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THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW.
THE UNITED STATES LAWS
ARE PUBLISHED BY EXTHOBITY IF
THE PENNSYLVANIA DAILY TELEGRAPH.
ireauesuay — Bturinng. Decembei 241311,
CBARLES I. RIDDLE.
We are forced to allude to this man again,
for the purpose of reminding him that the rw
iment which he deserted for an opportunity to
Tent 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 id 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 the intreped and dauntless young Lieut.
Oat. Kane? Would Biddle have faced the ene
mies of his country on the battle field as fierce
ly as he attacks the friends of the govemmen.
On the floor of Congress? These questions arean
awered 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 been in command, it is easi
er to conjecture the result than it is to write as to
how 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. Bi. idle, 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.
J. Biddle was not at the head of the Bucktails at
the battle of Draineaville.
The report of Gen. Barnard, Chief Engineer
of the Array, which has just been submitted
to Congress by Hr. Secretary Camerim, 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 fortifications of this
klnd,known in modern times. General Bar
nard asks the appropriation of $160,000 from
Congress for the completion of these works, as
many Of them were thrown up in the face of
the enemy, and therefore require considerable
labor to make them perfect,
Secretary Cameron has also submitted to
Congress a report in favor of the appropriation
of $11,710,QQ0 for putting our coast defences in
order, frog► the Lakes round to Ban Francisco,
a large portion of which is to be devoted to de
fences of New York harbor.
THE CONFEDERATE FORCES
A contemporary has made an estimate, which
it deems to be nearly aorrect, 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 :
Georgia... Governor's Message 27,000
Louisittna„.Governor's Mess ige 25,000
B. Carolina Governor's Message 19,000
Virginia . _Governor's Message 83 000
Tennessee. Governor's Proclamation ... 35,000
Kentucky .Estimated 10,000
Missouri.. Price's Proclamation 6,000
Alabau,a. ;Estimated . 22,000
Mississippi Vick burg Sun 21,000
Florida... Estimated 10,000
Texas ....Estimated 80,000
N. Carolina Governor's Message 85,000
Arkansas. • Rrport of Adjutant of State 24,000
Maryland ..Estimated 8,000
THE SUCCESS OF GEN. McCALL
The success of the skirmish ordered by Gen.
McCall, at Draineaville, has roused up the army
on the Potomac. The troops on that line were
almost impatient waiting and watching for an
opportunity to strike an effective blow, and
when the brilliant achievement at Drainesville
was announced in the different camps, it is re
ported io have produced 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 uuder Gen.
"McCall, and we maybe certain that a much
more important advance upon the enemy would
COL. BLACK, 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
subscribed and bung in the Colonel's quarters.
The lucky individual was Charles B. Fahne
stock, of Company S, Captain Alexander Mc-
Tn MASON AND BLINSLI; OASIL—We appre
hend that the instructions sent to Lord Lyons
by the Pritish Ministry were predicated upon an
assumed state . of facts, so differing from the
real laotk. that Lord Lyons. wilt be obliged to
wait for fresh-instructions before the case can
be brought to any definite diplomatic issue in
It would be difficult 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
tion for war oo distinctly borne on every wind
that bloirs. 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 eplendid light and heard a voice,
which proclaimed to the world many glad and
glorious things, concluding with
"On earth peace—goodwill toward men."
This 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 rebellions
contentions and :traitorous designs. Never be
fore have the engines of. war, ships, forts, and
ao....nranfbelq acatterad along caw
musts and over our territories. _ This is not in
conformity with•the reign of peace solong an
nounced, thoughnot 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' Shistory unequalled by any •
other for glory, grandness and Heavenly love. It
meat be the Christmas of the soul, though our
hearts are sorrowful. It must•be a Christmas
for those at home, though manyhoines are now
made desolate by the absence of their ()ma
' meats; 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
Chriatmas, 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 Sal= 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 welfare, 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. WET =ON AT. NICIROLAS.
'Twits the night Infore Christmas, when all
through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse,
The stockings were hung in the window with
In hopes that St. 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 arcs° from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the windovil 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, no lively and quick,
I knew in a moment, it must be old-Nick,
More rapid than eagleis his' (misers they came,
And he whistled and shouted, and called them
"Now Dasher ! now, Dancer, now, Prancer and
On, Comet ! on,' Cupid I On Dander and Blitzen
Tothe top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dish meal& dash away I dash away all !
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle mount to the
So up to the house-top 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 had flung on his 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 little month was drawn up like a bow,
And tue 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 face 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 eye 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 exclaim, ere he drove out of
"Raiff Christmas to aid and to sii &Good Nifht
pennontuania ettegraplb Wad
Battle of Draixteeville
Correspondence of the Telegraph.]
CAMP Plummer, Va., Dec. 22, 1861
On Thursday evening orders were given to
Gen. E. 0. C. Orde, commanding Third regi
ment Penn's. Reserves, to advance in the dim
don 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 Penne
Reserve Corps, Col. W. Rickets' Ninth Penn's.,
Col. F. Jackson's Tenth Penn's., Col John C.
ArCalmont's Twelfth Penn'a, Col. John H.
Taggart, the Bucktail Rifles, commanded by
Liont. Col. -Kane, and a detachment of five com
panies of the First Penn's. Reserve Cavalry,
commanded by Lieut. Col. Higgins, and Ca t.
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 is the di
rection of Drainesville. After passing beyond
our pickets, thinkers consisting of two compa
nies from each regiment were sent out in each
side of the road and preceeded the advancing
damns. The brigade then marched oh with
out anything taking place until within I short
distance of Drainsville, when the colunms hilt
ed, and the Artillery, which was in the rear,
came up near the front. ..The Bucktalls were
then sent, by the order of Gen. Ordei to the
right of the village and the Sixth Penzia. 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
cairge was made in a gallant style the rebel
Cavalry succeeded in making their escape. The
houses were immediately surrounded, but no
troops were found. General 'Orde tbewpap
proached rapidly with the Artillery and took
positions on the left of Drabisville in the rear ,
of the church. CoL Higgins then formed the
Cavalry on the right of the Artillery. „ He had
remained in that position but a Short timit-un
til 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
lived 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 oteix guns was
within two hundred yards of the pike ; bat we
could not see them on account of the dense
growth of underbuah with which the woods in
that part of the country abound. Geri. Orde'
immediately moveAl the Artillery to the rear,
and ordered Col. Higgins with his Cavalry to
follow in the rear of the Artillery, which, he
did; and in passing in front of the enemy's
Battery bad one horse killed in company I, be
ing struck by a shell from the rebel Battery.
Our artillery halted directly opposite the elk
my's guns, and planted their pieces under a
heavy fire and opened on them with shell. Oat
Infantry also poured trollied 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, corn
mencng at fifteen mimites bef..re one and end-
bag a few minutes before two o'clock P. N. 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 the shell 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. The 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 hones. They
also left a large quantity of arms and anion
doh and any amount of clothing, blankets and
prcivisions. During the fight our men exhibit
ed the coolness and valor Of disciplined veterans.
The number of killed and wounded (0n our side
are eight killed and about sixty wotunied. Of
the enemy's killed and wounded I have no idea
but their loss is heavy. ' The road` eroded the
battery was strewn with dead men and hones,
and the woods were thickly strewn with their
dead. The cavalry brought in five prisoners,
and there were a number of wounded prisoners
hauled in by the . wagons and ambulances.
(Gen. McCall and staff arrived on the ground'
a short time before the firing tieaaod. 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 rank; or 'becoming in the
least excited. lirresmor.
The Presentation to Pennsylvania
Clorreppoodenee of the Telegraph.]
WAtemaxoN, Deo. 21, 1861
The Pennsylvania regiments commanded by
Cols. Black and Mclean, belonging to acting
Major General Fits John Porter's division ' now
encamped at Hall's Mill, about six miles from
the city, were to-day presented withflags au
thorized by the last Legislature, to be presented
to all the• Pennsylvania regiments. They were
presented on behalf of. the State, by the Hon.
Edgar Cowan, and accepted on behalf of the
regime ntdress. 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, induding in
fantry, artillery and cavalry. Gen. McClellan
was Qn the ground during the whole day, • and
seed 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 present quite a number of soldiers and
officers from other divis' ions, 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.
norviith Congress—First Session
WASIMITITON, 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
dined to give to the Senate his opinion on a
.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. GRIMM (Iowa) introduced a resolution
instructing the Committee on Nava l ! 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.
Mr. Rena, (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. HATA presented the petitions of citizens
of Boston complaining that the freedom of the
press had been. infringed,. Referred.
Mr ,llovga (Wis.) gave notice of his intention.
to introduce a bill tom:tend the fugitive
The. Senate then went into executive session,
and subsequently adjourned till Thursday. .
The House is not in session today.
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From oar Svening Milton of
FROM FORUBSS NtONKOH.
Skirmish Near New Market Bridge.
TEN REBELS, HILLED AND A NUMBER
A REBEL OFFICER KILLED.
A NEGRO COMPANY ENGAGED
EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS.
LARGE FIRE AT YORKTOWN.
DEDICATION OF A CHAPEL TENT
The Fire At Sewall's• Point.
ANTICIPATED ATTACK ON HAT ERAS
Foams, Monaca, Dec. 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 look
for a 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
toe, 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 thialporning, 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 ettual number
now held at Richmond. The steamboat George
Washington took them to Cranny Island this al
ternuon 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 alio
The Richmond prisoners are-expeded here in
a day or two.
The gunboat, Young Rover, stationed at the
mouth of the York river, reports an extensive
conflagration in Yorktown, about a week since.
A chapel tent, 42 by 28 feet, sent to the 16th
igiss. regiment, by ite 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 Snit rain for about three weeks fell last
night. The wells were previbusly quite dry.
A great light was observed on Friday night,
over toward Fewall's Point. It created some
excitement at first, as it was thought that the
fiances might be as far back as . Norfolk. We
leim by a rebel flag of truce to-day, that the
light was caused by.a fire occurring in a large
rebel storehouse, which spread to the woods
bath 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 Poet Office and Express Of
fice, at present in the casemates, removed and
placed 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 Fo rtress Monroe proof
against a great and prolonged siege.
TROOPS FOR CANADA.
The Steamer Persia and Australasian
'am Cape Race.
CAPB RI" Dec. 28.
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 that... Persia.
They were to sail on the 15th inst., 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
NEW YORK, 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 ex
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 11. S.
government, for the purchase of arms in Europe,
is a passenger in the America.
Amiens . , 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 one hundredand thirteen
The Commercial's Frankford dispatch says that
the Hon. W. 0. Anderson, formerly member of
pongreas, died there to-day.
The Governor, contrary to general expecte
' lions, ban approved all - the bills presented to
him.. Nothing has been received from Bomar
Success of the Command sent Against
Burning of an Iron Foundry used by
OAPIURE OF TWO CAPTAINS, QNE LIEU
TENANT AND SEVERAL HORSES.
DESIAUCTION OF RAILROADS BY REBELS.
Despatches received at headquarters state
that the command sent against Lexington 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.
Wasnurows, 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 River, west of the town of Mexico, and
the bridge crossing Quiver River, 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 i not known,
bat 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 has 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 PERM OFF OLT% KLEE
DEATH OF PRINCE ALBERT.
Earl Derby Approves the Policy 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 bad been consulted by the Government
and approves of Its policy in reference to the
It is suggested to ship mirrors to instruct the
captains of outward bound ships to signalise
any English vessels that war with America is
probable. This suggestion is strongly approved
of by underwriters.
The Australasian sailed hom Liverpool on
the 18th with troops for Canada.
The First avision 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.
Limnos, Friday Afternoon, Dec. 13.—Consols
opened at yesterday's prices, but lapsed to 94,
and then reached to the opening price, 9 o .
Railway shares have been dull in the a bsence
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 brginess is doing with prices
in favor of buyers.
Pews, Dec. 13.—The Bourse is heavy and
Relates closed at 67f.60c.
[The Persia brought no despatches for the
Associated Press, and the above items are
gleaned from the London papers.]
Additional Foreign News per Edinburg
Sr. Jorms, 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
Semrphere 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 Confereacein:lBs6,
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 Opinions 117.rtionale, 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 amaiiiutionnakpublishee 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
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. Frauce would begin a war against
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A FEW SMALL CABAS,
For little Girls.
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NEW STYLES FINE TOILET WATERS.
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Rebels in (lasting Cannon
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Gentlemen unaccompanied with 1411, t. p
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BOOKS FOR cIiILOREN
A new and large misortruenr of 1;1
able for Children, has just
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Stories from the Scriptures—Ruth, ,
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Stories-from the Scriptures—
Childs Pictorial Reader,
House that Jack Built,
Cock Robin and Jenny Wren,
Old Woman and I
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Old Mother Hubhir 1.
Little Min and K
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A STOLEN HORSE AND WAGON ,
THE undersigned hired a N or, A u:
Wagon on Wednesday the 11th mat., at W
port, Md., to three soldiers at .ompany
to Regiment stationed at that place, to row
town, and return on the atm evening. ;IV ,
they have not been board from, but .re sup.% b•"
gone in the direction of H trrtillurg. The h
dark bay, with bind feet white near the p Jr , 2
white star on the forehead, and roan color
the tail. The horn answers to the MUM'
and is about 10 or it years ‘.ld. The teat •
ho rs e filming , with dasher, green bed I WI SAY ''
oral reward for the recovery or the her, .1,7
and there has also been a reward ode— I
of the soldiers as deserter. Any ihf..rm
to me at Williamsport, Md., wet re:eive
and will be liberally rewarded.
THE midersigrind having been appcsthe
..l_ by the Orphan's Court In and for the Ceeuty 9.1 t
plan, an auditor to mace distrih.,tion among
the amount In the bands of Daniel Kte-er, ;trim h
the estate of harks D. Wh,tm we'
ministratorof the estate of F.mauuel Erdinau.
wieontsco township, deo'd, among the ,re.:eore
Erdman; attend to the duties 011., 'e. r y:
his office In Third street, cite of Harri...nbure - ', 3 1.
the 10th day of January, A D , 1861, at 10 o' h ,
when and where all parties Interested may atz:.o,l
J, 81)10 10.
•to de2B dSt-wilt
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THE HOST BEAUTIFUL STYLFB AND pATITRY
Gold and Silver Pencil and Pee
In the market, is to be found at
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New S chool 'Presbyterian Hymn Books
Ohl School Presbyterian Hymn Books.
Lutheran Hymn Books,
Methodist Hymn Books.
German Reformed Hymn Books,
In various styles of Binding cap be had at
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