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Sazette lab Democrat
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1563.
MESSAGEOF GOVERNOR CURTIN.
READ, JANUARY 7, 1883
To the Senate and louse of Ripe-. en - atives of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania :
G e n:knurl—Notwithstanding the pressure of
public calamity which has weighed heavily on
the country during the past year, it has Weaned
Divine Providence not only to enable the people
of Penusylvonia to perform in full all their dit
ties to the common government. but to give to
this Commonwealth domestic peace, plenty and
The balance in the Treasury, November
3 th. 1061, was 5117,4,605 72
I:eceipt-.lnrina fiscal year ending November
MO. loft were as follower
ti per re .1 loan, let Mayl3, 1061,
From variousbanke an an equivalent for coin
for the payment of interest on public debt, 140.768 30
Refunded cash, military, 20,566.42
ratted Sew tievernment 603140 62
Total la Treasury for 11seel year, ending No
vember.* Ude, !6,% 3.38
And the psymoolts hays been as follows:
For griliaorl ParPowl, $3,023,110 06
raid On Mat. Mimi as an equivalent fur
Military expenses, Act April /2, 1861,
Military exponent, Act May 15, MR,
Military expenses, Act May 16,1861,
Military expenses, Act April, 16 1862,
31,Litar, &actions, Act May 13, 181/1.
Occati.tionces of Sinking Fond,
Temporary Loan redeemed,
United Scam Oovernmene Direct Tax,
Laaviot balance In Treasury, November
30, UM. , $2,172,844 10
Of which amount. one 'hundred and ninety-five thousand
d.- 6o.,Eeed and sorest! six dollen and twenty wen
cents is the balance of unexpended military loan, as fol
namoce of said land, November 30, 1661, A 91,507 41
Receipts ander Act May 10, 1881, 307,850 00
'raid for military expenses as above, 431,78! 14
Paid for redempden of temporary loan, 100, , 00 00
Hoc. Vt. from indium warasil;
Vor inn year ending November SO, 18n $1.017,822 30
•• •• 1861, 3 0L7,615 58
Excess dread& for 1862, 24030,176 82
Payments for ordtpury purpooes, excepting
For yessr endlog November 30, 1.201, $1,118,662 93
0 16 6. 7604 1,041,349 77
Decrease in expenditures of 1882,
From the tables exhibited it will appear that
the receipts from ordinary sources of revenue for
the year 1862, are in excess of the receipts of
the year 1861, one million thirty thousand one
hundred and seventy-six dollars and eighty•two
,[the excess of interest paid in 1862 over
that in 1861, being $144,098 37;] and that the
ordinary expenditure!! for 1862 were ninety-five
thousand three hundreds and seventeen dollars
and sixteen cents less than the year previous.
The healthy condition of the revenues, and
the excess of the receipts over the expenditures.
secured by the rigid economy which has been
practiced (especially considering the necessary
increase of taxation by the National Govern
ment,) seem to invite the attention of the Legis
'mum to a revision of the revenue laws, with a
new to lightening the burtheos of the people. In
this connection it is proper to invite your atten
tion to the justice and expediency of restricting
tie rate of local taxation, now, in some parts of .
the State, oppressive.
/mount of public dead Pea Ray/vibis, to It
stood am the let day of December, 1661, .40,589,660 03
Additional amount received at the Mate Treats
ury during the fiscal year ending Novem
ber 30, ISM on Military Loan, authorized
per Rot of May 15, 1861,
Deduct amount redeemed at Me state Treas
ury during the Huai year ending Novem
ber 31S 1862, viz:
5 per rent State etocks,
414 per cent State gonna,
4 per cent State stocks,
Domestic creditorn' certificates,
Military Loan, per act of Apr 1112,1861, re
deemed, 300,003 03
Public debt December 3, 1862,
Towards the extinguishment of the publio
debt. the Sinking Fund holds oecuridee amount
lag to ten millions seem hundred sad eighty
one thousand dollars, as follows :
Bonds of Sunbury ma Erie Itailroaa Com-
Eon& of Pennsylvania 'Railroad Company,
Bondi of Wyoming Canal Company,
Should there be no extraordinary demand on
the Treasury, there can be appropriated from the
large balance now on hand-and the increasing
revenues, at lease a million and a half of dellarti
during the coming year towards the payment of
the public debt.
The operations of the Sinking Fund during the
lasL year have been, as shown by my Proclama
tion of the Bth of September last, as follows :
Amount or debt or Commonwealth reduce.; $262,601 67
da Whim, III!
Domenic Creditors' certificates,
hand note* cancelled,
It will be observed that the fiscal year ends on
the thirtieth 9f November, and the Sinking Fund
year on the first Monday of September. This is
the reason for the apparent deficiency in the
amount of debt paid as stated in the Treasurer's
Report and by the Commissioners of the sinking
Under the Act of 11th of April, ISC2, I ap
pointed William McClelland, It. 11. I.l6Comb
and M. Russell Thayer, Esqrs., as Revenue
Commissioners, who have printed a report, and
will no doubt submit the result of their labors to
the Legiclature,to which I invite attention.
I refer to the reports of the State Treasurer
and Auditor General for the details of the finan
cial affairs of the Commonwealth. The reports of
the Surveyor General, Superintendent of Com
mon Schools, snd State Librarian will exhibit
the state of the departments under their care.
In accordance with the Act of 10th February,
1862. the quota of this State sf the direct tax of
the United States, amounting to one million nine
hundred and forty-Six tho.isand seven hundred
and nineteen dollars and thirty-three cents, was
on the ILh of June, 1862, paid to the United
States, partly by a relinquishment of a portion of
the sums Claimed by this Stale from the Govern
ment and partly in cash, after deducting the
fifteen per cent allowed by the act of Congress
for prompt payment. Pennsylvania thus paid
her quota of the direct tax before any other
State. There is still due to the State, pried
ipally for advances since made for trans
portation and equipments of volunteers,
about three hundred thousand dollars.
On the 20th of February last, I issued my war
rant authorizing the State Treasurer to deliver
to the Philadelphia and Brie Kaihead Company
one thousand of the bonds deposited with the
State in conformity with the Act of May 7, 18G1.
On the 20th of November, I issued a similar
warrant. Both warrants were granted titer re
ceiving reports from John A. Wright, Esq., the
Commissioner appointed for the purpose, that
the proceeds of the bonds previously issued had
been appropriated in accordance with the pro
visions of the law. The company has now re
ceived three of the five millions of bonds de
posited in the State Treasury. With the proceeds
of the bonds issued, fifty-two miles of road have
been completed, making with what had formerly
been finished, a total of one hundred and ninety
nine miles, leaving eighty-nine, nines unfinishe 1,
of which, nearly all is graded and ready for the
iron. The bonds still in the Treasury will yield
an amount ample to complete the road, and thus
open this important route of trade and commerce.
The development of the vast mineral and other
resources of our northwestern counties by this
means, will, undoulvedly, in a few years render
valuable the securities of the Sunbury ant Brie
Railroad Company, now forming part of the
Sinking Fund of the Commonwealth.
The interest on the State debt was paid in Au
gust last in specie or its equivalent, in conform
ity with the existing law, at the cost of one
hundred and f arty-eix thousand six hundred and
thirty-one dollars and treaty-two cents for the
difference between specie and paper currency,
of which the banks, under the provisions of the
Act of 11th April, 1862, have already refunded
to the Sate - one hundred and forty thousand
seven hundred and sixty-eight dollars and thirty
This burden on the banks has become heavier
than in my judgment ought to be borne by any
Unless the Legislature should otherwise pro
. vide, it will be the duty of the Slate Treasurer
lito pay 13 like manner the interest which will fall
due hereafter. We should all be careful not to
violate the faith or impair the credit of the Com—
mormealtia. The serious end early consideration
of the Leg.siature is bushed to the whole subject.
In my opinion there are already more incor
porated hanks in the Commonwealth than are at
present required for the potdic convenience, and
I therefore recommend that no wore shall be in—
On the 7th of July last, a call was mild° by the
President for three hundred thousand volunteers.
This Stele had already supplied nearly one hun
dred and ten thousand men, yet her people
promptly bestirred themselves to respond to this
new requirement. Although it was believed that
no bounties would be necessary to ituluee the
men of Pennsylvania to enter the service hf their
country on such an ore.ision, yet as some of the
neighboring States offered large bounties, it was
thought not right to expose our citizens to the
temptation thus afforded to them to enlist in
regiments of other ditties. There being no ap
propriation for the payment of bounties, I, of
course, could not direct them to be paid out of
the treasury, and it was evident that to call the
Legislature together and wait. for the negotiation
of any loan %filch roiptt he authorized for the
purpose, would be attended by injurious delay.
Under these circumstances I confidently ap
pealed by proclamation to a people who turn
never faltered in the performance of any duty of
patriotism, calling- on them to raise in their
several counties the sums necessary to insure
their proportion of the quota of the State. This
appeal was effectually answered. Public meet
ings wer& held, and liberal amounts subscribed
by individuate. In the city of Philadelphia, be-
sides a very large tund thus raised, the municipal
authorities contributed heavily from their com
mon treasury, and in several counties the county
commissioners, generally under the guarantee of
a few, of their eminent citizens, devoted county
funds to the same purpOse. i recommend that
these proceedings be legalized, and submit to
the wisdom of the Legislature the question of
what legislation would be just and proper on the
whole sultivel, that the burden of this patriotic
effort may fall equally on all classes of people
throughout the State.
The result of this manifestation of public
spirit was that thirty-eight new regiments and
three unattached companies of infantry were
raised; four other regiments, which, previouvito
this call, had been authorized by the War De
partment to be raised, are still in progress of or
On special requisition from the War Depart
ment there have been raised and are now in
service five additional regiments, and three com
panies of cavalry, two batteries of heavy artil
lery, and one battery of light artillery_ A
battalion of heavy artillery is being raised by
Major Joseph Roberts, U. S. A., with my assent;
also under special authority of the War Depart
337.35 U OJ
101,0,10 u 0
Early in September last the rebel army cros
sed the Potomac into Maryland, with the design
of invading this State. On the 4th of that month
I called upon the people by Proclamation to or
ganize into companies and hold themselves in
readiness to be ordered into actual service for
the defense of the State. And on the 11th of
that month, under authority of the President. I
issued orders for fifty thousand volunteer militia.
to rendezvous at Harrisburg, for the defense of
the Stale. This call was promptly responded
to, and a large force was sent forward to the
Cumberland Valley and its vicinity. The first
part of this force, consisting of one regiment
and eight companies of infantry, moved from
Harrisburg on the night of the 12th of Septem
ber, and was followed by other regiments as
rapidly as they could be organized and trans
The command of the whole force was taken by
Brigadier General John F. Reynolds, who left
his corps in the Army of the Potomac - at my
urgent request, and hurried to the defense of his
native State, for which he is entitled to the
thanks of the Commonwealth. Fifteeu thousand
of the Volunteer Militia were pushed forward to
Hagerstown and Boonsboro', in the State of Ma
ryland; ten thousand were posted in the vi
cinity of Greencastle and Chambersburg ; and
about twenty five thousand were at Harrisburg.
on their way to Harrisburg, or in readiness and
waiting for transportation to proceed thither.
One regiment, at the request of Gen. Ilalleck,
was sent to protect Dupont's Powder Mills, in
the State of Delaware.
On the 24th Septethber the Volunteer Militia
were discharged by me from service, having by
their spirited demonstration greatly aided in
peventing Hie intended invasion of this State
by the rebels, and compelling their sudden eva
cuation of the portion of Maryland which they
had polluted. For these services, the thanks of
the Governor of Maryland and of the Command
er of the Army of the Potomac were rendered
to our patriotic troops through me. Measures
have been taken to procure the payment in full
of these troops, and of the expenses attending
their services, by the United States, in accordance
with the terms of the call by the President. A
large portion of the amount has already been
paid. Having accompanied this force to Hagers
town, I am enabled to speak of the courage,
fidelity and cheerfulness with which the men
suffered unaccustomed privations, and bore the
fire of the rebel force, performing with alacrity
all the service that was required of them.
On the 4th of August last, a draft of three
hundred thousand militia, to serve for nine
months, was ordered by the President under the
act of Congress of 17th July . , 1862, and regula
tions were made by his authority in pursuance
of that act, under which regulations the enrol
ment and draft were conducted in this State,
our militia laws being found to be defended..
Several counties and districts having already
supplied by volunteers their proportion of the
quota of this State, were exempted from the
draft, and time was given to enable others to
raise the required number of men by voluntary.
enlistments. The draft was generally proceeded
with throughout the State on the 16th day of
October last, and the drafted men were directed
to be placed in the several camps of rendezvous
established under the regulations, where they
were organized and elected their officers, and
have since gone forward to the army in the field.
The draft was eminently successful, and when
the men had been marched to the rendezvous, my
agency in the matter ceased, and all authority and
control over the men devolved on the United
States officers. I cannot but commend the
people of Pennsylvania fer their eheerful obe
dience to the requirements of the Government
on this occasion. All the expenses of the draft,
are, of course, to be paid by the United States,
aqil I learn that officers are now in the State
charged with the settlements and payments.
Including the three-months volunteers, Penn
sylvania has furnished to the general govern
ment, more than two hundred thousand men
since the breaking out of the rebellion, besides
some fifty thousand who were in service, or ac—
tually ready for it, as volunteer militia under
the call of 11th September last, making in the
whole more than two hundred and fifty thousand
ln October last, a body of rebel cavalry, with
a battery of artillery, suddenly .erossed the Po
tomac and made their way as far as Chambers
burg, plundering what they found of supplies
useful to them, and committing other depreda
tions. They went out of the State by crossing the
South Mountain, and thus reaching the Potomac
below llerper's Ferry. The troops ie the field
were not prepared at the moment to punish this
attempt on our soil, and it is to be much regret
ted that efficient measures could not have been
taken by the army to capture the rebels on their
return to tho Potomac. Immediately after I
received notice that the force had crossed the
line of the State, I called into service the An
derson Cavalry, then encamped at Carlisle, and
two companies of Regulars, at the Barracks at
that place. These troops were pushed forward
in the direction of Chambersbyrg and South
The cavalry at Camp Curtin, consisting of ono
full and two imperfect regiments, wereittmed
as infantry, and, together with two companies
of infantry and a battery of volunteer light
artillery of Harrisburg, were held in readiness
to go forward, when General Wool arrived and
assumed the command of all the forem lie had
previously ordered part of his command from
Baltimore, and marched the troops to Gettysburg.
The rebels marched with so much celerity
that they did not encounter any of the forces
of Oen. Wool, and escaped from the State. I
recommend that application be made to Congress
for an appropriation to compensate our citizens
for the damages which they suffered by the raid.
Oa the two emergencies to which I have re-
!erred, I acknowledge valuable counsel and as
sistance from Brigadier General Andrew Porter,
of the United States Army, who thus testified
his affection for his native State, and zeal in her
service when threatened. And ou the same, and
other occasions, I am indebted to Colonel They.
A. Scott, Colonel John A. Wright and Colonel J.
11, rafter, members of my Staff, who came
promptly on my summons and served with their
accustomed zeal and fidelity, without._ pecuniary
The militia law of this Slate is greatly defec
tive, and I earnestly recount:cud the appoint
' ment of a commis: ion to prepare and submit, an
efficient system, to be reported before the ad
,jt•arnment of the Legislature, so !hat action may
be had on the out ject at the present session. In
the hurry of ordinary business the Legislature
might not be able, to give the necessary attention
to the preparation of a proper measure, and
events vhich have already occurred prove the
necessity of some •ffectual legislation on the
snbject, so that our people may be adequately
The Stain in in pusge..spicn of the following
Ordnance, Arms and Ammunition:
63 pieces of artillery. of nil:MI 22 rood repairs.
2 batteries of now cannon, consisting of 12 Griffin tilled
cannon, 6 pounders, 2 caissons and 2 battery wagons,
presented to the Ste.te by toe eonanitteo of Solely of rhi-
holelph la, to S op.= or
' • h
muskets and or which 11,014 aro ready
4,161) in the hands of media:lMA tor rtTairv, and
the balance, he ving been used by the militia called out
In September !art, require cleaning.
12.127 eo . le Infantry accoutromeute complete.
1,205 sworat dud sabres.
l X 35 rOurids artillery menial/Woo.
1,522,000 rounds ammuniilon for small arms
The following arms, accoutrements and am
munition have been furnished according to law
to the border counties, and to volunteer organiza
tions formed under the Militia Act of 1858:
5,840 muskets and rifles witb accoutrements complete. were
tamed to and are now In p05....t0n of border conattto,
4,90 raukata And riders sod 1 ,041 setts of accoutrements
issued to and now to possession of organized empauies.
Also, 80,000 rounds of pomuoition issued to border coup-
tie. and organized companies.
1,735 muskets and 855 sea, of accoutrements, were issued
to Coionele Browc cud Mantes regltneuts on going into
32 pieces of artillery, leaned to First Pennsylvania Annie.
ry, Colonel Charles F. Campbell, commanding, ongoing
tom the !service
528 sabres, 1,058 pistols, and 628 setts of acccoatrements,
issued to organized cavalry companies.
Showing an aggregate of
107 pieces of artillery.
39,045 Maaketo and rides
1,82 e sabres.
88.203 netts of infantry accoutrements
MS netts cavalry accuturemontx.
1,1Wa,933 rounds of ammuultion.
in addition to the above, the following military
property of the city of Philadelphia is reported
by the Home Guard of the city of Philadel
phia," to be in ita possession, viz
6 20 pounder Parrot rifled gang.
2 10 gonads!. Prussian rifled gong
10-pounder Hog Ugh rifled gun.
12 Cai4Bolll3 fog 20-pounder Parrot rifled gnus.
2 caissons fur 10• pounder Prussian rifled gone, with tools
1 11l pounder rifled howitzer, DaMoen.
1 in-pounder rifled howitzer, 110 141., Dahlgren
2 fold adertaidoi fur ditto
_ . .
2 small howitser gum., 12-pormders, with carriages, tools
I 12-pounder rifled howitzer, Fahlgren.
1. 12-pounder smooth-bore, 750 Zs. Dahlgren.
2 Held carriages (or ditto.
2 small 12-pounder howitzers, with carriages, took and
1 : 27 Saddles - , with traces, breast strap, Sze
Be Raddled. incomplete
2,296 mnakets and rides
200 pistols and 124 buibters
],997 rounds of shot and shell
672,884 rounds musket and ride cartridge!!!
The foregoing does not include the arms and
equipments that have been issued to the several
regiments of the Home Huard, and which are in
For the details of military operations and of
statistics, I refer you to the reports of the Ad
jutant General, Quartermaster General, Commis
sary General, Surgeon General, and the Chief of
Transportation, which accompany this message.
In regard to the election of officers in the
Reserve Corps and the recruitment of the regi—
ments of that corps, and of our other gallant
regiments of volunteers, I propose to send a
special message in a few days, as I deeire to
treat these subjects somewhat at large, and to
submit to the Legislature some documents rela
tiug to them.
By the thirteenth section of the act of May
15, 18e1, I was authorized to draw my warrants
on the Treasury for a sum not exceeding twenty
thousand dollars fur - compensation to such per—
sons as might be required to serve the country in
a military capacity. At the date of my last ma
nual message, I had drawn from the Treasury
eight thousand five hundred dollars, and had
paid Out up to the let of Decembar, 1861, sir
thousand four hundred dollars, when my account
wa:, settled. Since that time 1 have drawn two
thousand dollars from the Treasury, part of
which, with the balance in my hands, has been
expended in the payment of my personal stuff
in service when L required assistance, and in
peoddrine iufermatina , Mid to persau.vcreplcyed
when the Stale was threatened with invasion in
September, 1862, and during the raid in October
An account of these expenditures will be found
on file in the office of the Auditor General.
Under the not of 20th of April, Istsa, it is my
intention to take early measures for the sale of
the powder magazine in the city of Philadelphia.
The powder magazine at Harrisburg is not judi
ciously located..A State powder magazine ought,
in my judgment, to be erected on a suitable site
in the vicinity of this place, and 1 recommend
the attention of the Legislature to the subject.
In September last, two batteries of rifled can
non were presented to the Commonwealth, by a
committee of citizens of Philadelphia, through
B. V. Merritt, Esq., which are now in the ar
senal in that city. I recommend that provision
be made for procuring carriages, caissons and
other equipments for them. The liberal donors
are entitled to the thanks of the Commonwealth
for their patriotic gift.
Under the joint resolutions of 28th of February,
1862, measures were promptly taken for the re
lief of our sick and wounded men in the field.
The wounded at Winchester, StraSburg, Front
Royal, Williamsburg and Fair Oaks, and those
in the corps of Major General Banks, were duly
attended on the field or in the vicinity by Sur
General Smith and a corps of surgeons
under his direction, and were brought into this
State. The same system would have been con
tinned, but in June last, I received a letter from
the Surgeon General of the United States, repre
senting that it was found inconvenient to the
service, and a net create 'dif f iculties in the regu
lar identification of the soldiers for pay and
In compliance with his views, I was reluctant
ly obliged to discontinue the system, but I have
not . ceased to urge on the War Department the
propriety of sending our sick and wounded men
into the State, where they can be nursed and
cared for by their friends, and have to say that
at length such an arrangement was made with
the authorities at Washington, which it was
hoped would be effective, but there has been
such tardiness in putting it into practical opera
Lion, that I recommend the Legislature to invite
the attention of the War Department to the
subject. Our suffering men have a right to the
sympathy and aid of their State, to be so rend
ered as not to injure the service. If the bring
ing them biome to be attended could produce
even inconvenience to that, I would not urge it.
But it is cruel to leave them to the care and (I
regret to say it) frequently to the neglect, or
worse, of strange officials, at points in the im
mediate vicinity of all the abundant comforts
which the solicitude of their families and friend*
would rejoice to provide for them.
In addition to the expenses of attending and
bringing home our sick and wounded as above
stated, 1 have expended less than $4,000 in the
transportation of (limb of Dick, killed, or
wounded volunteers, and other persons sent by
me for their care to the several battle fields and
hospitals, and in bringing home for interment
the bodies of those slain. The whole expense
incurred under the joint resolution was live
thousand one hundred and nineteen dollars and
eighty : three cents, the details of which will be
found in the report of the Surgeon General and
of the Chief of Transportation.
I have uniformly, when applied to, allowed
the expense of transportation of one person to
the field to bring home the body of his friend or
relation, and the expense of his return with the
body. The cost_of this has not exceeded $6OO,
which is included in the sum of less than $4,000
In this connection I must speak with applause
of the aelivo benevolence of our citizens, who
have without compensalion devoted iheir time
and care to their suffering fellow citizens, disa
bled.by the casualties of war. Not only have
many gone to the field, to administer their kind
offices, but in every part of the Commonwealth
thousands have applied their means and exertions
to the same end; and especially have the women
of Pennsylvania, obeying their true womanly
instincts, shown that they are worthy to be the
mothers, wives and sisters of the brave men
whom they have stimulated to their duty, and
soothed and nursed in the sufferings that have
ensued in the performance of it.
The city of Philadelphia having patriotically
offered to the United States, League Island as a
donation for a Navy Yard, Congress directed a
commission to report upon the availability of
that site and also d New London. To the gen
eral astonishment, a majority of the commission
have reported in favor of Now London, but the
minority Ilse presented a report, which is forth•
ed by Lee approval of the Secretary of the Navy,
showing so conclusively the superiority of League
Island that it is scarcely possible that. Congress
should hesitate to select that location. To es
tablish a Navy Yard for the construction of iron
clad vessels at a point remote from ail necessary
supplies, situated on salt water, and t t eee t .sibie
by more than one route to any enemy, who may
have a momentary superiority at sa, would ap
pear to he quite inconsistent with the wisdom of
Congress, especially when a site is offered con
venient to iron, coal at other necessary sup-
PlieS, situated on fresh Water with a sufficient
depth for the draught of large vessels, and safe
from hostile attack by its pesiiieu.
Capt. Henry E Wrigley, of toe city of Phila
delphia, at my request, oat without compensa—
tion, has matlo n report to we on the defenses of
the Delaware, which I herewith transmit fur in
In July last, I received, at Pittsburg, by tele
graph, au offer from the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, of a donation of fifty thousand dollars
to atiaiNt in paying bounties to volunteers. I
declined this otter, because I had no authority to
accept it on behalf of the public, anti was unwil
ling to undertake the disbursement of the fund
in my private capacity. I have since received a
letter on the subject from the company, suggest
ing other modes of disposing of ,the money, a
copy of which is annexed to this message.
If the Legislature should accept the donation,
I recommend that it be applied towards the
erection of an septum for our disabled soldiers,
and that the trustees appointed to superintend
the erection and management of the asylum, be
authorized to accept such further contributions
as our citizens may offer. Itt a well managed
establishment of that kind, it is probable that
the pensions to be allowed by the Government
to the men, will enable them to support them
selves with conafort. By en act of Congress,
passed on the second day of July, 1802, lands
were granted to the several States for the en
dowment, support and maintenanee by each
State, of at least i , one college for teaohing such
branches of learning as are related to agriculture
and the mechanic arts, without excluding other
scientific and classical studies, and including
I recommend that proper prevision be made
by the Legislature for having the lands thus
gepted to this State selected, and the title made
to the State, and that Congress be requested to
allow the lands and their proceeds to be used by
the State in the construction and support of such
an asylum as I have above suggested. Au.
The details of the operations of the', common
school system, during the school year that term
inated on the first Monday in June, 1862, mani
fest scarcely any evil effects front the troubled
state of the country. Absence of the usual de
gree of progress in the various departments is
the only result observable, To have held its
own. however, during the severe ordeal to which,
in common with all our great social • interests.
and enterprises, it has been subjected, is the
strongest proof of its inherent vigor, and of the
hold its possesses upon the affections as well as
the judgment of the people of the State.
It has come to my knowledge that in some
parts of the State d system exists of paying the
wages of workmen and laborers not in money
but in orders on storekeepers for merchandise
and other articles. This system, by preventing
all competition, leaves the men to the uncou
trolled discretion of the etorekeepers. It is a
system most unwise and unjust, and it affects
classes of useful citizens, who, as they live by
the proceeds of their daily labor, have not ade
quate means to resist it. I have no doubt that
most of the difficulties which occasionally occur
between employers and their workmen are due
to the prevalence of this system.
That every man, for a fair day's labor should
ceceive a fair day's wages, is but the dictate of
common honesty ; and while it would be most
unwise for the State to interfere at all with the
rate of wages, it is, in my judgment, incumbent
on her to protect her laboring population by re
quiring that whatever may be the wages stipu
toted, they shall be so paid that the recipient
may purchase necessaries for himself and his
family, where they can be had beat and cheapest.
I do most earnestly recommend this subject to
the Legislature for prompt and effectual action.
I believe that the several charitable institu
tions to which the Legislature has been accus
tomed to grant aid, have been well managed
during the past year.
lthn Wyotning Canal is atilt In the hands of
the receiver. Certain creditors of the company
hiving instituted proceedings in the Supreme
Court for selling the canal under the mortgage,
the Attorney General has intervened iu the suit
to oppose the making of a decree of sale. No
decree Las beet. made, and the proceedings are
yet pending. Meanwhile, it being alleged that
the subscribers and stockholders have paid up
but a small part of the nominal capital of the
company, an information has been filed in the
Supreme Court by the Attorpey General, to com
pel them to pay up the capital, or such charges
and assessments as may be necessary to extin
guish the debt due to the Commonwealth. This
proceeding is still pending. It is understoOd
that the gross receipts of the canal during the last
season have been about one hundred and thirty
thousand dollars and the annual interest on the
mortgage bonds of the company a little over
fifty-one thousand dollars.
In pursuance of the joint resolution, passed
11th of April, 1862, the Attorney General has .
instituted proceedings on the former cashier's
bonds, to recover the money due to the Common
wealth by the Bank of Commerce at Erie ; and I
have employed John H. Walker,
Esq., as special
counsel for the Commonwealth, in the prosecu
tion of the officers of the bank in the Court of
Quarter Sessions of Erie county.
In accordance with the provisions of the Act
of 6th of May, 1862, an information in equity
was filed by the Attorney General against the
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company and the
Pennsylvania Coal Company. The case was
argued before the Supreme Court at Sunbury, in
. an Act passed on the 16th day of May,
1862, a company was incorporated by the name
of the Navy Yard, Broad Street and Fairmount
Railway Company. It being alleged that the
company, instead of making a railway on the
route and in the manner prescribed by its char
ter, le construCtitig a railroad of a different ehar
acter, by a route extending from the Philadelphia,
Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad depot to the
Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad depot, both
within the city of Philadelphia. The Attorney
General has proceeded against the company by
quo warrant* for the violation of its charter, and
has also filed an information for the purpose of
restraining the company from proceeding in the
construction of their road. Both these proceed
ings are now pending.
By the act of 20th March, 1813,.it was provid
ed Oct citizens absent from home in actual mili
tary service, might exercise their right of suffrage
as if they were present at the usual places of
election. This act was substantially re-enacted
in the general election law passed on the 2d of
Jaly, 1839. The Supreme Court has recently
decided that by reason of a phrase in the Consti
tutional amendments of 1838, this provision has
Pennsylvania has sent to the service about
two hundred thousand citizens, who, by this de
cision, are disfranchised. This seems to be a
hard measure—that men who testify their devo•
tion to the country by going to the field should
thereby lose the most inestimable right of a citi
zen. I recommend that the necessary steps be
forthwith commenced to amend the Constitution,
so as to give the right of suffrage to the citizens
who are thus excluded.
I cannot close this message without speaking
of the unbroken loyalty and spirit of the freemen
of Pennsylvania. They feel that on the (reser
vation of the Union and the suppression of the
most causeless and wicked rebellion which histo
ry records, depend the honor, the interests and
the whole future welfare of the . Commonwealth.
They will never tolerate schemes for destroying
the Government of Gra United Slates, or for
forming separate Confederacies, or any other
schemes, for creating general confusion and ruin,
and aiding and comfurting the traitors who are
in arms against their country.
This State has furnished more men for the de
fense of our institutions, and has lost more by
the casualties of war, than any other State. She
has given her blood and treasure freely, and is
ready to give as much more of both as may be
needful. liar people ihtend that by the blessing
of Gun this rebellion shall be suppressed, and
will not be turned from their settled purpose by
the wiles of masked enemies or the vacillations
of feeble friends.
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On the contrary, they will (as is their right)
insist that competent integrity, earnestness, in
tellect and vigor shall be employed in the public
service, to preserve the Government, and to
maintain the unity of the country.
A. G. CURTIN.
/larrieburg, Tan. 7, 1803.
FRIDAY, January 9, 1363
Wheat (prime white)
per bushel *1 •13
Wheat, (prime red)
per bushel 1 :15
Rye do 61
Corn (old) de 60
Corn (new) do 115
Corn Meal do 00
Oete do 47
Flaxseed do 1 00
Cloverseed do 4 10
Timothy seed do 2 25
Barley do 70
Potatoes do 5.3
'Sw.E.4 Potato. do
Salt do 00
Salt per Soak 1 40
Wheat Flour (extra
family white) bbl. 750
Wheat Flour (extra
foot. white) )5 100 Hie 3 73
Wheat Flour (extra
family) per Iltrrel 6 50
Wheat Flour (extra
family) per 100 3 - , 3 . 3 25
Single Extra Flour ,
per barrel 5 00
Slagle Extra Floor,
per 11"0 lb& 3 75
Wheat Wear (eaper
fiti) per barrel 5 00
Rye Flour per barrel 4 00
Rye Blear per /00 lbs. 200
100 the. 2 00
Pork iii 100 the. a 00
Beef (Mud quarter)
per 100 pounds SCOS 00
Beef (fore quarter)
per 100 poll ads 708 00
Hama per ponu.d. 10
Shoulder. do 7
Flitch do 7
Dried Beef, do 12
Table Butter do 21
'Lump Hotter do 20
iFirkin Butter do
Mellow do 9M
ILerd • do 8
itha,,K, Ram do 7 and 8 .
Beat Old Rye Wiriakey,
per gallon 75 to 100
Common Whiskey, per
gallon 17 to 31
.Flaxseed Oil OA gallon 60
Rime per dozen 21
'Stone Coal (stove, egg
&broken, 7Jl2ooolbii. 4 110
Not Coal do 3 10
!Llinditrners' do 2,00102 511
Plaster per ton, 6 U 0
Timothy Hay do 12 00
Meadow Ray do 11 00
Hickory wood per cord 4 00
Oak wood do SOO
Bark do 080
PRICES OP GRAIN,
PAID BY P. BI7SIIONG & SONS,
January 9, 113e9.
'Reading Lumber Prices Current.
Reported for the Reading Gazette by JACOB H. DRY
BUBB, Buratrx Commission Yard. South Third M.,
near the Lancaster Bridge.
READING, Jaaarry 9, 1863.
$ 5 00(O14 00
20 4151452.5 00
20 000025 00
10 00015 011
20 00@60 00
17 Wel: 00
20 00@25 00
4 00 4 18 00
10 11025 00
1 60(0 1 90
20 001030 00
9 01 1 @14 00
20 002660 00
12 00400 00
19 000020 00
20 004525 00
Hemlock Joist and Scantling,
Poplar Boards, - -
White Pine Boards and Plank, -
Cherry Boards and Plank, -
White Plan Floor Boarde d -
Roofing Lath. -
Oak Floor Boards,
White Pius and Hemlock Shingles,
Oak Boards and Plank, -
White Pine Ceiling Lath, -
Ash Plank, - -
Spruce and Pine Pickets, -
Walnut Boards and Plank, -
Lynn Boards and Plank, -
Pine Joist and Scantling.,
Birch and Maple Boards and Plank,
200,000 feet Green Butt Edged Clear Walnut
from 4 to 7 inches WARTED, Price paid
in Cash 4200530
Tncrasnite, Jan. 9, 1909
FLOUR AND GRAIN.—The Flour market is more active,
and holders generally are firmer in their views and less
anxious to cell ; 310 bble Northwest extra family sold at
$6 87%; 150 d do Ohio do at s7@7 25, the latter for a select
ed brand and 2500 do western do mostly on terms kept
private. 'The PANS to the trade range at $663 25 for an
pellet,: $4 50@7 for °tante ; s7@7 75 for extra family, and
sog3 00 'fi bill for fancy brands, as In quality. Rye. Flour
is deli at $3 25, end Pennsylvaela Corn Meal scarce and
in demand at $3 75 53 bbl. The receipts today are 8400
bble doer, 10,130 bushels wheat. 5000 do corn, and 7303 do
oats. There is less activity in Wheat, and only some 2000
@,OOO bus have been disposed of, mostly at $1 47 @1 48
for good Pennsylvania reds. in store ; choice lots are gen
erally held higher. Of White. the tales are also limited at
from $1 65 to $1 80. the latter for prime Kentucky. Rye ie
steady at ei69sc for Pennsylvania. Corn is very dull;
there is very little offering, but there is no demand, and
only about 20 0 bee yellow found buyers at 70@ 3e for
new, to the cars, and 78c for old. Oats are unchanged,
and 3301' tins Prince Edward's Island sold at a private bar
gain. The demand for Cloverseed continues unabated, and
email@example.com has sold at *ll 2568 50 bnehel, chiefly at the
letter rate for prime,
WHISKY to firm, with further eaten of 350 bbls, Penn
sylvania and Ohio at 43@44c ; Mids. at 424, and drudge at
IRON.-f-There to a steady demand for Pig Metal at fully
former rates, bat moat makers having sold up. the Kates
are confined to a few small lots Anthracite at *30Q33 for
the three numbers, oath endtium. ttloome continue scarce.
For Manufactured Iron the inquiry le good and prima firm.
CATTLE MARKEL—About MOO head of Beef Cattle
were offered and molly all disposed of at the A venne Yard
during the past week; prices ruled about the same, with a
fair demand for good cattle, ranging from *7 for common
up to EAMtillo for good and extra quality—the bulk of the
Wes were at from sB,li to 017 the 100 Ito net, (lows—
About 100 were disposed of at slB@3o each for Springers,
and 4130 to CM Mr hews and (alved. Hogs were Wady,
and some 70E1 were offered end sold, Including 6000 at
Imhoff's, at tIN00,4„1 the 10016 nett. Sheep—Only about
1500 were received and sold at equal to $5O @6r r i It gross
for good, and s3@3,i,f each fur mock Sheep.—hurtle Ame
On Friday, January 9, 1863, in Oley township, Berke
county, PETER GULDIN, aged 45 years.
On the 7th tent., in this city, MARY LONGACRE, aged 48
Oa the sth HMI., in Kutztown, JACOB B. RIMIER}, aged
about 24 years.
On the gd tort, in Ws oily , Jrnr,e youngest
daughter or Willtlire. and Julia Rowe, aged 1 year, 4
months and 1 day.
On the Ist inst , In Engelsvllle, NICHOLAS GEESE, aged
95 yenta, 5 mouths and 20 days.
Ou the let inst., in EOVISVIIIO, GEORGE BAUER, aged 37
years and 20 days.
Oa the 30th tilt., In this city, JOHN, non of Jacob and Ma
ry Eve Lanfersweiter, aged 14 years, 9 mouths and I day.
On the 201.1, alt., La Celebrenkdale? ELIE/HEM wife of
Samuel Boner, aged EIS years, 11 months and 25 days.
On the 25th nil , in thin city, ALBERT HARRIWIN, eon of
William and Catherine Greath, aged 2 years, S months
and 9 dayß.
On the 27th ult., in Exeter, likany ELIZABETH. daughter
of Peter and Alma Keehn, agtri 6 years, 1 month and 9
On the 27th nu.. in Jefferson, SARAH, daughter of John
and Sarah Bechman, aged 4 years, 3 months and 11 days.
On the 26th alt., in Albany, ELIZABETH, wife of David
Boyer, aged 30 years, 3 months and 29 days.
On the 26th Mt., to CtMllll, JOSEPH GARBER, toll-collect
or at the Poplar Neck Bridge, aged 31 years, 3 months and
On the tleith ult, In Hospital at Washington, of typhoid
fever, DAVID blench. of Bari township, Berke county, a
Pennsylvania Volunteer, aged about 40 yearn.
On the 29th ult., in Penn, Baena:bit SARAH, daughter of
Joel and Julianne Haag, aged 5 months and 6 days.
Ou the '21,4 ult., iu Lower Heidelberg. Joan Wit.biam,
only son of William and Rebecca Hiding, aged 5 yeah, 11
months and 14 days.
On the 18th ult., in Shamokin. at the residence of his
eon-in-law, 51r. John H. Beaty, WILLI,. Joaas, formerly
of Reading, Pa.. aged SO years and 5 mouths.
In Centre loWusidp, of scarlet fever and diphtheria, en
the Slat November, MEVEIoS, aged 16 years, 6 menthe and
10 days--On the 4th December, MATILDA, aged 5 years, 9
mouths and 3 days—Ou the Bth. Balsa, aged S years, 2
months and 21 days—On the 11th, Semen, aged 14 years,
6 months and 14 days—On the 14th, PEEMAL, aged 10
years, 9 months! and 7 days—On the 224, LEVI. aged 12
I COI, II 11041/164 atid 24 OM all children of William K.
and Rebecca Hiatt.
. .... .
Recently, in Hospital atßaltlixfore Mices.ELLlvaseoop,
a soldier of Compaq 15.1, Sth Pennsylvania Cavalry, late of
Boyerstown, Berk. co., in the 24th year of bin age.
IfIHE STORE AND DWELLING HOUSE ON
the Slain street in the borough of Womeisdorf, being
the same building in which the Odd Fellows' Hall ie loca
lised. This is a favorable opening for a business man,
as there is now but one Store in the borough. robser
elms given on the Ist of April, 1803. Terme easy.
App dee ly to
13-10;fil 1, C, LIVINOOOD.
To Lease on Favorable Terms,
firiHE COAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE
"Old Forge Coal Company," situated about
lone mil. from Scranton, on the Bloomsburg Railroad.
Said property eau bo pot in good working order at a com
paratively small expense, and contracts can be entered Ireo
for immediate delivery Of Coal. For further particulars
enquire a'', or addtese
Oen. H. PEITNNEY, Scranton, Penna.
No, 76 Gold Street, New-York, or
A. Y. STOUT, President or Shoe and
noir 22-Smo] Leather Bank, New• York.
AUDITOR'S NOTICE.. •
TITE UNDERSIGNED AUDITOR. APPOINT
ED by the Orphans' Court of Berks county,• to audit,.
end re-erate the account of Solomon Boltz, Admin
istrator of the Estate of John Boltz, late of Upper Tulpe
bocce:. township, Berke snooty, deceased. and make dia•
tribution of the balance in the hands of said Admlnletra
tor, will meet the partites interested. at his office. In the
city ef,Readlng. on Saturday, the 17th day of January,
1863, at 1 o'clock, P. M.
den 27-31] J. GEORGE SELTZER, Auditor.
Estate of David Hertz, late of Robeson
township, Berke County, Deceased.
XTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT LET
-1O TERS of Administration to the estate of David Hertz,
late of Robeson toivnthip, Berke county, deceased, have
been granted to the snh.geriber, residing in the tame town
ship. All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to
melte payment forthwith, and all having claime against
the same, will present than; properly authenticated, for
Dec. 20-6t] DANIEL HERTZ, Administrator.
IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE SECOND
and final account of H. 11. Hettinger and John T. Sell,
siagnees of Isaac R. Palm, has been filed In the Froth.).
notary's office of Berko county, and that the same will be
allowed and confirmed, on nionday, the 19th day of Jan
uary, 1913, unless cause be shown to the contrary.
Jan 3-It) ADAM W. KAUFFMAN, Prothonotary.
LHEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE ACCOUNT
f Abraham H. 'Vanderslice, Assignee of Herman Y.
erman and wife, has been filed in the Prothonotary's
office of Berke county, and that the same will be allowed
and confirmed, on Monday, the 19th day of January,lS63,
u I, less cause be shown to the•coutrary.
Jan 3-3tl ADAM W. XAUFFSIAN, Prothonotary.
Is lIEILEBY GIVEN. THAT FIE ACCOUNT
of Jonas Herbein, Trustee of Mary Herbein, a Lunatic,
has been Clod to the Protbonotary'e office of Berke county,
and that the same will be allowed and confirmed, on NJ OD,
day, the 19th day of January, 1053, unless cause shown
to the contrary.
Jan 3.-9tl ADAM W. KAUFFMAN, Prothonotary.
TS HEREBY GIVEN, TItAT TILE ACCOUNT
of William Wlegoer, Committee of Leanne Wiegner, a
LuonVe, has been flied in the Protbonotary'a office of Becks
county, and that the tame will be allowed and cout/ctued,
on Monday, the /9th day of January, IN; uultem carom be
shown to the contrary.
Jan 3-30 ADAM W. NAII9.FMAN I Prothonotary.
OF REAL ESTATE.
DY VIRTUE OF SUNDRY WRITS OF LE
rocevi Rwitts, Vend Wont Exponcut and nori Facia*.
imued out or the Court of Common Pingo of Deans county,
and to too directed, wilt be sold at Public Voodoo or out
On Monday, the 12th day of January, A. D.,
1060, at. 1 o'clock., P. M., at the politic bosom of Daniel
[feller, in Boyerstown, Colebroutsdale township, Berko
county, to wit: A certain two-story-BRICK HOUSE, and
zilLos, Shop, sad Frame Stable a ad lot or piece or ground,
situate in the village of Boyerstown, Colebroolsdalo
township. Coke county, boaoded on the South by
property on:tab:trine Sirsbotse, on the Boot by an alloy, on
the Ninth by property of Joseph Belleinao, and on the
Went by High ',tree"; containing in front on High street
sixty feet, and In depth two hundred and thirty-h' my fret,
more or less. Sold as the property of /A Mil STRUNK.
On Wednesday, the 14th day of January, A.
D. al 1 o'clock, P. 111., at the public 1101 SO of David
11 Flub, in she borough of Hamburg, Berke county, to wit:
All that certain msanake, tenement and tract of lend, sits•
ate in the borouch.of Hamburg, Perks county, bounded on
the North by Washington etreet, on the East by Water at.,
on the South by Piue street, and on the West by prayed',
of John Beiteprona.; containing 2.4 scree, more or less.
t7,74rb0 improvomeats thereon erected are a two story
psyn,Liz; 110085 and nitabou attached_ Smoke
Vuta.Hoo..e, Bake Oven, Baru and Wagon Hoeft, Tanning
Howie, Carrier Shop, Bark House, 20 geld Vele, and other
outbuildings, together with a good stream of water plum
ing through said premier% arc.,
Also—A certain TOWS LOT, &teat• In the borough of
Hamburg, Berke county, bounded on the North by prop
erty of George Shenk, on the East by White Oak drew, on
the South by property of Jacob Kalbach, and on the West
by an alley; containing in front ell feet, and in depth 180
feet. more or leak hold as the property of JOHN P.
70 ['Huta for Of The
At the seam time end Tatum N 6. I.—A Oak
tutu two•story BRICK BOMB with one and a ktitstory
3Kitchen and lot or piece of grouud, situate on the
South-East corner of State and Main streets, in the
Borough of Hamburg, Berke county, bounded on the
North by State street or road, South by property No. 2,
(hereinafter described.) East by an Alley, and on the West
by Main street; containing in front 22 feet, and In depth
ISO feet, Mare or 141..
76 cents for 56 lbg.
- 87 cage for 56 the
45 canto for 82 the
No. 2 —A certain two-etory LOG MOUSE (weather board
ed) with basement. and lot or piece of ground, mituate on
the east side of Main street, in the Borough of Hamburg,
Burks county, bounded on the North by property No. 1,
East by an Alley. South by property of Uodfry Feidel, and
on the West by Main street; containing in front 213 feet, and
in depth 100 feet. more or Iron
No. 3.—A certain undivided half part of a itertain Lot or
piece of Ground, ottani., on ISO cart side of White Oat
street, in Windsor township. Berke county, bounded on
the North by property of Jacob Halbach, South by pro
perty of Jacob Reichert, East by an Alley, and on the
West by While Oak street; containing to front 60 feet, end
in depth 180 feet, more or lees.
No 4.—A certain undivided half part of a certain Tract
or piano of Land, tannin in Windoor townohip, Berks.:min
ty, bounded on the North by property of Mr. Saul, South
by property of John Shearer, End by an Alley, and on the
West by the bchaylkill Canal; containing One and a quar
ter acre, more or less. Sold as the property of BENJA
On Saturday, the lith day of January, A. D.
1863, at 1 o'clock, P. M., at the public hone of Joseph
Ganser, (Keystone) In the city of handing, Berko county,
to wit; ell that certain three parcele or lots of ground, ad
joining each other, situate en the NLLIIII-WARE 86Phei of
Ceeler's" and " Bronson's " lane, between said BrOnsott'.
and Lardnor's lane, within the limits of the city of Rot
ding aforesaid. adjoining on the North property of John
Kissinger, on the West by property of John dopier, on the
South by Bronson's lane, and on the East by said Ceeler'e
lane; containtne 10 acres, more or less. The Improve
ments- thereon erected are a large FRAME. BARN. bold as
the property of JOUN B. SCHOENBR, with notice to
Peter Goodman, terre-tenant.
At the same time and place: All that certain
nitwo-story BRICK DWELLING HOUSE and lot of
ground, situate on the West aide of South Fifth street,
between Chestnut and Spruce streets, to the city of
Reading. Barks county, bounded and desoribed as follows.
to wit: On the North it adj eine property of the late Simon
Seyfert, on the South by property of Dr. Dodson, on the
'East by said Fifth street, and on the West by Wood alley;
et:Mali:dog in front. North and South. mg feet, and in
depth, East and Weed 230 feet. to the said alley. Sold an
the property of KATE E. SILVIS, Adminlatratrlx of the
Estate of Daniel K. Silvis, with notice to terre-tenant.
At the same time and place: Al , that certain
LOT OF GROUND, eltuate in Union township, Berke coun
ty aforesaid. bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at the
centre of the Reading road thence North fifty-five and a
half degrees, West seven and fourteenthnnaredtbs of a perch
to a stone on the centre of said road, thence by land of
Henry S. Kapp, South eighteen degrees, Weal twenty-four
perches to a atone, thence by land of Mary Harrison, de
ceased and Elizabeth Harrison, South twenty-two degrees,
Beet coven perches to a atone, thence North eighteen de
grees, East iwentpone and eeventy.flve hundredths of a
perch to the place of beginning; containing about 1
ot acre, more or less, on which is erected a ERA dig
S !HOOT, HOUSE. Sold as the property of the PHIL
At the same rime and place: A certain one
. t.IOUSE with frame kitchen attached,
frame Stable, run Trees. and lot or piece of ground,
situate on the East side of North Tenth street, between
Walnut and Elm streets, in the city of Reading, Berke
county, bounded on the North by property of John Back
ofen, on the East by a ten feet alley, on the South by prop
erty of the African Union Church, and on the West by
Tenth street ; containing in front 80 feet, and in depth 11234
feet. more or less. Sold as the property or HENRY
Seized and taken into execution and to be mid by
ABRAHAM R. RCENIG, Sheriff.
SbeTiffis Office, Reading, Dec. 20, 1862-4 t
All persons employed by the said John P. Shame,
awe all other defendants named, or any or either of them,
are hereby required to make known to the said Sheliff at
least live days before the respective days of mile of the
above named property, the kind and amount of theirre
spoctive claimifor wages, efe., egaino the said dotendante,
as above earned.
N. ll.—By order of said Court, all persons lotereeted to
the distribution of the .procceda of sale, are hereby notified
tha►the distribution of the money arising from the sale of
the real estate aforesaid, will be made by the Court, on
Monday, February 901, 1863.
P. 8 —On alt cales from $25,00 and ripwarde will be re
quired to be paid down.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.
PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF THE OR
PRAM.' COURT of Berke county, will be sold at pub
lic vend.% on Saturday, the 24th day of January, A. D.,
1503, at the public house of 'Henry Barnhart, In the village
of Fri cetown, Rtmcombmanor township, Berke county, the
following described Real Estate, viz:
No. I.—All that messuage. tenement and tract of land,
situate in said 'ownship of lauscombmanor, bounded by
lands of the late Thomas Datum, lauds of late Daniel Ely,
lands of late John Olinger, and by other lands of late
Thomas Damm, deceased: containing 23 acre, and IL per
aches. The improvements area large two-story STONE
on! DWELLING HOUSE, (lately built) and a convenient
Lll2 Barn with Stable. The tract le all arable and in
No. 2.—A Tract of Land, also situate in said Enscomb.
manor township, bounded by the Public Road leading
from Reading to Walnuttown, by lands of Samuel Nell,
Daniel Gottshall. and by lands belonging to the Public
School District of said Ruecombmanor townobip: hontain
ing 3 acres- strict measure. Late the property of Jhelum
CID7ITOIis, deceased. •
Sale to 6otalliefiZe 111 1 ,bleak in the afternoon, when
doe attendance will be given, and the terms of sale made
- - " -
BERRYVILLE CRONRATH, Administrator.
By order of the Court.—DANOti. BARN, Clerk.
December 27. 1562-4 t
THE RIJINCRIRERS OF PER AT PRIVATE
BALE, their farm, situate in Robeson township, Barks
county, about 9 miles south of Reading, and 4 mites west
of Birdaboro', containing about 100 acres, of which about
74 acres is farm land, under good cultivation and good
fences, about 6 acres of meadow, tne remainder wood and
sprout land. The improvements are a large new two-story
STONE DWELLING 1401185, containing S rooms and
kitchen, a Stone Suites barn, with cider prere and
house attached, a new two-story atone wagon-house
and corn crib, frame shop, frame bog stable ; all the build
ings under roofs nearly new. A ilnil clam ORCHARD of
choice fruit, a pump near the door and two springs not Six
distant. both of excellent and never-failing water. A pub
lic road passes through the middle of mid farm, It being
convenient to Mille. Chuckle% Schools, Itc,
A good title will be given and terms made easy.
For further particulars, see either of the subscribere re
siding in the city of Reading. Persons wiehing to see the
farm will call on Isaac S. Royer, living thereon.
JOS. S. ROYER,
may 2.1-tf JOHN ROYER.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.
PIIRSUANT TO AN ORDER OP THE OR
PHANS' COURT of Berke county, will be sold at pub
lic vendue. on Tuesday, the 20th day of January, A. D.,
1863, on the premises, the following described Real Estate
of John Bixier, deceased, to wit: A certain mem:nage, tene
ment and tractor land, situate in Robeson township, Berke
eunnty,aforeeatd, bounded by lands of Daniel Zerbe, Daniel
Wagner, Joseph Dickinson and John Hahn; containing
130 RCMP, more or less. The improvemente are two two
story STONE HOUSES. with Springs of Water, two large
earns, two Orchards, Sm. Said property is suitable for two
Farms, and will be so offered f w sale as well as in the
whole, to suit purchasers. Late the property of John
Sale to commence at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, whoa
due attendance will be given, and the terms of sale made
known by DANIEL BITLER, I Executors.
GEORGE KIT uTZ,
By order of the Court. —DANIEL news, Clerk.
December 27, 1562-St
N B.—lf not Bold, the property above mentioned will
be offered for rent.
Valuable Property for Sale.
rr HE SUBSCRIBER OFFERS AT PRIVATE
L SALE, until the 3rd day of January next. a Valuable
Property in Union township, containing 4 acres, one quar
ter of a mile from Douglassville Depot. The improvements
L consist Of a FRAME DWELLING HOUSE, out-houses,
to • Ste. There Is on the premises a One APPLE °DOH
AHD and good selection of other fruit. P 013813.1011
given on the Ist of April, when a good title will be made
by the widow and heirs of Daniel Hunter, deceased.
If not sold before the 3rd day of January, 1863, it will
on that day be offered at PUBLIC, SALE, at the palette house
of Sarah Kerlin, in Douglassville, at I o'clock, P. M.
nov 1-If] HENRY FLANNERY.
TAE HOUSE IN SOUTH FIFTH STREET,
between the propertles.of the late Gen. Geo. M. Kelm
and Dr. Lot Benson, now occupied by Mr. George W. Good
rich, from the let of April next. Persons desirous of view
ing the property, can apply to hlr. Goodrich; and for
terms, to Richard Boone, living to the neighborhood.
N. A. DICIFILEDIBERG,Ja.
Reading, Nov. 11th, 1862-if
VOR TRE BENEFIT OF PERSONS SlMl
laity afflicted, I take pleasure in stating that on the
4th day of November inst., having thee beep confined to
my room daring a whole month, and to my bed about one
week, by acme Rheumatism la my left ; and having
been. during all that time, under the most active and judi
cious medical treatment, under which, nevertheless, I con
stantly grew worm; I called in Mr. Charles Lancaeter,
Medical Electrician. who, with no other medicine than
Electricity, in five days, restored to me the perfect use of
my leg, so that I have been ; ail the time Mum, eta attend
ing to my Madness. HERMAN SIEMON,
Penn Street, above Second.
Reading, Nov. 29,1962.
The subscriber is prepared to exhibit the most convincing
evidence of the efficacy of electricity, In nearly all disor
dem; which will prove also, that. In all cases where this
remedy is applicable, Its cure is more lasting than that or
any other Medicine.
CHARLES LANCASTER, Medical Electrician,
Deo 6-4t] Fourth Street, above Penn, Reading
FARM FOR SAVE
WHEREAS, TILE HON. W. J. WOODWARD,
Esquire, President of the. Court of Common Mere
in the twenty-third district, consisting of the county of
Borks, in Pennsylvania, DAVID &MALL and GROROR D.
BTrragh. Esquires, Justices of the Courts of Oyer and Ter
miner, Quarter SCSNIOLIN, and General Jail Delivery, Air the
trial of all capital and other offenders, in the said county of
Barks, by their precept to in,, directed, tested at Reading,
the lird day of November, A. D., 165; have orderetla Cour;
of Common Pleas, General Quarter &MIMI, Oyer and Ter
minor and General Jail Deli Very, to be held at Reading, on
the third Monday in January next/(which will be the leth
dry of said month,) to continue three weeks;
NOTICE, therefore, is hereby given to the Mayor and Al
dermen of the city of Reading, the Coroner, the Justices of
the Peace, and the constables of the said county of Berke,
that they are Ly the eaid precept commanded to Le there at
II) o'clock in the forenoon of said day, with their relic, re
cords, inquisitions, examinations, and all otherremembran
ces, to do those things which to their °dicer appertain to be
done, and also these who are bound by recognizances, to
prosecute against the ;trimmers that arc or then shalt be in
the jail of said county of 13,11., are to be then and there to
promote them um chat( he j nat.
fi. O.—The Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Reading,
and the Justices of the Peace throughout the county, are
requested toreturn their retitle:dram:es to DAMEI.E.N.MBP.I
TRIWT, Esq., District Attorney, RI least one week before
the beginning of each term—agreeably to the order of
Court, of April, IB4s—in order the t the criminal business
may be Prepared for the immediate action of the Court
GOD SAUL TDB COMIONWEALTIL
ABRAHAM R. IiCERIG, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Mace, Reading, December 27 1862.
THIS VALUABLE AND POPULAR MEDl
clue bee universally received the most favorable re
commendations of the atavicaL Prierssatoir and the Ponisc,
as the most EFFICIENT and AGREEABLE
It may be need with the best effect in
Bilious and Febrile Diseases, Costiveness, Sick Headache,
Nausea, Lose of Appetite, Indigestion, Acidity of the
Stomach, Torpidity of the Liver, Goat, Rheumatic
Affections, Gravel, Pile., and all eemplainte
WHERE A GENTLE AND COOLING APERI
ENT OR PURGATIVE IS REQUIRED.
It In perticalariy adapted to the wants of Travellers by
Sea and Laud, Residents of Hot Climate., Persona of Sed
entary Habits, Invalide and Convalescents; Captains of
Veseals aud'Plantera will Red It a trainable addition to
their Medicine Chests.
ft ie 1a tbe form of at powder, carefully put Up in bottle;
to keep In any climate, and merely requires water
poured upon it to produce a delightful effervescent
Numerous testimonials from professional and other gen
tlemen of the highest standing throughout the country,
and its steadily Increasing popularity for a series of years,
strongly guarantee Its efficacy and valuable character, and
commead it to the favorable notice of an 'lntelligent ottblic.
Mannfactored by TARRANT & CO.,
No. 278 Greenwich Street, Corner of Warren Street,
AND FOR SALE BY DRUGGISTS GENERALLY.
December 27, 1882-Smog
No. 25 PENN (MARKET SQUARE)
IS NOW OPENING A LARGE AND CHOICE
Loan). Dars2 abla2 i 1
Comprising In part LIMITS GOLD MEDAL
In assorted select colors.
Paris Fancy all-wool De Laines,
Plain and Printed Cashmeres,
Plain and Printed Repps,
Figured and Plaid 1 7 alencias,
Worsted Satin Fancies,
Muslin De Laines,
Silk Warp Alpacca, •
Madonna Cloth, all•Mool Scotch Plaids, Calicoes!, 'Muslim,
Glnghams, Checks, Flannels, Ticking, Cotton Mamie
Drillings, Colored Cambrian, Paper Cambrian, Hosiery,
Suspenders. Gloves, Silk, Linen and Cotton Handkerchiefs,
Patent Thread, Spool COWPi
SOLDIER'S SLEEPING GAPS,
MILITARY BUCKSKIN GLOVES,
UNION ..ra CKE TB,
Also-200 SHAWLS, of various brands and quality.
WIENS' AND DOTS' WD
la great variety, just
. received—together with numerous
other Domestic and Foreign
3la "JEL lir Gr CPI 0 1:1 tei
Too numerous to classify—all of which will be sold for Iwo
than they can be purchased of first hands in Philadelphia
or New-York i owing to the fact that a large portion of the
above goods were parehaaed before the recent rim of all
kinds of goods.
Indications from real facts go to prove that all aorta of
GOODS are still advancing.
Purchasers will do well to supply themselves with the
necessary articles and save money. Nov 22
READING SAVINGS BANK.
INCORPORATED MAY 11, 1055.
Banking House, East Hold Square, Nora Side,
inkEPOSITS RECEIVED FROM TEN CENTS
to Ten Mound Dollare, Money is remand on de
poolt from 9 A. M. to 3 P.ll. ; and on Wednesday and MU
nrday evenings from 7 P. M. to 9 P. M.
Interest will be allowed at the rate of Five per cent. per
annum, on &Ileums remaining on deposit, for one year or
On sums remaining lees than a year, interest will be al.
lowed at the rate of Four per cent. per annum.
44- Alt the emote of the Bank and it oindivichusi &M
-erry of the stockholders, are liable for the payment of De
Persona who have money to deposit, are Invited to sail
at the Banking Bonne for further information.
DAVID YODER, GIDEON SNYDER,
MinHAEL GRUBER, CONRAD REBER,
DANIEL B. LORAN, ' CONRAD Y. BE/DLEIL
A. P. roan
President—A. F. BOAS.
628 HITI'CHENSON'S 628
EOOP SZIRT SUPPORTER.
PATENTED DY HOPKINS, AND HANUFAC-
Weed only at the
Philadelphia Hoop Skirt Manufaotory,
625 Arch street, and for sale Wholesale and Retail. It
should claim the attention of every lady, and need onlybe
seen to be appreciated. If once worn in connection with
any Hoop Skirt, it will not be dispensed with.
==o 01 0WJEC.i191.7019
In (creak sanely fev Ladles, Mines mid Children, sencitint.
ly on heed and made to order, Qualities and Prices of
which should claim the especial attention of both dealers
and consumers. drilt• TERM CASH.
623 Arch Street. Philadelphia
rpHE SUBSCRIBER NOW FEELS FULLY
I prepared, and accordingly makes the following liberal
Offer of his services to the public. He will undertake the
cure of the following disorders. upon the condition that
he receives no pay until the cure is completed, via:
Asthma ' Neuralgia,
Sore Throat, Rheumatism,
Lock..jaw, Constipation of the Bowels,
Paralysis, Scarlet Fever,
Nervous Debility, Chills and Fever,
All sorts of sores, and all diseases of the akin, including
CHARLES LANCARTER, Medical Electrician,
deo IR-01 'Fourth skr.set, above Penn, Reading.
Estate of 'Daniel Hain, late of Lower
Heidelberg township, Barks County,
NOTICE I$ HEREBY GIVEN, THAT LET—
TERN of Administration to the estate of Daniel Hain,
late of Lower Heidelberg townablp,Berkeeonnty,deeemed,
have been granted to the subscriber, residing in the came
township. All persona indebted to said estate, are request
ed to make payment forthwith. and all having claims
against the same, will present them, properly authenti
cated, for eettleMent.
ISAAC RAIN, Adeutuistrator
Real Estate Broker.
MGR UNDERSIGNED, HAVING TAKEN A
LLCM*, under the Internal Revenue Act, to purchase
and sell Real Estate, rant nausea, collect Rents, &a, for
others, would respectfully 8.111:10[111C0 to.the public in gene
ral that he Is ready at all times to attend to all bushman In
this line with punctuality.
Would also state that I have a number of Dwelling
Honhem and Building Lots for sale, in different parts of the
city. PHILIP ZIEBER,
dec 27-911 N. E. Corner of 9th and Penn Ste., Reading.
DR. D. LLEWELLYN BEAVER,
United States POIIEIIOII Surgeon.
XAMINATIONS OF INVALID PENSION
ERS and applicants for Pensions, from any State, and
ofboth the Army and Navy, madeat the waterer Fifth and
Walnut street, Reading. sir Office hours—from 12 to 2
P. M. Dec. 20-amo.l
WATCHES, GOLD AND SILVER,
CLOCKS AND JEWELRY.
ti RELIABLE IN QUALITY AND AT LOW
Prices. WATCH Ranamom—Watches put to per
ferot order and every one warranted for one year.
21 North ,
Fifth Btreet p Reading, Pa.
ALOAN OF $lOOO WILL BE TAKEN ON A
Valuable Property. For partlaulare, call at
dee 27-3t] THIS OFFICE.
SUGAR, SODA; FARINA, ALMOND, GINGER
L. 3 and Water Crackers, fresh and for sale at
August 16] B. DIMMERS
WASHING MADE EAST.
PATENT GALVANIZED IRON-FRAME
Clothes Wringers, warranted to give satiaLsotion or
We will Wand the money. Can and see them, at
• ec. 20-3tl GINO. LERCH do COT.
SOAP OF ALL GRADES, FROM 6} TO 12
cents per pound, at
murdet 161 B. DISSILZWIL
FOR THB WAR.
POWDEB, SHOT, GArs, CANTIODOSB, Eka
by LBsPb. 301 0110. LIB= do 00.