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forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but falls before us!
AVlth ereedom's Foil beneath our feet,
Arid Preedom , * banner streaming o'er us;
i'HE UNION-ME CONSTITUTION-ANII
DIE EMOHCEMENT OF THE LAW.
Friday Afternoon, November 15, 1861,
SECRETARY CAMERON AND ME WAR
In a recent speech in response to a call made
after one of the many military reviews at Wash
ington, Secretary Cameron is reported to have
declared that it was the policy of this govern
ment to use all the means within its possession
for its preservation. These means are of course
variously distributed, and peculiar to the locali
ties, in the course of this struggle, into
which we must expect to march. If it becomes
necessary for our armies proceeding southward
to seize a thousand bales of cotton in order to
protect their lines in battle, no sane man or sol
dier would condemn the act. It would be jus
tifiable by the articles of war, and only those
who failed to make such seizure and use would
be liable to court martial and cashiering. On
the same necessity and for a like purpose of
aiding in the defence of our lines and assisting
the progress of our armies, the seizure of a
thousand slaves would be equally justifiable as
well as strictly in accordance with the usages
of war. The slave of the south is property in
common with the cotton. He is made a chattle
of the same barter and sale—is estimated in his
master's effects at pro rata value, and therefore,
in the possession of a rebel and a traitor, be
comes contraband of war, subject to the seizure
and use of the federal troops wherever such a
slave is found, and to whatever purpose he can
be applied. This is a broad and glorious doc
trine to come from one of the ministers of state.
It will elicit a response from the popular heart,
simply because it inaugurates a new policy and
initiates a system which will soon put an end
to the efforts to destroy the government.
Supreao it were necessary to emancipate every
slave in the south to accomplish the suppres
sion of rcbellloll, wuuwuuiuooj.o.o ino
would say that it was impracticable or wrong?
The desperation which makes it practical to re
bel, might denounce such a policy, but the
patriotism which is called on to risk life and
limb and property in such a struggle as this,
could offer no objection to the adoption of such
a plan. If it failed in its object, liberty would
only suffer by the failure as it has suffered when
slavery was in the preponderance, and in the
general wreck of the Union, it would be a cheer
ing hope amid the gloom to believe that slavery
too had lost its power in uplifting the few at the
expense of the degradation of the many:
Leaving such a disaster out of the question,
the claim that we have a right to me all the means
within our power to crush this rebellion is among
the most righteous of all that the loyal people
possess. We must make use of these means in all
their shapes. We must grasp them wherever
they are presented and hurl them at our enemy
whenever he shciws his horrid front. There is
nothing too dear for us to sacrifice in this con
test, and therefore our enemies possess nothing
too valuable or sacred to be exempted from our .
seizure or destruction, that they may be brought
to their senses and their loyalty, and that this
gloi s ious Union may be restored to itsiormer
peabe and prosperity.
The country will thank Secretary . Cameron
for inaugurating this bold and determined
policy, and as one of the measures in harmony
with his energy and decision of character, it will
make him still more popular with the masses of
the people as well as more successful as the Sec
retaryof War during this tremendous struggle.
ME LATE COL. BAKER-ALMOST A PRO-
When the lamented Col. E. D. Baker was in
Congress, in a debate in Committee of the
Whole, he was assailed as a foreigner by Mr.
Venable, of North Carorina, a Democratic parti
zan. Below is the reply, which he made at the
time, in which he seems to have foreshadowed
the .present unhappy conflict in which the coun
try is engaged, as well as his own brave defence
of his country and her Constitution and flag.
The extract, will be read with interest by many
of his friends and admirers :
I have bared my bosom to the battle on the
Northwestern frontier in my youth and on the
Southwestern frontier in my manhood. I have
earned somewhat of the good will of my coun
try. • In the councils of my State for a period of
ten consecutive years, and in her service here,
my constituents have confided in my devotion
to their interests and, my attachment to the
Union. I have only to say, that if the time
should come when
.disunion should rule the
hour, and discord is to reign supreme I shall
again be ready to give the besfi blood in my
veins to my country's cause. I shall be • pre
pared to meet all antagonists with lance in rest,
to do battle in every land in defense of the Con
stitution of my country, which I have sworn to
support, to the last extremity, against disunion
ists and all its enemies, whether of the South
or the North—to meet them everywhere, at all
times, withspeech or hand, with word or blow,
until thought or being, shall be mine no
THE Ship Conway, from London, arrived at
Quebec, on Monday, with fifteen thousand five
hunilred barrels of gunpowder, and other mili
tary stores. The bark Ealing Grove arrived at
the same port the previous day with nailitary
stores. The steamer Jura also landed at Que.
beca quantity of stores tor the garrison.. •
While the world has been astonished by our
immense armies, and the rapidity with which
they havo been assembled, equipped, armed
and trained, the North American says that it has
been supposed that the navy was neglected, and
that in that arm of the national service we
should achieve nothing memorable. Latterly
events have tended to open the eyes of the
world a little on this point. The rebel spies
were the first to discover the secret which has
been so carefully hidden, and these announced
in the southern papers what was true enough,
that our northern navy-yards were overwhelmed
with work ; that preparations were making on
the most unheard of scale, and that we were
building, buying, and arming all the vessels
possible for naval purposes.
But the sailing of the great expedition was a
fact which, as it became public, was proof posi
tive of what we were doing, and the Toronto
Globe, in speaking of it, says that "the assem
bling within a few weeks of the immense fleet,
and stores - necessary for so large a force, is cred
itable to the resources of the American people.
It has been done with very little publicity, and
an absence of bragging truly wonderful under
the circumstances." This is the second naval
expedition fitted out in this campaign. The
first captured the forts at Hatteras inlet, with
all their garrison, arms, etc. The second, not
withstanding the severe losses sustained in a
terrific storm at sea, has reached its destination
and taken Beaufort and its three forts. This
expedition lost eleven vessels at sea, and yet hid
no less than seventy-three left to attack Beaufort
with. These are facts which illustrate the great
ness of the republic. During the months end
ing October 81, thirty-six thonsand men were
shipped for the navy at the various recruiting
stations. According to the New York Post a
third expedition is prepared, if not already sail
ed, the object of which is to aid the second in
effectually sealing up both Charleston and Sa
vannah; and also a flotilla of thirty vessels is
now in port, at New York, armed, manned,
equipped and ready to sail for the Gulf of Mex
ico, with vessels of light draught of water adapt
ed to harrassing the whole gulf coast.
It is by means of the navy that this war will
be brought home to the doors of those who con
trived it, and the shrewd trick of making the
border states the scene of conflict be rendered
useless. If the south wants to be a "great mili
tary nation," as some of its newspapers said so
readily nine months ago, there will be abund
ance of chawe for it, since to defend a northern
frontier stretching from the Atlantic to the
Great Plains, a sea coast of immense extent,
and a western frontier of indefinable extent, will
task its powers to the utmost. Having been so
anxious to fight the north, it is but right that
_should feel to the utmost its power, and
learn what numbers and money and toil can do
in a great war.
. We people of the free states are a commercial
race. The sea is peculiarly our element, and it
is for this reason that the proudest empires of
knowing that in naval contests the victory is
generally with those most expert as seamen. If
this war was merely to exalt the military
power of the republic and leave its navy where
it found it, the result would be a grievous dis
appointment to the people, who view it as a
mighty ordeal, in which every department of
the national service is destined to attain an un
precedented development. It is our especial
business to achieve things deemed impossible,
and as England has so eagerly pronounced the
blockade impracticable, welrust do what even
her vast naval power never could succeed in,
lock up the whole of the enemy's coast, and
send forth such swarms of cruisers and expedi
tions as shall demonstrate to whom the domin
ion of the sea belongs in this hemisphere.
Every naval vessel now in our service should
be iron plated as fast as possible. We have in
exhaustible supplies of iron, hundreds of iron
works and thousands of skillful workmen ready
to do this, and as each vessel returns for repairs
the plates should be ready for use. This im
penetrable armor is needed to protect our ves
sels from assaults by iron batteries like that at
New Orleans and the one building at Norfolk,
and also from the ponderous rifled artillery
stolen from the national stores by Floyd, and
plentifully scattered all over the south. We
are well aware that the nucleus of an armor
plated navy is now preparing, but it will be
months before it is ready, as the ships have to
be built out and out. -It is much easier to take
some of the vessels . ' already afloat and plate
them. All our navy-yards should be stored
full of these iron plates, and gangs of workmen
employed to plate every vessel raised on the
dry dock. Nations which are at peace may
proceed slowly • and deliberately to introduce
this innovation, but• necessity demands that
whatever, we do should be done -immediately
with all the energy we can muster. .There can
be no doubt of our ability to make this great
change, for we have all that is requisite for the
purpose, and let us astonish the world by
being the first to take to the waves with a
whole navy of iron plated vessels. All the re
cent purchases, light and flimsy as many of
them seem, would answer just as well as any
other vessels for iron plating, and when once
clad in armor would be as durable as the
strongest ship afloat. They would, too, go up
any river, past any fort, with impunity, which
at present'it is fool-hardy for them to attempt.
We say, therefore, by all means, let all our
ships be iron clad at once. It will double their
value, and save a large expenditure of money
for more vessels, and for the continual repairing
now required by the frail craft recently bought.
A*oset the important results of the victory
at Beaufort is the capture of a large amount of
cotton. From the repeated orders of Jeff Davis
and his Cabinet, that , no cotton should be taken
into the seaboard cities, and that it should all be
removed into the interior of the different states,
where it would be safe from capture by the fed
eral troops, many supposed that the rebels had
obeyed his mandates, and that, instead of placing
it where our soldiers could obtain it, they would
keep it hid in remote localities, until some of
the European Powers broke the blockade, or
their independence was acknowledged. But
this opinion was evi9ntly erroneous, for the
Charleston Mercury states that upwards of two
suillion doilers' ioorth of cotton had falkn info the
hands of the federal troops.
P enn " thallin ff l atlV gettaraPh, Alban afternoon, November 15. 1861.
The Fiftieth Pennsylvania Regiment
The accounts of the naval expedition, report
the almost miraculous escape of the steamer
Winfield Scott, having on board about 500 men
of the Fiftieth Pennsylvania regiment. The
gale on Friday night was very severe, and the
Scott was exposed to the full forceof the storm;
she had her masts all carried away, and her
bows stove in, and suffered in other ways. She
is an iron steamer, new, this being her first
trip.." During the gale her iron and wood sepa
rated, abaft the starboard paddle-box, opening
a huge seam, which let the water enter in tor
rents. All the soldiers (500 of the Fiftieth
Pennsylvania reggrient) were set to work at the
pumps. They behaved admirably, both of
ficers and men, and are highly commended by
the captain and officers of the ship for their
Some of her own officers, however, did not
behave so well, but disgraced themselves and
their ship, as will appear in the sequel. The
Scott ran up the signal of distress, which
brought to her assistance the Bienville. The
officers of the Scott manned their boat, placed
in it three wounded men and a woman, who,
with the boat's crew, got safely on board the
Rienville, but the boat swamped alongside.
The Bienville then sent her her own boat,which
no sooner came near the Scott, than the engi
neer, his assistant, the carpenter, and a number
of the crew, basely deserted their posts, leaped
into the boats, and went on board the Bienville,
when this boat also swamped. The Bienville
then resolved to lie by the Scott, to render her
all assistance in case of further and more ur
The Scott, however, by dint of throwing
overboard all her subsistence stores, and by the
vigorous help of the soldiers, succeeded in weath
ering the storm. In the hurry of the moment,
owing to some misunderstanding of orders,
about three hundred of the Pennsylvania Fif
tieth, threw overboard tb . eir guns, knapsacks
and overcoats. With regard to the desertion
of the Ship by the engineers and others, it may
be stated that the engines at no time ceased
working, or were in any way out of order. The
ship is built in three compartments, and water
entered but one, and came into that one through
the rudder hole. The desertion of their posts by
these men at such a time was as unnecessary as
it was cowardly. They . are now, however, in
irons, on their own ship, and will suffer the just
penalty of their conduct "
ENORMOUS TRADE IN BRRADSTUITS.—Curious
Calculation.—The trade in breadstuffs at the west
this season, remarks a cotemporary, has been
enormous, and how the amount yet remaining
is to come forward in a brief month of naviga
tion, is a subject of lively interest. Of what
the trade in breadetuffs has been thus far, some
idea fray be formed from the fact that at Buf
falo the local receipts of grain, and of flour re
duced to wheat, foot up the enormous aggregate
of fifty-two millions of bushels. We read the fig
ures without being able to comprehend their
immensity. To do so we must resort to illus
trative statements. Supposing this vast amount
to be afloat again upon the canal, it would fill
8,666 canal boats, holding 6,000 bushels each ;
and these boats, each ICO feet long, and lying
stern to stern, would form 164 miles in length!
Or supposing all this grain to be thrown into
one pile or stored in a single bin. The dimen
sions of such a receptacle would make a column
261 feet square and 1,000 feet high. Or, to put
it more practically—suppose it to be stored
in one warehouse, of the orninary depth and
height of street stores,i say sixty-five feet from
front to rear, and sixty-five feet high, and that
warehouse would be four fifths of a mile long,
allowing nothing for partitions, and its contents
would supply ten millions of people with bread
is the business of the single port of Buffalo, and
the enormous amount, it is estimated, before
the end of the season, will be swelled at that
point to at least sixty millions of bushels.
ALMOST A TRAGEDY.- - Messrs. C. Kirchoff and
William Dick, live respectively at Nos. 183 and
185 Washington street. Mr. Kirchoff, coming
home late one dark evening, mistook Mr. Dick's
house for his own, and while trying to make
his night key unlock his neighbor's door, was
greatly astonished and considerably frightened
at two successive shots from a revolver and the
crashing of the leaden missives through the
panels of the door, passing in close proximity
to his person. He hastily retreated from the
immediate vicinity of this inexplicable proceed
ing, but had not got far away when his nervous
excitement was heightened by the cry of
•'step thief," followed by two more whistling
bullets. At this juncture of the proceedings
Policeman Dooley approached the scene and
seized the affrighted Kirchoff who could only
tell him incoherently, that he had been fired
upon from his own house. The officer led him
back to where Mr. Dick and two or three fe
males were standing on the sidewalk, all in full
night robes, when the two gentlemen recognized
each other as neighbors and the affair was ex
plained. Mr. Dick had heard the effort of '
Kirchoff with, his night-key, and thinking it
was the work of a burglar sprang to the head
of the stairs and fired at the door: Hearing
the supposed burglar retreat, he rushed to the
door and discharged two more leaden messen
A LAWYER'S TRICK.-A shrewd trick to iden
tify the handwriting of a party in a suit was re
sorted to in a case tried in the Supreme Court
to-day. A man, his wife and son, made a joint
note, all three signing their names. When the
note came due it was repudiated, and the hold
ers commenced suit. No difficulty was found in
regard to the identity of the signature of hus
band and son, but no one could be obtained to
identify the handwriting of the wife. In this di
lemma the counsel for the holder of the note got
an Express monied envelope, in which he put a
subpoena. A boy was sent with this envelope
and a receipt book to the house of the lady.
The lady fell into the trap, received the enve
lope and signed the receipt in the boy's book.
When the trial came on the lady did not ap
,pcar ; the boy, however, produced the book,
and the signature being compared they were
found the same, and a verdict rendered against
all three.—N. Y. Express.
A BRIDAL PARTY. —A wedding 'party passed
through Elmira a few days since, which never
had its prototype in the whole train of Hymen's
devotees. The following items in regard to
this peculiar couple will satisfy every one that
"jnatrimonial sweets,' were never Measured
out on so small a scale before. Their respective
ages are 21 and 20 years. Their respective
weights are about 65 and 33 pounds. Their re
spective heights, three feet five inches, and two
feet eleven inches. The gentleman is a brother
of the celebrated Gen. Nutt, Torn Thumb's
great rival. The lady is known as the Fairy
Queen, formerly Miss Sarah Belton. The hap
py pair were on their way to the little lady's
home from their bridal trip to Niagara Falls.
SIIIIME OF A BAPTIST ELDER. —Elder Stephens,
a Baptist preacher, of the close communion or
der, whose home was in Chester, Geauga coun
ty, Ohio, committed suicide on Monday after
noon last, by cutting his throat with a razor.
He has had spells of derangement for a year or
two past, but continued to preach. He preach
ed on the Sunday preceding his death and gave
out his text for the next Sabbath—" Behold
how great a fire a little matter kindleth."
AN INCID&NT OF THE WAR.—III connection
with the burial of the killed in Fremont's Body
Guard, a very interesting incident is related.—
Some soldiers went out to reconnoitre, disco,-
ered_three dead and wounded men of the body
guard in the woods, and sitting beside one of
them a little dog of the terrier species. It had
staid for hours beside the wounded soldier.
in the Late Gale.
IMPORTANT FROM CENTRAL
ARRIVAL OF U. S. TROOPS AT PANAMA.
Collision Between Foreigners and Na
tives at Guaymas, Mexico.
The American Consul Imprisoned
and Three Americans Shot.
THIRTY-FIVE AMERICANS PUT FIVE
HUNDRED MEXICANS TO FLIGHT-
Senttor 61wln, Calhoun Benham and J
Brent arrested at Panama.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.
The steamer Champion has arrived with Pa
nama dates to the sth inst.
The Pacific mail steamer Uncle Sam brought
down to Panama five hundred troops with a
large amount of rifles, &c.
Bogota was quiet under the Mosqueta gov
General Herron was on his way to Washing
ton as Minister.
It had been resolved at a convention of the
Confederate States to change the name of New
Grenada to the United States of Columbia.
A fight has occurred at Guyamas, Mexico, be
tween the foreigners and natives.
The American consul was imprisoned and
three Americans shOt.
It is said that 35 Americans put to flight
A Californian recently reached Manzanillo in
a small steamer loaded with percussion caps.—
He was sentenced to be shot for introducing ar
ticles contraband of war. t
Senator Gwin, Calhoun Benham and J.
Brent, of California, were arrested as the steamer
Uncle Sam was entering the bay of Panama, by
order of Wen. Sumner, by the troops under his
Papers compromising them with the rebels
were found aboard.
Some of Mr, Gwins' friends at Panama ap
plied to the Governor to annul the arrests on
the ground that they were made in New Grena
dian waters, and that a foreign Government
has no right to, transport political prisoners over
Gen. Henan, who is an intimate friend of
Mr. Gwin, also used his influence, and the Gov
ernor issued an order prohibiting the convey
ance of prisoners across the Isthmus, and a large
force of soldiers was sent to release them as
soon as they were landed. The United States
Consul went on board the steamer, and it was
finally decided that the prisoners were allowed
to cross the Isthmus as such, and the question
of the arrests be referred to Washington.
The steamer Bogota arrived on the sth from
Valparaiso and Callao.
Governor Bigler and family were passengers
en route for San Francisco.
Mr. Meiggs has contracted with the Chilean
government to build the Valparaiso and San
tiago Railroad. His contracts now amount to
about ten millions.
Business in Chili was improving.
--Peru was excited about the Coo
tine mud Ban Boman love . quarrelled, but the
former still carried everything his own way to
the total disregard of the constitution.
Naw Toxic, November 15.—The Champion
brought $875,000 in gold. Among her passen
gers are Senator Nesmith, General Sumner
Lieutenant Colonel Merchant, Captains Judd,
Boots, Hendinkson, J. Stewart and Winder.
Lieutenants Gilbert, Dondy, Harden and Sin
clair, and seven hundred men of the third In
Ex-Senator Gwin is also a passenger under
arrest on the charge of treason.
LATE SOUTHERN NEWS
EXTRACTS FROM , SOUTHERN
By the Old Point boat the Charleston papers
of the 12th inst., have been received. The fol
lowing are among their contents
Gen. Lee is making extensive preparations to
defend Beaufort which place has not been occu
pied by Gen. Sherman.
The negroes are engaged in removing the
cotton and other property. Two Yankee gun
boats are aground near the village.
The Charleston Ccurier states that there Is but
little cottonat or near Beaufort.
Messrs. Pope & Bayard who reside on Hilton
Island set fire to every building on their prem
ises, and also their crops, leaving a maks of ru
ins behind them.
The guru!, of the Lady Davis and the Huntress
have been placed in the battery at Port Royal
Ferry, under command of Col. Donova,nt, where
a stand will be . made.
A large number of families have left Savan
nah for the up counti y.
On Saturday last, according to the Charleston
papers, there was no sign of Gen. Sherman tak
ing possession of Beaufort.
The Rutledge mounted riflemen started for
Beaufort on Sunday morning; and also a detach
ment of additional mounted riflemen.
Col, Clingman's North Carolina regiment
was also on the way.
The Charleston Mercury condemned the man
ner in which the confederates have neglected to
prepare for the emergency.
LATER FROM PORT ROYAL.
Rumored Attack on the Federal Pickets.
, NZIST Your, Nov. 15.
The steamer Coatzacoalcos which arrived at
midnight, brings Port Royal dates to the 11th.
It was rumored at Fort Walker that the Fed
eral pickets on the opposite of the island had
been attacked by the rebels and that reinforce
ments were sent out from the Fort.
The federal troops were to take formal pos
session of Beaufort on Thursday the 14th inst.
The Coatzacoalcos passed the gunboats Mon
ticello and Connecticut on the 13th, off Frying
Pan Shoals bound South.
The French gun boat Catinet has arrived
THE EXPORTATION OF GUNPOWDER AND
BOSTON, Nov. 15.
The collector at this port has received in
structions from Washington to stop the expor
tation of staltpetre and gunpowder.
THE NATIONAL LOAN IN BALTIMORE
BALTIMORE, Nov. 15.
The amount of the federal loan taken by the
citizens of l3altimore, thus far amounts to one
BiLTlmosz, Nov. 15
WNTEDArt. Agent to sell Phil at el
phia made Rye or Barky Malt Address Fran.
cis Biackburne, Jr., Quaker Cicy Mali House, 1422 North
Eighth street, Philadelphia, riols-d2tawlt,
►I - IWO good, sieady Journeymen Tailors
_L wantei immediate y. H. S. RIMER.
Carlisle, Nov 15, 1861.
riIHIRTY MEN, with a Lieuteh- ' '• 9)
L up - a comp cay now in service. Ad Tr4lE . 'i:
tins office, where an interview can bell* - . ii.
ti., ni xt Monday. : Altered.
PRIVATE SALE *eep en..ht:
4. k rIHE subscriber offers ior Salel,„s,o?
joining brick properties located on the west alde of
&cond. Street, above Locust Street, Harrisburg.
For terms and conditions apply to JOHN A. WEIR,
novl4-d6t ' Gill W. BOYER.
WM. T. BISHOP,
OFFICE NEXT 800 TO WItt.TH'S HALL
OPPOSITE NEW COUM-HOUSE.
Consultations in German and Enklish.
NEW CLOTHING STORE.
SHELLENBERGER & BROTHER,
NO. 80 MARKET STREET. .
(Room formerly occupied by the Po:forge.)
IIHE undersigned have just opened a
J new and large assortment of the latest styles of
clothing. We are also prepared to manufacture to order
all kinds cf Gents Wear, cut to the latest style 4 and fash -
ions. We have always on hand a large stock of Heady
made clothing and Gentleman's Furnizhing Goods.
no9-03to H. SEIELLENBEItaIsR & 850.
FOR SALE OF RENT.
riIHE undersigned offers for sale or rent,
_L his Distillery below Harribbure, betw
vereen tbe Penn
sylvania Railroad and the Susquehanna ri, with steam
engine, pig pen, railroad siding and about eight acres of
ground. Terms low. Apply to J. C. Bomberger, Esq.,
Cashier of the Mechanics. Savings Bank, Harrisburg, or
to / JACOB LEIBY
oci26-dims Middleto wn.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL DEALER
in Confectionary, Foreign and Domestic Fruit.
Fide, Dates, Prunes, Raisins and Nuts of all kinds.—
Fresh and :'al Wish, Soap, Candles, Vinegar, Spices, To
basso, Segara and Country Produce in general, Market
street, next door to Parke House, also c.raer - Third and
oct2B-dsm • AIM WISE.
FURS! FURS I FURS I FURS !
Liberian Squirrel Furs,
French Sable Fars.
Silver ➢tartan Furs,
Water Mink Fare.
curs, Gum AND ILllkea, LARGE ASSORTMENT.
Great bargains in these Goods. Every article warren.;
ted to be exactly as represented, at
CATHCART & BROTHER,
nol3 Neat to the Harrisburg Haug.
MOVEMENTS OF THE REBEL PICKETS
All Quiet in Gen, Stone's Command,
The Cotton Trade to be Opened up
WASKINGTOS, NOV. 46
A letter dated to-day at camp at Muddy
Branch, says that the rebel pickets have been
visible for several nights past opposite th• track
lying between the Seneca and Muddy Branch,
but the rebels are not to be seen during the
day. It is believed that there are no strong
bodies nearer than Leesburg.
Everything was quiet along Gen. Stone's
command yesterday and last night. The river
pickets of the two contending armies have ap
parently abated the bitter feeling aroused by
the Ball's Bluff affair, and hold agreeable con
versation with one another across the river. No
leaden compliments have been exchanged for
some time past.
It is, the intention of the Government, if
Beaufoitis successfully retained in our control,
to offetevery facility for the shipment of cotton
to New York and other ports from South Caro
lina. A vessel is now receiving a freight of
goods in Rhode Island suitable for the southern
market, for which cotton,will be received. It
will no doubt be the cif" the confederacy
to prevent the export from the south
ern ports.; but .where f (PU e, buyers, there
a'so some will be fotrai.i.- to sell. Every
facility will be offered by the Government for
the revival of the cotton trade.
MOVEMENTS OF THE ARMY.
THE REBELS STILL RETREATING
SPRINGFLELD, Mo., Nov. 15
Since the departure of. Gen. Hunter's, Pope's
and Sturgis' divisions of the army on Saturday
last for St. Louis via Warsaw, nothing of inter
eSt has transpired here.
Gen. Seigil's and Ashoth's divisions have re
turned - from their position south of here, which
was merely a feint to protect our withdrawal,
and will march for St. Louis via Rolla in a day
Springfield will be entirely evacuated, and
large numbers of the Union men of the city and
surrounding country have left and will continue
to leave wish the army, not being willing to
risk their lives in the hands of the rebels.
Sterling Price began to move with his army,
twenty-seven thousand men and twenty-five
pieces of artillery, on Saturday morning toward
Pineville, McDonald county, in the extreme
south western corner of the State.
Ben. McCulloch broke up his camp on Friday
night, and the next day was marching toward
Berryville, Carroll county, Arkansas.
A man recently a prisoner in the rebel camp
says, Price designs to go into winter quarters
at Cross Hollow, Washington county, Arkansas
—that all his rebels who wish to go home have
already returned and that those now with him
intend to fight outside of Missouri.
SAILING OF THE grEANEE AIAGO
FAILURE TO MIT ABWB
VICTORY ON BOARD.
The steamship Arago from New York for
Liverpool passed Cape Race at 9 o'clock on
Thursday morning. She came close in, but it
was impossible for the press yacht to board her.
A frightful gale prevailed, and no small boat
could have lived in the sea. The spray flew
completely over the Arago. It was impossible
therefore to put aboard the news of the victory
at Beaufort as was intended, particular) , as
Lieutenant General Scott was apassengeron the
ANY unattached Captain with a number
of men, who wishes tojein a Pennsylvania Regi
ment of Intmtry, four months in active service in Vie.
ginia, will address let Lieutenant G. K., in writing, at
this aloe immediately, with full particulars, and re
SHAWLS ! SHAWLS !
A large invoice of New Styles of French Blanket
Shawls received this morning by
n 01,3 CAT a !ART g BROTFIBR.
A large assortment of Under Shirts and Drawers,
' (all sizes,)
Gentlemens , Traveling Shawls and Blankets,
Every Kind of. (}oats Ho lery,
Cloths, Cassimers, and Vesting's,
Ctr. great variety,)
Silk & Cashmere N'ck Ties & Cravats,
Large Stock of Gloves ZE Gaustletts,
Every kind of sor.pemlers,
HANOVE R EICER G , evez.
A Large Stock of those Goods, to sena from eau be
found at OAT SCA hT'S
nolB Next door to the Herri•burg Bank.
rriEgs Company are now at Darnstown,
Maryland in Gen. Bank's Division, and number. 91
men ne say all of whom are residents of Dauphin emu / .
ty. 10 more men are wanted to flit up the Company
the maximum standard of 101 men. Pero ,ns intending
to enter the military service, will uprn applleaUon to Lie
undersigned, ''e found in suitable buart Ana quartets,
amid the full number is obtained, when clottnutt
.quipmeots will be pi °owed for them and tr .nsportation
furn.shed to enable them to join the Comp tny
W. K. VEREirkE ,
novs-2wd Walnut str..ei.
NEW BUCKWHEAT FLOUR
41500L85. FAMILY Bt,cii.
W lliqaT FLOUR (Extra) in 121 and
loin Dogs. The quality is very superior, boriu c be E ,
selected expressly ior our retail trade. For ssie lon br
poll WM. DUCK, Jr.. &Co..
TWO Machinists, and Six Wagon Mak
ers. Apply at the Harrisburg Car w o rk s.
nol2 dtr W. T. EIILDstiP, Sun't,
FOR SEWING BIACELItitid.
JONAS BROOK & BRO'S
PRIZE MED,AL SPOOL COTTON.
200 fiSe YDS. WHILE, BLACK COLuBIiD.
VMS thread being made particularly fur
L Sewing Machines, is YEAY STRONG, situ Old AND
ELASTIC. Its strength is not =paired by washing, no r
by friction of the needle. For Machines, use liruoKst
FOR UPPER THREAD,
and Brooks Patent Six Cord, Red Ticket,
FOR UNDER THREAD,
Sold by respectable dealers throughout the country.—
.I.lso, IN WU 4i/ 100 DUBS RAC; eSelOanD NuS , by
WM. taNlicV &Had, event.
n0946m SS Vesey -tart, 7" .rk.
FOR RENT.—The farm now occupied
by John Loban, adjoining Ca tip Curtin. l 0940
Bina given on the Hirst of esprit next
oet2b GEORGE w. ?DRIER.
A NEW MILITARY WORK,
AND FOR SALE AT
BERGNER'S CHEAP BOOK STORE,
NO. 51 MARKET STREET,
Major General McClellan's Works,
mH E ARMIES OF EUROPE : comprising des
' criptions in detail of the Military Systems
of England, France, Russia, Prussia, Austria,
and Sardinia. Adapting their advantages to all
arms of the United States Service. Embody
ing the Report of Observations in Europe dur
ing the Crimean War, as Military Commission
er from the United States Government in 1855-
El 6. By 010. B lifciaar.T.AN, Major-General t.
S. Army. Originally published under the
dtriw.tkoi of the _War Department, by order of
Congress. 1 vol. Bvo. Illustrated with a faze
steel Portrait and several hundred Engravings.
- OF VON
ST. JOHNS, Nov. 15
This most interesting volume, prepared with
great labor by. General AlcCtstraor, from copi
ous notes taken during his tour of observation
in Europe, under orders from the War Depart
ment, opens to the reader much of his own
military history and culture. Here wilt be
found his matured views on subjects of imme
diate and absorbing interests, and the noble
and bold suggestions contained herein he is
now in position to realize, and is, in fact, every
day applying in practice. The sx)k is a strik
ing prophecy, of which his present position and
his assured fame are the bright fulfilment.
REGULATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
THE FIELD SERVICE OF THE U. S. CAVAL
RY IN TIME OF WAR. By Gno. B. bicettr,-
LAN, Major-General U. S. Army. To which is
added, the Basis of Instruction for the U. S.
Cavalry, from the authorized Tactics, including
the formation of regiments and squadrons, the
duties and posts of officers, lessons in the train
ing use of the horse, illustrated by numerous
diagrams, with the signals and calls now in
use ; also, instructions for officers and non
commissioned officers on outpost and patrol
duty. With a drill for the use of cavalry as
skirmishers, mounted and dismounted 1 col.
12mo. Fully illustrated. $2.
DAILY Eiji LINE!
LOOK RAVIN, UM= SHORE, WILLIAZdrIPORI, SIUNCT,
UNIONTOWN, WAISORTOWN, MELTON,
Osoimerowit, lorreaterogx, Mu' ti.s.
BURG, RALtrAx, DAUM;
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The. Philadelphia Depot being centrally located the
Drayage will be at the lowest rates. A Candnetor goes_
through with each train to attend to ute safe uelivery of
all goods entrusted to the line. Goods delivered at the
FREED, WARD &FREED, No. 811 Mar, a Sleet, Phila
delplda, by o'clock P. M., Will be c.elivered
Freight (always) as low as by any other ..ne.
Particular attention paid by this line u, prompt and
speedy delivery of alt flarrisbur c • cods.
The undersigned thankful for past patro.: iloPes r bY
strict attention to business to merit a con:; luattere of the
etme• T. PEPHES,
Philadelphia and HeMin .1 .
Foot of Market Strle , rri:eurt'
el 6 dem
DB,. T. J. MILES,
OFFERS his services to the citizens o
Harrisburg and its vicinity. He solicits a share o
the public patronage, and gives assurance thar pis beet
endeavors shall be given to rend r satisfaction in his prc
famine. Being an old, well tried centist, he reels sate in
wiling the public generally to call on him, assuring
hem that they will not be dissatisfied with his services,
Moe No. 128 Market street, in the house formerly cc
°ivied by Jacob B. Eby, near the United States Hotel,
Harrisburg. Pa. ms-R ,t 1
FLAGS FLAGS 1 !
NOTE PAPER AND EN V ELOPES with
National designs, LETTER PAPER with a view of
the city of HarrlatrArg; printed and for sale at
SOHEFFEEt'S BOOK STORF,
Naar iha Anprisbure Pridte-
OUR newly replenished stock of Toi et
and nom , Goods is unsurpessod in this city, and
feeling confident at rendering satisfaction, we would res
pectfully invite a call. %FILER,
91 Market street, two doors east of Fourth street, south
Select Schools for Boys and Girls
• FRONT NTELEET ABOVE LOCUST.
THE Fall term of ROBERT M'ELWEE 9
School for boyar, will open on the first Monday in
September. The room le well ventilated, comfortably
tarnished, and in every respect adapted for school POP
CATHARINE M'ELWXE'S School for girls, located a
the nine bundine, wilt open for the Fall term at the same
time. The room hoe been elegantly fitted up to promote
he health and comfort of schema. augi2dtt'
§IOKE I SMOKE I ! SAME I !
not obiliarmalblo whim from a CIGAR purcluond
=Mk 1329/Ig, Ifl Marbri Word.
Harrisburg the ueit moruel;
ELLER'S DRUG STORE is the place
to Gnd anything in the , way Perfumery.