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WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, 1864
FOR VIOL PIIIB6EXT.
The copperhea d 'National Costvp n Linn.
It is not our purpose to enter ort a lengthy
review of the itlnatfornil' presentedlyesterday
at Chicago: We ptint.the tesoltititris entire
this afternoon, and ask for thetii the oarefill
peinsal of Our readers. Afterthc tone ,
the temper of the series of •retiolations re,_
ferred to have been oferioUsly . :pondeied, we
appeal to the candor . ef Overy'lionestngti_i'l43.
saywhether the platfrm of. the Chicago CO'rt-.
vention does not afford the best apology for
treason and the warmeit'encOuragerneht' for
rebellion yet put fot'thbY the pbels,O - ibir any
of their Amerioanor European allies. We.desire
to treat these,resolntiona siregily fin what they
are wortlil"l94 are icilli that thUevii6
eept them as the exposition of their orthodox_
Pcatroftl . faith.4.i.u l 4 tenefit of 'e
fall meaning of the language in which they
are pouched. And when we do this, rre•hre
a right to demand that the only construction
which they can bear should be put upon
therm Inythe- first place; t the , DeSiodritib
leaders seek to create the:impression that there
is neither war?or;rebelligg4a thbilSonth.. With
the most scrupulouAgUre :? ,thot,resolutions seek
to conceal the existent e of a gigantic conspir
soy, armed , and,rueral t aalid and backed by the
tyrants of the world 3n an effort , to overthrow
and forever. free government_ owth.i.e
hemisphere.. Indeed the revolted States are
netfllli'cniee'ieferred tofu terms' of
tion by the action of , the copperheW:"oA::
cage reaolutions. Jefferson DeNia tand..his
oompeers in 'crime and: , treason • are ;unveil—
demned;• ' the rebel- military' iiii4itt i Ortain
w 1440, the. 'National Go ve rnment, the
national , arms, and the-national '..Oaktse ,
are broadly and boldly denounced.
war is to, be . proseouted with honor and Brio
amp to the, Government—bow the , national
credit is to.be preserved, and , the Itretieurii
sustained—how the business enitnirrais M eits'
and' the confusion are to be con
trolled—how peace is to be establisheff by the_
brilliant triumphs of arms—and how. the
Union is to be restored end the just nithority
of the Government vindicated, Under a Dem
ocratic Administration, did not enter into the
minds of those who: constructed thsDemo
°ratio platform at Chicago, r Te .controlling
idea with these men, was the consolidi;tion of
a party influence capable of, wresting the con.
trol of the Government frctru our presinit rulers,
that the claims of traitors' might •be recog
nized, and the arms of rebels made triumphant.
There is a candor in all this unlike"*thing
ever displrkyed by the Demooratio leaders,
and we can safely Write that the platform in
question is the first emanation of the kind
aver put forth by the DemocrStio leaders
which can be fully understood, and which
will admit of but one construction. It is
for treason all over—it is for peace becaiese it
wielders the °awe o• the traitors soared and
just—it trier the sacs five of the liational honor
because it consideii Elates Rights as trans
cending in inzpooamee a nationa! existence If
the world possessed no other history of the
struggle for freedom and , civilization than that I
contained bithis platform of the Democratic
party for 1881„ mankind would infer that the
Northern States were earring on
. a crusade
against the South—MA' the people of the
South were victims of 'pirseention---the sub
jeota of wrong snehas no peopleever suffered
—and that they dese:r*, in their dilemma,
the sympathies , of good men of
all nations. Stich itLevlitmtly the impression
which the demagoguna irho constructed this
platform hopeto creatatfiicmghout Christen
dom. If Jeff - Davii been : delegated to
write these reeolationakbp-Aquld not, have more
ably set forth dui nttrit'969 ns and the „merits
of the traitor cause thanthey have beenexhib
itiA,by his faithful dough-140 allies ; and We.
have no doubt that the'reSolutions as adopted
will go further to sustain the.drooping spirits
of armed traitors, and crush the hopes' of suf
fering Union men in the 'skxiliti, than any
resolve that has yet come from the allies
of treason on either _ , side of the, Atlantic
So far as we are concerned, regarding
selves as the uncomprOhiising foe of ,traitors
and-their sympathizers, we gladly accept this
platform as an. issue, in the comlig , Presiden
tial canvass. It has merits which we did not
expect the Democratial4Wrs had the fairness
or the frankness to ore*. It 1a candidly in
favor of ireasobn al* Poiititrwill admit
of no two taiistxtft . 4ts,:eo that while our
brethren in the #04, , ,g30 . i n a death
struggle with A T . be under
stood and accepted luilliiiptitiWorifessed by the
copperheads,thennielves o that the M49FLinen
of the country will be brought in direct con
flict at thels'Omlng:Prisildintiiir eloistitiii; with
the alders, abettors and.. sY?pathizers with
trottsori. This is the true 'Age, and nothing
more or less can be inferred frcellp Vatform
of ihe . Demooratio party. _ •
The Governseene •Sult . Agetnit Ex dFur-
- We indulged the hope, sqme daYs
that the Government would immediately hring .
suit against the parties secessory to the frauds
of the , late ,burgeon Genecal of, the Unit e d;
States Arini; and now we See
•• •„ P
steps havajtiien taken in eiCh preantion.
The Governing:lt has brougitir, suits sirainst
itanniionit for the recovery ot,.Sideib,o6 the
amount of which, it was 01'00 '0,4A1 111 3
Nassioad had delimited the Girertuneitte-Ii
may be fairly inferred that the developments
of this trial will unmistakably fix the guilt
of parties connected with these frauds, and
that the prosection of Hammond is but the
beginning of a series of suits against those
who have themselves at the expense
of the natiOn'sMeilys and honor. Theo untry
demands that rescabildlle brought to
speedy justice—that they be forced to diagorge
their ill-gotten wealth, and forever wear the
Mark of their crimes as the law may Suite ig
nominy on their guilt.
The Danish prince 'Witti - was accused of
" harpingini'the datighter of one of his own
courtiers, was not more imam or zealously
intent on mischief, than are the Democratic
leader's, when they ",harp on " the subject of
military arrests. These rascals have made an
immeiristvamotmt of-political capital for'their
party among the iglici r reht, :by constantly mis-
Opepcnting the facts involved in the arrests
1y the military.anthorities, denouncing such
grocieedittgs =es infamonsly tyrannical, and
itzpreasing . . the people with the idea that
While they; submit to such an exercise of
E , •oiter, they are dteadily yielding to .an influ-
Occi•aihich , intuit' end In the destination of
thieflctkil rights and franchisee. 'But mark
the sequel to all this cry ofh,orrot at the mili
tary-arrests of the Government During The
proceedings' of the copperhead National Con
. • ,- ,
vention•at Chitago,,..yaztenlayi Hr. Barris, of
Maryland, (a rank traitor, professing an imp .
Boiled attaoliMeit: for :ell' Da,vis,) made the
startling iMmottricement that George B. He
01,ellan,,otipini4i the system of military Ai r
rest 4 Which ikas.sinde .given such mortalpak
fence ••to - J the synipathizers with • tretiii6n.'
What bare t peace Democracy to `nay' in
reply td.thhfdharie,. 4arti l lm z ved that
Gen. McCle ll an had.issted an order .for the
arrest, of the entire Marylarisniegislattire, and
fot this aCt,the'vitiuot6 Barris i l *:cite he would
r zupPotk the. valiant `*cCisibizt,'•loipte
upon fat:Cliazzley Carrigan, in tears and :sor
mi9t-4[84 for ther4xplikiion of Hatrie,- that
bhp iiicirtili t..ti=Convection Micrhi `se pre . '"
.iitilkootelelgitift ' t hee Pepularto Of , the
When 'the cOln'wereltiranging the details
of 'their, Cenclaye at'Cliidgo, and about - the
time they irere,pitting : cope of, their, meanest
lies into circulation, they unwittingly ac
knowledged and end64l)dihe inimense'.popu.
Jar* of . Stator Sprague, of
Rhode IsitiMkis-roported torhave appeared at
Chicago with letters to the effect that Mr.
Lincoln' from he canyons, and
would un4er ucCe d ikoupfkansestdlow his name
to be. Wed as agaltaidate for reelection to the
tresidencY. 'Why , Put snake report in circu
lation among an assembly Of craven-hearted
meU ? What was to: be gained by an
licolmoing to a,conclate of treason sympathit
ors, that Mr. liincoln had declined to be a
oaiididate for re-clOtion? Nothing—absb.,
lately uoihing 'fc assure' ; the delegation,
by a. deliberate 'falsehood, that-the strongest
man in the country bad refused to be a can.
didate, and therefore - ,the copperheads could
rtominata their weakest
not this really recognizing the vast popularity.
of Mr. Lincoln F •Alreorseible men will admit
Utity of ihe Piitomac
Reports of the . Loss in tho. sth toili
The Rebels Compelled o Seek New Means `of
ENEV ACHIEVED NO VICTORY.
ITMAINUABTERS, AirMT Of TEE POTOMAC,
reports publisheWin Boni° of the-news
paper -A,' that-the -losses ofj-Werfifth' eorps in
the battles df the 18th; 19tli and 21st of the
present month reach five:thonsaid,- are , griiittly
exaggerated: - It is now-defliiitely esdertiined
that they do not exceed 3,800, and as stia4leis
and-Others continue to come invind the sick
are not all B,o66:Lilted for, 9t is believed that
the aggregate loss :nil:all-flies° engagements
will not exceed 3,5011--;': , -- 5 -. _ • ", - • -
Therloss of the Se - 0614 (fior . Ps in Thursday's
fight will- riot exceednir 'aggregate of 1,500,
according to the official statement, audit is
fAliwied-that Wheiiill4lio are now - Within Alm
lines report 1,200 will cover the entire losi.''.
The rebels are said to'b&using 'the Weld4lt
tailroad below Reams' Station, and naming.
their supplies thence to Petersburg "around mir,
left by wagons. As this requires ' *large &ice
for 'train- guards, and to ' defend the "matt
against the incursions of our cavalry, itcaii '
not be either' a veilpiofitable or pleisrint
means of communication, without taking-into
Consideration the loss•of =tune involved:
Arrangements have -been irside,lt is under
iteod, for burying the Yebet•dead-left- on the
fieldmflasf:Tptitirsday'S battie. I*-faVittliat
th'esenemystliffinot bury their own` ilisa(l,-trind
that they left their wounded on the field, is
palpable •evidenpe •that aMoug.h they dmove
ack our 2(1 - Corps, that theyidid dot achieve
ny very complete or creditable victory.—
usual picket firing has occurred to-day
without anyreinilt of consequence.
yetanteeri to be - Acterited after
_ the sth of Sept e mber.
Order frem Assistant Piovest Marshal General
Porownorpsit,' N. T. Aug. 38, 1864.
The following has - just been received by
Proiost lliferetud Johneon,..of this.district:
,-. • • :-.,kramstdAng.'3o,lBB4.
The following le prointdgirtedlor the gni&
indlitfdrufetiort of IdierProvohtilfarshals
;of t • ,
Seep idlnitteerbtrit.p' se =nob , ,as• possible
taller the, ittititailiftibaiiber,r-anddeti it be
4ir Cioleirtistevolotilleil mitt bikimuk i t e ii a u the
AttittitiX thecratesletedlvyto the • : prae•
etleatilkleOlnett before tbeArnited:nie accept
'll3 ine-litielt to ren&seyeinv •• • -
Azoidaut Provo:bet Magid General
THE COPPERHEAD CONVENTION.
INTO, of lifd COntfolits., his Opposition to
Illinois for Miratio SeymOur.
Long, of Ohio, on the Stand.
Darkness in the Wigwam.
HARRIS KNOCKS DOWN A SPECTATOR.
31'Clellan Stook Falling.
THE ORGANIZATION NOT TO BB IpEOLTED.
SOMETHING IN Tag WIND
Dmeeration of the Named i'ouglas
Attempt to Prove :Him a Sympathizer
, - with Traitors. ,•-- -
M'CLELLAN NOMINATED FOR PRESIDENT.
Pendleton the Candidate for Vice
, [ Continued /Kin 'our/fret pogr.l
Mr. Eaton, •"df: btiatietiettt, passed a high
eulogy upon Thomas - E Seymour, but stated
his 'name ; arfs uped fteteltithont ktit wipki and
arithout the request - 44'1E6 Contiketicht der.'
- Mr. Harris,•;or , Maryland, exii4alnek that.
what he had said`was that heconld not go be
fore the people -of Marilibillandltslikthem for
the members of the Legislature of that State
to vote for Gen. McClell n, ..He did not say
that he would ribt 4404 - ibt• Alai: — He held
himself bound to vote for the candidate of the
Convention. ~, • ••t • •
The dame. of o.syernoi Powell Powell was ;with
drawn. J. :1' i• !I A.l
' Mr. Wickliffe withdrew- the name of Mr
Pierce. - , ' 4 • fr
Mr. Tale:111, of Maryland; regretted . fhat the
gentleman who had taken the stand in defence
of Chinas' M'Cleßatthato' isanzatid the gititnia.
he had, and intimated that there was a col
lusion between the mambr,ollitbe
~ L egislature
and certain' rebel generale . . he Put It
upon creditable evidenoes, - he (Mr. Jones)
might bait ramaittlid•silintklnt ha gm:kid not
permit the tekislatnra of Maryland to be so
falsely charged. •
' Gen. Morgan explained that he intended to
say that Gen. M'Clellan ,had. acted upon . testi- .
mohrwhich he iekarded as dreditable:
Mr. Jones said that so far-from being cred
itablelit has ever been pronounced by the
victims of that action an utter fa' settood. The
Legislitture' WWI no -Poiver• to pima; an tOtdi
'lance of secession. • Those who were arrested
denaanded an. imrn4ale trial, even,b74lpm-i.
head court martial btit,'histead 'Of giving
them that justice willohithdlaw gnaranteed to
the poorest among us, they were told that
they could have their liberty only by giving
their parole. Some•of them, worn out by the
Wipes of ircittrikohineht, , fmalh'• g ive
their • parole, but ''others preferred to . yield
their lives rather than. submit to , the 4toili
titihg test thaewes' required - of them', . This
day they know not their accusers. Still he
believed McClellan wag too much of a gentle
than and.a Christian tir act as he did, except
upon what he deemed creditable evidence,
Mr. Holmes, of Now :Army, movd' that
the debate on the Candidates be clos Cd, and
moved the previona question: ' '
Mr. McNeill, of Illinois; on behalf l of
portion of the Illinois delegation,'and; ae lip
believed, of a majority of the delegstets:,iethe
great Northwest, nominated Hdantio floYhtbilt
[Prolonged cheers.) • '
The president said the motion was 'out 'of
order. - - • • -
Motions to adjourn were made, but Were
deelaked out of order. •
Mr.'Long,:bf Ohio, took the Stand in Oppo
sition to McClellan. Ha said Lincoln had
been guilty of interfering with theitnedoin'
of speech, freedom 'of elections and Of arbi.'
In your resolutions,' Mr. tong said, you
have arraigned him. before the,peeple of the
oonntry•fofthese tyrannies rind • usurpations,
and yet you propose to nominate a man who
has gone even farther than-Lineciln in the per
petration of similar tyrannical measures upon
the sacred privileges and rights of the people;
McClellan is guilty of the arrest of the Legis
lature of a sovereign State. He has suspended
the writ. of habeas corpus, and helped to en
foroe the odious emancipation proclamation
of Lincoln:. The willing'lnstruinent of a- Obr
rupt and •tyrannical Administration, aidingc
while possessing the military power; to strip
American freemen of their dearest' liberties,
will you so far-stultify yourselves as - to'lntilie
him the standard-bearer of the Demo - 4*aq?
With my beat; I hope not. .." -
He had never 'done otherwise, and'as be..•
•tween Lincoln and Fremont, and any man
chilling 'himself even .-half a Democrat,' he
would beifound voting with his friends, but
beggedLthe Convention not to nominate
McClellan( Almost any 'other man Who claims'
to be a • Deinocrat would. 'satisfy him,.-aud
would satisfy the Northwest. 'Weak Ass is'yont
iplatform in many respects,.We will stand tip
and do all in our power to maintain it; but in
God's name don't add: to fits liteaknem . by'
placing snare man in nomination. :(o:••
Mr. Carrigan, of Pentiaylvarii4folloWed,i - in
-answer to Mr. Harris,-) and quoted , fromillow
Allellan's letters toliurnside, - Halleck.tand
whens thesegentlemen were under/him,
, to show that he:luvariablyndmonished them
that the only, object' of the . war wasito. pre
serve the • integrityr of .the Union 'and/ the
majesty of the laws,,Land that he• invariably
cautioned them tostrictlyc guard against any
infringeinent-upia.the rights of property and
,Proakepplauats. I f. :
, The last two speakers were oQtstantly inter
ripted by motions . to,adjoorri.
Objections to an adjou i mment we,re'raiaed
in all quarters, b!it ae . it wag rapidly growing
dirk, and gas for lighting "not having been in
troduced into the wigwam; . the opponents ,of .
an adjournment, who ware ; : gadent i ly the
strongest, had to , concede the point, land :- the ;
Convention adjourns to-mmxow, -
mums wormer - m
-1m xsomurvows sliritizow
Omuta°, Aug. - ;30. - -}-Whin Mr. ; liarriso of
Maryland, was walking towards higrseat atte r .
being declared out of order beesuses.,of hie
remark.that if McClellan • was::riozoinsted he
worda . not support him, ape/Bono-mt.& ,
gate. although sitting within thaFeirole,•satd ,
to;him: ( Tort oughtetcy be turned mitt:LT-the
Conveution, you traitor!" whereupon
Mr. Harris turned round:and .knocked bun
Out of:his chair, , • •-•
This incident contributed much to the gals
eral confusion- which prevailed for ,Weill
minutes,...: To-night Harris and Long iaut
those:who symiathise with them are-making;
strenuous efforts to secure !si one-Shirt ~ .wpta!
against 'McClellan, .bnt,34.olelhuslt irkelde
are sanguine. The. eextelliatosg..ond'caanle:
course pursued liy W. Guthrie cht.:.:thesConii:
mitts, on Resolutions seems to meet the,
warin:approvalcaf; the friends. oflicOlillah,
and tonight he towers up - of strong. cendidate •
For ** l nge Presideney. •
Caicaeo, Aug. 31.
The Convention reassembled st 10 o'clock
this morning • . The wigwam was densely
orovided, and the,orowd outside was greats,
than ever. : • •
• Immediately after the Conventiqn was 4 idled
to,brder, aprayer was offered by the Hetv.--De.
- *lse'', of Chicago. ' r
filkW jeldiffe, Ky., said the delegates from
the Weit were of the opinion that circumstan
-cies may occur between noon to-day and the
4th of. March next, which will make-it proper
for the democracy of the country too meet in
convention again. He therefore offered the
following resolution, which was unanimously
Resolved, That this Convention shall not be
dissolved bTadjonrnment at the close of its
business„ but shall remain, organized, subject
to be called at any time end place the Execu
tive National Committee shall designate.
The following communication was presented
from theAlational Democratic Committee, by
Laivretice, of Rhode Island: •
At a meeting of the National • Democratic
Committee, held at the Sherman House, in
the city Chicago, on the 31st of Aug., 1864, the
following resolution was adopted.
Whereds, A respectful devotion to the'
memory of • Stephen A. Douglass, the great
statesman of the West, was the crowning mo
tive which induced the committee to concur
in eallikg the National. Convention in tke city
of Chicago . ;
Now, therefore, it is the deliberate convic
tion of this Committee,,that.had his life been
spared, his gigantic grasp of mind, taken in
connection with his declaration that war is
disunion, a declaration wbcch time has proved
the wisdom of, and which would long since
have restored the power of the Federal corm
papa Rud ittoideti 'terrible loss of life
which nothing can ctimpensate r and that bit
terrieas 'of feeling -so numb to be deplored,
whicliii egreaterliarrief to' the restoration,
of ; peace and Union. • . ,
' Sig,ned TILOS. g..FLOAENCE,
W. W. Furss - , 1 . ' L
F. A. Arens,
The President then stated the question be
fore the Convention to he on ordering the
pre , norm quelitioit to proceed to the nomina
tion of weel4klate,for the. Presidency, and it
Was ordered without dissent. The vote was
then taken Hy Btatee, the chairman.of each
delegation. apnouneing the vote when • the
States . The final 'result Wu 911 t.
flounced as follows :
i Po* atAutztir.
Maine • '
6 :l2rley k `
entuoky 4, .••
Q5/0 • 15
;ndianii . - ...... 9i
IllinOis s , • i . :..16
Michigan . 8
Missouri .... " r; ' 7
Total .. .. s . ... ..
DeluwanS , .... ...... 3
Ohio ' •
The nomination of NUClellan was then
made unanimous, c art e l:which a ballot for
Vice President was had; With the - following
James Guthrie, 651; Geo. E Pendleton,
541; Daniel W. Iroeirhea, 13t 4iierge W.
Case, 26; August Dodge, 29; D. Caton, 16;
Gov. Powell, 821; Jno. Phelps, 8; blank, 1.
• I On the second ballot. New York_threw its
whole vote for Mr. Pendleton, its chairman
stating that its former vote for Guthrie was
4igainst his. wishes. The other candidates
*ere then withdrawn, and George IL Pendle
ton, of Ohio, was unanimously nominated.
Prom Gen. Sheridan.
Engagement of the sixth Corps and Averill's
Cavalry with,the Rebels.
The Enemy Driven Back with Con
Heavy Force Still Thought to be .
HELDQVARtiois, SIXTH CORPS, Aug. -29
• • WERE onnain OP THE CAVALRY.
Genpmllllerkitt's division; of General Tor
bores oaialry, was Sg]liting BrAly i'ohnson's
_cavalry and one divisitai of ,Early's infantry
,all day yesterday. He banui - Alon 'Johnson%
command on Sunday, and, the country being
: open, the First and Second regulars met them
: by a counter charge, as the-enemy charged down
,upon th9m. The collision of the two eolamns
was fearful, aria"theihNrasmote sabre crating
:than has beini7seerk befOre during the war.
Hient. Hoyer, of the Elia regular cavalry, was
,killed, after shoaringt- the . - huOst remarkable
; A rebel officer who was taken prisoner said
( that he was satisfied, now that he had seen
some real cavalry fighting.
Johnson was driven from Oharlastown
through and beyond Einiithtleld, and Merritt's
division ooaupied•the town last night.
THE PIOB ' ON TEN 29TH. '
This morning the enemy brought a division
of. infantry against our cavalry, and the fight
ing continued briskly until about 3 o'clock,
when General Sheridan, who had gone to the
front, sent to • General. Wright, of the Sixth
corps, for a AiTision of his men. He at once
directed Gene* Ricketts to advance• with the
-Thi r d division. General Ricketts made a
rapid nuireh of; tire miles or more, and-re
!Hewed GAD,. Ti*bfires.oitvalry, who had fought
Most aplendifily - fill
•Among tlN:elis*fitres'is Dr. W. H. Run son;
' Medicali Director of the Cavalry cbips; who
was shot thrOnih the &est while riding with -
General' TOrtiert. He fell over, simply - 'ek.
44,tafing, `I is.of : no use doing anything. for.
'me; ;" and he died I=ne
-1 diately.„ His remains .he .taken to his :
I .home itt 'Mexico, Oswego county, New York,
by Captain Theodore W. Bean. Prayost
shat of the First cavalry division.
Lieutenant Boyer, of the Firstregaili#S,'was
killed, making the eiith officer of that regit
.3:tent who has been killed during this'eimig
Captain Hanle:y, of the Nintli Ned
:York, was tnort* .*Oundid. tierstinazit
Alfred, 0ti44141-NoWTOrki was wggizded.
'First Sergeoht • limitt, of Willistiies_bat
'tory. was killed.
Itiokatts' - divisimmtdmumbil - a - IWe
before' he found that :many's Minas
skirmish ensued of about five minntes,'And
the enemy Oil back for thenight.
PROH THE . SOFTH.
ATLANTA SET ON FIRE BY OUR SHELLS,
Large Part of the City Consumed.
Early ,Ordered. to Richmond.
Rebels Kooning About the Weldon Railroad.
Winancoron, August 31.
Richmond papers have been received here
of Friday and Saturday last. Thy contain
General Forrest declares that he has cap
tured Memphis. He . asserts that General
Washburne was forced to escape in his night
The news of the capture of Fort Morgan by
Farragut's toms is fully confirmed by these
General A t J. Smitlvis reported as sweep
ing through Eastern Mississippi and Alabama.
On Tuesday last one of our shells exploded
in Alabama 'sweet, Atlanta, and a oontiagra
tion'ensued, resulting in the destructiox by
fire of a large portion of the oity.
General Sherman is said to be well sup
plied with food and ammunition. Oar .otiv
alry have done great injury to the rebel rail
General Early has been ordered back to
Richmond. The rebels are very sore over the
loss of the Weldon road; and say very little
concerning the battle on Thursday.
Oar troops from Knoxville made a raid last
Monday on Rogersville, capturing the place
with many prisoners.
Mosby has hung thirty of our men in Clark
county; ?cri , glnia, for burning houses.
The Shenandoah Valley.
THE mama STILL IN THE vAriair--szoatissam
The American has received the following:
MEADQUARTZBE MIDDLE MILITANT Drama,
Aug: 30, 1864.—The position of our army,
since my letter of yesterday, remains un
changed. There was a very spirited cavalry
figift yesterday at Smithfield, or, as it is some
times called, Middleway, about sewn miles
from Charlestown, which proved that the ene
my had not yet retreated up the valley.
General Custer's brigade of cavalry, with
Captain Ilaneom's battery of- artillery, then
moved across the Opeqnan, about a mile be
yond Smithfield, for the Purpose of making a
reconnoissance toward's Bunker's HilL They
bad proceeded about a mile when they came
on the enemy's skirmish line. A portion of
Custer's command were dismounted and sent
in to engage them. The skirmishing lasted
until 11 o'clock, when Custer was obliged to
retire across the Opequan, where he was rein
forced by DeCesnola and Gibbs' brigades of
cavalry, and the skirmishing was renewed
with increased vigor.
The enemy now sent two brigades of in
fantry soros- the Opequan, with the view of
outflanking us, and cutting of oar retreat on
Smithfield. In this they were foiled, for Gen.
Merritt discovered their intention, and retired
on Smithfield before they could accomplish
Heavy skirmishingwas kept up all the time
we were retreating; and' we indioted consider
loss on the enemy, as our men took ad
vantage of every commanding position, and
from behind every cover, to pick off their ad
In the meantime, General Sheridan' bad
'ordered Ricketts. division of infantry of the
6th Corps to proceed towards Smithfield and
support the cavalry. The infantry reached
a point about a mile this aide of Smithfield
at 5 o'clock, r. at., where they formed a jam- .
tion with the cavalry, who had gradually fallen
back to that place, contesting every inch of
the ground. The two forties now united as
sumed the offensive, and' Gen. Ricketts de
ployed one brigade of his command as skir
mishers, and sent them in advance of our
cavalry. As soon. as the enemy discovered
that they had infantry to contend with they
rapidly withdrew, crossing the Opequan at
about 6 o'clock.
Our forces pushed them very strongly, and
captured some prisoners. Our loss in the
affair, including killed and wounded, will not
exceed 100,. whilst that of the enemy must
have been much greater, as we had the ad
vantage of position. Amongst the killed is
Dr. •Bulison, medical director on Gen. Torberre
staff. He Wa, riding along the skirmish line
in company with Gen. • Torbert and Captain
Bailey, when he was shot by one of the rebel
sharpshooters, who was somemoments before
discovered by . Captain Bailey to be paying
particular attention to the General and his
staff. - •
The recontioissance'yesterday has developed
the fact. beyond" a doubt, that the enemy still
has a heavy force in our front, and it is be
lieved that they are concentrating at Bunker
Hill Olouds of dust were distinctly seen
yestmday arising fromthe road between Bun-,
ker Hill and Winchester, supposed to be the
enemy's wagon train going up the Valley.
Arrivals of Rebel Prisoners at
Point Lookout—Their Prophe
cies of Another Formidable In
• Wasualwrrox, Aug. 30 -
Advices from Point Lookout, dated August
29, state that flee hundred and twenty-eight
prisoners arrived on Wednesday, and on
Thursday three hundred and thirty-one more.
Forty-eight prisoners came in on . Saturday
nightcend report that since Orant seized the
Weldon road floor went up to one hundred
dollars a barrel in one day.
They say Longstreet's corps has gone to
Early's support, and that the rebel army will
enter the North in large force a few days pre
vious to September 26th, when the draft takes
place. The force In t§e valley they state to
be 60.000. If .they succeed in creating a did
turbance, and in stopping the draf%, they will,
winter on Northern t eiL .
Shelling, of Williamsport, Md.
, • WILLIAALSTOBT, Md., August 20.
From twenty five to thirty houses were
struck, by shells during the rebels' late can
nonade,. and not a resident was injured. One
soldier received a flesh wound. For the first
time they have been defeated in the attempt
to cross the river here.-
HEAD: earwig Pray. Muni.
' . Hunusanatt, August 30, 1864.
In comformity with the provisions of the acts
of Assemtily of the 22d and 25th of August,
1864, and the act to which they are supple
is ordered, -
1. That the raising of the corp, of Mean
regiments, to be called the "Pennsylvania
State Guard," provided for in . said acts, be
2. As the first portion of that corps, three
regiments of infantr7, two squadrons of
cavalry, erik% four batters-s - of field
ortilloy,, ; Shell be recruited without
delay. Firings regiments, squadrons,
'anand Jilittelfilis As_ Wended.. shall - be
*mum. to wit: of veteran
ssoldiges'ind_of 41e-bodied persons between
al ages :of eighteen and fifty, giving the.
iireferedee AuLthostt. who "ire sot ...subject-Id:
draft ursier the krirt of the United State..
:foroes, *tut to= be WSW, be
wrra OUR ADTANCCIE
Bet:magus, Aug. 30.
commanded by company officers elected by
the men, and who have been in the service of
the United States. and been honorably die.
The field and general officers will be ap.
pointed by the Governor and mustered into
the service of the State. The force will be
used only tor tts defence of the &ate. It will,
while in service, be clothed, equipped, armed,
subsisted, disciplined and paid as provided
for by law for similar troops in the service of
the United States.
4. Persons, qualified by service for tha po
sition of company officers in this corps, will,
on application to the State In pector General,
at Harrisburg, receive authority to recruit
companies and squads, and, if afterwards
elected as company officers, will be commis
5. The said corps shall be enlisted in the
service of the State for three, years unless
sooner discharged, and shall be liable to be
called into the service of the State at such
times as the Governor may deem their ser
6. A camp of rendezvous will be established
at Harrisburg, under the charge of competent
military and medical officers, and transporta
tion for troops thereto will be furnished to
persons recruiting companies, and squads of
not /es* than eight men, on application Ao CoL
M. S. Quay, Harrisburg, Chief of TraMporta
tion and Telegraph Department.
7. Should the regiments, squadrons and
batteries, specially herein provided for, not
be recruited within th fly days, the deficienoy
will be supplied by draft.
8. Brig. Gen. Lemuel Todd, State Lupo
tor General, is charged with the execution of
this order, and all the details under it.
By order of A. G. CURTIN,
Governor and Commander-in• Chief.
A. L RussuL,
Adjutant General Pennsylvania.
tin the 28th Inst.. by Rev. J "nee Colder,Sergeant Wgt.-
LIAM H. WAGGON= and inn MARY J. 1913, all of this
At the residence of her idster, Ifni. Anagram& Millen
burg, Pa, on the 17th of August, 1861, lasso vase R.
Ann, aged 77 years
NEW ADVERTISEM E NTS.
000 0 !
Thirty Men Wanted:
Local Booty 000 ; Cornmeal Bounty ;100 !
CAPTAIN METZ, a gallant soldier of
the Metlean War, and also one of the world-renowned
Penney Wants Reserves, Is &crania; a Company rCe
ONE YEAR'S' SEErIcE I
ARP No men accep•ed In this Company. masa man-
IT= TO ter. MAIL, will native the shove large Roomy.
Ile enlisting in this co opany can credit themselves to
any plate desire .
The Lieutenants and non.c mtoles'oacd odlcere will be
elected out or the company ones Cull.
Apply Immediately at Headquar , era, at CITY HOTEL,
Harrisburg. (.12g31-d2O) JOEL METZ, Captain.
be sold at pnblio sale, on THDIIB
- SEPT iiMBER 15e4, at 2 o'clock s. fr ,FC
Brat's Hall, la the of of Harrisburg, the beaultful and
destr , ble country seat ot Christian F Haehaten.%%aqua.
henna towastito, artaillt a half mile of the Ilallta of the
ctty of Ilerrieteng,
amtaimtvg about Thirty.fiee Amer,
(Including about 113 i sores of Woodland,) adjoining lends
of the late Wm. Oehler, er. , and Joseph titiL l uoi Whets
The Improcem.nta oonsiat of a neat a n, ponalbetable
DWELLING, with several reparat.J summe r• 81113 and
A LARGE NEC BARN,
And other outtrardlngs—the entire placoAn exceller loos
&non with stew foams The place is partioul.ialy weU
stocked with the choicest varieties of peer, peaches, ap
ples cherries, grapes, A small stream of water
running through the middle of the Chloe
Conditions of sale male easy and acoommedatlng.
POlB6llliOQ given April 1, 1865.
APRACTICAL TANNER will find steady
employment, at good wages, by applying to Wm
undersigned be pwaon or by letter. Must be a pool
beanwitnan, of sutler and lnduatilous habits Bone osier
aced apply. HANBY KURTZ,
Morn Jar, Lancaster Co., Pa. at3l4llw
Proposals for Hay.
ANNIn'ANT Qusattnamarriat's 0111(2,
HOLIIIIIIIIIIIIO, FILIINA., august 30, 1854.1
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at
this Mk* until 12 o'clock. at. Monday &pt. nib.? 5,
18e4 to furnish this department with (300) Three Hundred
Tons of baled Timothy Ray, (2,000) two thousand pounds
per to; all to be of the be.t merchantable quality, sib•
je t to such Jasper, ion as I may direct.
jg,y to be deltve od at Harr) burg, Pa.
Fromeali for any amount ov r k6O) Fifty TOW of Hay
on this contraccw U be received.
Each party obtainiug a contract trill be required to ea
ter into bonds with approved sureties for its taithfttl use.
The department reserves to itself the right to rale%
asy or ab bids It not deemed wberactory.
Proposals will be addreened to Caoutint E. C. Hetc.hetm
bleb" nsn't Qoartermwm-r Vole, Harrisburg TM, mid
will be endorsed "Proposals to turbid/. Hay." Hy order elf
CoL. J. G. JOHNB(
Chief Qr Mr., D. p't Sunpiehamm.
E. C. REICHENBACH,
Cato. sad Awn Qr. Mr•
Proposals for Corn and Om.
0/111011 AZI STA xr QUARIMISTgIit, U. a A
0•81111111:1110, ra. , AltgUit SO, Mi.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at
this OM& until 12 o'clock, lc, MONDAY , Septevalter
5, 1864, to furnish this lie, artment with
(16.600,) Irifleen thoasuid btnnels Corn. and
(15,000) Fifteen inousaud buahels Oats, to be delivered
at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Corn to-be put up 1 • gad stout sacks of. about two
bushel. each. Oats to be ut up in like sacks of about
three bushels each The sacks to be furnished without
extra charge to the Government.
Proposa s for aay amour, say (2,000) two thousand
bushels and over will be rue iced
so P c ro ited.posaLt tor delivering Corn and Oats lane are also
Tech party obtaining a contract will be required to
enter into bolds with approved sureties for its ildittful
execution The department, reedwea to attar the right
to re j ect any or all bids if not deemed eatiata-tory.
Prposale will be a [dressed to Cant C'Reichea
Ant. Quartermaster, Harrisburg. Pd., and will b een dowed "Proposals for Ire. age." By ordt-r of
COL J G. JoHN3ON,
Chief Qr. Mr., Dept of the Bg-qualm:am
. E. C. REICHENBACIII.
Caps at,d A. Q M.
WHO PAYS FOR STAMPS ON RECEIPTS !
PumummoPA aim Ramiro Rarmtean CowaranT,
OFFICE 227 :otnrn ooaa'a ST.ittrr,
Aeg stl9th 186 t
JOSEPH J. LEWIS, Es tr. annattutmer /eternal
Rama:6c frashiepten. 21 ,
Bra :—Please emote wh en patty mut ply for the U. &
stamp, The one who , eceives the money befog the
maker of the receipt, or the par y paying the money,
3 BRADFORD, 7.omenrer.
TAIASVILY Disrsonnors firms or Iremtettl. itsysmtm,
Waqnstorcor, Aogett ISM. 1664.
gin :—Yews of the 9th hut. is weelved. ?be question
ma to who sump lay tbe duty ruined on sec** on aay
same of money esatediug $2O ie dependent on' the dr.
00nielantleit attending the ease.
icy at taw ise person is bowel is /fee a reodPififf
ttwowypaist the mosivt le an itornment or s v.eesos
twelus only to the tvrion to whom it is given. If he needs
• rec. Jet it is swassaryfor king *furnish Me *nap er
le skimp the mild rf r. qualm, b. tom it is lore st lbst
person who receives the woes, It not Wird to give a
receipt unless the ether party , umiebes the proper
If a person Orel a receipt without reap& log tbat the
party to whom it is given shall furnish the Stamp, the
looker co' the receipt most bloserlf /rump the paper be
felt he del Irma 11. if be ft& to &Paw it b• rot be ilo•
Deere It, be* hales to the penalty provided by law fur
sae at bit tlis attar poly War ibea, It Warn'
SION gee fte beteg imeiveds
-•- • Vet 7 nipiptrael
. AAR'S LEWIS, fleinedndelpen
Illi t arann, Esq., Plibutelpbta. fausll4lShe-mill
IRMO! TEAMS I—A fresh mug of
lissies am aad ' igo! Isms Mai at
BOY= MIAS .
Q P. HAEEEKLEN.