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Democratic County Convention.
By direction of the County Committee, the
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county will meet at Harrisburg on Tuesday,
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The 176th .Iteginient Again.
After reading Colonel LecMer's letter and
the resolutions purporting to have been passed
by the 176th regiment, we addressed a note of
inquiry to a gentleman in Monroe county and
one to a gentleman in Lehigh, requesting such
information as they could give us id relation
to the matter. In yesterday's paper we pub
lished an extract from a letter from Strouds
burg, Monroe county, on the subject, and now
we _eve the reply to our note addressed to a
friend. in Lehigh county:
ALLZNTOWS, April 8, 1863_
ED/TORB PATRIOT AND Union—Gentlemen :
Yours of let instant, was duly received.—
Should hays replied at an earlier date but had
no satisfactory particulars. True it is, how
ever, that a majority of the officers are Demo
crats as also of rank and file. Col. Lechler,
however, as also some of the regimental offi
cers,are Abolitionists of the rankest kind,
which of course accounts for their ardency to
serve the house of Abraham. By letters re
ceived to-day we have information that the
resolutions in question were adopted by force
principle upon the officers, and the privates
mere not allowed any privilege at all upon the
question. Dy an official order in the New York
Times of to-day, we also see that 4apt. David
Bohan, of Company D, the only officer that had
nerve enough to refuse the bidding of Ms superiors
and preserve Ms manhood, regardless of consquen
ces, has since been demos ably dismissed the zer
vice without pay or emoluments. We understand
that there is a great dissatisfaction existing in
the regiment. We expect further particulars
this evening. Capt. Schell is a very fine man and
&stiff Democrat, and the intelligence of his dis
missal is creating intense excitement to-day,
there being a great many country people in
town attending court. Set Lehigh down for
2,200 next fall, and Captain Schell as our next
County Treasurer. The " faithful" must be
rewarded. Yours &o.
On such Information as this comment is
needless. It speaks for itself, and shows plainly
enough, what we have charged before, that the
administration, by the power which it possesses
over the army, is endeavoring to convert it into
a vast political machine to overawe and subor
dinate the people to its purposeg. The hearts
of the privates are all right—those who entered
the ranks as Democrats are now more ardently
so than ever, and thousands who started out as
Republicans and Abolitionists are also now
Democrats—but what can they do I Their sen
timents are misrepresented by Abolition and
recreant Democratic officers, and they have no
present remedy. The day will come, however,
when, released from service, they will both
have and exerciss the privileges of freemen,
which are now denied the& by the iron-handed
despotism that holds them in its grasp. We
have an evidence in Captain Schall's case of
the prinishment reserved for high-minded, hon
orable men who - refuse to sacrifice their politi
oal principles and conscientious convictions at
the bidding of those entrusted by the adminis
tration with, authority to carry out its political
views and inaugurate its detestable policy in
the army. There are probably few who, like
Captain &hall, will brave the power of the
administration—but those who do will be re •
warded by their fellow citizens, and honored
andrespected by all just minded men, when the
administration and its supporters lie prostrate
and howling, detested and onrsed by the mil
liens Whom thelhavo oppressed, and from whom
they seek to take away their birthright of free
In yesterday's paper, through a correspon
dent, we also gave come information in regard
to the 84th, showing the manner in which the
resolutions of that regiment were put through.
In the Johnstown Democrat we find the follow
ing; relating to the 133 d 'regiment, and on ex
amination, we should find the same conterapti.
bin arts and disgusting frauds practiced to
carry oat the Abolition policy in the army
adorited by the administration and the Union
I f eigne associations. The men of company B,
it will be seen, were Leo smart to be tricked ;
the other Companies fell into the snare, and
are now heartily cursing their betrayers, and
ispenting al leisure. Ttte dohnsfo - wn Demo
We have been handed - a private letter from
a member of company A, 183 d negiment P. V.,
from which we make the following extract,
which shows how political capital" is made
in the army, by the exercise of the pncoliar
Wean of humbug. Comment now is unneoes-
44 * I win now tell you what we know
about that ' Union • League, ' and why we
signed our names. Sergt. Heyer was in
Johnstown on furlough, went to the League
meeting and then came back to camp and said
its members would like all us soldiers to join.
So Heyer got a paper and came around.to all
the boys for them to sign, telling its that it was
no party concern ; that all the Citizens of Johnstown
—both Democrats and Republicans—belonged to
it; and that it was for crushing the rebellion,
and for nothing else. Well, so all the boys
put their names down,
at the same time not
thinking what would happen afterward. So
now, I saw, by last week's papers, that there
were two patio—owe the qrnion League'
or Republiaan party, and the other the Demo
crats or Di3mooratic Club. Ileyer is a Demo
crat himself, and did not know at the time of
his being at the meeting that it was going to be
a party concern, but he will have it all fixed in
44 next week's paper. Yours,
BVALY rob COMPANY 8.-- - Nre are prepared
now to report the progress made by Chaplain
Hartsock in procurang•signers to the constitu
tion of the Abolition Johnstown Union League
in. company B, 138 d P. V. A correspondent
In company A, 133 d, writes as follows : " Not
a d=d man of. company B would sign the
"League " paper. They had more sense than
we had, or clacked Heyor ie influence them) ,
Bully-for company B I
The Cameron Bribery Case—Report of
the Investigating Committee.
We lay before out readers this morning the
above report, submitted to the House of Repre
sentatives on Wednesday, together with the
evidence of T. Jefferson Boyer, member of
Assembly from Clearfield county, taken in the
course of the investigation. We shall con
tinue to publish the other evidence in full taken
before the committee, seriatim, until it is ex
hausted. The whole will form the result of
the labors of the gentlemen concerned in the
investigation, and a history of the nefarious
transactions in connection with the last Sena
torial election, which, when first brought to
light in the columns of this journal, through
the voluntary statement of Mr.-Boyer, excited
so greatly the interest and astonishment of the
The report upon the evidence adduced
comes to the conclusion "that unlawful means
were employed to secure the election of Simon
Cameron to the United States Senate in last
We have no particular desire to enlarge upon
the verdict of the committee, couched in the
above terms—its simplicity is striking and
801:mina'' , comprehensive. Moreover, the mild
and merciful reticence which pervades the
whole document is perhaps quite in keeping
with the generous conclusion at which it at
length arrives. The gentlemen who composed
the investigation have labored honestly and
well; the evidence they have brought to bear
upon the subject of their labors is voluminous,
imposing and complete. The public may draw
from itanany inferences 'Wisely left to their own
astuteness and good sense. This, we suppose,
is all the public can ask—to make their own
comments and to frame their own indictment
against the offenders implicated in the high
crime which it has fallen to their representa
tives to expose.
One excessively partisan in his views, for
example, might remark tie apparent complicity
of the Abolition caucus with the transactions
in question, and contrast the official conduct of
the chairman of the Abolition caucus commit
tee with the vile imputations attempted to be
cast upon senator Buckalew by an Abolition
member of the investigation in hie interroga
tories to Dr. Boyer. We presume there are
men who will rend this report and the evidence
accompanying it, and become convinced that
Simon Cameron, in person and through his
agents, wanted to buy votes to elect him to the
Senate, and that his Abolition friends knew it
and made the purchase the condition of hie
nomination. There may be some who will even
go so far as to say that an example should be
made of the man in our courts, who would un
dertake, out of the dangerous abundance of his
wealth, to set aside the laws for his own pur
poses, and make the people's will a thing so
easily to be bought and sold. trunmerciful
men will brand such transactions criminal and
worthy of punishment under the lawe. With
such men, if any there be, we heartily agree.
Meantime we defer more extended comments
until we have published all the evidence fa our
By telegraph yesterday the following intel
ligence was received;
Steamer Sumpter, from Hampton Roads on
She Ist, with an Alligator battery in tow, put
into New York on the 9th in a disabled condi
tion having lost the acting ensignivf the Alli
gator, littelson, and a seaman. The hatches
were swept overboard, the bulwarks sprung,
the vessel leaking, and the machinery seriously
damaged. It was with the greatest skill and
difficulty that the vessel was saved.'
A Murfreesboro' dispatch . ' tp the Cincinnati
Commercial, 902 April, says Colonel Wilder
has returned from his expedition via Lebanon
and Carthage-22 rebels were captured. )3o
foreresehing Snow 11111 6,000 bushels of wheat
and much corn and bacon were destroyed.—
CoL W. brought in 360 negroes. Several
rebels, disguised in Federal uniforms, were
shot during the past week. Our expeditions
have captured 700 horses, 200 prisoners, have
brought in 200 nrgroes, and destroyed much
rebel subsistence and forage.
A Clarksville dispatch of April Btb, says
twelve hundred rebels under Woodward, with
two pieces . of artillery, captured and, furned
the - steamers Lovell and Baxonia to-ray, killing
the captain of the Lovell, and shooting an arm
off the captain of the Saxonia. The passen
gers- and crew of the boats had arrived at
Intelligence from San Francisco to the Bth,
Oregon to the Ist, and British Columbia to the
Zd has been received. A brisk spring emigra
tion had tommenced to the Carraboo mines
from Victoria and Fuget's Sound, The saw
mills in Washington Territory were being de
serted by laborers emigrating to the Salmon
River diggings. The latest reports from the
Boise River mines continue favorable ; the
Snake Indians had been severely punished by
a volunteer company of miners, who attacked
them near Salmon River Falls, on Snake river,
killing about thirty.
A dispatch from Boston, April 9, says : A
spirit of insubordination is prevailing among
some of the 2d Massachusetts cavalry. One of
them, William Lynch,being ordered to be placed
in irons, his comrades resisted the order, draw
ing their sabres and knocking down their
sergeant, who attempted to put Win execution.
The assistance of the police was ealle for, but
threatening demonstrations made by the sol
diers deterred them from interfering. Colonel
Lowell• was then sent for, and, after warning
them of the consequences of their folly and
the penalty of disobedience, he ordered Lynch
to be taken from the ranksand plated in irons.
Lynch - objected to irons being put on him, and
his comrades rushed forward to his rescue,
whereupon Col. Lowell fired on them, killing ,
the leading mutineer, William Pendegraet, by
this means promptly checking the outbreak.
Charles L. Stackpole is under examitiktion
at Beverly, Massachusetts, charged with ad-
Ministering arsenic in their food to his father,
mother, awl tw9 of his sisters. One of the
sisters died, but it is thought. the rentof the
family will recover. The alleged orimine/ is
bat twenty-one years of age. The motive of
the act is said to have been the possession of
his father's property.
From New York papers of yesterday we
gather the following :
The steamers Crescent and Columbia arrived
at. New York on the Bth from New Orleans.
They bring intelligence of the dapture of the
U. S. gunboat Diana, acting master Peterson
commanding, on the Atchafalaya, near Pat
tersonville, on the 28th of March. The gun
boat had on board Company H. 12th Connecti
cut and Company F. 160th New York. The
boat was reconnoitering on Grand Lake, and
finding no rebels there, returned by way of the
Atchafalaya. When she reached a point near
Pattersonville, a heavy fire was opened upon
her from the masked batteries and rifle pits.
Finding all retreat cut off, Capt. Peterson deter
mined to fight his vessel to the last, and while
bravely doing his duty was struck in the head
by a minnie ball and fell dead upon the deck.
The command then devolved upon Master's
mate Henry Western, a brave and true man,
who fought the veeeel until his gunners-were
killed or disabled and his guns dismounted,
when he was compelled to surrender. The
battle lasted two hours and a half. .The
soldiers fought well, and much praise is
bestowed upon Lt. Allen, of Gan. Weitzel's
staff, for his gallantry in the action.: He is
among the wounded. The enemy were from
1200 to 1500 strong. Besides Capt. Peterson,
Master'smateDolsber, Boatswain's mate Craw
ford, Quartermaster Montfort, and Engineer
Johnson, were killed. Altogether there were
thirty-one killed and wounded on board the
gunboat. The loss is serious.
Advicee from Mississippi to the let inst. state
that a terrible storm had taken place at Green
wood. Trees were blown in every direction.
Four soldiers of the Forty-seventh Indiana
regiment were killed and two wounded. The
rebels are building batteries on the Yazoo Pass,
three miles from Greenwood. The ram Swit
zerland has been repaired of the injuries she
received in passing the rebel batteries at Vicks
burg, and has been sent up the Red river. The
rebels are constructing a fleet of cotton pro
tected gunboats at Shreveport. An expedition
of gunboats went up the Yazoo on the lat inst.
Twenty-two hundred bales of government
cotton arrived at Cairo yesterday.
In regard to affairs at Charleston, the Rich
mond Sentinel, April 7, says :
On yesterday• morning eight Monitors and
iron-clads were off the bar at Charleston. The
brief but significant telegram; which . was re
ceived early in the day, and published else
where, tells that the long expected ' collision
has probably come off ere this. The storm,
so long prepared for Charleston, has burst at
last. We await the issue with buoyant hope,
but. not without the solicitude due to the im
portant struggle. May Heaven shield Charles
ton from all the rage of her enemies and ours.
A private letter from the Union squadron off
Charleston, April Ist says :
It is reported that Charleston has been evac
uated by all the woman and children. Four of
our iron-clads have been in Edisto river, twen
ty miles south of here, for a week. Admiral
Dupont will be here to-day, when, it is said,
the bombardment will comnfence, It is re
ported that the army will remain at Port Royal
until after the bombardment. I think this
report probable, as the rebels have had time
and opportunity to fortify &land approaches
so as to make them almost impregnable. We
"have been engaged for the last two days in
hanging chains to the aides of our vestals, se -
as to protect their machinery. The officers
and men are confident of success.
From North Carolina the news is unfavor
able. Gen. Foster' was hemmed in at Little
Washington, at the junction of Tar and Pam
lico rivers, having under him only Prince's and
Spinola's brigades. They are in an intrpnehed
position, it is true, but the rebels have cut off
all communication with Newbern, his base of
supplies, and although he may hold out for
some time, attacked as he is by superior forces
on thelead ebb, and communication with his
base by water stopped by a powerful rebel bat
tery or batteries, at Swan's Point, his situation
is precarious. The only chance lies in the
gunboats forcing a passage. Heavy firing was
heard at Newbern on the let, 2d and 3d. The
steam gunboat Hunchback, carrying a 100
pound parrot gun, and three other gunboats,
were about to attempt to force the pelage of
The bread riot in Richmond proves to have
been a formidable affair, in which men and
women for a time held the laws at bay. The
object was, according to the papers of that
city, to plunder, dry goods, fancy and milli
nery stores being robbed, as well as those
Which contained _ the necessaries of life. The
mob was led by a woman in a position above
Tunasna.v, April 9, 1863.
The Senate met .at 10 o'clock and was called
to order by the SPEAKER.
Mr. WHITE, front the committee of confer
ence on the bill legalizing the payment of
bounties to volunteers, submitted a report re
coMmending the Senate to recede from its
amendments, and directing a bounty of fifty
dollars to be paid to each and every volunteer
subsequent to July, 1862, by the commissioners
of the several counties. The report was dis
cussed-and postponed for the present.
BILLS CONSIMIRED, ETU.
The supplement to the act relative to dece
dents' estates name np in order on third read
ing, and passed finally.
The bill authorizing the payment of the
troops of the Reserve brigade for services in
suppressing the riot in Schuylkill county passed
The joint resolutions of the House relative
to the payment of postage of the House of Re
presentatives was amended so as to limit the
amount to s7so,and negatived—yeas B,nays 19.
Mr. LOWRY called np the bill to enable
citizens engaged in the military service of the
United States, or the military service of Penn
sylvania, to vote. This bill authorizes soldiers
to vote by proxy, and directs election officers
to receive such votes. It was passed to third
reading—yeas 19, nays 13—by a strict party
vote. The Senate refused to suspend the rule
—two thirds not voting in the affirmative.
Mr. WHITE called up the supplement to the
act of 1862, to provide for the adjudication
and payment of military claims. This bill
provides for the payment of officers in the ser
vice of the United States from the date of their
commissions to the time when they were mus
tered into the service.
The bill was considered until the hour of 1,
when the Senate adjourned until afternoon.
The Senate met at 8 o'clock.
Mr. RIDGWAY called up the bill to prevent
cattle from running at large in Cheltenham
Winship ? Montgomery county, which passed
The joint.resolution authorising the Govet
nor to present flags to the 83d, 78th and 111th,
regiments, and to the 7th regiment of cavalry,
Mr. M'SHERRY called up the bill providing
for the adjudication of claims for damages sus
tained in the border counties, by reason of the
rebel raid in October last, which was passed
Mr. LAMBERTON moved to consider the bill
providing for the removal of remains interred
in the burying ground of the Second Presby
te;lan church of Philadelphia, situated on Arch
street, which was not agreed to.
Mr. DONOVAN called up the bill relative
to advertising of venders of merchandise in
the city of Philadelphia, which passed finally.
Mr. REILLY called up the bill relative to su
pervisors -in certrin townships of Schuylkill
county, which was passed finally.
Mr. RIDGWAY called up the bill to increase
the capital stock of the American fire insu
rance company, passed finally.
Mr. SERRILL called up the bill to incorpo
rate the Philadelphia Dental College, which
passed finally—yeas 28; nays 3. _
Mr. SMITH called up thp bill to incorporate
the Harleysville and Senders turnpike compa
ny, in Montgomery county, passed finally.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
TEUIfBDAY, April 9, 1863.
The house was called to order at 9} o'clock,
by SPEAKER CESSNA.
rosTorricr. INVESTIGATION COMMITTER
Mr. ROWLAND, chairman of the seleot com
mittee appointed to investigate into alleged
frauds in the postal account of Postmaster
Bergner for the month of March, moved that
the powers of the committee be extended to an
examination into the accounts during the pre
The motion, after some debate, was amended
so as to allow the accused to appear before the
committee and participate in the examination
of witnesses, and that the complainant be al
lowed the same privilege, and adopted.
A number of private bills were considered
and passed. Adjourned.
PAYMENT 0! MONEY IN LIEU OF BERVICE IN THE
The House this afternoon resumed the con
sideration of the bill, published yesterday,
entitled " An Act for the payment of money by
those who conscientuously scruple to bear
arms," now on second reading, the Ist, 2d and
3d sections having been adopted, the 4th sec
tion (appropriating the money to the different
counties) was before the House.
Mr. SHANNON, in a speech, said that as the
House had agreed to wring this money from
its victims, he demanded that the proceeds
should go into the State Treasury. This was
a matter of conscience, that the Constitution
respected. In his county, out of 180,000 men,
but one 'took the oath of conscientious scru
ples against bearing arms. He would offer an
amendment, providing that this money should
be appropriated to building a hospital, &0., for
the unfortunate soldiers who had gone to the
battle field from Pennsylvania.
Mr. LABAR did not think the Constitution
had much to do with the matter; this war had
been carried on without regard to the Consti
Mr.. TRIMMER, for the benefit of the gentle
man, read from article Gth of the Constitution
of Pennsylvania section 2d.
After some additional discussion, Mr. REX
moved the previous question and the call was
The question then recurrrd on the amend
ment of Mr. BENEDICT, (to pay money into
the State Treasury,) en which the yeas and
nays were demanded,' resulting in yeas 44,
nays 49—so the amendment Was lost and tho
original section (paying the money into the
county treasuries) was, adopted—yeas 49,
The bill being on its final passage, Mr.
TWITCHELL moved to go into committee of
whole for the purpose of amending the first
section by striking out $3OO as the penalty in
lieu of service and inserting $2OO. Not agreed
The bill then passed finally.
Mr. GRABER called up the act to prevent
the payment of laborers and other in store
Pending the discussion of this bill the liousg
HON. BERNARD REILLY,
IN Tux sways or PENNSYLVANIA,
On the Bill to prohibit the Payment of Laborers,
and others, in Store Orders.
I am one of theeCtiebo believe in the divine dce
trine that the laborer is worthy of his hire, and
that it is the bounden duty of the Legislature to
protect the toiling millions who labor in our work
shops, our mines and our manufactories, by throw
ing around them such wholesome safe-guards as
will protect them from imposition, extortion and
great wrong. It is a fact well known to every
Senator on this floor, that a practice has grown up
in our State of imposing upon the laboring classes
who work in our doal mines, ore mines, foundries,
'machine shops and other places where large bodies
of men are employed; to pay them for the sweat
of their brows in store orders instal(' of money,
and thus enable the employer to reap a rich har
vest of gain, in a most unrighteous manner, off
the poor dependants, who are often compelled to
labor by daily toll fer the subsist epee of themselves
and families. This state of things should be
frowned down by every' honest means in - our power;
but as this cannot be done so effectually as by some
legal provision, to correct this evil it is proposed
to enact a law to.remedy the defect in our system.
Such is the object of the law now before us for our
consideration, and I trust that it will pass.
Having always been identified with the labor
ing classes of the country, I feel the importance
of passing such a law as is now proposed, in order
that evenhanded justice may be done to a most
meritorious Clan of onr fellow-eitisens, who look
to us for protection. In times like the present,
Mrs Speaker,.when a paper dollar is worth but
about forty cents to the poor man, and when all
the necessaries of life' are at famine prices, it be
comes oar duty, more ttan at any other period in
our history, to see to It that the hard working la
borer shall receive that dollar in cash, or that
which represents cash, so that when he receives
it he may be at liberty to make his little purchases
wherever can make the beat bargain or get the
most for his money. Io many parts of this State,
Mr. Speaker, the practice of paying the working
men in store orders has grown to be a positive
evil—l was going to say a crying one of the timer.
Men have had to either submit to the heartless ex
actions of the employers or go without work, when
the proceeds of their daily labor is the only source
of support for themselves and families.
This practice, Mr. Speaker, can only be broken
up by the passage of an not, such as, the. one now
under consideration, making it a penal offence to
taktkadvantage of the necessities of the poor; or by
requiring that the man who labors for another shall
be paid in eseh for that labor, instead of receiving.
as an equivalent for his labor, less than one-third
the wags • he is justly entitled to, Pass this bill
and the evil complained of will be remedied so far
as it is in our power to apply the remedy. Let
the employ 3r and the employed be placed upon an
tonal footing, so far as the contract to labor on the
one hand and to pay on the other is concerned, and
thus elevate the laboring man rather than depress
him to .the level of the slave. Labor, after all, is
the true source of the wealth of a nation, and that
nation that fails to protect labor fails in the first
grand essential feature of its prosperity.
It has been well said, Mr. Speaker, that
,4 Princes and lords may flourish or may fade,
A breath can make them as a breath has made;i
But a brave peasantry, the country's pride,
When once destroyed can never be supplied."
No, sir, it is your peasantry, your laboring clas
ses who make up the wealth of the land; whose
stalwart arms, whose thews and sinews, bones and
muscles contribute to swell the coffers of your
co;intry ; whose sweat and toil develop the bidden
treasures of your mines; whose skill and industry
keep your foundries and workshops alive with the
hum of business; who make, man and work your
navies, fill up the ranks of your armies, and who
make and operate your railroads and. canals. In
a word, it is labor, patient, incessant later, that
constitutes the wealth of the land. We legislate
day after day in this chamber to create gigantic
corporations, giving to associated wealth vast pri
vileges for the benefit of the few, while we (met
the many who toil like galley slaves, from year's
end to year's end, for the miserable pittance that
keeps body and soul together, but who, at the end
of the year of toil, havd not a dollar in their
pockets. It is far this class, Mr. Speaker, I now
plead and ask that this bill may be passed, so that
they may be shielded from a great wrong thathas
been practiced upon them by their heartless em
ployers. I trust therefore, Mr. Speaker, that this
bill may pass, and thus-one act, at least, shall bo
done that will commend itself to the good sense
and humanity of every right thinking man in the
I cannot blose those remarks without alluding,
in fitting terms of oommendation, to that part of
the annual message of the Governor of this Com
monwealth that relates to the subject of the bill
now before us. Such is the importance of the sub
ject that His Excelleney has thought it necessary
to give it a place in his message to the Legislature
on the opening of the present session, and it will
be found that the language used by him is as strong
as anything I can say. I o?not do better than
adopt that part of his message, because it puts the
subject in its most imposing form, and with that
extract I shall close all I have to say. The Gov
ernor says :
It has come to my knowledge that in some
parts of thi State a eystem Wets of paying the
wages of workmen and laborers not in money but
in orders on store-keepers for merchandise and
other articles. .This system, by preventing all
competition, leaves the men to the uncontrolled
discretion of the store-keepers. It is a system
most unwise and urjust, and it affects classes of
useful citizens, who, as they live by the proceeds of
their daily labor, have not adequate means to resist
it. I have no doubt that most of the difficulties
which ccoasionally occur between employers and
their workmen are due to the prevalence of this
system. That every man, for a fair day's labor,
should receive a fair day's wages, is but the dictate
of common honesty ; and while it would be most
unwise for the State to interfere at all with the
rate of wages, it is in my judgment incumbent on
her to prorecther laboring population by requiring
that whatever may be the wages stipulated, they
shall be so paid that the recipient may purchase
necessaries for himself and his family where they
can be had best and cheapest. Ido moat earnestly
recommend this subject to the Legislature for
prompt and effectual action._
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
NEW Yong, April 9,
A Baton 'Rouge letter of March 30th says
that the rebels have 80,000 men at Port Hud
son. Gen. Banks arrived on Friday. An order
was issued for the wifole division to be in
readiness to march at an hour's notice, with
three days cooked rations. No movement has
taken place as yet. This is to be the grand
move upon Port Hudson.
On Tuesday night 8 confined soldiers in Fort
Independence awaiting trial by court martial
for 'various offences, escaped in a small skiff
and pulled for South Boston point. Soon after
cries for help were heard, and a life boat
started from the Fort in search, but nothing
was discovered in the darkness. All the de
serters were undoubtedly drowned.
FROM CHARLESTON AND NORTH CARO-
Nsw York, April 9.
The purser of the steamer Fahkee, arrived
here, reports that the attack on Charleston was
fixed for Tue.
Passengers 144.'m Beaufort, N. C., state that
on the sth inst. the rebel pickets on the Trent
read extended to a paint nine miles from New
Affairs at Little Washingten looked threat
ening. The rebel Gen. Hill was opposing Gen.
Foster's little band, and on Monday afternoon
there was a rumor at Newbern that Gen. Fos
ter had surrendered. This was not credited,
as it was believed that reinforcements from
Suffolk had reached Washington:
General Foster's position was strongly in.
trenched by rifle pits and ditchep.
Cannonading was heard at Newben all day
on Sunday, and still on Monday.
The gunboats Chicura and State of Georgia
were coaling at Moorehead City to run the
blockade of Pamlico river, where there was but
INTERESTING SOUTHERN NEWS.
PORT ROYAL, March 28.
The iron clad Keokuk strived yesterday in
Four Monitors are in North Edisto inlet,
with four mortar schooners, distant about six
teen miles by land from Charleston. •
The troops landed at Stono are said to have
set ompanied a gunboat expedition, and firing
has been heard there, but nothing definite is
When the balance of the Monitors will move
is not known.
The rebel pickets are visible all along the
shore at North Edisto, and night signals, by
colored lights, are telegraphed along the coast,
thence to Charleston. .
The rebels at Savannah threaten to bring
down their rams and attack•and take Port Roy
al, sinking the Wabash, Vermont, and captu
ring all the troops left there by Gen. Hunter.
The storekeepers at Hilton Head, in conse
quence, are selling dry goods and other stores,
lower than the same articles clan be bought in
An order has been sent by Gen. Hunter to
withdraw our troops from Brunswick and Fer
A tremendous explosion took place in the
harborof Charleston a few days since, causing
a jarring sensation to the whole blockading .
squadron, six miles distant. It is supposed to
have been a premature explosion of some sub-.
t) TAPANESE TEA.—A choice lot of
this celebrated Tea jest received. It is of the Bret
cargo ever imported, and is much superior to the Oht
nese Teas in quality, strength and fragrance, and is also
entirely free of adulteration, coloring or mixture of any
It le tbi natural leaf of the Jarienese Tea Plant.
For sag by WM. DOCK, jr., 4,410
f t, A. DAVIS, BILL POSTER
Circalure, &c., carefully and promptly dletributed.
IQ' Residence, Smith above Second street.
A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT
Formerly retailed.at from $3 to ss,.sre now effered at
- 50 and 75 cents, and $1 and $1 00—Inblielted by the Art
Valor), and formerly retailed by them.
Splendid Photographic Album Pictures of all dietin
guished men and Generals of the army, at only 10 cts.
For saieett SOHBFFIPILIS Bookstore,
18 Market street, Harrisburg.
13OCICET KNIVES.—A very fie es
ift;tnnant.t. sortmliTEßM BOOKSTORII.
DRIED PEACHES-PARED AND
lINPABZD—just received by
DOOF, Is., & 00.
'MESSRS. CHICKERING CO,
HATE AGAIN OBTAINED THE
MECHANICS' FAIL BOSTON,
KALD TKS IMILVEDING
OVER BLIP!' COMPETITOR
Wareroom for the CITIONBRING PIA.NOB,atEarn
berg, at 02 Market etreet,
ee22-tf W. HNC/OMM WCOIO STORE
BOSTON, April 9
PIANOS carefully packed or remov
by • S. WARD,
mr23-2w 12 North Third s*NP:
BROOMS, BRUSHES, TUBS Alit
BABKETS of alldescriptions, qualities and pim
for sale by WM. DOCK, Js., &
ROBBERY OF ADAMS' EXPRESS
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS - U LM ) .
BALTIMORE, Marchls, lie
The safe of the Adams Express Company was robtx
on Wednesday night between' Baltimore and Ueri
burg. It contained various sums of money in canes
and gold, a large number of United Steles sertiEde
of indebtedness, United States Ilve.twenly ton9i.ni
cheeks of the United States Treasurer on the Meif,C
Treasurer of New York, payable to the order old
Adams Express Company. A reward of Five Thome
Dollars is offered by the Company. The public ere t.
furred to the Bat of the numbers of the toads Reda
Vacates published by the Company, and are eaatiod
not to negotiate any of them :
Four United States Certificates cf Indebtednea'
000 each, numbers 21,449, 21,450, 21,951, 21,451.
48 United States Certificates, of 11,000
Noe. 69,342, 59,343, 69,344.
Nos. 59,212, 89,213.
Nos. 69,203, 59,204, 59,2(5, 89,2033
Nos. 69,200, 59,201, 59,202.
Nos. 69.148, 59,149.
Nos. 69,146, 59,147.
Nos. 69,131, 59,130, 69,129.
Nos. 59,247, 69,248.
Nos. 59,390, 59,191, 59392, 59,193.
Nos. 59,332, 69,333, 69,334, 59,336.
Nos. 59,838, 59.318, 69,319.
Nos. 69,320, 69,321, 69,822, 80,323, 50.22 J.
No. 59 317, 59,325.
Kos. 59 ; 302, 59,393, 69,304, 59,305.
Nos. 58,979, 59,068, 69,0;19, 59,070.
Ten 5-20 United States Hondo, Nos. 18,111 Jo
following checks of F. B. Spinner, Tressow l
U. S., on Assistant Treasurer, New York, Earl"
the order of the Adams Express Company :
Check No. 856, for $lOBO, for ac. G. M. Felix, Unocal
" 859 " 2038 13 " J. Bit T. Gibson, '
, 49 • 855 " logo .1 Conrad & Wagner.'
860 4EO Wilson J Haydn ,
" . 86 5Dehien,
" 864, " 6015 15 u J. Shllits
" 867 " 404 " Goo Joep,
" BE3 " 483 37 "J W Wagner &Co
" BEB " 2645 " H. Morton, fit 1 0
" 161 " 1607 40 " R. F. Barry,
The public are cautioned not to negotiate so, C '"
above bends OF mettle:dm
HENRY SANFORD, Superintendent
mar24-dlm Adams' Express Compai
E N WANTED.—One firat rate etbi
in. net Maker and two or three good laboriog l
wanted. steady work and each pay every two 11
Apply at the mr3l-1w EA.GLS WOO'.
/003000 BARREI3-of the LO
130 South Wanes, Philadelphia, Pa.
This company, with a capital of $150,000. the 1 %7
extensive works of the kind in the world, and se of
rienee in manufacturing of over 23 yearn, with 6 T I
tation long established, having also the exclusive 0. 4
of all the night soil of the great city of New ior ). ;
prepare to furnish an article, which is, without7ll
the Cheapest and very best fertilizer in l egate
greatly Increases the yield, and ripens the crop fteci;;;
to three weeks earlier, at an expense of from Or"
four dollars per acre, with little or no labor.
WAN TED—A situation a s
m,id in a public house or privat e f,
recommendations given. Call at the an
opposite the - • ii
AUCTION. --The great s a l e if
Shade and Evergreen Trees, pi antg.
Flowers, from the celebrated Nursery o f
Co • Wept Chester, will come off on Eaturdc',..:.
10 o'clock , in the lower Market.
aplo-21* W. BARR A unt:
AF. SIGNEE'S NOTICE.—Tho a,.
of Dr. David 0_ Kellar assignee of Phi
and Farah, his wife,o, r
ltaet Hanover tos s
been flied in the Court of Common Pleas cf
county, and wlil be confirmed on the 12th day 't 4 l
/.863, unless Cause be shown to the contrary. •
ar9-d2tltw J. C. YOUNG, P lh
road and ng Comtany are hereby sts,
THE SU:ICH:A:O a f:
an election for seven Directors will be held at
t o s f tre t e li t:o n :::
O la f
, W .4 l B l ol liatts 4 In o e ic h i l o e c r i,
B2 Se N c ß re Y ta M ry sC si?dTr r e et " ,-
Earriaburg, April 4t11,186340-111twte
5 REWARD. --Any person iiii,il:
the discharge of Marx Wolf trill re , eise ~'
above reward, by leaving it at the Cotton Factor, lf,.
Intel, with Dr. Schultz.
WANTED—A good Ccok at the 111 V,
I To a Pers o n properly on the r q ailroaduali fief I sar the Ro:.
be given. ~1
, kberal agei
tT - m AIM FIRE AND MARINE
clap NO MARINE RISKS TAKEN.
This Company has successfully conducted businLe`[:
a long term of years, and paid its losses promptiv
means of paying are ampleAmd the indemnity Inv .:
by our policy sure.
A. S. GILLET, Flee PresilEt..,
JAS. B. AL VORD, Secretary.
R. R. PARSONS, 110 Market street, agent..
DWELLING HOUSE POE SALE:
The subscriber offers for sale hic three.stovv,-.
DWELLING HOUSE, on Second street, below
alley, Harrisburg. .
ALSO—A part of his WHARF, on canal, above Ft
ap/3-dlw* GEO. W. HARRIi.
M ORTON'S UNRIVALLED SOLD
PEN.-FIRST QUALITY WARRANTED.
NONE BETTER IN THE WHOLE WORLD
A GREAT LUXURY:
PIRBONB in want of a superior and really gond co
rya will And with me a large assortment to select 1:ot
and have the privilege to exchange the Pens untilthe!:
hand is perfectly suited. And if by fair means tha,
mond points break off during twelve months, the r e .
chaser shall have the privilege to select a new op
without any charge.
I have very good Gold Pens, made by Mr. Mottas,a;
warranted, in strong silver-plated oases, for G. it
ror sale at
No. 18 Market Street, Harrisburg, Ps
THE NATIONAL ALMANAC AN
ANNUAL RECORD for 1863, for sale at
$ 0 L*6.R MATCHES!
PIETY GROSS of the above Superior Matrho,v
calved, and for sale by WM. DOCK, SR., ot, 00