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TILE iIEPPIA"S CHOICE FOR PRESIDW,
IVEDYF,SDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1864.
The fifteen copperhead Senators who pre
vented legislation yesterday, have returned.
safely to their seats and participated in the
procceedn - a . gs thisloorning.
Messrs. Connell and Kinsey, who were de
tained at home On account of indisposition,
were also in their seats. The copperhead.
Senators voted, however, as usual,'against 'all ,
motions intended to perform their, sworn
ties. On a motion to have an ,afternoon ses
spn, the sixteen voted nay, and the same solid
vote was cast against every bill up , before the
The constitutional amendments passed the
;Senate final reading by the following vote,
FAXOII, OF ALLOWING SOLDIERS TO 'MTV.
BENJAMIN CHAMPNEYS, Lancaster.
GEORGE CONNELL, Philadelphia.
JOHN M. DUNLAP, Lancaster.
DAVID FLEMING, Dauphin.
J. L. GRAHAM, Allegheny. .
THONLI.B HOGE, Venango.
G. W. HOUSEHOLDER, Bedford.
HENRY JOHNSON, Lycombig.
WM. KINSEY, Bucks.
M. B. LOWRY, Erie. ,
C. O..MCANDLESS, Butler.
JEREMIAH NICHOLS, Philadelphia.
JACOB RIDGWAY, Pldladelphia.
Dr. THOMAS ST. CLAIR, Indiana.
WM. J. TURRELL, Susquehanna.
S. F. WILSON, Tioga.
W. WORTHINGTON, West Chester.
JOHN P. PENNEY, Allegheny. _
AGAINST ALLOWJNO . SOLDIERS TO VOTR.
H. B. BEARDSLEE, Wayne.. -
C. M. DONOVAN, Philadelphia.
JOHN LATTA, Westmoreland. •
WM. M'SHERRY, Adams.
DAVID MONTGOXERY, Northumberland.
J. C. SMITH, Montgomery.
W. A. WALLACE, Clearfield.
\ PRESS= BUT NOT VOTING.
GE - 0. H. BUCHER, Cumberland.
HIESTER CLYMER, Berks...
A. BIESTAND GLATZ, York.
WM. HOPKINS, Washington. ; ,
C. L. LAMBERTON, Clarion.
BERNHARD REILLY, Sulu
J. B. STARK, Lnzerne.
G. W. STEIN, Northampton. ,
Every Union, man is found on the side of.
the brave ,defenders of their country, while
the copperheads even refuse to granfi them the
privilege of electing their own rulers. After
these amendments had been disposed of,
Speaker Penney addresied the Senate at
length on the subject of organization, `and re
signed his seat as Speaker of the Senate, but
the Union men re-elected him immediately
again -and he presides with his usrial . dignity
Speech of lion;4Ohn D. Watson.
The discussicin l ef the, resolUtion prcividing
for the indemnification of: those who suffered
loss during the rebel raid into Pennsylvania,
has taken a wide range. In one sense, it is to
be regretted that legislative debate should be
thus licensed to run into an irrelevancy which
can only be productive of evil- 7 -while in
another view we have no present ,regrets to et.-
press, as the privilege has elicited , a speech of
the power; eloquence, candor and fearlesiness
• which distinguish the effort of ,TOlm D. Watson,
member of the House frorii
: print this speech this afternoon. It is deci
dedlY the ablest effort made in the House
during the session—able, beeause it abounds
with facts and, arguments which completely
overwhelmed. our opponents—and because
also it exhibits a dignity and sincerity which
cannot fail to command for its distinguished
author the confidence ands •the respect of
his - constituents. During the debate of the
• resolution in order hi thisdisousgicia,
win was charged by Mr. Barger, with having
treated his opponent, Capt. Whalley with clisz
courtesy, by attempting to ignure his military
claim during the contest of the election. The
manner in which. Mr, Watson, explodes this
charge, leavei Barger in a sad plight, as to ve
racity. In fact, the manner in which; the elo
qtient Philadelphian disposes of the capper
head assaults upon his friends•andhis country
is at once the evidence of his ability as a leg
islator and his power as an orator.
The News, from New ilampshlre am l New
It seems strange, but it is nevertheless true,
that Whenever good 'news from the army in
the field'or the loyal men at home battling.
for the Government, is to be transmitted over
the telegraphic wires, it-is confined - to a lim
ited number of newspapers, while the great
Majonly, of the journals, parties to the "As
sociate. Press Organization," are deprived of
inch .intelligence. The news of the glorious
result of the election, yesterday,- in 'New
liamPshire and 11ew Icorlr, should have, and
Would'have been ,priblished in our edition of
this morning, had the Aigooliate Press agent
in Philadelphia dis Charged his obligation to
ts, and gave us . an equivalent, for our money.
We pay liberally for such dispatches,. but
when thg news is important we are
swindled, just as we were` cheated this morn
infi• The public, of cMirse,are the,losers by
..the imposition; and hence we enter our
',solemn protest to its being repeated.
Sra.maier confirms the repOrts of, our
tiowitis at. ltichmond being starved and left'
• Vieirlsi 4 with cold by General Winder. Not
cinekludf the clothes and provisions sent by
ns ever' :gets lo'thern, being stolen .by the
rebels: He ilainks'tly# retaliation is the only
means which will bring them to terms. Col.
'freight is very anxious to get command -un
. der Gen. Butler, id enable hinit6 operate
~pmgovernment is conaiderino the subject
of the propriety of issuing titrolleve pa* to
'4,4:4 of troniepne and two cent, iecik The
price Of ti ,
extremely high, and it is
proposed to substitute some other metal for it.
How the Hopes of the northeraCtilyanpa.
thizers With Treason Have lieen Ex.
ponder unanimity in favor ,of the re
eleCiion '67(IW Lincoln has diSappointed
mare menthan the politiOefis who4spire to
filiileadership of the PiiitPlvhiciiinow sup
perts the President. The prominent men in•
the initial movements of our own organiza
tion, while many of them are over-ambitious
and seek to stride ahead of their time, still
have principle, to fall-back : upon, as.. a salve
for any personal disappointment they may ea r
perience while looking out for "the loavei
and fishers." But the men most disappointed
with the popular favor now running in the
rection of Mr. Lincoln; are thoseof the oppo
sition who had calculated not only to destroy
him as a statesman and a citizen, -but who
-had hoped to gather from the divisions in his
`own 'Party • organization, a triumph.. which
would change, not only the forni of the Gov
ernment, prostituting its mighty energies to
the rule of the slave povier ; but they had
looked for a victory which should affect the
very des tinyof the nation itielf. The leaders
of the Democratic party never-'calculated for
victory refthe merits of any man they could
possibly select as a candidate for the Presi
dency. These demagogues never hoped to
secure the support of thaloyal masses of. the
free States. For once in their lives; they pur
sued an open, bold: and frank course in sup
port of treason and a base conspiracy to de
itrorthe•National Union. They did this, so
that'wheii they became victorious they would
be consistent in following out their profes
sions and performing their purposes. They
did this, because they were confident that the
loYal biasses of the loyal States would be dis
tracted, divided, into bitter:factions, each With
a relentless antagonism for the other. To'
this point- the Deniocratle, leaders directed
their energied. And `how have they realized
their hopes Let the wonderful - unanimity
of the masses- of the American people in fa
vor'of Abraham Lincoln 'answer. Let town
ships and towns and counties in all the loyal
Statee, answer. Never before, in the history
of any party, has such a spectacle been pre
sented, as that which is exhibited by, the en
thusiasm of the masses in favor. of Abraham
Lincoln. It,puzzles the conninipoliticians ;
amazes .the crafty leaders of cliques; dishiest-,
ens -the 'aspiring; and last of all, tumbles into
utter confusion, the hopes and the plots of .the -
Democratic 'leaders: The traitors in the Sotth
asked only the - defeat• of Abraham Lincoln; at
the hands of their sympathiiins in the North.
'The enemies of republican institutional of
man's, right and ability, for self-government,
in monarchial Europe, wanted only this defeat
as the excuse for interfering in our internal
broils. But thanli 6 GO, our enemies eire:ry-
Where—the dark conspirators in the South,
their cringing sympathizers in the. North,
-their royal alders and abettors in Europe-Lail
alike, everywhere, who are the foes,of free
dom; have been disappointed in the solid vir
tue and"stern integrity 'of the loyal =ties.
Those Messes are 'the men 'who are most;in-
terested in the stability of the„Government.'
They feel,that-the most immaterial &angel
now, would work the most frightful differ
ences hereafter. They' feel that those vilko
commenced the purification and.s preservation
of the Government, must be retained to fnish.
the work. •Until this is done ,all aspirations,
for the Presidency Odi'OUS :and:danger
ofisinltho estimation of .the asses. After it
_ _ m.
has , been accomplished, the same people are
perfectly willing that the bright' goal of office
shall again - be used to stimaatejhe energies
and arOnse the ambi t io n of American. • states
The -Florida Compikigh.
Gen. Gilmore, . it, is new positivelY akisertelit
and not the President, planned the Florid a,.
campaign.. 'F,ational men kin, this, thit tip
copperlaiad press, of which the toy Oryfoi is
the Most virile*, u,sed the lie that the President,
had,Planned the campaign purposely to bring
the Government-into ••ditcredit. The fact is,
that the' PreSident never plans a campaign,
any more than he makes a calculation for the
various bureaus.of eitherpf the departments ,
of the Govertunent. • He may 'order .a'cam
paign, Suggesting to those wlipsdiityit is to
plan such enterprises, . the,• policy of the un,
dertaking; but that the President should do
the 'Work of the military officers of - trie Gov
eminent, is alike 'ridiculous and absurd.
Nevertheless, the „plan of the -Florida cam
paign was in all respects a gebd one; and had
not its execution been entrusted to a military
upstart and "fellow of low,, prejudices and
instincts,, it would have bees &success.
ThE RECORD OF GENERAL GRAFT.-General
Grant's nomination as Lieutenant. General
was confirmed by the Sena. The , following
is the Shining record of the officer , thus
Palo Alto, May 8, 1846.
Itesaca•do la Palma, May 9,'1846.
MontereY, Sept. 19, 20 and 21, 1846:
Vera Cruz siege, Maroh 7 to 27, 1847.
Cerro Gordo, A.pril 18; 1847. •
San Aritania, Aug. 20, 1847. • •
Cherubtiseo, Aug:2o, 1847.
Molino del , Rey, Sept:'B, 1847.
Chepultepec, Sept. 13, 1847.
Garita San Cozano,.Sept. 14, 1847. •
City:otMerieo, Sept. 14,°1847.
•Bebkont, No*. 7; 1861. - - • •
Fort' Henry, Feb. `16,-1862:.• ".
Fort Donelson, Feb. 13, 14, 15 iind'l6, 1862.
Shiloh, April .6 and 7, 1862.
Corinth siege, April 24 to May 30, 1862.
Inki,,Sept. 19,1882. • •
Hatable, Dot., 6, 1862. -
Corinth - , , Och 3-and 4, 1862. • •- •
„Tallahatchie, Dec. 1,.:1862:..
Fort,Gibson, May -1; -1863. • , •
Jackson, May 14,'.1863. w• a
;',Champion Hill, May.l6, 1863.- ''
,Black.Blver Bridge, May 17, 1863. -•
Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. •
Chattanooga, ,November 23, 24, 25 / and 26
Trre Chicago people an bugding an ob
servatory.. It.is to contain 4 toksefille twenty
three feet long, which will-aveigh: about slr.
tnris--or•twice as:much as the' great-
vial at Cambridge, /dais i , Its , coat`i's `time
ed at " 118;000. Mr. James DUll, of Barris
burg, is one of the contractors for the erec
tion of this immense work.
PeiotoWitanlit Leglsl at
=poll:tab. ,ICEZIESSVE , FOB THE TELEOBASO.
WEDNESDAY, March 9, 1864.
ThaSenate•met ,at 11 o'clock, A. lA.
Mr. Para:riir,' gPealer in the chair.
The Journal was read and approved..
Mr. CONNELL. I desire to say, sir, in re
gard to my absence on yesterday,.that I was
in Pluladelphia, 'mid Was neceisanly detained
on account ! of
,vcry important business. I be
lieve it is• the seeond.day I have been absent
this session. .
I will merely say, in addition, that I was
paired with the - 'Senator from York (Hr.
Mr. KINSEY. In explanation of my ab
sence yesterday, I have, to say that I was
at home sick and not able to be here.
PETITIONS, &C., PRESENTED.
Mr. WORTHINGTON presented the invi
tation of Professor W. F. Wirers, Principal•
of the West Chester Military School, inviting
the Legislature - to,witneas a drill of his cadets
this' afternoon at 4 o'clock, in the capitol
grounds. • '
Read and lald.ozL the table.
Mr. JOBAON'offared the following, which
was twice read
'Resolved, That the Senate will hold a ses
sion this afternoon, 'commencing, at three and
ending at five,o'clock.'
On the adoption of the resolution,
The yeas'atul nays Were required by Mr.
BEARDSII.F. and M. GLATZ, and 'were as
falloW; viz: . . •
YEar—Messrs. Champneys, Connell, Dun
lap, Fleming, Graham, Hoge, Householder,
Johnson, , Lowry, M'Candless, Nichols, Ridg
way, St: Clair, — Turrell, Wilson, Worthing
ton and Penney, Speaker-17. -
Nivs—Messrs. Beardidee, Bucher, Clymer,
• Dobnovtm,, Matz, Hopkins, Kinsey, Lambera
rLatta, M'Sherry, Montgomery, Reilly,
,Stark, Stein and Wallace----16.
So thii reolution was adopted.
Mr. WO R THINGTON, offered the, ollow
ing : " - •
- Resolved, That; the Senate accept the invi
tation of Professor 'Pryers' t,2 be present at the
drill of his — cadets this afternoon at four
o'clock, in the capitol grpunds.
The resolution was -twice read and adopted.
Bill, [Sen. No. 7,] entitled An act continu
ing in force an act changing the organization
of the court of common pleas in .n
county, camebefore the Senate on third read
On the final passage of 'the bill,
The yeas and nays were required by Mr.
CLYMBR and Mr. LATTA, and were as fol.
YEAS—Messrs. Champneys, Connell, Dun
lap, Fleining, Graham, Hoge, Householder,
Jchnson, Lowry, M'Candless, Nichols, Ridg
way, St. ClAir, Turret; Wilson, Worthington
'and Pennet• Speaker-47.
NArs—Messrs. Beardidee, Bucher, Clymer,
Donovan, Glatz, ,Hopkins, Larabertori, f Latta:,
M'Sherry, MontOmery, Reilly, Smith, Stark,
Stein and Wallace-15.
So the bill padied finally.
Bill; [H. R. No. 7,] entitled A. supplement
to an act to authorize'a re-examination of the
accounts between the Cominonwealth and the
county of Centre, Canis before the Senate on
On the final passage of the:hill,
The yeas and nays. were required ...by Mr.
CLYMER and Mr - LAITA, and were as .
Timi—Messrs. Champneys, Connell, Dun
lap, Fleming, Graham, _Hoge, Householder,
Johnson,. Lowry,,. MCandless e Nichols,- Rid - g
Wet St., Clair, .Ttirrell, ;Wilson; Worthington
and Pinney, 4euker-17.
liars—Messrs. Beardslee, Bucher, Clymer,
Donovan, Glatz, Hopkins, Lanoberton,f , Latta,
Mainly, Montgomery, Reilly,,Smith, Stark,
So • the hill paesed finally. ,
Bill; [H.R. No. 116,] entitled AnAct for the
relief of Nadel Fuller, . disabled soldier,came
before.the.Senate on.third reading.
On the:Anal Passallo,of the '
Th - e.,yeas and ,nayStwere required by Mr.
GL4TE and Mr.. CLYMER, and were as fol
Vt 2: ;
Yzai.--Ifessrs. Champneys, Connell, Dun
lap,Fleming, Graham, Hoge,.Householder,
Johnson, Lo . . Wry, M'Candless, Nichols,-Ridg-
Way, St. Clair,,Turrell,' Wilson, Worthington
and Penney; Speaker,l7.. • •
Nsra—Messrs.,-Baaidslee, Bucher, Clymer,
Donovan, Glatz,'Hopkins, Lamberton, Latta,
'l,l'Sherry, Montgomery, •Reilly, Smith, Stark,
Stein and Wallace-16.::. • •
So' the bill passed finally.
BILL ON , SECoND READING.
Bill, It: No. -39,] entitledtan act to au
thorize the commissioners oPErie county to
pay bounties to volunteers, came before the
Senate on second' reading. ,
The question recurring on the second sec
tion, it was read. • •
On 'the section, •
.The yeas and nays , were required by Mr.
CLYMER and - Mr. SMITH, - and were as fol
low,: viz: -,; •
•YEAA—Messrs. Chanijineys, Connell, Dun
lap, Fleming,' Grahath; 'Hoge, Householder,
Johnson, LoivrvlrCandless, Nichols, Ridg
way, St. Clair, Turrell, - Wilson, Worthington
and Penney, Speaker-17. ' • .
Ness—Messrs. Beardslee, Bucher, Clymer,
Donovan, (Matz, Hopkins,Lalnberton, 'Latta,
M'Sherry, Montgomery, Reilly, Smith, - Stark,
Stein aryl Wallace—dd. . •
So the section was agreed to.
The remaining Sections , were severally read
and agreed to, and the bill went over on third
- reading ' •
- 0 - OXINSON, from- the jsint committee
relative 1O,; visiting. the State agricultural
school, reported that theY had agreed upon
Thursday, the 17th of March, as the day, and
that all• necelainiry arrangements Vail been
•;• Mr. FLEMING read in place a supplement
to the eel relative to, the estate of George Fry,
deceased, - -approved June 2d, 1839. --
Refe'ired to the Committee on Estates and
Escheats. - •
The joint resplutions proposing certain
amendments to the ,Constitution came up in
order, on their'ivig passage.
Mr. JOHNSON ezplained'their *gin . , in. the
Senate last sessien,,and the progress of
passage so•far =
• The 'amendments were visaed finally by the
following Vote: ' ---
:Fleming, Graham, /Inge, Honkeholdei; John
son, Kinsey; Lowry, M'Candleiii,
BidisTaY;Et. Clair, lurrell, Wilson, Wp T thipg.
• ten and Tenney, Speaker-18. ,
Ness Messrs' Donovan; Latta, Beardslee,
M'Sherry; Montgomery, Smith,' and _Wallace
• Messrs. Bnelier,•: Clymer, dlatz, Hopkips,
Lamberton, :11eilitliptik and Stein (all cop
perheads, dodding . .
The bill to punish enlistments for the vol
unteer, forces of other States, passed:finally.
pENNEY, - Speaker, by permission of
the Senate, then made' a personal explanation,
and 'concluded by ifelagning his office as
Be Was iinmediately re-elected li l y the fol
1 ' ' 1 4. 1 "' aril ah ß n ef e Th Q131491',
loA0on; Lowry, Xtiiig
**; sf; 'Mir; Jrisr itsoti
ton-17, voted for Jams P. PENNEY.
Messrs. Beardslee, Bucher, Donovan, Glatz,
ffepkiiWaringq;:Liiinberton, Latta, M'Sher
ri,litontiptnti*, Penney, Reilly,Smith, Stark
Stein and Wallace-10, voted fOr Huffer,*
JOHN P. Ps:saw, having received a major*
of all the votes cast, was declared dyli elected
Speaker of the Senate, and was condncteale
the chair by Mr. CLyarss, when he made
proper Acknowledgement of the Honor con
- House bill No. 134, to compel the Erie
canal company to contrast and keep in re
pair their bridges, was taken,up,andpassod..
Mr. STARK called up r a to divide the
borough of Scranton, into Awe wards ; but
pending its consideration,Siehddr of one ar
rived, and the Senate Adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WEDN - EsDAT,'March 9, 1864.
The House niet at.-11 'IL
Mr. BIGHAM• offered a resolution which,
as amended and adopted, provided that the
House will met at 10 A. M. on and after Tues
PROPOSED CILLNGE •OF RULES.
Mr. IiIIitTRTRIE offered a'resolution '
which, after discussion, was rejected,providizig
that-petitions, remonstrances, etc.,
being , presented publicly, shall be handed
inAo the Clerk and by hire entered on the
THANKS TO FEW. YORE AND NEW MESNY.
Mx. HA.K_ES'offered the follotting''resoln
tion : ' '
RestAM, That the Govetnot of" this Comb
monwealth be he.reby'directed to' tender the.
thanks of this'Honse, in the name of ther
ple of 'this , Statt to the Governors and - citmen
soldiers of the States' of New York and giro
Jersey for their prompt and patriotic , aid . in
driving the rebels from the sacred soil of
Pennsylvania, thereby saving this capitil
from devastation and ruin at a time when the
, people of Pennsylirania had not at their coin.
mand a regiinent of armed and drilled mi
On Motion of Mr. PRICE, the resolution
was emended by striking out all after the
word "ruin:" - -
On motion cirlfr. SMITH, (Chester,) it was
farther-amended by Striking out "directed,"
and inserting "requested; and by striking:
out the words "driving the rebels from thi!
andiriserting in lied- thereof "defeating the
efforts of traitors at home, and driving slave
helding traitors from the free and."
Thns amended, the resolution was adopted ,
—yeas 'B3, nays 3.
PAT OF 'FMCNSYLTANTA. SOLDIERS.
Mr. NELSON, on leave given, read in place
a bill providing that the State of Pennsyl
vania shall pay to, all tite soldiers of the State
the difference between their present pay in
currency and in gold. •
Tending the dismission of a motion of Mr.
. the bin* referred to the
Committee on Federal Relations, the House
ALL QUIET IN .npiu3N-rr
ONTINUED' ARRIVAL OF DESERTERS
SkirlaisiL at,- Panther Springs
RAILROAD ACCIDENT AND: lOSS OF LIFE
The cmnmercials' Chattanooga dispatch of
the 7th; to the West, gas all is qt mt in front,
except`the occasional' &change of shots be
tween the advmane pickets. ; '
A. large foreti of rebel cavalry appeared be
fore NickajaCk and passed our cavalry,.
Deserters arrive at the rate, of 30 per
A 'dispatch of the 7th says thfi rebel env , :
airy had ran:rued, and :ow forces are now at
It - 01 not Mini rely that the rebels May again
assume the bffensive:
A large foree of rebel cavalry attacked 93
man of the 3d Tennessee, at Panther Springs,
East Tennessee - on the Bth'.' Our loss was 2
killed, 8 wounded and 22 captured. The
rebels lost 30 killed and Wounded. " •
A collisiOn occurred between' two ;fteight
trains - near Stevenson, Alabama, On Saturday
night, kill'ng 4 ladies and 7 men.:worMA.d. ' •
Armed Ganscripts and Detterterii Determined to
,their Way to Our _
IMPORTANT CAVALRY SCOUT.
DES'PRINTION OF SALTPETRE, WORKS;
Dispatch of " Gen.
An official dispatch from CoL
dated at New Creek, Va., on March . 2d, says:
Ninety-four deserters and conscripts armed
have just come in from the neighborhond of
Staunton. They report that on the 20th of last
month 110 deserters and conscripts left Mt.'•
Solen; in Anglea county, armed and resolv
ed to fight their way through to . our 'lines.
The following dispatch has also been re" ,
ovaEasasuom , reit 61"—firig. gem 0.-W..
Ou/lum, Chief of Stisiff :=4:cavaliy scout, Under
command of:Lieut. Col. Root, of the 1524:
New York cavalry, has just • returned' from
Handy and`Pendleton counties. They • effec
tuallY destroyed all-the saltpetre works- near
Franklin, in thelatter county. There is noth
ing now: Refugees and deserters are con
stantly coming in.
Gen Crook 'reports the capture of 40 rebels
a few ova Once-by his scouts in the Ranawic4
•' • •
(Signed): B. F. KELLEY, Bit. Gob.
Gihnore Ele,eted Goi-ernOar.
New 11.ani — Lpsuire Election. •
CONCORD E,March 8
The vote of the principal towns, is sti.foi-'
lows: Manchester, Gibiore 1737,.424ngt0n
1134. Coneord, Gilmore 1408, Harrington Oa •
Nashua, Gilmore 950, Harrington 682., Doier,
Gilmore 894, Harrington 508. Claremont, Gil
more 611. Haqington 205.
CONCORD, March 9 12.305. Is----9,nelandred
and Ofty-frvit t9N 6 43iye ail Mine 30,177, gar ! ,
rillgton Sl4,232,!eatteamg qa,mor 9 's ink
jority 5 ; 883,,
Conanin,. March ,9„4 sr i y-Republican :
majority in the House will he about tjb
Ten of twelve Senators elect are'"Repub 7
Scans, and all of the Couneillort
THE WkIC IN 1111101ITIPIEST,
• 4 -
• , 0, 11,
Siiimanis force 11111 eking from ititilion to
ittimored'Death oir the Rebel Col. Forrest.
An officer arrived at Cairo, yesterday, di
Confederate stories regirding the return of
General Sherman's expedition to Jackson.
He says that a portion of Sherman's force
is -marching already for Vicksburg, with a
small army of negrot.s. , and a large lot of
mules, horses, hogs, cattle,&c. These are the
spoils taken on the way:.
Rebel rumors say that CoL Forrest was kill
ed in an engagement with Sherman's
late.disjiatch states:Alia "General With
ers, recently assigned by General Polk to the
"command of the southern district of Missis
sippi;,Louisiana, and Alabama,.
tendin the work of organizing. hemilitia of
According to semi-official announcements
in the rebel papers, GeneralWiaiers has been
assigned ftom Johnston's army, by that Gen
eral, to command the defences of Montgom
ery, Ala. TM force at that point,* repro
seated as not tory strong.
ANOTHER REPORT-SHERMAH . AT VIERSBURGE.
Canto, March 6.—Passengers by the steamer
Talringry, frona t yie*Aurg . A n. the V inst.,
saj thnt'Shennan tnathin'army are there.
The Wunder Tinny; from Memphis on the
7th, brought two hundred and forty bales of
The eleotion there passed off qtuetly, re
sulting in the election of a majority of Comer
Cl:ccamixr, March 8
. . . `l.,
G; ~*D e' I V - ,i'.'r s
'midst Destruction of Propertf, - . Atores t &c.
terra of 8,000 Negroes and 4,000 Rebels,
poldesThousamlo of Mules, Droves
of Ciittle, ate.
Railroad Lines peStrOyed
.TO THE RBBILLION
CLICINNATI, March 9
General Sherman has destroyed forage and
provisions:enough to 'subsist the rebel army
'from three tOislx. months.
one place he destroyed "over V 4,000,000
of property, and at another" place" immense
stores and thousands of bifshels of wheat
He brought in large droves of cattle, sev
eral. thonsand head of 'mules, eight , thousand
negroes and over four thonsand prisoners,
with . trifling loss of men and Material on litir
In addition this, by the destruction of
every importune railroad. line ,General Sher
man has released - Giraerar 11Therion's corps
fram drity along the hliseissippi, and
restored' him to active service.
PreuMa;Girantf, when on his limy: east, es
.pressed brawn' entirely satisfied with.the sit
liisAiion of militaryLaffairs, ind.,,spoke in the
_ltighestterms `General Shermsm's .expedi
*op mbicat , kad , .gi*en:the reballiow.the se
verest blovr duce :the fall of .Vicksburg.
From Walthilitton. •
WAstaxGrox lisr'eh 1
It appears from the United States Trellatir
er's statement for the month ending with Feb
that of the s2B,o9oAo.aubject to draft,
fourteen are in New Yprk, thrbe
Millions' even hunctre4 - in, San
Fiancisdo,, rind elgtO•ralliofnis in.the National
%ink. The amount on kipoSite in coin at
tho various' .depositbrifris is stated be $25,-
656,00, of which $18,000,000 Mr iniNew York,
$4,656,000 in San Franciseo, and - $1,1* . ,000
Baltirebre:. The. Committee on Emancipation
of the Virginia ' Corritipitiong . Convention,
Sitting at 'Alexandria , have reported an ordi
mirieelhirt the fellowmg sections shall be in-
Ettd the do4fitiftition, viz:
first, S'avery and involuntary servitude,
except for 'erime, is liqeby abolished and.pro
hibited in the State tbre'vez,
4cond, Courts of competent ju4Sdiction
may apprentice minors of African deie.ent on
. like condition's, provided -by Jaw for Appren
ticing white children.
Third, The Generet'As§emblY '44: make
:no law establishing - plavery or recognizing
'property itittuntin. beings. . .
Fourth, This ` ordinance to take effect and
'be in force. from its passage. -
MeOrw4gt, • Epilicopal Conference
WASHINGTON, March 8
The Conference of the Methodist
EpisCnpal 'Church, in session here to-day,
adopted a report by e'vote of 48 against 10,
resolving: Thativie .owe and pledge exclusive
allegiance to `the Government of the United
Stateem'war and in peace, and_to its-consti
tutional administration in , every department
thereof; and that we,. therefore,- affection
ately exhort our people - who , by position;
kindred; or interest ;may have been tempted
to sympathize wt*those yllet seek the over
tlirow.of,this goverNuel* _to esteem ky
any-Allard* as 0 14 01 4 1 . 3 ,4.1 Patter: Of taste,
Fympathy, or preference, but one of Divine
ugunetou, -irvolving the religions
duty of_prayerA4l.4,4o# for thexestoration of
our national unity,ip,eace and prosperity; or,
in the language. of the disciples, "to use all
.means to enjoin „ obedience to the
powers that , _
That we wiU not"
- receive into e Confer
or elect to ininisterial orders, either
from the local Qritiapra,nt, any man of known
That in vie* of
,the great change, in the
preTld.kre of God, which is taking . place in
34:1 5 ,T1W-t(olj . id, the , direction of enumci
tAtieth,.::in; the. State of Maryland and else
where, we lia4es6 the time is not' far distant
whefl confeOnee-`wilV. no longer be smhar
"rijszed in Mitirdalf,g4 ; this,
idethckliat Episcopal' Church Qn
'this eiiliject - ,
iwOitts 4 11 t
- Dn:wmx.viErs, am)m.tt.
There is a firmer -feeling-in brf.:ldstim'
.owing to the ad.vance la tlispreininio-origdld,`
arid thare - is. more doing:. lkfore ;laniard:for
- Rear. for ,exPortatiOm- anft4,ooo=bbla, chiefly
extra,isold at - $7 'and 16rete, extra family at $7
12k®7 50. 1 -cll . lx change in' rye flourflour'or corn
mead There is more-inqu .
iry for wheat and
I :5,000 bus; red aoldiat 63€111 65, and white
at $1 'pal 95. Ryes sells on , demand at $1 33.
Zorn active reqUest, - and 7,000 hns. yellow
sold at Si 19 in store and $1 21 afloat.- Oats.
cilx, in fair reveal, and 3,000 bus. prime sold
at LOJOIff IrSeed.rauges from $175 - to
NO change or flaxseed:.
there isit finnerseangt. butmot much
aomg.;: whiab c .ik - rim at 93®950 - 4- s ior bll and
90®91e. for drudge. In petroleum there a
firmer feeling, with sales of crude , at 29e .and
460 in bond, and 64ew for free.
-- - -
that'd toot.. by Rey: Dr . . Hay, Mr. EDWARD J
ANNIE E. Rca - r, both orHarrisburg.
' , Ozt:Che Bth this city, Mr. Tazonosz J. EL :.,
aged about 44 years
NEW ADVERTISEMIEA Ts
OR RENT—About 16 ACRES of LANr•
_belouging-hq_the Potts' Estate, tabotnraz I L •
A. Z. Fahnestocir and the Ilarrieburg
quire of [coar94l2ttwa2tnw) J.NO.
To Our Friends and the Put& Dens;;!;\
VOR teßSOns satitfactoti to outsell
-1 bay* removed the agency Of: Mir PlAXerzi
HUSK STORE of SILAS WARD, Third .5.1%ct • v'
will hectoliter be our only agency for this city a,
Orders for tuning our instruments will rec,re
',mutat from Mr. WiRD. SCHOMAKER r,
"r• marit - -Piattoldanufacturem Fl
1 BUSHELS of PRI NITTS for
mar97w* iotkat TWO DOLLARS per
EBY K r'NKT -
L 0 T C E
ichm -.as,letters tostarnentary to the eat - 4 4 -
Dock, Jr. late of Cho city of Harrisburg,
been granted to the subscriber, all pershs indebt , ,
said estate are requested to make uamod,..tt ,
ancgthosa baring claims or demands against t!..0
the said decedent will make known the SAM. L
lap to • MARY DOCK. EN -A,'
Haniaburg, March 7,1861
ANEAT and desirable store room, .
lent for Millinery• or Fancy Store. R. q.; ...-
marS.dtf TlItS Or-Tit -
Notice to Gas Consumers.
consumers of gas are notified Moot paid on or before the 10th lust.
gas will be cut oft By order of the Board of fht,..
marlAlSt L. GRAY, Superad.q,
FOIL • SALE —a A TWO-STORY
BUlLDilic4 to be taken off of the grroett,t
nrstof April DAM For paitkulars inquire
S. KC .NREI
Owner Fifth and 31nrk.:
March 8, 1811.1.
LOST—A large roll of finished 11.411.15 a-:..
LEATHER, weiglidng over 100 lbs., from .1
between New Cumberland and Threhiburg. The I . ,
Leather was marked " WELLS, DIDDLE le CO. 1'
burg." Any person, finding said roll will reee:i
above reward b) leaving it at the Pa. Central It It
Harrisburg, or at Shell's Tavern, Bridgeport.
Wholesome and Convenient Sig;
stitate for Yeast.
EFFEF.VESCENT YEAST POWDELS.
They serve to Impregnate the dough, or batt..-
tdc acid, which by its esmutsion in cu , ka....
diicas levity, whiteness and digestibility. without .
noting a single nutritive element, or adding tics;.
thing which the system does. not constantly
They enable a cook to make , tbe most Itietan, nn
sweqest and lightest cakes without a nionteiv..3
Warranted to give satisfaction, or no sales. Prop:,
sold, wholesale and retail by.
- S.& KUNKEL & BRO., Dm
11.5 MarkeS strees,
Proposals for Coal.
P=i7m - mazai. HEITZ LUNATIC HOST,-
March 7, 1',, ;4 1
PROPOSALS will be received i; r.
of Thuroloy, March 31, 1864, for
Hospital with Six HUNDRED TONS of A
et the bost . quallty and free from slat-. 3 nxid
The coat to be delivered on the wharf of Lae ii
on the Pennsylvania canal 117. , o; „ l i b , to be
by the weigh lock at Barri:V . p rowaesio be ,
, marl-td Ciff*EN, Saperintgr,
( 34 4 43 " - dr E R SE
PAW,ONSL AGRICULTURAL STORE
No. 110)/ARICET STREET
JOSHUA - M wresTLTNG
ATTORNEY AT - I_, AAI
OFFICE IN WALNUT STREET,
TUF_StAT.II , CAPITAL
A -ILL businerd pertAining to the pro:, ,s
211. will receive We prompt and Carets!
.rroposals for muic,,
. ; Orricpt or Claw latraarraartme,
Darorinaprr Wort' V/861 , .....
• • • Cuaiontucro,'Xo., March
BALD' OR T p4OPOSAILS will be reet,iv, , l
0 ;Oils dike - until Monday, the 14th day )L
1864, at . 0'41;c:1;, ii. for famishing the Goy: cu
with . -
THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MULES
TO BE 'DELIVERED AT
MARTrt3SBURG MW Ij
and,to.antfOrm to the following • ,
ALL to be,sormd i wolf developed animals. in
free from - any blemishes or defects which
tfieM for severe wort, and In good flesh.
ALL to bobver three and under nine years .
ALL to berfonrteerr hands or over in height.
• The full name and post-aloe address of tie '••
'mist emboss in the propoinil. •
If the bid is made in the name of a firm.
all the partiesmost-iappear, or the tad will be 0
as the individual proposals of the party sigiii it.
- Proposals Irma ittialepail-parties will not
laid' an oath Of nAegimice, !mat accompany - 1.
'relltiels mast state at which of the above LA.
they preppee.to•make deliveries •
136a1s must be addressed , tici the uuder,gr.e
14 Cumberland, 3fd., and should be marked, •../'ruksa ,
Nola." ; • •
. Bids for fifty . 150) mules and upwards V
. The ability of the Weider to fill the c antrart, si,
be awarded to him, must be guaranty by two re
ble persons, whose. sutures must be append,
The resPOUSibittlY of the. :sille.antors must
by the official certik a ate of 11 '..iited States
or jatomey, Collector os Vest oms ,
official, or some respqnsible - person known to 11--
Bidders must be.
present, to person when tilt
operded, °Tilley lireipctsair . . will set Wonsitier , ".
• BOnda 43 0 11 11/ &MOW?. to half the sum
on the eentrrsict; signry/, 1. 7
the contractor an •
Vomiter; will be required of the h"
upon sigh */ the con' cam As.
lbe bar se taus t be accomflanied by t'..c!
be, necessary for the bidders to have the •
with. theta, er ter - turvelronds signed in anck., •
re , . 4 1% .14 3i1ke 0 ,. , 1104 When the contract is
= , Wrrw ir' ildtr dui be procured upon
Lug =de at th r .s Mike, either personally ; by
FORM OF GUARANTEE.
We, of the county of --.
and of the county of ---
of do hereby guarantee that
contract in accordance with the terms , -1
position, and that; 'should his propesidon be
will at once enter into aitontmct in accordan,'
(To thisi toiaraiitoo most bkaivekded the
; cate abovomootioned.)
• * , IiTSPECIT9V DELIVEItY,
All mules contracted for under, this advil - t. -;c:c
be subjected td a - rigid inspection, and the
ing to the **dilations will' be rejected.
The mules =stall be delivered at the Fel. • •
named within fifteen (15) days from date
Payment to be made as soon after the - oar
each contract as the undersigned may be ILL Lull. ,
informality in the bbi or non-conformance ty.w
of this advertisement, will insure the rejection
I,l2lllf4 lndelitillA, ad reserves to hiutzelf the rig'.l
any or all the bide that he may deem tee high.
A. V. BAREIN , .L. T.
Capt. and Chief Quartermaster 'Dept. q t 5 t