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feet distinctness. Taken in the mass, un
doubtedly the 'Union party is hostile to the
institution of slavery; and has become,deeply
settled in the conviction, that it was the chief
cause of the secession and the rebellion, and
that permanent peace and national security
will be endangered, as long as slavery shall ex
ist as the controlling political element, in
powerful States of the Union. Undoubtedly
it has been the openly avowed determination
of the Union party, that no consideration
connected with slavery, should obstruct the
war for the maintenance of the Union and
the Constitution; and that its utter destruc
tion should be swift and certain, if that should
be necessary, to the conquest of the insur
gents. On the other hand, there is no doubt
that the great mass of the Democratic party
was in close union with slavery as a political
power, in every national success it obtained,
from the close of General' Jackson's second
Presidential term, up to the rupture at
Charleston, in 1860. The course of Mr. Doug
las in the Presidential canvass of that year,
established in the bosom of that party a pow
erful reaction against the Southern and pro
slavery supremacy in it; and the secession of
eleven slave States, and the civil war which
followed the election of Mr. Lincoln, para
lyzed, if it did not dissolve, the Democratic
party in the North. By degrees, the party
sought to re-establish itself; and its first signs
of returning life were exhibited in its sympa
thy with the South—with its fatal political
heresies, with its rebellion and its slavery.—
True to its deplorable instincts, it seized upon
the wide reaction of 1862 against the Emanci
pation Proclamation of the President; issued
in the fallof that year, and sought to turn it
from any national, to the narrowest Demo
cratic purposes. The reaction was far enough
from meaning that, and the counter action in
1863 broke down the Democratic party once
more. In 1864 we meet once more these dis
ciples of Mr. Calhoun—these men so long in
league with the political power of slavery—
these fierce opponents of every national effort
to preserve the national existence -this time
eiernbining with every other turbulent,
I:iiitoyal, or hostile faction-- to reel in power.
- - have seen, in part, what they did. True
still to their old sympathies, they must, one
would suppose, tell men plainly what they
think, what they desire, what they intend to
do, concerning this great and dangerous ques
tion of slavery.
15. Alas! that old doctrine of the Phari
sees! At Chicago "they feared the people!"
Ignominious peace and perpetual Slavery
were too much for one platform. Something
may be reserved for private agreement. But
the National Democratic party, so long the
city of refuge for American slavery, abandons
it to its fate, closes its ears to the clamors of
its friends, and in lofty silence passes by a
subject upon which every political party has
been successively wrecked, on which the im
mediate destiny of the nation essentially de
pends, and with regard to which foreign
Governments direct their action, and distant
nations push their inquiries. There is an im
mense significance in this; and we accept,
with great satisfaction, the proof of the
strength of our principles, furnished by this
real and 'ominous panic. Widely different
was the course of the Baltimore Convention.
Their utterance was so distinct, as to render
any collateral statement by us quite needless.
We have already analyzed their first resolu
tion relating to the maintenance of the
Union and the Constitution; and their second
resolution relating to the war and the condi
tions of peace. The third resolution relates
to slavery. In it, they declare slavery to be
the cause, and the strength of the rebellion
—and declare that justice and the national
safety, demand its extinction. They then de
clare their approval of the acts and proclama
tions of the Government, as aimed in its own
defence—and as designed to be fatal to slavery.
And, finally, they recommend such au
amendment of the Federal Constitution, as
shall terminate and forever prohibit slavery.
Now, the question is does this platform make
the destruction of slavery a condition prece
dent to peace—or bind the Union party
to any such course. Its terms of peace
are distinctly and previously stated, in
the resolution, to be, on the part of the rebels,
"unconditional surrender of their hostility,
and a return to their allegiance to the Consti
tution and laws of the United States." On the
part of the Government, it demands the main
tenance of this position; and, if the terms
above stated are not complied with by the
rebels, "to prosecute the war with the utmost
vigor to the complete suppression of the re
bellion." Beside all this, which is perfectly
clear of itself, the remedy by which they pro
pose to "terminate and forever prohibit the
existence of slavery, within the limits, or the
jurisdiction it the United, States," is a remedy
wholly incompatible with the idea of a condi
tion precedent to peace, and utterly beyond
any power in the Government, or in any de
partment of it, to enforce. It is by "an amend
ment to the Constitution, to be made by the
people, in conformity with its provisions." It
is undeniably true, that the Baltimore Plat
form, the Union party, and the American
people, desire to put an end to slavery in the
United States. It is undeniable, that the
mode proposed is both legal and effectual;
and that abundant cause exists to apply that
remedy, whether the war continues or peace is
made—and that it is increased both in strength
and the certainty of its ultimate application,
every day the rebellion in the South and the
conspiracies :in the North, more and more
unite and elighten all loyal men. But it is a
willful untruth, or asross and needless mis
take, to allege that we are only conditional Un
ion at last, like Copperheads and Peace Demo
crats, the only difference being, that they are
for tha.Union if slavery is preserved--we if
slavery is abolished. The true difference is,
that they want peace, that their country may
be deprived of the just fruits of so much sac
rifice; we want peace, as soon as our country
can enjoy that fruit. They want peace that
treason may not be crushed, and rebellion
utterly extinguished; we want peace, as soon
as treason and rebellion are destroyed. They
want peace as the means of new conspiracies,
and as a refuge from the consequences of their
past offences; we want peace for the blessings
it should confer, and as soon as those bles
sings can be enjoyed in security. They have
robbed us of this unspeakable blessing--let
us so recover it, that they will rob us of it no
16. We do not deem it very essential to dis
cuss this question of the relation of slavery to
peace, with reference to the relative claims of
the two Presidential candidates, to the sup
port of pro-slavery men. Without immedi
ate peace, slavery must become extinct--if,
indeed, it must not do so in any event; and
we suppose that the vote of every slave State
that will vote, except Kentucky, is as certain
to be for Mr. Lincoln as if it was already cast.
Moreover General McClellan is as much com
mitted against favoring slavery at the expense
of the safety of the Union, or even at the risk
of protracting the war, as Mr. Lincoln is.—
There is, indeed, a discreditable sentence in
his letter accepting his nomination, in which
he appears to intimate some denial of his no
torious advice to Mr. Lincoln, to attack the
institution of slavery, as well as his notorious
"arbitrary arrests." He says the preservation
of the Union ought to have been the sole ob
ject of the war; and then adds, that if the
war had not been thus conducted, 'the work
of conciliation would have been easy." No
one knows better than General McClellan,
that the work of conciliation was, from the
beginning, utterly impossible. No nail/ knows
better than he, that it is impossible now, ex
cept by wholly destroying the military po wer
of the insurgents. No one cap pgssibly know,
as well as he know's:, that if the conciliation
he speaks of was ever possible, he is fully as
responsible as Mr. Lincoln for defeating it.—
As to Mr. Lincoln's past course, nothing can
be more clear and decided than his repeated
avowals that his sole object, in every instance
and method in which he has acted against
slavery, or refused to act against it, was so to
act, or refuse to act, as seemed to him most
conducive to the preservation of the Union—
and always in accordance with what he be
lieved to be his constiutional powers and du
ties. It has not been our fortune to agree
with Mr. Lincoln in some of his views on
this most difficult question. But, cordially
approving his grand object, we did not under
stand either the patriotism or the common
sense, of traducing him as a man, or resisting
him as a magistrate, or conspiring against
him as the military head of this great war,
when the only possible effects of such con
duct would be to strengthen the rebellion. It
is alleged that the short publication made by
Mr. Lincoln, dated July 18, and addressed
"To whom it may concern," is totally incon
sistent with what we have shown to be condi
tions of peace laid down in the Baltimore
Platform; and proves that "the abandonment
of slavery," is with him a condition sine qua
non, to the admission of any rebel State once
more to the exercise of all the consti
tutional sights possessed by any other
State. Bat it is manifest that the pub
lication has no subh meaning. It would
be contrary to his hearty approval of our
platform on the 27th of June. The logic
and intent of every previous act and declara
tion of the President, on the subject of sla
very and the Union, are directly hostile to
the deduction his enemies make from this
short publication. He does not speak in it,
at all, of the restoration of any State, nor of
its rights, nor of any arrangement with any
State. He speaks of "any proposition which
comes by and with au authority that can con
trol the armies now at war with the United
States." This, it is certain, no• State could
do. Perhaps, General Lee, in certain eventu
alities, might do it; perhaps Jefferson Davis
might do it now. The phrase objected to is
one of four, (peace, union, slavery, pow
er over rebel armies,) embracing con
ditions--not sine qua, but such as
"will be received and considered. "
Nothing can be more absurd, under all the
circumstances, than to speak of this publica
tion as binding Mr. Lincoln to keep a revolt
ed State out of the Union till it would do
any thing whatever except obey the Constitu
tion and laws of the United States, and faith
fully discharge all its duties under both. The
Government of the United States has no more
power to repudiate a State, than a State has
to secede from the nation. Nevertheless, we
must not encourage this over-sensitiveness
about slavery, as if we had not, even yet,
outgrown the dread of it. The nation is
bound to respect every constitutional right of
every State, and to protect every vested right
of every citizen. But the nation also has
rights, which every State and every citizen
must be made to respect. And among these,
the first and the greatest of all is the right to
exist ; in presence of which the right to hold
our fellow creatures as slaves would be ludic
rous, if it were not insulting.
[CONCLUDED TO-DIORSOW .]
MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31, 1864.
NATIONAL ITNION TICKET.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
Let Them Count Us Out, if They Dare.
The Democrats .elect their candidates, and
the Abolition ballot-box stuffers and army
agents "count them out." We will settle this
matter after the Presidential election. Let
them "count us out," if they dare. As sure
as heaven bends above us, if Lincoln is re
elected by fraud, there will be a day of reck
oning. Never mind! The Democratic Na
tional Convention has not adjourned sine die.
The above morceau is from one of the - most
illiberal copperhead organs in the State, edit
ed by au arrant knave and coward; but it may,.
nevertheless, be taken as a fair specimen of
the feeling being inculcated by the leaders of
the Democratic party. While these men are
engaged in charging fraud on the upholders
of the Union, the fact that they, themselves, are
employed in fraud to cheat the soldiers, is being
developed by the confession of their own dupes.
Their cry of being "counted out," is an old
dodge of the pursued thief, and their threat
of resisting "the election of Lincoln by fraud,"
is a transparent piece of knavery, peculiar to
the Democratic leaders, but it won't win. ThEi
cheat is worn out; the threat is that of the
coward and bully, which brave men despise.
So far as fraud is concerned, it is all on the
side of the sympathizers with treason, the
friends of George B. M'Clellan. As we have
already asserted, and as the country knows,
the dupes of flie M'Clellan leaders have lifted
the veil from the scheme of fraud by which
Mr. Lincoln was to have been cheated, and
the confession of these miscreants fixes the
guilt of the only organized movement at an
attempt at fraud, on the leaders of the Demo
cratic party, the Woods and Sep:ours of New
The Union men of the great free north in
tend to re-elect Abraham Lincoln, and will re
inaugurate him on the 4th of March. 1865
despite the threats of all the cowards, all the
ballot-box staffers, all the copperheads, and all
the traitor sympathizers in the land. We believe
that God has decreed the re-election of 31r•. Lin
coln, and it may be that Be will permit that great
event to work as a temptation to the secret traitors
and induce them to essay a resistance of the 'aka
of the majority, that justice may have free course,
run and be glorified in visiting afunpunishment
on the heads of all the traitors who are now con
spiring against the Government. And what is
even better still, we • believe that a National
Democratic Convention will never again assemble
on this continent, because what is knoWn as the
Democratic party will pass out of existence with
the end of the s/oveholders' rebellion, an event to
occur immediately after theve.siection of Abraham
We defy all the Democratic leaders in the
country. We scorn their threats—we spit
upon their boasts—we are unmoved by their
curses, and we scout :all their - plans to ruin
the nation, by organizing rebellion in the free ! All latiaiziesshadl)oe n
suspended at Pa
north, because we believe that the great tuns- 1 ducah, and the goods have been removed toa
-1 of safet
ses of the northern States are as willing to ge place
ve Ery preparation is bin Inado to receive
to war with a copperhead sympathizer with l an attack.
treason as with an open, unadulteratedno- a vzorciay I T fI`NNESSEE-112E REBEL
rant armed traitor of the south. This is our j vmriastAN's conpre.no ROUTE
L-5013 PRISONERS TAHEN---I D 3 B LE G CES . G or EM
faith. Those who doubt it, can crack their
whips in true slave-driver's style, and prepare
to pitch in after the 4th of March, 1 . 865 be
cause Abraham Lincoln will then have entered
on pis second term as President of thi- Uni
ted States. .
Is it a Fair Inference':
From the hour that George B. McClellan
was transferred from Western Virginia, cover
ed with the fresh laurels which another's hand
had plucked from the hottest field of war, to
the moment that he began to show a weakness
and an incapacity to wield the grand legions
of the Army of the Potomac, there were hon
est men in the country—men of experience
among their fellows—men feeling all the woes
of their country, and ready to make any Sac
rifice for its relief, who doubted the patriotic
devotion and loyal ardor of the youthful Com
mander-in-Chief. The career of McClellan,
while in command of the Army of Potomac,
was either marked by au obstinacy which
aroused doubts as to his patriotism, or it was
clouded with failures which suggested
the most serious questions as to his ca
pacity. He lingered before . Washington,
until public sentiment and the indignant im
patience of a people fierce for the punishment
of traitors, pushed him into the field. Re
hovered around Richmond until his army be
came disheartened by his delay to advance,
and at the moment when the rebel Capital was
within his grasp, he ordered a retreat which
was alike humiliating to the army and dis
graceful to the nation.' Officers and men
'both denounced the order for that retreat
as either the creation of cowardice or. the
prompting of treason. Still, 'a. large. por
tion of the American people believed that
McClellan was controlled by prudential rea
sons in all these movements. It was supposed
that he had the highest interests Of the service
at stake, in thus harvestinglis resources by
refusing battle ; but it has since been devel
oped that McClellan lost more men, really, by
his retreats, by his delays and by his hesitation
than have been sacrificed in any'of the battles
yet fought in the war. His shameful desertion
of hiswounded after the six days' fighting—his
retreat from before Richmond—and his other
acts not necessary here to enumerate, but which.
will remain forever to, blur the page of our
martial history, show an aggregate of loss in
human 'life, without compensating results to
the nation, which, in connection ' with
McClellan's present position, suggests a choice
between two conclusions, one of which the
country is bound to accept., if it regards its
safety.worthy an effort at preservation: He is
either a madman or lie is a traitor. For
ourselves, judging M'Clellan by his acts while
in command of the Army of the Potomac, and
comparing these with his present attitude as
the candidate of a party avowedly in sympa
thy with traitors, we are free to confess that
he is as near an ally of Jeff, Davis, as any
man can be who is not directly and openly in
the employ of the traitor villain. We leav6
the country, however, to decide the question.
The history of M'Clellan's career as a soldier
—his waste of time—his courtesy to thiS trai
tor chiefs and his persistent confession of .his
admiration for their manly qualities—his.con
slant antagonism of the civil authorities—his
issues with the President—his quarrels with
the cabinet—his jealousy of his brother of:
cers—his association with the political foes of
the Administration—and his acceptance of
nomination which binds him in ' sympathy
with the armed foes of the country, all ()stab ,
lish that he is either a fool or a knave—a mad
man or a traitor!
GALLANT AFFAIR AT BEVERLY.
THE GARRISON ATTACKED BY REBELS,
Desperate and Sanguinary Fight.
Defeat of Rebels, Who. Lose Half their Forces;
Dispatch from Gen. Kelley
WEFVT rNG. Oct. 30.
The following dispatch was received at a
late hour last night:'
CUMBERLAND, Oct. 29.--To Governor A.
BOREMAN :--The garrison at Beverly, composed
of detachments of the Eight. Ohio , Cavalry,
in command of Lieutenant Colonel Yarell,
were attacked this morning at, daylight, by
Major Hill, of Imboden's command, with
three hundred and fifty rebels. After two
hours' hard fighting, the rebels were repulsed
and routed with a loss of one hundred and
fifteen prisoners, fifteen killed and a large
number wounded, among the latter Major
Hill, who is mortally wounded andla prisoner
in our hands.
Our loss was seven killed and twenty-one
wounded, including Lieutenant Peck killed
and Major Howe wounded. The rebels re
treated to-the mountains.
B. P. KELLEY,
Brevet Major General
The War in the Southrrest.
MOVEMENTS OF THE _REBELS IN 'KENTUCKY—
THEIR FORCES TO CONCENTRATE AT PADECAA
ST. Louis, Oct. 29.
Gen. Meredith, at Paducah, Kentucky, has
received dispatches from General Sherman up
to Wednesday. They state Forrest intended
an attack on that place yesterday. Our scouts
reported that large numbers of rebels were
passing Dresden, Trenton, Lexington, :Shady
Grove and M'Lernorsville— all within fifty
miles of Mayfield.
A. large amount of supplies are being ac
cumulated at Miernonwille.
The rebel General Buford had eight regi
ments, three battalions and a battery of Dahl
gren guns at Shady Grove.
Orders have been issued for the concentra
tion of the rebel forces on the Tennessee lines
preparatory for a march onl'adncah; Forrest,
Chalmers and Buford were in command.
KNOXVILLE, OCt . 2 9.---General Gillem had a .
fight yesterday with Vaughan's command at
Norristown, completely routing him, capturing
167 prisoners, one major, six captains, and
eight lieutenants. •
Twelve five-pounders and one mountain
howitzer'were also captured.
The prisoners and captured artillery arrived
here this morning.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29. --The following is a
special dispatch to the New York Tenzes :
"NAsinaLLE, Oct. 29.--Gen. Gillem has
just had .a sanguinary battle with Breckin
ridge's forces in East Tennessee, completely
routing and driving Vaughan's brigade, in
confusion, many miles.
,The fighting was of the liveliest character,
our cavalry using their sabres.
We captured nearly 500 prisoners, including
. Col. Ross, commanding a brigade. The cele
brated M'Clurg battery was captured entire.
The taking of it was one of the most glorious
charges of the war.
"The rebels, in their flight, threw away
their arms . and abandoned muck of their
property. A number of killed and wounded
were left in our possession.
"General Gillem is - still in vigorous pursuit.
E. C. TRUMAN."
REPORTED REPULSE OP THE REBELS AT DE SOTO,
ALA.-REPORTED MOVEMENT OF HOOD'S ARMY
TO SHERMAN'S REAR-EXTENSIVE PREPARATIONS
TO DEFEND PA.DUCALIRECAPTURE OF HORSES
STOLEN BY SUE MUNDAY'S GANG.
LOUISVILLE, Oct. 29.—1 t is reported that a
'fight took place on Thursday last at De Soto,
Ala., and• that the rebels were repulsed by our
forces there, but no particulars have been re
It is rumored in Nashville that Hood is again
throwing his army in the rear of Sherman.
A rumor also prevails that Paducah is
threatened with a large force.
General Meredith is making extensive
preparations for its defence.
Sue Monday's gang entered the stables of
R. A. Alexander, in Wpodford county, on
Thursday afternoon, and stole six of his finest
horses. Alexander took a party of his neigh
bors, and pursuing the thieves, exchanged
several shots, and forced them to abandon
five of his animals, but the gang still have
possession of the celebrated horse Asteroid,
for the return of which Alexander offers a
reward of a $l,OOO, and a reward of $5,000 for
the capture of Sue Munday herself. .
ANOTHER ACCOUNT OF arr Ames VICTORY IN TEN
NESSEE-A BUREKUGARD • .AND HOOD REPULSED
THREE .TTAIES AT DECATUR-FOUR GUNS AND
ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY PRISONERS TAKEN
BY GEN. GRANGER--THE REBELS RETREATING.
CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 30.—A special dispatch
to the Gazette, from Knoxville, says that Gen.
Gillem attacked Vaughan at Morristown to
day; and routed him, capturing five guns and
two hundred prisoners. Hood's army attack
ed Decatur yesterday, last night and to-day,
and were handsomely repulsed each time.
Gen. Granger captured four guns, spiked two
others, and took one hundred and thirty
The rebels are retreating from Decatur, and
are reported as having crossed the ferry at
the mouth of Cypress creek. Rebel prisoners
and contrabands report that Beauregard and
Hood are both with the army. Hood, in a
general order issued to his men, tells them
that Sherman's whole army does not exceed
ST. Lotus, Oct. 29.--The steamer Belle, of
SL Louis, was attacked by guerrillas, while
lying at Randolph, on Thursday night. Pay
masters Beeler and Smith were killed, and
several of the crew of the boat were wounded.
The steamer Belle, for St. Louis from
Memphis, had 34 bales of cotton on board.
One of the clerks of the steamer and 25 deck
hands, who had gone ashore for freight, were
left when the boat pushed out, and were cap
tured by guerrillas. Two of the guelTillas
were killed by Paymasters Beeler, and Smith.
The Memphis Bulletin of the 27th says it is
reported that the rebel leaders of West Tennes
see are exceedingly active. They have estab
lished a railroad and telegraph communication
between Corinth and Jackson, conscripting
every person able to bear arms, including boys
and old men, and sending agents to every part
of Tennessee, out side of our lines, to seize
stock of all kinds, hardware goods, wines and
everything that can be of service to them. The
rebel Governor Harris had been in consulta
tion with Forrest and other rebel chiefs, and
unless the Federal authorities prevent it, a
session of the rebel Legislature will be held at
some point in West Tennessee, that it may go
abroad as evidence that they have permanent
ly secured that part of the State. The Little
Rock Democrat of tb e 17th, says: The rebel
Legislature of Arkansas met on Sept. 22, with
thirteen members in the Senate, and forty in
the House. J. F. Lowry was elected Speaker
of the House.
Governor Flan agans' message, recommend
ing the passage'of a law allowing soldiers to
vote, says the elections must be full and none
should be held where but a small part of the
people can participate in them. He doubts
whether a free election can be had in the por
tion occupied by the U. S. troops.
A. P. Garland has been elected to Congress
over Albert Pike, to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of C. Mitchell. The Little Rgek
Democrat regards the election of Garland; a
former Unionist (and never a very strong
rebel,) over Pike, of decided secession pro
clivities, as evidence of a lingering fondness
for the old Union.
Five hundred bales of cotton have ,passed
Cairo, for Cincinnati, during the week.
PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT
Nevada Declared a State.
WASEELNGTON, Oct. 30, Mt
PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIPENT—
NEVADA ADMITTED TO THE UNION.
By the President of the United States of
Whereas, The Congress of the United States
passed an act, which was approved on the
21st day of March last, entitled "an act to
enable the people of Nevada to form a Con
stitution and State Government," and for the
admission of such State into the Union, on
an equal footing with the original States ;
And whereas, • The said Constitution and
State Government have been formed pursuant
to the conditions prescribed by the fifth sec
tion of the act of Congress aforesaid, and
also a copy of the Constitution and ordinances
have been,submitted to the President of the
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abra
ham Lincoln, President of the United States,
in accordance with the duty imposed upon
me by the act of Congress aforesaid, do
hereby declare and proclaim that the said
State of Nevada is admitted into the Union
on an equal footing with the original 2 States.
' In witness . Wlicifelsl; rhave laereuntO set my
hand and caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this thirty
first. day of October, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-
four, and of the Independence of the United
States the eighty-ninth.
_ _ _
ABP.AIIIIII4INCOI I N
By the President:
Was. H. SEWABD, Seo'y of State.
Army of the Potomac
Rebel Cavalry Following Our Troops Without
THEY ARE REPEATEDLY REPULSED,
Our Loss in the Recent Engage
ments only 1500.
REFUEL 'LOSS HEAVY=
Capture of 828 Rebels and Lour
LLAATRY OF OUR TROOPS
Spiel id Charge by a New Jersey Brigade,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY Or THE POTOMAC, €
Since the army returned to its old quarters
on Friday, nothing of importance has trans
pired. The enemy's cavalry followed our
troops closely as they returned, but were pre
vented from doing any damage of importance.
The only captures they made at this time
were some 8 or 10 ambulances which had
taken a wrong road, but even these they could
not get away. The horses were cut loose and
run off, and our men burned the wagons.
The rebel cavalry made repeated attempts
to charge, but were each time repulsed,with
loss. During the day the entire army reach
ed the positions occupied by it previous to
the move, when the enemy at once withdrew,
and they also returned to their former posi
Our losses will reach about 1,500, as near as
can be ascertained at present.
The second corps, which had the most
fighting, lost ten officers killed, thirtrone
wounded, 77 men killed, 480 wounded, and
about 400 missing. . The fifth corps lost
about 130 altogether, and the ninth corps up
wards of 150, mostly in the colored division.
The casualties in the cavalry division are
not known precisely, bnt are thought to be
Many of those classed as missing will un
doubtedly return to camp, as the number of
stragglers was large.
The loss of the enemy was severe, and some
say greater than our own iu ldlled and
wounded. We have 828 prisoners and four
battle flags, most of which were taken by the
The highest praise is given by all to the
officers and men of , the 2d and 3d divi
sions for their behavior during the day.
Generals Eagan and Mott, who commanded
them, and Gen. Smith and Col. M'Allister,
commanding brigades, are particularly praised
for the able manner in which they handled
The charge made by the New Jersey bri
gade, under Col. liCAllister, on the enemy,
who had got In the rear of our forces, was one
of the fiercest ever witnessed, and resulted in
saving the entire position.
All is quiet with the exception of picket
firing, which is quite lively at night.
CONDITION OF AFFAIRS IN REBELDOM.
Statement of a Refugee Who "Knows Where o
Old and Young Pressed Into the
WesnmoTos, Oct. 31.
A gentleman who for twelve months had
been attempting to get away from the south,
succeeded several days ago in teaching our
lines and is now in Washington.
He occupied a responsible position under
the Confederate government, and had abund
ant opportunities for learning the real condi
tion of affairs in that section.
Re represents the conscription as actively
progressing, and that inouy perbous between
the ages of 15 and 55 are being sent to the
army, ilk •
Telegraphers, express menand railroad em
ployees continue to be exempt from military
The rebel authorities are making every effort
to get every available man into the army.
About 1000 of the new levies have been sent
to reinforce General Lee. Hood's army num
bers about 30,000. There are but few troops
apart from the armies scattered over the South,
and only 40 men as a provost guard at Fred
There appears to be. a sufficiency, of sub
stantial food, but luxuries cannot, at many
places, be purchased.
The gentleman says that thousands of the
soldiers would, if they could, escape from the
military service, and that in some sections,
if an opportunity were offered, the Union
feeling would emphatically manifest itself.
He bought some gold before he left Rich
mond, paying $25 dollars in Confederate
money for $1 in coin.
After Early's defeat in the valley a dollar
in gold could not be purchmed for less than
thirty dollars in paper.
He says no one out of the Confederacy can
have a correct idea of the general facts of
the ravages of war, both as to agridulture and
Michael McCloskey, formerly postmaster of
•the United States House of Representatives,
has recovered and been elected member of
the rebel Congress from the Memphis district.
Decline in Coppehead Capital.
Their Southern Brethren Arlin
ling the Negroes.
Abolitionism Rampant in the South.
300,000 laves to be Set Free
and Armed by the Southern
The Cry of "Nigger . War" Played Out !
Nal , / YORK, Oct. 31.
The rebel papers received here appear to be
unanimous in favor of arming the blacks.
The editor of the Southern Confederate, in 'writ
ing home to his paper from Richmond - , says:
The pressure brought upon the blacks has been
too strong to resist—hence it is with .gratitude
am able to state officially, that arrangements
are now being made to arm for the spring
campaign 300,000 slaves, whose masters are
to be compensated by the Confederate' gob:
ern.ment. The slaves thus ar.-rmed are to have
their freedom and fifty .. (sol ae.,ves of land each,
which insures them permanont home's in
the south. • _
From North Carolina.
The Yellow Fever Abating,
COLONEL HEATON AND SON NOT DEAD
NEW YORE, October 3
We have received North Carolina dat to
the 27th inst.
The late frost had materially checked th 3
yellow fever, which is abating. Medical au
thorities say that it will not be safe for parties
to return who have not been exposed to fever.
until the cold weather sets in permanently.
The reported death of Colonel Heaton ani
his son is incorrect, as they recovered.
The number of deaths from fever will not
exceed 2,000, consisting mostly of citizens
The fever originated from a ship at the foot
of Craven street, in Newbern, which was filled
up, last tune, with manure and barrels of
The following are the official figures of the
soldiers' vote, as received at the Secretary of
State's office. It is proper to add that they
are less than those received by the prothotc
taries of the several counties, a difference
which will be determined hereafter. Suffice
it to say, however, that the majority will be
very materially increased on the Bth of No_
vember next, when the people will vote square,
without local prejudices
Majority 2. 4 1 , 11-0 —12,6.56
Capture of Prize Steamer,
BOSTON, Oct. 31.
The rebel prize steamer Hope arrived' at
this port to-day, having been captured oh
Wilmington, N. C., on the inst., by the
U. S. steamer Eolus.
She was previously Chased for several hosts
on the north, and in order to escape threw
most of her cargo over board. The cargo
consisted of machinery, coffee, dry goods, de.
The Hope is a vessel of WO tons, and 300
horse power. She was built at Liverpool last
year by Messrs. James Tingsen 8,- Co., and had
made one successful trip before being cap
Arrival of Wounded Soldiers.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31.
About 700 soldiers, wounded in tl.•e military
operations of Thursday, have been brought
hither and distributed among the several
The mail boat to-day landed 50 or 6'o rebel
prisoners, including a colonel, Lieutenant
colonel and Major. They were committed to
the Old Capitol.
THE PERSON who took a wheelbarrow
Prom the Philadelphia At Reading Depot, last week,
is requested to return it at once. oc3ldlts
et_ENTLEDIEN would do well to call at the
AA subscriber's place of business and be measured for
perfect fitting SHIRTS. We also keep on hand a Imre
assortment of ready-made shirts, very cheap. Walnut
street, opposite the Exchange K. RITNER
AT PRIVATE SALE. —That valuable pro
party of Mrs. Mary A. G. Seiler, known as Cie
"Musgrave e Griffith Farm," in East Pennsbormat
township, Cumberland county, on the public road be
- tween Bridgeport and Fairview, containing seventy six
acres and twenty-seven perches, lately offered at public
sale, not having been sold, is now offered at private sale,
for a limited time. An accurate draft or the premises
can be seen, and full information obtained, by calling at
the office or or addressing
ROBERT SNODGRASS, Attorney-at-Law.
North 3d street above Market, Harrisburg, Pa
MEETING of the Subscribers to Recruit
ing Fund. Owing to a difference of opinion of the
Recruiting Committee upon Questions concerning the diE
trihation of the balance in the hands of the Treasurer of
the 3rd Ward Fund, a meeting of the Subscribers will be
held this (Monday) evening at 63e:o'clock precisely. Erect
Subscriber is earnestly urged to attend promptly. By
order of Recruiting Committee J. M. WIESTLMG,
ONE OF EVANS & WATSON'S SALAMAN
DER SAFE?—outside measure 35 inches high, 21
inches wide, and 25 inches deep.
Also, one of Howe's PLATFORM SCALES, on wheel:
—new—to weigh fOO pounds. Inquire at THIS OFFICE.
THE citizens of Harrisburg are hereby in
formed that the NEW MARKET HOCSE, in West
Harrisburg, will be open for the sale o 1 Meats, Batter.
Egge and Vegetables, commencing so next 'TUESDAY
morning, let of November. The market days an:
hours will be as follows until further notice, viz:
On TUESDAY andSRIDAY mornings, between 5 and
10 o'clock A. ox., and on SATURDAY afternoon and even.
Ing between 3 and 8 o'clock P. st.
Your patronage is respectfully solicited
HARRISBURG, October 30, 1864.-21*
Neutral Sulphite of Lime,
FOR PRESERVING CIDER.
WEARE selling the very best article of
t . he kind, prepared according-to directions of E
noraford, Professor of Chemistry, Howard Univer
sity. It is perfectly reliable and free from impurities.
Directions accompany each package.
KELLER'S Drug and Fancy Goose Store, No. 91 Mar
ket street, Harrisburg. • ec26
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railway Co
017/CE OF THE CHIEF REGINEER,
PITTSBURG, Pa., October 26, 1.t.64.)
NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS FOR TWO
stretches of an Iron Bridge over the Allegheny
river, at Pittsburg, Pa.
Sealed proposals will be received at this office until 4
o'clock, P.N., of the 15th day; of November nest, for as
Iron Bridge, or for two spans, each about 155 feet in
length, over a part of the Allegheny river at Pittsburg,
The plans and specifications for the same will be ready
for examination at this office on and after the sth day of
November next. JOHN B. jERVLS,
oc27d2w Chief Engineer.
mo THE PRESIDENT, DIRECTORS AND
A. STOCKHOLDERS OF THE "RANK OF WOOLS
Wmturas, The undersigned has been duly appointed,
by the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin county, au
Auditor, under the sth section of the act .of Assembly
approved the =I day of August, A. D. 1864. "to ewer
tain and deterinthe the fair market value " of each share
of stock of the said "Bank of Middletown," as provided
in said section; therefore,
Notice is hereby given to the President, Directors Lull
Stockholders of the said Bank that he will meet at the
Banking House of said Bank, in Middletown, on Tuesday,
the 15th day of November, at 10 o'clock A. L , for the
purpose of performing the duties of his said appoint
ment as provided by the aforesaid act of Assembly.
ocl.2sdeodBvr JOHN H. BRIGGS, Auditor.
QUASTINMASTM Gmntases 01110141
WASHINGTON Orr; October 20, MR.)
WELL be sold at public auction, to the
highest bidder. at Giesboro, D.
On TUESDAY, November Ist, 1864,
150 CAVALRY HORSES.
On FRIDAY, November 4th, 1864,
150 CAVALRY HORSES.
These Horses have been condemned as unlit for the
Cavalry service of the Army.
For road and farming purposes many good bailable
may be had.
Horses sold singly. sale to commence at 10 o'oloo
TERMS: -CASH in United States Currency-
By order of the Quartermaster General. milt;
Colonel in charge First Division, Q. IL Q. 0.
t TOWN LOTS FOR SALE,
(IN BRIGGS STREET Inquire of
STREET H. BREIS,_EK ,
. yr BENJ. L. FOSTER