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Wednesday, JoMaury 27,1864.
' Tirmi--.52 per annum, in advance; of
*LW ifzot paid within the year. AU :subscription
Amseek.n . mill be eettkd annitat/y. No paper will be
sent oat of the State unless paid for in advance.
.4r every loyal than give his best efforts
to raising volunteers. Let such as cannot
go; see that all who can go are promptly put
' - into serice, with Suitable bounties, and
'their fAmilies properly 'provided for. It is
- the work of every patriot—the duty c:s' ev
ery foyer of his country. And let Congress
make - assurance doubly sure by -enacting
such a conscription as cannot fail to fill
up our old regiments to their maximum
standard before — the first of April. This
done, and the rebellion will end with the
spring campaign and without a single great
Maj. Gen. Couch has issued the fhow
ing earnest appeal to the people of this
Departtnent,. to fill up the shattered Tanks
of our heroic armies :
Chambersburg, Pa., Jan..% 1864.
To the People of the Department of the Susquehanna:
I very cordially invite the attention of all persons
within the Department of the Susquehanna, to the
address recently issued by Maj. Gen. Hancock, com
manding Second Army 'Corps,- in which that distin
guished officer announces that he has come to Penn
sylvania under authority from the War Department,
for the purpose of recruiting his Corps to 50,000 men,,
with a:view to special service.
The gallantry and ability of Major Gen. Hancock;
the courage and discipline of his Corps, have been
tested on many battle-fields, and have justly won the
dtbnitAtion of the people. Those who shall enlist
under him will find comrades with whom it will be
an honor to be connected, and a leader whose past
career gives the assurance thathe cannot fall short of
the full performance of all his duties 'as an officer, a
soldier and a gentleman. -
Having been associated with Maj. Gen. Hancock
on many trying occasions, I heartily commend him
to the patriotism of the pelvic of this Department,
and earnestly advise those fit for militaty duty to em
':brace this opportunity of taking a position in which
they will gain honor and distinetiOn for themselves,
and render essentialservice to their country.
D. N. CoucH, Maj. Gen. Comdr: Di;pt.
The signs of early death to treason and
rebellion accumulate on every hand. Every ,
leading journal devoted to the traitor's cause
comes bewailing the avenging blosi their
madness invited.. Their armies are deplet
ed, dispirited, and, strengthened but slowly
with reluctant, despairing soldiers. Their
fields are wastes; their currency valueless;
their credit exhausted, while mourning and
~ g o hand in hand to every fireside.
Hopefades out in the thickening gloom
that envelopes the dOminions of crime—
thrice accursed by wicked war, to gratify
unholy lust, and destroy the great fabric of
Freedom in the Western World. _ r
The boundaries of treason have been
severed by the opening of the Father of
Waters from the loyal North-west to the
Gulf, and trade courses its - way from the
land Of "freedom, and• plenty unvexed to the
sea, bringing gladness' to thousands of des
elated homes. Arkansas is rescued from
the hands Of th&-spoiler, and will • soon be a
loyal StaW: and Free! Missouri is removed
• from theaste of war by the discomfiture
of the, Nation's foes. and is about' to strike
the last blot of slavery froniler escutcheon.
Kentucky shivers in the hands of her fos
sils, but will escape suicide by the care of
• .the parent government, and the counsels of
her noblest statesmen of her better days will
reach fruition in due time, and make her
yet great in goodness. Tennessee is re
., deeme&from her sore oppresiors, and her
loyal hearts are now arrayed against her
tyrants: Her people, faithful in the darkest
days of the Republic, will not falter when
the noon-day of triumph is about to break
- upon them. Louisiana will have a loyal
Executive and loyal Senators and Represen
tatives in Congress, in less than sixty days,
and treason and slavery, twin-giants of crime,
will fade from her soil forever. Texas is
hopelessly isolated from traitors with her
vast resources, and her thousands of loyal
whites, and other thousands of emancipated
slaves, will shortly confront their destroyers
in triumphant conflict. Mississippi has the
Old Flag . floating over her-stronghOlds, and
her Gulf City must share the fate of her
capital - at an early day and yield to the do
ward march of loyal columns. West Vir
ginia has emerged from the glooin of frater
nal.war a: new star in the national galaxy,
and unclouded by slavery ; and Old Virginia
is about to have a loyal convention to rescue
her from the demon that has , made her
once blooming fields but one vast mnetery,
and blighted her for ages with human bond
, loge. Maryland is Free by the deliberate
voice of her people, and Delaware has
` stamped the impress of freedom indelibly
, upon her future. North Carolina, ever
. restless= under the fraud of secession, is
~.14nt to defy the usurpers of Richmond and
• threatens them with the terrible vengeance
,Cf* betrayed and outraged people. Thud
,lhicken the clouds upon the leaders of this
'Causeless, bloody war—thus brightly breaks
the morning of deliverance upon the Re
public ordained by-our fathers. l"
—One struggle more will be made by
despairing traitors to deepen the crimsoned
ire Cord of this wicked conflict. "Miether it
shall 'be desperate and deadly—whether it
shall give hope to nerve them far mew butch
tries, or sweep thetn before invincible hosts
j troth the land they' have devoted to want
and - sorrow, depend upon the People` and
the Gozertuitect. Rs - en:1 1 14 the war
worn heroei are cal& : ..for limit. The
ernment is munificent in its bonnties, ,plac
ing the loved ones of very soldier beyond
want; loyal heart&,a - d hopeful -signs of
early, enduring Peace -cheer the brave to
.the field ; and treaSo ' trembles and deep
ens its cries of despai , as it witnesses over
xvhelming.numbers rn hing to seal its doom.
HANCOCK, one Of the, oblest of our heroes,
calls upon his brethreln of Pennsylvania to
join his corps, now writhed with unfading
honors, and share the crowning triumph of
the' Old Flag. Couc7, once' the honored
and successful 'CO ander of the • same
corps, appeals to east
rn and southern Penn •
sylvania to make th own homes secure
against the desolatio of the invaders, by
swelling our ranks so that traitors mist re
cede from our borders, as the armies of the
Union march onward to rescue the land of
fratricides. Courag loyal hearts ! Spare
no efforts to make t e bright morning of
promise now dawni g upon the country,
break into the fuln,ss of victory. °ea.-
Ti ;r.
tolielming numbers lone can. do it! FILL
LT ntE BANKS! ns.can war be stripped
of its sad sacrifices 7 thus can a Free Re
public greet the golden autumn of 18641
TEIE February
about one million
Saturday next, and
tereo,...emounting to
f dollars, matures on
if paid' in gold ;it will
•,n from the State Trea
les necessary, the peo
hundred thousand dol
the revolutionary Pro
!, ocrativ Senators, who
legislation. Were Jeff
dat their head - as lead
etter serve his purpo
hes ; and it is only with
ig the action.of the gov-
State of PeßniAvania,
tal power of his -Demo
the Senate, that makes
nge Senator White.
require,SlX MINOR
additional to be dra
sury . . If this belt)
pie will be taxed
lars soleiYhecause o
. ceedings of, the De
reEtplutelatrest all
Davis with them a
er, they' could not
ses and falfirhis wi
th,?, hope of crippli i
ernment of the grea:
. the aecide
cratie "friends" in
him refuse to each
The Democratic .enators have- assumed
the most feaful resp i risibility, in thus bring
ing comparative anarchy upon the legisla
ture.;- and they mubit answer to the people
for thus periling.our finances, robbing the
tax-payers, and briiging dishonor upon our
Commonwealth. After the reading of the
Gov,ernor's message, on\ Wednesday last,
app4aling to the leislature4o.make provi
sionfar the payment of. the interest with
out iierioying the - banks or plundering the
Tread y, Senator Connell, Union member
froth Philadelphia, offered the following
resolut ion :
Resolved, That - t 1
rected to pay the, in
lstsif February ne)
of government,
for taies and now i
the interest on the
clued Plane and C
e State Treasurer be di
terest falling due on the.
t in the lawful currency
collected of the people
his hands, except only
oans known as the In
s upon 'Loans.
Small a resolute
without ardissenth
—l4:Democratic S
it and- 14 Union
Two Senators wen
off. Thus by adi
Senators have reso
currency of the na
til people, gold m i
ersJ of our stocks
whom are foreig
studied determinat i i
retrcy, embarrass at
treasury, and impo
our people, can ex
The petty revoluti
little longer—the
sue for them in ch
mer, Hopkins &
have their say one
)n should have passed
g voice ; but it .was lost
I.nators all totvig apainst
enators voting for it.--:-
absent, and had paired
ci,vote the Democratic
ved that, while the legal
ion is good enough.for
yust be paid to the hold
;—' a large proportion of
ers. Nothing but a l
iion to discredit
.our cur
mr finances, exhaust our
needless burdens upon!
lain such suicidal folly.
nists need only wait aI,
People will settle the is- it
i nt time. Patience Cly-
:lo.—the tax-payers will 1
of these days !
THE originality 4 f the venerable, neigh-1
borly dame, of w' out tradition tells, who I
answered the demind• for the return of a:
borrowed kettle— J ; I never had your kettle;'
it was 'Ake when' I got it, and besides it
'was whole when I returned it," must pale 1
before the "startling genius of the Spirit in!
solving the dead-1 ek in the Senate. It in •
sists that Maj.bite never was ejected;
Senator; that he wasn't eligible when he
was elected , and t erefore he is " nothing to'
nobody," and the ead-lock is a mere affair
of shadows. The Constitution forbids that'
any member of C ogress " or other person:
i e
- holding o f fice (ex pt - attorney at law and!
in the 7hilitic4 shal -be a member of either;
Rouse," and as A aj. White holds the only:
Offices excepted from the list of disqualiflea-I
tions—attorney aid ! in 'the_ militia—the !
Spirit insists that ihe is not, and never was,;
a membhr of the Senate. - In other - words,
became he has cornplied4with the very letter ,
of the Constitution, his election is therefor'el
unconstitutional, and he is not entitled to a! 1
seat in the legislature. Our volunteers are
but the militia of t e State—organized upon'
calls made on the 'xecntive, and all officers
from Colonels down, ar,/commissioned by
the Governor, and arcrefficerein the militia
of the State, and ,Maj. White is therefore
clear of all disabilcy. he Senate has not
questioned hi‘eli 'bility, and Clymer, Hop-,
kins & CO: in their wildest flights of revolu-:
tion, have pot i pretended to fortify them
selves behind such a palpable absurdity. It
belongs exclusively to the Spirit, and none
will seek to, impala! its high claim to suprethe
ignorance on the
q uestion. ,
„Ttiz REPOSIT was well advised when
it annutinceci, some weeks ago, that the res.
ignation of Senator White was in his fa=
ther's hands. "G),Tiy i ,Curtin has never seen
it, or had any eputrol whatever over it.
Judge White, -father of.the Senator, re=
oeived it some silty days ago direct from
Richmond, and -ith it he receiled a letter
elje. Acitifititliciii'i
authorizinglim'to use it it hie disc - tion.
It Would have been deliveied to Sileaker
Penny at once, and thus secured a Senator
before the meeting of the legislature, t for
the fact that the release.of Senator Vhite
Was confidently expected from time to time.
Now a definite- proposition has give to
Richmond, to exchange him for thei rebel
Gen.. Trimble, and if it is rejected the res
ignation NVID be promptly delivered and a
new elec on ordered, if it has not already
been don It is therefore safe to c4culate
on the ad lock in the Senate en ing in
the n t twenty days, much to the hagrin
ofJe . Davis, and his " friends " lymer,
liopkins i Co. of the thimble.riggi g Per
_ I ThE Supreme Court of New Yqrk has
decided that a bond, executed her ra the
issue of legal tender notes, providi g that
the money for which Lit was given - should
be paid in specie, is canceled by t e pay-
Ment of the sum in legal to.ntier-c rrency,
4n the ground that notes being ma e a' le
al tender, they stand upon equali y with
told in the payment of debts. - tithe Su
preme Court of MassachuSetts hasa - de a',
Similar decision ; and yet in the face / of
these judiciall decisioni, binding u on: the
. :n
•people, the Democratic leaders insi t 'upon
paying the interest on our State , ebt in
I gold—thus taxing our people over' a million
'a year needlessly. ? •
j THE Democratic' uembers of the House
of Representatives have issued protest
against the certificate of - the clerk stating
that the letter recommending Mr. I Lincoln
for re election *as signed by all th Union
members; and. the clerk, IMr. enedict,
has issued a card protestink ag nst the
protest of the members, in which re rather
tartly reminds them that merely -lug the
loath to support the constitution is not con-
Iclusive as to loyalty, or Jett Da is, Ste-
Iphens, Cobb, Lee and all the rebe leaders
'would be of undoubted loyalty—ithey all
ha - ikon ',he r•-•;h' repeatedly., The
'del , perhead' fang ex
' trat
The Inaugural A.llciress.
- Tuesday the - 19th day of January iiitnessed
the inauguration of ANDRZW Gazup CURTIN
as Governor of . .kiennsyl , itinia 'feria Second.
term. ~The weather was most unfavOrable;
but the:proceedings were in all reipects im
posing "ai befits so impo?tint an occasion.
The Democrats, of the Senate, tru to their
revolutionary instincts, bad 'retuned to ap
point a committee - to prepare for ttie 1
uration, and the whole duty devo ved upon
the .House committee, consisting f Messrs
Alleman, Smith (of Philad.) and Jackson.
They discharged their labors wel and had
everything in perfect order. The recession
formed at 11 o'clock in . the follow itlg ordei :
Chief Marshal W. E. Kepner i s in4.4.ids. '
M'Clellan Hospital Band of Phil elphia.
Mai: Gen. Couch and Statt.l
Mai.-Gen. Stabile and stelf.l ~,
11. S. Cavalry from Carlisle Barracks.
21st Pennsylvania Cavalry. I
Battery E, sth United States Artillery. • \
Maj. Geu. Hancock and Stuff'
Independent Company of Infa*Y. • ,
Liberty Band of Philadelphia.
Col.'W. B. Mann's Philadelphia Regiment.
Douglas's Band.
Revenue Guards (20th Pa. Vol)i
One-Hundred and Twenty-seventh Regiment P. V.,
Col. Jennings, with battle-fla .
~Lancaster Union Cornet Ban .`
open Baroucho, drawn by tour white ho , contain
inglkov. Curtin and Legislative Coin u ttee of
Arrangements, with City &naves escort.
Officers of Gov. Curtin's Sta
Assistant Marshals Murray, McCormic and Egle.
H ea d s o f Departments. i
Omnibuses containing Old Soldirrs,
Carriage containing Provost .Marshal General of
Carriage with Board of Enrollm at.
Carriage containing Brig. Gen. Pleason
Carriages with Clergy.
Carriage containing Judge Pearson and
Porter. . '
Meinbers of the Bar in Carring •
Philadelphia Delegation in Omni
City Council in Carriages.
Citizens in Carriages.
Assistant Marshal.
Friendship Fire Company—N. Y. fire h.
and blue pants—steam tire engine d
four horses, and decorated with
Assistant Marshal.
Hope Fire CompanyaKi.iirliWts, ak
and black pants—carriage draped in .
Assistant Marshal,
Patton Fire Company—N. 1. hats, blut
black pants—carriage handsomely del
Assistant Marshal. I
Good Will Fire Company--gitizon's.dre4
ton engine dritiwn by four hors
The procession proceeded to the
torial Mansion, and after receil
Curtin moved through the princi
to the Capitol. Flags, wreaths at
national emblems.were displayed
route and. the street's were crov
spectators. When. the procession',
the capitol, a.safuts of fifteen gun
and enthusiastic Cheers greeted th _
or. The legislature joined in th 'proceed-'
ings, and the vast assembly was athered in f
front of the building. A lark platform
was there erected, beautifully dec rated with
flags abd wreaths, and upon the arrival of
the Governor, Speaker Penny pr nted Rev.]
J. Walker .J.ackson, *lto deliver d an elo-,'
quent priyer. The Clerk of the Bate then"
read the certificate of election; e oath of
oifir...e" was -administered to Gov. Curtin by
Speaker Penny, and the Govern then de
livered, in clear and earnest tone , and with
'that grace peculiar to - himself be oro a pop
ular assemblage, the following
. . -
Felloia-eitizens of the Senate and fio4te of: Repre
sentative' : -
Called by the partiality of my feilo4-citizens to
the office of Governor of Pennsylvania for another
'term, I appear before you to solemnl; renew the
Prescribed obligation to support the Constitution of
the United States and the constitution of the State:
of. Pennsylvania, and to discharge the responsible
trusteontided to me with fidelity. I '
'When first summoned before you,thrtte years ago,
to assume the sacred duties of the Executive office,
the long gathering clouds of civil war were about to
break upon ourdevoted country. For years . treason
had been gathering in might—had been appropria
ting to its fiendish lust more and more bountifully/
of the nation's honors—had grown steadily bolderin
its assumption of power until it had won the tol r
anee, if not the sanction of a formidable denier% of
The election
even in the confessedly loyarStates.
The election of a President in 1860, in strict confor
mity with the Constitution and the laws, thotigh not
the cause, was deemed the fit occasion for i in organ
ized attempt to overthrow the whole fabric of our
freekistitutions, and plunge a nation of thirty mill
ions of people into hopeless anarchy. The grave of
fence charged against the President elect seemed
alone to consist in his avowed fidelity to the Gov
ernment, and his-determined parvme to fulfil his
solemn covenant to maintain inviOldte the Union of
the Stet& When inaugurated, he found States in
open rebellion, disclaiming allegiance to the Gov
ernment, fraudulently appropriating its property and
insolently contemning its aethority.
Treaso n was struggling for supremacy in every de
partment of administratiVe power. In the Cabinet
it feloniously disarmed us—our arsenals were robbed
to enable the armies of crime to drench a continent
in fraternal blood—our coasts were left compara
tively defenceless to fall an easy prey to traitors—
our navy was scattered upon distant seas to render
the Republic helpless for its own protection—offi
cers, educated, .commissioned and sworn to defend
the Governmen t against any , oe, became deserters,
defied Heaven in shameless perjury, and with fret- •
ricidal hands drew their swords against the country
of their allegiance; and when treason had thus com
pleted ite preparations, wanton, wicked war was
forced upon our loyal people.
; Never was war so causeless.. The North had sought,
' no sectional triumph, invaded no rights, inflicted no
wrongs upon the South. It aimed to preserve the
Reflublic, not to destroy it, and even when rebell
ion presented the sword as the arbiter, we exhausted
eery effort consistent with the existence of our
'Government to avert the bloody drama of the last
three years. The insolent alternative presented by
treason of fatal dismemberment or internecine war,
was met by generous efforts to avert the storm of
death which threatened to fall ; but the leaders of
the rebellion spurned peace, unless they could glut
their infernal ambition over the ruins of the noblest
and freest government ever devised by man.
Three years of bloody, wasting war, arid. the horri
ble sacrifice of a quarter of a million lives attest the
desperation of their purpose to overthrow our liber
ties. Mourningand sorrow are sPread over the entire
'nationvand defeat and desolation are the terrible tro=
phies won by the traitor's-hand. gar people have
been sorely tried by disaster, but in the midst of the
deepest gloom they have stood with. unfaltering de
votion to the great cause of our common country.
Relying upon the ultimate triumph of the right, they
have proved themselves equal to the stein duty, and
Worthy of their rich inheritance td* freedom. Their
fidelity has been well rewarded. In God's own good
time r Huhas asserted His avenging power; and if
war is persisted in by the leaders of the rebellion, as
lute become evident, then slavery and treason, the
fountain and stream of discord and death, must soon
Share a common grave.
r• In this great struggle for our honored nationality,
,Pennsylvania has won immortal fame. Despite the
teachings of the faithless and the hesitation of the
timid, she has promptly and generously met every
demand made upon her, whether to repelinvasion or
to fight the battles of the Union whenever and where
'ever her people were demanded. Upon every field
:made histotic and sacred by the valor of our troops,
some, of the martial youth of Pennsylvania have fal
len.• There is scarce a hospital that has not been vis
ited by our kihd offices to the sick and wounded; there
is not a department in-which brave man do not an
swer with pride to the name of our noßle State, and
while history endures, loyal hearts will turn with
'feelings of- national pride to Gettysburg,-where the
'common deliverance of Pennsylvania and the Union
will stand recorded in the unsurpassed glory of that
Woody field.
eed hardly renew my pledge, that during the term
of office on which I am aboutto enter, I will give my
whole moral and official "power to the prosecution of
this war `
and in aiding the National Government in
every effort to secure early and complete success over
our malignant foes.
For the preservation of our national life, all things
should be subordinated. It is the first, highest, no
, blest duty of the citizen—it is his protection in per
, son, property, and all civil and religious privileges,
' nd for its perpetuity in keen and power, he owes all
I h is e ff orts, , his influence, his means, and his life. To
compromise with treason, would be but to give it re
newed existence, and enable it again to plunge us
into another causeless war.
In the destruction °Me military power of the re
bellionis alone the hope of peace; for while armed
rebels march over the-soil of any State, no real free
dem 'can prevail, and no governmental authority,
consistent with the genius of our free institutions, can
properly operate. -
• The people of every State are entitled under the
Constitution to the protection of the Government,
, and to give that protection fully and fairly, rebellion
must be disarmed and trodden in the dust: By these
means, and these alone, can we have enduring union,
prosperity and peace. As in the past, I will in the
future, in faithful obedience to the oath I have taken,
spare no means, withhold no power which can
stiVngtheri the Government in this conflict. To the
measures of the authorities chosen to administer the
National Government adopted to promote our great
cause, I will give mycordial approval and earnest co
operation. It is the cause of constitutional liberty
and law.
Powers which are essential to our common safety
should noir be wisely and fearlessly administered,
and that 'Executive would. lie faithless, and held
guilty before the world, who should fail to wield the
might of the Government for its own preservation.
The details of my views on the measures which I rec
ommend are eentained in my recent annual message,
, and need not liere be repeated. -
I beg to return to the generous people °filly native
State my hearty thanks for their unfaltering support
and continued confidence. They have sustained me
amid many trying hours of official embarrassment.
Among all these people to none am I snore indebted.
than to the soldiers of Pennsylvania, and I here'
pledge to those brave men my untiring exertions in
their -behalf, and my most anxious efforts for their
intisre welfare, and I. commend here; as I have fre
quently done beforb, those dependant upon them, to
the festering care of the State.
' I cannot close this address without an , earnest
prayer to the Most High that He will preserve, pro
tect and - guard our beloved country, guiding with
Divine power and wisdom, our Government, State
'and- National, and I appeal to my follow citizens,
hero and elsewhere, in our existing embarrassments,
to ni.y aside alb partizan feelings and unite in a hearty
and earnest effort to support the common cause
which;involves the welfare of us all.
Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representa
five& I pray you, in God's name, let us,in this era in
the history of the world, set an example of unity and
concord in the support of all measures for the preser
vation of thin great Republic. A.
,(1,. Course.
The address was responded to by the wild=
est enthusiasm on the parr of the audience;
and cheer after cheer went up' for Gov. Cur
tin, and a national salute was fired by Lieut.
Peifer's Battery.
n and Staff.
After the inauguration the military. re
formed and agrand review took nlacpin State
street,"the',Gover,nor and staff being on horse
back, while the presence of a humber
,of dis
tinguished officers in uniform added to - the
interest of the display. The table at 'which
the Governor sat, on the platform at the in
auguration was that on which the Declara
tion of Independence was signed.
red shirts
uvn by
y overcoats
. out - mug. -
shirts, and
with But-
After the inaugural Ceremonies were over, '
Gov. Curtin entered the Hall of the House,
where Attorney General Meredith presented
a committee from the state of New Jersey,
headed by Hon. James B. Dayton, who, in a
neat Speech, presented Gov. Curtin a com
plete and splendid copy of Audubon's Works
on the Birds and. Quadrupeds of America.
It is the most superb and costly tvork ever
issued on this continent. Gov. Ourtin,in
receiving the testimonial, *de a brief but
appropriate address, in whio he cOmplithent
ed New Jersey for her battle-fields of _ the
Revolution, and her fidelity to -- the govern
ment in this trying hour. Maj. Gen. Han,
cock was' recognized in. : the Hall and was•
called up for a Speech.- He responded in a
brief, soldierly style. In the course of his
speech he said : '
I Guberna
ing Gov.'
.al streets
d carious
along the
hded with
arrived at
was fired,'
"I haveno doubt the pre-eminent position which
Pennsylvania-now holds is owing to the patriotic
coarse taken by His Excellency the Governer of this
State in constantly filling our armies, and in aiding
and strengthening the soldiers in the field.
'I beg that you will indulge me a moment. I have
come here for a special object, of which probably some
of you areaware, I have come here for the purpose
of addingto the strength of the Pennsylvania regi-.
ments of - my own—the Second Corps. It is a corps
that hereafter will no doubt be identified with the
history of Pennsylvaniafrom the fact that it is one of
the corns that performed its part at Gettysburg. I
merely ask that the corps—that the regiments from
Ptnnsylvania in that Corps—be filled to the maxi
mum. I have received encouritgriment from tho Go
verhor of this State. Thestrengthening of ourarmies
is all l that is now necessary to end this rebellion. No
President, nO.Part,y, can end this struggle unless an
ads - quote, army be provided to enforce the laws l , I
has - •eon with the National army since the com
m , cement of the rebellion. know the temper of
t • e soldiers, and I tell you those soldiers will sustain
. ose who sustain the country and themselves, and
will sustain no others." Mond aPPlause.)
This closed the second inauguration of Go*.
Curtin. He enters upon his new terns strong
in the affections and confidence of - the loyal
people of the State, and his matchless fidelity
to all.the great interests of the government
cannot fail to make his next administration,
as is his past, one of the brightest:pages in
our proud history.
' The revolutionary action of the Democra
tic Senators is likely , ' to cost the State FULLY
HALF A 11.1.4L10N DOLLARS, because of their
refusal to make provision for the payment of
the interest on the State debt in currency.
The Interest becomes due on the Ist of Feb
ruary, and the existing law requires specie
to be drawn from the Banks and paid to the
creditors of the State. The heaviest Banks
can resume se - payments, necessary,:e - payments, if as
they have no • °lllation, and the Country-
Banks would be utterly bankrupted if the law
'should be enforced and - the necessary specie
would still not be obtained. In this derange
ment of the financial affairs of the State the
Democratic Senatortiare responsible. They
have wantonly, lawlessly arrested legislation,
and upon them must rest the fearful respon
sibility.. ' i ,
On Wednesday last Gov. Curtin sent the
following speoial message ! . to the legislature
on the subject. It shows conclusively the
only remedy under our existing financial em
Gr.NTLEMEN: I. feel it my duty to invite your at
tention to the necessity of prompt legislation on the
subject of the payment of the interest which will full
due on February Ist. It is understood that the
banks at the large commercial points in the State
have so reduced their circulation- that they can'at
anytime redeem it in coin, and will no doubt do so if
the act of 1862 is left in-force. This will leave few or
. banks subject to that act, except those in the in
tort r whose circulation is large, and who cannot
red am it: To apportion the premiums in gold, ton
the all year's interest, would probably render mem
bankrupt and would not procure the necessary
:amount. Going into more detail than was necessary
in my annual message, I would observethat tho in
terelt on certain loans to a small amount (say less
than $6,500,090)i5, by the provisions of the acts crea
ting them, required to be paid in specie. These are
called the inclined plane loan and the coupon loans,
and they were created under the acts of April 10,
1819, April k 1802, May 4, 1852, and April 19, 1853.
The annual interest on them is less than. $330,000.
This I recommend to be paid in coin or its equiva
lent, so ag not to show an unwillingness .to comply,
with even an-obligation that might be considered'
doubtful. _
_ .
I cannot, however, omit calling your attention
to the fact that the insertion in the acts referred to;
of the stipulation for payment of interest in specie, demonstrate that the construction put by
me on the extent of the obligation under the other
loan acts, not containing such stipulation, is correct.
The loans under the last mentioned acts form the
great mass of•'our pliblie debt, and amount to more
than $33,000,000. The balance in the Treasury on
the Ist of December last was les's than 2,21)0,000. To
pay the interest on February Ist in chin will require
more :than $1,500,000, and on the Ist of March the
sum to be paid to. the banks on their specie eertift
cates;under the act. of - January gOth, 1863, will, at
the present present price of gold, be more than
1,000,000. This will probably exhaust the funds of
the Commonwealth, and leave the Treasury, for the
time,without the means to defray the ordinary ex
penses of government, to say nothing of the large
extranidinary payments already directed by law. I
do again most earnestly recommend immediate ac
tion on the subject. • A. G. CURTIN.
The Adams • Sentinel hoists the name of
President Lincoln for 're-election.
The National Unidn Committeeappointed
by the Chicdgo Convention ht 6 been summoned to
meet in WaslAigton on the 22d - of February.
Middletown, Ciinn„elected a Union char
ter ticket on, lionday .a week. For Governor lust
Spring the town gave 3d majoty for Seymour.
An immense Mass Meeting was held in
Harrisburg hist week to ratify the re-nomination
of President Lincoln, Col. Worrall presided.
The West Virginia Legislature organized
on Tueeday by the election-of Win. E. Stevenson
Presient of the Senate, and Leroy Cramer Speaker
of the House.
Gov. Curtin has formally re-appointed
Hon. Wm. Meredith Attorney General, and Hon.
Eli Slifer Secretary of the Commonwealth; uad Win.
H. Armstrong, ESQ.; of Easton, has been re-appoint
ed Deputy Secretary„ •
We have . dates from 'New Orleans to the
15th inst. Thomas J. Durant, a staunch loyalist,
was already in the field for Governer. Affairs in
Texas were progressing finely, and the loyal Texan
regiments were filling up rapidly. The two•cavalry
regiments had each 1,100 men enrolled. • . •
(len. Banks has issued a proelamation,di
reefing a State election to take place in Louisiana
on the '22d of February. He declares the laws of the
State relating to Slavery to•be inoperative and. void,
,end provides for a Convention fur the revision of the
State Constitution. Arrangements are to ho made
fOr the - early election' of members of Congress.
Hon. James W. Crimea,
the distinguished
Senator from the loyal State of lowa, was on the 16th
instant, re-elected U. S. Senator, for the term of six
years from 1865, receiving every vote in the Union
caucus, and all but six in, the joint convention.. Mi.
Grimes has indeed won a national reputation. He is
1 a native of Deming, N.H.; a county which has fern
' ished many men of proud reputation. He was edu
cated at Dartmouth College, and made his home in
the-Territory of lowa, and the city of Burlington,
in the year 1836. -
The -"Democrats of Philadelphia selected
their delegates to the State Convention last week, as
1 E. R. Holnabold, 3 John APPIe.
2 John A. DalY, 4-Chas. W. Carrigan.
IC. M. Loisonring-, • • BA.F. X. Gallagher,
2 Thos. Rock e; , Saud.
3 Wm. V. McGrath; 11l P. Dovoraux,
4 Wm. L. Hirst. II Chas. Young,
5 Alfred H. Gilmore, 12 Jos.-Mounthin, Jr.
fi Gee. Rant. Jr., 13 John D. -Miles,
7 Robt. J. Hemphill, 14 Alex; C. Garvin.
Not a word was said about the Pridency at any
of the preliminary meetings; what has become of
"Little Mac ?" -
Everytiping is reported quiet in the Army
of the FottAnaa:
Gep. Loigstreet is tinnoVneed to be in
winter quarters at Morristown, twenty-five miles
east of Knoxville.'
•Gen. Sherman has concentrated a large
army at Huntsville. Alabama, from which point
tho initial step of tho Spring campaign will be
There 'are six thousand Controbandg
Gen. Slough's Department at Alexandria, RI of
whom but two hundred are employed by Clov
,A correspondent of the Boston Travel:b.
at Newborn, N. C., states that a call had been issued
at Raleigh for a State Convention, for the poi - pose
of seceding from the confederacy. GOY. Vance is
said to be in favor of returning to the Union.
It is officially announced that Gen-Rose
emus has been assigned to the bommand of the
Department of the Missouri. - Gen. Schofield has
been-ordered to report to Gen. Grant, who will
probably assign him to a command in East Tend.
By the Ohio and Atlanticlelegraph Line.—OtEoin
at ShryookN Book Story and it. It. Depot,
Philadelphia Markets. - -
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26-,1864.
Flour market continues downward: an 4
sales limited at $7 5067 75 for extra family.
.—so@ 9. 5U for fancy. Supplies come' Or
ward slOWly and no accumulation of stock.
Rye Flour steady at $6 50. In Corn .Meal
there is nothing doing.. Steady demand fur
wheat; 7000 bushels, of red sold at $1 70
01 75 and 1000 bushels Rentucky white .at
$2. Small sales of Rye at 1 40®141.' Corm
is dull with small sales of yellow ate $1 11. i.
Oats in good demand ; 3000 bushels sold at
88cts. Clover Seed in demand at $8 - 50(4;
8 75, and Flax Seed at $3 2003 25:
The Filling of Pennsylvania Regiments
—Proclamation of Gov. Curtin.
HARRISBURG, Jan. 21st, 1864.
The War Department having authorized
Major General Winfield S. Hancock,.' end
Major General Ambrose E. Burnside,, two of
the Most distinguished Commanders in.-our
Army, to recruit , the Second and Ninth Ar
my Corps, now nnder their respective com
mands, to
_fifty thousand men each, for such.
duty as may be specially, assigned to laid
Corps - by the IN ar Department, I address
:myself to the patriotic and loyal .citizens of •
Pempvlvania, earnestly invoking then to
lend .their active aid to Generals, Hancock •
and Burnside, in the prosecution ot such mea
sures as they may adopt; under the regula
tions of the War Department, governing en
listments in this StatJ to fill up the Penn
sylvania regiments and batteries of these
noble Corps.
-They comprise the following Pennsyl4-
ma regiments and batteries, viz
In the. Second Army Corps, commanded
by Major Gen. Hancock, are the 58d, 69th.
list, 72d, 81st, 106th, 116th, 140th; 145thi f
and 148th regiments, and Independent bat- .
teries C and F, and batteries F and G of the
Ist Pennsylvania artillery.
In - the Ninth Army Corps, commanded
by Major General Burnside, are the 45th.
48th, 50th, 51st and 100th regiments, and
.Durell's Independent Battery D. ' ‘'•
' The reinforcement of our victorious armie.
in the field is the only means of bringing the
rebellion to in early close, and of forever -
sealing the fountain of civil war. Let us
then maintain the illustrious record which
these gallant armies have already . won. 'and
effectively aid the Government in securing ; a
glorious future to our country, by filling itp
their ranks now greatly reduced by disctiao
and thecasualties of the field
Full information regarding • bounties and
enlistments hitiby of the Pennsylvania or
ganizations attached to the Second and Ninth
Army Corps. will be found in the published
circulars of Major Generals Hancock .and
Burnside. "
Ity•order of
A, G. Curaus.
Governor 4c.
A. L. RyssELL, Ad, Gen. Penns; -
From East Tennessee.
Cixcr_vxarr, Jun. 25.—An
. officer dircet
from Knoxville reports that Longstreet has
been reinforced by twentythousandinen, mitt
is advancingliy slow :stages • toward Knox
ville. Tile is pressing back our advance f . Jr=
ces and compelling tyom to'ctinceatriltp near
It is believed that the campaign
will open early in that quarter by the - rebels
* taking the offensive. - .
Philadelphia Stock Markets.
PHILADRLPHIA, Jan, '25, 1864.
Stocks weak ; Pennasylvefniv. s's 95; Read
ine, Railroad 58 ; Morris °anal not quoted ;
Long Island 42.1; Penna. Railroad'7ll Gold
).57i ; 5-20's slo4}. x .
On the 21st Inst., by the Rev. 8. Wlienry. file. Joan
Wotina.at4 to Miss blame B.ltoratan,toth U. st. Thonure
up the 21st inst., at the residence of the bride's father
in Chambersburg, by" he Rev. Jas. M. Bishop. Mr. Wit.
Lout B. 310:1N of the vicinity of kireenvillage, to Mies
Cusatere M. daughter of Christian Brandt. - = -
On the 21st inst., by the Re. Wm. McElroy, Mr. Ssts •
urd. BURN, to Miss &titan 0411c_Nsw, all of Fayetteville,
On the 22d inst., at atoll R. parsonage, in McCue
nellsbny•, by the Rev. C. F.lloffmeier, Mr. DAVID MlTaa.
of Little Zove, Franklin county, to IlissAmta 31 Suttev.w.
of imblin tyrp.; Fulton county. -
On the sth instotiar , Dry Run, Mr. ROM? 1'
aged alma 419 years.
On the 12th Inst., near Dry Run. Mr. Jens BrtaN mt.
aged 49 years, 3 months and 23 days.
On the 18th inst..l MOT Dry Rm.). Alcoa. ROD of AMC*
Remands, dee'di 14te of Yannettsbnrg, iigio4 Q yoix,
and 8 menthe. •
On the 22d ult. in. Waynesboro' T/AURY NV : O4Na eon
of Henri 11. liuelt, 1 year and 8 months. - .
On the 13th inst.kin ShadyOrave.3lr.MicusitSroxits.
aged 60 years, 6 months and 27 days.
Oa the 13th inst., in Guilford township, ADAM btis , :ts,
aged 4 years, 6 n=inths and 13 days. ,
On the _ 4th in 4, in Hamilton township, Mrs. Mt.t.:o%-
arra Ittstittoun, aged abent 76 years.
CHAMBERSBURG, Jan. 2B ; /Bi - !
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Naos 18 1184r4staa W 001.—..- 49
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Sour - 88.488 1 - 410,Thitza Krrua 1 90
• _ - _ AfARKET.
...... . 1 450 , *
Wheat—lied 1 .50
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COLGATE'S HONEY SOa.P. 7 -This celebratod
TOILET SQAP, in each universal demand, is made from
the cheieut materials, is..meld and clamp/lent In its no,
tare, fragrantly scented, and extremely benrylciat in its
action anon the skin. Per sale by all Druggists and
fancy Goods Dealers
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