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or before m arriages and deaths, TEN CENTS ray. LINE for
each i n sertion. To merchants and others advertising
by theyear, liberal terms will be offered.
irr The member of insertions must be designated on
IE7 marr i a ges and Deaths will be inserted at the same
ales as regular advertisements.
TENSIONS, BOUNTIES, BACK PAY,
War Claims and Claims for Indemnity.
STEWART, STEVENS, CLARK & CO.,
Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law and Solicitors
for di kinds of Military alaime,
450 PENNbYLVANIA. AVENUE,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
This arm, having a thorough knowledge of the Pen
sion. Business, and being familiar with the practice in
all the Departments of Government, believe that they
can afford greater facilities to Pension, Bounty, and
other Mainmasts, for the prompt and successful anCom•
plistunent of business entrusted to them, than any other
firm in Washington. They desire to secure such an
amount of this business aa'will enable them to execute
the business for each claimant very cheaply, and on the
basis of their pay contingent upon that SIMMS is each
ease. For this purpose they will secure the services of
law Firms in each prominent locality throughout the
States where each business may be had, furnish such
with all the necessary blank forms of application and
evidence, requisite printed pamphlet instructions, and
circulars for distribution in their vicinity, with asso
ciates 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
Er Their charges will be ten dollars for officers and
five dollars for privates, for each Pension orßounty and
Back Pay obtained, and ten per cent. on amount of
Olaims for Military Supplies or CiaiM3,for indemnity.
Tr' 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 die mare killed, are entitled to
Pensions, and the $lOO Bounty. If there be no widow,
then the minor children. And if no minor children,
tiara the father, mother, slaters or brothers' are ,enti
•-ed as above to the $lOO Bounty and. Back Pay.
JOSEPH B. STEWART,
HESTOB. L. STEVENS,
EDW &RD CLARK,_
OSOAR A. PTEVENS,
WILLIS B. GAYLORD.
INTAssusarom, D. CI., 1822.
Apply 14 oUr office, or to our Associate at
P,.-JOSH A. Bicaant, Attorney said
Prrrantraa, Po.—ARTHUES k RIDDELL, Atter
POTTSVILLE, PA.—WM. B. SMITH, Attorney and
PHILADELPHIA, G. MINNIOHILD, 46 Alwood
street, WM. M. SMITH, Attorney and Counsellor.
Wasuumosr, Pa.—BOYD 011IIMSINOZ, Attorney
J ACKSON &'CO.'l3
NO. 90% MARKIT OTNNBT,
Where they ntend to devote their entire time to the
BOOTS AND SHOES
all kinds and varieties, in the neatest and most flak.
_tenable styles, and at satisfactory prices. ,
'heir stook will amidst, in part, of fientieetnes Phu
Golf and Patent Leather Boots and Shoes, latest styles;
Ladies' and Misses' Gaiters, end otherphoes in great
carter; and In fact eventing connected with the
CirSTOM:ER WORK will be particularly attended to,
and In all eases will satisfaction be warranted. Lasts
fitted s by o*. of the best makers in the country.
She long practical experience of the undersigned, and
their thorough knowledge of the business will, they
trot, be sufacieft guarantee to the public that they
will do them justice, and furnish them 'an'artioie that
will recommend itself for utility, cheapness and dunk-
Dane] - .T.KOKSON & 00.
1011311 INGER'S PATENT "1 - 4 -I E, F TEA,
ILL ioolid, ockcentrated extract of
BEEF AND VECIETABLES,
Convertible immediately into a nonrialting and deli
cious soup. Highly approved by a number of eminent
This admirable article condensed into a compact form,
all the substantial and nutritive properties of a large
bulk of meat and vegetables. The readinesswithwhich
it dissolves 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 r too
obvious to need urging. Its highly nourishing qualities
combined with its delicacy, renders it invaluable for the
sick; while for those in health, his a perfect substitute
for fresh meat and vegetables. It will keep good in any
It is peculiarly well adapted FOR TRLVELESS, by
land or sea, who eanthius avoid those accidentaldepriva
Nona of a comfortable meal, to which they are s
can thus INVALIDS, whose capricious appetite can thus
le satisfied in a moment.
FOR SPORTSMEN and EXOI7RSIONISTS. to whom,
path its oompLebteltt and easy preparation will retina
mead it. For sale by
VIVERVELIED BY ANY IN THE a STATES:
AND SUPERIOR TO ANY
WA AS. 3NT CI lir.. ]BRAN X 3) IS
OFFERED IN PENNSYLVANIA! .
IT IS HAM OF
OttOICE raTASOURt WRITE itrItEAT.
Delivered any plate in the city free of ckargs
-arms cash on daieery
A BOOK FOR THE TIMES !
American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of
Imported Even ~ for the Yor 1861. In 1 not.
8 no. over 750 pages. Cloth 03, Leather $3.50.
Published by D. Appleton Co., New York.
The design of this work is to furnish a record of all
the important knowledge of the year, The events of
the war, owing to their prominence, will, of course, oe
capy a consOCROllll part, bat all other cheerbranei
enc., Art, Literature, the Mechanic Arts, are
ceive due attention. The work will be published ex
elusively by sabeeription, and ready for dellyery iv Auto
Also, now complete
BeM2oll's Debates of Coagress,lB volumes, $3 and $3 00
Benton's Thirty Tsars ix U. S. Senate, 2 volumes, $2.60
and f 8 pw
Cyclopedia of American Eloquence, con taistinfir the
speeches of as most eminent Orators of America, 14
geed portraits, $ e/e. PM each-
Porrosys Life and now of Androw Jackson, ro/umes,
Address I.7.3THAIBAUGH, Harrisburg, Pa.
General Agent for D. APPLETON & Co.
For Circulars descriptive of Annual Cyclopedia.
11YOTTVILLE GLABB WORKS,
feliTlai MINIMAL WATER, PION.LI AND
OP OTZOT DESOZIPTIOP
H. D. & e. W. DINNIBS
oel2-4:117 21 South front stmt. Philadelphia:
TAFANESE TEA.—A choice lot of
11 this celebrated Teapot received. It is of the first
rim , over imported, and is much superior to the Chi
gger Teas in quality, strength and fragrance, and is also
entirety free of adulteration, coloring or Santora of any
It Li the natural leaf of the Japanese Tea Plant.
For sale by WM. DOCK, Jr.,o
3/000 BUSHELSof afferent , kind. Y ork State Patataeg )
IWO Bushell, York State Apples,
A choice lot of York Mats Batter.
Also, a superior lot of Catawba grapes, and 30 bushels
just received and for sale low by
H.W.BIBLE & CO.,
No.loo Market street.
MiONWRIL, Nos. 1, 2 OA 3, in al/ sized Plieksigef—
mnrs and sack packap unwanted. Just toeoleed mid
for We low by WM. DOOM. Jr.. &
OELF, BELLING - FRUIT JARS 1-
kJ Ben ana Cliespest in tk3 markets ! gam IN
WM. DOCK, JR., & Co.
WM. DOCK, Ja., & CO
WM. DOCK ; 7a., & 00
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VOL. 6.-NO. 229.
BURKHART & ROBBINS,
(FORMRRLY BURKHART AND STRIKE.)
PHOTOGRAPH AND AMBROTYPE GALLERY,
North Third street, opposite the “Patriot and Union."
OffiCC, llrrrisOurg, Pa.
BURKHART & ROBBINS have fitted up a splend'd
new Gallery in Mummies building, on Third street,
where they are prepared to take
PHOTOGRAPHS CARTES DE VISITE AND
In all the improved styles. Particular attention given
to CARD PHOTOGRAPHS. Also on hand, a complete
assortment of GILT FRAMES, which they will sell at
very low p rices . Call and examine specimens.
Cartes de Vleite $2 SO per dozen.
Vignettes 2 00...d0.
Whole size Photographs in frames from from ;7 to
BURKHART it BOBBINS,
GREAT EXTERNAL REMEDY,
FOR RHEUMATISM, GOUT, NEURALGIA,
LUMBAGO, STIFF NECK AND. JOINTS,
SPRAINS, BRUISES, GUTS & WOUNDS,
PILES, HEADACHE. and ALL RHEU
MATIC and NERVOUS DISORDERS.
For all of which it is a speedy and certain remedy,
and never fails. This Liniment is prepared from the
recipe of Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connecticut, the fa
mous bone setter, and has been used in his practice for
more than twenty years with the most astonishing suc
AS AN ALLEVIATOR OF FAIN, it is unrivaled
by any preparation before , the public, of which the moat
skeptical may be convinced by a single trial.
This Liniment will cure rapidlyand radically, RHEU
MATIC DISORDERS of every kind, and in thousands
of cases where it has been used it has never been known
FOR NEURALGIA, it will afford immediate relief
in every case, however distressing.
It will relieve the worst eases of HEADACHE in
three minutes and is warranted to do it.
fidOritACHE also will it cure instantly.
FOR NERVOUS DEBILITY AND GENERAL
LASSITUDE, arising from imprudence or excess, this
Liniment is a most happy and unfailing remedy. Act
ing directly upon the nervous tissues, it strengthens and
revivifies the system, and restores it to elasticity and
FOR PIL ES.—Ae an external remedy, we claim that
it is the best known, and we challenge the world to pro
duce an equal. Every victim of titio•dietreseing com
plaint should give it a trial, for it will not fail to afford
immediate relief, and in a majority of cases will effect
a radical cure.
QUINSY and SORE THROAT are Nomatimea
tremely malignant and daogerous, but a timely applies,
tion of this Liniment will never fail to cure.
S PR el INS are sometimes very obstinate, and enlarge
ment of the joints is liable to occur if neglected. The
worst case may be conquered by this Liniment in two or
BRUISES, CUTS, WOUNDS, SORES, ULCERS,
BURNS anti SCALDS, yield readily to the wonderful
healing properties of DR. SWEETIE INFALLIBLE
LINIMENT, when need according to directions. Also,.
CHILBLAINS, FROSTED FEET, and INSECT
BITES and STINGS.
EVERY HORSE OWNER
should have this remedy at hand, for its timely use at
the first appearance of Lameness will effectually pre
vent those formidable diseases to which all horses are
" - "
Over four hundred voluntary testimonials to the won
derful curative properties of this Liniment have been
received within the last two years. and many of them
from persons in the highest ranks of life.
To avoid imposit'on, observe the Signature and Like
ness of Dr. Stephen Sweet on every label, and also
" Stephen Sweet's Infallible Liniment " blown in the
gloms of each bottle, without whieh none are genuine.
RICHARDSON & CO. '
Sole Proprietors, Norwich, Ct.
For sale by all dealers. aplleow-d&w
H UB BARD BROS.,
IMPORTERS OF WATCHES,
Have the pleasure of announcing to their numerous
friends and patrons in the Army, that they are prepared
to fill orders and transmit parcels BY MAIL, with the ut
most care and promptitude_ Wetehes so forwarded are
registered; we take upon ourselves all risks of transpor
tation, and guarantee a safe delivery.
Improved Solid Sterling Silver Inn. ENGLISH
LEVERS, in good running order, and warranted ac
curate timepieces. This is an entire new pattern, made
expressly for American Army and Navy sale. They are
manufactured in a very handsome manner, with English
crown mark, certifying their genuineness; all in all,
they are ;most desirable Watch, Fronk Lea/B's Illus
trated News of Feb. 21st, '63, says ;—"HIMBARD'S TIRE
EEEPERS are becoming proverbial for their reliability
and accurary. They are particularly valuable for offi
cers in the army, and travelers.” The price is SEVENTY
TWO DOLLARS (IN) per case of six, being about one
third the cost of ordinary English Levers, while they
will readily retail for a larger price. Postage, per case,
RAILWAY TIMEKEEPERS, for Army Speen
lation,—The Army and ffietoy Gazette, of Philadel
phia, in its February number, says :—" This importa
tion of the HUBBARD Baos., of New York, fills a long
felt want, being a handsome and serviceable Watch at
an extremely low figure_" Superior in style and finish
Decidedly the most taking noreities out! Should retail
at prices from $2O to $5O each. Good imitation of both
gold and silver, with fancy colored hands and beautiful
dials, with superior regulated movement. Sold only by
the case of six of assorted designs. Engraved and
superior electro-plated with gold, and silver-plated, per
CaSe of FiE, FORTY-EIGHT DOLLARS, ($48.) By mail,
postage, $1.65 per case.
MAGIC TIME OBSERVERS, She Perfection
of Mechanism I—BPING A HUNTING AND OPEN tees,
Or LADY'S OR GENTLEMAN'S WATCH COMBINED, WITH PA
TENT BELF-WINDING IMPROTEMENT.—The New York Il
lustrated News, the leading pictorial paper of the 'Uni
ted States, in its issue of Jan, 10th, BA on page 14T,
voluntarily says :—“We have been shown a most pleas
ing novelty, of which the HUBBARD BRos., of New York,
are the sole importers. It is called the Magic Time
Observer, and is a Hunting and Open Face Watch com
bined. One of the prettiest, most convenient, and de
cidedly the best and cheapest timepiece for general and
reliable use ever offered. It has within it and connec
ted with its machinery, its own winding attachment,
rendering a key entirely nnneccessary. The cases of
this Watch are composed of told metals, thof outer one
being fine 16 carat gold. It has the improved ruby ac
tion lever movement, and is warranted an accurate time
piece)) Price, superbly engraved, per case of half
closely $204. Sample Watches,
in neat morocco boxes,
for those proposing to buy at wholesale, SW If nut
by mail the postage is 36 cents. Retails at $lOO and
We have no agents or circulars. Buyers must
deal with us direct, ordering from this advertisement.
Terms, Cask in advance. Remittafteee may be made in
United States money, or draft payable to our order in
this city. If you wish goods sent by mail, enclose the
amount of the postage with your order. Write your
address in full. Registered Leiters only at our risk.
Address EUBBARD BROS., IMPOBTBBS,
East Car. Nassau and John streets,
S OLDIER'S CAMP COMPANION.-
A very convenient Writing Dent; also, portfolios,
IlLensorandum BeokS,PortisonnaleN &o. st
80/EEPPERVI B OOKBTOIt
VOTIONB.--Quite a variety of useful
1 1 1 and entertainingarticles —chea p —at
FRENCH MUSTARD, ENGLISH and
Domestic Pickles, (by the dozen or hundred,)
rotor Salad 011, Ketchup, Kstieee end condiments of
delleriptien, for 1619 by
mks WIA. DOCK, M., & Co
WAR WAR —BRADY, No. 62
Market street, below nth* baa receive"large
assortalent of 411531 Suko-dtf
BUM sad. BALM TM* he
will lOU very low.
UAMS, DRIED BEEF, BOLOGNA
Il SAUSAGES, TONGUES, &IN for eau low, by
wia.DOOK, az. & i`
r. RENT— Two desirable OFFICE
Boas, mocks story front of Wystkts Bnflding
corner of ?duke Ware awl Mutat stmt. Apply at
kb, o$" • MIAOW
tiU titi, PA. , THLTESDAY, MAY 28 1863.
T H E
Weekly "Patriot Sz, U "
THE CHEAPEST PAPER PUBLISHED IN
' . AND
THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC PAPER PUBLISHED AT
THE BEAT OP GOVERNMENT !
FORTY-FOUR COLUMNS OF READING MAT
TER, EACH WEEK 1
AT THE LOW PRICE OF ONE DOLLAR
AND FIFTY CENTS!
IfitSCRIMSD POE IN MITA' OP NOT LESS
THAN TEN COPIES TO ONE ADDRESS!
We have been compelled to raise the club subscription
price hone dollar and fifty cents In order to save oar
selves from actual lose. Paper has risen, including
taxes, about twenty-five per cent,, and is still rising;
and when we tielL our Democratic friends, candidly, that
we can no longer afford to sell the Weekly PATRIOT AND
talon at one dollar a year. and must add fifty cents or
stop the publication, we trust they will appreciate our
position, and, instead of withdrawing their subscrip
tions, go to work witha will to increase our list in every
county in the State. We have endeavored, and shall
continue our efforts, to make the paper useful as a party
organ, and welcome as a news messenger to every fam
ily. We flatter ourselves that it has not been without
some influence in producing the glorious revolution In
the politics of the State achieved at the late election ;
and if fearlessness in the discharge of duty, fidelity to
the principles of the party, and an anxionsdesire to pro
mote its interests, with some experience and a moderate
degree of ability, can be Made serviceable hereafter, the
Weekly PATRIOT AND UNION win not be less useful to
the party or less welcome to the family circle in the fu
ture than it has been in the past. We confidently look
for increased encouragement in this great enterprise,
and appeal to every influential Democrat in the State to
lend us his aid in running our sepscription list up to
twenty or thirty thousand. The expense to each indi
vidual is trifling, the benefit to the party may be great.
Believing that the Democracy of the State feel the ne
cessity of sustaining a fearless central organ, we make
thii appeal to them for assistance with thelulleet confi
dence of success.
The same reasons which induce ns to rbitit, the prise
of the Weekly, operate in regard to the Dailypaper, the
price of which is elm increased. The additional coat to
each laboalber will baba; UMW& IRA while we Mi
not pinnacle ourselves that the change necemarllymade
will result in any diminution of our daily circulation,
yet, were we certain that such would be the come
queues, we should still be compelled to make it, or of
fer a ruinous loss. Under these circumstances we must
throw ourselves upon the generosity, or, rather, the
Justin of the public, and abide their verdict, whatever
it may be.
The period for which many of our subscribers have
paid for their paper being on the eve of expiring, we
take the liberty of issuing this notice, reminding them
of the same, in order that they may
RENEW THEIR CLUBS.
We shall also take it as an especial favor if our present
subscribers will urge upon their neighbors the fact that
the PATRIOT AND UNION is the . only Democratic paper
printed in Harrisburg, and considering the large amount
of reading matter, embracing all the current news of
the day, and
Prom everywhere up to the xaomeat the paper veil to
press, political, miscellaneous, general and local news
Th l ifkina s t i kktPb e as l ra PUBLISHED IN
There is scarcely a village or town in the State in
which a club cannot be raised if the proper exertion be
made, and surely there are few places in which one or
more energetic men cannot be found who are in favor of
the dissemination of sound Democratic doctrines, who
would be willing' to make the effort to raise a club.
DEMOCRATS OF THE INTERIOR I
Let us hear from you. The existing war, and the app
preaching sessions of Congress and the State Legisla
ture, are invested with unusual interest, and every man
should have the news.
DAILY PATRIOT AND UNION
Single copy for one year, in advance $5 00
Single copy during the session of the Legislature.. 2 00
City subscribers ten, cents per week.
Copies eupplieti to spats at the rate of $l. 50rr hun
WEEKLY PATRIOT AND UNION,
Published every Thursday..
Dingle copy one year, in advance $2 00
Ten copies to one address 15 00
Subscriptions may commence at any time. PAY AL
WAYS IN ADVANCE. We are obliged to make this
imperative. In every instance cash must accompany
subscription. Any person sending us a club of twenty
subscribers to the Weekly will be entitled to a copy for
his services. The price, even at the advanced rate is
so low that we cannot offer greater inducements than
this. Additions may be made at any time to a club of
subscribers by remitting one dollar gad fifty cents
for each additional name. It is not necessary to send
us the names of those constituting a club, as we cannot
undertake to address each paper to club subscribers
separately. Opeeitioneepies of the Weekly will be sent
to all who desire it.
0. BARRETT & 00., Harrisburg, Pa
N. B.—The following law, passed by Congress to IMO,
defines the duty of Postmasters In relation to the de
livery of newepapers to club subecribers :
(Su Little, Browt¢ Co.'s edition of the Lairs of 1860,
r age 92:ehapter 131, section I.)
"Provided, however, that where packages of new pa
pers or periodicals are received at any post aloe directed
to one address, and the names of the club subscribers to
which they belong, with the postage for a quarter in ad
vance, shall be handed to the postmaster, he shall de
liver the same to their respective owners."
To enable the Postmaster to comply with this regula
tion, it will be necessary that be be furnished with the
list of names composing the club, and paid a quarter's
(or year's) postage in advance. The uniform courtesy
of Postmasters, affords the assurance that they will
eheerfullyaesommodats club subscribers, and the latter
should take care that the postage, which is but a trifle
in each case, be paid in advance. Send on the club!
T F. WATSON,
Is prepared to Cement the exterior of Buildings with
the New York Improved
Water-Proof 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,
Awe finish, equal to Eastern brown sandstone, or any
Among others for whom I have applied the Mastic
Cement, I refer to the following gentlemen :
J. Bissell, residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finished
J. H. Shoenberger, residence, Lawrenceville, finished
James 111 2 0andlass, residence, Allegheny City,finished
Calvin Adams, residence, Third street, finished four
A. Hoeveler, residence, Lawrenceville, finished four
.1. D. WOord, Penn street, Dabbed four years,
Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street, finished four
St Charles Hotel and Girard House, finished five
Zit - tanning Court goose and Beak, fot Bur 14; Moser,
Architects, Pittsburg finished five years.
Orders received at the office of R. WEldowney, Paint
Shop, 20 Seventh.street, or please address •
T. I'. WATSON.
ranyl6-if P. 0..110% MC Pattbsvg,.P4l...
Cte Viatriot anion.
THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1863.
We must not doubt, or fear, or dread, that love for
life is only given,
And that the calm and sainted dead will meet es
tranged and cold in heaven
0, love were poor and vain indeed, based on so
harsh and stern a creed. •
True that this earth must pass away, with all the
starry worlds of light,
With all the glory of the day, and calmer tender
ness of night;
For in that radiant home can only shine the im
mortal and divine.
Earth's lower things—her pride, her fame, her
science, learning, wealth and power—
Slow growths that through long ages came, or
fruits of some convulsive hour,
Whose very memory must decay—heaven is too
pure for such as they.
They are complete—their work is done. So let
them sleep in endless rest,
Love's life is only here begun, nor is, nor can be,.
It has no room to spread its wings amid this crowd
of meaner things.
Just for the very shadow thrown upon its sweet
ness here below,
The cross that it must bear alone, and bloody bap
tism of woe;
Crowied and completed through its pain, we know
that it shall rise again.
,So if its flame burn pure and bright, here, where
our air is dark and dense, •
And nothing in this world of night lives with a
living so intense;
When it shall reach its home at length—how bright
its light: how strong its strength I
And while the vain weak loves of earth (for such
base counterfeits abound)
Shall perish with what gave them birth—their
graves are green and fresh around,
No funeral song shall need to rise for the true
Love that never dies.
If in my heart I now could fear that, risen again,
we should not know
What was our Life of Life when here—the hearts
we loved so mush below;
I would arise this very day, and cast so poor a
Bat Love is no such Beans clod—living, perfected
it shall rise
Transfigured in the light of God, and giving glory
to the skies;
And that which makes this life so sweet, shall rai
der heaven's joy complete.
A DRAFTFOR THREENUNDRED THOU
• SAND MEN.
WHY THE DRAFT HAS BEEN DELAYED
.THE PREPARATIONS NEARLY COMPLE.
TED - CONSTRUCTION OF THE THIR
TEENTH SECTION - OPINION OF THE
SECRETARY OF WAR-WHAT WILL THE
Ocrreepondence of the Chicago Tribune
WASOINCTON, May W
A draft for three hundred thousand men will
shortly be ordered by the President for the
iiSE~lielslfetai 1M1414.1114. eid MITT* %It& ...-d a is.
ments. There is no time to drill and prepare
regiments for this campaign. Recruits sent
into old regiments will be more fit for field
service in thirty days
. than they would be in
six months if put into new regiments under
green officers. It will he far better for the
conscripts that they be assigned to the old
regiments and placed among the veterans wha
have experience in the routine and duties of
the camp, and who understand how to avoid
many things which injure the health and cause
sickness. The old, bronzed warriors know
how to cook, wash, sleep, camp and march to.
the best advantage, and can teach this valuable
information to their new comrades.
Many friends of the Union are impatient at
the delay in ordering the draft, but it has been
caused in getting ready. Considerable time
must necessarily be monied in preparing
forms and instructions for the deputies, print-.
ing them, and sending them out. There was
some time lost in selecting a Provost Marshal
Col. Fry has got the machinery of the draft
nearly perfected, and the appointments of the
assistants for the districts are nearly all made.
In a few days more the enrollment will com
mence, to be followed by the draft as speedily
as possible. Those conscripted will be at once
mustered into service, uniformed, rationed and
assigned to their regiments, after a few days'
preliminary instruction. The regulation's for
the government of the draft are already
Each State will be credited with the time
for which her troops have enlisted. One three
years' man in Illinois will reckon as reach as
four nine months' men from Pennsylvania. If
a draft for 300,000 men be ordered, not to ex
ceed six or seven thousand will be required of
Illinois—perhaps not so many—while Penn
sylvania and New York will each have to raise
from forty to fifty thousand.
The most difficult thing to determine in re
lation to the whole matter, is the proper con
struction of the 13th section of the conscrip
tion act. If it be construed to menu that the
government must receive $3OO in commutation
of service from a conscript, then the purpose
and intentions of the law is in a great degree
nullified and defeated. Suppose every con
script offers $3OO, the government will not get
a man, if that construction prevails. If the
13th section be construed as obligatory on the
government to receive money far personal ser
vice, the act, it is felt, will be a failure, and
the government will be left without the ability
to procure men to fill up the ranks of the was
ted regiments. The few men that maybe got
that are unable to raise $3OO will consist in
those having the least interest in the perpetu
ity of the Union, and consequently will make
the worst soldiers.
The Secretary of War holds that the sot
leaves it as optional with him to receive money
commutation as it is for the eonscript to oiler
it. The 13th section says that " any person
drafted may pay $300 , ," "to such person as
the secretary may authorise to receive it,"
" for the procuration• of such substitute." It
is obviously the intention of the section that
the $3OO, if receive& is to be paid to some
person who offers himself as a substitute. The
law makes no ether provision for the use of
the money. The Secretary of War is not a
Federal treasurer. He gives no bonds—he is
not a financial officer. The assistant provost
marshals are not Federal treasurers, under
bond. They have no use for the commutation
money, unless it be to pay it over directly to
persons who have volunteered as substitutes
What the 'whole act calls for is men, notreve
nue. It in net a bill to raise money to sup
port the government, but to procure able-bodied
men to fight public enemies. Any other con
struction nullifies the law. The thirteenth sec
tion should.therefore be construed in harmony
with the purpose and object of the not, and not
technleally in a way to render it abortive, to
sake away Oat P47,%1 li Sti°ll9l seir-def`.l3e,.
PRICE TWO CENTS
which is simply suicide. he 'Secretary of War
holds that he is not bound to receive any con
script's money unless there is a " substitute"
standing ready to take the money and serve in
his place. This is the common sense view of
the act. Another question is raised in this
connection: Is it constitutional, after drafting
a body of men, to let off three-fourths of them
upon the pa 3 meat of a few dollars, and to force
the remaining fourth into the camp and battle
field ? It is certainly not in accordance with
the principles of republican government.
There are two methods proposed that will
save the act from proving abortive. The first
is for the Secretary of war to appoint no
agents to receive the $BOO, as it is clearly op
tional with him. The act says he "may ap
point a person" to receive the money. Suppose
he concludes he won't, what then ? Why the
conscript must find his own substitute or go
himself. This is the short, blunt, Jacksonian
mode of solving the difficulty, and the course
that ought to be pursued. The other way is
one which complies with the letter of the law
and yet procures the full number of men called
for by the draft. It is as follows: Ist. Order
a draft for a given number of men. 2d. Call
for an equal number of volunteers to act as
substitutes. 3d. Offer each a bounty of $4OO,
($lOO paid by the government as provided in
section 17, and $3OO by the conscript.) 4th.
Let each conscript who wishes to commute de
posite his money in bank, and enter his name
in a memorandum or pass-book, in the office
of the enrolling officer, for the inspection of
volunteers who have tendered their services
as "substitutes." 6th. Let each volunteer
designate from the list for whom he will serve,
receive the conscript's money, and take his
musket. 6th. Let each conscript and substi
tute name his first, second, third and fourth
choice of regiments in which he desires to
serve. If more men apply for admission into
a regiment than can be received, draw lots for
the choice of choice. But each man to be-re
stricted to regiments of his own State. By
this course each recruit will be placed among
his own friends and neigbors. 7th. Let the
volunteering commence before the draft is
made, as it will cause many to volunteer to
serve as substitutes in order to escape being
drafted, as in that case they would only get
the $lOO paid by the government, and but $25 1
of that cash down. Bth. He who is conscripted
for whom none offers to serve as his substi
tute, must go himself, or find his own substi
The final construction of the thirteenth sec•
tion of the conscription act must come from the
President, and it is not known how he will
decide it, but it is believed that he will take
the ground that the law calls for men, not
money, that it is a military and not a revenue
measure, and that a man to carry a musket
must be produced for every name that is drawn
from the box.
DESPOT= AT IVASHENTON.
From the London Times
The old curse of America is once more upon
her ; the evil spirit has returned with seven
other spirits to his old haunt. Mr. Lincoln
has held the Presidency of the United States
for two miserable and disastrous years. It is
unnecessary to dilate upon the results of hie
administration. It has destroyed a vast mass
of crosnerit'y , and happiness, and flattered to
ple. Of how many States may it be said - iiith
truth that Mr. Lincoln has found them a gar
den, and left them a desert; of how many
flourishing institutions that he found them a
reality, and has made them but - a name ; of how
many families that he found them united and
prosperous, while they are now decimated by
war and divided by faction! The exchequer
of America was full, and is empty ; her credit
was high, and is all but extinct ; and the evil
of to-day is regarded by those who can foresee.
and calculate the future as altogether light and
endurable, as compared with the disasters that
are looked far from to-morrow. In little more
than eighteen months from this time the people
of the North, or whatever portion of the Uni.
ted States may still be under the Federal Gov
ernment, will be called upon to elect another
President. It is a long while to look forward
to, especially in the present state of things, but
the stake to be played for is vast, and no means
of securing it must be neglected. The Re
publican majority in Congress have 'before
separating done everything in their power to
secure to their awn party another quadrennial
period of office. These reckless men deserve
a foremost place among those representatives
of the people who from time to time have made
themselvesnotorious in the history of the world
by surrendering their country into the hands
of a dictator or tyrant. There is hardly a right
secured by the Constitution to States or to in
dividuals which the late Congress of the Uni
ted States has not invaded, a principle of free
dom which they have not overthrown, a fran
which they have not trampled under. foot.
The office of President, plain and republican ,
as it came from the hands of the founders of
the federation, is hardly recognizable beneath.
the mass of powers with which it is overlaid.
The first citizen of the republic, the servant of
the people, the head of an executive, exerci-•
sing certain few and clearly defined powers, has.'
become, by the treason of a legislature exer- 1
oising functions which law had limited with•
equal care 'to that with which it limited his.
own, the most absolute autocrat on earth.
Yet it is feared that all this power and all
this violence may be unable to perpetuate itself,.
and time has been found, in the midst of a civil•
war, to get up an organisation evidehtly crea
ted for electioneering purposes. The werd
has been passed to say little about the abortive
proclamation of the President for the. emanci
pation of the negroes, and to.geb up meetings
everywhere in favor of loyalty. and of the pre
servation of the Union. This movement does not
appear to have been crowned with any particu
larly brilliant ilite6CHl, and. now his suceeeded
by a measure so desperate and so dangerous
that we, who have never expected much from
Mr. Lincoln, confess that we stand•aghast at his
recklessness and hardihood. The last resource
of Mr. Lincoln has been to•lurn the mess-room
of every regiment into a debating society, and its
soldiers into miniature constituencies. The pa
pers from America are full of addresses agreed
to by meetings of regiments presided over by
- their colonel, with a captain and chaplain for
secretaries. The.regiments from Pennsylva
nia, New Jersey and Connecticut, have taken
the lead in these political manifestations.—
Their addresses have a suspicious likeness to
each other. They are all manifestations of
violent Republican opinion. They assert views
favorable to the continuance of the war, and
denounce, not. as mistaken friends, but as ene
mies much more detested than the Southerners
themselves, those among their fellow citizens
who have, presumed to think or talk of peace.
These military logicians will tolerate no differ
ence of opinion. Me that is not with them is
against them, and he that is not with them is,'
to use their own language, hellish, diabolical,
and worthy of death. Such language deserves
attention when it is held by men who may at
any moment become the executioners, ot their
own sentence. Henceforth thereis to be but
one opinion in - Anierica, and no distinotiori is
to he observed between the litp.A. oounsela
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peace and the man who actively carries on war.
The dungeons of the State and the sword of
the army are equally ready for both.
OPERATIONS AGAINST CHARLESTON.—..The ac
counts of a skirmish on Morris Island suffice
to indicate that our forces have crossed Light
house Inlet and acquired ae footing on the
island. The creek referred to is one of the
numerous streams running parallel with the
seabeach, but at some distance fromit, so that
our operations are advancing steadily against
the rebel works. If we understand the present
news aright, it would ehow that, after imitating
our formidable works on the end of Folly
Island, we are advancing hr another•direotion'
from the interior of the swamp, to take 001
flanking position, and thus force the abandon
ment of the outer rebel work.
A late letter in the Toledo (Ohio) Blade from
a soldier on Folly Island, near Charleston,
"I see that the correspondent of the New
'York Timm intimates that our iron• clads were
repulsed, and says that 'Charleston is impreg
nable.' He may be able to make some persons
believe such stories, but we, who are in plain
view cf Sumpter and surroundings knew better.
If Charleston is not in our possession within
one month some person or persons high in au
thority ought to sink so deep in oblivion that
the loudest notes of Gabriel's born would fail
to reach them.
•Folly Island, which we now hold r runs
along the coast from Steno Inlet north, and is
only separated from Morris Island by a narrow
stream, which at low tide is almost fordable.
The island is about right . miles long, and a
mile and a half wide, and commands Morris
Island, and on which we can plant batteries
that, with the aid of the gunboats,,we can shell
them off of Morris Island in eight hours time,
and, once in possession of Morris Island, we
have Cumming's Point, on which we can.planto
siege guns, with which we could batter down
Fort Sumpter, the sandhills being perfhotpro
tendon from the shot and shell of Forts Sump
ter and Moultrie. We are fortifying this
island and preparing for a further advance.
The old Sixty-seventh is now encamped within
three and a half miles of Fort Sumpter."
FEDSRAL TROOPS WITHIN FIFTEEN MILES OP
Riciamortn.—A correspondent of the New Bed
ford Standard, writing on board the United
States steamer Morse, Matteponjt river, off
Key West, Va., May 18, says :
" Another important exhibition came off
night before last. A few days• ago , we suc
ceeded in a reconnoitre up the Mattopony as
far as khe village of Alleyt. some twenty-eight
miles into the interior, and by land only fifteen
miles from Richmond. We met with obstruc
tions in only one place, about ten miles from
the mouth of the river, which were easily for
' " The whole country in this section seems to
be desolated, fine plantations on each aide of
the river untilled, with the mansionny ins they
truly were, unoccupied. We landed at several
points, and in no one case did we meet with a .
human being. There is a ferry a few miles
below Alleys, where Stoneman recrossed in the
retreat from near Richmond in his celebrated
cavalry raid. - I understand that Colonel
petmiok has taken his forces and intends making
another tramp into the interior, which I. hope
will be crowned with the same success as the
- a.zfnreea%nn_ebnre have thrown tllt
the distance of nearly two miles, anstwith the
assistance of the naval forces here can with
stand a force of more than three times their
number. It looks very much as though this
location would be made the base of' supplies.
I understand that General Gordon ha&an expe
dition ou foot which he wishes us to-take part
THE PRINCETON CCEMENOEMENT.—The one
hundred and sixteenth anniversary of the Col
lege of New Jersey will take place on. Wednes
day., the 24th of June next.. The: graduating
class, whioh has, in all, numbered 125, has
been reduced to 50, owing. to the national
troubles, and the consequent departure of its
large Southern representation, as well as of
thirteen other members, who have entered the
army of the Union.
The appointments for commencement have
just been announced by the faculty ;. they. are :
.satin salutatory, Jasper S. M'llvaine, Tren
ton, N. J., ; English salutatory, Theo. A. Bald
win, Newark, N. J., ; valedictory oration, Geo.
F. Sheldon, Princeton, N. J. The philosophi
cal oration will be delivered by Geo. B. Yong,'
of Princeton, N. J., ; the Belles Lefires ora
tion by Jas. F. Clark; of Philadelphia; the
geological oration by Charles L Potter, of
Union, N. J., and the physical oration by John
N. Freeman, of Elizabeth, N. J.
The plan for the endowment of Old Nassau
scents to be admirably successful. The late
meeting in Philadelphia was well attended, and
promises much for the futun. It would be
hard, indeed, to find•a nobler- and more useful
_means of converting, money into' doing good,
HE who believes in the divine right of kings to
reign and in the divine obligation of the people
unquestioning to obey, mast condemn a people
who• endeavor to break the shackles of despotic
power, and must opplaud. hinge and nobles.
who, with all the energies of bomb-shells, skt
byes and iron hoofs, endeavorto crush the spirit
of democratic freedom. .E)n the contrary, le
who accepts the doctrine that sovereignty re
sides, in the people must commend the efforts
of an iuthralled nation to sever the chaincof
servitude, and must condemn the efforts. of
kings and nobles to rivet those chains anew.
—J. 3. C. Abbott, 1859:
The report of the insanity of Mrs. Vallan
digham occasioned by the forcible arrest of her
husband at midnight, is said to be true. "Do
not go to them," she begged in piteous sweats,
“they will murder yon." Ascertaining that
they had no legal warrant for Ida armlet, he
refused to. accompany them. With repeated
blows that shook the house, one door was bro
ken in, then another, and another, and the
armed men rushed in the chamber of Mr. Val
landightua and his devoted , wife. Her reason
reeled in that awful hour and gave way to lu
(lax. ROBIICRANS a few days age.reeeiVed the
following pertinent letter from an indignant
private: to General, I have bees in the service.
eighteen months, and have never received' •
cent. I desire a furlough for fifteen., days, in
order to return home and remove my family
to the poor house." The Gentle granted the
furlough. . _
People who suppose that a good. prayer,. is
preferred to a good act, doubtless imagine that .
(hod has more hearing than eyesight. The end
we fear, will show that they reasoned , from
false premises. The poor are ofteaes•prayed
for than helped. The reason is, *s believe,
that breath is cheaper than bullion,
Moivranass, the celebrated French essayist,
whose clear style, as well as vices of thought,
has been the praise of good critics_ the world
over, made- his boast. that be never used a word
that call& aot be readily understood by.ttup.
body Intl* Paris markets.