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Convention called. --The New York Democratic State Committee, in view of the alarming condition of the country, have issued a call for an election of four delegates in each Assembly district, to hold a State Convention at Albany on the 31st of January.
s was of luminous bars, and at the ends of the arms the rainbows appeared, not circular, but perpendicular. The large circle possessed all the colors of the rainbow, and was very brilliant, reflecting two smaller circles, one northwest and the other southwest. Oh, how we wished for you all. We have watched the papers closely to see whether you were favored in the East with the same sight. I hope you were. The Daily Telegraph, a little paper published at Omaha, gives, in its issue of Jan. 3d, the following account of the phenomenon above described: On the night of the 28th of December, was witnessed a most beautiful lunar bow, or rainbow, as it is commonly called, though there was no rain at the time. It was caused by the reflection and refraction of the rays of light upon the sleet-encrusted snow which covered the earth. The moon, which was full the day previous, rose about 7 o'clock, when the beautiful phenomenon commenced. At first the bow was distinct at the edge of
Edwin Deleon. --When the news of the election of Lincoln first reached Egypt, (as early as the 3d of January last,) Mr. Edwin DeLeon, Consul-General of Egypt, at once wrote the Department at Washington, and unconditionally sending in his resignation, to take effect on the 4th of March. Being among the first diplomatic officers abroad to resign, it has, perhaps, been suppressed through policy; but he has ever been too consistent a Southern man to hold office under a Republican, even before the secession of his own State was known. Mr. DeLeon has filled his position abroad for eight years, with such credit to himself and to his country, that Congress has twice passed complimentary resolutions on his conduct in the Greek and Jaffa outrages. The cause of Mr. DeLeon's delay in Egypt is the death of Mr. Moore, the Vice-Consul, who was his personal friend, and who left his private affairs in his hands to be arranged; he, therefore delayed his return for the benefit of his fri
From the South.the President's position--Florida Convention &c. Charleston, Dec. 2. --A special dispatch from Washington to the Courier, having a semi-official tone, says the President hopes South Carolina will appreciate the delicacy of his position, and not compel him to use force for the collection of the public revenue. The President will maintain the laws, collect the revenue, and protect the public property. Tallahassee, Fla., Dec. 2. --The Legislature has passed the bill for the assembling of a State Convention on the 3rd of January next. Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 2. --The Bank bill, which passed the Legislature over the Governor's veto, authorizes a suspension of specie payments, and suspends legal processes on all debts till December, 1861. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 2. --It is understood that all the Banks in this city will suspend on Monday.
The Raleigh correspondent of the Charlotte Bulletin writes: "I have just learned, from a private source, that Gov. Moore, of Alabama, will send Col. J. Garrett, of Perry county, Commissioner to the Legislature of North Carolina, to confer with it upon Federal affairs, in a few days." In Philadelphia, on Thursday, the Common Council adopted a resolution requesting the Mayor of that city to call a meeting of the citizens to take action in view of "the serious peril of the dissolution of the Union of these United States, under whose protection we have grown to be a great and prosperous nation. From Florida, we learn that the Legislature has adjourned, to meet again the first Monday, 7th of January next. The recent session called a Convention of the State to consider and determine what shall be the action of the State in the pending crisis, and ordered an election of delegates to take place on the 22d inst. The Convention is to meet on Thursday, the 3d of January.
South Carolina Legislature. Charleston, Dec. 22. --The Senate has adjourned till the 3d of January, and the house has adopted a resolution to the same effect. The latter is still in session. The House adopted a resolution instructing the Military Committee to make provisions for feeding and transporting troops; also, for establishing telegraphs to the principal exposed points in the State, and giving the Governor authority over all the telegraph lines in case of war or apprehended invasion. A resolution was made the special order for to-day, authorizing a searching inquiry into the business of the banks of the State, with power to send persons to examine the banks, their books, and transactions.
[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]the snow in the Southwest. Lynchburg, Va. Jan. 3. --The train on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad that left Bristol Sunday morning has arrived here, and the road is now open its wholes length.--The snow is 36 inches deep at Wytheville.
Later from Europe.Arrival of the Australasian. New York, Jan. 3. --The steamship Australasian, from Liverpool on the 22d, arrived this morning. Her advices are one day later. She has about $750,000 in specie. The Pekin Treaty has been confirmed.--China pays France 60,000,000 francs. The Christian Churches are to be restored. The cross was restored to the Cathedral in Pekin, and the event was celebrated by a Te Deum. The Constitutional says that France will never suffer a return to an offensive policy by Austria, in Lombard. Commercial. Liverpool, Saturday, Dec. 22, --Cotton firm; reported sales to day of 12,000 bales. Breadstuffs have an upward tendency. Console 92 ΒΌ@92. Money market slightly more stringent, with an active demand. The Paris Bourse is very depressed.
From Charleston. Charleston, Jan. 3. --A number of free negroes and slaves are engaged in erecting redoubts in the harbor. Benj. Mordecai yesterday gave the State $10,000. The steamer Nashville had much difficulty in getting out of the harbor yesterday, on account of the fog. The channel buoys have been removed. The operations in the telegraph office were restricted by the State authorities, for some hours prior to 10 o'clock P. M., Dec. 31st. In the Convention, to. Dunkin, from the Committee on Commercial Relations, presented a report. A communication was received from the Governor, in relation to the Assistant Treasurer of the United States. The Convention then went into secret session, it is supposed to consider the question of adjournment, and the appointment of delegates to the Southern Convention. [Second Dispatch.] Charleston, Jan. 3. --A large number of whites and negroes are employed in erecting redoubts along the coast.
The Daily Dispatch: January 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], Disbandment of an English Indian regiment. (search)
Congressional. Washington, Jan. 3. --Senate.--Mr. Bigler presented the Pennsylvania plan of compromise, based on Crittenden's proposition. Mr. Crittenden introduced his plan of adjustment; also, resolutions submitting it to the people. He made an eloquent speech on the subject. Mr. Baker, of Oregon, resumed and concluded his speech of yesterday. He argued to show that the Northern people did not desire to interfere with slavery. Mr. Benjamin interrupted him, and quoted Republican papers, which sustained the John Brown raid. Mr. Baker recommended Jackson's policy, and closed with a strong appeal for the Union. Mr. Douglas took the floor on Powell's resolutions, and said being compelled to vote for them gave him great pain, declaring as they did that no adjustment could restore peace.--He said that Congress never had legislated on slavery without danger to the country. He defended the Kansas-Nebraska act, and defended the South from the aspersions o
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