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Priday, May 3.7, 1861.
NOTES, with a waiver of the $3,00 Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Peace
and Ministers of the Gospel.
of Assault and Battery, and Affray.
SCIERE FACIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
OLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
Borough and Township Taxes.
Printed on superior paper. and for sale at the Gate, of
BLANKS. of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, and on good Paper.
Items of Latest News.
The reports from Virginia vary,
but thought the whole number of
troops at all points in that State does
not exceed 25,000, many of 'them bad
ly armed and ill-supplied.
—lt is now believed that a power
ful demonstration will be made forth
with by the Federal troops on Alex
andria and Harper's Ferry.
—As there is little probability that
the rebels will now venture to attack
Washington, it is thought Western
Virginia.may be the field of the first
military operations.
—lt is part of Scott's military pro
gramme to have 72,000 troops in the
city of Washington by the end of the
month of May.
—Ex-Congressmen Thomasson, and
William H. Edmunds, of Kentucky,
are now in Washington, and are ap
plying for permission from the Presi
dent to raise troops in their State for
service under the Federal flag. They
assure him the people are for the. Un
ion, and they will employ their force
in prev,enting rebel troops from march
ing through Kentucky upon the Free
States. -- The President is disposed to
comply with their request.
Cob Anderson, of Sumter, is under
stood to have authority to raise and
command • the Union volunteers of
Kentucky and Western Virginia.
—Bob Tyler, son of John • Tyler,
for many years Prothonotary of the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, has
resigned and left to join the traitor
Washington, May, 15.—The or
ders are to hurry to Washington all
the troops that are re4dy. As there is
no apprehension of an attack here, the
presumption is that a speedy move
ment in Virginia, to Norfolk or Har
per's Ferry, or both, is contemplated.
The Government wisely does not let
its plans be known. To-morrow the
passenger and mail trains between
Wasbingtari, Baltimore, Philadelphia
and New York, will be resumed on
the old schedule. .
The references to American affairs
in the late European news, have pro
duced a good feeling here in Govern
ment circles.
All telegraphic communications with
. South has been suspended by the
removal of seven miles of the wires,
between Wrahington and 'Alexandria.
In consequence of more important
public affairs engaging the attention
of the Heads of Department, no per
sonal applications for appointments to
civil offices are for the present enter
HARRISBURG, May 15, P. M.—The
Report of ? the Committee of Confer
ence on the Stay Law, was adopted
to-day, and the bill sent to the Gov-
The Report on the Committee of
Conference 'on the Military Bill was
adopted, the bill passed and sent to
the Governor for his signature.
WASHINGTON,May 15.—The Charles
ton Mercury of Saturday says that
Gen. Beauregard, with his Aids, Cols.
F. E. Manning, A. G. Rice and Capt.
S. W. Ferguson, arrived in Charleston
on Friday.
' A despatch from Montgomery to the
Richmond papers, says that President
Davis will probably go to Virginia to
head the anuy on the border.
The Richmond correspondent of
the Charleston Mercury writes as fol ,
lows :—" The Soath, when their forces
shall be organized, will •be wearied of
constant expectation, and will herself
precipitate the collision. At present
they are not in 'a condition for aggres
sive movement. There are soldiers
hero in any number, and they are
equipped and drilled enough for any
ordinary measures of resistance; but
they have not as yet the unity and
form for aggressive action.
HARRISBURG, May 15.—Major An
derson stated to Gov. Curtin, during a
brief conversation, that. Ex-President
Breckinridge would join him at Cin
cinnati and take command under him.
This announcement has created a pro
foundly gratifying sensation here
among all classes.
Col. Anderson also stated that . the
European steamer of yesterday brought
a large quantity of improved modern
arms for the Federal Government, and
that each succeeding steamer would
bring more.
ler Gen. Thomas says he has ad
ministered the oath to sonic 15,000
troops at Washington, and would con
sider 30 as a large margin for the
whole number who had refused. He
believes that in no instance did the re
fusal originate in disloyalty to the
Union, but the reason most generally
given by the parties themselves, was
that the municipal authorities of the
cities from which they came had prom
ised to provide for their families, and
had not done AO.
Western 'Virginia
HAnnismto, May 14.—An intelli
gent Virginian from Western Virginia,
a bearer of despatches to Washington,
expresses the opinion that Western
Virginia will form a separate State be
yond question. It will include forty
five counties.
All supplies from the Ohio Valley,
which will subsist the Secessionists,
have been entirely cut off from trans
portation on the Baltimore and Ohio
Two thousand troops in Western
Virginia have been sworn into the ser
vice of the United States.
TOO regiments from Ohio are ready
to cross the river, at a moment's no
tice, to defend Wheeling.
No attack from Secessionists on the
Wheeling Convention was apprehen
ded in consequence of the preparations
made by the Union men, who have a
number of pieces of artillery at Wheel-
- The messenger from whom this in
formation is derived left Wheeling last
11e Convention was harmonious in
its action.
The Occupation of Baltimore—Seizure of
Winan's Pikes and Annie Rifles.
BALTIMORN, May 14.—The United
States troops are fully established in
their camp on Federal Hill. Squads
of soldiers are strolling about the city
this morning, sight seeing.
A schooner was seized at the wharf
this morning by the United States of
ficers. She had a number of the pikes
manufactured by Winans, and Millie
rifles on board. She was taken over
to the south side of the harbor, under
Federal Hill, and placed under guard.
The schooner had cleared for Snow
Hill, Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Roas Winans Arrested,
BALTIMORE, - May 14.—When the
train, containing many members of the
Legislature from Frederick, reached
the Relay House this evening, Ross
Winans was arrested by the Federal
officers and detained. The train came
on without him.
Governor Hicks was in the cars, and,
with others, endeavored to have Wi
nans released on security. This was
refused, and he was placed under
guard, with the assurance that he
should be well taken care of.
Discontinuance of the St. Louis and
Memphis Mail.
WASHINGTON, May 14.—The Post
master General to-day annulled the
contract for carrrying the mails be
tween St. Louis and Memphis, owing
to the forcible stoppage of the steam
ers by which they were conveyed.
This is the first case under the law
of the last Congress which authorizes
mail discontinuances in case of illegal
Pro ol atti ati o n of Gov. Hicks Calling Out
Volunteers—Proclamation of General
Butler—Gov. Hicks Replies to Major
Brown Denying that he Authorized
the Destruction of Bridges---. Arrival of
Troops from York.
BALTIMORE, May 15th.—The Gover
nor. has issued the following proclama
Whereas, the President of the United
States has called upon me, the Gover
nor of Maryland, for four regiments of
Infantry or Riflemen, to serve for the
period of three months; the said re
quisition being made in spirit and in
pursuance of law; and whereas, to
_said requisition has been added the
written assurance of the Secretary of
War, that said four regiments shall be
detailed to servo within the limits of
Maryland, or for the defence of the
Capitol of the United States, and not
to serve beyond the limits aforesaid;
now, therefore, I, Thomas Holliday
Hicks, Governor of Maryland, do by
this my proclamation, call upon loyal
citizens to volunteer their services to
the extent of four regiments as afore
said, to serve during the period of
three months within the limits of Ma
ryland or in defence of the Capitol of
the United States—to be subject under
the conditions aforesaid, to the orders
of the Commander-in-Chief of the army
of the United States.
Given under my hand and the great
seal of the State of Maryland, at the
city of Frederick, this 14th day of
May, 1861.
Proclamation of General Butler
General Butler yesterday afternoon
issued the
following proclamation :---
Federal Hill, May 14, 1861.
A detachment of the forces of the
Federal Government under my coin-.
mand have occupied the city of Balti
more for the purpose among other
things of enforcing respect and obedi
ence to the laws as well as of the State
if requested thereto by the civil au
thorities as of the United States laws,
which are being violated within its
limits by some malignant and traitor
ous men; and in order to testify the
acceptance by the Federal Government
of the fact that the city and all the
well-intention portion ofits inhabitants
are loyal to the Union and the Consti
tution, and are to be so regarded and
treated by all.
To the end, therefore, that all mis
understanding of the purposes of the
government may, be prevented, and to
set at rest all unfounded, false and se
ditious rumors, to relieve all apprehen
sions, if any are felt, by the well dis
posed portion of the community, or
to make it thoroughly understood by
all traitors, their alders and abettors,
that their rebellious acts must cease, I
hereby, by the authority vested in me
as commander of the Department of
Annapolis, of which the city of Balti
more forms a part, do now command
and make known that no loyal and
well-disposed citizen will be disturbed
in his lawful occupation or business;
that private property will not be in
terfered with by men under my com
mand, or allowed to be interfered with
by others, except in so far as it' may
be used to afford aid and comfort to
those in rebellion against the govern
ment, whether here or elsewhere, all
which property, munitions of war, and
that fitted to aid and support the re
bellion, will be seized and held subject
to confiscation ; and therefore all man
ufacturers of arms and munitions of
war, are hereby requested to report to
me forthwith, so that the lawfulness
of their occupations may be known
and understood, and all misconstruc
tion of their doings avoided: No
transportation from the city to the
rebels, of articles fitted to aid and sup
port troops in the field will be permit
ted, and the fact of such transporta
tion after the publication of this proc
lamation will be taken and received
as proof of illegal intention on the
part of the consigners, and render the
goods liable to seizure and confisca
tion. The government being ready
to receive all such stores and supplies,
arrangements will be made to contract
for them immediately, and the owners
and manufheturers of such articles of
equipment and clothing and munitions
of war and provisions, are. desired to
put themselves in communication with
the commanding general, in order that
their work shops may be employed
for loyal purposes ; and the artisans of
the city resume and carry on their
wonted profitable occupation. The
acting assistant Quartermaster and
Commissary of Subsistence of the
United States here stationed, has been
instructed to procure and furnish at
fair prices, forty thousand rations for
the use of the army of the United
States, and further supplies will be
drawn from the city to the full extent
of its capacity, if the patriotic and
loyal men choose so to furnish supplies.
All assemblages (except the ordina
ry police) of armed bodies of men
other than those regularly organized
and commissioned by the State of Ma
ryland, and acting under the orders
of the Governor thereof, for drill and
other purposes, are forbidden within
the Department.
All officers of the militia of Maryland
having command within the limits of
the Department are requested to re
port, through their superior. officers,
fOrthwith to the General in command,
so that he may be able to know and
distinguish the regularly co imnissioned
and loyal troops of Maryland from
armed bodies who may claim to be
The ordinary opcations of the cor
poration government of tho city of
Baltimore, and of the city authorities,
will not be interfered with, but on the
contrary will be aided by all the pow
er at the command of the General,
upon proper call being made; and all
such authorities arc cordially invited
to co-operate with the General in com
mand to carry out the purposes set
forth in the proclamation, so that the
city of Baltimore may be shown to the
country to be what she is in fact—pat
riotic and loyal to tho Union, the Con
stitution and the laws.
No flag, banner ensign, or device of
the so-called confederate States, or any
of them, will be permitted to be
raised or shown in this Department,
and the exhibition of either of them by
evil disposed persons will be deemed
and taken to be evidence of design to
afford and comfort the enemieS of the
To make it the more apparent that
the government of the United States
by fhr more relies upon loyalty, pat
riotism and zeal of the good citizens
of Baltimore and vicinity, than upon
any exhibition of force calculated to
intimidate them into that obedience to
the laws which the government doubts
not will be paid from the inherent re
spect and love of order. The com
manding General has brought to the
city with him, of the many thousand
troops in the immediate neighborhood
which might be at once concentrated
here, scarcely more than an ordinary
guard, and until it fails him he will
continue to rely upon that loyalty and
patriotism of the citizens of Maryland
which has never yet been found want
ing to the Government in time of need.
The general in command desires to
greet and treat, in this part of his De
partment, all the citizens thereof as
friends and brothers, having a common
purpose, a common loyalty, and a com
mon country. Any infractures of the
laws by the troops under his command,
or any disorderly or unsoldierlike con
duct, or any interference with privato
property, he desires to have reported to
him immediately; and he pledges him
self that if any soldier so far forgets
himself as to break those laws that he
has sworn to defend and enforce, he
shall be most rigorously dealt with.
The general believes that if the sug
gestions and requests contained in this
proclamation be faithfully carried out
by the co-operation of all good and
Union-loving citizens, and peace and
quiet, and the certainty of future peace
and quiet, aro thus restored, business
will assume its accustomed channels,
*trade take the place of dullness and
inactivity, efficient labor displace idle
ness, and Baltimore will be iu fact
what she is entitled to be, in the first
rank of the commercial cites of the na
Given at Baltimore, the day and the
year first above written.
Brigadier General, Commanding the•
Department of Annapolis.
E. G. Parker, Lieutenant Colonel, Aid
General Butler bad a long interview,
prior to the issuing of the foregoing
proclamation, with the Mayor and sev
eral members of the City Council. It
is said that the conversation showed
that the General was more intimately
acquainted with affairs here than many
During the afternoon, Gen. Butler
made a formal demand on the city au
thorities for the delivery of a quantity
of arms stored in the warehouse of
John S. Gutings, at the corner of Gray
and Second streets.
Marshal Kane refused to deliver up
the arms without an order from the
Mayor was produced by the officer.—
Finally, after some altercation, an or
der was procured and the arms wore
brought out, making fifteen dray loads.
About two-thirds of the fire arms were
carbines and the rest flint lock mus
kets. There was also a largo quanti
ty of pikes.
A guard of Federal troops was placed
over the arms, and escorted by a large
number of police, they were taken to
the fort.
Governor Hicks replies to Mayor
Brown's charge that ho authorized the
destruction of the railroad bridges.—
lie denies the charge, and says, the
Mayor's communication and tho ac
companying certificates have induced
any person to doubt my true position
in the premises, and respectfully ask a
suspension of judgment, until a suffi
cient time be afforded me to collect
the necessary proof and show, as I
shall be able to do, most conclusively,
that the destruction of the bridges
was a part of the conspiracy of those
acting against the Government, and
was known and proclaimed in other
parts of the State, before the destruc
tion was consummated, but any person
who knows my opinion of George P.
Kane and Enoch L. Lowe, will at once
admit that I would, be very slow to
assent to any propOsition emanating,
from or endorsed by them. Their in
troduction into my Chamber at a late
hour of the night to urge my consent
to the perpetration of an unlawful act
was not calculated to convince me of
the propriety or necessity of that act.
Men do not readily take counsel of
their enemies.
The city is quiet this morning—num
bers of Massachusetts and New York
regiments are strolling through the
streets wholly unarmed. They are
generally in couples and have full con
fidence as they assert in the loyalty of
the city. Rumors are afloat that Gen.
Butler will make other arrests to-day
of those in high positions.
The first Regiment of Pennsylvania
Volunteers arrived hero this morning,
under command of Samuel Yoho. The
volunteers aro accompanied by heavy
batteries manned by regular troops
from the Carlisle,barracks. The whole
regiment will bo stationed along the
line of the road. Our city is now
guarded on all sides by the military.
The St. Louis Arsenal---Row it was
Stripped by an Illinois Volunteer.
[Special Deepatrsh to the Chicago Tribune.]
I am now able to give a complete
and accurate narrative of the transfer
of the twenty-one thousand stand of
arms from St. Louis to Springfield.
Capt. James H. Stokes, of Chicago,
late of the Regular Army, volunteered
to undertake the perilous mission; and
Gov. Yates placed in his hands the re
quisition of the Secretary of War for
ten thousand muskets. ' Capt. Stokes
went to St. Louis and made his way
as rapidly as possible to the Arsenal.
Ho found it surrounded by an im
mense mob, and the postern gates all
closed. His utmost efforts to pene
trate the crowd were, for a long time,
unavailing. At last he managed to
attract the attention of ono of the
guards by whom he sent for the Cap
tain of the Company stationed at that
part of the Arsenal yard, and to him
he made known that he was a bearer
of dispatches from the War Depart
ment. With some difficulty he was
admitted without attracting the par
ticular notice of the crowd. On reach
ing tho Arsenal proper, he learned
that Major Rayner, of the Ordnance
Department, had just been ordered to
Leavenworth, whither he bad gone on
the preceding day. He had been su
perseded by Major. Callender, an old
class mate of Capt. Stokes, at West
Point. A council was immediately
held between Capt. Stokes, Maj. Cal
lender and Capt. Lyon, the latter be
ing the officer in command of the rag
ular troops and volunteers. The re
quisition was shown. Captain Lyon
doubted the possibility of executing
it. He said the Arsenal was surroun
ded by a thousand spies, and every
movement - was - wittelreel-rtell-Yerperted-!
to the headquarters of the secession
ists, who could throw an overpowering I
force upon them at any moment.—
Capt. Stokes represented that every
hour's delay was rendering the cap
ture of the Arsenal more certain; and
the arms must be removed to Illinois,
now or never. Maj. Callender agreed
with him and told him to take them
at his own time and in his own way.
This was Wednesday night. Captain ,
Stokes had a spy in the camp of the
secessionists, whom he mot at inter
! vals in a certain place in the city. On
Thursday he received information that
Gov. Jackson had ordered two thous
and armed men down from Jefferson
City, whose movements could only
contemplate a seizure of the Arsenal,
by occupying the heights around it
and planting batteries thereon. The
job would have been an easy one.—
They had already planted one battery
on the St. Louis levee, and another at
Powder Point, a short distance below
the Arsenal. Capt. stokes immedi
ately telegraphed to Alton to have the
steamer City of Alton drop clown to
the Arsenal landing, about midnight.
He then returned to the Arsenal and
commenced moving the boxes of guns,
weighing some three hundred pounds
each, down to the lower floor. About
seven hundred inen were employed in
the work. He then took five hundred
Kentucky flint-lock . muskets, which
had been sent there to be altered, and
sent them to be placed on a steamer
as a blind to cover his real movements.
Tho Secessionists nabbed them at once
and raised a perfect Bedlam over the
capture. A large portion of the out
side crowd left the Arsenal when this
movement was executed ; and Captain
Lyon took the remainder who were
lying around as spies, and locked them
up in his guard house. About eleven
o'clock, the steamer City of Alton
came along side; planks were shoved
out from the windows to the main
deck, and the boxes slid down. When
the ten thousand were safely on board,
Capt. Stokes went to ,Capt. Lyon and
Major Callender, and urged them, by
the most pressing appeals, to let him
empty the Arsenal. They told him to
go ahead and take what ever ho wan
ted. Accordingly he took eleven
thousand more muskets, five hundred
rifle carbines, five hundred revolvers,
one hundred and ten thousand musket
cartridges, to say nothing of the can
non and a large quantity of miscella
neous accoutrements, leaving only sev
en thousand muskets in the Arsenal,
to arm the St. Louis volunteers.
When the whole wore on board,
about two o'clock Friday morning, the
order was again given, by the captain
of the steamer, to cast off. Judge of
the consternation of all hands when
it was found that she would not move.
The arms bad been piled in great
quantities around the engines to pro
tect them against the battery on the
levee, and the great weight had fas
tened the bows of the boat firmly on
a rock, which was tearing a bolo
through the bottom at every turn of
the wheels. A man of less nerve than
Capt. Stokes would have gone crazy
on the spot. He called the arsenal
men on board, and commenced moving
the boxes to the stern. Fortunately
when about two hundred boxes had
been shifted, the boat fell away.from
the shore and floated in deep water.
" Which way ?" said Capt. Mitchell of
the steamer. " Straight to Alton in
the regular channel," replied Captain
Stokes. " What if we are attackedr
said Captain Mitchell. " Then we will
fight I" said Capt. Stokes: "What, if
we aro overpowered?" said Capt, M.
" Run her to the deepest part of the
river and sink her," replied Captain S.
" I'll do it," was the heroic answer of
Captain M., and, away they went past
the secession battery, past the entire
St. Louis levee, and on to Alton, in
the regular channel, where they ar
rived at five o'clock in the morning.. -
When the boat touched her landing,
Capt. Stokes, fearing pursuit -by-some
two or three of the secession military
companies, by which the city of St.
Louis is disgraced, ran to the Market
House and rang the fire-bell. The
citizens came flocking pell-mell to the
river, in all sorts of habiliments. Capt.
Stokes informed them of the situation
of things, and pointed out the freight
cars. Instantly men, women and chil
dren hoarded the steamer, seized the
freight and clambered up the levee to
the cars. Rich and poor tugged to
gether with might and main for two
hours, when the cargo was all deposi
ted in the cars, and the train moved
off, amid three enthusiastic cheers for
Springfield. .
When Capt. Stokes reached this city,
he was so exhausted by sixty hours of
incessant labor and excitement, that
he fell asleep while endeavoring to re
count his adventures to Judge Trum
bull. Secession has now received its
fatal blow not only in St. Louis but
throughout Missouri.
When it became known that the
arms were gone, the St. Louis Repub
lican began to preach peace and neu
trality, the minute-men ceased brawl
ing for Jeff. Davis in the streets, 'and
Gov. Jackson began to advise against
calling the State Convention together.
While Capt. Stokes was taking the
arms, the Secessionists were planning
to capture the Government powder
house, about a mile below. It is re
ported here that they had seized it be
fore they became aware that the arse
nal was emptied.
Army Regulations
The following from the army regu
lations is interesting:
The commissioned officers are oblig
ed to clothe,equip and arm themselves,
(with a sword,) at their own expense,
the pay received by them being inten
ded to cover all outlays. It is a mat
ter of personal choice with the officer
whether to carry any arms, (pistols,
&c.,) beyond the regulation sword.
When it is necessary to employ the
army at work on fortifications, in sur
veys, in cutting roads, and other con
stant labor of not less than ten days.
the non-commissioned officers and sol
diers so employed aro enrolled as extra
duty men, and are allowed 25 cents a
day when employed as laborers and
teamsters, and 30 cents a day when
employed as mechanics, at all stations
East of the Rocky Mountains; and 35
and 50 cents a day, respectively, at
all stations West of those mountains.
Enlisted men of the Ordnance and
Engineer Departments, and artificers
of Artillery aro not entitled to this al
lowance when employed at their ap
propriate work.
hours in summer. and eight in winter.
Soldiers are paid in proportion for any
greater number of hours they aro em•
ployed each day. Summer is consid
ered to have commenced on the Ist of
April, and winter on the Ist of Octo
The ration is of a pound of pork
or bacon, or 11 pounds of fresh or salt
beef; 18 ounces of bread or flour, or
12 ounces of hard bread, or 11 pounds
of corn meal; and at the rate, to 100
rations, of 8 quarts of peas or beans,or
in lieu thereof, of 10 pounds of rice;
0 pounds of coffee; 12 pounds of sugar;
4 quarts of vinegar; 1$ pounns of tal
low, or 11 of adamantine, or one pound
of sperm candles; 4 pounds of soap,
and 2 quarts of salt.
On a campaign, or on marches, or
on board of transports, the ration of
hard bread (sea biscuit) is one pound.
Soldiers are expected to preserve, die
tribute and cook their own subsistence.
All enlisted men are entitled to• one
ration a day.
No provision is made for the pay of
chaplains. If they are sent with the
regiments from any State, the State
Authorities will have to fix their rate
of compensation and make provision
for their payment by the State.
Hospital Conveniences
The Providence Journal publishes
the following directions which Major
Anderson lately gave some ladies,who
consulted him respecting hospital con
The ladies had better not attempt to
furnish articles of food for the sick and
wounded. It would require thousands
of dollars in the first place, besides the
hospitals are all supplied with what is
necessary. However, if the ladies
would furnish the following articles
they would add greatly to the comfort
of the poor fellows who may be sick
and. suffering:
A large supply of Canton flannel
night shirts, large and long.
Green silk eye shades with, elastic
Common slippers of largo sizo.
Hospital knapsacks—they can be
found at No. 473 Eighth avenue, Now
Field-stretchers—Alexander, No. 48
Webster street, makes the wood-work,
and Tyler, No. 25 Bast Broadway, the,
canvas part.
Ho (Major Anderson) says no one
can know but ono who has been with
an army in the field, the great comfort
and blessing the above-named articles
are to poor suffering humanity.
. ,
HOSPITAL Surpram.—Miss D. L. Dix,
who has been called by the Govern
ment to Washington, to assist in or
ganizing hospitals for the sick of the
different regiments, writes to a friend
asking aid for supplying the Pennsyl
vania Military' Hospita with the fol
lowing articles, which will be greatly
needed, viz. Long night shirts, made
of bleached or unbleaclied muslin, four
and a half to five feet low , , common
shirts of the same, flannel ''shirts, cot
ton flannel drawers, woolen socks and
handkerchiefs. Any or' all of these
articles, in any quantities, will ho found
acceptable, .E piece should .be
marked in coarse lettering—a Military
Hospital—Pennsylvania." ••
Volunteei Nurses
ask a
. place in your columns for the,
following comiminication...from •Miss
Di x,wi th the accompanying documents:
Those who know anything of.Miss„Dix .
—and who" - 'does net ?=--iirlier -earnest
sympathy with' the siiffering, her large .
experience and herlndomitable energy,
will feel thankful that' upon her de
volves the task of organizing the free
-nurse service to which so many ladies
propose generously to devote them
selves. It is hoped that ell will feel
disposed to put themselves in eommu- -
ideation with her; and it is devoutly
to he wished - that means to procure
such comforts- as are -needed--by the
sick and wounded will not be wanting.
Yours sincerely, ,
Philadelphia, May 9th, 1861.
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 6th, 1861.
—Persons devoting their strength and
experience on free services as Nurses in
the Military Hospitals, for the care of
the sick, and wounded, are very res
pectfully requested not to render them
selves immediately at head-quarters,
Washington City, but to send forward
collectively, from towns and cities,
their names, ages, whether beloW or
above thirty years, and places of resi
dence; and at the same time indicate
the period for which they determine
to devote themselves to this entirely
self-sacrificing, laborious service. It
is also earnestly requested that all who
propose taking up these arduous du
ties, and who are not now'fully quali
fied, should take practical 'instruction
in nursing, and report themselves
through the physicians and surgeons
of their ,town or city.. These suggest
tions are tendered to spare confusion,
and expensive journeys. At present,
there is general health-in - the army ;
but should epidemics appear, or serious
conflicts ensue, it will be needful to
summon voluntary, free ser vice nurses
at an hour's notice. Such -will please,
therefore, to bold themselves ready for
active duty. ,
Your Counsellor, by courtesy, in
Christian service.
(Signed) D. L. Dix. ,
Be it known to all-whom it may con
cern, that the free services of Miss D.
L. Dix, are accepted by the War-De
partment, and that, she will give at.all
times, all necessary- aid in organizing
Military Hospitals, for th.: Care of all
the sick or wounded soldiers, aiding
the Chief . S urgeons . by supplying nur
ses when needed; and substantial means
for the comfort' and' relief of the suffer
ing. Also, that she is fully authorized
to receive, control Old disburse special
supplies bestowed by individuals or
associations, for the comfort of their
friends or the citizen soldiers from all
parts of the United States. .
Given under the seat of the War De
partment, this twenty-third
[SEAL] day of April, in the year of
. our Lord one thou Sand, eight
* hundred and Sixty:One, and of the In
dependence •of the United States the
eighty-fifth. '- SIMON CAMERON,
Secretary of War. •
May Ist,
--- Tters --- DepartM e nt —eheerfullv.- and
thankfully recognizing.thility mid",
energy of Miss D. Ti. Dix, in her ar
rangements for the comfort and wel
fare of the sick soldier in the present
exigency, reqiiests that-each of the la
dies who have offered their services as
Nurses, would put, themselves in- com
munication with her before• entering
upon their duties, as efficient and well
directed service can only be rendered
through, a . systematip arrangemen t.—
It is further 'suggested that the ladies
exert themselves to, their fullest extent_
in preparing or supplying hospital'
shirts , for the sick; -also articles of diet
which if necessary can be preserved, as
delicacies may be needed for individu
al cases.
MiSs Dix's residence is No. 505
Twelfth 'street; !between. E. !and • V.;
Washington, D. C: "
Respectfully, D.C.. Wool),
''Acting SurgeonGdneral.
Census Statistics
The subjoined table, lirepared from
the returns of the eighth consus,(lB6o)
will possoss interest for all our readers
at the present time • • •
Whito Males, between, the ages of 18
and 55, inehisive, - Census of 1860,
in round numbers,
Connecticut, ,
Kansas, •
Kenteky7 •
Maryland, •, 7 -
Mississippi, "
New Hampshire,'
New Jersey,
New York,
North - Carolina;
Oregon, • ,
Rhode Island,
Soith Carolina,
Tennessee, _
Virginia, ,
Dacotah, '
New Mexico, ,
Washingtob, ,
District of tolti.ixibia,
A. ,, greo - rate
.0 1J R tORCR EsOtiti 0 tit e.
„ . .
May 14, 1861.
DEAuI G.Lons::'—The
continues intense in this township.--
_We hold .Union meetings: weekly-cat
'nearly all our
-school houses. At tho
adpiirried 'Meeting at the Union iziehooll
houSe,- on Tuesday: evening of- !Wt. o '
fweek,„patrioti,c,"spe9,9 .w9re ,ninde
by G. F. Hetrick, p , i,pttiin ,Flenrier aiid • '.'
MoCarthy. ' 4 Pn We - dries - day:
evening the , Star Spangled Banner
'hoisted at the' .Centre Union,Scliocd -, -
'House;, in Oneida .township,. It- }was ,•
made and presented, Miss, Sarah , •
GorsuCh. When it *as flung • tO'the '
breeze, three cheers were
flag and • the' fair donor.. 'Speeches!'
wore made ..on the occasion by
'Corbin, W. McDivit,, - Capt. Flenner
arid others. ,The Lick Ridge Rangers
met at their parade grOiind; opposite'
Mr; Millers, •on Saturday evening at -
six o'clock, for drill. After drilling an, •
hour ,and a half, the majority of -us ;
were . marched- .to the West School,
house to attend a Union meeting. . The .
' remainder 'attended a moeting'oi'the •
Young Men's Temperance Association
at the' Union school house, where pat
riotic temperance speeches were made
by Jas. Hutchison, Lieut. McCartney
and D. A Thompson. National songs '
were then sting by the ladies.' The
members of the Association lire 'more ..
firm in their adherence-te, the cause of
temperance since, the commencement
of our National troubles than before.
The Union meeting at the West school
hous addressed by Lieut. Rhodes, Abel
Corbin and others. • National , son,,n's
were sung by the ladies, which elicited
thunders of appleuse. ; • ..
The farmers of this neiglaborhoOdare
are not done planting corn. • ”, • '
An eloquent' andlnstructive, 'Ward
was delivered before -the Sabbath
School, at the 'Union Scheol house laSt.
Sabbath, by Geo. F.'Hetrick. : " • .',:
The citizens Of Sru,gar:GrOVO Arid
cinity, aro orgailiiirfg a - ,colaiasty . df
Home Guards, tolui called the ,Corn
Stalk Rifle Rangers,
' •
And the Sacred Places Surrounding . *
- • • HOLY 'CITY, .
.The aboro work Is romtnendmi to the 'fatomblo notice
of clergymen, and those having charge of §unday-ecliool4'
ilibloclnseee, and public institutions,l
It is about 0 feet long end ,11 feet wide, colored and
Meshed, and mounted on mum; with rollers: • " •'
It has been conotrucled from the moat- reliable And On.
thentic I.ourcos, and will be fopurl an invalnuble 'aid to ,
those engin : Mil In lecturing on the Holy Land, - or-in '
parting inetructlon to school classes on 1141 eubjcet l to l I
• • 1 .1.
WhiCil IL rears. ' '
It alma to give an exact idia'of the city as W appen fad
inoanclent time.. It it taken an a "birth, oyo" 5 or lbale,,
loon" vlow, the beholder Wing, in imagination, placed at=
a con3fdernble'crevathm, ad ad to take ncimprebentfve
view of the city and tho whole, country tor, eanadiatalicei
anti ad. -
The view is accompanied with Rti Ontlinegey, in which.
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Manual Ceutatiling all the ,ht formation needs:mg to t
We one to 11ae the view to advantage In teaching or ,lee.
tilting. •'
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low mice at ON E •13 OLL Alt A YEAR. It is;dieV
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A portion Lathe Sunday-Sand Times ie bectipled' with
Narratives and other matter particularly Interesting to:
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The Sunday-School Times bin ovary week a mart of
the choicest matter. selected from the Noon Prayer Med.
(nye, which are so interesting to all clagne4 or Christina,
. -
Besides a large amount of general religions Intelligence; -
the Sunday-Mawr Times contains all the most iscent eon-
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end affections of children, and especially, orsecuring, their
conversion tlllll bringing them to Christ. The Imbleet of
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