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Friday, February 10, 1805.
• - rt. PETTENGIIL &
O. 37 Park Row, New York, and 6
St.Doston, op our Aponte for the Mont.
koso Mikis, and are authorlsod to take Advertise,.
• ate and Subsoriptions for us at our lowest rates.
4ter-Hoar. A. S. Blair nun offered a res
olution in the State Assembly . last week in
structing the Judiciary Committee to inquire
Into tho expediency of establishing a now
method of drawing jurors, so as to prevent
political parties from being unequally repre
sented in the jury -box. The resolution was
passed. Tho evil for which this proposition
seeks a remedy has grown to ono that affects
the administration of justice in many coun
ties of the State, and the call Cir a reform
cannot longer go unheeded.
fila•We publish this week the annual
statement of the Finances of our County as
made by the Commissioners. We do this
without much expectation of deriving profit
SO . ourselves from its publication, as 'our
county fathers appear to have determined
flaw y that they will only furnish inthrma
tion concerning our public affairs so those
who belong to their own political party. We
hope our readers it ill peruse their statement
carefully in order that they may fully ap
preciate the rigid economy which pervades
the management of our county affairs and
also the extreme modesty of our overworked
commissioners in claiming salaries for their
The lArst item of f3N.pens,3 in the statement
which is directly within the control of the
Commissioner is that of their on n
This amounts to $2,060,18 of which seven
hundred and sixteen dollars and eighteen
cents are expended for clerk's salary and sta
tionery and the halm/eels divided in unequal
shares among the gentlemen who manage
the concern as compensation fur their cer
vices. It will be seen hint One. ut them gets
the modest little sum of lire hundred itnd
sixty two dollars and fifty cents its a reward
fur the severe mental and physical labor en
dured by him while g,uaribrig the interest if
an ungrateful conimunit). We hioi 11 no
objection to this elial go yth a telem co bar as
it goes. The only trouble is that it is not
quite enough. There lire lull tiiirtcca tt irk
ing days of last year which cannot have been
included in the account. We hardly think
that so faithful at polite servant as our vi ii
erable friend could allow that length of time
to elapse in the course of a year without
ploy ing himself in the 21 n tics of his Mice, and
we are quite certain that he iihould have his
per diem fur each day that lie :Tend, in 12201..-
ing after the count)'s interest. We suggest
that he be careful to serve cuety day during
the coming year and allow no false modesty
to prevent his claiming compensation for all
the time thus expended. This suggestion is
also given to the other members of the Board
In glancing over the annual statements of
some of our neighboring Counties and
paring them with ours we Lind a must strik
ing contrast in Lome items composin4 the
credit side of the account and particularly
in the matter of the salaries paid their com
missioners. Franklin Count, , which
nearly the same population it, Cumberland
and whose UldlU:d sLttcmcnt slunvs MI aggre
gate about equal to our on it, paid her three
commissioners a salary of :ix hundred and
thirty ow:dollars, seventy eight dollars more
than we pay sac of ours. It will b e remeta
tiered also that during - the past tear the
County seat of Franklin was tbestrii),l
by invaders and ale ne,-,essary
of her Commissioners vas intuit more than
it would iniVn ben In tiu,r of peace or 111
county more remote ft t,lll the border.
there is some ditt;wencc be t ~ t,••• en these eh arg
cannot emcape the üb•rrcation C the most
carolesi , . Ilnd any unti—ai hu.iur,, L. on
thrust on our Board by circuinstam, be
yond their control we are at a io 4 S 1.0 know
when they would hay e found time to attelol
to it, or how they could have managed to
obtain compensation Mr their (xtra servicest,
without again having a special act of the
Legislature increasing their salaries. We
might also remark hero that the difference
between the salaries received by the Franklin
Commissioner and those of our own County
is rather a striking illustration of the kind
of retrenchment and reform we may expect
if the administration of our state and nation
al Government ever becomes as intensely
Democratic as that of our own County.
The expenses for public printing also have
a very peculiar appearance. A month or
two since it was intimated to us that the ad
vertising of the County would be curtailed
one-half because of the necessity for a rigid
retrenchment of our public expenditures. As
our half was consider! bly interested in this
now arrangement we didn't think it was
just the place to commence economizing but
as it was intended to lessen the burdens of
an overtaked community we tc;olt to the new
practice with the best grace we could. We
supposed however that as half of the public
printing was dispensed with the expenditure
for that purpose would be lessened corres
pondingly. Here our natural stupidity
caused us to full into a most egregious error.
The principle adopted with regard to the
public printing appears to be, that the
County shall be bled on this score, in
an inverse ratio to the amount of actual neces
sary expenditure. In 1861 the amount
paidior this item-was-$744 ; in-iB6?-$840 ; in
186 a $668, now for 1864 lit is - $llB5.
If we take the old statements and, deduct
from them the amounts puicl.for the very la
bor that was disallowed this year, we will
find that this item is considerably more than
twice as much as it has been heretofore since
*lBfLO. All this too in order that the current
expenses might be. lessened. Why our gem ,
tlemaniy commissioners appear to have quite
as original conceptions of economy as they
have of courtesy toward those who, are so
unfortunate as to be outside of the political
organization whose chief's hold nightly cau
cuses in the commissioners room. We most
heartily congratulate the people of the county
on their most • fortUnate selection of County
officials, whose appearance and bearing in
vests with such peculiar charms the dull rou
tine of public business and whose care for the
public interests is,only second to their own
appreciation of this worth and importance
of the incumbents of the Commissioner's
510.,A, CURIOUS ELEcTitm was held in
Philadelphia in the forepart, of, the week.
The-White passengers on the City Passenger
4 1italwaye•woro asked to vote on the question
whether negroes shall bo allowed to ride in
the same conveyances. Those friendly to the
negroes generally refused to take part in the
proceeding, so that the anti-iiegrololks will
undoubtedly, have a majority. The legal
right pf one race to exclude another from the
Putdic cOnveyances cannot be decided In WI
away. ' It properly belong!, to the courts.
Homicide in Hagerstown
Last Tuesday evening a man was suddenly
killed in Hagerstown, Maryland, under,the
following airetin4tanceli: . Sonts resighs du
ring the afternoon bad been amusing them
selves fighting game cocks, and, of course,
upon the approach of evening, met at a rum
bole, or dead fall, sometimes ironically called
"saloon," to discuss over their tumblers the
incidents of the battles and merits of the
champion cocks. A dispute arose bilween
Ton: South, a noted Milky, and a man by the
name of John Butts. The latter told South
not to interfere in his business, and using an
approbrius epithet, defied bins, pulled off his
coat, went out of the saloon and waited upon
the pavement. South immediately followed,
drew his revolver and shot his antagonist
through the neck, severing the jugular vein.
In five minutes Butts was a dead man. The
homicide has made a widow and three or
The only comment we have to make is that
homicide is too frequent in Hagerstown, and
indeed throughout our sister State. There
has always been a marked difference between
the Maryland rowdy, whose highest type is
to be found in Baltimore, and the Pennsyl
vania individual of the same species, whose
best developed representatives have their
habitat in Philadelphia. The latter, in per
petrating his deeds of violence, seldom made
use of weapons so deadly as pistol or dirk,
and the worst form of his attack was usually
an aggravated assault and battery committed
with a club, pa vingstone or spanner, and his
. generally his only means of offence.
The Baltimorean, on the other hand, has
ever been apt with knife and revolver, and
his rowdy brethren in the State have not been
slow to follow his example. - Vbre speak now
from general observation nod not from statis
tics, although we think they would sustain
our proposition, and we refer to the palmy
days of independentfire companies and Know
Nothingism, before this armies had absorbed
the pugnacious eleinent of the citirs. Death
more frequently ensued in tha South from
the encounters of the rowdies, than in the
North. Where shall we look for the expla
nation of thi , greater pronenes: , toshed blood ?
It is not because the laws of Pennsylvania
afford better goal - milli:es for tluVlifo of the
citi7,en or denou nee penalties agai nst
znalefacmrs, for the riminal statute of Mary
snarly a t.omplete transcript of our
or,ii and the Maryland murderer finds no
wider or smoother avenues of escape fro m
th•punishnu•ntul'hi , dcc,lt 11 frOrd ed iII
I'ruu.ylv:uiin. Ni better reason eau be given
for the greater recklessnes and deeper de
pra ity of the Southern ruffian than the
agency that i redii ittion who., baneful in
fluence i> now forever removed, Slavery,
which is 101111 , 11 . d and depends for
its ertli . fly and liloodshoil h iss
been the moans of makin t s; bad z111•Il
role a murderer,
and multiplying . lurck and deadly res wt
monk.. Truly Slavery is tho suns of all
THE PEACE BUBBLE
\VIII scarcely be matter of news to our
readers that the much talked of peace nog.-
Lotions hate provd ahortit e, for most re
fleotin nien expected such a result. That
the shrewd judge; of the financial and COM
mercial circles regarded the whole affitir ae
futile WI:: rendered manifest be the steodi
ss of prices, an unfailing barometer of
public opinion. Nothing, indeed, served to
lend importaiice to the negotiations except
the character of the negotiators.
So many versions of Mr. Blair's allog,ed
convcr.ittions have been published, that it is
difficult to arrive at on authentic oee‘mnt of
what he really did report either at Wabilillg-
Vll n Ili luu ud. But we think, from the
i t ; ocrel tom. of the stat;Joen t• and the coupe
of et ;mt. , . it clear that ho has been so far
misled iii his own wishes os to induce both
•iii 1):;i is and President Lincoln to bo
lo-ye tlott there wos a mutual disposition to
make term; likely to be satisfactory to both
virtics. l'nless he did this, it is hard to
conceive that the int(Jing in llompton Road.,g,
could ever have happened. Had he taken
time to refleet, he might have seen how egre
giously he was mistaken. This is a conflict
involving the destiny of millions of the hu
man race and millions of square miles of the
must desirable territory on the face of the
earth. It involves the very existence of the
republic and the perpetuation of its liberties.
Yet Mr. Blair persisted in looking on it as a
matter for compromise and the management
of a few politicians.
The peace we seek is not to be made with
the men who have fomented and controlled
the rebellion. Their sway at the south must
end, or we shall have no domestic quiet, how
ever we may cease open war. We can and
will make peace with the southern people,
who were dragged into this war against their
will, by means of the secret machinery of the
Knights of the Golan Circle. Those who
seek peace through a compromise with the
rebel leaders would abandon to their merci
less claws every loyal man in the south who
has ided with us in this conflict, and consign
anew to slavery the unfortunate blacks who
have been so long looking forward to our
triumph fur their deliverance. It is a dis
grace to the republic that men pretending to
speak for us should be perpetually haunting
Richmond as supposed envoys from the Pres
ident, apparently bent -on begging a peace,
while our gallant soldiers are victoriously
forcing one on the battle-field.
The day of hollow truces and delusive
compromises terminated in 1860. It can
never return, and those who suck to bring
it back labOr in vain. Popular sentiment is
now resolutely de_torrnined that Ow Union
one and indivisible shall be ii Union without
sectional conflicts, without a separate section
al nationality, nursed by its protection and
fostered by its revenues; a Union without
slavery ; Union without treason domesti
cated as a sectional institution, preached from
pulpits, taught in colleges, and ranted in the
public forurau. Union in fact-as in - form
No other Union is now possible. No consid
erable portion of the people of either north
or south would tolerate any other. Those,
therefore, who strive for a IlLion on the basis
of slavery, do so in vain, and their hanker
ing after the flesh-pots of Democracy are not
destined to be gratified. The mourners may
weep if they choose, but it would be much
wiser for them to bo comforted.—North
PUBLIC SPEAKERS, MILITARY MICE AND
SIBOEItS, and all saffering from Irritation of
the Throat and .Hoarseness will bo agreeably
surprised at the almost immediate reliof af
forded by the use of " Brown's Brochial
Troches. ' Their demulcent ingredients allay
Pulmonary irritation, and; after public speak
ing or singing, when the' throrieli wearied
and weakened by too much exercise, their
use will give renewed strength, to the vocal
organs. For sale at Elliett's,,drulistore. ••
Lentz& runs.—The largest assortment
at Charles Oakford Sons, Continental Ho
tel, Phlladelphin.9m , . . ,
Theroegorgein the Itibieissippt river broke
on the 9tb, *inking twootasibiers and ground
Gen. Blonde has been confirmed by the U.
S. giounto as Major .General• in-tbe regular
army. His commission is to date from the
18th of August last. The Senate was occu
pied about three hours on the confirmation,
The Secretary of War has communicated
to the Senate a list of officers of tho regular
army. The general officers are giien in the
following order : Lieutenant General Grant,
Major Generals H. W. Halleck, W. J. Sher
man, Geo. G. Meade, Philip H. Sheridan;.
Goo. H. Thomas, Brigadier Generals Irvin
McDowell, Wm. Rosecrans, Philip St.
George Cooke, John Popo, Joseph Hooker
and Winfield S. Hancock.
'The papers transmitted to, the Senate to
day in answer to a call for information from
the Secretary of War show that Col. Wol
ford, of Kentucky, was arrested in compli
ance with a telegram from Lieutenant Gen
eral Grant, for making speeches charged to
be of an insurrectionary character and dis
couraging enlistments. Subsequently he
pledged himself to refrain from opposition to
the Government and was therefore released.
The peace interview between the Presi
dent and, Secretary Seward and the rebel
commissioners, off Fortress Monroe, resulted
in nothing. The conference occupied four
hours. The President and Mr. Seward re
turned to Washington on Saturday.
Some reports about the interview 'between
the President and rebel commissioners arc
published. The President is said to have
stated that he should continue the war to
compel obedience to the Constitution, on the
basis of union. The commissioners return
ed, knowing - that overtures must now come
from them. No agreement was made. The
war will be pushed with new vigor.
General Sherman's army is still advanc
ing in South Carolina. A Charleston dis_
patch of the 31stult. states that all the move-,
merits indicate that Augusta or Branchville
in the destination. The Twentieth Corps
occupb;s Robertsville, fifty miles above sa
vannah. On the '3oth a heavy Federal force
advanced from. Whitesport and drove in the
rebel skirmish line three miles to King's
creek. The picket line, it is claimed, was
afterwards reestablished. Since then all has
been quiet on the Combalwe. McPherson
ville, live miles northwest of Pocutaligo, is
reported to hays been burned.
Army of the ,lams•; adviees of Friday say
that it waft reported that the rebel fleet start
ed down the river that morning, but after
proceeding a short distance turned buck
WO 11 and anchored in the old position. A
g ood deal of heavy tiring in the direction of
Petersburg was heard during the afternoon,
and there were reports of a brisk engage
ment having taken place near the A ppo
A. g€r u exchange of prisoners, it is re
ported, is about to take place.
A railroad accident occurred on the Cin
cinnati and Madetta silty wiles
of the former place, on thu 4th instant.
Ten or twelve lives W,re lost, and more were
burned to death by a tint: which tbllowed the
A great meeting was held in Boston on
Saturday evening, to rejoice over the, pro
gress of freedom proved by the constitution
al amendment. J qui ney, General But
ler, William Lloyd Gari"Lem, U. W. Holmes
and others took part.
Hurry Gilmore, the guerilla. chief, wits
captured near Moorlield, West Virginia, Oil
the sth , with twenty others, by u cuvidry
senut from Sheridun's army.
The amended Internal Itevonue Lill was
r ,,p,, r t e d by the Conlinittee on Wit: ,4 awl
..Nlvans on M.,n(hky. It makes narnenffis
A Washington dispatch states that it is be
lieved that thy• Pri,ident related to the Cali
inyt the particulars of his conference with
the rebel commissioners, and his course was
The Richmond Dispatch says that Sher
man is moving an Branchville, 62 miles %V.
N. W. of Charleston, and G 7 miles S. of
Culuetbia, in force. Gan. Beauregard has
taken cominand at Augusta and at Branch
General Hood's army has gone into win
ter quarters at Tupelo, Mississippi. Such
is the statement of a rebel surgeon who has
ounce into our linos. The report that Gen
eral Cheatham made a speech tee the troops,
advising them to go home, is contradicted.
He only gave them furloughs that they might
assist their friends in recruiting.
General Pope issued an order on Satur
day, assuming command of the military di
vision of Missouri, comprising the depart
ments of Missouri, Kllll5llB and the north
The Bth Illinois cavalry has encamped two
miles north of Dumfries, Va., in Prince
William county, ninety miles north of Rich
mond, It was sent from Fairfax Court
house, to cheek guerillas, and returned on
the next day.
Heavy firing has been heard by the Rich
mondites near Bermuda Hundred.' They
presume that there is lighting going on there.
Litchfield, Kentucky, was robbed of boots,
shoes and whisky a few nights ago, by two
separate bands of guerillas.
The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill
providing that a person whose husband or
wife has been engaged in rebellion against
the government shall bo entitled to a divorce
on proper application to the courts.
................ UL. Ur EN KRAL SMUT
MAN." The Richmond Dispatch of the 4th
says: "It was thought that a portion of
Sherman's force might attempt to cross the
Salkehatchm, seven miles above National
' , The Twentieth Corps was still at Rob
ertsville. The Fourteenth Corps was cross
ing at Robertsville. The sum of everything
that is known On the subject amounti to only
what we have believed for several days, that
Sherman is moving on Branchville in force.
—The State of Vermont is covered with
snow nearly three foot in depth.
gar Tits New York Tribune has infor
mation, which it deems rehable, that a secret
league has boon formed by the Catholic pow
ers in Europa—France, Spain and Austria,
—under the guidance and with the express
concurrence of the Pope, - which is pledged
to recognize the Rebel Confederacy on or
immediately after We 4th of March next,
under the pretext that the Union will there
after consist of those St4ei only which par
ticipated in the late Presidential Election,
and in the choice of members of the approach
ing Congress. It is added that the league
contemplates other than moral support to the
slaveholding rebels, but not at the outset.
We do not
. place any confidence in this and
similar reports, • 'The , Catholic Powers onf:
Europe,, as well as Protestant England, would
like to see the Union broken up, but they
will hardly undertake to interfere in 'behalf
of the Confederacy now: Shit its proipeets of
success are so hopeless.
THE 'CONSCRIPTION LAWSI
Letter-from the. Governor of Tenn-
Sylvania to the Pi•esident of
the United States•
' EXECUTIVE 011AMDER,
``' enitisnurco, '2oth January, 1865.
To the President—Sir': The Act of the 3d
of March, 1863,'.commonly called the Enrol
ment Act, provided (section 4) that for the
purposes of the A,ct, each Congressional Dis
trict of the respective States should form a
District, and (section 11) that all persons,
enrolled should be 'subject to to called into
the military service of the United . State r s, and
to continuo in service during the present re
bellion, not, however, exceeding the term of
three years; and further (section 12) that in
assigning to the districts the number of men
to be furnished therefrom, the President
should take into consideration the number of
volunteers and militia by and from the sev
eral States in which said districts were situ
ated, and the period of their service since the
commencement of the rebellion, and should
so make said assignments as to equalize the
numbers among the districts of the several
States, considering and allowing for the num
bers already furnished as aforesaid arid the
time of their service.
The time of actual service, which by this
act you were directed to consider and allow
for, could not, without impracticable labor
(or, indeed, at all), be fixed with exactitude
for each district, but it could easily have been
so approximated by averages that little, if
any, practical injustice would have been done.
The commencement of the' third year of the
war was close at band at the time of the pas
sage of the act. It would not have been dif
ficult to ascertain, of one thousand men en
listed for three years, what was the average
number that remained actually iri the service
at the end of the first and second years re
spectively-, ail thus the act could have been
substantially „complied with. For instance,
suppose it to have been . found that of one
thousand men enlisted for three years there
r ,, lna i n ,l ;t i t a v, r ,, g ,. of forty pile cent. at the
close of the first year, and twenty per cent.
at the close of the second year. Toe result
would have been, under the provision: of the
act, that sixteen hundred one ar men w,aild
have keen taken :is the eltliValelit,
thousand thrt e. yonr. wen.
Unfortunately the of hureuuc t ,,
whoa; to have 'wen entrust
ed, began by faiiiog ie.,"n strange inis.elin
struetion of the act. They did in effect, strike
from the 12th seetion the phraces period or
their service" and '• time of their service,"
and in.Trt in lion thereof the phrase "term
of their enlist and than proenedo;l to
apportion creditf by nuthiplying the number
of mon furnished rpt,,,i district by the stun
ber of years for which they were enlisted.
Calculations wade on this basis wen! of cont.- ,
111. , St , X.travaffdillt, and th.. poopl , oV,•rym,itt•ro
felt that 5,.111ch , ,W in j ustice ayn. being ,tun c.
In the attempt to ',often thi , , 1111111on,11. ;111 , 1
the Provost A'
long cs•say4 turd otl ors 111/ VO been
in vain published to explain and jti,Lifs their
In niet, \ thoy get brynad tlm
Morally certain limit th... ;whin' servico..l .
the man, tio•ir calculati ,, ii ha, 11 , )
practical ,• ; •;• i,..1 1,1 3
legitituate mo, i nilrl justify 4.1111-1 -
111 ,. 1it ffi . and cr.,l
- him n 5, the whole quoia t h e
with a smell cxco t.
Surely every• wan Call say fir
him eli whether Ito has loon,' that gothig
one pair of boots for three year,: i, practical
ly equivalent to getting three pair, It• boo . ,
for IMO year.
The visionary character of the ,y , tom on
NVILICh they have preceeded CAllll , q h e better
.11111 , (1'111ed than by the re•ult at which they
have arrived on thin presen! Th,
quota or Penn,yivania on the last rull tv;t
-nnil4,llneed ti , be 01,7 W; her qu. , ta to malo,
nh iii lieienee , tinder dint call wn-:uuaunnc..l
to hr 66,1e,ed Ilion. On the Atli iii L., it
the q w t. of II
di4triet hnd, on rovi•iiei, been fixed :it 22,
513, which would male that ,r th,
Suite about 44,000; and lute on the ,Itin,,lay
it WIIS Furthrr alltl ,, Llll , ed lhnt tilt. rlurrtu 'l'
the NVentorn district wns 2,5,512, mid that of
the whole Stato , 10.,5,1, nil change, bo-
my caused by no inLervt•IIIII2,
that lum aware of. In tuet our quota on
the but call was (Hied, ant theru Cllll be no
deficiency to be no • supplied.
Their plan is unjust to the di,triet.4 and
tho government. It wholl ii:nores the
C, of men by de.ivrtion, death and
eaqualtiPs. The 10.,•=e; from mo-t of thc,e
cause; are greater during the first ear of
service than afterward , . A too, n which has
furnished three thousand iii, ii L,r idle year,
hits pr „ haply list three-fin 11, of i
theSeetteset , fiel ' ere the expiration 1 tile ter,ll.
A itollo•r equal hill n v ,hieh f or nlsh, do n e
thousand men for three veer. may bel,re th ,
expiration of that term enteen
twentieths ”r own,. The fir. 4 \ t•
thusgiycnsixteenhundrednito tile rell
try—the second but eight hundred and tilts.
There is no equalityin this. The ex haust ion
of the industrial populatioll Of the twit I.OWII,
is le very unequal proportions. As to the
government—the govern men t bas in the list
case the actual serviL e during the v hole year
of fourteen hundred men; in the second ease
the actual service of, say four hundred men
during the whole first year, of probably not
more than two hundred !nen during the
wind(' second 1 ear, and say one hundred and
fifty at most during the whole third year.
Besides, the /mount of service Ihat !nay he
required promptly is io he eoieddered, and
not merely the agreed term service. At
the late storm of Port Pisher, one ut lomt
of the Pennsylvania 0110-year regiments was.
engaged, and behaved most gallantly—who
will say if one-third of their munher had
been enlisted for three years, it would thut
account have been able b, perform as much
service as the whole number did in that. un
But there is even more serious. error than
h as b ee n a bo v e exposed, The clause of the
act of 3d March, thod, under which your
officers profess Li, bo acting, has not been in
force since the 24th February, 1864.
Whether induced thereto by the strange
ness of the system which had been adopted
under it, or for whateNer reasons, congress
thought fit to ass the act of 24th February,
18114, (entitled act to amend the act of
3d March, .1833 - ) which provides (section 2)
that the quota of each ward of a city, town,
&c., shall be as nearly as possible in propor
tion to the number of men resident therein
liable to render military serNice, takiir%; into
account tie far as practicable the number
which had been previously furnished there
Thus the former act was amended by g,iv
ing credits not to districts but to ,onaller lo
calities, and by omitting the provkion for
considering and allowing for the thou of ser
vice in estimating credits ; they were• directed
in future to be given iii far as practicable on
the basis of the number of men previously
furnished, without referenco to the time of
- And this was followed up by the act of 4th
July, 1861 (passed at the same session), which
provides (section 1) that the President may,
at his discretion, call for any number of vol
unteers for the respective terms of one, two
and three years, with bounties regulated ac
cording to their term of enlistment, and (sec
tion 2) that in ease the quota of any town,
&c., shall not be tilled within the space of
sixty days after such call then the President
shall immediately order a draft for one year
to fill such qu0ta.,L...,-
These are the clauses which 119 W regulate.
the subject. It is not for mo or you, sir, to
discuss the question of their propriety. They
aro to be obeyed, .
It would be easy to show that they form,
a reasonable and intelligible system. Feortn
only when calls were made of men for mili
tary service, they were made by requisitions
on the Governors of the respective States,
who then proceeded to draft the required
numher.to till the quota of the State. In this
draft, men from any State or locality who
had voluntarily entered the service of the
United States, - by enlisting in the army or
otherwise, were not taken into account. No
credits, were given for thorn on the. quota,
any more than for men who had of their own
accord engaged . themselyes in any other law
ful employment: The SystBm, however, of
raising very large bodies of men, as volun
teers, under the act of 'Congress of 1861, had
drawn upon the military population of .the
respective States and localities very heavily,
manot quite equably; and, therefore, when
the Enrolment act'lB63 was passed, it was
thought hest to provide for equalizing the•
'exhaustion, by'allowing credits to localities_
&L.:the yolunteers furtutdied bY•them.. But
the government had accepted volunteers for.
various ter* of . serviee, ,and hence ,the of-
fort to render the , equalization,morq; perfect
by coiisidariag and alloWiiigfor the time of
their .us.woll as the .number-of - men:'
The nets of 1864, above recited, have modi
fied this system by fixing a definite term of
service (one'year) for which men are to be
drafted. Volunteers for not less than that
term are to'beo 'credited to their^localities on.
the quota and receiVe a certain 'bounty from
the government. Such of them he Choose to'
enlist for longer terms receive further born
ties' from the government; but so far as re
gards the iutreased term beyond-ono year,
-are not , to be credited' on the quota,
to be left on the same looting that all volun
teers were on before the act of 1863. That
is to say, the government announces that it
will take by its authority a certain number
of men from a locality for military service
for one year, That is the lawful demand
which it will enforce. It pays bounties in
case of localities to facilitate them in coin
plyin4 with this demand without a compul
sory draft. But it has made no demand for
men to serve for two or thr , a years. The
government receives and pays additional
bounties to volunteers for these terms, but in
that deals with the mon only, and as the in
creased term of service beyond one year is
not agreed to be rendered incompliance with
any 01 - eionnd of the government, it gives the
locality no credit on the quota for it. Thp
government requires 100.0J0 men for one
year, net a less number Of Well for a longer
term. For a deficiency in the number of
volunteers for that term it makes a draft for
ono year. This is top/. the quota—not more
or less—when the draft hits been Oreeled the
quota is full; there is neither excess or defi
You see that thn system thus established
by Inc is rim without foundation in reason,
Sir, May 1,:p1 havt, been heretofore ap
pri,Asi of the l'a , •l. that your subordinate , are
wholly di,regar.ling the act of :2 Ith Febru
ary, 181;1. They ore proceeding in 111,1•117111il
direct vi()latio,tlpf it. awl are thus (reati nt7
naturally treat Confusion and uncertainty
Co. They all inainl:l . .ll tho
One 11a1111 that. ailh.aigh a three - year ' n 1111111
rounl~ duly n= it Ile-year loan towards the
quota ou ‘N !licit hr %.oliinteel,, yet that he
shall Le counted an threr one year ' e run 1,,,-
wo:,1,;11,•4,11,,:,,,11 x Uttuito call. This is di
n, th • 1,,t!, of the law. On the other
cs.th.allog out +i deficiency on
o,unting three one-year's
nj •,cnly ~inivaleut to In three-year ' s
CLus the quota of l'enney I vlinia under the
call of IStli July was tilled ill accordance
with the law by men 1., than
, \ ear. The term of service of these men
n. , t yet hall' e:,pirnd,, and yO,, your sabor
aluati,s rare Feateui lig a droll to till an al
(I 11-nril.ll..v -nil that rev the
11 Nyhi,.ll they attempt to ninioe rut lit .
ii.•r•i-lirIL!: ill th,'ir
tint ila , rws ;111 , 1 0:110111111'WIIS.
um' 1.11 , , r; tIIV gmsorninPiltr,
on tit, i.rit1101 , )1). 1, , t, 1 , ..11111,-
nn , nl b.. ;Ind ,1,11nIt , : o
which Ow Inv pr,,vidos and u \v;II
clnoi 1 1 11Iy wttla. 1;111 it
that. :`ll ,o llltl
1)0 pk.rnlitt,• , l (I 1mr,11.• the lvn .PI
N111 , 11i111 . 111!2:. I r lit , 111 W, 1111 i . 1 . 4,11tri .
1,. th.. t hi,•,,,,,_
Muni your ,iii.ordim,tpi
mvo, wolf h \ :1;1.1 all
ut 11-. It I- Or
that ,till;•r your
t.. In.at with (.H:10.11110
HII , I , - 101 , i1111y
111 , 1 whICII 12111
3 lIIILItt'r -11( . 11 (1,•t•:.
inz oti 1i.111" WI- 1 1 , M 1111'1:1 , 1 , -
ti(• ,. It) SO l'lolt thll 4 im 12,',.11:11
Of 1,11 it j11 .11 1, 1. 1 . r~ • . I ~~i • t and laWth ,• iit t . h.
litWA tli , • land,
I am, :lir, ery r,f,p(Pcfully,
In the United Seilitto..n Sattlrday,
ct , ll-14i , r tin• bill tt,
fn.ial th ,
I..•trit ,, rial f 4 o.a ."-.t.10.,
Air. \\, tic!, 11,•.•.1 a biii
On. Ix.: ~r
railf •ad. car- ..r r a ',milt;
of a fine or n ni..l an i.0.,.ri-oninent
le- , than Fix ue r,tli4. 0r 4 1.•ie.1 b.• !med.
)1.•. iliti•oduee.l a hill ti pre \
te.te-, „rip,. Lind- or h• I . \
• n f hy the rebel authorities.
which litev\ isii iinteted Pi: printed.
:11r. "Irt•l't•li a seri,. ri,..olutions
ileclarim; the rule in aseertainituz the throe
fourths of the several 'tares required in the
ratification or a anietolinent,
which tile :intendment prolubitingslavery
w tII he valid whenever ratified 1)y three
fourths of the State: , exercising the
powers and prerogatives the States
t ind e r the Con-titution thereof. Ordered to
he printed. The joint
that certain Slat', in rebellion are not enti
tled to vote- in the Electoral lf,ollege, \vas
In the llo.iscot liepre-entati\e , \I r. In
ger-oil, of Illinois, asked leave to introduce
that it IS the ' 4 1.1111/liiilll.
of 010 11 , 111 S, flint II(' pow, ,• a i l nr s h o ot! be
made to recognize the traitorous leaders of
the rebellion, as they are not entitled to equal
rights tool the immunities of loyal citizens,"
but tie. Lu lilotule, of Ohio, objected. A
jointfresolution to terminate the treaty with
Great llritain regtilating a naval force on the
lakes, was passed. The Naval Appropriation
bill WIIS con , idered, without final action,
Th e Senate amendment to the resolution in
relation to the votes of certain :-;taws in the
Electoral College, was concurred in. Ad
li:iith. Iloinn.s of Congress have di•eideif
the votes of eleven States—Virginia, North
and South Cart/111111, Al a _
Lama, 'rexas, Arlsan
sas and I.'ennessia.—slall not be counted in
the vote for l'rc-iilent and Vice President on
Wednesday. This decision is Int , ed On the
ground that tlit,ai State, were not in a con
d,t)iin to vote .in the Bth of November last.
In the Sonale, on Monday, the proceed
ings, of the Chamber of Co mmeron of New
York, in favor of the pending bankrupt bill,
was presented. Also the credentials of ilon.
James - it Lane, of Kansas, and those of
Itiathaniel Farwell, elected in place of Mr.
Fessenden. Also a petition from citizens of
Michigan, asking that certainsouthern States
be set apart for the use of 01/lapel pa Led slaves.
The Committee on Military A thairs reported
a bill to increase the emolumentS'of the offi
cers or the army. A resolution asking the
President whether any permits to trade in
cotton, in the seceded States had been grant
ed since the' d of January, &c., was (adopted.
The bill to amend the Enrolment act was
then taken up. The fifth section, providing
that all State and local bounties shall be paid
iu instalments, was stricken out. All amend
ment, that when" men have been enlisted in
regiments already organized under the pro
vision of being mustered out of the service
at the expiration of the term of, service of
the regiment, they shall be mustered out-ac
cording to that promise,--gavarriso - to - consith
enable discussion, end was finally rejected.
Buelcalew offered ari amendment to re-'
peal tile section which permits Governors of
States to send agents : to States in rebellion to
fill up quotas. AdoptedLnyeas 28, nays 12.
After somo,further amendments tho bill vas
postponett until to-day. The Comthitteo on
the Conduct of the War made a report in
relation to the attack on Petersburg in Julio
last, which was ordered to be printed. After
an Executive session, adjourned.
The House of Representatives passed a
resolution asking-the Secretary' of War for
information us to the exemption of ministers
from military duty: Mr. - Rollins, of Mis 7
semi, offered a 'joint resolution proposing to
compensate loyal persons for losses Sustained
by the ratilleatiop of the anti-slavery consti
tutional amendment. Laid over. The Com
.District of Columbia was in
structed to ascertain by What atitheritY col
ored persons are required' to-have passes 11 .1 .
fore leaving Washington.... The , Gomm i ttee
on Public- Lands was instructed, to inquire .
into , the expediert4r - Of , fo ' amending the
lioniestead law that the lands oCcupied unihir
it may bo taxed for county and other`pur
poseii. Tho Conimittee , 'ort the
War was inotructO to eittreine into the tail=;
1. G. CL Itl IS
itary campaigns of General Rosecrans from
the beginning of his service in West Virgin
ia' tcr hts date Canapaigli ill MlSetairi: Mr. Cod:
offered a resolution declaring that the Presi
dent is entitled to the gratitude of ,the eoun-.
try, for his efforts to ascertain the disposition
0 the rebels in regard to peace. A motion
to lay upon the table was disagreed . to, and
the resolution went over under the rules.
Tho Committee of Ways and Means report.
ed the bill to amend the Internal Revenue
laW, which was made the special ordermfter
Wednesdily uest. Mr, Fernando Wood of
fered a resolution declaring that it is the
duty of the President, to maintain the Union
and to accept no negotiations which will ad
mit any other government within the terri
tory of the United States. Adopted. The
Naval Appropriation bill was passed With
out the amendment creating a Board of Ad
THE GREAT FIRE IN PHILA
GREAT DEsTRucTioN OF PROPERTY ANT)
Loss 19' LIFE..
1 Irowan and Two Chilli en Sur , ouitiled by
Burning Oil and C.itsunicd
in the Street.
A fire commenced at about three o'clock
this morning in the coal oil works, Ninth
and Federal streetti, First ward, and con
sumed all the dwellings on Ninth street from
Wharton to Washington—two squares on
both sides of the stredt—besides a few others
in Federal and AVliiirton streets. At lent
fifty families were burned out in the midst
of a terrible storm of snow and rain. Sev
eral lives are reported lost.
SECON D A CCOT T NT
PTITT.A DELNIIA, Feb.S. —The tire cern
menced in the sheds of &
for storing - refilled cool oil. Two thousan
liiirrelA Were desl nip.," The street , . were,
at times, deluged with snow and water.
()it escaping ran along. the streets in a
Wax.: the whole width of the street, Fluffing
fire to the lower par y
t of houFes—in ninn
CZNI'S preventing the escape of the occupants.
Six bodios Luvc buendiscovdred and many
others tiro missing. In nno house Pour chil
dren tiro supposod to have perishod. In till
forty-seven dtvollin.s won. do,troyvil.
o t pt. .I.,soph 11. \VI.r.I
~ claughterA and
ty'r, 111 r str, , et hilt
)Ir,. \\ nrt. ith a rhihl in her armq,
and t tv..r.. burnt t.•
d nth in ttio. , tr....t.
Throe o'lll'l . dati4liters urn ,
ni ',I pt. Wan' 111141 , us eSt•al'4l
kindly loirned. Oro• ‘ , l' alp ha , horn
roc , ,;•:ii/..1 as .lairp.A
to be a lireroati.
111 ,-, 1/.cr /h,,
ho• , 117/ aad lha,v . fat•
.1 / nit/ !let
yi lin Mitirttie ti!- - tig
I:ter4iy-9 , r !,, !NY Twit
11.% Oqt Icl Y IVloNtnt,t
Thr , .Irniyof lln•
ill 1it , .11,11, .1!) , 1 4•,•.• r,,k,•!1..- ,
lia 1 . . (11..;274 . 0
A. Nt. Corp , Tiref•et,l
tf, I . 4“'t .f tilt!
:111't nn titrr , ll ,. , hilt HIP
pi,d, , t,(l by ,livalry,
li..m i, 11, :Itt•.l 11 , ILI' COIIIIIIII rnit.4 r ,I.
t I:t ih , •\ Iritir \,111 . F. Cr,•.•k,
11:0J to I”• tod, (wcup . v, ,•\
liia CnN.dry, uiplt•/. )111j,,r ,ent
tliv2tl Corp, divi-iolt• Nvhicli
hrol mit tho Vitu s :Jim lis
1.1111, that. tr 11•4 • ,••
On 010 fir-I
"I the. :,11k1
tht• init a lt"::
rtlti, drik tht , ,nt•rti pickot, 1,,rk,:•, , L11..111.
ll.'rt• n , t•. 11.2 111),• t•I'Cl.l
- 111 II dl.ll io:iitti,ll,
'nit, :id \ C:l\uIrv, after cro:s
in.r, a sht,r; di-lanf
road. \ :11111 -,e;11 WO(
11/l'o 111 'A 11, II 111,11 , 11 II AIM], Vol
k:: into our it. i , and
e, un,lin be•ple , a number a
Corps, the, r,bel, It ere iris "tr. and
boon after a conneetion with the rit:lit ul the
I5(11 Cowl, %VWs nnole. llt to thib
time ...cry little lighting had ttil:cri !dace, the
sth being ~ ..eareely engaged at all.
divi-i.n; of the :id l'orp:, under
General Smyth,', h-Core I , aching Ilan her',
ti,rned to the ri2;lit and ad'valiced in a
north tosvard,. mist r.,n g 's
;HMI Ilet,.re Illlurc than thr,:t•-qunr
tOrb of a mile tin , enemy were di,covered in
It strong p..,ition and in con-ide . rald,• toree,
four di ~ f (;', , neral -
ing reported in the vicinity. hero our wcu
erected temporary breastworks ort part of
the line, wllilr. the balance had only time to
throw up :-.olziriiiish
ing was going on all this time betleven the
enemy and our sharpshooters.
Atfabout 4.30 I', AI. the rebel artillery
opened for the purpose of finding our posi
tion and strength, but no reply was ninde.—
They at length appan•cd, advancing in lino
of battle, with a strong skirinisli line thrown
out in advance. Our men were all ready
for then], and, as they charged in handsoino
style across an open Ii d 1, they received such
a galling lire as to cause them to fall back in
disorder, leaving many dead and wounded
on the field. Alter repeating the attempt to
dislodge our men and tailing each time, a
force wt. son t. around to turn the right flank
of the division. Col. Murphy, of the (19th
New York, commanding the 2d brigade,
was posted here ,with his right resting on a
swamp, and was fully prepared for such a
movement. Here again the rebels suffered
severe loss as they attempted to break the
lines, and were finally forced to give it up,
and soon after dark tiring ceased almost en
tirely, the enemy going buck to their works.
Our loss during the duty was quite small,
probably not over a hundred altogether,
although the exact number istiot known.—
Col. Murphy was wounded in the knoe, but
not severely, while giving orders to his men.
Ms assistant adjutant general, Lieut. Gra
ham, 14th Connecticut, wounded in breast
severely. :Lieut. Morris, 10th New York,
wounded is the thigh and hand. Lieut. A.
Bartlett, 14th Connecticut, killed.
A eorreTondent of-Um-Herald, with the
sth Corps, whose name I did not learn, was
captured, and after being robbed, succeeded
in escaping, and reached our lines in safety.
The enemy's loss nmsthave beeA very heavy;
a s .t.hay. repeatedly _ charged our lines, each
time suffering severely.
We took abOut two 'hundred prisoners,
some of whtnn report havingroceived orders
in the morning to keep a sharp look Out, as
they believed'our tinny was on the 'neve,
General Smythe deserVea•much praise for
for the manner in which he bundled his di
vision, being 111'1'1401f present all over the
field, and watching closely every move of
his enemy and ready to meet it. '
We expect a battle to-morrow (Monday,)
with more decisive results than were ob
tained to-day. The weather to-night is clear
and cold, and is just suitable fur a Move
ment in this country.
Important from Cuniberland, Maryland.
Capture Of the Guerrilla, Chief, Harry Oil
2nore-2-The Destroyer of Chambersbury 41.
• Our Hands—Dispatch. of Brig.. G0n.1.61-
ley,. ~. . , • " '
. , .
Cumpii4LArlo, did., •Fob.;Q ? 1•
A. cavalFy•scOut - Of Gezieral 'Bh6rithiliss,o4-
counterglilie force of Gen. , harry
yesiOrdity, nem' whipped, it
hamisambly,..dmithiring'up.viiirds of twooty.
officers and men: . A.mongilio officers 'earl"-
,turbtl!witii..tho notod - gliereilla chig,imd-rob
y 'Gil ni o , . . •
,• •,• •, •
• • •• Brovet 111t9or.Golieral.
. , .
The Late Conference in Hampton Roads.
The Result of the Interview Reported Unsat
isfactory—No Change of Attitude on EA
' er Side,-Firm Position of President Lin
coln-I'4c War for the Union to be eon
. ued with Vigor.
It is , difficult to procure details of the con
fereneo between the President, the Secrets
ry of State and the rebel commissioners, but
it Is asserted that the President throughout
the conversation insisted that he should con
tinue the prosecution of the war on the prin
ciple heretofore declared, namely, of com
pelling obadienec to the Constitution and on
the basis of-the Union, and admitting peace
only on these terms. With him there was
to be no deviation from this course, so the
commissioners were left in no doubt what
ever on this material point. The conversa
tion was conducted in the most courteous
and respectful manner, and the commission
ers returned to Richmond thoroughly under
standing the views expressed by the Presi
dent. Therefore, if anything further is to
be said on this subject, it must come from
the Confederates themselves. As has here
tofore been stated, there was no agreement
111..11 any point at issue. It is asserted by
the intimate friends of the President that DO
conclusion or promise was made by them in
the least degree yielding the position, as
above stated, and which he has, in public
and private communication, maintained.
Whatever may be the speculations as to
peace laoVerla•Pts in the future, it is certain
that there will be no abatement made in our
military operations, but that this effort will
be to prosecute the war with additional vig
or, so that, our tiuccc,scs no procure un
The Chi-aside Says : "The blind fatuity
which possessed tl.e rebel leaders, at the
set of the rebellion, rules them Inexorably
still, ail t has Sword of justice must execute
the work which_the folly of blinded leaders
would not accord to the arts of pacitication.!/
Evacuation of the City:on the 16th ult.
Stores, Removed to Selma—The
People (" the City Renior4elessly Conscript
ed by the Rebel Aullwritics. _
The steamer Mollie Able, from New Or
leans on, the :31,A ii t., arrived here to-day
with at large quantity of sugar and molass
The stonliwrs and 11lerning
Star. faun New York, had arriveal at New
Tho roportml evacuatlial of INfobil" ww;
cortirowil. 'll.O Ni•w Urleani ,IIVS
th , ‘ itif,rtnatiwi undoubtol at New Ur-
Heftl.2:VoS W11(11111 i 1 l ilr or. Ow 11;th had
arriv,ql ut w Urkan-, rind ,tait,d that ttnn
COIIIIII,IIOII iill the day of
that th‘ , ~rduanor,
woing to S n lnnni by rail 11[111
water. Siniultanoott, with till: , illorctuorit
a rnn3.Tll.tlnrt AVllngnillg 011 11111.i1P4
of 7.o,ni)ile, tin ( , icapc which the
pc, , idc ro floring . Irian the city by squads.
It 1111' L;t.ll, , ral in Mobil.:
that 11,, d•dl•n.•n' of the city N voul i f i ii i -
Its f2;lllTi`.ill is rllllll,
..f unilitiu , Imilor the cifinniallit of
T;iN ii.r 1111.1
January. from Ea.t
pot. ith 367 sick t.f Get). .1. .1.
111 , 11 \‘cru left at. 110titid City
1111110 , 1'r, tWVILty-t•iC otlwr,
recPi 1,1 at, 1.::1 , 1p0rt., had the 127th.
I: I ItN I of A M l.w rrrr t,I'EA
Ar ; ,g,,, "Ile et the. ..i.tentners
\,ll , ti rod 11‘" h•dd, and WAS
L 11 1 .10,1 t , . the wat, , r', yo , torday aft(r..
110.11. TIll• tiro \vas tir , t tile day
1 , 1 ,v v;:t , 1i 1,1 in chock by forcing
wat , .r int" th, All tilt , furnituro and
ficight \val.. , aved, but the carg , ) in
Iwid, including fifty t,.n, of Guvernwont
1.4,:tt allied at
and \\ 1:1,111.1,1
,tvat.•,l on th,
”( the L'rbel
A I,•tt,r fr, , rn th, Army Of T. 10! I , ,,tdoilac
in nrtillnrt loci 1,11::•.• nu
hinting r,•„:,, 7i
t,. hay ,
A ii:l-4iqw;•r the who arrivod
in \1:1•11:ift:n.n enniirrns the truth
of ;hi- :it:or:111,11f.
Th, ha, been 101 l 111 reiti-e ru
mor, for se\ eral weel,s past. Thu senior.
Blair has returned farm Li (.01•011(1 ViSit to
10111111 , t,.1. (ii,.l Io think, lifter a COT -
I, r, nee with 1,601 , , that 1'1.11 . 1 ((11
11 , •11 , 1%11.1 , ti rin-, and 1111 the basis of Union,
—is within our iz,rie.p. A Mr. Site4lidon,
I Wllll Is it 1111•1111ter of the copperhead
1.4.1 , 1111,1 0 11, (tl,l 11 ho a l-. been to _Rich-
Itii ,, i4on of inquiry,
think, dttferentl,. Ile says that the Itebels
will not at for the present,
111;tt OW) arr. full 111 hope of ultimate in
dependence. Per a 011 tra. it al pear , to be a
clearly itscertain.al tact that Ilion. A. 11.
Steven-, Vice Pre-ident of the •eonfeileritcy,'
llon. It. NI. T. Mutter and .1111 in A.. Camp
bell, 1111•1111,•r , of the rebel einigre,s, hxtve
( .0 111 ( ` Within our 11111 ., Wllll tilt! pol'llll-,1011 of
President L111( . 0111 told Gen. Grant, to talk
of pmee, lit Ivast; and that Secretary Seward
is now at Fortress 31 onroe to confer with
them on the subject. The. New York Tri
bune is sanguine that rcaee will lieproclaim
cd before Many days. 'rile New York 7'in/es,
on the other hand, scout, at the idea of I'citee
until the Rebels realize that they are van
quished. Ire hold to the Times' opinion.
Not until lih•hniond and Charleston are tak
en, and Lee's army is captured or broken
up, still the rebellion be ,eflectually crushed.
'Pile men who are now 3'011111(.00ring to fill
the new call of the President„ or who may
be drafted, will be the best _Peace Commis
sioners we can send down south. “Three
1-11111dred Thousand more," in addition to
those now in the Held, will be amply suffi
cient to bring about this de,irable result.
A female writer says, "Nothing looks
worso on a lady than darned stockings."
Allow us to observo that stockings that
need darning, look worse than darned ones
Stockings look hest surely without any
"darned" holes in thin.—Ley. Cour.
Gentlemen, you had better attend to your
Imittlm,/,_./uni let tbo-injury complained of
heel itself . Boston Post.
Yes, or you may got worsted.— liras/zing
And if not worsted, you'll most likely get
the kinks token out of you.—Flag.
The above perpetrations compose the
dorm - lest nonsense we have ever heard of.—
The foregoing me all the yarns on the sub
ject that we have found unraveled.—Madi
Why don't they narrow and COD/0 to the
point ? Pinery.
Perhaps they fear they will get toed off if
they get too near the point.— Berlin Courier.
Darn it, gentlemen, if the lasly.hps a bolo
hi her stinliing,. can't slip knit in a pieee,--:
Gentlemen, you had better drop a few
stitches, and bring the whole (hole) . to a close
Would like to know how, the above gents ,
can speak so clearly on such a darned sub
ject, Did you 'ever attenipt to unravel a
hole ? Columbia Indies . look well because
the wear stockings ribbeti, , not darned.—
A great deal woad cis wit has boon woven'
into this matter; now dismiss it in toe toe.—
Sunday Morning Leader.
Th e , ,lady' whose stockings suggested the
ttbpve has. rend it. all, died of mortification
and left the Stockings to Barnum as a legacy.
Senator Foote in Difficulties.
Baiirttiottii;•Feb: . *T.
Henry S. Foote, of the ~rehc!.,;Cohgress,
reached here' this morning from' rlYashing-..
ton, in charge of F. 0. Newhitll,. - anit"tdok
'breakfast at the Eutmv House; : shortly after
which he left flit. the North, - I.Lis.reported.
that he bbinearteintetblit' Fort War=
_snow storm coptltted.
Diziltf4l); Whon'itti)inc:d to'
WASIIINOTON, Feb. tf.
Gen. Grants Army
Letter from Hageratown
Esortnsrown, Mn., Feb. 2, 1)865.
'Dear. Herald--Men who know how to
trade make it o rule to buy wheri everybody
else wishes to sell ; and to sell when every
body else wishes to buy ; and such persons
cannot have failed to notice the mania for
selling out and going West which prevails
in Maryland 'arid especially in this part of
the State—Washington County. yet many
of your readers who love to turn a penny
and are possessed of a weakness for buying
cheap and selling dear, have probably not
had the opportunity of reading Curriden's
excellent paper-4'Th° herald and Torch
Light," published in Hagerstown, and which
being the best advertising medium in Wash
ington County, contains just the information
they need; but not all nor the half of it, for
the walls of every bar-room in town are
plastered over with bills, advertising sales of
real and personal property throughout the
county. Within the next four weeks there
are (advertised in the Herald and Torch
Light alone,) to be sold at public outcry, L.
(;00-aeres of farm lands, lying indifferent parts
of Washington County, together with horses,-
cows, cattle, hogs, sheep, tools and furniture"
enough to stock and run them all. Nearly
all of this land, I am assured by disinterest
ed parties, is of the best quality ; and you
must not suppose that the reason for so many
sellers being in the market is solely because'
the time for weeding out rebels and sympa--
' thizers has come. Many loyal men have
suffered by rebel raids and have a natural
desire to leave an insecure locality, and many
of the old residents would be more personal
ly obnoxious to raiders than new comers.-
It may require some nerve to settle in thiw
portion a Alaryland but "according to your
faith so shall it be unto you." If there is
some hazard involved, the gain will be in .
proportion, Maryland with her free constitu=
ion vast resources still undeveloped, affords
great inducements to northern enterprizo
and thrift and those who collie first will like
ly be served the best.
For the Herald.
Lore•rTsVlLL><, LOLDON Co. VA
January 30th 1865.
To TIIE FAIR AND PATRIOTIC ONES OF THE
K tillcs - rosk:—Clvanse your pens that have so
long been idle, and observe that the under
signed " Blue Brotherhood " through the
loneliness of (falai) Life," desire your cor
Object:—Fun, Mutual improvement and
a larger circle of female friends.
Confer a favor upon either Harry Clinton.
Co. '4E," Will IL SWIM re, Co. "K," 0. Bow-,
yrs, C M
o. " D," Harry ellYille,re - . - IrK, - "iir
Claude V. flerschelle, Co. " B," all of the
Duda Penna., Cavalry. Address either of the
nhii v e with their respective Companies and
Regiment as r,,11,,,vp:-2d Brig., Ist Citv.,
Lov,ltqvillr, Loudon Co.,
Egin and &until Miters.
DOMING Springs Hotel, 43- miles
)F:Ast. of Carlisle, Is for root, from lilt April, 186(r.
Mt. Holly M. E. CIIVR.CII.—Extra
n•rvico6 will be held in the above church at
It). A. M. and 7. P. on Sunday next, by
PIANO FOR 11 ENT. —A six and threequar
tor octave rosewood piano, in excellent or
der, for root on reasonable term , , apply at
THE IiASTIN(IS COURT MARSITAL.—
We have received a corn M unication review
ing the fivweedings and finding of the court
in the above case, with the views of Judge
Holt and the action of Sect. Stanton. There
is nothing ohjuctienable in this communica
tion and were it accompanied by a reeponsi
ble name we would give it place. But it
comes to us without a -ignature, and until
tliis is furnished we must lay it aside.
rgx_rn consequence of the rapid sale of
the , took of the Winciew Petroleum com
pany, the director: hate agreed to close the
book , on next tiatunlrtt thellth ihSf. 'One
of their tract, is near the property of the U.
S. l'otroloom l'ompany who have recently
!•truol: a3') ) barrel well, which fact has great
ly enhanced the value of tho property of this
c , rnpany, and made the stock much sought
eft, r Persons wi , hing to invest have but
a few more. to at the original price,
or two dollars per share. See advertisement
in another column.
DESERTER C APTU RED.—On Tuesday
last, a prisoner at the guard house of the
regular barracks, escaped from the guard
and ran across lots towards the railroad.—
The guard gave chase firing seven times
from their carbines as they ran, missing the
skedaddier, but striking a horse belonging
to Mr. DAY, a farmer who was loading his
wagon at the coal yard of Mussrs. Delaney
& Blair. dog belonging wo believe, to.
the coal yard, seeing the fleeing soldierfitooki
upon himself the duty of arresting him, and
did actually fasten upon him and turn him;
over to the guard.
PROCEEDINGS OF PROVOST MARSII4.I/8 .
Or important business has been
transacted in this office during the last week,
t he Board of Enrollment being engaged in
matters of a private nature—the publicity
of which would give but little interest.—
All due preparations are being rondo fur the
impending Draft, and as soon as the returns
and official data are received fromi,t,he Ass't.
Pro. Mar. Genls. office, the quotas for sub
districts will be assigned.
E CREAT SNow—The fall of snow
which commenced early on Tuesday morn
ing cominucd until a late hour at night, nnd,
reached a depth of about eighteen inches.—
With a solid (icy) foundation, this big snow
will probably afford sleighing for weeks to
conic. Let the merry jingle of the bells be
heard, and those who can, enjoy themselves,
South Middleton Institute
The Institute convened at Wise's School
House Fob. 4, 1866, and after being called,
to order by the president, was opened with.
The minutes of previous meeting wero
read and adopted. Roll call, Miss Ann M.
-Fiendlig Carrie A. Goodyear, A. 011ie Has
kell, Sallie A. Nailor and Groason GiHellen,
Selections were rend by Miss Jennie A.
Coyle and Mr. A. B. Rupp, Miss Sallie A.
Naibir read an essay; subject—Flight of
J. Harvey Wolf delivered an address, sub
ject—The advantage of studying. History.
Mr. Elias Alountz drilled a class in Men
'The questions given at previous meeting ;
mcp_ansiiicretl, On motion adjourned. to
meet at ono o'clock P. M.
• President in chair. Roll call: Miss Fiera
irig, Miss "Haskell and Mr. GiHellen still ab
sent. Mr. Levi Gloim drilled a class in
Written Arithmetic, arid' A. B. Rupp ono .
in Geography, after which the teachers rend.
several selections in concert. - . -
Mr. S. H. Kanfman, the secretary of the,
enterprise for holding a, series of exhibitions,
for, the . purpose of raising funds for the.
Christian Commission, road the progratunio
for said exhibitions. -;.
Programme - for nett Meeting, Rend solcc
- tkins, 7 —Miss.Carrie.A. Goodyear and Great
son dillellen •Bssay,—Miss Barbara A.
Wherry;',.Addrdss; Mr. E. Myers; Writt
ten: trithmetic,—J. Wegley Mouritz ;
ing—Miss Annie, M; Good; Physiology,—
B. J,l9pp ; Critic,—Lydo C. Fleming.,
"•• Ontenotion, - resolVed Chafe. vote of thanks
he tendered to Mr. Michael Gleim, 'Samuel
Kunliol, ors- ' sSamtlel ' Mohler, •
- Wary Leckey, co.d Bishop; T. IL :Wilt..
•Jiinnson and John Kunkel for their hospit
rtietl: to Meet at:Spring 'Road School,
f li ouseißeb. l ei , lBtls.
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W. C. R
I'ETSIt E. SOK