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• NOVEMBER, 21,1862:
Democratic County Convention.
By direction of the County Committee, the
Democratic County Convention of Dauphin
county will meet at Harrisburg on Tuesday,
the 21st day of April, at 10 o'clock, a. in.
Meetings for the selection of delegates to said
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GEO. F. WEAVER,
Secretary pro gem
Harrisburg. Mareb 25. 1883.
We have received from Mr German, 27 South
Second street, below Market Stowe, new
volume, entitled : "Political Eallacies : an
Examination of the False Assumptions, and
Refutation of the Sophistical Reasonings,
which have brought on the Civil War. By
George Dunkin, D. D, L.L. D." Accompanying
the volume is a prepared favorable criticism.—
A hasty glance at the opening pages of the
book, satisfies us that we are not prepared to
indorse the criticism at present. We shall read
it carefully and then speak of it as, in our
judgment, it merits.
This State has, as usual, gone for the Aboli
tionists, but by a much smaller majority than
last year's. Buckingham is elected Goiernor
over Seymour by probably 3,000 majority.—
Last year it was 3,143, The Abolitionists elect
three members of Congress—Henry C. Deming
in the First district, Augustus Bandagee in
the Third, and John H. Hubbard in the
Fourth. The Democrats elect one member,
James E. English in the Second district; The
Democracy of Connecticut have made a good
fight, under all the circumstances, against the
whole power of the administration concentra
ted against them, a glorious fight. They did
all they could, and more we did not expect.
The Abolition doctors of the North charge
upon the Democracy—Copperheads is the term
used now—complicity with the rebels of the
South, and impute every disaster of the war,
every failure of a corrupt and imbecile admin
istration, in the cabinet and in the field, to
Copperhead sympathy with and aid to the
Confederate cause. They do this because it is
the most convenient avenue of escape from
consuming censure which would otherwise in
evitably fall upon and crush themselves. They
have solemnly resolved to carry themselves
safely through Uncle Abraham's term, and
pave the way for a continuance in power by a
system of unbroken mendacity, and nothing
which we can say will divert them from their
Purpose. But we can at least contrast them
with their secession brethren over the line, by
bringing their opinions in juxtaposition—
showing an entire want of accord and concord.
For instance, the Abolition doctors charge that
the secessionists look to the Democracy for
sympathy and aid, and the Democracy—true
to their alleged pro-slairsry instincts and pre
possession in favor of the South—are diffuse
in the bestowal of both. This is the text upon
which Abolition preachers and editors and
orators dwell. In the pulpit, the sanctum and
the forum, on the stump and the rostrum, it is
ever the same—no change—always the un.
changed, unmodified cry of Demooratic sym
pathy with secession.
Ent the southern diennionists—tho
sion Doctors of the Confederate States, who
believe, with their Abolition co-workers against
the restoration of the Union, that the Consti
tution is a " covenant with death and a league
with hell," take a different view of the matter.
They disagree with the Abolition Doctors, and
fail to perceive in the Demoeratio party that
chronic sympathy with their cause and for
tunes which the administration and its venal
supporters are continually harping upon.
They are, in fact, upon the other extreme, and
hold the Democracy of the North to be their
worst, most dangerous enemy. As something
tq compare with the ebullitions of the north
ern radical disunionists, in strong contrast, we
Submit the following extract from the Rich
mond Enquirer (Jeff. Davis's organ) of the sth
sa To be plain, we fear and distrust far more
Mese apparently friendly advanced qt" the Demo
crats than the open atrocity of philanthropists of
Massachusetts. That Democratic party always
was our worst enemy, awl but for its poison
ous embrace these States would have been free
and clear of the unnwttral Union twynty years
ago. It is not the &wails an Stunners, the
Black R publicans and Abolitionists. who have
hart us. Ttp 7 were right all along; there
was en irrepressible c-netct."
**a* * * a •
s 4 The idea of that odious [Demodratio] party
gaining to life again, and holding nut ire (Irina to nil
maker ua 'chiller. ha foul breath is ma/aria—ea
Concha death "
. ure, may have published this extract
before, but it is well rtouti to keep fresh tit
the public mind the opinions of the Democratic
party entertained by the disunionists North
and South—the Abolitionists and the seces
Report of the ComoWee on the Conduct
of the War.
We commence the publication to-day of this
report. We shall conclude it to-morrow. The
voluminoue publication of the Tribune, which
is to furnish impressions for a political cam
paign pamphlet, we have been obliged to
forego, condensing as much as possible while
preserving the thread of the narrative. In
the manufacture of this report much time and
labor has been expended. The announcement
of its advent has been heralded in the columns
of Abolition newspapers, and we had been led
to expect amid its startling disclosures the
ripest evidence of complicity with traitors at
' the South, undeniable proof of the utter jams
pacify of General M'Clellan, against whom we
know - the whole inquisition to be leveled, a
complete exposure of the causes of our failures
and defeats—in fine, a new light, which was
to penetrate the remotest recesses of official
conduct and mismanagement, and show clearly
all those interesting mysteries which had puz
zled the confiding innocence of the people and
excited the wander and amazement of the
world. ilfoits labor at, et naecitur ridiculus mue;
the mountain has heaved and toiled; and
brought forth nothing! Awful Benjamin
Wade, terrible Zechariah Chandler, mysterious
John Covode, have laid their heads together--
something must come of it, we thought—alas
for M'Clellan ! But the storm has blown over,
and there is no change in the serenity of his
fame, only it is clearer and brighter than ever.
This Wade report, which has been gotten up
purely for political purposes, and has been
conducted purely. in partisan spirit, aiming
simply at the destruction of M'Clellan's repu
tation, with a view to diminish his chances for
the Presidency in 1864, is characterized, ne
cessarily, throughout by suppresion of facts
and unfairness of statement. It enlarges
upon the minutest occasions for censure, and
it withholds every occasion of praise. It is
partial, malignant and sinister in motive. It
charges M'Clellan, for example, at the outset,
with having prevented the removal of the
blockade of the Potomac in June,lB6l, which
would have involved the necessity of risking
a general engagement with the rebels at Mat
thias Point; when it is well known thateat that
time such a venture was expressly advised
against by Gen. Barnard, of the Engineers.
Gen. Barnard's evidence is not brought for
ward by the committee.. It is alleged that
Gen. M'Clellan, before starting upon the Pe
ninsular campaign, agreed to leave 55,000 men
at Washington for its defense. In the testi
mony before the M'Dowell court martial it was
explicitly proven that 55,466 were so left;
and that, subsequently, after Banks' defeat in
the Shenandoah valley, When MT° well's force
was recalled to Washington for its defense,
that that General urgently protested against
it. The panic-stricken cowardice of the Presi
dent and his advisers alone caused the fruitless
pursuit of Jackson which followed. In the
face of this testimony, without taking any no
tice or it whatever, the committee charge
M'Clellan with having violated his agreement
with the Pre,pident, and left only 18,000 men
at Washington, It is further charged against
Gen: M'Clellan that he sat down in front of
Yorktown with 100,000 men to besiege Magru
der with 20,000, and allowed him, at length,
by this strategy, to escape. In the impartial,
minute and explicit history of the Prince de
hinville, of the Peninsular campaign, some
time since made public, it appears that the de
sign of M'Clellan, when- reaching Yorktown,
was to have avaided a siege, and to have turned
at once the position of the enemy. Any other
plan was rendered impossible by the protection
the gunboats of the enemy afforded him on
the York river and the fortified and impassable
nature of the ground in front of his entrench-
Meats. The failure of this plan involved the
necessity of siege; but the whole bad been
previously entrusted to the cooperation of
hi'Doweire orgy, which was to have arrived
by transports' at Yorktown, at the time the
main army, moving from Fortress Monroe,
should have appeared before it. The diversion
of M'Dowell's corps, by the orders of the Pre
sident, at the very critical moment when the
attack was to have been made, alone prevented
the success of the projected coup de main.
Another charge against M'Clellan is that
after the battles of the Seven Pines, Williams
burg and Malvern Hill, he might have entered
Richmond ; here again the result turned upon
the forced inactivity of M'Dowell, who was
then lying before Fredericksburg. The testi
mony of another impartial historian of this
campaign, a Prussian officer in the rebel
service, published in the Cologne Gazette, ex
pressly touches these points, and shows eon
elusively that the inadequacy of M'Clellan's
forces, due to M'Dowell's absence and the
shattered and thinned condition of the troops,
necessitated not only failure in the demonstra
tions upon Richmond, but the final retreat.
The disasters which betel our arms at this pe
riod of the war were caused by the famous
flank movement of Stonewall Jackson, which
M'Dowell, from his position at Fredericksburg,
had he been permitted, might haie prevented.
It is said all possible reinforcements were sent
to M'Clellan while engaged in this campaign.
It is well known none were given him when he
asked, and that the recruiting, which was pro
ceeding vigorously up to the opening of the
campaign, had been officially stopped by the
Secretary of War; that there were thousands
of troops inactive in the West, and at the va
rious rendezvous in the North, which might
have been easily spared him; and that, in
withholding such reinforcements as he deman
ded, the evacuation of Harrison's Landing
became necessary, upon which change of base
followed the murderous campaign of Pope,
conducted under the auspices of the President
and his C.binet.
It is alleged WClellsn did not heartily co-ope
rate insending his troops to Pope; to this a nom
plete t efuta•iou will be found in the preliminary
report published 3 esterday—it is sufficient to
d.sm.ss the charge here with pronouncing it a
fl,to.auguant lie, and point for proof to the nn
impea• lied testimony of the gallant and mu. h
abused soldier who is foully villified by the
antrge. eowartiise is even imputed to 11.1'Clel
lan iu this report; there is um a soldier in the
ti my nor a msn among the people who believes
there is coward s hair ea hrejoi.,n' s he'd.
The feequ,4nt testimony of eye witnessre to his.
bravery, th.• repeated evidences drawn from
officers in the field, his past career in Mexico
and Western Virginia, will add that imputa
tion to the list of the wanton and unblushing
falsehoods so.rife in these days among the in
&moue officials at the head and in the govern
ment et this afflicted country. Delays are
another source of complaint. It is Said he took
eleven days to remove his army from Harrison's
Landing ; it has been shown that between the
time of debarkation and the removal of his
immense train of artillery and the receipt of
his orders, was but four or five_ The tqilendia
victories of Antietam and South Mountain, by
which M'Clellan saved the Capital a third time
since the war began, are disparaged, and the
result pronounced inadequate. It is unneces
sary, nor have we the patience, to vindicate the
credit and glory of those events, which are al
ready historic in the annals of the war.
We repeat, the whole of the senseless and
stupendous rigmarole embodied in this report,
cannot injure M'Clellan's fame. This base
attempt to rob. the hero of his laurels will
brand hie vile llindueera with a deeper infamy,
and show, in bolder outline, the purity, saga
city and fortitude of the brave 'Man they are
aiming to destroy. History hereafter will
brighten the lustre of his name, and its silence
will consign to the impatient oblivion which
awaits them the angry horde who are now
hounding on his track. It will relate in con
trast the victories and achievements of the
grand army which followed, through disease
and death, their loved and generous com
mander, and the bootless slaughter and aim
less delays, the bloody and impetuous disas
ters, which are the chief and only glory of his
By telegraph yesterday afternoon we received
the following :
IfRADQIURTSREi O 8 Ms Aim;
MURFREESBORO, April 8, HS&
To Maf. Gen. bralleek, General-in-Chief
General Stanley has returnedfrolmhis scout,
bringing in some forty or fifty prisoners and
three hundred serviceable horses and mules.—
He drove Morgan's cavalry from the Peninsula,
whipped them from their stronghold, Snow
Hill, north of Smithville, and but for their
precipitate retreat, and the difficult nature of
the country, would have had a force in their
rear and captured their artillery and animals.
The enemy left quite a number of dead, and
fled towards McMinnville, losing many horses,
saddles and guns. (Signed.)
W. S. RoesonAtte, Maj. Gen.
A Washington dispatch, April 7, says; Rit
tenhouse, Fant & Co., of this city, with
associates, have orgauiaed %Book under the
recent National Currency Act, to be called the
National Bank of Commerce, to be located in
Georgetown, and go into operation as soon as
Government can furnish the circulating notep.
The question as to what shall be done with
the convicted Minnesota Indians remains un
decided, the President having it still under
A dispatch from New York, April 7, says the
U. S. bark Restless, which left Boston on the
28th ultimo for Port Royal, put in here to-day
in distress, having suffered from continuous
gales, and having been obliged to throw over
board her battery to save the vessel. The prize
schooner Sue, captured on the 20th ultimo, off
Wilmington, with cargo of salt and dry goods,
arrived this morning.
From Boston, April 7 c The vote in the State
yesterday upon repealing the two years amend
ment law relating to the naturalization of for
eigners, Was very light. The repeal was carried
by a considerable majority.
From Cleveland, Ohio, April 7 : The Union
ists (Abolitionists, we presume,) carried the
city yesterday by a handsome majority.
From Detroit, April i : Partial returns indi
cate the success of the Republican State ticket
by an increased majority over that received at
the election last fall.
Letters in the N. Y. Herald announce the oc
cupation, on the 28th ultimo, of Cole's Island,
at the confluence of Stono and Folly rivers,
south of Charleston. On the 29th a scouting
party, under Capt L. S. Payne, of the 100th
regiment., proceeded in the direction of Charles
ton. The party went on with great caution
and got an excellent, view of some rebel corps
and forte, and returned at night.. The Union
gunboat Isaac Smith, recently captured by the
rebels in Stono rirer, was taken by them
through Waupau creek to Charleston, where
she has been iron clad. .She is nearly ready
for service, and is about being sent back to
Steno river to try to capture the wooden
blockaders. The water in Waupau creek is at
present too shallow for the Smith to pass, but
the rebels are now dredging the shallow parts.
The rebels have-been very busy lately in erec
ting new, and improving old, fortifications in
Stono Inlet. From Legareville to Waupau
creek there are no less than ten earth bat
In reference to the Charleston rumor a Wash
ington dispatch of April G, in the N. Y. World
There is an absence of all news, except from
rebel souroes, of the rumored attack on
Chareston. The Navy Department seem to
know nothing about it, and it does not receive
as much credence to-night as it did earlier
during the day.
Richmond papers have been received here of
Saturday's date. The account of the landing
on St John's Island by our forces it appears
is copied in a dispatch from the Charleston
Courier of April 2. But telegrams dated the
same day and published in the Richmond Ex
aminer of Saturday, the official org.,h of the
rebel government, seem to contradict what
were mentioned as rumors. The following is
the Examiner's telegram:
"CHARLESTON, April 2.
"No signs thus far of the expected attack.
"There has been no land ng in force on any
of the islands below as reported. The skirmish
of Seabrook's Id ,nd was between a few Jude
p en d en t, scouts and a scouting party from •
A rebel dispatch dated Chattanooga, April
2, says : The gunboats on the T. nn, se have
been driven back by our sharp.hoote.s. Th e
iron clods attempted to land at Tuseumhia this
morning at daylight, and were attacked by our
cavalry outposts. A heavy cannonading en
sued, but without effect Unsucce-sful efforts
were made to land a party, anti the iron-clads
hacked down. the river. There has been no
bailp.in front. Heavy akinnishing has been
going on at McMinnville.
The Richmond DiApatch of April 3, says:
the Conf derate Stare steamur Natchez. Named
at Castleman's, on the Yazoo river, bad 1,300
biles of cotton on board. She was one of the
best steamers in the Coufederacy. - Toe loss is
It appears by the following Washington
it e m that the fr.udA and ihieiri,,g i n l b- Clan
Prantisou enstutn heage and taut wire so rX
tensive that the dm in is tratien, blind as it has
been heretofore to such transactions, could not
blink them. The .N. Y. Worlds Washington
The frauds were so flagrant in San Fran
cisco custom house and mint—even putting
those of the New York custom house to the
blush—that Secretary Chase has no alternative
bnt to remove the entire crowd, so he finally
appointed today for collector of the port Ex-
Congressman Low, of California, and J. Swain,
of same State, superintendent of the mint. A
new set of appraisers, deputy collectors, Sze ,
were also appointed.
Memorial of the Coomml6sioners of Somer-
set Comity to the Legislature.
The Commissioners of Somerset county re
spectfully beg leave to submit the following
reasons in favor of the passage of a law ap
propriating the money to be paid by those who
were exempted froin the late draft, on The
ground of conscientious scruples, into the
treasuries of the counties respectively wherein
the persons so exempted reside :
let. The counties got no credit for the per
sons so exempted, but were compelled to fur
nish their full quota with the other counties
of the State, thereby compelling them, should
the State receive the money, to furnish men
and money both.
2d. The counties paying this money are
fairly entitled to it for their common benefit,
to reimburse them for what they have paid out
in bounties and relief granted to the families
SI The State pays nothing, as a State, to
wards the expenses of the war. When she
does advance money for such purposes, it is
returned to her by the government of the Uni
ted States, or will be, without the loss of a
dollar; but what the counties pay will never
4th. Should the money arising from this
source be paid into the State treasury, it would
be virtually taxing the counties whose citizens
were thus exempted for the benefit of those
counties whose population made no such claim.
Taxation, to be just, must be equal, Somereet
county is too poor to pay the taxes of her
As an additional reason for the granting of
our request we will state that Somerset county
has ninety-seven soldiers in the regiments of
other States, for which she received no credit
in the draft. She has also given of her sons
to the regular army, one hundred and thirty
soldiers, which were not reckoned in the draft,
thus drawing heavily upon the labor of onr
county, which is purely an agriculturel one.
To compel our people to pay, in addition,
over thirty thousand dollars, would bear griev
ously on her material interests and affect her
prosperity for years to come. It will be as
onerous and oppressive as if you would quad
ruple our State taxes.
Somerset county hos been represented by
her eons on every battle-field from the Poto
mac to the Rio Grande, and is yet willing to
make any sacrifice for the restoration of our
once blessed and glorious Union ; but she asks
respectfully, and has a right to ask, simple
justice at the hands of this Legislature. Ear
nestly boring that our prayer will be granted
by your honorable bodies, we remain,
Commissioners of Somerset County.
The above memorial from the commie:sloll4re
of Somerset county, will apply as well to other
counties of the Commonwealth, and, as it seems
to us, they ask nothing but what is just and
proper. The war has been a heavy burthen
upon many counties in this State, in paying
bounties 'for volunteers, and supporting their
families during their absence, adding largely to
the onerous burthens of taxation upon the peo
ple. A law such as is asked by the commis
sioners of Somerset should be made general
and passed without delay.
TUESDAY, April 7, 1362.
The Senate was called to order at 101 o'clock by
Mr. CONNELL pressented the petition of 90
citizens of Lancaster and Juniata counties for the
passage of an act to limit the rates of freight on the
Mr GLATZ, the petition of citizens of York
counts, for the passage of a law to prevent the immi
gration of nesroes and mulattoes.
Mr. SE RRILL, a remonstrance against the pas
sage of such law.
Mr. RIDGWAY introduced a supplement to the
act incorporating the Ridge Avenue and Manny
un k passenger railway company.
Mr CONNELL introduced a bill to consolidate
the laws applicable to the guardians of the poor of
Mr. KINSEY offered 4 rosolatioo, whiob was
adopted, providing that hereafter the Senate will
meet at 10 o'clook in the morning and hold after
noon and evenima. sessions.
Mr. BOUGHTER offered a resolution granting
the use of the Senate chamber to the Second Lu
theran congregation of Harrisburg for public wor
ship until the first of August, which was adopted.
On motion of Mr. W fIITE, the Senate resumed
the consideration of the supplement to the act
providing for the adjudication and payment of cer
tain military chime.
Mr LAMBETON stated that he had an inter
view with the Est-eutive on this subject, and that
it was estimated that it would require $936 000 to
pay these claims, and the levying of a special tax.
As the Senate bad adopted a resolution calling
upon the Adjutant General for information, he
moved that the sutject be postponed for the pre
Mr. WHITE said that this calculation included
claims for damage to real estate sad other matters
not included in this bill. He did not think that
the class of claims in the bill would require one
third of the amount stated, and did not see how
the State could avoid paying them.
The motion to postpone was agreed to.
The Senate insisted on its amendment@ to the
bill legalizing the payment of bounties to volun
teers and appointed a committee of conference.
The rupplement to the act incorporating the
Lombard and South Streets passenger railway
company ovate op in order on third reading
Mr. RIDGWAY offered a proviso that said com
pany be authorized to construct their railway on
said atranta wiihuut the consent of councils. Agi.e.ed
to—yeas 17. nays 15.
The bill then passed finally.
The supplement to the Little Schuylkill naviga
tion and coal company mime up In order and pas
The bill to prevent the payment of workmen
and laborers in orders oo stores, came up in order
on third reading, waft discussed and passed finally—
yeas It. nays O.
Mr JOHNSON called up the House bill to regu
late railroad guages, providing that all railroads
connecting with the Philadelphia and Erie railroad
not heretofore oonittruotcd, shall conform to the
g g.i g e of said railroad, which pass. d finally.
Mr. CONNELL. called up the resolution author
izing the Governor to purchase ground in the
vieioily f Harrisburg for the erection of a maga
zine. which passed to third r-ading
Mr STEIN, on leave given, introduced a bill
relative to the Treasurer of the city of Philade,.
phi*, exiending time of present. Ificer for one pa'
anti ! h aving the term hereafter three years.
Mr KIN"EY called up rbe bill relative to the
term ..f school diretrors, wticb, after discussion,
wa• vivo-flea for •he present
M. WHITE call•d up the bill to authorial the
Governor io tur , oki tour,•iquets for 'be use of sol
diers from tbis &ate, which passed finally.
A j urned.
AF C ERNOON SNIEISION
The Se.aits we at 3 rectos':
The :-PNAK Ltt, preeeotod a aomamaigation from
Lb. A j, eta titther..l in reply to a re.solution , of
ttfr Bdoa•e g upon bite fur an estimate of the
of Eis:stAl rvgillred to pay offluora of 'ohm
teers now in the service of the United States fr , m
the date of their commissions to the da , e whin
they were mustered into the service of the United
States. The Adjutant General submits the follow
To pay balance of claims of officers of the
Reserve Corps regiments - - $50,000
Field and company officers of the three
monthe regiments - - - - 15,000
Balance of regiments authorised by Gov-
ernor - - - - 100.000
Sixiy regiments authorized War Depart-
ment _ _ _ _ - - 4:0,000
Forty-two regiments organized since the
paasge of the act of 16th April, 1862 178,500
barrage to real estate, awarded and esti
Payment of privates in the Reserve Corps
as provided in the act of April 16, 1862,
and also in the bill now pending in the
Mr. GRAHAM called up the bill in relation to
the feeding of stock while awaiting transportation
on railroads. Passed finally.
Mr. KINSEY called up the bill to incorporate
the Castle Valley turnpike road company of Bucks
county, which passed finally.
Mr. BOUND called up the bill to change the
location of the Bank of Northumberland from
Northumberland to Sunbury. Passed finally.
Mr. hI'SHERRY called up the bill to incorpor
ate the Adams County railroad company with
power to construot a railroad from York Springs
to Bridgepoit, Cumberland county. Passed finally.
Mr. NICHOLS called up the bill to icorporate
the Kolmesburg and Bustleton turnpike company.
Mr. CLYMER called up the bill to incorporate
the Reading- and Columbia telegraph company,
which passed finally.
Mr RIDGWAY called up the bill to amend the
act incorporating the Sonora improvement com
pany. Passed -finally,
Mr SMITH called up the bill to incorporate the
Chestnut Hill and White Marsh turnpike company
in Montgomery county. Passed finally.
The bill to confirm a contract between Edwin M.
Lewis, of Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania coal
company was passed
Mr. CONNELL, on leave given, introduced a
bill in rotation to escheats
Mr. STEIN called up the bill providing for the
levying and collecting of a special tax in certain
townships of Northampton county for the relief of
subscribers to the volunteer bounty fund, which
passed finally. Adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
TUESDAY, April 1, 1863,
The House was called to order at 91- a. m. by
An act to change the location of the. Northum
berland Bank to Sunbury, was read in place by
Mr. BROWN ? of Northumberland ? 'considered and
Au act to divorce Elizabeth Watkins from Geo.
Watkins was considered. The wife plead desertion
and adultery. The House refused to pass the bill.
A number of bills upon the private calendar
nearly two hundred—were read, and their final
consideration postponed until afternoon.
LOMBARD AND SOUTH STREET RAILWAY
The Clerk of the Senate presented a pupplement
to the Lombard and South Street railway, as amen
ded. (The Senate amendment takes all control of
the road from the hands of City Council.) The
bill was considered, and postponed for the present.
Numerous bills were reported from committees,
among them about fifteen extending the charter of
country banks for five years.
A supplement to the charter of the city of Har
risburg, relative to the width of certain streets,
Adjourned until .2 t i t p. m.
The House proceeded to the final consideration
of bills upon the private calander and over one
hundred were passed.
The account of the Postmaster of Harrisburg,
for postage during March, amounting to $2,521.60,
Mr. REX moved to appoint a committee of five
to investigate this account. Not agreed to.
Mr. THOMSON moved to re-commit to the Com
mittee on Accounts, and to authorize theth to send
for persons and papers.
Mr. REX being called on to furnish evidence of
malpractices, asserted that he had been handed
the names of persons who were willing to testify
to such malpractices in the Harrisburg Postoffice.
At this point, a letter was received from the
Postmaster, Ocorge Bergner, in which he requested
the members of the Legislature to comply with the
Postoffice Law, and prepay their documents by
stamps. The etter reflected severely on the char
acter of those of the members who voted to inves
tigate the accounts of the Postmaster.
The SPEAKER declared that no such letter, in
such insulting terms, could go upon the records of
Finally a special committee of five was appoint
ed with power to seed for persona and more l and
investigate the accounts.
Mr. REX stated that one month since he bad
made some remarks upon this same subject,
which the Postmaster (who is also publisher
of the Legislative Record) had never yet published
in that Record, as he was required to do by law.
Mr REX therefore moved that the Committee
on Printing be instructed to demand from George
Bergner the fulfillment of his contract
The motion was agreed to, and the Printing
Committee was so instructed.
The SPEAKER announced that the Postmaster
had sent back the mails from the House, and re
fused to acknowledge the frank of the members.—
The committee to investigate the accounts of the
Postmaster was chosen, to consist of Rowland, La
porte, Boyer, Brown, (Mercer,) and Glenn.
Several bills of no public importance were dis
posed of, and the House Adjourned.
A few days ago twenty women in Atlanta,
Georgia, maddened with the sight of their star
ving children at home, collected in a body, and
broke into and plundered several groceries of
meat and flour, in broad daylight.
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
BREAD RIOT IN RICHMOND
BALTIMORE, April 7.
Col. Stewart, of the 2d Indiana regiment,
one of 14 United States officers just released
by the rebels, who has arrived her", says that
on Thursday last he saw from the prison win
dow in Richmond a bread riot, composed of
about 3,000 women, who had clubs, guns and
stones. They broke open government and
private stores, and took bread, clothing and
whatever else they wanted. The militia were
ordered to check the riot but failed to do so,
until Jeff. Davis and other high officials made
speeches, and told the people they should have
what they needed. All the other officers con
firm this statement.
PHILADELPHIA, April 7.
Flour dull ; sales of 1.700 barrels at $7 for
extra, $8 for fancy, and $7 5007 75 for Ohio
extra family. Rye flour is quiet at $4 75.
Corn meal inactive.and without sales. Wheat
inactive; s'tles of red at $1 6501 68 and
white at $1 . 75®1 85. 400 bush. Pennsylva
nia rye sold at $1 10. Corn in fair demtdad ;
sales of 4,000 bush. at 80e. for yellow, and 920.
for white. Oats in demand at 80@82e. weight
and 600. measure. Whisky dull; small sales
of Pennsylvania and Ohio barrels at 46,1®480.,
tilde. at 460. and drudge at 45®46c
Flour heavy ; 7.500 b"ls. sold at $6 30®
6 60 for State; $6 75@,7 45 for Ohio, and $7 20
@7 50 for extra family. Wheat dull ; sales
unimportant at $1 40@1 62 for Chicago arming.
Corn heavy; sales of 22,000 bus at 89®91u.
B• at dull. Pork heavy. Lard quiet aL 10®
1010 Whiskey dull.
S ocks aro lower. Chicago and Rock Island,
9011: Illinois Central railroad, 90; do
12o; Michigan Southern. 102; N Y.
14f: Reading, 89k; Gold, Mk; One Year Cer
Bamisora. April 7.
Flour heavy ; Ohio extra, $7 50®7 62i;
W -eat duiet at previous pries•; C r' dull a 95
0960. for white. Whir.key dull at 48@48i
Oats active and unchanged.
1 703 500
- - 943,500
NEW Yottx, April 7
E VERYBODY IN RAL WU,
Who npholde the Union and the Genet:Ration wad a 3
to bear good Union Comicelltifa, at '
• GAIETY MUSIC HALL, THURSDAY,
StiMEY, the Great z Comedian, Ben
THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 9th,
AT THE GAIETY MUSIC HALL.
ATT GEBLER will appear
Sho rey's Benefit.
ILLY MATTHEWS will appear at
THURSDAY NIGHT, APRIL 9th, at GAIETY
A HOST OF VOLUNTEERS WILL
ig[TANTFD-A good C , ok a' the Weld
v lan House, on the railroad, near the ReHinz
Mill To a person properly qualified, liberal * &RN. will
GIRARD FIRE AND MA R .NE
Iter NO MARINE RISKS TAKEN.
This Company has successfully conducted business for
a long term of years, and p..id its loose. prompt.y. Its
means of plying are ample, and the indemnity promised
by our policy sure.
THOMAS CRAVEN. President,
A. S. GILLET, Vice President
H. K. PARSONS, 110 Market street, Ag.nt.
1 . 0 -T—The Soldier's discharge of' l'ars
.1.4 Wolf. The finder will please leave th^ came with
Dr. 80017LTZ, at the Cotton Factory Hospital.
C HILD NURSE WANTED.—A Good
Child Nurse is wanted, but none need apply unless
they can give gecd reference. Apply to
DWELLING HOUSE FM % SALI4%_.
1../ The subscriber offers for sale his three-story brick
DWFLialva ROUEN, on second street, below Cherry
ALSO—A part of his WHARF, on canal, above Fors
ter's a enue
MORTON'S TJNRIVA LLND GOLD
11,,1 PEN -FIRST QUALITY WARRANTED.
NONE BETTER IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
A GREAT LUXURY!
PIIRSONS in want of a superior and really good GOLD
ru will find with me a large assortment to select from,
and have the privilege to exchange the Pene until their
hand is perfectly suited. And if by fair means the Dia
mond points break off during twelve months, tke pur
chaser shall have the privilege to select a new one,
without any charge,
have very good Gold Pens, made by Mr. Morton, not
warranted, in strong silver-plated cases, for $1,51.26,
Por sale at
No. iS Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa
INDOW SHADES of linen, gilt
bordered; and PAPER BLINDS of an endless
society or designs and ornaments ; also, CURTAIN
FIXTURES and TASSELS at very low prices. Call at
THE FINEST STOCK OF PHOTO
." GRAPH ALBUMS, PORT FOLIOS, OARD-OASES,
POCKET-BOOBS, for 691* st
THE NATIONAL ALMANAC AND
ANNUAL RECORD for 1863. for rale at
WAL LP APg ft, BOMARS, hre., &C.,
sold yet at last year's prices, without any advauce.
At SCHEFFBR'S BOOKSTORE.
is DI ES ! YOU KNOW WERE YOU
can get fine Note Paper, Bevelopee, Yieinng and
Wedding Cards ? At BOHEFFER'S BOOKSTORE.
Writing Fluid, a splendid ink, at 62 cents
per q - tart ; ARNOLD'S genuine Writing Fluid, HAR
RISON'S OolnmbiAn Writing Fluid, LAUGHLIN &
BUSHFIELD'S Ink, copyirg Ink, Carmine and Red
Inas of the best quality, Blue Ink, Mucilage. &c., at
ROSS' AMERICAN WRITING
I P . FLUID, equal If not superior to Arnold's English
Fluid, and only 62 cents per quart bnttle. at
L OR SALE—That valuable Lot on the
r corner of Liberty and Second at eats. Also, a
House and Lot on North street.
FOR RENT—Two Rooms in the Exchange Building
Enquire at the "Brady Rouse. ,, ap2-Bt*
FOR SALE—A House and Lot on
Sixth street, near Mate, Enquire at the Exchange
Office of S. L. WOULLOCH,
28 Market street,
Where the highest price is always paid for GOLD and
ROBBERY OF ADAMS' EXPRESS
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS REWARD.
BALTS4O3II, March 19, 1863.
The safe of the Adams Express Company was robbed
on Wednesday night between Baltimore and Tiaras
burg. It contained various sums of money in currency
and gold, a large number of United States certificates
of indebtedness, 17nitFd States floe-twenty bands, and
checks of the United States Treasurer on the Assistant
Treasurer of New York, payahle to the order of the
Adams Express Company. A reward of Five Thousand
Dollars is offered by the Company. Tile public are re
ferred to they list of the numbers of the rends end cer
tificates published by the Company, and are cautioned
not to negotiate any of them :
Fo"r United States Certificates cf Indebtednese. $ 3 ,-
000 each, numbers 21,449, 21,450, 21,451, 21.45 t.
48 United States Certificates, of $l,OOO each
Pins, 59,342, 38,343, 58,344,
Nos. 59.212, 59,213.
Nos. 59,203, 59,204 59,205, 59,208.
Nos. 59,200. 59.201, 59,202.
Nos. 59.148; 59 149.
Non. 59,148, 69,147.
Nos. 59 131. 59,130, 50,129.
Nos 59.247, 59,248
Nos. 59,190, 59.191. 59.192, 69,103.
Nos. 59.332, 59.333, 59,834, 59 835.
N0a!59,33a, 59 318, 60 .919.
Woe 59,320, 59 321, 59,322, 59,323, 59,224.
Nos. 59 317. 59.325
Nos. f. 9 902, 59.303, 59 304, 59,305.
NOB. 58.979, 59,068. 59 0 9, 69.070
Ten 6-20 United States Ronde, NOR 18,170 to 18,185
The following ebeeka of F. E. Spirner, Treasurer of
11. 5 , on Assistart Treasurer, New York, payable to
th• order of the Adams Ex - limes Company:
t.heck No. 858, for $lOBO. for ac. G.M. Felity Dindanati.
.6 889 4. 2048 13 " .7. El T. fritaton, "
" 865 " 1080 " Conrad & W. , gner. "
" 886 " " Wilson & Hayden, "
" 865 " 3220 " A. lieblen.
" 864 " 5015 15 " .7. eb Hits & Co. "
" 867 " 404 " Geo Josp
" S 3 " 483 37 " J"W Wagner &Co "
BfB " 2645 " A. Morton, Bt. Louis.
t; 161 66 1507 40 " RN. Barry, "
The public are cannoned not to negotiate any Of the
above beads or certificate's,
HENRY SANFORD, superintendent
Adams' Express company.
WANTED.—One first rate Cabi
net *Ater sod two or three good laboring men
wanted. Steady work and cash pay every two weeks.
Apply at the SAIL le WORKS.
BLINDS & SHADES,
B. I. WILLIAMS, No. 16 North Sixth street, Phila
delphia, Manuiactur'r of
VENETIAN BLINDS and
Err The largest and finest sesortnir nt to the city, at
the lovreht prices Blinds painted aed trimmed equil
to new. Wore Shades made a d lettered. mr3i-2md
T . 001(1NG GLASSES, of all sorts and
1.4 siZ.ll, IA . PD'S,
mar 23-2 12 North Phi d iitreet.
VINCE PI 11*.: I—lt:lit:um., 4 'nirrants,
Citron spices. Lemnos. Cider. Wine., Itniody an!
AUcu, for sale by lost rs,co • ,
8 0,,AR M T HES!
IIFTY (3.110148 of tbe &boa. U. or. ryiliobeif Pot
•ml for hale by A+M D H. J :o k Ofi,
GEO. W. HARRIS