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Thursday Bruning, Bewnber 41, 1862
GEN. EALLECIr 8 REPORT.
We shall print in parts, and continue
until completed, to-morrow afternoon, the
report of the Commander-in-Chief of the
armies of the Hutted States. That report is
the most important document yet given to the
American public. It is the history of the war
on the Potomac, and begins with General
Haßeck's visit of inspection and consultation
to the Army of the Potomac, at Harrison's
Landing, on July 26th, 27th. His object was,
if possible, to cause au advance on 'Diamond
from the James river ; or if this was not pos . -
sible, to unite the armies of McClellan and
Pope fur combined operations on some other
line. He relates that General McClellan at
first requited 50,000 additional men to attempt
the assault of Richmond. He was informed
that only 20,000 could be spared; offered to
make the attempt with this increase; but,
when GOD. Hal leek left him, once more chang
ed his mind, and telegraphed that he would
re quire 35,000—a number which he already
knew it was impossible to send. As General
McClellan thus gave up, in effect, the attempt
ed assault on Richm ral from the James, he
was ordered, on July 30, to prepare for a re
moval of his army to Acquits Creek. General
Buiuside, ordered to the same point with his
army on the Ist of Aug., reached it on the 3d.
General McClellan, ordered on the 3d of
August to withdraw his whole army, sent
a protest on the 6th of August, dated
at noun on the Ch. To this it seems General
Haileck replied, with what will appear to many
singular mildness, next day, the sixth ; and not
till eight days after tout, or eleven days after
he bad receive d the order for moving his army,
did Gen. McClellan begin to obey. Meantime
the rebels were pressing Pope. On the 9th—six
days after McClellan had been ordered to move
--the battle of Cedar Mountain was fought.—
Despatches captured showed that the whole
rebel army was moving towards Pope, who was
ordered to fall back. Though the army of the
Potomac was so long delayed, yet General Hal
leek reports that on the 27th of August there
was "every prospect that Jackson would be
destroyed before reinforcements could come to
his relief." McClellan's army bad then arrived
at Alexaudria. Hooker and Kearny were al
ready with Pope. Hein t zelman also came into
action the next morning ; but Fits John Porter,
"ordered to be at Bristow's Station on the mor
ning of the 28th," " for some unexplained
reason did not comply with this • else, and his
corps was not in the battles of the 23th and
29th," the decisive battles of tbat campaign.—
General Halleck complaius that some of the
corps of the Potomac army behaved very badly.
Ou the 8d of September Pope brought-his army
within the defences of Washington, where
came under command of McClellan. He wag at
his owe request relieved. Thus ended this
movement, of which General Halle& makes
this simple but pregnant remark : " Had the
Army of the Potomac arrived a few days earlier,
the rebel army could have been easily defeated and
perhaps destroyed." But the reader of the report
will remark that, had General McClellan
promptly obeyed orders, instead of frittering
away eleven precious days, the Army of the
Potomac would certainly have " arrived a few
—But we must reserve all further comment
for the report itself. That will satisfy the
reader of the justice which has always guided
the Commander-in-Chief, and the impartiality
with which the President has conducted all
matters relating to army officers.
• THE GREAT BATTLE.
A special dispatch to the New York Evening
Pont, from Washington, dated yesterday, says
that official information had been received at
the War Department, to the effect that a great
battle would most likely be fought to day,
(Thursday) at or near Fredericksburg. The
arrangement and preparations of Gen. Burn
side were ample and complete to overwhelm
and defeat almost any calculable resistance of
the enemy. The Atmy of the Potomac was in
high spirits and anxious for the fight. Today,
then, most likely, a great b Atte will be
fought in the locality indicated. Gad grant
that the Army of Burnside may be victorious.
Tie Ant/arca CONVISSED —The Platte County
Conservator, a notorious secession shett of West
ern Missouri, appears with the name of O. L.
Vallandigham displayed for the Presidency in
'64, remarking that "he (Vallaudigham) is the
leader of the great conservative and triumphant
Democracy." "He," says the Conserordor, '•is
the favorite of all conservative men, whether
they be Democrats or Whigs." The traitors of
Missouri, as well as those at Richmond, know
their friends Vallaudigham should not be
allowed to run without the addition of a candi
date for Vice President, and therefore we sug
gest the name of William Bigler, of Pennsyl
vania, for that po Rion. Let the Platte County
Ckonservalor give this nomination its proper place
in its columns.
RIBIL GOTNENMENT LIVING PROM HAND TO
Mourn —Tho Grenada Appeal, of the 21st, pab
fishes the proceedings of a manufacturers' con
vention at Augusta, Ga., on the 20th, at which,
owing to the high prices of the articles used in
manufactures, it was not thought advisable to
contract with the Government at fixed prices
for more than one month. It is evident that
the rebels themselves have so little confidence
in the perpetuity of their Government, that
they are unwilling to trust it longer than a
month at a time.
A DECISIVE BATTLE.
The Washington Republican says 'that those .
who express an impatient desire tor: decisive
battle between Gen. Burnside and the traitor
Lee, do so, in many cases, without reflecting
upon the magnitude and meaning of the words
they use. The Republican is right. A decisive
battle is a very serious thing, and does not
occur often in the history of wars. Is it alto
gether clear that it Is for the interest of the
national cause to put its fate upon the hazard
of a single throw of the die anywhere ? If such
extreme counsels can be listened to upon either
side, is it not to the rebels that they commend
themselves most plausibly ? Is it not they,
rather than us, who are forced to take the last
chance of the ruined and desperate gamester ?
A battle may be called decisive, which results
in the substantial ruin of one of the armies en
gaged, or because the event of it determines the
issue of a campaign ; as where the defeated party
can raise no second army, or where success
gives to the victor some dominating position.
It is an approved military maxim, never to
offer, or voluntarily accept battle, with any.:
thing like equal chances,where the consequences,
of defeat would be more disaatrous than the
consequences of victory would be likely to be
advantageous. It will hardly be sail that the
loss of Richmond would be so great a blow to
the rebellion, as the lose of Washington would.
be to the national Government, or tha a pitch t it
battle in which we should wager Washingtot.
against Richmond, would not be giving to. the
enemy tremendous odds in the stakes. And no
battle between Gen. Burnside'and Gen Lee ain ,
be called decisive, except one fought upon a scale
and under circumstances to determine which
party shall have noth capitals. The rebels can
lose Richmond without losing Virginia, and
they can law Virginia Without losing their
cause. It is known that they were on the point
of abandoning Richmond last summer, if, un
expectedly to them, our army bad not been 80
I I delayed in the horrible swamps of the Chicia
hominy and thereby so reduced and so enfeebled,
that they concluded to take the chances of as
sailing it in the field. If Richmond is lost, they
can still make another stand at Lynchburg, and
if Virginia itself is lost, they still have ample
regions at the South within which to retire.
We have too much confidence in the wisdom
of our military management to apprehend that
any unequal or disproportioned risks will be
voluntarily taken. The public sentiment de
mands fighting, but it does, not' demand that
the fate of a cause, which now has all apparent
prospects in its favor, shall be cast upon any=
thing so uncertain in its own nature as a single
battle. That is the policy of despair, not of
reasonably assured success. It is only after a
further developement of our military operations
in the West and Southwest that the importance
of a great battle between Gen. Burnside and
Gen. Lee can be equal to both parties With
Last Tennessee in our possession, the Mississippi
opened, Texas cut off from the Co:Jederate
empire, and the states of Louisiana and klisaisr
sippi thoroughly subdued, the rebel cause would
be wholly overthrownby the defeat of Gen. Lee's
army, then limited to a single and etisallable
line of retreat, and with its basis for possible
recuperation reduced to insignificant bounda !
MUTH OP A NIPILIBW OF JAM DAVIS. —A nor;
respondent of the MObile Register, writing some
ineidentepf the Wasp:4 Corinth, gives the foli.
"At Davis' Bridge, on Sunday, the aceom.
plished and gallant Balfour, of Gen. Van Dorn's
staff, was fatally wounded. He was observed
to suddenly turn deathly pale, and dismount
cautiously from his horse. He was asked it he
was injured, and replied in the negative Ht
then walked to the sh idy side of a house, fell
in a reclining position, and drew his revolver.
He had been mortally wounded, a Minis ball
passing through his bowels ; but, with a full;
sense of his injury, he coolly resigned himself
to his fate, endeavoring to attract as little atj.
tention and create as little alarm as possible! :
He died a few hours after receiving his wound,
with unsurpassed coolness and resignation.--:
Major Balfour was a member of one of the most,
wealthy and influential families of this State,i
was the nephew of President Davis, and the
pride and hype of his family. He Was a gen- -
tleman of excellent education, high polish, and;
was an encyclopedia of general information,.
obtained by study and travel."
—With all these accomplishmeuts,'and this
"royal" connection, he was a traitor, an assassin
and an incendiary, who deserved to die with a
halter round his neck: For his treason there
was no excuse—for his death no deserving
regret, and for his memory there will only re
main the shame which will cling to the name
of the commonest cutthroat In the rebel ranks.
WHAT THB EBBW EXPBOT FROM THEIR NORTH
ZEN STMPATRIZBRB.—The Atlanta 36.) ball
veneer of October 28th has a long an dvery sharp
review of General Bragg's campaign in lien
tacky, in which it shows up the incapacity of
that General. The following is an extract
showing the hopes entertained at the South,
and the reliance placed upon such rebellion
sympathisent as Vallandigham, Bright and
Had General Bragg done his duty as well and
promptly as General Smith did, Louisville
would have been ours, Cincinnati would have
furnished us with:supplies, while Columbus,
Ohio, might have been our headquarters.—
Then would the Vallandighams of Ohio, and
the Brights of Indiana, have rallied to the is.
suing of General Bragg% noted proclamation ;
then would many thousand friends in Indiana,
Ohio and Illinois have, joined the Southern
army ; then, too, could General Bragg, having
cut off the Western from the Eastern States,
have whispered terms of peace into the North
western ear ' • and then might we have reasona
bly hoped for peace. But now all hope of
peace is indefinitely postponed, and our pros;
pirts are gloomier than when we began to cross
the mountain, because our appearance near the
Ohio has caused many a man to be added to
the Northern army that, bad we remained
south of the mountain, would never have taken
up acing against us.
A Banns= sheet in lowa brags over a fam
ily of a father and, seven grown up sons th•it
voted the clean butternut ticket at the late
election. Of COllllll3, where you find a family of
seven sons, and none of them in the army, their
politics is unmistakable. Had they been for
the Union ticket, six of the seven would have
been in the service of Uncle Sam, leaving the
one at home to take care of the old folks.
Mar. GEL Wow. —Suit km bten entered in
the United States Court, by certain citizens of
Baltimore, against Oen. Wool, :for alleged itsi
@atilt and false impriscnment. Henry Winter
Davis appears for the plaintiffit, three in numhei,
each of whom claim $lO,OOO damages.
gitnnegluania iDailp telegrapt), 4tlAroa.ag:',"Eutning, Metember 4, 1862.
The President's visit to the army—The rebel force at
.Frederichsbury—The first incentive to &eart'sraid
—Treason at Washington, etc.
Special correspondence of the TeLsonsen.)
STAFFORD C. H. Va., Dec. 1, '62.
The visit of the President to Gen. Burnside
on Thanksgiving day was no doubt of signiti
cance, which, in the present lull of military
leffairs, was a'perfect god-send to the army cur
-1 respondents of the sensation dailies. Multitn-
I dinous will be the speculations, hut Old Abe
came to see the condition of matters for himself,
and to make or unmake generals.: Heliatt Per
fect confidence in Gen. Burnside, as he always
had in our former leader, who, perchance,
abutted that tionridence: He/ct me. simply to
acquaint himself with the situation of affairs.
His visit was a quiet, friendly one, and in no
other light should it be misconstrued.
The temporary cessation in the onward move
ment has been produced by various causes.
First and foremost, in front of our army, to
the rear of Fredericksburg, and extending along
the line of the .Bappahannock ; lies the revel
army, ireintorced by the veteran troops of the
Hills, and probably of Jackson. Secondly, the
delay in repairing the landing at Acquia creek,
and the railroad• from thence to Fredericksburg.
Thirdly, to the wretched condition of the roads.'
These are the principal causes. •
Notwithstanding the rumors -of -Jackeoeis,
forces being in the Shenandoah, and their
occupancy of Warrenton and New Baltimore ib
our rear, we have reliable information to thee'
effect that this wily bat gallant rebel leader
has reinforced Long street, who was in com
mand of the troops at that point. This fact
becoming known, great relief will be telt by
the Washingtonians, who must have their pe
riodical scare, and newspaper correstondents
their budget of sensation items. They will now
breathe easier. The only tebel troops in (mil
rear are scattered parties of guerrillas and of
cavalry yet in quest I &conscripts.
Gen. Lee hag been with the Confederate army
during the latter part of the week, and. the
plobability is that be will remain there in com
mend. It would not surprise. tis, however, to
hear of the whole force being in full retreat:
It is true they have at least one hundred and
fifty thousand men, the flower of their army,
and the choice of position; while •the whole
number of troops composing the grand army of
the Potomac amounts to •about One hundred
and twenty thousand,• including the reserve
under Sigel, with a narrow but deep river to
cross,. which in itself will be a desperate task;
if the least show be made at resistance: How
ever, the shipping of troops -by. transports to
the Peninsula, and, their knowledge of recoil-,
noisaances from thence as far as New Kent C. H. ;
together with the presence of a strong force at
Suffolk, threatening Richmond in the rear—
these, we are of opinion, will hasten the rebel
army to the relief and protection of their capi
tal. It is known here that Jeff Davis & Co. are
in a state of alarm. Like as Belshazzar of old,
they see the band-writing on the wall'. This
time they will not be mistaken, I fondly hope.
. Alluding to the late visit of the President,
we are reminded of some facts. which recently
came to our knowledge relative to the visit of;
his excellency to the army after the battle of
Antietam, and the raid of Stuart's cavalry into
Penney lvania. As the army lay basking in the
sunshine o+. autumn among the lovely Virgin
ian valleys in and around New Baltimore, we
made the acquaintance of a gentleman recently
an officer in that band of rebels, and from Mini
we obtained the following: " Word came tele
us, as we lay resting from the Maryland cam.,
pingo, that Abraham Lincoln would visit the'
federal army on Friday, October 10th,: and im-'
mediate preparations were -made to be at some
convenient position on that day, that if possible '
the entire party might be captured. Had it'
been known that his visit would have taken
place a week previously, this might have been
done.: The salutes fowl on that day were dice
tinctly heard by our forces, especially by our
pickets, but it was too late. The raid, however,
was not given up, and on the day selected was
put into execution. Its results you are well
acquainted with, exceeding our own antioipte ,
tions—piloted as we were by:an individual who
knew every portion of the country passed over:
I will tell you this much, that we are cognizant
of every movement your forees make--and tml
l interupted communication is had with friends
in authority at Washington." This is the sub'
stance of the information received. Had it not
I been that I promised not to divulge his whereas
bouts we should have secured hie arrest, for we
hold to the opinion that- the individual knowe
more than he divulged. ; .
It is notorious that the departmentsat
ington are surrounded by spies and traitors, or
else important information would not so fre
quently find way to the enemy. Officers in the
army returning from that city, hint at the
Quartermaster General's office, the head of
which department, it is currently reported, has
charge of the army in toto ; in slang parlance,'
he "runs the machine." We would not wrong
anybody, but there is treason somewhere. It
is this sympathy which has added fire to the
flames of rebellion and prolonged the national
struggle for existence. Let our departmente at
Washington be first purged of this iniquity..
The sooner it is done the butter for our sacred
°Jose and for our country..
The ponderousproportionsinto which the hos.'
pital department of the army is enlarging itself,'
and the enormous expense it will prove to our
country, demands some other expedients to be
suggested. It is a notorious fact that when
men are sent from the different regiments to the
hospitals—we refer merely to the sick—many
months elapse before these find their way back
to the ranks. Hospital life is more comfortable
than that of the army—there are no duties to
perform—board is paid and wages go on. We
do not hesitate iu saying that the weekly ex
tease of each man in our hospitals averagesfiee
dollars. This Is rather below the mark. Now
in lieu of this, we would,euggest the granting
of each sick man a furlough to go home, and
from the date of leaving the regiment until
his return, the time be deducted from his
monthly wages. Being at hieown expense, we
candidly believe that the sick soldier would
hasten to return to his regiment. Home and
its influences would prove of-immense benefit to
him, and in one-fourth ot the time required in
the hospitals he would be ready, to take his
place in the grand army of the:Republic.
We have heard, with deepregret the dismissal
of Surgeon Burr, medical director of this divi
sion. Like many a.gifted and scientific physi
cian, he had one fitult which loomed up above
all others—that of drunkenness. After the
battle,of Crampton, Pass, he was lying beastly
drunk in the vestibule of toe German Reformed
church at Burketaville, then used as a hospitaL
But we know that he is nut by any means alone.
It is really humiliating to see so many of that
branch of the service ot our army indulging to
an unlimited extent. This is owing to the fact
that surgeons have at their command supplies
of brandy and whisky, which, although intended
for hospital uses, are basely applied to other]
ptirposes. Uncle Sam will have a heavy bill
tor liquors to cash by and by. -
In our last we alluded to the extortion by
army sutlers. Since then, .we were witnesses
when the inj native was turned. On Friday two
sutlers belonging to the Eighty-eighth. Penn
sylvania, while passing along the road, were
beset by some, fifty soldiers and everything
taken—amounting in value to a thousand dol
lars. Now this was done within stone throw
of headquarters, and was witnessed by officers
who rather, con niieclat this highway robbery
than attempted to check,. it, which they couid
have done. Numerous instances of this .kind
have come to our knowledge within the past
few days, Thus much.for the. discipline of an!
army which prides itself on ite honor and re
nown, SuCh conduct will not add .to the preeti ll e
of any portion of it. Bunning these rialur—not
From the Army of the Potomac
only limn guerilla rebel band - s, but from those
`of our own soldiery, is it auk wonder the sutlers
ehar,_e so enormbusly tor everything.
'fhe weather is clear and cold, while the roads
are once more becoming passable. Our scouts
are reconnoitering on the opposite side of the
Rappahannock, but up to the moment of post
ing this letter we have heard of no additional
informs Lion as to the rebels, save that they are
busily engaged in throwing up earthworks on
the hills beyond, atel.are as determined as ever
to give us battle. • o o
OCCUPATION OF ABBEVILLE.
TRH ;MOM BMW -114,18.1WOKES.
VIGOROUS PURSUIT OP THE ENEMY
The' following has been received at the Head
quartera of the Allay :
HEADQUARTERS LS THE FIELD,
kistat ABBEVILLE, Miss , Dec. 3d, 1862.
To MAj. GENERAL HALLECE, gen : eratin Chief.
The enemy deserted their fortifications yeti
terday, destroying; all their, stores that, they
could not carry with theip.
The weather is bad and the stream somewhat
swollen, making it difficult to cross. Some of
the cavalry swam the river, however, and oc
cupied thia place last night.
To day pursuit was made to Oxford. Coming
on tin , rear guard of the enemy the skirmishing
lasted two houre, and resulted in the capture of
some 60 rebels. The pursuit will be continued
to-morrow, hut the roads ale so ,bad it is im
possible to get up
,supplies for a longer con
tinuance of It.
Gen. Sherman is crossing at Wyatt. .
(Signed) U. S. GRANT, Maj. Gen
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Surprise of a Company of the Bth . Penn
sylvania Cavalry by the Rebels.
Captain Wilson. and Twenty of his
The Rebels Cross the Rappahannock in
Small Boats and Attack our Cav
alry Outposts, in.
IIIEADQUARTIBB ABAFT OF THB POTOM.A.O,
December 3,. 1862.
At three o'clock yesterday morning,. parts of
two companies, numbering iu, all sixty men,
belonging to the Bth Pennsylvania cavalry,
under command of Captain Wilson, who were
stationed at King George Court House, were
attacked by about three hundred rebels who
crossed the river in small boats. They crossed
at a point some distance this side of the court
house, thus getting in between this command
and the /tulip body. Forty out of the whole
number made their (scope, and there is reason
,to, believe that more of them will yet return:
Captain Wilson is among the missing. How
many we had killed and wounded is not known:
The rebels left three of their number dead.
The citizens living in King George county,
and who had applied for girardi to protect their
property, were kribwn to be among the attack-,
ing party., They doubtlessgaVe the informa
tion which led to the Utiack:
The following order Was leaned to-day by Gen.
Burnside. Ail others" lite may be guilty of
such gross neglect of clay will thns be prompt
ly puuishud, wiihout reference to rank:
fiIIADQUARTMAN CAMP HEAR,
FALMOUTH, Va., Dec. 2
(General Orders NO: 190'.)
Captain George Johnston; df the 3d Pennsyl
vania Cavalry, while in charge of a cavalry
picket on the 28th of• November, having, by
his negligence, continued after repeated warn
ings from his co•onntuding officer, permitted
his' party to be surprised . by the enemy, and
himself and a number of his officers and men to
be captured, is, subject to the approval of the
President of the United' States, dismissed the
service for disgraceful and unofficerlike conduct.
The commanding general hopes and believes
that a lack of discipline in' the regiment and
brigade to which this dater 'belonged did not
warrant him in so gross a neglect of duty.
By command of Major General Burnside:
LEWIS RICHMOND, A. A. G.
A Bag of truce was sent over the river this
morning for the purpose of conveying two
daughters of Dr. Sylvester Conway, of Freder
Deserters from the rebels continue to arrive
daily. They represent their army as being very
destitute, particularly in clothing. No salt
meat has been issued since 'they left lifiryland.
Last week an order was issued by Geo. Lee
that such soldiers as were without shoes should
make moccasins from the raw hides, otherwise
they would be required to do duty barefooted.
DEMME CONORKIN-8 KOONS S KUM
WABRLII6TON Dec 4
HOUSE OF. RIZPRESENTATIVEf3
Mr. Varrwrox, (N. Y.,), gave notice of his
intention to introduce a bill to , amend the
revenue law by •reducing , tax on Hemlock
tanned leather to four mills= per pound. The
committees are called upon for their report but
there was no reply. ;
Mr. ALDIIIOII, (Minn.,) introduced a bill to
grant the proceeds of the sales of certain
public lands to aid the construction of the'
Nor thorn Pacific railroad. Referred to. the se
lect committee on that-subject.
Mr. WTOILLIFTS. (Ky.,) offered the following
Resolved, That the Committee of the Judi
ciary inquire into a report on the following dub
'ects : . .
Jrat,, Under what-law there has been appro-
PritAed a mbitary governor for the District of
Second, What power does he pi emss or exer
cite, and under what law has he derived hie
Third, Whnt salary or compensation has been
paid him, and under what appropriation:
Fourth, What is the entire annual expense of
such. Military Governor, including all sums
paid for guard hones and prisons, and for house
rents, servants, soldiers .and assistants under
Fifth,Whether the said office of Military
G .vernor has interfered with or obstructed the
administration of justice and law by the civil
or judicial ttibunals within the District of Co
luwbia, aud.state the facts of such obstruction.
Mr. WYOILLIETZ moved thelprevious question,
which was not seconded-,yeas 83, nays 62.
W Mr. Wyman, Have I a right to say any-
The Speaker replied, if a debate arises the
resolution goes over.
Mr. Wroarurva. When OM I look for the
resolntimkto come up l',.:•[lsughter,] •
The Br sass repliol, the Chair cannot an-
Mr. WYCALIFFII, I'll offer every morning
if in order:
Mr. BIDDLE, (Pa.) I desire to offer an amend
Mr. Wasasuass proposed todebate the reso
The Speaker informed the. gentleman that
h e could not deprive the gentleman from
Pennsylvania of the right to the floor.
Mr. BIDDLTI proposed an amendnient which
Mr. .Wyckliffe accepted, also inquiring under
what authority the said military governor
extended his power to Pennsylvania or any
Mr. BIDDLE moved the previous question.
Mr. Onni, (N. Y.,) moved•to lay the resolu
tion on the table. Carried—yeas, 85 nays 46.
Mr. ASHLEY, (Ohio.) said that during the
late canvass in Ohio a number of private confi
dential lettere written by him to the
Surveyor General of Colorado, touching
th,- latter's, application
to ffice , had been published, in connection
with . a comment,:charging'him with
swindling and defrauding the Govertruent
lie sought an investigation into his conduct,
conscious that he hAd, discharged his duties
With fidelity as a Ilnpresentarive. It was
due that 'this should be • accorded. He
therefore offered a testdution for the
appointnuint of a select committee of five to
investigate the truth of the charges referred to,
and to inquire into the whole subject matter,
to send for persona and papers, and to employ a
M. }twosomes; all.) said there were np
specific charges to the resolution into which
the commit+ ee cenld'examitie,` if the 6ominittei.
were going to' investigate. Ther'e should be
something moreth n Vague and `boating rumors
Mr. Tootles; (lifass.,) asked that the letter's
referred to be read; in Order that the House
Might understand' en what the charges are
Mr. LOVEJOY, (Ill.,) also thought that the
charges should tie Set forth, nud that the wit
nesses should be examined Under oath.
Mr. DAVIS, (Mass ,) was of the opinion that
the resolutions should embody the letter.'
Mr. Cox, (Ohlo,) said a copy of these letters
had been sent to him as well as to other mem
bers—many. of the gentleman's constituents
demand a view of his expulsion.
ARRIVAL OF THE SIEAMSHIP SAXONIA.
New Yons, Nov. 4.
The steamship B.,xonia has been signalled
ASIX OCTAVE PIANO, suitable for a be
ginner: Terms $l2 per aunutu and ex
pence of removal. Address box No 170, Har
riz,burg P. 0. dec4 dlt*
FROM April lat, 1868, a Two Story Brick
House in Walmit street, between Front
and Second, containing Lail, parlor with fold
ing doors,: dining room, kitchen, &c., on first
floor ; four chambers and bath room on second
floor, and two rooms on garret. 9as through
Paved yard in rear 22 feet by 80 feet.
Terms $3OO per year, payable quarterly.
Front above Pine,
d 4 dlw*
EMAUS ORPHAN HOUSE.
THE account of the Principal and Trusteei
_i_ of tenvErmuurevphurk Rome. ham been filed
in the C,o,urt of Cmurnon Pleas of Dauphin
county, and will be confirmed on the 22d day
of January; 1863, unless cause be shown tothe
contrary. J. C. YOUNG,
dec4 d2t wit Piothenotary.
WILL be exposed to public Bala by Auction,
on FRIDAY, DEC. 6th, 1862, at two
o'clock P. H., at
in the City of Harrisburg, thelollowing
belonging to the estate of JOHN GINGRICH,
late of Conewago township, Dauphin county,
deceased, to wit :
2 Shares Lebanon Valley Railroad Stock.
240 , " Atlantic and Ohio Telegraph Stock.
260 " Harrisburg Bank Stock.
120 " Middletown Bank Stock.'
60 " Farmers'llank or Schuylkill County.
111 ' Cash Mutual Fire Insnrance Corn-
20 " Pennsylvania Railroad Companyy,
30 " Harrisburg Cotton Company Stock.
50 " Pottsville Gas Company Stock.
50 " Harrisburg Bridge Company Stock.
2 " Harrisburg and Middletown Turn-
100 " Harrisburg Savings' Institution, now
Dauphin Deposits Bank Stuck.
HENRY G INGR ICH,
UrANTED—By a young man, a situation
Vii in a grocery store or other store. Has
a knowledge of the grocery business. Best of
reference given. Address. C. L. W.
decB d2ta Harrisburg, Pa.
lITANTED to sell a first class Ambrotype
V Saloon, with or without the fixings, or
I will give it out to a good Jind responsible
party. Apply to CHAS. JAMESON,
d 3 d3te] At the Franklin House, Harrisburg.
viRS. JANE A. MATHER hasjust opened a
I new and beautiful assortment of
WINTER MD 1-INERY;.
at her stand in Secoild street, next door to
Golden Lamb Tavern ' 'Which will be sold at the
lowest CASH PRICES. flea d2to
LOST.—On the Ist or 2d inst., a DIAMOND
used for cutting glass. A liberal reward ,
will be paid for its recovery by leaving it at
the residence of THOS. MULLIN,
Sixth street above Walnut, or at this office.
dec2-d 1 t.
STOP THE THIEF.
UU AS stolen from'the stable of the subscri-
V V ber, on the State Road, 7 miles from
Gettysburg, on Sunday night, November 30,
A SORREL. MARE,
five years old, about 15 hands high, with a star
in the forehead.
I will give $25 Reward for the recovery
of the Mare, and an additional $2O for the con
viction of the thief. Address
d 3 d3ta
FURS, FURS, FURS,
O F every description. Fresh 'stuck just opened
' at CATIICARrS
n 025 4w] Next door to Ilanisbrwg Brink
kr ifILER'B DRUG 8111 R tf, iw Ow 0. 06
to.biy a estent Naltainer.
hnerti gem et
I, HE undersigned purposes forming classes in
this beautiful, useful, legible and eas.ly
learned accomplishment, in the city of Harris
burg, to recite during the present winter. Pro
fessional and business men will find that by
learning it they can accomplish more in one
hour by writing with this system of penman
ship, than in six hours with the common long
Three elands will 11,, bJrwr.,l, one for LADLES,
one for ACADEUIC STUDENTS, and oue for
PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS MEN.
Any one of ordinary intelligence can acquire
a practical knowledge of Phonography in a
course of twelve lessons of oue hour each, one
lesson per week being given.
Either Pitmen's, Graham's or Langley's
Text Books may be used.
My tetras will be as follows :
For course of twelve les-ons in class.... $3 00
For course of twelve lessons at office or
residence for one pupil 8 00
Office or residence for two pupils each.. 5 00
Thrte pupils each 4 00
Rolls will be left at the offices "Harrisburg
Telegraph," "Patriot and Union" and Post
Office. Hoping that the citizens of Harrisburg
will give me an earnest support, I remain very
truly at their service.
decB dl m J. LYBRAND TOPHAhI.
k ANTED—A good reliable party to take
VI , the agency for Harrisburg (or larger ter-
Miry it desired) of "Swifts .Eurtka Clothes
Wringer," the simplest and best ever made—
always ready for a lace collar or a bedspread,
without any adjusting whatever. No Rubber
binds, straps, or springs to be regulated.
No iron to rust the clothes, no cog-wheels,
no complication, no anything but what is good.
All the fixing it ever requires is to put it on and
take it off the tub—compact and beautiful. We
want parties who are energetic and know how
to push trade, and who have means sufficient
to do it, to such we offer good inducements and
the best wringer the market has seen We will
send a sample machine to any address, express
paid, on receipt of the retail price, $5.
C. H. WHEELER & CO.,
Soto Agents, 379 Washington St., Boston, Masa
WANTED TO RENT
PARTIES having a piauo for rent, will find
a customer by applying to
S. S. SANFORD,
dl. At the Opera House or at Jones Hotel.
80. SHELLENBERGER & 810,, 80.
MERCHANT TAILORS AND CLOTHIERS,
No. 80 Market Street, llarrisburg.
rHE largest and most extensive tment
1 of Ready-made Clothing, suitable for win
ter wear, is now offered for gale at tie above
establishment, at prices to suit the tim s.
• Also, a complete stock of Gent kitiou's Fur
nishing Goods, of all descriptions.
They have also on hand a large assortment
of Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestings, which they
are prepared to manufacture to order on the
most reasonable terms. [n24-1m
FOR EOLDIERS I
WHOLESALE OR RETAIL.
DROBABLY LESS than can now lie purehas-
I ed elsewhere.
SOLDIERS look to your interests, and call or
send to KELLER'S
Drug Store, 91 Market Street, for a Writing
Folio. 10 dealers wishing to buy out the lot
we will offer an inducement. n 022
WM. T, BlBl.lol',
OFFICE NEXT DOOR TO WY FTII'S HALL,
OPPOSITE THE COURT- HOZISE.
Consultations iii. German and English.
WM. DOCK, Jr. & Co
For sale by
ENGLISH WALNUT TREES
A T Keystone Nursery, adjoining the city
Oct. 18, 1862
WE hate received an assortment of Wal
lets adapted for carrying safely and con
veniently the New Currency, with lot of
LEATHER GOODS GENERALLY.
Ladies' Satchels, Ladies' Companions, Purses,
Portmunnaies, Segar Cases, Card Cases, Wri
ting and sewing Cases, Portfolios.
KELLER'S DRUG STORE, 91 Market St.
MONEY TO BE SAVED.
BY CALLING at the Bankrupt Boot and
Shoe House to buy covering for the feet.
The goods we have were made expressly for
retailing, and for neatness and durability will
compare with any in the country. Our orders,
however, is to close thew out regardless of cost,
and it must be done. Persons wishing any
thing in this line can be convinced of the fact
by calling before going elsewhere.
Ifr Bankrupt Shoe Store, opposite the Mar
ket, a few doors from Junes Hotel. dl-dlwo
ARE you sick, feeble and complaining ? Are
you out of order, with your system de
ranged and your feelings'uncomfortable ? These
symptoms are often the prelude to serious ill
ness. Some fit of sickness is creeping upon
you, and should be averted by a timely use of
the right remedy. Take Ayer's Pills, and
cleanse out the disordered humors—purify the
blood, and let the fluids move on unobstructed
in health again. They stimulate the functions
of the body into vigorous activity, purify the
system from the obstructions which make dis
ease. A cold settles somewhere in the body,
and obstructs its natural functions. These, if
not relieved, react upou themselves and the
surrounding organs, producing general aggrava
tion, suffering and disease. While in this con
dition, oppressed by the derangements, take
Ayer's Pills, and see how directly they restore
the natural action of the system, and with it
the buoyant feeling of health again. What is
true and so apparent in this trivial and com
mon complaint, is also true in many of the
deep-seated and dangerous distempers. The
same purgative effect expels them. Caused by
similar obstructions and derangements of the
natural functions of the body, they are rapidly
and many of them surely, cured by the same
means. None who knew the virtues of these
Pills will neglect to employ them when suffer
ing from the disorders they cure, such as Read
ache, Foul Stomach, Dysentery, Billious Com
plaints, Indigestion, Derangement of the Liver,
Costiveness or Constipation. As a Dinner Pill
they are both agreeable and effectual.
PRIOE 25 CENTS PER Box, OR FIVE Bons roa $t
Prepared by Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell,
Bold by C A. Bannvai t, D. W. Gross Sr, Co.,
C. K. Keller, J. M. Lutz, Dr. Riley, F. Wyeth
and dealers everywhere.
ISABELLA. AND CATAWBA
GRAPE VINES, strong and thrifty, two
years old, at reduced prices, at Keystone