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'United States. though now, and likely to be so,
in a very small proportion to the white (la
thers, are Entitled to all the protection the white
soldiers receive. The ques‘ ion behind this is,
both as to the right and expediency of making
negroes soldiers at all; aid especially of at
tempting to institute an enforced ( quality of
them with these who hold negroes as inferiors
and as slaves.
If this point be not clearly settled in his fa
vor, then Mr. Lincoln has no ground to stand
upon, for his order, either in morale, or by the
law of nations. any more than he has by the
laws of the United States; and being thus
guilty of needlessly and unjustly placing the
negro in a condition to be exposed. from the
nature of the ease, the peculiar inflictions, he
is guilty of the whole. The order is very un
likely to restrain the rebels from any course of
Procedure, is regard to the negroes, which they
may have resolved upon ; but the barbarities
and horrors to which it must inevitably lead,
every human heart must shudder to contem
ttt Vatriet tanion.
FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1863
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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
HON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
OE ALLEGHENY COUNTY.
Democratic Me Central Committee.
The following is the State Central Committee as ap
pointed by Hon. FINDLAY PATTBBSON, of Washing
ton county, who, as Pi esident 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 Senatorial Districts
into which the State is divided
Hon. Ormuz J. Bianca, Chairman.
et Diatrict=Theodore Coyle, Philadelphia.
Do Robert .1: Hemphill.... do.
Do John Fullerton, jr do.
Do, ...Isaac Leech do.
do John D. Brans, Cheater county.
d 0..... Win. H. Witte, Montgomery county.
4th...d0.. ...Wm. T. Rogers, Backs county.
5th...40 Thomas Heckman, Northampton county.
6th...d0 Rieder Clymer, Berke county.
7th...d0 William Randall, Schuylkill county.
5th...d0..... Ana Packer, Carbon county.
9th.. ,do Michael Mylert, Sullivan county.
leth...llo.....fitephon i 3 Wr.ohesiee, Lusarna county
Ilth...do.....Mortimer E. 'Elliot, Tioga county.
12th...d0 John H. Humes, LycOming county.
13th... do ..... William Elliot, Northumberland county.
14th...d0 Samuel Hepburn, Cumberland county.
16th...d0 William M. Briabin, Lebanon county.
16th...d0..... George Sanderson, Lancaster county.
Do James Patterson do.
John P Spengler , Yea county,
18th...d0 Hew Smith, Fulton county.
19th...d0 J 3impsun Africa, Huntingdon county.,
29th...d0.....Wi11iam Bigler. Clearfield county.
215t....d0 Hugh Weir, Indiana county.
d 0.,... Thomas B. &aright, Payette county.
Md..— do.— —W. T . fl.Pau.ey,Greene county.
Zath...do W Cass, Allegheny county.
Vs._ ...fames P. Barr. . —.. .... do.
Canip‘ell, Butler &dintr_
26th...d0.....11avid B. Morris, Lawrence county.
27th...d0 Thomas W. Grapon„ Crawford county.
25th...d0 h ennedy L. Blood, Jefferson county.
The several County Committees of Superintendence
are requested to communicate the names and postoffics
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. IirDDLE, Chairman.
Part.insLPitti, July 22, 1865.
Dauphin County Democratic Committee.
The Democratic County Committee for the county of
Dauphin, will meet at the public house of James Ray
mond, ( White Hall,) in the city of Harrisburg, on
Seta:relay, the 15th inst . at 2 o'clock p. m, for the
trausactiou of important lasineas_
The following are the names of the Committee:
Harrisburg—First ward, George F. Weaver; Second
ward, Alex. W. Watson; Fourth ward, Owen M'Oabe ;
Fifth ward, Wm. AL Maloney. Middletown—North
ward, O. A. Lanni= ; Middle ward, John Lafferty;
South ward, Jno. R. Snavely ; Likens, Geo. W. Par
cae ; Oonewairo, A. M. Redseckerj Londonderry, James
Dougherty ; Wait Londonderry, Henry Orem ;
burg, G.o Bowman; Swarms, John Young; Derry,
Prank Smith; Lower Swatara, Wm. K. Wilson; Wash
ington, Charles Stine ; 11DMin, H. C. fleshier; Dauphin,
C. R. Rhoads; Middle readout, Peter Rocker; Reed; B.
Stiles Duncan; Lower Paxton, George Shoop; South
Hanover, Daniel camei, Ten ; Upper Paxton. Jacob
2tllier; alts ~ Albert Loomis; Jefferson, William
Richards; Jackson, James Miller; Rush, Henry Bich
enlanli; Gram. 111. AWN' Bellow; Haat Hanover, Dan el
Urich ; West Hanover, Geo. W. Finney; Susquehanna,
James Antilister ; Wiconiaco, George Seltzer.
By order of the chairman.
FRANK SMITH, Secretary.
The Telegraph and Geo. W. Woodward_
We have only to say in reference to the lead
ing editorial in last evening's Telegraph, that
it is false every word of it, and so badly com
posed that Gov. Curtin should. blush to own
such an opt), Is it possible the State Libra
rian writes the bad grammar and bad sense
which appear in that paper ? We are abbot
tempted to believe that Gov. Curtin has turned
editor himself. The party should attend to it,
and see that a more capable man ie employed_
Give ns anybody who can write sense, even if
every word is false.
The Democratic State Cesitral Committee
The Aga of yesterday eminences:
Ron. Charles J. Biddle, Chairman of the
Democratic StAte Central Committee, has ap
pointed James F. Shunk, Esq , of York, Sec
retary of the Committee. The Chairman or
Secretary will be found daily at the Committee
rdome, No. 144 South Sixth street We con
gratulate the Committee, and the Democracy
of the State in whose work they are engaged,
upon the appointment of Mr. Shunk to the
position. of Secretary. He is eminently quali
fied for the important duties of the position by
ability, industry, an extensive acquaintanee
with the politics and politicians of the State,
and by an earnest, ardent, cordial attachment
to the cause of Democracy and Constitutional
Union. In politico, he has inherited the hon
est, old-fashioned notions of Democracy en
tertained by his father, Governor Francis R.
Skunk, whom -the people of Pennsylvania hon
ored with so much confidence—confidence
never, betrayed or forfeited up to the hour of
We cordially- endorse this well merited
t r ibute to the gentleman in question. Mr.
Skunk is not unknown to the readers of this,
and other journals in the State, as the writer
of polite remarkably caustic and spirited arti
cles which from time to time appeared in pub
lic print. Mr. S. was Secretary to Attorney
Geneialßlack. during the latter's term of office.
He has executive and business qualifications of
the fivet order, besides being a ready and ad
mirable writer. His large acquaintance with
men prominent in political life throughout the
State, as well as perfect knowledge of the (lu
do of the position to which he has been milled,
rerider the choice of Mr. Stunk foz the s!ore
tel7ehi.P. in the highest degree satisfaotory to
The Two Caedidate.s.
George W. Woodward and Andrew G. Cur
tin are the candidates respectively of the Dem
ocratic and Abolition parties for the Chief
Magistracy of the Commonwealth.
It will be well in4he interval between this
and the 13th day of October to study the ea •
pacity and character of these opposing penal
dates, and the political principles by which
they are respectively guided and governed.
Woodward is a Democrat - -Curtin is a Re
publican of the blankest dye, an Abolitionist
in fact, cherishing all the fatal heresies of that
fanatical and bloody-minded sect. Woodward,
being a Democrat, is national and rational in
his views—he respects the Constitution as a
-compromise made by our forefathers for the
protection of all interests and the preservation
of all rights, individual as well as State.
What Horatio Seymour is to New York, Geo.
W. Woodward is to Pennsylvania.
What Wadsworth would have been to New
York, Curtin - is to Pennsylvania.
The issue is plain. The platform of the
Democracy is simply the Constitution as it is,
the Union as it was. 'This is Woodward's plat
form. Curtin's platform is a Constitution con
structed to suit the views of such fanatics as
Greeley, Phillips, Sumner, Wade & Co., chang
ing the whole character of the Government by
confiding to one man . the powers which the
Constitution judiciously distributes to thres
This idea Curtin pledges himself to main
tain. He bows to the National Administration
as a setter dog crouches beneath the whip of
the trainer, and promises to do as he is bidden.
And what he will be bidden to do we know.
He must sustain and maintain by all the au
thority with which he is clothed as Chief Mag
istrate, whatever violations of the Constitution
Mr. Lincoln chooses to commit in carrying out
the policy of the Abolition party.
And this policy—what is it ? A radical
change from the present—an overthrow of the
domestic institutions of one section of our
country, and a material change in the whole
structure of government.
And this at a time when a proper regard to
the requirements of the Constitution might
save the nation, by carrying ns back to where
we were before the accession of this Abolition
party to power.
This is the feast to which Andrew G. Curtin
invites us. A death banquet to the nation. He
stands pledged to sacrifice the constitutional
rights of his fellow-citizens, and to build up a
concentrated Federal despotism that will be
more intolerable than that of Berlin or St.
To all thin latter-day extravaganee and folly—
to all these ideas of negro emancipation and
white slavery Geo. W. Woodward is opposed,
and if the people of Pennsylvania desire to end
their days under the liberal Government be
queathed to them by their forefathers—the men
of the Revolution and of 1798—they must elect
him and defeat Andrew G. Curtin.
The Draft—lmportant Suggestions
The New York journal of Commerce says :
"It is manifest that if the draft is renewed, in
spite of the overwhelming evidence that it fails
to give as many soldiers as volunteering, the
manner of drawing ought to be changed. In
stead of the loose way of drawing out the
exact number of conscripts, the entire list of
enrolled men ought to be drawn, and an equal
number of ballots, marked "to go" or "not to
go" drawn from another wheel. We should
then have the evidence that all the names were
in the wheel, and that none were in more than
once. The proposal of the President to reduce
the number of drafted from certain districts,
while it affords some relief to the injustice,
does not fully meet the case. It seems evident
that many persons must be enrolled more than
once, and they thus stand two or more chances
of being drawn instead of one. The enroll
ment ought to be made over and made public.
Lints of enrolled men should be posted in every
district. and days of correction provided. In
a great enrollment, a matter of life and death,
a matter which touches the deepest interests of
the individual citizen, too much caution, care
and respect for those interests cannot be dis
played. Every possible 'precaution ought to
be taken by government to insure equal justice
to all. Instead of the hasty enrollment by
unknown, irresponsible ,men, and the drawing
by bundling a lot of unexamined names into a
wheel, and taking out a fixed number, the pro
ceedings should be open and anxiously free
from either secrecy or opportunity of fraud."
44 The Suidlers Elect Their
The Miffiintown (Juniata county) Democrat
calls our attention to this inscription on a ban
ner used at the recent Curtin ovation, and asks
ue to interrogate the " Hessian oracle as to
what it means."
There is no use interrogating the " Hessian
oracle"—it is an "oracle" which is either mute
or false. It refuses to answer or it answers by
a direct, positive untruth.
However, we have an opinion on the sub
ject, which we trust will be satisfactory to our
Juniata contemporary and not distasteful to
the soldiers who bore the banner referred to.
We respect our soldiers precisely as we do our
fellow-citizens in civil life. The army has no
rights which do not belong to civil life, and no
soldier who understands the laws which gov
ern community, will pretend to anything more.
Their rights are precisely the same. No civil
ian citizen can vote out of his proper district,
and neither can a soldier. The soldiers who
bore the banner with the inscription—" The
soldiers should elect their Rulers"—in our
judgment meant merely that they should be
furloughed to go to their respective districts
and vote. We think so too, but if their officers
restrain them from the exercise of this privi
lege of freemen, it is a fault which belongs to
military discipline and not to civil law.
HOW THE KENTUCKY ELECTION WAS MANAGED.
From the Louisville Democrat of the sth inst.,
brief but expressiv e
we take the following
"Voting on the Wickliffe ticket was stopped
by military order at 9 o'clock in the morning.
The polls opened at about 8 o'clock in the
morning. Ron. Heil Clerk."
The same paper says editorially
"We are glad to know that some of the
strongest administration men look gloomily at
the manner in which the. State election was
managed. No man who hes any . regart for
the rights of States can make any defence or
apology for it. Let those rejoice in success
who can rejoice over an election supervised at
Washington. We have various authentic ac
counts of the suppression of votes in different
places r but we shall try to avoid any maw
ments not authenticated. The plain truth, is,
the peciple of this State were disfranchised and
depriveitiof the right to vote according to the
constitution and laws of the State. The lesson
taught is ominous. What are we to expect
next ? is the inquiry, This is no election, is
the remark of men who have always stood
firmly by the Union."
The following additional incidents are
A. lieutenant• came to the polls at Mt. Wash
ington, with 50 cavalry soldiers, after 24 votes
had been polled for Wickliffe and 3 for llram
lette, and demanded to see the poll-book. Ils
ordered the Judges to suppress the names of
all the Democrats, which was done.
There was no vote in Owen county of conse
quence. The military were at the polls. The
people were intimidated by the presence of
At Newcastle, before breakfast, seven votes
were cast for Wickliffe. After that the Demo
cratic ticket was suppressed entirely.
At Bardstown '
Lieut. Col. Butler, of Indi
ana, suppressed the entire vote for Wickliffe
and other Democrats.
The military would , not allow the polls to be
opened for the Democratic _candidates at
Bloomfield, it is said.
STATE EDITORIAL CONVENTION•
Pursuant to the resolution adopted at the
late m sting in Lancaster, the convention as
sembled at the Merchants' Hotel, at 3 o'clock,
on Tuesday, Hon. George Sanderson, Presi
dent, in the chair.
On motion, Henry Ward and J. A. Fulton
were appointed permanent secretaries. The
following papers were represented :
Lancaster Intelligencer, Hon. George Sander
son; Johnstown Democrat, James Campbell;
Bedford Gazelle, B. F. Meyers; Waynesburg
Messenger, R. W. Jones; Clearfield Republican,
Q. 13. Goodlander ; Pennsylvania Argus, J. M.
Laird; Lebanon Advertiser, W. M. Breslin;
Selinsgrove Times, Franklin Weirick; Democrat
and Sentinel, Ebensburg, James S. Todd ; PA
TRIOT AND UNION, Henry Ward ; Mentor, Kit
taning, J. Alex. Fulton ; Sullivan county Dem
ocrat, Michael Meylert ; Centre Rerichter, F.
Kurtz ; Bellefonte Watchman. P. G. Meek ;
McKean County Democrat, J. B. Platt; Demo
cratic Standard, N. C. Barclay; Reading Adler,
Charles Kessler ; Pittsburg Post, J. P. Barr ;
Fulton Democrat, H. G. Smith ; Easton Senti
nel, D. H. liewman ; Sunday 'Mercury, F. W.
Grayson; Evening fournaroCbarles N. Pine.
Messrs. Fulton, Jones and Myers wtre ap
pointed a oommittee on resolutions.
The following gentlemen were named to
constitute a permanent executive committee,
under a previous resolution : Messrs. Barr,
Sanderson, Jones, Ward Bueler, Neiman, Full.
ton, Grayson and Pine.
After some discussion the Convention ad
journed to meet at seven o'clock.
EVENING SESSTON.—The committee on res
olutiwie reported the following, which were
WHEREAS, The freedom of speech and of the
press has ever been a cherished right, founded
as well in reason as in law,
and guaranteed to
us by the Constitution of the United States as
well as the Constitution of Pennsylvania;
And whereas, Its maintenance is essential to
the intelligent exercise of the elective fran
And whereas, Its abridgement or suppres
sion is a direct thrust at liberty, and in a pop
ular government like ours, a tacit confession
that the acts of those who attempt go unwar
rantably to destroy this snored right will not
stand the test of public discussion and the ver
dict of a free people; therefore,
Resolved, That freedom of speech and of the
press is as necessary to the perpetuity of liberty
as the freedom of the ballot-box ; and that
those who assail therights of the former would
not hesitate to strike down the latter, and are
equally the enemies of the people.
Resolved, That we emphatically denounce
every attempt to interfere with or abridge the
liberty of speech or of the press, whether it be
by the unlawful arrest and imprisonment of
public speakers and editors, or by suppressing
newspapers by either mob violence or pretend
ed civil or military authority.
Resolved, That inasmuch as this liberty in
terests every eitixen, and its denial, abridge
ment or distinction may affect him personally,
we call upon all, without distinction of party,
to vindicate their high privileges in this behalf;
and here we cannot but express our astonish
ment that Republican editors have not only
stood by and seen this dearest of American
rights violated, but have actually approved and
endorsed the violation.
Rumbed, That, let others do as the may, for
ourselves we intend to stand up for our. rights
as American freemen; that we will never yield
them, but will assert and maintain them by
our voices, by our votes, and, if need be, by
Resolved, That the so-called rulers of the
American people are but their agents; and to
deny the right of the principals to direct, con
trol or criticise the acts of their agents, is as
repugnant to the principle of law as of common
Resolved, That a committee of three be ap
pointed by the President of the Convention
to prepare and publish an address to the peo
ple of reuusylvania on these' important sub
jects. J. A. Fctiron,
R. W. Jonas, Committee.
B. F. MYERS,
The Chairman of the State Central Commit
tee having been• introduced, some discussion
took place upon the best mode of circulating
political intelligence through the press of the
State, and the proper disposition of party pa
tronage—in which Messrs. Barr, Jones, Nei
man, Grayson, Ward, Kessler, Fulton, and
Messrs. Fulton, Grayson and Meylert, were
appointed to prepare an address pursuant to
the resolution above passed.
Mr. Jones offered the following, which was
Resolved, That the interests of the Democratic
press of the State demand a thorough and ef
fective organization: that an oeeasional friendly
interchange of opinion and sentiment, by its
representatives, will give it harmony and
strength ; that, to this end, the Executive Com
mittee be and is hereby instructed to appoint
a time and place, at least once a year, for a
meeting of ihe Editorial. Convention.
The Convention adjourned sine die.
Gao. S.INDERSON, President.
J. A. FIaTON.
ikIEETISO OF THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL
CONMITrEE —A meeting of the Democratic
State Central Committee of Pennsylvania WaS
held at the Merchants' Hotel, on Tuesday,
August 11, 1863. The Chairm.tn, Hon. C. J.
Biddle, called the Committee to order , and in
doing OD made s ome appropriate remarke. The
following members o f the Committee were
present; Theodore Cuyler, Robert J.. Hemp
hill, John Fullerton, Jr , I.ea4.e. Leech, Phila
delphia; John. D. Evans, Chester county;
William H. Witte, Montgotne-y county ;
T Rogers, Backs county Thomas Beckman,
Northampton county; Hiester Clymer, Berks
county ; Asa Packer, Carbon county . Michael
My lert, Sullivan euuety ; Mortimer F. Elliot.,
Ting& county , John H. Humes, Lycoming
county ; Wm. Elliot, Northumberland county ;
William M. Breslin, Lebanon county Gleorge
Band•rson and James Patterson, Lanoaster
county ; John F Spangler, York county ; H.
Smith, Fulton county_; J. S. Africa, Hunting
don eounly ; William B igler, Clearfield county;
Hugh W :weir, Indtana c ; R. W. Jones,
substitute for W. T. H. ppulev, Greene county;
orge W. Cass anti Janis P. Barr, Allegheny
county; James G. Cambpell, Butler county ;
Kennedy L. Blood, Jefferson, county.
Bobprt J. Hemphill, Esq., of Philadelphia,
was unanimously appointed Secretary.
On motion of Mr. Leech, it was resolved that
Oorrintitt!es on Organiz ation,Finance and Print
ing, be appointed by the Chairman, each Com
mittee to 'consist of five members:
Qn jnotion - of Mr. Sanderson, it was resolved
that six ratakmeetings ' under the auspices of
the Democratic State Central Committee, be
held on the 17th of September, 1863, the anni
versary of the adoption of the Constitution of
the United States, viz : at Philadelphia, Lan
caster, Williamsport,Uniontonn, Meadville and
On motion, the Chairmau was authorized to
appoint a Treasurer and such other officers as
might be necessary.
An Address, prepared by the Chairman, was
read and unanimously adopted, and ordered to
be published in all the Damocratic papers in
On motion, the Committee adjourned to meet
at the call of Chairman.
ROBERT J. HEMPHILL, Secretary.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
THE ATTACK ON CHARLESTON TO BE
Nr.w YORK., Auguists 13.—The 'steamship
Arago arrived at this port to-day from Port
Royal via Charleston bar at 8 o'clock on Mon
She brine the One hundred and seventy
sixth Pennsylvania 'regiment, 600 strong,
whose term of service has expired,
Our correspondent, under date of the Bth
inst., says : "The rebels have built numerous
additional batteries on James Island, and we
will have to encounter a hundred more guns
than Dupont had opposed t 3 him. They are
also building interior lines of defences close to
• 1 Not less than 7,000 troops have landed on
Morris Island during the past week from the
Under the date of 5 P. IL, of the 9th, he
Gen. Gilmore has notified Admfral Dahl
gren that he will be in readiness to commence
the assault on the 13th.
"The Navy is all ready, so that the fight
will commence on that day.
"The greatest confidence is felt as to the
result. The fall of Fort Sumpter and Wagner
and Cutdming's Point is regarded as a certain
ty in from two to six hours.
"A deserter from Fort Wagner says two
thirds of the guns have been removed from
Fort Sumpter and mounted on James Island,
and that the fall of Fort Sumpter is regarded
by the rebels as a certainty—the damage done
by the Monitors in April rendering the possi
bility of holding Sumpter not to be thought of.
" A deserter alto says that Sumpter was on
the point of tastrendering when the Monitors
withdrew in the last attack.
We have been shelling night and day.. Fort
Jackson keeps up a brisk fire, and our wooden
gunboats go in every day and shell the rebels.
At night the rebels shell our land batteries awl
we shell them in return.
"On Sunday next we will certainly bold
Sumpter, and within a few days after Charles
ton or its ruins will be in our possession.
" Five mortar schooners and the wooden
gunboats are stripping for the fight.
"The weatliet continues delightful, though
there is great suffering for the want of ice,
lemons and sugar. Cannot Boston, New York
or Philadelphia send cargoes here for the use
of our gallant sailors and soldiers ?"
[THE VERY LATEST.]
At the time the Arago IClbirta, the °Lima,
Marblehead, Seneca, and Ironsides are en
gaged in shelling the Cummings' Point bat
The .Arago reports our losses at Morris Is
land as very trifling; not exceeding throe or
four easualitiea per day.
The bark Faith from Philadelphia, was to
tally lost on Port Royal bar on the 3d inst.
New Youe, Aug. I:l—The Post's special
Washington dispatch says, that Gov. Todd, of
Ohio, and Senators Cowan and Harris, and
several Generals had an interview with the
President to-day, and important military de
monstrations were pressed, which, it is said,
would inflict a tremendous blow on the rebel
lion. The matter comes up in the Cabinet to
morrow, when a decision will be made without
Other loyal Governors have, by letter, urged
the movement forthwith.
FROM NEW YORK.
NMI , YORK, August 13.
Thomas Eddis Emmett, the son of the illus
Robert Emmett, died yesterday at As-
The, Mayor, in a meeeage to the Board of
Alderman, suggested the propriety of, tender
ing the hospitality of the city to Admiral Farra
gut, and the board promptly passed resolu
tions honoring the illustrious naval hero.
An ordinance was introduced into the board
to day proposing to raise 16250,000 to aid in
procuring substitutes for the drafted men.
The committee on national affairs was also
directed to supervise the enrollment in the va
The trial of James M. Whittier, for the as
sault on the Tribune otrice l daring the late
riots, resulted in a sentence of one year's im
prisonment. and $250 fine. He is said to be a
native of Maryland, and formerly was in the
By THE MAILS.
APPREHENDED ODTBREAR. OF SECESSIONISTS
SAN Faancisco, August 11.—The State is
full of rumors of a contemplated rising of the
Secessionists, and consequently there is an un
easy feeling in the public mind.
On the 6th an affray occurred at Visalia, a.
small town in Tillare County, between the Se
cessionists and the soldiers stationed there.—
One of the latter was killed and several of the
former wounded. Thirty-six shots were ex
changed. The adjoining counties in the south
ern part of the State contain numerous Seces
sionists. At Visalia great excitement prevailed.
Some of the Union citizens have organized as
a Soma Guard, and others pursued the parties
who fired at the soldiers.
The house of a man who shot a soldier was
burned on the night of the 7th, and this act
exasperated both the Unionists and Secession
ists, each accusing the other of the deed.
General Wright, the military commander or
San Francisco, telegraphed that all the spare
arms among the soldiers of Visalia should be
distributed among the cavalry from Owen's
Run to Visalia. To-day rumors are current of
a secession outbreak in Santa Clara and Selene
counties. Both counties contain a large seces
sion element. The reports are discredited, but
their circulation creates a l arm .
General Wright telegraphed some days since
to Washington for the Government to immedi
ately begin' the new defences of San Francisco,
_about a million, but has received no
reply. Last night the supervisor voted a guar
antee for the city to repay any person who
would advance $20,000 to enable the General
to instantly commence the proper fortifications.
TILE WAR,WITLI Tap INDIANS.
CHICAGO, August 12.—A speoial dispatch front
St. Paul, Minnesota, says . :
"Dr. Hoyt, of the Idaho gold mines, reports
that in a battle between the passengers of the
steamers Shreveport and Robert Campbell and
the Indiansot hundred miles below Fort Union,
on the Missouri river, twenty-eight I ndians
were killed and a number wounded. Three of
the whites were also killed, and two wounded.
The boats, which were on a sandbar, had two
howitzers, and were barricaded with bundles of
"Dr. Hoyt reports that all the Indians on
this side of the Rock Mountains are hostile,
and he believes that the expedition of Captain
Fiske will prove . a failure."
A letter' from Sibley's expedition, dated
James river, July 2lst, says . : "A battle is
expected with the Indians within two days.
It seems to be the design of the Indians to
leave the prairie and draw our forces into the
hilly country of Missouri and there give them
THE PUBLICATION OF GEN. GRANT'S OFFICIAL
ifestriNarow, August 12.—The official report
of Gen. Grant's operations at Vicksburg was
published to-day in the official Gazette. This
interesting document, has been kept from the
public for three weeks, in. order that its publi
cation might be made a source of profit to the
official Gazette. A copy of it was made for the
press at the headquarters of the army imme
diately after its reception. Various corres
pondents have impoituned the authorities for
permission to lay it before the public, but by
an order from the War Department it was sup
pressed until it should be convenient for the
official Gazette to bring it forth.
BUTLERS' WAGONS CAPTURED BY GUERILLAS
Last night Mosby's guerillas made a descent
upon a, train df sutlers' wagons, about ten
miles from Alexandria, capturing fourteen
heavily loaded vehiclee, together with a num
ber of prisoners. Our cavalry is in pursuit of
EMPLOYMENT OF NEGROES IN TUE REBEL ARMIES
It is stated by those who profess to know
much of the programme of the rebel leaders
that the organization of negroes in the rebel
armies has been determined upon. The ne
groes thus employed are to be compensated by
donations of land and emancipation at the end
of the war. They t are also to be allowed five
dollars for each United States musket, twenty
five dollars for each United States horse, fifty
dollars for each United States negro soldier
captured by them. and fifty dollars for each
scalp of a United States white officer command
ing negro soldiers.
THE INTERNAL REVENUE RECEIPTS
It has already been stated that the internal
revenue receipts have for six months reached
six millions of dollars, which is but half the
sum originally estimated. Subordinate of&
cials at one time predicted the receipts would
exceed twelve millions a month. Mr. Chase
is anxious to provide for the deficit. Either
the excises must be doubled or the staples of
the South must be heavily taxed. The latter
course will aid Mr. Chase's policy of holding
the Smith under military subjection.
Letters have been received here from lead
ing Republicans of Pennsylvania who opposed
Gov. Curtin's renomination for Governor, sta
ting that he cannot be re-elected.
GEN. LEE'S QUARREL WITH THE REBEL GOVERN-
It in believed hero that the rebel authorities
will persist in the execution of Captains Saw
yer and Flynn, at Richmond, knowing that
such execution will be promptly followed by
that of Gen. W. H Lee and Captain Winder.
The reported remonstrance of Gen. R. E Lee.
and his threat to throw up hiP Commission and
retire from the confederacy if the execution is
carried out, comes from such widely different
sources that it is believed to be entitled to full
EXCHANGE OF PAROLED PRISONERS
Lists of paroled. rebel prisoners have been
forwarded to Gen. Meredith, and it is expected
that within a few days the exchange of the en
listed men who have been paroled and released
will be effected, and thus save eighteen thou
sand soldiers to be returned to service in the
ARRIVAL OF CAPTURED DESERTERS.
Twenty more deserters, handcuffed and
chained, arrived here to-day from the North,
under charge of a detachment of the invalid
A GFNTLEMAN, cured of Nervous
Debilityjn competency, P , emature Decay and Youthful
Error, satiated by a desire to benefit othets, will be
happy to furnish to all who need it (free of charge) the
rented and directions for making the simple Remedy
used in his case. Those wishing to profit by his expe
rience—and possess a valuable Remedy—will receive
the same, by return mail, (carefully sealed,) by ad
dressing. JOHN B. OGDEN.
Aug 14-3mdicw No. CO, Nissan street, N. Y.
August 11, 1863, ELWIN Jaws Wuza, aged 19 years
awl S months
. Her funeral will take place from the residence of her
father, No. 24, Second street, above Market Square, at
5 30 p. m., this day.
HARRISBURG, August 14, 1863.
WANTED.TO HIRE—A building
with four or five rooms, suitable for office and
quarters, east of Second street and near Market street.
Aug 14—d3t Address Bor. 235 P. 0 , Harrisburg.
PUBLIC SALE.—WiII be sold on Sat.
urday morning, August 15, on the premises of the
subscriber, in Locust street. between Second and Third,
Harrisburg, the entire stock of household and kitchen
furniture. Sale to commence at 9 o'clock.
Ang 11 4 t PETE tt SANDERS.
PRoPosALs IeOR STONE BRIDGE.
Proposals will be received at the City - Council
Chamber till 7 o'clock p. m., September 5. for erect
ing a stone bridge over Paxton creek, at Paxton street,
in this city, according to plane ant specification. on
file in the Council Chamber. Proposals will state the
price with brick arches and also with hewn stone arches;
also specify the time of commencement and completion
of the work.
Proposers will specify what they will allow for the
materials on tee ground They will also be required
to furnish all the material necessary to do the work.
The Council will reserve the rieht to reject all bids
that they believe will not be to the advantage of the
city, or that they may believe are exorbitant
Proposals to be endorsed "Proposals for b,idge," and
directed to W 0, HICKOK.
President Common council.
Street Committee Ist district. ilare2-3tswtd
THE DRAFT IN THE 151'H AND ADJOIN-
NATIONAL SUBSTITUTE AGENCY.
A. K. SWIFTER & CO , having opened en office in
Carliele,at the Government Ansi:noes offtee.inHheemis
Hall, are now prepsred to famish substitutes at fair
Substitutes supplied from this office will be able bod
ied Aliens, not subject to draft All drafted nersons
served by us are guarantied a release from the draft.
Apply at once, in person or by letter, at the "Na
tional Substitute Agency, ,, Rheem , e Hall, Carlisle.
References,—.T, Al. Weakley, Joseph Hither, jr., J.
Rheem. A. R. SWISHER. dr, CO.
A rare chance is offered for the profitable investment
of from three to flee thousand dollars in the mannfae
tura of an improvement of great value, it being an arti
cle of indispensible household use, lately patented A
net profit of fifty per cent. guaranteed upon the amount
invested. Hood references given and required. Ad
dress WM. P. P &TTON,
ang6 Harrisburg. Pi
E - --
XEMPTIONS FROM THE DRAFT.
Persons baring legal claims to exemption from the
draft can have their cases prepared and presented to tha
Board on application to R. E. YRRiaIISON, Attorney- 1 A-
Law, Recond Street, opposite Buehler Rouse Moe
with Win 'M. Miller, Erq. ; Aug 12-lwt;
COFFIII.EB 'AND SUGARS OF ALL
GRADES, and at reasonable prices, for Rale by
wm. DOM iL, & 00.
TO THOSE DESIRING TO PRO
CURE SUBS rl TUTES, AND
TO THOSE WISHING TO 'BECOME SUDSTITuTEe.
The undersigned, Military Claim Agents, tender their
services for the procuring of iubstitutes for Drafted
men, as well as for the securing or the highest price
for those wishing to offer themaelvea as Substitutes.
They will register the names of each class referred to,
withlbe amounts, in mon-7, p (posed to be given by
can have all the
the v r o i n f e te a d a m l to en b v e rh r:c a e rie ve l
e d ga b l y ly th e
e r m ati p e t r.
papers prepaved neeessary to establish their claims to
exemption by calling upon the undereigned.
Those interested are invited to call at the Moe , i n
the Exchange Buildings, opposite the Tauotilln County
bIacDOWEIA & MAGUIRE,
Rols-1m Miiitary Claim Agents.
PF4 BEST BEER IN TIIJ CITY
Friends of an excellent glass of beer, the beet re
freshment in this hot weather. can get it always at my
Saloon, Walnut street. next to the Lancasterian school
as I am supplied regularly from T. SPICING—
ER7B Brewery, Lancaster, Pa.
ATTENTION, DRAFIED MEN'—
Any drafted man from this district, desiring to
volunteer in the 47th Regiment P. y. stationed at Hey
West, Fla., will be accepted, by spaying to the sub
scriber. They will receive $2? before leaving for the
Second at. 2 doors belotiellueliklL.AW Cr' ltardware store
RETURN OF THE FAVORITES !
3EI NZ 33 Mg I N MS
COMBINATION TROUPE !
F O R
Dar THREE NIGHTS ONLY ! Ags
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
August 13th, 14th and 15th.
ADMISSION 26 and 30 VENTS.
NIXON'S CREMORNE CIRCUS,
NIXON'S CREAIORNE CIRCUS,
NIXON'S CREMORNE CIRCUS,
NIXON'S CREMORNE CIRCUS,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
ON LOT IN SECOND STREET,
ON LOT IN SECOND STREET,
ON LOT IN SECOND STREET,
ON LOT IN SECOND STREET,
NEAR THE COT UON MILL
NEAR THE COTTON MILL
NEAR THE COTTON MILL
NEAR THE COTTON MILL
, 1 27 - : NIXON'S
First appearance in America.
MadameMacarte has great satls
, faction in announcing to the people
Iy of this country, that after an ab-
SCPCO of several years she wilt
.7" II INNIMAi m __
again have the honor of appearing
Among the Royal British Circus
is the beautiful Stud of English
thorough-brects, including the ea.,
.„ brated Mare,
. „ BLACK SWAN.
PRing the same Troupe with which
in England, Ireland and Scotland
she had the honor of performing
- before the most related and neuter
ens audiences in every city in the
Madame Ataearte's great Act, the
fi i - ~. VENETIAN CARNIVAL
_4...,X. z, -...
.W,^.7; 4 . 0:4•- -- Will be remembered by those who
.•• rilo r — witnessed her former effortu in - this
# I;S..: '..- country. --
First appearance in America of
- p 0 11r. JOHN COOK,
(.;?" k The English humorist, }mown as 112 ,-.
7 - ,
most brilliant wit in England, and
e fantiliarly styled the COMIC 31041
fa 1 , The elegant follies of this a ell.
/ bred and gentlemanly clown will be
I 4 occasionally diversified by the ex,
i ,/ ; ,, ,d,„ 4 '': 7 41 1 ' ~,yr,_.„, e ,, ceedingly comic grotesques of the
' - -----''' famous FRENCH PIKRROT. .40,...
e - • < First appearance in America or
•••' 4 O - - 1
SYRO - ARABIC TROUPE.*
, - „Comprising Male and Female Jug.
liPt 1 . glers, Acrobates, Contortionists.
Prominent among the features of
______ 4 — . this troupe is the distinguished
1 . MLLE CARROLL, ,
4.0 f European and American eele.
if "' brity. This young and brilliant
artiste is acknowledged by all, both
A• lc in and out of the equestrian pro
,it, fession, to be the most perfect rider
‘..,? r of the age.
~4 - ' 4 • 10 ,., a'!*
.„, 1 7 , 4, ' In addition to the Mar Company,
i -. `c'',„ `,,._-- the manager has secured an en
-----.....- gagement with the renowned Wild.
Mr. EATON STONE.
Mr. Stone's feats on horseback
are all performed on his nakce.
Steed, without saddle, bridle, or
covering of any kind. His reckless
d ies brilant leaps over four-barred
ga and other barriers, while
carrying his son upon his head, and
-- in various other attitudes, are con
sidered the per fection of cquestrisu
skill, and have justly entitled hint
to the distinction of Clampioa
S. LATHROP ,
The Kentuck Clown•
al/DI its vrroiDS.
The Orem. Model MO,
, j ,- „ .
.1 10.,,,,, The great romantic spectacle
"'"7---aLer''. DICK TURPIN'S
e\ BIDE To ToRK,
AND 41°1116: -DEATH OF BLACK M
• • - ' DICK TrammDOME lifACAßZß
FARE. NOTICE.—What my wi ts Diary
hai l left my bed and board wittiout any jt cause
whatever I therefore forewarn all persons from
ing or harboring her on my account, as I am d
ed to pay no debts of her contracting from t his date.
EIENRY rrovrz E.LMAN .
bykonoitnyni Anguat 10, 1883.--angll-4,*
FOR TWO DAYS ONLY,
FOR TWO DAYS ONLY,
FOR TWO DAYS ONLY,
FOR TWO DAYS ONLY,
AUGUST 21 AND 22,
AUGUST 21 AND 22,
AUGUST 21 AND 22,
AUGUST 21 AND 22,