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THE NATIONAL PLATFORM.
PURPOSES OF THE WAR.
Congress, by a vote nearly unanimous, passed
the following resolution, which expresses the
?Oil* of the Nation and is the true standard of
1 , That the present deplorable civil war has been
forced upon the country it the disunioniota of the
Ponthern States, now in arms against the Constitutional
Government, and in arms around the Capital; that in
this National emergency, Congream, banishing all feel
ing of mere passion or resentment, will recollect only
its duty to the whole country; that this war is not
waged on their part its any spirit of oppression, or fir
any pirpsae of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of
overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established
autism:Um of those States„hut to defend and maintain
the supremacy of the Constitution, and to preserve the
- Mies, with all the dignity, equality and rights of the
several State unimpaired; and that as soon as these ob•
jests are accomplished the war ought to own."
DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION.
Pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Democratic
State Central Committee, the Convention of Delegates,
chases by the Democrats throughout the State, will
ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17th, 1863,
At 10 o'clock, a. in., to nominate candidates for Gover
nor and..Twir of the Supreme Court, to be atipPOttad by
the Mends of the CONSTITUTION and the 111110 N, at
the ensuing election.
The Convention will, also, give expression to the
sentiments of the Democrats of the State, who, while
their policy would have averted present disasters, will,
nevertheless, devote the historic patriotism of our great
party to rescue the Constitution and the Union—the
one, from usurpation—the other, from final disruption.
F. W. RUGRE3,
Chairman Democratic State Central Committee.
POTTSVILLI, May 28,1883.
DEMOCRATIC MASS MEE TING.
At a meeting of the Democratic City Execu
tive Committee, held at Lb. hotel of Lazarus
Bernhard, on Wednesday dvening, the 10th
inst., a resolution was unanimously adopted to
hold a Democratic mass meeting on WEDNES
DAY EVENING, the 17th inst., to ratify the
nominations to be made by the Convention on
The meeting will be held in Market square,
fronting the Buehler House.
Hon. Wm. Bigler, Charles Ingersoll, Esq.,
Dr. Geo. W. Nebinger, Chas. W. Carrigan,
lion. John L. Dawson, Hon. Chas. R. Bucks
lew, Gen. Geo. W. Cass, Hon.' W. H. Witte,
Hon. Hinter Clymer, Judge Bleak, and other
distinguished Speakers, are expeoted to be
present and address the meeting.
Let there be a general turn out of all who
wish to hear sound doctrine and incontrovert
ible troths from men who are not afraid to
give utterance to the sentiments of a large ma
jority of the people of Pennsylvania.
D. D. BOAS,
11. J. Jonas,
R. E. FERGUSON,
TO TU FOIXL Icy
Tita PATRIOT AND UNION and ell its bßebitge
operations will hereafter be conducted exclu
sively by 0. BARRSTT and T. POMEROY, an
der the firm of 0. Bannirrr & Co., the connec
tion of H. F. hilleynolds with said establish
ment having ceased on the 20th November, inst.
NovEmßan. 21, 1862.
Meeting of Editors.
There will be a preliminary meeting of the
Democratic editors of the State, in the Hall of
the House of Representatives, at 8.1 o'clock this
Latest News—The Alarm.
The invading force of rebels which has
caused so much commotion and anxiety, by
the latest intelligence, has dwindled down
from 40,000 to 2,000, and the extent of their
incursion has been to Chambersburg, where, it
is reported, they conducted themselves civilly
and paid for all the supplies they obtained.
Such was the message sent from Shippensbnrg
by telegraph at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
reports so exaggerated and false as
those which gave rise to the late panic could
have originated, is a mystery which we hope
may be speedily solved, that means may be
adopted to prevent similar impositions here
after. The anxiety, inconvenience and ex
pense Occasioned by these false reports are too
serious to be encountered without earnest re
The Rebel Invasion.
We are threatened with an invasion by the
rebels, bat cannot at all understand why it
should be so. Oen. Hooker, with a large
army, was at the latest accounts in front of
the enemy at Fredericksburg, and we were
even told that a portion of his force had
crossed the Rappahannock in readiness to dash
upon the enemy should they make any attempt
Ito advance; end now the fact is staring us in
the face that a large rebel force is in Pennsyl
vania, !limping "through our teeming valleys
without any opposition whatevqr. Upon ask
ing for aid from the General Government un
der these pressing circumstances, we are told
that they have no troops to spare, and that
Pennsylvania must take care of herself: It is,
to say the least, not &little singular that Penn
sylvania, after having sent some ,2 ; 00,000 men
into the field, cannot, in' ee One orneed, get
a single regiment to save her from despoliation
by the rebel foe. In the meantime, while the
rebel hordes are marching upon us, we cannot
get from Washington a single intimation as to
where Hooker's army is, or what it is doing.
We are left in uncertainty as to whether they
are lying supinely at Falmon% while our
country is being laid waste, or have returned
tq 'yashington to save the worthless necks of
the present cowardly administration. If we
could in any way be assured that this vast army
was doing anything for the general good, we
might suffer on in silence without repining, but
with tho widow& before no thit fighting Joe
Hooker" has suffered himself to be out-fiank
ed by the rebel army, and no intelligence of
anything he is doing to advance our cause, we
have a right to complain, and demand some
explanation from the powers that be. If any
good is to.be aclio4Plished for the nation by
.our suffering letws - know it, and we will be
content. But if -this'dreastorlgrows out of the
incompetence of the . prhereitt commander of the
Army of the Potomac, lel bim be dismissed at
once and the victor of Antietam be recalled to
the command of the army. The soldiers will
follow him without fear; and, with a perfect
confidence in his ability to see through and
defeat the wiliest plans , sof the enemy, will
march anywhere he may lead them to assured
It is a sad comment upon the conduct of the
war up to the present time that we are once
more under the menace of a rebel invasion ;
that the enemy is still in force and threaten
ing. It is not Richmond that now trembles
for her safety, but Washington, the Capital of
a people numbering more than twenty millions
of what the world has always looked upon as
a brave, sturdy, adventurous race. Is this
the fault of the people, who have given
without stint their treasure and their lives ?
No, but that of the scheming and selfish
politicians, who, without fear of ul
timate consequences, and in utter disre
gard of the nation, have sluandered both the
lives and treasure so freely bestowed. The
period has arrived when these intriguers must
act for the good of country alone or be dis
placed. The nation cannot afford to thus go
on exhausting its resources, without accom
plishing any good result. Demagogues and
fanatics must give place to men of true patri
otism, who have at heart the public good,
brains enough to determine what is best for
Our interest, and sufficient courage and deter
mination to carry out the plans they have
formed. We want men of integrity in
the place of public plunderers; we want
common sense in the place of fanaticism;
we want intelbgence and ability in the place
of ignorance and folly, and if the present im
becile administration, after their repeated fail
ures, cannot see that their own weakness and
absurdities are fiat sweeping the nation to de
struction, sad amend their course, then the
only alternative left us is for each individual
State to assert her sovereignty, and, after ma
ture deliberation, combine upon some plan by
which this fratricidal war . may be ended, and
our country restored again to peace and hap
piness, taking once more her proud place
among the nationalities of thitworld.
The President on Arbitrary Arrests.
omit he 07400, owye the Journal of
Commerce, that the Presiient Seems to be sin
cere when he writes an argument, whatever
weight we give to•his reasoning. But sincere
or not, he has certainly written a letter on the
subject of arbitrary arrests which indicates a
total failure to appreciate the Constitution he
is sworn to defend. We hare examined the
letter with profound sorrow. It fails to giie
us confidence in the mind of the - chief magis
trate, or in his ability to exercise, with proper
judgment, the high duties imposed on him by
The error which underlies his whole reason
ing is so plain that it must be unnecessary to
point it out. Every one has seen this error.
Let us, ikowover, gismo at it. It is perhaps
set forth more clearly than elsewhere In the
following sentences :
I concede that the class of arrests complained
of can be constitutional only when, in oases of
rebellion or invasion the public safety may
require them ; and I insist that in such cases
they are constitutional wherever the public
safety does require them, &c., &o.
Few the toirtalio of Mr. Lincoln, on which
his whole letter is based, is in a complete mis
understanding of the constitutional provision
on the subject of the writ of habeas corpus
This mistake is vital. The provision is in
these words: "The privilege of the writ of
habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless
when in cues of rebellion or invasion the pub
lic safety may require it"
The President construes this to read as fol
lows : "In cases of rebellion or invasion the
President of the United States is invested with
absolute power of arrest and imprisonment
over the persons of all citizens, and may seize
them without complaint, warrant or action of
any court, and hold them at his pleasure if he
'thinks the public safety requires it."
The provisions relating to habeas corpus con
fers no power of arrest on the President or any
one else. Whether the privilege of the writ is
suspended or not, the power of , arrest remains
unchanged, and resides only in those who can
use it according to due form of law. This
has been fully colluded by the legislation of
the late Congress in indemnity bills, and in
the provisions relating to such arrests. We
must, -therefore, regard the President as stand
ing quite alone in his view of his powers of
And, with all respect, we must insist that
the provisions of the Constitution are superior
to the President's will, whether in war or in
peace, and that no provision is changed by the
existence of war except the mere legal remedy
of the habeas cotpus. The President, instead
of imagining that, the laws in our country are
changed by the •existence of a rebellion, so
that he becomes invested with an absolute
power over the persons and liberty of the peo
ple by this provision of the Constitution, should
set himself diligently to work to find where the
Constitution gives him any such power, either
in time of war or in time of peace. It is no
where given. The Constitution is our law for
Mr. Lincoln also makes a very singular ar
gument or assertion—for it is a meie asser
tion, uneustained by argument—that there are
crimes unknown to our laws, for which he may
make arrests. We are here at'a loss to know
on what basis his mini operates. It is plain
enough that there are no such crimes. The
fact of the suspension of the privilege of the
writ of habeas' corpus, when it takes place,
does not create any new laws, Or make any
new crimes unknown to the statutes of the
land. No crime exists which cannot be pro
ceeded against and punished by the laws of
the United States or of the States, It is g
grave error to imagine that the existence of
the writ of habeas corpus as a remedy is a rc
straint upon ,powers which might otherwise be
executed. It is purely a writ of relief against
wrong. If the writ is suspended the wrong is
not made right. The suspenSion of.the writ
would not Change one principle of liberty, or
exert any effect whatever in the way of an.
thorizing arrests and seizures of citizens.
On the contrary, the Constitution absolutely
prohibits these arbitrary arrests. The words
are clear and explicit. Will any one contend
that the suspension of the writ of habeas cor
pus, under another clause of the Constitution,
suspends the clauses which :forbid arbitraiy
seizures? The writ of habeas corpus.irelatear
only to the person after an arrest -or seieure
has been made. The Constitution protects
cttizens against illegal. 1)0
habeas corpus provision or not. this the
President ignores. He seems toinasibie the
whole Constitution dependent on the habeas
We might direct, attention to the 'Met
all arrests have been made in the ranks of the
opposition, while men pouring out treason with
every utterance on Abolition platforms have
been left, untouched, or received into the arms
of the administration.the
We might reply to
President's regret that the- people address him
as "Democrats," by reminding our readers of
the scores of deputations from Abolitionists,
Methodists, Presbyterians, Progressive Qua
kers, Republicans, &C., &., whom he had re
ceived without any such regret. In fact he
strikes a blow at all these deputations, and all
the resolutions of all sorts of religious and
political bodies that have been sent to him.
We might go on at great length exposing
the weakness of the President's letter. But
the time is too serious. The country
in the midst of a great excitement. We pre
fer at such times to lay subjects like this on
the shelf for a few days,
while we give our
attention to the impending danger. But we
could not permit the President's letter to go
unanswered. The time for it is of his chow
ing, and we simply place before our readers
the correct principles, as against what we
deem the erroneous law and logic through
which the President labors, page after page,
to establish a claim in favor of a power over
the constitutional, freedom of the citizen. It
does not exist. No citation from Constitution
or law is given in favor of it. None can be
given. It rests solely in the imagination of
the President, whose letter assumes for him
all the responsibility of these arbitrary pro
ceedings. We trust that he will forbear to act
on the theory he sustains. The people think
differently, and the best minds throughout the
nation are grieved at such an effort, as this,
in favor of what almost every one believes to
be unauthorized exercise of. power.
LIST OF DELEGATES
THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION.
The subjoined list is perfected &O'er as pos
sible up to date. The delegates omitted will
be added as soon as accurate information can
be obtained. Delegates will oblige us by cor
recting the list where omissions or mistakes
jet District—Philadelphia—Q. g, Kamerley,
Chas. L. Wolf, L. C. Casaiday, Albert R. Scho
2. Chester and Delaware—Chas. D. Manley.
3. Montgomery—John A. Martin.
4. Bucks—Paul Applebach.
5. Lehigh and Northampton—W. li. Hatter.
6. Berks—Jere. liagenman.
7. Behaylkill—G. de B. Beim.
8. Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne—Phineas
9. Bradford, Susquehanna, Wonting and Su&
iivan—W. W. Kingsbury.
10. Luzerne—M. Eannum.
11. Tioga, Potter, M'Kean and Warren—Mor
timer F. Elliot
12. Clinton, Lycoming, Centre and Union—Dr.
13. Snyder, Northumberland, Montour and Co
lumbia—lsaac D. Raker.
14. Cumberland, Perry, Juniata and Mifflin—
Dr. E. D. Crawford.
15. Dauphin and Lebanon—Wm. M. Breslin.
16. Lancaster—l. E. Hiester, Dr. Henry Car
17. York—Dr. John AM.
18. Adams, Franklin and Fulton—Dr. W. C.
19. Somerset, Bedford and Huntingdon—R.
20. Blair, 'CamLria and Clearfield—William
M. Indiana and Armstrong—J. B. Sansom.
22. Westmoreland and Fayette—Wesley Frost.
23. Washington and Greene—J. Garrard.
24. Allegheny—Wm. H. M'Gee, J. E. Huey.
25. Beaver and Butler—Samuel B. Wilson.
26. Lawrence, Mercer and Yenango—D. S.
• 27. Erie and Crawford—
28. Clarion, Jeleraon, Toreat and Elk—Dr. C.
Allegheny.—Jas. M. Richards, A. J. Baker,
.Leo. S. Hays, A. S. M'Guaid, Hugh M'Afee.
Armstrong and Westmoreland.—J. A. M'Cul
lough, John George, E. C. Leichty.
Beaver and Lawrence.—David Tidball, E. B.
Berks.—Adam W. Kauffman, H. H. Mander
bach, Wm. Hines.
Blair.-0. A. Traugh.
Bradford—V. E. Piollet, J. H. Pearce.
Bucks—Dr. 0. P. James, Joseph Morrison.
Butler. —Samuel Marshall, S. P. Irvine.
Cambria.—P. S. Noon.
Carbon and Leht:ch—Jacob Erdman; Dr. Lin
Centre—John C. Hoover.
Cheater—Chas. C. Moore, John H. - Brinton.
Dr. John A. Morrison.
Clarion and Forest.—C. L, Lumberton.
Clearfield. Jefferson, McKean and 27k.—Ken.
nedy Blood, Daniel W. Moore.
Clinton and Lycoming—A. J. Dietriok, Chao
Columbia, Montour, 'Wyoming and Sullivan.—
Dr. J. V. Smith. Charles R. Buekalew.
Crawford and Warren. —Thomas N. Brooks.
R. Brown. "
C'enOvekinsi anti Ferry—Sam. linpburn Hoa
ry D. Egolf.
.Dauphin.—Dr. C. Seiler, Jno. Raymond.
belaware—Jno. B. Rhodes.
' Fayette.-1 1 . B. Searight.•
Franklin and Fulton.=William Stenger, A.
Greene.—ll. T. Pauley.
Huntingdon. —J. S. Miller.
Juniata, Union and Snyder—A. Bonsai!,
Lancaster.—Jno. K. Raub, Rich. M'Graun,
Horatio S. Kerns, Robt. S. Ryan.
Luzerne-5. M. Hill, S. S. Winchester, John
Mercer and Venango--M. C. Trout, Arno; (1
Mffiin—Dr. G. B. kitchen.
Monroe and Pike—Charles D, Brodhead.
Montgomery—T. S. Yost, Henry M'Alillen,
Northampton—George .H. Gaudio, Thomas
Afi t '
Philadelphia.—Alexander Diamond, DrAlleo.
Nchinger, Wm. McMullin, Joseph Monheimer,
Theo. crtyler, John Campbell, Robert par;
Kline Shoemaker, Geo. Irvin, Benjamin Kelly,
Andrew Brumaker, Joseph Crockett, George
Fisher, Charles F. Miller, James Donnelly,
William McGlinsey, William J. Crane Frank
.McLanghlle• , •
Potter and Tioga --Altemus White, Miles
Schuylkill—F: W. Deming, F.N. Hughes,
• Rusquehatout---4k3n. John Blanding.
Someisft.-t—A. J. Colburn.
Washington.-W.R. 'Callohan;T. Patterion.
Wayne—Thos J. Haul.
York. —David Small, Henry Lattimer.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
t3Y TT-TF MAILS.
NEWS VIA WASHINGTON.
WA,RumoTetti Juno 1471-0 P-111.-4)tir fore"'
,have almost entirely eVaitiateff
Aquia Creek. To ywe had bit a smallforce
across the river, bele* Fredericksburg; Which
will remain till the last moment. All of thtf'
buildings in government use were burned to
day at Falmouth. Most of the stores were
removed. The same was the case at Potomac
Creek. It Was thought that We Would continue
to. hold Aquila Creek with infantry, but it will
be left to the protection of the gunboats.
The Potomac is full of transports, and every
thing valuable has been brought away, espe
cially the locomotives and cars. Many of the
sutlers are in great tribulation for transporta
tion for their goods, and it is probable that
they will have to abandon them.
By to-morrow (Monday) there will doubtless
not be a Federal soldier betweeen Aquia Creek
Ger. Hooker's new headquarters are at War
WASHINGTON, Jun e 15. -Information deemed
thorougly reliable has been received here which
shows that the rebels are moSing in earnest.
All of Gen. Lee's army—now not far from
100,000 strong—is marching northward, with
the evident intention of entering Pennsylva
nia, and possibly of capturing Washington.
Thus far our troops in the Shenandoah val
ley have been actable to resist the advanCe of
the rebels, but measures have been taken which
it is thought will moat completely foil the plans
of the enemy, or at least so much of them as
included a raid into Maryland and Pennsylva
In view of the critical position of affairs the
President has issued a proclamation calling for
100,000 men, the same to be furnished immedi
ately. As might be supposed, this call has in
tensified the excitement here. The solicitude
on the part of some Who professed to be well in
formed as to what the enemy dodo to ;mom
plish is very great.
WASHINGTON, June 15.—The enemy seems to
be going toward Thornton's Gap into the She
nandoah valley. This may be regarded as relia
WASHINGTON, June 15.—The following is
supposed to be tha present rebel military situ
ation on information derived from very respon
sible sources :
As long ago as one week Sunday and Monday
last, Generals Longstreet and Ewell passed
through Culpepper and headed towards the
Shenaudoah vane', marching by two different
routes. The dispatches in the morning papers
speak only of Ewell's corps, estimated at from
ten, to eighteen thousand men, as having made
their appearance in front of Milroy. Long
street's corps is also to be taken into account
as increasing the Confederate force there ; and
while Ewell•was 'engaging Milroy at Winches
ter was Leming across Winchester •
and the Potomac railroad toward Martineburg.
On Saturday morning General M. C. Rey
nolds was attacked at Berr,yville, twelve miles
east of Winchester, on the Washington and
Winchester turnpike by an overpowering force
of the enemy, under tittered Trimble, and fell
back to Winchester after a fierce combat. On
the same day, and about the same time, Win
chester was attacked on the south side by Ew
ell, and Milroy on that day repulsed Ewell
sharply. He was also attacked on yesterday
and has fallen baok to Earpor's Ferry.
A force of the enemy, apparently the same
that moved on Berryville, advanced to Mar
tineburg, and at 4 p. in. yesterday demanded
the surrender of that place, giving half'an hour
for the women and children to leave town.—
General Tyler refused to surrender and an ar
tillery fight followed. It is evident, however,
that the Confederates have received a sufficient
cheek in their advance to give us an opportu
nity Of heading them off in their forward move
ment of invasion, and of intercepting their
A force of rebels was reported by our mitts
to be at. Potomac creek and a visit from this
body was anticipated at Aquia, but they did
not make their appearance, and if at all at Po
tomac creek must have been in inconsiderable
This evening's Republican Bays :
As we aro about going to press wo have bad
news of the movements of the enemy in the
valley in the region of Winchester, Martins
burg and Harper's Ferry.
That Lee's whole army is in the valley,
stretching nearly the whole length , and
strongly reinforced from the peninsula, from
Suffolk, Richmond, Gordonsville and North
Carolina is almost certain. The whole of Gen.
Lee's army has left Fredericksburg, the last
division moving out on the plank road toward
Chancellorsville yesterday afternoon.
DII:LROY CUTS HIS WAY OUT PROM ITINCHESTRI.
AND: JOINS THE FORCES AT HARPER'S FERRY
BALTIMORE, Jane 15:—General Milroy was
at: Winchester by 18,000 rebels;
but after a deiperate , fight cut his way...through
and nnited;with our forces at hi s
Our forCee at . Martits'aburg nave also 'fallen
baok to Harper's Ferry.
OEN. MILROVE4 RETRIFAT.
Berrnuout, ;nue 15. 'The American's spe
cial report from Harper's Ferry says that Gen.
Milroy succeeded in 'cutting his way, through
the rebel lines, and reached, there this morn
ing, after evacuating . Winchester. •
The fighting was very desperate, and we re
pulsed the rebels repeatedly with heavy loss,
but finally they were largely reinforced, and
Milroy made his arrangements on Sunday to
abandon Winchester, finding that 'the rebels
were endeavoring to closely invest the place.
He lost considerably sometwo thousand men,
in killed, • wounded and pristiners.
Military, movements areinprogress to check
the rebel movement in this direction which it
would not be proper to partidulariae. •
BALTIMORE, June 15.—The Baltimoreidmer
keen publishes the following intelligence:from
an entirely reliable source
An attack was made on Sunday,rnornincen
a small force of our men at Berryville, nine
.miles from Winchester, opposite Bnioker's Gap,
under General M'Reynolds, of which the Ist
Maryland regiment formed apart.
They fell back before the superior numbers,
and joined Milroy at Winchester, after a sharp
engagement, of , which the results are at
At the same time Winchester was attacked'
in front from the south, by a force said to be
under Gen. Ewell, Jackson's successor.
The troops making the attack at Berryville
are said to be under Gen. Trimble.
A third force after this encounter is said to
have captured a 81111111 detachment of our men
at Bunker-Hill, and then moved on to Martins
At 4 o'clock p. m. to-day they demanded the
surrender of Martinsburg, .giving forty-five
tninaes for , the women and children to leave
eneral Tyler, commanding at Martinsburg,
refused to surrender, and itri artillery fight en
At 7.15 to-night the wires were broken be
twe.en Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg. What
()centred after that is not known. ,
A battle is also in progress at Winchester
today. The results are unknown at this
Gen. Milroy repulsed Ewell Oki Saturday, and
said be'could hold out for reinforcements to
reaali him. ,
No damage to the railroad as yet, and no,
oars or , engines are exposed to clipture; as .0
havebeen removed. No' fewer than'seventy
locomotiyes and. twelve .hundred cars were
brought to Baltimore to-atty.
} WASH numex, Jugs 1.6.-11 - nollicial Wren'
from, Built's' Muff the. 10th law-been , re
They represent tha,t.there has been soma=
lariat change in affairs there.'
Our lines around the enemy are. gradually
being contracted. The late rains have im
proved the condition of the army and the navi
gation of the Yazoo.
The following extract from a private letter
of a high naval Officieriear Vicksburg contains
information dillitergig. It is dated June 3:
rekalkurvittill h e out,' but it is very
mush like an Old hor* turned out to die, with
the turkey buzzards filing over him and with
just strength enough left to whisk his tail and
brush off the flies that are blowing him all over.
In that devoted city they are looking anxiously
for Joe Johnson to come to their relief, but be
got Bitch a thrashing that he can't come to
time. I was over the rifle pits yesterday on
Sherman's front, within fifty yards of the ene
my's works. There our men lie in groups,
waiting for a rebel to show his nose, and the
moment he does so he is popped over. By
this time I judge they are within ten or fifteen
yards, for they have sent for hand grenades,
which are being forwarded with all haste. The
firing this evening has been terrific from our
We have a hundred guns playing on the city
behind. and the mortars and gunboats keep up
a constant roar in front. We receive no reply
whatever to our shots. The guns on the land
side have all been silenced, and those near the
water have apparently been left to take care of
themselves. The gunboats have their range so
well that they can drop their shells pretty much
where they please. You remember Sebasto
pol? We thought the Malakoff the devil; well,
there are twenty Malakoffs here, and such a
country to operate in you never saw—nothing
but high hills and deep gullies, and trees felled
in every direction to stop our progress. Yet
our troops charged over these and chased the
rebels into their works. I don't think there
ever was tuch splendid fighting as we have had
Deserters come in every minute. We have
had thirty to-day, who came to the gunboats,
and they give a sad picture of affairs in Vicks
burg. The last twenty-four hours the grub has
been reduced to one-quarter pound of beef and
a pound of kneel per day. This they only get
at night, as it is the only time they can move
about in safety. There are ten mortars moored
as close to the city as they can safely gol*--
They have torn it up by the roots, and killed
numberless cattle, besides keeping the troops
in their hiding holes, or bombproof&
Thc guns are going it this morning, and this
being a cool day the rebels will get fits. An
intelligent contraband has just come in. lie
says it is perfect hell in the town, between the
mortars, gunboats and artillery. Every one
lives in a cave, which however does not protect
them from the mortars. These interesting
projectiles go through twenty foot of earth.
FOREIGN CONSULS DRIVEN OUT OP THE• REBEL
CONFEDERACY-EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS OF
WAR,, 410. .
FORTRESS MONROE, June I4.—The flag of
truce boat New York, from City Point, arrived
last evening, at 7 o'clock, with 550 exchanged
prisoners of war, (all privates,) in charge of
Capt. Mulford, who left with them for Annie ,
polio at 10 o'clock last evening.
The Engli sh and Austrian consuls,. George.
Moore an D. Vans, arrived on the New York,
having been ordered out of the Confederate
States by the rebel government.
It has been arranged between Colonel Lud
low, United States Commissioner for the ex
change of prisoners, and Robert Ould, Rebel
Commissioner,. that surgeons shall not be
treated as prisoners of war. No eichange of
officers can be at present made. A number of
United States officers are held by the rebel
authorities under charges intended to bring
them under the operations of the act of the
rebel Congress, which consigns to execution
all officers taken in command of, or in compa
ny with armed negroes or mulattoes,
Col. Ludlow will not, by making any special
exchanges of officers, acknowledge the right of
the rebel authorities to discriminate among our
forces by detaining some and releasing others_
He insists that all shall be released under the
cartel, and we have enough rebel officers now
in our possession to hold and reserve for re
taliation. Exchanges of enlisted men go on
REBEL CAVALRY DASH INTO IkLAYSVILLE, KY
CINCINNATI, June 15.—Two hundred and
fifty monuted rebels dashed into Maysville,
Ky., last night. They left this morning, after
stealing the guards' horses and guns.
On the.Blst of May, by 'Rev. Mr. Hay, Mr. JOHN RIM
MELRION MM. ELIZABETH M. MILLAR ' both of this
A Friend in •Need. Try it.
DR. SWEETS INFALLIBLE LINIMENT is pre. :
pared from the recipe of De. Stephen Sweet, of Ocinnee
Meat, the great bone 'setter, and has been , used Ara his
practice for the last twenty years with the most aston
ishing success. As an external remedy it is without 'a
rival, and will alleviate pain more speedily than any
tither preparation.. For all Rheumatic and Nervous
Dikirders it 'is 'truly infallible, and as a curative for
Boree,Wound a;Spraine, Bruisefi, &a., it; soothing, heal . ;
Dig and powerful strengthening properties, excite the
just Wonder 'and satoniahmerit of all who have over
given it a trial. Over four hundred certificates of re
markable cures, performed by it within the last two
years, attest this fact.
See advertisement. aplleow-dAkw
A CARD TO THE LADIES.
DR. DUPONCO'S GOLDEN PILLS
Infallible in Correcting, Regulating and Removing all
08itructioris, from whatever cause, and always
successful as a Preventive.
These PILLS have been used by the Doctors for many
years; both in Prance and America, with unparalleled
success in every case; and he is urged by many thousand'
ladies who used them, to make the Pills public for the
ellenetion of those Sharing from any irregularities
Whatever, .vBll as to prevent an increase of family
where health will not permit it. Females particularly
situated, or those supposing themselves are cautioned
against these PlM:lrbil, in that condition, as they are
sure to produee miscarriage, and the proprietor assumes
no responsibility after this admonition, although their
mildness would prevent any mischief to health—other
wise the Pills are recommended. Full and explicit di
rections accompany each box. Price $l.OO per box:
wholesale akit.rptalhilby CHARLES A. Remy-
Vitt brugeet No. 2 Jona* Row, and O. lowan;
Druggist, Harrisburg, Pa.
...Ladles, by , sending them $l.OO to the Harrisburg
Office, can have the Nile sent free of hbaervation
to any part of the country (confidentially) andi‘frea of
Sold also by J. L. Lmumnaza, Lebanon; J. A. WOLF,
Wrightsville; E. T. kllman,.York ; Car
lisle; J. O. ALTIOK, Shiapensburt ; I. firaiehass., Chem
bersburg ; S. G. WILD; Newville ; A. .T . KAUFFMAN, Me
chagicaburg • ,Baows & BROTHER, No. 4, South
ty _street Ba l timore; ' and by " one Drug gist" in very
town and city thrOughout the United States.
HALT: & NUQICEL,
' 210 Greenwich'Street, NSW York,
General Wholesale Agents.
N. B —Look out for counterfeits. Buy no Golden
Pills of any kind union every box is signed S. D. Rows.
All others are a base imposition and unsafe; therefore,
as you value your lives and health, (to say nothing of
being humbugged out of your money,) buy only of thoae
who show the signature of S. D. Howe on every box,
which has recently been added on account of the Pills
being counterfeited. The ingredients oompoeing the
above Pllls are made knOwn to every Agent. They will
tell you the Pills are perfectly harmless, yet will do' all
claimed` or them. S. D. HOWE,
jyl7-dly Sole Proprietor,New York.
AYER'S COMPOUND EXTRACT OAR,SA
ituli.--No'one remedy is more needed in this ee4utry, -
than a reliable Alterative,'S ut the sick have been so' it
rageously cheated by the worthless preparations of S t ar,
saparilla abroad that they are disgusted even with the
name. Yet the drug cannot be blamed for the imposi
tions from which they have suffered. mo i re o f For .,
called Sarsaparillas in the market contain 'of the
virtues of Sarsaparilla or anything else They are inve
slope—inert and worthleea, *We a cencentritlt4 eirtract
of the active variety Of liariaparille."cotnixiitiided with
Dock, Stillingia, lodine, etc., js, as it ever will be, a
powerful alterative and an effectual remedy. Such is
Ayer's Nxtract of Sarsaparilla, as .i..tvt,rb. wonderful
cures of the great variety, of 'Complaints w hichielitilre
an alterative medicine haVii abuedantly shown. Do not,'
therefore, discard this invaluable medicine, because you
have been imposed upon something pretending to be
Elaresparille, while it was not. When you have used
Area's—then and not till then will you know the iir
tues of Sarsaparilla. for inmate particulars of the
‘diaeases it caeca, lie refit yen , to ATer's American Alma
subo, whieb the ornate below named will tarnish gritip
to all who call !wit.' • • • • .
AveIt:ii.GATUARTIO PILLa- r for the care of vitstitlnosi
' Jdunditi f 'lie dsgestion, Dysentery, Pout
Stornaelsi-Heattaehe i Pilo, Ithreu_m, 1... 1 4 a "Ltt s .,
arising from disordereff irtelaa4, u.""" A"4,„:"""'
arm of the Bowes, Flatuletfey, Loss of Apliftite
Complains. Dropsy, Worms, Gout, Neuraigta, ant
a Dtnner Pill. j r ,.
Tbey are sugar-coated, so that the Trost sensitir
take them pleasantly and they are the best A peri : 4ll
in the wond for all ' the pposes of a
Pr ice 2d cents per box. Fiv ur e
boxes for 1. P b yFie "
Do not be put off by unprincipled decers with ot ,
preparations which they make floor. profit on. ti,„"er
ATeR'S and take no others. The sick wunt the b;
there is tor them, and they should hare it, rdt
Prepared by Da. J. C. AYER & Co., Lo*eil 3t
Sold by C. A. DAISIMART, GROSS & CO., CI, g .
RIMER, DR. MILES and L. \er r " . li t-
Lia, J. llamas
risburg, and dealers everywhero. je4-dd:w2l4
it has been proclsiole;
DR. TOBIAS' VENETIAN
MENT has given universal satisfaction during the four.
teen years it has been introduced into the United Bu t ,
the pain destroyerofthe worl d Pain cannot be wh ere
t b Aft e r
i eilll b eing
g n tr t i i d ap b p y li rn ed il . lii : n f ' used as directed it ou t ,.
and never has failed in a single instance. For cold;
coughs and influenza, it can't be beat. One 20 cent
bottle will cure all the above, besides being useful in
every family for sudden accidents, such as bailie, eft,
scalds, insect stings, &c. It is perfectly innocent to '
Oitiott, 56 Cortlandt street.
take internally, and can be given to the oldest person or
youngest child. Price 26 and SO cents a bottle.
Bold brill Druggists,
. je4 dtcwlm .
TUE ONLY PREPARATION that will instantly tiro
dace a splendid brown or black in ten mirutes, without
irjary to the hair or willing the skin of the fate or
CRISTA.DORO'S HAIR DYE.
It has been Certified by the first Chemists in America,
including Dr. R. CHILTON, to be free from every dele.
terious substance, and bas no equal in the certainty and
rapidity of its operation.
Manufactured by J. CRISTADORO, 6 Astor Hones,
Nevi York. Bold everywhere, and applied by all Hai r
Dressers. Price $l, $l5O and $3 per boa, according to
CristadoroPs Hair Preservative
Is invaluable with hie Dye, u it imparts the utmost
softness, the most beautiful gloss and great vitality
Price fip cents, $1 and $2 per bottle, according to rite
TUST RECEIVED—Another lot of
Beanti ful Albania, at Schelfeee Bookstore, 18 Mar
ANew Assortment of MORTON'S
Unrivalled Gold Pena, in Gold Plated Deek Rol.
dere, just received, at Schefferle Bookstore, 18 Market
WALL PAPER, BORDERS, &c.,
&c., at last year prices, for sale at Echeffer's
FOR LETTER; NOTE and FOOLS.
OAP Paper, Raveloses and all kind of Stationery,
elm at Seheffees Bookstore. jel6
Alarge variety of Notions just received
at &heifer's Bookstore.
- pOR SALE—A new double-seated
ily Carriage, for one or two horses. Enquire of
jelB-tf ANNWir BOWMEN, Ridge Road.
WAND PIC—NIO for the BENEFIT
ROPE FIRE COMPANY NO. 2,
SAT UR DA Y, JULY 4th, 1863.
TICKETS 25 CENTS.
T. 0. Sums § Joint M'Comes,
D. E. MAiirmt, W3c. CARSON, .
J. H. Genvsaics.
f 0" No improper characters will be - admitted, and
there will be a sufficient police force on the ground to
preserve order. jel3-dtd
FOR SALE.-3,000 BUSHELS PRIME
600 bushels barley malt, first quality.
500 bushels rye.
50 barrels whisky, first quality. A
Enquire of RICHARD HOGELAND
110029 U Washington Avenue, Moth biggr..
ASAWYER WANTED at BIGLER .—
and WILT'S SAW MILL. Apply Immediately.
Notice is hereby given, that the Common
Council of the city of Harrisburg have com
pleted the levy and assessment of Taxes for
the rem 1862, and that all persons shall be
entitled to an abatement of FIVE PER CENT.
on the amount of their respective City Taxes,
on payment of the same to JOHN T. WILSON,
Esq., City Treasurer, on or, before the 20th
day of June, 1863.
By order of the Common Council:
Harrisburg, June 8,1863,—td Clerk,
WANTED TO RENT—A comfortable
VY DWELLING for a small family. Aaron Baa
177, Poatofiloe. jelo-dat*
rOR RENT A STABLE , nest to
X Colder's Livery Stable. Apply to
Oor. Beeond and Walnut streets.
Ringers. BECKER & PALK ? Propkatore i announce to
the Micelle of Harrisburg that this cool and delightful
Bummer retreat is now open for visitors. Accommoda
tions will be furnished to parties and pic-nics at reason
able terms; a dancing platform having been erected frr
their special use. Beason tickets for families, good for
one year, $l.OO
No improper characters admitted, and no intoxicated
person will be permitted to visit the Island.
A Berry Beat plies constantly between the Island and
the foot of Broad street, West Harrisburg. jel3-1m
SS. MARQUART having opened a
s new grocery and Provision Store at the foot of
second and Paxton streets, near the lower winding
bridge, would respectfully invite the attention of the
public. to his well selected stock of groceries. Be will
keep constantly on hand all kinds of country produce,
Hama, taboulslers, Fish, Salt,
White aad Brown Sugars,
Green and Black Tem,
Green and Roasted Coffee.
'Also, a ` large lot of Glass, Queen and Crockery Ware.
Re will also keep constantly on band a large stock of
Flour and Feed, such as Oats, Corn, Rye and Ray.
.Notions of every description; in fact everything usu
ally kept in a' first class retail grocery and provision
Store.' Choto.for cash. 9. 8. MARQUARFR,
May 21st, 1865. jelB4w
TO BUILDERS.—The South Ward
•School Directors will receive proposals for build
fi; a School House on the'corner of fourth street and
Blackberry alley, according to plan and specifications
which can be seen at the office et the Secretary, No. SO
Market.strest. payments will be made in cash as the
building progresses, reserving 15'per cent. till comple
ted: Seated prapiaals must be handed to the Secretary
on or: before . June 22d: Approved securities must be
given by thetparty receiving Um contract.
• ' JACOB HOUSER, President.
HENRYSTIIILLENBIIaiIIt, Secretary. jPI3-dtd
B A 11c. E TR!
For solo low, by
VMPTY HOGSHEADS.—A large lot
.xi-of Empty Meat Hogsheads, in good condition and
with heads in. These Hogsheads are desirable for
Builders, Farmers, &0., ke. Will be sold at a very low
price. - WEI. DOCK, Jr., & CO.
, WANTED.—S 7, A MONTH ! I want
YYYY to hire Agents in every county at V/5 a month.
expenses paid, to gall my new cheap Family Sewing
hinehinea- Addreaa, • B. MADISON;
. Alfred, Mane.
WANIED.--$6O A MONTH ! We
`want Agents at $6O a month, expenses paid, to
sell our T'verlasting Pencils, Oriental Burners, and
thirteen other new, useful and curious articles. Fifteen
circulars sent free. Address,
..5-dank SHAW dr CLARK, Biddeford, Maine.
WINDQW SHADED of linen, gilt
v bordered; end PAPER BLINDS of an endless
aarigz. of demigod bad onuments; siao, oußvilN
tirrußEß and 'Mama a! very low prises_ Call ay
- • SehotierN Bookstore.
WANTED—Carpenters and Cabinet
TV Makers at the Basle Works, Harrisburg.
!M. DOCK, Jr., k Co