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BY M',CLITRE & STONER.
trinitlin ' I*-,010r4
l i OCA 1 - , ITEMS. '
eIIitISTMAS. —Never perhaps
has Christmas been more generally observed
and mijoyed; than on the recurrence of the
holiday on Friday last. Happy -re-Unioni,
grand banquets, Appropriate speeches, patri-.
aria Ufa*, and elegant music were some of
tliti,,4fures of the day. It is well under
t Christmas comes but once a year;
ti this occasion fOlkiseemed derterrol nod
more than the most it.. The.
was'delightful. Everybody seemed
.p . ligied with himself and with ; 01 whdin he
Mat; and so Air as we_ know, palling occurred
tomar the' general joyous spirit which pro.
" TUE ROPE' S SUPPER
11mi:tope Piro Company had a splendid
etitertainment, at' their Hall on Christmas
live. Beautifulquid appropriate dec=orations
mated the rOvin, and gave it a charming stp . -.
pearance. The supper was ready at 6 o'clock,
and was partaken of by about 163 per,ons,
ciattprising the'mernbers of the company and
ettizeUs. The tables were furnished in the
must sumptuous,style, and for the excellent
manner in which the whole entertainment
was-gotten up and passed off, - muith credit
belongs to 3i.essrs. J. Frank. Snider, Alex.
Flack, George' Brinkman and other promi.
nenkactiVe 'inembers of the company. , A
large amount of provisions remained after the
supper, which,•we learn; 'were distribtited to
ramilies of -deceased members.
PINNER AT THE TOWN HALL HOSPITAL
The soldiers at this Hospital were supplied
with an elegant dinner by the liberal hand
of Mrs. Major General Conch. Good things
abounded, and all engaged in their demoli
tion seemed to enjoy the work hugely., Mrs.
Peuttypacker, the lady tnatron, , contrlbuted
to) little ta tbe pleasures of the occasionby
itar - assiduous attentions to the wants of all
present. The dinner took place at 1 o'clock
WAAND BANQUET TO , TELE INVALID COMPANY
This was one of the most interesting events
erthe day. Capt. Schelling's Company D,
160 - Regt.;Of the Invalid Corps hits been
stationed in , this plaoe for some months, and
by their generalgoott conduct had won the re
spect and' esteem of our citizens. The din
ner prepared-for them oriChristmas day was
hitended as a compliment front the ladies, and
rrii9 ;highly apprechited. It took Place in
WI, Court- Hall at 2 o;clock P. f. The Hall
was so magiiifieently. accreted as to elicit
special admiration.. The main arch; of ev
-or6:l..fien' flowers and fig ,-was. FMTIOMMted
6/ a stuffed natural eagle bearing in his beak
; the Mottoes, "A ferry Christmas to all,"
,• Welcome-Company D, 16th Regt: Invalid
Corps." Portraits of 'Washington, Frank
lin, Lincoln, Clay, Scott and M'Clellan were
suspended over the Judge's Bench: To the
portrait of Clay, which is the property of
41.. J. Miller, was attached an autograph
letter addre.ssed •to that gentleman in 1840
by the illustrious statesman. Stands of co
lors were also arranged about the rdom. But
the most attractive ornaments were the em
blems of the various Corps badges of the
original Army of the Potomac at the time of
their adoption. It was a :happy idea and
most handsomely executed. we give the
Corps, Voitimanders of same, and Emblems.
let Ctyps, Maj. Gon. Reynolds, Sphere.
$1 - " " Couch, 'Tre-piil.
iii " " " Sickles, Diamond.
6th " " " Meade, Maltese Cross,
ikh" " Sedgwiek, Latin Cross,
" Seigel, t reBeent
/.1 th "
Ontkie CorpS Badge, which was in
mourning, were the words—'• To the brave
Iteyfibids." A Pennsylvanian, one of the bra
vest of soldiers, and one of the first who shed
his blood.in the meth o rabic fight atGettysburg,
the Marks of the Budgefor the_dead hero were
peculiarly appropriate ; At half-past one the
cempany, Capt. Schelling in command, had
a Street Parade, and marched to tie Hall at
thajime appointed for the (limier. Our Band
furnished the music for the entire occasion,
and performed in the most exquisite style
some of their choicest airs. - -The dinner was
of the-most sumptuous character and placed
Upon the table with elegant taste. In addi
tion to the company, we-noticed at the table
that jovial and excellent _old gentleman,
Oapt.' Rutherford, Assistant Quarter Master
J!t this place ; t
. Capt. Jeuatert; Judge Advo
cate of the'reeent Court Martial here; Ljent.
Ferry, and other prominent military men.
A. number of,our best citizens were also pres
ent. A presentation speech on behalf of the
ladieshaiing been made, and fitly responded
to. by Capt. Rebelling, the entire party_seated
themselves and proceeded to enjoy tithe good
, things spread before them. At the conclu
sion of the dinner a number of toasts were
offered, specially complimentary to the ladies
of the town and citizens, by the Invalid
Conipany, for the kindness they had received
during their sojourn in this place.. Volun
teer toasts were also read embodying patriot
ic sentiment and' admiration for the services
of-those who have been conspicuous actorsin
the Union cause during the War ; and hearty
and enthusiastic cheers were given for the
President, Gen. Mende 'and the Army of tho
Potomac, Gen. Grant and the Division of
rite Mississippi, Gen. Gilmore, Gen.
Gett• Rosecrans, Gen. Hooker, Gen.
Burnside and other eminent' military men.
Happy and appropriate speeches were made
by Oaphs. Sehelling, Rutherford and John
atm, and Messrs. Wm. Kennedy, .of the
Spirit and Times,Wm: I. Cook and others.
We regret that our apace will not perinit us
to give a detailed account of the proceedi . w,
It was a glorious time and bespoke the sin-
cere appreciation ourpeople - enterta in far sol
diers who, although maimed and wounded on
the battle-field, still endeavor to be useful in
the cause of their" connft,y. The entire coin
patsy dispersed in the 'Moat- \ cellent humor,
Capt. &belling andbiteortnuand, accompa
nied by the Band,- makinganother street pa
rade and then proceeding to- their quarters.
It is but just to say that in the preparation
of the banquet, much p . 7:itise. is, due Mrs. W.
I. Cook, Miss Sado "Elkitehe'r and MisiLifary
Fisher,.Committee, and other ladies,-who are
always-among the foremost in any good work
looking to the comfort,or enjoyment : of our
THE BANQUET TO BATT'Y "E" STII LT. S. A
A. splendsd entertainment took place at the
quarters of Battery ~E " sth U. S. Artillery
soon after noon. The dinner was spread in
the large warehouse corner . of King 'street
and the Franklin 'Railroad. In this very
agreeable and creditable •afrair of court*, the
ladieg were proutinectors. Friends and
neighbors of thirl Bit*ry vied with each
other in furnishing tlic" - table With the Choic
est delicacies. The room was very handsomly
decorated with flags, arches, garlands and
- wreaths. Song and sentiment, gout] cheer
and joyous feeling prevailed. It was an.
casion which all will remember with the
most pleasurable feelings. Lieutenants Piper
and Simons dineat with their commands and
endeavored to giie them q full measure of
FRIENDLY • REDN lONS
Our reporter does not claiAto be an übiq
uitous individual and consequently could not
be,present at all of the numerous gatherings
of friends around the festive' board, which
took i lace during the day. A number came
to his notice 'however, of the most. ,elegant
description, which 'while, affording the am
plest opportunity for the full gratification of
the inner man, gave expression to the true
and sirrere feelings of friendship. "A hap
py Christmas" and a generous "Welcome 4
were: the prevailing utterances of the day,
and- we have no doubt -many hearts weie
mendCd, many friendships renewed.- and ma
ny comforts distributed. And so in this re
spect, if in no other, why should we not all
hail the return of the joyous holiday.
SANTA CLAI7,B: ABOUT
The streets all day were alive with the ju
veniles. Santa Claus had been about the
night before with his pack full of toys, and
of course allgood children came in for a
share of his heautiful*. pt, every side
walk were to'be metlnnec:ent e.hildiniod vis
iting Aunty, Uncle or ; Cousin, t i exhibit the
nice things which the good old Saint had
brought them. .
A numberof theponds in tie neizhborhood
of town were ice -bound, and the boys with
theirsi:ates had a good, jovial time.
In the..evening the Invalid Co'y hied a
merry time in the Court Hail. They tripped
on the light fantastic toe to the music of our
Band, and feastrd on a fair portion c (heir
Christmas dinner yet remaining., It wits ,a
delightful affair and passed off satisfaetoriV
to all present.
Battery E also had their evitning's enjoy
ment. They had a " hop" at their quarters,
and all were pleased and delighted.
A number of private parties alse took
place, at which the belt feeling prevailed.
THE DAY AND ITS LESSONS
While thus recording the pleasures and en
joyments of the last Christmas day, it were
wall to remind our readers that, it has its
leisons worthy of seriois attention. We have
among us the poh, which the teachings of
Rim who brought ", Peace on 'Earth and
Good Will to Men," on Christmas day, tell
us we shall have always with us, and who in
Ills own glorious example calls upon us for
their protection. Letour Christmas feelings
not cease towards them, with the close of our
festive season. - And then let us not forget
the gallant soldiers iu the field, fighting to
sustain the best ofgovcraments. While hap
pineSs and festivity reign in our homes—
w/hile—we enjoy the genial warmth of our
flie-sides and greet the presence of • fond
friends, the soldier is enduring the privations
of the camp, eating his scanty meal and pre
paring for the toils and dangers of the battle
field. Forget him not, reader.
But we must close. Ereanother year may
a glorious peace' be secured to' our country,
and our progress, -be onward, realizing our
most patriotic desires—may many homes be
made scenes of happiness and joy—may the
poor endure less suffering, and may the world
for all the future know us and feel us as the
truest and most glorious of Republics. Read
er, in the language of Dickens' Tiny Tim,
May-God bless every one of us." ,
GOSSIP WITH OUR FRINDS.—We had a
concert last week, given by i the young ladies
of Mr. Reeves Seminary, assisted by some
others of tho town. The Object (for the be
nefit of the sick and wounded soldiers)' was
good and the performance gave universal
How did you spend Christmas? Did you
make many presents? - Did you receive many
presents ? Haw did the poor faro with you,
or can it be said of you; "The poor ye have
not always with you . ." Did you eat much.
With it you that made that unearthly noise
in our streets on Thursday and Friday nights
CHAMBERSBURG. PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1863.
of last week? Were you drunk, and did yen
icall it fun, :and Were you deadly sick the
ne.tt day, and did Sou call. thatfun? Well
we had our fun with the little folks, whose
sparkli4l eyes and happy faces more than
repaid usfr the simple presents that made
them rich. - 0 Ctlistma . :, Christmas, happy
time, dear to the memory of childhood, the
time in which wean live over again our
early recollections in the persons of our chili
dren, the day on! which all care and pain
should be forgotten, the day commemorative
of the advent of ..'good wilt" into the world.
Blessings on ChriStmas!
Diems.—The Hbpe Fire Company had a
'grand supper on Christmas eve. The next
day the Invalids !had a dinner, so had the
U. S. Battery, so Also the sick and wounded
in the Hospital. The same night the colored
children belonging to the Presbyterian Mis
sion School were treated to candies - etc.—
There was t 4 good time generally over the
Not Ihe least pleasant featureOf Christmas
was the arrival of Some of our friends belong
the army, Who had been favored with
!furloughs for the occasion. Among them
we were much gratified to see our old and
valued friend, Dri Samuel G. Lane, Surgeon
of the sth Penna.! Reserves, looking as well
as we ever saw him. We.wista him contin
ued health: and it long life of usefulness in
Talking of Christmas reminds us of at'
event in our lives this time nearly thirty
years_ ago---our debut in attendance upon a
Theatrical Iperfbrinance gotten up in this
town by Mr. ThOmas J. Harris. The piny
was ' The •Grecian Daughter." No doubt
more than one Of ~the performers are now
alive and.eouldl l augh 'heartily at the story.
Every tragedy bas a crisis, and the .climax
of this phiy was that just as The feiocious ty
rant Dionysius of Syracuse (dressed in,the
fill uniform of a Captain of the CharseeiWg
Troop) was about to kill the OrreciatiDaugq
ter, having preViously ordered off her "grey
haired parient to instant ex-e-en-ti-on, a yOrn
is to sound; which is the signal for a chosen
,body of Grecian; troops (clad in the cast off
habiliments of the Chambersburg Infantry)
to rush in'most :opportunely and rescue Fa
ther and ,Daughter. Now it-.so happened
that a pestilent Scoundrel named Ed. S. had
taken unto himself a horn like unto that fur
the grind signal, had learned the call, and
after careful stiidy of the play had chosen
the worst'possible time wherein to bring on
the troops. Behind the scene the impatient
light infaritry.suPes lay in wait for the sig
nal, having, beeninitiated by their preceptor
with perfect obliv and regardlessness of
all vibe; and V.Ai,Aes yni
ignat from withotit sothi
ded, blown by Ed., and. in rushed - the .sol
diery pelt men over the vainly - resistant Har
ris, carrying with them a side curtain and
any amount oilitage furniture in their stam
pede: The play was ruined, and amid the
confusion was heard the cry of the enraged
manager, " Byithe Lord! that was S—."
- .Poor 11. is dead. Peace be with him, but
the' miserable scamp Ed. S. is alive, to laugh
over this, story,: should he ever see it.
assessment of taxablei has been made as the
basis of the net apport onment of Senators
and Asseniblytn among the counties for the
next legislature. It embraces only
ables, and makes no other classification than
Deaf and Dumb and Blind. This we appre
hend has been, limperfectly done, as &ntrim,
Guilford, Green, Hamilton, Lurgan, Mer
cersburg; Metal, - Quincy and 'Warren are
reported as ,hiving no blind, while Mont:
gornery is given six and St. : Thomas five.
We subjoin a table exhibiting the taxables of
the sevetal districts in 1856 and in 1863, and
the Deaf ink' Dumb and Blind as reported by
th4kassessmenti of this year:
1856. 7 186.3. Dumb. Blind
656 800 1
Chambersburg.:.;. ...... 743 1.108
Fannon 338 ' 450 - 1
Guilford 650 675
:::::: 7:46 ``, 780 -
Greeneavtle , 216 ,‘ 300 2 3
Hamilton - 981 - - 380
Letterkenny ' 442 1 470 2
Dugan ; 262 ' -. S, 270 •
Montgomery 1 596 •"4 625 6
Merecraburi.....l - 194 200
Metal . 273 286 -,
Quincy. - I 597 605
Peters' ' 479 500 - • 1
St. Thomas. ' 492- . 390 5
Southampton ' .388 400 2 1
Warren ' 171 173 2
' 546 610 .2 1
Waynosboro,„... , „ 411 45
Total I 8,405. 0,324'2 - ld 26
Hamilton and St. Thomas are reported with
less taxables than seven Sears ago ; Warren
gains buttwo,land Waynesboro, Southamp
ton, Metal and Mercersburg are represented
with an increase that is scarcely perceptible.
Chambersburg has made,rapid strides appa.
rently; but the boundaries of the borough
have been extended, and part of her avparent
growth' is at the expense of Guilford and
Hamilton—principally the former. Alto
gether the increase in taxables is 919. Con
sidering the rapid growth of the North-west,
our increase will not be equal to the general
groNith of the State, and Franklin , will not
have 'snore than a fraction of one-half in ex
cess of the ratio required for one member of
RELIGIOUS'SIERVICES ON CHRISTMAS 1../Al4 -
-The Services in the Catholic Church of this
place on Chlstirias morning, were Solemn
and inipressive. The music was very credit
able to the choir. and the decorations of the
church were in most excellent taste. In ad
dition- to the congregation many pellons of
the different denominations of the town were
A BILILLIASIT RAID7-CAPTUBE 05' CAPT.
Ruoff Locbm—Col. Boyd started on a. raid
up the Shanandoah Valley, on the 9th inst.,
to co-operate with the. movement of General
Averill. He had with him the 21st Pa. Cai.,
his own regiment; Cole's Maryland Battalion,
and the Ist New York Cavalry, with the
34th Michigan and 12th yir g inia Infantry,
and six pieces of Artillery—in all about 1100
men. He started from Charlestown and went
by Berryville, Winchester, Woodstock, Mt.
Jackson, and IlarrisOnburg, and his advance
penetrated to Mt. Crawfotd, within sixteen
mile's of Staunfon—farther into- Virginia
than the Union troops 'have ever gone before
on that line. He was: absent fifteen days,
captured about 100 pilsoners, and had but
one man wounded-8. J. Banker, of this
place, a member of Capt. Hullinger's com
pany. Capt. Thillinger's company had the
advance, and his own 'anti two other horses
of' his command 'were wounded , by, bush-.
whackers. At 'Woodstock Captain Hugh
Logan, formerly of this county, was captur
ed, afterhe had been wounded seriously in the
right arm and slightly, in the thigh. He
was sent to Wheeling. The command re
turned to Charlestown on the 24th , inst., to
enjoy their merry Christmas.
DEYANTL:RE OF TUE INVALID CONIPANT.
—Capt. Schelling's - Company D, 16th Regl.
Invalid Corps, left this place in compliance
with orders, in the noon train on Saturday,
destined for Elmira, New York. While
here, the Company made a favorable impres
sion by their. soldierly bearing and general
good behavior. Their•Ccornmander, Captain
Schelling, is a most excellent gentleman and
bears upon his person a number of wounds,
attesting his gallantry and bravery on the
hattle-field. The Company was escorted to
the tars by the Band' and a large number of
citizens - . 'W understand the whole Regi
ment will concentrate at Elmira.. It is un
der the command of Colonel Prevost of the
originil 118th Pa. Vols., who was severely_
wounded in the disastrous reconnoissance
across the Potomac on the day following the
battle of 'Antietam.
Tow MEETp;(I TO PROCURE NOLITN
TI:Ens.—The citizens of Chambersburg held
a town meeting on Monday evening last, to
make provision for, the payment of bounties
to volunteers. C. 'W. Eyster, Esq., presided
with Messis. Leshar and Creighbaum as
Vice Presidents and Geo. 0. Selhamer and
W. S. Everitt Esqs, as Secretaries. After
considerablv discusSion, Ike following reso
lution offered by Mr. Sharpe, was adopted
Resolved, That tho Burgess and Town Council
of the Boron ti of Chambersburg,' be hereby an
shorlzed to e litic,) .gita tax neon the ProPeEt7
of tire eltiz - bel34rough immediately; to raise
a fund to paybountics to volunteers. not exceeding
in amount the sum of $40,00. And wo hereby
pledge oursel res to ,have said tax legalized by-the
approaching legislature if necessary.
Mr. Stumbaugh offered an additional reso
lution requesting the Council to make an
immediate loan,- t'4: pay the bounties, which
was adopted. - The meeting then adjourned.
o rnmoxras.—Although ne
supplies will be received by the rebels for
prisoners from the government or from asso
ciations, ' they do ' not re jeet -.contributions
from private individuals. This is an absurd
distinction, but the rebels choose to make it
and we cannot just now unmake s it. The
following letter from Gen. Meredit to Mr.
M'Dowell of this place, is official on the
()SPICE COlDirestonEß POE EXCHAFGE,
FORT MONROE. VA.. Dec. 2i)th, 1883.
W. 11. M'DowELL,Chambersburg.Pa.—Sta :Yours
of the 18th inst. is received. Supplies of any kind
forwarded by private individuals will be received
by the Rebel Authorities for our prisoners in Rich
mond. I have=n receipt dated Dec. 7th. from the
Rebel Agt. at City Point for 1 box for Thomas
SPDowe 1, which I have no doubt has been faith
fully delivered to him.
Very Respectfully. Your Obedient Servant.
Brig. Gen. and Commissioner for ExChaage.
COUNTY DinucToaY.—The following is a
complete list, of the several county officers in
Franklin county for the year 1864:
President Judge—James Nill.
Associate Judges—JOics 0. Ca
W. W. Paxton. Chambeisburg:
District Attorney_—Wm. S. Steni
Prothonotory—K. Shannon Tay
Clerk to Prothonotory—John F.
Register and Recorder—Henry I
Clerk—Wm. G. Mitchell, South,
Treasurer—James G. Elder, St.
John Downey, Green ll.eurc Good, Quincy.
Clerk—George Foreman, Quincy.
Auditors—George Jarrett, Chambersburg ; D. K.
Wunderlich, Chambersburg; Wm. S. Ambersom
• Directors of the Poor—J. L. Lstshavr, Guilford ;
W. S. Harris, Metal ; John Doebler, Chambersburg.
Clerk—W. S. Evehett.
Court Crier—Frederick Glosser. .
S trO AR CANE MbLAMINS.-24 r. acob Stouf
fer, of Guilford township, made an. oxperi •
ment in the culture of Sugar Cane and man
ufacture of Molasses lasts season, and was
eminently suic'easfuL On about two-thirds
of an acre he raised cane that produced 124
gillons of good thick syrup. The manufac
ture of the Molasses by the machinery used
by Mr. Stouffer, is a simple process, and the
cane can be successfully raised= with little
more than ordinary care. The plantis more
tender than the corn stock, andpt should be
planted as soon as the ground is prepared, so
that weeds cannot get the start eh.
WE call attention t(the Sale of the 3iill
property of Hon. J. J. Kennedy, dee'd,,'on
Saturday next. This Mill is in good repair
and is doing kthriving town and country
trade. See advertisement in an other.-polumn.
SENT TO THEI4 Ilamturarre.—A number
.)f the soldiers in the. Town Hall Hospital
having regained their health, were returned
to the Regiments to which they are attulted
on Tuesday last..
SALES OF PROPERTY.-MtSSTS Christian
and C. W. Eyster, Administrators of the
Estate of Hon. Jacob Eyster deceased, sold ,
the following properties, belonging to the
estate, on Monday last:—The property on
Main street, noW occupied by Hon. Jas. L.
Black, was sold to Hon. J. L. Black, for
$6,100; the dwelling house on main street,
lately occupied-by Hon. Jacob Eyster, was
sold to Christian Stouffer, for $4,326; the
property occupied by Capt, Jno S. Eyster,
was sold to P. A. Fry, for $1,640.
3fusicAL.—The ,members of the Cham
beriblerg Female Seminary, assisted by Prof.
M'Clpre and Dr.. ACLene.gan.' gave a vocal
concert in the Court House on Monday even
ing of last week, , for theiienefit of the soldiers.
The programme was executed with admira
ble taste and skill and,to a large and appreci
Racitirmo.—Capt. R. A. Ward, Co. D.
11th Pa. Cay., has been detailed to this place
to recruit for that regiment. Our patriotic
citizens wanting to accept the liberal local
and governnient bounties offered, iNin be ac
commodated, at home in any branch of the
MR. EDMUND H. LITTLE, of- Hamilton
township, Franklin county, was killed in n
skirmish with the rebels, near New Hope
Church', Va., on the 27th of November last.
He was a member. of Co: D. 6th Regiment
Pennsylvania Reserves, and a gallant and
Tax citizens of Waynesboro' held a meet
ing on Saturday evening.last, to take meas
ures to fill the quota of the borough of volun
teers. Greencastle has done likewise, and is
now nearly if not quite up to her quot a. 'Why
don't Chambarsburg move in the matter?
WE invite attention to the Auditois notice
of Isaac M'Cauley, Esq., in our advertis
ing Columns, giving notice to the creditor's of
Henry G. Funk .to present their claims on
the dtty fixed for the hearing and distri
A.PrOlirrMENT,—The Poet Master General
has appointed 'James G. Lyon, Esq., Post
Master at Wells Tannery, Fulton county,
in place of George Whitehill, resigned. •
FRESH Ground Pepper, Sweet Marjory .
and spices of all knids, warranted pure, at Miller &
ffenshey's. Also a preparstion,:or curing Beer - and
Pork which everybody should have. It huyarts a flue
flame- to the meatand prevents worms from gettilg in
wholensalclind retail store you can obtain the highest
prise for &tilt encl.-ail kinds of country p,soduce,
and also see the largest andfined stock of gootia at low
COUNTRY PIC:OPLY., when you visit Chain
bersbarm call at Gelwicks' wholesale and retail stole.
examaine the large stock and get a bargain.
Ix you want pure Black Pepper, Corrian
der and Sweet Margoram, you can be 'supplied -at Hey
GELwlcr.'s expects to make his business
pay by selling the largest grientity and not by large
REMEMBER the place to' get pure medi
cine,, the best Soap and Perfumery is ut Eloper &Cress.
The folloying writs were issued in the
Court of - cC - iimmoa Pleas last week:
Mars Jane Beaver. Adm'rx and Peter Kunkolman
Administrator of John Beaver, de4ased. vs. John
Palsgrovo. Alias ft. fa- to judgment 7. Oct. term,
1862. Kennedi and Nill Tor Plff. -
Charles P. Buesserott. vs. John Econ. Set fa. to
servo judgment 1%. August term, 1865.
OUPBAZGN COURT—LETTERS GRANTED.
The following letters of administration
and letters testamentary were issued during last
Estate of Nicholas Fleck, of Guilford township;;
letters of Administration to Samuel Vleek.
ACCOITETS FILED. • 1 .
The following accounts wore filed during
last week. L
Second Acct. of Jacob Garvig, Guardian ot Mar.
tha W addle. • , _
Account of Jacob Garver, Guardian of Julia A.
ccount of William Hever, Guardian of Lucy C.
First and final neeount,orJohn Stouffer. Adm'r
of Jacob C Henry.
First and final acet. of Andrew L. Coyle, Adtn'r.
with will annexe& of Solomon Weiser.
Final account of Elias &Troxel, soling Executor
of Tobi is Funk. •
The final retuins of the late Illinois eke
lion have just - been published. The total
Union vote this year is 126,505; total cop.
perhead votu this year, 96,409; Union ma-
jority, 30,096 Copperhead majority last Year,
16,666 ; Union gain on majorities, 46,762: , -
A Mrs. Annie Johnston is being tried as a
spr'in Nashville. She was detected in
smuggling saddles and harness into the
rebel lines. Gurley, the guerrilla, is alio
on trial. I.
Clinton Lloyd, of Williamsport, Pa., a
War Democrat, has been appointed chief
clerk to the clerk of the House of Represen
tatives at Washington.
• Lewis Jamison, of , Williamsport,
lumber contractor, has been sent to the Old
Capitol, for trauds. •
'Gen. Burnside has not resigned his corr.+.
mission. Be tnndered his resignation, and
it was not excented. -- '
COMMON PLEAS--WRITS ISSVED
VOL, 70,....WH0LE NO, 3,637.
BRIEF WAR ITEMS.
The 9th, 29th and 85th Indiana regiments
have , re-enlisted for three years, to a man.
They will have a short furlough home in s
In the Rebel Congress the substitutelilf
has been abrogated, and all persons whdhave
put substitutes in the army are now compell
ed to go themselves.
.Lewisburg, Western Virginia, was taken
on the 12th inst. by our troops under Gen.
Scammon, , who still holds the place. The
rebel General Echols retired withipt firing a
Senator Wilson has introduced_ a bill to
Fay the nine p montlnT men the bounty of
twenty-tive dollars which has been withheld
by the Department. There is but little 41214,
of its passage.
Affairs are very dull in, Richmond. Flour
has gone up to $2OO a barrel, and is o still rik
ing. :The people, are generally despondent;
and the approaching winter will be awful for
the poor. •
Among the letters recently 'captured near
Chattanooga, is, one froth a private, dated
Wasaca, Ga., Nov. 29, in which he says :
"The fight was So badifconducted that our
men - are very much disheartened, and those
is much complaint. It is 'enough to make
the Devil mad to_think how our army acted
`in the fight. The right wing of the army.
under Breckinridge, acted well, but the cen
tre, under Hardee, was badly managed."
The Democrat's Fort Smith dispatch of
the 18th says : The rebel force which crossed
the Arkansas, going northward,• was' under
Standwait, Adair And Quantrell. , = Captaid•
'Spilmah, with a portion of the Indian troops,.
'encountered them at Barren- Fork, in the
Cherokee country, and fought for four hot"
routing them. The rebel loss was about 70.
They lied in all directions, but the remnan4
will doubtless reorganize. It is suspected
that their design is to concentrate on the
Gen. Kimball, recentlyin command of the ,
United States forces at Little Rock, Arkan
sas, represents that immense Union meetings
are being held in all portions of the State,
at which resolutions arc adopted endorsing
without reserve all the acts of theAdminis
tratiOn, for the suppression of the rebellion
and recommending that a State Convention-
be called for rd-organizing the State Geyer:XL
meat without the institution of slavery.
The members compose the Ne-.
tional Democratic Committee, appointed ley
the Demecratic Congressional caucus to re-e
-n:Oren& to the National Committee the tibia
'ineplace of holding the next nominating
convention :—J. C. Allen, of Illinois; Fer
nando Wood, of Nev 6, York; G. B. Steele,.
of New Jersey : W. H. Miller, of Pennsyl
vania; D. Marcy, of New Hnmpshire; Gar
rett Davis, of Kentucky, and Thomas A.
Hendricks, of Indiana.
~ They also appointed '
the following committee to arrange plans the
united action in the House during the pre.-
eat session :—Daivson of Pennsylvania; Pen ,
dleton, -of Ohio ; Mallory, of Kentucky;
Brooks, of New York, and Robinson, of Il
linois. The caucus resolved to keep their
- action, for the present, secret.
Steps are likely very soon to be taken in
Tennessee to reorganize the local authorities
of the State, and put the machinery again in
motion. Hon: Horace May nard , , Attorney
General of the State, has written a letter on
the subject, which advises an election ti;r
county and town officers on the firdt Satur
day of March next. The old Constitution,
and the laws as they stood in May, .1863,
mill be the guide; all subsequent acts, being
the - work of rebels, are regarded and will be
treated as null and void. 'the old Constitu
tion required that every voter should be a
'citizen of the United States ;" of course he
must be one'who recognizes his allegiance, to
the United States,- and will take an oath to
support the: Constitution, and obey the laws
of Congress, The State Constitution already
requires that -every person elected to office •
shall take that oath before entering upon ifs
duties. This will be an important step tor
ward the, reestablishment of civil authority
in Term:lessee, and is properly guarded, can
not be attended by any but good results. '
The loyal Legislature of the State-of Vir
ginia have passed an act providing for the
election of delegates by the people, to con
vene at Alexandria on the 18th of February
next, to alter and amend the Constitution of
that State. After a preamble stating the
necessity of changing the Constitution so as
to confer:A it to the provisions of the Presi
dent's Proclamation, abolishing Slavery in
those districts which are not embraced with
in the Proclamation, and to the new bound
aries of the State, the act orders an elect4on
to be held on the 21st of January throughout
the Commonwealth, at which election any
voter who has not adhered to the 'rebels
since the Ist of September, 1861 may be
chosen to the COnvention, and all loyal
sans who have not assisted the rebels Astass
the let of January,.lB6B, shalt bo entitled to.
vote. The Eiecutive to appoint Cotu ty.
c omm i ss ioners• to superintend the. elestiost,„
whose duty it shall be to count the- votes and
give certificates. Any onewhose vote niay
be challenged is. required to WO an.oath.te.,,
support the Constitution, aral : to declare that.
he has- not voluntarily borne arms against,
the United States, or in. t ny N.V.:00414
or comfort "to the Rebel oaa