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THURSDAY PdO6ITING, JULY 16, 1863
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TAR RATIONAL PLATFORM.
PURPOSES OP THE WAR.
Congress, by a vote nearly unanimous, passed
the following resolution, which expresses the
voice of the Nation and is the true standard of
That the present deplorable civil war bee born
forced upon the country by the disunionists of the
Southern States, now in arms egainstthe Constitutional
Government, and in arms around the Capital; that in
this National emergency, Congreso, banishing all feel
ing of mere passion or resentment, will recollect only
Mt duty is the whole country; that this war is not
waged on their part in any spirit of oppression, or for
any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of
overthrowing or interfering with the rights 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 Mc
Several Slates unimpaired; and that as soon as thus ob
j acts are accomplished tke war aught to cease."
ERRATIM-A material error occurred in
No. 3, " State Rights and State Remedies."
In the paragraph commencing "I am credibly
informed that Mr. Gregg," &c., Ist word,llth
line, for "loyal" read royal.
The War—The Cause of Its Prolongation
—The Way to Terminate it
We cheerfully adopt the following article,
which we find in the daily Telegraph of the
13th, (the only sensible and truthful editorial
which we have ever seen in that paper,) with
some additions of our own which we enclose
in brackets, thus ["**]. These additions, the
expunging of four lines and the erasure of ass
ate, and strictly true. The Telegraph thus
We sometimes incline to the notion that,
had there been no money in the war, bad the
men who lead now on the side of the Govern
ment been as incorruptible as those who led on
the same side during the revolution of 1776,
the war would have been ended in a single
campaign. The lust of gain, the greed of power
and the temptation of position, which now pre
ginnug g very largo. Om in the free states,
has had much to do with the prolongation of
[The highest officials in the administration
from the very beginning of the war, having set
the pernicious example of plundering the na
tional treasury whenever the opportunity pre
sented, the demoralization has descended to the
lowest employee, until now] seven out of every
ten officers in the service deem it to their advan
tage to.prolong the war, simply because with the
end of the war will come a suspension of position
and salary, such as these men never received
before, and never can receive in any civil posi
tion for which their talents fit them. These men
fight to prolong the war. Added to these are
a large class in the mercantile and financial
world, men of immense influence, who are
amassing colossal fortunes solely by the pro
/m*4l4n of the war. The Metaeht that the
federal forces achieve a victory, the price of
gold and the cost of goods of all kinds, fall.—
Thit is reversed when we are defeated, and
hence it is the business and the interest of
large and powerful class of men, who profess
to be loyal, to keep the country in a constant
state of suspense between victory and defeat.
How this is accomplished need not now be ex
plained. Sufficient for the reader to know that
such has been the condition of affairs when the
country should be enjoying the security of
peace after having taught the few 'thousand
miserable traitors engaged in this rebellion the
folly of fighting a government so vastly supe
rior to fis opponents in material resources.—
But we can safely write that the wealth amas
sed in thus prolonging the war by speculations
in the money market, commerce, manufactures
and contracts, will be a curse to the children's
children 01 those who amassed it—a curse
equal in withering, blighting influence to that
which will taint the latest generation of those
who engaged in the fell work of treason.
[Another and perhaps still more baleful in
fluence exerted for the prolongation of the
war, has been the mad fanaticism of a con
trolling faction, who, impiously dierivirdins
the eternal laws of nature's God, and blind to
the teachings of history, are willing to sacri
fice Vaion, liberty. and law, in the futile at
tempt to liberate the Southern slaves, and
place thegt upon political and social equality
with the whites:. With them a speedy end of
the war and a redid:Mall:l of the Union is the
worst calamity that could happen, because
their only hope of
. upturning the existing or
der of things, und.produeing the social disor
.der necessary. Wimpy out their plans, is in
prolonging the war tuts indefinite period,]
In the condition of affairs now, there need
be no prolongation of • thifirit.: Depend upon
it, whenever you liear an officer profoundly
discussing; the impossibility 4 capturing a
whole siebetutny, he is arguing kilt own chances
of retaining a well paying position instead of
the chances of victory to the army in which he
commands. Armies have been captured here
tofore, and there is no reason why they should
not now also be captured. During the revolu
tionary war, the colonial forces captured two
splendid British armies, one commanded by
Burgoyne and the other hLCornwallis. Napo
leon capturidl446 of tlitricst art en oil -.
to oppose his conquest :e f ilitainitipienk, h4 t ,'
has been dont oil nigh fiii seohniplis
It can I:4!taccbmpliihed as 11300 n as we [gEi: d cif
the folly of fanaticism and] make the war in re
ality a struggle for the government—for the na
tion—instead of a fight among scrambling spec
ulators,or an idle show of military power to serve
the ambition and fill the stomachs of every as
piring or hungry politician in the land. What
ha's made the rebellion thus far successful, has
been the vigor, valor and disinterested devotion
of the rebels. There is unity among the trai
tors. They are willing to make any sacrifice
for success. Those at home devote themselves
to seconding the efforts of those in the field.
Their officers fight for victory, not for, mere
position and pay. They are aubna'te& by one
power, and that la the power represented in the
COnfederacy. This is the spirit which we need,
not only in our armies, but. in our 'communi
ties. We want personal sacrifices as well to be
made by those at home as those in the army.
We want men to forget their own interests jubt,
a few months, and devote themselves exclu
sively to the good of the country. We want
every consideration of business—every hope
of personal gain, [including mule contracts,]
made to subserve considerations of national suc
cess and permanent peace. We want the in
fernal and eternal greed of money-making
':stopped while our fighting men are periling
life and limb in a struggle for the nation—so
that every man can lend a hand to the speedy
' ending of the war. The war in its present
shape can be ended in a very few months, if
the country devotes itself entirely to that
[lf the Union can be restored by war, with
our recent victories, and our superior resour
ces, it must be soon accomplished ; and if it
cannot be done in that way, we hope there will
be a sufficient awakening of intelligence among
the people to resort to any resumes leftoom•
promise and conciliation—instead of furnish
ing any more money to satiate the greed of the
party in power, or sending any more men to
be crushed under the remorseless wheels of.
the Juggernaut of Abolitionism.]
Tile Draft Blot in New York
It is with hearts sad and eieltened to the
very core, that we have read the dreadful de
tails of the recent draft riot in New- York.—
Rebellion, robbery, arson and murder have
been theib perpetrated, by men transformed,
in the fury of the moment; into fiends incar
nate. There is no excuse for all this; not one
word to be uttered about it, by faithful, law
abiding citizens, except to denounce it in all
its phases, and against all its pretexts. We
trust—nay, we feel assured, there will be no
similar scenes enacted within the borders of
our sterling obi Commonwealth, whose noblest
boast in history is, that "her foundation° were
laid broad and deep, in the spirit of justice,
amity and good will toward all men."
—melon tos false to itY7 - 1
and faithless to the best hopes of freedom and
humanity. That the Conscription Act was
conceived in treason, and broUght forth in vio2
lation of the. Constitution, we declare before
Heaven, our sincere belief. Nevertheless, it
is a law of the land, and can only be properly
arrested through tLe power, and according
to the forms prescribed by a superior organic
The leading men of the Black Republican
4porty, who stand aghast to-day, as we do, at
this terrible exhibition of lawless force and
violence, Gan read in it a lesson which ought
to crimson their cheeks with shame, and send
them to their closets, to beg on beaded knees
the forgiveness of the Prince of Pelee, for hav-
ing themselves first taught in our land, the
loose morality in reference'to solemnly estab
lished law, which has culminated thus ; for
having for years preached and ,prated about a
44ruonan wow" than the written laws and Con
stitution of our forefatherei about a shadowy
something in the human mind, which each in
dividual has to define and shape in his own
way, and according to his own perception of
right and wrong! This, the New York rioters
have done with a vengeance, and their com
mentary upon the “manxit: Lew" doctrines
has been traced in blood and flames !
Here at tkOine we have had an organ of the
Black. Republican party, sending out almost
every week, riotous and incendiary teachings,
aimed at individuals, but if carried into effect,
sure to bring conflagration, rapine, and all the
attendant horrors of a merciless mob, let loose
upon a crowded city. Anon, i issuis, in blind
and impotent rage, threats of murder by the
rope, a la TRISTAN L' HERMITS, who is the
first Provost Marshal in order of time, which
history or poetry has embalmed ; and the last
one, we are sore, that will ever be thus be
The more this Conscription law, and the cir
cumstances attending its enactment are exam
ined, the more clearly is apparent a deep and
insidious design to subvert partly by means of
it, the Constitution and liberty of this coun
try, and to maintain in power the present cor
rupt and imbecile administration, and its at
tendant bevy of thieves and plunderers. The
former enactments of Congress, giving author
ity to the President " for calling forth the
militia of the States to execute the laws, sup
press insurrections and repel invasions," and
the two decisions of the Supreme Court, re
ferred to by us yesterday, def4aiog the extent
and conettning the powers of the President
under these enactments—altogether gave to
him the most ample powers. These decisions
were made in view' of the rebellious course of
Massachuseets in reference to the Embargo
law, in time of President Jefferson; and the
mill more traitorous conduct of two or three
"blue-light federal" Governors, toward Pre
sident Madison, during the war of 1812. The
last ease referred tU—[l2 Wheaton, 19]—which
we have always thought, gives in the decision
an undge deference to the President's power--
came up from the Sate of New York. There
was left, when this was decided, not the slight
est occasion for any new, or additional powers
to be given to the General Government. We
have had drafts for the quotas of militia asked
for by the President since then, and even
within a twelve month, and readily responded '
to by the States. Not a single word of diffi
culty was heard in any quart r
. " 8 t.b l ereempt-
Bess or entire fulfillment in ''
,'d tcline tigQ7'
tas called for, respectively. • . Madisoai.in
his ti complained in a•message,to Congress
of 441)strbetions thrown in his way by State
t V i
the '. assaciiiiiitts Judges ,on Pe! subject as
6 , n te antfelq fortunate.": ' Pretadetrt Lincoln
never asked, that we remember, for auilikodi
fication of the existing lima nkßiiiien, or
for any new powers in reference to "calling
forth the militia" of the States ; and yet the
laat. Illack Republican Congress batched tip
this new law that ignores all idea of any mili
tary organization in the States, as such ; seizes
all the proper material for such organizations,
and places all in the hands of His Royal High-
ness at Washington, who musters all into his
Royal service at pleasure, without so much as
saying, by your leave, to the sovereign States
of the Union. A new militia is in fact created,
and for what purpose Heaven only knows, un
less it be true that "a strong army will be
required at least a year after this rebellion is
over," to "drive copperheads hissing to their
holes," under the direction of Stanton and
Halleck ; or to hang other copperheads, by the
hand of the would-be Jack Ketch, now sneak
ing about the Harrisburg Telegraph.
We have—(may we be permitted to declare
it ?)—e. constitution of the State of Pennsyl•
Tanis, which, in the happy and unsophisti
cated ignorance of its framers, provides that
"the freemen of this Commonwealth shall be
armed and disciplined FOR ITS DEFENCE."
Read this Conscription act and tell us how the
reqpirements of our State Constitution can be
parried out without conflict, direct and inevi
table, between our State authorities and the
"MONARCHICAL" government which is to be
built up at Washington, if the land bleeds every
pore, if our whole aocial fabric shall be shat
tered into hopeless anarchy by the effort.
The Rebels at Chambersburg
,MAJoa Ton, Mrs. Lincoln's brother, was one
of. the officers of the rebel army, in its late raid
upon Chambersburg, and appears to have made
the acquaintance of almost every merchant
and shop=keeper in the oity. Mrs. Lincoln,
who is herself strongly suspected of a strong
tendency to copperheadism, must feel proud of
the exploits of her valiant brother, and per
haps the President may slightly sympathize
with her. It is rumored that to please Madam,
he has agreed to prolong the war until .Majer
Ton wine the high distinction of a Majdr Gen
eralship in the Confederate service, when he
will close it by one grand battle, and transfer
the General to the Federal service. The rebels
made a demand upon the town for subsistence
estimated to amount in value to between $300,-
000 and $400,000; which was refused, after
which, the chambersburg Valley Spirit• says :
"Guards were sent to all the stores, the mili
tary authorities took possession alma grocer
ies, hardware, flour, drugs, soaps, &c., as they
wanted them. And then the merchants were
directed to keep their stores open and sell to
those who wished to buy for confederate scrip,
on pain of having their doors burst open and
their goods taken without any remuneraion.—
Mr. S. S. Shryock sold books and stationery to
the amount or $B,OOO in rebel paper. The Mee-
Pala 2,000 and $3,000. There was
not a store of any prominence that did not suf
fer heavily. These who did not open at the
first demand were compelled to see their doors
broken in. The officer who seemed to have
particular charge of this delightful piece of
work was Major Ton, a brother of Mrs. Lin
coln. The doughty Major came very near
getting hie skull split, however, by a brave and
patriotic young lady. She had taken her posi
tion in the cellar of her father's private house,
which they insisted on searching, and as they
came to the cellar stairs, she stood there with
an axe in her hands, and calmly informed the
major if he came one step further she would
knock his brains out. Thinking discretion the
better part of valor the major left."
Since the advent of this one idea, imbecile,
fanatip and corrupt administration,the peoples,'
treasury has been open to at least 10,000 plun
derers, some of whom have robbed it remorse
lessly. We have no hesitation in expressing
the belief that one-fifth of all the money that
has been expended during this fratricidal war
has been stolen, and stolen too with theeon
nivance of those entrusted with its onstody.
We have no doubt that when we succeed in
assembling a Democratic Congress the Presi
dent will be impeached, and an act passed put
ting a lieu upon the real estate of every scoun
drel who has been engaged in plundering the
Treasury, until a fair and full inveatigatiem of
each case can be had. This is what ehould be
done—and we think nothing short of it will
satisfy an outraged people.
TILE CONSCRIPTION LAW UNCONSTI:
Decision or Judge M'Cunn.
The N. Y. Herald of the 15th, contains the
following highly important decision:
In the matter of the complaint against
William L. Stephens, an enrolling officer, who
arrested Henry Biesel for an alleged resistance
to the draft in refusing to give his mini* to the
said enrolling officer, and which has been be
fore Judge M'Cunn for the past week, was de
cided by the Judge yesterday afternoon. The
facts of the case were found to be as fol
lows : That Stephens, together with one
Dodge, entered into the shop kept by the
father of the complainant, on the Seventh ave
nue, where they were at work. That Stephens
demanded his name, which he did not refuse
to give, and that while he was endeavpring to
get him a card upon which his name was writ
ten, Stephens siezed him, handcuffed him and
acted in a violent manner, drawing a pistol and
threatened to shoot his father. He then loeked
Biesel up all night in the Park Barracks.—
Judge N'Cunn held on this state of facts :--
First, that the arrest was a violation of the
Second Revised Statutes, page 874, section
one, fourth edition, which makes it t ty k i o d e _
meanor:for any officer, or any person Pretend
ing to be an officer, to arrest any person, or de
tain any person against his will, without legal
process or other lawful authority therefor,_'
And, secondly, that the provisions of the con
scription law, passed March 2, 1863, did not
protect him, for, under the twenty-fifth section
s of onion that the
of the Act, it was 1 1 0 atonal to Wade to give
f a r onthis,
entire act is clearly unconstitutional, for it not
u th d e ge e m nr , o c l u li n n n g
only violates the rights of the people and
creates a distinction among our citizens, but it
is in direct contravention of the fourteeth
and fifteenth sub-ditialOns of notion eight, of
article one, of this Uonstitntion of the United
States. The Constitution, in authorizing
Cmpgress ""to raise and support armies," pro
vi es only for the Standing armies of the coun
try, and not for the volunteer and
forces which any emergency may demand, be
cause the fourteenth sub-division of the eighth
section of article I. authorizes Congress , c to
provide for elating forth the militia to execute
the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections
sted repel invasions." And article 11. of the
arotkendrao, nts provides :—" A well regulated
ittiliti*Ohig necessary to the security of a free
,State,. the right of the people to keep and bear
"-arms Shall not be infringed." And for th, a nr
likse of using this militi . rce the Presio w 1t is
not ..only made the co ' - deri,Wehief 4
etrey and navy '
of the timed 'aibutal; f )
Hie Militfr(of .the several„V4lt
State's, *ben i . lied
*4 thaictual service ok ).he United• St s.—
And, 'therefore, as this Tonscriitikin la ' ,
not ngikeihe`force it creates a militia force of
the States, nor is it part of the standing armies
of the United States, it is clearly not authorized
by the Constitution. The standing army of the
country could be increased by an act of Con
' guess, and the sub-division referred to autho
rizes Congress to provide the means for raising
it ; but Congress, having neglected to do this,
the only force the President is authorized to
use, exclusive of the regular army and navy,
is the militia and volunteer forces contributed
by the several States when called upon. The
Judge deeply regretted that the people had not
had patience and patriotism enough, under the
operation of the Conscription law, to wait until
the courts had fully determined this question;
that the courts were able and equal to the
duty of sustaining the rights of the citizens;
and it was through the courts alone that their
rights and safety in the end were fully and pro
perly protected. Stephens was held to bail in
the sum of $5,000.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
THE NEW-YORK RIOTS.
Naw Yoax, July 15-2 A. M.—A small mob
attacked the office of the United States Quer- '
termaster, Van Vliet, in State Street, to-night,
and attempted to burn the building. The fire
men promptly extinguished the ilemes and dis
persed rioters. th'e mob dish, to-night,
gutted ail ,the cellitrit, dance houses, B:c., in
the lowir part of Greenliiir an d Washington
streets, 'destroying - property,
Arch Bishop Hughes has issued a lengthy
appeal to sit CachOlics to respect the laws, and
retire to their homes with ue little delay as
GOtERNMENT PROUSEEE GUARDED.
All theAuildings in *city:where govern
ment properly is stored--4he•Rustom House,
Sub-Treasury; &c., are guardiul by troops.—
The con pany raised under the auspices of the
merchants, have reported for duty to General
A negro was beaten to death With bricks in
the morning. Thirty t oliOroan have been so
far injured, most of them seriously. Thomas
Quinn was arrested, charged with being one
of the murderers of the eegro Claihson
street. • .
GoviSe'ymour receiVed a message That five
regiments were on therrWay to Plow York. All
the military organizatiOrme to kthie' city are re
quested to assemble foi '
• FUND,. OF $3,750,000 TO FAX THE' - DRAFT.
The Committee of' nuance of City Coun
cils reported .an 0
750,000 ' provide commalation. of the full
quota of gonseripts called for...ficim New York
city: = .
No attack was made on the irsenal, and
eveirything was ready,to give the *oh a warm
reception if one was made. '
No. 10 Lamartige Place r teninied by 'a cou
sin of Horace Greeley;was pluidered by the
mob in the afternoon. A soap chandlery, in
Sixteenth. street, was also emptied of its con
tents. > At the present late,hour:tliere is more
or less noise.
uw Yorix, July 15—fitiOn,—The rioter; host
night visited several houses ~of ill-fame in
cud all in tluir power, and finally beat
off the ruffians.
Quite a serious riot occurred OIL Staten Is
land lastitight. A band of fulfitins SOO strong,
roamed in detached bands over the island,
bunting negroes ostensibly, but really bent . on
plunder. Several negro houses were burned,
their occupants fleeing to the woods. Six ne
groes were killed... Various persons were no
tified that their houses would be burned.
The railroad station at Vanderbilt, landing
was burned. Drinking shops were despoiled
and gutted, and a perTect reign'•or terror pre
No private dwelling were destrhygd,
though deep threats' were made against the
residence of Mr. Haverick, one of the editors
of the Post, and others., The citizens are arm
ing, and a detachment of the Eighth regiment
with two howitzers, Have beensent down.
It is reported thot'tbere is oensidereble die
turbon in Brooklyn n
to , egrolonse
on Columbia street, Waif destroyed, and a few
other`touses'on Feller street were pillaged.
The negroettare`beik terribly maltreated.
An attack was made on some Ulises on
Granitnercy park, includingthe house ofDud
ley Field, from which - a volley Ekf. musketry
was poured into-the villains, scattering them.
Quite a. number of troops are arriving, and
some batteries of artillery have reached the
A large number of families have removed
form the city, and the exodus continues un
Telegraphic communication with the eas
has not'yet been renewed.
. TELE VERY 'LATEST.
Two o'eLoeir, P. at., July 15.—The Mayor
has issued a proclamation, announcing that the
riot has partially subsided, and that the rem
nants of the mob now only seek plunder.
He calls upon the citizens to form patrols,
and orders that all lines of omnibuses, rail
roads and telegraphs must be put in operation
imradiately, and be fully protected by the
military. The laws must and shall be pre
served, and the ofienders pursued and pun
A dispatch from the Secretary of War to
Mayor Opdyke says that five New York city
regiments have been ordered home. That the
retreat of Lee is a rout with much heavier loss
to the rebels than was at first supposed., He
also confirms the, good news from Charleston.
A negro was met on Twenty-third street
early this morning by a Zouave, who advised
him to return to his house. The negro be
came excited and shot the Zouave dead. A
crowd immediately seized the negro and beat
him to death,, and then hung his body to a
Several clothing and hat stnrns, and private
residences, were sacked last night.
The mob on Staten Island sacked the lyceum
attached to the Marine Hospital, taking off
about five hundred muskets, with ammunition.
The same mob hung a negro there. '
The stages commenced running this after
The majority of the stores down town are
CAPTURES BY THE PIRATES.
NEW YORK July 15 —The ship Southern
Cross was captured on June 6t,b, and burned.
She was from Buena Vista for New York.
The ship Red Gauntlet of Boston for Hong
K on g was captured on the 14th, in lat. 7 85,
long. 36 40. The pirate kept in her company,
taking all she wanted from her and burned
her on the 26th.
The ship B. F. Iloilo was captured on the
16th, in 1at..12. north, long. 30. Thd pirates
took half a million dollars worth of 'direr bars
from her and then sunk her with .thirty, tons
of Silver ore OR bos.rd. She was ppm m at .
lm for Falmouth.
The schooner V. H. Hill, of Proiideneetown,
was captured on the 27th ult., in lat. 30 n.,
long: 48.50, and xeleesed on , a: bond on,condi- •
Lion that she take the prisonerd io Bermuda,
where she landed on July 4.th.
FROM THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
TUE PARTICULARS OP LEES RETREAT
ARMY OF nut POTOMAC, July 4.—The Mitt
news of the retreat of Lee and his army into
Virginia, was received at 4 o'clock this morn
ing, from a citizen who lived within their lines.
General Kilpatrick, commanding a cavalry di
vision, that point, s '4u4,1,4s men on the
_:- readied W i . sper( at 7 o'clock,
ere - frid' tQQ Aeltsittdiers, who had
ser ~ '', '.'.
ached r . . .
The t ws,flached Sta. r - de's headgear
u 114 o'ettfekil'When- (Via division
of cavalry was ordered to Al to Waters,
where they engaged and captured a brigade of
rebels under Gen. Pettigrew, who was killed.
The position of the rebels was naturally
strong, but their works were 'not of much so
e 0 Mil, - etch - slating principally of hurriedly seii
etructed rifle pits.
After Lee had retreated across the river, it
was ascertained that he commenced to move
hisitrtillery to the rear as earlyiskyesterday
moyutiAg, which was ,continudeviag the
wftlerdiy, deparrling 4.-
almost *hotly-upon the
infaniry and cavalry to keep ottr army in
check. . ,
COUNCIL OF WAR HELD
General Mead held a council of war on
Saturday and Sunday evening, consisting of
his corps commanders, when the question of
attsok was freely discussed. All the 43-enerals
assembled were in favor of an immediate at
tack, except Sedgwick, Slocum, Sykes and
General Meade himself was in favor of active
operations, 'but finding his corps commanders
equally divided,'be hesitated to give the order,
and the rebel army Was allowed to make their
Au order was issued on Monday evening for
a movement along the whole line at 7 o'clock
PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA IN MOTION
Yesterday afternoon about two thousand of
the Pennsylvania militia which had arrived in
the vicinity of ilagtrotown, were taken to the
front and ,put into action. They were imme
diately ordered to charge on the enemy, which
was promptly done, brit not without some loss.
BY' THE MAILS-
THE ATTACK ON CHARLESTON.
REBEL ACCOUNT OF THE BOMBARDMENT OF MOR
CHARLESTON, July- 13.—T0 Gen. S. Cooper,
adjutant and Inspector General:—Nothing
new since yesterday. The enemy is engaged
in establishing batteries for longrange guns on
the middle of Morris Island, being aided by five
monitors.' Their Wetkien gunboats are firing
on batteries Wagner and Gregg, on the north
end of Morris Island.
• The Richniond Enquirer of the 18th gives
the follOiving official dispatch from Gen. Beau
CHARLESTON, July 10.--To Gen. S. Cooper,
Adjutant and hispector Generals —At dark on
the 10th the enemy retained possession of the
southern end of Morris Island. Four monitors
engaged the battery Wager and the battery at
Cumming's Point without damage or casualties,
but the loss in opposing the landing was se
vere, 800 being killed and wounded, including
sixteen officers. The enemy's loss is undoubt•
G. T. BEAUREGARD
CukaLzsro3T 2 July 10-11-30 P. M
To Gen. Goorna ;
The enemy has a threatening force on the
lower front of James Island. along the Stono,
and an attempt was made to destroy the Sa
vannah railroad bridge, but was foiled, with
the loss of one steamboat.
There was a land as well as naval attack upon
the Morris Island forts. The N. Y. Tribune
states that Gen. Gilmore leads the landlorees,
Rlkerwilileille - WE:lire:Ms *ere attacKing it
from the water side. The immense importance
of this movement, says the Tribune, and the
value of the success are due to the position of
Morris Island with reference to Fort Sumter,
which will be threatened and destroyed by the
batteries of Gen. Gillmore from the ground
which he thus occupies. His splendid success
at Fort Pulaski is evidence enough of what
this officer will accomplish when once he estab
lished himself with range of Fort Sumter.
UNCONDITIONAL SURRUNDER OF PORT
THZ MISSISSIPPI OPEN
WAeItINGToN, July 1.01,--The Richmond pa
pers of to-day acknowledge the fall of Vicke
The following extracts are tak n from to
day's Enquirer :
Moans, July 13.—T0 Gen. Cooper, Adjutant
and Inspector General,, C. S. A.:—The New Or
leans Era otthe 10th announces the uncondi
tional surrender of Port Hudson, at 7 o'clock
on the 9th instant.
GEORGE G. GARDNER; Chief of Staff
NEW YORK RIOTS ENDED
The N. Y. Tribune, of yesterday, says
At the last moment a before going to press,
we receive the gratifying intelligende from the
headquarters of the police department that
the police have.oontrolzof the oity.
AN ORDINANCE making appropriation for
the payment of the special palice force_
Bietiox 1. Be U ordained by the Common Coun
cil of the City of liairiebure s That the sum al three
hundred and fifty-four dollars and 'tbirty-seven
cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated for
the payment of the special police force appointed
by the Mayor during the excitement attending the
invasion of the Cumberland Valley.
W. 0; HICKOK, •
President Common Council.
Passed July 14, 1863.
Attest—De'vin Damns, Clerk.
Approved July 15, 1863.
A. L. ROUMFORT, Mayor.
ON INDEPENDENCE ISLAND,
MONDAY, JULY 20, 1863.
A SACK RACE FOR A SILVER CUP
• Wili come off in the afternoon.
TIOKITS 25 cents
MANAGERS : Henry Dickey, Michael Maloy, John
Maar, Michael Cunningham.
MASTER or Csarmomiss : James Sprucebackc.
SECOND ANNUAL PIC-NIC
PAXTON .FIRE COMPANY,
Will be held at
• HAERWLENPS WOODS,
ON SATURDAY, .TULY It3i' Mee
TICKETS 25 CENTS.
Weber's unexcelled Ftring band has been engaged for
the occasion, and 4 pleasant treat is .in store for all
those who may favor the woods with a visit on that
day. Nothing shall be left undone, or no pains spared
to matte it die picnic of the season, and nothing to pre
vent an from enjoying themselves in a pleasant and
propermanner. Omnibuses and conveyances wilneave
ditie:ent pupils of the city for the woods every fifteen
No improper characters will be admitted on the
grenade.. A aeffmient police force will heron theground
to preserve order.
Committee of Arrangements :—David CraWford, B. J. ,
.Shoopi Wm,. H. ACherly E David L: - Portna, - George Pears
ter, John J. Zimmerman, John A. Haller. 4714-td
• -strie - e--iln Friday
night last, a, e.ABB BOOK, containing"promissory
Nete, a email amount of money, and other articiee.
The owner an hate it ' by apin g at thia.office and ply
ing for advertising.
July 13, 1e6,1 , -tf
•'• • '
gbiOKED SALMON.—A, choke supply
Pa for Ws 1, 7 WK. DO9IC, jr., & Co.
G. T. BEAIIREGARD.
G. T. BEAUREGARD
Itmus cm ents.
W 31,1 4 PQ 6 ITIVELY EXHIBIT
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MT.A.I4-141 - 116331:1 - R.Gr
For Three Days Only.
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY,
JULY. 21, 22 and 23
AFTERNOON AND Elv - Eximig,,
OPPOSITE THE READING R. R. DEPOT.
` 4 41, ..
A ") 3- .- CREMORNE
...i.5.. r 4 , ,
: 7-.3.r._.,, ~ CIRCUS.
...- . - • •
_- 1)111E IsIACARTE'S
----."-- First appearance in America.
-- 41 1 , • ittda!nc a litacar
ta n has t : great &a p t:
IC r o a f 4 tlls n Ili cou l a m tr o y7t c l l :ta g t after an ah:
' ' --: sews of several years she *ill
again have the honor of appearing
C - before them.
Among the Royal British Circus
is the beautiful Stud of English
thorough-breds, including the cele
Being the same Troupe with whinli
in England, Ireland and Scotland
she had the honor of- performing
before the most refined and numer
ous audiences in every city iu the
Madame Macaste's great Act, the
' (VENETIAN CARNIVAL
iri7-117%„c-, Will be remembered by those who
witnessed her former efforts in this
'First appearance in America or
Hr. JOHN COOK,
' II The English humorist, known as
w"..,, most brilliant wit in England, and
ft' familiarly styled the COMIC MUSE.
The elegant follies of this well
• bred and gentlemanly clown will be
occasionally diversified by the ex.
ceedingly comic grotesques of the
famous FRENCH YIERROT.
- - _— First appearance in America of the
SYRO-ARABIC TROUPE. ,
- . 4 , Comprising Male and Female Jug
411°1 glers, Acrobates, Contortionists.
Prominent among the features of
, this troupe is tile distinguished
.__,Of European and American oak
- brity. This young and brilliant
-.4 artiste is acknowledged by all, both
in and out of the equestrian pre
fession, to be the most perfect ridge
• of the age.
*11.4W addition to the Star Company,
the manager has secured an en
-`i- gagement with the rehoWned Wild
Mr. EATON STONE.
Mr. Stone's feats ou borseltack
are all performed on his naked
' NVlefr"" Steed; without saddle, bridle, or
covering of any kind. His reckless
* ; and brilliant leaps over four-barred
\ i ce gates and other barriers, while
carrying his son upon his head, and
in various oilier attitudes, are con
sidered the perfection of equestrian
skill, and have justly entitled him
to the distinction of " Champion of
. '_''F , . .
i ' '
The Kentuck Clown.
The Greet Model Clown.
f , , The great romatlßCi+celacie
._ _. : ,,,,,, w ti.'" DICK TURPIW'S
~, , r
RIDE TO YORK,
~....„._. AND DEATH OF ILACK BESS.
--::: :"'''"'''Ais - I_N% Thor WRITS WYE MACARTE.
KEsuftvzr, SEATS 50 CENTS.
pIT I- X. FP Jl/ _A- I.Eli ,
GUN M ri"
No. 64 Second street, between Mulberry street and
All parts of guns, pistols, dr.c.„ made to order. Re
paiking of all k 42346 dope at the ehortrst notice.
Banging of bells and repairing. of clocks attended to
at moderate rates. PETER ALTMAISR.
PHOTO GRAPH _A LB UMS.—A large
and beautiful assortment of Photocraph Albums
just received and for sale cheap, at KNOCHE'S,
:1.7 9 93 Market street.
G RAND PIC—NIC for the BENEFIT
HOPE FIRE COMPANY NO. 2,
AT HOFFMAN'S WOODS.
SATURDAY, JUL 1' 25th, 1863.
TICKETS 25 CENTS
T. O..EAMPLI, . Joas 74 ) Comas,
D. E. MAKTIN, JONN
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Irr No improper characters will be admitted, and
there will be a sufficient police force on the ground to
preserve order. jy9-eodtd
NE W MUSI C.
Why I Loved Her," 44 Treasures of the Heart'," and
" Childhood Days," three new and beautiful songs, by
J. O. COX.'
"()fir Cnintry anew and beautiful song,
with highly colored title page, by Culver, are among
the latest receipts of new music by W. KNOCIER, where
can toe'fourid'at all times a full aavortment of Drums, .
Fife!, and all kinds of musical instruments.
Remember the place, No. 93 Market street. jy9
MILITARY AND PEN.
The undersigned ha,g2 entered into an association for
the collection of Military Claims and the securing of
Pensions for .wounded and disabled soldiers.
Muster-in and Muster-out Rolls, officers , .Pay Rolls,.
Ordnance and Clothing returns, and all papers pertain
ing to the military service will be made out properly
Office in the Exchange Buildings, Walnut between
StC.OLKI rand Third streets, near Omit'a Hotel. Harris..
bin Pa. MOS C MAODOWELL,
je2b dtf • THOMAS A. MAGUIRE.
IQ T. BABBITT'S Concentrated, Con-
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of handsome white soft soap made in five minutes. No
DI/MOTIONS :—Dissolve one pound of the soap in one
gallon boiling water, then add two gallons warm. when
cool you will hays three WWI 11.01bSOiss Wnirs
SOFT Boer.. Ten prands will make one barrel of sofa
soap. The soap thus made is an excellent wash for
trees, shrubs and phints of all kinds. Fur sale by
my2B- Wlll. DOCK, jr., & CO.
WANTED.—S6O A 'MONTH ! We
want Agents at $6O a month, expenses paid, to
sell our Everlasting Pencils, Oriental Burners, and
thirteen other new, useful and curious articles. Fifteen
circulars sent free_ Actiress,
Mfi•d3ul SHAW & MAIM, Biddeford, Maine_
WANTED—S7S A MONTH! I want
to hire Agents in every county at $75 a month,
expenses paid, to sell my new cheap Family Sewing
Machines. Address, , S. MADISON,
nth-dtim Alfred, Maine.
APANEE TEA.—A choice lot of
this celebrated Tea just received. It is of the first
cargo ever imported, and is much superior to the Chi
nese Teas qulity, Mouth 4P4 iritgri4nce, bald is also
entirely, free of adulteration, coloring or 'Timm of any
It is Om natural leaf of the Japeness Tea Plant.
Or sale by WM. DOCK, jr., & Co.
OTlCE.—Whefeas Letters of Admin.
istration have been granted to the subscriber this
day, on the estate of his late Wifq , Charlotte E. Rob
erts late of the ell.* of Harrisburg, all persons
having claims against the @oats of the said deeld will
geese make theta known to the outowriber at his resi
dence in Market square, in said city,
May 13, 1882-myl4,4llaw6w:*
101rNTH, )dONEY I HAPPINESS 1 I
At this oilman of Tear, when en Innen el Omega prevalle.
&war, an. WhOdid`-jprovide blionolf nitb, PR. ant:
BOIKWPATHIO MEDIPLKIIB, and prevent
dianinek in its , beginning.
Alromill supply alwayo on hand at
yANTED—iSeveral Laboring . Men ab
the n Eegle Works: , jyl3-11t