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RATES O ADVERTISING. Tour lima or leas eoustitate half e square. Ten lines mere than four, constitute • square. Olaf sq., one day..— 20 30 One sq., ose day.-- $0 60 1 " one week .... 120 " one week.... 200 one month.. 800 I g one month.. 600 EC qh,se n miths gpp 6 ' three months 10 00 " Me months. 800 66 sismontlus.. 16 00 66 0neyeer.....:12 00 Et one year —24 00 irr Business notices inserted in the LOCAL OOLITIC!, or before marriages and deaths, TEE CENTS PER LINE for b ash insertion. To merchanta and others advertising by the year, liberal terms will be offered. 1:17" The number of insertions mast be designated on he advertisemen t. u:r Marriages and Desthswilibeinserted at the same sites as regular advertisements. ,ftlioctUaneous. rNSIONS, BOUNTIES, BACK PAY, War Claims and Claims for Indemnity. STEWART, STEVENS, CLARK & CO., ituornegs and Counsellors-at-Lam,and Soncitere for all kind: of Military lai% 460 PENN6YIVANIA AVENUE, WASHINGTON, D. O. This Ivin, having a thoroughknowled of the Pen. don Badness, and bean ' familiar with t he practise in all tip Departments of Government, believe that they can afar& greater facilities to Pension, Bewity, and other Claimants, for the prompt and successful accom plishment of business entrusted to them, than any other erns in Welidngton. They desire to secure Such an amount of this business as will enable them to execrate thelvaidneim for each claimant tiny cheaply, Sad WI the basis of their pay contingent upon their success in each case. /or this purpose they will secure the services of Law lines in each prominent locality throughout the States where each badness may be had, furnish such pith all the necessary_ blank fords of application and evidence, requisite printed pamphlet instructions, and circulars for distribution in their vicinity, with asso elates names inserted, and upon the due execution of the papers and transmission of the same to them by their local associates, they will promptly perform the business here. Er Their charged will be ten dollars for ojkors and nes &Wass for privates, for each Pension or Bounty and Back Pay obtained, and ten per cent. on amount of Claims for Military Supplies or Cairns for Indemnity. jr7' Soldiers enlisted since the let of March, 1861, in any kind of service, Military . or Naval, who are disabled by disease or wounds, are entitled to Pensions. All soldiers who serve for two years , or during the war, should it sooner close, will be entitled to $lOO Bounty. Widows of soldiers who Me or are killed, are entitled to Pensions, sad the $lOO Bounty. If there be no widow, then the minor children. And if no minor children, then the father mother, eiders or brothers are anti _ as above t o $lOO Bounty and Back Pay. JOSEPH B. STEWART, RBSTOR L. STEVENS, KEW &BD CLARE, OSCAR A. STBVBES wzmas B. ovittioal. linswiworow, D. C., 1862. Apply at our once, or to our Associate at Tr swim, Pa.—JOHN A. BIGLER, Attorney and Counsellor. 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She long practical experience of the undersigned, and their thorough knowledge of the business will, they trust, be snikeient guarantee to the problie that they will do them jnatice, and furnish them an article the will recommend itself for utility, cheapness and dun an 9 JAkalita. & CO. IaUBINGER'S PATENT BEEF TEA, AL a solid, concentrated extract of BEEF AND VEGETABLES, Convertible immediately into a nourishing and deli cious soup, Highig approved by a slumber of eminent Physicians. This admirable article eondensed into a compact form, all the substantial and nutritive p ropertiesr of a large bulk of meat and vegetables. The wh which it dissedves into a rich and palatable Soup, which would require hours of preparation according to the usual method, is an advantage in many situations of life too obvious to need urging. Its highly nourishing qualities combined with its delicacy, renders it invaluable for the sick; while for those in health, it is a perfectenbstitute for fresh meat and vegetables. It will keep good in any Ovate. It is peculiarly well adapted rmt, TRAVELERS, by land or sea, who can thus avoid those aceldentaldepriva Lions of a comfortable meal, to which they are sellable. FOR INVALIDS, whose capricious appetite can thus is satisfied in a moment. FOR SPORTSMEN and MICOMiIiIIONISTS. to witem, koili its compactness and easy prepstration will recom mend it. For sale by sep2d-tf g.PIHATER OAS , L 1 FAMILY FLOUR!. uNRICELLSD BY ANY IN TEE it STATES! AND MEMOS TO ANY i rT 40 'lr $3 I=7.- 1%1" :CO SS OFFERED IN PENNSYLVANIA! IT IS MADE 07 CHOICE MISSOURI WHITE WHEAT. tcr Delivered any place in the city free of charge. Varna cask en delivery. WM , - WM. DOCK, 31., k CO. QOLDIER'S CAMP COMPANION.- A Tory convenient Writing Desk; also, Portfolios, itlentorandiun Beaks ' FOrtMollllBloll4 ito., SOHENTBR , B BOOKSTORE NI TI . O ute N3.--Qui . te a. a vtriety t of useful 801fILITKR 7 8 BOMMORM. TTERMETICALLY SEALED Teaches Tomatoes, Lobster,Salmon, Oyrters, 'glad Oysters: for sale by U. X)CS.,jr., & CO. A BOOK FOR THE TIMES I American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Emit. for the Year 1861. In 1 vol. 8 so. over 760 pages. Cloth 08, Leather $3.50. Published by D. Appleton 4. Co., New York. The design of thie work is to earskie4 S record of all .he important knowledge of the year.. The create of :he war, owing to their prominence, will, ef comae, oe zapy a conspicuous part, but all other branches—erd 'nee, Art, literature, the Mechanic Arts, ha. will re. LVITO dale attention. The work will be published en citudvely by subscription, and relay for delivery in Inne next. Also, new complete Erato& s Debates of Cohyrus, la volumes, 22 and $3.50 per volume. Brame: Thirty Years in V. S. Senate,2volusus, and 53 Per Va• f', N appedia of Aliisrirais Eloquence, containing the speech's of the most minim Orators of America, 14 steel portraits, 2 rods. $2.50 each. Par:oat m s .Life and Times of Andrew Jarksoss,3 volume,, PAO ch. Address J.l. fint Algal:ran, Harrisburg, i.e. General Agent for D. APPLITON & 00. for Circulars desaiptive of Annual Cyclopedia. apri33d&wtf. NOTICE . TO CAPITALISTS. A VALUABLE INVESTMENT OFFERED. The undersigned offers for Ws SIVB SCI MID AND BIGHTY- VIRZI ACRES of excellent COAL LANDS, containing the entire Allegheny coal mines. situated in Washington township, Cambria county. A Vein of four feet in thickness has been opened and in 2 " being worked in three ?Iwo. The Pennwylvezia otstrai railroad runs through the tract and along side 'athese openings. Samples furnished on application the proprietor. 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STEINWAY'S — PIANOS, ILBWREONS, VIOLINS, OVITARS, Banjos, Flutes, Fifes, Drums, ilccordeons, STRINGS, SKINT AND lOOR MING, drA., &Cy PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES. ALBUMS, Large Pier and Mantle Mirrors, Square and Oval MAIM Of every doseriptiosmade Water. Itertild.hiedosti. Agency for Howe's Sewing Machines. 117" Sheet Mollie sent by Mail. ootl-1 JOHN W. GLOVER, MERCHANT TM:IGOR! Has just received from New York, an assort ment of . SEASOITABLE GFOODS, which he offers to his =downs and the piddle at nov22) MODERATE PRICES. dtf ZICT HARRY WILLIAMS, Car...s.da—TlNE 402 WALNUT STRUT, PHILADELPHIA. General Claims for Soldiers promptly collected, State Claims adjusted, dm, ace. mar2o.dlm B MIT.Et & EWING, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, THIRD STREET, Harrisburg, Practise in the Bernal Courts of Dauphin county. Col lections made promptly. A. C. SMITH, feb26 ' S. B. EWING. T COOK, Merchant Tailor, tj e zr CHESNUT ST., between . Second and Front, Has just returned from the city with an assortment of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES AND VESTINGS, Which will be sold at moderate prices and made up to order; and, also, an assortment of BEADY MADE Clothing and Gentlemen's Furnishing , Goods. nov2l-lyd DENTISTRY. Bt. OILDBA 7 ;14 N 0 . 119 MARKET STREET, EBY & KUNKEL'S BUILDING, UP SIAIROB.4r RELIGIOUS BOOK STORE , TRACT AND SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPOSITORY, E. S. GERMAN, yr SMITH EIBOOND STREET, ABOVE 011.119 NUT, lABBIBEIIIII, PA. Depot for thesele of BtereoscopesAtereoscopicViews, Music and Musical Instruments. Also, subscriptions taken for re li gions publicatiezus. noBo-dy JOHN G. W. MARTIN, FASHIONABLE CARD WRITER, HERR'S HOTBL, HARRISBURG, PA. Allmarmer of VISITING, WEDDING AND BUSI NESS CARDS executed in the most artistic styles and most reasonable terms. deel4.dtf "FRANKLIN HOUSE , BALTIBIORN, MD. This pleasant and • commodious Hotel hoe been tko roughly re-fitted and re-furnished. It is pleasantly situated on North-West corner of Howard and. Pranklin streets, a few doors west of the Northern Central Rail way Depot. (very attention paid to the comfort of his guests. G. LBIMINRING, Proprietor, jel2-t1 (Late of Helios Grove. Pa.) --- T HE O. F. BOHEFFER, BOOK, CARD AND 'JOB PRINTER, NO. 111 MARKET STREET, HARRISBURG , ID' Particular attention paid to printing, ruling and binding of Railroad Blanks, Manifests, Insurance Poli cies, Checks, Bill-Heads /cc. Wedding, Visiting an d Business Cards printed at very low panes and in the best style. jan2l DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS, PHILADELPHIA , 11111RUP.A.0.19112 • CARBOYS, DEMIJOHNS, WINE, POBTBB, MINERAL WATER, PICKLE AND PRESERVE BOTTLES ow MST DXBOIII7IOII. EL B. & O. W. BENNIBB Oel9-dly 27 South Front dent Philadelphia. MU81•0 STOBIU NO. 98 BIABILIT STREET, EARRIODUEO, PA. MEET MUSIC, PIANOS, hIBLQPEQNS, GUITARS, • VIOLINS, BANJO STRINGS, Of every description. 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A pamphlet containing all necessary information, may be had free by addressing a letter to the subscriber. JANIS T. YOBTEB, Care of the Lodi Manufacturing Company, febl9-w3sa 88 Courtiand . st.. New York 3,000 BUSHELS York State Potatoes, of different kinds, 1,400 Bushels York State Applei, A choice lot of York State Batter. Also, a superior lot of Catawba Grapes, and SO bushels Remake, Pei received and for sale low by H. W BIBLE & 00., deel-cltf No. 108 Market street. HAMS, DRIED BBEF, BOLOGNA astramm, TANOUBS, irt., for sole low, ki WM. DOME, Ja., & LADIES YOU KNOW WERE YOU get f i ne Note t am saveiQrs, Visiting and wedding Cards ? At 5011111 TEA'S 8001[15T0101. HARRISBURG, PA:, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1863. litazioN Weekly "Patriot & Union," THE CHEAPEST PAPER PUBLISHED IN PENNSYLVANIAI AND THI ONLY DNMOORATIO PAPNR PVIILIERND AT TEN GNAT OE GOVERNMENT t FORTY-FOUR COLUMNS OF READING MAT TER EACH WEEK ! 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The undersigned informs the public that he has re cently renovated and refitted hie well•known "Union Hotel" on Ridge avenue, near the Round Rouge,, and is prepared to accommodate oitiaershetrangereand travel ers in the best 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. 'Witt issSTOtti. apl4•dtf FOR RENT Two desirable OFFICE ROOMS, second story front of Wyethls Building corner of Market Square and Market street. Applyal kis office cep2lldsf PIANOS carefully paoked or removed by S. WARD, 122-2 w 12 North Third street. CONDENSED MILK I—Just received L/ and for tuge by WM. DO9K (0). SELF SEALING FRUIT JARS I- Beat and °heaped: In the markets! Call and amine them. j7Bl WM. DOCK, & 00. tit :Ilattiot tt TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1863 ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. Some Particulate of the NICIVeMellt, Skir mishing, and the Situation. In yesterday's PATRIOT we gave, from the New York Tribune, a pretty full and clear ac count of the movements of Gen. Hooker's army down to Thursday morning last. Since then we have heard nothing new that is reliable. The Government controls the telegraph, and chooses to leave us in ignorance, and the cor respondents of the press have, we learn, been prohibited from writing since the crossing was effected and the armies face to face. We have gathered some particulars, however, which will keep our readers fully posted as to what had taken place down to the time when communi cation ceased. We expect, in a day or two, perhaps in this very paper, to record a glo rious victory or disastrous defeat—we hope the former. PENNSYLVANIA REGIMENTS ENGAGED At the crossing below Fredericksburg, Col. Irwin, of the Forty-ninth Pennsylvakia, Who served with Gen. Hooker. in Mexico, 'was wounded in the foot, and conveyed to the Po tomac creek bridge. There were also woun ded : Capt. W. B. Freeborn, Co. 8., 49th Pennsyl vania—fractured thigh. Corp. Moses Creswell, Co. 8., 49th Penn's.— thigh. James Culp, Co. E., 95th FL—fractured arm. - Moses M'Clnakey, Co. F., 95th Pa.—thigh, flesh wound. John Gorman, 49th Pa.—dead. Cornelius Hugbaum, Co. I, 16th Now York— arm. David Vail, sth Maine—hand. They were all taken to the Pollock house, where Dr. E. F. Taylor, medical director of Brooks' division, has established his hospital. As at Kelly's Ford, there was no waiting for pontoons, everything was in readiness, and so skillfully and quietly was the launching of the boats and the crossing of the men conducted, that the first notice the rebel outposts had• of what was going on, was the approach of the boats filled with men. They fired a volley at random, which wounded some 20 men of the 119th Pennsylvania volunteers, that regiment having the advance. Col. Ellmaker is repor ted severely wounded. The following is a list of the wounded in the Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania.; M. R. Hunter, Co. 8.. band; James Kelly, Co. 8., leg amputated ; John Cunningham, Co. B, chest; Benjamin R. Smith, Co. H., arm and side. THE LEFT WINO OF THE MUM • [The two grand divisions of the army are, from the accounts received, about thirty miles apart.] taolaccPaltarieniO u i Altfbrighaillt batteries opened on the rebel sharpshooters, rendering it possible to cross in pontoon boats without essential loss. The Sixth Wisconsin regiment., Colonel Bragg, and the Twenty fourth Michigan, Colonel Morrow, erased in pontoon boats, and on reaching the opposite shore charged up the heights, drove the sharp shooters from the rifle pits, and took a large number of prisoners, nine ty-one certain, of whom five were wounded and taken to the hos= pital, and the remainder were sent to the head quarters of the army. The rebel loss is repre sented to be one hundred and sixty-seven in all, including the killed. THE BAYONET CHARGE. The charge upon the rebel rifle pits was most gallantly made. The artillery fire was so hot for them that they were not aware our infantry were over the Rappahannock until they heard and saw them. Then their fears magnified the Western boys into giants and invincible warriors, and they considered it more prudent to surrender than to fight. Be yond the rifle pits, and out of the range of musketry fire from there, a body of rebels, more numerous than onr infantry which had then crossed, fled precipitately upon the ap proach of our boys. EMUNQ THE BONTOON BRIDGES. In five minutes after the rebel sharpshooters had been captured, the Engineer corps, assisted by infantry, had laid the pontoon bridges, and the first brigade of Wadsworth's division, under Colonel Phelps, immediately crossed the river. Afterwards the remainder of the First division went over. TUE WORK OT THE PHNNOTIVAtTA ARTILLERY The artillery that opened upon the rebels was companies B and G, First Pennsylvania, commanded by Lieut. R. B. Rioketts, and com pany F, First Pennsylvania, under Captain Ransom, of the Fifth regulars. The pieces were four three-inch regulation guns. Capt. Taft's 20-pounder Parrott guns distributed ex plosives from a point more to the left, and con tinued to shower their shells during the day at intervals. TUE POSITION OF VIE ARTILLERY. The position of our batteries was relatively the same as at the fight in December, when the crossing was made by the same troops at the same point, and when our artillery and infan try were complimented for their gallantry.— The fire from the rebel rifle pits was terribly severe upon our infantry, who were utterly unprotected while they were making prepara tions to cross. THE KILLED AND WOUNDED ON BOTH SIDES The Brooklyn 14th, 6th Wisconsin and 24th Michigan lost the most heavily, and all their losses occurred before the river was crossed. Other regiments also lost in killed and woun ded. The whole number of our casualties was nine killed and fifty-seven wounded. The rebel killed found on the field were twelve, and their wounded, who were taken prisoners, five. Others of them were killed or wounded, un doubtedly. They were of the 18th Georgia and 6th Louisiana regiments. THE SOLDIERS IN FINE SPIRITS - - - • - - The eeldiers here are in admirable spirits, and this successful crossing of the river, with a small comparative loss, encourages them to hope that a further advance can be made at a less expense of life than in December, when our troops lost heavily at the same point. THE REBEL ARMY STRONGER THAN IN DECEMBER The rebel prisoners taken state that one corps was withdrawn this morning and sent up to oppose our extreme right. They assert that the rebel army is stronger now than in December. THE SITUATION ON WEDNESDAY At present the two opposing forces are within three hundred yards of each other. Our men have remained in the same position since mor ning. Slight showers of rain continued through the day, and last night a heavy rain storm made the roads rather muddy. PRICE TWO CENTS. This morning we came upon a party by sur prise, and captured ninety-one prisoners. Among them were Lieut. Col. Harlan, of the Eighth Louisiana, and Lieut. Neal, of the For ty-seventh or Forty-eighth Virginia. Captain Moore, aid to Gen. Hooker, with a squad of cavalry, captured eighteen rebels. SUMMING UP THE POSITION. A correspondent writing from Banks' Ford, on Thursday, thus sums .up the position of oar army : Generalship is in full play on both sides. Movements are being scrutinized and plans de vised with all the acuteness of eminent mili tary ability. Eaoh is trying to outmanoeuvre the other, and a day will bring forth the test of superior strategy in Gen. Hooker or Gen. Lee. The game is progressing ; the " iron death-dice" are being shaken, and if General Hooker, does not throw sixes we shall acknow ledge our judgment to have been outgeneraled by our hbpes. The situation is at present thus ; The army is divided ; one large portion, which took pos session of Gen. Franklin's old battle-ground below Fredericksburg, threatens the enemy's centre and the direct communication to Bich- . mond. The other portion, having crossed the Rappahannock near the line of the Orange and Alexandria railroad, is crowding down the west bank of the river, across the Rapidan, and threatens the enemy's left flank, and their communication toward Gordonsville. Thus has Gen. Hooker separated Ms forces, and appa r6ntly committed the greatest and most palpable of military blunders. But we shall see. This ap parent scattering may be the - most effective mode of concentrating his army where he can meet the enemy with fair chances of success, upon a ground not covered with earthworks and defences. Thus far the plan succeeds.— It is believed that the• enemy are more solici tous for the attack upon their centre, than for the movement upon their flank, which they be lieve to be a feint, and, expecting the forces which are menacing them near Fredericksburg, are to make the principal attack, upon the same ground which den. Burnside attempted, they hold their forces there to meet it. If this ielusion continues until the column above has crossed the Rapidan, and taken from the west bank, the fords of the Rappahannock, which are above and near Fredericksburg, the army can be again united by the abandonment of the movement below and by pushing the forces which have been occupying the attention of the enemy on Franklin's old battle ground across the river at another point above, which has been taken possession of by the force upon the enemy's left flank. This force has been pressing on with great energy. Thus we can see in a measure the combina tions,by which Oen. Hooker is atriTing to solve the difficulties.of the situation. It is indeed, a bold and dangerous effort, placing the two portions of the divided army in extreme peril ; but the situation was an extremely difficult one, and extreme means were required to meet it. If it succeeds, to Gen. Hooker must be given the credit of the most skillful generalship. A TERRIBLE PROPHECY. At the risk of depriving our readers of their sleep to-night, we publish the following terri ble warning from an anonymous correspon dent: To the Editor of the World :—Hooker's army kithitiNkrfilutaliu• ifeltfiecuif-Milt iatt: leon," how easy for two hundred thousand to destroy Hooker's "angel" army. In ninety days hence the cowardly North will, on their knees, beg for peace. seven hundred thou. sand brave Southerners are in the field, and they will make short work of it. Mark what I prophecy. BEAUREGABD. We would not advise any one to buy gold or sell Government securities upon the strength. of "Beauregard's dreadful prophecies. It is very clear that the Southern, any more than the Northern fools, are not all dead yet.—New York WOK THE DEAD OF POMPEII EXHUMED. RECENT REMARKABLE DISCOVERIES IN THE BURIED CITY. Some time since we published a brief account of the discovery of human remains, in a state of good preservation, in a house in Pompeii. Interesting particulars of the recent researches in the buried city are given by a correspondent of the London Athenmum, who says that the human bodies were found in as excavation near the house called that of Abbondanza. Falling in a mass of pumice stone, these un fortunate persons had not become attached to the soil, and it was easy to out away the ground beneath them; but above, fire, ashes and hot water had been rained upon them from the fiery mountain, causing their death, and insuring their preservation for nearly two thousand years. On removing the debris, which consis ted of the roof and - ashes which had fallen into the interior of the house, something like a human form was discovered, though nothing but fine powder was visible. It occurred to Cavalier Florelli that this might be a kind of sarcophagus created by Vesuvius, and that within were the remains of one of the viotims of that terrible eruption. But how to remove or preserve them ? A happy idea struck him. Plaster of Parie was poured into an aperture, the interior having been discovered to be hol low in consequence of the destruction of the flesh, and mixing with and uniting with the bones, restored to the world a Roman lady of the first century. Further researches led to the discovery of a male body,another woman, and that efa young girl; bat that which first awakened the interest of the excavators was the finding of ninety-one pieces of silver money, four ear-rings, a finger ring, all of gold, together with two iron keys and evident remains of a linen bag. These interesting relics have been now successfully removed, and are lying in a house not far dis tant. They are to be preserved in Pompeii, and four bronze tables, of an antique fashion, are preparing for their reception. The first body discovered was that of a wo man, who lay on her right side, and from the twisted position of her body had been much convulsed. Her left hand and arm were raised and contorted, and the knuckles were bent in tightly; the right arm was broken, and at each end of the fragments the cellular character of the bones was seen. The form of the head-dress and the hair were distinctly visible. On the bone of the little finger of the left hand were two silver rings, one of which was a guard. The sandals remain, or the soles at least, and iron, or nails, are unmistakably to be seen. Though the body was much bent, the legs were extended as if under the influence of extreme pain. In an inner chamber was found the figure of the.young girl lying omits face, resting on its clasped hands and arms ; the legs drawn up, the left lying over the right—the body - thinly covered over in some parts by the scoriae or the plaster, whilst the skull wairvisible, highly polished. One hand was partially chised, as if it bad grasped something, probably her dress, with which it had covered the head. The finger bones protruded through the in crusted ashes, and on the surface of the body in various parts was distinctly visible the web of the linen with which it had been covered. There was lying by the aide of the child a full PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING, SUNDAYS NECIPIND, BY 0. BARRETT & CO Tan DAILY PATRIOT AND ririoN will be Bernd to sub. earthen residing in the Borough for TIN OMITS PIN wine, Payft - ble to the Carrier. Mail subscribers, rms DOLLus PBS ANNUM. Till PATmoT iym Uncurls pnblidted AVM .15OLL Ana ran MINIM, invariably in advance. Tell copies to one address, fifteen dollars. Connected With this establishment le an esteneive AIM MICR, containing a..variety of plain ant fancy type, unequalled by any establishment in the interlorof the State, tor witiOh to patronage of the public is lie- Betted. grown woman, the left leg slightly elevited, whilst the right arm is broken ; but the which is bent, is perfect, and the hand i s closed. The little finger has an iron Hag; the left ear, which is uppermost, is very conspicu ous and stands off from the head. The folds of the drapery, the very web remain, and nice observer might detect the quality of the dress. The body of the man lay upon its back, with the legs stretched out to their full length. There was an iron ring on the little finger of the left hand, which, together with the arm, was supported by the elbow. The folds of the dress on the arm and over the whole upper part of the body were visible; the sandals were there, and the bones of one foot protru ded through what might have been a broken sandal. The traces of the hair of the head and beard were there ; and the breath of life, adds the writer, had only to be inspired into this and the other three figures to restore to the world of the nineteenth century the Romans of the first century. They might have fallen but yesterday, for were there not still remain ing their sandals, their dress, the very tracery of their hair? They were trying to escape from destruction, for the bodies were found at a short distance one from the other, as if in the act of running. What could have induced them to remain it is only permitted to imagine. They were three women who, terror struck, had been unable, perhaps, to act until aided and urged forwarded by the man. It -may be that with that attachment which binds ne all so closely to our native place and our hearth, they still clung to their homes with the hope that the storm would soon pass away. [Ciniaumuzlooted.] EDITORS PATRIOT AND UNION : Last evening I picked up that dirty sheet called the Daily Telegraph, which is published in this oity, by as black-hearted a puppy as ever disgraced the name of man, when my eyes fell upon an ar ticle against the Colonel' of the regiment to which I have the honor to belong, and which, I suppose, is intended as a reply to the manly and patriotic letter of Col. Davis, published in that excellent.paper, the Doylestown Democrat, of last week. Col. Davis's patriotism, loyalty and devotion to his country, in this, the darkest hour of her existence, cannot be called in question for a single moment by any man, uSese he is de based in mind and insensible to every thing that is honorable and just—or, worse still, un less he is a traitor to his country. When first the national flag was assailed by traitorW hands, Col. Davis was among the foremost to raise a company and march them to the defence of the Capital. His undaunted bravery upon the field of battle, and his excellent qualifications as a commander, speak in louder tones than 'I can find language to express. When I read the article, my blood almost boiled in my veins, and I would that I had the ability to answer it as it should be answered, and as I hope it will be, for the dastard who could pen so base an .• • • are at heart lovers of their country. What a great contrast there is between the assailed and the assailant ! The first has been in the old ever since the first call for troops, and perhaps at the very hour When the miserable coward was penning the article against him he. was. shedding his blood beneath the bright folds of our glorious stars and stripes, the em blem of our freedom and greatness; while the other, his villifier, belongs to a class that I believe to be the greatest traitors in our coun try, who are too cowardly to go into the army themselves, but stay at home and denounce as traitors those who go and peril their lives in battle—winning for themselves a name which will live when their calumniators are forgotten, or remembered only to be despised. A MEMBER OF 104TH P. V. IlarriBburg, May 2, 1863. LONGEVITY OF THE ANTEDILIIVIANB.—There are so very many causes contributing to short en considerably the length of human life, that we have completely lost every criterion by which to estimate its original duration; and it would be no slight problem for a profou'ud physiological science to discover and explain from a deeper investigation of the earth, or of astronomical influences, which are often sus ceptible of very minute applications, the pri mary cause of human longevity. By a simpler course of life and diet than the very artificial unnatural, and over-refined metiOS We rO/10Wk there are, even at the pfesent day, numerous examples of a longevity far beyond the ordi nary duration of human life. In India it is by no means uncommon to meet with men, espe cially in the Brahminical caste, more than a hundred years of age, and in the robust, and even generative vigor of constitution. In the laboring class of Russia, whose modes of life are so simple, there are examples of men living to more than a hundred, a hundred and twen ty, and even a hundred and fifty years of age; and, although these instances from but rare exceptions, they are more numorous there than in other European countries. There are even remarkable cases of old men who after the entire loss of their teeth have gained a complete new set, as if their constitution had received a new sap of life, and a principle of second growth. What in the present physical degen eras), of mankind, forms but a rare exception, may originally have been the ordinary mea sure of the duration of human life, or at least may afford us some trace and indleation of such a measure, more especially as other branches of natural science offer correspond ing analogies. On the other side of that great wall of zeparation which divides us from the primitive ages, in that remote world so little known to us, a standard for the duration of human life very different from the present may have prevailed ; and such an opinion is very probable, supported as it is by manifold testi mony, and confirmed by the sacred record of man's divine origin.—Schlegel. CHEMICAL DANCFERC—M. Ronelle, an emi nent chemist, was not the most cautious of operators. One day, while performing some experiments, he observed to his auditors, ""Gentleman, you see this eauldron open the brasier ; well, if I were to cease stirring a sin gle moment, an explosion would ensue which would blow us all in the air." The company had scarcely time to.refleat upon this comfort able piece of intelligence before he did forget The t to st ir explosionittd. h o i s o k p r p e l d a i c e e ti w ot i t t w h a s s h a o o r r e b m l p e l i c s r s h e a b d all the windows of the laboratory were smash ed to peices, and two hundred auditors whirl ed away into the garden. Fortunately none received any very •serious injury, the greatest violence of the explosion having been in the direction of the chimney. The demonstrator escaped without further injury than the load of his wig.