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interests Still 'Arresting. Logisfatten—
The Dill, for Military Damages.
Correspondence of the Franklin Repository.
• HARtilSilitti.G,' March 7,
The Senate session oflaSt Monday night was
- one of unusual interest, and a large attendance
of ladies and gentlethun atteifed , ,the anxiety
that prevailed to see fhe Senate nil/pelted. - 13 e.
- fore the hour of meeting, agentleman of medium
height,- strongly Wit,' with brown hair, cuuly.
whiskeri, an intelligent 'and Pieftiant face and
keen eye, nicalestly walked into the 'senate, and
• was pointed to the:vacant:seat in 'the centre of
the front row on the left of,the Speaker. The
eyes Of th 6 crowd were all turned in that dime
' 'Nan, and he was the centre of attraction. The
- union Senators were ikt turn presented to him,
and shook him by the hand with a warmth that
indicated a cordial welcome, and sonic of the
Deinocratic Senators( were also introduced, but
they did notmanifest any unusual delightut the
advent of the stranger. : He carte us the "man
of destiny" to block the Senate, in obedience
to tne overwhelming'vote of the people of Indi
„tine and Armstrong counties, -who had become
arbiters between the Unionisti.and the Itevolu
tioulats of the Senate. I need not say that the
urnu of whom I speak is DR.TIRIS. ST. CLAIR,
the new Union Senator from Indiana...
• - , eXt'the' appointed hour for the Meeting;
.Speaker Fenny took the cbdir and called the
Senate to order. The Secretary of the Com
tsionwealth was on hand and presented the re
turns Celle. special 'election, . and after they -
Clad beestirad, Dr. St. Clair was called Upou by
- the Speakei to preSent himself to be sworn.
•liettid'ati, - and was qualified without question
_although if, as they.
allege„ Penny is not speaker, then was his writ
illegal; the election A, - 3.=!. a farce; the return a
• fraud, and Dr. St”. Clair a usurper in taking his:
Beat; but the revolutinuiSts all 'sat silent during
the proceedings: Soon after, senator Johnston
- atikildleave to read a bill in place providing for
taking:the rote of - the soldiers, when Clymtir
-objected, and , declarexl. the Senate still an un
goniZed lituly; but a vote was had on the
stipu, and-for the first time since the opening
of e session there were 37 Votes on the right
- aide to If/ on the wrong side. A motion follow
ed to proceed to the election of 4 Clerk, which
the Ilinorptaccra mow-d to amend by electinga
Speaker; but the Union men, decided against
the election of Speaker, inasmuch as they hare
one who is,entirelysatisfactory; and Hen, Geo.
ittuuerisly was elected Clerk; G. S. Berry
Assiataritt:O. N. Worden,.l. Et..l3utterffoldatal,
i'LlV4minerimut Transcribing Clerks; ; and
John Z. Martin Sergeant-at-Arens, with all the
other subordinate (ANlS—till by strict party,
votes. Lowery offered a resolution that
the clergy ;of Harrisbuig open the sessions with
prayers. This broke the phalanx of,the revor T ,
lutionists: Hopkins' piety yielded to 'party
policy and he voted against it With 13 others;
InteSenator Starke, of Lazerne, prefered piety
to polities, :and voted with the Union inert for
thoxesolution. ' . '
On Wednesday morning the Senate met and
this Ellicm - _lnen hoped to proceed to business;
but tbe - liemograts interposed ;every possible
oidectimt tollegislatio.. They would niakeev
try possible -dilatory motion—such as,to
pone for the present—to postpone indefinitely-1
• to adjoarn&c., and call the yeas. and nays on
every motion. Clymer, usually amiable and
philoarrpbii•al; seemed ruffled in temper and was
fearfally.savage on his tobacco. He started the
ball by Calling the Yeas and nays, and kept it
( uppretty much all the time. When lie tired of
it...the lesser lights would fall in, and thus all
legislation Was practically arrested. Finally
, Lowrey's patience gave out. He is an earnest
also; with an immense coat of - sandy hair-8;16
tor the -Irishman says they call "rid"' in -big'
country, and it stands pretty mach perpendien
lar all over his head.' With 'so tinny points of
attracticni;it'is natural that he should be elec- I
trifled frequently, and he deals some terribly
blows in,his_blunt way when ife gets his wrath
up.' 'As I have said his =infinity gave out; and
he railed ,the previous question, on the revolu
. tionists, and thus cut off all debate, ill dilatory
motioni and brought- the. Senate to a direct vote
on - the . main, question. This fluttered the Dem
aorrats' considerabjy, as
_the previous question
not been called and sustained in the Senate
Alain the just six years. Another bill came
'ttp, and the Same game was pliiyed. Clymer
• 'enured - to _ameud, and Umberto(' moved to •
amend the amendment; when both voted against
their own amendments. Clymer then so far
forgot •Ininself as to move to postpone the bill.
tda giien day when it should be the special or
der, thus by his own motion distinctly reeogni
zhig the Senate as competent to legislate. How'
a disorganized Senator in a disorganized Senate
000ld make such a motion puzzled- 'even Lam
berton; but consistency, self respect and every
duty -of a sworn legislator seem to be forgotten
iu the.phrenzy that hue Seized. the Democrats.
• If they had been consistent froin 'the' first in
- • tbei t i folly, they could at least say that they
pro Ted their belief hi their doctrine; but every
dayitheyrecognize the organization of the Sen
ate itn sonic way or other.
• How long this condition of things, trill last, is
a qUestion of moment. If the Democrats, ad
here to their position, they cannot present ape
titi k in,.rea a a lullin place,-vote for any measure
whittiver, or allow any legislation that they can
arrest.. Yet they call it the Senate,: address
"Mr: Speaker" regularly and plead the rules
rigidly,- If the Senate is not regularly organ;
izedthen it is a mere town.meetia4, , , or a mod.'
erately respeetabledebating Socief4 . - - ,.and "any
--- other man" has just as - much - right to speak
. I will•havn
and Tote, there . asMr. blynier.
personal etinsidt*Ott with Lambertort on the
constitutional ictOtion, involved as aeon" as I
ciit fin tifitite - , audit he eonvinces me from his
vastifore conititutionnOaw !hitt . lir. Penny
-is a dis,orgatitser, dud n ; usurper,- shall_ insist
uPPti'the chief editor of'the li - EPosriortY ad
dressing theSenat3fewit meeting the next time'
h .- moo - mei dewy- ;xt - ,w4ga_doutitlesi be . inest
agreeable to the tevolutionists to hear him; and
the next time thtif Finney &mos - along with a
*mini! assortment 4t, gout on hand, it Wohld be
delightful to bear his Otniablerittetehtssicel
:tenon ponied forth Iron:his old chair. -If the
'razor-strop man favors es with - a visit, be too
shitil entertain:us - I :011 see no reason Svhy San
ford Might:Mot e. 0,..* in,With his whole troupe
some session and carp thb - performance.
A creel teat applied to the disorg niters,
Thursday. The, bill iti'structingCOngresS,td,
;increase the ,pay- of ioinnteers 'ANfla Called up,
and there 'wain ferritimftuttering:on the Dem
twilit:lc side: Mit vote forit,for that
NvoOdeonfesS, tlictViror—they • dare not Vote
itgainsfit, - ter thittwould-cipose their tiniterena
sympathies, so they with • orm -fieecird began to
make excuses. Clymer had paired off find Wes'
fortunately en abledtt;"4;l4dire. Hopki atteMpt
ed to explain, but betikre' he had got anything
intelligible uttered, he pronounced out of,
Order - mad :had to set - aibwM. - Landiertott
by saying in substance that be - was in
thvoruf increasing the ,pay 'of soldiers and'he.
would therefore vote against the•bill. Wallace
also explained. All seemed to feel that genie
excuse was neeesSary for, their conduct. So
they go, entangling thetnitelves deeper . daily,
Unfit theyr will, have' such In record-that they
wound Weleotue forgetililnesta,"when they leave
the Senate." , •
The bill for the adjudiction and pay-merit o
military -dama'ges' ,*vats". discussed againi, on•
irhuriday night; but the old politimil fight mnii
pletoly enveloped the bill. Watson spoke Se,n:
siblyr'iin the political ,j'lnestion aMI indicated
friendship for the measure., .110 was followed
by Myers, of- Bedford,-Whoisimply proved hiin
self a most violent copperhead: ' The billwas
then referred to' the-committee On Federal
Relltionsovhere it is hoped it will be severed
from the political issucl.tvhich complicate it, and
come forth again under Moth favorable alispi „ ees.
I think if Will eventuallY pass.
Officers for Colored - Regimen ts—Exion•
siert of..l3ountics and. Postponement of
the Dr a f t—Admlral Dahlgren—Mrs.
' Gen. litnart—ldaho'rerrltory—Veteran
' Volu n teers=-Oen aI I ;Po*—latedleal In
spector ties teral—commission • ender
, the Amnesty; Proelnuaatton—Veteran
enlistments—T e Artily of th e retool a e
correspondence of 'pp Repositery.
WAsuts6T - tis 9 . Tyk3farch-4, 2864,
Vctrigktko has 'llery little' tida week-but
carry, on discussions and appoint, committees of
conference on tbe Whiskey tax. The specula
tors,. who are here by.the hundred, are growing
rather desperate over the prospect that Cong
ress will pass a bill to tax to some extent the
atoeron hand and thus replenish the Treasury
smnefive millions Of tiollari. Senator Stirman,
states that the amount in store - was estimated
at forty millions of gallons. Nearly all the I:Ye
mocratssvote against a tax. - This, Considering
the quantity they will need during the coming
campaign, is not to be, wondered at, but how
feivubleSenators and members of the Repul
Henn stamp have been persuaded to vote against
filling up the Treasury with this five millions of
dollars; is a mystery.
The Board of Examiners have; d uting the past
week, examined seventy-6e applicants, of wl de h
forty-five have been recommended for commis
sion, as fellows One Colonel, two Lieutenant
Colonels, ten Captains, eleven First Lieuten
ants and twenty-one Seecind Lieutenants. The
whole untidier examined thds far has been fif
teen hundred and nitiety-twO. The Board are
very strict, allowing no one to pass unless thor
oughly acquainted with -military tactics, N ia
well versed in mathematic-8, grantmar, geogn--
phy, history &c. The negro troops will there
fore have good officers: •
The Senate has the bill extending the
time for payment`of bounties until the Ist of
April. It was done at the request of the Sec
retary of War, for the following very satisfac
tory reasons,'whieh the Secretary communica
ted to the Senate:
WA: DEPLUTAF.NT, March 2. 1861.
Ben: Your note of this date requesting my views
regardingyeint resolution No. 41. of the House of
Representatives, to continue the payment of beau
ties, ice., has justtbeen receive&and in reply I have
the honor to
First. That, in mropinion',llle requisite troops
can be initted more expeditiously by continuing-the
payment - of bounties to the Ist of-April than:by any
titherrn eons. - -
Setiontl..That, nt present, great exertions arc be
ing made in the several States to raise their quotas
by volunteers.. so us to avoid a draft, the people pre
ferring that method of furnishing troops.
Third.-That Gen. Burnside. Gen. Hancock and
State Legislatures and Executives are eat-11011y re
ctor:Aim/111e continuance of- the bounties until the
let of Apiil.
Fourth... That, in my opinion. the joint resolution
of thenciVie of Representatives is wise and judicious.
and that Sts .speedy passage by the Senate would
greatly promote the public welfare, and strengthen
the military force more quickly and effectually than
can be accomplished by any other mode. •
Your obedient servant. Eoirm M. STAxi.oN ,
To lion. Henry Wilson.
Provost Marshal General Fry has suspended
the rules requiring the draft to take place on
the 10th inst. The day on Which it“ is to take
place,will be announced in time to make all
necessary preparation:, Of course it will not
beb'efore the Ist of April,
• On: lust Wednesday cVening the Harvest
Moon arrived at the Navy Yard; direct from
Charleston, lorVing onboard Adtairal Dahlgren
and staff, relieved from duty iu.the South At
lantic Squadron. Commander Rowan wns left
in command of the fleet. It is believed that
Admiral Farragut has
, been ordered to the
command of the iron-cads off Charleston.
When the Harvest Moon left everything. was
The Eveningßepztblican of Thursday nays ; It
may beof intereOtoggme of oaT readers to reitro
that Mrs, Stuart, the wife of the famhua Oen,
J. E. B. Stuart, is living - quietly in George
town, Where she enjibys quietly the society of
her friends for the last year." , •
, From this information daily - receive& by, the
Commissioner of the General Laud Office . an
immense emigration is -Wending its way to Idaho,
As mans tbonsand perions frequently leave
from points on.the Missouri river and St. Paul's.
in a body. Settlements are daily springing up,
large cities are being laid - Ont and buildings
erected. The , gold discoveries •nre rither 'and
more extensive than in - any other portion of-the
Union. The climate is excellent, and thein
ducements for emigration - ark: nowhere surpassed:
A.few days since the limase - rtssed . a• resolu
tion requesting information from, the President
,us to the number of veterans re-enlisting; &c.
The President, on TneAday, enclosed to Bent a
report front the Secretary of War, Whe says
that; in his, opinion it would be prejudicial to
the publie.nervice to transmit to the House, at
the present time, the informittion requested. A
resolution was passed tendering -the thank of
Congress to the noble soldiers, who -after two
years of gallant service Y 4 present : the subliine'
spectuelepf again' voluntarily :enrolling - them- .
selreitn'tldnrtriy of the Union." '
An idea may be formed of the reason why the
small , pox raged so fearfully a short time. since
in this eity. Officers of the Metrojiolitan police.
were &tailed to ascertain how many persons
reside in the District of Columbia who have not
been vaccinated. They report as fiillohs
let euh . -district. Georgetown:.
3d sub-dietriet.Yirst Ward
sub-district, Second ,Ward,
6th sub!-distriet, Third Ward - ..
ith sali-district s Fourth Vnrd
Bth sUb-ilistriet, Fifth
Bth sub-district; half of Sixth Ward...... ...
9th eub,clietrit, Seventh Ward
IWO ....... 13,137
o report arum the 4ttr sell- district, the count*.
Surgefon. Juieph E. Barnealias been confant- -
ed by the Senate as Medical Inspector General_
with the rank of Colonel the l anny IV the U.
States. lie has been performing the dutiei of
Surgeon General ever since Surgeon General
Hammond was relieved. ' The latter is
- on• trial for Various :Misdemeanors while in
A Commission has been appointed-by the
..,ecretitry of War to visit 'all camps where
rebel prisoneis are confined and administer the.
oathtvall wilo.are willing to take it under-the
late proelaMation < ,
Hon: John devede,' Hon. GeOrge Lawrence
aita Geri. 'IC; P. 3latitkof'Western re,Diisylvania
are here in consultation With :the ,President,
Secretary of War ails' Provost Marshal General
Fry, to see it some . arrangement cannot be
made by which veterans could be credited to
districts,in which they belong, and,not to those
districts offering the most money. As yet they
have not with 'much success; in their mis
The army has not moved, nor, is there any
immediate prospects. The late rains have made
Lad roadi. and raised every stream bank fixll.
We anxiously waiting to learn the result - of
Gen. - Kilpatrick's cavalry expedition. S. c.
The:Democrats of Connecticut have nomin 7
Origen S. Seymour for' Governor, and selected
delegates . to the Democratic 'National Conven
tion without instruction.
The New York Tribune says : "The resolu
tions submitted to the Missouri Hoire ofßep
resentatives nominating Mr. Lincoln ftir re-elec
tion have been tabled by 45 to 37.
The 'Democratic Convention of Cumderland
County have eleced Thifus E. Shadley, Esq., rep
resentative delegate to , the State Convention,
'and instructed in favor' of - Gen. McClellan for
The Democrats of New York have selected'
delegatea to the National Conventioh, with in
structions to vote'as a unit as the majority may
determine. Not a word for " Little Mae."
Gov. Seymour ,and Dean Richmond lead the
The Democracy of Washington county held
a convention recently, and abopted a resolution
instructing their delegate to the State convention
to vote "first, last and all the time," for dele:
gates to the National convention, in faior ofthe
nomination of Gen. M'Clellan for the Presi
The Slave State Freedom convention,' which
met at Louisville, Ky., on the 22d, ndjonined on
the 23d, after adopting a series of anti-slavery
'resolutions condemning the Piesideut's iuunesty
proclamation as injurious to the Union cause,
and affirming the one term principle for tha
The-copperhead Legislature of Delaware has
voted down, by 14 to 7, the bill for the relief of
families of volunteers.. Resolutions in favor of
z vigorons prosecution of the war, of thanks to
the army, and sympathy with the wounded- - and
the families of soldiers slain or disabled, shared
the seine fate.
The Indiana Union State Convention nnan
fmonsly passed resolutions endorsing the Admin
istration, renominating President Lincoln, and
d einandiug - the abolition of Slavery as the cause
of the war and the reason of its continuance.—
Governor Morton was unanimously renominated
for elaction as Governor of-the State.
.The York Gazette Publishes a communication
frOm Perry connty urging Hon. A. J,Glossbrener
as the Democratic candidate for Congress in
that district. Couldn't - a remMunendation,betM
had nearer, home? Considering that Pew.
to tettagainst him the last time over two to one,
the suggestion conies with, a' bad grace from
The Washington correspondent
,of the Can,
cinnati Commercial states, upon the very high
est authority, that Gen. Grant has ) within a few
days, formally, peremptorily, aud,in, Most decis
sire terms, rejected direct offers irtade to him
lately by leading, Democratic peliticani tosecure
his nominatioo for the ]?residency hi their
timid Convention, "
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Cffillipl,EßSßUO,- • t`41..; . . IVIONFSPAY, :,,MARCH . ..4, 064. '
'741 , •
The ralfels have..inne, tbrotigh the !notion of
choosing metnbers'of Congress i for Kentucky—,
the •vothigheing 'confined entirely to the rebel
army,- 'palm rebel election could he beld'in the,
State:. :there pre hut pOS: votes, 'polled, that,
number Of,Noteti electing twelve Congressmen.
Among the_ ,successful: candidates are
and Marshall, formerly members of the United
States Qiiigrdss. -
'The Vidor! Convention of ; Maryland met in
Ealtmiorit on the 29t1i, ult., and elected dele
gates to the National Union Convention. Res
olutions Zeclaritig Mr. Lincoln their' first and
only choide fofthe Presidency, and in ftivor of
immediati; and universal Emancipation were
adopted vitlt . great unanimity. 'Frederick A-
Sahley;* Predeijck, and-Isaac Nesbitt, of
Hagersto, are the delegates fiom the Wash
higtort disrriet. ' •
, The 'noel, approach of the National -Union
Coitientikiti ; natnrullp excited interest in the
varionit'-inatiifestations of :sentiment •on the
Iresideficy. New Hampshire, Connecticut,
arylb t aVioika and Indiana
- hate already se
leeteeetegatesr instructed thr the reLnomina-
Hort - Of president Lincoln. - The Union mem
here of. the legislature of Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Idinneaota,Kansas and. California, have
also' exprissed a preference! for . Mr. Lincoln
ivitligreat unanimity. 'Missouri has voted down
resolutions 'in , favor of Mr. - Lincoln, and the
Freepien Convention of the Border States have
declared in favor of the one term -principle.
The NeW york, Tribune aid Evening post have
both expressed ea preferenee for a new man. •
Philud,erphitr,the North Aniericeete k; Buletio,
Press and News. favor Mr. Lincoln, and the
Inquire and Chronicle favor Mr., Chase. •
TIM NtitZonal llepublican CoMmittee Met, in
Washingtdibon the 22d ult.-T-Hon. Edwin, D.
Morgan In the chair. • Hon. Edward .11P.Pher
son Was attest 4 Secretary in pilice of Hon. Geo,
S. Pogg, now absent. The following call • for
a NationarUnion Convention was adopted:
"The undersigned, who by original appnint
ment or subsequent designation to fill - Vacancies,
constitute the Eiecutive ComMittee created by
the National Convention held at Chicageon.the
16th,day OfAluy, 1860, do hereby call upon all
qualified veters who desire' the unconditional
maintenanee of the Union; the snpremacy uf the
Comititutinn and ,the complete suppression of
the rebellion, aiththe cause thereof, by, vigorous
war 'and all and. efficient means, to send
delegates to a Convention to ' , assemble at Haiti
mere on,Tuesday, the' th day ofJune, 1864, at
12 o i clock: noon, for the purpose ofjSresenting
candidates:for the offices of President and Vice
President",of the United States. Each State
having &representation in Congress willheenti
tled to - nOnanx: delegates as, shall be egtuil to
twice the: number of elect Ors to which such
State V. entitled in .the ElecturMl Cellege of
,the United . States."
The total pnmber of Notional Books now
authorized is 269, and their-total ertidtal $32,-
Itis a popular 'error thot pronlis'Sork note's
under $2O do not reOire an excise stump. ; All
.notes, however small the amount, niust bear
Seieral new National Banhs kave been•au
thorizel in this State. The Third , National
Bank ofßhiladelAia; First National Bank of
Lebanon; First National Bank . of Wrightsville,
and First National Bank of Altoona. 1 •
A counterfeit bill on the bank of Gettymbnrg
has just been issued. 'lt is of the denomination
ofs2o. It is so well executed. that the best
judges are apt to be taken in by it, the vig
nette being pasted on the centre of the note.
This signatures 'on the counterfeit are W. G.
M' hersou,' cashier, and H. Smith, President,
dated 1845; while the genuine are signed by G.
St rope, President, and T. D. Carson, cashier.
the district- court of Philadelphia recently
decided , that a bond, covenanted fOr the pay:
ment of - "the kilt sum of twelve thohsand.dol
lars lawful silvpr money of 'the United Staimr,"
is canceled by paying the' sum in legal *der
notes of the government. ' Judges Stroud - and
Hare declared opinions for the majm : ity of - the
court, and Judge Sharswood dissent i ed, , This
is the firstdeeision in this State on the constitu
tionality of the,legal tender currency, ,
- Free Banks hive, been pat in operationin.this,
State under our State Free Banking law. The
Farrnera Bank of Mount Joy has $35,000 capi
tal paid in. The Government Bank 'of Potts
rifle has $59,000; the Petroleum BMA, Titus
ville, has $100,000; the Clearfield Connt,y Bank
has - sso,ooo;_tbe.Downingtown Bank has $50,-
000; the ;Mechanicsburg Bank has $25,530;
the Milton Flank has $54,860 and the Venango
Bank has $lOO,OOO. TheMifflin County Bank,
Lewistown, has a cash capital of $25,000, and
has a special charter. making - real 'estate the
basis of security. There are no other Banks in
this State under the Free Bankingolnw. They
-are all regarded as solvent, as State and govern-
Mont stocks are pledged for the redemption of
the notes, ' / '
The seventeenth Annual Report ofthe Penn
Railroad COfeatly, presents the financial Condi
tion of the corporation in, a niostl flattering
aspect. The'total earnings ofi• the road during
the last year were $11,891,492 ! 9 . 5; . three times
the kntire revenues of the State.i and `the ordin
ary expenditures amounted, to $8,789,000 21.—z.
leaving a balaneo 'net earnings =o# $5,114,-„
412 74, The company is making hea;ty expert ,
'altUres to complete • its donNie track, erect
buildings, and Constrict roadii..
;lend of five per cent:was deelared last fall, and
an extra steel dividend of :fifteen dollars per
share was declared a , few wicks: ago. +lithe gross
earnings of the canals owned llYthfi'c r emptiny
were $287,156 52, and the apiMditUres $362,-
374 32—Ieaving a deficit ofnvers7s,9oo. Un
der the bill by which the Blain •Lice Was sold to
the company, they` are' regtfred to - iberi them
epen perpetually,mtd thby will be,a steady lose
to the corporation, . „ '• '
, Si:MARY .o* l WAR', If
pespitches from', Newbern, N. C., state that
the Rebela are making pieparationa .ranottier
attempt -to repossess themeekes - a Easter*
Capt., Sawyer and Flynn, who were senten
ced to death by the Rehel authorities at, Rich
mond, in retaliation for the hanging of two spies
by Gen:Burnside, have been exchanged.
The Opoits as to Gon. Sherman's movements
are still; contradictory.. One despatch reports
that den. hiePherson's Corps had. arrived at
Jackson; kisiissippi, and. that the whole of the
expeditionary force would soon return there
President : Lincoln directs that deserters con.
denied to death - by courts-martial; and whose
sentences have not been otherwise acted upon,
by himself, shall be sent to the Dry Tortuga&
Floridajo -remain iiiprisoncd. until the close of
the war,, •
The Rebel Govermentignares the WitofFeb;
`it - only
Washington's b - thid,sy,'and celebratet
it - only an "the anniversary} of inauguration
of the Confederiite Gewerment under the per
manent Constitution " , So . ,says the, Richmond'
Enquirer. . , •
The Washington - Republiedn states that a let.
ter regarding the Florida revers?, froni Major
John Hey, has been reeeiVed, • from which it ap,
pears that our total loss in killed and wounded'
was eight hundred,•instead oftwelve hundred.
Gen. Seymour acted contrary to orders, or at
least without orders, in pushing his advance so'
and , npon him the respongbility for the dis as
ter mainly rests.
• An arrival at INew York from New Orleans
announces that :AdmiralFarragut was operating
actively 'against Mobile, The mortar and gun
boat fleet were bombarding Fort Powell, atthe
eptranceto Grant's Puri,' and it was believed
that it would not holdout long. The Rebel ram
Tennessee was inside Mobile. Bay, near Fort
Morgan, Troops, were being. forwarded from
New °dew to take part in the attackon Mo
Col. Streight says that the country lying be
tween Richmond and the - Potomaelsfilledwith
a class of persons who are eithertrying to escape
Rebel conscription, or endeavoring to come
within Or The Colonel passed all the
fortifications of Richmond, and states that they
are almost - entirely, n.nmanned. ; - :But tiro thous
and soldiers are located in andaround Richmond,
and the Majority of these are employed inguar&
duty over Union prisoners. The borne guard
of Rithinond• numbers between two 'and-three
thousand' soldiers. Some fifteen thousand pris
oners **now Confined in and around Richnwnd,
' - •
Mr. 'Joseph -C. Holier has been appointed
cashier of the First National Bank of Carlisle,
io'place,bf Mr. Hepburn-, dee'd. •
the Onvernor ,has aPpointed Richard Perry
chief flour inspector, and. Jacoil Zeigler deputy
inspector, for Allegheny county.
Wallace De Witi; Esq.,' of Harraisburg,. ha
been appointed Prothonotary of the Supreme
Court, in place of Hon. Win. H. Miler.
John D. Burns, of Geity - spurg,- whojoined the
Union army and fought in the: great•dattle at
that place, is to have a pension of eight dollar's
a month,bY special act of Congress.
‘ Rev.- Dr. Sehmncter, for over thirty years a
ProfesSoi of the . Theological Seminary 4-Gret
tysbUrg, Pa., has annonnced his intention 'to re
sign his position in August next.
Col. Pulesion recently gave Gov. Curtin a
brilliant party at his residence in Washington,
which was attended, by several cabinet officers,
Speaker Colfax and many other high dignataries
, (}EN. 4ILPATRILCIVS
The recent raid of General Kilpatrick upon
Richmond, was the boldest of the war, and
would doubtless have succeeded in releasing our
prisc,Ters - but for two fatal but Unavoidable ac
cide►► s. We givb the- following detailed ac
count of it from the Tribune's correspondent. "
Col. Dahlgren has since come into our lines
with NO men, so that the number missing
but about fifty:
, The much talked of raid by Gen. trick
has ended with success in cutting the railroads
between Lee's army and Riclunonilthe destruc
lion of much property, - stores, &c., and the no.:
bad shelling of Richmond.
Starting on Sunday, at 3 A. M., from camp
withi five thohsand cavalry, picked fromhis own
and Ge.m, Merritt's and Gregg's diyisiims, he
Froceeded to the, Rapidan Crossing, at Ely's
ord. From thence the column marched to
Spottsvlvania Court 'Rouse, which place be
reached' without encountering any of the en
From Spottsylvania Court Rouse to the end
of his daring journey he was more or less har
'rassed by the rebels, and frequently found that
his lines had fallen in very unpleasant places.
At the place last named the command was divi
ded,into different parties, who were to scour
the country, as they proceeded -toward a com
mon centre Richmond.
Every road was to be carofally scouted.tlutt no
concealed foes, even ih small numbers. should
be left behind, so as to concentrate and worry.
On Monday then reached the Virginia Cen
tral Railroad, and tore up the track iu fourpla
"ces, destroying whatever property would ren
der 'the , road useless. At rederick's Ball, on
tbe •Central Railroad, they came Upon, a court
martial peacefully holding itisessious, and dap
tared a colonel, five captamS, and two lieuten
ants.- 'Gen. Leo had. passed over the railroad,
on his 'Way to his army but about an hour before
our liken reached it.
As,the force ' s neared Richmond, the two Main
parties began concentrating:. Col. , baliberen
was to more down to the right of Riehtuotat
-much of the James River Canal
s pos4ible ; then taking the rivf , ,croad; was to
cross opposite and enter the eity.fronithesorith
Side, and-attempt. the. dogieranre of the pris
oners on Belle Ado. Gen. Kilpatrick, with the,
main, body,' WS. taattsek the citylay the Brooke
turnpike , simultaneously; if possible, withAtto
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f -It was hoped to_ reach: the city on Monday
night or early on the following-morning, when
a partial if nut total surprise could be effected—:
Two of those fatalities: which - more than once-
, during this war have snatched success fromPle
very ,grasp of those who, by_their valor and 1
&min* have richly deserved the victor's crown,.
interposed to prevent the consummation of eno`.l.
of the bestconceived and most brilliant planaof-.,
the whole war. . ,
Col. Dahlgren had taken-n negro toplot him
to - Richmond. The detachment 'bad, rapidly. ,
moved - -across ' the country, destroAng barns,; :
forage, arid everything which coald4ossibly.he ..
of service to the enemy... Pushing on so ria,to ~
reach Richmond as soon,ns passible; Col. Dahl.
gren 'discovered 'that hii ' negroguide - badlo::
trsyed him, and led him titular& tletieblaiid '
instead of to Richmond, indnn Tnesclay,morit:•',
ing he found himself - miles'in just the oppm:its '
directionlin,m that which he wlshed to Ake.. ' -
The nevi) Was promptly 'linnet* his base. ,
ness. - Miasperated by this twachery;the'relerir -:
burned:the barnaand • outebrdidingsef .TohnA4 1
Sedsbiif, rebel Secretary- of _War, • and it: is
perhaps fortunate that • the' geintlema'n himself"
was not present: ,•
_- _ _ . . ~. 1 , .-. `-.i
,RetracingatepS, Col. Dahlgren marcheitv
down the' river (road, destroying' the - Dover
Flour Mills; several private flouring eitabtisli-.."
meats and saw mills. His _force also did eon
siderable injury to llte Janice riverganal, burn
ing canal-boats, and seriously damagingoneor:
two locks. Thy did not reupli thesnimediate
vicinity of Richmond till afternoon, Whenevery- I
body was on thealert;Kiliat*k 1/Fipg already $
made his attack.' , ,
Col. Dahigren's detachment 1110 diVid . ea 1140
several parties, for the aceomplislimeidef
erent objects, keeping together, however: , One,;
party attempted to; cross the river, - toiewOre,,
repulsed: - A very sharp fight'edaned, and„''
finding the enemy, in - superior. numbers,
confronting' them on evervcroa d the force Wee"'
compelled to fall back. 'ln attempting to eut "
their way out, Maj. Cook, of the 2d. Newiork;
with about one hundred and fifty men, got sep-
ended from the rest.- , • •
Meanwhile, Gen. Kilpatrick had" advanced
down the Brook's turnpike from Ashland, hair- - '
ing_torn up the rails at that point; ; destroying:
the telegraph as he marched. At gte statien,
however, an operator succededln sending a die- - •
patch to-Richmond announcing that the 'Yen—
kees were coming. • .
He was a prisoner in less than .fifteen
uteri, but that short time put Richmond on the:s
qui ?rive, and'it has been ascertained that about
a dozen pieces were , put in battery and new en-:
trenchmenta thrown up while awaiting hisar-„..
The troops reached the outer fortifications
early on Tuesday Morning,. and as the spires and.
houses ,of the city,. carrai in view, cheer upon
cheer went up from our men. ,
Riding rapidly forward, the onter line of works
<was entered.- The 'rebels, then surrounded,
1. threw down their arms, many of them surrend." '
ering, and others taking to their. heels. A. fight '
then ensued for the next line, but the batteries
were too touch for them, and so, with his bat- '
tery, Gen. Kilpatrick opened upon the 'city.'
There is no dinibt that the- men' Would have - '
dashed upon- and over anything that "stood' in -
their way,-so enthusiastic had they become,- Mit
Gen. Kilpatrielt.aeted—the..wieer , part;_andi'as' •
lbeahritt whiathrof She lotoninfiVe told of the
'titiuging :up of:reinforcements - ,friom4inhetvoii
Brigade, at Bottom's Bridge and vicinity, he re.
Inetantly gave the order to move towards Me- .L
That this was difficult to, do, liecarne appa
rent. On every road the enemy's picket,- con- 7
fronted them, and a series of mamenvres,.topk i :„
Place, in-which the enemy were found to Ile on,
she alert at every point. Night Coming na,
patrick;with =his acciistoufed audacity,
and made preparations to camp. hada chO-,
ern 'a place, however, too near a rebel camp„
and of tide act he was, reminded by being shell,.
ed; mit of his position ge the' command groped.
its way'ou in She darknend gloom; fighting; ,
when pressed too hard,' and with the 'tell4also';',
whistle efllie 10 - demi:dive \now warping -then).
fiat troopi Were lieinehurrieft
.Bridge ins the-hope of cutting off their retreat.
The cavalry- 'left Williamsburg on - McnidaY' '
night, and tirrivilid_j_in Tuesday morning about'
eight fl'olodk:, foMuesday aftermon, , ,Cet'orit.l - -)
Spear took a portion. of. his cavalry forierstat
proceededotiNunstall'a Station, where he desL'w
troyed new steam saw-mill and its machinery;;"
'burned atreightcar and twenty thousand feet
*lumber., Tuesday night' a portion ofKilp.at
riek's,force was' discovered, but• not knowing..*
whether they were robs or not, preparations. .•
were made to give
"them a warm reception. •-•
On WedneadaY morning the question was solved, ,
and as the two colon's . of cavalry came in on,
both sides of the colored brigade,, drawn up to
receive them, the Mutual cheers were deafen-
This incident is marked from the fact that ;
zheretofdre the Army - of the Potomac, andpartie-, =
nine) , the cavalry, have entertained a marked
dislike to colored troops. Afterrestinga while;
they tesumed their march down the Peninsida:'
Gen. Davis„wholed; had • several 'men shot "
guerrillas, and Gen. Kilpatriek'and his attend-' , '
silts chased a body of them; capturing iv lieuten,
ant and two men. The force picked upon their
Way one of the escaped prisoners, a Col. Wet-
son,or Wathins, of an Ohio Regiment.
The troops went into camp a few miles:from , :
Port- Magruder Thursday night, and yester
day were to move to Williamsburg, for the pur--
Pam of procuing forage and rations, and resting
the command. This raid has been one of the
most daring of the war, and but for the two, fa
talities mentioned, would - have 'proved a coni
plete success. '
-ing renierkabli'well; the saddlennot heing re
inoVed during the trip, and but little sleepgiven '
tolhe men: •'.
Over fide hundred prisoners were' taken,- but' ;
from the nature of the expedition it was imps-
Bible to bring theme' in.' The casualties-have not
'l"et-been ascertained. Colonel Dahlgren, Ma-. •
jar Cook and Lieutenant Col. 'Litehfield, with -
about one hundred and fifty men, are missing...
IF our friendi in the' legislature would see. -
themselves as others see them, we commend to
their careful pernsal the, following extract from
the Pittsburg Coinnuniql:'
"Just at present, , our own Legislators-at
Harrisburg have been indulging me series of ,
Legislative stump p . pectking. The subject ira,
mediately pending, compensation„ to the
zens along the Southern border of the State fa r. 7„,
in s rles done to their property by the rebel raids,
of 1862 Lind IThegreat body ofthespeeehes, , -
however, hare had no, iturnediate hearing
thatsubject. We ought to' . e.xeeptll4,l(elly,_
of Wanbington;Yita introduced the r.esolutious„,
And 31r.' Sharpe,, of, Franklin. -Their weave, .
it ra eenAne4l- tol the sUbject matter befere the;
House, Necirly'all 'the . ; others,, hOwever„ hare
-inade their speeeheS. - olgthe general Politics of: -
the. State an - L -Nation? tathout cren *passing,
tillasittnle the ',pending businesi: We - beliere- -
tie one of thiiAllegheny county delegatien have;
so far, taken. - any pare in the- debate, 111 - 01mb
most likely -they tik 'example 'end”:
bare their say before. the ,cleb,atcy