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rile UNION-WI CONSTITLMON-AND'
THE ENFORCEMENT OF ME LAW.
THE UNITED STATES LAWS
AltE PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY Hi
THE PENNSYLVANIA DAILY TELEGRAPH
Monday Afternoon, December 9, 1861,
THE SOLDIERS IN CAMP NEAR THE
It has long been a matter of serious delay,
inconvenience and expense, to retain large
numbers of 'soldiers in this vicinity, while no
other object was attained than'the mere posi
tion it has given to certain individuals. There
is now in Camp Curtin ten skeleton regiments,
each claiming and maintaining distinctive or
ganizations, and not the remotest idea that any
of them could possible attain, the maximum
standard, were they to remain in camp for the
next five years. These facts so long known to
the public, have at length attracted the atten
tion of the War Department, the head of which is
solicitousthat the state recruits should findtheir
way into the armies of the government as speed
ily after their enlistment as possible. In view
of this condition of affairs the Secretary of War
during his recent visit to Lochid, inspected both
camps Curtin and Cameron in person, where he
derived such knowledge of the defects in the'
organization and economy of both, as to induce
him to issue orders at once for the immediate
breaking up of these camps, and the transfer of
the men at once, completely organized into regi
ments, to such localities in Virginia as the ne
cessities of the times may dictate. Both camps,
in their present condition, are neither credita
ble or profitable in a military sense to eitherthe
national or state authorities ; and we are cer
tain that the brave men so long compelled to
remain inactive in order to serve the personal
schemes and ambition of individuals, seeking
Linn for the discharge of whose duties they.
rank solely on account of Om ,
we are certainthat the men who havabeen thus
kept out of service by these causes, will thank
the Secretary of War for having ordered their
release from the irksome requirements of a camp
of instruction, that they might be transferred to
scenesand camps which promise speedy active
and vigorous service.
After the loose material, now lying in idle
expense in both the camps referred to, has been
organized as is proposed by the Secretary of
. War, and at once made actively useful by ser
vice along the line of our southern military
operations, we trust that the great natural and
artificial advantages of Harrisburg as a proper
location for a camp of instruction, will not be
overlooked by the War Department. No other
location in the country is so well adapted for
the establishment ota camp for military instruc
tion. It has railroad facilities superior as a
central point from which diverge roads in al
most every direction. These of course give it
great advantage in the transportation of troops,
horses, implements and munitions of war; and
when we add the superiority of its geographi
cal locality, with its many natural attractions,
we can defy comparison, and challenge compe
tition for the purposes under consideration. We
trust that these considerations will induce the
Wax Department to establish such camps in this
vicinity as in its judgment may best serve the
public interests by elevating the character, in
creasing the comforts and augmenting the dis
cipline of the soldier.
THE ADMINISTRATION ON SLAVERY.
Because our Generals in the field, under en
tirely different circumstances, have pursued, as
they were compelled to do, an entirely different
course in regard to slaves, it has been asserted
that the Government has no fixed policy touch
ing this important matter. Because General
Wool at Fortress Monroe finds it advantageous
to receive and use fugitive slaves, while our ar
mies in Kentucky, Western Virginia and Mis
souri, Constantly in motion, marching from
place to place, exclude these fugitives from the
camps, because their support is a tax and their
presence embarrassing and troublesome, or is
believed to be by those in command, does not
prove that the Government has no policy. it
simply establishes the fact that the treatment
of fugitive slaves must of necessity vary, in any
wise policy that may be adopted.
The policy of the Government, if we under
stand it, is to prosecute the war to the putting
down of the rebellion, leaving slavery alone, to
take the consequences. There is no question
of the right of those commanding our armies to
use the negro, either to labor or fight as neces
sity may dictate, and even, as a last resort, to
proclaim general emancipation. General eman
cipation would be preferable to national de
struction. The use of any means to preserve
our political, social and national existence,
must not be objected to, and cannot beunless it
is to embarrass the government, dishearten our
troops, and insure our defeat and disgrace.—
Fire and flood cannot be objected to as a means
of staying the march of a rash and rebellious
army, intent on the subversion of the govern
ment and the obliteration of our name as a
people from the roll of the nations of the world.
We must not allow our armies to become the
barriers against the evils which treason pro
mises to bestow on traitors, nor are our armies
sent to Virginia, South Carolina or Kentucky
upon a mission of philanthropy to the negro,
but to compel submission to the laws by those
in rebellion. That is the mission of our armies,
and the whole scope and power of those com
manding them extends no further. The ques
tion of emancipation does not belong to the
military authorities. It is not the prerogative
even of the Commander-ID-Chief.
A ICENYUCKI DIVINE
ON THE WAR AND ITS END
Rev. Dr. Robert J. Breckinridge, whose lofty
patriotism and burning eloquenceare illustrious
in the midst of the treason and rebellion around
him, is before the public with another powerful
article, in the Danville Quarterly Review, on
the civil war, its natures and end. All of his
views are so forcible, and so ably reported,
and the whole argument so complete, that we
regret our want of space to devote twelve or
fourteen columns to its reproduction. But we
recommend it to the "Union Defence Commit
tee" as one of the best of "great guns" they
can use in the war.
At the outset, he shows the restolattpThn of
peace to be impossible except on the condition
of the preservation of the Federal Union and
Constitution. He shows clearly that no divi
sion of the country can be agreed upon, and he
"We readily admit that there is hardly an
imaginable contingency, in which the Confede
rate Government can ever conquer, or the na
tion ever concede any boundary—that ought to
be an allowable basis of peace. But this only
shows how clear it is, that the nation den con
template no alternative but triumph or ruin ;
and that the conspirators against its peace and
glory have madly plunged into a wicked rebel
lion, which could have no result but the subju
gation of the whole.eation, or their own des
truction. At first, their pretext was—the right
of each state to secede. Now, they seek to con
quer states that refuse to secede. Perfidious, at
first, to all the states. Perfidious now to each
WILLINGNESS OF THE NORTH TO DO JUSTICE TO THE
"We have felt obliged, many times in the
course of many years, to condemn certain ten
dencies in the northern mind, and various acts,
which seemed to be approved by the mass of
the northern people, hostile to the rights of the
southern states, and incompatible with their
own duty as citizens of the United States. In
the same spirit of fearless justice, we now give
expression to our grateful and confiding admi
ration of conduct on the part of the North, full•
of high and multiplied proofs of wisdom, mag
nanimity and heorism. We solemnly believe
this day, that the North is willing to do for the
loyal states of the South, more in every way,
than any magnanimous southern man would
have the heart to ask. What a shame—what a
burning shame—that men should be betrayed
by villians, to seek each other's lives—who, if
they did but know one another, would rush
into each other's arms!"
COUNTER REVOLUTION IN THE SOUTH
"We still await, still confidently expect the
caunter revolution throughout the south—
which, under ordinarly wise and courage.
treatment, would have crushed the secession
conspiracy as soon as it had developed its na
. ,*; designs—but which must now
grou. po lai -ems.- -
being removed, are every chit' confirmed by
the progress of events. It is more certain now,
than it was at first, that the conspirators have
reason to dread, and that loyal persons may
confidently rely on the resolute purposes of the
American people to uphold the Union, the
Constitution, and the laws ; so that the assu
rance of unavoidable failure to the one, and of
speedy and complete deliverance to the other,
becomes day by day the very nourishment of
the reaction which is inevitable in its set time.
That which is thus unavoidable, in the nature
of the case as its exists, cannot be called in
question, by any one who be:ieves that there
are such human endowments as patriotism and
common sense ; by any one who confides in the
capacity of mankind for self-government ; by
any one who knows that to deceive a people,
and then betray them, and then oppress them,
and then impoverish them, are crimes which
no people can forgive ; .. by any one who under
stands that the indignation of mankind is re
lentless, in proportion as the sacrifices have
been costly and bitter, which the folly of cor
rupt rulers forced them to make, to no end but
ruin and ignominy ; by any one who accepts the
assurance of God, that civil society is an ordi
nance from heaven, and is incompatible with
the permanent reign of anarchy. Nor do the
innumerable facts, which, in a thousand ways,
reach us from the whole area covered by the
usurped power of the Confederate Government,
fail to confirm, in the public mind, the convic
tion already stated. On the one hand there
comes up a subdued but incessant wail of a
loyal people groaning for deliverance ; on the
other, a fierce cry for blood and plunder, mixed
with a wild clamor about cordial unanimity.
The nation pities and heeds that wail of our
brethren, and, by God's help, will make it audi
ble throughotit the earth, as a lesson to all con
spirators. And so far is it from being credible
that their deliverance cannot be accomplished
except by the slaughter of vast populations—
nor maintained afterwards except by immense
standing armies ; all the facts of this sad case
show, that what has happened in all ages and
countries, will happen again here, and the maw
of the people speedily and joyfully return to
their allegiance, as soon as the military force
of the rebels is broken, and society is allowed
to return to its ordinary condition. These are
episodes in the history of nations. No people
has escaped them ; it is the feeble only that
perish by means of them ; the great survive
them, and become greater."
THE MORAL CHARACTER OF THE REBELLION
"This rebellion begins in an outrage upon
many of the clearest obligations of natural reli
gion : loyalty, love of country, fidelity to public
trusts, gratitude for boners bestowed, truth and
manhood in the discharge of obligations vol
untarily assumed, nay eagerly sought ; how
many leaders of this rebellion are free from the
stain on their personal honor, of deliberately
transgressing some or all of those natural obli
gations, which no contingency under heaven
can justify any one in violating ! We speak not
of the mere fact of treason, asliefined by human
laws. What we speak of is the perfidy, in
every revolting form, which has marked this
treason in its birth, in its growth, and in its
present frantic struggle. Men seeking to over
throw monuments cemented by the blood of
their immediate ancesters. Men dishonoring
names illustrious through many generations.
Men betffaying their friends, their neighbors,
their kindred. Men seducing children to take
up arms against their parents—and then band
ing them with savages to desolate their own
homes, with fire and sword. It is a madness—
a fearful madness. No madness can be greater,
except the madness that could induce this great
nation to suppose that God allows it to let this
go unpin' lied."
THR CHIVALRY ON REBELLION
"The secessionists would have mankind be
lieve, that their conduct is prompted by the
most elevated principles, and directed by the
noblest instincts. In illustration of these pre
Pennsylvania ;Daily relegravii, filontray 'Afternoon, Member 9. 1861.
tensions, plundering the government under
which they were Senators, members of Congress
and Cabinet officers : those who were in the
naval and military service, betrayed the flag of
their country, and delivered up, not only strong
places, but the traops confided to them : those
who had the opportunity, robbed the govern
ment of money : those who were on foreign
diplomatic service, used their positions to the
greatest possible injury of the nation : and if
there were any exceptions of honorable conduct
amongst them (we do not know of a single one)
they occurred amongst 'those of subordinate
rank, and have been concealed by their com
rades, as marks of weakness. All these degra
ding evidences of the total demoralization.of
the party, occurred in that stage of the con
spiracy, immediately preparatory to the com
mencement of open hostilities by them. At
first, they seemed to have supposed that the
nation would make no serious attempt to re
duce them by force ; and that a great people,
betrayed and sold, would accept the ignomini
ous fate prepared for it. When they awoke
from this stupid dream, their first resort was,
very naturally, to an exhibition of the quality
of their heroism ; and their wail of `No coercion'
resounded through the land—echoed back by
loyal states, 'Peace, on any terms, with our breth
ren!' Their next resort, just as naturally, was
a manifestation of their reality of their boasted
confidence' in themselves;.in their resources,
and in their cause. This, also, they exhibited,
in a manner perfectly characteristic. Emissa
ries were despatched to all foreign nations, em
bracing even the distracted governments south
of us, and not forgetting even our Indian tribes
or the Mormon kingdom. Everywhere, under
the sim, where the least help seemed attainable,
by whatever means they supposed might be ef
fectual, they eagerly sought it. Sometimes by
menaces, sometimes by solicitations, sometimes
seeking alliance, sometimes protection, some
times offering everything, sometimes begging
for anything--even for a King, if they could
get nothing better. But always, and every
where, help was what they wanted ! Help,
against their own country, which they had be
trayed. Oh ! patriots ! Help, against their
own people, whom they professed to have terri
fied, and to be able to subdue. Oh ! heroes! A
more shameful record does not disfigure the
history of sedition."
We make but random extracts to show the
spirit of the article : to its argument no extracts,
of - course e can render justice. The writer con
"The indispensable elements ;of success are,
internally, the perfect preservation of our politi
cal system, in its whole purity, its whole force,
and its whole extent ; and, externally, the com
plete independence of the nation, of all foreign
powers. In maintaining the former, our imme
diate necessity is to extinguish, at whatever
cost, this civil war. In preserving the latter,
our immediate necessity is to repel, amicably if
we can, with arms if need be, and at every
hazard, all foreign interference in support of
this rebellion. We are able, if God requires it
at our hands, to do both, by his help. Our star
is set when we fail of doing either. With na
tions, there is a great choice in the way of dis
solution. The choice between the contempt,
and the veneration, of the human race."
A GALLANT Smact.m.—At the Navy Hospital
in Brooklyn there is a gallant officer whose leg
was torn off by a round shot during the late
engagement at Port Royal. This officer, in
whose veins flows the good old revolutionary
blood, was in command of a vessel at Liverpool
when the news reached England ,. of the infa
mous opening of the war at Fort Sumter. Leav
ing his ship in the Waterloo docks, he hastened
home and offered his services to the govern
ment. As acting master of one of the gunboats
he was wounded in the battle ; but as soon. as
the tourniquet had beenmonligde
him, he witnessed the magnificent ending of
the contest. The only shot that took effect
was the one that has made him a cripple for
life. But he says that " that shot," which he
has preserved, " is priceless, and that he will
hand it down to his children as a suggestion to
them, if they should ever, be called upon to of
fer their blood for thiltistountry." He is proud,
he says, that he has lost ono leg for the cause,
and is ready to offer the other one if a future
occasion should demand another sacrifice.
THE GREAT TELEGRAPH LINE. —This is a
mighty achievement, says the Reading Journal,
and accomplished as it has been in a time of
civil strife, fully establishes the giant energies
of the Republic. We have now a complete line
of telegraph across the continent, from the
Golden Horn, on the Pacific, to Cape Race, on
the Atlantic, a distance of five thousand miles.
It is proposed next to extend the line by the
way of Behring's Straits, so as to connect with
all the great lines of telegraph in Europe. In
less than five years the people of the civilized
world will be brought within speaking distance
of each other.
It is a curious fact that the difference of lon
gitudes m _dies such a difference in time, that the
news which starts from New Foundland, in the
Atlantic, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, will reach
the Pacific Coast about half an hour before noon
of the same day, and the news which San Fran-i
cisco sends at midday, will reach the foggy New
Foundlanders at half-past four in the afternoon.
THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.—Europe never,
in its palmiest days, had such an army as are
at present encamped within a radius of twenty
miles of Washington city. It is well fed, well
clothed, well discipled, and nothing is now
wanting but a fight. I mean a genuine Solferi
no affair—none of your Bull's Run or Ball's
Bluff affairs. But you need not expect it to
come off this winter. The season has advanced
faster than our army, and we must bide oar
time and wait until spring -time before a big .
battle can take place among the hills and val.
leys between this and Riphmond. When it
does come off, Gen. McGill/tau:will command in
person, and achieVe one 'fikthe most brilliant
victories on record, or IWO _ his body "on the
earth's cold face."
BISHOP Huo Ells IN EUROPE. —The Dublin Pre
man' s Journal, of the 20th November, reports.thr,
object of Bishop Hughes' visit to Europe thus
The Most Rev. Dr. Hughes, Archbishop of Nes'
York, was among the passengers on board the
Africa, which arrived at Queenstown on Mon
day. His Grace will stay a short while in this
country, in order to obtain a sufficient number
of Catholic clergymen to afford a chaplain to
each of the Union regiments requiring one. He
will then proceed to Rome to obtain the neces
sary power to grant faculties to such chaplains,
so that they can officiate in whatever dioceses
the regiments to which they may be attached
may happen to be.
THE REvrosAnoN.—The Stars and Stripes
now wave in seven of the seceded States, to wit:
In North Carolina, over Fort Hatteras ; in
South Cunha, at Beaufort ; in Georgia, at Fort
Tybee ; in Florida, at Key West and Fort Pick
ens ; in Mississippi, at Ship Island ; in Eastern
Tennessee, and in the northern and western
sections of Vir g inia. The Union Flag also
waves, we stppose, in some part of Texas ; and
hundreds are hidden away, but worshipped se
cretly, fa every secession State.
A Naw COUNTERFEIT.—Bogus bills of the de
nomination of $2, purporting to be issued by
the Farmers' Bank of Schuylkill county are in
circulation. On the lower right corner is a me
dallion of Washington, and un the right end,
a female figure in a standing position.
Tan Italian army is impatient for action, and
demands are made either for war or for dis
IMPORTANT ARMY - ORDER.
General army order No. 104, invites the at
tention of the officers of the army to the follow
ing, in addition to the orders of the Secretary of
War, embraced in the regulations for the re
cruiting service :
First. The large number of enlisted men dis
charged on certificates of disability has attract
ed the notice of the General in Chief and as it
is an especial duty to render the ranks and file
of the army as effective as possible the attention
of the Superintendents and other officets con
cerned either with the enlistment of men or
their discharge, on account of disability, is di
rected to the judicious discharge of their respect.
ive duties. The evidence is abundant as attested
by the records of the Adjutant General's
office that many men have been enlisted who
were unfit for service prior to or at the
date of enlistment. It should be borne in mind
that the law provides for the enlistment of
effectual able bodied men. and if any officer
shall enlist any person contrary to the true
intent and meaning of the law it is further
provided that for every offence he shall
forfeit and pay the amount of bounty and
clothing which the person so recruited
may have received from the public to be de
ducted from the pay and enrollments of such
cfficer. With this object in view, paragraphs
980 and 981 of the revised regulations must be
strictly complied with. A sense of duty to the
public, will cause an enforcement of the laws
and regulations governing the service of these
must be the guidance of the officers obtaining
recruits Officers cannot be too circumspect in
the discharge of their duties, and they are cal
led upon to comply strictly with all the regula
tions applicable to the subject.
Second. As to miners, every precaution should
be taken to prevent their enlistment except as
provided by the regulations—a true record of
their age is of the greatest value. In a majority
of cases the recruiting officer may be justified in
.recording the age as stated by the person offer
ing to enlist ; yet many cases occur in which he
should rely more upon his-own judgment, and
not on the recruit's affirmation in ascertaining
his probable if not his actual age. In every
doubtful case, therefore, as to the minority or
over age of the men, it becomes the duty of the
officer to judge for himself to a certain extent,
and not in any case to accept a recrui*.4rho,
under his anxiety to enlist, manifestlyesWtakes
his age. .;
• Third. It will be observed that the regulations
at this time contain no direct prohibition to en
list married men in the regimental service. This
must be governed by the want of laundresses
for companies and in the general service by the
Aura. It is enjoined on all Superintendents
and other officers, commissioned and noncom
missioned, to conduct the service with diligence,
increasing personal attention and economy.
By command of Maj. Gen. ISlcaur.a.A.N.
[Signed.] L. Thoxes, Adjt. Gen.
[Official.] THOMAS M. Vrtvcsar,
Assistant Adjutant General.
FROM THE SOUTH
- 'l l 'o6 -ITNEADOLA
ENGAGEMENT OFF HORN ISLAND
GEN. TRICE SUPERSEDED IN MISSOURI
The Rebels Strengthening Columbus, Ky
CHICAGO, Dec. 7.
The Memphis Avalanche, of Decembers§th,
contains the following despatches:
PENSACOLA, Dec. 4.—The steamers Florida
and Pamica, engaged the Federal fleet off the
east end of Horn Island, at nine o'cgock this
The Federal forces retired.
ltreamorro, Va. Dec. 4.—C01. Henry Heath
of Virginia, has been appointed a major genera
and supersedes Gen. Price in the command o
the Department of Missouri.
I ST. Lours,. Dec. 7.—The Memphis papers c
the sth contain dispatches from Richmond an
nouncing the appointment of General Heath,
of Virginia, to command the Department of
Illissouri thus virtually superseding General
Some of the southern papers say there is
great excitement at Nashville in regard to
drafting troops for the rebel service. Some ten
.kousand troops have arrived at Columbus, Ky.,
axe the battle of Belmont, and are rapidly
4ncentrating there. They declare that seventy
e thousand men cannot now take the posi
.A telegram from Fast Pensacola reports a
fderal fleet off Horn Island.
r fIE WAR IN MISSOURI.
.POPE AND GEN, PRICE,
Synacusa, Mo., Dec. 7.
neneral Pope has been assigned to the cora
m!ltralsall the federal forces between the Ails
soil: 'find Osage rivers. This force constitutes
the rgest part of the army which Gen. Fre
rite‘ took to Springfield. Busy preparations
are ow being made for the establishment of
wink quarters for the troops.
ice is still south of the Osage and
and is losing more men by deser
cmpiration of their time of service
gained by his proclamation. If he
' , age, lively times may be expected.
.-, Dec. 7.—A band of rebels en- 1
. of Independence last night and
:al Union men, and forced them to
that they would not bear arms
outhern Confedercy. This morn
possession of the stage coach
'bout leaving Lexington ; but
ifluence of some of the secession
Zia., Dec. 7.—To-day six mule
nn a foraging expedition about
3t of this place, were seized by a
, and the teamsters taken priso-
'c.c. B.—The report current last
e rebels captured ten of our mule
:amsters, proves to have been a
a men and their teams have ar
ming been released after all the
• to the party were taken from
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
BaIJPIMORE, Nov. 9.
3en no arri.valkfrom Old Point to
semi:Ler is not due till to-hiorrow.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.
111 r. DIXON (Conn.) presented the resolutions
of the Legislature of the State of Connecticut
asking the Senators and Representatives to use
their efforts to secure the repeal of so much of
the act for the increase of the revenue as im
poses an income tax, or else to have the amount
apportioned among the several States so as to
allow them to raise the amount in their own
way. Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Also, the resolutions of the Legislature of the
State of Connecticut in favor of a system of
deciminal weights and measures. Referred to
the Committee on Finance.
WASIMNGTON, Dec. 9
Mr. GRIMES, (lowa,) presented the petition of
a citizen of lowa who has invented a rebel
mowing machine or double acting bomb, to
which he wished to call the special attention of
the Chairman of the Committee on Military af
Mr. Wusaw, (Mass.,) introduced a bill rela
tive to court martials in the army. Also a bill
to provide for allotment certificates among the
volunteers. Referred to the Committee on
Mr. SUMTER, (Mass.) presented several petiti
tions of citizens of Rhode Island and Vermont
calling on Congress, under the war power, to
legislate on the subject of the emancipation of
the slaves belonging to the rebels.
Mr. COLLAMER (Vt.,) presented several peti
tions of the same character.
The PRESIDENT of the Se4te alsopresented the
petition from citizens of Wisconsin, of the same
character. All were referred to the committee
on the Judiciary.
Mr. SIDANER presented a resolution that all
memorials and papers on the files of the Senate
relating to the recognition of Liberia and Hayti
be taken from the files and referred to the com
mittee on Foreign Affairs. Agreed to.
Mr. CLARK, (N. H.,) offered a resolution re
questing the Marshal of this District to inform
the Senate by what authority he keeps slaves
of the District in jail, because they were re
fractory. He said he had visited the jail and
found a number of slaves in the District con
fined for no other reason only because their
masters and mistresses sent them there because
they were refractory. The resolution was
Mr. POIEGROY, (Kan„) introduced a billgrant
ing pensions and land warrants to soldiers. Rey
fered to the committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. LANs, (Ran„) introduced a joint resolu
tion directing the Secretary of War to receive
and equip certain mounted regiments. Refered
to the Military committee.
Mr. HARRIS, (N. Y.,) introduced a bill for the
protection of the public property from fire.—
Referred to the Committee on the District of
Mr. Hale's resolution directing the Commit
te 1 on the Judiciary, to inquire Into the expe
diency of abolishing the present Supreme Court
and establishing another was taken up.
Mr. HALE said the present Supreme Court had
failed in the purpose for which it has been es
tablished. He sincerely believed that if the
rebels now in arms against the Government
should succeed, the Supreme Court would de
cide that the federal soldiers now in Virginia
were trespassers and rioters.
Mr. FORSTER, (Conn.,) thought that Congress
should legislate only for the great question be
fore it, while he believed that the Supreme
Court had lost the confidence of the country,
he did not think the juiiciary would be bene
fitted by the denunciation of Senators. He did
not believe this to be the time for such radical
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Dews, (Mass.,) from the Committee on
Elections introduced a resolution which was
passed authorizing the parties in the contested
trict, Virginia, to take testimony.
Mr. MORRILL, (Vt ,) gave notice of his inten
tion to introduce a bill denoting lands to the
several States for the benefit of Agriculture and
the Mechanic arts in the establishment of Col
Mr. RICHARDSON, (Ills.) from the Committee
on. Militia Affairs, reported the following, which
was passed :
Wuxi:ixAs, The exchange of prisoners in the
present rebellion has already been practiced in
directly, and as such an exchange would not
only increase the enlistment and vigor of our
army, but subserve the highest interests of hu
manity, and as such exchange does not involve
the recognition of the rebels as a government ;
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of epre
sentatives,Thatthe President of the United States
be requested to inaugurate systematic measures
for the exchange of prisoners in the present re
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Af
fairs be instructed to inquire into the expe
diency of furnishing relief to the starving popu
lation of Ireland and to report by bill or other
Mr. Wromprs, (Ky.,) from the Committee
on Military Affairs, reported a bill authorizing
the raising of a volunteer force for the better
defence of Kentucky.
Mr. LOVEJOY, A 111.,) introduced the following
joint resolution :
Resolved, That the Secretary of War be re
quested to revoke the first section of the general
order dated November 20, 1861, of Major Gene
ral Halleck, commanding the western division.
The section alluded to is substantially as fol
lows : "As it has been represented that infor
mation of the numbers and condition of our
army has been conveyed to the enemy by
means of fugitive slaves who have been allowed
to enter the lines ; therefore, in order to remedy
the evil no such persons shall hereafter be per
mitted to enter the lines of the army, and any
now within them shall be excluded therefrom.
Mr. Cox, (Ohio) moved to lay the resolution
on the trble. Not agreed to—yeas 63, nays 68.
Mr. Lovestri then moved the previous quee--
tion ; whereupon. i r
Mr. Oms,(l - 40: Inoired that the House ad
journ. Lost by a large majority.
Mr. Lemma offered a substitute which Mr.
Lot "joy accepted characterizing the order as in
human and cruel and respectfully requesting
the President to direct General Halleck to recall
the said order and cause him to conform to the
practice in other departments of the army.
The consideration of the subject was post
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On Sunday afternoon 1 oliN W. son of John W., and
Sarah R. Simonton, aged four years and four months.
(The funeral will take place on to morrow (Tuesday,)
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. Catha
rine Kunkel, on Front street.
DWELLING HOUSE, within ten
. minutes walk or the Jones House. Rent not to ex
ceed $2,50 per antram, either now or on the Ist of April
next; preferred now. Address Box 309, Harrisburg P.
TN the Market house during market hours
J about two weeks ago, a Fortinonia containing a awn
of — money. The owner van home the same by provinz
property, paying for this advertisement, and calling on
dc9-dllts Fourth Ward Policeman.
OR newly replenished stock of Toilet
and Fancy Goods is unsurpassed in' this city, and .
feeling confident of rendering satisfaction, we would res
pectfully invite a call-
91 Market street, two doers east anon!' street, south
XXXVIIth Congress--First Session.
Sew abacrtistnunt s .
CORNER OF 4TH AND CHESTNUT STREETS.
THE most extensive Baking Establish
ment in the c ty of Harrisburg.
The subscribers recommend to the particular attention
of the public, their
A 8 light as it in nutritious. Particularly suited for the
use of persons of weak digestive organs and such a,
be afflicted with Dyspepsia. Manufactured exclusively•
byclans us, and
his city recommended by the moat eminent Physi
EVERY DISORLPTION OF BRE AD
manufactured at our establishment to mada of the very
at quarter soever, Extra Family Flour, and challenges competition frow
Butter, Water, Sugar and Soda Crackers
manufactured of Extra ti uperane Flour of best qu a l 4
unlike similar articles baked In the large cities of the
United States which are chiefly made of tuteridr new
of the best quality always on hand.
Fancy and Ornamental Cakes
ibr wedding and other parties, on hand and baked . to ,
der. Warranted to give satisfaction.
Mince and Fruit pies of every description baked to order
and delivered at any hour to Families, Holds, morel
Fresh Tea Biscuit, Buns &0.,
Will be found at the ,tore every afternoon at 4 P. g,
IX.TRA FANCILY FLOUR
OF THE PEST Eilib'T quetniv for family uss by the Harrel or
in smaller quantities, svlected with the gre ea r ,
from the beat Mills In The latex, always en baud. Or
left at our Store, corner of 4th and hestnut or with th,,
drivers of our bread wagons will be promptly atteased
de3 dlw ROUMFORT BROVIER's
GIFTS FOR MR ROWDAYS
THE LARGEST AND MOST VARIED
STOCK OF RARE CONFECTIONS,
OF THE FINEST QUALITY
NOW BRADY FOR TEE PUBLIC.
CHOICE MIXED SUGAR PLUMS,
Put up neatly in boxes, from one to five pounds.
FINE CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONS,
IN GREAT VARIETY
A BRILLIANT IMPORTATION
OF. RICH FANCY BOXES.
STEPHEN F. WHITM/IL.N,
No. 1210, Market street,
URRAN73, SPICES, /LC ,
Boilable for Mince Pies for sole low by
de6 Wfdl. DOCK, JR., $ CO.
A FINE LOT OF SUPERIOR
MADE of Good Tobacco, and from one
to two years old, of my own manufacture. A Ike
tot of choice Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, Pleas, Sliug
and a large variety of other articles constantly ou bend
to sale wbolesale and retail. Thanktul for former pat
ronage, I hope by strict attention to business to receive s
liberal share orthe trade.
A tine Smoking Room attached, where CULOmen" may
lay back and test my SegiUM and Tobacco.
Don't forget the window with the Snip In it; that us the
place to buyyour Tobacco and Serars. North Slaratt
Square, above Market street, Harrisburg.
Dec. 4,186 L—dam WM. WYROFF.
a• DER ULT-72.ftti_A.Lia
IN paNNSYLTANIA RAILROAD, NEAR MOM.? JOY, LAN.
CARTER COUNTY, PENNSTLYANIA„—The Fiftieth Semi-micuAl
Fenton of this Inatitutint commenced on the first Wed.
nesday (6ih) of November.
For Circular and Catalogue, apply to
N. DODGE, A. hi., Principal,
Ceder Hill, near Mount Joy, Lancaster county, Peaddyl
DIARIES FOR 1862.
r E largest and best selected assortment of
DIARIES ever imported into this city can
be found at
BERGNER'S Cheap Bookstore
SHAWLS ! SHAWLS !
A large invoice of New Styles of French Blanket
Shawls received this morning by
non CATHCART & BROTHER.
DLARIEB FOR 1862.—A great variety
at exceeding low prices. at
n2O SIIIKFFER'S 1300118r0RE.
COAL ! COAL ! ! COAL ! I
11 1 11 E subscriber is now prepared to de
-1 liver to the citizens of Harrisburg either by tht ,
Car, Boat, Load or single Ton, tee choicest klnd ot
barre, Sunbury, Ly kens Valley ens Pinegrove Cod,
hauled out by the Patent Weigh Cart, and full weight
guareoteed. Orders left at my office, 4th and Market
will receive prompt attention.
Harrisburg, Oct. 30, IRO
PALM LEAF MATTRESSES,
COTTON TOP MATTRESSES,
CAMP STOOTS &C.,9 An.
On band and for tme at the very lowest rates for cub
Hair Mattresses and Spring Bottoms made to order.
Repaired and made e HAIR BIA.TTRESSES equal to new, very reasonable, all at
No. 109, Market street, between lo'it and Firth, by:
J. T. BAKNIt7.
STATE Street near Third stre et, a few
doors below Brady's nate, Harrisburg- A bid
new Hearse Ready made Collins always on band and
neatly finished to order. Silver plates, &c. Terms rea
sonable. [asSO-dants] C. BASER-
JOHN B. SMITH'S
BOOT & SHOE STOKE ;
CORNER SECOND AND WALNUT STS.,
ALWAYS on band a large assortment of
S, SHOES, GAITERS, &c., or tbe very
finalities ror ladies, gentlemen, and ehildrens, wear.—
Paces to sod. the times. All kinds or NOAH lUDS TO
ORDER in the best style by superior workmen
RIMMING closest short notice.
ontle-ott JOHN R. 811ITH. Banishers.
Harrisburg Blind Manufa,otory,
SECOND STREET BELOW CHESTNUT.
ATENITIAN BLINDS made to order, and
y all repairing neatly and expeditiously done. Per'
sons:at a distance can bat work done by addres-
Sing a letter to the undensigned. Thankful for past Pat
ronage he hopes, by strict attention to busi nem, to merit
or the same. wirStuasfaution guaranteed
both mite prices and work.-6*
octif-dem A. R. SITA.RP.
R. A. MARTIN , M. D.,
OFFERS his professionarservices to the
citizens of Harriabarg sytVScinity . Officein "Pa
triot and Union" Building,
Third street above Market.
POTtT FOLIUS—WHITINti I)noK6.
A entire new assortment of these useful ar
jilt tides just opened at
13 1210intriS Cheep Bookstore,