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BY GEORGE BERGNER
.• LINL-1, SS
I,qe and by Me minority of the Cbnurwn
i~lr ~,Fenneylumtia, ANDREW G. CURTIN,
of &tot Commonwealth.
ROCLANATIOII 7 .
I ,\l lI IAIEAS, lsy the twelfth section of the Act
A,-, 1..1.1y, passed the Fifteenth day of May
L z provided that it shall not be lawful
Volunteer Soldier to leave this COM
.till ILS such, unless he shall have been
.lited by the Governor of this State,
all under a requisition of the President
Hided states made upon the Governor
ur tr-op , i for the service of the United
s,mdi y 1)0"w;, tummy of them engaged in
reglaientt; in be furnished from other
a r c posisting in endeavoring to enlist
eel's in i of hoe.
It is necessary for the public
e and t, , c I Ile honor of Pennsylvania, that
nth.e nhiand lee regularly organized
I,r the suppression of the existing
cculonnity with the acts of Con
, t nen iy-second and twenty-fifth July,
With the laws of the State,
'l] 10 r ritizeng should not be seduced
~ r _aniz tipns independent of the State
~iy win reby the raising of her quota
,t oruw,ttil, the regiments are not enrolled
tt r, hives, the families of the men are de
t the relief provided by the laws of the
the families of her own volunteers, and
tt.• herself by the absorption of her men
ut. it unlawful organizations may be found
ult to ,apply volunteers to fill the future
ti-tttttit, of the Government of the United
p WM.:RAS, the following order has been
d l the War Departmeut of the United
September 26, 1861.
10,0 1/ -I. G. CURTIN, Governor of Penn-
II rrho u ' rg
-I have the. honor to transmit the fol-
II: order from the War Department :
All men now enrolled or mustered into the
or the United States for brigades, regi
ts i,curries or companies in the State of
1,-) I t - ania, under the direct authority of the
vfk y of War, are placed under the com
the Governor of Pennsylvania, who
I ..!.mnize or re-organize them as he may
I!L t advantageous to the interests of the
11 e United States will continuo to furnish
.I•lctiCe, camp equippage, clothing, &c., as
'to:.-c, for the organizations referred to in
paragraph, and all U. S. commissaries
qu rtelia,L,ters will furnish, nn
s, the lii•LTSBAry emboli:4o23oe, clothing, &M.
All authorizations heretofore given to said
icgitustits or companies in the State of
I vania. are hereby revoked from and af
lhc expiration of the times limited in the
al authority, or in any renewals hereto-.
:t.tuted ; and in eases where no limit of
his been specified, then from and after
expiration of ten days from the date of
older; and in future all volunteers for the
:e of the United States sh ill be raised, in
\ lvania, only under requisitions made on
(beet:Fuer. All authorities issued by the
r Department for Independent Regiments,
led to the approval of the Governor, which
not been so approved are hereby revoked.
Secretary of War.
And, whereas, the President of the United
has, in accordance with the acts of Con
of the twenty-second and twenty-fifth of
last, made requisitions on the Governor of
lvania for sundry regiments of volun
, which requisitions are in the course of
therefore, I Andrew G. Curtin, Gov
; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for
purpose of preventing further impositions
good and loyal citizens of Pennsylvania
bis regard, do make this my proclamation,
:by prohibiting all persons from raising vol
revs in Pennsylvania otherwise than by au
7ity of the Governor, and especially forbid
; the raising of volunteers for regiments to
uruished from other States. And also for
hr-z all citizens of Pennsylvania from en
'PA it-or attaching themselves to any such
ula't unlawful organizations and
ling all Isrsons that in disobeying this
will be disregarding the or
al the GovertNent of the United States,
as defying the tawsof
the State and
ding their duties sons and citizens
the Commonwealth. d 1 elo !tens,
all Magistrates, Di
officers of the. Conanonwealte
isecute all persons who shall t i c) arrest andl;ty this
iclamation, and particularly all
ieir Milers and abettors, who under any t l ii.i o n o d
td authority, shall enlist volunteers for M..;
4ade, Regiment, Battery or Company 61
t'olunteers other than such as may be authoriz.
ed by the Governor of this Commonwealth, or
adVurthe or open or keep recruiting stations fur
snr h enlistments, so that such offenders may be
bruni,:ht to justice and punished according to
Giveu under my hand and the great seal of the
: . ,:tate, at Harrisburg, this twenty-eighth day
01 September, in the year of our Lord, one
tie usaud eight hundred and sixty-one, and
of the ceunnotiwtalth the eighty-sixth.
By the Governer.
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
GENERAL ORDER NO. 8.
11-VAD-QUARTERS PENNSYLVA.:iIk MILITIA.
Harrisburg, Sept, P,O, 1861,
I. No Surgeon or Assisstatit Surgeon can re
ceive a commission from the Governor of Penn
sylvania, unless he has first paved an examina
tion 13, fore a Board of Surgeons, in accord ance
with the Act of Assembly and General Orders
ICo. 25 of the War Department.
A Medical Board for the examination of all
.!iirizeous, or Assistant Surgeons, now acting as
tuch, in any regiment raised in the State of
i enusylvania, will be held at Eurri.sburg, Octo
bt- 2d, 1861, at 9 a. m., and at Washington City,
at Willard's Hotel, on Tuesday, the Bth of
Ockber, 1861, at 10 a. m.
By order of
A. G. CURTTN,
Governor and Commander in-Chief.
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9 Market street, two doors end °Monti nergieloPlaih
SPECIAL PROCLAMATION BY
OFFICE SECRETARY ON TEE Comktomw*TH l
Harrisburg, Sept. 18, 1 . I
The following "provisions in case any of the
militia or volunteers shall be in actual service
at the time of the general election" are publish
ed for the benefit of those citizens of Pennsyl
vania to whom they may apply in connection
with the general election to be held on the sec
ond Tuesday of October, A. D. 1861 :
Whenever any of the citizens of tltits •Pom
monwealth qualified ea lifirsipbeforp ppgidded,
shall be in auy actual y servibYht any
detachment of the militia or corps of volunteers,
under a requisition from the President of the
United States, or by the authority of this com
monwealth, on the day of the general election,
as aforesaid, such citizens may exercise the
right of suffrage at such places as may be ap
pointed by the commanding officer of the troop,
or company, to which they shall respectively
belong, as fully as if they were present at
the usual place of election. Provided, That
no member of any such troop or company, shall
be permitted to vote at the place so appointed,
if at the time of such election be shall be with
in ten miles of the place at which he would be
entitled to vote, if not in service as aforesaid.
The proceedings for conducting such elections
shall be as far as practicable, in all respects the
same as are herein directed in the case of gen
eral elections, except that the captain or com
manding officer of each company or troop shall
act as judge, and that the first lieutenant or of
ficer second in command, shall act as inspector,
at such election, so far as shall relate to such
company or troop ; and in case of the neglect
or refusal of such officers, or either of them, to
serve in such capacity, the officer or officers next
in command, iu such company or troop, shall
act as judge or inspector as the case maybe.
The officer authorized to lterform the duties
of judge, shall administer the proper oath or
affirmation to the officer who shall act as in
spector, and as soon as such officer shall have
been sworn or affirmed, he shall administer the
proper oath or affirmation to the officer whose
duty it shall be to act as judge, and such officer
acting as judge shall appoint two persons to act
as clerks, and shall administer to them the
proper oaths or affirmations.
The several officers authorized to conduct
such elections shall take the like oaths or affir
mations, shall have the like powers, and they,
as well as other persons who may attend, vote,
or offer to vote, at such election, shall be sub
ject to the like penalties and restrictions as are
declared or provided in this act, in the case of
elections by the citizens at their usual places of
Within three days after such election, the
u dges thereof shall respectively transmit
together with the tickets, tally lists of voters, to
the prothonotary of the county in which such
electors would have voted, if not in military
service. And the said judges shall transmit
another return of such election to the com
manding officer of the regiment or battalion,
as the case may be, who shall make a general
return under his hand and seal, of the votes of
all the companies or troops under his command
and rhall transmit the same through the near
est post office to the secretary of the common
It shall be the duty of the prothonotary of
the county, to whom such returns shall be made,
to deliver to the return judges of the same
county, a copy certified under his hand and seal,
of the return of votes so transmitted to him by
the judges of the election in the companies or
The return judges of the proper county or
counties, in which the volunteers or militia
men aforesaid may have resided at the time of
being called into actual service as aforesaid,
shall meet on the second Tuesday. in November
next after the election. And when two or
more counties are connected in the election,
the meeting of the judges from each county
shall be postponed in such case until the Fri
day following the said second Tuesday in No
The return judges so met, shall include in
the votes so returned, and
thereupon shall proceed in all respects in the
like manner as is provided in this act, in cases
where all the votes shall have beeti given at
the usual place of election.
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Writing, Book-keeping and Copying.
THOS. EL EVERETT, practical accoun
tam, Reporter and Copyist, has taken an office ad
!owing the Pd riot and Union, on Third street, where he
will prepare young men for bookeepere,
clerks, ago., and
sssi-4. theta to sanations in business In Philadelphia and
New York. Ho will also attend promptly, to the adjust.
meet of difficult accounts, opening and closing books,
general copy work of any kind. Re, orting, Card and
Lettemething, Time-tables, Muster and Pay Rolls for the
Army, Notes, Mortgages, Bonds and Advertisements
carefully made Charges moderate
c. Edwarb Eyerettlosioa.
Banker New York.
Philiamiluck, Jr , mar _ -
FOR THE ARMY,
Beds, Pillows,' Blankets, Coats, C sips.
Leggin, Drinking; Cups, &c.,
FOB NIB BY
WM. s. skiArriss,
North Side Market Square, near Buehler' a Hotel,
Ti A :RTsBgEG, PA.
Seleot Schools Boys and Girls
FRONT ISTItINNTAIRVID LOCUST.
rpHE Fall term of 013ERT krELWEE'B
L Sehool for bins, will open on the first Monday is
Semonber. The room Is well ventilated, comfortably
furnished, and in every respect adapted for school pus.
CATHARINE brimless's school for girls, located n
the same hotline 2, gill oPeal for the rall term at the same
time. The room has beea elegantly fitted up to promote
he health and condbrt of stshoiara. aug22dlf
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BANKING STOGY, EI464ED COLL ECTING OFFICE
Has been removed from No. 28 Eletand St.
N(. 130 MAitKET STREET
HARRISIMIRO, PA. 1
TREABITRT NOM TAKEN AT PAR.
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HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1861.
LET THE RECORD SPEAK!
Dr. Heck's Eestimate of the Safety
of the Country and the Courage
of its Defenders.
He Reuses to Appropriate Money to Se
cure the National Honor and Uphold
the Federal Authority! • .
flaillEN 4011 SOlfilaill OF. DAIIPHIN
While the hot shot and bombs
were falling thick and fast aroun •
the gallant band who were de
fending their country's honor in
Fort Sumter, Gov. Curtin had
sent into the Legislature of the
state, then in session, a message
suggesting the better organiza
tion of the militia, and asking
for an appropriation of five hun
dred thousand dollars to place
the state on a war footing. The
bill as it passed, can be found in
the last volume of the laws of
the state, page 299—and the
proceedings attending its pas
sage in the douse, in the Journal
of 1861, page 957. We extract
the yeas and nays as they appear
substantial on the Journal of the
YEss.—Messrs. Abbott, Acker, Alexander
Anderson, Armstrong, Ashoom, Austin, Ball
Barnsley, Bartholomew, Bisel, Birder, Blair,
Blanchard, Bliss, Boyer, Bressler, Brewster
Burns, Butler, (Crawford,) Byrne, Clark, Cowan
Craig, Douglass, Duncan, Ellenberger, Elliott
Frazier, Gibboney, Goehring, Gordon, Graham
flapper, Harvey, Hayes, Hillman, Hood, Hofius
Huhn, Irvin, Koch, Lawrence, Leisenring
Lowther, M'Gonigal, Marshall, Moore, Mullin
Ober, Osterhout, Patterson, Pierce, Preston
Pughe, Reily, Ridgway, Robinson, Roller, Seltz
er Shafer Sheoparg ia geAgrki n Smith
( tnuaaatrltua , j ,
Teller, Thomas, Tracy, Walker, White, Wil
dey, Williams, Wilson and Davis, Speaker-76.
NAYS. —Messrs. Brodhead, Butler, (Carbon,
Caldwell, Cope, Dismant, Diving, Donley, Duf
field, Dunlap, Gaskill,
Rill, Kline, Lichtenwallner, M'Donough, Mani
fold, Morrison, Myers, Randall, Reiff and
Freemen of Dauphin county !
Soldiers ! who went at the first
call of danger to the capital of
your country, and who still rest
upon your arms night and day
around the limits of that capital,
are you ready to vote for a man
who so lightly estimated the hon
or of your country and the lives
of its defenders? Dr. Heck is
one of the old Breckinridge Dem
ocrats who sympathised with
and still sympathise with and
confide in the course of the trai
tor Breckinridge, and showed
his attachment for those who
are at the head of this rebellion
by refusing to make an appro
priation to arm the great state
of Pennsylvania to aid their
overthrow and its suppression
This man is again before you,
and again solicits your vote that
he may again disgrace the halls
of legisllotion with. his presence
and' his conduct. He desires to
That he may aid in
embarrassing A ff or t s
of our noble old commonwealths
in assisting to redeem the land
from rebellion by enforcing the
laws and. vindicating the federal
authority. No patriot, no brave,
loyal lover of his country can
vote for Dr. Heck.
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CARVER AND GILDER,
Manufacturer . of
Looking Glass_ and Picture Frames,
Gilt and Rosewood Mouldings &c.
48 CHESNUT STREET, NEAR SECOND.
French Mirrors, Square and Oval Portrait
Frilling Of every description.
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DWELLING HOUSEW4iNTED TO RENT.
A oomlortable two or three-Story dwel•
ti. line house, with *ix or eight rooms, wilh rent not
to exceed elm yyr annum, for the three, or 5160 for the
two-story house, will be rented immediately en applies.
don at this office. sepia If
I tO I KE I SMOKE I SMOKE 11 I—lt
Agit objecuenebbilrben from,. CIGAR'S se
LATER FROM EUROPE
Arrival of the *unship Bavaria.
Sm,_JORB, N. F., Oct. 7
The affmnship Bavaria passed Cape Race at
10 o'clock y night, whom Liverpool
Ydvicei. to the tirtdrarere . obtained by the
Naas Yacht of the associated press.
The steamship Asia arrived at Liverpool on
the 22d, and the North American reached Lon
donderry on the 28d.
The ship Swiftsure had arrived with 205,000
pounds in gold from Australia
Gamer Barran.—The passport system has
been abolished for British travelers in the
The London 2Vmes, of the 24th nit., says
that great excitement prevails in the foreign
market in consequence of the distinct repetition
of the announcement that France and Spain will
forthwith intervene in Mexican affairs. Mexi
can stock advanced more than 2 per cent and is
quoted at 25t.
The downward tendency in the English funds
continued, and console are quoted at 98a.924
for money, and 94 for account ; Virginia 6s,
Illinois Central and Erie railroad had advanced.
FEANCE.—The Kings of Denmark and Hol
land are to - visit the Emperor Napoleon at Com
pergn, on the 6th of October, at the same time
with the King of Prussia. The Pays says that
the news of the landing of the Borghese in Ca
labria is viewed. The Vintage near Lyons is
The Paris Bourse•closed firm. Rentes 69f 40e
Saxony does not object to the commercial
treaty with France, but agrees perfectly with
Prussia on this subject. The French minister
at Berna has handed another note to the federal
council in reference to the Villa de Grand affair,
wherein France adhered to the statement con
tained in the previous note, the accuracy of
which is contested by the federal council.
TURKEY. —The vanguard of the Turkish army
has fallen back upon Trebisone and li:lopuch,
which caused b_y...a.hp* movement ; of
memgeu . ()mar Pasha is concentrating his
forces at Tulow. The Vladimir of Montenero
has called out the contingent, and awaits the
Turkish army on the Montenegrin territory.
ITAZY.-It is rumored that Gen. Fante suc
ceeds Cyladina at Naples. The Opinione deems
it likely that a law on the internal administra
tion will shortly be published abolishing the
office of Lieutenant General.
The Opinion anticipates Bridecoms recall in
consequence of the receipt of an official intima
tion from him of the fresh reprisal of Spain to
deliver up the archives of the Neapolitan con
A ship laden with arms believed to be des
tined to fit out an expedition in Umbria, against
the papal province has been seized.
Gramm—The miscreant who attempted to
assassinate the Queen of Greece was a young
student named Darious. The weapon was a
revolver. He had no accomplice.
Ansists..—Rumors -prevail of an Austrian
Ministral crisis, and the resignation of the Chan
cellor. A confetnice is to be held at Cellegue
on the subject oithe suspension of the block
ade at Ragusa. t'he Prussian and French con
suls will take pad.
JAPAN.—An atbmpt was made at Kanagawa
on the 6th of July, by assassin s, to murder the
inmates of the British legation. Two were
wounded, but a the rest escaped. All was
quiet at the late& dates, July 21st.
LrvaaPooL Cam Mearers, Sept. 25.—The
sales of Monde. and Tuesday amounted to
55,000 bales—iluding 88,000 bales to specu
lators and for export. The market has been
excited, and price are idgid higher since Fri
day, and at the hose prices still tend upward.
Suss or Teem. —Theadvices from Blanches
tar .-.2.-^rt. a slight advance in all descriptions of
goods, but the sales are email. - •
LivaarooL llseirerrurrs liromanee—•Bteadetuffs
are tending downward, and all descriptions are
lower. Xesers. Wakefield, Nash & Co. and
Rittho:idepo, Specce & Co. report flour dull and
declin e d q , ; Weis .of American. at 2 90 0 30 a.
Wheat ilet and 24 43c1 lower ; red Western Ws
' dcligills Al ; red Southern 12s@i12a 3d ; white
Western llsoga2 s ed ; white Southern Ds.
Corn easier mix 308 641(3.80e 9d ; yellow 30s
9 d sans ; if rte 8 48
Lrveet.oot Pao ON Mensarr.—The provis
ion market elntinimi dull. Beef dull ; perk
quiet; bacon ull; lard quiet, but steady; tal
low heavy, a :7864 cheese declined at 3@4d.
LONDON M' I teaser, Sept. 25.—Consols
closed yeats .i at 93 93} for money.
AN =MS' FOR VIOLATING THE NEU-
Bant ITRALITY LAWS.
TORONTO, C. W., Oct. 7.
Col: , a member of the Canadian Par
liament, whiwas lately authorised to raise a
regiment of lincers by the U. S. Government,
was arrested ere yesterday for violation of the
NEW PE BANK STATEMENT.
New YORK, Oct. 7.
The bank J a"ment for the week ending on
Saturday, shAw,an increase in loans $22,417,-
162 ; ' f specie $1,686,849 ; increase of
'circulation 6 ; increase in deposils-$24-i
-666,641. 1, : n! l.-, :,-„: ,
Later From Washington.
Permanent Blookade of the Ports of
I!• 8. FORTS IN ARIZONA OAP TIMED BY
TREATY WITH INDIANS.
WARGINGTON, Oct. 7.
There are no military movements here to re
port. All is quiet.
A. plan has been agreed on for permanently
blocking the ports of the rebel States by sink
ing vessels in the channels.
Gen. Mansfield is expected to return from
Fortress Monroe to-day.
An arrival from the Potomac brings news of
the erection of new earthworks at Freestone
Point, but the navigation of the river continue s
To-morrow morning Gen. McClellan will hold
a grand review of cavalry and artillery on the
ground a mile or more east of the Capitol. It
is expected that fully five thousand cavalry and
twenty batteries of artillery (120 guns) will be
The Government has news of the capture of
IJ. S. forts in Arizona by the secessionists, and
that Colonel Baylor has been declared Gov
The recently concluded treaty between the
Delaware Indians and United States is officially
proclaimed. It provides for the conditional
purchase of the farmer's surplus lands by the
Leavenworth, Pawnee and Western Railroad
Company of Kansas, in aid of the construction
of a railroad through their home reserve. The
number of acres is nearly 224,000 at an aggre
gate valuation of $287,000.
The steamer Philadelphia,r,Captain Reynolds,
arrived at the Navy Yard, this morning, from
Fortress Monroe. All was quiet along the
The steamer Baltimore will go to Fortress
Monroe today with a large quantity of heavy
shot and shell.
The United States steamer Pawnee is at the
Navy yard for some slight repairs.
Captain Dove, late of the Pocahontas, has
The steamer Pocahontas is at the Navy Yard
to exchange her present armament for a heavier
Numerous complaints and charges have been
preferred against certain regimental Quarter
masters for malfeasence in office. The matter
will forthwith be investigated and the parties,
if found guilty, punished.
Gen. Meigs denies the statement that any
officer of the regular army is connected with
the recently discovered pectdations. •
The Government baa already procured &large
quantity of forage at about ten per cent. less
than is paid by private individuals in. Wash
Brigadier General McDowell is to be made a
Major General of volunteers.
The rebel pickets are advanced only to the
bill a mile beyond Fall's Church during the
day, and retire further back from the hill at
From Gen. Banks' Column
Probable Passage of the Potomao.
This morning and during the middle hours of
the day, guns were repeatedly heard in the di
rection of Coonrod's Ferry. At three o'clock
this afternoon, Gen. Bans rode hither and has
not yet returned. It is surmised that the firing
was from our guns to protect the preparations
said to be progressing there for crossing the
The First Brigade, commanded by Gen. Aber
crombie, is now resting near Dawsonville.
Many of the union farmers complain of the
tyrany. and impositions of persons connected
with the regimental supply trains, who, they
fronithenCm the sha p e
of fodder, rain, Arc., leaving none f0z0th,r,.... n
stock during the approaching winter, and it ex
postulated with receive for answer, "Then sell
your stock to the Government."
The health of this division continues good
WHEIREABOUTO OF SENATOR BEZOKINILIDOE.
The Cincinnati Enquirer states, upon good au
thority, that Senator Breckinridge, with Keene
Richards, arrived last Sunday night week at
at Prestonburg, Floyd county, which joins the
Virginia boundary. Col. George B. liodge, of
Newport, and Col. George W. Johnson of Scott
county, arrived at the same place on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Colonel Wm. Preston, Hon.
W. E. Symmes, a son of Brutus J. Clay, Union
State Senator from Bourbon and Bath, and Cap
tain Stoner, with his company, arrived there.
On the same day all left by the State road for
Virginia, where they new are. They were all
finely mounted and well armed. Nearly one
thousand armed Kentuckians had passed
through Prestonsburg, between Sunday imorn
ing and Wednesday evening -the time that 1
Breckinridge and company were there. At the
Sounding Gap, Cumberland Mountain, which is
at the head waters of the Kentucky and Big
Sandy rivers, there is a secession camp of fifteen
hundred men, and it is increasing in numbers
daily, by accessions from Kentucky and Vir
ginia. This camp commands the two great
roads that meet there—one down the Big Sandy
and the other down the Kentucky river. It is
about forty tulles from the Tennessee Railroad.
The Enquirer's informant says that on his way
down the State road leading through Preston
burg, he constantly met squads on horseback,
in wagons, and on foot, with shot gnus and
sqldntiel rifles oetheir way to Virginia to join
the **them atroy.--froisigsJoarnak •
PatvaTE information has recently been re
ceived from the rebel army which renders it
probable that their strongest position is about
a mile and a quarter in the rear of Manassas
Junction, where the entire available reserves of
the South are being collected. This informa
tion comes from a person who has recently, in
the interest of the Government, visited all the
principal points from Richmond to Leesburg.
He fully confirms previous reports of the dis
satisfaction and demoralization which exist in
the rebel army, increased in a great extent by
the recent national victory at Hatteras, and by
the ill-success of Floyd, Wise and Lee in Wtst
Mona TarPSHING vevrir RAILROAD BRIDGES- --
A gentleman of Zanesville, who was on the
first train which passed over it on Monday
morning, reports to the Zanesville Courier that
a railroad bridge, seven miles west of Xenia,
and in the direction of Dayton, was damaged
so as to make it unsafe for trains to pass over
it It was found on examination that braces
and other timbers had been removed, and if a
train had ventured on the bridge it would have
given y way. The bridge was repaired in short
order. It had been arranged to send a large
body of troops over it that night, but from
some cause or other they were sent by a dif
ferent route, and therefore no harm was done.
A LARGE RIFLED STEEL GUN, manufactured at
Pittsburg, was tried there recently. Three
rounds were fired with very satisfactory effect,
but a fourth round with a double charge, burst
the breech plug bands, disabling the gun. The
ball, however, was driven completely through
an eighteen inch tree, traversed some distance
beyond, and was buried four feet in a bank.
The projective is elongated in form, with a band
of lead countersu❑k near the base, a❑d turned
in cylindrical grooves on the surtace. This band
after firing, was shown to have been perfectly
rifled by the grooves in the barrel.
A Sams or sr ayss recently took place at the
Brokers Exchange in Charleston, S. C. We
copy the report, with the price that each
brought, and add the prices which they would
have sold for one year ago :
Male, 66 years
Female, 45 years
Female, 34 years
Family of six, each . 403 660
The family consisted of a woman, 28 years
old, and her five children.
AN lIIKEINSE BEIZAKWATKR has just been com
pleted at Portland, on the southern coast of
England. The whole work was done by con
vict labor. It is described as a mole of loose
stones, three hundred feet in breadth at the base,
one hundred feet in height, and a mile and a
half in length. It has cost, in round numbers,
1900,00, twice the estimated expense. At the
end of the mole a first-class fortress will be
Tim Southern papers continue their com
plaints against the shinplaster currency, and
the Richmond Dispatch says if pronipt measures
are not immediately taken to suppress the cir
culation of such illegal issues, the whole South
will be flooded with them, as every individual
who chooses will force his worthless due-bills
on the community. Matters are evidently get
ting worse in "Secessia."
Mum iformsy, superintendent of the milita
ry railroads, has caused to be constructed a
siding or turn-off to the Loudon and Hampshire
Railroad, near Falls Church, by which the
transportation of supplies to the troops in that
in that vicinity is greatly facilitated.
Tn:s Richmond Dispatch says, "of all the
mean, ignoble, plebelan-,coarse, vulgar, low
minded, ungenerous, dishonorable, grovelling,
abject, vile, contemptible, despicable, dirty
productions, morally and physically, the Louis
ville Journal bears oft the palm."
MISS ANNA ELLA CARROLL, of Maryland, and
a relative of the distinguished Carroll family,
has just issued, in pamphlet form, a reply to
the speech of Breekluridge, delived during the
late special session. It la a very patriotic ad
dress, and will be generally circulated in the
ILLINOIS THOOPS.—lllinois has the following
regiments in the field :—ln Missouri, 20,000
men • in Kentucky, 12,000 ; at Cairo 4,000.
Several detached companies, 1,500. Total,
87,500. Infantry regiments forming 20,000,
cavalry 8,000. Total 65,500. The quota of the
State is 44,400.
autnerowx, Oct. 6
LUTHERAN EMIGRATION to the West by the
Mich, Central Railroad, is said to very large
now. More than twenty-five hundred Nor-
Wegians, passing through Liverpool and Que
bec, to the Northwest, traveled over the road
named daring the last two weeks.
Desosaous Pars.—A monkey owned by an
Edinborough shopkeeper, lately snatched from
its mother's arms a baby, twelve months old,
and with its teeth and nails nearly tore the
child to pieces before it could be rescued.
ThE State of Ohio has in store, within sixty
miles of Cincinnatti ovtr eighteen tons of mus
tylothei.-1.,a-emui. tf..A . ,,ke best
held for any emergency that may occur.
J. Knox WALKER, of Tennessee, who was the
Private Secretary of President Polk, is dead.—
He was Colonel of the Second regiment of Ten
nessee. - His disease was congestion of the brain.
TER work of mounting guns on the fortifica
tions around Cincinnati has commenced. One
twenty-four pounder and two thirty-two pound
ers were put in position on the Ist inst., on
Looomonvs exploded its boiler at the junc
tion station of the Itenssaler and Sarotoga Bail
road on Friday morning, injuring the engineer,
the firemen, and brakesman, but none of them
TEN citizens of Westmoreland county, Va.,
have invited John C. Breckinridge to make 'his
home among than. They promise that lie shall
there be properly appreciated and cherished.
THE printers in Richmond, Va., in conse
quence of the high prices of every article of con
sumption, have raised their prices from thirty to
Tms buildings of the Taunton (Mass) Oil
cloth company Were destroyed by fire on the Ist
inst. .Loss $12,000.
THE Union. Hotel at Concord, N. H., and
other property, valued at $16,000, had been de
stroyed by -fire.
Nineteen thousand dollars' worth of old
postage stamps were consigned to the flames in
Cincinnati on the lst inst.
GYN. Hoax A. WISE is by this time in Etich
iitoncli He was to report to the rebel War D
liexfahent bipereon. •
PRICE ONE CENT.