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rti j e vairiet &fdniett, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2?, 1863 O. BARI - TETT & CB., 1110PRIZTOra Communications sill not be published in the PATRIOT Na rs/os unless accompanied with the name of th author. 5. M. PETTENGILL No. 37 Park Row. N.Y., and a State St., Boston. Are oar Agents for the PATRIOT Ja UNION ID 'MOOD 'Mee, and are authorised to take Advertisements and abarolptiona for as at oar Lowest Rates. DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS. FOR GOVERNOR, BON. GEO. W. WOODW ARD, OF puririTIELPHLL. FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT, WALTER H. LOWRIE, OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY. Democratic State Central Committee. The following is the State Central Committee as ap pointed by Hon. FINDLAY PATTERSON, of Washing ton county, who, as 15 esident of the late Democratic Cony elution, was authorized by a resolution of the body to announce the Committee. It consists of a Chairman, and Representatives of the several Senatorial Dia' riots into which the state is divided ; Hon. Cams J. BIDDLE, Chairman. st Diatrict—Theodore Gluier ; Philadelphia. Do Robert J. Hemphill.... do. D0.....J0hn Fullerton, jr do. Do. ...Tease Leech do. 2d.... d0.....J0hn D. Evans, Chester county. 8d... do Wm. H. Witte, Montgomery county. ath...do Wzn. T. Rogers, Bucks county. 5th...d0..... Thomas Beckman. Northampton county. Sth,..do Birder Clymer, Boas county. 7th...d0 William Randall Schuylkill county. 8th...d0... .. Asa Packer, Car bon county. Mh...do.....hlichael Mylert, Sullivan county. 10th...d0 Stephen 8 Winchester, Lucerne county. 11th...d0 Mortimer E. Elliot, Ticga county: 12th...d0 John H. flumes, Lycoming county. 13th...d0 William hallo; Northumberland county. 14th...de.....E1eamel Hepburn, Cumberland county. 10th...d0 William M. Breslin, Lebanon county. 16th...d0..... George Sanderson, Lancaster county. D 0..... James Patterson do. 17th...d0.....J0hn F Spangler, York county. 111th...d0..... Henry Smith, Fulton county. 29th...d0 J Simpson Africa, Huntingdon county. 2Dth...do_....Williant Clearfield county, 215t....d0..... Hugh Weir. Indiana county. 224.....d0.....Th0mas B. Searight, Fayette county. T. 11.Paniey, Greene county. 24th...d0 tied. W Cass, Allegheny county. D 0..... James P. parr .. . . . ....do. 25th._.de James G. Campbe ll, Butler county. 26th...d0.....DaYid S. Morrie, Lawrence eteatlty. 27th...d0 Thomas W. Graron, Crawford musty. 28th...d0 h ennedy L Blood, Jefferson county. NOTICE. The several County Committees of Superintendence are requeated to communicate the mammy and postoifice Adams of their members to the Chairmen of the State Central Committee: Editors of Democratic papers In Pennsylvania are requested to forward copies to him. CHARLES J. BIDDLE, Chairman. ' PEILADIILPHLI.Iy 220863. Demottatio Codikty vokivention. At a meeting of the County Committee, held at the public house of Jas. Raymond, in the tity of Harrisburg, on the 15th inst., it Whß unanimously Resolved, That the Democratic voters of the several weds, boroughs and townships in Dau phin county, are requested to meet at their usual places of holding delegate elections, in the townships, between the hours of five and seven o'clock, P. M., and in the wards and boroughs, between the hours of seven and a half and nine o'clock, P. ht„ on Saturday the sth day of September next, for she purpose of electing two delegates from each ward, bor ough and township, to represent them in a County Convention...which shall be held at the Court House, in the City of Harrisburg, on Tuesday, the tk,h day of September next, at two o'clock. P. M., for the purpose of forming a county ticket, &c. The following change in the places of hold ing delegate elections were made, viz Susquehanna Township.—From Miller's school house, to Michael G. Shreiner's hotel, Coxes town. Nidtligtown—ltiVie Ward..—To the public house of Raymond & Kendig. A. W. Wersos, Chairman. Franklin Smith, Secretary. Schuylkill County—lllegal Arrests. We are sorry that the account of the illegal arrest and imprisonment of seven citizens of Schuylkill county reached us too late for this morning's paper. It will be published on Monday. Lincoln's Policy " The Government has decided not to retain any officer in the army whose views on the war policy are not in with its own." So says the New York Commercial Advertiser, which, being a leading advocate of the Ad ministration, may be taken as good authority. This would exclude every Democratic officer from command—and knowing the delicate po sition in which they stand, many of them, who do not desire to leave the army, have really be come, or pretend to be, better Abolitionists than the President_ If the same rule were to be applied to the privates; we should soon have a rampant Abolition army, or no army at ali— as two-thirds of the rank and file are -Demo crats. Curtin no Politician. The Philadelphia Dial, in the middle of an article in favor of Curtin for Governor, inno cently exclaims : " We don't want a politician !" How Curtin will smile when he reads this. Why, he has been, ever since the first dawn of his maJhood, a mousing, scheming. intriguing politician—a pot-house demagogue, and noth ing more. He is that to-day—stumping the State like a sturdy beggar, asking alms of every one he meets—now addressing the dear peo ple, and now carousing with his intima\s friends and counsellors. The Dial knows thiN —everybody who knows anything knows it and we can only account for Curtin's friends resorting to the miserable "no-party" "dodge on the supposition that they believe the people to be fools_ If this is their idea, they will soon discover their mistake. Malne—Canada—Spilt in tae Republican Party. An intelligent friend who has jastmeturned from " a professional tour through the Eastern Stites, thence , via Montreal, etc., hotat," com municates the following interesting intern gam: " I have great hopes of the State of Maine, as bit at out 6,000 majority have to bo sat deed to redeem that State. "Canada is full of runaway Abolition Yan kees, eku'king the conscription of their own fanatical party. 0 A great Republithin party split hal taken place between the New gnglanders and the party in the Northwestern States, based upon this fact : that, whilst the former are making l aud gains in Government contracts, and get ting rich OR blood and plunder, the latter are suffering from drought, stoppage of the Mis sissippi trade, and drain of population , to carry on a neguemancipation war inaugurated by the former. • This will be developed in the fall elections -i n mi c higan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, &0., to the -surprise of many--1111 70U WW Ioo." The Treacnery of the Administration. The political condition of the country, moulted by the policy of the present National Administration, has not been slow enough in process, nafortunately, to be unfelt. The rapid, heaclong strides of the party in power toward the accomplishment of those deeigns,whieh, for a time, since the beginning of the war, were hidden in the fair promises made tote the peo ple far purposes of conciliation and support, have disclosed too anon the treachery of their authors,to win the nation:to forgetfulness of the past. Haste has been begotten Of failure and despair. Recklessness has supplanted prudedoe 'with the sense of decaying power_ Two yeal ago rancor and regret were reconciled to trust the assurances of compromise and conserva tism, made by the President in the dark mad solemn hour of national atllictien.—T wo years ago a single, earnest purpose animated, with an t distinction of party, the people of the loyal States.-9 great thought, common to all, filled the mind and heart of the nation. The world witnessed for the second time in our history, the spectacle which has since gradually faded out of view—of a united North bent upon the accomplishment of our national salvation. We trusted, believed, forgot the eivisions our en emies prettilned upon as an element of their own strength, put faith in the men who were over us, and in the holiness and justice of our cause. Two years has undeceived us; two years has taught us the experienee of elisap. pointment and chagrin, and filled with morti fication and despair the hopes that were cher ished in stern resolves and generous sacrifice. The history of that period has developed the Most stupendous duplicity over practiced upon a civilized people, and in bringing new issues to the war has brought fresh burdens on the country. The treachery of the men in power insti gated by a restless tendon in their midst, is heart-sickening to the believer in the true destiny of the nation ; it can no more be rararded with success than can the maohins lions of the Father of Lies. It has degraded the national character and seduced the national virtue, and lent a low tendency to the tone of our national life. It has not only divided the North, retarded theosperations of our arms, and delayed success, but it has engendered a pol icy of deception practically subversive of the rights of our own people.—lt is the origin of proscriptive leagues, oppressive but artfully worded laws, secret designs upon the elective franchise, false official intelligence, suppres sion of facts and the .circulation of lies, official intrigue, jealousy and debauchery The President himself—God pity us, lis people ! stands to-day before the world convicted of the conspicuous crime of perjury to his oath of office, and the deliberate avowal,s of his inaugural address. In mockery of Di line justice he calls upon his people at stated times, to pray for the welfare of the Union— but for sins so grave a deeper penance has been required and is requited in the fast in creasing evils and sorrows that have come upon Andrew G. Curtin. This gentleman, whose health was so feeble a shdrt time since as to induce him to decline a re-nomination, is now vigorously stumping the State, begging those whom he has helped to beggar to re-elect him. In order to help him along in his canvass, we publish gratis a compliment or two paid him by monitors of his own party. The Governor is, proverbially, a modest man, and will not blazon his vir tues before the people, and most of his friends partake too amok of the same amiable weak ness to be of much service to him. But there are exceptions—the Pittsburg Gazette and' Dispatch seem disposed to do him justice, and as we feel charitably disposed towards him, we quote their eulogiuma with pleasure. They are both Republican papers of the Abolition dye, and neither the Governor nor his friends can except to their testimony. The &watch says; "Mr. Curtin, so long ago as the 16th of April, annnounced that he should 'retire from the office' at the close of his term, assigning as a reason therefor, that his constitution had been so completely broken down by'the labo rious duties of his office that a prolongation of those duties might endanger hie life. For the consolat on of the select circle of friends' who might have grieved over his complete retire ment to private life, his Excellency further intimated that a mug diplomatic position, which he should not feel at liberty to refuse, had been tendered him. To say that this early and official announcement of Governor Curtin's intention to abandon any designs on the Guber natorial chair was hailed with satisfaction by the sincere advocates of Republican'principles throughout the State, is to give but a taint idea of the relief such a prospect afforded. "It is idle to disguise the fact that the pre vious course-of Gov. Curtin had not been Bette factory to the masa or the Republican party. Rightfully or wrongfully, he has been held responsible by the voters of the party for the shoddy swinoles which disgraced the State's management of her quota of three mouths' troops ; he is held responsible for the misman agement of the reserve corps, and for the shamefully bungling manner in which the draft of 1862 was put into operation. Since his de clination has been published, the course of Gov. Curtin has even been more unsatisfactory to men of his party, especially in the westein portion of the State. During the last invasion of the Monongahela valley by the rebels, all efforts of the authorities here to secure even the privilege of organizing troops for home defence, failed; and during the later invasion by Lee's army, instead of adopting a decisive policy of enrollment, the State authorities published frantic appeals to the people, and made daily changes in the form of enlistments, until military affairs in the State were thrown into utter cenfaiion." Tnis extract has the merit of being both true and complimentary, and we have no doubt will be appreciated by his Excellency. The Gazette is by no means behind its con- temporary in laboring to do justice to the Gov ernor. It speaks plainly, but the people love candor, and will pronounce fairly upon the facts on the day of election. Addressing Abe conVetiliOn that 10Mill,Ited Curtin, the Gazette remarks : . • 4•We trust that nobody will allow himself to be mi: Ltd by the idea that a man like Curtin, and whits uch a record as we have shown of him, can be forced upon the people er this country by putting him in nomination against their will. We know what we say, when we give notice to those who may be tempted to this view, that he is universally believed by the people here to be . corrupt—to have sold the age and the party both —and to be au3 thing but well affect ed to the na tional administration or the truly loyal men at home ; they know indeed so well the sort of company he keeps, and the kind of influences that have governed him, that we have ket given shape and utterance to their invincible repugnance to the man ; and done whet they desired in •erides.voring to save! the party, by warning the twanagers that itt4y,ratlot, eeither touch, taste, or handle anytkingio unclean, if they considered the vote or the strongest Re publican county in the State dr the nation an important one." These papers have not yet r+tracted a word they htiie pttblished, nor iati "any friend of Curtin's or the Governor him elf undertaken to refute the charges. The rejoord stands un t, impeached. The Waibington Itepublic4n en jo i n w Forney.--A Flare Up. It is well known to the reading community that there are two papers published in Wash ington City devoted to the aniport of the Ad ministration—the Chronicle, edited, (or sup posed to be edited,) by John W. Forney, other wise known as "The President's Dag," and the Republican, edited we believe, lily Dr. Bailey— both claiming to be, in some measure, official organs. Between these two piesaes there has recently sprung up a little breieze which, it is said, has - so far disturbed the Iserenity, if not the harmony of the party, as ito have required a meeting of leading politicians at the Capital to stifle, if possible, the controversy in its in cipiely. The jealousy from Which the quarrel sprung, no doubt existed long ago, but the immediate cause of the eutbreak was this:— The Republican published an editorial in which war with England was predietdd, and the semi official source of the prediction gave it * so much weight and the paper so much credit for inti mate association with the Pre4ident and Cabi net, that Forney—the Dog—tdok fire; and, to fix more firmly the belief in the public mind that he was sole official editor, be treated the article of the kpublican with ridicule, hooted at the idea of a foreign war, denied that any such notion was entertained by the Adminis tration, and more than intimated that Dr. Bai ley was assuming airs. This was too much for the Doctor who, although he might bear much, could not bear everything—and, accord ingly he retorted as follows: s' THE CONTRACTORS' ORGAN PUTTING ON Ants.—A morning paper which ca e into ex istence upon Government plundt , and has never lived upon anything else si e, except the ten cent pieces which it exacted from the poor soldiers of the, Army of the Potomac for so teeny of its coplee, senate 14 the tee:MO Of the dear public against a news paragraph which we published a few days since, and which it did not dare to copy or steal, as it usually does. The article is question is simply a tissue of lilack,quardism and lies, and the writer knew he lied when he wrote it. That is not all. He knows that we know he lien, and that we know that he knows that we knowhe lies. So far as our official relations with the Government are con cerned, it is a matter between the Government end ourselves, and is not a subjest for public discussion, notwithstanding the contractors' organ sees fit to introduce the matter into the article alluded to." This shell took effect—it exploded near the magazine and threw the whole party, Presi dent, Cabinet, Senators, Contractors, politi cians, plunderers and scullions into fits. For fear the next shell might explode in the maga zlne, and blow up the whole rotten concern, a meeting of leading men was called, aud proba bly the little diffitalty has been amicably and satisfactorily arranged. But that shot hurt Forney, and he has been more unassuming ever since NEGRO VALOR.—The N. IL World says : Our readers will remember the extraordinary stories which were scattered all over the coun try totlChing the vtilor of the negro soldiers who participated in the first assault upon Port Hudson. It was claimed that six hundred cut of one thousand men were killed, and the ter rible blacks fought with their teeth when their muskets and arms failed them. All the aboli tion papers took part in the chorus of praise for the negroes; the poet Baker celebrated their deeds in verse : while General Banks himself, in his dispatches, extolled the negro troops and said not a word in favor of the white. But the truth is out at last. The whole atory was a falsehood from beginning to end, and was prepared beforehand to reconcile the North to the arming of the slaves. The New Orleans Ema, General Bank's personal or gan, gives an official return of the losses dur ing the whole siege in .the negro regiments, from which it appears that There were engaied in the siege of Pore Hudson two regiments of colored troops, the First and the Third, both together numbering 1,246 men. Of these 28 were killed, 123 wounded by gunshots, and 46 by falling trees, making the total casualties 197. Many of the wounds were slight, from which the sufferers Ave since recovered: And so ends the romance of negro valor at Port Hudson. RELEASE OF STATE.PRISONEREL—Oa the 6th inst., Gen. Banks visited Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip, below New Orleans, and libe rated some of the State prisoners who had been confined there by order of Gen. Butler. On the prison record against their names was found the entry, "cause unknown." General Banks liberated twenty-one on this occasion—eight teen at Fort Jackson, and three (the last re m:Wolin ones) at Sr, Phillip. [Thousands of others have been cruelly and illegally seizedand imprisoned by this despotic Abolition administration with the same entry, "cause unknown" against their names ] NEWS OF THE DAY. BY TELEGRAPH. ARMY OF QEN. ROSECRANS. lEVOItTANT MOVEMENT-lEENTECEY ELECTION., CINCINNATI, August 21.—The Gazette has private information from the Army of the Cumberland up to the 11th. There is a move ment in progress. The public may soon , look for important news from East Tennessee. Returns from all but nine counties in Ken tucky give Bramlitte over 50,000 majority. FORT WARREN PRISONERS, PARTTULARS OF THEIR CAPTURE. PORTLAND, August 21.—The cutter J. C. Dobbin arrived here this morning with the es caped prisoners from Fort Warren, and the yacht which they stole. They state that only two of them escaped, and neither belonged to the Tacony's crew ; one of them is Litutenant Alexander, commander of the ram Fingal. The other prisoner proves to be James Thurston, Second Lieutenant of the Atlanta, alias the Fingal, which was captured at Savannah. The prisoners state that they escaped by crawling over the ramparts of Fort Warren while the sentries were on duty. They swam, with the assistance of a target, three-quarters Of a mile to the island opposite Fort Warren, where they seized a little fishing 3aht. Lieut. Reed, of the pirate Tacony, at tempted to escape, but was deterred by ayen tinelstuMbling upon him while he was crawl: ivg gown after the alarm had been given. They landed only at Hampton beach, and were captured at 11 o'clock yesterday morning, east of Boone Island. They made no resistance. They say they would have escaped by putting out to sea if they had been supplied with food and olothing. Captain Webster, of the cutter Dobbin, baarded every vessel he met until he captured the prisoners. They had some two or three hundred dollars in Confederate money with some greenbacks. They are now secure la jail here. Their boat was a miserable one, and totally unfit for the contemplated trip. The yacht Sparkle, having aboard Deputy Collector Bird and a volunteer crew, have not yet returned. She is armed with a swivel gun nunikotia taken from the pirate Taeony. SEVERE HURRICA.NE AT BOSTON DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. BOSTON, August 21.—Quite a severe hurri eane, accompanied by hail, rain, thunder and lightning, passed over this city about 6 o'clock last evening, doing considerable damage in east Ibsto.3. Ten large sheds in M'Katy'e ebip yard, which had just' been completed ? were blown down. A keel had been hid and most of the iron frames we^• up in out shed foi the iron clad Monitor &pond; the latter were blown dowel, and one fell on a new steam mill, crushing in the root and destroying some fifty feet of the buarling i another abed, belonging to the At lantic iron works, was also crUitted by the force •f the wi3d.l The tot)! loss of property will probably reach $12,000. The workmen in the above places had just left when the hurricane came up. The wind blew with such force as to tear up large trees and knock down a number of chim neys, etc. SOUTHERN NEWS Fouvuass Mostaos, Auz. 20.—Acting Brig. Gen. R. F. Onderdonk, First N. Y. Mounted Rifles, and' two companies of the Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, have just retarned to Portsmouth, Va., from a long raid into North Carolina. They passed through Edenton, N. C., and opens 1 communication with Captain Roberts, in command at South Mills. Thence they proceeded to Pasquotank and gurtford, and while about half way between the two places were attacked by th• guerilla's, and in a ekirinish lost two mounted rifleman. They► killed thirty guerillas; and drove sever a l into the Dismal Swamp, who were drowned; cap tured ninety horses, thirty mules, some cattle, &e. It was a very successful raid. Two refogees arrived in Norfolk to-day from Richmond, who were born in Canada. They report that the Rebel government is terribly frightened about Charleston, and say if it is taken all is lost. FROM SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRAN C ISCO, August 10.—A telegram has been received from Gen. lialleck, ordering a suspension of the proposed harbor defences, and directing the adoption of another plan. Instead .of erecting works on Gerber and Buena Islands, and Rencon Point, two large batteries, of ten guns each, are to be con structed on Angel Island, and a heavy battery on San Jose or Block Point. The works are to be commenced as soon as the heavy limber re qaired can bs obtained. BY THE MAILS. THE ESCAPED PIRATES OF THE TACONY RECAPTURED. Bosrau, August 20 —The rebel prisoners who escaped from Fort Warren landed at Rock port, Cape Ann, yesterday afternoon, but be fore any steps could be taken for their capture, thoy put. off again in their bost,zeing towards Portsmouth, N. H. rORTLAND, August 20.—The rata Sparkle, with an armed crew, sailed at noon to-day in pursuit of the Tacony prisoners who escaped from Fort Warren. LATER.—The steamer New Brunswick, which has just come in, spoke the revenue cutter J, C. Dobbin, outside, having aboard the thrto Tacony prisoners who escaped from Boston yesterday. They were captured off the Isle of Shoals by the critter. Collector Jewell dispatched a cutter yester day, and also two volunteer yachts, heavily armed, iu pursuit. MEETING OF WAR. DEMOCRATS AT IN DIANAPOLIS. liemAxeroits, August 20 —A very large and enthusiastic meeting of War Democrats was held here to-night. All parts of the &Ate were fully represented. Gen. Nathan Kimball pre sided, and Major General JIMA M'Clernand, General Dumont, and Hon. Henry Seenat.were among the speakers. Letters were received from Hon. Lewis Cass. Gen. Logan and Daniel S. Dickinson, all of whom expressed their syspathy with the objects of iho convontion. Resolutions were adopted favoring a vigor ous prosecution of the war, sustaining the ad ministration in all its efforts to put down the rebellion ; denouncing the State agent, Audi tor, and Treasurer of the State, for their wil lingness to repudiate the public debt, and sac rifice the honor and credit of the State for parti san purposes. BANK ROBBERY IN EENTIJONT-$130,000 STOLEN CINCINNATI, August 20.—The Southern Bank of Kentucky, in Carrolton, Carrel county, was robbed at half past one o'clotk this morning, by about sixteen men in uniform, who repre sented themselves as belonging to Scott's rebel cavalry. They were first discovered by Mr: Crawford, cashier, who lives in the rear of the bank, on whom they fired, driving him back into his house. After removing all the money from the vault and burning the papers therein, they mounted their horses anti started elf in the direction of Owen county. The amount of money stolen is $lOO,OOO in gold and eilver, and $30,000 in paper money. Every effort is being made to capture the rob bers. ALABAMA ELECTION Alumnus, August 17.--The returns from Alabama indicate the election of Wall over Shorter fer Governor, and that Curry is beaten by °mail:shank for Congress. The Mobile Tribune says that large numbers of Mississippi deserters are returning to their regiments. FROM NEW. MEXICO GEN. GARLTON-ORDER UOMMEMORATINO TWA LATE FEDERAL 'VICTORIES. General Carlton writes from Fort Union that his troops will fight with new vigor till New Mexico is restored to the Union and every traitor is 41,iied. On receipt of the late news General Carlton issued the following stirring order from, the headquarters Department of New Mexico : HEADQUARTERS DEP'T OF NEW UREIC°. / FORT limit, N. M., July 23, 1E63. onnnnaL ononno, no. 19. In commemoration of the signal victories' achieved by our arms at Rrettysturg and Vicks burg, on the 2d and 4th instant, a national sa lute will be fired at all forts furnished with ar tillery within this department on the day of receipt of this order, and all prisoners in arrest for crimes not capital are hereby pardoned their offences, and will he released, that they may join with their comrades in the felicita tions w hi c h spring spontaneously from the heart of every true patriot at such glad tidings, The dark clouds which hung over our be loved country have been rent asunder, and now the clear light of her magnificent uture commences to beam over the length and breadth of the land. By order of Brig. Gen. CARLTON. WASHINGTON ITEMS. FROM THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. Tresnuo - rort, August 20.—Information from the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, received here to night, says there is no change or indications of a change of position. The advices concur that the rebel forces around Culpepper had ,been reduced to • A. P. Hill's command, While Loagetreet awl Ewell have moved southward, probab'y to Fredericks burg. • THE SPEEDY REDUCTION OT CUAELESTON lIAT DOE NOT EXPECTED Prominent officers serving before Charles ton express themselves in private letters which were revolved here to-day, earnestly hopeful of the success of the combinedmval anti mili tary operations against that Petint • but they . do not mention any time for the reduction of Fort Sumpter, &c., as promised by enthusiastic newspaper correspondents. The work being heavy, and requiring the utmost skill and cau tion, they, with s . full appreciation of all the difficulties, purposely refrain from exciting ex pectations of an immediate and complete vic tory. Nor ate speedy results of such a char acter anticipated by gentlemen in Washington who are acquainted with the plans awl inten tions of the commanding generals. THs NAVY The Navy Department has been informed that the United States bark Gem of the Sea, captured, in July last, the schooner Georgia, of Nassau, off the coae.t of Florida. Captain Walker, of the steamship De Soto, reported the seizure by him of the schroner Lady Ma ria, for a violation of the blockade. She was sailing under a provincial tertificate of registry, dated Havana, May 11th, 1863, and signed by N. J. Crawford, Acting Consul General in Cuba. She was cleared from St. Marks for Havana. Her cargo consisted of one hundred and four bales of cotton. Lieutenant Commanding M'Dougal, of the steamer Hendrick Hudson, says that while cruising ilk the vicinity of Cape San Bias, I found on and in the vicinity of ,the beach, one hundred and thirty-eight bales of cotton, which had evidently been washed ashore only a short time before. • The steamer R. R. Cuyler chased a rebel steamer some distance to the westward of Cape San Blas, and the latter in her efforts to escape threw a part of her cargo overboard. This is 81.1pMe4 to have been the cotton alluded to by the commander of the Hendrick Hudson. The De Soto chased a rebel steamer which was obliged to throw off her cotton, consisting of one hundred and seventeen bales, in order to effect her escape. The cotton was picked up by the De Soto. The steamer Fort Henry captured off the coast of Florida twenty-two bales of cotton and eight contrabands. THE NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION The act to provide a national currency, etc., authorizes the employment of the National Banking Associations credited under it as de positories of the internal revenue. As such employment involves the duty of requiring adequate security for the amounts deposited, the &oratory of the•Treattury has come to the conclusion to ask from the national banks de siring to receive such deposits, to place in the Treasury of the United States six., per cent. bonds to an amount equal to ten per cent. of their capital ateek, and to give the pond of the directors and others to an amount equal to their capital stock, as a security for the punc tual payment of all lawful checks for deposits. Inasmuch, however, as a number of banks have been organized, and as yet are withcut circulation, Secretary Chase proposes to direct deposits to be made with such, en receiving from them the collagist of their respective boards of directors that the bonds already de posited as security for circulation may be held as security for deposits. leaving the additional bonds, as well as the bonds of the directors and others, to be given afterwards at any time before the furnishing of the circulation.— Should associations prefer, instead of giving a joint bond equal to the capital- stock, to give the separate bond of directors and stock holders, each for not less than one-tenth of the capital stock, and equal to it in their aggregate amouut, there can be no objection to such separate bonds being accepted instead of a joint bond. If , good reasons shall appear. these conclusions ; of the Secretary will be modified. DEATH OF MAJOR HOBERT MOMS Major Robert Morris, of the 6th Pennsylva nia coralry,lied suddenly at the Libby Prison on Thursday. Major Morris was a grandson of Robert Morris, of Revolutionary memory, and was twenty-six years of age. His re mains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery, and attended to the grave by the captive ofli e.ere of his regiment. IMPORTANT REVENUE DEMUON. The following official letter has just been sent to us for publication: TIE /EMMY D PA RTMENT . OFFICE OF INTERNAL Rievinarre, WIBRINGTON, ZIMB 26. To J. T. Ford, Esq., Notary Public, Phila.: Sin: Your letter of the 13th instant is at hand. In reply thereto, I have the honor to state that the Jurat of an affidavit, taken be fore a jietiee of the peace, notary public or other officer duly authorized to take affidavits, is held to be a certificate, and as such is subject to a stamp duty offiim cents. Aeknovirledgmenta Of deeds, or other instru ments, are exempt. Very respectfully, EDWARD M'PKERSON, Deputy Commissioner SURGEON-GENERAL HAMMOND. By ordering Oslomel and destructive minerals from the Supply tables, has conferred a bless:ng on our sick sol diers. Let him not stop here. Let him order the dis continuance of "Bleeding," and the use of BRAND BETH'S PILLS in the place thereof. Then will commence a "new era" in the practice of Medicine, which would then bacons@ emphatically THE HEALING ART. I have for thirty years taught that no diseased ac- tion could be cured by mercury or tartar emetic. That the human body could only.be "made whole" by "veg- stable food"—Animal fool being, in fact, condensed vegetables. BRANDRZTLI'S PILLS should be in every Military Hospital. These Pills cure BILIOUS DIABREO;3 2 CHRONIC DIARRELCH s CHRONIC DYSENTERY, and all fevers and Affections of the Bowels, sooner and more surely than any medicine in the world. BRANpRETH'S PILLS in these cases should be taken night and morning. Read directions and get new style CASE OF ROBCOE E. WATSON Dr. B. Frlndreth, New York : atit : I was a private In Co. 1, 17th Regiment, New York Vole. While at Harrison's Landing and on the Rappahannock near Falmouth, I and many of the Com pany were sick with bilious diarrho3s. The Army Sur geon did not cure no, and I was reduced to akin and bone. Among the Company were quite a number of members who had worked in your Laboratory at Bing Sing. They were not sick, because they used Brand• reth's Pills. These men prevailed upon me and others to use the Pills, and we were all cured in from two to five days. After this our boys used Brandreth's Pills for the typhus fever, colds, rheumatism, and In no case did they fail to restore health. Out of gratitude to you for my good health, I Rend you this-I star, which, if necessary, the entire Com pany would sign. I am, respectfully, yours, ROSCOS Y. WATSON, Sing Slag, N. Y. Principal office, 294 Canal street, New York. Por sale in Harrisburg by. GEO. H. BELL. info-d&wtf To Horse Owners. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment for Horses is unrivaled by any, and in all cases oflsmeness, ari sing freed sprains, Bruises or Wrenching, its effect is magical and certain. Harness or saddle sells, Scratch es, Mange, dcc., it will also cure speedily. Spavin and tingbone may be easily prevented and cured in their inlipient stages, bat confirmed cases are beyond the po sdbility of a radical core. No case of the kind, how. e r, is so desperate or hopeless but it may be alleviated by this Liniment . , and its faithful application will ways remove the Lamenein, and enable the horse to travel with competitive ease. Beery horse owner should have this remedy at hand, for ita timely use at the first appearanee of Lameness wilt effectually prevent those formidable diseshea Men tioned, to which all homes are , liable,' and Which rermlep_ so many' otherwise valuable horses nearly worthless. ' Bee advertleemont • ' • sp2A eow-d&w , EDITOR CI PATRIOT AND UNION Dear Sir :—With your permission T. wish to !My to the readers of your paper that I will scanty return mail to all who wish it, (free) a Recipe, with full directions for making and using a simply Vegetable Balm, that will effectually remove, in 10 dim Pimples, Blotches, Tan, Freckles, and a'l Impurities of the Ekin g leaving the same soft, clear, em , oth and beautrul. I will also a all free to those having Bald Heads or Bare Faces, simple directions and information that will enable them to start a fall growth of Luxuriant Hair, Whiskers, or a MotiEtache, in less than 30 days. All applications answered by return mail without charge. PPrp'etfully yours. TllOB. F. CUAPMAN, Chemist. No 831 Broadway, New York. je2B 3cad A Friend in Need. Try it. DR. SWEEIVS INFALLIBLE. LINIMENT is pre pared frets the recipe of _Dr_ arbpher, Rwet, Ceneee tient, the great bone setter, and has been used in his practice for the last twenty years with the most aston ishing success. As an external remedy it is without a rival, and will alleviate pain more speedily than any other preparation. For all Rheumatic and Nervous Disorders it is truly infallible, and as a curative for Sores,'Wounds. Sprains, Bruises, &e., its soothing, heal lug and powerful strengthening properties, @tette the just wonder and astotristunent of all who have ever given it a trial. Over four hundred certificittee of re markable cures, performed by it within the last two years, attest this fact. See advertisement. aplleow-d&w DIED. 1 tg.2let, WiLLlem KERB, In'ant on d George anti' Ncai 24Dertit3entento, MADAME ROSITER Will give information in all the affairs of life. abeent frieudd, tielfilea and Oath, anti In respect to all other subjects. She can be consultrd at all haute of the day and evening. GENTLEMEN 60 cr.Nrp, LADIES 25 CEsITS - . RESIDENCE IN MULBERRY ST., North -Side, second Door from River Alley.. Aug 221 WANTED—A Substitute; 25 cents The Two Pickets, by Ogden E. Dodge ; r 0 cents The Miserieis of Sneezing by Dodge; 30 cents. Kiss Me Once More, Mother, by 'Thompson ; 30 cents Whether I Love Thee, Franzabt ; 25 cents. Within the Convent Garden, by Thalberg ; 26 cents. Shall Freedom Droop Ind Die, by Leland; 26 cents_ The above area few gongs out of over 153 new pieces of Mllliie just received at WARD'S MUSW STORE. Third street. aug 22-31 N 0 . so. DUBLIC SALE of FORTY HORSES. s Will be sold at public tale, on Wednesday, Augu 28th 18412 at ray atab'o is Viso street, ilarristurg, Pa., one $ ay trotting _horse, who has trotted in 2.52, six years o!ii ; several pairs of matche • driving horses; farm, draught and riding horses. The Bale embraces some fine stock, and will be soil without leserve to the highest and be t bicders. The terms of sale will be deducti , n of five per cent, for cash or notes with ap proved security, for ninety days_ Sala to COMMMIC“ at 10 o'clock. W . biIiTZGAII. August 21.dtd. To BOOT MAKERS.—Wanted, at u PETER SANDERS', in Walnut street nrat to the Dauphin County Pri-on, two good Boot Makers and one blender- None hut the best workmen need apply. Wilt pay higher wages than any other manufacturer In the city. AuelS•lw* EXEMPTIONS FROM THE DRAFT. Persons having !tool claims to exemption from the draft can have their canes prepared and presented to the Board on application to R. E. FERGUSON, Attornep.at• Law, Second street, opposite Buehler novae. l fr/Ce with. Wm U. Miller, Eeq. A ug.l2-Iwd INDEPENDENCE ISLAND. Messrs. BECKER & F &LK, Proprietors, announce to the citizens of Harrisburg that this cool and delightful Bummer retreat is now (men for visitors. Accommoda tions will be furnished to parties and pic-nics at reason able terms, a dancing platform having been erected fir their special use. Season 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 Ferry Boat plies constantly between the Island/Ltd the foot of Broad street, West Harrisburg. jel3.Bm. Ti 0 RSE AND CART FOR SALE.- 11 A good Horse, Coal Cart and harness will be sold at a bargain. Call on Judge Dock, opposite the Court House, [ &mg 15-310(1 OILLIARD DOCK- TO THOSE DESIRING- TO PRO CURE SUBSTITUTES, AND TO THOSE WISHING TO BECOME SUBSTITUTES. The undersigned, Military Claim dents, tender their services for the procuring of EubStituteS fir Prafteci men, as well as for the securing or the highest price for those wishing to offer themselves as Sub.titutes.. They will register the names of each class referred to, with the amounts, in money, 'imposed to be given by the one and to be received by the other. Drafted men who are legally exempt can have all the papers prepared necessary to establish their claims to exemption by calling upon the undersigned. Those interested are invited to call at the office, in the Exchange Buildings, Opposite the I sunlit's' County Prison. DisoDOWELL & MAGUIRE, suls•lm Military Claim Agents. ATTENTION, DRAFTED - MEN Any drafted mart from this district, desiring to volunteer in the 47th Regiment P. V.. stationed at Key West, Fla., will be accepted, by applying to the sub scriber They will receive $2.1 before leaving for the regiment. Lieut. W. W. GEETY, Second st. 2 doors below Kelkees Hardware store sugli=dlw* THE FALL SESSION OF THE FIAR— L RISE URG ACADEMY will open on Monday, the 81st of August. For vacancies apply to J. P. mime, Principal_ all -at ood D RAFT! DRAFT! Bwkiness in relation to the draft carefully and relia bly attended to. Exemption papers drawn up with care, and cases Argua4 Paffira the Para of Enrollment at moderate rates. Any persons wishing to go as substitute for any drafted man, will receive the highest cash price on ap plication at the established Claim Agency of EUGENE SEYDEA, Attorney at Law, anl7-Iwd. Third street near Market, Harrisburg, Pa. A i r AP OF HARRISBURG CITY, as laid out by direction of the Commissioners of the City survey, and confirmed by act of Legislature, containing numerous courses and distances of the streets, squares, &c., marked on it, and designating the different wards, public buildings, &c. It is, in fact, the only correct map of the city. For I;4e by IL HAW Chief Regulator, Cor. 34:1 et. and Cranberry alley. anlo d2w UROPOSALS FOR STONE BRIDGE. Proposals will be received at the City Council Ch =her till 7 o'clock p. m., September 5. for erect ing a stone bridge over Paxton creek, at Pastes street, in this city. according to pliers an i spedlloatione on me In the Connell Chamber_ Proposals will state the price with brick arches and also with hewn atone arches; also specify the time of commencement and completion of the work. Proposers will specify what they will allow- for the • materials on toe ground. They will also be required to furnish all the material necessary to do the pork. The Council will reserve the right to reject all bide 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 In idgo. , : and directed to W 0, I.llohOli t President Common J. RAMILEN, D. Foonsc e P nttiP Street Committee lot district. Angl2-iltairt& N ()TICE! THE DRAFT IN THE 15111 AND ADJOIN LNG DISTRICTS NATIONAL SUBSTIIUTE AGENCY. A. K. SWISFIER & CO., having opened en office in Carlisle.at the Government A sseskor's osice.i n Rbeem's Hall ; are now prepared to furnish substitutes at fair prices. Substitutes supplied from this vine° will be 44 boil' ied Aliens, not subject to draft. All drafted Par6ooß served by us are guarantied a release from the draft. Apply at once, in person or by letter, at the "Na tional Substitute Agency," Eheem'A Hall, Carlisle. neferenees.—J. at. Weekleyi Joseph Ritoer, jr., S. Rheem. A. K. SWISHER & CO. August 4-dtf ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES Pursuant to an order of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Dauphin county, notice is hereby given to the Cam misainners of said &aunty, and to the property holden along the line of Cumberland street, from 7th street to Bth street and Verbeke street, from Fulton street to 7th street, in the Oity of Harrisburg, that upon the pe tition of the Mayor of said city, the Court has appoin ted six viewers to assess the damages caused by the opening of said streets, and that they will proceed to assess said damages on Friday, the 21st day of August, fast., at 10 o'clock a, m, at which time all parties in t:Med:may appear upon the , ground I ,w f t , l z ey ßo th iv ii4 , think pro- City , Solicitor. SMOKED SALMON.—A choice supply . for Oa. WM. DOO.ll, jr., & Co.