The huntsman's echo. (Wood River, Buffalo County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1860-1861, February 21, 1861, Image 2

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lve ecfesrriptiaiis and advertising, and
! t raceive and receipt fur any monies.
X. T. Spoor, P. M.. Council Bluff U
A. D. Joiits, Omaha, . . . . IS. T.
' W 1). Johnson, florence, .
Juhn Keek, Columbus, . . "
U. J- Hudson, Genoa, . .
2'oat Master. Foil Kearney, . . "
D. Lain, i)uvr City, . . J.
' tSfAll errors, . omissions, Ac, Ac.
Sauet, in tbs absence of the Editor, be
. placed to the account of the printer and
4. pro Urn, an ami.
. icbruary, in this region, hitherto, has
worn the garb of winter, carrying out
the fashions to the extrtme-'-snow cov
ering our prairies, ice immensely thick
the rivers, and lately, for two or three
days, a storm from' tho north has added
Jauch to the already cold times. Prifts
sf snow are formed into fine conic heaps
And banks of the same with curved feath
er edo of finest texture, defying imita
tion by the art of man; and, it seems
that winter, in order to give us a token
as a remembrancer, before taking its fin
J departure has kindly exerted itself to
produce so much seasonable magnifi
cence. Notwithstanding that for a few
days, heavy clouds, nnd.miste from dri
a snow, bas Aid tne unOjBsftmaijj
trMa our viewai, , mantie w
ao KirusaallT bright, onen at-
jet, that glorioas luminary
wm j w Hy shiw a a a itaivuo iu
.Msg deprived of diffusing gladness
fccre iu benign rays are appreciated,
totals forth at the present time with the
vir of spring, and causes the frost and
now of winter to' shed a lustre around,
toveloping a our trees and ahrubberies
its erystciiiatioB of incomparable splen
ob The weather is now calm and beau
ilful, and we may expect an early spring,
and. It i poped, fruitful summer
wppearancc justify such expectations.
It will be pleasant to get a sight once
more of the growing grass, herds of cat-
, tie feeding, trees budding, plowed ground
Mautified with growing fruit and flow
ra, antelope and buffalo becoming fam
iliar, enlivening the prairies with their
presence. And above all will it afford
great pleasure to have shq union perma
nently restored between our Editor and
its sanctum.
It is thought that this region is first
fate for frowing wheat, mm! as to its
adaptation for raising sheep thero can
h nor question.
' TrtMtJU ttttamrh:
Southern sew is given nearly verb
tun, comment is unnecessary. It might
M remarked that it is certainly very
a Iran-? that any Government should al
low itaelf to be trifled with ns docs this
-tertenuoent at tho present time. The
4frSh Hint at New Orleans is taken
44WMiuf It lbs "Government" of
. iii . . I
munaiana, nP4 wf9 W msiom tiousc. i
urreader of forts; and to Warn the
who! nn United States Cutter bos been
uirDderd' to the authorities of Alaba
na, Vi'Lit will take place next! It
would not Hip surprising if a petition
should b forwaritd bv the American
Congress t the Government of those
Vghty (at Unol am i decidedly
vary skk,' there are faint symptoms of
Incurable consumption. Statesmen are
Trj baity, nd compromises -come tumb- I
ig in on overbite etner i U wii oon 1
beesi what they will all amount M.
y sound Government and solid
f tho inberlunoe of our Country.
lOWaLOn lost Thursday night,
arrived thus r by Ug! from Pepver,
and tailed at our office, our esteemed
rind, Tho. Gibson Esq. of 'th pen
w JL if. Herald, . who, like editor
generally, was on bis way down to get
supplies for hi office.. Ue was in goid
ftlib ani epiriU r ports things going
m a maittjtAA- will uitM tm tnnw
pvw fnu. mmj n long ponupu to
'orth to the laouiring publitf tbjall
sratM n tning m tut iutercstlpg
: '"f p41w v.jMrstirif at
fed woald rfoenait tth faclrlis
t' ,i JJw; tbrsijh U11 PLtW Va!ly.J
Editorial Correspondence
February 18, CI.
Dtat iiAo As 1 occasional! catch
a faint reverberation of your note up
and. down thi valley, I hastily add a
crap to he niusie by way of variations,
t left Omaha for my favorite home on
Wood Hirer, near three weeks sine, an J
before reaching the Elkhorn encountered
the wont storm I have experienced this
winter. Drove in," or rather, got drove
in, at Read's Ranche No. 1,, where we
took a thaw oat, and partook of the
landlord's generous hospitality, only to
be worse frosen next day but finally
reached "the bridge," and put up at Mo
Noil's, who took kindly cure of our crea
ture wants, and brought us again to life.
Weather appearing better, nut dny we
plurgod through the untrodden snow,
but could not reach that scaly town of
Fremont, where thero are but three per
sons of enough intelligence to road news
pnpers, and tho reigning merchant cr t't
get enough business ta advertise. Still,
ther was a "lot" in the place who keeps
a hotel and a good bouse; "Nye," on (ho
eoroer -cut we could not make it, and
had to take oar chances in a log cabin
where the wind whistled through the
chinks as if angered at the attempted ob
structions. The kindness of the occu
pants made same amend, however, for
the suffering. Ntxt day, met many
teams, and fuund a slight track, made a
point above Nor'h Bend, nud packed our
selves with a lot of dead-tuadt (pork),
in a house occupied and owned by a pair
of ''lone men"--lpt "four in a bed and
two in the middle," or rather, tried to.
Next day, made a point within eighteen
miles of Columbus, and put np at Thom
as', a whole-souled and obliging Scotch-
er, whose excellent fauily made us as
comfortable as possible for several days
whilst the storm spent tho weight of U
fury. Luckily, we escaped without
maiming by frost, yet this was wore than
"our boys" did, for their feet ahowcg;
the great danger of tijkintfej prairie
Afcfvainly waiting some days lot fa
vorable indication!), without success, I
took the stage for Columbus, leaving the
teams to get bock to tho rivei. The ho
tel at Culumbus is well conducted, and
is a comfortable and pleasant home for
the traveler. Ilere 1 learned of a train
of freight having started from PlaUs
mouth for Denver, on the south side;
finding the distance too great between
stations, that lour horses were frosen to
death, and two men very nearly so.
What remained of tho U&ia eauta otot to
this side. ' We also learned that two
men named Peter Marie and William
Thomas came near perishing on the worst
night or tne storm. They came to a
place on the Fapplllon, called "Tay
lor's," and kept by a pair of selfish,
heartless creatures! who would neither
sell these men hay for their stock, nor
let then tie to the fence, and sleep in the
shelter of the house; tho consequence
was, in th endeavor to reach itced's, on
Spring Creek, both were badly frosen.
I have heard mush of these "Taylors"
and they seem to be very exacting, selfish,
and even barbarous and unfeeliag. One
thing is certain they are very odious to
travelers, and get no customers when
people can avoid it.
to coi,
After spending a week very cemforta
bly with Mrs. Baker, at Columbus I was
favored with a tleigh-ride, In a regular
old fulionod cutter, with Mr. McUvath,
cf Omaha, and enjoyed the twenty mires
on th ice very much, not having got in
even once, arriving at Genoa in good
tiia to look for supper, etc. was com-
fortably cared for by friend Hudson
k- k - : i . . ti
a wurumg, jju tisji io too nescrv
aUon-rHjfned with lioilins, who ha a
choice stock of Indian mereltandii, and
is a true type of an enterprisinr, dashing
kind of Wcftern business' man. The
Pawnee were nearly all .gathered in
their village hundreds of the Jodges ct
which were in sight. Took tea with
Major Gillies, cgent for the JPawpee, a
man deeply trodden into th mist of years,
still the personification isf urbanity aad
sociability, and sew men bar more fully
honored th charg entrusted, not only
444 444 waM:u-eaxe oyer me raw-
nees and their monetary and social in
terests, but in his fidelity to the govern
ment. Jatne attack mad lst summer
opo h-o Indiana by tit ioux, Mr.
Gil;; was among the very first to shoul
der hi gun and rush to th rescue, and
at out time be wad a More of bioux
warrior trot avay-lively.
lender ni ntnagmeut th Pawnee
have now one of th last steam mill in
the Territory, in successful pperation
their gralar ry is On of the largest gnd
most judiciously constructed we har sejr
dom teen, and tit 9 thrasher, rper, and
farm implements bav been selected
with judgment.
The farming is very successfully con
(Jueted by the elder son of Mr. Gillia,
and the thrift, neatness, and abundant
rop 'piled' abound, givs i&ple evldeus
of his entire competence in &at de
partment. TAWMI rtlLAGg.
Tho Fawnees numbor at present about
4,000 souls bnd a fraction over, find
wLcn ''at home," live ia a claiter of
huts built with crotches and poles, cov
ered, top and fides, with willow, find
then with grass and dirt, Riving the Ap
pearance at a littls of an im
mense collection of 'potnto holos," all
of a circular and oral shape. The en
trance is through a prurigo walled with
earth, the hole in th; c.-n.e at top
seems both for window an'. chimney,
tho tiro Icing built in the centre rtnd
nlon the sidculiule nnnrtmctits are
divided off from the uuia room by par
tition of willow, :-uh, or t'ng ; sums
of thcra boinj i;4.!y und liilily C'n
btructcd an 1 ultogeth r tl.s loJgt aro
quite roomy n-d cowf'.nuble, ami p ih
is ire(ju:i;.:j t;.3 uoo Jj ji two -w
fjiuiUm- la tbefo viliai;? thcr; Is U'J
regularity of btrce'.;, vrtJV?, or alleys,
but cac'u tiuii'Js in rnil:cr a promicou
ous luar.nor, huvirg no o4her Ciivejoan
a view to taste and convenience.
The tribe is divided into five bands,
each being uuier n special chief or lend
er ; and the whole confederate being un
der one 'principal chief. Each "baxid"
havn theL- habitation separate snl .dis
tinct from tho other, three bands living
in villages adjoining, and all compos
ins one village, the other two inviilngcs
borne little dituuue. There is frequent
ly somo considerable rivalry between
the several bands, in fighting, hauling
aud other sports, end not unfrequently
one baud commit theft upon th effects
cf another.
At present the Pawnees have several
thousand horse, but the hard witter, the
lort-lonyue and other diseases bavo re
duced the number very jratv'rhlii j bua-
dreda JteTVicd this winter, and llio Ul
and and shores of the Loupe from the
mouth to this place are strewed with
ihj carcases of the dead. Very frequ-nU
ly they have more horses thun the pop
ulation of tho tribe will number. Tne
horses arc small, and generally live out
upon tho dry grass all winter ; when
snows are so deep as 10 aisaoie mem
from getting the gran, Cottonwood trees
are cut down and the horses subsist up
on the bark. Very few of thend appre
ciate the value or use of corn, ond will
refute to oat it when it is put before
them. They valuo their aorses at from
30 to $60.
K,, , .. bCBsistayca. . .:
The tribe usuallv take two general
hunt per year, when they all old and
young, great and email 'abandon their
villages, and go to a buffalo range with
tb:ir skin lodges, and often remain
many weeks, lu the summer bunt they
mak "jerked mcat''and 'Lodge skins."
Ia lh fall er winter ha at, ccmar.encing i
October c-r November, they ma rbes,
fu:s, tanntd skins, and diied meat. Hi
ti'lbes have Uh a ficli of conslJerable
teut nar lir vi'.Lrc wLerc the lata is al
lotted off to each f-inHy, sad ceDsUarable
q iautui of coi u and btau are grown.
With these and a liiilt fl wr end scger .c.
they mai-ae to ilie t-ut a:. !crab1e eiU
tence naictUue f all fcu, and ag-lu utarv.
sd. I belivet!iey ire auanij! ice.ivlng
from the U. 3. Go-ri.uvnt, un aui-.U el
$40,OoO, iu eiuh aul i.etesj.iej,
1.1V.10: isT la 1 or. U
The feoikieo arv Uw woitl: g-lxvs of tne
hive ILey d g up the eoil, reie and catfc
tt up the crb;s, c .t timtr, tiid tuil-J th
Wg, piwk v.oej sua ws-U-r, cu, ine
tb bab;s, ctrry i: the LurcU; tan.tiie
th skiim, fc;.d male the relJ 8'il Csts
iaa. The lord$, of ti e other seX,rclt. by
lb five or iu U iliu.Ic, kill tbegjine, and
their eaemies, aui'Uo the slealinK and most
of th anting, wear the most ornament,
and play the dandy, in llieU way,' Je
scratch. They trs of a tail, and
atbletle figure, as stnlht as on airow, and
as proud ns a lo.-4, wbiUt tbi rq:uws are
cr;t, stooping, poorly ciaa, mmr
nt uoiliJ. rursatiess 'children. aoduBe
very aged are soiixtia-e left bcblad, er by
the wayUe to r4'U 8 uJw: f
On February the th, a team ' hefongfbg
to a Mr- Tun(, was drowned by breafcitfjt
through the ie ca the Loupe.. The rd
has atoee bea broken and traveled op ta
old rout. Th Indians have rseeived their
aniiufiy.'ind their' vantf " la their wsallh
Lj quit l-licroa, 61 tuany part with their
papudie" verr reltctantly.
Judge Gillis and family ft Pd to
depart for th at shortly, I am at prasept
doi a lilt! "swsppiKg" with th Indians
rather au uphill Losiim howevr. -I
est clos, as 1 bav customen in sbap f
oae big ludiaa and b: three : Chutby
suuaws, wtoo want a sack ( riur wHh
sugar, conV,S4lt," oda and' ndy, gratis.
Then tby v.ljl upon
th proviiono-had provided fr yonr
ea iing fortnight' "grub I" 41
Atu Im th hm EDITOA.
IU snpw that cover our section
of country ex tend ply K twenty-five
mile abov Kearney eity. .
.X.. ,n -'
Tlie Kearnrv City pirMh'tii ere
laHnj It tbiir rt ck f r Ccjigran.
Telegraphic ..
Sen-ATI, Feb. 2d. Mr. Chandler pre
sented a petition pf oititnns bf Michigan,
asking the Senate 1st To ascertain
whether we have a Government de fneto ;
lidty that if so, measures be taken for
the upprehensiou of till persons picscnt.
ing thviDsulvcs at tho scut of Government
under the pretence of being commUnion
er3 front independent Government?, on
the charge of treason. 3d That meas
ures bo taken to protect tho archives of
CoTcinincnt. 4lU That forts still in
1 the possession of the Government at the
fcou'h, be properly supplied with men.
5th That u sueiuul number of vessels
bo placed in Southern ports to protect
coui incrco and collect tho revenue.
'1 he pest route bill from the House,
with tho overland mail amendment was
taken up.
Mr. iiale was in favor of the overland
maij, but thought if this route was adopt
cJ, la'.tji'heid 1 cute ought to bo suspen
ded. .
The bill was ordered printed, and post
pano'l. The bill to organize a government for
Iddhn, was taken up, and udjourned.
Iloisx, r eb. 2d. Mr. Sherman called
up tbe bill authorising the i'residmit nt
uny time before the first of July, to bor
row on the creJit of tho United St to
not exceeding $25,300,000 ; certificates
to l issued tor not less than $1,000 cou
pons payable semi-annually with inter
eit, and'tbo faith o the United States to
be pledged for the payment yf ii. teres t
and principal.
Mr. Phelps offered a substitute that the
third scctiou of ihu act of J-lo, lbjO,
providing for the redemption of iho
Treasury notes, b n;:di&ed so as to em
power tne Secretary of tbe Treasury to
uogoiiatc the balance of the loan not la
ken under that net on the most favorable
terms, instead of restriciing negotiations
of the loan ut not less than pav, and af
ter notice of ten inst. ad of thirty day.
Mr. Phelps said that Mr.Mornl's tariff
l.:il ..1' i '! ::!'. t',1 nn.l
the bill irportcd from the Committee of
Ways and Means, 25 millions ; thus ma
king 46 millions, when lucre is an unex
bauhtd buLcce cf 14 millions und' r tho
act of June, of which be desired the Gov
erKiafllt ta avail itself without unneces
sary delay.
Mr. Sherman approved the amendment
The loan proposed was $25,000,000. Ho
supposed it would rettle up the accounts
ol Hits Aaminisiration; as mere wus bo
money and little revenue, they would be
obliged to resort to the credit of the Gov
ernment. Mr. Hibdman offered the pro iso that
no part of the loan shoulabo used to
maintain forces, to n.aku war on States
which may have seceded.
Mr. Shaman refused any such amend
Mr. Garnett, considering that the Mor
ril tu riff bill cravidefur a loan, of twen
ty- one millions, b considered the bill
designed for wur purpose.
Mr. MillUon moved to striko from Mr.
Phelps' substitute, the words "the pro
ceeds of said loan may be applied to di
ohargo' current expenses of the Govern'
ment atrreed to : 12G to 42.
Mr. Pnclps' substitute wuj rejected
52 against IVi. The bill us originally
reported paescd 144 against 40.
The opposition coming from the Pem
oernticside. Mr. Wasbboutne, of 111., moved to pro
ceed with the consideration of the Sen
ate's resolution, providing for a joint
committee to count the votes lor Presi
dent and Vice President, and potify per
sons of their election,
Messrs. Washburn, Adrian, Ely,' An
derson and Crnig, were appointed an such
committee on tbe part of tbe House.
Mr. Corwin gave notice that he would
move to close debate on the report of the
Committee of tbirty-ibrec, on Thursday.
Mr. Sickles suggested that a vote should
not bo taken till after the assembling of
the Union Convention.
Mr. Corwin would be governed by cir
cumstances in that particular.
SEN Art, Feb. 4. Numerous petitions
wen presented relative to the crisis.
Mr. Wilson presented a resolution of
iutjuiry relative to tbe seisure of tbe
lirttiicuMint at New Orleans. Objections
tela made, it was laid over.
Mr. nlideil sent to te reaa ny tbe
clerk th ordinance of secession paused
by Louisiana.
The message wa postponed till to
moJTOW. '
The bill to provide for the Gaverqmcnt
of Idaho was taken up, and Green' a-niondinent--vbariging
the boundary was
On motion of Mr. Wilson, the name
was cnan4U to ueiorauo. vni
Mr. Pearce. from the committee on fi
nanen, reported a loan bill, which was
laodo tbe special oraer xor to-morrow.
Mr. Higlcr offered a resolution to ad
mit commissioners of thu Stales to th
floor of the Senate laid oyer.
. St. Louis, Feb. 4.
The following dispatches from Wash
ington, are of data i eb Sd t -
The Assistant treasurer nt New Orle.
an refuses to give up the coin and bul
lion in the firapch Mint, to the order of
Secretary Pii, on the ground that the
branch Mint ha been taken possession
of by tbe State of Louisiana.. On. the
receipt of this news thi morning, the
President called an extraordinary session
of tho Cabinet, and the whole subject
was cunsmcjeq.
It I understood that Senator Benjamin
and Slidell were (ant'for, to know if
they were aware of this transaotion.
I Th"e Government telegraphed to the
collector and treasurer to kpow tbe facts
connected with the seisure. -
Lieut. Hall' departure for South Car
olina with official dispatches, bo beeq
postponed for the present.
A salute was fired, to-day, at th Na
tional Armory, for th admission of
Kansas iuto the Union.
Tc Commissioners from New York,
Ohio, PeiMvivania, Kon lucky, North
Carolina, Virginia and Indiana, have sr
rird here, nud ara toht lat rchani-1
ing views.
Ono additional body bf Federal troops
has arrived here, and thia morning'
train brought arms and munition of
. An official copy of the Louisiana ordi
nance of secession has been received ; and
the delegation from that State in Con
gress,, with tho exception of Mr. llaulig
ny. will probably withdraw from further
rieJibcrntionn in Congress to morrow.
II is tho only , one from the seceding
States who has taken part in tho pro
ceedingi since tho several ordinances of
secession is passed.
The names of all tho members of the
House from the seceding States continue
to be called when voting.
Gov. Fairbanks has appointed tho fol
lowinggentleraeii asConiraiosioners fiom
tho State of Vermont, to meet similar
Conventions of othor States, on Feb. 1th:
Ex-Gov. II. Hall, Lieut. Gov. L. Under
wood, Gen. II. II. Itaxter, Hon. L. A.
Crittenden and Hon. II. D. Harrii.
Gov. Goodwin, of New Hampshire,
har arppic'od Amos Tuck, Amos Fowler
ond Levi Chamberlain, Cominuisioners
to repreaeat New Hampshire, at the
Washington Convention.
ine Convention room has been closed
to niemuer 01 mo press, nna tney arc
not to be ndmittud until a vote of the
convention has been taken on tho ques
tion of admission after the organization.
Tho Virginia delegation is desirous that
the proceedings hliall bo ccnJucted with
clotcd doors to tho press and public.
A committee of secessionist arc berc
from Maryland, to protect uzainst the
admission of tho delegates from that
A dispatch from It. B. Rhett states
that the Montgomery Conrcfi will meet
to-morrow and adjourn over till the Bor
der State conference has adjourned .This
is cor.oidcrcd a hopeful sign.
Jacob Thompson testified before tbe
Special Committee, that various plans
c' the secessionists bad been discussed
in his presence, and sometimes at his
house, by the lending men, and others of
less prominence, which contemplated,
first, the seizure of the Capital, second,
the means of preventing the counting tho
Presidential vote, and third, resistance
to Mr. Lincoln's inauguration. He ctr.tes
that he regarded theso proposiuont ns
foolish and criminal, ond believed they
had lately been abandoned, and all efforts
concentrated toward separate Etato ac
tion, which bo justified and Approved.
His policy would lead to the minio rc
Fults, by different means. Tho facts
bhow that the Government is unable to
get any pf its orders South, unless sent
by special meeseucrs. j
The disnateh sent bv Seorctarv Dix. to
II. Jones, cpecirti ng nt of the Treasury
Pepartmcnt, now at N. Orlean, was
stopped, on tho 2'Jtb, at Montgomery, Al
abama, by order of the Governor of that
State, who took the message and for
ward! it to tbe Governor of Louiuiana,
thus preventing tbe arrest of the notori
ous traitor, Captain Brushwood.
The following is copy of Gen. Pix's
dispatch 1 -
Washington, Jan. 23.
Tell Lieut Caldwell to arrest Captain
Brushwood : assums coxmand of the
cutter McClelland, nnl obey orders I
givo through you. If Csrt. Bruhhwnod
after arrest undenake to interfere with
the command of the cutter, Lieut. Cald
well will consider him a mutineer, and
treat Jiim accordingly. If be attempts
to haul down the American flag shoot
him en tbe spot.
Signed, Jf.IIN A. PIX,
Secretary of -.he' Treasury.
The Washington correspondent of tbe
New York Times telegraphs on ihe2d as
follows : Col. Havne's communication
to the President was completed and de
livered at a late hoar last night.. In it
the demand is made for the surrendtr-of
the forts. First, on the ground of emi
nent domain in a sovereign ; and 2d, on
the ground of th right of the sovereign
to condemn-to the public ue uny prop
erty necessary for its own protection and
independence, by paving therefor a fair
Col. Hayno contends that the question
should be considered as one involving
property aione; a sucn tt could be ea
ily arranged.
He says further, that he is instructed
to assure the President that ary uUempt
10 reinzoree, win d considered as avcla
Tho cabinet was iq session to-day on
un euutuiuuivation.
Tho President has azain countermand
ed orders of Gen. Sojtt, for Additional
troops here.
Au buietf of the nary just from Pen
sacola, suto that great insubordination
exists among the volunteer troops, and
some 01 mom were aispcrsing and return
ing homo disgusted.
New York. Fb. 4:h.
We hare late and important news from
the Horn Squadron. - On the 10th of
January, the Cottmander-in-Chief of the
Oeet received orders through Col. Piekcns
at Washington, to immediately scud to
Florida, the U. J. Steam Frigate Pow
hattan, the Sabine, and tbe cornette fct.
Louis. A sham boat battlo was soon af
ter improvised, off Sacrifice, when tbe
usual routine of action was gene through
wnn., a critical examination or tne po
sition of tbe squadron, demonstrating the
fact that every ship was short of provi
sions, and that it would bo madne.s to
send them on a probably hostile mission
in such a stato. Tho laiprossion prevail
extensively that tbe vessel would go to
Havunna for provisions, and obey tue in
structions of Mr. Touccy.
Serious disatfcotlon existed amoncr
some of tho officer of the Powhatten,
wnen ner destination became known to
them. The tint and third Lieutenant,
und Purser, immediately tendered their
resignation but the Captain, while eou
diUonally acoepting them, refused to al
low them to return to the steamer. . Tho
most intense exeitcment existed In the
squadron j and It wa necessary to issue
an order prohibiting all officers, sailor
and mariner from conveying political
vr nni movemanta in thoir iettr, a
1 h on.. I.I t. I I . I
Vat hingtoo ' c'orrcon
donoe intimate that Fort Somptef ha
been re-inforcod by th steamer Brook
lyn, which landed upward of 300 troop
at the fort by mean of tow boat, with
muffled oa-.
A rumor is current that Fort Sumptef
has been attacked.
There has been no dispatche from
Major Anderson for three days..
It is said that tho Virginia Commis
sioner to tho Border States' Convention
will offer the first thin; to-morrow,
resolution deprccatirg force toward e
ceding States.' If this is toted down,
tho Southern State will secede.
Col. Hardee, of tho Army, ha resigned
his commUsieu.
Nw York. reS. .
Ths store ship Supply has aritv' from
Pcnsseola with th wirts and children of
tbe ifxei s at Warrington avy Yard. .
' R'port savs a resolllion will ba intro
duced Into the Ho is on the 7.h ta rera!
th law ibbkiDK New Orleans ths port of
ntr,aud providing for the collection pf
rev. t at lb BjoutU cf the Mississippi.
San Franeis:e, Jao. 19.
The election of Sweater it th Assem
bly oa thi 17th, wae effected by eillllon
between it' j ublicaus and Dor.glas Pa0
crsts. The OovBrnor'g me s(e was dellvarsa
on the l&th. Tha rincipal feature wa
strong grouf.d (uf the pre.-rvatloa of tas
Union, and opposition ta a Pacific Kep'u.
lie under any circumstances. He urge
petitioiiirg of Centre is to niter the taitaa
Dcundarv of CViforata, so as to Uk la
ths Wa-hue silver region.
The recn t r.f ti State Treasury dur
ing ths puat )ear exeed xpuliturs by
Tlie lett ri from Congressmen Scott wad
B.rcb, advocuting a Pacific Itrpublie. ro
piiblitlisd in all lexting pap rs,aad svi.
ly di-noui.csd. Only li t or three ebs'-ere
cuintry pjprrs drl'ud cr scu-e .thr f
the lr.Ur.
R.soli.t'ons hV b'rn 1'itrod. eed la 1L0
t?:istc deilaring Cahfuraias fidelity tq thn
Union, ai.U oppoil on tJ the secession of
any blv. which it it br:ed will pass
b th ll.u-i ty la-'ifa
S . Lnuis., Feb. S.
The fallow! g repo; t com t bsafl lait
night 1 .. .
New Cleans, Feb I.
Th Mi. t and C.aiom Hiiise? vir it
ly t?l-u pt-irl.i uC yaiUrd by i
au:b ritiej uf Louisiana- '
Tcday Hie old. iAls take eatJt of sAke
under ths o:ii.ialictf. -
Tiit.-o am ll iuij rsp irts th it fight's j has
omiLn c?d r.t Ptnsicla. i.i c.u)nt.e
of ihu Biooklvn tijl.i!,- to land tro;,a
Tliera is re Ikj.u lur the repiit, V t it is,iivl matci ly AUbtmfana.
Krb 2d. id tltu C'w.iVeiitiM ta-ds, a
rcsu!a:ia:i !o etallih a stmidtug af-nf
was nude I'io sp: cial ord-r for Tueaday, ,
A ickuslu i .ii C 'uf r.injf ci it'alIfj 011
p.rMi:s rc:ding i 1 th ai m ths day
of :h- p .fin,c of ih ! sr
sion, wa rleir-d. ,
't ha eut'ar Iwii Coss waa svrreaikttd
t? tbe Alabama auiho.lties at Mobile, to
day. 1'eS. S. Tli Ci'Stam B u st waa opassd
yce'erday ui.derfj wf 1. ulsi
11 a.
A mnior rea.hed -La city aljht that
the cuitvtitiuii of 'lci tne evdl-
t,ano) seca.isi-io ty iJl 10 6.
Taascn i.a.nt f Luuiaj Tfl wit tbe '
Soil'ib. n Cn'eiarary, ia rcpeat d
be largely in ih. a.e..dnit.
Wnfbirg'.en, Tti. i.
The Vlrjtni eonf renco reusMiatUd this
m.riii:g. Ths proee' lugs were oned
with prayer by Ker. Dr. UwrSey.
A rrs .iutioik was aloj I'd ihnt'.b ealir
tsxiun b? held with clos-d dcx r. It Wilt
b ini.iul 1 to a report af the ft t-
c. i;:i-.
Rat.igh, N. c rw .
Th Hons, to-ia, paasid unit laaly
a resolu ioa dtel.rt.' mat iu caaa free
filiation rails, North Carolina goes la wltb
ths other Slavs States.
The Lrei!atu e will probably a.'joarj,
to await result of lha WbUg o u
i tion. . . -
New Yorlc, feV5
A special A'bany diipatch totks HrU
ays ti verner Morgaa rc ived a dispatch
irora Uovernor B own, of Corgis,
ing the iinm.tlii.ta nV.o.atiuu uf rnnaka a '
iiied 011 board the s:eawer MonttoellJ.
The Governor baa cot yt replwd.
isMATt After tlie rresea'a ten cl n.
msroua petitions cn thv crUis, tua freaii
enl' mtsssge coum p. '
A ui'.sg: was rtc ived from ft Pre
rfsiit. tri.uiitinr from ihe Ujve'rnor of
Kentucky rs duiia-.sapp'yiiig toCoiigreaa .
te eall a contcrr.ivu to pttseht ameaUBSat
to the Catikati n.
Tiio Pr sidsi.t -U it aTorded him a great
pb-es'ir) t psrCorw this l ity b fall toti
iiueut that Coiifre.s would aet wl h ear,
fut eji.aidera'ijn of wbhh th rsolui
er e;.t Hoi by their p.ilriotio innt, aa
will as t!ieir Imperttnca of ths ab;-l--laid
on the table. - ....
The deficiency bill was taken up.
The remainder of tha session wa eaa
sumei in tha ciaeiissiou of the bill t SuS-.
pend postal service in sccsdlng Sistt, anH
uson the report of th CoiuM.iU if 33,
wi bout any action - ,
Tbe House adjoined.
Wafh!ngtn,Tl. 1
fanar. Nra paU'iuen wmr ,
seated for ih CriUenden .and othar
prom:sas( aad also agaiust any concessions '
or compromise.
Mr. Wilson, from the mmU'.mm mill-
4rys0airs, rep 'tad a bill for th better
orcmisition of ine minita or tn
of Columbia laid ever.
Mr Douglas movsd ta reeoasider ta
vota 04 the passage of ths bill orcaoiaine
the Territory of Colorado.
A love uncusatoB eitsui, an in me
tion was rnucted.
The 1're.iJent's meuige w takan up.
Mr. Goir&x eallod un IU bill ta snspaj.i
mail sarvica in secedii ff tftstes, which wa
pjsaed by 121 to Si.
'ihe consideration of tb re part of th
comn-.l'ts f S3 was rasumed.
Fab. 7- Numerous crta. petition war
?'?' ...
were densely .crowded to-day. Amei.f tb
pacta'. were lb eoiaiuUalOBcr ta th
peace convention. '
Feb. 8. Th realguallcn of Cptata fv
grabsss hss btca accapwd.
From the Peace Con vcttf !-.
Wasblgta Feb' 6.
At interest now centers in th Naca
CnveiUn, a it l now tirnicd her.
Pre Ideal Tjlsr, on Ukirg his t a
f resident of the Convention, lues aa 1o-
queut address. ' '
Much feeliug wss msnlfrsted by th ;oiv
viu'.loa' duriuj hi remsrl: and t tan.