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. • jaa.ms#4•4lw-hiational
Capitol-7 succeeding, unfortunately, a few
year* ago, in gaining control of the govern
ment, vrhkit is being need so drive out every
vestige of civil and und religious liberty,
which, before this time, was the proud boon er
every American Cii ken. lir. Speaker, the
party Who here opposes these resolutions are
'the apologists of those . adto made this war; wad
'they here imptoutly ehrick for more
blood -and atubbordly refuse every effort to
tering - about a happier state of things, I arraign
them 'before high Remelt and the bar rod' their
-country as the despoilers •of the one sad the
•enemiee of both.
;11 ittriot it# Nina.
THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE al, 1868.
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- Speech of mt. Moyer.
We invite attention to the able speech of T.
Juvransomltevan, Representative from Clear
field, &c., delivered in the Eouse of Represen
tatives, April 2d, on the 44goint Resolutions oa
the State-of the Union." The speech wilt be
found on•oer first page.
It will•be Been by reference to the proceed
ings of the-Chester County `Democratic Conven
tion, published yesterday, that Charles C.
Moore,-Jekn! H. Brinton, Esq., and Dr. /iohn
A. Morrison, have been chosen representative
delegates to the 17th of -June State Conven
Fernando Wood and the Disomanizers.
PRILADILPHILL, June '3, 2863.
liessrs.:Editers Patriet *ad }77nicui:
Gan/maw My attention has been called to
an article in your paper, published en the Bth
-instant, on the subject of the late Peace Con
vention. held in New York city on the third.
I am a l'eece Democrat, and a reader of your
able and influential journal. I have been glad
to note, in traveling from point to point
throughout the State, the wide circulation and
permanent support year paper has attained
and is still attaining. But lam not prepared
to sanction the views of the article in question,
and frankly I dissent from the opinions it ex
presses of the distinguished gentleman and
Democratic leader, whom you seem to think
ambitions and unscrupulous," and "either
a fanatic or impostor" on the peace question.
Fernando Wood has the confidence of many of
the undefiled Democracy of New York State
and the country at large—so far at least as re
gards his political position, which is, I take it,
all in reference to him either you or they care
to call in question.
The voice of the Peace Democracy must be
heard and heeded, in common with the other
portions of the great conservative party of the
North. And while lam by no means for giv
ing into the hands of the few the government
of the many. and would by all means choose
rather to compromise my personal views for
the sake of harmonising the organisation of
the Democratic party, and rendering it as pow
erful as possible, at the same time, I cannot
agreewith that proscriptive spirit whit* would
deny to any the equal and inalienable right to
the free expression of their opinions. I hope
you will not consider the language of this let
ter and the hint it conveys written otherwise
than with the kindliest feeling.
Withj i be assurance of my moat cordial re
spec!, (remain, yours,
We are very glad to acknowledge the cour
tesy and kindly tenor of our correspondent's
letter. The exceptions he takes to the article
in question,-concelaing its personal allusions
to Mr. 'Wood, are not properly a ;Ratter for
further disonssion—the point we desired to
make had reference simply to the issue made
at the late meeting in New York by the advo
cates •4 peace—amougaWhom Mr. Wood waa
exceedingly conspiouous. Among the resoltt
tiOntradOpted at that meeting were the follow
Resolved, That, under the-Constitution, there
is no power in the Federal Government to co
erce the States, or any number of them, by
military force. /f power of coercion exists at
all it is s legal:power and not military. That
the Democratic party, if true to its own time
honored principles, cannot sustain a war
against sovereign States ; that we believe it to
be the duty of the .party to proclaim these sen
timents boldly, that the people may feel that
there is at least -one political organization
-which will deal honestly, independently and
truthfully with them.
Resolved, That the war in its inception and
further continuance, being contrary to the
Constitution, must necessarily fast consume all
the elmnents of union.; and, henoe, that our
duty as citizens, our obligations as men, and
our relations to our common father, alike de
mand that an end should be put to• what is re
pugnant to the law, abhonannto the humanity
and civilization of this enlightened =era, and
-inconsistent with the benignant spirit, of mo
rality and religion.
Resolved, That to the end that our principles
-thus publicly avowed may , be practically car
-Tied out, and that a State authority emanating
-directly from the people may exist, to call any
future conventions of the peace Democracy, if
it shall become expedient or necessary. and
disclaiming any intention to dietract the Dem
ocratic organisation in this State so long as it
shall reflect the sentiments of the themes, the
following mined gentlemen, representing each
Congressional district, are appointed as a State
Committee for that purpose,' with full power
to take such action in behalf of the success of
.cur principles as may seem to them just and
Oa the 28th of May, the regular Democratio
State, Central Committee, at Arbeay, pawed,
ajnoag others, the following resolutions: •
Regaled, That this Committee fully approve
the following resolution, adopted by the last
DernoaratioState Convention :
"That they will continue to render the gov
erment, their sincere and united support in
the use of all legitimate means to suppres s t h e
rebellion sad restore the Union as it was, and
maintain the Constitution as it is—believing
that that sacred instrument, founded in wisdom
by oargatitent, clothes the constituted author
ities with full power to accomplish such pur
OWNWP , --• • NOYENZITO FOR PEACI
Resolved, 1. That we earnestly desire the
restoration of peace to t our beloved country,
now so long desolated' by the scourge of this
unnatural and fratrhildal war.
2. That the fermi of Oa* when made, meet
necessarily determine the -- future character of
onr overament, the oolididoU of our people
end the destiny of our wintry.
8. Thee we have not faith in the vans, the
pnrposee, or the capscity of the dorifennt par
ty, to determine questions of iitaimpertenoe
to the liberties, the rights and the happiness
of the American people.
That we hold that it is as incapable of "sta
king an honorable, beneficent peace, as expe•
rience has shown it to be of waging successful
4. That-901Am inauguration of a atiye
peace 1100, l'W t. ,time by t IM
have no. wbr to ve fl e et th ",li b's,
might tanded.rin t pally a pretexit, in
conspiracy Ili t e Southein Oonfedernoy,
to make a peke by a separation of the States;
And whereas, the Democratic and conservative
masses of our people, who are opposed to any
terms °timing which fail to restore the Union
and sate the Constitution, hesitate to trust
that Mitits - nre to• The hands tif - those who are
hostile to both—we deem this a fit occasion
to protest' against the negotiation of a peace
by the stiministration ' enoept upon the basis
of - a preiervation of the %Union, and of the
1 government established Eby the Constitution.
The sense of these tiro sets of resolutions
presents the issue squarely between the Wood
faction and the regular party organization.
'Upon the platform of the latter, Horatio Sey
mour was elected 'Governor of New York, and
tthedteart of the conservative masses throughout
the whole country bounded with confidence
and exultation. On assuming the Gubernato
rial chair, be issued the memorable message
which was at once adopted by the entire Ile
-mocratic party as a triumphant vindioation of
.enr National and State rights, a broad, coast'-
, tutional and ocureistent exposition of our polite
ioal principies,-a clear and sagacious outline
of our party policy. In that message, hailed
then as the most masterly State paper .of the
day, we find this passage:
We must accept the condition of affairs as
they stand. IA this moment the fortunes of
our country are influenced by the results 'of
battles. Our armies in the field must be sup
ported; all oonstitutional demands of our
general government must be promptly re•
Under no circumstances can the division of
the Union be conceded. We fail put forth every
exertion of power; we will nee every policy of
conciliation.; we will hold out every induce
ment to the people of the South to veturti to
their allegiance, consistent with honor; we will
guarantee them every right, every eonsidera
gon de handed by the Constitution, and by
that fraternal regard, which must prevail in a
commotroettutry ; but we can never voluntarily
consent to the breaking up of the Union of
these States, or the destruction of the Consti
At the New York meeting on the 28th of
May, Wood said :
" The swar should cease, because it should
never have been commenced, inasmuch as there
is no coercive military power in the Federal
Government as against the States, which are
sovereign and in possession of all power not
delegated. If power of coercion exist at all,
it is legal and not Military."
* * * * * -* * *
"Experience should admonish that the over
ruling .power of God is against us. We can
not succeed in what we have undertaken.
Renee every dollar expended is thrown away—
eveu•life lost is little less than murder—every
acre of land laid waste is so much toward na
tional impoverishment—and every day's con
tinuance of the war places an additional bar
rier between us and reunion, and drives an- -
other .nail in the coffin of the Republic."
The latter-day policy of the Wood men is
perfectly apparent from the extracts taken from
their adopted platform and the speech of their
recognized leader; and placed in contrast with
the calm and perfectly consistent doctrines of
Gov. Seymour and his supporters, at once de
fines the unfortunate schism the faationists of
the New York meeting are attempting to in
troduce into the heretofore harmonious and
successful organization of the Democracy of
the Empire State. It is this which we de
nounce—this spirit of reckless political ad
venture, this perilous innovation in times like
these; upon the .established principles of the
party; the unsubmissive and destructive and
disorganizing attempt of a band of factionists,
few in number, but powerful in evil, are ma
king to over-ride the time-honored usages and
repudiate the rule that the majority should
govern in the party.
If our correspondent does not like the tone
of oar remarks on Monday, we refer him to
our reasons, in the extracts we have given, to
show how wide apart are the doctrines of yes
terday and to-day with some of those who are
now clamoring for peace, how distinct - awl
definite the position they now assume is from
that the conservative party have adopted and
ratified over and. over again since the war be.
gas. If we accuse. Fernando Wood with being
a -political fanatic or imposter, we may justify,
ourselves in the belief from seeing the delibe
rate attempt he is making to break up and ren
der powerless the only organization, be it for
peace or war, in whose preservation alone re
mains the salvation of the country. When our
correspondent counsels moderation in our re
marks, and hinte a respect for the opinions of
peace Democrats, let him bear in mind the
delicate nature of our party relations with the
people at this time ; above all, let him remem
ber when we all stood together aix months ago.
If he would have a proof of the sincerity of
F purpose which animates the Wood faction to
divide and break down the Democratie party
in New York at all hazards, let him note care
fully the last resolution passed at the late
meeting and read the following extract from a
recent issue, in Wood's'paper, the Daily News,
which gives explicitly the substance of that
We believe the Rome Sentinel to be a firm
advocate of peace, and desire to set it entirely
right in regard to the action 'of the Committee
appointed at the Convention of the 3d instant.
If Messrs. Cogger, Richmond & Co.'s State
Convention distinctly adopt the platform of
peace, it will hare the entire support of the
Democracy of the State, including all the ele
ments created by the recent demonstration in
this city. In that case the committee appoint
ed on that occasion will take no action what
ever. The Democracy will cheerfully give its
whole influence to the support of the platform
enunciated by the Albany Regency Conven
tion, and wilt take no opposite or separate
But if the Cagger, Richmond & Co. Conven
tion shell deviate! in any particular from the
policy of peace. their platform will be distinctly re
pudiated by the Peace Democracy as represented
in this city on the 8d inst. /n that case, the Com
mittee appointed on that occasion will call a sepa
rate Convention, and will utterly reject and disavow
the action of the Albany Regency. '
Is this a plain statement, Democrats of the
country districts, and you"of the Rome Senti
nel? Is therr, any deceit, or paltering, or
equivocation in this unvarnished representation
of the motive and intention of the late Peace
Convention? It is mere waste of caution to
apprehend a factions design to divide the De
mocracy upon this question. There will be no
division, unless the Albany Regime,' shall dic
tate a war policy to the Rtate Convention.—
There can be no division, because those that re-
Foliate the peace polity are not of the Democracy.
Now, let in not be misunderstood. We are
far ftaildhlg 17 the original ft:solution of Con-
geese; we are irrevocably otiose ~.. ,
visions in the Democra • '' 6 '
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ion of the Union ; we 4 's r l* .valowiz t t),,
majority to govern dm* on of the
Wheiz it ii be malt:empatrwittbst-Anch "Ow
nitjority*tire peace, w w • ,
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ti subutio.6:::But until , * l ' 4 .4eit
uttere ` l '. ''•1014E1
in unr -ondentions and 'sic /gra citlivi, arl 4 t
by our Representatives in Congress assembled,
and the sentiments of the recognized and reg
ular organization. We have no present fear of
snyimportant party divisions in Pennsylvania.
The resolntiOns of the last Legislature die
-11 tinetly re-affirmed the position the conserva
tive party took at the outset of the war, and
'the letters and speeches of our most trusted
sad sagaeion i s statesmen entirely word with
them in senirMent.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
FIGHT WITH STUART'S CAVALRY NEAR BEVERLY
THE REBELS WHIPPED.
WASHINGTON, June 10.—There was a fight
between General Pleasanton and th e rebel Gen.
Stuart yesterday. It wee a brilliant affair.—
Oar men crossed the Rappahannock and made
the attack, driving the rebels from their in
trenchments, with a large number killed and
wounded. We took a large number of priso
From an officer who participated in the fight
yesterday morning, we learn that two brigades
of General Pleasanton's cavalry, under com
mand of General Buford, made 'a reconnois•
sauce to Culpepper, and had one of the most
obstinate cavalry fights that has oocurred du
ring the war. The force was composed ofGen.
Bufordl,brigade and another cavalry brigaie
under Colonel Davis, supported by two batte
ries and two regiments of infantry. At half
past twelve o'clock on Monday night the cav
airy bivouacked near *Beverly Ford, on the
bank of the river. At three next morning the
river was crossed. Beyond the ford was a
belt of woods, with a, range of rifle pits near
the edge of the timber, and a line of pickets
guarded the ford and southern bank. The Bth
New York cavalry crossed first, and drove the
pickets back to the rifle pits. The cavalry
then charged directly through the rifle pits,
cleared the woods, the enemy falling back on
their artillery, and maintaining the position
until twelve • o'clock, when our artillery came
up, and the rebels were driven bank six miles
in the direction of Culpepper, when our forces
recrossed the river in good order. Nearly all
the fighting was done by the cavalry, and it
was of the bloodiest character, mostly hand
to-hand, with sabre and pistol. In the woods
the heavy timber was not very dense, so that
horses could advance through .it„,but the un
dergrowth was thick, and when a, trooper
dropped be was entirely concealed. Oar loss
was considerable, and the slaughter of the re
bels fearful. The number of casualities on
both sides are not yet reported. By this sud
den and brilliant dash of our cavalry into the
enemy's lines their plans hale been frustrated
and the intended raid by Stuart's cavalry pre
NEw Your o fnne 10.—The Times of this city
received the following special:
BEVERLY'S FORD, June 9.—Gen. Pleanan
ton, at daylight this morning, crossed the river
in two columns, his right at Beverly's Ford,
and his left at Kelly's Ford, Sir. miles below.
The fords were captured without loss.
This ford was taken by a spirited dash of
the Bth. Illinois cavalry and Bth New York in
fantry, and we were on the south side of the
stream before the enemy was aware of our
General Gregg took Kelley's Ford after a
The right column, under Gen. Buford, had
proceeded only a mile from the river when it
came upon Gen. Jones's whole rebel brigade,
who had just shaken themselves out of a sleep
in time to receive us. A fight commenced,
which continued from 5 a. m. till 3 p. m., by
which time the entire force of Gen. Stuart,
consisting, according to papers found in their
camps, of 12,000 cavalry and 16 pieces of ar
tillery, had been engaged and driven back
three miles on the right and five miles on the
left, with heavy loss.
Our forces formed a junction near Brandy
Station, at 2 o'clock. The fighting of both the
columns under Buford and Gregg was very
gallant, not a single instance of misbehavior
The grandest charge was made by the Sixth
Pennsylvania cavalry, supported by the Sixth
regulars. when they dashed on a whole brigade
of the enemy, and were taken in flank by an
other brigade. Though thoroughly overpow
ered, they gallantly cut their way out.
We captured 200 prisoners and a stand of
The enemy had a large brigade, under cam.
mild of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and others, with
It pieces of artillery, under Maj. Beckham.
They had been , reviewed previously by Gen.
Lee, and were tinder orders for a grand raid
into Pennsylvania to-morrow (Wednesday)
Important papers were captured in the camp
of Jones' Brigade, showing the strength of the
whole force, and its intentions.
Our forces"returned almost unmolested to
this side of the river during the afternoon.
We'lost several valuable officers. The fol=
lowing is a partial list of the killed : Colonel
B. F. Davis, Bth N. Y.; Lieut. Colonel Cavan,
10th N. Y.; Captain Davis, 6th Pa. ; Captain
root, Bth N. Y ; Capt. Caui6eld, 2d regulars.
Wounded—Col. Wyndham, Ist N. J., not se
riously; &aj. Morris, 6th Pa., wounded and
missing; Lt. Col. Broderick, let N. J.; Major
Stillmyer, same regiment.
The loss of the enemy in killed, wounded
and prismiers far exceeds our own. We . got
two or ,three of'their brigades under fire of our
artillery, with shell of short fuses, and tore
THE CONSCRIPTION ACT.
WASHINGTON, June 10.—The following has
just been promulgated by the War Department
office of the Proveet. Marshal General:
Jess 9, 1863.—Th0 following opinion of
Honfliar. Whiting, solicitor of the War De
partment, has been ordered to be published by
the Secretary of War :•
The national forces liable to perform mili
tary duty include all able-bodied male citizens
of the. United States, and persons of foreign
birth who declared thoir intention to become
citizens according to law, being between 20
and 35 years of age.
Certain persona are excepted, divided into
No persona hat such as are therein excepted
shall be exempt.
It is declared the duty of the enrolling offi
cer to enroll all persons subject to military
All persons thus enrolled are subject for two
years, after July Ist succeeding the enrollment,
to be called into military service.
The national forces not now in service en
rolled under the act shall be divided into two
Those of the second class shall not be called
out until those of the first class shall have
Thus it seems that by the true construction
of this act, while all persons coming within its
provisions are to be enrolled in the national
forces, nevertheless, under the first enrollment
those who were in the military service at the
time the act went into effect, are not to be in
cluded in that class which is subject to the
Thine it is provided in the 7th section that
lu gnlars, volunteers, militiamen or persons
led into service under this or any other act
- ft - - =,. 4 ess, were to be arrested as deserters
..„ ound by provost marshals, and sent
•is • '. - — est military post ; t?sus admitting a
. 1. 1110461tilastion between these different clas
liatof itervoits, viz : those who were'then in
`!tprvitterand,those we'yerodraftedia., ~. ~ .
..,.--- - Thatathellistinction ttetweett ThoseNto `IV'
OM, and those Who we're Wbe Ilg fled
f. lit led, in section 18, *itch, provide,
wonntces to those Whi, beitg then Id servidi,
should volunteer to re-enlist.
Volunteers or regulars who had been in ser
vice, and who were discharged therefrom, or
who had resigned prior to 3d March, 1863, are
liable to be drafted in the same. '
manner as if
they' had never been in service.
No regard is to be paid to their former period
of service, or to the length or brevity of the
period between the date of their discharge and
that of the draft.
Volunteers who were serving the United
States on March 8, 1868, and have since that
time been discharged, are not therefore inclu
ded in the first class, from which the first draft
is intended to be made, and are therefore not
now liable to be called on by a draft, which is
to be made from that class of forces of the
United States under provisions of this act.
(Signed) ' Wx. WHITING,
Solicitor War Department.
J. B. FRY, Provost Marshal General.
WAR ST btria s ß R'
WASH/NOTON, June 6, 1863.
The following opinion of Hon. W. Whiting
has been ordered to be published:
It is made the duty of provost marshals to
obey all lawful orders and regulations of the
Provost Marshal General, and such as shall
be prescribed by law concerning the enroll
ment and calling into service of the national
forces under the act of Maroh-3, 1863, sec. 7.
The 25th section of the same act provides
"that if any person 'shall resist any draft of
men enrolled , under this act into the service of
the United States, or shall counsel or aid any
person to resist any such draft, or shall ob
struct. any officer m*ing such draft, or in the
performance of any service relating thereto,
or shall counsel any person to assault or ob
struct any such officer, or shall counsel
any drafted men not to appear at the
place of rendezvous, or wilfully dissuade
them from the performance of such military
duty as is required by law, such person shall
be subject to arrest by provost marshal, and
shall forthwith be delivered to the civil au
thorities, and upon conviction thereof, be pun
ished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dol
lars, or by imprisonment not exceeding two'
years, or by both of said punishments.
Suppose a person to be found standing in a
passage through which a drafting officer is re
quired to enter, as a place for draft, and sup
pose ~that his - standing in .that place would
prevent access by those officers to the 'place of ,
draft, if they. request him to move away, and
he refuses so to-do, for the purpose of prevent
ing the draft, the non-performance of the act,
of removal would be itself an obstruction of
the draft. , , ' -
Standing mute in civil condi, is under cer
tain circumstances punishable, and so if a
person with intent to prevent draft, refuses
to give the true name when lawfully requested
to do, so by the OffiCer whose legal ; duty. is to
enroll, it is an obstruction of the draft.
So also of giving of false names, with the
same illegal intent, the offender will, in either
case, be subject to summary arrest by the the
(Signed) Wm. WHITING,
Solicitor War Department.
J. B. Fry, Provost Marshal General.
Jackson dispatches of June 3 to the Mobile
Teibune, say that Port Hudson is closely be
sieged. The news from that quarter is conflict
ing. It is believed that accounts heretofore
reported of fighting there are greatly exagger
ated. The 'Yankees have abandoned the New'
Orleans and Jackson railroad, burned the
Manchac bridge, and destroyed the fortifica
NEW Yoax, June 10.—Advices received per
steamer Cahawba state that reinforcements
from Brasher city and other points, to the
number of 6,000, had reached Banks on the
80th and 31st. Our troops then outnumbered
the rebels four to one. The rebels are well
supplied with cornmeal, but had few other pro
visions and but a small supply of ammunion.
NATAL COURT—TRIAL OF' CHIEF ENGINEER STI
NEW Yoax, June 10.--In the naval court of
inquiry, in the ease of chief engineer Stimers,
S,. navy, on charges preferred by Admiral
Dupont, C. C. Fulton, Esq., of the Baltimore
American, was the principal witness to. day.—
He testified that Mr. Stimera infopned him
that he visited all the Monitors on the morn
ing of the Bth of April, with 80 or 40 mechanics
and all necessary materials, and at 10 o'clock
p. m. reported to Admiral Dupont they were
all ready for immediate service—that the Ad
miral told him'he had determined not to renew
the fight—that on his leaving the various ves
sels they were all expecting the signal to pre
pare to get under way—that the decision of
the Admiral created great surprise among ju
nior officers of .vessels—that one of , the ,
executive officers told him (Stimers) that
he felt personally disgraced by failure
to renew the fight, and he desired to be re
lieved from the squadron as soon as possible.
Mr. Fulton else 'heard Mr. Stimers day he be
lieved that the Admiral 'would have renewed
the fight if he had not been influenced 'by
others- T also that :the attack on Sumpter was
not an earnest one, and that the Monitors were
capable, in his opinion, of renewing the at
tack ; and also, in his, oPinion, if the Ericsson
rafts had been used the Monitors could have ,
reached the city. He expressed disappeint
went and zhagrin at the unwillingness of the
Admiral and the fleet authorities to examine
the ra ft s and terpedoes, or te listen to him
when he attempted , to explain their use. He,
however, never expressed confidence in the util
ity of the Sionitors iithout the aid of the
rafts to succeed in entering Charleston harbor.
Mr. Stirrers did not directly criticise the
conduct` of the Admiral, bit regarded others
as hiving influenced him against his own bet
ter judgment: I The conversation of Mr. Sti
mers with witness was ilWays private and in
an undertone. Hi avoided conversation with
others, and went into his state room to avoid
CINCINNATI CHAMBER OF COMMEROBOATII OF .
CINCINNATI, June 10.—At the regular quer
terly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce,
yesterday, the board of• officers, in accordance
with a resolution passed some time since, made
a report in regard to those members, sixty in
number, who have not taken the oath of alle
giance. After a warm .diecussion it was re
solved that all members who have not taken the
oath of allegiance be cited to appear before the
board of officers and give a reason why they
have not complied with the resolution passed
by the chamber on the 18th July last, the re
sult to be reported back to the chamber fur
REPULSE OF STUART'S CAVALRY.
NEW Yortn, June 10.—The World's Wash
install dispatch says Stuart's cavalry were re
pulsed in their attempt to cross the Rappahan
nock, and that the engagement had been mag
nified into a severe battle. The dispatch esti
mates Stuart's force at from 10,000 to 15,000.
Gen. Hooker had sent to the vicinity a force of
cavalry and artillery equal to that of the rebels,
with several thousand picked infantry, the lat
ter being under Generals Russill, of Mass ,
Amos of Maine ; Pleasanton, Kilpatrick,
ford,,Davis, Gregg, Doffie, and a host of other
superior cavalry , officers,are its comom t d—
Pleastuiton being the chief commander.
The billiard tournament. hae resulted in , fa-
Tar of Kavanagh, who bee won the title of
champion, as well as the champion table, worth .
$1,200, and the champion cue.
PEGRAM DRIVEN PROM MONTICELLO
Gen. Carter's forces which, for some weeks,
base been guarding- tha north bank of the Cum
beriapd, crossed the riverfesterday, and drove
the risbe/AS*,,PeOlasn's forces ont of Monti
cello,'', and riterqat ae r counts, pursuing
the:,-flying ) ratsils.'' 4 uttinber of prisoners,
horses and, arms wortr.captured —no lose on
The Commercial has advises from Vicksburg,
through an officer of the 29th Ohio. The con
dition of affairs was favorable. The troops
Were impressed with the idea that Vichburg
must fall, and have no fears of failure. Our
losses have been greatly exaggerated. The
total loss, since crossing the Mississippi won't
JACKSON, Miss., June sth.—Not a rumor to
day from Vicksburg or Port Hudson. Heavy
firing continues at the former place.
C. L. VALLANDIGHAm.
The Gazette's Murfreesboro' dispatch of the
9th, bays : Refugees report Vallindigbam im
prisoned by the rebels. [This is probably a
The election returns from old Virginia, (east
era,) indicate the success of Gen. Smith, (extra
Billy Stnith,) as Governor.
GEN. SHERMAN DEAD.
A Pascagoula dispatch says Gen. Sherman
had his leg amputated at New Orleans, and had
ORGANIZATION OF THE INVALID CORPS
WASHINGTON, June 10.—Much importance is
attached by military men to the proposed or
ganization of the invalid corps.- This corps,
though a novelty in our service, promises good
results both to invalid soldiers and the govern
ment. The term of enlistment is three years,
unless sooner discharged. The corps are re
quired to perform all the duties within their
physical capacity ; but, for convenience of the
service, they will be selected for three grades of
duty—those most efficient and capable using the
musket, performing guard duty, light marches,
&0., will be assigned to the companies of the
first battalion ; those next in physical efficien
cy, including all who have lost hand or arm,
to companies of second battalion; those least
effective, and all who have lost a foot or leg,
to companies of third battalion—the two latter
classes to be armed with swords. Those faith
ful soldiers whose physical infirmities are too -
great to admit of their entering the invalid
corps, will nevertheless receive pensions and
bounties provided by law. It is further an
nounced that no officer ,or enlisted man shall
be entitled to receive any pension or bounty
for enlistment, re-enlistment or service in the
invalid corps. They will receive all other pay
and allowances now- authorized by law for U.
S. Infantry, excepting increased pay for re
enlistment. No pensions
. can be drawn or ac
crue , to any man during his service in the
corps..- It is thought 20,000 or 30,000 soldiers
can thus be brought into the U. S. service ;
besides, it is believed there are over 150,000
soldiers, who have been discharged for disa
bilities, raanr of the slightest character, who
would be glad to serve 'in this corps. The pro
visions of thelaw.extend to Marines. Col. R.
H. Rush is in. Aarge of the bureau appropria
ted to the business pertaining to the invalid
corps, under the general direction of Col. Fry,
Provost Marshal General. •
In addition to the advantages to the invalid
in being placed, in every respect, on an equal
ity with all other soldiers, he can feel that he
is still in the discharge of duty to the extent
of his physical capacity, and can be usefully
employedas a guard, nurse, &c., with a feeling
of pride and satisfaction that he is rendering
an equivalent for, the pay and allowances he
receives from the government, in the mainte
nance of which he became an invalid.
VESSELS CAPTURED OR DESTROYED, ETC.
BOSTON, June 10.—A. letter from Mr. Fox,
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, states that
the whole number of the vessels captured or
destroyed by the blockading fleet, up to June
Ist, was eight hundred and fifty-five.
The glazing mill connected with the powder
works of J. C. Marble, at Buck&ld, Maine,
blew up at four o'clock this morning.
The'reyal mail steamship Asia, which sailed
to-day for Liverpool, took out 85 passengers
and $6OOO in silver, but no gold on her treas
NEWS EXPECTED PEON VICKSBURG
NEW YORK, June 10.—The Washington spe
cial of the Evening Post says the tresident is
momentarily expecting good and decisive news
from Vicksburg.. [Send it along quick.]
BY THE MAILS.
MURFREESBORO', TENN., June 9.—A lady
from Shelbyville arrived to-day, and says that
the report of the surrender of Vicksburg and
the garrison of 12,000 men was 'prevalent in
the rebel camps.
A later arrival confirms this rumor. •
.A.,person states that ,the ,rebel pipers had
published the particulars at the capitulation.
[Hope it's true—but don't believe it.]
EXPEDITION TOWARDS MOON LAKE.
LANE PROVIDENCE, May 29.—Brigadier Gen
eral Reed returned to-day from a raid into
•Mississippi, having been eminently successful.
Three days ago he embarked at this place with
part of the First Kansas Volunteers and the
Eighth regiment Louisiana Volunteers, of
African descent. Steaming up the river about
ten miles, the party landed near-Moon Like.
From this point they struck into the interior,
marching rapidly in hopes of surprising a
small body . of guerrillaii in the vicinity, but
unfortunately they'heard of our approach and
traveled. However, the expedition returned
with sixty bead of cattle, forty mules; ;a large
quantity of bacon, corn meal and other stores.
The people complain bitterly of the doings
of the guerrillaiL When they can"nis longer
afford protection, they desert the Country,
burning everything after them, and drive off
cattle, horses and mules besides.'
Many of the most prominent citizens of this
place are looming forward to take the oath of
allegiance. Several planters have also come
in, end others are talking 'of following their
OFFICIAL DISPATCH OF EEAR ADMIRAL P.OOTER
WASHINGTON, Juno 9.—Rear Admiral Porter
has sent to the Navy Departnient a report,
dated Mississippi Squadron, near Ticksburg,
June 1, in which he says :
After the return of the expidition under
Lieut. Com. Walker, up the Yazoo and the de
struction of the rams and navy yard, I de
spatched the same officer up again, with , in
structions to capture the transports. Besides
the steamers mentioned as burned, the rebels
burned the Acadia and Magenta, also two of
their best transports: My object'was to break
up their transportation on the Yazoo ; and,
with the exception of a few steamers beyond
Pemberton, the rebels can transport nothing
by water on that river. Steamers to the
amount of $700,000 were destroyed by the
late expedition—nine in all. The Star of the
West was sunk, completely blockading the
Yallabusha river ; and the gunboat Joy was
found sunk near Liverpool Landing.
FROM FORT HUDSON.
WASHINGTON, Tune 9.—Gen. Banks, iu an
official report dated before Port Hud son , m ay
30. gives an account of the attack on that place,
similar to the reports already published. He
speaks well of the conduct of the negrotroope,
and says they require only good officers, com
mands of limited extent, and careful discipline
to make them good soldiers. He states fur
ther that our losses from the 23d to this date,
in kills& wounded and missiiug, are nearly
one thousand, including, I deeply regret to
say; some of the ablest officers of the corps.
[Of course the story, of the negro.regiment
SUMMARY EXECUTION, BY ORDER OF GEN. BOSE.,
GRANS, OF TWO REBEL SPIES.
WASHINGTON, June 9.—An official despatch
received here to-day from Maj. Gen. Rose
crane, dated Murfreesboro', June 9, says :
Last evening a dispatch from Col. J. B. Baird,
commanding the post at Franklin, Tenn., wa s
received, as follows :
Two men came into camp about dark dressed
in our uniforms, with horse equipments to nor
saying that' they were Col. Anton,
respond, lnspectorGeneral, and Maj, Dunlap, Assis
taut, having an order from Adjutant General.
.Townsend, and your order to inspect outposts ;
but their conduct was so singular that we ar
rested them, and they insisted that it was very
important to go to Nashville to-night.
Col Baird asked if there were any such per
sons in the army, and if so, their description.
I replied at once that they were probably spies,
and directed him to order a court, and if they
proyed to be spies to execute, them immedi
ately, which was done; and they were tried,
condemned to be hung, and the sentence, was
carried into execution before 10 o'clock this
On being discovered they confessed they
were officers in the rebel army, one a colonel,
named Lawrence W. Orton, formerly W. Orton
NV Mains. One Claims to be a first cousin to
Robert Lee and is said to have been chief of
artillery on Gen. 'Draggle staff, and formerly to
have beets on Gen. Scott's etatf of the Second
MR. 8. M. CARPENTER'S DISPATCH.
MIA.DQUABIRES ARK! OF TEM POTOICW,
June 9, 1863. 5
This morning a brigade of the enemy left
the city and moved off over the heights. Their
purpose is of course unknown. Ammunition
trains can be seen parked on the.hills about a
mile from the city, but no camps are visible.
The rebels are busily engaged throwing up
intrenchments, and evidently intend to oppose
any further advance of our troops. The skir
mishers of the two armies are but a few rods
apart, and the rebel flags are planted within
rifle shot of our line of battle.
Three thousand Texans have been mounted
and added to Stuart's command, to serve as ri
flemen, and all the rebel cavalry collected in
the vicinity of Culpepper.
Lee has also moved up in that neighborhood
with a large coldmn of infantry, and, it is
thought by many that Stuart will dash upon
Maryland for the purpose of diverting our at
tention, while Lee follows across• the Rappa
hannock with his forces and attacks us in the
vicinity. Of Stafford Court House. The troops
are in' good spirits, and quite ready for a
The N. Y. Herald of Jane 10, contains the
following Washington items, under date from
that city of June 9 :
' DEPARTURE OF ADMIRAL POOTE.
Admiral Foote left here on the evening ex
press train for New York, en route to relieve
Admiral Dupont and take command of the
South Atlantic 'squadron, having received his•
final orders and instructions to-day. •
FATAL EXPLOSION NEAP. ALEXANDRIA.
There wai an explosion at Fort Lyons, which
is about two miles from Alexandria, this after
noon, between 2 and 3 o'clock. It appears
that at that time some men attached to the
Third New York Independent battalion, were
engaged in examining artillery ammunition at
the open door of the north magazine, when,
from some cause, one shell exploded, followed
by a few others, and then the magazine. About
twenty men were killed, and quite as many
wounded. The latter have been removed to
the hospital in Alexandria. No damage, how
ever, was done to the guns or gun carriages. .
Emma and Edith Whit ting
MISS NELLIE SEYMOUR,
Will appear at J. G. H. SHIMMY'S Benefit, Mars
day evening, June 11th, and also a host of Volunteers
/rout seals reserved for ladies. Tickets 25 cents.
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At Doubling Gap, Penn.
JAMES D. HENDLEY, PROPHIRTOR,
Late of Xishwood House ; Washington,
SEASON OPENS 15th JUNE, 1863.
These Springs are in Cumberland county, Penn's, PG
miles west of Harrisburg. They are accessible from all
the principal, cities by. railroad to Harrisburg, thence
by the Cumberland Valley railroad to Newville; from
Newville, 8 miles good staging to the Springs. The
stage is always in waiting upon the arrival of the cars
Passengers leaving Philadelphia, Baltimore or Wash
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same eveningatilre o'clock,
The Hotel is commodious and comfortable, with Hot
and Cold Baths attached, and extensive ginsuada for
walks and amusement. .
The beg experience of the .present Proprietor (for
many years past at the Kirkwood Home In Washington,
D. C.,) enables him to say, that it will be conducted in
a manner to please all Visirors. '
T fiRMS :—s2 per day; $l2 per week; 4 weeks $4O
Children and servants half price. . je9•d2m
notice is hereby given, that the Common
Council of ,the city, of Harrisburg have com
pleted the levy and assessment of. Taxes for
the year 1863, and that all
_persons shall be
entitled to an abatement of FIVE PER CENT.
'oil the amount of their reepective City Taxes,
on payment of the same to JOHN T. WILSON,
Eaq City. Treasurer, on or before the 20th
day, of ' Tune, 1863.
By order of the Common Council.
Harrisburg, June 8, 1863.—td Clerk.
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SAND.—Sand delivered to•any part of
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