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TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER V, 1864.
The TELEGRAPH has „peen
Selected by the Secretary of the
United States as the medium
for the publication of the Public
Laws, Treaties, &c., promul
gated by the United States au
Hej. Gen. George H. Thom:flan
In the midst of the glory which now mu'
rounds the career of the other heroes of the
war, and when Grant, Sherman and Sheridan
are hailed with the acclamations of a nation,
it is well enough the people should be re
minded of the great fact, that, had General
George H. Thomas failed in his Tennessee
campaign, and permitted victory to perch on
the banners of Hood, Sherman's victory at
Savannah would have been barren of practi
cal results; Grant's hold on Lee would have
been weakened for the time being, and our
armies everywhere compelled to arrange new
plans for other campaigns than those which
are now placed beyond all.shadow of failure.
The defeat of Hood's army may, therefore;
be regarded as the great event of the winter
campaign. Nay, let us estimate it at what
it is really worth, and assert that the defeat
of Hood is the first great victory of the war,
• because thereby an army has been destroyed.
Not merely routed, but absolutely, actually and
positively DESTROYED. Sherman is now literally
left without a foe. The tortuous route over
which he passed to Savannah is thusrendered
literally unobstructed by a foe, and he could re
turn over the same path with as little opposi
tion as he met, if not even less than when he
marched from his old base towards the sea
shore. Thomas has really destroyed Hood.
Our late news of the operations of Hatch's
division of Thomas' army, more than con
firms this assertion. It fixes . the fact, so that
the country has nothing to do now, but look
in the direction of Sherman, who is doubt
less by this time on another grand -march,
burning and destroying whatever property he
seizes, which may be valuable to the rebels,
over a space of sixty miles wide. He can do
this at his leisure and with safety, simply be
cause Thomas has freed him of an enemy,
thus placing one of our victorious armies in
ii position which none of our forces have oc
cupied in the arena of war since the conflict
with the slave-holders began.
However generally the story of Major
General George H. Thomas' career may have
been repeated within the last few weeks, we
deem it not out of place again to refer to it in
connection with his late brilliant exploits. No
man in the army made greater sacrifices or
withstood more brilliant temptations, in the
maintenance of his loyalty, than George H.
Thomas. Born in 'Virginia and belonging to
one of the most aristocratic families in *the
Old Dominion, he was counted on with con
fidence, when the rebellion was precipitated,
as one of the sure instruments to be used for
the promotion of its success. But in this the
traitors were disappointed. George H.
Thomas, from the hour of the inauguration
of the rebellion, down to the last fight with
Hood,never once flinched in his duty. He has
fought the traitors as if they were his personal
enemies. He has remained at his duty longer
without relief, than any man in command. He
has done more hard fighting than any of his
equals in grade, and we can safely assert,
that to his operations are due the success, as
in the instance of Sherman's late triumph, of
many of the most important operations of the
war. And yet this brave and gallant soldier,
this true patriot and hero, only occupies the
rank of Brigadier General in the regular army,
being last on the list of thafgrade, and conse-•
quently outranked by many younger men,'
where he has fairly won the highest rank on
its rolls. We leave the country to do Colonel
Thomas justice by demanding that if there
be no place of higher rank open to his merits,
rank be created for him by special act of
Will the Draft be Made:
These are questions which every man under
forty-five years of age and physically capable
of service in the army, is now asking. It is
thought by many that the late victories of
Sherman and Thomas, and the improved con
dition of the Army of the Potomac, will have
an influence calculated to render the draft
unnecessary. This is a mistaken notion. If
every rebel army now in the field was defeated
and routed before the close of the old year—
if Richmond should even fall into the hands
of Grant, we should still need troops, and if
the number called for by the last proclamation
of the President, is not forthcoming volunta
rily, a draft will certainly be made. In the
first place, we want troops to relieve the ar
mies that achieve our victories. The country
is full of lighting men. A third of a million
of men could be spared from labor, for a
year, without the least inconvenience, be
cause thereby the final and complete end of
the rebellion would be secured, and thus the
most valuable time would be gained for the
business of the whole country. These men
will be wanted in any emergency. If they
are not wanted for active service before the
enemy, they will be wanted for garrison, for
relief, and for the demonstration of numbers
so important at this time. Let us not deceive
ourselves, then, with the idea, that the draft
will be postponed or abandoned. It is cer
tain to be made, simply because under any
circumstances the Government wants the
men. The question, then, of How to avoid
the draft? becomes very important. To
avoid it and still be faithful to the country, is
to see that the armies are filled by volunteering.
There are hundreds of men in every district,
now busying themselves in efforts to establish
their own as well as physical disability of
otliers, who;' if thWdeltted the'sitnie time to
filling up the quotas of their wards, by fair
means, would contribute materially to that
end. Instead of frittering away valuable time
in hunting up corporal blemishes, and estab
lishing physical disabilities, let every active
and influential man in each district, at once
constitute himself a recruiting officer. We
believe that we have a half a million able'
bodied men in the old free States, ready to-day
to voltinteer for a year, if the proper induce
ments are held out by the leading men in each
district. If these men go into the armies as
volunteers, they will at once become fit for
service before the enemy. But if the same
men are drafted, one-half of them will either
be in the hospitals of the army or at home on
sick leave, three months after they have been
mustered into service. Seek to conceal it as
we may, the draft does not produce soldiers
as rapidly as volunteering. Draft a good man
and you more or less impair his martial quali
ties. Let an indifferent man volunteer, and
he seems to become inspired for service by
his own free act of patriotism. By this time
those representing the Government should
understand these facts, and take advantage of
the lesson which they inculcate by volunteer
ing. This encouragement should be offered
in liberal bounties, fair and impartial promo
tion, and such other means as are at the com
mand of a nation whose resources are inex
haustible. Acting in conjunction with the
Government, the people themselves should
manifest an interest in this matter. Indeed,
if the people do not act, the draft will un
doubtedly follow. Let this be relied upon as
a stern and solemn truth. .
Instruetioni to Gen. Miller
The Congressional representative of this
district, says the Lewisburg' Chronicle, pro
fesses to be abemocrat, and to be governed
by the wishes of his constituents. The fol
lowing is the vote of the district on the ques
tion of sustaining the Administration of Presi
Lincoln. it' Clellan.
Dauphin 5544 4220
Juniata 1437 1753
Northumberland . .2915 3608
Snyder 1679 1368
Union 1945 1352
Majority 1219 for Lincoln.
Here are 1219 special instructions for Gen.
Wm. H. Miller, as the servant of the people,
to vote for the Constitutional amendment
to prohibit Slavery, and for such other mea
sures, involved in the President's policy, as
were decided in the election of President.
LATEST FROM GEN. TITOMAS
Hood's Pontoons 13 eported Swep
A BATTLE EXPECTED
NASHVILLE, Dec. 24.
The river has now twenty feet of water, and
It is. reported that Hood cannot cross the
Tennessee river, on account of the high stage
of the water, which in many places has over
flowed the banks. • The rebel pontoons are
said to be swept away. General . Thomas'
headquarters are still at Columbia, although
his advance is still pushing after the rebel
army. A battle this side of the Tennessee
river is consequently expected.
- The cars will run to Duck river to-day..
It is rumored that Hood's rebel army has
abandoned the wagon trains.
he Latest from,the South.
From Richmond papers of Saturday, we
extract the following:
Grant having, at the commencement of the
campaign, tried the effect of concentration
and failed, is now operating by means of
"raids" in several directions at the same time.
One has just come to grief in the Valley and a
second at Gordonsville, another in Alabama,
also one in Southwestern Virginia.
We learn from the Petersburg dress that
a raiding column, composed of infantry and
cavalry and artillery, has started off in the di
rection of Weldon, N. C., from Suffolk, no
—and, flow 1 o
doubt to operate as a diversion in favor of the
naval expedition against Wilmington.
The following official telegram was received
at the War Department yesterday morning:
CirAar:FaToN, Dec. 22. —To General S. Cooper:
—On the 16th inst.,the enemy, 800 strong,
occupied Pollard. Ater burreng the Govern
ment and railroad buildings they retired in
the direction in which they came. They
were pursued thirty miles, losing a portion of
their transportation, baggage and supplies,
and leaving many dead negro troops on the
road. Our forces were commanded by Gen.
Liddell, and acted with spirit and gallantry.
Signed, P. G. T. BEAUREGARD, Gen'l.
Millard is an important station at the jime
tion'of the Mobile and Great Northern and
Alabama and Florida Railroads. It is seventy
miles north of Mobile.
Central and South America.
ARRIVAL OF THE STEADIER CHAMPION AT NEW
NEW Yoax, Dec. 26.
The steamship Champion, from Aspinwall
on the 16th, arrived here to-night.
The Panama papers contain the following:
"The seven prisoners captured on board the
Salvado, and who have been confined on board
the United States steamer Lancaster, in Pana
ma Bay have been sent to San Francisco,
where they will be confined in Fort Alcatraz."
Acting Ensign Rockaway, of the United
States steamer Saginaw, was accidentally shot
on the 6th, and subsequently died of the
Wound. He was a native of Connecticut
The United States flag-ship Lancaster was
to leave Jamaica for Callao on the 17th inst.
The news from Central and South America
The election for President of the Republic
of Salvador had already began, and it was
generally believed that the Provisional Presi
dent would be re-elected by a large majority.
The rumors current that President Medini, of
Honduras, had formed a league with Barrios
Ecuador was tranquil and peace perfectly
13,52 e 12,30
A BIT OF CONSOLATION
[Prom the Sentinel.]
UNION EXPEDITION ON WELDON
BEAUREGARD HEARD FROM
On evening of the November,d
fire broke out at Tnmacoa, on the boundary
between Canon and Ecuador. Fitty,SeTed
houses were burned. During the fire rhady
robberies were committed by negroes. The
fire was the work of an incendiary.
The ilaid in Kentucky
An oftlecr of the Sixth Kentucky (Watkins'
brigade) reports that. 600 of Lyon's rebel cav
alry went from Elizabethtown to Hadeilville,
yesterday, and cannonading was heard at
Muldraugh's Hill from the direction of Eliza
bethtown, last evening, supposed from a col
lision between Generals M'Cook and Lyon's
forces. Headquarters are advised that the re
mainder of Lyon's troops, estimated at 2500,
with but one piece of artillery, left Elizabeth
town at 2 o'clock this morning, going towards
Hadensville, and was inquiring en route the
way to Greensburg. Lagrange's brigade, of
M'Cook's command, was reported closely upon
their rear. Lyon was himself at Hedgeville
yesterday. His forces did not assail Mul
draugh's Hill this morning, according to their
previous announced intention.
The damage to the railroad was so slight
that it will be in running order on Wednes
On Friday night Lyon's force was reported
to have burned Express train No 4, which
contained a detachment of two hundred sol
diers and three officers, en route for Nashville
to join General Thomas' army. The officers
and soldiers were paroled, the former retain
ing their side arms.
Celebration of Sherman's Vic
ALBANY, Dec. N.
A salute was fired to-day in honor of Sher
man's capture of Savannah.
CLEVELAND, Dec. 26.--Sherman's victory
was celebrated here to-day by firing of a sa
ERIE, Pa., Dec. 26.--The city was decorated
with flags to-day,. the bolls rung and a salute
Sentence of a Murderer.
ALBANY, Dec. 2C
George Gordon, who was convicted of mur
der, was sentenced to be hung on the 16th of
Further Particulars of the Sur
FonntEss MoNnoE, Dec. 26
The steamer California; Captain. Geodfry,
arrived at a late hour last evening, from Fort
Pulaski, bringing important dispatch from
General Sherman, and glorious information,
confirmatory of the capture of Savannah on
On the 20th, Gen. Sherman having nearly
completed the investment of the city, and
captured Fort Lee and several other of the
minor out-works in the immediate. vicinity of
the principal entrenchments surrounding the
town, and planting his siege batteries in such
close proximity to the rebel lines, as to com
mand effectually every position hold by the
enemy force under the command of Hardee,
sent a summons, by flag of truce, , to the effect
that if the place was not, in a certain time,
surrendered, a bombardment and assault
would at once commence.
At this summons the rebel General sent
back a reply that, as his communications were
yet open and his men fully supplied with sub
sistence and stores of every kind, they wore
enabled to withstand a long siege, and he was
determined to hold the city to the very last
moment and defend the citizens and property,,
which had been placed under his= protection,
until his forces were overpowered ancrhe be
compelled to surrender.
Every preparation had been made by General
Sherman to assault the rebel position nest
day, but when the morning of the 21st dawned
it was ascertained that the enemy had evacu
ated their entrenchments, when several regi
ments of infantry immediately advanced
and took possession of them, and shortly
I afterwards Gen. Sherman entered the city at
the head of his body guard and received front
the hands of a deputation of. its citizens the
surrender of the place.
It appears that Hardee, on the night of the
20th, seeing the impossibility of holding the
city, iled fearing that the only means of es
cape left open across the Savannah was likely
to be cut off at any moment, determined to
avail himself of this route for his retreat.
His troops immediately set to work to partly
destroy the navy yard and all of the govern
mentrproperty, and at twilight, under the pro
tection of two iron clad rams, succeeded in
crossing the Savannah river, over a causeway,.
to the north side, intending to push forward
Thirty-two thousand bales of cotton were
stored in the city, which the rebels, in their
haste, neglected to destroy.
The two iron-clad rams were sunk, and all
the Government property and stores, which
they could not carry off with them, they burned
and threw into the river.
Four steamers and a small gunboat were
captured, which, together with the cotton and
a large amount of rebel munitions of war,
form a part of the spoils of the victorious
' Capture of Valuable Prizes:
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.
The Navy Department has received informa
tion of the result of the cruise of the U. S.
steamer Chocura, Capt. Meade, off Velasco,
Texas, by which it appears that on November
24th, she chased ashore a schooner, which
was totally wrecked by a heavy gale. On
December 4th she captured the three-masted
schooner L. O. Wood, with a cargo of 221
bales of long staple cotton. On December
sth she captured the Britis4. schooner Lot
Harley, et Montreal, with an assorted cargo.
Markets by Telegraph.
Pau,Lormran, Dec. 27
Trade is about suspended in consequence
of the decline of 12 per cent. in gold and ex
change, and the exciting character of the
military news. There is no demand for flour,
and the sales are confined to small lots for the
supply of the home consumer at $9 75®
10 00 for superfine; $lO 50 for extra; and
$ll 50@,12 50 for extra family. In rye flour
and corn meal nothing doing. Wheat is dull
at $2 60@2 65 for red, and $2 80@2 90 for
white. Rye is steady at $1 72. Corn is dull;
sales of yellow at $1 80@1 88 for old,
and $1 65@1 70 for new. Oats are steady;
3,000 bushels of Pennsylvania sold at 92c
Petroleum is nominal at 52c for crude, 74@
75c for refined in bond, and 94095 c for free.
Whisky is unsettled; $2 25 is bid, but
holders refuse this figure.
NEW lons, Dec. 27.
Cotton dull at $1 21®$1 22; Flour dull.
sale 5,500 bbls. at a decline _of 10 cts.; State
$9 45®59 70; Ohio $lO 90®11 95; Southern
„$l.O 05®512 00. Wheat dull and nominal, at
a decline of 2 eta. Corn dull and nominal.
Pork irregular. New mess $4O 50(541 00.
Lard heavy at 20®244. Whisky dull. Hold
ers ask $2 25, but $2 22 is only offered.
Gold opened at 218 and declined to 214;
it is quoted at 2171.. Stocks are dull and
irregular. Chicago and Rock Island 1054.
Illinois Central 125 i; Michigan Southern 701;
New York Central 1141 ; Hudson River 117;
Missouri 6's 64; Bile 854; Coupons 1881,
1161; Five-twenties, 1084; Ten-Forties, 101 ii
Treasury 7 3-10, 122.
LouisviLLz, Dee. 5
Nets - York Stock Market.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27
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IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,
ANDREW G VURTIN I
Governor of the Said' Commonwealth.
WHEREAS, In and by an set the General
Assembly of this Commonwealth, passed the
second day of July, A. D. Cine thems,and eight
hundred and thirty-nine, entitled An act rela
ting to the elections of thie Commonwealth,
it is made the duty of the'-Governor, on the
receipt of the returns of iti- election of the
Members of the House of Representatives of
the United States by the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, to declare by proclamation
the names of the persons returned as elected
in their respective districts; And whereas,
The returns of the general election held on
Tuesday, the eleventh .day of October, last,
in and for the several districts for Memberp
of the House of Representatives of the Con
gress of the United States for the term of two
years, from and after the fourth day of March
next, have'been received in the office of the
Secretary of the Commonwealth, agreeably to
the provisions of the above recited act, whereby
it appears that ire the First district, composed
of the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,
and Eleventh wards in the city of Philadel
phia, Samuel J. Randall has been duly elect
ed; in the Second district, composed of the
First, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth
wards in the city. of Philadelphia, Charles
O'Neill has been duly elected; in the Third
district, composea oT the Twelfth, Thirteenth,
Sixteenth, :;Seventeenth, -Eighteenth, and
Nineteenth wards iii the city of Philadelphia,
Leonard Myers has been duly ideated; in the
Fourth district, composed -of the Four
teenth, Fifteentk; — : Twentieth, Twenty-first,
and Twenty-fourth wards in the city of
Pniladelphia, William D. Kelley has been
duly elected; in the Fifth district, composed
of the Twenty-second, Twenty-third and
Twenty-fifth wards in the city of Philadelphia,
and the county of Bucks, M. Russell Thayer
has been duly elected; in the Sixth district,
composed of the counties of Montgomery and
Lehigh, B. Markley Boyer has been duly elec
ted; in the Seventh district, composed of the
counties of Chester and Delaware, John M.
Broomall has been duly elected; in the Eighth
district, composed of the county of Uerks,
Sydeuham E. Ancona has been duly elreted;
in the Ninth district, composed of the county
of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens has been
duly elected; in the Tenth district, composed
of the counties of Schuylkill and Lebanon,
Myer Strouse has been duly elected; in the
Eleventh district, composed of the counties
of Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Pike and
Wayne,Philip Johnson has been duly elected;
in the Twelfth district, composed of the counties
of Luzerne and Susquehanna,Charles Denison
has been duly elected; in the. Thirteenth dis
trict, composed of the counties of Bradford,
Wyoming, Sullivan, Coltmbia and Montour,
Ulysses Mercur has been duly elected; in the
Fourteenth district, composed of the counties
of Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Juniata
and Dauphin, George F. Miller has been duly
elected; in the Fifteenth district, composed of
the counties of Cumberland, York and:Perry,
Adam J. Glossbrenner have been duly elected;
and I do further declare that nq such returns
of the election in the Sixteenth Congressional'
district have been sent to the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, as would, under the act of
Assembly of 2d July, 1839, authorize me to
proclaim the name of any person as having
been duly elected a Member of the House of
Representatives of the United States, for that
District; in the Seventeenth district, com
posed of the counties of Cambria, Blair,
Huntingdon and Mifflin, Abraham A. Barker
has been duly elected; in the Eighteenth dis
trict, composed of the counties of Centre,
Clinton, Lycoming, Tioga and Potter, Stephen
F. Wilson has been duly elected; in the Nine
teenth district composed of the counties of
Erie, Warren, McKean, Forest, Elk, Cameron,
Jefferson and Clearfield, Glenni W. Scofield has
been duly elected; in the Twentieth District,
composed of the counties of Crawford, Venan
go, Mercer and Clarion, Chas. V. Culver has
been duly elected; in the Twenty-first District,
composed of the counties of Indiana,Westmore
land and Fayette, Jno. L. Dawson has been duly
elected; in the Twenty-second District, com
posed of that part of Allegheny county south
of the Ohio and Allegheny. rivers, including
Nevil Island, J. K. Morehead has been duly
elected; in the Twenty-third District, com
posed of that part of Allegheny county, north
of the Ohio and Allegheny rivers, and of the
counties of Butler and Armstrong, Thomas
Williams has been duly elected; in the Twenty
fourth District, composed of the counties of
Lavirence, Beaver, Washington And Greene,
George V. LaWrence has been duly elected.
' Now, therefore, I, Andrew. G. Curtin, Gov
ernor as aforesaid, have issued this, my Pro
clamation, heresy publishing and declaring
that Samuel J. Randall, Charles O'Neill, Leon
ard Myers, William D. Kelley, M. Russell
Thayer, B. Markley Boyer, John M. Broomall,
Sydenham E. Ancona, Thaddeus Stevens,
Myer Strouse, Philip Johnson, Charles Den
ison, Ulysses Mercur, George F. Miller,
Adam J. Glossbrenner, Abraham A. Barker,
Stephen F. Wilson. Glenni W. Scofield, Chas.
V. Culver, John L. Dawson, J. K. Morehead,
Thomas Williams and George V. Lawrence
have been returned as duly elected in their
several' Districts, before mentioned, as Repre
sentatives in the Congress of the United States,
for the term of two years, to commence from
and after the fourth day of March next.
[a. s.] •Given under my hand and the great
seal of the State, at Harrisburg, this, Twen
ty-sixth day of December, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-four, and of the Commonwealth the
By the Goiernor: ELI SLIFER,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
AT. THE BEADY HOUSE.
. • . tiABIIIONIC SOCIETY . \
ripHE regular rehearsal of the Harmonic So
ciety was postponed from Monday (last) evening, to
take Place this evening at 7% o'clock, in the usual place.
Active members please take notice, and give their attend
ance: • ' deo27ltt
LA.IiGE WO-STORY BRICK HOUSE
for sale'. . Possession giveO on the lst of April.—
Apply to JOHN L LINGLE,
460273w* Corner of 34 an Mulberry streete.,
DISEASE OF THE NERVOUS, SEMIN
AL, URINARY AND SEXUAL SYSTEMS—new and
reliable treatmont—in Reports of the HOWARD ASSOCI
ATION—sent by mail is sealed letter errrelope.,' free or
charge. Address, Dr. J. SKTLLIN HOUGH:IOIq,
Howard Association, No. 2 South Ninth street, Phila
delphia, Pa- dee27-d3m
PROPIRPY FOR SALE.
Tff"g'THREE-STORY BRICK HOUSES,
coiner,,of Frontand North streets ; three two-story
Brick Houses, in North street, adjdlning the above; also,
a vacant Lot on Ridge flood, adjoin.ng property of Dr.
Egle. Inquire of JAMFS B. THOMPgON,
dee27-d3ts Fifth street, near Market.
TAKEN UP, in Middle Paxton township,
on the Ist of December, TEN Sheep. The owner is
requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges,
and take them away, or they will be sold according to
law. 11. P. GREENAWALT,
dec27-dltaw3t* Dauphin, Pa.
CEAP LOTS FOR SALE.—Six lots front
ing on second stred, and extending back to Penn
street 140 feet, for sale at $350 each.
dre26-dlyr DAVID MLMMA.
State Capital Restaurant,
Corner of Third and Walnut Streets,
OYSTERS of the best qnality served in any
and every style.
MEALS served up at all hours.
Choice Liquors, Ale and Cigars, always on hand at the
bar. (decl9-d2rr) J. L BATZ, Proprietor.
ALWAYS on hand and for sale, a large 10.
of DEER, which can be had in any quantitydesired
at the corner of Third street and Cherry alley.
dec24-dlw HENRY CORTES.
TO HORSE SHOERS.—A superior article
of No. 8,9, and 10 Horse Shoo Nails, In 25 pound
boxes. AIM, (slightly damaged by water) Horse Shoe
Rasps, and best quality English horse shoe iron. For
sale low; by A. PURVES & SON,
dec23-1m South and Penn, Philadelphia.
INGOT, Copper and Brass, Tin, Babbit
Metal, Lead, Speller, Crucibles, Foundry Facings,
Belting, Anvils, Vices, Bellows, Stocks and Dies, &c , ac.
For sale by A. PIIRTES &
South and Penn, Philadelphia.
Cash paid for Scrap Iron and all kinds of metals.
At Harris' Stove Store,
No. 112 MARKET STREET, HARRISBURG.
IHAVE a fine assortment of beautiful FAN
CY TIN TOYS, which can be had at low prices to suit
the times. Ther are Rain off rapidiy. Please call and
see them. plee2acllw9 B.J. HARRIS
MPERIAL OIL COMPANY•
Office 139 South Fifth St., Phila.
Capital - - - $2,000,000
200,000 Shares at $lO 00 Each.
Subscription Price $5 per sl►arepar full. for
PRFZIDF.NT—ALEX. K. MoOLURE
A. K. McClure,
Thomas A. Scott,
D. K. Jackman,
J. C. kombergar.
Zec:y.—JAS. M. SELLEES.
THIS Company has three different tracts
of land now producing Oil, and ample revenues to
guarantee regular dividends.
The three tracts with wells on them are capable of ex
tensive development, and the Company have five engines
and all the fixtures ready to prosecute the work.
It has 120 acres in fee on Allegheny river, immediately
opposite Oil city, with 110 rods river front, and. 75
rods front on Lay's Atm.` This land is now worth $lOO,-
000 exclusive of the oil right.
It has 100 acres to fee in the Cherry Run d strict, im
mediately adjoining Cherry Run Petroleum Company,
and leases are about to be executed with two strong par
tOs to sink wells on lease on this tract the Company to
receive half of the oil,
It has two tracts of land on Oil creek, each producing
over ten barrels per day, and one tract on the Allegheny
producing ten barrels of heavy Oil, worth s2t per barrel.
All of these tracts will be promptly developed, and they
are well tested Oil lands.
It is organized on a certain basis to pay dividends - from
the start. Its revenues from the Oil alone are more than
twelve per cent. per annum on the capitol; and new wells
are about to be sunk on lease, without cost to the company,
and one-half the proceeds will belong to the company.
The company has $250,000 of its own capital in reserve
bSlonging to the stockholders, and taking it altogether its
resources for certain dividends are not approached by any
•ther Oil stock now in the market at even double the
The officers of this company mean to prosecute the de
velopment of these lands most energetically, and they
have entire confidence that they will yield very large
dividends on the capital stock.
Subscriptions will be received at this office by
ON Sunday night, near the "TEL EateLPII"
printing office, a Pocket Book, cottaining papers,
and a number of railroad passes, of no value except to
the owner. A suitable reward will be paid on RR return
to • [dec2Odtf] THIS OFFICE,.
PHILOSOPHY OF MARRIAGE The
Proprietors of the New York Museum or Anatomy
have determined, regardless of expense, to issue free,
(for the benefit of sulfuring humanity, and suppression of
quadkety) four of their most interesting and instructive
lectures on Marriage and its disqualifications, nervous arid
physical debility, premature decline of manhood. indiges
tion, weakness or depression, impotency, loss of energy
and manly power; the great'social evil, and those mala
dies which result from youthful follies, excesses of ma
turity, or ignorance of Physiology and laws of Nature.
These invaluable lectures have been the means of en
lightening and saving thousands, and will be forwarded
free, on receipt of four stamps, by addressing Sxoasysav,
New York Museum of Anatomy and Medicine, 618 Broad
way, New York, decl9-dly
WHEREAS, the Auditor General, as re
quired by the 11th section of the act, entitled
"An act enabling the banks of this Commonwealth to be
come associations for the purpose of banking under the
laws of the United States." passed on the 22d day of Au
gust. A. D. 1864, has certified to me that the "HARRIS
BURG BANK" has furnished saVslactory evidence to him
that all the requirements of said act have been complied
with by the said balk, and that it has beeome an associa
tion for the purpose of banking under the laws of the
I do, therefore, cause this notice thereof to be published
in accordance with the provisions of the said 11th section
of the said act, and do declare that the chador of said
bank by the terms of said act, is deemed and taken to
be surrendered . subject to the provisions of the first sec
lion of said act. A. G. cuarm,
Governor of Pennsylvania.
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, HARRISBURG, }
NOTICE. TO TAX PAYERS.
TEEBPecial list of 5 per cent. tax on in
conies for the year 1863, is now in my bands for col
lection, and 3s heieby demanded for Dauphin - county at
my office in Harrisburg.
To all thore who neglect to pay after ten days, a special
demand will be issued, for which the law provides a fee
of 20 cents,-and four cents per mile and 10 per cent pen
ally, after that, to be collected by distraint checks, pays
ble in government funds, or the note by mail at your risk,
or, by the hands of friends will ba receivei.
No fees will be charged for notices issued before the
first inst. - A. K. FAIINESTOCK,
dec2o Collector 14th District Penna.
NINTH ANNUAL BALL
Friendship' Fire Company,
BRANT'S CITY HALL,
ON MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1 2d, 1:
TICICHNg .$2 00
022 T be hut of ilny member of the Co pent'.
John M. Pomeroy,
E Helm W. Davis,
Treas —ELISH 3 / 4 . W. DAVIS
TO BE GIVEN AT
O . ...EVER/di first class Carpenters and Cal:,
kJ that makers wanted, to whom constant cmploymn
will be given Apply at the Eagle Works
dee22-60 W. 0. HICKOK.
TO RENT—k house containing Eds. rooms,
located anywhere between North and Chestnut
Pent paid in advance. rddress Dv, 4!, P. 0. Picii . ein
wanted on the first of April, 161 b.
WANTED.—A good two-horse team
Wagon. Enquire at THIS OFFICE.
?!' 7O A MONTH! I want Agents every.
►where, at $7O a month, expenses paid, to sell
glee' Articles, the best selling ever otremd. Full par
ticulars free. Address, OTIS T. GARRY
nol6-daw3tn Biddeford, Maine
WANTED. -$125 A 'MONTH !--
Agents everywhere, to introduce the new
Shaw & Clark Sixteen Dollar Family &ming
Machine, the only low pyre machine in the
country- which is licensed by Grover & Baker, Wheeler
& Wilson, Howe, Singer & Co„ and Batchelder. Salary and
expenses, or large commissions allowed All other Ma
chines now sold for less than forty dollars each are in
fringements, and the seller and user liable. Illustrated
circulars sent free. Address, SHAW & CLARK,
nol6 dow3m Biddeford, Maine.
HOLIDAY GOODS I
IN ABUNDANCE AT
K. ]E: mg,
DRUG AND FANCY GOODS STORE,
No. 91 MARK_ET STREET.
WE are happy in presenting to our pa.
trons again this season, an entire new stock of
Fancy Goods for the holidays, fresh from the bands of
importers, and at prices astonishingly low for the times
WE HAVE GIFTS SUITABLE FOR A
WE HAFT GIFTS SUITABLE FOR A
WE HAVE GIFTS SUITABLE FOR A
WE HAVE GIFTS SUITABLE FOR A
WE HAVE GIFTS SUITABLE FOB A
Appropriate to Alfa
In addition to our special PA NCI!' GC 0::3, we have the
usual large stock of TOILET ARTICLIO.B. and PERFUME
AY, which remains unrivaled in this city.
Oar French confections are unsurpassed in quality, and
will give entire :satisfaction.
Don't fail to go to Keller's. Toe will there tin: ,
the most beautiful display of fine cods, and the
greatest variety yet ofltred In this city. It would be
vain to attempt to cumber or draci ibe them; they must
be seen. Call. It is our business to show geode; yours
to buy, if you see proper.
Competition is the life of trade, and we enter the arena
with pleasure, determined to act our part well. Please
notice, that we are offering some goodscheaper, in reality,
than former gold prices, and if you want bargains, go at
KELLER DRUG AND FANCY GOODS
A Fine Assortment of Jewelry
GEO. w 11 'CALLA,
NO. 38 ATARTruT STREET, ITA 'RII74EO7EO,
Has now the finest, beat selected and roost desirable selec
non of Jewelry ever brought to Harrisburg, which he
wit sell at prices to suit the times. Tae stock embraces,
in part, the fol:owing articles :
Gold and silver watches.
Fine coral, topaz, amethyst, pearl, onyx and gold setts of
Fine diamond, carbuncle and seal rings.
Gutta-percha pens and pencils ; tooth picks, &c.
Gold and silver chains.
Go!d and silver thimbles
Lockets and sleeve buttons.
Pins and ear-rings of all description?...
Sliver and plated ware.
Silver tea and table spoons.
Sugar and preserve spoons, berry dishes, butter knives
and fruit knives.
Breakfast and dinner castors.
Syrup pitchers, cake baskets and salt stands.
Children's cups, goblets and call bells.
Fancy bronzed mantle ornaments
Plated spoons and forks.
And an extensive assortment of fire clacks.
Kr Ladies andgentlemen in search of presents for the
holidays, will do well to examine this stock, before par.
AwsAll goods warranted as represented when sold.
Knoche's Music Stores
93 Market Street.
pIANOS,_ Cabinet Organa and Melodeons.
Piano Stools and Cover&
Guitars, Flutos, Violin; etc.
Muskat Works of all descriptions.
Portfolios fur Sheet Music.
Sheet Music, the latest and most popular publications]
Engravings, Painting; Photographs.
Oval and square gilt Walnut and Rosewood Frames.
Albums, the largest and best assortment in the city.
Call and examine the stock of the largest Music Store
his aide of the great cities. W. KNOCHE,
declt-tjaul 93 Market street.
NO PIANO IS COMPLETE WITHOUT
Copies of the Following Elegant Works:
"THE HOME CIRCLE." A collection of Marches,
Waltzes, Polices, Schottisches, Redowas. Quadrilles, Con
tra Dances, Four Hand Pieces and Piano Gems. 2 vols.
"TER SHOWER OF PEARLS," a collection of choice
Duets, with Piano Accompaniments. "THE SILVER
CHORD,' ' a collection of Songs, Ballads, Qeartets, Duets,
Aic , with Piano Accompaniments. "OPERATIC
PEARLS," a collection of Gems from the Best Operas,
with Piano Accompaniments. Trice of each, plain,
$2 00; Cloth, $3 00; Full gilt, $4 00. Mailed post paid
on receipt of price. OLIVER DITEON & CO., Publishers,
217 Washington street, Boston. dec2o-ne
SHAFFER & BROTHER,
AND DrkEVIIS IN
WALL PAPER, WINDOW SHADES, 0.,
Market Square, Harrisburg, Pa,
$450,000 - - Capital Stoek.
150,000 Shares---$3 00 Per bhare.
Present Yield---100 bbls.
TWO Producing Wells on the "Columbia"
Oil Company's Lands, another being bored, with
good show. The Pearson Farm on Cherry Tree Rue-80
acres—also owned by this company in fee simple. Cali
and see prospectus and maps, at Bigler & Co.
Call at once, as bat a limited number of shares will be
sold in this city. E. J. SadERT,
For the Company.
Reforences.Brovint & Co., SINGBRLY & ldrens.
FOR SAL. E,
SEVERAL HUNDRED improved - farms in
Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, and several
large tracts of unimproved land in Illinois, lowa and Wis
consin Catalogues with full descriptions and prices of
each, will be sent by mail, free of charge, upon applica
tion. SAMUEL A. SARGICNT.
N. W. corner sth and Walnut streets, Cincinnati, 0.
HOUSBS FOR SALE.
PAEE NEW FRAME HOUSES, SITU
on Foster street, above North. Require of
Corner of Thtrd and North streets.
CATA.WBA GRAPES.—A new lot of fine
Catawba Grapes, by the box or pound, just received
at WM. M. GitAY as Co.,
(Houser and Lochman'e old stand, Market squaws