Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, April 07, 1865, Image 2

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    Mut 4erall
iriday, April 0,,
a. M. riIiTTENOILL & CO.,
..111.0. 37' Park Row, New York, and 6
State St.floaton, are oar Agents for the Kann&
W hose elfin, and are authorised to take Advertise.
• nts and 8 bseriptions for ne at our lowest rates.
DEL.As announced in last week's issue
of the Carlisle American, that journal has
passed into the hands of the proprietors
of the HERALD, and henceforth the two
papers are consolidated. In presenting
the HERALD to the patrons of the Amer
ican, we can assure them of no change in
the political character or sentiments of
the newspaper they will receive. It is
true that the American was established
as the organ of the American party in
this County, and for a considerable time
specially advocated the doctrines and sup-'
ported the principles of that party. Since
the Presidential campaign of 1856, the
issues which that organization brought
before the country have been, at least for
the time, discarded. The questions grow
ing out of the existence of Slavery, and
which were continually forced upon the
people by its advocates have absorbed the
entire attention of the Nation. When it
became evident that the great political
issue presented to the country was dif
ferent from that upon which their party
was founded, the good and true men who
supported the principles of Americanism
united with the friends of Freedom in
their efforts to defeat the schemes of
those who wished merely to use our Gov
ernment as an instrument for the propa
' -gation and extension of human bondage.
This is specially true of our, own Coun
ty. For the last six years the American
party here has acted constantly and har
moniously with those who have opposed
Slavery and Rebellion and its organ has
rendered earnest, faithful and effective
service to the cause of justice and right.
There being no division in sentiment
amongst our party friends in the County,
and no differences in the political senti
ments advocated by the respective jour
nals, the proprietors of both have conclu
ded that the interests of the party and of
themselves would be advanced by their
oonsolidation. The unusual number of
newspapers published in the County has
always been regarded as an obstacle in
the way of proper enterprise on the part
of their publishers, and the super-abun
dance of party organs - has been frequent
ly complained of is being a hindrance
ingtena of a benefit to the cause they ad.
vocated. We therefore believe that
while the union of the American with
the HERALD, will be advantageous to our
selves, it will also advance the interests
of our party. We shall leave no effort
untried to make the HERALD an accepts
blo journal to our friends, and one which
shall be in) all respects worthy of their
support end encouragement.
With regard to our political creed it is
scarcely necessary that we should say any
thing. The position of the HERALD has
never heretofore been equivooal, nor shall
it be in the future. Should the old is-
sues in politics ever be revived, we shall
atoadily advocate the same principles our
predecessors advocated. W hen new issues
arise, our position will be suoh as, in our
judgment, honor, truth and a due regard
for the best interest of the public demand,
for we fully know that the party which has
heretofore supported us and to which we
belong desires and expects from us such a
course. As long as the present issues are
upon us—until the rebellion is crushed and
the institution which gave it birth is corn
pletely and entirely eradicated, we will
maintain and support those who are labor
ing for their overthrow, and oppose all who
In anywise countenance, encourage, or
apologize for either.
And now that our political friends are
relieved of any actual or implied obliga
tions to support two newspapers publish-
ed at the County seat, may we not expect
that they will give their hearty support
to one 7 For the offices and honors in the
gift of onr party we have no aspirations
or desires. We shall give our best efforts
to publishing such a Journal as will ad-
venom the Interests of our party, and we
confidently hope that our friends will give
us the encouragement me hope to merit.
Wo send the HERALD this week to nearly
all of the subscribers of the late American
not duplicated by ourown lists. We do this
that they may have sufficient notice that the
'merican is no longer published, and that
they - may, if they desire, send us their names
as subscribers to the HERALD, and that there
may be no interruption in their receipt of the
paper. By an arrangement with Mr. ZINN,
we will send the RETIAVD to all subscribers
who have paid in advance for the American,
filling out the contract made with bim. If
any such subscribers fail to receive their
paper after this week, it will be because Mr.
ZINN'S books are at fault, and the error will
be corrected by application to this office.
*er The Independent says : We are hap
py to inform our readers, that Mr. Beecher
' has.accepted the invitation of Secretary
Stanton, to accompany the General (Robert
Anderson to Fort Surnteryto hoist the same
old flag,)and to deliver an Oration to com
memorate the thrilling event. We could
wish for ourselies onCour readers, that we
alight be there to see; but since this is im-
Practicable,'we have done the next best
thing; 'have arranged that our special re
porter shall accompany Mr. Beecher, and
return to us the words as they were'spoken,
with the flag overhead,..nii. prostrate'Charles
+ ton in sight, amid the ,ruins not so much of
a fortress, as of the'-aortitideraoy itself.
ma. The Ilissouri State Convention on
29thinst., adopted an article providing
ihitt after the let of January, 1876, no per-,
On shall be alloW t ed to votOin the State who
lain/able to 4 1 eadi - etteept ibroughPliysical
disability: Another article adopted pfo
vide's that foreigners may vote one year af
ter deelaring their intentions to become
Never before was good news so Joyfully,
thankfully heard. Tho Confederate Capital
in possession of the soldiers of the Union and
the proud hosts that have so long defended it
broken and vanquished fleeing for safety
from their last stronghold. Surely no out
ward demonstration can express the Joy and
thankfulness felt by every loyal heart for
• this last and grandest of our victories.
After four long years of gloom and blood
shed we see now the dawn of Peace. The
Confederacy had staked the existence of
their Government on the defense of their
Capital. To save it they gradually gave up
all else. The opening of the Mississippi
severed their territory in twain but Rich
mond had still defiantly withstood our most
stupendous onslaught and they boasted that
it would never fall. Sherman's legions
marched at will to Athsntaand thence to the
sea, but still the rebels boastfully pointed to
their Capital and scornfully laughed at the
threats of its capture. Wilmington and
Charleston fell but they still had the invin
cible hosts of Lee in their own chosen posi
tion and to him they looked fcr deliverance
and victory. But this last blow crushes all
their hopes. The surrender of their Capital
and the retreat of their only remaining or
ganized army extinguishes the last of hope
of even the most sanguine rebel and assures
to the long suffering and oft desponding
patriot the certainty of an early and perma
nent return of order and of Peace. .
It would be unjust perhaps, to attribute
this victory to the genius of a single leader
or to the valor and endurance of any partic
ular army. The real cause of the defeat of
Lee and the consequent capture of Richmond
was doubtless owing to the weakness of the
Confederacy, caused by the severe defeats and
reverses inflicted on it by the brilliantaciiieve_
ments of each and all the armies operating
against it during the last year. There is,
however, a feeling of deep satisfaction
throughout the entire country that this great
achievement was wrought by the immediate
operations of the Army of the Potomac. To
the patient endurance and undaunted brav
ery of that noble host the Nation owes its
Iffe. Deprived of the victories its valor has
often won, by the schemings of designing
and selfish lenders, the Army of the Potomac
has, in spite of repeated disasters, shown the
it was invincible. The failure of the Penin
sular campaign and the disaster in front of
Washington wore nobly redeemed at Antie
tam, whilst the failures at Fredericksburg and
Chancellorsvillo were entirely obscured by
the splendor of its victory at Gettysburg.
And now, at last, it has driven the mightiest
army of the rebellion from its chosen strong
hold, and has triumphantly unfurled the
starry standard of the Republic in the very
capital of the Confederacy. In this, our
hour of rejoicing, let us remember how much
our victory cost us, and while we wreath our
laurels for our conquering chieftains, lot us
not forget the valor of those they led. To
every soldier of that glorious army a nation's
honor and gratitude are due.
Whether or not this last reverse will con
vince the rebels of the folly of further resist-
anco we cannot pretend to foretell. Their
struggle heretofore has been of the most
desperate character. The most serious re-
verses the most signal defeats they have
heretofore experienced, never diminished the
stubborn valor with which they defended a
cause which must have appeared hopeless to
all but them. But from the effects of this
last crushing blow it is impossible they
should recover• With their capital Li the
bands of a conquering enemy, their only
army routed demoralized and fleeing, witho
a Government, without credit and withou
hope, even the desperation of traitors ea nno
prolong this unequal struggle. The days of
the Confederacy are numbered. The deco
lotion of its cities, the misery, wretchedness
and suffering of its people, will soon be a
that can remind the world of the desperate
effort of wickedness to found a Governmen
on principles of oppression and wrong.
And now in this the hour of rejoicing let
us remember the years of toil and bloodshed
through which we have fought to rescue our
Government from those who would destroy
it, and give thanks to the Providence whic
has guided us safely through all the gloom
and darkness to victory and to peaco
This question, doubtless, framed itself in
millions of minds on Monday, when the
news of the capture of Richmond was flashed
over the wires and made everybody jubilant
The more sanguine and hopeful would say,
yes, while more gloomy temperaments would
be less confident.
If we we were contending with an ord
nary enemy—if the rebels were actuated by
the common sense of principles which gov
ern the conduct of mankind generally, we
might say with all confidence that the war
is over; for any further efforts on their part
to retrieve their fallen fortunes will be sheer
madness. Indeed, had the leaders of the re
bellion been anything else than madmen the
late terrible battle would never have oc
curred ; for, with the Federal armies ad
vancing upon his beleaguered capital from
all sides in irresistible force,' General Lee
must have known—and he did know and
confessed it—that he could neither hold
Richmond nor make a safe retreat.
We may calculate, therefore, that the rebel
leaders will continue to light as long as they
can keep a battalion in the field. -They have
tried to rule ; but that being out of the
question, they will now try to ruin. We
shall probably have no More such battles as
we have had ; the armiei of the Confederacy
may cease to exist as great organizations ;
',the rebel government will probably bo ut
terly extinguished ; but the diabolical spirit
out of which this rebellion sprung, and which
animated it through these four terrible years,
will till exist, and require the strong re
pressive hand of the Goveimmieht far some
time to come. The whole South will have
to be sifted—the true and the loyarproteeted
and restored to power ; the disloyal and the
lawless crushed out.
Slavery being abolished; the Whole struc
ture of Southern society will have to be re
modeled. We beliete that glitz* majority
the people will return, iviti - inore - or less
good will, to their ancient allegian ce;but
the disbanding of these vast armies,, together
with the wretches who have been playing
the part of guerrillas for, the past, two or three
years, Will scatier.abroad such a t Icacc
of dangerous and disturbing eletnents as will„
require a etroog. - foice to sup Press and
exterminate. Fortunately the govoistment
has, in, the colored' population: the
South, an element upon' whlohi ; it May
safely rely; and the sooner they aro made
both soldiers and voters,_ the sooner.' may
the North hope to be relieved from heavy
military levies, and the 'government hope
to be preserved from the machinations' of
Slavery,• as an . estnblished institution,
dead now ; but not so the . spirit of -slavery.
Muskets and cannon cannot beat that down,
but ballots in the hands of men animated by
the opposite spirit, can prevent a recurrence
of such mischief as we now know
blo of perpetrating. We have, at a fearful
.cost, put it out of its power to rule; our no=t
work is to deprive it of tho power to ruin.--
This we can do by simply carrying: out. in
good faith Unit which, as a nation; ode have:
professed before Heaven and tarth—that,
ALL MEN ARE EQUAL.—PittsbUriqaZeite.
The Very Latest
April 2-11 p. m.
Major-Goneral John A. Dix, New York:
The following telegrams from the President
report the condition of afrairs at 4i o'clock
this afternoon. EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
CITY POINT, Va., April 2-2 p. m.
"Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of
War: At 10:45 a. m. Gen. Grant telegraphs
as follows:
"Everything has been carried from the
left of the Ninth Corps. The Sixth Corps
alone captured more than 3,000 prisoners.
The Second and Twenty-fourth Corps cap
tured forts, guns, and prisoners from the en
emy, but I cannot tell the numbers.
" We are now closing around the works of
the line immediately enveloping Pptersburg.
All looks remarkably well. I have not yet
heard from Sheridan. His headquarters have
been moved up to Banks' House, near the
Boydton rogd, about three miles south-west
of Petersbuig.
CITY PONY, VA., April 2-8:80 p. m.
Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War
At 4: 80 p. m. to-day Gen Grant telegraph
ed as follows:
"Wo are now up and have a continuous
line of troops, and in a few hours will he in
trenched from the Appomattox below-Peters
burg to the river above. This whole captures
since the army started out will not amount
to less than 12,000 men, and probably, fifty
pieces of artillery. Ido not know the num
ber of men and guns accurately, however.
"A portion of Foster's Division, Twenty
fourth Corps, made a most gallant charge.
this afternoon and captured a very important
fort from the enemy, with its entire garrison.
"All scents well with us and everything
is quiet just now. A. LINCOLN."
Previous Official Dispatches
WAgll INGTON, Saturday, April 1, 1805.
Major-Gen. Dix: The following telegram
in relation to the military operations now
going on at the front was received this morn
ing. Nothing Inter has reached this L'epart
CITY POINT, VA., March 31-8:36 p.
Hon. Edwin 111. Stanton, Secretary of War:
"At 12:80 p. m. to-day Gen. Grant tele
graphed as follows:
"'There has been much hard fighting this
morning. The enemy drove our left from
near Dabney's House back well toward the
Boydton plank road. We are now about to
take the offensive at that point, and I hope
will more than recover the lost ground.'
")Cater he telegraphed again, as fidlows:
"'Our troops, after being driven back to
the Boynton plank road, turned and drove
the enemy in turn and took the White Oak
road, which we now have. This gives us
the ground occupied by the enemy this morn
ing. I will send you a Rebel flag captured
by our troops in driving the enemy back.
There have been four flags captured to-day.'
"Judging by the two points from-which
Gon. Grant telegraphs, I infer that he has
moved his headquarters about one mile sinco
he sent the first of the two dispatches.
April . IA-.11 o'clock p. m.
To Major-Oen. DIX: The following dis
patch from the President, received to-night,
shows that the desperate struggle between
our forces and the enemy continues undecided,
"',ou , rh the advantage appears to be on our
a t 1
"CITY POINT, Sat., April 1, 1865.
Hon. E. M. Stanton, Sec. of War :
"Dispatches just received showing that
Sheridan, aided by Warren, had at 2 p. m.,
pushed the enemy back so as to retake the
Five Forks, and bring his own headquarters
up to Fort Boisseau.
" The Five Forks were barricaded by the
enemy, and carried by Diven's Division of
Cavalry. •
"This part of the enemy seem to be now
trying to work along the White Oak road s
to join the main force in front of Grant,
while Sheridan and Warren are pressing
them as closely as possible. A. LINCOLN."
EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT. April 2-6 R. in
Major-Gen. Dix :" A dispatch just re
ceived from Gen. Grant's Adjutant-Genera
lt, City Point announces the triumphant suc
ess of our arms after three days hard light
ing, during which the forces on both sides
exhibited unsurpassed valor.
CITY POINT, Va., April 2-5:30 a.m.
A dispatch from Gen. Grant states that
Gon. Sheridan, commanding cavalry and
infantry, has carried everything before him.
Be captured three brigades of infantry, a
wagon train, andseverat batteries of artillery.
The prisoners captured will aount to seVeral
thousand. "T. m S. Bowsms."
EDTVIN M. STANTON, Secretary ,Of War.
WASHINGTON, April 2-12;30 p. m
Major-Gen. Dix: The President, in the
subjoin ed telegram, gives the latest news from
the front:
To E. M. Stanton, See. of Thar:
CITY POINT, April 2-11 a. in
Dispatches, pre frequently coming in. All
is going on finely. Gens. Parke, Wright
and Ord's lines are extending from the Ap
pomattox to Hatcher's Run. They have all
broken through the enemy's intrenched lines,
'taking some forte, guns and prisoners.
Sheridan; withthis own cavalry, the Fifth
Corps, and part of the Second, is coming in
from. the west on the enemy's flank, and
Wright is already tearing up the Southeide
raiirocui. A.laricOLN.
Flirrlt.DlBP4TOLf. , ,
Waa DErairruitrrr, , WASlllnaTO* I
April '2-11 a..ra; f
The follewing telegram frchrithe rem ent,
dated 8i this, morning; giyes the latest intel
ligence from the front, whore a thrious battle
was raging with continued succesi to ' the
Union arms. ,• " • ' •
- _
EDWIN 3S. errAwrorr, Sec. of War, ,
" 0117 POINT, Va., April 2---8:80 a. in:
, . .
"Hon. E. M. Manton, Sec. of 'War :
"'List night Gen.:Grant telegraphed that
Gap. Sheridan, with his cavalry and the Fifth
Corps, had captured three brigades of infan
try, a train Of wagons 'and several batteries,
the pimeners amounting to several thousand.,
" This . niorning,' Gen. Grant, haying Or
dered an attack 'along' the whole' lino; tele
graphwas - . • '
Both 'Wright, 'and Vargo' are through
the enemy's lines. The- battle now 'rages'
Gen... Sher idan;, with his cavalry,
the Fifth Corps; and l!diles's Division of the,
Second- Corps, which Villa sent tO'hirn this'
mornings ,sweeping , down .from the
" All ilea ., looks highly iavorable.
"General , Ord is .imgaged,N,hut d hive not
yet, heard the result. in his front.. . _
great hour of triumph my heart, as well as
yours, is penetrated .with gratitude to Al
mighty God-for his deliverenco of this nation.
[Tremendous and prolonged applause.] Our
thanks are due to the President, [cheers] to
to the army and navy, [cheers] to ;lofficersel
lant officers and men who have periled• eir
lives upon the battle-field and drene th - e
soil with their, blood. [Great cheers.]
Henceforth our cormnisseration and our
aid should be given to the 'wounded-the
.maimed and the suffering who bear the marks
of their great sacrifices in this mighty strug
gle. Let us humbly offer up our thanics to
Divine Providence for His care over us, and
beseech Him that He will guide and govern
us in our duties hereafter, as He has carried
us, forward,to• victory in the past; - fitatlle
will teach itehow to be humble in the midst
- of triumph, how to be just in the hour of
victory, and that He will enable us to secure
the foundations of this Republic, soaked, as
they have been, in blood; so that it shall live
forever and ever. [Cheers.] Let us also
not forget the laboring millions in other lands
who, in this struggle, have given us their
sympathies and their prayers, and let us bid
them rejoice with us in our gr. a, triumph.
Then, having done this, let us trust the fu
ture to God, who will guide us, as heretofore,
according to His own good will.
Mr. Stanton then read the dispatch from
General Grant, announcing the capture, at
8:15 this morning, of Richmond, by General
Weitzel's command, and that he (Grant)
was moving the army up to capture the
Danville road and Lee's retreating forces.
It was received with long and Continued
Vice President Johnsbn, Senator :Ohn
Sherman, ex-Senator Preston King, and
others addressed the assemblage. The
oratory was interrupted by the reading of a
second dispatch, and- although the substance
of it was not distinctly heard by those on the
outskirts, loud and repeated cheers were giv
en on the assurance of continuous good news..
Hon. D. P. Holloway announced the vic
tory to an assemblage at the Interior Depart
ment, and delivered a neat, but brief address,
appropriate to the occasion.
A large crowd collected in front of the
State Department, which was profusely deco
rated with flags, and called out Secretary
Seward, who, after the cheers had subsided,
spoke as follows: •
I thank my fellow-citizens for the honor
they do me in calling to congratulate me-on
the fall of Richmond. [Cheers.] lam now
about writing my foreign dispatches. What
shall I tell the -Emperor of China? I shall
thank him, in your name, for never having
permitted a piratical flag to enter the harbors
of the empire. [Applause.] What shall I
say to the Sultan of Turkey? 1 shall thank
him for always having surrendered rebel in
surgents who have taken refuge in his king
dom. [Cries of " That's it I'' and cheering.]
What shall I say to the Emperor of the
French? [A voice—" To get out of Mexi
co."] I shall say to the Emperor of the
French that he can go to-morrow to Rich
mond and get his tobacco, so long held under
blockade there, provided the rebels have not
used it up. [Laughter and cheers.]
To Lord John Russel I will say that Bri
tish merchants will find the cotton expaorAed
from our ports under treaty with theUinted
States cheaper than cotton -obtained by run
ning the blockade. As for Earl Russel him
self, I need not tell him that this is ft' war for
freedom and national independence and the
rights of human nature, and not a war for
empire. And if Great Britain should only
be Just to the United States, Canada will re
main undisturbed by us so long as she prefers
the authority of the noble Qucento voluntary
incorporation with the United States. [Cheers
and exclamations of "That's the talk I"
" You're right !"]
What shall I tell the King of Prussia ? I
will tell the King of Prussia that the Ger
mans have been faithful to thestandard of the
Union, ns his excellent minister, Bhron Ger
nit, has been constant in his friendship to the
United States during his long residence in
' , is country. To the Emperor of Austria 1
Secretary of War
shall say that he has proved himself a very
wise man, for he told us in the beginning
that he had no sympathy with rebellion any
where. Ido not doubt, fellow-citizens, but
that at last you accede to the theory by
which I have governed myself during the
war, namely : that the rebellion will end in
ninety days. [Laughter and cheers,]
ive thought this the true theory, because I
. .
never knew a physician able to restore his
patient to health unless he thought ho could
work a cure under the most improbable cir
cumstances in ninety days. Finally, if the
American people approve, I will say that
our motto in peace shall be what our text has
been while in war. Every nation is entitled
to regulate its own domestic affairs in its own
way, and all ere bound to conduct themselves
so as to promote peace on earth and good will
to mankind.
Upon the conclusion of the Secretary's
speech, the crowd dispersed, cheering vocifer
ously for the President, the Secretary and the
At-a subsequent period of the day, itt as
semblage was addressed from the steps of the
ladies' entrance to Willard's Hotel, by Vice
President Johnson, who was frequently in
terrupted by cheers. The enthusiasm was
particularly great when ho said that at the
,ime Southern Senators were talking treason,
he told them to their faces in the Senate
Chamber that were ho President Buchanan
ho would arrest the whole of them; arid ob
taining a verdict, he would do as ;General
Jackson would have done, namely, hang
them as high as Haman for treason.
Major General Butler, Senator Nye, and
others also gratified the auditory with
speeches. ,Gen. Butler said:
FEL LOW.CITIZENS : Nothing gives me
greater pleasure than to meet you at' any
time, much more to mingle my congTatula
tions with yours upon tho glorious triumphs
of the American arms. All hOner to the
brave soldiers , who have liiirchased by.their
blood. this success to our arms andAthurimee
of peace. In the hour of triumph, let ys re
member that the deluded masses of the South
are and a portion of our coantrymexi
and of ourselves, but let us also. pledge our
selves that the leaders of the rebellton who
have cost the country all this bl+od and
treasure, shall never hereafter havellny,oo•••
'Weal privileges or, power, [tho General was
hero interrupted by loud and lonsixontinied'
cheering]] againlo•tear down the,gloritiaii
flag which waves over us.. The Mod of jus
tice• Works by means, and• perhaps there' an
.be no More Suggestive instance of:hts visita.- -
tion than a corps of colored troops.urider the,
gallant Weitzel,' who were. the 11r8Vtrsplant
, the flag of freedom over the. Taal ditpitel.,
Let us in this hour of high CoilgratitlatienSv
'with the eye of a good God upon us, joy on
our „lips speaking gladness to :eaell other,
hands joined in union, our, hearth ,filledytith,
joy, our souls with gratitude to HimtiVho has .
protested us as His did Ourfathers)bwear:to
to eaoh ether ,that.our :country,,thAs regen—
orated and disenthralleil,' shall be forever the : m
home Of. libeityi freeaorM'equaitylifirlifitie
.to-all, in tlitiUrucin, ono .and.ixisepitirable r --.
that' we have obtained pedee,nor by negotia
tiOn'or compromise with treason andTebellion•
hut by the right arms of our, soldier,o ; ;Pa,
the' terms Which'ive shallai give will - beetanio - - -
'mint with the dignity, clemency, abd justice
of the nation. i4l.9nowed and long,,eontid
'N'Tni: DzoLTNic.—Dry Goods, Grocer
oo and liroduco.
:iejoioings at Washington
The following account of the . forptinn of
the news of the capture of . .Richmond
Washikton, - and the speeches made on the
Occasion is taken from the :Phila.
Between eleven and twelve o'clock an im
=mense crowd gathered in ' the park on the
- mirth:side of the War Departrnent and there
received the first confirmatory intelligence
of the victory, which was greeted with deaf
ening cheers,
There were loud Calls for the Meeretary of
War, who appeared and delivered a brief
address, as follows:
The Greet Victory I
2SLocornotives and 164 cars in hichmond- 7 -
' Large Ociptweee of Itieonera Goitri
try full of Stragglers—Lee'e , Line Of Re
treat Fail of Artillery, Ammtinition, Guns,
WASHINGTON, April 4-11-1414.
To Gen. Dix, New York :
The following particular's, dated ht City
Point, April 4th, 8 A. M., give the latest in
formation received from Richmond .
General Weitzel telegraphs from Rich
mond that of the railroad stock he found
there were 28 locomotives,' 44 passenger and
baggage and 106 freight cars.
At 8-80 last evening General Grant tele
graphs from Sutherland station, ten miles
from Petersburg, toward Burkerville, as fol
General Sheridan picked up twelve hun
dred prisoners to-day, and from three hun
dred to five hundred more have been gath
eted by other troops.
The majority of the arme that were left in
the hands of the remnant of Leo's army are
now scattered between Richmond and the
place where his troops now are.
The country is full of stragglers, and the
line of retreat marked with artillery, ammu
nition, burned or charred wagons, caissons,
ambulances, &c.
Secretary of War.
Jeff Davis Left Richmond on Sunday—Hie
Furniture sold at Auction—The City Fired
by Ewell—Mrs, Lee at Petersburg—De—
struCtion of Property at that Plate—Gen.
Winthrop Killed—Gen. Grant Command
ed his Forces in Person.
WASHINGTON, April 5-8 P. M.
Major General Dix,. New York:
The following telegram gives all the de
tails received by the Department in relation
to military operations at Richmond not here
tofore published:
Secretary of War.
AIKEN'S LANDING, April 5-11 80 A. M.
Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War :
Little is known at City Point. A few of
ficers only are left, and thesoare overwhelm
ed with work.
'Gen. Lee telegraphed to Jeff. Davis at 3
P. M. on Sunday, that he -was driven back
and must evacuate. This was announced in
church. Levis bad sold his furniture pre
viously at auction, and was ready to leave.
All the leading men got away that evening.
The rebel iron cltids were exploded. The
Virginia lies sunk in the James River, above
the obstructions.
Ewell set the city o-i fire, and all the busi
ness portion of Main street, tb the river, was
The bridges across the river were also de
stroyed. Many families remain.
Mrs. Lee remains at Petersburg.
The public stores were burned and a few
houses caught fire, but not much damage
was done to the city.
The bridges tlOrit were also destroyed.
1 will report fully from Richmond.
Cannot get a clear idea of our loss; the
only General killed is Gen. Winthrop.
Gen. Potter is dangerously wounded in the
Gen. Grant has commanded the armies in
person since the beginning of operations.
C. A. DANA, Ass't. Sec'} War.
1 Reward for Felons Offered by the
WAsurNoToN, April 4.—The following
was pron ulgnted by the Secretary of State
to-day :
To all whom these presents may concern :
Whereas, for some time past, evil disposed
persons have crossed the larders of the
United States, or entered their ports by sea.
from countries where they were tolerated,
and have committed capital felonies against
the property and life of American citizens,
as well in the cities as in the rural districts
of the country:
sow, therefore, in the ;tame and by tho
authority of the United States, I do hereby
make known that a reward of one thousand
dollars will be paid at this Department, for
the capture of each of such offenders, upon
his conviction by a civil or military tribunal
to whomsoever shall arrest and deliver such
offenders into the custody of the civil or mil-
itary authorities of the United States, and
the like reward will be paid, upon the same
terms, for the capture of any such persons,
so entering the United Slates, whose offences
shall be committed subsequently to the pub
lication of this notice.
A reward of live hundred dollars will be
paid upon conviction for the arrest of any
person who shall have aided and abetted of
fences of the class before-named within the
territory of the United States.
Given under my hand and the seal of the
Department of State at Washington this
fourth day of April, A. D. 1865.
(Signed) W.lll. 11. SEWARD,
Secretary of State.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Governor of the Said Commonwealth.
The last ctntre of treason has fallen.—
Richmond is ours. Our arn•ies entered it
amid the cheers and general joy of its relit
cued inhabitants so long ground under thiP
heel of usurping oppressors. The beaten
rebel host is fleeing, hotly pursued by our
victorious cohorts and to be soon captured or
Let us give glory to the Lord who bath
given us the victory.
The Republic is saved.
Again let us say glory to the Lord, who
bath inspired our heroie people, that during
four years, though often baffled, defeated
and dish6artened, they have persisted stead
ily in the great cause, and have poured out
their blood and treasure like water for the
salvation of the country.
The names of our leaders and their com
panions, on land and water, stand on imper
ishable rolls of honor, and to the lasthour of
time will be held in grateful remembrance.
I call on the people of the Commonwealth
to assemble in their places of worship on
Sunday next, and render thanks to Almighty
Goa for all his mercies, and especially for
that he bath been graciously pleased to look
favorably on us, and make Ati the instru establish the • to vindicate
the principles of Free Government,—and to
prove the certainty of Divine Justice.
,Given under my band and. the groat seal of
the State ut Harrisburg . this fourth day of
April, in the year-of our Lord one thou
' sand night hundred.and sixty-live, and of
the Commonwealth the eiglity,:ninth.
' the Governor: •
. • ...! ELI SLIFER,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
• Priooa of , Gold in_ljearsTork. _
: ', .' Nam Yonic, , April'B.
'Gold bas, been quoted to-day as follows:
0.80 A. 41;, , • 1471 ,12.80 P. lg., .. 100 i
1.00 A. M., , 198 1.00 P. M., 150 i
1.80 A. at., ' 1414 1.80 P. M., lfrii
gml‘y„ • , 1400 ,• , • ,', • . •
110:,•Genural'Anderiott is to raise the na
tional, flag on
_Fort. Sumter :April 17th, the
4th anniversary of the day when it :was
'strizek 'doOn by traitors: •The flag is'Whe;
saluted by'all , the forts in the harbor, one
hundred guns. Gen. Anderson.cotarnanded
the Fort when it was taken , by ' the rebels ;•
and- -nuty,--64 . thie - oceasion — of rostoiingi
the flag, appropriately use the- language' of
'". They little thoulit, thai hone Of paht,
When lguncli'd, as on a lightning's flash,
They bid me to destruction dash,
, That ever I should come again
With twice ten thousand hem to clink
The Count for big uncrurteous
Through the courtesy of Mr. Campbell of
the Western Union Telegraph line we are
enabled to give the following late and glori-
rious news.
WASHINGTON April 6, 12, m
MAJ.-GEN. DIE: The following dispatch
announces a prdbable destruction of General
Lee's army if our troops get up to support
General Sheridan who has headed off the
enemy. . E. M. ST'ANTO.N.
• Burkesville, April 5, 10, P. M. f
E. M. STANTON Secretary of War
Geh. Giant receited the following despat2h
at 6:80. r. while on his way to this point
and at °nee proceded to General Sheridan's
head-quarters.. General Grant desires me to
transmit the you, and say, that
the 6th Corps without doubt reached Gen.
Sberidaq's position within one or' two hours
after the despatch was written. The two
Divisions of the 24th Corps will encamp here
to-night, and one Division of the 25th Corps
at Black & White station on the South Side
Railroad. S. W. WILLIAMS,
Brigadier Gen.
April 5, 8 P. M.
Lt. Gen. Grant
I sent Gen. Devin's Brigadethis morning
round on my left flank, he captured at Falls
cross roads, 6 pieces of artillery, about 2.00
wagons, 8 or 9 battle flags and a number of
prisoners. The 2nd Corps is now coming
up. I wish you wore here yourself,. I feel
confident of capturing the army of Northern
Virginia, if we exert ourselves. I see no
escape for Lee, I will put all my cavalry out
on the left hank except McKensie's, who is
now on the right.
Pam the British Standard we learn the
following facts respecting Mr. Spurgeon's
church. At the time of the removal from
Park street to their present place of worship,
the membership was 1,178. Tho number at
present is 2,881. The whole number admit
ted during the present pastorate bas been
3,569. Of these, forty-seven have become
Christain ministers. The church has ten
Deacons, chosen for life, to look after tem
poral matters, and twenty-three Elders, cho
sen annually, whose duty it is to 'attend to.
spiritual affairs.
par At no one time has the. Executive
ever recognized Jell. Davis as the head of a
government, and therefore it is easy to infer
that no such idea as conferring with that
traitor in chief has ever been contemplated.
—Phila. Press.
(LIM anti +fault) Matters
with a good education and a good moral char
acter, will be taken at this office to learn the
Printing business. None other need apply.
m.Vtre have received a very urgevt
appeal from the hospital at York for Rags
and bandages. They are already in great
need and there is a strong probability that
new-,patients may soon be sent therein largo
numbers. Old shirts also which are much
more comfortable to the wounded than new
or flannel. Mrs. Eby will receive all bun
dles sent in, stuffs sent intended for banda
ges need not be prepared
—We are requested to announce that, the
above troupe assisted by Prof. E. C. DUDOTS,
the funny French recturer, will give one oc
their interesting and amusing exhibition 4
in Itheern's Hall, this evening, (Friday.)-- - :
We speak by the card when we say that this
is really a good one, and we can conscien
tiously advise our readers to attend. Tho
lecture while being " immensely amusing,"
is entirely chaste, and the music excellen
We bespeak our friends a good house.
OPTICAL.—Mr. Julius Rosendale de
sires us to inform his many patrons in vicin
ity, and all others in need of his profession
al services, that he will be in Carlisle, at
Martin's Hotel from Monday, April 10th un
til the 15th inst., where be prepared
to attend to all profession ties. Mr. 11.
attainments as an accomplished optician are
so well known to our citizens as to require
no enlogium from us. Go and see him.
rived last week from - Wilmington, where he
was wounded severely in the storming of the
enemy's works under General Terry. At the
breaking out of the war, Capt. NOBLE join
ed Capt. HENDERSON'S company of the 7th
Reserves, and served with distinction receiv
ing an honorable discharge on account of a
severe wound received on the Peninsula. He
afterwards joined the 2d Regiment of Penna.
Heavy Artillery from which ho was promot
ed to a captaincy in the 4th Md. colored
regiment, and received his second severe
wound while at the head of his company.
We are glad to announce his rapid recovery.
ception of the grand and glorious tiding that
our triumphant hosts had captured the capi
tal of the Rebel Confederacy, our peoplegave
vent to the wildest expression of, joy and
gladness. The bell's rang outa jubilant chime
of victory, assembling our citizens by their
cheering peens of thanksgiving.
An impromptu procession was formed con
sisting of our several fire companies with
their ,apparatus, accompanied by the bands
from the regular post and camp Biddle.—
Flags were thrown to the breeze from a
hundred house-tops, and as the procession
passed Along our streets, the bands playing
patriotic hymns of jubilation, cheer after
cheer from soldier and citizon rent, the air.
Business was entirely suspended and our com
munity gave itself up, entirely to the joyous
ness of the hour.
We are glad to say that political feeling
Was entirely submerged in the general good
feeling. On . Monday afternoon we saw men
striking hands with a hearty " thank God,"
who but a few short months ago were arrayed
in the bitterest political strife. Lot us one
and all rejoice in this hour of gloriouS victory
over the nation's foes, at the spontaneous ex
hibition of patriotism and,fidelity ,to the
'genius - of our government which on Mon
day last electrified , alike every'hamlet and
city of the great loyal and free North.
L--Aridlet- us , hot:forget day-of- our
great triumph that victory has been given
us onlytbroligh tile tmesualled heroism of our
brave soldiers., The gloripus old army of the
Potomac,. after four years of the most per
sistent, heroic fighting anct toiling has at 'wit
aehievod'ilie:heate of sticeettsand driven'the'
'enemy's' proudest' and Most dollant4trrnYliv
ront'and dismay froth its chosen stronghold.
,Let the .rentembraned 'of our maimed and!
! ) rol.coi 1 Olroo 5 )r worthy of us and.fliool., --
The , widows,anderphaus-of,poseof our bravo
countryicten . --'wholiave--fallen-in--,the7 Oro-
fiorit of the Struggle, Mhst bc; geinietilyan d .
bounteously provided:for ; and let it'bo the ,
proudest: boast of our community that no
soldier attic grand army suffers one:unnec-,
,cuary, pang from the neglect of those at, 1 1
shortly after the fall of Sumter, knowh as
the "Anderson Troops," and served with
credit in all the engagements in which this
command participated. Soon after this or
ganization was mustered out of service these
young gentlemen joined the 7th, and served
with that regiment during the brilliant cam
paign from Murfreesboro' to Atlanta. Them;
promotions have been well-earned by long
service and gallant conduct, and we feel quite
sure the future conduct of the recipients will
reflect honor on themselves and their native
readers will notice that subscriptions to the
popular 7-30 Loan aro still continued in the
most liberal manner. To the Old World
the success of these Peoples' Loans is one of
the wonders of. a Republic. The Govern
ment does trot seeilo borrow in foreign mar
kets; it offers no premiums to bankers, but
appeals directly to the people, and with what
success is sufficiently shown by the fact that
during forty three days they subcribed and
paid the cash down for one hundred am/ six
ty-one million dollars of the 7-30 Loan.
There can be no stronger evidence of public
confidence in Government securities. While
nearly all other stocks have gone down from
twenty to fifty, end even a greater per cent.
within a few weeks, all forms of U. S. bonds
and stocks
,have remained firm except the
slight fluctuations that are incident to all
rapid changes in the money market. Our
readers will remember that the subscribers
to the 7-30 Loan receive semi-annual inter
est at the rate of seven and three-tenths per
cent. per annum in currency, and at the end
of three years from Juno 15th, 1865, they
will have the option of receiving payment in
full, or converting their notes into a 5-20 six
per cent. gold interest bond. The late great
decline in the premium on gold makes these
notes more desirable than over as an invest
ment, and it should nos bo forgotten that
their exemption from state or municipal tax
ation adds largely to their value. There is
no interruption in the receipt of subscrip
tions or the delivery of the notes. All banks,
bankers, and others acting as Loan Agents,
will pay subscribers the interest in advance
from .theday of subscription until June 15th,
L. E. C. JoussoN
of the Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson
College, March 22d DMZ, the following Pre
amble and Resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, Our esteemed fellow Belles
Lettres, the late Prof. WILLIAH, CARLILE
WILSON„ has been removed from our midst
by the dispensation of an all-wise Providence;
WHEREAS, In his decease we deeply de
plore the bereavement of his relations as well
as our own great loss; therefore,
Resolved, That while we bow in humble
submission to the will of the Omnipotent in
his removal, we acknowledge the loss which
we as a Society sustain.
Resolved, That his unremitted zeal and
energy have contributed preeminently to the
welfare of the Belles Lettres Society.
Resolved, That we feel deeply our loss both
on account of his humane deportment as a
brother and his high sense of integrity as e
Resolved, That we sincerely tender our
condolence to the family of the deceased in
this their great affliction.
Resolved, That as a testimony of regard in
memory of the departed, our Ball bo draped
in morning for thirty days.
Trouts E. McComes, Corn.
A. 11. MENCII,
L. IL Ile.YrdErr,
The following is published for the infor
mation of all concerned:
15, Dist. Pa.
In your letter of the 22d inst., you ask
whether the 14th section of the Act approv
ed 8d March, 1866, entitled "An Act to a
mend the several Acts heretofore passed to
provide for the enrolling and calling out the
national forces, and for other purposes," is
applicable to the call for troops made by the
President 19th December, 1864: The sec
tion is wifollows :
"That hereafter all persons mustered into
the military or naval service, whotheras vol
unteers, substitutes, representatives, or oth
erwise, shall be credited to the State, and to
the ward, township, precinct, or other enrol
ment sub-district where such persons belong
by actual residence, (if such persons hwie an
actual residence within the United 'States,)
and where such persons were or shall•he en
rolled, "(if liable to enrolment);,.and,it is
hereby made-the ditty of the Provost'Mar-.. ,
shal General to make such 'rules . and give
such instructions to the soveralProvost Mar
shals, Boards of Enrohnenf; and,Muitering
Officers, as shall be neeessary•for the faithful
enforcement of the provisions,ef this section,
to the end • that Bar, andlpet - etedit shall. be'
given to every section . of • the'countty Pro
vided, That in any,eall• for,troops - .hereafter,
no, county, town, township,: ward precinct,
or eleetion'dlatrict; shall have credit except
for men actually furnished, on, said call, or,
the preceding call, ,by said county, ;town,
toWnship, Ward, preCinct, or election -dis
trict, and mustered into the thilitary•oe naval
service on theAtiotA•thereef,', l !
The 27th section makes the Lot take effect
from' and after its plisiage.—• ," .! •
The 14th, section" furniihea,the.rule",•by
which men, when mustered into the military;
various,•localities froin which they in:woo:De.
• The I.6th section • ,furnishes• the rule, by
which credits are to be given When coniput
ling for the quotas - of •the :various draft dis
tricts. , Bet the - 15th section his a proviso
whiCh OXpi es sly b tt4 the apPliOatinn 'of
the.rulo 'therein given: to the pending draft.
From the fact that there is no such proviso
another Column will be found Greenfield &
Sheittfer'impove, advertisement. Apprecia
ting' the situation, this firm is prepared to sell
goods in their line, at an immense reduction
fromfornier,priCes. Their stock is new and
of the latest and best styles.
APproPOs Of this we are glad to notice that
our merchants generally are "marking
down'-' their goods In accordance with the
demands of the , times and as there is every
prospect that the causes of the imtheneo ad
vance in prices from which wo ail have suf
fered so much are in a fair way of being re
moved ; we' may one and all rejoice in the
hope that the old regime in a business way,
will in a short time bo restored.
"The good time coming is almost here."
Ite-We had the pleaanye of taking by
the hand yesterday our fellow citizen Major
I. B. Parker, of Gen. Hancock's staff. The
Major comes from the army in the valley,
which he predicts will make an early move
to the immediate scene of the last grand
campaign against the slaveholders' rebellion.
PROMOTIONS.—It gives us much plea
sure to chronicle the promotions of three of
our gallant and patriotic young townsmen.
Sergeant E. P. Inhoff has been commis
sioned a Captain in the 7th Regiment Pa.
Cavalry ; Sergeant A. M. Parker to first
Lieutenant in the same regiment, and Ser
geant Coleman Watts a first Lieutenant in
the third Pa. Cavalry.
Both these young gentlemen are residents
of our town end have served with gallantry
from the commencement of the war. They
first joined the bsttallion of Cavalry formed
Ma>•ph 24, 1865
te,ithe seeta th at it waA
intended credits shottldAsiglYetavAiti'M44!
tering in under the pending-ca 11.,;
' But the 14th . section has a . prOvide i the
Reduliar languae, of; Which ,Wettlif,' at 'Pit
blush, seem to f avor the. idea that: Oongresi
intended that the rule, in • that-section-re
scribed, should be future to the pendingcall,
and .not future to the iillBfi'age of the Act.
That-proviso-declares-that credit shalt nether
given, except for men actually thridshlid on
said call or thepreceding call. The manifest
purpose of the provisd is 'to limit' the' time
within which a credit may be demanded: '
This section must be..regarded taking
I effect from the passage of the Act, Unless
such a construction is inconsistent with, or
forbidden by, other parts of the Aet.
As is stated in my Opinion' to you of the
13th March, it appears from the face of thin
Act that, at the time it was passed, there was
a pending draft under a call for troops in
December, 1864, and it is carefully provided
that nothing in the. Act Shall operate pail.-
pone the pending draft, orititerfere with the
quotas assigned therefor, Now, the rule for
giving credits at the time of mustering in,-
will not poStpone tho present draft or inter
fere with the quotas assigned therefor.
It seems to me that there is nothing in the
Act that prevents the application of the 14th
section to the present draft, unless it may b e
the proviso thereto. It was intended by that
provisosimply tolimit•the time within which,
credits might be claimed, end not to post
pone the application of the rule of credits,
when mustering in, to future calls.
I am of the opinion that the 14th section,
of said Act is applicable to the call for troops
made by the President on the 19th Decem
ber, 1864.
I have the honor to be.
Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Attorney General.
Secretary of row-
sperial Floliats.
The Bridal Chamber, gmKlinry. or Warning
and Instruction for Young alierrpublhlied by the
Howard Ansocintfon. and sung free of charge In sealed
envelopes. Address,. Dr." .1- 8111LLIN HOUGHTON,
froward Association, Ptah. Feb. 10—ly
In Wheeling, Vfiginfs, en the Mx trTC., BMON
WUNDelit LIM, son of the late Joseph Wntiderlleti,
In the 45th year of hie age.
Carnal., Aprn O,IBOA
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Letrers Testamentary on the estate of George
'less, deed., late of the borough of New Cumberland,
have been bawd to the subscribers restdlng In the
same place, to whom ■li debts due mild decedent will
be paid and all claims present
April 7, IPfis-•
Grant 1 Sherman!! Sheridan! !!
Richmond_ ha s
A ND with the fill of Richmond, we
.. are most happy to announce to the people, the
great decline In goods.
Our entire stock reduced to correspond
with prices in the cities.
nll yt greatly reduced rates. Every one in want of
cheap goody. should give no a call. an we era deter
mined to cell goods down at the very lowest nick.
Bargains will be all the rage at
S. E. corner Market Square.
2D DOOR, 21) DOOIt, 2D DOOR.
Apill 7,1865.
Letter, testamentary upon the will of Martha
unmn, deed . of the borough of Carlisle, have been
C.E a
Issued to the submit:l6ra residing In the borough of
Carlisle, to whom ell accounts will be presented and
ell debts paid.
MEDIC WATTS; Predators
March 81, 1865
Do you want Whiskers or Moustaches 1 Our 131,-
dan Compound will force hem to grow on the smooth
est face cr chin, or hair on bald heeds, in Six Weeks.
Price $l.OO. Sent by mail anywhere, closely sealed,
on receipt of price. Address,
WARNER ik CO., Box 138, Brooklyn. N. Y.
Mach 31, 1865-Iy.
The largest nod ithest assortmedt la the city at the
lowest mph prices.
March 31, 1585-2m0.•.
_l:_/ Letters of Adm nistration on the estate of Mar
garet Einenberger '
late of New Cumberland dec'd., hav
ing been bunted to the subscriber rankling In the earn.
place. Notice is hereby given to all persons Indebted
to make payment, and those baying claims to present
them for settlement to
March 17, 1865L.6t*
LPR.T Folios, Writing De'sks, ..13itOk
Gammon Boards. Gasses of all description s* Haw
reticles Drug. Fancy and Book Store.
Great Attr retion , Great :Artract,2:o,o?
DRY .;
A t A. W. Benti's
niLhas always been admitted as being-the cheapest
Store In the County. We have recently received heirs - a.
the Eastern Cities selections ore& chOciel goods, at
such very low figures as will surprise•thepurowocr—
w,i will as usual replenish cm 'atetioiritti'lliseinest
seasonable goods, such as 'cannot: Tor to,"gretyr.the '
most Gistidioun Our Domestic geode are gtratlYrce
duced in price, loWer than can he piirchasadin46mn.
A - ..W.:11ENT15.
March 20,
.VALUABLE l!resents for 'altar Hirer
vvOank and Fancy Stniii. - I
13R09 . ,K5.& ROSEN.H::kII,
No. 431 MARKET Street, north
MT* now open their wined, handiOnie.,joilei3hist
LADIES' Af , 11A,Itki
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and allotheriOpclpileillullaOyithe'!.':',./ . * 'IL .
• . Afillinetr,Trade,,
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of business exclusively, we ditties fourselirke: emit we
an ffrOf Inducements, in varied", BiYies, !panty and
tooderate'prieest—nOt Allatimbeni , tobeHttund/ T he
tggqtionotMlLLlß4llift end Id l 4 l / 94 4NT4.4 !resYsit
hilly solicited.
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