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Speech of William A. Stokes, Esq
A very able speech, recently delivered by
this gentleman, will be found in our columns.
It is only necessary to mention the fact to at
tract to it the attention it so well deserves.
Fourteenth Senatorial District.
The Democratic conferees from the counties
of Cumberland, Perry, Juniata and Mifflin,
comprising the Fourteenth Senatorial District,
met on Friday, the 24th, at Newport, Perry
county, and elected Dr. E. D. Crawford Sena
tole' 1 delegate to the 17th of June Democratic
The Deacon concludes his defense of Colonel
Patterson in these words :
" Let those who assail him remember this,
because it is the judgment of the men of this
community who are not traitors, or ,who are
not themselves knaves."
We are afaid the last clause of the paragraph
excludes the Deacon from the number of those
worthy burghers who have passed judgment
upon the gay Colonel_
Tan Deacon stands up bravely for Bench and
Pulpit politics, the Devil backs the Deacon,
and John J. Patterson looms up in the back
ground as bottle-holder. This party "has no
relish of salvation in it." The Deacon has a
postage-stamp "reputation," garnished with
divers et ceterae, - which, as he truly observes,
nothing which we can say is likely to "affect."
It will last his life-time, and, after that, the
friend whom he se faithfully serves in this
World - will take care of it in the next. As for
the Deacon's friend, John J., truly he is a
Model man, a charming creature, a sweet in
nocent, about whom the virtues cluster so
thickly that it is no wonder the Deacon ad
mires him. And he is, besides, a man of
veracity—in this particular virtue excelling
the Deacon—for did he not promise Boyer that
he would "swear it through," and didn't he
do it like a gentleman Y What business have
we to meddle with such a party? Truly none.
The Deacon, the Devil and John J. Patterson
are too many for us. In our younger days we
might have been foolish enough to tilt with
them—but not now. We are old. and wary,
and seeing the political Bench and 'Pulpit so
intrenched and defended, we shall use discre
tion instead of valor, and withdraw from the
unequal contest, charitably hoping the Devil
may get "his due," which, if it should so hap
pen, we doubt not will embrace the whole
Tug snm and substance of all the speeches
made at Union League gatherings, the backbone
thews and sinews of every Abolition editorial is,
that this war is to be "prosecuted to the iloody
and bitter end"—that it is to be "fought out"
—that there is to be no effort at peace until
the rebellious States are subjugated, reduced
to dependent provinces, held in check by bay
onets and governed by military satraps, ap
pointed by the President, and slavery wiped
out. This is the chorus shouted, in the highest
key, from the White House on the banks of the
Potomac to the granite hills of New Hamp
shire and green mountains of Vermont, by
every officer of the government, every pur
loiner of the public funds, every prostitutor of
religion and morality, sense and decency, pa
triotism and principle, that claims space under
the revolutionary, triasonable and bloody hau
nt'. of Abolitionism.
Now, the question is, Why don't they do
what they profess so loudly their inclination
to do ? Why don't they fight it out ? Who
hinders them ? They have the whole govern
ment in their hands—they have an army num
bering hundreds of thousands of brave men—
they have a carte blanche from Congress to man
ufacture as many hundreds of millions of dol
lars as they want—they have a President inns
ted with dictatorial and despotic powers—why
don't they push the war ? why don't they crush
the rebellion, subjugate the South, and free
the negroes ? Who hinders them ? They have
everything in their own hands, and it is con
temptible to bellow and blow, to fume and fuss
and brag and bluster, and never make even an
attempt deserving the name to do what they
tell us they have determined upon and are go
ing to do.
The truth is, they are a set of arrant impos
tors—the President and all of them—and de
ems's a sousing in cold water or half a day in the
pillory for their cant and hypocrisy, It requires
nothing but sheer impudence and a glib tongue
to tell the nation what they propose to do, but
it requires patriotism, and brains, and honetity,
and firmness to do what ought to be done—and
in all these they are deficient; therefore, no
thing is done; therefore, rebellion flourishes
and ruin threatens, while these fools and im
postors talk and swagger.
A lawyer has been arrested in Washington
for speculating on the bodies of dead soldiers.
He would write to bereaved friends, offer to
forward the "departed," pocket the fees in
advance, and then send any corpse he could
A Splendid Army.
The Telegraph indorses, by giving it a place
under its editorial head, an article from the
Nashville Union, in which occur the following
"We go for using every instrument and
agent which we may find effective in extermi
nating treason and traitors. If we had the
power we would marshal all the eagles, vul
tures and vampyres of the air, all the serpents
and wild beasts of the earth, all the sharks,
sea-snakes and leviathans of the briny deep,
all the lava imprisoned in the breasts of volca
noes, all the pestilence of box, all
the angels in heaven, all the devils in hell, to
put down forever the infernal crusade against
humanity, led on by Jeff. Davis and his myr
"The people are kicking fastidious objec
tions and delicate scruples to the wind, and
wherever they see a rebel head they intend to
hit it, with the first club or brickbat that is at
A splendid army I An army appropriate to
the purposes of those who 'impose it. All it,
will need to make it not only effective but
irresistible, is the aid of Adjutant General
Thomas in its organization, and then the right
kind of officers to command it. We propose
Milroy as commander of the First corps, to in
clude the "eagles, vultures, vampyres, ser
pents and wild beasts "—Halleck as chief of
the Second corps, 't < sharks, sea snakes, levia
thans," &c.—Hunter and Schenk for the legion
comprising " all the evils of Pandora's box "
Cheever and Beecher for the Heavenly host—
and Tim Lane, of Kansas, for the infernal bat
talions, leader and commander of " all the
devils in hell." With such a host and such
officers, fitted by nature and education to lead
them, we have no doubt the policy of the ad
ministration could be carried out to its legiti
mate results, unless the "angels of Heaven"
should revolt, which we think they would be
fore the bloody purposes and despotic designs
of the party in power were half consummated.
This would be the only danger, and against it
the commanders whom we have designated,
Cheever and Beecher, must provide.
We deny the fact stated in the second para
graph which we have quoted. It is not the
" people," but the administration, the politi
cians, the contractors of every description, the
cormorants and thieves who are depleting the
national treasury of hundreds of millions of
dollars, who " are kicking fastidious objections
and delicate scruples to the wind," and batter
ing out, with whatsoever weapons they can
seize, not the brains of the rebels, but the life
of the nation. Had it been their purpose sim
ply to suppress the rebellon, they have had
ample means placed in their hands by a gen
erous and loyal people to have done it long
ago—and yet, for ought we can see to the con
trary, there is as much brain, and blood and
vigor in the rebellion now as there ever was,
while the Constitutional foundations of our
own incomparable government have been in
sidiously sapped, the laws trampled upon, per
sonal freedom and the liberty of the press cir
cumscribed and in many instances suppressed
—and all the power and means entrusted to
the national authorities to crush out armed
treason and restore the Union, has been wick
edly and unscrupulously used to destroy the
Union, change the character or the govern
ment, reduce the people to a state of compara
tive vassalage and quench forever the light of
liberty. We use not these expressions, ex
treme as some may consider them, for any
narrow party purpose to injure the adminis
tration—but because they are necessary to
convey forcibly to the public mind a truth
which seems clear to us, that this administra
tien has departed from the safe doctrines of
the fathers and is practising abominations,
pursuing a policy which has for its purpose the
overthrow of the government and the enslave
ment of the people. Those who differ from us
now; and see the future "through a glass
dimly," will have a clearer vision after a while,
when, perhaps, it will be too late, and blind
ness would be a blessing.
""Now You See It, and Now You Don't."
The administration gamblers at Washington
play the thimble game to perfection. It is
hard to tell how many contractors, high officers
and officials of every degree have been detec
ted swindling the treasury and exposed by
Congressional committees and through the
press. But. bow many have been punished ?
Not one that we know of. A great funs is
generally made at first, when the crime is dis
covered, much talk about criminal prosecution,
compelling the culprits to disgorge, &c., but
there the matter has always ended. They talk
a great deal about hanging traitors, but we
haven't heard of their hanging any yet. Some
time ago it is said Col. Scott was detected hold
ing treasonable correspondence :with the en
emy. The cm was made dear to the admin
istration, but instead of hanging him they sent
him to Europe on half-pay. Adjutant General
Thomas has long been suspected of—nay, he
has even been charged with—disloyalty and
improper communication with the rebels, but
instead of trying him for treason he has been
retained in office, and recently sent into Lou
isiana as the trusted agent of the administra
tion to organize black regiments, and threaten
white officers and soldiers with instantaneous
and disgraceful dismissal from the service if
they refuse to acquiesce in the policy, or ven
ture to treat with indignity or impolite
ness any of the pet Sambos in uniform.
The latest case we have is the arrest,
by Col. Baker, on Sunday last, (18th,) of Jas.
L. Addison, for thirty years a clerk in the
War Department, and more recently, say for a
year or two past, chief clerk in the Adjutant
General's office, and Anthony Addison, his
brother, chief clerk in the Pension Bureau.
Efforts have been made, (it is said,) since the
commencement of the war, to ascertain who
were the traitors in Washington through whom
the rebels received information of all our con
templated important army movements. Watch,
it is said, was set ever several, and finally it
was announced in Thursday's New York pa
pers that the two clerks named were arrested,
having been naught carrying rebel mails. The
Philadelphia Inquirer announced the same fact
on the authority of its Washington correspon
dent, giving a history of the whole affair, in
cluding the arrest of Rev. John Martin and
family and a certain Capt. Henry Williams, Of
the rebel service, a lover of one of the Misses
Martin. From this account we learn that the
Clerks Addison both own farms in Mars land,
and keep up nearly daily communication with
carriages, and, as other accounts allege, carry
ing information and rebel mails to their friends
in Seoessia. When these arrests were made and
the fact announced that the prisone • ere
"caught carrying the mails," we thong , ely
now we have them, and at length the t'" , try
will be gratifed by the hanging of a ei . , e of
traitors. But, alas! how uncertain are ; - ~ an
affairs—especially how uncertain is eve in g
that depends upon the action of the Wasc;! ton
officials when treason is involved. " ' ! you
see it, and now you don't." These cle: f in
stead of being confined in prison fof a or
six months without a. hearing, as mar nllO
- persons have been, it appears have . a dy
had the affair investigated and obtain , ,'_offi
cial whitewashing. The New York .11' ,, of
the 24th contains the following ant ' its
Washington items :
" Mr. James L. Addison, chief elerh ,S he
Adjutant General's office, and Author:. di
eon, chief clerk of the Pension office, A, re
arrested on the charge of conveying l to
Rev. John Martin, who was detected: T`. '-
warding letters clandestinely into r 4 qn
have been released from arrest. It wt 1 ,
that, as an act of neighborly kindne.
gentlemen have for years been in the ; of
taking home with them every night th rs
in the post office here address to their ne, 8,
among whom is .Minister Martin. T as
their only connection with Martin's n
able postal practice."
It is safe to say that nobody connec 'th
the administration will be hanged for 11.
They are all traitors and have a fellow kg.
It is only Democrats who are true to th in
ciples and loyal to the Constitution w 'rid
in any danger of dungeons or hemp.
This man, having a military ethic: olnd
being, in some sort, a soldier, exp bI in
bold language, a purpose which the 118 -
tration and the whole radical Abolit' rty
have at heart, when he declared, in Oster
to the New York Leaguers, that the arOter
having crushed the rebellion in thii` , ith,
would "place their heels upon the neadeglk
ing traitors in the North"—meaning thetWlhe
heads of those politically opposed tAbd
ministration; for, unless such opporp o il be
treason, there is no treason, at least we
know of, "in the North." This blocitlyn
timent of the General-in-Chief has b '•ay
commented, on by the Democratic pres .1 a
few, very few moderate Republican *Ala
have condemned it. But the bolds '.all
commentators, outside the Democratity,
is Prentice, of the Louisville Journ ho
"When language such as this was u v
eral weeks ago by a certain General sy,
we denounced it as infamous, and held , to
the execration of the people. We no ''ith
additional stress, apply to the langt of
General Halleck what we then said of t n
guage of General Milroy. It is unspes ly
infamous, and deserves, as it will receiv tqe
heartfelt execration of the people. Not '
the people, nor should they, rest conten wit
simple execration, however deep and bu ine
they will, as they should, ay, as they m t, if
they would live a free people, address on
selves with new earnestness and resolutii to
the great work of putting down at the 'pot-.
box the destructive and infernal party of T'hich
General Halleck is a worthy chief. Thitiwork
is indispensable to the national salVatioin - La
the language of General Halleck, and dialler
like manifestations of radical guilt and folly,
but nerve the 'people to perform with bolds
energy and with loftier zeal the indispensabl ,
work. Such manifestations, as we are we
assured, can have no other effect; and, in th
point of view, they are fraught with' hr
rather than with despair. Whom the gc
would destroy they first make mad. And.
requires no stretch of fancy to see in this;
gitious conduct of the radicals the madrs
which hearalds their own destruction." L
For the Patriot and U 1154
INCAPACITY OP NEW ENGLAND dir-
ERALS DURING THE REBELLIC4-
MR. EDITOR :--In my last COMMIMIC IL
upon the incapacity of New England Gen ' s,
exhibited during the rebellion, I state
there was but one left to discuss—GeEral
Hooker, and the reason given for not dobiso,
viz : his being now on trial for carte i as
commander-in-ohief of the Army of the to
mac. But before I close, as promised it my
last, I:will allude to another officer, in, his
relation, whose name is identified vith;lte of
the most disastrous events of thi wai l —the
carnage of Fredericksburg—l allude of ckurse,
to that most excellent officer, Gen. Burheide,
and for the reason, it is so instructive in un
derstanding New England chanctr. When
this o ffi cer was put over the head General
M'Clellan by the enmity and intrigu of this
base New England faction, the prakeS and
laudations made over him from his Ifiritan
origin—one of us I said they—the bod of
the Puritans, &c., reechoed by their nu rows
partisans and pimps—was refreshing; an hese
laudations were enriched with Melt usu vul ,
gar slang terms—such as Brains! lackione!
Bagging Lee! Skedaddling Jackson! Leaving
Jeff. Davis out in the cold ! &c. Bit, as soon
as the disaster of Fredericksburg ta:es place
and the command resigned—presto, tlen came
a beautiful exhibition of New Englaul pre
varication. He is a Western Genera! say
they—born in Indiana ! and commeied at
once to eat up all their laudatory vomit or, to
use one of their favorite slang phrase?, gob
bled it up. Was not that a splendid spieimen.
of New England character, Mr. Editt, and
We will therefore treat Gen. Burnslde in
both aspects, attributing all the fine andoble
qualities he is known to possess to hie b e i n g
born in the free air of the great West—ind his
want of capacity to the base and ignobb taint.
of his New England origin. As to thelatter,
we have but to take the testimony of C l ia ex
cellent man himself, given under oath' to the
committee of investigation. The followipg are
his plain and simple words :
"I told them what my views were inirefer
ence to my ability to exercise such a com
mand, which views were those I had cilways
unreservedly expressed, that I was not com
petent to command such a large army a il this.
I have said the same again and again to the
President and Secretary of War."
This rare modesly in Gen. Burnside, in per
fect contrast with the usual silly assumption
of superiority in superficial, conceited New
England Generals, elevates him in the estima
tion of every one whose Opinion is worth pos
sessing, and makes it anything but pleasant to
connect him and the catastrophe of Fredericks
burg with the subject of this communication;
but the claim set up for him as a New England
General, and his incapacity as such, admitted
by himself, makes it imperatively necessary
in presenting the facts and elucidating my
This ends, Air. Editor, (with the exception
and I leave it to you
if I have not convin
re array of facts, that
feats, if not allot* them,
Uri, were caused by the
this base faction, and
d incapacity of New En
brings me to the causes
these historical facts,
,tion ; and to enable me,
thi s 3ellion broke out.
pimps, Mr. Editor, you know that bad
m oot and incapacity in New England Gen
era did not commence with this rebellion, and
I Fio new thing in our national history. Pre
aming some of your readers do not know it,
I will endeavor to instruct them on that point.
If they read they will find, both in our Re
volutionary war and in - our later war with
Great Britain, the pages of the history of the
country stained. with the treason of two New
England Major Generals—General Arnold, of
Connecticut, and Gen. Hull, of Massachusetts
—and the only ones: And on the score of in
capacity they will find that, in most instances
where disgrace and humiliation were inflicted
on oar arms, it was under the leadership of
New England Generals. I allude more par
ticularly to the surrender of our army in Can
ada, the surrender of our army at Charleston
to Sir Henry Clinton, and to the surrender of
our army at Detroit in the war oflBl2—all by
New England Generals, two of whom were
from the State of Massachusetts.
Your readers, Mr. Editor, will find on those
pages brilliant contrasts to these, where large
foreign armies laid down their arms ignomini
ously to United States troops, commanded by
Generals not from New England. I allude more
particularly to the three and only disgraceful
ones, as contrasts, The numbs of Corn
wallis to General Washington at Yorktown, of
Gen. Burgoyne to Gates at Saratoga, and, in
Mexico, the surrender of 6,000 Mexican troops
to General Scott at Vera Cruz—with all these
facts in view, I sh all more understandingly
discuss the causes and make the application in
my next communication. PUBL/00T4A,
NEWS OF TIIE D.Y.
A St. Louis dispatch, April 23, gives a ru
mor that Cape Girardeau, on the Mississipri
150 miles below St. Louis, had been captured
by the rebels under Gen. Marmaduke. The
rebel loss at Patterson was about forty, inclu
ding two captains killed, one mortally wounded,
and two lieutenats severely wounded. Our loss
was eleven killed, and twenty wounded. There
is nothing further reliable from Pilot Knob.
A telegraphic dispatch from Murfreesboro,
Tennessee, April 23, mentions the arrival at
radyville of refugees from M'Mionville, who
~sport the capture of the latter place by Gen.
"molds, who also took two railroad trains
a train of wagons, as well as a number of
P 'tiers, among them Mrs. John Morgan, wife
of \ s le celebrated rebel guerilla chief. It is
orsi4hat the results of the expedition will prove
! of gat importance.
r Our news from Charleston is meagre, and
comes from a rebel source. The Couriee of
the 18th says : . .
On Friday morning one of the Yankee blocka
ders; supposed to be the gunboat Flambeau,
crossed the bar and commenced firing on the
wreck of the Keokuk. Two small boats with
parties from Morris Island were at work upon
the wreck, endeavoring to bring sway some
additional trophies. The parties retired, the
gunboat firing at them but doing no damage.
Several shots passed over the Morris Island
batteries. One of our batteries opened fire, it
is believed with effect, as the Yankee boat has
tily backed out of range, not taking time to
turn round, and shortly after recrossed the
bar. The gunboat Chicora steamed down the
harbor to take part in the notion, but the enemy
had withdrawn and gone out to sea long before
our gunboat could reach her. The Flambeau,
was no doubt on a reconnoitering tour to as
certain what arrangements might be made for
ble itt r3ring up the Keokuk. There were fourteen
blockaders, including the Ironsides, off the bar
on Friday morning. The heavy firing heard
on Friday afternoon we learn was caused by
one of our batteries on James Island opening
upon a Yankee gunboat in Little Folly river,
near Campbell's place. The gunboat replied,
and the firing was kept up on both sides for
some time. The gunboat afterwards got out
of range, and the firing ceased. Our battery
sustained no injury.
SANnusxv, Ohio, April 23, 1863.—Moss
Bros., bankers in this city, have filed the ne
cessary papers for a bank under the national
act. They are to start. with a capital of $lOO,-
000, with the privilege of increasing it to
BALTIMORE, April 23,1863.—The following
government contracts were made to-day :—H.
B. Coggeshall, 100,000 pounds of sugar, at
12.49 e. ; A. H. Covert ; of Chicago, 500 bbls.
new extra mess pork, at $14.68.
CHICAGO, April 23, 1863.—A terrific tornado
occurred in the vicinity of Grundy county on
Saturday last. It first visited the town of Nor
man, where fences were prostrated. From
there its course was plainly traced to the town
of Mason. Houses were torn from their foun
dations and dashed to pieces. The largest
trees were torn to fragments and horses and
Cattle scattered through the fields. Household
furniture was carried a distance of half a mile.
Other evidences of the strength of the storm
were given near Mazon. FArty acres of tim
bers were blown down. The storm here seems
to have spent its force. But one person, named
Vine, a resident of Mazon, was killed, and oth
ers injured ; none, as far as learned, seriously.
Now YORK, April 22.—1 n the matter of the
claim of the U. S. District Attorney for the
mails of the Peterhoff to be given up to him, to
be by him disposed of, Judge Betts to-day ren
dered a verbal opinion. He held that the
District Attorney was the master of the case ;
that, as the public prosecutor, it was his right
to withhold such evidence in - the case as he
might see fit, and that he refusing to permit
I the mail to be opened, and asking that it be
given up to him, he was entitled to it.
On the deeisioni the mail was delivered to
District Attorney Smith, and by him at once
transmitted to the British Consul, Mr. E. M.
The Tribune rebukes the administration,
particularly Secretary Seward, for their pusil
lanimous conduct in this matter, and claims
that gross injustice has been done to the cap
Leroy Chase, of Abington, Luzerne county,
was shot and instantly killed, a few days since,
while sitting by the window. in his house. The
shot was so close that pieces of window-glass
Were blown in his face. The murderer is not
known. The Record of the Times says :
Chase was tried last year and acquitted of
the murder of his neighbor, a Mr. Wood, who
was found hanging by Ms suspenders. Re
cently there has been a difficulty between the
younger Woods and a female servant of Chase,
supposal to he instigated by her employer, and
a letter was found nailed to his barn declaring
more fully, understan-
ly, I go back very con
military history before
that unless she settled it Chase should not live
twenty days, and the time has about expired.
The receipts into the Treasury at Washing
ton, on the 22d, from all sources, reached the
large sum of $7,000,000. Of this amount
nearly $3,000,000 were from subscriptions to
the 5-20 loan. The day's business at Cisco's
N. Y.) office footed up over $3,225,000. Of
he $150,000,000 legal tender notes authorized
by the last Congress, about $70,000,000 have
From General Din's department we have
some information which we think it improper
to reveal. General Halleck has been there
examining the fortifications and looking at the
troops, and there are strong indications that a
forward movement is about to be made. We
have reason to believe it has already com
menced, and as the force there is much stron
ger than most people imagine, we shall proba
bly hear of bloody work somewhere between
Suffolk and Petersburg in a few days—that is,
if the roads are in a condition for the moving
of artillery. We have some confidence in the
troops under General Dix, and if they do not
meet a very superior force we have no doubt of
their ability to win a brilliant victory.
By telegraph yesterday afternoon :
The Richmond Whig of the 21st has a dis
patch from Okoleno, Mississippi, April 20, to
the effect that fifteen hundred Federal cavalry
were advancing on Pontotoc on the 19th—that
their advance guard had reached there on that
night—that the rebels were concentrating to
resist them, and that a battle is certain unless
The Wilmington, N. C., Joarnal admits that
General Hill had abandoned the'seige of Little
Washington, and that the expedition had proved
a decided failure.
BOSTON, April 24.—Thomas Sims, the fugi
tive slave who was returned from here to sla
very some years since, arrived back to-day,
having escaped from the rebels at Vicksburg.
[The Boston Abolition philanthropists, after
having sufficiently hugged and kissed Mr.
Sims, should give him a dinner and the free
dom of the city.
WASHINGTON, April 24.—The President has
pardoned Samuel Vanhorn, a private in the
84th Pennsylvania volunteers, who was con
victed on the 22d instant in the criminal court
and sentenced to one year's imprisonment in
the penitentiary. Chief Justice Carter and
Associates Olin and Fisher united in petition
ing for his pardon, upon condition that he
would forthwith join his regiment.
The Navy Department to-day received a dis
patch, dated the 23d, from Admiral Lee, off
Newport News, stating that Lieutenant Cush
ing had, on the afternoon of the 22d, with
ninety men and a howitzer, gone to the village
of Chuekatuek, where he encountered forty,
rebel cavalry. He defeated them, killing two',
and capturing three of their horses, fully
equipped. Lieutenant Cushing lost one man
The President, has officially proclaimed the
additional article to the treaty between the
United States and Great liritain for the sq..
pression or the African slave trade. It extends
the reciprocal right of visit and detention, by
providing that it may also be exercised within
thirty leagues of the island of Madagascar,
-within thirty leagues of the island of Porto
ruco, awl witnin tree stone alistaiate of the is-
land of San Domingo.
NEw Your, April 24.—The Mississippi agent
who was arrested for ordering the construction
of cotton machinery, has been paroled until
next week, and permitted to go to Washington
to explain his position to the Secretary of War.
He is said to be a thorough Unionist and was
born in Massachusetts.
A letter from Newbern, N. C., dated 19th
inst., says the rest of Gen. Foster's forces at
Port Royal were so anxious to return to North
Carolina that they offer to reenlist for the war
if they can be allowed to do so. An order has
been promulgated by Gen. Foster, ordering all
rebel sympathizers and Government paupers
outside of our lines. Gen. Naglee left on the
28th, at the head of an expedition, in pursuit
of the enemy. The rebel deserters are coming
in daily, and confirm the reports of disaffection
and starvation in the rebel army.
ALBAYX, April 24.—The colors of seven New
York regiments were to-day presented to a
joint session of the Legislature by the Gov
ernor. They are thos.e of the 30th, 40th, 60th,
61st, 71st, 101st and 102nd regiments. The
committee of conference of the two houses
have partially agreed to recommend the As
sembly gold bill confining the prohibition to
transactions in gold or exchange at rates above
par in currency. The Legislature will adjourn
Mr. Brown, a member of the Assembly fro m
Monroe county, has been arrested on the
- charge of receiving a valuable consideration
for his vote on a certain bill. Gideon Searles,
late a member of the Assembly, was also tares
tvl on the charge of bribery and corruption in
connection with Legislative business.
ST. Louis, April 24.—Dispathes have been
received at headquarters announcing the arri
val of General M'Neil's command at Cape Gi
rardeau yesterday. That place is now entirely
safe from attack, being well fortified and fully
garrisoned. Pilot Snob is also regarded as
secure, and such disposition of our forces have
been made as will secure a speedy resnit, dri
ving the rebels out of the State Major M'-
Connell has been exchanged, and is understood
to have revealed to the proper authorities all
he know's of the strength and designs of the
enemy. The rebels have occupied Fredericks
town, 22 miles east of Pilot Knob.
FIGHTING AMONG THEMSELVES.-A letter in
the Mobile Advertiser, from Shelbyville, Tenn.,
dated the Ist inst. , mates the following stak
"You will be concerned to hear of an affair
that transpired yesterday morning at Tulla
homa, between Slooumb'e Washington Artillery
and Austin's battalion of sharp-shooters—all
Louisianians. It began among a few of the
men, but, like most disturbances in camp, grew
in demensions until the entire force on both
sides became engaged. It was a regular pitch
ed battle at last, in which the commanding
officers joined and fought with desperation.
The artillerists were first driven back; the
sharp-shooters peppered them in gallant style,
but in their turn bad to fall back before the
heavy slot of the artillerists; and so, across
the road which Eleparated the camps, the battle
raged furiously a full hour—victory at last
perching on the banner of the artillerists. The
commanding officers, Austin and Slocumb, re
ceived several severe wounds, I learn ; but
were, at last accounts,.gpiting no better fast,
the burgeons having failed to provide sufficient
qiantities of the proper medicine."
PHILADELPHIA, April 2.4.
Flour dull ; sales extra family at s7e7
Rye flour E old at $4 76. Cornmeal unchanged:
1000 bushels Fenn 's, and western red wheat
sold at $1 6801 69. Rye $1 02e1 06 .
Corn 9209:30. Oats 800843 e. Provisions ar.;,
steady; sales of mess pork at $l5 50 ; hams
in pickle at 8109
c., and in salt at 72 4 e. Lud
10to. Whisky 460.
Cotton quiet at 65c. Flour firm—sales of
7,000 bbls. of $5 95@,6 20 for State; $r jop
615 for Ohio; $7 e 7 25 for Southern. Wheat
dull and nominal. Corn steady—sales of
10,000 bushels at 78®871e. and 78®860. f or
unsound. Pork dull ; Lard buoyant at 99e
Mc. Whiskey dull at 43ket,44c.
Stocks are better ; Chicago and Rook Island
90k; Cumberland coal 22; Illinois Central
railroad 91; Illinois Central bonds 120 ;
Michigan Soutbern 1031 ; New York Central
115; ; Reading 921 ; Missouri 6's 60; ; Ameri
can gold 1511; Treasury i 3-10's 105,1 ; eon.
pons, 1881, 106 ; Tennessee 6's [)8 ; One y ear
Flour lower ; Ohio extra, $7 25. and closed
at $712-. Wheat dull; Red, $1 72®1 74.
Corn dull and inactive. Oats heavy at 826,' ,
83c. Whiskey dull at 44®45c.
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REV. EDWARD A. WILSON,
Williamsburg, Kings County, New York.
ml 2-7 nu
On Thursday last, MISS CATHARINE 8. WEL WEE, CI
this city, in the 49th year of her age,
The friends of the family are respectfully invited to
attend the funeral this afternoon at three o'clock, from
the residence of her brother in Front street, near Lo
WANTED TO RENT-A SMALL
HOUSE, or part of a house, having not lez , i
than four roome.. Apply at this aloe, or address
ap2s " X. X.," 'PATRIOT 6:. UNION OFFICE.
AN ORDINANCE DIRECTING A PART OF
PAXTON STREET TO BE OPENED.
SECTION 1. Be it ordained by the Common Cour,-
oil of the 84 of Harrisburg, That so much of Par.
ton street as may be necessary to be opened for
the location and erection of a bridge over Paxton
creek, in a position conforming with raid street as
marked on the plan of the city approved by act of
Assembly of April 1, 1863, be and the same is
hereby directed to be opened, as provided in sec
tion thirty-five of the city- charter.
IV. 0. lIICKOK,
President of the Common Coon , ;11,
Passed April 23,1863.
Attest—DAVlD HARRIS, Clerk.
Approved April 24, 1863.
A. L. ROUMFORT, Mayor
A N ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO THE OPEN
ING OF VERBEKE STREET from Faltcr,
street to Seventh street.
WHEREAS, Petitions, numerously signed, have
been presented to Council asking for the opening,
grading and curbing of Verbeke street from Fa:ton
street to Seventh street, and setting forth that the
necassitiea of the city and the increase of the pop--
lotion thereof require the same to be done:
And whereon, In the opinion of Oeuncil l the
opening of said street would accommodate the de
sire for improvement and building by the inhabi
tants of the said city ; therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it ordained by the Common Coon-
Cil of the city of Harrisburg, That the Regulators
of the streets be and they are hereby directed t•)
mark the lines of said Verbeke street as laid on:
on the city plan approved by act of Assembly si
April 1, 1863, and also make a profile of the sari
street, showing the proper grade to be established ;
and when said work is completed and approved by
Council, the said street is hereby ordered to be
opened, graded and curbed agreeably to the prey: •
sions of the thirty-fifth section of the city charter.
W. 0. HICKOK.,
President of the Common Council.
Passed April 23, 1863.
Attest—DA - yin HARRIS, Clerk.
Approved April 24, 1863.
A. L. ROUMFORT, Mayor
WANTED.—A careful white nurEe to
attend upon an aged, bed-ridden lady. She re •
quires constant attention, which, of course, imphoi
confinement by day and frevently loss of rest by nigh: :
The situation requires a women QI even temper 41,
sona constitution, inquire at this office.
Harrisburg, April 16, 1863-tf
20,000,1 be. Corapoeea of the following B
EVANS it SWlFT'S—Superior.
MICHINER'S EXCELSIOR—Not aalaia3 , e ,
IRON CITY—Not canvassed.
PLAIN RAMS—Strictly prime.
ORDINARY RAMS—Very good.
11:r Every Nam Cold will be guaranteed ex sap "°
ted. WM. DOCK, jr.,
160 EITSWELS PRIME APPLES just ft:64CM And 'l.
sale (very low) by WM. DOCK S jr., S CO.
IRI 14, D PEACHES-PARED AND
lINPARED—inet received by
WM. DOCK. Js., & CO
MAOKEREL, Boa. 1, 2 and.; in allotted, petekagel
aew, and eruk package iaarranted. -Twit received, ar,:.!
Or sale low by WM. DOOM, Js . . & CA•
NEw YoRK, April 24
BA.LTIMOttE, April 24,