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FRIDAY EVENING, MAY G. 1864
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT,
The War Debts.
One of the main arguments of the copper
head orators and organs, when they are en
gaged in assailing the Government, consists
of the declaration that the resources and labor
of the country mill prove inadequate to the,
payment of the "war debts." If this decla
ration was made with an honest purpose to
warn the nation from any actual extravagance,
or to guide those in authority from error, we
would in duty bound be compelled to accept
the admonition. But the allusion to the war
debt, and the charge of extravagance, by the
copperhead orators and organs, are indulged
in more to destroy confidence in the national
credit, than to counsel those engaged in the
direction of national affairs, to be discreet in
the management of its finances. If the copi*-
head leaders can.bring disaster to our finances,
defeat to our armies will naturally follow.
Hence the persistent effort to decry the credit
and reproach the financial operations of the
Government. But while we are constrained ;
to despise these petty plots of our political
opponents to circumvent the Government in
all its efforts to - put an end to the slave
holders' rebellion, we must take . counsel of
ourselves, and jealously guard not only the
national credit, but the credit of our wards,
cities, boroughs, townships and emmties.—
It is not the debt of the National Gov
ernment that should appal or, even for a mo
ment, startle any man, as every dollar of that
apparently immense expenditure was disbursed
for a just and a necessary purpose. When
the war is over the National Government will
derive a revenue.from its trade with Europe
and the sale of its public lands, which will be
ample to meet the interest of our debt, and
eventually cancel the whole indebtedness.—
A.ud beside all this, we have a right to expect
that the sale of the confiscated lands of trai
tors will contribute largely to the liquidation
of the public debt, so that in reality we have
no reason to apprehend danger or financial
depression from the liabilities of the National
Government. The Nation is capable of car
rying millions of indebtedness without esteem
ing it a burden. But while the Nation is thus
able to incur debt, it becomes a question whe
ther the different municipalities, townships,
and counties in the country are not unwisely
adding to their indebtedness, and whether from
this indebtedness, great suffering will not
eventually follow. Wards, cities and counties
have been exhibiting their munificence to such
a degree that it is now impossible to conduct
the most ordinary operations in favor of the
Government, without expending large sums
of money. Indeed, by a sort of system which
no one will want shortly to father, and from
the responsibilities of which we are sure
to suffer, every man has been taught to
believe that there is money—nothing but
money vast and incalculable sums of
lucre in the service of the Nation. With
the knowledge that the expense of this
war must form a National debt partly to
be liquidated by the labor of the land—with
the fact that the States are adding to their in
debtedness, the extravagance of municipalities
is unabated—vast sums are stiltedly appro
priated by wards and districts for bounties—
great debts are incurred to prevent the opera
tion of the draft—and thus the country seems
actually to have become insane on the subject
of money. The aggregate of these liabilities,
and the pressing necessities which will be cre
• ated by the' demands for liquidation, will some
day become productive of great evil. And
what adds to the evil now, is the fact that by
all these vast disbursements, a very small
share finds its way to relieve the families of
the soldiers for whose benefit such appropria
tions are made. Of the money which has been
expended in bounties, when we calculate the
amount which the officers in command of
companies and regiments have dishonestly
deprived the private soldier, the sums which
bounty agents have managed to filch from the
veteran and the raw recruit, with the incaleu-
lable thousands that have been squandered at
the gaming table and among harlots, it will
be seen that the object to relieve the soldier's
family, in seven cases out of ten', has been a
failure. And yet this expense must' some day
fall back on the labor of the country. Indeed,
it is the embarrassments of such an extrava
gance, and not the necessary expen.Ses of the
National Government, which constitute the
actual burden of the people. The people are
amply able to sustain Ole necessary expenses
of the National Government, but it is not pos
sible for the labor of the country to carry the
load of debt which is being created by every
municipality in the land. This expansion of
credit must result in a disastrous explosion; a
result for which the Government will, but
really should not, be held responsible.
—What we want in order to preserve our
financial equilibrium, is more economy in the
municipal authorities of _the land,- and -the
State and National Governments will, then be
able to meet their liabilities Without a show of
oppressing the people. But if, whenever a
call for troops is made; these municipal au
thorities resort to the expenditure of vast
sums of money to get soldiers; the debt thus
contracted cannot fail to become burdensome.
This is a subject of vast importance and iit
terest; too important, indeed, for discussion
in a single newspaper article. It is one which
everyman in each community should seriously
examine, and so dispose of as to prevent the
recurrence of the waste of money in the fu
ture which has so disgraced with extravagance
the past few years.
Movrsci ix Srnm.. , -We fear General Grant
will hardly come up to the military standard
of the Potomac - army. A few days since,
riding to the front on horseback, in his Awl :
ally plain way, met General Ingalls eauing
into town in a four-horse field.caniage. It is
said they were mutually surprised. We learn
that soon after an order was issued prohibit
ing the use of. the vehicles - referred to during
the future portion of the. coming campaign: is
The Tory Organ and the Tory Lumber-
Mr. Lumberton retires from the Senate after a
full term of marked ability and uselalness.--To-
Our allusion to the retired tory Senator,
Lamberton, yesterday, elicited the above ri
diculous attempt at flattery from the Tory Or
gan this morning. To such nauseous trash
we will, of course, venture no reply ; but we
submit it to the decision of those who were
daily present during the late session of the
Senate, and we offer the record in proof, to
show that the, utterances and the votes of
Lamberton were alike treasonable to the coma
try aria diagraceful to the ComthonVealth.—
From the hour
.of the meetingto,the noon of
the adjournment iattheAernAte, Senator Lum
berton took every opportunity, and made his
beSt efforts to sham that he was ati enemy of
the country—a foe to the national authority,
and a Mend to those in rebellion. We doubt
if any Senator in the .Legislatures of any of
the revolted States, would hemean himself in
the use of language such as Lamberton gloried
in applying to the Federal Government. He
was not only the maligner of the men vested
with nationel authority, but he was the active
traducer of the heroes who are periling their
lives in the national defence. He not only re-
fused to recognize the power and the right of
the Federal Government to crush the rebellion
by armed force, but he ridiculed the efforts of
,the '‘rand'sillirof the North" to conquer and
overthrow the chivalrous conspirators of the
South. Yet this a course of action which the
Tory Organ describes as being of " marked
ability and usefulness ! " Certainly it WEIS
" able and " useful, " .as Seriator Lamberton
intended that it should be, to the slave-driving,
cu'.-throat Monies of his Col(7lfry!
GEORGE SAIthERSON, the editor of the Lon
easter Intelligeneer, having
. assailed General
Cameron with. Improvok - ed brptality, our
friend Geist, of the Evening Express, thus
Don t Like It !—The Intelligence) . seems to
have been severely wrenched by the aPpoint
ment of General Simon Cameron as Chairman
of the Union State Central Committee, and
thereupon warns its readers to ‘'look out for
greenbacks !" The editor of the home organ
of Mr. Buchanan has good reason to know
that Gen. Cameron will make a most active and
efficient chairman, and that under hiS auspi
ces the approaching campaign will' be con
ducted in such a manner as to give the oppo
nents of honest Old Abea hard road to travel.
'When Gen.. Cameron undertakes to do a thing,
he does it Well, and none know this fact bet
ter than his political opponents.
THE GRAND ARMY.
GIGANTIC CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMEN
'ADVANCE OF TIM ARMY OF TILE POTOMA I
The Rapidan Crossed Without Opposition
Lee Supposed to he Falling Back on Riehmon
A Column Advancing from
Gen. Grant's Views on the Pros
pects of Battle.
GEN. BUTLER'S ARIVIY IN MOTION
An linmense Expedition Up
TILE LAND FORCES AIDED BY MONI
The Army of the Potomachegan its forward
march on Monday. -The crossing of the Rap
idan was effected Witlicintopposilion, on Tues
day and Wednesday, at. Culpepper, Jacobs',
Germania and Ely's Ford. No rebels were
seen, except a few pickets, who :retired as we
advanced. - If Lee - intends - to -make a Stand
this side of Richmond, it is,possible he may
be met near the old battle-ground of Chancel
lorsville, but it is the general impression that
he has fallen back, from his^ position on the
Rapidan to Richmond, in order to protect
that city from the formidable force now march
ing upon it from the rear, and which is as
likely to strike on one side of the James river
as the other.
Culpepper is being strongly fortified, and
will be used as a depot for stores.
It is reported here to-day that a strong col
umn of troops under Gen. Conch and
are msvpiling from 'Winchester up the She-,
nandoahValley as a co-operating coltrm, des-,
tined eventually to cut the Virginia and Ten
nessee Railroad, while Butler's force, or part
of it, strikes the other railroad at or near Pe
tersburg, thus severing all railroad COMMII-'
nications between Richmond and the South.
Gen. - Butler took the field in person at the
head of the army on the Peninsula yesterday,
and his host is marshaled by such leaders as
W. F. Smith, Gilmore. Terry and Godfrey
The movement assumes au eq)editionary,
character. An immense fleet of transports,
and a strong squadron' of monitors and gun
boats will convoy it up one of thoseslaroad
rivers to the gates or to the back door of Rich
moild, and perhaps the iron-clads may once
more try the strength of the rebel. batteries
that line the James, the Pamunkey and the
The feeling prevails that there is 'desperate
work before this army. But there - is nerve
and• strength for it, The ircin-clads lie in the
still waters oft Newport's News, and the fleet
of gunboats are in communication with nein.
All the auguries are favorable.
WASHINGTON, May 5.
A dispatoh from Lieut.-Gen. Grant to• one
of the Generals here, says that forty-eight
hours would determine whether he was to
hiye battle on the Rapidan, or whether under
the works round Richmond. Gr nt's dispatch
was written yesterday.
* - AVASEINGTON, May o.
' A gentleman who, arrived here„.toooday4rom
Brandy Station, - having left there last night
(Wednesday) at 71:o'clock, reports #.1,5t op to
that time there -had been no hostilities.
qitAICT " P I K I EEP I.II 4* *
General Grant, by general order,-cafe , the
particular attention of ogmers tp,,regulations.
requiring all official correspondence to be con
ducted through proper channels. Violations
of the regulations will be treated hereafter as
disobedience of orders, and will subject the
writers of such communications to arrest.
General Grant has issued an order calling
the attention of officers to general orders of
3862, providing for the issue of common w:.11
or Sibley tents. When troops refuse to accept
shelter-tents they will not be furnished with
any. Wroops in garrison, at stations, or ou
detachments, can construct huts, if they pre
fer them to shelter-tents. Quartermasters are
prohibited from issuing, tents other than the
kind provided, no matter by whom requi-A
tions are approved, or by whose orders issues
are directed to be made, until otherwise or
dered through the -Adjutant General of the
army. Any one who shall issue, or direct the
issue of tents other than as prescribed, will
be tried by cotut martial, or reported.for sum
NEw YORK, May 6.—The details of the
movement of the Army of the Potomac over the
Rapidan have been received. H a wes believed
Wipe Lee's intention to- retreat to Richmond,
or make a stand near Hanover Court House.
It is also reported that General Smith had
-landed on the South bank of the James river,
and that Petersburg and Fort Darling were
Lee's tinny was supposed to be retreating to
Butlers army was in Motion,'aided by mini
kin and gunboat&
The column under Couch and Sigel were
reported to be advancing from Winchester.
Sherman's army villa' also moving South in
three columns. A telegram from Gen Grant,
dated Wednesday, says forty-eight hours would
determine whether he was to have a battle on
the line of the Rapidan or under the works of
WASHINGTON, May 6—:-2 30 P. 31.--Thero is
no reliable information from the army front,
because of the interruptiOn of the means "of
communication. Rumors, therefore, take the
place of known facts. •.
[The above is sufficient to contradict the
, semi-rebel New York rumors of the defeat of
General Burnside.] • .
WesEaßetroic May 5
GEN. GRANT ON TENTS FOR THE TROOPS
NERAL BURNSIDE NOT DEFEATED.
He is not 11l a Position to be Attacked.
PHILADELPHI4 May 6. —The Bulletin btu; the
following, dated at Washington: A report is
current that BUrnside's corps has met with, a
defeat It is imbue. A gentleman from 'the
front states that . it is impossible, as Burnside
is notpoSition to have the enemy attack
FROM THE SOUTINVEST.
GENERAL 'BANKS STILL 'AT ALEXANDRIA
Admiral Porter tip the Rimer.
A. Stesammei- on Riancl-E.ltti-.
Gen. Price's Forces Hanassing Porter
Fight at Sabiume Fork.
Marmaduke to Join Pric e
Negotiations Between Kirby Smith and North
THE SOUTHERN REBELS TO RECEIVE
CONTRABAND GOODS FOR COTTON.
canto, May 5 -Midnight.
The steamer Carroll; from New Orleans on
the evening of the 29th, arrived at this port
Advices from Alexandria to the 27th, report
that Banks' army Was still there, but, would
probably move towards the Mississippi river.
Admiral Porter was up the-river some sixty
miles above Alexandria, where the Eastport
was on a sand bar. Her.ginis had been taken
off, and her plating was being removed for
the purpose of lightening her off. If this
could not be'done, she would be blown up.
Admiral Po jt er was, without any infantry
support, - and as harrassed by the enemy.
Major Gen. Hunter had arrived at Alexandria.
A steamboat, arrived frem Memphis, re
ports that Steel's army returned to Little Rock.
Re was followed by Price's army, and was
Sabine Pork the rebels were filmed upon
and repulsed after a severe battle, in 'Which
the loss was about equal on both sides. • .
Marmaduke was reported to be on the
march to join Price,Who, it was supposed, in
tended jointly to attack Lit* Rock.
The Pioneer, a light draught' steamer, left
here today, for Red River, and it is hoped
that she would be able to cross the falls with
Discoveries have been made, in,this city,
which confirm the statement of negotiations
between certain parties at the north 'and the
rebel, General Kirby Smith, whereby the latter
was to secure to the former, the Confederate
Cotton, west of the Mississippi river, and' re
ceive in'return goods, ammunition,&c. •
A prominent bnsiness man - of tlis city seas
urgently solicited, by pa - ARS of wealth and
influence; inthe east, to join, them in the en
terprise—he "to act as their agent. He de
-dined, but the project hai since been success
fully carried out to some extent.
S. It Casey, of CaseYville,Ky. in connection
with a rebel brother and. kr. .Butler, of
Springfield, 111., lite State Treagurer„ are
named as the prominent agents in. acdomplish
ing it. The TreastrY Department having
'furnished permits to pass the goods to the
rebel. army, portions, however, have been
stopped at New Orleans by Gen. Banks, not
withstanding _the permits and orders of the
PROPOSED. TREATY WITH INDIANS.
NOBLE WORE OF THE SANITARY COMMISSION.
WASHPiGTON, May 6.
Mr. Mix, chief clerk of the Indian Bureau,
left Washington , to-day for western New York
to.make a - treaty with the Indians in that sec
tion. There are about 8;000 of them.
- • - -
The United &atm Sanitary Commission
chartered a steamer at Bath yesterday, and
loaded her with the followinr , among other
stares, and dispatched her to Hampton Roads:
Four and a half tons of hospital clothing and
bedding, twenty two and a'half tons of hospi
tal food, one, ton of hospital dressing, thirty
two tons of ice and two tons'of miscellaneous
stores, in charge of an inspector :and eleven
The commission will send another steamer
to-morrow with still• larger supplies. These
preparations are in additions.to those already
made in the Army of the. Potomac by the
commission to provide a complet organization
(for the battle field adapted.to the wants.of the
; corps. , •
THE ARMIES IN THE WEST;I
ACTIVE OPERATIONS BEGUN.
The movement now taking place is on a
grand scale, and the three great armies are
undoubtedly in motion. Gen. Sherman's
army, in Northern Alabama and Northern
Georgia, was to reeve bn Monday last,'„in
three grand cob:trans to give therebels battle.
A postponement of a day or so may have taken
place, but We _shall soon have stirring news
fromAnWest - also. Gen. Sherman's army is
very large, and under efficient organization
XXXVITith Congress---First Session.
HOUSE. OF REPRESENTATIVES
WA.sumbrox, May 5.
- Mr. Garfield • said-that fermi - - -, had - been-de
stroyed, etc., but the House had confined
themselves to paying only for quartermaster
and commissary stores directly taken, and
to cases of, claims that have been audited and
adjudicated like those of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Smith (Kentucky) advocated the pend
ing amendment. Ninety z nixte out of a hun
dred of those who were called out in his State
were taken from the plough, the anvil, the
shop and machine works. Why should there
be delay. in 'their payment and why should
not the claims be paid ai they are adjusted,
without causing the claimants to wait a year
or more? •
Mr. Hall (Missouri) explained the reason
why a commission was appointed concerning
the home guard of Missouri. They Were
neither Mustered into the service of Missouri
or the. United States, but went into service in
defiance of law under a pressing emergency.
In the case now before them,, there was no
occasion for a commission for 'the militia of
pennsylvania, which were regdarly entered
into the service and the State baying produced
the proper youehers.
Messrs. Wade and Gooch, theaub committee
appointed by joint committee on the conduct
and expenditures of the war, with instructions
to proceed to such points as they might deem
necessary for the purpose of taking testimony
in regard to the massacre Of Fort Pillow, sub
mitted their report to, the joint committee,
together with acdompanying testimony and
papers. Although your committee were in
strueted to inquire only in, reference to the
attack, capture and massacre at Fort Pillow,
they have deemed it proper to take some tes,
tirnony in refelence to the'operations of For
rest and his command immediately preceding
and subsequent to that terrible transaction.,
It will. appear from testimony thris taken
that. the atrocities committed at Fort Pillow
were, not the result. of passions excited, by
the heat of conflict, but were results of. a po
licy deliberately decided upon and unhesi
tatingly announced. Even if the uncertainty
of the fate of those' officers and men belong
ing to colored regiments, who have heretofore
been taken prisoners by the rebels, has failed
to convince the authorities of our government
of this fact, the testimony herewith submitted
must convince oven the most skeptical that
it is the intention 'of iebel authorities not to
recognize the officers and men of our colored
regiments as entitled to the treatment ac
corded by all civilized'natione to prisoners of
The declarations of Forrest and his officers,
both before and after the capture of_Fort -Pil
low, as testified by such of our men as have
escaped, after being taken byhim; the threats
contained in the various demands for surren
der made at Paducah, Columbus and other
places, the renewal of the' massacre, the
morning, after the capture of Port Pillow, the
statements made by the rebel officers to the
,officers of our gunboats; who received the few
survivors at Fort Pill Ow—all this proves most
conclusively the policy they have determined
to adopt. • ;1
The operations of the , enemy at Paducah
were characterized by the same bad faith and
treachery that seem to have °become the set
tled policy of Forreskand his, command. The
flag of truce was taken advantage of there, as
elsewhere, to secure desirable positions which
the rebels were unable to obtain by fair and
honorable means, and also to afford oppor
tunities for plundering private as well as gov
ernment property. ,
At Paducah, the rebels were , guilty of acts
more cowardly if possible than any they have
practiced elsewhere. When the attack was
made, the officers of the fort and of the gun
boats advised the women and children to. go
down to the river for the purpose of being
taken across out of danger. As they were
leaving the town for that purpose, the rebel
sharpshooters mingled with them, and shield
ed by their presence, advanced and fired upon
the gunboats, wounding some of our officers
and men. Our forces could not return the
fire without endangering the lives of the wo
men and children. The rebels also, placed
women in front of their lines as they moved
on the fort, and were prweeding to;take posi
tions while the flag, of truce was at the fort, in
order to compel our men to withhold theirfire
out of regard for the lives 'of the women who
were made use of in this most cowardly
manner. • -
The committee rose, when the question was
stated on the passage the, bill which appro
priates seven hundred thousand dollars to
reimburse individuals and institutions who. ,
advanced moneyto pay Pennsylvania soldiers
called out by the proclamation of the Presi
dent and the Governor of Pennsylvania to
repel the rebel invasion by the forces under
Gen. Lee, in the spremer of 1863, and who
were in actual service of the United States,
provided no part of the money shall be paid
to any militia, of any, State Who refused to be
mustered into the service of the United States.
Mr. Spalding moved to lay the bill on the
table, which was carried by a vote of 66 yeas
to 60 nays.
The House, by two majority, refused. to lay
on the table a. Aiotion to reconsider tlie vote
by which the bill was. defeated.
Mr. Robinson moved to reconsider the vote
by which the bill was tabled.
Mr. Spalding moved today Mr. Robinson's
motion on the table, which was decided in
the negative by three majority.
The House glen ,reconsidered the vote by
which the bill was tabled; 67 againit 57.
Mr. Schenck moved to refer the bill to the
Committe on Military affairs, which was disa
greed to by a vote of 54 yeas to 80 nays.
The question now came up on the passage
of the bill as giien ,above---appropriatimg
$700,000 for the Pennsylyania militia, &c. It
was amended by appropriating $1.5,A00. to de
fray the expenses of other loyal. States in re
Mr. Morrill moved to lay the bill on,the
table, which was decided in the negative, yeas
59 nays 78. • •
The bill was then passed by a vote of 71
yeas against nays.
Mr. Morrill (Vermont) Moyed that the even
ing session be dispensed with until further
orders, leaving the House to adjourn at such
hour as it nay see fit.
Mr. Gooch, from the Committee on the
Conduct of the ; Was, made a report on the
Fort Pillow massacre.
Mr. Gooch moved that forty thousand copies
The House then adjoinsied.
Banquet In Mexico.
NEW Tom, May 6.
A copy of the Saragoss Jaarast Journal, of
Matamoras, has just been received, which
says that a grand banquet was lately given in
that city to Major Gen. J. McClernand and
m r . Hamilton, the - Union Governor of Texas,
at which the names of Lincoln and • Juarez
were frequently introduced. Gov. Hamilton
proposed a sentiment—the defeat of the
French and their expulsion forever from Mexi
The Draft in Ohio— The .National
CINCLVNATI, May 5.
The draft begin; in the First district this
'Governor Brough Las issued a proclama
tion thanking the National Guard for their
noble response to his call.
The Guards are rapidly assembling at their
camps ready for duty. Over six thousand re
ported at Camp Dennison.
The grain warehouse of Messrs. C. C. Hays
&Brothers was damaged by fire yesterday to
the amount of $ll,OOO. Insured.
Cnrunixm, Bray 6i . --=The draft in the First
ward yesterday passed off, quietly. Among
those driiwn was' 'Alfred= ZEdther; Superin
tendent .Adaths' Express,. and - several; other
Gov. Brongh addressed the national guard
yesterday at Camp Dennison in a stirring
The Seventh regiment of the guards left this
morning for camp. The Eighth, Ninth and
Tenth follow to-morrow.
Six thousand troop have left Indiana during
this week for the front.
The Rumored Raid in Maryland.
WASHINGTON, May 5.
The Baltimore and Ohio railroad is not at
all interrupted. But it was threatened for a
time early this morning by seventy mounted
men, under M'Neill, of West Virginia, who
came in at Piedmont, 28 miles west of
Charlestown:and, after cutting the telegraph
wires, burning several cars, running half a
dozen locomotives off the track, and frighten
ing the women and children badly, left as
suddenly as they appeared, in tear of the ap
proach of Gem Kelley and his detachment,
'gathered up at Cumberland and New Creek,
who sallied out promptly in search of the
No passengers or freight were injured or
captured, and all the trains arc running regu
larly. The wife of Major General Wallace was
on the eastward passenger train, and the
daughter of General Schenck were on that
bound West ; but fortunately with other
passengers, they escaped molestation.
To prevent a repetition of these raids, a
very large force of Ohio volunteers has already
repaired to the scene, by order of the Secre
tary of War and Governor Brough, and the
toad is now amply protected.
Chargo Against Provost Marsha La.
WASHINGTON, blay 6
Heavy stoppages have been made against
the pay of certain provost marshals and sur
geons for the improper enlistment of recruits,
declared by the board of examiners to be unfit
for the military service of the UnitedtStates.
May 3d , at the residence o the bride's rather, by Rev,
G. J. Martz, HINRY W. ALBRIGHT to Miss SARAH Lsa-rz,
all of Darwin county, Pa.
.00 the 14th but , CHARLES ROBINSON, aged about 75 years•
The funemt Will take place on Sunday afternoon at
three o'clock, front his late residence in Tanner's alley, to
proceed to the Harris tree cemetery, and will be attended
by the Kniekamine Ledge, No: 18, of Masons. The rela
tives and friends of the family are requested to attend
without ftfrther notice.
On the Sth inst., Mm. Ator Cantsaisz Loomed, eldest
daughter of Henry Felix, Esq., aged 24 years, 1 month and
The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at three
o'clock; from the residence of her parents, in Market
Square, io which the relatives and friends of the faultily
are respettfully harked to attend without further notice.
LOST --A small seal; topaz stone; plain
setting. A liberal reward will be given if left at
the office of the JONES HOUSE.
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
LAYING OF WATER PIPE IN SOUTH AND EAST
STREETS, AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR
THE PAYMENT OF THE SAME.
Sac. 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council of the
city of Harrisburg, That said council are hereby author
ized to lay a six inch water pipe, with the necessary stop
cocks, fire plugs and cross branches, in South street be
tween Fourth street and Short street, end in East street
from North *let to a point at or near Forster street.
Sac. 2. That the sum of fourteen hundred and fifty
dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby
appropriated for the payment of the cost of the pipe, lix
tules connected therewith and laying the same, author
ized by the first section of this ordinance, to be paid out of
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Fassed April 80, 1864, W. 0. HICKOK.,
President of Common Council.
AtteSt:--.HAVID HARRIS, Clerk.
Approred Slay 5, 1864.
Great Central Fair.
MO DEALERS IN GROOERIES.—The
mittee who have in charge the table representing
ydur department at the Great Central Fair. respectfully
call your attention to it; soliciting contributions in ma
terial, so as to Make that department equal to any other
in the fair. Please send your donation to the care of Mr.
A. C. Roberts, chairman gentlemen's committee, cornerof
11th and Vine streets, Philadelphia, before the
May, and it will be gratefully acknowledged by
MISS HAVEN, Chairman Ladies' Committee,
1428, Lombirelstrcat, Philadelphia.
All goods will be forwarded for the "Great. Central
Hair" by express, free of charge. Editors through But the
State will confer a favor on the commission by noticing
the above. ' . mayB-St
WILL be sold Ori. THURSDAY, the 12th
day of May, 1864, at 10 o'clock, A_ Ar., at the resi
dence of munuel Bricker, in Mulberry street, near Front,
in the city of Harrisburg, the following property; viz:
Beds and bedding, bureau, tables =Ms, settee, looking
glasses, stoves and pipe, window blind., one iold and one
silver watch, carpeting , tuba, stands, and a great variety
of household and imam furniture, too numerous Ao men
Conditions of sale will be made kturam on the day of
sale 6y SAMUEL BRICKER,
Adm'ruf Catharine Bricker, deceased.
May 5, 1864 mys-dta
HISTORY OF T PENNSYLVANIA RESERVE
E"A.B--24"& Co. respectfully announce
that they Wive in preparation a History of theyenn•
sylvania Reserves from their organization to the exFira
tion of their term of Berrie.).
This History will contain the names of all the. Officers
and Privates of the, Corps—their-promotions, casualties
and discharges--tihM,graphic descriptions of their camp
life and their gallant achievements in the many battles in
which they have taken part—all derived from official and
The History of the Pennsylvaniaßoserves will be in Ors
Vomas of 600 pages, °day° size, neatly printed on good
paper, and substantially bound in black cloth, containing
a steel engraving of the lamented Reynolds, and one of
Governor Curtin,"(wlio first recommended the formation
of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps,) and will be Sold only
by subscription. It will be ready in August next Price
—Three dollars per copy.
The Publishers feel confident That the just pride which
every Pennsylvanian must entertain for the brave men
whose gallant achievements and patriotlelelf-devotion it
records, will.zecure for "Tiit Burroar” a generous and
ELIAA BARR S CO., Publishers,
No. 6 Eastst Bing street.
LAacasrsit April 20, 1864 J
AGENTS W.asizia to =vats for the above work in every
district ofPennsylvania: ResPonsible references required.
cra,S.,-1:0 bakes fine table
oils of the belt haportatioris for sale, wholesale and
retail, by ; SHISLER & FRAZER,
successors to W. Dock, Jr., &
IOOAISEB FINE IMPERIAL FRENO
MUSTARD, for rale by
: 1 4 . 1 5 : ]- itteeeEn9rslo W;DOCIr Jr, !s
ACHILD'S NURSE 'WANTED. ANA:
sirs. T. J. J , rdan, Waintr. =tr , t
WANTED—AI go,il ream - Crook, 4,1,1 a
good meat . loqu.uo ;:t the
TANTED—A situation, by a middle
MAN. n a Sore. or Oak: as Ct. V.:.
given. Addre •
AGENTS wantedto sell the Standard Ili,
tory of the War. A rank chance to =lake rp..n.,
Agents are clearing from $lOO to g'2oo uermonth.
volumes already cold. Send for circulars% Addr---,
JONES BROS. & 0 ,
OEFIrE Or CEDES- QUARTERMASIZ.L, )
DEPARTILEST OP THE SCSQLEE.NNA,
CEIAMBERSBPRG, April, 23d, )
SEALED PROPOSALS will be recuixfil at
this °lnce until 12 o'clock, at., Tuesday, the 11th
for May nest, for the following Lumber and mate !k;',
rebrdlding the S. Bari acks, at Carlisle, Pa.
The Lumber to be delivered at said Barr - x.lu or ;Lc Era
day of June nest—material of cacti kind to be, I
quality, and subject to inspection by ttup , rictec.l,,,
146 Hemlock joice, 23 feet lam; 3X12 ind):s
146 " " 3.5 " 3XII "
257 " 34 " " 3X5 "
TO " 16 " 3310 "
70 " " 16 " " 3XB
576 Rafters, 18 feet long, 3X6 inches at one eb.!._
tho other end.
TO Rafters, 23 feet long, 3X6
the other end.
18 Rafters, 21 feet long, 3X6
the other end.
86 White pane posts, 20 feet long, 6X6
730 " `• scantling, 16 " " 3X4
60 16 " " 4X4 •
4,200 feet of Planed and Ratchet 1 ir,cl.l ilcoria;
11,000 feet of OM common, dry Pine hoards
6,500 feet of dry, first common t: ir
4,020 feet of dry scaffolding board;, 1
7,000 feet of common Pine boards, dry, 1 op - 1;i
25.500 ft. of 1 inch Hemlock sheeting
26 Box window frames, 12 light,. 10X14
36 12 ` ° hiXl2
140 plain Plank "
Xl4 glAs- - 4.
222 Doors and frames. Size' frmo c 7 ket
inches in height, by 2 feet 10 Mel,; feet 4
inches in width,
2,500 feet, Crown mouldings.
The window and door I MIMS to Jed
wanted after Ist of June.
to be delivered as fast as wlet,tl for use
after lst of Juno.
500 Bushels Lime, to be delivered as Led a, w ee ,
for use, after let of Jane
1,500 Bushels good, sharp stud, to Be d. n d ,
24,264 feet Tin roofing, painted both t.. e••
-as soonas the roofs are ready.
14,760 square yards of plastering, Ise e atst . br,An.
mortar, and last one of white, m I.e
fast as buildings are ready.
6,700 pound's of nails, sizes wanted front rid t,
Proposals will be '
received separately fer ante,::::
classes of materials. The Government reserve be
to reject any or all bids Persons whereein&are
will be required to enter into bonds, with apps.
ties, for the faithful performance of the contract.
Proposals must be endorsed, -Proposals for
materials for Carlisle Barracks" and addre*ed Car, :sia J
G. Johnson, Chief Quartermaster, Deyartnatit or thi•
Susquehanna, Chambershurg, ht.
A. L. BOUIEFORT, Ibyor
IV A NTS.
NEW AD V ERTISEMEA TS
• 22 XlO
16 " " 319
J. G. JOHNSON.
Capt. and Chief Qnarier
NES. N. MA ER, No, 13 illarlitt Street.
IS PLEASED to annonnce to the ladies of
Harrisburg and vicinity, (rho have so liberally !arm
ized her since her ar. ival in this city,) chat the has just
received, direct. from the manufacturers and import,m
of the finest goods the market could afford in the line of
FRENCH AND AMERICAN MILLINERY,
and is now prepared to offer great inducements IQ p,,r.
chasers. Her stock consists in part of
FLOWERS, HEAD DRESSES,
SILKS, VELVETS, LACES, RUCHES,
HOOP SKIRTS CORSETS, HOSIERY.
HANDKERCHIEFS, GLOVE , 4, COLLARS,
COYI- S . , BELTS, NETS, FANCY tWODS,
Also, a splendid. assortment of „ •
Also, Ties, Scarfs, Pocket Books, Porto Mennen?. awl
Purses, elegant Steel and Jet Pins and Brioche,.lts sad
Belt Buckles, and a full line of Tiitnrnanz and l'anc,
Goods, as cheap as the cheapest.
special care has been exec. iced in the .nleitiont of thcza
goods, with a view to the wants of this conumunny, and
the ladies generally are incited to call and examine tnna ,
Thankful for the liberal patronage beret. for,' received
I respectfully solicit a continuance of the same.
Don't forget the place: No. 13 Market
liFtEl. 6S. ttAVErt
NO EXCUSE FOR EXPLOSIONS.
ASHCROFT'S LOW WA ER DETE
I S AN INFALLIBLE PROTECTION agaiust
any possible injury to steam boilers, fro& a lack of
water, which is the great source of so many sad catastro
and so much damage from the burning of boiler - _.
We warrant this instrument to be a perfect insuraav
against such contingencies; perfect satisfaction guaran
teed or no pay. Price $5O.
Send for an instrument and try it; if not ..tisfactory
you mar return it. Circulars with references sent to any
one desiring them. Address your cum municAions to
O. C. MEADE 3: Ca,
A EDITOR'S NOTICE
la the Court of Common Pl,ns of Dauphin county.-
The auditor appointed by the said Court to make distribu
tion of the fund arising from the sale of the real estate of
Thomas Duncan, under renditimti enponas, No. 4, of Jae
T., 1864, hereby gives notice that he will attend to the
duties of his appointment on Thursday, the 19th day of
May next, at the hour or ten o'clock, i a., at his office ;
on N. Third street. in the city of Harrisburg, when and
where all partiss interested may attend if they see proper.
ap27-dlaw3t ROBERT sNODCRASS, Auditor.
FREDERICK 'WEAVER, merchant tailor,
would inform his friends and the public generally,
that he has removed his establishment from Fourth wrier
to the stand lately oocupied by Theo. F. Scheirer, In Mar
ket street, where he is prepared to supply all who may
favor him with a call, with the best fitting clothing in tre
market. Having just returned from the eastern ertie.
with a tine stock of French Cloths and Cassimeres awl
fresh supply of everything in his line; he would invite the
public to examine his stork before purchasing el:ire - here.
Remember the place: Scheffers old book stand, OrptlS:t. -
GIVES & Co.'s drug Store.
TO persons desirous of entering the army
cavalrymen, and at the same r,
, time to avoid the oa
scription which in a few days will be made, a ra, e oppol
tunity is now offered.
The 9th mgiment of Pennsylvania cavalry have returner
to their State to reorganize and recruit. The folios.
officers have been placed upon recruiting service:
Copt_ John Boal, Bellefonte. Pa.
. Maj. E. H. Savage, Lykenstown, Pa.
D.H. Kimmel, Mechanicsburg. Pa.
Capt. F. A. Hancock, Wilkesbarre, Pa,
" J. Frank Miller, Pottsville, Pc
Recruits will receive local bount.es of $360 upon
mustered into the service. All recruiting ofTir,r, and Pn ,
van marshals in the state will recruit mit for the Tqt
meat, and see that they receive their bourn ies.
Journal, Mechanicsburg, Central Press, Belli•fenie.
Misers Journal, Pottsville, and Advocate, Wiikesbat re, ni
sort three times and send bill Co this office inunedial , !.:
NEW MACKEREL, HERIRLNG AND SAL
MON at [my.t] BOYER t SORRPF.I:.
BIIRLENGTON HERRING.—The first 0 1
the season. Just received at
my 4 BOYER Sr KOEIWErt.
SWEET ClDER.—Superior sweet cider just
kJ received. For sale be the barrel or smallquantity at
my 4 HOVER k
DRIED FRUIT of all kinds at
BOYER & ROERPER._
TIME OlLS.—Fine salad oils just - received
X at Iny4l BOYER h BOBRIV.