Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 27, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 27, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. I WHOLE NO, SV37. M0^lNG EDITION-WBDVESDAY, FEBRUARY '11, llWl. ? PRICE TWO CEVTS. PORTANT FROM WA*tf|N8T0N. lie Finale of the Pcaee Conference. ofeat of the Compromise Propositions. iriual Passage of the Tariff Bill by Congms* MKT OF m FflRCB BILL IN THE HOOSB. MOVEMENTS OF MR. LINCOLN. c<s and Speculation* Respecting tbe N?w Ministry. R CAMEHON TO GO INTO THE CABINET trong Conservative Influences bui rounding Mr. Lincoln. mportant Opinion Relative to Governor Floyd's Acceptances, a?., fee., dee. 1HE OUTGOING ADM INISfRA.TIOS. thb Tariff bill. w.MiLitiivs, Feb. 2d, 1MI. The Commit** e of Oonf-revce?en>b IJiglor, Simmons Hunter, on tbo |wi of the SoDito, and Molars. Sb?r -M, I'belpe ard Motebetd, un 'be purl. o? tbe House, on mBjig eelog auj"D('m?'nt to tbe far id' bill, Dunely, ui on t< a and coffc??1>> mgbt had a meet sip, when Committee of the senate ?gre? d to recede from it U> 'womnnwl ooiiourreut actl >n to that body, which doiib-less adopt the rep >rt Thi* will p^es ibe bil> through b-?h housi s The estimated rtvenua from this ->V!CO >e flvo mutton*, THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TEACE CON' FERfcNCE. WiduiMGroa, Feb. 26, 1861. Rie Peace Confe-ence w.tiDuci that' session yesterday nctil two o'clock this morn.t'g andatUus were regirdeo bv the friends of adjustment when they adjourned as d?i> favorable. n>?"? met at ten o'clock this moving, aai ansuineJ "ome si* bun b In pertectiiig a plan of ?c<tlouioO>, section b< voting aowu a;l tho mxor.ty reports Tbe rad cuM, lei' bv Gov. Chuso, of Ohio, and Mr. FieM, of N w York, periled to tlio last in bruig.ng in amend ui i>U to stave olfaction After tbe Omt'erence had gono through with eacb * cuon. tbe qutS'.luu w<s put en adopting them. Ih" brti vot? was on Mr. Franklin s substitute. i hie ftf rejected 6j a vote of oigbt to t*elv?, V.rgi it a North Camlina and Missouri voting against it, u> gcrhcr with all the f.ee SUUb except Rhode Is.auJ, No ?? Je ny and Kenti^lvajjW, Illinois and Kansas being , ?lv (,'ed ?? t.in >h? rnntt. *i? announced the ctmigt eonf-sion ?Xini t-Tri t inent p> availed. Itun1 who hul been Inbor n* ii,ort hi-mouousIv ?bd earnestly for the a option of sjine l> an ol ?>ijus tueni say that all tbeir lab >r, at J, in tact, Jtji'i' I ft hope, is eashel to at uis A motion irunit'd a'.ely mvle to recia&iler the vo'e xtid alter an ev itinu deba'.e it wvt carriej, and .bo looter. ui e *.oolt i recess. 1 ev-nrai uf the doiegat ons from tlie North h*ve agreed t rbai ge If rem ana to be seen whether they u I' Titer o is tca-eely a ehidow of bjue left. Washi votus, Feb. 20,1861. !*he Peace Omp'O's ??* brought up all ?Uudmi{ thv? attarno.n Alter voting d-wnall the muiorv.y reports, both extreme Northern aud sJoii'h xn,th- majority pro/* sit oo, a* ami nd-d <v:ut roaobed, and th? ii:st qii'jsiiou wan on artop tog tljo "rst article, wlta reference to fern lor >08. to the surpi uw of every mcmbar presort l'7as Defeated by a vote of Hi rieen to ficvea?Kansas no; vvlt.g. It a i?'ars that Virg.nia, Missouri and North Carolina, fl concei t of action, v -tod solid against it. This action Du the part or th?wi States lost s >aie Northern States, It .s b* m-i ed whose delegates would have thrown their Sta'es for >bc proposition b'.t for the fact tbit they ??w It woiUd (Jo no z'w-d o? cooise, the defeat of th-i most important article pre ,-ip t?'"d debate. Among the ipealtsrs was <?overnor i b ot Ob o, who ma<le a strong Uo'on speech, not in (iiCo'uig however, the policy of Mr. Lincoln's admin s ?rati. -u. <tr. win*, of Maine, offrre t the 'oliowlcg propoaitlon, si an a> diMcna: section to the miuoiHy report:? -tctron <t ?Vh? fr?edoni of rpoi-ch or of the press shall t>< t tie uor ngiKi in anv Terrttorv if the United Htati s, but ? tin p< op!e Khali be left peifectl/ rrve to discuss the sab JVC.I ol ? lavet y tT?u* proposition w?s ,eje-ted, all the slave States, and Uho e teUnd and New Jersey, voting against it. i;<a not ^bhSo In his speeob sa^d the seatlment of tho Soi ih m ugnnst tho ei'-atision of slavery Into the Terrl i ?rl ?, ano m face ot ib>* record tha slave piwer rlemands ?b>i the North shall put on paper a lie. While he tlMM-the Convention, In tho most positive terms, that d? uo uich chiug, he said be presumed 'h? rnp^lfPkiiS won 11 ktve to otyer '.on to the callmg of ^ ? uriattnM of the p'">ple to reetar tho constitution. ilr VMMterer, ?t Iowa, o?r??an idd.t <mal section to toe at^iilr npHi| providing far she free nav gat on of t M MisslMMI rfwr to all tte 6*'"* of the Union. It <*?? voted 4MNk wMwiut debate. li'i> r.ttoo of tfet Omvent'on created intense excite - <-nt smoi.f U?e fhrtbem nombers. rtol*?s this section ma opted by tbe Oonvert'.on, It will b? taken by tho ,\,.ttn a* eviot nee tlia'. wnile the rjooth demand ounces ? ui|is Horn tbe Nonh, they even deny the StUes of that e><.t'<.i> tht ir conslKutionai rights tn appeal w >s mute tlua iy to the member*? who voted vanist be article to allow the vote to oe recooaidere l, t de> ihat s 'nil .irraog< in~m in?y be made,if possible, t carry the piop *Htoti. Tho Vwte was ac^ordlugly re i> i?l>ieied, MM.'. n to due, w-veul members voting for It oi t of n<oirt?s> Ut those who re-i iested It. Ihe Oitiv- n'lon theu a-ljourued t ? dlncor, hop.og to ac cou ?)imb n>'Ui<iibiD| In thi eveninii session. TIIB LATUM . WAKiiu?<m>s, Feb. 26,1861. Hit I'oacv Conference /Oiseintiled at eight o c. K'k, and tijiotH't w?n u.ad" to adjourn til. to morrow morning at u ii oelook ti"j"? tK.ti was made '?y several (ten'lemes, who tho t?h' ?hat i' tliey a< |oa<ned at all it sb ritld be itne di*,. lie uioii n i j Mij,turn till ten to morrow was put and C4i'f i> U, Mxteeti to five Twi irbln.t of his move, It Is understood, la to give tune l"r soBie o ibe S<irtberu ''elog^tes to confer upon a j m pun o' adjoftioeiit, ail ihmo bet'jre them being re ? a "? d ?? 4.!*<&'i the o< lv hope n ;w ts to b. lug forward a new propoal tto and ad. pt It at orice. Ibe majority pr- position as amended, and the first sr iWIe of which was rejected to day, and tbe vote up??n wi.lcu was ri-conndrrrwl so tbat the who|? proposition is tow fairly before in" Convention, Is ejaotly as follows:? *o 1. In all tho present wrrltorv of too I'nlted States north of the parallel of thirty si* degrees thirty min>it?s of north latitude. Involnntary servitude, axoept in punish meat Of crime, ? prohibited In all th? present terrl u>r\ south of tbat line tbe sUtna of p ersons held t<i ser vice or labor, as it now oslsUi, ebali not bo changed. Nor ahal any law be pa?>e-i by ' ongress or ttie lerrltor'ai Leaisiatnre to binder o? p e?ent th? tilting if su >h p,>r amis from *n? of t'ie mates id this I'aien to said Terrl. to.v nor to impair the rights arsm* from saio relation. Bui the same thai I be subject tojudlcisl cogr Irance In the fedetsl c?'U ts according to the co'irse of tbe m.nsi"' ?,w When any rerrltory. north or sou?nof sudlloe, w tb rnicb boou'daty as Congress may prescribe sbal a population ey*l to tnat re-iJircd for a meainr J cf Oncgreca. H Adi If its form of goTrrnment be re publics , bo admitted into the Union or. an equal failing with (be origin*! States, with or without involuntary servitude, as the constitution of such State may pro vide. Sec. 8. So territory shall he acquired by the United BUum except by disco rery and for naval and commercial swtk ns, depots, tSi) trans't routes, without the concur rence of a majority of a:l tho seuatora from tcte States whicb al itr involuntary servitude, and a mijorliy of all the -?*iut rs from Statea whiih prohibit that rela tion; ?jr shall territory be ac<nlrod by treaty, unlenn the vote* of a majority of the Senators fro ax each oiattt of tjutoa bereiubolore moutioued be cut as a part of the two- h rd majority neceaaary to the ratification of such trou'y. Sf.v. 3. Neither the oonttitut oc, nor any amendment thereto, i-Lail i'O onitrued tJ give Congress power to regulate, abolish or control, w.th.n any State or le/ritory of the lu ted .States, the relation emaiiifhetl or rccogn'zed by the Lavs thereof touching persons b:mi to labor or iurolau'ary serviC'i in 'be District of Oolambla, wl.hont the consent of vi.irjlaud aud without the c >23->ut of tho owur-rs, or making ih? owners who do cot Consent just cmipema t> m, u ir ih? powr ti jiterf.vo wi'-h or prohibtt repre sfn'a' v?>? and others) f/?m brmg.nj with them to the ctty of Washington, retaining ana taking away, persons s> boi.iu to labor o. &?/vice; nor the p>*er to i&teuera with or abolish lnv-ount ry service m places u:. .or ibo axel naive jurisdiction of the United Sute# within 'h"se Sta es and re ritr.riws whore the same is established r re "ign z*!; nor the po?- r to prohibit :he removal or transpor.aiion of , ers >ns held 111 .btfr or la voluitury eervloe in any State or Territory of the Cu'ti d s a es to ney o'.hre t*t?te cr I'errltiry th-reif wiier*- it m oii'-abli?bod or reo,ogni23d by la* or usag<-, a.d tbe rl^ht dur.1.4 tru spor'.V >n by sea or river, >f touching et ports, shores end lauding*, md or luiiiiii.g in cato of distress, but u:t for sale or tr^Jllo, shall ex.rt; nor *h?.!l Coofieas have power to a l'.horize unj n g or rate of ta^aon on person* hel i t > libor or service th;m on lani. The bring.rg in*o th- liistriot of Columbia 01 persons heid to labor or serv.ca for sale, or plac ng theni in dep ts to be a'teririrda tra-ia' rred to other i>:aec3 f..it talc as merchandise. prohibited, and th< right of trnus.t. throijgh any State or Territory against its diment is prohibited. Sec. 4. rhe th.id jn-u^rayh ol' the sevmd section of the fourth article of (he coostn uti >o sha'l not be con 8'.rue<! to prevent any'of the States, by appropriuc legislat e aad through" tie aotioaof tbeir judicial and mm:8ter .ai ioQcers, OLJorciKg the delivery ol' fugi tives 0111 labor tj tbe i>ergon to w!w.n sa:h service or latior in duo. Sri-. 6. Th" foreign slive tr.ide is lii'reby forever pro hibited, and 11 shall bo the dot} of Congress to [uss ia<vs to prevent the imputation of elaves, coolies, or persons h'-u to service or I tbor, into tbe Tnited St at on and the Perritorlea from placee beyond tho liir.lts thereof. mc. 6 Thi! firt.t, third and fli'th te ;t:oos. together with this aeetion si* of these anicnd neut.--, and the third pira ,jia;.h of th'~ socsnd section of tiie tl-st article of thecon stnut.on, and the third paragraph of the second section of tbe iounh articlu thereof, shall not be amended or ahol itban without tho consent of a 1 the States. Sbc. 7 Corgreas shall provide by liw that the T'nitod Sute? shall pay to the owner tho full value of his fugi tives from labor, la.^11 cases where the Marshal or otntr ofl'.oer whose duty It wis to arrest such fugitive, w.i8 prevented from so do ng by vi-j'ou' O or intimidation from mohB or riotona assemblage*, or wnen, after ar rest, such fugitive was rescued by like violence or Intimioation, and the owut thereby prevented and ob structed tn the pursuit of his rsmedy for tbo recovery of such fugitive, Congress shall provide by law for securing to the citizcns of eitch State the privileges and immuni ties of the several States. DEFEAT OF THE FORCE BTLL. Wi*m?GTO*, Feb. 24.1S61. Tbo vote on |X>st]:4nii.? Mr Stanton's Force bill is a very sigiji tic .ait one, and is regarded r.e a virtual defeat of the uicusure. rhere were seme forty conservative republicans who voted v. th the democracy, and it Is understood th*t these lamo m< n wl'l vote for any proposition which will bo satisfactory to tbe border itnv States. All ti.e conservative men aro jubilant to-night over ifcelr victory in tbe House, which has just adjourned, at e i;ht o'clock. Mr. Sick'.o^' amendment to tho Forco bill wu^ no ?. oner oflerod than tho republicans moved to i? ??*.pone iho bill. The etVect of the amendment waj to ?urce the republicans to declare whether force was to be Ured morely to cc'orco violated laws or to coerce se i-iii g States. Then Mr. Cor*in offered his compromise uicasuros, wh. h Mr. SUnton acd the ultras opposed, ind al last the oppjsiti^n dwindled dawn to twenty Ave m su'ocra, and they had to roaort to filibustering, and calls t ir yoag a jd nays, tt p believe ! that Mr. Oorwin iitu- kept bit compromise back till Mr Lincoln c >ul I be i? Mu)i<d, and that :h,s suduea cLuigo of the republican fiObt is his erd?*rs Th) New Yorkers are lu high glee. THE POST ROUTE B'l.L. Washivgtoji, Feb. 2d, 1861. The Senate rcce 'cd from its umcndaeuta to tie Pos K?bt? bi I to day, and pamd it as it Cirno from tbo House It was feareJ Uut by sending it back tj the llon?e tie bill would 0-3 defeated. rbero is a prpywioii m ti.e bill providing for ft duly ovcrl.ind mail, via the ??uiitrai or Suit Uko roife, at a sum not exceeding clijht MiLUred th<>JB<Dd doiLira. Mr. Seward's am'nltnmt iu?oli-ai ng the two routes by removing the HiitterileM 'oc,jany to the upper route, and establishing a daily ui?il uu 1 bom.-wook.'y pcDy express at a compensation .1 elyvm hundred nnd fifty thousand del are, was with '7a wt, fcoi bolii| 13 order When the Post offlco Appro liriaii'jn bill com'S up for consideration, it bis boon agreed upon by Senators to move Mr. Seward's amond m.'Lt, rcmovng the southern route to tb? 99:1' ra'( and pro vidirg for a evt'lement of luelr da'.ffib lor itamagos. The pro)>os!tion Of the Butterfleld contractors wlli sure the jove-'jinent c?*rl/ three tnndrcd thousand dollars per Hum.m, and give a daily Service and semi wooliiy pmy upttw THE INDIAN BONDS ROBBERY. WisuiU'.Tuar, Feb. 2fl, 1*61. General Cushlng, late Attorney General, has given an opinion >? tho question of the legality of the acceptances i*suea by Governor Floyd, It having been submitted to biOL by M>-. G.iiu^fb, of Pennsylvania. IIo holds, on a full Glso'itflun of tLe subject, that the liability of the (titled State for these acceptances is Used by authoritative decisions of the Supreme Court In provisos ex?e< of the same nature, confirmed by acta of Congress, rbla opinion is :s g ven In behalf of Pierce h Boo >n, of ?**t?in, who are innocent uolders of Russell, Majors k Waddela' drafts accepted by Floyd. It Is asserted that be'e are only six hundred thousand dollars of these i.x ?vt'Lir.ps outstanding It remains to be soon whether hat is true. THE SEIZURE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IN TEXAS. WAKnwoTojr, Feb. 26, 1M1. The despatch received vesterday by the Secretary of vat, Informing him th?t General Twigg h.tl surronderod ih<- Ouil '-ary property to the revolutionist la Texas, was cm the Cominitsary of Subsistence, and dated at Now <><l? 1.'is. He adds '.hit, as a loan, tb" use of the govern a. ai s o' transportation was al owed to tako the ie.ier?l tioope to the seaooard, and they wore p-r uiltted to take with them three or four cinnon and tbeir s'.f'e arms. M.e -ecietary received th's morniug documents from T> i*h, rbjwiug that as early as tho 7th of February Q- n. Twi^ga was ontarliig into negotiations with the r. xans for the (surrender of the military proporty. Col Waite was several weeks agi appointed to succeed ??? n. Twigg* as chief of the military department of Tex ?s, but it appears be had not reached there at the time of ?icn Twlj gs' lurreudtT, which la considered by gwrn mntal auU'Or.tiea here as one of the most dmgraceful and ktiociout acta yet commute! b> the aec&siontau. SEIZURE OF THE GOVERNMENT PROPERrY IN LOUISIANA. Wamskiiii, F?b 26, 1961. The Secretary of War, soon after the aeUur* of tbe Commissary and other stores of the t'nited Slates by the nuihor'tloS'if Loutsuna. addressed a letter to the Governor 01 that State. demand.eg their restoration. The Secreta ry s*)S ? lhe title of the T'nved "Hates to tbe storea, Arc., thus ta ken. 'S not ccntroverted, they having been purchased with funds, much of which was received by oittx-ua of l/>tii?i%ra Tbetr presence within your State, however It might exoito the cupidity of wicked men. waa in every lawful *a>\ nnrmless. ami could in no degree, I should supteisc, compromise tho public safety. Their sel fine. utdertbe plrcunstanre?, was an actor flagrant and trocious spoliation, whi'h I can scarcely be* eve bad ine sanction of a government profeeeing u> be organised for the maintenance of law *nd order, uric to he regulated by those principles of Jus t'ce sn?i moralitv wblen are inseparable from the clvlllia tiou of the age I luvlte your Kxcellency'a attention to the matter, at one which you most perceive more deeply c.?>io?rna the b"tor and fair fame of Louisiana than it ?loea 'be pecuniary Intererts ot the I'ntted States, and I await your reply In the confident expectation that yon ? ill disanw tn>s discreditable act of your subordinate. im d order tbe nstoralton of the property to the United -'ate*. The novarnor declined to answer the letter, bnt ra iirred It. stating that It Is Ucklng In deference to tho o riven'loralitles of off)>'tsl mterooiirao, and that tf pro *srly addressed he wID gite any information which may be desired In re'aUon to the property lately belonging to the federal government. Tho administration regard this as decidedly cool on tho part of the Oovernor. But It it In keeping with all of their transaction! respecting government property, MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. WjmHj.NUTo*, Feb. 29,1801. The action of the Bouse to-day on the report of tho Committee of Tbtrty three was unfavorable to the siro ccos of Mr. Cor win's proposition, he keing defeated on a test vote. From tho action of both Ouugreases to day, it Is believed that the day of compromises is over. Judge Harris, the new Senator from New York, visited both branches of Congress to day, and received wuicd attention. The New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia Congres sional delegations have severUly called upon Mr. Llooln to day, and paid their respects. lie received them very Cordially. Mr. Trumbull, on the part of the Senate, and Mr. Washliurne, of Illinois, and Mr. Borliugame, of M?usa chussetts, on the part of the House, having boon no pe Intel a Joint committee for that purpose, waited on Mr. lJncoln tonight and informed him of his elec tion to the Presidenc*, and afterwards culled upon Hi-. Hamlin to iiiiorm him of his election to the Vice Presidency. Each was furnished with tUe cortitl cate of Vice President Breckenridge und Speaker Pennington as to tho result of tho official vote ani their declaration of tho eiectiou of these gontlo utec. The interview in each case wan of short dura tion, and both gentlemen formally signified their aocept ance of the reflective offices. This fact Will bo reported to the two Houses of Congress. The- first proposition to be voted on in the House to morrow, In connection with the report of th'> Committee of Thirty-three, la the resolutions of tho Representatives from the Pacific ooest, Messrs. Burch und Htout, recom mending a National Convention, with a view to the set tlement of our national difficulties A memorial was received t>-day unanimously by the republican members of the New Jersey legislature recommending representative Colfax for Postmaster General. Major Bowman, of the. Corps of Engineer, has been appointed Superintendent of the West Point Military Academy. Among those who called upon Mr. Lincoln to day were Senators Seward and Sumner, the New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana delegations, and Judgo Har ris, Governor Hicks and others. The only excep tion made to the rule prohibiting the admission of strangers was the case of a number of Virginians who were admitted to the interview. They after wards oxpressd themselves much pleased with the President elect. THIRTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. SECOND SESSION. leaatc. Waswki.to.y, l ob. 20,1881 Tbe annual report of the Smithsonian hutltutloo was received and ordered to be printed. Mr. Tiiomso.v, (opp.) or N. J.f presented a petition in favor of the CYitlenden resolutions. Mr. Dixo.v, (rep) of Conn., preeento-J a petition in favor of tbe border State resolutions. The joint resolution to repeal the resolution in favor of George Fiober wis taken up and passed. Th?Oregon War'Debt bill was taken up, and, on mo tien of Air. Lawe, (opp) or Oregon, a Committee of Cou ftrence appointed on tbe amendment of the ti juse. >n. ,,,, , rmimiRux .utahis. The bill for the organization of tbe Territory of Colo rudo wiis taken up. ' Mr. Qusn, (opp.) of Mo., moved that tbo Senate con cur in tbe amendment or the House. theHonM01^' (?PP ) ?f m-??I?po?cJ lho amndmcut of Tbe House amendment was agreed t??yoaa ?6 nava IK The bill to orgauize the Territorial government of Ne vada was taken up and passed ?pTindbj2^d.rg"'1"lhuTCrrlU)ry of ***** taken ran t?hiii' biu, A ObwbUU* of Coaieruuce wa? ..ppoiuUxl on tbo di*& peeing vole of the tw.> houses ou tuo am n-'mwu nlac iug a duty on tea and coiree. 1 THK l-OST KOI TK MI L. Tbe J'ost Route b II was taken up. Mr *wah.? (rep.) or N. V., presents t tbo ci edoutiali? ?f Harris. Senator elect from the State or V?? t *'/? (?PP ) 01 , iben moved that the dou .ui ugrco to tbe House amendments to the Post iiouto bill which was agreed to, aud tbo bill passed ' , (?PP) of ''?! , Intro in el * s.ir.r>lomonLiI I OGt Irfutc bi'i. Laid over to be prfntel. 1 THE AK.MV miOnUJTIilS Hill. was tak> n up. The Seriate proceeded to the consideration r.f the amendments proposed by the Committee ou I : .. ive Tbe amendment for the arsenal in Texas ?,>?- stricken out, on the ground that Texas bid taken pa-"-e'<ijii of the ai&enai. Tire MPIOMATIC Mil, Mr. FY.v-ivtjen, (rep.) of Me., made a report from the Committee of Conference, on the Consular mil Diplomatic bill, which wan agreed to. flo the bill st.in !s pu*ed. THK ARMY MIX. A number of amendments were oflercd to the Arm7 bill, most or which wote disagreed to. Jlr. Bakkr, (rep) or Oregon, offered an amen ,'in>Lt op propi .Sting $60,WO for the protection of emigrAiita to Oregon, and argucdjn favor of his amendment Mr. U.nt, (opp.) Of Oregon, thought the amount was not sufficient to give any protection. Mr. Mason, (opp.) or Va., spoke against the amend ment, chiming It was against the luloa of the Senate and against the constitution. We might a.- well ask for mo ney to protect travelleri to Charlerton, or along the ave nue, in whet is railed the present "artiiicial crisis ' Mr. Barer replied, saying that the Senator from Virgi nia bad a conititutlonal objection to everything Hon yuixote was not more rerocious in (lghtintr ag*inst the windmill. He thought, if the Seuator * views prevule i it mioht soon bo necessary to have protection in goin* to Charimon. Mr. Masok aald that on the qne?tlon of propriety the Senator from. Oregon was evident!? educated in a diner ent school from himselT. If the oenstitutbu was to be derided when spoken of, then the Senator, and tnoso with whom he acta, will soou make the government?as indeed, they bavoaiieady done?a government of irre sporsiblc power. States hive abmdoned, broken and violated the constitution, and tbe Senat ir might ri?t as sured that these who go to Charleston will take no pro tec t Ion or the povernment. They want no aid rrom tbir government?none. The amendment was adopted?Yeas 24, n*ys 17. Mr. JnuNHo.i, (opp.) of Ark., offered an amendment to give a full set or tho Qmgreuitmal GVi/e to each Senator who has not received It. greed ^>meDdlr,el11 WM debated at home length, and dlsa Semite'rUrtbCr 0OMid0r,ulon bill was reportod to tbe Adjourned. House of RepresentktlTea. WAMitt?TO!?, Fob. atl, 1801, Mr. Kjixocm;, (rep.) of III, rose to present a petition of two hundred and twenty atx voters ol Illinois, praying tbe adoption or tbe peace proposition heretofore submit ted by himself. Mr Eihikrtox, (rep.) of Ohio, objected. Mr. Kkijooo was surprised that any one should be un willing to a<;mit an expression of th? people, *bile we arc being hurried Into tho c-iiamities of civil war and tbo disruption or the government is threatened. Ilr bxwtoff replied that tbo fcontloman could present the |>etltion under the rules. Mr. Davis, (opp ) of Ind.. pre*mt, d a petition from that Mate, signed by men of all pai ties, in favor of the &ittenden proposition. The Spkahkr presented the proceedings and resolutions of tho Pennsylvania Democratic Convention Laid on tbe table, M.TKAK 0> THM fDVI 111 I J, The House took up the Volunteer bill. Mr. flowAsn, (rep ) of Mich , resumed bis remarks In favor of it, which he argued merely gave a construction to laws already in exiatenee. It was the duty of OOn gre?s to put Into the hands of tho President the mean* lor performing hit duty, and to point out the mode in which he nhould do it. Thoy coukl ucu bn rolMMi from tbii obligation. II? rApoatod that tho Prwidcnt thcuid niiv?i tho powor to eicciiU* the constitution in all its paru The htgheat duty of a govornawnt, which daU?? far aoto rior to all constitutions, la to preserve its oxtstenoo. , I'stor, (opp ) of V*., said It was the purpose of the dominant party, plainly manifested and openly avowed, to drlvo through the bill by the pressure of an irrepressible rule. As this was a foregone conclusion, he hoped It would pass at once, to the end IhU tbo people uf > Irginia and tne South may be arouse.! to ido perils which menace their destruction. He defiantly challenged them to sssume the attitude of hostility corresponding to their bloody designs. He knew the republican pirtr are re solved never to reoognlse the lndependenoe of the seceded Stataa, nor to surrender the control over the cist a red roils. In short, they are resolved to permit the South no other alternative but submission or subjugation In the' event of the South declining to capitulate, co. rcion by arms i? their purpoM and policy. Wb<? bo bold m to deny thinifl sertlon? They desire ^/proclaim to tbe oountrv Hut the policy of tbe dominant party and the Incoming adminis tration la to oarrv slaughter and sword into the boeoms of the people of the South. Kather tban tilerste the existence of a Southern confederacy, tbe oblect Is to ehas t -e and sabdue the seceded States. By this bill the Pre sldent may carry cn against them a vlgoiW hostlhty. SJIHr . ?>f 'rstricidal and elvil war ? ? ^ ?P?lns? the letter and spirit of tbe constitution. .nt?i ft?P.) l?wa. said Mr. Prjror had Indulged S.. "**tarnation and denunciation similar to _hl" lesgiie (Mr. #ocoek). Tho repablleana wersaccuse meditating coercion, when everything tberbad oe an d said ba? :?) iu<bbti'.ng The g-n *.[? Meed the Bum that tr.?j *"! ?>wli ?(>?' *!?<? net a for it* porpcee "f arouemg Vtrgiaia and thd (Lruiit He did n I ihua -poak to r aeon, to <bo bill, or t? Oof irc?a b >t to tho Convention of VirfkM, aud to tho imrm'1-" J of tho tiouth who are ink lug acti <u as'ainit Oh own mother louutry. tt.o gei.tleuuu * n?u utiteio-Jin. ?k.. a co/.lull racy exlsta withu tho I'nitod States, shoi'd Induce us to draw arouud ourcelvw! ull '.b? m.*ua >f p >-v ei and protection wo oa<i tomm md If we w a iiitlm we ? Ught to *ho * it. What are tbo pillar* o' govern-neiil!1 (ioodn. u, wisdom and power, there nan be uo giv.ro ment without power, ami no law wl'tion Banetioo?the onus* on of which would be mere givtoe. the utU an ponding ww for moan* of deieuco and for iho Hake of l? icc. Uo contended that there ?u nothing uucomutu tu iiai in tbo blU, which oaly extended th? pr,)Yi.'l<Mia of exii-ting luws Jefferson and Mtdiam aud < the.- Presi dent* nwl the powor to call out -tale tr.-oos lie repeated that the bl I is tnt/nded Id *H In the execution of tho 1***, maintain on- coin>n<>n government and prot- ct and fchleld our citiz"us in ail see

lions IK' ot'l not make war ou tbo -ouilie n Sti'.es, but oveiv m ?n wborastd Ins hin t agHt&M' ibe gov^rnm-'nt. as lu 'lie Southern States, was in rub..ll>ou against it. If gentleineu have affecti ;n lor the oouutiy let ib in rally u'ouud lie btanoard There is no pcinn if p-onle a il! not show more loyalty. 11m pe toe and safety of BJuWty de pend tn the koverumaut, which ovcry mui is bounl to support and the n0V?*nmut I- boun l 10 a-m^rt ovory man There w as no right for any ?'' tie to seendo. Mi. Br knot, (opp.)orKy , ?kd wlioiher It was tho purpose of the republicans under 'his bill to rein'or e the (01 tn in the speeded States now held by the federal go\ert,nicnt, and to recapture these forts taken therein uiilf-HK the; Bhail be surreadeied. Mr. Ci'RTw replied that his purpose was to support tbo constitution as It Is ontiaomo powur shtll be v ?siod In h'.m to do otherwise. He had sworn to support the con etit'ition. and must do so. It may not be necaastry t > reiulorce these Torts in the pr.""; t ervpwated state of the public mind. He (Cutis) r<*cogu'z.Hl rebellion and civil war us existing iu ih. s^'ith. Ho would report to all honorable monns to avoid a c inflict of arms, an I d i not believe it would bo ueousi*ry to novo an army thither until the poopl? carry their hostilities agu ist the I nitea Htatea. Mr. Biiwmt, though a<it lattsAed with the answer, Faid he niik-t accept it. He asked another qm*ttO i. In executUig aud en^orciijg the law>4, do you hold it i?oces sary in doing *? 10 rrlntoroe the Southern I'ortt In posaeg llon of the federal government, and to recapture ttn pro perty? Mr. Ccims rep'led he waa not going to say hi open le sion and In public what It may bs tho duty of hi* couatry to do, be would only speak of doMgiui aud uioasures In secret fession if th? y were for hostms purposea. Mr. Simm, (opp ) <>T Ky., In his i-eat. said " Murder!" Mr. CiKTta, tn the course of his reply, said that "mu' t'er" came from the other sldo. Tho asts of astassuis wore not fiom the republicans, tho muiderous avo ugkinst tho govern ate tit waa wlolued by persons wilklng In the executive chamber and Senate of the United dtatc.i. striking their own mother, th?tr mother country. Mr Bt'RSMT believed, with Me l'ryor, that tho passage of this bill was a foregone conclusion an1 d'JClaration of war. Such meas ires never paAod Conproas nor reooivod the stiprovsl of any 1'rtstdent. those who framed and put the constitution Into ope-atlon expressly doclared that under no clrcumstaneee. In no coao.lva hie state of tbocaso, were the miitla of the several States ever to be called into seivlce by the federal government, exctpt In subordination to the civil power, the bill gave tho 1 resident the united power over the army and navy, and enaoted bun to call lbto service 3,000.000 vol'intecrs. Tho time has gone by to deal with theories, and tho fact of seccsskn must be looked on as a reality. Tho revolu tlon waa peaceful, successful, and tho result a cunfe derated government. Was it not bettor for us and o tr posteMt -to recognlpc that government, n it Its indepen dence, but the existing fact, and thon troat with It. LiiHtcad of involving and threatening the country with civil war? No man had moie love lor tno Unljn Uian himself, but It must bo one or equality, and Kentucky would standby no other. In arraigning the republicans, ho Raid that they liad rojorted aU propositions from thobor Oray vlllo; Bank of C'hcsWr, Hank of me Ooiuity, Hank of der slave MaU?, ant that to accept leio than what U>ey contained would be dlah'ioorablo. , Mr Cokwin, (r<*p ) OWo, moved that th? further consideration of the blU be portioned till Thursi iyat one o'clock. Mr PiANroK, (rep.) of Ohio, eald iueb a postponement would lie fatal to the bill, as tbo Beuate would not havo tin.e to act upoo it. Tht^ motion prevailed?100 against 74?a* follow?:? TKAS-Adsmsof Ky.. Adrian, Anderson of Mo , Andjrtin of Ky . Arery, Hnrr, Barrett Hoeock. lioieler don itgnev, Bra?<?<>n, Hraach, Mrlgg*, Bilstow, Bro^vn, biircL, Burnc-.t, CaWPeU, Ilon.ce F1. ^1 irfc. ?-UarW, of Mo, John Cochrane, Corwln. Cox, of Mi- Crala 01 N. ?>'. liavls of Md, kavl*, of Ind , liejam'in-, Edmn'i"<'n, Itiheridpe, Klorenoe, Kouko, Uaroett, tiiiHior. Hale, HalHamilton, Marrinof Md., Harris of *a , Unio n, lloln>au, Howard of Ohio. Hughes, Jenk n?, Juiikui cl I'a. Kellogg "f 111 , KtljoTO, Kunkel, Larrab-r, I^n-:a ot }, C ij.ke7K'U*n, Maclay, Mall'.rjr, Marllno Ohio, Hartia cl \ s , Muvnard, 'Id'lernand, Mckeuty, MeKaicV, -IIher son. Million. >ftlward. Moiit;p>niery, Moore, ?? KJ-. & PuWn! rvi'l't* rw-'r, V-rtee/Vlohnr. W Sc kstt % h siewail of i'a., Stokes, Stout. Mratton, Th.yer Thonias Vs^Vbsm. \aoee, lent*, Webstw, Window. Wood *Kays?Adi"8"1" it"-*, Alley. Ashley, Bnl.blt, Boale Bl?? ham blalr, IHnke. Bm.Mon, Buttingi.*. fcuiilngarne. Buiii bam. Bintertleld, Carry, Catle,, ( nn\ '^'{^1'". I '* a*. C "ik, llud, Curtis, l>i''an" Duell, Edgorton, Edward*, K.M, r.ly I I'ltHwoilh lemon, firry, Uooch, tir>-w, Uurley, II ask. in. Hick mu n, II. aid. Howard of M h ,.Hut, cl l". Ketloi?, of Mfh . Kenv. ., I#:a~h of Mi.-h 1-"' I ?nKnocker, Looml*. I>.veJ.>y, jt.iraton SfSe'l). Vo-i-e. ?din, Palmer, i'orter. rott?r, I'ottie, i-dv. iii K. In >no .l?, BnMnst.n, It. I Itoye i'1 I**'1 ins Snlnii r Slant-.n, Stevens, 'iaip?n, n.' ifl', T'lBptiS', Tudii 11 tii.V>l- Wi le .Waldron, Nalv.n, Washhnrn ..t Wis , vv .hWre .d ?li., W'-ils, Wii-on. wmdoo, wood.nil-74 Mr 1111' u<iM i (o|?p ) ol lA*f bolorti \ otin^, tui? w is til" mwit outragoo' > bill ov. r Introduced tn o-'? Shsme on the head and Khame ou the man who brought It tbcro. mi: RM'i.fcT o> THK Mr. <ir.'W, (rep ) of I'a., morel to prosoad to th" con - Pldcratioii of Territorial buiineao, whl.h had boon set for l?lhe j|TjtKK* said therepoitof the Committee of Thirty U,Mr. ^w>w'moved' to poitpone this subject till to mor r?MrBx'w.Mk>C(rcp ) of Ohio, moved to poatpono till ^Mr^HKii-, (opp.)' f Mo-, ^ the l&u"r motlon carried tho period ot the session would bo so auvaiced tlsat they would not be able to cf wilder the report. |ir lira*, h, (opp.) of N> C.? In other words, It "ESS."wid^na^wcrc ordered on ?Ir Blrgluun'P mo U<Mr. (r?T ) ^ P?-?r<*? t0 lbo ?!??*?? 1,6 fore the House and commenced speaking, wh o Mr ftfTU r- foiip.) ot N. V... aUtd him to order, ibe *tt.r was in (mn called to order by the ropubli ran side and a si.iilte-i and h ?rkd coUmpiy oocurred between Mef-rs. ilicktian and Mcklea, who ucoupj diffo ' ? lie Ifeniuit Everywhere prevailed, Mr. PornR, (rep>) Of wj nnd others, making a few remaiks amid tho cr. uu*t nowlbie coiifuflon, and calls to order. 8 Vh^i MKW ssld Mr Hi kman had risen to a point of ,,rri r and required pi-nilemen vo Uke seaht, as owlag to the ciiinuioti'in they could not Intelligently uodursund 'X 7rr?mmlnp) emi-hatlcally exclaimed he was not to he deterred from douvg what ho ooos.derod bis duty bj Mr. Sickles' caU to order. Ho w-onl l not bo " f. ,1( i,v venrdM otninn from such a mouth. 1 if? STuii- w? decidedly respondod that the gontleinan sh? uld be put .town by the rules otthe HouHe^Hehad I "li" l him to order for conduct iinbeoommg In debs*. Calls to "Order" fr. m the republican side. Mr AHUM, (r? P ) of N. J , said that rucb pwecdlags were dtsgracsful u> the Houae. He too, was loudly ca'.'ed to order. Mr JoM ei*h*?*i (opp.) of N. Y., moved that tho galierlea be cleared (I.a.ighter ) Not t hat tf"l J"llrr'?" were behavlM badly, hut he was unwilling t?y Si?ou!d Witness this olsgrsoe til Meoa. (Reuewod laJgbter ) The eolli*iuy between Metwrs. Hickman a*jd sickies waa renewed durfn* which the ooofusioti broke out af.cah. Mr M.Kka* (top; of N. V., elevaiior hia voice, ta Thiis"'" r^r ss^a'u. ^ ?? b... explained wi.at he had been aiming at namely to move a further amondmsnt tliat the report of tho Comm.tMw Si Th III three bi postponed till Monday ateloreno clock. STpLi t-a saM lie h id always ondeav^iod to do ml) ni rialit to Mitlcmtfion both airiei, tnat Mr. Mlet,man wal" In older In ?Boring hi* amendment. Thli was voted ou and dmagreed to, fid against 133. The mfltlen to poett*me till fWurday was negatived: M agatnt ltV and that to postpouo tlU to morrow like wite 77 against 112. The repoi i waa now before the House. Mr Uorw c? dkl not prupeee to dlecoei any of the quea tl<uls Involv*d He was Ttre the debate had h ^.me wearisome, and h- did not suppose It possible thire cmld be a change ol the opinion of any gentlenan. lisi B ured to lake up su.ih m?*?uiea, w.thout reapect to their order us wgbt be considered vital and of m ist linpir aire'so Ibat If gentlemen should tire w th voting th'y eould'omit the comparatively immaterial propositions of C?\eai'y!oiie hour waa consumed on poInU of order ton coining what pr' poaiHoo should be ftr*tv*ted on Mr W/?u.rw.i: (rep.),of 111., said nobody ondeistand the nuostlon and moved to atjouri, which l?Slvi-tl!o vote being 110. Mr hkxiuii Inatsted that thete bo a call of tho House. ,. ,, Mr Ponr.r, moved to sd|<?irn Mr !?r*wt said Mr Potter could n"t make the motion as he was uot at his own seat, sa required by tho rulea of thMr'r'tmn replied that the remark waa worthy of the P r M i'ic l?conf us ion ensueil throughout tbo proceedings. Mr. Asmav, (rap ) of Ohio, when his name waa called, asked to be excused fiom voting, whereupon Mr. Pitt** demandeo the yeas and nays. The fitAnn said that no such motion could now be en ''?Pbemotlon to adVmrn waa disagreed to, only fifty three voting In U?e afflrtaatlve. After further dilatory proceeding*. Mssars, Amhi.sv and Washwi its* of Wiscontin, aeverally moved to adjourn. Not carried. . ? . Mr WAMmmxiiof 111., movtd that when the Houae ad journ, it be to Friday. . . Mr. Ha?s? (opp ) of Md., said, if to adjourn waa rtmply to pcatpnne this fight between tbe frtanda these measures until to morrow, H wenld be better go through with the dght bow. . . .. Mr. WAsmirwiB of III , repllet, thatbe hedjw dtyw* tkn to AJibuster, he merely desired that be and fri?i <ln ot O'lM have a vi<U> f? ib? sotvkI p<citlc p <>.*> hui ??i ?im ii the* ifinuauc from of Mi. C^> ?mi irey wero to ho rieprv d. >t KiU4Hio, <r?p ) M III , taid h? ?v.iu.# I ? volo vak-n ou (bo |ioipu?litoii Knbunttol !iy Ihiu-wK. fvi'fdi .i>or<j uomic4^}?f a muuoo* vure tn-irte to ad y?Tjrii. M', 11 ckmuk's motico for seal) 9' U>? Houw ooiutnjr UP. Mr nrn*vrr atked hlua whether h? was fllltiustwing t" prf v* nt a vole. Mr 1 Ii'Vju.n replied that he a-iuUiJ 11 lorn 1 to a vot\ nit o? .> I'll all |H'iik.bifi pi'ofmxHtr.i s but in < n.f \ pr poa tlnu U-?t c ?tb pnFi'Mi d. Mo wa..tai to i> it bis uogii:->o \iu ew ti 1 vi i) ?a'e. t-c lb-it the whole 1: mntry lulnlil M'< ?l,ejt b<* i-IOOd. IlU A:if3 willing to ?tthd>a* illS Mi l t? 1 pit vr'i d 1 lui propositions could b? pro^cuted f ir vutu wlllioUl d'8 UHllftU. Mr Km, (1 pp.) of Aik?That's all we on this ?p? W:.lit. Mi t.'i.*. Oomvrv Wa^hi kmk of nj., Grow and o'.beia i'ti?: gen in coiivorpaltou wilhaview to cotuptoiuWo tho d 1 Oil tiiCK III Hi 1 strr Ml be i'ii fi ton Is wiv.nd n ?' bn bniw d by an> -gi? > nn ut ou tU- mb-r tjuio,bnt would '.nsHi Ou ink'i k a vole >itcor<iiiig to the propositions aa Uie> bud.I 011 tin* louru*l Mr Ci.tittiN raj veil to poetpone the vo'.o 0.1 tb i ttrnt r?Kih.tl<iti lu tto aeries reported by b:m a? oUa'rm in of th'MimijilMiH', iu order 10 ?OLU>ldcr tbit pi opting a", auirlii nil Dl to the Constitution. Vr Hi< uMaa ?urc?*? ivi'i ii.ove ! a call of the il .us >, ai'j iiiuiiK L t 4 c but ibi" wort> all vutod >iO#n lie q eciitou wan Hab'd iv on dr. Cirwlo s motion Ilr ItriiMrr ntimMcdtid ihe >eas ami nays. Haying !?' the divliiiu'ory ri *0 111toil, on prouoaed, b. p itup in i.l, It wculd prevent a vote on ibn Crittenden 010. 1st! >n Ibe n'aaksk did not aerm to under-lUtiid <bo question. , Mr. H mi>. <rvp ) of N. V., was FiM-ll-d ?.uat 1 wo'n c-iiild not bt* u ken to night, and mo fed 11 aiji.uu. Nog i tlved. Mi. r'or win's md.nn wa? dioagre'd t), on I ^''h'ut pioccedmg further, at eight o'clock thi House ;ulj -uruod. THE 1KCOIDNO ADMIN IS TR AT tON. Wa.hiun<j*iov , Feb. 2C, 1W1. thp xtw ciiunr. I am able to BUte, on the moat dire:t authority, that the nppotn'meut of Souaior Cameron to tho ?SocreUry sbip of ths Treasury is a fixed fact. It w?a determined upen on Sunday last The Impressions roc'!v*d by ib* FrcMdent elect at Hariisbtirg, and tbo representations of Senator Seward, brought about this termination of the protracted squabble. The Chase men from the West and N*o>v York are ex ceedingly despondent Tbo Antl Mameron faction of Il linois efpeclally frel sorely chigrined at th-ir defo&t. The radical republic ins now concede the prevalence of coiservattve influences with the incoming adoi'n.?'rai on. They acknowledge that Mr. Seward has it alJ hia at:a way. Serai or Wade Is opposed to Chase going Into the Cabi net, fearing that the contest In Ohio <o (111 his place in the Senate would reault in dividing the republlcaa p trty in <>bio, and pe.-hipe in dotting a m>ngrel reoubiioau or a democrat. The friends of Chase arc sitisflel, if ho goes to'o the Cabinet, that Mr. Shorinan would be eitctcd to tflo Se nate. Governor Hicks, of Mar\ Lund, lias had a long interview with Mr. Lincoln to day, and there Is no doubt thai th-i Governor will bo invited to afsumo some important pofiltion under Mr. Lincoln's administration, if not to take a place in the Cabinet. The idea of Inviting Gover nor Hicks to the t'abiuet has been di cussed by t iose high in Mr. Lincoln's "ontidence, and .s a el! received. I am satisfied th.it the main object of Gov. Hick*' in terview with Mr. Lincoln to day was to urge [I. Winter Davis for the Cabinet. Li Mr. Jkavls goes lato the Cabinet he will^e Hecromry of tho Navy, if hs t wishes bo Consults'"!. Thurlow Wood t>night, liefuiO seeing Sir. Lincoln, had a private Ure.-vto4 with Krastua Oorning, ConKrcagnian elect from the Albany district. He heard lha*. Greoley was h*r<s, and had the car of Lincoln, and hastened fo-th*.tb to lead the phllos">[ili''i off. Mr. Greeley Is liwy at a b?e t<> n^hi, km it in doubt whether Governor Chase U up or down, Judge Puytoo, of New J.trnoy. Is talked of for the * Cabinet, but ou y b> Jorseynv^r Tb^y bus the r exj' ? tatum* oa th<' l?ot thai Mr. I.iiioolu said, in b - epov h tlkre, Mm he WW 'be g'nutcrl man 'r. t}n Stat" ll'g Ot"*RRn ?- KKI'l 111 J' N I UT> ??. Here Is a brisk conflist going on here about I he Cabinet. The Sosuid We-d Tores art) dlicciibg their batteries niunly at t ie d> >n >? r it:; elo mcLt; bene" the opposite i to C- ^e, C*ui "ii <ui! Welles. Hie> Ma.rs understand tli ?. and w il n it q'ii?tiy submit to It. Mr. Lincoln, it is unde-sto'd, does nil sn>|vi bi?' with eltb r t'l.g, but r "grif i eich as h>cur a jie and c^ual claimants The "Irrepressible conflict" la upon In a'l its fero city and terribl proportion*. The Dili fu'rly op?u' 1 a the arrival of Mr. Greeley. The r'rugrle is, wio sh.. I administer on Lincoln?who ^hall l?> his guardian? M'',srs. Seward and f'ftfperon have bc-<n '1 -reoly -'et up>u, but so far hold their own, and are far ahead of tho bounds. The belief is general that Mr. I iucolii frosts Mr. Seward, and will be guided chio'iy by h.s c "injel. All the probabilities point to a poaclu! solution of our pending complications. Coercion will not bethopo'lcy of Mr. Lincoln. Ibis, I think,la settlel. 9o long as Mr Scward'S star continues In the as'ienduit, the cjantry may breathe freer and expect peace. 1'iivste intelligence from Montgomery reports tho Southern Ccngreeo prepares] for either peace or war, as Mr. LinocdB may elect. Evidently iho hope ia giln.ng strong grounds tL it bloo?lshcU n ill be avoid jd, and the pen bo employed instead of the aword. The bevt indication of Mr. Sewaril'a security in t!io raddle is the fact that tho Held Creeloy faction are to. night gnashing thoir U-eth with rage No.withstindln? tho enormous pressure th^y have brought to besr on Mr. Lincoln, Uiey have as yet produc.-d no impressiou. Thuilow W? I'd la expecttsl to counteract the art! c-ii premise operations of Greeley among the p?ace wmmH s'.oners I am informed that on bis way here he express ed himself confidently that tho conservative eiim -nt would have reason to be aatisfled wltb tbe first acta o; the new oi ministration. *nVK*r>T8 or YR. U>COLT. I -vm able to say. authoritatively, tb*t It i? n-"?t truo tliat Mr. Lincoln came from Harrlsburg to this c'.ty in disguise. On the oontr.jy, ho came in hia utaa! eltiacu'a dress, unaccornj*uilod by any one except Col. lAfflm, who Is one of u s suite. Iho reason why he did not viait BrKlinoro wa4 btcause he hid not boon Invited to d> s\ and, bc?ldes, he received dospatehps andspeelal mefsag- s ^ late on FtIday, from high sources in this city, urging buu to come here immediately, as hia presence was very uuch desired. Mr. Lincoln and his friends and advisnr* have been much censured been ^-*e k; cauio turough B?l llmore without stopping, but to day a reaction lias take > pla e In the miods of all whokno -. tbo f?;ts. Tne> say Mr. Lincoln did perfectly rigl.t. I'rivate letters received h> re to day frcm Harrsb r< point to some ??.artllng f*cta r- utive ' i fhep*s**ge if bid tli*' ugh the Hour? of RopC'-eon' i \ us -jf ?'??nnsylv i m.i In favor of th<?** a'jury and F.rlO Uailruad, and rel i tlvi lo the repeal of the tonnage tax if tbfl Oroat PMn rylvanla Central Raiiroad, which ia likely to Inv live lb H'ate in a debt covering mldloua of dollars it It paasw the Senate. Altliough the details of Mr. Unco'.n's eactpade may no' have been arranged until the day before It occurred, an although the motives which caused It may bavo beeu chutigrd by dlK.?.ivories made hore, yet I know certainly that before be left Spnogfuld the idea of hlscroaaliiK Msr)land Incognito, ror foar of danger, was discussed At Mttsbnrg, also, a sudoen flight to Washington ?ra srgned pro and c-n, tbe reaaona for It being that hia un expected prea. nee in Wasbingtoo would do much to put tbe secessionists back, and much to onoourage hia frien ls. Tbo rush of Western politicians still continues, sere ral of the newly elected members of Congress arriving to Jay, and from conversation with them Mr. Lincoln's t real character la beginning vo be better understood. I'eo p<e generally seem to hav* a aort of oontempt for bim. calling him "Old Abe " not affectlonaiely, ?a tbey oalle.i General Fajlor "OH Zack," out rather as U*y dub the town loafer, "Old Bill," Mr. Llncoln'a manners en ooursgitg ttis feeling. last night, for lnstanoe, he In troduces himself and Mrs. Lincoln to a crowd of people aa "the long and short of tbe lYeeldency" It la time he shou'd rink the backwoodsman, and pat oa tho Pre sident. Mrs l.lnooln begins to feel her Importance, has a great deal of dimity, aad accepta beocsnlagly enough the de ference which all pay her. As for the members of Mr. Lincoln's suits, most of them act as though they controlled the universe aad kn#w everything. ? Really Mr. Llncoto keeps all |>?op1e, his frisndt In cluded, in tbe dark. Things no* being ata stand, bs oc cu Stable le _oro t tn? in poliaMo; up hw inaugural, t"ir''ts M ot iv- J ihit 1 ghl he ?k&?4 Uo lie?tti? to ? v. t) ouo, but do. e hu bc^i t Airy u> be h*a the reputa tion ?rrfug office siekers of t>-:? -pi and IMdmt, ud lunov ccvtra) m< n ait if nhoUikd to hi at about plactb mhU some ot *b?m> are qoitu lur-i of having what i|.*? defti*1. T.'nti rtuuR'^'y, tbor four desire the r.nio oil! v in. I,t..co?ft is naturally -by a* at \ and cunning M ft o' ifW -b?rp h. d by ;?gil practice an l Western hfs( havi' j{ been .v*a)K i (<ollUo!ui, au i posted up in regard io this V\ a?hi:gt<.'H -.;uug, h > b oibugs ail .aid i* bum )>;? noi'e. Si da tiger 'bit lie will share tbe fate ?>f ?ud fajiti', ?iid, like A :tooa, bo oaten up by L >? oMb i:i gj WcrUnii p< opto nk? to see others bands iwfnri (.lay t>g meirown but wl u Mr I.'ucoln plays out tc *> U ii( tbo Crond," a- lie expresses It. Ail fo. t una naturally th'ak tbo\ control Mr. Lincoln, '?n i Mr -ewsrd's f ict'on is Ju?t 1.0V ahead Bat there is i.-i-oit.: ?v about it, lor Mr. Itncoln promises nothing, but i nly Mr cniii > Btiil Hies about u??rn. I.ast night he atti tmwizd a' ft'O nrd'uioi a 1< i>g t me, standing motion It fH, like Uk Katue hu Mxp ,in vo no day, aud the "ob "??i v?d of a'l ojserveis." Sun'only h-i itemed to be im.ii.h aware of notice , au I ftaiuioally rushed airay, M if bo hoiol 'iad bueu St. Louis. Mr. Bel!, ol T< unew.ee, ilw I'niou candidate for the Pr- sidr'ney, hod -r int. ? v ? * "Mi if rooon with Mr. IJn c Id Mr Bel! la very anxl ?up or the N'o-th to concede soiuetli.oe. Mr. L'niolii to d Mr Bell h it he had con rhidfd t> p'nnd u]i"n h'- at" platform. viz., the Union, the '' nstltntion auo the enforcement of the lawn. rite report thit Mr. Lincoln diuc i \> itb H. Winter Davis > es'erday li a viielake It grew out of the fact that Judg 1'av j5 uu i <jul. i,aui iu, pciHOiui mends >f Mr. Lin oolu, r iiied ?lth Mr. PaviB. Senator Povrcll, of Kcctu.-ky, ban callud >jpou the com p>! tee .nchaigeof ti e urraiigtmciiln for the Inauguration bal', and req iert<>d inu' h ; nimo he UiV'm ?(1' as cue of tbt in m inors, as It wa.< put on without hie knowledge. Ihcie arc several o hors who btve do.ie tho ume thing. Tbeladica' ticke'4 for the inauguration bill are out. They urn .is larg'* a- ili'i IMalMe', and covered with name*. The ball is to bo call'd " Union," not "Inauguration." Messrs Black, Ktanton anil Holt are on tho comaiittee. It !i thought tbat troops will have to he k<:pt In Wash ington always now, ev.-u ir tho preson'. crisis pisses. 1h>s socotHi in business has kept Washington bick ten joars, and pooplo caunot again t'eel the samo safety at befoio tho reports that tbo Caai'cl was to be seized. A lot of columns and b< avy onuses of stone iyin< rear the Whllo Uonse, and. to lie used on the Tiraxcry building, ait act .1 tho Notice of government i filters, for they would make rxctiilent barricades In case of attack, ai d sorno people are foolish "neugh to exp< ct one even jot. Judge Davis, of Illinois, is not, as reported, an a*plraBt to the Marthakhip of ibis district. Ho is a millionaire and eoes not desire an ? tlko for its emoluments. His am bition Is a seat in Congie^, for whuh ho will be nomi nated and elected at the first election undor the new ap portionmi nt of hU ?tate. Ji shna R. filddlng1'Is bore, and ? as very active agi tating to day aiiun^ '.In ropnbllcins on the lleer of the Bouse. I learn tliat i. -.arly t wo hundred Ifltfcrs for the Prssl dent ol' Ct ac'uni' la'od in Vow York on (haindty and Fi uy) nearly all appimttohn for piaoeu in tho Custom House Mr Lincoln w'l' not follow the p-aetceof sen ling his inaugural forward to the prtueipa' cuies in advuBC*- of its del.very, owing to the peculiar stale of tbe country, and lb" liability oi addition or alteration up to tho hour ofilolivry. Ue has not >et stlectcd his uowspaper or giii, but will make bis oliioUl um ^noctnoiit" through the lni'lluj<.nce>4 unt.l wio p?jiui tout arrangements are made. TUB SOUTHERN < ONt.RESS. MuAliMMUtMV, A1. , 1 Cb. 20, 1 ?61. In Uii> CufliTCM tO'dj) Sovcral oudelsot' Hag, lor the o* w i; u ? licru 'y were |>-<??? itie 1 Aevrral seta w?re i to bt) floKiu-'K.-i, aad the Ic junutfca or i>ecresy r< aioved, mcti.doig he following.? As iiCl 11 dnfsj mora Mcurtttl/ the o*"ujptton from duty of certain goo?!s. An modifying the i svlga* on Ii?*. An a;t in relation to tho slave trade, ami punishment fur its violation J?C An ad organising the general at iff of the *roy. An act c -abiiahlng udditi ...a ports of entry ana do I.vcry. IMPORTANT KltoM KVUIRIANA. Batu* H'>r<;?!, Feb. 20.1841. TV' bill anpiopr'Ht' .g out: htmdr. d 'h'Hi-un.i dollars for plac ng up"ii romp" ft; war footing Forts St. Philip sad Jackson, or tho Mis- J.lippi river, pissed th'1 liaise today uiian m >n*ly. lu the debate war was belicvel to bo Inovit iblo. THE VIRGINIA STATE CONVENTION. Ri*-hiioxd, Va., Ke*. 2d, 1M1. The Virgli.ia State Colv Qtloti rca^vrabled ttus fore Doon. Mr. Moorc'a resoli'tlons w<re iak?>n up. Mr. Goo nr. flm bed his ?p< ? ? h in reply to Mr. Moore. Be affirmed that I', win, tho duty of Virginia in this trying h'.ur to g > with tlieSiutb, an the only n.oitod of restoring peace to the country. Mr Goo<>ti read a aeries of r*aolut >na which he and ho proposed to ofl-r. The reaolutions declare that the Southern State* should have i>rnpo.-?il amendments to the oonsfltntion, In pur*uanoc of tho fl'ib article of that jo stiunnnt; that it I? the doty of Virginia now to invoke tbe co operation of tho b >rder s,?m, W'f t > provide measures for consarreag notion hon-aiter; tbu V irginia is at?schcd to tbe I mon #s it ?*is, but that an it la it docs not protect b'-r rights; that it becomes ber people m Oonvebtlon to look to every remedy tor relief, aad to provide, in tho eveat of fa'lure, for the future relations t-ho will occupy, hai iug a due regard f>r ber position aa one f the South"? State*. Mr. Oo<Kir? made a ion* *petv.h in eupoort of his reao intiooa. Hn d^iueu the cor^tHotiontl riiibt of eec as Ion, but be admitted there whb h revolutionary remedy for wrotgs He wanted oon?>.l ?tt? u w tn tne girder iia'-ea to Rum a confederacy and to invits others u> join. He (ppused precipitate action, but whenever Virginia went nut oi ihe t.'i.icn be W'iali (0 with her. lie betiered th?t Virginia wonli be ln?ecnre ?t> the present Southern Gon I.do<nry, hut th" poriod for conference with the North ha* nnw pei-vd. Mr. garo wjy for a moti n to adjourn. Personal IntclllKenee. Hon. Caleb Lyoc, <if l.yonedalo, N. if., isstopp.og at tho I 'Lion I la ? Hotel. ? 'apt Hii'Vmk, of tho fint.-Hl -taten Navy; W. IT. Pri scott, of No# Haven: Mn?. Ale?aud-r Havl*, of -?tuvve aant, Mr II. I.udlow ano ?it'e,or VMrftN; M<w Rddy. of froy; A. D. Brown, of Prlaoit >a, iu<l H. J. Kirner, or Vock?is, ate atopplng at the Albemirie Hotel. R. S Fay M. love'leg a>id tb'wit l*vrenre, of Boaton; W I) Abgt?n, of l>orcbeMer: K. K. I^ogrord and family, ol Oreaon, ..nil W. H. Ut'.bgttfa, of Sen Yorlr, arort^ plr| at the Brc'-oort lio K hrviMTtb, v. Or.iv, Jr., G Xkbnl*. O. I von and 0 Au.mid"wn,of Buaton: K. ttari]4nxe,of NVwO'lema; W. Seal, of Vi-bvtl)e, lenn.. J. >. lownWty.of Ciacia Mil. and A Hummer, of reuta^lvanla. are atoppiof at tbe Fifth Wenuu 11 'tel. Iloo. F Cook, of Iowa; E A. <*hapin, Sup rlnlealent of th<* RuUad j And Burling von IUlUvt>?0; ho ??rl J th' t niten St alt* Army; I*. BlwgUaa, of l|aa*M; Ool. T. II. Hurna nnd lir. Q. H. Meet, of H.iun >'?; *? W. ?irsy, of Virginia; L. R?thiH>D?. o- Alfany, and J. *? Foroen ami lami'y, ot IVvuid, a/e ?.topping at the St. MonoiM Hotel. <? Keni'rlck, of Omnecticut: J. R. Oatlln, of tror; 8 B. M. flornell and H. H. of l*?w Ym k; Jamee ?^lt?, Of New Haven H. fl. ** -odward and wife, and D. O flroi eon, of i ahfornia; Thomas Hugb?w, of Philadelphia; v zabrlrkie, of New ,le?wy, and J. J .'ooee and wife, o> llaltlmme, are *<?I^f^rf* Boa*. Hen f? B Wr ght an 1 K Cook, of Kingston; Oakmel Pike and Mrs. Rice, of Japan, l?r. Welch, at Lakavllle; Cotonel Utmir, of Connecticut; (>. T. S ted man, of Cta u nati, W. R. Osje, of Kjiglaad , Rev. A. londerbaok, of fhllacl?lphla, D. f Hay, of f harleaton, 8. C., and J. R. nariiott, of Prortdcnoe, R. I., are stopping at the Aator llooae. Judge G N. Mott, Dr Hitchcock, R. Par.heeo, Judge attcrlee .John WUara, and W. K Hudaon aad family, of OM., W R Alexander, of Australia.W. D. Pender, United vUtes Amy; W. N. Allen, of tbe United States Navy; J. C. A Ins worth, ef Oregon; O. F. Welsigar, of Richmond, Va., and J. w. Hadenoerg. of St. Lou to, are stopping at the Metropolitan Hotel. Oni. n. S. Webb, brother of Oeoeral .1. Wataoa Webb, of the Cmtrier and Bmtm&fr, la In New Dries as, to oMr the sarvloca of hlmaslf and faor saaa to Iks Mkn amy. Mx Muom's las-n un?Mr. T. F. Meagher wUl U llrsr hia lectorc on "lteoent Rveeta in Irsland?bgtish Connection?French Invasion," In tbe Brooklyn Alks na nm to morrow (Tbursdsy) aigbt, whloh waa raaelved at Irving Hall with neb market approb^ton a frw rrsnff since. It la one of Mr Mesgher's meat brllllsat and treata of the moat important polltloal traaaaetlOH now transpiring in Europe.