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tte :latriot* Rion.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPT. IG, 1863
0. BARRETT A CO., PROPEIRTORS
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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
HON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
FOIL JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
Of ALLEGORIC!' COtnTx.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY NOMINATIONS.
J. WESLEY AWL, Harrisburg.
CHAS. H. ZIEGLER, Reed township.
JOHN RAYMOND, Middletown.
T. A. HAMILTON, (3 years,) Harrisburg,
JACOB BUCK, (1 par,) Upper Paxton_
JAMES HORNING, Jefferson.
DAVID lIMBERGER, Lower Paxton
DIRECTOR OF THE POOR,
JOHN BUCK, West Hanover.
JAMES M'CORMICK, Jr., Harrisburg.
I Ott IC : , : T - I. • COMMIT-
The several County Committees of Superintendence
are requested to communicate the names and pest office
address of their members to the Chairman of the State
CHARLES T. MIDDLE, Chairman.
i i C t I t6I)J
Rooms 144 S, sixth Street, Second Story
Chairman—Hon. Caaataa 7. BIDDLIE.
Secretary—James SHUN% ) Esq.
Treasurer--Col. Wthmili H. REICHLINE
The officers are in attendance daily at the Committee
Wednesday, September 16.
Loch tracery Clint.. county.
Bloomsburg, Columbia county. -
Thursday, September 17.
City of Lancaster. [To be addressed by Ron. J. Glancy
Jones, Hon: Henry Clay Dean, Ron. Wm. A. Porter;
. /Konaglum, Esq . and othera.J
Lycoming county. [To be addressed by
Ron A. V. Parsons, Hon Hiester Clymer, George
Northrop, Esq., Ron. Win. H. Miller, and others ]
Meadville, Crawford county. [To be aderessed by Hon.
Wm B. Reed and Hon. Chas. W. Carrigan.]
Scranton. Luse= county, [To be addressed by Hon.
Wnt_li. Witte, Hon W. Hughes, Rout. P. Rune,
and others ]
Murray a School Rouse, Greene county.
Aaron Ratner's, Frederick township, Montgomery co.
Orangeville, Columbia county.
Berwick, Cell/lOWA 99 1 .114 -
- Friday, September 1.5.
Slabtown, Columbia county.
Catawissa, Columbia county.
Union Corner, Northumberland county.
Saturday, September 12.
Manderbseh , s, Reeks county_
Chester Springs. Chester county. [To bs aadress:d by
lion. Wm. Sigler and Ron. hictiard faux, John C.
g., S. Markley Boyer, Rag., T. R. Oehl
Dingman, Pike county. [Te tre addressed by Dr_ Y. F.
Fulmer, Thomas A. Heller, Req., and lion. G. it.
Clarkeeville, ..reeve county.
Thursday, September 24.
Washington Square, Whitepain town big, Montgomery
Clintonville, Venaogo county.
Friday, September Q.
Coolatows, Fayette eonnty. [She several meeting]; in
Fayette county to be addressed by Lion. John L.
Dawson, Bon. Samuel A. Gilmore, Daniel Seine,
beq., Col. T. B. Searight„ John Fuller, Eaq , C. F.
Boyle, Esq., Wxn. H. Playford,Esq.. aadrothers.]
Saturday, September 26.
.lEntatoarn, Berke county.
Monongahela City, Washington county.
Perryopolis, Fayette county.
Pleasant Grove, Washington county.
Monday, September 2,14.
Stroudsburg, Mono, C9IIIIV, [To be addressed by Thos
J_ Mjlee , Hon_ W. A_ Porter, and others.]
Tuesday, September 29.
Middleburg, Snyder county. [To be addressed by Hon
Wm. H. Miller.]
Wednesday, September 30.
Uniontown, Fayette county.
Thursday, October 1,
Coehran's Mills, Washington county.
Friday, October 2.
Se.ltlick township, Fayette county,
Saturday, October 3.
Plough Tavern, Berke county.
Gant's School House, Fayette county.
Prosperity, Washington county.
Himbleville, Chester comity.
Thursday. October S.
Carlisle, Cumber/and county. [A grand rally, to be ad
dr- seed by distinguished speakers.]
Downingtowb, Chester county.
Friday, October 9.
Springfield, Fayette county.
Saturday, October 10.
Yellow Tavern, Becks county.
Dawson's Station, Fayette county.
Hatboro', Montgomery county_
Mituday, ooUggir 19-
Reading, Berks county-
Freystown, York county. [Evening.]
Wpm. Jackson Said.
We published in our Monday's issue some
extracts from the teachings of the leading Abo
litionists, together with some incidents in the
history of that party, by which we sought to
convict them of treasonable sentiments and
designs against the integrity of the Union and
the supremacy of the Constitution. We had it
in mind to make up a connected commentary
on the extracts given, and we regret that our
space compels us to reserve that task for a fu
ture occasion. But in laying before the ma
jority of our readers the infamous and damning
record such sayings as we have gathered to
gether in the paper referred to, entitled "Facts
for the People," exhibit, we cannot refrain
from coupling them at least with one other of
the admonitions of the Fathers of the Repub
The following is from the Farewell A.idress
of ANDREW JACKSON :
c.Bat each State has the unquestionable right
to regulate its own internal concerns according
to its own pleacute 3 and While it does nOt
terfere with the rights of the people of other
States, or the rights of the Union, every State
most be the sole judge of that measure proper
the safety of its citizens and promote
their happiness ; and all efforts on the part of
the people of other States to cast odium upon
their institutions, and all measures calculated
to disturb their rights of property, or put in
jeopardy their peace and internal tranquility,
are in ilirect opposition to the spirit in which
the Union was formed and must endanger its
safety. Motives of philanthropy may be as
signed for this unwarrantable interference, and
weak men may persuade theansehte for a me ,
ment that they are laboring in the cause of
humanity and asserting the rights of the human
race, but every one, noon sober reflection, will
see t h a t no thi n g can come from these improper
assaults upon the feelings and rights of others.
Rest assured that men found busy in this work
of discord are unworthy of your confidence and
deserve your strongest reprobatton_'l
Judge Woodward—•'lsaturai Rignts.ts
The Abolition papers are circulating very
extensively the following extract which they
allege is taken from a speech delivered by
George W. Woodward in Philadelphia, after
Lincoln's election in 1860:
4. it seems to me that there must be a time when
sloseholders may fall back upon their natural
rights and employ, in defence of their slave proper
ty, whatever means ofprotection they may possess."
Supposing this to be a literal extract from
the speech, we must bear in mind that the
sentiment was uttered immediately subsequent
to the election, by a minority of the people, of
a sectional President, whose party bad declared
undying hostility to the institution of slavery
and a determination to eradicate it at all haz
ards and by any means that might be found
necessary. We must remember, too, that this
institution was a purely State institution ;
that as such it was solely under the control of
the Btatee in which it existed ;. that it was re
cognized as such by the Constitution of the
United States ; and that, consequently, the
people of States other than slave States had
no right whatever to interfere with it ; that all
such interference was in violation of the spirit
of the Federal Constitution ; a palpable wrong
to the slaveholder, whose property it placed in
jeopardy; promotive of sectional ill-feeling;
revolutionary in its tendency, and atrocious in
We roust not forget, either, that the Presi
dent elect—now the President de
Lincoln, had declared in a speech delivered by
him in Illinois, that "the government cannot
exist half slave and half free"—a plain decla
ration of war against the institution—and Mr.
Seward, then acknowledged to be the leading
man of the party, had emphatically announced
the creed and policy of the dominant political
power when, in his celebrated Albany (or
Rochester) speech, he assumed the fact that
antagonism existed between the free and slave
States, which he declared to be an "irrepres
sible conflict betwee'n opposing and hostile
forces." We might extend these quotations
indefinitely to show that the election of Lin
coln to the Presidency was not only a virtual,
but an actual, undisguised declaration of hos
tility against the institution of slavery. Gree
ley had declared* that "the Union was not
worth supporting with the South," and that
the "real object of the Republican party was
abolition of slavery in the States ;" Banks
had expressed a willingness, "under a certain
state of circumstances, to let the Union slide;"
Garrison had pronounced the Constitution, be
cause it tolerated slavery, "a league with death
and an agreement with hell ;" and Giddings,
and Phillips, and Beecher, and Cheever, with
hundreds of other radicals equally eminent
and influential, had avowed the same hostile
and revolutionary sentiments. All these cir
cumstances were present in Mr. Woodward's
mind when he delivered the sentiment attribu
ted to him.
Now, with the• fact admitted by all parties
that slaves are properly under the Constitution,
as much as houses and lands, horses and cat
tle, the question arises, had not the election of
Lincoln, on a sectional platform, avowedly hos
tile to the institution of slavery, precipitated
a crisis that justified the expression ?
What measure of wrong and oppression is
necessary to warrant the people of any section
of our country, or of the whole aountry, in
falling back upon their "natural rights" for
redress of grievances which cannot be obtained
under the forma of the Constitution ? When
this question is decided, we shall be better able
to speak positively upon the subject under con
sideration than at present. According to Mr.
Lincoln's doctrine, "any people, at any time,"
and it follows for any cause, "have a right" to
do so. Will the Abolitionists, who denounce
Mr. Woodward for the opinion expressed in his
Philadelphia speech, controvert Mr. Lincoln's
dictum ? If they will not, they are neither
consistent nor reasonable in objecting to Mr.
Woodward, who did not go as far as Mr. Lin
Having in view the election of Mr. Lincoln
to the Presidency, and scanning with his clear
and comprehensive mind the drift of the Abo
lition party, whose representative man Mr.
Lincoln had become by his election, and peer
ing into the future, far beyond the ken of the
madmen who had lashed the political elements
into fury Impend their ootidrol r if they had de
sired to control them, Judge Woodward said,
(or at least is reported to have said,) "it seems
to me that there must be a time (evidently an
ticipating the unconstitutional and despotic
measures since adopted by the administration,)
when slave-holders may fall back upon their
natural rights," &c. He did not say that the
"time" had come, nor, we are certain, did he
think it had ; but, knowing that the policy of
the party then just elevated to power was war
upon slavery, he looked forward to a " time,''-
not far remote probably, when the unconstitu
tional pressure of the Abolition administration
upon the rights and property of the Southern
people would justify a resort to physical force
for the sake of that protection which the laws
would no longer give them.
This was stopping far short of Mr. Lincoln's
proposition, that " any people at at any time"
have the right to resort to their natural rights
as a remedy against evils either real or im
aginary. Judge Woodward, a wise and ear ,
gacious statesman, foresaw what would be the
course of the Abolition administration and
party, and spoke in anticipation of a " time"
yet future when the oppressions of Government
would become insufferable, and the oppressed
people might rightly " fall back upon their nat
ural rights," in defense of their property which
would otherwise be ruthlessly wrested from
them. To deny that he was right is to deny
that a time may ever come when a resort to
natnralrights would bejustifiable. Our fathers
thought differently when, after exhausting in
vain all peaceful arid constitutional methods
they threw off their allegiance to the British
crown. The doctrine of "unquestioning" ac
quiescence in every wrong, and patient endu
rance of every oppression inflicted by ad
ministrations, is a doctrine only fit for Rives,
in which we cannot acquiesce. Judge Wood
ward was right. The " time" for resistance
had not yet come when the South appealed to
arms, and therefore they were. guilty of a great
crime, and are rebels. But had they remained
patiently in the Union, the very moment when
the administration should have made the at
tempt to interfere with their property by Eman
cipation proclamations or other hostile and un
constitutional acts, would have been the
I moment when Heaven and earth woubi bay,.
I justified a resort to physical force, a 1, falling
back upon natural rights" as the only availa
ble defense left them.
Such ie, undoubtedly, the true interpreta
tion of the passage in Judge Woodward's speech
so often quoted against him.
TO THE REPUBLICANS OP PENNSYL-
You know that in the year 1856 the New
England States all voted the Abolition ticket.
You know that in 3860 the Republicans of the
Central and Western States joined the Aboli
tionists, and carried every Northern State,
without an exception, down to Mason & Dix
on's Line. Then you know what happened.
We all feel it. The rebellion broke out. Does
it do any good to solace ourselves, by saying
it was without a cause ? Does history show
that a rebellion ever took place in any country,
without some muse Y I may say there was not
sufficient cause on the part of the South—but
this is not the point. The question is, how
are we to have peace and a restored govern
ment.? Now, I suggest this : You helped the
Abolitionists, now come over and help the
Democrats (the only national party,)—help us
to take Me power ow of the hands of the Aboli
tionists in every Northern State. Then the
Union men in the South, (there are millions of
them,) will have an argument for peace put
into their mouths; they can hold up their heads,
and can tell their military rulers and fire
eaters, " See, the North is retracing her steps,
obe is taking the power out, of the hands of the
Abolitionists; she is evidently willing to do us
justice, and we intend now to have an end of
the war; we want peace, and we are determined
to have it; wa will return to our allegiance,
and restore the government." If the Republi
cans of Pennsylvania and other Northern
States will help us, we may, with the assist
ance of the Union men of the South, have
peace and a restored government in less than
six months, Come over and help us if you
wish an end to this war.
LETTER FROM THE ARMY.
What the Privates of the Gallant Penn
sylvania Reserves think of Curtin.
The following letter is from a responsible
source—an intelligent soldier of the Reserve
Corps, who went iu a Democrat and intends to
come out one, if he should survive the war. It
is a genuine letter—not like most of those pub
lished in the Abolition papers, manufactured
for the occasion. We shall look for more from
the same quarter.
CAMP NEAR WARRENTON, TIPGINIA, /
September 10, /.
EDITOR UNION !—Sir
. I am a Pennsylvanian,
and have led the life of a soldier for nearly
three years. I was a Democrat when I entered
for the war, and am one yet. I have had great
inducements held out to me if I would but de
sert the old laud marks of Jefferson and Jack
son, but I couldn't 4, see it."
In reading the Abolition papers, which are
circulated freely in this army, I find that
Heaven and earth" are about being moved
for the purpose of impressing upon the minds
of the good people of the old Keystone that A.
G. Curtin is the " soldiers' candidate" for Gov
ernor—that he is the unanimous choice of all
the soldiers from Pennsylvania in the Army of
the Potomac. Such talk is all balderdash. Cur
tin is not the choice of the " fighting sons" of
Pennsylvania. The Abolition wing of the hon
ored sons of Pennsylvania support Andy; but
the large, conservative, Democratic wing jump
over Andy and go in for the great statesman,
Gamma W. WOODWARD, for Governor. Curtin'a
most ardent supporters are found among the
shoulder-strapped braves. Judge Woodward's
supporters are found in the ranks. The men
that carry the muskets and do the fighting—
the hard-fisted yeomanry—are the supporters
and defenders of Democracy.
We know Andy's career by heart. The Abo
litionists can't learn us anything about him.
We know what he has done for us—we know
all. We know, too, that he has been well paid
for all he ever did for us. We owe him noth
ing. He had better give up the soldier dodge—
he knows he is acting the hypocrite. Come
Andy, this won't do; you know very well you
are not the unanimous choice of us Pennsylva- .
boys for Governor. There is no- use in you
trying to gull the people any longer. We are
busy all the time writing letters to our friends
about your rascality. Come Andy, act honestly,
Pennsylvanians, be not deceived ! A. O.
Curtin is not the unanimous choice of the sol
diers. There'are thousands of Democrats in
this army who are not his supporters. Vote
for George W. Woodward, the soldiers' true
fiend! Arouse Democrats, arouse ! elect
Woodward Governor of Pennsylvania, and the
sons of Pennsylvania in the Array of the Poto
mac will thank you for it. Yours, &c.,
HIGH PRIVATE, P. R. V. C.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
FIBRE Al' BUFFALO
BUFFALO, Sept. 15.—The building known as
the old chequered warehouse, corner of Water
street and Prime slip, was burned last night.
The building was occupied by the Canal Asso
ciation and Dickerson, ship brokers; Fish
Joy, R. Jamie, forwarders ; Joseph Barber,
ship chandler, and Prevost & Son, sail makers.
The fire communicated to the warehmet;
across Prime slip, owned and occupied by
Pease and Trowbridge, and the warehouse of
Wilkins, Parker, & Go., and one east from the
chequered buildings, were also burned. A
large proportion of the high wines and other
property were saved. The total loss is esti
mated at $120,000. The fire is attributed to
incendiarism. Two persons were arrested
hear the Are.
DRAFT IN CINCINNATI POSTPONED.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 15.—Orders were received
from Columbus, yesterday, for the indefinite
postponement of the draft in this city.
FROM GENLS. BLUNT AND STEELE
CINCINNATI, Sept. 15 —The Gazette's Leaven
worth dispatch says that G' 3l /. Blunt, at last
accounts, Was at Fort Gibson, preparing to
start for Fort Scott.
In his recent campaign he marched two hun
dred and fifty miles in nine days, fought two
battles, and cleared the rebels from ten thou
sand square miles of territory.
Refugees from the rebel conscription are
coming into Gen. B'lunt's lines by hundreds.
Their sufferings are represented as indescriba
ble. More than 100 Union men have been shot
and hung at Fort Smith since the rebellion be
Tile supply trains are running regularly
A PRIVATE CITIZEN.
from Fort Smith to Fort. Blunt. For Smith will
be the headquarters for operations during the
The Cincinnati Commercial's dispatch, dated
Brownsville, Arkansas, Sept. 2, says s Gen.
Steele arrived here last evening. His force
will come up in a body.
The rebels are in a strong position four miles
this side of Little Rock. The force is estimated
at 17,000 strong, with from BO to 50 guns-
Kirby Smith has gone to the Red river, leaving
Price in command. The rebel Gen. Marmaduke
was wounded in the leg, in the recent engage
ment at Bayou Metros.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.—The buildings in
course of erection on the Maryland shore of
the Potomac river at Gilesboro', nearly oppo
site Alexandria, are almost completed. Soon,
therefore, the cavalry now scattered over a
surface of several miles, in the neighborhood,
Will be concentrated at that point, in perma
nent barracks. There are several thousand
troops in camp already. Brigadier General
Meredith—selected solely for his fine soldiery
qualifications, is in command:
The President will soon issue a proclamation
suspending the writ of habeas corpus in all cases
arising in the military and naval service, this
matter it is Understood, was under way, con
sidered and resolved upon at a Cabinet meeting
FROM SAN DOMINGO
Kew YORK, Sept. 15.—The steamer &attn.
net, from Kingston, Jamaica, on the sth, and
Port-au-Prince to the 7th inst., has arrived.—
News bad been received from Port-au-Platte
to the 6th inst., to the effect that two Spanish
frigates had bombarded Port-an-Platte, and
nearly destroyed the place, killing a large
number of inhabitants.
FIRE AT LA. CROSSE, WISCONSIN.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Sept. 15.—A fire this
morning destroyed the La Crosse House, a
brick building occupied by Steinham & Co.,
and the Batavian Bank ; loss $30,000 ; insured
LATEST FROM CHARLESTON.
FORTRIM Mormon, Sept. 15.—The U. S.
transport Nellie Perotts, Captain Diggs, ar
rived this morning from Hilton Head, which
she left on Saturday, the 12th inst., at... 8 a. m.
Captain Diggs reports the arrival of the relief
boat Cosmopolitan, from Morris Island on
Friday evening, at which titct tliO white flag
was flying over the shattered walls of Fort
Moultrie, and our forces had captured and
held half of James Island. The rebels bold
only two batteries on James Island, Two
Monitors were lying between Sumpter and
Moultrie. Captain Diggs passed Charleston
bar at 4 o'clock, p. m., on Saturday at which
time he saw the white flag still flying over
Moultrie. She fired the last gun at 4 o'clock
on Friday afternoon.
THE MAINE ELECTION
PORTLAND ; Sept. 15.—Returns from 187
towns give Cony (Union) 43,455, Bradbury
(Dew.) 29, 439.
Union majority 14,016.
The same towns last year gave Coburn
(Rep.) 28,920 ; Bradbury and Jamieson 24,432,
The Republican majority was then 4,481,
which shoWs a Union net majority this year of
This includes about five-eights of the aggre
gate vote of the State, The ,aggregate van
in those towns is 72,893 against '53.350 last
year, which shows an increase of 19,535, which
will amount probably to 25,000 in the State—
making 113,500 votes against 88,534 last year.
The towns to be heard from gave a Republi
can majority last year of 545, which would
increase the present majority to 14,461 ; or if
the gain is equal, to about 15,500, to which the
Majority will probably approximate.
The Union party have probably carried
every county in the State. York county, which
was carried last year by the Democrats, has
undoubtedly gone Union by 150 majority,
BY THE MAILS.
FROM GEN. MEADE'S ARMY.
RRILLIANT CAVALRY PICRTADVANCE OF THE
The N. Y. Herald of yesterday contains the
following, from one of its correspondents
RAPPAHANNOCK, VA , Sept. 14.—From the
front the news is again inspiriting. Major
General Pleasanton, with his cavalry force
under Generals Buford, Gregg and Kilpatrick,
crossed the Rappahannock yesterday, and ad
vanced to the banks of the Rapidan. Buford's
division came up with Stuart's rebel cavalry
and artillery on the heights this side of Brandy
Station, and drove them from crest to crest by
a cerise of brilliant and gallant charges. Gen.
Kilpatrick's command connected with Buford's
on the left at Brandy Station, having crossed
at Kelly's Ford. General Gregg left Sulphur
Springs at daylight, and joined Neasantoa
and Buford at Culpepper, having found Jones'
brigade of rebel cavalry at Muddy run, and
scattered them by shells and a charge, but not
until they had fired the bridge. Gregg's men
put it out, however, and replanked the struc
ture in a few moments, so that the whole com
mand crossed upon it.
Gen. Gregg continued; to drive Jones before
him, and reached Culpepper at the same mo
lbw with the rest of the command. Here the
advance arrived just in time to see a train of
cars with stores leave for the South. Our men
charged through the town with the most splen
did gallantry, capturing one hundred and four
prisoners and three guns, two twelve and One
six-pounder. These latter were posted on a
commanding eminence just beyond the town of
Culpepper, and were charged upon by General
Custer, of General Kilpatrick's division, and
taken, with nearly all their men.
The charge is described as having been one
of unequalled gallantry. The brigade was
obliged to dash through the town, and down a
steep hill, through a ravine, and then up a steep
and very higli hill to the battery, which mean
while was bitching forth its shell and canister .
upon their ranks. But it could not retard the
speed nor daunt the spirit of the "Boy General
of the Golden Locks" and his brave troops.
Buford's division passed on in pursuit of the
flying enemy. Colonel Chapman, of the Third
Indiana cavalry, commanding First brieade,
having the advance, pursued them past Cedar
Mountain, and the whole command followed
up to the vicinity of the Rapidan, within two
miles of which they encamped last night.
The fight W.11.$ opened by Buford, who b,qd
the centre advance, and Who knew exactly
where to look for the enemy, as he has fought
the same ground over several times.
General Custer was slightly wounded by a
shot, which killed his horse and .came near
killing the General.
Lieut. Benjamin Hutchings, Sixth United
States cavalry, was gr tzed by a piece of shell.
which took off the It g of his orderly,
The lieutenant colonel of the Fifteenth Vir
ginia cavalry was captured in a skirmish three
miles this side of Culpepper.
The bugler of company E, Eighth Illinois,
We captured a large quantity of ordnance
stores in the railroad depot. at Culpeppei. The
guns were English, with sabre bayonets.
The citizens of Culpepper say that Stuart
reviewed six thousand rebel cavalry there on
Saturday, and that he was in command yester
Among the casualities in Gregg's division of
cavalry. We find the following :
A. A. M'Cullook, 4th Pennsylvania cavalry,
wounded. Mathew Conklin, Co. A, 4th Penn
sylvania, abdomen. Lieut. S. B. Barnes, Co.
H, 10th _Pennsylvania, right leg. William P.
Rhodes, Co. A, 13th POIIII I O I foot bruised.
THE ATTACK ON FORT SUMPTER.
The New York Herald End Tribune both deny
that the rebels captured the old colors of Ma
jor Anderson in the recent unfortuhate affair
at Sumpter. The old flag is in New York.
The Express gives the following account of
the attack and repulse of our troops :
"On Monday last a detachment of rebel
troops and guns were seen to land at Fort
Sumpter, and it was evidcnt that an attempt
would be made to place the works szain in effi
cient condition. It was then determined to
make an attempt to land at Sumter by night,
and thus recapture IL At dark the following
evening a force of several hundred men pro
ceeded in large boats, with muffled oars, and
succeeded in landieg on the debris of the fort.
They were preparing to move on the interior
of the works, when, by order of the commander,
they commenced to fire,which, with a discharge
Of 4 siege gun. awakened the rebel garrison.
At once they flew to arms, and attacked our
forces from the parapets. A desperate strug
gle followed, but the result was a repulse of
our forces with a loss of sixty killed, drowned
" It is stated that if the commander of the ex
pedition had approached theworks cautiously,
instead of firing, he would have been enabled
to surprise the rebels within, and render the
capture of Sumpter certain.
" The siege, however, was still progressing,
and the reduction of Charleston and its forts
is but a matter of time."
The following official dispatch from General
Gilmore to General Halleck contains important
DEPARTMENT OF THE 6917 T9 1
HEADQUARTERS. IN TEE FIELD.
MORRIS ISLAND, SITE. 9.
Major General Haneck, General-in-Chief U. S.
Army, Washington, D. C.:
kir : I have ,the holm 40 report that., since
my letter of yesterday, four additional pieces
of artillery have been found, making an aggre
gate of thirty-six pieces captured on this island.
It is not improbable that others still remain
Concealed. Very respectfully, your obedient
servant, Q. A. GILMORE,
Brigadier General Commanding
CINCINNATI, Sept. 14..—The following im
portant dispatches from General Rosecrans'
headquarters, originally intended for the New
York press, reached the Louisville papers 801110
days since, but for some unaccountable reason
were not sent further.
CHATTANOOGA, Sept. 9.—Generals Wood and
Wagner entered this city at eleven a. m. Tne
enemy's rear gnardPegram's cavalry—left
an hour before. We have taken two steam
boats, ono horseboat, and thirty pontoons ;
very few stores, and no artillery or prisoners.
The rebel works are very strong. The casu
elides of the whole expedition are just one man
killed. Bragg discovered the flanking move
ments of M'Cook and Thomas on Monday
night, and immediately began to withdraw his
troops upon the road to Rome_ Johnson had
re inforced him with two divisions.
CHATTANOOGA, Sept. 10.—General Rosecrans
entered this city to-day. Archbishop Purcell,
of Cincinnati, is celebrating mass in the cathe
dral at his regent. Nearly all the citizens left
three weeks ago, with their household goods.
Very few returned.
BREAD RIOT AT MOBILE, ALA
MEMPHIS, Sept. 14.-11,e:ogees, who have ar
rived within our lines, bring exciting reports
of the terrible condition of affairs in the South.
One man, who left Mobile on the sth, states
that a terrible riot broke out among the eol
diers' wives at Mobile on the 4th. About COO
women and children collected on Spring Hill,
armed with clubs and hatchets, and marched
through the principal streets, carrying banners
on which were inscribed "Bread or Blood !"
"Bread or Peace I" etc.
Being soldiers' wives their proceedings were
winked at by the soldiers, who made but a fee
ble resistance. Stores were broken open and
forcibly entered. One merchant, a Jew, struck
one of the women, when some policemen, who
were present, arrested the Jew, and beat him
severely. Many citizens had left town, among
whim was our informant, who says the riot
was increasing when he left.
MEMPHIg, Sept. 14.—The rebel cavalry in
our front are very active, probably with a view
of masking some movement of the main army.
Skirmishes are frequent, but amount to lit
tle, Our forces are generally successful in
these little affairs.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14
,Three of the guns recently captured by the
Minnesota, near Fort Fisher, in the vicinity of
Wilmington, N. C., have reached Washington.
They are of English manufacture, (one being
a Whitworth gun,) splendid pieces of ord
nance, and have apparently only been used a
RP lIEL DEPREDATIONB
On Sunday night a small party of rebels
crossed the Potobac river, at the mouth of the
Seneca, and helped themselves to horses and
other property. On a previous occasion an
other gang came over, and after depredating
on several farms, carried off a few mules. The
owner followed the thieves, and reported the
fact to White, the partisan leader, who de
nounced the act, instituted a search, recovered
the mules, and sent. the offenders to Richmond
for trial. The owner of the mules did not fare
so well on this side. He was arrested, and is
now in prison for holding intercourse with the
Arrests continue to be made, from time
time, of secessionists. who indiscriminately
and violently declare their sentiments.
FOREIGN NEWS-BY THE ARABIA.
The following is Earl Russell's reply to the
memorial .of the Emancipation Society, rela
tive to the steam rams in the Mersey :
FOREIGN OFFICE, August 13.—Gentlemen : I
have received your letter calling attention to
a subject of very grave and pressing impor
tance—namely, the fitting out or equipping of
two powerful iron-plated steam rams, which I
am informed are intended to commit hostilities
against the Government and people of the
My atteLtion has long been directed to these
subjects. Both the Treasury and Home De
partnients have, at my request, made most aria
iOUS inquiries upon the subject of these steam
You are aware that, by the foreign enlist
ment act, a ship is liable to be detained, and
the owners are subject to a penalty, when the
ship is armed or equipped for purposes of war,
and the owners intend to use her against some
State or community in friendship with her
It is necessary to prose both the equipment
and the intention. It is necessary for convic
tion in a public court, in justice, to have the
evidence of a creditable witness.•
I was in hopes, when I began to read your
memorial, that you would propose to furnish
me with evidence that the steam rams in ques
tion were intended to carry on hostilities
against the government and people of
United States ; but yon have made no proposal
of the sort, and only tell me that you are in
formed that so and so, and it is believed. that
so-and-so is the fact.
You must be aware, however, that according
to British laR, prosecution cannot be cot en
foot upon the ground of violation of the foreign
enlistment act, without the affidavits of credit
able witnesses, as in other cases of misde
meanor and crimes. Such likewise is the law
in use. Yours, &c. RUSSELL.
THE FRENCH PAMPHLET.
Au important pamphlet, wisicii is said t o
have an official origin, has been published,
entitled " Erance, Mexico, and the Confedera
cy." It sets forth the interest which France
has in recognizing the Confederate States, and
the impossibility of a re.establiehment of the
American Union, and maintains that the Amer
ican war would be useful to France if a sepa
ration between the North and South be defi
nitely pronounced, as the Confederate States
would be allies of France, and guarantee her
from attack from the North. The hopes of
France would be fulfilled, and her manufactur
ers would obtain cotton, which is absolutely
necessary for them.
The Paris correspondent of the Morning Her
ald says be has good reason to believe that the
pamphlet expresses not only. the opinion, but
the intention of the Imperial Government. is
to the time when the intention shall he carried
into effect, it depends exclusively on the Em
peror; but it assuredly will not be• delayed.
The Paris correspondent of the Daily News
writes that he esusidett4 the pamphlet in such
perfect harmony with the known leaning of
the Emperor, that he thinks it worth while to
notice IL "If Slidell himself, who has lately
had repeated interviews with Drouyn de l'-
Huys, following upon conferenees with the
Emperor himself, had received a carte blanche
to publish a pamphlet in Paris, he could not
have written more favorably for the Southern
cause, or apologized bsoro inoniously for the
institution of slavery than the author does in
PRIISSIA.—The report that a decree has been
issued diseqlving the Chambers appears to be
POLAND.—Russia will grant a liberal Con
stitution to Poland. The retrograde party,
however, are making efforts to oppose it.
Ntv; YORK, Sept, Id.—The steamer Roan
oke, from Havana on the 9th, arrived to-night,
Advises from Vero, Cruz, to the Zith, had
been received. There was a great scarcity of
food in Mexico.
Many of the inhabitants of Mexico had been
imprisoned for assassinating French soldiers
and refusing to take the oath of allegiance.
The Peruvian Minister had received his pass
ports and been ordered to leave the country,
for having written to Juarez. It was rumored
that Minister Corwin had also been tendered
his passports, but this was not confirmed.
The reports that Doblado and Comonfort had
declared in favor of the new regime, proved to
have been false.
A French convoy, from Mexico to Vera.
Cruz, had been captured by the guerillas at
Suledad and the greater part of the guard
The trouble in San Domingo is increasing.
The rebels are in great force, and the general
in command of the Spanish troops calls far
more soldiers. Merchant ehlpfs had been
seized and pressed into the service to carry
Several war steamers have gone to Puerto
Plato, and troops were coming in from l'astan
zas and Cnrclenas, to be sent to Santo Domingo.
The particulars were carefully concealed from
the public at Havana.
Lam'.. ew 2.httlistr.rnti3.
WAISTED, by the first of October, a
HOUSE, with six or eight rooms, within four
equeree of the Poetofli oe. Rent not to exceed SIEO
Address BOX 67, P. O. eeplo.olww
I)UBLIC SALE.—WiII be sold at pub
" lie sale, on Saturday, October 10, 18ez, at the late
residence of Frederick Keener, deceased, in Lower Pax
ton township, Dauphin county, en the road leading
from Lingelstown to Harrisburg, on the JoneetowD
road, six miles east of Harrisburg and at - out two
from Lingelstown, the following real estate, viz: 2.5
acres of land, more or less, thereon erected a two-sto:y
Log Heuse and Barn; an orchard of choice fruit trees,
and a good spring of never failing water, are on the
property, and a running stream of water passes through
the land. Any person wishing to view the above pro
perty can do so by calling at the late residence of Fred
erick Keener, deceased. Sale to commence at, 2 o'clock
p. m , on said day, when attendance, wia be given ani
condhions made known by
Da. D. C. K FMLEFt,
jOUND.—A Gold Watch and Chain, in
the cars of the Pennsylvania Railroad. at Harris
burg, on Monday morning, September 14, 1.863, whieh
the owner can have by applying at the Buperintendeut s
office at Harrisburg, proving property and payirg for
this advertisement. aep 16.3 t
10 — Philadelphia Inqui ar and Pittsburg Caroni:le
please insert 3 times and send bill to thi4 office.
By virtue of an order of sale issued out of the Court
of Common Pleas of Dauphin county, Pa., and to me di
rected, will be exposed to public 902 , 0 or out-cry, at the
Court Rouse, in the city of liareiaburg, Dauphin
county, on Saturday, the ad day of October next, atone
o'clock p. m., the following valuable piece or tract ot
land, situate in Susquehanna township, D mphin county,
about one and a half miles from the city of I:l%rrisburg,
on the Jonestown road, containing twelve acres anti
torty-fireaerchea, more or less, adjoining lends of
John Forster, deceased, land of John Rayaor. William
Haverstick t and others, held in common. by Jacob Speel
and Frederick P. Haehnien.
JACOB D. BOAS, Sheriff
Harrisburg Sept. 25, 1861-Itit34tr
WANTED. -A situation by an active,
intelligent young man. in alroost any general
business. Good relevances given. Apply at this office.
BARRIBBURG SEPTEMBER 14, 1F:63.
JUL Cash buyers, don't hare to regret that you did not
call at Jones's store for new Dress Goods, Sbaw:s,
Cloaks, Talmas, and Dry Goods generally wanted this
fall, as the stock is constantly bang renewed.
sep 15 2t A. J: .TONEP.
NOTICE,TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACT
DRS.—SeaIed proposals, properly endorsed
and directed to the undersigned, will be received
at the City Clerk's office till 6 o'clock p. re., Sep.-
teuther 24, tor the eree.ion of a souse for t:.:e
Mount Vernon Hook and Ladder Company, a:Ter:L
ing to drawings now on file in the said office. T. 1.-3
house to have pressed brick front, no cellar, a=d
brick pavement in the centre. Contractor toner•
wish all the material, and do all the work comDif47
and to specify the time of completion of The
Council reserving the right to reject all bids ttfy
may think not tN the interest of the city.
Mr. C. HICKOK,
sepll-sdetet2.4 President Common Council.
SECOND PIC-N•IC •
Steubenbund No. 8, V. O. V. 8.,.
ON MONDAY, 'SEPTEMBER 21, 180,
AT INDEPENDENCE ISLAND,
After a grand procession through the city they will
proceed to the Inland, where a Se.L.AN MD BAND
amuse the visitors during the day. Refreshments of
every description will be found on the Island
TICKETS 2 5 CENTS.
serl2-d4t S W S M THE COMMITTEE.
DR • J. C. HOVER,
M N T I SI r i g g
OFFICE jPI WYETH'S .8 UILDING,
In room formerly occupied by Dr. Carman,
CORNER OF MARKET STREET AND MARKET SQUARE.
I" OR SALE—The house and lot, situ
p,. ated on the corner of Second and North streets, !a
the city of Flarrieburr. Title indisputable, For fur
they information apply on the premises, to Mrs .Toshmi
CA V A L R. Y
ONLY SIX MONTHS:
Ten good men wanted to fill Captain Cafferty"s com
pany, now encamped at Camp COneh,garrisburg. e.or
ses, sumo, and equipments furnished as soon as
tared in. Apply at the Parke Rouse, Market street,
Harrisburg. Lieut. C. L. MERCEREAU ,
sep 3.1-1 w Recruiting Officer
PROPOSALS.—ProposaIs will be re
e-PiV6.l by the Board of E &nal DireCtorg of Susque
hanna school district for the erection of a EICELFOi,
HOUSE, on the Jonestown road, one mile east of Har
risburg. 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 WSleY'a
House, on SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 19.
Proposals can be banded to either of the Directors, or
dropped in the Harrisburg Postodice
sepls d4t* HENRY STIRRER, See'.