Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 14, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 14, 1860 Page 1
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THE?NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 88ti3t MORNING EDITION-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1860. PRICE TWO CENTS. DHP0RTA8T FROM WASHINGTON. Passage of the Treasury Note BiH in Both Houses of Congress. Proceedings of the Special Union Committee. Lack of Unanimity Among the Republicans. A DECLARATORY RESOLUTION ADOPTED. CAUCUS OF SOUTHERN CONGRESSMEN. Manifesto of the Representatives of Seceding States. She States that Will Positively Leave the Utaion, fto.i &o., fte. ?n Darmn? raoa wismnoiwi. Washisoivx, Doc. 13, 1860. The divulgement of tbe proceedings of tbe Committee ?f Conciliation, and tbe prospect that eome pacificatory project may be yet devise I, together with the departure of members during tbe recess, many to New York, to oonsult their constituent?, gives a more quiet tone to the ?ity than it baft enjoyed since tbe set- h ion commenced. The acknowledgment that cause for conciliatory mea sures exists is deemed satisfactory by some Southern members, but not by all. Among the latter are those who take extreme viows; aud it Is extremely doubtful whether any mode of adjustment can be offered which will prove wit isfactory to them. It is understood they are in consultation this evening respecting the course they shall pursue upon this, tbe opening effort to effcct accommodat ions . A paper ww iu circulation In the Reuse of Representa tives to day , signed by a large number of extreme South ern members, together with several members from the ."tates of North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas, stating that in their opinion there is no hope of reconciliation or adjustment, and urging the Southern States to put them selves in readiness for immodiate secession. Senator Wigfa.ll resumed and concluded his Speech in the Senate to-day. He was bold, brilliant and defiant, and wtis listened to with wrapt attention by an audience sparkling with gay women and sombre with grave men. The gravity of Hon. Preston King, of New York, was sadly disturbed during an eloquent burst from the honorable .-Senator from Texas, and he actually laughed in Mr. Wlgfall's face. The circumstanco rather disturbed the equanimity of the Senate and galleries: but a happy rhetorical sally from the Texas Senator restored It, and the speech was continued amid impressive silence, At the close of Senator W iff all'l speech. Senator Wade, of Ohio, procured the floor, and would, it was supposed, have made a retaliatory and inflammatory speech, had not prudential and opportune reasons among the republi cans advised and secured an adjournment. In addition to this, tbe rumored achievement to-day, by the Committee of Thirty -three, of an initiative step towards happier councils, cheers our community with the hope that all is not yet lost. Both Senate and House adjourned over to Monday. In both instances the imprudence of pot - blu injurious de bate prompted the vote. Mr John Cochrane today presented to the House tbe report of tbe Commissioners appointed and empowered to inquire and report upon the course of instruction, the or g miration and the system of discipline of the Military Academy at West Point. It recommends a Board of Re vision and a flve years' course of instruction. Tbe South Carolina delegation are unanimous against nny attempt to Interfere with the collsctlon revenue or the federal property ld the State, until every attempt at Decollation with tbe general government shall have loeti exhausted. No additional force Is to employed on any of tbe forts "In the neighborhood of Charleston lipt Foster, the engineer in charge, is merely carrying on the work which he commenced last September. There have been no new movement*. Notwithstanding the denial to the contrary, the Preei dent did nxelve. a week ago. the most distinct and expli Cit assurances that South Carolina will not resist the fe deral autbui.tics during his administration. The National Convention of I'nton Prayer Meeting- was in ses ion in this city, and passed a resolution unanimous ly. recommending all Union Prayer meetings, all Chris tiao churches, and all praying people to set apart the first Monday In Taunary as a day of humiliation and prayer, in view of tbe present dearth of spiritual things In the churches and tbe present dangers which threaten tha peace, happiness and prosperity of our country. A letter from a distinguished source. Just received from A lab- ma. says It Is now certain that the co-operationists or conservatives will carry every count} in Northern Alabama m the election of delegates to ths Convention, a&d ten or moro tn Middle or Southern Alabama, thai rendering doubtful the question as to which side will trlumi t in the Convention. Colonel Taylor, a leading Bell man of that State, has published a letter strongly fa" vorirg co-operation. If, however, the ordinance of so C.-Mton be passed, the conservatives will insist it be sub nutted to the people (to ratification. Private acoocnts from Georgia state that the conserva tives under the lead of Stephens. Johnson, Jenkins and ethers, are In strong hopes of carrying a majority of the members of tbe (Mate Conrentiou. and that tbe concilia tory tone of the republicans will do much to strengthen Southern conaerrattves. Major Wayne, of the rolled State* Army. son of Ju<lge WayDe, of the Supreme Court ha* been offered the poet of M. 'taut General of the Sute of Georgia ? a position of b'nor and emolument He has the matter under con sideration. HI* acceptance t* highly probable. OrmmoJorse Sbubrlck and Ingraham both South Caro liuiana, It In understood, will reaign in a certain contin gency. Other eminent officer# will be forced to follow tli- example. ? ? A gentleman arrived tbia evening from tho border emuitue of Yirgluia report* the secession feeling to have spread with amaxlng and alarming rapidity In that re gion within the p^st week A a the period of the meeting of the convention* of the other 9o'jtto.<rn State* ap prooetirs. the Virginian* [eel that their own State pride, and their devotion to Southern Interests, demtnd that tl?ey should affiliate with their Southern brethren, even to th? eitont of revolution nod ?ined resistance. A prum nent military p? ntiefn*n fr >m New Hampshire, a republican, who doe* not etpeel any office from Mr Ijoceln declare* he will open a llat in hM office at home foe the enrollment of men to fight the Southerner* the moment they forcibly re* tit the execution of the federal law*. He la In favor of extreme meaaure* of coercion, and although he may not speak the sentlmenta. yet he la an intimate acquaintance of. the ineotning President. It I* too late to inquire, said a distinguished gentleman from the Smith to-day, whether th* North or Houth are to blame, but II la aa clear aa light that the North alone can now arrest the ruin that impends It la understood Kansas will b? admitted next week , the democrats not designing nor desiring to Interfere with the wishes of the republic.-*** The Senate territorial Committee wfa also bring for ward a Territorial organisation for Pikes I*mu ber aeventy thousand inhabitants, who ars now without any protection, demanding speedy action In their behalf Mr. Grow, from the House Committee, will also bring forward s similar bill, bat. it is understood, design* to Insert a clanae prohibiting slavery Tt is to be hoped that he will leave that matter alone in the present tnflomed sad critical condition of aflMr*. aa It wtuld in flame lb* Ho'dh m 're. Hon James T. Brsdy arrlvad to night As near as can be ascertained the total pr^nlatioa of tie States vid Territorte* M St .000.000: therefore the ratio of nyHnfifcrt!o> to the House of Representatives will be about 133, CX) 1b<' .TDiue returns of Illinois sliow the population to be one million seven hundred and ono thousand seven hun dred and thirty ?or<'n. The ratio of representat ion wilt h? one hundred and nineteen thousand, which will give Illinois fifteen members of Congress, instead of nine, the present number. W USn!?GTOl?, Dee. 13, 1M0. I have just ahcertained, from a reliable source, that Senator Trumbull, on his wav 10 the national capital, v idled yottr city incog . putting up a a private house, and proceeded at once to the residence of William M. Kvarts. by spt cial instructions of Mr. Lincoln. The re sult of the inter \ lew is understood to be, that Mr. Evart* is now preparing u legal opinion, as well a* a New York city view, of the present crisis, and all questions bearing upon It , for the President elect's private benefit. This would lock as though Mr. Kvarts was on the Inside traclf for the Attorney Generalship in the new Cabinet. The follow ti g Cabinet is being circulated quietly around the Capitol t^day. which, it is stated, comes nearer to Mr. I iucoln 'a idea than anything that h ,s yet been an nounced. It was sent here by a gentleman from tho Northwest:? Secretary of state Thomas Oorwta, of Ohio. Secretary of the Treasury. . Senator Simmons, of R. T. Attorney General *. S Diven, of New York. Secretary of War I obert K. Scott, of Virginia Secretary of the Navy 'udge Hbarkey , of Mississippi. l'cstinsitar General C H. Smith, of Indiana. Secretary of the Interior. . .Judge Reod, of Pennsylvania. Senator Wade will speak on th" present crisis of affairs on Monday, he havit g obtained the tloor for that purpose. i lie republicans are on tip toe lor the speech. Mr. Benjamin is booked for a speech next week, and Mr Hiker, the new Senator ele t from Oregon, will make bis maiden speech. His popularity us an orator will se cure him a hear 11 g. Besides, he is the only representa tive here of the recently triumphant party upon the Pa cific. The President does not give h.j weekly dinner to-mor row, and it la unden-tood will postpone all festivities for the present. At last the members of Congress are likely to receive their pay. for the Treasury Note bill has passed both houses, ami will become a law immediately. As amendod by the Senate, which was concurred in by the House, the government can go into the market and sell its notes of honor at five, ten. fifteen or twenty per ccnt discount; and it is a melancholy fact that their value is more likely to fall below the latter figure than risn abovo the former before the 1st of January. The Relief bill, as passed both houses of Congress, au thorizes the issue of treasury notes for such sums as (he public exigencies require, but not to cxceed ten millions of dollars, of denominations or not less than fifty dollars. Such notes i-hall be paid and redeemed after the expira tion of one year from the dale of issue, to bear such rate of interest as shall bs expressed thereon, at the rate of six per cent per anuum. It is provided that after the ma turity of said notes the interest cease, on the ex piration of sixty days' notice of readiness to re deem and pay the ^satne, which may at any time l?e given by the Secretary of the Treasury in ono or more newspapers at the seat of government. The redemption and payment of tho notes are to bo made to ' the lawful holders u)>on their presentment at tho Trea- . surv' Including principal and Interest , for which the faith of the United states is solemnly pledged. The Secretary of the Treasury . with the approbation of tho President, 1 is authorised to cause such portion of the Treasury notes >s may be deemed expedient, to be issued in payment I of warrants iu favor of the public creditors or other per- | sons lawfully entitled to payment, who may choose to I receive such notes in payment at par. The Secretary j of the Treasury is also authorized, with the appro bation of the President, to Issue notes at | such rate of interest as may be offered by the k'weet responsible bidders, who may agree to lake the notes at par, alter public advertisement, te propose to issue such notes at par to those who may offer to take the same at the lowest rate of interest, but In deciding upon those bid* no fraction Hhall be considered which may be less than one fourth per centum per annum, the note to be tranKferruble by assignment by the person to whose order the same n made payable, and recoived by the proper offlcera in the payment of all duties, taxes, public lands and all debts of any character due at the time such notes may be offered in payment The Secretary is further authorized to purchase the n iten at par for the amount of the principal and interest due at the time of purchase, and so much of any unappropriated money in the Treasury as may be Decenary for the purpose, is appropriated to the prin cipal and interest, lite power to issue and reissue notes shall cease on the 1st of January, 1863; the usual provi sions are made for punishing forgery and counterfeiting. All money hereafter contracted for under the authority of the Treasury and I<oan act of June last shall be used In the redemption of the Treasury notes now outstanding and those to be !*-uod under this act. and to replace in the Treasury any amount of said notes which shall have been i*id and received for public dues, and for no other purpose. The presidents of five of the great lines of railroad have appointed a' meeting at Willard's Hotel on the 14th of January nezt. The ("resident of the Grand Trunk Railroad . is also to meet with them. The business is understood to be of great importance. Many of the prominent citizens of New York have been observed busily engaged in our politics for some days past. The truth is that a committee of republicans, with w hom their oowntry is of equal importance with tbair party ? men of promlu< nt and leading positions in N> w York ? have visited us w ith a view to affect favorably if p<#*lble their political friends at this crisis. They Aft conservative and discreet. Already their salutary Influ ? nee is thought to be perceptible. While they are e?ufl < nt of New York State b"itig competent to eelf preaerva * inn and commercial predominance in ease of national 1 1 i*membcTineat . yet they consider the I'ntun of para mount importance, an! contemplate In no proba ble contingency the separation of the interests of New York city from those of the Stats. By the by, the same views are attributable to George Uw who has been erroneously qnoted for these four days past as fa vorable to making New York a free city. It was understood yesterday that Mr Trosoott had left the -Department of State, and that his successor wss about to be appointed. I have since ascertained, how <rver, that Mr. Treecott's resignation has beeu received, but bs? not yet been definitely acted upon. Mr Phuicert, the long efficient Chief Clerk of the Patent '?(Dee, Ik bylaw now the Acting Commissioner, and to him all the pending business will be transferred. There Is no probtib.lity of an appointment in the place f Mr. Thomas, who retired to day, and entered upon the 1 1* tee of Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Hsskin's attempt to declare vacant the office of Mr. F< rd, the House printer, to-day. for the benefit of Lar ? fmbe k English, was promptly stopped by the House, "ffir ial notice having beeu served upon Mr Heartt. Super ntendent of Public Printing, that Mr Ford was ready to xe< ute the w.irk promptly The subject has been post poned until Tuesday. In ths meantime, Mr Ford, al bontfh qutie ill. will be here and attend to hi* aflairs in ?pen**). In the House to-day. Mr Minnesota, Intro duce.! a bill granting public l?n<l~ and a ' an of th credit of the government to the People's Pacific Railroad O mpnny. Incorporate! by the Legisiaturs of Maine, to aM la the construction of n railroad from th) Missouri river to Asa Francisco, on the Pac.Uc coast, and also the same toall tBe construct ion of the Northern and A fit hern Pacific Railroads. This bill has enlisted a large numb 'r of members In ita favor, who prefer It to the bill reported by the select committee of fifteen, the consideration o* which is S! elally assigned for the l*th irvst. A strong effort * ' b' made by Northern. Western and StoiifbTn member* to pass the bill reported by Mr Curtis' o>>m ?Ms*. MUX EED1NG8 C)F THE HOUSE SELECT UNION COMMITTE*. WasBprnrn*, Dec. 13, M# 0. The nouse Committee of Thirty three met to-dsy, aa?l j U* k the following sction on that portion of the Presi dent's Me*as ge referring to the pending difficulties in re lation to the South - Mr Ri ?T. <4 Arkansas oftred 'be following:? P. eolred Thst In the opinion of this committee the s*. ?' ins ''isrotitents among the Southern fv-ople and th iBg hostility among th? rs to tbe federaJ government re greatly to he regretted . and that whether such dM< c?wteot and beatHity are wttheat jwi tnuse i*. not, any reasonable, proper and cons' ut onal remedies and effec tual guarantees of their p ?>: iai interests as recognised by the constitution, nece -is ir to preserve the peace and the perpetuity of the Unij.. tbould be promptly and cheerfully granted. Mr. klorrlll, of Vermont, offeied the following as an amendment >? Resolved, That, In the opinion of this committee, the existing discontents among the Southern people and the growing b< utility among tbem are great y to be regretted, and that any reu unable, j roper and coast ituttonaT reme dy necessary to preserve . ho peace of the country and the perpetuity of ihe Union should be promptly and cheerfully granted. This amendment waa rejected by the following vote of the committee ? Yiua? Messrs. Corwin of Ohio, Adams of Massachu setts, Humphrey of New York , Ferry of 0'unccticut, Ro binson of Rhode Island, Tappan of New Hampshire, Mor riil of Vermont, Morse of Maine, Washburne of Wiscon sin ? 9. N*yt ? Messrs. Millson of Virginia, Winslow of North ChroHna, I/ive of Georgia, Whitely of Delaware. Stratum of New Jersey, Bristow of Kentucky, Nelson of Tennessee. Dunn of Indiana, Taylor of Ixmixiana, Reuben Davis of Mississippi, Kellogg of Illinois, Houston of Alabama, 1 helps oi Missouri, Rust of Arkansas, Howard of Michi gan. Hamilton of Texas. Curtis of Iowa, Burch of GUi torn in, Windham of Muinesota, Stout of Oregon? 30. Mr. Ferry, of Connecticut, moved the following as a substitute: ? Resolved, That whatever grievances exist which effect the riplits or the Interests of the citizens of any part of the confederacy, an<l are capable of removal by the action of Congress, ought to receive full and appropriate remedies by the speedy action of the federal legislature, either by resolution, by statutory amendments to the constitution, or by recom mendation for the rail of ft general convention of the States, as may be nocettary to accomplish the purposes aforiruid. This resolution was also rejected by the following vote: ? Ykak? Messrs. Adams, Humphrey, Ferry, Robinson, Morrill, Morse, Washburne, Curtis ? 8. N/yh? Messrs. Corwin. Millson, Winslow, Campbell, love, Davis of Maryland, Whiteley, Tappan, Stratton, linstow. Nelson, Dunn, Taylor, Reuben Davis of Mississip pi, Kellvgg. Houston. I'belps, Rust, Howard, Hamilton, Hurch , Windham, Stout ? '23. Tlie original proposition of Mr. Rust was then adopted by the following vote:? Yur ? Messrs. Corwin, Millson, Winslow, Campbell, love, Davis of Maryland, Stratton. Ilrlstow, Nelson, Dunn. Taylor, Kellogg'. Houston, I'belps, Kuat, Howard, Hamilton. Curtis, Burch, Windham, Stout ? '?i. Njiys.? Messrs. Adams. Ferry, Humphrey, Robinson, : Tappan, Morrill, Morse, Washburne ? 8. Mr. Reuben Davis, of Mississippi, declined to vote, and I Mr. Bovce, of South Ckrolina, who has horctoforo been present with the committee, was absent to day. ANOTBZB RirORT OP TIT* PROCEKD1NG8 OF THX committee. WiKin.vcrex. Dec. 13, I860. The Perilous Committee of thirty three met at eleven o'clock this forenoon, and have been in session nearly all day. Messrs. Boyce, of South Carolina, and Hawkins, of Florida, were absent. Mr. M il Ison , of Virginia , concluded his speech comtnenoed yesterday. He made a strong conservative speech, but demanding much more, it Is said, than the North will ever yield. Mr. Kellogg, of Illinois, obtained the floor for the pur pose of replying to the remarks of Mr. Davis, of Missis sippi, made yesterday, in relation to the purposes and intentions of the republican purty,.as Indicated by the speeches of Mr. Lincoln and others, and to disabuse the minds of the members of the committee from the .Southern States of their misapprehension of the real posi tion of the republican party and the President elect, m indicated In his speeches and declarations on the slavery question, believing, as he did, that many obstacles in the way of an adjustment of the present difficult li s would be removed could the public mind be con vinced of the misapprehension of the real feeling, motives and intentions of the people of the Northern States. Before proceeding to dUcusa the position the President elect had hitherto assumed on this subject, he felt impelled to say that be regretted to hear gentle men ;n the House, In tho committee, or on the streets, say that there were no hopes of a successful solution of the difficulties impending over tho country; that he de plored the existing condition of things, but believed that. nx imtrlots, as statesmen, as true mm to tb? country, we should not dew pair of the confederacy. but, with a manly and determined purpose, should declare that the constitution, iu all Ita provisions and guarantees, and the Union, should be main tained, and the future prosperity of the whole country secured: and th^t If wc labored with but half the ' zvul of those who formal the constitution, when an hun dredfold more difficulties presented themselves than now exist, wo would doubtless And an easy and speedy solu tion of the whole difficulty. lie urged that patiotli*m be gat th< <?? ntial element! of the adjustment of all govern mental difficulties, and that, in his Judgment. It behooved us all to xiimmon to our aid all the devotion to our com mon country that we possessed. and . irrespective of poli tical or local position, to mako a united and de termined effort to restore peace, oonftdonoe and kindly relati n* between the excited xocttona of the Country. He deprecated in strong terms the introduc tion, in the committee or elsewhere, that a portion of the committee should assume to charge grievances, and de mand redress of another portion, * Imply because of Iocs tion, tliat, as a ci mm it tee. though from diflhrent parts of the country, they had but one interest and one oountry ; that the Northern man should as soon propose the redress of the infraction of a right of a Southern State as should a Southern man himself; and that he hoped and urged that the committee proceed to discharge the delicate and momentous matter submitted to their charge. Mr. K. had proceeded at some length, In relation to the duties of the committee, and his confident belief in a successful result of lis labors, guaranteeing exact Justice to the North and South, and was about to discuss the position i of Mr. Lincoln sad the republican party, when he gave j way to Mr. Rust, of Arkansas. Mr. Rust presented a proposition, setting forth the grievances of the South from what was considered the most extreme Southern standpoint. It wss evtdest that it could not be endorsed, as the Northern members could by no means vote fur Its extravagant provisions. Mr. Punn. of Indians, after some discussion, brought forward the following resolution, which was accepted by Mr Rust ? RiHolvd. That in ths opinion of this committee the existing discontents among the Southern people, and the growing !>? stilltv anions tbem to the federal govern ment. n re greatly to its regretted, and that [whether such discontents and hostility are without Just cause or net] any reasonable and constitutional remedies, and additional and more speciile and effectual guarantees of their peculiar rights and Interests, as reconciled by tb> constitution, necessary to pre*.T\e the peace of the country and the perpetual ion of the Union, should be promptly and cheerfully granted. ? Mr. Morrill, ftf Vermont, oppoM?d the resolution. and moved to tUJke out the language to the above resolution enr loeed In brackets. Messrs. Adams, of Massachusetts Tappan. of New I' itnf*hlre, and others, opposed Mr Dunn's resolution, objecting mainly to the language proposed to be stricken out by Mr Morrill, as nclosed in brackets. Mr. Morrill's motion to striks out was sustained by only four votes The resolution . as offSred by Mr Dunn, was adopted, every member present voting for it except Messrs Adams, of Massachusetts. Tappan, of New Hampshire; Morse, of- Maine; Morrill, of Vermont; Robinson, of Rhode ?Irland; Humphrey, of New York, and Washburn, of Wisconsin, who oppif?d It; and Mr Dsvls, of Mississippi, who refused to Tote st all, giving as a reason that be viewed the resolution as a mean Ingles* tiling, intended only to quiet temporarily the Amtbern feeling, Instead of pointing honestly to some permanent cure. The t*st of feeling prevailed In the committee, although there Is evidently a strong feeling manifested against ths resolution by the republicans, who are freely discussing It to-night. They consider the language, "whether such d.scontentssnd hostility are without Just cause or not," as perfectly absnrd. They do not understand what "ad ditional and mors specific guarantees of their peculiar rights'' ths committee Intend to propose; and It is this language that will compose the bone of contention In the Iloyse when ftts subject comes up for debate The committee meet again to-morrow, when Mr. Kel logg. of Illinois, will correct certain statements that have been mads about Mr. Lincoln's record. CAUCX'8 OF SOUTHERN MEMBERS OF C0NGRE88. Wasiiijwiioi. Dec 13. 1W0. At the request of Hon Reuben Davis, of Miss . mw,^ of the C ommittee of states, the Southern members ' / om, grees assembled at his rooms to night, and sdy>' ,rnlng at eleven o'clock, at which th4 following dcclar ttiv0 WM made And signed by tboM present. It bad already been presented to the Oommittee of Thirty three ? TBI 80CTHKRN MANIFESTO. Wasulnutok, Due. 13. 1M0. To or* Co!?HnTfK>T8? The argument is exhausted. All bopo of relief in the Union, through the agencv of committees, Oou grees tonal legislation, or constitutional amendments is extinguished, and we trust the South will not bo deoeived by appearances or the pretence of new guarantees. The republicans are resolute in the purpose to grant nothing that will or ought to satisfy the South. In our judgment the honor, safety and independence of the Southern people are to be found only in a Southern confederacy? the ine vituble result of separate State secession. That the sole aud primary aim of sach slaveholding State ought to be its speedy and absolute separation from an unnatural and hostile Union. Signed by J. I? Pugh, David Clopton. Sydenham Moore, J. L. 11. ftirry, aud J. A. stall worth, of Alabama: Alfred Ivcrson, J. W. H. Underwood, L. J. Oartrell, and James Jackson, (Senator Toombs is not h?re, but would sign), John J. Jones and Martin J. Craw ford, of Georgia; George S. Hawkins, of Florida. It Is understood Mr. Yulec will sign it. T. C. Illndman, of Arkansas. Both Senators will also sign it. A. G. Brown. Wn. Barksdale, 0. R. Singleton, and Reuben Davis, of Mississippi; Burton Craigu and Titos. Ruffln, of North Carolina; J. P. Benjamin and John M. landrum, of Louisiana. Mr. slideil will also sign it. Senators Wigtail and Hemphill, of Texas, will also sign it. Mr. Davis made the following statement to flic caucus : ? Reing a member of the Oommittee of Thirty-three, I state that the atom- witu< used despatch was communi ?at 'i to the committee this evening, anil a resolution passed proposing no specific relief, eight Northern Stales dissenting, avowedly intended to counteract the effect of the shove despatch, and, us 1 believe, to mislead the peo pie of the South. From information derived from re publican members of the committee aud other Northern representatives, I fully concur in the above despatch. REUBEN DAVIS. The manifesto will be immediately communicated to the several constituencies of the gentlemen numed by telegraph. It is now ascertained with a positive degree of cer tainty that the following States will socede on the days named, unless they conclude to keep their Conventions in session until that of Georgia meets, which is on the 18th of January, when they will all go out together: ? South Carolina ? Convention meets December 17; will retire from the confederacy December 18. Alabama? Convention meets January 7; retires Janu ary 10. Mississippi ? Convention meets January 7; retires Janu ary 10. Florida ? Convention meets January 3; and will proba bly retire with Alabama and Mississippi. It is expected Arkansas und Texas will not bo loug be hind them. The idea that any compromise can t>e offered that will save these States to the Union may henceforward be hopelessly abandoned. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. Wahiuxuton. Dec 12, 1M50. PrcpotUicwfor Amending the Constitution, Conciliation. rfc ? The ( onmiOee of the Statei anil Their /YutaMc Courtc <jf ActUm ? The Olive Branch of tht Great Wmt, 4c. A large number of plant for the salvation of the Union were presented in the House this forenoon, when the States were called, under the requirements of the resolution passed yesterday, and referred to the Com mittee on Resolutions, without debate. TV propositions were ss numerous as the leaves of Val. lambrosa, and as different as the hues of tho chameleon WhAt the committee will do with the mass it is difficult to conjecture? probably IsWe them all, and construct a platform of their own. The ltnpre. .-ion that a aatlona convention for amendments of the constitution should be convened, to revise that instrument in other particular* than the Aaiu* <f the slave as property, very generally prevails; aud in this view It is not improbable the Great West may have the honor and prond satisfaction of pre tenting the olive brauch. Judge Inrrsbee, of Wisconsin, embodies this Idea iti the following brief and comprehensive style, the usual disposition being made of the resolutions ? that is. re ferred to tbe Committee of States:? Whereas. conflict In* constructions of various clauses in the federal constitution have from tint ' to tinie prevail ed. Homo of the Stntoa claiming and others d'living cer tain powers ot government to the Congress: and whereas, It i* our duty to limes <>t grave civil diaord' r to resort to the remedies provided within the constitution; and whercaa, it in of the last Importance that, In the event of a Una! disagreement between the several member* of the confederacy Rome am i< able mode of determining their future relations be ascertained . therefore, Resolved, by the Senate and House of Represent* live*. In OungreM assembled. That In pursuance of article five of the constitution. It la recom mended to the aeveral State* that they shall, through their respective Legislatures, request Ooo gross to call a convention of the state* for proponing amendments to the roostitution. to the end that the pro. pie of the several State* may thus be enabled to oontcr together in the manner provided In the establishment of the government, and adopt such inmaure* as in their wisdom may be proper to promote the common welfare of the states ? The Committee of States is now m eonsnltallon In the room of the Committee oo Public Exp nditure*. The galleries of the house to day are dm an well tUisd as usual . the poltllcal excitement having apparently subsided (or the time, at least. In this city Judge Douglas will, In a few days, deliver an elaborate speech in the Senate, on the State of the Union. WiwnwTon, Pec 12, IHW. FomimtfUmt Btfort (Ac .Senate. The following Presidential appointments ma le during the late receaa huve been submitted to the Senate for con firmation:? nruau ire. John B. Weller. Minister Ptsnlpoten tiary to Mexico. Oeorge W. Heard, Secretary ot Legaticn, China. UXtlUB. Augustus Alert, at Rrnnawtek. *m. C Hurchard, at Obmayagtia. John H. (handler. at Bangkok. William Carrol, at St. Helena Andrew J (brother*. at Turks Island. Edwin V. Chandler. Marshal of the Consular CO'jrt at Bangkok. John A. Parker. Consul si llonolulu F+mont Rohsa, at (iotlenburg. Ihinlel A. Robinson, at Aspluwall. J. J. Springer, at Venice mo-mr msr* Asnnt." ffm P Mellen, at Natchex John W Taber, at Natchitoches. Ale*. W. Buel. at Iietrolt. K< bt. F. drove*. st Lrrganspnrt , Indiana. 1 level W English. at Alton. Illitiois. John R Root, at Galveston, Texas. Th<*. I> Lemon, at I/iporte, Indiana. Wm. Priestly, at Canton, Mississippi. JifKpn Powi.*tx, at Omt'imr*, "mi<> J < seph C tiuild. at Tuscal'xsi. Alsbtms. Miles Nash, at Tallahassee. Florida. J< HP I. KlW-KU.. AT NSW OMUCAMS. I/K ISIASA John Ryan Salem. Massachusetts. I'wight A. Fuller. CWntng. New York M C fiAtwwAV. Mif*rni? T**>*wtK B. H. Ks be I man, Chlllicothe, t Am. (.?>?! rich Harvey, Albion, N'< w York. John C. Noble. I'aducah. Kentucky. The appointments <>f many receivers, registers and Indian agents, of lieutenants, mtrgeons snd assistant sur gions In the Navy . and of |ss<tmar (era at minor points In different parts of the country, w?re slso pro?-nted for confirmation T1?e above list rtntiraces th"*e of chief lir portarice, and thoae tn small capitals are likely toprodnee discussion. It will be seeu that several of the nomina tions are of eltl?ens now hvld, rig the post offlc?* in Ule seceding State*, vii ? Mtasssippl, Alabami, Florida. I/>nlsuuia and Texas. TIIIRTY-MXTII COIVGBIKMS. SBCOND flKSMIUX. Xeaalt. Waswi.wmx, De'v.. 13, ltflo After prayer the journal waa read. moroam A?.*t>iirrr? to not r Mr Jcww-n. fopp.) of Tenn , int^y,.*! ajolnt rwolu tion proposing amendments to ?|,c constitute* of the t'nited States, as followi:? Whereas, the fifth artleje of constitution of the t'nited l,0a*mZ.?d' 'hereto; therefore be It . Re?oii^d^Tliat tbe Her Mr ,nd House of K<-prwniaiire? of Ji. ????r'ea In Congreas a?<emNH, two ?1 f?. <? rrrtje.irrtng, that the following amend ?aeys to ifts saw* vmion of theTnlted statsa be propo* t to the several Xtaiea, which, when ratified mature* of thme.foiirtha ef the ritatea, shaU be tu"> ? 'll tert??u and purposes as a part of Ute oun-u , ?ai Vtsreafier the Preal len' ?nl ri-e President of the ' nlte^, K'sWs shall be choaen by the j>eoj>ie of the* ^?a' tn 'tie f. I, owing manner ? Vaeh state ahull be divided bv the I efl.'A'urs thereof In'o '' aMrieis, er(iiat In n<imb?r to ihe *iole number ol Menatora and pej'reaenta' Iv'-a to whteh e? Mime mar b? entitled In tt'e C< narsaa of the t nlted States the aa>d dtatrteta to be nom i<?dor contlg'K ua lerrttorr and b ' n'^ n. sa near ss may he, an equal numher of nersonn enUtled U> be rep-assntsd an der the mnsttlntlon, and t-? be laid off for the first tHne lot medtstely after tbe rsttfieait'n of this amendment, and afterwards at the asitfon .,f the l^gtalature heat en?uins tb< appontoninent of tne n i re?nlao v . ? hr the?'. ngreas of th?' I nb?4 Htaira. that on the first Tloiraday In Angnat of 'he year ISM. snd ' n 'he a*?.e daj everv fieirth yesr then < alter, the el't??ps of eseh Mts's who po?<xas the nialtfes lloas re^ulst'c lor el?ctvn v( i tie most uuitri us branch of the State I legislatures, (ball meet within their respective din tricta and voir for a President and Vloe. Pr.-aid.-ut o ( the I nlu-d States; and the person reot-ivlng the greatest number of vote* for President, and the one receiving the greate?t number of Votea lor Viee President, In each dleirlct, nt>alt be hold, u to have noelv.-d one rote, which fact ?hall be Immediately certified by the Governor of the State, aud to each of the Senators in t'ongre** f rocs ?uch State, and to the President of the Senate an<l Speaker of the House of Representative*. The I'ouireM of the Vnlttd States eball be lu ncemon on thu second Monday in October In the year 1A64, and on the same day every fourth year tbereattei ; and the I'realdeut of the Seua'e, in the pre sence oi the Senate and House of Representative*, shall open all the certificate*, and the votes (ball be oounted. The person having the greatest number of v>.U'k fur President shall be President, If such number of votea be equal to a majority of the whole number of votesgiven; but ir no per Ron have such majority, then a second election nhall be held on the first Thursday of the month of December then next ensuing. between the persons having the two higheat number* lor the office of President, which second election Khali be ooudui led, the result certified and the votes counted In the ?ante rap nner a* the first, and the person having the greatest number oi votes shall be IV sident ; but If two or more per ?on ? shall have received the greatest number of votes, the one receiving the greatest number of voles in (he greatest number 01 state* shall be President. The perttou having the greatest number of voles for Vice President at the first eU*j tlon shall be Vice l'r< aldent, If such number be eq-ial to a majority of the wholv number of votea given; aud if no person have such majority, then a second election shall take plane between the persons having the two Muheit numb? rs on the same day that the aenond election Is held for President, and the person baring the highest number of votes for Vice President shall be Vice President; but if there should happen to be an equality of votes between the person* so voted for art the second election, then the person having the greatest number of votes In the greatest nam bcr oT States, shall be Vice President; but when the second election shall be necessary In the case of Vice President, and not peoessai ? In ease of President, then the Semite shall choose a Vice President from the p>rsous having the two highest numbers at the (irst election, as Is now Ere-ctibed In the constitution, provided that the President to e elected In the year 1MM shall be chosen from one of the slaveholdlng States and the Vice President from one of the lion-slavcholdlng States, and In the year IS6H the President cliall be cliosen from one of the non-slaveholding States, and >o alternately the President and Vice President every four years between the slaveholdlng and non slaveholdlng Stales during the continuance of the government. Sec. 2. And l>e It further resolved. That article one, section three, be amended by sir. king out the word "Legislature" and inserting in lieu thereof the following words, viz, ? "Persons qualified to vote for members of the most numerous branch of the Legislature " so as to make the thiol section of said article, w lien ratified bv three-fourths of the States, read as follow *, to wit : ? The Senate of the l ulled States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by persons who ate qualified to vote for the members of the most, nume rous branch of the Legislature; their term ahull be for six years, and each Senator shall have ohe vote. Sec ? And be it further resolved. That article 3, section 1, be amended by striking ont'tlie Words "good behavior," and Inserting the following words, vii. "ine term of twelve veurs,' and further' that sa.d article and section be amended by adding the following thereto, "and it shall be the duty of the President of the Vnlted States within twelve months after the ratification of this amendment by three-fourths of all the Sia'c--. us provided by the constitution of the I'nited States, to divide the whole number of judges, as near as may be practicable, into three eiaa*e*." The seat* of thn judges of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the fourth year from such c lassification; of the second class, at the expiration of the eighth year ?nd ol the third class, at ! the expiration of the twelfth year, so that oue- third may be chosen every fourth year thereafter. The article as amended will read as follows:? Article 3, section 1.? The Juitcial power of the United States shall he vested in one Supreme < ourt and in such inferior court* as Congress trom tune to time may ordain and esta blish. The, lodges, both of the Supreme and Inferior courts shall hold their oihce* during the term of twelve years, and shall at stated times receive for their services a comp-ij ?alien w hich shall not be diminished during their continu ance In oll.oe. And It shall be iheduty of the President of the I nitrd Stales within twelve months after the rati fication of the amendment by three fourths of all the Stales a* provided by the constitution of the United Slates to divide the whole number of judges, as near as may be prac ticable, into three clas*es. The seats of the judges of the firat class shall be vacated at the expiration of the fourth yeur from such classification . of the second cla.s, at the expiration of the eighth year, and of the third class at the expiration of the twelnhyear, so that one-third may be chosen every fourth year thereai ter: provided, however, that all vacancies occur ring under the provisions of this section shall be filled by per sons, one- ha If of whom ahall be chosen from the slaveholdlng States, at d the other half w ith persons chosen from the nou slaveholdlng States, so that the Supreme Court will be equally divided between the slaveholdlng and nun slaveholdlng States Tint ORKION AMOHHIOX act. A message wus h ro reciovcd from the House that it concurred in the act to amend tho fourth section of the act Tor the admit* ton of Oregon. Tine (xiMMimios ro iiunn. Mr. T* kr*iv, (opp.) ij (ia. , called tip tho bill relative to our commission to Mexico. An amendment wax offered to authorize a solicitor. Mr. Uavux, (rep.) of Maine, opposed it, and said a se cretary wuk already allowed to the commission. Mr IIaik, (rep.) of N. H., proposed an amendment to the bill. \ iz ?Provided that the act shall not lake ofloct till the public debt of the l ulled States ahall be puid. Mr. fXEMns, (opp.) <>f (>a. ,tuid ? That s an e&lranrdi silioi The money with which it in intended I., compensate the solicitors comes out of the people of Mexico. Mr Haut opposed the bill because there was no money, and because all Just claims lutd been puid. Mr. Stat. Kit, (opp.) of I.t . said the I'nit'-d Statea h.vl given satisfacltou to Mexico tinder condition tliat the cluims should not exceed three and-u quarter millions. This is m attempt to open the a<lJudicatiou. THg TKKAM'Hy NOTK Hil l A mefsnge was noriTsi from the Utilise, ft concurs in the first Senate am. udmcnt to tho l>?n bill, but had made un amendment U> the second amendment. Mr. Ht .fn.n, (opp.) of Va. , moved to take It up. Agreed to. Mr. Hr.vrni *aid he would like to have the Rarnn pro vimoiii" apply to the ten million.* m to th<' thr>-e tniliiouM. TU? S-u.itf concurred in (tic House amendment. thk wkdt piurr ?iijtary academy. Mr. rnvi*, (opp ) of Mim.. submitted a report of tho Joint ( omnntice, iiu>tltntp<l by the laat (>Migre*ato in quire Into the affair" of tbe Military Academy, wbieb was ordered to be printed. Mr. moved that when tlio Senate adjourn to day it be till Moiiday. Carried. CT?jm>WT*W or MR. WK.fAU 'H HTKK'Tf There .1 >t...i on the -1*1- of the I'nion were taken, when Mr Wk.iaij , (opp ) of Texaa. resumed Ins remarks, talking ab?ut treat on He opened by dwelling at some length on the first aection of the fourth article of the constitution of the I'nited State*, lie dented that the action of the Southern State* wi.* treason against the I'nited States. although he well knew treaaon w?< defln.-l to be levying war on the I'nited State* It la well known on the floor of th ? Senate that before thia day next week one of the State* will ce*se to be a member of this t'ninn Slaughter in the galleries an<! among Senator* ) Mr Wigfall cunt inued. and said the Senator from New York (alluding to Mr K"ig> may laugh on Before thla di. v next week. 1 make the a**ertM?n that South Carolina will revoke her ratification of the treaty which make* her one of the*e I'nited Slate*. she will fiend and Oivoy Kxtraordmarv to appear at thi* Court. fl -Tighter ") Ah. Senator*. Nero laughed whilst Rome waa burning Ton, who have it in your power to nave your suffering people In the dead of winter, when they m-ed fuel and food, idtonld not langh now. South Carolina may become the grave ol freemen, but never the habitation of slave#, (laughter, clapping and ?lamping in the gall rie*, alao liiesea.l When her Minister vielt* th?? curt, and presents nia credential*, tliat State will wall until the Question of enforcing the law? ol the pres. nt government has been acted upon: and not until In r right to -u?ede la denied will xbo reaiat the federal troop* from 1775 till IMOt South Carolina waa the ?ole po*mrr*or of all the noil uirt forta within her limit*. In 1*06 ahe oeded the fort*, without money and without price, to the government of the railed matea, only on condition that they should be kept In repair and Carris*Sied by the federal government. Ilie government ad not money to rej^Hr her fort*, and the cttlxen* of South Ckiolina nhMartlf ralju'd the n<?e*aary money In ord< r to repair them. Wbeu ahe gave these fort* to the general government It waa a* a voluntary gift for federal purpose*. When ahe ceases to be of thi* I'nion, the purposes for whieh they were given ceases. Tlie land ati<l fort* *he ceded will be taken bark again It will be no dtoh<?>>r or Indignity to tbe Mate Vh'aild the forta resist, they will be taken, If it coat* the life of every man in that Stale. In sp-iaking of the u teal ii of - tk Cfcn Hniane t . sostaln the lawa , of their State, although small in number*, he made the ( I- n " Stranger, tell tbe lan+damoni.ina that we He here in obedience to their law*." In my State, there I* an ln*criptlon not lee* touching 1'pon the blood *talned et? ne* of the " Alamo," there i* now to be aeen written ?he*e words? ?"TherMxipylw had ^ r m<-s*enger* of death, the Alamo hud none." Many of you don't aeem to appre Ciate the feeling* of the Southern p-opl" The qm-ation la * mply whether one sovereign State shall be coerced <?r not. I would sooner *ee the Cnton de*troyed than a military de*poti*m erect <-d *uch a* i* now attempted to be made. South Carolina ha* lain her ham.* upon one of ihe pillar* ot the State and ahe w ill shako It tboagji aho perishes amid tbe ruin* Mr lioo mt r moved to adjourn. Adjourned till Monday. Home of Hepiresemtatlree. WnSMumxr, ttec 13.1WV Till' "pinker appointed Mr Hughe* a member of the Committee oti Military Affair* in p'.aco of Mr IV m bain, excused. wit riirt o? tww rvtnw. Mr Monr.ta. (< pp ) of til. , a*ked-Je**e to Introduce a re solution expressing proper estimation of the immense value of our national t'nlon, Cberlahing a cordial, ha b tnal, immovable atlai bment to it that w* will speafe of It aa tbe palladium of our political safety and prosperity; that we will watch It* pr?*ervat ton with jealous anxiety; that we will discountenance wh<ievcr may auggeat even a *. cp io ion that It tan in any event be abandoned, and indignant", y frown upon the first dawning of evary attempt to alienate any p<Wt*,n of our Oountry from tbe rest, or enfeeble the aacrel tiea which now liak to gether the various parte, and among other thing* tbe rs aolution declare* we regard the perpetuity of the Colon as of mere value than the temporary triumph >f an)' P*r tv or any man. that whatever evils or abnaa* exist under it ought to be oorrected within the t?ni?o In a I***?1 ?Ml conatltut tonal way, that we bslleve It ha* euflclant power to redreaa every wrong and enforce 'wyrtgnt growing out of Its organisation or perUi f aDCttoM; Mid thai li Mi ontrMIc datjr lo ?Uad by ii ?i "StSdT'the tnlrodnctloo of the resulHtion aniens it be referred to the select oom m MLr*)toMDS had not the slight ret Idea of letlln* Jt be burled in the coflin "f that committee. 2^ M^V?*d be wanted s row 0# the reflation, and bovsel It would ultimately sueeeed. ms Taaa*mv jrorn atiJ. rm motloil of Mr Smmnav. fr<f> ) of Ohio, the Hon*" u?n took up the Treasury Nut* bill, as returned fro* the With AlifldlMttt1 . The iicua* agreed to that amftdmfnl, nhlch rednft the d' nr uum (iOD of th>; uo'? s from ouu hundr. t to tifty dollar*. The other i*n?te amendment proposed that :nii In ls < f ill.' tr .sury rn .?< h hi. y b sold at a 'll of mte r< st h'gher than six per centum but not al less uu. To tins th<- House agreed, but extended tit ' mthorily to <>ll the notis issued under thin law. 'Ibis applied to the whole ten millio^i. I AM) r?)K KtllKiMP* IV IUMUS. The House then proceeded to ih<' nomad r ,l. .n of tbo bill gri ntuig lands for the construction of raihoa!s in Kansas. Py the provisions of the bill the Territory (? only to Ii cute tbe line, reserving thu ilit-p al of th ? Inn t to tho nctii u of tlii- state government when it in foi med. Alter a debate, th? bill was referred t > the Committee uu I ublti; 1-ands. niii n nu< piuvflNC ? hk hvskin acai.n in hot witek. Mr. Haskin, (opp.J of N. V , I'mm tho Committee on Printing, presented let te: s -hew that Mr. f ord, the House pi inter, was absent . and ltd tho s itr contractors, Messis Inglish and Ijiio n .!>?? . dec;. no executing the work, the House having at tho list session reduced tho puces. Mr. IIasmn also reported a resolution directing the Su pei intendeut of Public Printing to luive the printing of the House done hy coutn?t, ..s the House printer ne gle< led to do the woik. Mr. MiCikk.nand, (opp.) <>f II!., ww no necessity for pausing the resolution. It is understood th il Mr. Ford will be here by S'aturday. i>r? pared to perform his duties. Mr. Hvkmtt, (<>i p ) ot Ky expri wd surpriso that tho resolution whs offerred without tlrst declaring tbe office vacant, when Mr. Huskm must know in tho absence of doing this Mr. Kord wo Id !>" euiitl..t u> ? onii>?n*ik tion, provided he ran show lie < |. ep.iro.1 to i.> the work. He wanted to know how it w - that 000 w iH paid for Wendell's estab lishment as tho pubnc otfloi ?hm he had been t< Id it formerly oflfcrod at $."0,000, and was not worth f iO 000. Mewrs. tiRa w, (rep.) of Pa., and Stantiw, (rep.) of f'lno, op|K Sfd the considerate ri of the resolution. Hr Haskin replied that tho joint committee had unani niously sanctioned the contract : that it had Ui at r< cetved tho approval of the Secretaiyof the Interior, and that tho price was fifty thousand dollars less than the estab lishment had cost 1 refrain, said he, from no investiga tion on the subject. I can only say to the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr Burnett), that 1 will be as anxio .s to in vestigate the matter of th? Potiiont resolution, pnssed last session, as he will bo to inve. tigat? the subject of the government printing office, and 1 trust his skirts will bo as clour on tbat subject as mine are on this. Mr. Bt'HNKn ? It ih alw ivs well enough for m'mbers of Congress to understand each other clearly and distinctly. The gentleman cannot deal in any insinuation or inuendo with me. 1 desire to know from him what he moans when he says he wants to go into an investigation of the 1 e Grout contract y Mr. Haski\ ? I mean 1 am is well satisl'wd to lnvo you Investigate the goyi run i.t printing ? ??? mitt r a* I trust you would be to have the Ue Uroot o>ntnet in vestigated. Mr Bi'i.nktt (resolutely) ? I have nothing to do with any Investigation conuected with him or any oth t m iu. 1 hat is a quest iou on which the gentleman can ex roi*) his own wishes. But I want him to answer mo this qu h tion. whether by his remark he iiit*-iiif?, either dir-c'ly, indirectly or remotely, to reflect on tue in any mode what ever? That is what i want to know Mr. Hank in (after a short pause)? I did not, sir. Mr. Bt rn*tt? Very well. Believing that th s resolution ought not to be acted on at this time. 1 hope the House w ill postpone it. It was postponed till Tuesday. Adjourned till Monday. IMPORTANT FROM SPRINGFIELD. Is it the Intention of Mr. Lincoln to Dave Southerner* in His Cabinet ? lie., fcfi| fcc? Srwy?,rTKj>. 111.. Dec. 13, 1890. The following paragraph appeared at the bead of this morning's Journal, Lincoln's organ. It is knowu to have emanated direct from the Prcsidcut ? Wo bear su<^i frequent allusions to a supposed purpose on the part of Mr Lincoln to call into his Cabinet two or three Southern gentlemen from the parties opposed to h.m politically, that we are prompted to ask a few ques tions.? First? -Is it known that any such gwttftnea of charac ter would accept a place in the Cabinet? Second ? If yea, on what terms d>>es be surrender to Mr. Lincoln, or Mr. Lincoln to him. on the political differ ences between them, or do they enter upon the adminis tration in open opposition to ea< h other? THE SOUTHERN CRISIS. THE ACTION OF LOUISIANA. New Oiujum, Pec. 13, 1840. The unanimous pa**a*e of tlio Convention bill fives the policy of Louisiana for immediate B< i? ration a a 1 State ?ct too. After secession. a general Convention of thf rlavehold Ing State* will be held, and Southern right* forever se cured oo the formation of the Southern confoderacy. Five hundred thousand dollar* wero appropriated for arming the Bute. The bill* giving preference to foreign oountriea over ibo North In the purchase of arm*, and confiscating Northern good* arriving after January were defeated. Public opinion is overwhelming for secession, The duty of the Cominissinaer appointed by the fJorer nor is simply to devise and secure separate tndqvadeuoo and access too. REPORTS FROM CHARLESTON. CHiMMMH, I)ec. 13, 1M0. The rumor that prevailed yesterday that the banks bad resumed is contradicted. It Is expected that within a month after secession matters will settle down and business brighten. The Mercury of this m<>rmog publishes an arcoont of the operations going on at harb<>r forts. Tho garrisons are evidently in dread of an attack, and are preparing night and day for a d^^ rate resistance la such event. But there is no disposition hero to molest the forts, unless the Slate order* It. The peo ple feel friendly towards the federal officers commanding there, but they regard the p>*eea*k>n of the fart* a a essentisl to Independence, and would consider any rein forcements a threat of coercion. | The < liar lost <>n Courier believes a ccmprom.-e im possible. AFFAIRS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, ALABAMA AND GEORGIA. CVm r *Bi* , Doc 13, l<mo The Senate has adopted a report sppr >prlatlng hiUf a nillllon of dollars for the exigencies which secession may create. larire secession meeting* were held last night at Sa vannah, Columbus and Atlanta. So far the meetings have been more conservative than seceesioaism. All, however, are in favor of r**i?Utnce in some form. The ^>nt*omery AiUrrtitrr ye?terday published a pre sentment of the Grind Jury of the Federal Dtstrk t Court, declaring the federal government worthless noJ impotent ? a nuisance for permitting violations of the constitution In a state nullifying the Fugitive Slave law, and other cause*. SUGGESTIONS TO TIIF. SECESSIONISTS. Ar?rw*. Ga. , f?ec 13, 1*W. Tb< mas R O'bb la out with a recom?eo latioo to the seceding Stale* to Hi the time for the ordinance of seewa sw n to take effort on the l?tb or JOth of February and that in the Interim commissioner* fW>m the secedlog States meet snd consult as U. the propriety of stepf ing fr m the old \ ni<?> into ari"Ui?r based on the r nstltuti< D of the United MaMfc ______ HANGING BY A VIGILANCE COMMITTEE. Msmntx. Tcnn , D*?. 13, 1140. A letter from Friais Point, Miss , says that the Vigl lanee C'oiWBlttee have hun? three carpenter* for inciting the * laves to rebellion. Other Northerners wore (hipped. srsrENBION OF A BOSTON SOUTHERN LINE OF STEAMER*. Bourn*, Dae. 13. IMO The llan of ?teamert between jvet-n and c*ariesto? will dlseontttae their trips for the present. Light* A Bradbary'i pisasfcrt* Fattorf. TO TBI BDITO* or TH* HERALD. Too will very much oblige us by inserting the follow ing lint* to correct s< veral *tstem<'nts that apjx-arad In , your paper -On the Mb met we were .nfortned by crar resperted f- .reman U < "" ???-? ? h*' '{?' 1 th- ,-rcs. and m sdn.-f t? ? k nl> ,,ir~ "J of the tim- Ar our.eff. ft* f " in vain ?nd enisMpu ntly W.- *trwlt This is a true *tst' men' snd we w sh it to be property mderatood ,jl HTr II BRAnrrRT.

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