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LtTtST HHII THE Win.
Important from Baltimore.
FROM HARPER'S FERRY.
Troops Insulted in Baltimore !
ARREST OF A SPY.
Another Capture of Secessionists.
IMPORTANT FROM BALTIMORE.
BALTIMORE, Satori'ay May 19.
Three merchants of this city, Jcroma A.
Penndergast, James Whiteford and George
McGowan, were arrested this morning, charg
ed with riotous conduct in obstructing the
track of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, or.
the 19th of April, whilst the Massachusetts
troops were tn route to Washington. They
are imdjer indictment by the Graud Jury. They
were admitted to bail.
The New York Eighth Regiment left the
Relay House for Washington, this morning.
FROM HARPER'S FERRY.
ANXAT-OLTS, May 17.
Parties direct from Harper's Ferry say
there are only about 4,000 troops there, and
that many Unionists were among them, who
were induced to enlist by a false report of an
other John Brown raid being projected at
One object of the scattering of the Confed
erate troops in so many counties of Virginia
it to make sure of a Secession majority by
their votes on the election of the 23d.
TROOPS INSULTED IN BALTIMORE.
The statement made bv some of the Balti
more papers, that all the troops recently pass
ing through Baltimore havo not been molested
nor insulted, is incorrect. Ringgold's Artille
ry was grossly insulted nearly all tho way
through the streets, but no offensive attack
was made upon them. Tho commanding offi
cer restrained his men from inflicting a de
served chastisement upon the insulting fellows
who thronged the sidewalks.
ARREST OF A SPY.
WASHINGTON, May ID.
A spy named Wood was arrested to-day,
and placed in close confinement. Ha is from
Newark, N. J. Last evening he called upon
Gen. Scott, and professed to toll him what
was going on among the rebels of Virginia,
lie then applied to the General for money to
pay his expenses while on a scouting expedi
tion in Virginia. Gen. Scott gave him thirty
dollars, apd he left, ostensibly to obtain infor
mation. This morning he visited the New
Jersey regiments, and was reported as endeav
oring to tamper with the troops, endeavoring
to persuade them to leave the service of the
Government. Ho was thereupon arrested,
and stands a fair chance of being hung as a
spy and a traitor.
SPECIAL DISPATCH FROM WASH
WASHINGTON, May 17.
It is ascertained beyond cavil that the re
port of the desecration of the Tomb of WASH
INGTON', and the removal of the remains, is
wholly untrue. The Government has this
frem a reliable messenger, who visited .Mount
Vernon and returned today. He found eve
rything unmolested, and Mount Vernon in its
csual quiet condition. There was no indica
tion about the Tomb of its having been mo
lested, and the messenger was not interfered
with nor questioned—seeing only the keeper
of the place and the servants who usually wan
der about the grounds. A letter from Col.
Lee to a gentleman in this city, which has
been shown to a member of the Cabinet, says
that the whole statement of the removal, or
any such intention, is without tho slightest
MOVEMENTS OF TROOPS.
lIAKKISSCKG, Saturday, May 18.
Gov. Curtin left bore this morning, accom
panied by his staff, to review the troops at
A. N. Meylert, of Luzerne, E. M. Dana,
Cov. Geary, and Gcu. Wra. F. Small, are ap
plicants for the two Brigadier-Generalships.
An impression prevails here that there is nine
to b appointed not a graduate of West Point,
in addition to having seen actual service.
ANOTHER CAPTURE OF SECESSION
ST. LOUIS, Friday, May 17.
Several Unicn men having been driven from
Potosi, on the Iron Mountain railroad, a de
tachment of volunteers, under command of
Capt. Cole, was sent on Tuesday night to pro
tect the loyal citizens in that section.
Capt. Cole reached Potosi at 3 o'clock this
morning, aud surrounded the town with a
chain of sentinels, and shortly after daylight a
hundred and fifty citizens were taken prison
ers and formed in a line.
The Union men were recognized and releas
About fifty Secessionists were liberated on
parole, and nine of the leaders brought to the
city prisoners of war.
A lead manufactory belonging to John Dean
was taken possession of and some four huu
dred pigs of lead seized.
On the return trip, the troops dispersed a
company of cavalry at Do Soto, and captured
thirty horses they left behind in their flight.
The Stars and Stripes were then hoisted on a
pole just ready to receive a Secession flag.
Auother prominent Secessionist was arrested
here, and another at Victoria, making twelve
in all, who are now in the arsenal.
Thirteen American families arrived here
last night, having all been driven from differ
ent towns on the Pacific railroad for support
ing the Union.
Gen. Prico has issued orders instructing
the Brigadier-Generals to immediately organ
let the militia of their respective Districts and
bold them in rtadiniss for active service. The
officers and soldiers are strictly enjoined to af
ford all the protection in their power to the
persons and property of the citizens of the
State, without reference to political principles,
the organization being simply to protect
the people in thejr rights under the Con
stitution of the State, and the United
States troope are warned to avoid collision
with any armed bodies, uuless absolutely re
paired to protect the lives, liberty, and prop
erty of the people Tle flag of the State of
Missouri is the only ono to be used by the'
Nearly 900 Irishmen bare been enrolled
in the United Slates service here, and will
probably be organised iato a separate regi
TIIE NEWS FROM THE SOUTH.
The dispatches from the South that the re
bels are nearly completing an arrangement for
an attack on Washington, is not believed.—
The Government has, however, received such
information from secret agents in the South,
but it is presumed that they have been made
to believe these things by the leaders to de
ceive their own people at honie.aud to draw the
attention of the Government here from points
in Virginia to Washington. Gen. SCOTT will,
however, protect Washington, without aban
doning his plans of operation at other points
Three companies have been stationed at the
Long Bridge the past two nights—one on the
"Virginia side, one near the d<>w, and oae on
the Washington side.
THE LATEST WAR NEWS. *
For the past few days, though there have
been ailoat hardly even rumors of war, yet
an oppressive anticipation of something im
portant about to happen, a hush of expecta
tion, and a repressed excitement, have been
observed and felt by all. The latest Southern
paper show that in the country of the Rebels
there is a similar looking and waiting, except
that with them, in spite of their boasting,
there seems to be present a foreboading of
coming overthrow. This morniug we have,
however, intelligence of a stirring character.
It appears that the rebels havo for some
time beeu occupied in putting up offensive
woiksat Sewali's Point, opposite Fortress
Monroe. Accounts vary somewhat as to the
mannar and the details of the attack upon the
works, but the most trustworthy statements
runs thus: On Saturday afternoon the steam
er Star discovered a battery at Sewall's Point,
mounting two guns. The Star opened fire and
soon silenced one gun. Shortly after, the
Thomas Freeborn, Capt. Cash, came on the
ground, and being of light draught, at once
upset the remaining gun. The saiue vessel,
seeing a knot of Secessionists standing to
gether near the dismounted battery, threw a
shot into the group, the members of which
scattered speedily. Tho engagement occupied
three hours and more, at the end of which
tima the offensive work was throroughly de
On Sunday night the Thomas Freeborn,
cruising iu the Potomac, captured two suspi
cious schooners, one of which contained thirty
rebels. The prizes and prisoners were taken
to the Navy-Yard.
Important news comes from another point.
On Sunday a body of 1,000 Virginians and
South Carohnans from Harper's Ferry took a
position on the Virginia side, opposite Will
iamsport, a town about seven miles from Ila
gerstown, Md. They there were in a situation
to commaud the ferry at that spot, and were
expecting on Monday to be joined by another
body of nine thousand men with cannon.
Gen. Butler, it is understood, has orders to
proceed at once to active movements forward
into Virginia, and will directly remove the ob
structions in Norfolk Harbor.
Gov. Letcher has met with a loss. He had
caused to be made for his particular study oc
curate military maps of Virginia. These hav
ing been finished at Washington,were 011 their
way to the Governor when they were seized
by order of the War Department.
We have two reports of Mississippi troops,
which may refer to only one movement. It is
said that on Sunday 1,100 of them left Rich
mond, under Captain Barksdale, for Harper's
Ferry. Also, that 2,000 Mississippians reach
ed Harper's Ferry on Sunday. It is reported
that the small-pox ha 3 broken out at the lat
From Texas we learn that fears are enter
tained of an attack upon the banks of the Rio
Grande by Cortina. It is said that he is inov
ing with a large force upon tho river,and thut
he receives largo accessions.
Yesterday, by a bold stroke, the Govern
ment obtained possession of most invaluable
documentary evidence against the sympathiz
ers with treason in the North. At a given
hour the officers of the law swooped down up
on every considerable telegraph office in the
Free States, and seized the accumulated manu
script dispatches of a twelvemonth. The re
sult is that the Government eau now trace the
secret operations of the Rebels and their aiders
and abettors, and henceforth hold the North
ern enemies of the Republic at its mercy.
There i 3 a report of an attack by the Seces
sionists on a Government steamer at the mouth
of the Potomac, and that in the conflict four
United States troops were killed. The re
port is denied, and it is not now known what
foundation there is for it.
The Governor of Kentucky has issued a
proclamation forbidding the movement of
Federal or Rebel troops oa the soil of his
THE TRAITORS of Maryland, Kentucky, Vir
ginia and Missouri, if not of North Carolina
and Tennessee, will have their hands full at
home. Western Virginia is a unit against re
bellion; and, should the eastern portion of the
state venture upon active measures against the
government, a new state will be created, and
volunteers euough take the field to hold the
rebels in check.
Kentucky is even more evenly divided. A1
ready three full regiments have taken the fieid
for the Union, and When Col. Anderson shall
tuKe his place at the head of " The Hunters "
of his native State, an army strong enough to
speedily crush out trcasou Iron its borders will
make its appearance.
In Missouri, ten thousand Union volunteers
are already enrolled; and in less than ten days
the loyal men of that state will show them
selves too formidable to be attacked.
Maryland has almost entirely recovered from
her rebellions spasm. The true men of the
state are bold and ready. They cannot be put
down. Already our troops pass "through Bal
timore" undisturbed; and in a fortnight not a
traitor will show his head except through a
Of North Carolina and Tennessee we know
less, and expect less They may "go with the
multitude to do evil." But there will very
soon be developed too 6trong a Union senti
ment in both states to render safs a very for
midable contribution of troops to the rebel
confederacy for aggressive service.
On the part of the leaders of the rebellion,
the war is to be conducted on the principle of"
bluster and brag. It is by these agencies that
the south has fought all her battles and acb ev
ed all her victories during tho last thirty
years. Bat other weapons moat.be osed io
E. O. GOODRICH. mr-rnrrv
R. IV. STURROC K, t.OUUHA.
Thursday Morning, May 23, 1861.
THE BRADFORD VOLUNTEERS.
Wc notice that a portion of the press of the
State is indulging in disparaging remarks con
cerning the action of Bradford county, in fur
nishing Volunteers for the defence of our Coun
try's flag. We notice particularly that those
papers which seemingly take the greatest pleas
ure in this unwarranted defamation, are those
who needed the exhibition of public feeling to
develop their patriotism. Newspapers which
have provc&ed public indignation, and been
threatened with the public wrath, for their
treasonable publications, arc the most ready,
of course, to find fault with others, for being
backward in answering the call for troops.
Wc shall not attempt to vindicate the pa
triotism and courage of onr people. It would
be a sufficient answer to the ill-natured and un
called for remarks indulged in by sonic of tiio
democratic papers, to point to the fact that
there arc now in Camp Curtin five Companies
from Bradford,imploring in vain to be accepted
for the war—that ether companies have been
organized here, and ready to march, which
have been disbanded, because it was officially
announced that they would not be accepted.
Tbi3 County was not the first to tender aid
to the Government, we are free to admit, be
cause it is strictly an agricultural county, and
we have no men idle or out of employment.—
When treason ripened into open war, wc had
not a single Military Company in the County
-—and very few men with military ex|>crience.
It took some days for the news of the Rebellion
to penetrate the county thoroughly, and to ar
ouse the peoplo to realize the supposed danger
to the Capital. A public meeting was called
for the 23d of April, which was one of the
largest and most enthusiastic gatherings ever
held in this county. Oa that day, three Com
panies were enlisted, and organized, and the
next morning started for Ilarrisburg. At
Troy they were met with orders not to come
on, and staid there a week, before they could
get permission to move towards Ilarrisburg.
When started, they were met at Sunbury, with
orders to stop—but finally after another day's
delay, succeeded in reaching Camp Curtiu.—
The delays and vexations to which they were
subjected, would have discouraged and dispirit
ed men less anxious to serve their country.—
Since then two other companies have gone on,
without waiting for orders, and the five compa
nies are now laying in Camp Curtin.
The three companies organized at this place,
volunteered with tiie understanding that the
terra of their service was to be three months.
After arriving at Camp Curtin, they ascertain
ed that they would not be accepted uuder the
three months' requisition. A portion declin
ed to voluuteer for the three years time, ar.d
returned home. We do not see that any par
ticular blame attaches to them, because when
tjiey went away, they only made arrangements
for a three months' absence. Officers carnc
back, issued a call for volunteers to Gil up the
Companies, and ia tiiirty six hours started back
with the desired number of iuen.
We understand that we have already more
men at liarrisborg than the Military Author
ities think Bradford should furnish, and more
than they have apportioned to her. We in
sist that not a man shall be sent back. Un
der the circumstances wo have a right to de
mand that the five companies shall he accept
ed. For the basest political purposes the cour
age and patriotism of this County have been
falsely assailed. While so many men here, are
asking to he allowed to serve their country, the
authorities have no right to ailow our fair fame
to he tarnished. The prompt acceptance of
those already waiting to be mustered into ser
vice, is a simple act of justice.
We trust that those papers which desire to
do us justice will place us right before their
readers. We cannot expect anything from
those whose flimsy veil of patriotism fails to
cloak the rancor of partisan prejudices.
S©" The Virginia Secessionists, apparently
are endeavoring to outdo all their confreres in
the nature and magnitude of the outrages they
commit upon Northerners. A telegram from
Boston announces the arrival there, on board
the steatn gunboat Pembroke, from Fortress
Monroe, of C'apt. CHAS. GAI.E, of the hark D.
C. Price, belonging in Cleveland, Ohio, and
Capt. JOHNSON, of the hark Ida, belonging in
Boston. The former reports that his vessel
was sunk by the rebels at Norfolk on the sth
inst., and besides losing his vessel, her cargo,
and $3,000 in specie, in all valued at $75,000
lie was thrown into prison and kept there sev
eral days. He finally made his escape with
nine other persons, including his daughter, in
a small boat, and reached the steam frigate
Minnesota. Capt. JOHNSON reports that his
bark, the Ida, was wrecked near Cape Henry,
and that, having saved the cargo and rigging
and shipped it to Norfolk, he was then robbed
of everything he possessed and imprisoned
THEIR CERTAIV FATE. —Should this great
rebellion be crushed out, as is now probable, a
terrible retribution awaits Jeff. Davis, Cobb,
Wigfall, Toombs and their confederates in
treason. Their followers may allowed the de
gree of mercy which the extenuating circura
stances of iheircase may justly claim, bot noth
ing short of the baiter will be given to these
arch conspirators against the government.
REPORT OP THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.
We find in the Harrisburg Telegraph, the
fport of Adjutant General BIDDLE. of this
State, giving a list of companies of Peunsylva
nia that hare been sworn into the service of
the United States, and also the number of com
panies offering but not accepted. By this re
port it appears that some two hundred and
eighty-three companies had offered their ser
vices bat were not accented, owing to the fact
that the requisition for troops had been filled
before any of these companies had tendered
their services. These companies, it is expect
ed, will maintain their orgairzation in the mean
time, and hold themselves in readiness for any
emergency that may arise in the future, 'lhis
large surplus force is an illustration of the de
volion of the peoplo of Pennsylvania to the
cause of the Union, and may be taken as an
earnest of what they intend to do when the
conflict for law and order is once fully organ
ized. It must be boruc iti mind that the ten
der cf so large a force was made in the short
space cf two weeks, and that the premtory or
der to receive ho more troops, alone put an
end to the coatributiou of soldiers from Penn
sylvania. We have no doubt, whatever, that
were it necessary, Pennsylvania conld arm and
equip aud place in the field for active service,
a hundred thousand men before the first of
June. She has the means and the musletodo
this, and the patriotism tc prompt both to the
most enthusiastic action.
STATE LEGISLATURE. —The extra session of
the Legislature has adjourned. The business
was confined exclusively to subjects connect
ed with the present condition of the country.
Bills I'assed. —The "Stay Law," or bill to
prevent the sacrifice of the property by forced
sales in the collection of debts, passed finally
witii various amendments. The law will be
found in our paper to-day.
The bill authorizing a loan of $3,000,000,
for raising and maintaining 15 regiments of
Volunteers for the service of of the State, in
addition to the 1G regiments already in the
service of the United States, passed by an
unanimous vote. Also, a bill to provide sta
tionery, postago stamps, Ac., for the United
States. The bill to incorporate a Volunteer
Nurse corps of women, for the military hos
pital, passed both Houses, aud was signed by
LATEST Washington dispatches give
stil! further indications that we aro on the eve
of movements of a highly important charac
ter. Immense bodies of troops are to be trans
ported to Fortress Monroe with the least pos
sible delay, including the entire cpiota from
Massachusett, and a number of regiments from
Mew-York. The Massachusetts Fifth have
already received their orders, and will go by
the wav of Annapolis. The troops from the
Old Bay State, now at the scat cf war, are
all expected by Gen. BUTLER to be i:i the
Fortress before Thursday night. Tiiey arc of
course, much gratified at being placed under
his command. Gen BUTLER will repair to
the Fortress immediately—probably to-dev
and will establish bis headquarters there, as
commander of the Military Department of
Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.—
It seems to be doubtful now whether any at
tempt to retake Harper's Ferry will be made
immediately. There is now LO longer any
danger of a descent upon the Capital from
that direction, and the rebel troops now there
will probably do as little damage to the cause
of the Union there as any where. Their pro
ceeeings, at any rate, are not calculated to
impress their neighbors in Maryland favorably
WHO ARE LIABLE TO MILITARY DUTY —In
reference to the performance of military duty,
the act of Congress provides that aii able bod
ied white male citizens of the United States,
between the age of 13 and 45 years, arc liable
to perform military duty, and exempts there
from the Vice President of the United States,
the judicial and executive officers of the gov
ernment of the same, the members of both
Houses of Cougress, and their respective ofii
cers, all revenue officers and their clerks, post
masters, stage drivers, and others connected
with the mail service, ferrymen employed at a
ferry on any post load, inspectors, pilots, ma
riners actually employed, aud ail ministers of
the gospel and magistrates.
ftaT" A dispatch from Chambersbnrg.Penn.,
announces the arrival there of another deser
ter from the rebel forces at Harper's Ferry.—
He reports that up to Thursday night last,
there were but twelve pieces of cannon there,
all told. Provisions were scarce, and the
troops were supplying themselves as best they
could, by making incursions into Maryland,
and robbing the farmers. Such depredations
were of daily occurrence. The dispatch also
mentions the fact of the arrival there, dai!v,of
Unionists, driven out of Virginia.
JSST The Montgomery Advertiser , which is
recognized as the "o:gan" of JEFF. DAVIS'
Government, announces that the Confederates
have deoided to remove their Oipital to Rich
mond. It does not intimate, however, when
the removal is to take place. According to
present indications they had better be in a hur
ry about it, or they will be likely, to be as
completely forestalled as they were in their
projected movement against Washington.
Kg" Rev. Mr. Beattie, of the Bethel, at
Cleveland, Ohio, presented a revolver to one
of the soldiers of the Seventh Regiment, be
fore his departure, with the following injunc
tion : If you get in a tight place and have
to use it, ask God's blessing, if you have time,
but be sure and not let your enemy get the
best of yon. "ion can say amen after von
The Stay Law.
SECTION I. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of thr Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and
it ts hereby enacted by the authority of the same,
That upon all judgments now remaining unsat
isfied, or wicb may be obtained within six
months from tho passage of this net, there
shall be a stay of execution for one year from
i lie passage hereof us regards judgments now
existing, and from their date as regards judg
ments obtained after the date hereof. Piovi
ded that the defendant is possessed of real es
tate within the respective county or counties
in which such judgment shall have been ob
tained, or in any other county within this
Commonwealth, to which the said judgment
shall have been transferred, subject to lie sold
for the payment of such judgment, worth in
the opinion of uny court or any judge in vaca
tion, justice, or alderman having jurisdiction
of such judgments, at a fair valuation, a sum
sufficient to pay or satisfy the same, over ar.d
above other incumbrances, and lhe amount
exempted from levy and sale on execution,
or said defendant shall give security for the
payment of the same, to be approved by tue
court, or a judge thereof in vacaiion, or the
justice or uldcnnan before whom the same was
obtained or may be depending, within sixty
days from the date of the judgment, or from
the passage of this act, which security shall
consist of one or more persons, who shall sat
isfy the court, judge, or justice, by oath or
affirmation, and Mich other evidence as may
i he required, that they are tiie bona-fide owners
; of real or personal estate within the county
1 where such judgment has been entered, worth
] at a fair valuation double the amount of such
judgment, over and above ail (Jther debts and
incumbrances, to wnich security the plaintiffs
may liic exceptions as now provided by law.
And that iu all actions now pending, or insti
| tuted within twelve months after the passage
: of this act, in any of the courts of this Coic
| monwealtli, on notes, biils, bonds, or other in
vestments, for tiie payment of money, or for
the recovery of book debts, wherein the de
fendant or defendants of any stage of the pro
| ceedings, before aciual sale by the sheriff,shall
; have filed an affidavit setting forth that the
majority of his or their creditors, whose de
mands exceed two-thirds of his or their entire
indebtedness, have agreed in writing to extend
the lime of payment of tiie del: ts due tnein re
spectively, the court snail direct thepro'.horso
lary to report the terms of the said extension,
upon even evidence submitted to him by tiie
defendant or defendants, and thereupon the
court shall enter an o.der in the cause, that no
execution shall issue, except at the periods
when, and iu the proportions which it shall ap
pear by the repott of tho prothouotary of the
majority of the creditors of the defendant or
defendants, whose demands exceed two-thirds
i of his or their entire indebtedness, have agreed
as aforesaid, to extend the tune of payment of
the debts due them respectively, and no perron
or firm, batik or broker, holding coluteruls as
security for debts due or to become due, shall
within one year from the taking effect of this
act sell at pulic or private sale any such col
laterals, whether the same consist of mortgage,
bond, note, or oilier security, commercial or
otherwise, and any party selling such collateral
securities within such timo shad become re
, sponsible for the same at double the amount
lor which it was pledged to tiie owner of such
collateral And provided further, That the pro
visions of this act sliail extend to judgments
entered or to lie entered, ns well upon bond
and wa: rant of attorney us upon mortgages to
secure tiie same,and to anv subsequent grantee
cr owner of tiie premises .o bound, as well as
to tiie original obligor or mortgager, and also
to all judgments or debts upon which stay of
execution lias been or may be waived by tho
debtor in any obligation or contract upon which
-uch judgment has been or may hereafter be
obtained, or by any stipulation entered into at
any tun • separate from said obligation or con
tract. And provided, That nothing iu this act
i contained shall be construed to stay an execu
1 lion that may be issued after the expiration of
! sixty days from tiie passage of this act for the
purpose of collecting interest due, or to become
I due, upon any judgment for any sum, not less
j lliau $5OO, heretofore obtained; but no such
execution shall be issued for less than f-ix
months' arrearages of interest. Provided, That
this act shall nut apply so as to stay the coi
iection of interest on judgment entered for the
security of the payment ol money to widows,
orphans, or minors. And provided further,
i hat this act siiali not apply to any judgment
obtained for tlie wages of iabor, or debts con
tracted after liic passage of this act, but shall
apply to ail corporations, whether defeudauts
or holders of collaterals.
SEC. 2. That in all cases in which a defen
dant shall be entitled to a stay of execution
under the provisions of this act, and shall neg
lect or refuse to claim the benefit thereof,
any mortgagee of the premises icvied upon,
or oilier ben creditor, whose estate or interest
therein would lie ifleeted by sale of tiie
said premises, shall have tiie like right with
the defendant to claim such stay of execution.
SKC 3. That upon aii judgments heretofore
entered, or which may hereafter lie entered,
upon conditional verdicts in action of eject
ment, a iike stay of execution shall be had,
upon the same terms and conditions provided
iu the first section of this act.
SEC 4 That the provisions of this act shall
be considered to • apply to all judgments on
which a sale by judicial process iias uot been
KENTUCKY. — LOUISVILLE, May 17. —The offi
cial returns from eighty-nine counties of the
State give the Union ticket lor delegates to
the Border States Convention 98.561 votes.—
There are stili eighteen counties to hear from.
The aggregate Presidential vote in Novem
ber was one hundred and forty-six thousand
two hundred and sixteen.
FRANKFORT, Ky , May 17. —Tiie House
yesterday concurred in the Senate bill legaliz
ing the r-uspensiou of specie payments by the
The House also passed a series of resolutions
declaring D>at Kentucky should maintain a
strict neutrality during the present contest,nnd
approving of the refusal of the Governor to
furnish troops to the Federal Government un
der existing circumstances.
THF. WAY OUR SOLDIERS DO THEIR FIGHTING.
—Some of the companies of the Seventy-first
New-York Regiment have a sprinkling of
Washington Market boys in them. One of
them was placed on guard a few nights since
on tne bridge across the Anacostia River,
when he mode the following challenge: "Who
comes there ?' Answer—"Man with a shad
wagon " Advance man with a shad wagon,
•nid drop two ihad," which being doue, he or!
oercd man with a shad wagou to pass on.'*
Resolutions of tho Troy Guar da ~
Tb# Troy Guards of Bradford connt.
their way to Camp Curtin, were •t 0n ,°®
this place on Wedneiday last, until the
day, not having a special order from the r**
eruor to pass them over the Northern (V,,° ? "
road. They were comfortably cared (or |
number of our citizens, the ladies .. *
... ' u,C3 i OluV
taking the most active part in furnishing n
supplies. Their supper and breaking m,r
nished in the Grand Jury room. On The'.'
day morning, after breakfast, the
resolutions were read bv the Rev. M r ir f
tlie pastor of a flourishing congregation ofT'
Methodist church at Troy, who accomnai \
the volunteers as Chaplain, and who handed
the resolutions to us tor publication :
WUKKB*., We, the oflficerg and member, of • T
Guard*," Bradford county, Pa., were unexpectedly,,,, t
ed off at Simbiiry, in our march to Harrwbur" 5'
Whereas, being thrown among Nlrangerg, who beeaa,.'
attentive to the soldier, want. a. long tried ir i*
Heaolvtd, That for the kind and bounteous honiu i
extended to us by the citizen.of Sunbury. we wilj •
remember them with grateful heart., and if the
nity should ever present itself, would be pleased I,l'L"
turn the favor ten fold.
HtnolvrU. That lor the long life and happincM of ti
fur ladies of bunbiiry, whose kind and willing kino!
have faithfully served us, we will ever prav.
R. GUSTI.V Captain.
H. 8. LUCAS. Ist Lieut
Wll. UUSBLLL, Oriierlv
W. B. HOLT, Sec. 7 '
Suubury, May 15, 1861. [iuniary Amtncm
Ex. ENBKI OF THE Wis—The Waslii B gt 0n
correspondent of the Philadelphia Press writer
as follows :
"Speuking of war expenses, I ain credibly
informed that the carrying on of this govern
men*, now costs the nice little sum of two mi!-
lions per diem (?) Yet no one hears of any
p-ospect of deficiency ; on the contrary, all
tho money needed is raised with perfect ease
and offers of pecuniary aid, like those of vol!
unteers, are far in excess of the demand. X 0
less than two hundred millions have been al
ready offered to the Government by States
banks and private citizens. Compare tbu
with the blustering, manceovring and "coer
cion"' reaorted to by Jeff Davis to obtain
paitry loan of $10,000,000, a sura inadequata
to carry on tiie war for thirty days, and theil
lusion of a Southern Confederacy will at once
ASTOR's MUNIFICENCE —When a rich man
begins to give there is no tel'ing where he will
stop Win. IJ. Astor first ran hi* arm into
his lengthy purse and drew out $4,000,000 ci
:i gift to the Government. He then iu&d c>
other dive and brought up $10,000,00 ) inur
which lie offered as a loan. Next lie
$15,000,000 to the volunteers of New Yuri.
Now he offers to Gov. Morgan, for the use of
the Mate Government, a large riding-school
building and several unoccupied stores, free o.'
expense, for the deposit of arms, or the quar
tering of troops. We are persuaded, howev
er, that there are many m*n who would glad
ly copy Astor'a liberality did they possess As
TERRIEI.s GALE ON SENECA LAKE— Tn
Rochester Repress of Thursday aftermwn
stutes that on Wednesday night Seneca Likv
was visited by one of the most terrible gales
ever known in that section. A fleet of COJI
boats were being towed to Genera from Jeff
crson, a small place at the head of live Lake,
and when opposite Dresden, another TiiVj
within twelve miles of Geneva, the fleet irss
struck by a rale, and those on liic stt-a-a tag
saw-three of the coal bonis kink. Ti-.e cap
tiiins and crew were drowned. The boats a
so contained the wives and children oftb
captains. Upon tiie whole it is estimate,l that,
twelve or fifteen lives wer. lost.
riie Tlarrisburg T<leg r c of the 16th
inst. says : Tiiis morning, while one of the
Potter connty volunteers was fixing a lock or
a loaded rifle, at Camp Curtin, it was prera
lurely d.schargcd, and the ball passed diree-i
through the head of a bystander named Gee
.Mad son, of Shippen, Cameron county, a men 1
tier of the Cameron Rifles. Capt. Eidred,kill
ing him almost instantly. The bodv was tak't
to the hospital, wiiere an inquest was he ; by I
Justice Deader, and the jury returned a rtrtjici
in accordance with the above facts Tie it
ceased leaves a wife and several children Hi
remains vvetc interred with military hocon
JOHN A. WASHINGTON, the ranet
Mt. A ernon, is a nephew of the vw\uotta\ Y&•
tlier of his Country, and will ns-ii' in the pr
ent contest, as mctrber of Gen. L?e'> stuff, t)
preserve to ns that liberty secured to the vrhola
country by the efiVts of his distinguished red
tive.— Richmond Dispatch.
This man Washington, sold himself lota
devil long ago, w hen he made merchandise c:
his great uncle's bones to compel a pure hi'# of
Mount A ernon at ten times its real value. -
lie now wishes to steal the propertv hockul
seil it over again.— Cleveland Ilcrald.
The Boston Traveller states, on the is
thority of a naval officer, that Mr Davis, ww
a member of the cabinet,wrote to many soat>
em navy officers upon tiie subject of tl,is*
bellion, and received replies compromise
themselves, at:d hence, with the fear ol and
posnre which Mr. Davis had the power
make, they have thrown up theit oltlpos;:'- 1
and joined hands with the rebel gcvernat-'-
ftgrThe Nashville Patriot (?) wants's
know if the people of the South are to bets'
rifted by the "gawky, gangling sou of a? a 'M
that now has control of affairs ut Washing^ 3 I
It looks very tnnch ns if the " are."
9&T The ladies of Richmond arc to
public meeting for the purpose of passing a ;: 'H|
maud upon Geu. Scott for the sword * - I
was presented by the State of Virgin*"P*
Ex \ .1
Would it not be better for the ladies I
Richmond to send their heroic moil to
Gen. Scott'? sword awnv from him.' *-"M
would be a brilliant achievement.
ftaT" Charles Lever, the novelist,' J ( • ifn
Spezzia iu the latter part of April. He
a native of Doublin, and was educated i n I'm
is as a physician, lie was the author of
twenty-five volumes, all of which are §**
light of those who love adventure. •IL
er has lived at Florence most of the >•' M
t&~ The wheat and corn crops of
see, it is stated, proiniso to be very ah"-"'
Many persous are plowing up cotton a" 1 f
Bbtir The city of Chicago has
three and a half millions of dollars 1