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NEWS FROM ALL NATIONS.
' —The Government has commenced ship
ping pressed hay from New Hampshire for the Army of j
—On Wednesday there was a heavy |
snow storm in lowa. At Nevada there ia a foot of snow
and good sleighing.
—A son of Gen. Emory was on board the
pirate Florida at the time she" was captured. He was
induced to join the South by Jaff. Davis' wife.
—A coal mine machine has been invented j
thai does the work of tweuty men, costs but S3OO, and
—lndianoplis appears to be overrun with
theives and murders ; scarcely a night passes but some
one is knocked down and robbed.
— A post mortem examination of a gentle
man who died a few days ago at Waterbury, Ct., reveal
ed the fact that he had but one kidney, a fact unparal
led on record.
—Mrs. Stephen Berry, and her child, of
Machias, Me., were attacked by rats during the night
when they were asleep, a lew nights ago, and the for
mer bitten severely about the throat.
—One cf the Massachusetts colored regi
ments has sent home over $95,000 just paid them. Tbia
is nearly SBO out of slßl paid each man.
—Returned prisoners state that immense
quantities of cotton on wagons pass the atock&de at Ty.
ler, Texas, on its way from Shevcport and vicinity over
the long road to Mexico and Brownsville.
—Some workmen who xvere engaged in
digging a cellarjin Somerville,|(Masa.) a few days since,
exhumed the remains of live Revolutionary soldiers, iden
tilied by colonial buttons found with the remains.
The Small-pox prevails to such an ex
tent at Keokuk, lowa, that the Board ot Health has pro
vided afpest house for friendless victims. Orders are
issued to p'.ace placards ot warning on the doors of bouses
where the disease exists, and all school children are re
quested to be vaccinated.
- -The next session of the Legislature of
New Jersey commences January 10th. In the Senate
the Democrats have a majority, but in the House there
is a tie.
—The " Warrior" ironsides, the first of a
new class ot steamers built in England, at an enormous
expense, has been ordered to be dismantled, as an ineffec
tive vessel. *
—There is now more than two feet of
snow on the AVhite mountains on a level. A gentleman
who visited Moosehilloek mountains last week lound
drifts just east of the summit twenty !eet deep.
—At the fall of Nankin, when the Tapp
ing Palace was captured. Tien-AVaug's wives hung them
selves, and weie found in the gardens plentifully suspen
ded on trees.
—The Government has received an of
ficial dispatch announcing the death ot Major General
Cauby, commanding the Department of the Gulf, who
was severely wounded by guerrillas some days since
—lt is alleged that an agent of the Sul
tan of Turkey lias been arrested at Paris for endeavor
ing to procure young women there for the Sultan's bar
—The issues of all the Loudon daily pa
pers together amount to 228,000 sheets daily ;of all the
weeklies together, 2.25J,000. The issues of the month
lies are still larger.
—Fights and altercations take place in
the Spottswood House, Richmond, about the employ,
ment of slaves as soldiers.
—A coternporary suggests that if the
rebel troops sutler from cold during the winter, they
can have hot work just as often as they like it.
—The great West gave Mr. Lincoln t>4
electoral votes, while New Kngland has but 39. The
fact proclaims tlie future seat of political power.
Four Catholic clergymen drafted in St.
Louis have been released on parole, "to report when
called upon by the Secretary ot War."
—Governor Gilmore, of New Hampshire,
lias put lour substitutes into the army, representing him
self and three sons.
- lion. John 1\ Elton, one of the Union
Electors at large for Connecticut, who was chosen at
the late election, died at Waterbury ou Thursday.
A boy, eleven years of age, stole SIOO
from the postmaster at Waterbury, Conn , last week,
went to New York with two companions on a spree,
bought new suits ot clothing for himself and trieuds, and
managed to spend all but about S2OO. He then quar
reled with his companions, who robbed him ot the bal
ance of his money and then exposed him to the police.
—The Springfield (Mass.) IlepuMican
culls attention to the fact that Captain Collins, of the
AVachusett, who seized the Florida, incurred the censure
of the Government in 1836, tor seizing the British
schooner Mont Blanc, and taking her into Key West. At
the time of seizure the schooner was at anchor at Sand
Bay. Bahama Banks, only one mile from shore.
-Robert Faries, chief engineer of the
Philadelphia A Erie Railroad, died at his residence io
AViliiainsport, Nov. 12. He was about sixty years of age.
He had been lor a long period connected with the rail
road, at'd bore a very high reputation.
-The debt of thirty thousand dollars
against Otteibein Uuiversity, which has been a source of
embarrassment for a long time, has leeii fully recured.
The University is under the patronage ot the Church of
the United Brcthern in Christ.
—A new charge is preferred against Gen.
Butler by the Richmond journals. It is, that lie "re
cognizes slaves as men." It is difficult to see how he
can survive such an attack. It puts him clean out ot the
—Spencer Pettus, the alleged forger in
New York, who has absconded since bis associates have
been taken in custody, kept six horses and two carriages.
He drove one of the finest turnouts that ever graced the
Central Park on a pleasant day. His tailor bills are en
ormous, and unfortunately for the tailor, unpaid.
A neAv style of fractional currency is
soon to lie issued by the Treasury Department. The
five cent notes will be of the same size as the present is
sue ; but in those of the other denominations there will
be changes. The fifty cent notes will lie of the same
width as those now iu circulation, but considerably lon
Miss Mary Lot*, an American lady, has
been married in Paris to a Prince ot Scbleswig Hoistein,
an able diplomatist, ami accomplished gentleman.
—The AvidoAv of John Brown, of historic
taiuc.wilti several oi the family, stalled overland duriug
the past season, with a dtovc ot cattle and sheep, for
Gov. Curtin has appointed James Wat
son.ot tin* borough ot Washington, President Judge of
the Fourteenth Judicial District, composed ot the count
ies of Washington, Fayette and Greene.
—"Long John Weiitwerth,"as lie is popu
larly styled in Chicago, lias been returned to Congress,
on the Republican ticket, by a majority of lvei>ly-|jye
hundred over McCarinick, the reaping machine man.
Mrs. Jeff. Davis is an unconscious con
tributor to the National Sailor's Fair, at Boston ; a box
.l clothing which was captured on the blockade-runner
Hope, intended for her, having been predated .to the
Commander Npaoleon Collins, of tltc
United States gunboat Wachusett. the captor of the pi
rale Florida, is fifty yea ryot age, and has been about
3o years in the naval service, over twenty-one of which
be spent at sea.
—Joseph ('. Hays, Esq., after spending
more than a quarter of a century iu the p blinking bu
siness at Mendville, Pa., has sold the Journal establish
ment and retired Mr.John E. Nieholas.a thorough Un
ion Hcpublieau, succeeds Mr. Haya,
The Electors of President and Vice
meet on the firat Wednesday of December, at
tin' oi their respective States, to east their vote
which are U/ tin? ihevident ut the Senate, iidcoun
ted letoie both Cufigre** on the Second Wed
fti sdav of f'ebugry. •
—Home uf onr soldiers recently 4i.-
covered ou ]• iurel Fork, in Upshur county, Virginia, a
natural bridge sinning French creek. It measures on
the under side fifty one feet ii bredth, beautifully arched
•J solid stone.
Towanda, Thursday, December 1, 1864.
SSaS- This number of the REPORTER has
been delayed by the non-arrival of printing
materials, necessary for its enlargement.—
We shall also wait next week for the Pres
ident's Message After that we shall print
every Wednesday morning, regularly, and
| endeavor to mail our issue so that there
shall IK? punctuality in its reception by our
We present this number of the REPORTER
to our subscribers enlarged, and we trust,
otherwise much improved. To effect this
very desirable change, we have procured
new presses and type, at a heavy outlay,
and at the present advanced rates for all
printing materials, at a great pecunary
That we have a pride in the appearance
and standing of a newspaper with which
we have been identified from the time the
t first type was set in the office, nearly twen
| ty-five years ago, is but natural, and we
| have yielded to what seemed to he the gen-
J eral demand, and have aga : n assumed the
! entire control of the paper as publisher and
i No County in the State has increased
i more rapidly in population and wealth than
has Bradford during the past few years—at
1 least no agricultural county,while the intel
ligence and thrift of her people are pro
| verbial. She takes a position in the front
; rank ; whilst her tremendous and reliable
Union majority gives her a proud pre-cinin
; ence amongst her sister counties.
Deeply impressed with the wants of the
; people of this County, and profoundly sen
sible of the requirements of the Republi
can party, we once more assume the diffi
cult and responsible duties of the editorial
chair, appealing with the utmost confidence
! for the support and encouragement of the
| friends of Freedom throughout the County.
We are certain that it is not required that
i AVC should set forth the principles which shall
! govern us, as the past is a sufficient guar
! autee for the future.
The subscription price of the paper will
! hereafter he $2 payable in advance. With
! the increased size of the paper, and the
high price of everything used in printing
it, it is not necessary to say to any intelli
gent and liberal man that the price is yet
The experience of many years has satis
! tied us that no paper can thrive in the
| country, which is not conducted upon the
plan of advance payment*. We have tried
it, thoroughly, and can speak from sad ex
| perience. We shall, consequently make
| the rule imperative, serving friend or foe
alike. We shall send this number of the
REPORTER to all upon the subscription books,
but the next only to those who ha\-e paid in
We have added largely to our facilities
' for Jot) Printing. Probably no establish
ment in the country is better prepared for
the execution of work than ours. All work
will be promptly and neatly done, at living
HQf The Chicago Convention, it will be
remembered, did not adjourn sine die , as
such bodies usually do, but it stood adjourn
ed to meet again at the call of the President.
We call the attention of the distinguished
! delegates from this District, to the fact that
the Convention needs adjourning. The
country will not rest securely until it is
done. The apprehensions of some overt
act, some dire calamity, some impending
danger will only be allayed, by the re-as
sembling of the members of that august
' body and its dissolution.
In tear of a want of attention to our
wishes on the subject mark what BEN
WOOD desires. He says ;
•• We hUgfjest to the Executive Committee of the
National Democratic Convention the propriety of
calling that body together, and giving it the oppor
tunity to adjourn sine ilk. The Convention, by its
own resolution, is gifted with a kind of t/'nts! im
mortality dependent upon the volition of its Ex
ecutive Committee. The gentlemen of the Conven
tion are naturally uneasy under this doom of eter
nal organization. After demolishing their platform
it is the refinement of cruelty to compel them to
dwell forever amid its ruins. We hope that Mr.
Belmont will disembody this trouble spirit, and bid
it God speed across tlie political Styx."
NEWS KROM FURORE. —The steamer Asia
from Liverpool Nov. 12, via Queenstown
Nov. 13, arrived at Halifax on Saturday,
bringing two days later news from Europe.
The report that the steamer Laurel, from
Liverpool, has transferred a crew to a large
Rebel privateer named the Sea King, of
Maderia, is confirmed. Captain Semmes ex
plained to the men what they were expec
ted to do in the rebel service. Out of about
one hundred men, thirty-six declined.
The English Home Secretary lias refused
to reprieve Muller, and he waste be executed
on Nov. 14.
The official correspondence letween the
American Consul at Baliia and the President
of the Province is published. It is reported
, that Brazil has broken off friendly communi
cation with the United States, and that En
gland has called upon the great Powers to
protest collectively against the seizure of
Garibaldi, who had falsply been repre
sented as having uttered pro-Southern
views, has written another letter, expressive
of his sympathy with our cause.
Both Rouses of the Danish Rigsraad have
now adopted the treaty of peace, and the
! King would sign it on the 12th of Novem
New insurrectionary movements are re
ported from Venctia, and troops were sent
, in pursuit of the armed hands.
,ate dates from Newborn bring an
account of a severe fire in that city, by
which twenty or more valuable buildings
|The pirate Florida has gone to the
bytt,Qin. She >vas .accidently run into the
other day by an army uaugport, and sunk
Rumors are prevalent that President,
LINCOLN is about to offer terms of peace to
the Rebellious States. It is even asserted
that Commissioners are to be sent to Rich
mond to tender the olive branch to JEFF
DAVIS. That all these rumors are without
foundation, we have no doubt. They may
have their origin from speculations caused
by Gen. BUTLER'S late speech, or from sur
mises in regard to the language of the
forthcoming Annual Message of President
LINCOLN. It is not worth while for any one
to have any anxiety for fear the Rebels are
to be asked te come back into the Union,
—" unanointed, unannealetl,
With all their imperfections on their heads,"
nor that JEEP DAVIS is to be invited t> ac
cept the hospitalities of the White House
at Washington, and advise with the present
occupaut as to the best method of restor
ing the Union.
We have every confidence that President
LINCOLN will continue to manifest the same
prudence, the same exalted statesmanship
he has already shown, in all the movements
he may inaugurate looking to a termination
of the Rebellion, and a restoration or re
construction of the Union. The country
has just decided by an overwhelming ma
jority in favor of the policy pursued in the
past, by the Administration—and it would
be a poor time indeed for President LIN
COLN to take; a step backward, when the
people are demanding and expecting: pro
gress. We have no fears of any such ca
The country unquestionably desires peace.
A nation of grateful hearts would hail with
thankfulness the day Avhen war should
cease. But as desirable as peace may he,
there are evils which arc far more b> be
dreaded, than even this cruel Avar, which
has deluged the country Avitli blood, and
made so many homes desolate. When
peace comes, let it be a peace Avhich shall
ensure the future tranquility and prosperi
ty of the country. Let it not lie a hollow
insincere truce, which in a feAv years shall
be broken, to re-enact the dreadful scenes
of the past four years. The blood and
treasure of the country IIHA'C not been whol
ly spent in vain, if AVC shall emerge from
the present trials purified from our great
national siris, a nation of freemen, with
every relic of barbarism wiped away, and
fitted by common institutions, and common
interests for the glorious destiny and the
proud pre-eminence which would then
In our judgment, the great peril of the
country is past. It was this : That the
nation should weary of war, and bloodshed,
and privation, and rather than bear with
the great burdens placed upon us, be
ready to submit to an untimely peace. In
this weariness of the people, unused to na
tional burdens, lay the great hope of the
•Secessionists and their Northern sympathi
zers. Thank God ! the danger is averted
by the re-election of AISUAIIAM LINCOLN*.
At the polls the voice of the people has
spoken its demand for a restored,reconstruct
ed Union. The testimony is that 110 sacrifice
iss too great, no burdens too onerous, which
wipes out the disgrace of human slavery,
and gives us a homogenous nation, identi
fied in all its interests and purposes.
IVace with Slavery, is a delusion and a
snare. No permanent peace can be made
which leaves in the hands of the Rebel
leaders the same powerful influence which
they have used to such an unholy purpose.
It is only by depriving them of that great
social and political power, that we can
hope for an enduring peace. The power is
to be taken from the hands of the aristoc
racy of the South and guided by the work
ing men. The progress of our army is
surely doing this good work. Every foot
step they take breaks down the domination
of the proud, insolent, slaveocracy. The
shackles of the bondmen fall, and the non
slaveholders become the prominent class,
partly by the absence of the slaveholders,
who have been the chief conspirators in
the Rebellion. The laboring class are not
slow to recognize the fact of their emanci
pation from the political power of their late
lords ; as witness .Maryland, Missouri,
Tennessee and Louisiana. In these states
the non-slaveholders have assumed the
control, and as far as practical have pro
vided for the early emancipation of the
blacks. They know too well the social and
political tyranny which ground them in the
dust. In this glorious work, they have
been joined by many of the slave-owning
class, who have the sense to see the fate
ef the institution, and who submit grace
fully, and many gladly, t<r inevitable des
•Shall any peace be made which restores
the ancient order of things'! Which re
establishes Slavery, and reinstates the oli
garchy that believes Capital should own
Labor ? Shall the Union men who have
helped regenerate the states lately darken
ed by Slavery be again placed under the
dominion of the Rebel leaders? In all our
desires for Peace, let us not forget those
Southern patriots who have suffered perse
cution for the sake of the Old Flag. When
peace comes it should bring them ample
security. It should guarantee the posses
sion of the status which they gained by so
many privations. It would be cowardice
and treachery, which should surrender the
Union men of the South to the tender mer
cies of the wretches who have been for
four years arrayed against the Union, per
petrating atrocities unparalleled in the his
tory of war. No ! sooner let this war be
come one of extermination, in which every
Union m;)n, if necessary, should be called
upon to take pari
We have no doubt, that all propositions
of peace which may emanate from Presi
dent LINCOLN, will be directed to the class
of which we have spoken, which has been
elevated by the war from the control of the
•Slave-holders. It would be worse than use
less to offer terms to the Rebel leaders. It
would only be an indication of vasodilation
and weakness, which would serve to in
spirit them—and would be contemptuously
rejected and spurned. The leaders know
j too well, that Slavery is doomed if the
Union is restored—no matter upon what
, terms. They know that in the establish
[ ment of a Southern Confederacy lies all
. their hope of again becoming leaders, and
. of enjoying the privileges of class. They
; will struggle to the last, to effect the un
- holy purpose they have undertaken, and
[ when unsuccessful, will " leave their coun
try for their country's good."
THE IRREPRESSIBLE NEGRO.
We are sorry to say that the "nigger
. ijuestion" is not yet settled. We had sup
posed it was pretty well got rid of. For
some years it has been agitating the coun
try. It has been settled and settled again,
- but all to no purpose. Like the ghost of
• the murdered Banquo, it would pop up, at
t unseemly times and in improper places, a
- dread specter, frightening the timid from
their propriety, and sometimes even awing
t the brave. But here in the North, the dire
• spirit had been exarcised, and finally laid.
i The last phase was the question of arming
i the blacks, and " will the nigger light." The
i latter having been decided affirmatively,
and the former policy settled, there was no
Democrat too proud to hire a nigger substi
tute to represent him in the Union armies.
Then it having been agreed upon that the
advance of our victorious armies wiped
out Slavery, and that the institution was
doomed, there seemed to be a fair prospect
of a final settlement of the " nigger ques
Fndcr the benign rule of our amiable
Southern brethren, the discussion of the
nigger question was forbidden. It was,
and is to this day, one of the chief causes
of'complaint against the North, that they
permitted it. Now, alas ! we observe that
it is distracting and dividing the- Southern
Confederacy. In the desperation of their
failing cause, some herterodox, abolition,
unbeliever, has dared to propose the plac
ing- of arms in the hands of the Slaves. It
has become a great and serious question.
JKFK. DAVIS, in his message touches lightly
upon it. He doesn't exactly reccommend
the measure, 1 ut he approaches as nearly
to it, as his extreme Southern views will
permit him. He unquestionably sees the
necessity for the help of the slaves, but
don't like to trust them. He proposes, how
ever, the employment of an increased num
ber in various departments of the army.—
And to ensure their fidelity, what do you
suppose the great arch conspirator—the
President of a Confederacy founded upon
Slavei y as its corner stone —offers as a re
ward for their faithfullness ? Why, noth
ing more nor less, than Freedom. These
Slaves, if true to the confederacy, are to he
promised their freedom, after a certain
length of service. A poor reward, if slave
holding logic and theory be correct. They
are to he deprived of the kindest, most
amiable and considerate of masters, and
thrown upon the cold charities of the con
federate world ! They are to be removed
from all the blessings which cluster so
thickly around the institution of Slavery,
and doomed to the miseries of dependent
The Richmond papers bitterly assail this
position of Davis' message. It gives the
lie at once to all the allegation of the slave
holders. It is an admission of the false
ness of the claim they set up that the
Slave is more contented in his state of bond
age,and happier when wearing tlie'shackles.
It is a confession of the weakness and in-
iquity of the institution.
Meanwhile the " nigger question" is dis
cussed throughout the South. In Congress
the debate is personal and violent, the
press becomes intemperate, and members
of Congress indulge in fisticuff's. It is a
confession of the desperate condition of the
Confederacy, and shows that they have lost
all confidence in the sueces of their soberness.
Fes?" A Washington dispatch says : " A
statement appeared in one or more of to
day's papers, erroneously attributed to the
Washington Agent and reported for the
Associated Press, that Commander COI.UX.s
has been ordered to return to Bahia, Brazil,
with his quasi-prize, her officers and crew,
and purporting to give the result of the
action of the Government upon that sub
ject, with other assumed facts in the same
connection. No such telegram originated
with the Agent and Reporter of the Asso
ciated Press. But there is the best author
ity for stating that all statements to the
effect that differences of opinion have arisen
in the Cabinet concerning the ease of the
pirate Florida, or that a decision has been
made for or against her restitution, are
without foundation, No action of the Gov
ernment has been taken in the case, and
110 discussion of it has been held, and the
Navy Department authorizes the following
statement : The original order for the
Wachusctt upon her arrival at llumptou
Roads, was to proceed to Boston for re
pairs, taking with her the prisoners cap
tured on the Florida, to he consigned to
Fort Warren. Before the order reached
the vessel the pr'soners had been sent to
Point Lookout, and in a few days were
transferred by the army authorities to the
Old Capitol. They were immediately ord
ered hack to Point Lookout, to be returned
to the Wachusctt, which "at once sailed
fer Boston, arriving there on Friday last.
The prisoners are, doubtless, ere this in
Fort Warren" A dispatch from Boston
states that they have been received in Fort
ATTKMITEU INCEXUARISM.—On Friday night
last, an apparently concerted attempt was
made to burn the principal hotels of New
N ork ' ity. Early in tse evening fire was
discovered in the St James Hotel, and the
alarm was speedily followed by similar dis
coveries in several other principal hotels,
and at Bnrnnm's Mnseum. The attempt to
communicate fire was in each ease by
means of phosphorus and turpentine, placed
in the bedding of the rooms.
This diabolical attempt is supposed to
have been made by the rebel emissaries in
the city. Stringent measures been adopted
to prevent the recurrence of a like attempt.
LATEST WAR NEWS.
SHERMAN MOVING AGAINST MACON
[From the Itichrnond Despatch. Nov. 21.]
From Sherman's army wo have the intell
igence that it is moving in two columns —
as the report says, one upon Augusta and
the other upon Macon It is not likely that
lie is about to separate his columns lor any
length of time ; and his line of march will
probably be as follows:
The column marching on the Georgia
state road for Augusta will go as far as
Madison, sixty miles, and there turning to
the right, march on Milledgeville, the capi
tal of Georgia. The column marching to
Macon will probably go to Crawford's,
within fifteen miles of the town, and there
turn off to Milledgeville, and form a juuc
t:on with the other body. By this move
ment Macon falls, and the enemy are at lib
erty to move on Augusta by following the
Georgia Central Railroad to Brinsonville,
and then marching north, or on Savannah,
by following the railroad to its terminus
there. We shall soon hear of their cavalry
around Macon, and very near, possibly, to
Augusta. Sherman is moving rapidly, and
is not much troubled with transportation.
He has burned several stations at the de
pots he has passed, and is devastating the
country generally in foraging.
SIEIIMAN'S ORDERS FOR THE MARCH.
MILITARY DIV. OF THE MISSIS.OIMI,
IK THE FIELD, KINGSTON, Ga., Nov a, isiit. )
I. For the purpose of military operations
this army is divided into two wings, viz :
The right wing, Major General 0. 0. How
ard commanding the Fifteenth and Seven
teenth Corps ; the left wing, Major General
H. W. Slocum commanding the Fourteenth
and Twentieth Corps.
11. The habitual order of march will be,
whenever practicable, by four roads, as
nearly parallel as possible, and converging
at points hereafter to be indicated in or
ders. The cavalry, Brigadier General Kil-
Patrick commanding, will receive special
orders front the Commander-in-Chief.
111. There will be no general trains of
supplies, but eaehJeoiqWwill have its ammu
nition and provision train, distributed hab
itually as follows : Behind each regiment
should follow one wagon and one ambu
lance ; behind each brigade should follow a
due proportion of ammunition wagons, pro
vision wagons and ambulances. In case
of danger, each army corps should change
this order of march by having his advance
and rear brigade unincumbered by wheels
the separate columns will start habitually
at seven v. .v., and make about fifteen miles
per day, unless otherwise fixed in orders.
IV. The army will forage liberally on
the country during the march. To this end,
each brigade commander will organize a
good and sufficient foraging party, under
the command of one or more discreet offi
cers, who will gather near the route trav
elled, corn or forage of any kind, meat of
any kind, vegetables, corn-meal, or what
ever is needed by the command ; aiming at
all times to keep in the wagon trains at
least ten days provisions for the command
and three days forage. Soldiers must not
enter the dwellings of the inhabitants, or
conim t any trespass ; during the halt or a
camp they may be permitted to gather tur
nips, potatoes and other vegetables, and
drive in stock in front of their camps. To
regular foraging parties must be entrusted
the gathering of provisions and forage at
any distance form the road travelled.
V. To army corps commanders is entrus
ted the power to destroy mills, houses, cot
ton gins, etc., and for them this general
principle is laid down : In districts and
neighborhoods where the army is unmoles
ted, 110 destruction of such property should
be permitted ; but should guerillas or bush
whackers molest our march, or should the
inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads or
otherwise manifest local hostility, then army
corps commanders should order and enforce
a devastation more or less relentless, accord
ing to the measure of such hostility.
VI. As for horses, mules, wagons, Ac.,
belonging to the inhabitants, the cavalry
and artillery may appropriate freely and
without limit : discriminating, however, be
tween the rich, who are usually hostile, and
the poor or industrious, usually neutral or
friendly. Foraging parties may also take
mules or horses to replace the jaded animals
of their trains, or to serve as pack mules for
the regiments or brigades. In all foraging,
of whatever kind, the parties engaged will
refrain from abusive or threatening lan
guage, and may, when the officer in com
mand thinks proper, give written certificates
of the facts, but no receipts ; and they will
endeavor to leave with each family a rea
sonable portion for their maintenance.
VII. Negroes who ;iro able-bodied and
can be of service to the several columns
may be taken along ; but each army corps
commander will bear in mind that the ques
tion of supplies is a very important one,
and his first duty is to sec to those who
VIII. The organization at once ola good
pioneer battalion for each corps, composed,
it possible of negroes, should be attended
to. This battalion should follow the ad
vance guard, should repair roads and double
them if possible, so that the columns will
not be delayed after reaching bad places.
Also, army commanders should study the
habit of giving the artillery and wagons
the road, and marching their troops on one
side ; and also to instruct their troops to
assist wagons at steep hills or bad cross
ings of streams.
IX. Captain O. M. Poo, chief engineer,
will assign to each wing of the army a pon
toon train, fully equipped and organized,
and the commanders will see to its being
properly protected at all times.
By order of Maj. Hen. W. T. SHERMAN.
L. M. DAYTON, Aid-de-eamp.
CURIOUS RUMOR IN WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, Monday, Nov, '2B, 18(14.
It is affirmed that the secesh here are in
possession of most important news from
Sherman, to the clteet that his cavalry had
reached and surrounded Millenand held the
place until his infantry advance had come
np, and released about two-thirds of all our
prisoners who had been confined there. The
remainder had been removed further south
before Sherman's arrival. Whatever truth
there may be in this statement, one thing
is certain, the secesh here never before wore
such long faces.
GEN, THOMAS REPORTED AT EE VNK\
' LIN, TENN.
LOUISVILLE, KY., Monday, Nov. '2S, 1804.
Cencral Thomas is reported to have re
treated to Franklin, Tennessee.
The military authorities here say that if
the report is correct, General Thomas must
he preparing to receive the large reinforce
ments now on their way to him, before giv
ing battle to Hood, and that he has fallen
back for no other purpose.
JIOOD REPULSED BY THOMAS.
NASHVILLE, NOV. 2t). 1804.
Nothing has been heard from Hood's army
on our front since yesterday evening, the
telegraph wires being down.
Hood made an assault on our works at
('olnmliia, south of Dutch Kivor, on Satur
day, and was badly repulsed.
A siriall portion of the relic! cavalry has
succeeded in crossing Duck Diver.
Hood has made other devclopenients of
his plans, hut thus far he has accomplished
nothing further than conscripting some of
his " dear friends."
There is no foundation for the rumor of
the evacuation of Johnsonvilie, except a
proper preparation for possible contingen
The military situation is satisfactory to
The impression gains ground that Hood
will move east across the Chattanooga,
possibly with the hope of accomplishing
something by co-operating with Hreckin
I-'DOM (!RANT'S ARMY.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 18(54.
The rebelcx-Ceiieral Roger A. I'ryor, now
a private soldier in tin - Confederate army,
was eaptnred on Friday last by the Fifth
corps pickets of tin; Army of the Potomac,
while attempting to exchange papers with
our pickets. This was done in retaliation
for the recent capture of Captain I'urbridge
by the rebel pickets under similar circum
I'ryor says that Ceneral Lee issued an
order for the return of Captain Burbridge
on Saturday, and he himself will probably
be returned as soon as Captain Burbridge
is sent back.
Since the capture of I'ryor, Captain Bur
bridge has been dismissed the army for dis
obeying the order forbidding the (exchange
of papers or holding intercourse with the
enemy under any pretext whatever.
I'ryor has been brought to Washington
committed to the Old Capitol prison.
The information from the Army of the
Potomac is up to Sunday evening, it states
that the usual amount of pricket firing was
heard along the front, but beyond that all
In Ceneral Butler's department the picket
firing was heavier than usual on Sunday,
and then- was also considerable cannonad
KKBEL Ai'PKAL FOR MORK MLN.
UAI.TIMOKK, Friday, Nov. 25, 18G4.
The American, of this city, lias the fol
lowing highly interesting and exciting in
telligence, taken from late Oeorgia papers:
The. Augusta ((la.) C/u'onirle of the 1 Oth
inst, contains the following appeal to the
Georgians bvSenator Ilitl :
" ItICHMONP, Nov. Is. 1801.
To the People of Georgia :
You have now the best opportunity ever
yet presented to you to destroy the enemy.
Put everything at the disposal of our Oen
erals. Remove all provisions from the path
of the invaders, and put all the obstruc
tions you can in his way. Every citizen
with his gun, and every negro with his
spade ard axe, can do the work of a good
soldier. You can destroy the enemy by re
tarding his march.
Georgians, be linn. Act promptly and
fear not. B. 11. lln.i.
I most cordially approve of the above.
JAMES A. SKUDOX, Sect'y of War.
THE NEXT I . S. SENATE.
The terms of thirteen members of t;:c
present United States Senate will expire
,on the 4tli day of March next. Several of
them have been re-elected, and successors
have been chosen in two or three instances.
The outgoing senators are as follows :
Willard Saulsbury, of Deleware, opposi
tion, reelected ; William A. Richardson of
Illinois, opposition, to be succeeded by a
Union man; .James \V. Crimes of Towa,
Union, re-elected ; James 11. Lane of Kan
sas, Union, who will probably be re-elected;
Lazarus W. Powell of Kentucky, opposi
tion, who will probably be re-elected ; Na
than A. Farrel of Maine, Union, who will
be succeeded by a Union man : Henry
Wilson of Massachusetts, Union, do ; J. M.
Howard of Michigan, Union, do ; Morton
S. Wilkinson of Minnesota, Union, do ; J.
G Ten Kyckuf New Jersy, Union, who will
be succeeded by an opposition Senator ;
John P. Hale of New Hampshire, Union, to
be succeeded by Aaron Cragin, Union.
Benjamin F. Harding, of Oregon, Union,
who will be suceeedsd by George 11. Will
iams, I nion : Henry B. Anthony, of Rhode
Island, Union, re-elected : Walt man S.
\\ illey, of West Virginia, Union, to be re
elected or succeeded by a Union man.
The Union men lose a senator in New
Jersey, and gain one in Illinois. T icre will
also be two Union senators elected from
Nevada, so that the next Senate will stand
as follows : Union 40, opposition 14.
The senators from Pennsylvania, Virginia
and Kentucky, also Messrs. Nesinith and
Medoiigall, are classed with the opposition.
SHEHMAX.—Telegraphic despatches show
how SHERMAN" and his veterans "go inarch
ing on." Spreading out their columns,
they sweep through the heart of Georgia,
carrying all before them, capturing a part
of the Georgia Legislature, and sending
dismay throughout the entire region. At
the last rebel accounts, the army was close
ly approaching the city of Macon, (103
miles front Atlanta) and there appeared to
be no hope of presenting any effectual re
sistance to his advance. Since then the
Richmond papers profess to have informa
tion not to be communicated to the public.
We can easily imagine its tenor. It can
be nothing gratifying to the rebels, or else
we may be sure that it would be trumpeted
abroad without the least hesitation or re
striction. It is more than probable that
SHERMAN'S capture of Macon was known at
Richmond at the date of the despatches.
At any rate, his route begins to be cleared
up, and his success tints far established.
Attorney-General Bates has conclu
ded to retire from the Cabinet. The exact
period iixed for bis resignation is not pub
flgy*Major-Gen. Couch has been trans
ferred trom the department of the Susque
hanna and ordered to report to Mrjor-Gen.
Thomas. He left Trenton Wednesday for
S&" The trial of Col. North and Messrs.
Jones and Colin, charged with acting" con
trary to law in the matter of obtaining
New York Soldiers' voles, will not be re
sumed before the Oth or December.
jgiivf Nearly all the factories in Lawrence
have stopped running, owing to a break in
the canal. Repairs are being rapidly made
and they will soon resume work,
4 HAPI'Y NEW
l\- The *til>scriber would
. party--(ting public, that lie wiii Y-
Parly at bis lumne in Milan. Bradford . Arm p.. #r 8
MONDAY, the 2d day of JANUARY. iTI ihV',
- where he will he glad to see all his old friends (V,
one, come all. flood Mnsic guaranteed.
' _ J - 8. PATTERSON
QYSTERS: WHOLESALE & RKT.wi •
BY THE HUNDRED OR KKO,
AX UUQHIriN'B S A I, 0 0y .
To wan da. Nov. 30, 18G4.
DESIRABLE HOTEL PROPERTY FOR
SAUK.—The furniture and I .ease of the War!
House, at Towanda. Pa., are now for sale. The house
is being thoroughly repaired from garret to cellar It
• is located at the county seat o! the large and flourish
ißg county of Bradford, and is doing a good lucrative
business. It is the Stage House for all stage arriving
lat and departing from the town. The property comdst*
of everything necessary for the complete furnisliiii.' ),t
a tir.-t class house, flood Spring Water in the kitch,.,,
laundry and bath-room, in fact, everything desirable
a first rale business stand. To a person desirous of j
tering the business, an excellent opportunity ~ U ,, K
offered. POWELL A SMITH
Towanda, Nov. 23. Isflt. -s
FTHE STOCKHOLDERS OP THE To\\\
1 -L ANDA BRIDUE'COMPANY are hereby notified
I that there will he a meeting at the office of the Cotno.U,.
, in Towanda. on WEDNESDAY, the 4th day of J AM" T
KY, INS, l>efween the hours of 2 and 4, P. M., lor TIE
election of a President, SIX Managers and a Treasurer
Dec. 1. n. N. BEITS. Jr.. SeCvl
A CARD.—MRS. FRANKLIN EOWI.kI;
would respectfully inform lier old friends and THE
public, that she will reorganize her class of inst rutin-.
tal music, at Monroeton, Dec . 12. She will !■ read •
attend to her pupils either at her residence, or her R ,;N
over Tiacy's Store. .Music als lon hand for SALE,
Monroe. Nov, D LST;4.
J| FOODS AND Ni BIAS—a new lot, fend
HOME MADE MIi.VS AND BUYS" BOOTS,
May be found at
1 WICK HAM A BLACKS.
FANCY GOODS A DRESS & CLOAK
MILS. L. M. TABER,
Tnlorms the Ladies and Citizens, ot Towanda and vicin-
A ity, that she has opened, al the late stand of ML-
Darling, next door south ot Patch's Grocery Store M tin
Street, a '
FANCY GOODS STORE,
which she will keep well supplied with an assortment
o' the most Fashionable Goods to be procured in the
New York market Great care will be taken in select
ing to meet the wants alike, of the most fashionable, as
ot the most plain and economical.
DIIK S 8 <f- CL O A K M A K1 X G
is all its branches will be done by competent and exper
i NEED persons, on reasonable terms.
The atten lion ol the pnluic genera 'LV is solicited to
my stockjofjiloods, and facilities for ni inufacturtng. with
an assurance that no pains will be spared to deserve and
secure their patronage.
STITCHING done on a sewing machine, to order.—
Also STAMPING neatly done.
Towanda. Dec I.HR 4".
"Vf" OTICL.—THE SUBSCRIBER HAS i
if left his BOSKS and accounts of Sheriff Cost at the
Protbonotary'S Office in Towanda. All persons having
unsettled bills will please call and adjust them without
delay. A, H. SPALDING.
Nov. 2s, LS4. Late Sheriff.
Sl6,oo6^2f™c? F ,6 * srriTßE
F. N. PAGE'S WARE-ROOMS, AT ATHENS I'A
Having added largely to our former immense stock of
L , Furniture, both of our own and Eastern manufacture,
we are better prepared than ever to serve our old cus
tomers and as many new ones as will lavor us with a
I MR. A. O. HART,
(Who is known fat and near as one of the best work
men in I lie world ) has charge of the establishment,
and all who will give us a call wiii soon be convinced
that 'hey will save a large percentage by making their
purchases of us.
In short we have the fnest stock of goods in our line
j west of New York, consisting of
100 SETS PARLOR FURNITURE,
. ; At prices that will defy competition at
5 0 CHAMBER S E T S
Various styles of Enamelled or Imitation of Rosewo I
■ and Chesiiut, and solid CiiPsuut, Black Walnut, Main .-
any and Rosewood, at prices FROM $25.00 to S3OO, which
for variety of desigh aid finish, cannot be excelled is
. any other establishment, and all to B" found at
, S 0 F A S A X D If U I! E A U S .
AT F. N. PAGE'S.
MARBLE TOP CENTRE TABLES, AT
F. X. PAGE'S.
EXTENSION AND DINING TABLES, AT
F. N. PAGE'S.
150 DIFFERENT STYLES OF CHAIRS,
From $4,00 to $120,00 per set . at
F. X. PAGE'S.
51)0 BEDSTEADS, A GREAT VARIETT.
And lower than the lowest, at
F. X. PAGE'S.
| Why is there such a rush at our establishment for Furn
iture ? The plain reason is we have the best assort
ment,:! better b'ass of WORKS and are selling at LOWER
, prices than can be found withing one hundred miles ol
us , and to be convinced call at
F. X. PAGE'S.
> The most of our Furniture was made and bought pre
. \ II'US to the late advance in prices, and will be -old at
like low prices. Farmers will buy more Furniture from
! us for on firkin of b itter. 100 bushels of oats, or IN
cords of wood, than they could four years ugo. Trv it
- 1 F. X. PAGE'S.
We have also a large stock of
I CORDS AXI) TASSELS,
I CURTAIN BANDS AND CORNICES,
PICTURES, Ac., at
F. X. PAGE'S.
: Everything in our 1 ne that can be called for, will HE
; louml at
F. N. PAGE'S.
COFFINS AND BURIAL CASES.
Our undertaker's department will at all times BE well
supplied with everything in that line. We have the
finest HEARSE in tbi - section, not excepting anytiiiu
west of New York, and will attend ftuuerals within a
circuit of twenty miles, on reasonable terms.
A. 0. HART, Agent. F. N. PAGE.
Athens, Pa., December 1,13G4.
rpIIALLIST FOB DEUKMBFB TKK.M
-L lsG4. Commencing Dec. 5, ISH4.
Jefferson Longhead's use vs. John Longhead
C. W. & J. T. Meore A Co., vs. Michael Mcylerf,
David Rather vs. William Tripp
Geo. Dusenbury vs. Gaming A W'ightman
L. C, Buckingham's use > - Farmer's Union Insurance
William If. Clynier vs. Perry Cobb, ot. al
Reuben W Cheney vs. Eben Dunning.
John II Murry's u>e vs. Robert Spalding s Exr's.
! William Beet's use vs. S. A. Cnnfield, ET. al.
George Decker v-. A. If. Bentlv,et. al.
11. A . Hood vs. Sbiptnan A Wells .
Jane Quick vs. Cornelius Quick.
R A M. Hardee vs. James Merritt . ot. al.
Alanson B. Smith vs. William R. Stores, et. al.
Josiah Well. vs. Jason P. Horton.
Simon Green vs. S. 11. Fitch, et. al.
Amos Stubble, et. al. vs. Levi Anderson, et. al.
S. Hutchinson A Co.. vs. Fox A Thatcher,
Jacob Savereool vs. Joseph Mill's adm'rs.
Charles Comstock vs. Jaliez Stone, et. al.
Nancy M. Voorhis vs, Aslier Huntington's exv's.
Lydia Munson vs. Amos Baker.
Clark A Baker vs. A. B. Smith, et. al.
Alfred Corbin vs. Charles S. Davis.
David ('. Dibble vs. David B. Palmer, et. al.
1-cvi Clark vs. Charles Moore.
11. M. Johnson vs. George K. Elliott.
James 11. Sawyer vs. Alonzo Long.
Jo'.n Hortz vs. Poiueroys.
William S. Alger vs. William G. Alger, et. a!.
Addison W. Alger vs. Elizur Potior.
Jesse I!. Cowall vs. Kelsey Nichols.
Pomeroys vs. J. S. Siuead.
C, W. Whitney's use vs Klhsnan Smith.
C. W. Whitney's use vs. Elhanan Smith.
Polly C'hilaou vs. John W. Sweet.
James Wrisley vs. ftoswel! Luther.
Addison Fuller vs. Schuyler Gates.
Lewis Johnson's use vs. Nelson Yanderpool.
do do do do _ do
Eliason, Greener A 80., vs. C. \ Dare.
George A. Holden vs. J. M Sweet.et. al.
N. C. Elsbree vs. Charles Barton, et. al.
F N. Wilcox vs. John W. Denison.
Glang. Weldhald A kluber vs. Antoue Loader,
Dan Russell vs. Henry WilrgouQi's admt S.
Asa Douglas, et ttx vs. Eliza Eaporte.
Subpoenas returnable Monday, Dec 12
clock, a in, 8. O. GOODRICH, V
ADM INISTK ATOli'S NOTION
is hereby given, that all persons
estate of BULKLEY TRACY, late . '
dee'd, are requested to make iuime
tin. c having demands against xu'
sent duly authenticated for set'
I December 1,1864,