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Friday Afternoon, May 94,1831.
r.NION ENVELOPES, Note Paper and Badges
call be had at Bergner's Book Store.
Tae SVPREMB COURT of Pennsylvania, Middle
District, met in this city last Monday, and re
mained in session three or four days.
SIIRETY of 7II& PEACE.—A. personal difficulty
occurred between Maiy Faley and Mary Sane,
which culminated In the prosecution and ar
rest of the former, who was hound over to keep
the peace towards the prosecutrix in particular
and the community in general.
REV. DR. BARTLE; the former popular pastor
of the Locust street Methodist church in this
city, is announced to deliver an address at Al
lentown next Wednesday, on the occasion of
raising the "star spangled banner" over the
Methodist church edifice. We predict that the
address will be creditable to the !lead and heal t
of the eloquent and patriotic Divine, and wor
thy of the occasion.
THE CHESTER VALLaT Tree.—This newspaper
has lately changed hands, by the withdrawal
of Mr. Giffin, and is now edited with considera
ble ability by Messrs. Henderson and Stevens.
The last named gentleman was engaged in this
office the greater portion of the past winter in
the capacity of compositor. We greet brother
Stevens welcome into the ranks editorial, and
wish him the success he deserves.
PRINTERS IN THE WAR. No profession has
shown more loyalty to the stars and stripes,
since the call was first issued for vulunteers,
than the knights of the "stick and rule." Al
most every office in the State has furnished its
recruits. The army contains no more patriot
ic or chivalrous men, none who will acquit
themselves more gallantly or reap more laurels,
than these printer-soldiers.
THE QUOTA OF DAUPHIN COUNTY, under the
late Act of Assembly, is two companies. One,
the Cameron Infantry of Middletown, has al
ready been accepted and is now in camp. Ten
ders of service have been made by the Gratz
town Cavalry, and the Kepner Fencibles of this
city, but the Governor has not yet decided
which of the two to accept. The members of
these companies are exceedingly anxious to be
enlisted in the "war for the Union," and we
hope both will be accepted.
Two BANDS OF Music, one from Reading and
the other from Phoenixville, arrived here last
evening, having been engaged as Regimental
Bands. The former goes to Washington to be
connected with the fifth regiment, and the
latter to Camp Scott. The Beading City Band,
Capt. Ermentrout, which is a very excellent
one, serenaded several of our citizens last night.,
among the number the editor of the TzisoEtAPll,
and played a number of popular airs in their
usual inimitable style. The music was properly
appreciated by the gentlemen thus compli
Damn FRUIT, such as apples, peaches, &c., if
served out as part of the rations, even in small
quantities, for the troops, would promote their
health. Constant eating of meat and bread
causes costiveness, with which some of the
men are already affected. Then will come pills
—calomel doses, in some shape—to afford tem
porary relief, but to do more ultimate injury
than bullets or bayonets. We pray, fur the men's
sake, that there may be some care to provide
fruit, if possible. Anything but pills. C.,ffee
is also had—tending to billious complaints
.Cheese is also recommended as part of the ra
Goy , * Homs.—The Potter It'fies, a company
of fine-looking, able-bodied and intelligent
men, who arrived here some three weeks ago,
and have remained in Camp Curtin up to this
time in a ragged and starving condition, yes
terday disbanded owing to their non- coept
mace by the Gdvernor, and ab..mt fifty of them
determined to return home. We print in an
other column a well-written and patriotic card
from the Rifles, explanatory of their action,
and de,criptive of thar life in Camp, whi h
speaks for itself. It is to be regretted that the
country has, by the injudicious course of the
powers that be," lost the services of a body
of men who are not surpassed in gallantry
or patrlotiem by any troops in the volunteer
INDEPENDENCE DAY.—It is proposed by some
of our exchanges that a glorious old fashioned
celebration of the Fourth of July be held at
the county seat of every county in the loyal
States. What say the people of Dauphin ? We
can, if we will, have.a grand military and civic
demonstration, worthy of the occasion and
creditable to the Capital City of the old Key
stone State. There will be a number of mili
tary companies in camp here at that time,
and no doubt the various fire companies, lodges
of Free Masons and Odd Fellows, United
American Mechanics, etc., in this city, would
participate iu the 'patriotic demonstration. If
ever there was a time In the history of the
country, when Independence Day should be
appropriately observed and honored by our
loyal citizens, that time is now, when the tem
ple of Liberty is shaken to its centre by the as
saults of armed rebels and traitors. Let us,
then, prepare to welcome the coming anniver
nary of the birth-day of freedom with the rime
ing of bells, the roar of cannon, the blazing of
bonenes, the flaunting of gay flags and banners,
the sounds of martial music, and the joyous
shouts of fie:l:nen who appreciate the blessings
of civil and religious liberty :
Let music well the breeze,
And ring Goat all the trees
Sw e, Freedom's s, ,
Let mortal tomtues aWa,e,•
Let all that hriethe pait.ke
Let rocks their break'
The Sound prow nt .
',and Where our lathers MEL
Land of the pdalti's pride
Freth every taenetaid aide
Let Protium ring.
ANOTHER CAMP.—It is stated that Governor
Curtin contemplates establishing a military
camp somewhere between Chambersburg and
Pittsburg, and that Blairsville b 3 one of the
points under consideration.
THE NEW MILITARY CORPS, originated by
members of the Citizen Fire Company, will
meet in the hall of the engine house this even
ing to perfect an orginiz ttion, elect officers,
and adopt a name and st , i le of uniform. The
"boys" connected with this new and spirited
corps have already made rapid progress in the
;inquisition of military knowledge under the
effective instruction of Dr. Seiler and other ex
perienced drill officers.
SHIRTS FOE THE SOLDIEES.—SeveraI ladies of
this city have raised, by contribution, money
fur the purchase of two or three webs of mus
lin, which they intend making up into shirts
and presenting to soldiers in Camp Curtin who
are in a lagged condition, and destitute of the
means to procure under-clothing. Heaven will
reward the wcmen who are nobly aiding the
cause of the Union by ministering to the wants
and promoting the comfort of our gallant vol
}KEPNER FENOISL.V3.—The ranks of this com
pany are now filled and a teuder of services
has been made to the Governor. Onr friend
Mr. Samuel Wilt, an old Mexican campaigner,
is Captain of the company, and a better selec-
tion could not have been made. He has mili
tary experience, and possesses in an eminent
degree all the qualities requisite to make a
popular and successful commanding officer. A.
meeting of the Fencibles will be held at Ex
change Hall this evening, when the subordin
ate officers will be elected and a permanent or
ganization effected, with a view to enter the
service immediately, in the event of their ac
HARRISBURG AND TIER WAR. —No city of the
same population in the State has turned out as
many volunteer soldiers, in response to the
the call ofPresident, as the city of Harrisburg.
We have now four companies in service—the
Cameron Guard, State Capital Guard, Verbeke
Rifles and Lochiel Greys. A fifth company,
just organized, have tendered their services
and will probably be accepted ; and one or two
more are in prccess of organization. The
Capitolians are patriotic people, and will do
their full share in aiding the government to
crush out rebellion and treason, preserve the
Union, maintain the Constitution and enforce
TRE GROWING CROPS are said to look very fine
not only in Dauphin county, but throughout
the °tate. The grass crop will be heavy, ow
ing to the recent rains. The fields of wheat
and rye look healthy and promising—here and
there may be found a bare spot where the grain
froze out, but those patches are rare and will
not seriously affect the crop. Considerable corn
is In the ground, and some of it already up.
The fruit is not as much injured as was antici
pated a few weeks ago. Altogether, there is no
reason to complain. The farmers are as busy
as bees. They feel that they can serve their
country best by cultivating their broad fields
and thus furnishing supplies to our troops, and
they will do it.
ARRIVAL op MILITARY.—This morning a com
pany of Flying Artillery, under command of
Capt. Charles Campbell, of filexicau-war fame,
arrived here from York, which place they left
About midnight, and proceeded directly to
quarters in Camp Curtin. The company num
bered about eighty fine looking men, a number
of them mounted, with six brass Said pieces
drawn by horses, truck and baggage wagons,
etc. We noticed in the ranks our friend David
Chambers, Esq., formerly an apprentice in the
FELEORAPII office, and late District Attorney of
Juniata county, who has abandoned alucrative
practice in the legal profession to fight his
country's battles. Whether the company is to
remain at Camp Curtin or proceed to some
other point, we have not been able to ascertain.
Tau HAURISBIJEG Rims, a new company
composed principally of young men between
eighteen and twenty one-years of age, under
the command of Capt. D. B. Beim, made a
moonlight parade last evening, and acquitted
themselves quite creditably, considering the
short time they have been drilling. They went
through a variety of difficult movements
with a degree of accuracy and skill that
would have done credit to older and more ex
perienced soldiers. The permanent organiza
tion of the company will be competed to-night
The military enthusiasm now prevalent in this
city is likely to result in the the formation of
several permanent companies, so that in .the
event of additional requisitions being made by
the President, our "boys" will be prepared to
enter the service as well drilled soldiers.
ASSAULTED A WONAN.-A poet says, "the man
who lays his hand upon a woman, save in the
way of kindness, is a wretch whom 'twere
based ittery to calla coward." Every communi
ty is cursed with " wretch° i" of this descrip
'ion, and one of them turned up yesterday
in Alderman Maglaughlin's office—a fellow
named Fishinger—arrested for committing an
assault and battery upon Mary Weller. He
was bound over to answer the charge at the
next Court. We know nothing of the origin
of the sffiir, but we hold that under no cir
cumstances is a man justifiable in laying vio
lent hands upon a female, no matter what her
character or condition in life. Almost daily
individuals are arraigned before the Mayor and
Aldermen on complaint of whipping their
wives. Such men are a disgrace to their sex,
and libels upon humanity.
Dartrasa TES Sawa. BUYS.—Mr. Albert J.
iger, who has considerable experience in mili
tary tactics, designs regularly drilling the
largest boys who attend the north ward schools.
[ht movement is a good one, and should be
inaugurated by all our public school teachers.
The dill ing of the boys two or three times a
week willbent fit them physically, and teachers
will in this way train up an army of well drilled
soldiers to fight the future battles of the nom
try, should an emergency arise to demand their
penttsplvania Mailp Zelcgtaph, friban 'Afternoon, Alan 21, lStit
Tun WArt.Nt.ws caused int _rise sensation in
the city this afternoon. Groups of excited
men were congregated at tile various street cor
ners engaged in earnest discussion of the tele
graphic intelligence, and our sanctum was be
sieged by crowds of people anxiously awaiting
the issue of the TELEGRAPH The war is the
absorbing topic in all circles. The assassination
of the gallant Ellsworth is universally regret
ted, and curses loud and deep are heaped upon
the cowardly traitor by whose hand he fell.
We look for stirring news to-night, and shall
issue a large extra edition of the MORNING
TELEGRAPH, containing all the intelligence re
ceived up to midnight.
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN.—It is our melan
choly duty to chronicle the death of auother
venerable and respected citizen of Dauphin
county, BENJAMIN Jounas, Esq., who departed
this life at his residence at Walnut Hill this
morning. The deceased had been closely iden
tified with the history of this county for many
years, filled several important public trusts, and
served in both branches of the Legislature with
great credit to himself and acceptability to the
people. He had an extensive acquaintance
throughout the county, and shared largely in
the confidence and esteem of his fellow-citizens.
He was a scientific and successful agriculturist,
au energetic husinss man, upright and honora
ble in all his dealings with his neighbors, "one
of God's noblest works an honest man," pos
sessed a kindly and generous heart,, and was a
true chtistian. He died full of years and hon
ors, and with a blessed hope of a blissful im
mortality. Peace to his ashes !
He le not dead, he dock not sleep,—
He hatb aw hulled , rom the dream or ire
'Tie We, who, lost is -ter my visione,
With phantoms an ueprofiabm suite."
EVERY family should possess a Stereoscope
No oil paintinx executed by the most renowned
artists of Italy is able to convey such a tr
representation as that wonderful instrument,
the greatest invention of our age. There is re
ality, nature itself. You have before you the
remotest countries with their edifices and scene
ries with an astonishing perlection. You see
the Imperial Courts, the interior of palaces,
B scenes, Pic Nice, and Sou behold your own
public buildings and streets of H aria
burg. You gaze upon the marble statues of
all cations—making that instrument a source
of amusement and recreation in every house
hold. Mr. Franklin, the optician on third
street, has the finest assortment of the kind
ever brought to our city.
Amin the generai ff prostration which now per
vades almost every department or avenue of
our industtial and commercial luterests, it is
gratifying to find that there are some exceptions
to the rule. Passiog along by the corner of
Front and Market streets yesterday, our atten
tion was called to the large number of persons
going in and out of the corner Dry Goods
Store. Upon inquiry we found it was owing to
the large and cheap stock of goods just received
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Black Shawls, with Broths Border, cheap.-
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THE WAR FOR THE UNION,
IMPORTANT MILITARY MOVE
MEN T 6.
Active Hostilities Commenced.
March of Six to Ten Thousand
Federal Troops into Virginia.
Virginia Picket Driven in by the
SEIZURE OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
Occupation of • Alexandria by
Col. Ellsworth Assassinated while
Pulling Down the Secession Flag.
THE ASSASSIN INSTANTLY PUT TO DEATH
EXCITING SCENES IN ALEXANDRIA.
Railroad Taken Possession of by United
drrival of Addztional Regiments at
RETREAT OF TEE REBEL TROOPS
The Stars and Stripes Floating in Tri
umph Over the City.
Wagons with. Camp Equipage en route
for the Troops in Virginia.
Postal Arrangements Discontinued in
the Seceded States•
Mails for the South Stopped by Federa
WASEUNOTON, May 24-8 o'clock A, M
Within a few hours past there have ha en im
portant military movements. It was suspected
yesterday that orders had been given for the
advance of troops into VirgiLia, but these be
ing necessarily of a secret character, the ex
act truth could not at that time be reliably as
certained. The New York 2d, 12th, 7th
and 21st., regiments, the New Jersey and Mich:
igan brigades, and Ccl. Ellsworth's Zouaves,
were, so far as is at present accertained, consti
tilted the forces to advance upon Virginia.
Tne Washington City National Rifles, Capt.
Smead, at about ten o'clock last night, passed
over Long Bridge, which is about a mile in
length and connects Wasbington with the Vir
ginia shore, and remained at the tat ter terminus
until two o'clock this morning, acting as an
advance guard. These were tollowed by other
district volunteer companies acting in a similar
capacity. Subsequently the New York Secdnd
and Twelfth rejbuents and the Michigan end
New Jersey brigades crossed the bridge, the
Virginia pickets having been driven in by the
One of the regiments took the road leading
to Fairfax Court House about twenty mil,
from Washington ; while another one of the
New Jersey regiments stopped at the Forks,
is mile from Long Bridge, to await for orders.
An advance into Viiginia was a!ao made
from another point, namely, the Potomac ac
queduct, Giey town. The Seventh New Yoik
Regiment was among those troops, and atte
sveial hours march occupied a point between
the Bridge and Goldin hi I, Springs on the
Washington and Alexandria railro,d.
It is understood that orders were issued yes
terday for two Regiments to proceed to occupy
Alexandria, and it is stated at this time that
Col. Ellsworth's &naves have crossed over iu
boats; while it is equally certain that prepara
tions were made to stizs Arlington Heights,
which plaiuly overlook Washington; and there
is but little doubt that all these orders have
It was at least two o'clock this morning be
fore all the troops reached their destination.
The troops w hien did not repair to Alexandria
and Arlington Heights, were required to guard
important intermediate points between Wash
ington and Alexandria.
The District of Columbia military did not
return to Washington until half past six o'-
clock this morning.
From 6,000 to 10,000 troops were sent over
into Virginia at an early hour this morning.
Firing was heard, occasioned by the forcing of
Virginia pickets. The city is in a great state
or excitement owing to these proceedings, and
further events are looked fur with intense so
WASHINGTON-9 o'clock A. M
The New York Z ivayss, Fourteenth and
Sixty-ninth New York and New Jersey regi
meets hold Alexandria, while Arlington Heigh is
are occupied by say , rat other regiments. The
entrance into Alexandria was attended by an
event which has cast the deepest gloom over
this community. Col. Ellsworth, who had
hauled down the secession flag from the Mar
shall House, wa3 soon after shut by a concealtd
foe. His dad body has been brought over to
the Navy Yard.
The accounts from Alexandria are somewhat
confused,but their is no doubt of the fact that a
men named Jackson, who shot Col. Ellsworth.
was instantly put to death, some say by both
bullets and bayonet.
When the Federal troops reached Alexandria
the Virginia troops fired at them and fled.
Visitors to that city say that the scenes were
intensely exciting. The United States vessels
were in the meantime before Alexandria. It
seems to be true that a b idy of Fed, ral troops
has advanced to Fairfax Court House, to take
possession of the junction of the Orange &
Alexandria and Manassas Gap Railroads, with
the view of intercepting the advance of the
Virginia troops towards Alexandria from Rich
mond and other points.
Nearly three thousands troops arrived here
yesterday, curnplising some from New Yolk,
and the two Ohio regiments. • A tbirdCounect
cut regiment came in this morning.
It is reported that as the Virginia troops re
treated from Alexandria, one of them was
killed by a return shot from the Federal forces.
There is a prospect of capturing the fugilives.
Among the forces sent over into Virginia
were two batteries and two companies of Artil
lery; numerous wagons, with spades, picks and
other intrenchiog tools, also passed over into
that State. The proceedings attending the
movements of troops were conducted with the
best possible order.
The news of the death of Col. Ellsworth was
not generally known throughout Washington
until 10 o'clock this morning. The excitement
was intense, espe,ially among tie military,
who expressed the greatest impatience and a
desire to be sent to Virginia.
From a spy glass view of Alexandria, the
-tats and stripes are prominently flying from
Several cap urea haring been wade in Ramp.
ton roads before the expiration of the frftten
days notice given by tee Government, of the
Blockade, testitutiou has been ordered in such
Numerous wagons, with camp equipage, are
pa-riot; ihrimgh the s reets Li-day to the Fed.
eral troops in Virginia.
Nothing of pecu iar note has since been re
ceived up to this hour.
Po,t, M ster G neral Blair prepared an order
to-day discontinuing the transmission of the
United States mail in Virginia and otlitr seced•
mg States, and annulling all contracts for the
same. Tennersee is excepted from the opera
tion of the order, for the reason that that
State has not formally seceded. This course of
the Post Master General is under the act in re
lation to the subj cc passed at the last session
of Congress. Toe c-ntractots will be imme
diately notified of tnis de, Lion.
The mails for the South from Washington
were stopped at the crossing place by the Ft•d
eral troops, and were returned to the post office
Arrival of a California Steamer.
AFFAIRS AT ASPINWALL.
ANTICIPATED SUCCESS OF TIIE CARTRA
The New Granadian Ports to be
Opened to Blitish Commerce.
COMMERCIAL FAILURES IN CHILL
Triumph of the Government Party
in the Elections.
Three Hundred and _Fifty- four Thousand L'olletre in
Specie brought by the Champion.
The California mail steamer Champion has
arrived from Aspinwall with Panama papars of
15th inst. She brings treasure shipped from
pan FranCisco on the Ist inst.
Two small vessels of war belonging to the
Governmeot had deserted from Aspinwall, and
it was rumorrd that vessels of war were fitting
out by the revolutionists at Carthagena to con
vey 1,000 troops to -Aspinwall to take posses
sion of the State of Panama. The final succtss
of the revolutionists is regarded as certain.
It is reported that th:!British Admiral has de
clared his intention not to respect the paptr
cliades of new Grenadian ports, but to open
them to BritiA commerce.
Advices from Chili report commercial matters
as not approved and failures are occurrin g
among the wealthiest citizens of the comair).
['he Government party triumphed in the elec
The Champion brought $354,000 in specie.
The principal consignees are Webs. Fargo & Co.
$llB,OOO ; Metropolitan Bank, $34,00(1; How
laud & A-pinwall, 27,000 ; Baker & Morrill,
$26,000 ; and F. Baker $20,000.
A Sentinel at Camp Slifer Captured
by the Rebels and taken to Har-
Unsuccessful Attempt of the Virgin
ians to Seize a Ferry Boat.
CHAMBERSIIIIRO, May 24.
The officers who recently 'liaise a recouneliance
ai far as Harper's Ferry, report that they learn
ed there that a sentinel had been captured by
means of a lariat, about a weetc before, from
the Clamp here, and was carded to Hirp r'e
Ferry, where he had been huog up twice to
forte him to impart information to the rebels;
with what success was not known. It is cer
tain that a sentinel was ruirs-id and supposed
to have deserted, and this informati , ,n con
vincect the officers that the suspicion was un
On Wednesday night a party of Virginians
attempt, d to capture a ferry beat on the
tomae, near Clear Spiing, Md. Notice was
Oven to the Union men of Clear Spring, three
miles distant, who turned on. to guard the
boat. During the night the Virginians seiz.d
the boat, but were fired upon by the guard, and
when midway across had to abandon the prize.
and escape in a skiff. It has been reliably as
certained that two of the Virginians were shot.
he Ferry boat was returned again to the
No reinforcements have reached Williams
post. All is quiet here.
EXPOSURE OF FRAUD
PHILADELPHIA., May 24
Recent exposures made by the independent
portion of the Press of Pennsylvania, regard
ing the evident speculations in the Army sup
plies in this city by contractors and those in
power, have led to an investigation by the
United States Grand Jury. Two blankets were
taken berore them y estetday, one flimsy article,
weighing one pound six ounces, the same as
has generally been supplied to the Pennsylva
nia troops at a cos t•f $3,60.
The other was a Massachusetts' troop blanket,
thick, warm, and closely woven, weighing
seven pounds. So shameful has been the treat
ment of many of the three month volunteers,
that most of them will certainly return home
as soon us their terms expire u less the State
authorities show a better disposition to proti ct
them from speculators, and fears are entertain
ed of their demoralization.
The s ate of affairs is most deplorable, espe
cially from the fact that I"<mnsylvania has b, en
most liberal in war appropriations. It appears
from bills presented that cassinet pants are
supplied the volunteers, many of which wear
out in two days or a weds. They cost the State
$5, and blouses made of shoddy, with pants,
$lO As the subject has now been agitated,
and public feeling enlisted, there are prospects
of a speedy reform.
iIIARYLAND UNION STATE CONVENTION.
BALTESIORE, May 23.
The Union StAte Convention met in this city
It was largely attended by the city delegates,
and most of the counties of the State were re
The proceedings were marked by a spirit of
great enthusiasm and harmony of action.
A series of resolutions were adopted in favor
of an unconditional Union, and denouncing
sec-scion in the strongest terms, pledging the
State to sustain the Government iu the exer
sise of all its constitutional powers, for a vigor
ous. active and successful crushing of the re
There were only two dissenting votes to these
AFFAIRS AT CAMP JOHNSON.
CONDITION OF THE TB,OOPS.
Statement of the Daily Express Con-
PHILAMPRIA, May 24 —Col. 0. A.r.Oakford,
in coniummi of the 15th P,rinsylvaWilt Regi
ment, gives the Lilowing explanation of the
presebt cooditiun of the 14th and Nth Regi-
Ineut6 now at Camp .3 - Anson. He st*es that
tee cu plaints made by the Latium3to SitprelS
rue not well too...Jo:led Thede two regime Ad,
while in Camp Curtin, were served with daily
rations of fresh beet end potatoes, buff on their
removal to Camp Jotalcou they weii put on
the regular slimy ratb Jae, which are two of
beef and five of pork per week. No: potatoes
were issued, such not being providi,d by the
The quality of the rations was good with but
one except on, and that was a ration': of pork
which was purchased at Lancaster. ' There is
110 grater restiveness among the troops than
is usual with flesh volunteets undergoing the
transformation nom civil to militarylite.
The change to salt pork is absolutely neces
sary as a sanitary measure, before entering upon
the campaigu, bee ,use if the change Was made
iu hot weak uer suuill of Washtngtun, !dysentery
would inevitably be the result. and be more
klesttuctive of li.e than the bullets of the en
The change of habits in the men and living
in open air greatly increases their appetites,
and this and the want of a knowledge of cook
ery and economy, which exists in tne n gular
army, is the great cause of the complaints of
The Virginia Election.
RETURNS FROM THE WESTERN SECTION
This city to-day gave 2,595 vutes ag tinst the
seceskion ordinance, and 89 lot its ratithation.
Nothing Kxtiafacto y can be. received to night
from the Western counties.
BALTIMORE, May 28.
A few returns have been rtcdved from West
A despatch from Grafton gives the following
is the vote in that town : Against secesdou,
429 ; for seceseiou, 1.
Taylor county will give about 700 majority
Harrison county about 1000, and Wood
county about 1600 majority against secession.
Martinsburg, in Berkley county, gives about
700 majority agaiust secession.
NEW YORK, May 24
The steamer Alabama sailed this , morning
for Fortress Monroe with Col. Dorcis' regiment,
and the Star of the South will sail on Sunday,
with hay, straw, and small store, for Fort
HOW THE DEATH OF COL. ELLSWORTH
WAS RECEIVED IN NEW YORK.
NEW Yong, May 24.
The news of the death of Col. Ellsworth has
created the most intense excitement in this
city. Regret at his loss is mingled with the
universal feeling that it must be avenged.
Flour heavy ; sales 9 500 bbls aat a decline
of 6o : rated at $4,95®5 05 ; Oni $5,60 0 5,-
60 ; southern steady at $4 8045.85. Worst
tiim ; good common do , liocu I@2c. ; sales
175 000 bus. In sllsallB fur 11111w/sukie club,
$1 00@,1,16 for Chic .gu spring, —l,BB for red
wt went. Corn d: ea , ing ; sales of 85,000 bus.
at 560. for old and 30®45 for new. Prod
ions dull but uncbang. d. Wh'skPy firm at
1615,14. Reoripi.s---11-vr 17125 Ws. Wheat
197062 DUE. Corn 199964 bus.
Explanatory Card from COl. Oakford.
HEAVY UNION MAJORITIES.
WHEELING, May 23
MORE TROOPS FOR THE FORTS.
NEw Yong, May 24
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH•
PLULADKLPBIA, May 24.
The flour market continues quiet at $6 60+4
5 62 for superfine for export. The inspections
ror the w,ek amount to 14 162 Whip. Extras
sal at $5 75@6, and family at $6 2509 76.
Prime Wheat wanted at $1 86tD1 877 tor r d,
and $1 450.1 59 for white. Corn film; 7,000
bushels ydtow sold at 60;4 400 bass Rio out
tee sold at 127 c. Whisky dull at 18 0 ,17.
Naw Yoax, May 28.
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