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ral UNION—THE OONtsustrilON—AKE
THE lawargAtxpir OF THE TAW.
UNION COUNTY TICKET.
PresidontJudgeJNO. J. PEARSON, Harrisburg
Associate Judges—lSAAC MUMMA, L. Swatara
MOSES R. YOUNG, Wiconisco
AsSambiy- 1 11HOMAS G. FOX, Derry.
JAMES FREELAND, Millersburg.
Prothonotary—JOSlAH C. YOUNG, Harrisburg
Register—SAMUEL MARQUART, Londonderry
Treasurer—BENJAMlN BUCK, Harrisburg.
Ownsiteeions : —HENßY MOYER, Lykens.
Director of the Poor—WM. ENDERS, Jackson
Auditor—HENßY PEEPER, Harrisburg.
Siturday itternoon, September 21, 1561.
WHO CONES NEXT?
When the army for the defence of the Con
stitation and laws, which is now being enlisted,
is thoroughly organized, it must not be expect
ed that recruiting is to stop, or that no more
soldiers will be needed. That army is com
posed entirely of the laboring men of the coun
try—the bone and sinew that were heretofore
engaged in mechanical and agricultural pur
suits. • These men have left their homes at the
shortest warning, many of them leaving fami
lies entirely dependent on their labor for sup
port, many others with aged parents who had
no other sources of living but those which
were deposited in the love and strength of their
children— and all these are now in the
ranks of , the great army of the Republic,
on.the banks of the Potomac, in western. Vir
giniamid on the plains and hills of Missouri—
on the , sea and the. land, wherever a loyal ban
ner floats, waiting patiently for a signal that is
to open the great struggle for. Constitutional
liberty, in the. once United States of. America.
Intke course of= events victory may bring it
death .In such , numbers ' as will regitire an
wanton of More, force, and as we dare not
hope that ,one battle will end this fearful
though just and. glorious struggle, it is
only true to declare now that those who linger
from thelklit will sooner or later be compelled
to takapert in its bloody struggles. The Melt
who.haveata }et neglected to volunteer or en
liet, baking to a class who claim a sort of ex
clusiveness even hi this land of liberty; and
who have' long monopolised the sinecures of
business addl . the , luxuries of life. They are
of a class too,. who, while they pursue
professions and. engage in mercantile or specu
lating vocations, affect to dispise labor, and
have taught themselves that they are above
any struggle which
,imposes a task on muscle,
and freer froth all labor that takes the strength
and-the.endurance of the body These art, the
men. fytho yet stand aloof from this struggle,
auk-When -any of this, class do enter the
strifeiit is-in some position in which they are
relieved .from laborious duty or real military
danger. They flatter themselves that the fight
will breanied on without them—that the great
struggle fer l law end order must not extend to
their luxurious abodes or disturb their hours of
idleness, effeminate pleasures or aristocratic re
pose. The struggling and the dying are to be
done only by the toiling thousandswho, even in
peace, are engaged in battle for the means of
living—while the honer and the glory and the
benefits of victory, will be shared alike by those
who, emain at home, speculating on the ne-_.
cavities of the times, or, surrounded .. .l4 ih'eir
wealth, caring little for the crisis and less for
its responsibilities. The eyes of the people are
beginning to be opened to these facts, and pub
lic opinion will either work a change in which all
will-be compelled to take part in this struggle,
or our armies will hereafter be raised by con
scription, and thus all classes will be compelled to
furnish men for the contest. In any event, this
must soon happen, because when the war is
once Mkt* - higanlied,' it will • require a much
larger f&Berthan thiit which is now under
" arms, anal that force must either be iolcinteered
by, recruited from, or dratted in those circlesof
society and; business that now seem to claim ex
emption from military service. There are hull
dredit if not &few liicrusand of men of leisure in
PemisylVania, wholive hidividends onrailroad,
bank; r manufacturing stock, and who do not
know-what labor and effort mean, but who yet
dairintlimleng to the first class of society , and
=ordea l , left of influence in every community,
which gives them-the moat undeserved promi
nence. iThese men must bear a share of the
brunt hi thhistruggle; because no class of men
in the nation prifiemore by good government
and the gene pf•taperity of business than such
as these, and therefore they should at once
volunteer orbe drafted tolight for 'the mainte
nance l dsuch a gererunient Another . class is
eoutpeeeit of those who consider themselves too
genteel to fight—too respectable to enlik and
entirely too relined for camp life. Gentlemen,
your tal i will come next. Yon owe your gen-
ti.,44ol44oYeratnent—you are indebted to
the institutions of your country for your' re
spectobft=and you must fight to maintain it,
to vindicate its authority and enforce its laws.
There Is still another class, who are engaged i n
easy and sedentry labor, any of which, f rom
wieldin yaid stick ,behhtd a counter to -
sang a maga°, can,fes well be perform
ed by en. IletountrYlwill sooner orlater
good aumordzies ofithii tied otiltihita caki e . ti
and the sooner the votary of fashion, the man
of leisure, and those devoted to business or em
ployment 4 which the idle women of the
country Mn assume and discharge-4113 soon
er these classes begin to (=tribute a fair
share to the ranks of= the army, the better
for the cause that will require their services and
the more credit for themselves when the sum
mons reaches them to march. This is a war
for a common country, for the benefit of all
classes, and therefore all men who claim to be
, Americans, must shareits trials, vicissitudes and
dangers. In its contests we are all equals. Be
fore its force society looses its distinctions.
Wealth and position become insignificant, and
'only one purpose remains, either allto Join Wan
effort to preserye ourinstitutions and laws, or all
i become slaves to common rebel masters. And
with this fact staring us in the face, every man
has right t 4 e*pect that Ids turn will „genie
next; while those 'Who hasten it, go 'into and
are bound to come out of the fight, dead or
alive, with eternal honor and glory.
We recently alluded to the fact, that as soon as
the harvest work was entirely over, there would
be large additions made to the volunteer troops
Of the state, of the very best material, both as to
courage and morale. We notice a difference in
the troops now in Camp Curtin, where it is not
difficult to distinguish between thcse from the
rural districts and those fram our commercial
cities. The companies that are recruited in the
interior are generally sturdy, hanly and steady
men, little given to the vices which are engen
dered and practiced in the cities. They have
the advantage, too, of being used to hardship,
of understanding that part of camp live
which relates to a man taking . care of himself.
With these advantages and knowledge, the dis
cipline of a man from the rural districts is much .
easier achieved than that of a recruit from
the city, and in the end, he makes
the most steady and reliable.soldier, appreciates
his position more sincerely and eatimatiog its
responsibilities more justly than the most chiv
alrous of those. who claim acquaintance with
the accomplishments and follies of fashion
able' life. The best soldiers that Napoleon I.
'oiler commanded, were those from the rural dis
tricts of France; while Wellington has left on
record the confidence'e felt in the troops re
cruited on the heaths and among the WO of
Ireland. The men who understood nothing but
the heft of a shillaly before they-were taught to
handle a musket, won the most brilliant victo
ries which new adorn the martial history of
England, and this, too, while John Bull was
depriving his Irish subjects of right after right,
until at last the bravest, the gayeit and one of
the noblest races that ever existed, were held
almost as vassals or aerie by the British crown.
We should' be gratified to see full regiments
or brigades, if the org4tization was . poesible,
composed entirely of young farmers, or those
engaged in pursuits in the rural districts. The
organization and discipline of such troops would
be of immense value and good example to the
army. We see the good the presence such men
have already worked in Camp Curtin, where
there are now four to one man from the rural
districts that there are from the larger towns
and cities. The order and discipline of the camp
are increased—the peace and dicorum of the
state capital vistly greater than it was during
some of the disgraceful scenes of last summer,
and altogether we rejoice in, the high standard
of discipline and decency at ~which the Penn
sylvania troops have arrived at Camp Curtin.
WEIN WILL THIS RIBILLION Tarn? To-mor
row, if the rebels lay down their arms. It Is a
matter entirely for the traitors themselvei to
decide, and we firmly believe that if there had
been no sympathy shown. for this outbreak by
northern sympathisers, it would"have ended as
Secretary Seward predicted, in sixty days
from its origin and development. Its main
strength and encouragement came from the
traitors in the north. lt was encouraged
to arms by , promises of assistance from the
north, while the very arms now in the hands
of the rebels, were either the voluntary contri
button' of northern political allies, or stolen
from the forts and arsenals of the country during
a democratic administration by democratic
officials. The question then, of when this war
is to end, must alone be answered by the rebels.
So far as the government is concerned, and know
ing the loyalty of those who support and rally
around that government, we can safely declare
that the, war will never be ended, except in the
manner we have; stated, the complete subjuga
subjugation of the south; or the utter de
struction of the powers of this govern
mtakt,,. military and civil.. There can be no
peace between these states until the federal
authority is restored upon every foot of their
territory. There can be no order in this
Union until all the laws of the land are en
forced' among all the people of the nation.
When all this is done, the war will en.di , Until
it is done, the armies of the government will be
rallied for its achievement, and a battle will be
fought whenever there is a rebel host to
dispute their progress or deny the authority
of the government which called them
nto existence. When this is done, or when
the rebels submit to the justice of the authority
they now seek to outrage and disgrace, lay down
their arms and return to their fonner peaceful
pursuits, the war wilt end, order will be restored
to society, security will return 'to business, and
the Union once more assume its proud position
_the nations of the world. To talk of
peace, and all this still una o oomplished, is to
make a mockery of the genius of free govern
menk ,To talk of compromise, is forever to de
stroy the force and power and majesty of the
law. There will be no peace until traitors are
punished to the full extent of the law,and when
this is done the war.will end, '
Tus Superintendent of the Census Bureau has
given an opinion that the rebel forces that
threaten Washington do not exceed one hun
dred thousand men, but very reliable accounts
were received here in the early part of the pre
sent week That they numbered one hundred and
eighty thousand—rations having been ordered
for. hat numbtif on Sunday last,
Anxi,l of the U. Supreme Court,
has 89ne into:thebbeas corpus business at,i,gpis.
villa, on toigilt.fidf the traiOrs of the COmifr•
The 'have &la to Font
Tam Was DE:easinENT has made the neces
sary arrangements hy which soldiers can aßpre-,
priat,e a portion of their pay for the support of
their families. Bolls of assignment are to be
kept in each command, which are to be for
warded to the Paymaster General's office, where
the deduction will be made, and where also ar
rangements will be completed by which the per
sons for whose benefit these deductions are to be
made, will receive their specified amounts. We
anticipate great good from this system, as wal
for the soldier as for his family. It will also
scatter large sums of money in the loyal states,
as a means of supplying many needy wants.—
The plan and policy of affording the soldier
these opportunities to provide for his fatally, are
the result of the, deliberation. and.. thoughtful
ness of,the Secretary of War, who, in the midst
of the immense details of his Department, has
never refused to attend to the most minute want
of the volunteer, or hesitated to adopt any plan
by which the comfort of the soldier's family is
cared for and promoted.
LATE FROM RICHMOND.
TROUBLE IN THE SOUTH
Interesting Letter from a Southerner
DISSATISFIED WITH THEIR OFFICERS
Dreadful Condition of the Rebels
Beraniosz, Sept. 21.
The American has received, by the he.nds of a
refugee from Virginia, several Virginia papers,
including the Richmond Wrag of the 6th, which
contains a remarkable letter from Franklin
Minor, most bitterly denouncing the adminis
tration of Jeff. Davis.
The Richmond Examiner of the 12th, says it is
evident. to every intelligent observer that the
embittered remnant of the submissionists party
fully represented in the Virginia Coanvention
bent on the organization of a regular opposition,
to the government under all the names that it
has borne. That element in our politics has
been invariably against the southern, .and
though the events of last spring annihilated its
material form or at':east caused it to disappear
from the public view, it exists always with un
diminished virulence; and awaits the upportu
nity to spring into light again.
' The following article in the Richmond Whig
appears over the initiahlF. M., (no doubt from
Me pen of Franklin Minox)—to whom it may
concern: The following private letter to the
editor is from an old personal friend, but lung
separated by party, and one of the first in posi
tion and intellect in the great county of Albe
marle. It was obviously not designed for pub
lication, but on that vety account it may be thu
better' sign of things unseen, and the Water
serve to enlighten the adminiatration respecting
the temper of the public mind.
ALszmaliml, A,ugus,29, 1861
Dear Nosely—l am utterly disgusted with
your man Jeff Davis and his man Walker, anu
I want to know if you will publish my spleen
if I utter it. I have alatter just from fdanaes
as. Our troops there one day last:week had•
nothing for breakfast but ealt and potatoes, add
were sent eight miles at double quick to
meet, a false alarm and got neither dinner
nor supper, when they came back .to camp.
Now Mosely, it is evident.to me; that your
government is , rotten in the head. Davis ought
to be spiked up 'where men can see him. You
have won a,greatvictory and got, no fruits from
it, you have had chruge,of the government for
six menthe and have done nothing; no.meat, no
bread, no powder, no wages, not anything but
salt and potatoes, and yet you sing out.the gov
ernment has the entire confidence of the whole
Now it hasn't mine, and I want to know
whether I can have a air hearing. The only
smart thing I have seen is for a proposition to
postpone the Presidential election. That is ex
cellent, most excellent, just that it may save us.
If I were in Congress I would refuse one dollar
of appropriations for the war, holy though it is,
until Walker was turned out, and somebody put
in his place, with sense enough to attend to the
duties of it. I don't .know either Davis lor
Walker, but I have seen enough to raise suspi
cions in my mind that neither is the right man
in the right place. . .
Why talk then about the confidence of the
people in the administration, I . don't feel any
Such confidence, and I believe lam not singu-.
lar in my distrust.: If you editors would.only
speak out full about the abuses which stink
your nostrils, things would get right. It is-a
shame which cries to Heaven for vengeance
when men of the pen are talking about confi
dence, Btc., and, your soldiers are made to trot
sixteen miles with one meal of potatoes and salt.
There is rottenness enough in the medical
staff alone to damn any administration. Why
hoodwink the people? your governmentis rotten
and stinks, and we must smell it ateleast ;.
sooner the better. You won't smell any stron
ger to Yankee nostrils after you turn Walker
out and make Davis, toe the mark than you do
now. They know you can't advance upon
them, from want of victuals and vehicles, and
lour weakness remains patent telhem until
you reform the abuses of your adminis t ration,
The smartest thing England did in the Ameri
can was the reformation of abuses in full view
of the enemy, and her •rival too. Your enemies ,
know yon are rotten; you wont tell them any-
thing new by throwing out Davis and his whole
crew which I am decided", in favor of, if they
dont show themselves more . inefficient.—
But all you editors sing bidlelujah daily to
Davis & Co. it frets men: Your soldiers are
starving, but so long as the. President and. Gen-,
erals Can wear fine linen, &c., yOu can sing hal
It won't do my friend—somebody must tell
the people the plain truth or we are ruined.
Freezing and starvation stare you in the face
for the next winter, and you call on the women
and children to give up their blankets and
bread for the soldiers. The women have sup
ported the war so far, you couldn't be in the
field to-day but for their needles. Yon had
the government for seven months t and you con
fess your inability by your daily wages and still
you speak of confidence.' It is waning hourly
I assure you, and unless the press • speaks out
plainly, and that soon, all is lost.
I don't know any politicians,and I don't care
for any, but I care for my country and the brave
men who are fighting for us, and it stirs my gall
to see them heated worse than I treat my dogs
and hogs. Don't be afraid of showing your weak
ness to the Yankees; they know , it. Show your
strength by putting things to rights at home
arid you will be then feared abroad..
Very truly yours, '
[Signed] F. M.
THE BILL CALLING- TROOPS TO THE .
FIELD PASSED OVEEDOVEE-Nols4
PRTI Sept. 20.
The bill which passeclboth houses, requeeth
Gen; Andeiwib to mill toe 941 ig take, coLguut4
ef the Kentucky volunteers, was yetiml by Givir.
Iftik9flln and peeled - over the 'Tipte in'the & Ris e,
IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY.
War Declared against the Rebels by
PROCLAMATION OF A .REBEL GENERAL
Candidate for Fort Lafayette.
FRANKFORT, Sept. 19
War is declared. The Legislature to-day
adopted resolutions inviting Gen. Anderson to
take command of the department of Cumber
land, and also passed resolutions that the in
vaders must be expelled, that Gov. hiagoffin
must cell out a sufficient force to do it, oppos
ing the confiscation of property and emancipa
tion of negroes, and placing the troops under
the immediate command of Brig. Gen. Critten
don, of the Home Guard (Union).
The deepest feeling prevails, and excitement
All the State arms, munitions of war, etc.,
will be placed under the control of Genenj
If the Governor refuses 'to approve the reso
lutions it will only delay action one day.
Very affecting speeches were made, and tears
Unanimity of sentiment is all thatis wanting.
The following proclamation has just been re
To the People of Kentucky . :
The legislature of Kentucky have been faith
leskto the will of the people; they have en
deavored to make your gallant State a fort
ress in which under the guise of neutrality,
the armed forces of the United States
might * secretly prepare to subjugate alike
the people of Kentucky, and of the Southern
States. It was not until after months of covert
and open viohttion of your neutrality, with
large encampments of Federal troops on your
territory, and a recent official declaration of the
President of the United States not to regard
your neutral position, coupled with a well pre
pared scheme to seize an additional point in
your territory which was of vital importance to
the safety of Tennessee.
• That the troops of the confederacy, on the hi.-
vitation of the people'of Kentucky, occupied a
defensive position in your State ; in doing so,
the commander announced his purpose to evacu
ate your territory simultaneously with &similar
movement, on the part of the federal forces
whenever the Legislature of. Kentucky shall un
dertake force against any belligerents. The
strict neutrality which they have so often de
clared,l come amongst you citizens of Kentucky
at the head of a force, the advance of which is
composed entirely of Kentuckians.
We do not come to molest any citizen.
Whatever may be his political opinions, un
like the agents of the notthern despotism,
who seek to reduce us to the condition of
dependent vassals, we believe that the re
cognition of civil rights of citizens is the
finuidation of constitutional liberty, and
that the claim of the. President of the United
States to declare martial , law to suspend the
privilege of the writ of habiais corpus! and to
convert every barrack and prison in the land
into a hostile, is nothing but the claim which
other tyranta have assumed to subjugate a free
The confederate States occupy Bowling Green
as'a defensive position, and renew, the pledges
of the commanders of other columns of the con
federate troops to retire from the Territory
ofiKentucky in the same conditions whicu wilt
gdvern 'their movementi. I further give you
my own assurance that the force under
command will be'used as an aid to the
Government of Kentucky, in carrying' out the
strict neutrality declared by the people when
ever they undertake to enforce it against the
behigerenta alike. [Signed]
S. R. Buounat,
Brigadier General U. S. A.
Bolding Green, Ky., Sepe. 18 , 18ti1. .
Additional Eartionlirs Respecting the
Battle of Lexington.
JEFFERSON OE; Mo.,Sept. 20.
The following additional partic u l ars in refer
once to affairs at I.e.slygton have been ascer
Mined : ,
The first attack upon the fortifications is said
to have been made on Thursday of last week,
but this is certainly a mistake, as General Price
did not leave Warrenburg, forty miles south of
Lexington, until Wednesday night. The at
tack was probably made on Monday,
ously stated, with about 8,000 men. The en
gagement lasted two hours when the rebels
we're repulsed, with a loss o f ? one hundred killed
and between two and four hundred wounded.
Our loss is reported at , five killed and several
The forti fi Cations are situated at the edge of
the toin, on a bluff overlooking the river. The
wolits are of earth, seven feet high, twelve feet
thick, with a ditch of, six feet deep and, twelve
feet broad. Surrounding them another and
smaller work, erected inside, and defended by a
ditch, the whole capable o f ? holding ten thou
The attack was a determined one, and lasted
nearly 4 11 'dei. ,
The reinforcements from the north, under
General Sturges, prohably number three thou
sand ; but Should they be unable to cross the
river, 'which is quite likely, the only, aid,they
can render will be to sweep with their artillery
the points occupied by the rebels.
It is confidently hoped, however, that the six
thousand troops that left Jefferson ci , y on Wed
nesday by steamers will ~be able, to lanelat or
near Lexington, and cut their way through the
enemy's forma and join Col. Mulligan.
It is said that Mulligan, expressed; confidence
in being able , to hold his position against any
force not more than ten times greater than his.
Lien t ert Montenmeri,.: of. General wa
mont's CAtiliy, has just arrived from. Georg e= town, and says heavy firing was heard at.Boone
ville all' day Wednesday, and late into the
night, from Lexington, disproving the. story
that that place surrendered on Tuesday.
It is believed that General Lane has rein
forCed Lekington. It is believed at Boone
villi3 that Gen, Price could not take Lexington;
but it he should it would only be with terrible
Claib-jackm, has, it is said, but 9,500 men,
and is surrounded,an „every side: He cannot
escape defeat„ nor hold Lexington if he takes it.
The rebels are greatly alarmed about Lexing
In Pettis county all the rebels have gone off
in equadi to, join . Jackson. Nearly all the
Unionists have also left , in fear. The county is
perfectly desolate. Fine crops are .standingun
gathered everywhere. No boats from above
have yet arrived, but , one is expected hourly.
A report received here this morning states
that Gen. McCulloch, with pkobably 2,000 men
was on the Osage, seventy miles hence, date
not given, marching on Jefferson City. The
Commanding officer here is inclined to credit
the report. .
Coloneillichardson - took a position to-day
with a regiment of Home Guards at Osage
bridge, where the first attack will no doubt be
- made. ,He,says he will not desert the post un
til the last man. falls.
'DEFEAT OF REBEL CAVALRY AT BLACK
• /RONTON, Mo., Sept. 18.
A. skirmish occurred , on Thursday at Black
twelve or fifteen miles southwest of here;
: tween three"CoMPekiies of Indiana: volunteers,
under Major Gavitt, and a cavalry body of re
bell; under Ben. Talbot, in which five of the
rebels were killed and fourtalten prisoneis, and
proy# And. a quantity of arms cap
. Ilia.balaneascatteredin all diree.ldons,
being familiar with the -country eluded
LATER FROM CALIFORNIA.
Mr. Stamford, (Republican), Elected
TEXANS EMIGRATING TO CALIFORNIA
A VAST FIELD OF GOLD
OUTER STATION, PACIFIC TELEGRAM, WEST OF
FORT 11.11&112:ST, Sept. 16.—The Pony Express
pasted here at 5 P. M., with San Erancisop
dates to Sept. 7th.
The markets are generally firm and healthy,
with no important sales since the election. The
immense Linton vote has dispersed all fears of
any domestic disturbance, and there is every
prospect of an early and profitable fall trade.
The returns ftdm the State electlon are still
incomplete; the vote of the whole State will be
about 120,000. As far as heard from Mr. Stam
ford (Rep.,) has 48,800 votes; the Union Dem
ocratic candidate2o, 500, and McConnel (13reck.)
19,400. The balance of the vote will not
materially vary from the above proportionate
7;he United States Marshal, yesterday, seized
the ship Henry Bringham, which had just ar
rived from Liverpool. He also seized 200 tons
of coal on board, which were shipped on the
owner's account, as well as the freight money
on the balance of the cargo, consisting of up
wards of 800 tons of coal. The ship is owned
by non-residents, the brothers Lathrop, of
Savannah, Ga., though in the American Lloyds
she is registered as ownediry Nat:meter & Mul
ford, of that place. She was built in 1851, by
B. & S. Sprague & Co., of Boston, and was then
named the Telegraph. While at Savannah, in
1859, she was burned, and there re-built, when
her name was changed to the one she now bears.
She' is a clipper model, registered 1,000 tons,
and her value estimated at $30,000. Her 200
tons cargo, tad freight money on the balance,
after paying seamen's wages, and probably cap
tain's wages also, are confiscated.
The ship Benefactor was also seized, on the
ground that one-eighth of the vessel is owned
by parties residing in Virginia. She was, how
ever, promptly released on filling the proper
bonds at the Custom House Beven-eighths of
this ship are owned by Lowe Brothers, of New
York, and is now under charter to sail for China,
carrying a large and valuable cargo.
Ttie steamer Carrie Ladd arrived atPortland,
September 2d, bringing 27,000 in gold dust
from the Nez Perces mines. The Indians are
reported as p-aceable, and, the recent alarm
sounded about the danger of Indian hostilities
on a large scale is evidently an exaggera
The correspondent' of the Doll Mountaineer
says it is demonstrated beyond dispute that the
whole region of country embraced between the
Cascade and Rocky Mountains is one vast gold
field, and only required development to revo
lutionize that entire coast. An area of 82,000
aquae miles has been sufficiently prospected to
establish the existence of mineral wealth. Ex
ploring parties have been fitted out for the
Elk country and Bitter Root valley, where large
prospects ate anticipated. The near approach
of winter renders a postponement of emigration
to that quarter advisable, but in the spring
there will probably be another gold rush.
Another Rebel Defeat.
Yearly Two Hundred Rebels Killed
STILL LATER FROM LEXINGTON.
Rebels Scattered by a Brave Irish
rfteen hundred men under Col. Smith over
took three thousand secessionists as they were
crossing the river at Blue Mills landing on the
seventeenth inst., and completely routed them,
killing between one hundred and fifty and two
hundred, and taking twelve prisoners. The
federal loss is forty killed , and twenty-five
wounded. . •
Federal scouts just in report tiring still going
on at Lexington on Wednesday evening.
The rebels are said to have no shells, shrap
nell or canister, nothing but round shot and
Nearly three thousand government horses
and mules are within Mulligan's entrenchments
requiring much care to previmt stimpede.
LATER FROM LEXINGTON,, MO.
. At head quarters it is supposed that the force
of Kungen at Lexington is . 8.500, consisting. of
an Irish regiment, Col. Mulligan 900 men, CoL
Marshall Illinois cavalry 600 men,and a Kansas
regiment number not known, five hundred
mounted home guards, five hundred 'infantry,
(home guards,) together with three six pound
ers; one howitzer and two mortars. • '
Advice by private letter from Lexington today
say Price attacked the federals at 10 A;'M yes
terday, with a force of thirty thousand. The
federal forces are estimated at from three to
four thousand. The federals fought them two
hours, when the secessionists drove them back
into their entrenchments. The Irish regiment
then came out and charged them at - point of
bayonet, scattering the rebels in all directions.
Price was to attack them again , this morning
with seventeen pieces of artillery. No state
ment of. loss on either side is given.
READQUASTISIIS U. S VOLUNTEERS,
Camp Cameron, (near Harrisburg, Pa.)
Sept. 20, 1861.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Be it known that Captain Michael McNally,
of Blair county, Penna., (by occupation a ma
chinist,) and his company of volunteers, con
sisting of Ist Lieutenant S. T. Davis, and 2nd
Lieutenant and 82 non-iximmissioned of
Boers and privates, having been duly sworn into
the service of the United States, and stationed
at (limp Cameron, near Harrisburg, Penna.—a
"camp of rendezvous and instruction for volun
teera ' establ shed by orders from the War De
partment of August 15th c 1861, and by subse
quent special orders from Washington to Capt.
Hastings, late S. mustering officer at Harris
burg, Penna., and being on hisown, McNally's,
application to his commanding officer, the com
mander of Camp Cameron, permitted with his ,
company to leave camp and go to Harrisburg in
the morning of the 19th of September, 1861, to
be there mustered by the CAB. mustering offi
der, Capt. J. 1 Smead, U. S. sth artillery, did,_
after arriving at Capt. Smead's office, at the
depot of the No( thern Central. Railroad, fail to
be so mustered, and did there about 12 o'clock
M. of the same day, viz : the 19th of September;
1861, with his company take the cars to _Lan
caster, Penna.,.this without the knowledge, or
ders or' pernainfion Of lie . ciortuti•Mding 'officer,
the commander of Camp Cameron, tlins.dwert
ing his post at Camp Cameron and the service
of thi3Dnited Sta*-1 aqu'
* it also known thatCapt.JohnM.McCitiey,
supposed to be ofl,4tusensebountntPa.pand who,
frODl i bb3 own report, ba s wed in the U. 8
uggillo'cf6P6,' with his Oinisuly of Ms 17
Kmmee Crrr, Sept. 19
JMNIERSON CUT, Sept. 20
.... - . - .
... - .
men, while on drill on the morning of tl
of September, near Camp Cameron, ,h
poet at Camp Cameron and th e set-eh,.
rilajor sth Artiller I'. WILLI?,
HEAD QUARTERS, U. S. VOLVNIF.E
CAMP Casuatos, (bear Ilarri,Ui . k
:—To my circular of ytn.t, ••1
lighting to the country, thron.;ll th,.l'is
xrA TI,LEGRAPII, certain w1,1,.,a1e
irom this camp of rendezwas and twzrt,,.
proper to add that it would lie nt,juu t
these offences against military 1,
the laws of the land as charattelii.u,_.
vailing temper of the 12:23 rtnium,,,g
Clamp Cameron, but that I may ta,t
giving the facts, direct and en,
whence it is dificult not to baits, 11 ,
tions to have resulted.
Lieutenant Geo. 11. Hill's, s
note tome herewith, implicate, ticti,
with Captain TdoNalley's and his 0
sertion ; Capt. J. R. Snead',
dorsement on that note, implicate.s
ley, and also convicts Capt.
ing added wilful falsehood to the (1
sertion with his cowpany fruls
service of the United States.
The note with endorsement ate
publication with this, as suppleuiviit.Li
Capt. Rutherford' 8, U S. 1, , .11,11 IA I
Camp Cameron, verbal statement
he furnished on the 19th 01 Septctail t
tation by rail from Harrisbur g to
Capt. McNally and his company,
derstanding from Capt. MCNitny that t•
going to Lancaster by my tinier or I
probation, corroborates Capt. :liaca,l >
ment, and doubly affixes to t'apt.
desertlvn from the military scr v t
States, the additional inisilemean“l
As the desertions of Captains M N
McCasey with their companies ot, ,;,:
certain conversations with Col.
Negley and myself, at different inn,
morning of September 19, who, I a; ,
informed, after their return trout
risburg spoke in public iu
of their interview with me, and !,,.
fore properly be supposed—in their o.•
prospective relations to Captains )I N,
£tcCasey and their companies, a.:
be designed to form part of pr ol ,
ments of Gen. Negley's prospl cue, 1 i 1
have influenced the aforesaid des,
remarks, if not already determined •
Captains braced and Hill, the time itt
the other in his endorsement to t?,„
will state substantially what was
In the morning of September
before the desertions h taken pl.,
,Wynkoop and General Neglcy s•par
at. the general office tent for t
and treble to see me about matter.
I believe, to men in Camp (
foreseeing from this sort of int,lt, n lo
citude if you please, nothi ant
tion and dissatisfaction. and eon f u,.on t
ordinary rules of arrangement,
discipline enforced in mittliny c.titi; •
forced for the good of the sell
equal benefit of all, I said to them, .oc,
preface, that I did not know et m r
&Lally, and could not penult
tious or interference in the detail-
wand ; that I was here, not only t. ,
and to organize, but also to
all properly under my order , n ,, .v
allowances under law and nvihtti. , l,
if improperly interfered
outs of camp the person
Respectfully Your ut r. VI
Maj. al. AI k
P. B.—l am happy to 9nnn o r to flit.
that Lieut. G. H. Davis, of t rpt. M,.
company, named as a deserter tr, s t -
of the United States in my eii edit 0: yr ,
date, returned and reported
publication of the cfrcular.
RIAD QUARTERS U. S. VOLUSTEEN , .
annp Omicron. near
Referred to Capt. J. R. Sinead,
tillery, mustering officer at litirri,k z
By order of IL
H. A. DuPoyr, Ist Lieut. sth :WI
A. A. G.
CAMP GasnLE, near
Sept. I. 1" ,
About 11.80 A. M. of Sept. P.td..o
whom I now firmly believe to hay,. bra
Davis, of Capt. company
to my office at the Penna. Railroad
riskily, Pa., with the muster 101 l
pang, stating that by direction of Ni
,llanis, sth Artillery, commanding • it:
ermi, the company was present to n
led) service preparatory to leaving
hill Pa., where they were t o
Negley's brigade of Pennsylvania
I rtifulted to muster the men as no l a)
arriination had been made ; stated ia
that I would muster them at C,LIIII ,
soon as they were passed by a surge-1.
the officer what authority the eOllll , LIA:1
go to Ism:aster. He stated that tie
ley; (who was in an outer room, RNA: ,
timing to our conversation thr,o44li
door,) had instructions from the
Wax to that effect. A short tint- :‘N
saw General Negley talking to tile tee ,
company on the opposite side of ill, sir
my office, but took no further notici
I supposed Major Williams was isogiar;
movements of the company. Alc't
learned that the company left in
Lancaster about IP. M-, same day. :t
knowledge of their commanding
Williams, sth Artillery.
I certainly did not tell this
Harnbright could muster them. t ,, r 1
know that Col. Hambright was at
Jao. R. &MEAD, Capt. sth A 1.
At 1 o'clock P. M., Sept. 19th.
Lieut. S. T. Davis, of Capt. McNally • "
volunteers, on the road from Halri-h -
Cameron, who stated to me in
question "Had his company been
that there was some difficulty, tonl I
Negley who was there (at the dep t) I , t . :
the company to Lancaster to join tle•
of Col. Hambright (of Negley 's bi i!„.!
caster, and that Capt. Smead, ti. s A
ing officer at Harrisburg, said that th ,
be mustered in by Col. Ham Inh.dit. in
Mr, as well as by him, (Capt. Saienl ,
burg; and that he (Lieut. Davis) Was
to comp to finish his duties as
guard, and then would join his compal
caster. Gm. 11 fl
Ist Lieut. of Capt. Bennett's Comp!,
Oconio Cameron, Sept. 20, 1861..
• [Philadeli his Press and Bulletin ,
Republican, Lancaster Daily Express an,
bersburg Repository insert one tine, a "
rat° this office for collection
IiELLER'.S DRUG STORE is the
to buy Patent
Tr ELLER'S DRUG STORE 18 t , t,
136.. And inytt r ue r
TO FA KMEAS !
1111IITTER,(good, sweet and fresh)
Pound sells, and insab. FAGS is large all
quantities taken at all times sod wsa pa ii! 0 g
&all* exchange. Regular market rths stars •
Wfd. DOCK, JR,
1141411 Opposite We Oust
Sept. 2 , J, h 6