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Letter from Charles R. Backalew.
We publish on our first page this morning
a letter from Senator Buckalew, addressed to
the Chairman of the Democratic Central Club,
Philadelphia, in reply to . an invitation to
unite with the Democracy of the city in cele
brating Washington's birth day. • The letter is
calm, able and firm. It covers the whole
ground in controversy between the party of
the administration and the Democratic party,
and treats every-question it touches with con
calmness and perspicuity, for which the writings
of Mr. Buckalew are so remarkable. We in.
wite attention to it as a production that will
well repay attentive perusal.
The Conscription.
The conscription, upon which it seems the
Federal Government intends to place its whole
reliance to keep the ranks of the army up to
the required number, has one feature which
will go far towards defeating the purpose, sup
posing no opposition to be offered and the
measure to be universally acquiesced in. That
is the $3OO proviso, of which every one who
can, by any possibility, raise the sum, will
avail himself of. The result will be that the
whole draft will fall upon the poorer classes;
the stinted laboring men, whp will all have to
be swept away—leaving the whole business of
the country which depends upon labor at
a stand still—to obtain the requisite num
ber. It will sweep the mines and the work
shops of the States of nearly all their work
men—it will seize upon every sinewy arm that
wields the pick, the shovel or the ax, upon
the poor farm and road laborers whose $8 or
$lO per month will not enable them to buy
exemption; and then the number will still be
deficient. In our judgment this is the worst
feature of the bill—the most unwise and un
just. It is a perfect exemption to the rich, the
prosperous and those whose occupation enable
them to lay up, while it deprives the poor of
every chance of escape.
The Telegraph is too hard on its Yankee
friends, the Peace Party of 1812. They were
the fathers and grandfathers of the New En
gland Abolitionists, who are now playing .the
part of traitors to the Constitution and country
in conjunction with the Telegraph and the ad
ministration under which it holds office, and
which of course it supports. The war of 1812
was a war waged against a foreign State which
had impressed our seamen and otherwise
grossly insulted us ; it was waged within the
limits of the Constitution and in defence of the
honor and dearest rights of the country ; it was
a righteous war, waged for a just purpose.—
Yet the Federalists of New England opposed
it. It was there the Peace Party was organ
imid, and to those States it was principally
confined. They acted the part of traitors, as
their descendants and those who are politically
associated with them, now are doing. There
is only this difference : the Peace Party of 1812
opposed a just war Constitutionally waged
against a foreign enemy; our Yankee Aboli
tionists and their political associates in other
States -wickedly provoked a civil war on a sec
tional issue and wage it by unconstitutional
means for an unconstitutional purpose. They
are therefore traitors to the Constitution and
the country—the P eace Party were no more.
The Telegraph should endeavor to be just, if it
cannot be generous. "
Pardoning Rioters.
The Danville Intelligencer and Sunbury
Democrat censure Governor Curtin severely for
pardoning the rioters recently convicted of
grossly maltreating an old man named Eyer
last summer, in Columbia oounty. After a
fair trial the jury found the defendants guilty,
ant the Court sentenced them to a fine of $5O
each and the costs. The political friends of
the parties—who it appears were rank Aboli
tionists—made an exparte statement of the
case to the Governor; who the I}loomsburg
Republican exultingly says, "at once made
out, and sent back an unconditional pardon."
Old man Eyer was a Democrat.
Upon these facts the Sunbury Democrat ex
ittims :
Can this be possible! Is Governor Curtin
the guardian and protector of riots and mobs
in Pennsylvania Every newspaper in the
state ought to publish the outrage and if Gov
ernor, Curtin is thus going to interfere and
defeat the ends of justice, and destroy personal
security, then there is no means left but for
every. Democrat to prepare to defend himself
when thus assailed. Curtin's term of office
expires next fall, and he will be the last of his
kind." ,
The Danville Intelligence,. remarks :
" Such is Repulican justice. Law and order
vindicated by the courts, but the Governor
defies them—the people desire peace and quiet
—the Governor hoots at the idea—the culprits
are found guilty of a breach of the law, and
fined—the Governor makes the people foot up
the bill. Is it any wonder that the country is
in a state of anarchy and civil war, when jus
isif and order ate set at 64149 r;
The Thirty-eighth Congress.
The Thirty-seventh Congress, having done all
the mischief possible, havnig brought the coun
try to the very verge of ruin and invested the
President with dictatorial powers for the sub-
N jugation of the North and South alike, will
close its infamous career at twelve o'clock to
night, (at least it ought) or at furthest on
Wednesday; (to-morrow). In view of the con
dition of the country the polit4cal complexion
of the Thirty-eighth Congress is of the great
est importance. It is impossible yet to speak
with any degree of positiveness in regard to it,
as much depends upon the result of the elections
to take place from the 10th of March to the
4th of November; but from what we already
know we think.there is ground , for apprehen
sion that it may not hi as favorable to the
cause of Constitutional freedom as we would
wish it to be. The most favorable classifica
tion which 'can be made, founded upon results
already known and conjectures as to those yet
to happen, leaves parties in the House:so
nearly balanced as to make it unsafe to pr; - -
diet which will be in the ascendant—the Pres
ident or the People. The delegates elected
in the Northern States, where issues were
fairly made and the opinions of parties well
defined, can be calculated upon with certainty
to vote in accordance with their avowed po
litical proclivities. Bat it is not so with many
of the members from the border States, who
have no precise political classification, and are
governed by views peculiairly their own. Many
of these have sustained in the present Con
gress measures of the administration most ob
jectionable to the Democratic party, and may
continue to do so in the next Congress. It is
this fact that perplexes us, and makes us fear
ful that the ensuing Congress will not be re
liable as a Democratic body. When we And
administration men from border States in the
present Congress, we have reason to appre
hend their presence in the next ; ii which case
we may find all ef -our hopes of a speedy re
turn to constitutional government dashed.
A, Maryland correspondent wrote to us on
this subject in January, requesting us to give
a statement, as nearly accurate as possible, of
the pOlitical complexion of the *Bth Congress,
enclosing, at the same time, a table from the
Philadelphialkquirer, and one of his own cor
rected from it, which he wished us to revise.
Having ne information. at the time which he
did not seem to possess also, we laid his letter
away until we should be better prepared to give
some satisfactory estimate. We do not know
whether we are any better prepared to do so now
than we were then; but the present Congress
being on the eve of expiring, this is perhaps is
proper a time to make the effort as any other,
unless, indeed, we postpone it until after all
the elections shall have taken place. The
table furnished by our correspondent, corrected
from the Inquirer, is, in its general result, as
nearly accurate, perhaps, as any that can be
prepared; but there are a few errors in the
details that have been made known since it was
compiled, which are corrected in the following
table, which is as near an approximation, to
the political complexion of the next House , as
can now be made.
States that have elected:
. ,
Democrats. Abolitionists
Delaware 1
Illinois. ; /1 i
Indians 4
lowa 6
Kansas 1
Maine • . 1 ' , 4
Massachusetts lo
Michigan . 1 4 , 5
Missouri.... $ . 6
New Jersey 4 1
New York 17 14
Ohio 14 6
Oregon 1
Pennsylvania 14 10
Wiaconoin 3 3
Nearly all of the Abolition members from
Missouri were elected by the military; and
their seats are contested by the Democrats ;
and if justice is done they will get them.
The following States are yet to elect. We
estimate the result as follows :
Dem. and Censers. Abotst.
Vermont 3
Rhode Island 1
Connecticut 3 1
New Hampshire ... 1 2 -
California 2
Kentucky 8
Maryland 4 2
Western Virginia 2
The next House is going to be extremely
close, but the piobability is that the Abolition
ists will be in a minority of eight, unless they
can foist upon the House bogus members from
the seceded States. A sharp contest will come
up undoubtedly upon the Missouri members
when they present their certificates. The
Democrats and Conservatives will, in the end,
probably control the House. The seat of one
of the Abolitionists from lowa is contested.
So are the seats of two from Pennsylvania.
There will be two or more members from
Louisiana, and two or more from Tennessee;
but we forbear to class them. If the adminis
tration can effect it, the whole Maryland dele
gation will be anti-Democratic.
The Hayden Minister is described by a New
York reporter as "about thirty-two years of
age, of medium height, and exceedingly dark
and swarthy complexion. He wears a heavy
black mustache and imperial. His hair is
generally a little fuzzy and wooly looking,
which is owing to the want of a careful dres
sing, as after undergoing a course of knrsorial
manipulations it would lie as straight as that
of any Saxon among us. The cheek bones are
rather higher than are seen in this latitude.—
The prevailing expression of his face is
goad natured and friendly. Heavy black eye
brows arch over a pair of fine, full blak eyes,
which seem always ready to gleam and light
up with merriment.
HIAWATHA.— t° Mad-Lark," a Heppe,Ma
ne& correspondent of the Pittsburg Post, com
ments in a somewhat humorous strain on the
kit movement of the Grand Army of the Po
tomac through the mud of Old Virginia. He
Winds up his comments with the following
effort at rhyme, is imitation of LongfeilWe
Hiawatha :
Then the mu-ekstiove and tug-ged
On the hill-eider steep and rng-ged
Till they came unto a mud hole,
It was nary a common puddle,
One it was without a bottom
Into which the mn-eIS, rot 'ens,
Got so very far deluded,
Nothing but their ears protruded,
Picturing, in situation,
Uncle Abe's administration.
Out of the million and a half able-bodied
male whites between the ages of 20 and 35 in
the North, it is stated by leading Republicans
that the conscription law will secure some 6 or
800,000 soldiers..
The Albany Argus publishes Greeley's an
nouncement of an anticipated negro insurrec
tion in South Carolina, plotted by General
Hunter, and remarks : It is the first bold an
nouncement of the bloody policy of a Servile
insurrection, deliberately planned, invited and
aided by "white men and regular troops," and
the Tribuue hugs it to its heart with a devilish
There is no possibility of misunderstanding
the meaning of the “startling announcement."
We have been told that under the sweeping
conscription of the Confederate Government,
all men able to bear arms are with the army,
and that none are left at home but the feeble
and the aged, women and children, and the
negroes upon whose labor these subsist. This
negro raid, led by 'whites and backed by regu
lar troops, is to be made into a department
"most densely populated" by feeble women,
aged and sickly men, and young! children.—
" , Preparation and defence are alike impossi
ble," and the district is to be given up to the
savage rage and brutal passions of the negroes
and their white leaders
This is the feast over which the Tribune
g l oa t s l Will its editors listen at midnight for
the fancied shrieks of violated women—the
wafflings of mangled ceildren—the groans of
tortured and powerless men—and theft sleep
peacefully in their beds ? Do they hold out
the picture of this negro insurrection, in a
defenseless district, to reconcile the men of the
North to the Conscription law that calls them
into the field to share in similar scenes ? Or is
it their design to madden the public mind and
hasten the day of retribution ?
Ina world will shudder at this exhibition of
lientlish malignity, whatever the motive that
prompts its display; and, unhappily, it is
against the government, for which the Tribune
is supposed to speak, that its indignation will
be directed.
All the influence of the State government of
Pennsylvania, backed by the earnest appeals
of hundreds of influential, patriotic private
citizens, failed tel procure permission from the
President or War Department to the worn-out,
shattered regiments of the Reserve Corps to
return to the State for the purpose of recruit
ing their ranks, and resting awhile from the
hard duties of war. How happens it that the
Second New Hampshire regiment has obtained
permission that our Reserves were denied ?
They have been no longer in service—they
have not been in as many battles—they have
not suffered as much through the vicissitudes
of war. How happens it then? An election
comes off in New Hampshire on 'the 10th of
March, and five hundred soldiers, including
invalids, have been sent there with the expec
tation that they will vote the Abolition ticket.
That's the plain reason.
The President has issued a proclamation
calling an extraordinary session of the Senate,
to meet at noon on the 4th of March, to act
upon such communications as he may make to
it. Its chief busineis will be the confirmation
of appointments.
Senator Sumner has introduced joint resolu
tions declining foreign mediation, and announ
cing the unalterable resolution of the Govern
ment to vigorously prosecute the war until the
rebellion shall be suppressed.
The Democratic. Senators, on Satuiday,
opened on the Conscription bill as it came be
fore the Senate for concurrence in - the House
amendments. Senators Turpie, of Indiana,
and Carlile, of Virginia, were particularly se
vere in their denunciations of Executive power.
In the House, on Saturday night, a scene
occurred which produced quite a commotion,
Mr. Blake, of Ohio, charged Mr. Vallandig
ham with saying two years ago that if war
came the Union troops would have to march
over the latter's dead body. Vallandigham,
springing from his seat, declared that the
statement was false, and that Blake knew it.
The latter reiterated that it wait true, and a
collision was only prevented by the Speaker,
After renewed demonstrations the parties
finally gave way, with mutual statements of
21 10
74 77
On Friday evening the diplomatic represen
tative Of the republic of Hayti, accredited by
President Oeffrard to President Lincoln, arri
ved in town in company with his secretary.—
He paid his respects on Saturday to the chair
man of the Senate Committee on Foreign Rela
tions, Senator Sumner. t The government
intends extending to him all the courtesies
usually accorded members of the diplomatic
Advices received at Washington on Saturday
state that over ninety Union cavalry were
captured near Winchester on Thursday. Six
of our pickets were taken by the rebels and
retaken by the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cav
alry, who were in turn captured en mane.
The rebels on the line of the Rappahannock
seem to bo in good humor about something.
They sing and laugh and cheer at times in a
manner quite unusual. Evidently something
is up. Their recent Warrenton and Winches
ter forays bode mischief. While Gen. Hooker
is mud-bound, they seem to be able to bring
whole brigades from Fredericksburg to the
Shenandoah valley. If M'Clellan were is
command now a mighty howl would be raised
by the Abolition hounds, but as "Fighting Joe
Hooker" is at the head of the army of course
it's all right.
The two Houses have compromised their
differences on the bank tax section of the
finance bill. All banks, corporations, or in
dividuals issuing notes or bills for circulation,
as currency, shall pay a tax of one per centuts,
each half year, from and after the Ist of April
next, upon the average amount of circulation
or bills as currency issued beyond a certain
amount fixed by the bill.
The Abolition members of the Indiana house
of Assembly withdrew on Wednesday last, de ,
priving the house of a quorum. The obj Se t.
was -to prevent the passage of a bill decreasing
the military power of the Governor, which
they deemed unconstitutional. This will pro
bably put an end to further legislation.
The Kentucky House of Assembly, on Friday
last, rejected the report of the ComMittee on
Federal Relations by a decided vote, but ac
cepted the resolutions, which cover all material
The Wheeling Intelligencer gives the follow
ing particulars of an unfortunate military
affair which we have elsewhere alluded to.
Greeley's Negro Insurrection.
The Difference.
General News.
The affair took place on the 25th. A rebel
cavalry scout, eighty strong, came inside our
pickets on the Strasburg road. After a skir
mish with infantry pickets, in which two were
wounded on each side, they retired, capturing
a cavalry picket of twelve men. Five hundred
of the 13th Pennsylvania and New York cav
alry, sent in pursuit, recaptured, beyond
Strasburg, most of the prisoners and horses,
and also took a number of prisoners. The
commander of our detachment transcended his
orders and pursued beyond Woodstock. After
driving in the rebel picket ' s
he stood parleying
in the road without guarding against surprise.
The enemy returned in force, charged upon,
and threw them into confusion, killing and
capturing 200 in a fight of twenty miles. Our
men made no stand, though outnumbering the
Late dispatches from General Grant to the
President and War Office represent hie opera
tions at Vicksburg in a very favorable light.
lie only wants a few days of good weather to
secure success, and thinks that not only Vicks
burg will be taken, but the whole rebel army
with it. We sincerely hope so—but must con
fess to entertaining some doubts.
Four persons charged with resisting the
authorities in the arrest of deserters have been
convicted of treason in the United States Dis
triot Court of Indiana. .
There is said to be a network of torpedoes
at the entrance of Charleston harbor, designed
to blow up the Federal fleet if it should attempt
to enter. •
Letter from George Washington to Ro-
bert •Morrie.
The Abolition press is much addicted to
publishing garbled extracts from the writings
of Washington to show that he was unfriendly
to slavery. As an instance, we often see quo
ted the following: "I never mean to possess
another slave by purchase." Leaving the im
pression that, he viewed the purchase of slaves
as a oriole. The extract is garbled. It should
read : " I never mean, unless some particular
circumstances should compel me to it, to possess
another slave by purchase." Bat, giving them
the full benefit of all they have gained by their
dishonest garbling from the writings of the
Father of his Country, is it too much to request
them to publish in full the following letter
from Washington to Robert Morris. "His me
mory is a magnificent possession, a 'priceless
legacy—his words of wisdom, the more we
read them, seem the more precious and valua
ble," and we should like to' see them spread
over the whole land. Will the Abolition press
lend its aid in placing the people in possession
of this letter ?
Motrwr V=ll°34'l2 April, 1786.
Data Sin give you the trouble of this
letter at the instance of Mr. Dolby, of Alex
andria, who is called - to Philadelphia to attend
to what he conceives to be
n a vexatious lawsuit
respecting a slave of his, whom a ',Moiety of
Quakers in the city, formed for euchaiurposes,
have attempted to liberate. The merits of this
case will no doubt. appear upon trial.= From
Mr. Dolby's state of the matter, it should seem
that this society is not only acting repugnantly
to justice, so far as its conduct concerns stran
gers, but in my opinion impolitically with re
spect to the State, the city in particular, with
out being able, except by acts of tyranny and
oppression, to accomplish its own ends. He
says the 'conduct of this society is not sanc
tioned by law. Had the case been otherwise,
whatever my opinion of the law might have
been, my respect for the policy of the State •
would en this occasion have appeared in my
silence; because against the penalties of pro
mulgated laws one may guard, but there is no
avoiding the snares of individuals, or of private
societies. If the practice of this society, of
which Mr. Dolby speaks, is not discounte
nanced, none 'of those whose misfortunes it is
to have slaves as attendants, 'will visit the city
if they can possibly avoid it ; because by so
doing they hazard their property, or they must
be at the expense (and this will not always
succeed) of providing servants of another de
I hope it will not be conceived from these
observations, that it is my wish to hold the
unhappy people, who are the subject of this
letter, in slavery. I can only say, that there
is not a man living who wishes more sincerely
than I do, to see a plan adopted for the aboli
tion of it ; but there is only one proper and
effectual mode by which it can be accomplished,
and that is by' legislative authority; and this
as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be
But, when slaves, who are happy and con
tented with their present masters are tam
pered with and seduced to leave them;. when
masters are taken unawares by these practices;
when a conduct of this kind begets discontent
on one side aid resentment on the other; and
when it happens to fall on a man whose purse
will not measure with that of the society, and
he loses his property for want of means to defend
it; it is oppression in such a case, aid not huma
nity in any, because it introduces more evils
than it can cure. Gao. WASHINGTON.
For the Patriot and Union
The Union League, as it styles itself, met on
Tuesday evening, the 24th ult., at a tavern in
Market street, ostensibly to confer upon the
subject of city officers, principally to see
whether the concern, so far composed of lead
ers only, could obtain vitality enough to make
it worth while to run it as a national machine.
A United States contractor presided—a United
States clerk acted as secretary, The few
United States officers in the secret responded
promptly, and two or three civilians, 'who ex
pect to be United States officers, were also on
hand. The chief manager, also a United
States officer, did not think there was any ne
cessity for resolutions at present, and pro
ceeded to state that there was a solid founda
tion for the League to rest upon: First, 165
United States collectors of United States
income tax; 165 United . States assessors;
4,000 assistant assessors; 2,500 assistant col.
lectors, and 2,600 clerks, at least, for both
departments—a total of about 10,000 good
Unionists at good pay, and, while the pay con
tinued, "perfectly" reliable.
Second-165 United States provost marshals,
to each marshal 300 men, as clerks, contrac
tors and enlisted men—a total of about 50,000
good men, and bound to obey orders, under the
conscription law.
Third-700 chief United States contractors,
with about 20 sub-contractors to each-14,000
most excellent men, who, as long as the war
continued, were as perfectly" true as Loper,
or Tucker, or the estimable postmasters at
Philadelphia or Harrisburg.
Fourth—The devoted gentlemen " belong.
ing" to the United States customs department
and to the United States Postoffiee Department
and to the United States Interior and Treasury
Departments—about 50,000 men.
These four sources would afford the League
125,000 men. Greeley's 900,000 being !agrees,
as it was sagely observed by the presiding
officer, were not counted; but with all these,
and the brave colonels, majors, &c., appointed
for political services, in the new conscript
army, the active and interested members ready
for the League - would not be less than 300,000
"perfectly" reliable men.
This settled the matter, and a League of
United States officers was forthwith organ
One of the United • States contractors then
cheered the League with the information that
Major General Cassius Clay was about to
quit the army for the purpose of returning to
Russia—that Simon Cameron is to be appointed
a political major general in his place, charged
with the duties of Provost Marshal General of
the United Stites and superintendent of all
Union Leagues, and to be assisted by Andrew,
of Massachusetts, and Morgan, of New York.
The speaker did not add that the experience of
the two last named gentlemen, in avoiding the
draft in their respective States, was the reason
of their appointment by Old Abe, who thinks,
in his light, joking way, that setting a thief to
catoh a thief is the fun of what most people
believe may prove a very serious national
Another meeting of the League will be held
at an early day, when additional accounts of
its proceedings may be expected, with the
names of its officers and members.
MONDAY EVENING, March 2, 1863.
The Senate was called to order at 7 o'clock.
The SPEAKER laid before the Senate the
memorial of the Board of Trade, of Philadel
phia, against the tax bill reported by the
commissioners to revise the revenue laws ;
also, the memorial of the Society of Friends,
asking exemption from military service and
fines ; also, the annual statement of the Mount
Carbon railroad company.
Mr. DONOVAN, a remonstrance from Phila
delphia against the construction of a railroad
on Broad street.
Mr. WAS, the petition of 95 citizens of
Montgomery, county in favor of legalizing
the aot of the commissioners, appropriating
$26,000 for bounty purposes.
Mr. STEIN, a petition from Lehigh county
for a law excluding negroes from the State.
Mr. BUCHER, the petition of 66 citizens of
Juniata county for the exclusion of negrot.s,
and the removal of those already here within
three years. •
Mr. M'SHERRY, a petition from Adams
county in favor of a National Convention.
Mr. ROBINSON, a bill to authorize the com
missioners of Luzerne county to compromise
with the holders of railroad bonds.
Mr. CONNELL, a bill relative to the school
house and property of the Sisters of the Holy
Cross, of Philadelphia; also, a bill relative to
the house and grounds of the Sisters of St.
Joseph, at Chestnut hill. •
The supplement to the Jamestown. and
Franklin railroad company came up in order
on third reading and pabsed finally.
Mr. DONOVAN called up the bill to incori
porate the Tinicum fishing company of Phila
delphia, which passed finally.
Mr. HIESTAND called up the supplement
to the Marietta and Mount Joy turnpike com
pany, which passed finally.
Mr. REILLY called up the bill relative to
the Lorberry Creek railroad' company, which
passed finally.
Mr. BUCHER, on leave given, introduced a
bill to correct an error in the act incorporating
the Mifflin Countyl3ank, which wall considered
and passed finally.
Mr. CONNELL called up the supplement to
the Phila. and Delaware River railroad com
pany, wbieh pastied finally.
Mr. REILLY called up the supplement to
the Allentown railroad company reducing the
number of directors from twelve to six, and it
passed finally.
Mr. HIESTAND called up the supplement
to the Washington and Maryland Line railroad
company, which passed finally.
Mr. RIDGWAY called up the bill to incor
porate the Mushall silver mining company of
Washoe, which pulsed finally. Adjourned.
. MONDAY, March 2, 1863.
The House convened at 7i, p. m., Speaker
CESSNA in the chair.
On a motion, thathereafter afternoon -ses
sions of the House be held, it amended to
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons,
and passed.
Leave was granted Mr: TWITCHELL to
present a joint resolution that the Governor be
requested to communicate with the Secretary
of War with reference to the pay of discharged
soldiers. Concurred in.
A large number of petitions were presented
Against arbitrary arrests and for calling a na
tional convention.
Mr. REX presented one from citizens of his
county fourteen yard* long for calling a na
tional convention.
One from citizens of Bradford county ask
ing for the repeal of tonnage duties.
Several were offered asking the Legislature
for an appropriation of $30,000 for the School
of Design for Women.
One for punishing any person who may join
in marriage a blank and white person.
A petition against the construction of dams
in the Susquehanna river.
One asking • that yearly compensation be
madOsuch teachers as may be retired by the
Philadelphia school board, provided they have
served twenty-five years.
A large number of bills were reported,
mostly unimportant. Adjourned..
PURIFY THE BLOOD.—Not a few of
1 the worst disorders that afflict mankind arise from
the corruption that accumulates in the blood. Of all
the discoveries that have been made to•pnrge it out,
none have been found which could equal in effect Aria's
renovates the blood, instills the vigor of health into
the system and purges out the humors which make dis
ease. It stimulates the healthy functions of the body
and expels the disorders that grow and rankle in the
blood. Its extraordinary virtues are not yet widely
known, but when they are it will no longer be a ques
tion what remedy to employ in the great %variety of
afflicting diseases that require an alterative remedy.—
Such a remedy, that could be relied on. has long been
sought for, and now, for the first time, the public have
one on which they can depend. Our space here does not
admit certificates to show its effects. JEltrt the Ufa of a
single bottle will show to the sick that it has virtues
surpassing anything they have ever taken. Sufferers
from Scrofula, Scrofulous Swellings and Sores, try it and
see the rapidity with which it cures. Skin Diseases,
Pimples, Pustule; Blotches, Eruptions, tc., are soon
cleaned out of the system.
St. Anthony's Fire, Bose or Erysipelas, Tetter or Salt
-Rheum, Scald Head, Ringworm, 4.c., should not be
borne while they can be ao speedily cured by &YEW'S
Syphilis or Venereal Disease is expelled from the sys
tem by the prolonged use of this SARSAPARILLA, and the
patient is left as healthy as if he had never had the
Female Diseases ire caused by Scrofula in the blood,
and are generally soon cured by this EXTRACT of SARSA
PARILLA. Price $1 per bottle, or 6 bottles for $5.
?or all the purposes Of a family - physic, take Area's
CATHARTIC PILLS, which are everywhere known to be
the best purgative that is offered to the American people.
Price 25 cents per box, or 5 boxes for $l.
Prepared by Da. J. 0. AYER & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Price 25 cents per box. Rive boxes for $l.
Sold by Q. A. BARSTART, Ciathis & CO.d:11. K. s3l,_
LER, J. BOMOARDNES, DR. Kruse and L. WirarE,,Rar
risburg, and dealers everywhere
GOLD PENS !—The largest and I.ei
stock. from $l,OO to s4.oo—warranted_at
0011381E103 BOWEBTOBI.
New 2.buttlisetneuts.
IVOTICE.—Notice is hereby given, that
_LI I have this Ay disposed of all my right and inte
rest in the AGRICULTURAL lIIPLRMIINT Btrsi2asS, hith
erto carried on by me, at the Agricultural Store. No.
110 Market street, Harrisburg, to Geo. W. Parsons,
Eeq ,of this city, who will continue the Int.:these at the
old stand. With many thanks for the patronage be
stowed upon the fOrmer proprietor, it is ariently hoped
the same favors will be conferred upon the present one,
whom I can and do cheerfully ree, nrnen d as an h onest
and honorable gentlemen, every way worthy the confi
dence of all who may choose to call iirjon him.
Harrisburg ; Feb. 27th, 1863.
Successor to David Haynes, Dealer in Agricultural
Implements, Seeds, Machinery, kc.. &c.,
110 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
In compliance with the charter of the City of Harris
burg, notice is hereby Oven to the qualified voters of
the several wards of said city, that an election for per
sons to fill the various offices of the said city, will be
held at the following places, to wit: ON TUE THIRD
FRIDAY OF MARCH, being the 20th day of said
month. 1863, between the hours of 9 o'clock, a. m., and
7 o'clock, p. xn , of said day.
In the First Ward, the qualified voters will meet at
the School -House on the corner of Front street and
Mary's alley, in said city, and vote for one person for
Mayor, for one member of Common Council, one person
for Constable, one person for Assessor, one person for
Judge. and two persons for Inspectors of Election in
said Ward, and School Directors.
In the Second Ward, the qualified voters will meet,
on raid day, at the School House 011 the corner of Dew
berry alley and Chestnut street, and vote for one person
for Mayor, one person for Common Council, one person
for Constable, one person for Assessor, one person for
Judge, two persons for Inspectors of election of said
Ward. and School Directors.
In the Third Ward, the qualified voters will meet on
said day, at the School House, corner of Walnut street
and River alley, and vote for one person for Mayor, one
person for Common Council§ oue person for onstable,
one person! for Assessor, one person for Judge. and two
persons for Inspectors of Election of said Ward, and
school Directors.
In the Fourth Ward, the qualified voters willineet on
said day, at the School House in West State street, and
vote for one person for Mayor, one person for Consta
ble, one person for Assessor, one person for Judge, and
two persons for Inspectors of Election of said Ward;
anti School Directors.
In the Fifth Ward, the qualified voters will meet on
said day, at the dairy of John Forster, corner of Ridge
road and North avonue, and vote for one person for
Mayor, one person for Constable, one person for Asses
sor, one person for Judge, and two persons for Inspectors
of Election of said Ward, and School Directors.
. In the Sixth Ward, the qualified voters will meet at
the School Rouse on Broad street, west of Ridge ave
nue, and vote for one person for Mayor, one person for
member of Common Council, one person for Constable,
one person for Assessor, one person for Judge, and two
persons for Inspectors of Election in said ward, and
School Directors.
Given under my hand, at the Mayor's Office. March
2d,1653-Ste WM. H. REPNER, Mayer.
THIRD STREET, Harrisburg,
Practice in the several Courts of Dauphin county. Col
lections made promptly. • A. C. SMITH,
feb26 J. B. EWING.
Subscriber offers for sale 26 building lots in the vil
lage of Churchville, about three miles from this city.
The lots are from 30 to 40 feet front, by 100 to 140 feet
deep. Price and terms reasonable. Apply to
C. HESS, Proprietor,
Living in Churchville.
Newspaper and Job Office. Would make a most
excellent location for a Democratic paper. For par
ticulars enclose stamp and address Editors of PATRIOT
AND UNION. feb26-3t
This preparation or Iron Medicine is identical (by
careful analysis) with the far famed spring at Weisba
den, in Germany, and was selected by the proprietor
himself amongst the many celebrated European spas
and has been extensively used by him during a thirty
years' practice, with the greatest stems, in the princi
pal cities of Europe and the United States.
Its principal Compound is Iron.
It is agreeable to the taste and taken by the most deli
este palate with ease.
This medicine immediately enters into the general
system, imparts vigor to the vital force, repairs the tis
sues, improves the appetite, and through the general
circulation forms one of the most important component*
of the Blood.
It is peculiarly adapted and invaluable, among other
of its virtues, to Delicate Children, Young Females, for
Females. of .all ages, for all eases of General Debility
from Boyhood Puberty to Manhood and Age; and n
better argument cannot be offered than the simple fact
that the nobility, gentry and all chosen of Europeans,
with the citizens of the United States, annually resort
to this particular spa, in order to recruit their health
and restore their constitutions.
Prepared only by the proprietor himself, at
The Laboratory of J. M. BOME/ARDNER,
Corner Fourth and Market streets.
Price per bottle, with directions.
Without signature of proprietor none is genuine.
Harrisburg; Peb. 1863.—feb20 Sole Proprietor
JOB SALE, west of the Capitol; fronting on Grand
street and Hammond lane. Enquire of
66 Market street,
I COOK, Merchant Tailor,
0 6 27 CHESNUT ST., between Seeond and Front,
Has just returned from the city with an assortment of
Which will be sold at moderate prices and made up to
order; and, also, an assortment of READY MADE
Clothing and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods.
wrrrqf i z , N 0 . 119' MARKET STREET,
" I, ttittilb
6.000 POUNDS Extra Prime Sugar-
Cured Hamelor sale very low, wheleeale or
retail by WM. DOCK JR 0
FOR SALE—A House and Lot on
Sixth street, near State. Enquire at tire Exchange
Office of S. L. 111 2 011LLOCLE,
26 Market street,
Where the highest price is always paid for GOLD and
SILVER. febl2-dtf
these delicious crackers just received and for sale
WM. DOME, jr., ac CO,
BLACKING." —lOO ({cross, assorted size , jnat lb
calved and for eale, wholesale and retail.
dee.l2 WM. DOCK. & CO.
which produces
Is offered to the public as a positive cure. Banishes all
impurities of the blood and brings the system to a
healthy action, cure thole Spots, Tetters, Scales and
Copper Colored Patches.
The Samaritan's Root and Herb Juices is the most
certain remedy ever prescribed. It removes every par
ticle of the poison.
In many affections with which numbers of Females
suffer, the ROOT AND HERB JUICES is most happily
adapted, in Ulcerated Uterus, in Whites, in bearing
down, Falling of the Womb, Debility, and for all com
plaints incident to the sex.
Keep out of hospitals. Here is a cure in any ease for
$5. Price $1 per bottle, or six for $5, with full direc
tions. Sold by- D. W. GROSS k CO.
Sent by Express carefully packed by
Box 151 Phila. P.O.
MONEY TO LOAN.—Money to Loan
on Bond and Mortgage. Apply to
feb4-lni* JOHN HALDEMAN, Trustee.
TIOL.II just received and for sale by
WM. DOCK, Ja., ac CO.