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undershoot' that active means aro takenty the
•adminietration to encourage the election of
members of Congress from loyal districts in
these States; but no voting member can hold a
seat in :Congress unless be is a representative
of a State actually in the Union.
The organized territories are represented,to
be sure, each by one delegate, who can speak
but not vote, but only States in the Union can
send voting members. The administration, by
the countenance it has given to the election of
members in seceded States, has settled the
question as far as it can be settled by the ex
ecutive branch of the government. It may
perhaps be said that this notion is not official,
and therefore not binding. But the executive
department has committed itself officially in
another way, which settles the question ad
versely to the position of the radicals. When
France made tender of her good offices to bring
about a reconciliation, Mr. Seward, under the
instructions of the President, made a reply, in
which he stated that seats were open in both
branches of Congress for representatives of the
States in rebellion, which they can occupy
whenever they choose for the discussion and
settlement of the matters in controversy be
tween the States. Now as States out of the
Union musnot be represented in Congress, Mr.
Lincoln', administration is fully committeti on
the point on which this whole question of
slavery turns as involved in reconstruotion.
Congress also has committed itself on this car
dinal point in a manner equally decisive. It
is well known that before West Virginia was
erected into a separate State the original State
of Virginia was represented in both branches
of the last Congress. The whole State was
represented in the Senate, and various loyal
districts in the House. By the decision of both
henna, then, the State of Virginia, notwith
standing its act of secession and its armed
hostility, was still in the Union. The State
of West Virginia had not been formed, and if
the members from Virginia were net repre
sentatives of a subsisting State actually in the
Union, they had no business to occupy seats
Whatever, therefore, may be the original
merits of the question.a Republican Executive,
a Republican Senatc, and a Republican Rouse
Of Representatives, are under an estoppel,
having by their own action precluded them
selves from raising the question whether the
States passing the ordinances of secession are
still members of the Union.
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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS. '
HON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. 'LOWRIE,
ON !LLLEGIBBNY COUNTY.
Afirhase States are glorious in their
but their collective glories are in the Union. By
all means, at all hazards, are they to be main
tained in their integrity and the full measure of
their eonstistitienuil rights for only so is the Union
to be preserved—only so is it worth preserving.
It is the perfection of the prismatic colors, which
blended, produce the ray of light. It is the com
pleteness of these assembled sovereignties, lacking
nothing which they have not lent for a great pur
pose, that makes the Union precious. .This word
Union is a word of gracious omen. It implies
con f idence and affection—mutual support and pro
teetion against external danger.. It is the chosen
explinun - of the strongest passion of young hearts..
It is the charmed circle within which the family
dwells. It is man helping his fellow-man in this
ruffed world, It is , States, perfect in themselves,
tonfederateelfor mutual advantage. It is the peo
ple of States, separated by lines, and interests, and
institutions, and usages, and laws, all forming one
glorious nation—all moving onward to the same
sublime destiny, and all instinct with a common
life. Our fathers pledged their lives, their for
tunes, and their sacred honors, to form this Union
—let ours be pledged to maintain it."--Gno. W.
WOODWARD, Ask 4, 1.852- -
Tar flood of political matter incident to an
interesting and exciting campaign, will crowd
out for the present such articles of a miscelbi
neona character as we have on hand. We shall
begin the Winter solstice, after the election is
over, with, regular series of tales, poems,
sketches, and such• other matters instructive
and entertaining as will contribute to the di
version of our readers in the country in OW
long evenings of the coming season.
The Administration and the War.
The United Bastes Gazette, in an article in
which it sneeringly comments upon the earnest
efforts of the Democratic party to end this un
holy war, saysi
." They have another plan, which is net yet
well defined in some of its parts, but whisk
looks to an armistice, reconstruction by means
of a national convention under anew constitu
tion, the repeal of the confiscation act, the re
call of the emancipation proclamation, and the
reotoration of slavery to prosperity and power.
Any such reconstruction, it must be evident,
would prove a failure, and in the end, perhaps,
the war would be resumed with more bitterness
than ever; Were it possible that such a mon
strous whams could =Need, the nation would
cease to be a free republic and sink into an
The Gazette, which is the leading Abolition
paper in Philadelphia, and have in the favor of
the administration, 'doubtless speaks by author
ity, andsimply gives utterance to the sentiments
of the faction that now controls the government
of our distracted country. No armistice, no
repeal of the confiscation net or emancipation
proclamation, no re-construction, but a con
tinued war for the destruction of the institution
of slavery, and the perpetuation of their ill
gotten power. The re-establishment or the
old Union, would be "a monstrous scheme,"
because it would restore the Southern States
to the equal rights to which they are entitled
under. the Constitution, and by that scans
place the present dominant party in a hopeless
minority. No more lucrative offices, no more
shoddy contracts, no more rotten ships to be
sold at fabulous prices, no, more horses or
supplies to be furnished at exorbitant rates,
no more "tents" with which to "steal away."
No, no, this would never do, the war must go
on until the people of the South are exter
minated, and her fair fields rendered barren
Territories, then they can have no vote in Om
tress or for the Presidentsy in-119814 and by
this means the Abolitionists hope to obtain a
new lease of power.
People of Pennsylvania, Omit this state of
things continue? Shall these mercenary
dreams of the Jacobins who now mis-rule the
country be realized? Shall all the wealth pro
duced by your industry and toil be drained from
you by onerous taxation 2 Shill your sons and
brothers be torn from your hearths and homes
by the iron hand of a remorseless conscription,
for the single purpose of carrying on an inter
minable negro war, and perpetuating the power
held by the present rulers, when it is possible
to restore the old Union and the goverment of
compromise founded by our fathers Y These
are questions far you to decide at the corn•
ing election. The Democratic party have ruled
this country nearly all the time since the gov
ernment was founded; has not the rule been
beneficent? Have you not been prosperous
and happy ? Have you not been fully protected
in all your rights and liberties ? Under its
sway have any of you ever been arrested with
out warrant and without cause and thrown into
Federal hostiles ? On the contrary, have you
not always had the privilege of the habeas
corpus, that. " sacred writ of liberty," and a fair
trial by a jury of your peers ? The Democratic
party are now fighting to restore the old Union,
and if your are satisfied with the old Union
and the way the government has been adminis
tered under it, why rush into . 4
sea cor untried
experiment ? Is it not safer, nay, is it not es
sential to your interests to restore the long
tried Democratic party to power, to administer
the wise and tried government formed by the
wisdom of your patriotic sires ?
Record your answer in the ballot-box on the
18th day of October next.
44 A. Stronger Government.'"
The grand political heresy of which the Abe
litioniets are guilty is the theory that the Union
can be restored without the shelter and disci
pline which the Constitution, as_:a , compact
between State and State, the people and their
magistrates, was meant to afford. The progres
sive philosophy of the Abolition leaders makes
possible the physical Union of the States
without reference to the sworn Covenant which
expresses the nature and terms of agreement
under which the Union,was originally formed.
The development of such a doctrine is despot
ism in. its largest and broadest sense; its en
couragement utterly destructive of the spirit
of harmony, amity and reverence for law,
which are, and ought to remain, the tradi
tional and saving virtues of the American peo
ple. It was the earnest and constant endeavor
of the Fathers of the Republic to infuse into
the minds of the peeplelof their day and gen
eration, an enduring
_pride 'of nationality, an
abiding sense of national boner, A Liberty so
large as their labors secured to us, was felt to
depend, in a great measure, upon an instructive
respect for the Supreme Law, and a hearty
Orating to its obligations,iwhieh lie deep at
the Foundation of the government under which
they prayed we might live prosperous forever.
It has only been in this latter day of national
sorrow that we have seen, without rebuke, this
esrdinal principle of our national life attempted
to be set. aside. National misfortunes, which,
like individual, seem never to come single,
have hardened the heart of the people, till they
can listen without surprise to the wild fully
which projects a stronger government, and
would nibble away, by specious expedients,
that liberty which is the hope:and strength of
our national salvation,
Placed in power by the suffrages of a, free
people, sustained in the exercise of its lawful
prerogatives by the universal voice of its for
mer opponents, faniphed 'with all the means
at their command to defend the rights of all
sad vindicate the majesty of a, free govern
ment, the Administration has turned its en
ergies against the liberal's of the country,
plundered the national exchequer, and by pre
tended legislation seeks to destroy the "very
engines which lifted it to unjust dominion."
It has seized the hour of increasing 'national
affliction to impose unjust and oppressive en
actments upon the subjects who are the source
of its own authority. It has wilfully violated
its own promises, and sought "pretexts for in
novation upon the eatabliehed principlee of the
government," and has fostered a "spirit of en
croachment which tends to consolidate all-the
departments of the government in one, and thus
create, whatever the form may be, a real des
potism." It has given to the President powers
expressly withheld by the laws he was sworn
to administer. It has rendered "the military
superior to the civil power." It has superse
ded, by the reign of force, the security of per
son against seizure and .imprisonment "with
out due process of law." "It has crested a
multitude of new offices, and sent among us
swarms of officers to harass our people and eat
Out their substance." By an iniquitous and
unnecessary Conscription law, it has distribu
ted its agents among the people, with guards
and bayonets at their backs, clothed with 4lis
cretionary powers over the lives and immuni
ties of our citizens. It "has quartered large
bodies of troops among us." Into Ohio, New
York, Indiana, and Pennsylvania thousands of
troops have been sent from the field, armed
with eiery appliance of destruction. It has
"imposed taxes on us without our,consent."
Our national expenses are over one million
seven hundred thousand dollars a day, to be
paid by taxes, and this by legislative encroach
ments by men not representing the people—
servants and courtesans to an Abolition oli
garchy. It has endeavored "to excite domes
tic ineurreotione among us, the tmdiatin
gobbed destruction of all ages, sexes and
conditions." Such is the force of the Presi
dent's proclamation—such the desire and do;
sign of Sumner, Lane and Chandler, its authors
and instigators—those who are clamorous for
a stronger government that "our charters may
be taken away, our most valuable laws abol
ished, and the powers of our government al
tered fundamentally." These features be•
longed,all of them, to the "strong government,"
from which our forefathers eighty years ago,
appealing to "the . Supreme Judge of the
World" declared themselves "Free and Inde
pendent forever !"
• Revastrz Decision.—The Commissioner of
Internal Revenue has decided that where a
party lends gold coin for a period longer than
three days, receiving as security the market
price of the day in currency, the transaction is
the same, so far as its liability to taxation is
concerned, as though he borrowed the currency
for a period longer than three dap, depositing
as security the market' price in gold coin.
TI Dtateeratte -Pairty4r
When our country first verge' d trent the
'fiery furnace of the revolution, every evil pas :
sion was bushed, and, under the good and great
Washington, every one strove to build up and
.render perpetual a government that should se
cure them against the encroachments of a
tyranny they had found unendurable in the old
world, and against the practice of which they
had revolted in the new. Many Men having
been born and bred under the constitutional
monarchy of Great Britain, honestly believed
it to be the best form of government thercould
devise ; but the Democratic element prevailed,
and a government was formed " deriving its
just powers from the consent of the governed,"
in which the people were understood to be sov
ereign, and their rulers their servants or agents
to carry out their will as expressed through a,
written Constitution, conservative of all rights
not specially delegated.
During the administration of Washington,
his personality, the great services he had ren
dered his country, his acknowledged disinter
estedness and patriotism, and his comprehen
sivt grasp of public affairs, enabled him to
control events and hold in abeyance the various
opinions and prejudices of the revolutionary
leaders ; but when he had resigned, and Asked
the people to place the baton of office and
.power in other hands, the pent up passions of
men were loosened, and party spirit and strife
and hatred entered in, to distract the councils
of the Nation. In the contest which followed,
the Federal or monarchical party were in the
ascendant, and culminated in the election of
John Adams for President. This patriotic;
though mistaken man, with a pliant Congress to
carry out hie views, commenced his administra
tion on the principle that " the king can do no
wrong," passed the odious Alien and Sedition
laws, making it a penal offence to criticise the
acts of his administration, or to speak slight
ingly of any one in office. This was in direct
violation of the rights of the people, which they
had secured -to themselves by fundamental
laws, and the opposition to these tyrannies
called into being the great Democratic party.
From that time until 1824 the Democratic
party had undisputed control of the govern
ment, an d Mace that period have held the
power more than twe-thirds of the time, all the
while administering the affairs of the nation
in the spirit of the fathers, and jealously
guarding the rights and liberties of till people,
while the few years that the opposition has
been in power was marked by attempts to
weaken the bonds of union, by offering peti
tions for its dissolution, as in the case of John
Q. Adams; weakness and imbecility, as in the
case of Tyler, diminishing the respect inlwhich
we were held by foreign nations . ; Galphin
frauds and swindles diminishing our revlenues,
as under Filmore ; and a terrible civil war
under Abraham Lincoln. Aside from this the
measures of all these administration) have
tended to encroach upon the reserved rights of
Buttes and individuate, while the tendency of
Democratic rule has been to enlarge and
strengthen them. -
The Democratic party being the exponents
of the will of the people, can never bp more
than temporarily wrong; the opposition' being
in antagonism to popular freedom, can' never
be more than temporarily right. The 'Demo
cratic party halt ruled the country for over
Arty years, and has given it all its glary and
greatness. The few years of opposition rule
has brought upon us all the calamities we have
ever been *filleted with as a nation, and all the
oppressions and tyrannies we have suffered as
individuals. The Democratic party is the
only governing power capable of preserving
our republican institutions, and making this
'country in the future, what it has been in the
pasty the asylum for the oppressed of every
land. The tendency of the opposition being
always towards centralization and despotic
powers, is destructive of republicanism, and if
continued in power would necessarilyassimi
late with the governments mf the old countries,
and leave freedom without a home in the whole
wide weed. .
Fellow-citizens,. choose ye between the two.
Your voice is always potential at the; ballot
box. If the usurpers at Washington are sus
tained by your suffrages in October next, the
chains will be so firmly riveted en yo Ur limbs
that it will be impossible to shake them off,
except through anarchy and blood. The ballot
may yet, in its gentle way, "Execute the free
man's will as lightning doe; the will of God ;"
and if through your votes this fall yosignify
your utter condemnation of the ruinou policy
of the present administration, they ay be
stayed in their mad career, until you can enter
again into the line of safe precedents, restore
the Democratic party to power, and save the
country from impending ruin.
"I am not and never have been a 'Native Amer-
Wm' in any political sense, any more than. lam or
have been a Whig, Antimason or an Abolitionist.
* * * The speech so often quoted against me,
lam not responsible for. It was introduced into
the debates by a Whig reporter, in violation of the
rules of the body, which required him to submit for
revision before publication, and which he never did.
* * * I promptly denounced it, in the face of
the Convention, as I have done many a time since,
as a gross misrepresentation. 41 ' 41- rh o Na
tive American party itself is my witness. Seven
years ago I was the caucus nominee for U. S.
Senator. The county of Philadelphia was repre,
seated by Natives. :They asked ilhether, if elected
by their votes, I would favor their measures for
changing the naturalization laws, I answered them
NO, and they threw every vote they could command
against me and raised a shout of triumph over
their victory."—Geo. W. WOODWARD, Pittsburg,
Sept. 14, 1852.
TROOPS AT ELECTI?NS.
By the 95th seotlen of the set of Assembly
of the State of Pennsylvania of 2d July, 1839,
it is enacted that
"No body of troops in the army of the United
Slates, or of this Commonwealth, s all be proem&
either armed or unarmed, at any piece of election
within this Commonwealth, during tee time of such
MRS. ADMIRAL FoovE.—The lridoW of Ad
miral Foote died in. New Raven, on Wednes
day evening, after a long illness! Te Palla
dium.says : "Just two Months, to a ay, have
intervened betwern tho Admiral and is wife.
The illneSe of Mrs. Foote has been e naidered
critical for many • days; by her frie de, and
especially t9P her physician , so that this an
nouncement of her deoease will not a unex
pected. She died of quick oonsumplon. She
retained the Nil vigor of her menta powers
until within a few minutes of her de th."
7 7- 73 ,211111 SOILDIZawi REAL FRIEND?
tratit. from the decision of Judge WOOD
wAnn ea tanning the stay law passed by our
'Legislature in favor of the soldier:
“Now, if a stay of execution for three years
would not be tolerated in orditutry times, did not
these circumstancees constitute an emergency that
justified the pushing of legislation to the extremest
limit of the Constitution ? No citizen could be
blamed for volunteering. He was invoked to do so
by appeals as strong as his love of country. Ire
the nature of things there is nothing unreasonable
in exempting a soldier's property from execution
whilst he is absent from homy battling for the
supremacy of the Constitution and the integrity of
the Union. And when he has not run before he
was sent, but has yielded himself wp to the call of
his country, his self-sacrfh - cing patriotism pleads,
trumpet-tongued, for all the indulgence from his s
creditors which the Legislature have power to grant.
If the term of indulgence seem long in this instance,
it was not longer than the time for which the Pre-.
sident and Congress demanded the soldier's ser-
NEWS' OF THE DAY.
THE END APPROACHING-FORTS WAGNZR AND
SUMPTER OCUTIPIED BY OUR FORCEB..-OFTICIAL
DISPATCH FROM CNN. GUIDER, &C., &C.
FORTRESS MONROE, August 28 —The gunboat
Western World, Captain Cfregory, arrived this
morning from of Wilmington, N. C., and re
ports the arrival of the U. S• steamer Florida
from Charleston, with intelligence that our
forces occupied Sumpter and Wagner on Mon
OFFICIAL DESPATCH EROM GEN. GILMORE.
HICAIXIOORTERB Or TIM DrrAßTirrrr er TEE
SOUTH, MORAM (ISLAND, Al C.,
Moj. Gen. B. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief—
Slu —I the honor to report the practical
demolition of Fort Sumpter, as the result of
our seven days' bombardment of that work, in
cluding two days during which a powerful
north-easterly storm most seriously diminished
the accuracy and effect of our fire. Fort
Sumpter is to-day a shapeless and harmless
mass of ruins.
My chief of artillery, Col. J. W. Turner, re
ports its destruction so far complete, that it is
no longer of any avail in the defence of Charles
tole lie also says, that by a longer fire it
could be' made more completely a ruin and a
mass of broken masonry, but. could scarcely
be more powerless for the defence of the har
My breaching batteries were located at die
fennel varying botween 3,330 and 4,240 yards
from the works, and now remain as efficient
I deem it unnecessary, at present, to con
tinue the fire upon the ruins of Sumpter.
I have, alap, at great labor and under a
heavy fire from /times Island, established bat
teries on my left within effective range of the
heart of Charleston City, and have opened
with• them, after giving General Beauregard
due notice of my intention to do so. •
My notification to Gen. Beauregard, his re
ply thereto, with the threat of retaliation, and
my rejoinder, have been transmitted to the
The projectiles from wybatteries entered the
city, and General Beauregard himself desig
nates them as the moat destructive missiles
ever used in war.
The report of my chief of artillery, gives an
accurate sketch of the ruins of Port Sumpter,
taken at 12 M. yesterthy, viz hours before we
,ceased firing, is herewith transmitted.
Very respectfully, your ob't s'vt,
. Q• A. GILLMORS,
Brig. Gen. Commending.
REPORT OP TIM CHIEF OP ARTILLERY.
OFFICE OF TEI CHIEF OF ARTMLIET
DEP 'EMMET OF THE
MORELS ISLAND, August 28,1863.
GENERAL : I have the honor to report the
effect that our breaching batteries have had
upon Fort Sumpter, and the condition of that
work to-night, at the close of the seventh day's
The gorge wall of the fort is almost a com
plete mass of ruins for the distance of several
casemate& About midway on this face the
ramparts are removed nearly, and in places
quite, to the arches, and but for the sand bags
with which the casemates were filled, and which
have served to sustain the 'broken arohes and
masses of masonry, it would have long since
been entirely otit sway, into the sechea, ta the
floor of the second.tier of casemates.
The debris on this front now forms a ram
part reaching as high as the door- of these
casemates. The parapet Wall of the two north
easterly faces is completely carried sway; a
smell portion only, being left in the angle made
with the gorge wall, and the rampart of these
faces is also a total rain.
quite one-half of our projectiles seem to have
etruok the parade and parapet of these two
faces, and, judging from the effect they have
had upon the gorge wall within our observa
tion, the destruction of masonry on these two
sides must be very great, and I am of the opin
ion that nearly every arch in these fronts must
be broken in.
But one gun remains in position on these two
fronts, and this is in the angle of the gorge,
and I think unserviceable.
The ruin extends around, taking in the north
easterly face as far as can be seen. A portion
of this face, adjoining the angle it makes with
the south-easterly face, is concealed. From the
great number of my missiles which have struck
in this angle during the last two days, it can
not be otherwise than greatly damaged, and I
do not think any guns can be left on thin face
in serviceable condition.
The ramparts in this angle, as well as in.the
south-easterly face, must be plowed up and
greatly shattered; the parapet on this lat
ter face being torn off in many places, as we
can see, and I hardly think the platform of the
three renlaining guns on this face could have
With the assistance of a powerful glass I
4aanot determine that more than one of these
guns can be used, and it has been dismounted
once: The carriages of the others are evi
dently more or less shattered, and such is the
ruin of the parapet and parade in the immedi
ate vicinity of this gun, that it probably could
not be served for any length of time.
• In fine, the destruction of the fort is so far
complete that it is to-day of no avail in the
defence of the harbor of Charleston. By a
longer fire it can be made more completely a
ruin, and a mass of broken masonry, but could
scarcely be more powerless for the defense of
I, therefore, respectfully submit my opinion,
that a continuance of our fire is no longer ne•
ceseary, as giving us no ends adequate for the
consumption of our resources.
Very reepeo fully, your ob't e'vt,
JOHN N. TURNER.
Col. and Chief of Artillery.
GEN. DIX AND THE DRAFT
Nxw Yosx, Aug. 28.—Gen. Dix has fur
nished correspondence between himself and
Gov. Seymour, relative to employing the State
Militia to enforce the United States laws in
this city. The General says he publishes this
correspondence in order to explain his reasons
for asking for a military force from the Gen
eral Government. He says; *.
flad my application for the State militia
to the Governor been successful I_should not
have asked the General Government to send
into this State a single soldier to aid in assert
ing its authority, and protecting its.. officers
from violence in the discharge of their . duties."
The Board * of Supervisors to. day voted an
appropiation of two million 'dollars to exempt
firemen and the militia and police force from
the draft, and to provide for the families of
drafted men in indigent circumstances.
BY THE MAILS.
NEWS FROM MEADE'S ARMY
WASHIBGTOS, Aug. 27.—Advises from the
Army of the Potomac state that the execution
of the five deserters of the One Hundred and
Eighteenth Pennsylvania regiment has been
postponed until Saturday, in accordance with
the desire of some of them to be allowed furl
they time for spiritual preparation.
Captain Hunter, of the Thirteenth Virginia
regiment (rebel) and four men of the rebel to
pographical corps of engineers were captured
on Monday by our cavalry, in Sing George
county, while engaged in making a survey.
The mail arrangements, as organized by
-Gen. Patrick, and executed by Lieut. David
D. Porter, Superintendent, and Mr. Haslett,
headquarters postmaster, assisted by Mr.
Cooley, are as near perfect as possible. The
daily newspapers under contract with Mr.
Lamb are promptly received and distributed
throughout all the camps. Under the present
arrangement the reading matter is not of a
partisan character, but the humblest private
can obtain the paper of his choice by giving
notice of his desire to the nearest army news
paper agent, and the contractor is bound to
procure and deliver it if accessible to the news
The organized bands of depredators in the
army who have been accustomed to forage on
private account upon the impoverished inhabi
tants of the surrounding country, have nearly
all been broken up by the prompt and stringent
measures of the provost department.
While no operations of a general offensive
character have taken place during the recent
warm weather, the cavalry under Maj: Gen.
Pleasanton have been constantly on the alert,
scouting,reconneitering and picketing, and not
a day has passed which hats not added to the
list of rebel prisoners; and some of these cap
tures are of an important character.
The provost guard have in confinement about
thirty unauthorized antlers or peddlers, who
have found their way into our lines. Such
persona have heretofore given the department
much trouble, but hereafter they will be dealt
Our own and , the rebel pickets on the Rap
pahannock below hold friendly intercourse
daily. But no intelligence of importance is
obtained by thiii means. The rebels generally
assert that the heavy fighting is over for the
the season by Virginia.
IMPORTANT FROM KANSAS_
THE HUNT FOR QUANTBILL'S GUERILLAS-THE
DODDERS HIDING IN THE WOODS-EIGHTY OF
THEM BILLED-THE DWELLINGS OF THE PLITN-
DEREES DESTROYED, &O.
KANPAg CITY., August, 27.—QuantzelPs men
are scattered in their fastnesses throughout the
border'counties, and are still being hunted by
all the availiable troops from all parts of the
distriot. Many of them have abandoned their
worn out horses and gone into the brush afoot.
They were all remounted at Lawrence on horses
captured, and went off leading their own horses
laden with plunder, nearly all of which they
abandoned in the chase before they got far into
Missouri. Over three hundred horses already
have been taken by our troops. including some
of those taken at Lawrence. Most of the.goods
and money stolen have been recovered, and will
as far as possible be restored.
Reports that twenty-one more men have
been killed have been received since yesterday,
making a total of shoat eighty, which will
probably be largely increased before any con
siderable part of our troops withdraw from the
pursuit. No prisoners have been taken and
none will be. All houses in which stolen goods
have been found have been destroyed, as well
as all the horses of known guerillas' wherever
our troops have gone.
General Ewing intends to destroy the houses
ef all persons in the border counties outside of
our military stations who do not remove by the
9th of September, in obedience to a general
THE WILMINGTON BLOCKADE.
BMW AND DARING OF THE BLOM/ADZ RIINNERSI
, OVER A DOZEN PASS OUR FLEET IN FIVE DAYS
-~A LARGE PRIVATEER ENTERS WILMINGTON,
A recent letter from au officer of the block
ading squadron off Wilmington, North Caro
lina, states that two or three steamers had run
into Wilmington each day for five days previ
ous. One large steamer ran in at ten o'clock
in the forenoon on the 17th inst. A few morn
ings since a steamer of 1,500 tons ran in.
Bite was pierced for six guns, in addition to
two pivot guns, and would probably receive
an armament and be ready to proceed to sea
within a week. She is larger than the Ala
barna .or Florida. and appeared to beiery fast.
The writer thinks she may be the steamer
known as. the Southerner. The Niphon and
the Minnesota were the only.effioient vessels
off the port, the Iroquois having left a week
previous in chase of a blockade runner.
A BLOCKADE RUNNER.
A. REBEL STEAMER SUNK.
New. YORK, August 27.—The Arago reports
that when off Cape Lookout she chased a
blockade runner, but lost eight of her in a
heavy squall and flag.
The Port Royal New South has a paragraph
stating that the rebel steamer Everglade, with
a cargo of cotton and a large number of pas
sengers, including a full complement of officers
for the new pirate craft at Nassau, has been
lying for several weeks up the Savannah river.
On the night of the 21st she attempted to run ,
out, but was overhauled and sunk near Tybee
Island. Twenty-two of her passengers and
*vow wore captured ; the rest eeeaped. Among
those captured were several embryo pirates,
whose uniforms were thickly studded with
gold lace; stars, anchors, &c.
CAPTURE OF A MISSISSIPPI STEAMER
BY THE REBELS
LEXINGTON, Mo., August 27.—The steamer
Live Oak was captured last night at Berlin,
by a small gang of guerillas who, after taking
off several cases of boots and robbing the pas.
sengers of STOO, allowed the boat to proceed.
LETTER FROM A UNION PRISONER IN RICHMOND
-THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS, ETC.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—8 y the last flag of
truce boat, which arrived at Fortress Monroe
on Tuesday last, a brief letter was received
from Dr. M'Donald, Inspector of the Sanitary
Commission, who, with other employees of the
Oommission,. were captured by the rebels in
Maryland during the campaign. The letter is
dated at the Libby prison, August 24. Re
says they are kept in the hospital, and are as
comfortable as is possible under the circum
stances. They are expecting soon to be re
leased, and had hoped to have come down on
this trip of the New York, but the necessary
arrangement for their liberation had not been
completed. Living was expensive, but their
funds held out as yet.
Major Robert . Morris, of the 68th Pennsyl
vania, died in the Libby prison hospital Aug.
18, and private Hugh Coakes, of the same reg
imetlt, on the. 26th. August.
The first interview between Gen. Meredith,
the recently appointed Commissioner of Ex
change, and. Mr. Ould, the rebel Cominissioner,
took place at City Point on the 23d inst. Some
points in dispute were arranged, and arrange
ments for the exchange of pareled prisoners
were not completed, and negotiations are still
in progress. The imp , risonment of John Mor
gan and his officers in the Ohio penitentiary
has brought the rebel authorities .to terms, and
it has been agreed that, NOW Streigta and
the officers of his I • command, who have been so
long similarly imprisoned, shall be placed on
the footing of other prisoners of war. This
will probably be responded to by the restora
tion of Morgan and his officers to a similar
status. Gen. Neal Dow has been turned over
to the civil authorities. A rebel brigadier
general will Immediately be placed iu close
confinement as a hostage for him. It has not
yet been ascertained who it &ball be.
The employees of the Sanitary Commission
who were captured in Maryland during Lee's
last campaign are to be immediately released,
been on a mission of mercy which
the wounded and suffering of both
The difficulties in the way of arrangements
for exchange of prisoners are very numb in
creased by the refusal of the rebels to recog
nize the negro troops or their officers 89 priso
ners of war, and the continuance of the
release on parole'or exchange of prisoners of
war and of civilians may be entirely suspen
ded. It certainly would be were it not for
the very heavy excess of prisoners in our
Commodore Thatcher has received prepara
tory orders to command the frigate Colorado,
vice Captaia Goldaborough, detached and or
Capt. John De Camp is ordered to the com
e the steam frigate Wabash.
Commencer Armstrong has received prepar
atory orders to command the steam sloop San
Jacinto, vice Commander Febiger, detached
and whiting orders.
Commander Macomb is detached from the
command of the Genesee and ordered to re
Commander Newcomb is ordered to com
mand the gunboat Tioga.
Commander CoMr a is detaehed Item the
command of the Ootorara and ordered to return
Commander Rhiud is detached from the com
mand of the Wabash and ordered to command
the gunboat Pontiac.
Commander Bankhead is detached from the
command of the Florida and waiting orders.
Commander Howell is detached from special
duty in New. York and ordered to the command
of the Metaoomet.
Commander Leroy has received preparatory
orders to command the sloop-of-war Oneida.
Lieutenant Commander Walter W. Queen is
detached from ordnance duty in the North At
lantic blockading squadron, and ordered to the
enigma of the steamer Florida.
Lieutenant Commander William W. Low is
ordered to command the gunboat Ootorara.
Lieutenant Commander Grafton's order to
command the Sagamore is revoked, and he is
ordered to command the gunboat Genessee.
THE GREEK FIRE.
The Greek fire which is so distasteful to the
fire-eaters of Charleston, is the invention of
Mr. Short, who was for a long time a suitor to
the government to use this projectile, but did
not succeed until it was recommended by Ad
miral Porter by his experience at Vicksburg.
Meantime representatives of foreign goiern
ments have applied for the invention without
avail. The fire missives, forty or fifty in num
ber, ere enclosed in a shall, which is itself en.
closed in one of the ordinary shells of the
service and explodes.
AnM/RAL PORTER'S DEFENCE OP THE MIEBIBSIPPI
When it was known at the Navy Department
that a complimentary letter had been sent to
Admiral Porter and a leave of absence ten
dered him on account of protracted and wear
ing service, it was supposed that he would ac
cept the proffer of leave ; but such is not the•
case_ He purposed occupying considerable
time in regulating the manner of navigating
the Mississippi by establishing proper stations
for trading vessels and rendezvous during their
trips, and how they are to be convoyed. The,
gun boats must also police the river and see
that intrenchments are not thrown up by tbea•
rebels at any point.
On the .16th of August, 1983, by Heir. Joba Walker
jasirson, illarns R 0131198, Jr., to MARY Ana ELisE.
both of Harrisburg.
XEMPTIONS FROM THE DRAFT.
Persons baying legal claims to oxernption from the
draft tan hays their cases prepared and preeented to the
Board on application to B. B. FBFIGHBON. Attorney-at.
Law, Second street, opposite Buehler Bosse. Ogles
with Wm H. Miller, Esq. Aug
THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL
PRIMA STATE AGRICULTURAL SWETT,
WILL BB BALD AT
RORRISTOWN, MONTGOMERY' CO., PA.,
eptember 29th and 30th and October lot and
Norristown is about 17 miles west of Phiadelphis, en
the Schuylkill river, and is accessible by railway to
bvery portion of the Stets.
. The Grounds are beautifully situated, containing 28
ores ground with line large buildings thereon erec
ted.. together with large amount of eheddirg. The
track is said to be one of the best half mile tracks in
the State. Th. premiums are the heaviestever tasted
by the society, amounting to about $7000.. The pre.
miums for all grades of cattle exceed $lOOO, five of
which are $3O each, 19 from $25 to 215. others running
down to lesser rates. Best herd not lees than 15 head,
Brat poendum $4O; second premium. $25.
Horses for all grades the premiums exceed $1350.
The highest $lOO i 22 between $2O end On, and others
ranging from $l5. $lO and $5 For Sheep and Swine the
premiums *tinge from $lO to $5 and $3
For Poultry there is a long list JO premiums from $5
to $1 each. In th followi classes most liberal pre-
miums are offered :
Ploughs 7 ng
Cultivators, Drills, Wa
gons Reaping and Mowing Meehinen. Critter* Cora
Sheller's, Cider Mile, Pumps. Buckets, Tin Ware,
Loather and its lifannfectu-es, .Gas Fixtures, Marble
Mantle., Butter, Floor, Grain and Seeds, Vegetables;
and silso for Domestic and Ronsebold Manufactures,
Cloths, Carnets, Satinet, Shirting, S booting. Blankets,
Flannels, Shawls, Snit Goods, Nsedle Work, &c.
Bread, Cakes. Preserves. Jellies, &e
Large premiums are offered for every verietyof Fruit
and Flowers The Floral Tent wilt be the largest ever
erected by the Society and will form one of the most
attractive features of the exhibition. Fruit, Grapes
and Wine will be exhibited in this department.
The Pennsylvania Railroad and Norristown Railroad
beYl l arranged to carry articfee for exhibition to and
from the Exhibition freight free, requiring the forward.
ing freight to be paid, which will be repaid shipper
when goods are returned to the illation when:. shipped.
It is hoped to effect the same with other important
Excursions at reduced rates will be run on el the
Entries can be made at the office, in Norristown, after
the 4th day of September. All articles meet be en
tered on the books on or before Trurdav evening, Sep ,
Umber 29th Exhibit° s must become members.
Membership 21 00, with four Coupon Tickets each, one
of which will admit one person to the Pair once.
SINGLE ADMISSION 94 CENTS.
tEr A List of Premiums and Regulations can be hat
by addressing the Secretary.
TE4' MA! P. KNOT, Pres./dear
A BROWER LONGENRI. Sevetary. 1
A DMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that letters of administration
have this day been granted to the undersigned by the
Register of Dauphin county, upon the estate of Daniel
!treater, lato oneiterron tow-mokip, In Et4l4 4toontycdp
ceased. All persons having claims or demaralle against
said estate are hereby requested to make known the
same Without delay, and those indebted' to said estate
are notified to make immediate payment to
JOHN HOFFMAN, Administrator,
ges27-Imceth Jell - Preen township, Dauphin co
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it Oar Country and Flag,” a new and beitatintl long.
with highly colored title page. by Usher,
the latest receipts of now mimic by W. KNOOSR, where
can be found at all 'Union fall assortment of Drew,
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