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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS..:
HON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
OP ALLEGHILBY COUNTY
PURPOSES OF THE WAR.
Congress, by a vote nearly unanimous, passe
the following resolution, which expresses th ,
voice of the Nation and is the true standard o>
That the present deplorable civil war has beer
forced upon the country by the disanionists of the
Fouthern States. now in arms against the Constitutional
Government, and in arms around the Capital; that in
this Platiunal emorganep, Congress, banishing all feel=
tag of mere passion or resentment, will Meolleht atilt'
its duty to the whole country;. that this war is not
waged on their port in any spirit of vppression, or f 7
any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of
overthrowing-or inhrfering with therights or established
institutions of those States, but to defend and maintain
the supremacy of the Constitution. and to preserve the
Union, with all the dignity, equality and rights of the
several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these ob
jects are accomplished the war ought to cease."
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The Situation as We Believe it to be.
We have but little to add to our report of
yesterday morning. No passes are given to
civilians across the river, and all we know is
that the invading host is in full and rapid re
treat. No doubt a battle will be fought on the
border, perhaps in the vicinity of Hagerstown,
between the forces of General Meade, who are
advancing in this direction, and the retreating
army under General Ewell. We can only hope
that. the issue will be in our favor, and that we
may be able in a day or two to record a glori
ous victory. •
We trust the rumor of General Meek'llarea
appointment nay be true, but place no confi
dence in it.
The New York World has the following :--
" There is every reason for believing
perhaps before the close of this week, at a
point near Hagerstown, in Maryland. Lee has
suddenly commenced to concentrate his army,
and as a consequence Harrisburg and the line
of the suoquehanna are no longer menaced by
the Confederate forms, General Meadeff ately
is in motion, and in such force that all the
minor movements of the enemy are checked
until the grand trial of strength takes place.
Everything is reported quiet from Washington
around to Harrisburg, which simply Beane
thst the storm is about to break_ its force upon
one single point of the whole line. The prompt
ness of General Meade to compel this change
in the enemy's plans is certainly a good sign.
Let us hope he will he as successfulin fighting
a battle as in forcing one.
"On Sunday last General Dix was within
twenty miles of Richmond with a large army,
and a Union cavalry force bad reconnoitered
to within nine miles of the Confederate capi
tal. This is a daring movement, and there
seems to be a hundred chances to one against
its success. Even if Richmond should be
taken, it would help us nothing if we lost
Meade's army or Washitigtefi. But if General
Dix planned the expedition, and is allowed to
carry it out, we have every confidence that his
ability and prudence will make it yield some
An Example so be Followed.
The actions rather than the words of men
speak for them. The Abolition cowards who
fled from the Cumberland Valley on the ap
proach of the Confederate army, and- came to
Harrisburg, venting their spleen upon braver
men than themselves—Copperheads as they
call them—who remained at home, ready to
defend themselves and their State, may take a
lesson from the following, which we find in the
Philadelphia Inquirer, (an administration pa
per,) of the 30th :
Hon. Charles J. Biddle, it appears by the
following letter from Judge Woollward, has
resigned the appointment of Chairman of the
Democratic State Central Committee, ** in or
der to give, as a private soldier, or in any
sphere that may be open to him, his whole
exertions for the defense of one invaded Com
monwealth." We take pleasure in giving
prompt recognition to this patriotic course of
Col. Biddle, and we invite public attention to
it as an example worthy to be followed. The
services of an experienced and brave soldier,
se Col. Biddle proved himself to be, both in
this war and in that against Mexico, will be of
grea t value to the State in this season of un
it is, perhaps, necessary for the information
of those who pay butt little attention to party
affairs in these momentous times, to explain
that the reason why Judge Woodward is writ
ten to on the subject, is that he is the Demo
cratic candidate for Governor, and, therefore,
the person who will be most affected by the
resignation of the Chairman of the State Cen
Hon. Cnanixs J. Banns—Dear Sir : I have
received the communication of your wish "to
resign the position of Chairman of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee, in order to
give as a private soldier, or in any sphere that
may be open to you, yqur whole exertions for
the defense of our invaded Commonwealth."
its the chairmanship was accepted by yott
with the =preen understanding that it, was not
to prevent your compliance with any call to
military servibe which you might deem obliga
tory upon you, I cheerfully consent, so far as
1 have any interest in your movements, to your
resort to arms in defense of the State. Indeed,
much as I regret to lose your services at the
head of the Committee, I nevertheless earnestly
desire you to go, and, if possible, to take with
you men enough to expel the invaders from
The Governor's proclamation of the 26th
instant is a specific demand for State defense.
'You will be mustered into the service of the
State," he says, "for the period of ninety days,
but will be required to serve only so much of
that period of the muster as the safety of our
people and honor of our State may require."
There ought to be such an instant uprising of
young men in response to this call as shall be
sufficient to assure the public safety and to
teach the world that no hostile foot can with
impunity tread the soil of Pennsylvania.
I am, very truly, yours,
GEOBGE W. WOODWARD..
Philadelphia, 29th June, 1863.
The patriotic exhortation of Judge Wood
ward will undoubtedly meet a hearty reeperAee
from all parts of the Btate. The danger of a
speedy return of the foe is imminent, and
nothing but an uprising of the people can save
us from desolatioit.
,Arming the Negroes.
Our PrUncial Governor—we presume by
order of the' authorities at Washington—hee
armed and equipped two companies of netrOdd in
our midst. This is in clear violatiOn of the
usage and laws of the State, which a Governor
de facto would have felt himself bound by his
oath to respect. But, independent of other con
siderations, we look upon it as impolitic and
unwise, for the reason that it might, and may
Still, bring upon us terrible ealatnitien. It was
impolitic white the rebels were thundering at
our doors, because, bad they captured the city,
4L13 many feared they would,,and some of their
number been shot by the negroes, they would
doubtless have been so much: e xasperated as
not only to destroy the negrciii . but give the
city up to sack and pillage Ina destruction.
It was unwise, because many of 'these negroes
are drunken, disorderly and vicious, have been
under the surveillance of the police for a long
time, and have only been prevented from com
mitting depredations upon 'the property of
citizens by the vigilance of Barney Campbell,
cihief of They have now aromin
hands, belong to no military organizntion,:and
are, therefore, unrestrained by discipline
While on special duty their captains; _ : to whom
we attribute the best of motives, iipty, and
doubtless will, control them ; but when not
on duty, they go' to their respective homes,
still retaining their arms; and we ask every
intelligent man in the eeminunity if there is
not great danger, under tire circumstances, of
a collision between, them - and the citizens or
the -police; which may result in a fearful riot?
Should each an event occur, the natural an
tagonism of race would be strengthened, and
it must inevitably result in serious injury to
the blacks themselves, besides the loss of life
and the disturbance of the public potioo.
We have every kindly consideration for the
negroes in their proper planes, but cannot con
sent to have them, under any circumstances,
placed upon an equality with white men,
whether in civil or military capacity, and, we
doubt not, that is the feeling of a large major
ity of the soldiers as well as citizens. The two
obnipanies in Question, in obedience to the or.
der of the Mayor, done good service with pick
and shovel in the trene . • 1, •
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name of order end the maintenance of the
public peace, against having these negroes in
our midst with arms in their hands.
If our Provincial Governor desires to cater
to the mad folly of Abolition fanaticism, by
making from Pennsylvania another John Brown
raid “Into the heart of the rebellion," let him
send the negroes who desire to carry arms to
West Chester, where. a camp is being formed
by "Massa Lincom." We do not want them
In this connection 'we With tO soy a few
words to the respectable and sane portion of
the Republicans. If you continue to arm ne
groes and endeavor to incite servile insurrec
tions in the South ; if you permit such ruffians
as Jim Lane and Montgomery to go on steal
ing and destroying private property, burning
towns and desolating the fair fields through
which they pass, can you hope always to es
cape a similar vandalism at the hands of the
Southern soldiers ? It is not in human nature
to endure forever such outrages without retali
ation. The imagination cannot conceive of a
picture more horrible than a war conducted on
these principles, which invariably results in
burning towns, ravished WOlneli, desolated
States, and a fiendish carnage, revolting to
humanity, christianity and civilization.
Let the party in power be wise in time, and
driving from their councils the mad fanatics
who are fast bringing about this state of things,
be guided by the advice of patriots and data
men, conduct the war according to the usages
of civilized nations, and we may yet escape
these terrible calamities.
The Awful Condition of the Country
- . Who are Responsible
The New York Herald, a paper which has
rendered a vonoietent and persistent support to
the National administration, has the following,
which we commend to the attention of all our
Three years ago this country was the envy
of the world. Thirty millions of people of all
classes, conditions, religions and nativities
were living happily together under the freest
government upon the face of the earth. The
poor and the oppressed of all nations found a
refuge upon our shores. Our flag was known
and respected in every land and on every sea.
Our commerce bore to distant climes the pro
ducts of our soil and of our manufactures, and
brought us in exchange ail the comforts and
luxuries we could desire. To be an American
citizen was so great an honor that even the
aristocrats of Europe showed us especial fa-
Toed a nd wanted our representatives with dis
tinguished consideratiort. We had just Sent
France her Emperor and Italy her Liberator,
after having received and protected these illus
trious exiles. - The future King of England
had visited us to-see for himself the supreme
greatness and happiness of a free people under
a government of their own choice. Peace,
contentment and prosperity at home—admira
tion, envy and honor abroad—in these words
r 4-- '
pictured the condition of the United Staten
three years age.
To day one half the country is in rebellion
against the Government. Three hundred thou
sand American soldiers are arrayed against
each ether around the national capital The
loyal armies are destroying publics and private
property at the Booth, and
hivedingand devaet a ti„ - the rebel armies are
g the North. The flames
of burning towns and villages are answered by
1 the red glare of burning ships. Our commerce
is almost totally destroyed, and what is left of
it has abandoned our flag and sought safety
beneath the British ensign. Rebel pirates in
fest the seas, ravage our coasts cnd dare to
enter our harbors. Fifty millions of dollars
worth of property was destroyed or paptured
in Maryland and Pennylvania last week, and
our losses elsewhere are double that sum.
Thousands of brethren who lived in amity and
p eace three years ego.heve since been slain by
fratricidal hatsde and now sleep beneath the
sod. The national currency has depreciated
until gold is at an enormous premium. The
necessaries of life command extravagant prices.llll3loßED CABINET AND AWAIT CHANGES
Our manufactures have ceased almost entirely 'HY'
.'• WIAsHINGTON, June 30, 1863 —The rumors
in some stations of the country, and in others ,
ma ma of the war. In one of o o u n r ly la b rg y es t t h e e it l L ' :lith which
are kept 'in 'feverish activity the citylas been filled for a day or
regard to changes in the Cabinet are
business is attepended that the y t r i :4 itl i :utany foundation, eiteept that strenuous
arm to meet the rebel invasion, Peculation] have been made to procure the substitu •
don of General McClellan for General Halleck,
embezzlement and corruption are rioting
b land General Butler for Mr. Stanton. The fact
official circles. A few hundreds of men wit
out souls are becoming amazingly rich, whil that Lonny leading Republicans, who were at
the masses of the people suffer. Our e t a t enme one time violent opponents of both McClellan
have degenerated into schemingi
that they are the men for the crisis, or with-
Helens. The national debt, s a
thi ev i ng poii and Butler, have either expressed the opinion
daily and hourly increased by war expen drawn their opposition and consented to see
tures,and knavish hands are diligently saga them
color to she rumorsreferred to. The firmness them occupy the
positione named, has given
in robbing the Treasury in a thousand w
Such is the awful condition of the repub li with which these importunities are resisted
Who are responsible? I - , leaves little room for hope that any change will
Thirty years ago a few fanatics began be made. In fact, it is now conceded by those
agitation about the negro. It is now amu who have been most earnest in the matter that
of history that, if this agitation had not there is no prospect of any other change than
tarred, slavery would have died a not that alreade made of the commander of the
death in most of the Southern States, as it) army of the Potomac.
An unusual number of prominent Republican
in Newyork, NeW Jereey and elsewhere. The Sene,tore are in the city. The exigencies of the
fanatics.came originally from New Eoglamilt
was believed in olden times that Boston ants time has tempered to a noticeable extent e their
vicinity was - under the curse of God for its k-
Political acerbity and moderated their preju
nical persecutions. With this curse e dices. ' Many of them seem inclined fo sesk
England fanatics have infected the
safety and ultimate success at the hands of men
After preparing the way by tracts, leoteshose aid and advice they whilom spurned.
and sermons, the Abolition faction dragge4e THE ADVANCE ON RICHMOND.
negro into polities. The Southern slaveholls Information has been received from the pe
resented this attempt to deprive them of tir ninsula showing that the Union forces there
properly. The extremists of both. seals were rapidly nearing Richmond, and it IS pre
joined hands in the infamous work of diviig stinted by the military authorities that. they
and destroying the country. Through its - are strong enough to overcome any force that
cessive stages, like some foul disease, this AI- the rebels may have in the defences of their
lition conspiracy against the Union catt l e capital.
traced by the impartial historian. All sot f
remedies were attempted ; but all failed,e
cause they were merely temporary and did t
aim at the extermination of the disorder. 0
great men of the nation passed away, utse g
fearful warnings of impending danger. At t
_came. A set of unscrupulous pot
clans gave the Abolitionists the opportuoy
they desired, and a sectional party seized e
reins of government. Goaded to madness y
the inflammatory appeals of Southern firtb es
ere, one Wave State after aunt her left the Uoiii.
The Abolitionists encouraged and opplausd
this movement and trampled under footall
proposals for reunion. Awed by the patri ie
outburst of the people when Sumpter wast
tacked, the fanatics at - first acquiesced-in e
war for the Union ; but having control of e
government, they soon managed to transfo
the contest into a war against, slavery.
Led on by Sumner, Wade, Wilson, Chandl q ,
Greeley, Cheever, Garrison, Wendell Phill a
and other such themadmen,, bolitionists
eted all means or oonciliation and endeavo r
to crush out every spark of Union sentimett
at the South. Their threats, speeches, resolt-
Lions and acts of Congress at last culminatta
in emancipation proclamations. The Constk
tution of the United States was torn to tatters.
The South was united and North divided. On
best generals were removed because they would
not eubsoribe to the abolition creed. Victory
then left our banners and perched upon the
rebel: standard. The war is no longer a war
to= subdue the secessionists or to annihilate
the , slaveholders, but a bitter struggle for the
existence of the nation. For all th:s the Abo
litionists are responsible. Their leaders still
walk in high places and fill their pockets from
the national Treasury, and their journals are
still supported by official patronage and gov
ernment contracts; but the end of these things
is at hand. lowed by the infernal Storm they
have raised, these fanatics now ory ME - for
• t .22_t_tinst the rebel I
and save the country. This delusive call bas
been heard once too often. The duty of.the
hour is to remember and to punish. First, let
the rebels be defeated and driven back, and
then, without hesitation or delay, let those
Northern Abolition traitors who are reFponsi
ble for the rebellion and for the success it has
achieved be held to a strict And final account.
TEAM STEVENS ON MURDERING AND BURN
nict.---In a speech delivered to his constitu
eats, last September, Thad. Stevens said:
Abolition ! yes : abolish everything on the face
of angora but this Union ; frog evsey slave—
slay every traitor—burn every rebel titattgett, if
these thiogs be necessary to preserve this tem
ple of freedom to the world and ta our posterity.
Unless we do this we cannot conquer them.
It is to be hoped that if the rebels invade
Lancaster, they will not take vengeance on the
old oinner...—Euening Journal.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
ENCOURAGING NEWS FROM THE ARMY OF THE
NEW YORK. July I.—A special dispatch to
the Tim n, from the headquarters of the Army
of the PotOOMO, dated at 8 o'clock last evening,
It was Stuart's whole force which made the
raid on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad They
arrived at Westminster on Monday night, in
terrupting the• Western Maryland railroad.
They shot two citizens who endeavored to es
cape and inform us.
Early on Tuesday wonting General Gregg
attacked Stuart and drove him from West
minster to Hanover, a distance of 18 miles.
Afterwards Kilpatrick and Costar drove Stu
art out of Hanover after a splendid fight, and
are still pursuing him—a part going toward
Gettysburg and a part toward York.
During the day Gen. Buford drove a regi
ment or rebel infantry out of Gettysburg.
They retreated in a northeasterly direction.
Our army is in splendid spirits, and ezpeot
to hear brilliant news.
The rebels are reported to have burnt Cash
THE CITY OF MEXICO TO BE EVACUATED..
SAN FRANCISCO, Jane 30.—Advices from the
city of Mexico from the 30th of May to the ea h
of Jane have been received. The neivS is of
the highest importance.
President Juarez and his Cabinet have con
cluded to evacuate the City of Mexico.
They have taken this action, believing that
the most effectuNl resistance to the French
army could be made outside of the walls.
On the 31st of May, the government moved
to San Lou s Potosi, =sling all the miv.tble
firearms and munitions of war. They also
took with them two millions of dollars from
The force that garrisoned the city, said to
number over 20,000, was withdrawn to euer
nevaca. Plaza, and the intermediate points
'around the city, for the purpose of carrying on
a guerrilla warfare.
On June Ist a meeting was held in the city,
at-which the principal leaders of the Church
party were present. They sent a commission
to Gen. Furey to offer their allyginnee to the
On June sth a division of the French army
ocoupied the main entranog to the city, and
afforded the Church party protec9oa ageiust
the excited populace.
The whole French army was expected to oc
cupy the capital on the Bth of June.
Three newepapere have been established fa
voring the policy of the French. One of these
"The occupation of this city settles with
absolute certainly that it is necessary to extir
pate by the root the Demteratic principle, and
Lager need there be even a dream of popu
also advises the confiscation of the prop
of all parties who have been.. or are in
is against the French.
:'his news is derived from letters received
te from high Mexican officials.
BY THE MAILS.
THE NAVIGATION OF THE POTOMAC
A careful examination of the banks of the
Potomac shows that there has been no attempt
by the rebels recently to otstruct 14 naviga-
tion, nor are there any indications Whatever
of such a purpose.
THE. CAPTURE OF STORES BY STUART'S CAVALRY.
WASHINGTON, June 30, 1863 —The Republi
can this afternoon published the following
semi-official account of the capture of com
missary stores by Stuart's cavalry on Sunday
The commissary commissary stores captdred by the rebels
on Sunday morning were nut at Edwards' Fer
ry, as stated yesterday, but six miles this side
of that place, on board the canal barges. They
were in charge of Captain Granger, of the
Commissary Department. He lett Edwards'
Ferry on Saturday evening, under the impres
sion that everything was certainly safe in this
direction, and came down to a point nett'. Sen
eca creek, where, at four o'clock on Sunday
'D oming. he found himeelf SUrreunded by the
whole of the forces under Generals Stuart,
Fitzhugh Lee and M'Mabon, numbering about
eight thousand men. Of course the properly
in 'Captain Granger's charge, and the men un
der him, fell into the hands of the rebels.
The supplies consisted chiefly of hard bread
The rebels, who said they had subsisted six
days on two days rations, made haste to sup
ply th,meelves with the hard bread, not caring
to secure what little coffee, sugar and other
useful articles were on board the barges. In
twenty minutes flies , bad their haversacks well
filled and were in ilieir saddles ready to move
—the stores not taken for immediate supply
having been. set on fire by order of General
They then moved with their prisoners, Capt.
clranger, his aßeistanre and wen, in the direc
tion of Rockville, through which plese they
passed. On entering and passing through the
made the. WilctegitiWitenstaiStrofthroins
the rebel invaders. Tee women were pardon
larly enthusiastic, many of them waving their
handkerchiefs from doors and windows, and
some rushed to the iebel officers and embraced
them. One woman, who is known, made her
self particularly conspicuous. She was on
horseback, and riding up to Gen. Stuart, wa
ring her hand and bowleg her head, said—"l
can mitre you GenPrfil, that the ladies of
Rockville are delighted to see you and yaur
command." From one private dwelling a se
cesh flag was diaplayed. Rockville has never
been noted for its loyalty, but this demonstra-•
Lion, witnessed by our officers, will not be for
The rebel foreeg, with their prisoners, On
tinned their march. to Brookville, where the
later were paroled. Capt. Granger and the
other officers and men were compelled to keep
up with the mounted rebt.ls the whole distance
to Brookville, which was about thirty-five miles
by the route taken.
The rebel officers were very much alarmed
for fear of being met or overtaken by General
Pleasanton's forces. The fear of encounterieg
a force of the Union troops is the reason, prob
ably, wby the raiders did nct, destroy the rail
road between here and Baltimore, and also
why they did not stop to do much damage to
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, between Bal
timore and Frederick, which has since been
repaired and is now in good running order.
THE UNION AND REBEL ARMIES PREPAB/lia FOR
A GREAT BATTLE
WASHINGTON, June 30.—The information re
ceived litre to-day has completely allayed all
apprehension of any obstruction of the railroad
between Washington and Baltimore. It is
definitely ascertained that like cavalry expedi
tion under J. E B. Stuart, Filzhitgli Lee and
xumabou ' which made the raid in this vicini
ty on Stiiiclay last, has left the neighborhood;
and after doing slight damage to the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad at Sykesville and Marriotts
villa, hurried northward to join the main body
of Lee's army.
The indications are that Lee haii recalled his
marauders from all the points where they were
recently scattered, and is concentrating all his
forces to resist the attack of General 14Ieade's
army, which is believed to be imminent.
THE ARMY READY FOR DEFENCE OR ATTACK
WASHINGTON, June 80 letter from the
Army of the Potomac, received to-night, says
General Aleade's appointment is.well received
everywhere, and that be is employed in ar
ranging his plans for the future, ably assisted
by the chiefs of the various departments, who
served tinder the former.commanders of this
army. Our troops are now in a position to
repel an attack, or at once to assume the of
THE CAUSES OF GEN. HOOKER'S REMOVAL
MARYLAND Hwrowrs, June 28 —We were
visited here yesterday by Maj. Gen. Hooker,
accompa by Brigadier General Warren.
The object of commanding general's ride
from Poolesville, coney, Frederick, or
somewhere thereabouts, to inquire into
the propriety of evacuating the heights. He
sent for Col. Reynolds, our a ineof; and
asked him what the object was in h 'ng the
heights? The Colonel replied that h had
often asked the same question and never got
a satisfactory answer. Gen. Hooker then
issued an order that the place should be evacu
ated by 7 o'clock next morning. That such
guns AB could not be taken away should be
destroyed, and the stores removed. Immedi
ately after be informed General Halleck bf.
what he had done, whereupon he received a
dispatch in reply countermanding the order,
and saying that the fortifications had cost too
much to be given np unless under the most
urgent necessity. He considered Harper's
Ferry to bs the key to the present and future
operations of the Army of the Potomac. Gen.
Hooker's comment upon this was natural
enough— , g What is the use in. holding .on to
the key after the door ie smashed ?" Another
of General Hooker's Was treated with
the same want of respect by General Ha)leck.
Gen. Hooker felt terribly mortified. While on
his way back from here, atter a visit of a cou
ple of hours, he received an order from Wash
ington removing him from the command, and
placing Major General Meade in his stead.
PROCLAMATION OF GENERAL EARLY TO THE PEO-
PLE OF YORK.
YORK, June 80 1 iso,r—To THE CITIZENS OF
Yost :--I have a'estained from burning the
railroad buildings and car shop in your town
because, after examination, I am satisfied the
safety of the town would he endangered ; and
acting in the spirt of humanity, which has ever
characterized my government and its military
guthorities, I do not desire to involve the inno
cent in the same punishment with the guilty.
Had I applied the torch without regard to con
sequenbes I would then have pursued a course
that would have been fully vindicated as an act.
of just retaliation for the authorized acts of
barbarity perpetrated by your own army on our
i soil; bin we do not war upon women and child
ren, and I trust the treatment you have met
with at the hands of my soldiers will open your
eyes to the odious tyranny under which it is
apparent to all you are yourselves groaning.
J. A. EARLEY, Major General C. S. A.
FROM GENERAL GRANT'S ARMY—VICKSBURG AND
WHAT IS GOING ON THERE—OUR OWN AND
CHICKASAW BAYOU, June 23, 1863.—Port
Hodson has not been taken. General Grant
was deceived by a false report to that effect
given out before the boat landed. The report
was brought by the Arizona, war vessel, which
arrived on Tuesday night, having passed around
Port Hudson by the Atchafalaya.
The firing here has been quicker in conse
quence of the intense heat. We have gained
possession of another fort on the lett.
CAIRO, June 30, 1863 —The despatch boat
General Lyon hits at Tired from Yazoo Landing
on the morning of the 26th. There had been
fighting all day on Thursday in the rear of
Vicksburg, and at night one of the rebel forts
was blown up, causing a terrible concussion.
The steamer Lyon was fired upon at. Cypress
Bend on her trip down by a rebel battery.
The rebel fire was returned and the rebels
driven off with the loss of several killed end
CHICAGO, Suns 30 —A special Memphis dis
patch, dated the 29th, says : The steamer
New Kentucky, brings news from Gen. Lo
gan's division, which had taken an important
fort from the enemy. He mined and blew up
one corner on Saturday, thus producing a
breach in the walls, through which we entered.
The rebels fought with reckless courage, but
were forced to yield. GOD. Logan had al.
ready mounted two heavy guns in the aban
Heavy firing was going on at Vicksburg all
the time. Grant continues to contract his lines,
and is daily making near approaches to the
Gen. Logan has an inside position.
MANCHESTER, TENN., June 28.—The Chatta
nocga, Ma, in an exultant editorial on the
rebel situation, says
At no time within the past two years has the
horizon of the Confederates States uprisen in
such splendor as now, when from Vicksburg,
Virginia and Middle Tennessee harbinger days
of peace seem to burst in harmonious lustre
from the long night of war. To drive Genet al
Grant out of Mississippi, invest, the Yankee
capital from Maryland, invade Penneylvania
and defeat Gen Romans are present objects,
The Rebel thinks " the prospects were never
better for the consummation of these legitimate
and possible contingencies," and says: • "As
we at Nance into the North the troubled spirits
of democracy must be told that our object is
peace, and that when one independence is re
cognized we will lay down our arms. Mr. Va -
landighom will tell them so ; but let our gov
erunilit, u , 34 4 cer generals., when we march over
the ' border, proclaim that it is recorded that
.e m .s. on his way to hell. t.hre* a sop to
Le us mot disdain to threw a little
sop to 4.0 rcatiess gmis - t — orde - thadrany."
MANcussran, TENN.. June 29, 1863.—The
Chattanooga it ebel contaius the folio lon items:
JACKSON, Miss , June 24, 1863.—Twenty
Yankees captured a freight train at Brookhaven
to day and burned it. They then left in the
direction of Monticello.
Firing was heard at Vicksburg at seven
o'clock this evening.
The Rebel of the 24th inst., editorially els
"On the 22nd inst., General Grant attacked us
along our whole line, but fai led to carry a single
breastwork, and was repulsed with a loss of
ten thousand men, and is now in full retreat."
Tome dispatches from which the foregoing it-
farences are drawn by the Rebel are by no means
JAcksow, June 25, 1863.—A special to the
;Ilississippian. d tied Grenada 24,h, announces
the art ival there of eighty-three prisoners taken
JACKSON, June 24.—General Taylor had a
stirwinh with a email force of the enemy at
Rit.hmond, La , on the 17th.
The firing at Vicksburg still continues, far
heaver than any ever heard.
Official dispatches state that Gsa. Chalmers
sunk three transports below Memphis on the
20th And disabled another.
JACKSON, June 24, via MOBILE, June 25.
A 5m..11 party of twenty Yankees captured a
freight train at Brookhaven, the station on the
Jackson &IA New Orleans railroad, fifty-eight
mites south of Jackson, They burned the train
and then left, taking the road east towards
The firing at Vicksburg ceased at seven o'clock
JACKSON, Miss., June 25 —Colonel Lyons,
commanding cavalry outside of Port Hudson,
attacked Grierson in the rear of Banks' army
yesterday, capturing fifty prisoners and fifty
seven wagons and teams, and putting the re
mainder of thy Yankees to flight.
OSYKA, June 25.—General Taylor fought
and whipped the federals opposite Baton Rouge
Osvn , rune 24, via MOBILE, June 25.—The
Lieutenant and provost guard at Clinton, La.,
have been ordered here.
Very heavy firing was heard last night at
IMMEDIATE ORGANIZATION OF. THIRTY REGIMENTS
IN NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN.
ALBANY, June 30.—Governor Seymour has
ordered Inspector-General Miller to go to New
York immediately, and organize thirty . regi
men's in that city and Brooklyn. Th.-y will
be drilled in artillery as will as infantry prac
tice, with the view of placing them in ford&
A Good Idea.
The New York World has the following,
which we consider good applying as it does as
well to Pennsylvania as to the other States of
"In response to the call of Governor Tod for
troops to repel the threatened invasion of Lee,
the Democratic convention of Coshocton ecun
ty, which was in-session, resolved unanimously
that Governor Tod be requested 'to send the
United States troops now oppressing the loyal
people of Coshocton, Knox and Holmes coun
ties to repel the invaders; and that our young
men be requested to volunteer to prevent the
yowl of rebel troops upon the soil of Ohio.'
"This was good advice. There are probably
80,000 troops now located in various points in
Gits‘Western States who might have been in the
fieleAut for the outrages of Burnside and.
nascali....The only way to conquer the North,
as the administration will find, is first to con
quer the South. It is monstrous to be keep
ing troops in Ghia to put down the 'people of
that State, when thhy are so much needed 41:1
All the gamblers in Cincinnati have been or
dered to leave within Afteen days.
GRASS FED INDIANS.—One of the Califor
nia journals has the following statement rela
tive to a new kind of food adopted by the
"Digger Indians," as they are called :—"Tbere
are two considerable Indian villages in the
vicinity at the present tine, and the Indians,
who looked as lean and gaunt as half-famished
wolves during the past winter, now appear en
joying all the luxuries that an abundant supply
of beetand bread eon Afford_ The hills in the
vicinity are verdant with nice tender clover,
which is devoured by these poor savages with
as much gusto as an epicure would devour a
most dainty dish. They gather the clover in
baskets and prepare it for use by heating large
stones and placing a layer of clover well mois
tened between each layer Of stones. It soon
becomes ready for use, and each one of them
will eat a supply of clover thus prepared that
would almost supply a horse."
NCI33 "Abvctti einem B
LEGISLATIVE BANK NOTIPE.-
Notion ig hereby given that afplilatlOn will be
made to the legial..tive auth4stil "1 Ponntiylv min, at
the neat session of the Gent ral assembly them:v.(M.
mem. g the tint Tuesdly of January, A. D, 1864 for
the incozporatiun of a 'Rabic baymg banking and dis
counting privileges, with a capital of One Million Tol
larN by the name and style of "The Oil City Bank,"
and to be located ac Oil City, Venangircounty, Penn
sylvania. C.Y. CULVER.
June `d:Slth, 1863-8 m
T,Ozn r—sonAiwhere on Market street,
between Peso.," tied Proth--e btsel. Purse. den
-tail/log Sim is mosey a Ring and st - verad. Other arti
cles. A reward of VO wilt. be r ad to the finder by
leaving it at thrs t face. ju
N - OTlCE.—Notice is hereby given that
11 "The Commercial Bank of Pennsylvania," intend
to apply to the L.egislatu•e of Pennsylvania at thei r next
session. for a renewal of their charter. Said bank is lo
cated in the city of Phttadelphia, with an authorized
capital of one million of dollars, a renewal of which
will be asked for. with the usual banking privileges.—
By order of the Board. S. C PALMER, Cashier,
PittLinnuoini, June 29.1608.0rn
HEADQUARTERS PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA,
.ThErrisburg . , June 30, 1863. JJ
All persons, residents of the city of Harris
burg or vicinity, unattached to any military
organization, to whom arms and ammunition,
or either, have lately been issued from the
Harrisburg State arsenal, or wbo are in pos
session of arms belongirg to the State, will
immediately attach themselves to a military
organization, to report to these headquarters,
or return the arms and other State property in
their hands to the arsenal.
By order of A. G. CURTIN,
Governor and Commander•in-Chief.
A. L. ittrasELL,
Adjutant. General Peurisylonnia. j9l 3t
MACKEREL, Nos. 1, 2 and 3. in an sized packages—
new. and each package warranted. Just remised, and
for sale low by WM. DOCK Jr.. A "s
NOTlCE.—Notice is hereby given that
application will be made to the Legislature of
Pennsylvania at their next session, for a renewal of the
charter of The Farmers , Bank of Schuylkill County,
l oca t e d i n pottayille, in tne county of Schuylkill, with
the present capital of one immix-ea thouvauclßassi
and with the usual banking privilege..
P.W. CAKE, Cashier.
June 16, 1863.-7 m
MAYOB'S OFFICE, LIARBISBITEG,
June 25, 1863
In the present crisis it is important that
every citizen should be perfectly calm in the
performance of his fluty. Therefore, to ex
clude all unnecessary excitement in this city,
it is hereby- enjoined on all Tavern Keepers,
Retail Liquor Dealers and Keepers of Lager
Beer shops, to close their bars and shops and
discontinue the sale of any intoxicating liquor
whatever until further notice.
je26-tf A. L. ROUMFORT, Mayor.
rIHE AMERICAN T LV G APII
COMPANY—From Harrisburg to Baltimore
This long neglected line has passed into the hand! of
thenlaua Lets...oo, owsup.r 7 ho are about erecting
opposition lines from Philadeli hia to Pittsburg and front
Baltimore to Pittserrv, connecting at tits various
points with the independent lines. now made frrm
Poitland to Washington and making from New York to
buffalo, Chicago and Miiwaukie; also, from Pittsburg
to Cincinnati. t ouisville, St. Louis and other western
cities ano towns. These companies gill ext.nd their
I,res to the Pacific the -cmine year. By the Amerieem
line mt £L , SOPP. go dire at to 9toi k, Gettysburg, Baltimore,
warlingtop, Philadelphia, New Yea, Botton, Pottiand
and intermediate stations
Connected with it is the Susynebannka North and
West Br,:neh lines.
Office PATKIOT AND UNION Building, Third street,
between Market and Walnut, Berri burg.
All briefness will be promptly attended to.
BL OD! BLOOD!
BORES: THETR CAUSE A DEPRAVED CON
DUTTON OF THE VITAL FLUID,
SCROFULA, ULCERS, SORES, SPOTS, TET
TEES. SCALb S, BOILS. SYPHILIS OR VENE
REAL DISEASES, ETC
R orio T AND HERB
Is offered to the public as a positive cure. Basishas 411
impurities of the blood and bringit the system' to is
healthy eelion '
cure those spots, Totters, Scales and
Copper Colored Patches.
SYPHILIS OR VENEREAL DISEASES
Tbe . tiamaritan's Root and Herb Juices is the most
certain remedy ever prescribed It removes every par
ticle of the poison.
In many affections with which numbers of Females
suffer, the jOOT D Hhiiß JURIES is most happily
adapted, in Ulcerated 'Uterus, in Whites, in bearing
down, Falling of the Womb. Debility, and for all COM
plaints Incident ti) t o iteit.
DO NOT DESPAIR.
Keep out of 'hospitals Here is a cure in any cane fot
$5. Price $1 per bottle, or six for $5, with full direc
tions. Sold by D. W. GROSS & CO.
Sent by hxprees carefully pact ed by
DESMoND & CO„
Buz 151 Phila. P.O.
W. KNOCHE'S MUSIC STORE,
AT 93 MARKET ST.
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.
on the amount of their respective City Taxes,
on the payment of the same to JOHN T. WIL
SON, Esq., City Trea.urer, on or before the
first day of July, 1868.
By order of the Common Council.
Harrisburg, June 8, 1863-td Clerk.
THE BEST FAMILY SEWING
WHEELER & WILSON'S.
NEW OFFICE, Market Square, next to Colder's
jj:T. gall and see them in operation
A general assortment of maeldners and needles ems
etantly On hang.
MISS MARGARET RINE T
Will exhibit and Belt them, and &eo do all ahoda
machine sewing on these m.ehineki in the beat manner.
The patronage of the public id reepeatfully solicited,
N 1.4 - .511. A b S "CHALLENGE
1J BLeoutso.,2-1.00 Gaoss. assorted eke , just to
Cebred and for Safe, uthodstale and retail.
dell WK. DOGE, :a., ic CO.
A. J. BALDWIN, Manager