Newspaper Page Text
_ - I
THE "UNION—THE CONSITIIMON—ANr
THE ENFORCEMENT OF Tani LAW.
HARRISI3IIRG , PA
Thunday Afternoon, July 11, 1861.
A BANKRUPT LAW.
The agitation, in the city of New York, of a
proposition to petition Congress for the passage
of a general Bankrupt Law, has given, rise to
— much discussion, pro and con., while it is alleged
that during the present session of Congress so
much other important legislation will be ne-
Cesi3ary, that it must be impossible to give the
- subject the consideratron which its importance
demands. If the war is to be speedily termi
. .nated, there is no need of a bankrupt law, and
if the mercantile interests can only be guaran
teed by what would seem to many people the
fact of legalizing a disposition not to pay an
honest debt, we had better at once sanction a
complete repudiation; than thus stipulate for
the escape of the princely bankrupts of New
York city. Another objection to this proposi
- tionto pass a bankrupt law at the present ses
sion, is the fact that it originates in the wrong
quarter of the Union to be entitled to the re
'speett. or consideration of legislators. It is one
of the plans peculiar to the speculators of that
city, and is as likely to result for the benefit of
the traitors as it will aid the, men who have
been embarrassed by the operations of treason.
We have a right to infer that the plan is to
afford the southern rebel the opportunity of.
repudiating his debts by the aid of a bankrupt
law, gm moment he again seeks shelter within
the Union, and thus cast the burden of the re
bellion and treason on the people of the north.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars are due by
the consumers of the south to the producers of
the north. These debts are due to the mer
chants of New York, who in turn are indebted
to the northern manufacturers, so that if a bank
rupt law were passed, the indebtedness could
be wiped out between the southern consumer
and the New York merchant, preserving the
equilibrium between these two parties, while
the third to this transaction, the manufacturer,
who is Most interested in the stability of our
laws and the prosperity of the country, would
:be left to mend his losses by increased industry
and renewed efforts in all 'the paths of toil and
Instead of passing a bankrupt law, Congress
will be better employed in deriving means for the
vindiction and enforcement of the laws already
on the statute books. Let them rather facili
tate the process of obtaining judgments against
tbcti,e, 41./ vrite
jorchants of the north, and let the merchants
ism those judgments to the manufacturer, who
in turn will force them on the southern creditor,
and possess hithself of what does not belong to
the traitor and bankrupt, the soil he desecrates
with ignorant labor, and the resources he
squanders in riotous debauchery and intemper
ance. By this means the integrity of honest
men will- be preserved, and the. diSmition of
swindlers, to take advantage of a great crisis to
defraud communities of their just dues, :thwart
ed. The loyal men of this nation have a right
to make traitors not only pay their debts, but
to hold them responsible for the expenses of
their ;treason, by the seizure of their lands and
• tenements, and the appropriation of all their
.resources to such a liquidation. There are
law and.precedent already in existence to justi
fy such a proceeding, without passing others
for the further facilitation of crime by legalizing
the escape of criminals. •
Tun CONFISCATION of the property of the
traitors is one of the subjects that is to engage
the attention of the present extra session of
Congress, and we are glad to notice that a step
has been taken in the right direction by.Sena
°tor Sherman, who has offered a bill in the Sen
ate for this purpose. The proposition is to con
fiscate the property of the leaders. To some,
this may seem an Unjust - discrimination, as a
man can be equally guilty with a musket as
'with a sword in his hand, fighting against the
• authority of the government. If this distinc
lion is insisted upon, many a guilty and a
'wealthy traitor will escape---and therefore the
only manner in which equal justice can be ac
corded to all who are engaged in this rebellion,
is the issuing of a proclamation by the Pied
dent, setting forth the enormity of the crime
of treason and rebellion, and declaring it to
be the purpose of the government to confiscate
the property of - all rebels, in whatever. shape
and whereVer it may be found The rebels
have done this in the_case of those who refuse
to enter the rebel ranks. ~They not only confis
cate the property of those who insist on re
fusing to fight, but they seize the, goods and
chattels of all who are unable to fight, to. be
need in lieu of such service for the confederate
aiegislation:. such as the confiscation of pro-`
. 111 exty and the disfranchising of individual
traitors, should not be postponed. By it we
nmhlthe' evil with more effect than with alad
'We humble the crest of treason in' the
person of traitors so low and so completely as
forever to - debar - the 'fear or the hope that it
will - again - grithbr titiehgth to dorivulse the
conntry with , -alarm, and spread despair and
desolation by its works' andinfluence.
MIS POSTAL SYSTMI. of the confederacy cloes
not work well, The Charleston ffereury coin
plains that even on the great ronte..to Richmond ,
thik olll 9 l ces, are two to one that there will be,
to, each man, one or more misconnections.
ao Hon. Toomes I.7.Ansrun, of Illinois, has
been appointed colonel : of a regiment of cavalry
awthorimt to be raised in Illinois. .
WHEN THE SOUTH REBELLED, the boast was
made that the federal authority could never
again be re-asserted on southern soil. The in
vincible valor of the chivalry made such a suc
cess on the part of the government a matter of
impossibility. It was not only a foregone con
clusion that the south was forever severed from
her sister states in the Union, but the war in
which she had engaged was to be . pushed be
yond her own limits, inaugurated in other lo
calities than those of the south, to spread its
devastating terrors either in the federal capital
of Washington, or sweep in desolation through
the free homes of the north. As the struggle
has progressed, the result has proven how vain
has been the boast of the traitors. They have
not only failed in their first purpose of uniting
the south against the government, but they
have failed to make good a single threat which
they so valiantly hurled against the safety and
the peace of the loyal states. Washington is
safe—the public buildings are in the hands of
the legitimate authorities—the archives are un
disturbed—Congress has peaceably convened—
the public business is being promptly transact
ed—the appeals for money answered by the
offer and payment of millions, and the sum
mons to arms responded to by the tramp of hun
dreds of thousands of men. Not a foot of north
ern soil has been desecrated by the heel of an armed
traitor, if we except those who lurk and have
their living in our midst. The sacred soil of
Virginia is now in the hands of the federal
troops. Harper's Ferry has been evacuated—
Gen. Patterson has purged Martinsburg and
compelled the rebels to fly before the bayonets
of his men—they have not been permitted to .
rest in western Virginia—they have left their
bloody footprints in Miqcouri flying before the
pursuit of Gen. Lyon—while everywhere they
are estimated as only maurauders prowling over
the country in quest of booty and blood, who
meanly refuse to.meet our troops in open fair
fight. Thus are the threats of the rebels car
ried out. Thus have they made good._their
determination. One fair general encounter
will destroy every vestige of this miserable re
bellion, andlay low those who have made it the
pretext of serving their passions, disappoint
ments and ambition.
THE APPOINTHENTS IN THE NEW Ridintairrs.—
The following statement shows the State or
Territory from which the regiments to be ad
ded to the regular army have been made :
Lt. Ist 2d
States. Cols. Cols. Hai& Carats. Lts. Lts.
Ohio 2 1 4 28 11 4
Indiana ..... 1 . . 1 6 9 ..
Illinois 1 .. 6 9 ..
Pennsylvania..... 3 3 8 14 14 ..
Dist. Columbia, ..2 .. 3 12 1
New Jersey 1 .. 1 3 5 2
Maine 1 1 4 5 ..
Maryland .. . ... 1 1 6 4 ..
Rhode Island... .. 1 .. 8 ..
New York ... 2 7 18 87 4
Massachusetts.. .. 2 2 6 10 1
Michigan...... 5 4 18 ..
Vermont ..... .. 1 3 3
, . 1 2 2 5
Tennessee . 1 . . 1 ..
Wash'n Ter!ty . . 1
Alabama..... . 1
Delaware ...... .3 1
Mississippi ..... 1 1 ..
,-• • - . • . 3 • • • .
Kentucky,.... 1 9 1
N. Hampshire.. 1 2. ..
Louisana ... .. .. 1 `--1.
Nebraska...... .. 2 ..
Wisconsin ..... .. 4 9
Minnesota...., .. 4 ..
Kansas 2 1
New Mexico... _ 1 ..
California ... . . .. 2 ..
Vol's not loc'd. .. 21 -58 7
Army not loc'd. .. 21
At large . 1 4 8
Blank . 1 1 ..
The following table will show what propor
tion of the new appointments have begn made
from the regular army by promotion, and what
from volunteers or civilians :
Rqular Army. avilians.
Colonels 7 4
Lieutenant Colonels. ....4 7
Majors 14 15
Captains 61 96
First Lieutenants 48 ' 200
Second Lieutenants 19 25
TELE WOMEN OP BALTIMORE that is, the
"fashionable" portion of them—are just as in
corrigible " secessionists," said to be, as the
Washington sisterhood are. "It is they,"
says a writer in the Boston Journal, " who wave
secession flags in the faces of the soldiers; in
sult them as they pass with gibes and coarse
abuse, and urge on their male associates by ex
citing their worst passions with the most bit
ter and wholesale abuse of everybody connected
with the government. The young girls have
taken up the fashion lately of wearing seces
sion aprons (the lower part of red and white
stripes, with the wrong number of stars worn
upon the breast) Like women of their own
kind, since the arrest of Kane, they have taken
off their aprons and taken in their tongues,
and will wait for a more favorable time to dis
San or m Bonms fired by the federal troops
were found filled with sawdust; but the rebels
have some of the same kind. One fired from
the rifled cannon at Big Bethel ;was sent.to the
United States arsenal, at Troy, where it- was,
found to be filled with rice. There must be a
little treachery on both sides.
Tam RICIEKOND COBRZSPownwaz of the Mem
phis Appeal says: "It is told of Mr. Toombs,
that being recently importuned by an acquaint
ance_for a position as clerk in the state depart.
ment, he replied, 'What need for a clerk? Why,
I can carry the whole state department in my
A ontraslnin , who mingled with .the rebel
soldiers .in their retreat from Booneville, Mo.,
says that the nir'wits F all alive With'curses on
the incompetency and poltroonery Of the clov
ernor, and , on their own folly in being taken in
by such a cowardly trickster. -
Tam wife of the poet Longfellow has been fa
talli burned by her clothes taking fire while
sealing a letter, and _the poet himself was
badly burnedbitrying to ewe her..
TsE l'ppe's health is agaln alerraing, He has
as Abeeega in the leg diet effects the whole body.
Pennspluattia Malty Cettgratt, eipirobap /Morning, liult) 11, 1861.
ARREST OF A SUPPOSED SPY•
WISE REPORTED SHOT.
ACTIVE MILITARY MOVEMENTS,
The Rebels at Manassas Surrounded
A HEAVY BATTLE EXPECTED.
Recruits for the Naval Service:
Gen• Lane's Kansas Brigade to be Mns•
NO ARMY APPOINTMENT'S' YET ,SENT
Departure, of General Fremont.
Kentucky and Missouri. Sharp Shooters
AU Quiet on the Virginia Side of
G. G. Gaither, who was recently arrested and
imprisoned for two weeks, in Richmond, inno
cently charged as a spy, was to-day arrested at
his hotel in this city, on the same charge. Those
who know him believe him innocent, - and say
that he is a good Union man.
It is very generally credited here that re
liable information has been received that Gov.
Wise was shot, and either killed or seriously
There is a continued active movement among
the military here. The regiments on this side
are all thoroughly inspected daily, and a num
ber of them are under orders to march at a mo
ment's notice: The movements at the arsenal
consisted yesterday of the removal of twenty
loads of amunition, which went over to Vir
ginia, and two full batteries, of six guns each,
to the same destination.
It is. reported here to-day that-our troops
have advanced into Virginia from the Upper
Potomac, and taken possession of the ground
in the rear of Beauregard's forces at Manassas
Junction. This is in accordance - withs a prear
ranged plan of Gen. Scott. There is a settled
impression on the minds of knowing ones that
tu-morrow will record a heavy battle at or near
The newspaper statements which have elicited
an inquiry by the House of Representatives,
that the Secretary of the Navy has issued an
order to receive at the recruiting stations none
but native born citizens, are untrue. The facts
are that the number of landsmen offering was
much larger than the service required, and
hence Boston is now the only point where they
are received. At s i ll the stations seamen are
enlisted without regard to nationality.
Gen. Jim Lane, of Kansas, to-day received
an order from the war department for the im
mediate mustering in of his brigade. The skele
ton companies thereof are to be filled up here
Nearly all the nominations thus far trans
mitted by the President to ihe Senate cover ap
pointments made during the late Congressional
recess. Those for the army have not yet been
subjected for confirmation by that body. Not
Lew or triese - appoinuet-.7 3
ned the uniform in advance of such action.
Maj. Gen. Fremont will probably leave
Washington to day to enter upon the duties of
the department to which he, has been assigned.
It is stated that.Judg.e.Burton, of-Kentucky,
and Hoe. J. P. Blair, jr., of Missouri, are each
getting up a company of sharp shooters in their
respective Stites for Col. Borden's regiment.
The Gb - fernorsant.asdatlis do those of other
States, but upon application tothe - Fresident he
expressed Maisel' very much interested in this
regiment, and promptly gave the assurance
that all expenses would at once be reimbursed.
Mr. John J. Braxton, of Paris, Ky., will re
ceive applications from that State, and Mr.
Blair, from his thin State, at St. Louis. The
test is to be an average of five inches, ten shots,
from centre, at 200 yards, at rest ; or the same
average at 100 yards off-hand.
The condition of the camps on the Virginia
side of the Potomac] and Tuesday and last
nights is represented as more quiet than here
tofore. The Confederates gave our picket no
cause for alarm ; in fact it is not known that
any of the former paid unwelcome visits near
the federal lines.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE
Order for Hotchkiss' Shells.
MOVEMENTS OF WAR STEAMERS.
No New Military Demonstrations.
Capture of a Richmond Brig.
Defensive Operations of the Rebels at
FORTREss Maws, July 10,viaBaltimore 11
Gen. Butler was so, well pleased yesterday
with the experiments with the Hotchkiss shells,
that be at once ordered a large number for im
mediate use. They can be projected from an
ordinary rifled cannon. Five hundred horses
and forage for the same for eighty days are on
the way to Old Paint.
The frigate Santee sailed this afternoon to
join the Gulf squadron. The United States
steamer Susquehanna, instead of going south
ward, MB stated in- yesterday's dispatch, will
shortly sail for New York for repairs.
Several persons came down from Baltimore
this morning, with the intention of going to
Norfolk, but Com. Stringham would not permit
a flag of truce to leave the harbor.
No military movements whatever are taking
place near Old Point. The heat is excessive
here, but the health of the troops generally
Two hundred and• fifty men rejected from the
various. regiments, have left for New York on
the propellor Stars and Stripes.
_ The steamer Quaker City this morning cap.
tured the brig Amy Warbrick of and owned in
Richmond. She bill om Rio, and wasbound to
Hampton Roads, with': 6100 bags
Part of the - ixtrgo belonged to English mer
chants. The Quaker City yesterday made a.
reconnoissance of the coast thirty miles south
of Cape Henry, and saw five wrecks on the
shore, all old and entirely deserted. The rebels
are felling and burning the trees on Sewell's
Point, indicating that they intend holding the
Col. Richard Thomas, who seized the steamer
St. Nicholas, has been MeseAted I ?Tthe Grand
Inv - of the United states District Court, for
Piracy and trealon. Ririe 4ow in jail .
tered into Service
TO THE 'SENATE.
WesunqaTow, July 11
TREASON AND PIRACY.
Lummox; ' July 11
LATER FROM MISSOURI.
THE BATTLE AT CARTHAGE.
FIRST REPORT EXAGGERATED
FULL MAILS OF THE ENGAGEMENT.
Twelve Hundred Federal Troops At
tacked by Six Thousand Rebels•
A GALLANT FIGHT 1
COL. SIEGEL VICTORIOUS !
Four to Five Hundred Rebels Killed and
A LARGE NUMBER TAKEN PRISONERS
BATTLE NEAR SPRINGFIELD.
THE REBELS PUT TO FLIGHT.
COL. WOLF WITH 500 ME AT
TACKED BY 1500 REBELS.
GREAI SLAUGHTER OF THE ENEMY
GENERAL WOLF KILLLED
Gathering of Federal and Rebel
Forces on the Plains.
HARD FIGHTING ANTICIPATED
Sr. Lours, July 11.
Authentic intelligence received here from an
officer in Springfield on the Bth, states that Gen.
Sweeny, with his entire forces, reinforced Col
Siegel, and at last accounts was pursuing the
State troops near Vernon. The reports of the
engagement near Carthage, via Kansas, are
much exaggerated, but all accounts agree in
the death of Lieut. Col. Wolf.
DETAILS OF BATTLE AT CARTHAGE.
A special messenger arrived here last even
ing by the Pacific railroad, with despatches
from Col. Siegel to Adjt. Harding, at the arse
nal. The following is an abstract, written at
Rolla, for the Democrat : On the morning of
the 6th Col. Siegel, with a portion of his regi
ment, a part of Col. Soloman's and ten pieces
of artillery, in all about 1100 to 1200 men,
were attacked by 6000 rebels, under General
Raines and Col. Parsons, about seven miles east
The enemy had many mounted men. Col.
Siegel began the action at half past nine in the
morning, breaking the enemy's centre twice,
and after half an hour's fighting silenced their
artillery. The rebels had three_ flags, one of
the State of Missouri, and two of the Confed
erate States. The latter were twice shot down,
and were raised no more. The enemy tried to
outflank our troops with their cavalry, and cut
off the retreat of our baggage, but Col Siegel
made a retreating movement, keeping up a
constant firing, and ordered the baggage train
to advance, which was formed into columns
with a battalion of infantry, supported by four
The rebels then attempted to cut off his com
munication with their cavalry, but our artillery
took them at a cross fire, which played havoc
with their ranks, and opened a road. Colonel
Siegel then fell back on Carthage, the enemy
harassing his flank up to the town, where an
other stand was made. The rebels being in
possession of the place, Col. Siegel surrounded
the town, throwing shell, and grenades into
the enemy's cavalry and using his infantry with
While attempting to reach an adjacent wood
to prevent use of their cavalry, the rebels made
a most serious attack, and there the bloodiest
part of the battle was fought ; but the enemy
were finally routed and forced to withdraw.--
Col. Siegel then fell back on Mt. Vernon where
he could be supported. The sole captive was
an officer who was taken about 6 o'clock. He
report:d the enemy's loss at near two hundred
and fifty, but as the severest fight took place
subsequent to his capture, it is believed their
loss is considerably greater. Forty-five prison
ers were taken. Our loss is eight killed arid
forty-five wounded and missing.
ihis afternoon Gen. Sweeney commands in
person, and a flying column is moving south
wardly to intercept the rebels at Vernon, thus
crushing them completely between our columns.
Large bodies of mounted men are congregating
on the western plains and at Forsythe, with
the intention of joining Jackson's force, but
Gen. Sweeney has sent a detachment of 260
mounted men through Douglas county to pre
vent their union and drive them back: Gen.
Mcßride's command and a company of Home
Guards, arrived last night bringing Colonel
Coffee, late a member of the Legislature as a
THE BATTLE AT SPRINertELD
The battle in which Col. 'Wolf was killed
was fought on Saturday, thirty miles from
Springfield. The Springfield correspondent of
the Democrat says, under date of the 6th, that
" immediately after the arrival of Brig. Gen.
Sweeney at Springfield, he dispatched a mes
senger to Cols. Siegel and Solomans, who were
encamped at Neosho, to move their columns to
Carthage, which was promptly done.
Last night a messenger arrived from Colonel
Siegel, stating that that Gov. Jackson and Gen
erals Price and Baines had united their forces,
about 4000 strong, and were encamped eight
miles north of Carthage. Siegel and Solomans
pushed forward rapidly, attacked the rebel
forces 'early-yesterday morning, and continued
fighting during., the day. Meszengers are con
tinually arriving, bringing' inforination that
the rebels are retreating =senthwardly, between
Sarcoxie and Mount Vernon, falling back on
Casville, with their baggage and plunder under
cover of their cennon„and that Siegel is at
tacking their rear.
Later advices say that a report reached
Springfield. on Sunday :rimming of an engage
ment between - five - hundred federala under Col.
Wolf and abOut 'fifteen hundred rebells. Wolf
occupied the.prairie when the battle begart,but
the rebels retreating'-to the:woods, he followed,
and in skirmishing in the timber he lost ;thirty
killed and wounded, he himself being' among
the killed. The loss of the rebels was consid-.
erable, but it has tot been 'definitely ascertain
ed. A messenger was dispatched to Spring
field for reinforcements, and the whole force
at that place immedhitely. pushed forward.
Gen. Lyon was at Leesville on Sunday morning,
and Major. Sturgis was at Clinton on Sunday
'ANOTHER REBELBATTERY ON THE PO-
The Confederates have a camp in the neigh
borhoodAthe:Great Falls of the Totoinac, and
it *opposed, from irlioatieni._thaf_.,arelen.
dooming to plants bapny
FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA.
ANOTHER SPIRITED SKIRMISH.
Bravery of the Indiana and Ohio
A GEORGIA REGIMENT ROUTED.
The Chivalry get Some New Ideas of
Advano6 of MoClellan's Column,
A special dispatch from Bealington, near Lau
rel Hill, says that brisk skirmishing was kept
up with the enemy all yesterday afternoon.
About two o'clock, from High Hill, in the
neighborhood, two laige bodies were seen
marching out of the enemy's camp, Instant
preparations were made to resist a formidable
attack. By four o'clock the skirmishing in
front, by the Fourth Ohio and Ninth Ohio regi
became very warm. The enemy advanced
under cover of the woods. Our skirmishers
rushed forward, pouring in a sharp volley, kill
ing several of the enemy.
The enemies' cavalry then advanced to take
our skirmishers in the flank, but onr boys rapid
ly retreated, and the artillery dropped a couple
of shells, one of which exploded among their
cavalry. They instantly fell back, and our boys
rushed forward and poured in another volley.
The enemy now scattered in the woods, and the
officers were seen attempting to rally them, but
they could not be brought up in a body again.
In the mean time our skirmishers picked off
some of their officers. Several more shells were
thrown, and our men made a final rush, driv
ing them clear through their own rifle pits,
bringing hack several of their. blankets, can
teens and guns. It was a Georgia regiment,
numbering twelve hundred, and is their crack
regiment. At dusk the skirmishers returned
from the woods in capital order.
Astonishing pluck was displayed by our skir
mishers, and the only trouble was to keep the
men back from rushing into the enemy's midst.
The whole skirmish was a most spirited affair,
and our- Ohio and- Indiana boys gave the Geor
gia men some new ideas of Yankee courage
A prisoner taken says the Georgians refused to
come down to the woods opposite our advanced
position, and all were very much astonished
and terrified. Their supplies of provisions are
cut off, and they must soon come to extremities.
Our loss was one killed and three wounded.
ST. LOUIS, July 11
Intimations of an attempt to cut a new toad
through the woods by the enemy to effect their
escape or bring in provisions, arrangements
were made to head them off, and every outlet
Gen. McClellan's column reached Beverly
last right. Our lines are gradually advancing.
XXXVIIth Congress--Extra Session.
SENATE.-Mr. Seurassunv, (Del.,) gave notice
that he should introduce a joint resolution mak
ing amendments to the Constitution for a peace
able adjustment of the present troubles.
Mr. Chums, (lowa,) presented resolutions of
the Legislature of lowa for the abolishment of
the national armory and arsenal on Rock Isl
Mr. BROWNING, (Ill.,) presented petitions from
citizens of Illinois to the same effect.
Mr. CHANDLER, (Mich.) from the Committee
on Commerce, reported back House bill rela
aye to_the colleciaon_of dabies and imnorat. the
tome out so cauea, or the oiockaae Dll/, wan a
recommendation that it pass. Laid over.
The loan bill was received from the House,
and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Mr. Herm introduced a bill regulating the
employnient of volunteers in the navy ; also, a
bill to increase the navy in time of war ; also, a
bill to increase the number of paymasters of the
navy ; also, joint resolution relative to the
All the bills were referred to the Committee
on Naval Affairs.
Mr. Ti EYolc (N. J') presented a resolution
from the Legialature of New Jersey for the es
tablishment of an armory in that State. Re
ferred to the committee on military affairs.
Mr. FESSENDEN, (Me.,) from the committee
on finance, reported house bill for the payment
of the militia and volunteers, with an amend
ment making the amount appropriated $5,760,-
000 instead of 86,000,000. The amendment
was agreed to, and the bill was passed.
Housa.—Mr. STEVENS, from the Committee
of Ways and Means, reported bill making ad
ditional appropriations for legislative, excutive
and judicial expenses, for the year ending with
June 18,1862,, and arrearages foe/the year ending
with June last. Also a bill making appropria
tions for the civil expenses of the government
for the same periods.
.from the committee on Military
affairs, reported a bill to promote the efficiency
of the army ; also a bill for the employment of
volunteers to aid in supporting and defending
the government of the United States. All re
ferred to the committee of the whole on the
state of the Union, and ordered to be printed.
On motion of Mr. STEVENS the House went
into committee of the whole on the army bill,
Mr. Washburn in the chair.
Mr. Boanixrr said he had had no opportunity
to examine the bill, or the estimates on which
it is based. Millions on millions are reported
and hurried through without opportunity for
investigation. He desired to ask the gentleman
(Mr. Stevens) whether this bill.wasframed, in
accordance with the estimates of the Secretary
Mr. Szsvms replied, entirely so.
Mr. Bumvsrm askedorhat aggregate amount
Mr. STZVEN9 replied, six hundred and sixty
seven millions, minus six millions.
Mr. Butuerr said, this was the first time that
Congress was called upon to do what it had
heretofore refused to do since he had had a seat
on this floor ; namely, the increase of the regu
lar army. If for no other reason, he would
vote against the bill.
Mr. LovEms , would not vote, as the bill pro
posed to increase the standing army more than
double what it now is. He would give five
hundred thousand men and five hundred mil
lions of dollars. His constituents would give
their last cent, and shed their last drop of
blood, for the suppression of the rebellion, but
did not de:4re to increase the regular army.
Mr. sis.tunor wished to know how it was
that this enormous appropriation, contemplat
ing - an increase of "the army,lkilielieil to be
presented to the House before the Military
Conimittee had made their report?
FROM GEN. McOLELLAN'S COLUMN
A _messenger is just in from Gen. McClellan,
who repOrts that the enemy are very strongly
entrenched less . thin two miles from his camp.
Gen. McClellan directs that the forces within a
radius of forty miles shall join his column at
once. The Indiana Fifth will leave here early
in the morning, and the Ohio Tenth will be re
called from Glenville, and proceed to join the
main column, which is now about 9,000 strong.
After the messengcr , got limier way he heard
an eiChinige ofshots.
Colonel Tyler, with:the Seventh Ohio, own
pied Glenville. The Confederates had fallen
birok, some trouty-fm alio to Arnoldtsburg.
CINOINNATI ; July 11
WASHINGTON, July 11
BIICKFLAHrN, July 10
Gen. McClellan's Column
THE VERY LATEST NEWS
The Rebels Strongly Entrenehea
A Battle now in Progress,
A FIGHT AT CAMP MORRIS,
fRE REBELS SCOURED WITH CONSID.
BLOODY WORE EXPECTED TO-Dty
BUOILHANNON t July 11.
A message from Genl. M'Ciellati, just in, r e _
ports that two regiments under Cols. Idec oo k
and Andrews made a reconnoissance on the
enemy's position last evening, and were fir e d
upon. One man of McCook's regiment was
killed and three wounded. They got with
one hundred and twenty-five yards of the rebel
retrenchments, and were ordered to fall h ac k
upon the main body.
The rebels are so strongly entrenched that it
will be necessary to carry their fortifications by
assault. Gen. M'Clellan was to commence the
work at eight o'clock this morning, and was
making every preparation last night. If the
rebels make a determined fight a large loss of
life must ensue.
A courier who left Camp Morris at 1. o'clock
last night, says that more or less fighting bad
been going on for the previous two days. The
forces were within a mile and a halt of each
other. The rebels are strongly entrenched and
supposed eight thousand strong. The enemy
have only six pounders, and their shot fell
three hunched yards short of our lines, while
our twelve pounders appeared to be cluing
great execution among the rebels.
The messenger saw some fifteen -or twenty
bodies of the rebels as he passed.
Col. Steadman yesterday afternoon advanced
100 men to draw them out from their en
trenchments, and succeeded ; but a shell scat
tered them in every direction. The courier
saw but one dead body of our forces, a second
Lieutenant, but the loss has doubtless been
considerably more. A cessation of hostilities
took place at six o'clock last night, in conse
quence of a severe rain storm, but the fight
would be resumed this morning.
Gen. Morris' forces were posted on the brow
of a hill commanding their entrenchments and
he had hopes of dislodging the Rebels to day.
The Indiana 15th started early this morning to
join McClellan. Col. Tyler will continue to
hold Glenville. The 10th willreturn this way
to-morrow on their way to the main column.
HOW LOST, HOW RESTORED
JUST PUBLISHED ON THE NATURE,
TREATMENT AND RADICAL CURE OF SPE
RELEA, or Seminal Weakness, Sexual Debility, Nervous
nese, involuntary Emissions and Impotency, resulting
from Self-abuse,'&o. By Robt. J. Culverwell, M.
Sent under seal, in a plain envelope, to any address, pest
oald, on receipt of two stamps, by Dr. CHAS J C.
ELINE, 127 Bowery, New York. Post Office Box, N.
The Confessions and Exuericmoe of
Portman for the benefit and as a warning
and a caution to young men who suffer from Nervous
Debility, Premature Decay, etc., supplying at the same
time, the means of Self care, by one who mtrud himsoh,
after being put to great expense through medical imposi
tion and quackery. Single mikes may bo had of the ma
th° ,r N TEL ia ram Marrara,8aa....P..35174,....%tares county,
N. Y., by enclosing a p05tp.7.4.2,N2
Coratts.—The sudden changes of our climate
are sources of Pulmonary, Bronchial and Asthmatic Af
fections. Experience having proved that simple retie ,
dies often act speedily and certainly when taken in the
early stages of the disease, recoarse shO ild at once be
had to "Brown's Bronchial Troches," or Lozenges, let
the Cold, Cough, or Irritation of the IbrOst be ever so
slight, as by this precaution a more senses attack may
be warded off. Public. Speakers and Singers will sad
ttiem effectual for clearing end s trengthening the voice.
noe advertisement. delo-d-swawnin
GENTS BALMORAL WALKING SHOES
OR the Military, at the PhLadelphia
:hoe Ettore, No. 88) Market street.
4911-dat J. C. KIMBALL.
WANTED I 500 MEN!
For the Batteries of the sth Regi-
ment of Artillery 11. S. Army.
DAY from 11 to 21 dollars a month ac
cording to the position which the capacity and
character of the soldiers may enable him to obtain.
Rations, quarters and Medical attendance are turniqtrd
each solder, with an . ample allowance of clothing, Is ad
dition to their p B,ery rem-enable want is thus sup
pled the soldier, affording bun an opportunity of sialag
the best part of his pay.
Men of good character and sufficient intellect will hail
a fine opportunity for advancement into the comas - coo
ed grades of the army.
Apply at Jaus's Hotel, South Second street, Harris
burs; Pa. E. R CRAP T,
Dll.-dmaett 24 Lieut. sth Artillery.
Annynism Gsananat's Orrice, /
Harrisburg, July 11, 1861. r
Proposals will be received at this office until
12 o'clock, M., on Monday, the 22d inst., for
furnishing, for the use of the Reserve Volunteer
Corps of this Commonwealth, the following
18,000 Uniform Coats for Infantry.
1,000 " Jackets for Artillery.
1,000 " " for Cavalry.
This clothing most oonform in all respects with
similar articles used in the military service of the
United States, and will be subject to the appro
val of the inspectors of the State, appointed
for its examination. It will be required to be
packed in boxes, well coopered, and delivered
at the warehouse in. Harrisburg occupied by the
State, at the expense of the contractor.
Satisfactory eternity will be required for the
faithful performance of any contract allotted.
The whole quantity must be delivered on or
beiore the first day of September next
WANTED.—A good business man with
from $lOO t $5OO capital, to engage In a di's(
class business, leaving 60 per cent profit. Addreas A
Manufacturer, at this office. jylo
A FRESH. AND COMPLETE assorttn , pi
311. jest. received and !or sale by
4.4 , 41 'au no" , ~•
FIVE 'DOLLARS REWARD.
T HE above reward will be paid for tha
return of a INITED STATES SWJaD, Wen 0,
ste en from the hotel of the uncltreigned, corner Of svo
nut and Fourth streets.
A. CHANCE FOR A BARGAIN.
TO close up the concern the entire
stook of SHOES, BOOTS, Sco.,-late of Oliver 8 01
man, deceased, In tha rooms in the Market Square, will
be sold at private sale at COST; and the rooms
rented to the purchiser if desired. The tarmi will bo
made.easy. jel7•dtf - Agent.
FLAGS I PLAGE; II
NOTE PAPER AND ENVELOPES with
National designa, LETTER PAPER with a view 0 1
city of Hardeltz.trig, printed and Jar sale at
Near qbe Harrivbarg *lds&
E. IL- BIDDLE,