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Monday &ening, December 8, 1862
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE
We print an abstract of the report of the
Secretary of the Treasury to-day. The report
in full is too voluminous for our columns, and
therefore we must content ourselves with this
abstract, which, however, gives a fair view of
the condition of the national finances. Like
all the preceeding papers of Secretary Chase,
this report is clear, intelligent and frank in its
statements. It contains an exposition of his
views on the important topics which he is called
to discuss unner circumstances of unparalleled
embarrassment, but to the treatment of which
he brings an ability that has won for him the
admiration and confidence of the financiers and
business men of the country. It would be
superfluous to say that the report of Mr. Chase
is admirably written. A ripe scholar, a prac
ticed writer, he knows how to marshal his
ideas with propriety and force. He thinks clearly
and expresses himself lucidly, and to a good
method be adds conciseness and felicity of
phrive. His manner is more statesmanlike ti , an
that of any other member of the Cabinet, and
in many respects, indeed, besides-mere official
position, he resembles Mr. Gladstone, the
British Chancellor of Exchequer. As the Sec
retary hqs not considered his financial schemes
in haste, so they are not to be judged of in haste.
They demand the maturest reflection. Confess
edly difficult in themselves, these questions of
currency are more difficult when they are com
plicated with the exigencies of war. As the
decision of them, moreover, is likely to affect
the destinies of the nation for years to come,
they are not to be dismissed with a glance.
Our main problem now, in fact, is to raise the
ways and means, on which alone the utter and
speedy crushing out of the rebellion depends.
WAR AND WINTER
The Albany Evening Journal declares that
there is a wide spread impression that active
operations in the field must virtually suspend
with the setting in of winter. How such im
pression should get possession of the public
mind, it is difficult to perceive. Even the
history of the present war gives it the lie
direct. It is true, our army in Virginia was
idle last winter ; but such idleness was counter•
balanced by the activity of our forces elsewhere.
Some of the most brilliant victories of the war
ware achieved during the "dead of winter."
The battle of Mill Spring was fought in Janua
ry ; Fort Donelson was taken in February ; the
series of successes under Burnside, in North
Carolina, were all won between November and
March. Some of the bloodiest battles of the
Revolution were fought during the winter
months. The battle of Trenton came off on
Christmas ; while the battle of Princeton was
fought on the 3d of January. Indeed there
was no period of the great struggle more fruit
ful in heroic achievements, and more important
in its influence upon the grand result, than the
campaign of the winter of 1777. If we look to
other times and countries, we shall find that
war and winter have been closely allied. Gus
tavus Adolphus disdained "winter quarters" as
effeminate, during his immortal campaign in
Germany. Charles the XII. of Sweden bore
his victorious banners through the snows of a
northern winter. Napoleon crossed the Alps
in January, and gained the victory of Australite
There is no good reason why any considera
ble portion of uur immense army should remain
idle during the comiug months. There is, on
the contrary, every reason why it should be
put to active use. Inaction will beget demora
lization. The troops will become corrupted ;
the people will become discouraged. Even
should the campaign of Virginia have to be
suspended, there would be abundant work at
other and more distant points. This, we be
lieve, the Government fully understands. We
are not aware that the question of "winter
quarters" has been even entertained in official
TILE BEAUTIES OF DEMOCRACY
On joint ballot in the councils of Philadel
phia, there is a majority of one in favor of the
Republican party. This, by a strict party vote,
gives the Republicans the control of the city
departments, a fact that has chafed and annoyed
and rendered perfectedly desperate, the Demo
cracy of that body. On Thursday evening last,
the majority of the Common Council being
Democratic, a motion was made in that body to
expel Thomas J. Duffield, without first preler
ring a single charge, without a trial, in the
absence of Mr. Duffield, and without allowing
even discussion or enquiry. The motion of
ejectment was forced through that body with
the indecent haste necessarato a consummation
r f the disgraceful purpose, and Mr. Duffield
The object is to elect the heads of the various de
partments before Mr. Dullield can be re-instated in hie
place. This is Democracy. Did ever a party
earn greater disgrace and damnation by its acts ?
Tua CONSTI rIITIONALITY OF GRFIEN BAOKS.—In
Cleveland, 0., !on Thanksgiving day a land
lord propiietor tendered to a prominent lawyer
$27,000 In "green backs " in payment of the
principal and interest of a mortgage falling due
on that day. The payment was refused on the
ground that the "green backs" were not legal
tender, and a stilt will be commenced to test
the question of , the constitutionality of the
law Making United States Treasury Notes legal'
THE LATEST SPECIMENS.
The absurd hotia concerning the shipment'of
"guillotines" from Liverpool to New York first
appeared in the following form in the columns
of the London Morning Herald--a violent anti-
American journal, which, in its ' blind rage
against us, gives currency to the wildest m
" ancoor TIMOR IN 11W YOBS.
" To the Editor
"Sm. : Letters from Liverpool mention that
a steamer which sailed last week from Liverpool
for New York took out 24 guillotines. These
French 'national razors,' of the most approved
description, were imported from Havre, tran
shipped at Liverpool, and consigned to a well
known leader of the Black Republican and
anti-slavery party in New York, who is a con
fidential agent of President Lincoln.
"I am, sir, yours, kc., Baum.
"Leicester square, November 16,1862."
This "Brutus" probably thought, when he
wrote his little epistle to the Herald, that he
was inflicting a vital stab, but he has succeeded
only in making himself and that journal
Another curious production comes to us
through the English Tory press, in the shape
of a translation from the Courrier du Dirnache t
a pro-slavery French journal. It purports to
be a biographical sketch of Gen. Butler, and
begins thus :
" Benjamin Butler is the son of an Alsatian
emigrant, by trade a butcher, and was born in
Massachusetts, where he practised as an at
torney in one of the manulacturing towns in
the neighborhood of Boston. Be did not fol
low the law on the same principle that McClel
lan became a railway director—that is to say,
from a dislike to the military profession during
a time of peace. Mr. Butler was, so to speak,
'to the manner born,' and in his profession,
in which he acquired not the slightest distinc
tion, was known by the soubriquet of Picayune
Butler, a nickname we would translate by 'that
worth a farthing Butler.' Picayune, our read
ers must know, being a small Spanish coin,
worth about twenty-five centimes of French
Then follows a bit of political history, which
is an odd jumble of parties and men :
"During the last Presidential election he
(Butler) formed part of the convention charged
with what may be termed the sifting of the
candidates. The choice of the candidates was
long disputed. For a long time Mr. Butler
voted against Mr. Lincoln with the Democrats,
but on the nineteenth or twentieth ballot Mr.
Butler turned his cost and went over to the
Republicans. Thus he was one of those who
decided the election. Mr. Lincoln has shOwn
that he could be grateful."
Putting down "Mr. Butler" as a member of
the Ch icago Convention is very good. But here
is another extract :
"If peace had been maintained between the
north and the south, what would have been the
fate of Mr. Butler ? What functions, what
honors were in store for him ? What pUrt
would be have played? Mr. Lincoln and,him
self only knew, but war having broken out,
Mr. Butler found himself in au awkward pre
dicament. His career as an attorney was seri- ,
ously compromised ; his usual clients were die.
persed. As a shrewd man, Mr. Butler raised a
militia regiment, which I believe elected him
This excellent sketch concludes with the.fel
owing flattering portrait of "Mr. Butler:''
"Mr. Butler bears on his vulgar and repulsiire
features the expression of cruel ferocity which
forms the ground-work of his character. He'
a passionate man, without education, wholly
devoid of any moral control, capable of all the
wont excesses. Thus he is judged by the nOrtk
Such are the dirty tricks by means of wbi4h
the agents of the secessionists abroad strivi A Lto
excite European hostility against the -
lean Union. Whatever is mean and situ:demi!'
that is put in circulation abroad, too, soon EM/le
its way into the tory secession sheets of th?s
country. This story of the guillotines has
been repeated with a serious endorsement, by
such sheets as the Philadelphia Evening Journal,
until it has found credence and circulation with
a class who are ready and anxious to receive
and believe any story calculated to injure the
Union. But we can afford to laugh at these tory
inventors and their inventions.
Another Letter from Lieutenant'
Ti the 'Editors of the National intelliieneer:
An official report of mine made to President
Lincoln, March 30, 1861, on our southern forts,
was published on the 21st of October last. To
this ex President Buchanan replied at great
length in the same month. A. short rejoindet
from me followed early in November, and here
is another paper from Mr. Buchanan dated the
17th of the same month, and on the same
subject. A brief notice of this paper shall
terminate my part in this controversy.
Mr. Buchanan has intimated that I have been
actuaten by a feeling of personal 111-mill toward
him. This is unjust. I had no private',
resentment to gratify. On the contrary, I
have well remembered the many officiat
courtesies received from him as well as from Mr.!
Floyd, both as Governor of Virginia and'
Secretary of War; but to vindicate justicti
and the truth of history is a paramount obli- 1
I bad said that, with a view to the meditated!
rebellion, Secretary Floyd had ordered 116,000
extra* stands of muskets and rifles from north
ern ffepositories to southern arsenals. To this
Mr. B. now replies in substance: 1. That the
transfers were made under an order dated nearly
a year before Mr. Lincoln's election to the
Presid, ncy. True ; but if Mr. B. has persuaded
himself that the revolt had not long before
been planned, (dependent on the election of
any northern man,) it is not likely that he will
ever make a second convert to that opinion.
2. He only gives 105,000 as the number of arms
transferred. omitting the 10,000 rifles. 3. He
says that the muskets (105,000) were condemn
ed, and that purchase's could not be found for
ma y of them at $2,60 each.
Now, here is an official statement, made to
me eighteen months ago, (just received from
my papers at Washington,) showing that 65,-
000 of those arms were "percussion muskets,"
probably entirely new, and 40,000 others,
termed 'muskets altered to percussion," with
10,000 "percussion rifles"—nut one of the
115,000 was ever "condemned," but all pre
cisely like most of the small arms issued to
our troops (regular and volunteer) in 1861. 4.
Mr. Buchanan further intimates that those arms
were transferred to equalise, in some degree,
deposits among the different States, as it,
• e bad any State pride in allowing storage to
. Property of the United States within their
particular limits. If so, why not establish
storage places in the great States of Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois, within which the United
States has had no deposit of arms and no ar
senal 1' 5. Mr. B. supposes me to brand the
transfeired arms with the epithet "stolen." 'ln'
my rejoinder to him I nowhere use that term,
because I knew the transaction, though very .
quietly conducted, was officially record6l,
the freight paid for by• the United , States, whose;
property the arms continued to be in theitnere
pennegluanjct - Miiithp : eutt*,
.111;ltrember 8, 1862
Mr. Buchanan mixes up—perhaps I ought
rather to say seems to confound—gents a different
class of arms with the foregoing, viz: the quotas
of arms distributed among the several States
under the annual appropriations towards arm
ing the whole body of the militia of the Union.
Thus he says: "The Southern States received
in 1860 less instead of more than the quotes"of
arms to which they were entitled by - law : "
This is moat strange, contrasted with informa
tion given to me last year, and a telegram just
received from Washington and a ; high officer—
not of the Ordnance Bureau—id thew words
"Rhode Island, Delaware and Texas had not
drawn atihe ; end of eighteen sixty (1860) their
anntial quota of arms forthat year, and Massa
chusetts, Tennessee and Kentucky only in part;
Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,
Alabama, Louiaiana, Mississippi and Kansas
were, by order of the Secretary of War; sup
plied with their quotas for eighteen sixty-one
(1861) is advance, and Pennsylvania and
land in in part."'
This wham of arms to eight Southern States
is a sufficient commentary by itself on the
transfer, about the same time, of the 115,000
muskets and rifles.
In respect to the heavy cannon ordered from
Pittsburg to the Gulf of Mezico, Mr. Buchanan
has shown me that I was in error in saying, that
their shipment. was countermanded in March
instead of January, 1861. This was the only
immaterial part, of my statemedt ; fur I was
correct in the declarations that I gave•informa
tion to Mr, Secretary Holt that the shipment
had commenced, and that he ordered the guns
to be relanded, and.stopped the robbery.
New. York, Dec 2,1882.
COver and above the previous and usna
deposits in the Southern arsenals.
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FROM FORTRESS MONROE
ERPORTANT FROM THE SOUTH
EXTRACTS FROM REBEL NEWSPAPERS
NORTH CAROLINA AND THE CONFEDERACY
INDICATIONS Of A BATTU! NUS PORT
ACTIVITY OF THE , FEDERAL FLEET
Pommes MONIOI Deb 6 .
Twenty rebel prisoneks and 40 contrabands
arrived here to-day from Suffolk.
The fl ig of truce - steamboat, New York,. in
charge of Capt., John E. Mulford, of the
New York regiment, arrived this afternoon
from City Point, but brought no.passengers.,
The Bachmnnd .Enquirer of Dec., ad says, two
deserters just in front Washington report un
abolition Beet at Newbern, and. that Wilmidg
ton is to be attacked this week.. ,
The, reoert of e akinnielL Cove creek is
'ltaciuyintia; Tana., Dec. B.—The CHM Rene
gade regiment is devastating Morgan county.
The feller 146 resolutions were nnanimouilT
pasipd by - he House of Commons .of North
Carol, on fihtutday : .
Resolved, That the . Confederate • States, have
the means and the will to sustain and parroet
ate the goventment they have established, and
to that end North Carolina is determined to
contribute all of per power and resources.
Bowled, That the separation between the
Confederate States and the United States 'is
final, and that the people. of North Carolina
will never consent, to reunion at any time or
upon any terms.
Resolved, That we have full confidence in
the ability and patriotism tit his Excellency
President Davis, and that hip ,administration is
entitled to the cordial, support of all patriotic
citizens. . .
Readvid, That ire, heartily approve of the
policy of the conduct of the Far, set forth by
his Excellency, Gov-Vance, in his inaugural
address and message, jo the Grand Assembly,
and that be s ought to, be anardmously supported
in the manly and patriotic stand•he has taken
for our *devil:Owe.
• ' LATER.
Fortnum, NONIOI, Dec.._7, via Baltimore
Dec. B.—The, Richmood papers of Saturday
have been received here and contain the foamy
lug interestingitems of news. , . •
The Richmond Dig isich says: Reports received
from Fredericksburg, yesterday,. indicate 'Mad
some severe 'skirmishing occurred in the neigls
ixorhood of Port Royal yesterday morning,nnt
with what result could not be teamed. The
general aspect of affairs is represented:to indi
cate a battle. The minims of the enemy have
been removed to the front, and much activity
lenbservable a ! lcing Altair Hues.
Official diaPaiOita • from Gen. Walker, at
Pocotaligo, says that a fleet of• :twenty; vcosele
saffed on Friday, last from Hilton' Head.--
Ordmgetown qr Wihningtonsliktheptdutitlmed
at. Our, trawls, were evetrwhere put uoder
marching orders, to be ready fora move at the
ehortest no ice. • _ • s
Several large vessels _paused, Charleston
Harbor on Sunday, going !southward. • It is
thought that . t h ey ; have gone to the; / gnif
squadron, in an, attack on Mobilo. lave
additional vessels were off Charleston bar on
Sunday, =4 elk blockaders off Stone Point.
Thii Dispatch also sari, the Yankees at Suffolk,
wire last week reinforced ,by _one full brigade
and a battsry of field irtillery. •
, Their force at Suffolk and vicinity :is esti-'
nodeo at 30,000 by their own iinen,,who state!
that this force is to move againat Petersburg
while the force at Newborn. N. C., is to operate
simultaneously against Weldon. ,
BATTLE IN TENNESSEE
CAPTURE OF A FEDERAL BRIGADE,
Sixty Killed and Wounded.
dal Dispatch to the Press
NAsa.vuxe, Nov. 7.
I have Just legued .that ,a battle has taken
place on our outposiline, between our advanced
forces and the rebel troops under Gen. John
Morgan, the notorious guerrilla leader. The
fight tf:Or.placi at Hseteville tbis morning.
COI. Ilisore's brigade : wag .repulsed several
times by the enemy; mid ,fipally captured. •
Our troops made a desperate reestancs, but
were finally forced to spcppmb.
Our lOse to kitled,sind, wounded is estimated.
at sixty, bit may be more. , •
Our killed end wounded were left upon the
Morgan attedked pea., Fry this afternoon at
Gallistin, but were repulsed with. hem' loss
i Gan. "FTY kau t lseso..ireinfonsed, and is now
lot es ill'ig °how 14 0 ealle, .ir
' Busill'ankldaff arrived here this morn
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
Rebels ifsing Artillery Against our Gun
boats in the Rappahannock.
Why some General= are in Washington, Fles
HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1
On Thursday the rebels brought some field
pieces to bear on our gunboats lying in the
Ilappabannoels near Post ROyal.
A few slots soon Compelled them to with
draw their guns out of range. No harm was
done on either aside..
the weather yesterday, was very unpleasant.
In the morning it commenced raining, which
was followed by ball, and about noon a snow
storm set in, which continued until 10 o'clock
last night. This morning there is four inches
of snow on the ground, and it is freezing.
Mich complaint. is expressed among army
officers in reference to .the large number of
brigadiengenerals hanging around Washington
with a view of obtaining appointments on court
martials, and thereby escaping active service in
There is: nothingnew from the other side of
the river. The enemy have not changed their
position. • .
WORTS . FROM RICHMOND
Familia COURT Horn, Friday, Dec. s.—Two
Englishmen, direct from Richmond, passed
through here yesterday morning, en route for
Washington. They called at Gen. Sigel's head
quarters, and give some valuable information.
They stated that the city has within and around
it a force of 40,000, which is last being aug
mented. On all sides the city is well fortified.
An attack is anticipated by its residents. Five
superior gunboats have been finished there,
and another is in the course'of construction.
They all Eat ry from five to sixteen guns each.
MOVEMENTS OP THE lama
Rumours, Friday, Dec. s.—The enemy broke
ground yesterday in the rear of their old works
fur the purpose of erecting new works. It ap
pears as though they abandoned some of their
works and again reoccupied them, especially
the redoubts on their left. All day they were
busy in strengthening their batteries. Cavalry
and infantry were easily discernible, drilling in
the rear. of the rifle pits.
Two officers came up the Rappahannock last
evening, all the way from Port Conway, in an
open battean or yawl. All the little villages
and points of interest along the rebel sides of
the river are picketrd.
DITINSB OOLD--THR TROOPS IRUTERING YOB BLANK
YTS-lON IN THR RIVINIS-JACKFON AT WEEDER
lORSIBITRG--THR PONTOON BRIDGE.
HEADQUARTIBB Am OF THM POTOMAC,
Last night the weather was intensely cold,
and some of the , troops suffered the want of
blankets. Ice formed on the Potomac and
Acquitt creek from one, and a half t 2 two inches
thick to-day. The sun came out fair and
Cheering, but the air continued piercing cold.
The roads are hard and very rough.
Officers well informed state that Jackson has
arrived near Fredericksburg, and joined his
forces with those already, there. They also re
port that the enemy have extended their lines
several miles further down the Rappahanncck,
The report tlrat Major Spaulding, of the En
gineer Brigade, is under, arrest for unnecessary
delay in the transportation of the pontoon
trains from ,Weatrington, is unfounded. That
Wind hair iwirn commended by his superiors for
overcoming weighty obstacles in executing his
~ There have been'no field movements to-ady
Amy *of the, Shenandoah
general (teary Occupies Windleftq
ne Hundred and Twenty-Five Rebels Cap
LABOR NUMBER OP HORSES AND MULE
Our Forces Return to Harper's Ferry
Ncw YORK, Dec: 7.---Sf3cial Harper's Ferry
deepaichee state that 'Gen. Geary, with 3,300
infantry, 12 pieces of artillery, and 60 cavalry,
marched upon Wincheet, r on the 3d lust., and
demanded its surrender, which was complied
with, the people exhibiting many signs of joy
at his , arrival. He reports to Gen. Slocum,
having left Harper's Ferry on the lsi, met the
enemy's cavalry under White, Henderson and .
Baylor, at Charlestown, routing them with
much loss in wounded. He marched into Ber
ryville the same evening, again met the enemy,
drew them into a trap, killed five and wounded
eighteen. The same evening he bivouacked
three miles beyoud.Berryville. The next day
he admiced beyond the Oquequam, skirmish
ing with the rekol cavalry and infantry, and
blvouacked'in Ash Hollow, between Reny rille
and Winchester. ;
Our troops captured 100 horses and mules,
and several wagon loads of flour, belonging to
the rebel army. At Winchester, 125 rebels,
ample to escape, were paroled ; 76 rebel con
scripts claimed protection, which was granteirl,
and,6 Union prisoners were released.
Gen. Geary,. in pursuance of orders, then re
i,Fotltoßarper's Ferry, though large deputa
ttonsof the cltizens.hegged him to remain.
Gar only loss was one man slightly wounded.
LUYIMI CONGRESS-BEOOND SKSSION.
'iVAsmscirc)N, 1),e0. 8
News. Focus, Swore, Dixon, Lemma,
FesuGGIN, GRIMM WOKING severally presented
petitions in favor of a general bankrupt act.
Mr. WRIGHT, (110.0 presented 'a, memorial
from Gov. Morton ' of Indiana, praying for an
increase of pay for the common soldiers. Re
ferred to the Committee of Millitary Affairs.
Mr. Hits, (N. H.,) presented a petition pro
testing against the action of •the Advisory
Board of the Navy. . '
He also gave notice that he should introduce
a bill to abolish the grade of medical officers in
Mr. NISMITH,. (Oregon,) offered a resolution
instructing the Secretary of War to report to
the Senate the number and rank of the aids
de camp appoirited under the act of Congress of
1861, and also the namber and rank of those
appointed drawing pay and not in active service•
He said, that according to his estimate there
were about 50 Colonels, 34 Lieut. Colonels,
and two hundred and twenty-one captains, and
of these were drawing pip and not in active
service about twenty colonels, five lieutenant
'colonels, ten majors and fifty captains, drawing
in the aggregate pay of thirteen thousand two'
'tundra' and thirty , dollars per month, and
pee hundred and fifty-eight thousand seven
hundred and sixty dollars per annum. 'The
Country was full of them. He knew one col
onel who was practicing law, another running
AMr mill and another keeping a lager beer
Atop, and many others campaigning about
hotiga and drawing, money from the tatasury,
n! ' s:,r,9 l , 3( illikkil was adopted.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVPik
c Theßn atiniaitieeld of
Mr. McPherson, of Pennsylvania, to fill the
warmly on the Committee on Military Affairs,
in place of Mr. Blair, of MiEBolllii and Mr.
Yeat man, of KentockY, on the same committee,
in place of Mr. Jacobs, of Kentucky, deceased.
T. A. D. Fessenden, and Walker, of Massachu
setts, were appointed to fill vacancies on the
Committee on Private Land Claims. The other
standing committees continue as heretofore.
The Snot= appointed the following special
committee to investigate the charges derogatory
to the character and standing of Mr. Ashley,
of Ohio, as published in the Ueda Blade, and
other papers, viz : Messrs. Blake, Ohio,
Shanks, lowa, Noell, Mo., Casey, Ky., and
Haight, N. Y.
On motion of Mr. New Aims, (N. H.,) It was
Resolved, That the committee of Indian Af
fairs be instructed to enquire whether any
farther legislation is necessary in relation to
the Indian funds held by the government, and
to report.by bill or otherwise.
On motion of Mr. Bosco' C0N11.130, (N. Y.,)
the President was requested, if, in his opinion,
not incompatible with the public 4 interest, to
transmit to the House the last official report of
Major General BuelL
Mr. Vex WYOK, (N. Y.,) introduced a bill to
provide for the immediate paying of the cloth
ing lost in the service by soldiers bf the army
of the United States, and a bill increasing the
pay of pfivides; non-commissioned officers and
musicians. Both of the bills were referred to
the Committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. Stevens, (Pa.,) introduced a bill to in
demnify the President and other persons for
suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas
corpus and acts done in pursuance thereof.
The bill is the same as that offered 'midweek,
the substance of which bas already been pub
Mr. VALLAIRDIGRAM, (Ohlo,) objected to the
second reading of the bill. Therefore, under
the rule the question occurred, Shall the bill be
reject d P The House refused to reject it by a
vote of 34 yeas against 90 nays. The bill was
then read a second time.
Mr. Swat's, moved to postpone the bill till
next Thursday and make it the special order of
Mr..Var.raukeowirce objected to making It the
Especial order .
Mr. Cox, (Ohio,) dashed to refer it to the
Mr. STIMIC2I then asked that the bill be put
on its passage.
FROM NORTH CAROLINA
General Banks Nominated for the
The transport steamers Mississippi and Merri
mac, arrived at this port to day from Newbern,
Nommen Crrr, N. C.,, Dec. Brd.
At Beaufort, N. q., yesterday, Gen. Banks
was nominated' fdi the next Presidency by the
Eastern North'Carolina Free Labor Association.
Ratification meetin,gs will be held by the local
associations at different points.
The organizations 'IA composed of the native
North Carolina troops. Resolutions were
passed, strenuonslY irritating. on a vigorous and
prompt enforcement; of the confiscation and
emancipation acts Congress. . .
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and Peontilyanla Avenue, . • ;
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J. AUGUSTUS BECK .
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Persons having defective kWh : 5lOl'OW &pies
from Daguerreotypes of deceased relatives; can
have them retouched and made "Simaklng like
nesses." Mr. Beck attends' to' 'having old
Daguerreotypes copied from - miniature to life
size. Ivorytypes painted in every style. Spa.
cimen pictures can be seen . at MR. WARD'S
MUSIC STORE, 3d near Market Street, where
the Artist can at any time-be found.
Cartes els visite colored neatly. [dildlm
OFFICE GP THE HARRISBURG 1321D011
Harrisburg, Pik, Dec. 6, 1862.
AMEETINGof the stockholders of the
Harrisburg Bridge Company inkiyited tp
be held at their eastern toll house, lathe city
of Harrisburg, on Howley, Jauuary 6th, 1868,
wben ` an .:election will be held,,hetween the
hours of 10 and 2 o'clock, for a. President, a
Secretary and Treasurer, and twelve. Directors,
to serve for the ensuing, year.
dB-dcowtee Secretary and Treasurer.
NOTICE IN PARTITION.
TO Henry Gingrich, Jacob Gingrich , Elisabeth
Gingrich, Cyrus Gingrich, Mary Gingrich,
intermarried with John IM. Shank, Joseph
Gingrich, David Gingrich, Samna Gingrich,
and Christian Gingrich; children and heirs of
John Gingrich, late of DewrY TOwnship, Dau
phin county; deceased;
Take notice,. that by virtue . of a writ of par
tition, issued out ,of the Orphans' COurt of
Dauphin county, and to Me direct&l, that an
inquest will be held on Thursday,' the Eighth
day of January next, 1863, at `9 echo& in , ' tie
forenoon, at Ithe.dvirelling•lhonie and mill, in
Derry township, Danthin'' ixikatty, late the
estate of John . Gingrich, dikmaned, for the
appraisment . and partitibn of the real estate of
said deceased; where you and 'each of you are
requested to attend, if you think proper.
Sheriff Of `DatThiii County.
Sinnurr's Ormuz, - • •
Harrisburg, Dec. 8, 1862. I [dB-dlt-W4t"
NITILL beaold at' r,ublic Sale, at the nul
l' V dance of the anbscriher, in'Broad Street,
near the Sixth Ward tfornie; on Saturday, Dec,
18th, 1862, EIGHT ituka pows, A FEW
HOGS; and TVVO FLOSSES. Three months
credit will betveti. ' •
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock on Bald day,
When attendance will be gitien' by
dS•dtdo] - JOHN ALCORN.
PUBLIC S A LE.
WILT, be sold at Public Auction at the
V V residence of ThonmaKennedy, deceased,
comer of Third and North streets, city of Her
risbtitg, on the 11th day of December, and to
continue from day to day until all is sold, a
large stock of BOOTS and SHOES, such as men's
calf skin boots and shoes, boys' boots and
shoes, ladies' morocco shoe. of different kinds,
_slipPers, ladies' gums, men's gums,
;boys' g um s , Wog!' Slims, misfile' boots and
)3hoez, abco childr,in's shoes; ladies' :gaiters of
every description, ! youth's boots .and shoes ;
itio3, a lot of leatker,, of different kinds, trunks,
parpet bags, seats and tools, loot !trees, lasts,
Steeesd_emmters and Shelving.. Also, HOUSE
HOLD AND KITCHEN FURNITURE, such as
beds and bedomis, carpeting,, chairs, tables,.
one cooking stove„ one gold watch, and a great
tariety of arti cles too numerous to. imert..
siConditionso sale will be made . known on
lty Of iall3 ' „ri
Administrator of the estate of Moe. Kennedy.
BRANT'S CITY HALL,
Every Night This Week.
SANFORD'S OPERA HOUSE
SAM. S. SANFORD, Proprietor and Manager
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3d, 1862.
ROMEO AND JULIET,
STAGE STRUCK HEROES.
In Preparation—THE MUMMY.
Price of Admission 25 cents.
Orchestra Chairs 50
Private Box, single seats 75 "
Gallery. 15 "
Children to Parquette and Orchestra, with
parents, half price. decB
At the Lowest Prices the Market will Afford.
(18.414 w) Next door to the Harrisburg Rink.
Opened this Morning •
A MAGNIFICENT LOT OF
MISSES EALMORA.L SKIRTS,
LADIES do. do.
Entirely new styles.
SUPERIOR BALMORAL SK I RTS FOR MOURN
ING AND SECOND MOURNING.
A large assortment of
F IT R. SI
of every kind, received by Express to-day, at
prices as low as the Fresh, Best Made, Warrant
ed Furs can be sold.
No. 14 Market Square,
dB-d4w] Next door to the Harrisburg Bank.
NUw Your, Deo. 8
GREAT VARIETY OF KID GLOVES
LADIES', plain or dialled,
The very beet 'Ode imported,,
118-d4w) Next to the Harrislmkg Bank
COAL OIL 1 COAL 0 I_.!
LARGE stock of superior, none llosive coal
oil, which we offer for sale at low figure,
by'wholesale or retail.
NICHOLS &BO AN,
dB Corner Front and M kat Sts.
FROM April Ist, 1863, a Three Story Brick
Dwelling House, situate on Second street
opposite Baptist church. Dwelling part and
store room rented together or separately. Terms
for dwelling $175, store room $75 per year.
Enquire of A. J. HERR,
d 6 d2taw2w Office Walnut street.
11GP ECRIVIID from New York auctions, a most
JLII elegant assortment of
BABBLE STATUARY, VASES, BOHEMIAN
• ' GUM &C., kG.
(Catalogues ready . for distribution which will
be ['Rid at a Very small advance on cost, by
At the Music, Picture Frame and Fine Art
Depot, Third street, No. 12. det dtf
I N pursuance of an alias order of the Orphans'
Court of Dauphin county, will be exposed
to sale, on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1862,
at the Court House, in Harrisburg, at 1 o'clock
P. 11f., the following real estate, viz : A certain
TRACT OF LAND,
Situate in Susquehanna township, Dauphin
county, adjoining lands of John Pypher, Peter
Fox, and the estate of widow crest, containing
about 15 ACRES, having thereon erected a
One story and a half high, a Log Stable. About
THIRTEEN ACRES is cleared, and in a state of
cultivation; about TWO ACRES is Woodland.
The whole tract is enclosed. There is aYuL NG
ORCHARD near the house,
and a never-failing
spring of water. The land would be well adap
ted for a Nursery. Late the estate of John
Bower, deceased. Attendance will be given
and conditions of sale made known by
GEORGE W. SEAT.,
Administrator of said deceased.
SOON lIINGLAND, Clerk 0. C. [dec6.
WANTED.—A situation in a private fami
ly by a respectable young girl. Is •
good seamstress. Call at Mr. Biester's, Second
street below Chestnut. decs d3to
ASECOND HAND five octave Melodeon,
with two sets of reeds and rosewood case,
piano style, in prime order, better than many
sold as new, for sale low by Silas Waled, No. 12
North Third street, Music Store. db d3t
MIROM April Ist, 1868, a Two Story Brick
.12 House in Walnut street, between Front
and Second, containing hall, 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. Gas through
Paved yard in rear 22 feet by 30 feet.
Terms $3OO per year, payable quarterly.
Front above Pine.
d 4 dlw*
HIMNEYS, Wicks, Shades, and Glass Cones,
k.,/ for sale by
NICHOLS Sr, BOWMAN,
Oor. Front and Market Sts.
COAL OIL LAMPS —Hand, Parlor, Tio,
Glass, and Brass Lamps, for sale by
NIOHOLS & BOWMAN,
dS Corner Front and Market Ste.
Third St., rear of Herr'B Hotel
All. Nos. and shades of color
IJIINERS for coal oil lamps—Jones' Excel
sior, Excelsior screw, and others, for sale
NICHOLS & BOWMAN,
Corner Front and Market Ste.