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W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor.
Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 1863.
Our Flag Forever.
The Old Democratic Cock will Crow !
The Old Keystone Declares
Against the Rebellion!
Woodward, the Jeff Davis Candidate, De
feated by a Crushing Majority
The Country is Safe ! ! !
Vallandigham Defeated in
The news from every part of
the Old Keystone is most glori
ous. Curtin is re-elected by from
20,000 to 50,000 majority. Val
landigham is defeated in Ohio by
an immense majority. Particu
lars next week.
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This county will give Curtin over a
thousand majority. The whole coun
ty ticket is elected. Below we give
the majorities for Curtin as far as they
have been received. Old Defrfocratie
Barree repudiates the bogus concern
1860. 160 a.
Ca; tin. Thsler. Oa tin. IPodward,
Cromwell,— —....
Juniata ...
Mount Union,..
The young gentlemen serenaders
who ga‘ve us a call on Monday night
at 11.30, and disturbing us while en
joying a sound sleep and just as we
had Curtin elected by a thundering
majority, will please take notice that if
we are disappointed in our count we
shall bold them responsible for the loss
of figures.
last, while .Mr. Thonias Fisher's ' four
horse team, loaded with wood, was
crossing the - first canal bridge below
town, the bottom of the bridge fell
out, leaving_the wagon and two hors
es, Mr. Johnson the driver, and his
son, drop into - the canal. The two
lead horses had just got of the bridge
when it gave way, the ring at the end
of the tongue giving way, they esca
ped being'dragged back into the canal
which saved the other two horses and
the riders from being crushed to death.
Neither the horses or riders were se
riously injured.
R. Milton Speer,
In the last two issues of the Globe
we made a reference to It Milton
Speer that wo aro now satisfied is
unjust, and we do not wish any insin
uation made by us to reflect upon his
private character.
Thanksgiving Proclamation.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.—By the Pres
ident of the United States of America
The year that is drawing to its close
has been filled with the blessings of '
fruitful fields and healthful skies. To
these bounties, which arc so constant- I
lyenjoyed that we are prone to for
get the source from which they come,
others have been added which are of
so extraordinary a nature that they
cannot fail to penetrate and soften
even the heart which is habitually in
sensible to the ever watchful provi
dence of Almighty God. In the midst
of a civil war of unequalled magni
tude and severity, which has some
times to invite and provoke the ag
gressions of foreign States, peace has
been preserved with all,nations, order
has been maintained, laws have been
respected and obeyed, and harmony
has prevailed everywhere except in
the theatre of military conflict. While
that theatre has been greatly contract
ed by theadvancing armies and navies
of the Union. The needful diversions
of wealth and strength, from the fields
of peaceful industry, to the national
defence, have not arrested the plow,
the shuttle, or the ship. The axe has
enlarged the borders of our settlements,
and the mines, as well of iron and coal
as the precious metals, have yielded
even more abundantly than hereto
fore. The population has steadily in
creased, notwithstanding the waste
that has been made in the camp, the
siege and the battlefield, and the coun
try, rejoicing in the conscientiousness
of augmented strength and vigor, is
permitted to expect a continuance of
years, with a large increase of freedom
no human counsel bath designed. Not
withstanding the mortal hand had
worked on these great things, they
are gracious gifts of the Most High
God, who, while dealing with us in an
ger for our sins, bath nevertheless re
remembet ed mercy. It has seemed to
me fit and proper that they should be
solemnly; reverently and gratefully
acknowledged as with one heart and
voice by the whole American people.
I do, therefore, invite my *flow citi
zens in all parts of the United States,
and also those who are at sea and
those who arc sojourning in foreign
lands, to set apart and observe the last
Thut'sday in November next as a day
of thanksgiving and prayer to our be
nificent Father who_doth reside in the
heavens, and I recommend them that,
while offering up the ascriptions just
ly due to him for such singular deliv
erances and blessings, they do also,
with humble penitence for our nation
al perverseness and disobedience com
mend to his tender care all those who
have become widows and orphans or
suffering in the civil strife in which we
are unavoidably engaged, and fervent
ly implore the interposition of the Al
mighty hand to preserve the health
of the nation and to restore it, as soon
as it may be consistent with the di
vine purposes, to the full enjoyment
of peace, harmony, tranquility and
In testimony wherof I have here
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the United Stakes to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this
thi: d day of October, in the year of our
Lord 1863, and of the independene of
the United States the eighty-eighth.
By the President,
tV M. 11. SEWARD, See ' y of State
" The Whirlwind" at the South.
tinder the significant caption
"The Whirlwind is coining," the
Richmond Sentinel, of October 3d,
publishes the following communica
tion :
" In your editorial of yesterday, you
touched on the extortions of the times
and dwelt on the articles of food and
fuel. But there is another branch of
this horrid business you merely nam
ed, fraught with fearful import. I mean
house rents. It would startle and con-
found the public if they understood
what is going on among landlords and
tenants in this city. And, unless the
Legislature can relieve the poor, and
many barely in living circumstances,
no one can foretell the results. Take a
case or two as an illustration.
"Here is an old man, with a large
family, whose house rent has • been
$lBO per annum, and he has, by very
frugal fare managed on his little in
come to keep himself and daughters
alive, while his two sons are in the ar
my. His yearly lease expires, and his
rent is raised from the above sum to
$1,600, nearly his entire income. Be
sides, he has no place to go—house he
cannot find, yet the law puts him out
doors, while his sons defend the pro
perty of his wealthy oppressor.
"Another: A mechanic, whose en
tire income is required for the support
of his family, is notified that his for
mer rent of $l5O per year, will be rais
ed to $950 per year. He cannot pay
it. Gets a shanty a mile and nearly
a half from his work at $350 per year,
and wastes the physical energies nee
ded in his duties to the Government
in going a journey to market, and then
to his place of labor, and back, so that
he is not half the man for the hours
of labor he was before.
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la, .
" One more outof hundreds : A poor
woman, whose husband is in the army
has supported herself by bard toil, and
economy, and clothed her husband in
part, paying a small rent, is told her
rent will be raised four times its last
year's rates, and must be paid in ad
" But 7 cannot proceed. If the Le
gislature of the Old Dominion can af
ford no relief and no protection, they
had better never have met, and it were
well if they never meet again."
The sentences we have italicised are
what we would especially call atten
tion to. Unless the ~Legislature can
relieve the poor, '° no one can foretell
the result." The result indicated is
the " whirlwind" named in the title of
•the article, which is to sweep off those
who sowed the wind when they joined
in the iniquitous rebellion. But what
can the Legislature do ? They can
afford no relief, and as the concluding
sentence says," they had better never
have met, and it were well if they nev
er meet again." The only reliof for
the poor of the South that can be
hoped for, is from the suppression of
the rebellion.
Our Army Correspondence.
Hoscrna, 3d Div., Ist ARMY CORPS,
Oct. 6, 1863.
DEAR GLOBE:—From Gettysburg to
the Army of the Potomac is a way
tortuous, difficult and hard to travel.—
It would seem that every official on
the route was determined to arrest
further progress. Many a fellow, who
left Gettysburg a month ago, has not
yet reached his regiment, but lies in
Camp Tyler, Camp Distribution, or
some other "Castle of Despair," along
the way. I counted it evidence of su
perior tact that I made this arduous
journey in five days time.
In Baltimore I met with two men
from Lee's army. They were East
Tennessecans and had been conscript
ed into the rebel ranks from which
they took the earliest opportunity to
escape. One of them had been in jail
at Knoxville, I believe, since April,
until ho at last took the rebel oath,
and was at once sent to the army.—
lie remained there ono week !
He lived near the- Kentucky line,
and was in the habit of decamping in
to that State, when the rebels were
near, and living with his uncle, until
it was safe to go home. Last spring
the old man, ho said, was getting be
hind with his work "right smart," and
he ventured home to help him, but had
hardly more than begun to work, when
the cavalry came galloping up to seize
him. He ran to a stump, where his
coat and revolver were lying, and un
dertook to skedaddle; but seeing that
the field was surrounded, he threw
away the pistol, and surrendered.—
His farther was arrested at the same
time and escaped the same . night, pay
ing a sentinel a hundred dollars to let
hill, pass. These 'ten know what spi
rit actuates this rebellion, and if seces
sionists among Northern people had
not abjured their reason, the "inside
view" obtained from such men, of the
character of the rebellion, ought to
cure them of their love for it.
Near Alexandria, three, camps lie in
close proximity to each other, named
respectively, Parole, Distribution, and
Convalescent. Camp Distribution is
a depot for mon who are ready to be
sent to their regiments. They are
sent in squagi; the different army
corps being kcl t distinct, and are tho
roughly fitted out before starting.—
The names of the other two camps
need no explanation. No restriction
is imposed upon communication be
tween camps, except Parole, which is
carefully guarded.
I there met an old acquaintance, 13
M. Greene, not unknown to the music
loving part of our citizens. They will
be glad to know that he sings sweetly
as ever, and is the same-genial, warm
hearted fellow, as before his rough ex
perience of a soldier's life. Just then,
he was unwell, though not seriously.
A great religious revival was progres
sing in the camp, under the direction
of the Christian Commission, and in
laboring at the nightly meetings Mr.
Green had taken cold, and perhaps
overtasked his physical powers.
An epoch in Camp Convalescent is
that revival. There were all the mar-
Iced features incident to occasions of
great religious interest. How gratify
ing it was to see so many soldiers ear
nestly engaged in caring for their
souls, and deeply concerned for their
irreligious comrades. They were of
no sect, did 'not know to what church
the ministers who preached to them
belonged; but they understood each
other, and know that the spirit which
animated them was the seine and made
them a brotherhood. I wish some of
the men who curse chaplains and the
Christian Commission, and everything
that aims to benefit the soldier in his
religious interests could have been
with no at one of those meetings and
heard the men talk; and then have
gone with me to the tent where I was
quartered, where two packs of cards
were in use, and oaths and blasphemies
and disgusting obscenities were pass
ing from mouth to mouth. I would
have liked to ask such a man—there
are many of them—which crowd ho
would sooner his mother, or his wife,
should find him in.
The Army of the Potomac is now
holding the hither bank of the Rapidan
and the rebels are entrenched on the
far , her side, in a position which seem
ed to me more formidable than Fred
ericksburg. They threw some Midis,
on Sunday last, at a party of our men
who were foraging in a corn field. No
ono was injured, so far as I have hoard.
I was on picket, one tour, along the
river, but am now detailed at the Di
vision Hospital, and beldom see any of
the regiment, except those who are
hero as patients. There is now only
one of our company in the hospital—
Patrick Meenan. Soldiering has been
too hard for Patrick, and he is pretty
well broken down, but will, I hope,
recruit again, though ho is past the
age for active campaigning. The com
pany is partially filled up with con
scripts, who are well thought of, and
will make good soldiers. There comes
an order, perhaps to move.
FULTON & Ilnu, Nos. 136 & 138 Nth
Fourth Street, Philadelphia; Manufac
turers and Dealers in all kinds of Va.r
nishes, Paints, Glass, &c., &c., to which
the attention of Dealers, House, Sign
and Coach Painters, is invited. - Read
their adv. in this issue,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9,---The following
dispatch has been received at head
quarters of the army here :.
Gen. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief:
1 have the honor to report that the ex
pedition sent out ou Monday under
Gen. Hester, to break up or capture
the guerillas and boat grows, organized
by the enemy in Matthews county,
has returned, having in the main ac
complished its object.
Four rebel naval officers, twenty
men and twenty-five head of cattle,
belonging to the Confederate govern
ment, together with arms and horses,
are the results.
Large numbers of rebel boats were
destroyed. Our loss is one man killed.
General Wister reports the 4th Uni
ted States Infantry (colored) making
thirty miles in one day, with no strag
glers. J. G. FOSTER,
Maj. Gen. Commanding.
From Vicksburg.
The Democrat of this city has a spe
cial dispatch from Vicksburg, dated
the 30th December, which says that
Gen. Joe Johnston is at Canton, Miss.
with 150,000 troops.
His supposed design is to prevent
reinforcements going to Gen. Rose
Gen. Stephen Leo has 4000 rebel
cavalry near Vicksburg.
General Johnston says their proclivi
ties are useless unless they crush Gen.
Rosecrans before reinforcements reach
The Atlanta Appeal, speaking of the
success of the rebel arms at Chatta
nooga, says: '• Wo shall now be re
cognized ;our securities will rise; Val
landigham and Woodward will be
Important from the• Southwest.
The Democrat has a dispatch from
Leavenworth, saying intelligence has
reached Fort Scott, of a threatened at
tack of Fort Smith. Gen. Blunt loft
the former post for the latter on Sun
day last.
The Rebel General Cobell,with
about ten thousand men, from Gener
al Cooper's rebel force crossed the Ar
kansas river, east of Fort Smith, on
the Ist instant, and joined Gen. Coffee,
at Crooking Prairie, Mo.
Gen. Cobell was determined to make
a raid into Arkansas or Missouri.
On the receipt of this intelligence,
all the Federal cavalryin the Kansas
district, and a battery, were sent to
Fort Scott.
A letter from Fort Scott, dated on the
7th, says Lieutenant Tappan, of Gen.
Blunt's staff, has arrived here. lie
reports all Blunt'sstaff and bodyguard
as having been captured by the rebels;
also the command under Lieut. Pond,
at Baxter's Springs.
Gen. Blunt had succeeded in getting
ten miles away, but it was uncertain
whether he had escaped or not.
The I•ebels ~wore under Quantrell,
Hunter and Gordon, and were moving
towards Fort. Scott.
There is no danger of Fort Scott
being taken, it being abundantly strong
enough to resist any attack.
St. Louis, Oct. O.—lnformation has
been received at headquarters of the
rebel raid into Central Missouri, from
The rebels moved east with the sus.
petted design of striking the Pacific
railroad at _Lawrie bridge, burning
that structure and destroy ing the
Gen. Brown, commanding Om Con
tral District, was at Clinton, Ilenr3
county yesterday, in pursuit of the re
There is also a force moving up
from Springfield, and another from Le
banon, which will press the enemy so
closely that they can hardly do much
Gen. Totten left here lad night for
Jefferson city to take command of a
portion of the forpe intended to moot
the rebels.
WASUINOTON, Oct. 10.—The Repub
lican extra says the Government has
received despatches from General Ro
secrans, dated Chattanooga, Oct. 9th,
yesterday, and from other officers on
duty at his headquarters. Also, offi
cial dispatches from Nashville, all con
taining reports most encouraging for
the National cause.
The forces under Gen. Mitchell over
took the rebel davalry on the 6th inst.,
below Shelbyville, and a battle im
mediately ensued, resulting in a com
plete rout of the enemy, who did not
stop for his wounded. Over ono hun
dred of the enemy were left on the
field, and also a large number of woun
Gon. Mitchell sent a force after the
flying rebels, who scattered panic
stricken, that being the only means of
escaping the great military cordon es
tablished by General Rosecrans.
The railroads torn up by the raiders
have been repaired and the telegraph
communication is ro•established.
The sacking of Shelbyville was as
cowardly and disgraceful to the rebel
arms as was that of Lawrence by the
raid Quanta. . - We had neither for
ces nor stores there beyond those of
the inhabitants, many of them seces
sionists, and' they were robbed anti
their houses burned. They were with
out protection, hence the disgrace to
the Confederates who made such an
unmilitary onslaught upon the place.
Bragg's bombardment of Chattanoo
ga was a complete failure, so far as
any,damage whatever being done to
the defences or to our gallant army--
A few women and children wore fright
ened, and a few dwellings were burnt.
Brilliant Affair near Franklin, Ten.
J. S. B
LOUISVILLE, Oct. 9.—Genl. Crook,
commanding a brigade of cavalry 12
miles beyond Franklin, yesterday af.
ternoon came up with a portion of
Wharton's rebel cavalry. A sharp
fight ensued, resulting in one hundred
and twenty-five rebels being killed and
wounded, and three hundred prisoners
and four cannon captured. The rebels
were in full rare:43ml our forces pur
suing. No casualties to the federals
are reported. _
The telegraph to Chattanooga has
been working since yesterday, and the
railroad will be in running order to
morrow to Bridgeport.
No rebel prisoners arc confined in
Louisville, except Dick McCann and
thirty of his men.
From Charleston, Pensacola, &c
steamer Circassian, from Pensacola,
Key West and Charleston Bar, arrived
hero, reports that there was to be a
combined attack by the army and na
vy on Charleston, on the 11th instant.
The yellow fever was prevalent at
Pensacola when the Circassian left.—
Paymaster Jenkins, of the gunboat
Potomac, and Paymaster John C Hill
had died. At the time of her leaving
the surgeons had gained control of the
fever. The Circassian is bound to the
B'ston Navy Yard.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 12.—The Gazette's
despatch from Indianapolis says that
surgeons have arrived there direct
from Chattanooga, who were taken
prisoners in the Chickamauga fight.
They were stripped of everything.—
They represent that the impression is
general that Bragg will attack Rose
crans on Tuesday next, to prevent the
Ohio soldiers from voting.
Reinforcements had arrived. They
came by the first train through from
Bridgeport. Also the road has been
repaired, and all important points are
strongly fortified.
ST. Louis, Oct. 9
Massacre of Capt Fisk's Expedition
C►iicnao, Oct. B.—A special dispatch
from St. Paul says:
"Intelligence brought by half-breeds
to Pembina, states that Captain Fisk's
overland expedition to Idaho has been
massacred by the Sioux. There is
nothing definite, except that the mas
sacre took place on the big bend of the
Missouri river. The half-breeds say
that the Sioux displayed as trophies
the guns and other articles known to
have belonged to the expedition."
The despatch adds: "Vire only hope
that the report may prove untrue, and
that it may be another version of an
attack upon a party of minors, who
came down the Missouri river, the ac
counts of which have already been
ST. Louis. OCT. 9
Senator Ramsey's Treaty Expedition
Governor Ramsey has had an inter
view with the Northwest Indians
The ceremony of the occasion is thus
described :
The chiefs sat on the ground before
him, their headmen ranged in the
same posture behind them, lit their
black stone pipes and smoked in si
lence. The Commissioners addressed
them through the interpreter, Mr.
Beau'lean, telling them ho was very
glad to see them, that he did not wish
to council with them till the Pembina
Indians came in, as he wished them to
not jointly in the matters to be brought
before them.
lie supposed they were hungry and
would find them something to eat, an
announcement which they received
with a grunt of satisfaction. '
One of the chiefs arose, and in a
speech apparently of great eloquence,
testified to the accuracy of the Com
missioner's suspicion that his people
were hungry, and expressed great ad
miration for that part of the Gover
nor's speech in which that delicate
subject was alluded to. "I alone am
speaking," ho said, "but I speak for all
my people. They are all of one mind.
We heartily thank you.".
A list of the number of the different
bands was then given us by the chiefs,
as follows: May-thy:l-gun-ming, 300;
Moose-dury, 130 ; Little Rock, 120;
Crooked Arm, 70,—six hundred and
twenty iu all, to whom provisions and
tobacco were distributed.
The Indian Battle at White Stone
teorrespondenco of the Missouri Democrat
PORT PIERRE, D. T., Sept. 13,
1863.—General Sully met the Indians,
about 2,500 strong, on the 3d of Sep
tember, something like 200 miles north
of Fort Pierre, where an engagement
ensued: The Indians were overhauled
by a part of the Sixth lowa Cavalry,
about 3 o'clock P. M., who occupied
two hours in deploying the enemy in
various ways, patiently waiting the
arrival of the command. The enemy
were under cover in a ravine running
north and south The General form
ed a section of his force and the Bat
tery on the north; the 6th lowa fell in
line of battle on the east side of the
ravine, and the Second Nebraska Cav
alry on the west side. The Second
Nebraska opened fire on the enemy
immediately, which was kept up by
both regiments until night set in.—
The Second Nebraska after the third
round, advanced to within thirty yards
of the enemy and poured round after
round into the conglomerated mass of
Indians, squaws, papooses, ponies and
dogs, the mingled noise of which was
the most hideous that ever racked hu
man oars. The Indians fought like
demons, but over shot us. The firing
gradually ceased as the night advan
ced. Daring the night the enemy es
caped, leaving every thing they pos
sessed in the world on the battle field,
oven their squaws and children. in
the morning we found the enemy's
dead and wounded in every direction.
As many as three hundred were killed,
and the wounded innumerable. On
the 4th our scouts overhauled the ene
my on several occasions resulting in
spirited fights. On the sth, the de
tachment sent to the north were .driv
on in with a loss of six killed. The 2d
'Nebraska was immediately ordered to
pursue the enemy, which they did,
overtaking a part of them seven miles
from camp, where a short engagement
took place, resulting in killing six In
dians. Our loss during the three
days fighting, amounts to sixty one
killed and wounded. We have taken
over three hundted prisoners. We
have taken thousands of small articles,
such as gowns, bonnets, household and
kitchen furniture, books and articles
°lsmail value, that these murdering
scoundrels took from the Minnesota
people last full.
Gen. Hooker has recoil,* command
of a collie in the arms of the en inbedand
The Dead on the GAtyeburg Battle-
To the Editor of The Telegraph:
Sm: The arrangements arc nearly
completed for the removal of the re
mains of the Union soldiers scattered
over the Gettysburg battle field to
the burial ground which is being pre
pared by the several States interested
for their reception and proper burial.
All the dead will be disinterred, and
the remains placed in coffins and
buried, and the graves where marked
or known, will be carefully and per
manently re-marked in this soldiers'
If it is the intention of the friends
of any deceased soldier to take his
remains home for burial, they will con
fer a favor by immediately making
known to me thnt intention. After
the bodies are removed to this ceme
tory, it will be very desirable not to
disarrange the order of the graves by
any removals.
Very respectfully,
Agent for A. G. Curtin,
Governor of Pennsylvania.
GSXTYSBURG, October 5, 1863.
Disasters at HarPer's Ferry.
(Correspondenco of tho N. Y. Tribuit,]
WASHINGTON, Friday, October 9,
1863.—0 n Monday, a party of Captain
Beans's Cavalry were out scouting
from Harper's Ferry, when they en
countered a number of Imboden's Cav
alry, dismounted in a farm-yard. A
skirmish ensued, when our cavalry,
most of whom were boys, were re
pulsed, with the loss of one killed,
three wounded, and ten or twelve
prisoners. Two of the boys cut their
way out and came back to camp,
though severely wounded. The next
day a small force of rebels came in
between Charlestown, where a Union
inihntry force is 'stationed, and liar
per's Ferry, and actually picketed the
road within two miles of .liarper's
On Wednesday night the garrison
at Harper's Ferry .were alarmed by
an attack, and,the cavalry and two
regiments of infantry started out to
meet the:enemy. sear Charlestown,
a force of between three and four
hundred, commanded by General im
boden, were posted. The rebels had
a largo portion of their force dismoun
ted and in ambuscade. Captain Som
ers, with his company of cavalry, had
advanced to hunt up the enemy, when
he met m company of rebel cavalry,
who charged upon him, and were re
pulsed. They purposely retreated,
Somers and his company pursuing,
until they entered the fatal ambus
At the first fire Capt. Somers and
ten men were killed, as many more
wounded and all the others captured.
The few who escaped brought in the
information, and the rest of the cav
al•y started in pursuit, but were un
successful in coining up with the
Capt. Somers was o 1.3 of the bra.
vest and best officers in that depart
ment. Boll) his Lieutenant, were
captured. Imboden's main camp is
said to be several miles bark from
Winchester. lie has a force of about
1,500 men under him, who make con
tinual raids through the Shenandoah
valley. -
The Situation at Chattanooga
WAsumrrox, Oct. 9th.—Lookout
Mountain, from which Bragg c»deay
ors to bombard Rosecrans, is eighteen
hundred feet higher than Chattanooga,
three miles distant by wagon road, and
less than two miles in a direct line.—
Missionary Ridge, where rebel des
patches are dated, is about one thous
and feet high, three miles from Chat
tanooga by road, and two miles by air
line. Lookout Mountain and Mission
ary Ridge nearly encircle Chattanooga
which lies in a basin formed by the
mountainous ranges around it.
Bragg has an open railroad commu
nication with Rome, forty miles, and
Atlanta, one hundred and thirty-six
miles distant, whence be can bring up
the heaviest siege guns, cast at both
these points. Tho Etowah Shell
Works arc sixty miles from Chattanoo
ga, also connected therewith by rail
The Murder of Major Hileman.
The following particulars are given
of this murder: On Monday night the
sth, a baud ofguerillas, led by a noto
rious horse-thief' named Jim Keller,
visited the residence of Major Tillman
of the Eighteenth Kentucky Volun
teers, near the little town of Knox
ville, Kentucky, and made him a pris
oner. They carried him about a mile
and a half from home, stripped him
of his clothing and then having tied
him to a tree shot him. The brutes
then beat his head into a jelly almost,
with the butts of their guns. Five
pp sons, supposed to be members of
KMller's band. have boon arrested.—
They are all citizens of Pendleton co.
MINUTES.—On the 4th inst., we pub
lished the announcement of the mar•
riage of Henry Conklin Vanderbilt, of
Philadelphia, to Minnie, daughter of
Hon. Eldridge B. Baldwin, of New
York. Also the death of Mr. Vander
bilt within ninety minutes after his
marriage, the circumstances aro thus
detailed in the Philadelphia, North
Amer lean:
"At four o'clock yesterday afternoon
wero borne to the dust from, whence
they came the remains ofMr. ,Renry
C. Vanderbilt, over which sorrowed a
young girl of seventeen years, who in
two hours passed from the condition
of maidenhood to matron and from
matron to widowhood.. She was mar
ried in New York. to Mt-. Vanderbilt,
who resided at No.' 2,000 Wallace st.,
Philadelphia, at a quarter to 10 o'clock
on Wednesday morning. At .1.2 o'clock
the groom, who was but twenty-one
years of ago, died from congestion of
the heart—died literally in the full
ness of unutterable joy at the success
ful consummation of his earnest court
ship. The wedding was comparative
ly private o and the young man, appa
rontly in bounding health and unmis
takably buoyant spirits, was convers
ing with his newly-madeb ride, when
the fatal sp
Vim seized upon him. Med
ical aid was summoned, but the pitch
er at the fountain was forever broken-
NO skill of huinan leochery was of
avail Tho remains were borne yester
day from the saddened house, and now
lie bene4al the SOLI of the cemetery."
[Cotmpondence of the Nev York World.]
Nt:w ORLEANS, Oct. I.—We have
but little war news to send from this
department this week. The main ar
my, that under General Franklin, en
route for Texas, proceeds on its way
with slow and toilsome marches. On
ly on Tuesday bad the head of the col
umn, under General Weitzel, reached
Franklin, and not till yesterday morn
ing had the rear, under Washhurne,
crossed Berwick Bay. The army
moved along very slowly, without any
opposition, to Camp Bisland, on Bayou
Teche, and thence into Franklin where
the commanding general of the expe
dition, at last accounts, had his head.
• The main body of the Confeiterale
forces have Wien back a considerable
distance, disappearing from the Ade
rel advance so completely, that their
whereabouts cannot be aseertained
Their intentions are equally a subject
of speculation, but there is a generally
received opinion that they will
battle at Vermillionville. The enmity
carried everything with him in the
way of subsistence to be found on the
line of retreat: And the _Federal forces,
must take with them every pound of
food they consume.
Meanwhile, though the Texas expe
dition seems to hang fire, and the little
garrisons at Sabine Pass have been al
lowed ample time to reap the full ben
efit of their recent victory, secure the
spoils - and evacuate, or prepard to re -
petit the mortifying lesson -61:SeptOrn
ber 8, the forces in other sections of
the department: are having busy LIMO:
Last meek the cry Wl* !•Guerillttsr
"Guerillas!" but now formidable bodies'
of regular Confederate troops threaten.
our fitneied security.
General Logan hovers aronfid:RatOn
Rouge, and clouds of Mountapartistm
rangers hover along the river,•on the .
right bank from Donaldsonville to the
meuth of .Red river, and on . did - left
bank from Baton 'Rouge, (and often
below that point) "to, NatchezliMtbe
yond. 'General Herroti's - '4lVision at
Morganzia, or Morgan's - Bendsn the
right bank, About twenty-fiVp :. Miles
above Port Hudson, .had been - engaged
for several days, shirmiSbing ;with a
body (as they supposed) of gderillas.
The rebels becoming more daring and
annoying, General Dana, now in-com
mand of Herron's division sent out a
number of regiments te feehlMenOmy
and ascertain his strength: The enemy
was "felt," and proved himselfmuch
too strong for the force sent against
him. A severe engagement ensued,
resulting in a loss to the' Union army
of several hundred killed and wounded
and of some fifteen hundred prisoners.
This to - olc place on. Tuesday, the 29th
ult. Since then the. forties have
assumed the offensive, and areyressing
Dana's men with such vigor that the
gunboats have been called in to aid
in repulsing the enemy. All the sagar
houses, and all other structures stand
ing in the way, have been leveled to
the ground; but it is reported that siill
the gunboats can be of little sth.Vice,
owing to the numerous bluffs in that
vicinity. The rebels are still . there,
and will do greater mischief if General
Dana is not reinfbrded. This body of
Confederates are said to be under the
command of Prince Polignae, now
brigadier g eneral in tlie
my of - timContederate States..
The truth is, reinforeements . are sad
ly needed here, and until they
ceived the people of the North need
not expect to hear of anything. being
done in this department beyond the
mere holding of the same.
[Special Depth tho Ereniniatalletin.)
CINCINNATI, Oet. 12.-- : There iya, vat-,
riety of news, good and bad'," from the
Lower Mississippi: In a fightittsAm.
aldsonville, La., on the 25th ult., tho
guerrillas were repulsed by the , garri
son and driven out , .• In .-the` raid on
Morgantown they were more success
having surprised and captured
two companies of the Twenty-sixth
lowa and Nineteenth' Indiana; 217
men in all. General now
there with a large Tomo. ',The New
York World's report of a• - Yederal, re,
verso in Louisiana, with a •loss of. fir;
teen hundred prisohers, is a canard.
A Commercial special says" that on
the 7th inst. Colonel Harrison's- force.
of \Vest Tennessee-cavalry were at
tacked at Como, by' the guerrillas un
der Colonels Wilson and Faulkner,
and that Harrison was forced to retire
after two hours' fighting, .with tv loss
of thirty-seven men.
The rebels lost 'heavily. Colonel
Wilson was killed. General Grant
has rescinded his order compelling
steamers to carry soldiers at threa
fourths of a cent per mile. •
Report of an `.` Interesting Colored
• Barber.
(Corropontleoco of tbo T., Tim os.i
WASHINGTON, Tuesday, October 6.
—A very interesting colored barber,di
mot from Richmond, where he has re
sided for the last eighteen years, and
who has been in daily contact with
the leading rebels, says that the battle
of Chickamauga is not considered by
the people of Richmond as a_ sucedisi
that Richmond can now be easily cap.:
tared if the Yankees want it, and that
officers of the army have frequently
said in his hearing that Virginiawould
be abandoned should the army et the
Potomac' advance, in force,•
citizens assort publicly that fin:Twill
not offer any resistance in case cf,
tank, because it would be utterly :use:
Less. The people are daily • seirdin g
their effects further South in,,anticipa
tion of the corning of the Tankoos.
One day last week the' State
was called out tosuppress a bread riot,
hundreds of the employees of the gov;
eminent, With their wives and the
wives of the soldiers assembled in front
of the State Capital, r oted with clubs
and other missiles; - deniatiding ef
authorities relief for their starving
children. An extensive riot was only
prevented, by the prompt action of
the State Guard and promisor, of the
State authorities, -
The action of the Virginia Legislature
last Friday would seem-to confirM his
statement that Lee's force between
the Rapidan and Petersburg, is, only
thirty-five thousand. It is a sugges:
dye 'het, mentioned by this colored
man, that Stuart has failed.t6 get a
commission as Lieutenant General on
account of his numerous defeats.
Tim rebel Leo is repgrtecl 1.14 hail)
retrellteti to liicliniotA.