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The H. G. C.'s—Startling Revelations.
The Dee Moines (Iowa) Tames publishes the
following oath and resolution, with signatures
Attached, of an organization of those pestilent
traitors, the K. G. C.'s, who have recently
been so belabored by the Telegraph and his
Honor, the Law Judge of this Judicial District.
The oath itself, leaving out of view its extreme
party bias, at a time when, the Abolitionists
tell us, there should be no party feeling, and
its pledge to secrecy, is not very objectionable,
being only treasonable in so far as it binds
those who take it to support at the Constitution
as it is and the Union as it was "—but the
resolution clearly brings the society within
Judge Pearson's definition of an unlawful
combination, guilty at least of conspiracy, and
if the use of arms is resorted to, of treason.
It is therefore an organization against - which
all good citizens should set their faces, and if
there are any among us who know of the ex
istence of a similar society in this city, or else
where in the county, it is their duty to give
information of the fact to the proper authori
ties. The question is as to the existence of
such a society at all, here or in other places
in the Northern Statee. The Abolition papers
have asserted that such organizations are nu
merous throughout the West and are in active
operation* in our own State. But, except the
evidence which we are about to give, and the
dying cofessson of a mythical personage,said to
have been a citizen of Cumberland county, pub
lished some days since in the Philadelphia
Inquirer, we have seen nothing to create even
sjustifiable suspicion that there is any truth in
the allegation. Undoubtedly the story con
tained in the Inquirer, and extensively copied
into the sensation press, was a humbug, and
We shall presently see that the other is a gross
to fix suspicion upon the loyalty of the Demo
cratic party, and injure the reputation of indi
viduals who are probably influential members
of that party. The Telegraph has been trying
the same game here for the same dishonorable
and diabolical purpose ; but it is a piece of
scroundrelism which, in the end, will injure
the calumniator more than the calumniated.
The oath and resolution, which we find in
the reams, are as follows :
You do solemnly swear whilst this on the
Holy Bible, that you will support the Consti
tution as it is and the Union as it was, and the
Democratic party and no other, and to divulge
no secret which you may learn from this soci
ety at the peril of your life, so help you God !
Resolutions—We do intend to stand man to
man in everything that may occur among us,
and to resist all drafts ; if one of our men are
drafted we shall help him away, and to do our
fighting at home; and if - one of our men shall
reveal anything he shall hang by the rest of
the brothers, for we now have 160,000 in lowa,
240,000 in Illinois, 130,000 in Indiana, Ohio,
Pennsylvania and New York each has as
many as either of the other States.
F. Childs, Wm. Childs, Wm. B. Childs, E.
Childs, J. 0. Heeny, Jack WOlothlen, John
M'Glothlen, John Watson, J.Rifle, J. Manbeek,
J. Bender, J. Chip J. Oilier, 0. Surber, J.
I certify that this is a true espy as given to
me by Lyman Smith, and held. by me at this
tine. - 8. B. WENDT,
One of the Mr. M'Glothlen's, whose name
appears among the subscribers to this treason
able paper, in a communication in the Time,
pronounces the whole thing a forgery, and de
duce the aforesaid Lyman Smith to be a "liar
mad a thief," which character will apply with
equal force and truth to others engaged in the
same dirty and rascally efforts to bring re
prom*" and disgrace upon their neighbors.
Mr. Ikrelolhlen stip :
This man Lyman Smith, who absconded
from Allen township, moved by the fear of a
criminal prosecution for petty larceny, is thus
described :—He is about five feet eleven inches
high, straight and slim, with red hair and
whiskers and florid complexion, and claims to
'have come from Indiana. He is known in the
neighborhood in which he lived in Allen town
ship, as a common liar and a petty thief."
We give the description so that the man
Smith, 11 he should come this way, may be
known and we have no hesitation in express
ing the belief that the rumors and " confident
assertions" upon which the charge of our
Court was founded, if traced to their source,
would be found to have originated with just
Suck " Hare and thieves" as Mr. Lyman Smith;
and If the proprietor and editors of the Tele
graph had been examined before the Grand
jury on oath, this belief would not be confined
The Abolition Party not for the Union.
What overtone Ought to have known from
the beginning, the moderate, patriotic Repub
licans, who have no personal interest; in the
spoils, and approved the doctrine of negro
equality, are just beginning to discover—to
wit : the administration, under the guidance of
radioel Abolitionists, are not in favor of the
Union as it was, but of a new Union, under a
and stronger form of government, without
slavery. That is, they are only conditionally
for Union. The fOurn2l of Commerce remarks :
The radical party seeks by every poselle
effort, honest or ditionest, to distract and di .
Wide the mind of the North with the haps of
diverting the public desire frog the preserve
lien of the Union, to the mere abqlition of
"Amery, Union or no Union. It was ingenious
to attempt to connect the destruction of " the
institution" with the military success of our
arms; but every one sees that the present ad
vance of the Union forces is neither directly
nor remotely aided by anything growing out of
the slavery question.' Still the insane advo
cates of the Abolition doctrine urge it on the
people, and urge it so persistently that all men
now perceive their object to be the destruction
of the slaveholding portions of the Union as a
part of the United States.
We think the signs of the times indicate,
with great dearness, that we are approaching
the end of ilia power whioh this fanaticism has
exerted to the terrible injury of the national
cause. The people are in a large majority for
the Union. They are determined to have that
Union, in spite of the enmity of the radicals to
it. They will yet have it.
The wiser among the managers of the . Re•
publican organization are fully aware of the fact
that the voting masses of the people are heart
ily sick of the negrophilism which has been the
hobby of the radicals. The army are thor
oughly tired of it. One controlling sentiment
is gaining strength everywhere, that we must
have the old Union on the old principles, and
that it is vain to follow-the lead of men who
seek to establish a new government on hitherto
unknon-rt principles. Hence the line is drawn
with more and more distinctness between truly
patriotic men, who seek the restored power of
the Constitution from Maine to Texas, and the
disunion radicals, who seek to have a Constitu
tion of their own, compelling men to eat, drink
and live after the radical fashion, at the North,
and to out off the South from the Union for
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
A FIERCE BATTLE ON SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY-THE UNION ARMY SO FAR SUC
The special correspondent of the Philadel
phia inquirer, Washington, May 3, says :
Reliable information has reached the city
this afternoon, from the Army of the Potomac,
going to show that a terrible engagement has
been going on yesterday and to-day. The
brilliant manceavre by which the rebels have
been flanked on both sides has been followed
up by daring conflicts, in which our troops
have been extremely successful. During the
whole of Saturday the musketry and artillery
firing was absolutely continuous, especially on
the right, where Howard's corps was engaged.
Between midnight and three o'clock this
morning, (Sunday,) a pontoon bridge was laid
between Falmouth and Fredericksburg, and our
troops. part of the Sixth corps, marched over
and took possession of the town, driving out
the enemy. They then advanced on the for
tifications upon the slopes, in exactly the di
rection of the move of Burnside, and it is
reported that by nom they bad reached the
top of the hills. The enemy had left this part
exposed ; not expecting an attack here, his
troops wore withdrawn to the qxtuter 104 n
the conflict was already raging.
Our troops are behaving splendidly, and are
*worthy of their cause and their leader. Not
a single instance of misbehavior has occurred
amongst any of our regiments.
General Hooker is constantly in the thickest
of the fight, and his escapes from ballets have
really been miraculous.
From the same paper we take the following
As soon as the rebels learned on Wednesday
that our forces had crossed above Fredericks
burg, they commenced moving troops to inter
cept the advance, and continued it all night
and the following day.
Trains were continually running with troops
from Richmond, and the enemy had concen
trated all their available troops around Frede
The latest news from Chancellorville, about
ten miles southnst of .. .y:rsariejaar i e c anr
man's cavalry force had out the railroad lead
ing to Richmond. This is stated on the asser
tion of a gentleman connected with the civil
department of the Government, who arrived
at Washington on Saturday morning.
On Thursday Gen. Hooker issued the follow
ing order, and the army appeared to be in fine
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY OF THE POTO
MAC, April 80th.—General Orders No. 45:
his with heartfelt satisfaction that the Com
manding General announces to the Army that
the operations of the last three days have de
termined that our enemy must either inglo
riously fly or come out from behind his de
fences and give us battle on our own ground,
where certain destruction awaits him.
The operations of the Fifth, Eleventh and
Twelfth corps have been a succession of splen
did achievements. By command of
(Signed) Maj. Gen. Eloonna.
S. Williams, Adjutant.
On Saturday morning, at 71 o'clock, (we
gather this from the N. Y. Times,) the rebels
opened with artillery on our troops below
Fredericksburg. A light battery, followed
Immediately by 10-pound parrot-guns, and at
5.15 by their Whitworth gun, played smartly
upon our troops. Our guns on the left re
turned the fire vigorously—the batteries of
Capt. Rickets, First Pennsylvania; Captain
Edgelle, First New Hampshire, and Thomson's
Independent battery, planted together on a
alight eminence, were among the batteries en
gaged and were very active. At 71 o'clock
firing from our forces on the right, and then
in the rear of the rebels, was distinctly heard,
and shells were seen exploding above the crest,
so that the rebels were compelled to face one
way and fight another. The correspondent of
the Times here remarks that the' fire is tempo
rarily slackening, and that, if we have a so&
ciently heavy force in the rear, victory must Le
ours. [How the fight terminated on Saturday
we do not know.] 1
On Friday, in a very severe cavalry skir
mish, Lieutenant Col. M'Vickar, who charged
F,ts Hugh Lee's whole brigade with two hun
dred of the Sixth New York, was killed, and
several of his men wounded. After giving
some particulars in regard to the disposition
made for the fight, on Friday, the oorrespcn -
dent says :
Right here, let me, if I can, give you an idea
of our exact location. On your mop you will
perceive Chancellorville, situated on a cross
roads. which makes it a matter of vital impor
tance. From this point a plank road runs di
reedy west to Culpepper by way of Gertnebbia,
Ford, or by turnpike via Ely's Ford. Gordons
sville turnpike diverges to the left, four miles
to the rear.
A plank road to Fredericksburg runs nearly
due east, making ,an elbow bend to the soon
here, but regaining its easterly direction wi , hitt
four miles. Nearly east, or about east north
east, rune the old turnpike to Fredericksburg,
which intersects the plank road again about
three miles from here. Near this intersection
the road runs to the left and goes to Banks'
Ford,six miles directlynot these , . llai ed States'
Ford lies north northwest, and tt e road there
to leaves Ely's Ford road and bears to the right
about one mile from this point. This road
winds through the timber and is very indiffer
ent at the beat.
WiGAGEMENT OA THE RANI& FORD ROAD—TUE
ENEMY DRIVEN PEON THRIR POSITIONS.
The forenoon was mainly on , noied by Gen.
Hooker and his staff and his able corps com
manders in consultation and in making diapc
eition of the columns. About twelve o'clock
General Sykes' diviainn was sent forward on
the left by the Banks' Ford road, to make an
attack to compel the enemy to develop his
s t rengt h en the flank. He marched promptly
into position with Weed's now . Watson's regu
The first gun was fired by the enemy about
twelve o'clock. Heavy skirmishing commenced,
our men entering the field with much enthu
siasm. The Eighth Pennsylvania cavalry skir
mished in the very front for some time, and
sustained a galling fire from the enemy's
infantry, but behaved with great intrepidity.
They charged and recharged upon the infantry,
only to be in turn driven back. Gen. Sykes
then threw forward two companies of infantry,
without knapsacks, on the double quick, who
supported the cavalry and checked the further
pursuit of the enemy.
The action now became quite general be
tween the two forces, each seeming - to be about
the same strength. The rebel division thus
engaged was that of Anderson's, part of Long
street's old corps, and consisted of the brigades
of Posey, Mahone and Wilcox. Sykes fought
the latter brigade at Gaines' Mills. The rebels
contested the ground very vigorously, giving
way only when pressed very hard. Our troops
fought fully an hour with great spirit, and
drove the enemy from two successive and strong
positions upon the ridges of land which run
parallel with the Rappahannock.
The distance thus gained was nearly one
mile, and some fifty prisoners; mostly belong
ing to the Virginia regiments, were captured.
They gave themselves up readily, many of
them manifesting pleasure at their position.
A SUCCESSFUL RUSE--THE REBELS IN A TRAP.
About half-past one o'clock, just as Colonel
Chapman, commanding a brigade of regulars,
had expressed a desire to take another ridge,
an order was received by General Sykes, from
General Hooker, to suspend the attack, and
retire nearly to his former position. This ap
peared inexplicable to both officers and men,
and as the latter came back slowly and in good
order, frequent mutterings were heard among
them about being ""on the retreat again."
[Hooker had learned that the enemy had
made preparations in this quarter to attack
our troops, and his object in falling back was
to draw them out of their fortifications so as to
give his forces a more equal chance. In this
he was successful, as appears by the follow
General Sykes' division had got in their old
position again, and pickets thrown out, when
the enemy appeared in force on the ridge at
the foot of which he lay. Our men had stacked
arms and were at rest, the whole division, save
the Duryea Zouaves, lying at nearly right
angles with the road. Quick as thought, Gen.
Sykes brought his men into line, the Zouaves
on the left half-wheeling into line of battle
like a machine.
The rebels paused a moment on the top of
the ridge, as if to nerve themselves for the
onset, gave one of their scattering, demoniac
yells, and then came down on the double-quick,
shooting, capturing, and literally running over
our poor pickets, who scrambled behind all
sorts of obstructions. But in an instant more
a terrible crash resounded from the Zouave
end of the line, and down the column the most
deafening roar of musketry that in all my ex
perience has ever met my ear. It did not last
more than two minutes, but the work was
effected. This attack was very fierce; in be
ing so much nearer than the previous firing
had been it created considerable emotion
around the cross roads.
It at once brought General Hooker into the
saddle for the first time during the day, and
things were speedily in shape. This onslaught
was for the purpose of retaking this very im
portant point. The first thing done was the
massing of artillery near the roads, and in
fifteen minutes twenty-two guns were sending
shells into the woods, and the roar of artillery
hboame ten times more deafening than the roar
of musketry had been. The work was soon
our, an then the rebels ignominiously re
tired. Although this attack was so handsomely
repulsed it proved to be only preliminary to
still greater operations.
DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE TWO PENN
For a while there was a cessation of the de
sultory and spasmodic firing, which had been
going on for two hours. But at half-past six
a desperate charge was made for our batteries
commanding the plank road. The rebels ad
vanced through the woods at a rapid pace, and
got within point blank canister range of our
guns. A column also came up the road wildly.
Geary met them with great promptness ; a
deadly volley was poured into their advance.
At the same time Knapp and Hampton double
shafted their guns with canister, and for fifteen
miuu'es there was another fiery episode.
Ot course the enemy was severely repulsed,
and with heavy loss. Their killed and wounded
fell into the timber in front of our batteries,
and the leaves and brush having been set on
fire by our shells the poor wretches are suffer
ing a double death. After this hour there were
no more vigorous efforts on the part of the
enemy. For an hour or more a sharp shelling
was kept up against our extreme left, occupied
by Gen. Meade. Gen. Couch's forces deployed
early in the afternoon, and rendered effective
assistance In supporting the centre. General
Sickles acted as a reserve.
TILE OBJECT OP THE REBEL MOVES.
The entire operations of the day indicate
that the enemy were engaged mainly in fet 1 ng
our lines, and to ascertain the strength of our
position and forces. But he was repulsed at
every point, particularly in the insane charge
on our batteries, Everything goes to show
that Lee will renew the attack early this morn
ing (It is now 8 o'clock a. m., May 2d.)
Our readers must take the above news for
precisely what it is worth. We have taken it
all from administration journals, and they
either manufacture it, or get it, as they repre
sent, from their correspondents on the spot, or
near enough to be well informed. We give it
without vouching for its correctness. After
looking over , it carefully, and then as carefully
reading the following, from the Washington
Chronicle (Forney's paper—official,) of May 4,
the public may perhaps come to the conclusion
that there is very little known, except by thous
actually in the field, of the actual condition of
affairs over the Rappahannock. Forney says:
Our readers must bear with what equanimity
they can the entire absence of news from the
Army of the Potomac. Our anxiety is no less
than theirs, and our desire to publish news as
great as theirs to read it. It is known that
fighting has been going on—but where, to what,
extent, or with what result, is not known to
any person on this side of the theatre of the
great conflict. A number of persons have ar
rived from Acquih creek, some of whom were,
for a few hours yesterday morning, hovering
about the extreme outskirts of some portions
of the battle field. They bring various rumors
and theories, which are in some cases based
upon what they have seen from afar off, and
in others upon what they have beard from still
further off: but none of them are reliable, and
all are contradictory; nor, were we to publish
them entire, could our readers form tiny sort
of conception of what has be:n the theory of
General Hooker's operations or the general re
sult of his fighting. In fact, those operations
are too extensive to be decided in one or two,
or perhaps three days' fighting, and no ade
quate idea of the general result can be formed
evrn trim the most reliable information from
any one point. The stories that are afloat only
serve to distract the wind, and to inflame evil
farther the excitement that. is already intense.
In justice, therefore, to ourselves and to our
readers, as well as from deference to the ex
pressed desire of the authorities, who are quite
as much in the dark DA the public, and mani
fest no inclination to withhold authentic in
formation we print no news this morning from
the Army of the Potomac. One thing only do
we know with certainty, and that is that eight
hundred priioners were impeded to arrive here
last night after midnight.
NEWS OF TEE DAY.
The news from the Army of the Potomac
appears in another column. So far Hooker
has; been successful, and appearances certainly
wear a very favorable aspect.
From Suffolk, May 8, we have the following :
This morning at nine o'clock General Peck
sent a force of infantry, cavalry and artillery
across the Nansemond river on a reconnois
When two miles out they charged upon and
took the enemy's rifle pits and some prisoners.
Our loss was small, and the enemy's much
greater. The charge was made by the Thir
teenth New Hampshire and the Eighty-ninth
Skirmishing has been kept up all day.
The reported destruction of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad bridges over Cheat river and
at Fairmount by the rebel raiders turns out to
be unfounded. The trains were to commence
running through from Baltimore to Wheeling
on Monday, the damages, which were slight,
having been repaired.
.We have some intelligence by the steamer
' George Cromwell, arrived at New York from
New Orleans, additional to that published yes
An expedition to Pearl river, for the pur
pose of capturing several rebel steamers and
sahooners concealed there, proved entirely
successful. The steamer A. G. Brown, loaded
with cotton, turpentine and rosin,
twelve miles above Gainesville, Mississippi,
which place our troops had previously occu
pied. The schooner George Washington, simi
larly laden, was also secured, and three others,
found in Black bayou, were destroyed. Since
the occupation of the Attakapas country by our
troops, the people are flocking eagerly to take
the oath of allegiance to the United States
government and claim the protection of its flag.
A St. Louis dispatch, May 8, says that Gen
erals Vandever and M'Niell have returned from
the pursuit of Marmaduke, and are now at
Cape Girardeau. There vial no truth in the
reported battle at Bloomfield.
It seems likely that there will soon be a
movement of the Federal forces at Suffolk in
the direction of Richmond. If the rebel troops
under Longatreet now investing Suffolk should
be recalled by Lee to strengthen him against
Hooker, there can be no doubt that Gen. Peck
will follow him, and perhaps force him to fight
a battle. The reconnoissance over the Nanse
mond, on Sunday morning, was no doubt or
dered for the' urpose of ascertaining whether
any of the rebel force had been withdrawn.
General Blunt has ordered the First Kansas
regiment (colored) and a section of Maj. Blair's
battery to Baxter's Spring, in the extreme
southeastern portion of Kansas, on account of
the thteatening state of affairs in Northwest
ern Arkansas. Since the return of General
Sterling Price, the rebel movements in the
latter State and the Indian country threaten
trouble, and call for precautionary measures.
Col. Cooper, who is now in command of about
3,000 men, including deserters from the rebel
Gen. Hindman's army, is leading the move
ment from the Canadian river. Generals
Steele and Cabell, (both formerly Captains in
the 11. 8. army,) are in command of the rebel
-ortyVDUEL uotoneis - rnunps - ana - ttarri- -
son. Col. Williams commands the Kansas ne
B:y telegraph yesterday afternoon :
FORTRESS MONROE, May 4.—The flag of truce
steamer State of Maine left this morning for
City Point, in charge of Capt. Jno. E. Mulford,
3d N. Y. Infantry, having on board Brig. Gen.
Churehill and 600 other rebel officers, and 400
other prisoners, blockade runners, &c., inclu
ding Mrs. Semmes and family (wife of the no
torious rebel pirate), and Zaivora, the French
NEw Yonx, May 4.—The steamer Roanoke,
from Havana on the 20th, arrived thin morning.
Vera Cruz dates of the 17th April state that
the city of Puebla, up to that time, bad not
been taken by the French. Three attacks on
Fort St. Xavier have been made. The French
were each time repulsed, but after the third
attack the Mexicans abandoned it.
NEW BEDFORD, May 3.—The brig Leonidas,
just arrived, reports that she was chased into
San Domingo by the pirate Retribution, which
waited three days off that port for her. On
the fourth day the U. S. gunboat Alabama
came down and captured the Retribution.
When last seen the Alabama had the pirate in
WASHINGTON, May 4.—Three hundred and
thirty-kkihe'rebel prisoners were brought to the
city to-day, including one Colonel, one Lieut.
Colonel, a Major and forty other officers, ma
king a total of 800 since Saturday.
SANDY Hoox, May 4.—The.steamship Etna,
from tdverpool on the 22d has arrived. Her
dates are four days later than those previously
received. The British government had ordered
the gunboat Alexandria to be detained at Liv
erpool, and her owners and builders have been
summoned to attend before a magistrate for a
hearing. The proceedings of Admiral Wilkes
were raising increased irritation in England.
It is also reported that Napoleon has taken
offence at the course of the Federal govern
ment, and intended to recall Count Mercier
from Washington—but the authority is doubt
ST. Louis, May 4.—Advices from Cape
Girardeau state that the. rebels under Marma
duke, after having their rear assailed twice,
and suffering severe loss, finally escaped across
the White Water river, burning all . the bridges
'64-oind them, and disappearing by the various
roads in the direction of Chalk Bluffs, on the
Arkansas line. The result of this raid to the
enemy is, repeated humiliations, disaiters, and
a cowardly flight before greatly inferior num
LATEST FROM THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
NEW Yon a, May, 4.—The Tribune and Her
ald have issued extras, containing the follow
ing news by mail from the Rappahannock, up
to Sunday morning :
The Tribune says that at that time our left
wing was in possession of Fredericksburg, and
of the first line of redoubts on the hill behind
it, and was feeliitg its way to the second line.
The river was crossed and the redoubts were
carried with great ease, and with very slight
loss of lift:
The rebels had marched away in the direr•
Lion of Chancellorville, to attack our right
wing there poster!, leaving at the post only
10,000 men, and subsequently not more than
5,000 to 7,006 men in their works, as was as
certained by a reconnoissance from Lowe's
A great portion of our Falmouth batteries
were engaged on Sunday with the rebel bat
teries firing across the river and city. The
firing, both of musketry and cannonading on
the right in the direction of Chancellorville,
was very heavy.
The enemy had been forced to fight on
ground of Gen. Ileoker's choosing.
It was believed on both wings that Gen.
Stoneman's expedition to cut the railroads
between the rebels and Richmond had proved
successful ; thus cutting off the only path of
So confident was Gen. Hooker at Falmouth
of success, that, in conformity with his orders,
a force had already commenced to rebuild the
bridge over the Rappahannock.
The troops are in the finest spirits, and
everything looks propitious.
The Herald has also an extra giving news up
to 11 o'clock on 'Sunday morning, which says
that on Saturday evening there was a brilliant
fire in the rear of Fredericksburg, which ap
'peared to proceed from the burning of rebel
There was another fire in the rear of Fal
mouth, from the burning of encampments be
low Stoneman's Station. Fredericksburg was
occupied at about two o'clock on Sunday
morning by our troops. The batteries on ei
ther side of the river commenced playing
upon each other about five o'clock, and the
roaring of cannons was loud and prolonged.
The Herald's extra contains the following :
FIRST ARMY CORPS, May 3d, 1863.—1 t is
not contraband information to state that the
first division, under Gen. Wadsworth, the only
part of the first corps that crossed, was with
drawn from the south side of the Rappahan
nock during their artillery firing.
Captain Willman, of Troy, N. Y., chief of
General Phelps' staff, withdrew all the pickets,
and not a man was left behind.
Among the rumors yesterday of operations
on the right, was_ one that we had captured 16
pieoes of artillery from the rebels.
Another, that the Irish brigade had stormed
and taken three rebel batteries.
Another, that General Hooker rode along in
front of our lines, cheered by the brave sol
diers, who like him.
Another, that a shell struck within 30 feet
of him when he was thus riding.
Another, that our cavalry were tearing up
the railroad tracks in the rebel lines, destroy
ing rebel property, and crossing their country,
creating consternation and dismay where they
made their raids.
Another, that our forces on the right drove
the rebels three miles on Friday, then fell back
and planted batteries at intervals, which
mowed down the pressing and deluded rebels
like grass before the scythe.
Another, that we advanced more than one
mile yesterday, compelling the rebels to fall
back, and that we are still driving them, with
terrible slaughter to them and comparatively
small loss on our part.
When Gen. .Hooker took command of the
army the men were out of spirits and out of
potatoes. The latter was supplied to them in
generous quantities, and mow they are in most
jubilant spirits, confident of success, and wil
ling to endure any hardships and any perils to
accomplish that desirable end, and thus crush
The weather is most excellent for military
operations, and the details of one of the most
brilliant military successes the world ever knew
will reach you soon. Wait a little longer;
The roads are everywhere good enough for
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wheels, but Gen. Hooker will not permit lum
bering wagons to obstruct the advance of his
The rebel prisoners, who went down to Aquia
Creek yesterday, were not so penitent as they
should be. One of them, in passing Stone
man's station, gave three cheers for General
11 o'clock, a. m.—At this hour there is heavy
cannonading on the right, and the quiet of
Sabbath in the forest must be Jistcnbed up
WASHINGTON, May 4.—The following dis
patch was received this morning at General
Reintzleman's headquarters, from General
FAIRFAX. STATION, May 3.—A heavy fight
occurred this morning near Warrenton Junc
tion, between a portion of my forces under
Col. Deforrest, and the black horse cavalry,
under Moseby, and other guerrilla forces.
My forces succeeded in routing the rebels
after a heavy fight.
The rebel loss was very heavy in killed_ and
Templeton, the rebel spy, was killed, and
several other officers are wounded, but not
LATER—May 4.—The rebels, who fled in the
direction of Warrenton,
were pursued by Maj.
Hammond, of the Fifth N. Y. cavalry, who has
returned, and reports our charge at Warrenton
Junction-as being so terrific as to have thor
oughly routed and scattered them in all direc
I have sent in twenty-three prisoners of
Moseby's command, all of whom are wounded,
the greater pup of them badly. Dick Moran
is among the number. There are also three
officers of Moseby's.
il'he loss of the enemy was very heavy hi
killed, besides many wounded, who scattered
and prevented capture. Our loss was one
killed and 14 wounded.
Mqj Steele, of the First Virginia, is slightly
I have sent in this morning to the Provost
Marsh4l 28 prisoners and 60 horses, captured
in this reconnoissance.
On the 3d instant, at the Pennsylvania House, ()apt
The friends of the family are invited to attend the
funeral on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. ss
May 2d. Mrs. SUSAN CATRARINN MILLER, daughter of
Wil jam and Hannah Damara, aged 24 years, 2 months
and 2 days.
The funeral will take place from her late residence in
Strawberry alley, between 3diand 4th streets, at 8 o'clock
on Tuesday. The friends and relatives are invited to
attend witbont further notice.
840 REWARD.—StoIen from the Sta
b's of the subscriber, residing In Susquehanna
street, West Harrisburg, on Sunday night, a Black.
Horse, hind feet white, with switch tail, heavy built,
bad on a hemp baiter and thick blanket. $2O will be
paid for the recovery of the h. Ina and $4O for the arrest
of the thief, and the horse restored to
mys-2t* MICHAEL BOYLE.
WANTED.—SIS A MONTH! I want
to hire Agents in every county at $75 a month,
expenses paid, to sell my new cheap Family Sewing
Machines. Address, S. MADISON.
mfi•d3m Alfred Elaine.
WANTED.— CiO A . MONTIP We
want Agents at $BO a month, expenses pat& to
salt our Prprlast,ng Pencils, Oriental Biorwra, and
thirteen other new, useful and curious articles. Fifteen
eirenlara sent free.
mil.d3m BRIM & CL &FR, Biddeford, Maine.
fIAUTION. My" wife, ELIZABETEI
ki DANE, having left my bed and board and carried
away with her sundry articles of value belooglog to
me, the grange le herOy ..ottfied not to trust bar on
my account. And if she does not return again' within
fourteen days I shill have nothing mere to do with her.
m2-413t • "DENNY DANE.
WANTED TO RENT.—A suitable
house for a small family, within two rviariis from
Market • gime—room from $lOO to $l2O. Aod , e , a 0 0.
Boa No. 2 / 4 , litarlitburg. ApraCl-lw*
JN ORDINANCE DEFINING THE MUTES
OF THE SEVERAL SUPERVISORS, AND
FIXING THEIR COMPENSATION.
Sacrum 1. Be it ordained by the Common Coun
cil of the city of Harrisburg, That it shall be the
duty of the supervisors of the First and Second
districts to clean the Market square, and the pa r t e
of Market and Second streets included within the
market limits, twice a week, Immediately aft er
market hours, in the months of April, May, June,
July, August, September and October, and once
week during the remainder of year whenever the
same may be practicable; and it shall be the duty
of the several supervisors of the city to clean the
streets, lanes and alleys, together with the street
crossings, gutters and inlets within their respective
districts, at least once a month, or as often as
necessity may require and whenever the same may
be practical. And it shall be the farther duty of
the supervisors to remove, within forty-eight hoar,
all such cleanings from the streets.
Sze. 2. It shall be the duty of the supervisors
to employ such number of able-bodied men, and
horses and carts, is may be deemed necessary for
cleaning the streets, lanes and alleys. They shall
keep a check roll wherein they shall enter the
names of all persons, and horses and carts, em
ployed, the place where the work is done, so as
to render a just and correct account; they shall
at the end of each month make affidavit before
the mayor, or, in his absence, before any alder
man of the city, that such service was rendered
and that the pay charged opposite the respective
names in the check roll was fixed by authority of
the street committee. They shall return such
check roll, including their own time, to the respec
tive street committees at least one day prior to each
stated meeting of the council. They shall also
superintend and keep a cheek roll of all persons
and horses and carts employed on street repairs or
new work given under their charge, and make a
monthly return to the council; through the Street
committee, under affidavit, as above provided; and
perform all such other duties as are enjoined upon
them by the several cIaiIINCON Or the city.
Sac. 3. They shall, whenever it is necessary, pro
cure a lot on which to deposit such street cleanings
as may be suitable formanure, and dispose of it at
private or public sale, the proceeds of which they
shall pay to the city treasurer.
Sac. 4. They shall receive two dollars as a com
pensation for each and every day so employed;
and all persons returned upon their cheek rolls shall
be paid respectively by orders drawn by the coun
cil upon the city treasury. The forms of the check
rolls aforesaid, for street cleaning, street repairs or
new work, shall be adopted by the council, who
shall furnish th( said supervisors with printed
copies of the same, to be filled up by them as re
quired by this ordinance.
SEC 5. Any neglect or violation of the duties
prescribed in this ordinance shall subject the super
visors aforesaid to fines not exceeding their daily
Sze. 6. That the several street committees in
making contracts for stone to be delivered on any
of the streets, lanes or allays, for turnpike, repairs
or new work, shall require the same to be broken
of a size to pass through a two and a half inch
ring before being placed vu the said streets, lanes
Sac. 7. All ordinances or parts of ordinances,
conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance be
and the same is-hereby repealed.
President of the Common Council.
Passed May 2,1863.
Attest—DA.Vzb MA aura, Meth.
Approved May 4,1863.
A. L. ItOIJMFORT, Mayor.
AN ORDINANCE Making Appropriations fo:
the Ordinary Expenses and Improvements of
the City, for the year ending March 81, 1884.
SECTION 1. Be it ordained by the Common Coun
cil of On city of Harrisburg, That the following
sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be,
and they are hereby, appropriated for the ordinary
expenses and improvements of the several depart
ments of the city for the year ending March 31,
For the Water Works - - $2,700 00
For the Fire Department - - - 1,650 00
For the Market Houses - - 1,400 00
For the Street Department—lat Dist. 2,160 00
ft ft 2d Dist. 2,250 00
3d Dist. 2,000 00
Mieoellaneone—Printing, Stationery, el. 700 00
President of the Common Council.
Passed May 2, 1863.
Attest—DAVlD HARRIS, Clerk.
Approved May 4, 1869.
A. L. ROUMFORT, Mayor
AN ORDINANCE Relative to the Salaries cf
Certain Officers of the City.
SECTION I. Be it ordained by the Common Conn
oil _of the city of Harrisburg, That from and after
the passage of this ordinance the Chief of Police
shall receive thirty.five dollars per mouth, and the
Lamplighter shall receive thirty dollars per month.
Any ordinance or resolution of Connell inconsist
ent herewith be, and the same is hereby, re
W. O. TIICITOX,
President Common Council
Passed May 2, 1863.
Attest—DAVlD HARRIS, Clerk.
Approved May 4,1863.
A. L. ROUMFORT, Mayor
AFSIGNEE'S NOTICE.—The account
of Dr. David C. Kellar, assignee of Phillip Peek
and Farah, his wife, of Beat Hanover township, has
been filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin
county, and will be confirmed on the 321 h day of May,
DM, unless cause be shown to the contrary.
ap9-d2tltw J . O. YOUNG, Prothonotary.
A PRACTICAL DYER FROM GERMANY
Takes this mode to inform the public and his numer
ous friends that he has fitted up a DYEING BOOM,
In Meadow Lane, in the city of Harriebury,
Where he is prepared4o do anything in dyeing, as
Silk, Woolen, Cotton, etc., warranted for good.
DRIED PEACHES -PARED AND
lINPARED—just received by
WM- DOOR, 3's. • & CO.
WALLPAPER, BORDERS, &0., &0.,
gold yet at last A y t ea s r
e P e ß p E ti r ee p ezi v tb s oa cno taz z ad ocßar ,
20,000, lbs. Composed of the following Branila
EVANS h SWlFT'S—Superior.
MICHINER'S EXCELSIOR—Not canvasses,
IRON CITY—Not canvagged.
PLAIN RAMS—Striotly prime.
ORDINARY lIAMS—Very good.
Every Ham sold will be guaranteed as reprel:er -
ted. WM. DOCK. jr., & CO.
fr a OW ARE YOU GREEN
BACKS lIRYANT'S new eomio Song.
Price 30 clouts, just J eeeived and for sele by WARD,
his linsio store, Third street. Call and get a copy
MAXIXDRZL, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, In all shed packager
sew, and each package warranted. Just resolved, sc
~r vale low by WM. DOOR Ja., & CO.
Gl3 . A.KLVG*- Ix.
The subscriber is ready at DO. 94, MARKET ,
41 , four doors below Fourth areet, to Inahe
MEN'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING
In any desired style, and with skill and promptno.
Persons wishing cutting done can have it done at the
shortens notice ap27-EllY
t t j EW ORLEANS SUGAR !—FrP.sr iv
THIE MARKET !—For sale by
4.02 WM. 71 , 001 E. JR... & 00.
Having pp.ned a shop in WALNTT PTSEET. 3 obe
door strove Fourth, informs Ms frisnds that he hasps...
on bond a fine s ssortment of ICRE6S GOODS, whlcl‘
be will sell cheap and niche up .to o•der in a superior
wyle. His long Pinar once as a tailor enab Pe Rim t.o
giarantee e• tiro satisfaction. ap29.dlw
WANTED -A STOUT BOY FOR
THE BLAJIKSMITH SHOP. Alao—A few goe
LAB I RINGF MEN, at the