Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, November 27, 1863, Image 2

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    .-er I should assist hi saving the remnant of
you from the wreck.
"I have chosen the latter. I shall send
this address to every hill and corner of the
State, to the citizen and soldier, at home or
in prison, and shall send with it my prayers
to Almighty God to arrest them in the path
way of blood and ruin. Why trust Davis
longer. Had he twice our present resources
he would still fail. With success he would
be a despot. But the whole thing is tutnb
ling to pieces, Soldiers are leaving disgust
ed and disheartened, and whole States have
gone back to their home in the national gal
axy. Maryland and Delaware will never
again be shaken. Kentucky has entrench.
ed herself in the Union behind a wall of
bayonets in the hands of her own sturdy sons
Missouri is as firmly set in the national gal.
axy, as Massachusetts. Tennessee, tempest
tossed and bolt riven, under the guidance of
her great pilot, steers for her old tnooring,
and will be safely anchored before the dense
fall ; while the rave of light from the old '
North State, flashing out fitfully from her
darkness across the troubled waves show
that she stirs, 19 not lost, but is struggling
to rejoin her sisters.
"None of these States will ever join the
South again. Then, with crippled armies,
with devastated fields—with desolate cities.
disheartened soldiers, and worse than all
with weak and corrupt leaders what hope is
left to the remaining States, but especially
to poor, oppressed and down-trodden Arkan
sas 7 None! Better vet our brothers home
while they are left to us. Open - the return
of husbands, fathers and sons, and hind up
the broken links of the old Union. The
people must act to do this. I tell you now,
in grief and pain, that the leaders don't care
for your blood. Your sufferings move them
not. The tears and wails of anguished and
bereaved ones fall on hearts of flint. While
they can make a dollar or wear an epaulet
they are content. Finally',' with a grief
stricken and sorrowful heart, I implore
mothers, sisters, wives and daughters to as
sist by all their arts in saving their loved
ones from this terrible scourge„ ere ruin over
takes you and them irretrievably. While
God gives me strength, daunted by nn peril,
and swerved by no consideration of self, I
shall give you my feeble aid."
Mr. Gantt's conclusion is: "The sooner
we lay down our arms, and quit this hope
less struggle, the sooner .the days of our
prosperity will return." So far as Arkansas
Is concerned, he thinks the Kest course for
the people, through meetings and petition,
is to instruct Hon•.• \V. K. Sebastian to re
sume his seat in the IT. S. Senate. as the
first step of the State's return to allegiance.
Friday, Nov. 27, 1863.
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St. Boston. are nur Agents inr the
In those. ,itles. and are authnrlzed to twhe Advertise.
monts and Fluhseriptions for Its at nur lowest rates.
ne,,.We publish on oar first page a portion
of the Appeal to the people of Arkansas, by
the Rebel General and Rebel Member of
Congress, E. W. GANTT It is the appeal of
a penitent Rebel—one who has got into the
"last ditch"—and he admits that the only
way to escape from it is to repent and sub
mit toile General Government. Ile gives
a correct portraiture of that infamous traitor
and tyrant, Jeff. Davis. We hope that other
rebels will look upon it, and profit by its
hideous outlines. The rebellion, in the calm
opinion of this repentant rebel, is about
played out. To carry it on still further, will
be the abomination of desolation" to tie
whole Southern breed of traitors—it will cut
tliefi~ up " root rtilitbraneli." - There id iio
help, save in submission to the laws. And
he submits now.
We commend this Appeal to our Northern
croakers, who think the rebellion cannot he
crushed out. They can learn from it what
has been done, as acknowledged by one of the
late rebel leaders, whose testimony cannot
be controverted.
elected a Union Representative in Congress
from the State of Delaware, was for smue
years a resident or Carlisle. Ile was, if we
mistake not, a graduate of Dickinson Col
lege, and for a long time was connected with
the late Judge REED in his celebrated Law
Sahool, an institution in which wer taught
some of the most eminent lawyers of the day,
Gov. Cumns among the rest. Mr. Smit hers
is a man of decided ability, a ripe scholar,
a ready writer, and a sound constitutional
lawyer. During the memorable Harrison
campaign of 1840, some of the productions
of his pen graced the columns of the Carlisle
Herald. He will make an able and influen
tial member of Congress, and we ceingnatu•
late him upon his advancement. His native
State has reason to be proud of him.
TODACCO CROP.—In consequence of the
early frost in Kentucky and Tennessee, and
the supposed injury to the tobacco crop, the
price has risen in Louisville three and four'
dollars per hundred weight. This will, ke'
far, be good news to a number of farmers in
Pennsylvania, who have planted larger quan
tities of this article the pr& sent season than
ever before. In many parts of the State, so
great has been the demand for lumber, to
form tobacco sheds, and for men to construct
them, that the supply has fallen quite short,
and every conceivable expedient has had to
adopted. Whether for better or for worse,
there is no question as to the fact that Penn
sylvania is about to become a rival to Mary
land and Virginia in the cultivation of the
weed, and the chief wonder seems to be why
it has thus been neglected so long.
The greal objection, heretofore, to raising
tobacco in this State was, that our climate
was too cold, and that we could not compete
with more Southern localities. In Connec
ticut, however, which has a much colder cli
mate than we have, the farmers have grown
tobacco for years, and have produced most
excellent crops, which have paid well. As
the price of tobacco has, within the past two
years, "more than doubled, we think the ex.
periment of raising the crop should, at least
to some extent, be adopted by our farmers.
Ate - Lie:a. Gen. Winfield Seott voted the
straight Union ticket in New York at the
recent election. Glorious old veteran !
What a contrast he presents in his declining
years to !,,he • poor miserable old man •of
Wheatfield, who argued that the Constitution
gave mi power to punish the treason of Jeff.
Davis and his compeers.
The fiat of the pitople of the Slave States
of Maryland, Missouri and Delaware has
gone forth, and the curse which has envel
oped'those States since their formation will
as quietly a d peacefully recede from their
limits as the sinking sun retires to rest.—
Emancipation of the slaves in those States
is firmly fixed, and the evil which, for half
a century, has agitated their people, by this
decree, will pas 4 away into the abyss of time,
and relieve them of the horrible incubus
which has so long haunted and afflicted them.
Two years ago, slavery appeared to he
firmly riveted upon those States; the masses
have seen the ruin and desolation, the wan
ton cruelly and the horrible rapine which it
has caused, and they have, with the voice of
a large majority, determined that its baneful
influen6es &hall be removed from their pre
cincts forever, and that freedom shall reign
whore dark, diabolical slavery was wont to
gambol and concoct the destruction of our
How the sentiments of the masses have
changed I Two years ago, every man who
believed slavery to be an evil, was pointed
uut as an Abolitionist, and to be pointed out
as an Abolitionist was to he branded with
)(hum dreadful to contemplate. Now the
tune has changed; the feelings of the peo
pie have drifted to the proper point, and the
man who then dared not utter his sentiments
against a debased and accursed institution,
can now stand up in " high places," and be
proud that ho is an Abolitiouist. And why
should he not be? When the owners of
slaves become advocates ofi-abolitionism, is
it possible that men whose every effort and
every interest is identified with free labor,
should contend against it 7 It cannot be.
Free labor and slave labor have ever been
antag,ontistical, and the free white laborin
min, who is in favor of slavery, no more or
derstands his real interests than the man
who claims to be a moralist, and yet opposes
We have always contended that the aboli :
lion of slavery would open up the South to
free white labor, and free white labor will
(lisp, se of the negro. It is the tree negro
that is colonized in Africa, not the slave.—
Emancipate them all, and all that will be
necessary will he to transport the natural
increase, and free negroes do not increase
so rapidly as slaves. In fifty or seventy-five
years, every negro in the United States would
be removed.
----How- many -ingenious. prophets;l-The-nnut
break of the rebellion, prophesied that slave
ry would go down with the effort to establish
a government in harmony with its wants?
Men who now antagonize the Administration
for the sake of mere party, in any number,
openly and violently avowed it as their sol
emn conviction ; and yet with the record
before them, they do every thing in their
power to discourage the men of the border
States, who have at least an opportunity of
being practical, in working what they so
vehemently claimed would be the natural
consequence. These very prophets are now
loudest in their demands for " the -Constitu
tion as it is and the Union as it was." A
mere catch phrase; nevertheless, if it means
anything, it means protection to slavery, and
a continual antagonism to free ial or. Well
have the advocates of free labor in the bor.
r States done their work. Noble, indeed,
-is- the-ex ant ple,-witioh-- they-havie set-to- their
brethren who are yet enthralled. And from
henceforth freedom shall predominate in the
United States ; slavery, peace-meal, shall
disappear from our escutcheon, and with a
bright future before us—with a new wreath
of laurels upon the benign brow of: the
chaste Goddess of Liberty—we will sail on
the abyss of time, fur all ages, a great and
powerful people.
*7The gallant Major Harry White, while
in serquice in the United States Army, last
year, was elected to the Senate of Pennsyl
vania by the people of Indiana and Arm
strong counties. Resigning his military
office, he served' honorably and faithfully in
the Legislature last winter. Re-entering the
army in the spring, he was taken prisoner at
Winchester, and is now Or of our many
suffering brothers in the filthy Libby prison,
at. Richmond. Ilor is a Republican, and
makes one of the Union majority in the Sen
ate. Should he not be exchanged, that body
will Stan 116 to 16 Unless one of the Op
position Senators has the honor to withhold
his vote, or vete so as to aid the admitted
majority to re-organize the body, there can
be no change of officers. Specker Penney,
of Allegheny, is already chosen, and the
other officers will servo until their succes
sors are duly qualified.
s•Both branches of the new Maryland
Le ,, islature have a clear majority in favor
of calling a Convention to make Maryland a
free State.
Thus the people of the South, by their own
mad and wicked folly, have sealed the doom
of slavery years before the worst enemies of
the "peculiar institution" ever dreamed of
Not only Maryland, but Delaware, Missouri,
Kentucky, Tennessee, and perhaps North
Carolina, will, by the own free will of their
people, speedily abolish the foul and corrod
ing blotch of slavery. Virginia and t o cot
ton States must then succumb.
INTERNAL REVENUE.-It may not be gen
erally known, that the Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue has decided that a promissory
note for the payment of twenty dollars or less,
is subject to stamp duty by the act of March.
3d, 1863, under the head of " Inland Bills of
Exchange." The penalty for violating the
stamp act is from $lO to $2OO, and in addi
tion notes, &c., are worthless without the
ptoper stamp being affixed. Our readers
will see the necessity of complying with the
12M.EGYPT REDEEMED.—The Southern
tier of counties in 111., known as "Egypt,"
which heretofore voted almost unanimously
pro-slavery Democratic, and gave a majori
ty of over 5,000 against Lincoln in 1860,
gave 4 Republican Union majority of 579 at
the late election in that State—a gain of 6,
769. Last year the Copperheads had e ma
jority of - 4,133. And so the whirligig of
Time brings in his revenges.
Alexander R. Stephens on Southern
• The folloling speech of Mr. Stephens,
the present Vice Presidentl'of the Rebel
Confederacy, was delivered in the Georgia
State Convention, in January, 1861. It will
be remetnbered that . Mr. Stephens, just be
fore that time, made a Union speech to the
people. The language of this address to the
Convention is even stronger than of-his more
famous speech. It is a crushing reply to
those Northern sympathizers with the rebels,
who are constantly proclaiming that "the
South" was injured, and came short of its
rights in the Union. Mr. Stephens said :
"This step (Lf secession,) once taken, can
never be recalled ; and all the baneful and
withering consequences that must follow will
rest on the Convention for all coining time.
When we and our posterity hall see our
lovely South desolate I by the demon of war,
which this act of yours will inevitably invite
awl cull
. fiwth ; when our green fields of
waving harvest shall be trodden down by
the murderous soldiery and fiery car of war
sweeping over our land ; our temples of jus
tice laid in ashes ; all the horrors and deso
lations of war upon us ; who bit' this Con
vention will be held responsible fur it? and
who but him who shall have given his vote
for this unwise and ill-tim-d measure, as I
honestly think anti believe, shall be held to
strict account for this suicidal act by the
present generation, and probably cursed and
execrated by posterity fOr all coining time,
for the wild and desolating ruin that w.II
inevitably follow this act you now propose
to perpetrate
" Pause, I entreat you, and consider for a
moment what reasons you can give that will
even satisfy yourselves in calmer moments
—What reason can you give to your fellow
sufferers in the calamity that it will bring
upon us 7They will be the calm and deliber
ate judges,in the casa ? and what cause or
one overt act can you name or point to, on
which to rest the plea of justtficati•m? ‘% hat
right has the North assailed ? What inter
est of the South has been invaded ? What
justice has been denied ? and what claim,
founded' in justice and right, has been with
held'? Can either - of you to-day name one
governmental act of wrong, deliberately and
purposely done by the Government of Wash
ington, of which the South has aright to
complain 7 1 challenge the answer. While
on the other hand, let me show the facts
(and believe me, ,gentlemen, I am not here
the advocate of the North ; but I am here
the frielid, the firm friend and lover of the
South and hpr institutions, and for this rea
sou I speak thus plainly and faithfully for
yours, mine, and every other man's interests,
the words a' truth and soberness) of which
I wish you to judge, and I will only state
facts, which are clear and undeniable, and
which now stand as records authentic in the
history of our country.- •
" When we of the South demanded the
slave trade, or' the importation of Africans
for the cultivation of our lands, did they not
yield the right for twenty years? When we
asked a three fifths representation in Con
gress for our slaves, was it not granted 7-
I,s 7 hen we asked and demanded the return of
any fugitive froin justice, or the recovery of
those persons owing labor or allegiance. was
it not incorporated in the Constitution, and
again ratified and strengthened by the fugi
tive slave law of 1850? But do you reply
that in many instances they have violated
this compact, and have not been faithful to
their 'engagements 7 As individual and lo
cal communities they may have done so, but
not by the sanction of Government, for that
has always been true to Southern interests.
"Again, gentlemen, look at another tact;
when we have asked that more territory
shot.ld he added, that we might spread the
institution of slavery, have t h ey not yielded
to our dernantl.; in giving us Florida, Louis
iana and Texas, out of which four States
have been carved, and ample terr i t o ry f or
four more to . be added . _in duo .Litne,if you r .
- by Ibis unwise and impolitic act, do not de
stroy this hope, and, perhap., by it use all,
and hare your last slave wrenched from you
by stern military rule, as South A tnerica and
Mexico were; or by the vindictive decree of
a universal emancirdion, which may rea
sonably be expected to follow ?
"But, again, gentleman, what have we to
gain by this proposed Chan:ze of in:r rela
tion to the General Government We have
always had the control, awl can y e t, if Nc
remain in it, and are as united as we have
been. We have had a noijoriiy Pe.r
Notts chosen from the South, as well as the
control and management of most of those
chosen from the North. We have had sixty
years of Southern Presidents to their twenty
four, thus controlling the executive depart
ment. So of the judges of the Supreme
Court, we have had eighteen from the S, nth,
and but eleven from the North ; although
nearly four-fifths of the judit ial business has
arisen in the free States, yet a majority of
the court has always been front the South.
This we have required, so as to guard against
any interpretation of the Constitution unfa
vorable to us. lit like manner, we have been
equally watchful to guard our interests in the
legislative branch of Government. In choos-
ing the presiding presidents (pro. lent.) of
the Senate. we have had twenty-lour to their
eleven. Speakers of the House, we have had
twenty three, and they twelve. While the
majority of the Representatives, from their
greater population, have always been from
the North, yet we have so generally secured
the Speaker, because he, ton greater extant,
shapes and controls the legislation of the
"Nor have we had less control in every
other department of the General Govern.
ment. Attorney Generals we have had fair
teen, while the North have had but five.
Foreign ministers we have had eighty-six,
and they but fifty-fimr. While three•fourths
of the business which demands diplomatic
agents abroad is clearly from the free States,
from their greater commercial interests, yet
we have had the principal maimies, so as
to secure the world markets for cottonno
bacco, and sugar, on the betit possible terms.
We have had a vast majority of the higher
offices of both army and navy, while a larg.
er proportion of the soldiers and sailors
were drawn from the North. Equally so of
clerks, auditors, and comptrollers fil ling , the
executive department, the records allow for
the last fifty years that of three thousand
thus employed we ha. e had more than two
thirds of the same, while we have but one
third of the white population of the republic.
.‘ Again, look at another item, and one 1573 1
assured, in which we have a great and vital
interest ; it is that of revenue, or means of
supporting Government,. Prma official doon•
means we learn that, a fraction over three
fourths of the revenue collected for the support
of Government has uniformly been raised from
the North.
"Pause now while you can, gentleman, and
contemplate carefully and candidly 'base
portant items. Leaving out of view, for the
present, the countless millipos of (Lillian you
must expend in a war with the North; with
Lena of thonstur!e of your sons and brothers
slain in battle, and offered up as sacrifices
upon the altar otyour ambition—and for what I
we ask again. Is it for the overthrow of
the American Government, established by
our common ancestry, cemented and built up
by their sweat end blood, and founded on the
broad principle of right, justice and huthanity?
And as such, I must declare here, as I have
often done before. and which lute beenrri:
peated by the greatest and wisest of gatemen
and patriot* in this and other :antis, that it is
the hest and freest Government—the most equal
in its rights, the most' just in its - decisions, the
most lenient in its measures,, and the most as
piring in its principles to elevate the race of men
that the sun of _Heaven ever shone upon. .Now,
for you to attempt to overthrow such a Gov
ernment as this, under which we have lived
for more than three-quarters of a century—
in which we have gained our , wealth. our,
standing as a nation, our domestic safety
while the elements of peril are around us,
with peace and tranquility, accompanied with
unbounded prosperity and rights unassailed
—is the height of madness, folly, and wicked
ness to which I can neither lend my sanction
nor my vote."
Military Claims
The order issued by Gen. Couch recently,
instructing Capt. Denney to adjudicate cer
tain military claims in Franklin and adjacent
counties, has been revoked by the Secretary
of War, for the reason that they cannot he
paid without Congressional legislation. That
there is no want of disposition on the part of
the Government to settle and pay these
claims we are well assured. Gov. Thomas,
now M. C. frim the Washington District in
Maryland, where there there has been more
wide spread desolation than here, by military
occupation, recently visited Washington to
have an order made for the payment of these
claims; but it was ascertained that they could
not be paid without legislation. The regu
lations are justly s , rict as to the settle rent
of all accounts pertainint, to the army, and
such accounts must come within the pros
embed forms, as the laws are now, before
they can be settled in the accounting depar
meets. For this reason, Governor Thomas
withdrew his request for an order, and will
present a bill to the next Congress, providing
for the prompt and equitable adjudication
and Payment of all these claims. We know
that the officers or the Government all recog
nize the justice of the demands of our peo
ple, and we doubt not that the necessary leg
isiat ion will be had very early in the session.
. The uniform of of Gen. Couch to do
justice to the people of the border sin .e he
has been in command here, merit the `tvartn
est appreciation alike of the people and the
government. While ever sem pu outil y faith
ful to the anvornmenh he has been mindful,
of the just claims of hose who have. without
inmtiry as to compensation or forms, con
tributed their property to the army in times
of-peril ; and his order was but a just recog
nition of what was the from the government
to the people. That it has besp revoked, for
want of power to settle the claims when ad
jested, implies no censure upon Gen. Couch,
nor does it imply an unwillingness on the
part of the government. to meet their claims
when the proper authority is conferred. The
adjudicntion of them, under Gen. Couch's
order, wt.s arrested, doubtless, for the reason
that con,ress will provide a definite system
of settlement which 'nay require the re-ad
justment of there. We feel assured that it
will not ha long delayed.
Capt. Denney, who has had charge of these
claims, has won the confidence of the people
by - courte7, - intrtgylt rand prom Inn PFIS ;-
and all hottest claimants will be glad t have
him re-assigned to the duty when the neces•
retry provision shell have been m axle for set
tleme n t.—Frankl Iripository.
ic:s.—A careful collection of reports from
different well-informed quarters shows the
entire strength of the rebel hrrny, o.t this
side of the Mississippi (that is of all that is
of any use,) to be, in round numbers, as fol
lows: Bragg's army, 75,000 ; Lee's army,
40,000; Beauregard's army, 20,000 ; John
ston's army, (in rear of Vicksburg and Mem
phis,) 18,000; at Wilmington, 10,000 ;at
Mobile, 0,000; scattering , (1,000 at Savan
nah, small forces at Lyncl,l)trigjGord4;nsvllle
and at different arsenals and other points
in the int, riot., in all not over) 50,00 . 0
Praelierily, then, we are confronted to-day
by not over one hundred and ninety thou— .Wa cato meet-Allow with-an •ef
feet ive mobile force of, at the very least, three
hundred and fifty thousand men, which can
be increased to "three hundred thousand
more," if necessary to the preserva•ion of
the Republic.
Parson lirownlow is mice more at home
among his own Litres and Peuries, and
from the following notice, which appears in
the Knoxville Bulletin, is evidently arrange
ing household matters for the winter:
" I am wanting five or six loads of Ander
son county coal, and for it,. delivered at my
residence, Cumberland street, I will pay a
liberal price in "greenbacks"—not in the
sharing paper of Jeff. Davis' bogus Confed
eracy, as it we old tape a hat crown lull of
that to pay for one load.
IV. 0. 13itowNLow."
r t .&•Glonn's LADY BOOK for December
is already upon our table. The contents of
this number go far to sustain the ancient and
well-earned reputation of the " Boos," and
the Fashion Plates are more fascinating than
ever. Utility, economy and elegance seems
to be the motto of the Proprietor. It is ac
knowledgedzby_ all that GonEY's is the most
complete and practical Fashion Magazine
ever issued, and its pages are tilled with
choice original 'nailer, from th best authors
in the country.
Reduction of pries to the old terms Otte
copy, one year, 8:1 00—Two copies, one ye r,
$3 00—Three copies, one year, $7 00—Five
copies, one year, $lO 00, and one extra copy
to the one sending ihe club. Address L. A.
Godey, 323 Chestnut street, Philadelphia:
4130' . GEN. LESI.P.e COOMBS, of Kentucky,
having insinuated in a recent communica
tion to the Louisville Journal, that "Gen.
Carl Shurz, and his 'gang of freedpm-sh rick
ere,' fled at Chancellorsville." Gen. Shnrz,
in a letter to the same paper says that, Gen.
Coombs lies, and challenges him to a con
test of personal bravery on the next battle
field against the Rebels. This would be
much better than a hand-to-band conflict be
tween the two belligerents.
Xte,..The press and types of the late Phil
adelphia Evening (Copperhead) Journal,
were sold at Sheriff's Sale last Wednesday
morning, under a landlord's warrant. The
principal. articles in the establishment were
the 'press and types. The termer brought
$575, and the latter 101 ets. (not quite the
price of old metal) per lb. A. fitting end to
that traitor sheet. ,
ttel.The Department of Agriculture has
received one hundred bushels of Mediterra.
nean wheat, which is well adapted to tile
soil of the Middle States. Agriculturists can
obtain samples by addressing Isaac Newton,
Commissioner of Agriculture, Washington.
D. C. •
sai7MR.V. .H. DONAJADSOM, the great
Magician, Ventriloquist, Rope Walker, &c.,
will give a grand entertainment at Rheem's
, Hall, this evening, and willgiVo away 150
beautiful preaente:
Election in Delaware
The election of a representative in Con
gress from Delaware, vice William Temple,
democrat, deceased, took place on Thursday
of last tveelc. Nathaniel B. Smithers, Esq.,
was the 'Union and M. Charles Brown, the
Democratic candidate. Several days pre
vious, Geri'. Schenck issued an order requir
ing all parties, whose loyalty should be chal
lenged, to take an oath of allegiance. On
the appearance of this order the friends of
Mr. Brown withdrew from the contest the
day before the election, alleging that the
required oath is not recognized by the laws
or conAilution of Delaware. Mr. Sinithers
was, of course, elected.
New Castle county gives Smithers 4,011
votes, and Brown 6 voteA. In six districts
of Kent county, Sin idlers has 1,275 votes;
Brown none. In five districts of Sussex
county, Smithers has 811 votes, and Brown
7 votes.
As the Copperhead journals are making a
great ado about this " test oath," we publi,h
below the order of GM Schenck, together
with the oath, that our readers may see what
this awful " military tyranny" really is:
II MI., Nov. 13, 11.1i13.
GMNERAL Ounnita, No. 59 - -It is known
that there are many evil disposed persons now
at large in the Stale of Deleware,who have been
engaged in I elellion against the lawful Gov
ernment, or nave gi•en aid or comf, , rl or en
couragement to others so engazed, or who do
not rec gnize their allegiance to the United
Stat e s, and who may avail themselves of the
indulgence of the authority ,, which tolerates
their presence, to attempt to take part in or
embarrass the approaching special election in
that State. It is therefore ordered :
1. That all Provost-Marshals and other
military officers prevent all disturbance and
violence at or about the polls, whether offered
by such persons as above described, or by
any other person or persons whomsoever.
IL That all l'rovo4t Nlarshals and other
military olficers„commandin , in Doleware
shall su-port the Judges of Election op the
19th of November, 1863, in requiring an oath
of allegiance to the United States HA a test of
citizenship tf any one whose vote may he
challenged on the gratind that he is not loyal,
or does not admit his ailegiarme to the United
States, which oath shall
,he in the following
form and terms:
I Jo solemnly Owen,. that I will support,
protect. and defend the Constitution nn 1 Gov
ernment of the United States against all one.
mies, whether domestic or foreign ; thati I•
hereby pledge my all glance, faith and loyal
ty to the saints, any ordinance, resolution or
law of any State. Convention, or State Legis•
lature to the contrary notwithstanding: that
I will nt all times yield a hearty and willing
obedience to the said Constitution and .Oov
.not, directly-- or indirectly,
do nny act in hostility to the same, either by
taking up arms against them, or aiding, abet
ting, or countenancing those in arms against
them ; that. withinit permission from the law.
ful authority, I will have no communication,
direct or indirect with any Slate in insurrec
tion against t tie United States, or with either
of them, or with any person or persons with
in said insurreetioriary States, and that I
will in all things deport myself as a good and
loyal citi7en of the United States. This I do
i n good filth, with full determination, pledge
and purpose to keep this, my sworn ohliga•
Lion, and without any mental reservation or
evasion whatsoever.
111. Provost Morshals and other military
officers are directed to report to these head
quarters any Judge of Elect ion who shall re•
fuse his aid in carrying out this order, or
who, on challenge of a vote heing made on the
ground of disloyalty o r hostility to the Gov
erntnent, shall refoso to require the oath of
alletrianco from such voter.
By command of \lnj Bon Scortsorc.
W. W. •CtlEEßEnnor=orr
Liout—CoL and ARS't Adjt. Gen
T Ern; - A i rl - -" thr p.
ETATF OF DEL to OR!, urrlyr. DFPltr MI. VT,
Dovrtt, Nov. 11, t411:1, J
iAII civil offmors and good citizens of this
Slate are enjoined to obey the IIhOVO military
order. issued by the Commstuling General of
the Nliddle Department. and to give all need
ful aid for the proper enforcement of the
earn 0.
[L. s i. Governor of Delaware.
IVASIIINGTON, Del , Nov. 14. 1.5133., ORDERS No. I , l.—The enforce.
ment of Gen. Orders, No. 39. issued from
Ifeadrptnrters Nliddle Deportment, Nov. 13,
1863, by Major General Schenck, and con
firmed by the order of Hia Excellency Gov
ernor Cannon, is confided to the troops in
thin Oeparonent.
'rho,t of this order, as construed by
the General Commanding are
I. To secure , to every loyal citizen the
right to vote as he pleases
11. To protect the polls from that outside
violence which has hertobire, in some parts
of the Stale, prevented loyal and peaceable
citizens from voting.
Special instructions will he issued to the
officers in command of detachments which
will he implioilly obeyed. and for the enforce
meta of which every officer will be held
strictly responsible.
By order of Brigilaier General TYLER
hi. L TYLER,
Acting Assist.-Adjt -General.
We beg every reader to scan closely the
awful " test oath - above recited. Day after
day, we have urged the Copperhead iOlllllllB
to print this shocking oath and let their
readers shudder at its dire enormity. They
prefer, however, to horrify their readers with
fierce detymciations of it without letting
them see what. it is. But there is the oath,
just as it was admin'stered in Maryland=
just as revolted at by !he Copperheads
—just as !hey had to take it in order to vote
in Marylnnd, and jest as they would have
had to take it had they voted in Delaware.
Rather than do so, they concluded to fly
the course.
We appeal to all loyal Democrats to say
whether men who refuse to take that oath
ought to vote in a border State in a crisis
like the present. Only those who are at
heart subjects of Jeff. Davta and shrink from
taking an oath of fidelity to the Constitution
and Union ate bothered by it ; and why
should they not be 7 — Why should a man
who rejects that oath vote at a loyal State
Electip 7J Scan it carefully and judge
ge-The fashion of affixing "no cards" to
marriage notices, is followed by placing "no
tarringes" after deaths We would suggest
the words, "no wonder!" after births.
COLORED CDAPLAINB.—The President has'
just appoi.lted a colored Chaplain for the
benefit of the black troops in South Caroli-
Thus these "innovations" go on to the
horror of the colorphobists.
xterLoolt out •for counterfeits l not only
of bank bills, but of everything truly Table
ble. Wo understand that even flioseindis
pensable articles, " Dr. Markley's Family
Medicines," are no exception to the rule.—
The imitation is pericetly worthlt;ss. The
pure medicines may bo had at Region's.
From Gen Burnside's Army
Knoxville Still in his Possession I
Cincinnati, Nov. 23.
Major general Foster has arrived hero and
will leave for Knoxville to-day.
The official advices from East Tennessee,
up to 11 o'clock yesterday morning. were en
couraging at that time. Firing at Knoxville
was heard by our extreme outposts from the
Cumherl nd Gap.
Adjutant Stanley, of the 12th Kentucky
Cavalry, arrived at Cumberland Gap yester
day, and brings hopeful news of the situation.
Burnside is will holding out, and notified
the citizens that he would certainly hold
The Rebel force opposing liim is estitnat
ed nt 36,000.
lincxville is not closely invested, the ene
my having withdrawn from the south side of
the river, and we forage there.
The artillery fighting on the 19th and 20th
was very severe. The enemy sustained hen
vy loss.
13 rig. Gen. Saunders, who wri9 wounded at
Campbell's Station, a few days ago, has since
died. Col. Woßord was slightly wounded.
The Commercial slys, the withdrawal of
the enemy from the south side of Knoxville,
is si!nificant of a decisive repuls ,, . Burn
side is holding Knoxville under instructions
from Grant, and it is not to be supposed,
therefore, that the forces under Thomas,
Hooker and Sherman arc wastin , their time
during these momentous days. We are in
hourly expectation of receiving intelligence
of the most important, character.
From the Army of the Potomac
Washington, Nov. 23.
The Star says: It is not known in official
circles here. that the Army of the Potomac
has moved, nor is it expected that it will
move to-clay. The Star of this morning also
intimates that Gen. Thomas k about taking
advantage of Gen. Longstreet's movements
against Burnside.
Latest From tho Army of the Cum-
CHATTA NCOGA, Nov. 23, I P 53.
7o H. IV. /Thileek, Commander-in-Chic/':
Yesterday, at half
,Tfst 12 o'clock, Gens.
Granger's and Palmer's Corps, supported by
Gen. Howard, were advanced directly in
front of our fortifications, drove in the ene
mies pickets and carried his first line of rifle
pits between Chattanooga and Carter's creek.
We captured 0 commissioned officers and
about one hundred enlisted men Our loss
was aborit 111 men to-day. Gen. Honker
in command of Geary's division of the 12th
corps, Ousterhaus' division of the 15th corps,
and two Brigades of the l•Ith co ps, carried
the northern slope of Imokout mountain
with small loss on our side, and a loss to the
enemy of 500 or GOD prisoners. The killed
and wounded are not reported. There has
been continuous fighting from 12 o'clock
until al' or nightfall, but our troops have
gallantly repulsed the enemy in every at
tempt to retake the position. Gen. Sherman
crossed the Tennessee river before daylight
this mo:ning, at the mouth of South Chick
amauga, with three divisions. of the 15th
corps, one division of the 13th e'nps, and
carried the nort het n extremity of Missionary
ridge. Our success. so far, has been com
plete, and the behavior of the troops admi
rable. TEIOM A S, Maj. Gem
Second Despatch.
To F. N. HA
The fight to-day has progressed favorably.
Gen. Sherman ca: tied the end of Missionary
ridge, and his right is now at the Tunnel
and hi.; left at Chattanooga creek. The
troops from Lookout Valley carried the point
of the mountain, and now hold the eastern
slope and the point high. r up. I cannot
the wount of .mautlltie,s,_ buLant
loss is not heavy. Gen. Hooker reports 2000
prisoners, besides which a small number
have fallen into our hands from Missionary
ridge. U. S. GRANT,
Major Oenrral.
Fottin an Cattniti Mantis.
SAD ACM D ENT. —A Yount' Woman
Badly Burned.—On 'Tuesday evening last,
about 7 o'clock, a young woman named
ANNIE JACKSON, residing with Mrs. JOHN
HUM tuft, on West Louther street, met with
a severe and almost fatal accident. She was
sitting by the stove, when her clothes, by
some means, caught fire, and were burning
some time before she was aware of it. On
perceiving her situation, she rushed scream
ing into the yard, when her cries brought
some persons to her assistance, who succeed.
ed in extinguishing the flames, but not until
she was burned in a most shocking. manner.
At last accout ts, she was still in a critical
burg Nws, of Saturday last, says—On Sun
day morning last our citizens were startled
with the sad intelligence that Mr. John Fry,
a citizen of this place, had died suddenly
from the effects of taking an over dose of
laudanum. Mr. Fry had, for some days pre
viously, been suffering from Neuralgia, and,
as he thought, had frequently found tempo
rary relief from taking the above medicine.
On Saturday he took a large dose, and im
mediately fell asleep, from which he never
DED SOLDIFICS.—We are requested by the
ladies of The Mite Society of Carlisle, to an
nounce that they contemplate holding a Fair
in Rheem's Hall, during the Holidays, for
the benefit of our sick and wounded sol.
diers. They earnestly ask the
of our citizens, both in town and country, by
contributions of money, fancy articles, .Lc.
Butter and eggs would be peculiarly accep
table, from the people of the country. All
contributiMis may be sent to the following
Places before that time: To the stores of
Messrs. Byer; Eby, Conlyn. and Irvine.
Gardner, a professor in the New York Med
ical College, recently read a paper before the
Academy of Medicine on "rhe Hygiene of
'the Sewing Machine," in which he claimed
that the latter was the great boon of the
Nineteenth century to the women of Chris
tendom and of the world ; that' it had em
phatically manunz Wed the white slave, and,
in the course of his able essay, he showed
that, for the preservation and promotion of
health, the Wheeler & Wilson, on acemint of
the manner in which it is operated, is vastly
preferable to any other. .Gentleman select
ing. handsome presents , for their, wives,
daughters, sisters, mothers, sweethearts,
any one else in Whose health they feel an in
terest, should bear this in mind..
For Sale at Railroad office Carlisle Pa:
MORE TROOPS.—The Perry County
Freeman says—We have already published
Gov. Curtin's Proclamation, calling upon
the people of Pennsylvania to enlist in the
service of the United States, under the call
of the President, so that the quota of our
State (38,268,) may be made up before the
sth of January next, and a draft be avoided.
The quota for Perry has not yet been an
nounced. Measures should be taken t 6 raiso
these new levies at once. Remember that
the Congress to assemble on the first of next
month, may raise the commutation fee of
those who hereafter shall be drafted.
What can be done to raise Volunteers in.
this county? Let our prom: tient citizens
devise some feasible plan.
Veterans who re-enlist will receive $402
bounty, and cue month's advance pay; and
others, $:l02 bminty, and one month's pay
in advance. Further information can be
obtained from the Provost Marshals of the
various counties.
Col. R. M. Henderson, of Carlisle, is th©
Provost Marshal fur this (Perry, Cumberland
and York) district. lle will he happy to
answer all inquiries touching the matter of
raising volunteers. •
It EsuLT oF CUR losurr.— A. fatal acoi-
dent occurred at tiettysburg, on Friday
which should prove a w rniu against the
handling of dangi . frons missiles. A gentle
man named Williams, of Philadelphia, at-,
tempted to remove the contents from a bomb
shell, when it exploded, blowing off both hieP
hands, and shattering one arm to the shoul
der. A portion of tha shell also struck a...
boy who wits stamling near, killing him.
almost instantly. Physicians amputated the
shattered arm of Williams, but he died di
reetly afterwards. Williams had gone to
Gettysburg to [IA e home the body of his son,
who had b :en killed in the battle there.—
Through curiosity he also lost his life, and
his remains ace nnpanie.l those of the son to.
their late home.
ttE!„..L.MAN'y FAum Ells throughout the
counts nor desire t butcher their Own stock
—that is the stook they have raised or fat
tened on their farms— and in that way dis—
pose of it. To all such we would say, keep
an account of the lumber killed and the
dates between which you kill and sell, in
such a way as you can be rptallfte I that your
account is correct, and after you have all
slaughtered and sold, make your return to
the Assistant Assessor of your district, nal
der oath. It is almost impossible for ABBl9-
taut Assess its to go throttg.h their respective
districts a el get llmthly Rs tunts from alt
farmers who may kill au I sell cattle, hogs,
or sheep which they have raised themselves
and who do not make a business of it. Such
pees iris do not need a license, unless they
sell $l,OOO worth. But they are bound to
pay 20 cents per 1201,1 for cattle over eighteen
months 01 , 1, 5 cents for all under eighteen
months old, t; cents for each hog and 3 Ceuta ,
for each sheep.
man proposed in Congress, you remember,.
the substitution of tea for coffee in the army,
and toll the people that the soldiers would'
welcome the change. A tolerably fair speci
men of theoretical, stay-at-home wisdom, but
not. worth the Sabbath day's journey of the
giteen of Sheba to look Rt. Why, coffee is
their true aqua vitx; their solace and main
stay. When a boy cannot drink his coffee
you may be sure he has done drinking alto
gether, On a march, no sooner is a halt or
dered than little tire , begin to twinkle along
the line; they make entree in five minutes,
drink it in three, take a drill at a hard crack
er and are refreshed. Our comrades from
"der Rhine" will squat phlegmatically any
where, even in line of battle. No sooner
has the storm swept to some other part of
the field than the kettles begin to boil, and
amid stray bullets and shattered shell they
take great swallows of heart and coffee to-
[The Germantown Telegraph's recipe for
curinr , beef or pork, has been published in
these columns again and again, though not
for several years past. It is, without doubt,
the best recipe for curing meat extant, and
is just now in season :]
To one gallon of water, take 1,1 lbs. of
silt, t lb. of sugar, a 07.. of saltpetre, I oz.
of potash.
In this ratio the pickle to be increased to
any quantity desired. Let these be' boiled
together, until all the dirt from the sugar
rises to the top and is skimmed off. Then
throw it into a tub to cool, and when cold,
pour it over your beef or pork, to remain the
canal time. say four or five weeks. The
meat must be well covered with pickle, and
should not be put down for at least two days
after killing, during which time it should be
slightly sprinkled with powdered saltpetre,
which removes all the surface blood, &c.,
leaving the meat fresh and clean.
Some omit boiling the pickle, and find it
to answer well ; though the opere,tent of
boiling purifies the pickle by tbrAing of
the dirt always to be found in salt and sugar.
If this receipt is properly tried, it will
never be abandoned. There is none that
surpasses it, if so good. Germantown Tele
Monroe Teachers Institute
Met agreeably to adjournment, in School
house No. 6. (Domiick's) at 9 A. M. Nov.
14th. Officers and leachers all present.—
Minutes of last meeting adopted
Selections were read by Mr. M. Berreheim
er, livils of Ignorance," and Miss Kato
Gleim, "Arts of Pence."
After considerable interchange of opinions
and di . vossion of the subject, the following
Order of 'Business" was adopted for future
meetings of the Institute, viz : Morning, Ist.
Roll call. 2nd , Reacting Minutes, Srd , Report
of Committees, 4th., Uufitiished Business,
sth., Reading Selections, 6th., Class drills.
- Afternoon, 7th., Lecture, Bth,
9ili.ilT&iiity';'lotll; New Business, 11th., Li
brarians Report.
Afternoon session, J. TT. Sehriver, lectured
on "Mental Development," after which st,
ohms was formed and drilled on
SP. Goodyear Orthography was discussed
by Goodyear Eberly, Shriven and
Sehriver exemplified his practice_hy a eta's.
drill The use of elate and black board in
teaching this subject was generally recomend=
ed. An Essay "Edneation of ;Youth," was
read by J. B. Boyer. It evinced much
thought. The following appointments were
made for' next meeting P. A.' Plank to . .read
Selection ; J. A. Eberly, _Class-drill ; in Read
ing, S. P. Goodyear, Eecture, Beiltheim.
er, Class drill in Arithmetic, Miss. Carrie 3.
Ewalt, Essay.