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vened for the purpose of proposing such amend
ments to the Federal Constitution as experi
ence has proved to be necessary to maintain
that instrument in the spirit and meaning in
tended by its founders and to provide against
future convulsions and wars.
Twelfth. That this General Assembly con
demns and denounces the faults of the admin
istration and the encroachments of the Aboli
tionists; it does also most thoroughly condemn
and denounce the heresy of secession as un
warranted by the Constitution and destructive
alike of the security and perpetuity of the
Government and of the peace and liberty of
the people; and it does hereby most solemnly
declare that the people of this State are unal
terably opposed to any division of the Union,
and will persistently exert their whole influ
ence and power under the Constitution to main
tain and defend it.
Thirteenth. That the laws of this State must
be maintained and enforced, and that it is the
duty of the constituted authorities of the State
to see t 3 it that, by all constitutional means,
this indispensable end shall be attained.
Fourteenth. That copies of these resolutions
be forwarded to the President of the United
States, to the Governors of the several States,
acknowledging the Federal authority, and to
our Senators and Representatives in Congress.
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Democratic County Convention.
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Joint Resolutions on the State of the
We print to-day the above resolutions in
their amended form as they were acted upon
in the lower House on Monday. They will be
found to differ in some particulars with the
draft which has been already hastily submit
ted to the press and published throughout the
State. Substantially the same as those of
Kentucky, the sense and spirit of these reso
lutions will commend - themselves to every con
servative man among us. Dealing principally
in fundamental and vital doctrines, they will
form the basis of the conservative platform in
our coming contest with the radicals—a firm,
est%blished rule of action for the future course
of the conservative party. We cannot com
mend too highly their tone and tenor, the ad
mirable diction and the profound impressive
ness which pervades them throughout; while
the meek selection of the very words to express
our sentimete which the Border States conser
vatives have chosen will indi.late a hearty and
unfaltering purpose on our part to stand by
them faithfully in the fearful struggle through
which the nation is passing, against its alien
and domestic foes.
A more careful digest of the doctrines laid
down in this expression of our party policy is
reserved, on account of the press of matter on
hand to-day, to future occasions. We gladly
accept and fully endorse all these resolutions
express, and we commend them, finally, to the
serious consideration of our readers ; they are
sound, adequate, temperate and just; to such
doctrines we may safely and honorably swear
the lasting allegiance of all the true and sin
cerely conservative people of the North.
THE NEW EMANOIPATIoN SCHEME.—WO pub
lished some time since a synopsis of the eman
cipation colinizatien scheme as proposed to
and approved by President Lincoln, viz : that
which proposes to establish a new colony in
Hayti of such contrabands as are disposed to
try their luck or fortune in a strange land. A
few days sines the British brig Ocean Ranger
was chartered by Paul S. Forbes, Esq., of the
Colonization Society, for the purpose of con
veying the contrabands from Fortress Monroe
to the Island, and she is now in Hampton
Roads with about 660 contrabands on board;
and would have immediate dispatch.
It is understood that each negro will receive
the sum of $8 per month for his labor, during
the period of the ensuing five years ; and af
terwards will be added to his receipts a quota
of such field produce as he shall have been
instrumental in raising. Another vessel will
soon leave for the Island laden with stores for
the Ethiopic adventurers—all of whom seem
perfectly willing to go to the place.
Will anybody tell us where the authority
comes from (under the Constitution) by virtue
of which Abraham Lincoln contracts to trans
port these contrabands to Hayti and pay them
$8 00 per month for five years from the pub
lic treasure ? Or must we add this to the al
ready large catalogue of violations of the
Constitution, an act of Abolition fanaticism,
an exercise of power in defiance of law - and
justice ? It seems to be the determination of
this miserable administration to do everything
that a wise administration would not do—to
write despotism and folly upon every measure
of its policy.
In addition to this Hayden colonisation
scheme, the administration seems to be eaten
sively engaged in kindred schemes of a domes
tic nature. The Philadelphia Evening Journal
says : The administration having a plenty of
spare time on its hands while vigorously prose
cuting the prolongation of the war, is going
into the plantation business. It is about orga
nizing regiments of male negroes at the West
and working gangs of negro women and chil
dren for agricultural purposes at Helena, Ark.,
Island No. 10, besides colonies for Texas.
,ON ' S POST . RO' . 'RI
We published yesterday the report of the
select committee of the House of Representa-
tives on Postmaster Bergner's accounts, and
now give our readers the most pertinent parts
of the testimony on which the report was
In considering this testimony it will be well
to remember that it is furnished by clerks in
the post office, dependent upon Mr. Bergner
for their situations, and that the chief clerk is
Mr. Bergner's brother-in-law. Mr. J. Wesley
Reese being sworn, testifies as follows :
Question. Do you reside in Harrisburg Y.
Answer. Yes, sir.
Q. Are you connected with the post office in
this city ?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What are your duties ?
A. Delivery clerk.
Q. In preparing mail matter for mailing, by
whom are the stamps placed on those docu
A. The stamps-are canceled before pla . cing
them on the documents. Stamps are delivered
to me by the chief clerk. After they are can
celed and dried they are placed in the drawer
before they are placed on the documents.
Q. How are they canceled?
A. I generally use a small brush, dipping
it into ink, crossing the stamp crosswise.
Q. Who have access to the stamps ?
A. Everybody in the office. They are
charged to me, and I keep an account of them,
all that are.delivered to me. When the chief
clerk gives me the stamps, he says here are so
many for the House and so many for the Sen
Q. Do you ascertain the value of the stamps
A. I have to know as they are charged to
me on the books as I count the sheets.
-Q. Do you continue in charge of the stamps
until they are used up 7
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What disposition is made of the noon
canceled stamps left over?
A. A past of these stamps, are left uncan
celed over night after they have boen charged .
Q. Did you ever count them ?
A. I did count them frequently, but did not
make a regular practice of doing so.
Q. Where do you place those stamps which
were left over night uncanceled?
A. They are left exposed on the counter.
Q. Did you ever miss any of those stamps
which were left in that way ?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What amount of stamps did you ever miss
at ore time ?
A. Sixty dollars worth. Twenty sheets of
three cent stamps ; about a month ago—not
over six weeks.
Q. Did:you ever miss stamps more than once;
when, and if so hew often ?
A. I did, but cannot tell how often.
Q. Did you ever miss them more than once
during the present session of the Legislature ?
A. I did.
Q. Have you any knowledge what became
of these stamps ?
A. I informed the chief clerk of the amount
missing next morning after the stamps had
been taken, and he asked Mr. Bergner if he
took any of the stamps. The chief clerk told
me that Mr. Bergner said he took the stamps.
Q. What amount of stamps have you missed
during the present session of the Legislature ?
A. About three hundred dollars.
Q. You stated that those stamps were charged
to you ; in what way do you balance that ac
A. There are so many stamps charged to me;
then the chief clerk tells me how many to
charge to the House_ and how many to the
Senate, and then I count the amount of stamps
and see if they are of the same amount he has
charged me with, and then charge the same to
the House and Senate.
Q. How are the accounts generally made up
against the Legislature ?
A. From my book and the chief clerk's.
Q. Have any of the missing stamps ever
been returned to you after being charged ?
A. Not to my knowledge.
Q. Did the chief clerk tell you what Mr.
Bergner said he did with those stamps which
he said he had taken from those charged to
the Legislature ?
A. He said he had given them to the mem
bers of the Legislature.
Q. Are all the stamps charged by you charged
to the House, included in the monthly account
for postage against the House ?
A. Yea, sir.
Q. Is it any part of your duty to place
stamps on mail matter ?
A. It is, after the office is closed.
Q. Do you know how it is that so much ir
regularity occurs in the stamping of mail mat
A. By the number of papers not being
marked ; it is accidental.
Q. Did you ever have any conversation with
Mr. Bergner about the missing stamps ?
A. No, sir. •
Q. What is the name of the chief clerk ?
A. Henry Uhler.
Q. Are you still employel as a clerk in the
poet office ?
A. Yes, sir. •
Q. Is it possible that the canceled stamps
for the Legislature can be used -for any other
A. They could.
Q. Did you ever miss any of the canceled
stamps out of your drawer?
A. No, sir.
Q. Please explain how they could be used ?
A. They could be put on other mail matter
than that belonging to the Legislature.
Q. Do you know if it ever has been done ?
A. No, sir—not to my knowledge.
Q. Is the manner of canceling stamps for
use on legislative mail matter the same as
other mail matter ?
A. No, sir.
Q. State the difference?
A. The stamps used for legislative matter
are canceled with brush and 'writing ink by a
cross, and on other matter by printer's ink
with a stamp.
Q. What amount of stamps does the chief
clerk deliver you at one time ?
A. From one to four hundred dollars.
Q. Were the stamps missed by you missed
from those charged to the House alone, or from
the House and Senate jointly?
A. From both
Q- What proportion, or as near as you can
tell, were missed from those charged to each
A. About two hundred dollars from the
House and one hundred from the Senate.
Q. Is it customary for you to receive mail
matter from the Legislature that. has postage
stamps on it?
A. It is; Ido not see all the mail matter ;
I have frequently seen letters having on them
postage stamps as high as a dollar each, not,
Q Can you tell, Mr. Reese, whither these
letters having stamps on them belong to the
Legislature, and how ?
A. Yea, air, by reference to their envelope,
having the legislative stamp on them.
Q. Could there not have been a larger
amount of stamps taken without you knowing
A. Yes, sir.
Q. 'When left over uneaneeled are they ac
cessible to all persons in the office?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Does Mr. Bergner keep his own stamps
under lock and key ?
A. Yee, sir.
Q. Are any other stamps in the office except
those charged the Legislature kept exposed ?
A. They are all kept under lock and key
except those charged to the Legislature.
P. Has Mr. Bergner ever cautioned you
against leaving the stamps thus exposed?
A. No, sir.
Q. Has be ever requested you to leave them
on the counter in that way ?
A. Ne, sir.
Q. Are they frequently left that way ?
A. Occasionally; can't say how often.
Q. Has any person access to these stamps
except persons connected, with the post office ?
A- No, sir.
Q. How long have you been a clerk in the
post office ?
A. Two years next May or June.
This testimony is corroborated by several
other witnesses, and, shows the loose and care
less manner in which the State accounts were
kept and the business transacted. Stamps
amounting to several hundred dollars at a time
were charged to the State and placed upon the
counter, subject to be used by any person in
the office for their own private purposes, or for
stamping other than legislative mail matter,
while the stamps not charged to the State were
securely locked in the safe or in Mr. Bergner's
' Mr. Uhler, chief clerk, brother-in-law of
Mr. Bergner, testifies as follows :
Q. If these stamps are taken by any person
for ether than Legislative use would they be
lost to the State ?
A. Certainly they would.
Q. Do you know of any canceled Legislative
stamps being used on any other mail matter
than that belonging to the legislature ?
A. I have known a few used on other mail
matter. Sometimes the clerks would find a
few documents in the legislative mailbags not
¬ed or franked; the clerks would some
times take these and endorse them themselves
and put legislative stamps on them; or some
times in writing a letter they would use a le
gislative stamp, although it was not customary
as a general thing.
Q. Did you know that Mr. Bergner ever
used any of these Legislative stamps for any
other purpose than for documents belonging to
the Legislature ?-
A. He did use some along with the clerks.
From this it is clear that some stamps were
used by Mr. Bergner and his clerks for other
than legislative use, and the State robbed to
that extent. The committee could not ascer
tain the amount thus fraudulently taken, but
it is fair to presume that they took all that
their business wants required.
Aside from this, it is shown by the testimony
of Mr. Reese that Mr. Bergner took about three
hundred dollars' worth of stamps, charged to and
belonging to the State, and looked them up - in
his private desk. Mr. Bergner claimed to
have given these stamps to members of the
Legislature, but failed to produce any testi
mony on that point, except that of Mr. Joseph
Moore, which only accounts for a few dollars.
The testimony cf Mr. Moore is as follows :
Q Do you know of Mr. Bergner giving any
postage stamps to members of the Legislature?
A. I do not.
Q. Do you know whether Mr. Bergner let
members have stamps this session ?
A. I don't—but received some myself. I
went to the poet office and asked Mr, Bergner
for some stamps, and I suppose I may have re
ceived a hundred or so. Judging from the
custom last winter, I could see no impropriety
whether I used a frank or stamp.
Q. When did you receive those stamps ?
A. I cannot fix the date, but I suppose within
a month after the commencement of this ses
Q. Did you receive stamps more than once du
ring the present session
A. I think on two occasions I did receive
Q. (By Mr. Bergner.) What amount'of stamps
did you receive at one time, and of what de'-
nomination ? '
A. I received them in an envelope ; there
might have been one hundred tamp at a
time '• never received any higher in value than
3-cen t stamps.
Q. From whom did you receive these stamps?
A. I applied to Mr. Bergner for them, and
received them from him.
Q. Have you heard other members say they
had received stamps ?
A. I did not, but presume it was so, as it
was the custom last year.
We understand that some testimony, in re
ference to the accounts of last year, of a still
more damaging character, was offered to the
committee, but they were obliged to exclude
it, because the resolution of the House con
fined them to the accounts of the present year.
The committee not being able, during the
short time they had for investigation, to ascer
tain the amount of which the State had been
robbed, did not feel justified in forcing Mr;
Bergner to carry back to the State treasury
the money he had plundered from it, as was
done by a former Auditor General.
In all ages of the past, corruption and
fraud, and licentiousness, have marked the
beginning of the downfall of States and ea
-pires, and there is nothing in our own day,
which so much grieves the heart of the true
patriot and makes him despair of his country,
as the corruptions daily practiced by members
of the party in power, and which go unwhipt
of justice. In the pure days of the past, if a
person was convicted of fraud or wrong he was
abandoned at once by his party, and given up
to punishment, but now, if the individual is an
unquestioned supporter of the administration
—a - good Abolitionist—a zealous partisan—all
his political associates rally around him, and
the higher the crime the greater their efforts
to screen the criminal. Investigation after
investigation has been had at Baltimore. New
York, St. Louis, and other places, and in each
instance it was proven that the government
had been robbed and plundered by millions,
and yet we have not heard of a single instance
in which these criminals have been punished. '
No wonder that as a nation we are_ being
scourged by Providence, when our men in high -
places connive at fraud and wink.at crime.
In times past men were selected for office on
account of their high character for integrity,
their great ability and their honest and patri
otic purposes; but now trickery, imbecility
and fanaticism rule the land, while grieved
patriotism weeps over the degeneracy of the
people and mourns its inability to save the
nation from destruction. From our own State
a man whose whole life has been stained by
dishonorable practices was first made Secre-
tary of War, theneMinieter to a foreign Court,
and finally returning to his native State, as a
crowning act of infamy, endeavored to Corrupt
the Legislature and procure his election to the
United States Senate by bribery ! and yet his
own party, as represented in the Legislature,
with the single exception of Mr. Laporte,
cling to him the closer. In fine, he was nomi
nated in the Republican caucus because it was
believed he could yy a Democrat to vote for him,
thus implicating their whole party in the
crime he contemplated.
" Oh Portius !
Is there not some secret curse,
Some hidden thunders in the stores of !leaven,
Bed with uncommon wrath, to blast-the men
Who owe Melt greatnese to their country's ruin."
Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry.
If the following communication, mailed to us
from Washington, tells the truth, the 18th Pa.
cavalry are in a bad condition, and the influence
of those whose voices are potential.with the
State and National Governments should be ex
erted to relieve them. If, on the contrary, the
facts are not as stated, the true condition of
the regiment should be made known, and the
reasons for some of the circumstances men
tioned by our correspondent given to the pub
lio, who feel an interest in the welfare of all
our gallant soldiers and cannot hear of their
being abused or imposed upon without remon
strating against it
Editors Patriot and Union :
Thinking that we, as a body, might be ena
bled to get a word before the public in your
journal, we send you the following:
The 18th Pennsylvania cavalry have been in
service some eight months-abeing the last cav
alry regiment that left Harrisburg under the
last call for troops by the U. S. Government.
While our regiment lay at Camp M'Clellan it
was composed of ten companies, which have
sines been increased to twelve, by the breaking
up of the Continental cavalry of Philadelphia,
at which time, now near six months ago, T.
111. Bryan, jr., was appointed Colonel. At the
time of his appointment Colonel Gowan, of your
city, was in command of the regiment, but has
since been dismissed from the service for a tri
vial offence. On the assumption of the com
mand by Colonel Bryan, he had us ordered to
the front to do picket and scouting duty at
(we can't make out the name, it looks
like Chantille,) on the Dull River Pike, beyond
Fairfax Court House, our arms then being 20
carbines to a company (carbines that three dif
ferent regiments had refused) and some con
demned sabres of a Pennsylvania regiment that
was here before us. We lay there some four
months, and then, by the order of Gen. Wynd
ham, were sent to Fairfax Court House, he
being aware that it was absolutely essential
that we should retire, or get good and sufficient
arms, which the Colonel was to see about, but
to which he paid no attention • although he
was but a short distance from th e Quartermas
ter's Department, as he boarded in Washington
for a period of four months, and during all that
time was with the' regiment but a day and a
half. In the meantime we lost about forty
men, (who were captured by the rebel guer
rilla, Captain Mosely,) and about one hundred
horses ; and all this because we were deficient
in arms, and that deficiency attributable to ne
glect of duty on the part of Colonel Bryan. This
man, who has the honor to command a Penna.
regiment was formerly attached to the 12th
Massachusetts, and was marked in that regi
ment For " weakness " at the battle of Cedar
Mountain. In consequence of this mark, pro
bably, he retired from the service of a State
that respects only brave men, and accepted the
command of the Pennsylvania 18th cavalry.—
Truly we are highly honored. The regiment
is now only spoken of as a brand and stigma
upon Stahl's division, and is to-day but little
better than a demoralized mob. Through the
influence of this accomplished and valiant Col
onel, a Lieutenant Colonel, Major and Adjutant
( men of disrepute in Philadelphia,) have
been commissioned in the regiment. They hold
their positions by the terror of the bayonet
alone, and are greeted with jeers and groans on
every public parade. Thus you see we sleep over
a smothered volcano—the line officers and pri
vates hating intensely the field officers, which
hatred they, on their part, recirocate. When
the occasion offers you need not be surprised
to hear of the re-enactment of the scene on the
Blackwater among the drafted men.
LINE OFFICERS AND PRIVATES
We give the above without any personal
knowledge of the facts, in order.that an oppor
tunity may be afforded to those who are in
position to ascertain the truth to do so, and
contradict them if false, or remove the wrongs
complained of if they really exist. Such feel
ings arthose portrayed in this communication
would, if they exist to any extent, ruin the best
army that was•ever organized.
NET'S OF T.HE DAY.
The most cheering news which we can pre
sent our readers to-day—after baying made
them gloomy by the sad reverses to our arms
recorded within the last two weeks—are the
election returns from various States and dis
'lto Democrats have elected Cothreu Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, on
a strictly party issue, by a majority of from
8,000 to 10,000. Milwaukee city and county
gave nearly 5,000 majority, electing nearly all
the Democratic nominees for the municipal
offices. La Crosse, Kenosha, and other large
towns hitherto generally Abolition have gone
the same way.
Detroit., Michigan, gives 700 Democratic
majority, and the State at large shows great
St. Paul, Minnesota, has gone Democratic,
under very discouraging circumstances.
Ohio, with the exception of Cincinnati, Cleve
land and a few other places, has made a clean
Democratic sweep; carrying the State by a
majority estimated .at 25,000 to 80,000—more
than three times as large as it was last fall.
The Democrats have earried Trenton, N. J.,
by a majority of about 400. Frank Mills is re
elected Mayor by a handso - me majority, and
the Democrats have carried five of the six
wards, electing their whole city ticket and
making a clean sweep.
In Connecticut the Monocrats have carried
Hartford by 450 majority—a gain of nearly 100
since the general election, when the Abolition
soldiers were sent home to vote—electing four
teen councilmen and three aldermen, to ten
Abolition councilmen and two aldermen. For
one alderman Ogre is a tie, WIN city of New
Haven has been carried by the Democrats by
180 more majority than Seymour received for
Gofernor. The State is to-day Democratic.
The Charter election in Albany, New York,
on Tuesday, terminated gloriously for the
Democoracy. The Argus, says the victory is
unexampled in their history. The Democrats
eleoted ten of the eleven aldermen and eight
of ten supervisors—every ward-but the Fourth
being Democratic, and the Abolition majority in
that ward being small. There were upwards
of 8,000 Totes polled, end the average Demo
cratic majority was 2,616. Bo we go. Depend
upon it "there's a-good time coming."
A Washington dispatch to the New York
There is reason to believe that the execution
of the Conscription act will be indefinitely
postponed. It was adopted as a measure of
precaution to meet emergencies. The opinion
has been openly expressed, by the highest
authorities of the Government, that the armies
already in the field are amply sufficient, and
that all that will be neccessary will be to fill
up - the depleted regiments by recruiting.
A dispatch from Charleston, April 12, to the
Richmond papers, says that on the night before
the steamer Stonewall Jackson, while attempt
ing to run the blockade, was chased and fired
upon by three or four of the Federal blocka
ders, and so badly injured that Captain Black
ran her on the beach and burned her. The
crew and passengers escaped in boats, saving
the mails and their personal effects. Her
cargo consisted of field artillery, two hundred
barrels of salt-petre, forty thousand army
shoes, and a large assortment of merchandise.
Nuw Yong, April 16.—1 n the case of the
prize steamer Peterhoff, the testimony was all
delivered to-day. Judge Betts ordered her
mail to be opened, but a dispatch from Wash
ington interdicted it. It is surmised that she
will be given up.
BOSTON, April 16.—A letter dated inside the
fort, at Washington, N. C., on the 10th, an
nounces the death of Dr. Ware, Stirgeon of the
44th Massachusetts volunteers.
The writer expresses confidence in ther abil
ity to hold out until reinforcements arrive.
NEW YomE, April 16.—The cloth factory
establishment of Winder & Co., on 87th street,
was destroyed by fire to-day. The loss, which
amounted to $12,000, was insured.
'There is only one class of newspapers in
the North - which is giving encouragement to
the rebels ; and this class embraces sueh pa
pers as the Providence Journal, which are con
stantly asserting that the Democrats of the
North are disloyal, and that their sympathies
are on, side of Jeff. Davis in this terrible strug
gle. ,They are the croakers. They are the
men who are strengthening the hands of the
rebel President and weakening the hands of
our own. They sing out—'lt is all right—on
to Richmond!' They told us when Burnside
succeeded McClellan we should have Richmond
in thirty days. They predicted the opening
of the Mississippi in ten days from the depart
ure orGeneral Grant from Memphis. They
were going to have Texas as soon as Banks,
with his immense expeditisn, could reach New
Orleans and take a fresh start in that direction.
They would capture Savannah and Charleston
and Mobile in sixty days. Aosecrans, when
he left Nashville, was to march right through
Tennessee, and cut rebeldom into halves. - Fos
ter was to march up through North Carolina,
bag the rebel troops in that State, attack Rich
mond from the south, if indeed Burnside or
Hooker had not already captured it. * * *
But who was right? Have one of these pre
dictions been realized ? NOT ONE ! These pro
phets have proved to be false prophets, and
THEY have discouraged the people. The people
are tired of being promised victories and only
getting defeat. As Mr. Greeley truly says,
they are tired of raising large armies and 'see
ing them dwindle away without accomplishing
anything. What we most need, said Mr. Lin
coln, not long ttgo, is military success—a tri
umph of Union arms. But we say the people
would have borne delay and disaster patiently,
and have worked right on cheerfully, if they
had not been so confidently assured of an easy
victory. "It is disappointment that is crushing
their hearts ; disappointment growing out of
the silly predictions and promises of ignorant,
reckless and bitter Republican editors and po
liticians. "—Providence Post.
TIIB "DEVIL. "—Here is a description of the
mysterious thing called the "Devil," which
the Confederates captured from our fleet at
"An iron frame floated to the water edge by
pontoons, is pushed ahead , of the Monitor as
she runs in. Its length from the bow of the
Monitor is from twenty to thirty feet. An
aperture is made next to the vessel, of the
shape of her bows, intended to receive it. The
breadth of the •obstruction remover" is twelve
feet. From each side of the extremity a strong
iron bar or shaft 7111113 down also twelve feet,
the Monitor drawing from eight to ten feet of
water, thus rendering it impossible for any
torpedoes over which this "obstruction-remov
er" passes to injure the vessel.
"A number of iron bars are used, not only
to form the net work so as to either push for
ward or explode every torpedo less than twelve
feet under water, but also to strengthen and
steady the masts. At the bottom a heavy tie
bar unites these two vertical rods, upon which
rests the percussion torpedo, containing seven
hundred pounds of powder. Above this is a
hammer which catches in a spring so stiff as to
require two men to set it, but constructed so
that the lever which protrudes in front, form
ing the handle or other end of the hammer,
will cause the spring to give with little pres
sure. This is to remove piles."
This "Devil" was invented by Captain ER
ICSSON at New York, to clear channels of tor
pedoes and other obstructions. He sent four
of the machines down, but three were lost in
a gale. The other arrived safely at Hilton
NE,GROESIN THE Hosprram. - -Everything, it
seems, is to give way to the negro. Heretofore
when a poor soldier lay sick and wounded, his
wants were attended to by a whitb man, but
now, it seems, a negro is to do it. The gov
ernment, by the following order, circulated in
the hospitals, underbids white labor, and vio
lates existing yearly contracts with nurses.—
We understand that negroes are being em
ployed in several of our hospitals, and before
long will drive white nurses from them all :
MEDICAL DIRECTOR'S OPTICS, Middle Depr't,
Baltimore, Md., April 5, 1863. $
CIRCULAR, No. 17.—The Surgeon General
has directed the compensation of contract nur
ses to be hereafter $l3 per month, (heretofere
it was $20,) with one ration in kind and $3 in
clothing. Existing contracts at a greater compen
sation, must be altered to the above standard, and
nurses unwilling to serve at this reduced rate,
will have their contracts sent in for annul
Colored nurses may be allowed $lO per month
with one ration without clothing.
Medical officers in charge of hospitals are
charged with the prompt execution of this
J. &Arson, Surgeon U. S. A.,
A CHAPLAIN DISMISSED FOR SPEAKING WELL
OF GEN. MCCLELLAN.—The Falmouth corres
pondent of the Providence Journal informs the
good people of Rhode Island that the Rev. P.
IL, Darkbard, chaplain to the first regiment U.
S. Dragoons, has been dismissed from the ser
vice by the President. The cause of this un
ceremonious treatment was a speech which
the reverend gentleman made to his former
congregation at Schenectady, N. Y., in which
he depicted the dangers he had passed, and
incidentally alluded to." Gen. McClellan's high
military qualities." For this he was summa
The digitisesl from tie service of Lieut. Ed.
garly, for voting the Democratic ticket, is a
worthy counterpart to this manifestation of
Presidential displeasure. The New York
Staata Zeifung calls these proceedings a a
means of encouraging enlistments."—Age.
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at par in sums to suit purchasers, •
The interest on these bonds is six per cent., and will
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WANTED.—A careful white nurse to
attend upon an aged, bed-ridden lady. She re
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confinement by day and frevently l o ss o f r e li t by El fgh , ;.
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Harrisburg, April 16, 1863-tf
Ridge Avenue, corner of Broad street,
The undersigned informs the public that he has re
cantly renovated and refitted his well-known Union
Hotel" on Ridge avenue, near the Round Rouge, and is
prepared to accommodate CitiZ MIN strangers and travel
ers in the beet style, at moderate rates.
His table will be supplied with the best the markets
afford, and at his bar will be found superior brands of
liquors and malt beverages. The very -best accommo
dations for railroaders employed at the shops in this
vicinity. HENRY BOSTGEN.
pENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD !
SUMMER TIME TABLE.'
FIVE TIM DAILY TO & FROM PIIILIDELPIIII
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1563,
The Passenger Trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company will depart from and arrive at Harrisburg and
Philadelphia as follows :
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harrisburg
daily at 2.00 a. m., and arrives at West Philadelphia at
6.10 a. m.
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg daily (except Monday)
at 6.45 a. and arrives at West Philadelphia at 9.L5
a. m. Passengers take breakfast at Lancaster.
WAY ACCOMMODATION, via Mount .Toy, leavee
Harrisburg at 7.00 a. m., and arrives at West Philadel
phia at 12.25 p. m.
FAST MAIL TRAIN leaven Harrisburg daily (ex
iept Sunday) at 1.00 p. ia. 3 and arrives at West Phila
delphia at 5.00 p.m.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, via Co
lumbia, leaves Harrisburg at 4.00 p, as., and arrives it
West Philadelphia at 9.30 p. m.
BALTIMORE EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harrisburg
daily (except Monday) at 200 a. m A.1t00nt47.15 a 110 • t
take breakfast, and arrive!' at Pittsburg at 12.00• noon.
PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harris
burg daily at 8.00 a. m., Altoona at 8 00 a.m., take break
fast, and arrives at Pittsburg at 12.30 p. in.
MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg at 1.10 p. in., Al
toona at 7.15 p. m. , take supper, and arrives at Pittsburg
at 12.30 al m.
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg 3.50 p. m., Altoona
8.35 p. m., and arrives at Pittsburg at 1.00 a. tu. •
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves
Philadelphia at 2.80 p, m., and arriTee at nantsbarg at
8.00 p. m.
WAY ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves Philadel
phia at 4.00 p. m., and arrives at Harrisburg at 9.40
P. Int This train runs via Mount Joy.
SAMUEL D. YOUNG,
Superintendent Middle Div. PennPa E. B.
Harrisburg, April 16, 1863 —dtf .
NOTICE TO CAPITALISTS.'
A VALUABLE INVESTMENT OFFERED-
The undeisigned offers for mile FIVE HUNDRED
AND EIGHTY THREE ACRES of exeellent COAL
LA.NDS, contain;ng the entire 'Allegheny coal mines.
situated In Washington township, Cambria county.
A vein of h ur feet in thickness has been opened and le
now being worked In three place.. The Pennsylvania
Central railroad rune through the tract and along aide
of these openings. Samples furnished on application
to the prnprieter. Reference as to quality may be bad
by applying to 0. W. Barnes, Philadelphia, John W.
Wooster, DULICIIIIIIOII iron wOrka, or In °Lowland, Ohio.
Hemlock P. 0.,
Cambria county, Pa.