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Webegclay morning,,Deo. 21, 1864.
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor,
" I knoto• of no mode in which . a loyal piti
te,k.may so mil demonstrate his devotion to
h!i country as by sustaining the Flag , the
Coniiitution and the Odors, tinder all circum
, (5i lINDEIt EVERY ADIfiIiISTRATION
fLiCIAIiBLEICS OP rear: POLITICS, AGAINsT ALL
MISA/LAIITS, AT dtoilE AND ABROAD."
Doimes. • -
We give, finally, news from Goner-.
al Sherman, upon which we can confi
dently rely, nor do wo depend upon
information gleaned from prejudiced
Southern rebel papers, which ,dreaded
to state the. truth for fear it was too
Sherman, according to the
lateitaceounts, has captured Savan
nah-Lthe'rebel isiineveli.. It is a glori
ous finale to the record of the General
in his march from Atlanta, and as the
people have earnestly awaited the fall
of some Stronghold on the eastern
coast their - expectations meet agree/1,,
ko fufiliment. We expect to receive
and reliable details of this—the
most brilliant march through rebel re
bel territory__ that ha,:-;- evpr -been -At -
cornpliOr4 by a Union, general._ As
Nineveh haanow fallen a prey to. Sher
man's strategy and power,,it will not
belong'eto we have the joyful. intelli
gence, for which we have so long wai
tedt of life - down fall of the rebel lhtby
lon--Charleston,',where treasen in its
infanerwas nurtured, and :where the
torch of secession was fanned into a
brighterlflarne. Sherman, will not re .
main long s so::near its ramparts withy
oat aiming his death blows at its . very .
centre. ..• • .
From the west we have more glad
dening.,lntelligence. Gen, Thomas
has attacked ,the threatening army of
the rebel ll'ood: before Nashville and
effectually drove the enemy from his
position, capturing seventeen guns
and 1,500 prisoners. This defeat to
the rebel General may have the of
of forcing him..• into recesses from
whieh he will not dare to venture
in'any considerable numbers
Por: further . army intelligence tre
refer, our readers tojho columns devo
rted te make the .heart
_pt.',9ry patriot thrill with joy.
WE WEISE mudl - Surprised o gee in
the - Juniata Sentinel of last week an
article headed "the opening Prayer fet'
the new Caiiperhead . church.". For such
an''article,'.whiCh treated' of 'the name
of Jehovah in a trifling manner, and
which brought God on . a level, yea,
heneitli:.tilede , iel, of a rampant politi
elan, to appear in a paper printed in a
Christian land and where a - religious
peoptirdwctil; is a stigma upon religion,
--auernport-society - le genes.i, The sto
and .purported to originate from "Dem
ocratic" pitizens, is too incredible to
be,beliered . by us, ni; matter how mach
we 'are opposed to the doctrine cf such
a fietion:'' The editor of the Sentinel
will have' to bring stronger evidence
than the mere statement that the ar
ticle was "pieke'd :up " before wo can
relieve - him from our consul° :for, the
publibation'of the same. The editor
should have reckoned the results of the
blasphemous, atheiitidal teachings of
the article, before ho lautiched it to
the world. Truly, the "Democratic"
clique of that'region must ho very de
generate, did such a specimen of low
literature emanate from it.
StzsitiOANT.— The following item
copied WM - 11 - Lim 'Richmond nig, of
the, 71.11, shewe to what extent the
ageney ot the, repel authorities was
concerned in the attempted burnifig of
the City of New YOrk, and whilst it
gives encouragement to the villainous.
incendiaries to linOW.that their policy
was sanctioned by their honorable
to the assertion of rebel sympathizers
that the report that .the burning of
New York by rebel agorae, was an
abolition falSchood.:!' • • •
IngY ::Concern, The
fe.ilar.s •• -of. onr;:eMployeei. to : do ; their
work recently; with skill, in :tbe city.
of New York, Makes it necessary, for
the brotherhood to meet arid .concert
moasureefor a more decisive execution
of the &eat retaliatory duty they have
taken upon' 'themselves at this junc
ture. Our. own have 'been de
stroyed in I violation,of all the rules.of
war, and. we _ must make, our ruthless
enemy the weight of our 'justly.
arvused.Vengeatice jf I the very'.centres
of his resources and vieuid3. We can
du it—do it: effeetually:
You . are; therefore, ordered to moot
in this city, by delegates from our sev
eral es . sociations in Virginia, North and
SOutb Carolina, at eight o'clock on the
evening of the 15th inst., for business
By order .of. the
Sarno Old Franklin Almanac for
1865;—:-tho best colander of aad for OM
times—received 4nci for sale at ,IJovis'
The Following remarks by the am
bersburg Repository, should be read by
all who desire to go into the oil busi•
flees, Strict attention to the sugges
ti:ons ;nay save many, citizens of this
county from loss
"Just now the Oil fever . rages. It
rages every where--infeets• all atmos
pheres. and has driWn all classes into
its dazzling' whirl of speculation.—
Hitherto it has been confined mainly
-to the great cities and other centres of
trade ; but it has now ramified into
every rural district in the, State, and
all want to tnica a chance in the brit
liant lottery of fickle Fortune. In
view of the fact that Franklin county
is likely to invest half a million or
more in these stocks, we venter() a few
suggeStiotts for the consideration of
1. Never invest in non-producing
oil lands more than you can afford to
lose entirely. We do not Mean by this
that such investments must alWays
prove a loss; but we do say that they
will.prevs a total loss forty-nine time
0 , .•,t, of fifty. Of two hundred and fifteen
Oil , companies now organized in this
State, not morie than twenty of them
are ]laying bona fide dividends - out of
the revenues from their wells. Three
fourths of the• remainder will prove
dividendless or k total loss to the stock
2. Never invest in any Oil stock,
good,Tmd or indifferent, more money
than you can- spare from you legiti
mate business without embarassment.
It is- never wise to do so, for even with
the best prospects lose is possible.—
Wells may sail to produce—Oil may
fall in price; titles may prove defec
tive,-and scoundrels may plunder in
the management of these as well as
other corporations, and it is best to be
safe against all such contingencies.
3. Make such investments entirely
incidental to your regular business on
whirl] you depend tor a livlihood.—
It will prove a costly appreciation of
wealth if diverts farmers,: trades.
then and 'other business men from
their daily pursuits, while they op
prate , witb their spare capital only, and
ever hear inimind that it is a . tide' of
speculation only that must ebb and
flow; with : the inflations and depres
sions of trade, - most judicious men may
profit by it as it passes, and it will
leave them richer in purse and no.
poorer in fitness for industry when it
hides away.• ,Be over careful that the
substance is not abandoned Tor the
shadow. The dog tried that when
crossing the stream with the meat in
his Mouth, and lust both. Many men
will -be no wiser.
4.. Invest to the extent of your Bur.
pluS.means in companies with certain
revenues. There are such on the
market, and it wants but a little care
and distrimination to distinguish them,
It_is an itscertained thut that a compa•
ay - has a positive yield of Oil equal to
tea or twenty per cent, on each capi
tal, with good lands and ample resert ,
cd capital. for development, It is fair
:to cotelude-that capital is not, likely
to be lost in that company. It is rea
sonably certain to pay, good interest,
and the stock will have a steady mar-,
ket . value equal to its original cost,
while the efforts for development are
all in harzi — ere-r-4.-6.4.4.,..--- - r 4171 M-even
such companies may fail but the clam
(ICS iiiirgeiy in 12 - 1,7:01' of . dividemis.
6: It is nut best to inve st all in any
one. Company. While it is tho..most
profitable of .investments when profit.
able at all; it is at the game time the
most precarious, and it is but the part
Of discretion to try two or three good .
companies instead of ono. It either
developes successfully, the others may
fail and the operation still prove prof
imble on the whole.
6: Make such investments through
some. reliable - person at home. In
gush•vities the business of selling ch
inoclts to rural:ll'l66(ls is a profession,
and men are excepted to take advice
and-at the 810110..thrIC be responsible
Tor results. Most of
men in the centres of trade
.thronghout the county either are op
erating in FAICiA BtOCIES, of are well in
termed on the subject., and as a rale,
they cannot afford deliberately to mis
lead those who counsel with tbein.—
They may err in judgment but gener
ally they will add vastly to the safety
of such investments.".
• g&• When Sherinan set out frOm
A tlanta,t he 13ebel paperS decbired that
ho would never read' Central georgia„
When he had penetrated even-beyond
that limit, they were . confident he
would be annihilated "befere reaching .
Nov Milieu. that ho has passed Mil
len, they declare 'that if ho reaches
the coast it will be humiliating to the
Confederacy, and aeceiniiatiy . the coo
feSSion with the forced swagger that
he will yet find his mitteh.
Although there is nothing definite
as to Sherman's progress, there is ev
ery reason to believe that, froth the
start, ho hasAloon . "inaSter of the situ
ation." • •
Kind Treatmnt of our Returned
:..Prisoners at Annapolis.
HARRISBURG;. Luc. 13-. J he follow
ing despatch was received by Governor
Curtin this morning from Surgeon
General Phillip,. :noW at Annapolis :
ANNAPOLIS ; Dei•. 12, 1864.
Governor Curtin: -
visited to day all the hospitals_ at.
Annapolis in which. there aro Pena.
the rebel- prisons. These soldiers re
ceive the utmost care and attention.
The hospitals are amply provided with
everything 'necessary. for the comfort
of the I up not think it is !woes•
sary, under Abe cirpumstaritres,- to call
on the, citizens' of :PennsylVaiiia for
supplies fin' the inmates of liiieptals'at
this }Antic). Pummps.
It is said- that Sherman was
about to mike his plunge and kick the
plank away, ho telegraphed to a f fiend
in the Navy Pepart*ut, saying, ",T&1
my old.frienet Admiral that I shall
meet kiln Rom w hero en the coast
about • Christmas," It is said that
more than ton daYs ago, Gen. Grant
said that the longer time .Gen. Sher
man now spent on the way, the better
pleased he should be, fore it would in
4icat.e.the more - complete and .deliber
'ate'performanto of his plans,
FROM GENERAL SHERMAN.
ON BOARD "DANDELION," 08BABAW
SOUND, 11.50 P. at., Dec. 13, Pi64,—
To-day, at .5 P. fli., Feneral Hazon's
Division et: the Fifteenth Corps carried
Fort McAllister by assault, capturing
its en tiro garrison and stores. This
opened to us the Ossabaw Sound, and
I pulled down to this gunboat to com.
municato with the fleet. Before open
ing communication we had completely
destroyed all the railroads leading in-
to Savannah and invested the city.—
The lest on the Savannah flyer, three
miles above the city, and the right, is
on the Ogoochee, at King's Bridge.,
The army is in splendid ; order, and
equal to anything. The weather has
been fine and supplies abundant. Our.
march was most agreeable; and me
were not at all molested by guerrillas.
We reached Savannah three days ago,
but owing to Fort Mi,Allistor we could
not communicate, but, now we have
McAllister, and go ahead
We have already capttired two boats
in the Savannah riVer, and have -pre
vented the gunboats from coming
down. I estimate the population of
Savannah at twenty five thousand, and
the garrison at fifteen thousand Gen:
We have not lost a wagon en the
trip, but have gathered a large supply
of mules, riegrocs. horses, &e., and our
teains ate in tar. better condition than
when we started. My first, duty will
be to clear the army of all surplus ne
groes, mules and horses.
Wu have utterly destroyed over 200
miles of railroad, and consumed pro
visions and stores that were essential
to Lee's and flood's armies.
The - quick work made of Fort lie=
Allister, and the opening 'of communi
cation with our fleet, and consequent
iodependenee of supplies, dissipates
all their boasted threats to head me
oft and starve the army.
'1 regard Savannah as already gain
ed. Yours, truly,
W. T. SIIERM AN,
Hon. E. M. STANTON, See. of War.
A Fight with Bounty Guerillas in
It appears that bounty jumpers and
deserters are determined to abide by
the teachings of their Copperhead al
lies, and oppose by the bloody hand
of ro,istatieo the authorities sent to
detect and capture them. The fo.low-
Mg statement of an army that hap
pened between the deserters and boun
ty jumpers who infest Clearfield coun
ty and the United States soldiery, will
show how ineffectual And ridiculous
are the attempts of those who endeat
or to trifle" with or contend against
the administration of the powerful
hand of justice:
From information received by Ikla
jer Dodge, 4. P. A. G. ' wo learn that
.the troops dispatched from this post
in guest of bounty jumpers and de
serters in Clearfield county, canto in
collision with a party of these desper
'taloa, and after a desperate fight sue.
'couded in killing their leader, the no•
toricius Torn Adams, end capturing
-nineteen of the cut•throate who fought
by his side.
It appears from the inforMation re
ceived here, that Capt. Stmthwerth,
Co. 0, 16th Regiment 'Veteran Re
sell:oA, on Monday evening was pro
ceedirg on the road. to Osceola, and,
when near Phillipsbnro., Veertained
that a large party of dese-tars were
concealed in a house near by. Capt.
S. at once made the necessary arrange•
ments fer the capture of these rascals,
and proceeded- immediately to silt.-
,round the place of their concealment.
On discovering the presence of the
troops. the deserters at once opened a
fierce fire. The aetion, however, w as
Hilo e, 11..4411 nras — try t
au avowed traitor, a notorious bounty
jumper, was instaotly killed, nineteen,
of his asseciates being captured. 'lllO
loss on our side amounted to the kil
ling oF of o man, Private Cooper,-for
merly of the 13th Regiment, New
The Liberation of the St. Albans
Raiders—General Orders of Gener
110QR1. DEPARTMENT OF TIZEI EAST,
.NEw Youx, Dec. 14, 164,
GENERAL OM)Ens, No. 9(.—lnfbr
matins having ,been received at these
headyiarlers that the rebel marauders
who were guilty of murder and rob
erY at SL Albans have been disohar
ged from arrest, arid that other enter
prises are actually in preparation in
Canada, the commanding General
deems it due to the people of the fron
tier towns to adopt the most prompt
and efficient measures for the seetirity
of their lives and property. All mill
Lary commanders en the frontier are,
therefore, instructed in ease further
acts 01 depredation and murder are
attempted, whether by marauders or
persons . acting under commissions,
from the rebel Authorities At Rich
mond, to shoot down the perpetra
tors, if possible, while in the commis•
nion ot their crimes, or if it be news
sary, with a view to their capture, to
(0.0115 the botindary betWenti the
ted States an2l Canada, said comman
'tiers are hereby directed to pursue
them wherever they may take refuge.
and if captured they are mutter no
circumstances to be surrendered, hut
aro to be . sent' to these headquarters
for trial Mid pUnislinient by martial
.The Major General commanding the
department will not hesitate to exer.
else to the fullest extent the authority
ho posseses under the rules of law,
recognized by all - civilized States, in
regard to persons organizing hostile
expeditions within neutral
and fleeing to jt for,an asylum
committing acts of depredation _with
in our own, such flit exercise of author
ity having become indispensable to
protect our cities and towns. from in
cendiarism and our people from rob,
bevy awl murder. .
It is earnestly hoped that the in•
habitants of our frontier districts Rill
abstain from all nets of retalia'ion on
account of the outrages committed by
rebel _marauders, and that the proper
Measures of redress will be left to the
action of the publinlxutherities.
-By command of Major. General :Dix..
I% VAN. Board?,
• •Celonel and _A-Stiatant..Adjutant Gen:
tVAR FOR THE BM
General Grant's Army.
THE WELDON RAILROAD EXPEDITION
[Special Corronporafence of the rivlij
BEFORE PETERSBURG. Dee, 14, '64.
The movement down the' Weldon
Railroad, commenced on Wednesday
morning last, has been completed, and
has been in the highest degt•eo eucCess
ful—accomplished even more than was
anticipated. Last night the troops
of the,sth and 2d .Corps, who took
part in it, occupied their old (amps,
returning yesterday and some of them
-the tiny, previous. , As the mail will
close in a few minutes. it is impossible
to give a detailed account of all the
incidents that transpired along thO
route,-but they were alit ost innumer
able and would furnish material fora
score of letters. It may be as well,
therefore, to state at the outset . pre
cisely- what was designed to be accom
plished, and ,what .was accomplished.
The late raid of Gregg's cavalry was
very successful as far as it went, des
troying the Stony Creek depit, stores,
&c., 'and temporarily interrupting coin
multication with Richmond via the
Southside road. This latter raid-for
it was but little more than a raid on
an extended scale—has succeeded vir
Wally in cutting off Richmond from rail
road comMilltidation with the entire S6uth.
The Weldon Railetral Rs been destroy
ed u distance of. twenty-dive miler,
three splendid bridges were burned
[one 01 them trestle work structure,
250 feet long.] depots have been de
stroyed, commissary stores bilrned •
locomotives rendered use l ess—hi fact-,
all the misehiel that could possibly be
done to the enemy's sole line of coin•
unieations has been done, and it is
of so extensive a character that the
rebels cannot poegibly repair it all this
.'svinter. The garrisoos of Petersburg
and Richmond must come to grief be
fore next spring. The rebel general
could have better spared ten thousand
men, killed in battle, than have met
this serious disaster.
The most remote point reached by
our troops was Hicksford, a town on
the Meherrin river, and forty miles
due south of Po.ers,l ll ,m on the Wel
don Railroad, They neNA - e - re - -en.
countered the enemy it) any force; it
was pretty much a miniature represen
tation of Sherman's campaign. Once,
in the vicinity of Stony Creek, the
rebel cavalry made a charge upon our
own, which was supported by infantry
in a concealed position. Our cavalry
fell back; the rebels followed with a
wild cheer, fell into the ambuscade,
and were cut up terribly. They did
not attempt to 'charge again. This
was the only fighting that took place,
and our entire losses, including the
stragglers, will not exceed two hun
All along the route, and at. every
railroad depot,. thousands of bushels
of coin and bales of hay were seized
and burned. Hundreds of barrels . of
sweet potatoes were subjected to a
similar course of treatment. Every:
thi-g that could give aid and comfort
to the "heart [i. 0., the stomach] of
the was annihilated. Noth
ing but the siuolting tains of the coin
:Aga-IT-RCM us tti ut o 'tart; 116"--L
county court bonse a train of Oree
Cara loaded with stilt wain likewise
consh!ned to the flames On Tuesday,
th e , ,fay before our troops arrived, a
train had gone up the branch to the
Southside road, and of course it will
not be likely to get down again this
Notwithstanding the general devas
tation, private property was serupu
ously respected on the downward
march. The rebel guerillas hover
ing about our rear picked a number
Of our stragglers, and beat them ter
ribly. Some -were Stripped of their
ol.ttliog, arid compelled either to go
puribus ?whirs, or don greasy rebel
uniforms, lacking every aspect of uni
formity, instead. But these were tht,
slightest of the guerrilla Outrages.—
Sonto half -at dozen More of our men
were flirt murdered in cold blood--- ,
Several had their throats cut, and in
the cellar of one house were found the
remains of another unfortunate . vic
tint who bad been chopped to pieces
Instill another case an old negro gage
the information that, one of our sol
diers had been robbed, stripped, and
murdered, and pointed to the (teen
'ants of the house not far distant as
the perpetrators of the crime. The
house wits searched, and: in a trunk
was found the clothing of the murder
These outrages being committed
after the main body had passed south
ward, were not litmrd of until they
turned homeward. Teen along the
road men 'were thund shockingly bruis
ed mei maltreated' in every way.—
The troops, infuriated by these scenes,
broke into every house upon. the route,
racked and tore to their heart's con
tent, drank more than their Share of
apple toddy, and applied the torch to
houses and barns. ,Nothing escaped
their vengeance. Nignt before last
they had reached Sussex rt House,
'on their homeward way: The town
was reduced to ashes in a few hours,
and the reflection of the flames could
1).3 seen at these headquarters by pur
ems of vivid hangiuct Owl and good
As I have said, our troops found no
armed enemy it. force. Scouts repor
ted, however. that longstreet's corps
and olio division IX Hill's had been
sent from Lee's army in pursuit of
our forces, and-they probably struck
at once for Weldon, in anticipation of
our going there. They were disap•
pointed. The raid has provod the most
brilliant end most valuable of the war,
and may well cause rejoicing in the
A Battle in Front of Nashville—Great
Succeed of our Troops _over Hood's
Army-17 Guns and 1,500 prisoners
Taken. . .
WASIIINOTON, Due. 15-11 30 P.M
This• Department has just received
unofficial despatches from Nashville
annotineing that Gen. -Thomas, with
the forces under-his command, attack =
arrcv :in front of .Nasliville
at nine (Nock this morning, all 4 al
though the battle is not yet decided,
the 'whole action to day-is described
, a 5 itplerididlOticenseful: •
Our line advanced on the right five
miles. The enemy was driven from
the river, from ' his entrenchments,
and from tbe, range
.of the hills on
which his left rested, and forced back
npon his right and centre. He had
h►s centre flushed back from one to
three miles, with the loss of seventeen
guns, about fifteen hundred prisoners,
and his whole line of earthworks, ex
cept about a mile on his extreme
right, where no serious attempt was
made to dislodge him.
Our casualties are reported to be
Hood's whole army, except the cav
alry and a small force near Murfrees
boro, was engaged.
EDWIN M. STA NToN,Secretary of War.
GLORIOUS NEWS FROM TEN-
General Thomas' Victory Ov - er Hood.
HIS OWN OFFICIAL REPORT
Great Captures of Artillery and Priso
ners.— The Rebel Army. Completely
Official War Gazette
WASHINGTON. Dec. 11, 1864, 8;85 A:
To Major General Dix, New York :
The it:flowing official report of the
great victory achieved yesterday by
Major. General Thomas and his gallant
army, over the rebel forces under
General Hood in front of NuShville.
was received this morning.
One of the most surpriking circum
stances connected with this great a
chievement is the small loss suffered :
by -our troops, evincing,. ; among other
things, the admirable skill and caution
of General Thoinas, in his disposition
t )f tbo wo e , in our. rejoicings at the
deleat of the enemy, thanks are due
to the Almighty for his protection to
our gallant officers and soldiers in the
great conflict they 'have passed
The report of General Thomas con
mining havresting details is subjoined :
GENERAL retomAs' OFFICIAL REPORT.
IIEADQUARTERd DEPARTMENT. OE THE
CUMBERLAND, 8 .111iles from Nashville,
Dec 16th, 1864-6 P. IL— To the Pres
ident of the United States, lion. E. Al.
Stanton and Lt.-Gen. Grant : •
This army thanks you for your:ap
lei vl . a tiara ;,,f Ito .:oncluot yoßterdety,
and to 1181IIII•0 you that it is not mis
placed, I have she honor Co report that
the enemy has boon _pressed at all
points to day in his line of retreat to
Brigadier General Hutch of Wilson's
corps of cavalry, on the right turned
the enemy's left, and captured a large
number of prisoners--number not'yet
reported. Major General Schofield's
corps, next ou the left, of the cavalry,
carried several hills, and captured
many prisoners and six pieces of ar
Brevet Major General Smith,. next
on the left of Major General. Schofield,
carried the salient point of the enemy's
line with Nit.Millan's brigade of Me-
Arthur's division, capturing 16 guns,
two brigadier generals, and about 2i-
Brig. General Garrard's division of
Smith's command, next on the loft cf
McArthur's division, carried the ene
my's entrenchments, capturing all the
artinery - itifirfroops of the enemy on
Brigadier General Wood's troops, on
the Franklin Pike, tu'uk up the aim:intik,
earryin , r the enemy's entrenchments,
and in his retreat raptured eight pie
ees of artillery and something over
GOO prisoners, and drove thu enemy
within ono mile of the Brentwood hill
Major General Steedman, command
ing detachments of the different ar
mies of the military division of Miss
issippi, must nobly supported General
Wood's left, and bore a most hoeora-
Me part in the operations of the day.
I have ordered the pursuit to be con. r
tinned in the morning at daylight, al 1,1001
thongli the troopo aro very mach La
timed. The utmost euthusiaom pre.
I must not forgot to report the op.
eratious of Brigadier General Johnson
in successfully driving the enemy, with
the co-operation of the gun-boats ua
der Lt. Uom. Fitch, from their estab
"fished batteries on the' Cumberland
River beLw the city of Nashville, and
of the success of Brigadier General
Craxton's brigade, in covering and re
turning our right and tear, in the ope
rations of yesterday and to day.
Although) I have no report of the
number of prisoners' captured y by
Johnston's and Craxtou's commands,
I know they have made n large own
ber. I am glad to be able to state
that- the number of prisoners captured
yesteruay greatly exceeds the number
reported by telegraph last evening.
The woods, fields and entrenchments
aro strewn with the enemy's, small
arms. abandoned in their retreat,. In
conclusion, I em happy to state that
all this has been effected with but a
small loss to us. Our loss does not ex
ceed Stn.), and very lew killed.
(Signed.) GEo. 11. THOMAS,
Major General Commanding.
Important from Vicksburg.
NEW ORLEANS, LA., Dee. 9:—On the
24th ult., I reported that t► movement
co•opurative with Gen. Sherman's op
erations would be made from Vtcks•
burg and Batt toil Rouge, flip the pur
pose of cut tin ; Hood's eommunica
tions with .Alobilp.
The expedition sent from Vicks
burg and consisting of about 2,000 cav
alry and eight pieces of artillery, com•
minded by - Colonel B. D. costrand, 3d
Colored Cavalry, returned on the 4th
instant, having met with complete suc
cess. After an admirably executed
flank movement on Jackson on the
24th, the expedition started for . the
Big Blank bridge on the Miasissippi
Central Railroad, which was reached
on the 27th, and after a stubborn re
sistance, captured and destroyed it
thus cutting Hood's army off from the,
large quantity of supplies and stores
accumulated at Jackson, ; Alias., and
making that railroad, which was his
main reliance, unavailable for mouths
Besides thislmportant bridge and
trostle•work, the following property
ivaScoinpletely destroyed, viz: Thin
ty miles of railroad track, int:lading
culverts, wagon bridge over the Big
Black ; Vaughn, Pickett and qoocl•
man stations, rail read . and depots and
buildings; two thousand sir hundred
bales ..of cotton, two locomotives, 4
cars, four stage couches, twenty bar
rels of salt, 6162,000 worth of stores
at Vaughn's Station. The expedition
was considerably harassed on its re
turn by large . .bodies of the enemy's
troops, butauffered no material losses,
and brought back more recruits than
The entire loss in effective men.
[Signed] • M. S.. R, CANBY.
Sherman's Army beard From.
ASIIINGTON, December 14
The following telegram boa been ro
ceived at the War Department:
• HILTON HRAD, S. 0.; Dec.l2,
VIA FORTItEBB HoNROE, DeC.l4.
Major General Haneck ; Chief of SNIT
GENERAL :—Captain Duncan, of Gen.
Howard's scouts, has just come in
General Howard, having descended the
Ogeecheeyiver in a small boat. He left
the 'army On the evening of the 9th:
General Sherman's - whole army was
then. within ten miles of Savannah,
advancging to attach it. The enemy's
works, five miles from the city, were
procably attacked yesterday, as lie?•,y
tiling was heard in thtl; direction
Captain Dunetin renrtients the army
to be in the best spirits possible and
most excellent condition. Very little
opposition : had been met with on the
march, as the enemy ceuld hot tell
which route was to be taken. '. The ar•
my has lived off the country and has
accumulated a considerable number of
horses and cattle. The army is well
supplied. The following is a copy, of
the dispatch brought by Captain Hun.
Headquarters Aimy of Tennessee,
Neut. Savannah Canal, Dee. 9.
To Commander of United States Na
val Forces in vicinity of SeVannah:
SIR—We have Met with . peribeLstic
cuss thus far. The troops are in: fine
spirits and near the city.
0. C. HOWARD, Maj. Gen.,
Commanding Right Wing of Arm*.
Another despatch brought' by Cap
tain Duncan, directed to, the Signal Of
ficer of Fleet, • from -coward's Chief
Signal Officer, requests a good look
out for signals. I have the honor to
he very respectfully, your obedient
• J. G. FOSTEEti
Major General Commanding.—
SHERMAN AND SAVANNAH
The City in our Possession
EIGHT HOURS HARD . FIGHTING
Eleven Th4sand Prisoners Taken.
ANNAPOLIS, Dec. 16.
The steamer Varuillnligain
Whitehurst, has just arrive rum
Charleston harbor, with seven.hun
dred exchanged prisoners, of which
number about one hundred and fifty
The Varune. left Charleston harbor
on 'Wednesday morning at
o'clock,.ancl brings the glorious' intel
ligence that Sherman entered the city
of Savannah ; on Monday, the 10th
last , after a hard fight of eight
Eleven thousand prisoners Were
captured by Sherman prior to and
during his entrance into tin, city.
The above news wan communicated
to the fleet in Charleston harbor by
the rebel flag of-truce boat - Laurel, a
blockade runner. The same news was
also obtained by the fleet from Hilton
a -precept to me directed. dated at Huntingdon, the
12th day of Nov. A. D. 1504. under t h e hands and seals
of the Ilen George Taylor. Pr.Wident of the Conn of
Contemn Pleas, Oyer and Terminer, and general jail deli,
District of of Pennsylvania," •Collllio-
, ono commtMeenr . too
lions. Benjamin F. Patton - and William B: Leas his associ
ates, Judges ,of the county of Huntingdon, justices as.
signed. appointed to hear, try and detertnine oil and every
indictments made oi taken fur or concerning all Criniell,
which by the laws itf the State are made capital, orlelou•
les of death, and other offences, crimes and nibeleMeallorst
which have been or shall hereafter he committed or. perpo
[rated. for crimes aforesaid—l • arn commanded to make
public proclamation throughout-my whole bailiwick, that
a Court of Oyer and Terminer, of Common Pleas and.
Quarter Sessions, will be held at the Court Housein The
borough of Ilinitingdon, on the second Monday (and Sill
day) of Jammu next, and those who will prosecute the
Fault prisoners, he then and there to prosecute them on it
111011/ be just. and that all Justices of the Pence. Coroner
and Constables within said county, be then and • there 'in
[heir proper persona, at 10 o'clock. tt. ai, ac said day. with
their records. inquisitions. examinations and remembran
ces, to do those things which to their offices reepectively
appertain. • .. •
I.mtsd at Ifontingd.m, the 19th I) combat. in the year of
oar Lord one thousand right hundred and sixty.four. ,
and the 88tli year of American Independence.
GEO.:W. JOHNsToS, Shertf:
DROCLA ERE A S by
a precept :to me directed by the Judges of the Com
mon Pleas of the county of Huntingdon. bearing teat the
12th clay of tiove.. her. 1.804. 1 run oomnutudott to make
public Proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick. that
a Court of COMMUII . Pleas will be held at the Court lions°
In the borough of Huntingdon, on the 3rd Monday (and
Itith day) of January lA. D., 1005. for the trial of all is
lute in said •Court which remain undeterinined before
the said Judges. when and x here all juror!, witnesses, and
suitors, in the trials of all issues are required.
Dated at Huntingdon. the 19th D amber, In the year of
our Lord and thousand eight hundred and sixty-four.
anal the 158th year of American Independence.
• - JOIINSTON, swift'
hariff's bee. 21,'05.
lIEltIl I'S SALI4.'S.—By virtue of
Kjiutulry write of ka.,Ven. Ex. to mu directed, I Will
expose to public tale ur outcry, at the Court 'House. In
the buroug,lt of Limiting:hat, UN MONDAY, ern LtAY
01 JA.NUAnY 1000, at two o'clock, the following
della:bed property to aft:
All tout certain farm, plan tation'aud
tract of laud Sitztted It, Cromwell [omit:imp, Innitunr•
dull County, on which' Audrew deulte now re ildes. on too
itidgee, adiutuitig lauds of luau. !Loupe' . on the North
an I .1 citet ly elides, laud of Annuli emu uu 1110 bliogll
owl 1,:1011011y old., and tho cost. coutainiug auou: Nicety
mores 'whit the daunt obowauce, more or testi. of Whim
about hlty acres are Cleartal, with p lug tlaelling bulksq
weather b arded, ono story mud a hair high, a 010411 triune
beru dud other tinproveutuote 'buret''. Celled. tike' to
execution, mug to ue sold as the property ol tieorge fore-
. • •
ALsu— T vv.o hundred and • tidrty
aer.s u 1 inud iu Ileatler,ou towueliip
17, - with a lug Ilua.u t ;maw bat.. alit saw-ayi, with Lahcr
uut•bmitim,o tberoun eLt Ctett. Litijoissitsg laud, of ueorge
Meet Oil die Autlit, • •eurtge Uutes t un tisayust, and JI.)31J1.111
tiorsucli on dm frtSicil its . r.SLCC . IIIIOII,
and to.las the ytupurty ut;t•lioabutylleurut tieurge
barn aul 1l 011110 lietirls.
A.Lso—One ours of ground more or
10,94 snouted in telt township. Huntingdon County, boo,
tug tnereon erected is log house 22 by . 21, two notice higii,
and one log salute IS taken nu oxecuuon,
and to be sold no the property or Nicholas richwartw and
Also-LA: lot of groun attuated iu
the town ofNcisavillo-iii Tell township, Huntingdon Conn
ty, adjoining deorge Noss an the forth mid cast, the put•-
road on the Northeast, ciintainiug thu felt trout, and
20d fort back, thereon eructed it Haute house at d Mune
SolcoUg Union in's:A...tote., and tv no sold as the
property et Archibald d, Laney. •
ALSv—A two itui'y frame house, and
black:swan soup, in tau howls of Si:IA.I'IIW, cloy [...m
-eth'', Pto of eaia NuVU, Richard 4011.
wan on the east and A.4thatil alit LLudson strueir auatalli•
L . % feet, trout and Oil loot n,tok. 6cized, v nil Lunen 111
execution; and Co UV sold as thy property 01 zarun AUU ,
' IVuttoe to i'itrehitsm.—Bidders ot• Shortft's oitleg. will
unto outlet. to,it. iulinealtilely Upton the prevail, befog
'hilOrliVl.l &Via. fitly pl 4. relit, of nit bid; unuer4itiii,..itiu
twenty-live tier real, el all bide Liver tbat leo], must be
livid iv the :lima, or tile property -
wail be nn up again
uuu dou4 to u;txpr bidders Vital Will COulkily . Wittl the.
will hereafter be made on,
, oW Honday, of
thy. tiroc Weak ol Count,' bud the pcutla ackulmiged uti
1 99 luiluWiug ' di°. W. Jull'ilTUN..eb'irilt
111WItiugdou, tore. lb, 1864.
iN''.Road our now advortioemouts
G RIND UN ON Ai
" - JUBILEE BAL .
TFIE COURT 110001 IN
.on_ Wuesdky Dinning, Den..27t
in Honor of thelhite 'Su - m.4lBes,
Union dirmsl , -'
grand Union 'and dUb;loo and,lllll,
soma off at the ab .ve tinr• and , place. without postpo
meet. Citizens and soldiers, young and old, everybody:
and their friends are invited to tut nd, Apple .arritugee
manta hay been made to render this 01311 Of • i.ak moan
brilliant affello of the times. Itaireslimento. of,alrkindi
will be produced. and nothing 104 unAutia * to make it -
a perfect a..cedem. • • • • .
TICKETS FOR LADY AND 'GENT. $2.00
Dec. RI si, 1881-1 t
- i c IUNTINGDON GAS GONIPAN-Y,l
Notice is horsily given tlaat in deeNo.or* be •
he et the office of the •underidgrid in the beta:46:rd'
Iluntlogdon. between the' horireinf one and. thor•O'clOOl4'
P.-M. on Monday, the Second day of Jitualtry peat,'
Also. that the Board of %Tana: ere' tali] :totiiilaiy' •
hare declared . I divldand . of three 'per cent..
payable en said day. '
It. 1864. • • Secretary.
NOTICE is L6eeby,giverito•;4ll per
il sone interested that the following. Inventories of
toe goods and Chattel.. Set to widows, under the provliv ,
tone of the act of 10th of April; lest, have Lawns tided is•
the office of tho Clark of the Orpha'aCCotirt
don. county and mall - be presented for "ai prove' by the,.
Court" on Monday the 9th-day of 'Januar) . neat; (180):
I.The, Inventory and appralteman t of the goods and chat
tabs 7111V11 were of bar's* Reinhart. late of Clay township,
deceased act apart to Ids widow Mary- Iteinhdrt.
2. Tho Inventory awl appralsontand.ordheoods,khd
chattels which 'o of Jamas C:arks. tale Ofßistrtlitgbana
Borough &ceased, elected to be rettilited by .
heirs of maid deceased. , ...t 1-
3. The Inventory and apPraisehritint of. tho goods. and
chattebt which - ware-of - Alexander Park, deceased''elided.
to bo robbed by Phabc J. Park the widowtof said
4. The Inventory and appratioment of the woods- and;
chattel. Ishich were of Jacob boobCr,bt9ptiOsteta tOtryt
'hip twisted, elided to bo. tenths!' by ;Itir
said deceased. . ; ;, '
bAN I 4 I IWO3IIiL4DORIf;
Dee. 14, IS6t
'.Notice it hereby given, to all earache inieriiiied
that oho following . named perms have settled 'their as
count" in the Itoktuitor'sl3lll,pe, at Illintinktden,and . that
the said nerilinite will he 'prekented for Continuation and
allowanco. at au Crphans' Court. to bO litintlakdoo,
In and for. the county of Iluntinoon, on Monilay ,thes -91 k
day of January next. (1805,) to wit : 7,-
1. The Ad ILI i oidtration aretaint of 4ealuTayfor "'Admin.
tiltrotor of Jacob Itarnettilate of Note townellip, ' der'd.
Y. Thu Admillietrat lon account or Newton Madder!, Ad
inlniotrator. with 'the will anntred,:of Anna•Keleterlite
of Springlleld to w/I Si !ip dred.. • •
3 The Adniinist ration account of Mary. C.. Key, One. of
' the Adiii ink rotors of the 1.1101../ohn Nor, In to of Walker
township, dee'd. .
4. Too AomioiAtratlon account of !lon. Wm.-B, Lesi,
AdministratOr of Jol,n t..hrifor, late of Shirley ttint!vhip,
S. The admtutetrut ion account of Thome Stewart, eni•
Tiring Executor of tho Hun John Stewart, Itttepcithum
township, dent. - . • • •
6. The partial, and oho the, supplemental .d final so.
count of Uauiei Africa. Esq., Executor of 31arthstirar3tts,
late of ilemilereori township. deed. • ' • " •
7. The account.of •John Wryo. Trustee to - x*1146
estate of Ileigy ispanogle, into •of Wiireiugmark:
Administration 00.066 of • Wni.
gator of Elizabeth 'Mistime, tato of Ifranello township:
O. The account Of Charles ileinhari..wha..in
was Executor of John epitgr;Jieej. r aistillait .by 'Job*
Kesselting. • Administrator of said Charles Itaiuloirtc
DA6IIEL W. WiAIELED•IIII,'
Itegister'e Office, 11 , egister..
Hunt., Usc. 11. 1061E_ - • .; _•
•.... • • • .
T HE Cit-p-n. . .
.. . ,
iinerdtiip heretofore elle
, . . ....
[lug between the Subncribers under- the Arm of A.
Is Cunningham A Co.; has beeh • dineuived. , At.B...eng•
and, John S. 01eint, retiring. • .. , .- '
All persona Indebted to the said , item will•pleisi:ellt
and settle their a - cColintl. - A. 13.•CUNN/NO II A3l, . ..
• . .
' ' It 31. CUNNI,QIIA3f, - ' '''',
• JOHN 5..1./LKI3I. : • e
The Midersigned have this day associated' tdgeiher n 6 ' . 1
'der the Ilan of It. /1 Cunningham & Co., awl arlll con-,
linen the tout,inetf of the late Inn ofA. Lt. Chneinglasun'''
I Co., ut the old stand. _ .. .K. Al. CUNNING L1A.3•4: r•. ,
. Dee. 7, 121u4 ' ''' • ' 'll.ll.'BllAFlrEit. • "
JOHNSON'S . •.. •
PHIS GREAT INT 'ERNA Lr. REZIEr.
. dy, is the beat medicine ever offelisi to the
or thu effectual cure of Ithommitisin, (lout, Neuralgia, i •
Dynpepaia, Old as a blood Purifier it has no equal, for elf'
diseases arising from au Impure state of the blood, such, •,'
as licrofula or Kiug'a Evil, .sakißend; Totter -
Worm, Female Complaints, and all breekows ad Ali five
or. body. The vast number of rub-on madicintatv high
formerly have becu . used'for those dhow., were supra},'
temporary in their I.Mac:nod of doubtful virtue, but •
TIIE RHEUMATIC . COMPOUND . .
reach.the source of all trouble, and affectunlly.banishna
the disease.front the syntein by Its lidniedbitaactionoa
the blood. Wu 'ndvise one mid all to glreft a trial, and
become matinfied of Ito wondlrful .
Ari- Bead the following testimonial* of mai
of unquiiliounble'cliAnittngr. •
•Jimrmiorr :—Dear : Tliis is.
to certify' that I: woe hadli 'crippl4 With ,
mutton for eighteen or twenty years ; part of that thus ..
I WAS not able to go - nbeut. I triad all the rhiniettetior
remedies that I could hear of but found no relief until I;
tried your lthentliatic Compound'aud Blood , Piatitlei; 'r
nerd but three fourths of a bottle of it sod it cured me. ;
sound and w,dl. Sly wife eke w a s Otilinted bid( thy ,
vainn ilieroe,,and it email portion of it cured tier.
nearly • serenty years of age - nod it is neer fauryeass sides•
I woe cured, and have not.bren: tioub.ed with it talcs...!
It error& me peat pleneurn td fut yin with this
ca re, au that you can .refer. others-who , are ,n/riCtictl..
with rhetimuilem to•
you ' ''. fII ' IS ANDIt ETV ARMSTRONG, -
No. 19 . .Ta . cßeoi Street, Allele:Hwy City. , •
• a. A. - .JonNBblv Mr:
wife was taken had with Inflammatory Itheitmation in.,
'March la t, She Much, swollen. ind thetiainibs'
suffered was ovate: Eihs won confined to her bed. I was
ad•iied to try'yotir tthenthatlOConikund and BlOOd Purl%` -
so I got a bottle of it, and befotti the half. of It
was -weed she vi,te . Wol.' The aura' lei alArfeit
one; I nester saw such medicine. She had only tickets : ,
three doses of It till the swelling and pain begatrie
Ail your medicine wants is to he known in order to glati, 7
It success. • Yours affectionately, • • •
My . reeldenee II No: 128 Cherry alley. where my wife
can be mega by auy person cluubtius..the truth of tha
rIITIBURG, April 19th, 1864,
CANICONSIWAGI, WASumerox Cl.; April IA 11164
Mn. A. J ozzbisoN :---Der Sir .1'
wish to say a word or two, in favor ot your Rheumatic,
Conipound aniffiloOd Purifier. - 7 have t eeneßliefed
rheuniatiam, more or has, for over twenty years. A gveas.„
part of that timel way very , bad. 'I tried n great maity
rheumatic medicines hut received very, little benefit Irom: •
them. On the first °Nast aanuart . was NO'bad that
was eutirely helpless. I viola nor writs my own name, ~
and I could only lie on one side. While reellinght Ilia -
United Presbyterian paper I saw n notice of your iiiiea=.
rustic lluntpound and Blood Purifier. I was atreidailit'st
that It might be' like other rome.liee thatl have triec,f;
but as its/esti) papar-I Concluded to givi it •
trial. So I got-a b;ttlen wed it. atidfimucl myeirif
better. I need three bottlie.M2ri., and I ant happy toyer '
that I have neither, pain or schelft&pla4,o47;..tglAt
of age. I can lie on either side,
time and not he fatigued.. , I !believe yOur , t i , umitie
Compound awl Blood Purifier to be ths be medinthe ever
offered tn the public Ihr the cure"o t emnatitni - at
you think this st o 'e. with my name it, will be or any
use, to you or a suffering - public yeu• are !at tlGaity ,;en
use them. Yours with'respect. , •
.• • • "JOAN 1. JAM/ARC , ••• ! r
E. JeiHNSQN •—.Dear Sir
wife hoe been afflicted with neuralgia CM along tim .."It 7
'commenced on her in Iftu. . She VOl4l lieekwllli ik.thit)••
ells %TAB obliged to lay in bed about 'four days hi • '
-week. She tried everything that we heard of.that ,wita
recomnuinded t h e that disease bitt ningotkici relief;
we tried medical advice but it done no ; good. •, kAitst,
thielit she meet die. I thouiht there Was no Cure.
fin in the spriog of 1063. I. bellitive ip Niarch; ideurkruiti. i
of Mr', MckeY'e, Cilia Wm's . in the court with me mold:
don't. you _get. Jelithot'ii Itlittontatls.Corqportpfl
and Mood Purifier. It cured my father of the Rheuma
tism when lie woe a cripple and the
nothing for him." So I got a bottle. of your medicine
and before tey trifle hid ate Leif of. it. used -site.vrink.:
Cored. It is now more tbana year since and elle has nel
bawl troubled with It since.: This I carikestify.toenkiatlLl: i;
Your* truly„ • "
LEWIS WHOM) bit!
. z .
Dlvetinta, April ath,4864,
,SF.I4.IiOS 1 Co., Sale Proprietors, kltlatrarltiPA
whom all .rdera oh old be soot.
, JO,LL.N E
Dec. 7, Om
,IC, S'rAUFFER, - r i; t
Nu. 148 North SKCOND. Street, C9rirker ,of,9p,rrb ;
_ . _ _
' ctt" •ta c).
An amiortment of Watches: Jo‘eliv; Sliver k PlatlAti 13
: SUITABLE: F0R . 1101,111.4X PRESENTS!
kW- . Reit:delt; of Watches' : and ''.7earelrY p romptly
STRAY.—danie 'to the premeithi'oli"
the .rmb!criher in Walker townshipito
une•Uteer. supposed tr, be tiro Years old last Bprlog, of
brown and ',black color. and tale .11ei irri *bout, the smut',
age, and of same ruler. The owner is levitated in coins ,
forward, prove propday, pay,. charges and 484
away, or they will be disposed of according to lair:,
• : , • • •
1931: kJ. 1 0 C'etai ;
TR.XY CALF.-Carle tciitheprerrp; ,, i
.N... l 3bur of the Subactiher In Worritimmark twpr- -
about thio th September 'NW Iliht• Man
seer( 11+. etippoed tp.ligat4 ditily ; sprithr,
Thee loner I. re q uested to con.; futivetrd; - pr.:o ink • • t
pod - di orites, and take .
. 14m. ;why ; , otherlitio: - bi6TUVA I.
still according to taw. - JOHN UUTCHInUUN
• P r ortioremotk tlt Arr:4t',