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NEWS FROM ALL NATIONS.
—A private letter from New Orleans
states that there are £'2.000,000 worth of cotton
stored in the interior of Mississippi, within the
Rebel lines, that has lieen bought up by operators
inside of our lines, in some cases as low as two
cents per pound. Transportation at the risk of the
—The Internal Revenue receipts on Mon
day were over $1,300,000. On Saturday last they
touched the high figure of $1,500,000.
—A conflagration at Andover, Afass., yes
terday morning, totally destroyed the Phillips Ac
ademy : loss about $26,000, mostly covered by in
—lt lias been decided in the War Depart
ment that a veteran can enlist in Hancock's Corps
as a substitute for an enrolledman liable to milita- ;
rv duty, but cannot receive the special bounty pro
vided for this Corps.
—The Adjutant-General of Connecticut,
now in town, says that that State is now over 4,000
ahead of the last call for troops, and that it is pro
liable that no draft will be made.
The Ailjoiiy Argus of Wednesday says:
"The Hudson River is frozen over between Albany I
and Rondout.but from that point to New York nav- j
igation is unobstructed except by occasional fields !
of loose ice."
—Richard (4. Cole, a prominent citizen
and for thirty-two years Cashier of the Bank of
Burlington, Vermont, died at his residence there
on Sunday evening.
—R. B. Reed, member-elect from Wash
ington County to the Pennsylvania House of Rep
resentatives, died a few days since.
—W. AI. Kerr, President of the Harris
burg (Pa.) Bank, died in that city on Sunday List. !
—Gen. Sherman's youngest child, about j
six months old, died last week, at the residence of I
Speaker Colfax, South Bend, Indiana, where Airs. ;
Sherman is sojourning.
—A new line of railroad is proposed to '
be constructed from Mt. Camiel, in Nortliuniber- !
laud county, to the month of Lizard Creek, in the i
Lehigh Valley, to form a direct and independent '
outlet from the great middle coal fields to the liar- I
bor of New York.
—The recent cold "snap" was severe
enough in the Northwest. At St. Paul the mercury .
ranged from 26 below zero to 3 to 10 above for four ■
days ; and at Madison, Wisconsin, it reached "20 to |
'24 deg. below, according to locality.
—By the arrival at New Yoik, at 5 o'- 1
clock Monday morning, of the steamship Cuba, we ]
have the sad news announced in Ln France of the
'2d hist., of the death, from apoplexy, of the Hon.
Win. L. Dayton, our able and efficient Minister to j
France. This is a public loss and one that we can
ill afford at the present time.
—One hundred and nine wounded prison
ers were received at the rebel camp in Elmira on
Saturday last. They are from the hospitals at
Washington. Nine of the men had suffered ampu
tation. They were moved from the depot to the
camp in an army wagon.
AYliilo Garret Davis was running a
muck on Monday at the Government, in behalf of
some imprisoned Kentucky traitors, the conserva- ,
tism of Senatorial debate was shocked hy a woman
shouting at him in the gallery. " Yon are a trai
tor. Her husband pursuaded her into the hall,
and begged her to be quiet. " I won't he quiet,"
she answered. "That Senatoi is a traitor ; and if
you men had the souls of men. he and all other
traitors would be tiling out of this Congress." That
woman was respectfully listened to and not arrest
—From the report made at the anniver
sary of the Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, in
New York city, we learn the Society had circulated
2.0x7,210 tracts and pamphlets, at an expense of
#2,331 71. Bishop Potter and Rev. Dr. MeA'ieke,
took part in the exercises. The annual sermon was
preached by Rev. Dr. Geer.
—The wife of Judge Buckuer S. Morris
was arrested at Chicago on Sunday, and taken to
Camp Douglas. A number of packages, addressed
to rebel prisoners at that camp, were found at her
—The Secretary of War has promulga
ted an order directing every officer and soldier ca
pable of doing duty to repair at once to their places
in the field. He says : "Every effort innst be made
to till up the ranks, strengthen our armies and aid
the patriotic and gallant troops now smiting the
reeling enemy with victorious blows."
—The iron-clad gunboat Alaiiyuuk was
successfully launched on Saturday afternoon from
the ship-yard of Mason it Suowden, at South Pitts
—The Rebel Gens. Marmuduke, Cabell
and Gordon passed through Boston on Sunday to
—The evidence in the ease of the ship
Great Western which was detained at Liverpool on
account of alleged recruits for the United States
army among its passengers, proved so weak that
tin Government had to release it. The owners of
the ship intend to claim damages fix tin the Govern
—Alaxiinilliaii boasts that the Mexican
jicople are devoted to him and his Government.
\et lie keeps a foreign legion, probably for the pur
pose of preventing the Mexicans, in the exuber
ance of their joy and satisfaction, from doing the
Euijieror any injury.
—An application has been made to the
Governor of Maryland for the pardon of James
Harris, colored, who was, some time ago, convict
ed for assisting his children to escape from the
bondage of slavery, and sentenced to six years and
six months imprisonment.
—A Yieksburg paper says ; The resi
dence of Mrs. Lucy Davis, a sister-in-law of Jeff
Davis, was most beautifully illuminated last even
ing. in honor of the election of Abraham Lincoln
as President of tie Cnited States.
Both branches of Congress have pass
ed the bill amendatory of the Internal Revenue
Law imposing a duty of #2 per gallon on distilled
spirits on and after the first of January next, and
the bill only awaits the President's signature to be
come a law.
—Early Friday morning a party of guer
rillas of White's command attempted crossing to
tin Maryland shore on the ice,about Muddy Branch,
on the Potomac. Tlicy were discovered by the
pickets of the Frst New Hampshire Cavalry, and
were driven back. One guerrilla was shot dead.—
Mnj. Andrews, who commanded at the point, is in
nightly expectation of raids, now the canal and
river are frozen, and lias accordingly strengthened
his picket line.
—Rear-Admiral Porter, under date of the
15th inst.. informs the Navy Department of the
blockade-runner Petrel, which was drawn ashore at
New Inlet, Cape Fear River. She was thou tired
upon mid sunk, and finally was totally destroyed
by the north-east gales. She had on hoard a large
cargo of IUTUS and munitions of war, all of which
—Several days ago a portion of our cav
alry scouted as far up us White Plains, on the Ma
. uauas Gap Railroad, and coming up to a large par
ty of guerrillas, a tight ensued. The latter were
routed, with a loss of one major, one lieutenant,
mortally wounded, and fifte. ~ prisoners, taken by
—Admiral Porter reports that within the
last 15 days the blockade fleet off Wilmington cap
tured or destroyed $5,500,600 worth of the enemy's
property in blockade-runners, about two-thirds of
Yi hich covers captured property.
Towanda, Thursday, December 29,1864
S&y*- In accordance with our usual cus
tom, we shall not publish any paper next
week. AYe extend the compliments of the
season, to our many readers, and wish them
prosperity and happiness during the coming
year, with many joyous recurrences ol" this
MR. WARD'S ADIJRESS.
We owe our neighbor an apology tor not
noticing sooner his Address t<> the Demo
cratie Party; hut the pressure of engage-1
ments incident to our enlargement, must be ;
our excuse for this—up to the present— I
The first thought that came to us after
reading this production, was that of regret j
for its author, extreme regret for one we
have known and respected for so many
years ; and this because it must bring him I
mortification, and be a positive disadvan- j
tage. It is indeed surprising that a man j
of so much political experience, so much I
intelligence, so much personal pride, and
respectability, should put his name to such j
Immediately after the election, but be
fore all the returns were in, Air. WARD tele
graphed to New York that this State had
given a democratic majority of 20,000.
Afterwards this turned out to be about 40,-
000 from the mark. Can it be possible that I
Air. WAIU now charges fraud upon the Ke- i
publicans in order to mitigate the effect of
this blunder ? Or, is it done to cover up i
frauds on the democratic side? The read-1
er will discover before we close this article, j
that we strongly suspect the latter to be |
the controlling motive, though the former
may have had some influence in the same
direction. One of the worst features of
this address is, its false insinuations. It
is ever considered unmanly, and uncandid
to make charges against another by inueu
does, and here we have an abundance of
them. If Air. W. expects any political, or
any personal advantage from this deviation
from the path of tVrness, his many years of
human experience have thus far profited
him little. But we will refer more partic
ularly to some of these tergiversations here
after, and will now only ask the chairman
of State Democratic committee why lie did
not say out plainly, that negroes voted
with the Republicans? This would have
had the merit of being courageous,as it is, he
has the credit of coining the falshuod, with
out this redeeming quality. How strange
political infatuation will ldind men to the
truth, and right ! And how enraged an
honorable minded man would be, could he,
with disinterested, and unprejudiced vision,
behold the grovelling attitude to which par
tizan blindness leads. But enough of this.
Now we assert positively that no negroes
voted in the state, or in the army, and that
no other illegal votes were cast, on the' R
epublican side , and this we will proceed to
demonstrate. In the first place, the Repub
licans had no need of such aid to carry the
election. It was manifest months before
that Mr. Lincoln would be re-elected, and it
was equally certain that this state would go
for him. t'andid, intelligent democrats ad
mitted this. .So what need of fictitious bal
lots ? Air. Ward is as unfortunate in his
selection of a location upon which to charge
fraud, as he has been in his manner of mak
ing these charges. Of all places, a dis
creet democrat, would have avoided refer
ring to Philadelphia, where the democratic
party made itself notorious, in 1856, by the
boldness, and extent of the frauds it per
pertrated. It the democratic chairman has
forgotten these, the country has not ; and
to rake up to remembrance so disgraceful a
passage in the history of that party, was
not polite, especially so, that lie seems to
have no evidence of false voting except the
large vote cast in Philadelphia. For he
asks, " who believes she ever had 1)9,80(1
votes?" Let us examine this. At the last
census Philadelphia had a population of
5(55,329. Her present vote, therefore, is
less than one to every fire inhabitants.—
Alontgootery, an ad joining, and a democrat
ic county, had at the last census, T0,500 in
habitants. On this she now polls a vote of
14,815, making one vote to every four in
habitants. From this it is plain that Phila
delphia gave 41,582/ ess votes than Mont
gomery, in proportion to her population.—
Or, in another form, if Philadelphia had
given as many votes in proportion to her
population as Montgomery gave at the last
election, she would have given 151,382, in
stead of 99,809. If we go t< Bucks and
Berks counties, two other democratic coun
ties, this same disparity is found in favor
of Philadelphia ; both casting a vote to
every /our inhabitants. And with these
facts staring him in the face, how can Air.
Ward charge fratul upon Philadelphia ? But
this is not all. In comparing the popula
tion, and votes, of the counties of Chester
and Montgomery, a new phase is given to
this question. From this comparison fraud
looks out very strong on lhe other side.—
Chester with a population of 74,578, gave,
at the last election, 14,433 votes, while
Montgomery, with a population of 70,500,
3,933 less than Chester, cast 14,815 votes,
372 more than Chester. The latter should
have 786 more than the former, showing a
fraud of 1,158 votes in Montgomery coun
ty. Lancaster with a population of 116,-
5514, gave 22,926 votes, and Berks, with a
population of 93,818, gives 19,976 votes.
The former should have 4,499 more votes
than the latter, and has only 2,950 more,
showing a disparity in favor of democratic
Berks of 1,549 votes. Bradford, our own
county, where Mr. Ward resides, and where
lie well knows, no frauds are committed on
the republican side, at any election, gives
44 more votes than democratic Dehigh, and
she should give 996 more. But more yet.
The population of the 33 counties of the
state giving republican majorities is 1,819,-
936, and on this a vote of 296,389 was cast,
less than one to every six inhabitants. The
33 democratic counties gave 276,308 votes,
on a population of 1,082,279, more than one
vote to every four inhabitants ! Had the
republican counties voted as did the dem
ocratic, the republican vot 1 would have
been 453,634, instead of 296,339. So the
democrat* have a dear yain <>f 157,245 votes j
over the republicans, and will the chairman
of the Democratic State Committee tell us
how they procured this immense extra vote, j
if it was not through fraud? Why should j
their counties poll more than one vote to j
every four inhabitants, and our counties j
less than one to every sir inhabitants ? Does
this look like fraud at the election, <u the j
part of the Kcpu'licms? And what else
is it, but undisguised fraud, on the part of
the Democrats ?
Wepr >pose in our next to examine fur
ther this address of Air. Ward.
The copperhead press is constantly teem- <
ing with abuse of the Puritans, and their
descendants. No epithets seem to be too
vile, no baseness too low lor this purpose ; |
and whilst, as a rule, there is not a word
of truth in these charges, it is ungenerous !
in the extreme. The people who have
made the rude, rocky, barren hills of New
England " blossom like tiie rose," and whose ;
industry, perseverance, skill, genius, has
done more than that of any other section, to
bring prosperity and glory to this nation,
deserve better ; but, "the better the man,
the better the abuse," holds good in this as
in other cases.
We have been led to notice these sland
ers of a noble people, because it is charged,
" that in their opposition to Shivery they
arc not so much actuated by sympathy for
Four Millions of Slaves, as by a jealous
hatred of Three Hundred and Forty-Seven
Thousand Slave-IFolders." The idea that
any sensible man envies the situation of
the Slave-Holder, is rather preposterous :
but let that pass. The Puritans, and their
descendants, dislike the unjust privileges
which the Three Hundred and Forty-Seven
Thousand Slave-Holders possess, over the
same number of any other class of citizens
of the United States. As white freemen
they would be entitled to three Congress
men, but they sent twenty in additii n, and
had the same number of Presidential Elec
tors. Tlus power makes Slave-Holders
arrogant, and the patronage which it yields
has made dough-faced democracy just what
it is, a party sympathizing with rebellion.
These sycophants to the slavcoeraey, can
see no injustice in giving' to Three Hun
dred and Forty-Seven Thousand Slave-
Holders, as much power as Two Alillioiis
of Northern Freemen possess.
Again. It is often asked " when did the
Puritanical Abolitionists commiserate
wretchedness, except by long faces, hypo
critical cant, and pharisaical prayers ?
When did the poor go from their doors with
their wants relieved ? No, no, their sync
pathies only go tip for the Slaves, and that
costs them nothing." These interrogato
ries, witii their hase insinuations, can well
be answered by asking when did the no
ble-hearted sons and daughters of New
England refuse literal aid to the needy or
destitute, at home or abroad? When a
.Southern City was burnt, what plaee sent
the sufferers the most money? The answer
is, Boston ! When the A ellow Fever raged
in the cities of the South, what place gave
the most liberally to relieve the sufferings
of the distressed ? The answer is again,
Boston ! A few years ago, Norfolk, in A'ir
ginia, was scour ed with Yellow Fever.
A Howard Committee was appointed by
the citizens, to receive and use all gifts
sent for the relief of the sufferers. That
Uonnnittee reported that Boston, glorious
Old Boston, had sent them Nineteen Thou
sand hollars. A larger stun than had been
received from all the eities South of the I'o-
tomue. So that one .single city in New
England, the descendants of the niggardly
Puritans, gave more to relieve the suffer
ings of a distressed Southern Pity, than all
the cities in thirteen Southern States com
bined, where, according to the Copperhead
press, all the liberality and greatness of
the land reside
Surely this one historical fact places the
enlightened, liberal sons and daughters of
New England, above the reach of the vile
slanders of a base parti/an press.
A JEW STYLE OF RETHKAT.
Ceneral Sherman's inarch through Geor
gia; during all the time it was in progress,
puzzled the rebels to tell its line of opera
tions, partly because Sherman h-ft a blank
in his rear, but chiefly on account of his
covering a belt of country some sixty miles
wide, by an army marching in parallel col-;
umns over some four different routes. The
whole of this belt was covered completely
by his operations, either in the marching of
his troops, or by foraging parties, and as
the result Sherman has arrived at the sea
board with one hundred thousand head of
cattle, ten thousand horses and mules, ten
thousand negroes, thirty pieces of artillery
and four thousand prisoners, all captured
from the enemy, besides subsisting his army
a whole month without expense to the gov
ernment. lie has burned or bonded over
thirty millions of dollars worth of cotton,
and destroyed all the bridges, railroads,
cotton gins and buildings that could benefit
tic n bcls. He captured and occupied over
two hundred towns and villages, passed
through forty-two of the finest grain and
cotton counties in Georgia, captured several '
millions of dollars worth of rebel currency,
some gold, and a fine supply of ammunition.
11 this campaign Georgia has had a taste
of that devastation which her statesmen
deliberately calculated on confining to the ;
border States when they precipitated the j
war of 1861. It is apparent to the com
monest observation that the army and the
general capable of such a campaign as this
has been since the opening of last spring,
can accomplish the conquest and subjuga- j
tion of all Georgia. It is obvious that if
this march was a retreat, as some rebel pa-1
pers have asserted, it was the most aston
ishing retreat on record.
A fitting conclusion of this grand " re - '
treat " of SHERMAN'S is the capitulation of
Savannah, which took place on the 21st.—
The rebel general, HARDEE, conscious of his
inability to holt! the place,escaped with the
greater part of his force, probably, in ac
cordance with rebel tactics, to " draw Sher
man on.'' It is supposed that be lias gone
SPEAKER OF THE SENATE.
The Legislature of this State convenes
on Monday, Jan. 2. We are gratified to
learn that the Speakership of the Senate
seems almost unanimously to be conceded
to the Senator from this district, llon.W . J.
TI RRKU., who has by bis ability, consistency
and urbajiity, gained a most enviable posi
tion with his fellow senators. Mr. T. has
been one of the most reliable friends of the
Union in the Senate, and the District may
well be proud of the compliment paid in his
selection as the presiding officer of the Sen
A terrible railroad accident occur
red on the (Land Trunk Railway near De
troit a few days ago by the collision of two
trains. The stoves were upset, the ears took
fire and were consumed. Many lost their
lives, and scarcely one escaped without in
jury. Among those who were thus fortu
nate was Miss AI.ICE JONES, daughter of
KICHMOXU JONES, of Elmira.
tejr A laudable enterprise has just been
undertaken by the Christian Commission
and is being practically can - ed out, viz:
to provide libraries for our soldiers in field.
In order to secure 30,000 volumes of good
choice books, every friend at home is asked
to purchase and send one or more to the
Christian Commission as a New-Year's gift
to the soldiers. They will be assorted and
forward to the proper quarters under the
care of the agents of the Commission.
FROM MEXICO —The latest news from Mex
ico contains a rumor of the defeat of the
Imperialists before Chillafa. Juarez was be
sieged, but Alvarez bad gone to bis relief.
It was expected that the French would
soon evacuate Acapulco, and there was
great excitement in that town.
LATEST WAR NEWS.
CAPTURE OF SAVANNAH—HARDEE'S
ARMY MAKE THEIR ESCAPE.
WAR DEPARTMENT, I
WASHINGTON, Dec. 25. LHFH —S p. IN. \
To MajM'fn. IH.r, Nen- YorT : A dispatch
has been received this evening by the Pres
ident from (Jen. Sherman. It is dated at
Savannah on Thursday, the 22d inst., and
announces bis occupation of the City of
Savannah, and the capture of 130 guns,
plenty of ammunition, and about 2:">,000
hales of cotton. No other particulars are
An official dispatch from (fen. Foster to
(fen. tfrant, dated on the 22d inst., at 7 p
in., states that the City of Savannah was
occupied by (fen. Sherman on the morning
of the 21st, and that on the preceding af
ternoon and night, Hardee escaped with
the main body of his infantry and light
artillery, blowing up the iron-clads ami t'lie
lie enumerates as captured sooprisoners.
150 guns, 13 locomotives in good order,
190 ears, a large lot of ammunition and
materials of war, three steamers and 33,-
000 bales of cotton. No mention is made
of the present position of Hardee's force,
which bail been estimated at about 15,000.
The dispatches of (lon. Sherman and
(fen. Foster are as follows.
"SAVANNAH, Ga., Thursday, Dec. 2*2, 1804.
"//is- I'rtsiilfitt LINCOLN :
"1 beg to present you as a Christinas
gift the City of Savannah with one hun
dred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of
ammunition, and also about 25,000 bales of
" W. T. SHERMAN, Maj-tlcn."
"STEAMER GOLDEN GATE. I
SAVANNAH KIVEIJ. Dec. 22 -7 J>. M. \
"To Lit'uf.-Ocii. (/rant and Maj.-(U a. J!.
IF. HaUvck: 1 have the honor to report
that I have just returned from (Jen. Sher
man's headquarters in Savannah.
" I send Maj. Gray, of my staff, as bear
er of dispatches from Gen. Sherman to
yon, and also a message to the Presi
"The City of Savannah was occupied on
the morning of the 21st. (fen. Ilanlee,
anticipating, the contemplated assault, es
caped, with the main body of bis infantry
and light artillery, on the morning of the
20th, by crossing the river t<> Union Cause
way, opposite the city. The Rebel iron
clads were blown up, and the Navy-Yard
was burned. All the rest of the city is
intact, and contains twenty thousand citi
zens, quiet and well-disposed.
"The captures include eight hundred
prisoners, one hundred and fifty guns, thir
teen locomotives, in good order, one hun
dred and ninety cars, a large supply of am
munition and materials of war, three steam
ers, and thirty-three thousand bales of cot
ton safely stored in warehouses.
" All these valuable fruits of an almost
bloodless victory, have been, like Atlanta,
" I opened communication with the city
with my s.earners to-day, taking up what
torpedoes we could see, and passing safely
over others. Arrangements are made to
clear the channel of all obstructions.
Yours, Ac., J. (!. FOSTER, Mj. (Jen."
The Richmond papers of yesterday state
that on the 23d, twenty-six vessels of the
Wilmington expedition had reappeared.
The dispatch >f (Jen. Bragg as published
in the Richmond papers is as follows :
"WILMINGTON, Dec. 29.
"Twenty-six vessels of the Federal fleet
reappeared this morning. There lias been
no change since last dispatch."
This is the latest intelligence received
from that expedition.
ENWARN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HOOD'S FLIGHT—EIGHTEEN GEN
ERAL OFFICERS AND SEVENTEEN
THOUSAND MEN DISABLED—FIFTY
ONE CANNON CAPTURED—COM
PLETE ROUTE OF THE REBEL ARMY.
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 22.
The rebel retreat from Franklin to Duck
River beggars all description. Hood told
bis corps commanders to get oil" the best
way they could with their commands.—
Frank Cheatham told his aunt, Miss Page,
that Hood was ordered to Nashville against
bis own wishes, but he blames Hood for
not attacking Schofield at Spring Hill.
Hood ordered Bate to attack at Spring Hill,
and lie didn't do it.
The rebel army is now beyond Columbia.
During the rebel tarry in front of Nashville
they captured but two locomotives and ten
I cars. The railroad is but littled impaired,
and trains are running up to Spring liill ;
but two small bridges destroyed. Trains
were run to Mmtreesboro' on Sunday.
Telegraphic communication is all right
with all points, but two small trestles are
destroyed on the Johusonville road. Jobn
sonville itself was not destroyed.
The rebel loss during the campaign was
17,000 men, fifty one cannon captured and
eighteen general officers. The killed at
Franklin numbered 1,400, wounded 5,800,
and 1,000 piisoners were taken. Thekilled
and wounded in the battles before Nashville
and retreat to Columbia : 3,000 killed and
wounded, and 8,000 prisoners. The federal
loss in the battle at Franklin was 2,000, be
fore Nashville not 4,000. The total federal
loss will not reach 7,000, with two generals ;
Hood lias a pontoon above the shoals on j
the Tenuesee river, where our gunners can't \
llood marched on Franklin with forty j
thousand men, including cavalry, and six- ;
tv-ilve pieces of artillery, lie lost just half i
his general officers, and counting in deser- •
ters who are coining in, and stragglers who j
are being captured, he will lose nearly half,
his men. The rout is complete, although
lie is not quite annihilated. B. C. TRUMAN.
NEWS FROM RICHMOND.
BALTIMORE, Dec. 25. LSFIL.
The Associated Press letter from Fortress
Monroe, dated 5 p. in., on the 24th inst.,
" The mail steamer Thomas Collyer has
" A telegraph operator, named Baker, be
longing to one of the chief offices in Rich
mond, escaped the night before last, and
having succeeded in eluding the vigilance
of the Rebel pickets,made his way success
fully into our lines yesterday afternoon.
"He was subjected to a severe examina
tion by Gen. Grant, and stated that intelli
gence of the fall of Savannah and the cap
ture of the entire forces, 13,000 in number,
commanded by (Jen. Hardee, had reached
Richmond a few hours before he made his
"There was a report prevailing at the
same time that Fort Fisher, commanding
the entrance to Wilmington, had also fal
len through a combined attack by General
Butler's and Admiral Porter's forces, but
tiiis could not be traced to any trustworthy
"The spirits of the citizens of Richmond
lie describes as in a very much depressed
state, and it was with difficulty that the
authorities could exercise any influence
whatever over the press and citizens, such
were the public manifestations of contempt
tor the action of the Rebel Government.
" (Jen. Griffin is a passenger in the Thom
as Collyer,and places the utmost confidence
in the siatement of this operator, and is of
the opinion that the report of the capture
of Fort Fisher is true, the extensive prepa
ration made by (ten. Butler on the sailing
of the expedition warranting this early
SHERMAN'S K Xl' HI) ITK ) N L ETT KIJ
FROM AN OFFICER.
The Washington ('hronir/e says: "We
are permitted by a friend in Congress to
copy the following letter, received by him
from an officer now with our army at Sa
vannah. Tin- date is not so late by two or
three days as intelligence from that quarter
which we have already been able to give to
our readers. But we concur with the gen
tleman to whom this letter is addr ssed. in
thinking it peculiarly valuable and inter
esting. from the clear and intelligent inside
view which it furnishes of the use of its
worthless currency to the Confederacy, its
resources lbr feeding its armies, but, at the
same time, its destitution of men.
"Two remarks only we make further.
The writer of the letter alludes to the throe
military dependences of the rebels : their
army in Virginia,- their army in Tennessee,
and the force under Kirby Smith. But,
even when he was writing, General Thomas
had gloriously and effectually taken away
one of those props of treason. Then, again,
in the face of this proof, we hear of the
abundance of provisions which our army
found in its march through Georgia, and the
means of the rebel authorities for procuring
it. How much deepened in horror and
atrocity is the crurl and fiendish starvation
of our brave soldiers, prisoners in their
•• ARMY <>K THE TENNESSEE, I
NEAR SAVANNAH, Dec., 15. JSC,4, I
"My dear friend : The first stage of our
campaign is over. We have successfully
marched through the heart of the enemy's
country, meeting with little or no opposi
tion, finding few if any men, and living on
one of the richest sections of our land: and
now we lie in lines of investment around
the principal city of the great cotton state
—(Jeorgia. Our success so far has been
all that General Sherman could have antici
pated. We have destroyed their great line
of communication between Virginia and the
southwestrn states ; have shut up in Sa
vannah some fifteen or twenty thousand
men ; and can afford to wait patiently until
hunger does its work on them, eating our
selves hard tack and such delicacies as our
friends at the North may choose to send us,
as we have established a base of supplies
in Ossabaw Sound, ready to receive just
! such favors.
"This march demonstrates clearly to my
mind that the strength of the Confederacy
is narrowed down to their armies operating
in Virginia, in Tennessee, and the force un
der Kirby Smith in the trans-Mississippi de
' partment. The rebels have exhausted their
resources so far as men are concerned; and
that is as far as they have exhausted them.
They have plenty of provisions of every
kind. They had good lines of communica
tion. And they experience, so far as 1
could see, but little inconvenience from the
depreciation <>f their currency ; for, as it is
not a medium of exchange between the
Confederate States and the rest of the
world, it matters but little to the fanners
of Georgia whether they buy a pound of
flour for ten cents old currency, or ten dol
lars of the new, either amount representing
lin such standard article the same value. 1
don't mean to say that these same farmers
would be willing to receive the depreciated
trash, if they had an open market, and
made their purchases on a basis of gold
and silver. But when everything is reck
oned on the basis of Confederate money,
that money answers the purpose as well as
anything else as a medium of exchange,
j The Confederate authorities have therefore
little trouble to supply their armies with
: everything that the country produces, as
; the people take their money with apparent
j cheerfulness in exchange for their produce.
I But men they cannot get. To defend Sa
j vannali they have drawn most heavily from
the garrisons of Charleston, Wilmington,
i Augusta, and almost every other point ac
: cessible ; and by shutting this force up in
I Savannah until they are starved into a sur
render, we are crippling the rebels as much
as if we had withdrawn just so many men
i from their effective fighting force. When
Savannah falls—as fall I feel it must—we
! have an excellent base, and can move to
Augista, one hundred and twenty-seven
miles into the interior, supplying our army
I by the Savannah river, which is navigable
jto that point. Then, with Augusta as a
i secondary base, where will not Sherman go?
"Yon may think I am counting my chick
mis before they arc hatched. Hut Sherman,
I know, feels confident that lie can and will
tike Savannah : and he is by far too rest
less a man to remain quiet in one place
"There is this difference between the
rebel armies and our own: their men are
in for the war or until they are killed, and
ours are in for but a short term of enlist
ment. And we have now, my dear sir, in
this very army, a good many who, their
time having expired, wish to be mustered
out. If \e are to continue the war I think
we must have more m< n. If our armies
were reinforced largely the next summer
campaign would be the last of the war. it
you wait until next summer before rein
forcing them, then 1 see no reason why it
should not last two more years as well as
one. I have not read the President's mes
sage, but 1 sincerely trust we shall see in
it a determination to order another draft,
and for a reasonable term, so that we shall
i have soldiers, and not recruits merely, in
"The spirit of the troops is good, ami lias
been tested since we have been before .Sa
vannah. Fort McAllister, commanding the
approach to the Ogechce river, kept the
fleet beyond our reach, and it was necessary
to capture the fort so as to open our com
munication with the navy, lhe fort was to
be taken by assault. A division from this
army was assigned to that duty; and nobly
was it done, for they assaulted the work in
a uiost gallant manner, and planted our
flags in triumph upon the parapet. It was
the grandest sight I have ever witnessed
worth a campaign like the past to be pres
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 20- 2 p. in.
An officer who arrived from Cumberland
reports having heard of a spirited engage
ment between the Fnionforces, under (ions.
Burbridge and Stoneman, and the Rebel
commanders of the Confederate; Department
of south-western Virginia.
The light is reported to have taken place
near the lines of the Virginia and Tennes
see Railroad, and either at or in the neigh
borhood of Saltville. The incoming reports
contain nothing looking toward a reverse :
but, on the contrary, are very encouraging,
and lead us to think that if the reported en
gagement was of any moment, it was cer
tainly a valuable success to our side.
Burbridge's movement is creating very
considerable stir among tire Rebels where
he is operating ; at least so say citizens
and prisoners No doubt there is good cause
At or near Wythovillc the rebels are
known to have a pontoon train, and are al
so known to have large quantities of sup
plies at Dudlid, Salem and very many of
the various stations on the line of the rail
road. The Rebels are making as strong ef
fort as tliev can to check Burbridge, by con
centrating their scattered forces toward his
front, flank and rear, but they have not got
troops enough at their command, from all
that we ean learn, to drive liirn off or
thwart his plans.
Rolling Fork, near New-Haven, on the
Lebanon branch road, was burned on Fri
day night, by a gang of guerrillas, under
Billy Mugruder. Railroad communication
between Louisville and Lebanon for the
present, owing to this piece of vandalism,
The guerrilla raid into Milton, Ky., is re
duced to the following proportions : Fifteen
of -Jesse's men, all well armed.and mounted
rode into Milton, fired on the Dumont and
went on board, searched the ferry-b' -at Un
ion, and shortly afterward moved oil to
Adam Johnson, who gives his rank as
Brigadier-General of the provisional army
of the Confederate States, and who was
wounded and captured in Southern Ken
tucky some months ago, will be forwarded
to Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, to-day.
Ever since his capture he has been on pa
role by order of Gen. Burbridge
The Rebel Gen. 1.3*011. who threatened t
do so much mischief, lias been met and
driven back, and is now retreating out of
Several trains loaded with prisoners, pail
of the fruits of Gen. Thomas' late victor}',
arrived to-day at Louisville. The prisoners
will be sent on immediate]}*. Front all 1
can learn we have now actually in our pus
session eight thousand Rebels, taken on
and after the action of the 15th inst.
The engagement that took place at Mm*
freesboro is represented as quite a blood*?
contest. The attack was made hy ('!o
burne's old division, thought to be undei
the command of Gen. \V. Bates. The as
sault is said to have been desperate, and
the defense to have been made with equal
There is nothing unfavorable to report.
Even the guerrillas are failing.
In regard to Gen. Lyon and his conscrip
ting operations, we hear some doleful tales
of how lie brutally treated old men and
mere bo}*s marching barefooted, after his
own enlisted men had taken their shoe?
away ; and in one or two instances having
deliberately shot bis victims for mere ex
ample's sake because they could not marc!:
along to suit his haste.
HON* WILLIAM L. DAYTON*. —The death o:
the Hon. William Lewis Dayton, 1. S
Minister to France, is announced by tin
last arrivals as having taken place it
I'aris, Dec. 1, b}* a sudden attack of appo
plexy. Mr. Dayton was born at Baskin
gripge, N. J., Feb. 1", ISO", and had con
sequently almost completed bis fifty-cightl
year at the time of his death, lie was
graduated at Princeton College in 18*25
i and after passing through the usual course
of legal stud}', was admitted to the bar ii
1830 In 1837, lie was elected a membei
of the New-Jersev Senate : in 1838 he wai
appointed an associate judge of the Su
preme Court, which ofiice lie resigned ii
I*4l ; and in 1842, succeeded Mr. Southan
as I . S. Senator, serving in that capacity
until March, 1851. Upon retiring fron
■ Congress he resumed the practice of hit
profession in Trenton ; in 185(5 was nomi
nated by the Republican National Conven
tion as the candidate for Vice President,
Mr. Fremont being the candidate for Prcsi
dent ; and upon the accession (if Mr. Lin
coin in 18(51, received the appointment o:
!'. S. Minister to France, which office he
retained till the time of his decease. Mr
Dayton was a prominent Free-Soil Whig
during his Congressional career, was ai
intimate adviser of President Taylor, am
an ardent supporter of the policy of hit
administration. He defended the admission
of California into the Union as a Free State
: voted against the Fugitive Slave Bill am
was in favor of the abolition of the slave
trade in the District of Columbia. Mr. Day
i ton was a man of high personal integrity
modest and conciliatory in his deportment
! of polished and winning* manners, clear ant
| accurate in his perceptions, and eloquen
in debate. He had gained great favo
among the American residents at Paris L;
his firm maintenance of the rights of hi*
country, and his zeal for her cause in tin
j hour of her trial.
j THE subscription to the Ten-Fort;
| Loan for the week ending with Saturda;
! amounted to $29,658,550' and to the Seven
1 Thirty Loan, $5,334,000.
The President's Call for 300,000 Men,
WASHINGTON*, !><-. 2d. IN ~
Hy the president the I nited St'it's :
A I-BfK LAMATTOK.
Whereas, By the act approved July i
1864, entitled "An act further to
j and provide for the enrolling and calling.,m
the national forces, and for other purposes"
j it is provided that the President of t1,,.
United States may, at his discretion, at ;„ 1V
i time hereafter, call for any number of rum,
as volunteers for the respective terras f ,|
of one, two or three years for military s,. r .
vice, and that in case the quota, or anvj, ~.
thereof, or any town, township, ward .j
city, precinct or election district, or , <
county not so subdivided, shall not he fin,.,
within tin space of fifty days after
call, then the President shall immedian
order a draft for one year to fill sufhqnnhi
or any part thereof which may he unfiiU.] ■
And whereas, By the credits allowed,
accordance with the act of Gongre- I
the call for five hundred thousand n,<- ;
made July 18, 1864, the number of rri'-u
be obtained under that call was redm.-w]
two hundred and eighty thousand ;
And whereas. The operations of tlieei...
my in certain states have rendered it i .
practicable to procure from them their fn
quotas of troops under the said call.
And whereas, from the forgoing cruises
but two bundled and fifty thousand inn,
have Deen put into the army, nary a d
marine corps under the said call of July
fx. 1554. leaving a deficiency of that call
of two hundred and sixty thousand :
Now, therefore, 1, Abraham Lii.c-h,
President of the United States , f Am. ;
in order i i supply the aforesaid detici. ,
and to provide fur casualties in the mi!:; .
and naval service of the United States. '
issue this my call for three hundred t
and volunteers, to serve f>r one, two or
1 lie quotas of the states, district- and
sub districts under this call will be re
signed by the War Department, tin. m
the Bureau of the J'ruvnst-Mar&hal-G.
era! of the United States : and in eas- *
quota, or any part thereof, of any i v
township, ward of a city, precinct ..i <• •
tion district or of a county not so sub !
• led, shall not be tilled before the 15th
of February, 18(55. then a draft shall
made to lib such quota, or any part then
under this call, which may be unfii!
said lot!: day of Febuary, 18(55.
In testimony whereof i have hereun*-
my band, and caused ibo seal of the I
States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington. *
19th day ol December, in the year
Lord one thousand eight hundred and -
four, and of the independence of the IN,
States of America the eighty ninth.
By tin President: ABRAHAM LINT (H. N. j
WM. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.
QYSTERS! WHOLESALE A* RETAIL j
BY THE HUNDRED OR KEbi,
A T I. A U H H I. 1 .V ' x S A L 0 O X
Towanda. Nov. 30, lsG4.
rPHE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE T<>\\
JL AXI'A BRIDLE COMPANY are hereby i.otiii
tli;it there will be a meeting ■! the office ot the Comp -.
in Towaoda, OB WEDNESDAY, the 4'.H day of J AM
l'Y. between the hour.- of 2 and 4, M.. fe-.i '
election of a President, six Managers and a Tre-asut-
Dor. 1. X. X. BEITS, Jr.. S<
I> RIDGE LETTING.—SeaIed Proj
lJ trill be received it the bonse ol Robert Kn
li'tiington Township, upon THURSDAY, JAX
13, l-tio. at 2 o'clock p in., for the building >1
pleting of an Arched Biid;:e acrr>- Brown's Cr--
that place. Plan and S| f.-iticati " a may he seen
Commissioner'.-, Uiii.-e and at -aid Kn., j.'- :j - :i.
previous to letting the same.
•J. U AMI-BE;. .
w. R. noli-;;;.
J. BEAU! si.: j
Commissioner's Office, Bee. 26, '64. C m -
V'Cnei: TO CGLLEt TOR-—N
i-r hereby given to all Collectors of 1864, tnd
vimis v.-.is, win. ale ia arrears upon tbeil Dupl
either st.ni- County or M iitia ; ~x. that unie-i •
is paid in f-.t! before the 2m hof January next. - *
positively be brought for the collection of the '
due. .1. CAMPBELL,
\V. B. no OK.
1 .1. BEARDSLEE,
Conimi-si..ner's Office, Dee. 27, 1-04. I m':-
\ HAPPY NEW" YEAR TO ALL-I
-zJL The -ii 1 .-. ; i'ui-r would re.-] .. tfi.l'y an:
party-oing public, that he will give- a Ntvc Y- -j
Party at bis noose in Milan, Bradford county, l*a.. on I
MONDAY, the 2d day of JANUARY, 1864, wla II
where he will be g!a<l t. s.:e all his o.d friends. -
one, come all. Ootid Music guaranteed.
J.S. PATTERS! 1- :
KT OTICE.—MY WIFE, SARAH . |
■A. v having lett my lied and board without any -
provication. all persons are hereby forbidden tr
harboring her on my account, as I -hal> pay
her contracting after this date. ' |
OLIVER A. HUDSON'
Sbesliequin, Dec. 3, 1864.
piJOPOSAI.S will be received at tli
X tic-e of U. I). Montanve, tor furnishing the B< •
. of Towauda 2U.1100 teet ot 14 inch oak plank, not t >-i
reed 6 inches in width. Also 4 000 fe t Oak Scan;'-.
3 inches square. To be delivered by the Ist day of .\p.
. next. Towauda, "/Jec. 21. 1864
ME N wA N T ED!
BY TIIE FALL ("REEK COAL & IROX CO.
To Chop. Clear Land, and Make Shingles, or ; Clc |
I.and by the acre.
Apply to tVM. M . MALLOKY, at the Ward Hons-.
Dec. 8.1864. GEO.C FARRAR, Preside-.:
FIKST NATIONAL BASK
Towanda, Dec. 6.1- 4
The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the l',r.
for the election of nine (:) Directors to serve tlu
r iug year, will he held at the Banking Office on t; c
day of January next, between the hours ot Ito -
X. X. BETTS JR. C.ish". :
OFFICK PEOVO.ST MAUSHAL, lath Pi-.
TROY, Pa. Dec. 5.1864.
In order to secure the assistance and o>-.p. rati- '
I the pebple in the endeavor to keep the Enroiian: i 1 i
continually coirect. the Enroliiug Board ban ..e: |
rected to have copies of said lists kept open to t! -ex ..
, ination of the public at all times, if he can show, t
, satisfaction of the Board, that the person gained s.
.property enrolled, on account of
i Ist. Alienage.
2d. Xon Resident.
3d. Over Age.
' 4th. Permanent physical disability,ot/snch ade : ,
- to render the person iiot a proper subject for c-nr a
uudei the law and regulations.
1 sth. Having served in the Military or Naval A
1 two years during the present war. and been lion n 1
. | discharge !.
Especially civil officers , clergymen, and all prom.v- fl
i citizens are invited to appear at all times before the i" ' I
i to point out errors, and to give such information in t- 1 i
possession as may aid in the correction and if- - 1
They should understand that it is plainly for tie': I
i terest of each sub district to have stricken from the * I
ail names improperly enrolled because an excess of n : I
increase the quota ealled for from such sub-district-: a
. that it is equally for the interest ot each person eurd 1
in a given sub-district to place upon tin- li-'s all perso j
' in the sub-district liatile to do military duty, liecausc til
- greater the number to lie drawn tn-m, the less the chau 5
that any particular individual will be drawn. It is t I
personal interest of every enrolled man, that the q j
m which he is coneemc-d shall not be made too lar: i
, and that his own c hances for draft shall nut be inj i
1 increased ; both these objects wili be attained it ,ib J
1 j ties will aid in striking out the wrong names and ;
; isg in tne right ones. Especially is this the int - 1
i Uioae drafted men who i>y putting in nbstitutest
selves liable to draft have secured exemption, w!
itic- term- of the law Hold good only until the pre • :jl
rollmeut is exhausted in their sub districts.
Men who are over 43 years of age and iu coi-.-t
excused by law trom the performance of duty J
field, owe it to the cause and the c uutry I t.i.
ous and active part iu the correction ol theei.
- lists, a military service ot the first importnoce f '-'J
, ; requires that the quota -hall be assigned in prop
| | the enrollment, and tlie iairness and justice <: : --
1 ot determining the amount ot military servi > d :
1 each and every section cannot be doubted it t( •£&
[• meut i- made as nearly perfect as it is piaciu ■ :
make it. Tlie amount of service clue to the naf; :
' evi ry town or county, is thus laid fairly and ) '
S fore the citizens, and" is expected that a iiigh.f " j
, thou a selfish interest will prompt all to do their
perfecting the enrollment, and securing a . * !
cient exetution of the laws tor raising tr cp-. va
it becomes necessary to apply them By ordn' ' 9
Maj. RIUH ARD .1- IXIDuE
' : A. A. Pro. Mar. lien i'J
WILLIAM SHKKF'.r.!- J
Capt- & A. A- u 1
T CIIARI.IS M. MANVILI.K,
1 Capt. & Pro. Mar. 13th Dis. I'a.