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Proposals for a Loan of $3,000,000
to the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-
In pursuance of the first section of an Act of
the General Assembly,• entitled "an Act to
create a loan and provide for arming-the State,"
approved May 16th, A. D. 1861, and the sixth
suction of the Act entitled' " an Act to provide
fur the payment of the members, officers and
contingent expenses of the Extra Session of the
L-gisiature," approved May 16th, A. D. 1861,
and by the authority of the same,
NO LICE is hereby given that proposals will
be received at the office of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, untilithree o'clock P. M. of
Wednesday the filth day of June next, for the
loaning to the Commonwealth the sum of
THREI MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, for the pur
poses set forth in the before named Acts of As
sembly. The said loan to bear an interest of
six per cent. per annum, payable semi-annual
ly in Philadelphia, and the loan to be redeem
able in ten years from date; and for the pay.
went of the interest and liquidation of the
principal thereof a special tax of one-half milt
on the dollar has been directed to be levied on
all-!the property in the Commonwealth tax
able for State purposes. The certificates of
loan shall not be subject to taxation for any
purpose whatever; and all certificates of the,
denomination of one hundred dollars or less
shall have coupons attached; those of a larger
denomination will be issued either as insclip
tion or coupon bonds at the option of the bid
The proposals must state explicitly the
amount proposed to be taken and the rate to be
paid. The State reserves the right to accept
ttie whole or any part of the amount offered to
be taken unless the proposer stipulates other
wise. No conditional proposals will be con-
Epon tbe . aeoeptance of any proposal at leas
ten per cent of the amount must be paid down,
the balance, if preferred by the bidder, in thir
ty and sixty days, when certificates shall issue
for the same, bearing interest from the time of
The proposals must be directed under seal to
the Secretary of the Commonwealth endorsed
" Proposals for Loan."
The bids will be opened et $ o'clock in the
afternoon of the day above named inthe presence
of the Governor, State Treasurer and Auditor
General and such other persons as may see
proper to be present, when, after examination
of the same the Governor will award the loan
to the highest bidder or bidders.
13y order of the Governor.
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Office of the Secretary of the Common
Eilliranuaa, May 17. 1881.
GENERAL ORDERS, .NO. 2.
ADTtrie.NT GENZRAL'I3 01110;
Llarrisbvrg, May . 16,1861. :
The Governor of Pennsylvania has received
from thd War Departinent, at Washington, the
following announcement, in reference to the
second requisition of militia made by the Gen
" Ten Regiments are assigned to Pennsylva
nia, making. in addition to the thirteen regi
ments of threti 'Mouths already called tor,
twenty-three' regiments: It is important to
recline rather than enlarge this number, and in
no event to exceed it." -
Pennsylvania hal already furnished to the
Unitrd States service twenty-five regiments.—
Of this number at least ten regiments —the
amount of the second requisition—have signi
fied a willingness to change their term of ser
vice from three months to three years. No
more companies, therefore, from this Oommon
wealth can now be received for the United
By order of the Governor, Commander-In-
Cb iv f, E. M. BIDDLE,
GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 12.
. :BEAD QUARTZFIS, P. M.
Barri4bury, May 19, 1861.
Major General George A. M'Call is assigned
to the command of all the military forces 01
Pennsylvania, raised or to be raised under the
provisions of an Act of the General Assembly
of the CJIMIIOIIWO tith of Penosylvahia, enti
tled " an Act to create a loan, and to provide
for the arming of the State."
He will, without delity, proceed to organize
these forces, according to the provisions 01
said Act, and to select convenient locations for
suitable encamping grounds, for the instruction
Of the troops.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief,
JOHN A. WRIGHT, Aid-de-cainp.
FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY I
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F COMMON COUNCIL of the 'Finatieee_
fy of the city of /larrtebirg, for the year ent*
Permanent Debt - $14Z,900 .80
liabilities incurred by Borough COULIQ li and paid by laity
Street walks and brick
for gutters ..... 25 4$
Water rents and gag bill
refunded 4 4 1 5
Repairing old Haris- • • •
burg engine 100.00
Washingt /12 Fire Com. . ~
Hope trlre company.... 8 78 '
Citizen Fire company., 8.:82
Friendship " :. ~ • _284 . 80
Water department • M 18.60,
Lumber, debit ?Ann ' •21 27 ' •
Carpenter, B. 22. Huller -8' 00. ..'..
Bridge, Henry Herr.... .89 88 .
Leather, J. d: J. S.. Crean- : •
avittlt 6 31
Bridge rtate 2treet,Pann. ' • -
sylvania R. R. C 0..... 500 00
Picts handles and wheel-
banwis /3 62
Note, DanlelThompson.. 231: CO '
' ' • 7,336 Si
Expenditures of City Couu
bri•tges, inlets, laying.
gutters, brick, sand,
lumber, &c., 1,032 66:
Gutters iald by ip °piny
Grading Pear Allq.
alley ......... .......
Conatrucuog sewer, Na
Work ou. streets
ist thstrict, Joint Tway
2nd DlArk.t, Um Wen
rich end bands ..
Brd InArict, John Welt..
Repairs of Market Houma
Gas, lamp 3, labor, aa3,..
A. Lt. Fatinestocit
Alex. Hamilton .....
AleX. RobertB, , extra
kapeuses of City Council,
up, luoluding rent, fur
niture, Ace:. . ' ....
Interest .. .
nose anti Sire apparatus,
CoOl. and pit: ordered
and allowed by COULL•
Hope Fire Company
Wasalmgton " "
Mount Vernon 4 '
Orders glyen b iro pore
Hope, MI brooms, ciao
pain*, &c •
_Flianuaktp, oil, brooms,
camabaue, .. ...-•
Good WS U 1
cit for budding mate.
ritals, Good /1/ Oen.
house . . ..
Ist approiriution orders
9.11 aproprietion orders
passed acuouutint... •
Order of k ouual to lower
Ground rent, etove,druco.
6,0. of do.. . . .....
Altering and construct•
Sag side walks mat
abutuvouts a 4.1 C OAS
canal at tate etre, •.
Copy tag dupllcatecsarit ,
lag notice and clerk
ing at esla of Ll:millet
Iltal 8.. .• • • .......
/lasting, 'trace *Caned,
Iron casting, .P . ll
Locust pc Ls, IC'.Colder..
tut* t apical rand, L'
Carriage tare for do., W.
11 r .
Gravel, etn. buTra).
Iron safe .
blovlng d 0.... ~••
Preparing and dlieeting
City police, night atoi
:glary of (Acorn!
W m . Lt. nepifor, Mayor,
A.W. Watson; 'treasurer, -
A. K. rant:lost:4r, lot!
Porough 'ireasurer.• •
John H. Briggs, gty
licitor . . ....
David Harris, Clerk,
George H. Morgan, Chief
12,,a0 1.. Waterbury, do;
Henry nadetotugh, d 0..:
Vowel tal.endar, neopot:
Joshua tack er, Engt
neer Water Works....
John Fete, am% do ....
John Te ay .:.:...d0....
George NA ensign ..d0....
Alex. • Watsou.,City Tvea.
late Borough Treasurer ' •
A- K. FahnestiOek:.'.. ' 824 36
Outstanding bororigh tax .
eoilected by M. Kirk,
1887,'68 ; '69..,......".1,387 Si
Bot ouglitax,lBs9, collect• •
ed by e.o.3immermezt, 1,322 .08
OILY tax c itected by
Alex. Wa eon 9,301 17
CliY tax collected by C. - -• •
0 Zimmerman 771"82
01ty tax collected. by
Adam Reel... _ 2,470 07
City t..x coliec dby Jac.'
B Thompson 827 78
Water Rest collected by
C. 0. 2.mmernian...'„" 2,98 •
2 . 29
Water rent et:else-zed by .
3 842 84
Adana aeel •
Water rant co,lected by,
Id. litre, 1869 . 1,074. 43
Temporary Loan, Harris-.
burg Bank 8 . 19 : 10 00
Ferules - and permits to --
tap wat ..... Mit CO
Ferules and permits to •
tap sewers 295
Fines and forfeitures paid ,
Loan Cemetery Associi
, soelaticnt;. ••• • -..
Water rent , eotn. Dauph.
eounty ........... SOO 09
"IND'E'PENDENT IN ALL THINGS-NEUTRAL IN NONE,."
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HARRISBURG, PA„ THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 23, 1861.
W rent,L Rirrialidrg
Cotten company.,..:. • 200 00
•Water rent * O:L.' Bailey •
Water rent, Harrisburg
Gait company:.':.;,.:. 160 00
Water rent,- Vol:Omen.
wealth Penne. ~ ..
Water, rent, Pennsylva
nia RallreaCcOmpany, 109 00
109 tank 5.....: ...... 27 25
Water rent, Harrisburg
& "Lancaster Kid!road
company . ..
Water rent, PliVaaatadal
pbta and Reading Ran.
Water rent„ Cumberland
Valley Railroad com
pany.. ... ...
Water rent, Johi San
Waterrent, building pur
Water ; rent, :notional
parts of toe year... ..,
Market, rent, D. nboade,
()lark orMitrket, dne
April l d
Market relit, a Rhoads,
Clerk.'of Afarket, due
Oct. 1, 1860
Orde r ra paid by. City Trea
sorer account of
City Survey Commis.
,of City Council.
...... . ..... . 26,094, 97
Interest oa Borough
Ouitava, 8 mills on bor.
ougti Wadi paid :by
City j.; 869 16
Redemption and loterest
Balance in Treasury,
Amount 01 taxes, 1860, impale
City Talc, 0. 0. ltatuer-
Man, collector..... .
City'tax, Adam Reel, col ,
tor . , ~, ......
City - taX,Jas.. B TaomP
Balance due market
rents, Oct. 1,4860
W.ll. VS•fiBESE, committee,
' GEt) H. BETA..
Mit of new angina '
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T ANDING AND EMBARKING PAS
-1.4 ..4ENGERS at QUEENSTOWN, (Ireland.) .Tha (Aver.
pawl, New York aid Philadelphia steamship company
intend • despateldeg their full powered Clyde-built ken
Steamships as follows : • . .
'EANUAROO, Saturday 28th Mar; ETNA, Satuidaty,
let June ; EDINBURGH,: daturdaY, Bth Julie ; and every
Saturday, at Noon, train 'Pier 44, North stver.
• • - twain or reenacts.
FIRST CABIN $75 .03 I BINIARAGR.... $BO 00
do to Lepdon $BO 00 - .1 do to .London..s4B 00
Steerage _Return Itiocete, goot "BB Sui Afontlin..., -60 00
Pansetigtiis forwarded to Paris; liwite, EfaMtturg,
Bralell, Rotterdam, Antwerp; Ro., aL reouced thrtiage
air Persons wishing to bring outtbeir friends call buy
tickets here at the following rate*, to New' York : From
Llierpoortir Queetiatown; Ist Cabin, $75,.1.86 aad 105.$
itleirage cram. Liverpool 540 00. .Frona.Queensiown,
Thliee. Steamers have superior acconastiodations for
pas:wager's, add carry oxperienoed Surgeons. — Tndy are
bulk In Water-tight Iron Beotiou3, and hive Pateof Fire
Annihilators on board. For further information apply
attire Company's Ullices. JNO. O. DALE, agedt,
my 2041 - 16 . BrOadway, New Yerk.
Ortl: 0. Zimmerman., /tient, Harrisburg.
for SYRUP children teetidnif, and 13PaLDINGPS CE PHAI, IC
.for headache. A fresh supply received at KEL
LS/1.'41 OR STORE, where you eau pirchaso all the
saleable Patent itedioinss of the diy. •
• •- - • 91 Market street,
two doors east. of Fourth street, south
tHE, SUBSCI(IStit . would - respectfully
lofenti theiOablie ihati he ha - 4 '
.removed his plumb
ing iind Simi hounding eitabtiohtheot. to No. 22 South
Cbledotteit belcnir Here's Hotel. Ttuakildal for pat pat
rclpambe hopes-bk strict uttentiodto businm to; merit
giooatinuauce of It.
splZdtf • . • J. JONES.
Three Story Brick House on Second
street. Also a Two Story Frame House ouhizton
street. Apply to
C. O. ZIMMERMAN
my 7411 No. 24, SoutltEicoud EL,.Thrrieourg.
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Hama' burg . Broom Idantifactom
W 8 DOO ES FROM ISONI. ST., IN WALNUT
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ROOMS add . w holesale' and retail 20
per cent. cheaper than ow tiid elsewhere. —
arid iiismino our stock.
ap6-3End . -- - 4. E'PEUCE frk CO.
Anomber of sober able-bodied yOung
men are winted to re-organize the Dauphin guards,
(lenude) , company)._ for service under the Act 'Ol leth
V.W7.8130. Applicants waplease apply, to either of the
undersigned immediately. - • • '
LIANDER N. OTT..
my2o JOHN J. 13,41.
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hey are of the beat Brand in thO market, and EVERY
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Yet why muse
Upon the past with sorrow? Though the year
Him goinelo blend wit 4 the mysterious tide
Of old Eternity, and borne along
Upon its heaving breast a thousand Wrecks
Of glory and beauty, pit why mourn
That such Is destiny? Another year
Sneciedeth to the past ; in, their bright round
The seasons come and go ; the same blue arch
That hath hung o'er us, will hang o'er us'yet;
The Same poor stars have loved to watch, •
WithblOssom still at twilight's gentle hour
Like lilies on the toonth of Day ; and still
remain, to dream an had dreamed,
And mark the earth with passion. Love will spring
From the lone tomb of old Affections: Hope,
And Joy, and great Ambition will rise up
As they have risen,. and their deeds will be
Frighter than those engraved on the scroll
Of parted centuries.: Even now the sea
Of coming years, beneath whose mighty waves
Life's great events are heaving into birth,
is teasing to and frO as if the winds
Of Heaven were iwisoned in its soundless depths
And struggling to be free.
Weep not that time
Is passing on will ere long reveal
A brighter era to the Nations. Hark
Along the vales and mountains of the earth
There is a deep portentous murmuring,
Like the swift rush of subterranean streams—
Or like the mingled sounds of earth and air,
When the fierce Tempest, with sonorous wing,
Heaves his deep folds upon the rushing winds,
And hurries onward withhis l nlght of clouds
Against the eternal mountains, 'Tis the voice
Of infant Freedom ; and her stirringsall
Is heard and answered in a thousand tones,
From every hill-top of her western home ;
And IS!' it breaks across old Ocean's flood.
And "Freedom!" "Freedom!" is the answering shout
Of nations starting iront the spell of years. ,
The day-spring Ir—see, 'Us bright'ning in the heavens !
The watchmen of the night have caught the sign—
From tower to tower the signal fires flash free—
' And the deep watch-word, like the rush of seas
That heralds the volcano's bursting flame, .
Is sounding o'er the earth. Bright years of hope
And life are on the wing. Yon glorious bow
Of Freedom, bending by the hand of God,
is spanning Time's dark surges. Its high arch,
A type of'l. ove and Mercy on the cloud,
Te'ds that the many storms of human life
Will pass in silence, and the sinking waves,
Gathering the foams of glory and of peace,
Reflect the undimmed brightness of the Heavens.
From the Nevi York Ilerald,
OUR ARMY OFFICERS.
Every one is praising the energy and efficien
cy displayed by General Cameron in the admin
istration of the War Department. In Ur.
Cameron, our g +Haut old hero, Lieutepant
General Scott, the greatest of living soldiers,
duds an able coadjutor; each understands the
other, and they co-operate admirably for, the
The fact is of great importance, in view of
the changes which are taking place in the
army. It is notorious th the army is, the
worst paid profession in this country, and that
in no other army in the world is promotion, so
slow and so unsatisfactory as in ours. In the
British army and in the French army an able
officer is pretty sure to be Major or Colonel at
the age of forty. In our army we have legions
of Lieutenants—able men, good officers, thor
oughly competent and faithful to the death—
who are forty and even fifty years of age. As
to pay, they are worse paid than Methodist
preachers. As to promotiqp, there is none,
save the extremely unsatisfactory and anoma
lous method by brevet.
In piping peace times this injustice might,
perhaps, be tolerated, in view of our national
antipathy to a standing army. But now that
we are forced to rely on our army for national
existence and all that we prize and cherish, it
is time to think of rewarding our gallant sol
diers as liberally as men in other professions
are rewarded, and of treating them as fairly as
soldiers of other nations are treated.
The War . Department has decided not tp per
mit officers of the regular army to accept com
mands in volunteer regiments. We shall not
discuss the wisdom of this decision. It is
hard on our army officers, who lose by it sub
stantial rank, and an opportunity of showing
what they can do, and it deprives our militia
of the services of able and experienced. com
manders. But there must have been good rea
sons for the decision, or such sagacious intn as
General Scott and General Cameron would not
have rendered it.
But we submit on behalf of the public weal,
and in the interest of our noble army, that the
claims of honorable officers of long standing be
not overlooked in the increase to the. army
Which is now being made. It will be gravely
detrimental to the service if civilians are ad
mitted into the army over the heads of officers
of many years' experience. We would not dis
parage the patriotic fervor which urges our
citizens to volunteer their services indefence
of the government ; but it is preposterous to
suppose that civilians, taken from private life,
are as fit to command regiments in the field as
soldiers who have made war their especial
study for ten or twenty years. If the twenty
five thousand men to be added to the army
are to be rendered efficient in actual war-
fare, they should be commanded by old
Again, if we want our army officers to dis
tinguish themselves, we must offer theta the
proper prizes for distinction. In the French
and the British armies an officer who performs
a gallant exploit is certain of immediate honors,
promotion, ribbons, crosses and t3O forth. In
our army he is lucky if he is mentioned in the
dispatches, and there his glory ends. Take a
few instances :—No officers in our army have
ever behaved more gallantly, under mere try
ing circumstances, than the garrison of Fort
Sumter. What has been their reward? Major
Anderson has been made Colonel. But Cap
tains Seymour and Doubleday have never been
noticed by the War Department. The, peep%
realized their merit, and both have been offer
ed the command of volunteer regiments—'
which, under the regulation above mentioned,
they have been compelled to decline. Capt.
Seymour who, in France or England, would
have been instantly placed in command of a
light battery, and afforded a chance of devel
oping the remarkable qualities he. evinced at
Fort Sumter, has, we believe, been ordered to
a renewal of his dreary siege experiences at
Fort Pickens. Captain' Doubleday has fared
no better. Captain Lyoa, who seems to have
crushed out secession at St. Louis ' with an en
ergy and decision worthy of 40n. Jackson, wilt
of course be obliged to decline the Brigadier
Generalship offered him by Missouri volunteers.
Captain Jones; who saved the arms at Har
per's Perry, and inflicted a fatal blow on rebel
lion in Virginia, has never been rewarded.—
Lieutenant Slemmer, one of the most gallant
officers iu the service, whose . fortitude and
fidelity, at Fort Pickens place him in the same
rank with the heroes of Sumter, has never been
Experience would seem to teach that the
way to get on in our army is -to resign one's
commission, Captain McClelland, a very excel
lent soldier, of the same class as the officers
we have mentioned, resigned some years ago
and became a railroad manager. lie is now
a Major General, and commands a military di
THE WAR FOR THE UNION,
LATEST FROM WASHINGTON,
Important Circular from the War
-SPAIN AND THE SEIZURE OF SAN EO
THE PRIVATEER QUESTION
The government Firm in all its Foreign
The Foreign Ministers Gratified with the
Demonstrations of loyalty to the Union.
LEVEE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
Reception and Speech of the New
Minister from Chili.
REPLY OF SECRETARY SEWARD
A Number of Sorew Oun Boats to be
THE TOMB OF WASHINGTON
More Pennsylvania Regiments in Camp
Arrival of of a Large Fleet of Vessels
at the Washington Navy Yard.
ALL QUIET ON THE POTOMAC,
Wasunawrow, Afay 22.
The Secretary of War has sent to the Gov
ernors of the different States a circular, of
which the following is a copy : •
Washington, May 22, 1841.
Dear Sir:—By reference to General Orders,
No. 15, of the War Department, a printed copy
of which I herewith forward to you, giving
the plan of organization, of the volunteer
forces called into the service of the United
States by the President, you will perceiye
that all regimental officers of those volunteers,
from Colonels down to Second Lieutenants in
clusive, are appointed by the Goverriore cif the
State. Having thus confided to you the ap
pointment of all these officers for the regi
naet.ts furnished by your State, you will,
I trust, excuse the department for im
pressing upon you in advance the necessity
of an absolute adherence in your appointment
to the following:suggestions,. which are deem
ed of the highest importance by the General-in-
Chief, under whose advice they are submitted to
you : First to commission no one of doubtful
morals or patriotism, and not of sound health.
Second, to appoint no one to a Lieu ten
antcy, second or first, who has passed the
age of twenty-two years, or to a captaincy
over thirty years, and to appoint no field
officer, major, lieutenant-colonel or colo
nel, unless a graduate of the United States
Military Academy or known to possess military
knowledge and experience, who has passed the
respective ages of 85, 40 and 45. years. This
department feels assured that it will not be
deemed, offensive to your Excellency to add this
general counsel That the higher the moral
character and general intelligence of the cffi
cera so appointed, the greater the efficiency of
the troops and the resulting glory to their re
I am, sir, respectfully,
(Signed) SIMON CAMERON,
Secretary of War.
It is reliably ascertained that Spain denies
that the seizure of San-Domingo was in conse
quence of orders, or with the knowledge of
her Government, but says she must Imre time
and further information before she decides what
to do with it. It is not known what the Uni
ted States, Great Britain or France will say
upon the subject.
The privateer-question may be disposed of
summarily It is now understood that this
Government, several weeks ago, offered Its as
sent to the Treaty of Paris abolishing privateer-
The attitude of the Government is known to
be firm in all it. foreign relations, insisting,
jurist as it did before disunion began, In all its
righte, but it is courteous and friendly towards
all other persons. The foreign ministeis here
are gratified and pleased with the imposing. de:
monstratioru; of the loyalty of the people to
the Union, and it may hers be remarked that
iittpu gritting fito.
Raying procured Steam Power Presses, we -Aro
prepared to execute JOB and BOOK PRINTING of every
tescription, cheaper that it OW be done at any other es;
ablishmentin the country
RATES or ALIVEILTIBIWO.
Sir Four lines or leas constitute one-half squat* FYI
or more than tour constitute a square.
Hall square one day
one month ..
One year. 6 Oa
... ............. •• • • •
One Spare one day 60
one week........ 2 00
One month 0
three months.. ....... 6 00
six months.— .... . .... 100
Dee year 10 00
sa-Butneet notices inserted in the Lead isokosa t e
. etbre Marriages and Deaths, FILE CriNTS , I
fr each. inss , rzion.
sap- Warriages and Deaths to be charged au rieiptiss
all of them were present at the reception of
the Secretary of State last night and appeared
to be on most cordial terms of friendship with
Mr. Asta Bureagua, the new Charge. DeAf
faiss from Chili, was by appointment received
by the Secretary of State to-day. He present
ed his credentials and made a speech in which
he took occasion to assure this goieinizient of
the sincerest sympathy and respect on the part
)fthe government of Chili, and 664 , that
any harm that could befall the United States
would be equally disastrous to Chili. The
forma of the governments of tho two nations
are the same and they have a common hates
est and a common cause.
The Secretary of State replied, reciprocating
these kind expressions. He said the United
States were frirnds of all nations and jut to
all nations, but they were essentially and for
ever Republican and American.
It will be recollected that the late Admlnbi
tration was not on favorable. terms with the
Republic of Chili. •
The Navy Department will, in the course of
this week, invite proposals for the building of
steam machinery of a number of _wow
gun boats, the machinery of each to ~;cons
ist of two back action horizontal engines
with surface condensers and of two ver
tical water tube boilers. - The cylinder to be
thirty inches in diameter, and the stroke of
the piston eighteen Inches. The two boilers to
contain ninety-one square feet of grade sur
face, and twenty-seven hundred square feet of
heating surface. No proposals will - be oon
eidered, except from the proprietors - of' en
gine-building establishments. Parties desiring
to propose for the above machinery will apply
to the Chief of the Bureau of Construction,
Equipment and Repair, who will furnish them
with complete specifications of same and ;rose
sections of vessel, together with the proihdons
and conditions of the contract they will lire re
quired to execute.
Professor Amaze McCoy, Secretary of diming
Clay's guard, visited Mount Vermin yester
day, and reports the tomb of- Washingtor?is re
mains undisturbed. The trips of the steamer
thither were suspended some weeks . ago, and
therefore the only way to reach Moupt • Yernon
is overland from Alexandria. The 'Sit-Perin
tendent: requests that::. no visitor in military
uniform will present himse/f for admissdou to
the grounds. . .
Two Pennsylvania regiments go-,. into camp
to-day. Before the end of the week, all the
troops here will be in camp, except those on.
The Navy Department has adopted a system
of telegraphic signals for the Blockaainggeet.
A large fleet of vessels arrived at our Nag
Yard this morning.
All is quiet on the Potomac.
No attempt has been made to rebuild the
rebel battery at Sewells Point.
Secession of North CarCibla,
Jubilant Demonstrations of the Re
bels at Raleigh.
THREE THOUSAND REBEL TROOPS AT
Visit of Rebels to a Federal Fleet tinder
a Flag of Truce.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN SENT NORTH.
WASFUSGTON, may 22.
The southern papers received here furnish
the following items of news :
A despatch from Raleigh, N, C., dated yes
terday, to the Richmond Enquirer, says :—"The
Convention recently elected by the, people of
this State met in this city yesterday and was
"To-day an ordinance of secession was reported
and agreed to in Convention by an unanimous
vote, thus severing the last link that: bound the
old North State to the Abolitionised Yankee
Government. A salute of one hundred guns
was fired in Raleigh to-diy, all the bells rung
and a general feel of gratification seems:to per
vade the entire community."
A dispatch in the same paper, from , Norfolk,
says: " Between 1,600 and 8,000 Confederate
troops were concentrated at Sewell's Point, cat
the night of the 19th, but the Yankee mer
cenaries did not return, as apprehended.
"The steamer West Point, belonging to the
York river railroad line, left the railroad wharf
at Portsmouth, under a flag of truce, to visit
the Federal fleet off Old Point Coinfort, for the
purpose of carding to that destination all the
women and children who desire to join their
Northern friends. The steamer was accost
panied by - Capt. Thomas Hunter, commander
of the Virginia navy."
SEIZURE OF BAGGAGE AND CONTRABAND
• GOOD, IN NEW YOH& •:
Nov Y08.F., - :may 22.
Several boxes containing paper and:baggage
belonging to Gen. Lee, cf Virginia, was seized
to-day, en route via this city from Taxa to
Virginia. A qUantity of contraband goods,
shipped by the newllaven Army Company to
O. F. Winchester, of BAWD:tore, wsre niso Nixed
A CAUP LOOATLD AT -EASTON
Governor Curtin has located g at tba
Farmers' and Mechanics' Institute grounds at
this place. Four regiments are to swamp
tbare, and ten or twelve companies are expect
ed from Philadelphia during thelreet-
. l OP
Laws, 'lry VI