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Tuesday Morning, Sept. 15, 18C3
WHAT WE MAY EXPECT.
The rumors, that "the Rebels are coming,"
"the Rebels are crossing the Potomac," etc..
which we hear almost daily may not be true.
hut the possibility, nay, the very probability of' I
the thing, should sound a note of warning along I
the Border. It is true, we have Federal troops
at Martinsburg. and others farther west, but
still our whole Border is not securely protected
It is not likely just now that Gen. Lee's entire
army may make another invasion of free soil.
but a strung Cavalry force may make a "raid"
through Maryland and the southern counties
of Pennsylvania. That this will be done, or
at least attempted, seems to be the general
opinion. How soon? We can not pretend to
say. It may take place any day. The preba•
bility, too, seems great when we consider, that
something must be done by the rebel army
in Virginia. In June last, Lee crossed the
Potomac; his army were in high spirits,—
they felt as if the flush of victory were already
on their brow. Exultant mid. proud they
marched on. Crestfallen and sullied, they re
turned,—disappointed, discouraged and de
feated. Nearly three mouths have since pas
sed. 'The men are discontented, they are in
rags, many are shoeless; their rations are ex
• Now, something must be done, and that
something speedily, to infuse new courage into
the hearts of there dispirited men. A success
is needed. No matter how trivial it can be
magnified by the southern writers, and extolled
by C. S. A. officers, until it will appear to the
army, a victory of great moment. Sonia think
the army of Lee may enter Maryland; and
mice a sudden dash on Baltimore, and get in
the rear of Washington. They are hardly
prepared to accomplish this magnificent plan
just now. But their cavalry may and likely
will, attempt something to retrieve their lost re
putation. Suppose they could cross the Poto
mac, steal horses, capture a small government
port, this would be honor enough for them and
quite enough food for their journals. Upon
less foundation than this, have their boasted
victories been erected.
Cannot all this be prevented Gen. Kelley's
men way. They are wide awake, on the look out
for any Iruboden or Jenkins. But with all
their caution and watchfulness, the foe may slip
through at some unexpected point. Shall we.
in such event, make no resistance? Shall we,
as we have done heretofore, allow them to rob
and destroy at their own good pleasure. While
the government will • do all it can to prevent
the supposed misfortune to us, yet troops are
needed too much at other more important pla
ces than the Potomac. Soldiers will not sp'ring
up as-by magic. We have no Phoderch Dhu,
whose call shall on the instant, fill copse and
heath with armed men :
"Bonnets, and spears, and bended bows,
On right, on lef.,'above, below."
The militia from the interior, might proba•
bly turn out, but Could not do so without coo•
siderable delay, for the purpose of effecting
'necessary organizations. We need not, cannot
wait for that. The work of the foe will, doubt
less, be done before they can reach here, us has
'been the case heretofore. No, we ought not to
wait ou others to come and protect us. Let all
able bodied men organize into military compa
nies, procure arms, be acquainted with the drill,
and when danger threatens our Border, hasten
to the place of rendezvous, and go forth and
fight if necessary, to protect home, family and
property. Let the people of Southern Penn
sylvania no longer be considered cowards and
craven hearted. Let us be able to cope at
least with any few thousand troops the rebels
may choose to send against us. The Governor
of Kentucky in his inaugural, says to the peo
ple of that State :
" We should thoroughly organize, and should
revive the spirit of our ancient defence, which
characterized our fathers, and gave to their
homes protection against a not more savage foe.
Our homes must be protected; we can do it if
we will. Let us will it, and do it."
The capture of Chattanooga by the forces of
General Roseerans is fully confirmed. A spe
cial dispatch from Newton, Ga., to Cincinnati,
dated the 9th, says:—"At twelve o'clock to
day General Crittenden took peaceable posses
sion of Chattanooga, and General Wood was
put in coinmand of the place."
The principal portion of the rebel infantry
left Chattanooga the same day, the cavalry re
maining till next day. The strategy of Gen.
eral Rosecrans, whereby the evacuation of
Chattanooga was rendered necessary, cannot be
too highly regarded. Without any considera
ble loss of life, but simply by a well arranged
plan which his fine military mind conceived.
a id his cool judgment helped to execute, the
city fell into our possession, and Tennessee was
placed virtually at our disposal.
Cumberland Gap. which was held by Gen
eral Frazer with two thousand rebels and four
teen pieces of artillery, surrendered, at four
o'clock on Wednesday, to Gen Shackleford,
who commanded General Burnside's advance.
Our forces now hold the Gap.
The news from Arkansas is important. The
rebels have evacuated Little Rock and retired
forty miles westward to Fort Washington.
Official intelligence of the capture of Fort
Smith, Arkansas, was also received at Leaven
worth on the lUth. The rebels, four thousand
strong, under Generals Cooper and Cabell. fled
before General Blunt and dispersed in all di
rectiuns. General Davidson met the rebels at
Bayou netoir, nine miles from Little Rock. on
the 27th ult., and drove thew across the creek
The rebels, who were three thousand strong,
burned the bridge behind thetu and .betook
themselves to the woods. The abandonment of
Little Rock must have immediately followed
General. Magruder, the Rebid commandant
at Texas, is reported as being killed in Galves
ton during the last week in August, by a lieu
tenant who detected him in his amours with
the lieutenant's wife.
Washington, September 6.—The following
report has been made by General Averil to
Iluttonsville, Ira., August 80 .—General—l.
have the honor to report the safe return of my
command to this place, after an expedition
through the counties of Hardy, Pendleton,
Greenbrier and Pocahontas. We drove Gene
ral Jackson out of Pocahontas and over the
Warm Spring Mountains, in a series of skir
mishes ,destroyed their saltpetre works, burned
Camp Northwest and a large amount of arms,
equipments and stores, fought a severe engage
ment with a superior force under command of
Major• General Sam. Jones and Colonel Patten,
at Rocky Gap, near White Sulphur Springs
The battle lasted nearly two days. We drove
the enemy from his position, but want of am
munition and the arrival on the second day of
three regiments to reinforce the enemy from
the direction. whence the co operation of Gen.
Scammon had been promised, decided me to
My command was withdrawn in good order,
with the loss of only two men during the opera.
tion. Onr loss in the battle is probably over
one hundred officers and men killed and wound
ed, among whom are Captain Paul, Baron Von
Kcenig, A. C. C., killed, while leading an as
sau I t upon the enemy's right; and Major MeNal
ly, Second Virginia, and tiaptain Ewing, artil
lery, dangerously wounded.
I have reason to believe the enemy's loss
equal to if not greater than our own. One Par
rott gun burst on the first day, and becoming.
worthless was. abadoned. The great efforts up
t•) noon to-day have been by the combined forcus
of Imboden and Jackson to prevent our return.
but without success. We have brought in over
thirty prisoners, including a major and two or
three lieutenants, and a large number of cattle,
. Your Aid-de-camp, Lieutenant J. R. Meigs,
who accompained me, is safe.
I am, General very respectfully, your obedi•
ent servant, Was., W. AVERILL,
The following is an official dispatch from
Gen. Gil!more :
Department of the South, Headquarters in
the field, September 7th, 1863 —Maj. Gen.
H. W. Halleck, General-in Chief:
General :—I have the honor to report that
Fort Wagner and battery Gregg are ours.
Last night our sappers crowned the crest of
the counter of Fort Wagner on its sea front,
and an order was issued to carry the place by
assault at 9 o'clock this morning, that being the
hour of low tide. About ten o'clock, last night
the enemy commenced evacuating the Island
and all but 75 of them made their escape from
Cummings' Point in small boats.
Captured dispatches show that Fort Wagner
was commanded by Cel. Keet, of South Caro
lina, ;and garrisoned by 1,400 effective men;
and battery Gregg by between 100 and 200.
Fort Wagner is a work of the most formida•
ble kind. Its bomb proof shelter, capable of
containing one thousand eight hundred men,
remains sound, after the most terrific bombard
ment to which any work was subjected.
We have captured 160 pieces of artillery and
a large supply of excellent ammunition. The
city and harbor of Charleston are now com
pletely covered by my guns.
I have the honor to be, General, very respect
fully, your obedient servant,
Q. A. GILLMOICE,
Brig. Gen. Commanding.
Washington, Sept., 11.—The following of
ficial report from General Burnside, concerning
the capture of Cumberland Gap, has been re
ceived at Headquarters:
Cumberland Gap, Sept. 9,1863.—T0 Major-
General Hu!leek, General-in-Chief :—I have
telegraphed you of our movements up to the
occupation of Knoxville by our forces.- Since
ihen a cavalry force has been sent up the rail
road to within a few wiles of Bristol, capturing
some three locomotives and twenty odd cars.
Another force composed of two regiments of
infantry and two of cavalry I brought to this
ASTLE, P.RA.N.KLEN CO., PA., SEPTEMBER 15,1863.
place in person, to reinforce Gen. Shackelford.
nho was here with two regiments of cavalry,
Colonel De Course); being on the Kentucky side
with a brigade, which I started in that direction
before leaving Kentucky. The infantry 6ri
gade marched from Knoxville to this place, sixty
miles, in fifty two hours. The garrison here.
consisting of over tow thousand men and four
teen pieces of artillery, made an unconditional
surrender at three o'clock P. to-day, without
A. E. BURNSIDE, Major• General.
The following dispatch from Gen. Rosecrans
has been received at Headquarters :
Camp near Trenton, Georgia, Sept. 9, 1863.
To Major General Halleck, General in-Chief :
—Chattanooga is ours without a struggle, and
East Tennessee is free! Our move on the en
emy's flank and rear progresses, while the tail
of his retreating column will not escape unmo
lested. Our . troops from this side entered
Chattanoogo about noon : those north of the
river are now crossing
W. S. ROSECRANS, Maj.-Gen
Fortress Monroe, Sept. 10.—The Richmond
Enquirer of September Bth, received here,
contains an editorial article hinting that. Lee
would soon attempt to drive Meade to the font
carious of Washington, and then wake another
invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. It
affects to consider the Rebel cause hopeful, and
urges the adoption if an offensive campaign.
The article is believed to foreshadow some im
portant movement of Lee's army in this direc
Harrisburg, Sept. 7, 1863.—The following
order was issued this morning :
General Order, No. 46.—Much delay having
unavoidably occurred in the payment of the
militia ,called out by the proclamation of the
Governor, and by authority of • the President of
the United States, dated September 11th, 1862,
for the reason that the formalities of muster
required by the United States regulations had
necessarily been omitted in putting them into
service ; and a form of roll having been ap
proved by the proper Department at Washing
ton as a sufficient voucher at the Treasury for
their payment. Captains and officers command
ing organizations of troops under the said call
will immediately make, application to this De
,sating their post office
address, that printed' blanks of the approved
roll, and the proper instructions, may be at
By order of the Governor.
A. L. RUSSELL,
The following important decision is announc
War Department, Provost Marshal-Gener
al's Office, Washington, D. C., Sept. 5, 1863
—Sir: In answer to your telegram, received
this morning, I am ditected by the Provost-
Marshal General to say that Collectors of In
ternal Revenue are authorized to receive com
mutation money only in the districts in which
they are appointed.
" Very respectfully,
" SAMUEL B. LAWRENCE.
" Captain Sixteenth U. S. Infantry,
"Assistant in charge Dist'g Branch.
"To JOSEPH HOXIE, E,y , Receiver Commu
tation Money Fifth District New York, New
The marine reports for the month of August
show an aggregate less of twenty eight vessels,
most of them American, during that period.—
Three were steamers, and the remainder au
equal proportion of ships, barques, brigs and
schooners. The ship Talisman and the barque
Conrad were captured and burned . by the
rebels. The aggregate losses are sixteen hund•
red thousand dollars.
Sarnia, C. W., Sept. 7.—The steamer Cleve
land reports the loss of the steamer Sunbeam,
in Lake Superior, last week, during a gale.—
Ail her passengers and crew, except one wheels
man, were drowned.
Chicago, Sept. 7.—The steamer Planet ar
rived here this morning, bringing news that the
steamer Sunbeam foundered in Lake Superior
on the 28th of August, and that all on board,
except the wheelsumn, were lost.
The wheelswan lashed himself to a piece of
wreck, and after floating for thirty hours, was
wash .d ashore at Portage, twenty miles front
the scene of the disaster.
He reports that the Sunbeam left Superior
City on Thursday. Early the next morn
log, during a terrible gale the steamer was
struck by a heavy sea, which rolled her over
on her side. The small boats were immediate
ly got out and the passengers and crew put in.
to them, when the steamer was struck by
another heavy sea and commenced breaking
The wheelsman soon afterwards saw the boats
filled with the passengers and crew leaving the
wreck, but it was impossible for the boats to
live in such a gale. They were swamped; and
he is certain that all ou board were lost. The
Planet picked up portions of the wreck, which
were floating about for miles around when the
vessel went down. The passengers and crew
numbered thirty five men.
The scene of the disaster is located a little
northeast of Eagle River, ten miles out.
PASSING- EVENTS, &C•
Files of The Pilot.—We have several ftles of
last year's PILOT, which we will sell cheap.
WE would be pleased if those of our subscribers
who aro in arrears to us for Subscription, would call
and settle, as we need money badly.
IF you want job work done, neatly and cheaply
or if you want to subscribe for a good paper, come
at once to THE PILOT office.
Office of Wood Corder. The office of
Wood Corder of the borough. Mr. SOLOMAN DOME,
Will be for the present in the tailor shop of Mr.
Signal Corps.—A signal corps was, stationed
here a few days last week. The flags, lights, rock
ets, &c., were rather a novel sight to our citizens.
We believe there is a signal station at Fairview, Md.
A DIAN may drink rum, but he has no right to do
so. Sa he may oppose the oonsiiruted authorities
of the land, but he has no right to do so, and ought
to be suitably punished.
WILL be married to-morrow evening, at 8 o'clock,
PRENTICE thinks is counting chickens before they
are batched, in more senses than one.
Mr. JACOB HOSTETTER has removed his store to
the room formerly occupied by Messrs. IMBRIE &
WIER. and in the lever story of the building occu
pied by THE PILOT office.
Editors Drafted.—B. Y. HAMMIER, of the
Spirit and Timee, W. . W. SELLERS, formerly editor of
the Fulton Republican, and W. J. CAMPBEU., the pre
sent , 4 gay sad festive" local editor of the Republi
can. Several printers and others connected with
the press in this district, have been drafted.
FROM the Hageretown herald and Torch, we learn
that about sixty recruits have been raised in the
Hancock district, arid left last week for . Baltimore.
Some forty colored troops left Hagerstown on
Monday of last week, for headquarters at Balti-
Important to those getting Married.—
Marriage certificates are of no account nuless they
have a revenue stamp attached, ~nd that stamp must
be cancelled by the minister writing thereon his
initials and the date of the marriage. The stamp
should, of course, be paid for by the bridegroom.
Look Out for Them.—Counterfeit twenty
five cent postage currency has appeared in Phil
adelphia. The general appearance of the note is
bad, and it can easily be detected by comparing.it
with the genuine No doubt they will soon be cir
loulated here. and we would advise everybody to
beWare of them.
Rhubitrb Butter.—We have received from
JOSEPH SNIVELY, Jr., a quantity of rhubarb butter,
sweetened with sorghum, which we do not hesitate
to say is as pleasant to the taste as apple butter;
and is in the opinion of medical authorities, more
healthful than the latter. If this were generally
known, its use would be as wide as that of apple
butter. 'We suppose it would cost - considerably
Sent South.—Mrs. ELLEN SWANN and Miss
ALICE MACGILL, both daughters of Dr. MACGILL, of
Hagerstown. Md., were recently sent across the
lines. The charges against them, according to the
Baltimore Sun, are that they had harbored rebels in
their dwelling houses, and bad used treasonable
language; and that a Union soldier was shot and
killed, near the residence of one of these women, and
it is almost certain the firing was from that house.
They were ordered by Col. Fist', of Baltimore, to
be sent by way of Harper's Ferry to Winchester.
Twa HagerstoWn Herald and Torch confirms the
report we had here at the time of the killing of
Capt. PRATHER, in Clearspring on the 26th ultimo.
Capt. P. was a resident. of Clearspring, and had
recruited some colored mea for the United States
service. A paroled soldier named MASTERS, made
an assault on these recruits. A general melee oc
curred, in which "Capt. PRATHER was shot in the
abdomen; and died in about forty-eight hours after
he received the wound, universally regretted by all
who knew him."
Enterprising.—Neither the draft nor the rebel
invasion, have stopped Dr. FETTERHOIT, in building
his new house in the rear of our office. The w irk
is going on rapidly. By-the-Way, the Doctor was
drafted. We hope he won't have to go. How .an
we get along without him? If he leaves'us we will
have no good Daguerrean Artist and Photographer,
nor any clever Telegraph operator either. We would
be in a bad fix, wouldn't we? If any body owes
him, let that body pay him. If any person W.trts
a good,Ambrotype, or a true Photograph, call at
once. Get your pictures. If he goes to the wars,
you will not have such an opportunity again.
Farmers' Association. —An organization
under this title, has been effected in Washington
township, which has for its chief object the detec
tion and arrest of horse thieves. It is composed of
the best men .in the district. W. W. WALKER has
beeh elected President, and S. B. RINEHART Secre
tary. The Waynebboro' Record says, "As soon as
it. is ascertained that a horse has been stolen not
less than a dozen of horsemen, wilt be mounted and
pursue the 'thief, employing as they go both the
printing printing press and telegraph."
Farmers and owners of horses, why do you no
organize a similar organization in Antrim 2
Iv would seem to be good policy for the farmers
to thresh out their wheat and sell it. as soon as pos
sible. With the money in their pockets they can
laugh at the rebels if the latter do chance to visit
us again. We have hal acquaintance with the re
bels Sufficient to know that they will carry off all
the grain they can, as well as horses and other pro
perty. All they want is 'a good opportunity.
It strikes us, too, that this would be a fitting time
for persons to lay up a supply of flour, salt, dry
goods, &c., so that they may be prepared for any
emergency. Date preparation should be made. if
they do come, we may not have long notice of their
The Rebel Wounded. The last o .
Rebel wounded in our midst were removed fr, tz .: '
place during the last week to Chambersbu tg
Tuesday they were, with others, removed to tt a ,
burg. The one lying at the house of Mr. L.
in this place died on Friday last from the effec t t ,
his wound. The ball was extracted before his dot,:
If seems, he claimed to be a Union man, forced ; 1 ,..
the service. He connected himself with the Mu:
odist. Church on his death-bed. His remains we :
interred in the Methodist Burying Ground. T b :
end the days of JOSEPH W. QUAINTANOE of slat
Mills. Rappahannock County, Vs.,— Ir merit :'
Cavalry.—Tbere have been so many calls N .
claimed to the community fnr six month ea,„i ry
that the story has become hackneyed, and not
to attract attention. Also. in consequence of tb!,
rumors have been circulated that the buys 'Rill I,
humbugged in the end. This is not 80. III:
proper steps for recruiting bad been taken in 0, 1
beginning, the companj now would have been toll•
Things, however, are fixed up•to the pleasemen t yl
all parties now. If our intended Captain be uneb: t
to return, one will be chosen from the company_
If we do not succeed in recruiting the minimum
number required for a company, we will receireth
commissioned officers our number of men entitlets
to, and be transferred in a body, to another com a .
ny in the same regiment. This we had persooai•r
from Adjt.-Gen. RUSSEL himself.
Franklin Railroad.—The people along
line of this road, were rejoiced on last Tbur,l n
evening to see the first passenger train since
rebel invasion. For about twelve weeks we
been without railroad communication. Everyii;r,
seemed dull and lifeless. Now, we hope ano
busine.-s of all kinds will he pushed forward v.-,
more vigor than ever. The warehouses are °n
open, and we presume will soon be filled with F r,.
duce, to be shipped East.
The whistle of the locomotive assures the peo , ,:s
that all is right. It sets at rest the many silly rt•
morn almost daily told about the rebels being :tyros
the Potomac. tVhenever it is not heard there is t
feeling of insecurity and uneasiness among tet
people of this section, for then there is somethisl
wrong. We hope the progress of the "iron burst'
rosy not. be again impeded by. naughty rebels, LI
that we can always have and see the train at t*:.:
time set down in the schedule.
For Sextons.—We Lave a °high regard fort
good sexton, and a deep detestation of a bad oat
lie is an important man in a congregation. lie et
be a help or a hindrance to public worship, mei.
big as be does his duty or neglects it. Bad semi
have given more Ministers the brochitis and prem.
turely warn out more faithful men of God, than a - !
other cause. Two services on the Sabbath CI do
church with foul air, produced by the respiratiorl'
so many beings. Fire, whether wood or coa'
used, adds to the vitiated properties of the an no.
phere. After the services the building is closed ui
and the bad air is permitted to mature its
Powers. An hour before church on Sunday di
windows are opened, and that is called ventilates.
The minister on the pulpit is raised into the mom
aimed upper part of the sir. Thus his lungs s!:
whole system became saturated with this ciedi
stuff. His lungs, throat, liver, or nerves are is
paired, and people wonder why. We know fre
personal experience that bad air in churches ie oat
of the greatest add. most fatal physical trials whic
ministers have to endure.—Ger. ltef. Nesses,r
Quantrelle.—A number of our exchanges ri
given incidents in the life of Juan D. E. Qumatutta
the infamous hero of the Lawrence Massacre; se'
we feel disposed to add a few facts that have ben
brought to our notice. JESSE QUANTRELLE and 61
brother Tom, came to this town, from Washing's
County, Maryland, some thirty or forty years yeti
Tom learned the, copper-satiating trade. and Jug
was a gentleman.of of: or what. is somelimo
called a — black-leg." Shortly after leaving dine
engaged in an extensive horse speculation, givingi
forged note upon a citizen of this town for a 181
amount of money. He was arrested and cools
of forgery, and sentenced, to serve a term of poi'
in the penetentiary. His wife, said to be a Ion:,
and estimable lady, obtained a divorce, shortly ti
ter his incarceration, and was again married to
resident of Cumberland, Maryland. Iromedik
after his release from the penitentiary, Qo A stety
repaint to Cumberland, called to see. his forma
and obtained a private interview with her; durA
which he abused her shamefully,. beating and chLl
ing her, and leaving her lyingupon the floor alit
in a dying condition. For this offense he was
sentenced to the penitentiary for several yens.
After the expiration of his second term of secs
he went to Kansas,. then a fitting theatre for suet'
spirit as his, and became one of the most notorio:!
and rabid Jayhawkers in the territory. Geu ir 'i
into some trouble with his "free state" breliire:
he soon emigrated to Missouri, where he spet 4:- !
proved himself as jealous a pro-slavery, "boric.
ruffian," as he had a quarrelsome and dauger .
abolitionist. "These are few facts in the big
of this notorious man. Verily, we should be pt O ,
to claim him as a former resident. of our Too'
Spirit and Times.
MARRIED —ln Harrisburg, September
by Rev. J. E: Kessler, Sergt. Leander K.
M'Connellsburg, Fulton county, Pa., Capt. G" 1: '
Company, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 10 31 ' 11
Mary A. Charters, of Duncannon, Perry CO., P L
By the Rev T. G. Apple, at the house of I,
John Kennedy, on the 9th June, 1863, Mr. 31 e 1 : .
Suively, of Shady Grove. to Mrs Catharine 1111'
M. D. RtTMt?,