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Cone' authority and loyal State Governments
may be re-et.t 'Wished within the said States
or in any of them ; and while the too le pt, -
eentel is the best Vie Excoutive can ring
gest with his present impressions, it milsi
not be understood that no other possible
mode would be acceptable.
Given under my hand at the city of \Nash•
ington, the eighth day of December, A. I?
one thousand eight hundred old sixty-three,
and of the Independence of the United State,
of America the eighty eighth.
By the President:
Wm. H. Stovnav, Secretary of State
Friday, December 18, 1863.
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THE PENNSYLVANIA CANAL.—It le stated
that the Pennsylvania railroad company have
decided to widen and deepen the canal as far
es Huntingdon, in order to facilitate and oc
oommodate the coal trade, to pass boats of
two hundred and fifty tons burthen. It is
believed, if this were done, that the ooal trade
centering there would give employtnent to
twenty-five boats daily.
To SCLIOOL DIRECTORS.—We see by the
School Journal that immediately after, the an
nual appointment of teachers in each district,
the Secretary of the Board for the district is
required to send a written list of their names,
and the schools to which they have been re
spectively appointed, to the proper County
Superintendent, with a notice of the day up•
on _which the•enauing term of school, in the
district, will commence, and the termination
thereof, as directed by the Board.
ger A dreadful disaster occurred on the
Hudson River, near New York on Saturday
night, being the destruction of the well-known
steamboat Isaac Newton,• which has navigat
ed the river for ur wards of 18 years. The
accident, was (mused by the explosion of one
of the boilers, the coals scattered from the
furnace then setting fire to the boat, which
was entirely consumed. The scenes on the
bbat were, of course, very terrible. Fortu
nately, however, not many lives were lost.
THE THREE HUNDRED DOLLAR EXEMPTION_
The Washington correspondent of the Philo
delphia Ledger writers :
The bill in favor of striking the $3OO ex
emption clause from the enrollment act is al
most certain to pass, though some little op.
position from the democratic side is antici
paled. The republicans, however, are do•
termined that the government shall have ell
the men it can possibly get for the proscou
Lion of the war, and as the rescinding of the
money clause is the only sure method of se
curing the greatest number of men, they pill
vote in pretty solid column, to have the same
SPIRIT OF THE YOUNG LADIES OF 1R63. On
Tuesday morning last, during the severe
storm, several young holies entered on of the
oars running through Uuivereity Place on
their way to school. An old and respectable
looking aolored woman entered the cars at
the Immo time. The conductor stopped the
oar and ejected her from it. The young la
dies, in their indignation nt this outrage, at
once left the car in a body, and walked to
their school, one of the best in the city.—
T4ey arrived late, but on relating the cause
of their detention, they received, as they de
served, the praises of the principal and of
their teachers.—N. Y. Evening Pos I.
DE` A number of gentlemen, some very
respectable, as well as otherwise, who have
not learned much lately, ,and forgott.en that
She world moves, had a very pleasant meeting,
no doubt, at Cincinnati, a short time ago, and
nominated GEOUGH B. McCLELLAN for the
Presidency! We have never seen it elated of
what number this meeting consisted, but we
supposed it was quite as numerous as the
celebrated meeting of the three tailors who
met in London, and dignified their proceed
ings with "wo the people of London," &o
Tho aforesaid meeting could not agree as to
who should be the candidate for Vice Presi
dent, but they were kind enough to leave that
for another meeting, We do not know a
more appropriate candidate than Vallandig
ham, and we suggest his name as one who
has already been endorsed by the Democrat.
io State Convention which nominated Woou
By the way, we hear, it stated on good au
thority that Judge Woodward is not at all
pleased with the kind of an endorsement,
which Gen McClellan gave, or with the time
it was given. A man who is so slow in poli
tico and military movements is not fit to be
Gov. Coma has issued "General Order
No. 48," calling upon the people of Pennsyl
vania to raise their quota of 300,000 soldiers
Oalled for, by vJluntoering He also states
that when practscablo old regiments will be
returned to that State to be recruited; volt'''_
teen; will be under the control of the Govern
or until ready to bo Sent to their regiments;
premiums of $26 for veterans and $l6 fur
new recruits, will bo paid recruiting otlicers;
eolunteers, furnished by towns, eat , will be
credited od the draft ; complete companies of
infantry will be raised for regiments that have
not the full number of company organiza.
bons.;. colored_..volunteers _will-be- accepted;
for colored regiments, and credited on the
draft; camps of rendezvous will be established
in various localities ; veterans who enlist will
receive one month's pay in advanoo and a
bounty and premium of $402 others than
,veterans will receive one month's pay in a I
vance and a bounty and premium of $302
The Governor soya: "The elicit time now ,
remaining, within which to fill the quota u t
the Btate by enlistments, and thus avoid the
impending draft, admonishes the loyal chi
sons of the importance of provi ling by 10041
boubttes, the stroni;sstinduconehis to Colon
teens. of win r Sinter, by this
Menne, are seducing from l'etair)lvtiuni the
able bodied wen who 'should replenieti her
Own regiments. Poun.ylvania, with a dello
leney less. proportionate.y than any adj teem
Commonwealth, thould uhow,'by hoe prompt,
noes and alicrity, now, her to to
lain the bigh.po•ition - ehe has heretofore, nod
still,oceupies Mang her sitt,er States, in con
tributing to suppress this rebellion.--llarris
THE PRESIDENT S MESSAGE.
The Philadelphia Pres.?, in alluding to the
Message 01 Presitb-mt Liso t. 14, uses the fol
lowing just and appropriate language: The
Piesident's Message will satisfy the country.
It is worthy of the people, and the time.—
Mr. LINCOLN has, beyond all question, the
powt.r of dealing with grand subj,cts in no
ble simplicity, and the unusual merit of di
vesting statesmanship of its mystery, and
truth of its disguise. Perhaps more candid
than any statesman of his time, certainly as
hottest and straightforward as any, he never
fails to convince even his enemies of his
sincerity, and in this message must succeed
in convincing all loyal men of his wisdom
It is a document which briefly and exhaust
ively rehearses the events of the year, fully
states the condition of the country, our rela
tions with Foreign Powers, the progress of
the war, and treats with masterly power of
the vital principles of the contest.. But it
might have possessed all this merit, and yet
have disappointed the expectations of loyal
men ; it has satisfied them because, in addi
lion, it contains that for which the country
has patiently waited and anxiously longed—
a practical plan for the restoration of the
, rebellious States to their privileges in the
Union. This is the great merit of the mes
sage. This is one of the crolin,g glories
of Mr. Lincoln's Administration. We may
pass by, for the present, all that he says of
foreign treaties, domestic' prosperity, and
military victory. It is sufficient for the sat
isfaction of all loyal men that ho has solved
the problem of peace.
There are three sentences in the Presi
dent's message which should be written in
letters of gold : " The crisis which threaten
ed to divide the friends of the Union is
past." " I shall not return to slavery any
person who is free by the terms of the Proc
lamation or by fitly act of Congress." I '
proclaim full pardon to all who solemnly
swear to henceforth faithfully support, pro
tect and defend the Constitution of the U.
Staley, and the Union of the States thereun•
der." The first of these is the truth upon
which all our hopes are based ; the second
is a sublime declaration that henceforth
freedom is the law of the Republic; the third
is a noble appeal which, it seems to us, can•
not fail to show.the.suffering people..of.the_
South that it is Mailpon them that tho United
States makes war, but upon the crimes of
their leaders, and the cruelty of their rebeh
lion. The last two truths, indeed, strength.
en and sustain the first', for the crisis is
past, when the President can thus decree by
the will of the people the abolition of slavery,
and at the same time offer full pardon to
the men,' who, to protect slavery, attempted
to destroy the Government.
The order the President has made is the
most generous, the most magnanimous, that
ever lawful ruler made t criminal insur
gents. Magnanimity could go no further ;
conciliation could grant no more. Upon
conditions the easiest to fulfill, and the least
humiliating to accept, ho has offered the
people of the South, no limited and imper
fect pardon, but absolute and entire forgive•
ness. He has guarantied to them every
right they formerly possessed, insured them
their olden equality with the people of Penn
sylvania and Massachusetts, asked them to
return to their allegiance, not as men dis
graced, but to reassume, with honor, the
proud positions they bad forfeited. The
oath they must take to obtain this full pit.-
don is one so carefully and delicately word.
ed that every loyal man, from the humblest
laborer to the highest officer of the Govern.
ment, might take it without feeling that it
implied censure of his pact action or doubt
of his future course. This noble Proclarna
tion of Pardon is the counterpart of the
Proclamation of Emancipation ; together
they will be recorded in history as embodi
ments of the justice and the mercy of the
loyal men of the United States. If Mr. LlN
nt the beginning of the war, seemed
Co be one of those fortunate men who had
greatness thrust upon them, he has since
shown the higher power to achieve greatness
by unsurpassed fidelity to a national trust
and comprehension of a world's revolution.
If we had ever despaired of success, we
could no longer despair, now that we have
read this calm and earnest message, which
itself so quiet and firm, must kindle a new ,
enthusiasm for the cause. It is principle';
right, liberty, that is the soul of the Presi
dent's message. He has not gone back one
inch. He has given shape and thought to
the inspiration of the people. In reading
his plain, firm, but singularly gentle words,
we imagine a man who bends but does not
tremble beneath the burden of the fate of a
continent. We read in this solemn mes
sage the integrity of our chief magistrate ;
the resolution of the American people to
maintain, in spite of all that is past or to
come, the Union ; their enmity to slavery
as the foe of the Union ; their confidence in
their own power ; their trust ii humanity,
and their faith in A mighty God.
IIEENIN VS EINa —The celebilmed
ht ween J , hn C Heenan. of this city, and
Thomas &lag, of liugl.iud, has in all prob
ability been fought to day, and interest will
be on the oonetant alert in this country, until
the details of the battle shall have reached
us. The betting has stood about 100 to 70
on Heenan, and King's friends have accept
'ed all wagers. Both men are tall, with power
ful frames and muscular development, and
sporting men in lsis city think Heenan will
have no child's play. In a reoent letter from
Heenan, he was very confident of '•whipping
his man, when he I ill i . ll 18 to have a shy wilt
Mace for the Deli." The siea wiii, h leave,
LIV , IIIOI 10 rilOrro , . nuJ will IJ.O 11140 1,1 . 0 •1
how the 21-c will bring Cite lull pie tic:Ante
and un,il then t 3 uutb but e‘itkicieincii . 0 cli
prevail, in ihe 01 - 1.‘ , 1100 of . .11j 111111 g 1 Otollliti
Parr lasly, and way the b.- 111/111 IRII
Arcu. l'udr Express ri.h
AII,IBIIIN correspowlimi f 1 erilicinnall
zeoie f.r 'lat. 11.1lowittg : •
!mop,' the - opm'. do ) .ot ti tow,lnot mode hj
Ltiogfellow, the poet. Voting Mr Lug
worth of Ittor.eit.., being introdueed to hull.
two e one preeent ; reworked op w the silo
iloryi el the firm - eyllahle of the twotWitie.
Yee,' said the poet, bin in alit oeae L fe.t.t
L'ope's line will apply :
'• Wu, th makes the wen, the. Want of it, the.
The Richmond Prisoners-- Sonth-
The E luirer of the 23d thinks that the
cessation in exchanges has arisen from the
offensive conduct of the Union Commissioner,
Meredith. who, it, says, turns out to be only a
subordinate, and asserts that a new corres
pondenoe has been opened with his superior,
Gen. Hitchcock. It says, 2,100 prisoners
have been sent to Danville, and no more wi I
go there for the present. Those remaining in
Richmond number 11,600. The Examiner
makes a long story and a great sensation out
of the alleged plot of our prisoners to destroy
the Government works in Richmond, and
burnthe city, aided by General Foster, who,
as our renders know, has gone to East Ten
nesse. The same paper is shocked because
five balls aro advertised at Richmond, when
flour is $125 a barrel A correspondent of
the Examiner says the country between Mobile
and Columbus, Ga., is groaning under the
weight of immense corn and wheat crops.—
The people of Amherst county, Virginia, are
groaning about their crops in a different way.
The Impressment agent has served a notice on
all the farmers of the county to deliver to him
for army use all of their wheat, potatoes,
peas, beans, sot., which are not required for
their !amities, to be_ptrid - for in Confederate
money according to the schedule of October,
1862 The Georgia Legislature have adopted
resolutions pledging the State anew to fight
ing far secession to the last. Bishop Elliott,
of Georgia, recently preached a sermon at
Savannah. urging death in the last ditch
rather than submission to the "infidel fanat
ics" of the North.
The Campaign in the Southwest.
The campaign in the Southwest has ended,
and it cannot be expected that a new one will
be commenced until Spring. When General
Grain first arrived at Chattanooga, he found
ten thousand dead and disabled mules there,
'and the animals r'enntining were living upon
one quarter the usual amount of corn. The
army was in almost as bad a conitlon. It
was in the face of such terrible obstacles that
he won his splendid victory. But it is ex
pecting altogether too much to hope for an
immediate advance into tho heart of Georgia
in the month of December. There is, how
ever, work which min be done before the sea
son closes, and General Grant will do it well.
Ile will, doubtless, attend to General Long
tree at - once, and then he will prepre for a
descent upon the enemy - . Whether It can be
made in the winter or not remains to be seen,
but the enemy has to guard a dozen points,
any ono of which it is in the; power of Gener
al Grant io pounce upon without warning.—
ll'ashi:ty ton Correyondettee of Ma N. F. .14'ven.
Another •.Morlitbr'' Misfortune.
The " Weehawken" Sinks at Iler .Iloortnjs Ojf
Morris Island—Thirty Lures Lost --'.,Vaine.yVf
the qpicers Drowned, Ete.
UNITED STATES TRANSPORT "FULTON," OYY
COARLESTON, Leo. 8, 1803.—At two o'clock
on Sunday afternoon, while a furious wind
prevailed from the Northwest, the ironclad
Wee/tuteken, lying at the entrance of Charles
ton harbor, went down at her anchorage;
went suddenly, swiftly and unaccountably to
the bottom, and carried with her, to a horrible
death beneath the waves, four of her engineers
and twenty-six of her crew.
Names of the Engineets Lost,
New Vona', Dee 12,—The engineers lost
on the Monitor Weehawken were probably the
following:—F. llorlio, J. B. Allen, 11. W.
Merrier', and A. Mitchell. The lattet is
known to have perished. Mr. Young anoth.
er engineer, was saved.
The Weehawken Les in five fathoms of wa
ter, but it is expected that she can be a`itined.
Iler loss is said to have boon caused by neg
Joct and bad management No accurate list
of the bat has been received.
Refusal of the Rebels to Receive
Supplies for Uuion Prisoners.
ANOTHER INSTANCE OF THEIR DAR
BALTIMORE, Dm 13 —The following dis
patch was received here this morning:
FORT MONROE, DM 12,1883.
To C. C. Fulton, Editor of the Baltimore
Please give notice that the Confederate au
thority decline receiving any more packages
or provisions for the Uuton prisoners, so that
parties . interested may refrain from forward
tug any more goods to this point.
BENJ. F. BUTLER.
M.aj. Uou. Commanding
The Rev. Mr. Torrence, who went to City
Point with Dr. Clement C. Barclay, of Phil
adelphia, returned this morning Be had
an interview with Captain (latch, who was
Bent from Richmond to meet him. lie in
formed him of the above decision of the , re
bel Government, and gave as the reason
therefor, what they alleged to be an impffia
tion of their honor by the press and Gov
ernment authority, that they were not de
livering the goods forwarded in good faith
to the prisoners, and asserted that, of his
own knowl , dge, the officers in the Libby
prison, trout the immense supplies they had
received, could set a table from their stores
in hand, equal to any hotel in the United
States. Ile rid itted that there had been
Bottle irregularities in the supplies at one time
hut that the officer who bad been guilty of
neglecting the pit-Driers had been promptly
removed and punished. A- to the bad eon
dim!) tit ilie prisoners returned to Annapo
h-, he stud !lint !hay were extreme cases tit
consumption and that it wire a grave error on
the port of the authorities to have allowed
such pisoners to return. For the present
nothing would be received but letters and en
closures of money, and that Southern money
had better be sent.
-refugee-from Richmond arrived.
within our lines, furnishes the ibire - Wing es
timate of the present force of Lee's army;
Ewell's Corps, now oommanded by Early.
twenty to twenty one thouSan'd infantry and
six batteries of artillery-; A. P. Hill's Corp,
twenty thousand infantry and five hat pries
Qt !al ; Stu We cavalry, eight thousand
onv 'lumen and two bat.' ode.' of Hying nrlil 7
I. ry orating in all forty one thousand infan
tr). eight I housand cavalry, and seventy eight
tlidr► , few &Aye a t i,u a man died near
Fregieries.bura Lebaugn ( ogguggiy, who had
been .born ui L gneasier windy resided a
u l'a•er'ef years in Diuphin • county died in
L ghanon county. alggraiye lived in the
-awe no re. The tig'guse is et ill standing and
is cover 4 with one of the old.fashioned stile
roods' The expiating ion of MO it, that when
he wag born, Lebanon Was a Part of Lacinas' .
ter ocuniy, , Daupliiti, includgug Lebanon, wait
subsequently. out off of Lancast er,.and subse•
quent to.ittat Lebanon was made a separate
lIFIADQUARTERS Pt6NN'A. MILITIA
11All1l181 - Itllig, Dec. 10, 1863.
GENERAL ORDEItB, I .
The President of the United StateS hav
ing, by his communication of the 9th inst.,
in response to propositions submitted to hint,
relating to the recruiting service in Penn.
sylvauia, under the call of October 17th ul
timo, for 300;000 men approved of so much
thereof as is comprised under the billowing
points : It is ordered.
That the recruitment of Volunteers for
the various regiments now in the field, will
conducted accordingly, viz:
1. Details for recruiting service in the
State, will be made of officers of Pennsylva
nia regiments in the field, whose terms of
service expire in 1864. To facilitate the re
cruitment of quotas, such appointments, of
officers in the field, will be made by the Go
vernor where practicable, on the recommen
dation of duly tuthorized committees repre
senting cities, borough and townships, to re
cruit. for their several localities. These recom
mendations should not, however, be made
indiscriminately, but with due regard to the
character of the person named, and his abil
ity to perform the important duties of the
11. When practicable, old regiments will
be returned to the State to be recruited.
111. The volunteers who shall be enlisted
will remain under the control of the Gover
nor at such camps or rendezvous, and under
such commanders as he may designate, and
until ready to be stint to their regiments, to
accordance with General Orders No. 75, of
IV. Prem irons not exceeding twenty-five
dollars for veterans, and fifteen dollars for
new recruits, will he paid to ollicers detail
ed for recruiting service, from regiments in
the field, when th-t recruits are accepted by
the United States. Payment to be made by
Lt. Col. Bomford, U. S. A., Acting Assis
tant Provost Mar.hal General.
V. Volunteers furnished by cities or other
localities will be duly credited on the draft
fixed for January 5, 186-I; and also "all
such volunteer as may have been mustered
into the service of the United States, since
the draft, the number , o credited to be 'de
ducted from the' proportion of the quota as
signed the State under recent call." infor
mation regarding the quotas of counties,
cities, townships and wards, can be Irroc•ur
ed on application to the respective District
VI. Authority will be given to officers de
tailed fur recruiting service from regiments
in the field, to raise complete companies id
inllantry, to be sent to such regiments in the
field ns have less than their proper number
of company organizations.
Colored volunteers - for-the---colored—
regiments of Pennsylvania, will be accepted
as a part of the quota, and also such as have
been mustered into the Nervice of the United
States since the draft. to be credited to cit
ies or other localities on their proportion of
the State's quota under rocent call.
VIII. Camps of rendezvous ttiil be estab
lished at proper localities. in clmrg
mandants and skillful isurgewia, to he ap
pointed by the Gcvermir.
IX. To every recruit who is a il.'enta
Yob/Weer, as,thifitied iit Clet.eral Orders of
tho War Department If June 25, 1;303, No.
191, for recruiting Veteran Volunteers, one
month's pay in advance, and a bounty and
premium of $402, and to all oilier recruits,
not , veterarts, accepted and enli,Lted t re
quired in e;ki,ating orders, one month's pay
in advance, and, in adihtnic, IL bounty and
premium of $302 will be paid.
The short time now remaining, within
which to fill 1 , 5 e quota of the State by enlist
ments. roaill'ius avoid the impending. draft,
admonishe,, tho loyal citizens of the impor
trince of providing, by local bounties, the
stroncrest inducements to volunteers.—Mu
nicipalities of other States, by this means,
are seducing from Pennsylvania the able
bodied men who should repleni,h her own
regiments. Pennsylvania, with a delleieney
le,s, proportionately, than any adjacent Com
monwealth, should show by her promtness
and alacrity, now, her ability to maintain
the high position she has heretofore, and
still occupies among her sister States, in con
tributinvo suppress this rebellion.
By order of A. 0. CURTEC,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
A. L. RussiF:Lt„
Adjutant General of Pennsylvania
THURSDAY, Dice 10 —The railroad from
Bridgeport to Chattanooga is not expected to
be in running order• for weeks. The troops
nro receiving their much wieeded outfits of
etothing and blankets for the winter. Gen.
Elliott now commandi the Cavalry Corps of
the Department of the Cumberland. The
railroad from Chattanooga to Atlanta crues
es the Chickamauga twenty two times.
A large batch t.f prisoners from Chatta
nooga, numbering two thousand one hundred
and thirty, passed through Indianopolis, on
Monday, en route for Bock Island. Twelve
hundred more were expected there on Tues
day.—A number of Rebel officers, to the
amount of one hundred and thirty, mostly
captured from Maj. Geri. Breckinridge's lit
vision, also passed through Indianapolis, on
their way to Johnson's Island.
' Gen. Chalmer's fight with the Federal fore•
es under Col. Hatch resulted in a repulse of
his men They captured two negroe pickets
of the 2d Tennessee, whom they hung The
negro's retaliated by throwing the Rebel
wounded into the river, dragging them with
ropes around their necks, and refusing to
touch them with their hands. The fight last•
ed four hours near Mocsow, Tennessee.
A daring act of piracy was perpetrated on
hoard the Chesapeake. about twenty miles
north of Cape Cod. on Sunday last., while the
vessel was on the way from New York to
Portland. Tho steamer was taken possession
of by a gang of SiXlee desperadoes, who mar
tiered one of her otlieers and threw his hotly
overholtrd and wounded several other of the
ittlitiers. After ot.erpowering the crew, the
CtPt. wn- put in irons and t tie p ts-engers no
'died tel they were pri-oners of war to the
Bohol Government- festerdELY worr lug the
rebels put into Partidge !blond in St John's
Harbor, where they landed the crew and of
fieers—except ono of the engineers—who are
now at St. John's, N B Another vessel waft
seen alongside of the Chesapeake, was sup
posed to be supplying her with coal. The
Gunboat Agawam left. Portland lost evening
and the Miami started from Now Yord in
pursuit of the pirates, and should they sue
coed in overtaking them, it is to be hoped that
'the punishment awarded to pirates and tour•
derers on the high sens--banginguinY be
meted out to them.
FRIDAY, Deo. .I.—Repel accoonts from
Tennessee to the 7-th lust confirm the report
of Longstreet's defeat at Knoxville.. The
reasons iissigned Or this result are •`heavy
reititorcetnents t•oing received by ,litirnsitle,”
and •forged orders recalling 4ndersoo'a
gade" flow the assault, Of course! The
bol loss is rot down nt six hundred.' Long
street's forces ••fell back to Marristown, whe e
a .41).11,1 svitrpr o b a bly ns• wade, Morristown
is 14 Granger county, 'Tennessee. tin the E isi
T 1111.4NY0 VII 411114 11, hilly', fo. ty -two
in•les Ilion Kt oxvillo The 11 , •bele ore
esoploy's.d• t❑ repotting the uaulr,utd •DSVOI . ,
brid,les on its line kitten% been din
aesiroyeil- , . .. •
()perm' ne et,Chae!eston ere still progree ,
ing . repertory to the grund attack viditeh, it
to hoped Will plane it in our Poeseunion lndote
Cliristafs. Ammuni. recei•e.l to the Bth to •
edam, threugh; the. Richmond paprre. out
that 0..0. Gillmore has ceased hie lire . 01,
Heaver, and erecting new battorien and alter
lag the old once. • One of the.Monitorn 11,;6
timber word around her eidea to.prutelot. het'
from torpedoev;" - • "
The Army of the Potomac is perfectly
quiet. No demonstrations have been made
since ih.• tith instant, when a vecommossance
silts made to Madison Uturt,House, which
resulted in establishing the fact that no Reb
el force exists in that quarter. Some anx•
iety is felt in the army as to whom is to be
the successor of General tueade, it being be
lieved, apparently, that he is not to continue
in communed, although we have no official
information of his removal. The choice as
to his successor is said to lie between Gen
erals [looker and Thomas. The pickets of
both armies are friendly, and the bushwack
ereare plenty. The army is to be reorgan•
The A innesty Proclamation of President
Lincoln, is already being practically enfor
ced, and promises good results. The Hon.
B. W. Gantt, of Arkansas, for a time one of
the leaders of the rebellion, but who has
seen his error, and counsels the people of
his State to return to their allegiance, has
been exempted by the President from the
penalty of treason he incurred by accepting
the office of Brigadier General in the Rebel
army, and is reinstated in all his rights of
property, excepting those relating to slaves.
The question has already arisen whether
the Rebel prisoners in our hands under the
rank of Colonel may not avail themselves of
the amnesty o i ffered by President Lincoln in
his proclamation. It is believed that three
fourths of the Rebel prisoners now held by
us will gladly accept the terms of amnesty
if it includes them, and the question thus
becomes one of much importance.
SA9Taney, Dec. 12.—Advices received
from the Arnifof the . Potomac states 'that
we occupy the same position precisely as
before the advance The report that Gen.
Lee has thrown a force across the Rapidan
3 incorrect. That it is the intention to keep
our army in its present position, unless un
foreseen circumstances arise, seems to be
settled. The long continuance of clear
weather before New Year's is said to lie
generally a precursor of storms and rains,
and the men are busily engcged in building
comfortable winter quarters. A rumor pre
vailed in the army on Thursday that Gen.
Lee hail, under a Ilan-of-truce forwarded a
request to General .Nleade for an armistice
of three months duration.
The estitnate for clothing for the nrmy for
the next fiseal year is fifty-eight millions of
dollars. The engineer department estimates
five millions and a third as required for for
tilieations tor the year ending in June, 1865
Late amil interesting extracts from south
ern jo moils, painting in gloomy colors the
present condition of the Confederacy'," and
ndinittomi the brilliant future of this Gov
ernment are given elsewhere. The Rich
mond press say that if Ex Governor Pratt,
or this Siam, takes the oath of allegiance in
_the 11,01e1.-th)VNroup_:lo. , ,
if he does not, he !oust return. The Rich-
En q ttireryi em and s-that the permission
granted to our Government to send-- prot.'i
sions to the Uniomsoldiers in Rebel dun
geons 81111.11 be withdrawn. lu Georgia all
boys over fifteen years of age are to be coti
The Secretary of War asks for an appro
priation of $900,000 ha the benefit and sup
portgol tho Rebel prisoners now in our pus
Eotun anb 6nntp utters.
IlgA„ Tuesday next is the shortest day
cf the year.
Losi•.—About two weeks ago, a heavy
gold ring with 111,1,10111 C device on the plate.—
A reward of more than its inirinsic value
will be paid for its return to this office.
Wo have boon requested to publish
the proceedings of the Cumb Co. Teachers.
Associa.ion, but are reluctantly compelled to
postpone it fur the present, on account of the
unusual pressure upon our columns.
BARN BuaNT.—The barn bolonging
to Nlr. JAcoo KELLER, residing in Springfield,
thi9 county, woo destroyed by fire on Thurs•
day ast. We have not learned the origin of
PIRErTon.s. —R. M. Hender
son, 1)r. 'W. W. lide, John Zug, J. I). Gorgas,
R. Woodburn, Sidles Woodburn, M. Bricker,
John Swart, and James Logan, have Leen
elected Directors of the Carlisle Deposit Batik.
EVADE THE DitAFT.—We would call
the aiiention of Our citizens to Gov. CURTIN'S
general order No. 48. published in to day's
paper It suggests a practical way of avoid
ing the draft,. To our town council especial.
ly wou d we recommend ita provisions, who,
we believe, have now the matter under con
DESERTERS CAM URED.—thl Monday
last, Wm. Moudy and Edward Howard were
arrested by John E .rly, Assistant M rehal,
as deserters from the U. S army., On Wed
nesday they in company with a number of
others in the sawe predicament, left fur the
army of the Potomac where their cases will
will be considered.
DE9,_On Wednesday morning last, a
squad of six or seven rebels Finessed through
on their way to one of the forts. We under
stand they were captured in the Shenandoah
but are not informed how ro small
a body happened to be so far away from the
DEATH OF' A. CENTENARIAN.—Mrs,
CHM:MAN.\ Ca.ttpr , widow of Benj. Crain,
Esq,, deceased, aid mother of the lute Mrs.
Snout') W111)&11'101, in this borough, on
Monday evening last, at the advanced age
of nearly one hundred and one years, She
wa s, without doubt, the oldest resident of the
county. Had she lived mail Christmas day,
she would have completed her 101st year.
During her long We, she enjoyed most ex
cellent health. Although this venerable
-lady had but one child, her descendants,in
the third, fourth and fifth generations, are
very numerous,„ numbering eighty2me, as
10 Grand Children; 6 living, 4 dead
51 Great Grand Children, 40 " 11 "
19 Great grand children, 17 " 2 "
An hundred years ago i A score and a
half more than are allotted to the age of
WWI I During the century of her existence,
what stirring scenes she must have witnessed
and read •of I iiurn in the reign of Georve
ilte Sebutid, When our State was but an ap
petahuge to the British Government, at the
outbreak of Vie American Revolution she
was quite•a, yottog, woman, Sue also lived
to hear of the terrible see. es of the French
Revolution, of the.pulling down and setting .
opt binge, Et: perors, and Popes of the
partition and blotting out of na
tions', and of •th• wanton effnaion of human
blood. In our war of 1812, she was a
sedate matron, and although she lived to
hear of the commencement and progress of
this insane Rebellion, she did not witness
its close. 'Zilostpt the actors in those bloody
dramas have long since gone to their re-
ward, but she survived them all. Their'
lives were turbulent and eventful, her life
was calm and her death peace.
CHRISTMAS, MERRY CHRISTMAS /
Christmas, with its merry glee, its joys and
pres.-nts, is last approach'ing. On Wednes
day last, the schools were dismissed for the
holidays, thus allowing teachers and pupils
a short vacation. The stern Old Winter
King has made his advent, crowned with
sparkling frost-jewels and wielding his icy
sceptre, and we may now expect cold and
tempestous weather. Christmas is always a
season of cheerful greetings, merry makings,
and of fund remembrances.
Who does not remember the old stave we
used to sing in the days of our boyhood,
"Christmas comes hut earn n your.
But when St come:, it bringu gond cheer!"
Visions of gingerbread, mince-pies, roast
goose, and fat turkeys 1 Who does not re
member there 7 We sometimes envy the
happy urchins of the present day the glori
ous anticipations they must have of the ap
proaching festival, and although we are-now
almost in the " sere and yellow leaf," we can
heartily wish all our young readers, not for
getting the old folks, " a Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year•."
TIIE HOLIDAYS.—Out of doors we see
great preparations being made fur the Hol
iday's. The show windows are putting on
their best and brightest looks and each one
is trying in the attraction otierel to outdo
the other. Brilliant colors blend harmoni
ously ; profusion and richness meet you nt
every turn, and things of joy and beauty
contend for the place of prominence. Every
body expects to receive a Christmas present
and, of course, everybody intends to make
one, and nowhere can the taste be , to well
gratified as among the dealers of our town.
We would rider our friends to the adver
tising columns of the HERALD, where they
will Mid the necessary information as to the
whereabouts of all those good things which
Te:idto . mate the horiiayiswhaitl;ey should
-be, a - season of pleasure - amt -profit.
A GRACEFUL AND VALUABLE PRES
ENT.—If our readers who are now spending
money for holiday gifts will reflect a moment,
they will see the propriety of yit'iny things
of substantial and enduring value to the re
cipient. Of this character the most elegant
and acceptable article is the Sewing Ma
chine, awl the one to select, for a hundred
reasons that we might name, is the -Wheel
er & Wilson," The "Wheeler & Wilson" i:,
beyond a doubt, the best machine in exis
Wince. Wherever it has been exhibited in
competition it has come off victor ; thousands
of families endorse its unrivalled merits, and
numerous applications are made to the a
gent almost daily to caul/a/nue other machines
fur the M:heeler & Wilson, Person's, there
fore, who are buying machines for presents,
should go to JOHN CANSOPELL., at the Rail
road office and get the best.
NEW Music.—Uroui the popular pub
-li-hers,i-hers, ,Bea=rs. Oliver Ditaon Co., No. 277
Washington street Boston, we have received
the following New Music.
"Shadow Sot g"—Polka Itedowa, from
Meyerbeer's Dinorah, arranged by J. S.
Knight. z n inimitably sprightly and beau.
"The Swamp Angel" —Song, by Frank Wil
•' I; iltnoro Faye to point regard. My " A ogel soon
Oa ll eend her.
“Great thundering shells nut,' all the town, unless
3vu w 'Hurendur ”
'no Arkansas Traveller"—Song by "Mose
'Tony Pastors Combination Song." , A
medley composed of scraps from fifty songs.
" Maj. Gen. U. S Grant's Grand March,"
by Josef Gong.!.
Da The Hon. LAwHENcn McGuFris has
been appointed President Judge of the 17th
'Judicial District of this Slate, to fill the va
cancy caused by the election ofJudge Agnew
to the Supreme Bench. The latter entered
upon the duties of his office on Monday last.
lle takes the place of Judge Lowrie, A
majority of the Bench will then be in favor
of sustaining the draft law, and the recent
decision of the Copperhead members---Wood•
ward, Lowrie and Thompson—will then go
Judge McGurrix, mentioned above, is a
native of Newville, in this county, and for
some years resided in Carlisle, from whence
lie removed to Western Pennsylvania. Lle
received the rudiments of his education in
Newville, and was a class-mate of the lion.
Joseph Casey, now a Judge e,f the U. States
Court of Claims. Like Mr. Casey, Judge
MeGuilin is a sell-made man, hiting risen
from the ntalcs io a seal upoh tin Beach.—
lie will , A OM' the ermine gracefully.
LOOK TO YOUR JIYDRANTS.--The sud
den snap of cold weather which is upon us
should induce allwho have hydrants, to see
that they ar,‘ properly secured and protected
with straw or an old carpet, or blanket. For
those hydrants which aro in a very exposed
situation, a better plan Would probably he
to procure a nail keg, knock out the bottom,
place it around the hydrant and fill the keg
with coal dust, This will resist the coldest
weather. A little attention to this matter
now may prevent much future trouble and
CONVENTION OF COUNTY SOIIOOII, SU
PERINTENDF:NTs.—The State Superintendent
hay issued a call for a meeting of the County
Superinteh.dents at Harrisburg,. to commence
on the Igth day of next Januatyl It is hoped
that the meting will be atull one, and that
mush good may result —ns it ,will it the •nem
ln•re unite harmoniously and vigorously ii.
n Olutt to that etEict.
WIVES OE PlfxsoNtAts.—The lives of
prisoia.re in the hen& of the rebels, it the
are troy Hayti in CUM lieu land eow.ty, mil he
pleased to` hear that the War Department,
has revived the old rue, to pay to theni.the
looney due to their hushand3. This %VIII he
good news in . the pi immers ti . leo, to !t'ikow
!hat their •tainilies are having the means to
purchase necessaries' of life;
Editor of the Carlisle herald
DEsit Sia—l hope you will not consider
me impertinent if 1 ask you a few questions
nod request you to give the public the bone-
f. of your reply.
What has become of all the greenbacks r
that we were so glad to,see in circulation'
twelve months since? /Where does all the
wild cat 'p .per come trom, that constitutes
our circulating medium at present? I mean
the paper of such Banks as Crawford Coun
ty, Montgomery County, Pittston County, Ate.
most of which were not considerel suitable
for circulation in this latitude, two years
Is there not some danger of these Banks•
getting into the hands of irresponsible par
ties, about the tune that greenbacks get' as•
scarce as gold dollars are at: present, and•
wild cat issue tills every persons pockets.
Gin you tell me how much Warren or
Southwestern Bunk paper is worth? By re
plying satisfactorily to the foregoing you
may shed some light where it is needed.
We refer the above interrogatives to our
readers, and if any of them can furnish sat
isfactory replies by next week, we shall be.
happy to publish it.
FRANCE AND THE [NITS() STATEN.-IR tlies
French " Yellow Book," there is the corres
pondence between France and the United.
States, referring, on the one hand, to the
supposed alliance between Russia and Ame
rica, and on i he other to the assumed agree
ment between France and the Confederates.
Mr. Dayton denies the rumor of a Russia
American Alliance, in the same way M.
Drouynide Lhuys denies that the sentiments
of the French Government have changed.
There has not been any arrangement for the
cession of Texas or I an: isiana.
B I 1 E GREATEST
DISCOVERY OF THE AGE.
FARMERS, FA Nlll.l ES AND ()TITERS CAN
purchsce no remedy a, l u.ti to DI T , Miere V. netiarr
Liniment, r, dysontery, rolfr, rump, chronic rhou TA—
5.01.13 t hr, kite. era sirknevs, ruts, burns_
bruise,, iche, mosquito bites,.
p li lt s in the limbs, ehcel, hack, .1: C. I fit does not give
relict the money will he refunded. All that is asked le
a trial. and Ilse it' e.•,.nlin4 to till. directions
Da. 'tonic,— Duty. I hate used your Vunstiett
Liniment in int family fora number of years, and be
lieve it o, i. the hect art], le for n hat it is recommend
ed that I Imre es et lived. For sudden attack of croup
It Is i n r a i im hie. I have no hesitation in rurommend•
ing it for all the 11Si•• it pi ..foSS, to cure. I have sold .
it for 1113,y )eern. anti ).7iTt's entire antivrectinn.
(11 AS. 11. TIUMNER.
Qu t K tan °W I, N.. 1 , May h. I h:,S.
Mice 2:1 toil 50 critic Sold by all druggists. Office,
court Inodt Street, Now. York.
Dee 4, 10,4;
..i/ii the night rf Ft itlay. Nov. 27th, ISfl3, Mrs. FAN
NIE l' I. I,E INI
:‘, i. 11,1 , 11 , 1,rt 111 tilt. hite.Wm,_ll. Fleming,
1 , . , ',1 . ,';I . San 'l, , l'lllii. 1 n hi. /Anil youngest detigh
t, I. Ilt rapt lie, :smith, I..runq ly lit Cerlisle, Pe., In the
2471, p-,,, .7 he, age.
In gi, we fuither record "1 the tenth of Ihis, our
dearest hiefid. se /J DOI reiterale the kindly nenti•
t. e hich burr ever hcen rheri , hed towards her
othr rs, firm her eat Ills t childhood up It, the end
eiefiifiv,wil t 11111..11 to lire mid yet in tho
Itler , V6111:11019,i. it pleased an inberulnbio Pre,
tionve to call her hence,
Whore th.• wiehi•d ceaso to trouble null the Weary are
was lovely in her life," slid 1 111/OW that, in
death, her hiellitti were not divided. For, whoever
knew her, did_iudtted knew her _but to love her."-
11 her heart that thrilled to every sentiment of by
ortnity—pure, it.vite,t, gentle. sheerful end trusting,
who. of the tIIIIIQ shy, rententhered Fannie, will ever
beget her'' Not Illei-11.4 pill. my friend. I now her
rem:1111e laid away-- Earth to earth, duet to
dottt,"-- hut. who no sweetly sleep in the Lord
—who a ere so plod. H, truthful and patient 118 she,.
not. ' , Mil. Icart death but to those.
who, till.lllSl In,. The virtuous die
IPA is lint II transition. They have
totleo us late, ! heir harks have floated to the
hither sht•te' !tot wr know whrnee they have gone;
and that, (mustier In the ;,...tinte.s of Clod, we shall one
thy met t them— ill livasell
I'm v, ne w hon t tioir hirn n t I Ispingg
And all a Notll with
In our heart. they have reared for 113 ent spleen MOM ,
lire than loaf hie.—lhe loves of life.
—allonl ions which glow end born till our little lamps
go out, and lie, too, bleep
With the many whoa., epitaph In—they died!"
Fart WA proutle.l mn usuleumn but mock the memory
of a good tunu--ot a true w moan.
Thee e ix a ahirue---1 keep the key—
sample name Is all to me!
A n' l aunt would'at keep my memory green,
Say that I he but what I've been ?
00,1 ideas thee, Vannie! nod for the jewels you hay°
left to our keeping, sleep in peeve. Nt arm end loving
hearts will chef i-li them, earnest And honest hands
will minister to them ; and when in tiod's good time
they, too, are celled to their reckoning, inn will trust
to 103 010111" softly to their re,d " with a hopeful as
surance that Only will be withered to you again
•• Ity the bright waters now thy lot is east,—
Joy flu - thee, happy hiend ! thy hark bath pasti'd
The rough sea's foam !
Now the long yearnings of thy son] are stilled,
Home! Inutile!. thy peace is won, thy heart is tilled
Thou art gone home 1
D. A . 8
THE SLoPK, Doember, Ice
CARLISLE PRODUCE ➢MARKET.
Reported weekly for the Herald by
K. C. Woodward.
Carlisle, December 1803.
do. (Ex tro )
do EY P
WHITE WHEAT ..
If ED do
It Y ......
BARLEY F.ll L...
1 1 IIE part of that large three-story
hi irk losililing owned and at present occupied by
0 I haiT. The ho 110. is one of the largest and finest
in Carl Pie, the location u ice ceptionable, and the in',
proveinctits and rreivenioners of the very best climes , .
ter. There ars also 'two excellent law sacra In the
P21111(11111IMITI • which are cllcr,l for runt. Possesslog
given on the Ist of Apt 11. For turns gee., apply to
Doe. IS, 1854—it.
e r TWO story Brick lions°, on North
Pitt !.treot. Thu >IOW.. IS emilparatlvely nor",
tint Itittlittittl VOllVOrtiOtiCtle, )'lirant in VIVI
yard. For t..rtas and other partjoylara apply at thin
Dee. IS, 18, 181'3 —30%
NEW G 0033 AGAIN!
Oodby's Cheap Co.vh Store,
Thave just returned from the city, and
flow opening. sifelber Int of elegant Winter Goods,
whlah I will sell cheap-fir each. Ninny articles suites
blo Fur Christwas prosontf at low figures.
In great variety from 'lesson's Mourning Store. Ladles
Cloth Chitiks, ,all hinds. Amith-r let of those cheat.
Cloths for Ladles (looks. Black Silks lower than usu
'al. Also fancy Colored Silts. A good assortment or
all tho new-style Dress Goods in-the-market, --Unties
and uhildrons Balmoral s. ‘Vool on Hoods, and Nubtes,
a full assortment of Cowl Cloths and Cnssimores, foe
Gents and Boy's Wear.
My assorttnent know large and romplete, end no ex
ertion will be spared to give every satisfaction to pmn
chasers both In price and quality.
Odr motto is short profits end quick sales hence,
the great rush wo have had for the last six months,
l atorench Merinos, at reduced prices, at *the old sts,ndi,
nearly opposite the Depot
Der. 16, 1663
tt t tamentary on the Estate of thelate
Josopli Culver r U0% 6 '11 , of Gerlisle Pa.,having beente•
en -d by the Ito sister of Cutnherland ounty to the a•di•
serlber residing Middlosex township Notice to
hereby given to all persons Indebted to said estate, to
tirtko pa , mint. and those having claims to present
them duly authenticated to -
For..Sak: oC Rcnt~
k_ TWO and a half story Brickl)s,oi-,
iliN. Ho 1,0 and ft Large Frain° IViirilhonen alto*,
etl oi, the cur. °. of Malin , and Wort Streets. Carlisle Pn.
Thu dwe Iltot hoop, le well finlithed' . apd
...) t , , 0•11 Ill , 111.111.1, harlot; water' mod put en 4
an il;7. J ..I mu 1 . 'a lin or , ..rem , nte. The wars
' 1111 11 fr 6 1.- I - • youvenient, This
el i 1 1 ;i 6 , - 'RR' , R ro .14,1 and
r t a rare chance for any porclatc - WiehlOS
- .., .
co on-.A, • t.'. cio grain- bu) tog and foroarclllor bus!.
urso For for us de., apply to
brAnnlior 11, 111/1A
CHAS. OG rt.ny,