The Franklin repository. (Chambersburg, Pa.) 1863-1931, December 23, 1863, Image 1

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We are under obligation to the auditor
ilene . cal. for an advance statement of the fi
nancial. affairs of the State. It will be
- observed. that PennOvania. netwithstind•
hg the heavy outlays for war purposes, has
a. large balance in the, State Treasury.
Sianmary of the Peceipts td, l the State Treas
- iffy, from the Ist day of Peeember, 1.862, to
the Stith day of November, 1863, both, days
Asedan cpukniiNsio us
Auction duties. ~,
Tax on bank •dividends....
Tai on corporation stocks,
bkx on real and personal ebtute, inclu
ding 3i mill tax 1,733,401 91
tavern liven es 215,20 09
nooilets: licenses 192,34711
Pedlars' licenses. ' 4.166 10
'Brokers' lieen - ses 9, 9 00 75
Theatre, circus, and menagerie licenses. 2,136 00
I fistillery and brewery lie.mses 7,553 91
Billiard room, bowling saloon, dc., li
censes 4,851 53
Batinitbowie : beer house,.4c., licenses 16:266 42
rment medicine licenses 1,142 50
Pamphlet laws 179 40
dins tax
ri• 5,545 35
illers'• tax......... 661 68
oreign insurance agencies 41,030 74
xon writs, wills, deeds. Arc - 01,7:. 96
on certain offices . 144:3 83
6.l:lateral inheritance tax i 187.002 39
v 8.. T. on enrollment of la . w, - ' f --..(_'•81.0. 00
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'Premiums on charters 15,644 85
Wyoming canal co. bUnds redeemed.-- 281,000 00
Tax on tonna?e, conanutation of 1 360.000 00
Ranks baying interest equivalent to eoin 1 3.004 74
treats ;_ 1.980 00
ree banking system 4. • 6;378 92
Dividends on bridgeatOcks 100 00
Pennsylvania railroad company bond
No 6 redeemed 100 MO 00
Accrued interest 12.596 72
Refunded cash, ordinary 6.770 00
ti efancle d _ c a s h , military - 9.786 46
;Enex on loam . ~. 147,756 31
Interest on loans 34.163 98
.onnuity for right of way • 10.000 00
nes and forfeitures' 18 (X 3
(Jolted Staten Government .... 36.221 84
Tax on brokers and private bankers.-- 23,041 20
KKees of the public offices 3,101 42
Kiscoilaneous (cases of conscience) .. 4-a) 00
&dance in the Steto TreasarY: Novem
ber 30,1862. available ' $2.172,844 10
Ilknpreeinteil funds in the treaspry,
• - si. ..96i:3‘?775 .
Ilitvrtnartj of the Payments at the State Trea
sury, front the Ist day of December, 1862,
to the 30th. 'day of November, 1863, both
days inclusive.
Fixpenses of Government.
.11,1litary expemes, ordinary
Y411D.631 Val) la volunteers in the late war
with Mexico
Military expehses f..r the defenee of the
State and Union, per act of May 15,
1861 125,583 73
Military expei/Jes torthe defatiee of the
State and Union, per act of April 16.
paid out of the appropria
tion of-May .05,1861
Military expenses for defence. ke., per
set of Aprit 14 1863, and ne-'d-t‘ut
the appropriation of May 15, 1861 2,430 66
Military expense; for defence, kc., per
act of April '22. 1863. and paid out of
the appropriation of May 15. 1661. Sc 25,983
Pensions and gratuities, ordinary 5,086 U r i
Pensions under the act of May 15. 1851 '345 86
Charitable institutions 110.tr26 37
PosusylvaninStateAgricul rill 806 oty 2.000 00
earmers,' f 4 chool of Pennsylvania, 6,237 80
ate normal schools 10,000 00 of design for women.... 2.000 00
4lonsmon s.chnol4 317,506 37
ifoipmissieners of the Sink - -
tag Fund, viz: loans, dm.
redeemed . $351,608 78
Other payments - 6,803 33
loterest on loans . ,
Domestic crellitorecertificates, mem-
ding interest
/homages on the public works and old
,claims 1,204 t,4
Speciateornmissioners- 3,607 33
Etate library...... -- 3 ,165 92
P.ibiie buildings and grounds • ' 8,024 29
Howes of refugeS3,o29 16
Ponitentiaries - • ' 32,423 00
ii;•eheats 631 76
itirenue Commisgionels
Free banking system -'
ibatement of State tax.
ereantile appraisers 4..
14tioneeirt the Treasury, November 30.
13&'3; $2,7-17,331 70
imepreeiated funds in the trezeury una
The following applications fur Bank Char-
Vint have been made to the next Legisla
ture: Bank of Pittsburg. for a renewal,
with its present cap a 1 of $1,200,000: Com
mercial Bank of Pennsylvania, at Philadel
phia. for a renewal 'with itr Y present capital
$1,000,000; the Bank of Germantown,
renewal with present capital of $300,000;
Tradesmen's Bank of Philadelphia, renewal
with . increeozed capital of $150,000; Far
mar's Bank of Schuylkill county, renew-al
with a capital of $100,000; Honesdale Bank,
fig a re-chaxter, with a capital of $200,000;
West Branch Bank, Williamsport, renewal
With its present capital of $100,000; Allen
town 'Bank,- extension of charter, with in
a!rease of capital of $300,000; Farmers' and
provers' Bank of Waynesburg, eXtgnsion of
garter, with capital of $150,000; Miners'
Bank of Pottsville; renewal with capital of
$500,000; Harrisburg Bank, renewal with
Ofspital of' $00,000: 'Anong the- banks ap
plying for incorporation arc the , Oilmen's
Bank, at Oil City, Venango county, with
*vital of $lOO,OOO ; the. Oil City Bank, with
capital, of $1,000,000; the Manufacturer=s
Bank, at Columbia, Lancaster. county, with
*vita' of $lOO,OOO. The Venango Bank
will apply for increase of capital ffotn $lOO,-
000 to $300,000:
The report of Secretary Chase gives a most
sfstifving exhibition of - our government fi
nances.. His estimate that the public debt
Would reach on the 20th of June, 18G3, the
sum of $ 1 ,122,207,463 24, was over the mark,
the actual amount is found_ to be hut $l,-
, B . 7 ,CWhilst the disbursements for .
the year were'. estimated at 5608,340,3= 48,
but the actual total wits i 614,709,995 68.
The actual receipts in the treasury from all
sources were for the same period $5,329,044
21 more than the expenditures. The receipts
from all ordinary sources of revenue, except
the intdrnal revenue, exceeded the estimates;
the revenue frOrri customs amounted t01569,-
059,642. 40, whereas Mr. Chase had estimated
them at 68,04t736 50. The internal revenue
fell far short of the estimates, °Wing, in a
measure to the imperfect execution of the law,
and principally ,iri the change, of tbela l w of
Cengrass after the estimates we 'e Made.
The recciptS for the fiscal year of 1864 (in
cluding loans to the amount of $ 594 , 00 0 , 000 )
are estimated at $755;568,500 35, :and the
eipenditures• to $749,731,050. 42•:.-this in
eludes the interest on the public debt.
The Report of Mr. litemminger, th rebel
Secretary of the Treasury, gives al most
gloomy picture of rebel finances.
war on bands that is costing them pk less
than from three to four millions per day;
their whole- actual revenues
_during- ten
it - ninths have been less than seven millions.
The rebel debt will reach the_sum of *.5:. ) ,400,-
000,000 by the end of 1864. Mr. Memmin
ger thus foreshadows the failure of there
hellion in his report: - • -
"The continuance of the- notes as a eirgulating
medium to their present extent involves the ruin of
public and private credit. and will•deprive the Gov
ernment of the mean?of defending thet lives and
Property of its citizens. If the currency remains
in the present expanded state, no tneasiires!of relief
can be made effectual. Prices mast advance, and
'the means of the Government to pay tlieo prices
must daily lose efficiency. Tares become fruitlessby
reason of the depreciation of the money. T fie army
can neither be paid. clothed, nor fed ; armsplod mu
nitions of war can no longer be. supplied; officers
Of the Got-ern/neat cannot be supporte , i 4iSD THE
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The following is - an -official exhibition of
Our National Debt: • I
The tunountoftlie National Debt on
the Ist day Ju1y.1.562. was sso3' t
613,40 OS-
The amount of the National Debt on
the let day of July,lB63.was I.CAN.frP3,ISI :37
Increase during the year 590,2C4682 :29
Estimated amount of PublieDebt on L H
July Ist, 18fil 1,686 :}5#3,64-1 44
Estimated amount ofthe Public Debt '1
on the Ist day of July, 1863, should
tiro war last so long 2,n1,935,190 37
$18,457, 03
14.)82 45
'19: 1 6537
43%02 96
$4, 2 9,451 65
A charter of a National' Bank has been
granted to citizens of West Chestert, in this
State. 'and the IiCW State. of West l ern Vir
ginia is giving proof of its loyalty. 'The
stock in a National Bank, to the, amount of
a hundred thousand &Bars, has been nearly
all taken at Parkersburg, and otirei.i . ire
talked of. 4
41,032 00
51.213.87 C) 10
The Richmond Whig says : "In Danville
five dollars in gold werosold_at auctl i on allay
or two ago, for one hundred and fort- dollars
in Confederate notes,"
$443.458 85
4,312 50
is 00
The first National Bank-of New) Orleans
ham received the proper papers, and com
mences :operations with a capital of f;500,000
The First National Bank of Washington.
D. ~ it said, wHlVAtnefute tbOsstie of
the new national currency this weiek.
53,661 99
One hundred and fifty-two National Banks
have received authority - to i2ornmer4ce
, It is reported that Gen. • Rose4rans will
succeed Gen. Schofield in MissonrL
The,President has nominated tb the Sen
ate Commander Porter to be a Rear Admiral.
94412 11
2,067,748 61
The Iliehmo Sentitza Rpezkks of tho
t'oad. worn and attenuated feat+e of Jett
Davis.'! ,
13 00
Mrs. Simon Lutz,' of Bethlord.igave birth
to tripl is last week. Two of them have
since died.
Gen. Schofield - has been removed from his
command. in Missouri, and ordere . d to report
at 'Washington: * I
•,Adjt. Gen. Thomas is lying dangerously
ill in the Mississippi Valley. andiwill return
home as s()on as he is able tatraylel.
9,350 42
3.415 51
60,147 41
637 14
8.845 38
$4.314.M4 05
41,032 00
Senator Saulsbury, of Delawar., refuses to
take the loyalty oath prescribed b 3- lnw, and
it is likely to lead to trouble in Oe Senate.
$2.188,361 70
$6,03,327 75
Goy. Brandette, c>f Kentucky declines p.
nomination for the, - United States Senati.,
being eon .ent, at present with the station he
occuple ,
The . official Ye.•ord shows , lliat - the only
Border State man voting againstllha
of Wood's peace resolutions was' Brulits- - J.
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Clay, of Kentucky.:
Mr. Samuel J. Bast, reAding near :Mech
anicsburg, lost all his childrn—four in
number—by diptheria, week 'before last.
They all died within forty-four Xours.
Brig. Gen. Charles P. Stone, of Massachu
setts, whose arrest and continen i rnt by the
military authorities excited so Much atten
tion, was rs•cently married in mew Orleans.
Mrs. Mary Jackson, age.lsixtv'.vears, has
been convicted in Richmond of partimpatton
in the rebel bread riot last April • and
sentenced to the penitentiary for,ifive years:
Capt. E.C. Wilson, for a long 4nne United
States Quartermaster-at Harrisburg, has re
signed his position and Capt. E. C. Reichert'.
bath, of Reading, has been appointed in hi's
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place. , ,
J. K. Calhoun, Esq., editor o the Arm
strong Democrat, and formerly almember of
the Legislature, dicil at his residence in
Kittanning, of typhoid fever, on the sth
Gen. Henry Fetter died in Landisburg,
Perry County, last week, aged 70 years. He
wasonee.Senator , from the . Cumberland and
Perry district, and was a useful and,respect
United 'States Consul wampool died at
Pue . ito Cabello' on the 27th ult. ,He was
greatly respected at that place, Snd be leaves
many friends in this. country who will
deeFly regret his deFease. I '
Bernard Hubley, one, of the oldest printers
in the State died hi Lancaster on Thursday
last. Although Barney had not worked at
the craft for a long tithe. he always claimed
to be a member of the fraternity. _
Joseph Lumba, a revolutionary soldier,
who died aged 100
_fears and 9 months, and
who was One, of the'guard over the prisoners
at Yorktown, was buried in Washington a•
few days since. The• ceremov.ies were im-=
The report that Gen. Grant - is still suffer
ing from his fall at New Orleans and from
loss of health and strength from other causes;
is incorrect. Letters dated the 9th frcim
himself and his surgeon, say that he is in the
best of healtivand spirits.
The Clerk of the Senate Military Commit
tee, the House Librarian, and several other
minor efficials at the Capital, who have been
suspected of sympathy with the Secessionists,
were a few days ago relieved, and -their
places filled with true loyalists. •
Mr. 'Whitelaw, Reid, the "A:gate" corres
pondent, of the Cincinnati Gazette, has been
appointed librarian, of the House of Repre—
sentatives, iniplace of Mr; Charles Lamnan,
removed for abusing the Gevernment, in tho
New York JOurnal of Commerce..
Mrs. Christian Crain died at the residence
of her grand -daughter, Mrs. Mathews, in
Carlisle, on: the 14th inst. She was the
widow of Benjamin Crain, Esq., deceased,
and had she lived 10 days longer, would
have been one hundred and one years °IV
William H. Washabaugh, son of Major
Daniel Washabaugh, of Bedford, was killed
in July last: in the fatal
,attack upon Fort
Wagner. This inforniation comes from one
of his comrades in arms who a. - few moments
before the fatal ball struck him received a
drihk of water. from his canteen. His grave
though unkhown,.is not unwept.
Mrs. R. Todd, step-mother of Mrs.
Lincoln, the President's wife, and Mrs.
White and Mrs. Geiteral Helm, sisters of Mrs.
Lincoln, arrived in Baltimore on Friday
week from Richmond, per the Norfolk steam
boat. Mrs. Helm's husband was killed at
the battle of Chickamauga, whilst in corn=
mend of a rebel , brigade. She has resided in
the South isince the commencement of the
war, but .n`ow returns to her home in Less
ington, Kentucky, with her "step-mother and
Maj. Gen. Buford, one of our most bril
liant Cavalry officers, died at the residence
of Gc4 Stimernan in Washington, on Thttrs..:;
day last. )lis commission as Major General
was attli4red . him on his death-bed. .11,e
Was a graduate of West Point, and was bre
vetted Setiend Lieutenant k the First Uni
ted States Dragoons, July Ist, 1818. He
was lientucky„ , but was appointed
from Illinois. Ilis commission as Captain
in the Sechnd Cavalry was detect November
12th, 4861. In July, 1862, he was appoint
ed a Wrigildier General of Volunteers. He
was clnspicuous in nearly all our cavalry
engat:omints - under Generals Stoneman. and
Kilpairiclr. He was pioneer in that famous
raid it Gen. Stonerrian — almost to the gates
of HieliniOnd, and at the battle of Gettysburg
be was the first to enconyter and drive the
rebels from the WWII. His appreciation as
an officer is proved by the devotion of Gen.
kotonenian to him;during his illness, and in
his ?arrest recommendation - to the President
to appoint him a Major General, which was
done and the dying hero had the pleasure of
signing his acceptance, but remarked,' as his
friends raisedyliim up in bed, 'that he feared
he could not use it. His diease was typhoid
fever. -
Five deserters wei;i3 executed on Friday in
the Army of the Potomac,
Gen. Burnside and his staff left 'Cleveland
on Saiurdav for York.
Brig. Gen. Orme has been transferred to
Chicago as commandant of the post.
Our cavalry , still Occupy Culpepper; and
our pickets are some miles beyond that town.
Gcn.; Merrill has been assigned to, the
command of Gen. Buford's Division of Cav
Gen. ; Banks has returned to NOV Orleans.
His command in Texas is making satisfactory
The: 'rebels do not decline to forward
money which 'may be sent to prisoners at
Richmond, Belle isle-or Danville. ;
Gen:r Grant has issued an order making
the loises sustained by Union citizens from
rebel raids fall upon neighboring seeesa
Dispaeches of the 17th from Chattanooga
say that the airily will soon go into Winter
quarters, All is quiet; the situation un
Gen: Washburne holds the coast of Texas :
from the Rio Grande to within
. a 'hundred
miles;of Galveston. This place will shortly
be attacked.
- The , Washington Chronicle expresses the
confident belief that Gen. Meade will not be
removed from the command of the Army of
the Potomac.
A dispatch received from- Harper'a Ferry
says that reports have come in that As•erill
has reached Staunton with his cavalry,
and has destroyed the railroad track for a
distance of six miles. As Averill is a push
ing akar, thAeport is generally credited.
dpii. Sickles has asked for a Court of In
qui& upon. the charges contained in Gen.
Halleck's repprt.. Other officers have made
('similar requests.
- Gen. John H. Morgan has beeh heard from
safe in Dixie,. having crossed the Oliid River
near Ashland, and made his way into the
Confederate lines.
The Secretary of jtVar has ordered Gen.
31eCiellan''s report to be printed. It malt*
over four thousand pages, and will take sev
eral Months to print.
Upon the recommendation of Maj. Gen.
Grant, Col. A. Chetlain, , of the 12th IlltOctie
Volunteers, t has been appointed Brig.
to command colored trooli.
Capt. U. T. 'Anderson, 6f the 51st Indiana,
and: Lieut. Skelton of the:ll7th lowa, escap
ed from the Libby prisot a week ago and
have arrived in Baltimore
Goy. Cannon, of Delaware, has issued a
proclamation calling for4egro volunteers in
that State, and apfbifiting places' of ren
dez.Vous in the several counties of the State.
The 11. S. gunboat Daylight, while going
in- shore to - take possession of a stranded
blockade runner, was blown up by a
from a rebel battery. Most of her officers
and crew were lost:.
Tho Morris Island correspondent of the
New Redford Mercury `writes that the stew-
m'er Plauter, the vessel which was run out
of Charleston harbor by Robert Small, and
turned over'to the blockading fleet, has been
captured by the rebels.
Richmond papers report that Fort Sumter
has been set on fire, and the woodwork most
ly destroyed. 'Several fires have also taken
place in the'city, which may have been caus
ed by Gilimore's Greek fire, though_ the
Charleston•journals deny this.
On the 20th ult.. 6,4. Slenip's 64th Va.
regi iient was surprised by Union cavalry in
Lee County, Vat, near Jonesville.. Slemp
had his men in an ambush, but was 'surround
ed and taken prisoner. A few days before a
portion of the same regiment had been cap
tured in another place.
,the march of our troops from Chat
tanooga against Longstreet at Knoxville,
Granger's corps got in advance of Long
street's ammunition 'train, while Howard's .
corps was in the rear. There being no es
cape for the train, 40 loads of ainmunit•on
and two locomoli. es were run into the river
at Loudon.
Pgqlirtlit A xt has now a wonderful line of
fortiiikatias. All the rebels in Rebeldom
could not dislodge us, and the works are be
ing strengthened every day. The colored
troops, of whom we-have,nearly thirty regi;
rnents there, are being , well disciplined, and
by Spring , will take the field. Gen. Andrews
is,in command.
A cavalry raid. which was sent'out fro.o
Williamsburg under the direction of Co'.
\Vest, cros'sed the **he - Ft:tiny river, and
succeeded in capturing - about one hundred
rebels, at Charles City Court House on the
14th inst. They aliso captured about s•xty
fine horses. Among the prisoners taken
were several'commissioned officers: '
The steamer McClellan arrived at New,
Orleans on the 3d inst., and brought the rebel
prisoners' that were captured at Mustang
Among them were A number of
officers. - Gen. Hamilton, Military Governor
of Texas, reached Brazos on the 2d inst., and
would enter upon the duties of his office as
soon as possible.
Lee's - cavalry endeavored•on Sunday to cut
3leade's communications with Washington
by destroying the bridgei across Cedar creek,
near Catlett's Station. About seven hun
dred made a dash at the guard posted at the
bridge, but were' driven off after a short
fight. The line of railroad froni the front to
Alexandria will:be protectedby both cavalry
and infantry hereafter. 41
The steamer Chesapeake was re-captured
on Thursday last, in Sambre, harbor, N.S., by
Steamer Ella and Anna. All but three of
the crew got on shore before the arrival of
the latter vessel, and escaped. Soon after
the capture the S. steamer Dacotah arriv
ed at Sambre, and the three vessels are now
in that port. The Nova Scotian authorities
have given orders for. the arrest .of the
We have a startling ricce of news from
Novsl Scotia, being nothing less than the.
resale of the pirates of the Chesapeake by a
mob of citizens at Halifax, N. S. The pris
oners were landed from the Ella and Anna,
when the government officials were seized
and held till the pirates had been sent off in
a boat, probably to some vessels lying in
the harbor. The United States gunboats,
of which there were five lying at Haliffii,
immediately left for Portland and Boston.
A New Orleans correspondent:of The Bos
ton Traveller writes that the expedition of
Gen. 'Banks to , Texas is k 'glorious success.
The Union men are rallying.under the sten ,
dard of Gen..Aßanks in- large numbers. All
the Texans required was a force to back them
up, and they repeatedly said that if a .sufli
cleat army was sent to assist them they Would
soon have Texas all right again. ' Tbey have
already proved the truth of their statements,
for Gen. Banks, has recruited two • regiments.
since he landed in that State, and the work
is still going on, the Texans coming from
their places of concealment and enrolling
themselves in the Union' army,
Advices from 'Gen.. Banks' army report
the capture of a fort tiVSlatagorda,. Texas,
and the occupation of the; town by the Fed
mai forces. The Confedera r tes evacuated the
fort - and blew up the magazines on the ap
proach of the Union troops, all escaping but
six. The fort mounted ten guns. data=
gord.t, -situated on a bay of the same name,
at the mouth of the Colorado river, has a
considerable trade, and is the depot 1b... the
produce of the Oolorad.N valley, which is one
of the of Texas.
It is stated by a Washington correspond
'ent, that it has recenily come to the knowl
edge of the Government that there are along
the frontier of the Canadas Upwards of 10,000
deserters, most.of them in a suffering condi
tion, and anxious to return to the United
States and join their regiments. It is prob
able that a proclamation will shortly be is
sued by the President, offering a pardon to
all who will return to their regiments with , -,
in thirty days. The Government has assur
ance that such an amnesty will gladly #m
accepted by deserters.
In reply to the resolutions passed in honor
of Gen. Hooker's promotion to the command
of the Army of the Potomac by, the' Oregon
Legislature, that officer wrote 6 . 175 e Gov
ernor of Oregon, under date of Sept. 20, as
"It is ipadmitsible in me to refer to my
official connection with the Army of the
Potomac. That can only be _learned from
my report; when made public through the
prescribed channels. I can 'only add that I
relinquished its command` frOm the highest
considerations of the public good, and with the
unshaken confidence of the Government and
of the army in my ability to guide and direct
its fortunes:"
The Federal forces in East Tennessee have
it is repork by ,telegraph, met with a re
vere. A dispatch from Rutledge says ,that
the troops of General Longstreet made an
attempt to cut off and capture Gen. Shack
elford's command—who-were in pursuit of
them—at Bear Station, on the' Cumberland
and Morristown railroad, on Monday. A
heavy force of the Confederate cavalry mov
ed down the left bank of the Holston river,
intending to dross at Kelly's Ford, and take
the Federal forces in the rear. This attempt,
however ,: was checked by Gen. Ferrero, who
sent the brigade of General Hilmfirey's to
hold the ford. The Confederates fired across
the river with artillery upon the brigade,
but with little effect. General Shackelford
formed a line of battle tit,Rear' Station, and
after fighting until nightfall was driven back
half a,mile. Generals Vance, Ransom and
Vaugh had joined General Longstreet before,
the conflict with General Shackelford. The
Federal loss, as far as ascertained was about,
The Union men of Pittsburg have . nomin
ated James Lowry for Mayor ; The election
is on the first Tuesday in January.
The Legislature of Kentucky has postpon
ed the time for the election. ed*United States
Senator front that_ State 'to the 21st of
January. • -
Stiles, member of Congress from tie Le
high district, in this State, got the unani
mous vote of Ben. Wood for Speaker. Stiles
must feel flattered with the compliment.
The Supreme Court of lowa declares th©
soldiers' vote of that State -constitutional.
The question was raised to get thrlseat of
Mr. Grinnell, Selith Congressional District.
It is stated that for the first time since the
Presidency of Gen Jackson, the administra
tion has been'able to organize in its interest.
the Congress elected for the la - st two years of
its term.
W. K. Sebastian arrived in Memphis on
the 4th inst., on his way to attend the present
session of the United States Congress. His
term as Senator from Arkansas has yet two
years - to run.
Bridgeport, Conn., for a long time a thor
oughly Secession place, was the scene of a
Union victory last Neek—the entire loyal
ticket for Charter officers having been chosen
by majorities ranging from 80 to 113.
The Ohio election was duly observed by
the officers from that State (one hundred and
sixty-three in number) confined in the Libby
Prison at Richmond. The poll book and
tally list have arrived at Columbus. Of the
whole number of votes cast, John Brough
received one hundred and sixty-two one be
ing given for H. J. Jewett, and none for
Ames Reed, the acting Governor of Utah
Territory, delivered .his annual address on
the 14th. He congratulates the people of
Utah on an abundant harvest, their general
prosperity, the richness of the mines, and the
peaceful state of affairs With the Indiana. He
recommends the 'adoption of the California
mining laviti, and the immediate preparation
for the reception of a large immigration into
Utah during the coming spring.
The New York Herald has dropped ISl'Clel
lan at last,' and seeks to render Grant-In
famous by its fulsome adulatipu, Speaking
of thu Presidential eandidutes, it says: .
"Qf all men, in, this tiew, Gen. Grant is
the man for the Occasion. What military
availability is experience has taught us. The
battle of-Now Orleans (a small affair, and of
no consequence whatever in shortening the
war, inasmuch as peace had been agreed uptin
befortaho battle was Tought,) made Genera(
Jackson a political dictator by OA ofttLe
people," etc.
VOL. 70,....WH0LE NO, 3,636.
The Rebel Congress is rather a ragged at
just now. Their last Congress. bad futt
delegations in the Senate and Rouse from all
the; Slave States but Maryland and Dela
ware. Now Kentucky has but a single m
assuming to represent that State—H.
Burnett, formerly Copperhead member l
our' liational;,Congress. . Missouri has no
representatives in either branch. Arkansas
has none in the House and. Tennessee has bit'
one senator and is not likely to have another
soon. AMOng the Senators we notice bit-
few of the Old Southern lenders. The origi-,2
nal secessionists, excepting so far as Dail/
has cared for them by Executive sippoint
rnents, s have fared badly in the division of
rebel honors. ,The people, although,as yet
unable to throw off the Secession yoke
have manifested their disapprobation of Se
cession by defeating most of thoSe who thruit
it upon them. Johnson, of Arkan9as; Brow*
of Mississippi, Graham, of Nce-tt • Carolimp
Wigfall of Texas, and Ranier of "Pr4tinis,
are the only rebel Senators who held seats fir
the U: S. Sethite; and of these Wigfall cat
not go home to his constituents, and Gra
is ranked as a Conservative, a re-con
structionist. In the now rebef House there
are over forty new members—a. result hitit
erto unknoWn in Southern elections; And
non be eiplaintil only on the ground that tie
people- visited retribution upon• those wtte
bad madly hurled theto into fraternal war.'
But few of-the names of rebel Congresamle ,
will be recognized as Southern leaders. We
subjoin a list of the rebel Congress as we Sad
it in the Richmond,Examiner:
R. M. T. HUNTER:President pro tem.
"Term Expiral. Term 44)14. 1 4 ;
Richard_ Walker:AP
.Ro bo rt. Semison
Robert W. Johnson...lB7o
Charles B. Mitchell —lB6B
Jamas M. Baker • 1
A. E. Maxwell 1866
GEORtil A.
Rersehel V. Joknson.lB7o
Benjamin R. Hill 1863
H. C. Burnett,
-Edward sparrow 1868
Thomas J. Semmes...lB6G
J. W. C. Watson - 1815
,Albert 4.1. Brown ' I
9T imp
THOMAS S. Ilonogg, (VE
-21. Thomas J. Foster.
. 2. William E. Smith.
3. R. Wi It. Cobb.
51: H. Cruikshank.
5. litrancis 8. Lyon..
6. W. P. Chilton.
7. David Chifiton.
8. James L. Pugh.
9..1. S. Dickinson.
WP,lisre no informitima
of - tee election of Repre
sentatives to the tient:en
1. S. St. George 'Rogers
2. IL B. Hi lton.
I. Julian Ilartridge.
2. William E. Smith.
3. Mark H. "Basler&
4. Clifford Anderson.
5. J. T. Sheirmake.
6. J. H. Echols.
7. James M. Smith.
& George N. Lester.
9.41. P. Bell.
10. Warren Aiken.
No election for next
1. Charles J. Villiers*.
2. Charles M. Conrad. i
3. Duncan F. Kenner.
4. Lucien J. Dupre.
5. Henry Marshall.
6. John Perkins. Jr.
1. J. A. Orr.
2. W. D. Holder.
3. Israel Welsh.
4._Henry C. Chambers.
5. Otho R. Singleton.
6. Ethel Barksdale).
7. J. T. Dauphins.
The present delegation
were elected to hold aloe
nutil their suacesaors were
elected. The question of
qualification will be dooil
ded by the next Congress.
A cotemporary publishes - the folloWing de
scription of the misery produced in the South,
Written by a lady, whose name, it is stated,
would guarantee her patriotism and truth
fulness :
"The desolation of the Southern States
beggars description. Destitution_ and pov
erty have _taken the place of opulence and
prosperity. Ken that we? worth hundreds
of thousands are reduced to utter poverty.
As for the luzuries of life, formerly ;go
abundant' in the South, there are- nor's.
Who were formerly the wealthiest haves'
nothing to sustain life but what the coon=
try affords, and riot enough of that; for'hy
lmpressment it is taken from , them for the
army. Their garments,' even their shoes,tho
families havi3 to make themselves; they spin,
weave and dye their -cotton, and homespun
clothes rich and poor. Tea, coffee and sugar
are not to be had; milk and water are the
only beverages; Indian corn is their principal
food. The families are brokeU up and ruined.
You seldom meet with a male inhabitant',
and if you do, he is either infirm or a crip
ple. A. large portion of the male population
are killed in' battle, many more crippled ,for
rlifetinao; many patriotic Union men died it
a broken heart,, What remain are in tba
army, or in the'employinent of the govern
ment. Nevertheless, press gene cross 1.13n_
country in' all directions in search of men;
for the army. - All ties of social life are com
pletely dissolved. No courts of justice and,
equity are heldl—juatiee • meted out by tile,
military. Universities, eollmes and schools.
are all suspended. The country in many.
places resembles a wkdarnees. Wherever,:
the armies marels, there everything is ruined;
—the brops destaledsifencea hurried; treat,
cut down; doment}Q animals killed, robbed,
or takeivy the'army. - Rut whatever-the
southern pee* may Wife*, they- bear it with -
h ero ism and4resignstion; they have littler
hop'3' of:success. Under the impending aret-,
gressiopal a,rid , presidential measures, that:.
leadartaleern it impossible to, surrender
disereliop;, arkd. ; are resolved toitater.e.
a .$
~. ~_ .~ y
William A. Graham—ME'
William T. Dortoh.„.l.BBt-
James L.,Orr 10111 r
Robert W. Barnwell..l66.
Landon G.
W. S. Oldham
Louis T. Wigfall
Ailed T. Caportoii....A*l.-
• ) Speaker.-
L W. U. N. Smith.
2. E. C. Yellowby.
3. J. T. Leach.
4. , Thomoti C. Fuller. '
5. Josiah Turner. Jr.
6. John A. Gilmer.
I. Samuel B. Christi:oh
8. J. G. Ramsey.
9. B. S. (hither.
Ceargo W. Logan.,
8011111 0,41301.11(r.,'
1. Jas.ll.Whitherstebox
2. W. Porches Miles.
3. Lewis M. Ayer. ,
4, W. D. Simpsone
5. James Farrow.',"r
6. W. W. Boyce.
I. J. B. Ileiskell
2. William G. SW - 1113,
3. A. S. Colvar,
4. John P. Murray. .
5. H. S. Foote.
6. E. A. Keehle,
7. James M. ChDom.;
8. Thomas Menem.
9. J. D. C. Adkins.
10. John V. Wright.
11. Da rid N. Dania.:
Ti XAS..
1. John A. Wilcox. /
C - . llortrioL
3. A. M. Branch. .) •
4. Frank B. Sexton.
5. J. R. Baylor.
'6. S. H. Moranyi.
1. Robert 1.. Mon
H tali.
2, Robert H. Whittled
3. Williatit C. Wick
4. Thoinas S. Gholson.
5. Thomas S. Bocock.
6. John Goode. Jr.
7. :William C. Rives.
8. D. C. Dejarnette.
9. David Fenster'.
10. F. W. N.
11. John B. Baldwin.
12. Waller R. Staples.'
13. Fayette MeMullels.
14. Samuel Miller.
15. Robert Johnston,.
16. Charles W. Rumen.