Daily patriot and union. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1858-1868, March 27, 1863, Image 2

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mond-cutting as conveniently as to tailors,
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its upper put in many little faces, usually tri
angular. By this mode, many carats were pro
bably taken from below,as its present weight is
only a fraction over 279 carats. Nevertheless,
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To Members of the Legislature
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porters in either House, the evening previous.
Dauphin County Democratic Committee.
The Democratic County • 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 r. W., 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 Swim Secretary.
Loyal Leagues.
Raodyed, That we denounce the meetings re
cently gotten up in this and neighboring cities,
with the money and by the agency of office
holders, or would-be office holders, under Re
publican patronage, together with contractors,
jobbers, and agents for government plunder,
for the purpose of organizing "loyal leagues;"
that in our judgment these leagues boar a
marvellous and striking similarity to the Wide
Awake clubs of 1860, and appear to be con
trolled and officered by the very same class of
men; that we adjure all Democrats, if any
there be, who have been seduced into these
leagues under false pret ences,to reflect whether
the old Democratic party of Thomas Jefferson
and Andrew Jackson is not a sufficiently "loy
al" league to live and die in.; that we point
proudly to the historical evidence of the loyalty
of the Democracy to the Constitution to be
found in the fact that during their sixty years'
ascendancy and control in the Federal goyern
ment, not one malcontent was convicted of
treason, not one arbitrary arrest was made,
not a single court or magistrate was imFeded
in legitimate powers, •not one newspaper was
suppressed, and not one drop of American
blood was spilled for any political offense. We
ask all men to contrast these sixty years with
the two past years of Abolition ascendancy.
and to remember that "by their frOits ye shall
know them."-
The above is one of a series of resolutions
passed at a meeting of the Democratic General
Committee of Mozart Hall, New York, on Tues
day evening last, and contains truths which it
would be well for the Democrats of this State
to keep in mind. Let Democrats have nothing
to do with these dark-lantern, midnight con
spirators against the liberties of our country
—let them organize everywhere Democratic
clubs, and let their action be open as noonday
—let them cling to the principles of our De
mocratic fathers as the last hope of our dis
tracted Union—let them show to the world that
their purposes are pure, and their aim the un
qualified support of the Constitution founded
by Washington, and the restoration of the
Union—and we can feel assured that from
every watch-tower around the temple of liberty
will come up the cheering cry, "All is well."
Military Claims.
We notice that a bill has been introduced
into the Senate by Major White, entitled "A
supplement to an act for the adjudication of
certain military claims, approved the 16th day
of April, A. D. 1861"
The general objects or this bill are to com
pensate officers who have been engaged in re
cruiting for the volunteer service from the
time they commenced recruiting until they, or
the men they recruited, were mustered into the
United States service. This is eminently just
and proper, and should meet the approbation
of every member of the Legislature. It is to
be hoped that this bill will be considered, per
fected, and passed at an early day. Under
the military law of Congress no volunteer offi
cer is entitled to pay until be shall have been
mustered into the United States service, and
before he can be so mustered in, a Colonel
Must have recruited a full regiment, a Lieuten
ant Colonel ei'x full companies, a Major four
companies, a Captain one company, and a Lieu--
tenant at least forty men. As is well known
throughout the entire Slate, these officers were
earnestly engaged for many months, spending
their time and money in this service before
they succeeded in getting a sufficient number
of MD to entitle them to receive their appcint
meats from the government, and through the
consolidation of parts of regiments to meet the
urgent demand for troops, and other causes,
many of them never received their appoint
ments at all, and it is but simple justice that
these patriotic gentlemen should be reimbursed
for their expenditures.
The law of 1862, under the provisions of
which many have been paid, expires by its
own limitation on the 16th day of April next;
hence the necessity of, further legislation . to
place those wiio are engaged en distant fields
of 'service, and who have not-had an =opportu
nity to presint their claims, upon the same
footing" as those who happened to have been
employed nearer home. In addition to this,
she old-law provided only for the payment of
those officers who recruited under the author
ity of the Governor of the State, excluding
from its benefits all those who recruited under
the auspices of the Secretary of War. This,
it seems to us,' is an invidious distinction, un
warranted by the circumstances. Whatever
may hare been the differences between Gover
nor Curtin and General Cameron, whether the
Secretary of War exceeded his constitutional
powers or not, the poor soldier should not
suffer by it; both classes of these men worked
with equal zeal and earnestness in the cause,
and should both be alike rewarded for the
service they have done their country. Again,
under the old law, some of the vouchers ne
cessary to 'establish a claim were difficult,
and, in many instances, impossible to obtain,
so that all were put to unnecessary trouble,
and many prevented Altogether from getting
the amounts due them.
While it is certainly proper that every safe
guard should be thrown round the public
treasury, and every precaution taken to pre
vent fraud, yet this meritorious class of claim
ants should not be asked to perform impossi
From a cursory examination of the bill of
fered by Mr. White, it strikes us as being im
perfect in several important particulars, and
we trust it will be carefully examined and
amended, so as not only to protect the inte
rests of the State, but to mete out even-handed
justice to ill those who assisted in recruiting
the gallan army sent by Pennsylvania to the
field of battle.
The New Mayor of Harrisburg.
To- dav the Mayor elect will be sworn into office.
Toward the unseemly aspersions of the Hessian
Abolition paper, which,.during the late con
test for the Mayoralty, filled its columns with
the low garbage of its abuse of this highly
esteemed and universally respected gentleman,
we maintained a contemptuous silence. We do
not mean now to reply to anything that paper
has said ; what is due to the services of such
a man as General Roumfort is not due to the
diereputable licenee of a notoriously infamous
public print.
The family of General Roumfort, the new
Mayor, came from the State of New York and
settled in Pennsylvania in 1810. During the
war of 1812 he entered, at the age of seven
teen, the service of the United States, as a
volunteer under General Cadwalader, to repel
an expected invasion of this State by the Bri
tish. After the repulse of the British at Balti
more, the danger of invasion having ceased,
Gen. Roumfort entered the Military Academy
at West Point. In 1817 he graduated from
that institution. In 1819 he resigned his li
commission in the army, and opened a military
and classical school at Mt. Airy, near Phila
delphia, which he conducted with signal suc
cess until the famous United States Bank con
troversy during Gen. Jackson's administration,
in which Gen. R. took a prominent part against
the Bank, which resulted in his proscription
by the Bank party.
Having in consequence been obliged to give up
his school, he was appointed without solicita
tion to the post of military- store—keeper at
Frankford Arsenal. In this position he re
mained until the accession of Harrison to the
Presidency, when he resigned. In the fall of
1841, he was elected member of the Legisla
ture for the city and county of Philadelphia.
He served three successive terms in the lower
House, and took a prominent and distinguished
part in the political measures of the day. As
chairman of the Military Committee,- and the
Committee of Ways and Means, he became a
leading and active supporter of the bills for
the forced resumption of specie payment by
the banks, the cancellation of relief notes, the
bill for the repeal of imprisonment for debt,
and other equally important measures.
In 1842 he was elected Brigadier General
of the Second brigade of the First division of
Pennsylvania Militia. While serving in this
capacity, in 1844, at the head of the volunteers
of his brigade, he was prominently engaged in
quelling the memorable riots of that year in
Philadelphia, and succeeded, by prompt energy
and decision, in putting down the rioters and
restoring order to the city.
In 1845, he was appointed by Gov. Shunk
Harbor Master of the port of Philadelphia, and
continued to serve in this capacity until 1848.
In 1851, he was appointed by the Democratic
Canal Board Superintendent of the Philadel
phia and Columbia railroad. Toward the close
of 1852, he became Superintendent of the East
ern Division of the Pennsylvania railroad and
a resident of Harrisburg. In 1860, he re
signed his position on the railroad, and has
since lived in retirement, until his recent elec
tion to the Mayoralty.
* General Roumfort, in public life, has been
widely known for his upright and consistent
adherence to the principles of Democracy, for
his sound judgment and incorruptible integ
rity. In private and public he has borne the
character of a polished and educated gentle
man. His ability as legislator and executive
officer has given him wide-spread and well
merited reputation throughout the State. The
Democracy of Harrisburg have done them
selves and this city credit by the honor they
have recently and so well bestowed upon our
distinguishes townsman,. and all parties have
reason for congratulation that the office is
about to.be filled so worthily in the person of
Gen. Roumfort.
TRH PRoBaBLE DRAFT or Naoaous.—Under
this head the Cincinnati Commercial hae the
following. The darkies are in for it. Their
Abolition friends are after them with a deter-
mination to make them fight, ?taw roles:
So let them hurry up the negro draft :
If the policy of arming negroes is adopted,
and that seems to be the tendency of the times,
the probability of a draft of the able-bodied
free male blacks, in the Northern and Border
States, becomes a matter worthy immediate
and solemn consideration. The census of 1860
gives the following return of free male blacks:
California 2,827, Connecticut 4,136, Dela Ware
9,880, Illinois 3,809, Indiana 5.791, lowa 506,
Kansas 286, Kentucky 5,100, Maine 659, Ma
ryland 89,746, Massaohnketts 4,469, Michigan
3,567, Miniesota 126, Missouri 1,697, New
Hampshire 253, New Jersey 12,312, New York
23,178, Ohio 18,442, Pennsylvania 26,373,
Rhode Island 1,831, Vermont 371, Wisconsin
653. Total 156,082. Perhaps one-third of the
male blacks may be called able-bodied, giving
us black men, to be drafted from, 55,327. We
presume not more than 45,000 could be got at
and made available. In order, therefore, to
raise a form) . of 15,000 blacks, and we shall
went that Tinny in addition to the contrabands
convertible into soldiers. it will be necessary to
draft every third black.man, or citizen with a
visibleiadmiature of African blood, having a
habitation in the free and border slave States.
This would seem pretty heavy for a start, but
it would not be largely out of proportion to the
number of white men who have entered the
military service; and if the negroes, commen
cing at this latt day, would do their full share,
every other man of them should "go to the
As soon as the policy of calling out our
Black Reserve is adopted, there will, of course,
be arrangements made to bring the negroes up
to the work in full force. In the first place,
doubtless, they will be allowed to volunteer,
and while they are about it, all will be regis
tered preparatory to the process of drafting.
General News
The 'Loulaville, (Ky.,) Mammal announces
that the rebels are in large force under Breck
inridge at Harrodsburg, and that the federal
forces under Gen. Carter are falling back on
Frankfort. Breokinridge has issued a procla
mation carrying out the conscription act, which
is being rigidly enforced in all parts of Ken
tucky now under rebel rule.
We learn by a dispatch from Cincinati, re
ceived last evening, that there was consider
able skirmishing on Wednesday and the day
previous between our cavalry and the rebel
advance, south of the Kentucky river. About
fifty prisoners were captured. The rebel force
was estimated at from four to ten thousand.
our troops are concentrating rapidly, and con
fidence is felt in their ability to repel the in
A Confederate cavalry force under Forrest,
Wheeler and Wharton, attacked our force, 500
strong, atßrentwood,nine miles from Nashville,
on the Franklin road, on Wednesday morning.
After a feeble resistance, with the loss of only
one man killed and four wounded, the Federals,
under Lieut. Colonel Bloodgood, surrendered.
The enemy were afterwards pursued six miles
west of Brentwood by Gen. Green Clay Smith
with 600 men. Meeting at last the entire con
federate force, 5,000 strong, he was forced to
retire, after retaking and destroying all the
wagons and 'ammunition captured by the
A party of guerrillas last week made a raid
on the railroad north of Grand Junction, TWO.,
tore up the track, destroyed cars, captured a
feW prisoners and then ran.
It is believed in Cincinnati that the rebel
force which has occupied Danville, Ky., is to
be the advance of Gen. I, ongstreet's division.
Federal troops are pouring into the Queen City
on their way to check the invasion of Kentucky,
and an active campaign is threatened.
No important movements are reported from
General Hooker's Army of the Potomac. Our
cavalry had a brisk skirmish with. the rebels in
front of Chantilly, Va., on Monday evening.
They drove the enemy for two miles, but get
ting into an ambuscade in the woods our troops
were driven back by a heavy fire of carbines
and pistols and a superior force of the foe.
Reinforcements under Captains MeGuire and
Haberack then arrived, and drove back the
rebels a distance of eight miles. Night com
ing on our column then returned to Chantilly,
with the loss of one killed, three wounded,
and one of their number taken prisoner. •
The Union camp at Winfield, N. C., was at
tacked by a force of 300 rebels before day break
on Monday, and the garrison made a vigorous
defence from their block house, the gunboat,
which was usually stationed there, being tem
porarily absent. A force of °oval% y was im
mediately forwarded by Gen. Peck from Suf=
folk, to aid the beleagured camp, at six o'clock
on Monday evening ; but 'the result of their
enterprise has not reached us. Gen. Foster,
who, fortunately, was at Plymouth, where he
expected an attack, sent the gunboat Terry
and another, which, he reports, will be able to
cut off the retreat of the enemy. It was feared,
that if relief did not arrive in time the besieged
would be starved out ; but no doubt the prompt
reinforcements averted this necessity.
Important intelligence is conveyed by a
Coucinnati dispatch, which states that the
Yazoo river expedition has come to a stand
still, and we are acting on the defensive. The
Chillicohet was temporarily disabled in the last
engagement. The Battey Wilson has been dis
mounted and the guns returned to the gunboat
DeKalb. The Lafayette and other gunboats
are reported up the Yazoo above Haine's Bluff.
Other gunboats have gone up. Stirring news
is expected from that quarter.
Although the evacuation of Haine's Bluff by
the rebel garrison is not credited, the previous
assurance that our gunboats have succeeded in
reaching the Yazoo through Black's and
Steele's bayous, is. The position thus at
tained, when possessed by large force, must
inevitably result in decided advantage both to
the siege of Vicksburg and the attack on Fort
A dispatch from Memphis to the Cincinnati
Commercial says that Admiral Farragut discov
ered the Indianola at Ilardtimes Bend and re
captured her without resistance. The rebels
had been at work on her and she was nearly
ready for service: The Queen of the West is up
Black river, out of the reach of our vessels.
A mail from Admiral Farragut's fleet has
reached Memphis. The Jackson Appeal of the
18th says that Gen. Banks failed to make the
land attack, and that Farragut went on alone ;
he passed the batteries at night under a terrific
cannonade. The Mississippi was burned to the
water's edge, and thirty of her offwers and
crew were captured. It is rumored that the
rebel batteries at Ilaine's Bluff have been
flanked through the new route to the Yazoo
Governor Curtin , arrived at the headquarters
of the Army of the' Potomac on Wednesday.
He was accompanied by Mr. Coffey, of Phila
delphia, Colonel Puleston, of his staff, the
Surgeon General of Pennsylvania, Mr. MeCorm
meek, of the Agricultural Department, and
others. The party arrived by special train,
and were met with great cordiality and wel
come by General Hooker. Conveyances were
placed at the Governor's disposal, and be vis
ited the divisions of Generals Birney and Hum
phrey. His presence excited great enthusiasm
among the troops}. -
The Navy Department has advices of the
capture of the schooner Charm at the mouth
of Indian River Inlet, on the 2.2 d ult., by a
boat expedition from the United States steamer
Sagamore. She was bound for Nassau, N. P.,
with a load of cotton. Also of the capture of
the Spanish sloop Relampago, at Charlotte
Harbor, Florida, on the 3d instant, by the
United States schooner James 8. Chambers.
Her cargo consisted of coffee, liquors, shoes,
Ste. She was sent to Key West for adjudica
tion.. On the succeeding - day the Chambers
chased ashore the sloop Ida near the same
locality. Her cargo, consisting principally of
liquors, *as partly saved. A rebel flag was
found on board. Not being able to get her off,
she was burned.
The premium upon gold has fallen heavily
in New York. Oa Wednesday the quotation
was 1451. Yesterzlay it sold as•low as 140 and
139 i, sad a further decline is expected. This
fall has crested a perfecs stampede in the mar
kets, especially among produce and dry goods
The Ninth army corps, General Burnside's
old command, has gone west over'the Balti
more and Obio railroad, to join the General in
hie newleld of duty.
The funeral of Major General Sumner took
place at Syracuse, N. Y., on Wednesday. There
was an immense gathering of the friends of the
lamented chief from all parts of the country,
the obsequies were unn'ually solemn and and
impressive. Since the commencement of the war
the death of no man has created so great a
sensation throughout the country as the death
of Major General Sumner.
It is believed at Washington that an evacua
tion of the old rebel line on the Rappahannock
is going on or is about to take place. The late
articles in Richmond papers stating that rail
roads are unable to supply their armies as at
present worked would seem to confirm this.—
It is likewise alleged that Southern circles in
Baltimore are of the opinion that a general
evacuation is an immediate probability.
A board of officers has been permanently or
ganized in the Army of the Potomac, for the
purpose of examining candidates for promotion
from the ranks, and also those enlisted men
who have already received commissions. Sev
eral of the latter have been found not to possess
the requisite qualifications for the position of
commissioned °peers, and their appointments
will therefore be revoked.
Colonel Currie, commanding a sub•depart
meat about Plaquemine, La., has just made a
most important and successful reconcoissance
into the interior of Louisiana. He rescued a
large amount of cotton from destruction, and
secured numbers of contrabands and prisoners.
A correspondent of the Boston Herald, wri
ting from the blockading fleet off Charleston,
under date of March 16, confirms the previous
report that a serious mutiny bee occurred at
Fort Sumpter, adding that during the night of
the 12th Forts Moultrie and Sumpter were seen
firing at each other; that between one and two
hundred shells were discharged, and that
finally a white'fiag was displayed from Fort
Moultrie. Deserters, a day or two afterwards,
asserted that a serious mutiny had occurred,
General Beauregard shooting the mutineers
without trial.
A gigantic attack upon Charleston has been
decided on, and will be put into execution very
soon. Admiral Dupont has been prepared to
make the naval assault with every prospect of
success for some time past, and has only de
layed it to accommodate the military powers.
The claims against Costa Rica comprised
about forty cases. Of these, eighteen or twenty
were, in the absence of the parties interested,
managed by an attorney selected by the Gov_
ernment, and the remainder by Hon. Reverdy
Johnson, Charles Cushing, and other eminent
counsel. J. M. Carlisle was attorney for Costa
Rica, and the Italian Minister acted as umpire.
The aggregate claims were $2,500,000, but the
result of the eommiesionts that the SUM of only
$25,000, or 1 per centum on that amount, is all
that is due.
We have Vera Cruz dates to the 4th inst.,
which state that Puebla has not been taken by
the French, nor did they appear to progress
very rapidly.
St. Domingo advices of the 9th ult. confirm
the reported suppression of the rebellion there.
Honduras dates to the 20th ult. represent
that the revolt has been suppressed and order
restored, but all males between 16 and 50 are
called to arms by the government.
The difficulty betireen Guatemala and San
Salvador has been settled through the inter
vention of the English and American Minis
Venezuelan dates to the 21st ult. disprove
the statement that Caracoas was in possession
of the insurgents, and on the contrary it is
now stated that the latter have been routed.
The Maine Legislature yesterday adopted
concurrent resolutions fully endorsing Lin
coln's emancipation proclamation, approving
of compensated emancipation and the use of
negroes in the military service of the United
States, and opposing all suggestions of com
promise, and then adjourned in die.
TECURSDAY, March 26, 1863.
The Senate met at 14 o'clock and was called
to order by the SPEAKER.
Mr. CONNELL, the remonstrance of one
hundred and ninety citizens of Germantown
against the use of steam dummies on the Ger
mantown passenger railway.
Also, the remonstrance of ninety citizens of
Philadelphia against the passage of a law to
prevent the immigratioa of colored persons into
this State, as contrary ro the bill of rights and
obristian principles.
Mr. RIDGWAY, a remonstrance against the
construction of a passenger railway on Ninth
and Twelfth Biretta, Philadelphia.
Also, a remonstrance against the exclusion
of colored persons.
M. SERRILL, a petition from Chester coun
ty asking that fines for the non•performance of
military may be applied to county pur
Mr. M'SHERRY, a petition from two hun
dred and twelve citizens of Adams county of
similar import.
Mr. REILLY, a petition from Schuylkill
county for the passage of a law to prevent the
payment of wages in store orders.
Mr. NICHOLS (Railroads) reported the sup
plement to the Germantown passenger railway,
with an amendment striking out all relating to
the use of steam en said road.
Mr. lIIESTAND (Corporations) reported a
bill relating to the board of port wardens.
Mr. LOWRY, (Federal Relations,) joint reso
lutions in favor of the vigorous prosecution of
the war for the suppression of rebellion.
Mr. ROBINSON, from the committee of con
ference on adjournment, reported a resolution
providing that the Legislature will adjourn
the die on Wednesday, the 15th of April, which
was agreed to.
Mr. CONNELL, a :All providing for the pay
ment of the Reserve Brigade, first division of
Pennsylvania militia, for services in the riots
of Schuylkill county in May, 1862.
Mr. STARK, a bill providing for the ergo
tion of a new county out of parts of _Lonnie,
to be called Madison.
. .
Mr. ROBINSON, a supplement to the Cleve
land and Mahoning railroad company.
Mr. RIDGWAY, a bill to repeal the act of
May Ist, 1861, the effect of which bas been to
retard the extension of sewers. This bill is
introduced in accordance with the recommen
dation of the board of surveyors and regula
The SPEAKER announced Messrs. HIES
committee, in accordance with the resolution
of the Senate, to investigate whether the
Delaware and Hudson canal company have
violated their chartered privileges.
The bill from the House to prevent the
obetruction of streets and highways by loco
motive engines and cars, came up in order 3n
second reading, and was postponed for one
The amendments of the House to the bill
legalizing the payment of bounties to volun
teers, were read and referred to the Judiciary
Mr. CONNELL called up the bill to reduce
the par value of the stock of the Philadelphia
and Erie railroad company from one hundred
to fifty dollars, which passed finally.
The bill extending the time for the com
mencement and completion of the Philadelphia
and Montgomery County railroad passed finally.
Mr. WHITE called up Senate bill No. 535,
a supplement to the act of 1862 for the adju
dication and payment of military claims.
Mr. DONOVAN offered an amendment pro
viding that any person having authority from
the Governor or the Secretary of War, shall be
entitled to the benefits of this act without hav
ing received a commission ; which was agreed
Mr. M'CANDLESS offered an amendment
providing that when a company has been re
cruited, in whole or in part, the captain or other
officer shall be entitled to all the provisions of
this act, except monthly pay ; which was agreed
The Senate retuned to proceed to second
reading, and the hill was postponed and ordered
to be printed.
Mr. REILLY called up the bill to extend the
charter of the Farmers' Bank of Schuylkill
County for the period of five years. Passed
finally—yeas 20, nays 10.
Mr. LOY/ J AY called up the bill to compel the
Erie canal company to construct and keep in
repair the bridges, made necessary by the con
struction of their canal; which passed finally.
Adjourned until this afternoon.
The Senate met at 3 o'clock.
Mr. STARK called up the bill to incorporate
the Wilkesbarre and Philadelphia railroad
company, which passed finally.
Mr. RIDGWAY called irp House bill 388, a
supplement to the Fairmount passenger rail
way company, which was put on second read
ing and postponed.
Mr. CONNELL called up the bill in relation
to the plan of survey of certain streets in the
24th Ward of the city of Philadelphia. Passed
Mr. CONNELL also called up the bill to con
firm the title of Joseph W. Moore, of Phila
delphia, to a certain tract of land in Delaware
county. Passed finally.
The bill relating to the Callow:Num and Fo
gleaville railroad company passed finally.
The bill to lay out a State road in the county
of Delaware and city of Philadelphia passed
The supplement to the Germantown passen
ger railway company passed finally.
The bill to extend the charter of the Bank
of Danville for five years passed finally—yeas
19, nays 8.
The bill to authorize the Chisel:e poseeniger
railway company to extend their traok and to
sell certain real estate passed finally.
The bill to adjust and settle the assessed
valuation of the county of Clarion passed fi
nally. Adjourned.
THURSDAY, March 26, 1868.
The House was called to order at 10i, o'clock,
Mr. VINCENT offered a resolution rescind
ing a resolution adopted on the 19th of Jan
uary, ordering 5,000 copies of the Auditor
General's report on banks, the printer not
being able to furnish them. Read and adopted.
Some miscellaneous business of local import
was trnsacted.
Mr. YOUNG, for the grading and paving of
Woodward street, in the 24th ward, Philadel
Mr. M'MANUS, to incorporate the Holmes
burg and I3ustleton turnpike road.
Mr. VINCENT, a supplement to the Phila
delphia and Erie railroad company.
Senate bill No. 491, an act to incorporate
the Inland telegraph company, was taken up
and passed finally.
The report of the committee of conference
with reference to the adjournment of the Le
gislature was concurred in, and therefore this
Legislature will adjourn finally April 15.
An act to macadamize portions of Broad
street in the city of Philadelphia, was called,
read the third time and passed.
The House resumed the consideration of the
bill, entitled "An act for the regulation of the
militia of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."
Mr. LUDLOW made some remarks.
The previous question was called by Mr.
REX, (cutting off further debate,) the bill hav
ing been so amended as to require the city of
Philadelphia, instead ofithe State, to Day sixty
assessors of Philadelphia $2OO each for ma
king a militia enrollment in 1862. The pre
vious question was sustained, and the bill, as
amended, was passed.
The House resumed the regular order of
business by taking up No. MO on the private
calender. "An act repealing a supplement to
an act relating to roads and highways in West
Lampeter township, Lancaster co." This bill
was put at the foot of the calender.
An act to incorporate the Edgely cemetery
company of Philadelphia was passed.
An act in relation to redeemable ground
rents in the city of Philadelphia was passed.
1863. . 1863.
-11 great line traverses the Northern
and Northwest counties of Pennsylvania to the city of
Fazio, on Lake Erie.
It has been leased by the Pennsylvania Rail Road
Company, and under their auspices is being rapidly
opened tbrOughout its entire length.
It is now in use for Passenger and Freight business
from Harrisburg to Driftwood, (Second Fork,) (177
miles) on the Eastern Division, and front Sheffield to
Erie, (78 miles) on the Western Division.
Leave Northward.
Mall Train..... '2.00 a. m. I Express Treat.. 3.20 p. m.
Cars run through critheut change both ways on these
trains between Philadelphia and Lock Haven, and be.
tween Baltimore and Lock Haven.
llama Sitepitig . Cars on Espreaa Trains both ware
between Williamsport and Baltimore, and Williamsport
and Philadelphia.
For information respecting Passenger business apply
at the B. E. eor. a llth and Market strects.
And for Freight business or the Company's Agents.
8. IL Kingston, Jr , cot. 13th and Market streets,
J. W. Reynolds, Erie.
M. Drill, Agent N. O. R. R,, Baltimore.
Gen'l Freight Agt., Phi Pa.
Gen'l Ticket Agt.,
marfo.dy Genii Manager, Williamsport.
tress York Prices.
U. 8. 6e, due 1981, Coupon ]OSX It 6
Do.— due 1881. Registered Int. off. 104 M 10$
U. 8. 7 340 Treasury Notes meg 1071
tine year 6 per cent. eertificates 99x 1023:
C. S. Demand Notes, old Issue. 40 4lXpr
Market firm.
American, prior to
1863 $1 86 a
Do Quart's... 1 36 a
DO Dims and
Half Dimes. 1 30 a ....
Do Halves and
Qrt , s(new) 1 30 a 132
Dollars, Am. and
lkiexican..... 138 a
Do 6p.,perfeet 1 38 a....
I Do earning 138 a....
Do S. Amer... 1 88 a .
Do Norwegian ... a ..
live Francs 1 2 6
'Francs. 26
(adders. 31
Prussian Thalers...... 80
Germane:owns, 117 a
French....do... 114 a '
Dag, Silver p. £, 6 20 a 6 36
Spanish and Hex. BM.
silver, per az .. 1 62
Bans, U.D. assay, p. oz. 1 81
:ha 6 dwts.42% grains.
American 50ji a4lji pr
Do (dated prior
to 1934) 45 a pr
Elov.,Vieteria*. 6 79 a 6 80
130 T., old 616 a 6 67
Napoleon, 20fre. 6 60 a 5 55
10 francs....... 2 76 a 285,
Prue. Daub. Fr.
poubloone, 8p..23 00 a 24 001
Do. hiesicen...22 00 i. 94 00
Do. Costa Bioei.2o 00a 22 00
Bare 900 tine... prm
California, PO
and $2O pieces. 35 prm
California, $lO
and $6 piseec, 88 $ •
10 Guilder Pie
ces 5 70a 575
Ten Thalere 9 00
20 Mille Bele,
Brasil 11 25 a 11 85
*A heavy Sovereign weig
New England
New York City.. par
New York State
Jersey—large ...... x
renneylvania Currency. it
Delaware par
Maryland ....... al
Die, of Columbia X
Virginia 35 a 40
Boaton-- par a 1-10prm
New York... 1-10prm
Albany X a 3
Baltimore... X a X
WaahingVn 2 D.o 34 a M
Pittsburg %6X
Detroit, Mich.. X a X
Lexington, Hy.. 2a ..
Milwaukie,Wie. X a X'
Allentown Bank, Allentown Manta. & Mech. B'k.
Bank of Cat:maligns Farm_ & Mech. Bank.
Bank of Chester 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 Pbcenixville. Mann!. & Mech. B'k.
Bank of Northilmbefland, , ... .. Bank N. Liberties.
Doylestown Bank, Doylestown.. ...Philadelphia Bank.
.Easton Bank, Easton Bank of North Amer.
Farm. B'k of Bucks Co., Bristol—Farm. & Mech. Bank.
Farm. & Mech. Bank, Easton Girard Bask.
Farmers' Bank, Lancaster Mechanics' Bank.
Lancaster County Bank Western Bank.
Mauch Chunk Bank. Girard Bank.
Miners' Bank. Pottsville.. Bank of North Amer.
Northnmberl'd C10.84t, Shamokin, Corn Exchange B'k.
'Union Bank, Reading Bank of North Amer.
Allegheny 8ank......... X Jersey Shore Bank X
Anthraeitaß'k,Tamaqua x Kittanning Bank.. X
Bank of B Co.prem 50 Lewisburg Bank X
Bank of Chambersburg. X Lebanon B'k, Lebanon.. X
Bank of Chester Valley, Lebanon Val. B'k, Leb.. ti
Coatesville .. —.. .... X Lock. Haven Bank X
Bank of Crawford Coun- Mach's B'k, Pittsburg.. X
ty, Meadville . Mechanicsburg B'k, Me- •
Bank of Fayetteoo.prem.so chanicsburg.. .... .... X
Bank of Gettysburg .... x Merchants' & Manufact.
Bank of Lawrence C0...1. Bank, Pittsburg X
Bank of Middletown.... 3( Mifflin County B'k, Lew-
Bank of New Castle....l idtown X
Bank of Pittsbn , g,prem. 50 Milton Bank, Milton.— X
Bank of Pottstown 3( Monongahela Ban k,
Citizens B'k, Pittsburg, X Brownsville X
Clearfield County Bank.. X Meant Joy 8ank.......... X
Columbia B'k, Columbia X Octoraro Bank, Oxford.. X
Downingtown Bane X PetroltumWk,Titudville X
Exchange B'k, Pittab'g. X Pittston Bank, Pittston, X
Farmers' B'k, Pottsville' x Stroudsburg Bank X
Farmers' B'k, Beading.. X Tioga County 8ank..... X
Farmers' & Drovers' Wk, Venango B'k, Franklin, X
Waynesburg. x West Branch Bank, Wil-
Franklin Wk,Washing.. x liemsport X
Ilarriaburg Bank X Wyoming Wk,Wilkesb'e X
Honesdale Bank li York Bank, York ,V
Iron City B ' k Yittebufk. X York County B ' k. Ar
Ntw Watedisentents.
WANTED-80MNTHING NEW ! Employment!
Employment! Male and Female Agents wanted
in every town and city in the United States. $2O to ;40
per month can be made, and no humbug. Business easy
and respectable. It requires a very small capital, and
will not interfere with other employment. This is ne
book agency or humbug of any kind. No person will
regret haying sent for this information, let his employ
ment be what it may. Full particalars given to all who
inclose TIM czars, and address 11,tayst Baown &
Amoskeag, N. H. mr26-detm4tn
The subeeriber has removed hli Coal Mice from 4th
and Market to hfe Coal Yard on Canal, between Sd and
4th, where he will be happy to receive his old custom
ers and their orders forotml. He will keep an assort
ment of all kinds and sizes on hand, both hard and soft.
Any orders left at his old office, on slate, or dropped in
Post Office, will receive prompt attention. Pull weight
guaranteed, and prices as low as any one else. Thank
ful for the liberal patronage heretofore extended to him,
he would still ask for a continuance of the same.
Harrisburg, March 213, 1863-ht*
11/among, Mareh 19, 1863.
The safe of the Adams Express Company was robbed
on Wednesday night between Baltimore and Bards
burg. It contained various sums of money in currency.
and gold, a large number of United States certificatee
of indebtedness, United States five-twenty bonds, and
cheeks of the United :tides Treasurer on the Ass'Stout
TreasurPr of New York, payable to the order of the
Adams Express Company. A reward of Five Thousand
Dollars is offered by the Company. The public are re
ferred to the list of the numberiof the Fonds and cer
tificates published by the Company, and are cautioned
not to negotiate any of them :
Poor United States Certificates of Indebtedness, $5.-
000 each, numbers 21,449, 21,450, 21.081, 21.463.
48 United States. Certifiestee, of $l,OOO each
Nos. 59,342, 59,343, 59,844.
Nos. 59.212, t 9,213.
No. 59,199.
Nos. 59.203, 59,204 59,2 1 '6, 59,208.
Nos. 59,200, 59,201, 69,202.
Nos. 59.148, 69 149.
Non. 59,148, 59,147. •
Nos. 59 131, 69,130, 59,129.
Nos. 69,247, 59,248.
Nos. 59,190, 69.191, 59.192, 59,193.
Nos. 59.332, 59,333, 59,334, 59 335.
Nos. 59,336, 59 318, 69.319.
Nos. 59,320, 59 321, 59,322, 59,323, 59,224.
Nos. 59 317, 59.325.
Nos. t 0 302, 59.303, 59 304, 50,305.
Nos. 68,979, 59,068, 59,0 9, 59,070. '
Ten 5-20 United States Bonds, Nos 18,179 to 18,18 F
The following checks of P. N. Spinner, Treasurer ti`'
U. S., on Assistant Treasurer, New York, tayable to
the order of the Adams Express Company ;
(heck No. 856, for $lOBO. for Re. G. M.Eslix, Cincinnati.
cc 859 cc 2018 13 " J. B& T. Gibson, "
cc 855 " 1080 cc Conrad & Wagner, t.
" 806 ct 4co " Wilson & Hayden,
cc 865 " 1220 " A. Beblen,
" 864 " 5015 15 " J. Sh & Co.. -
it 987 " 404. " Geo Jeep, "
cc Bs3 " 483 37 "J W Wagner &Co it
853 cc .2845 cc B. Morton, St. Louie.
c; 161 " 1507 40 " R. F. Barry,
The public are cautioned not to negotiate any of the
above beads or Cell ifleatee.
HENRY SANFORD, Soperinteadont
Adams' Expreis Company.
PIANOS carefully packed or removed
inr 9 3-2v 12 North Third o'reot.
LOOKING GLASSES, of all sorts and
sizes, at WAND'S,
mar23-2w 12 North Thi.d street.
D I ASNETS of all doaerlptiona, qailitioa and price
for sale by WM. DOCK, Ja., Jr. CO•
14INCE PIES ! —Raisins, Currants,
JAL Citron spleen, Lemons, Cider, Wine, Brandy sod
awn, for sale by WM. DOCK. jr., Co.
Circular/4*e., Carefully and prompt/T . distributed.
!Er Betddenee. South above Second street.
POR SALE—A • Rouse and Lot on
Sixth street, near State. 'Enquire at the Ezebeefe l
(Mee of S. L. 11 , 0131bLOCIT,
26 Market street,
Where the highest price ip alwaye paid for GOLD and
MICA& febli•dif
BY QUOTAT/0/ 4 18,
Wheeling 2,*
,Ohio par
Indiana.... par
Indiana—Free 1%
Kentucky . par
Tennessee 10
MlPour' ...... ~.. 2 to 20
Illinois ...... .... 2 to 60
Wisconsin 2 to 60
Michigan.. 14
lowa ' . ... 1%
Canada prnt 60
Eit.Lottis X a X
Louisville ..... a ..
Cincinnati X a X
Cleveland.— Xa X
Chicago a par
Dubuque, lowa, s..
Davenport, do.. 1a ..
St..Psul, Min.. 1s ..
Montreal, Can.. a..