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attached, and by which the militia officers are
appointed, forms a barrier, against the enter
prises of ambition, more insurmountable than
any which a simple government of any form
van admit. of." * * * * * *
Let us not insult the free and gallant citi
zens of America with the suspicion, that they
would be less able to defend the rights of which
they would be in actual possession, than the
debated subjects of arbitrary power would be
to rescue theirs from the hands of their op
pressors. Let us rather no longer insult them
with the supposition, that they can ever reduce
- themselves to the necessity of making the ex
periment, by,a blind and tame submission to
• the long train of insidious measures which
must precede and produce it."
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house of James Raymond, (White Hall), in the
city' of Harrisburg, on SATURDAY, MARCH
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By order of the Chairman.
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Tam Telegraph )2 laboring to seduce some
Democrat to consent to become a catepaw in
the hands of the Union League to be run
against Gen. Ronmfort for Mayor. We know
that no Democrat will consent. Any one pro
fessing Democracy who would lend himself to
no bases purpose would be badly beaten and
forever politically disgraced and ruined. The
abuse of Gen. Ronmfort by the Telegraph will
not injure him ; it "is to him, as it would be to
any respectable man, a high compliment,
proving incontestably his honesty and worth.
let the poor men of the city remember that
this League, which abuses Roumfort and is in
search of a candidate, is pledged by Bergner
to "enforce the draft."
Twit miserable hireling who does the scuril
lons and filthy articles for the Hessians paper,
is out in a column of abuse against Gen. A. L.
Itonmfort, the Democratic candidate for Mayor.
To that contemptible vagabond and the uncir
cumcised dog, his master, anything in the way
of retort, coupling the name of General Roam
fort in the connection, would be 'desecration to
These points, however, let our Democratic
friends bear in mind: Ist, Gen. Roumfort is
the unanimous choice of•tlie Democracy in all
the wards in this city. 2d, that any compro
mise with the Abolitionists in a Democratic
city is a Democratic defeat, and an Abolition
victory. 3d, that the hour has come,- and now
is, for a vigorotni and decided Democratic.tri
umph. Ath; such a victory can only be ob
tained by a perfect union of heart and hand
in the coming contest. The question to be
settled is not merely one of men, but of prin
ciples. Shall allessian Abolitionist be our
next Mayor ? Shall we, in the State Capital,
seta precedent for defeat to the party through.
out the State, or shall we plant the standard
here, and rally to its support, one and all ?
Shall we set the ball rolling which is going to
any us on to victory to the tune of a hundred
thousand majority in the State next Fall ?
Tao Etiessing Post has sent us, and, we pre
sume, is otherwise disseminating throughout
the country, a printed call for the organization
of the Riot 44 League." This call is backed by
some general expressions of devotion to the
Union from a regiment in the field, a manifesto
of like character from General Rosecrans and
sundry lubrications of the Evening Post's own.
The Abolitionists, it appears by this, are try
ing to create jealousy in the army against their
• fellow-citizens at home, to inaugurate the Riot
4 4 League" among the soldiers. If the Aboli
tion party and the administration are going to
resort to such means to coociliate . publio opin
ion and "restore the Union," they will fail.
If they desire wantonly to provoke an open
conflict, to rend the country with riots and dis
orders, they are pursuing exactly the course to
bring them about. Of the rank and file of the
truly, however, we have no fears, on its intel
ligent officers we place . a perfect reliance; both
are incapable of being debauched and worn
into the Riot "League." If the _Evening Poet
or any other anarchist journal pretends to be
lieve in the success of a project so infamous as
that which they are now starting, viz to se
cretly infuse a spirit of lawless rage among
the soldier-citizens of the Republic, to make
them ready to turn their guns against their
natural Mends at home ; to intimidate the free
expression of popular opinion, or o th erw i se
obstruct and proscribe the popular will, they
must be mad, crazed with their own violence.
The true sympathizer—and the soldiers know
it,—with the soldier's sufferings and trials, he
Who most glories in the achievements of our
arms, is he who would preserve the integrity
of our cause to make the deeds of war glorious
said holy, net criminal and disgraceful. A
" nigger war" is not an inspiring watchword
in the. army; "nigger" armed amalgamation
not a popular idea with the gallant, conserva
tive, true loyalists in the field. ,
The Riot "League."
The love of domestic peace and order is a
natural and enlightenedleeling in a civilized
people. There are few men who would deli
berately propose to foment disturbance and
excite riot in a peaceful community; but the
-means of doing so are exceedingly easy of ac
cess, and often very deceptive and subtle in
their nature. There is greater danger that
men may be deceived in wfat they are really
about, than that they will deliberately enter
tain the purposes of creating riot and public
broil. From the merest accident great popu
lar convulsions have arisen. It is a very thin
partition, which separates in any country the
tranquility of one day from the riot and blood
shed of another. A spark, and the magazine
of public tumult may explode. The Gordon
riots, the Ninth Thermidor, the Whisky insur
reetiett, the Fugitive Slave riots in Boston,
and the late riot in Detroit, are cases well in
point when popular fury, fed by popular pre
judice, produced legitimate results, from the
disturbance of an hour to the destruction of
a government and King. A riot is by no means,
however, merely a fortuitous circumstance.
The public mind must be ripe and previously
prepared for. it. The recent riot at Detroit had
a peculiar significance; it is not difficult to
point the Moral—he who runs may read. These
are ticklish times to tamper with popular pre
judice or trifle with the popular will.
Those gentlemen who are engaged through
out the country in forming so-called "Union
Leagues" would do well to bear in mind, before
going too far with these societies, some of
these observations. We would fain believe any
or all of them are not guilty of any intention
to create trouble amongst us. The danger is
not, we apprehend, that of an incipient con
spiracy coolly meditated againetlaw and order,
but of the inevitable tendency in these times
of all proscriptive societies or cliques. As a
political organization, wielding any important
political influence, these "Union Leagues" are
likely to end in a miserable failure. The pre
cedent of Know-Nothingism has taken the wind
out of the pails of these peculiar associations,
and created a. reasonable prejudice against
them. They have lost prestige forever. The
phantom of a "Golden Circle," which seems to
scare weak-minded Abolitionists, is, we ven
ture to say, a figment of the brain. At all
events, once and for all, if any such organiza
tion is in existence, we do not sanction its
purposes or principles—we repudiate it utterly
and equally With the "Union League."
The mind of the people is sufficiently per
plexed by the difficulties which surround us
without any extra element of confusion, liable
to create intestine violence. These Leagues,
destitute of any political efficiency, engines of
their own destruction, are riotous in their ten
dency and only poweiful to pro - duce outbreak
and their own Ain. We do not fear their po
litical influence; we fain would warn them
against their owntdestruction, and professedly
peace-loving and law-abiding, save the coun
try from the scenes of lawlessness likely to
Nurtured in the patronage of an adminis
tration which has lost the popular confidence,
proscriptive and oath-taking, the " LeSgue"
may and will excite much jealousy and distrust.
A secret society, or even a clique, touching or
endeavoring to control the polity of a free
country, to take power from the many and
place it in the hands of a few, is an equally
futile and dangerous experiment. The whole
movement must be regarded by the people as
virtually a cabal against their own sovereign
ty. The right to say who is u loyal" and who
is not, does not belong to any clique or class
calling itself elect, and bearing the self-assumed
badge of special fealty to the common coun
try ; it is a right the people will not concede,
however loud the declarations of the u Loyal
League," however broad the members of it
may make their loyal" phylacteries.
Sound Doctrine—Habeas Corpus—Martial
Law—A Southern Decision.
The Richmond - Whig gives the decision of the
Hustings- Court, Judge Lyons, in the - case of
Theodore Whitman, a civilian, arrested under
martial law for ;selling liquor. Robert Ould,
Esq., for the court martial; Judge Crump for
gg The court held that the power to declare
martial law under the Constitution and laws of
the Confederacy did not belong to the Presi
dent, and that Congress had no authority to
confer such power upon him ; that theautho
rity to suspend the writ of habeas corpus , did not
carry with it the right to declare martial law ;
that martial law was an arbitrary and dictato
rial power, .which might be exercised by a
commander-in-chief over his camp or else
where at his peril, and that neither the Con
stitution or the laws sanctioned or justified
such a stretch of power ; that the Congress
might indemnify the commander-in-chief for
powers thus unlawfully assumed, but the
courts could neither recognize nor sanction it;
that our government was one of constitution
and law as well in time of war as in time of
peace; that the Constitution limited and de
fined the powers of the President and the Con
gress, and that no powers belonged to either
which were not expressly conferred by that
instrument. That courts martial have exclu
sive and restricted jurisdiction over soldiers
and others belonging to the army; that their
functions were circumscribed by law and con
fined entirely to those who were in the military
service ; and that, therefore, thSy had no right
to try a citizen not connected with the army,
Who Was, under thp Constitution, entitled to
trial by jury for every offense against the laws,
and, therefore, the custody in which the pri
soner was held was illegal, and he was ordered
to be discharged; but the court held him to
bail, to answer, before the grand jury.".
We have no doubt that this is sound law
here as well as in Richmond, whether our
lower courts so decide or not. That Congress
has no authority to delegate power to the
President, or any other person, towspend the
writ of habeas corpus, we are well convinced,
and we think the'Supreme Court would so de
clare should the question ever come before ii
If we are wrong in this opinion, we should
like to know it. Supposes similar case to the
above should come before one of our own
courts, to be determined under the Federal
Constitution, and the judge• should render a
decision similar to that of Judge Lyons, will
any Abolition judge
.or lawyer inform us
whether it would be sound or unsound—and if
unsound, why ? The question is one of great
importance,. upon which we desire all the light
we can get.
What Gen. Harrison Thought.
If by chance, or in the order of Providence
there should be living at the present day, and
in political association with Abolitionists, any
of the old 1840 campaigneis of the “Tippeea
noe and Tyler too" stripe, who swigged hard
cideg from the mouths of unseemly gourds,
and sane the campaign through to a successful
issue at the risk of their lungs—if there be any
of these old fellows left yet, we desire to call
their attention to•the following extract from a
letter written by Gen. Harrison (old Tippeca
noe) to Mr. Monroe in 1820. It may tend to
open their eyes to a fact which, were it to
come from us, they would not believe. It ap
pears from this letter that General Harrison
did not,believe that slavery would, if let alone,
destroy the Union, but
did believe that Aboli
tion interference with it would. So thought
and so said Webster and Clay and all the great
statesmen of America. In his letter to Mr.
Monroe, Gen. IL says :
"I am and have been for many years so
much opposed to slavery that I will never live
in a slave State. But I believe that the Con
stitution has given no power to the General
Government to interfere in this matter ; and
that to have slaves or no slaves depends upon
the people in each state alone. But besides
the constitutional objection, I am persuaded
that the obvious tendency of such interference
On the part of the States which have.no slaves,
with the property of their fellow- citizens of the
others, is to produce a state of discontent and
jealousy that will, in the end, prove fatal to the
Let no Democrat think lightly of the .muni
cipal election which is to be held on Friday.
Let no one fancy that the choice of a Mayor is
a small matter. In this crisis the election
loses its local and municipal character, and
becomei a matter of national concern, a mo
mentous issue, the result of which will be
looked for and chronicled throughout the Union.
Every precaution against defeat should be
taken, and no effort omitted to insure success—
a victory that we may be proud of and rejoice
over, and that may cheer the hearts of Demo
crats everywhere who are resisting the en
croachments of Federal power upon State
rights and individual freedom. We cannot
make the election of Mayor and Council a local
issue now if we would—our enemies, the Abo
litionists, would not let us. They carry Lin
coln and Niggerism into everything, and if
they beat us they will claim it as an adminis
tration triumph.. We may as well meet them
on the ground they choose, and urge the non-:
test for Mayor under the same battle-cry that
we rush into a Presidential election—" De
mocracy against Abolitionism—White men
against Negroes—Freedom against Despot
ism 1" Three cheers for the Constitution as
it is and the Union as it was—and defeat and
disgrace to all traitors who. proclaim other
Philadelphia Evening Journal.
Charles N. Pine, Esq., well known as a tio-
Racal - writer, has become proprietor of the
Philadelphia Evening Tournal. He was editor
for six months previous to Mr. Boileau's ar
rest, and avows himself "the writer of most of
the articles deemed ; reasonable by the traitors
in office at Washington," and closes his annun
ciation of the new proprietorship as follows:
If it be treason for a. public journalist to in
sist upon a strict observance of the fundamen
tal and supreme law of the land by men in of
fice,- and to condemn all officials who violate
that law and their oaths to obseive it, then
the undersigned desires to be deemed a traitor.
That such conduct constitutes treason, ac
cording to the decisions of the administration
and its friends, he is well aware, and he enters
into the business of publishing and editing
this paper with the full knowledge of the risks
incurred by a journalist who ventures, in these
times, to demand for the people what is right,
to condemn what is wrong, and to publish po
litical truth. But he intends to do all this,
and is willing to take the consequences.
Philadelphia, March 12, 1863.
It requires a bold, fearless man to conduct
a Democratic paper in this Abolition "Reign
of Terior," and we believe Mr. P. is a man of
that character. He has our pest wishes for
By telegraph we have the following:
. A. Vicksburg dispatch to the Cincinnati
Gazette says the Federal Yazoo Pass expedition
has captured twenty-six rebel. steamboats,
eighteen of which were destroyed. The gun
boat fleet had arrived above Haines' Bluff and
would soon commence an attack. Rumors were
rife that the rebels were evacuating Vicksburg;
It was supposed the greater part of the rebel
force would go to Chattanooga, join the rebel
army there and endeavor to overwhelm Rose-.
crane. Gen. McClernand's troops were com
pelled to embark for Milliken'a Bend, sixteen
miles above Vicksburg, owing to the high stage
of water. The recent operations at Lake
Providence and elsewhere in cutting the levees
and clearing a passage for the water, has re
sulted in inundating a large portion of Louisi
ana territory, destroying millions of property.
The guerillas are completely drowmd ont. • A
refugee from Georgia who has arrived at Mur
freesboro', reports terrible destitutioa in north
ern Alabama and Georgia. Ellitta marine
brigade arrived at Cairo on Saturday, (14th.)
A Murfreesboro' dispatch says Col. Minty's
command returned on Saturday from a success
ful scout of eleven days through the enemy's
country, having dispersed several :bodies of
rebels, captured prisoners, wagons, camp
equipage; &c., and penetrated the enemy's lines
Information has been received from Fortress
Monroe, that the rebel cavalry ha t e been
making some display about Gloucester Point.
It is•also rumored that the ninth army corps
were about to move from Newport News to
no matter where.
By the arrival of the schooner War Eagle at
New York from Minatillau, (Mexico,) we learn
that two French gunboats captured that place
on the 9th Feburary, without opposition. The
steamer Militia from Havana on the 9th inst.,
brings latest accounts of French operations.
The army commenced its march against Puebla
on the 19th Feburary—Gen. Forey started on
the 23d, and it was supposed the, attack would
commence about the let of March. Gen.
Ortego, the Mexican commander, has 24,000
troops for the defence of the city, independent
of 8,000 or 10,000 under Gen. Comonfort hold
ing the outer defences. The guerillas grow
bolder every day and actually carry off mules
from the very gates of Vera Cruz. Four
hundred black troops from Egypt had arrived
CRAItLES N. ruN.
for French service, but already one hundred of
them wve in the hospitals.
A report from St. Domingo had been received
at Havana that the people of the district of
Guayualin and Monte Christie have risen under
Gen. Lucas. Troops hove been sent from
Porto Rico and Santiago de Cubs, and several
vessels of war ordered there. It looks as though
the Spanish protectors of St. Domingo were
about getting into trouble.
A letter from Tybee Island, below Savannah,
says that on the evening of the 9th instant a
steamer came into the harbor, fired two guns, •
and left before the guns of the battery could
be trained on her. It is supposed the steamer
was the Alabama, Florida, a blockade runner,
or some other vessel. Very likely.
A dispatch from Oil Springs, Canada West,
March 16, says: A serious riot occurred on
Saturday night between whites and negroes.
The whites organized a forae, marched to the
negro quarters, and ordered them away ; they
destroyed their property and burned the houses
in which they lived. The negroes fled to the
woods. Several of the rioters were wounded
and three arrested.
Gen. Tuttle received a dispatch at Cairo from
Fort Donelson on the 15th, which says : Our
cavalry report 12,000 rebels within 28 miles
of Ponelson. The country people for miles
around are coming to Fort Donelson with va
rious reports. The rebels are reported to be
well armed. Our forces are ready for any
The steamer Ruth was arrested at Columbus,
having on board two hundred boxes shipped at
St. Louis for parties in Memphis. The boxes
were said to contain oranges, but on examina
tion they proved to be full of clothing, quinine,
letters, Ac., for the rebels.
Great apprehensions of a formidable rebel
invasion of Kentucky are entertained at Louis
ville by all intelligent classes, civil and mili
The U. S. Senate, after an executive session,
adjourned sine die at two o'clock P. M. on
The rules and regulations for the enrollment
under the conscription act are now making, at
Washington, and the appointment of enrolling
boards and provost marshals for various die-,
tads will probably be announced next week.
The valliant General Schenck, of Vienna
notoriety, has issued an order suppressing all
rebel music and' photographs of rebel officers
in Baltimore, and administered an oath espci
ally drawn up for the occasion, to the offending
book men and photographists. Vise la baga
It is believed in Washington that Simeon
Draper, of New York, stands the best chance
for the appointment of Provost Marshal ilen
The report of the blowing up of the Indiano
la appears to be confirmed. Admiral Porter
has telegraphed to Secretary Welles that the
rebels blew her up on the appearance of his
bogus "turreted Monster," au old coal barge
which he bad rigged up turret fashion and set
adrift. She alarmed the rebels at Vicksburg
and all the way down to Warrenton, drawing
fire from all their batteries. The Vicksburg
Whig also Confirms the report.
STRANG& FIRES—A. TALE. CF THE MYSTE'.
amtts.—We clip the following from the Oswego
Press of March' 7: "
The following most . singular phenomena
have occurred at the residences of Wm. S.
Stearnes and Richard Freeman, in the town of
Rush, about five miles north of this city. On
Tuesday morning last, soon after making the
fires, Mrs. Stearnes discovered the carpet bur
ning near the stove, but to cone side of it; she
extinguished the fire, supposing it to have
caught from the stove in some manner. Soon
after the carpet was found burning near the
bed which stood in the room, but entirely away
from the stove. Regarding the latter fire as
very curious she extinguished it, and left the
room to attend her work, and being attracted
by the smell of fire returned to the front room
and found the straw burning in-the midst of
her bed, under the clothes and.
She immediately carried the bed out of the
house. When she returned the curtains in
front of the bed were blazing up to the ceiling
above. Being now thoroughly alarmed she
sent her little girl, of about ten years, the only
person with her, for Mr. Freeman, who came
and removed the carpets, clothing and beds
from the house, and extinguished the fires in
the stoves; while doing this fires broke .out in
the pantry, burning the papers that were
spread on shelves, also articles of cotton igni
ted in different parts of the chainber. In this
room a clothes rod, suspended by strings of
cotton cloth tied ,to rafters, was beard to fall,
and the strings were found burning.
During this time Mr. Stearnes was absent
and Mrs. S. and the little girl went home with
Mr. Freeman. When they arrived there, as
a preeaution, the garments of Mrs. S. and the
little girl were placed by themselves, a cloak
worn by the girl being put on the bare floor of
the bed room. In a half hour after this cloak
was found blazing briskly. It was removed
from the room, and an hour and a half after
wards the bed in the same room was on fire.
The day following, a pillow case ; lying in a
back room ignited, also a cloth spread over a
flour barrel, and a bag containing dried fruit.
These articles were all at distances from each
other and ignited at different times. A cloth
whlch had been used to wash some bottles was
wrung out and hung upon a nailatsid was found
burning at the bottom, and was at the time
frozen stiff. In the afternoon a smell of fire
was discovered in t he
. chamber, and was found s
to proceed from a mall box in which a paper
wrapping a parcel of sugar was entirely
burned from around the sugar. The box was
covered with a lid which shut quite close. A
lounge also took fire in-a bed room.
On Thursday Mr. Stearnes returned to his
house, built fires in the stoves, and soon after
a fire broke out in a bed, and in a damp cloth
lying on a pantry shelf. He extinguished hie
fires, and has not occupied the house since,
except to watch it.
Thursday night the little girl stayed at lgr.
Samuel Shuster's, some two miles west of Mr.
Freeman's. Friday morning a cloth lying on
a 'shelf in the milk room of 'Mr. Shuster's
house was found burning, and also a handful
of rags stuck in an outside crevice of the wall
of the house. Being informed of the occur
rence by Mr. Charles Holman, of this city,
and to satisfy ourselves of their truth, we went
with him to the houses of Afessrs.• Freeman
and Stearnes, and from them heard what we
have related, and much more. These gentle
men are known to be men of unimpeachable
veracity, and their statement is a sufficient
guarantee of truth. But we saw the effects of
the fire on the beds, clothing, papers and walls
of the house, sufficient to Satisfy us of the ex
act truth •of every statement made ; we saw
the dr.les worn by the little girl, which ignited
twice near the bottom of the skirt while on
her. it was once extinguished by Mr. Freeman
end once by Mr. Stearnes. - While we were at
the house of the latter, a fire broke out •in
some papers in an out-house at Mr. Freeman's.
On our return we saw the fresh charred boards
which the fire had burned. The fire broke out
in five different rooms at Mr. Freeman's house,
in no one of which was there any stove or fire
place. A watch has been constantly kept by
those two families, and every, article from their
houses. They justly feel the greatest anxiety
to hake the mystery of these fires solved. Who
can do it ?
A LIVING DESCENDANT OE THE LAST GRECIAN
Exonnon..--The following letter is taken from
the London Star :
Sin—l have been an attentive, and I need
not add, a deeply interested, reader of the
many articles and reviews on the past and pre
sent affairs of Greece which late events have
forced more particularly upon the English
press ; and there has been nothing in them
which could justify my asking (as I now db for
the first time in my life) the favor of the inser
tion of a letter but the statement made in sev
eral of your eotemporaries, that my family is
This assertion, while unchallenged, would
imply that I had assumed a ng.me to which I
had no right (a custom which fas of late been
prevalent here,} and that there was no truth
in the illustrious descent of which I am natu
rally so jealously proud.
The last Grecian Emperor, Constantine (Pa
lasologus) XII., who fell in 1453 in the defence
of his capital, left five surviving brothers, by
three of whom the family and name were con
tinued—their traditions and records being ever
- I may add that I am not the first of my
name and house who has had the honor of be
ing commissioned in the service of the British
Sovereign. Three eons of Theodore Palmolo
gas of Landulph were in the army, one of
whom was killed in the King's cause at Naseby;
and the navy of William and Mary was not, I
believe, dishonored by the service of another
member of my family, who died in 1.694. I
have the honor to be, sir, yours obediently,
W. T. PALIEOLOGIIS.
17, Charles street, St. James., Feb. 5.
JENKINS OVIDONB.—Mrs. Gen. Roseerans, at
the festival, disposed of a large quantity of
ice cream, at 10 cents per plate., She is a no
ble woman.—Chicago Journal.
This is only equalled by the obituary on an
English lady :
"The Lady Martha Jane was the daughter
of the Right Honorable George Opodyke. She
was exceedingly benevolent, painted well in
water colors, and of such is the Kingdom of
PENN' A LEGISLATURE.
MONDAY EVENING, March 16, 1863.
The Senate was called to order at 7.4. o'clock
by the SPEAKER. •
Petitions on the usual subjects were pre
sented, among the number one by Mr. Buober,
signed by 245 citizens of Juniata county, in
favor of a law to prevent the emigration of
negroes into the State, and for the exclusion of
those already here, which was read and laid
on the table.
Mr. CONNELL, a-bill making incompatible
certain officers in the city of Philadelphia;
also, a bill to exempt from taxation the
Orphans' Home and Asylum for aged and in
firm of the Lutheran Church ; also, a supple
ment to the Philadelphia and Montgomery
County railroad company.
Mr. LAMBERTON, a bill relative to writs pf
Mr. RIDGWAY, a bill to incorporate the
Atlantic navigation company.
Mr. TURRELL, a supplement to the Dun
cannon, Landieburg and Broad Top railroad
Mr. SMITH, a bill to repeal the supplement
to the Ridge turnpike company, passed in
The Seeretary of the Commonliealth being
introduced, presented a message from the Gov
ernor nominating Wien Forney, of Dauphin co.,
for State Librarian for the period of three
WYOMING CANAL COMPANY
The bill to authorize the Wyoming canal
company and its creditors to agree to an- ad
justment of their respective rights, tante up in
order on third reading.
Mr. FULLER moved that the Senate go into
committee of the whole for the purpose of
inserting a proviso, that the company shall
not enjoy the benefits of this act unless they
shall within sixty days pay $281,000 into the
Treasury of the Comonwealth, that being the
amount of their bonds given to the State, and
all the interest thereon except one coupon for
The amendment was adopted and inserted in
Mr. WHITE moved to go into committee' of
the whole for the purpose of attaching a pro
viso to the section, that no certificates shall
be . purrendered on which the stock is not paid
in full and no subscriber shall be released from
the payment of unpaid subscription.
After' diecussion the amendment was with
Mr. WHITE moved to amend by providing
that no letters Want shall issue under this act
until the company pay the costs already incur
red by the :Attorney General in proceeding
against delinquent subscribers to the stock of
the Wyoming canal company. Not agreed to—
yeas 11, nays 17. .
The bill passed finally—yeas 19, nays 8.
An act to incorporate the Bedford improve.-
Joint resolutions relative to the dam of the
Susquehanna canal company. Passed to third
Supplement to the Duncannon, Landieburg
and Broad Top railroad, changing its name to
the Southern Pennsylvania railroad.
An act to divorce Henry Nellie and Anna his
wife, of the city of Philadelphia.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
WASIUNGTON, March 16.
The reason assigned at the Tieasury De
partment for suspending the printing of postal
currency (25 and 60 cent notes) is that there is
already a suffioient amount of such paper in
proportion to the other denominations. The
fact that there are counterfeits did not influ
ence this action.
The committee on the conduct of the war
have, it is understood, closed theietestimony.
In about two weeks they will make their re
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Lewis is
expected to enter upon his duties to-morrow.
The expedition to colonize persons of color
has been indefinitely postponed by the Presi
IMPORTANT IF TRUE.
a N EW Yong, March 16.
M. Gullaidett, writing to the Courier des etata
Unix, from Paris, Feb. 27th, gives rumors of
an insurrection in Hungary, and an alleged
resolution of the Emperor to recall the French
army from Mexico, but states that both look
New Yonc, March 16.
Secretary Chase left this morning for Wash
ington. Whatever effect may eventually pro
ceed from his consultation, it is believed, says
the Commercial, that nothing has been accom
plished for the present, either in* the way of
establishing a bank under the new loan of
Congress or towards placing the new loan
upon the market.
NEW YORK BANK STATEMENT.
• Nicw :YORK, March H.
The Bank statement preeents the following
result :—decrease in loans, $3,222 373 ; in
specie, $2,595,004, in 0ir0u1ati0n,436,159 ; in
aoseaseTED DAILY IMOD IND YVILADILPHIA DIAL
New York PricA 3
U. S. Be, due 1881, Coupon 102 1(3
Do ....due 1881, Registered Int. off. 101,1‘ 101
U. S. 7 340 Treasury Note& 105 g 1054 i
One year 6 per cent. certificates 9 9 ma
11. B. Demand Notes, 0- ld . i
BANKABLE , CURRENCY TER STANDARD.
American sSMas93ipr American, prior to
Do (dated pilot. 1852 $1 55 a 1 n
to 1834) 85 aSTpr Do QUArt's.... l 55 a 1 a Soy ,Victorialt. 750 a 7155 Do Aimee and
Soy., old 745 a 7 50 Half Dimes. 145 a 1 !.;
Navoleon, 20fra. 555 a 5 60 Do Haves and
10 trance 2 75 a 2 85 Qrt's(new) 147 a 151
Prus. Doub. Fr. Dollars, Am. and
D'ors.. a .... Mexican.. .. 154 a....
Doubloons, 4..28 00 a 24 5o Do Sp.,perfct 154 a ....
Do. Mexican... 22 00 a 24 00i Do etwelne :21 54 a ....
Do. Costa Bica.2o 00 a 22 00 Do S. Amer.— 154 a....
Bars 900 tine— .. prm Do Norwegian ... II ....
California, $5O Five Prance 1 4i;
and $2O pieces. 553 prm Francs . 20
California, $lO Guilders. 34
and $5 pieces.. 583.; a Prussian Thalers... ... 50
10 Guilder Pie- German Crowns., 117 a
ces 5 70a 576 Preach.— do.._ 1 14 a
Ten Thalers ... 9 00 Bng. Silver p. £, 700 a 715
20 Mille Bets, Spanish and Max. am.
11 25 all 35 silver, per oz. 270
Bars. U.S. assay, p.
oz. 1 89
;ha 5 dwts. 2N grains.
*A heavy Sovereign wei
New England X
New York City.. %
New York State X
Jersey—small . s i
Pennsylvania Currency. X
Delaware—Small ... ji
Baltimore .. 1 / 4 '
Maryland a' a 3
Dis. of Columbia X
Virginia 35 a 40
St. Louis X ik
Cincinnati ..... 3fi a
Chicago a par
Dubuque, lowa, 1 a
Davenport, do.. 1 a
Et. Paul. Min.. 1a ..
Montreal, Can.. a
- .PENNSYLVANIA COUNTRY BANK NOTES
BATES OP DOME'
par a 1-10prm
New York... 1-10prm
Albany X a X
Baltimore... X a X
Wasbingt'n,D.O X a X
Pittsburg X a X
Detroit, Mich.. X a X
Lexington, Ky.. 2 a _.
Afilwaukie,Wis. X a X
NAME OF RANKS. I WHERE REDEEMED.
Allentown Bank, Allentown Mannf. & Mech. B'
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 North Amer.
Bank of Germantown Farm. & Mech. Bank.
Bank of Montgomery County...... Western Bank.
Bank of Phoenixville Mannf. & Mech. Wk
Doylestown Bank, Dopiest°
Easton Bank, Easton
Farm. Wk of Bucks Co., Br
Farm. & Mech. Bank, Easto
Farmers' Bank, Lancaster..
Lancaster County Bank....
Mauch Chunk Bank. .. . ...
Miners' Bank. Pottsville„..
• AT DISCOI7ST IN
Allegheny Bank— ...... M
Bank of Beaver Co X
Bank of Chambersbnrg.
Bank of Chester Talley,
Bank of Crawford Conn-
ty, Meadville X
Bank of Fayette C 0.....
Bank of Gettysburg..:. X
Bank of Lawrence C0...1
Bank of Middletown.... X
Bank of New Castle....l
Bank of Northumberrd, X I
Bank of Pittsbulg,prem. b 0
Bank of Pottstown X
Citizens B'k, Pittsburg, X
Clearfield County Bank.. X
Columbia B'k, Columbia
Exchange B'k, Pitteblg. X
Farmers' B'k, Pottsville
Farmers" B'k, Beading.- X i
Farmers' & Drovers' B'k, ,
Honesdale Bank X
Iron City Wk. Pittsburg, X'
In pursuance of an alias order of the Orphan
Court of Dauphin county, will be exposed to sale,
On SATURDia, the 4th day of April, 180,
On the Farm i at 1 o'clock, p. m., a certain tract of
land, situate inllalifax township, Dauphin county, mt•
joining lands of Wm. Reed, Matthew Mitchell, Henry
Rottch and others, containing about One Hundred an:
Forty acres, more or leas. whereon is erected a TWO
STORY WEATHER BOARD HOUSE, a Large Rank Barn.
and other out-buildings. There is on tbis property t.o
wells of watetnear the door, and a.nooor failing eerie
of water near the house. ' There is also a large Orchard
on this Farm, consisting of different kinds et Fru%
Also, a tract .or piece of Woodland, partly in and
township and partly in Reed township, adjoining land,
of Jacob Tyson, Isaac Glace and others, containing it
acres and 95 perches, late the estate of JACOB MX
Attendance will be given and conditions of sale ms?,
RENIOtZEARING MATTHEW N. MITCHNII,
Mae entors of said deceasel
JoEl! Rirrocawn, Clerk 0. 0.
Harrisburg, March 14, 11383-dta
C A. DAVIS, BILL POSTER.
&Tatars, lbo., easefully And promptly distribtatd
Residence, South above Second street.
MILLINERY AND STRAW GOODS
13 We hare the pleasure of informing you the
we are now prepared to offer, at our Old Stand,
No. ps, 106 .and 167 North SECOND St , Shill-
Selphia, a well selected stock of
MILLINERY AND STRAW SOODS,
in every variety, of the latest importations, and of the
newest and moat fashionable styles.
telllß STRAW DEPARTMENT '
will comprise every variety of Bonnets, Hate and Trim.
mings to be found in that line. of the latest and mo-;
approved shapes and styles. Soliciting an early call. I
remain yours, respectfully, H. WARD.
LOOKING GLASSES.—A Splend
Assortment of New Looking Glasses, just receive , :
at W. KNOCHE'S Music Store, 93 Market street, whet'
they will be sold cheap. Call and examine. mrl3
WEBSTER'S ARMY AND NAVY
Just received and for tale at
FOR SALE—A House and Lot (.1)
Sixth street, near State. Enquire at the Erebati 3
Office of 8 . L . fd'OULLOOR,
20 Met street,
Where the highest price le always paid for G0L13131
BROOMS,. BRUSHES, TUBS AND
BASKETS of all descriptions, iqnslities and prico ,
for sale by WM. BOOK Ja & CO..
PATENT CORN SHELLER"'
Cheapost and most complete ever invented. Fr
mere end otters please call and see it at WIR(711!
Cigar Store, Market street, 2d door below Third.
County Rights and Machines for sale. teb2.
A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT
y retailed at from $3 to $3, ere now ered 1 :
50 and 75 cents, and $1 and $1 80.blished by the Arl
Union, and formerly retailed by them.
Splendid Photographic Album Pictures of all digit.
guished men and Generale of the army, at only 10 eta.
For sale at SCIIEFFBRI Bookstore,
18 Market street, Harrisburg.
In pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Court 0!
Dauphin county, win be exposed to sale,
On SATURDAY, the 21et day of MARCH,
Next, at the Court House, a Lot of Ground, situate ea
Third street, between Pine street and Cranberry eller
and bounded by property of Robtert W. 11 , 01nre on
the east, and by Thomas O. M'Dowell on thb west, the
same being twenty feet four inches in front, more to
less, by one hundred and flee feet deep, to prope r ty late
et Peter Railer, deceased, on which is erected a Two'
Story Brick Dwelling House, &e., late the estate °'
Andrew Murray. deceased.
Sale to commence at 2 o'clock, p. in.,of said delY
when attendance will be given and con ditions of 551 0
maim ltnown by A. H. IeAHNEBTOCK,
Admik . o. strator de booms won.
Arne R!NOLLND, Cler, 0 .
Harrisburg, lob. 24, 1863-feb26-doawto
MINCE PIES I —Baisins, Currants)
Ata. Citron spieler, Lemons, Cider, Wine, Brandy log
Brun, for sale by WM. DOCK, Jr., & Co.
DOCKET KNIVES.—A veq. fine ea
sounealt, 00HZIMR% BOOZMOBL
I Ohio par
Indiana—Free 1 ?.
Missouri 2 tz) 20
'lllinois --.. ZBo so.
Wisconsin 2 to to
lowa ~.. lx
Canada prm `•.il
AT PAIL 111 PHILADELPHIA.
Bank of North Amer.
istol_Farm. & Mech. Bank
n Girard Bank.
Bank of North Amer.
t TRY BANK NOTES
Jersey Shore Bank
Lebanon Wk, Lebanon.. a
Lebanon Val. B'k, Lab..
Lock Raven Bank
Mech'a B'k, Pittabnrg..
Mechanicsburg B'k, Me
Merchants' & Mannfact.
[Mifflin County B'k, Lew
Milton Bank, Milton....
Haunt Joy Bank..-
' Bank, Shamokin
Octoraro Bank, Oxford..
Pittston Bank, Pittston
Plop Comity 8ank.....
Trmon Bank, Beading...
West Branch Bank, 'Wil
Wyoming Wk,Wilkesb 2 e
York Bank, York
York County Wk. York.