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A. P. TEUPSER, - • •
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
OFFICE AT WARP'S MUSIC STORE, •
12 N. 27cird Street.
Residence: Third street, above North. dl5-tf
Af ELODEONS AND CABINET ORGANS
7 1'WENTY-SIX . FIRST PREMIUMS, 1
TITELVE SILVEF MEDALS,
ONLY GOLD MEDAL (ever won by instruments of this
class) has been awarded to •
MASON & HAMLEN'S INSTRUMTNTS.
A fall assortment of these instruments always on hand
W. KNOCHE'S, Sole Agent,
93 Market' Street.
34. F . Iw7!.]
HENRY .C.'ORTHy •
fiIENCHER OF THE PIANO, MELODEON:
_L. AND VIOLIN.—Torms reasonable. 15 Third street}
between Market and Chestnut streets. ja4,3m •
BOYER & KOERPER, - -
WHOLE SALE AND RETAIL
Queen's. and Glass Ware,
AND ALL KINDS OF .
HAVE just opened a large and well selected
stock of goods at their stand, No, 3 Market Square,
Harrisburg, Pa. , to which they invite the attention of the
public generally. . nolo-dly
THIRD STREET, NEAR WALNUT,
HOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER DI
CONFECTIONERY, • FRUITS, &C.,
.Alarsla Mallow (;um Dropa,
Cream Chocolate Drops,
Plain Candies, &c., &e.
Wanges and Lemons,
Tess and Spices, all kinds,
Fresh and Salt Fish in sort
Ve4enibles in SiMSOI3,
WINES AND LIQUORS.
LADIIAN, SALLADE & CO.,
NO. sourrr NINTH STRET,
iirrwEEN CTIMINUT AND WALNUT,
G. V. LAIAIAN, 1M c 111ADFL, J. D. BITLNG
A LARGE NVOICE Ul NEWR
ant. DOCK., JR., & CO.
Just nSecivcal at
TOT BOOKS, GAIILE.S, &e.--A Large as
sortment of Toy Books, Games,' :ke., just received at
11019 SOBEFFER'S BOOKSTORE, Harrisburg.
NEW B 0 0 K S.-THE SHOULDER
DAYS OF sHOlipyi
Just rOceiced at NelSl SCHEFFER'S BOOKSTORE.
A PPLES.-200 barrels of New York, state
/1. Apples, of a choice variety, just received, sufCsold
low, In any qUantlties, to suit purchasers, at 'the new
grocery of fde43 BOY ER k 110ER,U.R.:
PICKLES I PICKLES! !—By the Barrel,
Half Barrel, Jar or Dozen. at
no2o 'WM. DOCK, JR., & 00,:" .
T_T AS discovered the most certain, speedy
and effectual remedies in the world for
A Cure Warranted, or 11 ÷ o Charge, in from One
Wertkne.ss of the Back, Affections or the Kidneys and
Bladder, Inyoluntary•Dischmgcs, Impotency, General De
bility, Nervousnew, Dyspepsia, Languor, Low Spirits,
Confusion of Ideas, Palpitation of the Heart, Timidity,
Tremblings, Dimness of Sight or. Giddiness, Disease of the
Head, Throat, Nose or Skin,
Affections of the Livet,
Lungs, Stomach or Bowels—those terrible disorders
arising from the- Solitary Habits of Youth—those secret
and solitarypractices more fatal to their victims than the
song of Syrens to the Mariners of Ulysses, blighting their
most brilliant hopes or anticipations, rendering marriage,
Especially, who have become the victims of Solitary Vice,'
that dreadful and destructive habit which annually sweeps
to an untimely grave thousands of Young Men of the
most exalted talents and brilliant intellect, who might
otherwise have entranced listening Senates with the thun
ders of eloquence or waked to ectasy the living lyre, may
call with fall confidence.
Afarried persons, or Young Men contemplating marriage,
being aware of physical weakness, organic debility, defor
mities, &e.., speedily cured.. .:
He who places himself under the care of Dr. J. may re
ligiously confide in his honor as a gentleman, and confi
dently rely upon'his skill as a Physician.
Immediately.cured, and full vigor restored.
This distressing altbction—whifill readers life -miserable
and marriage impossible—is the penalty paid by the vic
tims of improper indulgence. Young persons are too apt
to commit excesses from not being , aware of the dreadful
consequences that may ensue. Now, who that under-
stands the subject will pretend to dedy that the power of
procreation is lost sooner by those" kallink into improper
habits than by the prudent Besides being deprived the
pleashres of healthy ollispring, the most 'serious and de
structive symptoms to both body and mind arise.
The system becomes deranged, the'. physical and mental
functionsweakened, loss, of procreative power, nervous
irritability, dyspepsia, palpitation of the heart, indigestion,
constitutional debility, a wasting of the frame, cough, con
sumption, decay and death.
Left hand side going from .11tidtimore street, n few doors
from the corner. Fail not to observe name and.number:
Letters must be Paid and contain a stamp. The Doctoes
Diplomas hang in his office.
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Londorygrad .,
nate from ono of the most eminent colleges in the United
States, and the greater part of whose life has been spent
in the hospitals of London, Paris, Philadelphia and else
where, has effected some of the most astonishing cures
that were ever known.; many troubled with ringing in the
head and ears when asleep, great nervousness, being
alarmed at sudden sounds, bashfulness, with frequent
blushing, attended sometimes with derangement of mind
were cured immediately. •
These are some of the sad and melancholy effects pro
duced by early habits of youth, via : weakness of the back
end limbs, pains in the head, dimness of sight, loss of
muscular power, palpitation of tho heart, dyspepsia, ner
vous irritability, symptoms of consumption, &c.
lidan.i.u.r..:—The fearful effects on - the mind are much
'to be dreaded—loss of memory, confusion of ideas, de
pression of spirits, evil forebodings, aversion to society,
self distrust, love of solitude, timidity, ,&c., aro some of
the evils produced.
Figs, Dates, .
Cream Cream ruts,
Mugu and Beans,
Cakes and Crackers,
Sweet and Irish Potatoes,
Grebn and Dried Fruits,
And Country Produce in
NOR TABLE USE,
WM. DOCX, JR., & CO.
DISEASES OF IMPRUDENCE
RELIEF IN SIX TO TWELVE ROITRS.
NO MERCURY OR NOXIOUS DRUGS.
to Two' Days
I , Lutl:ti4kciE
•PFFICE ISO. 7, SOME FREDERICK STREET,
TANTI PARTICULAR NOTICE
Who have injured themselves by a certain practice in
dulged in when alone; a habit frequently learned from
evil conapanions, or at school, the effects. of which aro
nightly felt, oven when asleep, and if not cured 'renders
marriage impossible, and destroys both mind and body,
should apply immediately. • • - •
What a pity that a young.rann,the hope of bit. country,
the darling of his parents, should bo 'snatched from all
prospects and enjoyments of life, by the consequence of
deviating from the path of natute and indulging in a
certain secret habit Such persons tam, before contem
Reflect that a sound mind and body are the most necessary
requisites to proinotoCounubialbappiness. Indeed, with
out these, the journey,through life becomes a weary pil
grimage.; thepiospeet hourly darkens to the view; the
mindlioccintes shadowed with despair arid tilled with the
melancholy reflection that tho happiness. of another be
comes blighted with our own. •
DISEASE OF pI:PRITDENCE
When the misguided and imprudent votary of pleasfire
finds he has-imbibed the seeds of this painful diemies, -it
too often happens that an illtimed pease of. shame or.the
dread. of discovery.deters him from applying to those who
from education-and respectability-, can alone befriend him.
He falls into the hands of ignorant and designing- pretend
ers, who, incapable of during; filch his pectimarysubr
stance, keep him trifling month after month, or as long ot
the smallest fee can be obtained, and 'in despair leave him
with ruined health to sigh over his galling disappointment,
or, by thense of the deadly poison, Mercury, -hasten the
'constitutionalsymptoms of this terrible disease,slich as afleo
tiotts the Head, Throat, Nose - , Skin, etc., progressing
with frightful rapidity till death puts a period to his
dreadful sufferings by sending him to that undiscovered
country from whence-no traveler returns. •• .
INDORSPATT , NT OP THE PRESS
I , The many thousands cured at this institution year after
year, and • the numeroua important minim' operations
performed byi)r. :Tolleson, witnessed by the reporters of
th e sun, Cityper, and many otherpapers, notices of which
have applied_ again and again before the public, besides
lua start gas .a„,gentleman of character and -nn.ippnei- ,
ah'affiajaPlguarantee to the afflicted.
Stll4 DIOARFS SPEEDILY CURED.
- 11fitevAiiro. 7 So,At t hirrOgriek, Street.
HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, -FEBRUMtY 13, 1864.
CA_PT. WAYNE REED'S Works, 10 vols.;
very interesting for boys, consisting of
Boy Tar.. Ran Away to Sea.
Young Yagers. Young Voyageur.
Forest Exiles. . Old People.
Plant Hunters. Desert Homo.
_ Boy Hunters Bush Boys. .
Bruin or the Great Bear Hunt.
Right Words in the Right Place.
Curious Stories about Fairies, and other Funny People.
Magician's Show Box..
Agassiz's Methods, Study of Natural History.
Every Day Philosopher.
Philosophy of Shakespeare Plays Unfolded by Bacon.
Tennyson's Poems, 1 vol. '
Brok's German Lyrics.
The Pearl of Orris Island, by Mrs 11. B. Stowe.
War Time, by Whittier. .
Story of the Guards, by J. B. Fremont.
Book of Bpi:Ms for public and private devotion.
Recreations of Country Parson, 2. "vols.
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table.
Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces, by Jean Paul; 2 vols.
Leisure Hours in Town.
Maths and Vespers.
Chapel of the Herrnits.
Sketch Book, by - Irving:
Tom Brown at Oxford, 2 vole
• Tom Brown at Rugby, 1 vol.
Scouring of the White Horse.
DeQuincoy's Writings, Notebook.
Cook Book, by Mrs Horace Mann.
Songs of Labor by Whittier.
Panorama, by Whittier.
Old Portraits, by Whittier.
Home Ballads, by Whittier.
Literary Recreations, by Whittier.
The Princess, by Tennyson.
Days and Nights on the Pottle Field, by Carleton.
Greedwood Leaves, by Grace Greenwood.
Gymnastics for Women, Children, &c., by Dr. Lewis.
Aunt Erne's Rhymes. . • -
Arabian Days Entertainmente. . •
Longfellow's Poems, 2 vols.
Outro Mer. "
• " Golden Legend, •
Seaside and Fireside. .
Courtship of Miles Standish.
Song of Hiawatha.
Tales of a Wayside Inn.
Together with a largo assortment of other'miscellaneous
works for Children, for SaIe•CHSAP at
feb2 litarrisburg, Pa.
AN ASSORTMENT OF
ROSEWOOD AND MAHOGANY
Of different sizes,. for sale at
nol9 SCHEFFER'S BOOKSTORE.
DR. R. N. "GLI.D.F.A
NO. 119 . MARKET STRE.T,
Tooth paXitively extracted without paitt by the use 'of
nitrous oxide. oct7-dtf
GENTLEMEN wanting good fitting
SHIRTS call and get your measures taken at T. M.
HITHER'S Shirt Store, on Walnut street, opposite the Ex
change, where he continually keeps on hand a largo sup
ply of neady-mach Shirts =lt Shirtinglitaterial. All kinds
of. STITCHING done in the best style on short notice.
feblnodlriVi' • ; • ,
ELL.ING . OFD "AT COST.-:-The.
signed' Is now• selling off his 'stock of DRY GOODS
at cost, as he desires to close out his present - stock, in or
der to make some new improvements In his store room.
The - goods must be sold before the Ist of . lfarch, and the
public will find bargains by calling . at'once at
feb3-dtf corner.lfarket Bquaro,:opposite Tones Rouse.
N A..".T IV E 1:1V N E
FINE BLACKBERRY . and - ELDERBERRY WINE.—
Warranted pure. ,For '
jan2s DOCK, :ht., k CO.
GOO, F C resb. ST
Fresh , Peaches, GOO Cans
:al biro mmost ans GdrcedeelinTerdn'=
growers, and every can vaT•Sided to give satisfaction, for
sale at fob 2 wsr. DOCK, Ja., & CO.
.S ! D IARIES' !
ANOTHER assortment of Pbcket and Desk
Diaries for 1864, just reuelved and for sido cheap at
feb2 SCHEFFER'S BOOKSTCRE,.Harrisburg.
20 B su O p . ortar B m B al.l3, jus hi t received and Piz; o jde a by ver3 :
fobl NDL DOCK Js., & CO.
We have just received a .tine selection of APPLES, in
prime order. For sale by the barrel, bushel or small
quantity at (feb3] IV. DOCK, JR., & CO.
MEAS—purchased. direct from the importers,
_L in bond, of all qualities and grades, just received and
or sale by (fel] ' DOCK, JIT..;& CO.
" • '
WONDERFUL DISCOVERY, AND , WONDERFUL
DR. J.' M. CREAMER would. respeottully
- informthe public -in general and the diseased in
particular, that he has opened an office in South 'Second
street, below Chestnut, Harrisburg, Pa., where ho will
treat all diseases entrusted to his caro,in accordance with
the system discovered and taught by Prof. C. Bolles, of
Philadelphia, with whose institution he has been con
nected, and to whom ho takes pleasure-in referring the
public for information with respect to his success iu con
No drugging the system withuncertainmedicalagents.
AD cures performed by Magnetism, Galvanism and other
modifications of Electricity, without shocki or any un
pleasant sensations. .After an Electrical Diagnosis,
guarantee.will be given, if desired by the patient. For
further information call and get a pamphlet which con
talus hundreds of certificates from medical men - and oth
ers, proving the superiority of this, system, of practice
over all others. Consultation free. Office hours 9to 12
A. Lto 5 and 7t09 r. - 74. . .
DR. J. ILILTON CREAMER '
DR. J. HITE'S
YELLOW WATER POWDER
TITIRING a practice of many years in this
1,1 cominanny, DK HITE has satisfied himself tbattbis
Powder is vastly superior to any other article in use
FOR TILE CURE OF ,
And is of great service :to Horses that have ° fit their
. Also, that it will prevent
GLANDERS, COLIC AND TRELBOT"3,
When faithfully used two or three times a week—invigo
rating and fattening.
For improving the condition of a HOTS% he asserts there
is no better medicine, as it will strengthen the stomach
and, assist digestion, cleanse =the intestines of offensive
matter, and regulate the bowels when costive, purify,the
blood and promMe digestiOn—thiis the skin is kept loose,
the pores are opened and a lean, scabby Hoise becomes
fat and comely. • '
The Powder can noysectfor,Cattle,Shcop and Hogs with
good effect. .• •
Directions with package. • . -
PREPARED ONLY AND SOLD AT
• • KELLER'S DRUG • STORE,
' jou 14 No. 91 Market street, Harrisburg.
M.A.CLA.Y; • • • • •
„LA) : • ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
7 , Office with D. Ylenting, Esq., Second, street, Harrisburg.
Strict 'attention paid to all legal busifien.s , coDectiots,
tag claims, pensions, &c. Exemptions from draft, clairan,
prepareg and'adyicevgiven: = 9218-ilaid2,ln* L ,
9..01.11::-:_c4 F :qt
- For the Telegraph.
compiiinent to the Telegii.ph frcan. the
. 'York Gazette, &v.,
Mr. EDlToll!—Please excuse us for troubling
you again, but, really, we could not help con-
Efratulating you upon the'compliment you re
ceived from the York Gazette of 'Tuesday last ;
for we regard:it-not a slight mark of distinc
tion in a paper, when such a sheet as the
Gazette calls it "the" meanest "paper," except
Forney's PresS, to which' a communication
might be sent, that speaks the truth in regard
to matters of high importance, (cithe eommu
uity interested, especially; and, MiAccount of
the principles involved, to the public general
ly.- The ag'i n't Forney is easily account
ed for. - You know; he seceded from the old
Public Functionary, and; ever since, does no
ble service for the Government and the Union,
and that is enough to obtain the good wishes(?)
of such de!ectable rebel sympathizing sheets, .
as this same York Gazette truly is. But, Mr.-
Editor, you mast, in justice, allow your hiiru 7 _
ble correspondent to claim a part of this com
pliment, for it was the,"stubborn facts" of our
article that brought it to you; therefore, as
the boys say : "We chihn halves." You ill
preceive that there is not the slightest attempt
to refute or dispLove any, of the . facts stated
in our communication, in reference to York
county juries; but the idea 'of such truths
going. abroad, concerning the official partiality
in bodies of men, Who,above all others, should
avoid all appearance of party prejudice, under
their sacred obligations, is what stings, to the
quick thoSe who,. foster, advise and uphold
snoh disreputable acts. . -
You will bear us witness; Mr. Editor, that
we made no injurious or slanderous remarks
against any man, individually,. in our article.
We spoke of the acts of our grand juries, at
different times, (including other 'juries also,
—especially the manner, in which they have
been constituted, for years, in our cormty,.);
and we defy successful refutation of anything
said, by any man; who will take the trouble
to examine the matter fairly. We, by no
means, intend to convey the idea abroad that
York" county has not men enough to act as
jurors, who would compare favorably with
these of any other county of Pennsylvania ;
bat, sir, that is not, he question at issue. We
assert most confidntly that the selection :of
jurorS, in our county, has, for years, been
made with a view to appease political ;disaf
fection, to strengthen party attachment, arid to
obtain party favor, without • any material con!.
sideuition of mental or moral capacity; . with
quite a limited number of exceptions. .-1n
proof whereof let any man, acquainted with
the material, ..examine our "Lists" of jurors,
retrospectively, arnioet,. ad libitum. Why, Mr.
Editor, there isn "List" now published 'for
our next court of common pleas,' and, so
for as the names are knoWn to thewriter, there
is but a single. man on. it, who• does not.bear.
the shibboleth of the; strong party of.the county
about with hini. .Is there no design in this?
—yea, :isNthere no danger of party favoritism
in the verdict of such juries? Are such Se
lections in accordance with the intention of•
the law on the subject? We trow not.
We rpmarkecithat we saidnothingrinclivid
milly, injurious or slanderous of any man,
and we intend not, now, to do so.; but, •the
Gazette's.ire suspended over us, though it. be,
we cannot avoid.relating an Anecdote • about •
the, jurors of our last quarter sessions ; re
ported, by one who is of the genus copper-.
head, dyed in the wool. It said that the
President Judge wished to hold an evening
session; but when thejurors were called there
were not enough, of those drawn, to make up
a panel; and that, consequently, bystanders
Were selected. "Where were :the. jurors' at .
the time?" was asked by one.. 4 .g.nthe lager
saloons!" was the reply. Now, we ask :."Who
pays the bystanders for doing the jurors'
workr .work, for which these jurors "were, no
doubt, paid in full. And, again, we ask Is
that not a confirming comment on' what' we
have written concerning York county juries?
This lager saloon matter brings to our mind,
most forcibly, Judge Kelly's speech in Con
gress,. about Democratic "school-houses," and
we might say something about party arrange
ments, in that line, here ; but our space is
full, and we must defer that for perhaps, a•
future article, 'if desirable. . . • ••••
YORE, Pa., Feb. 6th; 1864. • - • •
Reading One's Obituary.
In the days of old Mycalf, the publisher of
the Newburyport Herald, (a journal still alive
and flourishing,) the Sheriff of Essex, Philip
Bagley, had been asked several times to pay
his arrears of subscription. At last one day
ho told Mycalf that he,certainly would hand
over the, next morning as sure as he lived.
"If you don't get your money to-morrow you
may be sure lam dead," said. he. The morn
ing came and passed, but no money. Judge
of the Sheriffs feeling when, on the morning
of the day after, he opened his Herald, and
saw am:lot/aced the koneritable decease of
Philip Bagley; Esq., High Sheriff of the
county'of Essex, with an obituary notice at
tached, giving the debeased credit for a gOod
many excellent traits of character; lint - adding
that he had one fault veryamckto be deßlored
—he was •TiOpunctutolin;: . Vayingthe Pinter. -
Bagley I:waiting' for breakfast - `t
started for the ffetard (Wee: Oh theVaik
.struck hini as singular that none of the many
friends and acquaintances he met seemed to
be surprised to' See him. They •ilaust have
read the morning papers. Was it possible
that they cared so little-about him as to have
forgotten already that he was no more. Full
of perturbatiOn, he entered the printing office,
to deny that he was dead in propia persona.
Why, Sheriff," exclaimed the facetious ecV•
itoil • "I thought you were defunct".
"Defunct," exclaimed the Sherik, "what
put that idea in your head?"
'Why, you yourself!" Mycalf.: ‘‘Did
you not tell me",L . ,
"Oh! ali! yes !"'stammered out the Sheriff
—"Well, there's your money. And Aow cQn
tro i dia the report'in the next . paper, if ydri,
.please." • . • • .
"That 'S not iide6Ssary, friend Bagley," said,
the old joker; "it was' only printed in your
The good Sheiiff lived many years after this
"411," and to the day of his real. 'death al
ways took good care to pay the printer.
TB:P., new comet, which has been discovered
by Professor Watson, of Michigan, is 4.6,000,-
000 1211iiS from the earth at present, but will
be dilly 15,000p00 miles distant"'froth us'by
the first of February. It Will probably be
visible t 0 the naked eye,"and be found
the northwestern part of the teaVeris.
ROCEEDING.O OF : THF. _itge.R..:cogips,
Frank-Acknowledgments of 'Destitution
.in , the, South.
TIROL/ CANNOT STAID ANOTHR DR/FT.
Strengthening of the Army.
On January 30, the rebel House bfr*Repre
sentatives had before it the bill. 'amendatory
of the act to put an, end to the exemption
from military service of those who.have here
tofore furniShed subSiitutes," approved Janu
ary 5, 1864: In the course of the debate Mr,"
Smith, of North Carolina, said: . .
Wehad akibis',4liup • 40,0,000 men. on our
muster rolls. 4ow ; many were- actually in
the field, fie Was.u.iiable to state: probably it
was one-half were not there, and it was • we7l
known that we were unable to feed the/Wm/lona/.
part who were in the fie ld. If, howeyer,, there
were half—if 200,000 should require the pos;
sible seizure of one-half of the pro4isiOns of
the country--where, he would ask, Were the
means to feed- the ten times. that number who re=
?waned at home? With this. condition of af
fairs staring us in the faCe, it was now pro
posed to break up the farms, and reduce the
agricultural interests of the country to about
naught.: Look at the condition- of , the coun
try around Richmond; but , this was scarcely
more than a type of every other part ,of the
Congress did not propOse to redtice . the effi
ciency of the digerent'bureaus; it did not;re
duce, for instance, the• efficiency of the ordi
nance and nitre bureaus, because the men
must be furnished with munitions of war.
And yet munitions of war were not all that
we could rely on. • We must feed and clothe.
the army, and not only the army, but the pee-;
pie at home. Private appeals` were daay coming
10 theMeMbers of Congress from soldiers in the
army speaking of the su f fering at home; how
many of their families are wanting the necessa
ries of life, when they are unable to send them
amy part of their scant pay; how many ask,
ing for relief to the farming interests; how
some, stimulated-by the prospects of starve- .
tion at home,. and the deficiency of food inthe
army, are . driven to • despair and desertion.
With these things constantlybefdreit, would :
Congress still break doWn and cripple the lini- -
ited resources that were left lug to carry on this
Hr. Chambers, of Virginia, said that..manu-.
factures were as necessary as agriculture, and
there was as great a deficiency in clothing to-day
as there was in food. Dillthe gentleman mean
to say that our soldiers deserted to the Yan
kees becapie they were not fed? We could, he
believed, feed double two hundred thousand
men in the field; and if we could not, then the
sooner we :made terms with Abraham Lincoln,
the betterfor us. We must have more than,
two hundred thousand men in the field next
spring; we have now all the suPplies N we will
have then, for the farmers' productionSwon't
be available until next winter, Everybody ad=
mits and expects that next spring will be the
worst and the heaviest and most dectsive cam
paign that will occur,:dnd yetthere is a demand
for more exemptions. He was not opposed - to .
the exemption of planters; whether they fur
nished substitutes or not,. it made no differ
ence. But he was opposed to, class legisla
Mr. Dupre, of Louisiana believed that if
Congress. had given. more, atention to trans-
portation, the subject of food would not now•
be exciting so many fears.. He had traveled
a long way in getting here; and from Westein.
Louisiana to this place he laid seen very
large quantities of provisions, which only
wanted transportation to be dietributed4o
the people and the army. The cry ,of scarcity
was a stratagem employed:by traitors, and it'
misled many honest and conscientious men,
who really believed what they said. It was a
stratagem to excite the spirits and the efforts
of the Northern people, and disaffection and
hopelessness in our own. • '
Ur. Goode, of :Virginia, was able to state;
upon the best authority; that in reply, to in
quiri.es propounded them by Colonel Preston,
• Chief of the Cori Script Bureau, all of the enroll
ing officers of the State, who were assembled
here a few days ago, 'said' that the State could
not stand another draft. It had been!said that
the agriculturists necessary at home might be
enrolled and detailed. If men were wanted
• outaide the army, it was' our 'duty to exempt
them by law, and not leave it to the Secretary
of War and the President to dole out details.
He was not one of these Who delighted in the
Quixotic pastime of making a man of straw
and tilting at him; he had .110 fdays;. aridAhe
people need ha:ye no fears, of the Executive,
and it was with. no feeling . of want of confi
deuce in the ExectitiVe when he' said that he
preferred this Congress to pass its own laws,
rather.thsn call upon.that bmnch:of the. Gov
ernment to do it for: them. The great danger
to-day to our cause did not come from, our own
Executive, it canto from the tyrant at Washing
ton, and it should be•the effort of this govern
' meat to use dal its energies in providing
against the cal rnities which that, tyrant would
endeavor to;inflict upon' us.
Mr. Holcombe, of Virginia, said that by the
bill`of which' this was'an . aanendment, the en::
tire agricultural population would' be put in
the army, and that in a ,country whose agri
cultural population greatly outbalance that of
the cities and towns. Napoleon, in the rah
' less conscription which he inflicted on France;
never went above 'the age of thirty `years.
We proposed to put, in all of every age; and
when it was known that it was a precarioas
matter to, supply, from meek to meek, the army
in the field. When the supplies' were known
to be so scarce, the'slaves were - to be with
drawn from, the fields, and:it ,was proposed in
time to draw still more largely upon the vital
resources of, the country. From his district.
would be drawn' one hundred' men for the
army and stop two thousand laborers, noW
`engaged in producing grain for the -army..
We had now five hundred thousand men in,
the field to provide for; the now law woidd .
add ono hundred thousand- more, ap4 was it
possible to escape sfe&ation when there
were none at halite' tc; pro - hide' for - theni/
Where was the weak !point of the eneniyt' i
Certainly, not in want of prouisicms: It was
not pr(kable. then, that a 4ecisive rieloTy Could
b e j - 0 4he this spiny, ed`no sueAdeSperatehille
' 9 4oidd be allowed to an im ate us to 'such:despe
rate measures', asthat of . putfingt,enerybodyt
army. 7 1 141 Pecti C PlkeittlA*Ma ,Lin.
1 s l ialsi , ,:rrsir - =.7s 1 .14217,
PRICE TWO CENTS.'
tsfirurncial Condition. It was our policy to pro
tiact the war. Time and distance were our great
allies. ::We must remember that, in reference
to this State at least, our last crops were far
below , the average. Oar space had been con
tracted, 'arid all now must be devoted to the
production of provisions for the next year.
Take away the men, and starvation at home
and ruin in the army would be, in his opinion,
the inevitable result.
"Hr. Cohrad, of Louisiana, said that they
had heard of this cry of starvation now for
nearly three years. They had gotten so used
,starving, in fact, that, like the Irishman - a
bOrse, we will soon be able to live on noth
A Voice—When the horse died.
[laughter_ and merriment at the gentle-
Man's unintended misapplication of the
MT. Conrad concluded by nitrating to the
Privations of the army and the people as in
evitable and only to be surmounted by the
vigorous prosecution of the war.
Mr. Mltae, of Mississippi, believed that
the most certain way of feeding the army was
to increase its numbers in the field.- The in
;stdiciency existed because Haw were so many o t'
he enemy within our borders, and ire hatl not
Otijicient numbers to drive them out. Some had
tittiibuted the scarcity to corruption in the
Nmmissary depute:tent, and though unpre
pared for an opinion as to the truth of that
charge, he still believed that that department
*as ttiefficient; others attributed it to want- of
transportation, and want of transportation
had certainly much to do with it. We had
now but one line of railroad, the Knoxville and
Peattanooya being in the possession of the enent,
left its with a vast auxiliary cut afr. Ile be
lieved that there was no deficiency in the emm
fry,,and that if we could drive the enemy back,
ace could feed the army, no matter what its num
After further desultory debate, the bill was
passed by yeas 41, nays 31. It reads as fol
.Bill to be entitled An Act amendatory ,y" to
act entitled "An Act to put an end t tx
emptidn from military service of those who
hiave heretofore furnished subslilnh s,"
proved January 5, 1864:
t SECTION 1. The Congress of the Confederate
States of America. do enact that the above 0 . -
cited act shall not aiiply tolarniers and plant-
Ors engaged on the sth day of January, 1866.
an the production of grain and provisions.
'either by their own manual labor or in super
intending the labor of others. Provided, the
exemption herein contemplated is granted,
pubject to the following conditions:
I. That the pepon availing himself thereof
lhalldevote himself, and the labor of which
he has the control and superintendence, ex
!elusively to the production of provisions and
IL -That there shall be paid and contributed
frqm the farm, or if more than one farm, from
each uf.the farms which the person thus ex
eitif)ted owns or superintends, in addition to
the tithe required by any tax-law, an. ad
ditional tenth of the pork or bacon produced
bri said farm or farms ((beginning with the
product of last year) for the use of the army.
That the person thriS exempted will, iL
o• required, sell all Ms surplus provisions 7207 , 7
bn hand or hereafter raised, for the use of sot
aiers' families, or for the use of the array, at
juices not greater than those fixed for the time
being by the CoMmissioners app cinted under the
IV. That the person seeking to avail him-
Self of the benefit of this act shall have fur
nished a substitute not liable to military duty,
*ho is now in the service, or who has been
Xegally discharged thercfroria, or who has flied
V. That the benefit of this act shall not
apply to persons on farms or plantations on
thich there is any other male adult not liable
I Sectiign. 2. Nothing contained in this act
shall be construed as limiting the power of
the President, under existing laws, to exempt
Such persons as he may deem proper, on
grounds of equality, justice or necessity.
"FKXVIIIth Congress--First Sessioo
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Washburne, (111.,) from the Committee
on . Commerce, reported the Senate bill, which
was passed; re-establishing the principal port
Of entry for the district of Champlain at
Plattsburg, N. Y.
The House proceeded to the consideration
of the Senate enrollment bill, as amended by
the committee of the whole on the state of the
Mr. Cox (Ohio) suggested that the bill shall
lie over till Monday, in order to give further
ti me for exomination, the amendments being
Mr. Schenck (Ohio) . replied that the public
6figencieSwcre so pressing that he could not
give an hour. He moved the previous ques
tion,.and then explainedthe amendments and
Substitutes, concluding by an appeal to the
ftieiaas of the country to pass the bill that the
arthy may be recruited, and the government
Air, Harding (Ky.) desired to address the
Mr: 'Garfield (Ohio) proposed that the gen
tleman from Kentucky should, by general
consent, be allowed half an hour for that pur
..pose, but Mr. Schenck objected. Opposition
te further proceedings on the bill was mani
Hr. Rogers (N. Y.) moved to reconsider
the vote by which, in the .earlier stage of the
Proceedings, the House had agreed to adjourn
till Monday. The.-motion was laid on the ta
Mr. Harding (Ky:) moved that the House
adjourn.- No quorum voting, the . question was
taken by yeas end nays and determined in the
negative. It was now 44 °clock.
• . Mr. Clay (Ks'.) asked leave of absence till
-Monday, brit afterwarda withclrewhis request
• Mr. Wadsworth (Ky.) moved that the bill
and amendments be laid on the. table. The
'queStion was, determined in the negative.-
• The House then proceeded to vote on, the
amendmenti to the Senate bill. • -
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Lir just mperred and for sate by
febi- , 'WA DOCV., JR., /E. CO.
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0M MAWS wholesale-and retail"