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ls in the United States Court in this city, three persons, one a deputy United States Marshal, and the other two Kentuckians, acting for the owner, were arrested and indicted for a penitentiary offence for arresting a fugitive slave under the law of Congress for the rendition of fugitives from service." It was framed and has the effect to nullify the fugitive slave law of Congress. The Border States proposition. New York, Jan. 18.--A meeting of prominent merchants was held here this afternoon, when a memorial to Congress was adopted recommending the adoption of the compromise plan proposed by the Border States' Representatives. Boston, Jan. 17.--Petitions to Congress will be signed to-morrow in all the wards of this city approving of the plan of adjustment of the Border States' Committee. A patriotic editor. The publication of the Kingstree (S. C.) Star has been suspended. The editor, foreman and printers have all taken up arms in the service of the State.
tockton, Chaplain of the House of Representatives at Washington, has been called home to Philadelphia by the death of a son. A bill has been introduced in the Senate of North Carolina to repeal so much of the Constitution of the State as prohibits Israelites from holding office. The Wilmington (N. C.) Journal says letters from Raleigh represent it as doubtful whether the Legislature will pass any Convention Bill, Things look queer. A son of Wm. M. Robinson was shot by an intemperate man named Barrett, in Petersburg, on Thursday night, but not seriously injured. The anniversary of Franklin's birth--the 17th January --was handsomely celebrated by the printers in the Northern cities. Gen. Harvey has been challenged by a late officer of the army. They are both in Washington. On Monday night the Temperance Hall at Church Hill, Queen Anne's county, Md., was destroyed by fire. Joseph Jefferson, the comedian, commences an engagement in Washington to-night.
The proposed attack on Ft. Pickens--prompt action in Florida. New Orleans, Jan. 17. --The Mayor replied to Gov. Chase that 2,000 men could be raised in 48 hours, if Florida would equip them. The Governor of Florida answered "send them immediately." There is considerable excitement here.--Meetings will be held to-morrow. New Orleans, Jan. 19.--The pilots at Pensacola have been notified not to bring in U. S. vessels, on penalty of death. A ship is ashore fifteen miles east of Fort Pickens, supposed to be the supply storeship with officers of the navy-yard aboard. Lieut. Slimmer, commanding Fort Pickens, expected to surrender the Florida forts, save twenty-five heavy guns.