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Wednesday morning.; 'March 1,1865.
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor.
Hugh Lindsay, Associate Editor.
" /know of no mac in whirls a loyal citi
zen may •so ere/l demonstrate his devotion to
his country as by sustaining the Flag, the
Constitution and the Union, under all circutn
*lances, and CND= ZYSIST ADXINISTRATION
NEGARIILISS 07 !MITT POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
ASSAILANTS, AT 1103111 AND ABROAD."-STEPENN
A. Doualal. . .
It is interesting to every loyal man
to view the situation as it now exists
between the North and South. In the
North a hope is entertained of a spee
dy termination to the conflict, and this
hope is inspired by
.the frequent intel
ligence of repeated victories. In the
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ed until their commissioners heard the
decision of the people of the North
through their President, and now this
blighted hope has been changed to
desperate revenge in the minds of the
Southern leaders: They are preparing
for the final struggle to decide the right,
and the consolidating cotamne of our
Generals are assisting themin the prep
aration by making it more speedy.
While Sherman , marches to unite with
Grant, the rebel armies are also con
solidating, and it is believed that at
or near Richmond will soon be fought
the last and greatest battle of the war,
by the combined armies of both pow
ers. We can look to that day with
pleasnre, knowing that , the side of
right and justice will prosper, and the
bloody controversy be terminated.
The patriotism of the North seems
to have been renewed as the end of re
!ninon . draweth nigh, and many are
enlisting, to participate in striking its
death blow, and the hearts of the loy
al masses are beating high over the
prospects. But while we look upon the
situation, in such a favorable light, we
must prepare ourselves for a reverse—
should such prove the result. We
must secure what we anticipate by vig
ilance and persistent effort. In the
death-struggle the enemy becomes dos.
perate, and we must be prepared for
any slight advantage he may gain in
his fall. We can, however, as hereto
fore, repose confidence in our Generale,
and trust in them in the hour of the
rebels' fiercest fury.
'This, the "hot-bed" of treason, the
-main-prop of secession, has fallen into
our hands, without the shedding of
blood. It was evacuated by tbe reb
els, who left it in a ruined condition,
and immediately - occupied by our for
'me, and the flag of the - Union planted
upon its ramparts. The forts guarding
the, entrance to the city, and against
which•so much time has been employ
ed in bombarding, have, necessarily,
fell into our possession, and our flag
waves over them as it did four years
ago. It was expected and eonfidently
believed by some that a grand battle
would have to be fought before we
could tali() the city, but it seems the
prowess of Sherman advanced before
him, and before be bad made any de
.monstration against the city or its de-
Senders, Beauregard.spiked his guns
and sped away. Sherman, of course,
suffers no detention in his journey to
Grant by this sudden evacuation, but
is urged onward with all his troops to
-catch tho reheating foe.
',Thus has fallen Charleston. Unbe
litting as it ie fora .city of such boasted
greatness, and that has figured pre
eminently in :the present tautest, to
surrender 'without a struggle or show
, 4nf reSistanee, yet it is in accordance
with the spirit of ,chivalry manifested
on every stage by the braggadocio
leaders of the South. Evacuation has
been the rule with the Southern Gen
orals since the beginning of the war,
and it may hold good until the end.—
As the bombarding of Fort Sumpter,
and its surrender by Major Anderson.
and his forces, were the prelude to
thisfour years' rebellion, so, wo are
led to presume, the raising of the Stars
and Stripes upon its ramparts once
again, and the occupation of Charles
ton, are the prelude to an approaching
end. ' • •
It is said that Beauregard evacuated
Charleston for the purpose of reinfore
ineind co:operating with Gen. Lee in
opposing the victorious completion of
the Oirele of death originated by Gen.
Sherman. Events will show ; that in
thrsobject they will likewise be die•
comfittedrfor, where Sherman loads,
Victory will follow.
itEir Senators Hall, Haines and
ag(l'A. W. -Benedict, Asq . :, will accept
o u r Alazika
Mi. 'MpAllister will please accept
our tharkkp for Congreiggional (loco-
VICTORY 'UPON VlCTORY.—Charieston
is evacuated, Forts Sumpter, Moultrie
and Anderson aro occupied,—and we
have the long wished for intelligence
officially announced that Wilmington
is also ours. Surely the rebels will
not know whence to flee the vigilance
Of our victorious troops. The end
NEGRO TIMM—The negroes who
followed Gen. Sherman in his march
through Georgia and South Carolina,
are being organized into regiments at
Hilton Head. Enough to make full
regiments have already volunteered.
It is estimated that ono of the effects
of Sherman's movements will be to
add from Twenty-five to thirty thous
and loyal blacks to our army.
REBEL BARRARITY.—NOtwi tb d
ing the familiarity of the people with
this expression, yet it has now phases,
more condemnatory than formerly.
If you could desire anything to exceed
the barbarity of the rebels towards
our prisoners in their hands it may he
seen in the late action of the rebel
General Beauregard before he aban
doned Charleston. He endeavored to
burn the city to the ground before he
left, and in this endeavor he merciless
' ly exposed the old men, women and
children as victims to his wrath. Many
of these were terribly mutilated,
and hundreds were rendered homeless.
• • • . I s ; weir
vengeance not only on our men, but
upon the fathers, mothers, wives and
children of their own defenders. Their
vengeance and cruelty will recoil upon
their own heads.
NATIONAL JUBILEE.—At a meeting
of merchants in New York city on
Thursday last, it was resolved that
measures be taken to duly celebrate
the recent victories iu a manner corn
mensurato with thograndeur of the vic
tories of the Union Armies over the
Rebel hordes. 1t was voted to suspend
all businesson the 4th of March next,
and that the business communities
and the people of the whole country,
from Maine to San Francisco, be re
quested to unite in fitting demonstra
tions of joy on that day. To this
measure our people will yield their
hearty commendation, and the 4th
day of March, inst., bo devoted as a
People's Union Holiday in rejoicing
over the achievements of our gallant
"boys.' 9s the booming of Sumpter's
cannon in 1861 called the patriot North
into action, let the fact that the Stars
and Stripes float over it once again
inspire the hearts of all into a general
Can the Rebels overwhelm Sherman?
In reply to this interrogatory the
Now York Tribune declares that the
fate of the rebellion now obviously
hangs by a thread, which a decisive
cally, its territory is restricted to .North
Carolina and Virginia; since South
Carolina has been abandoned without
a conteat, while Georgia, Alabama and
Mississippi have been left far in the
rear of Sherman's fearless, triumphant
advance. According to all recognized
probabilities, that leader must ho spee
dily fought and beaten, or the confed
eracy is no more. Hence, the confi
dent and general assumption that the
abandonment of Columbia, Charleston,
Fort Anderson, &c., are details of a
plan, which has for its object the con
centration of nearly all the remaining
rebel troops near the southern border
of North Carolina, there, under the
command of their Generalissimo, to
fall upon Sherman and crush him be
fore ho can be reinforced by Grant.
Supposing this to be the latest rebel
programino, what are the chances of
its successful execution ?
In answering this question, we must
I. Sherman's army consists mainly
of the bronzed veterans who have car
ried the flag of a restored Union in tri
umph from the Ohio to the Atlantic,
victorious on many hard-fought fields,
and worsted on but one—that of the
Chickamauga, where they were out
numbered in the proportion of at least
three to two. Since they started from
Chattanooga last Spring, they have
been checked only in assaults on im
pregnable positions, in fortified moun
tain passes, and have hardly oncoun
tered.an enemy strong enough to com
pel them to form aline of battle in the
last six months. Having unbounded
faith in their loaders and themselves,
they constitute this day the best fight
ing force of their numbers over embo
died 'on this continent.
11. The strength of that army is va
riously computed at 55,000 to 103,000
men; wo call it 75,000. All this is
fighting muscle. It traverses a coun
essentially friendly—for the re
maining population of South Carolina
is essentially negro, and is unanimous
ly imbued with enthusiastic, uncalcu
hating devotion to the Union cause.—
It wastes no- strength in garrisoning
posts or keeping'open lines of commu
nication, but moves right on, with ern
pbatie celerity and confidence. It has
already emerged from the morasses of
the Savannah and the Combahee, and
has attained the middle ground be
tween the-Alleghenies and the lowland
marshes, whore the rivers arc mainly
fordable, the climate' at this season
temperate, and the roads;. generally
111. In cavalry, Gen. Sherman is es
pecially strong, so as to completely
mask the movements of his infantry
and keep the enemy perplexed and du
bious with regard to his intentions.—
Thus he took Milledgeville without a
blow while the rebels were looking for
him both at Macon. and Augusta, 'and
enveloped Savannah while they wore
insisting that he was intent on "escap
ing" by Brunswick, Darien, or Hilton
Head. They, were watching for him
again both at Augusta and Charleston
when ho disconcerted them by turning
up at Columbia. Now they say ho is
moving on Charlotte and Raleigh,
when it is quite possible that he is ma
king for Florence and Wilmington.—
They have so often had him "just
where they wanted him," that ho is
very likely to accommodate them just
so once or twice more. And so long
.as his superiority in cavalry shall be
maintained, it will bother them to
crowd or starve him into a fight which
ho would rather decline.
IV. South Carolina is union by a
large majority, because that majority
is enslaved by the minority; but North
Carolina has a Union majority of
whites in addition to all her negroes.
Of her ablebodied citizens who aro
to-day out of the rebel ranks, at least
two-thirds aro Union, especially in her
western counties. Such inveterate
Whig strongholds as Anson, Montgom
ery, Richmond, Moore, Stanly, Caber- .
rue, Randolph, Iredell, &c., lie in the
way of his advance to Raleigh and their
co le arm-oager._f•n welcome him as
their deliverer from the ferocious dos
potisin which has too long drank their
lifeblood. There is not a rebel in
Richmond who does not know that
North Carolina will declare overwhel
mingly for the Union whenever our
flag shsll be triumphantly unfurled at
All the chances and possibilities of
the campaign have -of course been
weighed by our military chiefs, who
are quite as well aware as their, adver
saries that the Confederacy cannot
afford to lot Sherman penetrate North
Carolina. Gen. Grant knows just how
strong Sherman is, and cannot bo far
out in his estimate of the forces that
can bo gathered to oppose him. lie
is quite aware that the Rebels will
stop him if they can, and that Lee
will send from Richmond to Beaure
gard every regiment he can spare,
probably heading them himself. Bat
the transfer of 50,000 men from the
James to the Pedee, oven with the
help of such railroads as remain to the
' Confederacy, is no light undertaking;
it can hardly be effected in a fortnight;
and meantime Grant's,road by water.
to Sherman is scarcely longer in lime
than is Lee's overland.
On the whole, though the ensuing
month is destined to be most event
ful, and the proSpect is not free from
solicitude, we feel the fullest confi
dence in Sherrnan's genius, and cher
ish high hopes of his unbroken, decis-
IRA fill ce,Clsll3
WAR NEWS SUMMARY,
mGencral Grant reports that since
the beginning of the campaign last
May, seventeen thousand deserters
have come into our lines from General
Leo's army alone.
X& - The interest in Sherman's move
ment is enhanced by his reticence. It
is understood that he deprecates above
all things the publication of his opera
tions, and conceals as much as possible
from everybody in Washington his
plans. Consequently our news from
Sherman at times is very meagre.
gm,. Twenty six guerillas, belonging
to Kinchloe's band, were captured on
the 21st iu a skirmish, near Manassas,
by a detachment of the Sth Illinois
cavalry. Two guerillas wore killed.
Union loss, two slightly wounded.
Mir We have very distinct confirm.
ation of the reported movement of a
part of Thomas' army of Virginia. It
appears that the Yankees consider the
Nashville Department beyond any
contingency of danger. Gen Webster,
Thomas' Wolof staff, with all the offi
cers attachOd to his headquarters, left
Nashville on the 21st of January.—
General Meagher took command of
the first detachment of troops, consist.
ing •of five thousand men that loft
Nashville. The force loft under .com
mand of Thomas consists almost en
tirely of mounted infantry and caval
ry. His work is to open the Alabama
river, from its mouth to its source, in-.
volving the capture of Mobile, Selma,
and Montgomery, the capture of Col
umbus for the purpose of the destruc
tion of the machine shops there, and
destruction of the railway through
Central Alabanda, and the Mobilo and
Ohio railwaY from Corinth southward.
The Wheeling Regiger says it was
currently reported in :that city that
Generals Crook and Kelley were cap
tured by a squad of Federal soldiers
sent to test the condition of the mill,
tary surveillance at . Cumberland.
The story, as told by r‘ member of
the Legislature, was that General
Sheridan had heard that balls and
parties were nightly occurrence in
Cumberland" and that military mat
ters were much neglected.. In order
to test the question ho had planned
the capture of Generals Crook and
Kelly, which plan proved a decided
The now anti-slavery . rule in tho
Methodist :discipline has received in
all the Conferences bat three, 2,519
cotes, against 17 nays; nine .of the
nays have been given by tho
nati Confereneo.. The' 'Ohio and Cen.
tral Ohio ConferenceS voted. unani
mously in its favor;' and the North
Ohio gave one vote against it... The
Indiana, Southern Indiana, and North
western Indiana Conference.% were
unanimously for the new anti-slavery
\k:AR FOR ETON.
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Two-thirds of the City Burned.
The correspondent of the New York
Tribune, writing froni Charleston
Harbor under date of the 18th, gives
an interesting account of the occupa
tion of Charleston by the Union forces
from which we extract the following
particulars, as reported to him by
Gon. Gilmore's Staff:
Early last evening, Brigadier Gen.
Schimmilfonnig, commanding the
Northern District of the Department
of the South, discovered some indica
tions which led him , to believe the
rebels were about to evacuate Charles
ton and its defences, and he accordingly
ordered his pickets and picket-boats
to keep a bright lookout, and report
immediately any movement on the
part of the enemy.
About half-past three a. m„ this mor
ning, a terrific explosion took place in
Charleston which shook every ship
in the harbor and off the bar, and
almost simultaneously with the explo
sion, flames broke out, and could be
distinctly seen in some parts of the
city. It appears the first explosion
took place at the Wilmington Depot,
the fire from which rapidly'commnni
cated with the' adjacent buildings,
causing a general conflagration of all
the dwelling houses in the vicinity,
and it was whilst ; the unfortunate
• - • • bitnete_were trying_in_exltinguish
this fire that the 'second explosion
took place, which resulted so disaster
ously, causing such terrible loss of
life amongst the women and children,
who aro represented as having been
horribly mutilated, and presenting a
spectacle sickening to behold.
About six o'clock this morning Gon.
Schimmelfenning moved his forces up
to and accoupied the city and its de
fences. The formidable earth-works
on Janies Island were found abandon
ed, and the• guns spiked. This dam
age can, however, be easily repaired.
At eight o'clock this morning a de
tachment was sent to take possession
of Fort Sumter, and . -'raise the flag
which General Anderson hauled down
nearly four years ago. At precisely
nine o'clock the flag was raised, amidst
deafening cheers, by one of General
Gilmore's staff. The' flag-staff of the
fort bad long since been shot away,
.and it was necessary to . improvise one
with the oar of a; bOat: •
As fast as General Schimmelfaennig's
forces could be thrown into the city
they worked to put out the fire which,
up to the time of leaving, was raging
fiercely in different parts of the city,
preseoting an appearance of horror
frightful to behold. Old mon; women
and children rushing franctically to
and fro, in an agony of despair at the
Joss.of their homes and the killing and
mutilating ortneir frionds.
The last or rear guard of the rebels
left Charleston at 4 a. m., this morning,
and there are various rumors and con
jectures as to their destination, but
the prevalent opinion ie that they
intend concentrating in the vicinity r•f
Florence, to which point they have
railroad communication from Charles
ton, unless it has been recently des
Drove d by the expedition sent to Bull's
It is impossible to estimate the
amount of cotton destroyed by the rob
old. Several thousand bales were
collectedin- different parts of -the,city
and sot on fire alinost simultaneously
with all the principal depots and ware
houses. There is no doubt the rebels
intended to burn the • city to the
ground, despite of the misery it would
entail on thousands of women, child
ren and old mon, of which class the
inhabitants of Charleston is now al
most entirely composed. It was the
opinion of General Gilmoro's Staff that
in' all probability two-thirds of the
city would be destroyed before the fire
could be extinguished with the imper
fect moans for subduing it, at hand.
It is impossible at this period to es.
timate the amount of ordnance cap.
tured; but, from:the fact that the rebels
left in a great hurry, it is reasonable
to suppose it is very large. Probably
several hundred pieces of artillery
have fallen into our possession., Those
already discovered were not seriously
injured. Great, care has been taken,
and every precaution used, to guard
against disasters arising from explos
ions such as that which took place at
Fort Fisher. Several light draft gun
boats, and other craft, have already
commenced fishing for torpedoes in
the vicinity of Fort Sumpter, and
. gradually fishing them up, and
placing them on Shore.
Admiral Dahlgren was the first
officer to run up to the city, whore he
arrived at about' two o'clock p. m.
Gorr. Q. A. Gilmore followed soon of
ter in the stemaer - W. W. Coif, and
had an interview with Gen. Schim
inelfennig, ho being the first general
cfileor in the city, and being for the
present in command. - It is supposed
that Beauregard evacuated Charleston
in order to concentrate and give Sher
man battle:. Tho remains of the iron
dads were found, which the enemy
destroyed by blowing them up, pre
vious to the evacuation.
The • blockade runner Cyrono just
arrived from Nassau fell into our hands,
and two others were expected to run
in on the night of the 18th. The first
flag over Fort Sumpter was raised by
Capt. Henry M. Bragg, A. D. C, on
General Gilmore's staff, having for a
staff an oar and a boat hook lashed
together. The houses in the 'ewer
part of the city were completely rid
dled by our shot and shell.
The Herald's letter from off
Charleston, on the 18th inst., says,
this morning, as wo lay at our anchor
age, surrounded by blockaders, our
attention was attracted by a vivid
flash illuminating the whole western
horizon, disclosing: in the darkness
innumerable .fragments - flying in .all
directions, followed by, a dohse col
umn of smoke and flame, and BOOD
the report .of the torriblo explosive
shock- 'was discernable in the fleet.
Immediately after. it other fires were
to be soon in several . parts of the city,
and it was supposed that Sherman bad
made his appearance in the rear of
the city or that the enemy were evac
uating , it. Shortly after daylight the
evacuation of Charleston was discov
'eyed by the vidottee on Tames Island.
The agreeable tidings wore immedi
ately communicated to Gen. Schim
melfennig and preparations at once
made for occupation.
At ten o'clock this morning the city
and fortifications. were possesed by a
portion of Gen. Schimmelfennig's
command, from James and Morris
Islands. The time of the evacuation
is not precisely known, though the
picket boats, in the harbor, report an
unusual stir at Fort Sumpter and
Moultrie during the entire night,
and the last troops were reported to
have loft at six in the morning. There
was but one known practical exhibition
of Moscow devotion, and that was in
the ease of a devoted owner who set
his house on fire and took his depart
uro with the roar guard of the enemy.
The portion of the city exposed to our
shells is almost in ruins, and had long
been abandoned by its occupants. The
buildings are either entirely demolish
ed or so much destroyed as to necessi
tate their entire reconstruction. The
streets are filled with rubbish, and here
and there a shell or solid shot exhibits
itself as the agent of such destruction.
CAPTURE QF.FT. ANDERSON.
OUR 'LOSSES VERY SLIGHT.
OFFICIAL FROM ADMIRAL PORTER
Washington, Feb. 22.—The Navy
Department has received the following
from Admiral Porter:
United States Flag Ship Malvern,
Cape Fear River, Fob, 19,--sir ; I have
the honor to report the surrender and
evacuation of Fort Anderson. Gonl
Schofield advanced from Smithville
with. 8.000 men, on.. the-17.th.. -At the
same time I attacked tho works by
water, placing. the monitor Montauk
opposite the works and enfilading with
the Pawtucket, Pacific, Uuadilla and
Poquot, and allowing no more vessels
to get under way. The fort fired
briskly, but was quieted by sunset. On
the 18th, at 8 o'clock, I moved up clo
set., the Montauk leading, followed by
the Huron, 11.011. an, Sassacus, Ponfitu
sic, Moratingo, Senafer, Unodilla, Paw
tucket, Osceola, Shawmult, Seneca,
Wyac, Chippewa, and Little Ada, and
kept up a heavy fire through the day
till late in the afternoon. The enemy's
batteries were silenced by 3 o'clock,
though we kept up fire until dark.—
We also fired through the night. In
the meantime General Schofield was
working in the roar of the rebels to cut
them off. The latter did not wait for.
the army to surround them, but left
in the night, taking five or six pieces
of light artillery with them, and every
thing-oleo of any value. At daylight
this morning some of our troops that
were near by wont in and hoisted the
flag on the ramparts, when the firing
ceased from the monitors. There were
ten heavy guns in Fort Anderson and
a quantity of ammunition. We lost
but three killed and five wounded.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Rear Admiral D. P. PORTER.
Frini'airronr. 60Q. or toe wavy
Why Fort Anderson Was Suddenly Banc
usted—Lieut. Cusliing's Mock Moni-
WAsimrroN, Feb. 22.—1 n addition
to the despatch of Admiral Porter in
relation to the surrender or evacua
tion of Fort Anderson,• information
was received at the same time today
that Lt. Wm. B. Cushing constructed a
• I ,l me-m - r o.oiy.._.rorten.idin g _
ono of these vessels that no difference
could ho detected at a distance of one
hundred yards. On Saturday night,
the..lBo,_at.about 11 o'clock, this ves
sel was taken up to - Within - about...oo
yards of the fort, and sot adrift. As
there was a strong flood-tide she moved
up the river and passed the fort as if
under slow steam. At this time the
army bad worked two-thirds the dis
tance around and in rear of the fort,
and the rebels, no doubt thinking
their communication would be cut off
both by land and water, hastily es
caped by the only avenue open to them,
leaving. their guns unspiked, their
magazines uninjured, &e.
CAPTURE OF WILMINGTON I
Official Report of Admiral Porter
Cape Fear River, U S Flagship Mal
vent, Feb. 22d.—Sir: I have the honor
to inform you that Wilmington has
been evacuated and is now in posses
sion of our troops.
After the evacuation of Fort Ander
son I pushed the gunboats as far as
the water would permit, the army
pushing up at the same time on•the
right and left banks of the river.
After sounding and buoying out the
middle ground at Big Island, I succee;
ded in getting the gunboat over' nd
opened fire on Fort Strong, the work
commanding the principal obstructions
whore the rebels had also sunk one of
their large steamers, the "North East
ern." Our fire soon drove the robele
away from the fort, but now and then
they would fire a shot, one of which
struck the Sassacus below the water
mark and .set her leaking badly.
She. was struck once or twice more
but with no loss of men. That night,
the 20th, the rebels sent down 200
floating torpedoes, but I had a Strong
force of picket boats out, and the tor
pedoes were sunk with musketry. One
got in the wheel of the Osceola, blew
her wheel house to pieces, and knock
ed down her bulkhead in board, but
did no damage to her hull. Some of
the vessels picked up the torpedoes
with their torpedo net. The next
morning .I spread two fishing nets
across the river.
Yesterday evening General AMOR,
with his division, moved within a short
distance of the fort and had a sharp
encounter with the rebels. On hearing
tho musketry, and seeing where our
troops wore, I opened a rapid fire on
the fort and along the enemy's line.—
The fort responded with three or four
shot, but was soon silenced. ' -
This morning we heard that Genl.
Terry was within the works . and -the
road was clear to Wildiington. The
Montauk could not get across the
shoals without lightening, which was
a work of some labor.
I had the pleasure of plaoing the flag
on Fort Strong, and at 12 o'clock, to
day, shall fire a saluto of thirty-five
gubs, this being the anniversary of
Washington's birthday. '
1 am, sir, very respectfullyorours,
Bear Admiral D. D. PORTER.
Hon Gideon Welles, Seey of the Na,vy
Capture ofGenerals Crook and - Kelley.
A Daring and Successful Exploit.
Two Major Generals, Surrounded by
Six Thousand Men, Carried off by
From the Wheeling Register of the
21st we obtain the following particu
lars of the capture of Generals Crook
and Kelly :—From passengers who left
Cumberland yesterday morning, and
came here on the Baltimore and Ohio
train last night, we learn that the cap
ture was a complete surprise, and one
of the most daring feats of the war.
About two o'clock yesterday morn
ing fifty or sixty men entered the
town, leaving their horses about half
a mile from the corporate limits. A
squad of four or five men entered the
telegraph office and arrested, the ope
rator, and informed him that if he
made any resistance or attempted to
give any alarm, hp was a dead man.
The operator was given a seat in one
corner of the telegraph office, and the
men immediately destroyed all the tel
egraphic instruments, batteries, &c.,
and cut all the wires. This accom
plished, they seated themselves and
awaited the signal for departure.
While this work was going .on, a
squad of ten or twelve men, entered
the ReVere House, passed through the
hall unobserved, and went to General
Crook - 's room. The Geueral was in
bed, sound asleep, when his room door
was opened an the men politely in
formed him that they had received
marching orders for him, and gave
him to understand that he was to pre
pare to-leave for Richmond immedi
ately. The General saw there was no
use to offer resistance, and hastily
made preparations for his departure.
He was escorted to the street, placed
on a horse and taken to the outer part
of the town, where he met Gen. Kelley
and Captain Thayer Melvin, of his
staff, who had in like manner been
taken from the St. Nicholas Hotel.
The party were soon joined by the
telegraph office squad, and prisoners
and captors rode off at a rapid speed.
While in Cumberland, the Southern
troops took fresh horses froth the brov
ernment stables and left their jaded
and worn out animals on thp borders of
The telegraph operator was bound
hand and foot, and the door of the of
fice, and all the doors loading there
from, were locked and not until about
an hour and a half after •the raiders
had escaped was the operator able to
give the alarm. Ho succeded in re.
leasing himself, broke open the doors
and hastened to give the alarm. A
force of two or three hundred cavalry
was immediately started in pursuit,
but up to last accounts nothing had
been heard from. them. •
. _ .
There were at thelime between five
and six thousand Federal troops sta
tioned in and around Cumberland, and
that two-Generals quartered in the
very heart of the town could be seized
and carried off, is ono of the strangest
things ever heard of. .
The Federal pickets on duty were
all captured by the raiders, thus pre
venting an alarm being giVen.
It is supposed the force was a por
tion of Harry Gilniore's command, and
that they wished to capture General
Crook as a retaliatory measure for the
capture of their loader.
The town of Cumberland was thrown
into the greatest excitement when the
fact oral° capture became known.
The citizens of Huntingdon and vi
cinity will find it to their advantage
- to - cali - nrld_eeD_H. S. Shafer in Benj.
Jacobs' old stand, befere making their
purchases elsewhere. A liberal dis
count allowed clergymen.
R. M. CUNNINGHAM& CO
Fob. 20, '65-3m. •
Cave Her a. Call.
Mrs. R. J. Sager has taken the Pho
graph rooms lately occupied by Mr.
Birnbaum, and is prepared to give
strict attention to the business. Per
sons wishing photographs should give
her a call and examine specimens of
her work. tf.
~C oal and Coal Oil,
Or, the Geology of the Earth, being
a popular descript!on of Minerals and
Mineral combustibles, by ELI Borax,
Professor of Geology."
This is a book for the times, interes
ting to every reader. For sale at
Lewis' Book Store. Price $2.
US. "Slavery viewed from the Bible
Stand Bola," by Rev. J. 3L.Adair, for
eale at Lewis' Book Store, price 10
cenet. • tf.
B ROWNING'S EXCELSIOR COF-
Whilst trying Coffee (dell the various brands, •
Remember "BROWNING'S EXCLILSIOR"—at the heed It
True, it's not like others tbat are 'SOLD EVERYWEIERB:
A little stretch, we all do know, good goods will easily bear..
(But a stretch like tble,"taild everywhere—is very apt to
Now, I can safely my, without any hesitation,
There's nous like iIIItOWNING'S FACE:U.IUI!" In !We
E killed chemists have not found a Coffee from any Store
Possessing the same ingredient. as dlrowniog's Excelsior.
Nor is there any one, io or out of the Coffee trade,
Who knows the articles from which "Browning's E.:sol
der's" made. • .
I'm told it's made from barley, rye, wheat, beans and pass;
Name a thousand other things—but the right one If you
But with the Coffee•men I will oot hold contention •
For the many, Many tikiuse they say—too numerous to
'MILit they're engaged in running round from atom to
To lure the Current wholesale price of "Browniug's Bz
Some who know my Coffee given perfect satisfaction,
/lave formed a plan by which they hope to cause a quick
The case—'tis with a cow; no doubt 'twill be more—
To name their Coffee alter mine, (Browning's) Excelsior.
dome my their's rho only brand that will' stand a Toady
Now, try:tt little of them which you like the beet.
Never have 1. in your paper advertleed before;
Nor would I now, or ever consent to publish more,
lflike some used by "everybody," "gold everywhere," in
"ovary store. "
A trade like this I do not wish ; the orders I could not fill;
The factory all Jersey's land would take—lsavo not u feat
to till. ..
My trade io not so very large; etllll think I have my
abort', . . , . ,
That, reador, you may root assured, 4 tis slot "SOLD EVEMY
. Manufactured andfor Sate by the writer,
GEORGE L. BROWNING,
No. 20 Market Street; Camden, N. J.
This Coffee is not composed of poisonous drugs It coo
4alas nothing, deleterious; mapy persons use this Coffee
that cannot use tho pure coffee • it takes but one eud a half
ounces to make a quart of good strong coffee, that befog
must one-half tha quantity it takes of Java Cone, and 0,1-
..waye lens - than heir the price. ,
DhALEItB may purchase it in leis Ocotities
thco , the, gross alYpy_brlces from the Wholesale Orocore.
Air 7 Orders by.es ,r WP. m Wholesale Dealers iirdmiktly
ette.cded ditto " : ,r, •
, March 1,1865-31 n.
,T9ll Vfc.niTltia (140 itt t¢l§
• MAJOR GENERAL- HANCOCK'S
FIRST ARMY CORPS OF 'VETERANS
THE BIRNE . Y 81116,20jE.
Full Bounties---No Comthissions.
No Star on our Flag shall ever be Dimmed.
TO THE PEOPLE. EVERYWHERE.
"Rally Round the Flag, boys," and• .
step to the hltu3lo of the Union,
BOUNTIES- - AND
Tho net pay of a Veteran Volunteer in'llancoek's
Corps is, viz . • • •.• . ,
For one year, Government Bounty _ „
City of Philadelphia- -
Monthly Pay from U. S. Uov't $l6 per mouth,
Clothing account yearly •
Ward Bounty (average) • ' • '
City relief for families of vole., $6 per month.
Tho net pay of a ' , Alarm' Volunteer foi two years In
Hancock's Corps is, viz:
Government Bounty • •
City of Philadelphia Bounty.
Monthly Pay. from 11. S. Gov't, $l6 per month,
Clothing account, $42 per year
Ward Bounty (average) -
City Belief for families, $6 per month ,
The not pay of a veteran Volunteer for three yearn in
Hancock's Corps le, via:..
Government Bounty $ 600
City of Philo&}phis tad
Monthly pay trom 11. S. Gov't, $l6 per month.... .. . 676
Clothing account, $l2 her year i 128
Ward Bounty (average)
City relief for families, Viper month.
Organization to Raise the Rrigalle.:
The Committee who bore charge of the ergoatzati4o
the Bolsado ore
0. W. DAVIS.
HENRY 0. HOWELL,
• • DAVID FAUST. -
JOSEPH F. TOBIAS.
SETH B. STITT. .
OBOROB • BULLOCK.
saust•uraz OFFIRA OF Coßwriary
Chief of Dateline Tb2ica of the City of Ph iladaPtili„
TII.I ! ASITELICIL " .
MORTON IRIMIORARL, Jay.
Cashier of First gationat Rink
Tula lutraeog WILL BE 003IPOM 00- TnEgt.
REGIMENTS. One will be raised tinder the direction or
the Corporations of Philadelphia.. Prom these , COMO.
bone the Committee will consist of--
ColonelXllo3lAB A. &WIT, • _ ..
ViCe Pr et ktant of the Pennsylwnia Barad Cfmt.rxm*
Prtrident of the Schuyaill Natigatian
OHARLEBE. SMITH, • .•
President of the Reading Raffroiid tbnipariy,
TIIOiIAS 0. MIND,.
President of thelklawace Mutual lanaianw amtirciny;
- STEPHEN A. CALDWELL, - -
President of Ma First Ncilionak.qanic of, Philneletphia
The . SECOND REGIMENT will be raised under thei di+
rection of the Manufacturers, Merchants, and Broker, of
Philadelphia. The Committee will conslelot-7 •
BARTON 11. ,TENRS,
URN RY LEWIS, Js,. • -.
CIIAS. L. BOMB,
C et a. Boric.- -
JOHN W. REX.TON, ' • '
Of Jay Cooke IA o,,,mpany.
The TIIIItD UF,9III.ENT be rained under dtroctlo¢•.
of theCoroExchango. The Committoo appointad ans— ,
CHARLES KNECHT, ,
Prerident of the Corn '
E. G. JAMES,
JAMES S. PEROT.
TO . VEITEIPANS EIVERYWHE*
Come join us, whether you live in /Maine or /Michigan .
New Jersey, Delaware, lowa, or any other . loyi
All who knovi the gallant nancocs, and all who eye',
served under the . brave Birney, need' o inducetnent to
join 'eta after they have made up their minas . to retain to
the front. &tilde] thle, : tnake yonreolvee recruiting
core, and taiktbe matter over with 'the 416 , 10.:tlirtter.
all you can with you, and yen shallbe- put in the earner
company, and we will have a brigade without Jealousies
or strife.. Think of this, and don't take much time to de
cido. We want to pat things thronghbefore tltfttrut; of
will boappoluted by General Kama. . No one Oak! ay.
ply teeny clue but him. the'Committere cannot take the.
time to decide upon such gueotiom, or . to answer litters-
We want to get the'eoldlein end attend to their
. BENJAMIN FRANKLIM o
Chief of Detedire Patier, Mayor's OM Philadelphia.
From the great mass of official correspondence, : we ese
lect the following, as exhibiting the manner in which the'
Veteran Recruits have beau receivedand proirided for:'
Circulara, giving fall particulars, may be had-at this : of
tke, or at recruiting stations (about to be.orgaideed,) in
different sections of the country : ' •'
Wasnmorow, D. C. tob.lo, 1865,,
Benjamin Franklin, Esg, Chiefqf Ddective
DIY Dealt 8m:. Your detachment of vaterins for the let
Corps arrived yesterday. The : men, without exception;
have been mustered tato the service of the United Mates:
I am very ranch obliged toyon for the L eiertion you have
need toward filling up my corps, and I trust that. the suo.
con you hare thus for met with may be an earnest for"
greater success In the future. ~ •
I em, very respectfully, your obedient servant, - - -
WINFIELD S. PIANCOCB, •,,
dra;for General U. a. Amity, amnion:ling Moitt:,-
• 'II.RADQUAILTZEZ 18T AMR CORPS,
- Weramororr, P 6.13, 1865.
Benjamin .Franklin, Chief qf /trice, Cornerof Fit 14.401
- Chestnut, ?has:kip/liar
Substitutes tor enrolled men donot receive the Govern
ment Bounty. Principals ate exempted frcim draft: Rep!:
resentative recruits receive the Goveruirtind bomity.
unteers,substitutes, and' representative recruits' residing,
in Philadelphia are credited to that city in coming drafts.
Pay commences from day. the ellitlitUlcrit 113 perfected. , ,
Letter by mail.
W, S, iiKopacg lf ajor Gettercgi
It Is expressly understood that :Veterans either of 014
Infant* , eerrice, Cavalry, - Artillery, or - Naval; niay tie
credited to :the City, Town, Oonnty, or TownelliP•Wherrai'
they reside. • •
The following afildarft atone' he amok's.;
Me doineanoi of the recruiter when they et Viesh 4-
ington, and bow they were mustered fn, • -
• WASHINOTON; D. 0., Feb.lo. 18115.
'hereby certify that as a - Notary Public E waa 're.jutre.f.:
to be present at Comp Stoneman,' yesterday tbe,llth,
the occneion of muatenng in of Twentpeight men, in.
milted by teoSamba leranktha, Cbtete£ Debiettvii
Philadelphia. That they wore all'sworn in and califora„,
°On my valiance, .and they acknowledged that they had
been Paid alt of the bonntlee promised them by ]£r4'
further Mote, that MI of the above Men. e4pffitgefA .
tbemeCivee mui satisfied with tbe conduct of Mr. - Franklin;:`
I further say, of my own knowledge,. that efforts weinf
made by persona about the Baltimore depot in Washing- . ,
ton to induce - the men to '
violate their engaghnienta With
Mr. grunklin, bnt to no effect. I aajtnis for the creilltel:l
the minierhose names ore given above... See Cipodar.,
A. G. LAWRIN4C7I, N.dtAry
All Veterans Who desire to hare likeir interests looitd
after without being swindled Ity . sharpers are directed to,
the Recruitlng:Agency, 106 Boutt% Sixth street, "I:Pirren .
Meriviee," where the .111.110 Is to be seen dellY which the
Vetornb la entitled to keep at the expiratierrof Water= or
service, which disci:l4meg aisteerishots per.
All communications on thls sulsket atter this Mr' plena'.
d o n must be brief and to the point. ' Will be picimptiy'
answered b e y aildressieg.
BEINJAMiN FRANKLiN„ .
'Chief Defective Dcryinunt Police,'2lfayor'i - Qtru,f,. Phiecg,
N. If.—No. Loafers, Board? Jumnean, or Cornrxiblalon
Men neod apply, as no dealing will be allowed teldrthen4
,s3r !lt:ercomtter, that each veteran will be aupplied with
a pataatepreacil loading riQe, that can be. fired of eliltea
t.l l 4 o .g,fer ..":