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Where breathes the foe but falls before 1111
With Freedom's soli beneath our feet,
and . Freedom's banner streaming o'er us
THE -UNION-THE CONSTITUTION-AM
THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW.
Thursday Afternoon, August 22, 1801.
THE PEOPLE AND THE PRESS.
HOB IFIOLINON THE =UT Or TREASONABLE EX
We alluded yesterday to the fact that in 10.
cantles in this state the people had risen in their
wrath and their might to silence and destroy
certain newspapers, that had been made obnox
ious to the loyalty of the masses by the senti
ments and sympathy they published and pro
claimed in favor of treason. We deplored the
fact that any cause had been given thus to dis
turb the propriety of otherwise loyal and re
spectable communities, but it must be no matter
of surprise that a patient people are likely to be
stirred to anger when an insolent foe dares to
intrude his professions where patriotic men are
consulting for the safety of the Union. It was
the fact that a Democratic citizen of Easton, a
Democratic representative in Congress, at a
Democratic meeting had bitterly and deliberate
ly assailed the government, which aroused the
fury of the mob that afterwards destroyed one
and menaced other printing offices in Easton.
In this case, who is to blame ? Are the people
to blame for showing their disapproval of treason,
or are Democrats and Democratic members
of Congress, who indulge in open sympathy
for traitors, worthy of censure for their temeri
ty P We must look these questions fairly in the
face, and decide now, whether we intend to
suffer an enemy to grow up in our midst. We
must understand the-fact that while some of us
are willing to march forth with arms in our
hands, braving the roughness of camp life and
the dangers of death, others are remaining at
home, manufacturing sympathy for traitors
abroad, assailing our government to maintain
the charges of the rebels, that the free states
have always been corrupt, and doing all manner
of things must likely to bring ourselves into
odium, our cause into disgrace, and our dis
tracted country into the power of this rebellion.
If such things are to be tolerated in our own
midst, this government is not justifiable in ask
ing other men to bear arms in its defence. If
a licentipus and treasonable press, a press which
a year ago went into the disruption of a great
party for -the purpose of bringing about the
success of this rebellion, a press which has
labored since the first gun was fired by the
rebels, to embarras the federal authorities—if
these editers, publishers or proprietors are suf
fered and einiUuraged to continue to assail as
they have and are assailing the loyal men and
the federal government of this land, we must
candidly adMit, that we prove ourselves too
tolerant for our own preservation, or too igno
rant of the efforts of treason to be able to cope
successfully with its malignancy.
On this subject we yesterday deplored the fact
that a mob had destroyed two printing offices,
one in West Chester and another in Elston.
We repeat now that the scoundrels who edit
and print such sheets seek the very results that
occurred in the localities named, because they
feel assured that the law which licensed them
to indulge in their treason. will - reimburse the
damages resulting from the destruction of their
property. As the case stands in law, this could
perhaps not be avoided—therefore the law must
either be abolished-that protects traitors in their
assaults in our own midst, or a law must be
provided that will put an end to the business of
treason as carried on in the dough-face press of
the north. We bays suffered long and patiently.
The people of the free states have yielded and
compromised, until submission to treason is now
boldly being forced upon them by men who call
themselves democrats, and by others who la
ment for peace because war has destroyed their
political positions, and exposed their personal cor
ruptions and cowardice. If these men intend to
persist in their assaults on this government—if
the press that has always defended the rights
and the honor of slavery persists in attacking
the men who are struggling with a slave-hold
er's rebellion, and an effort to make slavery
the science of this government, and the test of
those who are to govern—we declare that if all
these proofs of treason are daily to be flaunted
in our faces and cast into the teeth of loyal men,
mob violence is bound to be the result, and its
destruction of - property may be deemed its pres
ent smallest effects. A. doom more terrible than
all thi s who will betraitori in spite
of admonition and a residence among loyal
In another column we print the detailed ac
count of the riot Itt Easton. We desire that the
reader should particularly notice that the mob
was aroused to passion by the conduct, of a
Democratic Congressman re-iterating the senti
ments of his class, who have opposed the war
and the administration, and who, like our
neighbors 'of the Patriot and Union, have been
preaching treason from behind the privileges of
the liberty of speech and the freedom of the
O A.m. sus Lunen Tama on our western
and south-western frontier, the Cherokees alone
appear to , have resisted the wily wooing of the
confederioi. The Creeks, Choctaws, Send
nobs aniCidokasswe are all reported to have
entered into 4reatiea with the diplomatists
of nmeoondotn, and many of them are will-
Mg to jainli did witr' Upon thetrnion,
About the time that the government has fair
ly gathered its strength to destroy the rebels at
the south, their accessories and sympathisers at
the north, are crying for peace, which, if estab
lished, could only be humiliating to the majes
ty of our laws and the force of our authorities.
One of the plans resorted too to humiliate the
government, is the circulation of the Day Book,
the Daily News and the Journal of Commerce,
newspapers which have all been indicted by a
United States Grand Jury, for their treasonable
and insiduous publications. The men who pat
ronize these papers are linked as closely with
treason as are the traitors themselves, who bear
arms in the rebel ranks. In proof of this fact
we have the authority of the Lancaster Express
for stating that the leaders of a peace meeting
in that county, the men who proclaimed them
selves opposed to the war, opposed to the ad
ministration, opposed to coercion and in favor
of peace, were in receipt of the Day Book and
Daily News, one of them receiving thirteen and
another six copies. These are the men who are
associating with the farmers of Pennsylvania,
exaggerating the expense of this struggle, de
preciating the result of vindication, and doing
all in their power to bring about the defeat of
the federal army—the overthrow of the federal
authority, and the final humiliation of the free
states of thii Union. They print slander, mis
representation, attacks on the government and
sympathy for the rebellion, issue them gratui
tously to the people, and when public indigna
tion is aroused against them, they endeavor to
palliate their crimes with the liberty of speech,
or hide their treason behind the freedom of the
The organs of treason to which we have al
luded are now distributed to all who will re
ceive them, in accordance with the following
circular, which is sent over the country under
seal and stamp of letter postage :
[Confidential.] Mr. --: Sir: I understand
you to be an influential citizen of county.
I take the liberty of sending you our paper, the
Daily .News [or Day Book] for une month. The
coat is defrayed by a society whose object is to
enlist talent of the State in favor of peace
measures. Should you think proper to become a
subscriber after that date, please signify the
This is the influence which is developing the
peace meetings all over the loyal states. This
is the liberty of the press that is assailing the
government, and traducing the valor of our
soldiers. Some of these very organs of rebel
lion are received in the Harrisburg post-office,
which will also account for the sympathy which
treason begets in our own community.
7'llE ALLOTMENT TICKETS.
The twelfth section of au "aet to authorize
the employment of volunteers to aid in enforc
ing the laws and protecting public property,"
passed by Congress on July 19th, 1861, provides
"that the Secietary of War be and he is hereby
authorized and directed to introduce among the
volunteer forces in the service of the United
States the system of allotment tickets, now used
in the navy, or some equivalent system, by
which the family of the volunteer may draw
such portions of his pay as he may request."
An "allotment ticket" is simply a power of
attorney given by the sailor to his wife or mo
ther, or whoever he, may have to provide for,
entitling this person to a certain portion of the
monthly pay of the grantor. On presentation
of the allotment ticket at the office of the pro
perly appointed government agent, the bearer
receives the amount to which the ticket entitles
him or her, and in the account books of the
ship in which the man sails, the same amount
is deducted from his regular wages.
By the section we have cited above, the Se
cretary of War is directed to establish the Rime
facilities for soldiers in the Union armies. We
have reason to believe that the existence of this
law is not generally known among our troops,
and that many who are now under arms are
anxious to avail themselves of its provisions,
if the proper authorities will take the requisite
measures, while many who would otherwise
enlist al e prevented by the impossibility, as
they believe, of leaving any adequate provision
for their wives and children. Private charity
has done much to aid the families of volunteers;
bat this aid is not certain and regular, and it
has the character of a charitable gift, and gives
the recipient the feelings of a pauper. All this
can be avoided, if the department will cause it to
be made known that every man who enlists
may assign a part of his pay to the support of
his family, and that proper officers will be ap
pointed to make payments at stated periods—
monthly, if possible—to all holders of allot
ment tickets. A soldier may easily leave ten
dollars monthly to the support of his family.
This gives him three dollars per month to spend
for tobacco and other small luxurieg. The sum
thus assigned would be certain, and the recipi
ents would feel that they received not charity,
but honorable support.
ONS OF TOM Mosr Srsocisary Sumo= exhi
bitions that has ever been made by the Ameri
can press, is that made by the Patriot and Union
this morning, in publishing the list of deserters
from the Second Regiment of Pennsylvania Re
serve. Gov. Curtin has the reputation of being
a wag, but we never imagined that he would
permit his waggery to go to such lengths, pro
vided that he ordered this deserter's list to be
published in this traitor sbeet. The world will
wonder at the exhibition, and the men who de
serted will be sickened to see that in the very
columns from which they expected to draw ex
cuses for their treason, they behold the terrible
evidences of their recreancy by the publication
of their names as deserters. Surely the authori
ties seek the perpetration of a wicked jest in
this dark hour of our country's peril, or they
endeavor to make the disgrace of treason doubly
severe by compelling traitor hands to inflict
their own punishments. As the affair now
stands, we can assure the Gevemor that the
fact of the, appearance of this list in the Patriot
and Union will create as much indignation as
has its other publications, which doubtless led
to the encouragement for these very men to
desert. Is it the pollerof a loyal government
to patronize a traitor publication? We pause
for a reply. '
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Treason Yielding to Indignation.
THE MASKED BATTERY OF TR: TRAITOR PRESS.
Peace and Compromise Repudiated.
Yesterday we announced the fact that the
people of E iston had been aroused to fury by
the conduct of certain speakers at a Democratic
meeting, and the past course of certain old
Breckinridge organs, which persisted in contriv
ing to give aid and comfort to the enemy. The
following is a detailed account of the transaction,
from the Easton Journal:
Immediately after the reading of the resolu
tions at the Democratic meeting on Monde) , af
ternoon there was disapprobation manifested in
the crowd, and soon after Colonel Johnson com
menced his address it increased, and he was re
quested by one of the Associate Judges (a Demo
crat, who is a true and loyal citizen) to desist
in his expressions of sympathy with the rebels.
He was permitted to go on with his address
which was lengthy, at the close of which a citi
zen was called upon for a reply, who was not
permitted to speak. The excitement increased,
and a fight took place at the American Hotel
where pistols were drawn.
Early in the evening se, eral hundred persons
assembled in front of Colonel Johnson's resi
dence in the Square. They burnt his effigy
and would have scuttled his house, had it not
been for his family and several Republicans
who were present.
The crowd then proceeded in a body to the
office of the Easton Sentind. Mr. Neiman re
sides in another part of the town, which per
haps saved him from personal harm. All the
printing material and furniture in the first- and
second stories were thrown into tire street, set
fire to and burnt. This took place at about
twelve o'clock, and the fire was burning yet in
the morning. The building was not injured,
with the exception of the breaking of doors and
a few sash.
The next movement was for Hotter'sjoffice—
the Eaaton Argue. The windows were forced
and about a dozen entered. Everything in his
front room was soon thrown from the second
story windows into the street and demolished.
They then entered another room and after pying
some of the type, left the premises. This was
brought about by a gentleman appearing at the
second story window with the stars and stripes,
who assured the crowd that Mr. Hotter would
make declaration within twenty-four hours
which would be satisfactory—if he did not, they
could then visit upon him the punishment he
Mr. Cole's German printing office came next
in order. Here the crowd was very large. Mr.
Cole flung out the Union banner; appeared at
the window ; declared Union sentiments, and
that he was for the federal government " right
or wrong." Having come down so flatly, he
was permitted to pass.
A call was then made upon Ex-Senator R.
Brodhead. Here they found a large Union
banner over the door, and after counting the
number of stars and stripes, which they found
to bd all right, they moved on quietly.
The next halt was at the residence of Mr.
Hotter He was called for, but the crowd was
assured that he was out. Some ladies appeared
at the window, and waved a national flag, when
Mr. Schuyler, our Prosecuting Attorney, was
then called to the stand. He appeared without
arranging his toilet—sans seolettes—declared him
self a Union man,
with them in all their senti
ments and sorry he was without a banner to
hang out. He then expressed his great pleas
ure at seeing so large and respectable a number of
his fellow citizens before him—all of which was
well received by his visitors.
They visited Messrs. Benedict, George Able,
0. H. Myers, John Sletor and Judge Stein. No
injury was done at these places, as they all de
clared themselves for the Union, and willing to
sustain the government in its efforts to put
We understand it was the intention of the
crowd to pay their respects to some other resi
dences, suspected to be occupied by secession
ists and compel them to show their colors, but
being worn out by the fatigues of the night,
We are opposed to tumultuous parades, riot
ous gatherings, hanging and burning effigies,
and an unlawful destruction of property, but if
there are men amongst us who are in the prac
tice of encouraging the rebels now fighting
against the Union, which is admitted to be the
best government ever established, they should
not be spared. When hundreds of our young
men have been and are now mustering again to
fight for the maintainauce of our cherished In
stitutions and homes, others in our midst, should
not be permitted to dampen their patriotic zeal,
by speaking, writing and pubighing sentiments
encouraging the rebels now in arms against the
Federal Government. Persons who will call
this an "unholy war," for party purposes, when
they know it is defence of our most sacred
rights and for the restoration of the authority
of the Government, will receive but little sym
paty in this community when trouble comes
The Mob in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
A SECESSION EDITOR TARRED AND FEATHERED
Our despatches reported the mobbing of a se
cessionist editor at Haverhill, Hassachrusetts.
The Boston Transcript gives the following par
"There has been much excitement in the
pleasant town of Haverhill, Massachusetts, the
last few weeks, in regard to the F County
Democrat, a weekly paper of very limited circu
lation, which has grossly misrepresented the
sentimentsi of the North in regard to the rebel
lion, and has published articles in favor of se
cession. The popular indignation against this
journal and its editor was manifested last night
in the most decided but wholly illegal manner,
as will be seen by the following account of the
transactions gathered from the best sources
within our reach.
"Mr. Ambrose L. Kimball, the offending ed
itor, was recently an officer in the Boston Cus
tom-house, and was removed on the fast of
May. Some of his political friends, fearing
mischief, were at his house last evening and
were armed. Among them were Mr. George
Johnson of Bradford, who was elected as a
Douglas man to the Charleston Convention, but
betrayed his trust and joined the Breckinridge
party. His pistol was taken from him. Dr. J.
C. Howe, a secessionist, was injured by those
who wrested his arms from him. The mob en
tered Mr. Kimball's house, and after disarming
him and his party, took him to the area in front
of the Eagle Hotel. He asked to see Mr. Wm,
Brown, the proprietor of the hotel, who came
out and had an interview with him. We learn
that Mr. Brown told him he thought the mob
would release him if he would make due ac
knowledgment of his errors and promise better
fashions in future. Mr. Kimball declined this
proposal, and was ordered to remove his clothes,
which he did exept his drawers.
"The offending editor was tarred and feath
ed, and mounted on a pole, after the same man
ner that some of the tories were served during
the Revolution. He was first conveyed to the
street in front of his office, where an American
flag was procured, and he was made to greet
the national ensign with cheers. Being a sec
ond time placed astride the pole, he was carried
to the bridge over the Merrimac river, made to
walk across to Bradford, again mounted and
taken to the residence of George Johnson. This
gentleman was absent, and Mr. Kimball was
returned to Haverhill. He now expressed re
gret foi his course against the Won, and w as
made to kneel down make, a regular confeardon.
of his offencesligairuit the national canee,talid
wear that he would /*lei again write '
the free States, or publish articles in favor of
secession or rebellion.
" These proceedings occupied considerable
time, and the participants were so numerous
and determined that the local authorities could
not prey. nt the mob, and the friends of Mr.
Kimball were so few in number that they were
wholly at the mercy of their opponent. The
office of the secession paper was not molested,
neither was the property of any of its promi
nent supporters injured.' '
The Community Confident in its Security.
Military Men _Anxious for the Rebels
to Attack the City.
The Rebel Troops being Thinned
Out by Disease.
JOHNSTON DID NOT CROSS THE POTOMAC.
Senator Wilson Accepts a Position on
!Jen. lff'Clellan's Staff•
THE REBELS WITHDRAWING.
GEN. ROSENCEANS' COMMAND
SEIZURE 01 CONTRABAND GOODS
THE UNION MEN OF KENTUCKY
British War Vessel Offered for Sale
to the Navy Department.
WAMINGTON, Aug. 22
A feeling of security pervades our entire com
munity both in the social and business relations.
The reports therefore that our citizens are panic
struck, and men, women and children fleeing
from the city, are positively untrue. Some ap
prehension existed several days ago, but this
was soon quieted by the measures of the ad
ministration to guard against all possible con
The feints of the rebels on the line of the
Potomac are now better understood, and mili
tary men, whose opinions are entitled to great
respect, say that even with the ordinary de
pendence on raw troops, they would desire
nothing better than for Johnston or Beauregard
to attempt that part of the rebel programme
which contemplates an advance toward Wash
ington. It is reasonably suspected in relia
ble quarters, that this rallying cry is adopted
to sustain the flagging spirits of the rebel troops,
whose numbers, it is positively known, are fast
thinning by small pox, measles, pneumonia,
and other diseases.
I Many absurd rumors are from time to time
propagated by persons active in causing dissen
sions among our troops ; and among the latest
is that Johnston has crossed the Potomac to
gether with other important movements, but
special inquiry at the proper source warrants a
positive contradiction. It is certain that no
such information has reached the headquarters
of the army.
Senator Wilson several days ago, was press
ingly tendered by Gen. M'Clellan a position on
his staff, since which time he has had the sub
ject under consideration. To-day he has, by
the advice of Secretary Cameron, Post Master
Blair and other distinguished gentlemen, ac
cepted of the appointment, from the advantages
of which it is considered that he will be able to
render more efficient service as Chairman of the
Senate Committee on Military Affairs.
Senator Wilson leaves Washington to-mor
row to aid in the organization of a regiment in
Massachusetts, with a flying battery of artillery
attached, having already obtained authority for
The War Department has information which
leads to the belief that the rebels have with
drawn a mile beyond Fairfax Court House,
leaving only pickets in the village. The move
nient was made with such precipitation—it is
said some of the sick died on the way—as to
lead some to infer fright as the cause. More
probably it was intended either to lure us with
in some ambuscade, or, as preliminary to a con
centration of their forces on other points.
It is reported that the Rebel strength at Lees
burg is increasing, and consists of several thou
sand men, supported by artillery. Can. Banks
is near enough to this point, however, to pre
sent serious shot and shell obstacles to crossing,
even if the river were fordable, which will not
be for a day or two yet.
The War Department received this evening a
telegraphic despatch from General Rosencraus,
giving the gratifying intelligence that he and
his command are all right, and if they should
happen to meet with Lee or Loring, he will
enact Rich Mountain and Carricksford over
again, and with like results. The command is
in fine condition, and eager to drive the rebels
out of Western Virginia once more.
The night before last the authorities at the
depot received a dispatch from Baltimore direct
ing the seizure of a certain box then on its way
via Adams' Express. When the cars arrived
the proper officer took possession of the alleged
contraband, and placed it under a guard of reg
uhus at the depot. The box is one of those
used by dry goods dealers, and has an old stamp
on it of Bice, Chase & Co., Baltimore.
Its weight is 180 pounds, and is directed to
A. Maffett, Washington, D. C. The contents
have not yet been examined,,but it is believed
by the officials to contain "aid and comfort to
the enemy." It is said that large quantities of
freight have of late been coming over the road
directed as this package is, and the order to
stop it came from those in Baltimore who knew
what its contents were.
We learn by private advices from Kentucky
that Union men are rapidly receiving arms, and
organizing. Four or five regiments are ready,
and it is believed that in a few days 20,000 loyal
citizens of Kentucky and Eastern Tennessee,
from which hundreds of fugitives are prepared
to fight their way back, will be in line. The
Legislature, which meets on Monday week, will
probably put an end to the perdicions doctrine
•of neutrality, in respect of which the people are
far ahead of their leaders, by declaring the right
of the General Government to march troops
through the State, and by deposing Magoffin,
and inviting Breckinridge and Powell to resign.
The meaning of the deterlination of the
Wheeling Convention to submit the.question of
forming Western Virginia into a new State is
that the people there are determined to go with
the`North in any event. If, by the end of Oc
tober, the Union armies have so far triumphed
as to render the subjugation of the South a
certainty, they will vote to retain the old name
and the boundaries of the Old Dominion—other
wise Kanawha will stand ready to be one of
the United States.
Letters from General Fremont to the Govern
ment express, in strong terms, disapprobation
at the tardiness with which reinforcements are
sent forward. Gen. Lyon faced the enemy,
fought, and,felk in dispair ; and what is; left of
his gallant little army is still withour reinforce-
4W, : war vessel, now in the Canals
r ireastferest Pr gab today to the Navy
The Battle Near Springfield
THE DEATH OF M'CULLOUCH CONFIRMED.
GEN.PRICE BADLY WOUNDED
REBEL OFFICIAL ACCOUNT
Ben M'Culloch Entirely Ignored.
GREAT LOSS OF REBEL OFFICERS
CANTON COPPER MLNES,
Franklin co., Mo.. Aug, 20.
The correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat
furnishes the following intelligence : A ser
geant belonging to a company of United States
dragoons arrived here to-day, having escaped
from the rebels, by whom he was taken pris
oner in the late battle near Springfield. He re
ports that Ben. McCulloch was mortally wound
ed, and died at Springfield the morning after
His body was placed in a tin-lined coffin,
which was filled with whiskey, closely sealed,
and sent southward on Tuesday evening, ac
companied by his body-guard and a few com
panies of soldiers. He says that Gen. Price was
badly wounded, and thinlot he will not be able
to take command again soon. The rebels were
reenforced on Saturday night, after the battle,
by 9,000 men under Judge Mcßride, many of
whom had no arms. . .
It was current among the rebels that 10,000
of their army would make a forded march on
Jefferson City and rake it.
My informant says the last charge by the
Kansas and lowa regiments and the dragoons
forced the enemy to retreat three miles, where
they waited till night, in expectation of being
attacked. He says two more regiments would
have driven the rebel army into Arkansas, the
terrible havoc made by Totten's and Dubois's
batteries having filled them with dismay. He
thinks 6,000 a low estimate of their killed and
The troops with whom this dragoon traveled
kept him in ignorance of the route they pur
sued, but told him they were going to join
Gen. Pillow. From the description of the
country through which they moved it is be
lieved they were making for some point near
GLAsoow, Mo., August 21
About 1,500 Secessionists have assembled in
Saline county, and are organizing either to join
Gen. Price's army in the south, or for local op
erations in the surrounding counties. DI view
of the latter purpose the Union citizens at that
place have sent to Gen. Fremont for protection.
Some thousand or more Seeessionists of Cha
ritan county crossed the Missouri river at Bruns
wick, on Saturday, and marched southward to
join Gen. Price's force in the south-west. They
took a great number of horses and wagons with
Gen. Price's official report of the battle near
Springfield says that the Missouri forces in that
engagement numbered 6,221, of which 168
were killed and 517 wounded. Among the
killed are Col. Wightman, Col. Brown, Adju
tant Bennett, Captain Blackwell, Lieut. Col.
Austin, Capt. Enright, Lieut. Hughes, Capt.
Fords, Capt. Hallock, Lieut. Haskins, Capt.
Coleman, Major Rogers and Col. Allen. Among
the wounded are Brigadier General Clarke, Col.
Burbridge, Colonel Faster, Captains Nichols,
Dougherty and Mings, Col. Kelly, Col. Haw
thorne and Capt. McCarthy.
Many of the wounded of both officers and
men are reported Mortal.
Gen. Price makes no mention of Gen. McCul
lough's forces in the battle.
The entire Rebel army had been ordered to
move forward on Gen. Lyon in four columns at
9 o'clock the evening previous to the battle, so
as to surround Springfield, and begin a simul
taneous attack at day break, but the order was
countermanded in consequence of the darkness
of the night and threatened storm.
KANSAS Crrr, Mo., Aug. 21.
Intelligence, received from a reliable source,
states that there is an organized force of 1,000-
Secessionists in Senabar township, in the south
eastern part of the county.
The rumor that Fort Scott has been taken,
and is now in the hands of the Rebels, has been
contradicted by the Fort Scott Express. A mes
senger has just arrived, and he states that all is
quiet at that place.
THE PRIVATEER SUMPTER NOT CAPTUR-
NEW Yourt, August 21
The schooner Pharon, from Curacoa, on the
16th instant, says the reported capture of the
privateer Sumpter is untrue. Nothing has been
heard of her since she left there on the 24th
It was rumored that the Dutch Governor
would be recalled for allowing her to enter that
The British schooner Prince Leopold has ar
rived here from Bermuda with 507 barrels of
spirits of turpentine, which were " propably run
over from North Carolina.
The schooner Fairwind reports that an un
known brig, bound here with molasses, sunk
on the 14th. She was unable to lay by her,
and could not see whether she had got her boats
ANOTHER PIRATE REPORTED.
NEW YoRE, Aug. 22
The British brig Andonia, from Savanna La
Mar, reports : On the 17th inst., when off Cape
Hatteras, was boarded by a privateer steamer,
but could not learn her name. She was a side-
wheel river boat of about 200 tons and mount
ed two guns. Her Captain reported having
several prizes in Hatteras inlet, one being the
He further stated that they expected a Fed
eral brig of war along that way, and if she
came they, with two other larger vessels, would
attack her. The officers and boat's CIXIW seem
ed to be all eastern men.
FROM WHEELING, VA.
WHNLIJIIO, Va., Aug. 21.
The First Virginia Regiment of three months
men returned to-day. Their reception was en
thusiastic and imposing. The people turned
out en. masse to welcome them, and a sumptuous
dinner was served up.
The State Convention adjourned to-day. Un
less called together by the first Thursday in
January, their adjournment Is sine die.
CHASED BY PIRATF.S.
Nzw Yous, Aug. 21
The schooner J. W. Webster was chased on
the 12th, in lat. 22 deg., lon. 83 deg., by a
long, black schooner, supposed to be a privateer,
but outsailed her.
The bark Cordelia, from Monrovia, was chased
on the 20th, in lat. 22 deg., Ion: 67 deg., by a
schooner, supposed to be a privateer.
CROSSING OF 111 E POTOMAC BY THE
Baurraoius, August 22.
From information believed to be reliable,
your correspondent feels warranted in saying,
that the reported crossing of the Potoinaaby the
rebels under Gen. Johnson is untrue. .
SEIZURE OF NEWSPAPERS.
PAITADMIXIIIA — Aug. '22.
On the arrival of the. New -Fork. train , this
m.ornims alLthe ...Newspaper.. bruidlea Arum ex
amined and every copy of .the New ,York De*
2Vewawas Wiwi by order of the U. S. Marshall
[Special Disr atcli to
BURNING OF A WAREHIL - sE
C ' IIAVBEINEL
The warehouse of Oak, Ahstin w.ts
last nights with its content:. The th,
doubt the work of an incendiary. and I io
to inform you that h.r was.ahr ,: ht th: ,
at Mercersburg, al.ll 1.1,111 4 11 t t 4, 14 1 ..
irons. It is generally snips:el tl,,t
arrested is one of those NN 1,, 414 I ti:, ,
house of Mr. Henderson, in carli , le,
He was a member of the :Scott
evidence against him is strong., :114.1 ; t i..
rally believed that he had accompli .
still at large. The warehouse Of N ,
was also visited the same night, :11. :.•
in the same saying that they could ti,,,!
worth taking, but that they wolll.l
FROM FORTRESS MOND
FORTREM M \
Nothing of interest has transpih.,l .
is proper to communicate. Gen_
grand review and inspection this
took in his hand and examined 1„
belonging to the garrison.
ARRIVAL OF THE I.T. S.
The U. S. frigate Cougress r,
from Rio De Janeiro.
dugost 21el, 1861, Slra. Asixua 11,
Alen 11cCarrol, aged 22 years an' 6 mom.;,.
[The funeral will take place to mo , r
2 o'clock from her late residence il, Chi': n
relatives and friends of the family arc tr
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 3
MUD -QUARTERS PCVSSYLVANIA MILIti ,
Harrisburg, August 22, I ted
The Governor, Commander-i •,:
forces of Pennsylvania, desires to ex;q-,-.
licly, his high appreciation of the p.ttr
and gallantry of the "Home Geed.
"Grey Reserves" of the city of Phil
who organized especially for homy
not hesitated at the cal of their e, netrc
fee to march to the field.
Although their services have not 1,, n
ed their prompt tender of men ,Iwuld
By order of A. G. Curi in, Govern..l atk:
mander-in-Chief. CRAIG 111111)1.:
NEW REGIMENT OF CAVALRY.
AIITEIORITY having been dirt, •
undersigned by the Seer, tar y 1
gitnent of Cavalry, t • ,Nerve ror hr. t• - ,•i .
war, the att:.ntl•et of sli thole w t
branch or the teltPary s,lir 1 h.
;Unity thus pres. uted t r them.
Toll Regiment wi ll.ousi,t of ire onu;, ,
be utmorm qi„ armed. cud mou,de
as eAvalry of the regular army. A cam • ~; t.
Will be eittabli•bed iu a ehorl ti
the Regim-nt w.ll be trained to a e,l •
that will reader It ounrfet 'at to de -, re e .
The pay of the rank cod tl'e
Sergeant Major ..
Quartermaster.. e• geaut .......
Relevant ....... ........
Bugler. ..... . ..... .......... 1.
Farrier anti BlaCkanoth
Companies desirlog.to the t.e,:1;1,e
Immediately to the Colmn, wbun all it!! .14 . .
ed will be fdrolatied them. As the r r r,
feed la, It Is desired that the Help
serviCe io as abort. period of time a. -
GEO. C. %
WM. B. S.IPeL.- .
In Lb., room formerly ocoupt,d by th, ,
ll•rket siren, darrisburg,
Near the Adams Express 0111;e
Auguet 22, 1881.
Select Schools for Boys and Girls
FRONT STREET ABOVE Lott • t',
fiIHE Fall term of ROBb'liT ' W 1.1.::
eobool for boss, will open ou tto
September. I'h9 room is well reuti'a , I. 1.
furnished, and in every respect adapt, t.r cr4
CATEISEINIC M'ELMEE'S Enh,mi ror g ,r
the same bindle_, will open RI- the l I nu .1.
time. The nom haa been elegantly n.t..1
vacation to promote the healtp and I Oil r .1 1
CAMP MEETING AT
A CAMP MEETING
OF COLORED PEOPLE WILL BE lIE I .II
N!AR HIGITSPIRE, FROII
AUGUST 22D UNTIL AUGUST it
WILL BE RUN FRog
HARRISBURG TO THE CA m
ON SUNDAY, AUGUST
Leaving Harrisburg at 7.30 A. W and
turning, leave .11.4bspire at 11.00 A. ft and
la.rOVß,slaiv TICKETs WILL B) Sol- ,
44 D. 1.11
August 21, 113.--d4t
FOR THE ARMY,
- Dads, t Blankets, Coats, aP
Loggia p, Drinking Cups, &c
TOR SALE HY
tITM. S. SHAFFER.
North Side Market Square, near Baehie: - -
FURNITURE FOR SA LE. -.1
FURNITURE of elegant pattern %,
reduced price. Also a &RUSS Fil.s Caiti'Et, 1,1
E&GitairiNtis, &c. Inquire at No 9.3, Nl.l- ,1
liarrtannrg, Ang 14, 1031,4 w
CARVER AND G11.1)1-; Z,
Looking Glass and Picture Frauipi ,
0111 and Rosewood Mouldings se.
HARRISBURG, PA .
Freinsh Mirrors, Square and oval
Frames of every deserlptio , .
OLD FRAMES coa_oita TO NE kV
BUTTER (good, sweet and
Pound roils, and h. eh EtIGS ta largo .1
quantities taken at all times and cash paid Or t
given in exchange. Regular mlrket ruts
Opposite the Gnat
Q.OBER young,men be tween the a i,
sad telrty years, dettri of j,
abed to the Zonate revel:rat C
• leave their names at the Excbaoge Wilo,:t
itaka. A 11820.881. J. WESLICY AWL
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