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.. TRICE THREE CENTS.
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1S64.
PRICE THREE CENTS,
UXTRA SESSION OF
GOVERNOR CURTIN S
j iltniiam ro, August 9. The following is
jorrcnor i ornn s message, deiivore'l to-uuyi
1 lave called jou together In ailvan'O of your
iijnurned el"jn, for the purpose of hiking some
"lion for the defense of the date.
I From the coromen -ement of the present Ko
"Jllon, Pennsylvania has done her whole duty
i the Government. Lying, as her southern
onutie', do In the immediate vicinity of the
order, and thus exposed to indden lnvaion, a
slosh policy would have led her to retain A
afflclcnt part of her military force for our
In to doing she wonM hnve failed In her duty
o tfcc whole country. Not only would her men
ave been withheld from the field of general
ceratinns, but the loans and tax ition which
'ould hac become necessary, would hive, t j
rge extent, diminished the ability o( her poople
comply with tho pscanlary d; mads of the
'nited Htutcs. She would also have necessarily
tileifered with and hampered all the military
ciion ot the Government, and made herself, to
oi.io PMrni, responsible for any failur.s and
1 ortromings that might have occurred. In pu.--nancc
ot the policy thus deliberately adopted,
bis Ntate has steadily devoted her men to the
Fiom the beginning hehns always boon among
"e flr?t to re-pond to tho calls of the United
'alu, hi is shown hy her history from the three
ion hs' nu n and the Receive Corps to the pre
ent moment. Thus faithfully fulfilling all her
ng obligations, she has rignt to bo defended
hy the tia'ioiiul force as part of a common conn
hj. Any other vii-w would bi absurd and Bu
rst. She of conrso cannot complain when she
tillers by the uecvasury contingencies of war.
I'll rf.H.--tt. ma itinr have In 1,1.1 m,inu n...-..M
Jiecn niaue upon the people of our southern
roomie aic ino-1 untouinied ; they were Invaded
n IHti'i, when a Union army, much superior to
iiny fon e ot the Rebels, and on which thoy bad,
it course, a right 'o nly, was Ivltig in their im-
midiute vicinity and nottn of the Potomac; they
were again iuvuded in 1 S13, after the defeat of
lie Union forces under Milrov. at '.Vinchiwter;
jfind the have uguin auil'ered 'iu lSiil, after the
Jetcat ot the Uniou forces under Crook and
How ranM an agricultural people, In an 0en
ui try .be expected o r,se Mtiddeiily.atid beat back
t'.oatile force w hich bad defeated organised vete
':n atmicanf the (lovuruintint ? It Is. iii'ptiiiri' v.
fpcctcQ that the inhabitants ot an invaded country
wt'i no wnat is in tneir power to restitt tnu in
vader; and the fact hercufter stated will show,
( think, that the people ot these cotntios have not
.ailed in this duty. If Peninv Iv-uilo, by ren-on
Dt ber g'' graphical position, has re quired to bo
dcfendid by the national forces, it hua only been
against the cumiii 'ti em my ; it has never been
necessary to weaken the army In the field, by
ending heavy detachments ot veterans to save
tier cities from being devastated by sin ill bauds
Vif rnt! uu, conipoicd of fieir own inhabitants,
oor nave ner pinpie neeu rji-poscu to sncor u. tno
Jfreat uwsses of MW-abiding citizens in any other
itt who have required such proe.tion.
Yet when a bruuil enemy, punning a dofeated
Kbooy of Union forces, crosses our border and
burns a difeuselcss town, the horrid burbirity.
instead of In lug the hearts ot all tho people of
our common country, is actually in soiueiiuar
ters muie the o"c, tion of mock n I .jinoe at tno
unlortunato mllcre.rs, thousands of whom have
been rendered h iinelc-s ; and these heartless
-cotts proied from the vory men w no, when the
S.uie authorities, firecetng tho danger, were
In kit g piiciutiioiian measures, r.diciilud the idea
of tbtre being atiy'ilanaer, sneered attheexer
tiuns madet lor the purpose of meeting it, aud
succeeded, to some extent, in thwarting their
uroi u to niicefoiois.
ilicec men lire theiuifllves morally responsible
fcr tins caiaini y over which they now chu :Ulo
aud rub their h mils. It uiin'it huve been hope!
nav. we Lad a linl.t to exp:ct that the people
'of the lcy.il 8tntt s, rag -tged in a common cifirt
fo pestrve their Uovennnent and all that is dc ir
to Irirni. u, w ill tl bavo forouen, at h ist for the
time, their w ctclud hic.il jc.alon-iC'', and sym
pathlzt d nl'li all the r loyal feliow-citi.eni
wherever resident wi'hin tho l irder of one com
mon cnunny. It should lie rciuembenvl that
tie original source of the present Hilielllon was
I" suetj jeuiotisies, enconiued lor wicked pur
s by iimcrupulous poiiiieiins.
no im n who, for any purpose, now continue
WeiHjurnne them, oiMb' to be held as pub ic
ercmies eiuKiiis of our Union, our peaio and
should bn tretitrd as men. Common feelings,
common syni) athicH, ate the necessary founda
tions of a cummou tree (iovernmi n.
1 em proud to . ay thut the people of renns.vl
vanta feel every blow at any of her sister States
an mi assault upon tlieiusevc, 'ind give to tbem
all ihui hearty good-will, the expres-ijn of which
is sonietimrs more imiioi taut, under tho inilin-
'9 tion of calamity, than mere material aid.
' IK It is fit.ii,ii. t.urv In r. ittr te tliM ni.nmar.ti nf
tho Kebcl mmy up the Slien mdouh valley, on
the 3d dav of July lat-t, to tlu- defeat of Ooneral
Wallace on the Monoc.n y, their approach to and
threat! nirf? ot the Capital, or their de itruetlou of
iin perty ar.o pillngu of the eountics ot Maryl md
lyint: on our norJcrH. l hce events have passed
'into htrtorj, nod ihe r sponsibiiities will bo set
tled by the .judgment of the people.
At 'bat time a call wus m ulo upon PennNylvn
niu lor volui'tei is. to lie muMti-reil imo the ser-vi'-e
of tl e United Sta'cs, and to serve for one
bomlied nay. in the .sliics of I'ennsylvaniaaud
flary liiml, and t Washington and its icinitv.
Noiwit'irtunding the ciiili:irr.u-siiients wbi' h
compliiated the oidrrs for their oru'.iui. ition and
mnster, six regiments were enlisted and organ
ize .1, and a bati-a ion of six companies. The
regiments were withdrawn from tho State, tlio
last having 111 i :;'Jlh day of July.
1 di'ircd that at leist part of this f.iri'e should
be confined in this ervice to the 8. aces of Penn
sylvania anil Maryland, und made such an appli
cation to the War Department. As this proposi
tion did not meet its appropation, it was rejocted,
nd the geneial order changed to include the
8.utts named and Washington and its vicinity.
Iso pait of the Iteliel armr at that time bud
come within the State. The people of the border
counties were warned, and removed their stock,
aid at Chamberiburg and York were organized
and armed for their own protection.
I was not officially informed of the movements
of the Federal armies, and of course, not of the
strategy of their commanders; but It was stated
in tho newspapers that the Rebel army was
closely pursued alter it had crossed the Potomac,
and was reiiring up the valley of the Nhcnundoah.
lte; eaicd successes of onr troops were also
announced, and the people of the State hud just
cause to believe mat quite sntitcient r euerai torce
had been thrown forward for its protection upon
' the line of the Potomac.
On Friday, the Will of Julv, the Rebel brigades
of Johnson and McCauslnnd, eonsUtine ot from
twenty-five bundled to three thousand mounted
nun, wiih six guns, crossed the Potomac at Clear
Spring. Thev commenced crossing nt 10 o'clock
A M.,and marched directly into Mercerstuirg.
There were but forty-five men picketed iu "but
direction, under the command of Lieutenant
McLean, United Slates Army, and as the enemy
succeeded in cutting the telegraph communica
tion, which from that point had to pats west by
w ay of Bedford, no Information could be sent to
General Couch, who was then at Chambersbtirg.
The bead of tliis column reached Chumbe rslmrg
at 11 o'clock A. M.,on Saturday, the .'jOlh ult.
The ltet.el brigades of Vaughn aud Jackson,
mimliering about three thousand meu, crossed
the Potomac at about the same time, at or near
Psrt of the command advanced on Kasers
town ; the main body moved on the road lending
from Willlunisport to ti reeucastle j another Hclu l
column of infantry and artillery crossed the
Pott-mac simultaneously at bhcppardstowu, and
moved towards Ltitcrsburg.
General Aveiill, who commanded A force re
duced to about tweuty-six hundred men, was at
llngeistown, and being threatened in front by
aiighn und Judi'on, on his right by McCatit
land und Johnson, who also tlucetcnid his retr,
and oa his left bv llie column u hich ctossed at
hhcppaidstown, lie therefore fell back upon
Ueueral Aveiill, it is understood, was under
the oiders cd Oemral Hunter, but was kept as
iully advised by General Couch, as was possible,
of Uie enemy 's movements on his right aud to
Lis rear. General Couch was in Ctmiul.cr.'jarg,
where bis entire force couslstvdof sixty iofuutry ,
fo'ty-llve eavnlrr, an l s sc"tlnn of a Twfery of
artillery ; In all less than one hundred an 1 Afty
The six companies of men enilsted foronehnn
dred days temaitilng in the Hiate. nnd two eom
panits of cavalry, had, under orders from Wash
ii'gb n, as I am nnotllcialiy advised, lnivl
Aienll. Theton of Chambersborg was hell
until daylight by the small force under General
( ouch, curing which tho Government stores and
train were saved.
Two batteries were then plifnted by the enemy,
commanding the town, and it was. Invented by
the wlio'e command ot Johnson and M'tCa is
Isnd. At 7 A. M. six companies of dismounted
men, eomman.led by Sweeny, entered the town,
followed by mounted men under Gllmor.
The main force was in line of hau'e, anl a
demand was made for otio hundred thcusmd
di.liais In gold, or tire hnndred thousand dollars
in Government funds, as ransom, ami a number
of clnens were arrested and held as hostages
for Its payment.
Theothr of moner wits made by the cltleni
of the town; an J evin II they bad any latentiou
of paying a ransom, no time was allowed, as the
Kcbels commenced immediately to burn and pil
lage the town, disregarding the appeals of w mien
and children, the aned and inti'm; and even the
bodies of the doud were not protected from their
It would have been v iin f.r all the citizens of
the town. If armed, to have attempted, In on
ncction with General Couch's small command, to
defend it. General Couch withdrew his com
mnud, and did not himself leave until the enemy
wire actually In the town.
General Avcrill's command being within nine
miles of C'jumborsburg, it was hoped ho would
arrive in time to save the town, ami elf ns were
made during the mgbt to communicate with him.
In the meantime tbo small force of General
Couch held tho enemy at bay. General Averill
man hed on Chambemburg, but did not arrive
until ailer the town was burned and the enemy
had retired. Ho pursued and overtook them at
McConnellsburg, in Fulton county, in time to
save ibnt place from pilla.-e and destruction. He
promptly engaged nnd defeated them, driving
them to Hancock and across the Po oinac.
I ci mmend the homeless aud ruined p"Oplo
of Chumbersbnrg to the liberal benevolence of
the Legislature, ami snugest that a suttlcient ap
propriation be made for thctr relief. Similar
charity has been heretofore, exercised, In tho
Cine of an accidental nnd destructive Are at
Pittsburg, and I cannot doubt the di.-Hsi;ion of
the legislature on the present occasion.
On the otb day of the month a large Rebel
army was in Maryland, and at various points on
the Potomac as far west as New Creek ; and as
there was uo adcp.iato force within the Sta e, I
detmed it my duty on that day to call for thirty
thousand volunteer militia for domestic pro
Tin y will be armed, transported, and supplied
by the United Slates, but as no provision is made
for Ihcir payment, it will bo necessary, should
yon approve my action, to make an appropriation
lor thut pnrposo.
Feeling it to be tho duty of bw Genoral Gov
ernment to off rd full protection to the people of
Pctin-ylvnuia und Maryland by tho defense of
tho litieof the Potoma-, I united with Governor
Bradford In the fo'lowing letter to the President,
daied July 21. 1M1:
SrATRoi' MuiTt.ANi), Executive Department,
Annapolis, July HI, lsnt. His Kxcellcuey,
Abraham Lincoln, Prcsidcntof the Unite I tititcs
Sin : "The repeated rnids across the Potomie
river made by portions of the Rebel army, and the
extent of the damage they have snccecded so fre
im ntly in intlicting.havc most injuriously atfected
the people ot Maryland and Pennsylvania, in the
neighborhood ot that river, and many of them,
it is believed, as tho only security against such
lossi s in the future, are seriously considering the
propriety of abandoning their present homes, and
tee king saiety at the North.
It seems to tis that not merely in the sectional
aspect of the ease, but in its national relation,
the security of tbo border lino between the loyal
and rebellious States is an object justifying ami
tciti irlng a disposition of a portion of the nation
loice wiili an especial view to its defense.
The Potomac river can only bo crossed in Its
ordinary stale of water at some five or six fords,
and we prooso to enlist from our respeetis,
Mates a volunteer force that shall be suttlcient,
villi the aid of tho fortlilcatbns which
the force itself can Scdily construct,
to rfTcctuiilly guard them all. We ask of the Gov
ernment that the recruits so ra.sed shall bn
cridlicd to the quotas of our several State aud
the c'l last made, to lie armed, equipped, and
supplied as other volunteers in tho service.
We aio aware that, as a general rule, well
founded objections exist to tho enlistment of a
!' ree to le exclusively nsed for hotneorlocil
ucfense, but we regard such a service as we n w
suggest ms an exceptional ej-e, and tho coniple e
prone. Ion ol this part of our frontier as of ad
mitted national Importance.
For alter the outbreak of the Uotatllou, the
Impor anec of u spei lal defense of the region bor
ui rii'gou tho Upper 1 otoiuac was recognized by
the Govoriin ent, and the lion. Francis Tnom is,
i f Maryland, was authorised by it to raUc three
regiments, with a view to the protection of the
ci unties un cither side of that river.
Regiments wore raised, but the subsequent exi
gencies of tho Mrvieo required their employment
tl cwbere, and they therefore ailiird, at presout,
no particular security to that region beyond other
tri ops in ihe service.
'I Le ncee-slty, as we think, for some su h pe
culiar provision has now become so obvious, tlia',
we would with greut respect, but most earnestly,
tirgo upon your Ivxcollency the expediency of
acceding to the suggestions wo have majc, aud
we will immediately set about raising i tie forces
leiinitfd, und we have n doubt they will be
We have tho honor to be, with great respect,
your obeoicnt servants,
(Signed) A. W. 1!iiifoiui, and
A. G. Ci btis.
The following letter from the Assistant Adju.
taut-General, datod August 1, IS'il, is the only
reply rtccivcd by me, np lo this time.
Wah Dki'Uitmen r, A tu rTANr-GrvEHAt-'H
OtTicK, Washingtou,!). C, Annual 1, 18(11. His
F.xci-llency,lho Governor ot Pennsylvania. Sir:
I have the honor to acknowledge tho receipt of
the Joint letter from yourself and the Governor
of Maryland, dated July 111, IHtil, asking au
thority to ruise a volunteer foice in your nvipo
ilvu States, to be exclusively used for home or
local defense, und for guarding the fords of the
In reply I am directed by the Sscretary of
War to inform yon that the propositi m lias been
fully commit ted, and tbt the authority asked
for cannot be granted. In this connection please
sec the Act of Congress, anpioved February 1(1,
IHti'J, as promulgated iu General Orders No. lo,
seiies of Ht,L, from this ollice.
1 have the honor to ronisin, sir, very respect
fully, your obedient servant,
(Signed) Thomas M. Vincent,
Mem. Similar letter sent to his Excellency
the Governor of Maryland, this date.
The reason given for ihe refusal to act on this
fitoposition tan be made cousisteut with the en
isinient of men for one hundred days, to serve
In Pennsylvania, Maryland, and at Washiugtou
The following communication, dated 22d July,
lhtil, wus maoe by Major-General Couch to the
Secretary of War ;
IlaAnQi ARTBiis lJrer. oi Si sormAxsTA, A r
H.uiHiHiirno, July Ti lion. 10. M. Mauton.
Secretary of War Sir : During f he receut rai J
into Marylund, the citizens of Chambcrsburg
tinned out with a uoteriniiia ion to stauu uy tno
lew soldiers present and hold tne town against
any cavHlry force that might assuult It. Fivo
bundled citi'ens of Vork, irrespective of party,
volunteered nnd were armed, and went down the
Northern Central Railroad andj repaired the
In order to show you that the border citiens
are beuinning to lealize that by united a -tion
they hae the iiiingih to protect themselves
against an oidii.aty raiding party, e nclo-ed I In
lite your atent:ou to a letter addressed lo the
Governor, together with the Indorsement, upon
the subject of forming a fpee'al dips from the
six border counties most cxso-eil.
If ten thousand men can thus be organized,
11 s existence would be a protection and give con
fidence. I am informed that the general senti
ment of tbo people in question is in favor of
something being done at once, and as a military
measure I think it v. ill be of e-scutial service to
the Gcutial Government, and recommend that
the Wbr Department encourage the movement
by authorising the loan or issue of uniforms, pro
vided the law in question is enac ted.
It is believed that the new militia law of this
State will practically prove of no value, except
ing that an enrolment will probably be made.
I am, sir, verv respectlully, your obedient
icrvant, (Signed) l. N. Col on,
Major-General Commanding Department.
IT Headquarters Department of fcusquehaun,
llanisburg, August 4. A true copy; respectfully
fuiulshtd for the Information ol his Excellency,
Governor A. G.Cut tiu. bigued, JuhuS. SchulUc,
A. A. General.
On the mine day approved in writing of the
proposition, and exprossed my opinion thut the
Lrfiislatuie would pass an act in accordance with
it at its adieuined session, on the 2.'td of August.
I am furnished with an official copy of the fol
lowing reply, dated Angaal 1, 10I, to the propo
sition ol Gi
Ws Pi rinTMFMT, AnirrMsr-Gi Ntiui't
(IrneK. Washiotoi, 1). (.'., August 1, an
Major Gnieral D. M. Couch. C uumaiidi it, o.,
Harri-burir, Pa. Genernl : I have the honor t
acknowledge the receipt of your letter of fh- ?.'d
of July, relative to Iho United States providing
nnilorms for a spcrial corps of militia from ccr
tuin border cotinties of Pennsylvania.
In reply, 1 am dircced to luform you that the
subject has been carefully considered by the
Secretary of W- r, who cannot saiKtion the issue
of the i lothing In qucsti'in.
I am, General, very respectfully, vour ot e 1 cut
(SijjneJ) Titos. M. Viv-i nt, A. A. Gjn.
Hendtuar'ers Department of the Sin piehanni,
llarrisbntg, August 6, 18iH. A true copy. II
spei tfully furnished for the inform itiou of his
lixcvlleney, Ojvernor A. G. (.urtiOt Sijjtied,
John s ,s( Iml i, A. A. General.
In each of the Ihno years, W2, lSttf.snd !"'.
it has been found necessary to eall out the Siaee
militia for the J. tense of the S:ate, and this h is
len done with tho assent aud assiHtun:e vf fie.
From ihe want of organUitlnn we have been
obliged lorely exclusively ou volunteer military,
and with few exceptions lo orgaui'O ano v lor
Tins has caused confusion and a lo- of valu
able time, and has resulted in sending to the
field bodies of men in a groat me ware undis.
The Militia bill passed at the lust session is, I
think, for ordinary limes, the best militii law
we have ever had, but tinder tho existing extra
ordinary circumstances it seems to require mo II
11. a ion.
I suggest that ihe Assessor be directed to make
an tmnieil late eiit'ili'iieat, classify ingihdtn:iit:a as
mav he thought best.
That the otll er le appointed by the Governor,
on the recommendation, npuroved hy him, of a
Hoard of Kxnmination, composed of three Nl yor-Gem-mls
for each Division, of whom the .M r
Gencral of the Division shall be on the other t wo,
to be designated by tho Governor, from adjoin
ing division, or in such other modes us the
Lrgislatnie mav think tit; that in all cases the otlt
cets shall be selected by preferences from ollkers
and men who have hem iu service, and shad
have been honorably discharged by the I uited
States, slid that effectual provl-ion be iu ide for
drafting Ihe militia when required.
The recommendation in regard toapp Hutments
Is made lo avoid the angry disscntlon, und too
often political jealousy, which divide mill.ary
orcaniz. itlons hy the election of o l'.eors,
and to secure the services of the most
deserving and competent men. Tho election of
officers in tho volunteer forces in the Held b is
been found to be injurious to the surv.ee, while
promotions by seniority and appointments of
meritorious p lvates have produced bravery, and
stimulated to fuithfulncss. In tbo enlistment of
new organizations, the p'an adopted of granting
authority to ottieers to recruit companies has
been found to be tlio best policy.
I also rccinnmend that tho G iveruor be
authorized to form, either by the accent im-a of
volunteers or by druft. iu such parts of the State
as he may deem expedient, a special corps of
militia, to cousist in due proportions of cavalry,
artillery, and infantry, to be kept lip
to the trill number ot tii'teen regiments, to
be styled Minuto Men, who shall be sworn and
musteied into the service of the State for three
years; who shall assemble tor drill at such times
and places ns ho mny direct, who shall be
clothed, armed, and equipped by the Sta e, and
paid when as-cmli cd for drill or called into ser
vice; and who shall ut all times he liable to be
culled into Immediate ervi.-e for the defense of
the State, independently of Ihe remainder of the
term eulisud for.
As this foice would be subject to indden calls,
the larger part of it shoo Id be organized in the
counties adjoining our exposed border, and as
the people of those counties have more personal
interest in their protection.thx recommend itiou is
luudct') authorize the Governor to desigua'o tho
parts of the St .te inpvhieh it shall bo raised, and
save the time and expense, of transporting troous
from remoto parts of tho State, and the sub
sistence ami pay in going to and from the bor
der. A body of men so organUed will, it
is believed, be effective to prevent raids and Incur
sions. 'Iho expenses of clothing, arming, and equip-
fing snch a force cannot be correctly ascertained,
ml the Uuarterma-ter General has been din--tod
to approximate-estimates for your information,
which will be independent of pay and of subsist
ence. The State should provide at least six four gun
batteries of Held artillery, with all tlio nioiera
improvements. Tbo suirirestion has be m fre
quently made bv more redecting persons that the
Statu should raise a force and keep it perma
nently in the lield for her duieuse.
Apart from other considerations, it is t ) be ob
served that tho expenses of such a incisure
would tie quite beyond the present a'niity ol tli;
To raise and maintain an army of fifteen regi
me! tsi nnd anv smaller force would be in lie
quale) would involve an annual expenditure of
more than tii'teen millions of dollars.
The plan whiih I havo above proposed would,
I think, give I he Kt itc etlicient protection, an if
the Legislature should think lit to a I pt it tho
expense can be readily provided for by loan or
Having an organized forco under the control
of ihe authorities of the State, and mustered into
set vice for domestic protection, we would not, us
heretofore, lose time in arranging for tr insporta-
Vtion and supplies with the Na'ionil Government
when it becomes necessary to call it into tho
SVben thoroughly org iniz.ed. it should bo In
all its appointments an army which could he in
creased i mm our enrolment of classified citizens.
Tbc plan which I have ahve suggested is tho
result of the reflection nnd experience whl li I have
bad during tbo lust three years, and I have felt it
to be my duty to submit it for your considera
tion, for the purpose of providing for the effectual
defense of the State.
If the Legislature should prefer the ad mtion
of any other plan, more elllcieut and econ uircal
thmibiit which I have herein proposed, it will
give me pleasure to co-oporato heartily in carry
ing it into ellect.
In accordance with the act of Mireh 4, IHtil,
I have appointed for tha Kasteru armies, Colonel
F. Jordan as Agent at Washington, und Lieutu
naiitColonel James Gilliam as Assistant Agent
at that place; and also for the Southwestern
armies, Lieutenant Colonel James Chaiu'ocrlain
as Agent at Nashville.
Tl cse agents are now actively engaged in the
performance of their duties, anil it is desirable
thut our people should be aware that a pact of
them consist iu the gratuitous collection of nil
claims by Pennsylvania Voluntcors. or their legal
n pioientativesJoB the SUito and National Gov
ernments. Volunteers having claims on either of tli
Governments can have them collected through
these agents without expense, and thus ba
seemed from tbc extortions to which it is feared
tbev huve sometimes heretofore been subjected.
Having received information from tbo agents
of the State that our sick and wounded wcrj suf
fering greatly from the want of comforts a id
even necessaries, I have been recently compelled
to call on the people to contribute supplies
mainly iu kind, for their relief; and it gives mo
p ea-ure to say that this appeal has been Cheer
fully responded to, as have been all my former
appeals to the sumo end.
It seems impossible to exhaust the liberalityof
our generous people, when the well-being of our
brave volunteers is in question.
In my special message of 110th of April I stated
the circumstances attending the advauee, by
bunks and other corporations, of funds for the
payment of the militia called out In lsii.3.
In consequence, the Legislature passed the act
of May 4, lwil, authorizing a loan for the pur
pose ot refunding, with Interest, the amount thus
udvanced, in case Congress should fail to make
te Dcees-ary appropriation at its then current
I tegiet to aay that Congress aljourned
without maling such appropriation. The
balance iu tho Treasury being found suill
cient lo rciiuburt-e tho funtls so advanced
within. t unduly diminishing the Sinking Fund,
I have deemed it advisable not to advertise for
proposals for the luaus, aud I recommend the
passage of an act directing the pay ment to be
made out of ike money in the T reasury.
As the omission of Congress to act on this sub
ject involved an unprecedented disregard f the
good faith of the national authorities, 1 recom
mend that the Legislature tuke measures tor
procuring an appropriation at the next acssloa
The revenue bill passed at the last session has
been found to bo defective in several points, aud
I recommcud a careful and immediate rovisiou
The Bounty bill passed at the last session If
found to be defective ttt.d unjust in tuauv of iu
piovisious, uud from the manner iu which if is
administered in some parts of the State, oppres
sive on the people.
1 therefore recommend a careful revision of it,
as the present aession has been culled for the
coufideiuilon of matters of vital public im
portance. 1 commend tbem to your earnest and exclu
sive attention. A. U. Cumin.
v.'.',-.-.VWl'.SNV,vx-. x -. SA
OUR SPECIAL DESPATCH.
THE MESSAGE AND ITS
ITS RECEPTION AND ITS IN
Rpssrlstl to Th F.tewinax Tvleajrwrth.
IImim-h' ho, August 9. The message of the
Governor is now being read to the Ia-gislntnre.
It is a paper that may well be commended to the
earnest consideration of ihe people of the State,
as containing mailer of the highest posdblc im
portance. We cannot speak too highly of the spiri.ed
manner in which the Governor reents the mis
statements and Insults which have been persis
tently heaped upon the people of Pennsylvania
ffom ccitain quarters and the elevated tone he
assumes iu speaking of the Suae, and her sacri
fices and fidelity. Ho gives us a truthful
history of the rv cent raid, and of the barbari
ties Indicted upon the people of Chambershurg,
and clearly demonstrates that the people of th it
town wcie powerless for their defense, aud that
the responsibility does not rest upon tbem or the
Stale. The Governor shows the necessity of
more trtWent protection to the border, and the
continued cflorts niado by the Stato authorities to
The Governor then proposes a plan for the
defense of the State which, If adopted by the
Legislature, I think will be entirely with
in our pecuniary means, and will produce
military organizations sutllcicnt in num
ber to give us at all times ample domestic
protection against raids and invasions. We sin
cerely trust that the plan proposed may he speed
ily adoptid, and that a bill may be passed a',
once to carry out the plan suggested.
There are other valuable suggestions In tho
paper, but I hac only time to notice tho closing
sentence ot the Message, in which the Governor
declares that the object in calling the I egi datura
was for the adoption of public measures, and that
snch only should engage the exclusive attention
of the Legislature during the sossion.
I understand this to mean, what certainly the
people expect, that no private legislation will
engage tie attention of the Legislature, and that
this session will be made profitable in the adop
tion of such measures as the exigencies demand.
Tin: vii roHits or rtHKua r ami
SpM-lnl to The Kvrnlnc Televnsph.
Wvshinotov, Aug. 9. The atmosphere ist'oo
snltry here to-day to admit of much excitement,
but the success of Farragut ut Mobile and of
Averill in the valley have produced an improved
tone of public feeling.
Later advices more than contlrm tho first
reports of Avcrill's success. His loss was very
slight, and be captured about six hundred pri
soners, und all of the enemy's artillery. Among
the prisoners is General Bradley Johnson, of
Maryland. There Is nothing of Imparlance this
morning from Grant's aimy, or fiom Atlanta.
"""" ttlillllonttl llrtntl.
The number of guns raptnrod by Averill In tho
fight at Moorttield, on.Sunday last, was four; ft' I
that' Iho Rebels bad there. , He captured four
hundred aud twenty pri.-oners before tbo pursuit
commenced, and after that picked tbem np mo
mentarily, to a nnmbtr not yet slellnitcly ascer
tained. When the Rebel General Bradley John
son was captured be bore no Insignia of his rank,
and it wus not known that he was In our hands
until ufter he had escaped. This is the second
time he has got cri late'y, when In our hands.
Kavlitnlhin of tlm Klvrr Tlmnie,
Wasiumitos, August !). The Lords Co o -
s loners of the Admirulty recently cominuuicatouw
Minister Adams, at I.onilon,anotice that no vessel
whatever is allowid to come np the river Thames
above Gravesend, with powder, shells, or com
bustible stores on board, without special permis
sion from tbo Admiralty. Applications are to bo
made by foreign vessels to the respcctlvo consuls,
ai to tbo arrangement for loading und safe cus
tody of tbc powder, &c.
Ktqporlaof A lt-lel HH1 oil Ruirnlo, Xew
Vnrh.by NreraxlonlxtH In Citunilit.
New Yohk, August 9. Rumors aro rife of a
Rebel raid on the city of Buffalo by secession
ists and sympathizers from Canada.
The details are not known, but it Is under
stood that the Government has been Informed of
It. The mililary of this city have been hold in
readiness for any outbreak.
Th Accident on the Hnlflinor and
tVnnhiiiti RnilrvHU .u frrnoam Hv
Baltimore, August 9. The latest report from
Aanapolis Junction states that none of thepis.
sengcrs wero injured by the accident yesterday,
beyond a few slight bruises and abrasions. All
proceeded to their destination.
l i:S1M AVI4 I.M.IHLtTI HK.
ll.VKKIHlll HO, August!).
Si'natc. Tho Senate met at 12 M-, and was
cam d to order by Speaker John P. Penm y.
The Governor's proclamation, ordering the
meeting of the legislature, was read.
The Governor's message was presented by tho
Secretary of the Commonwealth and read.
Mr Iavwry moved to print live thousand copies
In K"-'l-h and throe thousand in German
Ag eedto. I
Tut uoiliary portion of the nieisagc was re
ferred to the Military Committee; other portions
were also referred. Adjourned until 10 o'clock
A. M. ou Wtdnesday.
Hoohp. The House was called to order at 12
M. bv Spenker Henry C. .lohnsou.
The Proclamation ordering the meeting of the
legislature was read, Committees were uppjlut d
to wait upon the Governor and tho Semite and
inform them that the House was organized.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth presented
the message of Governor Curtiu.
Mr. Watson moved to refer the menage to a
Joint Committee of Three, to report by bill or
otherwise. Agreed to.
Mr. Sharps moved to refer so much of the
message as relates to the Chambershurg stttlerers
to a special committee. Agreed to.
Oilier portions of the message were appro
Ten thousand copies of the message were
ordered to be printed iu English, and :WX) in
Mr. Miller introduced nn act to incorporate the
Natioual Guard of Pennsylvania.
LITEST MARINE INTELLIGENCE.
aRltn EI TniS MORHlSM.
Ktsaauliip Kasuu.Maltlirws.tslinnlrnia IW.tftli, Itn
mJ.i inl :.l psssmiiiTs I" lli-urv Vi ln.or. I'ott-il in tlis
HitvftMpM. Pt-ti-r. for I't-nsMcols; baiue lron, lor
N.-'w Orleans, ami tlu- brlg.liouiiilunt . , lianme Ana
kllaU'lli, In ra fci'sarula, and lain Nlicitflta, b,una ui.
Mnii v y .minx, lliirtoa, Iruiu Lin-n'""' Jane 110, with
ni.l.t- mill r. ciilnn ami :( atrond r-sMn ana streraite fa-
mukci. le '"!"' "r 1 itljr 17, Jlin t 'nriulif , seuaian.SI
vinos ol iea nalive of Hi. Ji.lin i,N. lf..f U from the
ti rl"lu"st irobstiei-f in deck, and died uu tin- ltuh (torn
lln i lti cl' ot the tall; Jul 14. 1st. 4:1 17, Ion. 4! 17, saw tht
i-Mp Kl'ame l !ia;a biMind K.isauie tlius. law a Svw
Vork and l-lilldi l'liia ilrano-r. isniud E. ; S id, li,l.4 i
lon.M. saw siilti Cultivator, bound K- atie w yoiuttii;
arrived tilt tlio l'af on rtdav lat. Cabin rmipn n
atr. Joha H.Uron,all Aunoi aiil.'run) Btowiaw
t'l KallKD THIS) MOKktMO.
IliirnliS fliiou. Heard. I'ernMmburo. Lewis A llaaion.
Ilaniut at. Heinle) . Clarke, l-ort Koyal, t. a. BuiiuoiCs.
Itrlg I M. Mroiis. atrot g.1 liiimatton, O- aiockliaui
Bi tir J.'rileu, JiUWsvaoa. Buatou, V aulituuiasr alak-
iliV Ivy. Henderson, Alexandria, Tiler A to.
hi hr C. Halt, alioa, do. do.
via M.A. Mas, Ayrsi, kawtxra, do.
WORK lDU OI TM 4)FSI.
Fonr Kkauvky, August 7. Four bnndr 'd
Indians attacked a train of nine wagons a mile
east of Plnmb creek, this morning. They killed
all the men with the train, burned the wagons,
and drove off the stock Two women and fonr
children are suppose 1 to have been taken p i
soners. The Indians afterwards attacked another train
three times near the same place, but were driven
off. They also burned twenty si veil waonf at
Point Rancbe, and drove off the stock. At dusk
this evening a body of Indians a U k. d Boyd's
llsnche, u se miles frimi here, on Wood river.
There seems to have been a concerted plan of tho
Indians to make a dush on places around about
heie at the same time.
Colonel Sumner, with 8 ) mounted nvn, s' irte 1
for the place where the train was burntvl, and
Major O llrW n started from l'otoiwoi.1 wiih a
company of troops to co-ope-r.ve wi'h him.
About noon ano. her baud drove oil sonic s'.o k
from Payton, and were chase i by a -nia'l num
ber of troops to a bluff, wuere tho luiians were
found in force.
After a short skirmish our men wore com
pel led toretreiit.
Pss.-engets hy the stige coming east to-day
counted eiaht dead bodies, and ol'icrs arc sup
posed to be hidden in the grass.
I'lr Iu Connenlent.
rmiviuKv k, 11. I , August 9. I'.vans, Sea
grave A Co.'s mill, No. 1, at Watert'ord, was en
tirely destroyed by tiro la-t night. Ttie mill w is
runiilns on army woolens, h id t vcniy-tUren srts
of tnaeninerv, and employed 4"K) nerativc.s. The
loss Is over S nsi.tHK). lusur.ince on Diilld tiifs in.l
mai hinery, 10(1,201, and on the stock ffl-5.iK.
Stat orTiiBitMoMETia To dat. Six A. M,
70. Noon, 92. One P.M., O-Jf. Wind, W.
THK 1!K(.IMKT WILL NOT KK.U H rillM
DKLIMIIl INTIL TIIIKSUVI.
Chief l'.ngineer I.yle, of the Fire Dopirtment,
received tbc following telegram at h.iU'-p 1st 0110
o'clock to-day, from William Dickson, Chief of
the Fire Department at Washington "Colonel
Baxter has not ct received marching orders ; ho
does not expect to reach your city until Thnrs
duy. I will telegraph you when ho receives
orders to leave."
THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATING
CON VEN1 IONS.
The various nominating conventions of the
TVm'MTaiie perty met t ti it) morning, for the pur
pose of selecting candidates for the ensuing e'ec
tion. The candidates to lie selected are Sheriff,
Register of Wills, Clerk of Orphans' Court, Ro
ceiver of Taxes, City Commissioner, four Uou-gre-snicn,
one state Senator, eighteen Represen
tatives, and in the Wards, Conneiliuen, School
Directors, and the different Ward tickets.
The City Convention met this morning at the
National Guard.-.' Hall, in Race street.
A temporary organization whs etfe:ted by
selecting William Cunis us Chairman. Messrs.
William Rennck uud Isaac J. Lawless were
elected temporary Secretaries.
The credentials of the various dole'Stos were
received; and, on motion, a recess was taken
until 'i o'clock, in order to give time to make jut
HV.MOt katio cocnty convention.
The Democratic County Convention assembled
this morning at Wellington II ill, Kiglilu and
Spring Garden streets, for the purpose of nomi
nating candidates for tho otlicc of Cierk ot Or
phans' Court, Rrgix'er of Wills, and Shoriif.
Mr. John Hamilton, Jr., of the Tenth Ward was
elected temporary Chairman of tho Convention,
and Messrs. Wm. Meeser, 01 the l'if'li Ward, and
Wm. Dixon Martin, of the Second Ward, were
ekcted Sictelarlcs. John Colons, of. he Swoiid
Wsrd, ana) John I). Keatm , of tho Soven h
Ward, wi re elected Doorkeepers. Tho first busi
ness in order was the presentation of credentials
of Delegates from the dill'erent W irds, which
occupied the greater p irt of tho morning session.
There were but two contested scats; ouu lu the
Fifth Precinct of the Second Ward, an I one iu
tbo Third Pieelnct of tho Fifteenth W ir-l. Tim
Convention then took a rcccs to alloy the Socro
lanes lime to ptcpore an alphabetical list of
Bvxtiii'h Knt Zor wi s. It Is thought that
at least forty lirocomp inies will participate in tho
reception of the 72d Regiment Pennsylvania
Volunteers. Thcte companies will parade wl'h
their apparatus, and tho members will b s fully
npilpped. 1 lie demonstration promises to c jiial
Ihe tannins trn linial parades of iho firemen. All
lie com pan lis in tho Department would huve
tumid out, bat for the fact that those W10 will
not be iu ihe line have decided upon a change in
tbo sty lu of equipment, and these equipments
cannot bo finished in time lor the parade.
It wi'l not lie known until this evening whe'her
the reglmei t Cim reach tho city by noon to-morrow,
ns announced. Some, days since. Colonel
Baxter Informed the Committee that the regiment
Would lie home between the loth anil the loth,
and be thought iho ID h would lie the day. But
the military sittmlion at Washington at this time
may reunire a delay of a few (lays ; but due not ce
will be given of the arrival. If tho regiment does
reach here to morrow, the arrangement is tint it
shall leave Washington this evening. In order to
lnsute its arrival at tbc hour designated, lis de
pat ture Irom Washington will iie communicated nt
once 10 the Committee in this city. In reference
lo the route, It may be well to stuie that, ns there
is an obstruction at Twelfth uud Market streots,
in the foim of a culvert, the Chief Marshal has
bien aiitliori.ed to change the route at Twelfth
and Arch to Thir'centh street, if hu finds it im-.
possible to adhere to the original route.
1'inr.s. This morning, about 1 o'clock, nn nn
ocenpied hou'eon Greenwich street, above Front,
was slightly damaged by fire. The same houso
was on lire on Sunday last, and aain about two
months since. It is supposed to have been set
Aliout 8 o'clock Inst evening a (ire occurred st
a 1'rnuie stable on Pcruer street, above G.raid
uvcluc. The damage was slight.
At out quarter past H o'clock this morning, tha
tooer shop of Christian Gntch, in Moore street,
above Cmroll, Nineteenth Ward, was lestroyed
by fire. The lossisestlmatodat about SfrJ Hb, up.) 1
a'nirl 1 there is an Insurance of tjflduil. A stable
adjoining the shop was also slightly damaged.
Ass mm with an Am.. About9 o'clock last
nlgbt two colored men got into uu altercation in
a house In Maria strre' above Fourth. One of them,
iisrntd Parker Biimell.thcoectipaa'. of the house,
ordered the other, Janus Hall, to leave. The
latter had gained the front pavement, when Bur
nell assaulted him and struck him a violent blow
on the Lead. Hull was very severely Injured and
was taken to the Hospital. Burnell was com
mitted for a further hearing by Aidei inati Toland.
Jealousy about a woman is said to hare been the
cause of the dillkulty.
Tiik Aimsiiolsl. The population of the
Almshouse on Saturday la.st was reported us 2-'i0
a decrease of 22 from the same period last rear.
Admitted during the pajt two weeks, 91 ; births,
4; deaths, 16; discharged, 39; eloped. 31; fur
nished lodgings, 42 ; furnished meals, 100. Totul
males, tec'; females, 12(i8.
1 he total number reoeiving outdoor relief Is
Americans, 347; foreigners, W; children, Tot
total, 1407. Number sent to the Almshouse, 2 o;
refused admission, 2i7. The total expenditures
Dishonest Govv.bnmi-'M' Issvector. A re
cent examination at the Schuylkill Arsenal has
brought to light gi eat frauds in tho leather lie
puitment, aud one of the inspectors has been
arrested on the charge of defrauding the Gov
ernment. Ai tho caso was not ready to be
beard, the hearing has been postponed until
Thursdav. A similar charge was preferred
against the accused about a year ago.
A Novi.l Race. A foot-race botwecu three
of the moat corpulent Individuals that can be
found, is announced to come off shortly some
where in the vicinity of Fairmount Park. The
distance teltcted U one hundred yards, up aud
Tbadb Sam or Books. The fixty-third Phi
ladelphia Trade Bale of Books will coinuteuc on
the ', Ui ol" next moath.
Tn I.ATB CaTASTWorna at tub Ai wsitot sr.
A communication fnm the Beard of Building
Inspectors statri that, In accordance with the
leqncst of the Board of Guardians, the.y had
exati Ined Into the satoty of the Almshouse build
tugs, aud found that they had originally boon
hull iu a very substantial manner; hut few
yearn ano, in erecting heaters, portions of the
tnuiidut.on walls and arches supporting the chim
neys were removij, and it is gieatly to their
imiri-e ibat the lata accident hid not hapocned
at bchime tlicoiienluat were made. They recom
mend that the openings he all solidly walled up
to the lu I width of the ehlnmei s. Similar open
ings I ad been mulo iu Ibe Medical Deimrtmeut,
hut in a uiU' b more workmanlike manner. They
were not so wide, nnd there were strong tilers
supporting the chimneys. .They a'so fouiiil the
ji isls miner tho kitchen, in tho Medical Depa t
11 etit, very much decayed ; also, the floors aud
joists of the bath-rooms in the Insane ISepan
meiit, to wbicb immediate attention is called, as
Ihey are thought to be in a vciy dangerous con
iiui. n. 1 lie damsitedo.ie will at once ih- repaired,
and in rebuilding ihe portion of the Insane De
I ar nieDt where the necidem occurred, thoie will
be p seed an iron girder of proT siv) to rest
upon ihe cetitral pier of nia-on work, as au addi
tional mpport to the po-, and in lieu of the
-lone arches heretofore bniit from said pier to the
Uauk Hai.i. Tot" rv a m kt. The cele
brated Mlantie (lub, ol Brooklyn, arrivrsl in
1 hiladelploa on Stindav til sr 1 . t and yesterday morn
ing, aceonipanled by a larre party 01 ball players
in in other cluba and cities, lo contend aaiust our
clubs, lliey aro the giicstaof the Olyiniilu Club, and
are Udved at the American Hotel.
All the matches will bo played on the around of
.be idvinpte and Ath.ptie ( labs, at I'wentv-tidti
aud Ji'fleii'on atreeita, eoiiimeneinr at half-past two
esleriiav atlernoon, the Atlantic t' uo lnatiii; (lie
I amilen t lao, and to-day llie match will be, Atlantic
vs. Kevslini; on Weilueaaav, Atlantic vs. Olympic;
ll.uiscav, AtlantMi vs. Afliletie.
ihe nd owing is tlio score of vesterdav's -ditch:
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Kts amiii locoAsit." Tlds viwul arrived at the
Navy Yard yesterday morning, train Fort Delaware,
hcviuc snlleil Irotn tnat p ace In the nioralnir at flvo
o'clock. Here are about thirteen hundred Kcbel
piism.ers euiitiiied ttwro at tne pn'sent tiiue. She
v. ill return to her station to-day. I ho followin r is a
list in her ollieers: V. J. L. liAnucn, Aetina Kn
siiin, cuuiuiai diiui Stahs, Acting sco m.l As
sistant Kiiclneer; Jon. Fdi.i.kr. Aetm Muster's
Hale ai d Kxoculive Oflieer; John Joiimson, etinir
Master's Mate, and W If son, Actiug Tlnrd As
IlKATHS IN UOVEUNMK.NT HonPITAI.H.
The uames of the following iiersons were reported
yesterday at the office of tho Medical D.rector in tbis
e tr. as brlouaiug to soidicrs who had died lu tho
hospitals al uaed to:
4 ilLeit Street Hospital. Michael Carl, 24th New
Yiik (avulry; Kauuoipli ituocliri, Jst Sim Yor
Yirk tlosplial. Wm. hreps, Co. 11, 2d Michigan
Govern mknt TIosipitai. Rkpokts. Tlw
followiug reports were meelved veaterday morning
Irom tne. Uuveri.ment Uoapitals In this District!
Tl e luinibi-r adruitlod during the week was 187S; re-tniu-dln
duty, 617; dcseited, 78; died, IU; remain-
Local HRtvinrs The sa'es of heef cattle
this week amounted to 2o00 head; hogs, 1200 ;
sheep, 8000. .. .The entiro recein's into the City
Tri usury !u-t week amounted to J28,u'Ji 68. .. .
The Treastirer of the late Sunit iry Fair has thus
far acknowledged receipts to tho amount of
1)77 000.. ..William Smith, aged 23, belonging
to the sloep .rans Hauman, was uccldoutully
ilronncd on Sunday night, at Pier N i. 1 Port
Uiclimoiid Co.il Wharves. . . .Tho frigato ,V
7ron.sirtVt was ycstci day taken otT the sccttoual
dock at the Navy Yard, and hauled under the
shears to receive her armament... .The cro v of
t lie sloop-of-war II iomoii; wus pal l off ye-turd ly.
As the vessel had been on a long cruise, most of
the men had u large amonnt c uuing to them . . .
The I'ommission tiav.ng cu irgo ol' the City Fund
for the beneiit of faini ics of volunteers, naid out
during tho past two wetks the sum of il,011 US
FINANCE ANO COMMERCE.
Orm t of Tits F.rwM Trxraitleli, f
Tiissilav, August 1. t
The Money Market continues dull, and tho
rates remain uliont tha same as Inst quoted.
Capital is ph nly on call at C per cent, per annum ;
best paper is selling at from 74(.5 per cent.
The subscriptions to tho new 7-110 loan, for
Saturday and Monday, as reported at the Trea
sury Department, reach nearly ft2,000,0:K).
The Stock Market opened dull but stoady this
morning. Government securities are in fair de
mand ut about former rates, with large sales of
6-2118 to notice at 10!)('clUl; os of 1881 sold at
10t:j; 7-.10s are iiuomd at 107. In Railroad
shares there is very li'tlo doing. Reading sold
at OS, which Is a decline; Pennsylvania lUIIroad
at 71i('72; Norristown, 6i; and Philadelphia
and l'.iieat 02 was bid for Miuebill,32 for
N' rth Pennsylvania, 304 for Catawissa preferred,
and 20 for common.
Coal Oil shares are rather dull, but prices are
There is little or nothing doing in City Pas
senger Railways, and quotations are nominal.
Bunk shares routinue Qrm, bnt dull. 13) was
bid for Philadelphia ;58A for Farmers' and Me-
hauies' ; M for Commercial ; 2R.J for Mechanics' ;
'JH for Pcnn Township; 80 for Wostern; 70 for
Tradesmen's ; 47 for Commonwealth ; and 42 for
There is more activity in Gold, but prices have
declined owing to the favorable news from Mo
bile this morning ; opening at 2V, fell off and sold
at 2'34 at 11 o'clock, 2o4 at 12, advanced and sold
at 2.VIJ at 12j.
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a.Mvnv fl its. 'rtl.eonu.lOii'j fm Cnlon n. Bils.... r.'i
Sliiitsi 0-.&- t ft . hit li itlit atoiintala.. 7L
411.)0 1I0 1,l!,1s lU'lflScB Siv III...C
S1ISO lh....... .. in an amni 1 n vi ..l.bi-.
t,wo do 1004 21(1 -h I nion cm pf.. a '2
0Psniia f.s ',4 IJIfh I'aona K at.... 71-,
i 171 41 Heh. Sv.Ss If.1 .. "I "Ian An tit 7
S.sjii 1I0 !V Ss ri tlo 71
a kXjC.iiii. Ads '7"i..I'' ; II aliNomtowu tt.c W
0 do St..llst)i llishlisailH I'.H
a. em Pa. 11. Ii 1st iii..--'& ii -h I'l II. Kris... SO.,
a.s.i ilc id in. .14 lo.ili t'hsrry Bun... s,
slmSl Allen Val. It. ImIs .!" i h West Piilla It It 711
K4l C. A A lnlgi,...ll7 1
PRICF.H Of HTOCK IN NEW YOUK.
fttported bv cuuksua Co., tlroaera. No. L1 a. Ttalis 84.
tirn Call. Xeeon Ca'l.
rnltrd Statrr.1s.nton.....k4)'i bid I1"-'. aaisa
K01S Ulaud Itailrua kid llt'4 aalea
KenJIin ltallr.aJ Go lld US aaiss
lllinoia Ceou-al HalUad Ind 12",' aaiat
HiHlMin liailroad '71,' kid "'f aala
ht Yark l.-nu-aJ KaiUoad Ii kid 1''7', aalaa
Krle llailnuid IU', W.I 111', aalaa
ItarluuiKallroad kid l i si i aalaa
iit .vcl kl'l .. aal4
l lillid rUl 6 '. l"if lOI'K.sakis
Uaikut Staad and Hull. Hull.
Quotations or (luld at tha Philadelphia OolJ Kaohauiit
lTo. S4 8. Third street, aa. ond awry 1
wiM 11 U '
u a.m."::: i"-m jmx
I ay Cooai: 4 Co. quote J jrusut Sacurttlaa, ato., te
u.n. , ii y, "i
II. H. 7 S-U N"t 10?.' 1 l'1
('rtiai at of lad. iJaeaa, New ;H
qiimi tonuaater'a ouemrs t
,i,.l,t t...tt '-Ai
IaIUvi.k Bra. Ke.M B.TUlril slst,aiU as fol
tow ; Bvving. ftitui.
American Gold IS prcm. IM ptm
Uniii-a aiatia lifiuaua ots
Anti-rlrail Hilvrr V and -'.. ,.lVt da
IMiart aud Half l'luiot 1 0
l'aiiui-ib aula Currency
Kew lork Kkchansc.
... 110 da
M. aVhalts A Co., Ko. U Tlord atraat, report tlae fol
lowing quotations ftw Tocolsa E.chaass per tUamai
hroiia. from Doua
i..... nn a-.i'alnht. 17.'T7t Iindoa, I davs.77
i;b; Part.,! dara aujlil. l RlVa-if. Oi I'aria. aay a,
h 1 Aiilvx-rn. 0 r ais'n. n.w; immin, wi oaya
aiitkl, WK'i-IWl HambuiT!, 0 dava1 altil, SU Colosna,
l.fiii0, llt-rUn, So dara' alybt, 10; AiuaUatdaiu, l'iaiik
ran. ee days' ai(kt, looliHi Vraaiion, oj, M
The followirn compsiratlve sfntcment ghowt
the average condition of the kiadlug items ot' the
I'hllade pbia Hanks for the pa and previous
tMttlwr. nitwl. ' ' ' t
''r't"! !' "V'll.... H '7j)fl..riin. 1,as)
'"" 1SI.J77 H).... WWA lli,Jo.lt
1-nai tanilar I1JH8.7W.... 1.MS. ....Ino S74
',,rr,", M.i .;sH.... a;. .t....in.7i;i
t lr, iilallon IMVirt.... t,mt ...D.. u,m
the bank averajros the past week do &
Vr7w nintoTiniT from those of the pre -e lint
wick. The prlnciiial cbamtcs are a very tim-i'led
increase of the amount of kl temlcr notes and
OeposlU. The latter lncrr-ain nnarir three-2"-"r(r
01 million, and the former about
4,UUU. . . - a
.. Tn,,.fo"ow'n: eom partitive tatemn of
the condnlon of the bonks of Hew York
Julf Ml. ,
,rri.tl..n .... 4.MS.4-. 4 :.ti'.; .2, ftl" ,',nJ?
The following are the rxviptlxr -Ba
Grain at this port to day : Kiour, 14M bWa. 1
Wheal, 7110 bush.; Corn, 2KaJ busU.t Oata.
3 )00 bush. ' - r
The following are the receipts of Coul Oil a
this port to-day : Crude, 15vi0 bbls.i KeAnecL
4ti0 bbls. . . 7
Quotations of the principal Coal and Coal Oil
stocks at 1 o'clock to-day ,
. . ! Vf A.
"" '- ...... o a J rmj in .1 if
.loiiiiiniii uai. I ,-- r, .-.i i irnrai ml...
V k ..A.i im nn . n..
llracn Mt. Ci al.... n'4 .".la Vnanao ntl 1 1
. i .,,. wi. .a --a r-T.umfl ill......
74. Carbondale ....
J', l aioa Pstroleuiai.. ti . iu
I iJ 11 u-..-. - 1 I "
M"W I 'reeB
40tr bam Coal.
?a l' raul Oli:"iiI! i' j
'""n ., j
jmirrirnn Kai'lio.. 2 H llowa a KailrOU.. .. . M i
f'ctin Mlnlna kt Ir.i,tf Ol jl' m
(ilraril Minbia II ,) rami Oil IX
rtna lli taK 13 14 'lluiW )oal - Ji)
I I lla ami llialoD. .. 3 .Kaymnna 2M.. 1 i
Mandan Mli'lnr... V, t IMnamor If 7 J
Maritiatlr .Mining. .. 4 'Ial-.IHH1 7 C' 7 v2
nnnaelkDl H 1 V H MHirU 1 I
Anac Iron 1 i ,Meflbenffiy
4(11 Vrtk ' (liuvrteM iC 2)2
Maple Nhailo OI1..M 1A W.mb Kclainotar.14 ll
WiCMBkk OH.... 4'.' iHKMMalsr. ' ...
1'a.t'ilrolatinil'o.. .. $
The Cincinnati 7Yi, AnguHO, tuft'" ')
The Discount Market is still working close-
the demand for loans being fair and the supply
of cuirency only moderate. The rates of Interest,
however, havo not undergone any change slnosj
our in-t, and remain at 6(S per cent for
first-class sifrnatures, and 10il2 per mow fo
good mercantile paper. The offering's of outside
paper during the post throe or four days havej
been more lllwral. This class of borrowers, how.
ever, meet with but little encouragement.
The Now York Timn this morning says :
We commend to onr Opposition neighbors,
who are constantly ringing the chanitoa on the
e-rixmsiofl of the l'ntet Ktates currency, tha fol
lowing schedule of the condition of tbis currency,
of all denominations, including the 8 per cent;
compound-interest Treasury notes, which, though
trade a legal tender tor their face value, do not
euti r into the actual circulation of the country a
It will be not'eed that, instead of an expansion
there has Iwcn an artuul contraction, fur the time
being, of over fifty millions, from the maniinaro.
of last spring :
Orwikscka fll. JftJ $i.u7ltw,VVI
LfK.il 1enler,1a. touiona 1.4l.(l0u.i rl D-i.'i.l,.erJ
iH sal Trailer 5a, plain 61,VU0,wa S1,"KVJ
Li'aal TeDileri, oomp.iunJ.... ;ti,vi3.7ija
1nl Lwnil Tenilm tiu.Sl,-."(rJ tW,l)M.SI.4
IJeoitasc ainee April S)o,aJotl,ks7
Tho Atlantic and Great Western Bailway
earned as follows : ,
a, a 7 a irvina o
JBl'4. Mitil, c.
The Newark Aitveri'ucr thus refers to the ex
tern Ion of tbo Morris aud Essex Road : ' '
We understand that the grading of the road'
from Ilucketiatown to Phillipsburg is in progress,
and will he pushed forward as rapidly as possible
to completion. Tbo capital stock has boon In
dented to $.1,100,000'. Preparations are nearly
completed for issuing 7 per cent, coupon bonds,
rcdcimablc in fitly jcars, to be secured hy a hret
ruortgaso on the woras and property of the e im
puny extcnuing from tbo Hudson to the Deist.)
ware, and with pr ivision for a sinking Hund for
the icdtmptfc n of the bonds at maturity. The
issue of bonds will be to provide for the puroaoe
of additional equipment, and to complete the
necessary double track, erect engine, car, and,
mm hlnu bu ldlncs, with other Improvements the
compuny have in view to make tha road a -tint-1
class ibrouitb route for passengers, coal, and
other transportation. . '
The London iCcoitomi.it of July 23 has the
fol owing remmks on tho stutctuont of the Bunk: -of
England for the wock ending July 20 :
The pneedimr accounts, compared with those"1
of lat week exhibit , ,
An Increase of circul-itlon of... t41,&17
A dt crease of public dopoiu of 221.3L.1 :
A Oecienso of other deposits of. ....1174.071 .
A dcciease of Government securities of.. 8 1,0)0 '
A decnaic of other securities of. l,Onl,424 '
A decrease of bullion of 52),.5.1 ,
An Increaso of rost of 67,722 '
A decrease v! reserve of.... C52,72L
The Dank reiurn of this week bears witness to
a generally Increased demand for money. The '
drain irom the capital for harvest purposes in th4
country has become rntber more Important, and
the large decline in private doposiu is an iodic. -.
tion of tbo more active stato of the inquiry ia
men aniile circles. The decrease in the own and 1
bullion is l.i2u,iJol, and that in the reserve is .
The Bank of France return for the week gives "'
the following results as compared with that of t
last Thursday :
IKCRKAftK. IIKCRKASe. - '
Caah In hauii xlli'.,Ri!4i Bills discounted not
1'rraanry accnaut... Ml.ntu rutsiia fl.lll.oiin
l.'urraul aecuubla... HbU.UllO Advanooa ite.ias) .
Bank Dots UH,tMi
The London .Vcics says that vessels have Hist
arrived at Liverpool with about fifteen tbousaod
bales of cotton, the proceeds of which are to go 1
towards the sinking fund for redeeming Cunfcdo- .
rate bone's, and paying the dividends of the '
coming Apiil account, provision having already .,
been made for the September account.
PiIILAIELP1I1A TRADE BK ft PORT.
TiKsiiAV, Angnst 9. Por Quercitron Bark
theie Is good demand, with Sales of 39 hhds. '
prime No. 1 at 21 " ton.
Provisions aro firm ; sales of Mess Pork at $13
(V741 4j' bbl.; Hums, in pickle, at 30c; Hides at
174c; and Hbouldcrs at labile? also, sales of
oO tea, I4trdst21c,cash.
The FlourMarket Is rather firmer, with a mode- .
rate demand for shipment and city salos. 104 '
barrels extra family sold at 10 25; 300 barrels
txtra family at 10 j0(n 10-7o; and 003 barrels
1 Maw are Mills extra on private terms- To the ,
trade the sales range at from Sf2- for lower
grade superfine up to 12 0 for fancy bran ts.
Of Rye 1 lour and Corn Moul the market is nearly
For prime new Wheat there is a good dcinaud,
and but little Inquiry for old, small sales of
which were made at -''4.X'"''i. ana zuuu
bushels new at $2-00(2' 2-65 tor Pennsylvania
and Southern red ; winte is neiu at tti'Ufa'Z-yu.
Nothing doing in ltye. Corn is dull; small
sales of vellow at 91-73. There Is less doing in
Gats, which range from 85 to 90c. for new and
old. Hurley and Malt are unchanged; sale of
2ii00 buthels of the latter on terms not nude
Whitky is In better demand: sales of 2S0 '
bairrls Pennsylvania aud Ohio at l-77(jl'78,
and 100 barrels durk packages at 1'73.
Market by Telna-rtapat.
New York. Aucust 8. Cotton Is steady a
fl-7lWul'77. Flour deWiiilnir, and prices IUovA) caata
lower; aalea of 11, (Km harreia at tn.cS-ja lor Slam; tlo so
felo Ui lor Ohio, and til J.' fur Si.iul.arn. Wlusat dull, aud4
dt-cllued 'ilaS of ula. Cirn la ono oaut iowar. Baot I a
dull. 1'ork liravv al 17 a n.i17 '41 tor Itoaa. Larillieavr at
.',(a-tl',. W lilak- duU at Sl'7U(4l".t.
Nkw York, August 9. Stocks are heavy.
Chicago and Hi ok IHniiU, 114 ' ; Cumlxrlaad Pmfurmd,
!', ; lllliwls Ciutral, l'-.ij, ; MleUliiau Koutheru, SI I
kiawtork tvutral. lt', j rtmuiylv aula foal. IU; itt-ad-ing.
La,; tludMia Itivvr, U.V, ; t'aulon CXiuiuauy, 4i t
Erie, lUSl 4'k-rslaad aud Tolrdo, Ckicaso aaii
Ouliicy. 1KI', ; ktlclntian ( antral, f iO -.t'lavalaud aud Filia-
liinn. lli , l lerra iiauia ami Alton, 4; 4'ulcavo aad
orlblatl-rD,klSi(uo eor 4'ertiiicatea, SA; Tra.u
rlea. 17 ; Klvc-twenty Couiiona, lif'41 Kfigi.icn-4. I0I1
C'oupmia, lKi , llHi'a i Uold opi ued at 0o, fail to Mii, aud
cloaad at i.-4:.
Baltimokk, August 9. Flour firm; sales of
.V-tibbU. at Sit for Ohio extra, and 1 1 76ii IV lor Ho vard.
aval dackued ha.iv. WklaVr du.laoduoduial ai SI au.
SktttclHl IlrawtBg; r tho hUclky lK14tigr
Loturv ol kentucar.
61, 17, 27, 2, 11, 64, 7, 4-, 74, liK. 7, 53, 4J, 75.
23,77, 4(i, 71, 8. 18, 4, at, 2.1, 34, 11, J5, 22.
inauus sui k7 aaanuit k Ct) (