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1 1 011 TRII
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Tburoday Morning, December 26.1561,
PEOPLES' STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
A meeting of the members of the Peoples'
State Central Committee will be held at Car
etly's Hotel, Harrisburg, on
WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 22d, 1862,
to determine the time and place for holding a
Stater Convention to nominate State candidates,
and to transact such other business as may be
presented. A full attendance is requested.
ALEX K. !dcOLURE, Mamas.
Jowl d. Sumatran,
The rebellion in which the south is engaged
for slavery, if not actually developing some of
the most singular facts and circumstances con
nected with that institution, is occurring at a
time when tile attention of the world is at
tracted in the direction of a practical effort for
a recognition and elevation of the African race.
A few years since slaves were the only commo
dity shipped from western Africa, and the coast
along that • • 'portion of the territory
of thit country, was lined with cruisers all
intent only in securing cargoes of human flesh,
to be dispesed'of in the slave markets of the
worldihat offered the highest prices for such
commodities. Since then a change has taken
place. A change most beneficial for the perse
cuted race inhabiting that coast and still more
profitable while less barbarous and uncertain
for the Merchants who trade in that direction.
This trade is commanding the competition of the
world. It is of a character which promises to
increase with years, so that the nations and go-
Torments now securing commercial advantages
with Liberia by recognizing her independence,
will hereafter be able to retain and enlarge such
advantages in this vastlmd inexhaustable trade
which will be openedlirthat country, while the
governments refusing or neglecting to tender
such * recognition will, be entirely cut a from
each trading facilities.
Liberia is now an independent sovereign
power, with capacity and stability sufficient to
receive the recognition of most of the govern
ments of Nurope. Notwithstanding thin recog
nition, and the failure of our own government
to extend the sane - courtesy to the same nation,
the shipping of btu. merchants is received on the
same terms with that of other countries, because
the people of Liberia feel kindly for the people
of America. An acknowledgment of the inde
pendence of Liberia, by the government of the
United !Egg* would only be the admission of a
fect which lea already been establiiihed to the
satisfactige cif the world. Liberia is free and Is
dependelk, I ts 4 she redo is recognition, and in
return fOithis, she offers the facilities to a trade
of the richest ed. ,most varied character. Let
Congress therefore promptly recognize the in
dependence, o f Liberia. Itr is due to the civili
sation and religion of the world, that such an
rot should at once be passed, and it is due also
to ourselves, that we are not ,behind other gov
ernments in deeds which go to develop the
usefulness of trade by encouraging the industry
and enterprise of our own people.
Gum. W. T. Saaaltsx —A corrtepondent
s the st.itement copied from a Cincinnati
paper, concerning the insanity of Gen. W. T.
Sherman aM idds
"The dlen,eral' is now in Lancaster, Ohio, with
his family and friends, seeking a brief respite
from tbstarduous duties that have been imposed
upon him, His mental powers are still as vig.
worm and energetic as ever. Physically he is
somewhat prostrated. It is his intention to re
turn soon to Missouri (if he' has not already
done saYtti Wile for his konntry's right again.
Justice to GenAsal-Sherman and his friendS de
mands tha tl44ii. 4f O A4L I as to his bandy be
There is a small clique in Kentucky who are I
doing all that men can do, to aid rebellion
by presuming to dictate to the national admin
istration before they are able to defend their
own state, their own fire side, or their own
honor from the treason which they know to ex
ist and the traitors whom they have suffered to
escape. Kentucky, with all her ancient re
known and admitted strength of valor and
prowess, has done less to stay the course of re
bellion on her own soil, than any other state
cursed with its influence. She has nursed the
prince of traitors, Breckinridge— she first
set up the plea of neutrality in this fight—and
now her prominent citizens are coquetting with
the rebel government, and yet Kentucky sets
herself up iitia dictator to the national govera
meat, as annmpire in afight inwh;eh her young
men are against the law and authority of the
land, and at a time, too, when her territory and,
her honor must be guarded by the people of the
-north, by the men of loyal old Pennsylvania.
It would be far better, then, for such states as
Kentucky Ito contribute some aid in ;quelling
this rebellion, before they attempt to question
the policy of striking the evil where the danger
exists—while the idea of any set of men stand
ing up for one instititntion, and that, slavery,
while the other great institutions of libery, a free
press and the franchise are in danger, shows
how little regard they have for our national
existence, when their dardng prospect of enslav
ing all who labor is at stake.
- This disposition of Kentucy to embarrass and
thwart the efforts of the administration to crush
not only rebellion but to exterminate the cause,
is nothing more or less than treason in disguise.
Many good men will refuse to admit this fact
now, but its existence is nevertheless as palpa
ble as are rebellion and treason in South Caro
line,. We can expect to recruit just such an
army as is now in the field every ten years,
if the war is ended without curtailing the fran
chises of slavery. We will never have peace as
long as the property, slave, is represented in the
halls of legislation; and it is for the perpetuation
of slavery and the continuance of its represen
tation, that the pseudo loyalists of Kentucky
now battle. They feel that out of the Union
and in the confederacy of rebels, they could not
wield the most insignificant power, simply
because the breeding pens of Kentucky would
be passed by for a supply of slaves in the Afri
can slave trade. They know, too, that in the
American Union, without a slavery representa
tion, Kentucky would be of little importance.
Hence the solicitude of the loyal men of Ken
tucky for slavery. They must have their right
to breed and sell and enslave the black man
guaranteed in an institution of slavery, before they
will consent to raise an arm in defence of the
institutions of civil and religious liberty, as they
are guaranteed in the American Union. And
what is most singular in all these positions is
the fact that loyal men, now fighting gallantly
for the Union, are asked to recognize something
superior and exalted in this poaition of Ken
tucky, and to make her vascilating-.masses the
object of their adoration, even whi l ielthey are
secretly plotting mischief against the govern
ment, or extending their sympathy in every
.hape, to traitors. Let us be warned in time:
If Kentucky esteems slavery as of more impor
tance than the Union, lot her at once espouse
the cause of rebellion. She could not do lest,
for the Union than she is doing now by such an
act, nor would the loyal men of the free states
be compelled to do more than they are now
doing in periling their lives to defend the ter
ritory of Kentucky from the ravages of rebel.
Some of the over sensitive men in Kentucky
as well as in all the border states, who profess
a love for the Union bat make that love sub
servient to the will'imd perpetuity of - slavery,
have forgotten that among all the statesmen of
the south, when he lived, Henry Clay esteemed
the Union and the authority of the national gov
ernment, as above all other powers, either those
of states or that ofany number of states violently
seceeding from this Union and rebellionslyassum
ing to themselves the right of a distinct and
different form of government than that which
is prescribed by our Federal Constitution. On
this subject, the great Clay once spoke as, fol
lows, and we now commend his language to
the over sensitive and professed loyalists of
Kentucky, as well as to those in the free states
who are constantly clamoring against all pre,
sent or Alttare possible interference with alvery
to crush rebellion, and who still claim that the
states have certain powers which are not de
tived from the national government, and which
the national government cannot infringe
whi t e attempting to maintain its own existence
against thtiebellion of such states
"If any one State, or any one portion of the
people of anr&ate choose to place themselves
in array against the Government—ram for as
certaining whether we ,have a Government or not;
practicable, efficient, capable of maintaining its
authority, and upholding the powers and inter
ests which belong to a government. Nor, sir,
am Ito be alarmed or dissuaded from any such
course by intimations of the spilling of blooci.
If blood is to be spilt, by whose fault is' a to be
spst9 Upon•the supposition i I maintain , it
will be the fault cf those who chase to raise the ;tan
dard of disunion, and endeavor to prostrate the
Government. And, sir, when that is done, so
long as it pleases God to give me a voice to ex
press my sentiments, er an arm, weak and en
feebled as it may be by age, that voice and that
arm will be on the side of my country, for the sup
port of the general authority, and for the main
tainance of the powers of the Union."
HENRY WARD BIOCCUIra has assumed the entire
control of The Independent, the other editors and
proprietors, Messrs. Bacon, Thompson and
Storrs, having withdrawn from the establish
ment. The Independent has always been a fear
less defender of the right and a faithful advo
cate of the truth. It will decrease in none of
these essential qualities of an acceptable journal
under the control of Henry Ward Beecher.
APPODMERNT OP %TUDOR OP THE Sun COURT.
—The Chicago Journal states upon what it
considers godd authority that President Lincoln
has detrmined to appoint Hon. O. H. 'Browning
now U. S. Senator from Illinois, to the Nation
al Supreme Court, in place of Judge McLean,
Canoe m husats.--The Chicago Num has
" information from an tuiquestioned source,
that five thousand' acres in Xlpickis_ will be
planted with cotton the coming season."
pmnopluania Mailp (telegraph, (thursoat Wectinber 26_1861.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
NEW 4 F.B OM THE SOUTH MIN PitisSB
The Union Forces in Kentucky
A Deoisive Battle Expected at Bowl
ing Green, Ky.
Seven Ships of the Stone Fleet
Sunk in Charleston Harbor•
MARYLAND AND THE SOUTHERN GON
UNION PRISONERS SENT SOUTHWARD,
The Battle at Drainesville Acknowledged
by the Rebels a Great Disaster.
Incendiary Attempt to Burn a Rail
road Bridge in Georgia.
The Charleston Insurance Companies
Gone Into Liquidation;
The Richmond Money Market.
SILVER SELLING AT TWENTY-FIVE CENTS
PREMIX AND GOLD AT THIRTY
RUMORED SKIRMISH NEAR FORTRESS
FORTIIIB9 litonkos, Dec. 24.
The steamer transport Ericsson sailed for
New York early this morning.
A flag of truce sent out yesterday afternoon
did not, return till evening on account or high
Thirty-two passengers were brought down,
most of them hulks and children. They go to
dab imore to-night.
We take the following hews from yesterday's
.A despatch, dated Nashville 22d, announces
that nine thousand federals have crossed Green
river and are marching to Hopkinsville. The
coutederute force there is thirty-five hundred,
under Gen. Clark of Mississippi, but reinforce
ments are on their way from Clarksville.
Passengers from Bowling Green say that sev
enteen• thousand federate crossed Green River
un Friday. it is supposed that Bowling Green
will be advanced upon irom three sides simul
taneously with a ore of sixty thousand, and
that a decisive battle will be fought there.
A dispatch from Savannah says that seven
old whalers of tae Stomataleet were sunk in
Charleston channel on Friday.
The Tennessee legislature adjourned on the
21st to the 2uth of January. I:k:solutions in reo
- to the accession of Maryland to the Con
federacy have been modified by Congress in se
on et session so as to declare that no peace ought
to be conclude l with the United States which
does not secure to Maryland an opportunity of
mining a pat of the Confederacy.
iA private d vetch received at Richmond on
Sunday says that the steamer Gordon has run
the blockade into one of the Southern ports
with a cargo reported to consist of c..ffee, sal,
and West India trait.
One hundred and seventy-five federal prison
ers wero expected to leave Richmond on Mon
day for Saliobury, N. C., and another party
during the week.
The Richmond ..Examiner admits that the bat
tle of Drains villa was no inconsiderable disaster.
The Virginia Legislature has adjourned till
the tith of January. The Rome (Ga.) Southerner
says an attempt was made on the 6th inst. to
burn the State railroad bridge over Pettis creek.
rue incendiary was sentenced to be hung.
Alt the Charleston Insurance Companies, ex
cept Elmore, have gone into liquidation.
in Richmond exchange on New Yolk is at 6
asi nominal. Silver is selling at 26 cents,
end gold at 35 cents. Sales of Confederate
bonds, fifteen million issue, are quoted at 99
The enemy crossed New Market bridge, this
morning and burnt a house.
A despatch was received at headquarters this
afternnuon, announcing that a skirmish was
going on, but it was subsequently contradicted.
Eke 20th regiment was sent out, and firing has
been heard here, but it is thought no Sighting
has taken place.
Anniversary of the New England
The New England Society held their annual
thstival at the Astor House New York, on Mon
day evening, and the occasion was rendered
highly entertaining by the presence of a large
number of distinguished individuals. Hon.
Wm. M. Everts presided, and Rev. Dr. Adams,
Hon. Robert-J. Walker, Rev. Dr. Storrs, Gov.
I Curtin of Pennsylvania, John G. Saxe, Judge
Daley, Hon H. J. Raymond, Mr. Cbas.Ander
son and a large number of others responded
to the various toasts. The festivities were pro
tracted to a late hour, the last toast being
"Woman the staff and the beautiful rod that
evnfirmej. the feeble footsteps of our fathers in
ery period of the pilgrim's progress."
Gov. Curtin of Pennsylvania spoke in re
spofise to the toast to "The Union. His re
macks as we find them in the World, are as
Gov. Curtin of Penruiryllamia, rose to respond
and was received with three cheers. After a
,hort exordium, he said the war is not fora
restoration of Government, for we have a Gov
ermitent, but for the suppression of rebellion.
We have unsheathed the sword, and let it and
the halter perfonn their work. [Cheers.] The
Southerners are rebels, and unless they yield to
the Constitution and legitimate authorities
they shall be put to death. LApplause ] As a
Pennsylvanian, he might be pardoned if he al
luded to the fact that the sentiment of political
and religious liberty brought by puritan New
England, was carried by a representative of
the sentiment from New England to Philadel
phia, and in Pennsylvania it was promulgated
to the world in the Declaration of
independence. You sometimes say, said he,
that Pennsylvania is a blind giant. Go feel
the pulse of the giant now. Every pulsation
is one of fidelity to the republic. The scale
has fallen from at least one of the giant's eyes,
and if you want to know the result, go count
her hundred thousand men in arms. [Applause.]
They are now an excitable people. They looked
a long time at the South barrier separating the
East from the West ; but Pennsylvania joined
New England when those Southern rebels seized
upon our forts,. pilfered the mints, became pi
rates on the high seas, tore down the flag of
our country, the symbol of national liberty and
power, from every custom house in the south,
beleaguered a fort and starved out seventy.
two: of -their own countrymen. Then the
etheireal spark fell, kinong the people of Peim
sylvanta, and she fined with New England,and
the ilirne aseended to heaven, and for"all future
generations.the flame will illuminate the world.
(Applause) <There are tines when the giant
Society at New York.
can see and he can see now. Gov. Curtin said
in reference to Gen. McClellan, he was happy
to express the most unbounded confididice in
the youthful general who now commands
the American army. (Three cheers for Mc-
Clellan.) When tbp descendants of Pocahontas,
and the "shivverlery," (laughter) and Sambo
and Dinah have ad gone from the South, we
will go there. [Cheers ] They can go where•
ever they please, but they canuot take their
country from the stars and stripes, and if they
go to-morrow, Yankee Doodle and the Star
Spangled Banner and the Fourth of July will
be there in 1861. [Cheers.]
DEMOCRATIC EMANCIPATION SENTIMENT.—Hon.
K K. Smart; who was last year the Democratic
candidate for Governor of Maine, has written
another letter, in which he says :
" Slaves belonging to rebels should not only
be confiscated, but armed. Congress has the
constitutional right to raise and support ar
mies," and call upon all able bodied men of
every color and c ndition, in this perilous crisis
of our country,lo take up arms for its defence,
and to my judgment provisions should be im
mediately made for enlisting and organizing
regiments of colored men who are now free,
and those who are held in slavery by rebels in
arms, or those who continue to aid and abet
rebels in arms.
Congress should grant to all such slaves who
may enlist, first, their freedom after three
years service in the army; second eight dollars
per month while in service ; third, forty acres
of land in Texas or some other State or Territo
ry,.of stritOle climate—not to be alienated so as
to diverit them of their premises during their
Ciam Dtartu, Dec. 25th, 1861
Enrroa Tatsown do not wish to
trespass upon yonr patience or the patience of
your readers, but I reel it a duty I ewe myself
and company, to return through your columns,
our thanks for favors received since we arrived
in Camp Curtin. First, I must speak of Capt.
R. J. Dodge, transportation and disbursing offi
cer of the U. S. Army. I never had the plea
sure of his acquaintance until yesterday. I
found him to be a gt-ntleman and a scholar,
nonest and upright, with a determination to do
his duty and prevent the Government from be
ing swindled by sharpers and speculators. He
is truly the right man in the right place, and
we can assure you, if all the officers in the ser
vice of the United States are as faithful as he,
the tax-payers will have no reason to complain,
and the interests of the government will be
The next gentleman of whom we desire to
speak, is Semi. D. Young, Division euperinten
dant of the P. R. R He has by his repeated
acts of kindness, placed us under lasting obli
gdtions. We have known him for several years,
and we would be false to ourself if we were to
speak of Mr. Young, only in terms of highest
praise. When we needed a friend we have ever
found Mr. Young ready and willing to aid us.
Gentlemanly in his deportment, the P. R. R.
cannot do better than to keep him where he is,
or say unto him, (for past services) well done
good and faithful servant, come up higher. We
know that a gentleman of his character and
ability cannot fail to make his Mark in the
world, and climb high on the ladder of fame.
And now Mr. Editor, excuse me while I men
tion the name of Wm. Dock jr., & Co., oppa
site the Court House, Harrisburg, PetmayLva
nia, wholesale dealers irkselected family grocer
ulk'.ll,4, have placed the ; Sharp Shooters under
lasting obligations to them. They have shown
themselves to be true Union men and friends of
the soldier by pmsenth* my company .with a
moist magnificent Christmas gilt. It cheered
thrthearts of my brave men and soldiers, who
were rejoiced to know that, notwithstanding
they have left comfortable homes for the sake
of the Constitution and the Union, they have
friends in Harrisburg who feel a deep interest
in their welfare,-and who are determined- that
the "bold soldier boy" shall not suffer while
he remains in your benevolent city, the capital
of the greatest and proudest State in this Union.
Long may Messrs. Dock jr., & Co. wave, and
may other merchants and business men of Har
risburg profit by their noble example. We call
upon all the officers and soldiers of Camp Cur
tin to remember Messrs. Dock & Co.
In:the meantime Kr. Editor, I would like to
enquire what has become of your Bible Society ?
Our Sharp Shooters want bibles. With our
bibles in our pockets and our Millie rifles on
our shoulders we are ready to battle for God
and the right, knowing that we will prove suc
cessful, and our glorious Constitution be main
tained. W. W. Beows,
. Capt. Sharp Shooters.
The members of Capt. Dorsheimer's company,
now in Camp Curtin, take the earliest opportu
nity of returning their acknowledgments to
Hrs. Jesse Engles, of York, for the bountiful
Christmas dinner of turkey, chickens, pies,
cakes, &c., &0., which she had the kindness to
send to Camp. The happy recipients express
the hope that the fair donor may live to enjoy
the return of many a happy Christmas ; and
that her pathway through life may be strewn
with the brightest flowers.
CARP Quaint, Dec. 26, 1861
Pron our Morning Edition of Yesterday.
The Battle of D ' iaineeville.
[For the Telegraph.]
Wei have been kindly permitted to make the
following extract from a private letter written
by one of the volunteers of Gen. McCall's divi
sion, engaged in the recent battle at Drainer,-
We have been doing a large business since I
last wrote you. On last Friday morning, before
daylight, we were ordered out on a foraging
anti; icouting expedition. We left our wagons
about four miles from Draineaville, to gather
forxe, and we proceeded to the town. We
we into the town without firing a single shot.
We lkad not been there more than live minutes,
wOn we heard pretty sharp firing going on
with the skirmishers. In an instant the artil
lery came &Bid/1g down the road at the rate
of /.40 when their largest gun upset. We im
mediately retreated back about 400 yards where
[he artOlery was stationed, and soon got the
dismounted gun into its place when it got into
line. The rebels then commenced to treat us
to a dose of grape and canister. Our General
gave the command "down boys, down," when
immediately we fell flat on the ground. We
laid there 10 or 15 minutes with their shells
bursting all around and about us. Our General
then came riding along and inquired what regi
ment this was Lieut. Vance immediately re
plied, the bloody 6th. The General then said,
"6th regiment, charge and take that battery."
We immediately arose and charged across the
road into an open field, and then into a woods
where the rebel infantry attacked us. We im
mediately fired upon them, and kept firing for
an hour and a half, when they retreated. We
then made another charge for the battery but
were haltel by Col. Kane, of the Bucktails.
His object in dqing so was to get-his regiment
to storm the battery. Had this not been done
we would have taken their battery, but in so
doing they escaped. We chased them for three
miles when we gave up the pursuit. We killed
and wounded about 150 rebels, besides taking a
number of prisoners.
They no doubt took a great number of dead
and wounded with them, as there was trails of
bibod as far. Os we pursued them. Their artil
lery was badly cut up by our artillery and _their
infantry ski terribly. They had a 'great
des ii the ad tags of as-they had their. bat
?planted and infaatry c4nclial4h l 6.4eavY
thicket, and we had nothing but an open wood,
If we would of had their position it would have
been impossible to drive us out. After they
retreated and we got into their ambush we saw
some horrible s, ectacles, every few steps we
came on some rebel who was either dead or dy
ing. Some of our fdlows would help them out
of this world by running them through with
their bayonets. Some were without arms, some
without legs, some shot in the breast. some in
the head, and others in different ple:es I one
place I saw two rebels lying side by side with
out heads. Captain Easton came down in
the woods after his battery quit firing, to see
how things looked. He saw a hat lying there
and when he picked it up he found it
contained the upper part of a man's
head. We captured more than we could bring
away in the stiape of blankets, muskets, small
arms, &c. We also brought with us two cais
sons. The second shot our battery fired struck
one of their caissons and blew it up. The way
they shot at us was a elution, most of their
shots being too high. I was standing behind a
large chestnut tree loading and firing, and
when I came out I took a look at the tree and
found it pretty well patched up with bullet
holes. I only got aim at one fellow and I as
sure you he bit the dust rather suddenly.
Sometimes I actually thought it was raining
bullets. Their forces consisted of the Sixth
South Carolina volunteers, Ninth South Caro
lina, Tenth Alabama 'sharp shooters, a brag
Kentucky regiment, a regiment of cavalry with
black horses, supposed to be the famous "Black
gorse cavalry" and a battery of six guns ; the
it, hole under the command of General Stuart.
Our forces consisted of Gen. Ord's Third
Brigade of Pentsylvania . llegerves Corps, com
prising the Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth and Sixth
regiments, five hundred cavalry from Col.
Bayard's First Pennsylvania cavalry, Com
pany A, Captain Easton of Campbell's Ar
tillery with four guns and the Bucktail
regiment. The Tenth an.i Twelfth were
not in the fight, they were held back as
a reserve. Our cannonading was heard at our
headquarters and immediately reinforcements
were sent to us, but did not arrive till after the
battle. One prisoner told us the reason they
fought so hard was because they had been told
that three of their regiments could whip the
whole Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. He said
they had heard so much talk about the H-serve
that they wanted to have a chance at us but
he says he thinks they have enough of us by
this time. He says we fought more like devils
than men. He belonged to the Alabama hharp
shooters. He said they had not fired upon us,
and that their Colonel gave them.orders to load
and come to a, charge bayonet, and as soon as
we came out of the woods, to advance and fire
and cuarge upon us. But he continued, "it got
entirely too hot for them." He said it almost
hailed bells. "There," he said, "is where we
suffered most " All this he told in presence of
our officers. I cannot describe the feelings I
kad when I first went into battle. We all had
our canteens full of water when we first went
in and in ten minutes we had none. Then com
menced the suffering—every one wanted water
to wet his mouth but it could nut be had. We
done without water all afternoon. Our killed
and wounded, Ido not tuink, will amount to
thirty. There was only one man wounded in
our company and he died last night—Mr. Wm.
Van Dyke, of Juniata county.
It is likely we will go out again ou Monday
or Tuesday. Yours, J. W. Aamernoso.
111 a ri
Thantday evening, Nov. 28W, by the Rev. C. A.
Ray, Mr. Gmettai A Lanus, of iididoletown, o Mien
MARIAN A. Keenan, of thin city.
PROPOSALS FOR ARMY SUPPLIES
OFFICE OF COEMESEKRY OF SUBSISTENCE,
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 28, 1861.
PatOPOSALS will be-reccived at tbla office
until 12 o'clock, M., the 2d day of January,
1882, for furnishing for the use of the United
States army, at such times and in such quanti
ties as may , be required during the month of
January, the following Sutsistence Stord), viz :
800 barrels Mess Pork.
500 " Extra Superfine Flour.
250 bushels first quality new White Beans,
in good dry barrels.
10,000 pounds prime Rice, in good flour bar
10,000 pounds prime Rio Coffee, in barrels.
20,000 " light yellow Sugar, in barrels.
600 gallons Vinegar.
500 " good Molasses or Syrup in bar
4,000 pounds good hard Soap, fall weight.
Samples in boxes distinctly marked, to ac
company Proposals for all articles except meat.
All of the articles to be of the best quality,
securely packed, and in perfect order for trans
Bids will include packages and delivery at
the Commissary's Stores at this place.
The meat will be inspected and passed upon
by parties from this office, on the part of the
All the Stores will be carefully inspected, and
compared with the retained samples.
Return of weights signed by a public weightr
must be furnished whenever required.
Each bid must have a printed copy of the
advertisement pasted at its head, and must be
specific in complying with all the-terms.
Payments to be made in such funds as may
be on hand. If none on hand, to /be made as
soon as received.
Proposals to be endorsed "Proposals for Sub
sistenee Stores," and directed to
CAPTAIN H. JONES BROOKE,
O. S. Vol. Ser 11. S. A.
dec26•dtd Harrisburg, Pa.
FOR THE HOLIDAYSI
A FEW FANCY BOXES,
Sniteble for work boxes.
A FEW SMALL CABAS,
For little Girls.
LADIES PURSES and PORTEMONAIS,
A splended assortment.
NEW STYLES FINE TOILET WATER
BOXES FINE TOILET SOAP for SI 00
Call and ace the varieties that we are unable to notice
to as advernsament.
KFILJIIVi Drug Blare.
de23 91 Market street
A LARGE STOCK OF
3E" 17 R. IS I
RICH DARK SHADES.
VERY CHEAP GOODS FOR THE
At CATEICARr S,
de23 Next door to the Harrisburg Bick.
New Sohool Presbyterian Hymn Books
Old School Presbyterian Hymn Books,
Lutheran Hymn Books,
Methodist Hymn Books.
_German Reformed Hymn Books.
In vayingnistylen of Binding cawbe hadlit
• EtißtaNfilefßoOK, BYOBB.
IN TIIEIR GRAND CO CERIS ,
CHRISTMAS DAY, TWO PERFORIANUS,
Thursday Evening, December 26th,
Doors open at 6i. Co mmences at 7.
BOOKS FOR iiilLDlqv
Anew and large aa , ortam lt
able for Chitdree ha. 1 , , b.,
meat, will be ful.n.l an [ll,ll, v.t,i
Indestructible Pleason Books wi t h
A full assortment of th , L st• p t .
Books priuttli fine ling e
Stories from the t 4 cripture:
Stories from the t•erivrgres D. , .
Stories from the Scrlpturch--,,,„
Flonse that Jack Built,
co c k Robin aud
Old WonamL a •.I
Farmer B t.0 ..r
"Soe , il th- 1.1
Ohl M...tltor I,
th, \. •
In addition to the above I tio
sortment bound JUVENILE
BIBLES, PRAYER &C
BIBLES for 57 c , nts,
BIBLES ha 50 4-elan,
BIBLES , or 75 cents.
BIBLES for Si.
BIBLE • for SI 23.
BIBLV.s f .r Si
BIBLES f .r ;it
BIBLE- f.. 1
B 101 , 4- 1.),
PRAYER BOOKS Al' ALL
All the latest Books publish it alt 1:
ceived and sold at the I;,we-t ;,;;-;
Examine the stock.
A STOLEN HORSE AND WAGJ
rI'HE undeDigned hirott
W ;gon on Wedoe+. ay th • lldir.l tr
port, lid., to three :01•Ilero o, coin '• •
is Seaboard Motioned at th o I t
town. end ralliso out the a 101 0 ev , u. og, • r• r •
they hare not. hero l'e i d ,r. ; L.
gone in the direction o II.; n..n; re. I r h
dark nay, with tied teat whim Lett- t ,ct • .'t
white star o • the for ue.l, , ; " P
she tan. 1 hone Itltt J P
and is ab ha 10 0.. .2.3r.•arti It. •-•w
horse t pine. with dlioner, ! - .
oral reward for th • re nri•ry iir to. ,
and , h.ret 448 shin tame a rrw,r , l • t • ,• •
of she soldiers as deserovs. Ar,y to .
to lao at WilliantlXirt, st,l rtt:tr..v
nod will hn liberally niSardr , l.
de234130 11 ; ' •.
THE undersignnd haviug :,! r ?
by the Orph Gunn in an . W - :! I L . ,.
en auditor to ms .° digtrA, ,, t‘ n our.• -
the amount la the bawls or laud& K...er td,
the estate of Wares I. Whitm n, it. c'. , • -
ai 4 nlstrator of the estate of Kilainie Er c.
liViconiac° township, deed, an ug tn. r
Erdman, wth attend W for dat , r.s tw. au a m.-'
his t taco In Tatra street, cit.
the 10th day or JAnuitry, A D, Ihdl. si It .
when and a bare all triune., intered , i 1.1.1
"THE PEA kIIOHIIER THAN al
-,11.E LA ktGEST
THE MOST BEAUrIFITL r 3 S A SD
Gold and Silver Pencil and Peu
In the market, is to be .ound at
BERGNER'S CHEAP BOOK-I ,:,L.
RUBBER GOODS !
Rubber Ra: tire,
Rubber 'Fels ¢eurcdl} at
PORT FOLIOS—WfiI riNG DyK
N entire new assortment of tiles:: u,LI
ticles just opened at
BERGNER'S Cheap Bty,ktorr,
HAY ! HAY ! !—Superior b,LI.;
for sale by
GOLD PENB I—The 1 eigust al,l
stook, from $l.OO $4 0
u.M 01 -3 3
NEW DRESS GOOD: 3.
Plain and Figured Repo,
Rich Figured all Wool De
Plain tiericioes and C a stlineres,
Fancy Parity Dare S:lks,
Superior Plain Colo ed
Warranted inakcs or plain
New Styles Low laud ,tw6
At CA. lICART s Eht. l l ll
Next door to the Ekrrltourg think .
No. 69, Markel Jtr , et, below 7h"`h
M. H. LEE,
MANUFACTURER. OF IDIBIELLAS,
PARS ,, LS and WAL,RIN;i C'S.i. will ''' ' l ' ll
gouda at IAAVEK PoiCIF..:i r ban can bo two to In our 0
the Eastern cider. Lour t - y rn rthA t; will d, 0, 12-,
call and exatnir e priers and galley, at,d e. rom•-‘d iy_
1,,, - .-
3 Wee of Ma Net ,[1:.!1
SCREFFB I.L'S BOOK
(Near the t
JUST 11E0E1 V Et) Inmi IfE he
viiis a to . tot tirp, d M 6 .11,
VAPsd p wasell we will sell :a SI .:;) per, re,ty
0 per rear
for Nal,: i• , :es u l ,roue
the latest and very haadsome onbort,
$3.50 for 1000 W ENVFI.OII,3,
pstreutio emblems, pruned iu two cwor?.
cu OW. Ttlk: .Y. ,0110.
, FAM EitS.
ogs g. VIO LET,.
ATa OATS 1 1 CJsh paid for Oats
JAME -, M.