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TUESDAY MORNING, SEPT. 15, 1863.
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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
MN , %WA W, WOODW
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
OP ALLEGHENY corwrr.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY NOMINATIONS.
J. WESLEY AWL, Harrisburg.
CHAS. H. ZIEGLER, Reed township.
JOHN ILAYBIOND, 'Middletown.
T. A. HAMILTON. (3 yessrs.) Harrisburg,
JACOB BUCK, (1 rear,) Upper Paxton.
JAMES HORNING, Jefferson.
DAVID UMBERGER, Lower'Paxton.
DIRECTOR OP THE POOR,
JOHN BUCK, Went Hanover.
JAMES M'CORMICK, Jr., Harrisburg
DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMIT-
The several County Committees of Superintendence
are requested to communicate the names and post Office
address of - their members to the Chairmen of the State
CHARLES T. RIDDLE, Chairman
p Aiwifi ;TA ki kiDSA Dtkli tifl PXK_IN i t1:1
Rooms 144 S. Sixth Street, Second Story
Chairmaa—Hon. CBARLICS J. BIDDLE.
Secretary—Jim - Es F. amnia, Beq.
Treaseser--C6l. wrracuin Irsiontrilii.
The officers are in attendance daily at the Committee
Tuesday, September 14.
Brookville, Jefferson county. [Tobe addressed by Hon.
Montrose, Sargdokanna mar
3olleytown, Greene minty.
Jerseytown, Colombia county.
Wilton, Northumberland county. [To be addressed by
Hon. Anson V. Parsons, Judge Antilop and George
Northrop, nag , of Philadelphia, and Gen. Win. H.
Mier, of Harrisburg, and 'las 0, Pooh.; of Lowill
Wednesday, September 16.
Lock Ninety Clinton county.
Bloomsburg, Columbia county.
Thursday, September 17.
City of Lancaider. jTo be addressedbylßh. J- Glasey
Jones, Hon. Henry Clay Dean, Hon. Win. A. Porter,
R. Z. Monaghan, Erg., and °there.]
Williamsport, Lycoming county. [To be addressed by
Hon A. V t _Parsons, Hon /Meter Clymer, George
Vintattil, Be4_, Hem. Win_ll.. Millar, and othera]
Reedville, Crawford county. [To be aderbeeed by Ron.
Win B. Reed and Hon. Chas. W. Carrigan.]
Scranton, Lucerne county. [To be addressed by Hon.
Wm. H. Witte, Hon_ F. W. Hughes t ßobt. P. Kane,
Murray a School House, Greene county.
Aaron Hefner's, Frederick township, Montgomery co.
Orangeville, Columbia county.
Berwick, Columbia county.
Friday, September 19.
Blabtown, Columbia county.
Catawiasa, Columbia county.
Union Corner, Northumberland county.
Saturday, September 19.
Manderbaclea, Berke county.
Cheater Springs_ Chester county_ [To be address'd by
Hon_ Wm, Bigler and Ron. Richard Vim, John c_
Bailin, Rm., B. 'Markley 'Dyer, Esq., T. H. Oehl
Dingman, Pike county. [To be addressed by Dr. P. F.
Fulmer, Thomas A. Heller, Esq., and Hon. G. H.
Clarkeaville, eireeue county.
Thursday, September 24.
Washington Square, Whitepain township, Montgomery
Benton, Columbia county.
Oxford, Chester county.
Mildew'Re, Venting° county.
Friday, September 25.
Cookstown, Fayette county. [The several meetings in
Fayette county to be addressed by Eton. John L.
Dawson, Ron. Samuel e. Gilmore, Daniel Heine,
Mao., Col- T. B. 6earight. John Fuller, Esq., C. B.
&kyle, Fmq., Wm. H. Plityford,lisq_, and others]
Saturday, September 26.
Kutztown, Barks county.
Monongahela City, Washington county.
Perryopolis, Fayette county.
Masud erore, Washington county.
Monday, September 28.
Stroudsburg, Monroe county. [To be addressed by Thos
J. Miles, Ron. W. A. Porter, and others.]
Tuesday, September 29.
Dfiddlabnrg, Snyder county_
Win. U. Miller.]
Wednesday, September 30
'Uniontown, Fayette county.
Thursday, October 1,
Cothran% Mills, Washington county.
Friday, October 2.
Saitlick township, Fayette county,
Saturday, October 3.
Plough Tavern, Berke county.
feat' School Hata% Fayette minty,
Prosperity, Washington county_
Thursday. October 8.
Carlisle., Cumberland county. [A grand rally, to be ad
grand by distinguished speakers,]
Downingtown, Chester county.
Friday, October 9.
Springfield, Fayette county.
Saturday, October 10.
Yellow raveria, Becks dmisty.
Dawson's Station, Fayette county.
Hatboro', Montgomery county.
Monday, October 19.
Reading, Berks county-
Preplan, York county- [Evening-]
A Sensible Proposition.
The Louisville Journal makes a very sensi
ble proposition to the Southern people ; one
which will have to be acted upon and carried
out to the letter before we can have peace, re
union and constitutional government. Here
is the proposition!
"The government cannot endure perma
nently half slave and half free," said Mr.
Lincoln. "A Union between free States and
slave States is impossible," responded Jeff.
Davis. Now rebs, if we put down alt such of
our fellows as think with Old Abe and you put
down all such of yours as think with Old Jeff.
no doubt we and you will be able to get along
T ay wen together again_ Let's try it
We are trying it now, in Pennsylvania ; our
neighbors in New York, Ohio, and other nor
thern States are trying it, and with a fair
prospect of SUWON. Over the line, in North
Carolina, they show a strong disposition to try
it, as they do also in some other southern
States, and perseverance will carry them
through. Then, fanaticism and despotism in
both sections strangled, the good old times will
to restored, and the nation start forward on a
new career of happiness, prosperityaad glory,
refined s,nd sublimated by the fiery aidesi
through which she will have passed.
[To be addressed by Hee
The Democratic Party and Its Traducers.
It is offensive alike to good sense and good
taste to hear men who belong to ephemeral
political organizations which, like Jonah's
gourd, spring up in a night and wither in a
dahluttnching their malignant slanders against
a party which had its birth in the first "Reign
of Terror," grew to vigorous stature under
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Jackson, and
has hitherto shown its power to tread down and
crush out every pretension to aristocracy and
despotism in the government.. These ephemera
should some time learn that a party which is
built upon the Constitution, and draws all he
inspirations from Liberty and Justice ; which
while in power administers the laws impar
tially, and when out of power seeks to compel
those who are in to do so ; which has always
so conducted the Government that none were
oppressed and all were prosperous; which ac
knowledges and conforms to all the obligations
and covenants of the Constitution and disdains
to exercise powers not granted by the laws ;
which hates despotism and loves freedom, and
which looks to the people as the source of all
just power—these parties of a day should, we
say, sometime learn that the great party,.so
born, so nurtured, and so educated, is not to
be put down, or its dominancy arrested for any
length of time, by any enginery which they
can bring to bear against it. Year after year
they die, pass away, and appear again in new
shapes, with new names and ideas. The Demo
cratic party neither dies nor changes—it is the
same now it was in the beginning, and will be
the MVO to the end of time. Being a party
of principle it is indestructible, fall of vitality
and durablefas the "everlasting bills." En-Sen
ator Wm. Alen, that glorious old soldier in the
cause, who is no* electrifying the people of
Ohio by his bold denunciations of the abomin
ations of Abolitionism, tells what Democracy
is in , g words that deserve to be carved in gold
and remembered forever by a free people."
"Democracy is a sentiment not to be appalled,
corrupted or compromised. It knows no baseness.
It oppresses no weakness. Destructive only of
_Despotism_ it is the sole conservator of. Liberty,
Labor and Property. It is the sentiment of Free
dom, of Equal Rights, of Equal Obligations—the
Law of Nature pervading the Law of the Land !"
Hon. Waiter IL Lowrie.
This distinguished jurist—the candidate of
the Democratic party for Judge of the Supreme
Court, a position which he has long held with
great credit to himself and the State—needs
no eulogy from us to recommend him to the
voters of Pennsylvania. As a lawyer, well
read And sound in every branch of jurispru
dence, he has probably now but few, if any,
superiors. As a judge on the bench, the cour
tesy with which he discharges the duties of
his position has won the good opinion of the
whole bar ; while the ability and integrity
which are prominent characteristics of all his
opinions, have given him a high character
among the best legal men of the country, and
secured the respect and confidence of the peo
ple of the State, who will prove that they pro
perly appreciate his worth and services by re
electing him in October.
We feel that it would be time and space
wasted to fill our columns from day to day
with panegyrics of this eminent lawyer and
judge, especially as his competitor, AgucW, is
not a man to be feared, or worth wasting much
ammunition upon. All that can be said of him
is that be is a so-so lawyer and a - very black,
bigoted, uncompromising Abolitionist, who
would throw the Constitution—as Thaddeus
Stevens did conscience—" to the devil," any
day, if it interfered in the least with the free
dom and equality of the negro. Entertaining
this opinion, we have not, except upon very
rare occasions—and then principally in ex
tracts from other papers —protruded Judge
Lowrie's name in the canvass, and have only
been led, upon this occasion, to do so by reading
the very able and conclusive opinion recently
delivered by him at 'Pittsburg, in the case of
six drafted soldiers who sought release from
service through writs of habeas corpus issued
by the Supreme Court. The opinion is a very
important one, showing great research, and es
tablishing beyond controversy, as we think,
the jurisdiction of the State judiciary in such
eases. If anything had been wanting to es
tablish Judge Lowrie's reputation as an emi
nent jurist and honest, fearless judge, that
want is supplied by this opinion, for which we
shall find room in our columns as soon as pee
Attack and not Defense.
Wo ii,re of that very numerous body of Demo.
crate who believe that the true policy of the
Democratic party now and always is attack and
not defense_ The fact is the record of our can
didates is clean, - without a stain. They need
no defense; indeed there is nothing tp defend
them against, except the misrepresentations
and false charges of the Abolition press and
orators, and if we undertake to notice every
malicious or silly fabrication they put in cir
culation between this and the election, it will
occupy the whole time of the State Central
Committee and all the space of the Democratic
press.. Let them hammer away—they will do
no harm. Their bad "character for truth and
veracity" neutralizes alt their efforts. Nobody
believes them. Let us investigate and expose
the frauds, corruptions, and, short-comings of
Curtin and tbc abominations of his party. That
is our proper duty, and all we need attend to.
Gen. Ben Butler.
As we understand the Abolition papers, this
pink 61" 6 General—who is said to "look two
ways for Sunday" and half a dozen different
ways for profitable speculations—has been
procured to stump the State for Gov. Curtin.
As we feel disposed to render him every as
sistance in our power, we copy the following
puff extraordinary from the Buffalo Courier,
which will serve him very well as a letter of
introduction to the good people of Pennsylva
" According to a Washington dispatch, the
siministration has given out intimations that,
after the capture of Charleston, Ben Butler
will be placed in the command of that depart
ment. If you have a fraction of brains or
heart left, Abraham Lincoln, you will not do
this thing. We are in favor, if the military
magnates so will it, of rimming Charleston to
the ground, of ploughing it up and sowing it
with salt, and leaving it to be a desolation
evermore. Bat we will protest against an act
which would be crueler, more insulting, more
malignant than all this, and that is the ap
pointment of Ben Butler to be military despot
of what was once Charleston.
"If it be desirable to invite the South to pour
out the bitter cup of rest Lance is the very
dregs; if it is br.R. I cr
foe, and goad him with intolerable insults to
fight, even while he grovels ;'""IT there is no
Union to be restored, or peace to beehoped for,
then let Ben Butler be the tyrant of Charleston.
But we cannot believe that Mr. Lincoln con
templates any such infatuated proceedings as
this, The wisdom and moderation of Banks
have not yet undone half the mischief which
Bdtler did in New Orleans. Plunderer, pop
injay and tyrant, it were better that he were
kept to nihke Abolition speeches at the North
for the remainder of his life, at a million dol
lars per annum, than that he should again be
sent to any other point of the South than the
The Chester County Democratic Delegate
Convention met in the Court House, West
Chester, on the Bth, Dr. E. C. Evans, Chair
man, and nominated the following ticket;
Senate—Richard A. Gilpin.
Associate Judge—Hibbard Evans.
Assembly—Charles C. Moore, Samuel W.
Sellers, Andrew Armstrong.
District Attorney—R. E. Monaghan.
Register—W. N. Worthington.
Clerk of the Courts—Theodore R. Quay,
Director of Poor—John IL Thomas.
Auditor—William M'Canna, (2 years), David
B. Nivin, (3 years).
The Delaware county Democratic convention
mat at Lieperville on the /oth We., attri
nated the following ticket, conceding the Sen
ator to Chester county :
Assembly—S. Rhoads Carter, Haverford.
Sheriff—Samuel Cliff, Chester twp,
Treasurer—Edward Eagle. Chester borough.
Commissioner—Maurice James, Edge:mut.
Director—John Eves, Chester twp.
Auditor—John D. White, L. Chichester
A largo and enthusiastic meeting wag held
at the same time to ratify the nominations, of
which Hon. George G. Leiper was President.
The assemblage was ably addressed by Messrs.
Northrop and Sane, of Philadelphia, and Rohl,.
E. Moneghan, Esq., of Chester county. The
nominations were approved by acclamation.
New York State Politics.
The Democratic State Convention recently
held at Albany was characterized by the great
est harmony. Contrary to the anticipations
and wishes of the Abolitionists, nothing cc
eurred to create the slightest difficulty. Bat
one spirit seemed to animate the whole body of
delegates---to conciliate differences of opinion
and to nominate an unexceptionable ticket
which would be elected. If we may judge from
the exultant tone of the Democratic press of
the State, they succeeded in both. Good feel
ing and confidence of success pervade the
whole Democratic party, while one-half of the
Abolition party, at least, are dissatisfied with
the ticket and resolutions of the Syracuse Con
vention. The success of the Democratic ticket
seems to be beyond question. The speech of
Governor Seymour, delivered before the Con
vention, is ene of great power, calm, eloquent
The Albany Argus, for more than thirty
years the central organ of the New York De
mocracy, says emphatically : " Our ticket was
made up with a view to election. It will be
elected. Success is a duty ; and the Democ
racy of the State intend to fulfil it. We may
be confronted with the most powerful combin
a ions of the party in power, may have to en
counter its violence as well as its corruption,
but we will increase our labors as the obstacles
before us accumulate, and will rise higher with
the dangers, but we will triumph in the end.
We do Bet regard lightly the position which
New York has gained by the election of Gov.
Seymour. It stands as a bulwark against the
storm of passion and fanaticism which beats
against the Constitution and threatens to en
gulph it. This proud position it must main
tain for the sake of other States and for the
sake of the Union as well as for the protection
Of our own people. The political campaign of
this year is a continuance of that of 1862, and,
like it, it must end in a victory. That is the
work before the Democracy of New York, and
they must enter upon it from this moment, and
pursue it with unrelaaing energies to the filial
Resolved, That we re-affirm the platform
adopted by the Democratic Convention of 1862,
namely: First, that we will continue to render
the Government our sincere and united suppert
in the use of all legitimate means to suppress
the rebellion and to restore " the Union as it
was," and to maintain "the Constitution as it
is," believing that sacred instrument, founded
in wisdom by our fathers, clothes the constitu
ted authorities with full power to acoompish
such purpose ; Second, that by the follosing
resolution unanimously passed by Concrete in
July, 1861, the Government was pledged tothe
policy inculcated therein and which eannit, be
departed from without violation of the pajblie
faith, namely :
Resolved, That the present deplorable civil
war has been forced upon the country by the
disunioniats of the Southern States now in
arms against the constitutional Government
and in arms around the Capitol ; that in this
national emergency Congress, banishing all
feelings of mere passion or resentment,will
recollect only its duty to the whole country;
that this war is not waged on their part many
spirit of oppression or for any purpose ofon
quest, or for interfering with the rights eves
tablished institutions of those States, bu to
defend and maintain the supremacy of the
Constitution and to preserve the Union With
all the dignity and rights of the several Sates
unimpaired, and that as soon as these obects
are accomplished the war ought to moot'
Third. That we, having confidence bi the
loyalty of the citizens of the State ofNew
York, reiterate the sentiment heretofore ex
pressed by the Democratic party, that ilegal
and unconstitutional arrests and imprisonnent
of citizens of this State are without the ,usti
fication of necessity, and should be disetatin
tied ; and ws denounce such arrests as a tsur
potion and a crime, an I that the freedcu of
the press, equally protected by the Contitu
tion, ought to be maintained.
Resolved, That in view of our recent victories
and the manifeatations of a returning elegi
trace on the part of North Carolina andpther
seceded States, it becomes the governmeat to
manifest a policy of conciliation; that such
policy is demanded alike by patriotism mil by
a wise statesmanship, which seeks to aved the
uncertainties of the future by bringing this
exhausting war to a speedy close, not oily by
the exertion of power, but by an enlargel line
of action which shall encourage the Tnion
sentiment of the South and unite morelthor
oughly the people of the North. That, here
.fore, we regret President Lincoln's late liter,
which, while reiterating the visionary ani un
constitutionality of the emancipation plies.,
contemplating no measure for the reetotition,
Itv;nr. 1 1 -!• 1,,, .'r 7 '"' 11.1 n.o in del rthe pro
traction et the war for Abolition purposes,
points to no future but national bankruptcy
and the subversion of our institutions.
Resolved, That the doctrine of the right of
States to secede from the Federal Government
is not more fa]se to the Constitution than the
claim of the right by the Federal Government
to obliterate State boundaries and State rights,
and that therefore we repudiate the doctrine
put forth by the administration, "that no sece
ded State returning to its allegiance shall be
permitted to resume its place in the Union
until it has conformed in its Constitution to
the will of the party in power."
Resolved, That the Constitution of the United
States is obligatory upon the government and
the people in time of war as well as in peace,
and the doctrine that the President may dis
pense with the Constitution in time of war
subverts all constitutional liberty and turt s
the Government into a military despotism, and
is a revival of the odious prerogatives of the
dispensing power claimed by the Stuarts of
Resolved, That the thanks of the people of
the State are due to the gallant seldiere of New
York, who on the first intimation of public
danger, voluntarily rallied to the standard of
the country, and who have borne it victorious
through so many battle fields; we shall ever
honor the memory of those who have fallen;
we will ever cherish and protect the brave sur
Resolved, That the abortive results of the
recent Conscription act of Congress not lees
unjust, vexatious and oppressive, bath in its
character and manner of execution, which
have excited general mistrust, should admon
ish the administration how much wiser it
would be to place its relishes en the volun
tary action of a gallant and pathetic people,
ever ready to defend their institutions and
Resolved, That we condemn all mob violence
tra a crime Noble. the people and against re
publican government, that whether the spirit
of misrule and disregard of constitutional and
legal obligations take the form of the " higher
law of fanaticism" or the "the lower law of
mob," they are equally emanations of the
spirit of disloyalty, and should be suppressed
at all hazards.
Resolved, That the :administration of Horatio
Seymour as Governor of New York, meets our
highest approval—his devotion to the interests
and dignity of the State—his fearless assertion
of the rights of the oitizen, his fidelity to the
Constitution, the administrative energy evinced
in promptly sending the military of the State
to repel the invasion of Pennsylvania by the
Confederate forces, and the vigor he displayed
in putting down a lawless mob, and the states
manship exhibited in hie whole public action,
present a record of whioh not only our own
State, but the whole American people may
justly be proud.
These resolutions were adoped without de
NEWS OF THE DAY.
FROM SOUTH AMERICA
NEW YORK, Sept, 14.—The dozer Ocean
Queen, from Aspinwall on the 6th, arrived here
at noon to-day. Panama dates of the 6th state
that Mosquiera has rescinded the order ex
pelling the clergy, but put, them under bonds
to keep the peace, and prohibited them from
holding services. The increased taxation is
creating dissatisfaction among the mercantile
classes at Panama, and the storekeepers threat
ened to close their stores.
San Salvadore dates of the 27th report that
Barrios still holds out, and his army is increas
ing. Carreao was within two leagues of the
Chili ihttea 19 0 .9 igLiv state that the diffietth
ties with Bolivia remain in atatu quo.
Cops Riot, September 14.—The royal mail
steamship Arabia, from Liverpool on the sth
instant, and Queenstown on the 6th, passed
this point on Sunday evening. The steamer
China arrived at Liverpool on the 4th. The
London Globe's Paris correspondent says the
Chevalier' pamphlet, on Mexican affairs, is
considered as heralding most unmistakably
the prompt, if not immediat, recognition of
the Southern Confederacy by the Emperor
Earl Russel's reply to the Emancipation So
ciety, relative to the building of rams for the
Confederate States by the Messrs. Lairds, is
written in a tone of undisguised disapproval ;
but be says nothing can be done without affi
The Paris Pays denies the official character
of the pamphlet advocating a recognition of the
The Moniteur explains that the Florida was
only permitted to make indispensable repairs
The Liverpool Post says, it now appears that
the steam rams launched from Laird's yards
were built for the Confederate government.
Neither the French government or the French
people were concerned in the business, although
French banker was connected with the scheme
financially—the rams to be paid for out of the
Mr. Langier was one of the contractors for
that loan, and was also guarantee for the pay
ment of he Ooiittact with Mr. Laird. He has
a mortgage on both vessels, and therefore they
may ultimately become his property ; but then
the law would have to deal with these new
features of the transaction, and Langier might
sell them to the British government at cost
price, and they are well worth the money, not
for sea, but for coast and harbor service ; for
privateers they are totally unfit.
The Paris. Pays states that the two ships
were not constructed for the French govern.
went, but had been ordered by the government
of Egypt, as their names indicate.
The Paris Arcniteur says the Florida, sailing
under the Confederate flag, entered &kat) to
Her reception was according to the ordinary
principles of international law. At the open
ing of the war the French government, in ac. ,
cordance w't z the other Powers, recognized tl e'
Confederate States as belligerents, and de
clared its intention of observing a strict neu
trality between the two parties.
In like cases, it is the right, as well as the
duty, of neutrals to permit the vessels of bellig
erents to procure means, not for fighting pur
poses, but for navigation ; therefore, it has
been decided that the Florida could be admit
ted to Wettre all that was indispensabl e to
maintain her in a good navigable state, without
her being able to make purchases tending to
recruit her war arrangements.
The London Times publishes some particu
lars of the Florida's career, as related by Capt.
Maffit. He claims to have treated all his
prisoners of war with the greatest respect. He
says the Anglo Saxon was captured sixty miles
from Cork. When she teas captured her pilot
was refered to the Confederate government for
the settlement of any just claim he might have.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 14.—The draft in this city
commences on Wednesday.
The Commercial's Indianapolis dispatch says
that all the United States troops in Indiana,
e xcept the Provost Guard, have been ordered
to the field. Gen. Wilcox is ordered to report
to Gen. Burnside for active servico.
As the second battalion of Sixty-third regi
ment was returning from Terre Haute, on Sat
urday, an attempt was made to hang the Hon.
Daniel Voorhees, who was on the same train.
He was rescued by the officers, but compelled
to leave the train at Greencastle.
Gen. Banks has issued an order opening th e
Mississippi for through business to free trade.
BY THE MAILS.
REBEL ACCOUNTS—mom:us ISLAND - BLTTERY
FORTRESS Mosztoz, Sept. 13.—The Rich
mond Sentinel of yesterday has been received,
with Charleston dates of September 11, which
Last night we kept up steady fire against
Morris Island. The enemy did not fire a gun.
The Monitore and Ironsidee are apparently
The enemy have mounted two heavy guns at
Battery Gregg, on Cumming's Point, bearing
on Sullivan's Island. There has been but lit
tle firing to-day. One of the shells from
James Island exploded the magazine at Bat
The Sentinel, of the 9th, does not regard the
evacuation of Morris Island as any great ca
lamity, so far as the defense of the city of
Charleston is concerned, but it adds that, while
the city will not surrender, the danger of its
being battered down by Gilmore's guns has
very largely increased.
FROM THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
ADVANCE BEYOND CULPEPPEB-CAPTURE OF
GUNS AND PRISONERS, &C.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Sep
tember 13.—General Pleasanton reached a po
sition to-day about three miles beyond Culpep
per, after considerable skirmishing with the
enemy. We oapture4 three guns and about
forty prisoners. The Second Army Corps now
MOSBY'S GUERRILLAS, &C
WAsurnamon, Sept. 13.—Mosby's guerrillas
are still prowling in Fairfax, occasioning no
little annoyance to our pickets. Four attempts
were made during the past week to destroy the
quarters of the men and contrabands on the
government farms, but failed in consequence
of the vigilance of the guards. The gang ope
rating in this section is led by a noted despe
rado, named Williams, who lives about ten
miles from Arlington. All attempts to capture
him have thus far proved futile, the secesh
women affording him every facility for obtain
ing information and eluding our scouts.
A large amount of government property,
including horses, clothing and quartermaster's
stores, has been discovered in the possession
of farmers in Fairfax and Loudon counties,
and is being recovered by our officers. Many
of the horses belong to the number whioh es
caped from the government corral! a short time
since and scattered through the pine forests.
NEWS FROM WESTERN ARKANSAS
The following was received at the head
quarters of the army today
ST. Lours, Sept. 12.
Major General Halleck, General-in-Chief :
Colonel Cloud routed the enemy near,Fort
Smith on the Ist inst., and now holds that
151400. Western Arkansas and the Indian coun
try are now in our possession.
J. M. SCHOFIELD, Major General.
FROM CHAT rANQOGFA
CHATTANOOGA, Sept. 12, 1863.—N0 details
of Gen. Negley's engagement at Dug Gap have
come in. From all that can be gathered, the
easualities were light. Gen. Negley retired
three miles to the foot of Lookout Mountain.
Gen. Baird's division was also engaged.
Dug Gap is four miles north of New Lafayette,
where the main column of Bragg was at the
time of the engagement.
It is thought that Bragg feared to lose con
trol over his line of retreat to Rome, and was
retreating slowly to avoid a repetition of the
scenes of the Tullahoma retreat and prevent
straggling. Nevertheless, large numbers of
deserters come in daily.
Three hundred of the 19th Tennessee regi
ment came in in a body. At least 1,000 deser
ters have arrived here since the evacuation,
and a large number are amid to be on 141iiisiba
Gen. Crittenden is reported to have occupied
Lafayette to-day, and the army is again con
INDIAN TROUBLES IN THE NORTH-WEST .
LEAVENWORTH, September 12.—The steamer
Shreveport arrived from Upper Missouri last
night. She left Gen. Sibley's command Aug.
24. He was then marching to a point 80 miles
above where about 6,000 Sioux were encamped
with the intention of capturing or destroying
them. The Indians were very hostile all the
way down to Port Plate.
Near the mouth of the Yellowstone river the
crew of the Shreveport and the Indians had a
three hours' fight, in which three of the former
and 40 of the latter were killed. -1.
At nearly every plane where the boat at
tempted to land they found Indiana prepared
to attaek them.
Oa several occasions the crew were com
pelled to out the cable and let the boat float
into the stream.
A party of 30 miners, who started down on a
flat-boat from Milk river, are supposed to have
been killed by the Indians.
FROM SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO, Saturday, Sept. 12.—The
steamship Orizaba sailed for Panama to-day,
with $380,000 in treasure Mr England, and
$263,000 for New York.
• Work on the San Francisco harbor defenses
was commenced yesterday by a large number
of laborers, promising the speedy completion
of very formidable fortifications.
Nearly complete returns make the majority
for the Union State ticket a little below 20,000.
Thirty-three Democrats are elected to the
State Senate awl sixty-flue Unionists. Five
Democratic Assemblymen are elected.
NO DRAFT IN INDIANA.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12.—There will be no
draft in Indiana under the present calL She
has furnished 93,895 three years' troops. Her
quota under the call of the government in 1861
and 1862 was 65,304, making excess in favor
of the State of 28,601, The number enrolled
in the first class, under the present draft, is
134,163. One-fifth of the number is the quota
called for by the government, viz : 26,832.
which is 1,660 less than the excess furnished
by the State of three years' men in 1861 and
1862. Gov. Morton to-day accomplished the
object of his visit to Washington in the settle
ment of the question, as above stated.
BELFAST, Me., Sept.. 12.—Great excitement
prevails here in view of the State election on
The Wm, Dien Bradbury, the Democratic
candidate for Governor, is addressing a large
Meeting this evening at City Hall.
Ex-Gov. Crosby is also speaking at a Repub
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13
It is rumored that Secretary Chase intends
to celebrate the fall of Charleston by a resump
tion of specie payments by the government.
[lf this is so, we hope Charleston may fall
Mr. Lincoln has sent a special request to
Gen. Burnside to withdraw his resignation.
[He is probably required where he is until
after the Ohio election.]
SCHNEE'S CHELEAT SPEECH.
Sumner's great speech at the Cooper Insti
tute, New York—what is considered the live
and positive portion of it—is pronounced bosh.
IMPORTANT TO DRAFTED MEN FAILING TO REPORT
PROVOST-MARSHAL. GRNRRAL'S OFFIOR,
WA9IIIIIGTON, D. 0., fititurdly, Dot. 12, }B6B.
CIRCULARNo. 82.—The following opinion of
Col. Joseph Holt, Judge Advocate-General, is
published for the information and guidance of
all officers of his Bureau :
In the ease of drafted men whe y having Wed to report
are arrested and then claim to pay commutation or
OPlNlON.—tinder the 13th section of the En
rollment act it is clear that a party deafted and
wishing to furnish a substitute to pay the com
mutation must do so on or before the day fixed
for his appearance. The privilege expires with
that day. If he fails to report himself and is
arrested as a deserter, he has still the right to
go before the Board of 4 Enrollment and prove
that be is not liable to do military duty. But
if, in hearing his claim to exemption, he is
held to be liable, he cannot escape personal
service. He is also, under such circumstances,
subject to be proceeded against as a deserter.
JAMBS B. Pa;
Provost Marshal General.
THE ISSUE OF TREABIIIO NOTES
Between five and six millions of Treasury
notes are still to be issued before the limit of
400,000,000 is reached. A new issue, chiefly
hi small denominations, mill commence this
week. The old demand notes, of which about
2,300.000 are still out, are being called in as
rapidly as possible, and gold i 3 paid at the
Treasury in preference to them. More than
18,000,000 of postal currenoy are in circulation.
The issue of fractional currency to take its
place will commence in about a fortnight.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONFISCATED ESTATES
The instructions for the direct tax Commis
sioners of South Carolina are nearly ready.—
They will probably comprise directions to sell
the unredeemed real estates of rebels in small
and eligible parcels to the freed slaves, for
sums small but sufficient to give them an idea
of value and a sense of ownership. It is un
derstood that this policy may speedily be
adopted over the entire South, should this ex
periment prove successful.
PORTLAND, , Sept. 14. —The following
returns have been received :—For Governor,
Bath gives Cony, Union candidate, 1,021 ;
Bradberry, Democratic candidate, HO. Lewis
towd give Cony a majority of 550. Auburn
gives Cony 75 majority. Intelligence from the
rest of the Kenebeck shows strong Republican
gains. The vote of this city is not all counted,
but the majority for the Union ticket will pro
bably be over six hundred.
The following additional returns have just
come in ; Augusta gives Cony for Governor,
396 majority, which is a large Union gain.
Scarboro' gives Cony 1,678, and Bradury 739;
Saco gives Cony 678 and Bradbury 380—a
Union gain of 314.
W.ANTED.—A situation by an active,
intelligent young man, in alum:Kt any general
business. Good references given. Apply at this office.
"HARRISBURG, SEPTEMBER 14, 1863.
Cash buyers, don't have to regret that you did not
call at Jones's store for new Dress Goods, Shawls,
Cloaks, Wilms, and Dry Goods generally wanted this
fall, as the stock is constantly bsing renewed.
sep 15.2 t A. J: JONES.
PROPOSALS FOR HARRISBURG CITY
LOAN.—Sealed proposals, endorsed "Propo
sals for Harrisburg City Leap," will be received by
the Finance Committee of the Common Council of
the City of Harrisburg, until Thursday tbo first
day of October next, at 12 o'clock m., for a loan of
eleven thousand one hundred dollars, on the faith,
credit and responsibility of the said city; to be
secured by coupon bonds, dated the first day of
October, 1863, and payable in ten years after date,
with interest at the rate of six per cent, payable
semi-annually from that date.
Proposals will be received in sums of one hun
dred, five hundred or one thousand dollars, for the
whole lean or any part thereof, at par or any pre
mium above that rate. The Committee will sward
the loan, or any part thereof, to the highest and
best bidders on that day.
T. A LLETI HAMILTON,
join; STA AI:,
Gso J. Suormaa - utl,
HARRISBURG. Sep. 14, 1543. oftw3:
MOUNT VERNON HOUSE,
Second Street, above Arch,
A. P. BLAIR, PROPRIETOR,
seplil Late of Surf House," Atlantic City,
PROPOSALS.—ProposaIs will . be re
ceive 3 by the Board of *shoot Directors of Susque
hanna school district for the erection. of a SCHOOL
ROUSE, on the Jonestown road, one mil a east of Ear
ristmri. Plans and specification of the same can be
seen at the public house of Benjamin G. Peters, in
Harrisburg. Persons handing in proposals are requested
to attend a meeting of the Board at Risley's School
House, on SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 19.
Proposals can be banded to either of the Directors, or
dropped in the Barrieburg Postoffico.
sepls d4t* HENRY SHRENK, Sec'y.
FOUND—A POCKET BOOK, con
taining many papers, valuable to the owner, with
several Government Coupons. Among the papers are
some receipts to Stephen Hawes. *he owner eau have
the pocket book and contents by calling on the subscri
ber, proving ownership and paying for this advertise
ment. Gso. KEMMERER.
Harrisburg, Sept. 12, 1863 —l6-tf
TLECTION NOTIOE.—An election
will be held at the °Bite of the Inland Telegraph
Company on Third street, on the 6th of October, for the
purpose of electing President, birectors, Se cretary and
Treasurer to serve the ensuing year.
H. J. STAHL'S, Secretary.
Harrisburg, Sept. 14th—lwd.
DR. J. C. HOYER,
./%1 - 'l' I IS
OFFICE IN WYETH'S BUILDING,
In room formerly occupied by Dr. Carman,
CORNER OF MARKET STREET AND SLABILET SQUARE.
FOR SALE.—The house and lot, situ
ated on the corner of Second and North streete, in
the o , ty of Ffarrisbur7. Title indisputable. For fur
ther information apply en the pi =wen, to Mrs J05.17;:a
CA V A L R Y.
ONLY . SIX RI ON THS
Ten good men wanted to fill Captain Cafferty's com
pany, now encamped at Camp Conch, Harrisburg. Hor
ses, arms, and equipments furnished as soon as mug
tared in. Apply at the Parke Rouse, Market street,
Harrisburg. Lieut. C. L. MERCRREAU,
Sep 11.-/W Recruiting Officer.
- VALUABLE PROPERTY AT PRI
v v APB SALE.--The subscriber wilt sell at private
sale that valuable Tavern Strnd, situate on Ridge Road,
in the Birth Ward, Harrisburg, corner of Broad street,
being 20 feet in front and 72 feet deep. The improve
ments are a two-story frame Tavern House, with threo
- bask building. Hydrant water in the premises,
and other conveniences. The property is calculated
either for a store or a hotel, being eligibly situated.
For terms apply on the premises to
HAIIIIIBBII110) September 8,1663
P. S.—The subscriber will also sell a fine six year old
horse and family carriage, having no use for the same.
sep 10-tf IL B.
rrIMOTHI SEED.—A prime article
A can be had at the Agricultural Store of
aNaltfill W. PARKNS,
110 Market street.
sop 11-1 w
OTICE.—The subscriber, on North
street, between Slone° and Filbert, deans, re•
pairs and fixes up Clocks. Satisfaction guaranteed.
sep9-Iw* C. D. WALTERS.
NVIN DOW SHADES of linen, gfit
bordered ; and PAPER BLINDS of an mites@
misty of designs and ornaments; also, CURTAIN
FIXTURES and TASSELS at very f or prices, Ca #4
Sehelier s m Bookstore.
- poss' AMERICAN WRITING.
Al' FLUID, equal i F not ;superior to Arnold's English.
Fluid, and only 62 mite per quart bottle, at
cjOLDIER'S CAMP COMPANION.—
t. 3 A very convenient Writing Desk; also_
, , Perth)Dee,
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