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RATES OF ADVERTISING. Four lines or less constitute half saguaro. Bight lines ou.re thee rear, constitute a square. Miff K., one 80 90 One eq., one day.— 110 60 cne week.. 120 " one week.... 200 one month.. 800 CC one month..l 000 three months 500 " three months 10 00 rcic months.. 800 six months.. 15 00 c one year.-12 00 " one year —2O 00 t rr business notices inserted fn the LOCAL COLWYN, 'eters marriages and deaths, 'CIS CENTS PER Wee for acn ',amnion. To merchants and others advertising ....a year, ;l °exact terms Win be offered. jj,r 0.• ..tuairer or insertions must be designated on s cruarrucirt, gy - , Marriages and Deathswillbe inserted at the same raise as rerilar advertisements. BuEititess !axis. D R. J . C. 11.0yER, 7m 3E N T 3C !3 OFFICE IN WYETH'S BUILDING, In room formerly etrupied by Dr.. Carman, I:IRREE OF MARKET STREET AND MARKET BQVABIC• sepl. C D. WALTER'S, CLOCK MARiER, CLEANER AND REPAIRER, NOETtI STREET, EAST OP THE CAPITAL. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Sep 284, 3 in M. ll_ MILLER, Asp R. E. FEE.GUSON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. OFFICE IN SHOEMAKER'S BUILDINGS SECOND STREET, BETWEEN WALNUT and MARKET SQUARE, *F p...Ai...v:l Nearly opposite the Buehler House. R OBERT SNODO-RASS ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office lc: .:h Third street, third door above Afar /at, Harrisburg, Pa. N. B.—Pension, Bounty and Military claims of all kinds pros,..-c.t.d and collected. fiefor to Uons John C. Kunkel, David Mamma, Jr., and R. A. Lamberuni. mv.ll-11Ameta R. V,. WEICHEL, SURGEON AND OCULIST, RRSEVENCR THIRD MUM NORTH MIMI% He is ram fully prepared to attend promptly to 11l duties sf profession In all its branches. 3 LONG , .t 3 van 131709133513 . 171. NEDIO.L.L .11SPIRI11110V jnatiles Min :in promising (Oil and ample satinfaction tc liner Ito may fs - ror him with a soli. be tasedniesse Ciaromil or any oth , Er natnro. mlB-dircwir T Q 3 . C. MAcDOWELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW, itruragy CLAIM AND PATENT AGENT. Office in the Exchange, Walnut et., (Up Stairs.) Having formed a connection with parties in Wash ington City, wno are reliable business men, any busi ness connected with any of the Departments will meet with immediate and careful attention. ing-y MILITARY CLAIMS AND PEN SIONS. The nedeisiglied liars mitered into an asgooiation for the collection of Military Claims and the securing of Pensions for wounded and disabled soldiers. Master-in and Muster-out Bolls, officers , Pay Rolls, Ordnance and Clothing returns, and all papers pertain ing to the military service will be Made out properly and expeditiously. Office in the Exchange Buildings, Walnut between Beyond and Third streets, near Omit's Hotel. Harris burg. Pa. TROS C MACDOWELL, le2b-d7l THOMAS A. ata.4l7 SILAS WARD. AO. 11, NORTH THIRD ST., HARRIBBUJI STEININAYIS KELODBONS, VIOLINS, tIITITABS, Amp*, Flutes, Fife; Drums, &cordons, STRINGS, SNSET AND BOOK MUSIO, &C., &0., Plf_O TOGRAPH FRAMES. ALBUMS, Large Pier and Mantle Mirrors, Square and Oval trainee in every olez , :riptienmade ta order, Beguilding ""- Agency for Rowe's Sewing Machines. fl g ' Sheet Music sent by Mail. • oetl-1 1011 W. G-LOVNR, 'MERCHANT TAILOR! Has just received from New York, an aniorw ment of SEASONABLE : GOODS, which he offers to his customers and the public as dov2l MODE RATE P R ICEN dtr COOK, Merchant Tailor, , f.IIII:SNLIT ST., between Second and Front, Has jest PA:mod from the city With an ilebtortMent of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES AND VESTINGS, Which will be sold at moderate prices and made up to order; and, also, an assortment of READY MADE Clothing, and Gentlemen's Furnishing goods. smort-iyd DE TIS TR Y. B. L GILDEA, D. D. S., o . 119 MARKET STREET, ACtrit. Positive3y extracts teeth without pain, by the use of Nitrous RELIGIOUS BOOK STORE, int.heT A,rD SUNDAY SCHOOL DRPOSITORT, E. S. GERMAN, St SOUTH a ICOND STREET, ABOVN OHIISNUT, 1L11118E171113, ra. 'depot lorth3fiala. of Stareoscapaa,Staremieoplolirleirs, Nada anti Musical Inetrumente. Alas), anbamiptiont baron for r•lir.ions priblieatifino. noBo-tbr J OI-IN G. W. MARTIN, FASHIONABLE CARD WRITER, HERIrS HOTEL, HARRISBURG-, PA. Allmacneref VLSITING, WEDDINC HIND EMI. NESS CARDS executed in the moat artistic styles and most reasonable terms. decl4-dtf UNIO - N HOTEL, Ridge Avenue, corner of Broad street, PLARRISISIIRG, PA. The Undersigned informs the public that ho }AS re cently renovated and refitted his well-knowd " Union Hotel-” on Ridge avenue, near the Round House, and is prepared to accommodate citizens, stamgers andtravel era in the best style, at moderate rates, His table will be supplied with the beet the nasalreta afford. and It his bar wid be found superior brands of liquors and kontz beverages. The very bast accommo dations for railroaders employed at the shops in this viionity. itd4 dtt7 LIBNItY FRANKLIN HOUSE, BALTImO4I, MD. This pleasant and commodious Hotel has been tkai roughly re-fitted and re - furnished. It le pleasantly situated on .North-West Conker of Howard and Franklin streets, a few doors west of the Northern Central Rail way Depot Avery attention paid to the eomfort of hie west.. G. LEIBBNPJNg, Froptledise, iel2-tf Mate of Saline Grove. Pa.) THEO. F. SOHEFFE R BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTER , YC 18 SWM' STREET, HARRISBURG. fir Particular sttentino paid to printing, ruling and binding of Railroad Blanks, Manifests, Insurance Poli cies, Checks, Bill-Heads, he. Wedding, Visiting and Business Cards printed at very low prices and in the beet style. AWE TAILORING. GEO. ,EIL. gMr GS. The subscriber is ready at NO. 94, MARKET ST., four doors below fourth street, to make MEN'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING In any desired style, and with skill and promptness. rersons wishing cutting done can have it done at the shortest notice_ ma-tt CHARLES F. VOLLMER, UPHOLSTERER, Chestnut street, four doors above Second, lOPPOSITH WASHINGTON UM; Henan?) Is prepared to furnish to order, in the very beet style of workmanship. Spring and Hair Mattreeees, Window Cur tains, Lotw,es, and all other articles of Purnztttre in his line, on short notice end moderate terms. Having ex perience in the bneinego, he ft** warranted in "kb: *bare of public patronage, oonadent of hie abliityto give attbtaelion. janl7-dll VOL. 6.-NO. 42 MOUNT VERNON HOUSE, Second Street, above Arch, PHILADELPHIA. A. P. SLATE, PROPRIETOR, sepls] . Late of a Surf House," Atlantio City. fdam BUEHLER HOUSE, This old established House has undergone extensive improvements, and been thoroughly renovated and re- Etted. • It is pleasantly located in the - heart of the city, in easy access to the State Capitol and Public twrounds. la" Par the accommodation .9f our guests, we have recently c motioned torus a Cosch to and from the Rait roccl. Ia t.ris manner unnbaiant delay in leaving the Depot for the Hotel will be avoided, and much snore time afforded guests for meals when leaving the House. Intending that the BUEHLER. 110IISS shall be really a home-like resort for the stracger and traveler WO re spectfully aoliel.ta eontinnanee of the pnblie patronage GEO. J. BOLTON, SeptlB•dtm Proprietor. NATIONAL 11.0 THE, (LATE WHIM!! SWAN,) Race street, above Third, Philadelphia. This establishment offers great inducements, not only eU account of reduced rates of board, but from the cen tral location to the avenues of trade, ea Well as the eou• veniences afforded by several paisenger railroads run ning past and contiguous to it, by which guests can pass to and from the Hotel to the different railroad depots, should they be preferred to the regular omnibuses be longing to the house. I am determined to devote ray whole attention to the comfort and convenience of my guests, and endeavor to give general satisfaction. Terms--SIAS Per Day. DAVID D. SIEGRIST, (Formerly of Eagle Hotel, Lebanon, Pa.) T. V. RHODES, Clerk. mrll-dtf FOR SALE.—A two-story Brick House on Pine street. For particulars inquire of MRS. 3011 N MURRAY, oat 10-2mS&W Corner of Second and Pine. PRIVATE SALE.—The well known Stone Tavern and Grocery stand, now doing an ex cellent business, situated between the Canal and Front street, in the borough of Liverpool. Perry county, Pa., is now offered at private sale on accommolating terms. Information regarding the property will be given by calling on the undersigned, or by addressing Dr. T. G. Morris, Secretary, Perry Lodge, No. 259, I. 0. 0. F. et Liverpool, Pa. ROBERT WALLIS, T. G. MORRIS, J. A. BLATTNNBERGER, Committee. LIVERPOOL, Oct. if th, Seo—d St VALUABLE PROPERTY AT PRI v VATE BALE.--The subscriber will sell at private sale that valuable Tavern Mild, situate on Ridge Road in the Sixth Ward, Harrisburg, corner of Broad street, being 26 feet in front and 72 feet seep. The improve ments are a two-story frame Tavern house, with three story balk building. Hydrant water in tlie premises, and other e-mirekkietiegitl_ The property is calculated either tor a store or a hotel, being eligibly situated. For terms apply on the premikea To LIEN 3Y BOSTIIEN. AARBISIINIG, September 9. 1 963 P. S.—The bubstriber will "also sell a line six year old horse and family carriage, having no use for the same. sep 10—tf H. B. PILAN Os, SALE.—The BIALDING on the V corner of Walnut and Short streets, need ae a uOOPF.It SEOP. This building wee originally built ao stet it could be turned into Dwelling acumen. It con surts of three separate frame's placed together, each frame oeing 26 be 20 feet, making the entire building, as it now stands, 75 - feet long and TAZI feet wide. Will sell also an EIGHT HORSE POWER ENGINE AND BOILER, nearly new, and one of Drantbach's Patent Stave Cutters, 4ind a Set of Saws for Jointing Staves. The above property will be sold at a bargain, as we with to clear the ground en which the building stands. Enquire at the Brokers OIRCA of S. L CULLOCE, febB-dtf 128 Market Street. LOTS FOR SALE-ON NORTH ST. and Pennsylvania Avenue.- Apply to It. J. HALDEMAN, tnays-dtf Cor. Front and Walnut eta. poll, SALE—A House and Lot on AL: Sixth street, near State. Enquire at the Exchange Office of 8. L. DUCULLOCII, 20 Market doe; Where the highest price is always paid for GOLD and SILVER. febl2-dtf LOR SALE.-A TWO-STORY FL& HOUSIf, in Short street. Inquire of eep3Otf W B. VERENKR. DANIEL A. MIIENCH, jaa2B-tf Respectfully informs the public that this Old Dail) Transportation Line, (the only Wallower Line now it existence in this city,) is in successful opekation, and prepared to carry Freight as low as any other individual line between Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Sunbury, Lewis burg, Williamsport, jersey Shore, Lock Haven, and aL other points or. the Northern Certfnl., Philadelphia and Erie and Williamsport aut Elmii a Railroads- DANDs.. . MUENCH, Agent, Harrisburg, Pa. 131/038 Seat tO %be Warehouse of Messrs, Peacock, Zell & llinehman, N o. SOB and 810 Market street, above Eighth, bhiladelphia, by 4 o'clock p. in., will arrive at Harris ourg ready for delivery, nest rooming. rny6 T F. WATSON, MASTIC WORKER PRACTICAL CIEMEN'TER, Is prepared to Cement the exterior of Buildings with he New York Improved Water-Proof Mastic Cement. This Material is different from all other Memento. It forma a solid, durable adhesiveness to any surface, imperishable by the action of water or frost. Every good building should be coated with this Cement ; it is a perfect preserver to the walls, and makes a beautiful, fine finish, equal to Eastern brown sandstone, or any color desired. Among others for wheat I have applied the Mastic Cement, I refer to the folio:tine gentlemen! J. Bissell, residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finished five years. T. H. Shoenberger, residence, Lawrenceville, finished five years. James Weandlada, residence, Allegheny City,finished five years. Calvin Adams, residence, Third street, finished four years. A. Homier, residence, Leirrol44eville, finished four years. J. D. M'Cord, Penn street, finished four years. Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street, finished four years. ckarles Hotel and Girard House, finished five mre. Kittanning Court House and Bank, for Barr tc Moser, Architects, Pittsburg, finished Ave years. Orders received at the vitae of B bl'Bldowney, Paint Shop, 20 Seventh street, or please address T. F. WATSON, Mayl6-tf P. O. Box 13C6. Pittsburg, Pa. aI.,IIBLNGEWS PATENT BEEF TEA, a solid, concentrated extract of Convertible immediately into a nourishing and deli along soup. Highly Approved 6 1f a number of ymisent Pirriieinves. This admirable article condensed into a compact form, all the substantial and nutritive properties of a large bulk of meat and vegetables. The readiness with which it dlssolires into a rich and palatable Bonp, which would require hours of preparation according to the usual method, is an advantage In many situations of life, too obvious to need urging. Its highly nourishing qualities combined with it, delicacy, renders it invaluable for the sick; while for those in health, Ole a pertelilMl4stlllll9 for fresh meat and vegetables. It will keep good in any Climate. It is Peculiarly well adapted TOR TRAVELERS, by land or flea, who can tbusi avoid those accidental deprive Clone of a comfortable meal, to which they are so hable. NOR INVALIDS, whose capricious appetite can Wm as satisfied in a moment. POE SPORTSMEN and EXCURSIONISTS. to whom, both its compactness and easy preparation will recoil. mend it. /or male by naiad-ST WM. DOCK, li., & CO. GOLD PENS !--The largest and Les 'NW-Liles& WOO to .14.00_warraated..ot BOILSPVER'S BOOKBTORJ. 4111 10" . tinto•.'s ' t. s'.. - 1... . . -1 - r- :".--- 11* 3 oic ' , .,; 1 ,..4: : '' ' 1.27. tic 4^ 4 = ~. _.... ...--, i)otels. HARRISBURG, PA. sot Sale & go Rent. Otransportation. Agent of the Old Wallowei Line, 1333 BEEF AND VEGETABLES. HARRISBURG. PA., TUESDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1863. 'Cite fatriot TUESDAY MORNING, OCT. '2O, ISM FROM CHARLESTON. Correspondence of the New York Tribune TAE ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP THE IRONSIDES.--• MOMS ISLKNE. C_, Oct. fi, 1803.—Last night, at about a quarter to 10 o'clock, the re port of two heavy guns, fired in rapid succes sion, was heard seaward in the direction of the steam frigate New Ironsides_ These were fol lowed almost immediately by repeated volleys of musketry, only the flashes of which could be seen through the darkness, lasting for the space of fifteen minutes—then all was silent, and speculation was rife on shore as to what it meant. The "long roll" was sounded in the various camps, and each regiment was drawn up in line on the teach. Fort Gregg was' reinforced, orderlies were dispatched to Wagner—the telegraph not being in working order—to learn if anything was known there; but, strange to say, neither officers nor garri son bad heard a sound at all unusual. In vain did we look for signals ; not a light appeared save those suspended in the rigging of the ves sels off the coast. Both General Gilmore and Admiral Dahlgren were signaled—the former at Folly Island and the latter on his flagship, which lay at anchor in the inlet, although the sea all through the day had hardly power enough in it to erawl up the beach, but fawned upon the bright sands and licked them with its wet, sparkling light. " Had Rowan been attacked ?" " Had the rebels the hardihood to attempt to board the Ironsides ?" "What does it all mean?" These and similar inqui ries were made rather in the light of sugges tions and speculation than with the hope of gaining a solution of the mixed problem with which each mind was busy. ADMIRAL DAHLGREN ASKS OF THE ARMY AN EX- PLANATION At length, when the excitement began to subside, and but few stragglers, whose curios ity could not he satisfied short of a full ktieWl edge of all that had transpired, were,left upon the beach, the fleet captain, wrapped in a heavy dark cloak, appeared like the shade of Hamlet, accompanied by a lieutenant, arrived from the flag-ship at the signal station on Morris Island to learn of the officer in charge there the cause and nature of the disturbance. Of course, no information could be given him beyond what I have already related, and with the consoling reflection that we must know in the course of the following day, he went back aboard the Quaker flag ship to "turn in" for the night. Tit stREPINC. ilanursoN AT WAGNER_ The telegraph not being in working order on the night of the sth, Brigadier General Terry, the commander at this post, dispatched an orderly to Fort Wagner to inquire if they knew aught of musketry firing heard at sea. The messenger proceeded up the beach to /the fort, which he entered without bang chal lenged, groping his way along, encountering no one to stop his further progress, till enter ing a bomb proof he trod upon the body of a man, who with three or four others lay huddled together in a heap upon the ground. The man turned on his side, muttering something in his sleep. The orderly passed on to the officers' quarters, where several of them were, and ex plained the nature of his business. They knew nothing of the firing ; inquired what firing he alluded to ; they had heard none, but were only bewildered by kis questions; nothing unusual had occurred to their knowledge. TIMMY OF TIM AFFAIR At 9:4 o'clock of the night in question, the quartermaster on watch on board the New Iron sides reported to the officer of the deck a su spicious craft, with smoke-stack, and setting very low in the water, making directly toward the vessel. The night, although clear, and the sky studded with stars, was nevertheless un usually dark, and but little could be distin guished of the stranger except the smoke-pipe and her low hull, the latter extremely indis tinct ; she appeared to be steaming at a speed of seven knots an hour.' How she could have passed our picket boats was a question to be considered, for it was just possible she might belong to us, and to fire upon her without first determining her character and intention might result in more serious damage than if she were an enemy ; so she was allowed to come within hailing distance. More and more dis tinct site grew es she approached—a cigar shaped :hull, after the pattern of the Winans' gunboat, driving before her through the water a smaller object, which could hardly be dis tinguished ; a black smoke-pipe, from which issued a thin cloud of black smoke, but no other indications of the motive power within, were visible. Still she glided on, the object of her approach either the frigate itself or the Devils which lay moored on the port side. Coming near enough to hear, she was hailed and ord9red to stop, but she neither made re ply or obeyed the summons. All bands were piped to quarters ; a gun was fired, but the curious cratt sat too low in the water, and the ball paned over her. A second shot followed the first, with the same result; then a volley of musketry, lighting up for a moment, with a flash, the steamer, the torpedo at her bows, and the figure of a man sitting astride of the cigar-shaped hull, en gaged in steering. This man, whose name is Toombs, and who is now in irons Oa board the flagship, fired a shot in retaliation, which se verely wounded Ensign Howard, the officer of the deck. He pretends to have been sailing master of the expedition, which he undoubt, edly was, and is a man of moderate height, strong, muscular frame, a dark wrinkled akin, dark eyes, and coarse black hair and beard.— There were three others with him, all under command of Lieutenant Glassel, formerly of the United States Navy. He is said to be a man of superior talents end bravery, was cap tured some time since and confined in Furt Warren, but subsequently, on being released, rejoined the Southern army; he is now a prisoner in the Ottawa. The musketry firing from the frigate after the first volley became rapid and continuous, bat seemed in no way to interfere with the execution of the plan had in view by those aboard the steamer, as she approached nearer and neater each moment top the Ironsides, her bow pointing toward the liater'a side, and run close in under her gnus. At this moment a terrific explosion took place, jarring the great iron-plated hull of the frigate, and sending into the air a huge column of water that fell in torrents all round, and entering the smoke pipe of the little steamer immediately extin guished her fires. When this had subsided, and the sea was again calm; nothing whatever Was to be seen of her; the supposition is that she went down. But. struggling for life were two men, evidently members of her crew, who were picked up by a boat lowered for the pur pose from the Ironsides. They are the two I have already mentioned, the seaman Toombs, and Lieutenant Glassel ; but neither of them can tell what happened in the time between the explosion of the torpedo and the moment they found themseljes battling with the waves, or Bay confidently whether the steamer sunk, or, rekindling her fires, moved off in the di rection of Charleston. DAMAGE SUSTAINED EY THE FRIGATE. Very little injury was done the Ironsides; in truth, I may say, with the exception of a few dents, no harm whatever was sustained by her. She is a noble ship, and worth all the Monitors together. The prisoners state that the people of Charleston have very little faith in the ca pacity of the latter to reduce the fortifications leading to; the harbor. but bold in great fear the terrible batteries of the New Ironsides.— To prove the endurance of the ship, I would add that the shock she received was so severe that a huge chest was thrown from its place in the lower hold, &goblet one of the stanchions, completely crushing the leg of a seaman who was unfortunate enough- to be standing there. Twenty tuns of 'water entered her decks. THE ORIGIN OF THE EXPEDITION This daring attempt, unprecedented in its Boldness by anything which has happened during the war, had its origin in the city of Charleston, where the cost was raised by pub lic subscription ; some of the wealthiest citi zens subscribing largely. The steamer was built there expressly for the purpose, the pat tern of .the Winans' gunboat being adopted as the cue beet spited for the accomplishment of the object they had in view, the material being of wood. The torpedo, which was of the largest size, and similar in shape somewhat to the steamer, was exploded by means of a per cussion cap at the further end, white lead being used to render it water-proof. Large rewards were to be paid the men in case they succeeded in their desperate enterprise and came off safe, they being sanguine of blowing up the frigate, but never expecting to escape with their lives. Both steamer and torpedo were towed as far as Fort Sumpter, by another ves sel ; it was probably owing to this that they escaped the notice of our picket boats, these latter, being engaged in watching the move ments of the convoy, which steamed here and there on the water as if bound on a mission of mischief of hey own, before gliding back to Charleston. MORRIS ISLAND, S. C., Oct. we are in a state of preparation. In this letter I had koped to have recorded some progress toward the capture of Charleston. Destroyed it may be, from one battery alone, so placed as to be inaccessible to the enemy's missiles. lam compelled to believe, therefore, that its cap ture is intended to crown our efforts ; and when the works now nearly finished are in condition to open fire, you may expect to hear that "Charleston is abandoned by the enemy, and occupied by our forces." This consum mation is to be brought about, it would seem, by the army under General Gilmore. Certes, we have a fleet. It' is plainly visible from where I writes Would it were tangible to the enemy'e shot, by placing itself in a position to give and take the strenuous strokes of war. But with an admiral who ieeme to manage a fleet upon a peace establishment, navy-yard set of principles, this is not soon, perhaps, to be looked for. The army is indignant at the inaction of the ships. Day by day, MO are maimed and killed in our advanced works by shells and shots from rebel batteries that the navy has once or twice only just half squelched, leaving them alone, just et the time the enemy was about to abandon them. The weather, the situation, the force at his command, the impa tience and chafing of his officers and men, are all unavailing to induce Admiral Dahlgren to use guns of any make now on board the fleet against the arch-traitors in the front. Whether a change in the armament of the ships would induce the admiral to fight I do not know. He is said to prefer guns that bruise to those that pierce. Under the circumstances, as the reduction of the city, rather than the merits of any par ticular kind of ordnance, is the point at issue, and the matter in which the nation is chiefly concerned, it would be well to transfer to Gen. Gilmore the supreme command of the entire sea forces, making the captains of the ships severally responsible to him. General Gilmore has a knack of using to advantage any and all tools that he finds lying to his hand. He would make the Parrotts talk eloquently as he has done. The Columbiads would do such work as would serve the country after which they are named ; and the Dahlgren guns, sym metrical and light by the reduction of neces sary metal to its minimum, would throw into the forts of the rebels any metal still remain ing supeAluons in or near them. Forts Moultrie, Simpkins and Bragg fire continuously at the working parties in Wagner and Gregg. They have the exact range, and plump their shells and shot with deadly effect and accuracy into the works. They have been practicing to fire almost simultaneously, so as to make the "cover" of our men less available against shot coming in diverse directions al most at, the same moment. Excellent bomb proofs preserve the men from most of the mis sile; but still, I am sorry to say, the ea.sual ties are numerous. Yesterday thirteen oc curred. One of our «00-pounder batteries, that has been silent for a week, reopened this morning upon Fort Sumpter, Johnson and the others. This was the battery that lately silenced John son. .On Wednesday, 9th inst., there was a junketing party from Charleston at this fort, on which occasion a flag was raised, and other festive proceedings were visible to our look-out. Since the scare of the 6th inst., when the Ironsides was attacked, there has been nothing to break the tedium of our existence. The routine of fatigue parties, picketing and guard mounting, goes on with mechanical regularity. General Gilmore, with some officers of his staff, has lately Made a trip to Hilton Head and Beaufort. A STRONG-MINDED . WonA.N.—The Albany Argus gives the following account of one of them : Mrs. Dr. Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck, who lives in Wallkill, won't pay taxes bawled she earn vote. Last week she was notified by the high way overseer of the town to appear on a cer tain day, with shovel in hand, to work out her highway tax. She appeared on the appointed day with her fire shovel, and went to work, but only for five nays, when her tax•was for ten and a half. She was thereupon arrested upon the complaint of the overseer. He com plains that he "gave Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck, who resides in said district, and is assessed to work ten and a half days on the highways therm, notice to appear on the flth day of September, with a good shovel, on the road near the. house of A. G. Townley, to do such work, and that the said L. Sayer Hasbrouck did so appear with a small fire shovel, where upon the said deponent furnished the said Hasbrouck 'with a good shovel, and oirecied her to assist in filling the wagons that were on the ground, but that the said Hasbrouck did not work faithfully, remaining idle a consider able portion of the time each load was filling, standing leaning on her shovel, talking and calling the attention of other workmen from their work ; at other times sitting during the whole time of filling the wagon, sometimes with one hand tossing pebbles into the wagon, and at others reading a paper," PRICE TWO CENTS HABITS OF LOBSTERS Many of our readers have a fondness of lob ster flesh, who may know little about the habits of this prince of shell fish. As a Kind of des sert after a hearty meal on this luxury of the table, we commend to their attention the fol lowing sketch, by Mr. G. P. Disceway : " Who does not like the flesh of the lobster ? Even the child knows the nursey riddle, 'black in the kitchen, red on the table.' Without any warmth in their bodies, or even without red blood circulating through their veins, they are wonderfully voracious. They even devour each other, and may be said to eat themselves; for, changing their shell and stomach every year, these remains are generally the first morsel to glut their new system. They are always in harness, heavily armed to the teeth, seven jointed is the cunningly forged mail of their back. Beneath this protecting roof move four, yes eight, sprawling feet, four on each side, pushing forward the anwielding war en gine, like the Roman legion under the shelter of the battering ram. s The two great claws are the lobster's in struments of provision and defense, and by epening, like a pair of scissors, they have great strength, and take firm hold. Between the two claws lies the animal's head, very small, with eyes like two black, horny specks, on each side, and these can advance out of the socket or draw in at pleasure. The mouth, like that of insects, opens lengthwise of the body, not crosswise, as with men and higher races of animals. It has two teeth for its food, but three more in the stomach. Before the pointed nose, the long, wire-like feelers or horns are stretched out, that seem to aid the dimness of its sight. The tail, or jointed instru ment, is its great locomotive, by which it is raised and propelled through the water. Bend ing this we see lodged the spawn in great abundance. "When the young lobsters leave the parent, they seek refuge in small clefts of the rocks, or crevices at the bottom of the sea. In a few weeks they grow much larger, and change their shell for lobaterhood. In general, this is done once a year, and is a painful operation. For some days before this change, the animal discontinues its usual strength and vigor, ly ing torpid and motionless; but just before casting its shell, striking its claws against each other, every limb seems to tremble. Then the body swells in an unusual manner, and the shell begins to divide, it seems turned inside out, the stomach coming away with its shell. In like manner the claws are disengaged, the lobster casting them off much as you or I would kick off a boot too big for us. For several hours it now continues enfeebled and motionless, but in two days the skin becomes hardened, and within forty-eight hours the shell is per 'fectly formed and hard, like the one just cast off. "rite lobster now increased more than a third in size, and like a boy who has outgrown his Ratite, it seems wonderful how the old shell could contain so great an animal as filled the new. Below, in his native element, he reaches the age of twice ten years, and loses- . a foot or a claw without feeling his loos, for he knows that they will grow again. At certain seasons lobsters never meet each other without having a fight, and when a leg or even a claw is lost, the victor carries it off, while the vanquished retires for a thorough repair of his injured anatomy. This is quickly accomplished, for in three weeks the new limb is nearly as large and powerful as the old one. " When hunting the lobster resorts to strata gem if his strength be insu'ff'icient. In vain the oyster closes the door against his grasping, vice-like claw, for so soon as the unsuspecting muscle opens his house, in he pops a stone, and, the breach made, the oyster must, surren der. "The lobster has his rocky hole at a depth of from six to twelve fathoms, and the propa gation of his race is continued on in marvelous numbers. More than twelve thousand eggs have been counted on a single female. When be reaches the light he is inactive, but in his own realm he dashes with rapid speed over chasms and rocky table lands in the ocean. A motion of his tail is sufficient to hurl him fifty feet deep, and thus escape the swiftest pursuit. So sure is this leap that he never misses the entrance of his cavern, even in the moat precipitous flight, although, too, it merely offers space enottgh to admit his body." AN EX-QUEEN. The publication of Prince Czartoryski's let ter in the Paris Moniteur gives a moral support to the Polish National Committee which it bad not hitherto possessed. It is, indeed, regarded by some as an actual recognition of its power and right to act. It is perfectly niaderstood-in Paris that the very party which named Prince Czartoryski as its representative has !nen com pletely destroyed ; but the democratic faction belonging to its opponent hae uo intention of protesting against the step which the Prince has taken. The well-known affection for the Church possessed by Prince Czartoryski, and his alliance with Queen Christina by his mar riage with her daughter has acted seriously against his popularity in Poland, perhaps more so indeed than the suspicion thrown upon his motives in seeking to head a party which was naturally expected to make him an offer of the Crown of Poland. They say in Paris that Queen Christina has for once been lavish of her ill-gotten millions in this cause, the one near est her heart, for the Princess Ladislaus has always been her favorite child, and that to this source may be traced the ample supply of funds which has aided the insurrection. Ex aggerated reports of Christina's great wealth have been in circulation ever since the first rising of the Poles took place; and it has be come a favorite argument amongst many of the friends of Poland to place the millions in pos session of Queen Christina, which would serve as admirable support to the Polish . Throne, in the balance against the other scale wherein lie Polish democracy and Croydon, The origin of this enormous wealth has been much canvassed. Some key to the hibtory may be found in the memory of those who have known the financial affairs of Spain all their lives, and have fol lowed through all the tiscissitudes they have undergone during the last half century. The demon of avarice seemed for many years to have taken entire possession of her soul.— Every enterprise, every speculation, whether public or private, was burthened with a com mission for the Oneen ; and during that time all who were not willing and ready to agree to the odious tax were not allowed to snceeed.— This accounts for the backward state of Spain in many things. English capitalits, always ready to assist improvement, were prevented from laying down water in Madrid, merely because they refused to pay the million of francs bonus demanded by Queen Christina.— Others would have embellished the city of Madrid and utilized the Mancanrez, had they not been met with the same preposterous de mand. But from the moment of her avowed marriage with Rianzares this rage and thirst of gain were put a stop to by his less refined but more honest sense of dignity ; and the cheatings and the swindlings, the treachery and robbery, winked et by the royal Ferdi- PUBLISHED EVERY MOINZEG •lIDDAYS 11.XCZPIIID BY 0. BARRETT & CO ?NB DAMN PATIIOT AID MlOlllllll be served tomb• Beriberi; residing in the Borough for TIN OIXTB PUB WIND, payable to the °ardor. Mail iinbactribera, am `IOLLAII riga annum, Tns WitsIELT PATRIOT LID UNION is publistital at TWO DOLLARS PSI MIDDY, &variably in advance. Ten mipie to one address,Aftema dollars Connected with this establishment, n extensive JOB OFBIOX, o . l llsltaillitig ii . tmiety of pima awl fumy type, unequalled by any establishment in the interior or the State, for which the patronage of the pal& is so li cited. nand, have been rigorously opposed by the garde du 'Drys, Munoz. It is said that, at first, dispute ran high between Christina and her husband upon the matter of these crooked financial proceedings. Her Majesty at first endeavored, with that winning calincric she has found so effectual in her intercourse with the crowned and coroneted heads she has had to do with, to persuade the honest soldier, not over-gifted with einem, that it was for the sake of his children alone that she sought this increase of wealth. But the reply was con clusive ; for Rianzares declared that "his chil dren would require no more fortune . than he had needed to arrive at the highest posignn to which a low-born individual can attain!' The power which Riavzares possesses over Chris tina, and the firmness with which be rules his household, argue well for the strength of mind and purpose with which nature has invested him in lieu of great wit or diplomatic genius, Long ago would Her Majesty have proclaimed her son-in-law Ladislaus King of the Poles, bad it not been for the direct opposition of litionzares. who, working on his daughter's mind by the best reasoning of all—fears for her personal safety—has managed to produce such hesitation on her part that it has affected the whole tone and tenor of the Prince's policy. This is plainly visible to those who have stu died the question, and who are at a loss to ac count for the frequent changes of the role assumed by Prince Czartoryski. Christina herself, although cruelly tried by the loss of her sons, still retains much of that charm and seduction of manner by which she has ar rived at the accomplishment of every aim, whether noble or nefarious, which she has had in view during her life ; and in spite of advancing years, she still might reiterate the remark once made to Prince Talleyrand : "In a dark room, with my back to the light, no man can ever resist me." THE KISSING DEACON. In one of our New England towns lived Dea con Brown, a staid, dignified sort of a Chris tian, and model of propriety. Deacon Brown had the misfortune to lose his wife, and at the age of forty found himself with a faniily of four small children, without a mistress to his farm hinge, Ae he ccnl/ not immediately take another wife and avoid exciting scandal, and could net get along without some one to take charge of the kitchen a and nursery, he had re course to employing young woman as holm ; maid. Nancy Sterna was a laughing, romping beauty, who delighted in experimenting upon the _Deacon by way of testing the strength_ of human nature. For a long time the Deacon was invulnerable ; but at last, in a moment of unguarded weakness, he was led into, tempta tion, and into committing a "alight Indiscre tion" with his beautiful housemaid. When in . his wonted coolness and presence of mind, he was horrified at the vnormity of his sin. In vain he repented and grieved over lost virtue. Finally as a last effort for easing his con science, at the conclusion of the services on the following Sabbith morning, he arose and re quested the forbearance of the brethren and sisters a few'mOments, when he electrified them by making the following confession: " My Christian friends, you all know that I lost my dear wife some months ago, (sobs and tears,) and that Nancy Sterns has been keep ing house for me; and you know that I have a little child not a year old. Well, that little child would cry in the night, and it would be a long time before I could quiet it; and last Tuesuay night—God forgive me!—the child cried so hard that Nancy arose and came into the room, and leaned over the bed to huan the child—and, brothers and sisters, her leaning over me made me forget Christ !" Here the worthy deacon broke down entire ly, and stood weeping, wailing and blowing hie nose. "What did you do ?" sternly demanded the minister. " ki—seed her :" stammered out the deacon, between his sobs, " but I have been very sorry about it, and prayed to be for given—and I want you to forgive me and pray for me, brothers and sisters." As the deacon bowed himself upon his seat, like the mighty oak before the tornado, Dea eon Goodfellow arose and astonished the au dience still more, by saying: "Brothers and sisters, you have heard what brother Brown has said, and now he wants our forgiveness. For my part, I think brother Brown is truly penitent, and I am willing to forgive him with my whole heart. And, bro thers and sisters, I will add still further, that, if I had no wife, and a pretty girl like Nancy Sterns should come to my room, and lean over my bed, and int) ever me, I'd kips her, and abide the consequences." IN was perilous to jest with court-fools in the olden times, when the cap and bells gave license to the tongue of the keenest wit about. the throne. Par ccateple: The Duke de Roolore, the favorite wit and buffoon of Louis XIV, was in his person far from agreeable : his countenance was rather forbidding, and his figure ill-shaped. Another nobleman, whose - figure was even inferior to that of Roelore, having killed his antagonist in a duel, applied to the Duke for his interest and protection, knowing it was the only chan , nel through which he could obtain a pardon. 'The Duke readily engaged in his friend's in terest, and fairly rallied the king into a com pliance. After the king had finished a fit of laughter, and given his royal promise, he in quired of Roclore what could possibly make him so strenuous in his intercession "I will tell your majesty." said the facetious duke, "if he had suffered. I should have been the ugliest man in France." . Is THE SUN INHABITED 7f—Str David Brews- s ter makes the following remarks relative to the sun; "So strong haa been the belief that the sun danisept be a -habitable world, that a soientific gentleman was pronounced by his medical attendant insane, because he had sent a paper to the Royal Society, in which he maintained that the light 41 the ann .- proceeded from a dense and universal aura, which may afford ample light to the inhabitants beneath, and yet be at such a distance aloft as not to be among them ; that there may be water and dry land there, hills and dales,rain and fair weather, and that as the light and the seasons must be eternal, the sun may easily be conceived to be far the most blisiful habitation of the whole system. In less than ten years after this apparently extravagant notion was oonsidered a proof of insanity, it was maintained by Sir William Herschel as a rational and probable opinion, which might be deducible from his own observations on the sfrnetnre of the sun." THE PRESIDENT AND GEN. .1100 KM—ft is reported that when Gen. Rooker was about to depart for Ma new dammed in the West, Wei& dent Lincoln informed him thatNhe had an im- portant charge to give him. 'What is it !" asked the General. President Lincoln replied "In passing through Kentucky, beware of Bourbon county." "Is them fellers alive now ?" said an urchin to his teacher. "What fellers do you mean, my dear ?" "Why, Paul, and Luke, and Deu teronomy, and them !"