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THE ONION—THE C'ONSITrUTION—AND
THE ENFCIROE?dENT OF THE LAW.
Thursday Morning, February 20, 1862,
Governor Curtin has issued an order, which
we print in another column, directing that all
commanders of encampments within the state
of Pennsylvania, shall, on the 22d day of Feb
ruary, cause a national salute to be and
the troops under their command to appear on
direr .parade.. This is both patriotic and ap
propriate, as tending to give eclat to two events,
first, the birth of Washington, and second, the
brilliant victories for the preservation of the
principles which Washington devoted his life to
develope and establish in a free government.
We trust that the display will be in all re
spect equal to the occasion and the events it is
designed to commemorate. In this city, the
capital of Pennsylvania, a fitting demonstra
tion should be made by the civic and military
authorities. The military force is here to enli
ven and honor such a demonstration, while the
will and liberality of the people are both equal
to any demand which can be made on them for
such a purpose.
SIENATOR LANVB proposition to the Senate is
OW to make a man take his breath and stare.
It has the sanction of the Military Cummittee,
and is nothing less than a telegraph from Paris
to San Francisco, passing through St. Peters
burg and Moscow, across the European bound.:
ary into the cold countries of Siberia, running
into Tartarv, and pas ing the northern bound
ary of the great Chinese empire, joins the
Amoor river, and ke.ips along the shores of the
Okbotek sea, and through the wild province of
Tckutch, until it passes from Asia Into the
narrow waters of Behring's Strait, embraces
the Western Cot•tinent, on the bleak shores
of Northern Russian America, crosses the peniu -
limier territory above Prince William's Sound,
pauses in Sitka, the capital of the Russian
province, runs along the coast to Vancouver's
Island, from thence to Oregon, and over the
golden shores of our Pacific states until it rests
at San Francisco, and uniting with our great
Pacific line, brings London within a day of New
York. It cannot,. but startle the progressive
people of this ambitious and daring age.
Compßomms will become the order of the day,
now that the superiority of northern valor has
been fairly tested. The half-hearted Union
men of the "border states," who have been
watching the contest to discover the victorious
party-, lipping that victory would fall to the
south, will now be prolific in offers to settle the
"little difficulty between the north and the
south." Look out, too, for like proceedings on
the part of tee secret traitors at the north,
They too, will join with the border state hypo
crites, for the purpose of shielding the leaders
of the,rehellion, and save all the necks they
can from the bailer. The man who would pro
pose II compromise at this juncture, would be
worse than the traitor who struck the first
blow. What is necessary fer future peace, is
the complete,hutuiliation of the slave influ
ence of the south, with the unconditional sur
render of those who have conspired to destroy
THE ANNIVERSARY OF TUN TREATY OF GHENT
was celebrated in the city of New York, on
Monday evening, by those who desired to do
an honor to the memory of the immortal Clay,
theillustrious g anthor and advocate of that mea
sure. The ceremonies and banquet of the occa
sion were celebrated for their brilliancy and
sumptuousness, while the extent and intelli
gence of the company present, indicated the
strong hold, which the name of. Henry Clay pos•
Bosses in the affections and the admiration of
the American people.
Gov. 'CORM has issued orders for the imme
diate removal of three more regiments of volun
teers from the state, to such locality on the
southern coast, as may be indicated by the
War Dopartment. These regimetkte are. com
manded by Col. Donaker, encamped at Erie
and Col. Leaman, encamped at liittaaing.
They are both in the very highest state of dbl.-
e, equipped and armed in themoat im
proged ,manner, and ready for any action to
which they may be called by duty.
Gursias BirrnmELD, McDowell, Kearney,
Sykes, Willard and Deliussey convened yester
day, to title what changes could profitably be
made in the army uniform 3. Their sugges
tions, if adopted, will save the government
about $4,000,00 yearly, and give our soldiers
uniforms possessing beauty and more comfort.
A Lam able military reviewer at Richmond
writes : "McClellan holds our great army at
Manassas, in a vice." Thus by the enemy's
admiasion our Potomac army has not been use
less. It has paralyzed the largest, bravest and
the mow ably-commanded army that the Con
federate states ever gathered.
us NAPLES OOREESPONDENT of the London
listre, writing on the 28th of January, states
that the Italian government has given orders to
Its oftletirs to rink the Sumter if met with in the
waters otthe Mediterranean in case of a refusal
to give herself -
Ting PATRIOT AND Moos . has had another
terrible dream to disturb its virtuous and
usually placid slumbers. It has the capacity to
snuff more than it Bees, and is always chasing
some dreadful design of the "Black Republi
cans," in the hope of overtaking and .cap
turing it for the benefit of dough-face Locojo
coiem. The last bugaboo that has flitted across
its path, is the suspicion that Gen. Cameron
is seeking to do something dreadful, or that
his friends, who constitute the Nal bone and
sinew of the commonwealth, are once more
rallying to his support, as they are ever prompt
to rally to the support of that which con
duces to the honor and prosperity of Pennsyl
vania, as well as to the glory, dignity and
perpetuity of the Union. While doing this,
the Republican party,. neither, ; demand nor de
sire any advice - from tkose whose counsels
heretofore conspired for the disgrace of the
country, and whose highest aim has been to
cultivate that despicable spirit among the peo
ple of the south, which eventually culminated in
rebellion. In arresting that rebellion, and pro
viding means for its complete suppression, the
country to-day Is more indebted to the vigi
lance and energy of Gen. Cameron than to any
.other ind4idual connected with the govern
ment. It was .his herculean efforts which
gathered and consolidated the first army which
surrounded Washington city when its citizens
daily expected . it to
_be taken and destroyed.
It was his industry, perseverance and indom
itable will that provided the means to feed and
shelter not alone the army, but to furnish
meat and bread for, the people of the District
of Columbia. Patent as these facts are, and
patent as is also the fact that, while the Secre
tary of War was thus employed, hordes of Demo
crats, who were crying, for the destruction of
party lines and a union of all men for the sake
of the Union, were also ens aged in the mostdes
perate and systematic attempts to rob the gov
ernment—rob it while conspirators of their own
political faith were organizing for its destruction
—rob it while its, glory and its greatness were
beseiged and in almost hopeless danger—rob
it while its foreign enemies ever predicting its
downfall and its domestic foes; were laughing
to scorn its presumed lack of power to preserve
its own authority and enforce its own laws.—
The men who were guilty of these crimes are
the wretches who now seek to bring the admin
istration into disgrace because they succeeded in
betraying its interests in the hour of its dan
ger—while t hose who assail the ex-Secretary of
War, because his friendships and his personal
real in behalf of his country led him to confide
in some who betrayed their trusts, are as willing
to denounce the integrity and the purity of the
republic, because certain of its citizens have
polluted their hands in efforts to cover it with
disgrace, or laid perjury on their souls while
endeavoring to destroy its covenants and guar
The few personal enemies and politically en
vious opponents, who thus-busy themselves in
assailing General Cameron, are led to their work
in the hope that they can effect his reputation
abroad, where they imagine their slanders will
circulate unrefuted. At home, their falsehoods
and their friendships are alike despised. They
have no power but to assert vile, and desperate
charges, which fall on the public ear only to
elicit disgust and a 'withering counter-denunci
ation, such as has frequently sent the vile tra
ducers of General Cameron howling to their
kennels. The people of Pennsylvania under
stand his devotion, appreciate and honor
his integrity, as one who has never be
trayed a single trust reposed in him, and
who has been faithful to the state and
the country in all. the positions he has ever
filled. During a life of toil,—of unfaltering
adherence to those who confided in him—of zeal
in the prosecution of every public enterprise•—
of moral worth and independent integrity in all
his acts—it would be mournful indeed if a great
commonwealth would permit his name and his
fame to become the common prey of those who
have marked out for themselves the very ex
cesses they attribute to him,—and who, having
failed in their schemes, now seek to drag down
a faithful man to their own dirty level. We
have no fear, therefore, for the future of Gen.
Cameron—we have no fear of the failure of any
vindication he may seek either before the peo
ple or their representatives, when reason con
trols their judgment and patriotism dictates
WHEN THIS REBELLION IS CRUSHED, as it must
be in a very few months, if no unforseen acci
dent interrupts the victorious progress of our
troops, what is to become of the 600,000 loyal
men now in arms? Of course they can be dis
banded at a word from the proper authorities,
and every man would at once resume the avo
cation in which he was engaged when the re
bellion was inaugurated. But a large propor
tion of these forces will be kept under arms the
more effectually to put in force the authority of
the federal government in the revolted states.
If three hundred thousand men are thus kept
in arms, dare we not anticipate some change in
the demeanor of those who have assumed the
protectorate of Mexico ; and as the other three
hundred thousand retire to their homes in the
north, each soldier will arouse the martial spirit
of a friend as he details the rough incidents of
the camp, or recites the more glorious contests
and iv niggles of the battle field. Necessity has
aroused the military spirit of the American pe( , -
ple Pride hereafter, will keep it alive. It
will form a characteristic in the nation as prom
-I.4ent as peace heretofore had become in the
reputation and progress .of the American gov
ernment. European governments and aristo
cracies will then no longer insult our positions,
tamper with our necessities and disgrace our
weakness. A rough Canadian mob will not,
then, clamor for war, and about that time, too,
the British gov,ernment will acknowledge the
courtesy extended by Secretary Seward, in per
mitting British soldiers peacefully to pads over
our soil, on their way to the dominions of the
British crown. Unless the nationotthe world
enter on a combination to crush the Republic
of the west, that Republic will have wrongs to
redress which will yet humble 'kingly crests ;
and rights to insist upon in the establishment
of which the world will he' taught 'alesson, the
salutary effects of which will last as long as
liberty survives with time.,. In the fulfillment
of the destiny of freedom, the struggle through
which the American people are now passing, is but
the trial of purification ; the strengthening -by
experience and practice, from which the nation
will emerge more glorious and more majestic
than ever ; and after which pore will thweaffain
to usurp its power or deny its antltority.
From our Evening Edition of Yesterday.
STARS AND STRIPES FLOATING
PRICE DRIVEN FROM MISSOURI.
GEN. CURTIS IN HOT PURSUIT.
Sr. Louis, Feb. 18.
The following dispatch was seat from head
quarters to-night :
"To Major-General McClellan, Washington, D.
C.:—The flag of the Union is floating in
General Curtis has eriven Price from Mis
souri, and is several miles across the.Arkaosas
line, cutting up Price's rear, and hourly cap
turing prisoners and stores.
The army of the southwest is doing Re duty
(Signed) H. W. HALLE/ME,
From Fortress Monroe and
Operations toward Savannah still
GEN. BURNSIDE STILL AT BUNION.
Foaressa Morramt, Feb. 18
The bteatnerStars and Stripes sailed for Hat
teras this forenoon with a full cargo of ammu
The schooner Exertion' is also loading with
ammunition, and will probably get off in the
The steamer Connecticut arrived from Port
Royal this afternoon. She left on the 15th.—
No new was brought, but operations towards
Savannah were'siill going on. ••
A flag of truce earth d several passengers to
Norfolk this morning, but no news was brought
General Burnside's forces still 'occupy Eden
town, and have thrown out pickets some six or.
eight miles. No mention is made of any fur
Steamers Thomas Jefferson and Baltimore
have sailed for Hatteras, the latter with a large
cargo of ammunition.
The Jersey Blue pailed this afternoon with
two hundred and fifty troops from Annapo
TEE DONELSON VICTORY.
Additional Particulars of
Heroic Conduct of the Union Soldiers
CINCINNATI, Feb. 18.
The following is an account of Saturday's
fighting at Fort Douelson: ,
On Saturday morning the battle was resumed
with unusual vigor and determination. The
Eighth, Eighteenth, Twentieth, and Thirty
filet Illinois occupied A position above the fort.
They were about preparing, a little food' when
the rebels opened on them a fire of musketry.
The line of battle was at once formed, and the
storm of leaden hail returned, perceptibly
Thinning the rebel ranks. The rebels from
their advantageous position, showered. Upon our
ranks most murderous volleys of intisketry,
grape and canister,.killing and wounding our
men almost by companies at every round ; yet
every man stood his ground bravely, deter
minedly and without flinching. •
These four regiments held their ground,
dealing death, dying and fighting against
appalling odds, and in the face of every dined
vantage. The Eighteenth regiment seems to
have resisted the severest storm. Against
their ranks the rebels directed their heaviest
fire, but instead of falling back they advanced
to the face of the enemy, and there stood in
the very jaws of death, with scarcely a prospect
that a single one woulik,esoape. , For three
hours these regiments , numbering scarcely two
thousand men, held their ground against the
whole rebel garrison. ' .#
At one time the Eighteenth; being partially
flanked, was expceed to a cross fire of both
musketry, and artillery ; .but :our right wing,
securing the rebels' left, at once relieved them.
At this critical moment Col. Lawler fell. Capt.
Bush, Acting Littut: COlonel, 'nesunted, corn
mami, but was soon Wounded. Capt. Crane
was shot deed, Capt. Lawler was mortally
wounded, Limits. Hanford and Thompson
killed, Captains,Dillon and Wilson and Lients..
Kelly and Scanlon. wounded, so that the
daring Egyptian regiment stood before an
overwhelming fire almtest without officers
'They fell biliesps, dead and wounded. Com;
panies were bereft of captains and lieutenants ;
captains almost bereft of companies.
The other three regiments did their duty
nobly. Colonels Oglesby, Marsh and Logan
dashed along the ranks, waving their hats and
cheering their men to- the conflict. "Suffer
death, men," cried Logan ' "but disgrace never.
Stand firm." And well they, heeded him.—
Many fell dead and wounded. Among the lat
ter were Colonel Logan and Lieutenant Colonel
Oglesby's and Marsh's regiments fought des
perately, losing, like other regiments, an undue
proportion of officers.:. .oolonel Oglesby dis
played coolness and courage that have elicited
the highest praise, and served well in stimula
ting his men.
Never, perhaps, on the American continent
has a more bloody battle been fought. An offi
cer who participated and was wounded in the
tight says the scene beggars description. So
thickly was the battle field strewn with dead
and wounded that he could have
acres of it, stepping at moat everystep upon a
The rebels fobght with desperation, their
artillerists using their pieces with most fearful
On either side could be heard the voices of
those in command cheering on their men.
The four Illinois regiments held their ground
full three hours: - Neirly - tme third bad been
killed or wounded, yet the balance stood firm.
Finally reinforcements arrived, and for an
hour the slaughter continued.
About four o'clock our right wing turned
their left, and the rebels fall back into the for
tifiCations, and our flag was planted upon the
position occupied by their left wing, and for
the time the slaughter ceased.
Dresser's and Schwartz's batteries were cap
tured during the action, but the Eighteenth
Illinois, with clubbed muskets, recovered
Dresser's, while the Thirty-first recovered
Schwartz's. , -
ImPortant Rumor Conoerning A. H.
HE IS SAID 2t? FAVOR A RETURN 219
- PHIGADELPAIA, Feb. 18.
A rumor, said to come. from Washington, is
cirqulating here, that Almgmcler H. 800 hens
of Georgia , favors d'ititirn'tiktlie . trilioii. Very
little confidence can, hoiviii,be plaoedli It.
THE OAPTITEE OF SAVANNAH.
Wen diotox, Feb. 19
There is no official data to justify the belief
that our forces intend advancing upon Savan
nah with the view of capturing and holding
In order to the identification of the bodies of
deceased soldiets, Quartermaster Bucker has
invited proposals for furnishing 1,000 head
boards for their graves.
LATER FROM EUROPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER
The Pirate Nagiville and the United
States Steamer Tuscsarora.
SPEECH OF MR. BRIGHT ON AMERICAN
THE WAR* IN MEXICO•
The Allies to march on the Capital
of Mexico next , month.
ANOTHER PIRATE SEEN OFF CAPE OMR
Nsw Yortx, Feb. 19.
The steamer Kangaroo has arrived with
Liverpool dates of the 6th inst.
The steamer Canada arrived out on the 4th
The pirate Nashville was last seen on the
evening of the 3d inst. outside the Needles,
steering down the channel.
The Tuscarora still remained in Coweson the
evening of the 4th.
There is no confirmation of the report that
another Federal vessel, supposed to be the
Brooklyn, was cruising off the Isle of Wight.
There are rumors of a three masted paddle
steamer supposed to be a privateer, off cape
The brigantine Fanny Lewis, which ran the
Charleston blockade, arrived at Liverpool With
six hundred bales of cotton and three hundred
barrels of rosin.
' At the annual meeting of the Liverpool
Chamber of Commerce, the blockading of the
Charleston Harbor was strongly denouroed and
the efficiency of the blockade questioned, but
continued non-Intervention was generally ap
A letter was read from Mr. Cobden showing
the permanent importance, of settling beliger
ent righta,and the neceesity for England agree
ing to the American doctrine relative to pri
vate properly at sea.
Mr. Bright, in a speech at Birmingham, de
nied that the American blockade was ineffect
ual. He ridiculed the idea that Ameri a was
in a position to be trampled upon. He pointed
out the dangers of interference, and strongly
urged a strict neturality.
It is stated that Mr. Adams, the American
M.nister, does not conceal his indignation at
Earl Russell's late letter to the admiralty, rel
ative to the use of the British ports. There is
also considerable differences in political circles
as to the policy and propriety of toe act.
It is asserted that the allies have determined
that their armies shalt march on the Capital of
Mexico next month.
The report is revived and gains strength that
the arch Duke Maxindllian will be tendered
, the throne of Mexico. More French troops are
under orders for Mexico.
It is asserted that the French government
has determined to raise and modify the naviga
tion laws. -
The bourse has been firm and closed'dull at
The Calcutta, China and Atietralian mails
have reached Alexandria.
A private telegram from Calcutta, January
17th, reports cotton goods and yams unsaleable
Tte Cork Herald says that a long paddle.
wheel steamer, with two penneta and three
masts, was seen steaming slowly three miles
east of Cape Clear, on the Slat ult. She did
not -how any colors or name, and it was con
jecturtd, from the peculiarity of her move
ments, that she, was an American pirate.
QUIENSTOWN, Feb. 6. —The Tuscarora left
Cowes on Thursday morning for the west
The Spanish ministry deny any arrangements
made for Mexico and say that the Mexicans
are free to choose their own government.
The Montieur says that the allies must com
plete their work by giving in accordance with
the wishes of the nation a strong durable gov
France borrows from two to four millions of
English capitalists, for a brief period to sustain
the Bourse during the conversion of the 4}
PARIS, Feb. 6.—A committee has been ap
pointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for
the regulation of the indemnity due by Mexico.
Laporte the Mexican minister at Paris will
remain there in a private capacity.
MADRID, Feb., 6.—Acorrespondent states that
the pirate Sumter was still lying at St. Bock,
and was without funds to pay the et' eases in
• The United States Consul has given a ban
quet to the former prisoners of the Sumter.
America and the Queen of Spain were toasted.
VIIINNA, Feb. 9.—The Austrian prpas con
tinues strongly protesting against the exchange
of the throne of Mexico for Venetia.
Basin's, Feb. 6.—The chambers will discuss
the whole position of affairs in• Geimany.
The progress party proposed several energet
ic resolutions on the German question.
The Independence. Beige says that England
accept; the monarchical candidate for Mexico
on condition' of the Mexicans freely consent
min QUEEN'S sPEECII
LANDO; Feb. 6.—Parllament opened to day.
The Queen's speech is as follows:
MY Loans AND GarrnsmaN:— We are com
manded by her Majesty to assure you that her
Majesty is persuaded that you will deeply par
ticipate in the affliction by which her Majesty
has been overwhelmed by the calamitous, un
timely sad irreparable loss of her beloved con
sort, who has been her comfort and support.—
It has bop soothing to her Majesty, while suf
fering most asutely under this awful dispensa
tiou of Providence to receive from all classes of
her subjects the most cordial assurances of their
sympathy with her sorrow. We are commended
by her majesty to assure you that she looks
with confidence to your assistance and advices.
Her majesty's relations with all the European
powers continue to be friendly aud satisfac
tOry, and her majesty trusts there is no reason
to apprehend any disturbance of the peace
of Europe. A question of great importance,
which might have led to very serious con
sequences, arose between her majesty and the
government of the United States of North
America, being the seizure and forcible removal
of four passengers frun on board .a British
packet by the commander of a ship of war
of the United States. That question has been
satisfactorily ,settled by_the restoration of- the
passengers to British protection., and by r _thel
iiblavow4 by the 17hited :Btatee. cknrenucuiati
of the act of viol , nce committed by tip -it- naval
officer. The friendly relations between her
majes.ty and the President of the United States
tte therefilro unimpaired. Her Majesty feel.
ingly apprecia ed the loyalty and patriotism
which hare been manifested on this occa.4ion
by her Majesty's North American subjects. The
wrongs committed by various parties and by
successive govemmnts in Mexico, upon foreign
residents within the Mexican territory, and for
which no satisfactory redress could be obtained,
have led to the conclusion of a convention be
tween her Majesty, the Emperor of France
and the Queen of Spain for the purpose
of regulating the combined operations on the
coast of Mexico, with a view to obtain that re
dress which has hitherto been withheld. That
convention and the papers on the subject will
be laid before you. The improvement which has
taken place in the relations between her Ma
jesty's Government and the Emperor of
China, and the good faith with which
the Chinese Government have continued to
fulfil the arrangements of the treaty of
Tien Sien, have enabled her majesty to with
draw her troops from the port of Canton, and
to reduce the amount of her forces on the coast
and In the Seas of China.
Her Majesty, always anxious to exert her in
fluence for the preservation of peace, has con
cluded a convention with the Sultan of Mo
rocco, by means of which the Sultan has been
enabled to raise the amount necessary for the
fulfilment of certain treaty ari arigements helhad
contracted. towards Spain and thus to avoid the
result of a renewal of hostilities with that
power. That convention, and the papers con
nected with it, will be laid before.
Her majesty rtgrets that in some parts of the
United Kingdom,and in certain branches of in
dustry, temporary canoes have produced con
siderable pressure and privation, but we have
reason to believe the general condition of the
country is sound and satisfactory.
Her majesty confidently commends the general
interests of the nation to your wisdom and care;
she fervently prays that the blessing of Almighty
God may attend your deliberations, and may
guide them to the promotion of the welfare
and happiness of her people.
Confirmation of the Capture of
Reliable information has been received in
this city (4f the capture of General Price, staff
and army, in Arkansas.
.MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
PHIL&DELPHLIA, Feb. 19.
Flour firm, but there is not much inquiry,
1500 hbls. sold at $5 25 ; for superior $6 50
to $5 75 ; for extra $5 87i to $6 00 ; for extra
fatally, receipts small ; sales of rye flour at
$3 25; corn meal is dull at $3. There is a
firtddemand for wheat, and 700 J barrels, red,
sold at $1 35, and some of fair quality, at
$1 83. 1000 bushels of rye sold at 73c. Corn
is dull--sales of 2000 bushels of new yellow at
55c. 8000 bushels of oats sold at 48489 e.
Provisions are somewhat unsettled. 400 bar
rels mess pork sold at $lB 00. Lard firm at
87i48c. Clover seed is active and 8000 bush
els sold at $3 7544 25. Timothy is wanted
at $2 00, and flaxseed at $2 10. Coffee, su
gar and molasses are dull. Whiskey is unset
tled, sales of 6000 barrels, at 264280
Flour dull ; sales of 75,000 barrels at a de
dine of Sc. on State, which is quoted at $5 60
ge, 66, Ohlo $5 OW 10; Southern $510(
5 80. Wheat has a declining tendency;sales
unimportant. Corn Is very dull and heavy,
sales 2e0,000 bushels at 634®65c. Whisky
dull at 27c. Receipts of Flour, 11,246 barrels.
Wheat, 6,542 bushels, Corn, 6 , 738 bushels.
BLOOD AND BRAINS.—An officer at Fort Hen
ry writing to a ftiend in Ohicago, says :
The works are very extensive ; the outside
intrenchments are four miles around ; inside,
near the fort, is another Intrenchment, and the
fort itself is a very good work, mounting one
12-inch columbiad, Iron carriage—the largest
gun lever saw ; one large rifled cannon, disa
bled, which carried a shell eighteen inches
long, and seventeen other guns, 82 and 24
pounders. The camp is more extensive than
that at Bird's point ; tte log huts and tents
rue now occupied by our troops. The effect of
our shells in the fort was terrible indeed—dis
mounting guns and blowing up quarters ; and,
judging from the blood and brains which are
scattered about, the slaughter must have been
considerable. All around the guns that were
worked, the brains and blood were plastered
thick against the sand bags, and about the gun
that burst, the sight is sickening. I saw an
eye here, a tongue there, and brains all over.
some of the bodies had been thrown into a
hole full of water, and covered with sand
bags. Sixteen were fished out this evening.
A Stave lately came into the ramp of the
lowa troops at Florence, Mo., mounted upon a
high spirited horse, on which he bad escaped
from his master, who lives near St. Louis.—
Around his neck was a band of iron, half en
inch thick, and nearly one-and-a-half Inches
wide, not locked, but securely riveted. Three iron
prongs, of lightning-rod size, were welded to
this band, at equal distances apart, and arose
above his head about nine Inches, with an out
ward inclination. The iron •had lacerated T his
neck, and.the wounds had - tiartially healed un
der the protection he bad given them by hold
ing up the band with his hands, during the
proceeding days that he was concealed in a
cornfield, but while riding the horse he could
not hold it up, and it bad opened the wounds
from which there was a bloody, mattery ooze,
trickling down his broad shoulders. To the
soldiers who surrounded him, with pity and as
tonishment, the negro pleaded earnestly :
" Please, masse roger, take die collar off my
neck. I'se a good nigger ; I'll do any ting
you want me. The Illinoy Bogen?, cut the collar
off 'er Ben." After a labor of three hours the
collar was filed off. It appears that the negro
had carried this iron baud upon his neck about
three months, as a punishment for assisting his
wife to escape into Illinois.
WRILLNOTON NEVBR Losr a Gtrs.—lt is a sin
gular fact in this man's histoiy twat he never
lost a gun to the enemy "R. turning with him
one day from the hui.ting field," says Lord
Ellesmere, "I asked him it h:: could form any
calculation of guns he had taken in the course
of his career?" "No," he replied, "not with
accuracy ; somewhere about 8,000, I should
guess. At Oporto, after the passage of the
Douro, I took the entire siege train of the ene
my; at Vittoria and Waterloo 1 took every gun
the enemy had in the field. After the battle
of Salamanea," be went on to explain, "three of
my guns, attached to some Portugese cavalry,
were captured in a trifling affair near Madrid,
but they were recovered the next day. In the
Pyrennes, Lord Hill found himself obliged to
throw eight or nine guns over a precipice, but
these were all recovered, and•none fell into the
enemy's hands at all."
Enacts or mu WAlL—When this war is end
ed we must probably become for some time a
military nation. We shall have to manage
anomalous communities of straggling Indians,
of refractory Mormons, of emancipated masters.
`And this will be a tax on the resources of our
growing nation, but not greater than that
wj4ch has been required to control either 8ri
,...01i India or French Algeria-
Xf a) b. 7,3ertiscincitts
HEAD. QUARTERS PENNSYLVASIA. j'i.l.
!Limburg, February irj:L , j:;;;, - ; 4 ',
GENERAL ORDER, i. ' 1
The victories Which have lat , .ly ~ r ,
army of the Union and the Cu. , : It: - '' t ' - '!
deserving of special notice by th e
~,a L '''L
of the State. No titter o,:ca-iou cpll r`... ''
celebrate the sue ceaa of our ::.t,
loyalty and bravery of our tul.iii, id' , '-'''
than the birth day of the Fatt ar 01 L
.of th s , ..71. 4r i „ ,
in the history of the Natioe. .-:::,.
Ordered, That all mihrerl. or:: 0 , 1 ,,
in this Commonwealth sh 411 11;.,11,
day next, the 2241 (lay of Fri a% “ a :1, I
.. ~ '
at 12 o'clock, M., fire Ft NAtlul, d :', .: d: ' f :
By order of
HAVING disposed of
Saddl- 8, Hum a .v • . I
wow continue th buhu l
pelves to be mdeb:rd are •i
their account); ; and tOose
them for payment w t, c r•
Shoe:4ore, next to the court
Nsw Yom, Feb. 19
F103111141L7, Bth, 1862.
GRANGE STORY, by
The Warden, by Tro!lope.
Castle Wafer, by the author o: • EL ,
Treasure Trove, by Saei. L
Tom Crosbie and his flien , L:, i r L
The Broken Engagement, by M
ANOTHER Sl3 I.i 0
UNRIVALLED GOLD F
DESI' PENS iu the world, 1•-r 2 '
1.-J lO $1 40, $2, $3, and SI, for .?.,t e
iobls y EF
A SECOND LOT of Cotn•c .lip
tat Valentines, at •ilTre t pr.
febl6 y setiF.Fr--!;s
AA LARGE ASSORTAfr'S
Bibles of differ° , t styles of
$1 50, $2, $3, St, S 5 sod Stu. PI.O Ei
ferent styles and prices at SCH
0/01 5 y
WRIT OF if A 13 MIAS I,'ORT L
UNDER THE CONSTITUTION by 11 0.
Brioney, Eeq. Nei phkt. olitki fr.
at BERGNER S CHEAP IJOJK S: 01.1:
ce 15 cents.
CHOICE Teas, Green and Black, lur
14T by NICII 11,,n
f.bll Corner in) .t auA :Cr::
ALOT of prime Cheese just received al
for Bale by IL,LAS . 1 4 B MO.
leoll Corner Frout saki 311rx c'
CRUMB BRUSHES, Door . Nlats, `lull:.
mid Bla.aeniug Bru for :;. 1 4
A valuable Two :Rory doll
f i4 11f
IX. Dwelling House aid Lot of ;Nu d, ;1111 lid I
corner of North street and ievst Asende,
Street and 110 feet deep, two basement • itelvsi la%,
ler land eleven I.oollli, alio a ever f
The building ia well calcnulated form or , or
Terms reasonable. Inquire of 1 r H'' gh
CHOICE Syrups, Coverings and
choice brands, for sale by iCl •
jl6 corner F ro n t Uan,
A situate on North stmt near see rd, 1..%
FRAME HOUSE and lot of g r!),
a d r
rHarrisburg. POSIte.IOI3 given at any e
TO FAA( EltS.
HATS ! O&T3 1 1 Cash paOat
O:-Yri uttEs at.
ja.AY 1 I--Supartor baled A
for Babs by
A. G. CURTIN t,
WILL SELL at cost my
millinery end rii '
for yourselves, Slick's Row, 1:,.1.1
WANTED a respectab' e
12 to 14 years of ag, to trik
store. Apply to
febl94lt4 N \
JUST RECEIVED 111thii,
Filk Flogs for Ladies. at
f: blti dlt
RY A YOUNG MAN, a ~• , ,i ,
13 ins grecery ivr . no
knowledge of lb bd, ec. .
wages. Inquire at ttn-
r HE SUBSCRIBER 11:1., r , ..
11 once of his g aids from M
Walnut, where h_ will keep
torment of Conreci.mar,. i•. •
Sweat Potatoes Dried Frtrt.
Al/10 RIG and Diurle.iou .0 I •
ankles t 1:111Mer004 t 111,i1,1 r:. .
patronage be hopei ty htro
meet a cent nuance of
ITP. & W. C. TAY OR's.
4 , It is scopoinicsi : .• .
tetra n Rosin and will u t w -
to leJure the htiad-i It w 1 rnlac,
did Ia therefore suite , .
aby i%.)1 D..
A SUPERIOR article 1 , 11.1'i,
$l7 00 per ton fm- ria,r 11
MiIeEIINTERY for ia:tkinz,
and blinds. aryl. to
febl7.4lw Third strict , s.
NEW MILITARY PUBI,fcA
LONOMORE ON gun shot
Thu Art of War by Bin t, J
Infantry Tactics, by Brigml, r
Silas Casey, U. S.
Practical Treatise on Strvi.cp,-1.,
Defending Out P.-t 4
Bridges, Sc., in rricrri• t
Duties of Odicers of P.
Col. Jebb. Royal, (Etwi: ,
Coppee's Field Manual for P
Coppee'e Field Blannal of
With all the etand.mi
BERGNER'S ch,•,4 , 1.
With all the new bo..ki 1L.4 ;I.