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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
HON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
FOR JUDGE OF TUN SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
Of ALLMON/INT COUNTY-
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY NOMINATIONS.
DANIEL D. BOAS, of Harrisburg.
J. WESLEY AWL, Harrisburg.
CHAS. H. ZIEGLER, Reed township.
JOHN RAYMOND, Middletown.-
T. A. HAMILTON. (3 years.) Harrisburg,
JACOB BUCK, (1 year,) Upper Paxton.
JAMES HOBICLWa, lefferson
DAVID lIMBERGER, Lower Paxton.
DIRECTOR OF THY POOR,
JOHN BUM Wait Hanover.
JAMES M'CORMICH, Jr., Harrisburg.
TO DEMOCRATIC EDITORS AND
Sar'IMPORTANT NOTICE.—Many of the news
papers in the interior of the State are printiag
the name of our candidate for Supreme Judge,
1 , Walter B." instead of Walter H. Lowrie,
which is the proper way. This mistake, espe
cially if carried out in the printing of tickets,
may be the means of depriving us on the count
of thousands of voles. Let editors and printers
at once look to this, and print the name here
after WALTER It. LOWRIE..
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 Chagnon of the State
Central Committee. -
CIIARLF.E J. BIDDLE, Chairman
DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMiIIIT■
Rosins 144 S. Sixth Street, Second Story
Cimissann—Hon. OSMIUM J. BIDPLV,
Seerstary—Jasum R. anima, Esq.
lit6Sleflt--001. WILLIAM 11. KSIONLINK .
The officers are in attendance daily at the Committee
:4,', 011 :114 (Mcd I :Av o,:frfli
Saturday, September 26.
Fyan's Store, Bedford county. [To be addressed by
Hon. A. H. Coffroth, Hon. Wm. Beer, Slung,
B- Myers and John Palmer
monongabels City, Washington county.
Perryopolis, Fayette county.
Pleasant Orore. Wanbington county.
MarsludPs, Dover, York county. (Evening.)
Pottstown, Montgomery county- [To be addressed by
Hon. tihas. W. Oarrigem and Wm. H. Witte-
Richhill, Greene county.
Monday, September 28.
Stroudsburg, Monroe county. [To be addressed by Thos.
J. Mites, Km. W. A. Porter, and others.]
Pletcher's, Bedford county_
Beibmip, Armstrong deunt.Te
Tuesday, September 29.
Middleburg, Snyder county. [To be addressed by Hon.
Wm. H. Miller, lion. Wester Clymer and lion Win.
Toms, Armstrong county.
Wednesday, September 30_
Uniontown, Fayette county. [To be addressed by Ta
ller. Bigler Hon. J S. Black, Hon. heater Cly
mer, Mon. H. D. Forster, Hon. Wm. Montgomery
Bloody Run, Bedford county.
Thursday, October 1,
Coehran's Mills, Washington county.
Union Grove, Washington county.
Buena Vista, Bedford county.
Kutztown, Barks county. [To be addressed by Hon. J.
(Haney Jonee ead J. Imwrenee Gets, of Heading, in
the linglish language ; and W. Bosentbal, of Read
ing, A. L. Rube, Req., of Allentown, and Mr. D. Z.
Schindler, of Lancaster, in Herman.]
Lewisburg. Union county. [To be addressed by Hon.
Wm. 11-Witte, Col. Kane and Hon. Ohas. W . Car-
Friday, October 2.
Saltßak township, Fayette county,
Pleasantville, Bedford county.
Saturday, October 3.
Plough Tavern, Berke county.
osnt's Reboot House, Fayette county.
Prosperity, Washington county.
Himbleville Chester county.
Bowman's, Lebanon county. [To be addressed by Hon.
Newtown, Backs county.
Woodbury, Bedford county.
Pore, York county.
Bellefonbe. Centre county. [To be addressed by Hon.
Wm. H Witte, Col. R. P -Kano and 8. H. Heynolda.]
Indiana ,Indiana county. [To be addressed bylion.W.
H. Witte, Er-Governor Bigler, Hon. Mester Cly
mer, Hon. John 1.. Dawson, R. L. Jobnaten, Sao.
Hon. H. D. Poster, and other eminent speakers.]
Thursday. October 8.
Carlisle, Cumberland county. [A grand rally, to be ad.
dr.seed by Kt-Governor Win. Bigler, Hon. Win A.
Porter, Hon. Chas. W. Carrigan, Hon. W. H. Witte,
Gee. Northrop, Baq.,lifon.A. Y. Parsons, and other
Downingtown, Chester county. •
DoyliNtown, Backs county. [To be addressed by HOll.
Chas. W. Carrigan.]
Ki owe ttannin B g, Armstrong county.
Friday, October 9.
Hpringteld, Fayette minty.
Bowser, Bedford county.
Saturday, October 10.
Yellow Tavern, Berke county.
Dawson , s Station, layette county.
lietbolo'. IdelltitotinnY county.
Selinsgrove, Snyder county. [To be addressed by Hon.
Wm H. Witte, Geo. Northrop, Esq., and lion. C.
Tinicum, Bucks county. [To be addressed by Dr. B.ldge
and Hon. Obsg. W. Carrigan.]
Dionday, October 12.
Beading, Berke county.
Freystown, York county. [Evening]
James Barns, of Melia County.
Chevalier Forney, in his editorial letter to
the Press of the 22d instant, after deseanting
upon the beauty of the scenery, and the fer
tility of the Juniata valley, says : " Probably
the richest man in this fertile Talley is James
Burns. Esq., who is said to be the owner of
four or five valuable farms, and who, by his
energy, industry and intelligence, has secured
the esteem and confidence of his fellow-citi
zens. I deeply regretted to hear that he was
not classed among the friends of Goy. Curtin."
This announeentant was to us an agreeable
nowise. We were aware that Mr. Barna had
accumulated a large fortune, but, from the fact
that a short time since he wrote to ne that he
Gould no tower afford to take ourpaper we feared
through some misfortune he had been divested
of hie Amyl earned wealth.
We were Wee aware that Mr. Burns oppoaed,
mkrobably clawed the defeat of the Demo
tisket-hrMilitia county het fall ;
and we shall hereafter rest satisfied in the
hope that he will be found this fall exerting his
" energy, industry and intelligence" in the
support of Woodward and the entire Demo
Taxatlon—Darkness 1a the Future. •
However bright the sun of glory—the glory
of War, and Blood, and Devastation—may now
shine, there must come a period of eclipse,
total or pirtial, when darkness, or at least
twilight, will cover the land, and the voices
that are now shouting hosannas to the gory
God of War, will be hushed, or heard only in
lamentations. The "mills of the Gods grind
slow, but they grind exceeding fine," and the
grists that we are now throwing into the hop
pers with hopeful hearts, when they come
thence, will fill us with sorrow. The future,
looming up dark and gloomy, is before us, and
we cannot evade it. No subterfuge, no art,
no ingenuity, can protect us against the coming
storm. We have sown the wind, and we must
reap the whirlwind. The day of reckoning,
when we will be called open to pay for the
luxuries in which we are now revelling—such
luxuries as harpies and ghouls delight in—is
nearly at hand, and prudence calls upon us to
prepare for it.
The Pittsburg Post, one of - the most valuable
Demoeratie papers in the State, contains a very
able and, it strikes us, carefully prepared and
accurate article on the subject of the National
Debt and Taxation, which it will be the inter
est of every one to ponder. We shall hate the
liberty of making such extracts from this ar
ticle as suit our purpose. After some very
judicious remarks on past history relating to
taxation, the Post says:
"And these reflections very naturally induce
us to consider how. the Federal taxes will af
fect our own State and county. In apportion
ing the quota of Pennsylvania under the - draft
of 300,000, her share was 50,000, or one-sixth
of the whole number. Therefore, one-sixth is
her share of the national debt, and the interest
upon it. Now, computing that debt (when the
war shall be ended) at three thousand millions
of dollars, at an average interest of 6 per cent.,
the whole amount mould be $180,000,000 per
annum, and Pennsylvania's share of the prin
cipal would be $500,000,000, and of the inter
est $30,000,000, (thirty millions,) or one-sixth
of each. We all remember how we were alarmed
when our State debt ran up to Fenn Nitlifffil
—and we failed to meet the mere interest of this
on one occasion at least. One year's interest
on our then alarming State debt was, say $2, :
400,000. Pennsylvania's yearly taxes for Fed
eral use will now be TWELVE AND A HALF
times as much. Moreover our State debt is by
no means cancelled. It yet amounts to about
"nor will the ending of the war reduce the
amount of the taxes required of us by the Na
tional Government. Tne three thousand mil
lions (we hope and prayit may be less) will
be unpaid, and the interest upon it must be met
yearly FOREVER. ! Besides this, there will be
other burdens which are as yet almo-t unfelt.
One of these is the support of our immanee
navy, now being unavoidably created, and
another is the PeNsion LIST. What this last
will be we have no means of knowing, but it is
stated that up to the first of this month 170,000
claims for pensions were allowed and verified
at the Surgeon General's office, Counting
these at an average of $8 per month, and as
suming that this list will only be increased to
250,000, (or 80,000 more,) the yearly snm to
be paid for pensions would be, say, $24,000,-
000. The emoted duty of providing for the sick
or disabled soldier will not be avoided nor
complained of by any man with a heart in
his bosom—and one-sixth of this humane con
tribution will be cheerfully paid by our good
old State. Thus, adding four millions more
(for pensions) to thirty millions which is her
share of the interest, and her yearly share of
the Federal expenses for interest and pensions
alone will be $34,000,000! !"
Here, then, as estimated by the Post—and
we consider the estimate rather under than over
the mark—we find Pennsylvania saddled with
a permanent National Tax of $34,000,00,
(thirty-four millions,) in addition to the State
tax, which is over $2,000,000. However, in
this relation, we shall leave the State tax out
of the question and confine ourselves exclu
sively to that larger and more onerous sum,
the result of the war and Abolition mismanage
ment and robbery_ Of these $84,000,000 of
Federal taxes, proceeding on the basis of pop
ulation, and estimating the number of inhabi
tants of Dauphin county at 50,000, one-sixth
of the State enumeration, the amount which
will be levied upon the county annually will be
rather above than below $550,000.
This is an enormous sum to be paid every
year by the people of Dauphin. What think
you of it, good people—tax-payers of Dauphin ?
We are making no attempt to scare you—we
are telling you no fictitious tale to change your
politics or excite your ire. What we assert,
we believe to be the truth, and we lay it be
fore you for the purpose of preparing you for
what must come to pass. If we could reason
ably believe that the duration of this heavy
tax would be brief—that it would terminate in
ten, or twenty years, we might, in considera
tion of the cause, treat it less seriously. But
it looks to us like a burden which must descend
from generation to generation. Look at it
Oui l . State debt stood for several years at about
$40,000,000. It is yet about $38,000,000. How
many years have we been extinguishing
$2,000,000 of it ? For the sake of argument,
or elucidation, say ten years. Then, if it has
taken ten years to pay two millions of debt,
ask yourselves how Tatty years it will require
to pay five hundred millions. When you settle
that simple question of arithmetic, you can tell
exactly when you will be rid of the burden of
Federal tax—ssss,ooo—which Dauphin county
will be called upon yearly to pay until the debt
If you reply to us that the estimate of debt
upon which our calculation is based is too high,
we can only say that we do not think.bo—that
we really (ear, when all is finished and the
books balanced, the national debt will be found
to be nearer four thousand than three thousand
millions. But on this subject, and others inti
mately connected with it, we give the conclu
ding remarks of the Post :
"It may be objected that our estimate of
three hnndred millions of national debt is too
high. We do not think so, but all will admit
that the amount, Ivhatever it is, is fearfully
large—there can be no mistake about that.—
Let every man make his own estimate, reducing
ours as he may, and he will never be able to
make it satisfactory_ As for our estimat e o f
the Pension List, we are sure it is much too
"In calling' attention to the monstrous
amount of taxation to which we are now sub
ject, we wish to state distinctly that we do not
promise the Democratic party can or will re
move it, if they shalt obtain power. That
last men in the country to manage the won
etrous budget, or to make it even tolerable to
the heavy laden people. We will no more con•
sent to the repudiation of this debt, than we
will to the dissolution of the Union. Bat we
declare our conviction that the incompetents at
Washington cannot provide for the one, nor do
they wish to restore the other. We claim for
the Democratic party that, whether in or out
of power, they have never counseled a viola
tion of contrast, either financial or political,
and they never will. We leave to the people
the earnest consideratien of this stupendous
subjict of taxation, which we have but briefly
discussed—they must determine whether a
party which has wrought such fearful ruin
everywhere, should be continued any longer in
power either in the State or in the nation."
We join the Pose in recommending "our
friends in the several counties, editors and
others, to make estimates of their own respect
ive shares of these terrible taxes. Let the
people know what they have to pay :"
A Calumny Nailed.
The Carlisle Volunteer —Extra— of the 24th,
contains the following correspondence, which
sufficiently explains itself. There is no end
to the vile slanders which the Abolitionists are
circulating against Judge Woodward, and we
are glad that one opportunity has occurred of
which he his availed himself to express clear
ly his sentiments, which have been shamefully
misrepresented by his unscrupulous opponents.
We invite the attention of all Democrats and
every candid Republican to Judge Wooßward's
letter, in which he crucifies his maligners-:
OARLISZZ, Sept. 18,1803.
Hon. GEO. W. WOODWARD:
DEAR SIR :—I have been informed that lion.
Lemuel Todd, who presided over the Conven
flon which renominated Hon. Andrew G. Cur
in addressing a ratification meeting, held
recently in this county, stated that he had been
informed that a certain Judge Hall said, that
in a recent conversation -with him, you had
avowed yourself a believer in the doetrines of
secession and in favoti of an immediate recog
nition of the South.
While I am fully satisfied that you have
never held or avowed them eentimente, t tleem
it important that your friends should have au
thority to contradi3t the Statement. Will you,
therefore, be kind enough to inform me whether
you ever held such a convereation with Judge
Rufus E. SHAPLEY.
chairman Democratic Standing Committee
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 1863
RUFUS E. SHAPLEY, ESQ :
DEAR SIR !—Just returned from Easton,
where I went to assist at the funeral of our
much lamented friend, t i tle Hon. Richard Brod
head, I find your favor of the 18th, informing
me of a story which Mr. Todd produced at a
public meeting, after obtaining it through a
channel which is not specified.
There is not a word of truth in the story. I
know no Judge Hall, and cannot remember that
I ever knew a man of that name.
So far from ever avowing belief in secession or
favoring recognition of the Southern Confederacy,
I AM. AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN,OPPOSED
TO BOTH, AND AM IN FAVOR OF SUP
PRESSING THE REBELLION BY WHICH
130TH ARE SUPPORTED.
My life has been spent, thus tar, in uphold
ing the Constitution of the United States as
the Fathers framed it—the Union they formed,
and the Constitution and laws of the State ;
and whatever of life remains to
.me will be de
voted to the same ends whether it be spent in
public or private station. .Neither secession
nor the malignant fanaticism that caused it
will ever find an advotate in me.
Trusting that this is a sufficient answer to
the calumny you allude'to, I remain, dear air,
Very Way route,
The whole State is alive with Democratic
meetings. Mass meetings in all the county
towns and equally spirited, but smaller ones,
in the townships, are now daily Occurrences.
From every section of the Old Keystone costes
to our ears the cheering shout, "Woodward—
Lowrie—the Constitution—the Union, and Vic
tory !" We cannot keep the run of all these
meetings—glad as we should be to public*
them all, we cannot do it—they are so numer
ous that we cannot find space even to briefly
Twos. COUNTY.—In this county, so long po
litically wrong, large and enthusiastic meet
ings have been held. At Covington on the
16th, there was a rousing gathering—lion. D.
L. Sherwood, presiding. At Roseville, Mans
field, Chatham Centre and other places, large
meetings have been held, and things look well.
CRAWFORD COUNTY.—Twenty thousand Dem
ocrats assembled at Meadville on the 17th, to
celebrate the anniversary of -the adoption of
the Constitution. Hon. Gaylord Church, pre
sided—stirring speeches were made and sound
resolutions adopted. Think of twenty thou
sand Democrats at one meeting in western
Pennsylvania! ' Yet some place the number as
high as forty thousand. Hurrah ! for that
streak of sunshine in the west. Crawford,
and Erie, and Venango, and Clarion, and Mer
cer were there—there in their glory, which
will be eclipsed in brightness by the still
greater glory which they will send out through
the ballot-bex on the 13th.
WASHINGTON COUNTY.—OId Washington . has
been putting herself in order for the fight. A
tremendous meeting was held there on the
18th, Geo. P. HAMILTON presiding. The great
est enthusiasm animated the assembled people.
The Court House, Smith's Hell, and the open
street were used upon the occasion. Will. A.
Stokes, Esq., James M'Claskey, Esq., Hon.
Wm. Montgomery and others addressed the
Could we do it, we might notice in the same
way a hundred similar meetings. But we can
only say that things are working well. From
every part of the State we receive from day to
day the most cheering intelligence. We are
gaining in all the Abolition strongholds and
losing nowhere. The old and the young are
rallying under the glorious banner of Demo
cracy, determined to strike one more blow—
and to strike it home—for Liberty and Law,
for the Constitntion and the Union
Republicans, Ryonr office-holding and para
sitical leaders were this fall to carry on their
banners the motto of
CURTIN AND TAXATION,
—would you follow and endorse it by your
If they were also to proclaim is favor of
CURTIN AND MILITARY UpRPATION,
—would you approve by your vo ?
In fine, if your leaders should out, for
CURTIN, DESPOTISM AND ONSCRIP
Gm W. WOODWARD
some military satrap, exiling, imprisoning or
banging every man who boldly defends con
et-Until:Aid liberty ?
Ye men who voted for Lincoln, consider,
NEWS OF THE DAY.
WABItINGTON, Sept. 25.—Recently a body of
White's cavalry crossed the Potomac at the
eight mile level intolltlontgomery county, Md.,
and intercepted a canal boat going to Ihrper'a
Ferry, faking fifty bags of salt and other mer
chandise, amounting in value to about one
thousand dollars; these they carried over the
Potomac in a scow taken from the canal. It ie
reported that they also intercepted a farmer re
turning home with the proceeds of the sale of
his wheat crop, and robbed him of from $BOO
to $1,000; but, some of.the gang knowing him
to be poor, succeeded in having the money re
turned to him.
A telegram from Gen. Rosecrans last night,
states that he made a reconnoissance in force
along the enemy's lines yesterday ammo%
end found him in force. The enemy did not
resist the advance of our reconnoitering party,
which returned to headquarters after having
accomplished the object of the movement,
which proved to be of considerable import
To day 114 prisoners, taken recently south
of the Rapidan, reached here from the A rmy
of the Potomac. Some were captured at Mad
ison Court Rouse, but the largest number were
taken at a point seven miles from Gordonsville,
THE REBEL STKAMER SUMPTER SUNK.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25.—The Bermuda Gazette
has information that the rebel steamer Sumpter
was sunk by the fire of Fort Moultrie. she
being mistaken for a Federal man-of-war,
FROM GEN. ROSECRANS.
BE 19 REPORTED TO REPRESENT BIS POSITION
eggygg, AND ANXIOUS TO DE ATTACKED
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25.—Telegrams from
Gen. Biosedrans to 2 p. in. yesterday, give
additional assurance that his posilon can
only be approached by a - regular siege. His
purpose seems to be to. assume offensive opera
tions es soon as reinforcelnents, including Gen.
Burnside's troops, now on the way, roach him.
The mass of the rebel infantry are in Chatta
nooga Creek valley. A division of rebel cav
alry advanced yesterday, or the day before,
from Stevens' Clap, threatening a Union regi
went, guarding one of our signal stations;
whereupon, the togittieut in question retired
from its isolated position 10 the extreme front,
before it could be attacked.
Roseerans expresses the urgent wish that
Drug will venture a prompt attack upon him,
but is of opinion that it will not be made. Alt
was quiet along this line at 2 p. M.
Now why, if nosecrans: telegraphs all this,
don't the War Department publish his dis
patches ? Mr. Stanton has, on several occa
sions, made false statements—and we sus
pect he and his eul i ployees are at the same base
work now. Give us the dispatches, and let us
ferm our opinion of his condition from what
he says, not from what others say for him.]
BY THE MAILS.
ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.
BATTLES OF SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
We have not yet seen any account of Mon
day's battle, or the reported battle of Wednes
day. The , following particulars are all we can
glean from the papers in addition to what we
have already published : • .
ACCOUNT BY A CORBEAPONBENT OF TILE BEBALp
CINCINNATI, Sept. 24.--41 r. Shanks, the cor
respondent of the Herald. has arrived here from
the battle field near Chattanooga, where he
witnessed the fighting of Saturday and Sunday.
He says that the reports of the battle received
from Washington are in the main totally false.
and that really the Army of the Cumberland
has met with a defeat which must put it on a
defensive position for some time to come. Gen.
Thomas' corps is really the only one which did
any fighting. On the first day it defeated
Longstreet with terrible slaughter, driving him
in great conf‘sion for over a mile from the
Chickamauga raver. Lougstreet, in a two
hours fight, lost 1,000 men killed, and double
that number wounded. M'Cook's and Critten
den's corps on the same day were both badly
beaten, and the enemy broke the centre, dri
ring Crittenden in every direction. The defeat
of this part of the line caused Thomas to ;than
don his field, and fall back to protect his flanks
and re-establish his line. At the same time,
the enemy, not knowing what he had acciden
tally accomplished, failed to pursue his advan
tage, and Wood and Negley went in on the cen
tre, and re-established that part of the line.—
The day was ours, though the enemy held the
field. We had taken three pieces' of artillery
I more than 'We lost on the first day. General
Thomas had defeated Longstreet, and on the
second day he saved the army of Gen. Rose
crane from annihilation. From ten till twelve
o'clock on Sunday he fought the enemy, and
repulsed him in three charges, when, finding
the assault in vain, the enemy pushed forward
on the right and centre, and at the first charge
broke Crittenden's and M'Cook's lines, and
routed their entire command, driving them in
a disgraceful panic into Rossville and Chatta
nooga. Gen. Thomas, with his corps, still
contested the day, and was enabled, by the
timely reinforcement of Granger, to hold his
position until nightfall covered his retreat to
Mr. Shanks left at 7 P. M., on Sunday, and
Chattanooga at noon on Monday. Gen..Rose
crane was falling back on Chattanooga, where
he was perfectly safe from all that Bragg could
do. iiis lines of communication were perfect
ly secure t and he had plenty of ammunition
and provisions in Chattanooga to stand a
The result is virtually a defeat to us, as we
h a ve lost tremenduusly in material, not less
than fifty pieces of artillery falling into the
hands of the enemy, though Bragg's army only
receipts for twenty. The rebel loss in killed
and wounded will exceed our own. In killed
he lost double our number. Roseerans is in
no danger, but at the time Mr. Shanks left
Chattanooga the danger to Gen. Burnside was
From the Richmond Inquirer, Sept. 23,
ATLANTA, Sept.,2l.—A general engagement
between the armies of Generals Bragg and
Rosecrans commenced on Saturday morning,
about eight miles west of Ringgold, and con
tinued Saturday and Sunday without decisive
Advises from the front state that the battle
'would be renewed this morning. The army
was in fine spirits and confident of success.
They are determined to respond as heroes
should to the eloquent call of General Bragg,
On Saturday morning Rosecrans' forces oc
cupied the line of Pea Vine creek, the only
water in the vicinity. To drive them from this
position was the object, but the heavy artillery
firing kept up during the forenoon delayed the
execution of the assault.
. 1 o'clock, p. m., General Polk's corps and
General Buokner's command, from our left,
made a junction with General p. H. Hill's
corps, forming the entre, and advanced to the
assault. Our men made the charge through the
heaviest artillery and infantry fire ever known,
and carried the hei hts around the , ore. riv
brings his supplies. He now holds this road.
On Saturday, Hood's division, of Gen. Long
street's corps, attacked the enemy's left with ,
On Sunday the fight was renewed along the
entire line, and the enemy were steadily driven
back along the right and left, the entire line
holding its ground at nightfall.
it The enemy's left is reported to have fallen
back eight miles from the positions occupied
in the morning.
The fighting of both days was of the most
No reliable information of the relative losses
has yet been received. The slaughter of the
Yankees is reported by the wounded brought
in to have been unprecedented. Our loss is
large. It is reported ours is about five thou
sand killed and wounded.
Two thousand prisoners end seven pieces of
artillery are reported to have been taken on
Passengers by Saturday's train report that
a heavy smoke was seen near the position of
the eneity—supposed to have proceeded from
the burning of commissary stores.
It is supposed that the battle will be re
newed this morning with an attack by Gene
rals Hill and Longstreet, on the enemy's oen•
ATLANTA, Sept. .1-6 o'clock. p. m.—The
following privitte dispatch has just been re
eeived from General Bragg's telegraph ope
" RINGGOLD, Sept. 21.—We have captured
4,000 Yankees and 30 pieces of artillery. We
bold the Witte bathe field, and are pursuing
the enemy to-day."
OFFICIAL DISPATCH-" TIIK VICTORY IS COM..
Tim Muss SOUTH 01 CHATTANOOGA,
Viald, Sept. 21.
To General S. Cooper :
The enemy retreated on Chattanooga last
night, leaving his dead and wounded. in our
His loss is very large in men, artillery. small
arms and colors. Ours is heavy, but not yet
The victory, is empletei and our cavalry is pur
With the blessing of God, our troops have
accomplished great results ag:tinst largely su
We have to mourn the loss of many gallant
men and officers. Brigadier Generals Preston
Smith, Holmes, and Deshler are killed. Major
General Hood, and Brigadier Generals Adams,
Gregg and Bunn wounded.
BRAXTON BRAGG, General.
[Tit IRD DISPATCH.
ATLANTA, Sept. 22.—Advices from the battle
field come in scantily. Sufficient has been
received to show that great. success has been
In the two days' fighting the main, if not the
entire, force of Roeeorane Was engaged, MO
not only driven back from all positions, but
was greatly demoralized, and forced to destroy
large quantities of storage and baggage.
His resistance was stubborn. The fight still
goes on. Our troops are Hushed with victory
and "eager for the fray," with every confidence
that the foe will be driven from the present
stand, on Mission Ridge, six or eight miles
The fight yesterday was a most spirited one.
Generals Longetreet and Hill attacked the
enemy's centre by night. After a desperate
resistance the enemy were del on from their
positions, with a loss of some five or six thou
sand prisoners, and forty-two pieces of artil
The latest accounts from the field are to yes
terday noon. The enemy . bad made a stand
on Mission Ridge, and the battle was still ra
The battle began three miles west of East
Chickamauga. In the three day's fighting the
enemy were driven across Pea Vine creek and
West Chickamauga, about eleven miles to the
present position. lie' threw up temporary
breastworks at Pea Vine creek, and has evi
dently been defeated.,en ground of his own
CAVALRY FIGHT NEAR MADISON COURT HOUSE
Special dispatch to the Richmond Enquirer.
ORANGE COURT HOUSE, Sept. 22, 1003
A considerable cavalry fight. occurred to-day,
beginning near Madison Court House. Our
forces fell back some three or four miles. We
captured seventy Yankees_ There has also
been artillery firing at several of the lower
fords this evening. Nothing is known as to
our losses, though they are not believed to be
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
PROSPECT OF A BATTLE BETWEEN °EELS. MEADE
AND LIE-CAVALUY SICHIMIBII, AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24.—A letter from the
headvarters of the Army of the Potomao, re
ceived to-day, says that Gen. Buford, with a
portion of his division, drove the rebel pickets
on Tuesday, through Madison Court House.
Three miles beyond he encountered a strong
force of the enemy's cavalry. After a spirited
fight he forced them to retreat, and drove them
across the Rapidan at the point where the
Gordonsville pike intercepts the river. The
action reflects the highest credit on all our
troops engaged. Our casualties were one killed
gud, nbent twenty wounded. We took forty-Ave
prisoners, among them Lieut. Col. Delany, of
Cobb's Georgia Legion, and Lieut. Boyce and
two privates of North Carolina regiments were
A RAID ON BRISTOL. VA.-COMMISSARY
A newspaper dispatch, dated Lynchburg,
September 21, says the enemy, thirteen hun
dred strong entered Bristol, near the State line,
meeffng with but little resistance. They de
stroyed the new commiseary building, with one
hundred barrels of flour and other stores.
Three miles north of Bristol they tore up the
rails, and burning the bridge returned.
FROM EAST TENNESSEE.
The following rebel dispatch appears in the
Richmond Dispatch of the 22d, showing that at
least a portion of Burnside's army is kept busy
in that region. Zsllicoffer is a station on the
East Tennessee and Virginia railroad, eleven
miles from Bristol—the distance from Bristol
to Knoxville is 130 miles.
ZOLLICOFFER, Sept. 29.—T0 Gem S. Cooper :
The enemy made a demonstration in force on
us here yesterday, and were repulsed. My
cavalry followed them to Blountaville, six
miles from here. Their force engaged to-day
is believed to have been not leas than 2,000, all
mounted, and six pieces of artillery, Five
other regiments are reported between Jones-
boro and Wantanga bridge, but they.had not
engaged my forces at the latter place late this
afternoon. BOIL= JONES, Maj, Gem
BnisrroL, S e pt. 21.—After the enemy had
retired yesterday our cavalry went in purinit
of them, and came up with them this morning
about two miles . below ,Blountarille i where
they camped last night. It is reported by a
courier just arrived that the enemy have again
advanced two miles from Blounieville in this
direction, with the intention of making a dank
movement via MIS place. A force of Federal
cavalry dashed into this place on Sunday night,
and burnt the blinding erected for commissary
They burned the railroad bridge at Goodwin,
on the Virginia and Tennessee railroad, and a
trestle bridge on the East Tennessee and Vir
ginia railroad, six miles west of here. Trains
■ill pass over both points to-morrow , so there
is little damage Ono.
Gen. Foster's arrangements are such as t 3 in
spire confidence that no disaster can befall
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25
There is a firmer feeling in flour, but there /9
not much demand and only 1,006 bbls. sold nr
$5 75 for old stock, $6 25 for fresh ground ;
superfine is held at $5. Rye flour strong at $5,
and corn meal at $4.- The receipts of whcs;
are small and prices tend upward ; 3,000 bus.
sold at $1 35®1 43 for red and $1 06 for Ken
tucky white. Rye ranges from 95c. to $l.
Corn is active and yellow sells at 630,95 e. Oats
are pctittO at 72*. Coffee held firmly, with gales
of -Rio at 29®310. Sugar and molasses are
steady. Plovisions are held firmly ; 700 Ws,
mess pork sold on private terms; 110 hhds.
hams at 121®13ic. Lard lle. Whisky is in
better demand ; 5,000 bbls. sold at 53(i5531e.
NEW YORK, Sept. '25.
Cotton steady-230 Wee sold at 75. Flour
advanced 5 to 100-13.000 barrels sold—State
$4 801g5 20; Ohio $5 75e5 90; Southern
$5 60 6 6 66. Wheat steady and nominal—
Chicago spring $1 070. 19; Milwaukie club
091 22. Corn advanced lc-60.000 bush
els sold at 83®34itt. Pork steady and un
changed. Lard buoyant—sales at 101 el lc.
Whisky dull at 52.143. Receipts of Flour 8 000
barrels; Wheat 15,000 bushels; Corn 15,000
bushels. Exchange on London firm.
On tke 2fith. Wit., •t 4 o'clock ii. m., DAN lEL KILO.
tin, nod 613 pars,
The funeral will take plase to-morrow (Sunday) at
31 o'clock p. m. , film the residence of the dec.ased, cor
ner of West and North allies, between State and North
streets_ The relatives and friends of the faintly are re
speetfully invited Lo attend.
Fon. SALE.-The undersigned oftcra
the house in Third street, now occuposd by b imself
as a law alike, and by t* Dress as a reatauraut, at
private sale. Possession of all excepting tee thud
story and the law °Mee. will be given about the middle
of October neat. The latter will be vacated is satin to
a suitable office can be plumate& Terms only. For
further particulars inquire on the premises of
DAVID IdLyaINA, ill—
Attorney at Law. Third street.
i ep 26 d3t
n t•I D Wok ER ' 8
CLOCK MAKER, CLEANER AND UEPAIRER,
NORTH STR SET, BAST or THR CAPITAL.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
()RYON/ DiePoT COMMISSARY,
ARRlsmunce, stpt. '25,1863
Will be sea at public anotitoo, at tbe -taoliiers.l
Rest." on Weineaday, 30th inst.. a lot or Condemned
Hams. Terms cub, in Government funds. 841 e tai
commence at 11 a. in.
OBARLES E. ROBINSON,
Captain and Depot C. 0
NO. ENSMINGSB, Attatiembet
MOT/CE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
all persons indebted to the estate of Adam Bress
ler, late of Jefferson township, Dauphin couu - y, de
;eased, are requested to make immediate payment ; ant
all persons having claims against said estate will pro
sent them to the subscriber for adjustment.
Administrator of Adam Brest.ler, deck(
Jefferson township, Sept. 2b, 1603.—526.6t1 claw*
DOTATOES !-A LARGE SUPPLY
L just received.. QUALITY VERY SUPERIOR.
Sept ,6 WM. DOCK, Jr., & CO,
ASSESSKENT OF DAMAGES.
Pursuant to an order of the Court of Quarter Ses
sions of bauphin county, notice is hereby given to the
Commissioners of said county, and to the property hol
den along the Mn. Of-Cumberland street, from Seventh
street to Eighth street and Yerbeke street, from Ful
ton street to Seventh street, in the city of Harrisburg,
that upon the petition of the Mayor of said city, the
Court has appointed six viewers to assess the damages
caused by the opening of said streets, and that they
pill proceed to assess said damages on THURSDAY,
the Ibth day of OCTOBER next, at 10 o'clock a. ,at
which time all parties interested may appear upon the
ground if they think proper.
JOHN W BROWN,
W HOLESALE AND RETAIL
FA-1111 - 101( GROCERY.
Having just returned front the Elden' cities, we are
receiving all the FRESH sod CHOiCX isOOSE in our Hanle
We can confidently offor a complete stock of First
Class groceries, which we guarantee cannot be bur
penned by any other establishmet.t in the State in Sr
!alio*. price en assortment.
imp 25 WM. DOCK,
GRAND UNION PIC-N IC
On Monday, September QS,
AT HAEIHNLEN , S WOODS.
TIOKETE-211 cta. Omnibuses will run every hour
from D. Wagner's hotel, corner of Second and Chestnut,
and from the Washington Bonne, corm of Sixth AL' i
HAMBURG, Septumber 23, 1863-24-3 t
APARTMENTS Furnished and Board
ing for Lading and Gentlemen, Inquire Of
Second atreet, nearly opposite the Buehler Hme.
sep 23.tf _
DR. J. O. IIOYER,
311 I SS 11 1"
OFFICE IN WYETWE
In room - formerly occupied by Dr. CRTMRII4
CORNIR or MARKET STRUT AMR MAKERT %WARR.
MOUNT VERNON HOUSE;
Second Street, above Arch,
A, F, BLAIR, PROPRIETOR,
selab] Late of 4 = Burr Rouse," Atlantic City.
VALUABLE PROPERTY AT PRI-
V &T IC NUM.—The subscriber will sell at private
sale that - weldable Tavern atrial, situate on fudge Road,
in the Sixth Ward, Harrisburg, corner of . Broad street,
being 28 feet in front and 72 feet deep, , The improve
ments are a two-story frame Tavern House, with three
story balk building. Hydrant water in the premises ,
and other 11111•1111113110116. The property is ceinela"
either for a atore or a hotel, being eligibly situated.
For terms apply on the premises to
HEN lif BOSTGEN.
HAIZISEnfoI, September 9, 1E63
P. B.—The subscriber will also sell a tine sii year old
horse and family carriage, haying no use for the same.
asp 10-tt R. B.
This old eeteblished 11011114 has undergone extensive
improvements, and been thoroughly renovated and re
It is pleasantly located in the heart of the city, in
easy accese to the State Capitol and Public ()roulade.
u.,7".F0r tkemecommodat ion rf our guests, toe bare
recently commenced tonne a Co-.eh to and from tht Rai l
road. la this manner any/ a ant delay in leaving .
Depot for the Hotel will be avoided, and much mos
time afforded guars for meals when leaving . the House.
Intending that the BUBBLBIt 110Usie 'mail be really
&Loran-like reactt for the atraoger and traveler we re
spectfully solicit a continuance of the publie patronage.
080. J. BOLTON,
DXQTTVILIJ.NI GLASS WORKS,
Wllill. PORTNR, MINIMAL WATZB, mama AND
Of NWT DllOllllllOlll.
U. B. & G. W. BANNII2I S
oeII dll 1
27 Bona Prolit 'twat. Philsdelpkta.
DOSS' AME 'CAN- WRITRW
TL1131:1, equal i t not anperlor to Arnold'. PFAU°
/laid, aakd on 4 41 (Apt', per uart 'bottle, at
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