Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, January 23, 1863, Image 2

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, - Friday, January 23, 1863.
S. M. PETTifairGILL &
0 - . - 37 - Piiießarikratv -- YotkTtard'6'
Stab St. Boston, tiro our Agents for the !Wisp
a those catch; and are authorized to take.Advertise
moats and Subscriptions for no at our lowest rotas.
Tl. Our thanks aro duo to Iho Hon. A. G.
Cunm, and Hon. Josr•,rir BAILY, M. C. for
most excolleilt Counterfeit Detector, published
by I'. B .Peterson, 306 . Chestnut St Philadol
phis. Terms $1 Per year for the monthly
issue, two dollars for the eemi•monthly, in ad•
vanoo, single numbers ten cents.
HENRYIF WARD Bn EC 11Elt did say it, there's
some trail in the- '
remark—"lf- any_man_is
ashamed of New England, let him-be assured
.that New England had occasion first to be
ashamed of him."
earA Western exchange has the following:
"THE EDITOR" is absent, the foreman has
the toothache, the "devjl" is drunk, and trying
- to drink lager boor out of a bootjack, the press
is out, of order, and we ain't well ourselves : so
please excuse a poor paper this week.
gans that . '" udder' deinocratio Arninistrations
•ilefalciations seldetn . occurred.!''—of course
not,---why should there have been, when in
the same article the reason. fs — gravely `giv . eir
, that . "t ,, he democrats as a par!y recognize the
tChlistnan religion " That is the difference
between . the two parties," illustrated, of
course, by the vote of the Five Points,'Cor
laer's Hook, Maokerelville, and other elibiee
aoonlities in New York, and the Fourth Ward
.of Philadelphia.
ter ARTILLERY PnAcsucu.-,-Last Tuesday
-evening-the quiet of onr borough was -dis
turbed by the firing of cannon. Upon inqui
ry we, were told that it was JEFF. DAvLs's Ar
tillery practicinglyi honor of .the victory at
- Harrisburg,- where Fourth-warders and other
mobs eleoted a-H._a,Senater. Utiles° artil-.
lerists would be aa . exp,ert on the battle•tiold
as they were on the Court House hill, they
would be valuable reinferceinefit - to JEFF DA•
vie and would play great havoc ill the Union
ug aft-en
the manner of fire alarms.on this occasion by
':yolDorascyl: Did Weeltinritlgers---build
the Court House, and do they pow paint.*
? -It seems to us Pennsylvania has not se
reeled yet.—Noi•rislown Iferalcf.
4 lt is 'a fact, patent' to all, that there --is
:scarcely a department of the government in
which there is not .corruption. It hits be-.
..cuthe such-a_zeneral thing,Ahat the excep
- titan' but: - proves -- the — rale: —.. Measures ISTC
• pressed through Congress, not because . of
:their merits, but by the amount-of-money
: which is brought to bear upon the question.
'Contracts are obtained "for . n.conside'ration,"
:Etna he who ctinueomntancl the greatest num
tbay, of dollars, -correspondingly commands
ilho, greatest influento?" Men are elected to
kl y+
iresionsibie positiond mill
by the votes ey
,can buy, withput -regard 'to fitness, t
' ithose With' proper qualifications, but Is
Tmoney ) are-thrust aside. - 7 .4
But amidst all this corruption it is eel
-lying to‘find some men who cannot be bought
from Abe interests of their constituents, and
„the 'convictions of duty, even though the
atnonia reaches thousands of dollars. Pore
mdst among the latter class is Mr. Sc..omm.n
ulWiitugus, unpurchasable Scoria.D—.Who,
:''since-11M- after of $lOO,OOO was s of no ac
-count," voted . . for Mr . : What a
\ paragon of .modesty must he he, who thus
publicly proclaims l:kis.owii incorruptibility 1
- Dies .116' cherish the deluSion that he can
lips easily hpod-wink the people of Pehn•,
is.ilvania? Does this Davis•Vallandigham
-disciple think that they believe hews
fered, one hundred thousand dollars, or the'
tentialmrt of it; .to Otto for Mr. Cameron,
And refused the. offer? If so, he ~eonsiders
the peeple of Pennsylvinio low sunk in 'nor:
ale that\ they are willing to believe suck fla
grant falsehoods. What a bright page for
the historian! He can record in brilliant
letters the Moble reply of this modest, uneor..
rupt, patriotte, finpurchasoblo, modern de
mocrat. Sir, your offer is large-iny duty to
'my constituents is more to me than
_money ;.
therefore I spurn your offer, and toll you,
sir, that such as \I am, there is not money
enough in the Abolition party to buy me
Immaculate Scortstn I !I
take the following description of now counter
feit Postage Currency from Istruky & BICK
NELL'S Thank Note Repprter. of January 15:
• "-The oountorfeit 50 cents are of a bluish
shade of green, while the genuine are a bright
deep green. ' The heads of Washington on
the counterfeit aro not alike, as they are on
the genuine—the right hand head looks fierce
and-determined, -the left hand heads look
sleepy and imbecile.
" The counterfeit 25 ciente are poorly en
graVedArd on poor paper.-' Both are easily
detected by those familiar with, the-genuine ;
but where the genuine are not yet introduced,
the counterfeits will pass' freely. 6
V ALLANDIGIWI, AT HOME .—O ne of our sub
scribers in-Lancaster, Ohio, in remitting us
Ova 'dollars on'accoant of subscription to •the
Express, says: "I would like very much
'paced to remit the, whole amount - duo,. but
times are hard hsre as at other _places. __Tills
(Fairfteld,county) being the hot bed of access-
Lou sympathizers, there are but few to help
_in rulleying the-families of the arolunteers, as
thuTallundigtiamites have no money to spare
etteuptfor, political purposes I" This neeotyla
wittt';atu tests Cony furnished us some time
since by..e,ua of our 'lady subscribers in Mr,
- Valandietnui t ti dietriCt. Ile and men of his
ilk 'are very liberal in subscribing 'for party,
purposes, but have nothing to epare to alle
viate tho distress `of'a war invigorated by them
selves and 'other rebel symputhizers.-- I .Lancas.
ler (Pa.).R.zpress.: •
The true character of the -Democracy in
the West is being revealed.. We see by a•
compilation in the. Pittsburg Gazette, that. the.
Democrats of Ohio in 'October last, elected L.'
IL Critohfield, Attorney General of the State.
At the Bth of January festival at. Columbus,
he made a speech, of which the correspon
dent of the Cincinnati Commercial peaks as_
lie came down on the "Government savage
ly, and if ever any of its minions attempted
to carry out, their unlawful measures in his
sacred locniity, , he- was ready , for armed re•
sistance to them. Ile didn't believe one-half
of the people of the North.eared whether Abe
Li ncol n—or—Je is—ocoupi ed—the—Whitei
House in gashington..: During this strainmf
remark, Mr. Flagg left the hall shaking his
head, as some who observed him thought, at
the rank treason of this man whom the people
of Ohio have placed in one of the most, impor
tant official positions in the State: Judge
Thurman offered ti few remarks, deprecia•
,auch sentiments.
In Indiana the Copperheads are inAlte
'jority in the Legislature, but happily Gov.
ernor Morton is as bold and able as lie is
true,' and they ,can do nothing while he holds
the power: in his hands. An attempt was
made to seize the State Arsenal/and thus
preelpitrite a revolution : but. the Goiernor
was on the alert, and defeated that scheme.
Threats to assassinate'him have been uttered.;
but of what, we think there is liot , very much
danger. -- He MIS recently received letters
warning him of a plot to assassinate him.--
,One was in female hand viriting - and. purport
ed to bo -written hy the wile of a man engaged
in the plot. It contained a correct 'plan of
the Governor's house, and of the room in
which he slept, with all the approaches to it.
The writer said her husband had been led itto
the tinatter by
,wicked men: and she wanted to
frUbtrate. the design, to save him fiom its con
The democrats in the Legislature are de:
termined, if possible, to - lake from the
ernorthlre-o-ntrol-of-tire-mi Mary - power of - the
State, and vest it in a military,Board of their
own creation. Still it is hopecdthat thcreeim
some democrats - who are not Copperheads;
and that they and the,ltepublicans . may corn
binn on some course that will prevent the im-
pendihg revolution._
Fn Illinois the work of putting the State in
conflict 'with the general' Glover'nrnOnt
further advanced -than in-Indiana. The rieg-
islature is stretly. emocra ic, an as
just elected_ W. A... Richardson _ to, : the Senate_
of_ the United States, man• - whose' , sympa;
"shies have ever been intensely Southern, and
eltietly—noted _among the prominent
politicians of the - country for his .coarseness,
and gross profanity. The course of the mem=
bers - up to 'the' present moment . 'exhibits an
utter contempt of all censideretious of patri
otism and duty, and is conclusive. that they
either mean-to take a desperate leap in the
dark; or feel that througli . some organization
- within and above the- partyrthey are , strong
enough' tP•defy the loyal people. That these
-remarks are well-founded-the-following-ste
On Monday the "Democratic" . 'menabers of
the Legislature of Illinois met in caucus to
nominate senatorial and other candidates.—
In this caucus speecheS were made indicating
the party" policy. " Dick" Richardson,
leading off, said boldly that he did not be
lieve.that the rebels could be subdued, " and
if they could ke, he did notdhink they ought, to
be." Another Richard—one Meiriiiii - Jamous
among Illinois. " copperlicada"-,said Ile: did_
not know " which was the greatest treason,
the Government at Washington or -the Gov
ernment at Richmond." The country said
he, will never be reunirml until every North
ern fanatic is Lung. from Charles Summer
down. But lie was very careful not to inti
mate that it would be proper to punish the
rebels—in fact he objected altogether to any
such - process, condemning all the .meastires
Molting in that -direction. • Merrick closed,
- of course, by denouncing New England,and
advocating a separation. front it, and the ere'
ation of a Western Republic.
Another Goudy, from Chico,'
go—declared himself unequivobally in: favor
'Of revolation—whereat the caucus applauded
with tremendous. satisfaction., The -caucus
throughout was characterized by a revolution
ary spirit,-and great excitement has natural
ly resulted,
,extending to all parts of the
State.. Subsequently to this- caucus, a meet
ing pf a popmittee appointed by it, was held,
and, in Which, groural was taken in favor of
demanding'the Governorto - huntediately with.
draw the troops from Illinois from the field.
They say the troops were enlisted by the. Ad
ministration• on a "fraudulent pretence, and
justice demands that they should -be with
drawn. If the Governor do so, he
is to be compelled to - do it., _
A Million and a Billion.
We are perpetually hearing of millions, and
of how mony millions-it would require to do
-this-or-thittr—We-h ' • co— what c rail -
ion of dollars will do, bu WO very much doubt
whother_one person in n ii thousand has a eor
rest idea of the quitntit,
~ornuMber contained
in a million. For instance, if you would ask
a person flow long it would ocetipy him to ,
put clown a million - dotnThvith . a pen _upon a
sheet of, paper, he will generally tell ion
Something so far froth the fact as to be laugha
ble. .Permit us therefore to say, for we have
tried the oxperimemt morn than once, that it
would oeoupy an expert pensman -about 14
'daya.supposing him. to work bank hours,
(that is six.) incessantly,. doing nothing, but
putting dots on the paper or dipping his pen
in the ink. Thii.wkgive our readers some
idea of the quantity -or number_eontained in
a million.
Let ono try it, by laying his watch on the
table close to the paper, and .work for tenor
twenty minutes, then add and multiply. But.
what is a million atlparedto'a ?, It
is a mere nothing. Vara, then, is a billion?
- A:very - abort answer willtpfficefor a very long.
Who could cotaieit?, No man ! A quick bank
teller can count one hundred and sixty . and
`seventy a minute ;, but let us ouppose ho could
'go as,far as 200. Then one hOur will pro
duce 12;.000, a day 288,001); and a year or 865
(rays 105,120,000. Lot us suppose, now, that
Adam at the beginning . of his existence
. had
begun to count, had, contlauctdto do so, and
- "was counting still, ho would not now accord,.
ing to the usually supposed ago of our globe„
have counteercear enough. For, to count a
billion be would require 0620 years,'34 days,
5 hours and twenty minutes. Now suPpos
lug we were to allow poor Adam 12 hours
daily for rest, eating and sleeping, he would
need 10,024 years, 60 days, 10 hours and.4o
We believe' common , water pail would
O - ,1 - d — a:billititi - graitis - sand' - front — the - sett- --
sho're. This sand is the debris of rocks and
stones. How many millions of years, then,
were those rocks and stones rolling the
ocean to produce. them ? •Whaft, then, is' the
age . of the globe we inhabit ? It is as much
-beyond-hunian coMprehension as is the speed
of comets through immeasurable space I—ln
vestigator.' '
Since Congress has tabled Mr. Colfax's
motion to discharge the Continittee .on gays
and Means from further consideration of the
petitions to reduce the duty on'pher, ye-may
expect another rise in paper :This action
gives the. paper-makers •prolongation 'ell the .
'monopoly they have eStablished, and they
aro drawing Still tighterihe bonds of the com
bination by which they hold it. The price of
paper is likely to go up again. ,For the last
few Weeks it has been stationary with a down
ward tendency.
The New York; Times • wants to _know: what
valid reason Morrill and his associate - sit:l%o°n ,
gress can give for retaining the present etior
mous rates of duty on paper. We cannotitn
agine. --It-yields-uo-revenue, for it isabsolute
ly prohibitory. With exchange, at 60 and the
duty at. 35 per cent:, it is impossible_to import
paper even to compete with the enormous
price fixed - V the paper - makers' combination.
Reduce the duty t 6-10 or 15 per cont., and
the a overnment-could derive a revenue from
.its • Mr. Morrill prefers, apparently, to forego
revenue . from imposts,•and saddle publishers
with these ruinous prices, and Hien tax them
in every possible way to make up the deticien=
cy. This may' be statesmanship, bUt it looks
a good deal more like stupidity. '
The paper makers demand protection
Their - business will be • ruined, they say, if
fOreigh paper is admitted at lower rates. If
it is necessary that they should be protected
at the expense of everybody else, •and even at
the expense of the Government itself, their
'claim may be valid. nitberto the principle
asserted has been that the,tarilr wdsintendbd
for reveMlC and that it ought incidentally to
protect hotne industry, for the benefit, not
of the manufacturers alone but of the: whole
community. But-now revenue is to be sac
rificed, not a dollar of - duty is to he collected,
publishers of all classes are to be itnpover
ished,•and everybody Whoyeads_anything is
to be taxed enormously for the privilege; in
°Mei• oattlicinitko - rg tif - piirm3y - be "pro,
tected. • :
p,retbice_th.at_they require and such -
extravngant protection. we believe to be ut
-terly groundless. Why 'should they? Rags
itre-admitted-free-cif , duty,and. their price-has :
not yisen to any4g,reatextent abroad. Their
advance here was Mainly the consegnence,
net the cause, of the forced advance in the
'vice of paper.-I.Ami mmease.quakity of raw
material has been-brought into use within
the Met few: months, and this, is still going
-on ; and, very heavy cargoes are on their way
:from abroad. , The paper-inaliers, . through
their combination, will keep prices at
.higheatpossible point—which - will be a trifle
above the price,at which it can hi) imported.
. such as -we are compelled to-pay 18
and 20 Cents a pound for here, can-be bought
in--Belgium and eve,, London for 9 or 10.
Why - should it be - produced--so-much more
cheaply there thanhere, when rags can be
imported free of duty? .
What is wanted is such a reduction of the
duty on Joreign paper as will suljeet our pa
per-Makers to -a.:.conzpetition,.faiy. du..itsclf
and which they cannot control by combina
tions among themselves. A-duty of 10 or 15
per cent, will give them all the protection
while it will yield a revenue to the Govern
ment and break up a, combination whieh
weighs most, oppressively not only on the
whole publishing interest, but also on the
whole retiding,community. There is in this
nothing unreasonable,—nothing which is not
for the interest of the .Government and the
country, nothing which Congress should hes
itate for a- moment to grant. As a matter
of. Course the -paper-makers , will struggle
against it; and we learn, - .en good authority;
that they have raised - a large sum of money
to be used in defeating it.- We can only ap
Peal to she good sense of Congress, on the,
basis of the public gaol:
.Shinplaster Nuisance
Under this caption the New York Daily
Times remarks, that— •
"The "postal currenoy,". as, it is celled,
issued :by_the General Government, is .very
abundant, and makes change more abundant
than it has been for a long limo• If any one
has doubts on this subject,. we shall be glad .
'to supply him ivith such fraciional currency
'as he may require.:, There is net the slightest
necessity or excuse for shinplasters, either of
corporations or individuals. And yet,-- they
are becoming mono and more abundant every
-] "Every person ought to refuse peremptorily
to lake these shinplaSters; uo.matter by whom
they may be issued. They are utterly-illegal ;
and if our District-Attornys !Old do their
duty, they Would bo at once suppressed. The
w_of Congress explicitly hrbi the issut
such notes either by individuals,or corpora
tions. We have for a long time refused to re:
ceive - them -at the Mies Office; and advise
everybody else to imitate the example," . , •
The remarks of the Times apply to, this 11-
cality with still greater force, the issue of shin
plasters being_asniuch a_violation of thelats
of this State as of the law of Congress..
TIMPENNeYLVANIA. isEavzs.—The follow.
ing'is a copy of the le tars addressed by the
War Department to We erhor Ctin'rlN, ref using
lo allow the Pennsylvania Iteserves to return
to Pennsylvania to recruit:
. WAR DEPARTMANT, JadUary 12:11362.
Hon., A. G. CURT IN, Governer of Pennsylvania.
The Secretary of War directs mete ackervi•
edge the 'receipt of your letter of the 2d inst.,
euologing a coprohone from Gen.:Meade to.
Gen. Franklin, relative, to" recruiting the reg :
iments constituting the Pennsylvania Re,.
serves, and asking that the remnant of That
gallant body of men be ordered to Harris
burg in - order to fill its ranks. ~.
In reply, the Secretary directs me to say
that there are numerous applications of this
Jana 00 file, in regard to regiments from other
States; which - have been greatly - reduced-in
recent - battles. If - one such-request-be-acced
ed to, all similar applications must be grant.
.ed. . This would so reduce the armies in the .
fluid .not only to 'prevent any further opera
tions for the
. next three or folir months, bUt
to endanger important positions now held by
The War Department has uniforinly refesed
appVeations of - this kind, and' cannot, at the
present time4itdopt a different; polio.
. • . Aisiatant Adjutant General.
Elcidtion of Statoiprottsuror
Both Houses met yesterday at 12 o'clock, in
the Mollie of Representatives, for the pur
pose of electing a Btate Treasurer in place of
1-Isnirr D. Mouttn, Esq.; the present efficient
occupant. Wililam V. M'arath, of Philadel
phia, being the nominee of the Domoortits,
received the votes of that , party, and was there
fore elected. • ,
Henry 'b. Moore received the support of
the Republicans..
- TheTStille — ef Pennsylvania -- had-never- u- more "efficient officer than Mr... Moore, and wo
hope that its citizens will have, no cause to
regret the change. .
Mr. Benedict, member of the House, had
paired off with„Mr. Wallace, Member of the
Senate, and Mr Warner of - the House had
_pairedolf with Mr. Horton of the same body.
Their absence did not affect the result ; each
_eatailidato_received_a_strict,party veto:—Har
risburg Telegraph. •
A Terrible Battle Progressing !
Gen. Hooket. Mortally Woundeq
• A. late 'dispatch from Washington says
that Gen. Burnside, has again
_crcssed the
RaPPahn.nnock, and that a terrible battle is
.Our forces had outflanked the
enemy, and the advantage was on our side.
Gen. Hooker is reported as mortally woun
ded. Geu. hitz John Porter has been
cashiered. •
,Rebel Regiments Captured
17.—The ram, Storm, whigli
lett Arkansas 'Poston Monday, arrived here
today.- She fully confirms the reported cap
ture of that post.
The attack was made ,en Friday evening by
the gunboats, the laud fOrees - dcbarking.two
mile.% below, and marching tortho4ear olthe
- -The rebel's -had-earthworks two miles-below
the main fort, which we shelled and captured,
not, hoivever, before they ditrsome damage
to the gunboats.
Three halls entered the port hole of.the
gunboat Lexington, killing four men.
The main lefft,whicli is represented as hav•
ing been very strong, snrreudered - on Sun ,
The officers of the rain,Storm, say that wo
- 6tifffured - sbi'regitnents - of rebel trOcipsill the
works, anti that at daylight on Monday two
leN_Rn.Agiments , not aware that, the place
had surrendered, came iu to reinforee them,
and were also captura.. -
--IsTearly_alLthe_niumunitien taken by „the
rebels front the steamer Blue-Wing, some days
since, has been recaptured. - • •
A. reconnoitring - miry which was sent up
the river.had not returned when the. Storm
Our loSs in ..the . engagement was 'not so
Leavy as'first Keported.
Vlatory rat Arlmnse*Post
Oicial:_Dispiteh-7;000 to ilo,ooo Prisoners
Captured—The Victory Complete.-
Washington, Jan. 18.—The following- has
been received at -headquarters : -
Jan. 14, 1863.—T0 Major Gene'rtil
- falFowing
desptitclt is just received :
lleadgitarters,Armg of the Mississippi, l'ost
of Arkansas, Jan. 11,1863," To,Major Gen.
U. S. Grant, Commanding Department of ithe
Tennessee—l have the honor to report that
tGc forces under my Commanliatitick•ed the'
post of Arkansas today, at and
having stormed the enemy's works, took a
large number Of prisoners, variously estinia
ffd at frora - 7000 -- to - 10,600together'vri
his stores,.animals„ and munitions of Wa.
, t Rear Admil•sl Davidp: P,brter, command
:Mg the Mississippi sqatidron, effectively and
brilliantly co-operated inaccomplishing this
complete success.
• Major General Comaindingl"
U. S. GRANT, Major General,
Dlepttlett from Admiral Porter
Washington, Jan. , 10;—The folldwing dis
patch was received at the Navy Department,
to-day, daled:GairoJan. 18, 10 30 P. M. :
U. S. Mississippi Squadron, Arkansas Poit,
Jan. 15.—Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of
the Navy : Sir—The gunboats Louisville; De
Kalb, Cincinnati and Lexington attacked the
heavy fort at the 'Post, on the Arkansas, last
night, and silenced the battery, killing twenty
of the enemy. The, gunboats attacked it this
morning, and disthounted every, gun, eleven
in all.
Colonel Dimraington, late of the United, commondant..of the fort, request:
ed to surrender to the navy. I recOved his
sword. .The army co operated on tWe land_
side. The forts were completely silenced,
and the guns, eleven in number, were all dis•
mounted in three heurs. The action was at
close quarters on the part of the, three iron
clads, and tho firing splendid. The list, of
killed and wounded is small:
The Louisville lost 12, men, the peKalb 17,
the Cinoinati none, the Lexington none, the
Rattler 2. The 'vessels, although much cut
up, were ready for (Lotion in half an hour af
ter—the—battle • 1 t • •
Lieut. Commander Wilson, and other light
draughts, joined in the.action when it became
general, as did the Black Hawk, Lieut. Com
mander 11.. - 11. Breese, with her rifle guns. -
Particulars Will be given hereafter.
Very respectfully, your oh't serv't, ,
(Signed) DAVID D. PORTER, \
Acting Rear Admiral.
Letter from the Reserires
Jan. 11th 1862.
Dear fiero/d:—My last havingtmen indited.
under rather peculiar circumstances—during
a pause in the ever memorable conflict .of
Fredericksburg, with ever and anon a shell
or solid shot ricocheting in its vagaries, 'un
pleasantly close, reminding us that we were
still contiguous to the enemy's immediate
front. - I will now. in a more' peaceful. locale
endeavor to enlighten your understanding
- with a few items concerning - this — Division,
with which I am cognizant and the greater por
tion of your community is more or less inter'.
ested. Notwithstanding the. flaming editori
als of sensation papers relating to [Wive
winter campaign; " onward to Richmond"
Sze -,-(said-editorials,no doubt _written_ under.
the influence of-hot-coal-stoves -and-high Ail/-
dorsi) one still remains as onnfortable ad
circumstances will permit, and seated in our
little log huts, around the .extemporized Ore
plaee expatiate'ou the:various subjeets.of the
day. That particularly of the topics at pres
ent, is,tho contemplated retrograde movement
to Pennsylvania to reorganize." ' The story
has been agitated se frequently 4owever that
it - excites but a, moAiount of interest—the
more sensible ones belieVing it to ho.a mere
camp canard,. relinquisk the ides. ..altometh-
et. , That the commanding' officer did make
the request there is not the' slightest doubt,
but on the ncore that it will be answered af
firmatively none, seem to be enlightened, and
therefore, - acting under' the belief that hope
deferred maketh the heart 'sick," we will, pa
tiently Wait, ready and 'willing: to obey any,
Orders. Major General Meade in consider
mtion of his•valnable services ; and superior
generalship displayed in Many a' hard. fought
contest has•bean appointed to the. command
of the 6th army corps and departed to as,
sutno he 11 - uties o that poSitinn. — The a-rii,T
,ion is consequently left without a commander,
and in our-dearth of Brigadier . Generals, is
under , the coutrOlof Col. Eloratio Sickles of
the 3d regiment, and: senior officer'. The
ranks were so fearfully , dechninatett in the
last "responsibility" that the whole Division
:in,untobers' will not - approach - the maximum
of a Brigade. Our time has beerrliept busily
huts, cabins and other non-descript habita
-tions-whereimbilive.--They are_ tiow.. about
completed and we will soon relapsni into the
old routine. Every five days however, the
monotony is disturbed by a call for, picket,-
which means a walk of about ttvo miles over
'rough , roads'and standing picket in the cold
for twenty four hour's with no blanket and
little fire. Christmas and New Years have
both passed .and " - nary" chicken or turkey
graced our table._ Our rations,- though aim-.
'pie, were 4 , done up" in every imaginable,
style-Pork-raw, fried and boiled U,. S.'
crackers (put up expressly' for the army and
baked particularly hard to exempt gents with
false teeth froth the draft) were dished up as
suited the various tastes. ' I consider'. the
"I.!o`sting cracker" (made by -spreading a U.
S. with sugar and toasting over the'fire).not
easily excelled.. These formed our holiday
dinners, and many, very meek, were .the
'thoughts of home and loved ones there. .
7----Iteading'inatter-isTparticularly-sperce.- n
camp ; true, we have the. daily -papers, from
which we gait] much valuable (!) information
"l'iciory Murfreesboro"--Treagizdaus
fighting'-'-,",' 11atipy of the . Anderson. Troop"
&c.; 'The Pursuer-snake-our-hearts leap with,
joy, while at the latter wo blush for shame to
think that of nine hundreil ofPennsylvanies
sons-t‘ three hundred went into battle, two hun
dred missing; and fouilniudred are in camp
at Nastrt;illo, destitute oh' the heoessarics of
life," of these nine :hundred, turning whom
were many "who fronclarth, education and
wealth, are peers in the service" (ride edito- ,
rial' in -Inquirer . of Jan 7th) flizq hundred
should in the face of the enemy, wheat every
7 arm Was neededto strike, assume that 'Gil* ,
- had:enlisted - as:tut escort - of - honor - to-a --- Major
General, and not tbfighl, and tislc tol e dis
banded. What an everlasting stigma on the
fair fame of Penlisyfvailitt's . sons l; : All hon.
or to the bravo " Three.llundrcd" but for'the
:remainder we Oh shame where is thy
Large,oavalry °Searle may be a "big..
thing'. with 4 some Generals. but Itosecrans
.' could not see Freya the same - paper wo
learn-," The close of the War Is at",kand." -
God grant the sago editor may not r aMista•
ken to his predictions.
_T fj.) o s_rind_p_a c_ha gcLi_c niftp_ed •
from Carlisle. to friondsin this Company some
time in last. August and known as the liar:,
_rison Landing_boxes," - arrived here last week,
,Botnerthat Oie worse for the wear and tear,
but the contents generally exceeding' all.ex.-
.pectatip4 Imperishable goods, such as-un
der•g2Gthtng, stationary., cigars, tobacco etc:,
mete even at this late day most acceptable;
and more rralgile articles in Consideration. of
their six months' tour.weio iu a passible and
eatable condition. .
Pcrhaps_the,only person extant who can
fully appreciate-the comforts and enjOyments
of civilized life is the volunteer soldier. To•
ho siiddenly cast, from the associations which.
to him were almost as dear as life, to be ex
cluded in an instant from all the fitter feel
ings- and._tentieremotions:embodied
household,' and isolated as it were .from the
inside world ; has its effect upon him and'hn,
in a' measure beComes callous to all scenes with
Which ho is not ithmediately .and personally
connected. No note is taken of tints and days
dawn..and. _disappear.. without,aktract ing the
sit ght est attention. And so it was with out'
Christmas, save the duties of 'the day were
somewhat relaxed, and divine services held in
nothing_w_guta_mept4_ol4iO4e pOinc
it did exist. Some spent the greater part
of the - day - in writhig. 'home, and Those
wh,p were fortunate enough to receive lettere
wcre rendered comparatively comfeTtable. If
Our friends at lime only know the priceless
value,of Such tokens of remembrance, ,They
would write more frequently and oftener make
us happy. New Years day was spent by this
regiment on picket, where with a " set out"
in readiness we spent the day 'and night in
ccaseles:l watchfulness to:recive any " galls"
that the enemy eight ciaose to Make. This
makes the second annual' round of holidays
which we have spent in the tented field—God
'grant that there be not a third like it;- but
that before the dawnidg of another " merry.
Christmas" war and rumors of war willidtve
been. amen , * the things that were .and the
white winged angel of peace hovering happi
ly and foreVerin our midst, ,
Ectiva anb Cott): Matters.
areziad to aritiounee that tire
"Continental Old Folks," who gave such de
lightful concerts here about c ,a year ago, will
give two of, their unique entertainments in
iflicom's Hall on the evenings of the 4th and
6th of February next.. Everybody. will go to
hear then-." So soy we, all of us."
LANuts' 'Celebrated Troupe of
Ethio.eati Minstrels will
_ire a short series
of Concerts in Rheem's Hall, commencing
this (Friday) evening. Go and hear them,
if you want to hear good music and inimit
able jokes.
te—We are pleased to learn_ that our,
friend RUFUS E. SHAPLEY Esq., who luta of
ferod a partnership with a proqinent, mem
ber of the . Philadelphia bai, hits decided to
remain in Carlisle.
:NEW MUSlO.—Messr. Oliver Ditson
& Co., 277 'Washington st. Boston, are, we be
lieve the must prominent and popular music
publishers in this :country: We lieleive at
last one-half of the _music which ever attains
any eminence or character, emanates from
their estahlishrnent. As an evidence of • this
fact ; we give below a list of the last.batch re
eeiVed froin that house. -Among these peices,
will be foundorome of the most pleasing and
brilliant gems of pathos arid peosy; as wall as
the more solemn and sombre utterances of em-
hoot composers.- - •
Instnitnental="Bird Song"—J. W. Barm
ston, "Buds from the.opera—idagie Flute"
J' Blumenthal. The Brides Prayer on•her
Wedding Div," T. °eaten.' . "Gen. Howard's
Grand March, Thos. Illagoun. •
Vocal—' Los Harcnonoinnes—No. 20, They
Holliday," 'J. Conoono. "Only in .Jost, M.
Endensslion," "Oome,-GOmo,:dway with me"
miss 0. 0, I'.
week an account or the cases tried in the
Court of Quarter Sessions. The listinelad-
ed, we believe, all the-cases of any import.
ance, except the trial of ABRAHAM BELL, for
the murder of:RAYNOR CONKLIN, which trial
was just commenced at the hour of o$ go
ing to press. The particulars of that trage.
dy, as developed by the evidence, were about
ns follows I.
On Fridaylnterning, November 14, about.
3 o'clock 'A. - M., three, soldiers:went to the
house of Abraham Bell, a colored than, liv
ing on North street, in this borough, and
knocked_ 'several times., - Bell's -daughter -
woke and asked who was there. - One of the
soldiers--answered-.." two .soldiers who want
something to cat." She told them they . had
nOthing to eat. 'Sire ciilLid her father. To
him the request was repeated. The soldiers .
were heard to repeat the request for some
thing to eat, two or three thries-L,begging
them to . open the door for God's sake and
not keep
_them out all night as-they were
ne;:rly frozen. ' After waiting some time for
the door to open or o.:
for a further reply, one'
of the soldiers said "give me a stone, and if
they don't open the door I'll break it open."
The door'was then struck a hard knock, but --- •
not sufficiently hard to break it open,, and at
the same time the report-of the pistol was
heard, and one of the soldiers cried out "I'm
shot," 'arid fell.. It appears Bell rose, search.
ed for a candle and matcli,dit it, delib,erate
.ly loaded his pistol - , went to the door, opened
it about four inches and shot one soldier in
the neck; the shot penetrating the jugular
vein,.and the flash .of the powder burning
the face-of his comrade. Bell then closed
- and -locked .the: door, sat dawn 4 by - the llre—
awhile and talked. and 'after a few 15iinutes
got up and went out of. the hack door round
the IMusi.;'to where the , de - ad body lay L loek,
ed at it and came back.. Ile then, told his
family not to say any thing.about - about
where bellied gcine, and. went dowa the baok
way and out the Walnut_Bottom road_to.thci
- cornfield of Mr.Noffsinger. Ile - huSkedieorti
until breakfast time, when . be went info the
house. and sat down at ibe table. When.Mrs‘
ANoffsi ng,erasked him why he was out so early
t he told her that some soldiers 'broke his door
open and he shot at them, but did not knoli
Whether or not lcilled.a.ny one.
He -- was loulid guilty of murder in the
second-degree, and sentence , will be pifsiied
. .
et_J-°Ouy townsman, Lieut . .. J. W.
PER 110'19 of .the 15th C. S. Artilery; is here-tin
iviliort visit previons to his departure for the
army. -Lieut. Piper was formely attached to
the battery commanded by the lamented Capt.
JNo. SMEAD, but has since organized a 'new
one in the same regiment, and.will take com
mand of it in a few days.
Lient P. was smierely wounded in one of
the Peninsular battles, but. has now quite re
covered. Ile was spoken of by Gen, Seymour ;
as one of the most efficient and accomplished
young, officer in thartilerr service.. :=ll.tay-he ,
win the distinction Ilia merits deserve,
There icno piece of information about house
hold I .. n . c.tter,s that yve .. .cangi L o . which he,,
more acceptable to all consumers of anth=
recite coal, than how to get rid of the clink
ers that form upon the fire brick lining of
stoves, and offM•to such an extent as to. fill
.up the fire chamberof a small cylinder stove
till it becomes 'nearly useless. We have
known instances , where the family had -to
suffer all thg inconvenience of having the
stove taken down in. midwinter; to be sent
to the shop for repairs, in consequence of
these clinkers. There is an easier way to
get. rid of them. • It is this': When a .chargo
of coil haS been burned down . pretty well,
and is all aglow, throw in a half dozen piecea
of oyster shells and fill up with coal, and let
it burn till very . hot, and you will And the
clinkers in a - semi-fluid state, plastic and •
adhesive as sticky daugb;and about as easily
punched off with a ,poker.' The philosophy
of the thing is that the liMe acts as a' flux to °
the matter composing the clinkers, and pro
bably limestone will.answer where shells are
not convenient. When the clinkersaccu
inulate again, try the same process over
again, and you will not have to_send-for-the-, -
stove-maher • at some inconvenient season*
SWEET. POTATO COrk'EE.—The present
prodigious price of good coffee has suggested
to lovereof the beverage an economical ar
rangement by . which their i '-tastes may tie in•
diilged and yet their purdes•not .'too heavily.
• • • po a oes, cu 1u o pieces the
size of coffee grains f - roasted in a slow oven
for the same length of time that cOffee is,
and then 'mixf d with an equal amount of
coffee, will , it is asserted, produce a beverage
fully as palatable as the genuine article.
• -
SOMETT or CARLIEILE.—The Managers of. the
"Female Benevolent Soolety of Carlisle," pre- -
sent.their account for the past year.
January Ist, 1861, in, the Treasury, $6B 08_
Church collection& in 1862, .76 75
Collections in the Wards, 00 05
Contributed for purchase of bond, by
individuals, ' • - .7100
Received from F, Watts, for interest
on - bond, -
Cash for error in account,
Disbursed in the several
Paid oh account of pur
chasing bond,
- - - - - •$2B 01
To exidain some items in the account, which
might•otherwise be unintelliglble, it should be
stated that Mrs. Isabella Carothers, by her
will, 'bequeathed to the socioty,f•the sum of
$600: and directed that they same should be
invested, and the interest annually appropri
ated to the 'hinds of the' Society.
' The best investment the SoOiety could make
was the purchase of a bond of the CuMberland
Volley It. R. Co., which pays eight per cont.
To-enable them to de, this, it would have been
neoessaryto add to the bequest, from thuir
10 00
$Bl6 85
$2lB 87
75 00 $2BB 87