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WEDNESDAY EVENING, BEMIRE 28, 1864.
The TELEGRAPH has been
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
Net Gains in Sixty Days.
The New Yorke Commercial Advertiser sums
up the military gains of the Union in the last
sixty days with a precision which will be
agreeable in posting the national books at the
end of the year. The operations which
are epitomized are. those of Sheridan, Pleas
anton, Gillem, Thomas, Canby, Gregg, Sher
man, and the navy. During that time the
number of cannon capturedl from the Rebels
were two hundred and four. The number of
Rebel soldiers taken prisoners were twenty
one thousand eight hundred, and of negroes
fit to be soldiers, seven thousand by Sherman.
Total, twenty-eight thousand eight hundred.
The killed and wounded of the enemy, the in
Shenandoah Valley, in Tennessee, Missouri,
Mississippi, Central Virginia and Georgia,
were at least fifteen thousand. Twenty-five
Rebel Generals have keen placed hors du com
bat, of whom thirteen were killed, six wound
ed, and six taken . prisoners. About two
hundred and eighty-five miles of railroads in
Rebellions States have been destroyed by
Union troops, with fifteen locomotives and
fifteen trains of cars. Cotton has been de
stroyed worth ten millions of dollars. Over
twelve thousand head of mules and horses
have been taken, and fifteen hundred head of
cattle. Military stores and provisions have
been destroyed worth a million of dollars, be
sides wagon trains, camp equipage, and other
articles. The navy has sunk the Rebel ram
Albemarle, and captured six or eight block
ade steamers, beside small craft. These are
heavy blows, but they are slight in compari
son to those which are yet to be delivered at
The great naval expedition for the capture
of Wilmington has at length commenced
operations in earnest, so that it is more than
likely we may give news of its falling into the
possession of our army and navy with this
paragraph. The navy has already so far pro
ceeded in its work as to render the capture of
Forte Fisher andeasswell a fixed fact, which will
leave Butler an open road to operate directly
against Wilmington. Indeed, Butler has al
ready moved, so that we way safely infer
the navy has performed its share of the work.
It is not necessary for us to refer to the im
portance of possessing Wilmington, or of the
magnitude of the work for its reduction. The
harbor has been a refuge for blockade run
ners, and - the port an entry for the recep
tion of supplies and munitions of war for the
traitors during the rebellion. England and
France have both used Wilmington to afford
the rebels the aid and comfort which neither
Government has the courage to extend by
her open diplomacy or her force of arms.—
Immense supplies of small arms, ordnances,
clothing and subsistence have been entered
at Wilmington: The rebel emissaries for
Europe have left for their destination at
this same . port, so that if this har
bor is closed and Wilmington falls into But
ler's hands, a new order of business, not very
profitable to the Confederacy, will be organ
ized. Nor will the captures on the coast stop
with Wilmington. Charleston falls as soon
as the former place becomes ours. Surely
this winter campaign is becoming a brilliant
HEAvx TAX cm WHISK:Y.—There is a firm of
distillers in Westmoreland county, which pays
$70,000 as an annual tax on their production
of whisky. In Pittsburg, there is a distiller
whose tax amounts annually to $BO,OOO. At
first sight, these items would indicate that the
GOvernment receives a vast revenue from the
whisky business. This is all a mistake, as
any sensible man knows. Indeed, if the na
tion were deprived of the entire revenue de
rived by the manufacture of the ardent, the
Government would still be benefitted, simply
because by• the vice of intemperance, pro
- duced by the use of alchohol, labor is depreci 7
ated, pauperism and crime increased, and"
thousand drawbacks on the progress of the
SALE or Calmar, Cora. Doros.—The Cannel
Coal Tract of one hundred and eighty-two
acres, lying about midway between Johnstown
and Ebensburg, and about three miles and
a half from the nearest point on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, has been sold by its owner,
Ms. Joseph-Burkhart, to some New York gen
tlemen for a large some of money. A portion
of the purchase money has already been, paid.
The purchasers, we understand, propose to
mine the coat upon their lands, and also to
bore for oil. 'lle coal vein is about eleven
feet thick, and ita richness has been fully
STILL FOR WAR.—.The Legislature
last week, passed resolution's acclaring it the
duty of the Confederate Government to pros
ecute the war till an honorable peact can be
obtained, and urges the citizens of Virginia t o
make every sacrifice possible for such an end.
The power of making peace is wholly
trusted into the hands of the government,
and the propositions of the enemy to any
State to treat for separate peace are insidious
THE Is HoemoNs of On., in West Virginia
are improving in every part of that region, so
that enterprisirig speculators have leased most
of tho territory and are engaged in sinking
The Christian Commission and Its New
. Year Gifts to the Army and navy.
By a circular issued from the central office
of the U. S. Christian Commission, we learn
that it has been decided upon to present to
every vessel of war, hospital, and brigade in
camp, a tew Yeai's Gift Camp Library, of one
hurldred and fifty volumes. The Commission
propose; to do this with the aid of the people,
on whosb liberality this magnificent scheme
iepends for success. It is claimed by George
F. Stewart, Chairman of the Commission,
that one thousand four hundred and forty-one
such libraries could be placed in the hands of
officers who would secure their proper use.
General literature, standard poetry and fic
tion, science, history, biography, the maga
zines; reviews and illustrated papers, neatly
bound in small volumes, religious works; in
short, whatever the liberal would place in
the sink room of a brother, to cheer his con
finement, will be welcomed and eagerly pe
rased by the soldiers. The dull monotony
of the hospital, without the relief afforded by
attractive, useful and entertaining reading
matter, has had the influence of aggravating
the afflictions of many a wounded soldier, to
a degree producing death, when mental re
lief by literary pleasure would have saved such
We quote a portion of Mr. Stewart's appeal
to the public on this subject, that our readers
may more .folly understand the importance of
the object sought to be promoted:
It is unnecessary to remind you of the in
valuable influence of such libraries in pre
veritinirgartbling and other vices of idleness,
in cheering and invigorating the invalid, and
in consoling and directing the- troubled soul.
Nor do you need solicitation to this generous
work. It, will, lam persuaded, give you plea
sure to select a few of the choicest volumes of
your library for such a purpose; and to sug
gest to the ladies of your family the employ
ment.of a forenoon or two in calling on - their
friends, and collecting a library from your
Our soldiers will prize the books much
more highly, if. you will write your name and
residence in each volume, and, if you can
add a word of cheer and cordial acknowledg
ment of the sacrifices these heroic men are
making for you, it will have an influence far
beyond that of the most costly volume which
the press ever produced.
—Rev. T. 11. Robinson, of this city; will
forward any number of books confided to his
charge, to the central office of the Christian
The Trouble of Newspaper Publishers
Since the extraordinary increase of the price
of paper, created by a combination of the
manufacturers, and all other materials used
iu a printing office, together with the increase
of wages to workmen, the publishers have ex
perienced considerable trouble to keep afloat.
Many of the proprietors have increased their
prices, and on that subject we find,the follow
ing sensible article in the Lewisburg Chronic
which we extract, viz:
TEM DIFFERENCE .—Whell We eolllMelleed
sending the Chronic* (in Clubs) at One Dol
lar a year in advance, everything we needed
was to be had at halt the present rates. On
looking at our paper of 1853, and comparing
the price of leadirw year, with
the pre - sent, we find the charge in that time to
be as follows:
Now, does any sane, reasonable man sup
pose we can afford to print a per as cheaply
in 1864, as we did in 1853? If we pay farm
ers twice as much as we did for what they fur
nish ns, should they not pay us more for what
we furnish them? And we must not do in
justice by exacting more of one person than
The fact is plain— the reason just—and the
inference unavoidable, that we may and should
make some inorease in our rates of charges.
From those who had the paper at $l, we shall
hereafter require $1 50—an advance of 50 per
cent. only. The usual price of $1 50 remains
unchanged—but tve must have the pay cash in
Most of the papers axe raising their terms
to $2, $2 50, or $3, to those who do pay—to
all others; nothing. That is, they require
those who honestly pay up to suffer for those
who never pay. We think this unfair and un
just. If all papers were paid for, they could
mogtly be afforded at old rates. Anyhow, we
shall try i" a while longer.
P. S. f any $1 subscriber of yore will
pay in produce at the rates of 1853 (as above,)
we will give him our paper at old rates and
Thank him into the bargain. Otherwise, it
is of no use to waste time or Weary patience
by talking or writing about our paper for a
THE Om Pavan is working a great revolution
in Crawford county. Most of the unimproved
lands in the eastern part of that county, are
finding a ready market, at prices far above
what is usually paid for the best cultivated
farms in the richest counties of the State. In
many instances, lands that were a dull sale
two years ago, at $6 to $lO per acre, have
been sold, during the past month, at prices
varying from $BO to $l,OOO per acre.
&souLAB FATALrry.—Henry Simbn, in the
Twenty-sixth Ward, Philadelphia, committed
suicide, on Saturday, by hanging himself in
the barn. The deceased was 33 years of age.
No Manse is assigned for the commission of
the act of self destruction. Suicide appears
to be a mania in the family, as the father and
grandfather of Simon both put an end to their
An Explosion in the South.
A great shock, like that of an earthquake s
was distinctly felt here last night about two
o'clock, rocking the earth and rattling the
windows in this place. It is supposed to be
an explosion of great magnitude on the coast
below Beaufort, as the wind came from that
direction. Possibly a magazine exploded in
the forts at Wilmington or Charleston, con
taining several hundred tons of powder. The
gale which has prevailed for the past few days
subsided last night, and the shipping which
has been detained at Beaufort will be able. to
[Nom —Forts Fisher and Caswell, below
Wilmington, are about. 9o miles, as the crow
files, from Newborn.)
THOMAS STILL PURSUING HOOD
Rebel Army Broken and Disorganized.
THE ENEMY FLEE TO BAINBRIDGE,
A F ank ilevenient Feared.
General Lee Severely Wounded.
The Rebels Lose 18 Generals.
68 Pieces of Artillery Captured.
Attack on Harrison's Bridge.
THE REBEL FORCE AND COMMANDERS
General Steadman Marching on
THE POSITION OF THOMAS AND HOOD.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, r. M.
Major Gen. Dix, Hew York:
Dispatches from General Thomas•represent
him still in pursuit of Hood's broken and dis
"HEADQUAIITERS, Punksza, Tram., Dec. 26.
1864,.—T0 Major General Halleek, Chief of
"HEADQIIARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS, BEYOND
PuLksKr, Dec. 25.—There seems to be little
doubt that the rebels have gone to Bainbridge,
eight miles above Florence, fearing a flank
movement from Stevenson.
"Two corps of Stewart and Lee went by
this road (the Florence road) to Lexington.
Cheatham's went towards - Lawrenceburg,
striking the old military road eight miles be
"The people say the rebels are suffering
immensely. Buford's wound is said to be
"A Mr. Carter says the Colonel command
ing the pontoon transportation told him he
was going to Bainbridge, and left here on
Thursday morning. Cheatham's ammunition
train of fifteen or twenty wagons, was aban
doned here. The mules were put in to help
the pontoons along.
"Gen. Lee was severely wounded in the foot
in the fight at Nashville. His corps is now
commanded by Stevenson. The rebels have
lost eighteen Generals killed, wounded and
captured since they started North. They ac
knowledge sixty eight pieces of artillery lost.
(Signed.) "JOSEPH IL WILSON,
Brevel Major General.
1853. 1861. Increase
$1 35 $2 50 $1 18
50 150 100
38 45 27
12 30 18
12 '.25 13
10 20 10
12 25 13
3 50 8 00 4 50
NERBEEN, Dee. 24
ATHAM ABANDONS HIS TRAINS.
"A later dispatch of G P. ar., December 25,
states that in pressing the enemy, Harrison's
brigade came upon the enemy's infantry
strongly posted in rail breastworks, and so
close did he push up, that in being compelled
to fall back the loss of ono guu was involved.
The position was, however, taken ten min
utes afterwards, but the enemy had ,run the
"The rebel force is eight brigades, of five to
six hundred men each.
"General Ward, commanding the Fourth
Corps, is in support of General ,Wilson, and
both will continue the pursuit zealously.
"I have heard from Steadman to-day. He
atiSCUltarkfl , d his iro.pr , ears at Lime
stone urees, seven miles from "De....cari - arßt
was marching on that place at 7 A. M. to-day.
"GEORGE H. THOMAS,
"Major General Commanding."
The Department has not received from Sa
vannah any reports except the telegrams of
General Sherman and General Foster, al
• EDWIN M, STANTON,
Secretary of War.
Dispatch from General Grant
News From. Richmond.
PORTER OFF WILMINGTON
ATTACK.ON FORT FISTIER
The Rebel Forces Reply Slowly
Lands His Troops
He Assaults the Rebel Stronghold
His Lodgment a Serious Mattel
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, P. M.
To Major General Day, New York: •
The following extracts from the Richmond
papers of to-day, relative to the expedition
against Wilmington, N. C., have been for
warded to the Department by General Grant:
"An official dispatch from General Beaure
gard, dated December 25th, and received yes
terday, states that General Hardee reports
that a force of the enemy's infantry, artillery,
and cavalry, had moved from Savannah to
wards the Altamaha River. General Hardee
has made the plper disposition to check the
column. Its object is probably to destroy the
Savannah, Albany and Gulf Railroad, its de
"No report has been received from General
Hood since November 25th."
"Wirmaxsorow, N. C., Dec. 25.—The ene
my's fleet of over fifty vessels, including two
monitors, several armed vessels and many
heavily armed frigates and sloops of way,
made a furious attack on Fort Fisher about
one o'clock yesterday, and kept up an average
fire of about thirty shots per minute until
"Our loss is 23 wounded.
"The attack was renewed at ten o'clock this
morning, and has been very furious and con
tinuous. There is no report of casualties to
day. Colonel Lamb, who is in command of
the fort, replied to the enemy's fire slowly
"The enemy, under cover of the heavy fire,
landed about three brigades two and a half
miles above Fort Fisher. They 'were imme
diately engaged:by a small force. The enemy
held his ground at night.
"WILMINGTON, N. C., Dee. 26 —The ene
my's infantry attacked Fort Fisher late last
night. They were repulsed with considerable
loss. There was a heavy rain and wind
through the night. Prisoners report that the
Twenty-fourth corps of the Yankee army are
present under Butler. .
"From our Wilfaington dispatches it will
be seen that the Yankee fleet attacked Fort
Fitter about 1 r v. on Saturday. Whom
• . .
bathed it heavily until nightfall, renewing the
bombardment at 10 o'clock on Sunday morn
ing, and continuing it throughout the day;
That under cover of the fleet the enemy landed
an.infantry force above Fort Fisher, whit*
attacked the Fort on Sunday night, and? ere
"Fort Fisher islbituatekon a sand spit on
the right bank of tie - Cape Fear River, at ite
month, twenty miles below Wilzaingto*
"The enemy are pram:oiled to have reached
their.position above the fort, not by passing
up the river, where they would have been
obliged to run the gauntlet of the guns both
of Forts Fisher and Caswell, on the left bank,
but by landing on the beach, east of the mouth
of Cape Fear River. The enemy having ef
fected a lodgment above the fort is a serious
matter. It will cost double the force to dis
lodge him that would have prevented his
landing." EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
porfaut News Circular from
"Crrx Ponrr, Dec. 23, 1864.
"Major General Meade
"Copy for corps commanders. The follow
ing dispatch is forwarded for your information:
- S. GRANT."
4 .ia....ADQTARTERS Aii*er howas„l
" 'Lieutenant General Grank,',q;;;, ,
"'A telegraph operatoffrOm the Richmond
War Office states as follows: -Bragg tele
graphed very often from. Wilmington to Presi
dent Davis for reinforbemenbiir
" oThe United States :W :appeared off
Wilmington the 16th, 17th .and 18th. • Gene
ral Hibner telegraphs tpf Davis that Fort
Fisher was captured on th:e night of the 20th.
" ( 13eauregard had telegraphed that the cap
ture of Savannah, by unconditional surren
der, took place on the morning of the 20th.
The news was reMied in Richmond on the
night of the 20th, but was not made public.
The force in Savannah was officially reported
to be 15,000 to 18,000 men, with Hardee in
" 'Gilmer, chief engineer of defences, ten
days ago reported only 500,000 rations of meat
in Richmond. •
" 'Gen. Beauregard telegraphed that after
the fall of Savannah the river would be a base
for Sherman to operate against Augusta and
0. C. ORD, Major General.'"
Reported 'Death of Moseby.
A gentleman who arrived here to-night,
from Loudon comity,.informs the American
that Moseby, xitting*,. house, near
Middleburg, Virginia, was'Xwd it through a
window, the shut taking effeotin his bowels,
and that he died onFridaziast. The party
professes to have seen Moseby after he was
wounded. • '
On the 20th teat, Many E., daughter of George W. and
Lydia A. Shatter, aged 3 years, 4 months, and 10 days.
The funeral will take place to-morrow (Thupday,) at 3
o'clock P. m., from the residence of E. Geary, corner of
South and fixth streets. .The relatives and friends are
invited to attend.
how brief thy day!
• Short and hasty was thy stay •
Soon the morninshall restore,
The boned babe we now deplore.
On Wednesday morning,. December 28th inst , CHARLE.I
C., son of J. C. and M. Young, aged 8 years and 9
ONTuesday night, in going from Jack's
restaurant to Tanner's alley, a Soldier's Certificate
for the Reief Fund. The tindcr..will be rewarded by
;caving it at Jack's Restaurant, corner of Third and
For Fifteen Days
I WILL REDUCE MY
ari c) lc "K.
Twenty-Five per Cent.,
Previous to taking inventory on
I RAVE ON HAND A LARGE ASSORT-
&c., &C. ,
* SOL.- BROWNOLD,
Cor of Second and Market, opposite the Janes
LOST, O •
NE large door key, and two night-latch keys
The finder will be rewarded by leaving them at Dr.
Rriley's Mee, Market square. dee2B-d2t*
AT TH 141 BRADY HOUSE.
ALARGE TWO-STORY BRICK HOUSE
for sale. Possession given on the Ist of ApriL—
appiy to • JOHN L LINGLE,
dec27 lw* Corner of 2d and Mulberry streets.
DISEASE OP THE NERVOUS, SEMEN
-1I At, URINARY AND SEXUAL SY..iTEHS—netv and
reliable treatrdept—in Reports of. the HOWARD ASSOCI
ATION—sent by mail Ia sealed letter envelopes, free of
charge. Address, Dr. SKILLIN HOUG . HIDN,
Association,'Hoibatit 'l' South Ninth street, Phila
delphia, Pa. dec27-d3m
PROPERTY FOR SALE.
rfIRREE THREE-STORY BRICK HOUSES,
corner of Front and North streets ; three two-story
Brick Houses,. in North street, adjoining the above; also,
a vacant Lot on Ridge Road, adjoining property of Dr.
E.gle.. Inquire of • . 3.1.1d1S B. THO.KR.4ON,
deck-d3t* Fifth street, near Market.
HEAP LOTS FOg;SALE.—Six lots front
on Fecund street, and extending back to Penn
etreet 140 feet, for Fate at; $350 each.
dee:26-dlw - . DAVID MUMMA:.
AFRESH LOT. OF LEMONS just re
calved at WM. M GRAY & CO.,
(Rouser & toolnmates old stand, Market square-)
TUST received, this- morning, Michener do
pi Co. , t Freeb Smoked Haw; Beef and Tongues, at
EPPER; SAUCE, a new invoice;P
: calved nimbi ygatitoill
ILTEW MACKKR33IIL, ERRINO SAL
LI WON as Omit IiOTIOI i XONIIIM
N Drib e (..7ent rya I - I al Iway .
OPENING OF NEE BRANCH TO ERIE
BasarisroßE, Dec. 27
vnr4mit TIN TABU.
FOUR TRAINS DAILN
lux LTlmio 13. E
%V INGTOIN CITY.
Connections made with trains on Pennsylvania Railroad,
to and from Pittsburg and the West.
FOUR TRAINS DAILY to and from the North and
West Branch Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and Erie, Elmira,
and all of Northern New York.
ON and after MONDAY, DEC 26th, 1864.
the Passenger Trains of the Northern Central
Railway will arriye ut and depart from Harrisburg and
Baltimore as follows, viz:
MALL TRAIN leaves Sunbury . daily (except
leaves Harrisburg... .......
arrives at Baltimore
EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Sunbury daily (except
Sunday) IL 4D r. te.
leaves Harriabarg (except
arrives at Baltimore daily
(except Monday) . 7.00 U.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION leaves Har-
SUNBURY ACCOMMODATION leaves San,
bury daily (except Sun
day) at 7 41 A. m
pEa,ADELpRIA. EXPRESS TRAIN leaves
Sunbury daily, (except
Sundays,) at 10 40 P. if
MAIL TRAIN leaves Baltimore daily (except
" arrives at Sunbury 4.2) r. It.
ZIPREYS TRAIN leaves Baltimore daily 10.0) P. M.
arrives at Harrisburg.... .. 221 A. a
leaves Harrisburg daily ies
arrives at Sunbury
ERIE EXPRP . .),:..9 TRAIN leaves Baltimore daily
(except Strurdays) at...... 8.00 P. a
leaves Harrisburg aily
(except Sundays) at m.
arrives at Sunbury at 4.10 A. sr.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION leaves Bal
timore daily (except Sun
arrives at Harrisburg . ... .
SUNBURY ACCOMMODATION leaves Harris
iairg dailylexcept Sunday)
at 4.25 P. Y.
The Erie Express and Philadelphia Express aro through
trains to and front Erie and all intermediate points.
Nail and Express trains run through to Elmira.
For further information apply at the Offloa, in Penneyl
vania Railroad Depot,. J. N. DoBARRY,
Harrisburg, Dec. 28, 1864.-dtt
Philadelphia and Erie Rail
PHIS Great Lino traverses the Northern
and Northwest counties of Pennsylvania to the city
of Erie, on Lake Erie.
Ithas been leased by the PRXX. BYLTA.SIA RAILROAD Cott-
Won', and is operated by them
Its entire length was opened for passenger and freight
business October 17,1864.
TIME OF PASSENGER TRAINS AT HARRISBURG.
Lock Haven Accommoda'ion Train
Mail Train 1... 1:15 A at
Elmira Exprem Train 1:40 r tt
Passenger oars run through on Mail trains without
change both ways between Philadelphia and Erie, and,.
Baltimore and Erie.
• • •• •, • -
Elegant sleeping ears on Mail train both ways
.between Phradelphia and Look Haven, and on Elmira
Espy 's train both ways between Williamsport and
For inlormation respecting passenger irsiness apply at
the corner 30th and Market streets, Philadelphia.
J. W . Re:ynolds, Eric .
J. IC Drill, Agent N CR it, Baltimore
H. A. HUSTON,
General Freight Agent, Philad'a.
H. W. GWINNER,
General Ticket Agent, Phelad'a.
JOS. D POTTS, •
General Manager, Williamsport,
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. (deel94l2w) J. L. .13 ATZ, Proprietor.
ALWAYS on hand and for sale, a large lot
or BEER, which can be bad in any quantity desired,
at the corner of Third 'Arcot and Cherry alley.
dec24-dlw HENRY CORTES.
o HORSE SHOERS.—L superior article
of No. 8,9, and 10 Horse Shoe Nails, in 25 pound
boxes. Also, (slightly damaged by water) Horse Shoe
Rasps, and best quality English horse shoe iron. For
sale low, by A. PUEVES & SON,
dec23-1m South and Penn, Philadelphia.
INGOT, Copper and Brass,• Tin, Babbit
Metal, Load, Speller, Crucibles, Foundry Facings,
Belting, Anvils, Vices, Bellows, Stocks and Dies, &c,
For sale by A. FILENE'S & EON,
• • South and Penn, Philadelphia.
Cash paid for Scrap Iron and all kind's of metals.
WHEREAS, the Honorable Jonnc J. PrAm
ami President of the Court of Common Pleas la
the Twelfth Judicial District, consisting of the counties of
Lebanon and Dauphin, and the Honorable Samna. Lexots
and Honorable Mowsß YOUNG, Associate Judges in Dau
phin county, having issued their precept, bearing date the
16th day of December, 1864, to me directed, far holding a
Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery and
Quarter Sessions of the Peace of Harrisburg, for the county
of Dauphin, and to commence on rim 3D Mormay orJestr-
ARY NEXT, being the 16th day of January : 1865, and to
continue two weeks.
Notice is therefore hereby given to the Coroner, Justices
of the reacepAiderruen and Constables of the said county
of Dauphin, that they be then and there in their proper
persons, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, with
their records, inquisitions, examinations, and their own
remembrances, to do those things which to their office
appertains to be done, and those who are bound in recog
nizancee to 14tosecute against the prisoners that are or
shall be in the Jail of Dauphin county, be then and there
to prosecute against them as shall be just.
Given under my hand, at Harrisburg, the 19th day of
December, in the year of our Lord, 1864, and in the eighty
ninth year of the independence of the United States.
W. W. JENNINGS, Sheriff.
Harrisburg, Dec. 19, 1864.
ALARGE ASSORTMENT OF TRANSPA
RANT SLATES, of all , sizes and prices, for sale at
Scbeffer's Bookstore, 21 Send?, Second street, Harrisburg,
Penna. • octi
FOUR . VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS,
situated on Third and Herr streets (Hammond's
Lane ! ) corner lot 25%131. The other lots are 20%131,
running hack to a2O feet alley. For further particulars
enquire of GEO. H. HELL,
no.2odtf Corner of Second and Chestnut streets.
FOUR VALUABLE HOUSES, located. in
different parts of the city. For particulars enquire
at the Cheap Grocery Store, corner of Third and Chestnut.
CMPAE.—Prinie New York Cheese, Pine
Apple, English Dairy and Sap Sago Cheese, just re
ceived this morning at . SHISLER & FRAZER'S.
O.IEKTICENGNetv and amusing for oIL
dren—Tho 'Lying Bircds, at
- no2l '2OHEFFBR'S Bookstore, Harrisnurg,P
R EDUCTION IN PRICES.
saisLER St FRAZER,
Have made [wetter reduction in Prices on the leadin
'oracles groceries. , 0c,t28
Ftairtil3AOSEßS. - . - . - _Bonton Wine Bis
- Gunk Bast= Milk Miran; Boston Butter Ths
ouits, Boston Oystor Croakers, Boston Pic-nio (hackers,
Trades Butter Orekeni, just received at
Ira SOT& ICOICRPiIIt.
QEVERAL first class Carpenters and Cab
kj . inc.! makers wanted, to wham constant cropleymen,
will be given. Apply at the La6le Works
dec22.6t* W. 0. MCKOR.
TO RENT-3 house containing six rooin; . ,
located anywhere het , ttn North and CI: tout Sts.
Vent paid in advance. • ddre., , Eo 41, P. 9. Poszession
wanted on the first of April, 13:15. den.tr
WANTE D.—A good two-horse team
Wagon. Enquiry at Iff IS OFFICE.
oi7ll A MONTH I want Agents every
‘...t whom, at $7O a month, expeaseri paid, to ael.
fteen Artictes, the Lest selling ever - offer-. 1. bySl par
Molars free. Addres3, r , TIS T. GAREN'
nol6-daw3ra Biddeford. Maine.
WANTED. - Sl2? A 310 N 71 -1!-
Agents everywhere, to introduce the new
Shaw d Clark Sixteen Dollar Family
Machine, the only low prim machine a
country which is licensed by Grower Ic Raker , Wheeler
& Wilson, Howe, Singer & Co„ and Ralrhelder. Salary ana
expenses, or large commisilons allowed All otl:e;
chines now cold for less than forty dollar.- each are in
fringements, and the seller and user liable. Illc , i , lateg
Circulars sent free. A4dreF-e, SHAW
nol6 daw3m Bieleford, Mame
10. U a a.
1.30 Y. it
fi.2.0 p. Y.
MPERIAL OIL COMPANY.
7.45 A. ar
Office 139 South Fifth St.. Phila.
Capital - - - S 2,000,00i)
200,000 Shares at $lO 00 Each.
Subscription Price S 3 per sharepar fall fos•
pa id stock.
VIA ? : Reserved Capital iFo-?-50,000.
PRESIDEST-At EX. K. Slc-LEHE
A. K. McClure,
Thome 4. Scott
D. K. J.,:4 :man,
4'63'y.—JAS. St SELT,F.t , S.
THIS Company has three different tract.,
or land now producing Oil, curt ample rfvenw— to
guarantee regular dividends.
The three tracts with wells on them are capable of at
tensivo development, and the Company have five engine;
and all the fixtures reitly to prosecute the work.
It has 120 acre; in fee on Allegheny river, iturnathataly
opposite Oil city, with 110 'rods river hold, and 15
rods front on Lay's svu. 'lbis land is new worth iltlo
000 exclusive of the oil right.
2 53 7., Y.
.7.45 F. Y.
It has 100 acres in fee in the Cherry Run int
mediateiy adjoining Cherry Run Petr, - ..:euro Company,
and leases are about to be executed with Iwo stro% , par
Ws to sink wells on lease on this tract the Company to
receive half of the oil.
It has two tract? of land on Oil creek, each producia;
over ten barrels per day, and one tract on the Allegheny
producingten barrels of heavy Oil, wetth $2l per barn!.
All of these tracts will be promptly developed, ant they
are well tested Oil lands.
It is erganized on a certain basis to pay dividends from
the start. Its revenues from the Oil alone are more tb.an
twelve per cent per annum on the capilni; and nee wells
are about to be sunk on lease, without cost to the comparq,
and one-half the proceeds will belong to the company.
The company has $250.000 of its own capital in rear; -
belonging to the stnekhalders, and taking it altogether he
resources for cot lain dividends are not approached by any
other Oil stook now in the market at oven double the
1:40 A It
The officers of this Company mean to presocuto the de
vclopment of ttese 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
dec2d.tf GEoßfli.: BERGNER.
Tr ffr M . MC AMr BTVGL STAL L
Friendship Fire Company,
BRAISTTIS CITY HALL,
ON MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2d, 1864
.422 T be bad of any member of the Company
NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS
T'special list of 5 per cent. tax on in
comes for the year 1863, is now in my bands for col
lection, and is hereby dematpled for Dauphin county at
my office in Harrisbure.
To all those 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
alty, after that, to be collected by distraint checks, pays,
ble in government funds, or the use by mail at your risk,
or by the hands of friends will bs
No fees will be ebaiged for notices issued before the
first inst. A. K. FAFINESTOCN,
decDff Collector 14th District Penna.
-WHEREAS, the Auditor General, as re
quired by the 11th section of the act, entitled
"An act enabling the banks o: this Commonwealth to be
come associations for the purpose of banking under the
laws of the United States," passed on the 22d day of An
gust A. D. 1864, has certified to me tsat the "HARRIS
BURG B 4.101" has furnished sat stactory evidence t him
that all the requirements of said act have been complied
with by the said bask, and that it has become an associa
tion for the purpose of banking under the laws of the
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 charter of said
bank by the terms of said act, is deemed and taken to
be surrendered subject to the previsions of the first sec
Bon of said act. A. G CURTIN,
Governor of Pennsylvania,
11XECI:7TrE CHAMBER. BARRIS/WU:,
December 20, 1864. j
PHILOSOPHY OF 11ABRIAGE.— The
Proprietors of the New York Museum of Anatom.:.
have determined, regardless of expense, to issue free,
(for the benefit of suffering humanity, and suppression of
quackery) frier of their most interesting and instructive
lectures on Marriage and its disqualifications nervous and
physical debility, premature decline of manhood Indiges
tion, weakness or depression, impotency, less of ene'gy
and manly power; the great social evil, and those male
dies which result from youthful follies, excesses of ma
Luray, or ignorance of Physiology and laws of Nature.
These invaluable lectures have been the means of en
lightening and saving thousands and will be forwardel
free, on receipt of four stlmp.s s by addressing Sucarrasr.
New York Museum of Anatomy and Medicine, 618 Broad
way, New York. decl9-dly
SHISLER & FRAZER
II - AYE, and. are receiving goods in their
usual line, for Christmas, for families, consisting of
'MEE SPICE, RAISINS, in all sized packages, Figs asd
Prunes, Apples, C der, Wine, Brandy, Stun, inc. Prepared
Mince Meat, put up by the most cdebrated manufacturer,
Mr. Atmore Fine new crop New Orleans Molasses and
Sorghum Syrup, a domestic which is considered s fine sr
tide for baking purposes. decd
p i mp oved farms in
obi°, Kentucky, Indiana ai,
large tracts of unimproved land in Illinois, lowa and Wis
consin Catalogues with full descriptions anti prices of
each, will be sent by mail, free of charge, upon applica
SAMUEL A. SARGENT.
N. W. corner sth and Walnut streets, Cincinnati, G
At Harris' Stove Store,
No. 112 IVIATrirVT STREET, HARRISBURG.
IHAVE a fine assortment of beautiful FAN
CY TIN TOYS, which can be had at low prices to sag
the time& They are going off rapidly. Please call and
see there. [dec23dlws] J. HARRIS.
ROUSES FOR SALE.
j rpECREE NEW FRAME HOUSES, SITU
ATE on Foster street, above North. Enquire of
JACOB WALTERS ,
Corner of Third_ox22___
C ATAWBA GRAPES.—A. new lot st reclaim of fine
Catawba Grapes, by the box or pound. Ju'
at Whf , M. GrI2LY & GO.,
(Rouser and Iclekroan , a old stand, nutlet sqnsra
John M. POrGelGy
Peter B. Smart.
T IN TOYS,