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WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPT. 23, 1863.
0. BABKITT CO., PEOPItiIiTOP,B;
Qemmuniestiene will net be published M.thelemane
an i pion unless secommuded wine:Om:name of th
DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINAPONS.
HON. GEO. •W. :WOODWARD,
POE JUMGE OP THE SUPREME COURT,
W L I'ER H. COWRIE,
O! ALIIIGHINY COII7IIT.
DOMMATIC COUNTY NOMINATIONS.
J. WESLEY AWL, Marisburg7.
CHAS. H. ZLEGLER, Reed tomnihip.
JOHN RAYMOND, MiddlMoin.
T. A. HAMILTON, (3 years.) Harrisburg,
14c9. 73 BUCK, (1 par i ) Upper Paxton.
JAMES HORNING, Jeffetrsoil.'
DAVID lIMBERCeEn., Lower Paxton.
DIRECTOR OF ENE POOR,
JOHN BUCK, West Hanover.
TO DEMOCRATIC- EM/TOItS AND
rlnrorrarrr Norice.—Many of the news
papers in the interior of the State are printing
the name of our candidate for Supreme Judge,
" Walter B." instead of Walter IL Low rte.
which is the proper way. This mistake, espe
cially if tarried out in the printing 'of tickete,
may be the means of depriving us on the count
of thousands of votes. Let editors and printers
at once look to this, and print the natio hew
after WALTER IL LOWRIE.
DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMILT-
The several County Committees of Superintendence
are requested to communicate the names and post office
addreoo of their.members to the Chairman of the State
Central. Committee. .
CHARLES J. BIDDLE, Chairinan.-,,
DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMIT-
Aeons 144 S. Sixth Street, Second Story.
Chairman—Hon. Commas I. BIDDLIC
Secretary—Jaime T. Sam, Esol. '
Tr wawa —Col. Wu.i.wt H. Kmatimma.
The officer are is attendmied daily at the Committee
Wednesday, September_ 23.
Milford, Pike county. [to be addremed by Hon. Chas
Theirsdays September 24.
WaoWinton Squats Whitepain townetdpi Montgomery
county. [ro be oddment by Bon- Wm- H. `Witte-]
Benton, Columbia county.
Oxford, Chester county.
Clintonville, Tenant° county.
New Bridgeport, Bedford county.
Mania's, York county.
Friday, eleptaalier U.
Cookstown, Fayette county. [The Several =listings in
Fayette county to be addressed by Hon. jobn L.
Dawson, Hon. Simnel A. Gilmore Daniel Heine,
AN, Col. T. B. Seariabt„,Jpkai Faller, Beg , C. I.
Boyle, Esq., Win:li.tiarford,lisit, ildd Shen.]
Saturday, :September 26.
Pysn's Store, Bedford connty. fTo be addressed by
Hon. A.. R. Coffrotb,-Ron. Win. Bear, EL Bpang,
Esq.. B. Y. Myers and Joins Palmer
Monongahabi City,,Wasbioatiail doii t 7
Pleasant Grove, Waskington county.
Mardian's, Dover, York county. Ovening.)
Pottstown, Montgomery county. [ T ri o be addressed by
Hon. Ohara . W. Carrigan anirietia. M. Witte.
Sildaddll, - Steene taiatity.. - •
Meinlay l - Beipteiliber 28.
Stroudsburg, Monroe eonisty. (Tole addressed by Thos.
J. Md.; Hon. .L. Porter, and others.]
Pletcher's, Bedford county,' .
DeMoil, At:setting esunty .
'Timidity, September SP. -
Ifiddbibani, Snyder awn*. [To be addressed by Won.
Wm. H. Itomilientecollmer and Hon Win.
Te=as, /mites* Ontinty.
. l iVedrieday, Sepiembet 30. -
Uniontown, Fayette comity. [To be addressed by 7x-
Hoy. Bigler, Hon. J *B. Meek, Hon. Mester Cly
mer, Hon. R. B. Forster, Hon. Wm. kontgomery
Bloody Ban, Bedford county.
ThursditY, October 1.
Coehran's Mills, Washington county.
Union Grove, Washingten county,
Bases Vista, Bedford county. • . -
Intstown,,Berke to t 7, [To be eddzeseed b„T•liron- . 1. -
Glaney Jones and T .10korromie Oita, of Iteadimt, in
the Weigh language; and W. Rosenthal of Read
ing, A. L. Ruhe, RN., of - Allentown, and'Mr. D. Z.
Beluelle,r of Lemmata; in Eterouss.j
Lewisburg. U nion osunt
. k.. [To be" addressed by Hon.
Wm. H. Witte, Zane and WM, °bag- W. Car
Friday, October 2.
PaMick township, Payette county,
Pleasantville, Redford county.
Saturday, October 3s
Tavern, Berke .c ounty.
Gant , s School House, F ayette county.
Prosperity, Washington county. •
Kimbleville, Chester county. -
Bowman , a, 'Lebanon county- [To be addressed by Hon
Wn 11: Miller.]
Newtown, Bucks county'.
Woodbury, Bedford county.
Poll s, York' county.
Bellefonte, Centre county. [To be addressed by Hon
"Win_ If Witte, Col. B. P. Kane and 3.11. Reynolds.
Tuesday, October 0.
lidlastaandlasa county. [To be addressed Viten. W
H. Witte, az-Governor Bigler, Non. Hinter My
mer, Hon-Jobur... Dawson, a. L. Johnston, Zsg
Eon. H= D Foster, and other eminent !speakers.]
Thursday. October 6.
Carliale, , Cumberland °minty. - grand ralinto be ad
dr- seed by Ex-Governor Wm. Bigler; Hon. Wm- A.
Porter, Hon. Chas.-W. Carrigan, Hon. W. H. Witte,
bee. Northrop, Ben.,ll•nt. A. V. racoons, and other
Downingtown. Chester county. • • ; •
Doylestown, Bueks county. [To be addressed by Hon.
Ohm. W. Carrigan ]
Kittanning, A...instrong county.
Powell's, Bedford county. . -
Friday, October 9.. ,
Opringlield, Fayette aountr..
Bowser, Bedford county.
Saturday, October 10.
Yellow Tavern, Berke county.
Dawson 7 s Batton, Fayette county. •
Hatboro% Montgonsery ootintr.
Samigrove, Snyder county. [To be addressed byKon.
- Wm R. Witte, Geo. Northrop, Esq., and Hon. C.
Tilliettel, Bucks county. [To be addressed by Dr. Ridge
dad Ron. Cbas. W. Carrigan.]
- !Monday, October 12.
Reading, Barks county.
Frojstown, York county. [Eveninir.]
Gov. Cartin,,io the - rev face and 'teeth of
facts:is hold up by, his supporters . as a most
syllable, virtuous, And honest man—as one to
be loved, trusted ittidithoost worshipped, @ape.
chilly by the soldiers;
. Ivhoie dear friend he
claims to be. .
Let us see how this is.; Facts are said to be
"stubborn things," and to facts we appeal.
Premising that offices' net eonnviission - ed could
t Old. elections, under the law, we charge
ekv - Curtin with hating linnets, eintgar from
the State Department, previous to Also election
of 1861, notifying the Pennsylvania soldiers
in the army. of their right to vote, without re
gard to the fact that most of the offieers,
though appointed, had not been commiaaioned,
or the regiments fully organized; an d that with
thie Circular he sent a special message (of the
same impol44lte a '' . 7.,,,, :4' '
We fort ' rg aft hi s
thus solid ( a` th : ed ,G. n
Contest '- - the 4; ' stanc pit fri a .':
Philadelphia, certified, under the Seal of State,
the number and name." of the . officeys commis-
EgolngT!, =4 On s i nfonents .reppirly organized,
with 44461.401011 - :
.O , MIIIWw-Xt
the votes of such resimeits as were officered by
men not commissioned, notwithstanding the cir
cular previously blind inviting all soldiers to
vote---becattee, by this means, Mr. Ewing, the
Democratic candidate for Sheriff, wonAd be
We'plece theee charges on record—who will
attempt to controvert them
Gov Curtin and hia friende, with their none
bare-faced impudence, olaim that his adminis
tration has exercised wonderful economy, and
roundly assort that he was InstrUmental in the
recent reduction of the State debt through the
agency of . the Sinking Fund. Neer RIB a
claim made that had leas foundation in fact,
as we shall he able to demonstrate to the sat
isfaction of every tax paper who desires to
know the truth.
Not long sinee, the Commiesioners of the
Sinking Fund, comprising the AnditorGeneral,
State Treasurer and Secretary of the Common
wealth, notified the Governor that they had
paid off some nine hundred theustuuldollars
of the State debt, *hereupon the Governor; as
required by law, issued .his proclamation,
nouncing the caneellation andiextinguishment
of, the amount of debt certified to him' as 'paid
by these Commiosionera. This was the begin
ning and the end, •the sum and substance of
Governor Ourtli's *gene" in this transaction.
Re had no more to do with the creation of•the
Sinking Fund and, appreprieting money to the
oancellstion of the Suite debt,: theatile Empe
ror of China; and not half eci ninth to do with,
putting money into the Trenatley as with taking
it out to laviehupon his shoddy associates and
needy partisann. ' ,
Now let us see who deserves the credit for
proposing and creating this Sinking Fund,
through the operation of widolt .
State debt is , annually extinguished. •At ,the
session of the Legillature of 1856; Charles R.
Dudek*, then a Member of the State Renate,
and now Demooratio member of the Mailed
,proposed certain amendments
to the Constitution, and among. thern the Sec
tion creating a. Sinking Fund. .These sinned
menta were , adopted by the Democratic Legis
lature of- 1858,.again adopted by the Demo
cratic Legislature of 1857, submitted to the
vote of the people at the election of 18 5 7,
adopted and made part of the Constitution of
Pennsylvania, In the followieg words:
" To provide for the payment of the present
debt and any .additieeed debt Controlled so
aforesaid, the Legislature shall; at its first ses
sion after the adopt* of thine:mud:fleet, nee
ate a Sinking Fund, which, shall , be Butrufietat
to pay the accruing interest on such debt,' and
annually to reduce. tho principal! 'thereof by a
Bum not less than $250,000 ; which Sinking
Fund shall consist of the net annual income of
the public , works, from time to tinie owned by
the State, or the, proceeds of ,the - sale of the
same, or any part thereof, and of the income or
proceeds of sale of stocks owned by the State,
together with ether funds ,or resources that
m 1 4- be deelealed by law. The Bad Sinking
ktunfmay he increased, from time to timc, by
assigning to it any part of ,the taxes,:or other
revenues of the. State, not required for the
orthnary, and current expenses of
and uniees in case of war, invasion or insur
rection, no part of the said Sinking Fund shall
be used or applied otherwise than in extinguish
ment of •the public debt, until the: amount of I
such debt is redttaad below the , sum' of Ave
millions of dollars." .
In accordance with the amendment' lo the
Constitittion, the Legislature of 1858, passed
an act assigning certain revenue to the Oink
ing Fund, and directing their application:to the
payment of the interest and principal of the
Slate debt. , Among tke-reienuee thus; applied
to the Sinking Fund we find tonnage , fax paid
by radroadit. Will Governor Curtin-'deny that
he was instrumental in depriving the Sinking
Fund of this some. of revenue, amounting to
more than $BOO,OOO annually, and that he ap
proved of a bill the Tonnage Taal?
We have thus establiehed beyond controversy
that the Sinking Fund Wan Mated ,by the aka
stitution.-that revenues were assigned it by the
Legislature as directed by the Constitution, and
that so tar from having any agency, even the
most remote, in putting money into thia Sink
ing Fund, Governor Certin has, by his action
helped to take out, revenues amounting to more
than Tian& Iteltlenn .TnetigAND
How absurd then to claim for him the pecu
liar glory of having paid off a million of the
State -debt, when the truth is, that hie ally
sfency in the matter was to issue a proclama
tion announcing the amounit liquidated through
the operation of a Sinking Fund, created long
before.his official existence commenced.
The disastrous defeat of Gen. - Roseorans is
fully confirmed. He has fallen back upon
Chattanooga, after sustaining a fearful loss in
killed and wounded: fie was overwhelmed by
numbers, and . after as desperate a Struggle as
it was possible for men to make, his shattered
columns were forced to retreat. •Roseorans,
safe, as we trust, in Chattanooga, may, when
joined by Burnside, be soon in a condition to
agaitt advance.. But this will hot bring to life
the dead uselessly slain, or restore the limbs
of the minted. at this time Ile more terrible
disaster could have befallen us ; and what
makes it the'more to be regretted is the 'fact
that timely reinforcement would have prevent.
edit. This the Administration neglected. They
have been so busy for a month or two past ar.
ranging the programme of political campaigns
in the States, as to neglect altogether the fre
quent Warnings they have had Of the danger
threatening the Army of the Cumberland.
Altogether 'More , Intent on conquering the
Democrats of New, York, Pennsylvania and
Ohio, than the • rebel :army of Bragg, theyy,
have neglected to reinforce Rosecrens to. the
Went tboy anti bove dope to render success
certain, or even to guard against such a dis
astrous defeat as is now announced. They.
need not allege that they could spare no troops'
—that will not be grolted, The fact is known
that they sent:forty or fiftytkousand men from ,
the, army of . the Potomic to New York, where
'they were ant ren=o 2 . P'' thlt 7 " 'VE
Gov. Curtin and , the Sinking Fund.
Defeat of Rowena&
distributed in Pennsylvania eA llarylol, Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois thousanditf iroops‘wilo
are piseless , ere they are—stationed among
peg` 'qu . - - loyal, if not more so , than the
Pre ent . ' elf—but wh ,Rellglat, , ,harikheen
of 't se e had they fro n t '
is t 1 ato
Ge -.- ace. s. Or, w It.Aot, harogbeen
bet &to 1 e sent a , 1,, :1. •4# l firii ;''' . .lrom
Grant's army than to ha d t. :', , jz
at this particular time. The three columns
whichxecently moved from New Orleans an a
Jotorsik1114 14 .144010141: ..W.Till ts
inform us has to some extent proved a failure—
would have enabled Rosecrans to defeat any
force that could have been gent against, him.
secure Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, and
with bin :victorious legions thunder in the rear
President Lincoln, if he were blamed with
liiiY.more brains than it takes to make a fa
. natio, Would have learned ere this that he is
inOOmpetent to manage successfully war e nd
politics at the same time.
Lincoln a Secessionist.
The Abolition pries, while falsely charging
the ,Demoaratio party with sympathy for the
secessionists, seem to be entirely forgetful of
the fact that Lincoln himself, their /"resident,
their Idol, the man to whoce slightest nod they
require "unquestioning submission," is the
very rankest secessionist in the land. We Irish
to refresh their memoty on this subject—we
desire to call their attention to Lincoln's own
words-in proof of what we have said—and we
litelrrequest 'them to republish, for the in
formation of their readers,`' thV follnwing lan
guage uttered 'by the "iionest " rail-splitter
of Illinois before the atmosphere of the White
House had turned , his head and corrupted hie
heart . •
"ANY PEOPLE. ANYWHERE, ,BEING IN
CLINED AND HAVING ,`HE POWER, HAVE
THE ..R14117! TO Emsg UP AND SHAKE
OFF. THE EXISTING. GOVERNMENT ; AND
FORM A. NEW ONE THAT •SUITS. THEM
' , THIS IS -A MOST ;VALUABLE AND
SACRED RIGHT—a right which we-hope sod
believe is to liberate the world."—Abrahons
" 'For is the right Confined to cases in which
• the whole people„ off` the existing government,
may choose to, exercise it. , 'Any portion °Latch
people than, map; revo lutionize' and' nicks
their own, of. so Much tif . theterritory as they in
habit."—Ani4no 10 0 P-
P" MORE THAN THIS, A MAJORITY OF
ANY PORTION of such people MAY REVO
LUTIONIZE, putting down a minority—inter
mingled with; or near about them—who may
oppose their neevemenb.—AßßAHAM LINCOLN.
Now we submit that here, from Mr. Lincoln's
own Mouth, the !secessionists of the South may
read their jlistifioation—not for revolution
izing or rebelling only, but for the cruel course
they have pursued towards the Union men—
the , ‘72!:iaorityl —in "putting" them " down."
,Abolition papers : please_ publish.
Speech of Hoik.,Jeremlah S. Bllkck.
WO call attention to the speeoh of this dis
tinguished gentleman, delivered - at the great
Demooraic mass meeting in Lancaster on the
lith. It is published in full in our paPer. To
sap HIS an able spekch would be superfluous.
Of course all who wish to thoroughly under
stand the great questions of the day will read
it, and having done so, will form their own
opinion of its merits,
We have on. hand several communications,
which' we - should like to publish, but our space
is inadequate to the deinands upon IL The
pros . of matter upon us at ;this time is very
great, and we trust our correspondents willnx
ereise charity towards us, if their articlea are
delayed or even excluded. In either case; it
will be, not because we would not, but because
we multi not publish them.
Spirit of the Abolition Press.
To denonnoi a man ai a tliief„ liar, eorrup
tieniet and aooundtiel generally—and attempt
to proveit too by the record—before his nomina
lion for Governor, and, -after his nomination,
run up his name to the head of the ticket and
ask honest people.to vote for him. Vick Pitts
burg fiasette, Dispatch, and other Abolition
papers; • '
NEWS OF THE DAY.
SANDY Hons., Sept. 22.—The steamer Etna
from Liverpool,. with dates 'to the 10th, has
LONDON. Thursday, Sept. 10.—The Times'
Paris correspondent, writing on the French
oceapation•of Mexico, says
The. Federal Government may as yet .have
taken no official steps in the matter, but nu
merous private fetters from. America express
the strong dissatisfaction felt at the proceed
ings in _Mexico, and the conviction that the
government' at Washington reckons on not al
lowing the arrangements that have been made
to remain long as they are, without very seri
ous notice of them. The position the French
GovernMent finds itself in is difficult and deli
cate, and yon may depend that Mexican attire
are, at this moment, the principal subject of
its thoughts and anxiety.
Tha Times has a • leader, in answer to a cor
respondent who contencie that the two ships in
the Mersy, supposed to be for the Confede
rates, should be seized. The Times remarks,
in reply, that if . the Ministers defend these
vessels we do not think they would be justified
in doing soe but the queition entirely depende
on the evidence, whica can only be known
hereafter, as legal proofs are • wanting; but con
chiliei by saying : After all, perhaps, our cor
respondent 16 simply expressing a desire which
we have no doubt is pretty generally felt, that
the governmet would cut the vexatious knot
by detaining the two stem rams, and trusting
the case to a trial. Ho.wever, that matter
for the government itself to decide.
It is the very common belief that these ves•
nation they may be r
a t t o e v
whateverer o they..were originally
intermediately passed, art destined in the end
Idr the service of the Coteederates against the
Federals. It is the universal impression; and
if we were in the pesitioa of the Federals, and
had Bummed as they have from the operations
of such vesaels, we should be unlikely to take
the matter quietly; nor can we say that we
should expect to find mtch counterpoise to
no =tilting Herald denounces.the govern
ment for-interfering with the steam rams in
the Mersy i and refuses to believe the statement
of the Post, lat .they are detained on mere
suspicion., a i
The &itieh :Foreign Anti-Slavery Soci
ety -memorialized. Earl. Rtz.ssall to, stop the
vessels, on anti-slaverrgrottuds.
The Pare de. :La . laire says: Two clipper
steamers bnildin' Nantes,_ and two at Bei.=
d emur are suspected of being intended for the
Ts • "L. ‘3:
SohoAggpeats extortions that the recognition
thttinoth and an alliance between the Con
federates, French and Mexican Governments
ore both decided on. T, e Mexican and
questions are , unehang .."
;it , DBLIMED,_ M .: Al
B AEMB t 0 •
BESTED FOR ' ES - i , t; ,
_:- Ammon, Sept. 2 . 1—'1 , 1 , ue't , .c _ Jr.,
* •,th h
e Suffo 'fir, , ' en stedi,
n; he having been drafted and pa
"reled O F report, in due form, to the board of
enrollment of the third district. When Mr.
Cr6olter *as notified to appear at the head
with a substitute, but because he refused to
comply with what he considered the improper
ese,edons, of the Provost Marshq, the substi
tute he presented was not accepted. This pro
voked Mr. Crocker, and he appealed to the
authorities . at Washington to protect him in
his right, and - defied - the-board.of enrollment,
he told them, as theymould not accept his sub
The War Department subsequently sustained
the action of the board of enrollinent, and' Mr.
Crocher, some time atter the day given him to
report had passed, was notified of this and re.
quested to call at the office of the Provost Mar
shal, but neglected to do so, and was arrested.
On an examination by the board of enrollment,
Mr. Cracker was declared to be able-b 0444 and
ordered into the service, but Wall allowed a
furlough nntil.Wednesday, when he will have
to go intonamp, as by the decieion, of the . War
Department -his privilege to: fornish w substi
tute or to pay eommutationanoney, is now cut
off. Mr. Crooker is a son of Hon: Samuel L.
Crocker, of Taunton, formerly a madiber of
Congress, and brtither-in-law of Major General
NEW YORK. Sept. 22 —The Mestaship Mk
sianippi repbrto passing Charleston at 8 o'clock
on Sunday Owning, (20th,) and heard heavy
The. Fulton 'reports the work of Mounting
gum( Qfl , Battery 11#egg very slow, in ointai)-
(laoilOo.of etiq.'and shell from , the rabbi
Battery Bee and rort'.tdciplieht! They • ftrirat
intervals about 41111.0 of i s les anti greatly
annoy . thei [We hOuld suppose so.]
Wasatscpros, Sept. 22.—IaforrnatiOn re
ceived 'to-day, Btivetat 'bears later than that
published in We nierning papers, confirms the
leading 'pants in the' printed' telegrams. .The
fact' that Itiniecrins iris not sooner rein
forced, is nit certainly the fault of the Govern
, There id no doubt' that every effort is
now making to' increase hie strength by rein
forcementefrornmore than oneicAreotton.-
[A,cooriling .to t i e telegraphers - the lines
being. entirely under: the• control of Gevfon*
inent' administration never. do
wrong. We 'Ginnie 'the fact that they, were
"not certainly" to blame for the noc-reiriforce
meat of Roseanne in time to prevent'the great
disaster which has'befallen him.. It wee their
slault,'? and theirs only, and on their heads is
the blood of the ten, fifteen, or twenty thon
sand brave men who have fallen killed or Woun
ded, in the- terrible 'conflict. What they are
now doing we neither know Dor. , care ; we - know
well what they shOuld'have done long ago and
did not do.]
BY THE MAILS.
ABOUT 'GENERAL ROSECRANS-LATEST
WAIIHINGTON, 21.-? Nothing has been
talked of or thought of in Virashixgton to-day
except the fate of Rosectrans' army..
It is officially ascertained that he has fallen
back to Chattanooga to await the arrival of
Burneidee force's, which were yesterday with
in thirty miles, and were expected to be up
with him to-day, when a forward movement
would be promptly made upon the lines of the
enemy at Pigeon ,Mountain. •
The utmost confidence is felt here that upon
the junction of Burnside with Roseorans the
enemy would be badly beaten, and compelled
to fall back upon Rome or Atlanta. •
In the meantime ' much nolieitude is ex
pressed in regard to the movements of General
Meade to take advantage of the depletion of
the rebel'artny in Virginia.
The Yntional Republican says!
The enemy attacked' Roseorans again , on
Sunday morning, at nine o'clock, with over
*Miming numbers. The battle'raged fiercely
' • • ,1
According to, the lateet setionnts 'reeeived
here up - to two 'o'Cleck tide afternooit; which .
,eight o'cltick . last evening,
We, and only two of. Gen. Rosiortuis' divisions
gave way ; it utterpanic ' ADA confueibil. But
from 8,000 to 10,000 of these had been rallied
and got beck to their places , while .
der of the army had' net given way , nor' re=
treated ? end at the latest moment was driving
the advance of the rebel army beck. '•
This we,know is the latest nevitittere. 4
The unmber, of killed 'and wounded on both
Sides probably,not fall Short, of 80,000.
LotrieviLlat,. Sept. 41-11 46 P. M.—Not
word has been received , from Rosecrans army
The reports here that the rebels in consider
able mumbers were coming.into pietern Ken
tucky through Pound Gap was untrue.
Rumors, impossible to authenticate now,
prevail among them that a large part of den.
Grant's army is , rapidly moving .forward to
aid Roseanne that the eugagenitilit between
Rosecrans' and Bragg's armies is still pro
:The military authorities here do not believe
that auy very seriously disastrous results have
occurred to Rosecrans' army.
EXPEDITION TO ALEXANDRIA, LA.-RE
, BEL CANNON CAPTURED AND A FORT
CAIRO, Sept. 20.—Au expedition under Gen.
C. Ricker, from' Natchez to Alexandria, cap
tured several cannon and destroyed a fortifica
tion at Alexe c ndrial A large quantity of mules,
stores and cattle were also captured.
A SKIRMISH NEAR KNOXVILLE-SUR
RENDER OF '.A SMALL UNION FORCE.
ksexvn.T.r; Tenn., Sept. 16.-- - Wednes
day Lieut. Col. Haps, with SOO: men of the
100th Ohio regiment, was attacked. near Til
ford, twenty-three miles up the railroad, by
1 ) ,(300 rebels, under Gen. Jankeon. After fight
ing gallantly for two hours, our forces; losing
heavily in killed and wounded, were compelled
to surrender to overpowering numbers. .
C`O#FRE AND QUANTRELL,
A Cairo dispatch, Sept. 15, says:
General Hunter has arrived here, to preside
over a commission to investigate the burning
of the Rath.
A special dispatch from Leavenworth to the
Democrat states that a messenger who came
into Fort Scott on Wednesday night, reports
that Coffee was at Cowstain prairie with fifteen
hundred men. Quantrell had passed Ball's
Mills, with most of his command, on the way
South. It was supposed that he would join
A company of the Second Kansas (colored)
regiment, and a company dr the Third' Wiscon
sin cavalry; are a few mites from Coffee's ren
dezvous. Blunt is on his way with a small
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21
THE TIOESBEFIG PRISONERS.
Reliable information has been received by
the military and political authorities here that,
of the, en 714)1 and the laws and
usages of war, Jeff, Davis is reinforcing Gen.
Bragg's army with the prisoners taken and
paroled at Vicksburg and Port Hudson, with
eut waiting to have them exchanged. Already
the I War Department is said to have
Aosini a seriout diffietilties with the
Iglgh' nd e , honiihible grades of officers a r. us L andAicksburg, these
tte fuel , t'. •ea . t up , command their
en 0 of t • ,• du 41ide by exchange
or otherwise from their pare
GEN. EIBEEY—THE Elovß WAR,
Gen. Sibley's victory over the Indians-400
Sioux lc dges—at , Stone Hill, is regarded with
IsatiesteliemAkeit wilt have. theieireat ofiratarn
ing to active service against the rebels several
thousands of the:troops now engagod in the
Indian war in Gen. Pope's department. Sib
ley took many hundred prisoners,and has de
stro whole camp property ttlytyavages
age' 4 , ‘, om hew tending
EXECUTION* DESERTEV;; .
A let or from the Army of the Potomac to t
night stating that i st map&as seven substitutes,
who had Clesirted,Vittle shot in' the several
0,14 tiVi Oe? caseliati hat ProMpt
as sari Fpuniabinetit airaita this'Clasa of
offenders, without the hope of pardon.
A DRAFT: MAGMA AIMAIGNID.
Dr. N. 11. nasals, Surgeon for the First
District, Pennsylvania, has been arraigned for
trial before a court • martial, under the-15th
section of the enrollmint act. This section
provides . "that any surgeon charged with the
duty of such itisPection, who shall receive from
an y p e rson whomsoever any money or other
valuable thing, Oragree, direotly or indirectly,
to receive the same to his, own or another's
use, for making an imperfect- inspection, or a
false or incorrect report, or who &hall wilfully
neglect SA makelaigittkful - linspedtion•acid true
report, shall be tried by a court martial, and
da ockivbitibe thriflief, lie puithibed by a- fine
not exceeding five hundred dollars aid tie
Itarditiontiq Grail dimmed/in. of the :court,. and
be cashiered and disemiseed from the se
Cigi: 'Yea) t 3; PrOvost Marshal of
Distria Patihsylvatia, , bas been
THscinti,lT lifti , PijillTlCS AT EASTON.
t d r aft f th
ASTON, ep_.for the
AgleetAcyal gstriltq ', 411 4 11 .,BAT,Ifiltia•- was
commenced here 114 morning, wita Easton,
and ir migkessed : •quietly tltiougyon.t the day.
A.:large concourse Of -people were in 'atten
dance, and the best of feeling prevailed. The
bOnittriitAilgeititiallk- IdOPtedithe tied-ribbon
badge, and eekred themselves considerably.
Gott 'lluitilf:ttirtfred here . B%ont - noon; iijid
spoke to si large aesentblege of people on the
was . followed by Judge
SliannoVel Pitthurg; and others. - •
The 'Demoaratia Coniention to nominate a
Aoatttz..tipket. was tlso• convened hete_ to-day.
Judge troodWaid, was here on Satirday, and
spoke, it the. Democratic Club room in the
To-night: Judge Campbell, of Schuylkill
county, will addrees thot Republioans,,and-llon.
William A. Porter, of Philadelphia, the Demo
To-morrow the annual fair of the Farmers'
and Alechanies' Institute will be opened.
NEWS FROM JAPAN AND CHINA.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21.—Arrived, ship
Herald of the Morning, from Boston.
A private letter from the American Minis
ter, Mr. Prnyn, datad Hanagawa, Japan, Aug.
10, says that the prompt resentment of the out
,npon our flag
,has milted most favorably.
The Wyoming, with six vino, destroyed a Jap
anesesteamei, bark :and brig mounting twenty.
two. guns, besides engaging six batteries. The
accomplishment of somnoh with little means
astonished'the government and people of Japan,
and, what is strange, the government is obliged
TUB SOLDIERS' RIGHT TO VOTE.
When a eoklier returns to Ms election district,
he resumes all the civil rights of citizenship, and
his residence being unimpaired by his temporary
absence, he has a right to vote on election day, but
under the Constitution, to which his fealty is due,
he can acquire no right to vote elsewhere, except by
a change of residence from one district to another.
* * .The ,learned fudge deprecate. a con
etruCtibri that shall igSFRANOHISE our volunteer
eotiliers.,-.4seikes ue that 4 1 : hil an inaccurate use
Of language. The Conslitution voula flisfi:anchise
no qualified voter. But, to secure purity of elec
;Otis it tWo,!s.lol:httre„#,O?ters in Oa:Place where they
are best known on election ,day.- If a voter voiu,n
-444 stays' at' hOnie; or goee on a journey, 09 1 0618
the army of his country, can it be said the Consti
tution has diifranchiled him ?: Four of the judges
of this entrG living in other parts of this State,
find themselVes, `the day' of every 'Presidential
election, i, the city o2f Pittsburg, white their official
dutiei take thin and 'where they are not Permiited
to vote_ Have they a right to charge the Coneti
tution with disfranchising them 'I Such is ;stir case
and such is the case . ofthe volunteers in the
The right of serage is carefully preserved for
both. them atil Us, to be enjoyed when the return to
the places which the Constitution has appointed for
its exercise.--Gso. W. WOOD WARD.
"These States (I,i:4Th-rift
s in their individuality,
but `their collective glories are in the Union. By
all means, at all hazards, are they to be main
tained in their integrity an'd the full ntearart of
their.constitutional 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
confidence and affection—mutual support and-pro
tection against external dangers. It is the chosen
expression of the strongest paesion ofyoung hearts.
It is the charmed circle within which the family
dwells. It is man helping his fellow-man in this
rugged, world. It is States, perfect in themselves,
confederated for 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 Onoviv onward to the same
sublime destiny, and all instinct with - acommon
life. Our fathers pledged their lives, their for
tunes, and their sacred honors, to form this Union
—let mire be pledged to maintain it."—Quo. W.
WOODWARD, July 4, 1851.
Extract from the decision of Judge `Pooh-
WARD sustaining 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 ordinary UM* did not
these circumstances constitute an emergency that
justified the . pushing of legislation to the extremest
limit of the Constitution P No eitit on , co uld be
blamed for volunteering. He was invoked to do so
by appeals as strong as his lobe of country. In
the nature of things Moo is nothing unreasonable
in exempting a soldier's property from execution
whilet he is absent froth -honie battling for the
supremacy'of the Constitution 'andthe integrity of
the Union. And when he has. not run before ht.
vas sent, but has yielded himself up to the call of
country, his self-sacrificing' patriotism pleads,
,all the indulgence front his
creditors which the Legislature have power to gra n?.
If the term of indulgence seem long in this instant-,
it toms not longer than the time for which the Pre
&mit and Congress demanded the soldier's ser.
"I am not and never have been a Wative Amer
ican' in any political sense, any more than lan 64'
have been a Whig,..Antimason or an Abolitionist.
* * * The speech so often quoted against 7!?t',
ir am not responsible for. lt was introduced into
the debates by a iihigreporter, in violation of th. :
rules of the body, which required him to submit ler
revision before publication, and which he never
* * * r promptly denounced it, in the face of
the Convention, as I have done many a time since,
as a gross misrepresentation. * * * The N‘2-
live American party itself is my witness. Sete
y ears ago I was the caucus nominee for U. S.
Senator. The county of Philadelphia was repre
sented by Natives. They asked whether, 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 kf triumph over
their victory."—Gro. W. WOODWARD, Pi - taint : l,
TROOPS AT ELECTIONS.
By the 96th aootion of the act of Assembly
of the State of Pennsylvania' of 2d July, 1839,
it is 'enacted that
"Nobody of troops in the-army of the United
State!, or of thie Commonwealth, shall be present,
either armed or unarmed, at any place of electkn
within this Conimonwealth, during the time of such
THE Clinton Democrat says it is reported
that the drafted men of Potter and Tioga coun
t* (strong republican counties,) are not re
quired to report for duty until after the elec
tion ! The Lewisburg Chronicle says it is
informed that 'no drafted man or substitute,
will be called tq leave our (Union] county, un
til-about the lbth of October—two days after
ths,edeegou I' Union county is another hot
bed 'of Republicanism ! !
Weitted by an ettorney, a clerk to engross
other people's attention.
On Monday morning, Bept. Slat, Seennn Munn, EfiU
of John and Mary B. Hoffer, aged 18 months and 27
The funeral will take place from the residence of his
parents in Washington avenne, on Wednesday morning
at 10 o'clock. The relatives and friends are respect•
tally invited to attend.
ing fdr Ladles and Gentlemen. Inquire of
Beeped street, nearly opposite the Buehler House.
FOR SALE.—The subscriber wishes to
sell at private eale hie entire stock of Candies,
Toys, Frulto, &c., & 0., of his store in Fourth street
near Market t Elarriaburg Alto the right of keeping
the eland onthe pavement in Market street near Fourth.
For terms inquire at store. P. JEANETTE.
In pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Court, wit
be sold at public sale, on eaturday the I.oth day of Oe
tuber, at the Court House in the city of Harrisburg, at
2 &clock p. in., a valuable lot of 21 . 01 , 12 1 1, Meath in the
city, of Harrisburg, it being lot No. 13 in the plan of
lots laid out by Aaron Botabaugh, commencing at a post
on Nakert , s farm and lot No. 12 of said plan; thence.
alont said lot two hundred feet to Basalt as alley; thence
along south side of said alley twenty feet to tot No. 14
of aforesaid plan thence along said lot two hottdrel
feet to Nakert's lane ; thence along said lane to place
of beginning; it being the property of John Curtis, de
Sale •to commence at two O'clock. as above stated.
when the terms and conditions of said Bale will be made
known by JOHN MAGL.SUCHLIN,
eep 21-4 t (Mardian.
WANTED.—Several Wood Workmen
at once at the EAGLE WORKS.
WANTED.—A Wood Planer at the
sep 21-St NAGLE WOBZB.
D R.. J. C. ROYER,
1:10 3EI IV ri" 18 T,
OFFICE IN WYETH'S BUILDING,
In room formerly occupied by Dr. Carman,
COINER OP MARKET Mitt AID 111REXT
VALUABLE PROPERTY AT PRI
VATE MALL—The subscriber will sell at priyre,
sale that valuable Tavern Strad, situate on Ridge Road,
; in the Sixth Ward, Harrisburg, corner of Broad Wee:.
being 26 feet in front and 72 feet deep. The improve
ment:it are a two-story frame Tavern }rouse, with three-
Aar, hack building. H3drsnt water in the premises.
and other Oonyenieneee. Tho property is calculated
either for a store or a hotel, being eligibly situated.
For terms apply on the premises to
HEN LY BOSTGEN.
Haasisnuao, September 9, 1863
P. S.—The subscriber will also sell a fine six year al
horse. and family carriage, having no use for the same.
sep 10-tf H. B.
This old established , House.lice undergone extengve
improvements, aid been thoroughly renovated and
It is pleasantly located In the heart of the city, in
allay &COM Ida the State Capitol and P4blic. Uroande.
O w For the B.6lll4lMadatitet of our guests l toe roc::
recently commenced to run a Conch to an d from the Bat.
road. In tsis manner unpleasant delay in leaving:
Depot for the Hotel will be avoided, and much mcr:
time a f forded guests for meals - ethen leaving the Houp..
Ipteading that the IMEHLER HOUSE shall be raz:'y
& honie•like resort for the etrtoger slid traveler we -se
spectrally golialt a continuance of the public patr 6 agg ° •
GEO. J. BOLTON,
MOUNT VERNON HOUSE,
.Street, above Arch,
A. P. BLAIR, PROPIIIET4R)
sepls] Late of 1 • Surf Souse," Ada do City, vsr...
NTOTICE TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACT
„I,I ORS.—Settled proposals, properly endorses
and directed to the undersigned, will be reeeivo
at the, City Clerk's office till 6 o'clock p m., SEP
fembirr 24, for the erection of a house for tae
Mount Vernon nook and Ladder Company, acconi
,ins to drawings now en Ste in the so.kj office. The
house to have Pressed igiek front, ito eellar,, Fa
brick pavement in the centre. Contractor to 's''
nieh all the material, and do all the work complelt: ,
and to specify the time of completion of the cro::t.
Council reserving the right to reject all bids rho:
may think not to the interest of the eity.
W. 0. BICE:01Z,
sepll-s.hrt.24 President Common Council.
Ff ik. SURE CHANCE TO MAKE
"A Penny Saved is a. Penny Earned."
By buying your• •
BOOTS, SILAS AND
Kimball's Shoe Store, 38 1-2, Market Et ,
YOU WILL SAVE MONEY.
The undersigned, thankful for the very liberal
tronage he has enjoyed ? would reiTactfully aurkoance:o
the public that he bee new in Store one of the largess
and best selected stock of Boots, Shoes, Gaiter', Trunk?,
&c.. to be found in the city, which will be sold z its
very small advance. Remember the place :
KIMBALL'S MOE STORE, No. 38.1, MARKET St
(Next door to Mtallego Jewelry Store.)
J. C• KIMBALL.
TOR 'SALE.—The house and lot, situ
atai ou the Omer of fecoad and North streets, in
the city of Harrisburg. Title Indisputable. For hf
ther information apply on the premises, to Mrs Josbus