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TUESDAY MORNING, OCT. 20, 1868.
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The basis of our political system is the right of the
people to make and alter their Constitutions, but that
which at any time exists until changed by an explicit
and authentic act of the whole people, IS SeVERALLY
OBLIGATORY HIVE ALL, * * * * * It is indeed
little dee than imam when the einerame4t is too fee
ble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine
each member of society within tke limits prescribed by
the laws and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil
enjoyment of the rights of person and property. *
* THE SPIRIT OF ENCROAOHNENT OF ONE DEPART-.
MINT UPON ANOTHER TENDS TO CONSOLIDATE THE POW-
PirdWildiliffif x 91tie, AND THEE CRE
ATES, WHATEVER THE POEM OF GOVERNMENT,
A REAL DESPOTISM. If, in the opinion of the
people, the disposition or modification of the constitu
'Lionel powers be in any pertienler wrong, let it be cor
rected by an amendment in the way in which. the Con
stitution designates. BUT LET THERE BE N O
CHANGE BY USURPATION for though this, in
one instance, may be the instrument of good, I P IS
THE CUSTOMARY WEAPON BY WHICH FREE
GOVERNMEhTS ARE DESTROYED. The pre
cedent man always greatly overbalance in permanent
evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can
at any time yieId.—GEORGE WASHINGTON. [Farewell
Elk has done very well—indeed nobly. Dr.
Early writes— Woodward'e majority is 887,
Lowrie i s 404. Last year the Democratic ma
jority was 311, showing that Elk county is
improving in hPr Democracy more rapidly than
some of her larger sisters.
Tan victors in the late contest are shouting
over their success. If there is good cause for
joy in the fact that they have in reality been
beateiron the legal vote of the State and only
carried the election by fraud and "corruption,
they have reason to howl, but not othtewise.
Their private fortunes may be increased by the
result, but certainly their morality stands in
We assure our readers that we think it use
less to make a close calculation to-day on the
result of the election. Enough is known to
satisfy us that Curtin has been re-elected Gov
ernor. The majority by which he has beaten
Judge Woodward is of no present consequence,
except possibly to those who have made bets
on considerable odds. In a day or two we
shall be prepared to publish most of the offleial
returns, and they will tell the whole story.—
The friends of Curtin claim his election by
from 18,000 to 21,000, and for the sake of peace
Democrats are willing to concede that it may
be so, although the current opinion among
them is that it will not exceed 15,000. Agnew
is elected Supreme Judge over Lowrie by a
majority somewhat smaller, and the Legisla,
tore is probably Abolition in both branches—
in the Senate by qne majority, and in the House
by two or three.
On the eve of the election the people were
assured by the leaders of the Abolition party
that Woodward's election would necessarily be
followed by another draft and this statement,
made in the most positive manner, probably
aided in defeating him. The election had
scarcely elosedand the victory of the adminis
tration been announced, when lo ! Abraham
Lincoln issues his proclamation for a draft of
300 more men_ _The election of Curtin has not,
therefore, helped the people of Pennsylvania
much in this respect, and we do not think it
will in any other.. There was a chance of bet
te-ing the condition of things by the election
of Woodward—there was none whatever of
doing so by electing Curtin, and yet he was .
elected. By and by the people will open their
eyes to the falsehoods and follies, the corrup
tion and wickedness of the Abolition party.
when neither the patronage of the President
nor the greenbacks of Mr. Chase can save them
from defeat—until then we must bear patiently
the evils that are upon us.
In regard to the new draft, we hope that all
loyal men, and particularly the very loyal men
of the party in power, who have not yet done
any 'fighting, will be ready. to bear their por
tion of the burden of the war.
What Shall We Say?
In republican governments it may be wise
to believe, as a general rule, that whatever re
sult the people arrive at in elections is the best
that could be reached under the peculiar cir
cumstances which attend, in turn, each politi
cal contest. We cannot, however, accept thief
in reference to the election of the 13th. The
measures proposed and acted upon by the Fed
eral administratiin point too clearly to evil
consequences to be viewed as wise, patriotic,
or honest; and these measures having been
sustained by the popular vote, we cannot get
rid of the conviction that the people have, for
once lit least, failed to appreciate what was
good for them, and have decided imprudently.
We know what tremendous influences were
brought into action to produce this result; but
thereirthing alleviating in this knowledge.
Popula Virtue is the only sure foundation of
our government, and should be equal to every
trial. When it fails to resist the blandishments
of power, or yields to corruption, the main
prop of the government has fallen, and there
is no longer safety.
It is hard to resist conclusions like these,
but we shall try to think differently — to "hope
on, hope ever"—to believe, if possible, that
the defeat of the Democracy in the recent con
test was the result of a momentary hallucina
tion which will pass away, and that the next
Presidential election, upon which the whole
future of the country may hang, will result
differently and change the present discouraging
aspect of affairs. Many of our Mende, wiser
in such matters than we, are confident that
such will be the case—for ourselves we shall
leave no effort untried to work out the end.
The following is the official vote in Fayette:
Woodward, 3,791 ; Curtin, 3,091; Levis,
3,779; Agnew, 3,098. John Latta's majolrity
for State Senator in th;s county is 033. Col.
T. B. Searight is elected to the Legislature.
Weetmoreland ie reported to us at Lon for
The official vote for Curtin in Huntingdon
county is 1,093 majority-.
Curtin's official majority in Union county is
Woodward, 8,042 ; Curtin, 1,801; Lowrie,
2,340; Agnew, 1,798.
Woodward, 3,865 ; Curtin, 3,414; majority
for Woodward, 451. Lowrie. 8,911; Agnew,
3,347; majority for Lowrie, 564. The Demo
cratic county ticket is elected by an average
majority of over 550.
The official returns give Woodward, 3,000;
Curtin 2,164; Lowrie, 3,020; Agnew, 2,138.
The official returns foot up for Woodward.
5,581; for Curtin, 4,494; Lowrie, 5,581 ; Ag
There-was tight work in Perry. Curtin beats
Woodward 32, and Agnew beats Lowrie 8.
Magee, Dent., is said to be beaten for Assem
bly by one vote. Last year he was elected by
THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE.
Governments have often perished because of
the grand mistake made by administering pow
ers in forgetting that it was not force which
kept the people loyal subjects, but their own
free will. It is not by chains that the unity
of a. nation is to be preserved, not by bonds
wound around them and drawn tight by a
strong power. Europe knows this. Has
America yet to learn it ? The solidity of a na
tion depends on internal attraction, which
draws piece to piece, particle to particle.—
There are times when force is needed to pre
serve the unity and prevent revolt, but those
times are of limited duration, and the instant
the attraction can be substituted for the force,
that instant it must be done or the result will
The lesson is one for us to learn. We see it
now plainly in the events of the past few weeks.
Leek at Pennsylvania. We have been accus
tomed to regard her as the ISeystone State.—
Such she is. Around her, leaning against her,
supported in their common purposes and in
terests by her massive and strong proportions,
at the same time that they support her, the
States of the Union have stood firm and stood
long. There is a depth of meaning in that
phrase, "Keystone State." Let us remember
that not alone the presence of the Keystone is
necessaryto the permanence of the arch, but
its durability, hardness, resistance to decay.
It must be there, and it mast be of good ma.
term], not even doubtful. Every grain of its
composition must be firm, and its grains must
adhere to each other. What do we see ? The
immense vote of the State shows a division of
the people into almost exact halves. One-half
of the people vote one way, the other half
vote the other way. This is of no importance
—is a small matter, indeed, unless those votes
be so diametrically opposed to each other as to,
show absolute disintegration in the Keystone.
Is there any finch indication
The administration papers tell us that the
difference is great, even to absolute hostility,
and that the opposition of the people to each
other is on the question of supporting the
area 1 The one-half of the Keystone refused
duty as a stone in the arch, and that the par
ticles are individually hostile to the Union
they are - sustaining. A. Cabinet minister pub
lishes the same story to the world, and the peo
ple are expected to believe it. This is terrible
If it were true, then the hope of preserving
the magnificent fabric would indeed be very
weak. The end would seem to approach rap
Ent it is not true. The accusation is not
only false, but is itself a blow at the Union.—
The constant effort to place one-half of the
people in a position of hostility to their coun
try, is itself aiding and abetting the enemies:of
that country. If the men at Washington would
learn wisdom, let them seek it in considering
this old name given to Pennsylvania, the Key
stone, and in the plain common sense rules for
preserving that stone sound and secure. To
widen and extend a fissure by driving a wedge
into it, to reject and cast off in disdain, as no
part of the stone, one full half of it, and yet
'expect to preserve the fabric safe and strong—
to increase disintegration, introduce more and
more violent divisions, widen breaches, and
imagine this the beat way to strengthen the
arch, is supreme folly.
Every man in Pennsylvania, every man in
America, is important to the Union, and should
be won to its hearty support. You cannot put
bands around the crumbling particles of a
Keystone, or any other stone in an arch, and
expect to hold them together for long nee.—
They will crumble to sand, and the strength
that rested in the unity of the particles will
turn as it were to water by the process of dis-
Since the origin of the war the policy of the
administration has steadily developed into a
party policy. The determination hoe become
more and more manifest to carry on the war
on party principles, and to demand the sup
port of these party principles by citizens who
believed them ruinous. Opposition to plans
has been openly declared to be opposition to
government, and combined votes against a
policy have been stigmatized as rebellious con
spiracies of the people to each other, and thus
to weaken the Government itself_
Has it ever occurred to the men who manage
our affairs at Washington, that after we have
conquered the rebellion and reduced the re
volting States to absolute subjection, the grand
question of the unity of the American people
remains unsettled ? It is not impossible to
prevent the secession of email part of the tie
don by force, but if that force is so managed
in a long war as to introduce violent discord
into other parts of the nation, even though
that discord does not break out while the war
is in progress, still it may so weaken the af
fections of the people for the Union and its
Government that they will not care to preserve
it after the war is over ? Such a result would
be a more terrible catastrophe than has yet
been threatened. But it is not an impossible
result. Nay, it is even now threatening us in
the future, because the touree of the adminis
tration is weakening the affections of part of
the people for their form of government. If a
party administration, elected by a party vote,
is always to administer government as this
administration has done; if those who voted
against it are always to be treated as outsiders
and enemies; if the Government is to become
a party government for four years, with steady
hostility to citizens who oppose its principles,
then, whether power be in the hands of Repub
licans or Democrats, the opposition will learn
to dislike their Government, attachment to its
very form will become cold, and the process of
decay will go on rapidly, Mtn is danger of
this very result now. It is not uncommon to
hear men publicly discuss the form of govern
ment and condemn it. One class want. a
stronger central government. Another class
want to abolish States entirely. Another wish
checks put on Federal power and Presidential
authority. The old Union is avowedly detes
table to many public men. It was a glorious
old Union, and we had in it happiness and
prosperity. But radicalism entered it, and the
last two years have been years of fearful ex
periment. Nor is there any safety but in a
return to that old ,Union, and the preservation
of our ancient principles of common interests
and mutual concession for mutual good.—
Journal of Commerce.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
FROM GEN. ROSEGRANS' ARMY-OFFI
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.—The following was
received to-day at. the headquarters of the
CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 18.—Maj. Gen. If W.
Halleck, General-in-Chief :—The following dis
patch has just been received from l3rigadier
General Geo. Crook, commanding second cav
alry division, dated Rogerville, Ala., Oct. 10,
I have the honor to inform you that I have
had three fights with the enemy since I left
Squatchie valley, whipping him very badly
each time. The last battle ended at Farming
ton, Tenn., where I fought Wheeler's whole
command with only two brigades. I cut his
force in two, scattering. a large portion of it,
capturing four pieces of artillery, one thou
sand stand of cavalry arms, two hundred and
forty prisoners, besides the wounded. As I
plinlicCi the enemy immediately, I have not
been able to ascertain the number of been killed
and wounded, but it was very heavy. They were
scattered over a distance of fifteen miles from
this, and their retreat was a precipitate rout,
their men deserting and straggling over the
country. I pursued them with great vigor,
but their horses being better than mine, I was
only able to come up with a couple of regi
ments at Sugar creek, left to detain me. I
made a charge on them, capturing some fifty
of them, and scattering the remainder in the
mountains. When within eight miles of the
river I struck the gallop, but when I reached
the river I found that they bad all crossed at a
ford some three miles above Samp's ferry,
where they could cross twelve abreast. I
never saw troops more demoralized than they
Were. lam satisfied their loss on this raid
was not less than 2,000. No fears need be en
tertained of their making another raid soon.
Signed, Geo. W. Crook, Brigadier General
Commanding. W. S. ROBECRANB,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.—The Navy Depart
ment has received a communication from act
ing Rear Admiral Lee, dated off Newport News
yesterday, in which he attack that Lieutenant
Lawson, on the 11th, being close in shore to
the westward of the bar off New Inlet, dis
covered, a vessel coming up the beach. He
tried to get between the stranger and the beach
without success, the latter being teo close in
when the attempt was made by her to run
back to the bar, which attempt was interrupted
by the Nansemond, and the vessel was then
run so hard ashore, with a heavy surf and a
falling tide, that all of Lieutenant Lawson's
subsequent efforts proved unavailing to get her
All on board escaped, excepting seven, the
second and third mates, two of the crew, and
a passenger. The first two are reported to be
Americans and the remainder foreigners.
Lieut. Lawson set her on fire and burned
her to the water's edge, firing a number of
shots into her machinery.
She proved to be the propeller Douro, owned
at. Wilmington, with a cargo of two hundred
and fifty bales of cotton, two hundred and
seventy boxes and twenty tierces of tobacce,
and a quantity of turpentine and rosin, all be
longing to the rebel government.
The Douro was captured by the Quaker City
last spring, condemned, sold and taken to the
British provinces, and thence to Nassau. This
vessel now lies a perfeot wreck just above the
The English schooner Florence was cap
tused on the 2d instant, six miles from Mata
gorda., TotAi, putpartisg to he bide New Or
leans to Rio Janeiro. When boarded, the
master pretended he did not know hie posi
tion, and thought ha was eighty miles from
land. She was seized by Acting Commander
Smith as a lawful prize for violating the block
ade, She was laden with medicines, wines,
saddles and assorted cargo.
FARTHER. POINT, Oat. 19.—The steamer Hi
bernian, from Liverpool, with dates to the Bth
inst., passed here this morning.
The Ray. Henry Ward Beecher had addTetiacd
a public meeting at Glasgow, on the American
war, which called out th ecriticism of the Lon
The directors of the Great Eastern ship
company have taken formal proceedings in
bankruptcy to wind up the company, in order
to stay various actions and insure an equal dis
tribution of the assets.
England, was startled by an earthquake early
on the morning of the 6th. It was felt in all
directions. There was no damage dose.
The English journals advance nothing new
on American affairs.
The two secessionist associations at Manches
ter have amalgamated into one, under the title
of the Southern Independence Association ; the
main object being to procure recognition for
The course adopted by the Arch Duke Max
imilian relative to Mexico disappoints the Lon
don speculators in Mexican securities. A con
siderable decline has taken place.
It is reported that Spain is among the pow
ers resolved to recognize the new Mexican em
The Paris Bourse is dull and steady at 67f.
The Polish Question is unchanged. It is re
ported that Prince Czartorisky was taking
formal steps on the part of the Polish national
government to secure recognition to the Poles
ARMY OF TUE POTOMAC.
HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF TAB POTOMAC,)
Camp near Centreville, Oct. 18, 1863.
GENERAL ORDERS NO. N.
The attention of the Major General com
manding having been called to the omission in
General Orders No. 96, of the 15th inst., from
these headquarters, to mention the services of
the cavalry constituting part of the rear guard
on the 14th inst., he takes the earliest oppor
tunity to bear testimony to the activity, zeal,
and gallantry, not only of the second division,
but of the whole cavalry corps, and to the
efficient and ardous services rendered is all
the recent operations, from the Rapidan to
By commend of Maj. Gee. Meade.
S. S. 'WILLIAMS, A. A. G
TROY, N. Y., Oct. 19 —A. terrible accident
occurred about noon. A number of men were
engaged in digging a sewer twenty feet below
the level of the street, when both shies caved
in, burying about twenty. Three dead bodies
have been taken out, and only three were saved
alive. There are still twelve or fifteen persons
under the earth, and men are vigorously en
gaged in digging them out.
GOVERNMENT FEED HO USE.DESTROYED
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.—Early this morning
the government feed house, on the Washing
ton monument grounds, was set on fire in two
places. The structure
. being of wood was soon
destroyed, with 100 tons of hay and a large
amount of ground feed. Other frame buildings
in proximity were saved from damage, Twelve
or more horsed were burned to death. '
REBEL FORCES MASSED AT MANOSSAS-A GREAT
BATTLE IMPENDING--.GEN. MEADE'S ARMY RE•
PORTED WITHIN THE DEFENCES OF WASHING-
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1.7.—1 t is ascertained from
the Army of the Potomac that the heavy rain
of yesterday psevented any field operations.
Our cavalry scouts failed to find any consider
able body of the enemy, and our signal men,
owing to the fog and haze, saw indications of
only one large camp at Bristow Station.
It is believed the enemy have, during the
previous day, reconnoitred our position, and
finding our lines impregnable, retired rear
ward, and fearing a rise in the Rappahannock
would interfere with their base of supplies
have expedited their movements towards that
Our troops are equally well posted for an ad
vance or for defence. The enemy's forced
marches, and scarcity of supplies, render it
impossible to actively advance
. or retreat. If
they attack us their defeat is considered be
yond a doubt.
General Sickles arrived in front last night,
prepared to take the field if a fight should en
sue. His friends there, however, think his
valor carries him too fat in his present physi
A repoit reached headquarters that the
enemy were in force, this morning, at and
around Man asses Junction. Some of our troops
prepared immediately to advance, and proba
bly to reconnoitre.
Oar movements have reeently been of a strate
gic character, in which General Lee has thus
far been completely oulgeneraled by General
No fears exist of our not being able to cope
with General Lee in the field if we can get his
force in.a mass without our having a large
base of supplies to protect.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.—The information
from the Army of the Potomac received to-'
night is that reports came iu from our cavalry
yesterday evening that the enemy had massed
a force at Manassas. There were also vague
rumors that the enemy, straitened for supplies,
and having signally failed to procure them
from General Meade's trains, has again turned
his attention and course toward the Lower
Shenandoah valley, and to our posts on the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
Trusty parties have been sent out to ascer
tain the truth of the reports.
Rebel infantry pickets made their appear
ance last night in the vicinity of Chantilly, in
dicating the presence of a heavy rebel force in
that vicinity ; but General Sedgwick drove
them back to Prying Pan from his front.—
Gen. Corcoran visited the camp yesterday.
Later information up to noon to-day says
that our cavalry reconnoissance went out as
far as one mile from Bristow Station and found
nothing but a few rebel cavalry scouts.
Rumors continue to multiply, to the effect
that a rebel column is moving towards Point
of Rocks, or Harper's Ferry, but after careful
inquiry by private parties, no information was
obtained to confirm these reports.
It would seem that a general engagement is
considered probable, from the fact that the
army surgeons have received orders to hold
themselves in readiness to proceed to the Army
of the Potomac.
The following was to day received at the
headquarters in this city :
CLARKSBURG, Oct. 17.—General Sullivan re
ports that his cavalry scouts from Martinsburg
yesterday, encountered a detachment of Gil.
more's rebel cavalry, and captured the whole
party, g 9 in number, with horses, equipments,
&c. B. F. KELLY, Brig. Gen.
NEW YORK, Oot. IB.—Reports current here
say that Gen. Meade's army is within the de
fences of Washingtpn, and that no battle has
Lee's position is not ascertained, but it ap
pears certain that he has not armed the Po
ARTILLERY FIRING ON SATURDAY-THE REBELS
A.P.MY OF VIII POTOMAC, Oet. 17.—There wee
a renewal of artillery firing on our extreme
right to-day, continuing enly a few minutes.
The main body of the enemy has mysteri.
ously disappeared; but whether the rebels
have gone up. down, over or under, nobody
knows except General Meade and his confiden
tial Military counsellors. Even the regular
brigade of cavalry, advancing beyond our
front, failed to find them in any considerable
A soldier was shot for desertion in the 3d
corps pester d 'yr.
At seven c'ele.ek tbio cToulug all wup quiet
at the front.
The guerrilla operations between Centre
ville and Fairfax station are becoming bold
and desperate, Captain S. A. Urquahart,
commissary of the 3d division, 6th army corps,
was captured by guerrillas between these
points to-day. Captain Wheelan, assistant
quartermaster of the let brigade, let division,
6th army corps, and Lieutenant John Brad
ford, commissary of the same brigade, were
captured by guerrillas night before last in the
The guerrillas also out the males from four
six mule teams of that brigade and left the
wagons, in one of which a sergeant was sleep
ing, who did not awake till morning, and was
amazed then at the discovery of his situation.
Co'. A. H. Tippen, of the 68th Pennsylvania
infantry, known in Philadelphia as the "Scott
Legion," has been missing since Wednesday
morning, and it is feared that he aiso has
fallen into the hands of rebel marauders.
It is rumored that Gen. Rufus King, in com
mand of the defences of Fairfax Court House,
will be assigned to the command of a division
in the bth army corps.
A UNION FORCE DEFEATED ON THE BIG BLACK
RIVER-THE MISSISSIPPI ELECTION-IMPOR
TANT CAPTURE OF THE STEAMBOAT BURNERS,
MEMPHIS. Oct. lA.—The Jackson Mississip
pian of the 6th inst., says that the election for
Governor, State officers, and Congressmen
took place on the sth,\ and it supposes that all
the present State officers were re-elected.
A sharp fight had occurred on the Big Black
river, in whioh the rebels were driven back,
but being reinforced they compelled the Fed
erals to retreat beyond that river.
Four companies of the 2d lowa cavalry sur
rounded the town of Hernando on Saturday
night last and captured three men, formerly of
the Memphis police, who were engaged in the
recent burning of steamboats on the Missis
sippi river. They had a list of all the boats on
the river, with the price to be paid for their
destruction. They are now in irons in Irving
prison, and will be tried by a military commis
The vote of the 2d lowa cavalry for Gover
nor of lowa is; stone, Republican, 574; Tut
tle, War Democrat, IQ7.
THE WAR IN GEORGIA AND TENNESSEE
RETREAT OF THE REBEL OBERRILLAS 10 OKO
LONA-ROUT OF CHALMERS BY COL. HATCH
CAIRO, Oct. 17.—The. steamers Omaha and
City Belle have arrived, with three hundred
bales of cotton.
The Memphis Bulletin of the 10th says that
the 3d Michigin cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel
Mercer, encountered Richardson, with 1,800
rebels and four pieces of artillery, on the
Tallahatchie. Richardson retreated to Oko
MEMPHIS, Oct. 15 —Colonel Hatch routed
and scattered Chalmer's command, driving
them all beyond the Tallahatchie, and gave up
the pursuit only when hie ammunition was ex
pended. 0-esteral Sweeney'e infantry took the
BY THE MAILS.
THE WAR IN VIRGINIA
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
DISAPPEARING FROM THE FRONT.
[Correspondence of the New York Herald ]
DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI.
wrong route, and, Lut for this error, most of
Chalmer's command would have been cap
FORTRESS MONROE, Oct.. 16.—T0-day was ap
pointed for the execution of Dr. Wright, of
Norfolk, for the murder of Lieut. Sanborn, but
news reached here this morning that a respite
for one week had been granted him by the
ESCAPE FROM CAMP DOUGLAS
CHICAGO, Oct. 18 —Twenty six of Morgan's
men escaped from Camp Douglas last night by
digging a tunnel, from one of the barracks,
under the fence.
PEACEFUL ASPECT OF OUR RELATIONS WITH EN-
WASHINGTON. Oct. 13.—Now that the rela
tions between the United States and Great Bri
tain have assumed a more peaceful aspect, and
are more likely to become additionally friendly,
gentlemen connected with governmental affairs
express the hope that the citizens of our coun
try will endeavor to strengthen rather than
weaken the amicable feelings of the two na
OUR RELATIONS WITH FRANCE
However our relations with France may. be
regarded by the public, there is no reason to
fear that any of the pending question will lead
to disagreeable results.
THE RUSSIAN FLEET TO VISIT WASHINGTON
It is poeitlyely aesetted that The Russian
fleet will extend its visit to Washington. The
reception here will, doubtless, be cordial.
COL. BAILER'R CAVALRY GONE TO THE FRONT.
Col. L. C. Baker's battallion of cavalry has
gone to the front, bat the Colonel being re
quired as a witness here to-morrow was una
ble to accompany it.
THE RUMORED ADVANCE OF LEE'S ARMY.
The rumors that a body of rebels had crossed
the Potomac which have prevailed here yester
day and to-day, lack confirmation. It is not
thought impossible. however, that "My Mary
land" may be again entered, though by no
means with such large forces as in Lee's pre
vious campaigns. Some think that Lee's pre
sent movement is henceforth to be little more
than a foraging expedition.
THE PRESIDENT'S REPLY TO THE MISSOIIRI-ICAN-
In giving a statement of the principal points
decided by the President in his reply to the
address of the Missouri delegation, we neglec
ted to say that Mr. Lincoln takes occasion to
declare that he cannot bare part nor lot in the
warfare of parties raging in Missouri, that he
knows no political friends in matters with re
lation to which he is called to act as Chief
Magistrate of the nation, looking solely to the
general welfare. The letter is said to be one
of Mr. Lincoln's most characteristic produc
tions. The President has sent to Missouri for
further evidence in the matter of the enroled
militia, and he is unwilling to disband them,
and desires to retain them under Gen. Scho
THE ENLISTMENT OF SLAVES
The forthcoming order with relation to the
enlistment of slates, which secures to the loyal
master $3OO for each recruit from his planta
tion, and to the rebel master nothing at all, is
to apply not only to Maryland but to all the
Border States not embraced within the Presi
TREATY WITH NORTHWEST INDIANS.
Ex-Gov. Ramsey telegraphs from Crow Wing,
Minn., under date of Oct. 10, to Commissioner
Dole, of the Indian Bureau, that he succeeded
in making a treaty with the Red Lake and
Pembina Indians on Oct. 2, the particulars of
which will be forwarded.
FOREIGN SEED WHEAT FOR DISTRIBUTION
The Agricultural Bureau have received a
quantity of Black Sea wheat, from Odessa, for
distribution. From the Royal Agricultural
Society of Russia a collection of seeds have
been sent for propagation. Wheat has also
been received from the Mediterranean, South
ern part of France. The report of crops for
September will be ready early next week.
HOW TO ''AID THE GOVERNMENT."--A State
Convention of "Loyal Leagues," has been
called to assemble in Utica to-morrow, "to con
sider in what manner they may beet aid - the
Government in the prosecution of the war."
Happily, the President's proclamation calling
for three hundred thousand fresh volunteers,
no longer leaves the question open to discus
sion; manifestly and plainly they can "best
aid the Government" by volunteering. If
there is any other method, we should like to
gee it. The "Loyal Leagues" have a glorious
opportunity for establishing their claims to
superior loyalty, and if their numbers and in
fluence in this and other States are not grossly
exaggerated, they are in a condition to fill the
entire quota cut of their own ranks. This is
no time for professions of loyalty unless they
are bravely backed up by deeds, and we trust
that the Utica Convention to-morrow will adort
some practicable means, besides talking, of man
ifesting the superior patriotism of the Loyal
Leagues. Recruiting tents just now are better
than resolutions, and a live volunteer will
weigh down a tiushel of speeches, and will ge
farther towards "aiding the Government."
New York gun. 191 h.
On the morning of the 18th inet., Man. ELIZABETH
M. AUMILLIN, aged 68 years and 9 months.
The funeral will take place from the residence of her
non in-law, X, Killer, at JO o'clock on Tueedny morn•
IMPORTANT TO FEMALES.-DR.
HARVEY 7 9, PklitiLn PILLS have never yet failed in re
moving difficulties arising from obstruction, ,or stop
page of nature, or in restoring the system to perfect
health when suffering from Spinal Affections, Prolapus
Uteri, the Whites, or other woaknees of the Uterine
Organs. The Pils are, perfectly harmless on the con
stitution, and may be taken by the most delicate female
without causing distress—the same time they act like a
charm by strengthening. invigorating and restoring the
system to a healthy condition, and by bringing on the
monthly period with regularity, no matter from what
causes the obstruction may arise. They should, how-
ever, NOT be taken during the first three or four
months of pregnancy, though safe at any other time, as
miscarriage would be the result.
Each box contains 00 Pills, Price $l.
DR. HARVEY'S TREATISE on Diseases of Females,
Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Barrenness, Sterility, Repro
duction, and Abusae of Nature, and emphatically - the
Ladies' Private Mtdical Adviser, a pamphlet of 64 pa
ges, sent free to any address. Six cents required to
The Pills and book will be sent by mail when de
sired, securely sealed, and prepared, by
J. BRYAN, M. D., General Agent.
No. 76Qeder street, New York
Bold by all the principal - druggists.
A GENTLEMAN, cured of Nervous
Debilityjneompetency, Premature Decay and Youthful
Error, actuated by. a desire to benefit others, will be
happy to furnish to all who need it (free of charge) the
reeled and directions for making the simple Remedy
used in hid 44.88. Those wishing to profit by hie exile.
rience—and possess a valuable Remedy—will receive
the same, by return mail : (carefully sealed,) by ad
dressing: JOHN B. OGDEN.
Ang 14-3mdkw No. CO, Wesel" street. N.Y.
SOAP.—Tallow Soap, Babbit's New
York Soap, allaying Soap, just received by
ADAM BELLES , JR
oct'S Corner of Front and Market sta.
WOODEN AND WILLOW WARE.
The largest and best aeseetnieet in this city for
sale by ADAM RELLIER, JR.,
oct/6 Corner of Front and Market ste.
WANT ED.—A boy that has had some
experience in the Dry Goode business. Enquire
of R. LEMIENINE, Walnut street, betivren Pourth
and Fifth. oct2o tf
-HOUSE FOR RENT OR SALE._
The suliseribevbfrars for rest et pale his mansion
house on Second above Mulberry street. Marri•burg.
part of the furniture may be leased with the house
GPO. W. MARAIS.
Harrisburg, Oct. 14, 3863—0ct20
Rebecca Martin by her In the COlrt of Corctilo u
next friend Eamon Wert, I Pleas of Dat:phin county,
of. Tan. 7, Term 1863. Alias
subi.cena in Livorce.
Josiah Martin ' To Josiah Martin greeting :
WHAZNAS, Rebecca Martin, by her next friend &mon
Wert, did, on the 21st day of January, 1:1 4 33, pre, ent her
petition to the Hon. Judges of the Court of Common
Pleas of Dauphin county, praying, for the causes therein
set forth, she might be divorced from the bonds of mat
rimony entered into with you, the sail .I , )sigh Martin:
We therefore command you. that you , be and appear
in your proper person before our Judges at Harrisburg,
at our Court of Common Pleas for the county of Dau
phin, on the third Monday of November next, to an
swer the petition yr libel of your Raid wife, Rebecca.
Martin, and show cause, if any you have, why the said
Febecca Martin should not be divorced from the bonds
of matrimony entered into with you the said Josiah
Martin, agreeably to our acts at assemb:y in such case
made and provided. Hereof rail net..
Witness the Hon. John J. Pearson, President of bur
said Court at Harrisbu , g, this 7rb day of September,
A. D. 1863. J. U. YOUNG. - Prothonotary
September 7th, 1.8e3.
d. D. DOAS, Sheriff,
- lOR 0 CL A MA TIO N.—Whereas, the
Honorable JOHN J. PEARBON, Presilent of the Court
of (Ammon Pleas in the Twelfth Judicui District, con
aistingof the counties of Lebanon and Dauphin. and the
Hon. SAMUEL LaNnts and Hon. Moses R. YOUNG, A.EBO
- Judges in Dauphin county, having issued their pre
cept, bearing date the 18th day of Se-,. t.. A. D. 1863, to roe
directed, for holding a Court of Oyer and Terminer and
General Jail Delivery and Quarter Sessions of the Peace
at Harrisburg, for the county of Dauphin. and to com
mence on the third Mammy of NC ;•enthe , next, being the
16th day of November. 1863, and to continue two weeks.
Notice is therefore hereby given to the Coroner, Jus
tices of the Peace, Aldermen, and Constables of the said
county of Dauphin, that they be then and there in their
proper persons, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day.
with their records, inquisitions, examinations, and their
own remembrances, to do those things which to their
office appertains to be done, and those who are bound in
recognisances to prosecute against the prisoners that are
or shall be in the Jail of Dauphin county . • be then and
there to prosecute against them as shad be just.
Given under my hand, at Harrisburg, the 10th day of
October, in the year of our Lord 186 ft, and in the eighty
seventh year of the independence of the United Statee.
T. D. BOAS, Sheriff.
NEW MUSIC BOOK by MR. BRAD
And will be lamed early in November,
A new collection of Sacred and S;cultyr DLesi. f 4
Singing schools. Choirs, Congregations,
and social use,
BY WILLIAM B. BRADBURY,
AIITHOR OF "THE JUBILEE," AND MANy OTHER MUSICAI
ONE HUNDRED pages will be devoted to the Ele
ments of Music, with a great amount' or new tinging
School Music. and nearly THREE HUNDRED pages tb"
Sacred Music, as tunes of all metres. Anthems, Chants,
and other Set Pieces, mostly new. The work is printed
throughout from large plain type, one part on a staff.
Price, $lO per dozen. A single copy will be sent post
paid to any teacher cf music or leader of a choir, for
examination, on receipt of one dollar.
The immense success of Mr. Bradbnry's previous
works, and their almost unexampled save, (of his last
work in this department, Tits Jr:Emits, more than two
hundred thousand eopies have already been sold,) pro-re
his knowledge of the wants of the pul,Hc and his ability
to supply them.
The present work was designei for publication last
year, but having been delayed because of the unfavor
able times, the author has bad oppoi tuEity to perfect it
in its various depart v,ents. As it SINGING SCHOOL
BOOK the KEY-Nora wll be still ore comprehensive
and complete than its predecessors while to 4 Choire,
Congregations, SoCietieg, Ike., it wi!' present the re
sults of Mr. Bradbury's labors in composing and col
lecting for several years. For sale by MASON & EfAas-
LIE, Boston. Published by
BR ADBUR Y'B
NEW '' .l "-""•'-itt r 7 .E• Llf
PIANO - FORTES.
SIX FIRST PRIZES!
Received within three weeks : Peon New Jersey State
Fair, at Paterson, It J_ ; from New York State Fair, at
Utica, N. Y.; from Ohio State Fair, at Cleveland, 0. ;
Pennsylvania state Fair, at Norristown, Pa. ; Illinois
State Fair, at Decatur, Ili, from American Institute
Fair in New York—Judges : Gottschalk, Berg, Eames
and Frank Brown.
The celebrated Pianist, says of them!
"I have examined with Grazer CARY. Mr. William B.
Bradbury's New SCALE PIANO-FORTES. and it is my
opinion that they fire rury lupe. isr instruments. I
have especially remarked their thorough workmanship,
and the power; purity, richness and equality of their
tone. I recommend tbererore. lb.se instruments to
the public in general, and doubt not of their success.
"L. M. GOTTSCHALK.
4 glWww Yomt, anly 12, 1863."
The meet eminent I t the musical profession of New
York have ale° given the most unqualified testimonials
in favor of these instruments. Send fc.r a circular.
WM. R. BRADBURY,
No. 42T Broome At., New York_
T ()IND'S BOSTON BISCUIT, Bond's
I) Milk Biscuit, Bond's Wine Biscuit. Bond's Butter
Biscuit, for sate by A DAMS S.LLBR. TR.,
octl6 Curtin. of Brent and Market eta.
CRANBERRIES.—A choice lot just
received and for tale b
Corner of Front and Market Oa
ILD GOVERNMENT JAVA.-A
I fresh supply just received and warranted genuine,
for sale only by ADAM HELLER. JR ,
ostl6 Corner of Front and Market sta.
LTA MS.—Michenor's ''Excelsior" and
11, flardusr, Phipps & Co.'s prime Cincinnati "sugar
cored" Hama, in large or small quantities, just received
byADAM KELLER JR.,
octl6 Corner of Front and Market eta.
CASTILE FOAP.—A choice article,
justreceived by ARABI KELLP.R, JR..
octl6 Corner of Front and Markel-sta.
ADAM KELLER JR.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCER'
COR.NER. FRONT A VD lIIA R'KE T STREETS,
The turdersigned respactfuily invites attention to his
large and well selected stork or Choice Family Groce
ries, embracing all articles kept in the Eastern
and which he offers for male in large or small quanti
All of which are warranted fresh and genuine, inclu
ding all the eelebrated
CROSSE & BLA.CRWELL'S PREPARATIONS,
Among which may be found Chow Chow, Peccalilli,
Gerkins, Mixed Pickles. Onions ' Patna Sauce, and Cau
liflower, ; also, Lee & Perrin's Worcestershire Sauce,
Sardines, Dutch Anchovies, Mushrooms : Pepper Sauces,.
Tomato and Mushroom Catsup.
Also—Genuine virgi n
OIL OF AIX AND BAC, 3ALITPI.
11:7' All the above warranted fresh and genuine.
lie has the largest and beat selected asaortai ent of
fresh ground and whole
SPICES OF ALL KINDS.
A fine supply of
English Dairy, Pine Apple, Sap Sago, New York, &C.
Of all grader, White and Brown,
Including genuine Old Government Java, Rio. dark
and light, Laguayra, and fresh roasted Coffee ; together
with all kiwis of Oeffee Preparations, such as Lusa
lion, Rio, Essence of Coffee, &c., c.,
SYRUPS AND MOLASSES,
Stewart's, Lovoring's, Lamont's and New York Syrups,
New Orleans and Porto Rico Baking Molasses.
Largest and finest assortment of
To be found in this city; together with all the late
Me also ati g ki tr ad E s E a NSWAßE.
CEDAR AND WILLOW-WARE,
Including Baskets, Buckets, Tub,,, Blooms, Brushes,
Mato, &c., &c. Aso
P/SH, SALT, CIAL OIL.
FLOUR, HAMS, CHIMNEYS,.
BACON, DRIED BEEF, LAMPS, &C.
A call is respectlnlly rolicited at
Corner of Front and Market streets.
toctl2 Successor to Nichols.& Bowman,.
& 7 EiPvidrt St., N, Y