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FRB UNION-THE CONS' nurION-ANU
iiii ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW.
THE UNITED STATES LAWS
AU PUBLISEIRD BY AUTHORITY BY
THX PENNSYLVANIA DAILY TELEGRAPH.
Tneeday Afternoon, December 24, 1881,
CHARLES J. BIDDLE.
We are forced to allude to this man again,
for the purpose of reminding him that the reg
iment which he deserted for an opportunity to
vent his spleen against a Republican adminis
tration, has covered itself with immortal glory,
and is now hailed as the hero regiment of the
Keystone state. The question is asked by our
people now, would the Bucktails have been led as
gallantly into the fight, with Biddle at their head, as
they were by Me intreped and dauntless young Lieut.
Obi. Kane? Would Biddle have faced the ens-
mks of hie country on the battle field as fierce
ly as he attacks the friends of the governinerw
on the floor of Congress? These questions are an
swered in the negative by the nation in thunder
tones, and the congratulation is universal that
Charles J. Biddle was not at the head of his regi
.ment when it so gallantly faced the enemy at
Dralnesville. Had he beenin command, it is teal
*ct conjecture the result than it is to write as to
!low the.rebels would have treated our betrayed
troops, and hereafter when this suspicion is
more emphatically attached to the name and
person of Charles J. Biddle, by the people of
Pennsylvania, whom he has insulted and outraged
he will have himself to blame, and must look
elsewhere than among loyal men for reparation
and recognition for his base ingratitude and inso
lent vituperations. We repeat the congratula
tions of the people of Pennsylvania that Chas.
3. Biddle was not at the head of the Bucktaile at
the battle of Drainesville.
The report of Gen. Barnard, Chief 'Engineer
of the Army, which hits just been submitted
to Congress by Mr. Secretary Cameron, shows
that the defences around Washington consist of
forty-eight works, mounting three hundred
guns ; that the whole defensive perimeter oc
cupied is about thirty-five miles—exceeding by
several miles the famous fieldworks of Torres
Vedas, the most extensive fortifioations of this
kind known in modern times. General Bar
nard asks the appropriation of $150,000 from
Congress for the completion of these works, as
many of them were thrown up in the face of
the enemy, add therefore require considerable
labor to make them perfect.
Secretary Cameron has also submitted to
Congress a report in favor of the appropriation
of $4,710,000 for putting our coast defences in
order, from the Lakes round to San Francisco,
a large portion of which is to be devoted to de
fences of New York harbor.
THE CONFEDERATE .FOROES.
A contemporary has made an estimate, which
it deems to be nearly correct, of the strength of
the confederate forces now in the field. It is
based upon the recent messages of the Gover
nors of the seceeded states and other official
documents put forth by those states. The esti
mate of the number of troops is as follows :
State. Authorities. Number
Georgia... Governor's Message 27,000
Louisiana-Governor's Message 25,000
8. Carolina Governor's Message 19,000
Virginia ..Governor's Message 83,000
Tennessee.Govemor's Proclamation ... 35,000
Kentucky. Estimated 10,000
Missouri.. Price's Proclamation 6,000
Alabama.. Estimated 22,000
Milslatippi Vickaburg Sun . 21,000
Florida... Estimated • . 10,000
Texas ....Estimated 30,000
N. Carolina Governor's Message 35,000
Ark.ansas..Eeport of Adjutant' of State 24,000
Maryland.. Estimated 8,000
• Total 849,000
TEE SUCCESS OF GEN. McCALL
The success of the skirmish ordered by Gen.
McCall, at Drainesville, has roused up the army
on the Potomac. The troops on that line were
alinost impatient waiting and watching for an
opportunity to strike au effective blow, and
when the brilliant achievement at Drainesville
was, announced in the different camps, it is re
poried to have:lP:winced the most unbounded
enthusiasm among the men. The war fever
runs very high inside and outside of the army
along the Potomac. A few more successes like
the one achieved by the troops under Gen.
McCall, and we may be certain that a much
more important advance upon the enemy wiipld
- CoL. Bract, of Gen. Morell,s brigade, offered
his Sixty-second Pennsylvaniaregiment, on the
occasion of the review at Hall,s Hill, a reward
to that soldier who should present the neatest
appearance in person and arms. A daguerreo
type of the winner, taken at Brady's, should be
subacribed and bung in the Colonel's quarters.
The lucky individual was Charles B. Fahne
stock, of Company K, Captain Alexander Mc-
Tni limos AND &tom ()mg.—We appre
hend that the instructions sent to Lord Lyons
by the British ministry were predicated upon an
mourned state of facts, so differing from the
real facts, that Lord Lyons will NT obliged to
Ina for fresh instructions before the case can
be brbught to any 4efmite diplomatic issue in
It would be diffwult for a loyal American ci
tizen to think of a really merry Christmas, at
this time with all the attending circumstances
of our national embarrassment so fearfully be
fore us, and with all the clangor and prepara
for war so distinctly borne on every wind
that blows. The same may be written of the
world. Nations are watching each other with
angry impatience, lest one should attempt a self
aggrandisement at the expense of a neighbor,
or still more fearful, that one ruler should be
able to destroy the power and the influence of
the others. When the peace loving and hum
bly patient shepherds, watched their flocks by
night on the fruitful plains of Judea nearly two
thousand years ago, they also saw a most daz
zling and splendid light and heard a voice,
which proclaimed to the world many glad and
glorious things, concluding with
"On earth peace—good-will toward men."
Thi s was the omen of Christmas twenty cen
turies ago—and yet the peace thus brilliantly
foreshadowed by the Angel of the Lord, seems
to be battled against by the perverseness of
man. The Christmas of 1861 sees the world
full of strife and our own land full of rebellious
contentions and traitorous designs. Never be
fore have the engines of war, ships, forts, and
armies been so profusely scattered along our
coasts and over our territories. This is not -in
conformity with the reign of peace so long an
nounced, though not God, who promised the.
blessing of peace, but the evil heart of man
who will not receive. it, must be held responsi
ble for the lung delay which sickens the lovers
of peace, of good, of truth, and of humanity.
If man has failed in the performance of his
duty to man—if nations have been corrupted
by evil rulers, and if power has been prostituted
by ambitious governments, Christmas comes to
us shorn of none of its holy glory or diminish
ed in no degree in any of its sublime promises.
It is still the anniversary of the Saviour's birth,
an epoch in the world's history unequalled by any
other for glory, grandness and Heavenrc love. It
must be the Christmas of the soul, though our
hearts are sorrowful. It must be a Christmas
for those at home, though many homes are now
made desolate by the absence of their orna
ments; and we trust, too, that while men are
arrayed in battle, the Christmas of the year
will be made glad for the children of the land.
They seem always to drink in its inspiration
and the holy and happy influence of the times,
however they may be ignored or forgotten by
others. Santa Claus, gracious spirit of glad
ness and benevolence, comes down the chimney
to them if he never appears to their elders.—
The Christmas delusion is their happiest one, and
the little stockings that hang so trustingly up
beside the stove or the grate the night before
Christmas, can be ill replaced by anything else
which the world can offer in later life. Cherish
the transparent delusion, and make the little
ones happy this Christmas, parents and elder
children, if you deny yourselves something to
that end. The children are changing apace,
and they will soon be beyond the reach of
Christmas illusions, if they are not beyond the
sound of the Christmas bell, and taking their
long sleep in Mount Kalma or the country
church yard. Cherish them—pet them—make
them happy if you can; and find the " Merry
Christmas" we ardently wish you, in that at
tention to their welfke, if nothing else.
It is not out of place, in a department of po
litical editorial to introduce, in this connection,'
the charming lines of Professor Moore, so insep
arably connected with Christmas time, and
which always afford such delightful perusal for
the old and the young :
A VISIT FROM ST. AIOHOLA9
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all
through the house,
Not a creature was aining, not even a mouse,
The stockings were hung in the window with
In hopes that fp. Nicholas soon would be there ;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap ;
'when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I arose from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should ap
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, isi.iively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be old Nick,
More rapid than eagles his coursers•they came,
And he whistled and shouted, and called them
"Now Dasher ! now, Dancer, now, Prancer and
On, Cbmei ! on, Cupid! on Denier and Bllizen I
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now flash away ! dash away I dash away all 1
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle mount to the
So up to the house-tori the coursers they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and St. Nicholas too.
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof—
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his
And his clothes were all
,tarnished with ashes
and soot ;
A bundle of toys he lied "flung on ho back,
And he looked like a pedlar just opening his
His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how
His cheeks were like roses his nose like a cherry;
His droll littleimonth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth ;
And the smoke it encircled his head like a
He had a broad film and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of my
A wink of his aye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I. had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his
And filled all his stockings ; then turned with a
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose,
And sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a
And away they all flew like the down of a
But I heard him mlaim, ere he drove out of
"Brit ainanas' 4 and to era oWwArl"
Battle of Drainesville
Correspondence of the Telegraph.]
Cexeßrowr, Va., Dec. 22, 1861
On Thursday evening orders were given to
Gen. E. 0. 0. Orde, commanding Third regi
ment Penn's. Reserves, to advance in the direc
tion of Drainsville for the double purpose of ob
taining an amount of forage known to be in
that part of the country and to rout a body of
rebels supposed to be in the vicinity of the vil
lage. The brigade consisted of the Sixth Penns
Reserve Corps, Col. W. Rickets' Ninth Penn'a.,
Col. F. Jackson's Tenth Penn's., Col John C.
M'Calmont's Twelfth Penn's, Col. John H.
Taggart, the Bucktail Rifles, commanded by
Lieut. Col. Kane, and a detachment of five com
panies of the First Penn's. Reserve Cavalry,
commanded by Lieut. Col Higgins, and Capt.
Easton's Battery of four guns, (two 12, and two
24-pounders,) altogether numbering between
four and five thousand men. At daylight on
Friday morning the brigade marched in the di
rection of Drainesiille. After passing beyond
our pickets, thinkers consisting of two compa
nies from each regiment were sent out on each
side of the road and preceeded the .advancing
columns. The brigade then marctied on with
out anything taking place until within a short
distance of Drainsville, when the columns halt
ed, and the Artillery, which was in the rear,
came up near the trent. The Bucktails were
then sent, by the order of (len. Orde, .to the
right of the village and the Sixth Penn's. to the
left, and Lieut. Col. Higgins, commanding the
Cavalry, led the advance into the' Village, with
the expectations of capturing some rebel Cav
alry who were, seen there. But although the
charge-was mde in so gallant style the rebel
Cavalry succeeded in making their escape. The
houses were immediately surrounded, but no
troops were found. General Orde then ap
proached rapidly with the Artille7 and took
positions on the left of Drainsvthe in the rear
of the church. Col. Higgins then formed the
Elavalry on the right of the Artillery. He had
remained in that position but a short time
he was ordered to move the Cavalry back to
the rear of all the Infantry, excepting one regi
ment, which was done ; and as soon as we ar
rived at that point the enemy opened with shell
upon our left flank from the woods almost op
posite the junction of the Alexandria and Lees
burg turnpike. Their Battery of six guns was
within two hundred yards of the pike ; }jut we
could not see them on account of the dense
growth of underbush with which the woods in
that part of the country abound. Gen. Orde
immediately moved the Artillery to the rear,
and ordered Col. Higgins with his Cavalry tt?
follow in the rear of the Artillery, which he
did ; and in passing in front of the enemy's
Battery had one horse killed in company I, be
ing struck by a shell from the rebel Battery.
Our artillery halted directly opposite the ene
my's guns, and planted their pieces under a
heavy fire and opened on them with shell. Our
Infantry also poured vollies of shot into the
woods, advancing all the time upon the enemy
until they were forced to retreat. The fight
lasted just one hour of incessant firing, com
mencing at fifteen minutes before one and end
ing a few minutes before two o'clock P. M. In
the beginning of the contest the enemy' , had a
thorough range of their pieces ; but after our
Artillery opened on them their firing was very
wild, most of their shell and shot going above
our heads, and thuhell exploding harmlessly
in the air. Capt. Easton's men behaved with
a coolness and aimed with a precision for which,
they deserve greatcredit. They fired right into.
the enemy's guns, killing their gunners and
horses. Tlig enemy suddenly abandoned their
positions, and from their thorough knowledge of
the country eluded the vigilance of our troops,
taking with them their artillery, excepting one
piece which was.blown up and one caisson to
which was attached two very fine horses. They
also left a large quantity of arms and &muni
tion and any amount of clothing, blankets and'
provisions. During the fight our Men exhibit
ed the coolness and valor of disciplined veterans.
The number of killed and wounded on our side
are eight killed and about sixty wounded. Of
the enemy's killed and wounded I have no idea
but their loss is heavy. The road around their
battery was strewn with dead men and horses,
and the woods were thickly strewn with their
dead. The cavalry brought in five prisoners,
and there were a number of wounded prisoners
hauledin by the wagons and ambulances.
Gen. McCall and staff arrived on the ground
a short time before the firing ceased. We left
the battle ground about sundown, and it is due
Col. Hogging and his cavalry who supported
the battery to say that both officers and men
behaved with perfect coolness during the en
gagement, the men all keeping their places and
never once breaking ranks or becoming in the
least excited. Wye,
The Presentation to Pennsylvania
Correspondence of the Telegraph.]
WARRINGTON, Dee. 21, 1861
The Pennsylvania regimenta commanded by
Cole. Black and McLean, belonging to acting
Major General Fitz Johncorter's division,,
encamped at Hall's Mill, about six udlea from
the city, were to-day presented with flags au
thorized by the last Legislature, to be pruented
to all the Pennsylvania regiments. They were
presented on behalf of the State, by the Hon.
Edgar Cowan, and accepted on behalf of the
regiment by Col. Black, in a neat and patriotic
After the presentation, a grand review of the
whole division took place. This division is
composed of thirteen regiments, including in
fantry, artillery and cavalry. Gen. McClellan
was on the ground during the whole day, and
seemed well pleased with the evolutions of the
soldiers. The whole camp of this division is
one of the finest in the army, presenting a pic
ture of neatness and order not excelled by any
in the army.
The review was witnessed by a large crowd of
spectators, both of ladies and gentlemen; there
was also prebent quite a number of soldiers and
officers,from other divisions, including several
Generals. The soldiers were in good spirits and
performed their different evolutions in a highly
The whole review was considered by military
officers present as highly creditable to both the
soldiers and officers of the division.
XXXVIIth Congress--First Session
WASMIICITON Dec. 24.
Not more than twenty-one Senators were pre
sent at the session to-day—the majority of them,
as well as many members of the House, having
left to enjoy the holidays at home.
The Attorney-General has respectfully de
clined to give to the Senate his opinion on a
private claim, alleging precedent as well as
want of power as a justification for a non-com
pliance with the request.
Several petitions were presented praying for
the emancipation of the slaves of rebels and
compensations for those belonging to loyal mas
Mr. Gams (Iowa) introduced a resolution
instructing the Committee on Naval Affairs to
inquire into the manner in which war vessels
had been fitted out. He had heard rumors of
great extravagance .practiced in the Navy yards
in this respect. The resolution was agreed to.
Mx. Rua, (N. H.) offered a resolution calling
on the Secretary of the Navy for a list of vol
unteers, Lieutenants, masters, paymasters, etc.,
in the navy. Agreed to.
Mr. HALE Presented the petitions of citizens
of Boston complaining that the freedom of the
press had been infringed. Referred.
Mr. Rowe (Wis.) gave notice of his intention
to introduce a bill toamend the fugitive slavelaw.
The A Senate then went into executive session,
and falbsequentlyadjournedtill Thursday.
The Beene is not in session to-day.
BY TRIG a 1.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
Skirmish Near New Mallet Bridge.
TEN REBELS KILLED AND A NUMBER
A REBEL OFFICER KILLED.
A NEGRO COMPANY ENGAGED
EICUANGE OF PRISONERS.
LARGE FIRE AT YOBXrOWN.
DEDICATION OF A CHAPEL TEA
The Fire At Sewall's Point.
ANTICIPATED ATTACK ON HATTERAS
Foams MONROE, Deo. 23. }
The skirmish yesterday was a slight affair.—
Two companies of the 20th New York regiment
started from Newport News at 9 o'clock, A. M.
and proceeded to New Market Bridge to icok
fora man who had been lost in. the woods the
day before as we had heard. While near the
bridge the found themselves surrounded by rebel
cavalry and infantry numbering 700 men, but
succeeded in cutting their way out without any
Reinforcements were sent for to Camp Hamil
too, and the remainder of the regiment was dis
patched forward. The naval brigade under
command of col. Wardrope, was also under
arms, and went as far as Hampton bridge.
Four companies of cavalry were also ordered
out, but their services were not required. Six
of the 20th regiment were slightly wounded.
Ten of the rebels are known to have been killed,
and a number wounded. Seven bodies were
found this morning, one was that of an officer,
and was taken to Newport News.
He wore buttons lettered A. M. M,. perhaps
Alabama Minute Men, and his name is supposed
to have been John Hawkins.
It is reported that a whole company of ne
groes was engaged and two of our men are
known to have been shot by them.
Gen. Mansfield and Acting Brigadier General
Weber highly complimented the troops engaged
for their coolness and bravery.
The bark Island City arrived here last night
from Boston with two hundred and forty-nine
prisoners of war released from Fort Warren,
who are to be exchanged for an equal number
now held at Richmond. The steamboat George
Washington took them to Craney Island this af
ternoon under a flag of truce.
Mrs. Brown, and two daughters and servant,
of Missouri, and Mrs. Ingersoll of Michigan,
were also passengers for the south.
A large number of letters and several boxes
of clothing for the prisoners of war were also
The Richmond prisoners are expected here in
a day or two.
The gunboat, Young Rover, stationed at the
mouth of the York river, report 4 an extensive
conflagration in Yorktown, about a week since.
A chapel tent, 42 by 28 feet, sent to the 16th
Mass. regiment, by its friends in Boston, was
dedicated with religious services yesterday af-,
ternoon, in which chaplains of all denomina
The steamer Cour De Lion arrived from the
Potomac last night with four launches in tow.
The first rain for about three weeks fell last
night. The wells were previously quite dry.
A great light was observed on Friday night,
over toward Sewall's Point. It created some
excitement at first, as it was thought that the
flames might be as far back as Norfolk. We
learn by a rebel flag of truce to-day, that the
light was caused by a lire occurring in a large
rebel storehouse, which spread to the woods
back of the Point. No account of the damage
done was received, although it was believed to
It is rumored here that Gen. Williams is in
possession of facts which render it probable that
the rebels will make an attack upon Forts
Hatteras and Clark before long. ' It seems that
they are making vigorous efforts to dislodge our
brave boys at the inlet, but Gen. Williams and
his men are ready for the rebels, and will ten.
der them a cordial reception.
We understand that General Wool has deter
mined to have the Post Office and Express Of
fice, at present in the casemates, removed and
.laced in some safe building on the Point out
side. This looks as if the Fortress was to be
improved and put into complete trim for action.
The artesian well in the Fortress is now three
hundred and seventy-six feet deep, and, as yet,
there is no water. An immense bed of clay,
some fifty feet thick, has been struck, and the
borers think that when they get through this
they will find good water, which is all that
is wanted to render Fortress Monroe proof
against a great and prolonged siege.
TROOPS FOR CANADA.
The Steamer Persia and Australasian
Pus Cape Rue.
The English steamers Persia and Australa
sian passed here at five o'clock this evening,
with troops for Quebec. The Australasian was
twenty miles astern of the Persia.
They were to sail on the 15th inst., 4 with
eleven hundred soldiers, five thousand stand of.
arms, three hundred tons of stores and two
batteries of artillery.
Additional Foreign News by the America
Naw Yosx, Dec. 24.
The steamer America has arrived.
Her advices furnish but little in addition to
the full dispatches already published.
The steamer Adriatic, and several other large
steamers, were at Southampton, and it was ea.
pected would be chartered by the government.
It is stated that the Life Guards had volun
teered foreign service. The government was
about to send a number of non commissioned
officers to drill the Canadian militia.
George L. Schuyler, the agent of the U. S.
government, for the purchase of arms in Europe,
is a passenger in the America,
MONEY REFUNDED TO NEW YORK.
Amarr, Dec. 24.
. Comptroller Dennison has returned from
Washington having succeeded in securing the
return of forty per cent of the money advanced
by the State for the expenses of the war. The
amount is one million wie hundredand thirteen
Crscnoten ' Dec. 23.
The amonerciars Frankford dispatch says that
the Hon. W. C. Anderson, formerly member of
Congress, died there to-day.
The Governor, contrary to general expecta
tion's, has 'approved all the bills presented - to
him. Nothing has been received from Seiner
' ?et - • .
Snooese of the Command sent Against
Burning of an Iron Foundry used by
CAM ORE OF TWO CAPTAINS, ONE LIEU
TENANT AND SEVERAL HORSES.
DESTRUCTION OF RAILROADS BY REBELS.
Sr. Louis, Dec. 23.
Despatches received at headquarters state
that the command sent against I gton by
Gen. Pope burned two ferry boats in the pos
session of the rebels, and destroyed the iron
foundry at that place which has been employed
in casting cannon.
Two Captains, one Lieutenant and several
horses were captured.
WAHRINTOWN, Mo., Dec 23.—The destruction
of the North Missouri Railroad is complete, as
was at first stated. At short distances all the
way from here to Hudson the track is torn up,
the ties burned, and the rails broken or bent so
as to be useless.
Wellsburg Station was burned, with all its
contents. The large bridge over Davis' Fork,
on Salt Biver, west of the town of Mexico, and
the bridge crossing Quiver Biver, were burned,
and all the culverts either burned or torn down
and cars of all kinds destroyed.
:Who the parties were that engaged in this
work of wholesale destruction is not known,
but it is stated that the inhabitants along tho
line say that no repairs can be made except
where the road is guarded by Federal troops.
An extra from the Army Argus office bas been
in circulation for two days, which says : " The
day of retribution is at hand, and that nine
thousand men who have been under Price's
command are now north of the Missouri river,
and more are coming."
LATER FROM EUROPE.
THE STEAMER PERSIA. OFT Oin RAGE
DEATH OF PRINCE ALBERT.
Earl Derby Approves the Polley of Gov
ernment Relative to the Trent Affair.
The steamship Persia passed here this even
ing, with 1100 troops, bound for the River Du
Loupe or Bic. She left Liverpool on the 15th
inst. to which date she brings papers .
Prince Albert expired of gastric fever at noon
' The Liverpool Mercury of the 19th states that
reports prevailed in London that the Earl of
Derby had been consulted by the Government
and approves of its policy in reference to the
It is suggested to ship own Irs to instruct the
captains of outward bound ships to signalize
any English vessels that war with America is
probable. This suggestion is strongly approved
of by underwriters.
The Australasian sailed from Liverpool on
the 18th with troops for Canada.
The Pint Division of the Tenth Brigade,
garrison artillery, embarked per Niagara for
It is understood that ten companies of engi
neers are to be sent to British America.
Vienna advices to the 10th state that, during
the Emperor's stay in Vienna he liberated all
the political prisoners.
NAPLES, Dec. 13.—Borges, the brigand chief,
has been executed.
Longs, Friday Afternoon, Dec. 18.—Consols
opened at yesterday's prices, but lapsed to 901.,
and then reached to the opening price, sq.
Railway shares have been dull in the absence
of business, but closed a share better. Bank
shares steady. Miscellaneous shares dull at
The arrivals of American wheat and flour are
heavy, and a small business is doing with prices
in favor of buyers.
Runs, Dec. 13.—The Bourse is heaVy and
Rentes closed at 67f.60c.
[The Persia brought no despatches for the
Associated Frees, and the above items are
gleaned from the London papiirs.]
Additional Foreign News per Edinburg.
Sr. ARM, N. F., Dec. 28.
The following is the latest intelligence fur
nished by the steamer Edinburg, which passed
Cape Race on Saturday night.
LONDON, Dec. 12.—The Journal De Havre, the
Semaphore of Marseilles, and the Gironde of Bor
deaux, advise the French Government to pre
serve strict neutrality in case of war between
England and America.
The Paris Temps approves of the proposal of
the London Daily News to appeal to the media
tion of friendly powers in accordance with the
agreement made at the Paris Conferencein 1856,
and says that no other power than France can
be the mediator.
The Paris Prase advocates the energetic in
tervention of France between England and
The Opinione Nxliemale, the organ of the French
Liberal party, says that France should not fol
low the example of England, should the latter
recognize the South.
The Paris Conatitutionnal,publishes an article
stating that there is a strong necessity for an
Anglo-French *alliance which could not be en
dangered by a war between England and Amer
We RACE, Dec. 23
The Moneto, of Turin, warns England against
beginning a war with America, as France would
take advantage of it to interfere in the East.
The Austrian papers state that a war between
England and America would remove the only
obstacle in Europe against' French ambition,
and that France would begin a war against
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Suitable for work boxes
A FEW SMALL CABAS,
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NEW STYLES FINE TOILET WATERS.
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RICH DARK SHADES.
VERY CHEAP GOODS FOR THE
Rebels In Casting Cannon
E. JonNa, N. F., Deo. 23.
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KELLBS'S Drug Store.
91 Market street.
4e23 114xxt door to the Ear:labial; Bank.
A MERRY ca.Riskka,
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SAMUEL S. SWORD.
Fighting Shoemaker and T a il,
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SANFORD. as ..
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Doors open Afternoon at 2, cowmen,,
Evening doors open 64, CON Ilvtu at 7, ,
Admmiesion - - 25 em s
Children - - - 15 C ir ,
Gentlemen unaccompanied witt,
quetts, 10 cts. extra.
The Pantomime together with Sdry .r 1 •
every evening this week.
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A full assortment of thcsii popii
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Stories from the Scripture; —her. .
Stories from the Seri Rturos —l , •
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BIBLES, PRAYER BOOKS &c.
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BIBLES for 50 cents,
BIBLES for 75 coots,
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A STOLEN HORSE AND WAGOS.
THE undersigned hired a 11 - JA.
_ L E Wagon on Wednesday the llth Pot .
port, Md., to three kthllern ut courw.y t•
la Regiment stationed at that place, to t .- -
town, and return on the 113.111 e ev , ten— n
they have not been beard from, but .1 , -
gone in the direction of litrriro,re. L. t r
dark bay, with bind feet white near E
white star on the tat—head aroi rAan t tt
the tail. The home answer; to the :
and is about 10 or E years Id.
horse spring, with dasher, green be .4
eral reward for the recovery a - Ito •. t
and there has also been a rewartl 0 . . I
of the soldiers as deserters. Acy teianA l -
to me at Williamsport, Sid,, will 3.:
and will be liberally rewarded.
THE tindersignnd having been AN 0..7 ,,
by the Orphan'a Court in amt for the
phin, an auditor to make distribution
the amount in the hands of llama' Kei-er c
the estate of Marks I). Whurn n,dee.r,
ministratortof the estate of Emanuel Er.huarl.
Wieenisoo township, dee, among the re
Erdman, lent atteud to the duties of tn. .
his office In Third street, city ol Harri4hurz
the 10th day of January, A D., 1861, at to o'.
when ard where all parties intere.ited man
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Gold and Silver Pencil and Peil
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New School Presbyterian Hymn Bo)1:3
Old School Presbyterian Hymn Book s '
Lutheran Hymn Books.
Methodist Hymn Books.
German Reformed Hymn Books.
In various styles of Binding can be bad at
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Rubber Rattles, at
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