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forever Root that standard sheet I
What breathes the foe but fall. before tag
Wittig Freedom's roll beneath our feet,
And Freedom*s banner streaming o'er us
rim 1
Thursday Morning, September 6,1861.$
The following appointments of Surgeons and
Assfetant Surgeons were made by Governor
Curtin to-day :
Dr. E. W. Bailey, New Bloomfield, Pa.
" T. Marsh, Honesdale, "
" Wrn. A. Gobrecht, Philadelphia, "
" C. F. H. Campbell, " I
" Samuel G. Lane, Chambereburg, "
" John H. Frornberger, Bristol, Bucks Co.,
Dr. R. M. 8. Jackson, Cresson, Cambria Co.,
Dr. A. B. Meylert, Scranton, Luzern Co.,
Dr. W. B. Woods, Pittsburg, Pa.
Dr. J. H. Sheets, Dale, Barks Co. Pa
"B. Donnelly, Philadelphia, "
" J. B. Finney, Harrisburg, "
" J. W. Lyman, Lock Haven,
" J. F. Huber, Lancaster,
" James R. Reilly, Harrisburg, "
"W. C. Rodgere, Norristown, "
"J. P. Vickers, West Chester, "
" H.'S. Colson, Philadelphia, "
" Ambrose J. Herr, Strasburg, "
Approved A. G. CURTIN,
We are authorized - to state that, in, conse-,
quence of the great pressure of business at the
Executive office, Gov. Curtin will only be ac
cessible to those having business with the state
from 10.,a. in. until 1 o'clock p. m. This is made
absolutely neeessary to afford the Governor time
to arrange the usual routine of his official busi
ness, and isle° to protect him from all annoy
ance end interruptions. The state.of his health,
as well as the public service, require that this
rule sboaldhe_rigidly, „enforced, and those hay
inghriaibeek9f an offiCial or Private nature will
be expected to.observe it strictly„ We /nays*
state, that the business of the Commonwealth
is always transacted at the Executive clutraber
instead of the Executive mrmsion, SO, that.per-;
sons may,be paved the trouble of calling ; A the
latter place for the transaction of any business.
We earnestly hope that this request will be
complied with, and that Gov. Curtin will be
spared as much as possible from the importuni
ties and interruptions of the public. And we
may add that his physicians insist that unless
he Is left to the unmolested pursuit of his offi
cial business, and to such repose as is necessary
for the•strongest constitution, he will soon be
come physically unequal to the great labors of
Slum, of Berks county, declined
the. Democratic nomination for judge of that
judicial district, on the ground that he could
give,,,lko, other pledge than that he would, be
faithful to the judicial positiOn L if he was eiect.
ed. Mr: Smith is a very able , lawyer, but the
convention would not nominate him, and placed
Warnatt;J:..:Woixiward, of Columbia county, on
the ticket for that position. Mr. Woodward
declined the nomination of the Democracy of
the:.Montgomery.district, fearing a defeat, but
readllpaccepted that of his Berks county allies,
because he is sure of an election—at least he
can be, from the political complexion of that
county., We hope, however, that. Mr. Smith will,
permit his name to be used as an independent
candidate for thejudgship. If he does so, it would
matefially, affect the, prospects of Mr. Woo
dward, as can bear witness to the great popu
larity and high character of Mr. Smith, from
an acquaintance of many years.
Ix pp% A te, op;
a u'. Itt Of all jpatriots at the erafrquk,,of g
the' ex ITtiori of Commodore Stiingham and`
General Butler are yet fresh in their hearts, we
would like to knQw whether the sensation ca
lumniators of members of the Cabinet, who
b 4l O lieehocoustoul,dA9 tlltt!r,lbt4e all Wlte.s
idkqul R 44 to the ~-fteqetat,iett. t he i*FiX. or
par, (as the case might be,) will have the fair
neat to ascßibe to those functionsaies any share
of the honor of the late victory ? Come now
Letal. #l,ir.klay I Jf Becrftqles Cruueret
add akin to be assailed when niisehance
occurs to our army, let them, at least, be hon
orably commemorated when they are conquer-
414:6141.1tK8W10N and the war ` for; the
unionbs,..pprAhle . s.chgote4 to the...rise and
progress of thimppellion,.puhlishectat New York
every WedrlbidaY,l* Frederick Gerhard, No.
$l, Nassau street. From the innitial number
we are induced to believe that it will be a cor
rest and:most useful cOmpendirirn of the events
connected with this rebellion,:and a record to
which the people can refer at present and here
atkfor factmelatini to the first ingeti
treason against the republic, down to the close
of the contest. We commend it to our readers
as worthy of the most general patronage.
. .
COLs t..lit:autt, a gallantsoldie; and' one of
thii l id'Of the batik) of Stone litidie, is
named in the New York'. Papers 413 a candidate
for sheriff n'tt h at city. The;:ptirrie and
05• , ROY ::irtt l ,
feell 3 6lPlhatt tiosigey a
,z envy
je , than the saltiry ot ihr bientdent - orit o
Vatted itstes.
It is evident from all the indications around
and beyond Washington, that a great battle is
approaching between the loyal troops of the
government and the rebel hordes of the traitor
dynasty. The influences that are hurrying this
encounter are as much the demoralized state of
the rebel hordes, as it is the approach of autumn
and its frosts to kill the deadly influences of a
southern climate, and thus remove every bar
rier to prevent invasion by the federal troops.
They have had a lesson at Hatteras. They can
anticipate other inculcations and like results
along their entire coast, and with Fremont
threatening them on the' Missouri and Missis
sippi, the army at Manassas must either move
north under the lead of its officers and attack
Washington, or it will disband itself to protect
their menaced homes in the south. The lea
ders of the rebellion are impressed with this
fact, and will therefore seek a battle as soon as .
possible. Added to this, the fact of two large
armies being encamped almost within gun shot
of each other, with the pickets of both engag
ing in daily skirmishes, must hurry a, general
collision, and such a battle outside and around
the federal capital, as has never before been
fought in this country. That battle will do
much towards deciding the general result of
this great contest for. Constitutional liberty.
Our foes have been concocting their plans for'
years for this very , struggle—they have had the
advantage of power, position,, administrative
experience and military. training, so that the
arming and discipling of their hosts at Manassas
and Richmond are alreost the last acts of the
treason which originated in South Carolina in
1888, and is culminating now in the rash and
bitter determination of destroying Constitu
tional liberty, cornPetely, and forever among
the nations , of the world. .
We have a right to be hopeful and sanguine
in respect to the battle in anticipation. The
men who are nui;rshaled in defence of the capi
tal, appreciate the OF for which they must
sooner or later contend, and when the contest
does come, the victory will certainly be with
the right.
We are informed'that an account made up at
the Anditer general's office
r of the moneys ac
tually for military expenses,. at, that
office, up to and including • the. 81st day of Au
gust ult., amounts to the sum of $1,515,716 40.
This includes all,.expenditures actually made,
whether on Auditor general or governor's
warrant, since the, commencement of the re
hellion, for enrolling,.subsisting, clothing, sup 7
plying, arming,. equipping, paying and . trans
portingtrocPs, and all incidental expenses con
nected therewith. The amount of outstanding
unsettled accounts is not actually known. It is
not believed that it can exceed—nor thought
that it can reach $lOO,OOO. • Smile of the moneys
included. in the find. stated' aggregate are probe:
bly in the hands of the heads of the several
military departments, not yet disbursed, and
may be in part refunded to the tress*.
We think Wit thi t 6 -14.4t9TELOTItmin affect every
person with surnbitte_at.tho Hy- • .•• • .
the amount expended.. More than 40,000 troops
have been transported, subsisted, nearly all
clothed, enti'many pi, them have
.received two
months' pay, or more, from the state. Cer
.tainly, considering all that has been done—the
circumstances under which it was done—the
many and loud.clamors, that have - been raised
about improper expenditures, frauds and impo
sitions, and thei great number of men that had
to be provided with every rAquisite for the war,.
there la, very g!xxi _evidence of, care, economy
and prudence in the disbursement to be found in
the above statement. We believe it will con',
pare favorably with the accounts of any other
state, as it has , sunrise& many who were more
or less connected,..or conversant with the husi
ness, for the amount is so far at least twenty
five per cent beloW their estimates.
The operations and 'sic:A*4o 3 of
lturi soldier:have been conducted so quietly And
with so little ostentation or display hat only
his most personal and intimate friends hay°
been able to, learn their value and:extent.
Under his own immediate inspection and supervi
sion, the regiment he has been ordered torecruit
by Gov. Curtin inflow nearly full, and Col. Knipe
copfidently expects that before two weelnilniin
elapsed iiii,Corps will be entirely: organized and
sworn into the service of the United States. It
will be composed of tried and picked men sothat
it will enterthe service not as a bedY,4 raw
cruits, but as a regiment of soldiers. who, have
seen service,- and who have experience and
courage equsl meet the emergencies and
dangers of the times. Col. Knipe himself;
though a young man, is an
_old soldier. He
has seen service where death and carnage pre
vailed, and in two wars won for, himself a repu
tation in toe tanks which he can scarcely, eelipe
by, any deed he may _do while in ,command,
notwithstandini we have a right to exiled for
him such an account as will be a initification
and a. glory to his frienciS and himself, and a
terror to-our,common ~externies.
The Tao* Lqack says that P on Satitrday : the
24110 4ngust,the People of Chicage, of
parties, held an immense and enthusiastic war
meeting The day before it was to assemble
tfie g iisall° , lTrile 7l#9 l `l!.!lnee As, gleat "IlnA
Run,. viotory,' has. abandoned the war cry of
"Onward to Richmond," , for a war upon Cam
eron, insisted that the meeting shotild deinand :
the removal of that gelitkmen• But it *qms
to have , donkno such thing. On the contrary,
it pledged itself to stand by the administration
to the death in its efforts to put down the re
bellion. No charge of inceM,Petencyor
ruption was made against . the. Secretary of
War, or any other member of the atinainistrii
-I.?r a 1?!PA 'ft. '9 l y . c l .lOO in the CabinetQ. discordant notes, wgr,e hushed, and. the
whore vast assemblage milted with one voice in
declaring that the government must be in:stain
eitnd the war prosecuted with the utmost pos-.
,429 A
{Virginia place the number of theJekeltrksiwof
that state now in the field at fifty-five thousand
I)ettnoptuania !Daily 4ti elegrapt), September 5 1861.
The following estimate, furnished to the Bos
ton journal, has been prepared from a variety
of sources, and is presumed to be a close ap
proximation to the truth :
From Texas. 8,000
From Florida... 2,000
From Louisiana.l3,ooo
From Misaissippi.l7,ooo
From Arkansas..lo,ooo
From Alabama. 16,000
From Georgia...2l,ooo
Deduct for sick and wounded
Balance . 192,000
These troops are distributed as follows :
- -r.
In Eastern Virginia 90,000
Western Virginia 10,000
Missouri - 53,000
New Orleans,Mobile, Pensacola, Sayan- ~.
nah, Apalachicola and Charleston-- 15,000
Tennessee 15,000
Texas 5,000
North Carolina 4,000
Rebel forces; in . Eastern, Virginia.
Number required to ; ratch Banks
and the upper PotomaC. 15,000
Number required to g-uard Ma
nassas, Richmond, Norfolk,
York and Fredericksburg... .15,C00-80,000
largest No. aye:liable to attack Wash'n, 60,000
Estimate of United States troops, August 28
At and around Washington 100,000
At, and around Baltimore 7,000
At and around 'Harper's Ferry.... 16:000
At and - around Frederick 2,000
At and around Fortress Monroe... 6,000
In Western Virginia 20,000
Aggregate 150,000
In Missouri and at the mouth of
the Ohio and Cairo
In, the field
We have then In the field.
Against the three first bodies of Rebel
troops all in the field
But we may have until i rithin the last fort
night been numerically weaker than the Rebels.
But while the Confederate States have nearly
exhausted their supply of troops, we have :
First the... , .206;000 ,likChigati..... 6,060
And may esti- New Jersey.. 8,000
mate as now Wisconsin... 4,000
enlisted and lllinois 80,000
preparing to Indiana.. -.. 24,000
take the field Ohio, about.. 20,000
by Sept. 15, Kentucky ... 8,000
in New Eng- - lowa 6,000
land 10,000: Missouri 5,000
.New York.... 14,000 l'
,Pennsylvania . 12,000 r X0ta1...,....644,000
If to this we add for recruits enteiing
new Army Regiments already offered 6,000
We may expect in all Sept. an aggre
gate 0f......... , 860,000
To be gustnitied . hp. cw'N Nan, will have
afloat by Vctober at lefi : E • iti . l,6oo cannon.
_ If it be found advisable to add to , this one
third, more, and carry our trial:* up to
, nearly
600,000, We may rely„ , fnr the 150,000, without
drafting, on'the followinestaies.
New York..
Other New Eng
5tate5........ 7,000
Pennsylvania. 10,000
Western Vi r-
ginia 5,000
Michigan 5,000
Eastern Tennes-
In the course of September we may expect to
have a preponderance hi forces of 76 per cent
over the rebels.
Population of the 'Rebid States Over-estl
ma 0 .
Newspaper_riters continually 44er-estimate
the free population of the rebel States. 'The two
free States of New York ~ andi mead in
population the .free population of the entire
eleven. Confederate,Stata. , Item are the exact
statistics from the census of 1860 :
Slave States. Free Pop.l Free States. Free Pop.
Alabama -529,164 , '
Arkansas, 321,823.
Florida, 78,686.
Georgia, 595;097.
Louisiana, 376,918
Mississippi, 351,699
N Carolina, • 661,586
S. Carolina, 801,271
Tennessee, 831,063
Texas, 420,661
Virginia, 1,105,196
Total, 5,68.1,649 !Total, 5,599,295
. •
The alcove she* an excess , of free population
in the two free States , named over that -of the
eleven Confederate States of about 18;0 souls.
These•Statea have three and a half 'Millions of
slaves, which, in a long war, will not an
element of atreng4, particularly if tie terrible
altematiye be presented to our peoPlii, " Shall
our liberties or slavery perish?" Cin. Gazette.
Dream Tex ni 1814.—A. direpttax of six
millions was levied by Congress, in 1814, for
the support of the war with Great Britain. The
following are the quotas assigned to each State;
• New Hanriakire........ -- .sPApao 74
Massachusetts 682,404 90
Rhode Island 64,404 36
Conrieeticit 286,885 41
Vermont 90,687 43
New' York 860,208 24
New Jersey 217,743 66
Pennsylvania i lt• 770,958 87
Delaware 64,092 90'
Maryland 803,247 60
Virginia 788,860 - 88
Kentucky 387,857 52
Ohio . .. ... ... . 208;200 28
' North barolina 440,476 66
Tennessee 320,178 10
South ...... 808,810'96
Georgia 189 812 98
Louisiana 88;500 00
Total 6,000,900 00
• This wee a much heavier tax, acajording to
property and PoPtilatiOn than the twenty mil
lions levied by the last session of Congress:
None but the rederalista objected to paying it.
who were oppOied to the, war, and for that op
position suffered annihilation. Only secession
sympathizers are opposing the present tax, and
they will be consigned to eternal infamy.
A sawn of thirty-four guns ,was fired at Al
bany yesterday, by order of Governor Morgan,
in honor of the exploit of our forces at Hatteras
Inlet. When will Pennsylvania salute the same
glorious event f
.- •
SING& the Richmond papers anuOunced the
surrender of Roeec n 8 toy the gbvernruent
at Washington has received direct advicearom
the former intimating that he and his command
are all right.
Troops in the Field
From S. C 16,000
From Virginia. 40,000
From NI Wend . 10,000
From 13 entucky 4,000
From Maryland 1,000
From Tenn' see. 30,000
An excess of more than 26 per cent.. 53,000
20,01* I Miasocod 6,000
20,000 1 Wisconsin
New Mexico .16,000
[Maryland . . .. .
. .8,000
Xansas , and ...
braska .3,000
Recruits for Army
and Navy at the
West 15,000
5 , 000 I
New York, 3,887,542
Illinois, 1,711,753
Capture of Forth Hatteras and Clark.
From another letter we gather the following
incidents of the fight and surrender :
A short time before the surrender of Fort
Hatteras about three hundred of the rebel gar
rison had taken refuge in the bomb proof mag
azine, which was so crowded that several faint
ed, and when a shell struck and penetrated it,
a panic ensued which the officers could not
control. Within ten minutes afterwards, our
shots meantime raining in upon them, the white
flag was run up During this time most of the
casualties occurred. The prisoners manifested
great surprise at falling into Uncle Sam's hands,
from whose grasp they had believed themselves
perfectly secure Ihe rank and file were equal
ly astonished to find that they were fed and
sheltered instead of being slaughtered in cold
The officers felt keenly the miscarriage, and
did not hesitate to say that North Carolina had
got a severe blow. All mauifested great anxi
ety to know what was to , be done with them,
and were assured that they were going among
better friends than they had at home, and
where they would receive full rations regularly.
The last consideration seemed to afford great
satisfaction to the privates. When the capitu
lation took place, the provisions of the garrison
were running very low, consisting principally
of salt junk and molasses.
The rebels' shells were filled with sand. But
few fuses were found in the fortress. The shells
were supposed on shipboard to be rifled shot,
owing to . the sand. The powder in the fort was
of 11 poor quality. There was a large number
of percussion caps, rebel make. The copper
- was not water-proof, and they were very poor.
About half the prisoners had been in the fort
for, three months, with little pay. They com
plained of hardships.
The arms were mostly altered from flint to
percussion locks. They were of very poor
quality. But two companies were fully uni
formed, the rest were In citizens' clothes. There
was a separate corps of Coast Guard, recently or
ganized into regiments under Col. Martin, one
of ,the most prominent North Carolina lawyers.
A number of the defenders were from the
country, having volunteered since the arrival
of the fleet, consisting of substantial men, plant
ers, ship owners, tar-boilers, proprietors. Some
of , the soldiers said they bad enlisted to avoid
being impressed ; others didn't hesitate to ex
press the hope that the war would speedily
close, adding that it was "a bad business."
Nhen the prisoners were taken on board the
Adelaide the callfor water was universal, and
their thirst apppeared unquenchable. All
thp ice on board was used up'in a twinkling.
The prisoners said they had had no water fit to
drjnk since they had been in the fort. They
were perfectly exhausted, and could lie down
anywhere for a nap.
The hospital was poorly supplied. The
wounds, without exception, were caused by the
explosion of bombs, and were of a horrible des
scription. They bled but little, in consequen
ces of the searing from hut shell.
In the correspondence between General But
lei. and Commodore Barron the latter was re
cognized only as Stunual Barron, who signed
himself "Commanding C. S. forces for the de
fence of the coast of North Carolina and Vir
gin.. ift."
tßarron is a brother-in-law of Commodore
Pendergrast of the Roanoke. He left the navy
after secession.
. 206,000
'.:When the white flag appeared, cheer upon
cheer weut up from the fleet. Our tars, who
liftcl entered into the contest with their whole
Fqul, regarded the captives as their game,
whipktkey. bagged with the utmost enthusiasm.
One gunner, who lost his rammer overboard,
was in the water after it in a jiffy. lie return
ef with t before hewas missed, swearing that
he want going to have his gun disgraced for
Want of a rammer.
The Roanoke was shot once, and, the Monti
oillo thrice, but sustained no great damage.
These were the only rebel shots that , struck. •
The rebel prisoners speak of the firing of the
dumberhuid and the Susquehanna as most ter
rific and telling,
A little before the surrender,, a detatcliment
Of the Twentieth regiment proceeded to the
encampment of a rebel regiment up the inner
beach, and burnt the tents, munitions and all
the garrison equipage. ,‘
Total 150,000
Itawnr.Arrorr Thrtrouns.—Officen3 frequintly
arrive here wearing emblems not authorized.
Vie army regulatioru3, issued by the War De
partment, requires :
1. That General officers and officers of the
General staff—the General staff embracing the
officers of, tile Adjutant General's, Inspector
General's, Quartermaster General's, subsistence,
and other Federal departments—wear a button
having a spread eagle and stars, and a plain border.
2. General officers are to wear no trimming
on their trowsers.
3. Officers of the General Staff and Staff Corps
-j-the Staff Corps comprising Engineers, Topo
graphical Engineers and Ordnancare required
tc> wear a gold cord one-eighth of an inch in di
ameter, let into the outer seam. Shoulder straps
for all of the teregoing to be of dirk blue &lat.
4. Officers of artillery, infantry, riflemen,
dragoons, ,and cavalry, and their regimental
staff, wear a button dmilax to the staff
button, without the stars or border, and with a
letter on the shield, to designate the arm of
5. The colors of cloth for officers' shoulder
fftraps, and cord for trowsers, are required, to be
as follows : Artillery, scarlet infantry, light or
sly blue; riflemen, medium or emerald green ;
dragoons, orange; cavalry, yellow.
lisitsrucsrz.--If the goverranent has Aot, a
rea-di sent aid to the Union men in Kentucky,
it should do so without a moment's further de
ay. The Union men of that State are, it is
erne, in a large majority, .but they are neither
organized nor armed, while the Secessiordats
have a secret organization, are well armed, and
are banded together as one man. If they are
permitted to get the better of the Union men
in a single encounter, the Government will
have cause to regret it. A Louisville corres
pondent of the Cincinnati Gazette says.:
" Picnics and barbecues and active canvassing
are still carried on, and have been more active
ly after ths election than before it ; camps of
Secessionist's are forming in the State. A large
gathering is to be field, including the armed
State Guard, in Owen county, near the State
Capital, shortly after our Legislature is to as
semble; and I am credibly infortmd that the
Secession Congressman of the First District, EL
C. Burnett, has received from the Southern
,Confederacy, through , the agency of George N.
'Sanders, 5,000 stand of arms, for the Secession camp
,near °Wpm, in our State, called Camp 'Tanen
!digham ; that 3,500 more are soon to be sent to
him ; and that these arms are to be used to at
'tack the camp of Kentucky Union men in Garrard
A soa of Ross Winans, who is visiting the
birth-place of his father, Vernon, the Newark
(N. J.) Advertiser says, has been making himself
obnoxious to the people of that part of the
county, by drinking, whenever asked, to the
health of Jeff. Davis. On Friday last, an hon
est hearted but two-fisted countryman, named
Adams, invited Winans to join him at the bar
of a tavern, and feeling himself insulted when
the windy Secessionists announced his usual
toast, set down his glass, took off his coat, and
gave Mr. Ross Winans, Jr., a home-made drub
bing; one that it is said he will be kept in
meniciry, of by his mirror for many a day.
N.1611T,T10113 , THOUSAND 1111110BAMB
the port of New York during the month of Au
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From Washington.
Wiiiiiisirros, Sept. 4.
The following order has just been issued by
Lient General Scott :
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3d,.1861. -
The Genera-in-Chief is happy to announce
that theTreasn, ry Departmentis ready to meet
future tleynientsl.o the trail's and is about to
supply besides coin, as heretofore, treasury
notes in fives, tens and twenties as good as gold
at all the banks and government offices
throughout the United States, and most conve•
nieot for, tnnismitsion bytnitil frOm the officers
and men to their families at home.
Good husbands, fathom sons and brothers
serving tinder the ind stripes will thus
soon have the ready and safe means of relieving
an immense amount of suffering which , could
not be reached with coin. In making up such
packages every officer may be relied upon, no
doubt for such aablitince 118 may be needed by
his men, by comlnand of Lieut. GI r. Scorr.
signed E. D. Towsrsavm,
Assistant Adjutant General.
The Secretary•of the Navy has addressed the
following letter to Commodore Stringham
"Wasaisorow, Sept..q, 1881.
"Sia : —The Department congratulatesi you
and thcse r of your cnmmend, and also the ofi
cers and soldiers of the army' who co-operated
with you in the reduction df Forts Hatteras and
Clay k, and the capture of the forces employed
in their Wpm.
"The succettsfulifeitilitalini far (it an exPedi;
don, projected with great care, and the occupa
tion of the positions commanding the most im
portant inlet on tha coast of North Carolina,
will be attended with consequences that can
scarcely be over estimated.
"This brilliant achievement, accomplished
without the loss of a man on our part, or injury
to any one in the federal service, has carried
joy and gladness to the bosom of every friend
of the Union.
"It is, I trust, but the beginning of results
that will soon eventuate in suppressing the in
surrection, arid confirming more strongly than
ever the integrity . otthe Union,
"Convey to the officers and men of the re
spective vessels undir your command the thanks
of the Department, for their gallant conduct,
and the.assurance that is thus..afforded - that fn
the great emergency now upon us, the country
may rely as of old upon the vigor, the courage,
and the enthusiasm of its brave officers and
"I am, respectfully, your oh dient servant,
, "Gummi Warms.
"Flag Officer S. H. Sritnuniam, •
,!'Atlantic Blockading squadron."
Yesterday indininesome of thelaige guns at
the Chain Bridge,and Alexandria were firing to
test their range. These reports gave rise to the
rumors which were circulated here that we were
attacked. The .rumors circulated evert, said
that they (the enemy) could be seen adva ncing,
and that the different volleys of musketry were
All the people for miles around here have
left their houses and taken their furniture with
them. Not a woman is to be seen, no civilians,
and no army officers, except those on duty.
Last Saturday evening, the lieutenant of =the
Mozart Regiment, who had his men out at Work
on some intrenchments, on tliatumpikeroad to
Fairfax Court House, concluded to have some
corn to roast, and going over , into a field, found
a man, in the uniform of his regiment, lying in
the fence corner.
He told him to get up, but not obeying, he
ordered some Obis men to arrest, ! him. They
did so, and found he hada drawing of `Our forts
and works on which the Mozart regiment were
then engaged. He stammered out some excuse,
saying he did not think - there was any harin in
it, but not accountingfor him:Kell:promptly, he
was taken in and found 'to be tine of the rebel
army &WO. hi the el9thee o> 9oe, of the M-o
-start regiment , who had been &Cot while on
picket duty. He says tbey, have uniforms of
every regiment we have/andlt is by thiiineans
they procure information. He is in the guard
house at Fort Ellsworth.
A twahorse team "mime &kin from the fort
on Munson's Hill, this afternoon, to a corn
field where our pickets were located; aild!hitch
kg the horses the negro driver commenoed
gathering corn,..-, ge,99lo4,fraed his amusement
until a Sholfroni musket kit him 'Hit 'tiPen
the . ground. The team was . standing there at
Southern Report Iron'. Forts Olark and
Itkuirmuiss, Sept. 4.
copy of a Richmond dispatch of Tuesday,
receiyed hy,thc flag of truce from Norfolk at
Fortrese ;contains ' the folloviing items
of interestingneut : •
A dispatch from Charleston, dated Sunday
night, says that a brig laden with coffee run the
blockade on Sunday morning; and also a vessel
with fruit.
The ship Gondar, from Liverpool, arrived
at Beaufort, N. C., last week,:and also the ship
The,latter is spo4en of by the Exa
miner as laden' with arms, arennunition, thread,
quicksilver, etc. .
The D t erixach says we may in few days ex
pect General's Beauregard and Johnston's report
of the battle of Manassas.
The Petersburg Expreas of Monday gives an
account of the taking of 'Fort Hatteras and
says that a : portion of the wounded escaped in
a steamboat. The same paper gives the num
ber of killed and wounded at about 80 and says
that a magazine exploded, but the Express
doubts this" story,
The Express adds, our latest datesfrom North
Carolina are up to 8 o'clock last night; at that
hour it was known that a formidable Yankee
fleet was in sight . of Fort Mason, which Wm
mands the entrance to Beaufort hartior; and is
spoken of as `the most formidable fortification
on, the_ coast of North Car9linat and an attack
was expected on Monday moining.
The garrisons well prepared'for an .assault,
and will resist with determination and , daring,
worthy the glorious cause in whiCh they are
engaged. The .exiitement throughput North
Carolina is that the torts had been destroyed by
the Yinkeee. Nb - Menden is 'bade by the dis
patch of the illness of Jeff.. Davis, but it con
tains a proclamation of Davis calling °engross
together on Use §iljpsti, onmqiusno,s - 10, failure
to deliver to the President for lals signature a
bill dentinning militta;sfiappoinianents„ l .
7'OmA:A boat B. B.„Forbes_,,,Tecerrtly "ashore
it belie Charles was Sala Siiritfay night'
and proceeded to Washington thieliggammg for
repairs, she would have gone to pieces had not
the weather been unusually mild.
The contraband slaves at Old Point ,
her 1,800 including woman and children‘‘ll'-'
the crews of the barks Rowena and u,
schooner Mary Alice and brig Joseph, all
trued by the privateer Dixie with the exe e ,‘ r.
of the Joseph taken by the Savannah. -
The captain and mates of the CI
en we r ,„,.
twined as prisoners at Richmond.
The captain of the Mary Alice is altai m
rest from Charleston. Ile repiirts that tl.,
force there does not exceed 4.000 ores and.
they apprehended an attack from a recent t
Congressman Ely was still at Ifftlimorel,
has to take his turn cooking and carryff
for the other prisoners. Col.
lately pukin irons for several liocr, tf, r
to answer his name on roll call.
Butter at Richmond was worth
pound, barns 80cts., and coffee 45, t,
Davis made a reconnoisance yesteolay ir i t i
direction of Back river, and capti,ft ~f t
mounted Worth guards.
Retreat of Ben. M'Cullough to Arkaol
ST. 1J)I
Later dates frval Lexington, M.,
. ( „„ th , “
news of the safety of that place, and tl,-;
drawal of the rebel 4.
There is much disaffection in Mai
army. He is in Arkansas. This i. rcl,,
An expedition crossed into I
last night, destined for Columbia
PAPE GraAbseil, Mo., Sept. :I
ties' little army, which left frown:. .11,
since, arrived at Jackson, Tenn ten nnl.
of here, yesterday morning. Gen. Pr , tiL,
hie s staff are now here. No enemy
during the march. The report ilia
tiss took 850 prisoners is therefor e 11,
A scout arrived from Harder'; ,Ln.
night, and reported that the retek. 1
the exact time that General Prentis ,
ton, immediately commenced rut rcat
hlardee was rapidly moving t‘.a.Lll.. A .
saki with 6,000 men. The enemy Li ni
be strongly fortifying a position at
ROLLA., Mo , Aug. 30.—The c
the St. Louis Democrat furnishes tlit.
"A gentleman from Springn,ld
evening reports that Ben. Nleculm,-1 1. F r : - : ,
thousand Texas, Louisiana and
was moving towards Arkausa.4. 11 c
heard from at the Chalybeate
Mount Vernon. His wounded w,•ry
moved from the Springfield hospital ;
On Sunday, the 29th ult., Generals
Paimorus, and S ack and Churchill, 11.
wards Bolivar, with a force of ten ~1 t.r
t.himsaud men. When last hell,'
were marching towards Jeffe.rsoti
rosul between Bolivar and Warmw. ,
of General Mcßride's division r,u2,
Thirty-eight of the Kent co7lnty
Gqards were surprised, early 0,/ 5 , 11,/
ing, at Bennett's Mills, bv a force in doi :
and two of them were killed and ti:.
ed---one mortally. The killed :Lud w
thh rebels filled a large wagon, but th,
tut could not be ascertained, and IL , ti::,
Eighteen secession prisonerrz w.. 1,.
ti4e Guards the day before. 111,y wco•
his house near by, and the vet , el,
them for Unionists, fired upon them.
The Powhatan on the Scent of
Pirate Sumter.
Intercepted Corresponacm•e 01 Jeff 114
letter from Key \V to the With
Amerfien, dated August _nth, on h o ard
fiigate_Santee, says : On the evening or
14th instant, the United State,: etc nice
hat= came in off Pensacola. t;.t, iu 1,. t
captured a prize to the rebel st , auwr out
w,hich was trying to get in the ricer. t‘':
large letter bag, containing lett rs
and others.
Some of the letters stated that the
Was going to a certain port or crui,ill:::.l
and would be there fora stated number
So the Commodore sent the Powhatau smmc
ately to look for her.
All was quiet at Fort Pickens when
. The steamer Louisiana WM ii6ahlvd
downward trip by an accident to 11..1
au. She was towed down by the -,t
towed up again, arriving at lialtitt t
afternoon. She brings no news from F , rir
The State election to-day pa.-,soi
The vote was unusually small. towns have been 1, , ,n t
"ditch give Holbrook (Republican i :; , r • -
ley, (Union Democrat) 1050 ; icy I
ridge Democrat) 841.
Of the 47 Representatives elio-,n •
publicans and 8 Union Democrat,.
, The Democratic State Convention to- t ,l
to-day at the Military Hall, whi it k
Packed. Francis Kernan was eluctol t to
chairman. There are crowds of
attendance, and great interest is ni
delegations both tai
gE b The ne M d
to the Hall, and took seats on the Lion)]
o t & ic tr k t et an tn ~, li
The city election took place ye,t,ra.t
ing in the success of the whole
Vincent C. Gilpin was re-ele,te ,l
majority of 722 out of 1300 votes
Nsw v rt...:
The schooner H. Middleton al iik,
lug.. She was captured on tho 21-' -`
Off Charleston by the Vandalic, '
to Liverpool with a cargo of ri.0.,1
1' - 1-
had.previously been intended fur a.
On the 8d inst., Jgeserts, thughi , r ,of
Mary Forstor, aged roar yaers•
plabi. to ithrrow (TharEday) aftcri3 , a at = °
ittO '2lbnertufillellt3
HARRISBURG, Sept. 8, 1.11
240 pardon will be gran: ed untilo th
the application therefor shall haveou,.
by Publication once a week for two
coraitY , “'
weeks in a newspaper printed in the
which the conviction wa , had.
2. No pardon will be granted unle,i nod
of the application therefor shall have been not
to the District Attorney of the; proprr Cou ll
8. No pardon will be granted wit
ohe ut
consulting the Judge who presided at t
°f Nack Party. By order of the GOVetDOI.
41014-/rn- Sec'y of Corn.
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