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Friday; March 31, 18-0.
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i Joutg Wnset , t, of Chicago, publisher
-of the Evening Journal of that city, and for
years a prominent and influential political
leader an the Northwest, is to bo appointed
Sectiad Assistant Secretary of the Treasury,
in place of M. B. FIELD, who has been ten
dered the consulate at Chien Kiting, China.
Mr. Wtt.soll is at present Third Auditor of
the Treasury, to which office be was appoint
ed on account of his practical business quail
ties. Upon the retirement of Mr. HAttittri-
Nor : t p in May, it. is probable that Mr, WIL
-80 will be made First Assistant Secretary.
A - Nevada paper describes a curious
*Cent) in ad.hentre in Virginia City, in Feb-
Tuary,,Where the performance of two ac
tTegses were so well liked, that the audience
rattled down upOn the stage a shower of gold
aild silver pieces. The actresses picked up
one hundred and forty-seven dollars from
the boards. Even the male performers were
not slighted. They picked up halves and
quarters to the amount of from three to five
dollars each ; to say nothing of jack-knives,
pocket-combs and tooth-picks. The young
ladies were so often forced to return to gath
er the silver showers that they appeared sev
eral times on the point of giving it up. One
of them, having finished gathering a boun
tiful harvest of halves, was making a hasty
retreat from.the•stage, when there suddenly
fell about her such a glittering end over
whelming shower of silver, that in despair
she Efli, down and covered her face with her
hands. The pockets of another gave out,
and a torrent of silver rolled about the floor
in every direction. All this was, of course
fun for the audience, though the young la
dies found it quite as profitable as funny.
The military plot thickens. The situation
iA becoming invested withal) intensity of in
terest which has not been equalled in the
Whole course of the war. Viewed simply
as a dramatic spectacle, we can imagine
nothing that will exeeed in grandeur the
field of conflict in Virginia and North Car
olina. But it line a higher significance. It
betokens the death struggle of rebellion. It
foreshadows the end which is visibly and
rapidly approaching. The manufactured
victories of Lee neither raise the courage of
his own troops nor depress the soldiers of
the Union. ills polio) in that respect is too
well understoottl his desperate attempts to
force ourlines in Virginia and to arrest our
progress in North Carolina have only ended
in disaster to himself and his army. ills
policy,r his plans, his generalship, are`of no
avail. The prestige of success has utterly
deserted his cause, and misfortune perches
upon his banners. Read the despatches from
Gen. Graintrin regard to the results so far of
the exciting uperations in front of Peters
burg. Read the brief but vastly important
report from Gen. Sherman of his operations
since be left Fayetteville. 1 lie temporary
advantage acquired by the Rebels at Fort
Hteadman only serves to heighten the bril
liancy of their repulse, and to illumine the
bravery and the irresistible fighting quali
ties of our own troops. The attempt of
Johnston to arrest the triumphal march of
4:herman only served to bring out into bold
en relief the invincibility of Shernian's vet
erans, and the folly and stupidity of under
taking to cheek an advance which the whole
united force of the Rebels is incapable of seri
ously interrupting. That Leeshuuld thus act
on the °Glisten is nut surprising. lie iseom
pulled by the high pre-sure of his •mirutind
ings to assume a den kimq.iati‘ e attitude.
He is compelled I y the piteous appeals of
the people, by the howling of the press and
by the stern demands of the despot who is
trying to prolong his grasp of a barren scep
tre, to do something. He has lost the ef
fective services of several thousand men
whom he cannot afford to dispense with.—
To add to his discomfiture these losses are
largely disproportionate, our own killed and
wounded being comparatively few. The as
sault at Petersburg was momentarily a suc
cess, but that ephemeral advantage was neu
tralized by the skill of our combinations and
the intrepedity of our soldiers. They were
only surprised—not overpowered ; they were
stunned by suddenness and dash, but they
soon recovered and paid back their blows
with compound interest. The splendid
morale of our troops presents a striking con
trast with the demoralization of their antag
onists. On the one side is the elastic vigor
springing from the abS•olute certainty of suc
cen ; on the other side is the discourage
ment and despair incident to inevitable de
feat. Let General Lee repeat these desper
ate ventures as often as ho pleases. They
hurt us but little, while they damage hint
immensely. lle will not be able to play at
that yam e, nor, indeed, at any other, muc
longer, for his strength is dwindling awa3
and he has no means of replacing it. Already
he is nearly driven to madness by the ex
tent of his embarrassments and perplexities,
and it is perfectly clear to the dullest corn
prehension that his disturbing visions of pan
ic, failure and flight will soon be ~tenlized
PENNSYLVANIA ANL TUE WAR.—Adju
tent General Russell's report for 1304 con
tains the following facts : Organizations for
three years term, 9,807; for onelundred days
terni, 7,675; for one year term,._16,094;
unteer recruits, 26,667 ;:drafted men and•sub
statutes, 10,651, recruits for theregular army,
2,974; re-enlistments as above, 17,876; total,
91,704. The total number of troops furnish
ed by the State since the commencement of
the rebellion may be summoned up thus :
DtiTing the year 1861, 180,694 ; do, 1862, 71,
100;016..1888, 48,046 ;do. 1864, ..73,828 ; re
enlistments; .as ab0ve, ; 17,870; Total, 886,444.
These figures do not include the 25,000 militia .
raised in 1862. The disburementS of the
Adjuttiiit' General i:opsirtfhont fM: tlie:year -
were $29,838.46, of which $7,923,66 - went
to pay the'agents maintained by the State
at 'Washington: • ' •
At last We'haVe the full report of the 'rel.
turns of Abe Great Sanitary Fair. .
figures our fair realized $1.,036,8Q8 96. Thisi e
is not as Much OS was gained by tho sanitary
Fair in NeW York; but in that city there
were large personal centributions—twO gon.
tlemetti n ridenitan cttiv ingsloo,ooo each.
No such sums wore contributed here and:
therefore, for entorprise„industry, and sitillt
and hard, earnest work, the fair in our city
sUipairiTes ''reirilt's' any ,eyer held . in this:
country:' This, withink,' we can clairri•la
behalf - cif • Philridellild •'' A 6 ';" •
EFFccivz. Vonen of.l.linconfodor*.
armies; as is shown by , otllcitil stateme . xits,
amounts only to 121,000 men.
The Tribune and other papers ar s e calling
on the President to issue a new proclamation
and lay down' new terms upon 'whiat the'
submission of the rebels will bo', accepted.
They argue that the war is rapidly drawing
to a close; that the ma,ss'es of the: smith, to
use the stereotyped army expreSsitm, are
" heartily sick of the war'," and that if the
President would only issue a kindly worded
proclamation, inviting them to come back
,under, the old flag, they wouldfllock
to the windOws.
No new terms° f submission are suggested
by these advisersf that being left to-the Pres
ident; but it is evident that, unless new terms
are offered there will be •
no use in issuing such
a proclamation. And what new terms can
he offer? He has already issued a proclama
tion offering a general amnesty to all rebels
below the grade of-Colonel; is he to enlarge
upon that, and offer amnesty to all? We do
not see how he can go further, unless he takes
off all restrictions upon the amnesty already
The fact is that it is of but little use issuing
Proclamations to the South. The bulk of the
people do not read, and we have scarcely any
access to those who do. The newspaper press
is practically extinct throughout the limits
of the Confederacy, and the few papers that
still survive have not the pluck ur the will to
publish any proclamation of the President.
How, then, is any new Proclamation to reach
those for whom it is intended? What better
chance has a new Proclamation of being cir
culated thaii the old one had? If the old of
fer of Amnesty has reached the Southern
people, they know that it is still in force; if
it has not, it is useless to make a new offer,
of the conditions of which the rebels must
remain as ignorant as they are of those al
In the following views on this subject, :
presented by the Albany Evening Journal,'
we 'fully concur:'
A "general amnesty" would embrace for
giveness of all the crimes against the Repub
lic. It would restore to Jeff Davis his for
feited citizenship; it would bring Hunter
and Slidell and Toombs upon the carpet as
candidates for the United States Senate; it
would avert from the authors of rebellion
and responsible creators of its untold miser
ies, all the consequences of their wickedness.
By the help of God, we would tight until the
year 1900, sooner than concede ihis. A na
tion deluged in blood and draped with mourn
ing has no merry to show the dastards who
sharpened the poignard for its heart. Our
honor demands, our liberties demand, our
hope of future peace and welfare demands
that they shall he broken, humiliated, crush
ed—dragged in the mire of defeat, and left
to the black infamy which shall afford their
only eseme from iiblivion. By time blood of
then artyred brave— by the tears of weeping
widows and the sighs of helpless orphans;
by the grim recollection of every sorrow and
every trial this war has brought, we are com
manded to punish the traitors to the utter
most. They must loss their right to otlics
they !oust lose their negrues; they must lose
their landed estates; they must lose their
social positions—and if we grant them the
miserable boon of their miserable lives, it
will be that they may wander, outcast and
contemptible, a sutn ling warning to all gen
erations against the crime which involved
their doom. For the masses who have-teen
made to swell the rank:, either by enforced
conscription ' or by assiduous delusion on the
part of their leaders, we may have t,ymnpathy
tenderness, forgiveness—fur the black-heart
ed and red-handed wretches who have brought
the nation to this dreadful pass, nothing but
overthrew, confusion, annihilation.
The one task before us now is to push our
conquest to completion. When we have
thoroughly conquered the South the rebels
will learn the terms of submission, and not,
till then. No proclamation.; are needed,
other than those which Grant, Sherman and
Sheridan carry in their scab! arils. Let the
army do itircivork. It will be time enough
to talk of new proclamations to the rebels
when our arms have secured us free access to
'them. " Unless," says the impel` wo have
already quoted, "we are to abandon the
grounds upon which we have fought tAti
years, we can agree to nothing - ai a basis of
settlement which shall not involve the hu
miliation of the Traitor chieftains, absolute
confiscation of their estates, complete and
immediate emancipation, and a reconstruc
tion of Southern society. In other words,
when we do make peace, it will be with the
people of the South, white and black, and
upon such terms its will result to their ad
vantage, and not with the leaders, in a way
to relieve them 'from deserved infamy and
Prices Must Como Down
When gold was going up, there was not a
person in business who was not willing to
take advantage of the fact by increasing the
prices of the goods which he had for sale.
For some establishments to mark up the
prices was a daily employment, and some
times it was done several times during a day.
The purchasing public was compelled to
submit to the injustice, under the argument
that the value of goods must correspond
with the value of gold. At each exaltation
•of price purchasers groaned; while the hol
ders of goods who bought when gold was
dnown, smield sweetly as they added up their
immense profits. They consoled their vic
tims with the idea that when gold went down
goods would go down also, and all interested
were requested to wait for the happy day.
At length it is approaching; and if gold is
not reduceltotho level of Government paper
it is rapidly nearing that point. From 280,
gold has got clown to isio or thereabouts—a
reduction of 130 ; but the promised ratable
dedtiction in goods has not followed. In
other words, what cost two dollars and eighty
cents a few months ago, ought now to bo
sold at, a dollar and fifty cents. Have we seen
anything like that reduction upon either
wholesale or retail prices? Most assuredly
not. As a general thing, from twenty to
thirty per cent, deduction upon dry goods
and groceries and provisions are the greatest
concessions which have yet been made, leav
ing the publfc yet
. about one hundred ler
cent, behind the'eeriect ratio, if the value
of goods is tO'be estfinated by the value of
gold. This is certainly-not generous from
persons engaged in trade?
In regard to- marketing, the manner in
which the fanners act is perfectly outrageous.
The prices yet :hartandedfov bqtter, ,meats
and vegetables, aro still gradedby.,the,atand
ard of gold at 280. The country people 'de
not Perceito that if they . gcrt, fiftiycentS
po butter when gold was at XB6; they'
ought to:'soll itat but 25 cents when gold is'
down-t 0,150. The butchers-cannot perceiv
that Wi cents A pound : forbeet, with gold. at
150, is no, deduction :whatever from the, price
which they dotharid Whengoid was 280; nor,
can 'they uhdgriaati l d that they Might to sell
it for fifteen cents a pound; nbr do They
mean to do sous long as they think that by
combination they oan4feep up -their ( PriCes.
That object -pf .ovarybody. who sells is to
bAld n on, to high prices,ass long my_possijde, -
The object of every One who might here
occasion to buy , is to
,pospeno doing, to as
latibidni to keep uP'priccA'they'lcokinioiliz
IY_for thA':croWrdil of dustoriteis l 4lmrti-:they
foruierly,orttortained., 'They. do ftiot .come.;
A? 1 o .cen?tionO:kitrelYl-ICri gr.iv9A
tolte, such, may pr J esent himself, but the .
es.ger . croyds arc watding„ , They fioM)t.
lend to' come until - they eanliiiiiirinfeli
efited by the fall of gold as the merelfari n
diners were formerly profited by .a rise. kv,
'takes two, to make a bnrgain,,l.!_and at this
those viid want CO Sell ~..girodtlY; ex4reit•
pose 101w:want It is a:!. bad Yula.
-that doffs not`work both ways;" atsd this:tiflii .
: must Work,iir there will be trouble in M4nY,
establ ishm mats:
Meanwhile, failures [(reheard of, end
candle people aro In a panic. They have bad
Abe fat of. a. continued advnnen..in., the. price
of coin during four years; they do not like
the lean of a retrograde, No prudent mer-
F canatile man .ought to fail because gold is
falling, because for months past men of pru
dence..have trimmed their sails closely, and
haveas much as possible, bought and sold .
for cash, - at the sama time keeping hilt&nall
stocks, and holding no more goods than
could be got rid of in Ordinary business. It
is the class of speculators who have bought
large stocks on credit.. and held them in hope
of a rise, themselves doing all that they
could to make a rise, who have been caught
in this so-called commercial revulsion. They
will be allowed to go down without a sigh.
Few will pity them, and many will rejoice.
ne_The University of Chicago has within
two years received donations amounting to
$175,000, of which $lOO,OOO has been ex
pended in buildings Old $25,000 for astrono
—Brigham Young, in his message to the
Legislature of Deseret,,at the beginning of
the present Session, manifests considerable
anxiety to get into the Union, and recom
mends that in order to smooth the way, the
laws of tht3 Territory of Utah be enacted
and put in force by the Deseret-Legislature.
Utah will have to get rid of its " peculiar
institution," a plurality of wives, before it
gets into the Union.
THE DAMAGE IN OILDOM.
Oil City Under Water—flosses, Bridges,
Tanks, dw., Carried oO' Clean
Sweep ry . Everything Mara We-10,000
Burras of Oil rn nd 30,000 Empty Bar
rels Lost—Loss on Oil Creek not Less
[From the Pittsburg Commercial, March 10.]
We learn the following items from H. M.
Long, Esq., of this city, who arrived at the
Allegheny wharf yesterday about noon from,
Oil (ay, having made the trip, with two
others, in a "Venango county scow." The
river at Oil City, on Wednesday, was about
ten feet deep in the channel. It commenced
rising rapidly, and continued to du no until
Friday, at noon, when it had risen about
twenty feet, Waking thirty bet of water. Oil
City, from the Postollice down, was under
water, ineinding the mein street end all
back of it. In fact, nothing was left dry
but the property on the hillside. All the
hm,ines4 offices. train Pennock, Ball & Co.' s
up to the mouth the creek, including
Shirks', Burgess& Cu.'s, Fishers' and others,
were carrie,l off by the immense current that
set in from the creek,
On Friday night the creek rose five feet
in one hour, and made a clean sweep of every
move hie thing, including tanks by thehun-
Bred, barrels of oil, empty barrels, houses,
derricks, bridges. &c., &c. :11cUlintock
end Oil Oily bridge over the creek, end the
French creek bridge at Franklin, were car
ried away. Passengers were being rowed
acro-s the creek et one dollar a heed, and
landed at the loor of tin, First National
Ba . nk. Th.• river bottom lend above Oil
Cliy was ontirely ?ul,iie :Ind every
thing- swept off. Tanks came down past the
city without number some half full uf oil,
and the river nt times wns black with flout-
ing barrel , . Only one life was log in Oil
City, that Mr. Long heard uff, iind that wi,
a young man in the eumplovof venn,wk,
& Co., who braveiy waded into the wati - r up
to his bhuulders, endeavoring to save a 116rso
1 elonging to one of the employees of the
tirm, and siteeeeded in saving the horse's life,
but at theHee of his OWII. Several nar
row escapes were !nude by parties who re
mained in the houses mid offices along, the
levee, until the water rose too high for them
. to escape. Skiffs were sent after them, but
several or these were destroyed befire all the
parties were rescued.
The loss of property on the creek, up the
river and at Gil City, kill amount, without
a doubt, to two millions of dollars, and this
figure is inure likely to be under the amount,
than over it. The principal losers are as
follows: MeWhinney Marshall will lose
2,C)00 barrels of oil anil several thousand
empty barrel , : Bro., 1,000 bar
rels oil and 8.00(1 empty barrels : Wm. Hal
derma I,odo barrels of oil ;Hid 4,000 empty
liarrels ; 'c Co., 50,) bar
rel, id* oil and .4.t Ott empty barrels; Cochran
& Bro., Gallagher & Danver, Robert Ash
worth, .1. Gallagher, Pennock, Bull 6...;
A Porteous, G. S. Long & Co., Stockdale
Conkle, .Dilworth & Ewing, Shirk & Co.,
Lockhart & Frew, Burgess & Co., are also
among the principal losers atOil City. Their
losses-will run from 500 to 1,000 barrels of
oil, and many hundreds of empty barrels
each. Considerable oil in barrels lodged in
the eddies formed around the shed and ware-
sands of barrels are thus mixed up and float
ed together, and will require much time to
assort. them. The steamer LTrilda was the
only boat at Oil City, and sho was run u
above the mouth of the Creek, and escaped
without any damage. The steamer Belle is
at Franklin, safe, as is the tug Brilliant also.
The Le Claire is at Emlinton, and the river
from there down is full of tugs and steamers,
all of which are safe.
The Freeport Aqueduct is broken, and one
of the spans gene. The other river bridges
are uninjuired. The principal loss will bo
.on the creek and river, among the oil wells.
All of those on the fiats will ho overflowed
and tilled up with sand and dirt, resulting,
in ninny cases no doubt, in their destruction.
The quantity of oil supposed to be swept off
is estimated at 40,000 barrels, and 50,000
empty barrels, many of which will be picked
up hereafter along the shore.
Afore Rebel Victories by Johnston and
Harde.e.—Gen. Sherman's Advanced
Ulteckedwith. heavy Loss.—The Vic
tories "important" and Rebel !lopes
WAsnINOTON, Narcb24, 0 o,clock P. M.—
The following extracts from Richmond papers
have been received this evening at' 30 P. M.
from General Grant ;
EDWIN M. STANTort Secretary of War.
' Crrvl. ) oiNT, March 23, 1865.
Jton Edwin 161. Stanton Seeretary) of War :
Richmond papers received. Thcfollowing
is from a despatch from North carolina :
It ie undertikaid in official 'circles that
no lighting has occurred in North Carolina
since Sunday, and, from all we can learn, it
appears- that Sharman has 'attempted no ad
vances since his cheek on.that ;day. „ .
".General Hardee's . victory,, on. the 16th
iffst: , wits a very important one; nd regnida
thLenerriy,a: inost, bloody :affair, General
Johnston telegraphs that.in.that battle the
Confederate lois'vVite . 46o, 'While that . of the
eneaciy:-was.R,l3oo.:,:Thallght took. plitUe 'at
Averyshorp,, on the Cape year,
warbetwoon 'Raleigh and Fayefteiiiile.
H General' Johnsteti!s - &fent 'of- the .cheniy ,
histsunday, the inet, 9ceurreff at len!
tonvillo, pear . the NeuSe river."
has been pushing toward Raleigh in two col
umns, ono moving duo north from Fayette
ville, the othei .northward' from • Newborn.
Gen. Hardee fought theformeri Gen / Johns
ton 'the 'latter.
IL S Gyant, Lieutenant General
GOOD NEWS ; p,RONE. GV,A.KT4.
~13rillion4 4141,,r• , op, ~S`a,,turga,y,7 . --.Vl,g
els " :Atimpe ,Ciao .De
iert evectoßeeafitPrid.- 1 --411, Ass'ciPle;on
AcbclP , ..
WAR ii r ,PAlLT4ENT,W4prinicrro.w, Araren
25 . -7 p 1114;8r- Ge)l. Joi n A. Eirx, New
at 4/ o,clock, the enemy,
by a• strong and sudden assault, captured
Tort:o64min , but after. a vigoroukcontest
Alib..fort *captured, with 1, GOO pr . isoners,
flags, and all; the guns uninjured:'
:; 4 5lonOrit111cLatighlzh vas taken piisonei
Ity!thelicibbls, who alko Sort Has .
1011, but 'Were repulsed with greae,iois,
NVA/r:DITP,.ARTMENT, WASIiINGTOIki; March
2'6=9 m Major General Jonir A, Dix,
LatiCr reports from General Grant, which
are subjoined, show that the — operations . of
our forces this morning were brilliantly-euc ,
The Rebel Oisoliernalreitdy Secured
number 2,700. The Rebel killed and woun
ded Generni Grant estlinates at probably not
less than 8,000. Our loss is estimated at,
800, but may prove less.
EDWIN 31.'STAN'fi:iii, Be . ereta6 , :of War.
•• .71 TRIMS' DISPATCH.'
PITY POINT, VR, March 25-8 a. m
Idon,EDtivlx M STANTON, Secretary of War .
Tho ntimber of:prisoners received by the
PrOvost Marshals 2,200, taken by the Ninth
Corps; and• 50d-by the Second Corps. There
may bo,still some more to be brought in.
U. S. GRANT, LiCRI-General.
Orr POINT, March 25-.7 :--$0 : y• , rn •
Hon. Enwlti M. STANTON. Secretary of War
I am net yet able to giVe the reatilf,of the
day accurately, but the number of prisoners
captured proves larger than at first reported.
The slaughter of,tho enemy at the point
where they entered our lines and in front of
it was probably not less than 8,000. Our
loss is estimated at8()0, and proves less:
Gen. Humphreys : attacked on the left with
great promptness, capturing near DU men,
and causing the enemy to return his troops
to that part of line rapidly.
U. S. GRANT, Lieut,-Gen.
CITY POINT, Va., March 26 —1:20 p. M.
Hon EDWIN M. STANTON Secretary of War
The following dispatch of Gen. Parke i
received from Gen. Meade.
U. S. GRANT, Lieut.-Gen.
CITY POINT, Va., March 25-1 ;24. m.
The enemy attacked my front this morning,
about 4/ o,clock, with three divisions, under
command of Gen Gordon.
By a sudden rush they seized the line held
by the Third Brigade, First Division, at the
foot of the hill. to the right of Fort Stead
man, wheeled, nod, overpowering the garri
son, took possession of the fort.
They established themselves upon the hill,
turning our guns upon us.
Our troops on either flank stood firm.
Afterward a determined attack was made
upon Fort Haskell, which was checked by
part of McLaughlin's Brigade, Wilcox's Di
vision, and was repulsed with great loss to
The First Brigade of Hartsufrs Division,
held in reserve, was brought up and aeheck
given to any further advance.
One or two attempts were made to retake
the bill, and were only temporarily success
nil until the arrival of the Second Brigade,
when a charge was made by that Brigade,
aided by the troops of the First Division on
either flank, and the enemy were driven out
of the fort with the loss. of a number of pris
oners—about 1,600. Tsrt L. battle-flags hare
also been brought in.
The enemy ah , o lost heavily in killed out
side of our lines.
The whole line was immediately reoccu
pied, and the guns retaken, uninjured.
I regret to add that Gem McLaughlin
was captured in Fort Steadman.
Our loss otherwise was not heavy.
Great praise is due to Gen. Hartsuti fir the
gallantry displayed in handling, his division
whieb believed with great skill in this its
first e gagem t.
JOHN G. PARKN, Major-Gen
Report of Sattirday's Engagement—
otal Union Loss 1040— Very Heavy Rebel
Losses—The Enemy send in a flay of Tra , r,
7'o Bury their Dead—Eater Ira,,, Gel4r,l
Sherman—Severe Fighting and Capture of
over 2,0011 red, /B—Rebel loss very heavy—
Purther Particulars of the Fight on Satur
day— 2, 873 Rebels Captured, besides Killed
and Wounded—Col. Pentecost, of the 100th
Pesira lielled—Gallqiitry of our
Officers and men—Official War Garet! !
WASHINGTON, Match 27=1 30 P. M.
Major Gen Dix:
The followleg official reports of the Army
of the Potomac on Saturday, and of Gen.
Sherman's operations since he left, Fayette
ville, hove been received this morning,. Gen.
Sherman was at Goliddioro on the 23d of
this month. No movements have been made
on either side before Richmond and Peters
burg since Saturday MOIL
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
CITY POINT, VP- March 27, )
10:30 A. N.
Ma. Edwin M. Stanton:
The battle of the 25th resated in the fol
lowing loss •s on our side : Seco:4d corps—
killed, Sl',fonpdcd, 482 ; missing, 177.
Sixth coTps—killed, 47 ; wounded, 41 ; mis
sing, 30. Ninth Corps—killed, 68 ; wound
ed, 338; missing, 006. "Our captures were :
Second corps, 385; Sixth ,ores, 469 ; Ninth
The Second and Sixth Corpe pushed for
ward and captured the t nemy's strong en
trenched picket lire and turned it against
him, and still hold it. In trying
to retake this the battle was continued Un
til 8 o'clock at night, the enemy bossing
very heavily. Gen Humphreys estimates the
loss of the enemy on his front at three times
his own end General Wright estimates the
lose in his front as double his own
The enemy sent a flag of truce yesterday
for permission to collect his wounded and
bury his dead, which were between what
had been their picket line and their main
line. The permission was granted.
PJTY POISIT, 11 A. 3i., March 25.
lion. E. Al. Stanton, Secretary, of War
I not in receipt of Sherman's report of
operations from the time he left Fnyetville
up to the 22d inst. It shows hard fighting,
resulting in very - heavy loss to the enemy in
killed and wounded, and over 3,000 prisoners
in our hands.
ilis own loss be snys will be covered b
2,500 men since he left Savannah. Most o
them are but slightly wounded.
• CITY POINT, March 25, P. It.
After the engagement between the enemy
and Ninth corps, this morning, orders were
given for the Sixth corps to make an attack
on the left, of the line, in:front of Fort Fisher.:
The third division, General Seymour corn
manding„ was selected as the assaulting
column, and shortly after,: noon the lino
of battle was formed and the order to rid
vance given. In a short time our men had
possession of the entire rifle pits of the 'eat ,
my, nearly all of the occupants being made'
prisoners. Our loss in the 'affair was very
small. Over 800 prisoners were brought in
as the result of the engagement.
Still another tight took place near Hatch'.
er'sllun, in which the Second corps were
engaged. The attack was made about 41.trk
and over 400 prisoners fell into" our h'ands
on this ground, snaking in all to , day - atout
2,875.am0ng whom were near 100 commis
sioned officers, the' highest' rank 'heist a
This does not include the Febo.,wognded
in 'the bospitalsOvhieh will be ponsideoble.
These wen seemed, as they' pitssed
perfectly satisfied with their positioth. no
Iniger WY of istions
than.ithey,have been. getting, for sometime
back. , U, S. attAN,T,
.Revelationa,of its 4`eerets-Its'
.3t,rength—.l l ll,e Teetifoonst of
' Vpircepoxideinoci Of ilia New YO;Ic Tribune:
• : WASUINGTONiIirEttch I 23; 1866.V , ''
n for m ati on, hal; been:pladed in my 'kande
touching several points of great itnportaneo,
in regard to the Rebellion, its military
strength', its. eendition,' ~., the 3opinlon ,; :and
hopes et its, political" and military teaderis,„
atid'thejudgrrient - ot blitiof its niest
;tont anon upoir. the'possibilitiewand terins or
Mithout icompeent• of rnine,
;nit - them to you, with' the 'single, remark'
that for every fact about to state there'
is gnimpeachablevauhority, And that these
statements bear in thonuelves evidence of
their' authenticity and credibility.
First - itiflo the'inilitary strength of the
Confederacy. The:figures which I give do
net date later than February 4, 1.866, .:at date , they were net:therely accurate,
hilt 'were.cornpiled, froth' the Official Of 'the
confedeCato War Departments
..- - ;Pn - the , 4th-oflrebruary,AB6s,-the i.eiitire
-available.fotce of the Confederacrlas3l62,
000'men.'. They were distributed aslolltiWs:
Lee's army, 64,000
Bragg, including Hoke's division, 9,000
Beauregard and Hardee, 22,000
Diek'Taylor, - D. H. Hill, &H. Cobb, 7,000
West of Alissiseilipi, , 50,000
The 22,000 under Beauregard and Hardee
includes the late army of Hood, and all the
lestou. The 9,030 of Bragg include all the
gar/lion of Wilmington. These 81,0.00 rnen
constitute the bulk of the army now under
Johnston in 'Nerd' Carolina, with such ad
ditions as have lately been made.—The 7,003
under Taylor, Hill, and Cobb, are or were
scattered through Georgia, Alabama and
Mississippi, part of them constituting the
present garrison of Mobile.
Of Hood's army the following is a correct
Net loss of that campaign, 29,500
In East Tennessee and West Virginia
there were in February but 4,500 men alto
gether, and the greater part of them were
transferred March 1, and thereabout, to
A Committee of the Rebel Senate was en
gaged early in the present year in an inqui
ry into the condition of the Confederacy.
Among the witnesses summoned before them
was Gen. Lee, and,the following are extracts
from his testimony, on the 24th January,
Question by Senator
your opinion as to evacuating Richmond,
and withdrawing tho army to North Caro
Answer.—ln my opinion, it would be a
bad movement. The Virginia troops would
not go to North Carolina; they would go
Question.—Do you think we have troops
enough for the next campaign
Answer. —1 do not. WC cannot last till
Question.—What do you think of the pol
icy of arming 200,000 negroes? •
Answer.—lf we are to.carry on the War,
that is the least of evils; but in such an event
the negroes must have their liberty.
Question.—Do you think we could succeed
by putting the negroes into the field.
Answer.—That would depend on circum
stances. We could at least carry on the war
for another year.
Question by Senator Hill—What is the
sentiment of the army in relation to peace?
Answer—ft is almost unanimous for peace.
The men will fight longer if necessary, but
they believe we cannot continue the w a r
through another campaign.
Question by Senator (.4 rahani.—Wh it is
your individual opinion on the subject of
Answer.—l think the best polies is to
make peace on the plan propozed by Mr.
Stophons. Tho pooplcand the country ought
to be saved further sacrifices.
Ntittioli by Senator Walker.—lf peace,
be not made helore ;Spring, will you eem,ent
to take command of all the armie, "f the
Uonledeiaey, with unlimited power.,
A mwer.—l widl take any po-ition to which
my country as , ilgn , ine and do the beet lean,
but I do not think I can cave the cause now.
No human power can mive it. llad 1 been
assigned such a place one year ago, I thinh
I could have made Our condition better than
it now 15.
Question by Senator Orr.—You think,
then, (le•neral, that the hest solution of our
difficulties iz W make peace on the Stephens
Alvtwer.—Yes. that i 9 the best policy nr , w.
1 think Ow Array and tin: people might to ha
savli.l if all chin is
From records in the Adjutant andTee
tor-General's Mike it appears that from the
Ist of Oeteber, 14,04, to February 4, 1805,
nien lied deserted i'rom the Confeder
ate armies east of the 31ississippi. During.
Price's recent invasion of Missouri, nearly
nll the Missourians in his army deserted, and
ho lost during the campaign 10,500
--- . -
From North Carolina.
Ocrapation of Noldsharoayll Last Tar. , dayhy
(den. Sclayield—Urn. 117Hp.s the
Rebels at SIB int Vire, and Eaters Smith
tield—Communieuti-m .Establi• Led between
&ens. Shr[Ynan, ,Kdo, : lield, and Terry
Urea 1 Enthasia.aa. Antony the TraopB--
Th ry are Sweeping Erc~ ything Ileff,re th,:m .
IVAR DEPARTMENT, WASIIIN6TON,
March 25-10 p. m.
Major-General Jou N A. Dix, Nrit , York:
The followir , dispatch from General Seh,,
field reporti his arrival :it and occupation of
Goldsborough on Tuesday, Marcl 21, with
but slight opposition.
Enwll 11. STANTON, Seery. of War.
GoLnsunnorion, N. C. March 21,
VIA I'UItTRE3s Mox ROE, V R.,
March 23-7 p.
Lice f.-Urn. I:. S. GRANT, Cily Point :
I have the honor to report that I occupkd
Goldsborough this evening with but slight
General Terry's ciiliimn, from Wilmine - -
ton, was at Farson's depot last night, and
should be near this jdace to-night.
Sherman's loft was engaged with the ene
my near Bentonville on Sunday.
The artillery' firing was quite rapid during
tho day, and fur a short time on Monday
Sherman's right—the Seventeenth Corps
—was near Mount Olive on Sunday night.
There has been some artillery firing dur
ing to-day, which indicates a gradual ap
proach of Sherman's army toward this place.
All this being strictly in accordance with
Sherman's plans, 1 have no doubt all is well.
I hope to have more definite and later in
telligence from Sherman very soon, and will
forward it to you without delay.
I find the bridges burned, but otherwise
the road is not injured, and the depot facili
,ties are very line.
I captured hereseven cars, and Gen. Terry
has captured two locomotives and two cars,
which he is now using.
Joust. 31. SCIIOFIELD,
U. S. GRANT
gobni an QtAtuittp Natters
APPRENTICE %VANTED.—A stout boy,
with a good education and a good moral char
acter, will bo taken at this office to learn the
Printing busindi. Notie other; need apply.
[ —FAMILY FLOUR,,—We would cull the
attention of our readers to the advertisement
of Mr. Hoover, in another column. . The
testimonials to the superb quality of the our
furnished by him are unexceptional, and We
are certain our citizens will appreciate his
efforts,„to, furnish , the stuff of life, unsullied
and sweet: - • •
.4firin the death of Major Michael
Sauno, nnuoulueed in,,,cur paper of to
'Carlisle has lost. one of its diciest and , most
'osteemed, citizens; .4 nj. §:tune, }vas a / in ai.kvc
of Borks County, but 1 .0, 'ramp &en sixty,
eiiis 'been a resident this', borOngh,
1-19,ekvpd intki3'‘var of 1842.;, as First Linnt;
of a Rifle 'company, under 'the:CoMmtind "Of
Capt.- George repute. ,
tion of an efflofent 'officer '9nd;,9 L ipdlant
dior.Subsequently,-hoivas appointed' toy
rack gaster:,, at this post; and scrio in'that
capacity, until , the establiShnient: of the Cav
SchoBCor Practice . hnre, when hie difties
!w,orci 0404 to thatof Inspector Of Forage.
thirty years he' acted
StMverd,of ch.rilierlandtar Lodge, A, Y
3L. and Wns legutar, ,h4l nttotadence at the
lifhll6oviyi:(ll4lllo4ed for an,
sense dnf,y, ylii9ifenahled . him
tct retir). coati - lc/ice of, the, Olcers
OEN. LEE'S TESTIMONY
tion of the Department in which he was em
ployed.. private life he iustaincd.tyc
chap(C , lterjtot high-toned honorable gentleman
kind,Aocial'and benevolent, in....dispOitien,.
and geneioo tb a fault. /
#43'jiviu4b*ried' with Military and Minipill&
horiore'and: ; pis'remains wore followed to the'
grave by*.fbvi of the surviving' soldier's ' . of
th'e 9vai'Of 'lBl2 and a hiii6 concourse of
relatives and friends.
"Mark the perfert man, and behold the upright, for
the, and of that man Is ponce."
PROCEEDINGS OF PROVOST MARSHAL'S
OFFlCE.—Recruiting has been unusually ac
tive, and gradually the Committees of the
various Townships throtighont the District
H" - square accounts" . - . with the Draft,. and re
turn home. A few of the sub-districts, how
ever, have been derilect in their efforts to 411
the quota, among which the Draft will fall
with unlooked for severity. We would sug
gest to the peOple of those localities who have
the means and are averse td going into the
service, the propriety of working immediate
ly and with unusual vigor, °lie the !, little
while," granted by the indulgence of the
Provost Marshal may expire, and their serene
composure be painfully disturbed.
Recent orders from the War Department
direct that all colored recruits, substitutes
and drafted men, mustered in the Eastern
and Western I;iVisions of Pennsylvania be
sent to the Draft Rendezvous at Pittsburg
and Carlisle respectively.
The following deserters having reported
voluntarily in conformity with the Presi
dent's Proclamation of March 11, were for
warded to Carlisle Barracks, and from thence
to their Regiments:
.11EamAN NAEBE,, Co. " G." 123 Ind. Vols.,
deserted Nov. 11, 1864, at Jeffersonville, Ind.
FRANCIS THOMAS, unassigned, deserted
Jan. 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa.
Corp'l. LEWIS MATTERN, CO. •'C." Ist
Mo. Light Artillery, enlisted at Carlisle Pa.
while on. furlough from his command, under
the assumed namo of "John Martin." The
fraud was subsegently discovered when lie
claimed benefit of the President's PlodlaMa
tion. He was remanded to custody and his
case referred for further instructions.
QUARTERMASTER OF THE 192 D P. V
—We are glad to learn thnt our friend Mr.
Jrzo. A. WenaoNEn, has been appointed
regimental Quartermaster of the 192 d reg
iment of Penna. Volunteers, Col. Stuart.
Lieut. IVenaoNEa is a veteran soldier and
officer, having served three years, in the Ist
Penna. Reserves, a considerable portion of
the term as Quartermaster, in which posi
tion he won the applause of every officer and
soldier of his regiment. We congratulate
the new regiment on the wisdom of its se
MASONIC —At a regular stated meet
ing of St. :John's Commandry No. 8, of Kt.
Templars, held in their hail on Thursday
evening March 23, 186.1, tits following
named officers were duly elected for the
E. Grand Coinnintider, Sir John Palmer,
Generalissimo, " John (3-titshall,
Captain General, " Henry Porter.
Prelate, " John Hy-or.
Iteeortler, " E. Cornmitn.
Treasurer, •' .1. D. (itawas.
S. \Varden, " IV in. V :ince.
.T. IVardon," .. J. \V. -Patton.
Guard, " John Harder.
At a regular staled fleeting of :St. John's
Council, Nu. 4, ()I' Royal :Ind Select Ma , ter ,
held on 'Monday livening, March 27, 1865,
the following lIIIMNi (officers were duly elect
ed for the presencyear.
T. I. G. M. Compn. Win. M. Porter.
D. 1. M. John liver.
P. C. of W. " I. Livingston.
./%Ittrthul, Henry Porter.
Ereorder, - A. K. Ilheern.
Trca)(urer, J. IV. Patton.
Tyler, John Harder.
& iiy-The for the in
formation 1111 concerned :
K. M. llENnEnsox,
Paiivm . r \J Alt:-11A
15, Dist. I'm
ArroitNlY GEN ER.U:s
Maras 11, 1665
Hull. EDWIN M. SrA ,
SeCretary l lf War
The first question propounded in your let
ter of the 10th inst., is, whether the 2:3,1 sec
tion of the Act of ;\ larch ;hi, 1:i i;5, "super
sedes.' the 4th section of the Act of Febru
ary 24th, 1864?
The 4th section of the Act of February,
24th, 18114, enables any ebrolled person, be
fore a draft, to furnish "an acceptable sub
stitute who is not liable to draft, nor, at the
time, in the military or naval sera ice of the
Fnited States," and provides that the per
son so furnishing such substitute "shall be
exempt front draft dating the time for which
such substitute shall not be liable to draff,
not exceeding the time for which such substi •
lute shad hare been accepted."
Under this enactment, any person enroll
ed, and liable to draft, may obtain exemp
tion from the draft during the whole Perimd
of time for which he shall procure a substi
tute to be enlisted, provided the 8/thu'it'Oe
shall be so long not liable to draft. It is not
a mere credit for 'a particular draft which
such person obtains by furnishing a substi
tore before the anticipated draft, but it is an
absolute exemption which he acquires from
liability to be drawn at any and every draft
which may occur during the entire time for
which his substitute has been accepted by the
Government, provided the substitute be so
long not liable to draft. If, for example,
his substitute is accepted as a three years'
volunteer, and remains so long not liable to
draft, the principal, by the provision of the
law of 1864, just referred to, is insured a
gainst the risk of being drafted during the
whole period for which his substitute enlist
ed, no matter how many drafts may occur
between the enlistment of the substitute and
the expiration of his term of service. But
the Government, under this provision, is to'
be at no expense in consequence of the au
thorized substitution or - o - no m illviduaT fo - r
another in the draft. The party who desires
to avail himself of the benefit, of , the privi
lege conferred by the law, is properly and
justly required to compensate the substitute.
Such being the provision of the law of
1864 on the subjectof "substittites'rfurnished
in anticipation of a draft, the laW of Morel
Bd, 1865, provides (in its 23d section) as fol
"That any person or persons enrolled in
any aub-district may, after notion of a draft,
and before the same shall have taken place,
cause to be mustered into the'seivice of the
United States such 'number, of, recruits;' not ,
.(1:1:qft ! cis they may, deem expedient, i
which recruits shall stand to the eredtt Bid
perscins thus.causing them to be mustered In,
and, shall be Aiken as .substieWcs4ror such, ppr-,
,sons, OP : se Many Of thein iis'inay be'dratted,
!to.the extent; of the number of such •recriiits;
and, in,the , order,designated ; by the
mils nt the ifin6 such recruits are thus as R.
fOresa d nitnitered'iM"•-•'
44,i5, plea r„cluit. this, enaCtMent frovid eslfor,
quite another case than that contemplated by ,
the'pieviSionte'WhiCh' been` advert - '
ing in the statute. df ../864.,and confers upon'
an enrolled person a , privilege entirely, dis
tinoi froM'iliatgiVen'td him' itthat sfattite,"
' o ,CwAlahlle.m'ay avail himself at his option,l
in 'preference. to the privilege conferred by, ,
the. Alec or 1864; • "
:3Underthe pro Vision of the23d sections of •
the Act of Eld ,MarphlB6s,, be
vanee'of ditift,':"Cause 'ea' lie niiistOid . into'
.the service" - a' 'ireoricit inot: sfib jeot to draft;'"
which " recruit" will .f!starid tp crelir
of Ihd enrelkat ,
MusteMd.iM dtilthOnverit of the principal be.l;
ing,drafted, an,cl kle.takeih qnIV. I"IPPPO"I
of Wit 'cOhtitigeney,' 08 ii subi:iitu'in for stash
prinelpal , But , thel'“Creilit shial
anticipationof which ho may have • secured,:
that. theTcrson furnishing.-Prelir-na l —un
der, the 284.-section, shall ho "exempt from
draYtduring the the time for which the re
cruit mayhtiVe, been accepted and enlisted.
Butlthe onkrhenefit which a person so fur
-1 nishing a lreeruit derives, tinder the Act of
i 1865, is the*curing, in the event of his be
ing diiifted, - of a "credit" on the particular
draft in.anticipation of which the "recruit"
may haVi3,:been furnished. The "recruit"
maybe mustered into the service for three
years, and yet, as a substitute, he can only
avail the person who caused him to be mus
terdd in for, and with respect to the ono
draft before; and in anticipation of which he
was obtained. The liability of the. princi
pal to be drafted at any other drafti -occur
ing after the mustering in of the ':recruit,"
and during the term of his service, is not at
all affected. There is 'manifestly, therefore,
.no conflict - between tha.respective sections of
the Acts of 1864 and 1865, .to which you
have called my attention.- :One does not im
pinge upon, nor-even cross the path of, the
other. They give different and distin
rights and privileges to the citizen liable to
draft. He has the alternative course to pur
sue before any draft, either to buy a "substi
tute," and secure him to be mustered in, and
thus obtain exempiion from the draft during
the entire term of enlistment of the substi
tute, if the latter be so long not liable to
draft, or hd may procure for the Govern
ment a "recruit" not liable to draft, and ob
tain credit for such recruit in ease lie should
be drafted, subjecting himself, however, to
the liability of being compelled to repeat the
Operation at every succeeding draft that may
be ordered by the President.
Chiefly, I suppose, the design of the pro
vision of the Act of 1865, under considera
tion, was to offer inducement and present a
stimulus to numbers or associations of in
dividuals in any sub-district, before the lia
bility of any of them became fixed by a draft
to obtain volunteer recruits for the army.
Congress, in this law, offers such associations
a premium to use their exertions to fill up
the armies. It says to 'the residents of the
multitudinous counties, townships, wards,
and preeints, throughout the country, "Or
ganize yourself into recruiting societies; in
duce volunteers to enlist into the service be
fore the draft; pay them such amounts of
bounty as you may be able to raise by your
contributions to the recruiting funds of your
several districts ; and, when they have been
enlisted into the service, the volunteers you
may have raised will stand to the credit of
as many of you as may happen to be drafted,
to the dxtent of the number of recruits, 'in
the order designated.' at the time the recruits
are' mustered in."
Such is the deelaratior and promise of the
new law. Its policy is to encourage recruit
ing, not the procuration of substitutes; to
induce the people toorganize associations for
the advancement of volunteering, rather-than
the purchase of substitutes.
in enacting this new law, and inaugura
ting this new policy, Congress, however, has
not taken away the right. of the enrolled per
son, before the draft, to furnish a substitute,
with the qualification before stated, and thus
secure his exemption from draft during the
time for which his substit lite shall have been
accepted. He still has it in his power to ex
ercise that right in preferenoc to the right
Clinforred by the 23d section of the Act of 3d
obtaining a '•recruit - pre
ions to each draft, as it may occur,'and HO
curing thereby a credit in the event, on any
occasion, of his being drafted
1 rim of opinion, therefore, that the 23d
section of the Act of March 3, 1865, doe , not
supersede the 4th section of the Act of Feb
The second question which yon linve re
ferred to me, is, whether the 'recruits,"
which are “to he taken as stil , Aitutes,' are
to be considered and horns upon the muster
, roll , and records of the office of the Provost
Ittr , hal General, as ether volunteer recruits
which are obtained at the expense of the
United States, or as substitutes which arc
furnished at the cost of the principals.
I ant of opinion that the -recruits" whom
persons enrolled in any sub-district mny
•'cause to be mustered into the service of the
United States," in pursuance of the ?3d sec
tion of the Act of 3,1 March, Isr,s, are to b e
m , idered nn.l irented as other volunteers
who are ohtaintdut t he expense of the United
States. It will he ol.seu ved, from the wilily-
sis of the law contained in the foregoing. re
mark , , that the idea invok'nd in the law o
181;4 while the idea of dm
Law of 1865 is crediting. The section of the
Act of ltei3 under consideration does not
speak of the - "rerrnits" in - question 11
ti tu t N=," but declares that they "shall he
In ken as SabStailiCS - tin' the persons who
raise them fLr MaNfrl , ' , l la. They acre not
, tili , titutes, lint only of the hou r e of 30,6.
talcs. Their primary and ea-si•ntial charac
ter, under the i• that of credits for their
procurers or principal , ; and this &scrip
t ion i., 1.110
. firSt gitcll of them in the si.etion
uftr r , :ty ng — which recruits
shalt shlml In th'r credit c f thr persons thrls
thrin:f‘ite mn.iiti',•ed in," the section
ntoceo,i, : sha/l IPi embstitutes
siil i i,,Hll / of them 05 may
be clrnjled, 'to the e.etent of the imunber of
A (Titles] study of the words of the statute
Hitt , devejni t s the fundamental idea which I
have supposed, troth other indications,
The nrecruits" who am to 4 , 5/raut to the
rrerlit - of the enrolled perFinil, nosing them
io be ino , dered in before the occurrence of a
draft., I am of opinion, then, aro to he con-
.idered as other volunteer recruits which are
obtained at the expenslt of the 1' tilted States,
and not its "substitutes," in the ordinary
sense of that term, which ale furnished at
the curt ~f. the principals.
Your obialient sorvant,
l tiornry General
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OEFICEL
March 13, 1865
Hon. EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War
In your letter of the 11th of March, you
ask me whether, under the Act of Congress
entitled "An Act. to amend the several Acts
heretofore passed to provide for the enrolling
and calling out the national forces, and for
other purposes," approved 3d March, 1865,
the Provost Marshal General is required to
change the present quotas in the pending
draft by reason of corrections in the enrol
ment, made since their assignment.
In the 13th section of the Act, it is enact
ed, "That where any revised enrolment in
any Congressional or draft district has been
obtained or wade, prior to any actual draw
ing of names from the enrolment lists, the
quota of such district may be adjusted and
apportioned to such revised enrolment, in
stead - of - being'applied - to or based upon - the
enrolment, as it, may have stood before the
• It will 'ho perceived that the language of
this section is in' the past tense, and properly
so, through referring to future and. existing
enrolments : An enrolment must over precede
any action under the section. Itwas,-there
fore, right to speak of the enrolment as a past
fact, as something that had been done. Re
' rgading the section 13,y itself, and as unaffect
ed by other clauses in the statute, it,applies
as well to any future, as to an existing, en
11.1 t, at the
_time of the enactment, thorn
was an enrolment and pending draft under a
call , for additionaltroons and this appears
from the provisos to,.the 15th and ,27th sm.",
flans. It is, provided in the 15th section,
that the rule of credits fixed 'therein shall
liot apply to i the pending call; and in the.p7th.
section, it is "Provided: That nothing hero
containedShiill eporate to poStPOne the pen&
ing dvaftior interfere with theAtiotastissign.:•;
'Neither Of,theio provisdi can tiO iegarded
as , repugrfant:to the - section: ~,They .do;
nothing more than prevent a construction of
the , Act that wtiiild change the rifle eif 6redits .
as .to, tit o pending draft,: or that 'would Tiost
pone it, or that, would
,interfere with, the _
nssign6d - tlie!refni:' Indeda r ;COngiess
hoS,i implication,-doOlared that• the qnotasi
:ussigt„od:for,the present. or pending
not inierfered With: 'This could:
have been done in the enacting-Partfof ;
statutu, • yqt•May-,ihe as twqll' and aptly„ done
are Thude.tompplylixtho tiretisn't l
droft,,,the...quntas assig,netl.theroforpitl,bo )
'This T is What 'angreSiliati . :‘
said shall not be done. After the'periliing;
draft,e ; the proxiAos hay.o pqrfeririecl;thoir
office,' and, all fature - drafts /Mist he, judo,subject to th'e'itileslireSeribecl' in kb e . :Act4/ /
-4-anifit l inlvfoyeinf'4llo7 opinion , that ithe
WditilieklialitittailjtntrZ3 got4eti "ult4to
change the present cptotaa irk; the parading
draft by reason of corrections in. the :enrol*
ntent, made since their assignment. '
,I am, Sir, very. respectfully,,, „'
Your obedient servant, -
JAMES SPEED, ,
Trio Bridal Clitttnbei, an Mimi , of Warning
and Instruction for' Young rden—published by the
Howard Association, and sent frac of charge In sealed.
envelopes.. Address, Dr. .1. atc;LI,IN HOUGHTON,
Howard Association, Phila. Pah'. 10-1 y
In this piece, the Ileforined • Paisonige, - on the
27th Net., by the lie,. Samuel Philips, Mr. DANIEL
nurriNomt to Miss LYDIA 0. McBRIDE, both of
Shipponsburg, this county;
On the 14th Inst., by Rev. B. F. Deck, Mr. JOHN
FREDERIC to Mien MARY A. RHOADS, both Of Oda
Mr. O HENRY n the 231 ed.. at Thu Hotel. thermos,
JONAS to Misds SAlum'e
LLIE MOUNT; by
of thin county.
On thu 28th teat., at the house of the bride's father,
by thu same Mr. MOSES J. WETZEL of Carliale,.to
Mine SUE WAGGONER, near Landisburg, Perry Co..
On Friday morning the 27th inst., at 20 minutes le
fora 6 o'clock, at her late residence on East Blain St.,
Miss MARTIIAO DUNCAN, daughter of the late Hon.
In York, on the 20th Inst.. JOHN SPONSL.M.
formerly a resident of this place, aged 50 years.
In Dickinson twp., on the 25th Inst., Mrs JAN't M.
WOOD**, aged 61 years.
On the 20th inst., Major NITCHAEL BANN°, [pat
borough, in the 77th year of hie age.
CARLISLE PRODUCE DIARRET.
Carlisle, March 00,1805.
do. (Extra.) 00
do do RY.E
......,. ..6 00
5 ,2 10
RIM do 3 00
LISTATE NOTICE. -
I '4 Letters testamentary' upon the will of Martha
C. Duncan, dec'd., of the borough of Carlisle, bare been
issued to the subscribers residing In the borough of
Carlisle, to whom sll accounts will be presented and
.11 debts paid.
Jtil.). 13. PARKER.
March 81, 1865
THURSDAY, April Gth, 1865
NATILL be sold at public sale, on the
above ?in'', at the late residence of Martha C.
dec'd . on Mein Street, Carlisle, all the per.
soual pilots of the said deceased, consisting of
CARPETS, TABLES, CHAIRS,
Beds. Bedding, 139dstenda, Household and Kitchen
Furniture of all descriptions, Wass and China-ware.
The sale to commence et 10 o'clock A. M „and contin
ue from day to day till all Is sold. The Real Estate,
ouolstind of tho
HOUSE AND LOT,
on Main Strout, In which the testatrix resided. which
is 60 loot in front on said strain and 220 feet In depth,
Laving thereon erected an elegant two story Residence
TWO BRICK OFFICES,
will ho sold on Friday the 7th day of Aprll, on the
premises. et Ii o'clock A. M. Terms made known on
the d,y of sale by
FREDK. IV ATTS„
.11 , 10. 11. PARKER, '
Execs tors of Martha C. Duncan, deed.
March 31, 18t5—t. x.
W RISK ELLS I WHISKERS !
Do you went IVinislicrs or Moustaches? Our Om
n Compound will force $ hem to grow on the smooth
.' face cr chin. or hair on bald heads, In Six Week..
rice $l.OO. Sent by mail anywhere, closely sealed;
n receipt of price. Address,
WARNER & CO., Box 134, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Ma - eh 31, 1865-Iy.
BLINDS AND SHADES.
B. J. WILLTAMS,
No. 16 NORTII SIXTH STREET, PHILADELPHIA,
VENITIAN BLINDS AND
The largest and finest nasettment in the city at the
rom_eat .caah prices- .
STI)iU SD ADES. MADE AND LEITERED.
Merril 31. 1
Tarshish Silver Mining Co.
12,000 SIIARES, AT $lOO EACH.
Six Thousand Shares in tho Treasury,
to he sold, as required, to raise the seassary working
eaphal The mine is DOW being partially worked,with
the tenet promising results.
TWO THOUSAND SHARES
of the Company's Stork, nr so much thereof as has no:
already been beau sold, are offered fur sale, to role•
money fur the Immediate purchase of the most provedap
Price Forty Dollars Per Share.
Full paid, and not subject to assessment.
No more than this amount In for Rae below par.—
This stock is offered In the utmost confidence:.
That we have one . f the richest mines in Nevada •
That every sham, of the Company's Stock will be
worth Its lice in gold a ithin ono year from this time;
Thal moo shall be paying largo monthly dividends In
gold before the end el the your.
That there is nothing offering at the present time in
which capital can find a more safe or profitable invest
That flan funds to be raised will be ample for the full
development of our absolutely inexhaustible mine.
leaving two-thirds of the Company's Stock still In the
Tao management of the Company bas been commit
ted to a Board of Trustees, composed of energetic,
Christian. business men. in wham the public may re.
pose the most Implicit confidence.
All desired information will be furoisbed upon per
sonal or written application, either by the President,
C. S. Brown. at Ills office, 117 front Street, by the Dee
rotary, A. A. Post. Cashier of American National Dank,
70 nod 80 Broadway, or by Herman Camp, at his office,
100 II roadway.
tlgy Stork for sale at the American National Bank,
CBARGES S. BROWN, P reel.
ALFRED A. POST, Seey. and Treas.
March 31, 1805-3 t.
Letters of Administration with the will an
nexed on the estate of Joseph Shrum, late of the bor
ough of Carlisle, dec'd., have been issued to the sub-
riber residing in the same place. Notice la hereby
given to all peraous indebted to make payment, end
those having claims to present them for settlement to
March 17, 1865-61*
PORT Folios,_ Writing Desks, Bank
GaMmon Boards, Games of all deeerlptlon at Iplv
nratick's Drug, Fancy and Book Store.
Great Attr talon Great Attraction! !
A t A. W. Bontz's Emporitint Ttki9h,
has always been admitted as being the, cheapest'
tore In the County. We have recently received' from
the' Eastern Cities. selections of the, choicesi geode, at
such very lOW okurin as will surprise the purchaser.—
We will as usual replenish our stock with the, most,
seasonable goods, suca. as 'Minna to.4iatlfy, this.
west fastidious . Our Domestic goods. are greatly re.
duced In'prlce, lower than can be purchased in town:.
. A. Vir..BENTZ,.
March 20, 1865. ,
A AB Presents or a at 7 aver
stlek's Drug nook and Fancy Store .
BROOKS & ROSE
No. 431 MARKET stieoi ,northlido,:. PRILADELPHIA,
Have now open their usual bandadie yarlety
-• RIBBONS; BONNBT,
'ST,BAW& FANOY BONNETS .
FLQWERI RUCHES, LACES,:
and alt other rorvOke4 t y the : j•
BY 'Ong tip erienoe and Billet attention tethle branch
'iStbusirietis'eactueliely,,wo flatter' onreolvis that ,we.
can offer induOetnente, in variety, atyles 4. .quality and
reoperate prl:es—not everywhere to be round: The, at.
tendon ef,IIILLINZIIB and \,,AINBOIIANTS ,reapeet.,
folly • • ~ ' ' ' •
f.tlaratb24,--1865- 7 3 • . -
1. 4 1 1:1sICY BOOKS, Oiotogyaph Albyws
Hymn viiia Prayer fockqt Dpoliit,atlinyor
.trck's Dri,!g au!l llocic,Stqrp •
• 'l' I •'
as sauna oy ainqsizoci
PIS %PO 't tlEt !DistlatiO 8 31 0 111 a 'in pIPS _
• i .1 . • t •s t 4,
••-• • ' mead' aoj 1-,• • ~. !:1 ; .„
°srkul Pact gurl lnq SPortIU 4400 OU
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