Daily patriot and union. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1858-1868, March 16, 1863, Image 2

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Dauphin County Democratic Committee.
The Democratic Count Committee for the
county of Dauphin will meet at the public
house of James Raymond, (White Hall), in the
city of Harrisburg, on SATURDAY, MARCH
28th, at 2 o'clock P. X., for the purpose of
axing a day for the election of delegates to the
Democratic County Convention. and also a
time for the meeting of said convention.
By order of the Chairman.
FRANK &t rim, Secretary.
Senatorial Delegate.
B. Bruce Petrikin, Esq., was, on Wednesday
last, elected by the Conference of the Nine
teenth Senatorial District (Somerset4' Bedford
and Huntingdon) Senatorial Delegate to the
Democratic State Convention, with instructions
to support John Cessna. Somerset county was
-not represented in the Conference.
Enforcing the Drab.
Those who are subject to conscription, and
have not $3OO to purchase exemption, should
not forget that one object of the Union League,
ss confessed by the Telegraph, is to aid in "en
forcing the draft." The men actively engaged
in getting up these Leagues are most of them
wealthy men, or men in good circumstances.
They can purchase exemption, and they will;
not one of them will go except, perhaps, as an
officer, but they are determined to make all
poor men toe the mark. Noble patriots ! aint
THE CONSCRIPTION LAW.—The policy of the
Government is understood to-night, says a
Tribune special, to be opposed to the appoint
ment of military men to the provost marshal
ships under the conscription law. It is
thought desireable to avoid even the seeming
of the introduction of the army into the execu
tion of the law.
This is a miserable excuse for excluding the
thousands of war-worn soldiers who have earn
ed appointments by hard service, and reward
ing a set of vagabond, theiving politicians, who
have shirked the war and shrieked for Lincoln
and plunder. That has been the "policy" of
the administration throughout. Soldiers are
too honest and honorable for the dirty work
required. of Lincoln's provost marshals.
The Times are Evil.
We have certainly fallen upon strange and
evil times when Union Leagues—whose leading
spirits justify every unconstitutional act of the
President and the Congress, and pursue a
policy intended to subvert the Union—are
falsely held up as associations for the defence
of the Constitution and Constitutional Gov
ernment. When men who, like Stevens and
Lovejoy, "spit upon the Constitution," and
declare that "with their consent the Union
shall not be restored," act the part of impos
tors, and, under false pretences, seek to win
the confidence of the people that they may be
tray them, we have reason to tremble with
apprehension. When such bodies as the Union
Leagues, under oath, add faliehood to hypoc
risy and perjury to tresson,- Liberty is in dan
ger. Let the note of warning be sounded far
and near. Let the whole nation awake to a
full realization of the impending destruction.
In such a crisis there is but one hope, one
refuge—the good sense, the sound patriotism,
the firmness of the people. On these alone
can we rely.
union Feeling.in Georgia.
The Southern Union, a paper published in
Georgia, has bad the boldness to propose are
construction of the Union—whereupon the
Atlanta Confederacy, a sheet devoted to the
Interests of rebellion, exclaims !
"We advise the editor, Mr. Murray, to go to
New England, believing him to be unfriendly
to the country in which he lives, and that Mas
sachusetts is the only suitable place for him.
Be is unworthy of a residence in the Confede
racy. The sooner he goes, the better for him.
Better leave at once and be consistent, before
being invited to go. In Massachusetts he will
be welcomed by a great number of eeople of
his own way of thinking, and be made a hero
-of Be will be feted and feasted, and find out
his real consequence. The conservatives'
wham he loves, and t • the 'Abend, fists' wham
he affects to despise, will do all this for him.
There ate fewer Abolitionists in Massachusetts than
Ilecentstructionists in Georgia. Massachusetts is
the very place for him, far more congenial
than any cotton State."
We desire particularly to call attention to
the expression : " There are fewer Abolition
ists in Massachusetts than Reconstructionists
in Georgia!" There is ground for hope yet.
The time will come when these " reconstruc-
Monists," or Southern Union men, can act in
concert with the Union men of the North, when
the administrations of Jeff. Davis and Abraham
Lincoln will both be overthrown, and the pa
triotic= and good sense of the country restore
the old order of things—the Constitution, the
Won, Peace, Prosperity, Law, Order and
John Van Buren.
An attentive correspondent, whose capacious
and well-filled note-book of political reminis
cences is promised for our use, calls our atten
tion to a jeu d'esprit in regard to John Van
Buren, which first appeared in 1850. " Mrs.
Jervis' Cough Candy" was all the rage at that
time, and the newspapers. teemed with its lau
dations. One morning, there appeared in the
Albany Express a formal series of communica
tions highly commending the candy, addressed
to Mrs. Jervis, and each exhibiting in a stri
king manner the mental and moral character
istics of style of the various distinguished
politicians and public men from whom the let
ters purported to emanate. The famous ""Re
jected Addresses" of the Smiths (the original
of the idea) were not more racy, or deeper
fraught with genuine humor, than these candy
(not candid) epistles. They were attributed
at that period to a distinguished member of the
Albany bar, who afterwards went to New York
to reside.
Our correspondent, in reproducing the Van
Buren missive at this time, on the heels of the
Cooper Institute exhibition, appears to think
with us that, while it is plainly the duty of
Democrats to yield an earnest support to every
proper war measure of the administration, yet
any prominent member of our party is sadly
out of place in public meetings held and headed
by known and noisy Abolitionists, whatever
specious name may be given to such meetings.
If the people require urging and indoctrina
ting upon any subject in such a crisis as the
present, the true and honest herald's place is
in the front rank of his own party, rather than
for a moment consorting with those who, ha
ving wrecked the government and ruined the
country, sneakingly seek to cower, in their
moment of disgrace, behind anything wearing
a Democratic semblance.
On perusal, our readers will at once see why
this Van Buren letter (in spirit it is eminently
his) should have recurred to the memory of
our correspondent at this time :
New York, March 2, 1850.
MY DEAR Mns. JERVIS : I caught a severe
cold . ---also a tartar—by standing too long on
the Buffalo platform. I swallowed a whole
package of your excellent cold candy, and then
the ravenous Old Hunkers swallowed me. Your
candy agreed with me, and I agreed with the
Old Hunkers, and I have been since dis
I cheerfully recommend this candy to all my
Free Soil brethren who are exposed to colds
and likely to be swallowed by the Old Hunk
ers. It will be disagreeable to both parties to
have an equivocal cough or "mysterious knock
ings" proceeding from one who has thus "pen
etrated the interior," and to hear the Whigs
at the same time, in derision, singing that old
"What Nss caused this great commotion?
VAN—VAN—you're a swallowed man !"
Truly yours,' Joatt VAN BuREN.
Foreign News.
The latest foreign news by the Australia
indicates trouble growing out of the Polish
question. Neither France nor England is
satisfied with the attitude of Prussia. The
Poles have gained some successes, but, left to
themselves, there is no hope of their success.
The French Government has received embar
rassing news from Mexico. Gen. Forey asks
large reinforcements in Mexico, without which
he despairs of taking either Puebla or the city
of Mexico. The Confederate State loan has
all been freely taken in the Continental mar
ket. Secretary Seward's rejection of Napo
leon's mediation proposition is attracting
attention in England.
The London Times says if Secretary Seward
is not pertinaciously right he is comprehen
sively wrong; and, after criticising and dis
senting from his view of affairs, says that he
is at least consistent with all that he has writ
ten from the commencement; but whether he
is consistent with facts, the Times would prefer
to leave events to decide.
The Morning Post is very bitter, and looks
upon the letter as mere buncombe; but, ema
nating as it does from the Washington Cabinet.,
says it is truly incredible that body should
have sunk so low as to indorse so much'arrant
falsehood and absurd nonsense.
The Star praises the dispatch, and thinks it
unanswerable, and shows that henceforth not
even the mildest form of interference can have
the least hope of acceptance.
There is no interest which does not involve
life, liberty or country in which the people
have a deeper concern than the financial in
terest. Mr. Rex, of Montgomery, made a
speech in the House of Representatives, some
days ago, on that subject, in which the pro
prietor of the Telegraph figures quite as con
spicuously as he does at the Union League
gatherings ; and, as he is known to court noto
riety and is ambitious to parade his name be
fore the public, we confess to some surprise
that this speech of Mr. Rex has not been
transferred to his columns. Presuming that
the omission is altogether the result of over-_
sight, we beg leave to call his attention to the
subject, and suggest that it have place, in its
proper order, among the other "important,
terse, and business like" speeches which seem,
of late, to form the staple of the Telegraph's
outside matter. The proprietor cannot hope
to ever enjoy a cheaper introduction to his
patrons who, we have no doubt, would be grati
fied with the opportunity of becoming better
acquainted with so disinterested and distin
guished a patriot, through the antecedents of
his brief but brilliant career, which Mr. hex
has so generously collected from official docu
ments and published for general information
and benefit.
The Mayoralty.
The contest for the nomination for the may
oralty on Saturday resulted in the choice of
Gen. A. L. Roumfort. With such a candidate
the Democratic party will go into the municipal
election on Friday under peculiarly favorable
auspices. We are assured that the unanimity
which characterized the preliminary election,
the remarkably good choice of candidates, will
swell our hitherto large majorities in this city
in proportion to the increase elsewhere seen
and felt throughout the country.
It is incumbent now upon every Democrat in
the city to lead a hand to secure a complete
triumph in the coming election. The result
will establish a precedent for the general con
test, and the certain victory of the party in
the State next Pall.
The Eagle woolen mills at Boston wero de
stroyed by fire on Friday. •LOU $30,000
insured for. $16,000.
General News
The following is the latest by telegraph
Special dispatches from Memphis, dated 'the
11th, say that Gen. Quimby's division, which
was forced to return from Young's Point on
account of the high water, stopped at Yazoo
Pass, and has probably gone to reinforce the
expedition said to have passed Yazoo City and
captured the rebel fleet of transports which
have, for a long time, been rendezvousing
The N. Y. Express of Saturday states that
Secretary Chase was offered, on that day, a
loan of $100,000,000 in gold, by European par
ties, which, at the current rates of exchange,
would be equivalent to par there.
Judge Constable, of the Fourth Judicial Cir
cuit Court, of Illinois, has been arrested by
order of General Wright, for resisting the ar
rest of deserters. He will be tried by the U.
S. Court at Indianapolis.
Several trunks have been captured near Bal
town with about a ton of rebel uniforms and
buttons en route for Dixie, manufactured in
New York.
Secretary Seward is to give a diplomatic
dinner to Romaine, the negro charge de 'Af
fairs from Hayti, on Tuesday next. The
trepidation consequent upon this novel affair—
we presume at least it was this—caused the
Secretary to drop his razor while in the act of
shaving, in grasping for which be so badly
cut his dexter hand that be will probably re
quire an amanuensis to fill up the cards of
invitation to the dinner. A plague on all ne
groes, say we. They are giving us n deal of
It is reported that there has been a draft
upon The Army of the Potomac to reinforce
Gen. Rosecrans. The Pittsburg Gazette says
that one regiment was to pass through that city
on Thursday last, and that two others would
,immediately follow—one on Friday and
another on Saturday night. There is proba
bly some truth in the rumor that the Confede
rates are organizing two powerful armies in
Tennessee, one to hold Rosecrans in check,
and the other to invade Kentucky.
Gen. Hooker, who was recently before the
War Committee, when asked his opinion as to
the cause of the failure of the Peninsular Cam
paign, replied with characteristic arrogance :
As I am on oath I must answer the question.
The failure of that movement was owing to the
incompetency of the commanding general."
On this subject the General has the misfortune
to differ with Prince de Joinville, all the for
eign officers, all the native officers of merit and
distinction and with the whole army. As we are
not on oath we take the liberty of pronouncing
him a base calumniator, unworthy the com
mission he holds.
.The Cincinnati Commercial is resposible for
the following rumors :
That the rebels have taken forts Donelson
and Henry.
That two immense rebel armies are massed
in Tennessee—one to hold itosecrans in check,
while the other flanks him, enters Kentucky
and moves direct on Louisville and Cincinnati.
That a fleet of iron-clads will be ready in
foreign ports this month with which the rebels
propose to clear the Mississippi and co-operate
with the movement in Kentucky.
All of which is communicated by a gentle
men who left Savannah on the 20th February
and arrived in Cinciniati on the 12th inst.—
Forewarned the administration ought to be
pondent of the Missouri Democrat, referring to
the operations in clearing out the obstructions
between Moon Lake and Cold Water river, to
allow an expedition to pass down to the rear of
Vicksburg, says:—
At the end of two weeks the pass was de
clared navigable, and boats passed through
into the Cold Water. The way once open, an
expedition was organized under command of
Brigadier General Leonard F. Ross. Of the
size and strength of the expedition it would be
, perhaps unwise to speak, particularly at
present. Suffice it to say, therefore, that it is
an expedition well organized and appointed
and under the right man, hc.ving an extensive
field of operation and a large margin for con
tingencies and possibilities.
We have plenty of gunboats, most of them
of the "mosquito" class. Our transports are
sufficient for the wants of the troops, and the
largest that can be got through the pass.—
Most of them are stern-wheelers, and indeed,
the whole expedition is on the "mosquito"
order, intended to annoy and aggravate the
enemy in a tender spot.
On the evening of Feburary 24th, the expedi
tion moved from Helena, and before dark it
had successfully crossed Moon Lake and come
to anchor at the mouth of the Pass.
On the 26th, all tieing in readiness, we
steamed into the Pa where we have been
pushing along most energetically ever since.—
This is the end of the fourth day, and we are
yet more than four miles from Cold Water
This is the expedition of which we published
the report in Saturday's PATRIOT AND UNION,
that it had been successful, and captured 7,000
prisoners and eight transports. There has
been no confirmation of the report since.
WHAT TO HE THANKFUL roa.—The Chicago
Foal enumerates the following reasons why we
should give thanks this year:
I. Because the air we breathe is still free,
and not taxed for internal revenue.
11. Because Greeley's 900,000 men are still
liable to be drafted.
111. Because one rebel isn't equal to five
IV. Because, notwithstanding the Presi
dent's bull against the comet, the comet hasn't
yet projected any horned quadruped against
the President.
V. Because greenbacks are not worth less
than fifty cents on the dollar.
VI. Because printing paper isn't half a dol
lar a pound.
VII. Because the rebel army is hemmed in
between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and
has no other alternative but to fight or not to
VIII. Because the rebels still protest their
intention to "die in the last ditch," (gi v i ng
ground for a suspicion that they expect to die
some time or other.)
IX. Because the radicals have not yet pre
vailed upon the President to turn -the moon
into a green cheese by proclamation.
X. Because "Washington is safe."
A world's exhibition of dogs is to be held in
Paris ,in May next, open to all comers. If the
rebellion is suppressed before that time, Amer
ica can make a very i respeotable show of "dogs
of war."—.Preas
Piokles suggests that the "President's dog,
Forney" be sent over by his keepers and placed,
on exhibition as a mature, full grown, per
fect erosa-bred apeeimen of the "dog that bit
the haud that fed him,"and "the meanest
whelp' &het ever gnawed a bone.".— radicle
The New'Yerk Herald playa "the President is
now a temporary Dictator ;" tells the Express,
World, and Journal of Commerce that "it is in
vain to rant and rave against the laws of Con
gress," and asks them to tell "plainly what
they mean, and what they wish," &c. To this
the Express replies:
We would "mean," if our meaning could be
statute law :
lst. Under State law, according to the State
Constitutions, and all the precedents under the
Federal Constitution, to train and have ready
the militia of the great Central States of New
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indi
ana and Illinois, which the Conscription bill
hag purposely avoided doing for party purpo
ses, only because those States are Democratic.
No Democrat doubts—nay, every one urges
—that the militia of the States should be armed
and trained and officered and ready for mili
tary duty; but the Federal Conscription bill
steps in and stops or destroys all that—
let. In enrolling, under Federal- provost
marshals, all citizens from 20 to 45.
2d. In organizing them, subject to a two
years' draft, to continue them, if drafted, in
the war for three years.
3d. In its 24th and 25th sections, vesting
the proVost marshals with the power of sum
mary arrests, and very extraordinary powers
of punishment.
4th. In its 34th section, enabling the provost
marshals, acting under the President's orders,
to send off any conscript, if he be Democratic,
to the swamps of Florida or Louisiana—but if
he be Republican, to perform garrison duty on
our sea coast, or to perform provost marshal's
duty at home—a policeman, merely, over his
fellow Democratic men.
All such powers are not only the powers of
a dictator, but of a despot. The State militia
laws are all upset. The State is left no men
to organize and train. The State Governors,
State Major Generals and Brigadiers are all
ignored by the Conscription act. The citizen,
as a citizen of New York, New Jersey, or Ohio,
ceases to exist, and becomes a subject of the
President or his marshal under his order to go
just where, and into what company, that Pre
sident or marshal pleases.
Then the President has, in the "Indemnity
Ist. The power of suspending the habeas
corpus, when and where he pleases, in States
not "in insurrection" or "rebellion," as well
as in rebellion.
2d. In that act, the fourth section, the
power of delegating "arbitrary arrests" to
anybody he pleases—a constable anywhere, or
policemen, or an Abolition neighbor, or negro,
if he pleases—and this " order" front the Pre
sident is sufficient defence, in any court, by
special plea, or under general issue.
Now, all this is not only dictatorship, but
The question is, will the Central States in
cluding Connecticut, soon to join the Demo
cratic ranks, with their Governors, and State
organizations, submit thus to see the States
nullified and abrogated, and the right of man
thus utterly trodden under foot. Will they
submit to the odious discrimination of the Con
scription law— $3OO to buy off rich men, and
poverty alone to be subjected to the conserip
lion? We shall not answer this question, but
leave every man of good judgment, to answer
for himself.
We think that Governor Seymour, of New
York, Governor Parker, of New Jersey, and
the to be elected Democratic Governor of Con
necticut, should make cases of this Conscription
act for the courts to act upon. and if the courts
decide this NULLIFICATION of States, State laws,
and State Constitutions, as well as of the Fed
eral Constitution, to be law, beyond all ques
tion, they, and their people, will submit to tho
But, meanwhile, as the country may not be
able to wait for trial by courts, we earnestly
let. Governor Seymour, of New York, to
send a message to the Legislature, submitting
his views to that body, and asking of President
Lincolon, to make a ease for the courts—mean
while New York, organizing, arming and dril
ling her militia, to be subject to Federal call,
under the Constitution of the United States.
2d. And at the same time, we think, Gov.
Parker, of New Jersey, ought to do tae like.
The Legislatures of Delaware, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, ought
also forthwith to train their militia. There is no
safety from invasion or civil war, now, even
among ourselves, but in a trained militia, un
der State authority.
We hope and trust now,
hat in good faith
—we have answered the Herald'sH question.—
We do not propose, we will add, to take one
step without law, or contrary to law. The
violation of law in times .of excitement is a
horrible crime, for it leads to reprisals, arson,
assassinations, revenge. The State courts, and
the Federal courts, are ample for all of our
protection. The courts of the free States are
all loyal and sound. Even the Republican
Judges of Vi'isoonsin. we have seen, declared
that President Lincoln violated the Constitu
tion in suspending, of himself, the writ of
habeas corpus. Stand by the Iaw—STAND BY
THE LAW-WO repeat and re-repeat. The laW
is ample for the protection of every man's
The West Chester Jefferaonian, in the follow
ing article, introduces Nimrod Strickland, Esq.,
of Chester county, "as a fit person" to fill the
Gubernatorial office:
This subject is beginning to excite consider
able interest in the Democracy of the Com
monwealth, and yet, with few exceptions, the
press has been remarkably silent and reserved
as to its predilections. But the inquiry every
day is made, Who shall be our candidate ? One
sentiment is almost universal. The candidate
should be a man of undoubted integrity and
talents, firm and unshaken in his principles,
and possessed of moral courage equal to any
emergency involving the rights of the people
or the interests of the State. There has been
no period in the history of the Commonwealth
when this opinion has been more generally re
cognized than at this time.
We present the name of our townsman, Nim
rod Strickland, as a fit person to fill this office.
This Suggestion is made against what we have
known for some time to be his inclination, but
it is not made without reflection and due con
sideration on our part, for we have been ad
dressed in reference to Judge Strickland by
prominent and discreet Democrats from differ
ent parts of the State, and the subjoined gem
mimic:ldea, from an influential Philadelphia
Democrat, we cannot withhold from the public.
The friends of Judge Strickland will make
no contest, nor adopt any measures to effect
his nomination, except that of laying his name
before the people, and asking that his charac
ter, his talents and his capacity should be tho
roughly examined and fairly considered. In
him the Democracy have a man who has been
tried and not found wanting ; who in all the
contests for the last thirty years, whether
against Anti-Masonry, Know-Nothingista or
sectional Abolitionism, has never faltered or
wavered. If he should be nominated and elec
ted, we firmly believe that the people will
never have reason to regret the result.
PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 1863.
MR. Houuson looking over the list of
gentlemen who have been publicly mentioned
in connection with the Democratic nomination
for next Governor, I think, and many Demo
crats here concur with me, that the right man
for the State, the people and the party, in this
hour, has not yet been brought forward. The
candidate should be a man of the old Snyder
and Shrank pattern, who is both honest and
capable, and of sound political principles--a
man of undoubted firmness, integrity and pa.
triotism, who could not be intimidated from
the right, by power, or seduced into error by
Corruption; a man whose character, personal
and political, public and private, is well estab•
lished and constitutes a guarantee that he
would be true to the people, their interests and
their constitutional rights, under all circum
stances_ Such a man Judge STRICKLAND, of
your county, is known to be, and there is every
reason to believe that while his nomination
could not prove justly objectionable to the
friends of any candidate, it would be rqceived,
throughout the State, with cordial satisfaction
by all honest men and true friends of the
Constitution as it is and the Union as it was."
I have thus written without knowing what
may be the Judge's inclination in the matter,
and I trust that whatever it may be, his name
may at once go forth for the consideration of
the Democracy of the State.
From the Blairsville Record.
Democratic Conventions of Bedford and Cum
berland counties, the following Resolution,
with others. was unanimously adopted:
"Resolved, That our delegate (to the nest
Democratic State Convention) be and be is here
by instructed not to vote for any man for Gov
ernor who has not publicly declared himself,
or will not publicly declare himself, opposed
to the Emancipation Proclamation, and to
Abolition in any and every:form, and who will
not avow himself in opposition to all the un
constitutional acts of the present Federal ad
ministration, and who will not declareihimself
publicly and unreservedly to be in favor of
maintaining the State rights of Pennsylvania,
in the same manner as the recently elected
Governors of New York and New Jersey have
Rhat is all very well; we are for it; but
something more must be required in the nest
Democratic candidate for Governor. The man
must have a well established character for
personal and political integrity. He must be
sound and reliable, on the great doctrines of
the Constitutionland State Rights, as avowed
and understood by the Fathers and the true
men of '9B and 1800; and his known character
as an honest and pure man, must be such as
will be an assurance to the tax, payers, that
the Commonwealth and her interests will be
safe in his care, and that shoddy speculators
and all other plunderers will have in him a
firm and uncompromising enemy. If the
State is to.zbe robbed, the soldiers wronged,
and theiving politicians favored, better, far
better, let that work be continued under Gov
ernor Curtin, than that the Democracy should
risk disgrace to themselves, and wrong to the
State, by putting a man of doubtful or easy
virtue in his place. No, no, Curtin, will, in all
probability, be the Abolition Republican candi
date. There is not virtue enough in that party
to reject him. It thus becomes a matter of
the highest importance that the Democratic
nominee shall be not only right, politically,
but, as a man, unmistakably honest.
We are, therefore, most decidedly for the
Bedford resolution, and something more.
the New York correspondent of the Boston Post,
relates the following incident of one of the for
tunate speculations of the day:
In the summer of 1861, a young man who
happened to have $lO,OOO burning in his pock
et, but whose fears counseled him to keep out
of the usual channels of trade, called on one
of our heavy shipping merchants, who is also
president of a city bank, and asked his advice
as to how to use his money. The merchant
suggested his investing in a purchase of tar,
the article at that time selling at only one dol
lar a barrel, with every prospect of soon being
on the advance. The young man took the ad•
vice, bought ten thousand barrels of tar, and
stored it away for a rise. After keeping it
until last Fall, he concluded to realize on his
investment, and sold it out at $4O a barrel, or
forty times its original cost, receiving his or
iginal capital of $lO,OOO and the slight accu
mulation of $390,000 as the dividend thereon.
ONE OT THE characteristics of the soirees at the
Tuilleries is the injunction laid upon all men
by the Empress to dance the cotillion. Neither
age nor profession are exempt. The Emperor
laughs heartily at his own and others' awk •
wardness, but accepts the obligation with good
humor. The new figure—introduced last time
only—was called " The Mule of Arragon," and
consists in the endeavor to hook the little bell
with which each dancer is armed to the dress
of the leader; the effect of the jingling and the
excitement of the pursuit make this one of the
prettiest figures yet invented.
NEW YORK, March 15.
The prize steamer Adelia has arrived.
The steamer Arago, from Port Royal, with
dates to the 12th inst.,has arrived.
Gen. Naglee and te following members of
his staff are passengers on the Arago: Capt.
Geo. H. Johnston, A. A. General and Chief of
Staff; Diet. E. M. Bishop, Quartermaster;
Lieut. C. W. Matthews and C. R. Johnston,
Aids. de Camp.
It was feared at Port Royal, by the General's
friends, that parsonal difficulties existing be
tween him and the Secretary of War had
something to do with his recall.
Gen. Terry was in command of Gen. Foster's
NEW Yonx, March 15.
The Herald bas information from Washing
ton that Secretary Chase has been very suc
cessful in making arrangements in New York
for extensive loans, which will relieve the
wants of the government to such an extent as
to preclude any probability of an additional
issue of legal tenders.
NEW YORK, March 15.
New York 16, Several hundred pales held a
meeting last evening, and aaopted an address
responsive to that or the Polish National Com
mittee. A committee was appointed to arrange
for a grand demonstration at the Cooper In
ASTRAY.—Carne to the residebee of
John Fauber. in Jackson township, Daup ,, in co.,
Pa., on the 19 , h of Feb nary, a BLACK BOBER, with
front left foot part white. and white star on Forehead,
about 16 bands high, between 6 and 7 years old. 7he
owner will come forward. lir cove pr ,, perly, pay charges,
or otherwise he will be sold according TO law.
Jackson Township, March 9th, 1863-ml2 13tw
100,000 BARRELS of the LODI
130 Smith Waro.s, Philadelphia. Pa.
This coiupeny. with a capital of $150.000 the most
extensive woks of the kind in the 'void, and an expe
rience in manufacturing of over 23 years. with a repu
tation tong established. having also the exclusive control
of all the night soil of th.. great city of New Yotk, are
prepared to furnish an article , which is, without doubt,
the Cheapest and very best' ferthizer in market. It
greatly increases the yield, and ripens the crop from Iwo
to tha e weeks earlier, at an expense of from three to
four dollars per sere, with little or no Mier. Also,
FIFTY TONS OF BONE TAFEI3. being, a mixture of
bone and night soil ground fine, at .$45 per toe—a su
perior article for grain and grass. Price of POUD
RXTTE. $1 61 per barrel. Seven barrels and over
del vered free of charge. A pan phlet contelning all
necessary information, may be had free by addieteling a
letter to the subscriber.
Care of the Lodi Manufacturing Company,
fe49-w3m 66 Conrtland et.. New York.
. 0P
Harvard College----1863-
Two Worms or nlnatcon weeks each, commencing
MAUCH SI and SliP TIMBER. 7th.
For Catalogue and Circular address
JOEL PARKER, Royal Protector,.
Osnahrldvx, Maw, Zan. 119,15144.1441t0na5t
New York Priors,
U. S. 6e, due 1881, Coupon 102 It 3
Do ....due 1881, Registered Int. off. ]Ol X 101
U. 8, 7 3-10 Traaanry Notes. . . ..... 105;( 105%
One year 6 per cent. certificates 99 '303
U. S. Demand Note', old issue. 58 59 pr
Market steady.
American 581(a593fpr American, prior to
Do (dated prior 1862 $1 55 a 1 60
to 1834) 65 a 67 pr Do Quartls....l 55 a 160
Off.,Victoria*. 750 a 7 55 Do Dimes and
Sov., old 746 a 7 60 Half Dimes. 146 a 1 55
Napoleon, 20frs. 555 a 5 60 Do Halves sod
10 francs 2 75 a 2 86 Qrt , s(new) 1.47 a 1 51
Prue. Doub. Fr. Dollars, Am. and
Wore.. .... a .... Mexican.... 154 a....
Doubloons, Sp .23 00 a 24 50 Co Sp.,perfect 154 a....
Do. Mexican... 22 00 a 24 00 Do Moine .. 154 a....
Do. Costa Rica.2o 00 a 22 00 Do S. Amer... 164 a....
Bars 900 tine... .. prm Do Norwegian .. • a ...-
California, $5O Five Francs.— ...... 1 45.
and $2O pieces. 58% prm !France . 29.
California, $lO 'Guilders. 84
and $5 pieces,. 58% a Prussian Thalers...... 80
10 Guilder Pie- German Crowns, 1 17 a
ow; 5 70 a 5 75 French.... d 0... 1 14 a
Ten Tlialers ... 9 00 1 Eng. Silver p. A, 7 00 a 715
20 Mille Belo, Spanish and Mex. sm.
Brazil 11 25 all 85 silver, per os 170
Bars. U.S. assay, p. oz. 1 89
;ha 5 dwts. 2% grains.
*A heavy Sovereign wei
New England %
New York City.. 3i
New York State X
.rersey—large ...... .... X
Jersey—small 1 5
Pennsylvania Currency. Af
Delaware par
Delaware—Small %
Baltimore k"
Maryland -X "
Dis. of Columbia X
Virginia 35 a 40
Boston.-- par a 1-10prrn
New York... 1-10prin
Albany 3i a X
Wasbingt , n,D.o X a At .
Pittsburg % a 34
Detroit, Mich.: % a ji
Lexington, Ky.. 2 a ..
Milwaukie,Wis. X a M
- - .
Allentown Bank, Allentown Manuf. & Mech. 8 , k..
Bank of Catasanqua Farm. & Mech. Bank.
Bank of Cheater County Farm. & Mech. Bank-
Bank of Danville Bank N. Liberties.
Bank of Delaware County...
Bank of Germantown
Bank of Montgomery Count
Bank of Phteulxville
Doylestown Bank, Doyleston
Easton Bank, Easton .
Farm. _TM of Bucks Co., Br
Farm. & Mech. Bank, Easta
Farmers' Bank, Lancaster.
Lancaster County Bank....
Mauch Chunk Bank.
Miners' Bank. Pottsville...
Allegheny Bank 3(
Bank of Beaver Co
Rank of Chamberaburg. 3(
Bank of Chester Valley ;
Bank of Crawford Coun-
ty, Meadville 3€
Bank of Fayette Co..— X
Bank of Gettysburg ....
Bank of Lawrence C0...1
Bank of Middletown.... X
Bank of New Castle....l
Bank of Northumberrd,
Bank of Pittsbu'g,prem. 50
Bank of Pottstown
Citizens B'k, Pittsburg, 1(
Clearfield County Bank.. X
Columbia B'k, Columbia X
Downingtown Bank
Exchange Pittsb'g. X
Farmers' B'k,.Pottsville X
Farmers' B'k, Reading.. X
Farmers' & Drovers' B'k,
Waynesburg X
Franklin Blk.Washing..
Harrisburg Bank
Honesdale Bank
Iron Cityß'k. Pittsburg, X"
New 2buertisemento.
In pursuance of an alias order of the Orphans'
Court of Dauphin county, will be exposed to sale,
On SATURDAY, the 4th day of April, 1863,
On the FarreNt 1 o'clock, p. 111., a certain tract of
land, situate in Halifax township, Dauphin county, ad
joining lends of Wm. Reed, Matthew Mitchell, Henry
Rouch and others, containing about One Hundred and
Forty acres, more or less, whereon is erected a TWO
and other out-buildings. There is on this property two
wells of water near the door, and a never failing spring
of water near the house. There is also a large Orchard
on this Farm, consisting of different )inds of Fruit.
Also, a tract or piece of Woodland, partly in said
township and partly in Reed township, adjoining lands
of Jacob Tyson, Isaac Glace and others, containing 2V ,
acres and 95 perches, late the estate of JACOB ZEAIt-
ING, deceased.
Attendance will be given and conditions of sale made
known by
Exocatora of said deceased
Harrisburg, March 14, 1863-dts
0 A.
Circulars, &c., carefully and promptly distributed
lE7' Vsidence, South above Second street.
We have the pleasure of Informing you that
we are now prepared to offer, at our Old Stand,
No Ic3, 105 and 107 North SECOND St., Philo,-
delphia, a well selected stock of
in every variety, of the latest importations, and-of the
newest and most fashionable styles.
will comprise every variety of Bonnets, Bats and Trim
mings to be found in that line. of the latest and 1130F9
appmved shapes and !Pyles. Soliciting an early call, I
remain yours, respectfully, H. WARD.
As.oroment of New Looking Giessen. jest received,.
at W. KNOuRE'S Music Store, 93 Market street, where
'they be sold cheap. Call and examine. mrl3
Just received and for sale at
FOR SALE—A House and Lot on
Sixth street, near State. Enquire at the Exchange
Office of S. L. SPCIMI.OOII,
26 Minket &tree%
Where the highest price is always paid
GOLD and
SILVER. febl2-dtf
BASKETS of ail descriptions, qualities and prices,
for sale by WM. DOCK, 4a. , & CO.
Cheapest and momt complete ever invented. Far
mere and otters please call and see it at WI/COE/PS'
Cigar Store, Market street, 2d door below Third.
County Rights and Machines for sale. teb2-
Formerly retailed at from $3 to $5 . , are now , ffered rA .
50 and 75 cents, and $1 and $1 50 -la s liailed by the Ar:
Uhl(); and formerly retailed by them.
Splendid 'Photosraphic Albnm Plettireo of all distin
guished men and Generals of the army, at only 10 eta.
For side at 8011 1IFFB11,'S Bookstore,
18 Market street, IlarrisbitrL
n pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Court o!
Dauphin county, will be evosed to sale,
On SATURDAY, the 21st day of MARCH,
Next, at the Court House, a Lot of Dround, situate or
Third Street. between Pine street and Cranberry alley,
and bounded by property of Robtert W. &Velars Oa
the east, and by Thomas C.M , Dowell on the west, the
same being twenty feet `our inches in front, more or
lees, by one hundred and five feet deep, to property late
of Peter Heller, demisted, on which is erected a Two-
Story Brick Dwelling Bowie, 4c., late the estate of
Andrew Murray, deceased.
Bate to commence at 2 °Week., p. 121, of said say,
when attendance will be given and conditions of Bale
made known by . FARNEBTOCK,
Adminitorator do bonus now.
JOHN RIWOLAND, Clerk, 0. O. •
Harrisburg, Belt. 241, lBB3—teb26-deawts
.PIES ! —Raisins, Currants,
Citron apices, Lemons, Cider, Wine, Brandy and
Bum, for sale by WM: DOCK, jr., & Co:
DOCKET KNIVES.—A yen , fine ma
sekmantt, WlSlLimiwn samosa.
Wheeling 2%
Ohio par
,Indiana. par
Indiana—Free 1%
,Kentucky. par
Tennessee 10
Missouri 2 to 20
Illinois 2 to 60
' Wisconsin 2 to 60
Michigan 1X
Canada pm, 60
. _ . .
St. Louis X a. X
Louisville M a
Cincinnati ..... jS a g
Cleveland..." . a g
Chicago. X a Par
Dubuque, lowa, 1 a
Davenport, do.. 1a ..
St. Paul, Min.. 1 a
Montreal, Can.. a..
Bank of North Amer.
Farm. & Mech. Bank.
Western Bank_
Mane'. & Mech. B'k,
wn.....Philadelphia Bank.
Bank of North Amer ,
istol .. Farm. & Mech. Bank ,
m Girard Bank.
Mechanics , Bank.
......Western Bank
Girard Bank.
Bank of North Amor
Jersey Shore Bank ;
Kittanning Bank X
Lewisburg Bank X
Lebanon 11 2 1 c. Lebanon.. X
Lebanon Val. In, Lab.. X
Lock Haven Bank X
Mach's B'k, Pittsburg.. x
Mechanicsburg B'k, Me
chanicsburg ...... .... X
Merchants' & Manufact.
Bank, Pittsburg
Mi.flgin County Wk, Lew-
lßt ßank, Milton Milton....
Monongahela Bank,
Mount Joy Bank..
Northumberland County
Bank, Shamokin......
Octoraro Bank, Oxford..
Pittston Bank, Pittston,
Stroudaburg Bank
Tioga County 8ank.....
Union Bank, Reading...
West Branch Bank, Wil
Wyoming 131,WilkestPe
York Bank, York
York County Wk. York. Af