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Affairs in South Carolina. Charleston, Dec. 29. --The Convention met at the usual hour. A message from Collector Colcock announced that himself and all his subordinates had commenced receiving duties under the authority of South Carolina, and were transferring other business in the name of the State. Dunkin sasident received a communication from the Governor in relation to the harbor, and the Convention went into a secret session. [second Dispatch.] Charleston, Dec. 29. --The city last night [but is less so to-day] had a very warlike appearance. Troops are coming in from the neighborhood, and volunteering to defend the Stbing. Most of the sum, however, will be taken willingly, but the rich who do not help the State pecuniarily will be marked. [third Dispatch.] Charleston, Dec. 29. --An ordinance was passed by the Convention this morning, authorizing the reception by the collectors of the bills of all the Banks of the State, provided
Abolition Schemes developed. St. Louis, Dec. 29. --The Republican this morning announces the reception of a letter from Chicago, dated on the 13th December, and addressed to Major Bell, Commandant of the U. S. Arsenal here, giving an account of a secret meeting of ten persons, who developed a plan to take possession of the Arsenal at St. Louis, and Jefferson Barracks, and remove all the property therein to Kansas. They reported that $5,000 worth of arms had been sent to Montgomery, and that $10,000 worth were deposited with the Committee in St. Louis. They expected the assistance of a large number of Germans residing in the neighborhood, most of whom were workmen in the Arsenal. One hundred men were to be sent from Chicago, together with many others having great familiarity with the internal arrangements of the Arsenal.
Stampede from Charleston. Charleston Dec. 29. --The bricklayers and carpenters who have been employed in Fort Sumter, have left in the Keystone State, declining to take up arms against South Carolina. Many of them, it is said, belong to Baltimore, and the Commander refused to pay their passage, in consequence of this decision, would been agreed upon by the parties.
Fires. Bridgeport, Comm., Dec. 29. --A fire was discovered about 1 o'clock this morning in Beer's Building, corner of Water and Gilbert streets, in a room occupied by J. J. Dunlop as a hoop-skirt factory. Beer's foundry was considerably damaged. His loss on stock and building is about $3,500, for which he is insured. Dunlop's loss is about $1,500, and is also insured. About 2 o'clock this morning, a fire broke out in the china, glass and crockery store of Booth, Peck and Barlow. Nos. 7 and 9 Wall street. The building and contents were entirely destroyed. Loss $50,000, of which $40,000 is insured. Wilmot's stove store was also burned. Loss $6,000; insured $4,000. The surrounding buildings were also somewhat damaged, with their contents. Both fires were the work of an incendiary.
Northern Markets. New York, Dec. 29. --Stocks are better; Chicago and Rock Island 59¼; Illinois Central Shares 69; do. bonds, 91; Michigan Southern, 32; New York Central, 75; Reading, 35½; Cantons Company, 14; Virginia 6's, 76½; Missouri 6's 68. Cotton firm — sales of 5,000 bales; uplands middlings 10¼@10½. Flour firm, sales of 9,500 barrels. Wheat dull, sales of 58,000 bushels--Illinois white $1.42. Corn firm, sales of 5,800 bushels — mixed 69@71 cents. Beef dull. Pork steady. Lard firm. Sales of 1,000 barrels at 10¼ @10 5/8. Whiskey steady, sales 23,000 barrels. Naval stores firm. Sales in New York, Dec. 29, of $10,000 Virginia 6's at 77; $4,000 do. at 76½; $4,000 Tennessee 6's at 74, and $15,000 Missouri 6's at 68 3/8@68½. Baltimore cattle market. Baltimore, Dec. 28. --The receipts of beef cattle yesterday were light, the offerings at the scales amounting to only 550 head, against 950 head last week; and of this number 150 were driven to Ph