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=EI Vatrint SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 23 1863 0. BARRETT & CO., PROPRIETORS Communications will not be ptddiabedin the P - ATRIOT AND tisiox unless accompanied with the name of the Minor. W. W. Kageaultr, Zoit., of Towanda, is a duly au thorized sgentto oollect accounts and receive subscrip tions and advertisements for this paper. Novsasint 22, 1862_ S. SL PETTENOILL it CO., no. ST Park Bow l N.Y.:and 6 State St., Boston, Are oar Agents for the Porazor as Mao* to thole lidos, and are authorized to take Advertisements and Babeeripthnie for neat our Lamest Rates. THE NATIONAL PLATFORM. PURPOSES OF THE WAR. Congress, by a vote nearly unanimous, passed the following resolution, which expresses the voice of the Nation and is the true standard of Loyalty: "That the present deplorable civil war has been forced upon the country by the diennionisto of the Fonthein States, now in arms against the Constitutional Government, and in arms around the Capital; that in this National, emergency, Congress, banishing all feel ing of mere motion or resentment, will recollect only ita ditty to the whole country; that this war is not waged on their part in any spirit of oppression, or f‘r any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those States,but to defend and lnalratah: the supremacy of - the Constitution, and to preserve the Union, with all the dignity, equality and rights of the several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these ob jects are accomplished the war ought to esase_77 TO - THE PUBLIC. THE PATRIOT AND lIBION and all its business operations will hereafter be conducted exclu sively by 0. BARRETT and T. G. POMEROY, tin der the firm of 0. BARRETT & Co., the connec tion of H. F. Ilti'Reynolds with said establish ment having ceased on the 20th November, inst. NOVRMBIR 21,1862. A traitor, under the law of war, or a war traitor, is a person in a place or district under martial law, who, unauthorized by the military commander, gives information of any kind to the enemy or holds intercourse with' him.— New Rules of War. We should like to know under what part of this definition Vallandigham received sentence as a 4, traitor," or how any man, according to this code, who exercises the simple privilege of free and open discussion before his neigh bors, can be convicted of holding intercourse or giving information to the enemy. Miss Annie E. Dickenson proposed to tell an audience in Brooklyn, on Thursday night, "flow Providence is Teaching the Nation."— We do not pretend to iuterpret the oracles of the Almighty, and we have as little confidence in the divinity of the self-constituted Sybil who does; but our scriptural remembrance fur nishes a pertinent allusion to all women of Miss D.'s stripe, who talk higher-law and free love in public places to large audiences at fifty cents a head, when King Solomon tells us— iilt is better to dwell in the corner of a house top than with a brawling woman in a wide house." Rule but Ruin. A telegram dated yesterday at Cincinnati says The President has changed the sen tence of Vallandigham from confinement in Fort Warren to transportation through our lines. He leaves to-day for Louisville on the gunboat Exchange, where he will be delivered to General -Rosecrans, who, under a flag of truce, will deliver him into the lines of Gen. %Bragg." The various versions of the sentence to be passed upon this last victim of the New Tyranny, which have continued to excite pub lie interest and indignation for the past two weeks, may probably come to an authentic conclusion in the final edict described above. The administration, since the termination of the court martial, has vacillated doubtfully between an instinctive fear of the effect of its decision, the appeals of party policy, and the settled impulse that it felt to stretch out the arm of military force and strike down, in the person of Yallandigham, the head and front of that serious offending—the fearless assertion of constitutional rights—which has troubled Its dreams of despotism and threatened the du ration of its power. It has oscillated between the dread of final retribution, an uneasy con sciousness of its own treachery, and the cow ard and malignant fear it feels from the free ex pression of opinion. From first to last its ten dency to tyranny has not beets respectable for any natural promptitude of action, but always weak and wavering as the feeble resistance it offered for a time to the intemperate faction lets who now control its councils and instigate its crimes. Fortified, at length, with a courage borrowed from the restless desperadoes near his person, the President has modified the sen tence of the court martial, gratified their mal ice, and shown the cloven foot of cowardice by remanding out of the reach of rescue the unfortunate object of their persecutions— sending him through a file of bayonets to the southern border, to be turned loose to the mercy of men who are his declared and bitter est enemies. The principle which this final decree violates is not lees torn and trampled by its sentence of Mr. Vallandigham, than it would have been in the instance of the humblest citi zen of the Commonwealth, to whose pro tection the former appealed in vain. The act of his seizure and exile is only more flagrant because done in more conspicuous defiance of popular protest. It is the extreme temerity of the deed-in the face of popular sentiment so strongly set in favor of the culprit that makeethe outrage deeply alarming to the safety of the State. The sullen spirit of vio knee impervious to the appeals of reason, or even the powerful admonitions of self-interest Which has sanctioned the punishment visited on Yellandighsm,is too palpable in its purpose, too reckless in its method, to be mistaken.— Riot rages in its very depths, cruelty and in justice are its prime concomitants. It can h es itate at nothing when the series of its out rages:lashes thefull measure of their enormity and inspires that . Confidence, engendered by submission, which will make a mockery of every right the nation now holds dear, and set at defiance all the imposing prestiges of liberty and law. The indictment upon which the eentence in this case was given, presents itself• not a sin gle violation of eupremely-oonstitnted law ; the punishment inflicted is without a precedent, e xempt in the history of the inierule of the present administration—an ingenious contri vance of a band of miserable bigots, whom the accident of place and power has skilled only in the uses of proscription and oppression, which, in the providence of God, only bides the hour of a slow, but effectual redistance. So unseemly is despotism in the hands of such men that it must sooner or later die of its own debauchery—so uneasy has been its con science hitherto that its career has been marked by the sheerest cowardice and hesita tion. We do not fear such men more than we scorn and pity the madness which rages so impotently against the ultimate day of their discomfiture. The last experiment they have tried at length upon the patience of the people' is unexampled, so far, in form and feature. It is meant to test what aptitude there is to-day in us for the still greater oppressions itecon templation for the morrow. It was a bold crime against law and order ; a blow dealt di reetly at the rights of person secured to us by all_the usages of our national life and history. On whom it descended matters little, save that to show that if he be stricken how uncertain is the fate of any humble citizen whom the mad caprices of the administration may chance to single out to crush and sacrifice in its insatiate but self destroying wrath. A Bold Sol dier Girl. The Louisville Joarhal of the sth instant, contains the following : Lieut. Garraty, of Park Barracks, brought to our office last evening a young girl in Federal uniform, who was arrested by Sergeant Mur ray, of the Patrol Guard, yesterday, near the railroad. She states that her name is Lizze Compton ; her parents died when she was an infant in Anderson county, Tenn., and stran gers brought her up. She fared very well un til the rebellion broke out, when she was living with Elijah Schermerhorn, who was a furious secessionist, and has since joined the Confede rate army. Lizzie was true to the Union, and with female determination on all occasions as serted her loyalty, until the man attempted to punish her for her fidelity, when she left her home and found her way to a Federal regiment, the Second Minnesota, we think. For the last six months Lizzie has been known as Jack, and, although not more than sixteen years old, has gone through a great deal of service. Col. Mundy, commanding this post, proposed to her to resume the habiliments of her sex and take a position as hospital attendant, but she re fused and reiterates her determination "to die before she wears anything else but Uncle Sam's uniform, until the war is over." In this re solve she seems inflexible and says she can die but once. She has a pleasant face, intelligent eyes, and dimpled cheeks, and is at present domiciled at the Park Barracks. Her conduct, as far as we can learn, has been irreproachable, and she feels perfect confidence in being able to protect herself. What future disposition will be made of her has not yet been deter mined. We shall at this rate soon have a bat talion of female recruits. We would not say to all young women "go thou and do likewise," but there are certain of the sex among those who are contradistin guished from the gg female women" of the day —known as the "strong-minded"—to whom the injunction would well apply—to Miss. Dialing); for instance, who is making her self ridiculous by delivering stump speeches, which are remarkable only for their falsehoods, indelicacy and impiety. For the Patriot and Union A SUGGESTION. The action of the Democratic State Conven tion, shortly, is turning the mind of everyman in the State to cogitation upon the subject. It is much more anxiously expected than the Abolitionists Convention, two weeks later; and if we act prudently and properly it is of no consequence what they do. I shall not just now discuss what should be the general tone of our resolutions, further than to say that upon the subject of the civil war they ought to be well considered and recommend such action as is most likelig to result in a restoration of the Union. A continued prosecution of the war will pre vent the Abolitionists from making peace upon the basis of a dissolution ; and for that reason Lthink the Democrats ought to favor its con tinuance. If peace is made it is disunion ; and that once accomplished, restoration, even reconstruction, is impossible. We should therefore be in a situation, should dissolution come, to be able to say to our opponents, and to the worlti, 11 Thou canst not say I did it." Indeed it seems to me such must be our policy, for upon no other, as I conceive, can we save, what has always been nearest our hearts, the Union and the Constitution. My suggestion, however, is this, that a reso lution be offered right after the preliminat organization, that the permanent President of the Convention is not to be considered, or shall not be a candidate for the chairmanship of the State Commitee. It is not because of my oppo sition to the gentlemen who have been so se lected, but because I have seen in the conven tions bad feeling on the subject and controlling effect on other matters; and because I think the honors ought to be divided among promi nent and active Democrats, and because there may be men outside of the convention better qualified for chairman than its President, that I call attention to this matter. Columbia County GENERAL BURNSIDE. It is to the credit of the more moderate and influential of the Republican journals, that they take decided grounds against the arbi trary and foolish arrest of Mr. Vallandigham. Tho Boston Advertiser pointedly condemns the action of General Burnside—mainly, however, on the grounds of its impolioy. It very well says : “We doubt if Vallandigham with all his skill in viliffication, could make an attack upon the government so effective by half as those for which his arrest and trial by court martial in the State of Ohio have given occasion.” The Springfield ( Mass. ) Republican is even more emphatic in its condemnation. It says : "It is much to be regretted that Gen. Burn side bap uQt been assigned to some command where there is fighting to be done ; and the country is disappointed not to see him march ing an army to the deliverance of the long op pressed Unionists of East Tennessee, inetead of mixing up civil and military affairs in the loyal Slates of his department. * * * His logic is vicious throughout, and the policy of his course more so. The government cannot punish men for treason, because their' talk tends . to give aid and comfort to the enemy.— His subordinate, General Ham% who rules the sab-department of Indiana, in his supple mentary order, goes a step beyond Burnside, and fowly runs the thing into the ground by threatening to punish all newspapers and rublic speakers, < who endeavor to *ring the PRO BONO PUBLICO war policy of the government into disre pute. ' The Boston Traveler, another administration paper, draws the most gloomy auguries from this mischievous and wicked act "The collision between the military and civil powers cannot- be prevented from occurring under the present state of things, and if it iA not seasonably resisted, we shall, in a few years, become like Mexico, a military repub lic, where the man or the clique will rule who can control for the time being the largest num ber of bayonets. At present there can be no very serious trouble; the matter all lies in the germ, but it will grow day by day, month by month, and year by year. Vallandigham has many friends and followers in Ohio. " The course of the military authorities in proceeding against him is not calculated to de crease their numbers. At the present he and his friends are powerless. They are unarmed. A convention of them is, however, to be held on the 11th of June, and whether he is sent to the Tortugas or t* the Soutuera lines they may elect him and a, legislature that will support him. Then comes the collision, and who will answer for its consequences Y Let the oppo. sition to the general government find itself thoroughly seated in power in any of the States against the military efforts of the general government to suppress them, and it will not hesitate to meet military power with armed resistance." All this is true. No matter how this war may progress or end, the future is full of the direst portents to all who value the liberties of their country., NEWS OF THE DAY. BY THE MAILS. INVASION Or KENTUCKY, ETC. CINCINNATI, May 19.—Passengers to-night from Lexington state that the rebels in large force—some estimate it at 30,000-:—have en tered Kentucky, and threaten an invasion of the interior. Gen. Buinside has no official notification of such a movement, although he regards such an event as not improbable. He believes himself fully able to check this march. There are now confined in the military prison here 220 political prisoners, all to be tried by the court-martial now holding daily sessions. Prisoners and deserters are arriving here by every train. , k o S ~1 The indications are indubitable, that Mr, Vallandighain will be nominated for Governor by the Democratic State Convention of Ohio, next month. Gen. Burnside has notifies sundry weekly papers in this State to send him proofs of the matter they design publishing, before it appears in their issues ; the reason assigned being the publication of articles against the administra tion, Order No. 88, etc. FATAL BLUNDER-TWO FEDERAL REGIMENTS FIRE UPON EACH OTHER A letter from Suffolk, Ya., published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, gives the particulars of a military mistake which occurred near there, by which the 11th Rhode Island and 152 d N. Y. regiments, suffered severely. The corres pondent says The disaster took place at Deserted House, which is about eight miles beyond Suffolk.— Two by-roads branch off the South Quay road, and upon each one regiment was advancing.— These were the 11th Rhode Island and 152 d New York volunteers. As the roads near each other, they form a short angle, that diverges between, and upon which there is a dense un dergrowth, _ Across this intervening strip of laud the tiir4 regiments could but imperceptibly discern each other. One regiment mistook the other for rebels in ambush, and at once opened a galling fire. This was replied to with all the ardor for which the Union troops are characterized.— Before the mistake was discovered, much mis chief had been done. Both regiments suffered to a considerable extent, and it is to be hoped that a subsequent version will throw a more favorable lighttipon this sad affair. MRS. VALLANDIGHAM. NEW Yogic, May 21.—The Syracuse Courier of yesterday states that Mrs. Vallandigham has became a lunatic. RETURN OF THE READING VOLUNTEERS READING, May 21.—The six Reading com panies of the 12Sth regiment, returned home this afternoon and received a glorious welcome at the hands of the citizens of Berks ooun ty. After the reception ceremonies, the volunteers visited the Charles Evans Cemetery to view the grave of their late companion in arms, Captain Andrews, who fell at the battle of Antietam. They then marched through the principal streets to the Fair Grounds, where a sumptuous banquet was provided for them.— After partaking of the good things provided, they were dismissed. THE FINALE OF AN ELOPEMENT CASE. WASHINGTON, May 21.—The Supreme Court of the District of Columbia to-day pronounced a decree of total divorce in the case of General John M. Brannon, against Eliza Brannon, granting him the guardianship of his child.— The material facts caused much interest, five years ago, especially in New York. It appears that Colonel Wyman, with whom she eloped, was shot through the head at the battle of Fair Oaks. BY TELEGRAPH. CASE OF HON. C. L. VALLANDIOHAM. CINCINNATI, May 22.—The President has changed the sentence of Vallandigham from confinement in Fort Warren to transportation through our lines. He leaves to-day for Louis vine on the gunboat Exchange, where he will be delivered to Gen. Rosecrans, who, under a flag of truce, will deliver him into' the lines of Gen. Bragg. THE WAR IN MISSISSIPPI. CINCINNATI, May 22.—The Gazette's Mur freesboro' dispatch has contradictory reports from Mississippi. One is that Grant has been driven back from Jackson and Port Gibson, and that Johnson has possession of the Jack son and Vicksburg railroad. Another is that Grant has beaten Johnson, and taken posses sion of the railroad bridge over the Big Black river, which is the most important in that sec tion of country, entirely cutting off the rebel communication with Vicksburg, Advices via Cairo say our loss at Raymond was 71 killed and 300 wounded Sixty.five care, loaded with bacon and corn meal, were captured between Raymond and Jackson. It appears to be Grant's intention to march in the rear of Vicksburg to Baine's Bluff. The rebel papers give accounts of forces from all parte of the South moving to reinforce Johnson. ANOMIE ACCOUNT. Gamuts/v/7, May 22.—Information received from Gen. Grant's headquarters at Raymond, Miss., shows that it was his intention to de stroy all the bridges. After the capture of Jackson he ceased communication with Grand Gulf in consequence of heavy escorts of troops being necessary for such service. The army was provided with rations for eight days. From Jackson General Grant was t 3 proceed to Blanes' Bluff and secure a number of trans ports belonging to the rebels and prevent their escape up the Yazoo. Pemberton is thought to be in front of Grant, and Johnson is supposed to have brought but five thousand troops with him. It is generally supposed a great battle would be fought before Vicksburg surrendered, but of its final capture no one expressed a doubt. The bridge over the Big Black has not been destroyed, but is guarded by five thousand men, with instructions to destroy it if they should be compelled to leave. Three miles of railroad near Jackson were torn up when our forces entered that city. A BATTLE-NENNL ACCOUNT. WASHINGTON, May 22.—The Richmond En quirer of the 21st contains the following dis patch : MOBILE, May 19th.—The special reporter of the Advertiser and Register, under date of 18th, at Jackson, furnishes the following particulars of Saturday's fight, received from the Adjutant of the 15th Mississippi regiment, who arrived from Canton last night. The battle was fought at Baker's creek, about twenty miles west of Jackson. We whipped the enemy badly until he was. rein forced from Jackson. Gen. Pemberton then fell back to Big Black bridge. General Pemberton estimates our loss at 3,000 and that of the enemy at three times as many. General Loring, on the left, was cut off, but he out his way through to Crystal Springs, 25 miles south of Jackson. His loss is unknown. Gen. Tilghman was killed. IMPORTAFT RUMORS ABOUT HOOKER'S ARMY New YORK, May 22.—The bulletin board of the World office has a placard which says it is rumored that the Army of the Potoinao is fall ing back to the defences of Washington and the upper Potomac. Gen. Hooker is known to have removed his headquarters. MOVEMENTS OF THE PIRATES. NEW Than. May 22.—Advices from Bermuda of the sth inst., give a rumor that Captain Semmes has resigned the commaud of the Ala bama to his first officer, and taken command of a fine Confederate ship mounting twenty two guns. FROM PORT ROYAL AND CHARLESTON. NEW YORK, May 22.—The steamship Conner, from Port Royal, brings news of a small en gagement which took place on the night of the 14th inst., between a detachment of our forces and about one hundred rebel soldiers, on Mor ris island, in which the latter were driven back across the creek. Our loss was one man slightly wounded. It seemed to be the general impression that the Monitors would attempt a redaction of the outer forts along the beach before again attack ing Port Sumpter. A British and a French man-of-war arrived at Charleston on the 14th inst. A flag of truce boat from Charleston was rc fused admittance by the blockading fleet within their lines, on the ground that similar boats had used their flag of truce as a deception, in order to gain information of our movements. =I NEW YOEX, May 22.—The steamship China, with Liverpool dates to the Bth and Queenstown to the 9th instant, arrived at Me port this morning. Americsu Wake receive but little comment. The Times expatiates on the importance of the capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, and says it would open the Mississippi to the Northwest, diminish the growing dissatisfac tion there, and enable the Federals to claim one more of the real victories of the war. The New York correspondent of the Morning Herald asserts that the Federal government is appropriating three millions of dollars to convey 120,000 Irishmen to America. In the House of Commons the course of Mr. Christie, British Minister to Brasil, and Gen. Webb's attack on him, was debated. Lord Palmerston and others defended Mr. Christie. Lord Palmerston made some very uncompli mentary remarks on Gen. Webb ; and said his letter to Earl Russell was treated with the dis regard it merited, and, if written by a British diplomatist, would be sufficient ground for his instant dismissal. Italian affairs were debated, and some severe strictures passed on the Ital ian Government.. In the House of Lords, Earls Shaftesbury and Harrowby strongly denounced the Rus sian policy towards Poland, and asserted that separation was the only remedy. Earl Russell expressed great confidence in the humane in tentions of the Czar. The question of separa tion might involve a costly war, which England was loath to engage in without the most pres sing necessity. He believed that the public opinion of Europe would influence the Russian government to restore the Polish Constitution. It is reported that the Brazilian Minister to London is instructed to demand explanations, and if unsatisfactory, diplomatic relations will be suspended. The French Carps Legislatif is dissolved, and the elections are fixed for the 31st of May and Ist of June. The Bourse was dull at 69f. 55c. The Polish question is unchanged. It is again asserted that Napoleon will pursue his object alone, if obliged to do so, and the in surgents confidently rely on his assistance. Numerous engagements are reported .with varying successes. It is reported that the French Minister of Ma rine had ordered the ports on the Atlantic to prepare to receive the Swedish fleet. CRACOW, May 9.—The Secret Provisional Government of Warsaw has issued a pioclama tion, pronouncing severe penalties against any functionaries in Poland who may attempt to collect taxes for the Russian government_ Fresh arrests and domicilary arrests have taken place in Cracow. • LIVERPOOL, May 9.—The Arabia's news to day imparted a cheerful feeling to the Federals -in Liverpool, by the encouraging deductions drawn from the progress of Gen. Banks. The loss of the Anglo Saxon has created a painful sensation. The Berlin Cabinet held a council yesterday to consider the exodus from Posen of large numbers of young men, fully armed, to join the Polish insurgents. It is reported that the ministry determined, for the present, not to declare Posen in a state of siege nor to close the sessions of Parliament. LIVERPOOL, May 9.—Breadatuffs market dull and tendency downward, with a slight decline on wheat and flour. Provisions flat. LONDON, May 9.—Consoles are quoted at 981 for money. American securities firmer. THE MARKETS. PHILADELPHIA, May 22. The movements in breadatuffs continue of a limited character. There is little export de mand for sour and only 400.bble extra family sold at $707 25 and some superfine at $6; rye. flour steady at $5 ; corn meal $4 26 ; there is no change in wheat, 5,000 bus red sold at $1 58@,1 62 and small lots of white at 75®1 85, 500 bus rye sold at $1 10. Corn is in fair request and 4,000 bus yellow sold at 99c. Oats are in better request, 5,000 bus Pennsylvania sold at 75®76e. 5,000 bus barley malt sold at $1 60®1 70. Provisions quiet, 800 tierces pickled hams sold at 81 @,90 and shoulders at sc. Lard is steady at 10® 10ic for bbls and 111(312 for kegs. Coffee is firm, sales of Rio at 31(333c and Laguayra at 83c. 300 bbls whisky sold at 450. Nom YORK, May 22. Flour dull; oaks 8,000 bbig. at $5 35%5 55 for State ; $6 46®6 50 for Ohio and $6 55 ®7 for Southern; Wheat quiet; Chioago spring $1 24@1 . 47 and red Western $1 466 1 55. Corn dull ; sales of 40,000 bus. at 76® . 770. Beef dull. Pork dull. Lard dull at 9i @M. Whisky dull at 43-I®44c. Receipts of flout 11,225 bus; wheat 198,964 bus corn ; 150,560 bus. Flour dull ; Ohio $6 50, extra $6 70®6 15. Wheat active; sales of 10,000 bush.. at $1 73 ®1 78 for Kentucky white; sales of 6,000 bush. Pennsylvania red at $1 6001 65. Corn advancing; white 90®91e., yellow 91®92c. Oats quiet at 73(374c. Whisky dull and de clined lc. New Ithertistments. INTERNAL REVENUE UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE ASSESSOR'S NOTICE. The tax payers of this District are hereby notified that, pursuant to the provisions of the Aot of Congress, passed July 1, 1862, entitled An act to provide Internal Revenue to sup port the Government and to pay interest on the Public Debt," and the not to amend the same, passed March 3, 1863, the second annual as sessment will be made on and after the first Monday (4th day) of May inst. The assess ment will embrace the following items: 1. Incomas.—All incomes for the year end ing Dec. 81, 1862, must be returned to the Assistant Assessors, under oath, in accordance with the instructions of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, upon the blank forms pro vided for that purpose. Each person will be required to return his total income, so far specifying the sources from which it is derived, as to enable the Assistant Assessors to decide what deductions shall be made thereon. HUSBAND AND WIFE. Where a husband and wife live together, and their taxable income is in excess of $6OO, they will be entitled to but one deduction of $6OO, that being the average axed by law as an Pal mated commutation for the expense of main taining a family. Where they live apart they will be taxed separately, and be each entitled to a deduction of $6OO. GUARDIANS AND TRUSTEES. Guardians and trustees, whether such trus tees are so by virtue of their office as exeeutors, administiators, or other fiduciary capacity, are required to make return of the income belong ing to minors or other persons, which may be held in trust, as aforesaid ; and the income tax will be assessed upon the amount returned, after deducting such sums as are exempted from the income tax, as aforesaid ; _Provided, That the exemption of six hundred dollars, under section 90 of the excise law, shall not be allowed on account of any minor or other beneficiary of a trust, except upon the state ment of the guardian or trustees, made under oath, that the minor or beneficiary has no other income from which the said amount of six hundred dollars may be exempted and deducted. INCUIFIBRANCES, RENTS AND REPAIRS. Interest paid by any person on incumbranoes upon the dwelling house or estates on which he resides, may be deducted from income ; also his payments for necessary repairs ; as well as the amount actually paid for rent of any dwell ing house or estate which is the residence of the person assessed. Persons receiving rents may deduct there from the amount paid for necessary repairs, insurance and interest on incumbranoes upon such rented property. The cost of new struc tures, or improvements to buildings, shall not be deducted from income. FARMERS. Every farmer or planter will be required to make return of the value of the produce of his farm or plantation, without deduction for the labor or services of himself and his family, or for any portion of such produce consumed by himself and family. The amount paid by any farmer or planter for hired labor and necessary repairs upon his farm or plantation, including the subsistence of the laborers ; and the manure purchased by farmers to maintain their lands in present pro ductive condition will be allowed. Farm produce, which the producer has on hand on the 31st day of December, 1862, must be appraised at its market value on that day. 2. ENUMERATED ARTICLES.—AII articles named in section 77 of the law (Schedule A.) will be assessed for the taxes to which they are liable, for the year ending May 1, 1864, viz : Carriages, kept for use, for hire, or for pas sengers. Yachts. Billiard Tables. Silver Plate. , Gold Plate. [The former assessments on the above named arti cles having been made for the year 1862.] These returns must be made to the Assistant Assessor within ten days from date of delivery of the blanks. Neglect, or refusal to comply within the time named, imposes the duty on the Assessor or Assistant Assessor to estimate the income and the tax upon enumerated arti cles, with an addition of fifty per cenium. The entire income tax of every person will be assessed at the residence of the party, and not at the place of business. LICENSES All licenses assessed in accordance with the act of March 3, 1863, will continue in force ,until the first day of May, 1864. "And all licenses granted after the first day of May in any year, will expire on the first day of May following, and will be issued upon the payment of a ratable proportion of the whole amount of duty imposed for such licen ses; and such licenses so granted will be dated on the first day of the month in which it is is sued. Provided, That any person, 'firm, or corporation that on the first day of May, 1863, held an unexpired license, will be assessed a ratable proportion for the time between the expiration of the license and the first day of May, 1864." All persons doing business within this dis trict must apply for a new license to run from the date their present license expires, (which in most oases, is September Ist, 18630 to thp first of May, 1864. Whenever, by the amend ments, new rates of license are established, the new license will be assessed at the new rates, and, in all cases where the present li cense expires September Ist, 1863, the new license will cover a period of eight months, and must be assessed to pay two-thirds of the yearly tax. PENALTIES. When an assessment for license has been made, neglect or refusal to girt) the list or make the application within the time required, and the assessment is returned in the annual list, the fifty.per eentnm penalty prescribed in section 11 must be added, and cannot be remit ted, either by the Assessor or Collector. BALTIMORE, May 22 By the act, March 3, 1863, the penalty of two years' imprisonment is added to the puoi e h., ment provided in former acts, for those wh o fail to take out license when required by the excise laws of the United States. The former annual easement whieh was embarrassed for want of information on the part of citizens, with regard to the duties ha posed on them by the excise law. It ie man i., feet that, with the knowledge now attained on the part of the taxpayer, and with the assis tance rendered by this circular, that ignorance of the law can no longer be pleaded by deli n _ quents in the hope of avoiding the penalties provided. DANIEL KENDIG, Assessor 14th District Pennsylvania. May 22, 1868—ruy28 eta TO ARCHITECTS.—The South Wa r d School Board will toy a premium of Thirty Dolhre far a plan And speellics4iOne for a two-story Brick School House, to be erected on their lot onFourth street The above amount will be paid for the plan and specifica tions adopted. All necessary information will be given by calling on the committee Plane to be fun/Med by the let of Juno. JACOB BOUBBB, President. HENRY ENELLENEERGER, Secretary-my2l-41td A GOOD COOK WANTED, to whom geod v,eget will be given. Inquire at D. NSB~ S, Second Ward House, corner of Second and Ches nut. iney2o-3t* FIRST PICNIC OF THE SINGING ASSOCIATION "EINTRACHT lit linionaxx's WOODS, ON MONDAY, MAY 25. 188; The Association has made all arrangements necessary to insure their friends and the public in general a plea sant time. Omnibuses will run every hour from L. IL:eel& resi dence in Chestnut street. Admission 25 cents. ID — No improper characters will 1)8 allowed to enter the ground. A. HANEL, my2o St Secretary. 'l l F. WATSON, T MASTIC WORKER ITEI PRACTICAL CEMENTER, Ia prepared to Cement the exterior of Buildings with• the New York Improved WateriProof Mastic Cement. This Material is different from all other Cements. It forms a solid, durable adhesiveness to any , surface, imperishable by the action of water or frost. Every good building should be coated with this Cement; it is a perfect preserver to the walls, and makes a beautiful, tine finish, equal to Eastern brown sandstone, or any color desired. Among others for whom I have applied the Mastic Cement, I refer to the following gentlemen J. Bissell, residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finishe d . eve years. T. H. Shoenberger, residence, Lawrenceville, finished , five years. James MVandlass, residence, Allegheny Oity,finished five years. Oaivin Adams, residence, Third street, finished four years. A. Hoeveler, residence, Lawrenceville, finished four years. W. D. N'Uord, Penn street, finished four years. Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street. finished four years. St Charles Hotel and Qirard House, finished five years. Kittanning Court House and Bank, for Barr & Moser, Architects, Pittsburg, finished five years. Orders received at the office all M'Eldowney, Paint Shop, 20 Seventh street, or please address mayl.6-tf T. F. WATOOtio P. 0. Box 13C6. Pittsburg, Pa PROCLAMATION. MAYOR'S OFFICE, Harrisburg, May 14th, 1863. WHEREAS, It is the duty of every citizen to lend his aid to the preservation of the public peace ; and whereas, the unlimited and indis criminate sale of intoxicating liquors to a large population must inevitably lead to serious disorders and breaches of the peace; there fore, it is hereby enjoined on all tavern keep ers and retail dealers, within the limits of the City of Harrisburg, to close their bars and to discontinue the sale of all intoxicating beve rages, including lager beer, at six o'clock p. hi. of every day in the week until further no tice. A. L. ROUMFORT, Mayor. PE CIAL NOTICE. The American Annual Cyclopmiia and Register of Important Events of 1862, to be published by D. Apple ton & Co., will be ready for delivery in Tune. The very favorable reception given to the volume for the preceding year has induced us to make special ef forts in the preparation of this one. Its contents will embrace the intellectual and material progress of the year, the important civil and political measures of the Federal and State Governments, an accurate and minute history of the struggles of the great armies and the many battles, illustrated with maps of the country and plans of the tattles taken from official copies; debates of Congress, Commerce, itc,; the progress of foreign nations, the developments in science, the progress of literature, mechanical inventions and improvements, religions statistics of the world, and biographical sketches of eminent persons deceased in 1862. The contents to be arranged in alphabetical order, accom panied witha moat extensive and complete index, An active, intelligent man wanted in every county to can vass for the work. Circulars and aubscription book furnished on application. Address S. F. STRASSAIIMI, Harrisburg, Pa., Only agent for the counties of Dauphin and Cumber land, and general agent for Pennsylvania. myll-2w IVANTED.—S7S A MONTH! I want V to hire Agents in every county at $75 a month, expenses paid, to sell my new cheap Family Sewing Machines. Address, S. MADISON, m5-113xn Alfred, Maine_ WANTED.—S6O A MONTH ! We want Agents at $6O a month, expenses paid. to sell our Everlasting Pencils, Oriental Burners, and thirteen other new, useful and Carious articles. Fifteen circulars sent free. Address, ms.d3m SHAW & MAIM Biddeford, Maine. CONDENSIBD MILK !—Just received and for sale by WM. BOOK jr, k CO. WALLPAPER, BORDERS, &c., sold yet at last year's prices, without anyadvance. At SCHEMER'S BOOKSTORE. lIAMS ! ! ! ! 20,000,1b5. Composed of the following Brands just received : NEWBOLD'S—Celebrated. NEW JERSEY—SeIect. EVANS it SWlFT'S—Superior. MICHINER'S EXCELSlOR—Canvassed. MICIIINER'S EXCELSIOR—Not canvassed. IRON ClTY—Canvassed. IRON CITY—Not canvassed Pi AIN HAMS—Strictly prime ORDINARY HAMS—Very good. U - Every Ham sold will be guaranteed as represen ted. WM. DOM. jr., & CO. ROBERT SNODGRASS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office with Hon. David Humna,jr., Third street, above Market, Harrisburg, Pa. N. B.—Pension, Bounty and Military claims of all kinds prosecuted and collected. Refer to HOWL John C. Kunkel, Da-rtd Mumma, fir., and R 41L Lumberton. myll-d&wem NE PLUS . ULTRA.—Anti-Corrosive seliooL and COMMERCIAL ELASTIC PEN!— This highly celebrated Pen will not corrode in the Ink. Its elasticity and durability are astonishing. It writes like a Gold Pen. The Penman will find by trying these Pens that the recommendation is not over estimated. E. S. GERMAN, Sole Agent for this City. myl242w* lOW ARE YOU GREEN BACKS."—DAN BRYANTI'new comic Song. Price 80 cents, Jima received and far ads by WARD, at hie Music store, Third atreet. Call and get a copy early. 4108 TIMED PEACHES—PARED AND tiNPAßED—iust received by WM. IMS, Ts., & CO. 1i OTlCE.—Whereas Letters of Admin latration have been granted to the enbaeriber this day, on the estate of his late wife, Charlotte E. Rob erts late of the city of Harrisburg, deo , d, all persons having claims agidnst the estate of the -said deeld will Please make them known to the subscriber at his resi dence In Market Soars, in said city. A. ROBERTS. My 18, 1868-myl4-dlawilwit NEW ORLEANS SWAB V- FIRST IN MAiiry !—yor sale W by bra d.llool< is., & CO.