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E. O. GOODRICH. EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, February 19, ISC3.
SUMMARY OF NEWS.
The Rebel advance in Mississippi is said to
be at Okolona, trying to repuir the railroad
destroyed by Gen. Grant. By the way of
Tuscumbia it is reported that the enemy have
moved a large part of the Array cf Virginia
to Vicksburg, and also taken ali the garrison
of Mobile except 4,000 for police duty. The
railroad from Sc-Ima to Meridian is completed,
thus enabling the Rebels to rapidiv concen
trate their forces at Yieksburg.
Maj.-Gen. Fremont has, for the second time
we believe, urged the Government to give him
something to do—some active service. As ho
has no political pilgrimage on hand, he has
come to the rather singular conclusion that
his place is in the fk-iik There is not much
danger of the disease becoming epidemic
A dispatch from Cairo states that the le
vees on the east side of the Mississippi at \ a
zoo Pass, have been cut by the Union forces.
They have also been cut at Greenville, and on
the west bank opposite Lake Providence.
The War Department has ordered a special
court to inquire into the charges that Union
officers have been concerned in traffic i.i cot
toD, <fce., on the Mississippi. The court will
meet at once in Cairo.
Washington dispatches characterize the
Rebel stories of disaffection in Gen. BankTs
army as weak inventions of the enemy. The
truth proves the exact reverre.
The official account of the recent attack on
our fieet in Charlestioa harbor, from Admiral
Dupont, establishes the fact pretty clearly
that the blockade cf that port was never
broken. The statements of the officers of
blockading vessels, which Admiral Dupont
eucloscs, deny absolutely nearly ail the iU_ .
promulgated by General Beauregard and
Commodore lngraunm, and endorsed by the
foreign consuls—the latter officials receiving
a severe rebuke for their agency in the pro
pagation of the original report. From the
official despatch, we ic-arn tli.it not half the
fleet slipped their cables during the action <..
the morning cf the 31-st n't., ntr rnovc-d from
their anchorage during the day. Even the
Stono river, where the Issac Smith was lost,
is again reoccupied, cud Union sailors and
soldiers are constantly en there at James
Among the interesting items cf news from
the South are the proceedings of the rebel
Congress with reference to the navigation of
the Mississippi river, which was declared free
to all friendly States by the Confederate pro
visional government in 1801, and re'ating to
the confiscation cf property belonging 10 alien
enemies (Unionists.) A bill authorizing the
impressment of slaves and property for the use
cf the rebel army was passed in the House of
Representatives, and a resolution was adopted
providing for the sale of all negroes found in
arms against the rebel government, the pro
ceeds to be divided among the captors. A
vote of thanks to the guerilla chief Morgan
for his services in the West was also adopted.
The London Teh graph of the 31st of
January says the Hon. Mr. .Mason, the Corn
missioner fro-v the Confederate State, ha,
been one of the distinguish circle of visitors
entertained by the Marquis and Marchioness
of Bath, at Longleat, during the past week.
Some difficulty occurred at Fort Royal as
to the right of command to the troops of Gen
eral Foster's expedition to that place, the lat
ter officer j re-noilng that, although within the
jurisdiction of General Hunter's military do
partmeut, the supreme command of his own
men still rested in himself, as being a portion
of the Eighth Army corps. But Gen. Hun
ter has settled the question by assuming com
mand of Gen. Foster's troops, regarding them
as rc enforcements to the Tenth Army corps,
of which he is chief, and requiring Generals
Noglee and Ferry to report to him.
General Hooker, accompanied by Genera's
Bntterfield and Sickles, reviewed the corps ol
General Sigel on Monday, and expressed him
self great'y pleased with the appearance and
discipline of the men. There is nothing of
importance regarding military movements re
ported from the Army of the Potomac.
The official account of the destruction of
the United States steamer Hattercs by the
privateer Alabama was received at the Navy
Department yesterday from Lieutenant Com
manding Blake and Surgeon Matthews, dated
from the United States consulate nt Kingston,
Jamaica. The loss suffered by the crew of
the Hatterass was two killed and five wound
ed. The latter are being well cartd for in
hospital at Kingston.
Some "patriotic" individuals have
formed au association known as the " S. B. "
In Illinois. The Chicago Post vouches for its
patriotic designs, and that it is extensively in
troduced into the army, the initials signifying
" Strong Rand " or " Strong Bictherbood."—
If such an organization exists, it is probably
a branch of the K. Gr. C. and the initials are
more likely to signify " Secession Blowers "
or 'Southern Betrayers." If it numbers
many of our army officers they might be safe
ly interpreted " Slow Boys." Honest patriot
ism needs no such secret political machinery.
Trie entire immigration last year into
the United States was 114,415, nearly 100 -
000 arriving at New York.
GENERAL BURNSIDE BEFORE THE INVESTI
General Burnside was before the Committee
ou the Conduct of the War, to testify in res
ponse to the resolution of the Senate inquiring
of his having been interfered with in his plans
for the taking of Richmond. His testimony
revealed some startling facts ; none of the
committee doubted his word, and yet they
were slow to believe that more than one CJen
eral has been guilty of treason. Charges now
hang over the heads of several officers vhich,
if true, any save our own
would order then) to a military execution foitu
with. His testimony wili probably not ali be
reported to the Senate at present. Perhaps
it will not be published to the world uctu af
ter the war is over.
The difficulties that General Burnside has
had thrown in his way since his Lnk.ng com
mand, from the day the pontoons were not
forthcoming, us per agreement with Generals
Halleck and Meigs, to the day he resigned'
were of all kinds. Imbecility, cowardice,
apathy and treason met him at every turn. —
His orders were not always obeyed just when
they should be ; officers from whom more
should have been expected shirked their duty;
treason in our own camps exposed Lis plans
to the enemy as rapidly as they were formed,
and jealous officers succeeded in more than
once preventing a forward movement at the
It is believed that the Court-martial of Gen
eral Franklin will bring many facts to light,
and show to the country why we have again
failed to take Richmond and destroy the Reb
el Army of the Potomac.
General Burnside has again demanded that
a command be given him where he can be of
some service in suppressing the Rebellion, or
he will resign .his commission. The statement
which has been going the rounds of the press
that he has said' General McClellan is the on
ly man who is competent to lead the Army of
the Potomac is entirely false. Men claiming
to be the especial friends of General McGiei
ian have proved to be the worst enemies cf
General Burnside and of the country.
In the United States Senate on Friday, Mr
Wilson reported back the bill to raise addi
tional soldiers for the service of the United
Suites, with the recommendation that it do
not pass, because the authority intended to be
granted is sufficiently granted ia the act ap
proved July IT, 1882. This is the bill intro
duced by Mr. Sumner. The bill to withhold
the pay oi' officers absent from duty was report
cd back. The biil to satisfy claims for dam
age done by Union troops in West Virginia
was reported back. The resolution was pass
cd to revive the act to secure to men actually
employed in the D -partment of the Y.'est and
Missouri their pay, bounty, and pensions. A
bill was reported to provide for an Assistant
Treasurer of the United Slates ; also a bill to
give Inspectors of Customs at Mew York $1
per day. The bill to prevent correspondence
with the Rebels was passed. A kill was oiT.r
ed for tire reorganization of the Engineer
Corps. The Ways and Means bill for the
support of the Government was ihen taken up.
An amendment was adopted making the in
terest on notes authorized by the biil, and
certificates of indebtedness hereafter issued,
payable in lawful money insteud of coin ; al
so, an amendment reducing the amount of
notes to be issued to $150,000,000 instead of
$300,000,000, including the amount issued by
the resolution of January IT, 1803. The
section allowing coupons on bonds and notes
to be received for customs thirty days before
and after duo was stricken out. Motion was
made to amend the proposed tax of 2 per cent,
on the circulation of the banks, so as to make
it 1 per cent, for two years, and 2 per cent,
after that. It was adopted, 23 to 15. On
the final vote the bill was adopted 32 to 4
the four nays were the very malignant copper
heads Carlile of Virginia, Powell of Kentucky,
rtichaiiisoi) of Illinois, and Wull of New Jer
In the House, the Naval App:opriation bill
was passed, after some amendments. The
House agreed to the amendment striking out
an appropriation of $403,000 for the New-
York Navy-Yard, and inserting $1,243,000
for a sectional or floating dry dock, of suffi
cient size and capacity for raising any vessel
now built. A bill to amend the several Con
fiscation acts was reported. A bill was intro
duced to provide a home for poor disabled and
In the Senate 011 Monday, petitions in fa
vor of reducing the duties on iron and and
steel and spirituous and malt liquors, were
presented and referred. The Military Com
mittee made a report relative to the cause of
Richard Thomas,otherwise.- calied the '"French
Lady," an inmate of Fort Lafayette. So far
from Mr. Thomas being insane, as alleged.the
surgeon at the fort reports him in excellent
health, but regards him as eccentric. The
bill regulating the appointment of midshipmen
was taken up,and the amendniout ratifying the
appointments by the President a-nd Secretary
of the Navy was rejected. A resolution was
adopted directing inquiry as to the expediency
of passing an act to enable the people of New-
Mexico to form a constitution, preparatory to
their aCmission as a State. The bill provid
ing tor tiie enrolment and calling out the mill
tia of the country was then taken up. A
uuraber of amendments were offered, Eome of
which were adopted, and at midnight the bill
The pirate Alabama was spoken on
the 28th of January about SO miles uorth ea6t
of St. Johns, New Providence,
The Pennsylvania Legislature.
HARRICEVKO, Thursday, Feb. 12. ISG3.
The Senate out at 11 o'clock, A. if.
On motion of Mr. W \ LL ACE, the follow
ing resolutions were adopted :
Retail ed. That the Committee on Federal Relations
be requested to examine the provisions ut tue act ot
Congress approved July, 5, ISi*;2. entitled An Act do
nating public lands to the several States and territories,
etc.. and i! any legislation be necessary tp report a.bill to
meet the object contemplated by said act.
On motion of Mr. FULLER, the following
resolution of inquiry was read and adopted.
Resolved. That the State Treasurer be requested to in
form the Senate wl.at am emit of interest has been paid
into the State Treasury within fi7eyears, upon the Wy
oming county bonds. -
On motion of Air ROBINSON, bill (Sen.
No 193) entitled An Act relative to the pay
ment of bounties to volunteers, was takeu up
and alter amendment passed finally.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
The Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth
being introduced, presented a message from
the Governor relative to- the arrest of citizens
of this State by the National Government.
The message was ordered to be printed in
the Record. Adjourned.
ECUsE CF REPRESENTATIVES.
THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 1533.
A message from the Governor, relative to
this subject, was received, which was read, as
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, 1
ITXIIRISSUKG, Feb. 12,L503. j'
Tc> the Senate and House <>f Representatives of
the Commomceallh of Pennsylvania :
GENTLEMEN :—I desire to call your atten
tion to a subject cf moment.
When the present infamous and God con
demned rebellion broke out, b .ogress was not
in session, end the occurrence of such a state
of things not having been foreseen in former
times, no adequate i-.-gisiatiou had'been had to
meet it. At the same time the life of the
country being at sink?, it appeared necessary
that some menus should be taken to control
the small baud of trailers la the loyal b tales,
so as to prevent them from maehiuadous which
might be injurious, if not fatal to the national
cause. Under these circumstances th • General
Governwiit resorted to lbs. system of miiitaiy
arrests of dang reus person 7 , end having thn
commenced aciiug under it, have centum* J
(at long interval.; in tins State) to pursue it.
The government of t !•■..• L .ited Stales nuts di
rt el! v on individuals, and Ike State Executive
has no authoiity or mean- to interfere with ar
rests of citizens of the United Suites made un
der the authority of that government.
Every citizen of Pennsylvania is also a citi
zen of the United Slates and owes alhglancu
to them, as well as (subject to the , . .i-iun
cf tiie Constitution ot the United Stales) In
owes it to Pennsylvania. If he be unlawfully
deprived of his kbcrty, his only redress is to In
had at the hands of the judiciary. In suck
times us the present it is mure than ever neces
sary to pursue regularity in official action.—
Great efforts have been and are probably slid
being made, by persons blinded or iil dispos d
to throw us into a state of revolution—that is to
say, crcat anarchy and contusion —and ulti
mately to bring about the destruction of life and
property among . Any irregular, much more
illegal, interferi e by our Executive, with
matters which by the Coi.s'ilution are uot ec
trusted to Ids cognizance, ur.d especially
any such interference with the action of the
Executive of the United States or with the
functions of the judiciary, would K- in the ex
isting cr.-is emphatically dangerous ; it would
have a direct revolutionary tendency ; in fact
it would be to comtm nee a revolution. The
courts of justice are open, ot.il no doubt aii per
sonal wrongs can be properly redressed in uue
course of law.
I do not know how many arrests of the kind
hereinbefore referred to have been made in
Pennsylvania, as I have at no time been privy
to tiie making of tiiem.bnt I beiiu-ve they have
been few. I was under the iinpres-ion that
there would be no necessity for more of them,
but recent events having shown that this im
pression was erroneous, I deem it my duty now
to invite your attention to the subject.
The contest in which we are engaged is one
for the preservation of our own liberty and
welfare. The trsitors at the south hate the
grout body of cur people who are loyal, a
hate and bitterly despise the few whoare ready
for submission. Unless the rebellion be effect
ually suppressed we must 10-e our pride o!
country, the larger portion of our territory,and
the elements not only of greatness, hot of pros
perity and even of security to life, liberty and
property. Notwithstanding all this,it is,l fear,
an undoubted truth that a few wretches among
us, false to all our free and loyal traditions—
false to the memory of their fathers and to the
rights of their children—false to the country
which has given them birth and protected
them only stopping short of the technical of
fence of treason —in the very madness of mis
chief, are actively plotting to betray us—to
poison and mislead the minds of our people by
treacherous misrepresentations, and to so aid
and comfort the rebels that our fate may be ei
ther to abandon the free north and become
hangers-on of a government founded in treach
ery, fraud and insane ambition ; or at least, to
dissolve the Union under which we have pros
pered, and to break this fair and glorious
country into fragments which will be cursed
by perpetual discords at home, and by the
contempt and iil usage ot foreign nations,from
which we shall then be too weak to vindicate
That such offences should be duly punished
no good citizen can doubt—and that proper
legislation by Congress is required for that pur
pose can be as little doubted. Whether such
legislation should include a suspension of the
writ of habeas corpus in any, and what part
of the country, is a question which belongs ex
clusively to the legislative authorities of the
United States.who under the Constitution have
the tight to determine it. That great writ
ought not to be suspended, unless, to the wis
dom of Congress,the present necessity shall ap
pear to be urgent.
I therefore recommend the passage of a
joint resolution e.raeslly Con
gress shall forthwith pass laws defining and
punishing offences of the class above referred
to, and providing fof the fair and speedy trial
by an impartial jury of persons charged with
such offences, in the loyal and twulislubed
States, so that the guilty may justly suffer
and the innocent be relieved.
A. G. CURTIN*.
The message was referred to the Committee
on Federal Relations, and live thousand copies
in Englisti and two tbousaud in German were
ordered to be printed for the use of the House
NEW COUNTY OF LACKAWANNA.
House bill to erect a new county out of
part of Luzerne county, to be Called Lucka
wanna, was discussed, and
RESTORATION OF TONNAGE TAX.
On motion of Mr. HOPKINS, (Washington,)
the bill for the restoration of the tonnage tax
was made the special order for Wednesday,
Tho ftifair ia Charleston Harbor—The
Xisbel Story Totally FaLid.
As we anticipated, the rebel report to the
affair in Charleston harbor was r.ot only ex
nggerated, bat almost entirely untrue. Ttte
Union and true version of the nfi'.dr, received
by the urrival of the Princess Royal at Phila
delphia yesterday, shows thai none of our
vessels were sunk, none of them were s"t on
fife, none of them were seriously disabled ;
that the fleet was not scattered, nor was the
blockade raised or broken in any particular.
The real facts arc: briefly these :
The Princess Royal, a new and valuable
contraband blockade running steamship from
England, was captured by our gunboat Mer
ced ita on the 29th. but the pilot and another
officer got asiiore in a small hot. The rebels,
annoyed at the mishap,undertook to recapture
the Princess. On a foggy morning, at one
o'clock, they got out two rains, one of which
run against the Merecdito ( i light draught
vessel iying close in shore), and at the same
time fired a shot which went into her boiler,
v.hcreby four men were kiiled. Captain Steii
wagen of the Mercedita sent a beat to the
rum, representing that he was in a sinking
condition, but r.ot surrendered. The rata
could not or wool ! uot take anybody ou board
but demanded a surrender ; the Mercedila's
Lieutenant did linaiiy surrender Irtnseif, was
paroled, and went back to his ship. Moan
while the ram !-ft the JMircedita, and got a
shot at the Keystone State, smashing her
steam eh. „t, and killing twenty-one men in all.
The Union gunboat ilousatomc by this time
got into action and drove off the rums, . hlcb,
at about sunrise, returned to Charleston with
out a pri oner or a trophy. The AKreedita
steamed down to Port I loyal, where it would
take one day to repair her; the Keystone
State was towed to the same place ; the block
ading vessels were at their regular stations, us
usual, nearly aii the same day, and were itin
forced by luc New Ironsides ; the Princess
il >vm was not ret taetqbul a now sufo in port
I" ue Princess IT >y a I ha.-- aboard, beside a
'urge amount of arms and ammsuition, c an
plate iiiaidiiu'-rv lor t...* t >t;-i ue '.on o. an
. on clad run ; also as a passenger, an inteli;
gent English mechanic, who is weil versed in
the process of making and hardening projec
tiles. ii_r v.iiiHi is v<?ris >:;.'.!y cstim-att-d, uul
-he is a<.ul.li-e ■> '.Vol t.j ;; lil.ihOU iff G N.Ul's.
Her possession by the rebels would have been
worth the i Q'ort they made to obtain her by
to i attack ou lac oiucauuibg squauron.—Lev
BSATiie Rhode Island Journal thus speaks
of dt-pondeney in relation to he ultimate suc
cess of the war for the Union.
" Now we do uot cone da for a moment, for
a single second, that we are to fail in t lie great
work of putting down the rebellion. Wo be
lieve liiai we shall achieve the task. What
troubles we may hive to overcome, what
sufferings to endure, what sacrifices to rnuke,
how many years we may have to suff r, how
njany lives and how much treasure may be
spent we cannot conjecture. But we have
such faith in our people a: d the cause which
they are defending, that we have no sort o!
doubt of our ultimate success. We know that
the rebt*is are strong, but wo believe that we
are mightier than they. We see how much
has been accomplished in a year, and we are
convinced that before the first of May, tie r
domain will tie much more restricted than it
is now. We know that there i scattered
through every b'.aie in the north a party of
compromisers, peace democrats, men willing
to grant any tiling to the south that sh
wishes, provided only that they can regain
those pi aces of power from which u patriotic
people, indignant at their iniquities, hurled
. lie in to the ground. But we believe that their
number and liuhinee is overrated by many
By blowing hot and cold, by talking a little
,patrioti>m and artfully disguising their treason
by -hams and tricks, by noise and newspapers,
they may do much mi-chief. They are doiug
much to day. But they are not the people
nor tiie majority. Only let their masks be
.-tripped, let their intensions be staled in plain
English, let it be really felt that the control of
affairs is passing into their hands, and that
this nation is to be delivered over, bound hand
and foot, to J. If. Davis, and you will see a
rai y like that which followed the fall of
Sumter. Men may be weary of the war, may
become despondent, may sigh for peace, but
when the crisis comes, and the acknowledge
meat that the rebellion has succeeded is to be
made and all the direful consequeuces of yield
ing to it, stares us in the face, the nation will
gather up again its trembling energies, and
with a mightier blow than has yet been struck
dash down to ruin the rebellion at the south,
and the meaner conspiracy at the north. Such
is our unshaken, abiding and sacred convic
LATEST FROM EUROPE —By fin arrival at
Halifax we have later news from Europe, The
Paris Pays says that it has reason to state
that the government of the Emperor has ad
dressed a communication to Washington pro
posing means of arrnngemeraent between the
two belligerents which would fully protect the
dignity of the Americans. P.? Nurd also says
France has proposed the convocation of an
American Congress with a view to peace.—
The Paris correspondent of the London Times
says that official instructions have been sent to
Washington suggesting that commissioners be
delegated by the federal government and by
Southern States to meet on neutral ground
and confer together, without hostilities being
suspended, so that <m y lU . r i t advise mutual
concessions and effect a reconciliation, so de
sirable for the world.
U. S. SENATOR FROM CALIFORNIA.— The Cal
ifornia Legislature has finally elected John
Conness to tire U. S. Senate. Mr. Conness
was formerly a Dong!a s Democrat, and latter
ly a member of the Union party. He was the
Union Democratic candidate for Governor in
1801, and has since been an earnest and zea
lous supporter of the Union movement and
ticket. He is represented as an able and hon
RF.VI?F.I> REVENUE CODE. —The next impor
tant State business likely to come before our
Legislature this year, says an exchange, is the
bill matured bv three competent men during
the last season for the equalizing and remodel
ing ot our State Tax System. Light to ten
thousand copies of the bill, in pamphlet form,
have been sent over the State, for the exami
nation of the system. It now becomes the
pfQph', without distinct ten of juirly, to give
tlieir Rprepetitaiives their views on the sub
ject. it is no party—it is no transient, or tri
lling affair : it concerns the fruits of a!! your
toils and possessions, as the basis of taxation
not only for State but for ail other purposes
except that of putting down the eiavehohlets*
insurrection. It is very important, then, that
the matter be candidly hut thoroughly con
The main features of the Revenue Code are
a great decrease of the real rotate tax ; an
increase of ti.e railway and other taxes of cor
porations ; and more direct, and simple and
effective mode of laying and collecting taxes.
The detail's of' these measures are too numerous
for a newscaptr article. Toe Code should be
rend for that purpose. One or more copies
have been sent to every Post Office in the
country, for general examination.
The Act to make the Bill a Law comes
properly before the House, firs'—and to it the
people should send their petitions in favor, or
remonstrances against, the proposed important
changes. And let it be done speedily, that
those intrusted with decisive action may have
thne to understand your views, and to- mature
TTCLIPSES DURING THE YF.AR !BG3—There
will fee four Eclipses this year, as follows :
1. A partial ceiipse of the sua, May IT,
Invisible in the United States, except iu
California and Oregon. At San Francisco it
begins at sb. 57m. morning, and ends at 9h.
2. A total eclipse of the moon, J: ne Ist, in
the evening. Visible in past of the United
States, but generally a a partial eclipse. The
shadow will appear upon .the moon at the
time it rises, covering about two-thirds of its
surface, and passing off in about forty five
?>. An annua! eclipse of the sun, Nov. Ilth.
Invisible in America.
4. A partial eclipse of the moon, on the
mdhtinjgol November 25'h. Digits, 11.47
Visible generally throughout the Vit ted
Mr. H it.E.iu, the cbl'or of the Pniiu
delpbfa Evening Jour lal, v, !:.• tras lately ar
rested for the publication of trva-ouabic arti
cles, in his paper, and whose case exceedrucii
a furore and sympathy among the Ilrtckin
ridge papers, is now receiving their fuiuiina
tions and maledictions, because ho Las hud the
maiuiae.-s to acknoa Luge I oat ne was wrong,
and that lie had been used to do the dirty
work of a small nest of rebel sympathizers in
Philadelphia, who lacked the courage to dis
tribute their poison under their own uame.
©ay Secretary Sc-wurd ba3 m,;!c a report
to Congress, in which be explicitly denies ever
having made any communication to tic- rebel
authorities through M. Mereier, the French
Minis'.;r. No perron, he says, Las been au
thorized to make any representations of any
kind, on any subject, to tht rebel authorities.
The McDowell Court of Inquiry ad
journ -.i sine die on Saturday, having been in
07 w irking days. Tite boding will net be
made pidiiie unit' it has been submitted to the
©do" The pirate Florida lias been forced to
take i\ fnge at Kingston, Jamaica, where she
was p.* i.i-r accounts.
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is hereby given, that all persons in iebted to the cs
tote ol O. W, Northrop la epi Pike dccU, are requested
to Nadc isatiie.iiule pa vmcut, and those having id a.i•: a
against .-aid e.-uic- must present them only authmticatcd
tor settlement. ISAAC LYONS, Aum.
A DMIXfSTR AT 6K'S NOTlCE,—Notice
J.X. js hereby that persona indebted to the es
tate id Gideon ii Ahdrtta, btlof South Creek,dee'd. are
re que-ted to make immediate payment,and I i >se having
dem •nils egaiust -mil i-stato will present tlirtn duly au
thenticated i .r settlement.
W. B. GLIXE3
Feb. 17.1 -OA. Adiniui-trntor.
"EpXfiCUTRTRJ X NOTICE Notice
JLi is heFeb) in n timt all reasons indebted to the is
tie id MOSK- AN i-'tI.LD. late id Wy.-x twp., deee isid
are requested t<> mike immediate payment, and ail li n
ing elaims against said e.-tate tr;H present them duly au
thenticated lor seltlenien'.
TABAIHA CAN FIELD.
Jan. 2d, 1663. Executrix.
A DMIXISTRATRIX NOTICE —Notice
I A is hereby gven. that all persons indebted to the es
tate oiilLi.llAi 1 KING, laate ot Wvalu-ing, llee'd..
arc hereby ieq nested; to maV- payment without dilav.
and all persons having dcniand-j against said e-tatc will
present them duly s auiiientkateii lor settlement.
C. \V. REYNOLDS, Ex'r.
HP iI A r old itmi well tried Catnnnnv. " TilE
X INSURANCE COMPANY" OF NORTH AMERICA."
chartered in 17! U. with a paid tip capital ot s,">oo,(MM),and
located in Philadelphia, will take risk* in Town or Conn
try, cither annually or perpetually, at as low rates a
any sound Company. Apply in
B. S. RUSSELL, Agent,
at the Banking House of B. S. RUSSELL & Co.
Towanda, Feb. 3. 1M;;;.
1?OR SALE —The put ire Stock nnd Good
A\ ill tf a RETAIL STORE—doing an exclusive
Ready Pay business ol'upwards of SIM.oOO yearly. I'.v
a httie effort the business can he considerable increased.
Possession given March Ist. Rent moderate. Apply to
CuNE ac BROWN,
M US ICAL C 0 N VENT! ON.
A MUSICAL CONVENTION' WILL
-zTX. tie held at Liberty Corners, Bradford county. Pa.
TUESDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 24, 1863,
At 10 o'clock, to continue four days, and close with a
Concert on FRIDAY EVENING. Febr nary 27, under
the direction of P. P. BLISS, of the Normal Academy
ot Music, Genesee, N. Y.
There will be three Sessions each day. Morning, Af
ternoon and Evening. The " Olive Branch," and " Ori
ental Glee and Anthem Books"' will oe used, and tur
ni-hed during the free of charge ; persons
having them are requested to bring them.
Ample arrangements will be made to lurnish persons
from a distance with good board and lodgings, at reason
Admittance to the whole course, including
Concert 50 eta. each.
Concert L 5 " "
I fF9_ Clergymen admitted free.
' By order of G>-uniitee.
TOU AN'D.i BOEOCGH ACCOtif im
blank walks "" I?;,;-.
Pire Department j ••• i;,!,' 1
Town Cluck * U'
BurouaJi Orders redeemed " > •'
Incidental expenses ' ' lj
Secretary & treasurer. *•• 1;
TOWANP* BOWO* ORDRU ACCOPYR ' " J '
Orders oi)t.<t&o.ding UrueM redtnit' '■
, J *- h >2 1107 01 Oance.i.-.iin
Issued ia 1562 517 4t);Ordei I;
I Jan. 1,1803 M ,
X.I AHfUITir.S. *'
Amount of orders outstanding J.-.n. 1 'C3
I'ue on Boro'scrip Fire Deiiartmei.t. ' j|;' t
ASSSTTS ' * l ~
Amount due on Duplicate
ACCOUNT WITH COELKCTOItg. '
cor.. Tow en'i). rein EXT.
A. J. Noble, 18'Ki ■J.y.i 3s Sib 43 15 . ..v c "!
1*62 1023 37 . 'Ft
r , n lOili ri
DR. TI:I;ASCI:ER OR TOW ama 80-.O'.
To balance in Trans- By orders red'meJ r-' 2
•TV, Jan. 1, 62... 14 40 is,,; ~11 OHIO, vs ' if,'?-.
Balance dna Do- [Rec'd on War 0
plicateof r>l 0.,3 3- Judgment.
" " 18*52 . .. 1025 57'Harlenr fortrea "* ,!
Eec'd of C.B. Patch ineid.-ntal e.xi.eii'. 11 %
lor extra work R e -"d <>i, ■' 11
done bv Boro' 173 Judemeut
Dal due i'reas 23 Prct. tn C liecter 21
t-.xoia-r aion.s . .. j
|td.Lariiesforpiauk 3 t : !j
2018 Oi " T' ~
B.F. PoWEI.L. Borgesi. ''
J. M. V ;I.UXs
C. L. WARD,
E T. "OX.
t'. S. RUSSEI.L,
Attest— O TV MONTANVK. Sec'y.
We. the undersigned Auditors <7; the Boro',f Tow an i
do certily that we have examined the j'*'
Town Council and Tieasuiei, tor the ve-r In;'i'
them correct. N. NT BETt J'
„ B W. Ai.V'ORD
Jan. 10,1803. . luu^|g _
POO E V l*N D—EXPF X DIT CKE 3 .
Mrs. Vaadercook, for supporting Mrs. Miner.. ... ;n
" temporaipr relief to stronger.!!! 1S
Mrs.Mlskell foraitpport oi her daughter
" linker " " Yager <a
Expenses of sfeWStng Tager to PlilladefphSa | >
Funeral and other < xpetiseaof lie.man'.-. •.•liiiu ..." -
irt ol :i ;ker - J
'ietnorary rel;-t to W.ilf famhy j !
" " Mr.;. Irwin j V ,
" " Mrs. Coil h DiHightr p
Exymi ,-s f..: f-ii.ttuliiig left in Towan.ia Bora' ... j
C. K. baud, services <a Overseer of the Poor and
Wrj. Mix, services as Overaeet ofPbor .' L
Temporary relict to l>au Kelly A ,i
jlc: vst 'vr :t COLLIXTOP. OF TAXES.
cor,. DATK. CH'd. PAID. pxon. pitcT. era
A.J. Noble, i-3 7! 04 41 30 7 2.4 1 :
l-' 0 3t? J :-'J ull 4 i. uosi; >
It E. Fax, iv.2 10- 1-; 112 07 225 4U;;
B.tl. in Trea?, Jan 'By B-.r.d orders Re.
1, IHC2 19 4- de-meed 104 17
Rc-'d of ('..Hectors, let II Exonerations, '3J A
Kxoi,f'i:.'E-0)>,'33 "CO 12 2- i>ti() JIB
Percentage 3- 34 Percentage s? n
Kxone!.sti')n. 63%,.. 2B L\%uciatx.i C 0... 2.;
liai ti-uo a vera 8 3.-;
2-47 27i 247 2?
C. K. I.AI'P,
Overseers of Peer.
O I'fUiv - ' he Donrti of ilev son of Brad
_L'"4 fro J County, have !i ■! Mr -i tile ! .! -,v -ag d-ii
for holdingot Appeal? in said County, for 1863, viz:
Armenia, Aaylum, Albany, Athens twp. ,Atbe bom',
B lrli tgton nrp., Barllngton b-w', Burlington West,
i .- i ■;. t On -li t, Franklin. Grauvilie. Herri-;;. Lr
R ■>'. I.iteiifield. Monroe ttvp.. on We ne-day, I'eh.2".
M-ir.r >8 i r>> . !>I-WVH. . i ike, Uidgtimrv.Uou
: v.->).. K-<ine b'-'.-o*. Siiiiil.i'.- 'l. or Thursifay, Ket.. .1.
Spriegfieid. South Creek-, ; ylvaata. Standing StsM,
Pi .f-fjii.'i. 'i'eny, Towanda TovvauUa.boro', ITm-
Tovvami:'. X rth, Troy tn ~ Tray boro*, Tuscarora.Ula
'. ■ Wi:--'!-en W r. \Y.-dt>'sday.March4.
\W!!s, Warren. W-iiuot. on Thursday, 51 ucii 5.
A- -<-s .r, , wi.i • !>tii!cte il in dt-iivering nt : ces to the
taxable- an ' \ makiitir their returns upon ;!ie u.-iy drr
iciuled io their warrants, at w liic'i time the Botri >fEi
visi-u: wii! at i-t i a- J ;i--.it* sn- h as think tbemse vest;
grit'Ts .1 b.v - iid ;;s- ■— nt and make s-ich a.teratrauu
lot!'-ni shall rp'.ieir i\.'.-.,;iauie,
Bv order ot toe Board,
GEO. E. FOX, Clerk.
C mcYrsioiif-rs Ofilee. \
Tota:.ftii, i eb. 2. t-463. j
iSXI PII ILA'livLlliii A r.RIE RAILROAD. 1863
* |THIS great line traverses (lie Northern and Northwto
A counties of Pennsylvania to the city ol Erie,oaLib
it has been P:\sed by the Pennsylvania lla:>>adCan
patqv. and UL. Ec tin*:: iiuspices is being rapidly opened
l iirough its entire Iviigtu.
it is now in use !"V .Passmg't' at. 1 Freight busmen
jroni Hani-burg to Grove Fl.it. (17-2 iniic-) on t!ie ear
tern ii'vi-M . ; ft-un Shvf£i-!<1 to Erie, (6 s utiles)
the Vvc-tern i >iv.-i n.
: ::it: UAS-LV.;::;: VR USS AT WILL! ly.-ror.r.
Mai! t .. In ! eaves E v li: !i A. II
Express Train Leaves East 9: 39 P. M.
Mail Train La av s West C: 54 P.-M.
Exj>re-s Train Leaves '.Ve-t. ' ■A. SL
Cars run through without change both ways an tbew
trains between Piiii.ideliiLiia aud Lo.k llaven and itsiti
more and L- >ck Haven.
EicgarP keeping Carson Express Trains tmthwayi
hetwe n Wiiiiumsport and Baltimore, and Wiiiiamsport
and Philadepbi i.
Foi iniornui;ion respecting Passenger 1 siuesssppT
at the son;.; c ist or. I'ith and Market Sti.
And for Freight business ot riieOomp.in 's Agentf:
s B Kingston, Jr., Cor. I'Ji.h and Market Sis, Phi' l "
J W Reynolds, Erie.
J M Drill, Vst. N C. U. R . Baltimore. II H. FT :_ton.
Oen'l Freight Agt-.. Philadelphia. litvlsl Houpt, Gesl
Ticket Agent, Philadelphia. Jo>. I) Putts, llenerilMatt'
ager. Vil burn-port.
sr. 11'. & E. RAIL HO/LD.
pITA XC E OF TIM E CO M M EXCING
MONDAY, January 5,180.1. Trains will leave
IVaverly at almut the following hours, viz :
WKSTWAKD ELL I'M). EASTVV AMD BOUND.
Buffalo Express, .a pMN. Y. Express. 10.07 A5.
Night Express... -.(G A M Night Express...ll4s A
Mail 7.H P steamboat Exqiressj lS r
Way 3.40 P Ml Way O.Jir*
Way Freight *J-Q0 A M Way Freight 4.57 P
The Night Express—east and west—runs every ( 'W " t
Train 6 runs Sunday-, but not Mondays. Tram? •> 0
Satutilays. from New York, runs through to
doe-not run to Dunkirk. Train 5 remains ever ntgl'
CTIA-'S. MINOT. Gen'lSap t.
TpARM ERSk, CUL WYATORS AND LO
L VERS OF GOOD POTATOES.—The relebratefi
Garnet Chili " Potatoes, seieutml by Goodrirlt ' n ® #
teen years' experiment from more than ten thousand*
seedlings, posse— a higher ilegtec of hardiness and a®P
tatiou to all sods and weather than any other sort. IW
are round, ripen with the season, grow closely in t>
hill, do not. pusii out of the soil, are very -ir,"otn a _
lieantiful, have white flesh and in most loealitins n* ■
been prononneed the tinest and t>est potato tor talae
In good •oils and seasons and with fair cultivation, tn.,
will readily yield from 250 to 3,50 bushels to the at ■
and in some hands have exceeded even those figure"'
Secure seed now—several bushels for sale. Inquire
DR. PORTER'S DRUG STORE, Towanda, Pa.
Jan. 27. 1— S3- -i *
ESTABLISHED IW 1844.
riENTI.EMEN"S SHAVING AND HAIR
FT S \ |,i ii)N still ia operation in the basemeut ot
Wurd House. . .
Would resperttuily inform the public that lie is prepare
to wait "ii all that will lavor hiin with a call. Strict *|"
tention. with a determination to please, in every dep l *'
ment of his trade. Shaving. Hair Cutting, and Sh*®'
■/■ lag. Razors honed and set, and warranted to sfasr
well. Hair aud Whiskers colored to suit the taste, J
warranted to please. Always ready to wait on any oj>
at their residence. Clothes cleaned and renovated i° tn
best possible manner.
Towanda, Jan. 27.16(33. J
DM IX i STR A TOR'S XOTICR-N< It,c ®
Jr\. is hereby given, that ail persons indebted ti*'-
estate ol Samuel Schrader. late of Franklin dec
quested to make immediate payment, and those !
tiemnnds against said estate will present them da>i
tlicnticated for settlement.
SOLOMON TALLADY, .
Feb. 6. 1593.