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TUESDAY MOBBINO, OCT. 6, 1863.
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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
NON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
NOR. JUDGE OF Tfiß SUPREME COURT,
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
01 ALT.SCHNNY COUNTY.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY NOMINATIONS.
DANIEL D. BOAS, of Harrisburg.
7. WESLEY AWL, Harrisburg.
CHAS. H. ZIEGLER, Reed township.
JOHN RAYMOND, Middletown.
COMITY COX 1118141033111,
T. A. HAMILTON, (8 years.) Harrisburg,
JACOB BUM, (1 ystar,) "Upper Paztou.
.TAXIMS -7.011.111NG, Jefferson.
Dr. DAVE) UMBERGEIt, Lower Paxton.
BD:MOTOR OF TEE POOR,
JOSH BUCK, West Icenever.
JAMES M'CORAUCK, Jr., Harrisburg.
TO DEMOCRATIC EDITORS AND
jpirlmitenssnie Norter..—Meny of the news=
papers in the interior of the State are printing
the name of our candidate for Supreme Judge,
" Walter .13." instead of Walter .13. Lowrie,
which is the proper way. This mistake, espe
cially if carried out in the printing of tickets,
may be the means of depriving ns on the count
of thousands of votes. Let editors and printers
at once leek to this, and print the name here
after WALTER 11. LOWREE.
1111 Al' tiTH:CIi V (HUI W.% v:ti rwomtri to if 011
The several County Committees of Superintendence
are requested to communicate the names and post office
address of their members to the Obakman of the State
CHARLES J. BIDDLE, Chairman.
(tly 4 4 tWii 1, 51.0 544 4ki I a
Rooms 144 S. Sixth Street, Second Story.
HOB. GBARLIIS 7. BIDDLII.
Secretary--3Mnis F. Bsuas, seq.
Treasurer—Col. Wniusx H. EBIONLINE.
The officers are in attendance daily at the Committee
littednesdaY. Oct. to
Rush, Susquehanna county.
Faunensvilm, Monroe county. (To be addressed by
Hon. J. H. Walton, John De Young, Tag , Col. John
Nyce, Col W. H. Hatter, Stephen, Holmes, EM.,
John R. Storm, Reg, Lieut. Chad. O. Doitrich, Racp,
and Charlton Burnett, Msg.)
Salina, Venango county.
Allentown, Lehigh county. [To be addressed by Hon.
T. W Hughes, Hon- W. H. Witte, Hon. Boyer,
Hon. James Campbell, Hon. Holster Clymer. Hon.
Owen Jonas, 04serge NOttliets, Ena., 7. S ' O'Neil,
It& 6-eopp, Btu., John O'Byrne, Hon I. D. Stiles,
Joel Cook, and others.]
Pittsburg. Allegheny county. [To -be addressed by
Hon. C. W. Cards' an and others.
Dudley, Huntingdon county. [To be aoldressod by 11,
M. Speer, B. B. PetrUnnu]s. APHImh, and others.
Archbald, Lucerne county. [To be addressed by A. B.
Chan, Dr: H. Hakes, O. H. Ffilkman, P. O. Grit
man, B. H. WM:me. Thomas Wright, of Bingham
ton, D. B- Randal, and others.]
Thursday. October 8.
Carlisle, Cumberland county. [A grand rally, tobe ad
dressatby E:-Governor Wm. Bigler, Hon. Wm. A.
Porter, lion. Chas. W. Carrigan. Hon. W. H. Witte,
Hon. /Ortonlah B. Mack, Gai. Northrop, lisq..; lion.
A. T. Parsons, mullion. H. Clay Dean.]
Downingtown, Chester county. [To be addressed by
Hon. John D. Dawson, Hon- Master Clymer, a. W.
Biddle, Seq., G. bL Wharton, Zan, and J. Rosa
Doylestown, Backs eounty. •
Hittanning, Armstrong county. [To be addressed by
EI-Goir. Bigler, Hon. Charles Ingersoll and T. J.
Mile; and Hon. W. H. Witte.]
Powell's, Bedford county.
Ittabuty, Ponklits county.
][organ's Cornei, Cheater county.
stra4owrille, Clarion county.
New Columbus, Luzern county. [To be addressed by
Cien. liturderant Study Woodward and B. B. Chase,
Hewick, Susquehanna, county. -
Long's Valley, Monroe county. [To be addressed by
Col. John Nyce,Hon. James H. Walton, Lieut.
Ohre. 8. Detrick , B. Storm, Stephen Holmes,
and Charlton Burnett, 31,444., Englieh, and Col.
W. H. Hatter and John DeYoung, Beg., in (ler
Jennytown, Columbia county. [To be addressed by
Joseph C. Bucher, Esq., Vol. Wm. Brindle, and
Hon N. I_ Taekenn.
Alusandria. Huminuclon county. [To be addressed ,by.
B. L. Johnson, 7. P. O'Neill, and others.
Moscow, Luzern. comity. [To be addressed by A. B.
Donning_ R. H Mltune, John Handley, C. Silk
liadßa P. ilfonincid and others.] .
Friday, October 9.
alutualleld. Payette county.
Bowser, Bedford county_
9rrotows, inniklic county.
MewviFe, CumbsrlaLd county .
Illendwn, Westmoreland county.
Corsica. Clarion twenty
lit'Coytown, Juniata county.
Itanehd7„ erageehanna eonnty,
Bess. NORM) county. [To be addressed 'by Obi. -W.- H.
Roarer and John Miming, Beq , in Berman„. and
Hon. James H. Walton, Col John. Nyce. Lieut.
Chas. S "'ankh, Lewis D. v ail. Stephen Holmes,
Jelin B. Storm, and. Charlton Burnett, nags., is
NOW Bloome..ld, Perry county. [To be addressed- by
Hon. 0. W. Carrigan, BsAloy Bigler, and others ]
Mt. Union Huntingdon county. [To be addressed by
John P. "8 and others. ]
Vernon, CtawfoM county.
lionteont Lucerne county. [To be addressed by Hon.
P. M. Hughes,u,tave Hahn, Dr. H He, C. P
Btnimin, S. li w
Wineheet-r, C B. Itriandav, W C.
340 0 0 1 1,5a0d T nouns aright, of Binghampten.]
If at P r 467, October 111_
Yellow Itioerp, Beaks county.
Dansonle Starton,„Fayette Comity.
Zatiborot. MenAttitherY county.
It seems to be conceded by the Abolition'
press that another draft, for 600 .000 men, is
contemplated by the adadnistrition. The N.
Y. Trams intimates that the t Moor is "prema
ture," but does not deny that it Is well found
ed. This contemplated draft, if enforced, and
the men &dually taken, will ezhaust the entire
North of fighting men—such womeartaiwould
pees ananditation by a surgeon_ ' pro
bably b e 'aidipted Soon after the terminittfen
of the fall diatkine — say the latter paii
Neventbee. The sblw bodied men of the enia
ley may as well Feints "thesietives to"ate.'
MPACTS FOR THE PEOPLE.
WHAT IT COSTS TO FREE THE NEGROES
THE CURSE OF ABOLITION RAE
Enormous Debt ■nd TaxlMM—The State
The National debt to-dam, V. every claitts
against the Government weireel4ettled. would
not be one cent less than THREE THOUSAND
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS—a sum large enough
to startle the public mind, and suggest the in
quiry : Ineg is to be the encf?
Of this enormous debt, Pennsylvania's
share will be one-sixth—FlVE HUNDRED
On this the annual interest will be THIRTY
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, to be paid by
That is, each man, woman and child in the
State--estimatiug the population at three mil
lions—will have to contribute TEN DOLLARS
every year, in the shape of taxes, to pay the
interest on the debt. We mean, if the tax were
per capita that would be the proportion to each
.But this la not There will be at least
250,000 pensioners to provide for. At the
lowest estimate each pensioner will draw $8
per month, or $96 per year, which will amount
in the aggregate, to TWENTY-FOUR MIL
LIONS OF DOLLARS, to be paid every year.
Of this sum, TVIOI7/T6Dia will have to pay,
in taxes, FOUR MILLIONS annually—making
her total of annual taxes to pay the interest
on the National debt and her share of the
pensions, THIRTY-FOUR MILLIONS OF
Figures almost fail to do justice to the sub-
PO. BO let us look at it in this light: Take
merely the FIVE HUNDRED MILLIONS,
which is Pennsylvania's share of the princi
pal National debt, and suppose the voting
population of the State to be 600,000, anii each
voter would have to pay ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS to wipe out the debt. There are,
say, thirty millions 'of acres of land in Fenn
sylvania—each acre of it is mortgaged by this
debt to the amount of SEVENTEEN DOL
That is bad—but it is not the worst. Penn
sylvania will have to be responsible, including
pensions, for about FIVE HUNDRED AND
SIXTY-SEVEN MILLIONS. Add to this the
State debt, $38,000,000, and we have a State
indebtedness of SIX. HUNDRED AND FIVE
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
The Revenue Board for this year-1863
axed the valuation of all the personal and real
property in the State at five hundred and ninety
six millions of dollars—NlNE MILLIONS less
than its indebtedness.
If, therefore, the Statnwere called upon to
make immediate payment it could not do it—it
would prove to be bankrupt.
These are serious facts and figures for peo
ple to ponder. We are brought to this condi
tion by an Abolition administration—by such
corrupt and incompetent rulers as Lincoln and
Curtin, and nothing but a change can save us
from utter ruin. Under the wisest admin
istration it will require years to bring about
relief—but under the administration of Aboli
tion rulers like Lincoln and Curtin, relief will
never come. if we watt Eo prevent universal
bankruptcy of the Government and the people,
we must turn out our present rulers and put in
their places wiser and better men.
DAtirupt Counr7.—Let us see what amount
Dauphin will have to bear of this burden. The
valuation of the county is twelve millions five
hundred and twenty-nine thousand one hundred
and forty d011ar5—512,529,140. She pays now,
State tax $38,824 13 and county tax $62,645-
70—both amounting to $101,469 83. Her peo
ple have grumbled a little at this tax—and in
deed it looks pretty formidable, being a little
over two dollars to each inhabitant. But what
will be said when there is added to this sum
the national tax—FINE HUNDRED AND
SIXTY•SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ! mak
ing the annual amount of taxation to be paid
y the people of. Dauphin county SIX HUN
DRED AND SiXTY-EIGHT THOUSAND
FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINE DOL
LARS EIGHTY-THREE CENTS ! or $lB 86
to each inhabitant.
Now, citizens of Dauphin—and the citizens
of every 'other county can do the same—take
the valuation of all the property in the county,
$12,529,140, calculate What principal the sum
you must pay yearly in taxes will represent,
and .then tell us how you stand to-day under
the Abolition administrations of Lincoln and
Curtin. Remember, every acre mortgaged for
$l7, and a yearly tax of $l3 38 on each inhab
itant. What will you do ?
Another Pardon Granted.
Governor Curtin scents determined to sig
nalize the latter part of his reign by granting
pardon to convicted ruffians, if he can do it in
no other way.
But a few weeks ago we recorded his cle
mency in the case of two worthless fellows,
convicted at the last term of the Northampton
county court, of a brutal assault upon an at
torney at the Bait= bar, and now we have
another similar case reported to us from Mon
Party feeling.seems to have decided his Ex
cellency in both cases. The parties pardoned
in Nortfrmpton were Abolitionists,`the party
pardoned in Montour IS an Abolitionist ; the
•offence of which each was convicted aggrava
ted assault and battery upon , the person of a
othiog is gifted in either ease against the
fairness of the trial. The evidence in • both
oases was as clear as evidence oould be, and
the jurors who rendered the verdicts were
composed of men of both political parties.
T Northampton ease our readers will re
oollr—the Montour case we pr 00994 19 Mite
as e have it from reliable authority.
At the late session of the Montour county
court, a man named John Fields, (an Aboll
tionitt,) waft indicted for assault and battery—
tried, found guilty, and sentenced to pay a tine
9f ten dollars, coats of prosecution, undergo
imprisonment in the county jail for Wm days,
and stand committed until the sentence of the
court' was complied with.
The offense of which this man 'ields was
eouviotck was committed in. Danville, on the
day on which the Democratic mass ° meeting
• was held, and the eireuMstinceti, gg rolated "to
ws were theat t There was a disturbance on
the Street, near the Canal bridge, as the Demo
'OTOS were coming in from the meeting. Some
of them Were attasked Oft the bridge, assaulted
and beaten, and Fields was spokiwartikeire
of the assailants. There is godik‘umaltblbe
lieve he was—but, however that maybe, short;
ly after theilret attack, a quiet peaceable ciii
zen, nanied Lee, MRS going into the poet office,
gad, just as he was entering the"iitior;this man
Fields struck him and knocked.him down. Lee
wee notiersonffilly acquainted with Fields, but
in court swore that he was the man wlr knock
ed him down, and his evidence was fully con
firmed by the testimony of others. The evi
dence was also pretty conclusive that the blow
was struck with a mace or iron knuckles. It
must be borne in mind that Lee was innocent
of any offense against Fields—not a word had
passed between them—and the attack was,
therefore, the more brutal.
Such was the case. On the 2d of October, a
pardon from the Governor was received, dated
October bit, and Fields was discharged.
The petition for this extraordinary pardon
was not signed by a single juror who tried the
case, not by either of the Judges, the District
Attorney, or either of the officers of the court
or members of the bar, not even by Fields' own
It was entirely a party petition, got up by
party men, for the benefit of a party ruffian.
Fields is an Abolitionist—the signers of his
petition are all Abolitionists—the Governor is
an Abolitionist—and herein we have the solu
tion of the transaction.
In this pardon we perceive not only a oulps..
bledisregard of duty and 'official obligation,
but a positive violation of rules established by
the Governor himself, requiring in advance of
Executive interference, the publication in the
proper county of notice of intended application
for pardon, and the signatures of the Judge
who tried the ease, the District Attorney, and
a majority (we believe) of the jury who con
A GoToner who can be guilty of suoh con
duct should be ashamed to face the people on
the stump and solicit a re-election. It would be
far more honorable to imitate an example set
by Gov. Kirkwood, of lowa, and proclaim in
advance a pardon to every Abolition ruffian or
assassin who should strike down or murder a
We condemn this act of Gov. Curtin upon
the broad ground that it is a high orime against
the people s an offioial invitation to all evil die
posed persons of certain political proclivities
to violate the laws and disturb the.public peace.
An act so unjustifiable must recoil um He
author, and therefore, looking at it only in the
light of party interest, the Democracy of Mon
tour county, at least, will probably be strength
ened by it ; moderate, well-meaning Republi
cans—men who have not become both Aboli
tionized and brutalized—will hesitate to vote
for a candidate for Governor who is so regard
less of law and morality as to pardon an offen
der like Fields upon party grounds alone.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
NEw Yong, Oct. s.—The steamship City of
London, from Liverpool, on the 23d,via Queens
town, on the 24th of September, arrived at this
port this morning. The dates per the City of
London are one day later than those per the
The news is confirmed that Mr. Mason, the
Minister of the Confederate States, has with
drawn from England.
The Paris Moniteur had created a great sen
sation by publishing the manifesto of the Polish
national government of the 15th of August.—
This was regarded as a virtual recognition of
the Poles by Franoe.
Tito London Ames in alluding to the with
drawal from England of Mr. Mason, says :
"The Confederates are offended with England
for trying to keep in the right. We are sorry
for it. The loss, however, ie theirs, while the
relief to the British nation is great, and she
will have nothing to repent.' l
A crowded anti-slavery meeting had been
held at Leeds. Resolutions were adopted that
the war in America was shaping itPelf into one
for the destruction of slavery; also denouncing
the building of ships of war for the Confed
erated; and applauding the government for de-
With* those already built. .
The English journals begin to see signs of a
collapse in the South ; even the London Morn
ing Herald admits that the last news received
from America shows that the numerical weak
ness of- the •South is beginning to seriously
affect the operations of her armies.
The Times says thet the fate of Charleston is
virtually decided ; but argues that the capture
of that city will not secure what the North re
The Confederate loan has suffered a relapse,
and is qtaited at 311 and 28 per cent.
It is reported that the new Mexican loan
will be twenty or twenty-five millions sterling.
The IVmes editorally assumes that the Arch
Duke Maximilian will ascend the throne of
Mexico, and that' the British Government will
acknowledge and favor the recognition of the
Government of that country.
The reply of Russia to France is published.
It is the same in effect as that to England; but
Prince Gortschalkeffs tells Drouyn L'Huys that
Russia cannot permit of provinces to which ne
international stipulations apply, being ever in
cidentally alluded to. Nothing is known as to
the next step that will be taken by the three
great Powers, France, England and AUltria l in
regard to the Polish question. It is asserted
that Count Rechberg, of Austria, advises that
no reply be sent, but wait the acts of Russia.
The Paris Patric urges that the reply of
France to itussia be the recognition of the
Poles as belligerents. The Patrie also urges
that, preliminary, steps be taken to place the
army on a war tinting. Insurrectionary move
ments in Poland continue aotive.
LATEST VIA. QUEENSTOWN.
LONDON,Sept. 24 —The steamship Great
Western as, been withdrawn for the present.
The American ships, Express and Anna F.
Schmidt, have been destroyed by the pirat e
Alabama off. Rio de Janeiro.
The Times city article wane the British Gov.
ernment against going too far in stopping the
building of ships for the Confederates, while
furnishing munitions of war to the Federals.
It adds; "Bach a course bears too much of
resemblanie to the views of Federal politi
La France says that the Federal corvette,
ieareage, at Brest, will receive the same treat
ment as that afforded to the Confederate
steamer Florida—each vessel will
same rights and privileges. enjoy the
• The Europc, Of Frankfort, snorts that the
Archduke Maximilian, of Austria, has finally
aocepted the Crown f Mexico, and will take
it at all risks and perils, even renouncing his
rights and prerogatives under the Crown of
Austria. The Morulag 'Post asserts that the
Washington Government has assisted President
Juarez, of Mexico, with arms and ammunition.
The published address of August, loth, of
the Polhill National Government, to the Prince
Crartorisky,fhas'already appeared in the Eng
lish journals. The event created a great sen-
Satitoti, and yawed a fall in the' Paris bourse.
Many of the English journals regard the
matter as ° a virtual recognition of the Poles as
Russia continues to imgo WArl# a prepara7
DOMINGO AND KEY wEsr.
. 11 110 49 "
Oct.' s.—The steamer Roanoke
has arrividilith Havana dates to the 30th. By
her we have St. Domingo dates of the 20th ult.
The rebellion there still continues and is in
creasing. Gundana was about marching on
Monte Christe. The rebels continue near Porto
Plate, and skirmishing daily occurs. .
At Santiago the Spaniards were :driven from
their small forts, and shut themselves up in the
San Luis fort, which had been assaulted three
times unsuccessfully, after which the city was
burned by the rebels.
Col. Capps, with 2,000 Spaniards had suc
ceeded in reaching the fort by.cutting his way
through the rebels. Subsequently Santiago
was abandoned by the Spaniards for Porto
Plata, where the Spaniards will concentrate a
Three battalions have4been sent to St. Do-
mingo to reinforce Gen. Santana, who is march
ing on La Verga.
The steamer Kearney arrived at Havana, on
the 29th, from Key West. She Papeete that the
gunboat Tioga took into Key Art, On the 28th,
the rebel steamer Herald, with 2,500 bales
of cotton, and the agents of a new rebel com
pany, with a capital of $2,000 for blockade
running on board. The Herald was the
pioneer of the new company.
4EARBOR AND COAST DEFENSES.
242-POUNDEZ GIINC FOR THZ FORTIFICATIONS ON
THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC . SEABOARD.
WASHINGTON, O. s.—lt aware from an
advertisement of the Chief. of Ordnance, that
242-pounder guns are to be placed in the forts
and arsenals of the Atlantic States, and fifty
gun! er the same calibre are to be furnished to
the defences on the Pasifie coast. All the forts
and arsenals are immediately to be put into
the most effective condition.
FORTRZEIN Mossoz, Oct. s.—The
truce beat New York, in charge of Major
Mulford, arrived lest night from City Point.
Riohmond papers of the Brd inetant,have been
The Richmond Examiner of the Brd, says :
Charleston, 99t, g,--liany firing wee kept up
during the greater part of last night.
CHAtitmerroN, Oct. 2.—The enemy's move
ments On Morrie Island indicate rather a
design of permanent than immediate opera
tions. Two .Monitors are kept close to the
Island' doing pleket duty. There has scarcely
been any firing to-day. On the-20th tilt., the
enemy fired 200■ponnder Parrots all day, at in
tervals of fifteen minutes, alternately at Sump
ter, and Johnson, and battery Simpkins. Fort
Moultrie and battery Simpkins replied vigor
ously. No casualties or damage of importance
on our side. Yery heavy firing is going on be
tween the hostile batteries this morning.
CHARLESTON, Oct. I.—The firing during to
day has been heavier than' for several weeks
past. The enemy has been steadily pounding
at the ruins of Sumpter from his oldbatteries
on Morrie Island beyond Wagner. HO Was
chiefly at Sumpter, but he also shelled' Fort
Johnson. Our batteries and Fort Monktiie re
plied with brisk and steady - fire. 'All ilinet to
The two armies were still confronting each
other at last accounts, at Chattanooga. Rose
crane, it is said, has established three lines in
front of the town, and it is also reported that.
Bragg is fortifying Missionary Ridge.
ATLANTA, Ga.,Sept. 30.—Trains have arrived
here from Chickamauga station, bringing such
of our wounded as will bear removal; about
250 remain in field hospitals', who are too Se
verely injured to endure transportation.
A seport reached Dalton yesterday, that Gen.
Samuel Jones occupied Knoxville and that Goa.
Burnside bad retreated towards Cumberland
The Examiner's editorial says there •is lld
fighting at Chattanooga. Loose telegrams from
irresponsible parties would have had us be
lieve that Bragg had cut Rosecrans' communi
cation, holding Lookout Mountain, and the
road to Nashville,&o., but from Bragg's fail
ure to resume te of f ensive, we fear there is
too much truth in Roseoraos' dispatch - to his
Government that he •held an impregnable po
sition. It 141 said Burnside has succeeded in
reinforcing him ; we have no reason to doubt
BY THE MAILS.
THE WAR IN GEORGIA AND TENNESSEE
3XOHANGE OF PRISONERS,-SKIRMISHES.
CINCINNATI, October s.—The Commercial's
special-Chattanooga dispatch, dated the 86th,
ult.; says that 200 ambulances were sent with
in the enemy's lines, under a flag of truce,
and brought in over 500 of our wounded.
While in the enemy's hands they had nething
to eat but corn bread. The rebels treatedlhem"
very kindly!, expressing' egret that they could
not provide better for them. They refuee to
permit the bodies of the wounded or deceased
officers to be removed. The enemy hold 52 of
our surgeons as prisoners of war. Our ambu
lances returned to fib rebel lines with the
wounded rebels who fell into our hands.
Both armies are busy fortifying. The pick
ets are within a stone's throw of each other.
The Associated Pren report of the battle cau
ses considerable indignation in the army. The
statement that Reynolds' and liranna,n's divi
sions were thrown into disorder is , incorrect.
I learn from G - eneral Thomas that to the ob.
stinate bravery Of these commands the army is
largely indebted for its safety. Our wounded
are well oared for and eomfortably situated.
Maw Yoitx, dispatch to the Herald,
dated Chattanooga, Oct. 3, states that the
prospects of success are good, and if the enemy
make an attack he will be badly defeated.—
There is no cause for alarm from any rebel
flank movements. The enemy is in eight, and
skirmishing continues, the rebels always get
ting the worst.
Mom Alehmond. papers.]
, ATLANTA., Sept. 30.—Gen. Bragg has con
sented to exchange wounded with Gen. Rose
crane. Affairs are unchanged at Chattanooga.
Gen. Rosecrans receives his supplies by wagon
train from. Stevenson. The rumors that Gen.
Rosecrans' supplies were cut off are not cre
dited, cicu. RONOrailli ig confined to his
works around Chattanooga, our lines extending
to the river above and below him. His de
fences are strong, and, it is thought, so supe
rior that no &mull, will be made.
DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF.
Naw YORK, Oct. 4,—The New Orleans let
ters to the Herald contain the following
The guerrillas are growing bold and numer
ous on the Mississippi river. They have lo
cated a three-gun battery sixteen miles above
Natchez, from which they fired fifteen shuts at
the steamer Julia, five of which went through
the boat, but she escaped. Eight or ten 'vessels
have been fired bite.
The particulars of the capture of theßritish
steamer Sir Win. Pitt show that she landed a
Liverpool cargo of arms, &c.,in Mexican waters,
and took on board one thousand bales of cot
ton, when the French authorities ordered her
to leave the Mexican waters, which she did,
coming over to the American side of the Rio
Grande river. Capt. Roland, of the gunboat
Seminole, promptly sent two officers and a num
ber of men, who seized her and transported her
officers and crew to the Seminole as prisoners
of war. The vessel was then sent. t 9 New
Captain Hood, of the British ship Pylaides,
demanded an explanation, which he received
from Captain Roland, to the effeattbat she had
landed contraband of war in American waters,
and had contraband of war on board.
The yellow fever - prevails at Pensacola.—
Captaiir Spear, of the ship Nightingale, and
the surgeon of the steamer Relief, are dead.
Several of the crews have also died. The health
of New Orleans continues excellent.
A Berwick City letter, to the Herald, states
that the main body of General Banks' com
mand was'encamped, on the 16th of September,
near that, place. No serious encounter was
expected until Jew:thing Vermilion Bayou,
where the rebels - under Dick Taylor are repre
sented to be in "great force, and fortifying._
Another 'reportis that the rebels are concen
trating all their available forces from Western
Louisiana, Eastern Texas and Southern Arkan
sas, at Alexandria, for a last desperate resist
ance, and that they are evacuating all the
,ccuntry, this side of Alexandria and the Red
river. Our forces would soon make an ad
DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI.
CAIRN 90t. 3.—The steamer Robert Camp
bell, froni St. Louis, bound to Vicksburg, was
fired by incendiaries on Tuesday morning last'
near Milliken's Bend. The flames spread so
rapidly that the passengers were forced to
jump overboard before the boat could be got
to shore. Twenty-two lives are known to have
been lost, inoluding Lieut. Perrill, Bth Mis
souri; N. P. Curtis, 18th Iowa: A. W. Thomp
son, 30th Illinois; and Roberts, 33d Ohio; Mr.
Clymer, the second clerk ; and Mrs. Sarah
The incendiary of the elearaer Campbell is
believed to be a white man painted dark, who
left the boat above Milliken's Bend.
The Memphis Bulletin of the Ist inst., says
a band of guerrillas entered Brownsville and
broke up a religious meeting, secured all the
young men as conscripts, and robbed the place
of all' the Veltll41)10e, The Federal cavalry from
Fort Pillow are pursuing the marauders. Nick
Neuson's guerrillas are conscripting in the
neighborhood of Danville.
THREE STEANIERSBURNED AT ST. LOUIS.
Si. Louis, Oot. 4.—The steamers Chancel
lor, Forest Queen, and Catahouls were burned
at the levee this afternoon. The two latter
beats Were totally destroyed; the hull and
machinery of the former was saved. All the
boats were undergoing repairs. They were
valued at $75,000 ; the amount of insurance
10 not known. The fire was the work of an
inoendisr7 •Severallives are reported to have
been lost, but nothing definite is known at
Vie Steadier Campbell, burned near Milli.
ken's Bend a few days since, was valued at
$60,000, and insured for $25,000.
DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO.
TERRIBLE EXPLOSION AT RRIDGEPOBT—ATTACK
Louzsvmn, Oct. 4.—The Nashville Pram of
yesterday says a terrible explosion had occur
red near Bridgeport.
A train of twenty army wagons, laden with
ammunition, had camped near the city for the
night. ' Two negroea quarrelled, and one of
them seized a shell, which he accidentally let
fall among the ammunition, causing it to ex
plode, and, communicating to the others, wagon
after _wagon caught fire., The teamsters and
attendants fled for their lives. The mules had
been removed before the explosion.
Later reports say that nine or ten men were
killed, and double that number wounded.
The fire finally reached the magazine, explo
ding it, and destroying a vast quantity of am
A Nashville dispatch of yesterday, to Cho
Journal, says that M'Minnville was attacked
at noon. The result was unknown. The
fighting was progressing when the telegraphic
communication was interrupted. -
The rebel cavalry are reported as crossing
the Tennessee river at Washington. The cav
alry from this point returned last night, with
a rebel captain, lieutenant, and thirteen pa
FROM LOUISVILLE-EXPLOSION OF A
SHELL IN THE STREET.
LOUISVILLE, October 4.—Captain Samuel
Slack has been placed under guard in his own
room, and interdicted from any communication
A caisson attached to battery I, Ist New
York artillery, going down Main street, near
Sixth, this forenoon, exploded a shell con
tained theTein, which instantly killed a can
neuter, wounded a driver, who died in ten
minutes, mortally wounded another connonier
and badly wounded a third. The windows Of
the stores on both sides of the street were
smashed by the concussion.
2,000 UNIONISTS JOINED OUR ARMY-NEWS
PAP.II4B BEVTVZD AT LITTLE' NOCK;
CAIRO, Oet. 8.--Advimie from Little Rock to
the 30th ult., state that 2,000 Unionists hare
joined our army st different points.
Two newspapers have been revived at Little
' The railroad between Duvall's Bluff and Lit
tle Rook is in charge of Col. Meade, a brother
of Gen. Meade.'
C/NCINNATI, Oct. B.—The health of the army
in Arkansas is improved. The railroad is now
in operation between Duval's Bluff and Little
Rock, and supplies are abundant.
FRENCH FRIGATE ON HER WAY TO CHARLESTON
WASHINGTON, 00t. 4.—lt is stated here that
a French war frigate is now on the way to
Charleston harbor, for what purpose is not
known. This vessel will have the same right
as the British vessils of war to pass the block
ade and enter the port to communicate with
the French Consul there.
THE STATE GOVERNMENT OP VIRGINIA.
The formation of the State government of
Virginia is now eomplete. The capital is tem
porarily established at Alexandria. The fol
lowing are the names of the State officers :
Francis H. Pierpont,Gloverner.
L. P. C. Cowper, Lieutenant Governor.
L. A. Hagan% Secretary of State.
G. P Smith, Treasurer.
L. W. Webb, Auditor.
F.E..Fafitet, Adjutant General.
P. R. Bowden, Attorney General.
MOVEMENTS OF PENNSYLVANIA POLITICIANS.
The friends of Gov. Curtin are todulously
but vainly endeavoring to get some of the gen
erals commanding Pennsylvania troops in the
Army of the Potomac to participate actively in
the political campaign In the-Keystone State.
While many of them are friends of Gov. Curtin,
none are willing to leave their commands in the
field to make political speeches at home.
The first proposal to present a testimonial
to General irClellan met with unexpected ap
probation, and corps and division onmigik.
tiers, without exception, favored the project,
many of them, heading the lists with magnifi
cent sums. All contributions were to be vol
untary, and it was found necessary to limit the
amount Liven by privates, lest more money
should be raised than could be properly dis
posed of. Twelve thousand dollars were raised
in a single corps. Every member of General
Meade's staff, except one, contributed, the
General himself setting the example, and when
the order was received from Washington to
discontinue the collection, and refund the
money, tile aetonishment of the officers and
men was only equalled by their chagrin, nearly
'every officer of note in the army having been
permitted to receive testimonials. The troops
were at a loss to account for this Unexpected
proceeding, until the malignity which promp 7
ted the measure was betrayed in the treatment
of officers who interested themselves
moresueut. ..Colone,l bavis. Assistant Inspeetor
General on the staff i f General Meade, a class
mate and an intimate friend of Gen
who took the subscription, list around among
the officers at heStiqeetters, has been redacted
to the rink of Major, and ordered to Bante
Fe. Other officers are under the ban, whil e
the troops, mortified and indignant, pocket
their contributions and await a more conve
On the sth Wit, MA to %Valour. daughter of Weidman
and Mary Forster, aged one month and sixteen days.
The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon .
TO ALL WHO VALUE THEIR
OPTICIAN AND OCULIST,
Respectfully announces to the citizens of Harrisburg
and vicinity that he has opened an office at Market
Square, next to FeliVe confectionary, where he wilt
keep a large assortment of his
PANTISCOPIC AND TINTED SPECTACLES,
Set in Gold, Silver, and Magnetic Steel Frames.
•• • • •
Fully appreciating the confidence that has been re
posed in him on hie former visite, he assures hie patients
that his aim will be, as heretofore, to merit their Con
fidence and good will.
These glasses are now recommended by the first med
ical men through the country. and all who purchased
them from him on former visits will testify to their
great advantage over all ether` ones in nee. They moist
and strengthen the weak and impaired vision and ena
ble the wearer to do the most critical work without the
feeling of weakness always caused by common glasses.
The Lenses, which are ground from the finest crystal,
Will last from ten to tweve years without change. .
These spectacles are manntactared at No. 221, New
Street, Philadelphia, and may be exchanged any time
if not snited to the eye.
r Consultation free.
Office hours from 8 a. m. till 8 p. m.
N. B.—All Linde of spectacles and optical instruments
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE AT
The undersigned, Executors of Gen. JOHN FORSTER,
late of the city of Harrisburg, deceased, will offer at
Public Sale, at the Court House, in said city, on
SATURDAY, OCTOBER. 24, 1863,
At 10 oclock, a. in., a portion of the real estate of said
deceased, as follows :
A Three story Brick House and lot of gregwl, eituated,
on Front street in the city aforesaid, now under a lease
to Mrs. B. B. Dull. Said property is 23 feet 436 inches
front, and extends back towards River alley 123 feet,
with the privilege of using an &ley between said house
and the farmer residence of said deceased. The form
and size of this property are fully e - uhlt.ited, by a ear
way and draft of the same in the possession of the
A certain Island in the river gusquehanipt, within the
limits of the city of Harrisburg, with the improvements
thereon erected, called Turkey Island, over which the
Harrisburg bridge passes, coetaieing tiftrfive acres and
one hundred and two perches, as per a survey and draft
thereof, which is recorded among the records of Dau
phin county, to which reference is made.
A certain Two Story Brick Souse and Lot of Ground,
situated in the city of Harrisburg, fronting on Market
street 25 feet, including a four foot alley, and extending
back 85 feet 3 inches to another lot of ground belonging
to the estate of the said John Forster, deceased. This
lot is 37 feet wide in the rear. The whole size and form
of the lot is fully exhibited by a survey and draft in the
possession of the Executors.
A certain Hotel and Lot of Ground trotting on Canal
atroet in said city. and now under a lease to William p.
Hughes, being 71 feet 6 inches front, and extending back
210 feet to Poplar lane.
A certain Lot or Piece of Ground, adjoining the afore
said hotel, fronting on Canal street 89 feet, and extend
ing back 210 feet to Poplar lane by one line, and 215 feet
9 inches by the line next to Owen 2,l s Cabe .a lot. Width
91 PA 9a Poplar lane 87 feet three inches_
NOTB.—The last two properties named will be sold
together as one entire property, or separately, as may be
deemed advisable by the Executors.
A. certain Tract et Piece of Land, containing one acre
and one hundred and fifty.three perches, with a very
valuable two story Brick House thereon erected, situ
ated in Susquehanna township, Dauphin county, on the
public road leading from Harrisburg to the mountain,
and bounded by lands of Thomas M l Kos, Inane Maley,
Herman Alricks, Esq., and others. This property is
considered a very desirable country residence. not only
from its beautiful location, but also from the fact of its
being so convenient to the city of Harrisburg.
Any'pereon who maybe desirous of purchasing either
of the aboveomentioned properties, eau have an oppor
tunity of examining them or any one of them by call.
leg upon either of the Executors before the'day of sale,
or upon the tenant, who resides on the property.
A deed will be made and possession delivered to the
purchaser on the let day of April next,
The terms or conditions of sale will be, "One-third of
the purchase money to be paid in cash, when the deed
is made to the purchaser, and possession of the property
delivered. One third-part thereof payable at the ter
mination of five years, and the remaining third part at
the end of ten years from the delivery of the deed and
possession, with legal interest on the deferred payments,
payable semi-annually. The payment of deferred in
stalments and the interest thereon to be secured by the
the bonds of purchasers and mortgages en the premises
sold Provided, however, If purchasers ;should desire
to pay the whole, or any larger proportion than one-
third of the price in Sand, tee terms may be varied in
that respect' , by the undersigned, and as they may think
Any information desired In relation to the Above
described propertieo, or either of them, can be had by
applying to John H. Briggs, Harrisburg.
MARGARET L. FORSTBR,
BENJAMIN L. FORSTER,
Exesutore of Gen. John Forster, deceased.
PRORERTY AT PUB-
In pursuance of the last will and testament of John
Sele, deceased, will be exposed to public sale, on Bat
urday, the 17th day of October, 1863, at the Court
House in the city of Haariaborg, at 2 o'clock p. m., a
VALUABLE TNACT ojr LAND, situate In the city of
Harrisburg, on the Jonestown road. adjoining property
of John Shoop, William Allison and the Hsehalen es
tate, it being the property of John Sele, deceased, con
taining twenty-one acres more or less: Erected therefn
is a pod two-story frame hoeae and bare, other out
bondage, good water, and a thriting young apple or-
Bale to commence at 2 o'clock, as above stated, when
the terms and conditions of sale will be made known by
Administrator 4t bonio non 0. T. A.
DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNER
BRIP.—The Partnership heretofore melding un
der the name of Nichols & Bowman, was this day dis
solved by matual eoalant. All persons indebteato the
late firm'ara requested to eel! at our late place of busi
ness and settle their bills_
A. W. NICHOLS,
H. N. BOWMAN.
Harrisburg, Sept. 2.8, lg&Q--ast A-St
CA R D
The undersigned respectfully 'sanounces to the eiti--
eons of Harrisburg and Tideity that he has this day
purchased the stock and fixtures of the late firm of
Nichols ft Bowman, and will continue the wholesale
and retail Grocery Business at the old stand, corner of
Front and Et.rket street. He will open next week a
now coilootion of choice Groeeries,in addition to his
present large and well ass rted stock. A call is re
spectfully saicited. ADAM KELLER, TR.
Rarri.burg,lept. 1863—oct t.
FOE BALE.—A pair of splendid three
year old 1110118, and a good two-horse carriage,
suitable for Livery or Family.
JOHN 0. Mc aLLISTER,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
al' persons indebted to the estate of Adam Bress
ler, late of jefforson townsbip, Datiphin county, de
ceased, are requested to make immediate payment; and
all persons having claims against 844 'Dino will pr.-
:seat them to the ;subscriber for adjustment. .
Administra.or of Adam Brassier, dec , d.
Teffirsos tow, skip, Sept. 26, 1663.-826 6tl oaw*
FOR SALE.—The subscriber wishes to
Ben at private sale hie entire stock of Candies.
Toys, Fruit., &c., &c., of his store in Fourth street
near Market, Harrisburg el , o tr.. right of keeping
the Steed on the pavement in Market ilivlket at&t Petiitki-
For t..rms inquire at store. P.W.HANETTB.
pRINfING PRESSEs FOR BALE.
One mall CARD PREM.
One SUPER-ROYAL BlifITH , 4l HAND PBEBB,
One 111300•LEB , QUARTER MEDIUM FAST PRESS,
for cards, circulars, &c.
Or e &VIES , 08C1LIATING, W I 7PIIII-BOYAL, MA
CHINE Plllll3B, suitable for jobs and newspaper fork.
A stout boy can run off 1,000 copies pre hour.
Alt the messes are in good order, sod will be Bole
low. Apply to T 7110 F. 110.8.11FFER,
oat I. NO. 18, Market Bi, Harrisburg.
WHITE BRANDY !!!-Fmt PREBIII4.
ilso ruovoeuo.-.4 very superior Miele, (striallf
gum) Just received Rd for sale by
inlyl WM. mom Jr.. A o°.
QOLDIER'S CAMP COMPANION. -
A very bionverident Writing beak i also, rot*
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