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E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, January 8, 1863.
CAPTURE OF MURFREESBORO AND VICKS
The result*>f the five day's battle at Mur
freesboro is at length officially and most satis
factorily announced. General Rosecrans des
patched to the War Department a full history
of the protracted contest, which ended on Sat
urday iu the total defeat of the rebel army
and their disorderly flight towards Tuilahoma.
General Rosecrans says that he would occupy
the town and push on the pursuit on Monday,
wb'cii was commenced by the centre of our
lines on Sunday. The fighting was almost
continuous from Tuesday to Saturday. Oa
Sunday morning the enemy commc-uced to re
treat, and the movement was made known to
General Rosecrans at seven o'clock. The loss
es on our side are one thousand killed and five
tbousauu five hundred wounded, iu hospital.
The above cheering news from Tennessee
is enhanced by the intelligence of the success
of General Sherman at Vicksburg. Our troops
are in possession of the city, after a series of
desperate battles. The expedition landed on
the Yu7.no river on the 2Gth u!t., under cover
of the gunboats, after having shelled the rebel
batteries at Haines' Bluff, which was formula
bly fortified and well defended. The gunboat
Benton was pretty severely riddled by the ene
my's shot, and her commander, Capt. Gwiun,
badly hurt. The enemy had seven batteries
of rifled guns mounted on these bluffs, and
made a stubborn resistance for more than an
• We have the authority of ILo Memphis
Bulletin for the fact that fighting had been
going on for five days, commencing on Wednes
day. Up to Monday morniug General Sher
man had captured three lines of the enemy's
works. The firing on the fourth and last line
of defence on the Jackson and Vicksburg road
had ceased, and the indications were that this
line—jnst two miles from Vicksburg—had sur
rendered. Before taking the fortifications
General Sherman sent a biigade to cut off
communication with the city by the Shreve
port Railroad—work which was successfully
accomplished. lie was reinforced on Sunday
night by nine thousand men from General
Grant's army, byway of the river. The whole
of the Union force at Vicksburg is now about
forty thousand men.
General Grant telegraphs to the War De
partment a confirmation Gf the news of the
occupation cf Vicksburg by our forces, from a
rebel source—t'ue Grenada Appcr.l.
THE LATEST WAR NEWS.
Advices from Gen. Blunt states that lie
occupied Van Buren, the Rebels having re
treated on Tuesday night toward Arkadelphia
abandoning their wounded at Fort Smith.—
Our troops in the Indian Territory have driv
en the Rebels under Coffee and Stewart across
the Arkansas at Fort Gibson. The Indians
are anxious to re-establish their loyal status.
Ilindmau's correspondents was captured at
Van Buren. His army is wretchedly desti
The newspapers have advices from Fortress
Monroe of the departure of another important
sea-going expedition. Gen. Xaglee's division
was embarked on transports at Yorktown and
Gloucester Point on the Gist, and spent their
New Year's Pay at Hampton [loads. Many
other transports, loaded with troops, stores,
&e., arrived, and have joined the expedition.
The ileet put to sea on the 31st, and com
prises enough men of all arms to hold ai y
point on the Southern coast. The destina
tion is supposed to be North Carolina ; but
as a number of iron-dads accompany it it may
go to some important Southern port. The
flagship is the steamer Woodbury, which has
Gen. Naglee and staff on board.
We have very important uews from East
Tennessee. The Lynchburg Republican of
Thursday states that a body of 5,000 Union
cavalry, composed of one Pennsylvania regi
ment, and others unknown, have destroyod
iiine miles of the East Tennessee and Yirgin
ia Railroad, burning the important bridges
over the Ilolston ar.d Wutawga Rivers, and
capturiug 200 Rebel cavalry who were guard
ing the former. The Republican says it will
take several weeks to repair the damages, at
a time when the road is taxed to its utmost
capacity. It characterizes the Yankee raid
of nearly a hundred miles as one of unexpect
ed daring and activity.
A disparch to Chicago states that the Un
ion Cavalry, under Col. Dickey, have destroy
ed a long stretch of the Mobile and Ohio
Railroad, from Sultiilo to Okalona, in North-
Eastern Mississippi. This, if true, is a very
important fact, as it cuts Bragg off from
Balloon rcconnoissauce3 show that a con
siderable portion of the Rebel forces in front
of Fredericksburg have gone off—probably to
help Bragg at Murfreesboro. If the story of
the railroad breaking in East Tennessee is
true, they have started too late.
Navy has suffered a serious loss
by the sinking cf the famous Monitor, south
of Cape llatteras. She was going south, in
tow of the steamer Rhode Island, when foul
weather came on, the Mouitor sprung a leak
early on Ibursday morning, and went down
in a few hours. Two officers and uit:e men
are missing, probably lost. Several men are
ulso missing from the Rhode Island.
Letter Irom Col. H. J. Bladill, 141 st P. Y.
C'AMP BEFOKE FREDERICKSBURG, HOC. 24,15G2.
We moved from our camp at 8 o clock on
Saturday inorniDg, marched to the river, where
we stacked our arms, and the men allowed to
; rest for an hour.
i While in this position we had a fine view of
• the battle that was raging below us. It com
menced on the right in the morning at seven
I o'clock, and at this time our forces were all
' engaged under General Sumner at Fredericks
burg. We could see whole lines march up to
the works of the etiemy, with a firm and un
broken front, to be scattered aud driven back
by the murderous Gre of the enemy.
Thus line after line of oar brave troops were
hurled against the impregnable breast works
of the enemy, and were as often compelled to
fall back, bitterly decimated.
At this time the battle was opened on the
left by Gen. Reynolds, of Franklin's Grand
Division, and as usual the Reserves were push
ed to the front. Right nobly did they bear
themselves, as they marched across the ravine
and deployed into liue of battle just beyond,
on the crest of the hill. At this point the
Gth Regiment was ordered to deploy four of
its companies as skirmishers, and Capt. GORE
was ordered to take command of them, push
theui forward, and ascertain the positiou of
the enemy, which was done as the Gth do
everything, in gallant style. They drew the
skirmishers of the enemy over the hill, across
the railroad into the woods, where the skir
mishers of the enemy were reinforced by their
reserves. Ilere the tight became furious. The
enemy being reinforced aud under cover of a
thick wood, poured a ruinous fire of musketry
into the skirmishers. They were reinforced,
and the fight became general between the ene
my's forces and Gen. .Meade's Division, (the
Reserves.) The battle raged here for about
two hours, furiously. Gen. Meade's Division
sustained itself nobly against greatly superior
numbers during all this time, and were at length
compelled to fall back, for want of timely sup
port, though nobly they done their duty. Let
the record speak : they lost over 2,200 men.
It was during this time that we were stand
ing on the hill, silent but painful spectators of
the battle raging just beyond us, that the bu
gle sounded " fall in." Our men took their
aims, and run tff ia a double quick to join
their friends on the other side of the river,
who were struggling so manfully with a much
Wo crossed the river on"The bridge (pon
toon) o miles below the city,(Fredericksburg,)
and marched directly to the field of battle.—
The field in which the battle was raging now,
was a mile and a quarter from the river. Our
men marched in double quick time. I think
it was the hardest march they ever made. The
Oat was quite muddy, and the men sack to
their shoe-tops every step. Each man carried
his knapsack and all ids accoutrements, which
but added to the difficulty of marching, and I
believe that if we had not been marching to
the battle field, I would not have been able to
have gotten more than one-half of the men on
in the same time. My line fell out, not to ex
ceed sor 0. At this time the enemy discov
ered our advance, and began to welcome us
with solid shot, shell, grape and canister, with
which they gave us a rather warm greeting.
Several shell and solid shot .fell among our
ranks, but prpvidentially, done but little in
jury. I believe that Sergeant Jones of Com
pany I>, was the only person that received any
serious injury in our march from the river to
the rood. lie was struck by a solid shot. It
broke three of his ribs and injured him other
wise internally, though not mortally.
At this point we met the Reserves, who
were retiring from the field. It was very hot
at this point. The enemy had brought two
batteries to bear, so that they enfiladed the
road that we muJ cross to get into the field ;
but there was no faltering by the men. They
closed up in fine order, and crossed in double
quick time, stepping aside only to avoid tramp
ing on the dead or dying body of a fellow sol
dicr, who had just fallen from the ranks of the
Regiment immediately in front. The shell
and shot fell around us like hail, and men fell
as the grain falls before the sickle. It was
a terrible ordeal through which to pass a Reg
iment of new troops, who never had been un
der fire. Rut they passed it nobly, gallantly:
not a nmn faltered or hesitated, but closed up
and pushed en. It was at this point thai a
man lruui Co. G had his head taken off by a
shell, and another severely wounded. Gy thi>
time we bad reached within a hundred yards
of the Reb's lines. They were advancing upon
Randolph's Battery, for the purpose of charg
ing on it, and would have captured it, had it
not been for the timely approach of our Di
The enemy were driven back, and we took
possession cf the Ridge.
We occupied the right of the second line of
hattie, —the first line composed of the 114 th,
20: 11 Indiana and 03d Pa. ; the 21 do.. 141 st,
lOoth and 03 1 Pa. We marched on the field
by the flank The way was so crowded by the
retiring troops that it was impossible to march
on in any other way. We formed our Hue of
battle under a very heavy fire from the enemy'?
batteries in front of us, who opened on us with
grape and shell. The timi were ordered to
cover, that is, to lie down on the ground to
avoid the shell, etc. They lay there for 3
hours ou their '.aces, during which time eight
shell struck in the ranksoimoug the men, and
had they exploded,the companies among whom
they fell would have been bitterly decimated.
One struck in the 114 th Regiment, a few feet
in advance of us, and killed and wounded nine
Oar men lay in that position all the after
noon. The enemy never ceased their fire upon
us until vlark. We lay on our arms in this
line until Monday morning 10 o'clock, expect
ing an attack from the enemy every moment.
I received an order during Sunday night to
hand two hundred men and one field officer in
to the ditch, in advance of our lines, and with
in 20 rods of the enemy's line of pickets. I
detailed Major Spalding and six commissioned
officers to take command of them. They re
lieved the pickets there at 5 o'clock Monday
morning. It was in and near this ditch that
the 57ih Reg't, P. V , suffered so terribly on
Saturday. The ditch was still filled with the
dead ar.d wounded. Our men helped some of
them out during the morning.
Our min occupied this ditch until 3 o'clock
on Tuesday morning, when they left it, alter
all the other troops had crossed. Maj. Spal
ding deserves a great deal of praise for the
coolness and efficiency manifested in extricat
ing his command from their delicate position.
During the time they were in front, our men
rr.ado an arrangement with theßebs that they
would not fire if they would Dot, which was
acceded to, and the rest of the day passed in
peace by the pickets.
Daring the two nights we were lying ou the
field, it was most painful to listeu to the piti
ful cries of the wounded for help, and for wa
ter, and 110 persou able to go to their assis
tance. Thus it is that many of our poor, brave
soldiers die—die from want and exposure. It
is oue of the many barbarities of war—a cursed
war that is desolating one of the mightiest and
happiest nations the sun ever shone on.
It is well for you at home, as yon sit around
your happy firesides, to speculate on the suffer
ing and the bravery of our soldiers - f to criti
cise the conduct of meu and officers ; to pass
an opinion upon the bravery of this man, on
the capacity of that, for the position he holds
—in fact to hold yourselves as censors of the
men who are devoting their lives to the inter
csts of their country ; but if you wonld come
upon the field with us for a while, and share
with us our couch in the mud, or on the hard
ruts of the frozen ground, and share with us
our meals of sour coffee and hard crackers,
and march from 10 to 15 miles in the mud to
your shoe-tops each day for a few days, I think
you all would be less zealous in your criticisms
in regard to the conduct of this war, and es
pecially as to the tardiness with which it is
The officers of my Regiment behaved well ;
indeed, they behaved splendidly. It is one
thing to rush iuto battle under the excitement
of the moment, and become engaged with the
enemy in a hand to hand fight, and be march
ed off again before the excitement has time to
subside, and to be compelled to stand under a
heavy fire of grape, shell and musketry for 3
or 4 hours and not be permitted to fire a shot.
It is what you seldom find old regiments wil
ling to endure. But the Regiment bore it
bravely, demonstrating beyond a question that
they possess courage that will take them any
where in the face of the e.irmy.
I can scarcely particularize in regard to the
conduct of my officers. Capt. Bark and Capt.
Swartz were particularly cool and efficient.
On the field they were what I expected they
would be, brave and efficient officers.
I am also highly pleased with the conduct
of the younger officers, Captain Spalding,
Lieut. Mercur, Lieuts. Reck and Clark. In
fact, all of them done well.
Capt. Spalding evinced peculiar courage
and efficiency in the field. Of Lieut.. Mcrcur
I cannot speak too highly. I that morning
placed liiui in command of Company Iv, a try
ing position for a young officer to be placed
in for the first time. He acquitted himself
as I believed he would, with great credit.—
Lieuts. Peek and Clark also du ie themselves
great credit. Lieut. Clark had sole command
of his company, the other officers being absent
sick. The officers of the three companies from
the other counties behaved well. Captains
Ccurdsiey and Tyler acted with great coolness
and discretion They were equal to the emer
gertcv of their position Lout Atkinson, who
commanded Company (}, behaved finely, and
so did ail the officers ol the companies. lam
proud of their conduct as officers and men,
and also am of the Ll■•gime-nt.
We crossed tin* river on Satnrd >y with two
days' rations. We were promptly supplied on
Monday uight by our Quartermaster (Lieut.
Torrey) with the needed supply for the next
three days. We were under great obligations
to him for his energy and thought fulness in
getting our rations to us—a task not easy to
be accomplished under the circumstances.
To Major Spalding and the Adjutant is due
a great deal oi' credit. They remained at their
posts, on their horses, daring most of the af
ternoon, ready lor any emergency that might
arise. They evinced great coolness in assist
ing in fcrming the Regiment 011 the field, a* d
in encouraging the men in their extremely
hard march from the river. The M ijor nar
rowly escaped being hit with a shell, it glanc
ing by his stirrup. To the Major and Adju
tant I am under great obligations for their as
sistance during the day.
Lieut. Col. Wutkins, f regret to say, was
unable to be with us, and no person could
have regretted it more than he did. lie was
in the hospital with typhoid fever at the* time,
and taken by his father, Col. Mason, to Wash
ington on the afternoon of the day we left
camp. I very much missed his service-on the
march and in the field. I hope he may not
tie kept from us long. lie is a good and illi
cient officer, and 1 miss him much.
The people of Bradford may be proud of
their friends who were in the fight in this Reg
iment, on Saturday. They done themselves
and their friends great credit. Would 1 could
say they done their country as much service.
11. J. MADILL.
Pennsylvanians in Gen, Eirney's Division.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. 15,", 2.
The following letter lias been addressed to
Governor Cnrliu by Gvneral Birnev, who com
mands the Division lately under General Kear
HEAP QCAKTES FIRST DIVISION, )
TIIIKD CORTS, CAMC I'ITCIIEIT, Dec. l:,LS;-2. j
YOLK EXCELLENCY :It gives me pleasure
to say to you that among the distinguished
regiments of the old division in the battle ol
Fredericksburg, were the seven from Peuasyl
van in f our patriotic old State.
The Fifty-seventh, Colonel Campbell ; Six
ty-third, Major Banks ; One-hundred-and
fiftb, Colonel McKuight ; Ninety-niutb, Co
lonel Leidv, were identified with the glory of
the command. But the Sixty-eighth, Colonel
T'ppen ; One-honored and-fourteenth, Colonel
Coliis ; One hundred aud forty first, Colonel
Madill, new accessions, did much gallant ser
vice, and withstood the' enemy's charge with
enthusiasm,driving him to his breastworks and
It was with peculiar delight, as a Pennsyl
vanian,*that I led so many Pennsylvania reg
iments to the support of the veteran " Re
serves," and as that division was slowly and
sullenly retiring before the overpowering foe,
that we relieved it from the pursuit, aud re
pulsed the enemy with terrible slaughter.
All of these regiments are fully entitled to
have officially awarded to them, trom the Ex
ecutive power, the right to add " Fredericks
burg" to the names already crowding their
banners. May I ask you, amid your many
duties, to have this compliment promptly paid
I regret to say that Colonel Campbelle, Col.
Leidy and Major Hawksworth fell, severely
wounded, whilst leading their commands.—
Many a brave Penusylvanian gave his life
for the glory of the old flag aud the honor of
our good State and country.
I am, your obedient servant,
D. B. BTRXEY,
Brigadier-General. Commanding Division^.
Governor CVRTIN, Harrisbuig, Fa.
Big- The Emancipation Proclamation is
hailed with joy all over the loyal country. Sa
lutes have been fired at Boston, Albany, Buf
falo, Pittsburg, and many other places.
The Proclamation of Emancipation.
Bv TIIE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA —A PROCLAMATION. —Whereas, oa
the twenty spcond day of September, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and six'y-iwo, a Proclamation was issued by
the President of the United States, containing
among other things the following, to wit :
" That on the First Day of January, in the
Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hun
dred and Sixty three, all persons held asSluves
within any State,or designated parts of a State,
the people whereof shall then be in rebellion
against the United States, shall be thencefor
ward and FOREVER FREE, and the Executive
Government of the United States, including
the Military and Xaval authority thereof, will
recoguize and maintain the freedom of such
persons, and will do no act or acts to repress
such persons, or any of them, iu any efforts
they may make for their actual freedom.
" That the Executive will, on the first
day of January aforesaid, by Proclamation,
designate the States and parts of States, if
any, in which the people thereof respectively
shall then be in Rebellion against the United
States ; and the fact that any State, or the
people thereof, shall on that day be in good
faith represented iu ihe Congress of the Unit
ed States by Members chosen the;etc at dec
tious wherein a majority of the qualified voters
of such S:ate shall have participated, shall, in
the absence of strong countervailing testimo
ny, be deemed conclusive evidence that such
State and the people thereof aie not then iu
Rebellion against the United States."
Now, therefore, I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Pres
ident of the United States, by virtue of the
power in me vested as Commander in Chief of
the Army and Navy of ihe United States, in
time of actual armed rebellion against the au
thority and Government of the United States,
and as a fit and necessary war measure for
suppressing said Rebellion, do, on this first
day of January, in the year of our Lord oue
thousand eight hundred and sixty three, and
in accordance with my purpose so to do, pub
liciy proclaimed for the full period of one
hundred days from the day fir.-t above men
tioned, order and designate as the States and
parts of States wherein the people thereof,
respectively, arc this day in rebellion against
the United States, the following, to wit :
Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except Parishes
lof St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St.
' Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption,
I Terre Bonne, Lafourche, St. Marie, St. Mar
i tin, and Oilcans, including the City of New
! Orleans,) Mississippi, Alabama, Florida,
1 Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina,and
Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties des
ignated as West Virginia, and also the conn
tiesot Berkely, Acromac, Northampton, Ehz
abeth City, York, Princess Ann and Norfolk,
including the cities of Norfolk and Ports
mouth,) and which excepted parts arc, for
the present, left precisely as if this proclu.ua
lion were not issued.
And by virtue of the power and for the
purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that
all persons held as slaves within said designa
ted States an I parts or States, are,and hence
forward shall be free, and that the Executive
Government oi the United States, including
the Military and Naval Authorities thereof,
will recoguize and maintain the freedom of
And I hereby enjoin upon the people so de
clared to be free, to abstain from all violence,
unless in necessary self dcfeii e ; and I rccora
mend to them tiiit in all eases, when allowed,
they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.
And I further declare and make known,that
such persons, of suitable condition, will In
received into the arm-id service of the United
States, to garri-ou forts, positions, stations,
and other places, and to man vessels of aii
sort:-, in said service.
And, upon this act, sincerely believed to be
an act ol justice, warranted by the Constitu- !
tion, upou military necessity, I invoke the j
considerate j ldgcinent of mankind and the !
gracious favor of Almighty God. j
Iu testimony whereof I have hereunto set '
my hand and caused the seal of the United
States to lie affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this first
day of January, in the Year of our L ird
One Thousand Ivght Hundred and Six
L s. Tv three, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the Eighty
By the President—Wii. 11. SEWARD.
Secretary of State.
DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF.
Farewell Address of Gen. Butler
to the Citizens of New-Orleans.
NEW-YORK, January 1. IS-U.
The steamer S. 11. Spaulding, from New-
Orleans, with dates ot the 24th ultimo, ar
rived this evening. Among her passengers is
Major Gen. Butler and Staff, excepting Cvilo
nel Jonas A. French and Captain John Clark,
General Butler prior to leaving New Or
leans, gave a reccj lion at the City Hall, where
hundreds of citizens and officers waited on
General Butler also issned a farewell ad
dress to the citizens, in which he says that he
leaves with ihe proud consciousness of carry
ing with him the blessing of the humble and
loyal, under the cottage roof and in the cabin
of the slave, and is quite couteut to incur the
sneers of the saloon or the curses of the rich.
He concludes by saying that " months of ex
perience and observation have forced the cou
viction that the existence of slavery is incom
patible with the safety of yourself or of the
On tha 24th General Banks issued an ad
dress, appended to which is the President's
proclamation of emancipation. In his address
General Banks, alter rehear.-ing the objects
and effects of the Piseident's proclamation,
says : "It is manifest that the changes sug
gested by the proclamation do not take place
at any precise period, and General Banks
calls upon all persons, citizens or slaves, to
govern themselves accordingly. All unusual
public demonstrations will be for the present
suspended, and the provost marshals are en
joined to prevent any disturbance of the pub
lic peace. The slaves are advised to remain
upon the plantations until their privileges are
definitely established, resting assured that
whatever benefits the Government intends,
will be secured them."
Gen. Banks also instructs the officers to se
cure the strictest discipline in the camps. At
tention is also called to the act of Congress
forbiddiug the return of slaves by the army.
The war is not waged for the overthrow of
slavery, bnt to restore the constitutional re
lation between the United States and each of
the States. If slavery is to be preserved the
war must cease, and the former constitutional
relations again be established, for no military
man, in the event of a continuance of the war,
wili counsel the preservation of slavery ; the
continuance of the war will leave no other
permanent track of the rebellion but emanci
pation. A contest in public, as in social life,
strengthens and consolidates brotherly affec
tion. It is a baseless nationality that has not
tested its strength against domestic enemies.
The success of local interest narrows the dest
iny of a people, and is followed by secession,
poverty, and degradation. The triumph of
national interests widens the scope of human
i history, and is attended with pence,prosperity,
and power. It is out of such contests that
great nations are born.
(Jen. Banks concludes thus : " Let us fulfil
the conditions of this last great trial and be
come a nation,a grand nation,with sense enough
to govern ourselves, and strength enough to
stand against the world uni'ed."
I p to the time of the sailing of the steam
er nothing had transpired as to the intended
movements of Gen. Banks, but it was known
that a campaign had been commenced with
Baton Rouge as the base of operations.
LOSS OF THE" MONITOR.
She Springs a Laak and Sinks off Cape
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 15G3.
The following lias been received at the Xa
vv Department :
HAMILTON ROADS, Saturday, Jun. 3—9 p. m.
To the Hon. GIDEON WELLES, Secretary of the Navy :
The Monitor, in tow of the Rhode Island,
passed Ilutteras shoals on Tuesday afternoon.
The weather was fine and promising. About
0 p. ra. squally weather comaienced, and about
10 it blew hard. At 1:30 a. m. on Wednes
day, 31st, the Monitor, having sprung a leak,
went down. Commander Bankhead and the
officers and crew of the Monitor behaved no
l>ly, and made every effort to save the vessel.
Commander 'I renebard and the officers and
crew of the Rhode Island did everything in
their power to rescue the officers and crew of
The following is a list of the missing on the
Monitor : Norman Atwater, ensign ; Gecrg**
Fn.derickson, ucting en.-.iga ; 11. W. Hands,
third assistant engineer ; Geo. M. Lewis, third
assistant engini er • .1 i!;u Stork.ng, boat
swain s mate ; .James Fonwiek, quarter gun
uer ; Wni. Bryan, yeoman; Daniel Moire,
ofii ers' steward ; Robert Howard, officers
cook ; Win. Allen, landsman ; Win. Egan,
! iiid.Miian ; Jacob \\ iekies, ordinary seaman ;
L'iios. Force, iir-t ela-s fireman Oi tlie Rho<h-
Island : Geo. Littlcfield. coal heaver ; Chas.
If Smith, coxswain ; Maurice Wag, cox
swain ; Hugh Logan, captain of the guard ;
L ".vis A. llorton. seam.in ; John Jonas, lands
min ; Luke M Gristvoid, ordinary seamau ;
Geo. Moore, seaman.
The Rhode Bland has just arrived. She
pas-ed Li io Mont auk at 3:30 this morning, 15
to 20 miles to the northward of liatteras, ti
iug well. Weatlier line.
S. P. LEE, Acting Rcar-Admlnil.
TEMPORARY RELIEF FOR THE TREASURY.—
The Secretary of the Treasury desires the pas !
sage of a bill granting his Department tempo
rary relief, amounting to $150,000,000, to
give him time to mature his Banking bill. lie
is very anxious to have this Bank bill report
ed with tlie general scheme of finance for the
year. Mr. Chase has already made applica
tion to the Ways and Means Committee lor
this temporary relief. It is doubtful if the
Committee will report upon any partial mea
sure whatever until they make their main
STUART'S CAVALRY RAID —The material re
suit c! Stuart's cavalry raid was one Govern
merit wagon half filled with oats. But it mask
ed the withdrawal fiora the lines behind Fred
erickdiurg uf large reinforcements for Bragg's
army or the f orces at Charleston. Balloon
observations, 900 feet high, revealed to our
commanders last week the fact that tlre r.nm
tier of R"bel infantry cimas across the Rap
pahannock liad largely diminished.
riTO PERSONS DESIROUS OF REMIT
L TING MONEY TO EUROPE.-B. S. RI.-skll A
Co. are prepared to dr.nv drafts, payable at signt, on
England. Ireland, Scotland and Wales, from IjC upwards,
also on all th* principal ci ies an towns on the Conti
nent of Europe. Persons vvidiing to remit funds to their
friends there can obtain drafts from us at any time, at
the lowi -t rate of Exchange.
Towanda. Jan. 7, 1803.
REVVA iII) WILL BE PAID FOR
Ci- the aiiprehension and delivery of recruit JACOB
BA RRICK. who enlisted on the 2oth day of December.
.Said Rarrick lias liazel eyes, dark brown hair, 1 iulit com
plexion, is feet 8 inches iu height, has a scar on his
face near his eye. and is supposed to reside in Elmira or
Southport. If the lawyer who was consulted by his wi e
to know if he could be held to service, knows his resi
dence, he will oblige by furnishing it.
WM. HUDSON LAWRENCE.
Jan. 7,1563. Capt. 14th Infantry.
tfS- Tioga and Lycoming county papers please copy.
USTRAYED OR STOLEN.—From the
JLJ premises of the subscriber, in Towanda Borongli.on
or about the 3d of December, a fliree years old RED HEI
FER. with white hind feet, white belly, and shoit crum
ple horns. Said heifer I recently purchased of David
Cowan, of Upper Ulster.
A reasonable compensation will be paid for information
leading to her recovery. M. T. CARRIER.
Towanda, L>cc. 23,1802.
I) L ASTER FOR SALE.— Cayuga Ground
Plaster tor sale in large or small quantities, at
iiASON'S MILLS, ia Monroe. All kind ot Grain taken
in payment. J. S. SALISBURY & CO.
Monroe, Oct. 22.1862.—tf.
RTHE HIGHEST CASH PRICE PAID
JL . forßuckwheat at MASON'S MILLS*
A MUSICAL CONVENTION WILL
Jt\. be held at ULSTER, Bradford count}*. Pa., com
TUESDAY MORNING JANUARY 20,1563,
At 10 o'clock, to continue four days, and close with a
Conceit on FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 23. under
the direction of Prof. J. G. TOWNER, of the Normal
Academy ot Music, Geueseo, N. Y.
There will he three Sessions each day, Morning. Af
ternoon and Evening. The " Olive Branch," and " Ori
ental Glee and Anthem Books" will be used, and fur
nished during the Convention, free of charge ; persons
having them are requested to bring them. Mr. Towxkk
will be assisted by his Normal Quartette at the Concert.
Ample arrangements will be made to furnish persons
from a distance with good board and lodgings, at reason
Admittance to the whole course, including
Concert 50 cts. each.
Concert 20 " "
8L. Clergymen admitted free.
By order of Commiitee.
JAMES McCARTY, ! CHARLES HOVEY,
HARVEY SMITH. | WM. IIIDALL, Jr.
Ulster, Jan. 7,l*M.
U. S. Internal Revenue.
~YT"OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, TFlat
-LI the duties and taxes, under the Ex i-e f ,
United States, have-become due and pavalile v,] '" 9
the Collector will attend in the county of Brlidf. i
the times and places hereinafter mentioned fvr 11'..,' '
pose of receiving the same, viz : ' i" Jr *
In TOYVAND.Y BOKO.. Monday 2d. and fltl, IY ir .,„
1863, at his office, over the Banking Horse „i ?'
* porte, Mason A Co. e of
In W'YALUSLVG, Wednesday, 4th February Uc
llie office of Andrew Fee. until 2 o'clock, p\r '' '
In LeRAYSVILLE, Thursday, February 5, I*63' ,
11. Fletcher's. ' •
ORWELL, Friday, February C, 18C3, at S. F. Wash
j In ROME Saturday Fehrnary 7, 1863, at Chaffee's Ho
tel. until 3 o clock, P. M.
In AT UFA'S, Tuesday and Wednesday, llth and 12m
February, commencing at 1 o'clock", P. M the loV
and ending at 1 o'clock, P.M., the Hth, at the rV
change Hotel. * e hl '
In SMITHFIEI.D, Thursday, February 12 tmn i
o'clock, P. M., at James Green's. '
In TROY, Friday. February 13, at V. M. Hone's
In BURLINGTON". Saturday, February 14 frnm it
o'clock. P. M.. until 2 o'clock. P M„ at L. T. IW.-J
In ( AN 1 ON, Tuesday, February 17, toimneucine at iV
o'clock, M., at Whitman's Hotel. 4t li
Notice is also given, that all persons who neglect A
pay the DUTIES and TAXES assessed upon them with
in the time specified, will he liable to pay ten per cent
additional upon the amount thereof. Payment may
made at any of the above times and places mentioned
that may best suit the convenience of tlx- tax inver
Government money mo ly will be received from me' i ni
to accommodate tax payers, I liave made arraneenieiiu
by which I ctn take, besides Government funds c ,. ( ,i
drafts, payable in New York or Philadelphia-par Ju n d
—or the common currency of the countrv i.v alVwimr
the discount. H. LAWRENCE s't'O'iT
Collector's Office, j Col. 13th D;s Pi
Towanda. Pa., Jan 7, 1836. (
Eliason, Greener & Company.
piANOS & MELODEONS AT GRF.AT
_L BARGAINS.—A splendid seven octave Plan . made
by one of the best New-York manufacturers. This oi
nuo originally cost S3OO, has been used but a little and
will be sold for $l5O.
A new seven-octave Fiano with all the modem im
provements, and warranted for live rears, for S2OO
Also twenty five new Melodeons trotn the ccb-hrated
manufactory of GEO. PRINCE A Co., at prices never
j heard of befort. CARHAIiT, NELDHAM A CVs liar
i mcniiims for Churches Vestries, and Drawing R<v.m< , t
I about half the usual price. Fifty new and second hand
j pianos for sale or to rent, and rent applied if pur
She * M i-' ; at Greatly Red iced Prices.
S3" -L>l u- !io wish to purchase aa instrument, will do
well oy calling immediately at
ELIASON, GREENER A Co.,
51 Water street,
Ehnira. N. T.
OLD 'BM!P swi
j 4tLJ Hate yJ uuOU W? * JilLr
TIIK UNDERSIGNED HAVING PER.
! ' . t G the interest of Mr. Parson-int he above well
known establishment, would announce to our old casta-
I mers and the public generally, that he will continnethe
-k fi.'.-.i Stati ■::< i v busiues.- at tie old >i , n-1 Impes
: by stri t attention to business, to merit a share of public
j Fi m our facilities for pnrchasiog goods, we flutter our
- ; -i :w c ::i ~ !iiidl . ■-iiicat-t > parcbasers
j < • m iiy i e-';:t in tni- section of'country,
jPb a-e give u-a call before purchasing elsewhere.
S. W. ALVOP.D
I Towanda, Dec. 40.1862.
i 'ii ii) 542 iil J i 129!$ l?! kill, |
OFFICE OVER THE WYOMING B.aNK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $115,000.
Will In-ure again-t Loss or Damage by Fireon proper
ty in Town or Country, nt reasonable rates.
Dn IX IOI:.-;: —G. M. lia leiM ;u k, John Richard. Ram'l
Waiihatns. L. I). Shoemaker. D.G. Dre-hach. R. C. Smith
it. D. Lucre, Geo P. Steele. W. W. Ketcham, Charles
Dorrauce, Win. S. Ross, G. M. Harding.
(1. M. HOLLEXRACK. President.
L. D. SHOEMAKER, Vice Presid't.
R. C SMITH. Pec'y.
W. G. STEELING, Treasurer.
HOMER CAMP, Agent.
Application for Insurance in the following Companies
.Etna Insurance Company, Hot ford, Assets. $2,205,175
Fulton lii-nrauc, Company.New York, Cash
Royal Insurance Company, Capital $10,000,00#
Liverpool & London Insurance Company,
Connecticut Mutual Assets, $1,500,000
Camptown. Nov.s, 1*62.
GLOT IE3I I int a-"'
CHEAP FOB CASH.
TUIE BEST PLACE IX TOWANDA
JL to buy well-made, durable and good fitting
11110 BOYS' CLOTHING,
AT REASONABLE TRICES
M. E. SOLOMONS
NO. 2, PATTON'S BLOCK.
PALL & WINTER CLOTHING
asjvTS run wishing GOODS,
SOOTS &. SHOES,
HATS 6L CAPS,
And Leather of all kinds.
Having bought early in the season, at low prices, for
cash, we will sell correspondingly cheap.
Come one, come all and examine our goods, as we r
curtain to give you a better article, for less money than
can be obtained elsewhere.
Remember the place— at M. E. SOLOMON S.
Towauda, Oct. 13, 1562.
THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
WILL BE PAID FOR
Hides, Sheep Pelts & Wool,
AT THE CLOTHING STORE OF
M. E. SOLOMON __
J. D. HUMPHREY,
HAVING! purchased the Store and oaten
. sive stock of Goods of T. HUMPHREY, in Orwell,
now offer great inducements to those who are in want®
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
DRUGS & MEDICINES,
HATS, CAPS, CLOTHING,
Boots, Shoes A Leather of all kinds. The highest pric#
paid tor BUTTER. EGGS. HIDES A WOOL.
Orwell, Nov .5, 1862—n23-tf.
REC EIV1XG lOO TONS ~MASON'S
Mills Ground Plaster, at
Dec. 16, 1863. W. A. ROCKWBGL