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HIINTINO , DON, PA.
Tuesday Afternoon, June 10, 1862.
Our Flag Forever
"I know of no mode in which a loyal citi
zen may so well demonstrate his devotion to
his country as by sustaining the Flag, the
Constitution and the Union, under all circum
stances, and UNDER EVERY ADMINISTRATION,
REGARDLESS OP PARTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
ASSAILANTS, AT DOME AND ARROAD."-STEPTIEN
The Past, the Present, and Parties.
As this number of the Globe com
mences a . now volume, and resumes
our weekly issue, we deem it a proper
time for a few words with the public,
about our course since the rebellion
commenced, and our feelings as to po
litical parties and movements at the
present and - while that rebellion lasts.
The history of the country, since the
Presidential election of 1860, is too
vividly imprinted on the public mind
to- need recalling. Preceding that
election, and until the April after it,
treason was at work, so monstrous
that its very iniquity caused incredu
lity. We could not believe—many- of
the millions of this land could not be
lieve—that there existed depravity so
deep, or ambition so reckless, as to at
tack this beneficent Government with
intent to destroy it. It had been a
party cry; one party had given forth
its note of warning to the other, that
there was danger of Disunion—that
the stirring up of hitter sectional feel
ing would end in alienation and intes
tine strife. The response was given
that threats of disunion were idle
words, that the danger did not exist.
But the reality 411 d come, and it was a
marvel to all dispassionate men, how
rapidly parties shifted positions. Those
who had prophesied disunion became
unbelievers in the fulfillment of their
own prophecies; while those who had
been unbelievers before, not only adop
ted the creed of their adversaries on
thispoint, but were willing to denounce
their skepticism as evidence of com
plicity with treason. Party lines con
tinued to divide men, party asperities
:continued to embitter them; mere par
tisans, instead of seeking a remedy for
our ills, seemed more inclined to ex
oite the rancor of political feeling, by
charging each other with being the
authors of them. Partizans rind trai
tors, with envenomed hatred of each
other rising •in proportion to their
-want of consideration for the country's
true interests, co-operated to defeat all
measures of adjustment, and those who
hadpre-determined to be traitors found
a pretext for their wickedness or a fa
naticism as unreasonable, if not as
guilty, as treason itself. The madness
of that treason brought an hour when
.action became the'only test of loyalty,
when there could be but two classes",
Patriots and Traitors." The assault
upon the flag which floated over An
/Jerson and his men in Sumpter drew
the lino between these classes, and
from that hoar, professions or theories
became subterfuges, The Government
was assailed—there could be no mid
dle ground—men must act either with
or against its assailants.
The public heart, educated by the
farewell teachings of Washington, and
clinging with true patriotism to the
Union under our form of Constitutional
Government, loathed disunion in any
form; or in either section, for it had
assumed one form in the South and
another in the North. The people
despised alike, Secession, which would
destroy the Union by disintegration,
and Abolition, which would blot out
the Constitution by usurpation. They
determined, with an energy and en
emphasis never before witnessed in
any people, that the Union unbroken,
should be continued under the Cousti-
tution unimpaired. They poured out
their treasure, and sent the army into
the field to meet the open foes of that
Union; and while our gallant soldiers
-were blotting out all parties and fight
4ng their fops under the glorious old
=fag common to and loved by us all,
was it a time for citizens at home to
he diVided in counsel? to be Wasting
words "about party - creeds 7 . We did
not think. so. The preservation of the
:Government - against; the assaults of its
enemies was the primary object, and
.desiring for the time to forget and
postpone'all . subordinate purposes,., we
willing to unite with,loyal men
cf any party and of all parties in crush
. ing treason. Wo did not care to dis
cuss differences about the construction
- ,of the Constitution while armies were
upon the 347,4t0 overthrow the gov,
ernment created by it. We were well
satisfied that those iu rebellion, let
their pretext be what it might, were
the enemies of that Government, and
even if we differed in political creed
from the men tp whose hands its ad
ministration was for the time legally
committed, we were as well satisfied
;ley were.-its friends and desired to
preserve it. Its preservation or its
destruction were the ends at which
we looked. Whether all powers were
to be found literally written out in the
Constitution, or whether they might
be enlarged by implication, we knew
were questions which had divided par
ties since their foundation, and would
continue to divide them. But it had
stood the test a being administered
by both these schools, and we believed
it had too much vitality to be destroyed;
we knew the people loved it too well
to permit it to be destroyed, by the
errors, or if they should be attempted,
by the usurpations of any administra
tion. They have reserved to them
selves the' power at short intervals to
correct errors or rebuke usurpations,
even if remedies ample and powerful
enough be not provided in the several
departments into which the Govern
ment is divided. We denied the right
of Secession. We could see no alleged
wrongs of the South for which there
did not exist legal and peaceful reme
dies; certainly none which justified
revolution, while a majority existed in
every branch of the Government, ex
cept the Executive, against the party,
whose apprehended encroachments
were made the pretext for rebellion.
We could look upon the rebellion there
fore as nothing less than atrocious and
unjustifiable, and certainly such Rims
continued down to this hour to prove
itself. With the enemies of the Gov
ernment united for its destruction, it
was liigh time for its friends to forget
all minor differences and make common
cause in its support. Surrendering no
opinions we before held, it was with
this motive alone we took our stand,
discarding party for Country, and
keeping this purpose in view we - have
endeavored to act in the discharge of
Is the Country yet in a condition to
be distracted with the strife of politi
cal parties, and especially of tho two
parties that seem to bo marshalling
themselves for conflict?
Traitors are yet in arms against us.
Half a million of loyal men are sacri
ficing all the joys of peace and home,
are enduring all the privations of war
and the soldiers life to subdue them.
Gallantly and succeasfully as they have
carried the fiag of the Union into the
homes of treason, lavishly as they have
poured out their blood and laid down
their lives, the work of suppressing re
bellion is not yet done. Its tido with
in the past month has rolled back al
most to the border of our own State.
And while rebelsunite, and march un
der their flag of hostility to the Union,
almost within sight of our own soil,
surely all loyal men should present an
unbroken front against them, and in
favor of the Government. Can this
be accomplished by reviving the polit
ical issues of the past? Can it be ac
complished by dividing parties upon
the measures of the present, and ma
king side issues to the great one the
nation is now trying ?
The organization of the Democratic
party in this State is controlled by
those who were instrumental in its dis
ruption, and who in accomplishing that
result, co-operated with the men who
have since added a fit sequel to treason
to their party, by becoming traitors to
tboir country. The mass of the party
have no sympathy with such leaders.
We can have no sympathy with the
organization in such hands. We can
not endorse the dogma upon which
they and their allies seceded from the
National Democratic Convention—we
cannot yet give our confidence to men
who supported secessionists there, and
among whom, few as they may be, are
found the only sympathisers with or
apologists for secession now. There
must be a disavowal of the past, before
there can be co-operation in the future.
The betrayal of the great principle
upon which the campaign of 1850 was
fought and won; the bitter proscrip
tion of all who adhered to that princi
ple and advocated the observance of
plighted fitith, the base abandonment
of both, and after that, recreancy had
begun to bear its bitter fruits, the ex
hibition of imbecility so near to trea
son or so blind to it, as to resemble it
if not iu its action at least in its con
sequences; all these must be, not pass
ed over in silence, but disavowed by
the party, before their authors, alders,
and abettors, can receive the co-ope
ration of free and independent Demo
crats. That party cannot find support
in the American heart which will per
mit its own vital principles to be be
trayed, yet knowingly keep the faith
less betrayers in its bosom, and raise no
voice of indignation against them.
Those who have, by the accidents of
former years, held control of the or
ganizationrdo not intend to resign it
without a struggle, or it would have
bean resigned more than a year ago
instead of being tenaciously adhered
to. It is no time for such a struggle
now, and when the proper time shall
come, we hope to unite with those who
feel as we do, and take some hand in it.
The call issued by the Chairman 9f
the Republican party does nqt cone
from any movement Qf the people sep
arate from that party, and cam*
therefore meet with any general re
sponse, It emanates i):013i the organ
of a party, and the Convention assem
bled in obedience to it will be essen
tially a party Convention. True it
professes to invite others than those of
that party to co-operate with it, but
we cannot close our !ayes to the fact,
that while this organ of the Republi
can party is publishing this call, the
party itsolf, through Ms leatlera,
by the united action of its members in
Congress, is urging with pertinacity
the very party measures which have
most excited the public mind, have
not only divided but irritated the peo
ple. The confidence inspired by the
conservative action of the last Con
gress in reference to the territories,
and the conduct of the war against
rebels, has been rudely shaken, when
even those who were then conserva
tive, have now followed the lead of
others who have always been ultraists.
Loyal men from the Border States ;
- whose love for the Constitution and
the Union has been tried and proven
by suffering and sacrifice, are uttering
their protest against such action,
while it is urged by men who recog
nize no loyalty that does not dwell iu
their own latitude, and whose battles
are all fought out of the reach of bul
lets. This would be bad enough, but
to make it worse, these loyal mon who
love our Government, and the virtue
which we recognize as its corner-stone,
are met with the avowal upon the
floor of Congress, that the endorse
ment of a partizan measure by a Cab
inet Minister, is sufficient expiation
for official corruption. These proceed
ings and this sentiment finds no re
sponse in the hearts of the people.—
They love their Government. They
are not dead to its interests as involved
any of the questions of policy or
power arising under the Constitution.
But a more momentous question than
any of these is now filling their minds,
and they will not give room to the
lesser ones until the great one is dis
posed of. "How soon can this wicked
rebellion be crushed? How soon can
our sons and brothers, our fathers and
husbands lay down their arms and
gladden their homes again, and take
part as citizens iu administering the
Government in peace ?"
Go to the homes of your constitu
ents, ye agitating politicians of either
party ; ye who are denouncing the
President for his exercise of doubtful
powers, exercised, asyou in your hearts
believe, in good faith to preserve the
Constitution ; while you have no word
of censure for the traitors in arms for
its destruction; ye who cannot forgo
the worship of your party idols in this
time of blood and sorrow; who de
nounce the President, and the Generals
of our army because they will not be
as rash and fanatical as yourselves ; go
through the land with these party
cries upon your lips and you will find
yourselves sitting in the market places
and piping to those who do not dance.
The people feel that at this time above
all others, party spirit should be dis
couraged. They feel that to its blind
ness and intensity they owe many of
the evils under which they now suffer.
They feel that under its influence they
have too often adopted in practice that
doctrine already-referred - to - as avowed"
in Congress, and which is subversive
of all good government; and have
elected to public positions, partizans
whose integrity they would not en
dorse in any other relation in life.
Honest men of all parties feel this, and
feeling it, desire that now when a com
mon foe is assailing us, a foe whose
leaders prepared for open treason by
official corruption, perjury,and
sufficient to sink into infamy any en
terprise built upon them, that at such
a time some other qualification than
blind party fealty shall be demanded
in those who are selected for public
trusts; that there should be a common
effort to save the Government by pla
cing it iu the hands of men whose
hearts aro loyal, and whose names are
not associated with public plundering
What action thou should be taken
in this crisis ? It is not for us to an
swer. The answer must rest with
the people themselves. If political
parties organize iu the several counties
as heretofore, it will be for them to
say whether they will mark well the
men who may be named for office, sup
port the worthy and oppose the un
worthy of whatever party they may
be, or whether they will meet in Con
vention without regard to former par
ty names, and act for themselves. The
same may be said of the State. The
moral effect of a whole people, united
for a great purpose and discarding all
minor differences until it shall bo ac
complished, would of itself be great
upon both loyal men and traitors—
And it is a significant fact that where
treason has been active, where loyalty
has lost something, as in Virginia,
Kentucky and Tennessee, we hear no
more of the strife of former parties.
Loyal and disloyal are the only prefix
es to parties there. Why cannot all
loyal men unite also in Pennsylvania,
(and to her honor be it said, there are
but few of any other class within her
borders), and say to those noble patriots
of the Border States that - 4e seek to bring
their perils speedily to an end—that we
have no sympathy with the fanaticism
which would disregard any Constitution
al right, or blot States out of existence
because traitors existed withia them—dhat
we hold out protection of law to the
and its penalties to the rebel—that we
present a united front determined to carry
on the war, "to defend and maintain the
supremacy of the Constitution and to
preserve the Union, with all the dignity,
equality, and rights of the several States
unimpaired." Why cannot wo send
out this voice of encouragement and
hope to the suffering patriot, and say
at the same time to the rebel _that We
, continue thee united e tbyere
is an arm raised against the old flag of
the 'Union, When that flag shall again
float in peace and triumph over an
unbroken Union, it will be time enough
to resume former party relations.
We express these as our own sent'.
ments, and what we believe to be those
of the conservative men of all parties.
They will sustain the Government
against the attacks or Secessionists in
arms, or disunionists of any other type
that are assailing it. We feel satisfied
that if these sentiments do not find
their proper expression and represen
tation in the coming County and State
Conventions of political parties, the
people will not be slow in finding a
proper and effective form in which to
give them expression and power; and
in doing it they shall have our press.
STEPIIEN A.Douar.As.—.An exchange
speaks of the late Douglas as being
one of the truest and best statesmen
that ever lived, all of which we are
very willing to admit; in fact, w- al
ways believed him to be not only the
greatest but the best man that lived
in his day, and who, if he were now
upon the Senate floor, would stein the
tide of fanaticism that rules the hour,
and harmonize the conflicting political
elements at war within our borders.
But, it would seem as though provi
dence had permitted this war to be
brought about by the means, and in
the manner it was, to chastise us as a
people for our grievous sins, and in
the death of Douglas he took away
our guiding star that our bewilderment
might become the greater in the dark
ness that surrounds us, to the end that
we might work out our own punish
kW' The Richmond Dispatch esti
mates the number of men wounded in
the battle of Sanjay and Monday at
over four thousand. The killed is giv
en as very heavy.
ne,„ Owing to the press of matter
we have liken compelled to omit seve
ral editorial articles, as well as sevcra
local items, prepared for this paper.
ms... Our killed, wounded and mis
sing, is given at the battle of Fair Oaks
officially, as follows: killed 890, woun
ded 3,627, missing 1,222.
General News Items.
Hone Guards accepted for three
months Service.—The Home Guards of
Philadelphia and other cities and towns
have been accepted by the Govern
ment, for three month's service. It is
estimated that by calling upon the
Home Guards and other local military
organizations in the North, at least 00,-
000 militia can be brought into service
before the 10th inst., thus setting free
for active duty the very largo force
now engaged in guarding cities, forts
.B. , Z—An official report from the Sec
retary of the Treasury states that the
public - ctebt - orrtlm - 2.oth of May, was
A Z-- One hundred and seventy-six
wounded Pennsylvania soldiers arrived
at Philadelphia on the 3d, from the bat
tle field of the Chickahominy, and were
taken to the St. Joseph's Hospital,
where they will receive proper atten
tion. 'Three .hundred and fifty of the
worst cases, which it was thought
would not be safe to carry such a dis
tance as to Philadelphia and New York,
arrived at Fortress Monroe on the
Sad Casualty at JiTheeliny.---WHEEL
MG, June 2.—During a violent and ter
rific storm at 1 o'clock this morning,
the residence of Joshua Pillsbury was
struck by lightning, instantly killing
two young ladies, Miss Mary E. Pills
bury and Miss Clara Goodwin. The
latter was to have been married to the
brother of Miss Pillsbury to•dav, and
only arrived on Saturday from South
Berwick, Maine. The house was
THE Louisville Journal says that if
Jeff. Davis and his gang be not hung,
our good mother earth will probably
refuse in disgust ever to bring forth
another crop of hemp.
Prices Advanced.—All the Cincinna
ti daily papers have advanced their
prices one cent per copy per week, in
view of the anticipated government
tax on paper, ink, income, &e. We
will be satisfied to let our prices re
main us they are, if all our patrons will
only pay up more promptly.
U. S. Senator • ,--Gov. Wm, Sprague,
but lately re-elected, has been elected
U. S. Senator for six years, from the
4th of March uext, ire received 93
out of 103 votes,
THz agents of the Liberian and Hay,.
tien Governments have met with some
encouragement among the contrabands
at Washington, by inducing some of
them to emigrate to those countries.
llreste of Ammunition.—At thc; bat
tle of Shiloh it is estimated there were
discharged on the Confederate side 1,
000,000 balls from small arms. The
official report of the Federal loss in
killed and wounded is 14,000. Allow
ing that the true numberis much great
er, say 20,000, stilt it leaves 980,000
shot thrown away—that is, the rebels
succeeded one time out of fifty shots
in doing some execution ;
Beauregard's official report of
the battle of Pittsburg Landing has
been published, be admits his loss to
be 10 699, as follows: killed 1728;
wounded 8 012; missing 959.
Publications Suppressed—Tho print
ing offices recently seized at Nashyille,
under the confiscation act of Atinst 6,
1861, are the Republican Banner, Union
and American, Gazette, SOuthern Meth
odist Publishing House, and the Patri
ot and Baptist Publishing House, being
all the offices in the city.
Praiseworthy.—An esteemed citizen
of Worcester, Mass. was in Boston ro
cently, paying ninety per cont. of in
debtedness incurred nearly thirty years
ago, but of which, through misfortunes,
he has heretofore been able to pay on
ly ten per cent. Most of his creditors
had forgotton all about the transac
Address of Gen. McClellan to his
HEADQUARTERS OP GEN. MCCLEL
LAN'S ARMY, Tuesday Evening,
The following, address was read to
the army this evening at dress parade,
and received with an outburst of vo
ciferous cheering from every regiment:
HEADQUARTERS OF TLIE ARMY OF
THE POTOMAC, CAMP NEAR NEW
BRIDGE, Juno 2, 1862.
Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac:
I have fulfilled at least a part of my
promise to you. You are now face to
face with the rebels, who are held at'
bay in front of the capital.
The final and decisive battle is at
hand. Unless you belie your past his
tory, the result cannot be for a mo
ment doubtful. If the troops who la
bored so faithfully and fought so gal
lantly at Yorktown, and who so brave
ly won the hard fights at Williamsburg,
West Point, Hanover Court House,
and Fair Oaks now prove worthy of
their antecedents ; the victory is surely
The events of every day prove your
superiority. - Wherever you have met
the enemy you have beaten him.
Wherever you have used the bayonet,
he has given way in panic and dia.
I ask of you now one last crowning
etTort. The enemy has staked his all
on the issue of the coming battle.
Let us meet him and crush him here
in the centre of the rebellion.
Soldiers! I will be with you in this
battle, and share its dangers with you.
Our confidence in each other is now
founded upon the past. Let us strike
the blow which is to restore peace and
union to this distracted land.
Upon your valor, discipline, and
mutual confidence the result depends.
GEo. B. McCLELLAN,
Major General Commanding.
From Gem McOlellan's Army.
Artillery Fight at Neu, Bridge.—The
HEADQUARTERS of GEN. MCCLEL
LAN'S ARMY, Thursday Evening,
The severe storm which set in on
Tuesday afternoon lasted during the
whole of yesterday. The water in the
Chickahominy rose to an unpreceden
A contraband, who left Richmond on
Sunday night, states that all the carts,
furniture cars, omnibuses, and carri
ages, to be found in that city, were im
pressed into the service for the pur
pose of carrying the dead and wound
ed from the battle-field, and that the
Spottswood and Exchange Hotels, to
gether with a number of public and
private buildings, were turned into
hospitals. All the information shows
that the enemy suffered terribly.
The rebels opened with artillery this
morning, from five different points op
posite New Bridge, with a view of pre
venting the reconstruction of the
bridge. Three of our batteries opened
on them, causing them to retreat after
a hot fire of two hours.
Our loss was ono killed and two
No farther interference tool: place
Further information received shows
that our troops on Saturday and Sun
day enraged six divisions instead of
four, nnikm ,, a force of 75,000 rebels.
Approved by Gen. R. B. MARCY,
Chief of Staff.
Gen. Joe Johnson Said to be Mortally
Wounded.—Gen. Smith in Command
of the Rebels.—Affitirs in Richmond.—
Rebel Loss Ten Thousand.
HEADQUARTERS GEN. WCDELLAN'S 1
ARMY, June G, 1862.
Two deserters, who came in this
morning, state that Gen. Johnson was
seriously, if not mortally, wounded
through the groin by a Mini° ball dur
ing the late battle. Gen. G. W. Smith
is now in command of the rebel troops.
Other information goes to corroborate
These deserters state that the rebel
loss is estimated at ten thousand killed,
wounded and missing.
No material change has taken place
in the position of the enemy.
A contraband has arrived who left
Richmond on Tuesday evening. He
represents things there as in a terrible
state of confusion and uncertainty.
There were no signs of evacuation,
but, on the contrary, everything goes
to show a determined resistance on the
part of the rebels.
The contrabands state that during
the fight of Sunday the house-tops, and
all elevated positions, were coverad
with people to witness the battle, every
ono expecting to see our troops driven
into the Chickahowiny,but when they
saw the confederates running towards
the city, the greatest consternation
prevailed. Many of the inhabitants
have crossed the James river, expec
ting the city to be occupied by our
It is rumored that Gen. Magruder is
going to resign, having become dis
gusted with the rebel military admin
WASHINGTON, June 7.—Messages re
ceived at the War Department, dated
at Gen. McClellan's Head Quarters,
at 12 o'clock u., to-day, state all was
quiet in that vicinity.
from Gon. fremontis Army,
GEN. FREMONT'S HEADQUARTERS, I
Mount Jackson, Juno 6.
The further pursuit of Jackson
has been impossible to-day, owing to
the sndden rise of the Shenandoah
river. A pontoon bridge, replacing
the bridge burnt by the rebels, was
completed, and part of Fremont's force
crossed this morning. It rained hard
all night and day, and the river began
to rise very rapidly and swelled twelve
feet in four hours, bringing down great
quantities of drift wood and timber,
which finally parted the tiricrgplii the
middle, The material was all' payed,
qua nq aceiqoqts occurred,
Four liondred prisoners Lave been
From Front Royal,
Nrw Yonu., special des
patch dated Front Royal, June 6, says :
Capt. Sanderson, chief commissary,
has taken possession of all the flour
mills in the valley, together with the
grain and flour on hand. Safeguards
have been granted by the commanding
general to all the families who request
them, without respect to their loyalty
or disloyalty ; - and any soldier who vio
lates them, will do so under the pen
alty of being immediately shot. The
weather is still unsettled, and the roads
almost impassable. Both branches of
the Shenandoah are still rising.
Interesting from Tennessee.
Return of General Treat's' Command.—
Discontent in the Rebel Artny.—Bril
liant Dash macleby Colonel Wyncoop's
WAsnvir,LE, June 4 —The train from Col
umbia brought here, this evenning, 1,600 11.
S. prisoners of General Prentis' division, who
were [taken at Pittsburg Landing. They
came from the region of Tuscaloosa and
Montgomery, and were paroled in conse
quence of the rebels being unable to feed them.
They report that the spirit of discontent is
universal among the rebel soldiers, who ore
anxious to go home, the privates acknowledg
ing that they are " whipped out.": Four
hundred more paroled prisoners n•ill arrive
here to•morrow. A despatch to Governor
Johnson from General Negley, dated yester
day, says that Wyncoop's Cavalry made a
dash into Wincheste'r, and scattered Storm's
rebel cavalry in all directions. His' men are
chasing them over the country.
Glorious News from General
Gen. Pope in Hot Pursuit of Beauregard.
—lO,OOO Prisoners and Deserters.-
15,000 Stand of Arias Captured.—
Confusion of the Enemy.—Beauregard
Frantic !—Hallech Cuts off his Line
WasutscroN, June 4.—The following dis
patch was received this afternoon at the War
HEADQUARTERS OF TOE ARMY OF TUE }
Missisitrri, Juno 4, 1.862.
To the lion. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of
General Pope, with 40,000 men, is thirty
miles south of Corinth, pushing the enemy
hard. He already reports 10,000 prisoners
and deserters from the enemy, and 15,000
stand of arms captured. Thousands of the
enemy nro throwing away their arms. A
farmer says that when Beauregard learned
that Colonel Elliott had cut the railroad on
his line of retreat, lie became frantic, and told
his men to save themselves the best they could.
We have captured nine locomotives, and a
number of cars. Ono is already repaired
and is running to-day. Several more will b 3
in running order in two or three days.
The result is all I could possibly desire.
IL W. lIALLEcK,
Major General Commanding
Later from Corinth
Gen. Pope Still Pursuiny.—fifty Thou
sand Prisoners and Deserters.—Beau
regard's Army Dwindling _Rapidly.
Commvrr, June s.—Gun. Halleck moved
his headquarters to this place to-day, occupy
ing the house previously occupied by Gen.
Bragg. Gen. Thomas occupies the house for
merly in the possession of Gen. Beauregard.
The enemy are repotted to be 80,000 strong
between Baldwin and Oholona. At the last
accounts, Gen. Pope's advance was this Aide
of Twenty Mile Creek, and the enemy's rear
guard on the south side, still retreating. An
Englishman who was made en officer in the
rebel army and has deserted, says that a reb
el officer high in position told him that they
left there 120,000 shone, but when they ar
rived at Booneville 50,000 had deserted; the
Litter were mostly Alabamians, Louisianians,
IMPORTANT FROM THE MIS
SURRENDER OF MEMPHIS.
Another Nava rietory.—Terrific En
gagement with the Rebel Fleet:a—Cap
ture of Seven Rebel Tressels.—Our
Forces in full Possession of the City.
—The Mississippi Open from St. Louis
to New Orleans.
NEW MADRID, June 7.—The steamer
Platte Valley has just arrived from
Memphis. She reports that all is quiet
there; the city surrendered to the U.
S. Flotilla without resistance.
Cairo, June 7.—The operator at Now
Madrid telegraphs that tho steamer
Platte Valley had passed there direct
from Memphis, en route for Cairo. Our
forces are in undisputable possession
of the City of Memphis.
TVhshington, June B.—Advises have
been received from commander Davis,
at Memphis, announcing a battle be
tween his fleet, aided by Col. Ellett's
ram flotilla, and the rebel fleet of eight
gunboats and rains.
- The engagement commenced at 5.30
on the morning of the fith inst., and
ended at seven in the morning.
The fight resulted in the capture or
sinking of seven of the rebel fleet,
One escaped by superior speed.
col. Ellett, wlio is seriously but not
dangerously wounded, is highly com
plimented for gallantry and skill.
Memphis surrendered immediately
after the engagement, and was placed
under military authority.
Official Report of Com• Davis
Washington, Juno 8.--The following
despatch was received at the Navy De
United States Steamer Benton, off 1 .
Xemphis, June 6..
To Hon. Gideon Welies, Secretary of
Tho result of the action was the cap
ture or destruction of seven vessels of
the rebel fleet, as follows : The Gener
alßeaurogard was blown up and burnt;
the General Sterling Price had one
wheel carried away; the Jeff Thomp
son was set on fire by a shell and
burned, and her magazine was blown
up ; the Sumpter was badly cut tip by
shot, but will he repaired.; a rebel
steamer had her boiler exploded by
shot, and was otherwip injured, but
she will ho repaired. Beside this, one
°file rebel beats was sunk in the be
ginning of the action; her name is pot
Many of their wounded and prison
ers are now in onr hands. The May
or surrendered the city to me after
the engagement. OM. Fitch came
down at &veil o'clock,
and has taken
military possession of the town.
C. 11. DAVIS, Flag Officer,
From Gea. McClellan's-Army.
AU Quict in Front of Richmond
Washington, June S.—Dispatches re
ceived at the war department SWAB
that all is quiet in front of Richmond,
except occasional cannonading at our
forces deployed in bridge operations
but which does not retard their prop.
From Gen. Mitchell's Army.
Success of an Expedition under Gen.
Negley's Command.—Rebels Defeated
and Routed.—Capture of Baggage
Wagons, Ammunition, &e.
~More Important _Results Expeeted„„
WASIIINdTONi June 7.—llespatelies
have been received at the ViTar'-Depart
meat from General Mitchell, dated at
Huntsville, Ala., June 6th, stating.that
an 'expedition from: army, tinder
command of General Negley, had
drawn the - enemy,eomnianded'by Grin
eiml Adams; from Wincheste'r through
Jasper back to Chattanooga, and ut
terly defeated and routed them at fliat
Baggage, wagons, ammunition and.
supplies have fallen into' our babds,,
and still more iraportunt.results may
be expected to follow this movements_
From Gen. Shield's Army.
The Puriuit of Jackson.--:-.His Army'
duced to Five Thousand.—Gen. Fre.
moat's Army Following Them.—Cap
ture of Wagons, Prisoners and Sup
FRONT ROYAL, June B.—News from
Gen. Shield's division states that a
scouting party crossed the river at the
Columbian bridge, and went to Now
Market, and found that Jackson had
retreated through - there- three dais
His army had been reduced to about
fivo thousand men, the remainder hay
ing scattered through the mountains
to save themselves.
Fremont's army had followed them
all the way, capturing wagons, prison
ers and supplies.
Saved by a Bible.
Among the wounded that arrived
in Philadelphia on the' 3d, was Capt.
Eli Dougherty-, of company- . li, 'Ninety
third Pennsylvania regiment (Col_
McCarter's), with a slight wound in
his breast. In the battle of Saturday
a minie ball struck him just i 1 the heart
or rather in the clothes over his heart.
It went through his coat, vest and
shirt. It smashed a gold watch
(which he had brought for his sister),
all to pieces. The ball then went into
a Bible and dug it's way through the
lid and through about six hundred pa
ges. A t the beginning of the 4th chap
ter of 2d Timothy, it went out the
hie and inflicted a slight wound in his
breast. It left its last mark on the lst,
verseiof that Chapter. It is as follows:
"I charge thee, therefore, before God
and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall
judge the qui& and' the dead at his
appearing and his kingdom."
The watch of Captain Dougherty
was in fragments. The Bible is so dis
figured that it will only be valuable
as a relic. It was given to the captain
by a lady, and his wearing it next his
heart is undoubtedly the cause of that,
organ continuing to beat to day.
In the next berth to Captain D.
was a soldier with a fearful wound in
the leg. "I wish " he said, as we
looked at the Bible," that I had :had.
a book in the calf of my leg, on Satur
In this place on the ?d inst., by
Rev. Mr. Brads, Mr. DANIEL W. Pima-
TOR, of Massachusetts, ,and Miss NAIL
CISSA E. BENEDICT. -
On Thursday 22d ult., by Rev. S.
Reid, Mr. DAVID T. Gardr,AN to .bliss
.111AitY C. BEVERLY, both of this place.
At tho military hospital, Nashville,
Tennessee, JAMnES S. LEATTOR, in the
24th year or age.
Mr. tcattor a n.ttivn of 110'0y-town, 311111 in county,
but Was well 11(11171 to many of our citizens in thin coun
ty, as a teacher. At the time of our reverses. in last July
and August, lie was engaged in teaching at Alexandria 13
this county, but promptly joined the company of Captain
McNally, which was soon afterwards annexed to the 77th
Regina nt, Col. Stambaugh. and ordered to Tiontacky.—
Although predispt,ed to hereditary Consumption, he
seemed to guin attength and vigor for several months st
to the army, bat on the lung and toilsome march
south of Howling Green. amid the mud, snow and rain of
February, sailboat shelter at night, ho broke down, awl,
with many of hie comrades, was cat lied back to Nash
ville. Ills sickness resulted in pulmonary Contumption' t
nod though, for n long time, hopeful that he would Seel
bo able to join his regiment, lie gnad o otly declinetfuntli
the 91st day of May last, when lie sank peacefully to VW;
He died among strangers. No, earthly relative to cheer
the long u eary hours of his sickness, or minister to his
dying wants. bat he Wan not without friends. The same
generous nod manly qualities, which made so many friends
here, ealiated the afflictions of rift Oho him w him, there.
Above all he was is Christian, and this character he
mainteined ne firmly while n soldier, as in the peaceful,
;bomb-loving community of his native home.
Fanry and Extra Family Flour,
Common and Superfine
Extra White Whom
Fair and Prime Bed
Corn, prizeo Yellow
Clovergoed,l4 64 IGd
Extra Family Floor's,!
Ali personv me hereby cautioned Against purchas
ing, or in tmy wile Intel foring with the property of Jecub
Snyder. wagonntaker of Wert township. Huntingdon co.;
comp; Mpg cerk.i iu ovagnninaker's tools, lumber nod shop;
bmtrtehold and hitch. fliropure, 80., no I have per
oimied the otitne for a fair"compensation.
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CEStufr fJool 11 decd]
.etters of Athalastration upon ‘ the' estate of Jacot, IE.
Miller, late of Intim ton nalop, acted., having been grata
ed to the wide, sigavd, all pep,ons hat lag claims agetuitt
the estate ald Cdpievied to nretent them to the United
mitnied, end till ilersona indebted will Make immediate
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