Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, January 31, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated January 31, 1861 Page 2
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UKT MARY’S BEACON LSOHARO TOWH, ID. THVRfIIKT MORMyfi. To Correspendea* The ciuMuiiication. signed ~A t’nion | Man.** r will endeavor to make room for | 10 or nest. The contribution of "Jui* j' lice.** I trine uuauitod to our columns, is j ‘f declined. | To VUto Owneri and Employers. We have been authorised by the Bailiffs for Leonard Town District to say. that slave* caught from home in thin district \ after sunset. without written authority from j ihrir masters or eiupfoycrs, will be com- j ■titled to jail or whipped. -j The Contention- The proceeding* of the Convention. 1 which met in L uuard Town ou Tucviav last, will be found in another column. It . will he aerti. shot Chapman Billingtly, > H. 0. 8. Key, Dr. J. Warring. Robert I Pcrd, Dr. Thou. A Lynch and William ' (Vad were elected to St. Mwry’* County in the Btat*j Convention The *e icctior*-, -,ve ihiuk. reflect great cr;<*icipon the judgment and patriotism of the (Vn vrntiou and sr* of a character to give en tire satisfaction throughout the county. 1- B Hague*-, Pern*. Wo published, in our issue of the 17th instant, an editorial notice, charging Mr. llagner with espyr'Ming in the Confer ees* Meeting in Baltimore, a willingness “to show to the Noitb and the Fouth” . that Maryland had taken uo position on ' the subject of coercing a State by the | General Government. Thin publication decs injustice to Mr. Hagoer- -and h | acknowledge it. He expressed in the i Conference Mooting a willingness “to| ( show to the North uud the South,** not ( ] that Maryland had taken m position in re- I ferenee to coercion, but they (the inem-j --ber of the Conference Meeting) had j taken no position. Actuated, though we I, arl|charged to havs Keen in this publics- i j lien “more by rancorous partisv.nshif I than solicitude for the heat interests of ihv | eemniOß wealth.” are can honestly cay, thci , itcfKj Jj* u pleasure to r&js. ! r, even !r ' s public acknowledgment of our error, i the unintentional injustice we hare done Mr. llagner. And here we should have bean gratified to have left the subject, but! lH*. Waring, ins communication in our | pnperof the 24th instant, has though* ! proper to assign causes for the publics-1 lion iu question which reader soma fur- j tier node* imperative at our bands, li is not true, that any disposition exists on our part to do Mr. Hsgner “wrong,'*— H la not true, that w have any disposition to misrepresent his “position,”—it is not true that we are disposed to pervert hb “worda/*—but it is true, that a mind, conscious of its owu fairness, is slow to indulge in gratuitous and offensive iinpu-* latiuns of the motives of others. I Parade, fto Nearly the full force of the “Trifles. 1 " Was brought out lit the parade on Satur day last, notwithstanding the inclemency •f the weather. The improvement of the i Company, since it* last parade, in the man- • sal of arms and the general details of the | drill, waa pereeptahls to all sod even elicit- ! •i the npproba ior ofgentlctnen who had seen ! service in the regular army. After the I parade, the active and honorary members ofi the company wore invited to the hospitable , residence of Cspt. Haley, where a sumptu ous dinner had been provided, to which, bye-the-bye, full justice was done.— Speeches, toasts uud songs were called for and responded to. and the time passed ; pleasantly away. Committed it Jail- Hillary Curtis, f. b., was committed to fbt county jail on Monday lust, 28th fort., by Justice Wsthen. on the charge of being j engaged in am attempt to excite iuaurreo- 1 Ikm among the negroes. John Tbomp- ; tea. f. b., was committed to jail on Tues day hat, the 29th instant ou a similar ekmrge. Both negroes, we believe, are freut Patuxent district. W- do not deem U advisable to gitc the circumstances which Wd to their arrest, until after their examination, which, we believe, will take gjpoc in a few days. Distressing Accident We leant, that John Ellis, a resident af Bedlam Neek, Ckaptico District in this eeaaty, shot his wife by the accidental dis charge of a pistol on Saturday laat. Our < informant states that the pistol was suppo- < sed to bo unloaded, and that the party de- i oaassd, together with her husband and I oChofi, had ismppad it several Uvea prior i io the happening of the and ooeurrenoe. j | The eontents of the pistol entered the breast i ttMl isitutiMMi 1 'tatty Cwrwtta- * I This body m<* at the Vm*i House. in | tins vi)hs, o Tsw'laj U 4, and. os mo tion. H. G 8. Key was calif? todheehair and James 8. D**was apr>oifil*d Fewrwtanr. Mr. Key. upon taking fb** chair, *rted | that he had been informed that a wiiacoo i ©optical existed in the mind* of a portion [ of the aitixens uf the oounty a* to the pur poses mid powers of this C invention. in : n a onae<{uenc> tf which he deemed it his duly to say that (he charge or rumor afloat ; chat it was proposed to invest the State , Convention, to which this Convention was to send delegst- s. with sovereign powers, was based upon uu erroneous construction of the proceedings of the late Maw Con- j volition rpon tiie conclusion of his re- ! marks, on inoliou of George Thomas, a * coa:mitteo of six, to consul of one fr-m . each election district, we. appointed (•} the chair as a committee ou credentials, j The committee waa composed of the fol- ; luwiug gentlemen: George Thoinxr. Win. i R. Langltey, K. Leo. Spalding, l>r. James Waring. K U. licedcr and Dr. Joseph ; K, Shaw. The committee reported the following gentlemen na entitled to seato iu . - , I the Convention : Sf Dittrlf t: —Woi. R. Lang ley, A Fenwick, K. F. Taylor, Ford, F. J. Stone, J. T. M. Raley, Thus. ; W. Gough, Wui. A. Lukcr, Dr. W. I. Ctlelen, C. (*. Spalding fhiUry District: — J. J. AllstaD. J James A. Wise, Jas. U. Uopewrll, J. i D. LoVtr, Juohu.n Walla, Gt*<rge B. Dent, | Dr. Tho. A. Lynch. John L. Ilvbb. , Win, W aits, Gtovge Thomas. Ltiruonl T*'tm IHttrict: —11. G. S. ; Key. Jo. 11. Maddux, C. J. Norris, Jafr ■ T. BUkiatwue. K. Lru. Spalding. Saitiucl | Spdding. Jas. A McCathran, Charles; Medley. Win. A Combs, Jas. S.-Downa. I ('hi'ptu-o IHttrirt Albert Hureb, j Wui H. ThoHius, Mark B. Chunn, Juhn ; E. C*rpr>ler. Dr. Jaiuea Waring, It. T. j Bather, F L Mattiagley, G#. Wm. i Gcaldurd, Wm. A. Kiik, Wm. 11. Oar-I tier. ChurhtU I7uV District Dr. James , Thomas. Dni.-th t auter, Jiv. li. Al'tiy, ! Wui. Lym. (1 U. 81yc, J. C. Thnrop- j sou, Dr. Jus F. Shaw, Charles L. Fuw- | Ur. John Saxton, Jo*. 1). Edwards. l*%itnxeht /)."WrViDr. F C. Noale.; Hr. W 11. Henry Jours. Geo. \ W. Wm. O. ll*edrr, U. II ' Reeder. Jus. A. Mg:ll. Wm. F. Combs, • Col. C. IJilliwg.-Ivy, Jus Forrest. j The report of the vcmitiidce was unan- • imoua'y adfpttd. Wm. 11. Thou as prefeMed the follow-* ing preamble aud rraolulious: Whetcaa, by senuiug t>) uiert i the delvgatsA of the cil'ra nf;d *t!er coun- ! ties of the Bate of Blaryland in graaral ! Coi.ventiow. it is net intended to invest! ouch Convi uiiuu with any of the attributes * of aovrreignty. hut aimply to aacertuiu 1 and advise as to the C' Urvt fur Maryland to j pursue iu reference to the present difficul- ' tiea of the country, th ref* r*. Be it Resolved, As the opinion of this | meeting that any proceeding, by resolu tiim or oth;rwii*tr, of .aid Conven(ioa. | which has for its object s change of flic* i position or relation of this State, to the | Federal Union, • r h**r sister Southern ! j .Slater, sluuln be uf uo binding force or* -fitet until it be suln itted to. slid ap proved by. the people, aud in case such | | proceedings, if any. bo uul submitted for! the ratification vi the people, then flic' deb gat vs representing Saint .Mary's Conn- ! ty. are hereby inairucled to vs ithdraw from j : said CuiiTtiitii-u. i ! ! Resolved. That said (Vo volition shall have'; l no power or authority to change, modify, or | niter iu any manner whatever, the organic I | law uf the State. | Mr. Thomas stated, that his object, in : j seeking the adoption of these rcsolutb ns ! ; by the Couveuli*n, was simply that there j might be uo mistake as to the character of 1 ihe State Convention the people of Saiur j Mary’s county desired to participate in, that; the publUbcd proceedings of the lata man* i convention; held hero, were such as toad- ! | mil of tk construction, that tb ciSaenaof; thi. e eoui.iy Were in favor ©f a sovereign con-1 veotiosi. at least, such waa hit opinion up- on a eiltical reading of the report of the f isseting. Col. Jas. T BUkittone retpouded, and i after stating that he c;>u)d see uo objection to the adoption of the resolutions, urged I thal they were unnecessary and unimpor - [ taut. He thought that the resolutions I packed at .he latte Mass Convention of the! citiacs* of this county, clearly defined the J powers, the people of this county wished j to inv. tit iu their representatives to the. proposed State Convention aud afforded a sufficient guaranty against any and all of the dangers thu the gentleman iu hia r©so lutions proposed to guard against. Col. Blaehiatone was followed by Co). Hillingidey, who said that from his under standing of the object and character of the State Convention to bo held, it | nn never intended by tin* people of this j county that it should be inverted with sov- 1 errigu powers. He viewed it simply as a true add reliable mode n! arriving at the son- j timeot uf the people of the State, and as a means of eliciting fnm them a free and genera) expression of opinion upon the ia oea before the country. He stated that it was a well known foot that, Governor < I i . fli k*. sU withstanding he had been re : peateuiy petitioned, bad rrftUi J to coo-, vena the Legislature, that the popH vf , tiu* Sute were thereby d.prlved of the mrAßit of eipmaing ihrir aautiatcuSa tbrowgh a CMvcntiva pro Tided fir by the forme of law. tod. in tbit emergency. he . i knew f no better or other luclkud of let- , ting the North ana the South mw in what; light Maryland viewed We aggressive' policy of the North or what position the j would like hereafter. Mr. Thomas replied, and bristly defined i the position he occupied as a citizen of' Maryland. He stated that he was attach- j ed. both hr conviction and interest, to liie , , South, but his loyalty to the South and bis ‘ sense of the wrongs done her, had net. as : yet, obliterated his devotion to the Union 1 | lie was opposed to the Border States at- • lacking themselves to a Southern Coufc.!- truvj, because he believed that all hop*-* ; ! for a reconstruction of the Union depended i i up*n their occupying a middle ground and i by their influence and ‘T' poii- | ; non being the mean* of bringing about an | ; amicable adjustment of the questions that 1 I hav unfortunately produced the existing . divbdon. Col. Dlakistonc rrjoinedau the South hid alwsvs acted on the defen- i 0 i ■ .sire upon all questions of disagreement he- j II Mrecii the taro scti<>us of the country. H > | jxpressed his deep Union • and hla wiliingne.** to stand by it so lung d hi could preserve his equality as a cili- • zn of it. He was attached to Maryland • s il and had a high veneration for the LU- j tcrica! renown of his native state, but if the cit’zens of Maryland desired that she should ! remain longer in a .state of inertness and j apathy, if it was their wii*h and intention J th.U she should be tucked -ju to a North* nt , Confederacy. there w.-*s hut our course loft i for him to pursue auo that a.-.s to leave | ktr. Ue '.height the time for action had j arrived and it r:i folly to talk linger' .L.ut i© a promise. j K. L< Spnl-aing -titra that he ikon ght f the parang** of Mr. Thomas* revolutions un necessary, out h-. had no ulgvcilen to them, i The vote van then taken upon Mr. 1 ibionss n*aolutu*nsuud they were adopted, i George Thomas moved that the delrga lions from the several districts be called ! and aih r.outinate a candidate for the (’on ventio. j Mr. Goddard moved that. ra< h dirtrict | be entitled to a del*.gale to ike Slate Con-1 T’-fcMrn. Mr. Medley stated that he was opposed i to the motion, that he came thare to take • part ia the selection of six delegates to * reprosenl St. Mary’s County and not for! ihe p irpose of .selecting delegate* to reprr- j j Mil separate districts. If the gentleman's; motion pervaded, it would have been as ; well for each delegation to have assembled ; in its own district and selected its dele- | gate, lie wanted good man to represent 1 the County and ho cared not if they all > came from one district. He thought it oo : time to squabble over trivial matters, and j he hoped the convention would make its selection without regard to party or j locality. Mr. GuddarJ said he thought each dis- j # rlet could furnifh one gutai matt. Hr. Kdehn next addic*M-d th* Conven tion and er vn the com Im-ion uf his re- 1 1 . ; | marks, Mr. Forrest raised a point of order | • upon the deciriun <<f which it was agreed ; I bv the Convention tha- nominations should ' I ' jbe nude wiikuU! r gard to Du-tricl* or : : local it v. • i I On motion of Col. BlakiMone, it was* ■ agreed that a majority of the whole vote , \ should ( e necessary ;o constitute anelerth n. ! The mmrs of several gentlemen Woie • . then placed in nomination. j Col. Billingsley responded to hm norai-! | nation by stating that he had heretofore i refused all public positions tendered him fby the people of h’t. Mary’s County for rea ! sons of a private character, pertaining to j ! his health 4c.. but when called upon to ' 1 serve them in the position now assigned i him he did wot feel at liberty to decline. The Convention then proceeded to vote and upon the first ballot the following grn- I tic men wore elected: —H. G. 8. Key.) Col. C. Billingsley, Col. Wm.. Goad, R. | Ford, Hr. James Waring and Hr. Thomas j | A. Lynch. On c otion of Col Blakistone the elec-1 lion of all the delegates was declared | unanimous. Tke Convention appointed the following J gentlemen to call upon the ciliscns of (he I | county to ascertain (heir erniiaienta as to I i the appropriation of Five Thousand dollars | by the County Commissioners for the par- j 1 pose of purchasing arms &c., for the do- I I fence of the county. I St. Jnigoe* Didrxdt — J. W. Forrest. John A. Dunbar. P. P. Smith. J. 11. Tucker. James L. Langley, factory JAetrirt. —J. K. Coad, Geo. Thomas, Jax. R. Hopewell. G. B. Dent, Wm. Watt*. Leonard Town Dxehrxct. —J. T. Blak istooe, J. W. Norris, Jn*. b. Abell, W. A. Loker, E. Leo. Spalding. Patuxent Putrid.— Jo Forrwt. Henry | Jowes. G. W. Morgarn. J. M. Heard, , Jos A. MagUl. j i I | OmJuHr JJxJJ Ultfrlt Is.tiak Lautor. , I John H. SuiL*.r*n. Hr. James Thomas, H. N. Waahiuginu, VV U , S. Lyoo Ckij.tico H. Muwran. F. M G.d ’srJ. k S T MadXujL. J>*n | •F. Dent. L W H II itoldn*. I I A On taction of Wm. A. Comb* it was , ordered that the proceeding' wf this Con ; VMitivu bo published in tbc JSklnt Mary's t i Ou motion the Convention adjoarne*!. H. G. K.ITT, Pta*. Jas. 8. Down*. Srr. THE VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONS. We repahlish the res>'Uiims adopti d .by the Legislature uf Virginia, as ttuy acre atmttued by the Senate and accepted Iby the Ilo.i*e. A* thus final.y patoii : ; th-y embody, we believe, both sets of reso lutions on this subject r.*p.rtci by (’•' J.iial Committee uu Federal Kciatious. aud read ax follows : l WuxiiiA* it is the delilierite opinion of | the tL-neral Asa<*tub|y of Virginia that I uaicbe the unhappy controversy which qow divides the StaU* of this Confederacy he satisfactorily a'ijusU*d, a perma nent dbe-olutioH of tiiu Uulou is inevitable; and the General Aswmbly, representing die wn?hr of the people of the Common wealth. :a dr.'iroua *rf employing everv rt*a-. lal le meuns to avert so dir.; a caiam* y. ! and uelormined to makn a final effort to | restora the Union and lliu Constitution in the spirit in which they were established ty the fath-rs of th Republic: 'There fore Th*t. on behalf of the Com monwealth of Virginia, an invitation i bt re h.-reby extended to all aaeh States, whether elaveholding. or not an are willing to unite with Virginia in an earnest effort iu , adjust the present unhappy controversies, i in the spirit iu which the Constitution was! originally formed, and consistently with il | r neij l a, so as to afford to the people of' the Slav* holding Stale a • quale guaran tees tor security of their rights, to ap-1 point CooiMiiiislcners, to on the 4th I day of February next, in the city of! \\ .tshingtuti, Ctj>uiasionera. aji- 1 pointed ty Virginia, to consider and tf practicable agree upon aoiue suitable ad- | justment Hrt'tlud, Tint John T\!cr, Win. I Kivvs, Judge W. Brockeubrough. George U*. Sutuiuers. aa.l James A. Sed- ; don. be and are hereby app->iut*d by the; General Asaembly. wh*e duty it shall he, to repair to rh- city of lV’a*thingt.n, on I ihe day designated ; hc foregoing res'*- j iutioti, In CoannisvioUf rn nv j may bo spp"in!ed_ ry any of the said j Sta’ca, Hi ara irdaltce a .iii tiie foie going! resolution. Henri nl, '?*■>{. iu ihe opinion of tit*- 1 General Aasemtly of \ irgm.a. the pr- • positions embraced in the rcR-d.dion* prr- i sented to he >en.*.t** of the United Stxf ? ‘ by the lion. J hi -I. <’r?lt**ndei, so m idi-i Sed as that the tirst article proposed as an • Jineudment to the Uonslituti*m f the? United States sliali t** ad t!ie tf-rrita- ; rr of the States now h-iJ or here-i aiter acquirvd south ot latitude ShJ 3, 30', ; and provide that slavery of the African' race shall be effectually protected, if nc-1 cess?ry, as property therein, during the! continuance of the Territorial Government, ( and the fourth article shall secure to the j owners of slaves the right of transit with ! tkeir slaves between and through the non-' sUvehoiding States and TerritotLs; con- j stitute the Lasia of w*ch an Adjustment 1 of the unhxpnv e >ntrovrrsv which now i divides the Stales of this (Niuftdt racv as w.mld l>e accepted by the people of this i Gouinion wealth. ; j R>*hed, that if said Com in i*si oners. ' I after full and free conference, shall agree 1 upon any plan adjustment requiring i amendments of the Federal Consinutioii. I for the further security of the jighte of the • ! SlavthuidiDg Htates, they be requested to 1 communicate the proposed amandrtutils to; Congress, for tim purpose of ha'i'ig thn' , satm submitted by that tody, according! :to the forms i f the Constitution, to the ; ■ v.-vornl States for ratification. ■ | Ixttohed, Fliat if Mid Commissioners jcanuot agree on rueh ndjustmeut, .-r, if J agreeing, Congr ss shall refuse la submit • for ratification such auiendtucnia as miv be proposed, then the Commissioners of’ . this; State shall immediately communicate ' . dm result to lb*? Executive of this (*wu ; tnonweabh. to be by him laid before the j ! Convention of the people of Virginia xud the General Assembly. provided that the . said Cotuniiationers be subjvct at all ! times to the centre I of the General As-, scotbly, ar. if in session, to that of the; ’ .State Convention. j I h’tt-jltrd. Tbit Ex-President JuhnTy-i ler is hereby appointed, by concurrent vote of each branch of the General As- : sembly, a Commissioner to the President |of the United States, and one Com to is- [ sioncr to the Stale of South Carolina J and the other States (bat have seceded. , or shall secede; and that Judge John I Rcbcrtscn ia hereby appointed by like \ i vote, by a joint vote of the Gen- ral Aa-, | sembly, with instructions respectfully to | request the President of the United j | States and tke authorities of such States! i to agree to abstain, pending the proceed-! | inga cont chi plated by the action of thia' | General Assembly, front any and all sets ! ' calculated t ip.-utiuce a collision between | 1 the Ftates and the Government of the Un- j ited Suites; and tbit the Governor bj t • | quested to inform, without delay, tka | CoaiiDissionera appointed in the foregoing ! resolutions of tbear appointment. ft Vss/rrrf, That copies of the foregoing rsolutions be forthwith telegraphed to the ; President of the United Staler, and also the Executive of the several States. After the House bad agreed to the fore going resolutions Mr. Sxddok sum muted , to that body the following : 1 RrtoUtd by the General AurmUy nf \ Virginia, Thai iu the present alarming ; condition of affairs it ia a dangerous dela tion to suppoee that the interests of Vir- ' ginia are not thoroughly identified with i those of her Southern sisters, aod that any' ( intimations from nv source that hr set - i w I pl< art 10-vkitig to any ottar conibioat’ m iu the is* re-ort than a Union with them is ealilat rv d l weaken the position of our fronds and streiigthou tho hands our tie mie*. # . j ffrgdh;*/. That in the opinion of ’<hi* Gemrul AwmuiMj. *> reconnlrnotion ' of the Uai'n 1 etween the SlaveholJingand Viow-sHvwholJing Stat**s cm b' penuaneot,, jst. and tifoetury which will not se , cure te eerb eciiou a acll-prolectin? pow- ( ior agaiust any invasion by the federal i Union upon the reserved righ*a of either. The Cm; of these resolutions was adopt ed. yeas 83, nays 4; and the second was adopts i. ys -’*o, nay* ti. * Suirmx or Fours. Ac, —We cop} from the Slat** of yesterday, the subjoined. * rhmnologv *d the progress of war a jaint the Federal Oovcrument, is illtn-, irartd in the capture or attack upon its vH-1 frnces;” December 27 Fori. Moultrie and Cas-j U> Piiifcucv. at PhHrl'!sto, eisJ. Dtrcember t!7 —Th revenue cutter; William Aiken surrendered by her coi t-1 tuAiider. and taken possession of i*y S-mth ; Otroliuv. Heceitiber 28—The V 8. Arsenal at- Charleston seixeJ. Juuuarv —Forts Pulaski and Jackson an I th* Uuiled States arseti tl at Savan-; mh aeia-'d by Georgia troops January ’1 -Fort Mac- hi and the United S n*es ar.-e-ial at Fayettville seiitnl by j North Carolina. January 4—Fort Morgan and the, United Slates arseml at M-'bilc S' ietJ by Alabama. January B—Forts Johnson and Cas- | w* 11. si Smitiivillr. H-ised by North t’aroiins. [Bicce re*ior*d, we believe, by ; order of Governor Ktita.j January 9—The S’.ar of the T\cst.' bearing rciufor< % ew' , nt* for M *jjf Ander-> son, tired ai iu Clurb eton harbor. January 12—Fufi McKee, si Pensacola, ! seized by Florida. January 10—The steamer Marion, seized by South Carolina, restored oa th* ‘ 11th. > i January 11—-The United States arrna ! at Baton llt*ugc and Ferls Pike, Si ‘ i'uiitp, und Jackson seised by Louisiana. | January ll—Kurt Bsrancas and the ; N.vy Vsrd at Pensacola scitt'd by Florida. ; These frtß coat 047,000. are; pierced for l.MOOgnn*. endure adapted I fur a war garri.-on of 6.430 men. A M t’txcLß —Th* mention of ing a somewhat lutiicmus story of} .i madvMi u:<t‘, where a tuost inopportune j miracle tvs* wrought The wril known ; French Missi-utry Pstb'T Brid.*i?i A . wa* < alwa\s poor, for lb* ausjj J • r-a?ou that be 1 g;vc awv t vjryt ilig he had. I :;e • overling !;e saked f>r a li ght’* h* igirig -d lit*; curate *f u village through wh;cli h • p.ifS-J. and the worth? man hiving anty one bed. shared it will* him. At daybreak Father ISridainc aro®e ae-• cording to custom, and W'-nl to say his prayer* at the neighboring church. K.- turning from this sacred duty, he met, a beggar, who asked ao aim. “Ala*. • rnv friend, I bare nothing!” Raid the good i priest, mechanieslfy nutting bis ijind in I his breeches porker, where. i hr- aston ishment, he fonti-l somrthinp hnr<l wrap ped up in paper, which he knew he had | not left there. ll* hastily ojAmed tbs i paper, and seeing four crown* in it. i cried on! that it was a miracU! He g*vei the mtiuev to the I ejgnr, an 1 hastened j into the church t> return thinks 1o tj.*d. . The curate soon after arrived tb re. and, Fathe r Hi id tine related the in’ravle the grealef-t unction; the curate turned ' pale, put his hand in his poek-it, and. 1 |in hii instant, perceived tbut bnthcr Bri- ; tluiue, in getting up in lh** dark, had’ i taken the wrong pair of breeches, and he bud ! pcrformeil a miracle with ih' l curate’s jcrowis! - ft'Jiifait’* -i'ith IJvbfj’UJ i /’j, ft,i f , Td't if Stranj* Thinjt. | Go-ip Nkw* - \Vc have it in our power l ; {-• state definitely, that the leading mem - lvr> rf the Republican party of Congress are ej.rting l h‘in selves to have \ it ginia’* : j.-r-'position fir a conference of u large uuiub'T of State*, including all the border Stales. non-sUvcholding at well aw lare hol iing. to come hero on the 4th of i C j KcWh •try. proximo, promptly ret-ponded t ' faV •; ally by the North, W* tiow fc! • ; certain tba: New York, New Jr er, iVnn- ; i svlvania Ohio. Indiina, Illinois, *nd I<*wa , will bo duly represented iu th c..nfrenc, ; , ‘arh by five Cmnniissioner*. Up lo last evening we were merely *Llo to hope that { such would be the result of Virginia’s action j for the restoration of peace and harmony. • ! Since Inst evening we har ac n-tained that ti e Congressional delegations- from all those Butc ara exerting themselves to i scrur*# the prompt appointment of the pro posed Commissioners from their several States.— Washington Star, Jan. 24. Connecticut and South Carolina* “South Carolina imprisoned free North-- pm mea visiting her ports, before our per- M>ni! liberty bill was pawed. ’ ’ ~ Courier. ( And Connecticut imprisoned and flog- j gel with stripes upon the naked body, free} Southern men coming to reside here, long; before the law of South Carolina rcferrrd j to by the Courier, bad ever been thought i of. This act of South Carolina was pas- [ •ed in 1822 —it was a police regulation, I made Buon after the great slave iniiirrec- ; tion of the precec*ling year. It provided j that all negcoe* or p rmwis of color, being • part of the crow of any vessel entering the : prjrt of Charleston, should be required to j stay on board sut h vtiscl tad Dot come on : -bnr*. while reiuaiaing in pint —and sub- I jrcU*'l the person oJeiiding in that respecr, if he came on shore, to be inpriaieued.— But long anterior to that enactment, the pubee regulations of Conneotkat ns against the inhabitants of other Sutea coming to reside here, whether white or black, rich or poor, man or woman, were much more stringent, not to say barbarous. Our )gr j wa* a? follows: “When any inhabitant of aay of the* United States (this Slate excepud) alall ’ come to reside in any town iu lh>s State, i the cird lutlwitv, or tht maijor pact of * I them, in nrh town are h*rehy authorise J, I upon the application of th selectmen, if : lh*y judge prop.-r. by warrant under their hstiJs. directed to either constable 'f sail • town, to order ***! p-rs-un to b- e<n weye { ’! to the Sutc from which he or she ctniu * 1 end ?uci*i constable en receiving said war -1 rent, is hurahy authorizjd to execute the .991110. • And further , “If any |w 'v not an inhabitant ef ! this State. h il return. after such sending 1 away as a for -si id, and abide in tuck town • from wb / *re sent, after warning given to depart as aforesaid, he shall ha whipp&J 'on the naked h*l ’y n>A exceeding ten ft ripe t, j and assay he </ rtiit **nt a e*y unJ dealt with . M y'orcoa.J at 4Uh as Ltcre shall be a*. c**/u;i.- aitJ the ,1-clmcnt of the rasp#*, j live towt.s are hereby empowered and di • ree*ed to proaoente all brceoUca of this l ar ” • This dogging law for white men and ; women waa re-enacted ss late as 1821, • usd continued in force till within a few yean past. when the ffuggi".; pari fit waa dropped; but up to tliis day if any mm or woman, Mark r white, rirh or poor, who • conies here from an uher Htstc, South op , North,! or West before gamine what , is call d n legd settlement, may be seised by a stun.nary warrant in like iu*un*r, inksn prisoner I t a town constable, and forcibly rcinon-d. from beyond the b)un darica of thcStalo - Connecticut Paper. Box. C M.Uojtun —Thia geivhr.m, who was • member of Mr. Fillmore’s cah • im-t. and untU recently a strong friend and ; advocate of fim Uni m. in a r *co;*l letter i expresses bis conviction that secession ia inevitable, an 1 urg*s separate Stale no tion. as there i no time for c>-oprßthn. . In ih- course of his remarks he says. of the . republican party, should it ohixln confiol iof the gorcr.iuient and of the I’uiou a* ii 1 waa; “Divide and conquer’* would he the max im of the psrlj.and every odurt would he made to sow dissension a aiming ilia ■ Southern people; opposition to slavery would be the sole path to honor and pro motion ; and every Southern traitor would he aei *clad for reward. Not many years , would elapse before an nuti-idavvry par 'fy would spring tip in every Southern i State. n:id where follo-aera exist lea iri* would soon be found. The contest !wo ild no longer la* between the freo and the slave States. \ our tirrsiiloa would be invaded. and fb torch of ri ■sn r c inn l a brandished in your vrv i f.ic**. This "h no fancy sketch. It is in ; jart drawn from reality. Ie overr of : th n bird-, r .Stnte* fh* embryo "f aa a bolt ! lion parly already exiMs. wliieb under ! 'he genial of an anti-fclarrrT i.l luii’i s!t a'i.ui, w*uld he rsp’oly 4t v!. p •‘l. K-collect that K* plucky alrcrdy ■ hasher Cassius M. f'lsr, Mi-sour, .tor Hates. Virginia her Butts, and Maryland her Davis 1 trust that the any is yet far 1 distant when Louisiana will add a unma to this illustrious cniloga; but let ns not be too cunfid**nt. It* public, as in , private affairs, tlmse who art open tha I supposition that ail men are h *noat a:.d I ineorruptiblc, amn it a fatal error. Ev ery fireek waa not an Aristides. n*r ai ■ cry Homan a f’ato. And however great mt confidence in the integrity and pa | triotiain of the Southern people, I do not wish to ace this tremendous battery of • corruption brought to hear upon them. ••TiKrr-Srx Tatarr."—The reader , who is curious to know exactly where ' runs this oft-mentioned line, will get a ! dear idea of it by taking the map. and I tracing it ns f**lhwa ; It comnionc. at tha • point on the Atlantic coast where tha di viding lide briween Virginia and North ! f’arolina counin-nccg; passes along tba hue dividing those States; along tha 1 line bcitv *cii Tenncsse and Kentucky ; along the line b' tw-en the State* of Mi* j snuri and Arkan*as; thence through tha i Tt-rritojy of Cherokee N;iion, throngu New Mexico, striking the Eastern boitnda 'ry of the Siatc of California a shirt dis tance Son’ll of the mi loic. striking tba Pacific a short distance south of Monterey bay On ilie south of Jin'* there are about AtrO.OO square mile* c;f territory, in -1 during Indian rc<.rvaiioris. while on the north thn- are about 1 .H‘.M,OOO aquam i Of lhe 300.0 t 0 e'juar' milci* of . 39 3‘) there is rut fh? aiigbtest probability lhal there could b carvud out more tl aft f one ve Stutc. All New Mexico, com i prying about ilO.flWf square mlics, would never become “lare terrltery. fraio tha fact 1 that it is not adapted to slave labor It ; pnaluccs neither cotton cane. North of that line, though 1 ivery wore to he le galized, it could nover xil. —Ketc York ' Seat. Ta Maryland 'CosimsstovßM to tmb Virginia Conysrbnck.— We learo that Governor Hicks has appointed tha Hob*. Kcverdj Johnson, Augustus W. Brad ford, William T. G ildeborough. John W, f Crisficld and J. Dixon Rom m, Coiamia ! sionera or the psrt of Maryland to meet ; the Commissioners appointed by the Ltf- J islature of V'irginia, in Washington, am j the 4th day of February. * tn cou>*ider and j co-operate* in the adoption and recoin men* ; dation of effieieiit measures t adjust the ■ present unhappy contpnrenie* in the spirit iin which *he (Tonstitutioo wt origiuslly • formed.” Ma Bicbakax’s Ofikiov.—We tr* in- I forme<j by a gentleman of this eity, save ! the Krederiek fMd.) Ssiminer of Wei ■ oesday. that Mr. Btichaoao said, on j Friday last, it his opinion, that the safety of tbs eouutry depends upta the persevenog firmness of Gov. lliokf ia re fusing to call the Legislature tegelh*f that if remains quiet all fMJ he well, otherwise all hope of saving the Union will be lost. Import ait re Fowlbm.—The fame law of Maryland prohibits the killing ' ( Pstridges or Quail Mween the IM#II* nary and Ist Ootuber. trader a penalty hf for each bird—one-half of tUjy go to the informer. Wodooek an Ist February and I Oth of Jnoe. Ffcee sanU Uiiwccu Ut Fvbruury end IC*lh Angnst.

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