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Washington, Dec. 20.--Orders have been issued to Major Anderson to surrender Fort Moultrie if attacked. Major Anderson telegraphs here that he had surrendered a large number of arms which had been removed from the arsenal to Fort Moultrie, to the authorities of Charleston, on a demand being made for them. This was done in obedience, as he says, to the spirit of orders he had received from Washington. The South Carolina ordinance of secession was received this afternoon by President Buchanan. A number of Southern men were with him at the time. He exhibited much agitation on hearing the news. The news of the passage of the ordinance produced intense excitement in Congress. The South Carolina members were congratulated by the Southern men.--N. Y. Times, Dec. 20.
horities attach the same. If a single State goes out of the Union, Mr. Schell regards it as broken up, and says, Lincoln is not President; and neither he nor any of the federal officials will resign or surrender their power and the public money to any except to the city treasury. Mr. John J. Cisco, the Subtreasurer, takes the same view. He has several millions at his disposal. A large portion is in bars of gold, valued at $1,000 each. These are being painted white, so as not to attract attention in case of being removed from the sub-treasury vaults in case of a riot or of Lincoln claiming to be the President.--N. Y. Correspondent of Mobile Register. it is asserted in Charleston, that President Buchanan had pledged his honor to South Carolinians that the forts should not be reinforced, that they should be given up to the State authorities when demanded, and also that General Cass's resignation originated in his condemning this promise of treason.--Cor. Evening Post, Dec. 31.
Dec. 28.--The South Carolina Commissioners have had a conference with President Buchanan and his Cabinet, and demand that the troops be withdrawn immediately, or this shall be their last interview, and they will return to South Carolina, and prepare for the worst.--Evening Post, Dec. 29.
It is said that Mr. Buchanan is doing all he can to favor the schemes of the revolutionists. The conduct of Major Anderson, in evacuating Fort Moultrie and taking up a stronger position at Fort Sumter, is understood to meet the decided disapprobation of the Administration. It seems he acted without orders. Government arms have been sold to the State of Georgia by the Secretary of War, and there is reason to believe that the President will take no measures to suppress any revolutionary efforts which may be made by Southerns.--Idem.
General Scott threatens to resign, if President Buchanan recalls Major Anderson, and will offer his services to his country.--Idem.
Dec. 31.--Philadelphia.--There is a report in circulation that Wheatland, the residence of Mr. Buchanan, has been burned.
35. a New song of Sixpence. sing a song of Sumter, A Fort in Charleston bay; Eight-and-sixty brave men Watch there night and day. Those brave men to succor, Still no aid is sent; Isn't James Buchanan A pretty President! James is in his Cabinet Doubting and debating; Anderson's in Sumter, Very tired of waiting. Pickens is in Charleston, Blustering of blows; Thank goodness March the Fourth is near, To nip Secession's nose. --Vanity Fair.
but if they are of one flesh with them, they are the lankest nation of bipeds ever known to natural history. Save the Union, and make kindling wood of all your partisan platforms. The Nashville Union, having despaired of being able to sustain secession in Tennessee by any other means, has taken itself to prayer. Has it made a sufficient trial of cursing? The Memphis Appeal says, that the four years of Mr. Lincoln's administration will be the reign of steel. The four years of Mr. Buchanan's have been the reign of stealing. We don't think that South Carolina has any warrant for her conduct, but she evidently has a good deal of war-rant. A new national flag proposed for the Southern Confederacy bears in its centre the figure of a Phoenix in the act of rising from a bed of flame and ashes, with the motto, We rise again. The Phoenix and the flame is thought to be beautifully typical of the death of the old and the resurrection of the new Union. We don't like the Phoen
nearly all the favorites of Mr. Buchanan are engaged in the secession conspiracy. The monstrous transaction of Twiggs, in Texas, which bears the double character of unmitigated treason and individual dishonesty, has been long in process, and the celebrated Ben McCullough, one of Mr. Buchanan's most intimate friends, has been engaged in it. His household editor, William M. Browne, is at Montgomery, assisting disunion with all his ability, while his late Secretary of the Treasury, his late Secrnd the celebrated Ben McCullough, one of Mr. Buchanan's most intimate friends, has been engaged in it. His household editor, William M. Browne, is at Montgomery, assisting disunion with all his ability, while his late Secretary of the Treasury, his late Secretary of War, his late Secretary of the Interior, and most of those who advocated his policy in Congress, either hold position under the Southern Confederacy, or occupy prominent places in the organization which sustains it. --Phila. Press.
m universally known, is from a feminine pen. The tart and somewhat malicious allusions to Rye refer, we suppose, to President Buchanan's letter to some Western friends, acknowledging, with thanks, the receipt of some excellent rye whiskey: James B-Uof his bed, Making his t'other eye to squint with dread-- Old Jackson, writing in a book of gold. Exceeding Rye had made Buchanan bold, And to the stern Ex-President he said: “Wha — what writ'st thou?” The spirit shook his head, The while he answerehe names of those who ne'er their country sold!” And is mine one? asked J. B. “Vary!” cried The General, with a frown. Buchanan sighed, And groaned, and turned himself upon his bed, And took another “nip” of “rye,” then said: “Well, ere thou lay to long my spirits were, That when the Crisis came — I wasn't there!” The General wrote, and vanished; the next night He came again, in more appalling plight, And showed those names that all true men detest, And lo! Buchanan
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