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Indianapolis Indiana State Guard (Newspaper) - March 16, 1861, Indianapolis, Indiana Of the country. Or. Mason proceeded to exp mine the inaugural coming to the conclusion tha it was to proclamation of War. The president had left out of Liat paper the time when Force in to be employed. He had omitted the fact that the Union is broken. He should have admitted it. He should have recognized the separate existence of the seceded states and withdrawn the troops from their forts. As to Virginia he could say that if any attempt should be made to use the Public Force under the policy of executing the Laws or of taking Possession of the forts and arsenals under any other policy and if the president should order a hostile army to March for such a purpose Virginia will by the unanimous consent of her people become a party to tie War the moment the first gun is fired. In further discussion of the subject or. Mason argued that or. Lincoln regarded the Chicago platform As his Law. In i the diam state a Stael. W Illi Aki Culley. Editor saturday ---maech16. Douglas speech upon the inaugural. We publish on our outside the debate in the u. S. Senate Between messes. Clingnian., Douglas and Mason which was called Forth by the inaugural address of or. Lincoln. It will be seen that or. Douglas Speaks in a confidential manner in support of the inaugural and takes ground in favor of it in opposition to nearly All the democratic members of Congress As Well As nearly All the democratic papers. The new Albany Ledger however seems to halt a Little in its course since the Little giant has placed himself in tins attitude since he Lias pronounced it a Quot peace a late number of that paper says Quot till the contrary is proved let the country regard the inaugural in to e same Light that or. Douglas and tie Republican organs regard it As a peace other Inge As Ilie expression of a on the part of the in silent to Settle our National Iro ubies on an amicable basis and on principles of fair Compromise. If or Lincoln shia la do this instead of Rushing the country lie Adlong into civil War he will lipid the people ready to support him. But if he Sigall disappoint the expectations thus entertained great and terrible will be his what shall be done with Douglas if he is found out to be a deceiver too what will the Ledger do with him if the inaugural should not prove to be a Quot peace offering Quot As he and the Quot Republican organs Quot now hold it up to the country it sounds rather strange to hear the Ledger advise the country to follow the Republican organs Quot on any occasion. Can the Ledger really Wien it or does a Yoke Douglas and the Lincoln editors together to show in its usual sly Way what strange bed Fellows politics sometimes make it cannot like the Sentinel seriously meditate whether it would not be to its interest if not Good policy to play Quot second fiddle Quot to the Quot Republican organs Quot and come out in support of Lincoln s administration. We have a better opinion of the Ledger than this. But if in believes that the president s inaugural is really a peace offering Quot and that Douglas is right in so speaking of it the Ledger surely would not suffer the Little giant to be exclusively dependent upon the Quot Republican organs Quot for Quot Aid and if in believes that Lincoln is determined Quot to Settle our National troubles on an amicable basis and on principles of fair Compromise Quot it would not fold up its arms and look on with Quot inglorious ease Quot and see such papers As the Indianapolis journal and Cincinnati Gazette alone blowing the Douglas whistle. The Ledger is a Little cautious and before it comes out unequivocally in support of the Little giant s speech in favor of Lincoln s policy it doubtless would like to see some sort of Quot an amicable basis Quot tvs. It would like to see what the Quot principles of fair Compromise Quot consist of the Ledu or not Long since thought that the Crittenden proposition afforded an Quot amicable basis Quot National difficulties. Quot the country Quot which the Ledger in a queer manner now Calls upon to Quot regard the inaugural in the same Light As or. Douglas and the Republican organs Quot do thought so Loo. The people in All sections of the country and especially in Indiana assembled in stale conventions and county meetings and most anxiously prayed through their petitions and resolutions that that proposition might be adopted by Congress. Messes. Eddy Hendricks Hammond m Donald Walker and Many other leading friends of Douglas last fall committed themselves to the Crittenden plan of adjustment. Do a we see anything in this inaugural in favor of yielding to these Pra ers of the people or to the views expressed by those leading men in their speeches dues the Ledger Hope to see such men As Thomas a. Hendricks j. E. M Donald a. A. Hammond j. C. Walker and the other leaders at the late slate conventions Back out from the principle of the Crittenden proposition and pin their Faith to the Ever changing views of Quot or. Douglas and the Republican organs Quot a tiie Border state senators and representatives in Congress met some time since Anil adopted what they considered to be an Quot amicable basis Quot of Compromise. Do we see any thing in the inaugural giving Hope or encouragement to Quot the country Quot that the president will adopt their plan of adjustment As a Quot be the offering Quot the commissioners of Twenty states from the North East South and West including distinguished men of All parties a majority of whom were appointed by Republican legislate est lately assembled at Washington and agreed upon the Mildest sort of a basis. Does the president even favor that As a Compromise on the contrary did not or. Seward his present chief adviser the head and front of his administration vote against it in the Senate did a single one of his confidential friends in either House of Congress support either one of these Quot peace offerings Quot the names of Bright Fitch Joe Lane Pugh and other democratic senators appear among the ayes in the Senate in support of the Crittenden proposition so do the names of English Niblack and Holman in the House of representatives but not the name of a solitary Friend of Lincoln s administration in favor of this Quot amicable basis of . What then is there in the inaugural which should induct the country to follow Quot or. Douglas and the Republican organs Quot and Quot regard it in the same Light Quot As they do As a Quot peace offer ing Quot is it the solitary sentence in it in which he Speaks of a National convention for the purpose of settling our National troubles what Hope can the country draw from such a suggestions that such a body can or will Settle the difficulties growing out of the slavery question it will require three fourths of the states a Twenty six in number to agree upon any plan of adjustment. This is the whole number now in the Union if the Cotton states Are not counted. And if a single one Massachusetts for instance objects to any plan of Compromise to be brought Forward in such a body in relation to the equal rights of the people of the slave states in the territories it will fail. Can it be expected that Massachusetts will yield to any basis which will be acceptable to the South the Ledger will not give an affirmative answer to this question. The idea of such a convention was put Forward in the inaugural in our opinion Only to gain time and to keep the honest friends of Compromise in the Republican party from bolting out of its ranks. We Hope for peace but Quot great and terrible will be the responsibility Quot As the Ledger Quot says of All the actors in such a deception upon the country if the sequel proves them to be trifling with important step. The Telegraph tells us that in has been determined by the Cabinet to evacuate forts Sumter and Pickens the Only Points now held on the Southern coast. This step of which the reasons cannot be fully understood Here without More facts than we Hreve yet received we judge to be dictated by these considerations 1st, that major Anderson is nearly out of provisions and cannot be supplied without a fight in which More lives would be lost than Are in the fort or the fort is Worth. 2d, because the Possession of the fort is a serious trouble and no possible advantage to the government. 3d, because the withdrawal of the forces along the Gulf would Knock away the last support from the Appeal made by the secessionists to the South to Quot unite against an invading journal. It is Only a week or two ago that the journal said that general Twiggs for evacuating his Post ill Texas Quot ought to swing so High that Haman would have to take two looks upward to see Twiggs was in the same Quot fix Quot when he Quot evacuated Quot As Anderson is now. He had Only with him 160 men while he was surrounded by upwards of a thousand picked Texas Quot rangers Quot under the command of that daring War spirit Ben. Mcculloch. All the rest of the u. S. Troops were scattered at Distant military posts in Varit it us parts of Texas. Had Twiggs resisted the demand of the Quot rangers Quot and made Battle with them Quot More lives would have been lost than the forts Quot in Texas Quot Are Worth Quot and Quot no possible advantage to the government Quot could have been obtained. Yet for saving the lives of his men whom lie marched out of Texas with their Side arms and the honors of War his name was struck from the Rolls of the army by order of Holt the Secretary of War without trial and without a hearing. And the journal was so elated at the conduct of the Secretary a Man who was scarcely known of Washington a for thus striking Down the old hero of two wars who had rendered forty years service to his country in the Camp that it was extremely anxious that Holt should be re appointed by Lincoln in preference to such republicans As Cash. Clay Morton or any Oiler of the numerous patriots of the victorious part who would be glad to Quot hold and occupy Quot the War department. Now what has produced this sudden change in the policy of the Republican Organ which induces it to advocate the Quot evacuation Quot of forts Sumter and Pickens and to sustain major Anderson in following in the footsteps of Gen. Twiggs ? what is the motive which leads it to abandon Morton and the Quot Bayonet charging Quot Wing of the Republican party who have held so Many meetings at the court House in Indianapolis breathing War to the knife against the Southern be ceders on the 22nd of december last there was a Large meeting of Morton s Quot Bayonet chargers Quot at the court House to denounce president Buchanan for pursuing the very same policy As the journal now advises. A Telegram hic dispatch had been received the Day before announcing that he Iliad ordered major Anderson to withdraw his troops and abandon fort Moultrie. The Bare report of such a design was then enough to set the whole Morton Wing of the Republican parly in a ferment. The orators who addressed the meeting were furious at such rashness and perfidy on the part of old Buck. Quot traitor Quot Quot Coward Quot Quot did old scoundrel Quot Quot Nero Quot and other hard names were uttered in profusion against him in the speeches and resolutions. The meeting boiled Over with indignation. A number of the leading spirits threatened to go on to reinforce Anderson and Quot Clarge bayonets Quot upon the secessionists. No one present can forget the shout Quot we will go we will go Quot to the Rescue some ton weeks have since passed by and not a single one of those fervent patriots has yet shouldered his Ket and gone on. And now to and behold their Organ has come to the conclusion that it will not be Worth while for them tomake Good their Promise for Quot More lives would be lost than Are in the fort or the fort is Worth the fort is a serious trouble and no possible advantage to the government and the withdrawal of the forces would Knock away the last support of the Union men from the True very True every word of it but is such policy on the part of Lincoln and the Republican Cabinet at the present time More creditable than it was when old Buck was charged with pursuing it ? will old Abe be less a Quot traitor Quot Quot Coward Quot Quot scoundrel Quot and Quot Nero Quot if befalls into his predecessor s Wake than Buchanan was ? strange what a change has come Over the spirit of their dream since the Republican president has been saddled with the awful responsibility of meeting the crisis which his followers have brought upon the country what is it to be attributed to ? have the heroes at the court meetings found out since the recent flight of Lincoln from Harris Burgh to Washington that he is not a second Jackson to Lead them on ? or have they failed in their Hopes of obtaining commissions High and fat rations in consequence of the defeat of Morton s militia Bill in the legislature ? Quot the grapes Are of the legislature. One of the most inefficient bodies of legislators Ever known in Indiana adjourned sine die on monday last. Many of the republicans who constituted the majority of both houses Rode into Power on the Hobby of retrenchment and what Reform have they carried out we Don t know of a single instance Worth speaking of in which they put their theory into practice. Who does ? Quot they kept the word of Promise to the ear but broke it to the when once seated in the legislative Halls instead of carrying out any plan of Economy they Sung the old tune Quot to the victors belong the they grasped All within their reach but not As much As they designed. They succeeded in rewarding Many favourites and among others their party Organ at the Capitol. They allowed the state Printer 30 per cent More for printing than others considered a fair Price for it thus giving him a fat sop of twelve thousand dollars a year for nothing but political services. But they failed to carry through the militia Bill imposing immense Burthen As Well As a military despotism upon the state in order to obtain the ways and Means to off a Host of other patriots for whom civil offices could not be found. They failed too in passing their apportionment Bill by which they aimed to Gerrymander the state so As to monopolize All the congressional districts but two. We cannot refer to a single measure of commanding interest or general importance to the state to entitle this legislature to the gratitude of the people. The leading members and officers knowing that they had done nothing to entitle them from their constituents to the Quot Well done of Good and faithful servants Quot ran off to Washington As soon As both houses finally adjourned his Quot Acci Dency Quot the governor among them. The Sentinel has of late extracted Many articles from the new York Herald and Given them a prominent place in its columns sometimes with credit sometimes without it and thus adopted them As original matter. We have not yet seen in the Sentinel however the Herald s article on the Quot position of Douglas in relation to the administration Quot in Wii Icli it alludes to the Little sucker s attempt to make Oul Lincoln s inaugural As a peace offering. The following is the conclusion of the Herald s article on this subject Quot we will not inquire by what authority or. Douglas interprets the inaugural differently from everybody else and contrary to the obvious sense of several passages but granting that he is Correct what then is it tie policy of the administration to leave mailers As they Are to do nothing but by a kind of Quot masterly inactivity Quot to let the revolution run its course and the country Drift into civil War ? if he is really in favor of peace what has he yet done to secure it ? at any moment the Federal troops at fort Pickens or fort Sumpter May be attacked by an overwhelming Force. Is he waiting i for those events in order Itiat the Southern confederacy having struck the first blow he May Appeal to the War spirit of the North and to the god of Bailies to enable him to retake the captured forts and Send an army of invasion against the South ? if he is not and that he wants peace then Why does he permit the Federal troops at forts Sumpter and Pickens to be sacrificed ? if those posts Oun not be held by their present defenders and or. Lincoln will not or cannot reinforce them is it not clearly his duty to remove those Brave soldiers from their perilous position ? again what has or. Lincoln or his Cabinet done towards a peaceful solution of the National troubles ? what has he done to restore the broken Union ? by the principles of the Chicago platform on which he was elected by the principles which he avowed in his own speeches by the principles proclaimed in the speeches of his Cabinet ministers Seward and Chaser and by All the Republican leaders and presses seven Southern states have been driven out of the Union and have organized a separate government and around this nucleus the remaining eight slave slates will soon rally if or. Lincoln does not at once show his he and his party have brought this calamity on the country. They have broken up the confederacy. What is he going to do to reunite the fragments ? in his inaugural he has not unsaid what has done All the mischief. He has recommended no concessions and proposed no measures and it does not appear that he intends to propose any. Quot or. Douglas misses the real question. His speech is an invasion of the Point at Issue. He might As Well say in favor of a Man who fires a Cannon loaded with grape shot vaguely into a crowd that he did not intend to Hurt anybody in particular. The suspense in which the country is held Between peace and War and Between Hope and fear is As paralysing to business and As destructive to every interest of the country As if civil War actually existed and the worst apprehensions were fully in the Republican lamp. The Mere report that Lincoln designs ordering major Anderson to evacuate fort Sumpter has acted like a Boni Shell a Monist the legion of of fico seekers and Quot rugged Issue Quot or Radical republicans at Washington. They were at the last accounts in an intense who see no signs that their patriotic services in the presidential Campaign will be remembered and rewarded. It is said that they denounce old Abe As a Quot Coward Quot and Quot imbecile Quot of the worst sort As Quot ten times worse than old even Schuyler Colfax is Down on him severely for passing Over his claims and giving the office of postmaster general to Montgomery Blair of Maryland a slave state whose citizens not Only gave Lincoln no support but it was said by his leading friends at Washington were connected in a plot to assassinate him. Hear what Colfax s paper the South Bend Register says Quot never in the history of our government has there Ever been manifested such a Strong and unanimous desire for the appointment of any Man in any Cabinet As there has been for the appointment of or. Colfax As postmaster general. Why or. Lincoln has chosen to so utterly disregard and defy the sentiments and wishes of the whole nation in this respect we Are unable to explain. It will be difficult to solve the mystery on any grounds of Public consideration or of Public pc we learn that Gen. W. 0. Butler one of the Kentucky commissioners to the peace conference reached his Home in Carrollton yesterday. We Are informed that he thinks with the venerable John Tyler of Virginia that the action of the conference amounts to just nothing at All a that the proposition agreed upon by that body should not be accepted by the people of the slave states. Or. Clay and Gen. Butler voted against and opposed the proposition in the conference. A Loit Ivule Keport of the commissioners relative to the settlement of the debts due the Treasury of the state. We resume our notice of this report when Noffsinger came into office he received from Newland his predecessor two certificates of Deposit in Banks for �25,105 04, the free Banks began to give Way and difficulties were met in realizing available funds for these. May sold Bills on new York for them and he was regarded As a very wealthy Man having been state agent. But he was speculating deeply in state stocks and produce both of which then As in last december and several other times when the Money Power decrees it were utterly prostrated. Drake and Bright were his securities on the Bills and when they became due they were not paid. New Bills were drawn amounting to 847,195 43, the interest on which Only was paid. This was done at the close of Noff Singer s term of office and Bright was then regarded As one of the wealthiest men in Indiana. But gov. Wright never instituted any suit for their recovery nor did Willard for the parties were All democrats although these governors knew that Brigit was getting lower and lower As to wealth on account of Railroad speculations. The commissioners found things pretty desperate and after a thorough examination and divers settlements with Bright which he did not fulfil they had to take 1280 acres of land in Newton county and 1065 acres in Jasper county All unimproved for these Bills and a 10,000 which May Drake and Bright had borrowed from auditor Talbott and which had not been sued on that is about five or six thousand dollars Worth of land for Over fifth seven thousand dollars with interest More than was so much for to. Wright s administration and the defeat of Nicholas Mccarty. The commissioners exonerate or. Noffsinger from All blame and Long after his removal from office the debts might have been easily collected had suit been journal. As colonel May the Only one deeply involved in the above censure was a Good and Loyal Friend of Douglas in his last Days we have been looking to the Sentinel for some defense of him. He was while in Prosperity a Liberal Patron of the Sentinel and one who gave it material Aid on All occasions in its adversity. Gratitude should have dictated an Effort to Ward off the blow levelled at him considering that he is no longer in the land of the living to defend himself. We see nothing in the malignant article of the journal against m. G. Bright Esq. Very damaging to that gentleman. He was it appears an endorser on May s paper to the amount of �47,-195, which the latter borrowed from the stale treasurer. May was a Large cattle dealer and paid away the Money to Farmers from whom he purchased Stock. A monies pressure came on the free Banks gave Way and Many of them failed Money became scarce beef fell off in Orice the demand decreased and May failed too. The Farmers with whom he dealt were the gainers he was the sufferer and this is about the whole Story so far As he is concerned. Michael g. Brit lit As one of the endorsers o was then called upon to May s notes but the pressure caused by the failure of the Banks had reached him also. But he had property and he freely and honorable gave it up to the state no less than 3,145 Broad acres of land Worth we learn fifteen dollars an acres amounting at i hit valuation to �47,175. This i looks to us was going As far As one of the endorsers could be expected to go to a Security a his further we imagine than the journal editor will be inclined to refund if As state Printer he shall be found at like end of four years to have pocketed forty eight thousand dollars More than the stale work in the opinion of practical printers is Worth. Probably he has brought Forward this old matter of col. May to turn Public attention from the conduct of his own political friends in the legislature who allowed him one third More compensation for the printing than the Price which other i inters offered to Doit for to screen them from the odium of squandering the state what Lincoln s Organ says. The new National Republican at Washington has been adopted it is said As the Organ of the new administration. A late number of that paper in speaking of the report that fort Sumter is about to be abandoned says Quot late last evening we Learned that in a Cabinet meeting on saturday it was determined to evacuate fort Sumter. If the news is authentic of which we have no reason to doubt this measure has been taken As one of conciliation to the Border states. The fort has no Strate Getic importance and it May have been supposed that the Yie Vwg of a Point of Pride to South Carolina could very Well be afforded by a great government would satisfy the country generally of the Pacific policy of the administration and enable it a without the appearance of coercion to be More stringent in the enforcement of the Revenue this comes probably near the Point. It develops doubtless the motive of the administration in evacuating fort Sumter. Such a movement is to be made if made at All to gratify Quot the Pride of South Carolina Quot a to withdraw the Little Force of seventy men from the fort and thus remove the Quot appearance of coercion Quot while Quot More stringent Quot measures Are resorted to for Quot the enforcement of the Revenue Laws Quot by War steamers outside of the Harbor of Charleston. The evacuation of that single fort is merely Quot a tub thrown to the whale Quot while the old tars Are getting their harpoons ready to make a formidable attack upon it. Of what consequence will the evacuation of fort Sumter be if fort Pickens and All the Oiler military defences now held by United slates troops in the seceded states Are not also abandoned ? can there be any Hope of peace so Long As a Fleet of War vessels Are kept cruising on the coast in the Vicinity of Southern ports to intercept their Trade and Commerce and Quot enforce the Revenue Laws Quot there is too much disguise in old Abe s movements too much of the in cog. About him to give Confidence to the country. The people want to see a Little Plain Little More grape opt. Gen. Braxton Bragg lately appointed brigadier general in the army of the Confederate states has been assigned to the command of the forces in the Vicinity of Pensacola. So it goes one Gallant officer after another is through the Quot irrepressible conflict Quot forced out of our army and Navy into the service of the new confederacy. Twiggs Davis Bragg and other heroes immortalized at Buena Vista and other Battle Fields of Mexico Are now engaged on the Side of the n. Y Tribune against Lncoln already. Horace Greeley whose efforts in the Chicago convention contributed vastly to produce the nomination of old Abe is terribly out of humor at the appointment of or. Seward As Secretary of state. He attributes the policy of evacuating fort Sumpter to his influence in the Cabinet and comes Down on the Bare idea of such a surrender on the part of the administration with Sledge Hammer Force. Only hear him Quot Wai and the consequences of War Are evils from which few shrink with More instinctive dread than we do but there Are worse sacrifices in the conduct of human affairs than human for four months the Federal government has succumbed to rebellion because it wanted not material but moral strength. If the Cost of reinforcing Sumpter be so great in blood and treasure that its surrender or abandonment May seem advisable there can at least be no immediate haste for such a step and or. Lincoln May Divide the responsibility with Congress by appealing to them for Aid. For the surrender of a Post by the new administration before it has been a fortnight in Power which the outgoing administration with All its imbecility and Usilla Nimitz persisted in holding is an act which cannot fail to have most important consequences. Quot it is to begin with an acknowledgement of the defeat of the Federal government and that the doctrine announced in or. Lincoln s Ina Sirur Al is found to be untenable on the very first trial. It is an acknowledgement that the Union is utterly dissolved past All possibility of reconstruction except by the most abject concessions. It is moreover a question whether these acknowledgements will not so demoralize the North and so strengthen the South that the hideous front of Compromise May be again raised with renewed Hopes and renewed strength and whether the vigor which has hitherto opposed it May not by this act have gone out from us Washington. The Indianapolis journal says that gov. Morton Hon. G. D. Wagner or. , Hon. J. W. Gordon Hon. D. C. Anthony t. J. Bryant r. 0. Dormer and several other gentlemen connected with the recent legislature have left for Washington. Morton and Gordon we presume have gone on to Drill the Quot rugged i sue Quot office seekers from of Indiana against the administration if fort Sumpter shall actually by. Given up to the South carolinians. After Ihre Alenin so Long and so o o hard to Quot charge bayonets Quot upon the fire eaters they surely will not consent to any such Quot peace offering Quot As the surrender of the fort. Unless they can succeed in driving such an idea out of old Abe s mind if it is actually there a Good Many of the rugged issues Quot will come Back to Indiana ragged ones. Gov. Morton s . Morton has commissioned to the office of Aid de Camp with rank of colonel to the commander in chief of the Indiana militia col. Allen late speaker of the House Hon. John r. Cravens late president of the Senate Hon. G. D. Wagner senator from Warren Hon. J. W. Gordon late clerk of the House Hon. W. Q. Gresham chairman of the military committee in the House. Here Are military chieftains enough to command ten thousand troops All officers and no what a misfortune to the would be heroes it was when the militia Bill was Defeated the outre that o wicked Bolt of the democrats. Ministers to Spain and Senate on thursday last appointed Cassius m. Clay upon the nomination of the president minister to Spain. The nomination of Thomas Corwin As minister to Mexico has not yet been acted upon his acceptance not yet being made meeting wednesday evening. Addresses were made by messes. Howland and Yandes to an attentive audience Many of whom however differed much from the speakers. Their arguments were substantially that the preservation of the Union was of the utmost consequence to the welfare of the country ind that for that purpose republicans who Are the dominant party in the North must Compromise from the necessity of the Case and that an adjustment which gives to us All North of 36 Deg. 30 min., and the Opportunity of gaining even the territory South of that line ultimately ought to be satisfactory to us and that or. Lincoln s inaugural states correctly that a dissolution of the Union would re open the slave Trade. Many other arguments were journal. Why Don t the journal publish the Quot Many other arguments Quot of messes. Howland and Yandes in Justice to those Liberal minded members of its party As Well As to others who desire Light on the subject ? Quot fair play is a correspondents. We have several communications on hand which we think it is advisable to Lay by for the present. Among them is one from Hugh Marlin Esq., of Bloomington ind., addressed to Rev. Or. Mckinney of Pittsburgh pa., on the subject of a Lavery. It is interesting and Well written and sustains upon Quot Bible authority the Domestic institution of the South against which so Many reverend gentlemen have heretofore made War. At present however there is somewhat of a truce among them on this subject in this Quarter but we have no idea that it will last Long. As soon As we hear that it is broken we shall Lay before our readers or. Marlin s communication and then it will not fail to kill More than two Birds with one naval and military movements. The Washington correspondent of the new York Herald who seems to be As Well posted in relation to the secret views of the administration As any Man connected with the press at the Capitol writes As follows Washington. March 11, 1861. Despatches were received this morning at the Navy department from Pendegrast with dates from Vera Cruz to the 25th ult. In compliance with orders from the Secretary of the Navy he had left with the Flag ship Cumberland for Hampton roads where he will probably arrive to Morrow or next Day. All the vessels be longing to the Home Squadron excepting the macedonian Are also ordered to report at Hampton roads. The government Are concentrating All their vessels at the various posts on the Atlantic. This looks As though the administration intended to carry out the language of the inaugural in the enforcement of the Laws and collecting of Revenue. Orders have also been issued for concentrating All the available United states troops at fortresses Monroe and Mchenry and Large quantities of supplies have been shipped and Are on their Way to the South and most ample preparations Are going Forward to put the government on a War footing. The Cumberland and Pocahontas have according to official advices left Vera Cruz for Norfolk. The Powhattan is on her Way to new York. This does not look like abandoning All the forts in the convention. Richmond March 10.�?the majority report recommends the people of her sister states to respond at their earliest convenience to its position and the amendments to the Constitution to be proposed hereafter. In Case Virginia fails to obtain satisfactory responses from slave holding states she feels compelled to resume Sovereign Powers and throw herself on her reserved rights. It is made an indispensable condition that a Pacific policy be adopted toward the seceding slates that no attempt be made to reinforce or recapture the forts or exact payment of imposts upon Commerce or any measure calculated to provoke hostilities that Virginia will regard any hostile action by either Side As hurtful and unfriendly and As leaving Virginia free to determine her future policy. The report recommends a conference of the Border states at Frankfort Kentucky on the first monday in May. Richmond March 13.�?mr. Tyler closed his speech to Day. He demanded that Virginia should put Forth an ultimatum demanding full and ample Security As the Only condition of re Maininie in thu Union. He in Ouight such Secu Rita would eventually bring Back the Cotton states and Virgiiia cannot exist without them. The speech was i Ere rally conciliatory but unequivocally favored Southern rights. I Harrisburg ii. March 14.�?Hon. David Wilmot i was elected u. S. Senator to Day in place of or. . I Washington March 14.�?Gen. Bragg has As i sued command of the forces of the Confederate i states at Pensacola. I the supreme court gave to Day a decision in j favor of mrs. Gaines and gave such directions As i will place her in Possession of All the property of Daniel Clark of whom she is the Only legitimate child. The court decided adversely in the Kentucky and Ohio mandamus Case. While announcing that tie governor of a state Ifould surrender fugitives on proper proof it held that Congress cannot impose any duty upon a state officer amp a. New Orleans March 12.�?the Galveston civilian of the Lith says the surrender of fort Brown was agreed upon quietly Between the texan commissioners and Captain Hill on the 6th. The news says fort Brown will be Given up As soon As transportation can be found for the Federal troops. The troops will take to the sea coast two Light batteries of artillery. The Steamer Daniel Webster was off Brazos waiting to take a portion of the troops on Board. Other vessels will probably be dispatched for the remainder. The texan troops at Brazos Are represented to be fortifying the Island so As to make it impregnable. The following preamble and Resolution were offered by or. Clark on thursday last whereas the seats occupied by messes. Brown Davis Mallory Clay Toombs and Benjamin As members of the Senate have become vacant therefore resolved that the Secretary be directed to omit their names respectively from the Roll. Or. Mason ineffectually proposed to Amend the Resolution by making it read Quot the gentlemen named have ceased to be or. Clark s Resolution was passed ayes 24, noes 10. Al the dispatches say that John Bell thinks the inaugural a declaration of War and will urge Tennessee to prepare for the conflict. Bell is right in his opinion at least for once in his life. A live Buffalo is in the City. It is secured in a lot on new Jersey Street North of Massachusetts Avenue where any person can see it that desires congregation of Indianapolis. A Resolution was adopted by the Senate on monday last on motion of or. Newcomb giving the use of the Senate chamber to the Baptist conic relation whose Church was recently destroyed by fire As a place of worship. The House passed a similar Resolution. On the night of wednesday the re iii Noe of or. C. A. Ray on North Illinois Street right fire from a defective flue and was nearly consumed before it was extinguished. It was insured to the full amount in the Altna for the feet. Adam Knodle amp son of the old established shoe House whose reputation for Selling Good work is a fixed fact in the minds of the people have just received their Spring Stock of boots and shoes and a very Complete Stock it is. It embraces every variety and style of boots and shoes for men and boys and for ladies and children. We noticed in looking Over the Stock that the science of clothing tie feet like All other arts is improving. It has been said that a there is nothing new under the Sun Quot but step into Knodle s and you will see that the adage will have to be qualified or denied. Knodle has something new and exceeding useful for Farmers he has what is termed Quot plow shoes Quot an article that we Are surprised was not invented Long since. Whoever has followed the plow knows what a nuisance it is when walking in the Furrow to Stop and gouge the clods out. The plow shoe prevents All this and Are neat and durable besides. His calf and Kip boots and shoes for men Are of endless variety and Many of them neat enough to please Beau Brummel were he to return to dictate Laws to fashion while those who wish rougher and heavier work can be supplied. But ladies Are Moie particular about clothing the feet neatly than gentlemen Are and Knodle with a View to pleasing them for Adam is a Gallant Man has been very pains taking in his selections and has displayed admirable taste. It will Charm our cinderellas to look at boxes of Glove kid. Congress lasting Button and lace gaiters and then when they have got a fit for themselves to pick Over the boxes of shoes for their children. Of women s Wear As of men s the Stock is full. Knodle is also amply prepared and is now manufacturing to order from his Large Stock of the very Best material selected expressly for ladies Button Congress and lace gaiters. Go and leave your measure and a neat and elegant pair of gaiters will be forthcoming. As there is but Little of this work done Here we Are glad to note that or Knodle has made it a particular Branch of his business. Knodle is no. 32 East Washington Street next door to Fletcher s Bank. A american

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