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THOMAS E. 00011,RAN
of York County
WILLIAM Si ROSS.
of Luzern County
UNION COITSITY NOMINATIONS
WILLIAM J. ROBINSON, of Dauphin county
(Subject to the decision of the Congressiona
THOMAS G. FOX, of HummeMown.
JAMES FREELAND, of Millersburg.
DISTRICT ATTORNIIT, •
A. JACKSON HERR, of Harrisburg
JACOB MTILELSEN, of East Hauover
DERZOTOR OF THE POOR,
DANIEL SHEERLY, of Lower Swatara
DANIEL LEHR, of Gratztown
THOMAS STROHM, of Linglestown
JINN B. HUMMEL, of Efummelstown
Monday Afternoon, August *1862.
COLONEL RICHARD COULTER.
The announcement, on Saturday, that Col.
Richard Coulter had fallen in one
,of .the skir
mishes which have lately taken place on 'the
Rappahannock,elicited an expression of the most
mournful regret from all who had any knowl
edge of the soldier or acquaintance with the
man. Col. Coulter was about thirty-four years
of age, and was a citizen of. Westmoreland
county. He belonged to a family distinguished
for the vigor of its intellect and the enterprise
of its members ; while he himself, on more
than one occasion, has displayed his possession
of a martial spirit and ability which promised to
lead him to great usefulness and reknown..
From the bombardment of Vera Cruz to the
conquest of the City of Mexico, he fought in.
every battle as a private soldier, winning the
applause of his superiors,iby the gallantry of
his bearing, and exciting the emulation of his
equals by the daring of his conduct. In the
three months' service he acted as Lieuten
ant Colonel of the Eleventl regiment.—
A 4 the exi kation of that term of enlistment,
the Eleventh was reorganized, and Lieut. Col.
Coulter made its Colonel. In this position he
was regarded as peculiarly well qualified, and
perhaps few men left Camp Curtin under more
auspicious circumstances. Certainly no man
left peaceful pursuits at a greater sacrifice
to assume the heavy burdens imposed by
the charge of a regiment, and gave up more
that was attractive and valuable in civil life,
than did Richard Coulter. He surrendered
a large practice at once honorable and lucra
tive. He had fortune to woo him to the
luxurious enjoyments of living. But he our
rendered all these at the summons of his
country, at last to lay down his life as a sacrifice,
that the life of his country might be preserved
and prolonged. Surely men can die in no nobler
cause, and dying thus, their memories and their
deeds will for all time challenge the admiration
of the brave. And thus let it be with the
memory and deeds of Col. Richard Coulter !
• 'OP : eor •I,f
The student of history, who has lingered, ap
palled, over the story of rebellion and revolu
tion in other lands, as he contemplated the
stern vigor with which other governments dealt
with its traitor citizens or rebel assassins, cannot
fail to be impressed with awe and admiration as
he beholds the sublime mercy of the govern
ment of the United States. It is this mercy,
more than its armed force, which increases the
Power of that government. & government that
deals leniently with its secret foes—that is will
ing to trust its detected enemies on an oath of
allegianie, and can afford to let loose those who
were engaged in prejudicing its authority and
impairing its influence, on a parole of honor,
displays a forbearance, while it proves a dignity
and a confidence in its own power, at once God
like and glorious. It proves that it has no
issue with individuals. It illustrates the fact,
while in the permit of the vindication of its
sovereign power, that the temerity of one man ia
a matter of mere insignificance, when the plots
and preparations of bands of men scarcely do
more than attract its attention, for the purpose
of crushing out plotters and plots. The gov
ernment seems to be and undoubtedly is, after
the vindiCation of a great principle—after the
establishment of its authority and the enforce
ment of its power. Individualiwho put them
selves in the way of the efforts made for these
purposes, need not arm themselves to prove
their traitorous designs. It Is not necessary for
men to combine and organize and strike blows
to prove that they are opposing the govern
ment, nor need a man publicly proclaim his,
treason to lead the community to the conviction"
that he is a traitor. This the government 1111-
derstands—and thus it has been acting, as the
dark shadow of more than one traitor has
crossed its path. It has suddenly arrested some
of those to prove to them that they are known
—that their counterplots are understood, and
after being impressed with their utter insignifi
cance and weakness of their efforts asindividnal
traitors or the sympathizers with treason, it ac
*opts an oath of allegiance as a common guar
anty that those thus arrested, exposed and °nee
mor chotosed to liberty, mightlearn a sidutery
lesson, and return to their duty as loyal citizens
under a free government.
It is by such lessons es these, that the gov
ernment of the United States continua to ka
press not only its own citizens, but the govern,.
merits of the world, with . the great powerit ha
in reserve for its preeervation and the viedica
tion of its laws. The mere fact that, while a
government is engaged with traitors in one sec
tion of ita,domain, it„can sternly deal with.
others who assume a false loyalty, should be
accepted as the most sublime evidence of its
popularity. No good citizen objects to such a
cause. No really loyal man disapproves the
diriplay of such vigor. To such as these, it is
thAsharhig alga of power which must ulti
mately triumph over all obstacles, and fi
nally restore this land to its ancient peace and
prosperity. Let us rejoice that such is the ten
dency of the government. But let no man deal
with Impunity with this attribute of the gov
ernment. Let those who have provoked its
authority, not mistake its mercy, for in an evil
hour those who have trifled with and experi
enced the mercy of a great government, may
forget their real position, and find themselves
at length in the grasp of a power which cannot
be appeased by false oaths of loyalty, nor intim
idated by insane threats of revenge. Our gov
eminent, its authority and right to rule, 'rise
above any mere exhibition of injured hypocriti
cal innocence. All men must feel this, before
they can be truly loyal. It is the very secret
of loyalty—and those who attempt to appeal
from it, to the mob to whose passions they
have been so long striving to minister, will
find themselves in a far worse condition than
those who have the manliness to maintain their
tretvon by the force of arms.
THE EMPLOYMENT 01 THE NEW
The Illinois &ale Journal rejoices that the
government will soon have at its command
new army of three to six hundred thousand
men, equal in material to any that the world
ever contemplated. While this assertion is
true, and may be regarded, as one of the. sub-
lime evidences of the devotion of the people to
the authority of the government, we must re
mind our western cotemporary that the Hoosier
State must increase its vigor or it will fail in
furnishing its quota of this grand army. 'lt
will be composed of young men fresh from the
fields and work shops of the land, coming di
rectly from the masses of the people and im
bued with all that patriotic ardor and earnest
enthusiasm, that love for the cause in which
they are engaged inspires. Nearly or quite
equal in numbers to the army already in the
field, it will be free from disease engendered by
long exposure in the camp or the , fatigue and
exhaustion of the march, and undiminished in
powers of endurance and numbers by service
in the field. It will Possess all the elements of
efficiency except discipline, and that can sooner
be supplied in such troops' contending' for such
a cause thaia 14 any others.
So magnificent an army, the counterpart of
that which was gathered a year ago, never as
sembled under such circumstances in any other
age or doitUtry. Never did any ruler exercising ,
despotic powers, bring to his support such an
army as Abraham Lincoln, by force of his sim
ple proclamation, has summoned in a few short
weeks, to the defence of a government and a
Constitution in which every soldier feels 'that
'he has a personal interest. • '
From the reports which come to us daily, we
have reason to believtfthat the enemies of the
Government are preparing to strike sudden and
decisive blows against several points, before the
new levies can be made available. Their only
hope is in this policy. Delay with them hide
feat. The Government, we have no doubt,
appreciates the danger and is preparing to meet
it. The new levies can be made available as
soon as arms are placed in their bands, for'ser,
vice in the rear of our more advanced lines.
The disciplined troops in Missouri, Kentucky,,
Tennessee and Western Virginia, now employ-.
ed in garrison duty, can be relieved with ad
vantage by the newly organized regiments, and
pushed forward to the support of these in more
exposed positions. We believe ourlnew levies
will be found efficient in the suppression of
guerrilla warfare at once, and will be able to
preserve order in all the region which has been
already :conquered. At the same time they
can be more rapidly disciplined and prepared
for active service In camps of instruction in
the enemy's country than at home. We have
no donbt that this will be the policy pursued
by the Government, and that each regiment
will be sent forward to some scene .of ,active
service as fast as they can be supplied with
arms and equipments.
The people in responding to the call of the
President acknowledge the right of the govern
ment ict demand-their services. At the same
time.the government in accepting the service
of such vast armies, assumes a weighty respon-,
sibility. It has not the right needlessly to
sacrifice the life of any man. For the protec
tion of the property and lives of rebels, let
there be no sacrifice of
,a single soldier. Let
there be no unnecessary , sacrifices through a
Mistaken policy, in the senseless rejection of
those aids without which the suppression of
the rebellion is rendered more difficult, if not
impoisible. The people ask, and they ask re
spectfully, and with confidence in the Admin
istration, that all just meant be employed for
the suppression of the rebellion, and that no
power be frittered away oil false and mistaken
principles, either of national or personal pride,
or of some fancied obligation to protect the
property of those in arms against the govern
ment. Let the government use its armies and
all other indispensable" or possible means for
the suppression of rebellion, and the people
will be more than satisfied, and the work ac
THE "CONSOLIDATBD DAIMORADY" Or INDIANA.
It is said that members of the Grand Jury
of the United States Circuit Court, recently in
session at Indianapolis, after their investiga
tion into the existence of the "Knights of the
Golden Circle," having obtained the sign o
recognition, went into the Democratic State
Convention in session in that city, and obtain
ed responses to the signal from soap fifty mem
-tiers of the Convention. W. D. Whardson of
Illinois, Carlile, of Virginia, and Wickliffe, of
Kentucky, each addressed-- these members of
the "Consolidated: Demagogy" with gt:e4
pennegivania Matlg ittlegrapty itiuncap - Afternoon, August 25, 1862
NEW YORK vs. PENNEYLVANPI.
We do , ridt' complain of the dirpositiOn of
New York lionrrialists to disparage Pennsylva
nia and the giant' efforts of its people to con
tribute to the overthrow of the rebellion, be
cause that diffisirition Is the oilpring ,of a low
jealousy; for.which the people "or or the" press' of
New York are not accountable. It is innate
and therefore they cannot resist its Influences.
Bat wed° coMplain et' Bib eeftled purpoie and
premeditated plans of the New York press on
all occasions and at the risk of manly candor,
to disparage Pannsylvania—to pass her mighty
hosts in 14111)110 0 11nd leave the world, thelnfer
ence that our people are not doing their full share
towards the *indication and the'PreSerireikin of
the National authority.' All that we ask is a fair
statement or facts from s press that depends so
largely for' its support on the great masses of
the Keystone State—and if the New York press
do not put faith in what Pennsylvania is doing,
let them apply to the flidSretitii of %II or the,
Presidenthimself, and the information will be
forthcoming. In the meantime we repeat our
declatintiOri that l'etinsytetitiid' his put more nun
into the field under Want call, than New York and
all the eastern stales embined I
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FROM GEN. POPE'S ARMY
The Rebels Attempt to Gross the
They are lUpulsed in 'Every Instance.
Capture of a Large Number of Prisoners.
Brigadier General Bohlen, of Philadelphia:
has been killed in a recent skirmish in Virginia
—be was shot in the heaoland died instantly.
The recent expulsion of newspaper noire
gpondents from the Army of prginia, and the
order of the Government forbidding the trans
mission, of intelligence, (we gain intelligence
from that quarter over the telegraph,) has ren
dered lie collection of reliable news extremely
difficult and almost useless.
Skirmishing has been going on to a greater
or less extent during past three days, during
which several attempts were made by.the rebels
to cross the river, but they were each. time suc
cessfully repnlied, and in one instance quite a
number of prisoners Were'caPtiired. The troops
are in good spirits.
LATER. - '
PHILADELPHIA, Aug: gentlemark. who
left the Rappahannock:rat 11 teolock yesterday
morning, gives sonieviiiterestini *formation,
part of which may. be given to the public with
out violatiog the iregolatione of the , War De
paitnieut: • •
• Oar troops have had frequent skirmishes
with the rebels in falling back from the Rapi
dan, but the losses have not been heavy on
The Railroad bridge across the river as well
as two commanding positions oa the other side
from which the enemy bait several times
vainly attempted to drive us: '
Our•ttoops tire distributed along the river for
a ntunber of miles,- arid have successfully re
sisted the various efforts of the enemy to cross,
and it is believed that we can maintain our po
sition until the Junction of the other army
corps will make us strong enough to resume
the offensive. • "
Tue rebels are auparently endeavoring to
turn our right and , getrin-tierrest of our army
by way of. Warrentown, which town has been
in turn occupied by cavalry of each side, .but
our. Generals are, Amite to . this -dangir, and
will? foil the rebbliolatta. • • . k,
Our informifit liestiottiinfirathe report of
a morning paper of the defeat and capture of
about 2,000 rebels' that had crossed a bridge
erected in the night; he had heard of no such
bridge, nor of any action corresponding with
the op described ! • • j
PROM PORTIONS MONROE.
A Siemer Rith,seheLSupplies (raptured
Fresh Troops Arriving.
ALL. QUIET AT WILLIAMSBURG.
FORTRINS MONBOII, July 23.
The New Orleans papers of .the , lfoth inst.
!have been, received here, by the steamship $. S.
Carnbria from New, Orleans,lwhich put in here
for coal. She 'abound to , Philadelphia with a
, . .
A dispatch from Savannah, Georgia, in the
New Orleans Zikka,,says the steamer Ladona,
from Nom, grounded in Opalow Sound an
Monday morning and was captured by the
federals. , ‘. . .
The c rew, represent that.several federal *ea
sels were about. Nassau creating great excite..
meat at that place.,-. • • '
Fresh troops are daily arriving -at Fortress
Monroe, and hundreds are returning - to their
regiments who have been away sink.
The'general health of the army hereabouts is
All was quiet ic Arilliamaburg yaiterday. •
The naval prePerations now going on in this
vicinity are progressing quietly.
From LexiOgton, K
Slaves Imposed to Mend the Roads.
Cassius IL Clay to have a Comniand.
An order issued on Saturday imprerses,twelve
'hundred slaves to repair te road between here
and Cumberland Gap. The-hUpressment was
made ju Fayette and• Madison counties. • The
loyal 'ownersare paid laborers lieges, but the
rebels are refcired to .the Department at Wash- ,
ington for *Gement. It was not found . necrial
nary to lake the negroes; of the loyalists. •
The rebels are in.great distressymany4rf the
negroes having been taken .while working k
the hemp Sega, The loyalists commend th 4
measure sa just and-wise.—. Tho other rr.sidirits
varippilparta•of_the strateareheing repaired-by'
impressing thapeppri t iu otlisuceburieg..-
General ciusixwlL,43lariveiltibo at:sighed toe
cOminand. in a l fewskys aureeliend-Nanage
WmonxaVoN, Aug. 24
LIIDIGTON, Aug. 24
The Retreat from Culpeper.
GEN. HIGELPGVERB THE REAR
HIS CONSITMA STEATEGY,
Capture of eu.gaitire /label Brigade.
Attempt to Cross the Rappahannock
1116 ENEMY EVERYWHERE REPULSED
HEAVY ARTILLERY FIGHTING.
HICADQUARTIMS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA, }
August 22, 1862.
After many vexatious delays, caused by the
use which the ariny,is making of the railroad,
I arrived here on last Wednesday. The coun
try is a fine, open one, with gentle undulations
and an occasional eminence rising up here and
there, aff?rding a fine view of the surrounding
country. The general direction of the river at
this point is from northwest to southeast. We
occupy the northeastern slope—the enemy the
southwestern. Our position was happily chosen
and carries victory on the very tare of it ; so
thatlam not stall astonished at the impatience
exhibited by our boys who are really "itching
for a fight."
I saw one individual on the field absolutely
yawning with impatience, to which he gave
vent at last in the following strain : " I wish
the d—d rebels would come on now. I'm
aftered Jackson got cold last night, or maybe
the sun is too strong for his eyes;" and much
more in the same strain. There has been some
sharp skirmishing and cannonading during the
last two da% s, but nothing of a (my decisive
character. The enemy is afraid to attack us in
force, and we occupy a position which it wou'd
be imprudent to abandon for a few d tys. All
unuecessary baggage having been sent-to the
rear, we are now unincumbered, and in excel
lent fighting trim. On last Wednesday an in
cident occurred which was somewhat singular,
and gave a slight advantage to the rebels. A
party of fifteen of our cavalry had been out
scouring the country, and not having found a
a rebel during their morning's ride, resolved to
take breakfast. They accordingly alighted, and
having had a sharp ride, they unsaddled their
horses, so that the animals might be relieved
when next they mounted them.
Their fancied security and repose were of
short duration, however, for scarcely had they
fairly sst, about prepaiing breakfast; when a
troopoFrebel cavalry ponticed'On' them so sud
denly, that they were captured before they
could offer any effectual resistance.. While the
rebels were securing their prisoners, the horses,
which had been quietly grazing, on lifting their
heads seeing that all wap:not right; very saga
okarely #l4 pro p erly set off at full speed without
saddles or tidas, and hhving arrived safely in
camp, created quite a sensation, which gave
risd to many surmises as to what had become of
After,rmarly. an hoar had:elapsed, ln which
prleeible imposeiblh_speculations were in
dilied;4lltfquadron of - Gen. Buford's cavalry
went out to search the surrounding country';
they did not proceed far when they encounter
ed a body of rebel cavalry under Geo. Stewart.
On these they charged with such impetuosity
that the rebels ran in all directions. Many
were captured, among whom was an exquisitely
dressed major, wfia, from the style of his dress,
was supposed hi! our men to be the principal
person in command, and who, accordingly was
pursued with the utmost vigor and determin
ation. Our men were much disappointed on
finding that he was only a major, while that
individual, like the stag in the , fable, was left
to bewail his fate. The fop in this case saved
the general, and he may have the benefit of
Late; in the day another attempt was made
by the enemy to occupy the left bank of the
river at this point. They came forward cau
tiously through a belt of woods, the open field
in front of which was held by a part of Rick
ett's division. Both parties commenced firing,
and as the rebel position was rather more fa
vorable than ours, a feigned retreat was order
ed. This had the desired effect; ,the rebels
dashed forward with a shout of triumph. It ,
was soon succeeded by dismay, for no sooner
were they completely out of the woods than
our man were faced about and pouring a dead
ly volley into them which emptied many sad
dles._We followed up our success with a
The rebels now turnedand "fled., pursued by
our cavalry, who completely routed them aoros
the Rappahannock. Wu captured about thirty
head of cattle Which the enemy was forced to
leave behind him. Our troops are now en
camped on the other side—a part of Buford's
cavalry and Rickett's division. At this point
we have possession of the railroad bridge across
The rebels next attacked our centre, a few
miles higher up ; they commenced shelling at
an early hour an the 21st, and continued until
about one o'clock. At one time they attempted
to cross the river, but were driven back with
considerable lom. We took nine prisoners at
this point, who were the most oddly and
wretchedly dressed soldiers we ever cast oar
eyes on. Two of these attracted our attention
especially. One was dressed partially in clothes
taken from our dead or wounded on the-field,
and seemed to feel very uncomfortable, as his
boots and pants were spoken of as having been
takeoff from the dead. Another was an intelli
gent looking and determined negro, who fought,
we were told, with the utmost desperation as
he was about to be captured.
The rebels next attacked our forces at Kelly
ville or Kelle'eXorti. While the eannonnading
was going on above, and all was quiet at this
point, and our boys were regaling themselves
with broiled beef, &o. ; ; a rebel major came over
among them, whO had become faint with
hunger, and Megge4 a few clickers, These
and some coffee and beef kinggiven to him
he resigned himself to our charge, where, in
future, his creature wants will be more gener
ously and plentfully supplied than among the
The attack at Kelly's ford was repulsed, and
the cannonading ceased about five o'clock in
the afternoon. Our line of battle was main
'Mined, and the men slept on their arms all
night. The enemy having felt our lines at
various points, hut principally at those named,
we expected a night attack, and waited with
much anxiety, each moment expecting to
beer from hint, but all was quiet during the
In the morning, however, at a quarter past
five o'clock, be opened a battery on our centre,
and continued vigorously to throw shot and
shell for several h_ours. A little higher 'up it
Was discovered that the enemy had ? during
the night, erected a bridge over the river.
At this point the moat brilliant and success
ful affair of the dey is reported to have occurred.
In the violeity of this bridge was one of (len.
-1. • el's batteriei, on which the rebels opened a
bOek.;:fire; to' Which;. , for a time, our battery
replied with spitit, In a little while our fire
slackened, and then ceased, the battery having
been apparently silenced or. withdrawn. Three
rebel regiments now rushed across the bridge ,
aid Sigel offered no opposition.
Everything seems favorable, but alas! the
arena soon changes. No sooner have they
ertogeed_thart • Sigel-opens -hie- battery .on - the
bridge. The fourth shot completely deinnlish
tillie, wad aVithe Seine time' te dewily Eto 'Of
,;,~; ,~.:..N, w:~.~
musketry assails the rebels in:front, ' Their re
treat is cut off. No hope is left. ii few shots
from our battery, a charge ? and they are ours.
Not a man escaped 1 Neirly:, 2,000 me said to
have been captured,: andstotutt 40igilled and
tifOtMtieidi:f •*: •• -
The enemy' biOng &did in this, now hurl
lorviard their forces with impetuosity, and
strive to outflank Sigel by crossing at French's
ford ; but Gen. Pope orders up Banks and
Reno to the MIL of...Sigel, and.tire -.enemy is
again repulsed, and moves higher up the river.
Bow the next attempt of the enemy succeeded,
I have not yet learned.
Finding that the progress of the rebels was,
still northward, and that they would be likely
to make a desperate attempt to cross the North
Fork where the road leads to Warrentrip, I took
passage in the train for Alexandria to go upthe
road and be nearer the scene of action. Night
bad just set in when we arrived at Catlett's
Station, and the train was switched off to per
mit the down train to Pass ; scarcely. was this
accOmplished, when picket firing was heard in
rear of the encampment, which, at this point,
protected a supply train and some cattle. A
terrific uproar now commenced, which, owing
to the. darknem,, We Could lot fairly. compre
hend. 'ln an instant a terrific fight at close
quarters commenced, the combatants being as
close as a mob in a street row.
Some one in command gave the word "Fire
the train," or " Fire , at the train," at which the
engineer and' one of the conductors, together
with EOM of the passengers, fled in terror. I
lay down on the seat on which I had been sit
ting, so as to be protected from the balls,
which were flying in all directions, and at the
same time, to observe the fight through a win
dow of the car. Fortunately, one of the
brakesmen of the car had the presence of mind
to turn the switch and start the engine, or we
should all have been killed, as a portion of the
attacking party now directed their attention ex
clusively to us. We had not proceeded far
when we were attacked again, in a much more
terrific and murderous manner than before, by
i a large troop of cavalry.
This time we all lay down, and though a
perfect shower of leaden hail greeted us, com
pletely riddling the car, we all fortunately es
caped uninjured. I. shall not rapidly forget
the terror-stricken appearance of a lady and a
little girl, about twelve years of age, as a flash
of lightning revealed their faces where they
lay in terror, nor the tenacity with which a
young man lying beside me clasped me for
protection. My position was on the side of
the train which was au eked.
After we had pr: (Toed a little farther on our
way, and escaped one danger, a new one await
ed us. We were in danger of being run Into
by the down train. Most of the hands had run
off, and the brakesman, who was tunninq the
engine, came back where a Major Hallman, of
Philadelphia, and myself were standing. The
brakesman told us that he was afraid to go
farther, as be bad n one to man the breaks.
Your correspondent'. and the major at once
volunteered to perform that duty, which we
did accordingly, and proceeded on our way to
Manassas Gap Junction, fortunately without
meeting any impedi ent.
Since the above was written, I learned that
Lieut.. A. C Ellis, of the 6th Wisconsin .Begi
ment, came up to Washington from Catlett's
Station, bringing with him as prisoner a rebel
lieutenant, J. C. Hobbs, of Company K, Ist
Virginia Cavalry, (late Ashby's) who was cap
tured' during the attack of Friday night, at
Cadet's Station. The attacking party con
sisted of three squadrons of cavalry, who were
speedily driven from the ground by our forces
encamped at the station. Tiro of our men
were wounded, one mortally.
A large number of the rebels were, doubt
less killed and wounded, but borne away by
comrades. Fight dead horses, with all their
accoutrements were left on the field. The rebel
cavalry, in addition to those already mention
ed, were the 6th and 9th Virginia, under the
command of Brigadier-General Lee, a son of
the rebel commander-in-chief. The prisoner
Hobb3 is a Marylander, whose family resides
about thirty miles from Washington city. He
was sent to the old Capitol prison.
AFFAIRS IN THE SOUTHWEST.
A STEAMER SNAGGED
Seventy-five or Eighty Lives Lost.
The United States Ram Sumpter Blown
Up at Bayou Sara•
lEopktustille, Hy., Captured by Rebels.
The steamer Acacia ran on a snag sixty
miles below Memphis, at one o'clock on Thurs
day morning, and sunk in a few minutes. She
had 150 passengers, six of whom were ladies,
and also a cargo of 76 tons of sutlers' goods.
In five minutes after striking she capsized, and
the upper deck floating off, many of the pas
sengers clung to it and were saved.
Folly one-half of the passengers were in
their births asleep, and were lost. Most of the
passengers were soldiers returning to their .
regiments. A numb -r of the survivers have
arrived at Helena. Not less than seventy-five
or eighty persons perished, The captain and
most of the crew were saved. The list of the
lost has not been received yet.
The Jackson Misaissippian says that the
Federal ram Sumpter grounaed opposite Bayou
Sara. The authorities demanded her surren
ner, but the crew and stores were put on the
transports, and the Sumpter blown up.
Orders have been issued forbidding the
travel of civilians overthe Mobile and Ohio
A telegram from Smithiand says that Sop
kinsville, Ky., was taken on Friday by the
rebel Johnson with 400 men, and that he Is
moving on Smithland.
FROM ST. LOUIS.
GEN, ROSENCRANS NOTING,
Stirring News Expected.
ST. Loon, *must 25.
, The Democrat learns that Gn. Rosencrans,
with an army of 30,000 to 40,000 men pro
ceeded, on Thursday, southwest towards Junc
tion where about 16,000 rebels are lying under
Price is at Lupelo on the Mobile and Ohio
Railroad, with a force estimated at 26,000. It
is probable that on being threatened, Price and
Armstrong will continue to give Rosecrans
battle. The withdrawal of the forces under
Rosecrans does not , leave Corinth exposed, as
enough remain for all emergencies. We shall
have stirring news from Gen. Grant's
army in a few days.
- FROM PHiII.DELFIBIA.
Arrest of Ohs. J. Ingersoll for using
Proarnitenra, Aug. 25.
It is stated that Charles J. Ingersoll has been
arrested by Deputy Marshal &miler and held
under heavy bonda- for language need at tie
Damns:l44in meeting on Saturday
LATER FROM EUROPE.
Arrival of the Steamship Hibernia
The steamship Hibernia, from Liverpool,
with dates of the 14th, and Londonderry of the
16th, passed here early this morning.
The Tuscarora left 4.ingston on the 13th by
order of the collector of the customs—sestina.
A conference between 44 . - _2, representatives of
the cotton growing countries and a deputation
Of the cotton supplralsociation bad been held
in London, where favorable representations of
,a future auppirarere
Gen. Concha had presented his credentials to
thp Emperor Napoleon as the new Ambassador
The moderate journals of - Italy condemn
Giarribaldi's course. It is generally believed
that the 15th of August is fixed for a demon
stration throughout Italy against France.
Bombay dates to July 29th report an intense
excitement in the cotton market, with an ad
vance in some instances of 50 per cent. There
was great excitement also in the Calcutta mar
The sales of Cotton in Liverpool for the
week are 60,000 bales, dosing firm with an
advance of lc. fd.
Breadstalts had a downward tendency, with
a slight decline on all qualities. Provisions
LONDON, Ang. 14. Consols closed at 93 for
THE NEW JERSEY QUOTA OF TROOPS
The 11th regiment, encamped at this place,
left for the seat of war. ihe other three regi
ments of New Jersey troops at Freehold,
Flemington and Woodbury, are full and await
ing orders to leave. Recruits are arriving
rapidly for the nine months service.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
Flour dull; 8,000 bbls. sold, state $4.80®
$5.00. Ohio $5.86®55.50. Southern $5.80
®55.80. Wheat declining, 60,000 bushels sold.
Chicago spring $1.09051.18. lifilwankle club
$email@example.com. Corn dull ; 60,000 bushels
sold, at 5E459c. Pork quiet. Lard .firm at
9(49tc. Beef , firm. Whisky noittinal. Re
ceipts flour 20,616 barrels. Wheat 160,584
bushels. Corn 181,526 bushels.
Flour dull; 2000 bib. sold. Sew Ohio
extra $5 75. Wheat active; white $155 Q.
$1 65,- red $1 28a51.33. Corn quiet; white
65 68, yellow 61 63. Provisions quiet.
Whiskey dull 'at 82.
On Thursday evening, August 21st, by Bev. W. S.
Wood, Mr. EIVAILD FORD to Miss VIRGIN/A WOODALL, ail
this city. •
On Sunday Afternoon, Argivt 241 h, MORRIS L, an
Intuit Boa of Martin and Mary A. B 1 miner. •
FOR RENT.—Two story brick houses
with back buildings, sltuatedon Cumberland sweet
near Pennsylvania avenue. sixth Ward, Harrisburg.
Apply to A. D. MTH/WORD,
an 24 Front Street, Harrisburg.
FURNITURE AT PRIVATE SALE.
AI am about to remove from the city,
I offer for sale all my household and 'Molten
furniture, between this and Famrday next, all in good
coedit on. Residence, state street, near Front. The
house will be fur rent.
an 24 02t JOHN D. HYlOl.i.
THURSDAY, AUG. 28TH, 1862.
Judging from the long list of Influential managers.,
A Grand Demonstration is Anticipated.
Carriages and Oamihunses will run from Third and
Market street to the terry landing, 6th ward in the city.
Exercises to commence at 9 o'clock A. M., and continua
during the day and evening.
Ladies admitted free of charge.
N. B.—No Improper characters will be admitted on
The inimi able Bob Ednalds, whh Ma Gaiety Troupe,
will appear in a grand miecellaneona concert, upon thie
Great and Glorious °Coulon.
CAIRO, August 24
Weber's String Baud will also be attendance to dial
comae excellent music on the occasion for those who
wish to trip the light fantastic tce.
Dancing and ether innocent anturaments will form a
portion of the exercises of the day.
To be had of any of the managers.
limmems—Henry Omit, P. R. Ryan, John R. Esiglar ,
Michael Hair, Wm. Roach, John Sautter, R obert
Henry Frisch , John S. Lynch, Richard Hoganamifel
R•berts, John Slimier, H. Badebaugh, B. a. rotors, L.
Barnhart, James McClelland, Win. Marrs, John H.
Haase, John Brad v, Dan Wagner, L. Koenig, James
tewart, V. Onager, Bob Edwards and Martin Erli.
au24 eSt* GEO. COLE, Propr'etor.
Patriot and Union copy.
PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS ! !
NEW STYLES AND SIZES,
TWELTI TO ONO MOM TIMM
FINEST TURKEY MORROCO,
THE LOWEST PRICES,
MELODEONS ! ! I
A new assortment of the unrivalled Mason and Hamlin
Melodeon, from HteS4s Instrument up to the Double
R eE 4. Pa 224) $l5O, just received, at the Hutto
Store - WX. KNOCHE, 93 Market Street.
A Svc" °dove second hand Melodeo.i for see for $4O.
ANY intelligent and respectable young
men whO wish to loin tbie troap can got any in
formation doy, viten by : tolling on the
Coldees nese Web, AL ekok
. tct. Where an office&
ilia be ogv nod oar 4,fiew.44vii.: "Opiate must MAW!
go d retommoodiodoot C. .11.ELLEB,
n 022,410. 111440C4rpOzol, Andemos Tromp.,
CAn Rams, August 23
TausTou, August 25
Nzw YoRK, Aug. 25
BASTINOIA Aug. 25
AT INDEPENDENCE. 'ISLAND,
EMBRACING ALL THE
AND SOLD AT
WM. KNOCHE'S MUSIC STORE,
No. 93,. Market Street