Newspaper Page Text
tranitlin e_l tpooitorg.
Wednesday., February 10, 1804.
sins—s2' per annum, in advance; or
U. 50 it nog paid within the year. AU eubs4ription
irceouvite mime be ?muted annually. No paper will be,
keg Out of the State unlegs paid for in advance.
WE shall issue a triple-sheetittPosrrnßY
text week, to accommodate the immense
pressure upon our advertising columns.
We have heretofore referred in these col
umns to the various classes of damages sus-
twined by the people of the border counties.
Our citizens suffered. twice from hoStile in-
Nasion, losing vast amounts of property in
keel, forage, crops, fences,. Sze., and each
invasion ivas i followed by; Union • troops,
thrown hastify into the field; without disci
line and but imperfectly provided for, and .
• immense losses were sustained by their oc
cupation of our lands and appropriation and
destruction of other property. Thera are
instances in this county where farms were
utterly stripped of fences and the crops en
tirely destroyed, and a number of renters of
fiuins have lost everything they owned as
the fruits of nearly a life-time of toil. For
'thesel9s.ses there must be restitution, and
wherein the general government fails, the
Stateewes it to ,its own' high character as
well a.s to even-handed- justice, to.cotupen :
sate its unfortunate citizens. A number of
these claims should have been adjusted and
paid by the United States. They were cre
ated in many cases by officers sworn into
the United. States service, and for the sub:
ilistence of the United States troops ; but
in the confusion incident to invasion and
Owing to the inexperience of raw quarter.
Masters, they were certified to informally
. and haVe never been recognized by the, gov
ernment. Commissioners have been ap
pointed several times by the Governor to
examine into them; and Gen. Couch once
authorized the adjudication of such claims
Naiad been incurred by officers in the ser
-- "vice; and every one who has been •connected
- with the examination 4: 0 these accounts has
flume concurrent testimony to the integrity
of our, people in presenting none but just
claims for settleMent. But the general gov
*raiment has indicated its unwillingness
recognize any of these claims at this time.
The military committee of the popular
'branch of Congress last week decided that ter. Senator Chatem
"it is inexpedient to appropriate public ument of the fruits of
money for the payment of such claims,' whelnt a county like
on the ground that it would but open the to the Senate once bef.
door for legislation upon a vast number of from the 'district of Y
Ailnilar demands, and thusseriously'embar. and occasions . are -not
sass the government - - with the local dicisio
Being without remedy against the_gen- -common to the majorit
oral government, our people will naturally elect the SenatorsCver t
and ,justly look to the legislattue of the Senatorial district prop-
State for Compensatien, and a candid con- a very good one for sue'
aeration of the question must result in re- Senators, but beyond t
. cognizing the justice of the demand. The elate its claims to favoi
people.Of the border are members of the noble county ;- but then
. great Commonwealth, and haveequal claitias between herl_and Frank,
with all upon its guarantee of safety. It tween Franklin and Bra
exacts obedience to its laws—gathers tri_ certainly no necessity to
bate alike from the plundered and prosper- nearly half the State. I
ous, and promises all alike in return pro trEre- WS need hardly ren+d intelligent legis
tion to -their persons, their properly and lators that palpable gerrymanders hove had
their religions and social rights ; and upon sad histories in Pennsilvania.' They have
on rational principle can compensation be ever been
.deemed discreditable to the leg
refused' to suffererer,s by invasion, without islature, and almost iniariably resulted dis
denying the highest duty and impairing the astronsly to their authors; and the shifting
eminent prerogative of the State. The sands of political suPtemacy in various lo
question of amount is not a proper consid- ae exhibited tinting the last few
eration,in acting upon the issue. If it be years in qtr State, clealy indicate how Ut
great, and has fallen upon a few, the neces terly abortive neat catenlations as to political
sity fora common distribution 'of the but. success for seven years must prove. Let
den is only the more imperative ; and if it the apportionment, durefore, be eminently
be small for a, Commonwealth, it is never- just, avoiding unnatural connections and
theless enough if imposed upon the unfor:. strained efforts to throttle the adversary in
tunate as individuals, to bring the most se- his strongholds, and we shall have in ore
rioua embarrassment and in many instances reason to hope for permanent power in ',the
bankiittptu as its fruits. - • legislature - . The Sout ern counties can be
—Mr. Sharpe is about to introduce a bill associated so- as to ,reserve connections
which are harmonious;'
providing for the settlement o these claims
which will, we trust, meet the approbation
of the legislature. It requires the nest
careful adjudication of the damitgcsby swOrn
commissioners ; the 'confirmation of eir
awards by the court of Dauphin county, and
authorizes'the State to be represented in all
cases before the board.: After the complete
adjustment of the
: claims, the State is re
quired to lime c,ertrfic.ites of indebtedness
to the creditors, bearitig a low rate of in
terest—the principal payable in twenty
years, or sooner at the option of the State;
and a special tax of eye fourth mill is levied
to create a fund exclusively for the redemP
den of.the Certificates.. It is estimated that
it will.require about one million, or at out
side two hundred and fifty thousand more,
to cover all claims of every kind whatever,
justly due the people of' the' border Of
this snm, half a million 'would cover, all
losses sustained by rebel invasion ; and a
like sum would cover the damages, done to
property; &c., by, the Union troops. The
!titter being claims contracted "to repel in
vasion, suppress insurrection and defend the
.State in'war," are 'clear of the constitution
al 'restriction which forbids the increase of
the debt over seven hUndred and fifty thou
' sand dollars, excepting for the purposes
The 'imposition of one-fourth mill as a
special tax upon the property of the State
will be ample to make restitution to the
border counties for all loises sustained; and
when it is considered how slight the bur
den would be upon all, and how grave it is
When imposedupon -few individuals, who
bane` a common claim to the protecting
power of 4.beß,tate, .zve feel confident that
the legislature'wifi not - heSi telt) make res.
titution.. It would be . well in .this legisla
tion, to recognize the jut claims of the
State against the general government for so
much of -these losses as has been created
by its own officers, and it time it may be
recovered. The State might thus make an
equitable settlement with the government,
bit individuals -never cot i ld secure justice
through the channel of Co gress• We trust
that the legislature will eet this question
in a spirit of liberality an, justiee, - and pro
vide safe and certain me -ores for the liqui
dation of thegeedamages.
One of the duties of tl e present legisla
ture is the apPortionment of the State into I
Senatorial and Representative'districts; and
under the amendments recently incorpora
ted-in the constitution, the rights of origi
nal counties to separate representation cea.
ses. They provide, also, that "any county
containing at least. three thousand five hun
dred taxables, may be allowed a separate
representation, but no more than three coun
ties shall be joined ; and no county shall be
divided in the formation of a 'district " for
the election of Representatives. , As to Sen
ators, it. is provided that "no disstlt shall
be so formed as to' entit c it to more than
two Senators,"-unlcss the taxables of "anY
city or county shall, at the time, be suchsas
to entitle it to elect more than two," and
the division of any county is expressly pro
hibited ; but the .diyish+ of Philadelphia
into single districts is rewired. i
—We have received through correspond
ents, skeletons of several bills now in course
'of preparation by the,, 'nion members.—
One gives Franklin a epresentative, and
associates it with . Full and Huntingdon
for Senator, while Adan s is put with, Cum-
berland for Senator, an
one member. The saml
junction of York and 4
torial,district; allowing i
and increasing their' pre
in the House. We do ,
such a bill can pdss: It
of some over=zealous i:)
animated by the desire
ocraticTarty, would pre
his own party if his v
The association of York
be manifest injustice, a
vantages would be quite
ered by the rose of Yor
n interest and taste.
Adams and Franklin, with 18,000 taicables,
would make a fair Se tutorial district, and
by giving, each one +ber, the 'represen
tation would be just equal to its claims. The
district would be closet but but all- the better
for that, as the, chars ter of our Senators
would doubtless dem nstrate. York can
not be associated.with tit injustice to a peg:
pie of. better political faith. If there was I
another York, either greater or smaller,
they might go together; but as there
fortunately but one, 1 It her alone with one
Senator and two me hers. She is not in
sensible to streaks of aylight at times,!arid
withitiour brief recollection 'we have seen
her on severaloccasions represented in both
branches by foes of the Democratic faith.,
'Cumberland and Dauphin are connected by
the mostintimate pol tical and business as
sociations; and would make a fair district
with 21,000 taxables. Bedford, Fulton and
Somerset are parts of the same parent 1
eolinty, and would halve just about the ratio
for - two members combined, and little Perry;
the noblest of the - old Democratic Counties,
with one member, could be added for Sen
ator, with nearly 18,000. Blair, Hunting
don, Mifflin and Centre have been associa
ted politically for many years, and might be
made a Senatorial district; or, if preferred,
Cambria could take the place of Centre;
while Juninta, Snyder, Union 'and North
land, would be homogenous and work well
together. We makethese suggestions with...
out a map or any political data
and to indicate how nur Southern districts
can be made without violence -to any inter-,
e 4, rather than tnurge a studiedpiogrannue
upon the legislature. .
tlie._,Sretitkliii ,1141.iiitt)rii,.'fibilur4 . _10, 1864:
—Let the Tinton members be careful n
to attempt too much in the apportionmen t
Yielding substance to grasp shadows inn
uncommon in such legislation, when politi
differences are intensified as is the case in o
legislature now. By avoiding palpable i
justice—such as the little county of Fult;
disfranchising a great county like rrankl
—the apportionment will commend itself
the candid of all parties, and the Unit'
strength will be the more certain to prese
its just supremacy in.the legislature.
IN consequence of 'the obstinate refu4al
of the 'Democrats of the legislature to affCircl
relief to the treasury, by an . enactment t
thorizing the payment of the interest on r
debt in currency instead of coin, the i
ernor was compelled to draw his warrant 6n
the Ist inst. for an • excess of mi. five h n
dred thousand dollars. This sum is Fit e Ily
plundered from the taxpayers, by the e
termined purpose of the Democratic legi la
tors to destroy our currency and impair ti
credit; and, bad they the power ; they Ivo I
exact another half million or more to In i eC
the interest due in August next. .
The failure to' organize the Senate i
not substantially effect thf result bf legi I
tion. Had the Union members vielde
legal organization to the insolentrevolut a
ists on tlie Democratic side- of the Sen
still no relief could have been - afforded t
treasury while the Senate remained a 1
for the Democrats would have resolutelY,
fused to pass the kill. In the House el
united as one man. to defeat it, And e
filibustered to exhaust the session ; am
the Senate they have squarely voted d
the proposition, to ;pay in currency. ha
dozen times. In order to obviate this
obtain substantial relief to the State, S
tor 'Lowrey repeatedly offered .to.yield
question of organization and divide the
ce,, or even - to vote for the Democratic
didate for Speaker, if any one Dem c
would pair off with Senator White on 4
tions of legislation, until his place shoul
filed.by himself or his successor ;.but as t
would have preserved Qui finances an
lieved the people of wanton burdens, h
refused to aecept, it. They seem to a
had-but one purpose from the beginni g—
to strike the deadliest - blows at the go, ern
ment, and''in pursuance'-Of their settle de
termination-, they have *e 'used to take any
steps which promised to preserve ottr final':
ees from embarrassment,thaintain the ' it
of the government, aniVitpare the p ogle
from needless taxes. So far they - have suc
ceded ; but the day of reckoning is ni'h at
each county given_
bill proposes the
f ancaster as a Sena-
I hem two . Senators,,
of .apprehend that
looks like:an effort
.litician who; while
o destroy the Dem-
ty certainly destroy
ews could prevail.
nd Lancaster would
d its, political ad.
las likely tole gath•
as that Of Lancils
is is a living mon
4uch efforts to ovler-
L7ork. Ile was sent
ore as a Democrat,
irk and Lancaster ;
Is and distractions
party, 'York would
e Old Guard. The
sed fur us might be
as ought not 0; be
at we don't appre
. Huntingdon is 'a
is no more affinity
gin than thorn is be
\ dford ; and there is
run a district across
Tn .Spitit is appalled at the pros tof
'filling up the armies. h complains o . ev-.
erything -that promis'es to strengthe our
gallant seldiers in the field, and gitsn ''
to the National cause. Alb.
u indigaan be
cause, the REPosrror wantssc a conri ,lion
." sufficiently stringent in its provi ions
to gobble up every poor man, as well ev
ery .man of moderate means, and force him .
into the army before spring opens," • Just
not'so, as usual with tho Spirit. We want
a conscription bill that trill "gobble u. " a
due share of the whintng, cowardly, cop
perheads,theloyal who pollute
of the Free States with their denunci tion -
of everything designed to preserve th i gov
ernment that protects the in their peisons,
their property and all t ir . civil and elir
ious,rights. The loyal earts alone have
volunteered and given success to the nion
arms, driving -treason, from more tha half
its renitory, and leaving it to. win er 'in
want and despair, - while the quib ling,
treacherous copperheads remain ted fame
the cause to which our brave sons an tiro--
'thcrs have consecrated their lives, nd to
inspire confidence in the dominions of crime
by declaring that "the rebellion is revelling
in the pride of its strength to•day."l For
such foes of 'order and humanity, We bid
the conscription speed its work I
TIIE Philadelphia Age, true to its, ti
ous instincts, quotes a remark of
Thaddeus Stevens, that we have mu:
into the army 1,100,000 men, of which
ber only 400,000 no* remain fit for st
The Age therefore insists that the,
this host, namely 700,000, have eithe:
killed in battle, died of disease or tq
or been disabled." - Well does th
know that over 75,000 men were mu
for Three months; that some fifty et
regiments were mustered from 'New
and other States for two years ; thatl
regiments were accepted from the W
States for one year; that Pennsylvank
had some forty regiments Of nine m
men, .While all -the men drafted in
States in 1862 were mustered for th
tied- 'All these
,lave been regular];
tered out of service, but in order t
the horrors of the war, hoping ther
poison the public mind - and - paraly
loyal sentiment of the Nation, the
liberately classes all the discharged s:
as killed or wounded ! If Jeff - Davh
appreciate the efforts of the Age it
because he knows that it has becom
tent in its treasonable madness,
THE Spirit of last week publish
Constitution of the. United States
and devotes a column and a half of ec
to portray the flagrant usurpations el
ident Lincoln in his managementi
war. It mourns over every exeri
power to destroy the rebellion,, and
pronounces it an infraction of the Cc i
tiOn ;. but it is silent as the grave as'
violation of the same sacred instru
the perjured fiends who haVe pit*
into wanton war,' and drenched the land in
fraternal blood. It does not gee a single
instance worthy of mention, wherein Jeff.
Davis and - his satelites of crime have vio
lated the laws, !nor does a word of censure
escape from the Spirit against the erim
soned record of Treason ! Does the Spirit
suppose that the' thin guise in which it en
velopes its. implacable hatred' of its gov
erment, in the shape of hollow professions
of loyilty, can deceive an intelligent, 'earn
est people? If so, it is as much to be pitied
for its imbecility, as blamed for its treach
ery to the governmenb that protects it.
Cormass has done but little during the
last week. Thei bill reviving ,the rank of
Lied, General, : which passed the. House,
was reported to' the Senate without amend
ment, and.will doubtless pass. The honor
will of course be conferred on Gen. Grant
if the bill becomes a-law, and he will then
rank General Halleck. The Senate has re
fused to concur in the amendment of the
House imposing additional tax on liquors
now in store. 'lt is thought that the House
will adhere, and demand at least some ad
ditional tax on 'that class. The conscrip
tion bill has not yet been acted upon finally
in the Houle, but it-will pretty certainly be
disposed of this week. The House decided
by-"a vote. of 82 to 74 to 'amend the confis
cation act so as to work a forfeiture of the
lands of traitors in fee. Gen. Coffroth of
course voted against it. He is opposed to
oppressing in any way the remorseless mur
derers *ho have deluged our land in blood.
l ; \lin
Trn call of the President for 500,000 men
is misunderstood by many. • It simply re
quires 200,000 in addition to the 300,000
called .for •in October last ; and all men en
listed since the first call are a credit to their
respectie districts on the draft to be made
in• March next.
THE Adams Sentinel urges that -a place be
set apart for the burial of the rebel dead on
the Gettysburg battle-field. It says:
There appears to be a considerable feeling in and
around Gettysburg, that a place be set apart for the
burial of the Confederate dear} now buried
promiscuously over the battle or In the vicini
ty.p The recent rains have. w the Places where
they aro buried, and the bones are exposed; besides
which, in a short time" the land will be put under_
cultivation, and no trace of their last resting place
will be left. _Common humanity would dictate a
removal to sonic spot, not in or about our own Na
liana]. eel - Aden', but the purchase of ground some
where: where their Southern friends may, when this
rebellion is crushed, and all is peace, make their
pilgrimage here. Our State "should not make the
purchase, nor could it be expected ; but if the South
erners should express such a desire, and would carry
it to conailetion, we should say—let it to done, for
the sake of our common humanity. The hostility of
the dead has ceased ; and let them be in a spot where
a father,. a mother, a sister or brother; can visit their
hist resting place, " when this cruel war is over."
THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC IN
The Washington Chronicle of Monday
says: We a rei n formed th at a recon noisiance in
force was made by the Anny of the Potomac
on Saturday last, the 3d army corps moving
to the Rapalan at 8 A. - M., on that day.—
The enemy resisted the crossing. but, despite
their utmost efforts, to prevent it, the corps.
named was finally successful in laying a
pontoon bridge, over whien it advanced.
driving the enemy before them, and captor
in.. a large number of prisoners.
This engagement resulting,. ' as reported, so
brilliantly to our army, lasted two hours,
the relads annoying our forces with their ar
tillery and Sharp -shooters, but, Its the equal
At 4 z & M., the 2d army corps. having in ,
the inteffm also crossed, the advance was
continued, the enemy, as .before, offering
protracted resistance, but in vain. ;They
fon t stubbornly for two hours, but, as in,
th firs tight, fell back, having been battled
in ll their attempts to repulse or check our
intr id colonies. Their lass in prisqters in
the'two engagementsis rumored to be very,
large, as well as in killed and wounded.
We are not Advised how much farther the
reported reconnoissance in force will be ex
tended, but it is claimed that its results are
very satisfactory. The strength of the ene
my has been ascertained, and other 'import
ant movements will speedily , follow.
Major General Sedgwick is now in com
mand of. the Army of the Potomac, General
Meade being detained at home by sickness.
A rPRRESPONDENT writing from Morris Is
landAto the C/cristian Adrocatq fold Journal,
says: At.night we can see thepath of ashen
throttO all its journey, lighted us it is by the
burning fuse: When the range is two miles,
the.track of a shell from a mortar describes
very nelitrly, half the acre of a circle. On
leaving; the morter it gracmully moves on,
climbing up and up into the-heavens,till it is
flea yOr quite a mile above the — earth, and
gri .8 along for a moment, apparently in a
hori ontal line; but quickly you see the little
fiery bis on the home stretch; describing
the othe segment of the circle: , A shell from
a Parrot rt gun, in going two and a half
miles, deviates from a straight line not quite
as much as a shell from a morter. . But in
passing over this space considerable time ; is
required. The reports travel much , faster
than the shot. A shell from a 'morter will
make a distance of two tiles in about thirty
seconds, and from a parrott gun in about half
that time. The flash of a gun at night, and
the smeke by,day, indicate the moment of the
discharge, and fifteen or twenty seconds give
nn abrindance of time to find cover in a splin r
ter.-proef, behind a trench, or something else..
It is wise and soldierly to do so, but many pay
no attention' to theselissing,,screamingi fly
ing, in'the day time, if shot• from . a gun, invisible devils, except to crack jokes at their
expense ;, occasionally one pays his life for his
foolhardiness." - - -
• t of
I •13y to
u hrn ste
A VERY. SiNGULAB. BESTORATION OP
SPEECII.-4:bout four months ago a iol er by
the name of George Lucas, whabelonged to
the 12th Virginia Infantry and who resides
in Harrison county, was attacked with a
violent fever, which it was thought would
result 'in his death. The soldier, however,
partially recovered, -but with the loss of all
power;of, speech He had not spoken a word
for more than three months until one day last
week he was coming west on the Baltimore
and Ohio Bailroad in company with a relatiVe
who had gone to fetch him honie. Near
Grafton the cars run off, the track with a
great shock. Lucus jumped out of a car
window `upon tini ground, and as he did so
yelled, lustily to his .relative to look out for
the .baggap. Since that time _Lucas has•
been le' ,to the surprise of all his friends,
to speak - as well as ever.— Wheeling! /radii
BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH,
EXCLUSIVELY FOR , THE FRANKLIN REPOSITORY.
By the Ohio and Atlantic Telegraph Line.--01 Bees
at ,Shryvck's Book Store and RL.It. Depot,
Border Claims for 31illtary Damage--
Bill Read by Mr: Sharpe and Referred
to a Select Committee. • •
Special Dispatch to the Franklin Repository.
HA.RDISBURO, Feb. 9,-1864.-
Mr. Sharpe read in place last night a bill
providing for the adjudication of all military
damages oa the; border, 'and 'had it referred
to a select committee. It provides for the
payment 'of all Such claims when adjudicated
by certificates to be issued by the State, bear
ing four p,ar cent. (interest, and redeemable
in twenty years,. or sooner at the option of
the State. It also jevies tispecial tax of one
fourth-mill to create a fund for the redemp
tion of the certificates. It will pretty c er
Arrival of the Geo. Croviell from New
tw YcleKe Feb. 9.—The steamer Geo.
Crowell as arrived with New. Orleans ad--
vices of the 2d inst. She passed the .Iforn
ing Star for New Orleans in the Mississippi
and the Geo. Washington ioithe same port
off the Tortugas. on the sth. There is no
military news. General Banks' 14.ter to the-
Free State General Comtnittee, dated the
29th, was published. He will allow all per
sons to vote at the ensuing election who have
been registered as voters Under the Presi
tlent's Proclamation of the 25th of JulY,lBo2,
and his subsequent orders-upon this subject.
He will be glad to appoint commissioners
of electioLt, who will be authorized to ad
-Minister the proper oath of allegiance to per
sons who are otherwise qualified to vote by
the State law. As to registration, the oath
of allegiance will be a 'Sufficient register of
the votes east, and all , persons who tske it on
the day of the' election should be authorized
to vote, ' and soldiers -who are citizens of the
State will be allowed to vote. Those who
are not citizens of Louisiana, though they
may 'have been in the State one year cannot
Gen.-:Banks adheres to the day at first fixed
for the' election of membeiS of u Constitu
tional Convention,• viz: the first Monday in
in April, deeming that its change to, the date
of the State election, February 22.43 would
not afford, sufficient time for mature considr
oration by the people in the selections of del
Gov. Shepley's proclamation for State elec
tion, February 22d, in accordance with the
plans of-Gen. Banks, was ptiblished.
ltetorn of Gen. Butler's Expedition._
- NEW YORK, Feb. 9:
- A special from FortressMobroe, daled:
Yesterday, to the Tribune, infornis us of the
return of expedition sirnt , by Gen. Butler
under command of Gen. Wistar, in the object
of making a sudden dash' into- Richmond and
releasing our prisoners. This - force left
Yorktoivn on Saturday morning and the
cavalry reached Bottoms Bridge on the
Chickahominy ten miles from Richmond on
Sunday afterniion. They found that the,en
emy had heeti informed of the expedition
and - obstructed the fordby felling trees., Un
able to cross, they awaited the arrival of the
infantry and the whole force subsequently
returned.. The betrayal of the plan is atqi
buted to a deserter. But a small force was
in or near Richmond while Lee's army wits'
-held on the-Rapidan by the demonstration of
Gen._Sedgwick on Sunday. - -
Raid into North Carolina.--Capture
Men, Horses, Arms, de.
NEW Yous i --Feb: O.—The Newborn (N.
C.) Times, of the Gth inst., says: An expe
dition left Newport on Wednesday for White
'river, under command of Colonel Jourdan.
The party was ccitnposed of 'Vermont and
New York tr.;Ops, and a part of the Second
Nor` Carolina regiment, who rendered effi
cient'service as guides, iScm. - On Thursday
evening they camp upon, a body of cavalry;
about five miles (roar Young's Cross Roads;
and_captnied the entire.par . ty of 28 men and
80 hones; with arms accoutrements, •&•o. A
quantity of corn was also captured and brought
in. - The command rettirned to Newport.,on
Friday, in fine spirits, someivhat fatigued, af
tet.---ti----'leiretrch of seventy miles. They did
'not lose'a man.
Latest from Iliboxville,'lrenn.
WASH/NG:I'ON, Feb. 9; 1864
The following dispatch has been received
at Headquarters of the Army, dated at Nash. :
rilft, February Bth: =
*nj: Gan. Hallccit General-in-Chief.
General Foster telegraphs from K.noxville
under date of Yesterday, that our expedition,'
seift against :Thomas and his band of In
aid Whites at Quallitown, has re-_
turned, completely successful. They sur
prised the town, killed and wounded 215,
tpok a prisoners and dispersed the remain
der of the gang in the mountains. our loss
Was two killed and six. wounded.
. 4 Signed U. S. GRANT,. Major-Geneia
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9, 1864
There is no change in the Flour Market;
2000 - bbls, said : for export at $8 25139 00 for
fancy, and $7 50 - for Extra family. Receipts
and stocks are light. Nothing doing in Rye
Flour and Corn Meal. •
The Wheat market is dulfand prices are
drooping ; sales of 8000 4mshels of red at
$1'6401 68 and $1 8561.95 for white.—
Rye commands $1 ,;33. Corn is quiet
4000 bushels of yellow sold, at $1 10 @1 12.
Oats are intair request at 86 eta.
In Groceries and Prosisions no change.
Whisky is lower. Sales - 4 bblsat 92e+94
eta., and drudge at 90 et... per gallon. •
FORTRESS MOti4ON, Ftb. 9.
The _Richmond Sentinel of the (th
says our army Mara/len back IW l ntiles from
Newbern, finding the fortificationsso strOrti,
-that it could not be taken`without great loss.
The negro soldier who shot Col. Shaw watt
captured and hanged. -
The Ron. John A. Wilcox, a member of
Congress from Texas, dieti last Satuiday in
The ~ h eeident on Long ',ridge.
WASHINGTON, Feb. ‘, •
The soldiers sho were injtired_of Long,
Bridge lastr.Saturday are as comfortable aft
could be expected. No amputations licv
been Made,- though it is feared that it
necessary in twotr three cases. Two more
of them have 'besfn removed to Armory
Square Hospital, where they all receive WO -
Most solicitous attending.
BY TUESDAY'S MS.
Latest froM the Army of the Potonte--
The Beconuoisance Successful—The
• Troops back to their Old Quarters.,
CULPEPPER COURT HOUSE, Feb. 7;:.
Gen. Humphreys went down this evening
and ordered our troops back into their;
quarters, - as the wuole object had been ace4ml- -
plialted. Accordingly all the forces are bacl
in camp to-night, the Second corps being-the
only one which has met with 'any losil.
Our troops were ready and eager for a fight
with the enemy. They would have followed
their leaders anyy here. Nothing lint cheer
ing coil - id - be hciMdAttll the way, both in the,
advance and reliarn, arid the commander or
the Army of the °Potomac must feel_flattered
-by the conduct of his troops.
The third - division of the - second corp
waded across Morton's Ford, although there
Was a corps of engineers` ready to ley tr.
bridge. They waded up to their-waists in
water.to cross. Who can whip such men,as
From General Grant's Army.
ClNemsart ' Feb. Bth.—Despatches_ from
Ohattanooga, Tenn., dated yesierday; say
that the railroad is now open to Cleveland.
Tennessee, and will be open to Knoxville iu
There are reports of a wide 2 Spread, mutiny
in the the rebel army.- Deserters are still
One thousand and forty-eight' deserters
wefe registered at the Provost Marshal's of
fice during the month of January, and 110
came in on the 2d inst.
THE Lewistown Suspension bridge nerves
the Niagara river, was bloWn away . , - hy,
severe gale of wind on Monday. Thisbri4g,e
was 1,045 feet in length and was suspended
by ten massive cables,' wbfeh passed fovea
stone towers, and were fastened to anchors
imbedded in the solid rock. _
'ORES—HILL.—On the 5t tipt., by the Rev. J.
Dickson. Mr. George H. \ ores tb:Miss Charlotte J.
11111, lioU, of St. Thomas.
COFFEY—MYERS.—On thc2d inst., by the Res - .
B. Briddnbaugh, Mr. Andrew- S. -Coffey to Miss
Frances R. Myers, both of Peters township,
BRYAN—BRYAN-7 7 0n the saint: daY.bY the same.
Mr. Robert A. H. Bryan. of Chambersburg. to Miss
.Mary O, an, of Greencastle.
KNEDPER—BOK.—On the 4th inst., at the resi , -
deuce of the bride's father, - by the R er,David F.
Good, Mr. Spumoni. Knepper, of Quincy township.
to Miss Lizzie, daughter of the Rev. David Bock, of
Antrim toetnship. -
KNEPPER—SMETZER.—On the alit' ult.. by the
Rev. S. McHenry, Mr. - George Knopper. of Funks
town, to MISS Anna J. Smetzcr; of Quincy township.
HAYMAKER—SKINNER.—On the .27th ult., by
the Rev. S. J. Niccolh3, Mr. James G. Haymaker. to
Miss Adele E., eldeSt daughter of Wm. Skinner, - Esti.
80WM..41 , 1--SHOOP.--On the 27th ult.: by the
Rev. J. W. Buckley, at the house of Mr. Brewer
McCune, Mercersburg,, Mr. G. 13. Bowman to Miss
Rebecca Slump, both of Mercersburg.
COFFMAN—WOLF.--On the 2 7 1st ult., by the
same at Murphy's Hotel , Mr. Jacob L. Coffman. of
M t.Morris, Ogle county, 111., to .511.3.5 Kota Wolf. of
Welsh Run. _
'FBA GER—SILVERS.—On the 7th inst., by the
Rev. M. Wolf, Mr. Franklin Yeager to Miss Louisa
Silvers, both of this place:
ROTZ—LiELWIOKS.--On the 2nd inst.,
residence of Mr. Samuel Holler, near Orrstocrn, by
the Rev. 3. Baltzell, Mr. Phillip Rotzto Miss Sarah
Gelnicks, both of this county.
GRAHAII.—Near Upton. at the residence of Hen-'
ry Hawbeeker, Miss A. M. Graham, aged 14 years.
months arid 21 days.
GAItDNER.-4)n the sth inst.. near Greencastle.
Mr. John Gardner, aged. 71 years, 11 months and 15
PENCE.—On the 6th inst., near Greencastle, Ifiu -
the E., daughter of Mr. Christopher Pence, aged
years, 8 months and 17 diws. . ,
• STINGER.---On the 29th near Upton, aosliaa.
son of John and Martha Stinger, aged 7 years, 3
months and 18 days.
RUPLEI.--On the lit inst., in Mercerßlmm, Caro
line, daughter of George and Mrs. Rupley, aget.l-5 -
years and 1 month.
MENTZEIt..`--On the 25th ult., near Fayetteville, •
William Charles Mentzer, aged 16 years, 10 months
and 7 doss. ' ---
SCHRIVEB:.—On the 31st nit., at Grntrenbarg
Springs, Benjamin Sehriver. Esq., aged -58 years,
months and Z.), days.• .
McKEE.—On the 19th ultiuio, at his residence in
Groa n ars. - toamship; Mr. Matthew aged:abou O t -
GO ye 1! -
AMBI.G.—Cin the 27th ult.,: near Dry Run, J4f.: -
Morton thimble, aged 36 years, 10 mos. nnd2i days.
BENEDICT.—On the 27th ult.i in Bedford, l'a..
Mrs. B. C. Benedict, wife of the Rev. F. Beilediat;
aged 29 years, 1 month and.ls days.
HORNER.--On the sth ult. ' in Fountain Green.
111., Robert, son of Robert and Martha Berner. fur.: -
- manly of this cuunlY. aged 3 years and 3 mouths.
LOok up, dear parents and rejoice, •
'Twits God that exiled your loved one home, -
And bids you tallow on.
RODROCK.—At Fort Jeffetton, Tortugas, Fls.. of
Acute Dysentery, Vt arren -Alexander, infant author
Rev. W. D. C. Bedrock, Chaplain of 47th Rogt..Pit.
Vols.. and Julia M. Bedrock, aged months and „I 7
Blnitsed babe thy days aro ended .
All thy mourning days belw - w.
Uo Iby antel.bands att ded, j
To thy 'Heave nsion go.
Darling Warren thou hfiFt left us, \
Here thy less we deurVlY feel,
Bat 'Hs God - that bath bereft us, -
Tit can all onr so_gows heal.
REPORT OP THE MARKETS"
CORRECTED 'WEEKLY. -
CHAMBERSBURG, Feb 9,1.894,.
25 WARRED WOOL 00
1. 18 UN1tA..,096 .. 46'
9 CLOVER SEED 826
, • 9 Datorar GEEDB•9O
.4 FLA' 9zzo 250
12 PARED PEACH= ...... 300
S lINPARED PEA. 007.8«.... I 50
I§o Dam; APPLES , 1 9
.E43as - •
TALLOW. .. .........
Bove Bra ti
CRAMBERSB URG FLOUR AND IRAI
COttIECTED AT 6114.14uxusntrua 311L14
PO7 l ATti MARKET-
..... u••• .•• ........ •
. .... ...... 1.25