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Wednesday Aqernoop, December 18, 1861.
OUTSIDE O 1 SLAVERY
Senator Carllse, from Virginia, yesterday de
clared in the United States Senate that the re
bellion in the south "had its origin outside of sla
very.',' We can scarcely suppose a more flagrant
misrepresentation of the facts of any case, than
that made by this assertion, and we strongly
suspect the loyalty of any man who thus bold
ly attempts to pervert the truth. If
Carlise desires to defend slavery, no man either
on or off the floor of the Senate,; will offer an
obstacle to such a purpose, simply because those
who deny the n:tl 4 =l:l:oti ri t4i44 wer gil ht of
defense, but when the declaration is made that
a'rebellion organized for the deliberate object
of advanceing slavery had its origin outside of
the interests of that institution, we cannot re
frain •from .either regarding such a man as par
tially insane or as entirely wedded to falsehood.
The very idea of declaring that the rebellion is
not waged for the increase of slavery, is as rid
iculous as would be an assertion that the trait
ors of South Carolina are fighting for the free
dom of their territory, that free labor could be
introduced into all the branches of industry in
But we can pardon the audacity which in
duced Senator Carlisle to make this declaration,
on the plea that his prejudices are in.favor of
slavery. We expect nothing more or less from
every than in Congress now from a slave state.
They are resolved to defend the rights of . the
institution of slavery before they look after or
legislate for the rights of a beleagured and
threatened Union: It is their mission in Con
egress—the object of their professed loyalty—
which, having once failed before the over-:
whelming public sentiment now pervading the'
people of the loyal states on this subject, will
%show itself their conduct as it did in that
of Breckinridge, Mason, Slidell and others, who
remained in their seats in the federal Congress
only so long as there was a hope of securing ad-:
vantage . for slavery and assistance for'
rebellion. So far as the historical facts
are concerned they are all against such asser-:
tions as these of Senator Carlisle. The political
history of the country proves that the advo
cates of slavery have been conspiring for thirty
years for just such a demonstration as that
which now disgraces the south. The confessions
of the leaders of the rebellion prove that they'
are fighting against free that slave institutions
may prevail. The claims of the Confederate
government amply show that slavery is the
basis on which it rests, that slavery is the spirit of
their Constitution, and that slavery is to be tbe
resource of their wealth, support and existence.
;And yet we are told by a grave Senator that
this 'rebellion had its origin outside of slavery
PROSPZCT OF THR WINTIM CAMPAIGN.—The
term of warm and clear weather which has
lasted for nearly two weeks in the vicinity of
Washington, is a little remarkable, and upsets
the theory that after the first of December the
roads of Virginia would be impassable. A late
copy of the Richmond Enquirerrepeats this idea,
asserting very confidently that the federal army
cannot advance till the roads are settled in
spring. It is said that General McClellan does
not believe in this idea, though the fact that
no advance of troops in this vicinity is talked of
at present would seem to indicate that there is
some insuperable obstacle to such an "advance.
The roads between Washington and Fahlax
Court House are now in excellent condition. A
friend who, on Saturday last, traveled for a dis
tance of thirty miles in Virginia, states that the
roads in Fairfax county are in as good condition
as the roads of western New York during the
month of June. The delightful weather of the
past fortrdghe has mitigated the angering of
those troops who yet lack an adequate supply of
Hari isburg, Penn' a
Tha MARYLAND - LB , IIELATURE, now in special
session have under consideration a bill provid
ing most stringently for the arrest of runaway
slaves who may take refuge in that state, as
they escape from Virginia and other slave states
along the coast. It is understood that the bill
was drawn and reported at the request of par- .
ties in the south, who desire thus to, use Mary.
land as a guard against loss of property if they
cannot use her loyal citizens to aid them in the ,
work of rebellion. The bill is to answer , the fu
gitive slave law of Congress, which has, become,
a sort of nulity in the crisis, and whose provi
sions are not extended to rebels. We of course;
expect the Maryland slave catchers to , arrest
every black man who shows himself on that soil
without.the proper "pass' . ' or a master's vouch
et. It is the last phase - in the roll of aid and
comfort to rebellion.
Oun Foams ox Tint Pm/tea—Some idea may
be formed of the ' magnitude of our forces 013.
the. Potomac and in Maryland (the figures be-:
ing carefully kept from , the public lest they
be too clamorous for an advance) by the follow
Troops in Missouri & Western Kentucky.l2o,ooo
" , Central Kentucky 126,000
" Western Virginia & Romney.. 25,000
Foitress Monroe and Coast, &c.. 60,000
" Camps in the States 80,000
Total in the field (Cameron's rep0rt)....640 000
As we have given large estimates for all the
other divisions of the army, the number on the
Potomac cannot be less than a quarter of a rid
ARMING .7.11 g SLAVES.
President Lincoln's home organ; the Illinois
State Journal, says that the great bugaboo which
is frightening timid people out of their proprie
ty, just now, is, the proposition to arm the
blacks and with them fight the traitors. So far
as we are concerned, we believe with the Presi
dent in using whatever means are "indispensa
ble" to pull the rebellion down ; and if it shall
come to the worst, so far 'from objeCting to it,
we shall applaud the Government for arming or
making whatever use it can of the slaves of re
bels and traitors. We are not for allowing the
Union to perish through any mawkish sentimen 7
tality on the subject of rights of rebel slave
holders. Traitors have no rights which loyal
men are bound to respect. But the fearful souls
who ire attempting to ratan anti-War party
lest arms shall be "placed in the hands of ne
groes with which tp.indnlgs in, indiscriminate
massacre of their masters;" may for the present
save their breath. As things . -now`progress, it
is pretty difficult for white citizens - to procure
arms from the Government.- 'lt cannot 1 done
without regular military enlistment and organi
zation; and if our disciplined:troops do not
make any wonderful headway into the insur
gent, districts, it is not 'probable ; that undiscip ,
lined negroes, however well armed, would fare
much better if - they ' - attempted' a southern
movement. So far as any slave insurrection is
concerned, if one breaks out, it will be outside
the lines of our occtipation and in districts
where the traitors have full sway. The Goir
ernment could have no power over it—even to
put it down; and the rebels would have to blame
themselves for the consequences: As for the
negroes which come within our linea, we are
for making whatever use of them our armies
may think practicable. So far as they are used
at all, it must be under military direction, and
we see an eminent fitness in having them in
the present war, to build fortifications, dig
trenchei, do the labor of camp and transporta
tion ; and even put bullets through the heads
of traitors, if the emergency may require it.
The enemy are emplOying them in the same
work; and just so many as we can draw from
them, just so much are we crippling their re
sources. They, can be made of great service to
our armies, and; as one side or the other must
have them as enemies or friends; let us have
them in the latter capacity_ Thereby we release
an equal number of white men for the war, and
to this extent strengthen the arms of the Gov
ernment. Let us use them as we would other
contraband of war; and use them, too, in such
manner as will make rebels and traitors feel the
full responsibility of the'.ir awful crime against
ARMS FOR THE SMITE.
The state authorities are now actively, enga
ged in collecting and repairing arms of various
description, for the use of the volunteers recruit
ing and to be recruited hereafter in Pennsylva-
nia. The work of repairing is.being extensively
carried on by the principal.contractor, Henry. E.
Leman, at -Lane- 9 , Qtli..t.v mit , tent
possession of at least ten thousand stand of su
perior and effective muskets and rifles. The
importance of this work is fully appreciated by
the authorities and those having it immediately
in charge, so that as it progresses; it will doubt
less be enlarged by a liberality which has dis
tinguished all the acts'of Pennsylvania in con
nection with the military operations of the fed
eral government: And while we have con
tributed lavishly in men and means towards the
support of that government, as events de
velope and the complication of our foreign
relations tend to embarrass the destiny
and perpetuity of free institutions, Pennsyl
vania must not be unmindful that she has an
extended barder along the territory of a govern
ment whose representatives evince but little
sympathy for us in our struggle with rebellion,
dnd who are anxious even to meddle in the strife
to our prejudice and our embarrassments.
While remembering that we have such a bor
der, and the harbor of our great commercial
emporium, Philadelphia, exposed to the attacks
of a foreign fleet, it is well for the Executive to be
thus activein every preparation that will aid in
maintaining the national honor and give strength
to our own people in defending our own soil from
foreign invasion. Whatever may be the result
of the present agitation abroad, Pennsylvania is
bound to be prepared, so that when the worst
comes to the worst, her citizens will be able . to
meet their foes fully prepared for any encounter
that may follow.
Difference (those on the'Pokunac)..2so,ooo
pennopluanialp etitgraph, inchtotran 'Afternoon, Ottembtx 18. 1861.
orrespov,cienco of thelelegraph
CAMP MATTHEWS; NEAR FREDERICKCITY,MD.,
Leaving the bleak and dreary pines on the
banks of the Potomac, amidst which we had
spent a month or more in a state of glorious un
certainty and mud, and after a pleasant though .
fatiguing march of some thirty-three miles, we
"pitched, our tents" near the foot of the Catoc
tin mountain, on the southern slope of the Blue
Ridge, about three miles west of Frederick City.
The sudden transition of so large an army,
all the paraphernalia of grim-visaged war, from
a barren, unproductive region to the fertile val
ley of the - Monococy, seemed to realize the an
cient fable of Cadmus, and as our brigade filed
through the neat but narrow streets of the
pretty and patriotic little pity bf Fiederick, the
rich and inspiring music of well-trained bands,
the gold and glitter of brilliant and varied mili
tary costumes, and the crowds of beautiful
Imaidens attracted by the gay scene and the
balmy atmosphere, all combined to render it
!one of the most pleasing episodes in the life of a
I L soldier."
Fortunate in the selection of our camping
grounds heretofore, , we hays been exceeding so
inithelpresent-in's'tance. Oteupying a connnand
ing position we behold, as far as the eye can
reach, highly cultivated 'fields, plentifully dotted
with comfortable and even many palatial resi
dences, giving evidences of prosperity. In the
distance the craggy peak of the Sugar-loaf
mountain mark its lofty head; and nearer, the
city, with its towering steeples and home-like
appearance, seems a fit abode for the generous,
hospitable andUniongoving people. Close to
our camp a clear, pellucid stream leaps o'er its
rocky bed, giving us an abundance of pure
venter, and the Wariii rays of the vidntex's genial
sun shed their cheering beams from early morn
till the lengthening shadows of evening steal
space. • Substantial' provisionsiand every del
icacy which Would gratity.the taste and fancy]
of the moot fastidious epicure are abundant;
and fora.ge and such other supplies as are re
quired can easily be procured. Verily our lot
haS fallen in aApleasant place.
The strength of, General Bank's Division is
rapidly increasing. On Friday twelve hundred
cavalry arrived, and there are rumors of a nun.-,
be'r of infantry regiments being transferred to
his command. "Whether this is for the purpose
of more conveniently, placing them in winter
quarters, or whether some important movement
is intended, I cannot conceive, but should the
latter be the case I am sAtiifted the Major Gen
eral Commandine• will prove equal to the emer
gency; and meet the most sanguine wishes of
his many friends throughout the country. Even
should we go into winter quarters, I do not be
lieve it will be permanent. Our army is too
large—too expensive, to let the mere rigors of
a winter campaign drive it into a state of "mas
terly inactivity," especially when the territory
to be subdued lies in a warmer climate. Na
poldon marched into the very breast of the Rus-
Sian empire in the midst of winter. Besides
cold weather will likely force the warm blooded,
southerners to abandon their, pastures along the
Potomac, especially as their services are likely
te 'be needed further south, which would Make
an advance on our.part easy and attended with
little danger, • 1 .
On Friday last our brigade were ordered out
for review and drill, and after a march of five
miles, passing through the city, we arrived at
the place designated—a large field adjacent to
the .13altimore pike, stacked arms, and anxiously
awaited the arrival of. Major-General N. P.
Banks. Be soon appeared with his staff and
mounted guard "in all the pomp and glorious
circumstances of waf," - andafter the usual im
posing.ceretrionie.s incident to a review, and a
eurantennecr by the Gerieial
himself, we started for camp, reaching it about
au hour after dark.
The glorious 46th, favored by the mild and
pleasant Indian Summer which Providence has
vouchsafed .to the 'American army, have em
braced every opportunity for obtaining perfec
tion in drill, and now exhibit a skill, in the
various evolutions which would do credit to the
'regular service. Being one of the largest, if not
the very largest regiment in the division, and
according to the report of the Medical Director
of the army ? the,healthtest one in the whole army of
the Potomac, it occupies a prominent position,
and the• Third Brigade to which it is attached,
commanded by Cren, Williams, cannot be ex
The boys in the "Verbeke Rifles," company
`"D," are well, with a few trifling exceptions,
h l l y eerasee en db s e c wi o n t 6e d olirz a .eni n rya d ny the facilities for
in the enjoyment of excellent health, and being
reaching, w n isv idsnugly
as can visit them. Come one, come all.
Trusting soon to write again, I remain as
everc yours truly, "
P. S. Letters should . be directed to "Company
D," 45th regiment, P. V., Bank's Division,
Ifr4derialr, Maryland. ,
Pensacola Harbor and Defences.
Notwithstanding the general credulity of the
public when-reading •descriptions of engage
ments on land and sea, which, 'come to them
through rebel sources, the exciting news of Fort
Pickens having opened fife upon the Rebel bat
teries received universal credit, although, of
course, the details relative to the injuries in
flicted upon the United States vessels was not
believed: ' " '
Fort Pickens, the stronghold of the Natioial
Government in the south, is built on a lbw
sandy spot on the, westernmost end of Salta
Rosa Island, and less than two miles distsut
from Pert Mcßee. Fort Pickens is a first ohm
bastioned work, -built of stone for foundation
purposes, with walls of brick and bitumen. Its.
wails are forty, feet in height by twelve feet in
thickness. It is embrasured for two tiersj
guns in bomb-proof casemates, and one lier
open or en barbette. The work has all the wal',
concomitants of a first-class work, viz : covetecU,
ways, dry ditch, glacis and outworks complete.'
The guns radiate points of the horizon, •
and command Fort 'Barrancas, Fort Mcßae, the
Navy Yard, and the other rebel fortification 4
The work was. ommenced in 1828 and finish
ed in /.8.53 tt`nd eost# nearly one million of dol
lars: 'At the coinmencemerit of hostilities the
armament of Fort. Pickens consisted of In
ba, lion, twenty-six 26-pound howitzers ; cise
mate, two sixty-foul 32-poundars,
fifty-nine 24-pounders ; in barbette, twenty-imr
8-inch howitzers, six- 18-pounders, twelve, 12
pounders,_,one 10- inchcolumbiad, mounted
andlotir' tbiricla• mortars. Since that Period
however, the number of guns has been inuien
Almost immediately opposite Pickens is Fort
Meßea, a pciwerful and castle-like masonry
structure built on a low sand spit of the ruin
land; It guards. the west side of the moutli of
Pensacola Bay. Mcßea is .a bastion fort, bglt .
of brick, with walls twelve,feet in thicknesel It
islembrasured for two tiers of guns, under bcom
proof casemates, • and has one tier en barbelte.l
the early part of the present rebellion it mounted .
one hundred and seventeen heavy guns. Altout
$400,000 were expended'in its erection. Bee ow'
the fort is a water battery, which mounts stifle
ten or twelve guns.
Fort Barrancas, on the north side of Pensacga
- Bay, and directly facing the entrance to jts
mouth, was erected' on the site of an old Spin-!
ish fort. It is a bastioned work of heavy raa
sonry, and mounts about fifty guns. In the rear
,of the, fort is a redoubt, from which, in time of
action, Barrancas ficelyei reMforcements. 'ln
From Col.. Knipe's Regiment.
the flank defences of the fort several twenty
four pound howitzers have been mounted.
Extensive sand batteries, at a considerable
distance apart, have been erected along the head
of the bay. These batteries are substantially
made and heavily mounted.
THE MARINE HOSPITAL
At the Hospital Gen Bragg has for some
months past had his head quarters. Adjoining
are the. general _ barracks, a large three story
building. A railroad connects the barracks
with the redoubt above referred to:
Pensacola Bay is twenty-saven miles long, and
its broadest pat* twelve miles in width. It is
accessible to frigates of large size, there being
twenty-one feet of water on the bar. The har
bor is completely land:looked and the roadstead
SANTA, ROSA ISLAND
This island is,the great barrier that forms the
main or sea enclosure of Pensacola Bay. It is
fourteen leagues in length, and on an average
is not more than one fourth or a mile wide. In
the vicinity of Fort Pickens it is' barren for a
mile, and then commences a low growth of
shrubbery, scraggy pines, live oak bushes, and
smalqtrees of different varieties. It is too sandy
for cultivation, and is only useful as a protection
The town of Pensacola, the capital of ESCaIII
- county, Florida, is situated`on the western
shore of Pensacola Bay, about ten miles from
the Gulf of Mexico, forty-four miles east froiu.
Mobile, and one hundred and eighty miles-west
from gallahasse. The Pensacola and Georgia
railrad, which runs to Tallahasse, is nearly
completed. The plan. of the town is regular,
and the streets are wide. The 'population Is
now about three thousand. Pensacola Bay is
at the mouth of the Escambia river, and twen
ty-seven miles in length, and greatest breadth
twelve miles'. The U. S. government establish
ed a naval statiOn . between Pensacola and :War
rington, upon 'which it has expended large sums
of money, and is of much value to the Federal
Warrington is the post village of Escambia
county, and is situated some distance below
Later from Europe
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER JUR
Warlike Preparations Continue in
LETTER FROM GEN'L SCOTT.
His Letter Receives Hearty Re
Sponse in England.
THE LONDON TIMES ON THE U. S. NAVY
THE ACTION OF ENGLAND CONDEMNED
BY THE FRENCH PRESS.
The steamer Jura arrived here this morning
from Liverpool with dates to the sth, and Lon
donderry to the 6th inst.
Warlike preparations continue in England
and a considerable number of troops are under
orders for Canada.
The London Daily News thinks that if the
American Government will treat the difficulty
in the same spirit as General Scott, war may be
he seamen on leave are ordered to join their
It Is reported that Mr. Adams, the American
Minister, regards his recall inevitable.
The, American shipping interest was already
The steamships Edinburgh and Nova Scotian
arrived out, on the 6th inst.
Cotton had declined idatiii on the week.
The sales of the week footed up only 29,000
The market at one time was nearly 2d lower,
but subsequently rallied. Breadstuffs and pro.
visions were steady.
LONDON, Dec. 6.—Consols 901@,901,
Gamy MULLIN' —The excitement relative to
he Trent affair continues unabated. The stock
market on the 4th was more heavy and unset
tled than ever.
. The United States Consul at Paris had
communicated to the French papers a let
ter from Gen'l. Scott in which he declares
that there is no truth in the report
that the , Washington Cabinet had ordered
the seizure of the Southern Commissioners,
even under, the protection of a neutral flag. He
is quite ignorant of what will be the decision
of his Government, but says that it is necessary
to preserve the good relations between England
and America. He hopes that, the Governments
will agree on a solution of the question whether
the prisoners were contraband or not. If they
were the agents of the rebels he says it'will be
diffrdult to convince even impartial minds that
they were less contraband of war than rebel
soldiers or cannon.
In conclusion, Gen. Scott expresses his convic
tion that war between England and America
cannot take place without a melte serious pro
vocation than is at present given. The London
Star thinks that Gen. Scott's letter will receive
a hearty response in England as a message of
The London Times says that Gen. Scott, like
his countrymen, is rather irtclined to disavow
the conception of the outrage than to, repudiate
it now, that it lias beeri done.
It is reported that rebel and federal priva
teers are crossing at the - entrance of the English
Channel. It is said that the admiralty has, or
dered two ships to proceed immediately to the
West Indies to act as a convoy to the West
India mail steamer.
GzzaT Barrara.—The strength of the. Amer
ican navy is being canvassed in England.
The London Times says, that although the
whole federal navy scarcely presents a dozen
worthy antagonists yet it would be imprudept
in the extreme to despise the power of .the
Americans at sea. We have done this once,
and paid the cost of our thoughtlessness. The
Americans will do little, but that will l •
done well. 'They will give our heavy squadronk3
a wide berth and concentrate their efforts on
single vessels. Hostile demonstrations are being
made in various,parts of England toward the
United States. One was made at Bristol on the
occasion of the departure of an Armstrong bat
tery for Canada. The continental news is of
The Pgris Bourse is firm.
The Patric says that the arrest of the Maronite
agent of France in Lebanon is sn insult which
the Government must resent.
The Paris correspondent of the Daily titan,
states that;Mr. Slidell's dispatches were intrus
ted to his wife.as he was leaving the steamer
Fuarros —The Paris Paerie learns that in No-
vewber the Sul Jacinto searched a, Fren:th, a
,Danish and a Portngese vessel .:
pro3ung l. , These facts
feat's the Patric, are impo*uit • that
the Washington Cabinet fancies that.it has the
power to exercise the right of search:tb the full
extent. Speculations from France iVpregent the
predominent feeling being favorable to the
reconciliation of England and. Ainerica. It was
reported that the. French Minister at Washing
ton has reported to his government a refusal on
the part of the Washington Cabinet to• deliver
up dispatehes addressed from Paris to the French
Consuls at New Orleans and Charleston:
Imi,v.—Garibaldi has arrived at Turin. In
the. Chamber of. Deputies M. Ratazzi explained
the failure of the negotiations relative to Rome,
saying that he was convinced that the French
government wished to terminate its occupation
and was the sincere friend of Italy.
LATEST VIA LONDONDERRY.
The iron clad frigate Warrior is coaling for
service on the North American coast.
There was quite' a'ri'se'on' Thintday in sugar
No charters are now beimg taken. for Ameri
can vessels, and there is little or nothing doing
in passengers or cargoes.
Several of the papers have leaders on Mr.
The London nizes says let America judge by
this speech of her greatest admirer how little
can be said for her outrage upon a friendly,
although neutral country; let her also know
that even this comparatively moderate speech
was but a voice with, an echo., ,
The tone of reserve on the part of the French
press increase r s. Several :of the leading Paris
papers blame the English government for hav
ing yielded to the pressure of public opinion as
represented merely by Manchester and Liver
p'ol, and having acted so hastily in the Trent
FROM FORTRESS MONROE,
Troops Embarking for the tiouth,
KENTUCKY ADMITTED INl`O THESOUTH
FORERM MONROE, Dec. 17
The steamship Constitution, Captain A. T.
Fletcher, sailed for Boston at 12 o'clock last
'night. It is supposed that she will there take
,on board three other regiments for some point
on the Southern coast.
The Baltimore boat brought down this morn
* 101 men, the greater number belonging to
to the 79th New YorlAeg-iment, who have been
'discharged from the hospitals and are about to
rejoin their regiment at Port Royal on the first
The Richmond papers of yesterday are re
ceived, but they contain nothing very satisfac
It was known in Richmond this morning that
commissioners bad arrived in this country from
the British Government in regard to the Mason
and Slidell difficulty.
MEMPHIS, Dec. 13.--At Columbus, Ky., there
was a great convention yesterday. More troops
have. been sent to Gen. Bowen at Peliceana,
and also a regiment 'to Union city. The gov
ernment transports Are idle all day, and bnsy at
night. It is supposed by those in high official
quarters that the federals are moving an im
mense force to the Tennessee river to cut off the
communication with Bowling Green.
The flag of truce arrived from Crany Island
this morning, and was met by our steam tug.
It brought t t welye or fourteen passengers, mostly
ladies, who lobk 'Passage for Baltimore. In the
Rebel Congress on the 16th, Henry 0, Burnett
and JUdge Monroe were sworn lEL as - Senators
imoro—Firntrck.v..AßlMlL..,Srato has lust been ad
THE WAR IN KENTUCKY.
A Fight Opposite Mtunfordville
UNION FORCES VICTORIOUS
ThirtY-three Rebels Killed and Fifty
FEDERAL FORCES CROSSING GREEN
Imuisvrtrx, Dec. 17.
' Four companies of Colonel Willich's German
regiment, mere attacked this afternoon on the
south batik of the Green river, opposite Mum
fordsville, by Colonel Torry's Regiment of Texas
rangers, two regiments of infantry, and six
pieces of artillery.
Col. Willich was reinforced, and drove the
rebels back, with a loss of thirty-three killed,
including Col Torry, and fifty wounded.
The federal loss was eight privates and a lieu
tenant killed, and sixteen wounded.
The Lemocrat has advices that the federal
troops were crossing Green-river, southward, all
day, with great rapidity.
The. Democrat has also a business letter, dated
Somerset on Monday, which- mentions no en-'
gagement in that vicinity.
The Twelfth Kentucky regiment, Col. Mos
kins, is entrenched two miles south of Som
All was quiet in the vicinity of Campbells
Nine up to the 16th.
Executive Session of the Senate;
THE PROCLAMATION OF GEN. PHELPS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.
The business of the Senate in executive ses
sion has been confined to referring to appropri
ate committees, the appointments made dur
ing the recess . of Congress and heretofore pub
Geo. Kent of Maine, was yesterday confirmed
as consul to Valenera.
The proclamation of Gen. Phelps, at Ship
Island, is condemned by all classes of politi 7
clans. It was his individual act and must
therefore be regarded accordingly.
XXXVIIth Congress—First Susion
Wesuttiarow, Dec. 17
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Mr. Tax EYCK, (N. Y.) presented a petition
for the establishment of an armory on Burling
ton Island, N. Y.
Mr. Taumsurs, (DLO presented the petition
of several hundred citizens of St. Louis, laborers
on the public works, asking that the several
amounts due them be paid.
Mr. Doourrta, (Wis.,) presented several pe
titions for the emancipation of slaves.
Mr. Sumima, .(sfass.,) presented the petition
of citizens of - Vermont for the repeal of the
fugitive slave law.
Mr. Sao - tutu - air (Del.) offered a resolution ask
ing the Secretary of War to furnish the Senate
a copy of the proclamation of Gen. Phelps to
the loyal citizens of the south west, and by
what authority it was made.
Mr• TIN Ewa introduced a bill for the estab
lishment of an army on Burlington Island, New
Mr. Doorarrtz introduced. a bill for the col
lection of direct taxes in insurrectionary die-,
tricts. It provides for taking land in such dis
tricts to pay the direct tax,
and that the presi
dent shall, before the 22d of February next,
make a proclamation specifying what districts
are in insurrection. The owners to have the
power of redemption.
Mr. Surma offered a resolution that Trusten
Polk is now a traitor to the United States, and
that he be expelled from the Senate. Referred
to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. DAWES, MOSS.) from the Committee on
Elections reported a resolution that Charles
Henry Foster is not entitled to a seat in this
Congress. either from the First or Second dis
trict of North Carolina.
Mr. Dawns said that the Committee had pur
sued the investigation so far as to be entirely
satisfied that the claim was founded on imposi
tion, and so well satisfied of this fact was Mr.
Foster himself, that he voluntarily abandoned
The resolution was adopted.
Mr. WALTER, (Vt.) from the Committee on
Printing, reported a resolution which was
adopted to print 5,000 copies of the report of
the special committee to enquire into contracts
with the evidence, and 10,000 without the evi
The House resumed the consideration of the
bill to secure homesteads for actual settlers,
to heads of families or those who have attained
twenty-one years of age and are citizens of the
United States, or have filed their intention to
become such. The provisions are extended to
all who have per formed service in suppressing
the rebellion, in lieu of bounty land. The three
month's volunteers or their legal heirs, are to
receive thirty dollars in addition to the tight of
homestead, and all who have have served six
months one hundred dollars.
Mr. HOLMAN, (Ind.,) proposed an amendment
extending the bounty land act of March, 1855,
to those engaged in the present war.
Mr. VALLANDIGITA3I, (Ohio,) opposed it, con
tending that it would strike a death blow at the
entire homrstead parties, consume every }tele
already surveyed and benefit the soldiers only to
the extent of what they can receive from the
sale of their warrants. He advocated the ori
Mr. Covonn, (Pa.,) offered a modification of
Mr. Holman's amendment, which the latter ac
cepted, that the provisions of the bill shall not
take effect until one year after its passage.
WANTED TO RENT.--A comfortable
Dwelling (one w th a stable preferred)
sten to be had on or b. forethe Frst of April, lBi3. Ad
dress, stating locality, terms, BOX aid, lisrrlsourg, P. 0.
THE valuable lot of ground oppo=ite the
Capitol en the corner of State and Fourth streets,
being `LOO feet on Fourtb,loo feet on State. and 110 feet
ou North street. •The lot is eh: lb y situated for pubic
nses—hoteli,`lnarket, an 4 for private r, sidences.
For terms apply to
C. C. MULLIN'S
del9.d3t* Cheap ttro:lery e 1 re.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHEAP GOODS,
SUITABLR: FOR TEIE EIOLIDAIS.
7 - INEN HANDKERCHIEFS from 6J/c:
ripw.rds. Beautiful Linen eetts, sleeves and Col.
,ais 25a. upwards. Cambric setts all prices. Cambric
Collars from 15c. to St. Chegp. Finn linen Cellars 120.
Wool Nubies, scarfs, Sontass, Sleeves, Leggings, Slag,
Gloves, Wool, Cotton and Merino Hoge tor ladies' a d
children all prices. Worked Handkerchiefs, Wool skat
ing Capg for children, cologne's. Extrat's, Ox Marrow
Pomade, Silk Velvets, Wool Yarn, Mot Akin Clauldielis,
sack F annals, Calicog, Gingham, Mu-ling, , at
PFAR:O VS, Cheap Store, , o. 12, Market Square, one
door above Feha's Confectionary, Harrisburg, Pa
TO THE IiFFLICTED.
PROF. J. H. MoENTYRE )
H AS arrived in town with a full supply
of roots and herby also his celebrated iltntle Out
Pills, and worm destroyers, Tooth Powder, and Pectoral
Cough Drops, and other botanic medicines. He is loca
ted at the White Hall, and will remain until the 24th inst.
He gives examination and advice tree of charge.
would be well for the afficted to give him a call, as there
is no charge. He invites those who 114v9 used his med
icines if they have not given satisfaction, to com bark
and have theic money returned. His medicinei are for
sale by Gross & Co., Max ket s:reet.
T wo competent Bar-keepers and Two
Waiters, apply at the Europeau House, Harrisburg,
GENERAL ORDER, NO. 12
READQI7AILTERS PorNSVLVANIA MILITIA, }
Harrzsburg, December 16, 1861.
All regiments, or companies, heretofore au
thorized to be raised within the State of Penn-
sylvania, if not filled by the 16th day of Janu
ary, A. D., 1862, will be consolidated.
By order of A. G. CURTIN, Governor and
GOLD PENS ! GOLD PENS!
mHE largest and most varied assortment of
GOLD PENS is for sale at
BERGNER'S CHEAP BOOKSTORE.
WALL PENS WARRANTED.
A large collection of BOOKS suitable for
,Li, CHRISTMAS PRESENTS has just been re
BERGNER'S CHEAP BOOKSTORE
AN immense stock of ENVELOPES of every
size is now opening at
BERGNER'S CHEAP BOOK.S'TORE.
FOR SALE.-ONE SINGER SEINING
MASHINE in work.ina order f,,r $37. Also F+milt'
Sewing Machine., (new,l $3O. En/030rd of D. W. B. 0.4.4,
hionaniesburg, Cumherland county, Pa. (103-Iw*
WHEIIE is you destinatipu, South Car-
Om? No I But. to Cttesel's, Cheap Coatertion
ary Store, No. WI, Market street,
between Fourth and
Fifth streets, where may be seen the LuTest assortment
of Fine confectionaries, Nuts, ftiisins, Currants, Cara,
&c., for the Holidays. Give him a call, and ex mho
for yourselves. flel4 (12w*
PORT FOLIOS—WRITINU DFAKS.
AN entire tiew assortment of these useful ar
. tides just opened at
BEIONER'S Cheap Bookstore,
TO FAM EH&
OATS ! OATS ! ! Cash paid for Oath
by JAMES M. WHEELER.
OUR newly replenished stock of Tot, et
and Fancy Goods is unsurpassed in this city, and
feeling confident of rendering A , tistactlon, We won al re's
pect:ully invite a call. %FUER,
91 Market street., two doors east orPourtli street. south
a TARIES FOR 1862.—A great variety
W at exceeding low prices. at
n2O 811 4 71/'FR'S ROORSTORE.
runs! FURS I FURS! FURS!
Liberian Squirrel Fura,
French Sable Furs,
Silver Marten Fare,
Water Mink Fura.
CAPS, CrUPT3 AND WPM, TAROS asSORTEM.
Great bargains in these Goods. Every article warran
ted to be exa .tly as represented, at
CATHCART & BROTHER,
Next to the Harrasbura Bank.
NOTIONS.-- Quite a variety of useful
and entertaining articles—wean—at
n2O SIIEFFIT'S BOOKSTORE.
SOLDIER'S CAMP COMPANION. A
very convenient Writtcng Desk ; also, Portfolios,
Memorandum Books, Portmontimes, km t at
n2O SCREFFBRB BOCODZWILL:
A. D. C