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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1863
Hon. Myer Strome.
"The Miners' Journal of Pottsville,
and the Courier of Lebanon, contain
van attack upon the .Than. Myer
&rouse, member of Congreas from
this District, which is as -unjust and
uncalled for as it is false and toali
f;eious. The faets of the -CaSO are sum-
Vply these : Hon. S. S. Cox °Milo
-introduced a resolution into 04 house
-of Congress calling upon the Presi
rldent to adopt measures to secure an
' , immediate exchange •=of F'prisonerfy
now In the hands of the rebels:—
This resolution the Black Reptibli
'cans determined should not pass.and
0 in order to accomplish their purpose,
' , -Wasliburne of Illinois, ';amended it
• by inserting a elause4in , the resolm•
tion endorsing the - Statesmanship.
and humanity of the present reckless,
Mr. Strouse voted against the Amend
ment of Mr; Washburne and in favor
of the original resolution calling for
-•an immediate exchange of prisoners.
If he had done less the Democratic
party of this Distrist would have dis
owned him: We are pleased to re
-cord the fact that the Democratic
members of Congress have too much
r regard for principle to in any way el:1-
i ~dorse the conduct of Lincoln's admin.
istriation,-and tge time is not far dia
~taut when some of the most. blatant
. —abolitionists will be ashamed to ILO
knowlethie that they ever endorsed
- tkelligh crimes and outrages which
--ghave•been committed against Consti
Autional liberty. What member of
Congress who has one spark of.De
mocraey in his composition would or
• could vote for such , a miserable.apolo
-,gy for an administration.
Latest War News.
• The raid upon Catlett's Station in the
....,rear of ; General Meade's army on Sunday
,last, was but the precursor of another
• more successful one, on Wednesday
. night. About twenty miles from Alexan.
• dna, the Orange railroad is crossed by
~Pope's Run. The bridge Is abouf one
• Amndredleetlong, and at six o'clock on
tWednesday, evening, the guard at this
,Npoint was attacked by the Confederate
cavalry, eight hundred strong. The
guard being but a single company of
infantry, were-,quiekly captured and the
, •buraoted.t-The•enerny then began
‘bridge and had done so for some two
lam when they were met by a reinforce-.
ment sent from Fairfax. It was exces
, sively . dark and raining in torrents, and
after firing a few volleys the opposing
forces rested on their arms for the night.
Communication between Meade,s army
and Washington is thus cut off and his
supplies obstructed. No information can
be procured from the Rapidan and the
real extent the dignage done is not
known. Pope's Run is a short distance
..east of Bull Run.
ine,details which reach us of General
rLongstreeramovementaon Monday last.
represent the 'Federal defeat as far more
serious than .was anticipated. General
Willcox commanding the Federal force
has retreated .to Tame% eight miles,
south of Cumberland Gap, leaving the
road open to Knoxville. General Long
street has made a sudden advance upon
that place, and on Wednesday was fight
ring,at Blairs Cross Roads, •but- twelve
?miles .east ofKnoxville. The- citizens of
The town - were geeing' to the mountains.
As a large portion of Sherman's command
has returned to Chattanoogo, General
Longstreet is by this time seriously
threatening Knoxville from the east: Af
fairs in that quarter are being rapidly re
stored to their old condition.
General Grant's army at Chattanooga,
was preparing winter quarters; a Confed
crate ammunition train between Chatta
nooga and Knoxville had been destroyed
rtomrevent.ite failing into the hands of the
The Federalvenboatt Daylight, one of
the Wilmington -blockading fleet, has
been destroyed. A blockade runner had
been chaSed ashore, and the Daylight
very impudently ventured too near, when
a shot from Fort Fisher, a Confederate
battery on shore, exploded her magazine,
destroying the vessel and killing most of
her officers and crew.
A confederate raid from South Western
Virginia to Kentucky, resulted in the
capture of forty•six federal prisoners. and
two hundred and fifty horses. Seven
hundred thousand dollars worth of prop-
Arty and Aix hundred l end fifty small arms
were destroyed. Ten Federal soldiers
were killed; the Confederate loss was two
The U. S. brig Ferry was recently
matured by the Rebels in the neighbor
hood of Charleston. No particulars are
CO" Secretary Seward, in his speech
at Auburn ; made the express avowal
that those who elected Lincoln "will
not acquiesce in the election of an.
other in 1884 without bloodshed."—
Ilow is this better than Jeff. Davis.—
Dasois dissented from Lincoln's eke.
tion because he knew that the aboli
tionists anticipated the destruction of
ITouthern interests, and Seward dia.
- —Bents from the defekt of Lincoln be.
. - "catise be' knows that it anttisipatet
the destructik36 of abolitionism.
BANN .ROBBERY. -AND MI:MOM—The
m: a jden Bank orMassat hintetts. near lios-
ton. was enteredat noon on Tuesday, and
the sea of the Pres'Went being alone there,
'vas' murdered, and the Bank robbed of
about-85,M.. The murdered boy was
the son of. B. C. Conyerse; and ivits only
'seventeen yeast eVage!
INFIDELITY DiitvIPOIT I
A UNITARIAN CHAPLAIN TO'' HE U. 8.
The' Congress of the United
States, last week, cleated 'Mr.
Channing, a Unitarian preacher,
as their Chaplain, over Bishop
Hopkins, of Vermont, an Episco
pal' Minister. The former is an
Abolitionist and the latter a-Dem
ocrat. The courier endorses this
action of its party, it being in keep
ing with its well known principles
~"duty to God and common
morality;" with no kindly word
for the divine origin of Christ and
him Crucified.: is. it. possible
that, the rank and flie - )SP ghat' par-
ty eck endorse an action of 'Con
gress which passes by orthodox
minister of the Gospel in all the
Evangelical denominations, and
deliberately elects an Unitarian
clergyman as their Chaplain—a
man whor - 'denieeL the. doctrine of
the Trinity, and deridesrt+ie divini
ty of Jesus" Christ --4 t is even-so,
Wa.do..not say that- they -ehoulld
have ;.4etted Bishop Hopftirw or
;any other rbkiiitian Mintster of
Democratic prineiiks, [although
they did go farther and fare worse,]
in preference of one of their own,
but we do say that they should not
have ignored Christ by taking one
who maintains that Jesus of Naza
reth is a mere man—that he is no
divine—not God as Mt. Chan
ning and his sect of Unitarians do.
It may be true that Mr. Channing
is a, "gentleman of refined educa
tion" and a very good.hater of
slavery, but he is just. the man
that Washington, in Ms farewell
address, guarded "the people a
gainst; when be saicl—"Whatever
tnayle-coneeded to the influence'
of , refined -edueation on minds of
peciiliar structure, .reason and ex
perience both forbid us to expect,,
that national morality can preva,
in exclusion of treligious prinei
pie." And.what xis religion with
onthristianity, in this age—in
this country ? Ve put the ques
tion to the Christian people of this
county. What will become of
Christianity when almolit every
other pulpit is reeking with har•
argues of war and blood,—when
the plainest precepts of Christ are
ignored,--when the American
Constess -accepts from ths_No2;t l
Triaigran - a - - I,EVEIiaIMCM" imurels a
Chaplain of -their peculiartviews-?
The New England States contain
over 200 Unitarian churches andi
about 130,000,mernhers of that de
nomination, .and to, that influence
the Christian principles of the
whole Union :are made subser
vient. And what are these reli
ligiouscrinciples thus held up and
endorsed by - fhe Congress of the
United States, and of whose ac
tion, in this particular, the Courier
is so :lavish in its praise ? They
reject the •doctrine if the Bible
and that of the 'Orthodox 'Church
in all ages, that the Messiah is
God and man in one person.—
Hence, according to their teach
ing, we have only a human Sa
vionr,.aoreature like ourselves, on
ly with superior endowments.—
This doctrine is most dishonorable
to the Redeemer of the world, to
God the Father who sent him,—
is blotting the Sun from the moral
universe, andis one of the very
worst forms of infidelity. Reject
the divinity of Christ, and you re
ject the entire Christian System,
for without a divine head and cen
tre, it is without meaning and
without power. We are earn
est in this matter. We are aware
that we do not our whole duty to
our Redeemer, gout we !believe in
him, trust in 'Lim, and hspe to be
all right, and ferthat reason, when
we see his curse jeopardizes we
sound the alarm. We see irreli
gion all around us—we see it at
the very altars erected to his glory
and praise—we see it insidiously
sapping and undermining the
Word itself—we see his anointed
agents faithless, and now, can it
be, that God and this Christian
nation shall be insulted by a Uni
tarianTreaching. and praying his
God-and-Christ -insulting, heresy
before our American Congress !
Such is one 'more of the bitter
fruits of abolitionism and its twin=
sister infidelity. The times are
out of joint, and we can only pray
that reason may soon again return
to the whole people of - our unfor
far The-Chesapeake, recently cap
tured by confederates after leaving
New York, was recaptured in Brit
ish Waters, near Halifax. But three
Of the confederates were aboard at
the time of the recapture, the others
having taken to the boats. Thoee
that:r,erniind were rescued mob
,The British . afithoritie . ,e
THE MING itHIAFT.
As correct inforiniitiohin regard
to the coming Draft iS desired, and
very hard to get at, the following
statement will prove of interest to
those interested. It was prepared
previous to the 20th inst., when
the impression - prevailed that all
entitled to exemption from - -any
cause whate-Ver must appear dti
or lAR:ire that day, - arid claim
01 . ily certain Claims eoriatcfbe: heidd
then, and which we,presume will
be heard anytime before the draft,
viz :-Ist, alienage; 2d, non-resi
dence ; 3d, unsuitableness of age ;
4th, manifest permanent physical
debility ; sth, persons now in the
military service of the United
States, or who have been discharg
ed since\Marai , 3d,-1.863. The fol
ing statement *ill • Ishovv"4liat -ea
ses are being heard befote' and
what are laid over until after the
persons are drafted. -
Only Support, am—There eases are not beard
7,i,Wisr-7 - IAISS7C-fro - no - rx - ero—uo-rtiv -, :bss
drafted. St•will be well for those interested to
remember that a mother (in the eyes of the law)
is not a step mettle, mother in law,"or a grand
Electionoof Parents.-Where two or more
sons are suldeeted tu'ereft;The father orwidowed
mother marelte fWhildt" one sfittill'he exempted.
This claim"must be put in . before the draft, and
will not avail after a draft is made. If one or
more is enrolled in some other district, a certifi
cate of the Board of Enrollment to that effect
should accompany the paper. Those exempted
from the last draft for thieeartse need not file
new papers now; their names will tot go into
the wheel in January.
Two Brothers in Serviee.Thette cases will
be beard after the draft is made, and the applies.
dons should state the name of each brother, and
the company and regiment he Is in, as they
must be seat to Washington city for examination
by the 'War Department. Unless the brothers
are "of the same family and household," this
will not exempt. Commissioned officers do not
count in this ease.
In Service March 3d, 1863.—A11 these are ex
empted and placed in the third class, on produc
ing their discharges, and showing they are the
persons enrolled. This should be done before
the draft, but may be done afterwards.
Aliens.—These should apply now but if draft
ed, their claim, if well founded, will exempt
them. If already exempted for alienage they
need not apply again. Those exenrpted for. th ia
ea use from 'the Itt.te•lra f fired-n(4 renew their
liver "PortyilVe irtrik ender 'Tvriiriti'Years of
Age.—These may apply, now. In alreases, the
age , f)alltelfiretqfPllsly toot determines whether
they are or are rrbt' liable. 7A. man "svhs - was not
twenty - until 'Jaly . '2d Is mot liable to draft; a
'matt 'Who became over forty 'five on the 2d of
`July is. Wher a family record, certificate of
birth or baptism, "wanderbech," or other record
can 'be 'produced, it saves time and trouble to
' bfing 'it, assitis the very best evidence of age.
Those exempted on age last draft need not renew
Over. Thirty five and Married.—Tbe same
rule applies as in previous paragraph. Those
who were "over thirty five and married" en the
lit of July are exempt--nOt those who have mar
ried since, or since become over thirty five - years
of age. These already exempted for this cause
are now in the second class, and need not apply
again, as they will not be affected by this draft.
Nort-Beeidents.—This refers to those who did
not reside in• the district at the time of the last
enrollment, or on the first ofJ uly. Inst. They
should apply now to be stricken off, and bring
evidence (a certificate of the primer Board) that
they are enrolled at their proper residence.
Those already exempted forth is cause need not
rt-r-WieqiiraMilitl223.hurtren its 01 ot ~VIJI3-111'
- ftchielass of persons may have their names strick
en off by filing proper - evidence of the facts.
Physical Disability.,--Those already exempt.;
•e'd 'for physical disability need not apply. 'oth.
Cr' enrolled -persens may be extol:Limas:l - whore the
iernadifest and permanent. 'Alen - suf.
'feting from epilepsy, lung, liver or hearailSettse;
or othbr iitectious tit the 'kind,' need not'apply
Persons who were heretofore drafted nail put
in substitutes, paid commutation, were exempted
by reason of physical disability, ‘te., need not
give themselves any concern about the coming
draft, their names being out of the wipe]. It is
hardly probable that any person having val!d
claims for exemption will be refused to he heard,
either before or after the draft; still, it is a
safer plan to apply before, if •ihe'claim is one
hat so requires.
IKr The Amendments to the 'Draft
Laws now before Congress repeal'
the-$3OO ex-ernption clause and con
solidate the two classes.; that is,
makes-ail between 20 and 45 liable to;
draft at once. Persons procuring
substitutes are'to be exempted from
any future drafts during the time for
which' such substitute has boon ex
empted- If Congress would vrottilo
itself to bring the war to a close it
would be a thousand times more ac
ceptable to the people than oppress.
ing them by dratt i L to, free the ne
Late advices from Washington
state that, it is understood that the
majority of the Committee on Milita
ry Affairs in the House are opposed
to repealing the 'commutation clause
of the Enrollment Act as reported
from the Senate Committee.
Thp administration at
Washington, and Congress, care
more to free the negroes than to re
store the Union. Ail their - actions
prove this. Crongsress — arterst -- ptro-'
posed and the -administration ap
proved of it, that "the war ought
not to be waged for eilv purpose
of conquest or . subjugation : our
purpose not being to overthrow
or interfere with the rights or
established institutions of those
States, but to defend an& maintain
the supremacy of the Constitution,
and to preserve the onion with
all the dignity, equality and rights
of the several States unimpaired ;
and as soon as those objects are
accomplished the war ought to,
cease." Every resolution 'of that
character that is now irktroduced
is voted down by them. This shows
that they would rather free the ne
groes at the expense of the Union,
then restore the Union and leave
the negroes where and as they are.
White men's interests, in their es
timation, are of less value than
the black man's.
President Lincoln is recovering from 'a
slight attack For variolold., •
The government has been freely bled
for the last three yeare; but this is the
`first timelt ever had the small pox,
SEtiATORS OF THE,ONITED STATES TAK-
Senator Hale of New 'Hampshire,
one of the most ' loyal and patriotic' ,
of the abolitionists, was obliged last
week, td confess in open Senate, that
he bad taken bribes of $3,000 to use
his influence with that other pink of
' , loyalty-and patriotism," Secretary
Stanton, for : the release of tWo prison
era from the Old Capitol prison at
Washiagton. These "loyal and pa
triode-rapscallions—and none are
worse than these very inen, Hale - and
Stanton—go in for •a suspension of
the habeas illerpus and military ar
rests,—bavet their agents scouring the
country arr e sting "copperheads, trai
tors, seeessipnibts, sympathizers," &c.,
ostensibly t, "suppres3the rebellion,"
but in realty to make money out of
their tyra+ and the woes of those
at their meey. Is it not astounding
that the pe ple can still remain so
blind as tits to - see 'that ' they have
been deeeiv d by" -the adtninikttalion,•
and that th object for, which this'whr
was eornmenviiis "lrely lost sight
for the purposes of• (abolitionism and
making moue'. Looloht it. Hale
is a senator and vote , to give despot
it) power into the t ads of Stanton.
Stanton, for his "<# fr'revengee and
politicst purposes, l ilts the bastiles of
the land with those who refuse to
shout Braises to itils yratrny. Halo
and Stanton are oho s, Stanton ar
rests, and hale fo 3,000, or any o
ther paying sum, p,+ urea from Stan•
ton their release .be he spoils are no
doubt divided. It] • s not been de
veloped how many rtners there are
in the arrangement eat the fact that
those higher in po r have not been
t: 1 1
beyond suspicion eretoforeonakes
it in no wise impro able -that these,
too, may have a nd, in it. Mrs.
Grinshaw 'and Bo have heretofore
'figured not very en bly. 'Bilt them
matters were swogt i d over by "103 al
y and patriotistn4d so will these.
Awl:Congress re-a; mbled on Mon
day of last week. yi liousere'enain
ed in session until T raday and the 1
Senate untillFriday when they ad-
journed oveq to Mon y of this week.
In th&: - Senaie notice 'as given of a
bill to exe4t cler men from the
action of the'•onserip n act. A bill
,teas also intr. ducedlt tribe the $3OO
clause from e eat 4 et,lo consoli
date thelw craSSei,', d to "increase
the pay" ofle rankl nd file of `the
The f4lowl resolutions
were offered by , i'r. fWood, of New
York, and vlte do i • by the obeli
.t I 0 rii--.:::- ., xi A, Rea- t hat they
, ey--i,,,--I, l 4llTit ' igtkttielT Ilk _ll_B:V.Te: I e..;
t !but arc def i ne -i f 4reep up th6', l
i wrnefat:nicmertnt - g ttntl pdlitfeal
I •purpose :--- i
Whereas ' the Presid
ered to thts nuse o
recoratnentlation ro eh
their places of sooribip
for'reeent victories, ale
has g ined ltnpUtan t a
gas ; and tibireas,"in v
no longer beneath Or
our safety to 'estate .
becoming a great ad . p
ingln the insurgents
thetnion witbout im
powered to open ndgoti
at Itiehaiend, to the
Union be restored upot
laity , firth *duality and
tto 'the nigger wer
them an 'arnendm
States. A reso
was voted down,
intended for the
poor show in th
SEW - Senator
a reply to a spe ,
his party friend,
Davis made the,
to be taken by t,
ets and thieves.
was obliged to
ate that be took
ing that they w
tally as he infe
nale is 'loyal
loves tire " ireig:•
De..,From G n
we learn that 01
year in "eras
in other wo
ministration , •
era say it is,i
on to furnish
next years kil
ing. 255 wit !
every day, w
ows and o
woes, for car
era that be.
stoner of In
ed that a
subject to s
"inland :IEI f
penalties fo al
is from $lO 1
'notes, (Sta.,- a
proper eta n,
following are the Receipts anci t
Expeßlitnres of the State of Pen nsyl.
vania fbr: 'the' fiscal Tear just closed .
SUMMARY OF ‘. Trlli Ilsesont AT THE STATE TREASURY,
FROM TUE IST DAY 11l
_eEold6Eft, 1862, TO TUE BOTil
DAY OF NOVEMBER, 180, BOTH PATS INCLUSIVE.
Lands# $ 18,457 03
Auction contmiseionsl4,sB-2 45
Auction duties.. 39.065 37
Tax on bank dividends * 228,299 C 6
Tax on corporation stocita;,..... 438,622 96
Tax on real and personal estate, including
1 4 mill tax 1,733 401 91
Tavern licenses 215,288 09
Retailers' licenees 192,347 11
POll lere' licenses 1,166 10
Brokers' licensee .. 9,200 75
Theatre, circus and menagerie licenses 2,136 90
Distillery . and brewery licenses 7,558 91
Billiard room bowhiet saloon, kc., licenses 4,847 53
Eating bnuse, beer house, kc.,licenses...o. 16,266 42
Patent medicine licensee 1,14250
Pamphlet laws 179 40
51illitia tax 5 545 35
Millers' tax 661 68
Foreign insurance agencies..... 41,830 74
Tax on writs; wills, deeds, 40 * * 61,129 96
Tax on certain offices 12,424 88
Collateral inheritan , e tax /87,002 39
Tax on enrollment of laws 6,810 60
Premiums on charters - 15,644 85
Wyoming canal company bonds redeemed. 281,000 00
Tax on tonnage, commutation of 360,000 00
Banks paying interest equivalent to coin.. 3,004 74
Escheats. - 1,080 00
Free banking system,— ..... ........ ........... 6,378 92
Dividends on bridge eioit.e. •^•. ... .... 100 00
Pennsylvania railroad company toil No,
Refunded cash, ordinary
Refunded cash, military -
Taxt onii)e loans
ickf ........ .....
AnnuflxV rfgft"arsvitY •
Hues aud'ferye fureti .
United Stateefilmiermnent,V...,,, ...
Tax on lirokiera and piivatwbatikers.::..::A.
_'eee of , thri pUblic 'offices
A bill amendatory 9f,the, Internal
Revenue act is in course-of` prepara-
Aion, Which Ms the policy of the gov
':ertiMe'itt to urge through Congress
obtain the expected increase of reve•
nue as early and as fully as possible.
The general purpose of the bill is to
increase the taxes on luxuries, and
particularly on whisky and tobacco,
and to cut off some of those on fleece
-Bayles Of small value embraced in
Schedule C. The increase of the tax
es on whisky and tobacco will proba
, lily be considerabla larger than was
recommended in the reports of the
Commissioner and Secretary.
ADDITIONAL TAXES SUGGESTED.—
The Clonkmissioner of Internal Reve
nue in his report recommends the
importance of a tax upon malt, or an
enlargement of the tax upon malt
quors at 81,50 per 'barrel. A ta7. Of
two cents on artifiall mineralVa
tors, soda waters, sarsaparilla - Waters,
and"other beverages Of likeltiritf-usu
ally sold in bottles ;• ef two 'cents per
dozen if of a half a pint orless ; of
-I sour cents of those of a pint, a cent per
•`bottle of larger capacity ; sold in grey
6..,h,er way, five per cent. ad valorem';
increase of tax on auction sales to
crne'fourth of one per cent; tax on
sta'ughtereeltninials -of '3O cents a
'head on horned cattle more than
eight weeks old ; of five cents on
calves of eight weeks old and less ;
and of ten 'cents on atVinve.xceedlng
50 pounds in weight. The taxation
of productions tnanufactures used or
consumed by the producers ormanu
facturers, being articles of commercial
value, 'and which Nvould be taxable
In addition 'to - the above the Sec
retary of the Treasury recommends
a tax on bank note eirculation - df
2-5 per cent- on distilled liquor 60
! cents per gallon ; on tobacco 20 cents
ONLY A JOKE. ! per lb on leaf, and 5 to 12 cents on
the:Lkew_. Orleans Era,
.saJts nig.ht _be-..Lno u actured according to quality ;
Gore-lest,-lest, at lhP „„r Air 'tc one a 0h,._7-A-p-Au--.74. o ekci,;it; tic"
cir - me - Ttfie Minstrels 'propounded, the:fel- vitref items
loWint'efinbnclrurn : Why is the Presi.
Balance in the Rate Treasury, November
80, 1862, ...... $2,172844 10
Depreciated funds in the treasury, una
SUMMARY OP VIE PAYMENTS AT THE STATE TREASURY
PROM TIIS IST , DAY 'OP DECEMDER, 1862, TO THE 30T11
DAY OP NOVEMBER, 1863, Doris DAYS ISOLOSITS
Expense of Government.' $446,456 85
Military expenses, ...... 4,312 50
Pennsylvania volunteers in the - late war
Military expenses for the defence of the
State and - Union per act of May :5.1861
Military expenses for• the defence of the
State and Union per act of Aprill6,lBB•2
and paid out of the appropriation Of
May 15. 1861
Military expenses for defence, &c., per act
of - April 1/, 1863, and paid out of the
appropriation of May 15, 1861
Military expenses for defence, &c . per act
of April 22, 1868, and paid outof the ap
propriatiou of May 15,1861, &e
Pensions and gratuities, ordinary..... ..
Pension, under the act of May 15, - 1861
Charitable institutions ............ ...............
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society..
Farmers' liigh.School of Pennsylvania.....
State normal schools
Philadelphia school of destd thewousen..
Comtnisssioners of the
Slaking timid viz: I.7ene,
Other payments— 6,803' 31
Darnanes on the public works and Old
State .... ........
Public buildings and grounds
House of refuge..
Free banking system
Atri ement of State tax........
51 orcautile appraisers
Balance in the Treasury
1863, available . • ' .. .. 12;147;331 To
Depreciated funds in the tielisury
dent•Orthe 'United Stales like an owl in
the r fl time ?"--It was, of coo rselttv'eh
up" by the rest of the band; when
"Bones" gave the awer, "Beeatve he's
in his message ileliv•
'qth inst.; an'd in his
ive thanks to God
I that the! trn inn rause
f these triumphs, it is
ty nor dangerous to
ful people, by offer
ort'unily to return to
.upon, them degrad•
teat betegtibsted to
s, who shall be em
!with the authorities
that this - bloody, de.
hull'aease; and the
is of ahhity, (rater
ence, a parolled Union prisoner, named
James Johnson, AR longing to a Connecti
cut regirrieht, said in a low voice, "Ete
ca.use tts a d—d fool. An atmroffleer
ovethehrd'ilte'terhark and had-him arre%t
ed. The - soldiersaiii`he was not talking
*to 'tire . difider and was only joking to a
friend, 'tint still lie vas sent to prison for
SO - The civil law, in eases`dl slander
prosecution, allows the iftith to be-given
, oduced, among
p the Constitu
"ry in all the
lireVidenee, but the military law it seems
does not. ""speaking disrespectful" of
Abraham the Ist is a high crime,'still
Were are a good many people even in the
North who care no more for him than
ot,, anything not
et 'stands but a
they do for any other "fool."
21}Er Fort Sumter, after having been
.'demolished" about twenty times,
made a "heap of ruins" as many times
more, been "destroyed" a score of
times, and made "utterly uninlyabita
ble" times without number, has just
been suhjeet to another calamity e.
qually as bad, probably, as any of the
former. This time it is consumed by
"Fire." On the 11th inst.: tho fire is
said to have taken place, and "ten
rebels - were killed and twenty wound
ed from -some unknown cause !"
jst week, made
)f Mr. Davis' of
he said that if
.a as bad as .slr.
ey were not fit
nd by ickpoek•
days after be
:s in open Sen
s, of $3,000 to
nprs, Oars prov-
i l ip can and res
t is well that
; Vristi . and
41 e ' , aneroid soon
0 rota the Sen.
o s daring the
le 'rebellion," or,
ti. 62,7i0 mein,
ssing. Is the
odor? The ad-
"the authorities of a number of
towns .in.. Massachusetts propose to
Sill their 'quotas of volunteers by re
cruiting contrabanda from Virginia
and other BorderStatcs,awd aYtange - -
ments to this end have, in several
- cases, nearly reached completion."
ner Yes, Massachusetts, and the
Yankee States 6[161114, will get out
of the draft some way by yankee
tricks. The nekt thing we will bear
will be that their quotas rare full, all
the Biggers in the south being credit
ed to them by the yankee "govern.
ment" at -Washington. Bet Pensyl.
vania, and other honest states will
have to go nn 'drafting every sixty
e laical preach
d ing is, going
e :2 770 men for
70 ding and ll:deis
m re destroyed
• ting the wid.
The caucus met at the
Capitol to night, and remained in.
session several hours. It was largly
attended, those present including sev
eral Border State members: 4 Sena
tors Harding, Davis and Powell, and
Representatives Mallory and Grinder
were present. A committee was ap
pointed to confer with tbe National
Democratic committee relative to the
time of holding the next National
Democratic Convention: A general
interchange of views showed much
harmony and unity among all the
members. Another meeting will be
held on Monday next, and meetings
will also be continued during the ses
ing e stamp
), a in addition
rtb -without the
FINANCES OF PEN N SYLVANIA,
—The joke took. . But one of the andi
THE DANCEIiOING ON.
W AAIUN °TON , Dee. 19.—The Presi
dent and Mrs. Lincoln were "at
home" this afternoon, receiving the
efriecrs (if the Russian liect,.rnerribers
of the Piihinet and of both Houses of
Congrei3o; Justices„ of the Supreme
gentlemen and gentien - couneejed with
the Diplomatic Corps. The Marine
Band was ill,
good humor prevailed.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 9.--Laat night
Mrs. Banks, gave a reception at her
residence, and it was said to have
been a very brilliant and
affair; the petits comprised.'the - .elite
of the. city, and army and navy and
the consuls, and the officers of the
LEBANON, Dec. 21—This morning
the vvife Of a seldier,, Geoige Shultz,
Company D, 93d Regiment, P. :V.,
was found dead in a house in Hill
Street,; near P,lank road; it is sup
posed she died from exposure and in.
temperance: She was buried at the
2006 S 2
THE INTERNAL REVENUE ACT.
30'22 b4t L84
0,2E19 '451 65
41,0 2 00
125 53 79
94 . 412 1 11
1 D 4 64
.6,0 4 29
• ONE THOUSAND .110R§ES LOBT..—A
stampede of horses . Wtely took place
at CampStoncraa.n, below Vashing
ton'city, which resulted in one thou•
sand of the animals being drowned in
the Potomac. They cost Ilie`Govern
ment $145 a head, so that their loss
anaonnts to sl4s,ooo—blit that's uotb
WOODEN WEDDINCS.—WOOdeD wed
dings arc getting to he the 'di der of
the day. They are celebrated on the
first anniversary of the marriage,
while the tin wedding is celebrated
on the tenth; the silver on the twenty
fifth-, and the golden on the fiftieth
anniversary. One of the new fangled
concerns took place in the north west
a few .aayB ago. The gifts were wa
ter,pails - and Cradles, elothes-pins and
boot jacks, wash-tubs, and rolling-pins
potato-mashers and rat-traps, beef
steak maulers and match-safes, sugar
boxes and wash boards, wooden trum
pets and jumping jacks, wooden shoes
and glove streebers, cord wood, km.
mg. Mrs. Christiana Craig, widow
of Benjamin Craig, Esq., dee'd., died
in Carlisle on Monday evening last,
at the advanced age of almost 101
years. She would have completed
her 101st year on Christmas day, and
was, most probably, the oldest resi
dent of Cumberland county.
():::r We learn from Fortress Mon
roe that. about eight o'clock on
Wednesday evening the hospital in
Fort Yorktown took fire. The fire
communicated to the bakery, and a•
bout half past obt'o'clock a maga
'zine exploded. The fire continued,
causing the frequent explosion of
shells during- the night. At four o'
clock Th amity morning anotfier ex
plosion took place. 'Several Valid
ings were 'destroyed. Tire loss is
The WilMlngton, N. C., pager's are ran
of advertisements offering for sale by the
cargo goods which.have run the blockade.
Sugar is selling for three cents a pound;
owing to the immense quantity on hand:
All the railroads from Wilmington are
at work night and day, to the exclusion
of all other Inisiness, conveying supplies
to the rebel army and goods into the inte
rior. Over two hundred steamers and'
vessels b'elonging to different hitt are
engaged in running the blockade into
this one port. Governor Vance says ii
his recent tn - enage that the Stale Of
North C'arolina (*bich is largely 'engaged
in this bnsiness) ha's i'ec'e,ivecl clothing
enough through this channel to clothe.
her troops to January, 1865.
re., Why Should the highest apple
on a tree be a good one ? Ans.—Be
cause its a Inip•top" apple.
A man attempted• to spell •crock.
ery,' and proceeded thus—krangh
"Io sixty-one, the war begun
In sixty-two, tt was half through ;-
In sixty-three, the niggers were free
In sixty-four, the war will be o'er.
In sixty-ooe your party swore,
In sixty days ttrould all be Vet
ger On the 2d Tuesday of last October
3658 "loyalists" in Lebanon county,
voted for a 'vigorous prosecution of-the
war"—since then there has been just
000,000, of them enlisted to prosecute it
MOE subscriber will offer at public sale, on the
1 premises, on
SATURDAY, December 26, 1863,
that valuable TAVERN STAND, situate on the corner
of Plankrotte and Oumberland-streets;in the borough
of Lebanon. The building,: la 2% stories high, with
jr . liitehen attached-and an Oct Etteben. The
building m . ,, i.
Carriageiarg;ha:l ll l:r4ißi, 4 i.4" , f7n s eTt
" failing water. large CISTERN, &e.,, on the
premises. The LOT fronts 06 "feet on Otrinber, and
street, and 195 feet on Plank roIUL L This - Is an ea.
celient Property and commands a large and Durum.
ing patronage. . .. . "
Sale to commence et ' I o'clock , -ff.lE., when terms
will be made known by
Lebanon, Dec. 9, 11158,
~ . ,
1 10116MRSUANT to an Order of the .Raixs' Veger of
I A. LEEN:VON Cu luwtiy r dB be ewpoe'.. to- SALE... by
pimple. yE1440. 4.114.-,q), - ,ITT9RY,
• On.:FRIPA-Y;44,54W414,: : : 4 11•86f,t2r
at 1 O'clock in thie‘afteftweb ea' that tlialt,it • •,cept-' , es.
image, tenement and'utiever lami,"eibgete- in "PAM -
Hanover TowndliP. LelmOoP . County, onthpilieriie•-
Imre and ,/onesblien R oad 1 Pa& from liniber's•Tae
e, adjoining lands . of '. - ital..," ,_'7'
uhilch , : o 1 1/W - 9 11 '
hula; John Cameron and Sainte:. LIWI.ox - 4 . 1. 41 .;
containing 136 Acres of which 13- ACrea,„ Ms ltra.
• 'OAK TIMBER. The AniOrassibenie
.......,- 4 . erected thereon are a Log lir=
•'' 1 , Boarded HOUSE, . - with a r
.:, ,; •. • : KITOIIEN . , also a largefißtudi- ilAler„
•• _ -' , 'Wagon Shed, Corn CRIB e. tlinev
'•=`'-'"--•- --'-'- 'a' - er failing. SPRING ofr - Water s and a
good SPRING HOUSE' is near the building.
The land is in a good state of cultivation. , A Sue
°BERARD, any amourit of I•II.ISTONE'on the premi
lies -,' also, a fine Stream - of WATRit,-.called„t‘Reed's
Creek' runs through it. • ' it.............. , -•-••" I i 1 . 4.
ALSO, a tract of MOUNTAIN' 'LAND,
situate in the said township, adjoining,.. : '
; ..., -
lands of heirs of Jaye*. B. Weidman ',
Leonard Alleman and George Boes.hore,;.._'e ,
containing 13 Acres and 32 Perches neat
pleasure. . ....ev -.,•_-_
With the appurtenances. situate and being in the
Tonnship of East Hanover. in the said Eounty
the Estate of DAVID STINE. dec'd. •The Sale will be
held on the lilvatises and-the terms made knonp by
- JACOB J. STINEA
Trustee of the said Estate
BY VIZ BOIBLir,—
eob. W. STROHM, Clerk of the Orphans'. rt
Lob., Dec. 9, 1863
-For Sale or Exeha.ricre.
rrY/B undersigned will sell, or exchange for ,a4uwaix,
I. ream, his desirable House and lot of Ground, in
Bast street, Best Lebanon. The House is a
la n tl w w t e7lTu t t r i Y an l it l w9li w a
i I neces
sary conveniences. Also Cistern, Bath House,.
Sta p "House. all kinds of Finit Trees,- &c., on the
lireiniiiks. :This property if not sold, Will be exchanged
iiiiibti4te. HOod and indisputable title given. , For far
infortnatiOn apply to
SAHEB N. ROGERS J Witswiifh.
.Lebanott, .TislY 16,1862.
- Out.;ll:4its - at irrivate:Salle
iLL be sold ati Private Sale, . .
8 ACRES OF LAND,
situatedla 'Long Laiie,ley the horough line, in 'Corn
wall township . It adjoins iiie land of Widow Fulmer,
on the North, Wnl.dtkins and John Krauss on theEasL
'Therein a one story LOG ROUSE, weather, boarded
erected on the land, and a &cid WELLnitha gardett---'.
The land has fine stones for quarries. This tract will
make a nice borne for a Small filthily.
likt It is free from Ground - Bent:--. Good title will be
given. - ,-: - , AriAild RETC/tEIL
N.B.—This tract is now covered with fluegraral.
of which will begiven to the purchaser.
Lebanon, Jane 13, 1860.
PRIVATE SALE .- .
HIE subscriber offers for sale the Lot of Ground on
Market street. Lebanon. 3 square south' of mil,
Aside, 33 feet front by 199 deep, formerly occupied
by Georgelless, sr. The improvements are a
. two story weather boarded. DWELLIEG
U' HOUSE andother improvements. Forfarther
information, and terms. apply to
GEORGE S. GASSER
Lebanon, Sept, 9,1963.
geitl4ll -7- 'Farm -
rpHE subscriber offers at Private Sale his One farm
I. in North Lebanon Township. Lebanon eoutity,
miles east from
; Lebanon, a•wl I mite north of the Berke
and Dauphin Turnpike, containing
of good Farming Land, some of which is Limestone,
adjoining landau! Cyrus Eckert, Peter Boyer, John
Wolf. Jacob Arnold, and others. The improvements
area,two story brick DWELLING
~ges : HOUSE. with Basement, SWEITZER
g n "", BARN, 36 by 80 feet, Tenant House,
O,rchard, with almost all kinds of
Well with pump at the house,
and a other at Die Barn, both never failing, FenceSiare
in good order, and the fields are convenient S acres
of WOODLAND, form of which are CHESTNUT
SPROUTS. Two Springs are on this farm_
Good title died 'possession will be given on the Ist
day of April,lB64.
For further 'information apply to the Subscriber on
the premises. LEVI YOCUM.
October 28, 1863.
Public Sale - -
Chegtutit Street Property. -
WILL be sold at public sale, at the public
house of ECE?iItY D. Cassias's, in e the boroughof
TUESDAY, December 20,.1863,
at 6 o'clock, P. 81., a ROUSE and . LOROP CIROUND.
! • situate on Chestnut street, near East
street, in said borough. The , LOT is
2 n l int e
t t o
a n u nd ai ud y.
fe the de ll i O , n e
••• •• a two-story FRAME, containing 6
rooms, 8 on each floor- A. well of
never-failing water with pump near the door.
Possession and geed title will be given on the let
day of . Aprl, 1861.
Jar For further information apply to A. Major &
[Leh. Dec. 16, 1863.--1]
OF A VALUABLE
WILL be Bold at public Sale at the public house
of BENEY D. CAMEO:CY, in the borough of Leba
SATURDAY January 2, 1864
at 1 o'clock, P, M.. that valuable Business. Ftand
ted on Cumberland street, between the Black Horse
and Washington Honda, formerly in -the possession
of J. C. Reisuer. The LOT is 22 red front and
198 feet deep to an alley- The HOUSE is a three-sto
ry. nearly new, Brick, with large
Kitchen attached, Wash Hinne,Rhed,
• and other improvements. The tint
I ry, - story contains a fine Store roma.—
There is a Basement, all fitted op and
arranged for. an Oyster cellar. gag
`t i tardimioitit the ighoho thopia, „ .
, i desirable . property. worthy
'the attenticin of linyeriF. *Rhin. %Two of the
'Orion Blase, and in the 'rely Oratelasineas
PaiseissiCa iind good title Will Be VC% Mt. AO rat
day of kpril, 1864.
Terins,'&e., will be mace known tip,.
nituttion, Dee. 16, 1863
P , _ ...w...
THE Subscribers. Heirs link/Homey*,
..4i 41 ,
the heirs and legal rehreeentatives iit fel l
Iliza, late of Earth Manville tp., Liabah.3ii bhtdilti; •
will sell at Public Vendne Or Outcry, on ~..„ ~ ~,i• •
WEDNESDAY, December' 28, 1i3031 , --
on the premises, all that certain • •
Meifsuage, Plantation A TraiL*Lahj; alitiaig
in 7 , rt?rtli Annville township aforilidid, at the tti*ti 0
Dalai:dew, 'adjoining lands of Deihl Ltd . % G6bits A:
Miller. Holies liege, Town lots of lleileitiiiir, aid linkiiil
of Henry Frank and Joseph Virlit had othirs AM
th'e 'Water& Creek, ..
!Containing 155 Acre§ i
measure; ... . ~ •
strict 'With the appuranances. The Union
Canal runs through ilie .same. The improvement*
are a LOG U(USE, and a large BAXX
- ',„c;` - ' 1- BARN, Wirgon Shed, and oilier Jae.
' , misery outbuildings. There are W .
s , bout 45 ACHES of WOODLAND on
,_ , _ the premises, an ORCHARD of good
- fruit, and two Spillage near Um build
ings. Tbe title is, indisputable, the land is of sups?
rior quality of „ Limestone. and divided into conveni
ent fields and U considered a choice farm. •
* Bale to comments at 1 o'clock, P. M., on said
day, when conditions will be made known by
GEORGE A. MILLER,
JOHN D. MEYER,
North Anti Ville ttrp., Dec.l6, 1863.
OBENZO ROltunit,mould re- •
e'pectfully inform the citizens of
Lebanon and vicinity thatJui hasxemoved . hie Ta liar
ing Betabliahnient, tew doors met or Landermikb , a
store, and Doily opposite the Witabingion House, on
Cumberlaxiii*L, where he will makeup clothing
ro d the
moat fashionable 'styles in the beet manner good fa>
guaranteed to all. Thankful forth* very iiberal patron
age extended to him tlins far he hopes to merit and
tontines the Same.
Lebanon, April 8, 1863.-11,