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ecke ;-!: atrial tt. TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1863. 0 BARRETT & CO., PROPRIZTORB ClOintennleatione will not be published In the Pinum LID Vinci unless accompanied With the nee of -the author. W. W. KINGSBURY, ZBQ., of Towanda, is a duly an tlsprined agent to colleet eel:tomtit and receive sabot:alp !law and advortisamonto for tido paper. - Novo:mai 48.1884. TO TUB PUBLIC. Tun PATRIOT AHD %now and all its business operations will .hereafter be conducted exclu sively by O.•Banturrr and T. G. FOXIIItOY, un der the firm of 0. Bimini"' & Co., the connec tion of IL F. M'Reynolds with said establish ment having ceased on the 20th November, inst. Novnume, 21, 1862. Democratic County Convention. By . direction of the County Committee, the Democratic County Convention of Dauphin cannty will, meet at Harrisburg on Tuesday, the 21st day of April, at 10 o'clock, a. m. Meetings for the selection of delegates to said Convention will be held in the several town ships on Saturday, the 18th April, between the hours of 6*ll 7, p. m., and in the several towns and wards between the hours of 7 and 9, p. m., on said day, at the usual places of holding delegate meetings. GEO. F. WEAVER, Secretary pro tem. Harrisburg, March 28, 1868.. South Mountain and Antietam—Official • Report of Gen. lilleieHan., We publish to:day the preliminary report of Gen. George B. M'Clellan, describing the mili tary operations of the Army of the Potomac from the evacuation of Harrison's Landing to his removal from command after the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. The general , facts set forth in this report are already known to the public; the explicit description of the military movements of the army from ths . time of M'Clellan's resumption of the command, through the memorable battles which it de scribes, will be found clear, interesting and sufficiently unembarrassed with detail to be intelligibly traced on the chart. Apart from its merit as a lucid and connected history of military events, the modest and remarkable manner in which the description of all the operatiOns to which it refers is given, is espe cially noteworthy. No where does the injured General find occasion to vent his reproaches on the conspirators against him—not a sign or word escapes him of gratuitous denial or as sertion. Calm and tonaliteut, he confines himself to the strictest and simplest relation of events in the order of their occurrence. All this preserves to the laSt the contrast between his conduct throughout and the conduct of his enemies. Having kept back the publication of this report, they have permitted it to go forth and be followed by the detractions of the Committee on the Conduct of the War, which perfects .the cowardly scheme the radicals have laid to heart, to snatch from M'Clellan all the glory he has so richly won. To that report, in connection with the present, we shall have occasion to refer hereafter ; we content our selves at this time with a alight summary of one or two leading points of the narrative con- . tained_in the latter. On the 19th of August, '62, the Army of the Potomac had evacuated Harrison's Landing, on the James river; on the 24th of the same month it had arrived and debarked at Alexandria, on the Potomac. Immediately upon landing it was ordered to the Shenandoah to take part in the campaign of Pope; so that by the 30th M'Clellan fotnid himself in command of scarcely one hundred men, his whole force and munitions, even to his transport teams used at his headquarters, having been forwarded with cheerful alacrity to Pope's support. After the unfortunate issue of this campaign, M'Clellan was, on the 2d of September, placed in com mend of the defenses of Washington, and of all troops to be used for that purpose. On the disappearance of the enemy from the front of Washington, an active advance became neces sary to cover Baltimore, prevent the invasion of Pennsylvania, and drive the rebels out of Maryland. Immediately abandoning the for tifications round the Capital, M'Clellanpashed forward his various corps by different routes, covering the route from Frederick to Wash ington, and advancing on the line of the Mo nocaoy creek. On the 12th of September the cavalry advance of the right wing came up with a portion of the enemy at Frederick, dis persed them and captured 250,prisoners ; soon after the remainder of the right wing 'passed through the town. -At this time it was ascer tained by a courier from Harper's Ferry that the commander of the post had abandoned Maryland Heights and fallen back, after re pelling an attack of the enemy, promising to hold out for two days until relieve& The surrender of this post, which followed soon after, it appears, was due to the neglect of M'Clellan's previous advice to the authorities at Washington to cause the force there to fall hack upon *Maryland Heights via Hagerstown, and, taking up the bridges on its way, entrench and hold its position. When subsequently (on the 12th of September) the order arrived to Gen. It'Clellan to assume the command of it himself, all connection between the main army and the garrison had been cut off, and it was too late to prevent the disaster of the shame ful and premature surrender which took place while every effort was being made for its relief. On the 14th the advance came up with the main body of the rebel army at South Mountain pass ; the battle which followed was hotly • contested during the day, and resulted in dis lodging the enemy. During the night the enemy decamped and took np his position on the heights near Antietam creek. The victory . which , followed to our arms on the 16th, and the details of the previous engagement at South • Mountain, are to be found succinctly given in the report ; they already belong to history ; and they already stand,upon its pages, a bright and livingdestimony for all time of the vigor and military'genins of the great commander, whom no aspersion's can rob of his just fame, the lustre of whose name no partisan malignity can diminish. , • We Shall publish with' more careful com ments to-morrow the report of the Committee on the Conduct of the War; our readers are • meantime commended to the perusal of the repor t of WOleilan i *Lich has been unavoid ably delayed until to-day. The Copperhead Party. The term " Copperhead" is how universally used by the Abolition press to designate the Democratic party—nay, it is even used by the administration, .in its official papers, for 'the same nurpose. 'The term is intended to con vey the idea df dislOyalty, sympathy With re bellion, treason itself, and is used as a term of reproach, a stigma upon the whole party. In Indiana, especially, we have been told that "Copperheadism," or Democracy, has exhibi ted its treadbnable designs without disguise, and that in other places, although more re served in its expressions and actions, it is at heart and in intention the same. Let us see how this is. Here, in Pennsylvania, we know the allegation to be false, and we think we can show it to be equally so in reference to Indi ana; and if false in reference to Indiana, why of course false in its application to Democrats everywhere. The Legislature of Indiana, Democratic in both branches, passed the following resolution: Resolved, That notwithstanding our want of confidence in the administration, we yet hereby pledge ourselves to support it in all constitutional measures to suppress the rebel lion at the South and restore to the Government the proper and full exercise of its legitimate authority." Before the adjournment of the Legislature the members issued an address, clear in its statements and very decided in its conclusions. One single sentence of this address will show the ground occupied by these "Copperheads" in regard to what the Abolitionists term "dis honorable peaoe"—a separate nationality— which they falsely charge as being one of the aims of the Democracy, while their own secret endeavors have all been in that direction, and are yet. The Indiana "Copperhead" address says : "A portion Gf the States have assumed to withdraw from political fellowship with the rest, and declare that a separate nationality only will satisfy them. They ask peace on these terms, and desire that we shall consent to a separation. We, as Democrats, have a hundred times answered this request in the negative, and we answer it again in the same language." This, we take it, is plain, to the point, and as conclusive as even the most rampant Abo litionist could desire. We want " Copper headism" to•be judged by the record, and not by the false allegations of an'administration and a party that have trampled upon the Con stitution, warred against the Union and set truth and decency at defiance. The address considers the question before war had actually commenced, and charges that the party in poWer would make no concessions to avert the impending evil, and proceeds: ""Very well; the administration has the control of these questions, and we submit, as good citizens, to its mode of settlement. Then let the war proceed. It has had a million of men and fifteen or eighteen hundred millions of dollars, and yet its progress has been but slow. The reason for this slow progress is, it has issued too many proclamations and enac ted too many laws for confiscation and ven geance. It has not done enough of fighting." The fairness and correctness of this we take to be unquestionable by any one who has not determined to ,shut his eyes against truth and history. Then, again, the address takes up the ques tion, and makes this just, bcld, and patriotic declaration : " To be true to the Union, we must be faith ful to ont own honor. That honor requires that we preserve the governinent of our fathers, and that armed and unarmed treason, wher ever they raised their head, should be over thrown. It requires that the Southern rebel lion be put down, and put down by the arms of the Republic." These are the "Copperheads " who, the Abo lition papers say, would crawl on their bellies and eat dirt to patch up a "dishonorable peace " with the rebels. What a discrepaney there is between their language and the charge against them. They tell us in this address that the rebellion must be put dawn, " and put down by the arms of the Republic;" and not only this, but they tell us how they would do it. They say: "By fighting and putting down armed rebels —calling on the people of Ilie South to aban• don the leaders, return to the protection of the old flag, under all the guarantees of the Con stitutign. If hard fighting against those in arms, and love, and kindness toward those not in army, will not put down the rebellion, we have no remedies to offer and no advice to give. They are the great agencies which civ ilized nations apply to insurrectionary popula tions, and they generally succeed where the rulers have 'been alone governed by wisdom, honesty, and moderation. This would be the Democratic policy in conducting this war be tween a kindred people. That party, if in power to-day, would put down this rebellion, and restore the Union as it was, in six months, and by the honest and lawful• method of sub duing combatants and protecting those not in arms against the government. It would make no war on States and populations. It would overthrow the guilty rebel wherever found in arms. It would confiscate nothing that did not belong to a fighting traitor to the Union. It would issue no proclamations to negroes, and denounce no penalties against the inno cent which it had not the power to enforce. A Democratic administration would see that our victorious legions marched wherever there was an armed foe to conquer, and - liberating, as they went along, not the negro, but the white people of the South from the despotism under which they are said to groan. It would make no war on the helpless, and raise no hand against the innocent. It would make war in earliest against the rebel soldiers, and abandon all aehemes not connected with the overthrow of those who fight against the Union. It would reject every Abolition scheme, and avoid every Abolition schemer, and tell that class of traitors that this war was for the re storation of the white man's Union and gov ernment, and that he might stand aside if that programme did not suit him. A Democratic adminstration having thus elevated the objects of the war in the sight of Heaven and of man kind, would call upon the people who really Wee the Union for its own sake to rally . for its preservation, and in sixty days it would have half a million of new volunteers in the field. There would be no need of conscription acts then. The people would understand what that war meant. That appeal would touch the heart of every. true man in the nation. It would reach every fireside in the land. The citizens would march as a band of brothers under the ensign of our beloved country, in scribed on its ample folds the words of the matchless Webster One Union—one Consti tution—one destiny.' " In this able, eloquent, and manly address no issue is avoided—the whole field is traversed, and every question at issue disposed,nr In regard to the objectionable laws paned by Congress and the duty- of the Democeacy—tlje "Copperheads"—in reference to them, the ad dress says : "Laws have been passed by the Federal Con gress which have met, and will continue to meet, the sober condemnation of the people of Indiana. But they are laws, nevertheless A dead and never-to be resurrected Congress has placed them upon the statute nooks. They are there for evil. No good will come of them. A mijority of those who voted for them have been repudiated by the country, and they return no more to the seats they have dishonored. These laws do live after them. They stand as monu ments of _the depravity of the Thirty-seventh Congreei, and of the administration whioh in voked their aid. What is the duty of the citi zens of Indiana in regard to these enactments ? We say to you, and we say it as the friends of social order, respect these laws, and show to the world that you were worthy of better, wi ser, and more honest Senators and Representa tives in Congress. Show your rulers—alas you have rulers—that the people have a higher and a nobler sense of honor than those who have 'bartered freedom for a great man's feast. and sold their country for a smile.' The men who voted for these measures of oppression have no sympathies with the free populations of the great Northwest. Many of them were the venal and purchased instruments of an administration which has signally failed to recognize the power and majesty of the people in the recent elections. As these men have deceived you, it is their fault and not yours.— But their bad and cruel laws remain. Let these lairs have a fair trial. If they are honestly and impartially enforced, and not made•the instru ments of oppression to any special class of our people, they are entitled to a perfect obedi ence. Offer them no resistance. They can last but two years longer, and from this mo ment prepare for their legal repeal." Wb have given enough of this address to show that Indiana "Copperheadism," instead• of being black treason, is the moat exalted patriotism, as Democracy is every where and always has been, but we cannot forbear to give another paragraph, in which the nation's de liverance is predicted and the.agency pointed out through which the deliverance will come! "The Democratic party is yet a power in the country. Its manly proportions are not dwarfed nor its powers impaired.. Its eye is bright, and it looks with undimmed vision to the cycle of years of glory before our now bleeding country. Its vigorous hand is unpalsied by age, and its strong arm brawny with the sin ews of honest labor and unfaltering courage. It will yet save the nation. It is an organiza tion which exists because it loves the Constitu tion, and it cannot disband while that anstitu- Lion survives. It kept this people at peace with each other for the sixty years it had con trol of the Government, and it will bring them together again. Its doctrines are suited to the genius of free institutions. It teaches the political equality of the great white race ap pointed to control this asylum of the nations. It is a living, moving, and never-dying senti ment that all these States and all these peoples have equal rights, and that none but traitors deny their sovereign power to fashion and in stitute such State governments as to them may seem just. This is Democracy. Look back to its , history. That history is full of glorious recollections. During its power in the govern ment of the country it added more territory to the Union than wail embraced in the original thirteen revolutionary States. It presided at the baptism of the new sisters which have been added to the confederacy, and never repulsed one on account of her demeetio institutions.— The nation, under the guidance of the Demo cratic party, expanded in all the elements of trae greatness. No State received injustice at its hands, no class was oppressed by its legis lation. The rich man found security far his possessions, and the poor man was elevated by its equitable and just laws. It pandered to no passion, because its action was based upon the great and enduring principles of constitutional freedom." If this is 4 iCepperheadiam," we are “Cop perheads"—if it is treason, we are traitors— and the Abolitionists may make the most of General News. The moat important news to-day is a rumor, said to be credited by the highest military au thorities at Washington, that the city of Charles ton has been captured, and is now in possession of General Hunter and Admiral Dupont. If this rumor had reached us at any other time than just on the eve of the Connecticut elec tion, we should have felt disposed to credit it, knowing that a powerful armament has been in process of creation and concentration for some time past, destined to act against the re bel city by sea and land. Coming just at this time, we receive it with scruple as to its relia bility. The following, from the Richmond Dispatch of April 3, is, we presume, the foun dation upon which the rumor rests : "The enemy have landed in force on Sea brook's or& ohn's Island. Three gunboats and several transports are lying off the island. Skirmishing has already taken place between ours and the enemy's pickets. Our pickets are driven in, and the Federals are advancing. General Hagood has ordered all the women and children end non-combatants removed from Adam's run, which is twenty miles from Sea brook Island." Maj. A. J. Sheppard, of Gen. Stuart's staff, was captured a few days since by our cavalry in the vicinity of Dumfries, and is now in cus tody. It is said that he has repeatedly visited our camps in citizen's dress, and gave impor tant information to the enemy. He will there fore be tried as a spy, and, if convicted, eie fluted as a spy. When taken he offered to deliver up seven of our men, with horses, arms and equipments, if released. The . official account of the Point Pleasant affair—at the mouth of the Kanawha, Western Virginia—makes the Union loss two killed, three wounded and, six taken prisoners. The rebel loss in killed, wounded and prisoners is put down at seventy-two. Cairo dispatches say that the attack on Fort Pemberton was re-commenced on the 27th ult. by the gunboats Baron De Kalb and Chilicothe, but the result was not known. A large force of the rebels have been with drawn from the front to the rear of Vicksburg, in anticipation of an attack in that quarter. The heavy guns have been removed front the front of Vicksburg, and Quaker guns substitu ted. Yazoo City and Fort Greenwood have been greatly strengthened. It is nqw believed that all the expeditions, including the one sent down the Yazoo, have returned or are returning to Young's Point, where it is stated nearly two hundred transports are gathered. The Memphis Bulletin says the United States battery opposite Vicksburg has silenced one of the rebel batteries at Vicksburg. Twenty of the Anderson Cavalry - were lately condemned to death for mutiny by court mar tial. Gen. Rosecrans disapproved of the sen tence, and tlie men were ordered to return to duty. Their pardon is conditional on their future good behavior. A Union man, named Hooper, who tried to evade the rebel conscription was murdered by guerrillas on Thursday night, ten miles from Nashville, and hie house and buildings were burned. • Surgeon Charles Johnson, of the First Mid dle Tennessee infantry, son of Goy. Johnson, was thrown from his horse at Nashville cn Saturday and almost instantly killed. The conversion of legal tender notes into five-twenties, at Philadelphia, last week, reached $8,000,000. Subscriptions are pour ing in from every quarter. Oar relations with Great Britain are thought to be at this time of a most delicati nature, growing out of the correttpondence between Earl Russell and Minister Adams in relation to the rebel privateer Alabama, and other re bel vessels fitted and now fitting outin British ports. The extreme rigor of the law will not be meted out to deserters who voluntarily return to their duty within a few days, as many are doing, not fewer, it is computed, than from a thousand to fifteen hundred a day on the ave rage. Those from General Hooker's army, sentenced recently to be shot, have been par doned. Dispatches from Murfreesboro' give an ac count of a brilliant skirmish on the Ist. An expedition under Brig. Gen. Hazen and Col. •Edwards started for Woodbury to capture the rebel force at that point. One hundred of the 4th Ohio cavalry accompanied the expedition. ,The infantry surrounded the rebel camp; but the cavalry dashed in so vigorously that the rebels were dispersed and fled over the hills.— A number were killed and wounded, and 80 were captured, together with 50 horses, a num ber of mules, 4 wagons, and the rebel camp.— We had only one wounded. The rebels were 600 strong, and commanded by Col. smith, and the expedition would have been completely suc cessful if the cavalry had not been too eager. Telegrams from Gen. Hurlbut at Memphis, Gen. Asboth at Columbus. and General Dodge et Corinth, represent that there is a heavy ferce of rebel cavalry on the Tennessee river about Florence. • The rebels are constructing bridges in that section, and building floats for crossing the Tennessee river, indicating a movement of the rebel army from Vicksburg to join Bragg, or the intentions of the latter to move that way. If true, this news is important. The foreign news by telegraph yesterday afternoon is to the following effect : The Polish military Dictator, Langiewiecz, who escaped into the Austrian dominions after his recent defeat by the Russians, has been sent to the fortress of Cracow. The London Post understands that the Austrian Govern ment have resolved to place him on parole in some Austrian town. The Russians continue to be suoceseful in defeating the insurgents. The London Times considers the struggle vir tually ended, but thinks the allied powers should require that Poland shall have the ben efit of all the guaranties of the treaty;of Vien na. The London Daily News says the Greek Minister has been recalled and the Legation at London abolished. The Times city article says the demand for money at the Bank and in the open market was very active to the large Confederate loan which closed at 4i e 4i 5 , ; per cent. premium. About fifteen millions of the loan have been taken at Liverpool, Paris, Frankfort and Am sterdam. The Daily News gives a rumor that the Emperor of Russia has granted an amnesty to the Poles, and will give Poland her autonomy and a liberal constitution. Among the Southern items of news is one reporting the formation of a peace party, headed by Henry S. Foote, Alexander Wesley, editor of the Richmond Whig, and others. Re solutions on the subject would probably pass the lower House of Congress, before the ad journment. It is said that the course of the Richmond Enquirer is disapproved by many leading members of Congress. The Chattanooga Rebel says that a blew will be struck before June which will unfetter long manacled Kentucky. • PENNA LEGISLATURE. SENATE. MONDAY EVENING, April 6, 1863. The Senate was called to order at SI o'clock by the SPEAKER. Mr. LAMBERTON, from the minority of the Committee on Federal Relations, to which was referred petitions, numerously signed, in favor of a constitutional call for a national conven tion, submitted a • report dissenting from the report of the majority, and favorable to the prayer of the petitioners, which was read. Mr. LOWRY moved that the report, together with the resolutions accompanying it, be re ferred to the Committee on Federal Relations, which was agreed to—yeas 19, nays 12. RILLS INTRODUCED. Mr. KINSEY, a supplement to the act of January 80th, to provide for the payment of the State interest, directing the August inter est to be paid in the currency of the govern ment. Mr. °LATE, a supplement to the act for the more effectual protection of loge and lumber in the Susquebanna river. Mr. CONNELL, a bill relative to guardians; also, a supplement to the act to authorize the Wyoming canal company and its creditors to agree to an adjustment of their respective rights ; also, a supplement to the Girard Col lege passenger railroad company ; also, a sup plement to the act establishing a board of port wardens of Philadelphia. DESOLUTIONS. Mr. KII'SEY offered a resolution which MIK adopted requesting the Adjutant General to furnish the Senate with an estimate of the amount of money required to pay officers of volunteers now in the service of the United States from the date of their commisious to the date when they were mustered into the service. Mr. MTANDLESS offered a resolution that a committee of three be appointed to examine into the condition of all institutions to which the State appropriates money, and to report to the Senate at the next session of the Legis lature. Adopted—yeas 18, nays 13. ]!LLB CONSIDERED The bill relating to oorporations for manu facturing purposes in the county of Allegheny came up in order, was amended so as to make it applicable to all the counties in the Common wealth, and passed finally. After considering several bills the Senate a djourned. . . HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. MONDAY, April 6, 1863. The House was called to order at 91 o'clock, a. 112. TOURNIQUETS Itlr. JACKSON moved to reconsider an act to authorize the Governor to purchase tourni (vete for the Pennsylvania soldiers, passed last Saturday. Agreed to. He then moved to strike out so much of said act as made 'the articles returnable as the property of the State, and insert that they shall be distributed among the soldiers, (as their property,) under the di rection and inspection of the Surveyor Gen eral. Agreed to; and the bill as amended passed finally. BOOM AT JERSEY SHORE. Mr. NOYES read in place an act for the erection of a boom on the Susquehanna river at Jersey Shore, Clinton county, and moved to suspend the orders to consider the bill. Agreed to : and after a debate, which lasted for two and a half houra, the bill passed finally BILL /FTRODVUED.. Mr. COCHRAN, an-'act relative to evidence in the city of Philadelphia. THANKS TO THE LADIES ()yr PENNSyLVANIA. . Mr. SHANNON, from thi3 committee on the subject, reported joint resolutions thanking the ladies of Pennsylvania for; their noble and patriotic action for thp relief of our soldiers, in which were especially named the Cooper volunteer refreshment saloon, of Philadelphia, and the subsistence committee, of Pittsburg. Numerous amendments were then offered and adopted, so that all the ladies' aid societies in the Commonwealth were incorporated in the resolutions. Mr. BARGER objected to these indiscrimi nate amendments, by which the resolutions were to be borne down by the weight of all the institutions in the State. The Coopers' volun teer refreshMent salomi of Philadelphia ,was especially mentioned because it was the largest in the State, having spent over $4OOOO during the pant year for the behefit of our sOldiers. Mr. SMITH (Cheater) said it was wrong to especially name two or three socipties, when he Was certain that the country societies had sent to Philadelphia more than three times the amount that'Philadelphia herself had con tributed. Mr. SHANNON said that the labors of the city societies had been of a peouliar and ex traordinary character, such as awaiting the arrival of trains at night-time, requiring them to have their table spread almost continually. His speech was an eloquent tribute to the pa triotism and liberality of the citizens of Phil adelphhia and Pittsburg. The original resolutions, as amended, were then re-considered, and the amendments being stricken out, the resolutions were again amended by including thanks to the ladies and citizens of the different cities, towns and coun ties of the Commonwealth, for the aid and oom fort extended to the soldiers of the United States while passing through their respective places. The resolutions, thus amended, thdn passed finally. BILLS PASSED An act to incorporate the' Big Creek railroad company. An act to incorporate the Warren and Tidi ciute railroad company (connecting with Phil adelphia and Erie.) Pending the discussion of the bill the House Adjourn ed. AFTERNOON SESSION. The House met at 2i, p. BILLS CONSIDERED. On motion of Mr. COCHRAN, an act to au thorize the Auditor General to draw his war rant for money due the West Philadelphia rail road company. Passed finally. [This is for money appropriated to this com pany in 1851. The board of Canal Commis sioners being abolislied . and no other person or persons having been authorized to borrow upon warrant, the Auditor General is so author ized.] ' On motion of Mr. BENEDICT, an act relative the term cf school directors (making it com mence and end with the common school year— except in Philadelphia. To take effect in 1864.) Passed finally. On motion of Mr. BOWMAN, an act relating to proceedings in equity. Passed finally. On motion of Mr. LUDLOW, an act to pre vent vexatious attachments and to regulate the costs thereof. Passed finally. On motion of Mr. NEIMAN, an act to incor porate the East Pennsylvania iron company. Passed finally. On motion of Mr. BARGER, an act relating to sureties. Passed finally. On motion of Mr. CHAMPNEYS, an net to provide for the payment of the militia called into service by the proclamation of the Gov ernor and the order of 11th day of September last. Mr. LABAR moved to amend by adding after the one month's pay, the words, and allow ance for one month's rations." Messrs. REX, SMITH (Chester) and others opposed the amendment. Mr. TWITpHELL . observed that if the amendment were adopted it would take from the treasury of the Commonwealth 'over six hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars. The amendment was agreed to; but subse quently struck out in 'committee of the whole. Passed finally, as follows: AN ACT to provide for the payment of the militia called into service by the proclamation of the Gov ernor, and the order of the eleventh day of September last. WHEREAS, The military of this State, to the number of twenty-five thousand men, promptly and gallantly responded to the proclamation of the Governor and the order of September last, and rendered most important services in defence of the State and in aid of the Army of the Potomac: And whereas, these men are justly entitled to some renumeration for their expenditures and services; therefore, SECTLAI 1. Be it enacted, 6.c., That the offi cers, non-commissioned offeers and privates of the militia, called into the service of this State and the United States by the proclamation of the Governor and the order of the eleventh day of September last, shall each•be entitled to re ceive one month's pay, at the same rate per month as is prescribed by the act of Congress for the payment of the regulars and volunteers in the service of the United States. SnevioN 2. That the Adjutant General of the State shall ascertain and report to the Auditor General, from the rolls of the rupee-. Live companies mustered into service, accord ng to the provisions of the first section of this act, the names of the officers, non-commission ed officers and privates thus mustered into service, and shall draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer in favor of each person enti tled as aforesaid, and for the amounts herein directed to be paid, out of any moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That the warrants issued by the Adjutant General aforesaid Phan first be countersigned and approved by the Auditor General. SECTION 3. That the Governor is hereby authorized to receive from the Treasury of the United States the amount appropriated by an act of the late Congress of the United States for the pay and subsistence of the militia thus mustered into service, and to accept the same in full of such pay and subsistence ; the State of Pennsylvania hereby assuming to pay the same, according to provisions of this act. An act for the further enforcement of sen tences. Passed filially. Mr. LABAR, (in place,) an act to authorize the transfer of certain insane persons in the Schuylkill county prison to the State Lunatic Asylum. Passed finally. Mr. LUDLOW called up an act relative to proceedings supplementary to execution. In definitely postponed. TWENTY-SECOND OF FEBRUARY. Mr. SCHOFELD read in place an act makinc , the 22d day of February and such days as the President may set aside for thanksgiving, pub lic prayer, &c., public holidays. [The payment of all notes, checks, bills of exchange. or other negotiable instruments shall be deemed to be due on the secular day preceding protest on non-payment at time mentioned: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to render void any demand, notice or protest made or given as heretofore, at the option of the holder., nor shall the same be construed as to vary the rights or liabilities of the parties to any such instruments heretofore executed.] ' The rules were suspended, and the bill passed finally. Adjourned. ''OR SALE—That valuable 'Lot on the r corner . of. Liberty and Second athlete*. Algo r s Houle sod Lot on North street. - FOR RENT—Two Rooms in the Exchange Building Enquire at the “Brady House,o ap2-3t* LATEST BY TELEGRAPH THE CONNECTICUT ELECTION. HARTFORD, April 6, 12 o'clock AI In the First district of the city Buckingh am (Republican) is at this time 100 ahead ; in th e Second district Seymour (Dem.) is 160 ahe a d : in the Third district ! Buckingham is 130 ahead, The election is progressing very quietly.- - BOth parties ere working hard and each seetns sanguine of success. NEw HA\EN, April 6, 12 o'clock M.—Returns from the Democratic Committee Rooms show from four to five hundred majority in this city, [SECOND DISPATCH.] NEW LONDON, CONN, April 6.—This gives William A. Buckingham, the Republican candidate for Governor, 348 majority; Col che-ster gives him 62 majority; Waterford 28 majority; Windham 249 majority; Grotton 100 majority ; Stonington 165 majority. There are heavy Union gains in all the tows yet heard from in this section of the Stale. [THIRD DISPATCH.] NEW HAVEN, April G.—This city gives Sey mour (Dem.) for Governor 243 majority. Four teen towns in this county give him 427 ma jority, being a gain of 394 votes for Bucking ham (Republican) over his vote of 1860, when be carried the State over Seymour by 600 majority. BLOCKADE-RIINNERS CAPTURED, &C. Naw YORK, April G. A letter from Port Royal, dated the 31st of March, gives the particulars of the capture of the British blockade-running steamer Aries, a remarkably fast vessel,,by the 11. S. gunboat Stetton, Capt. Devines, on the 28th ult., while going into Bull's Bay, near Charleston. She was run aground, and was taken with all her crew, including the pilot, named Atkins, for merly of the steamer Marion. A part of her cargo was destroyed by the crew. She has already made one trip to Charleston. Capt. Devines says she has made 13 knots an hour since he captured her. She arrived at New York to-day. The United States steamer South Carolina had captured a schooner, bound from Charles ton for Nassau, with 70 bales of cotton. The schooner Expedition, from Nassau for Savannah, with salt, was captured by the gar rison of Fort Pulaski, on March 30th, by the use of the steamer Maitland, with a 6-pounder aboard. Lieut. Col. Elwell, chief quartermaster of the department of the South, had his thigh fractured by a horse falling through a bridge. Col. Fessenden is acting in his place. LATE FROM THE SOUTH-ATTACK ON CHARLESTON COMMENCED. FORTRESS MoNRoE, April 6. The latest Charleston papers received here acknowledge that the attack by the Federal army and navy upon that city had been corn enced,but contain nothing indicating whether the movements of our forces have met with a success or a repulse. It is fair to infer that if the latter was the case, they would have announced it in the most glowing terms known to the rebel vocabulary. It is generally be lieved in official quarters that at least no re verse has beeu sustained by our troops or our fleet, and there is the best reason to believe that the loyal North will soon be electrified by the gratifying announcement of the capture and occupation of the spot where Charleston once was located. FROM FORTRESS MONROE. FORTRESS Mormon, April L. Twelve rebel cavalrymen, with their horses and equipments, arrived here to-day on the Yorktown boat. They had deserted from 'ise's Legion, and came into our lines at Wil liamsburg yesterday. They report that the whole company is coming in as soon as an opportunity presented, and that destitution of food is the cause of their deserting ; that their troops cannot endure the want of food and clothing much longer, and for that reason Richmond is soon to be evacuated. The State of Maine left here at noon to-day for City Point, with 600 rebel prisoners for exchange, in charge of Capt. John E. Mumford. FROM WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, April 6. Official information has been received here that the rebels have a large force at or near Wilmington, North Carolina, and the belief is expressed in the same dispatch that on about the 81st of March Gen. Foster was engaged in fighting them. Up to one o'clock to-day the government had received no intelligence regarding affairs off Charleston, other than what has already been puplished from the Richmond papers of Sa turday. ARREST OF A REBEL OFFISER. NEW YORK, April 6. General George W. Williamson, of the rebel army, was arrested in this city on Saturday. Re has been acting as a rebel consul at Quebec. The prisoner was sent to Fort Lafayette. A female, named Mrs. Atwood, who accompanies him, was also arrested, and over five hundred letters were found in her trunk, including cor respondence relative to the carrying of the mail between the North and South. 20unitsements. LOST—The Soldier's discharge of Marx 1.4 Wolf. The finder will please leave the same with • Dr. SCHULTZ, at the Cotton Factory Hospital. C HILD NURSE WANTED.—A Good. Child Nurse is wanted, but none need apply unless they can give geod reference. Apply to Mrs. MICRON, Chestnut street. ap6.2t DWELLING HOUSE FOR SALE.- The subscriber offers for sale his three-story brick DWELLING HOUSE, on Second street, below Cherry alley, Harrisburg. ALSO—A part of his WHARF, on canal, above Forii ter,a al enne. GEO. W. HARRIS. 'OORTON'S UNRIVALLED GOLD PEN.—FIRST QUALITY WARRANTED. NONE BETTER IN TEE WHOLE WORLD. A GREAT LUXURY! PRESONS in want of a superior and really good DonD nn will Sind with me a large assortment to select from, and have the privilege to exchange the Pene untiltheir hand is perfectly suited. And if by fair means the Dia mond points break off during twelve months, the pur chaser shall have the privilege to select a new one, without any charge. I have very good Gold Peas, made by Mr. Morton, not warranted, in strong silver-plated oases, for $l., $1.26, $1.50, $2.00 For sale at 8011EFFEWS BOOKSTORE, No. 113 Market Street, Harrisburg. 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B OSS' AMERICAN wRITIRG FLUID, equal if not superior to Arnold , s Esegli z rh Fluid, and only 02 cents per quart bo.tle. at SOHNFFER'S BOOKSTOR3.