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THURSDAY MORNING, AUG. 27, 1863
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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
EON, GEO. W. WOODWARD,
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
or AZ224IIIIMT COUNTY.
Democratic County Convention.
At a meeting of the County Committee, held
sllq public house of Jas. Raymond, in the
City of Harrisburg, on tbe_lsth fast., it was
Resolved, That the Democratic voters of the
several wards, boroughs and townships in Dan-
Ado "aunty, are requested to meet at their
usual places' of holding delegate elections, in
the townships, between the hours of five and
seven h'olook, P. M., and in the wards and
borougNs, between the hours of seven and a
half and. nine &gook, 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 dePtvokoer next, at
two o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of forming
a minty ticket, &c.
The following changes in the places of hold
delegate elections were made, viz
henna Township,---From Miller's School
house, to Michael G. Shreiner's hotel, Coxes
Ifiddlaknon—Middle Ward.—To the public
house of Raymond & Kendig.
A. W. WATSON, Chairman.
Franklin Smith, Secretary.
While George W. Woodward our Demoonttio
candidate remains quietly at home, attending
to the duties assigned him by The people when
they elected him Supreme Judge, and where he
will remain until the people call him to fill
another station, our provincial Governor de
serte his Gubernatorial chair and is wandering
about the country, forming political combina
tions, soliciting votes in person, and judging
from the tone of his party press, slandering
his opponent, and 'trying to deceive the people
by prerelease of patrietiam, in order to carry
out his own selfish ends. lie claims to be the
peculiar friend of the soldier and the foreigner,
while it Is well known that he refused rations
a some of our brave volunteer militia, who
came here to defend our borders against the
recent raid, and belonged to the proscriptive
Know Nothing party, and served as Secretary
of State under the Know-Nothing administra
tion of Governor Pollock.
Speaking of the deception which the Aboli
tion party are trying to practice upon the peo
ple, the Pittsburg Post says:
Can anything be more ludicrous than the
leaders of that infamous and profligate organi
zation, who have just . emerged trom the dark
plouings and windings of Know - Nothing
lodges, objecting to the election of Judge
Woodworti, became, as they allege, he is
not sufficiently friendly to our foreign born
fellow citizens. These brazen and shameless
political mountebanks must , imagine the people
the veriest . dupes. Think for a moment of a
party, just after having counseled, not only
the distrwhiSament of a man because -of the
accidqnt of. his birth, but his proscription,
bettanpe of his religion, now appearing as the
spettisll ohampion of civil tad religious equal
ity. Could:.pzlitical profligacy and duplicity
exceed inch an ,elhiCnitien of partisan effron
tery Imagine a set of desperate partisans
exulting in the slaughter of men, women and
children, because of .their religious connec
tions, or the Out of :-brains of inno:
cents nen the- beetling of their mothers, and
the jeers and densities with which they bailed.
the crackling and crumbling cathedral as it
tumbled by the.torch et the- incendiary, and
we have a fair conception of those who are now
objeotiog to the Democratic candidate because
of his want of sympathy for civil and religious
The Abolition War.
A correspondent of the Anti,Slavery Stand
ard writvg ;
Our people sad papers express much cha
grin that Lee was allowed to escape without
atm her battle. I don't share in the feeling.
On the contrary, I was glad when I heard that
he was' ever the river, and I have sten no rea
son since for any other em.tion If Meade
had enga,ted Lee and been .whipped—which
was possible—it would have been bad; if he
had to ierly defeated Lee—which was made
mere than passible—it would have been worse:
The political consequences could hardly have
failed to lie disastrous. The nation is not
prepare-d for a sudden and triumphant sup
. the rebellion. We shall not be
ready ti ll we get a black army of at least :one
hundred thousand men in the field.
The above, taken from an influential jour
nal, is,doubtless a fair expression of the views
of the party he represents, and into the hands
Of these radical have now fallen the reins of
government. Thaddeus Stevens, in the balls
of Congress, said the Union should never be
restored with hie consent tinder the Constitu
tion as it is. Solicitor Whiting, high in the
canifidenee of the administration, in a recent
letter to the " Loyal League" of Philadelphia,
We, is effeet, that to withdraw the emanci
pation proolaination and restore the old Union,
would be the greatest disgrace that could be
inflicted upon the country. Volumes of fur
ther evidence could be accumulated, if re
qgired; to phew that the determined policy of
the adinizaatrition is to reject all terms of
*oscillation and settlement, and to • continue
the war for the sole purpostii3f emaricipation.
This cannot be accomplished except by the ez
ierwinition or the entire Southern people,
whfeb, if- at all possible, would requite a war
at at least forty years.
The Stanikird want the rebellion
eadllvity onpressO, that . would restore the
Setup—it must be prolonged to prevent its
restoration. The. SUiatles,:iit : their unholy
seal for' the etiolitiOn Of Oiiiery, .would beggar
tiba onuniry, Sacrifice one half -,of ite Whitte
population, and enslave tlieffethainder, rather'
than fail betheir object; . theist'
ennuat madmen, there are a legion of merce
ifieleit, who bing 'bent the gdgdalatration for
So Purina* of gain, who wish the war pro
eased in order that they may continue to
gorge themselves on the life and blood of the
Freemen of Pennsylvania, how do you like
the prospect? Are you willing that the war
should go on at the expense of your treasure
an d your blood, for the single purpose of libe
rating the slaves and placing them on an
equality with yourselves; or will you &mend
of Abraham Lincoln, at the ballot-box this
fall, that he change his present ruinous poli
cy, and restore the lJnion as it was, the ear
liest moment it can be accomplished?
Fanaticism and Force.
In all ages of the world fanaticism, in its
blind pursuit of a particular object, has ig
nored the law of love taught by the Savior of
Mankind, and has attempted to do by force,
what can alone be accomplished by kindness
and conciliation. This uncompromising spirit
wasted the lloler of English chivalry in the
Crusades, and plunged the world into Egyp
tian darkness for centuries. It has caused
more wars and bloodshed than all other causes
combined. In its mad career it invariably re
tards progress and the advancement of civiliza
tion. Its inevitable tendency is towards des
potism and the destruction of civil liberty. It
always aims at a combination of Church and
State, in which the church shall be in the as
cendant and establish the religion of the peo
ple. It enters into the legislative belie, and
by penal statutes and stringent laws, attempts
to legislate consciences into men. It arrogates
to itself a knowledge of the will of God, and
professes to be an instrument in the hands of
Divine Providence to punish all those who do
not render an "unquestioning support" to its
decrees. It builds beadles and inquisitions,
it erects racks and thumb-screws, in the vain
attempt to extort from tortured hunlenity► the
confession that the world does not move. But
the light of truth, emanating from God, per
meates all things, and in the darkest days of
the world's history some Galileo will be found
to whisper in the ear of a friend, "the world
moves nevertheless." Were this not the fact,
"truth crushed to earth" would never "rise
again," the sun of liberty would cease to shine,
and the universe be shrouded in an eternal
night of darkness and despotism.
The parallel between the political conspira
tors, the Jacobins of our tiny, and the origina
tors of the Inquisition, is as striking as it is
alarming. The administration declares its
object to be the preservation - of the Constitu
tion and the salvation of the Union. So reli
gions persecutors in a by-gone age declared
that their object Wad to render religion pare
and incorrnpt ; and for that purpose the most
latitudinarian power was given to its minis
ters. To prevent heresy in religion they had,
or soon assumed far that purpose, the power
to punish all persons who endeavored to per
suade others, or in any Piet) intermeddle in
matters of religion. Hence, they gradually
assumed cognisance of the intentions, or even
thoughts, of men, andltte tendencies of their
words and writings in the streets, and in the
sacred privacy of the closet, on a subject of
universal concern and everlasting intereg,t, and
subjucted them to the never-sleeping eye of
a body of informers and familiars. So to-day
Mr. Lincoln has his tools and pimps in every
quarter of the land to carry to the ears of
power any words of condemnation wrung from
an oppressed people in the hour of their great
est agony. A Vallandigham is banished, not
so much for what he has done, as for what it
to Helmeted be might do in the future. Every
one who will not sing pmans in praise of the
present administration or bow in abject aub
mission to its will is branded as a traitor. It.
is not enough, says Mr. Lincoln, for a man to
keep silent in regard to national affairs, but
Whenever he may hear anything disrespectful
spoken of the administration or its policy he
is a traitor if he does not take up the argunent
in its defence, and resent_ it as a personal in
As:those 'who justified persecution in religion
claimed at last unlimited powers, so do the men
in 'authority to-day, Whit have been resorting
to the same abnormil acts. The delegation of
such unlimited power, corrupted even the sa
cred priesthood ; and religions heresy became
the means of theirpower, and the terrible in
strument of their malice or tyranny. Political
heresy is fast beooming, in the hands of the
present administration, as formidable a means
of power and as vindictive an instrument of
tyranny. The parallel is complete, and as the
one, in the plenitude of its power destroyed
the pure religion they pretended to be trying
to advance, may we not rationally conclude
that the ether, if not checked in its course,
will destroy the government and the Union it
is pretending to maintain ?
Whenever any religious association or po
litical party demands "soquesti9ning sup
port," we may be sure they mask some purpose
inimical to true religion and human liber,ty.—
The Creator addresses himself to the under
standings of men, and the more we discuss,
and the more fully we understand His eternal
laws, the more deeply a sense of His goodness
and mercy sante into our minds and hearts.—
Aside from the divine law, governments are
founded upon the aggregated rights of indi
viduals, as understood and expressed through
human reason, and the more fully the subject
is discussed, the more clearly our rights are
defined, the more perfect the government be
comes, and the more fully our liberties are
All these lessons of the past have been for
gotten by the dontiosnt party of to-day, and
the issue before the people is clearly made up
—Fanaticism and Force against Liberty and
Law. If we are beaten in the contest, liberty
dies, and the battle between tyranny and hu
man rights, which has been waged in the old
-world for over three hundred years, will have
to be fought over again on this Continent. Fel
• l ow . c iti ze uei• let ne make it a . peeceful contest
iif the NOM imX,:and'iit wiltruntif despotism
ie so firmly seated on its throne that, we can
only overcome it through blood. Bfititvorder
to do thie, we-must enter into the contests as
earnestly as though Omit/ire of the tyrant was
at our throats; "Eternal vigilance is the price
of liberty," and if we fail to promptly meet:the
'dangers that environ us, and crush the monster
elite birth, it will Small grew to ya l et,
proportions that in order to straight) it. we
'shall hive to wadethroughleas of Itiood. Let
"eternal vigilance" be your motto and your
rule of action ; organise everywhere ; encour
age the timid ; infuse new energy, into those
that are logging; come one, come all to the polls
in October next, and you cannot fail. In the
future yi ea will have the proud satisfaction of
knowing that you have preserved the govern
ment fomnded by your fathers, and gen e r a tions
yet unborn will acknowledge, with feelings of
gratitude, that to.you they owe the rich inher
itance of Liberty and Law.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
INTERESTING LETTER FROM C. C. FULTON—THE
CONDITION OF FORT SIibITTER -- -ACCOCNTS OF
Nsw YORK, August 26.—The following letter
has been received from Mr. C. C. Fulton, edi
tor of the Baltimore American :
OFF CHARLESTON, Friday noon, Ang. 22.
Fort Sumpter still dies the rebel sag. but its
west wall is a mass of ruins. Our shells go
into the fort and explode inside, some massing
through the east wall, going in one side and
coming ont of the other.
An easterly storm prevailed on Tuesday and
Wednesday, but broke away on Morelley, We
now have fine weather, and it is expected that
the Monitors will go in force to Sumpter this
The New Ironsides and our wooden ; vessels
have shelled Forte Wagner and Gregg. every
day, keeping them quiet, while the shore bat
teries are hammering Sumpter.
Seven North Carolina deserters, from Sulli
van's Island, were picked up in a boat last
night by the Montauk. They say the rebels
were preparing to abandon Bumpier and blow
it up; that they have been taking guns out of
her ever since the attack in April, which de
minittrated her inability to hold it ; that there
are not more than six or eights guns now in
the fort, the remainder being quakers ;; that the
cord in of beer barrels were merely intended to
sustain the telegraph line between Sumpter and
Moultrie, and formed no part of the obstruc
tions. of the harbor; that the North Carolina
troops are anxious to go home, and are tamest
in a state of mutiny ; that the rebels all antici
pate the fall of Charleston ; that the walls of
Sumpter were extensively breached in April,
and that thelc is a great scarcity of provisions
among the rebels.
The flag of Fort Sumpter has been shot away
four times, and now there is no flag up.
The rebel batteries on James Island throw
shells nigot and day into our lines, but do not
cause more than one or two casualties daily.
Admiral Dahlgren is anxious to let the
army and naval batteries finish Sumpter, as he
expects to have plenty of work for the Monitors
in taking the interior line of defences of Charles
A flag of truce was sent to Fort Wagner on
Friday morning, and the firing ceased during
the interview, when it was resumed again.
Gen. Gilmore notified Beauregard that he
would commence to shell the city within forty
eight hours, and requested him to remove the
women and children.
Tee entire Menitor fleet went up on Friday
night for the purpose of making another assault
on Fort Sumpter: The Monitor Passaic got
aground, and so much time was lost in getting
her off that the expedition was abandoned for
the night. The saheb did not digester her sox,
dition, although she was within half a mile of
Os: CHARLESTON, Saturday, Aug. 2.3.
Fort Sumpter Of& morning is an immense
ruin. The rear wall has been battered down,
and the interior is open to view. Our shells
strike against the inside of the trout wall.
which is greatly shattered. and at times the
balls pass entirely through the front.
The flag of Sumpter was shot away four times
on Friday. A new flag is up this morning.
The weather is very hot. No ice is to be bad,
and there is nothing to stay the thirst but the
warm condensed water.
Should there be vie aeoident to-night, the old
flag will float over Sumpter to-morrow, (Sun
Ew Vona., August 26.—The steamer Persia
bas arrived froth Liverpool, with dates to the
16th, and via Queenstown to the . 17;h.
There is but little said on American affairs.
The Army and Natiy Gazette draws attention
to the fact that the Federals are pushing forward
the conairueticu of powerful sea going mon
Three British war steamers, recently sold at
Plymouth to a London company, were sus
pected of being intended for the rebels.
Lord Clyde died at ChothatO on the'l4t4
There is nothing d-oisivo as to Mantua
lian's aeeeptante of the Mexican crown.' Ru
mors from Paris point decidedly to hie accept
ance, but a Vienna journal says the assertions
nre.pretnature. No decision has been arrived
The Morning Post considers it far from im
probable,thatthe French occupation. of Meiico
may lead to more intimate relatiims between
Napoleon and the Confederates, l and create
trouble with the Washington govermnent.
The Oestriche Zeitsow asSerts that the Austrian
goveinment has in no way interfered with, or
been consulted on, the Mexican question. it
is a mere pprsonal question between Napoleon
It is asserted that the Spanish Ministry ap
prove the Empire. The Madrid louroale are
The replies of the three powers were all sent
to St. Petersburg to be delivered on the 17th,
and forthwith published. Each Cabinet re
plied to the argument addressed to itself, but
terminates 'with an identical peragraph, testify
ing the unity of their views.
There is a growing belief at Paris that war
is not to he apprehended_
The monthly returns of the bank of France
show a decrease in cash of over 14,000,000
There are vogue rumors that Prussia con
templates a secession from the German Conic&
The Calcutta, China and Austrian mails are
forwarded per the Persia. Their contents are
ant icipat ed.
The famous William Cornell Jewett has been
tigyigg gn interview with the King Of the &l
eans, in the interests of mediation. The King
promised to use his influence to induce England
to join France in ihe efforts for peace.
Victoria, on Vancouver's Island, is to be the
headquarters for the British squadrons in the
The American ship Viking, Capt. Townsend,
was last off Princess Island. Japan.
Napoleon delivered no speech at the Paris
fetes on the 15th.
The Meporial Diplomatique announces Max
imillian's acceptance of the crown of Mexico.
The British steamer Juno was overhauled by
the Federal eteamer &linage, off Fayalon'the
23c1 of July. No contraband goods were found,
and ale was allowed to .proceed. .
SOUTHERN NEWS FROM REBEL SOUR-
/UVr 131 . 0 1 1 : 1 4. August 25.—The American has
received Aledupond papers to the 25th, which
cootsis tbefidicoung.dispatohes :
morning tfurArlinle AticOebetsotia.gune, b orn .
harded_kort Fisher, - where the; British steamer
Hobs ran agioand Some day/Lego; the latter
being protected by-two email-sunk 4nd , ge t y
men. The enemy attempted to litink - bdtveria'
'ermined with one killed. Being reitifises i o,
they finally fWeOndo/d.in deitPoying ebtododau
landed from the steeilker, and afternettingair ,
on fire they left. We lost onirkilletaintthine
wounded, a Whitworth and another small gun.
Our forces were in possession of the wreck
Braturron, VA., August 24.—Censiderable
excitement was treated here to-day by stoats
reporting the Yankees to be near Buffalo Gap,
on a raid to Staunton. Preparations were
Made for their reception. Business was sus
pended, snd old and young turned out en mute
to meet the enemy, but they were non est. it
is reported that they have crossed into the
highlands. Iwboden is after them, and Staun
ton has again relaxed into its placid state of
There is nothing important from the lower
There are no Yankees between here and
ITEMS OF SOUTHERN NEWS.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 26 —The Gazette's Cairo
dispatch says that over 100,000 bales of Con
federate cotton have been captured near Nat
It is reported that Gen. Pemberton died last
week at Selma, Ala.
Gen. Grant and staff and Adjutant General
Thomash left Cairo on Monday niEht for Mem
General Herron is on an expedition up the
There are 8,000 rebel troops at Monroe, 65
miles west of Vicksburg. Walker and Heber
are in command.
,Kirby Smith is in Texas.
Johnston's forces are scattered in the Chunky
Returns from 106 counties in Kentucky give
Bramlots 50,692 majority.
BY THE MAILS.
THE KANSAS MASSACRE.
PVP.OVIT or IIttA.2.ITD.I3LL 2 9 CANCI—THIRTY-
Kansas CITY, August 24.—Gen. Ewing has
just returned from the pursuit of Qttantrell's
rebel force concerned in the massacre at Law
rence. It is estimated that the gang did not
number more than three hundred. They dis
banded at the head of Grand river, some going
south and some north and east, and others
scattering into the brush. Our forces have
been divided accordingly, and are closely pur
suing. and a continual skirmishing is going on,
Lieut. Col. Lazeai, with two squadrons of the
let Cavalry of Missouri State militia, had an
'engagement with one hundred guerillas on Big
Creek, near Harrisonville, Missouri, killing
five and capturing a considerable quantity of
goods and horses stolen at Lawrence. Thirty
one guerillas have been killed so far.
HBLP FOB THE SUMMERS.
ST. Louis, August 25.—The Union Mer
chants' Exchange passed a resolution to•day
condoling with the citizens of Lawrence, and
appointing a committee of ten to collect con
tributions for the relief of the sufferers.
General Schofield has issued a strong order
against bushwhackers and guerillas, and per
mitting the loyal citizens to bear arms for
their own protection, and• to aid the troops
PURSUIT OF QUANTILELL.
KANSAS err; August 25.—Quantrell's force
reached the head-waters of Grand river, Cass
county, about noon the day after the burning
of Lawrence, and there divided into squads of
forty and fifty, and scattered in various direc
tions. Our troops were half an hour behind,
and were also divided, and continued the pur
suit. A detachment ardored from Lexington
met part of the rebel force near Pleasant Hill,
and killed seven and recovered a considerable
amount of goods taken from Lawrence.
A report has just reached here that Major
Plumb and Major Naoher overtook a company,
in Lafayette, killing thirty. The total killed;
according to the last report, is between sixty
seventy. Our detachments are still in pur
It is ascertained that Quantrell'e whole force
was 300 selected men, who assembled from
Lafayette, Saline, Clay, Johnson, and the bor
der counties, on Thursday noon, at the head
of the middle fork of Grand river, fifteen miles
from the Kansas line, and the same day star
ted for Kansas. Our mount brought word
that afternoon to the military station at Au
bry, six miles north of the place where they
crossed the line, of the assembling en Grand
river, and an hour after their entrance into
Kansas other tonic brought word to that ef
fect. The information was at once communi
cated to all the stations on the border, and to
the district headquarters at Kansas City, 35
miles north of Aulfry. A delay of three or
fedr hours occurred at each station, to gather
in part of the patrolling and scouting parties,
when the pursuit was begun froin each station
separately, leaving a portion of the troops to
watch the border, 'and endeavor , to prevent
Quantrell's return to Missouri.
Quantreli's men told many persons, 'before
reaching Lawrence, that they were going:there
to destroy the town, but •by some' strange
fatality the people along the route, who might
easily have got word to Lawrence, did not fry.
A messenger, sent by Capt. Coleman to no
tify the people of Lawrence of Quantreli's ap
proach, failed to get through.
Quantrell obtained a supply of fresh horses
at Lawrence, which enabled him to outstrip
end elude the pursuit of our soldiers, whose
horses were nearly exhausted_ When: they
reached him, six miles south of Lawrence, the
citizens who joined in the pursuit were able to
keep up with the enemy, and often compelled
him to bait and 'forms line of battle, but the
soldiers could not force their jaded horses to
a rilloplor a charge and pursuit, and went on
ineffectively. At ; night Quantrell broke his
trail near P.toli, and our troops were delayed
all night in finding it. No damage' was done
by Quantrell from the time our forces came up
with him until he got ettt of Kansas. The
pursuit was so close that he was compelled to
abandon most of the horses they were leading
and goods stolen from Lawrence.
THE UNITED STATE r 3 Dula IMINDRIDGE lOUN
DERED AT SEA
Reports are hourly reaching us of the vio
lence of a hurricane which visited our coast line
between the ISth and 22ii of this month. Tee
most serious disaster of which we yet have ti
dings is the loss of the United States brig .
Bainbridge, which, went down leaving a lone
man to tell the sad tale.
Capt. a A Lane, of the British brig South
Boston, which arrived at rhiNdelphia yester
day from Barbadoes, sends us the following
On the 22d inst., at half-past seven p. m..
and in latitude 36°19 , , longitude 74°, we picked
up. Jamee 6atith, a colored man, who was in a
boat which was half full of water, belonging
to the United States brig B.inbridge. The
brig had foundered the day before, (21s,
about four o'clock /n the afternoon, all bands
i solqg down in the vessel except, Smith and the
° The cook became a raving maniac in a few
hours, and drowned himself. Smith was in the
boat about twenty-eight hours, suffering every
thing but death ; he was washed out of the boat
a number of times, and on four occasions the
beat was turned completely over.
The Bainbridge lett this port on the 18th
inst., wit h orders to report to the commanding
officer at Port Royal, and encountered the hur
ricane whiA visited our coast on tne 19th,
20th and 21st of this month. She carried a
crew of about one hundred souls all told.
Captain *Minh Locke, of the Britieh ship
Albion, from Liverpool. says that on the 4th
of August. latitude - 89°8' north, lofigiludet
49°4V west, about 2 o'olook in the afternoon,
Pit:ld a rebelprivateer,•shippotted to be the
plcis During the . irsoinitig 44* a bark
Agg4d teaser on oar les t Standing to the west.
- Eke tacked, and Muliti down on our lee beam,
under steam and sail, hoisting the rebel flag
when we hoisted our English ensign. The
itimner then bore away hi southeast.
The Marie Cecile, Captain Magnen, which
wised at Havre, August 4", front Guadeloupe,
reports having seen on the 10th of July, in
latitude 39° north, longitude 45° west, a
wooden steamer, painted black, with a large
white band, three mast schooner-rigged, which
hoisted the English flag; but, after having ex
amined the Marie Cecile and borne away,
nauled it down and set the rebel flag s
The British ship Virginia, Capt. Armstrong,
from Lepreaux, N. B , which has arrived at
Liverpool, spoke the rebel privateer Charleston
steering southeast, July 26, in latitude 45'57',
WASIIINGTON, August 25. —The flags were
hoisted over the War and Navy Departments
to-day on the receipt of the good news from
Charleston, telegraphed from Portrese Monroe
this forenoon. Coming, as it does, through
rebel sources, it is hilly credited, and it is
believed that the news will be more than veri
fied by the next arrival from Charleston har
The friends of the Union cause bare been
made jubilant by these reports, and by the
news of Rosecrinte advance on Chattanoog.,
which it is not probable can long be held by
the demoralized troops under Bragg.
ARREST OF C, EDWAItDS LESTER
C. Edwards Lester, clerk in the War Depart
ment, was arrested last Monday, at Harper's
Ferry, with important documents intended for
the enemy in his possession. Lester is sus
pected of having been in communication with
the rebels for some time, and has doubtless
given them much valuable intelligence. But
a short time since a man was arrested at
Brentville, Va., while on hie way to Richmond
with dispatches from some one in the War
Department, and it is believed that the accused
furnished the information: Lester has timed
extensively in. literary and political circles,
end his arrest has caused no little commotion.
He was for some time Consul at one of the
Italian ports, and until recently was employed
in the Interior Department.
THE - GUERILLAS ACTIVE
Notwithstanding the lesson administered to
the guerillas who infest the Chesapeake and
Ohio canal a few days WPM they mode their
appeartunie again yesterday on the tb w path
about twenty-five miles above Georgetown.
They appeared in squads ef fifteen and twenty;
but as they were told by the boats they. hailed
that Other boats were near at hand 'with troops
on board they did no damage. An active pur
suit of the guerilla bands which infest the coun
try in the vicinity of our lines is constantly
kept up by our cavalry,and more or less of teem
are daily captured ; but owing to their peculiar
system of operations,and the fact that the peace
able citizens by day beceme guerillas at night,'
it is exceedingly difficult to weed them out en
tirely or prey ent occasional depredations by
NO REBELS ON'THE LOWER POTOMAC.
The steamer Baltimore, Captain Mitchell,
arrived here this morning from Fortress Mon
roe. She reports that the enemy has not ap
peared upon the Potomac, reports to Cie con
trary nowithstanding, and that there are no
indications of new batteries at any point.' Our
flotilla has not been able to discover any rebels
upon the Virginia shore, and the whole coun
try wears an air of loneliness and desolation.
UNION PEELING IN MISSISSIPPI.
Mr. Casey, el-member of Congress from
Kentucky, has just reached here from Vicks
burg. He reports that the people of Missis
sippi are in a most wretched condition, and
ready to accept Union on any terms. Num
bers of what were formerly families of vast
wealth now receive rations from our commis
FRESH HORSES FOR TUE CAVALRY.
The cavalry is being rapidly fitted up with
fresh horses of the best quality. Many of
those in the service were totally nofit for such
duty when purchased, and are now completely
used up. None but strong, healthy horses, of
mature age, are selected, and large numbers of
animas are left upon the hands of speculators,
who expected to fleece the government. Two
thirds of those offered are rejected.
ALL COMPROMISE TO BE REFUSED.
It was to be expected that the anti slavery
conspirators should establish their boldest and
most unscrupulous partisan journals in this
metropolis. From this great central point of
observation they can more effectively distri
big.e their venom throughout the land, and no
one marvels that New York, though conserve
five and free at the c ire' from all fanatical ten
dencies, should be chesen as the headquarters
of the,radical press. We accept,- therefore, as
an inevitable infliction, those daily promulga
tions of incendiary and pernioious doctrines
which'. go -forth • : frove.-' Printing-11011Se Square
and other neighborhoods infected 'with Aboli
tion malaria; but sometimes the theories an
nounced have such a dangerous and - Unnatural
charadtee trigjust awl sane MO MOO 11l as-.
tonishment.at the perusal; and ask: are these,
indeed, tne• conscientious views of Christian
The Evening Post, nervous with apprehen
sion les t the good sense of the people should
use the present opportunity for negotiation,
" But some will perhaps say, why not treat
with the rebel leaders ? Why let what appears
to be a punctilio stand in the way of peace?
In the first place, they have not yet asked ay.
to treat with - Chem, but if they had, zoo ought
Men of the North, who are to be " driven
like bullocks to the slaughter pens," read in
these significant words the doom of this un
happy country. Understand now why the
Conscription act must be enforced, at the very
hour when you deemed yourselves standing at
the threshold of an honorable peace. It is de
liberately proclaimed to pvi that "we ought
to retuse" the proffered hand of reconcili.tton
It is unblushingly confessed that the adminis
tration will throw every impediment in the way
of compromise. If the spirit of Peace should
smile, a frown will be its answer; should it
approaeli in the garb of suppliance and kneel
at yaur temples for a welcome, it is to be
scourged back again and forbidden a foothold
on your soil. The limits of the struggle are
not to be determined by equity and reason, but
by the will, or rather -phantasy, 01 your ere
slr nt Watibingtoh, itthobt:
in blood, they intend shall be maintained with
blood, although both the North and the Snuth
should yearn for settlement and concord. Like
the gladiators of old, you must fight on until
your ,masters grow weary of the sport. It
meters not what propositions may come from
the enemy; they will not even be listened to.
It is of no avail that the foe should ask a beer
ing; it will not be granted. Terms, although
they should embrace all that you hoped for,
,:re rjected in advance; the very opportunity
for ranking them is to be refused.
If the Southerners were savages and hea
thens, any, it they were a race of maniacs,- or
beasts of pray, a more pitiless policy could not
be pursued. . But when it is considered that
they are our own countrymen, sprung from the
loins of our revolu , ionary fathers, worshipping
the saint. God with ourselves, attached to t., 0
Sc priuoiple of goVernment and "hoknoWl.
ed..ed by t.he -eivilised world' as a oobrageous
enligreued people; when it is remembered
our shoals are brilliant with the names of their
anee , tore, and t h4t they have given the Bepub
ho warriors end 6flitesbletl deals cannot
be cancelled by rebellitill.; when Re seknowl ,
edge that even as rebels we are prpud to And,
theta worthy of onefiteel; and . that their Lees
and Jacksoris can never be brided with die
haaev. it seeing atilt t l lohettrt, .the generous
North ehottid'abrink'Withi:absme to read 'this
argument for ceaseless strife in the columns of
a journal that claims to represent the domi
We caution the Democraey to watch the
etralthy elope of these intriguers, for there U
evidently a cause for this appaready promo-
ture confession of a design to prolong hostili
ties. It is more than probable that. in deepit kt
Of the haughty and senseless rejection of Mr,
Stephens' mission, the Confederate leaders
have again sought, audience with the adminis
tration. The Post gays : " They have not yet
asked us to treat with them." This may be
b u t an evasion ; they may not yet have ow
us to treat with them, and we btlieve that they
will rather ask for graves than for shackles ;
but they may have broached the subject of
compromise, and they may have been " re
fused." If the administration is thus dealing
double with the people ; if facts of that nature
are being concealed, and the opportunities for
peace being quietly avoided, becatise not suffi
ciently favorable to emancipation, we can only
say that Mr. Lincoln and his ministers are
treading the edges ea Tarpean
New x26pertio entente.
XEMPTION S FROM THE DRAFT.
L A Persons baying kcal claims Meas. pawl from the
draft can bar. their cases veparcd aid In eseotai to the
Board on application to R E. FERGUSON. Attorney-et-
Law. Second street, opposite Buehler Reuse lace
with Win H. Miller, EK. dug 27-tf.
WANTI.D.—A second hand G -C art
Inquire of P. IL DOUG 4Eavy,
it* City Rotel.
THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL
?EWA STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIBTY,
WILL BE HELD AT
NORRISTOWN, MONTGOMERY CO. e PA..
September .9th and 10th and October !at and
Norristown is about 17 mile.' west of Philadelphia, on
the Schuylkill river, and is accessible by zailwa-y to
every portion of the State.
The Grounds are teantifully situated, isentaittleg .24
acres of ground with tine large buildings thereon erec
ted. together with large amount of sbeddi g. The
track is said to be one.of the beet half mile tracks in
the State. The . premiums are the heaviegt ever offered
by. the iloOlOty. ltitiOttoting Oboist $ 7 099 The pre
miums for all grades of cattle exceed KOOO, five of
which are $3O each, 19 from $25 to $l5. others running
down to loniser rates. Rest herd not less than 15 heal,
first pastel= $4O; second' premium, $25.
Homes for all grades the premiums exceed $lB5O.
The highest $100; '22 between $2O and $BO, and others
ranging from $4O. $lO and $0 For oheep and Striae the
premiums •stegis from $lO to $5 and $a
For Poultry there Is a long list of premiums from 02
to $1 each. In the following classes most liberal pre
miums are offered : Ploughe, Cultivators. Drills, Wa
gons, Reaping and Mowing Machines, Cutters. Corn
Shellere, Cider hi lie, Pumps. Buckets, Tin Ware,
Lather and its Meaufectu.es, Gas Pixturis. Marble
magma., Butter, Floor, Grain an 4, Seeds, Vegetables;
and also for Dommtie and Household Mannettettiree,
Cloths, Carnets, Satinet, Skirting, Speeding. Blankets,
Flannels, Shawls, Knit Goode, Needle Work, 5c..e.
Bread, Cakes. Preserves, Jellies, ite
Large premiums are offered for every verietyof Fruit
and Flowers The Floral Tent will be the large.t ever
erected by the Society and will form one of the most
attraetive features of the exbitr.tion Fruit, Grapes
and Wlll6 will be exhibited in this department
The Pennsylvania Railroad and Norristown' Reliroirt
have arranged 'o carry artimes for exhibition to and
from the Exbibition freight free, requiring the forward
ing freight to be paid, which will be rep id shipper
when goods are returned ko the 'ration whence shipped .
It is hoped to effect the same with other important
Excursions at reduced rates will be run on all the
Entries can be trade 'at the office, in Norristown, after
the 9th day of September A l, articles must be ea
tred on the Looks on er before Tue day evening, Sep
tember 29th Exhibit° a must become members.
eienivership $l. 00, with tour Coupon earl,
of which will admit one person to the Fair once.
SINGLE ADMISSION 25 CENTh.
4 List of Pre elutes and Regulations can be hal
by addressing the Secretary.
TEI• MAS P. KNOX, Preside.
A 81401VER LOicodgßß Scs-tiory ,
Norristown, Pa. y
Notice is hereby given that letters of sulmin.lstration.
have this day be-u granted to the undersigned by the
Register of Dkuphin county, upon the estate of. Diniel
Bressler, late of Jeffeep on township, in said county, de
ceased All persons having colairiss or demands sgaini.-,
paid estate are hereby revested to make known the
same without delay, and those indebteg to raid oriel..
are notified to make immediate payment to
JOHN HOFFIFIAN, Administrator,
ang27-lawarb Jefferson township, Dauphin eo.
INCOME TAX, RC.
APS EISSOR'S MOTIOB.,
Notictie hereby given to all persons resident within
the eeeond Division, Fourteenth District of Peunsyl
vials. with whom blanks have been left for income
Tax, Tat on carriage. and implications for limmae, that
the safd blanks must be made out and r' tamed to this
office on sr- befeie the sth day of .-eptember next, other
wi e the assessment will be made as directed by the
llth section of the act of 7nly let, 1862. Said section
provides that where persons neglect or ranee to make
-return, the wePeor roust make anti!' het trttirn 4' 4l '
the cited information he chnobtain.yind add 81) per cent.
to the amountthereof, arid &MO an idditimiargensity
of $lOO, from which assessment there is ci' appeal.
WM H OAEILOW,
Assistant Assessor, 2d Lir • 14th Dist.
OEOO West sinu9r 'Auto; efigsr9, tgg fl -act
FA i r ANTE I ?,--A few good Lborin.;
•v v Men at the WAR WORKS.
IVAI`TED—;:-A furni , hed room, with
boarding_ fora oentleman and hula, in s private
boardioa•house. statbue terms and location. Addreor
Post Naos Box No. 264. ang.intf
TIORSE STOLEN.- - Was, stolen,.
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 aids—right hoot of
fore foot partly split. A rewarl of Pi . ty 7 , ollaws - m IF
he paid to any one returnine the horse, or giving in
foimation that will lead to his recovery.
aug2s.3tU Hognestown, Cumberland county, Pa-
PICNIC.—The clittniosi Aft
of Harrisburg give a
PICNIC AT COLD SPRINGS,
ON SATURDAY NEXT, AUGUST 29th.
10.9.1% 'pill leave the Beret of the Lebanon
rain road. for 'he springs, at 7,i4 o'clock.
A co•dia. invitation is extended to all Mechami."..;
Price of tickets for the round trip 76 cents, to be had
at the Depot.
C OMMITTRY. :—Thos. Anderson, Michael Runk. Dam'?
Spoo , d, Abrace Styes, John lieltz, Ephraim itershs7.
str.,;t:i• 4 t
Will wive information in all the affairs of iiie, absez
friends, sickness and death, and in respect to all o:her
ggbjects. She can bo consulted at all holm of the dm - ,
GENTLEMEN 50 CENTS, 'LADIES 45 OX STS.
RESIDENCE IN MULBERRY ST.,.
North Side, Second Door from River Alici
Aug 22] N O . 2 0. 117
THE GIRARD LIFE INSURANCE,
ANNWIT AND WREST COMPANY
OFFICE WO. 40S CUESTNITIT
CAPITAL AND ASSETS, - - $1,543,3 , ` 5
THOMAS EIDHWAT I Provides:.
' JOHN P. YAMIIB, Actuary.
CONTINUE to make INSURANCE ON LIVES cc
the most reasonableiterms:
Tbsy eat as istrecutortc Trustataratid (*medico e timler
last Wilm, mad as BoceitersAad Assignees. '
The capital being pabtup and invoted; together with
a large and coaatoatlyincremalas metre:4 fund, taws
a perfect secririty to the insured.
The premigma *vibe klisid yearly, half yearly er
The company add it.*l‘l7l3. perlodi oily to the ins,'
reams. for' life. ,- . Thiri..T . LBST .Bol4Uil approPrieted }T.
Deoembei l. lB4l the eECOND BONUS le Deeembe:.:
1849, the HIRD_•BONUCin flocamber,
POORTH BONI'S bi 1859:' THena,atbiltbloll ore waim' s
without requiring pay increase la the produce to Is
Pad to the t i allay_ '
Thu folkiwitit argot few expesples free 3 ho. l 4(clerlo
Agriin t 9f
dam, Bump or I bonus be inareseet
Inured 'addition bi future Mallow-
No. so 82,500 $ 587 60 W
" 182 8,000 7,060 00 4,
" 199 1,081 400 00 1,400 Ott
" 888 5,000 1,816 00 1.815 890
AVM • Norilibirs92a