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THE UNION-11U; CONSTITIMON-ANE
TIM ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW.
HA RRISBITRi_: , PA
Friday Afternoon, July 12, 1861
THE DECISION OF SECRETARY CAMERON has
put an end to what heretofore was a great
nuisance as a newspaper feature, and what
gave the large dailies of the large cities such
an immense cirulation for evil, both in our
own midst and to the cause of law and order,
by giving information to the people. We
allude to the fact of the War Department super
vising all despatches that are presented at the
different telegraphic offices along the line of
military operations for transmission north, east
or west. Heretofore the practice was to con
coct the most exaggerated stories, invent all
sorts of falsehoods, and write imaginary de
scriptions of imaginary conflicts, all of which
were published in these same enterprising jour
nals as telegraphic news, to be read and ac
cepted by the incredulous public as the evi
dence of the enterprise of the publishers of the
various newspapers, where they appeared as
"special despatches from our own correspondent,"
when in reality not a single line passed over
the wires. The public were not aware of this
cheat, and greedily devoured the deception; but
the interdiction of Secretary Cameron and Gen.
Scott has put an end to the fraud,by closing the
telegraphic batteries to this class of deceivers,
BO that if they do concoct falsehoods, they can
not palm them on the public as coming over
the wires. The surveillance of the telegraph
also abolishes the evil of divulging important
movements of the army a fact that will
greatly facilitate the operations of our troops.
A class of men have been hanging on the
flanks of the army, eagerly watching every or
der, and then hastsly giving its purport to the
world. We can imagine the injury such a sys
tem was to the efficiency and effectiveness of
the men who had taken up arms to defend the
right, and therefore, in view of the change by
the Secretary of War, we can also imagine the
good that will result from the interdiction of
an unlicensed use of the telegraph by irre
sponsible newspaper reporters and correspond
ents. It must suffice the public hereafter
only to learn the tact when a battle
•en_achieyed by our gallant soldiers,
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condition of the army
THE PROCEEDINGS OE CONGRESS are not the least
evidences of the healthy tone and sentiment
which pervade the people of the loyal states on
the subject of prosecuting the war with vigor,
and thus hastening its end in the complete re
storation of law and order. Nor is it less cheer
ing that the fullest liberty of speech is granted
to those who yet cling to their sympathies for
treason. The House passed, with only five dis
senting votes, the loan bill, which authorizes
the Secretary of the Treasury to borrow on the
credit of the United States, within twelve
months, two hundred and fifty millions of dol
lars in treasury notes and stock, the propor
tions of each to be decided on by him. And
the Senate passed, with only four dissenting
votes, Senator Wilson's war bill, authorizing
the employment of 600,000 men and appro
priating five hundred million dollars to put
down the rebellion. While all loyal men will
rejoice at this prompt and vigorous action, the
malcontents will be at last convinced that they
have nothing to hope from the efforts of a few
northern traitors, who vainly oppose themselves
to the will of the nation, and set up their feeble
sophistries in Congress with not the slightest
A NUMBER or PRtrEsalt OFFICERS, equally
brave and skillful in their profession, have ten
dered their services to the United States Gov
eminent, through the Prussian Minister, Baron
Gerolt. Many more are ready to follow. Some
brave Italians, bearing the endorsement of Gar
ibaldi, who manifests the deepest interest in
maintaining the American Government and
Union, are also offering for the same purpose.
The Government has some hesitation about ac
cepting their services, as most of those who
thus offer to serve, expect high rank and good
pay. These gentlemen cannot understand the
difference between an American soldier and the
soldiers of Europe, nor do they properly appre
ciate the struggle M which we are now en
gaged. We neither fight for money or personal
renown. What we contend for, is a national
ity, a Union, Constitution and laws, transcend
ently more valuable than all the pay and fame
to be earned and achieved in any other cause.
Those, therefore, who offer to fight for pay, are
not the soldiers to draw a sword or shoulder a
musket in this cause. If they can teach them
selves to love our country, we will accept their
services, and not until then.
WE have advices from the Utah army to June
14. Everything was prepared for the march,
and the soldiers could all be on the road in
ten days. Lieutenant Dudley, whose command
was aboard, was ordered to return to the fort
and await orders from Washington. Col.
Cooke, of the Second dragoons, Dr. Moore, and
Lieutenant Green bad been visiting Salt Lake
city. The rumor that disloyalty had shown
itself in Fort Crittenden is °facially contra
"Tacna" Hardee took command of the rebel
forces id Memphis on the 24th ult.
Tan salary of the Assistant Secretary of War
15 to be $3,000.
The class of men who at first opposed the ef
forts of the administration to suppress the re
bellion in the slave states, and who were forced
from their sympathy for treason by the enthu
siastic unanimity with which the masses of the
free states supported the government, are now
attempting a new disguise by assuming posi
tions of neutrality. It is alleged by these
demagogues that the war on the south is an
unrighteous crusade on the people of that sec
tion, and that it would be easier to arrest and
punish the leaders of the rebellion by the civil
process, than it is to pillage cities and towns
and lay waste entire commonwealths in an
effort to vindicate the law against the assump
tions of an impotent and imbecile band of trai
tors. This is the last dodge of those whose
neutrality heretofore led them into open con
sultation with traitors, and it is put forward
now, not in the hope that it may lead to a
settlement of the difficulties in which treason
has involved the nation, but with the deliberate
design of embarrassing the government, and
securing, if possible the disgrace and the failure
of an administration based on Republican prin
ciples. The achievment of this object is to be
the peculiar work of the minority in both
Houses of Congress—where a bitter crusade
against the policy of the administration, ap
peals to the prejudices of their followers, and
direct resorts to falsehoods are to be substituted
for an open opposition to the war. No nation
ever was infested with a more desperate class of
political gamesters than are those who are en
gaged iu these plots to overthrow the adminis
tration of Abraham Lincoln. No party ever
had so little beyond their own aggrandisement
to animate them in a purpose, as the party
which is fast organizing to oppose the prosecu
tion of the war, and when it has fairly develop
ed its design, it will be seen that the end they
have in view is the re-establishing of the same
system of frauds and favoritism which hereto
fore preserved the loyality of the south, while
it maintained its politicians and demagogues in
place and power.
As this treason had its origin in an open po
litical organization, it must have its end in the
destruction of that organization. There is no
dodging or avoiding this fact. It is part of the
history of the past—part of the dark history of
our government, which will remain to mar the
reputation of our institutions and disgrace the
generation in which it occurred. If the men
who concocted the plan to destroy the govern
ment are to be welcomed back to its folds with
out even so much as a gentle rebuke, then we
certainly dare not in the future rely on the
laws we enact for our defence and safety. If
what is now being done to secure the suppres
sion of treason is to be questioned and impugn
ed, then indeed will we offer a license to future
rebellion, and invite all who are dissatisfied
with the political action of a majority of the
people, either to open treason against, or to a
sickly neutrality when rebellion threatens the
,• • a! _ .rero ative of the lovernment.
when compromise is proposed a truce is secretly
designed, by which treason, and not law and
order, is to be strengthened. They will under
stand those who are daily insinuating the injus
tice of coercioa in the enforcement of the law,
in positions by whiah they claim to be neutrals,
to be engaged in a political sympathy for trea
son, which is justified by all their past political
actions and present political proclivities. They
will understand this, because there can be no
difference of opinion towards this rebellion, and
still maintain a loyalty to the government.
There can be no other policy pursued towards
the traitors than that adopted by the ad
ministration, of crushing them out, and bringing
their leaders to a speedy and a terrible retribu
tion. Those who oppose this policy are equally
guilty with the traitors themselves. Those who
assume attitudes of neutrality in this juncture
are worse than traitors, because to their deceit
they add the crime of cowardice, in an hour
when their country most needs their services.
Now is the time to test the loyalty and sin
cerity of men, when the action of the Executive
in relation to treason is to be submitted to the
endorsement of the legislative branch of the
government. Those who impugn or oppose
that action, are the secret foes of the country.
We insist upon this as unmistakably true, be
cause in an hour like this no loyal man will
question or condemn any action which looks to
the vindication of the federal authority and
laws of the land. Let this be the standard of
our Americanism as well as patriotism.
THE HON. HENRY MAY'S ALLEGED MISSION.-
The Washington Star says : "We can assure
the public that neither the government nor any
member of it has the slightest lot or part, di
rect or indirect, in the current visit, errand or
mission jwhichever it may be,) of the Hon.
Henry May, Member of Congress of I,Maryland,
to Richmond. It is understood that he did ap
ply to the President to be authorized to carry
some expression from the Government here to
the oligarchy in Richmond concerning the
affair of the times, and was promptly given to
understand that the Government had no propo
sitions whatever, or even suggestions, to make,
and would grant him no pass as an envoy or
messenger from Washington to Richmond. He
did, however, obtain a pass as a private citizen,
traveling upon his own business, to go beyond
the lines of the forces of the United States."
WE regret to learn that Mrs. Longfellow has
died from her burns. She was a daughter of
the Hon. William Appleton, of New York city,
and was very much beloved among her intimate
friends, although by no means inclined to gay
society. She was Mr. Longfellow's second wife,
and brought him a large fortune. Mr. Long
fellow's wounds received in the endeavor to
save his wife, although severe, are not incura
THE Christian Association's army committee
of New York has received an order for 10,000
hymn books from the chaplain of Gen. Ander
son's Kentucky brigade.
LINUT. CRITTENDEN, son of Hon. John J. Crit
tenden, denies, in a card in the Louisville Dem
ocrat, that he has joined the rebelo,
THE GAME 01 THE NEUTRALS.
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OPPRESSION THE END OF REBELLION.
Every rebellion that ever was organized and
succeeded, has finally resulted in the oppression
of the masses of the people. This seems to be
natural and in accordance with the objects of
those who generally engage in violent irrup
tions of government, because when men band
together in an open crusade against laws in the
formation of which they were engaged, we can
conclude that it is for no general good purpose,
or no object tending to the moral, social or po
litical improvement of the community they
seek to control. The rebellions of France, which
were wrongly dignified with the title of revolu
tions, were fair samples of the end to which such
violent attempts to destroy one and substitute
another form of government tend, while the
history of every rebellion that has ever deluged
a land in blood, proves that a rebel's motive is
ever the oppression and degradation of man
kind. Nor is:this all. The progress of rebel
lions generally results in sub-rebellions and di
visions which utterly exposes the hypocrisy of
those who clamor amid their bloody orgies that
they are laboring for the rescue of a nation
which they themselves are convulsing with
passion, or striving to elevate a people through
the cells of a prison and the means of a scaffold.
In the rebellion with which our government is
now grappling, these divisions are already oc
curring. In almost every section we see indi
cations of sub-revolution against the despotic
purposes which have been manifested ; and one
of the latest and most tart and emphatic of
those we find in a recent number of the Mem
phis Avalanche, a print which, in its revolution
ary ravings, has hitherto beaten out of sight
even the Charleston Mercury and the Richmond
papers. It appears that a purpose has been ex
hibited on the part of the members of the
legislature of Tennessee to deprive the people
of the election of members of Congress, through
some trickery of the secession Governor, Harris;
and the writer in the Avalanche comments on
the project in the following language ;
"Gov. Harris has issued his proclamation
announcing the final vote of separation, but
why does he not order the election? Can it be
possible he, conniving at the combination mak
ing in the Legislature by certain Congressional
aspirants, who, afraid to submit their claims tc
the people, are attempting to take' the election
in their own hands? Freemen of Tennessee!
your representatives are betraying your dearest
rights. They are attempting to rob you of
the dearest franchise of a freeman—the right
of representation and usurp the power in
their own hands under the flimsy pretext that
we are in the presence of an enemy, and it
will not do to suffer the people to pass through
the excitement of an election. Under this
miserable plea, a set of ambitious politicians
hope to ride rough-shod over your liberties,
and elevate themselves to power upon their
ruins, thinking the presence of an enemy will
make you tamely submit till they are firmly
enthroned and their heels upon your necks and
then defy you. Arise, freemen of Tennessee
and rebuke them—hurl them from power ; and
if they should have the unblushing audacity to
attempt to legislate for you, through self-ap
pointed delegates, raise the standard of REVOLT,
and crush them as you have nobly don
, fffraffse of complaint in Tennessee. A se
cession paper in Nashville—the Patriot—de
scribes a mode of replenishing the Confederate
treasury, not so novel in the history of the
world at large as curious when it is brought
into play amongst the friends and admirers of
a new order of things, having in view the
greater security to the rights of the citizen. A
Colonel Strong, of Monroe county, Miss., had
not opened his purse as widely as was desired,
and so was singled out and stigmatized in a
public print as obnoxious to the general charge
" that not one in a thousand of the wealthy
planters of the country have contributed a
tithe of what it is their highest and most sa
cred duty to bestow ;" and the Gazette adds
"A gentleman from a county in North Missis
sippi informed us, some ten days ago, that the
authorities of his county had taken steps to
compel the close-fisted there to bear their full
proportion of the burdens of the day, and that
they had been successful."
On what this success was based we are unfor
tunately left in the dark ; but one thing we
may legitimately infer, and that is that the
money was forthcoming by some new and
short and sharp process, not known to the
guaranties of the old Constitution, but by some
thing like the old law of the road—" stand and
deliver!" Truly the citizens of the new Con.
federacy are to be congratulated on the im
proved way in which their affairs are adminis
tered by Mr. Jefferson Davis and his subordi
TAR GUERILLAS OF THE SOUTH.
The editor of the New Pork Evening Express,
writing from Washington, discourses very in
dignantly in reference to the position and plans
of General Scott, and the miserable system of
guerilla warfare established by the rebels. In
the face of their claim to the title of chivalry,
the plan of laying in ambush and shooting
pickets, which is daily practiced by the rebels,
is the best evidence we can have of their real
character and deSigns. The editor of the Ex
press writes as follows on this subject :
In regard to the purposes of our own army, it
is not in the power of any one to foreshadow the
counsels of the general-in-chief. They must, of
course, be guided by circumstances, which have
already been controlled by events not contem
plated two months since. It was supposed, for
example, that the enemy would make a stand
for battle at Harper's Ferry, and not rest con
tent with the mere destruction of valuable
bridges, locomotives, cars, and other public and ;
private property, which a little time and means
could repair. It was supposed by Gen. Scott
and all thoughtful persons here, that such men
as Davis and Stephens, President and Vice Pres
, ident of the confederate states, and Generals
Beauregard and Johnson, all having the claims
which belong to gentlemen of education and
refinement, would care more for an open field
fight than for that system of miserable guerilla
warfare, the cruelty of which is next to its in
efficiency. It establishes nothing and settles
nothing. The system had its chief origin in
Spain, and there Gen. Napier was frank enough
to speak of it, as the offspring of disorder—add
ing, truly enough, that disorder in war is weak
ness, accompanied by ills the least of which is
sufficient to produce ruin. Wellington believed
in the system at first, but, advancing into Spain,
soon changed his tuind. Napoleon despised it
always, and once reprimaflded his generals for
attempting it, because it was a nullity. And
yet, so far, this is about all the real strife we
have been treated with, on the Potomac line,
but it is defended in Richmond and tip anal
by the press, generals and citizens, as the per
fection of war. More success has attended it, I
fear, than our commanders have acknowledged,
but a wise enemy would foresee that every man
thus killed—assassinated, I might say,—would,
in the end, be as the sowing of those dragon's
teeth which sprung forth armed men against the
enemy. A section of country which can put
half a million of armed men in the field in six
months, need fear nothing from guerilla war
fare, beyond the loss of a few brave men, whose
places are certain to be supplied ten times over
by those ready to avenge their fall. If, upon
those who adopt the system, the effect is as
Napier says, to call forth "habits of unbridled
license, of unprincipled violence and disrespect
for the rights of property, rendering men unfit
for the duties of citizens "—what effect must it
also have upon those who suffer from its use?
1 Retaliation and revenge upon a large scale, will
be the consequences upon those who regard it
as an act of heroism to kill a soldier upon guard
or a picket at his post.
XXXVIIth Congress--Extra Session.
SENATE. —Mr. WIISON (Mass.) introduced a
bill relative to the sanitary commission re
ferred to in the report of the military commit
tee. He also gave notice that he should intro
duce a bill authorizing the Federal Government
to take personal property in the rebel States,
where the owners have been found in rebellion
against the Government.
He also offered a resolution instructing the
Judiciary committee to inquire what legislation,
if any, is necessary to rtstrict the sale of spirit
uous liquors in the District of Columbia, while
the soldiers are here. Agreed to.
Mr. TRU3IBULL, (Ill.,) presented a resolution
asking the Secretary of War to inform the Sen
ate whether any contracts have been made ex
cept by the regular officers of he commissary
or quarter-master departments, and if so to lay
them before the Senate. Agreed to.
Mr. SAIIISBURRY, (Del.) offered a resolution
proposing amendments to the Constitution, for
the peaceable adjustment of the present diffi
culties. Ordered to be printed.
Mr. SUMTER, (Mass.,)presented the memorial
of citizens of Massachusetts, asking Congress to
sanction the sanitary commission, and also to
provide a sanitary board to go with each large
body of troops.
He also presented a petition asking Congress
to remove all cause of war, which, in the view
of the petitioners, is the continued permission
Mr. GRAIL - Au, (lowa,) presented a bill estab
lishing a national armory on Rock Island, Illi
nois. Referred to the committee on naval Af
Mr. HALE, (N. H.) reported back the bill to
alter and regulate the navy rations. The bill
passed. Also, a bill to provide for assistant
HOUSE.—The following select committees
were announced : To inquire and report rela
tive to the establishment of a national armory
west of the Alleghenies—Messrs. Moorhead,
McClernand, Bingham, Kellogg of Michigan,
Stratton, (Delaware,) Rollin and Wallace.
The Select Committee to inquire into the
subject of army contracts are Messrs. Tan
Eyck, Washburne, Holman, Featon, Dawes,
Steele of New Jersey, and Jackson.
On Pacific Railroads—Messrs. Curtis, Camp
- " —" Cox, Webster, Franchof,
We and resolution substantially le4s
WHEREAS, It is rumored that Gilbert Mars
ton, of New Hampshire, James E. Kerrigan, of
New York, Charles, J. Biddle, of Pennsylvania,
Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania, and
Samuel R. Curtis, of lowa, holding seats in this
House, have been sworn into the military ser
vice under the authority of the United States ;
and whereas, James H. Campbell, of Pennaylva
nio, has also been admitted on the floor of this
House, he holding a military commission,
Resolved, That the Committee on Elections be
instructed to inquire and report, without un
necessary delay, whether the gentlemen above
named, or any of them, claiming seats here, and
at the same time holding military offices under
the authority of the United States, are consti
tutionally disqualified from being members of
this House while holding such military com
Mr. LOVEJOY (Ill.) desired the resolution to
lie upon the table.
Mr. VALLAND/OHAM said, two similar cases
have heretofore been decided by the House, and
it was determined that they were disqualified
as members, owing to their military commis
sions. He did not wish to trespass on the pa
tience of the House by elaborate remarks at
this time, but this being a grave matter, it
should be investigated.
Mr. McKierour (Pa.) wanted an amendment
made, namely, to insert Vallandigham's name
in the resolution.• After the gentleman's speech
on Wednesday, the Committee on Elections
ought to examine into Vallandigham's creden
tials, to ascertain whether or not he was ac
credited to the wrong Congress.
Mr. VALLANDIGRAM replied that if the gen
tleman desired any personal controversy with
him he could have it elsewhere whenever and
wherever he should decide. He (Mr. V.) came
into to the House to abide by its rules and usa
ges of decorum, but not to violate them.
Mr. litaxicurr said neither did he mean to
violate the decorum of the body. [There were
cries of "order ! order !" during this spirited
Mr. CAmsanr.r. (Pa.) said that as for himself,
whose name was mentioned in the resolution,
he held his seat here by virtue of the confi
dence of the people of the Eleventh Con
gressional District of Pennsylvania. His
commission as Colonel was under authority
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
He held no two offices under the Federal
Government. He had taken the oath of alle
giance and to support the Constitution, as Val
' landigham did, and in this respect they were
even. This matter did not rise to the dignity
l of a legal question. If this House should de
tide that there was any conflict of commissions
in his case, he would resign his seat here, and
follow the flag of his country in the open field
wherever it may be. [Applause.]
Mr. BLNGHAM, (Ohio,) did not understand Mr.
Campbell to say that he held a commission un
der the Federal government, and therefore he
did not understand the facts to be as stated in
CAPTURES OF PRIVATEERS
Bosro x, July 12.
A brig from Bangor arrived at Newport this
morning, with the crew of the brig John
Welch, from Trinidad, for. Falmouth, which
was captured by the privateer Jeff. Davis on
Saturday off Cape Hatteras. The crew were
put on board the ship John Goodwin, from New
York, bound to Montevideo, which they also
ransacked, but allowed to proceed on account
of her draft of water. The same privateer also
captured the schooner T. C. Warner, of New
York, and an unknown brig, about 100 miles
south-east of Nantucket south shoals.
A SCHOONER CAPTURED BY THE, PRIVA
TEER JEFF DAVIS.
The schooner Enehantres3 from Bos,,bound
to St. Jago, was captured by the privateer Jeff
DPrtavis, on the Bth, wad sent to some southern
BATTLE IN UPPER MISSOURI,
ANOTHER UNEQUAL CONTEST
THE REBELS AGAIN REPULSED
OVIRRILLA WARFARE OF THE ENEMY
ST. Lours, July 11.
J. H. Bowen, agent of the Hannibal and St.
Joseph Railroad, brings the following account
of affairs in that section of the State:
About two o'clock on Wednesday morning
the camp of the Federal troops, under Colonel
Smith, of the Illinois Sixteenth, near Monroe
station, some thirty miles west of Hannibal,
embracing 300 of the lowa Third, 200 of the
Illinois Sixteenth, and about 100 of the Hanni
bal Home Guards, was attacked by 1,600 Seces
sionists, under Brigadier General Harris. Al
though the Federals were surprised, they repelled
the attack, drove the rebels back, killed four,
and wounded several, besides capturing five
prisoners and seven horses. Harris retreated to
Monroe, where another skirmish occurred, in
which the rebels were again repulsed. Smith
then took up a position and sent messengers for
reinforcements from Quincy. He was afterward
surrounded by a large force, but it was thought
he could hold out until reinforcements reached
him. Most of the rebel troops were mounted.
There are now about 1000 Federal troops en
camped in the vicinity of Pilot Knob.
Quneor, 111., July 11.—Capt. McAllister, of
the sixteenth Illinois Regiment, was shot by
the Secessionists, concealed in the brushwood,
while placing a picket guard of seven men five
miles this side of Monroe, Mo. Five men of
Capt. Petrie's company, of this city, were also
killed at the same time and place.
A force of about 1200 infantry and cavalry
leave here to-night to succor Col. Smith. We
have no further news from him than that
he was surrounded by 1600 cavalry, and in
Ex• Gov. Wood and Gen. Mather, of this
State, accompany the expedition.
REBEL OPERATIONS IN MISSOURI.
Attempts to Seize a Railroad Train and
Burn a Bridge Foiled•
The express train on the Hannibal and St.
Joseph Railroad, bound east to-day, was stopped
at Monroe by 400 rebels, and an attempt made
to take possession, but it escaped unharmed,
and was backed to Hudson. It is reported that
there are 3,000 rebels at Hannewalt station, who
will attempt to burn the Salt River bridge, east
of Palmyra, to-night. The station house at
Monroe has been burned, and the telegraph
wires being cut, we ere unable to learn to what
extent the depredations are being carried on.
The blockade will not affect travel to the east,
as the locality of the trouble is east of Hudson,
the junction of the North Missouri railroad. A
vigorous attempt will be made to disperse the
Five hundred federal troops left here this
morning, and they will be joined by 700 men
An unsuccessful attempt was made to burn
the Salt River bridge last night--the fire going
out after the rebels left.
F:TT ' MMITI
BATTERIES ERECTING TO COMMAND THE
'' ' _CARP.
BIJOKRANNON, July 11.
The latest intelligence from Gen. McClellan
is to 2 o'clock this afternoon, when he had
commenced erecting his batteries on the hill
sides. The rebels opened fire, but without
causing any loss.
When the courier left Gen. Morris still held
the rebels in check at Laurel Hill, awaiting or
ders to advance. The skirmishing had been
brisk and frequent for the past twenty-four
hours. Three of the Seventh and Ninth Indi
ana were killed and one of the Ohio Fourteenth
and Seventh wounded of the three regiments.
An occasional shell was sent into the rebel
camp, a mile and a half distant, to keep them
in their position.
LATEST FROM MARTINSBURG.
MAR'IDISBURG, July 11.
Capt. Girard, company F, of the . Seventh
Regiment, captured on Sunday three troopers,
four horses, two revolvers, one holster pistol,
one Hall carbine, and four swords. Capt.
Girard is an old Algerine soldier, and served in
the Chasseurs D'Afrique.
During a reconnoissance, made in force by
the Fourteenth Pennsylvania and First City
Troop, a nephew of Capt. Butler, of the Confed
erate army, was taken.
Seventeen prisoners, consistingof well known
secessionists and the enemy's troopers, are un
der the ears of the Provost Marshal. This num
ber embraces all the prisoners not sent from
here to Fort Delaware.
The First and Third Pennsylvania Regiments
remain here for the present, as a guard over
An order was given yesterday to move this
morning, but was countermanded last night at
WITHDRAWAL OF THE REBELS FROM
FAIR AX COURT HOUSE.
ALEXANDRIA, July 12.
Reports from Fairfax Court House indicate
the gradual withdrawal of the rebel forces. A
farmer from that vicinity reports that the pick
ets which have hitherto extended two miles
outside of Fairfax were withdrawn the day be
An unfounded rumor prevailed in the Ohio
camps to-day that those troops were to return
to Washington to-morrow morning.
There have been no attacks on the pickets
for several days.
Secretary Cameron ; Senator Wilkinson, of
Minnesota, and Representative Morehead, visi
ted the Pennsylvania boys, now in charge of
the Government railway, last evening.
A SUPPOSED PRIVATEER.
BOSTON, July 12.
Capt. (halo; of the British bark Major Nor
ton, from St. Martins, reports that, on the 9th
inst., in lat. 39 lon. 68, he saw a full rigged
brig showing French colors, which hailed him
in English, but he replied in French, which
they did not understand. They, however,
chased the bark for three hours, but were out
sailed. The brig was of about 180 tons, and
American built. She had no name on her stern
and was undoubtedly a privateer.
WISE REPORTED HUNQ.
WAEIRDIGTON, July 12.
There is a report that Wise has been taken
prisoner and hung. The report comes from
Marshal Lamon, who gives it as official. It is
possible, however, that even this high authori
ty may be laisisformed. So we wait for the
mails for facts.
EARTHQUAKE SHOCK IN CANADA.
Idoreratar., July 12.
A severe shock of earthquake was experi
enced here last night, and lasted several minutes.
It was felt at the same time in various places
in Canada. west. In Ottawa city chimneys were
Worn 4491174 and buildings &attend,
THE WAR FOR THE UNION.
Enemy Completely Routed.
GEO. BERGNER, ESQ.,
I have reliable information that Genera
Clellan has routed the enemy at Laurel Hill
coppletely beating and scattering their furr e
and has taken their arms and equipments.
The victory is complete. I will give you pa
[As soon as the news is regularly made pub.
lie, a salute of thirty-four guns will be fired
from Capitol Hill, and it is expected that
bells of the various churches and engine h , i;%:s
will be rung.—En. TELEGRAPH.]
ST. JOSEPH, July 11
A resolution was offered in the City Coum.il
last night, requiring the raising of a commute:
to inquire into the abduction of youths un I
age into the Southern Confederacy State all
tarp. They have decided that no more meet
shall be spent on military encampments, azil
also demanded that the Governor call in all the
arms in possession of the State Guard, eel
make a fair distribution of them between tb,
Home and State Guards. Movements look t)
the disbanding of the Guards.
The Richmond Dispatch learns that a laze:
number of negroes captured by the Federal
troops have been sent to Cuba to be sold, as one
means of defraying the expenses of the war.
J. T. Songster of Col. Baker's regiment,
native of Philadelphia, was shot by mistake, by
a sentry, on Sunday night, and died yesterday
Thirty men of Col. Wardrop's regiment made
a reconnoisance within nine miles of Yorktown.
They went up between James river and Great
Bethel. At the latter place is posted 200 Con
. • and 100 ATEIe
regim~ro g ew x
Col. Duryea's ent, have arrived here.
The time of the Massachusetts regiments expire
on the 16th, and that of the First Vermont a
few days later.
TERRIFIC TORNADO IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
GREAT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
ArenaWU ; N. H., July 12.
A tornado at Londonderry yesterday unroofed
houses, demolished sheds, ruined orchards, the
crops, etc. Its area was about one third of a
mile in width through valuable timber land,
levelling everything, blockading the roads, and
doing damage to the extent of several thousand
dollars. No persons were injured, though the
population wore much frightened and in every
THE REVOLTING GARII3ALDIANS.
WARRINGTON, July 12.
The revolting Garibaldians, seventy in num
ber, are still confined in the Treasury building
and will probably be tried by court martial.
Comm.—The sudden changes of our climate
are sources of Pulmonary, Bronchial and Asthmatic Af
fections. Experience having proved that simple reme•
dies often act speedily and certainly when taken-in the
early stages of the disease, recourse should at once be
had to "Brows's Bronchial Troches," OP Lozenges, let
the Cold, Cough, or Irritation of the Throit be ever so
slight, as by this precaution a more sexism attack may
be warded off. Public Speakers and Singers will dud
them effectual for clearing ands trengthening the estee.
sae advertisement. delo-41-swaweiu
QUARTERMASTER GENRHAI'S OFFICE,
Harrisburg, July 12, 1861.
Sealed Proposals will be received at this office
until 12 o'clock, as,, on Saturday, the 20th day
of July, 1861, for the following Army Supplies,
deliverable at the State Military Store, Harris
burg, in quantities as required. Said proposals
to be publicly opened at the time and place
named, and the successful bidders to be an
nounced as soon thereafter as convenient —the
right being reserved by the State to increase or
diminish the number and quantity of said arti
One thousand common tents, army pattern
poles, pins, &c., complete.
One hundred wall tents, army pattern poles.
pins, flies, &c., complete.
One thousand axe handles, hickory.
One thousand pick handles, hickory.
Twenty bugles, for mounted artillery.
One thousand and ten stable frocks.
It is desirable that all the above articles be .
of domestic manufacture, and when any or
them are furnished by the United States, the
same must conform in all respects to the sealed
standard pattern in the United States Quarter
master's office and military store, Philadelphia.
Ten per cent of the amount of each delivery
to be retained as a forfeiture until the contract
is completed. The above articles being requir
ed for immediate use, the time of delivery will
be considered in awarding contracts. Contrac
tors to state in their proposals the time when
the goods can be delivered, and the speedy de
livery of such articles as are needed will be con
sidered in awarding the contract. Successful
bidders to give bonds with two approved secu
Every proposal to be endorsed, Proposal for
Army Supplies. July 20th, 1861.
All supplies contracted for under these pro
posals to be delivered at the Military Store
house in the city of Harrisburg, unless other
wise directed, free of all charge for freight, box
ing or drayage, unless freight to place of deliv
ery is greater than to Harrisburg, in which case
the difference will be allowed. All packages sa
delivered to be marked on the outside with
number and description of articles therein, and
name of party famishing same, together with
an invoice of contents, enclosed, embracing, in
addition to above, notice of what special sup
ply it is a part. R. O. HALE,
jy/2110. Q, Qv&
FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA
PHILADELPHIA, July 12
He is now encamped on their old ground
FROM LOUISVILLE, KY.
LOUISVILLE, July 1:2
LATEST FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
FORTRESS Minato; July 12