be concocted to commit outrages against tho public peace. Gen. Scott has now full power to act, which lias not heretofore been the fact. 'Things ain't now m they used to was." News reached here to-nigh' that the forts along tho coast of Florida have been reinforced and cannot be taken; that the harbor of I'cnsacola is blockaded with three vessels detailed from the Home Squadron, all <>f which are plying off that harbor, uud will cut ofl'ull com mercial Intercourse therewith. lhe Deficiency bill will bo taken up to taorrow In tho House, to cdtsider the Senate amendments. Certain members hat o hod placed in their hands within a day or two very startling evidence > f attempts to extort money from persons interested in some of the itema embraced in tho Senate amendments to the bill; and because ruuh persons have not consented to pay tho sums demanded, the venal parties have assailed the items referred to in a leading republican press, when proof positive is faid to be within tho knowledge of members of tho House tha' the parties demanding the money would hare supported tho m asuro 1f Uioy had been paid. The princi(>al jmrty interested refused the demand. We shall see to morrow whether members of Cong reus will sit silently with such information In their pockets. Tho Cranl Jury of this district last woek made the presentment against John B. Floyd of malfeasacco in office. I'nited States District Attorney Ould lias since framed an Indictment, and to day tho Grand Jury have declared It a true bill. It remains to bo 6een whether Mr. Floyd will present himself and demand trial, or subject himself to the hu miliating spectacle of being arrested in Virginia and brought here. True bills have also been found against Bailey on four counts?three of which aro for abstracting papers from the Interior Department, and ono for larceny. The same number of bills have been found against Russell, as accessory. Rumors are circulating that a large nutnbqr of depart ment clerks have been indicted; but R is not true, nor has any presentment yet been made against anj other Cabinet officer, as rumored. The affair between Mr. Dunn, of Indiana, and Mr. Rust, of Arkansas, through the intercession of ("apt Nelson and Col. Ilindman, refer.ed to in my despatch in to-day's IlMLAtJi,. terminated in tha f"Uowl?g oorteepoDtlCllCC, which I am authorized to publish:? IJflTKR OK MR. RVKT. flora or R?reh*ntativks, Jan. 2ft, 1861. Ptr?Will von c amuDinte to my colleague, Go!. Hind man, the tiino and place, outside of this District, wbou you will discuss wnh mo tho nuoetiuna of difTercnco .be tween us? A. RUST. To Hod. Mr. Door. IXTTKK OK MIL NKtSO*. Wamii.noton City, Jan. 28,1901. Dkak Sir?My friend Mr. Dunn, of Indiana, has author ized mc to inform you of the time when and tho place ? here, outside of this District, that it will suit bis con venience to di^'Ubs the diltereuce between Mr. Rust and himself. 1 have the honor to be, very respectfully, your <>bc dient servant, W. NELSON. To the Ilou. Mr. Him>kan, of Arkasisas. January 27, 18ST. Sir?I have examined carefully the record of the debate In which Messrs. Rust and Dunn took jnrt, and wk'.ch Is the subject of mlsunders landing between them, ft ts my opinion that thereare not tent grounds for proceed ing further in the mutter. Therefore, I propose that we unite in a declaration to thut effect, and tkee pot the mattet to rest. I havo the honor to be voiy respectfully jronr obedi ent servant, W. KKUOSi To Col. Hi\t>ma.\, Ac. , 4c. l-RTTKIt OK MB. HTXIiWA*. J?*r*rv 2*, 1M1. Drar Sir?When Mr. Dunn mnde bin explanation on Thursday last, I underrtood it to be Intended a.' a full re traction'of whatever offensive language to bad originally used. The printed report of thtf explanation, which I have to-day reed for the flrst time, does not amount to bo much, or at toast adnils of a difiorent or est ructiou. For tl at rcanon I regret to say that 1 cannot as proposed in your note of this date, unite In a declaaation that there are not sufficient grounds for proceeding further in the matter. I am, very msnectfully, your obedient servant, T C. HINDMAS". To Captain W. Komr, United States Navy. RKTLY OF MK. NVIAtON. Jan. 28,1861. Dun Sir?Yoti were quite right in your understanding tl e explanation made by Mr lsnti on Thursday hM was inteud'-d ?k a full disclaimer of my intentiou Vo of fend personally Mr. Rust. 1 am, very respectfully, your obeiicnt servant, W. VHL/Mf. To not How. Mr. Hctmiax. kc., kc. IJEITKR or MR. ItWrVAf. Jamary 28. 1861. Dkar Sir?Your last note, convoying the assurance that my understanding of the intent of Mr. Dunn's ex planation was correct, having been received, I am ready to unite with you in a declaration tlat tin-re are not suffi cient ground* for proceeding further in the matter. Very respectfully, your obedient icrvant, T. C. HTKDMAK. ToCapt W. Ntumr, r. 8. N. joist urrrai < t nm kriksiw ok nms. i<rsy a*t> irsf. Wasiiixotom. D. 0., Jan. 'JK, 1961. Grvn rM v?We submit the acoet^panylng correspond enre, with the eumest recommendation that ita conclu sion be accepted by, yours, very re .pectfuily, W. NKISON. T. C. H1NDMAN. To Hon. A. Rm and Hon. W. MjPvxw. HKI'I.Y OK MOTORS. RfSW AVI> 01 R*. We aooopt the above adjustment. A. Rtvr. W. M. DUNK. The President's levee to-night wsr one of the largest and most brilliant that has been witnessed for years. Several members of the Cabinet, all the leading Republi can Senators and Representatives, ah tost the entire di plomatic oorpe, and a very large nut iber of army and navy officers, and a splendid array of ladles were in at tendance. The President looked e*ecedin^iy woll, and wa- quite talkative. 1 r. Mi4dleton, a young physician of this city, rccnutly went to Alabama, and settled in the prasifcMof his profes sion. Although a democrat he wa? al'nlon man,and for ex pressing bis opinions he was expelled fn>n the Stale with bis family. His notice wu so short that fee hid scarcely time to pack his trunks,* and was obliged to sacritlee his horse and carriage, and other property. Jie lias Just arrived in this city. The following is tbo correspondence bctireon the Col lector of the port of Now Orleans and Secr<i ary of the Treasury I>i* Collector Hatch writes January 14:? I liatc the honor to ini >rm jou that tbo Toilt 1 States barr.icks, below ih oltv. have hfen taken poKOSslon of in the name of lh" State of Louisiana, as will xppe.ir by the earl<?*d communication from C. M Bradford, a Cap tain In the I/uutsiana Infantry. I shall take step.i to re ?tore the Invalids, If ne< esu/iry, at an early dale, and with due reference to economy. Secretary I'lx replied by te1egrn|fe on the 27th ? Apply to the Govi rner of Louisiana to re\ok>' Captain Bradford's order, and remonstrate with the Governor against Ibe inhumanity of turning the sick out of the hospital. If he refuse to interfere, have them removed under tbe cat a of the resident surgeon, md do all In your power to provide for their comfort The following Is Secretary Dlx * letter to tbe Collector of New Orleans, dated 28th ? Sir?I did not receive, until the20th last..yours of the 14th, informiriK me that the I'nlted State* barracks be low the city uir New Orleans, w hlch have for several months been occupied as a marine hospital, have !>een taken posse-xion of In the name of the State 0( I/)Ulsiann. I found enclosed a ropy of the letter by Captain Bradford, of the First l/iuisi ?na Infantry, sdvi-dng yon that he had taken POS sesslon of the barrai ks that they would "be required for the I/unsiatia troops now being enlisted, and re. quertitig ) "U to Immediately remove those pitients alio are convalescent, and as sooias,ln the epinl<m Of tbs r<"'ent siirgeesi, It mav be pract'eable and humane, those a'so who are now ><?ilned to their beds. 'If t' ? slat ^ Ih/vl the hurmkl eon'sined 216 mvilid und couvalt scent patents. On this transaction, a o<:trujj'? to the [niMjc authority, 1 have no oomme i make. but I c-miiis, tlii vp ih it a proceeding so di dual wilh the ela^acu r of the people of the United states, and so revoltitig to the civilization of th- a ha- had the sanction of the Governor of louisinna I aunt a t?l< graphic despatch to you ytgterday desiring you to relie i.fctr.Oo ?itii turn ugntiuit the iiib<im.i&ily of Oipluin Bradford's ordir, ami lo ask him to rovoke it. But II he should decline to Interfere, I instruct, d you m repard to the removal and treatment of tlie sick, aud iu that I iruFt you will carry out my direction; not merely with " economy," but with a careful reg.ird to their helpitsa < end it ion. The barratkH, It seems, wero t?k n poss<*BK>n of ou the 11th instant. Captain Broad ford a U tier is daliil the 13th, and yours th" X lib, though 1 Iwl no information of tbo subject until the '.Mih 1 lnftr from the newspajier {taragraph you enclosed, which telegraph advicue in regard to the subject matter show to be ot a later date than yotir letter, that the letter wan not diKtmtchcd until the tflst or 23.1 instant. 1 hope I am mistaken, aud tb?t the cause of tnat delay in to be found In somo unexplained Interruption of the inaU. 1 should otherwise have ^reat reason to bo dissatisfied that the inclination wax not more promptly communi cated. From the tone of the no we Miper ptrtgraph you enclosed, and from the seizure of the barracks jn viola ti- U of the usage ot huniuuity, which in opeu war be tw*fu contending nations, and even in th?' in hi revenge ful civil conflicts between kindred rao< s, liave always

been held sacred from disturbance as edifVes dedicated to the car?- and comlort of the Hick, I fear that no pub lie property la likely to be rcHpected. You will, there fore, have no more monies expended on the revenue cut ter Washington, now hauled up for rep tire, uutil I can have the assurance that - he will not be seized as soon as she is retitti d.and taken Into the service of those who are Betknig to break up the I'nion. aud overthrow the au thority of the federal government. Secretary Dix, in reply to his telegraphic dispatch, has received the follow lug reply from Collector Uatch:? Nkw oklkanh, Jan. as. 1M1. Affairs satisfactorily arranged; barracks retained: sfe my letter of slut. A delegation of tbo business men of Milwaukee, ex cursionists to Philadelphia, having in their tour em braced Washington city, adopted the following preamble aud resolution:? Since our visit to this city wo liave been more sensibly iniprufcted than ever before of the itn|>etiduig crisis in the atluirs of our country, and as loveisofour govern nv-nt and friends of the I'nion, and without claiming more than a prcper degree ol' patriotism, be it there fore Resolved. That we owe a higher allegiance to our country than to any party platform, aud while we represent all the political parties which took part in the late Presidential contest, and a large minority ol us were the supporters of the succcsfelul candidate, we earnestly invoke tho Senators and representatives In Congress from the State of Wis consin to sink at this time partisan prejudice for the sake of the Union. The dally overland mail proposition, as it passed tbo lloute to-day, limits the cost to $soo,iRX). The mail is to start fr.>m the Western frontier of Missouri, and goes through to l'laccrvillo iu twenty days for letters aud pa pers and Iwonty-flvo days for magazines aud documents. The last may be sent by steamer nt tho contra:tor's expense. Bids are to be received until April. The con tract la to commence on July 1st, or as Boon thereafter as possible. Monver and Salt lake are to bo supplied B< ml weekly by the contractors. The postage on letters to be ten reuts, anil on papeib one cunt. The bill pa-jed by a vote of 101 against 64. REPORTS FROM CHARLESTON. Oukij>to.n, Jan. 2D, 1861. Tbo Onuri> rand the Mercury of this morning say that a large war Ft earner was sceu oil the harbor at dutk on Saturday, aud that she showed signals and stood to the touthward. It Is surmised that t-ho is still hovering iu the neighboring coast. lASt night a negro came to (be city and Informed his master that a suspicious craft was seen yesterday near dish's Flat Stone, w ith twenty men ou board. The men wore no uniforms, and appeared to bo without arms. It iB thought from this that an attempt is about to ho made to pounce down on the plantations. The State Legislature adjourned tine die last night. I THE STEAMSHIP COLUMBIA AFLOAT. Ciukijotun. Jan. 29, 1801. Tlio Columbia baa been got off. There waa a largo crowd ?t the wharf to congratulate Captain Berry. the damage is but trifling. The ship did Dot go ashore to the channel, but by accideal got into blioul water. THE IX>UISIANA STATE CONVENTION. New ORiJUNf, .Ian. 29,1800. The Convention met tkU tuoraing lu the City >1*11. Tli.- ordinance was Introduced to elect delegate to the . Montgomery Convert ion for the eatablLhoi'iit of a South : ei n Confederacy, based on the constitution of tho I'nited : Stated, the delegates to be subject to tho Instruction* of j the Convention. I A resolution wae introduced allowing those ncn elave I holding States to qome into the Confederacy that should ! ai knowledge the legality cf slavery. This was not I acted on. j The Convention then went into secret region on the report of the Committee on Commerce and Navigation, in relulkt to providing regulations f?r commerce and , cuftoms, so as to permit the roaignatyc of tho federal officers. After en hour and a half's session th: Convention ad : journed to six o'clock in the evening. <m retssembling ajjaln the Conveutjen weat into -ocret seFsion to elect delegates to the Moutf">inery f'fevonttaa It te thought neither Slidell uor Benjamin will bo elected. They will probably be nent to the Southern Cow fa. Tho Convention resumed Its deliberation at twelve ' o'closk to-day. There was a grc*t crowd the ho*, In cluding some ladles. A motion was made that s eoar.mittee be appointed to ! rooeive the Commissioners of the seceding State*, *hich I was adopted. I Tho Committee on Federal Relation* prelected a aeries of resolutions for immediate cons id' ration j postponed. Tfc? Convention went Into nocrH session to conaider the resolutions of the Committee oc Commeroc. su|>:*>m ?! to be In relation to the navigation ef the Mississippi river I and'.he principles of free trade. The Convent! u is stil in secret ac.'sion (nine o'clock). REJOICINGS AT N1TV ORLEANS. N?w ORiKAim, Jan. JT, 1M1. Kaw Orleans was raspteuden'ly illuminated tonight. There was also a grand procession, tiring of cannon, and a mil tary display In honor of aoceMion. THE NORTH CAROLINA CONVENTION BILL. JUijsk.h, Jan. 20, l*i?l. The Senate is engaged to day on private bills. The House considered tho Senate's Convection bill. Several amendments were adopted, lint no vote was taken oo the pusi'ago. It comer up to morrow at ten o'clock. There waa a case of *mallpox la the city to day. and there is some talk of removing, atd somo 6f at adjourn men! till March, awaiting further developments. DESIGNfi OP THE SECESSIONISTS UPON FORTRESS MONROE. Kkucud, Jan. M, 1161. Recent prooftedings at Fortress Monroe h?vo cm ' bittcred public feeling. The followtsg was adopted at a large meeting La* t night ? Where**, the l/sgislaturo has forrrally declared that any act of coercion against a Southern Hate wiU be re garded by Virginia as an act of war, and resisted with ail the meant- in o>ir power. Resolved, Ilia! the attention of the f^l^lAturo be hereby calUtl to the fsct of an o\ ert act of coercion now actually being |>erpotrated at ?ortre>w Monroe. THE ALABAMA STATE CONVENTION. MosTi oiimr, Ala., Jan. 29,1W1. The Convention in secret session la?t night adopted risolntior.s Instructing the deputies to the Souihivn (On vention to Insist upon each measures as will forever pro Tent the reopening of the African slave trade. The Convention to day |xu?sed a supplementary or dinance authoiizmg th-- Covert.or to c.rry into effect a previous ordinance for the protection of the defences in the Gulf. The Convention alsopa->s I an ordinance adopting aa the law of Alabama the laws of the lulled States relativo to patents, securing the riglita of invmtion to cituens of all the slave States. Adjourned to the 4th of March. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. Toaojm>, c. W.. Jan. 29, 1WI1. The fsmler of to day again aaserts and guarantees the correctness of Its former announcement is regard to tho policy of the British government lu reference to a Southern confederacy. THE SOUTHERN AND WASHINGTON CONFERENCES. The 4tli of February will be momomb'e in th? politl.*l history of this country for the meeting of two ooo ferences. The tint is the one initiated bv tlie State of Virginia, iuvitl/>K tbe border and other States to meet theui iu couferenoe, to devise, if possible, some measures for averting the storm which now throatem the fair liibric ofjho Uniou. The second is the Southern Confederacy GingiMl pro posed by Alabama, who extended Invitations to South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia to meet her through their delegates at Montgomery, Alabama, on the 4th proximo. All of the invited States have re si>onded, and reprefontatives have beeu selected to join in the deliberations of that Assembly. It Ia thought that a provisional federative govern ment will bo formed and put into operation by the end of next month. The provisional govern ment will probably be similar to tluit under which we now live. The Congress itself is nothing more than a provisional government. Ihcy will prepare the form to which all the Stale* they represent shall lie pledged. Themselves the representatives of Uio people?delegates i hoe* n by sovereign conventions?their power in provis ional matters will be unlimited. It is supposed they will mould the incipient nationality to suit the exigencies of the times, elect a provisional chiet magistrate and order elections tor vaiious oflices. R. H. lihett, Jr., tho chairman of the South Carolina delegation, will be persistently urged as the President of the Congress, in honor to South Carolina as the tlrst so reding Slate. Jiluisnn J. Hooper, of Alabama, is promi iii-ntly mentioned for the post ol' Secretary of tho Con gress. The name of Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, Is used most prominently in connection with tho 1'reBidency of the new confederated republic. DELEGATES TO THB SOUTHERN CONFE DEBACY CO.NCRKSrf, At tsAMA. District tkUgn'M. At lArgt. 1?Francis Barton. Robi rmll. Smith, V?Martin Crawford, Richard W. Walker. V?Judge Nesbltt. Didriet DtbytUts. 4?Benjamin llill. 1?Colin J. Mcltea. 6?Augustus It. Wright. 2?W. R. Chilton. 6?Thomss It. Cobb. 3?David 1'. l.vwis. 7?Augustus Keenan. 4?John 4i ill. 8?A. 11. Stephens. 6?8. F. Hale. north caholina. ??Thomas Fearn. J. I* llridgcrs, 7?J. L. M. Curry. M. W. Ransom, vioRiiiA. Kx Governor Swann. Jackeon Morton, Borrn < ikou.\a. Anderson Poweis, T. J. Withers, J. fatten, W. W. Boyce, James l'owers. R. B. Rhett, Jr., OBOMiiA.' I- M. Keltt, At I.arjf. James Chestnut, Jr., Robert Toombs, R. W. Barnwell, Howell Cobb. C. U. Meuimiuger. The Mississippi Seccsnion State Convention appointed seven delegates to the Southern Convention, but their names have not yet reached this city. Hon. Jefferson Davis, we believe, is one of tho delegates at large. Wc are not aware tliat Ixiui^iana will be represented In the Cornelltiou. DELEGATES TO THE WASHINGTON CONFE RENCE, FEB. 4, I8?i 1. ,\?W JKKX1. V. Thus. P. Olden. I'eUr P. Vroom, Kobert 1. Mockton, Benwiinin Williamson, .Jorepb K. liandolph, Frederick T. Krelinghuysen, lUn nuiu M. I'ricc, Tboma* J. Stryker, William C. Alexander. NOKTll CilOIJICA. Thomas Tlufltn, C.aorge Davis, John II. Moiebead, David 8. Keid, P. M. Karrlnger. MARYLAND. Peverdy Johnson, AugiihtuR W. Bradford, William te\ tiolli-boroiigh, John W. Crieafleld, J. PlXOU RODUtlUC. KK.NTVCKY. .Innus B. Day, Joshua F. Boll, Kx-tiovernor Morehead, William O. Butler, Jriik-H Guthrie, Charles A. Wickhll'e. VUtOIXIA. John T>lcr. Wm. C. Klvoe, James A. Miiilru, George W. SumiMre, .li.hu W. Brockehbrough. The above list embraces one exj'renident, one Gover nor, seven exGovernort, one ex Attorney G?n?ral, one ?.\-Kecrotaiy of the Treasury, and mxl of the others arc ex Cnited States .senators, Mate Judges, Ac. PiOeyatlons ft cm New Yoik, rennsylv ania and Illinois will be present at this Conference. THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE. N?:w Omjunh, Jan. 20,1861. Pates frmn Austin, Texan, to the 22d lust. are received The Teia.j legislature had assembled, and Oovernor Houston had M>ut In his message. Ho favor* the calling of a State Convention. Both Houses had voted to repeal the Kansas reaolutisoa passed by the Legislature in 186*. The House took up and pa.-aed the Senate bill directing the Comptroller to proceed to Washington and recover fl80.000 due the Mate. ' A resolution had unanimously parsed the House do cat ing that the fedeial government lias no power to cwrce a sovereign Mate alter pronouncing her separation fiom the I nlon. Tim Senate will {hlmj the same resolu tion tiy a similar vote. The Legislature favors the Immediate secession of Texas by a majority of three V> one, Ai.<n*, Jan 24, 1*61. The legislature to day pr**d resolutivcis repudiating thr idea of using forcible swans to coerce a seceding Mate, and USHcrtkng that fui} sueh attempt would be re sisted to the last extremity. . f>nly one tifth of the numbers of the House opposed immediate a< turn. I* is en* ?< ted that the <pi<.-?tioa of se eeoeiou will be referred I" the people. THE UNITED STATES REVENUE CUTTER LEWIS CASS.. N?w Obijuxs, La., Jan. ft, 1861. Tiie l'?iU>d States rov*uo cutter I<ewis Cans to day re chived orders t? proceed to New York but Opt. Brrtit wood refuaes to take hw eut of the river. THE MAHfcilCHUH^TTS PERSONAL LIBERTY BILL. Doktox, Ju. 29,1M1. The pecnad W'arinfi before the Committee on the Per renal Liberty Bid took pl?o?s to Jay In the JU1I of the Itevprc*entatlv?fi. Tho Boor and galleries *r?p? crowded, and hundred? were unablo to obluln admittance. F. I. Byrd, W. L. Burt 8. E. Bewell and Weudell l%4Uips toad* hj?- i cb< s ag*ita< Un> rtpoal of the law. I'JION AND COMPROMISE MEETING IN DLTHOIT. MICHIGAN, I)*TH">rT, Mich., Jan 90, ltwi. A large meeting of cltiMHK favorable to tho plan of thn Border Stato Conunitteo MKnMcJ in tho City flail butt evening. pursuant to a call u( tho Muyor. The hall was den/vly parked, und Lundn-da were unable to oMaln i(W ?Mtao*. The meeting wu addroft^Mt by prominent d>'to* rata and republicans. Resolutions were adopted favoring (ho admission of (he territory south of thirty six degree* thirty minute* u a Mate, * ? tii or without aiavory, and all north of that line aa free; the amendment of th? Fugitive Slave law, to pre vent kidnaifiing; the repeal ol th< I'xrt-cnal Liberty law: the prevention of Interference by Coagrees with alavery in the aiave Mates, in the SVoithorn dockyards, Ac., and with the internal nla\ e trade. proclaiming non interference with alavery in t&e Irtatrlct of Columbia, except with tho coiipent of the people of Virginia, Maryland and tho Dis trict, and in favor of tho perpetual prohibition of the African Mavo trade. Three delegates were appointed in r>r<w*ed to tanslng to urge the legislature to repeal the I'eraonal Liberty _ THE NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE. Ralooh, N. I'., Jan. 29, ISfll. The resolutions passed by the Ohio and New York legislature* were received to day. The Legislature haa taken no action on them aa yet. The Senate paaeed the House bit) today for calling a State Convention, after adding to it aome amendments. There are some doubts existing yet as to the dual passage of the bill. THE i'ALMTTEO FLAO WAVING OVER FORT DEFIANCE. Jan. 29,1M1. The cltisens of Okmcester were astonished this morn ing at seeing a large Palmetto flag waving over old Fort n flanee ibe revenue cotter la the harbor sent a boot's crew aahore, who cut it down. IMPORTANT PROCEEDINGS OF CONFESS. THIAT K -WITH CU.1UHJUS. bbcost ntWION. Wahhinktov, Jan. 20, lHffl. Mr. Ki.vn, (rap.) of V. Y., introduced a bill toauihorizo the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the li>ah and protecting the public property. Referred to tho Commit lee on Military A Hairs. Mr. WiiJto.N, (rep.) of Mosq., Introduced a bill for the better organisation of the militia of the District of Co lumbia. Referred to the Committee on Military Affair*. Mr. Koktkk, (rep.) Of i'<>nn , offered a r.*.ilntK?n thut Governors and Ex Governors of .States be admitted to tho floor of the Senate. laid over. Mr. Ijtiuii, (opp.) of Cal , presented a petition of tho peo,ileof Western I'tah for iucretsed mail fa it in. Re ferrcd to the Committee ou i'oet ofIlo<s. Mr. Bimiram, (rep.) of Mich., presented f ur petitions for the repeal of the Fugitive .Slave lav, believing it uo constitutional. Ilia annual report of the Commissioner if Patents ?^k received and ordered to be printed. Private bills were considered till ono o'c'.ock, when hie ratine iujlkoad mix an taken up. Mr. CiuanijcB, frep.) of Mich., moved to amend so aa o give elx sections of laud per m.io instead of one. dopted. Mr. Clakk. (rep.) of N. II., moved to amend that the grai't of lands and bonds Is to be made on the expr?st< condition that (Vingrerx shall herearter have |?iw>-r to mnend tho provisions of tho act, hut not to dl muisti tho specific. amount of contribution. A lopted. Mr. Wiuti.vHON, (rep.) of Mln., moved to amend bv making the amount paid to the tVntral route tifty roil lions instead of sixty millions, and that to the Southern route twenty.tlvo millions int-t-ad of thirty live millions, the design being to provide for the Northern roote hy another amendment. Ths ameudiiient was discussed at l?uio length and disagreed to. Yeas 19, nn>? 'Ji. Mr. Wilkinson moved another nniendirnt. the effect of which w to provide for the Northern route. Me said he did net nee the propilety of voting thirty six millions to a State just in the net ol Feces*ion, and not giv mg a road t<> States true and loyal to tho constitution. Ho ? b iracter Ized the bill from the llouae aa a bill of abomination*. After discusslou tho amendment was agreed to; yeas, i'2. urn, 10. Mr. Wiihon. (rep.) of Mass., moved to amend ao aa to give sixty millions to the Central route, twenty-rtve millions to the Northern route, aud thai the Southern route, Instead of going to !-'an Francisco, go by the near est route to the I'acidc ocean. Mr. Gwin, (opp.) of C'ul., asked the Senator to with draw it for the purpose of moving to strike out all except the central route. Mr. Wilson withdrew hia amendment. Mr. (iwi.v moved to amend the bill soas enly to prorido for the central route. Iiisagreed to by tho following vote? V kas?Mens?. Anthony, Hiker. Hiugham, ChandJer, Clark, follamer, 1Durkee, VeaaendeD, l-oot, Voaler, (in. (Jw.n, Harlan, King, Morrill, I'olk, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Kyek Trumbull, Wnde, YVUkoii?ift! Nats.?Me?*rii. Higlor. Hi'kKg, Bright, (Tlnuhnm, Crittenden, Dixon, Douglas, Dooltlllr, Urrtu, Itamnhill, Hunter, John son, (Tenn.,1 Lane, l.nilmm, Mrhoki n. reams 1 o.vcll. I'ug--, Hire, Sauinbury, (Sebastian, ISe? ard, Thumfun, Wigtall, vfil kinson?'25. Mr. Wn.so.v renewed his amendment, and it was d.fa greed to. Mr. Mason, (opp.) of Va., moved to strike out iho part making any appropriation of money to these roads, of lie said ho did so as a matter ot protest of the State of Vlrginaia ngtiinrt this new debt. Tie time uilpht come when the State of Virginia will bo called on to assume a portion of the debt, and he wanted a protest entered so that Virginia shall never t>e >...led < n to pay this debt. The amendment was rejected. No further amendments being offered, the h.'l was re ported U the Senate. A discussion ensued on agreeing to certain amendments, and on motion of Mr. FueuuibKN, the Senate adjourned. House of KeprescmtAtI've*. Washjmitun, Jan. 20,1861. Tne Btkakkk laid before the House the agr. cultural jxir tion of ihe report of the Commissioner of Patents. Tlio subject of printing extra copies was referred. Tiff, n'kw jkii.ssy rsiosr RmiLtTMn. Mr. Aiuuw, (opp.) of N. J., proofed the re-:>IutioLB parsed by the legislature of New lersey, erprcmive of tirm attachment to the Union, and the duty of every g"o<i citizen to sustaiu it, and favoring the Critt?c i<n propo sition, and the calling of a Convention of tLe States, Ac. I.nd on the tablu and ordered to be printed. THE IHW kol'TE iuij . The House resumed the consideration of Die Seiia'e ? amendments to the Poet Route bill. Before tiual action wan taken the morning hour expired. The special order was resumed, being tho report of tbo Committee of Thirty three. HTKhllJ OK MR. SKYCRS OS TUK IT1SI* Mr. Snncxs, (rep.) or Pa., regretted that he w*s com pelled to believe, with Mr. Pry nr. that no oou:pronr..se can now be made. When six States are in open ami de clared rebellion, having eei/ed the public forte and arse nals. and robbed the people of millions of puM.c proper ty; when he saw our harbors blockaded and .tra. es in array against the Hag of our country, which his hi en in suited, lie had no hope that concession, hniii.halrfin or compiomtse can bave any good ettirct whatever. What confirmed bim in tins belief, if con tirinution was necessarr, was to sen by the pa {?vis this morning that the Kingdom of South Carolina bas peremptorily refused to appoint Commis si) nets, for the reason that tbey have no deeire or inten tion to promote tbe objects declared in the Virginia re Motions, viz.?to procure guarantees by amendments to tbe constitution As Houth Carolina is the head and front of tbe sccssion movement, this was the end of nngotia tion and compromise, particularly as it was followed ilo>e'y by tbe belligerent speech of Mr. Cry or yesterday. He (Mr. Stevens) saw every Smith em democrat, and be was sorry to say that every slaveholder here vot?<i against tbe consideration of tlic bill to admit Kunsas into the Cnion. Th<- ^mtbern Stall's will not be turned from their deliberate purpose by Hilt words or lamentations He argued that there were but two ways of breaking up tbe Union?one by amendments to the constitution, tbe other by revolution, which nothing could Justify nut the most intolerable op prcsHso, which nowbeio exibts. He continued to speak of Southern cruellies towards Northern men. who are tarred, feathereil and butif by scores. At tbe late elec tion in Virginia a man who vote t for Lincoln was taken by tlw "chivalry," hi* lace blackened, and exiled from home. It wai not sain for Northern meu to go into the .s?itl?i rn Stales, Mr. Kist, (opp.) of Ark., inquired on what Mr. Stevens predicated ibis remark* Mr. Stkvkim?A few hangings, and tarring ar.d feather ! ^tr. Hi I never ?ttn?wd any such acts. Mr. Swrmv?In Mar} land, In Middletown Val'? y, there was a meeting of . Itu.'im who gave warning to twelve *i?n, wb> vot. d for Mr. Lincoln, to quit. They rota.tied ?d<>. however, to nee whether they should hang h.rn. MrKiiKrr, ("pp.) Of Md . Mid to his ksowMgt no tuch thing ha*! hapt>taed there. He reprisectcd that div.trct. ? Mr. stkviow? I ?*w it m the newspaper:* Mr. f.'??u>w, (opp ) of Va.?Ak to the mnirk <?f the fwo|i<e of tktHwlk luiuting S<? iberaers by -h" ?teriw, we ii"ver hanK them by tin- >cot"H, but by U*, as we did John Brown an<l hi* accomplices. Mr. .*?!?? RM?Vou hai g lUeui exactly r fht. fT.i Jgh ter J Vou hung them hit<r the form* "of law, by ,i jury, for Crimea for which they (5?eer\ed death. Th- South w a k. *tli n <!<??poll*tn ao far as Northerner* XT' concerned, ??umI the slaxe trade ta openly justitled, t g th' r with ?etto'-r crlineo. Mr. Vmu, (01? ) of Md., wished to tell Mr "'eveiw vhat Ik" bad teeo when ho whs a student at Carllele Col 1#<\ he saw a white man. who weiit alter h,;i negroes, murderod in the gtreet. His agent, Mr. Lcnas, w. Lt from fialtimoro county for his slavee m<| was killed n lvijiifylvaula, and yet do 000 wai brourht to punish ment. Mr. f*ntv*Ks replied that the mau last tUuted to w.is mor?!ered by his own slaves, who escapr l to <'\uiut?. Mr. WmrrraH?1 here was a crowd of wblto men there. Mr. BnwMto, only a few white*. Mr. Wnwnut?A horn was blowu, an1 a largo crowd gathered Mr. .Srgvitv* resumed, arguln* that tho ranseof the Mouther* rebellion w is the North in the t lection of Mr. Lincoln and the taking from the South tlMpolitical I* wcr they ha^o hel i so !? ng Rather than give cotv ??#. mi. n to rebels, h? w?uM s-? the government ihattere<| into ten thousand atoms. In conclusion, he raid th.) !*m.U) want a stroi ger fovernmei.t?a despotism. He advocated 'he u*e of 'he federal arm an 1 ail Its eout'tu tl< t ?l pow ers to eufpr. o obed it nee to tho kins, as for M.> n r ytnderane, he li.nl no .) ,ubt bo will successfully .!e fend (be stars sn.i stripes, or, like a gallant solo r, w,ll In t'oiug so. sink to his gory bed. aran or mr. harms o!f nt* ntsv.s. Mr. IWsrjs, (opp.) of Md.. said that tho future his torian would be aman-d, In looking hack a', themagn.fl. cenco the rejNt>llc bad attained up to this time, and reflecting upon the moanntse and aslgniflcanco of the cause* which led to Ita disruption. Grpat would be hi amazement when he found that at the moment when the nation had reached so eminent a period in its career, that when ta the full maturity of Its power and tho enjoyment of its wonderful resources, when tho ships of her adventurous commerce were sweeping over every <>?< an, snd her sciences aa<l civilisation had placed b< r in the vgnguard of the nations, and wheo an < ndless worll was begining to give an Illustration ot the .'?r? '?r of men to e*joy perfect freedom, that at such a time the whole gorsrwset should bv me ?ud denly disintegrated, snd dissolve if'.o riec*s, like a house of cards bu ft up by 'he hands ?t a child and when, with an eartiiM ?o ? ?< lea J [CONTINtSD ON Q UTH ?