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A. W. BATEMAN, Editor,
BEL AIB , MD ~ Friday, December 18, 1863. culHiion among the intelligent farmers and business men of Hartord, thou nay oilier neper in the county. No “ Lock Uonpiul” -<t other obscene or “Lottery” silver tlsemems will appear in our columns at any price. A large number of our subscribers pay for their paper in ad vance, and consequently arc Just the class advertisers dc sire to reach. The attention of respectable and legitimate advertisers s directed to the above I'gpU. To OorrMponde&ts. All communications lor publication must be acconi pained With the real name of the author, nr no mien tinn will he paid 10 them. The real name of the author will hot he published unless desired, but we cannot consent to insert communications unless tve know the writer- v l —i- - rsTT * ■ >. ' f .. inr __ WAR NEWS. Accounts front the army of the Potomac sa.v that a tecomoitering'party, ’senl-'obt some flay.-, ago to file region north of Culpeper and 11I0U4. the base of the Blue Ridge, as far ns Speriyville and Little Washington, returned to camp on Friday. The officers accompanj'ihg the exjiedi tion stats than they encountered ho enemy in force, but fell in with several small squads of partisans,all to the CthVirginiacavalry. Leaves of absence are trow freely allowed to offi cers and tnen for shirt periods, indicating that there is to be no immediate active operations. There was a Confederate raid to Mount Sterl ing, Kentucky, on Tuesday night last, under command of Major Chenowelh. They burned the court house, took about fifty horses, and what commissary stores they wanted, and then fell back Jto Olympian Spring. 1 The records of the clerk’s office were partially destroyed. A Louisville despatch says the guerillfts in Cumberland, Wayne, and Clinton counties are very troublesome, and often make raids across " the Cumberland, destroying property and con scripting citizens. Gen. McPherson, com manding s.t Vicksburg, has issued orders for changing th c Mississippi artillery ! into cavalry, to operate against the guerillas which invest the 1 ower part c>f the river. Admiral Dahlgren bus already made arrange ments with thfe engineer who is raising the mon itor Keokuk at Charleston harbor, alt'o to raise ■the Wcehawken. The total Federal lot's in killed, won nded and missing in the siege of Kao xville, falls short of one thousand. The story of the arrival o/ Confederate com ■ missioaers at Fortress Monroe with prop osals of ; peace, &e., is semi-officially con tradicted. Washington, Dec., 14. — TnoN avy Depai tment ' has received information of the following cap '■ tures; On the 27th November, the schooner Two Sistes, Acting Mastar -Rack well, captured i the English schooner Maria Albei -ta. She was '■cleared from Havana for Matamoias, but was en deavoring to tub the blockade into Bayport, 1 Florida.. •Acting Volunteer Lieut Eaton, com ma nding i the steamer Circasslon reports that cm the morn ;ing of the 9th Inst,, in lat.'32 deg. 48 m., .’ong. ■7B deg. 3 miu., he captured the English oten mer Alina. She was taken without a chaiie, ns she was under the Circassian’s‘guns before being aware of it. An attempt’vrhs made to sink her iby her officers; but It was prevented She is iEnglish built, 900 tons burthen and w as rated A No. 1 for ten years at Lloyds. The'©Kited States gunboat Kanawha captur - ed, on the 29‘th of November; the sdboom >r Aler - ta, or Minonp, bff Mobile bay. She had been awaiting an opportunity for many weeks : b es- ■ cape from .Mobile, .and was captured soon aftci crossing ilre bar. Her cargo'cunSiVts oT cotton, irosin and turpentine, and is very .raluabl 3. — .About $5,500 in specie was found on one of the passengers, also a large amount Of vail t oad bonds, The money and'bonds have been jp\f .ceil in the keyring of Paymaster Pnniuun, -o f the Kaaawha. From the army pf the Pot’o&ic we have th 3 in- Lee’s endeaydrec 1 on Sunday G^n^, Meade’s icotoreunjrei’ipii with Washington by destroying the bridge pc;;-oss Cedar creek, near Catlett>, .‘About seven hundred made a dash at thf. guard posted at the bridge, but were'driven off after * sht. >rt fight. The lipe of railroad from flic fronvw7 Al exandria w|il!he protected by both catalry ai id infantry heipaftCT, ‘ YeStdrday all qu let along the' frqnt, '[ The Russian tfaval officers vii ti led the army during the day, And returned to Alexandria in jhe evening. _ Despatches from Chaftanpoga aMhoOiice a an c ccssful cavalry reconnoissnnce, Shd the captui s of a Confederate signal station, Stic officers an d forty privates., A correspondent xvtrt General Grant’s army says that Gen. Bragg’-s forces are estimated tp be npw but fifteen or twenty thous and. The campaign may toe Considered at an ' end. The Confederate forces ip the Cotton States said to be distributed as follows: "With Gen. .Brsgg at Dalton, twenty thousand; ih Mississip pi, fifteen thousand; at Mobile, fivfe thousand, And scattered iu various places, five' thousand.— ■This is exclusive of thosp west of the Mississippi and ofiirfqgulftr guerillas. Advices loom Knoxville, Tenn., hp to Monday morning have been received. Gen. Foster had assumed commead of the army, and Gen. Burn aide had departed for Cincinnati. It is stated by the scouts that much of the artillery and trains of General Longsteet’s army have fallen into tho hands of the pursuing F.ideral forces, but these accounts lack eofr (nation. An expedition eent out from Fortress Monroe last week advanced up the peninsula as far as Charles City Court House, and captured the Con federate es,*iP) with eight officers and eighty privates. The Federal loss was two trilled and tour wounded, The Confederate casualties are juot reported, hut it is arid that a number of kill- A letter to the New York Times gives an ac count of an expedition undertaken by Brigadier General Wild, commanding the negro brigade in Gen. Bntler’s department. Starting out from the vicinity of Portmonttr on Saturday, -the-ftth inst., and marching in two columns by different routes, the brigade united at Ilintonsville, N. C., whence an advance was made on Elizabeth City, which was occupied on the 10th without opposi tion, the Confederates being taken by surprise. Artillery and cavalry, as well as a considerable naval force, have left to co-operated with Gen. Wild, and Elizabeth City is considered as likely to be made the base of important operations. Profitable Investments. The Philadelphia North Aiiierlrtin gives some excellent advice to those who wish to invest money. It is well for all who are in funds to heed the counsel ‘ Though money has been temporarily scarce, capital continues abundant; and the recent tumble in the stock market has brought capitalists to a realizing sense' of -the unreliable eUaraoW of-many of the se curities dealt in. Jjt is greatly to the cred it of the .Government that its loans, of ajl the securities daily dealt in on the mar ket, have maintained their integrity of price better than almost anything else. ( Its Five Twenty years six. p,er cent, loan, | the interest, on which is promptly paid in gold, has been subscribed to, although the J pressure ip the money. market, at the av erage of more than two millions per day, j And what is not the least gratifying fact J in connection with the daily large sub- ’ soriptions to this popular loan, sc.rcely any of it is returned to the market for sale. If is taken for investment, and is held with unfaltering confidence in its re liability. And why should it uot be ? It is seen that the Govern merit now, after years of the most gigantic war that the world has ever known, experiencing no diffi culty in commanding tbe necessary means to prosecute it, or in paying regularly the interest in gold as it falls due. If this can be done while the war is being waged, J who can anticipate any difficulty in readi ly accomplishing it when tbe war shall be ended? What better investment then, for capital than the “Five-Twenty’,’ Gov ernment loan ? But if any doubt, let him refer to the statistics furnished by the census tables of the various nations of the world. The facts which they present will prove the most satisfactory mode of dispelling the numberless gloomy apprehensions which are being continually conjured up by those who are disposed to exaggerate the extent of the calamity occasioned by our rebel lion. A reference to tbe state of most of the prosperous nations of the old world clearly disproves such a position aud shows that tbe highest conditions of na tional advancement have not been materi- j ally affected by the extended wars in which j those nations have been immemorially en- j gaged, and that a heavy national indebted ness has not proved an unmittigated evil, i “For instance, Great Britain, France and the Netherlands will undoubtedly j be conceded to represent the highest j prosperity that has been attained by j any of the European nations. And yet no nations have been called upon to endure fiercer or more prolonged wars, do mestic and foreign, than they. The effect 1 baa been, unquestionably, to incur an - enormous national indebtedness ; but nei ! ther their wars nor their indebtedness ( have had the effect to destroy their elas- 1 ticity, nor to cheek the progress ol their 1 general prosperity. The result would [ have been different, probably, if these ea*. ! tions had been fulling into decay, instead ( of being as they really were in a state of development ; and in this respect their case resembles our own, with enormous advantages in our favor. These nations, while undergoing the trials of war, weye , oppressed by the evils of,<ol. immense oxo dus of their people, caused ,by the tensity of their .population the impossibility to provide occupation for them,tips low price of labor and the. scarcity qt‘ territory Compared with,our own country, they,po sessed slight room for future development; , they were eeltjgid ju every part, and nq, vast territory lay, invitingly open to en courage enterprise and settlement.,., Their great problem has ever,,;been what to do with their surplus population, in its turn, has sought new fields £i;- adventure and seif support in couptries like our own, wiiere an, illimitable territory waits to be developed, and where incalculable resour ces invite industry and energy The,en couragement to be derived from these facts and comparisons of circumstances is very gre at, and to the mind of any dispassion ate reasoner is conclusive that the course of this great country is onward and upward, aud that its credit will live unim pair ed to the end.— Easton Journal. Execution in New Jersey—Extraordina ry Confession. Charles H. Brooks was executed at Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Friday last, for the murder of his father. The mur dered man was Job. Brooks, of Vincent town, B rlingtnn county, a respectable farmer. The oosdrmned evinced no re pentance whatever, refused to receive re religious consolation, and on the gallows made the following extraordinary confes sion, implicating his own mother in tbe crime ; I want the people of Burlington county to know that I am not the -uibiesi man . of the ihree. I was led into this crime . Timothy Hidgwuy was standing near the ted when I did it. I was iirircd ever since last November (1862) by my mother and Ridgway to kill my father My mother coaxed me to do it, and offered HW'tweDU>.fiatt*inllnm i£ -f-wmihf IcilL inj father - ' If justice was done, Timothy Kid way ought to stand hero to-day and be executed in my plqoe He coaxed me to kill my father. The Sunday after the murder I was at Ridgway's house. •He says to ( me ‘-Charley, there has been a good deal of talk around here about the murder, you had better run away, I have said nothing about it; you had hotter go out West or you will be taken on suspi cion,” Ijibid him( I had ho ujoneyf Ha said youf mbtherJhas money, she will give you some. I said she wants all she’s got. He said, I am going to live over there, and I will give her all she wAnts, so she can give you what you want. When my mother and Rigway were in I this prison they told me I would have a bew trial if I swfre that they had nothing Jo do with it. That’s the reason I swore as 1 dicTwheo they were tried. ' Titoothy Ridgway tstrtd my mother-ought to be exe cuted here to day. I always tried to get along well, but two rouges bro .ght me to I Mother tormented father for six l yeaVs, cutting off his hair and selling his l clothes. T ..fiho befieves io f irtune telling The Governor of Connecticut Arming the; Loyal Leagues. I The Democrats of the Q.>u,uecticiif. i Legislature have smoked out the fact that Governor Buckingham Inis distributed large numbers of the State arms to parti ■ sun friends in dill ieut parts'of fimVState. ■ The Governor admits in a, special message that he did thus distribute, 765 guns, and gives the names f the parties to vvli -m they wi re sent. Tm-se are all prominent members of the Union League, and the Govern >r justifies Ins action by the fear that the draft riot in New York indicated an extensive organization in other places to resist the draft He says he could find no law forbiding him to send out the arms, and ne therefor, took the responsibility of doing so! Toe Hartford Times says that State ammunition lias also been distribu ted by the Governor, and that “he has armed secrei midnight I agues, without authority of law, with the arms belonging to the people- and those arms might at any time in tiie night (for it all appears to be a work of the night) be used to assail the people who innocently supposed their arms were secure iu the State arsen al.” Mr. Eaton, iu the debate on the message, charged that the information on which the Governor acted in sending out the guns was false. And he further said: , “If the arms of the State are to bo put I into the irresponsible bunds of partisans ! on the mere secret representation of med- I dling partisan busy-bodies, 1 tell you, sir, the people of the State will in turn take | this matter into their own hands, ami arm themselves.”— Newark (iV. J.) Journal. ■! -—: — From the Louisville Journal. The Enlistment of Slaves. It will be seen from the telegraphic des patches that President Lincoln has issue a proclamation calling for 600,000 volun teers. As this is no doubi, a necessary j and proper step, wo deeply regret that it | is not accompanied with such assurances I to the people as would serve to secure its j immediate and thorough success. Instead ! of such assurances, however, it is repor ! ted simttltaneouslv with the appearance of j the proclamation that a general order will ! be issued by the War Department in a j few days providing for the enlistment of j, slaves in 'Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri,' ' Western Virginia and Tennessee. Our private advlcec from Washington, suppor ted by the fact that-the enlistment of slaves has taken place already in Maryland, and was suspended only the other day for some reason unknown or at least unavowed, and by'the further fact that the enlistment of slaves is nilw going 'oft in Tennessee voder the truspites of her Military Govern or, strongly te-ml to confirm the probabili ity of this liepoi-t There is' certainly strong probability in tbe report, to entitle it to the prompt and grave attention of Governor Bramletfe. D is plain that the execution of such a scheme of enlistment would 1 io its direct and indirect effects together involve the total disorganization and destrnetiAVi of the institution of slavery iu K mucky., The scheme at Wnu'lu the lowest t ffeet this re sult Nor can it he doubted that this re suit Is cotifemplaied by the wiok'd projectors of th - scheme. The scheme is really nothing more or less than ia supplement to the Proclamation of Emancipation, and is calculated to sweep away whatever tie- proclamation has left. Aud, if executed,‘it wmnd unquestionably accomplished its purpose. It would be a most high-banded outrage upon equity and good faith, as well as upon the Constitu tion. It would be an act not merely of absolute lawfulness, but of stupendous per fidy and injustice Apart from this* the scheme would deepen the distrust and iu flame the apprehensions of the people- 6f the loyal States at the very time when it is most important for the public good that their confidence in the purposses of the Admiutstration should be renewed and strengthened. The scheme is a furiously mad one, in every point of view W ; e d, , not doubt that Governor Bramlette will I forthwith make it the subject'of such t I remonstrance us will at least cause tlw r! tlon would be both an euormity and a ca r | Utility. r —*r , I Absent from the Army —Tbe late Lma.il for tl ' men to sup-ply the places' df those whose 1 terras of se rvioe are about to expire, is no > doubt just ified by flic necessities of the s GoverntU'-n t. Bit if one were to form his judged ent on the supject from the i larj/e nulph ?r,-hf officers and privates who i are sbsent f fom the aruiy on furloughs, it ■ would not be unreasonable to conclude i that the coi mtry has more soldiers than it can useful! y employ. This city seems to i be fu ll .of i iffidurs apd privates who appar i ehtly have iojnthcf business here thbn to promenade the street and lounge in hotels and bir n orns. —Philadelphia Ledger. DIED, On the stl i instant in Ilavre-de-Grace. 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AN CHE S, , il Exeeu-ed liy itjie undersigned;at ]^d. Repaifjng a. done to order. *■l ,> <•. 1 Cor. Mali St~and Corl HspoxHr Jthffm lc ' Call and look at our stodfe We ban e BUNCH and LAYER RAI3TNSf ttmkm ■■■ CURRANTS, CPiHflf Fare Ground Spices and Pepper., FISHER’S MINCE MEAT, Bioadbent’s FHENCBCW'FEI AfcMONS, FIG& ’ N. Y. and MarvJ*nrf APT LES. ifso, a fine as<brtntiiil S 1 OY S * All at fialtimore Priors. Terio C Jash. d-18.2t. A. H. GRtENF lEL J ) TO DRIFTED MJ m WHO ARE EXEMPT ? JOHN H. MoCUTCH EN, * [of WA.srrijrGtoN, 0. c j , AVVOBW Af ' ItJLW, Mo. 2 Law Buildings St. 'Pa up s Street , BALTIMORE. • r ; Eves'drafted ijim sh.uildcc rwult* Law yer as to his rights under Act D | ar ch 3d ’63 under which men are drafted ias it author izes EXEMP-fioYis tfAniscr IAR g ES j mm service for nerly forty cat , ses? Borne of which are as follows ; 1. Physically unfit, of. w there are many causes, 2. Mentally Mnfft; • V 3. Only son of a wido w . 4. Only son of a wjdo • j* to; military (lutf. >■ 5. Only eon of aged f , r yt g r m pa r .„t 9 . 6. If two hr more s> > U s of pa rents they nfrfy exempt i , n( *. , ' 7. Only brother of or plum rfiiklreri on* der 12 years old' * 8. Father of motherh !SS rhtldren wader 12 years old. : 9. If two brothers in the nay. 10. If> convicted of felony. 11. If under 20 ye ar? when drafted. 12. If over 35, an> J married, 13. If over 45 year sold. 14 If an alien, i 15. For errors in e irollmeot. i I arn prepared will , the forms and reg ulations as issued (n the Provost Afar shal at Washington, D. C., (where I ad vised and drew papi T s for over five hun dred drafted men,) v /hich are different far each class ofcases, and must be observed to insure success.” • . ~.,11 ALL PAPERS GU. UtAXTBEI) CORRECT. Men who 1 ,ave legal exemptions, have been accept* i for service because they did not -mak* j out their claims ac cording to Law. , i. JOHN .H, McCUTCHEN, No. 2 Law Buildings, Baltimore. Capt, MeCu'rcHßM is personally known and has pi emission to refer to Washington Honihmt United Stales Marshal lor Maryland, Judge Wm. M. Merrick, 29 St, Paul Street. Hodges Brothers, 23 Hanover Street. Wiilis L Adamt, Comer of Charles and German Streets. Kni t glit St, Johnson, 21 South Charles Street. Efhya rd Bangs, nf the firm of Carey, Bangs &. Woodward, * 266 Baltimore Street. Dll3t. .• • t % rn -i • t • -—j- —*- %i ... : ■ -t--* — NOTICE, THE Commissioners of Harford County, 1 will meet at t.heir office in Bel Air, on TUESDAY, the 22d instant. Persons elected to serve as Constables had better attend and bond on .‘he day, as the thirty days wiJI expire on trie 26ih inst. cierk - NOTICE. ’ THE Exequtive Bourn' of School Com missiopers for Harford Comity, will meet at their office in Be.' Air, on MON DAY 28th December ins t., at 10 o’clock A. M., to settle the accoun ts of Teachers, for the Session ending'2 llh 1863. Tea fliers from the isi 2nd and 3d districts will .attend on Monday and those from the 4lh slb and 6th district will at tend on Tuesday 29th. , By order qf the Board JDHN T, SPICER Secretary. *-r > ■[ '..-f ... r 4 — — ttt i A OA&D. The Ladies of, the Presbyterian cburchi of Bed Air, return their thanks to their friends aud the public lor the liberal man' ner in which they patronized their concert on the 24t.h ult. and they wish to give no tice, that owing to the weather, they hav ing failed partially m their object, and be ing requested by many to repeat the concert, have concluded to do so and wish to make arrangements to repeat it at an early date, of which they will give notice. hay wanted. T)RIME BAILBD TIMOTHY HAV wanteiPkt * T. LAPIDUM, Harford county. Maryland, for which the HIGHEST. CASH MJCR will bei paid. E. PnGH, Ja., Agent i •ept.6. Was. A. Dana. * —l—~_i . . WANTED.— One or two JOURNEY , Men blacksmiths. Enquire of MARTIN CALD&R. 016 Ftchrrtl Mill, Hnrford Oo. 5 Md. •,. , / .