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THE NATIONAL PLATFORM.
PURPOSES OF THE WAR.
Congress, by a vote nearly unanimous, passed
the following resolution, which expresses the
trokle of the Nation and io the true standard of
s , That the prasent deplorable civil war baa been
forced upon t he country by the disunionlsts of the
Southern States, now in arras against the Constitutional
Government, and in aims around the Capital; that in
this National emergency, Congress, banishing all feel
ing of mere pandon or resentment, will recollect only
Its duty to 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 inter/wince/pith therights °Testa/dished
institagions 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
newel States unimpaired; and that as soon as these ob
jects are accomplished the war ought to cease."
The State Central Committee are requested to meet
at the Merchant/I' Hotel, in the city of Philadelphia, on
!Fuesday, the 11th day of August next, at four o'clock.
pm. • CHARLES J. BIDDLE, Chairman.
PHILADELPHIA, J 1418,1863.
Democratic State Central Committee.
The following is the State Central Committee as ap
pointed by Hon. FINDL AY PATTERSON, of Washing
ton county, whoos P.esidont of the late Democratic
Convention, was authorized by a resolution of the body
to announce the Committee. It consists of a Chairman,
and Representatives of the several tlenaterial Disitiout
into which the State is divided
HON. CHARMS 1. BIDDLE, Chairman.
tat District—Theodore Cuyler, Philadelphia.
D0......R0bert J. Hemphill.... do.
D0.....101ut Fullerton, jr do.
Do. ...Isaac Leech do.
2d.... d 0..... John D. Brans, Cheater county.
31... d 0..... Wm. H. Witt., Montgiantery county.
4th...d0 Wm. T. Roger; Bucks county.
5th...d0 Thomas Heckman, Northampton county.
6th...d0 Hinder Clymer, Becks bounty.
7th...d0 William Randall, Schuylkill county.
8th...d0 Asa Packe-, Carbon county.
9th...d0.....Michael Myiert, Sullivan county.
10th...d0 Stephen S Whichesthr, Inzerne county
llth...do.....Mortimer E. Elliot, Tioga coney.
12th...d0 John H. Humes, Lycoming county.
13th...d0 William ballot, Northumberland county
14th...d0 Samuel Hepburn, Cumberland county.
15th...d0......Wi11iam M. Briabin, Lebanon county.
16th...d0.....Geerge Sanderson, Lancaster county.
Do..... James Patterson do.
17th...d0 John P Spangler, York county.
18th...d0......Henry Smith, Fulton county.
19th...d0 - J. Simpstn Africa, Huntingdon county.
.20th.....d0......Wi11iam Bigler. Clearfield county.
2/5t....d0..—.11ag1a Weir. Indiana county.
do Thomas B. &aright, Pantie county_
23d.. ..d0.....W. T Patt!ey, Greene county.
24th...d0 Goo W. Cass, Allegheny county.
Do..... James P. Barr ...... ....do.
25th...d0.....James G. Campbell, Butler county.
26th...d0..... David S. Morris, Lawrence county.
27th...d0 Thomas W. Grayron, Crawford county. .
28th . ...d0 Kennedy L. Blood, Jefferson county.
The several County Committees of floporintondenes
are requested to communicate the names and poetoffice
address of their members to the Chairman of the State
Central Committee. Editors of Democratic papers in
Pennsylvania are requested to forward copies to him.
CHARLES J. BIDDLE, Chairman.
STATE EDITORIAL CONVENTION.
LAHCASTILB,7II.. Jlibr 16, 1868.
The Democratic Editorial Convention met, according
to the Dell of the President, in the room of the Demo
cratic Central Club of Lancaster City, at 2 o'clock p.
m. The Convention was called to order by the Presi
dent, and, on motion of J. hi. Lavin, Erg., of the
Greensburg Antes, ALIENAHDP.R.Frwrom, .2E4l_, of the
Kittanning Mentor , wa% appointed Seoretery,
A. E. Lewis, Erg , of the Philadelphia Erasing Jour
nal. offered the following resolution, which was adop
Resolved, That the Democratic editors of the State
of Pennsylvania be recommended to meet in counsel
non the same day, and at the same place with the first
meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee.
COL :OHS Hogasos, of the West Chester Afersonian,
offered the following, which was also adopted:
Resolved, That the President of this Convention be
requested to confer with the thairman of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee with refereice to the
time and place of holding said meeting.
The Convention then adjourned.
Democratic Editorial Convention.
Agreeably to the resolution passed it the meeting of
the 16th inst., the Democratic Editorial Convention will
meet at the Merchant,' Hotel, in Philadelphia; on
Tuesday, the 11th of August next, at 3 o'clock p. m.
GEORGE SANDERSGN, President.
LANOIRraIt, Jab' 2/.1863.
Judge Woodward's Sons.
The frequency with which the Telegraph lies
does not in the least lessen the magnitude of
its whoppers. It is stated in last evening's
issue of that paper- that Judge Woodward's
sons, now in the army, "have long since been
removed from his influence and association,"
and " live in different and widely separated
Western States." In this way the Telegraph
accounts for their being in the army, alleging
that, had they "lived in the pine atmosphere
with their father," they would be in sympatty
with the slave owner, and ;, had they followed
his teaohings,they would now be fighting where
treason and not truth and reason lead." This
)14 a low, dirty, malevolent attack. and as false
as-malevolent: Pray how does it hapßen—the
case being as stated by the Telegraph—that one
of these sons,- " living in a Western State," is
a commissioned officer in a Pennsylvania Re
The trouble., in New York will detain troops
eneiSigit 'lvry to timblo Gilmore to talc. Fort
Wagner if they could be Cent him at once. It
is in this way that Northern toryism helps the
Southern rebels by weakening our armies and
thus enabling the rebels to make headway suc
cessfully against tbem—North American,
Row mortifying it is that even Republican
papers claiming to be high-toned and respecta
ble, should feel compelled to resort to such base
falsehoods to retain a shadow of popular re
spect for their party t al coafidenoe in their ad
ministration. They dare not tell the truth—
it would crush their adminis . tration, their party
and their policy in a moment, if they did ; and
therefore, in utter disregard of every honora
ble impulse and moral obligation, they resort
to the low vice of lying, to support as , long as
possible their tottering cause.
Thera is not one word of truth in the above
extract. ' , The troubles in New York" do not
necessarily detain from the theatre of war a
single soldier in the service of the government.
Gov_ Seymour can and Will preserve the peace
of the city with the State militia, and every
U. S. soldier and ship may safely leave at any
moment for Charleston.
We presume an argument may be made
against the constitutionality of the Conscrip
tion act of the last Congress, which it is alleged
the President'has expressed a determination to
" enforce at all hazards," without justly sub
jecting oneself to the charge of "discouraging
the draft." It would be monstrous, indeed, if
one were to fall under the penalties prescribed
against " interference," for merely question
ing the:right of Congress, under the Constitu
tion, to pass such a law, and doubting the ex
pediency of its enforcement "at all hszarda"
by the Executive, We claini the right, despite
all and opinions to the contrary, to dis.
cuss these and similar questions in which the
public have a deep interest—and, in any event
—whether we have the right or not—we shall
, Those whe reject altogether the doctrine of
State Rights, and ignore the Federal Constitu
tion as useless in time of war, naturally hold
that Congress and the Executive may do as
' they please, and_whatever they do is right Mid
binding on the people. Our views are more
old fashioned and altogether different. We
bold that the Constitution is at all times bind
ing upon Congress, the President, the Judiciary
and the States as well as upon the people. And
in time of war and great national exigencies it
is more necessary that it should be strictly ob
served and closely adhered to than in periods
of perfect calm—because in stormy times, es
pecially when vast armies are in the field un
der the control of the President, there is more
danger to the public liberty from the encroach
ments of Executive power, if the Constitution
is loosely construed, or set aside on the ty
rant's plea of " necessity," than there is in times
of peace, which offer fewer opportunities to an
ambitious ruler for the concentration of power
in his hands. The power with which the last
Congress clothed the President is absolutely
despotic, and if ever exercised by him to the
fall--as many of his supporters seem to desire it
should be—would. destroy all our liberties and
make us as much a nation of slaves as the Rus
sians were in the worst days of the Empire.
One present business is to inquire into the
constitutionality of one of the acts of Con
gress, confering on the President the power of
military conscription, by which, without the
consent of the people or the authorities, he can
seize upon the militia of the States, force them
into the army of the United States, organize
them when, where and how he wills, appoint
officers to'command them, and order them to
any point he pleased.
If Congress really possesses the power of
determining the exigencies in which, under
the Constitution, they may call out the mill
tia ; if, when called out, they can take them
from the Commanders in-Chief of the several
States, and subject them to the command of
the - . President—we have already a military
consolidation of the States, which clearly nei
ther the frozen of the Constitution nor the
States that ratified it ever meant. 1
But neither Congress nor the President pos
sesses any such dangerous - power under the
Under the act of Congress of 1795 the Pre
sident, when he thinks an emergency requiring
it exists, may call upon the States for their
respective quotas of militia.. But these mili
tia will come into the field under the orders of
the Governors of the respective Slates—who
are Commanders•in-Chief of the militia until
regularly mustered into the service of the 17n1-
ted States—and must be organized and offi
cered by them. It was even held by a major
ity of the Judges of the Supreme Court of
Massachusetts, that neither the President nor
the Congress had any constitutional- power to
determine when the exigencies existed for
calling out the militia—that, as there was no
express grant of such power to either the Na
tional Legislature or the Eiecutive, it must be
held to be one of the rithts reserved to the
States; and -that, therefore, it rested entirely
in the judgment of the respective State Gov
ernors, whether the militia should be called
out at the request of the President or not.
They say :
"A.s this power is not delegated to the Uni
ted States by the Federal Constitution, nor
prohibited by it to the States, it is reserved to
the States respectively ; and from the nature
of the power, it must be exercised..by those
with whom the States have respectively en
trusted the chief command of the militia.
"It is the duty of these commanders [the
respective lativernors] to execute the impot
tint trust agreeably to the laws of their MVO
MI States respectively, without reference to
the laws or officers of the 'United States, in all
cases except those specially provided for in the
Federal Ccnstitution. They must, therefore,
determine when either of the special causes
exist, obliging them to relinquish the execu
tion of this trust, and to render themselves
444 the militia sui - ject to the command of the
' To the question whether the militia,- when
employed in the service of the United States,
eau be commanded by any officer but of the
militia, except the President of the United
States, the same Judges reply :
" The President is also declared to be the
Commander-in-Chief of the militia .of the
several Statee, when called into the actual ser
vice of the United States. The officers of the
militia are to be appointed by the States; and
the President may exercise his command of
the militia by the officers of the militia duly
appointed. But we know of no constitutional
provision authorizing any officer of the army
of the United States to command the militia,
or sly officer of the militia to command the
army of the Uoittri States. The Congress may
pttervide laws for the government of the mill•
tin, when in actual service ; but to extend this
power to the placing them under command of
an officer not of the militia, except the Presi
dent, would render nugatory the provision that
the militia are to have officers appointed by
If the opinion of these Supreme judges can
be relied upon as correct—and we entertain no
question upon that point—then with'out doubt
the Conscription act is unconstitutional, for it
entirely ignores the State authorities, and
brings the Militia directly unde*:the. Federal
military jurisdiction. The Governors of the
respective. States are set aside as so much natt
iest; lumber, and' the whole thing is done by
Federal machinery. The Provost, Marshals
and their assistants select the:victims and they
two turned over remorselessly to the Federal
officers, who march them out of the State to
such points as the War Department 'may direct..
Who is base or foolish enough to contend
that such arbitrary action was intended by the
men who made the Constitution—men who had
just escaped, after a long and bloody war, from
the clutches of an oppressive government, and
had felt the hardships of tyranny too long and
severely to turn their children over to its ten
der mercies ?
In 1814 a militia bill much leas exception
able was before Congress, and met with the
stern opposition of nearly all the great men
in both Houses who had made the Constitution
their study and dreaded the encroachments of
Executive power. We shall close this article
with a few apt quotations from the speech of
Chief Justice Daggett, (then a United States
Senator,) delivered in the Senate on the bill
then pending, which contemplated constituting
the militia part of the-regular army ;
ed There is no limit, say the advocates of
this law, to the power of Congress over the
militia in time of war, except that they must
be o ffi cered by the gtatei. A conscription is
thus justified. It is openly avowed by the same
gentlemen as proper, just and legal. It' the power
of this government over the militia in time of
war is unlimited, it does indeed follow that; the
freemen of this country, who are subject to
the duties of militiamen, may be converted into
aolTiers of the army of the United States du
ring the war, or for any definite period. The
exception that they shall not be' obliged to go
from the State, or an adjoining State, is a mat
ter of form and not of right. They may be
ordered to Canada or any other remote region .
But, sir, this whole doctrine is unconstitutional ;
it is an outrage upon its face, and its principles
s and its provisions, WPM the UtisOitbled rights of
freemen, and upon the character of our libertia.
" That the powers of this government are
limited—that those not granted are reserved—
are positions sanctioned by an amendment to
the Constitution and universally admitted.—
The entire control over the militia, previous to
the adoption of the Constitution, was in the States.
All that control, except what has been delega
ted to the United states, remains."
After quoting the provisions of the Constitu
tion bearing on the subject, he continues :
"In thise articles of the Constitution Congress
and the President are everywhere limited, and
everywhere the power of the States is appa
rent. The militia cannot be called forth as a reg-
War army at all—they may be called as a mili
tia. They cannot be trained and officered in any
case except under the authority of the States, nor
commanded even by the President except when
called forth in the exigencies specified."
In reference to the clause of the Constitution
conferring on Congress the right "to raise and
support aiudes," he says :
"The truth is, this clause has no reference to the
mililaa auy more than to physicians, lawyers or
merchants. It authorizes Congress to raise and
support armies in a manner and by means consist
ent with the great principles of civil liberty known
to the people of this country and adopted and
deemed sacred in a jive government. But it is ut
terly inconsistent with those principles to compel
any man to become a soleXer for life, during a war,
or . for any fixed time. In • Great Britain; a war
like nation, a nation often the theme of reproach
here for the tyranny of its government, no such
practice is or can be resorted to; the people would
revolt at it ; they would shake a throne which
should attempt it.. It is alike odious here, and I
kope it will remain so.
"It is said, however, that our country is in
great peril; men must t e had, the army must
be filled. What then? Are these reasons for
resorting to unconstitutional apd oppressive
measures I' The plea of necessity is too old, too
well characterized, too well understood to be ad
mitted This people Xave seen Haw V imminent
danger. In the war of the Revolution, where de
struction assailed us on all sides, when did we, for
a moment, admit these doctrines?"
Such were the opinions of learned men, ju
rists and statesmen, who lived nearer the times
of tha revolution and formation of the Consti
tution than we do, and were more familiar with
the doctrines of the men of those times than
we are. However they may be scouted by the
radicals and sham philanthropists of our day,
we accept them as true, and in that light pre
sent them to our readers.
Like NewariPs Slaty. Days Notes.
Since the contraband has found his • way
North, the inquiry is, What shall be done for
the African ?
.The Rev. Dr. Kirk, in the 'Puritan Recorder,
indulges in the following seductive and bril
liant promises to the new comers
"There must be an industrial organization ;
providing farms and workshops, and instru
ments and seeds; starting them on a new ca
reer of a fair Competition of industry and.skill
with their white brethren. * *
The better minds must have the wide deers of
literature, litooty, tfin4 toleace, and etatteman•
ship opened to them."
• This flourish may do to adorn a paragraph,
but it will never be realized. We are forced
to say to the black man,„do not trust in these
fanatics, they will only deceive you. Judging
the future by the past, these pledges are but
ropes of sand, binding nobody. - We would ask,
what have these "busy bodies in other men's
matters" done for the white man ? Alas ! what
have they done for the white women North ?
Let the thousands of seamstresses in New En
gland, who are living exemplifications of the
sad realities portrayed in the "Song of the
The Republicans have always been good at
making promises'; but slow in redeeming them.
It ia a trite but true saying that c 4 eharity , be
gins at home."
Rebel Day of Fasting, Humiliation and
In view of the " trials and reverses" which
have recently befallen the Southern` Confede
racy, President Davis has issued a proclama
tion setting apart Friday, the 21st of August,
as " a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer,"
to "unite in supplication for the favor and
protection of God." He says
"It is meet that when trials and reverses
befall us we should seek to take home to our
hearts and consciences the lessons which they
teach, and profit by the self-examination for
which they prepare us. Had nut our successes
on land and sea made us self-confident and for
getful of our reliance on Him? Had not th e
love of lucre eaten like a gangrene into the
very heart of the land, converting too many
among us into worshippers of gain and ren
dering them unmindful of their duty to their
country, to their fellow-men and to their God ?
Who, then, will presume to complain that we
have been chastened or to despair of our just
cause and the protection of our Heavenly Fa
"Let us rather receive in humble thankful.
ness the lesson which He has taught in our
recent reverses, devoutly acknowledging that
to Him and not to our own feeble arms are due
the honor and the glory of victory; that from
Him, in His paternal providence, come the an
guish and sufferings of defeat, and that, whe
ther in victory or defeat, our bumble supplica
tions are due at:his footstool."
The Draft in Maine.
The Portland (Maine) drgus, July 23, sap:
On Thufeday, as officers Lambert and Hoyt
were attending to their duties in Kingfield and
other towns, they were set upon by a mob of
one hundred and fifty men, armed with all
sorts of weapons, who threatened them with
most condign vengeance unless they left the
town immediately. The mob turned their borne
about and gave them a few minutes to leave,
and as the officers were unprotected, they were
forced to withdraw. They destroyed the noti
fication papers, which they took from the offi
cers. In other towns notifications to drafted
men were destroyed. and threats and boasts
were freely indulged in. 'The mob seems to be
recruited from the towns of Kingfield, Salem,
Anson, Freeman, &c. -They swear that they
will not serve in the army, and dare the con
scription officers to make their appearance in
that vicinity. In one of the towns they are
said to be throwing up earthworks. These
troubles arise in the thinly settled back towns
of Franklin county., where the conscripts say
they will take to the woods and flee to. Canada
rather than enter the service.
In spite of occurrences similar to the above,
which we read of every day—some in the wee r
some in the east, in our own State and in all
the States where the conscription is in opera
tion—Forney says the at is popular, is indeed
an expresser'," of the people's will ! Some
are so blind they, can't 5ee....-and some wilfully
and wickedly shut their eyes and ears against
the truth. Forney belongs to the latter Wats,
his dupes to the former.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
ABOUT THE CAPTURE OF MORGAN.
CAPT• pUBBECR'S AUTHORITY QUESTIONED.
CINCINNATI, Ttily g9..-The following infor
mation Bas regell'e4 pi heaequarters last
Col. Pegram, with between fifteen huiidrod
and two thousand men, crossed the Cumber.
land river a day or two since, and moved north
toward•Riohmond. He was in the vicinity of
that place at the last accounts. The prevail
ing opinion here, in military circles, is that
when Pegram started he wasn't aware of the
capture of Morgan and contemplated assisting
him to escape. T he disposal of our forces in
Kentucky is such that it will be impossible for
him to either advance much. further or escape.
Columbus specials say the question whether
Capt. Barbeck had authority to accept the sur
render of Morgan will be speedily determined.
He was not regularly elected militia captain,
nor had he any command at the time of Mor
gan's surrender. Burbeck, with a few Isom.
panions, was acting as guides for Morgan,
alien the latter, discovering our forces closing
in upon him,offered to surrender to him in order
that he might secure terms to suit himself.
Burbeck at once granted the terms which M9r
gan proposed. A few moments afterwards
Shackelford came up and took charge of the
gang, refusing to recognize the terms of sur
render. Morgan will doubtless be sent back to
Columbus and lodged in the penitentiary.
The draft takes place in this State in a for
A POWDER MILL EXPLOSION.
WILMINGTON, July 29.—One of Dupont's
powder mills, on the Hagley.yard, exploded at
six o'clock this morning. James D. Poples and
William Leary, workmen, were killed. The
cause of the explosion is unknown.
FIRST ARRIVAL FROM NEW ORLEANS
Sr. Louis. duly 27:—The steamer Imperial,
the first boat frem New Orleans, arrived this
morning. A large crowd of merchants and
citizens greeted her arrival, and a national sa
lute was fired in honor of the opening of the
Mississippi river. The ateamer Albert Pierce
sailed this evening for New Orleans, with a
large load of private freight and a long penal
algae list. The steamer Continental left yes
terday for the same Place heavily laden with
DRAFT IN NEW YORK
BUFFALO July 29.—The draft at Lockport
eras completed yesterday. Although trouble
was apprehended, cone occurred. It 4a under
stood that the draft in this city will commence
BOSTON, July 29.—Twenty-sia of the pirates
who were recently captured in the harbor of
Portland hare been transferred from Fort Pre
ble to Fort Warren.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE
FORTRESS .Montoz..Jujy 28.—The flag of
truce steamer New York, Capt. Chisholm, ar
rived from City Point last. evening, is charge
of Major Mulford. They bring no prisoners of
Papers from the confederacy were received
up to July 27th.
The• Fayetteville Observer insists that Dr.
Morris, President of the telegraph company,
should dismiss the enterprising reporter who
invented the story of Lee taking 40,000 pria
Does the Observer wish to starve out the tele
graph by confining it to the truth ?
Dr. John H. Davis died in Richmond last
Gold is worth eleven dollars in Richmond.
Seventy seven Yankee prisoners arrived yes
terday morning from Culpepper, and twenty
The Mayor of Savannah has issued a procla
mation requesting all residents of the city to
organize for home defifkose, and all managers
of stores, Workshops and other places of busi
ness to close them at two o'clock on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, for the'purpose of
drill. He directs that an enrollment be made
of every man in the city capable of bearing
arms in its defense.
H o n. A. H. - Stevens reached Augusta, Ga.,
yesterday, from Richmond.
The Portsmouth Virginian of July 27 says
the trial of Dr_ Wright is progressing_
OFFICERS DISCHARGED FROM THE SERVICE
WASHINGTON, July 2 9.—Commander H. A.
Wine haa been appointed by the President
Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance of the Navy
Department ad intern's.
In the list of dismisals. from the military
service, for the week ending Saturday last, as
officially announcer?, are the following :
Major Granville O'Haller, of the 7th U. S.
infantry, for disloyal conduct, and the utter
ance of disloyal sentiments.
Captain William H. Burke, 17th Ohio volun
teers, for treasonable language and disloyalty.
Lieut. M. P. Desilver, 16th Ohio volunteers,
for writing and publishing a highly disloyal
and unbecoming letter.
Captain IL P. Merrill, llth Nese York heavy
artillery, far repeated utterance of treasonable
and disloyal sentiments.
WEST CHESTER, July 20.—Brokers from
abroad have brought substitutes here, some of
whom, after, being accepted by the provost
marsha', have absconded. On applidation to
the provost marshal general for iastructione,
he directs that no substitute Shall be taken un
til vouched for by respectable citizens known
to the provost marshal. -Provost *marshals
should guard against these fraudulent substi
BY- T'llE MAILS.
INVASION OF KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON TIIREATENED--"GREAT OUT AND LIT
We hive another terrible outcry from Ken
tucky—Lexington has " boen again, for the
twentieth time, threatened—but the storm has,
as heretofore, passed harmlessly by.
CINCINNATI, July 28.—A special dispatch to
the Commercial, from Lexington, Ky., Bays the
rebels this morning attacked our forces at
Richmond, consisting of a small detachment
under Col. Sanders. After an hour's orient
fight our troops were compelled to fall back to
the Kentucky river, and were badly cut up.
The rebel force is estimated to have been
2,500 men ; with six pikes. They . are sup
posed to be theadvance of Bragg's army.
At the latest our troops had fallen bank
within five miles of Lixington, the enemy
Martial law has been proclaimed at During
ton, and all • able bodied citizens, between
eighteen and forty-five years, ordered to report
for duty.. It is thought the . city can be held
against the rebels.
The citizens of the place who are sympa
thizers with the secession cause, report that
the rebel force is over 15,000, and they are
moving in a northerly direction, via Crab Or
A special dispatch from Lexington to the
Gazette says the excitement there has sub Wed.
The rebels came to the Kentucky rivgr at Clay's
Ferry. Col. Sanders' command had nearly all
arrived. The troops from Hickman Bridge in
sure the safety of Lexington. Gene. Carter
and Gilbert's commands are in the rear of the
FROM FORTRESS MONROE
POBTREBB MONROE, July 27.—The staff boat
Ella, Captain Edridge, arrived at. Old Point last
evening, with Hon. W. H. Seward and suite.
They proceeded immediately to Newport News
and went on board the Minnesota at 7 o'clock,
when the frigate fired a salute. They left the
Minnesota at 8 o'clock and went on board the
iron clad Roanoke, where they remained a out
an hour, and then left for Fortress Monroe.
To-day at noon a salute was fired• from the
water battery in honor of Governor Seward.
He leaves for Washington this evening.
Its ACCEPTED SU.BSI7TITTES.
PBOYOST MAMMAL GENEILIL S 3 °MOS, /
Washington, D. V., July 22, 1863. I
R. Grant Balnwell, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa:
Substitutes between 18 and 20 will be ao
cepted with consent of parents.
JAB. B. FRY, Provost Marshal General.
[Official.] Henry Stone, A. A. G.
A CITIZEN KILLED BY A SOLDIER.
ALBANY, July 28.—This afternoon a soldier
named Richard M'Manus, of the Eleventh Jar
dine Zonaves, killed a citizen, George Broad
beck, apparently without provocation.
THE SUCCESSOR OF CRITTENDEN.
CINCINNATI, July 28.—Brutus J. Clay, of
Bourbon county, has been nominated for Con
gress, in the Ashland, Ky., district, to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. John
THE SOUTHERN CONSCRIPTION
WASHINGTON, July 28.—Copies of Southern
journals of the 23d are at hand, and Richmond
papers of yesterday. They contain very gloomy
editorials, most of them on the Southern Con
scription act. The Columbus (Ge)rgia) Times
has a long article showing that but 90,000 men
remain in the States in full rebel possession
who can be callea upon under- the wholesle
conscription just .ordered by Jeff Davis. It
presents detailed statistics to show this, The
North Carolina papers complain bitterly of
the quota placed upon that State, being lar
ger than that of any other State. The Raleigh
Progress is complained of by the Petersburg
Express for following in the footsteps of the
Raleigh Standard, a journal very hostile tone
Richmond government.- The Progress says
Davis must have more troops or abandon the
COURT ''*I44TIAL 04XTEZIGES.
The following sentences have been pro
nounced by.court-martial in the Army of the
J. MIMon, Co. C, 71st Pa. murder of
Capt. 11PManus, to be shot to death with mus
Lieutenant Samuel Smith, Bth Pa. cavalry,
misapplication of public properly, to be cash
A COURT OF INQUIRY DEMANDED UPON °ENS. LW.
The Richmond Examiner calla fora Court of
inquiry in the case of Gen. Lee, regarding the
attack on - Meade at Gettysburg, and also one
for Pemberton on the surrender of Viokeburg.
GEN. WALLACE ASKS A COURT OF INQUIET
Gen. Lew Wallace'of Indiana has called ftr
a court of inquiry regarding his conduct at the
battle of Pittsburg Landing, predicating his
action upon Gen. Grant's unfavorable endorse
ment of his (Wallace's) official report of the
THE HEMMER REBEL FLEET.
It is understood that Government has taken
decided ground in the matter of the rebel feet
now being fitted out in English ports, and has
notified her Majesty's Government that the
sailing of these vessels' will be considered an
unfriendly act on the part of Great Britain.
THE SIEGE OV CHARLESTON.
From private sources we learn that General
Gilimore's loss at Charleston by casualties and
sickness amounts to, about one-third• of his
original force. lie has not asked for any re
inforcements, nor has .he any intention of
abandoning the' attack. The authorities here
are determined upon the reduction of the forts,
and he will receive such further aid as circum-•
stances may require.
THE CONFISCATION ACT.
The question of an amendment to the Confis-
cation act, so that the property of traitors once
confiscated shall pass from them and their heirs
foiever, is being discussed by Congressmen and
will be brought up early in the next session.
Tha law is now construed that after the death
of the traitor the estate reverts to his heirs,
which renders the intended working of the act
CONTRACTS FOR NEW VESSELS OF WAR
The Navy Department has contracted with
the following, parties to build an entirely new
type of vessels of war. The names of the
ships I obtained at -the Department to-day.
The following is the list:
Name. Builders. . Where.
rawnee Reaney & Co Chester, Pe.
id uscoota J F. Roitland Green Point.
Shamokin Reaney & Co Chester, Pa.
Mohong, &oar & Co jersey City.
Winninee H. Loring south Boston.
These vessettare to differ from everything
at. present in the navy. They will have no
turrets. The hulls are to be entirely of iron,
as indeed, the beams and every chief portion
of till craft. Each vessel is.to have a double
bow, one forward and one aft, so that she can
be steered backwards and forwards without
turning. The engines are to be powerful
ones, and will be capable of attaining a high
rate of speed. The length of the hull will be
between 200 and 300 feet, and the beam pro
v„ tr u it v g a ta t ue general hospital, at Camp Curtin, of
typhoid fever, Boonsa PERKINS, a private of Co. if ; ad
Regiment, Alabama Cavalry.
VIXCELSIOR ! I I-SUGAR CURED
jj HAMS !—A Delano Ham, oared expressly for
family ass. They ere superior to any now in the mar
ket. LMY 24 I WM. DOOR, & CO.
MOTHERS MOTHERS !
.Don't fail to procure Mrs. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING
SYRUP for CHILDREN. TEETHING. This mil ble
preparation is the prescription of one of the heat female
physiciani and nurses in the United States. and has been
used for thirty years with never failing safety and sue.
ease by millions of Mothers and children, from the fee..
ble infant of ene week old to the adu t.
It not only relieved the child from pain, tnt invigo
rates the stomach and bowels, corrects acfdity, and
gives tens and energy to the whole system. It will al
most instantly relieve
ONIFING i 8 Till Bowing AND WIND COLIN.
We believe it the beet and unrest remedy in the world
in all cases of DYSENTERY AND DIARRHIZA IN
CHILDREN, whether it arises from teething or from.
any other cause.
Fu'l directions for using will accompany 0116111"."le'
None Valli" "ins the fee simile of OUNTIS & PER
KINS, New York, le on the outside wrapper.
Sold by all Medicine Dealere.
• Principal Office, 45 Deg street, New York.
Price only 25 cents per bottle. •
Brandreth's Pills, New Style.
BBANDRETIPS PILLS, NEW STYLE,
ERANDEETIPS FILLS, NEW STYLE, .
BRAIVDRETWS PILLS, NEW STYLE,
Are infallible for cost:Amuses, spasms, loss of appetite,
sick headache, giddiness, sense of bloating after meals,
dizziness, drowsiness, and cramping pains, and all dis
orders of the stomach and bowels.
ONE OF MANY CASES_
IE7 Original Letter 0294 Oanal street, New York :
T. I. C. COOK, publisher of the State Banner, Ben
nington, Vi., says he was attacked with DYSPEPSIA,
and suffered so severely from it, that not a particle of
food could be swallowedwithout occasioning the most
uncomfortable sensation in his stomach. For five years
he suffered from this dreadful complaint, when he used
BRANDRETH'S PILLS. The first box did not seem to
benefit him mash, bat the second prodaced a change
and by the time he had taken six boxes, a COMPLETE
CURE wan effected. He says: "My dyspepsia was gone,
and my expectations of an early death vanished.,,
• ASK FOR NEW STYLE.
ASK FOR NEW STYLE.
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Principal office, 294 Canal street, New York.
For sale in Harrisburg by • ORO. H. BELL.
THE ONLY PREPARATION that will instantly aro
dues a splendid brown er black in ten minutes, without
Wary to the halt or soiling tho 01.04 c!ir the fate 0
CRISTADORO'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 House,
New York. 8014 everywhere, and applied by all Hair
Dressers. Price El, $1 60 and $3 per box, according to
CristadoroPs Hair Preservative
Is Invaluable with his Dye, as it imparts the utmost
softness, the most beautiful gloss and great vitality to
Price 60 cents, Si and $2 per bottle, according to size,
IMPORTANT TO FEMALES.
DR. CHEESEMAWS PILLS.
The combination of ingrediente in thew) Pills are the
remit of a long and etteneive practice. They are mild
in their operation, and certain in correcting all irregn
tad I Iles, painful menstruation, removing all obstructions
whether from cold or otherwise, headache, psi in the
Bide, palpitation of the heart, whites, all narrettsaftec
tiona, hysterics, fatigue, pain In th task aeelhcba,
&c., disturbed sleep, which arise bum intestspti of
DR. CHEESEMAN 3 PIZLe •
was the commencemen o anew e u lOW LT*lt men or
those irregularities and nkstmot) CMW . /o.ll'l eoe
signed so many to a preseata sap a 1:22331tcan
enjoy good health unless she is regular, and whenever an
obstruction takes place the general health begins tode-
DR. CREESEMAIPS PILLS
are the most aired* remedy ever known for all Com
plaints peculiar to 'Females. To all asses they are
Invaluable, inducing, with certainty, periodical regular
ity. They are known to thoesanda, who have usedthem
at different periods, throughout the country, having the
sanction of some of the moat eminent Pkvsiciass in
Da - ptirit directions, stating When they shotdd not be
used, with each Box--tbe Price One Dollar per Box,
containing from 60 to 60 Pills.
Pills sent by mail, promptly, by remitting to the
Agents. Bold by Druggists generally.
8... B. HUTCHINGS, Prop:4mm, •
20 Cedar street, New York.
Bold in Ilarriebnrg, by C. A. Bannyart
Mechanicsburg, by J. S. Dellett
Carlisle. by S. Elliott.
Shippeniburg, by D. W. Baskin. -
Chamberaburg, by Miller Sr. Hershey.
Runllnelstown, by George Wolf.
66 Lebanon, by George Ross. dece-d&wly
DR. TOBIAS' VENETIAN LINI
MENT hp given universal satisfaction during the four
teen years it has been Introduced into the United liltstail.
After being tried by millions, it has been proettime4l
the pain destroyer of the world. Pain cannot be where
this liniment I. applied. If used as directed it cannot
and never has failed in a single instance. For colds,
coughs and influenza, it can't be beat. One 25 cent
bottle will cure all the above, besides being useful in
every family for sudden accidents, such as barns, cats,
scalds, Insect Stings, &o. It is perfectly innocent to
take internally, and can be given to the oldest person or
youngest child. Price 25 and 50 cents a bade
Sold by all Druggists. Office, 56 Qortlaudt street, je4 decwlm . New York
T HE PIC-NIC THE S E ASON.
FRIENDSHIP FIRE COMPANY
Will give their
AT HOFFMAN'S WOODg,
ON TUESDAI7, AUGUST 11, 1863.
TICKETS 25 CENTS.
It is hoped that the citizens of Harrisburg will turn
out en masse for a day's recreation in the woods. The
o'j?ct of the Pi.C.DIc is to procure enough money to
make a payment on their STEAM ENGINE.
No improper characters will be 'admitted cm the
COMMITTER OF ARRANGEMENT '
WILLIAM A. PARKHILL, ANDREW PCHLA rail,
SULLIVAN S. CHILD, GEORG'S EARNIABT
T. W. Lemma.. j7BO
NOTICE.—AII persons are cautioned
against purchasing or negotiating a certain note
for one hundred and fifty-fire (siss) .dollars, drawn by
me and payable to John Zimmerman, dated July 2sd,
1863, and payable October Ist, 1863, as I have reeaived
no value for and will tot pay the same.
jy.36.ltd* HENRY FEISCEI
3mALmac333cArw , ls
THE MONITORS OF MINSTRELS !
IN AN ENTIRELY NEw PROGRA,MMR,
PRODUCED IN THeIR INIMITABLE STYLE.
TILE GREAT CONGRESS OF TALENT!
TIM SUBSTANTIAL ETBIOPIAN CONFEDEBItim.
SW' Change of Programme each night!
JAMES PILGRIM Business Bltinager .
..11:r Evening performance, doore Open ot o'clooki
to commence , at 8 o'clock.
25 and 35 Cents.
Meagre. BECKER & MALIK, Proprietors, annotmce to
the Minns of Ilarrieburg that this cool and delightful
Bummer retreat is now open for visitors. Aecommoda.
Mons will he'fitrnished to parties and pic-nice at t 1188013.•
able terms, adancing platform having been erected fix
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 Boat plies constantly between the Island and
the foot of Broad street, West Uarrlekurg. jelS-Um