Pennsylvania telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1864-1864, April 28, 1864, Image 2

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The Blairs--Father and Sons.
We have long noticed that there is a com
bination of men in the State of Missouri who
were resolved to destroy Frank P. Blair, jr., at
all hazards—alike of truth and honor. In this
crusade, the most relentless means have been
resorted to—means, we have often thought,
which would disgrace-a Hottentot in a war
- with a South Sea Cannibal. When Frank
jr., was in the army doing what he
could. to crush rebellion—perilling his life in
some of the fiercest fights of the war, and
conducting himself in all respects like a man
and a soldier, his enemies were basely engaged
in plotting not merely his political downfall,
but his personal ruin. The vindictiveness
with which these enemies pursued Gen. Blair,
may be inferred from the fact that they not
only traduced him, but they actually resorted
to perjury, in order to convict him (Blair)
or that which, had he been guilty, would
have subjected him to court martial and dis
missal from the army in disgrace. We now
allude to the famous liquor order, out of which
so much buncombe has been manufactured
by the enemies of Gen. Blair. A , Congres-
sional committee, after the very. fairest possi
ble investigation, has proved this order a
forgery. This decision explodes the whole
attempt to disgrace Gen. Blair. It leaves him
amply vindicated before the country, and cer
tainly places his enemies in, a most woful
plight—utterly and overwhelmingly dis
The elder Blair, and his-two sons, the - one
a Cabinet officer, and the other Iv_ soldier in
the field, as We have alreaclt,„written, have .
long been objects.for the Malevdlende antAlid
envy of imutnY men whose aspirations are tin
supported by brains and character. The elder
Blair, for one who has enjoyed so little of the
Government's patronage in the shape of. lace,. ,
has, perhaps, served his country more faith
fully and more ably than any man now in
power. The friend and confident of Andrew
Jackson, the elder Blair stood by Old,Hickory
in all his great struggles with the moneyed
aristocracies of the North; and the aristocracy
of slairery . in the South. Next to Jackson and
Webster, the editor of the Globe will have a
prominent place in the history of the days
when "nullification" shook. the Union to its
centre. And with the brave men who now
stand up for the right, this glorious old man is
foremost, as stalwart as ever in the fight inwhich
freedom has an interest involved, and as fear_
less as in the days of-yore,in the support of the
majepty and the authority of his Government.
The man with such a disposition must of
course take a leading part,' even if he-have no
official control, in the affairs of Government.
This fact, and the fact t4t he has a son in
the Cabinet and another in the army invested
with an - important command, has elicited
for the 'Blairs the rancorous envy of a great
many small men. The combinations of these
have long been at work, resorting to all sorts of
plans to break down the Blairs. At one time
the factionists in Misssouri combined to fas
ten on Gen. Blair disgraceful acts as a soldier,
malfeasance in office and corruption of every
discription. But when subjected to stern in
vestigation, these charges all fall to the
ground, while those who Ought his conviction
are themselves convicted of the basest practi
ces. At another Lime, Postmaster General
Blair is assailed, his spoken and written sen
timents are perverted, his administrative ca
pacities-are questioned and his loyalty im
pugned—but this, too, like the charges hurled
against his brother, vanish when challenged,
as the boldy confronted midnight assassin,
into the difik, where they all belong. On the
subject of emancipation, Postmaster General
Blair only advocated what was first announced
as the true policY of the nation, emancipation
without compensation, as ESSENTIAL TO THE COM
it to history to vindicate this position,'and we
leave it to the fair judgment of the American
people, at no late day, fully to vindicate the
emminently wise and -statesmanlike position
which Judge Blair has occupied on this
question—occupied, too, when many of his
present bitterest assailants were beiaing about
for safe ground to stand upon.
—The country, is &scorning weary of these
combinations to break down its most faithful
servants, merely to gratify the pique of some
worsted rival or to feed the spleen of some
angry faction. It is time that the press in
all sections record their protest against such
proceedings; because they have only a tendency
to lessen public confidence in men who other
wise deserve to be trusted and relied uPtaias
faithful to all their sworn duties. The case
in point, had it not been for the integrity of
the men assailed, might have involved the
Government in the most serious embarrass'
ment. But as it was, the reputation of the
Blairs stood high above assault, a credit in
stead of a reproach, to the Government which
they represent alike in their stern lOyalty and
their official station.
The Removal of the State Capital
The question of removing the seat of Gov
ernment from Harrisburg to Philadelphia-was
finally disposed of yesterday, by a vote of
nineteen, yeas to SEVENTY-ONE - .sirs: We refer
to this result not in the spirit - which success of
removal would have inspired in the journalists
of Philadelphia, to taunt and insult the peo
ple of the rural districts, but to remind our
metropolitan cousins that:they made, by their
action on this questiou, the greatest mistake
into which arrogonce and presumption ever
led them. Twenty -years - ,ago, Philadelphia
had about-as much-influence. - in the
ture as the most insignificant rural idiStrict
the Commonwealth. - Whether it Wei ,right _or
not, that the city ,was then held at bay, it is
not for us now to decide; but whether the
people of the rural districts should not here
after watch with a jealous eye the corruption
ists, speculators, money-shavers and merchant
princes of the metropolis. no man of sense
will deny. Those who devote themselves
exclusively to brokers' boards, pawns and
general speculations in the necessities of the
people, such as mark the business of all large
commercial cities, are not fit to control the
machinery of the Government. Were the
franchises of the Government placed at
the control of such creatures, all offi
cial power would be prostituted to the
emtraction or expansion of the markets, as the
greed of the metropolitans might dictate—
while the legislative functions of the State, if
placed at the control of a large city, 'would be
governed by its mobs and directed by its mo
ney. -.Time will impress our rural brethren
with these facts. The experience of this win
ter in Harrisburg has taught the people out
side of the metropolis, that if their interests
are to be secured, it must be by a vigilance
over the actions of the corruptionists of the
city, which will prevent Philadelphia hereafter
from carrying legislative bodies in her breeches
pocket, and teach her hucksters, "brokers,"
"bulls" and "bears" that the Government of
the State was created to promote the happi
ness of the *hole people, and not to increase
the fortunes of thi3 moneyed aristocrats of the
We intend to return to this subject for the
purpose of exhibiting to the people of the
State, the amount of money appropriated
yearly to support the many charitable institu
tion located in Philadelphia, and which that
city loves to claim us monuments of her own
munificence, as well as the mass of private
legislation which is procured at every session
. to enrich her speculators. .
Union State . Convention.
Agreeably to appointment, the delegates to the
Union State Convention assembled in the hall
of the House of Representatives of this city at
12 o'clock m. The Convention was called to
order by Mr. WA:rNi. M'VEson, chairman of
the Union State Central Committee.
Ex-Senator &ABELL, of -Delaware county,
nominated the Honorable Joaw P. PENNEY, of
Allegheny, for temporary chairman.
Mr. PENN - Er. I hope that the Conyention
Will excuse me from acting in any capacity re
quiring any exercise of strength; for I certainly
am unable in, my,present state of health to
accept the honor.
The nomination being withdrawn,
Mr. GEORGE BERGNER " nominated the Hon.
HEls'Er. Jonsson, Senator from the Union dis
Mr. Jonsson was unanimously chosen, and
on taking the chair said:
Gentlemen df the Convention, returning )
you my thanks-for the compliment you. have
paid me by choosing me to preside over yew
organization, it will not be expected of me
that I shall consume .your . time by any
extended remarks. I can only say that it
gives me great pleasure to see before me so
'full a Convention, representing, as the
members of this Convention do, the great
Union party of Pennsylvania and of the coun
try. [Cheering.] I but express the deep
convictions of my heart when I say to you,
gentlemen, that you represent a constituency
in whose success in the approaching election,
so far as the Keystone State is concerned, is
in a great degree involved, in my humble
opinion, the life of this nation. [Applause. ]
If the party, gentlemen, which you represent
does not succeed, in the approaching national
election, in maintaining-its supremacy—in re
taining in this State the majority which it has
had for the last four'years, I for one will de
spair of the republic. It is for this reason
that my heart is filled with joy when I see be-
fore me such a representation of the hitelli
gence and patriotism' of this great State.
You meet, fellowcitizens of the Convention,
at a time of great trial to our, common coun
try. Upon you and upon the people whom
you represent, and in a great measure upon .
the course that you may pursue in your delib
erations this day, will depend the success of
our national cause. With these remarks, gen
tlemen; trusting that your deliberations will
be harmonious and load to united action, I
return you my thanks for the honor that you
have bestowed upon me. [Renewed cheering.]
The following named gentlemen were elected
temporary clerks:
Samuel Alleman, delegate from Snyder.
John H. Stewart, delegate from Allegheny.
George H. Moore, delegate from Philadel
phia. -
David L. Barnes, delegate from Fayette.
The credentials of delegates were then read.
The fpllowing is a correct list:
Ist Dist. Philad:n--Robert C. Tittermary.
2d " " Jabez C.Du Hadway.
3d " Abel Lukens.
4th " " Chas. Thompson• Jones.
Chester and DelaWare—Jacob S. Serri
Bucks—Joseph Barnsley,.
L'ehigh and Northampton—Wm. W. Ham
Berks—Z. T. Galt. -
Schuylkill— Conrad F. Shindo. •
Carbon, Monroe, Pike ancl Wayne —Capt.
John Shields.
Bradford. Susquehanna, Sullivan •and• Wy
oming—William J. TurNell.
Luzerne— S. B. Longstreet.
Tioga, Potter, M'Kean and Warren—Ste
phen F. `Wilson.
Clinton, Lycoming, • Centre and Union,—
John S. Furst.
Snyder, Montour, Northumberland, and
Columbia—Franklin Bound.
Cumberland, Milllin, Perry and Juniata—
Dauphin and Lebanon—Wm. Colder.
Lancaster—John.Brady, David H.Cochran.
York—Alexander J. Frey.
Adams, Franklin and Fulton—Colonel F.S.
Somerset, Bedford and Huntingdon—Geo.
W. Householder.
Blair, Cambria mad Clea:rfield —H. A. Boggs.
Westmoreland and Fayette—Col. Everard
Indiana andArmstrong—Dr. Thos. St. Clair
Washington and Greene--George V. Law
Beaver and Butler--Thoraas Robin Son.
Lawrence, Mercer and Venango--Luther
H. Sample.
Erie and Crawford—Jonas Gunnison.
Clarion, Jefferson, Forest and Elk—Chris
tian Myers.
-James L. Graham, John NI
Ist district, Philadelphia, Edward Cobb.
2d " " John W. Frazer.
3d " " Lytle J. Hunt.
4th •' " Henry E. Wallace.
sth " " William W. Watt.
6th " " John L. Hill.
7th " " John Frey.
Bth •' " William R. Leeds.
9th •• " Charles M. Neal.
10th •• Robert M. Evans.
11th .. •• " Benj. G. Ti.Twrin
12th' ••
James M'Manus.
13 th " "P. Trenchard.
14th • • ~ George H. Moore.
14th * ,Wm. A. Simpson.
17th '` Thomas Dickson.
.. • -
W. J. P. White.
Adams—J. T. Mcilhenny,
Allegheny—Hon. James Lowry. jr.. John
H. Stewart, John P. Penney, J. J. Sie.beneck
and Jared M. Brush.
Armstrong and Westmorchmd —James A.
Hunter, Join W. McKee, Dr. J. N. Loughery.
Beaver and Lawrence—James S. Bute%
William M. Francis.
Bedford—Charles W. A.slicoin.
Berks—Henry Stump, Henry Krause, Stro
ud Weitzel.
Blair—Major Benjamin L. Hewitt
Brad ford—Dumrner Lilly, Joseph Marsh,
Bucks—Joseph S. Eby, Stacy Brown.
Butler—J. D. McJunkin, H. G. Graham.
Cambria—A. A. Barker.
Carbon and Lehigh—John H. Oliver.
T. Frank Walter.
Centre—John T. Johnson.
Chester—Puse J. Nichols, John bey, Dr,
Wilmer Worthington.
Clarion and Forest—Hunter Orr.
Clearfield, Jefferson, M'Kean and Elk—
Win. J. Hemphill, Capt. Lucius Rogers. •
Clinton—Chas. W. Wingard.
Crawford and Warren—S. B. Dick, Win. D.
Cumberland—James A. Dunbar.
Dauphin—George Bergner, John J. Shoe
Delaware—John J. Roland.
Erie—Geo. IV. De Camp,, Perry Devore.
Fayette—David L. Barnes.
Franklin and Fulton—John Rowe, M. Ed
gar King.
Greene—L. K. Evans.
Huntingdon—George W. Johnson.
Indiana—Col. James R. Porter.
Juniata, Union and Snyder—Samuel Alle
man John J. Patterson.
Lancaster—Georgei W. Mehaffey, William
S. Amweg, M. H. Shirk, J. K. Alexander
Lebanon—D. W. Leeds.
Luzerne—H. P. Mobdy, Samuel Hoyt, Ira
p oming—Henry Johnson.
Mercer and Vonango—William Burgwin,
William Stewart.
Miffiin'—George H. Galbraith.
Monroe and Pike—Edward Halliday. •
Montgomery—G. Justice Mitchell, William
B. Rambo, M. Howard Jenkins.
Northampton—Samuel L. Cooley, James L.
Northumberland—John Youngman.
Perry—Dr. J. P. Clark.
Potter and Tioga—A. G. Olmsted, John W.
Schuylkill—Linn Bartholomew, Dr. It. H.
Coryell, James H. Campbell.
Somerset--Charles C. Musselman.
Susqueharma—L. F. Fitch:
Washington—William A. Mickey, James B.
Wayne - -A. B. Walker.
York—Alex. Underwood, Henry B. Musser.
• On motion, the temporary chairman ap
pointed the following gentlemen as a commit
tee on contested seats: •
J. W. Frazer, John Fry, George Bergner,
A. G. Olmsted, Franklin Bound and Jacob S
On motion of Mr. BERGNER, a committee on
permanent organization, composed of one
delegate from each Senatorial district, was ap
pointed, and is as follows: •
R. C. Tittermary, W. R. Leeds, Benjamin
G. Mann, W. J. P. White, Williani B. Rambo,
Dr. W. Worthington, W. W. Hammersley,
Jos. Barnsley, M. H. Shirk, John Brady, L.
Bartholomew, J. W. Guernsey, Z. T. Galt,
S. P. Longstreet, Wm. J. Turrell, J. T. John
son, Wm. M. Francis, John Youngman, B. L.
Hewitt, James R. Porter, J. L. Rutan, James
L. Graham, John M. Kirkpatrick, Jonas Gun
nison, M. Edgar King, James P. Rupple, A.
B. Walker, Alexander J. Fry, J. C. Clark,
George W. Johnson, Christian Myers, John J.
Mr. BERGNER'offered a resolution relative
to the appointment of certain committees,
which was laid over. .
The Convention then adjourned till three
o'clock this afternoon.
On the Bill Providing for the Removal
of the Seat of Government from Harris
burg to Philadelphia.
[The following plain and practical remarks,
made in the House of Representatives, by one
who represents a large agricultural district,
may be accepted as the sense in which the
people in the interior regard the question of,
removing the seat of - government. There
is a prophetic warning in the remarks of Mr.
Musselman, which it would be well for those
who have agitated the question of removal
-with so much bitterness, carefully to ponder
and heal
Mr. Speaker, as one of the few farmers in
this House, who represent the hard-fisted,
sunburned, laboring class, which comprises
fuly nine-tenths of the voters and taxpayers
of this Commonwealth, I will raise my voice
in behalf of such, as -well as every other tax
payer in this State, no difference to what pro
fession or party he may belong ; and especially
will I stand up for the men who "in the sweat
of the face eat-their bread," and pay their
taxes. Sir, it is time that a voice should be
raised in behalf of the men who feed and
clothe the nation, for which they are called
" inutisias," and perhaps with propriety, for
they are the foundation of the Government.
It is this class of men that the bill how before
the House will affect more than any others,
for they are the majority in peace and in war,
at home and in the army.
Mr. Speaker, the question of moving the
capital of this State is so impolitic, especially
at this time, that we have until recently
scarcely thought it possible that any member
of this House should think of favoring such a
bill. But, sir, we find that the question is no
Linger a thing to be talked about merely, but
it has become an earnest reality, and I fear
will be carried by the same parties who are
frittering and gambling away our precious
time and money by unnecessary and uncalled
for adjournments ; who have raised the sala
ries of already over-paid officers, and have
hooted and spurned at the' idea of economy
and retrenchment.
Mr. Speaker, this, is an extraordinary mea
sure, proposed at an extraordinary' time ; at a
time when the life of our 'nation may be
hanging on a thread. But it appears that this
measure must be carried through if it costs
the last dollar of the tax-payer, and the last
drop of the blood of our nation. In the lan
guage of the gentleman from Philadelphia,
and in the name of an outraged and honest
people, I exclaim : "'God save the (Ammon
wealth " I would-suggest the propriety of
postponing this matter, at least for the pre
sent. Perhaps General Lee will move the
capital and save the trouble ! Mr. Speaker.
I believe this capital, like emigration west
ward—like the arts and sciences—upward and
onward, was moved from Philadelphia to Lan
caster, from Lancaster to .a more central place
at Harrisburg. Now, sir, shall we so far stra
tify ourselves as to go back in this progressive
age more than half a century? Mr. Speaker,
to reraove this captial from this comparatively
central place, to the extreme end of this great
State ' which stretches over a territory of more
than three hundred miles from east to west,
without a cause or the vaice of the people, af
ter they have selected this more central and
beautiful situation—haVe erected these fine.
buildings, and have so substantially and at
so great expense enclosed a lot of twelve acres
of ground, and have so beautifully decorated
it with ornamental trees and shrubbery, all
of which required the care and attention of
a century ; all of which is paid for, which,
should this bill pass, must necessarily be sold
at a great sacrifice, to pass these resolutions, 11
we say, withoutp the vote of the people, is what
this Legislature dare not do.
I oppose this mmeasure as a matter of ex
peTdiheis capital is beautifully situated in a
pleasant and central part of the State, ap
proachable by railroad from all points. Take
it to Philadelphia and you violate not only
the will of the people, but you violate a gen
eral rule by taking the capital from a central
and secure place to the extreme end of the
State, where it would be exposed to foreign
I oppose this measure as a matter of econo
my, (if it be not an insult to use that term.)
We have here a capital which is paid for, and
although Philadelphia will promise to give one
million dollars, which would perhaps lay the
foundation, it would require several milliorYs
to be raised byitaxation'to complete the build
ings, and that too at a time when the people
are already ground to the earth by taxation.
There are other things, if we have time and
money to spare, that would_more legitimate
ly claim the attention of • this body. Our
Union friends in East Tennessee implore us
in the name of humanity, to save them from
starvation. Their call has been unheeded,
while we eat, drink and make merry by crea
ting debts and taxing the people.
We have already, during this session ap
propriafed seventy-two thousand dolltirti tb
Philadelphia, for twelve different institutions,
some of which are .bencioleint and others not
so benevolent. But not having received all
the appropriations she aske t it for ' and in order
to make her influence more effectual in legis
lation, she has the boldness to ask the capital,
to verify the truth that "Unto every one that
bath shall be given, and he shall have abun
dance ; but from him that hath not, shall be
taken away even that whichle hath."
Mr. Speaker, having spoken the,sentiments:
as I believe, .of a gx,eat majority of the voters
and tax payers of the State, I am now ready
to have my vote recorded against this mea
339 TeCenrapQ.
The Rebel Ali:ay at Mansfield
Our Forces Supplied with Ammunition
NEW Was, April 28.
The steamer America, from New Orleans,
has arrived, with dates , to the 19th.
The F)ra of the 19th contains late news
from Gen. Banks' army.
An expedition under Gen. Smith, which,
with a portion of Admiral Porter's fleet, went
up the river previous to the three days' battle,
safely returned on the 13th.
The greater portion of the rebel army is at
Man sfleld; and on the river opposite that place,
et Contralta Sainte, the rebel force was sta
tioned, which had about 14 guns in a battery
alohg the river bank. •
The gunboats, in returning, were obliged to
run the gauntlet, of these guns. In the tight+•
ing which followed their attempt to pass the
rebels, they were compelled to fall back frOm
the river giving the transports a clear passage.
The boats suffered very.little;some.splintered
wood work being all the damage they sus
As soon as this expedition arrived at Grand
Ecore preparations were at once made for an
advance of the army.
We have good reason for believing that Gen.
Banks is again en route' for Shreveport. "A
portion of our army is known to have left
Grand Ecore, moving out towards the rebel
The return of the fleet from above furnishes
the army with a full supply of ammunition,
the lack of which.was the principal - cause, of
its return to Grsnd Ecore;' and the delay at
that point.
The men had recovered from the fatigues
incident to their late marches and' severe
fighting, and were in a good condition to
strike a telling blow upon the enemies of the
A battery - had been planted atCompte a few
miles above Grand Ecore, in consequence of
which Gen.'Kirby Smith burned the town. -
The Captain of the dispatch boat Diligent
was killed in running:the batteries of Compte
The steamer Polar Star, with• nearly four
hundred Confederate prisoners` on 'board,
passed this place.,under a flag of truce. The
boat WaS stopp . ed•by -Captains Fontleroy and
Ayres, belongmg to the rebel General Fauc
line's staff, but afterwards was allowed to pro
The instructions undeewhieh he was acting
was proved by General Taylor, previonslY,
not being possible to carry out the provisions
of the cartel at present.
The provisions where brought to this city.
Gen. Mercer's division 8 still at Alexandria,
and he will probably. be ableto protect the
people from incursions of the guerrillas and
raiding parties.
We shall remain in hourly, expectation of
hearing that Gen. Banks and his gallant army
have again met the enemy, and thatthe over
throw of the rebel domination in Louisiana
is entirely accomplisbe4. .
The .4ra says the transport steamer Black
Hawk arrived here from Grand Ecore last
night. On returning' to that, place, after
bringing a number of wounded to this City,
the beat was ordered to proceed several miles
further up the Red riven and midelpior,to
pull out of rather an unpleasant situation the
gunboat . Eastport, • which had been lard
aground for several days on a sand bar.
failed to get' the Eastport off . the bar, and
started to return, but had previously got away
from the protection of her guns, when the
rebel riflemen opened on her from a bank
The rebels numi?ered'severalinmdred: Their
firing was very rapid,. .but by putting all
steam, that could be raised the Black Hawk
succeeded in escaping from the"
. entimf s
clutches. . • .
The Army of the.Gumberland.
Cniontrurt, Wednesday April 27.—A special
dispatch to the Gazette, from Chattanooga,
says on the 23d the rebels attacked onr pick
ets near Nickijack Gap, killing five; wounding
seven and capturing nineteen. Some of our
men were killed after surrendering, and sev
eral of the wounded were cruellybutchered as
they lay on the field.
ArrivaLof a: Steamer
Nth i Yeas, *Fail 28.
The steamer Chamioion .bas arrived from
with $282,000 trOssure.
A Division of Longstreet's sent Back
Retaliatory Measures Soon to be
A squad of twenty-five deserters from the
rebels, belonging mostly to the Fifteenth Vir
ginia regiment, arrived here from the front to
day. They escaped while out on picket duty.
They agree in their statement that Lee has
been of late receiving healy_reinforcements.
One of the# whpleft on,Mtandailast, asserts
that much of tlidiaedvy artilldlt had been sent
back to Richmond, and the belief was current
among the soldiers that an early retrograde
movement upon that city would be made.
From Washington.
to Richmond.
—•— -
One of Loiagstreet's divisiOns haS been sent
back to Richmond from Lee's army. -
It is said that orders will soon be issued to
commanders who have colored troops, under
them to - et:4•lY , ,out retaliatory measures upon
the rebels. -, What these measties are has not
yet transpired.
Orders have been issued for an immediate
draft in the States of Pennsylvania, New Jer
sey,n.Massachusetts, Ohio and Missouri.
The draft will probably be ordered in Dela
ware and some districts in Maryland.
A bill will soon be reported by the House
Military Committee, providing that all spies,
murderers, guerrillas and outlaws, convicted
by courts-martial sentence, shall be• carried
into effect by the commanding officer in the
Held, without awaiting approval by the au
thorities at Washington.
Important from Rear Admiral Lee
Great Success of the Expedition
Conscripts Captnred.
The Navy Department has received a com
munication from Rear Admiral Lee, in which
he says:
"The statements of refugees, 'received on
board.the Niphon, on the 7th inst., indicating
that the extensive and valuable State salt
works, in that vicinity, were weakly defended,
and might be destroyed, I directed Captain
Sands to organize a boat expedition, under
the command of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant
Brec.k, to effect this important object.
I am happy to inform the department of
the complete success of the expedition, which
restated in the destruction of one large steam
pump, with boilers and engine attached, Bevil'
large boilers, about 200 salt pans, the large
vats, reservoirs and out buildings of the es
tablishment. A large windmill, fifty or sixty
government furnaces and boilers were blown
to fragments with 20 pounder shell.
One hundred and sixty conscripts were cap
tured, of whom but fifty could be brought off
in boats,
Complete order and discipline was observed,
much to the credit•of the officers and men
The work was well and quickly done, and
the vigilance of the military force close by
completely eluded.
Damage to an Italian Vessel.
NEN" Yoits, April 28.
The Italian line of battle ship Regulantua,
has' been heard from at Terceira, Western
Islands. Her masts were carried sway, bul
warks crushed, and all her guns thrown over
board, besides other heavy articles, but not a
life was lost. -She was- thirty-eight days
making the voyage home to the Western
Unsuccessful Attempt to Destroy
the Wabash,
NEW YOBS, April 28.
An unsuccessful attempt was made, on the
18tki, to, destroy the frigate Wabash, off
Charleston, by &rebel torpedo boat.
The 'Wabash gave a broadside to her enemy,
which was sunk or escaped under the cover of
a heavy fire.
On the 26th inst, by Rev, Dr. Charles A. Ray, Mr.
Mein - WELCOMER; of York county, and Miss Elizazirrn
atom, of Newport, Perry county.
Oh the 26th inst., Jame STEPEIGNBON, aged 47 pairs, 2
Inonthe and 7 days.
The funeral will him place on Friday morning, at 10
o'clock, from his late tesidence, in Dauphin. The friends
and relatives are respectfully invited to attend, without
[lather notice.
OST—On ThArsday, 28th inst., on Market
street, between Fourth and the Depot, ea English
silver Watch. A reward of $lO will be paid for its return
to the subscriber, at tho corner of Fourth and Chestnut
streets. [aP 2B- .4q JOHN HARTIN
VOR SALE—Two small. Lots of ground
J.. on Penn street, nearßroad; 1 Walnut Show Case; 1
wagon Tongue; 2WindowS and Flumes. A small Store
Room for rent. Inquire of MILTON POTTS, Third street,
abovo North. ap2B-d2t*
QST—In going from South st. to. Walnut,
11 up Walnut to 4th, up 4th to Clissilfet; down Chest
nut to 6 3d, up 3d to Mulberry—a DRAB SHAWL, with
IlluchA border. A liberal reward will be paid for it if left
at TECIS OFFICE, or at the residence of Mr. FLOWERS,
in Short street. ' ap234l2t*
Ormuz or, Pans Catranzzammermn,
WAIIII33IITON, D. C., April 25, 1864.
AILTILL be sold at public auction, to the
v highest bidder, at the times and places named be.
lovr viz:
Newport; Tenn'a, Thmsday, May sth.
Gettysburg, Penn'a, Monday, May 9th. . .
Altoona, Penn'e, Thuisday; May 12th..
Penn'a;Thunday, May 1.90 z
Seeding, Pen's, Thursday,' May 86th.
Lebanon, Penn's, Thursday; Jung 2d. .
Morthembedand, Penn!a, Thursday , Jpin 9th.
Scranton. Penn'a, Thumday, Juno 16th.
Williamsport, Penn'a,Thursday, June 23d.
o ne Hundred (100) horses at:Gettysburg, and Two Hun
dred and Fit ty (210) at each Of tile other places.
These Horses have been condemned as unfit for the
Cavalry service of the Unite, ii States Army. -
For road and farm purposes many good bargains may
be had. .
Horses will be sold singly.
Sales begin at 18 and continue daily .1111 all are`
TEI3I: 'CASH notell only
ap*dt4l it. CoL atut:C. Q. Cavalry Bizet:La
krVAR.GE lot of beat quality of Mercer
Poutoesfesitlecieivai ane a s o o,r yt aikpr ico
40 342-40 a Ibila ltkuera
CLIAMBEREBEF.I3, Apr.l, 1564.
Q EALED PROPOSALS will be received at
this office until 12 o'clock, at., Tueeda, , the 15th
Of May next, for the following Lumber an't materi s
rebuilding the U. S. Barracks. at Carlisle, Pa,
The Lumber to be delivered at said Barrack,- bv
day of June next—material of each kind to be
quality, and subject to inspection by eMp.rintt
the work.
146 Hemlock joice. 23 feet long, 3X12 inches
116 " " 32 " 3511 --
257 " 24 " •3XB
70 16 " 3XIO
147 " " 2i, ' " SXIO .-
147 - " 32 " " 3XIO
70 - 11 " 3X9
70 " " 16 " 3XB
576 Rafters. 18 feet long, 3X6 inchcs at one end. ex.
the other end.
70 Ratters, 23 feet tong, 356 "
the' other end.
18 Rafters, 21 feet long. 3%6 "
the other end.
86 White pine posts, 20 feet long, 6X6 inches
730 " " scantling, 16 " 3X4 •'
60 t. " 16 " 4X4 '-
4,200 feet of Planed and Matched 1 inch flooring,
soned pine.
11,000 feet of first common, dry Pine boards.
6,500 feet of dry, first common
4,000 feet of dry scaffolding beards. 1 inch,
7,000 feet of common Pine boards, dry, 1 inch .
25,400 ft. of 1 inch Hemlock sheeting boards, far ro,>r
26 Box window frams, 12 lights, 10X14
36 it. Ca " 12 " 10X12
119 plain Plank " with iron casing and trio :: .
Xl4 glass.
222 Doors and frames. Sizes from 6 feet 3 to 7
inches in height, by 2 feet 10 inches ti 3
Inches in width.
2,500 feet Crown mouldings.
The window and door frames to be delivered a- f ,t
wanted after Ist of June.
150,000 Bricks, to bo delieered as fast as wanted for
after lst. of June.
500,000 Bushels Lime, to be delivered as fa-t a, .114 , 1
for use, after Ist of June.
1,050,000 Bushels good, sharp sand, to be deliver , .l
24,264 feet Tin roofing, painted an both Sid•- , . ;n pat ua
as soon as te roofs are ready.
14,760 square yards of plastering, two e ate
mortar, and last one of white, to tio pat e:1
fast as buildings are ready,
6,700 pounds of none, sizes wanted from 6,1 t. , 30:.
Proposals will be received separately for ditTurt-t
classes of materials. The Government resort, th a
to reject any or all bids. Persons whose bid, lir, a cia , -.1
will be required to enter into bonds, with appr.. , . '
tier, for the faithful performance of the emir:let
Proposals must be endorsed, "Proforials
materials for Carlisle Barracks - and addr, , ,a
G. Johnson, Chief Quartermaster, Del site.eti
Susquehanna, Chambersburg, Pa.
Cant_ and Chief Quarti•r
P!.rst. Class Property for Sale
Corner of Second and South streinz. coati:a-Li
all the modern improvements, with scat; u.
For further particulars call at the Banking Hoe,.
126 Mz,rk.:t. _tree:.
(Patriot and 'Union c4172'.1
Burning of Boilers or Flues.
OHTTsBunG, will remain in Harri
burg for a few weeks, to supply his
to all in this Vicinity who tray desire to have it appiisd to
their Boilers
This Instrument is simple and sure in its operation, and
warranted to give
Orders may be left at THIS OFFICE, where the tettrt,
meat may be seen. ar27.dtr
ALARGE assortment of Second-hand
Clothing, being balance of lot of - W. 8.," con
sisting of Pantaloons, Coats, Boots and Shoos, will be
sold at Public Auction, at CHEAP JOHN'S, commencing
THIS EVENLNG, and continuing until all are sold Go
early and get bargains. CHEAP .101115,
ap27-d2t* Auctioneer
TlEF'undersigned would respectfully in
form his friends and the public genenilty, t's:"to has
associated with him a Practical Plumber, and :i now
prepared to do PLUMBING in all its canons hr.:tines,
such as Hydrants, Bath Tubs, Water Closets, 54..a.,5ary
Wash Basins, &c. Galvanized Iron, Copper l' ,kshed,
Lead and Iron Bath Tubs, Plain and Fanry Wash BEtams,
Water Closets, Traps, Brass. and Plated Cocks, sal all is
scriptions of Plumber's materials and gas tiy.mrc- I:_pt
constantly on naiad, and furnished at the lo,rest ~ t i,
prices. GEO. A. OGELSBY, No.'s South Second It..
ap25411w Hurri,iur.i. Pi
HARtualitilto, Penna., April '23.1. 16 , 4.
QFATYP PROPOSALS, in duplicate, are
reSpecifullY invited by the under, i er.ed. until 3 s.
Monday, May 2d, 1861, for furnishing the Lulu-1 Sat ,
Subsistence Department, delivered in Harr.,••••lrz.
with "Fresh Beef," of a good and inarketab:e
proportions of Fore and Hind
Shanks and Kidney Tallow to be exelmles.) _ft
titles as may-be required, and on such cas a, , I.•" 1,1
designated at this office, commencing Mat .A 6.
The ability of the bidder to fidfill ."
be guaranteed by two responsible , -
tures must be appended to the guarantee. r farl.
me, the United States reserves the right •••
where, to make up the deficiency, chm•vb,
paid over the contract price to the pail!.
Bids must be legible, the numbers wro.t. it .cv
expressed by figures; and no member of C , "--
Cur or agent of the Government service, shall tr,a .a.
to any share therein, or to any benefit
The proposals will be opened at thre..• r. .
May 2d, 1861, and bidders are invited to atten.i.
-Capt. and C. S. C. S. V., Chief C. S. Dept.
LyYens Vaßey Railroad and Coat Cone-
NOTICE. The annual meeting of
Stockholders 'of the Lykcns Valley Ra , :road y.I
Coal Company will be held at the office of Edward
Esq., No. 4 South Seventh street, Philadelphia, on lien
day, the 2d day of Hay next, at 12 o'clock, ~c-tion
tion of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and Seren
alters, to serve for the ensuing year. •
Pres't L V. ft. R. & C. Co.
CAN be bad at
Third street, uear
'Walser - Im, April 26th,1i
Q,,EALED PROPOSALS will be received
1‘,..y this office until Saturday, the 30th inst., at 12 uL-,...c,
as, for the supply and delivery of all the Cual
required for the use of the various offices, store boa , .
and public buildings in and about Harrisburg. and for
use of Camp Curtin, for the time of sis m.,sths. co
mencing May Ist, 1864, or such length of Luu, w.IF
hereafter be directed.
Deliveries to be =cleat such times and in such 0- I, "'
ties as required,
Coal to be of the best quality—Anthracite. 510,2,
or Broken—as may be desired, and to neigh ''_,'NO •
to the ton, free froth dirt and slate.
- Wood to be of the best quality.
All subject to such inspection as I may direct.,,
The right is reserved to reject all bids deemed tad 14: -
Bforder of Capt. J. G. Jonssos, Ch'f Qr. Mr Pept
quebanna. E. C. REICHESda iII,
a0.6-did Capt. and srL Q Sr-
TIP OOMS FOR RENT—At Mrs. 31. 31 aYer .
-Llt N 0.13, Market street, between Frout ,a. i 5c,0,.. I
street. Apply at [ape-43t1THE STOFE
. ,
T PST—On Sunday afternoon, in ir
o aoing or'
.11 line street to, or returning front the Luttieraa Criae:a.
111 Fourth street, a GOLD CHAIN, for which a Itter:. l
ward wnl be paid by W. T. BISHOP, An'y La,
Monday, April 25, 1864—dot
[Patriot and. Union copy]
TVURRAM MUSTARD, the best inworte .
j_or just received and for sale by
febl (successors to Wm Dock
FOR, SALE—A very handsome Two-horse
PEDLER WAGON—cheap for cash. Direct Letter to
BOX No. 313, Thirrisborg, Pa_ inarri-tf
ORANGES! ORANGES !—A large lot ot
auliaior off, and Sicily avana, for SELIe 1./
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