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THE DAILY EVENING' TELEGRAPH. PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1867.
tration neoretly hailed with Joy by every blurk m(n In tlie l111. Tbov nleo watched with ercr gaze the Brm atnnd taken by the Republicans of tno North. All they feared was compromise. Tbey wished for a collision betecn ihe North anil South, for they thought they saw in It freedom for the 8' When President L'ncoln called for the first 75 000 men, alter the attack upon Sumter, colored men were among the foremost to come forward and otler tneir services to aHlHt In rutting down tb. Rebellion. You alt know tho result. Not only wag their offer roiectod, : but they were lnsuluuely told that It was a white man's war. Colored men held meetmsrs in alt tho free States, to sympathize with and aid the ceneral Government. In Massachusetts a bat talion was raised, but our good Governor had bo power to accept i'. , , , The Copperhead press exhausted Its resources to prove that the Macks would not fight, even if an opportunity were given them. Refused admission into the army, no allowed to raise a band in behalf of the Union, many of these brave and enthusiastic men joined the recl mcnts ns servants to the ofheers, so determined were they to go to war. The Administration without a policy, the army and navy half filled with Rebels and Rebel sympathizers, nothing hut disaster could lollow any attempt to put down the revolt. Every fight, was but a defeat for the Federal lorccs. - The enemy's triumphs ct Bull Run, Tensacola, Belmont, Big Bethel, and Ball's Blutf, gave Max bold trout and iimde him feel bis power. The -vi9knn ot the Union torces lay in the fact that they were fighting' without a principle and without a policy. The President called tor more troops, and the railroads and steamboats wore crowded men responding to the call, and yet we met with uo succo&g. The Confederacy was now a power, both at Bouiennd abroad. Thousands of brave men had died lighting for the Union. Mlewortb. had fallen at Alexandria, Lyon at Wilson's creek, and the noole Baker at Ball's Blntf. Slavery, the cause of the Rebellion, was yet untouched, and our army was daily returning the fleeing bondman to his Rebel master. No general was permitted to strike a blow at slavery. For attempting this, Fremont was removed at the West and Hunter was admonished at the South. The conflict had now lasted a year and a half; Rebel privateers swarmed npon the ocean, the Capital was besieged, McClellan was stuck in the mud, John Morgau wai invading Ohio, and General Early was riding up and down the Shenandoah Valley. During all these scenes the black man was bidicg his time, laying low and keeping dark, yet in many Isolated cases his berotm had attracted honorable attention. . At the battle of Bull Run, when the Captain of one of the Rhode Island batteries had been killed, James Reeder, a colored man, sprang to the gun, and worked it successfully to the close of the fight. We watch with Interest the dar ing adventures of Potomac Jim, as Gene ral Sickles unbuckles bis revolvers, hands them to the bondsman, and sivs. "Jim, I want you to go to the enemy's camp, view his fortifications, see how he is situated, and return before day light." Jim goes upon his errand, be penetrates the, Rebel lines, reaches the earthworks: he gets' the required information, he starts back. As he passes the Rebel lines he is pursued, overtaken, and rights for life and liberty, return to the Union cauip, and is publicly thanked by the General for his bravery and his loyalty. A few weeks later, and we see the same contraband mounted on horseback, and riding by the side of General Hooker. Another bondman gains for himself fame almost equal to Potomac Jim. He came into the Union lines on the banks of the Mississippi Tiver, and they called him "Black Tom." He follows the army in the long march, a soldier dies by the roadside, Tom picks up the musket, and in the next battle does good service for the Federal cause. The black man begs to be ' allowed to go for his wife end children, pcrmis eion is cranted. he passes the Rebel lines, res cues the loved ones, returns with them, rejoins the army, fights for the Stars and Stripes, and elves his Hie to the Union cause. An officer la the same brigade says of this heroic man: "One day Tom was marching with us Through a forest ns our guide, When a uall from traitor rifle Broke his arm and pierced his side. . "On a litter white men bore him, Through the forest drear and damp, Laid him, dying, where our banners, Brightly fluttered o'er our camp. "Pointing to bis wife and children, While he suffered racking pain, . , Said he to our soldiers round him, 'Don't let dem be staves again.' ' "No! by Heaven! outspoke a soldier - ; And mat oatu was not proiane 'Our brigade will still protect them They shall ne'er be slaves again.' " ' We turn from the land to the sea; our com merce is fast vanishing from the ocean, Rebel privateers are triumphant everywhere. British machinery and Rebel audacity gives the vantage ground to the foe. The heart of the nation aches for some achievement, some victory, some defeat to the enemy. A vessel with the Ameri ' can flag flying, Bails from New York, bound for South America. She is captured by a Rebel privateer, the Yankees put in irons, and a prize crew put in charge, and the captured brig sets sail for a Southern port. There is one, however, ot the Union men not contiued: it is the steward, lie is a blactc man, and is needed to cook for , nd watt upon the Rebel crew. The vessel glides along swiftly. As she ap proaches her place of destination the steward is told that he Is henceforth to be a slave, and tnat He is the property of the Confederate Govern ment. Nlelii come on; darkness covers the eea; the Rebels, rue after another, retire to their ; berths; the hour of midnight approaches; all Js silent in the cabin; the Captain is asleep; the ' Jfate takes his brandy and reclines upon the , quarter-deck. The black man thinks ol home and all its endearments; he sees in the dim iuture nothing but chains and slavery; he re ' solves to be free. Armed with a weapon, he ' ffoes to the Captain's room, and strikes the fatal blow; he feels the pulse.and all is still. He goes to the next room, another blow is struck, and lie is master of the cabin: The colored man now cautiously ascends to the deck and strikes the mate. The officer la net killed, he Is only wounded; he draws his ,' revolver; the black man seizes it; the mate calls for assistance; the crew is aroused; they are hastening to the aid of their companion, -when thej revolver is discharged, the officer . tails dead, and the colored man, with pistol In J and, drives the crew below deck, releases the Yankee boys, and proclaims himself master Of the ship. Five days later, and the recap. ' tured vessel enters the port of New York, - under tho command of William Tillman, the negro patriot. The news ot the capture and ' recapture of the S. J. Waring sent a thrill of Ioy through the entire length, and breadth ot he land. The uatlon scarcely recovers from its exulta tion ere another black man vindicates the nra- , very, humanity, and loyalty of his race, it is early dawn, the city of Charleston has -not awakened from its repose; it feels secure, , although the Union squadron lies outside tho bur, for nothing can pass those 200-pounders mounted at Fort Sumter. They bid defiance to the combined powers of the army and navy. Wooden walls and iron-clads have tried them and failed. Yankee invention andl ingenuity can do nothing. Sumter laughs at them all. It is early dawn. ' A steamer is seen leaving her dock; she turns her head to the sea; shetrium- . phaully passes the American Gibrolter. Once . , out of reach of the fort, the Rebel rag comes down, and nn eoes the Stars and Stripes. - Our navy Is all In commotiou; the cry is lieard, "There's a blockade-runner 1" The guns c ure manned, port-holes opened, when the steamer Is seen heading towards the fleet. A , lew moments more, and thd steamer Planter is ' surrendered to our squadron by Robert Small, ',' Its neero commander. Applause follow ap- nlause from Maine to Minnesota, and from the fct. Lawrence to the Gulf. The schooner Ed cbautresa was soon after captured by a Rebel i privateer, a prize crew put In charge, and the ' , vessel started for Charleston. They, too, had V tetaiued tho colored steward, intending to muse iblm a slave, r , . j . when off Cape Ilatteras the schooner was over ' lken by the United blates gunboat Albatross, Capt Prentice. They had tied the steward in the cabin, attor being hailed by the gunboat, and showing the Stars and Stripes, iund representing that it was a Union vessel, would have escaped, but the colored man cut hlmelt loose, jumped overboard, and cried out, "She's a privateer." The man was taken on board the guuboat, the vensel captured, and the Rebels put In Irons. The nation onco more rejoiced, black stock began to go up, wool began to rise. Tho Federal M-my whs still lighting the Rebids with kid gloves: their hands were tied. Millions of dol lars hud been spent, and the bones of thousands of the sons of the North were whitening In the sands ot the South. The nation had become satisfied that the negro could fight, and wanted bis aid in putting down the Rebellion. True, it had been forced to It, which somewhat reminds us of the young man at the West, who came running in from the woods, fell upon his knees, and began pray ing. The mother, a good Methodist, hastily inquired what was the matter; the man replied, "A rattlesnake has bitten me." Whereupon the mother fell upon her knees, and said, "O Lord, I thank Thee tor sending a snake to bite Jim; please, now, send one to bite John, and one to ! bite Pete, aud another to bite the old man, for nothing but snake bites will ever bring them to repentance." i The nation had been bitten by the rattlesnake of the South, and hence they were ready for the help of colored men. The Emancipation Proclamation gave new life and vigor to our men on the battle-field ; the bondmen everywhere cauzbt uo the magic word, went with it from farm to farm, and from town to town. Black men flocked to recruiting stations and offered themselves for the war. Kvervbodv saw licrht in the distnnce. The clorlous 64th Massachusetts Regiment sprang into being as if by enchantment. But could colored men be massed together like the whites? vouia tney stand ere when tacing ttie enemy r The Copperheads said 'No!" However, this question was settled. The 54th Massachusetts Regiment is on James Island: the 10th Conner ticiit, a regiment of whites, is also there; the wnues win not recognize tne DiasKs; indeed, they hate them, and are not backward In show ing It. The whites are put on picket duty a mile off, they are attacked by the Rebels, they are surrounded, they light bravely, but are outnumbered; they are about to surrender, when the 54th rush in, rescue the Yankees, and put the Rebels to flicht. White soldiers shake han Is with and embrace the blacks, and they become inena6 ever aiier. Next comes the storming of Wagner. It is nightfall, and there stands the 64th Massachu setts. They bar been out in a pelting storm for fifty hours, their garments are still wet; they have bad no refreshments for ten hours. and they are told that it Is too late to have any, for they are to lead in the assault. The fort is six hundred yards off, and is filled with Rebels armed to the teeth, and ready for the light. Our men are drawn up in line, ana tne gauani anaw cheers them up. The time draws near; the word Is given, "March !" every man is in his pi ace: no Btrapeting, Dut an move iorwara in blsh glee. There Is a ditch between them and the fort; as they near it. u shell from the enemy's guns falls and bursts among them, but on they go. The Rebels open a cteauiy nre on mem: me first battalion hesitates for a moment, but only lor a moment; the eallant Shaw springing to the front, and waving his sword, shouts, "Forward, my brave boy.," and with another cheer and a snout tney rusn inrouen me uucu, gam me p arapet trtne ion amia asnower oi buui bhu shell which sweeps themtdown; Sergeant Doug lass shouts, "Come, dojs, come, lei s ngiu ior God and Governor Andrew." The color-ser geant Is wounded; befalls, but rises again and flings the old flag to the breeze. Our brave men rally around it. A moment more, aud the heroic Shaw is pierced by a dozen balls. The order for retreat is given, and the gallant Fifty fourth retraces its steps. The brave color-sergeant, with three wounds in his body, follows his regiment, and, as he crawls Into camp, ex claims, "I am wounded, boys, but the dear old flae never touched the ground." Ttie next moraine the Rebels found the body of Colonel Shaw, with three of his black soldiers lying on it, and twenty-live near it, aud tbey buried them all In one grave, and boasted that they "buried hlra with his niggers," yes, he was "Burled with a baud of brothers Who fur blm would fain huve died: Hurled with the gallant fellows Who fell fighting by his side: Buried with the men God gave hint. Those whom he was Nent to save; Buried with the martyrs, heroes. lie litis found an honored grave, Burled where his dust bo preclout Makes the soil a hallowed spot; Burled where, by Christian patriot, He shall never be forgot." But the brave Shaw and his companions are not dead. They live in the affections of the race they were trying to redeem lroin the curse ot slavery. They live In the hearts of all true friends ol the Union. They live in the history oi our common country, and as the Republic grows older, their deeds will grow brighter and brighter. But the Copperheads said, "These were free blacks who fought at the storming of Fort Wagner. Will the slave iu the lar South meet bis roaster on the battle-field, and stand Are?" However, this was toon settled. The speaker then described the encounter at Milliken's Bend, after which he continued as follows: But this fight was only a prelude to a more desperate engagement which was soon to take place a little further down the river; a battle that has since Decome Historic; a Dauieio wnicn the colored American In future ages shall point with pride and enthusiasm, and which no amount of negro hate shall ever be able to ell ace from the hlBtory of the great Rebellion. The nation's enemy is Intrenched in one of his strongest holds: he has the broad river before him lined with his gunboats, carrying cannon of the largest calibre. Behind him lies the thick, dark swamp, with a deep ditch half filled with muddy water. Trees are felled still further back to make approach more difficult; the Rebel flag flies defiantly over the heads of the Insolent foe that occupies the fort. The Federal forces, bearing the Stars and Stripes, wec gathered from every Northern State, and representing every phase of society. The colored men were there too, with arms in their hands and the love of liberty in their hearts. It was night the lovely . Southern night with its silveTyJmoonshlne, and tho gleamiug waters of the Mississippi; the glistening stars appeared suspended in the upper air as elobes of liquid ngttt, wnn us iresn, son Dreezo beariner such sweet scents from tho odoriferous trees and plants, that a poet might have fancied ancelie spirits were abroad, making the atmo sphere luminous with their pure presence, and every breeze fraarant with their luscious breath. 8uchwa8 the beauty of the night preceding the battle of Port Hudson. Tho Wn thA sun that rose on the next morn ing Indicated that the day would be warm, and as the day aavanceu me ueuv mxauic iuhujc. The earth had been lor day3 parched, and tho hitherto green verdure had pegun 10 turn yellow. Clouds of dust followed every move ment ot the troops, ana tne very Hiiuuspuere seemed as if it was from an overneaiea lurnace. The colored troops consisted of the IstReglmeut ot Louisiana volunteers, miner uioumunuv Colonel Bassett, and the 3d Louisiana, under uoionei Nelson; but it was tne iv tnai attracted the most attention, n uu iuc ex ception of the Colonel, the officers of this regi ment were all colored, and it haa me reuuuuiuu of being the best ained of any on the field. A large number of the soldiers were freemen, many of whose backs still bore tho inariss oi uie lasn, and whose brave, stout hearts oeat, ma at the thoughts that the hour bad come when they were to meet their proud and unfeeling oppressors and vindir-nta thnir manhood. One of the most popular of the black officers, Cap tain Andre Cullioux, had olten diued with Gene ral Butler, when that hero commanded at New Orleans. The layinu atdde of all accoutrements, and other preparations, show that the conflict in iil'ki at nana. The blacks are to lead In the attack, and are already In the front, the welcome order is given, and our men start. The enomw nnen Are with canister, crane, and shell, tiiermnka rn thinned, they close up, three masked batteries are opened uiion Our troops: frtill thev fru.ar,t. Churire ! Charge i Charge t The gtouud la covered witU the dead and wounded, but on they go. Many ol the officers have fallen, the tirave Callloux's ricbt arm Is torn off by a shell, be takes the sword in his left hand; and leads his men. "Advance the colors to the front," cries the General. Aiiselmo, tho brave color-bearer, springs to the front; he is shot, he falls, he hugs the flas to his bosom. Two corporals struggle with each other for the colors, oue is killed by a shell, the other takes the flag aud bears it triumphantly to the front. - "Forward! and with one pulae sublime, ; And ringing trend of ancient rhyme, 1 Tliey sweep; nnd onward as they sweep, ... The thunders of the cannon lap ; Upon them, and their bleeding host - M llliin the bitltle-cloud Is loHi. Flash sword mid bayouct, shot and shell Fly scream lug in tbnt mist of hell; But onward, onward, undismayed ' They hold their way, the Black Brigade; And ou and on and on they trend, And nil the field Is heaped with dead, And slippery grows tho ground with gore, But ou ward, onward, yet one more; In vain! in vain! the moated wall Mocks lliem, but valiantly they fall. Anselmo dies, but to his breast The Hag he bore in llfo is pressed." ' "Those rifle pits must be taken," shouted tho General. Five hundred men rush forward. They are lost to view in tho dense smoke. The roar of artillery, the rattle or musketry, the groans of the dying aud the wounded till the air. The smoke clears away they have taken the pits! they have tuken the pits! Cheer after cheer eoes up from ttie whole line of the national troops; the whites take it up, and the wuuuo m me msiauce reverocraie wnn mo cheers, like rolling thunder, and it echoes along ihe banks of the river, the fleet take it up, and cheer after cheer rises lrom the gun boats. Our men hold the works for three hours, amid a storm of shot, shell, and mus ketry. All the guns of tho Rebel fort turn against them, but they do not falter. The order for retreat is given, and our brave boys return. Great was the slaughter, and humanity can scarcely forgive General Banks tor the sacriBcc. But did these valiant men die lor naughty The speaker then passed to the fields of Olustee, Florida, and Honey Hill, South Carolina, the achievements of the colored troops in these sanguinary conflicts being vlvialy portrayed. He then continued as fol lows: But it was not merely on the battle-field that the blacks showed distinguished gallantry. There Is a heroism still more sublime than that which makes man meet his tellow-man in deadly combat. It is that calm, deliberate bravery which, in the absence of the clash ot arms, causes one to forget hlmxclf for the good of others, or to give his lite for the benefit ot his country. For an illustration of this, let us go back to that fearful tragedy at Ball's Bluff. When our army was ordered to that point, a slave came to the commanding general and said, ''Massa.dcjwoods ober de;ribber is lull of seccsh; ef you send so lew men dey'U kill em all." The black man was told to "get out of the way;'' atd when it was found that ho was a slave, be was promptly sent back over tho lines. The Union troops cross the river. True, the woods are filled with Rebel soldieis. They attack our men; ihcy are ten to our one. The battle rages for an hour and a halt'. Ihe Union men, outnumbered and overpowered, ate cut to pieces. The brave Baiter, while cheering up his Spartan band, is shot, and falls. All hope is lost; the men throw down their arras, the Rtbels cry, "No quarter !" Night comes on, that dreadful stormy night. The rain falls in torrents, the river is turbulent, the current is strorg. Union men leap iDto the river; they are fired upon until the water is dyed with their blood. Our soldiers seek shelter along the banks of the river, under cover of the dark ness. They are hunted out and killed. A little luither down the rivera row-boat,with muffied oars, is tilled with Umou soldiers. I crosses and recrosses the river. The owner ot tho boat charges nothing he only begs you to keep still. The Union men call him the ''Good Samaritan." He is black, as he Is the same man who, the day before, was sent back over tho Union lines. In the. humanity of his soul he has lorgotten the wrong, and now risks his own lite to save the helpless white men. He ferries over the river one hundred and twenty soldiers. The next morning be is captured by the Rebels, and hung in the woods. The kindness of the blacks of the South to all whites who needed their assistance was pro verbial during the Rebellion. Junius Henri Brown, in his ''Four lcarsiu Secci-sia," writing of the escape of htmselt' and friends, says: "Tho negro who guided us to the railroad told us of another of his race to whom we could apply for shelter and food at the end of our next journey. We could not find him till nearly dawn, and when we did, he directed us to a barn filled with corn husks. Into that we crept with our dripping garments, and lay there for filteen hours, until we could again venture forth. Floundering about in the husks we lost our haversack, pipe, and a hat. About nine o'clock we procured a hearty supper from the generous negro, who even gave me his hat. "The black man did picket duty while we ate our meal and stood by his blazing tire. The old African and bis wife gave us 'God bless you, massa!' with trembliug voice-and moist ened eyes, as we parted with themwith grateful hearts. God b less the negroes 1 say I, with earnest lips. During our entire captivity, and after our escape, they were our firm, brave, un flinching friends. We never made an appeal to them they did not answer. They never hesi tated to do us a service, at the risk even of life; and under the most trying circumstances revealed a devotion and a spirit of self-sacrifice that were heroic. The magic word 'Yankee' opened all their hearts, and elicited the loftiest virtues. They never abaudoned or turned aside from a man who sought food or shelter on his way to freedom." This writer fairly represents the feelings of all classes ot whites who needed the aid of the blacks of the South during the trying scenes of the Rebellion. Thev cave food to starving Union men, they sheltered prisoners in their escape, and when the proclamation of Emanci pation went forth they took up arms and gave their lives for the salvation of the Union. When the Federal Government called to its assistance the colored population of the South, it pledged to them liberty and protection. By accepting the invitation to fight for the Union cause, tbey aroused all the ill ieelingof their old masters, which is now showing itself In the unprovoked murders committed upon the treedmen. In flamed by loss of property In slaves and their deleats on the battle-fields, and armed with ex clusive political privileges, the tyrants of the South are more oppressive to-day than ever belore; and the negro, even If technically free, is still a slave while destitute ot civil and political richts. The only thing to save the black man In the South is the ballot. Liberty without equality is no boon. Talk not of civil without political emancipation. If a man has no vote for the men and the measures which tax himself, his lamily, his property, and all that determines his reputation, that man is still a slave. Give the freedmen the ballot, and they will protect them selves. Give them the ballot, and the trlcnds of impartial liberty iu Europe will applaud you. Give them the ballot, and wave a race from all tho Inhumanity that the spirit of slavery aud wounded pride can invent. Withhold the ballot, and every arm ot the negro, which was raised in the army, will stand as a token of shame agaiust you; and every gun-shot they tired at the enemy will re-echo down the ages as a token of shame apainst the i men who first tailed for their aid, and who, having received it, doserted them. Give them their rights, and save your own repu tation. Give them their rightsand God will bless you. ftive them their rights, and 'The stars upon your banners will burn with a fairer AU1 Vhm lBI" MtrlIes n0 'OKr be eniblema of your The h'". nade like the white man, Iu th ltuaae of ' whtSY, nbinCK n. longflr tb.onpresaor'srod. lw!a auguish, of want and woe. aball nd freedom's radiant morning will dawn on hltn at ThiDwl'ereSu recordln nKel, turn to that P8i Is lr"onln undluied brightness the uauieor i'r And with thy pen Immortal, (a ehararters of finnie. i '10 bluua. nencUortli aud lorerer. wmo ali.0 Lincoln s . FUR IMITUPtC, PEPPING, ETC. JUI'E FURNITURE AT COULD & CO.'S FURNITURE DEPOTS, XT. K. CORNER NINTH AND MARKET STREETS, AND Rot, 87 and 39 North SECOND Streat, It the Largest, Cheapest, and Best Stock in the i World! Ftftblon, style, durability, finish, snd cheapness all combined in tneir Immense varlotr ol CITI-MADE furniture. 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About 15 tons Scrap Wrought Iron. About y tons Scrap Brass, Copper, etc. 637 wooden Artillory Carriages, ironed. L'iO wooden Chassis. Ironed. About 750 Cavalry Saddles, 7.50 Bridles. 8500 Cartridge Boxes, and a quanuiy oi other leather work'. 1 large Hand Fire Engine, built by Agnew, l'hllaueipnia. A bout 1300 barrels Unserviceable Towder. aIro. a laree nuantitv of other Dronertv. con sibling principally ol Musket Appendages, Rags, etc. Terms Cash on the day of the sale, In United States currency. Amrjle time allowed for the removal of the property, at the expiration of which that not removed will revert to the Government. By authority of Chief of Ordnance. F. H. PARKER, Captain Ord., and Brevet Major U. 8. A., 2 7ft 13 lri 20 ' Comm'g Charleston Arsenal. JARQE SALE OF ARMY CLOTHING. Depot Quartermaster's Office. Baltimore Md., February 0, 1867. J Will be sold at Publio Auction, in the city of Baltimore (at Government Storehouse. No. 1L0 S. EUTAW Street), on WEDNESDAY, 12 M., February 27, 1807, a lot of ARMY CLOTHING, consisting of S478 NEW YORK JACKETS, of irregular pattern, and otherwise unsuitcd for issue to troops. By reason of its leng retontion in store, the material Is in some instances more or less damaged. Sale will take place In lots to suit purchasers. Terms Cash In Government funds, on day ol sale. Three days allowed to remove purchases. By order of the Quartermaster-General, A. S. KIMBALL, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. A., Depot Quartermaster. ADREON, THOMAS & CO.. No. 18 S. CHARLES Street, 2 7 7t Auctioneer M PORT ANT SALE OF GOVERNMENT . VESSEL. Depot Quartermaster's Office. J lutiiiurir 3il !Ati7. Will be sold at Public Auction, at the port of Baltimore (Henderson's Wharf, East Balti more), on THURSDAY, 12 M., February AJ, 17, the r A COSMOPOLITAN, r ffw.t. rirMnilth of beam, oi feet; depth of hold, 13 feet; cylinder, 60 inches A rare opportunity Is afforded, In the sale of this steamer, to persons desiring to purchase a ronlly tirst-class vessel. She Is of light draught, the engine and boiler are in moBt excellent condition, aud the hull perfectly sound and strong. It Is believed that, for size and build, the COS MOPOLITAN surpass any vessel hitherto ottered by Government for Mule at this port. Terms Cash, in Government funds, on day of Further particulars may be learned on appli cation to the undersigned, or to the Auction ecru, Messrs. ADKkON, THOMAS 4 CO., No. li South CHARLES Street. By order ol tho Quartermaster-General, A. H, KIMBALL, Captain and A. Q. M., U. H. A., 22t27 Depot Quartermaster. N1TED STATES REVENUE STAMPS Principal Depot. Ko. H4 CHE8NUT Street, Central Depot, No. 1U3 8. FIFTH street, one door below central vv "CUomut EstabliBbed lutij. Revenue stamp of every description constantly on hand in any amount . orders by W all or Express promptly attended to. United states Notes, Dratts on Philadelphia or New York, or current tuuds received In paruieuu Particular attentiou paid to small orders. : Tbe decisions ol the CommixiOon can be consulted ana any iulorawUtfu regarding tlia lw cUevnuily gtvea. INSURANCE COMPANIES I AKLiAVt AUK MUTUAL HllTTV , IK'Ktt ELAVS AUK XJ R4KCK COMPANY. Iluv.mnr.. h Ih. !... latere ot Pennsylvania, 1. ---..-"--Office. 8. K. flnrner Tniuit - at n. . . . 1 . . nauaut tjtree i MARIN. INSURANCES on Tsel. earfojtd ...ri. of th. wor 1 o on (roods hy river, canal, lake, and land carrUwe. to a parts ofthe Union. w " .. JfIRB ifsciuiicia on merchandise freneral'y. On Stores, .Dwelling tionses, Etc. . ASSETS OF THF. COMPAHT. ' ' hovember 1, lj8. 100,000 TTnltcd States 6 Per Cent. Loan, ' i7i tm,oo i 120.000 in I ted butei Per Ceuk Loan, 1h 138,500 S00.O00 United ghttea 7 8 10 Per Cent. . Loan, TreHsiirv Note 211,800. ( 125,000 City ot Pliilaoe.phlaoix Per cent. Loan (exempts) 126,561 SO 64,000 Hi ate ol Pennsylvania blx Per Cent. Loan 64,700-0 4A,000 Ktate of Pennsylvania live Per Cent, Loan 44,620-00 60,000 State of ew Jersey Blx Per Cent. Loan 60,750-0 20,000 Penrmvlvanla Kailroad, 1st Mort- , pniie, Six Per Cent. Bonds 40,50000 25,000 Pennsylvania Hon road 'id Mort- ' Miro Wx per Cent. Bonds 24,250-00 26,000 Western Pennsylvania! Kallroat Blx. Per Cent Bonds (Penna. B.U. Boaranteest , 20,750-00 SO 00ft Mate of Tennessee Five Per Cent. Loan t. 18.000 00 7,01,0 Htaie of Tennessee Hlxl'eriCont. Loan 8,040-00 15,000 30i Share Ktock oi Oermantovm , M uas Company (principal and Inte rest uaranteed by tbe city of . Philadelphia) & 15,000 Ot 7,150 143 Shares Stock ot Pennsylvania . Kalboad Company 8,258 25 6 OOOlflfl Shares Htockot North Penn sylvania Railroad Company ' 1,95000 20,000 80 Shares stock or Philadelphia , and Southern Mall steamship . ' Company 0.000-00 195,900 Loans on Bonds and Mortgage, . 1st Liens, on City Property 195,900-00 1,016,050 par. Market ralus, 1,010,280-7 Real Estate 66,000 0 11 n Is receivable for Insurances made 27,667-3 Balance due at agencies. Pre miums on Marine Policies, Ac crued Interest, and other debtl due tbe Company , 38239 Scrip and Mock of sundry Insu rance and other iCompauici, . V173. Estimated value 2,930-00 CaHh in Bank ,102-28 vasu in drawer wi 41,54 1,407,3-Jl 58 'This belnga new enterprise, the 'far Is assumed as 1 nomas C. Hand Bamnel K. Stokes, Henry Sloan, William U. Boulton, Kdward DarllnKton, , - 11. JoncB Brooke, Kdward Laiburcade, Jacob P. Jones. J aiiies B. Mct arland, Joshua P. Pyre, Spencer Mcllvlne, J. B. Bemple, Pittsburg A. B. Berber, D. X Morgan. George W. Bernardon, C. HAND. President. John C. Davis, I dinund A boudcr, Theophiltis Pauldlntr, John H. Penrose, Jailiee Traquarr, Henry C. liallett, Jr., James C. Hand, William C. Ludvlg, Joseph U. Seal, George (J. i.elper, IlUKh Craig, John D. 'iaylor, Jacffh Rleuel. THOMAS JOHN C IA VIS, Vice President. Bxkbt Ltlbdbn, Secretary 185 1829CnARTER PERPETUAL, Franklin Fire Insurance Co. OF PHILADELPHIA. Assets on January 1, 18 GO 2,500,85106. Capital Acciueu Surplus Premiums WW .000 -Ik 944,543 1A .Utt,-J08-t,l UXSETTLED CLAIMS, IffCOMB FOB 18M . 11,46T51. WW. LOSSES PAID SINCE 18 QVEB O.UUU.UUU. Perpetual and Tern porary Policies oa Liberal Tarmj. Charles M Bancker, t-dward C.Dale, George Falea. Allred Fltieri Francis W. Lewis, af. juuims vr aguer, Bmiiuel Grunt, George W.Bicbardg, luaaoLea, JAB. W. Mo A L LIbT K . B e iary pro SmT HI KOVID1SWT L.IFK AND TKUbT CWkLPAATV OF PHILADELPHIA So. Ill Boutb FOUKTU Btreet rjtCOKPOKA'iLI) 3d MOU'l'H, 'i'id., IgfiJ. I CAPITAL, 150,000, PA1B IS. 1 Insurance on Lives, by Yearly Premiums : or bv5 .IB . or HO vear Premiums, Kon-luneiture. Endowments, payable at a future age, or oa prior decease, by Yearly Premiums, or 10 year PrenUuniM both clauses Mon-lortelture. Annuities granted on favorable terms. Term Policies. Children's Endowments. lhis Company, while giving the insured tbe security ota paid-up Capital, will divtce tbe enure profits ot taa Liie business among Its Policy holders. Moneys received at Interest, and paid on demand. Authorized bv charter to execute Trusts, and to act Executor or Administrator, Assignee or Guardian, aii in other fiduciary capacities, unuer appointment ot any Court of this Commonwealih, or of any person ora er sons, or bodies politic or corporate. D1KKCTOBM. SAMUEL B. SHirLEl, HENRY HAINES, JObUUA H. MOKKIH, T. W1BTAK JiROWW, KH'HABD WOOL-,"" WM. C. LOUGSTRirfn, B1CHA1UCADHUBT. WILLIAM UAfeKEK. . CHABLKa F. COFFIN. BAliUELB SHIPLEY. BOWLAND FABRY, President. Actuarr THOMAS WI8TAB,M.I., J. B. TOWNSESD, 7211 Medical Examiner. Legal Advtoer, "NORTH AMERICAN TRANSIT INSURANCE COMPANY, No. 33 South FOURTH Street PHILADELPHIA. Annual Policies issued against General Accidents of all descriptions at exceedingly low rate. Insurance efleoted lor one year. In any nam from 9100 to lu.Oufl, at a premium of only cue-half per cent- eourlng the lull amount Insured In case of death, and a compensation each week eQual to the whole pre mium pain bhurt time Tickets for 1, It 3, 5, 7, or 10 days, or 1. 3, oi 6 mouths, at 10 cent a day, insuring in the sum of 30OO. or giving ala per week if disabled, to be bad at tna General Onioe, Ho. 1MB. rOLKTH Street, fhUadel. phla, or at the various BaUioad llcket unices. Be sara to purchase the tickets oi the Sort American Tranal Insurauce Company. For cironlara and farther Information apply at tha General Gthce, or of any ul the authorUod Agonla ol tha Company. ' LEWIS L. HOUPT, President. JAMES U. COMRAD, Treasure! HKNEY C. HHUWK, Secretary. iOUX c. J1l(JJ0,aollclt"' 51" r Houpt, late of Pennsylvania Bailroad Company I. E. Klngsley, Contineatal Hotel. rmmj Bamuei C. Palmer. Cashier 01 Com. National Bank. II. G. LeisenriUK.&oa. 231 and 239 Doc street. Ma?at"treet.0U Ut Conr,d W'wn, Ko. 62 Enocn Lewis, late Gen. Bop't Penna B. It. feeuTeW 4el"neJr 8- w' corner ot Third and Walnut G. c' Franciscns. Gen. Agent Penna. B. K. Co. Thomas K. 1iertoii, Ho. 3iiM Market street. Third street. " n. mm. nrm of X.uitz m Howara. Ko. 9.1 10 ly PHXW&JXSV COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA. INCOBf-OliAlED 1864-CHABTER PERPETUAL. 0'iwiWAV.T1' Stret, opposite the Exchan.e. In addition to MAK1NK and INLAND LSBLBAlJcE this Company Insures lrom loss or damage by F1BE or liberal terms on buildings, merchandise, furniture, t o. , lor l imi ted periods, and permanently on buildings, by deposit pi premium. hril,aVvmSaS?,L88 been "ctlve operation for more than BIi.1 YEaBb. during which ail losses have been promptly adjusUd and Dald. va John L. Bodge, PUIKCTOBS. m it. juanony, John T. Lewis. William h. Grant, Robert W. Learning, 1. C'ark Wharton, Samuel Wllenv Iavld Lewis, Benjamin Ettlng. Thomas H. Powers. A. B.McHenry, Edmund Custillon. ' 1 WLCHEBEB, President. , v m TTURE INSURANCE EXCLUSIVELY. TUB i1 PENNSYLVANIA FIBE INSPBANCE COM LAAir,ui?,rport'1 l7-'Jrter Perpetuai-Mo. 610 WALiiU'l' btreet, opposite Independence Buuanj. lhis Company, favorably known to the coiumnnitv for overfurty jeMrs.contmue to Insure awiustloss or Psmage by Are on Publio or Privaw BuUdUigs. either Permanently or for a limited time. AUo on i urai , Urn0' Goods, and Merchandise geueraijy, ou UbenU Their Caoltal. together with arge Snrplos Fandj. Invested in the most careiul mauuer. which enable S?ou2S. " unaou''w,1 ostmty In th! i , ui. t ikctob. Daniel Smith, Jr, i John Deverens. Alexasder rJenson,l Thumas Bniltu Isaac Haileburst, I Henry Lewis. Thomas Bobbins, J. GUlljwhaiu FelL Daniel B a.ldock . J r DANIEL hMirn,Jrwldent. WttUAk O. C0WKl.L Becreur , 7 INSUHANCE COMPANIES! LivEr.rooL and l o n d o m Asm - - - GLOBE INSUnirtCE COHT Capital and Assets, (16,000,000. Invested in United States. tl.500.0aa. Total Premiums lleceived by iSxm Company in 18G5. 4.947.175. Total Losses Paid in 1865. $1018,253 -.n uiki inumvuy aujumea wiuioas reterenoa t England, , ' ATWOOD SMITH, General Agent for Pennsylvania. , No. 6 Merchant' Exohanea PUIl illtrl unii in nd- INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA. OFFICE, KO. 233 WALNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA XXCOBPOBATED 1794. CHABTEB PEBPtrffAU ' CAPITAL, S500.000 Assets, January 8, 1867, $1,763,267-33. INSURES MAR1KE, INLAND TBAfis?OEAU0M and FLEX BISKS mnvrrnvs. Arthur O. Cofflii, , tieorire L. Barriaaa. ; S&mUAl W. Jni.a. ' Francis It. John A. Brown, Cbaries Iaylor. Ambro.o White, Bichard D Wooc", William Welsh. . H Morris Wain, . Folia Mason, Edward H. Trotter. Fdward S. Claris, William Cummins. T. Charlton Henry, Allr.d b. Jessap.i John P. White, a-ouis u Madeira i ABTHTTIt fl. rniririv t.m. - vv....,.!..,), CHAflUB PtATI, Secretary. WILLIAM BOEIILEK. HarrlsbnrR, Ps,, Central A gent for the Sta teof Pennsylvania. WHISKY, BRANDY, WINE, ETC. JpREDERICK BALTZ & CO'8 PIKST IMPORTATION 10 GALLON PACKAGES GIff. Just arrived and in bond, to Packages 40 G alien Et. CEL8IOB 6HEDAM QIN, which we are now seat the lowest figure. We claim to be the FIRST IMPORTERS OF FORTY GALLON PACKAGES 1 SHEBBT AKD POST WINE. ; . 8ole Agcnta alao lor RTVIZBX QABDEAT k C9.1 COGNAC. No. 11G WALNUT Street; 1 12 lm PHILADELPHIA. CALIFORNIA Vim C031PMY "WHSTES, From tbe Vineyards of Sonoma, Loa AngeJoa, and Wapa Counties, California, consist. ing of tne following: WISE BITTEB8, AliUELlUA. BHEKBV, HOCK, . MUSCATEL, CATAWBA, CLABET, POKT,' BKANDTJ These WIRES are warranted to be tbe pure juloe grape, unsurpaseed by auy In the market, and are recummendedUor Medicinal and iamily nurooaea. EOB SALE BY, " E. L. CAUFFMAN, , AGENT, ' ; No. 1 North FOURTH 8 treat 1 thstn2m PHILAKLPHX1 Q-REAT REVOLUTION IK THE TOE TRADE OF THE UNITED STATES I Pure California Champagne, Made and prepared as lfdone In France, from sor CaUfornla Wine, ond taking the plana of Imported Champagne. Ihe undersigned -would call the attention 0 Wino Dealers and Hotel Keepers to the following; letter ifHcliitijriijd correct idea of inequality ot (fcel' "Contikbhtai, Hotel, PaaiDsu-HiA, Oct Zi. um. "Uemiks. Boccueb Jt Co. : mm, '-Uentiemens Having slven your Calirornla Ckam. pagne a thoiouah test.we Uke pleasure In saylaa tha we think it the best American Wine we have ever used We shall at once place It on out bill of fare. "fours truly, J. E. KXNG8LET CO. CALL and TST OUB CALIEOlUilA CHAMP AG. BOUCHER & CO., 11 20 tuthsSm Ko. 36 DET Street, New Tort. A. 1IAYEB, Agent. 710 BAKSOM 8u, PhUadelpnU. SHIRTS, FURNISHING GOODS, J. W; SCOTT 6 00,, SHIST MANUFACTUEEES, ABD DEAXXRS U MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS' No. 814 CHESNUT Street, FOrB D00B8 BELOW THE "OOHTWWtTAL, , 5rp PHIT.Anur.PHi a PATENT SHOULDER-SEAM BHIRT MANUFACTORY AKD GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING 6T0BI, ' PERFECT FITTIKO BHIBT8 A-KD DKAWES made from measurement at very short notice. All other articles ol UEMLEMEJi a D1CE83 CrOOM In toil variety. WINCHESTER ft OOh Ko. 706 CHE8HUT Btreetl MERICAM LEAD PENCIL C0MPABT NEW YORK, VACTORIT, HUDSON CITT, . J, This Company Is now fully prepared to fumlsb LEAD PENCILS. Kqual In tuailltjr to th Beat Bmmdt, The Company has taken great pams and avestsd rt,e capital In fitting up their lactory, ana now ask th Amejican publio to give their pauclis lair trial. All Styles and Grades art Kaau&ctured. Great care has been bestowed to the manufacturing o BUPkBlOK HEXAiiVH 1BAH IAiO 1EAC1LS. spe cially prepared lur lbs use oi Engmeers, Architects, Artlsta, etc. A complete assortment, constantly oa band, la offered at lair terms to tbe trade at their Wholesale tlalesroou, No. 34 JOHN Street, New York. The Pencils are to be bad of all principal Stationer! and Notion iteaiers. ,,,. Ask for American Lead Pencil CIO 1 ftnw6qt ROBERT SHOEMAKER & CO. WHOLESALE DKCCGISTS, JlND DEALERS 13 Taints, Tarnishes, and Oils, No. 201 NORTH" FOURTH STREET, so COSKEK Of BACK-