Evening telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1863-1864, December 17, 1862, Image 2

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Wednesday Evening, December VI, 1882
The Patriot this morning endeavors to create
some s.)rt of an impression in regard to what it
calls "lies," but its paragraphs are so muddled
with chagrin and disappointment, because
Burnside and his army were not annihilated,
that nothing intelligible can be made of its
ravings.. From the hour that news of a die
ester to Burnside was announced in this city,
the fever. heat of locofocoism was up to its
highest pitch. In the hotels and 'on the
streets, loud mouthed locofocoism of the
Patriot I ik, was unreserved in its expression of
"I told you so," and "it Bert , : d. them right for
removing McClellan." We noticed Democrats
shaking hands and rejoicing at the news—and
whenever a Republican was met in the street,
by these bold-face tory sympathisers, the greet:
ing was invariably the same, "1 suppose you are
satisfied now -YOU OAN NNYYR 00E Qin R TSB
Democracy rejoiced more at the news of disas
ter to Burnside than it did at the fatt that he
entered Fredericksburg; and now that the army
Is safe, that it is in position to hold the enemy,
and at a given time advance with success, such
Unmitigated treason sympathizers as those who
control the columns of the Patriot, give vent to
their disappointments by hurling their abuse
at the TNLIORAPH We are content that this
should be so, as we OMR better stand the abuse
of such tortes than the country can stand their.
Another fact hurt the feelings of the Patriot.
It was that Burns& had punished the rebels
severely as they attempted to obstruct his pas
sage over the river. Had that dispatch con
veyed intelligence that Burnside and his army
suffered severely, the announcement would
have been perfectly plausible in the judgment
of the Patriot. But that Lee and his Demo
cratic traitors could have been by any advan
tage of Burnside severely punished, was hor
We mourned when the announcement was
made that disaster had overtaken Burnside.
In the midst of the news of that disaster, the
Patriot and its bounds showed their teeth with
ill-comsled rejoicing at the fact. Since the
mews has proven false—news which was doubt
lets manufactured for locotocu effect—since
Burnside is safe, we rejoice, while the Patriot
does not even attempt to cohceal its disap
pointment because this safety prevents it from
manufacturing a certain quantity of Democratic
capital. This is the difference between loyal
Republicanism and dough-face Democracy.
As to the display of news on our bulletin
board, we place there only such as is received
by telegraph. It is our business to give the
public the news, whether it is favorable or un
favorable to our glorious cause. On the other
hand, the Patriot suppresses favorable news, so
for as bulletin boards are concerned. Last
Saturday and Sunday, when the news was fa
vorable, no sound of joy or evidence of display
washeard or seen about the Patriot office. Yes
terday, hi mover, when the skies were lowering,
and the intelligence of disaster was racking the
hearts of loyal men, the minions of the Patriot
were jubilant—they imagined that they bad
gained a point—they already calculated on the
advautw2e which the disaster would give them
pally, and now having learned that Burn
as ectuall y triumphant in hie movement,
of course the Patriot is dissatisfied.
—ln regard to the support which the Tina
GRAPH rek elves in this community, that may
astonish the Patriot, but it doss not astonish
loyal men. Tn snow how an intelligent com
munity can discriminate betweenthe loyalty of
journalism, we will just state that our circula
tion is five to one of that of the Patriot.
Since the clouds which lowered over the
loyal cause have been scattered, and since we
are able to take a calm view of the position: of
the two armies near Fredericksburg, we are
preplred to pronoence the movement of Gen.
Burnside, the most brilliant reconnoissance in
force of the entire war. It will be recollected
that he could not possibly ascertain the posi
tion or strength of the enemy by may
means, except he crossed the river, and unleas
he accomplished this in a manner to deprive
the enemy of any advantage, he would fail of
his purpose. Accordingly his movement on
Fredericksburg now only becomes intelligible
when viewt.d as a reconnoissance in force. Be
fore he cross, d the river, Gun. Burnside issued
an order instructing his troops way to take thy ee
days' rations in their haversacks—to divest themselves
of their knapsacks —to leave behind all baggage trains
and camp eguippage. Thus it will he seen that
the movement was only a reconnoissance, and as
such it was brilliantly successful. Burnside has
ascertained the force and position of the en emy.
That could not have been sacertained lb any other
wanner, and therefore a point has bets made,
at once valuable in every particular. •
It must be borne in mind that Burnside is not
to operate alone against the army of traitors com
manded by Lee, Jackson, Longstreet and Hill,
now in his front. While our attention is solely
directed to Burnside, we must remember that
there are other movements on foot, of the
hi.heat importance, and from which results
must soon fiow that will divide the army now
opposing Burnside, rand thus open a - clearei
way to Richmond than has ever been traversed
by oar frees. The information which Burn
aide gained by his magnificent reconnoissance
in force is already in the possession of the
armies that are to co-operate with him. ,Those,
armies *ill Egon loots tap.—and when the Wawa
begin to be struck, we do not know which of
the two, the traitors of the South or the dough
faces of the North, will be most astonished.
We can afford to wait. Treason hiis read a
jolly' time of it for a day or two in the State
Capital of Pennsylvania. The turn of= loyal
men will next come, when traitors will be com
pelled to "stand from under." .
We are indebted`to Auditor General Coch
ran for the following exhibit of the condition
of the finances of the state of Pennsylvania.
his exhibit has been on file for insertion .
several days, but a press of advertisements and
war news prevented tea appearance until to-day.
It presents the gratifying fact that the finances
of the state are in a healthy and most prosper
ous condition, and that too, at a period whet
the business of the country is almost prostrate
and bankrupt. The history of this soundness
of the finances of Pennsylvania, lithe histdry of
the economy, vigilance, forethought and wis
dom of the adininistratiort now in power. As
such, it will command the confidence and the
renewed support of the .w,hole people. No+
let the figures tell the story:
BairVinitrE Or TM! COMMONIF:WVIX rateslavanat.
Summary of the Receipts . of the State Treasury, from
the Ist day of December, 1861, to the 30th day of
November, 1862, both days trassive.
Auction Commissions
Auction duties
Cox on'batik dividends-
Tax on corporation stock...
Tax on real and personal estate,
including half mill tax 1,762,049 98
Tavern licenses. 226,146'5S
Retailers' licenses - 271,255 83
Sample licenses 286 00
Pedleiß' licenstm 1,317 61
thokerei licenses 7,687 83
Timatre, cireys and menagerie li-
Distillery and 'brewery licenses...
&Mara roots, bowling saloon and
ten pin alley 1icen5e5... . ......
Eating house, beer house and res-
taurant licenses. ... . .
Patent medicine licenses...
Pamphlet laws
Militia tax
Millers' tax
Foreign insurance agencies -
lax on writs, wills, deeds, &c
Tax On certain offices.— ,
Collateral inheritance tax
Canal tools
Sale of public property.
lax on enrollment of laws.
Premiums on charters
Military loan of May 16th, 1861
Tax on loans
Interest on loans..
Premiums on loans
Tax on tonnage, "commutation
887,850 00
218,957 19
Banks paying interest 011 the pub
lic debt equivalent to currency 140,768 30
Escheats 2,365 44
Free banking system ...... 6,027 33
Pc nnsy 1 vania Railroad Compare
bond No. 6, redeemed 100,000 00
Ac, rued interest .... 8,866 86
Refunded cash ordinary. 207 32
Refunded cesh mi1itary..... . .... 29,666 42
Annuity for rights of way 10,000 00
United States government 605,740 52
Fees of the public offices .... 2,639 69
Tax on torokerit and private bank
The unknown,
15,286 13
"cases of con-
$5,211,747 63
Balance in the State Treasury,
November 30th, 1881, availa
ble.. $1,551,606 72
Depreciated funds in the treasury,
%mailable. ' 41 032 00
Amount of revenue $5,211,747 63
Balance in Treasury, available
and unavailable ' 1,592 637 72
Summary of the Paymentt at the State _Treasury from
the Ist day of December 1861, to the 80th day , of
November 1862, both &spine/Wye:
Expenses of Government $ 43,804 08
Military expenses, ordinary , 1,015 98
PennsylVania volutifeers in the
late war with .Mexico 36 00
Military expenses' for defence of
the State and Union per act of
April 12, 1861 7 62
Military expenses for defence 'of
the State and Union per act of
May 15, 1861 460,548 68
Military expent•es for defence of
the State and Union per act of ,
April 11, 1862 . 1 217,26
Military expenses for defence of
the State and Union per act of
April 16, 1862, and paid out
of the appropriation of May 15„
Pensions and gratuities, ordinary:
Pensions paid under the act of'
May 15, 1861
Charitable institutions
Farmers' High School of Penn-'
North Western State Norma
School in Brie county --
Philadelphia School Desigt6
for womatu.:.
CoMmon Schools.
Commissioners of ttie '
. fund
klilitary loan per act of 'April 12,
18e.1; redeemed... . -"‘'-
iutetebts on loans..
Guarantied interests...:.
Domestic creditors..
Damages on the public works and
. old claims
Special commissions.. ~ +,
State library
Public buildings and grounds...
Rouse of Refuge
Free banlking system
Atneudnieuts to the Constitution'
per resolution of April 21, 1856 •
Abatements of State tax •
Mercantile appraisers
Counsel fees and commissions..
United States Goverment direct
Balance in the State Treat Amy,
November 80, 1862
...$2,172,844 10
Depreciated fundinia Abe free.
RiCAPII altAnax.
lance in Treasury._
glmitspluania Watt ettegrapth..VattObv lawnin4, Wtrmtha 17, 1862
tkort Of the Revenue Commissioners.
11, 1862.
The Commissioners appointed by the Govt r
nor, in pursuance of the authority of the joint
resolution of the Legislature, passed the 11th
day of April, 1862; "relative to revising the
revenue laws of the Commonwealth," respect
fully submitted their report. -
It is presumed that the Legislature, by the
resolution authorizing the commission, con
templated such action on the part of the com
missioners as would lead to a new system for
levying and 6ollecting taxes, ,and at the same
time establish a more equitable distribution of
the burtheMs of taxation. The laws now exist
ing relating to the eaisieig .of revenue are con
fused, ambiguotis andeett their operation, un
just. The commissioners, by the, accompanying
bill which they submit as part of their report,
have endeavored to systematize the mode of
l assessing property, and to equalize the burtheus
of taxation.
The commissioners have labored .under great
difficulty inM,ofebeing, able to get the essential
facts neeereaty,in making a just and fair revenue
system. Ittsenotimproper to note that amongst
all -the it*nefe .hud in all the records of the
several':. ells - Of the State Government, there
l ie mithitig to show the productive resources of
the Conmionwealth. The archives of the State
are deficient in, facts relating to the wealth,
commerce and industry of the people.
The proposed mode of assessing property is
analagous to the systoles adopted ill several of
the other States, and experience has demon
strated its utility and its popularity. It is,
perhaps, the only mode Which will secure .a
' complete assessment of all property upon which
taxes should be levied,
, The commissioners have endeavored to reach
every species of property, in order to secure
from every man, according fo his means, equal
contributien towards the maintenance of the
Stat, Goverumene. They have Jabot ed 'to les
sen the weight of taxation, and in no way to
increase it. To this- end ell the change 8 that
appear in. the proposed system' are suggested.
. , eThe utode,of collecting 'taxes, as proposed by
the : commissioners, is now in Operation its many
of , the counties of she State. • Iti tendency,
wherever .tfied, has been to ensure more prompt
paymentof taxes anda very
t the same time a v
great seving , to the tax payers.
But the most important feature of the pro
posed system is that which leads to the emanci
pation of real estate from taxation for State
purposes. In the performance of their duties,
the commissioners were compelled to review all
'the pueposee for which revenue Moat be pro
vided. Revenue is required to maintain the
State Government, and, as incident thereto,
revenue must be provided for counties and
townships. Taxation for-local purposes (counties
and townshipsy falls almost entirely upine real
estate. This embraces the making of roads
and the building of bridges, the maintenance of
schools and the support of the poet. Tiaation
for these purposes, in many localities, amounts
to three per cent. upon the value of all the taxa
ble property within the township. Thus the
indisputable fact Is presented, that investments
in feel estate have to bear much more than a
just proportion of the burthens of taxation. To
relieve, real estate from this unjust discrimina
don was one of the objects of the commis
A large portion—perhaps the largest portion
Of the actual wealth of the State, is beyond the
reach of local taxation, The capital employed
lin all the leadingebranehes of trade, involving
commerce and manufactures, banks and rail'-
roads, is drawn from the mass of the people and
put under the control of a fur individuals Tide
property should bear its' equal share of the
ourthens of taxation, and since it cannot be
reached for local purpepes, it, should be taxed
in greater propertien faxBtatt-pnrposes. - •
In the accomeanyieg bill, the commissioners
propose reducing the revenue arising from rile)
and personal property from $1,422,624 to $669,-
049, which would be a reduction of $853,674.
To make up the deficiency thus produced, they
propose to increase toe 'tax upon corporations.
Corporations in this State are very numerous
and very powerful. They have not onlydrawo
within their control so, hpuense' ,tunbrint , of
capita,' but they have drawn within their power
the entire commerce of the State. Almost
everything is now . Made to contributeao the
revenues of therie torporatiens. Yet, owing to
their intangible character, ii is very difficult t
adopt a general system of taxation applicable
thereto. The frarichips of corporations are
property, and the legitimate subject of taxaten;
in fixing a tax upon corporations these extram
(finery privileges; their franchises, constitute
the first grounds of the Commonwealth's claims'
to contribution, add in that, consists tier right
to discriminate in faior di 'the public. -
• The property of Corporatiime is within the
reach to the-authority of the State. Now, in
order to do justice to the agricultural interests
and the owners of real estate, the ' Climituon
wealth shoilld look to this kind of property foe
a large portion of the revenue requisite for
State purposes.
The commissioners do not propose to increase,
the tax upon banks, believibg that they now pay
their proportion of the necessary revenue. But
they propose to tax railroad companies equally
with banks. Owing to the fact that most of
the railroad corporations have no stock basis,
scene other mode than that applied to - banks
west be devised. A railroad company may
have a capital of a.million of dollars, and the
capital stock all held by shareholders. In such
a case the capital stock and the dividends could
be taxed as bank stocks and bulk dividends
are taxed. But another company, iu every re.
speet equal, may go into operation, and, in
stead of issuing stock to shareholders it may
issue bonds for a mullion of dollars, and .it=
stead of paying dividends it would pay inter
est; instead of piaci. It would have• nothing
but indebtedness. .Yet Yet there is no reason why
thise institutions 'should not pay e equally the
ea e tire uponthe same amount ofe businese.
he commissioners, after maturedelibemtion,
hae,e adopted the plan of to the gross re- .
Melte of all railroad compateies, and they have
fixed the tax at two cents upon each and every
dollar of their earnings. From this tax the
State would-,derives , ae4eVenne' abiounterg at
.leteet to $600,000.
They also propose a very light tax upon the
tonnage carrled.over the different improvements
of the State. Thipetae, as fixed in elm bill;
would yield a revenue amountieg at least to
$868,000 1,, after a year's experience, it would
bashowa'that the revenue from these sources
would be' greater than the above estimates,
thed real estate should be entireleyelieved from
taxation for State purposes.
It'os also proposed, by the accompanying bill,
to abolish tile board of revenue coruthia a j oners.
If real estate should ba redieVed from taxes
for State purposes, the cause which gave rise to
the board would no longer,exist. Independent,
isowever ' of the questioe Whether . real estate
should be taxed for State 'ptypiefi .or not, the
cumniessioncre tuv of tee opinion that the board
is orno practiced utility. Reoperty should be
tazed at its true value, and the people them
selves are the test judges of the value of their
own : pioperty. They choose their own asses
sors,, who are first authorized to fix the value
upoti the property within their jurisctiction.
Ills ; valuation is subject to the revision of the
county board. These officers must detetralite the
vales of property for county purposes e now
why. mot for state purposes? The Common
wealth confides in the returns Made by the
efficeis of private aoremations, also in the ie
portstand realities of Municipal - officers. Aboard
of revision, is equally 'entitled bit credit. Where
the s .to establishes • . a Jogai tribunal forellUe
Or e of,Talutimithottprapartt tamable by law;
4 ,
in, t tribunal iephoulti confide. No foreign,
r 5,230 ~I
16,690 40
12077 - ,06
14510 59
423,405 74
3,873. 61
10,879 . 94
8,722 17
18,431 16
1,611 95
274 87
20,009 21
1,068 24
38,328 28
61,070 27
12,667 96
:.. 181,301 66 .
... 5,866 63
1 • 028 17
• • •
6,055 00
6,865 75
9,946 04
32,962 Oa
360,000 00
... 1,388 58
$1,592,637 72
.$6.804,385 36
20,607 04
5,286 51
400 64
323,956 86
21,295 06
6,900 00
2,000 'oo`
.427,881 6
oo oat) itio
2,t06V,3'95 51
11;356 67'
1,883 12
375 60
2,315 10
6,856 91
.37'170 84
70,885 20
721 75
- 4,146 73
156 46
:89,497 88'
• 746 97
892 98
'850,000 C 6
17,345 33
E 4,690,50 9
41,082 00
62,213,876 10
$4,490,609 26
2,218,876 10
~,...4M04,885 85 .
agency ein be as-i - PaSttain or reliable.—
Therefore, as a matterklustice to the people,
of economy and cofisistenoy, the board of reve
nue commissi nmashOuld be abolished.
There are other features iu the proposed
revenue system that might he noticed, but an
examination of the bill itself will give a better
idea of their character than any reference here.
The commissioners have endeavored to spite
nutlike a mode for the raising of revenue, and
in that system they have endeavored' to reach
cverv:person and - every interest, in order that
no inintillice should be dune.
CHANG@ US TRZ CABINET. —A tel graphic dis
patch from Washington announces that the
Hon. Caleb B. Smith, present Secretary of the
Intent.r, has been-hominated by President Lin
coln to the Tini4dltateti Seni , e for the vacant
eeat in the Supreme Court of the United States.
This,ht . ts long been .expected, .and 1,. -there
ftire, produce no. , surprise, . ',Yet it makes a
change. tin thir' , ltlithinet, of 'which Hoa.
Caleb B. Smith is a member, and - is thus
a matter. of,; importithce, though 'as yet we
have no information as folds successor in the
Department of the. Interior. The position was
tendered to the_ Hon,. Scnuyler Colfax, •of
one -of the ablest members of *Congress,
but as hie acceptance would have left a vacancy
in the Hotter?, ;which might beitiled at a.spFcial
elebtion by an oiVonent of the Administrationi
Mr. Colfax. declined the, offe'r. It is supposed
that the position will be offered to Mr. Holt,:
but with what truth we know not.
L !f:- : ? ,--, ' ' : ,t i:/'•
, ,ko,
Evacuation of ' Fredericksburg.
The Enemy Not Awaie of the Evacu
ation Until it was Aftomplish' ed.
pepember 17.
Yesterday morning when daylight appeared
the enemy !worm d to be, asfthey no doubt were,
perfectly astonished that our army had suc
ceeded in returreir4 l -to'this side' of the Rappa
hannock. -
We returned without !oaiug a single man or
a gun in the retrograde movemeut.
A few soldieis who had `Straggly i off made
titi the river bank after the
pontooP badges had been reproved, but they
were brought over in Small boats.
i A few cavalry men who 'were guarding a
house inhabited by a, private family were not
during the. night aware of our crossing, but in
the morning tin sT safely swam the river.
lhe pickets of the contending armies being
separated by only a few yards, rendered it ne
creseary.that everything on our part should be
conducted With the utmost caution: These on
the outpost were unaware of the movement
until just.before daylight; when an officat'went
to,eachindividual man and in a low tone or
dered krim to fallback. .
After they got aufficientlyjar..oi . .
danger they ware lirciered to quicken their
pace and teach then bridges. -
At about nine, p'elock ymterday monling, •
the enemy advantled ttelr, elcirMishers along
.the entire line, 'and by 'neon had established
their pickets near tite'river bank. .
;We bad a large, number of dead on •what
was regaided as neutral.ground, 'and as soon tor;
it was knoWn•that •bur• toreee had evacuated it,
the soldiers of the mew commenced robbing
the litelesi - bodies. lAis was, plainly seen
through a field giasii ha
.well indistinctly
with the naked eye. '
'About ten or eleven o'clohi, females neatly
dOssed were seep the' streets of Fred
ericksburg: 'fhoi haddeuhtles9 been conceal
ed in their honse,sdariug the tlme'the ditY was
occupied by opr trop, and had availed thent.
selves of the first opportuuity -to make thhir
relippearanc tr • ,
On Mottizintticl.PiPkets in front of the left
Wing agreed upon an armistice among them.
selves and 'freely intermingled, exchanging
their dead comrades who lay on neutral ground
diking the dine.. ' A general oi our army rode
bi and put an end to these proceedings.
The result was that both. partiesiminediately
commenced firing, when nine of our men were
killed. • • • '
After the General had left, the friendly rela
tions of the pickets were renewed, and butter
.4ift and blue quiformsfreely mingled. •
About this time Gen. Franklin dispatched a
flag of truce, which the enemy immediately
recognized, and the exchange of dead bodies
was resumed and continued until completed.
Yesterday afternoon Gen. Lee tent a flag of
rim.e to Geri. Burnside, asking him to detail
men to bu y his dead in front of Gen. Sumner's ,
grand division. This was done.
Tne wounded, with the exception of those
wheal the enemy obtaiped, have all been
trronght to this side,of the Mappahannock, and
as rapidly as possible - are being sent ttr Wash-
Baring the flag of truce, Gen. Stewart of the
rebel army, in answer to a question, stated
that the Banks' expedition had gone Beath,
but, he did hot seem to know exactly whdie.
The entire army hi- neve-encamped on the
Mu* ground which therrevionsit occupied.
W - are as cotatertable ; forthe present m they
kanibe in sbeltei'tetits:
•Oncartny. has been considerably reinforced'
shicp the b Atte, and no dang,cr . -, vidiatever is at
faCtied to.their pr em. position: , -
Id is Liil3,opluion of military men that, had.
we iivin succeeded tsking'the first ridge of
works, the opportunity for. slaughter by the
eneeuy wodhl have hp'On grea ter than pre,
Our men, it may be, reponted,-behaved with
the { gr.atest galla,ytry, but ; rin, ; troops in ;the
world could withstand such a concontrEital
fire of heafiy ordnance and , musketry under
covei.of 'their fortifiinitiOns.
Dec. -1.6, 1862 —a. 'o'olook
MAJOR GENERAL HsLizeir ": ale army was
' withdrawn' to this side of 'the liver, because I
felt posit t ion in front Opp d . not bqcartied,,
aid it was iniittaf f y necessary tither to at-,
tstaltior,to retire. A•repulse would "hre'ye be•izt
&goitrous to us. ' The army was withdrawn at
night without the knowledge of the - enemy and
without loss either of property or
j or
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Nsw YORK, Deo. 17.
Th bark Ann ) , froln• NeW Orleans, repo rts that 4n the 9th gnat., at 61o'olock A. at., she
paw. 'off Saint AugtitiO,,.Florida, six large
1312 e mi. She judged from: their courbe , that
MO ere bound farther south than Ylorldit.
They were probably a part of General 'A in ftv
expo ition.
Portion of den. Beni& ;Expedition
'New Toes, Deo. 17.
The steamer Star of the South, from Hilton
Head on the 14th inst., arrived at this port
this morning
The steamers Saloor and Albany put into
Port Royal„ forcoal, and sailed again to rejoin
Gen. Banks' expedition.
The steamer Quincy, with a part of the 42d
Massachusetts regiment, also put in to repair
het boiler. She would soon sail again.
The troops from the condemned steamer
Thames were transterred to the bark Voltiguer.
Henry A. Brown, of the Bth Maine, and Geo.;
R. Dexter, of the 3d Rhode Is:and, died on the
Star of the South on her passage home
The health of the Amps was good. There
wele only a hundi - ed. men in the hospital at
The breadstuff market is quiet 7 -sales of 1.600
bbls. flour it $6 12 for superfine, and $7 75 for
extra family. Small sale of rye flour at $5 50.
Corn meal at $8 60. - There is fair demand for
wheat, and 8,000 bus. sold at $1 4641 48 fdr
Pennsylvania, $1 50 for southern, and white
ranges from $1 70 to $1 85. Bye sells on ar
rival at 97c Corn is dull, and has declined--
salts of old yellow at 87(4.88c., and 76@78c. for
new. Oats in active request, and 10,000 bus.
sold at 40i@44c., the latter figure for heavy%
Provisions held firmly—sales of 4,000 bbls. mess
pork at $l4 25(414 50 Lard firm at 100
Cioverseed in good.rcquest, and 800 brio. sold
at $6 26®,6 60. Whisky firm at 40(441c.
Naw Yosa, Dec. 17.
Flour bc. better. 'Wheat firm ; Corn firmer
Pork steady ;
Lod doll ; whisky nominal
Receipts of fl oor 26,545 bbls.; wheat 89,797 bus;
coin 62,824 bus.
Flour quiet ; Ohio. superfine $6 60 ; wheat
firm and advan ced 2oi fic. f - curn steady ; whisky
dull and unchanged.; bacsin dull ; pork firm,
mess $l5 25
.ttOorrtittt nun t*
017-Ital 13. S. HOTEL.
LO,ST.—On Sunday night last, on the Harris
burg and Middletown Turnpike, a large,
heavy, GENTLEMAN'S RLA 11 / 4 7 KW SHAWL
The finder will receive the above reward and
the thanks of the owner, by leaving it at this
office. dl7-Ite
NOTICE is hereby given that letters of ad
ministration have been granted to the
undersigned upon the estate of C. b. Mathews,
deceased. All persons indebted to the estate
are required to make payment on or before the
Ist day of March,. 11363, as the books will
be placed in the bawds of a Justice of the Peace
for collection after that date, and ail persons
having claims against the, estate will present
them immediately for settlement.. The books
have been placed in the hands of m 11.. Cala.
tow audiVirm. As. Tarbutton, who are authorized
to collect the stone. Persons will call at the
late residence of said deceased.•
dl7•doaw6w Administratrix.
"I Merry ChristAu to Oir Old Friends
Wednesday and Thursday EVODing%
DECEMBER WI af►s 25th,
. ,
T . A/ELY returned from a lour Tears' tour
1.4 round the world, and having, mice their
CERTS in the city of New York-; also visited
Washington, Baltimore, and many of the
principal cities of the Western States, In all of
which their Concerts have been attended by the
largest, most fashionable and delighted audi
ences that ever greeted musical artists, would
now respectfully announce TWO of their highly .
Their Repertoire embramk a choice collection
of vocal Quartets arranged in their own pecu
liar style, also;ir variety of the sweetest Eng
lish, Irish, Scotch, German and Spanish ballads
extant, Humorous Songs, Duets, ac t , Arias,
Cavatinas and &antis, from the works of the
most popular Italian and French Masters. In
addition to their usuarchoice selections of 'Vocal
Mimic, they will plaiti each evening, several
pieces onthe celebrated'SWlSS BELLS.
The Al LEGHANIANS beg leavelustate to
theft numerous friende and patrons of former
years, that about four years ago they added the
SWISS BELLS to their 'already superior Con
certs ; and the Press, as well as all •competent
musical critics, have pronounced their Bell
Playing superior to anything of the kind ever
heard in this country, not extxpting that of the
original Swiss Bell Ringers who appeared in the
United States about fifteen years since.
Admit/Ilion IS cents, Reserved Front Seats
ffil iceuts ; Children acoompanied by their
parents, Omuta. o:orninences at 7 i o'clock.
During their sojourn in foreign lands, the
conceits of the ALLEGHANIANS were honored
by Hie attendance of hundreds of,thousands of
delighted.listeners----Eings, Queens, Nobles, and
the most distinguished men of the age patron
ized their entertainments, and lavkthed upon
their the most flattering denuantiations of Rp
m-Val. J. M. BODLARD, Manager.
4118-dlw D. G. WALDRON, Agent.
111 186 4AVIM 141JYYriLill ft. CO.
THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 1862.
IF first Millinery Store below Harrisburg
Bridge. " c116.8t
I •
Ai,DTERIOR article just received, and tor
sale_ty W?d. DOCK, Jr.,. &Ca,
• I§WkEt CIDER 1 1
A calved. WM, DOCK, Jx., & 00.
in Port.
't'sri./Lionivu, Dec. 17
Ruirreoes, Dec. 17
Nun Ablitrtistruuts.
A N ORDINANCE relative to Toilts and
Areas, and fur other purpwee.
Etivrrlce4 1. R. it orrimmial fro I r.--mmeon r;••••,•-•il
siring permission to coleitruci a Vatiit u , a t e a in
any of the sir, eta, shall make at llcetion to
the clerk of Council, giving a descripti. m ,f the
premises, and on their pa3i...g the saw of
twenty ve cents to the city treasurer. the clerk
shall grant them a permit to construct said
vault oreerea.
Sze. 2. That all vaults shall be completed
and the ground closed over them, and all areas
shall be c ompleted and railed in or enclosed
within three weeks after they shall he com
menced, under the penalty of five dollars for
every day thereafter, during the time which
the said vault shall remain open or the said
area be unenclesed, to be recovered fees the
ownor or builder of the same, mimes the Mayor
shall, for sufficient reasons, extend the time for
the completion.of the same, which he is hereby
authorized to do.
Sao. 3. That no area in front of any building
in the streets of the city shall extend more
than four feet four inches, lima/Ruing irony the
inner wall of such area to the building, nor
shall the railing of such area be placed more
'than six inches from the inside of the coping on
the wall of such area ; an Ino vault 61.1.11 i ex- •
tend to a greater distance than to the line of
the curb trom the building in any street, lane
or alley, so as to have the exte ewe liee of the
foundation of the vault on ur undo r the line of
the curb, under the penalty of ten dollars, to be
recovered from the owner or builder thereof.
Sac. 4. That every area shall he tett:Lei:et with
railing at least three feet and a half high from
the pevement, mending the coping of the wall,
with gates constructed to open inwardly, under
thee ptualty of twenty dollars fur each eftence,
to be recovered from the owner or builder
Sec. 6. That every description of opening be
low the surface of the pavement in front of any
shop, store, house or other beiliing, except
cellar doorways mid cellar steps. it (Livered,
shall be held to be a vault, and it open, to be
an area, Within the meaning o: this oidausece.
Sao. 6. That all entrances to the cellar or
basement of any store or dwelling, or any other
building, in any street, lane or al.ey of the
city, which have steps 'lest ending below the
pavement or sidewalk, shall be covered, when
net in actual use, with good and sufficient iron or
wooden doors or gretes on or above the level of
the sidewalk, or be enclosed with good and
sufficient wood or iron railing of a Leiget euffi
dent to prevent danger to the Ler s ur limbs of
persons who may he peeing along held 'street,
lane or alley; and any person violating this
section shall pay,a fine of ten dollars for each
and every offence, and a further tine of five dol
lard for every ten days Oen entrance shall re
main without such dour or railing after the first
Sac. 7. That all cellar doors shell have the
cheeks thereof constructed so that they shall
Not have a greater descent of head, than one
inch and a half to twelve hien, e to teugth, ex
tending from the house or building ; and if any
person Shall refuse or neglect ro conform here
with, he ahall forfeit and pay the emit of five
dollars, and one dollar tot every...lay thereafter,
until the aforesaid regulatiou shall be con
formed to.
Sac. S. That it shall he the duty of the clerk
of the Cuenca to give information to the Mayor
whenever a permit is granted for the construc
tion of a vault or area in any of the streets of
the city.
Sac. 9. That all vaults shall be constructed
of stueseor brick, and arched over with the
same meter - leo;
-0 a
_good and substautial man
ner, under a penelse - of. twenty dollars for a
violation of this provision, mut the farther
penalty of twenty dollars during each and every
month, until the same shall be constructed
according to the provisions of this ordiettnce,
to be paid by the persoz_ or persons who may
cause or direct the same fb be constructs d.
Sao. 10. That the apertures or vaults tinder
the.payeenents or footways shall be constructed
at the extreme wall of the vault next to the
line of the curb of said pavement, am! the iron
grates, or otherjaliaterial which shall be used to
cover the apertures shall 1101 exered two feet
in diameter, and shall be placed oo a leve. with
the surface of the pavenieut, wens not to create
key obstruction in the use of the said pave
ments or footways, .arid shall be constructed so
as to be fastened oil the inside seen. ely, to pre
mit their being rtitudt&d by evil diatee
tident; and if any vault shall be constructed of
a less extent than to the lice of the eu. to and
i t he aperture to , the Same shall be .l heed in or
ileac the middle of the pavement to footway,
the grate or other material u-ed te cover the
said aperture shall be sunk not less tea(' three
inches Mali the surface of said pavement or
fucttWay,, and shall be securely ceveied by a
wooden or stone frame, which shall be even
with the said footway or pavement, and firmly
fastened to the grate, secured as aforesaid ; and
if any owner or occupier of property shun here
after cause or permit any grate to be placed
upon the footway or pavement antach.d to his
or her premises, not constructed co. ormebly to
the provisions of this section, he, she or they
shall incur a penalty ef ten dollars, and one
dollar for each day it shall remain after notice
given by the proper :Officer to alter, change
Or remove the same.
Sea. 11. That the owner or occupier of any
house or lot before which any vault or opening
for cellar dooms, areas or steps is being con
structed, goall fence off the pavement on the
right and left of the imptoveineut, and (luring
the whole of every tognit whilst such vault or
opening is uncover, d or nueucles, d, cause a
lighted lamp or lantern to be placed in some
COnVenier.Mtipot, so, as to cast its 1 ght upon
such vault or opening, under the penalty of five
dollars for each and every night, or part of a
night, during which such lamp or lantern guild
be neglected to be pieced, kept or lighted as
iSzo. - 12. That no person shall remove or
aline.) to be removed any grate or covering to
the opening or aperture of any vault in any of
the streets of the city, without enclosing such
' aperture during the lime such grate or covering
iseamoved, with-a strong box or curb at least
twelve indite, high, and libnily securieg the
sarne e meter a penalty of ten dollars. fur each
arid ei6ry neglect.
Sze. 13. Pbat.any person or persons who may
!contemplate the erection of a building or build
ings on any of the streets, lanes or aheye of the
city,. to be constructed of brick er etooe,
aft r tille . 'Bl.id buildings are rase the height
of one story, hence off the front of said buildings
the width Of the pavement, on cover the said
pavemeut with a good and substantial roof the
whole length of the buildings which are in
progress of erection, of sufficient height to
alkete pedestrians to pass under the same.
Passed Dec. 10 , 1862.
-President of the Common Council.
Attest: DAVID HARRIS, Clerk.
4pproved Dec. 13, 1862.
dl7,tt Wal. H. KEPNER, Mayor.
VTNES of this Bloneer among Native
American Hardy Grape, for sale at the
Keystone Nurse's. The clusters frequently
weigh a pound and a halt, and the berries are
larger ttan . the Celebrated Black Harnburgh.
The quality Is also good—equal, atleast, to
the well known Isabella. • J. MIS
novl S,
li k
T Keystone Nursery.
Ju t. 18, 1862.
KklLLEit'b llittilir bTO.K.IN re tite pl.kon
to buy Patent ModlablOo.