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DEMOORATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
HON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
OP ALLKOHXYY" COIFFTY-
Democratic County Convention.
At a meeting of the County Committee, held
at the public house of Jas. Raymond, in the
City of Harrisburg, on the 15th inst., it was
.Resoival. That the Democratic voters of the
several wards, boroughs and townships in Dan
pldn county, are requested to meet at their
usual places of holding delegate elections, in
the townships, between the hours of Ave 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. M„ on Saturday the
6th day of September next, for the 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 Bth day of September next, at
two o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of forming
a county ticket, &o.
The following ehanges'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
Middletown—MlMl. Ward.—To the public
house of Raymond & Kendig.
A. W. WATSON, Chairman.
Franklin Smith, Secretary.
Our provincial Governor, having yelided up
up every right of the State and the people to
the military poverty at Washington, has, of
course, nothing to do, and is now employing
Lie abundant leisure in ourriseing for re-elec
The election of such a man is a mere mock
ery. If the people are prepared to give up all
the reoerted right') guaranteed to thus by the
Constitution and laws, they might as well ask
Father Abraham to appoint a Governor at
once, without distinction of color. They
would thus be entitled to the praise of all the
" Leagues " in the land, and would doubtles o
be embalmed in verse by Boxsa, the poet lau
reate, as "unquestioning supporters of the
administration" and truly "loyal" men_
The Poisoned Chalice.
The Abolitionists of Lawrence, Kansas, who
in times of profound peace used to make raids
into Missouri to steal negroes, burn and destroy
prOperty, and sometimes by way of diversion
hang slave-holders, have had the poisoned
chalice forced to their lips, and have been
compelled to drain it to the very dregs. Jim
Lane, the iineeeseor of John Brown, resided in
Lawrence when the guerrilla Quantrell raided
the place. Lane, although a murderer, stands
so high in the estimation of the administration
that be holds a oommiseion in the army. Yet,
instead of making any effort to arrest Oran
trell and his band in their• depredations, noth
ing was heard of Jim until Quantrell had left,
when we received the gratifying intelligence
that Lane was after him, probably with a sharp
stick. It is not unlikely that the redoubtable
horse- dealing General bad immured himself in
a cellar while the raid was going on—fortu
nately, too, for if Quantrell had caught him,
the administration would have lost one of its
main props. But, a man born to be hung is
not likely to be killed in a rebel raid.
Tuw Provost Marshal of this district is at
preacitt absent from town and the performance
of his duties. In the dotices served on drafted
men this Provost has caused to be stricken out
in the clause naming the day and date on which
conscripts are to xeport, in the phrase " on or
before," &C., the word "before ;" so that in
stead of giving them the opportunity of re
porting within the given time intended in his
instructions to be allowed them, he arbitrarily
fixes a single day fora certain number, before
which or after it the privilege of appearing
for exemption by payment of $3OO, or substi
tute, or causes of physical disability, is de
nied. Elsewhere we observe this course is
not pursued—conscripts are allowed to put in
an appearance at any time within the limit
specified in his instructions. This of course is
a great convenience to them. Circumstances
over which they have no control may prevent
them from appearing on the exact day speci
fied * by the Provost, and if they fail they are
subject to the penalty for desertion, and may
be drawn into the service even though there
may be good cause for exemption. We chron
icle this among the beauties of the system
which is subjecting the freemen of this Com
monwealth to the custody and convenience of
the petty fueetietarite of Abolition rule.
Troops at Elections.
By the 95th section of tlf act of .assembly
of the State of Pennsylvania of 2d July, 1839,
it is enseted that
"No body of troops in the army of the United
states, or of this Commonwealth, shall be pre
sent, either armed or unarmed, at any place of
election within this Commonwealth, during the
time of such election_"
It will be well for the people of Pennsylva
nia to bear in mind the fact that by a solemn
law of the land our rulers are prohibited from
ptasing troops at or near the election polls
during the time of an &aims_ If the right of
freemen peaceably to assemble, and in the ex
ercise of their sovereignty, select the agents
to whom they are willing to delegate the pow
ers of government, is impaired or restrained by
military force, then oar liberties are at an end.
Frei Suffrage is the only means by which the
pew*, correct the errors of their temporary
mem And when that is bat, all is lei-
Admonished by the fact that in Delaware,
Maryland, Missouri and Kentucky, the elec
tiono have been controlled by Federal bayo
nets, we should jealously watch for, and frown
dewy the slightest tendency towards the ex.
ercise of such despotic power. From our
provincial Governor we have little to hope ; the
Constitution and the law; of the State have no
binding force upon him, and the people must
therefore be prepared to act for themselves,
should our most sacred rights be invaded.
Let vigilance be the watchword everywhere,
organize thoroughly, and come to the polls in
October next determined to maintain your
God-given rights at all hazards.
The War Must Go On.
A highwayman, pistol in hand, can control
the movements of a coach load of unarmed
travelers. He uses neither argument nor per
suasion. The glitter of his weapon in the
moonlight is sufficient to insure obedience to
his temporary dictatorship. Pockets are emp
tied, treasures are appropriated, and personal
freedom for the- time ceases to exist, by the
mere influence of certain physical resources
possessed by the one over the many. As with
individuals, so with nations. We are at this
day illustrating the strange condition of a
people anxious for peace, and yet chained to
the terrors of a most atrocious war by the
powers of 5n administration whose will, assis
ted by usurped power, virtually becomes the
'supreme law of the land.
The Democracy, which composes an over
whelming majority of the people, entertain no
doubt as to the purpose of the dominant party
in continuing the war. It is well known that
emancipation is the object of the struggle,
since it is now freely confessed, and even ex
ultingly boasted by the Abolition faction.
Those that are now compelling their country
men to sacrifice their lives and substance in
the abominable crusade are few in numbers
compared with the great body of the people ;
but as they hold the reins and wield the lash
they have the present power to drive what
course they please. The armies of the Re
public have a two-fold occupation. While
some are desolating the South others are ap
plying the principle of coercion to the North.
The sovereignties of the States have been un
dermined, and if not suatained by the arm of
State authority will crumble.
The people are not aware that their inheri
tance is passing away, but the boldness and
self-reliance of Federal despotism seems to
have paralyzed the popular volition. The
avenues through which the spirit of peace
might enter are guarded, sealed and rendered
inaeceseibie, while within the great temple
civil strife gives strength to tyranny, and .
tyranny upholds and fosters civil strife in an
accursed fellowship of crime that makes the
world weep and wonder. Yet all this mischief
and misfortune is the work of a minority, a
wild, fanatical end desperate faction, whose
only strength is their utter disregard of con
stitutional obligations. The ballot-box con
tains our antidote against their poison; but
what if they hedge in the ballot-box with bay
onets 2 •
It has been proclaimed that North Carolina
MIMI* between the Union and the confede
racy. If so, we may look out for some act of
the administration that will remove all hesi
tancy, and confirm that State in its allegiance
to the South. North Carolina will not be per
mitted to re-enter onr sisterhood, though she
should kneel at theyortal of the White House
for re-admission. She cannot in honor return
with the badge of Abolition on her escutcheon,
and Mr Lincoln will not give her audience on
any other terms. So will it be with every other
State that may stretch out the hand of recpn
oliation. Mr. Lincoln will turn his back upon
the proffer, as he did upon the Vice President
of the Confederacy, who, as we long ago as
serted, and as is now admitted, approached
with conciliatory purpose and was dismissed
upon a point of etiquette_ This administra
tion will not accept or offer any terms that do
not embrace the enfranchisement of every slave.
The Union is a by-gone thought, and the next
Federal army, one-half of conscripts and one
half of black!, will boldly flaunt the Abolition
banner in the eyes of southerner and North
When the war ceases, Mr. Lincoln dies his
political death, and his party will not live long
enough to sing his requiem; The last blast of
the war bugle will sound the knell of Black
Republicanism, unless indeed its power should
be perpetuated by a military despotism. But
such a despotism cannot well flourish when
peace RWIAIIII men 14 realm Therefore the
administration will rather seek to prolong its
existence . by prolongation of the war. The
atmosphere of battles is the only air that it
can safely breathe. The roar of cannon, the
shock of charging squadrons, the groans of the
dying, the wail of the orphan and widow, are
like music to the ears of these heartless fac
tionists, for they have therein a promise of
party power, spoils and empire. The hordes ,
Of denttatters and iblabborvient clients must, be
fed with blood: A cessation GA, hostilities
would bring about a cessation of patronage,
and that is too great a source of power to to
yielded. ," War to the bitter end" will be
shouted so long as war brings wealth to the
coffers of the speculating partisan, and office
to the scheming demagogue.
The administration knows that an Abolition
crusade means a protraction of hostilities. The
purpose of emancipation is an insuperable
obstacle to peace, and therefore they cling to
it with such pertinacity, There is but one
hope of redemption from discord and incessant
strife, and that is in the continual, fearless,
and peremptory demand of the Democracy for
an armistice and a National Convention. It is a
struggle between the will of an armed minority
and an unarmed majority. We must determine
whether the moral is not superior to the physi
cal force. The war will only cease when the
administration succumbs, through fear, to the
expression of popular opinion.—N: T. N.
The Soldiers' Candidate—An Incident.
Under this head the Hessian organ of Gov.
Curtin, in speaking of the Cotton, Factory
Hospital, says :
"Immediately over the interior of one of the
main doors of that impense institution, where
every sick and wounded soldier can behold it,
is suspended a splendid portrait of iaovernor
Curtin, surrounded with a rich -evergreen
wreath, and encircled with the words: The
Anything upon the walls of the , hospital
where aeldiere are confined by illness, relieves
the eye, and if placed there with that view, is
eminently philanthropic ; but what right have
the friends of Gov. Curtin to place there his
portrait, which we are informed is distasteful
to a majority of the inynlida 'I 'What right has
Governor Curtin to force upon tire sight of poor
wounded soldiers, who have no say in the mat
ter, a picture that is repulsive to Inaliy• of
them ? Can party malignity further go ? In
another part of the building there is an Crna
mented window, of wnich the Hessian organ
days nothing, and for which, as we arip in
formed, the soldiers are truly gratefull In
this window there are three wreaths, in vihich
are enclosed the following mottos:
" Victory of Gettysburg, July 4th, 1865."
"Not unto us, oh, Lord ! not unto us, but , unto
Thy name give glory."
" Our whole country."
We leave the Christian public to
whether the emblem forced upon the sigtht of
-a sick and wounded soldier, who has no : pos
sible control over the matter, should be the por
trait of a partisan that must necessarily be
otennshe to many, or some picture of 4auty
that delights the eye of all.
LETTER FROM A RETURIVED"SOLDIER
The Soldier Vote for Woodward_
PERRY CO., Aug. 25, 1 q 63.
Messrs. Editors of the Patriot and UnOra:—
I saw in the last week's Telegraph an article
under the editorial head, stating that id No
soldier or real friend of the soldier can vote
for Judge Woodward," going on further to say
that the returned soldiers and those now in
the field must answer whether Judge Wood.
ward should receive their votes. It is cer
tainly very remarkable that the Telegraph,. will
even allow the soldier the privilege of answer
ing and judging for himself—for, in the first
place, he makes a bold assertion that they
will not support Woodward, even excluding
their friends from his support. He has a long
preamble which he tries to stuff down the
throats of the soldiers, asserting that Judge
Woodward deeided, uneonstitutionally, that
they should not be allowed to vote out of the
State. The soldiers comprising our armies
possess probably as much intelligence as the
editor of the Telegraph, and they are as fully
aware as he is, or as he ought to be, that it was
a legal decision, and that it was impossible for
Judge Woodward to make any other decision
without violating his oath.
Now, Mr. Telegraph, I will just state to you
that the returned soldiers—l happening to
have the honor of being one of them—consider
themselves able to judge of the merits of the
candidates, and- will vote for the man they
think will best fill the Gubernatorial chair;
and I am glad to assure you that Judge Wood
ward will get the majority of them. They
think it is time for a change of Governors, and
that Judge Woodward, who has never been one
of the old political hacks, is just the man for
the place. Ido not pretend to say all soldiers
will vote for him ; but I am positive that the
majority of the privates will, in or out of the
army, with a free choice, which those at home
have, but those in the army have not. This
any soldier knows. Yours, &c.,
NEWS OF THE DAY.
LATEST FROM CHARLESTON.
OENe OMMORE DEMANDS THE EURRERDER OF
SUMPTER—TUB FORT A HEAP OF RUINS—
CHARLESTON TO BE SHELLED—REBEL AC-
COUNTS, &C., &C.
FORTRESS Mumma, August 24.—The steamer
City of Richmond, Captain Kelly, arrived at
Hampton Roads to-day at noon.
Captain Kelly reports having left off Charles
ton on Saturday last, at 1 o'clock, a. m.
The rebel flag on Fort Sumpter was shot
away on Thursday, Lill again on Friday, and
no reply was made to our bombardment, which
was constantly kept up.
The whole of the southwest side of Sumpter
was demolished, and presented nothing but a
heap of ruins. No guns were being fired from
the fort. At 9 o'clock on Friday morning
breaches were observed in Sumpter, by means
of a spy-glass, by the ships off Charleston har•
bor. The siege was then progressing on oar
For the last seven days our casualties had
averaged about four per day. • .
FORTRESS MONROE, August 25.—The flag of
truce steamer New York arrived here this morn
ing. The Richmond Sentinel of the 2411 con
tains the following dispatch :
CHARLESTON, August 22.—The fir§ Hof the
enemy's land batteries have been kept up on
Fort Sumpter and more guns disabled. ' There
was only one casualty. There was also a heavy
fire on battery Wagner from the fleet ano laud ;
4100 og batten , Ge4gr,, The casualties at Wag
ner were one officer and four privates
Gen. Gilmore's demand for the surrender of
Fort Sumpter and Morris Island, wish the
threat to shell Charleston in four hours from
the delivery at Wagner, was signed end re
turned at 7 o'clock this morning.
Gen. Beauregard, in his reply, chailgelf in
humanity upon the Fecbrals, and a violhtion of
the laws of war, and affirms that if thC offence
be repeated he will employ stringent measures
Up to this time the threat to shell the city
has not been executed.
CHARLESTON, August 23.—0 n Saturday six
hundred and four shots were fired at Fort
Sumpter, of which four hundred and nineteen
etruok Weide and eutoitle, The coati wall is
much sealed and battered in, and the 'parapet
undermined. The northwest wall arches have
fallen in. The guns were dismounted and one
On 6undiiy the laud bottorica opened from
the south and north, and the Monitors from
the east and west, coming close up. The fire
has been damaging. The east wall was
clacked and breached, and the shot swept
through the fort. A shell bur.sted, wounding
Lt. Boylston, seriously ; Col. Mat, Captain
Fleming, Lieutenants Scanton and Fichling.
The fort is now a ruin.
Col. Rhett is ordered, with his brave garri
son, to hold this outpost, even as a forlorn
hope, until relieved in* taken.
On Saturday, at Fort Wagner, a lieutenant
and four men of the siege train were wounded.
On Sunday the brave Col. Gaillard lost his life.
It is said to-day that there are twenty-three
vessels inside,including the Ironsides and Mon
itors. &e., and thirteen outside the bar.
Gen. Gilmore sent •a communication at 4
o'clock on Sunday, giving notice that at 11
o'clock to-morrow he would open fire on
Charleston In the meantime the non-combat
ants can go out of the city_
Nnw YORK. August 25 —The schooner M.
Rogers, trom Folly Island, has arrived. She
left on the 20th, and reports that at 6 o'clock
the entire top of Fort Sumpter was com
pletely gone. Every parapet gun was dis.
mounted and knocked into the sea, and the
Beige was progressing terribly in earnest. It
was reported that Fort Wagner would soon
REPORT FROM WASHINGTON THAT SIIIIII.TER gAs
PutrAusr,Pau, August 25. —A dispatch has
been received in this city this afternoon, from
well informed parties in Washington, to the
following effect ; .
WASHINGTON. Aligner 25.—The Nan Depart
A RETURNED SOLDIER
went has information that Fort Sumpter has
TERRIBLE DISASTER AT VICKSBURG.
CINCINNATI, August 25.—Some particulars
of the terrible explosion on the steamer Lady
Madison at Vicksburg are received. The boat
was being loaded with ammunition, and had
received nearly a full load, when a negro car
rying a percussion shell on board let it fall,
causing an instant explosion.
The boat took fire and communicated to the
ammunition. The steamer was entirely de
Out of 160 men on board only 4 are known
to have escaped.
The steamer was a large side-wheel boat,
owned by Captain J. S. Neal, of Madison, and
worth about $40,000.
[This shows that the " loyal American citi
zen of African descent" is a valuable acquisi
tion to our army.]
EXEMPTION IN NEW YORK.
NEW Yons, Aug. 24.,—Mayor Opdyke sent
in to the Councils, to- day, his message vetoing
the three million dollars exemption ordinance.
fie proposes to provide for the exemption only
of policemen, active firemen and active militia
men who may be drafted, and to provide for
the destitute families of citizens who may also
be drafted. The message is quite long, and
discusses the merits of the question involved.
GEN. ROSECRANS' ADVANCE
FORT MAINE, August 25 —The Richmond
papers of the 24th contain the following die
CHATTANOOGA, August 22.—The Yankees
commenced shelling the city of Chattanooga
yesterday, without giving notice. 41 All is
BY THE MAILS.
THE - KANSAS MASSACRE.
LIST OF TR& KILLED, AND WOUNDED.
LEAVENWORTH, August 24.—1 n addition to
the list of the names of the killed at Lawrence
already sent, we have obtained the following :
John Prouiley, Mr. Went, E. P. Fitch, Chew.
Palmer, John Dager, Samuel Jones, George
Coates, John C. Cornell, A. Kednuler, Robert
Martin, Otis Langley, John W. Loune, William
Loune, James `Roach, Michael Meekey, James
Bretsbelboner, Dennis Murphy, John Zimmer
man, Carl Engler, Jacob Pollock, Fred. Mem,
Mr. Earle, Daniel M'Clellan, Samuel Reynolds,
George Gerrard, Charles Allen, James Wilson,
Charles Riggs, A. J. Woods, Charles Anderson,
W. B. Griswold, A. F. Cooper, Asbury Markle,
David Murkle, Lewis Markle, Aaron Haldsr
man, Addison Waugh, and seven others of the
Wounded—Dennis Berryman, G. Smith, Jos.
Halmerson, H. Hays, and Mr. Sawyer.
Chancey Dix, reported killed, was not hurt,.
Wm. li. 1 Lykine wee eet , hart.
Up to this morning twenty-eight bodies have
been buried, but it, is still utterly impossible
to obtain a complete list of their names, as
many are so much disfigures as ilto prevent re
copition, while others ere still Wetting, awl
are supposed to be concealed in the woods near
by, or they may be in the ruins of the build
ings. Besides, many left with Gen. Lane in
pursuit of the murderers, and have not, yet re
The citizens are continually passing back
and forth between this place and Lawrence,
and the details they bring of the scenes that
occurred in the streets and houses of •the
doomed city are he , rt-rending and sickening.
The last accounts we have of Quantrell and
his men is up to Saturday night,ft which time
he was being closely pursued HY Lane, who
had been skirmishing with him constantly since
he left Lawrence, Lane's forces being increased
rapidly by the farmers, who were flocking to
him with their arms, and it was the determi
nation to follow him into Missouri, and, if he
disbanded his gang, they would hunt them
down like wolves, and shoot them. One of
them was captured near Olathe, and gave the
names of Qualm°ll's gang, who were citizens
of Jackson county, Missouri, and are well
known here, and have always been considered
The best informed citizens of Lawrence
are of opinion that Quantrell's troops are
mainly composed of paroled prisoners from
Pemberton's army, and some of them from
Price's command, fromithe fact that they afe
much sunburned and have the appearance of
haying be -n long in the service.
After they had accomplished the destruction
of Lawrence some of them became intoxicated;
but being strapped to their horses, none of
them were left behind to, give information as
to who they were and where they came from.
We learn from a gentleman who arrived by
the coach this evening, that Quantrell was
overtaken near the State line, and twenty of
his men killed.
Further details are looked for hourly.
A BRITISH STEAMER DESTROYED.
A correspondent of the Press, in a' letter
dated on board the U. S. steamer Niphon, off
New Inlet, N. C., August 19, gives the follow
ing account of the destruction of the British
steamer Hebe, while attempting to run the
Yesterday morning, about five o'clock, a
steamer was reported coming down the coast
towards New Inlet. We immediately went in
chase, and when we got near her she was run
on shore, and deserted by her officer's and
crew. Our captain sent three officers and an
armed boat's crew to make arrangements for
getting her off, if possible; if not, to set her on
fire and abandon her. She proved to be the
British steamer Hebe with an assorted eargo
for the rebels. There was a heavy sea run.*
ping at the time we sent our boat to her and
the boat swamped alongside the Hobe shortly,
after our officers and crew arrived on board of
her. Captain Br. oh, after receiving word that
it would be impossible to get hsr off, sent our
two remaining boats, with orders to set her oil
fire, and bring our offieers and men on board.
The sea had by this time increased so much
that it. was impossible for the boats to get
alongside of her, and one boat, when near the
beach, swamped, tad all Who were in her were
taken prisoners by the rebels, who had collec
ted in large numbers behind the sand hills
with field pieces and rifles, and kept constantly
firing at us. After the other boat had returned
on board, and our officers and men on board
the Hebe had deserted her, Captain Breck or
dered our guns to be trained on her, for the
purpose, of destroying her, in which we were
assisted by the United States gunboat Shekho!
keen. The rebels all this tine kept firing
briskly at uei I never hard such a whizzing
before; the balls flew as thick as hail all around
us, and a number entered the sides and deck
Of our vessel. At 11 o'clock the Hebe burst
out in a blaze, and we shortly afterwards lett
for our station. Singular to state, not one of
our officers or crew was injured during the five
and a half hoUrs' enga ement.
IMPORTANT FROM EUROPE.
THE THREE TURRETED EMBOLI RAMS READY FOR
SEL---THHEATENED RAID ON NEW YORK HAR•
808 IN SEPTEMBER, &C
The London correspondent of the New York
Herald, writing under date of August 10, says:
In nay last latter ? . dated from Liverpool. I
informed you that the first of the great rebel
turretted rams was nearly completed. She
was launched earlier than I expected, and is
now in the Graving dock at Liverpool, com
pletely plated, with her' masts and boilers in
and Ott board, and also a large part of her ma
chinery. It is expected to have her ready for
sea by the 18th or August.
Her consort was launched on the 2d day of
August, as well as the one at Glasgow, and
both will be ready to sail late in this month or
!ha Ist of September. Neu now see that I was
not wrong when, months ago, I informed you
that these rebel iron-dada would be on your
coast in September. I hope now the scales are ,
off the eyes of the venerable Secretary of the
Navy, and that he is making due preparations
to receive these formidable engines of destruc
tion. I cannot see from my standpoint that
anything has been done to counteract the
dreadful calamity awaiting you.
To be frank, unless the most strenuous
efforts are made, you will have another New
port News tragedy enacted in the waters of
your own beautiful bay ; terrible scenes will
transpire under your own wiadowe. The speed
of these vessels will be greater than any of
your iron -clads, and, of course, if not early
prevented, they will sail about doing all the
harm they can.
It is generally supposed here that the blocka
ding squadrons will be their first prey ;''but my
impres&on is, and it is founded on a good ba
sis, that a dash at New York will be made ;
and I have no hesitation in saying, and that
from a long experience in gunnery and shim
that with these three iron-clads,in broad day
light, they could enter New. ork harbor by
the way of Sandy Hook, and burn and destroy
all your ships-of-war, on the stocks and afloat,
and dockyards, and then pane out by the way
of the Sound, without receiving any material
damage. These assertions are strong, but none
the less true.
What is your government about ? What are
the people about ? What is the press about ?
Cannot you do something towards reusing them
to a sense of their impending danger. Your
fleets, your towns and your cities are in danger.
You may avert it by instant measures, and
even then it will be only a palliation ; or as
far as I can see these vessels will have complete
control of yourcoaet until the Puritan and Dic
tator are fitted out, and that will be several
The rebels here are in great glee in antici
pation of the intended movements of these
ships. The London Times correspondent, wri
ting from Richmond, says "The Yankee fleet
will make themselves scarce off the blockaded
ports after September." I have done my duty
in this serious matter, and trust the govern
ment will do theirs in time.
WASHINGTON, August 24.—Information of
the most reliable character, from parties who
have very recently passed along the whole
route from Richmond to Culpepper Court
House, show that General Lee's army is at
present about sixty thousand strong. Lee's
headquarters are within a few miles of the
Court House. Hill's and Ewell's corps are in
that vicinity, Longstreet's is at Fredericksburg,
and Stuart's cavalry guarding the various fords
of the Rappahannock.
A gentleman, who to-day returned from the
Army of the Potomac, says the regiments are
daily filling up with recruits. The sanitary con
dition of the troops is good. Three privates
from Rhode Island, who bad just arrived, wore
shot, while in the act of deserting, by their es
cort. Eleven recruits yesterday leaped from
the cars en the road to Warrenton, and suc
ceeded for a time in making their escape. A
party was dispatched in pursuit. Compara
tively few of these kind of soldiers manage to
get away beyond our military lines, as scouts
are out in all directions to intercept them. The
order of Major General Meade, approving the
sentences of death in such cases, will, it is be
lieved, effectually cheek further desertions.
THE WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST.
POSITION AND STRENGTH OF THE REBEL FORCES.
- ST. Louis, August 24.—An officer just from
the army of General Rot eeratts reports that the
centre of General Bragg's army was at Chatta
nooga when he left, and that the left wing was
General Buckner was at Cleveland with a
force of ten thousand rebels.
General Bragg can muster an army of about
thirty thousand fighting men.
The previous repfrts of desertions from the
army of General Bran are fully confirmed.
The mountains in Elie t Tennessee are warm
ing with rebel desertere, and it is estimated
that one thousand of them come into our lines
RELEASE OF COL. cilmtm VAll.pm f x. HICKS.
WASHINGTON, August 24.-04 Charles Car
roll Hicks, of Nicaragua fame, lately of the
rebel army, who abandoned the Confederacy
some time ago, was to-day released from the
Old Capital prison, after .an imprisonment of
one hundred and ninety days. He states that
he was kindly treated and rendered comforta
ble by the officers of the prison, and has rea
son to regret only his confinement. •
THE RECENT DUEL IN NEW JERSEY.
The army officers who' were lately engaged
in a duel at New Jersey have been ordered to
the front. This case, if not others of a like
nature that have occurred before in the army,
assimilates the practice of the great military
powers in Europe in not dismissing officers
whq engage in tAlele, Yet ig peace tie Mil
itary parties to duels have been stricken from
the rolls by such men as Andrew Jackson.
COUNTERFEIT UNITED STATES TREASURY NOTES
AT THE SOUTH
information has been received_ that a large
amount of counterfeit United States Treasury
notes—fives, tens,. twenties and fifties—are in
circulation in the South. They are presumed
to be of English manufacture. A few of them
have found their way on this aide of the Po
tomac. They are not much better than the
counterfeit rebel five und ten dollar notes
printed in Philadelphia and sold by boys upon
the streets here at one dollar per hundred.
Measures have been taken for the arrest of the
parties who have brought the bogus Trea
sury notes sorties. the Potomac.
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEES
The two Democratic National Committees
which were to hold a joint session about this
time in Chicago or Detroit are to assemble fer
consultation here in a few days. Some of the
members have already arrived for this pur
ARRIVAL OF CONSCRIPTS
Yesterday the steamer Forest City arrived
at Alexandria with a large suretbo of con
scripts. The conscripts were, with very few
exceptions, all substitutes, and from the lowest
classes. Great difficulty was experienced in
maintaining order and preventing desertions,
and many of them were undergoing various
modes of punishment when the steamer reached
the wharf. One man who attempted to escape
had in his possession seven watches and twelve
GENERAL M'CLELLAN'I3 REPORT.----We can
assure our readers, upon the best authority,
says the Philadelphia Age, that Gen. M'Clellan
has not only transmitted his report to the War
'Department, of the operations of his army on
tha Peninsula, but sage that be accopipanied it
with an urgent request that, if the Department
declined the trouble and expense of its publi
cation, he should be allowed to publish it him
self at his own cost. Whether the administra
tion will grant him even this privilege is very
lthevrealii i and au the rule which forbids the
publication of official reports except under the
sanction of the War Department, is peremp
tory, it is probable that the country will not
be permitted to learn the truth about the cam
paigns under Oen. DiVelloo's command until
the present administration has been turned out
GLAD. TIDINGS FROM OHIO.—We are not of
the number of those who base our prophecies
upon our wishes. We desire above all things
to speak to our readers truth—the truth first
and the truth always. Accordingly, until the
present moment, we have had little to say in
regard to the prohable result of the coming
great election in Ohio. We bad our fears as
our hopes, and WU* therefore silent. But now
we can ?peak "advisedly." We have rece;vei
assurance, from the highest public as well as
most trustworthy private sources, that the con
test in Ohio can have but one termination—the
eleciton of Mr. Vallandigham by the most
magnificent majority ever given in his native
The real battle of our liherties is to be fpugbt
on Ohio soil on the thirteenth of October next,
and we are glad to announce to our readers,
and to lovers of right and peace generally,
that the issue will be such as theYdesire.—N.
Y. Daily AretcB.
MISSOURI AND Kasrucity.—The results of
the election recently held in Missouri, for a
member of Congress in the place of Noell, de
ceased, abundantly illustrate the real nature
and value of the general elections in Kentucky.
Last year a general of administrative proclivi
ties maintained over the voters of Missouri the
terror of his presence and his pelicy. Of
course, under his reign, Mr. Scott, the conser
vative candidate, was beaten, to the ineffable
joy of the radicals. Mr. Noell, then elected,
has, however, since died, and a new ap peal has '
been consequently made to the people. In the
interval the bonds of martial law have been re
loosened in Missouri, and a general of liberal
character and sentiments has replaced the par
tisan commander of last year.
What follows ? Mr. Scott, last year de.
felted by a plurality of seven votes, is now
elected 17 a plurality of two hundred and forty
Of course this makes the radical journals
furious, and in their fury they indiscreetly
enough confess that Scott was elected in Mis
souri because Burnside was not there to pre
vent his election. The admission is notable,
and we doubt not will be adequately noted.—
PHILADELPHIA, AIIVA 25.
The breadetuffs market continues very dull,
and for flour prices are drooping. Sales of
800 bbls. at $5 121 for superane, $5 25 for
extra, and $5 50®6 25 for low grades and
fresh ground family. No change in rye flour
or corn meal. Wheat is dull. 20,000 bushels
old Penna. rye sold at $1 34e1 36, and WhitO
at $1 4501 58. Rye flour steady-90c. for
new and $1 05 for old. Corn scarce and yel
low is firm at 81®82c. Oats are less active—
sales of new Delaware at 55 and old at 70 ots.
Provisions are steady—sales of mess pork at
14c. 200 tierces ham at 11in. for plain, and
13®131c. for canvassed. Lard firm at 11 ets.
800 bbls. crude petroleum sold at 34. 1 ,c., and
refined at 24®55 c. on the spot, and 60 c. for
future delivery. Whisky firm at 47/.
New YORK, August 25.
Flour dull, sales of 9,000 bble. at $3 90(n3
for State ; $5 00@.5 40 for Ohio ; and $5 75(a)
625 for Southern. Wheat deelined 1 cent,
sales of 500,000 bus. at 75c@$1 05 for Chicago
Spring, 86c@$1 14 for Milwaukee Club, and
$1 1801 20 for Red Western. Corn advaneed
1 cent, sales of 26,,000 bus. at 72®078. Beef
dull. Pork quiet. Lard dull at
Whisky steady at 454et,46e.
BALTIMORE, August 25.
Flour very dull, Howard street superfine at
$5 50. Wheat quiet, Kentucky white at $1 sch
1 60. Corn dull, white at 74@75c. Whisky
firm at 481 c.
WANTED.—A few good Laboring
Men at the EAGLE WORKS.
IQOY WANTED.—A Boy wanted at
No. 74 Market street. Good reference required.
IToncE.—MISS sUE F WILSON.
will reopen her school on Tuesday neat, September
1,1863. Regidsnes on Front area; twee /Marx balmy
W ' ANTED—A furnished room, with
boarding. for a gentleman and lady, in a private
boarding house. stating terms and lucation. Andress
Post Moe Box No. 264, aug2s4l
HORSE STOLEN.—Was stolen, on
Monday night, from the stable of the subscriber,
at Silver Spring Mills, a Black Horse of the Canadian
treed—the mane hangs on the left side—right hoof of
fore foot partly split. A reward of Fifty Dollars will
be paid to any one returning the horse, or giving in
formation that will lead to hie recovery.
aug2.s-St* Hogueetown, Cumberland county, Pa.
Facmc.—The Mechanics' Association
of Harrisburg give a
• PICNIC AT COLD SPRINGS,
ON SATURDAY NEXT, AUGUST 29th.
Cars will leave the DeMlit of the Lebanm Valley
railroad, for the springs, at 73 o'clock.
A cordial invitation is extended to all Mechanics and.
Price of tickets for the round trip It, cents, to be had
at the Depot.
COM/KITT= :—Thos. Anderson, Michael Runk, Dan'i
Epayd, Abram Steen, John Feltz, Ephraim Hershey.
A/lA - DAME ROSITER
Will give inforenatisn in all the 'affairs Of lifs absent
friends, 'sickness and death, and in respect to all other
sabjects. She can be consulted at all hours of the day
GENTLEMEN 50 CENTS, LADIES 25 CENTS.
RESIDENCE IN MULBERRY sr., •
North sue, sooma Door Wail Rivo
Aug 22) N 0 . 20. [ly
THE GIRARD LIFE INSURANCE,
ANNUITY AND TRUST COMPANY,
OFFICE No. 40S CHESTNUT ST.
[CHARTER PE RPETUL,]
CAPITAL AND ASSETS, - - - $1,543,358
THOMAS R/DGWAY, President.
JOHN F. JAMES, Actuary.
CONTINUE to make INSURANCE ON 1,17723 on
the most reasonable terms.
They act as Executors, Trustees and Guardians under
last Wilts, and as Receivers and Assignees.
The capital being paid up and inver ted, together with
a large and constautivincreasing reserved fund, offers•
a perfect security to the insured.
The premiums may be paid yearly, half yearly or
The company add a BONUS periodica'ly to the insu
rances for life. The FIRST BONGS appropriated iv
December, 1844 the SECOND BONUS iu December,
1849, the THIRD BONUS in December, 1854, and tips
FOURTH BONUS in 1859. These additions are made
without requiring any increase in the premiums to be
paid to the company.
The following are a few examples from the Register:
lAmount of Policy and
Stim Bonne or bonus to be increased
Twored addition by future additions.
No. 89 32,600 1 $ 887 60
4 ' 132 3,000 1,050 00
cg 199 1,000 400 00
cc 333 6,000 1,875 00
Agent a Harrisburg and trio'
Marine, Fire and Inland Transportation,
Central Agency at Harrisburg, Pa., of
COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA.
inctlrPQWed 1794. '"C1A.W0r rerPetUfa•
CAPITAL AND ASSETS 5L2N3,000
Arthur G. Collin, Samuel W. Jones. John A. Brown,
Samuel P. Smith, Charles Taylor, Ambrose White, John
R. Neff, Richard D. Wood, William Welsh, William E.
Bowen, Awe N. Die/Won, il, Morrie Info,
eon, George L. Harrison; Fronds B. Cop. Edward H.
Trotter, Edward 8. Clarke. •
ARTHUR G. COFFIN, President.
CHARLES PLATT, Secretary.
As central agent for the above named company, the
undersigned is prepared to take Fire Disks in any Part
State or Peunityillacia, either annually or perpet
ally., on The most Divorable terms.
Ofileerin• Walnut street near Second.
WILLIAM BIM:SLIM, •
(101f1PFES AND SUGARS OF ALL
%I GUAM, sad at Te 411013
able prices, for sale by
WX.DOOK, Js. , & CO.
6,87 E 00