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Forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us.
Tuesday Afternoon, February 25, 1862.
Tea DIKOORATIO ?) Passe of PUNSYLTABIA
are engaged in a most delectable work. They
seem to act in concert, and are undoubtedly
controlled by a full understanding of the ob
jects they have In view. For instance, the
old Breckinridge organ in this locality, prints
some stale slander oa Republicanism, or con
cocts a wholesale falsehood in regard to the re
sults of the present struggle, and immediately
the cry is re iterated at Erie, taken up at Pitts
burg, echoed along the shores of the Alle
gheny, until it is borne over the hills and
mountains to the waters of the Susquehanna,
and thence it is circulated through all the
country around. It is sent flying through
York, Lancaster, Berke, Lebanon, Lehigh,
Cumberland, Bradford, Susquehanna, the
north and the south, the east and the west,
until the people are unconsciously deluded by
such hold fabrications. They exchange these
falsehoods to influence localities. As prophets are
not respected in their own countries, so are
liars despised at home. Knowing this, these
Democratic organs copy each other's fabrica
tions, in order to give them force and effect.
Thus, for instance, the Patriot copies the con
coctions of the Journal of Commerce, while some
lesser light in locofocoism borrows the scintil
lations of our neighbor, in the vain hope that
they will assist in misleading the people, and
thus promote the situ of the Democratic party
of the north to get possession of the power of
the government. If this scheme succeeds, th e ,
escape of those who are now engaged as the
leaders of rebellion will be ensured. This is
the main object of the Democratic leaders Of
the north. Save the organization of the Democratic
party first, after which, save the Union. When this
is accomplished, a re-organization of the influ
ences which are now at work to destroy the
government, will be effected, so that in ten or
twenty years hence rebellion can be precipi
tated again, with mo:e prospect of success.
Our Republican cotemporaries throughout
Pennsylvania should narrowly watch and
promptly expose all these plans of the
Democracy to procure power. They should
warn thepsesr-tbrir -- nrarcon:
template bestowing on these who were the
first to encourage the spirit of rebellion in the
math, and the last to render any aid for its
suppression. While we are engaged infighting
the rebels of the south, there must be no heal.
tation in accepting the issues which these sym
pathizers in the north desire to create; because
there is no difference in crushing out those who
are armed for the overthrow of the govern
ment, and those who desire to aid that armed
rebellion through the force and influence of the
ballot box. Let the Republican press warn the
people in time; and let there be no hesitation
in denouncing and exposing these plans, as we
have described them, through the medium of
independent Republican journals of the country.
TAM MIN NO TROPHIES to be won or to be
preserved in this.contest. When we have con
quered rebellion and foie:od the traitors of the
south to submission, they will not dare to pre
serve any of the emblems or the representations
of the rebellion. All that they can perpetuate
is the infamy of the race of men in their own
midst who sought diabolically to destroy the
principle of self-government. In a contest
with a people who possess a distinctive govern
ment and a position among nations as a na
tion, there are noble and honorable trophies to
be won in victory. The banner for instance,
that can be wrested from the hands of such foes
Is worth preservation, because the same emblem
even in defeat and when peace is declared be
tween the belligerentb remains the represent
ative of the party worsted in fight. But nut so
with the rebels. When they are crushed, not
only the „emblem of the counterfeit govern
ment will perish, but their own names and
deeds must go down to the latest posterity with
disgrace. The flag under which they fight,
cannot occupy a place among the trophies of
an honorable contest. It is sufficient that It
exists to disgrace the present. In the future
it must only be remembered in history, as the
emblem of a came the most dishonorable and
outrageous that ever animated men to deeds of
blood and acts of treeson.
OCOMONALLT we find a locofoco journal boast
ing that, while the Republicans originated this
war, the Democracy are fighting its battles.—
As a boast, we are willing that locofocoism
should have this falsehood to swell its stock of
this description of egotism. But how will they
relish the estimation of Governor Letcher, the
rebel Democratic governor of Virginia, who
classifies the loyal army as "the reckless and aban
doned, the dissolute and depressed." If the boast
is true, the assertion of the rebel governor meat
sound harshly in the ears of hie old allies.
ALL accounts agree that the captured rebels
freely admit two things: First, they are disap
pointed as to the valor of northern troops.—
Second, they doubt the ability of their political
leaders to establish and conduct a government,
They might add, that their leaders are unable
to break down so good a government as that of
the United Stata
We have always been among those who have
regarded the British nation and government
as the representative of a falsehood and the
embodiment of cowardice. We never had any
faith either in the professions of the one or the
representatives of the other, simply because
the false at heart are false in speech, as the
coward is even prone to show his bullying pro- I
pensity .when he believes his victim to be
powerless for resentment. In this manner the
British government has been acting towards
the government of the United States. From
the war of 1812, England , has been watching'
the progress of this government with a jealous
eye. Our territorial development in the north
west was made the subject of a diplomatic cor
respondence, the moment the government of
Great Britain imagined we had our hands full ,
in a war with Mexico, but when that war 'Neel
gloriously ended, England ingloriously receded
from her original claim, and was willing tol
accept any comproMise which then could be
proposed, as the basis of a settlement of the
territorial dispute between the two govern
' meats. From our conquests in Mexico, adding
to our domain new states and territories, and
to our wealth inexhaustible mineral and agri
cultural elements, the disposition of the British
government was to pay the most profound
respect to the people and the interests of the
United States, claiming the former as their
common kinsmen, and the latter as the an
cient influences and incentives of good to both
nations. But while thus professing a profound
regard for the American people, the jealousy of
the British government showed itself in more
phases than we could then discover, but which
have since become distinguishable as part of
the characteristics of a people who are them
selves the dupes and the subjects of fraud in
government and corruption in business. For
a long time while the British government was
professing a holy horror for slavery, and
shaking the world with its protests against the
slave trade, that same government was doing
all in its power to build up and strengthen ala
very in the southern American states, by using
the Democracy in the north as the advocates
' and upholders of free trade. It was the agents
of the British government, through the influ
ence of a hired press in this country, that broke
down the old whig policy of protection, while
the favorite cry with which this same influ
ence stimulated the opposition to Henry Clay,
was in hollow charges to prove that the Whig
leaders, in advocating protection, were only ini •
tiating the manufacturers of England, who had
made themselves millionaires by means of the
protection afforded by the British government.
In this manner England has been interfering
with the people and progress of this govern
ment, the while professing to be our friends
while we were at peace with the world, or as
suming a false neutrality when we became em
barrassed by foreign difficulty or domestic
As Great Britain has been fulsome in her
praise of, and fawning in her position towards
this government, in times past, when we were,
in a condition to require neither aid or sym-I
pathy from any Nation, so have the people
of that government become austeciauelee,ovge.
Wards the American people, we are supposed I
to be in a state of dissolution as a free people.
That supposition gladdens the heart of Chris
den England I We are presumed to be inca
pable of self-government. That presumption
realizes the anticipations of Constitutional Eng
land, while her aristocracy toss up their jewel_
led caps, and clap their rubied hands with de
light at this supposed discovery of Democratic
weakness. We are in trouble, and England
believes that the traitors who have raised their
hands to destroy this government are equal to
the task, and therefore she asserts her neutral
ity. She maintains that neutrality as long as
she believes that the national authority is the
weaker tarty in the contest, but as soon as the
ministry of England become impressed with the
great fact that the power of this government is
equal not only to its own preservation but suf
ficient to crush out its domestic enemies, that
moment England forgets her neutrality in her
illy concealed haste to aid the rebels, by every
act and accommodation within her power. She
protects traitors who go abroad for recogni
tion. She furnishes ships to run the blockade
of rebel ports. She concocts libels and false
hood in regard to the true condition of affairs,
and the true issues of the rebellion. She gives
circulation to these falsehoods and slanders
through her local press and government organs.
And to crown all these acts of neutrality,
which in the eyes of honest men assume the
appearance of barbarity, the English government
is now actually engaged in protecting piracy on the
high seas, by affording harbors and signals to the
freebooters! This is neutrality ! This is the
neutrality which the free masses of the United
States, now struggling in bloody couteets with
traitors, are forced , to admit, simply because
they have not the power promptly to resist the
presumption of those who insist upon its re
The detention of 40 American man of war in
a British harbor, while a rebel pirate steamer
was permitted to escape and put itself entirely
out of reach, Is the last act of neutrality on the
part of the British government. It did not need
this additional evidence to prove that the gov
ernment of Great Britain was in sympathy with
the rebel slave-drivers of the south ; but since
that government has been so anxiously desirous
of exhibiting its neutrality in this particular,
we are bound to accept the act as another of
those gross outrages which now swell the En
glish calendar cf crime agaisst this government.
It must be impressed on the hearts of the
American people, and preserved for that future
resentment which we will sooner or later be
able to visit on the British government and
people. And then, with fire and sword, Great
Britain may learn that the unsullied people of
the United States have the courage to resent as
they once had the caution to overlook an
"IT's an ill wiad that blows nobody good."
The late rains that have so seriously disturbed
the equanimity of our army, have given elbow
room to our gunboats on the Cumberland and
glentioginanio Wailp ettegrapty Cutsbap 'Afternoon, februarp 25, 1862
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 1862.
The Senate met at eleven o'clock A, M., and
was called to order by Speaker HALL.
Prayer by Rev. J. Gregg, pastor of the Ridge
Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church of Harris
The Jomnal of yesterday (Monday) was partly
On motion of Mr. NICHOLS, the further
reading of the same was dispensed with.
The Speaker laid before the Senate the an
nual report of the Norristown insurance com
Laid upon the table.
Mr. =STAND moved that the Senate pro
ceed to the consideration of House amendment
to Senate bill No. 100, entitled An Act in rela
tion to public printing, approved April 9th,
And the amendment of the House was read
as follows : •
"In section fourth, first line, strike out the
.words "twenty-fifty day of February" and in
sert in lieu thereof "eighteenth of March."
Mr. NICHOLS presented a remonstrance of
citizens of Philadelphia against the passage of
the supplement to an act to incorporate the
North Philadelphia plank road company.
Referred to the Committee on Railroads.
Mr. SMITH, (Philadelphia) presented a re
monstrance of similar import.
Referred to the Committee on Railroads.
Mr. SMITH, (Montgomery,) presented a re
monstrance of citizens of Montgomery county
against the repeal of an act abolishing the office
of sealer of weights and measures in said
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. STEIN presented a petition of the school
directors of the borough of Mfilerstown, Lehigh
county, praying for the passage of an act au
thorizing theni to build or purchase a school
house, either within said borough or not further
than three-fourths of a mile therefrom.
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. CLYMER presented a petition of John
Banks, Jeremiah Hagenman, Matthias Mengel,
John Messersmith, Charles Breneiser and others,
resident and property owners on Penn street,
between Sixth and Seventh streets, in the city
of Reading, praying for the passage of an act
prohibiting the erection of frame or wooden
buildings on said part of Penn street, iu said
city of Reading, Uerks county.
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. KETCHAM. presented seven remon
strances of citizens of Luzerne county against
the repeal of the act relating to pedlars in Said
Referred to the Committee on the JudiCiary.
Mr. JOHNSON presented a petition of citi
zens of Loyalsock township, Lycoming county,
praying for the passage of an act to change the
place of holding elections in said county.
Referred to the Committee on Election Dis
Mr. HAMILTON presented a petition of citi
zens of Brecknock township, Lancaster county
asking for the abolishment of the present schoo
law, and the re-enactment of the law of 1842.
Mr. CLYMER, (same,) as committed, Senate
bill, a supplement to au act relative to the
courts of Delaware county.
Also, (same,) as, committed, Senate bill No.
267, an act fixing the time of holding court in
Mr. KETCHAM, (same,) as committed,
House bill No. 193, an act to authorize the
school directors of the borough of Bethany,
Wayne county, to borrow money.
Also, (same,) as committed, House bill No.
179, an act to authorize the borough of Susque
hanna depot, Susquehanna county, to increase
their taxation for borough purposes.
Mr. LAWRENCE, (Agriculture and Domestic
Manufactures,) as committed, an act for the
better protection of partridges and quails in
Mr. HAMILTON, (same,) as committed,
House bill No. 206, an act to prevent the de
struction of game in Northumberland county.
Mr. KINSEY, (same,) as committed, House
bill No. 204, an act repealing an act making an
appropriation out of county funds to agricultu
ral societies, so far as the same relates to Greene
Mr. SERRILL, (Emme t ) as committed; House
bill No. 210, an act to prevent the hunting of
rabbits witn ferrets in Allegheny, Lancaster
and Dauphin counties.
Mr. REILLY, (same,) as committed, House
bill No. 205, an act to prevent the destruction
of fish in the Tobyhanna and Lehigh rivers, in
Luzerne and Monroe counties.
Mr. KINSEY, (Compare Bills,) presented a
report of a number of bills transmitted to the
Governor for his approval or rejection, which
was read and journalized. •
Mr. FULLER, (same,) submitted a report
which was read and recorded on the journal.
Mr. CONNELL, (Election Districts,) as amen
ded, House bill No. 124, an act fixing the place
of holding elections in Miles township, Centre
county, and Loyalsock township, Lycoming
Mr. SERRILL read in place an act for the re
lief of the sureties of Stephen E. Drake, late
Treasurer of Pike county.
Referred to the Committee on the . Judiciary.
Mr. CLYMER, an act to restrain and prohibit
the construction of wooden and frame buildings
in certain parts of the city of Reading, Berks
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. IRISH, joint resolutions relative to the
abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia.
Referred to the Committee on Federal Bela
Mr. BOUGRIER, an act to extend the act
relative to sheriffs' and prothonotaries' coats in
Luzerne county Approved February 16, 1869,
to the counties of Dauphin and Northampton.
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
The House was called to order at 10 o'clock
A. /1., and opened with prayer by the Rev. ?dr.
The House proceeded to the consideration of
bills on the private callender, when a large
number were read the first time, and laid aside
for second reading.
REPORTED ILAPRISSLY FOR THE TELEGRAPH
SPEAXBR' S TABLE
The amendment was concurred in
PETITIONS, kO., PRESENTED.
Referred to the Committee on Education
'1 1: I '7 ~ 1 t Al ~.,14M_~
Mr. CRA.WFORD, from the Committee on
Finance, reported as amended, House bill 260,
an act to stay proceedings against the sureties
of Nicholas B. Snyder, late Treasurer of Somer
.3.odse MITN - b7P32, an act to authorize the bor
ough of Wellsboro', Tioga county, to borrow
Also, (same,) as committed, Senate bill, en
titled joint resolutions proposing amendment.
to th• State constitution.
Mr. BOUND, (same,) with a negative recom
mendation, a further supplement to an act re
gulating boroughs, approved April 13, 1851.
Mr. SMITH, (Philadelphia,) (same,) with a
negative recommendation, House bill No. 55, a
supplement to an act relative to executions,
approved June 18, 1856.
BILLS BEAD IN. PLACE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 1882
THE PHIVASZ QALLENDER
THE PITBLIO PRINTING-JOINT CONVENTION.
This being the day fixed for the re-assem
tiling of the two houses in joint convention
to allot the public printing, at twelve o'clock as
the members of the were introduced into the
hall of the House, and Mr. HALL, Speaker of
the Senate, took his seat as President of the
..On motion of Mr. HEISTAND, of the Senate,
the Convention adjourned until 12 o'clock M.
on the 18th of March.
SECOND READING AND CONSIDERATION OF BILLS.
After the adjournment of the con vention,the
House resumed the consideration of bills on the
private calender, on second readh g, when the
following were disposed of as stated :
House bill No. 228 An act supplementary
to an act to change the mode of criminal pro
ceedings in Erie and Union counties.
Passed with amendments including Crawford
and Wyoming counties.
Senate bill No. 153. An act relating to the
courts of Sullivan county.
Senate bill No. 92. An act relative to the
distribution of the proceeds of sheriffs sales on
real estate in the county of Allegheny.
Amended by making the act a general law,
and laid aside.
Senate bill No. 66. An act for the relief of
Charles Johnson, late Treasurer of Delaware
• Passed finally.
House bill No. 233. A further supplement to
an act relating to the lien of Mechanics and
others upon buildings,approved the 16th day of
June, A. D. 1836, so far as relates to certain
- • • • .•
Amended by making the act a general law,
and laid aside.
Senate bill No. 93. An act to provide for the
more correct and faithful assessment of real
estate in the city of Philadelphia.
House bill No. 243. An act to change the
place of holding the general, special and bor
ough elections in the borough of Millersburg,
Passed finally. •
House bill No. 241. Supplement to an act,
entitled " Au Act authorizing an independent
school district out of parts of Union and Snyder
counties," passed the first day of May, 1861.
House bill No. 245. An act to repeal the act
of May 1, 1961, entitled "An Act repealing the
act of 13th of April, 1858, repealing an act ap
pointing commissioners to review and lay out a
State road from Waynesburg, Greene county,
to Benjamin Covert's, in Fayette county, and
reviving the act of 12th April, 1856."
House bill No. 256. a supplement to an act,
entitled "An Act to incorporate the Bethlehem
railroad company," approved May Ist, 1861.
Senate bill No. 71, an act to enable Edwin
W. Lehman, executor and trustee named in
the last will and testament of James A. Leh
man, deceased, to sell real- estate.
House bill No. 256, an act to authorize the
arrest of professional thieves, burglars, &c., in
the city of Philadelphia.
House bill No 258, an act to authOrize the
president and directorsof the Black Rock bridge
company to borrow money."
House bill No. 260, a supplement to an act,
entitled "An Act to incorporate the Marietta
and Mount Joy turnpike company, authorizing
the board of managers of the Marietta and
Mount Joy turnpike road company to borrow
money, and to collect the same rates of
tolls as the Columbia and Marietta road com
Senate bill No. 183. A further supplement
to the act, entitled, "An Act to authorize the
ea eut a
— ,§eTArfEe West Branch of the river
Susquehanna, at Walton's landing," approved
March the 13th, 1835.
House bill No. 263. An act to establish a
rope ferry across the Susquehanna river at La
House bill No. 264. An act to repeal an act
relating to roads in West Goshen township,
House bill No. 265. An act to protect a cer
tain bridge over the Conemaugh river at John
Senate bill No. 165. A further supplement
to an act appointing commissioners to repair
and keep in order the East and West State
road in Warren county.
House bill No. 267. An act authorizing the
qualified voters of Hempfield township, West
moreland county, to elect two additional super
Passed finally, with amendment districting
the township for said elections.
House bill No. 268. An act to incorporate
the Eighth United Presbyterian congregation,
of the city of Philadelphia.
House bill 369, a supplement to an act to set
off a portion of the borough of Wilkesbarre, in
the county of Luzeme, into a separate ward,
approved April 2, 1860.
- Passed finally.
House bill No. 270, an act to extend the lim
its of the borough of M'Connelteburg, Fulton
House bill No. 271, supplement to an act in
corporating the city of Erie.
Senate bill No. 149, an act to extend the lim
its of the borough of Mechanicsburg, in the
county of Indiana.
Senate bill No. 165, a supplement to the
charter of the borough of Newton, Bucks
House bill No. 276, an act to incorporate the
Union of the German Lutheran and German
Reformed church of St. John, Tamaqua.-
House bill No. 278, an act to incorporate the
Westmoreland college, at Mount Pleasant, in
House bill No. 179, a supplement to an act
for the establishment of a college at Union
town, in the county of Fayette.
Senate bill No. 112, an act to incorporate the
Hyde Park cemetery company.
House bill No. 281, an act to incorporate the
Pennsylvania Lying-in and Foundling hospital.
House bill No. 163. A supplement to an act,
approved the 9th day of April, A. D. 1859, en
titled "An Act to incorporate the Pittsburg
and East Liberty. passenger railway company."
House bill No. 204. An Act to authorize
the extinguishment of certain ground rents.
House bill No. 217. Supplement to an act
appointing commissioners to lay out and open
E State road in the counties of lit'llean and
Elk, passed the 21st day of March, A. D. 1859.
THE REBEL Ornoeits buriplusED AT THE RETURN
or ZoLucorißa's BODY. —The Louisville Journal
says that the Federal officers recently exchang
ed at Nashville unite in declaring that a moat
salutary impression was produced on the rebels
by Gen. Buell's voluntary return of the body
of Gen. Zollicoffer.
Important from Nashville.
The Capital of Tennessee Evacuated
by the Rebels.
The City Occupied by Oen. Buell's Forces.
All the Rebel Tennessee Troops Called in by
A special despatch from Cairo to the Demo
crat says, the latest intelligence from the Cum
berlend furnishes glorlaus.news to the effect
that General Buel's forces occupy Nashville ;
that Governor Harris has called in all the Ten
nessee troops, and that a strong reaction in
favor of the Union has occurred among the
Loicruvuss, Feb. 24.—Reliable private infor
mation received here to-night, assures us that
Nashville is virtually in the possession of the
United States forces.
Position of the Rebels Near Nashville
The Reported Occupation of Nashville
by Gen. Buell Untrue.
No Change In the Position of our Troops,
An arrival from Fort Dnnelson reports that
the enemy has strong fortifications on Pine
Bluffs, twelve miles this side of Nashville, and
was concentrating a large force there and would
make a desperate stand.
The report that Gen. Buell occupied Nash
ville, on Saturday night, was untrue, as he
could not have reached that city by forced
marches before to-day.
There is no change in the position of our
troops on the Cumberland river.
From Fortress Monroe
Later from the Burnside Expedition.
THE BURNING 9F WINTON CONFIRMED
- 4 .
The North Carolina Provisional Election
Re-Election of Mr. Foster to Congress
The steamer Baltimore which left here seve
ral days since with ammunition for the Burn
side expedition, returned from Hatteras about
noon to-day having left yesterday noon. The
news is not of special interest.
The burning of Winton is confirmed.
The 9th New York regiment had made an
expedition up the Chowan river with three
gunboats, but having found the enemy in full
force returned without making an attack.
u g tue passengers by the Baltimore is
Charles Henry Foster, who was yesterday re
carted kill by the rebel papers at Winton.
The election ordered by the provisional gov
ernment of North Carolina, took place on Sat
urday. and resulted as far as the returns had
been received in the re-election of Mr. Foster.
The ordinances of the convention were also
The object of the expedition of the 9th New
York regiment was to destroy the railroad
bridge on Blackwater and Chowan rivers. The
enemy was discovered in large force at Winton
and no landing was made.
The rebels fired at our gunboats and in retal
iation the town was shelled.
The greater part of the expedition was still
at Roanoke Island and Gen. Williams' brigade
at Hatteras had received orders to proceed
'The steamer S. R. Spaulding left Roanoke
Island on Friday for ElizAbeth city with the
prisoners taken by Gea. Burnside. They were
parolled for exchange. The Spaulding had left
Roanoke Island for Fortress Monroe, and would
be due here to-morrow:
Capt. Howard's battery went to Newport
News to day.
The U. S. steamer Mississippi from Boston,
arrived about noon to-day.
A fire broke out in the old building occupied
by the names, opposite the hotel, about half
past tour o'clock this afternoon. the build
ings were entirely destroyed, they were of little
value, and the loss is probably covered by in
The laying of the telegraph cable was pro
gressing satisfactorily at the last accounts.
FROM NEW YORK.
EFFECTS OF THE STORM.
SHIP ISLAND NEWS.
All Wet, and the Troops in Good Heatth.
The steamer North Star, from Aspinwall, ar
rived at ten o'clock this morning. She brings
no news of importance from the Isthmus. She
passed the steamer Northern Light on the 18th
The gale last night was very severe. Several
vessels in the harbor dragged their anchors but
no serious damage occurred.
All the western telegraph communications
are still cut off, but it is expected the lines will
again be in operation by noon.
Five two-story buildings were blown down in
Brooklyn ; also thl two steeples on the Rev.
Mr. Farley's church. A portion of the roof of
the Brooklyn city hospital, was also blown
away. Sign boards, awnings and other loose
appendages were very promiscously scattered
about the streets.
The steamship Constitution brings Ship Island
dates to the 18th inst. Everything was quiet
there, and the troops were in good health.
The United States steam frigate Niagara and
the sloop•of--war Hatford had arrived here.
TERRIBLE FIRE AT BOSTON.
The fire last night was the most disastrous
we have ever had in Boston. It lasted from 1
o'clock till 3 o'clock this morning, during a
gale from the north with blinding snow and
Two firemen were killed and one badly in
The entire range of buildings on the north
side of Eastern Avenue from Commercial street
to Water, including East Boston and old Ferry
slip, and the large six story building known
ST. Lome, Feb. 24
Cento, Feb. 24
FoßmEss lioNeos, Feb. 24
NEW Yon; Feb. 24
BoErrox, Feb. 25
as the Eaten Exchange Hotel, were among
the property destroyed.
The buildings on the wharf and avenue were
occupied by the Boston Linseed Mills, D. Dy
er's Rice Mills and a sugar mill. A portion of
cue of the buildings was occupied for the
storage of flour, grain and pork. Eight hun
dred bales of cot•on were stored in Mathews'
Block, and destroyed.
Five vessels, which were lying at the wharf,
were towed ont and saved.
Among the occupants burnt out are the fol
John Gore & Co , Bryan Rigger, John Bowen,
Shipping office ; G. F. Biice, Clothing ; Marsh
& Co's Liquor store ; the office of Nathan Mat
thews, the owner of two of the buildings, was
destroyed, Mr. Mathews estimates his loss at
175,000 dollars, which is fully insured.
The loss probably amounted to 500,000 dol
lars, although some estimate it a hther
Daring the night the tower of a catholic
church in East Bosten was blown down.
DISCOVITRIRI AT FORT HINRY. —A corn sp oil ,
dent of the St. Louis Republican, writing hum
Fort Henry, says:
Each day new objects of interest aro discov
ered, and every soldier is speedily supplied
with some relic, though it be nothing more
than an oyster can. Where the big rifled gun
burst, the noise as of a dozen anviis bring
smitten is constantly heard. Looking for the
cause, a half-dozen soldiers may be seen ham
ening away, with crowbars or axes, at the frag
ments of the huge piece, scattered around, to
obtain a relic. Although this scene has liven
repeated now fur three days, not a particle
of the coveted article has been obtained,
the metal stubbornly resisting every attack.
Other objects, of more significant interest,
begin now to claim attention. They are the
da ly discovery of ,its and graves. where hu
man bodies, during the battle, were hastriy
thrown. This concealment of dead, by sink
ing them in ponds and then throwing ou bags
of dirt, or scooping out shallow graves, is a
barbarous practice, and a noticeable evidence
of the deceit a sinking cam s needs to practice.
One pond has been already made to give up its
dead, and twenty mangled bodies drawn f.,rth.
Just outside the walls of the fort was noticed a
large number of bags of dirt cast into a slough,
and spades thrown down where workmen had
been hastily employed. Oa removing these the
hidden bodies were found. Thirty b irre Is of
whieky were found this morning bided a short
distance in the woods, and what more the earth
around here conceals may yet be orktombeil a SO.
Several of the cannon in Fort Henry are stamp
ed 1861, and others bear the mark of the ma
kers in Memphis. Za the middle of the fortifi
cation are sev.ral graves, with a fence arou❑d,
made by weaving poles together.
On the 21et of January, 1862, by Rev. Charles 4. Elay i
Mrs. Erna.= N. JON• 5, of Beaver, Pa., sag. Miss , ssis
M. :HUPP, of Harfiebwg.
Alto, on the 23d of February, by the tame, Mr. Els , rxr
BOIT and Miss MAAGIS Arx AIBSIGUT, both of Lancaster
(Lancaster papers please copy.)
New abut -figments
I, LET.—The commodious store 1)...)0m
on Id 9rlc , t Square, adjacent to the "Jones Pones,"
(Coverley's Hot,l ) CH eB. C. K-517 , ,
aAkIILEIBURG, Feb. 24, 1862. feb2s lmd
WANTED, by a young man, a clerkship
in a grocery S tore ; ban some ex, - erience of the
business and would wish to learn it thoroughly. Wages
not so much an object 119 employmeat Apply a-t
THOM .8 ice Iv'',
fe1.12.6d6t• Walnut street between Feurth and Fifth.
WILL BE SOLD at Public Sale on
SATURDAY, MA.RCII Ist, 1862
at Hoffman's Hotel, opposite the Court House, at six
o'clock P. Y., all that Lot of Ground situate on ttraud
street, in tue city of Harrisburg it being twelve f.et six
inches on Grand street, and extending back to Rose Al
ley, Hty feet in depth, having thereon erected
a TWO STORY l'EtANitt cuntuiuthg
four ricims and basement. In front of the 01111111
door there Is a first-rate well of water with a MO
pump In good repair. Be
fir A clear title can be given.
Any person dairing to purchase, can do so at Private
Sale, by calling on she subeciiber, wh' resides on tee
properly. terms and conditions will be mid° known
by EMANUEL 11. IlArpEt.
W. BARR, Auctioneer. lebl4 Cl.!
AFRAME HOUSE and lot of ground
situate on North street near second, in the city of
Harrisburg. Possession giren at any time Enquire of
Attorney at Law.
MA.CRINERY for making doors, sash
and blinds. apply to •J. CUNKLE,
febl7-dlw Third street above State, liarriatmre.
JUST RECE WED.
ASECOND LOT of Comic and Sentimen
tal Valentines, at 'ilf2re It prices.
febls y SCHEFFER'S Bookstore.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT of Family
Bibles of didereLt styles of binding, at 90c, $t 25
$1 50, $2, $3, st, Si and $l.O. Also Pocket Bibles of Mt
fer=an styles and prices at SCIIIEFFiR'S Bxistrt
AUGUSTINE L. CH&YNE.
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
Residence No. 27 Nora Seamd Street
N. B—JOBBING ATTENDED TO.
HAY ! HAY !I
ASUPERIOR article of Baled Hay, at
SFr 00 per tort for sale by
fablB JAMES M. WHEELSR.
CEDAR TUBS, BASKETS, BROOMS
and everything in the line, just received la large
quantities aed for @ale ve, y low b
CROSS & BLAi;KWEL.L'S Celebrated
PICKLES, SaIJUEL PdESEdVE 4 , dro,, etc. A large
supply of the above, embracing every variety, just re
ceived and for Sale by
WHOLESALE and RETAIL DEALER
in Confectionary, Foreign and Domestic Fred.—
Piga, Dates, Prunes, Katsina and Nuts of all kinds.—
Freah and sal tFt+h, gasp, Candles, Vinegar, Spiccs, To
imago, Segars and Country Produce in general, at the
corner of Third and Walnut streets.
oct2B-d6m JetIRM Wrus
FAMILY WAbilliSG BLUE, uk t excel
lent substitate for Indigo, for Sa to at the wholesale
and retail grocery wore of
NICHOLS & BOWMAN,
corner of Front and Market streeta
Choice Teas, Black anti Green,
inand 1 pound papers, for sale at
NICHOLS & BOWMAN'S
18 Corner Front •nri Wirtt.t gtre,t3.
CUAL OIL, warranted non—exploinve,
eereral brands for sate lo p by
NICHJLaS & BOWILA.N.
Corner Front sod Mark-t strPotE,.
MVP Fruits, Currents, naietuB , Citron
and Lemons, at the new Wholesale and Retail, Gro
cery and Provision Stars, corner e'rout and Market
street, Harrisburg, Pa.
CIDER I VINEGAR 1I !
MADE from choice and selected Apples,
and guaranteed by us :o be strictly pure
eLt-d tc M. DICK k CA
NOTIONS.— Quite a variety of useful
and entertaining articles—cheep—at
n2O ATIESEAR'S BOOKSTORE.
CK, ,tc Co
WM. DOCK. Jr . it Co
NICHOIS k BOWMAN