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UIEST FRO! THE DIR.
Battle Near Springfield, Mo.
GENERAL LYON KILLED.
8,000 MEN ATTACK 23,000 !
TWO REBEL GENERALS KILLED.
DESTRUCTION OF WASHINGTON CONTEMPLATED.
PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION !
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. —The following offi
cial report was received to-uigbt by Geu.
HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEP'T. )
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 13, 1861.)
To Col. E. D. Townseud :
Gen. Lyon, in three columns, under com
mand of himse'f, Siegel and Stnrgess, attack
ed the enemy at 6 12 o'clock on the morning
of the 10th, nine miles southeast of Spring
The engagement was severe. Our loss was
about 800 killed and wounded
Gen. Lyon wa killed ia a charge at the
head of his column.
Our force was 8000, including 2000 Home-
The muster roll, reported to have been
taken from the enemy, gives their force at 23,-
000 including regiments from Louisiana,
Tennessee and Mississippi, with the Texan
Rangers and Cherokee half-breeds.
This statemeut is corroborated by the pri
Their loss Is reported to be heavy, includ
ing Generals McCullougb and Price.
Their tents and wagons were destroyed io
Gen. Siegel lost one gun on the field, aud
retreated to Springfield, whence, at 3 o'clock
on the morning of the 11th, he continued his
retreat upon Rolla, briuging off his baggage
trains and $250,000 in specie from the Spring-!
field Bank. (Signed) J. C. FREMONT,
Major General Commanding.
The following is a verbatim report of the
special messenger to Gen. Fremont :
Early on Saturday morning, General Lyon ;
marched out of Springfield and came up with
the euemy on Davis' creek, on Green'sPrairia,
fonr miles southwest of Springfield, where they
bad taken a strong position.
General Lyon fired the first gnn at twenty
minutes past six o'clock, wheu the battle im
A severe cannonading was kept up for two
or three hours, when the fire of Totten's ar
tillery proviug too severe for the enemy they I
gradually feel back toward their eueanrpmeut.
on Wilson's creek.
Lyon's cavalry on the left flank and Siegel's
artillery on the right then began a terrific at
tack, aud spread slaughter aud dismay in the
raoks of the rebels, pursuing them to the
The shells from Totten's artillery set fire to
their tents and baggage wagous, which were
A Louisiana and a Mississippi regiment
seemed to suffer most, and were almost an
Some time in the afternoon, while General
Lyon was leading his column, his horse was
shot from under him. He immediately mount
ed another, and, as he turned round to his
rneD, waving his hat and cheering them on to
victory, he was struck in tbe small of his back
and fell dead to the ground.
The command then devolved on General
Siegel, and the pursuit was continued until
nightlall, when our little army rested for the
night in the enemy's encampment.
On Sunday morning, Gen. Siegel, fearing
that the enemy might recover and attempt to
cut off his command from Springfield, fell back
on that city, where the Home Guards were
stationed. Then fearing that the great numbers
of the enemy might induce them to get be
tween him and Rolla, General Siegel conclud
ed to fall back on Rolla, with bis prisoners
and baggage trains, and meet re inforcements.
At tho time of the departure of the missen
ger the enemy had not been seen, and it is
probable that Geueral Siegel had not been dis
turbed on his march.
Ninety rebels were captured, including a
Colonel of distinction, the mcsseuger not re
membering his name.
The sword and horse of Gen. McCullough
were among the trophies of the field of battle.
Reinforcements for General Seigel were on
the way to Rolla, aud the army may be con
iidered as safe.
ST. Lours, Tuesday, Aug. 13.—1n conse
quence of the recent special trains on tbe
Soathwest Branch, and the extensive prepara
tions made here for sending re-inforcements to
General Siegel, no train came from Rolla to
night. Nothing further has been received
The Police office was taken possession of
this evening by the United States authorities,
and especial orders issued to place the Home
Guards under arms at the various armories, to
be prepared for any emergency. The city is
qniet now, and no apprehensions of disturbance
It is understood that Gen. Fremont will de
clare martial law to morrow.
A loan of $250,000 was effected from our
banks to-day by Gen. Fremont.
Heavy seige guns are being mounted to com
mand the various approaches to tbe city.
It is stated that Gen. Siegel would have
lost another gun had he not compelled the
prisoners to drag it off the field
ST. Loris, Aug. 15.
The correspondent of the Democrat, writing
from Springfield on tbe 12th, furnishes a de
tailed account of the battle of Wiisou's Creek.
The main facts have been already telegraphed.
The eacmv's camp extended along tbe creek
for three miles, enclosed by a high ground on
each side, upon which the greater part of the
engagement was fought.
It does not appear that tbe rebels were
driven back for any considerable distance, but
their charges were all repulsed, and the? burn
ed a large amount of camp equipage and bag
gage to prevent its capture.
The euemy had twenty-one pieces of artil
lery, and & very large body of cavalry.
General Siegel attacked the rebels from the
southeast, as soon as he heard from General
Lyon's eommnnd, and droie tbcm back half a
mile, takiug possession of their c%mp, which
extended westward to the Fayetteville road.
Here a terrible fire was poured into his raoks
by a regimeut he had permitted to advance
with a few paces, supposing it to be the lowa
First. Ilia men scattered considerably, and
Colonel Soloman's could not be rallied ; con
sequently, Geueral Siegel lost five of his guns,
tbe other being brought away by Capt. Flagg,
who compelled his prisouers to drag it off the
Our troops captured about four hundred
Our loss is about two hundred killed, and
from six to seven huudred wounded. That of
the enemy cannot be less than double ours—
their forces having moved in larger bodies,and
our artillery playing on them terrible
effect. 7 •-
Lieutenant Colonel Brand, commanded
the rebel force at BoonevM* . * i has since
acted as aid to General PfiJIJA was lakeu
The body of General Lyon has been embalm
ed, for conveyance to hi 3 friends iu Connecti
The following are additional names of offi
Captaiu Maron, of the First Iowa; Captain
The reported death of Major Shaffer is un
Among tbe wounded are Captain Gottshalk,
First lowa ; Captain Swift, First Kansas ;
Captain Hotten, ditto ; Captain Gilbert, First
Infantry ; Colonel Cole, First Missouri; Lieu
tenaut Brown, ditto.
THE DESTRUCTION OF WASHING
WASHINGTON, Aagust 15,1861
I am informed, through more than one re
liable source, that JEFFERSON DAVIS strongly
contemplates the invasion of Washington, uot
to hold the city, but to destroy it. He hesi
tates not on inability to do it, bnt on the
loyalty of Maryland. Strenuous exertions are
in progress to secure a change of sentiment in
favor of secession. That accomplished the
first movement of his army would be upon
the capital, with the desperate determination
to mete out to it the fate of Hampton.
SEIZURE OF TWO HUNDRED THOUS
AND DOLLARS INTENDED FOR
Last Tuesday afternoon the Surveyor of the
Port, with Officers Isaacs and Bunn, boarded
the steamer Persia at Quarantine. On the
way up to the city intelligence was communi
cated to the Surveyor to the effect that one
of the passengers on board, named Thomas S.
Serril, was a violent secessionist, and bad sta
ted to another passenger that he was return
ing from Europe with tbe proceeds of a loan
which he had uegociated iu Europe for the
On the arrival of the steamer at Jersy City,
Officers Isaacs aud Buun made atborough search
of the person and baggage of the passengers
designated, and succeded in finding £40,000
in Bank of England notes, ania large number
of letters and other important papers, tho con
tents of which leave no doubt that the infor
mation given to the Surveyor was correct.
Surveyor Andrews at once communicated
with Secretary Chase, who was in the city, and
the Secretary commended the proceedings
already takeu and advised the arrest of Serril.
The matter was also communicated to the
Federal Government at Whashington.
Meanwhile the money, amounting to £4O-.
000 and the letters,were taken to the Surveyor's
office. Tbe letters have been read, and dis
covered to be strongly secession in tone, and
some of them suggest plans for breaking the
blockade and supplying tbe Liverpool market
with cotton. These despatches leave no
doubt as to the character of the bearer, and
render it probable that the £40,000 was a
loan to the " Confederate States," as he rep
Several passengers by the Persia have vol
untarily come forward, and have made affida
vits respecting the secession talk of Serrill on
board the ship.
This morning tbe F T D ited Stales District
Attorney put a warrant for Serrill's arrest in
the hands of an officer.
Mr. Serrill is a New Orleans man, who has
beeu four years engaged iu the cotton business.
He is about fifty years of age, aud is repre
sented to be wealthy.
Some of the affidavits of passengers, made
this morning, states positively that Serrill said
that the money in his possession was " a loan
for the Confederate States.
At a quarter past oue o'clock Mr. Serrill called
upon Surveyor Andrews by appointment, and
had a brief interview with him. He was then
introduced to a deputy of the United States
Marshal, who arrested him nDd took him to
the Marshal's office.
The vigilance of the Surveyor of the Port iu
causing this important seizure and arrest, and
his general watchfulness over the character of
passengers arriving by the steameis, caunot
be too highly commended.
The £40,000 and the lettters taken from
Serrill have been handed by the Collector to
the United States District Attorney, together
with the Surveyor's statement respecting the
seizure.— N. Y. Post, of the 16M.
PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESI
Whereas, On the 18th day of April, the
President of the United States, in view of an
insurrection against the laws, Constitution,and
Government of the United States, which had
broken out within the States of South Caro
lina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Texas, and in pursuance of the
provisions of tbe act entitled an act to provide
for calling forth the militia to execute the
laws of the Union, suppress insurrection, and
repel invasions, and to repeal the act now iu
force for that purpose, approved Feb. 28.1705
did call forth the militia to suppress said in
surrection and cause the laws of the Union to
be duly executed, aud the insnrgents have fail
ed to disperse by the time directed by the
President; and whereas, such insurrection has
since broken out and yet exists within the
States of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee
aud Arkansas ; and whereaa the insurgents in
all the said States claim to act uuder authority
thereof, and such claim is not disclaimed or
repudiated by tbe person exercising the func
tions of Government in such State or States,
or in tho part or parts thereof in which such
combinations exist, nor has such insurrection
been suppressed by said States :
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, Pre
sident of the United States, in pursuance of
the act of Congress, approved July 13th,1881
do hereby declare that the inhabitants "of tbe
said States of Georgia, South Carolina, Tea
nessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas,
Mississippi, and Florida, except the it babi.
tnuts of that part of the State of Virgiua lyiug
west of the Alleghany mountains, and of such
other parts of that State and the other States
hereinbefore named, as may maintain a loyal
adhesion to the Union aud the Constitution,or
may be, from time to time, occupied and eon
trolled by the forces of the United States en
gaged in the dispersiou of said insurgents as
are in a state of insurrection against the Uuit
ed States, and that all commercial intercourse
between the same and the inhabitants thereof,
with the exception aforesaid, aud the citizens
of other States and other parts of the Uuited
States, is unlawful aud will remain unlawful
until such insurrection shall cease, or lias
been suppressed ; that ail goods and chattels,
wares, aud merchandise, coming from any of
the said States, with the exceptions aforesaid,
into other parts of the United States, without
the special license and permission of the Pre
sident, through the Secretary of the Treasury,
or proceeding to any of the said States, with
the exceptions aforesaid, by land or water,
together with the vessel or vehicle conveying
the same, or conveying persons to and from the
said States, with the said exceptions, will be
forfeited to tho Uuited States ; and that from
and after fifteen days from the issuiDg of this
proclamation, all ships and vessels belonging,
in the whole criu part, to any citizen or in
habitant of any of the said States, with the
said exceptions, found at sea or in any port of
the United States, will be forfeited to the
And I hereby enjoin upon all District At
torneys, Marshals, and Officers of the revenue j
and of the military and naval forces of the
United States, to be vigilant in the execution
of the said act, and in the enforcement of the
penalties and forfeitures imposed or declared
by it, leaving any party who may think him
self aggrieved thereby to his application to
the Secretary of the Treasury for the remis
sion of any penalty or forfeiture, which the
said Secretary is authorized by law to grant,
if, in bis judgment, the special circumstances of
any case shall require such remission.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand, and caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed.
Done iu the city of Washington, this the
16th day of August, in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one,and
of the Independence of the United States of
America the eighty sixth.
By the President. WM. H. SEWARD.
By the President of the United States.
WHEREAS, A joint committee of both Houses
of Congress has waited on the President of
the United States, and requested him to re
commend a uay of public humiliation, prayer
aud fasting, to be observed by the people of
the United States with religious solemnities,
and the ofFeriug of fetveut supplications to
Almighty God for the safety aud welfare of
these States, his blessings on their arms, and
a speedy restoration to peace; and whereas, it
is fit aud becoming iu till people, at all times
to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Gov
ernment of God, to bow iu humble submission
to His chastisements, to confess aud deplore
their sius and trausgressions, in the full convic
tion that the fear of the Lord is the beginning
of wisdom, and to pray with all fervency aud
contrition for the pardon ol their past offences
aud for a blessing upon their preseut aud pro
spective actious; and whereas, when our
beloved country, ouce, by the blessing of God
united, prosperous auu happy, is now afllicted
with factious and civil war, it is peculiarly fit
for us to reeoguize the hand of God in this
visitatiou and sorrowiul remembrance of our
own faults aud crimes, as a nation and as in
dividuals, to humble ourselves before Him and
to pray for His mercy ; to pray that we may
be spared further punishment, though most ;
justly deserved ; that our arms may be blessed
aud made effectual for re establishment of law
order aud peace throughout our country, and
that the inestimable boon of civil and religi
ous liberty, earned under His guidance and
blessing by the labors and suffrages of our
fathers, may be restored in all its original ex
cellency. Therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, Pre
sident of the Uunited States, do appoint the
last Thursday iu September next as a day of
humiliation, prayer aud fasiiiig for all the peo
pie of the nation, and I do earnestly recom
mend to the people, and especially to all min
isters and teachers of religion,ot all denomina
tions, to all heads of families, to observe and
keep that day according to their several creeds
and modes of worship in all humility, and with
all religious solemn ty,to the eud that the uni'-
ed prayer of the nation may ascend to the
Throne of Grace and bring dowu plentiful
blessings upon our own country.
In testiinouy wereof, &c.
By the President,
WM. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.
The Teachers Institutes tor Bradford Co.,
for the Fall of 1861, will be holdeu at the fol
lowing times and places. Each Institute will
commence on Monday, at 2 o'clock, P. M.,
ami close on the following Saturday at 12
At Athens Borough, Sept. 2d,for the towns
of Athens, Ridgbury, Burlington, Litchfield,
Smitbfield, Ulster and Sheahequin. At Rome,
Sept. 9th, for Rome, Wysox, Herrick, Pike,
Orwell, Warren, Windham, Standing Stone.
Sept. 16th, at.Columbia X Roads, for Colum
bia, Wells, South Creek, Springfield, Troy
Armenia, Canton, West Burliugton. At
Terry town, Sept. 23d, for Wyalusing, Tnsca
rora, Wilraot, Terry, Asylum. At Monroe
ton, Sept. 30th, for Leßoy, Granville, Frank
lin, Albany, Ovcrtou, the Towandas, and
Teachers are respectfully requested to be
prompt and punctual on the first day. Much
attention will be given to the subject of
reading. The State Suderiuteudent has re
quired teachers to be inspected,and have their
certificates graded in the " Theory of Teach
ing hence, special instruction iuthat depart
ment will be given.
Teachers should bring with them readers of
different kinds, writing paper and pencils,sing
ing books and grammars. It is hoped that
there will be a full attendance at each Insti
tute. The friends of education are invited to
attend as much and as often as they can find
Augnst 15, 1861. C. R. COBURN.
06F* There was more work and less talking
at the late extra session of Congress than at
any other session since the government was
| organized. Congress has done its work nobly
1 aud promptly—now-the army ivork begins.
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, August 22, 1861.
Republican Co. Convention.
PURSUANT to previous notice, the Re
publican County Committee met at the Court Houe
on Saturday, August 3, 1861. and organized by electing
L. B. PIKKOE Secretary. Tbe following resolutions were
Resolved, That the Republicans of Bradford will meet
in Convention at the Court House in Towatida Boro.,
Monday evening, Sept. 2d, IKGI, for the purpose ol niak
iug nominations of various offices to be tilled at the ensu
ing October election.
Resolved, That the Vigilance Committees of the several
townships and boroughs are requested to call delegate
meetings in their respective districts on Saturday the
31st inst,.at the usual place of holding such incetings.be
twe u the hours of 3 and 6 P. M., (or as may best suit
their convenience,) for the purpose of choosing two dele
gates by ballot to represent them in the Republican
County Convention, at the Court House iu Towanda, on
Monday evening, Sept. 2d. 1861,f0r the purpose of nomi
nating officers to be supperted at the lail election.
Resolved, That the following persons be appointed said
Committees for tbe several townships, viz :
Athens twp.—Hiram Thomas, E. A. Murry, J. F. Sat
Athens boro D. F. Park, Jas. W. Welsh, Edwin
Armenia,—Nathan Sherman, S. B. Morgan, Harry
Albany—Wells Wilcox, Joseph Lee, John V. Rice.
Asylum—R. E. Gilbert, Richard David . Robert Bull.
Burlington—JosephusCampbell, isaac Soper, Hollcster
Burlington boro—Geo. C. Hill, P. Long, Frederick i
Burlington West.—Wm. Ballard, Perry Pratt, Edwin |
Canton C. C. Wright, E. W. Colwell, JG. Rockwell. I
Columbia.—Luther Havens, Thomas Card, W. H. Gur- i
Franklin.—Jas. C. Ridgway, John Wrigbtman, J. E. i
Granville.— Robt. Baily. Marcus Ayres, Albert Barns.
Herrick—Charles Piatt, W. A. Wetraorc, P. C. Angle.
Leßoy. R. It. Palmer, Robt. McKee, J. P. Vanfleet.
Litchfield.—Mi!o Merrill, Stephen Evans. S. M'Kinney.
Monroe twp.—Chas. M. Brown, Freeman Sweet, Clark
Monroe boro.—Geo. P. Tracy, M. M. Coolbangh, J. B.
Orwell.—J. W. Payson. E. M. Farrar. D. C. Ellsworth, j
Overton Jas. Molyneux, Orlando Heverly, George j
Pike —L. A. Bosworth, Geo. L. Stevens, Asa Nichols.
Ridgbury.—ls. F. Buck. Vincent Owen, Ausoa Webb, j
Rome— C. C. Worthing, Levi Towner, David Barnes. |
Rome boro.—Daniel Vougbt, Wm. Rice, H. W. Brown- ;
Smith field—A. E. Child, Chester Crammer, Chas. T.
Springfield Joel Adams, Francis Ripley, G. E. 1
Shesheqnin.—P. 11. Kinney, H. B. Lent, Birdsley
South Creek—John F. Gillet, Wm. Connell, George
Stauding Stone.—Geo. Vanness,'2d, Geo. A Stevens,
Sylvania boro.— D. S. Alexander, L. X. Tinkham.Peleg
Terry.—J.L. Jones, J. F. Dodge, James Strong.
Towanda boro.—J. D. Montanye, jr., Francis Overton,
Towanda twp.—E. W. Hale, Q. C. Mace. Jared Bow
Towanda North.—B. M. Peck, Chas. Rutty, Roderick
Troy twp UelC. Porter, Ezra Loomis, L. P. Wil
Troy boro John Grant, Nelson Rdams, Geo. B.
Tuscarora.—Levi Wells, Henry Shaw, David Gray
Ulster.—C. W. Holcomb, Samuel Galusha, B. A. Pet
Warren.—Wm. Howell. Miranda Chaffee, Miles Prince.
Windham.—Charles Hand. Eilery Cheney, Silas White.
Wyalusing.— John Thompson, E. O. Vaughn, John G.
Wysox.—J. P.Spaulding, J. R. Hinds, Wm. Lewis.
Wells -Lyman French, Newell Leonard, Wm. Brasted.
Wilmot.—M.M. Moody, D. H.Corbiu, A.J. Stone.
MR. LANDON'S ADDRESS.
Oil our outside will be found an address :
from Mr. LANDON, defending his vote for the
repeal of the Tonnage Tax. \V e bespeak lor
this paper, a careful and candid perusal at the
bands of Mr. LAS DON'S constituents. Having
never favored that measure ourselves, we may
be permitted tc say, that we believe the vote
was given through upright motives, and for
reasons which he deems most conclusive.—
Now that the " sober second thought" has
had time to resume its sway, we trust that
Mr. LANDON will be heard with patience and
judged without prejudice. If the reason he
adduces are satisfactory, those wiio have dif
fered with him,should have the candor to make
an acknowledgment that such is the fact—
while no one should be ready to condemn
without a hearing.
BEWARE OR FALSE PRETENCES !
We copy the following articlo from the Ti
oga Agi'a/or, as applying with equal force to
this latitude :
The republicans of New York, long in the
ascendent in that State, had the magnanimity
to offer to suspend all partizau hostilities du
ring the continuance of the war, and to unite
with the demoerats in electing a Union ticket,
pledged to support the administration in put
tiug down the rebellion, and pledged to that
only. From the course of the democrats in
every other state and county where the Re
publicans have a majority, such an offer was
expected to be at once accepted, but the lead
ers of the democracy there and everywhere else
have not yet given up the idea of " peace up
on any basis" no matter how humiliating, and
so they through their State Committee, de
clined this offer. Indeed this democratic com
mittee goes so far as to say that they " regard
" it as the duty of the national government
" at all limes to hold out terms of peace and
" accommodation to the ; dissevered state—
" that as our political system vias founded in
" Compromise and has been so perpetuated, it
" can never be dishonorable in any adminis
" tratiou to seek to restore it by the same
Such is democracy. It refuses to sacrifice
party for the sake of the nation. It proposes
" to restore and perpetuate the larcenous poli
cy so shamelessly carried out daring tbe ad
ministration of the traitor Buchanan, and to
j compel as to compromise with armed rebels."
The forlorn hope of the Democracy still left
in this county are trying a different game.—
They are so much attached to the Union
that they wish the Repnblicans to abandon
their organization and have but one party, —
a Union party—and of course these prtriotic
democrats would make no objections to bav j
ing half or even all the offices. The same
game is being attempted in all other conntic>
of* the State trkere Ike Rtpublitans hart the nw
jority. But bow is it in counties where the
Democrats are in the majority? Why in
these counties the Jesuitical locofocos are
opposed to a Union party to a mau. Iu Co
lumbia, Monroe, Elk, and other counties the
jesuits laugh at a proposition for union with
Republicans, and have had, or will have noth.
ing but simon pure democrats to hold office.
The Republicans of Tioga County can not
be decoyed iuto such a game as this. They
know that once successful, the democratic
leaders would sell them body aud soul to the
slave drivers of the South. The same leaders
who are pulling wires with milk and water Re
publicans to sell out the party here and else
where, are the same who have heretofore con
spired indirectly against the Union by making
cowardly concessions to the hell hounds who
' have now got the knives at the nation's
throat. These hell hounds who murder the
sick and wounded on the battle field—these
incarnate fieuds whom the democrats delight
to call " our bretheru of the South" are just
now noxiously waiting for the formation of un
ion parties, knowing well that if they once
get the Republican party divided and distract- :
ed, free government will be at an end, and
their government will stand triumphant.
To honest aud earnest Republicans—those '
who believe that this government can assert '
itself—that it was founded to perpetuate free
dom and not slavery—to those we say : be
ware of this insiduous game wbicb the jesuiti
cal dernoerata are now playing in the name of
To the weak kneed, weak headed and puer-i
iie Republicans,who see in the "Union game" a
chance for themselves to come to the top, we
say also beware. You have been weighed and
found wanting, for otherwise you would not
trifle with your own liberties. When you
come to the light (if you ever do) you will be
weighed and found wanting agaiu.
To all men—Democrats as well as Repub
licans—we say,that our platform is broad,com
prehensive, patriotic. It covers the whole
Union as our Fathers made it. If you wish
to perpetuate freedom step on our platform :
The UNION for the sake of freedom ; the CON
STITUTION and the war for its maintainauce
until all the rebels lay down their arms ;
and the ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS even to
the hanging of traitor leaders. That is the
Republican Platform. All other platforms
just now are fraught with danger to the
Under the first call of the general Goveru
meat, Pennsylvania sent 25 regiments of 780
men each ; four regiments of volunteers direct
ly for the United States service of 1,040 men
each ; thirteen regiments of reserve volun
teers, 1,040 men each ; a large number of re
cruits for regiments forming iu New York.—
In all over 42,000 men.
Two of the reserve volunteer corps reg
merits, under Cols. Biddle and Simmons, occu
pied Cumberland, Mai viand, on the Ist day
of July, at the request of Gen Scott, and since
that time have marched as far as Rawls'
Rights, Virginia, fought a battle at Deep
Creek and Piedmont, and as Maj-Gen. M'Clel
lan, in his official dispatch says, behaved with
most distinguished gallantry.
The news of the defeat at Bull Run reached
llarrisburg at 1 o'clock on the 23d of July.
Urgent calls were made upon Pennsylvania
: for more troops by the Commander-in-Chief
and the Secretary of War, aud two regiments
i of the reserve volunteer corps at Harrisburg,
| one at West Chester, two at Easton, one at
Greencastle, three at Pittsburg, and one eight
miles beyond Ilopwell, were concentrated at
llarrisburg and thrown into the cities of Bal
tiinore and Washington within the incredibly
I short period of four days.
Of the fifteeu regiments sent to Washington
within that time from all the loyal States,
; ten were from Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has now almost ready for the
field, one regiment of Cavalry, of 1,040 ; one
regiment of Artillery, of 1,040 ; twelve regi
mentsof Infantry, 1,040 men each, 12,480;
fourteen regiment accepted directly by the
U. S. Government, of 1,U40 men each, to take
the place of the three months' volouUers re
tiring, 14,560. Showing an aggregate of 29,-
To this aggregate add the troops already
furnished for three years. The Pennsylvania
Reserve Corps of thirteen regiments, 13,520
The four regiments accepted for three years,
las above referred to, 4,160. The enlistment
from Pennsylvania for other States,s,ooo. To
tal 22,680 Making a grand aggregate of
1 men of 51,800. Showing that this State,
within one month, will have in the field nearly
52,000 men should no further requisition be
made upon her.
By adding the forces famished under the
first requisition for twenty-five regiments,
amounting to 19,520 meu, Pennsylvania's cou
: tribution to the war, witbiu sis months, is
, shown to be 71,320 men.
ftST* By the arrival of a vessel at Sew York
from St.Thomas we have information which will
give unusual pleasure to a host of loyal people
It is that the pirate Sumter, which has
beeD made widely notorious by its recent oper
; atiens, has heen captured at Curacoa. It will
be remembered that this pirate had the impu
dence to spend some days in the port just
named ; while there one of the seamen desert
ed ; the craft returned in search of the run
away ; a vessel-of-war, the name of which is
not given, was lying in wait, and pounced up
on the Sumter, which was taken, aud from her
must-bead the national flag now waves.
Mr. Pierce Butler has been Arrested in
' Philadelphia on a charge of troasoo.
Great excitement existed Monday
Pa., tho office of The Sentinel, a , )S .
Ed to the war, was destroyed. Mr j
a Representative in Congress from thaVrT'
trict, was burnt in effigy, and be hi m * lf +
pelled to show his colors. The riot w a
unquelled at the latest accounts. '
SST McClellan was selected by J,*
himself, who was the Secretary of \V 11
to the Crimea and observe the'
It will bo a little curious if the Uowu 1,
which be there gained should he th e ***
of overthrowing the man who put him i m ' >r "
tion to receive the instruction. "
TO THE DEMOCRATS OF
YTOU are requested to meet at the Court Hon*
I Borough cf Towanda. on TL'ESDtY FVFvfJ*
September 3, 186!. lor the purpose of taking such '
in regard to the fall election, a* may he denned uf'" 1
the interest of our country. A general attendance?' '*
nestly solicited, as busidess of vital Importance *iii Wf
before the meeting. J, F, MFAXg wa '
TowniS, A.,. *"""• """"a
TN ACCORDANCE WITH WHAT
A seems to be the necessities of the times, and for
own business security, I have concluded to sell Gelt
FOR READY PAY!
I believe I have as good credit-customers as anyone
most of them prompt paying ones, hut future prwr*~
in busines T think requires that Groceries and iw'
sions should be sold for cash.
1 hope, by attention to business, and an earnest d,
to please, to still retain all of my old patrons. "
6®" Those who are indebted to me will oblige 9t
settling up at once. £ T. For"
Towanda, August 1, 1661.
OWING to the fact that all confidence it
the present Credit System is destroyed the . •
scribers hove determined to sell goods hereafter
Exclusively for Ready Pay.
All thn-e hav : ng unsettled accounts with u* will obi,
us by settling the sone al once, and all Notes and
ir.ents due us mu-t lie pa dsoou in order tu save cog
V B N'o respect of persons shown.
Rnllngton Aug 14. IMI. J. F. LONGkBOI
IIFBI Ff S SALE.—By viitue of a•
x 3 of t end. Expo., issued out of the Court of Coas*
Fleas of Bradford county, to me directed and delue
will la- exjriw d to pubbc sale, at the Court House, in o
h trough of TowamU, on THURSDAY, the itb dit 1
Sept., 1861, at 1 o'clock, P M., tlie following Asrv/te,
lot. piece or pan el of land situate in Troy u,n-b
Bradford county. Pa., bounded and described as
On the north by lands of Timothy Hoe, on the exc
lands of KM rick and Juhu O. Ward, on tbe So all
lands of William Avery, and we-t by lauds of uY
Peters. Containing 77 acres, be the same more r, riN
about seventy acres improveJ, iramed house .Iraniedao
and orchard thereon.
Seized and taken iu execution at the suit o! IT-' /ti
l's. John Sadler.
A. HANSON" SPALDtN'U,
Sheriff's Office, 1 Sheriff
Towanda, Aug. 20, 18G1. 1
A DM! NI ST RA TO R'S N OTICE-N.,^
is hereby given, that all persons indeh ed tu the
late of THOM AS SMEAH, late ofSniitliti' lU twp. dn'i.
are req icsted tu m ike payment without delay..indUine
having claims against said estate will present iheadit
authenticated lor settlement. JAS H.WEBB. Ada.
Post Office address, Smilhfleld Summit
Smithfield. Aug.2o. Ix6l.
\DM IN Isisa TO It s NOTICE -Xoutt
" is hereby given, that all per-nn-> indebted to the
late cf ISAAC N ICHOLS, lute of Pike twp., de.-'d , at
:eqiie-ted to mnk-t payment without delay, andtnoebar
ing claims against suid estate will present ".hen duty.
theuticated tor settlement. JOS. H. MARSH, Ada.
Pike, Aug. 20. .-tit.
r. G COBURN. fl
\ TTORNEY AND NOTARY PI" BUM
XJL Towanda, Pu. Office in the building tormtriyiH
cupied by H. B McKeun.
gw. All legal business attended to with prom;
Towanda. Aug. 20, 18Gl-tf.
ON Draught, at JORDAN'S RAILBOIfI
Towanda, Aug. 1, 1861.
NEW du CHEAP GOODS.
I HAVE the mot complete arid grand xB
I. sortment of Groceries A provisions evei before oCtrdH
for sale in Towanda.
Nearly all Groceries are cheap, mnch cheaper 'H' ■
usual ; plea-e give us a call and we will lake pleas'* " I
trying to convince yon that such is the fact. All fco4H
of Farmers produce taken in exchange for Goods MIB
Cash. Chash paid for Dairy Butter.
June 12.1661. K. T. FOX. B
THRESH FIGS; r ; XES; R/OsTsSj
X Dates, Tamarinds, Oraagea.Lt.nona,
Extracts FOR FLAVORING u r l
A J the best marks, much cheaper than usual.at; ■
Towanda, June 26, 1861.
GTRATTON'S YEAST COMPOTSB
0 has been tried by at least half the fam lies u
town for the past year, and has proved to lie rigid
Cullies in convenient packages containing
tine cent will buy sufficient for a baking for the
family. For sale at FOD ■
1 IST OF JURORS DRAWN
SEPTEMBER TERM, A. D., 1861.
Aylum--Israel Smith, Mo-, Pike—Sheldon Pyr
"es Eilenberper. riah Champion.
Albany—Spicer Subin. Uome—Harry I'urk
Burlington boro'—Addison'Ridgiinrv—P D ID"-* I
Burlington twp—Alexander South Creek Lloyd : ■
Lane. dreth. ft
Canton—Allen M tVilson. Troy twp—Jacob
Granville—David Saylea. man. H
Herrick—Henry L Phelps Terry—William ■
Shepard Faircbild. Tuscarora—Bc'ec *
Litchfield Andrew Brain Towanda boro'-N' Y
ard. Cyrus Bloodgood. Warren—Jacob A' c;"
Monroe twp J L Cool ! Wells—Amos Backf
TRAVERSE JURORS—FIRST WEFK.
sVthens twp—B G Rice.Sid-iSmithfield -
ney Hayden, DLFClatk Jos. ilinchman.Ct
Silas Garner. 1 Phillips. ..
Columbia—Clinton Slade. Troy boro'—Al° nr '
Canton—A H Thomas, E, Theodore WaldroA .
Lilley. Troy twp-X B U*
Granville—Wm Vroman. leb Case. _
Herrick—E B Mintz, O W Towanda boro - —
Steven*. ins. C S liass<"-
Leltoy— Elisha L Andrus. 1 Dodge. _ v \-
Jesse Robart. Towanda tT ~ "
| Litchfield-Milo Merrill. Gill. Darnel I^%
Monroe bo'—Lyman Black Tuscarora Hi"®.
i man. Terry John 1
Pike—Joshua Rolierts. Wilmot Alsnso.
Rome John M Russell Andrew M ilt-•
Enoch Towner, W W \Vvalnsing--Hcna
Wood bum. W indham - CbH%
Standing Stone Miner M Wells - H' ,rsc * l *
Eddy. Thomw Owens-
Shesheqnin—John Griffin.. Waricn J--n jl
E P Shaw, Charles Chat-'We-t Burling* 1
fee. iioddaru. ,
S|"ringlield— R B Young, SjWysox— J* 1
TRAVERSE JUROR? —SECONF * REF Y
Asylum—L G Arnout. .Staadinc ■ c, | '
| Athens twp—Geo McAfiec OTtnror. 1
i Athens boro—L H Shertnau. Springtirld
F A Allyn. | Atam*"
Burlington Thomas Wa South t ''i s _ H
. ters Shesbeguub-F ■
Burlington West—Orlando Troy twp
Canton— Epliraiur Case. Terri ■ ■ r rJ js
Frederick Williams, Josi Towanda ,l M
| ah Warren, Wm Wright, ton. Qpniaol' , H
! Goodwin Fuller. W rnplin
, Columbia —Fred. Cornell son, t"
Litchfield It ill,am HSpen Wyo x -
| cer, Harry Cooper. Wyalus'
Monroe twp— H W N'or rAui
thrrtp, Charles Holland. : Wells-
Orwetf-Roswell Pitcher. ,Wirreu ,
Rome— H W Browning, S F,' mac ■