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HARRISBURG, PA. .
TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 23, 1864
NATIONAL UNION TICKET.
Vitioh:Atanitg Loyal Men for the Safety
of the National Union.
In a little less than two, and in a little less
than three months, will be held two import
ant elections; the first for State and National
officers, and the second for the Presidency
and the Vice Presidency. Every man of com
mon sense, and all true lovers of the Union
and the Government, is aware that in order
to secure the safety of both, there must be
concord of action and unanimity of sentiment
among those professing loyalty. A division
in the ranks of the Union men of the country
at this time, would be fatal not only to them
as a party, but it would be most disastrous to
the country, because by such a division the
enemies of the Government would triumph
at the ballot-box. NV greater calamity could
possibly befal the American people than a
itietkint by the opponent- of the Government
at the ballot-box. It would stay the progress
of ,tlae,liepublic at least half a century, and
at some future day, not far distant, it would
' render necessary a repetition of the fight in
which we are now engaged, iith the sacrifices
of life and limb, and treasure all to. be again
madein a struggle with 'the:;elements which
now antagonize the Government. Indeed,
sul Victory which our'armies in the field corild
possibly achieve, can be compared to the
portance of a triumph by the Union men, at
the Coining State and National elections.
Suppose we had a dough-face Democratic *a
tional Administration, and suppose with the
men of that Creed and party' in the control of
affairs, would the victory of our armies benefit
the nation? We answer no—emphatically
No! because it is the fixed policy of the lead
ers of that party to give the traitors in arms
all they demand—to divide the Union at their
behests—to recognize the independence of
bonfederacy—after which the douti44ace
Democracy hope to enter on a line of re-cOn
strnetion, by assuming the war debt of the
rebellion, and making the Commonwealths
that are no* free, slave States. The Demo
inratiC leaders have no other object in
'seeking a victory at the : ballot-pox, but to
benefit the slave-holders in rebellion. If they
were inspired by other motives, they would
unite with the Union, men of the country, and
by one common effort seek the overthrow of
the rebellion. " - -
—With these facts before ns, he who pro
fesses to be a Union man, and does not freely
mke-every sacrifice -to secure the.:harmony
and the strength of the Union party, Is a
t alter at heart. He who has no sacrifices to
make for the concord of an organization on
the success of which depends the triumph of
the Government, is no true friend of the loyal
cause, and deserves to be regarded as a foe.
It isnot merely the ambition of men that is
to be served in a struggle such as the Ameri
can people are now engaged. The very sanc
tity and importance of our cause makes all
equal who fight in its defence. We want a
party of brothers, not of angry and factious
belligerents. This is the spirit which ani
mates the great mass of loyal men—it is the
bond which unites the soldier in the field'per
filing life and limb for the safety of the Gov
ernment. It must be the spirit animating
those who are straggling at home for a victory
at the polls. Those who refuse to cultivate this
spirit had better be repudiatid at once. The
self-constituted leaders who seek to foment
strife, had better be kicked beyond the lines
of the party—far beyond the ranks of Union
men, as un*orthy to associate with those who
are daily making sacrifices for the success of
the common cause. The war is the people's
war, a struggle of right against wrong, which
the people ate maintaining with unexampled
;rigor. The campaign for the re-election of
Abraham Lincoln belongs equally -to the people.
and th.y are determined to prosecute that struggle
to success. He who offers an impediment to
this effort, is no friend of the people.
Me Conspirators of the West.
If anything were wanting to convict the
copperhead leaders of complicity with the
slave-holders rebellion, their own declarations
would supply the demand, for the develop
ments making every day in the West afford
suffcient proof to convict every leader in the
opposition of the west of rank treason. It
has puzzled many good people to solve the
mystery of copperhead inactivity; and it has
been source of much conjecture to get at
real abject in postponing the copperhead
convention for the nomination of candidates
respectively for the Presidency and the Vice
Presidency. lint all this is now fairly ex
plained. The inactivity of the copperhead
leaders in a political connection, is the result
of their zeal in behalf . of the rebellion,—
Throughout tbe. Western States, these men'
have been devoting, themselves to the orgard
, nation of secret armies—fully equipped for
service in the field—with. -the• deliberate
purpose of usurping 'the - federal rule in that
direction, and thus,',b, a double rebellion,
compel the national authorities to yield to
traitors. We have already published, the facts
developed in -Missouri, all overwhelmingly
establishing, the truth of Demooratic
city with treason. Since the developments
zaade lithw it irioliw?losmes have aliabeen
nude in Indiana. all fixing.tho hellish guilt of
tress= on the remocratte leaders. whit e
these Alen in the cut; t4lePnTt. a nd the west;
were decrying the' national Allthqritios... for
:what they termed .- their failures lo crush re_
'44alion and - prit an Ca to [far, they were
engaged in every possible effort to embarrass
and frustrate the authorities and secure the
success of the insurgents. We hare fre
quently assertel that when the history of the
rebellion is fairly exposed the Northern sym
pathizer with treason would occupy a more
infamous positionthan the Southern traitor.
The facts already begin to establialftbe tenth
of this assertion. •
There is an admonition in the develop
ments of these secnt Democratic conspiracies
which should not be lost on all who profess to
be Union men. The treason of the Demo
cratic leaders-teaches the necessity of union
and harmOny among Ipyal men. If we are
not united, the enemy will fall upon us in de
tail and easily crush us.
A Provost Moralist's Farewell.
We have frequently commiserated the suf
ferings of Provost Marshals just previous to
and during a draft Their worry with Cop
perheads, with bounty-jumpers, with tinad
people, with invalids and men afflicted with
bogus ailments, must be really terrible, and
their position only resembles " a bed of
roses " in the sante. way that the couch of the
unfortunatelifesican monarch was supposed
to. In Massachusetts one of these afflicted of
ficialshas just resigned his seat, and on taking
leave of his office he uses the following felici
tous language :
The retiring officer has had the satisfac
tion of knowing that in the discharge of dit
ties eminently c a lculated to "make everybody
hate he has suet with the most cheering
success. Without a pang of regret, he bids
an official but affectionate adieu to the gen
tlemanly substitute brokers, who always have
"two or three first-rate men of good moral
character'.' they want to get in ; to the patri
otic selectnsen and town agents who would
like to look over the list to see if James
Henry Alexander's name is down ; to the,
short-haired substitutes with a complication
of diseases, who swear they are "tough
enough to stand marching and fighting ;" to
the timid young gentlemen from.the rural dis
tricts who'" have the rheumatism , Very bad; in
wet weather," and " have never been well "
since the war broke out ; to. the anxious par
ties who have for the la,st three or four weeks
waylaid him in the, streets, and opened their
attacks with a dreadful series of s'posens ;"
to the aliens from Ireland and the aliens from
Germany, and the aliens who were willing, to
swear that they. were aliens, and the „a li ens
who would be hanged if they would !de
anything of the sort ;” to the mild-mannered
man who - " midi* understand it," and 'to
those .rough-spoken people who " knew all
about it ;" and to those and to all of them he
bids a fond and affectionate farewell. We
presume they areal] pleased with the change,
He oertainbi is. - '
REPORTED' , AMP/IEB3LT FOB THE TELEGRAPH
Moziney, August 22, 1864.
Senate met at tis. M. " -
The session was mainly devoted to the con
sideration of the supplement to the - genCial
bounty bill, whidli;after - arinsiderable debate,
was amended and•passed. • !
A message was recisaved-from the Governor
General of ,the•Stata; • - .
irab Tie nomination was - unsuusly• con
firmed.fi -- - ' Adjourned.
EVENaIG SESSION% "
The Senate reassembled at 8 o'clock v. it.
A message from the Governor, in reply to
the resolution of inquiry hi relation to. -
Third Permsylverua Division ArtillerYi was
read, and, on motion of Mr. LO WM', referred
to a select committee of three. •
The bill regulating elections 'by soldiers
came up on second reading, was amended, On
motion of Mr. REILLY, and. postponed. '
The remainder of the session was consum
ed in the consideration and passage of vari
ous Weal bounty bills. Adjourned.
' . HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.:-•
EVENING SESSION. ,
MONDAY. Atigust 22 1864.
The House re-assembled at 7i o'clock; and
resume , ' the consideration of the supplemefi
tal military bill, which, 'after considerable dis
cussion and some amendment, passed finally
—yeas 42, nays 30. AdjoUrned.
TUESDAY, Aug.'2B, 1864
Senate met at ten o'clock, A. M.
The session was plincipally taken np With
the discussion of the soldiers' voting . ..lAL
which was amended and passed.by &majority
of two votes. -`
A resolution of offered by M.
JOHNSON, and passed, relative to the 187th
regiment POllll/1. Volunteers.
A resolution providing for the final ad
journment of the . Legislature to-morrow, was,
on motion of Mr. LOWRY, referred to the
Finance Committee. i
The militia bill was =referred to the Com
mittee on. the, Militia. Adjourned.
HOUSE OF RERRESFSTATIViSi
TIMEIDAT, Aug.. 23,..1864.'
The House met at 10 4, ht.
Senate amendments to several local bounty.
bills were concurred in.
A number of local bounty bills were.lntro:
duced and passed. , . .'
Mr. ALLEMAN read in place the follobing
bill relative to bounties in the city of Harris
burg, which, on his motion, was considered
and passed finally: ' • , , ;
Sac. 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the common
council of the city of Harrisburg' be . and tire
hereby authorized to borrow a- sum,of money,
not exceeding one luxidred and:twenty thou
sand dollars, for the purpose of paying boun
ties to volunteers, afid - relkiving::lfiiid ' city
from tits draft under the lite call or the Prepi.
dent for live hundred tho 1 - . sand. men, and to
issue bonds at par to said amount in such
sums andforauplefigtb of tilly!,aB Siiid Mill
en may henaki det agq!le• '
Sac. 2. Earthe purpose of redeem'ng sill
b onds, the said: conned: felereby autheri a
to lay and collect taxes upon the incomes lof
the . male residisiitot Sail city, not orenedWg
two percent. perlanntun, tclgethff' witiPto
petty tax upon ell property.lyin&arianti the
limits Of.said city, owned by non:residents;
Sze. 3. ' Any wards in said city having fill
ed. or partly , ;Ailed their, quotas tiodeT the
present call of.tha President, shall be entitled
to and receive from the said council such
.; sum or mini of Money as they may,
pegi4eil in filling said quia • •.; . AI •
Sxo. 4. 'Every inhabitant of said tity whn
- 4,41 have furnished SulirZW
e sli, the
late call of the President, and 'o4'' said;
substitute to said "
city. shall ' be e ned to
and receive of council, such snm•or anni , r._
i d i
- of money anvil% if.he said - coWsiV - 7 - 11 a lb ..
prepriate to parbointjes under edit i'.
Mr. 01INVIG read in place a"Supple eitt,to
the sot to nitre and continue in force the act.
graduating-lands on which purchase Inpoi 3 y ,
is due the Comitorpaleltivrir Travidt that
where the indebtedness due the State on lands
is in the shape of a mortgage. the same inter
est shall bo paid as in other' easel where
money is due to" the Commonwealth on land.
The bill passed finally. •
Mr. SMITH, (Chester,) from the Commit..
Mk on Federal Relations, reported au act
ceding to the United Sta es exclusivei - juns* -
'diction over two strips of ground adjoMing
the Rhiladelphis navy yard. Passed finally. -
Mr. HARES read in place an acttolneresuie
the pay of road supervisors from onelpllar to
ful one itil d;illar and fifty cents per day. :Teased
Mr. SHAPE read in place an act author
izing the Bank of Chambersbruy to sell twen-
ty thousand dollars -of gold Win, hi-order- to
rebuild their.banking house without encroach
ing on their bankihg.tands. Passed finally.
Mr.. PURDY moved to proceed to the con
sideration of Senife - amendments to Senate
bill recalled triton the-Governor, a supplement
to an act incorporating the North American
shaft companv: After> considerable discus
sion, the subject was postponed.
Mr. HAKES offered a resolution requesting
the Governor to furnish the House with the.
correspondence he may have had with the
President br this War Department, relative to
the 3d Pennsylvania artillery. •
The House refuse& to suapend the orders
to consider the resolution.
Mr. SEARIGHT read in place a joint reso
lution relative to the approaching draft, call
ing upon the Governor to remonstrate against
the United States authorities placing in the
wheel the names of those who have paid com
mutation money since June, 1863.
• The House refused .to suspend the orders
to consider the resolution. Adjourned.
Heavrt FrlO'prs on Sunday Near
Summit Paint. - -
ONSIDERABII LOSS ONE BOTH -SIDES,
FULL PARTICULARS OF 'TIM INGAORKEST.
THE REBELS HOLD MAR TINSBURG
HAsPER's Fxsar,,August 22.
A brisk engagement took p'ace yesterday
two miles beyond Charlestown, between, the
EirMY, of VV:gtm tern Virg nia , and the rebel force
now in the Shenandoah Valley.
-The battle commenced at S o'clock A. as., 4
a heavy - column of rebel infantty and cavalry
attempting tn,pjOde our extensive front near
Afteria sharp but decisive straggle our 'kir
mishers were compelled to give way. • ,
The First divtsion, Gen. Wilson, of Gen.
Torbets' cavalty,corps,,were engaged on our
right and mitered' heaidly. Gen. M'llintosh's
brigade, of that division, lost ; dearly 300 men,
,but only one officer was seriously. wounded.
Acting Adjutant Lloyd, of_ the 22d Wiscon
sin cavalry, and three other offices!, were
slightly wouritUd, but have not yet .left- their
The ement had evidentlytor its, object
the possession of Martinsburg, for at the same
time that the" attack was ; }naole • at Summit
Point. another _false -.movement was made
against our extreme left: : Then the attacking
column slowly moved down tosiarda o Oni right,
the 6th Corps, and a short bit determined
battle took place. - •
The 6th, Bth -and;l9th Co#s formed.in line ;
of battle from right t0.,144..wa.:1 - .. hate written :
them down. The Corps berallie brunt of
the engagement,. Vid the lad division lest
heavily, some 390 inert *minded' and from 60
to 70 killed and , I '
The loss .of Abe enemy waa•fully as heavy.
Among the officers' wounded in' this corps
are the following Limit. George„
Chaniberlain, First Vermont; Lieut. Col. .
A. Hale. Sixth Vermont, Xsj. W. Dezne_lv)
Sixth VermOntiCaiit. B: D:Fabgar, Sixth
Vermont; Lewis Bedenbach, Co. B ' Sixty
Oharlea Q.., MOraY, iCo.
,f3ccend Vermont; • Lient.d H. Price, Co. A,
Our right drovelthe i•heroy-for over
and then fell back to the 'old line; holdiig.it
until 10 o'clock, when the entire army retired
towards Halltown, where they now lie in
line of battle on the first range of hills in the
immediate vicinity of that place. ,
The Eighth Corps, General Cook, were
only partly engaged, and lost but a few men.
The left, consisting of the 19th Corps,- Gen.
Emory, were not engaged, as their line rested`
on the Berryville pike.
The entire line extended from the Berry
ville pike, on the left. to Smithfield pike, on
the right, and occupied a commanding lino:of
country, running between these two roads,
situated some two miles from Charlestown.;
The cavalry corps, after . the enemy had
shifted' hls front fromstur left', the right,
down the Berryville pike : and passing
through Charlestown, bivouacked in the fields
to the right of the town.
All last night troops were passing through
Charlestown in the direction of Balitown and
the scene by , moonlight was-an extremely in
The cavalry;were left in front of Charlestown
and their pickets relieved the infantry before
daylight. At sunrise uforward." was soruid
ed, and the entire corps Moved , forward and
took a position aliandoneclly the Bth and gat
corps at six o'clock t •
As I rode swat eyirdute' for the ferry a sharp
and continuous - Bran:l:del ;Ong fire broke old and'
lasted 'until nine. otelock, when it suddenly'
slackened, and before Iltift Halltown had en
tirely ceased: '. •
The. cavalry have others to endeavor to push
through to Martinsburg, and the infantry ore
busy pitching impromptu camps • along the
line of awaiting'the result.
-,ltitaors are afloat that the rebels are cross=
ing the Potomac at Martinsburg, with what
truth I otinnot - say: Certain
it is, however,
that the 'rebels - have possession of that town;
Whtitevetreatile thee, ultimate intention.
Large- numbers of -loyal citizens are here
endeavoring to leech 'places of safety further
north,- fearing-4-lotal- ahandonment 'of the
CHARGE UPON THEREOL*W.ORO
• • • •
Two Thousandliebels Captured.
Lotruag,-Atignst 22. -
On the 13th frent'fd Atlanta, the
15th Corps ,charged-Alw rebel works, and:at
. 54mettfad Cnfiat's - line engaged the ene
my 111 - skirmishin
iibel `ii6lBiais JIM' rifle pits were
called upon to some out, uhell about twb
thonsarid:Or them leaped from the its "apd
/ow Jur , la + fire the Te
mainhag . ,
Curlinthen adruoetta'strmig body
Ufterat ekbimfiihiltook, possesOnoti'or-fhe,ride
~ - -4 14: 21uleaniyir11.!ft .within three rundre . )rat:dir o f ,
FROM FORTRSES MONROE.
`,Desperate Efforts of the Eenemy Ile
- take the Weldon Railroad Line.
They Are Untexiceesdaulte
HEAVY • REI3M. LOSS.
OUR LOSS LIGHT.
Pour lifeimor, Aug, 22.
The mail steamer arrived at this
port at 4.30 this afternoon from City Point.
She brings into:alien& that the enemy have
been making a desperate effort to re-take the
Weldon road,liut have so far been unsuccess
Our. forces now hold the-road firmly, and;
have' secured a position from which it is be. :
Bayed the enemy cannot drive them:
The enemy made three desperateacharges
on our lines yesterday and were 'repulsed
each time with heavy loss to them. Our loss
was light, and it is reported we captured five
Particulars of the :ki4agenients
POSITION OF OUR FORCES
310 - vestaentili of thd ttelb)eols.
the Ha '
.Corps Reads them Out of
:after their , Fint /draw*.
T iper . Chime iairagin; , but Strike
tke Rgiikto 'T
They lie Willing loSurrender, but Man; `Ske
daddling when Our Firing Ceisee:
Surrender of a Poi Pun 01 Iltieir
The'let#els Leave iheir Dead..in.Our
Large Number of .01111cers Cap
tured by Our Troops.
HEADQUAATERS A. 1124, FOTOidAC, Angust2l-
Foßrnm-t-This mcntniig.-lhe.enenly"mado $.•
vißorons•attack on the Fifth Corps •on the leg
of the. Weldon railroad,-at the same phlce
where they were -partially successful- on Fri
dey, but to-darthey met . with a different is
ception.--- -,"," --.' ' " ; ' -
Our line was' firmed. aborit , tha , liaMe as'it
was on that day. :The first division was on
the.eitrernii left, connecting with the covet
Which Obteied the ; railroad - towardg '-ileire
otation. The second division , ras.nexp, Ce -
lei's 'fourth division a:cioas the railidad, and
-the third,,Orawford?s- 'division on the right,
tjoinitig eliith , the '9th -Corps, which connected
the right - oft - the new line-With , the' ,
left of the
old ona-near thelintnialem plank road. -' ;
During-Saturd* our sien - had'atrengthened
'erected, besides ;throwing tip ‘cotheitO itieche-
Firly this MOining very heavy cattnOnicliitt
was. opened by the enemy from -their wo ks
-further down towards Petersburg, 'endnur
pita replied very briefly, neither party hoW--,_
eyer, doing the other any Partiiailax injur y. About 1. K. - -.1 - 1.,' a small force of the ene y
were seen moving as if to make an`iittacken
the 9tlttOorps; ',but a. few well -directed shell
tient.ttionx out-of sight rather quicker j ,then
they-inuLitilvanced. -- • - 7 ' .
They advanced in tine - style and with the
utmost confidence, evidently thyddrig the
work befdie them was an eaay orie; but what
was their surprise 'on' discovering a strong
line behind and extending to-the left of - the
first, - from which a row of bayonets glistened,
with a battery on the left and another:oil -the_
right pouring a cross- fire into their ranks;'
almost every discharge causing large vacan
cies in their lines.
Shortly after a strong columnemerged from
the' woods on the left -of the railread and
fcirraing in line, charged on_ what theybe-
Haifa to lbe bur'left flanic, , Vnt •whiel rproved
to be the left of Gen. Ayres" front line.
As soon as they discovered the:critical po'si
tion in which they were placed, the (satire
command made signs to indicate thiSit
lingness to surrender and the oider' to- oetise
firingpassed along the breastworks, but as
soon as they discovered this a large portion
of them broke and Started for the woods, the
remainder coming in and surrendering them,.
The batteries sent several mes.engers after
*retreating party, many of whom embraced
mother earth; instead of reaching their. lines,
and. still remain Where they 'fell, onto inns
covering the entire field and, preventirig4the
bodies from being carried away.
The troops who made the attack consisted
of Hoke's Division and Bushro4 Johnson's Di
vision, of Hill's eqrps, bah% ptihoiPally Smith
Among the prisoners is one ColpnerVhwe
Liantenantitiolonela and thirty-seven ea, tains
and Lieutanants, • •
Lt. CoL B. Thomas,. of the 12th .Miss.,i is
wounded in the.arnt; Col. K O. CordicelM}th
35;8., wounded in the leg. Which was amputa
tred; Capt. J.W. Farnell, 12th kfisa., , wotuided
in the. WO; Lt. Jacobs, 58th N. Carolina,
wounded m the arm , and side, badly; Lt: M.
4. Stowe,_6th, Georgia, leg amputated; Lt. N.
1, lebel , 7th.S. Carolina battalion..wounded
in the abdomen and elbow. -
Tlie - number of - amen tak• n is about 3T5,
beeidgs about2s wOunded,:‘, ll qfirai4l , be hos
Gen, good commanded the- aitsatilting
&ilium, awl shot 'Cast. Daly, of Gen. Cutter's
stair, whgyaii endeavoring to get possessiOn
of a rebel flag._ •
capt:rDalY is wounded in the side severely.
'ltagocat.W.a pawn to fall from his holse r and
kale& ,Hb body
tween the lines, and is covered bra v — Wrp&ooltii=
ens from both sideCao that neither can get s
possession bf it. : -
0 prisoners also report hinrkilled.- 'rhe
rts l Which nint , the issaidt.weig-the inlannd'
division and part.of
General Cutler was slightly wounded in the
faoe•during the action.: Colonel Duohesne o
commanding the 2d brigade, 2d division, Was
• o,er F ..-less,lja.Oled and wounded,'nAnsbc:rn
about ,15,- while nearly one hundred were
prisoners in the - shirmish.,_
prinelfallY of the 50th Penna.
Thereboalless ifebelieved to' be at le4.t-filw.-
0 1iiii(Innftd_icilled and wounded.
n e g is a lige of -tlic officers #4,-.•
fir t h hospital, . few Jthdri;
Weft *banded to-day :
Ellielttif,th 'Cr. B. battery".'
„ i i d • .
iitia3C.l64 - tu lt]
Hyatt, 7tlr Wisconsin', leg'. • ,
Hedgesheimer, 7th Maryland, knee ;
S. G. Reed, Ist Maryland, shedder; Capt. E.
H. Hall, 10th II S., head.
We took five sets of colors, the 3d Dela
ware taking two and the 76th New York one
set=-three of them were entirely no*, wide
fhe otlierkare much dilapidated. -
= ' Txis,rgon VBIDAY.
In; the,sght on Friday our Itatial prisoners
is believed to be larger than heretofore re
ported. The 90th Pennsylvania was more
than half taken, as was the case in fact with
all the brigade.
The 104th New York lost every officer on
the field, and can muster but comparatively
few for duty.
&ape troops held their position or
changeddrent,atsome did: they coda nearly
all havesaved themselves vxdixtven the.enemy
asound threehing - , but being told they were
flanked started - for the rear.and fell into the
arms of the rebels.
-,Ql34. r Wlieelock, with the 2d brigade„..34
.610 n.; changed his front toward the rear, aid
tombng in. line of battle with. skirmishers
IkrrOwn ont,'• advanded to see where' the'enemy
were, and reach6l.4tit second line without
losing a man of those who remained by him,
While all who-left and ran were captnred.
This brigade brought in with them over
silty piiSoners and'sik stand of colors, besides
retaking tardy of olar:oivn Man who were being
AINIUST 22d, morning.—No farther fighting
has-taken "place sines- yesterday morning.
The skirmishing has been very brisk on the
Left and during the night.
A good deal of artillery Wit 3 heard at six
thik morning. All is quiet within sound of
headquarters, but another engagement may
'take place at any moment.
The enemy will not give up their hopes of
regaining the possession of - the railroad nn
til see the impossibility of consum
mating their. purpose. • - •
Our lines have .been greatly strengthened
within 24 hours, Fril should - the 'enemy attack
us 'they will fare even worse than they did
tAlit9llayA from Cairo.
IMILICONCENTRATING AT JACKSON, MISS.
Whereabouts of Kirby Smith,
Buckner apd Taylor.
CONSCRIPTION , OF UNION f: CITIZENS.
Ahe steamer lda Maridy,irmn New . Orleans
on }lie 16th*, arrived here this morning. She
brou,ght 200 bales of cotters to Memphis.
:A large force of rebel cavalry was reported
ccineentrating at Jackson, Mississippi
The New Orleans Della has Aleximidria ad
'vices of the 7th.
-Kirby Smith was there. Buckner comm , nds
Dick Taylor's troops. Taylor is at Atlanta, in
command of Polk's old corps. •
The rehets are seizing the property of ev
erybody suspected of being favorable to the
A number of wealthy planters are living on
rations in consequence of their houses having
- The iebeis are conscrikting with great
severityi d- both conscripts and refugees
swear that they will capture and hold Dick
Taylor's children as hostages for 'the security
Of their tiunil i es.
Burning of Steamer.
Qum, -At*. 22.
Tlmareoinei...Courier, owned by the Mem
phis itrid - St. Loris Packet Company, was
burned to the , Water's edge at 9 o'clock this
morning, while transferring her cargo of
.p,avaLskateetp,tlo Aayal despatch boat Vol
unteer at Mound City.
The fire yaw:maimed , by the ignition of a
barrel of N ptha, which was being hoisted.
The Courier was valued at $50,000, on whiph
there is an insurance of $25,000. She is a
cargn.is a'Aidnable pre. lqo
tit% rost. - (hie "man Was' :861 , 161164f binned,
but he will recover.
Guerrilla liebbeTs Killed.
LOTIPENTI6I33, Attgnat 22.
On the 18th- inet; in• Meade county, a de
tachment of the 35th Kentucky came on a
squad of guer,rillas and killed Frank King and
Burch, two notorious robbers.
ARRIVAL OF THE ABAGO FROM PORT ROYAL—THE
PEISSEPEEE AT , ANDERSONVILLE EMPOWER SOME
OF THEIR MFTP A PIED YELLOWS TO REPRESENT
TO GOVBENMEN r TEEM, HOBIGPLE CONDITION—
THE BOMBARDMENT or MATER.
Naw YORK, August. 22.
The - United States.transport Arago has ar
rived. with Port Royal advises of the 18th.
On the 20th inst , fifty miles north of Cape
Hatteras, passed the steamer Fulton, with a
'three masted schooner in tow, bound south
The blockade-runner Prince Albert at
tempted to enter Charleaton harbor on the
night of the 9th inst., but was discovered by
the plEilleTtr at Battery Chatfield, who opened
fire, on her with marked effect.
•COlortel Hdyt,l2d Pennsylvania, one of the
officers exchanged by flag of truce on the 16th,
went to Folly Island on the night of the 17th.
Helntendi to remain there a week - or ti an
days, and then take passage for the North.
Privates Tracy, Edward Bates, S. Noirot,
and H. O. Sidgenson, exchanged on thel6th,
go North on the Arago, and will proceed 'to
Washington, they having been elected by the
Union prisoners at Andersonville to represent
the.horrible distress they are in, and to urge
the necessity of their tieing exchanged as
soon as possible, that their lives may be saved.
The-rebel authorities are very anxious to
exchange all 'that-our Government will con
sent to. -
Gen. Hatch is abettt to resume active ope
rations in Florid".
The operations against Fort Sumter are
A number of recruiting officers appoin4d
by Various States had arrived. Massaohn
setts got the 'fast man, and it was understood
sv• e was getting them more rapidly than eiLy
3, o ; i n /st ate . . _ .
Trhice Albert, fn "attempting
to Ada : irffirOiiiiieilftni Harbor, got Itgroimd
'oplAsitif Fort ileultri% Our batteries opened
heavilY ton e het-!repidlfrednoing her a total
- ireckp' H*oargo consisted bf medicinesrand
rothbr lightartieletc , widch were almost wholly
ijestroyed.-71the belonged' to t,helliohmond
Importing and Exporting Company. •
On the.night of the 2d. instant, Capt. Bead.
••and lieut.. Stevenson,: of 00.-E. 3d Ohio, sT4c
ceeded,b),.esesping from Charleeton.,
they. were held as prisoners, anilreached
tery_tl hi safety. They toy that wherever
they.ASitthei fetid the newels gi be their'
f4eluni, . •
- /hi huiltdred rebel prlsonereare to be placed
tinder fire on . Morris Kind. there being that
ntil;o*; of Alin in CliarlO - ton. The .rebels
lehmt; , lerseyer;thst ! they are merely in tran
situ for some other point. -• •
, alliioharlyst l nn; .Merelprofthe ewe
WitlfAabiA*o 2 ; Atracked: to /save - *bile.
lew.aaatliposillble for the garrison to
Ouito, August 22.
C ARPENTERS, Cabinet Makers, Machu teas and Moulders wanted, at tba EAGLE WORRs
ang2o dime] w. 0. HI , Hr)Fc.
AGENTLEMAN with wife and one child
would lllce to obtain BO %11D Ina private falDw y
where there are no other boarders, or, would rent a sul a a
house in the 2d, 3d or 4th Wards. Addrera, wth paru cu.
[aog2.34i2t] BOX 282, P. 0.
Agents Wanted :
BIEVERY COUNTY- to sell a new artiel 6
M everybody warts, Three hundred per oast. gum
teed. No capital required. Address
ang2343ts J. C. TILTON. Pittsburg. P.
TO work on a bench in a store where he will
be pleasantly situated, ■ud wages good. App'y at
ISt East Market 'street, Harrisburg, Pa
"VAST night—a small leaf BREAST -PD;
_La (gold, with a mall peal In the center,) fastened to
blaa lace bow. Th. pin 18 prized n ton amoua o f ,
ralue, but as belmglog to a dear &mated. Tb- under IC,I
confer a great Error by tearing it at THIS OFFICE.
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the estate
of John Allen,,dec'd, late of Susquehatin t toter,b, p
Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, hernia been gramee to
the undeMgned, notice iboreer is he eby given. Ail Per
sons having claims or demands against the e-tate .t the
said decedent are requested to make known the same
without delay, and those Who are indebtel to sail esEte
are requested to make Immediate nay , . era.
ang23-dowa6.* LEVI STAHL, Administrator'
FOR SALE OR RENT,
ITHE HOTEL, on Ridge road,
Sixth ward.- For partici/lora Inquire' f
aug23-alw*l HENRY BOMEN.
PATRONIZE HOME. INDUSTRY !
STMT. adjoining J. B.
Boyd's Chair and Furniture Rams, where we wl
very low, at Wholesale and Retail. Our Retail Depart
ment is In charge of competent ladi s. .
COIRN BIOS. &
bro. 21 second street, Harrttburg
Volunteer Notice !
Captains -of Companies` and Commanders ot
TUundersigned are prepared to secure for
The Bighest Local, Cask aid Goverrernesit
ComMittess can be supplied with credits for their tone
ship or county vote..
a" EnliStmeut papors promptly made out, and men
attended to until mustered in, choked and equipped, by
Pennryirania Recruiting Agency HE WES &
Olfice Parke House, linnet street, tktwten Third and
Fou,th air et., Harri sburg:
wr Two of the firm hare commissions to recruit
State. In rebellion [aus234l wim
P - II BLI C' S A .Ifr E
On Aida?, B,ptnnber 9, 1864.
- fAVENG determined to relinquish husi
imps .-the undersigned will , offer for sale, on the
p unlace, in Lower Allen rownship, Cumberland county,
reennylvw-la. on the Sitnrwoo road, one mile aice.of Ma
chanlcebung, and coven miles nest of Hantebtug,lise fol
towing valuable real estate :
A teem or LAND, - well known as P•ovidence Firm."
containing 963( acres—eve of which - are well covtreff with
thriving timoer, and - the balance are WA high state of cal.
tivatlon and nn ler good fencing.
The Improvements *must of a large new ,1
TWO-S TORY BRICK ifWEI,ALENG,
Wash House, Bank Barn, a Tenant House, with all neres
airy outbuildings There are also. two welts of -never
failing wider, and two large elates= near the buildings,
with a fine young •
APPLE AND PEACH ORCHARD
on the premises ; besides a great, variety email Fruit'
sums as Grapes, Plums. Pears; Cherries, &c. The im.
provements on this property are entirely new, adi of the
most approved style. The land Is of superior quality, and
its proximity to a flourishing town re , der, it ono or the
most desirable home 4 to Gnmberland Va ley.
Pervdns desiring to view this property previous to the
sale, will please tali on the subscriber, residing on the
q Fels to:commence at 1 *Meek et 1.. when tern
will be made' known by , FURRY G. RUPP .
SUSQUEHANNA FEMALE COLLEGE.
Selinsgrove, Snyder Co., Pe.
THIS Institution is pleasantly located on
the Susquehanna river, fllly-flvo miles north or Har
risborg, and Ave miles south of &.nbury. A more beau
tiful and healthy location could scarcely be round.
Thorough instruction given in all branchas, , and ruPe .
rior advantages afforded in the language.; painting, drew
Fand vocal and instrumental music,
or Circulate, apply to
Rev. 8. DOWER. Principel it
200 Superior Stock Hogs
ARE offered for sale at the HARRISBURG
STOCK YARD. an 22 d3t•
TN compliance with the charter of the city
of Hart lobar& nottoo is hereby gie , .n to the qualified
VuterS of the B.x.th Ward in said city; that a Spec al floe
tion will be held at the MAEUCET HOUSE in Veitwke
meet, lq eald city, on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31,
1864, for one person FOR IIEIdRIIR OF CO*llo ll
COUNCIL to fill the unexpired term of Dr. WWI= B.
Zee, resigned. BERNARD OAIPBELt,
Cater of Peden
August V 1,104. gllt-disal to
FOR BALE. •
'UTE the undersigned offer sale, a lot with
T V two bonne erected thereon, In the borough at
DeuptAz:o 3d of Septa ',her et 3r. Y. Teens to
Cult Slue to take plane at the Mame( a
attelindeed ditro A & D. 12/1100..
rpwo GENTLEMEN can obtain boarding
L. by applying in Chestnut street, second door below
Los , ix
ABLACK EAT TERRIER. Had a leather
collar on hia neck with bran plata, Name, "Tip
Denning." Had a chain attached to the collar. A hewn
reward will be rald on returning hint to No.loo Write.
aug/44131 J. T. BaltNlll.
Per Sala or Exchange
240 ACRESa mofnn diana choice ana irsin slA t . (pril . de)
APply to w. F. PAHNBSTOCE
August 20, 1.0°4--au2o4llm*
A GQOD GIRL imradtektely, l o iband wages
Pamily of two. 40111 vet
a. bir/NGPS tatOPOPIPICX
rd J r! s goor ab4ve : ^triok SeUnion Ceco•
ang2o-thf - • •-• . :- • tOtk
CAME t 6 the premising of the subscriber. on
IL) the Middletown Turnpike, tour nines below Nimbi
burg, on the 9th teas., FOUR MEAD OFTOMNG CATTLE
They are silent of e year old, and combs of two new;
one steer and Otte bull. The owuer to requested te
prove property. toy charges, and take them away. or
they will be sold turecvdtkg to law. M. A. PR,Oril
SOMETHING NEW. THE LADIES' FRIEND,
ANEW WORE—comprising- the receipts
of eminent French end Ugliall phy i"
1411°116 "MM. in Ilesith or diocese, peculiar to teal;
Mr BM by mail co the receipt of aa cants.
embeee A. P. ABBOIT N. A
CRKESE--Choice new crop I ike . not
roosiTe4 is innam *
iai .awoonw tOirt
TH E undersigned
lave ealabli%hed FAC
'9RY at If antsburg, Ps
• tho purpose of =sulk
-000 P SKIRTS,
all styles, sizes, shape-
Id qualities. We pay par
:ular attention to the vol. ,
'test English Steel. We
•eep a large assortment non
'actly on hand. Our Pale.;
tm is at No. 24 SZCOID