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Volume 27, ®|t fefrt gtmotrat. IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY J. J. BRISBIN. Office in Reynolds' Iron Fronts Second Floor. TERMS. —SI,SO if paid in advance or within six months after subscribing,otherwise $2 will invari ably be charged. No subscriptions received for 4 shorter period than six months and none dis sontinued, unless at the option of the editor, until all arrearages are paid. [By Request] Be in Time. The voioe of wisdom hear, Be in time, be in time, The voice of wisdom hear, Be in time, To give up every sin In earnest now begin, Fur the night will goon set in, Be in time, be in time, For the night will goon set in, Be in time. Backslider dost thou hear, Be in time, be in time, Backslider dost thou hear, Be in time, Thy sinful course forsake Thyself to prayer partake, Thy deathless soul at stake, Be in time, be in time, Thy deathless soul at s*. ake, Be iu time. Though late you may return, Be in titpe, be in tiipe, Though late you may return, Be in time, Though late you may return Y ou'r not too old to learn, While the limp holds out tr burti, Be in time.be in time. While the lamp holds out to bum, Be in time. Ye aged sinners hear. Be in time," be in time, Ye aged sinners Lear, Bo in time, Your sand sares are eVbin; fast Y'our dye will soon be oast, Y'e aged men make haste, Be in time, be in time, Yo aged.men make haste, Be in time. Should you the work delay, Be in time, bo in time, Should you tha work delay, Be in lime, Sheald you the work delay And squander lifo away, Death will be a solemn day, Be in time, be in tiuie, Death will he a solemn day, Bo in t : me. 0 ! should the door be Ehut, When you come, when you come, 0 I shou d the door be shut, When you cqmg, Should God in thunder say Depart from me away, 0 ! it will be to late to pray, Be in time, be in time, 0 ! it will be to late to pray. Be in time. Ye who are young in yegr?, Be iu time, bo in time, Ye who are young ip years, Be iu time, You say ycu'er in your bloom, And lar from the dark tomb, But mind your day will come, Be in time, be ip' time, But mind your day will come, Be iu ti^.o. The gospel strains at hand, Be in time, be in time, The gospel strains at hand, Be in time, Eobold your station there While Jesus pays the fare, And we'll all unite in prayer. Be in time, be in tinic, And we'll ill unite iu prayer, Be in time* THE WILD33SES3 OF LIFE. Yes.Jl know that this life is a wilderness din, Where the upas spreads many a deadly, dark bough, And the cold winds are sighing a sorrowful hynrn As they stir the dark leaves o'er the traveler's brow ; Whero the deep, sunless fountains so oft look like tear?, And we meet with the trace of many a form That sunk down for a while'mid the torture of fears When that dark forest bent to the pitiless storm. But there's loveliness still in the wilderness dim, For we often may meet with a soul cheering flower, While a sweet hymn of gladness, instead of the hymn, Warbles "Hope" from the depth of some rose wreathing bower; And when onward we struggle through mazes of thorn, Some brother, who also is wandering, starts To our side, and in one blissful moment is born A dear friendship that never shall fade from our hearts. So, we'll rail not to oft at this wilderness dim, But as much as we can, give no hped to the boughs Of the dark upas stirred by that sorrowful hymn, While we hail the least blossom to twino on our brows. Nor forever by npas and night-shade will roam There's a garden of myrtle and laurel in store At the end of the forest where sparkles a homo Tnat our brothers and sisters have entered before, jj From the Harrisburg Telegraph. Another Western Vindication. It is gratifying to behold the manner in jrbich the great west repels the attacks that a few interested and disappointed speculators bad been making on the Secretary of War. These vindications are the more valuable bo pause they come from a class of men in whose confidence government can alone rely for support: the great producing and agri cultural classes of this still mightier west. — We have already quoted largely from nu merous of the most prominent journals in the west, the very clearest vindications of the Secretary of War, but the following from another of the most respectable journals in the same quarter, is too truthful not to be placed on the same record in the oolumns of the TELEGRAPH, for the purpose of affording the old friends and neighbors and the great mass of the people of Pennsylvania, addi tional proof of the high estimation in which Simon Cameron is held bj the people of the % Jfamifo fjUfosgaper—sehoM> to politics, faprantt, literature Science, %\t Arts, ||lef|amcs, Agriculture, ®(je Utarkts, (jsktafem, Amgstrot, General |jtitlligenee, #t„ western States. Wo quote from the Wash ington correspondence of the Press and Kews, one of the leading newspapers in the State of Wisconsin. From the style of the corre spondence we are induced to believe that it is from the pen or one of the editors of that journal. It is as follows: WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. " A stay in Washington of a week or ten days has satisfied me of that gigantie prepa ration DOW making for this war. When the blow is struck it wiil blot out all hopes of the rebels. Still, I do not loojr for a termi nation of the war, even after a decisive blow is 6truck. The leading rebels will fight hard to avoid a halter, or flight from the country —a most certain doom. The longer they can protract the war, the longer thoy escape their fate. The different members of the Cabinet la bor day and night; and as this gigantic movement is more in the hands of the War Department, to its duties are more oppres sive. General Cameron, its bead, is the man of all others for that position. With untir ing industry, courage, quick and ready knowledge "of human character, incorrupta ble integrity, he has accomplished wonders in his department. Since bo took possession of it be has gathered the ruins left by the traitor Floyd, and as if by magic, he has built up and given life and eDergy to a grand efiicient system, that will soon devolve itself to the country. If any man in this Govern ment is contributing his full share to the success of the war, it is biin. Late and early be is at his post. I am well informed by a fiiend, DOW a gue6t in his house, that often, long after midnight, he admits messengers to his bed room, and lajs on bis bed counselling and giving orders and instructions. This great lobar is wearing him out, but his determin ation never flegs. Like bis gallant brother who fell at Bull Run, be will die in the har ness rather than falter in this perilous hour. 1 do not wonder that he is bitterly assailed. At tacks upon him come from two sorces. First that class of m=n who come here to steal uud lo rob the Government. Their name is !e --} gion. Their arts and devices are past fiud ing out and it seems that all grades and conditions of life contribute to this army of plunderers. Against this class of men' Gen Cameron has set his face, and his Scottish firmness is immovable. No one, friend or fop, can inuuee him to wink at or encourage, i directly or indirectly, the least wrong to the Government. He is incorruptible and pure, and these public robbers and thieves are ful ly convinced of it, and hence their howl for a change in the cabinet. Some New York merchant-Doliticiaus, professing great patri otism, figured largely as a commit.ee to save the government. Finally, one ol thoir Lum ber proposed to sell a steamer to the govern ment at §302.000. The President and cabia r.et approved the purchase, and directed the Secretary of War to oiose it at the price named- Gen. Caitioron took the precaution to eeti-J on an agent to New York to examine the vessel, and to learn all that is was pr per to know, iie discovered that a few weeks before the owner hud offered the yessel at 262,000, at private sale. This was coramu nicated to Gen. Cameron, who at once refu sed to make th 3 purchase, and thus defeated this conspiracy, under professions of patriot ism, to rob the Government of §IOO 000,— Thereupon the participators in this nefarious attempt at plunder raised the howl sgaiust the Secretary oi War, und have since been continually engaged in attempting to poieon the public rsiod against him. I will give you, in a few days, further in stances of attempts by these patriotic and disinterested merchant-politicians to rob the government; also of ether attempts prtmpt ly and firmly put down by Gen. Cameron.— Yon may rest assured tbat he will come out of this trial triumphant. The rebel influence in the free states has j also been busy at work to prostrate bim and to destroy his usefulness. A LOOKER-ON- Missouri. No part of our country presents greater poiots of interest at the present time, than Missouri. The recent proclamation of Gen. Fremont haL turned all eyes in that direc tion. None condemn his declaraction of martial law. It was not' a day too soon.— His warning that ali traitors in arms within the military lines, would be tried by court martial, and, if found guilty, shot, is the on ly mode of treating this piratical rebellion. None condemn him for this obvions, wise and humane decision. The personal and real property of rebels is pronounced confis cate. This is also approved by the loyal part of the country. In the midst of this general approval, comes up a faint rumbling cry of dissatisfac tion because the slaves of rebels are declared to be FREE MEN. Why in the name of OUR country, is this kind of property to be held more sacred than any other? Are they not laboring to raise provisions for the rebels ? Are they not employed on their fortifications and even in a military capacity ? No other "property" can be so important to the rebels. Yet, we have some thin skinned individuals who demur to this manifest duty of the bold mcuntaineer commander of our Western army. They want the same thing done, but they want it glossed over with " contraband " WE STAND UPON THE IMMUTABLE PRINCIPLES OP JUSTICE—NO EARTHLY POWER SHALL DRIVE US FROM OUR POSITION." Bellefonte, Centre County, 'Penna., Thursday Morning, Sept. 19, 1861. I | of war," or some other circumlocution which ; shall not say they are free men. Nonsense! i Gen. Frement is not the man to become a I slave dealer or a 6lave driver. This is a slave-driver's rebellion and the " contraband of war" plea recognizes a kind of light of property in man as in horses and otbrr chat tels. Gen. Fremont will not stultify himself by admitting as right, what these slave-driv ers are fighting for. The moment'he holds slave property more sacred than any other, he admits just what the rebels say, viz: that slave property should have the p oteoting care of the Government above all other. But the " department of the West" is not involv ed in this stupid, timid—we had almost said —cowardly nonsense. ALL property of reb els is declared confiscate, and no civilized law, except the States enjoying sovereignty by virtue of their loyalty, can recognize prop erty in man. No power exists to sell or dis pose of slaves by viriuo of civilized military lavr, and they become, by virtue of the act of confiscation, absolutely, what Gen. Fre mont declares them, FREE MEN. He has no power, by virtue of bis office, to dispose of them otherwise. If he should eell tliem, he deserves to be condemned with the barbari ans who trade on the African coast. If he should compel them to labor without com peusation, he would be scorned by the whole civilized world. lie has done just what hon esty. frankness, and a military cecessity de manded. Nothing more, nothing less. The country and the world will commend him for it, and be will add to his fame by being the first to boldly declare such entiro confisca tion.— Chester County Times. Treason. We have read of a point in space where gravitation turns the ether way, .Something analogous to this has lately been taking place in the history of the country. Treason, the criminal exception, has threatened to become the rule. Patriotism and loyalty seemed about to bo robbed of Constitution and government, and treason to be cn the point of seizing, perverting, and appiOpria ttng 'hem. Ia the whole history of na ions it would seem impossible there should ever have been so treason-pervaded, traasoQ-sur rounded. treason-ridden a people as we. The deadly blight, with one or two honorable ex ceptions, took possession of the Cabinet, and the oath to support the Constitution became a bliud behind which traitors wrought for the overthrow of that instrument. The Ex ecutivo played fast and loose with the very existance of the nation, and Senators boast ed in the Capital their purpose to divide it. Aud while they spoke they plotted. From Cabinet and Senate the crime spread to the army and cavy, so that the men who consti tuted the national bulwarks, by sea and land; who were to watch and fight, while the peacefiu nation slept or while it forgot all danger in the quiet pursuits ot civil life, deserted their posts, or rather fgeed about and became assailants and slayars of those whom they were set to defend. National law-givers and soldiers and sail ors with their words and swords of treason, took their way through the South, and with fiery persuasion and iron coeroioD, soon pro duced whole States of traitors, with whom the ancient loyalty quickly became a crime, the flag a badge of dishonor, cur national songs bated discords, and the Declaration of Independence a malicious slander. What was epidemic ia the extreme Seuth was only less disastrous in the border, and sporadic even to the tx'reme Northern and Western frontier. One of tbe saddest effects of the widespread treason was, that it debilitated patriotism, even where it was generally scorned and re pudiated. Even after the attack on Sumter, when the first fervor of indignation had ta ken time to cool, newspapers were atiil found to excuse the treason and condemn the war, and the secessionist, more or less outspoken, was the next-door neighbor to the loyalist.— Tbe love for the UoioD, among its true friends, was strong, but not strong enough to insist unrelentingly on tbe suppression of traitorous newspapers, not strong enough to break up intimacies with the utterers of trea sonable oppinions and simpathizers with re bellion. This amiable but fatal weakness showed itself in the conduct of the Govern ment as well as in private life. How long was it before manifest traitors, known to be aiding the enemy, were seized and shnt up; how the newsiapers dared to dei'ame the Government for s'.ch acts of Decessary pre causion ; and what a storm of astonished criticism followed 1 And to tbie hour, although the Govern ment is beginning to measure up to the de mands of the hour, how many a-buses are still permitted to remain. The Government charitably permits some journals to die for want of patronage, which should have per ished by the strong hand, while it allows others to live on but denies them the use of the Post-Office for circulation. One bold stroke, and righ'eous as bold, and safe as righteous, would silence every treasonable press wherever the Government now has control. Tbore are prints in New York whose " News"might well be spared; and in Baltimore, there are those for whose ut terances silenced would be a good " Ex change,!' whose " Sun" might safely go down to rise no more until the close of the war. We who preach against ein, must denouneo treason ns one of its specific forms. There ia not a reason that would urge us to pray for the country and fur the Government that doc 9 not call loudly for our abhorrence of traitors. With us treason ia not a mere po* liticai heresy, destitute of moral character, but a foul sin, and it is for want of a distinct conviction of the true moral character of this crime, that we have seen so much vacillation in regard to it in the loyal States. Because it putG in jeopardy political men have labored to narrow it down to a political question. Those who would be shocked at the bare thought of hesitating in the choice of sides in regard to the African slave trade, or any inferior form of plunder, seem to thiok it excusable to hesitate here. And yet a moment's thought wou'd show them that ; murder, theft, arson, and perjury, on a scale i frightfully immense, are all parts of this so called political question, If there ever was a moral question, touching every virtue and every vice, pregnant with the fate of millions living and yet to live, it is that which the nation is now discussing with the rifle and the sword. Treason against this Govern ment is treason against God and against hu manity, arid the Cburob, roused and inflamed by this aspect of it, will fan the fires of patriotism with the whole breath religion. No ingenuity of crime can alter its true character; no apology can mitigate* it. — Treason is only the viler when seen in the light of secessionist theory, or when attempt ed to be excused by the election of Lincoln. When criminal ambition is strong, reason? for doing its bidding may well afford to be weak. The leaders of this rebellion, with whatever of romance surrounded, by what ever genius or eourage characterized, are among thb worst of mankind, and should always be remembered as the deliberate authors of the misery now afiieting the na tion, And it seems to us that whoever now prates of " peace" or of '* olite branches," whoever, by word or deed, in public or pri vate, orally or in print, does anything to weaken the Government at Washington, to give " aid and comfnri" to the enemies of the republic, or to help in the escano of a traito r is, at heart, in sympathy with the basest treason on which tiro sun has ever sinned. Inflictions of Liquor, It was when maddened by drink that Dr. Graham committed murder. Hartley Coleridge, a man abounding in amiable qualities, who inherited much of his father's genius, with all his father's infirmity of purpose, couid never master his propensi ty to drink. He wag a scholar, 3 gentleman, a poet and —a drunkard. Edgar Foe—but why speak of him ? The story of Lis miserable end is inure familial to the people even than the melancholy re frain or the " Raven." Charles Lamb, the gentle Charles, the kind, the tender, the beloved, coyild sacrifice so much for his sister, but could uot help be ing carried home and put to bed in insensi ble drunkenness. Douglas .Jorrold is a deputes of gin. For many years, it is said, he has teen impair ing bis fine powers by habitual excess iu drink. Byron, Burns, Steel, Ilone, and a host of other names, eminent or illustrious, plight be added to the list of distinguished drunk ards. Burns, we are confident, had not died in the prima of life, r. defeated heart-broken man, bis destiny all unaccomplished, if he had not been addicted to convivial drinking. And who knows for bow much of Byron's reckless verse the world should curse the gin bottle 1 In our colleges, is not the secret demijohn one of the perpetual anxieties of president, professor, and parent ? At our fashionable parties, is campague—one cf the vilest of drinks— consumed ? Do net our grand banquets generally degenerate into occasion of disg„sting excess ? Are the sons of leading citizens the most temperate of our youth ? Is it poor women who buy brandy drops by the pound ? Talk no more of shutting up only the low groggeries. All groggeries aro k>sr, and all grogg is pernicious, whether sipped by gen* tie cieD, sucked by ladies, or swilled by the " dregs of the people."— Life Illustrated. The New Treasury Notes. The pew Treasury notes are in a state of forwardness under the direction of the Amer ican Bank Note Company. All the notes are guarded by an indestructible green ink, which effectually protects them against the photographers and counterfeiters. The $5 note is embellished on the left margin with a full length figure of "America," standing on a globe with the motto " E Plurilus Unum and on the right a portrait of Alex ander Hamilton. There are five plates of 10's, four notes on each, made payable at the places specified above, and printed in the same colors as the fives. On the left is an admirable likeness of President Lincoln ; in the centro the American Eagle, and on the right a full length figure representing Arts. Five plates of 20's, payable as above, and in the same tints, in the peutre of which is a full length figure of justice. The other parts of the notes are filled with a combina tion of a geometrical lathe work and other Securities against counterfeiting, The small denominations are payable on demand, and will be ready for circulation in a very short time. In addition to these notes, the following 7.3 interest note 3, payable three years after date, the interest payable semi-annually, are in the course of preparation, and will be issued early in this month. Fifties distinguished by a large engraving of the American Eagle ; one hundred dollar notes, which will be ornamented with an engraving of General Scott, the best and most life-like portrait of the original that has yet been issued. The, five hundreds have a portrait of YVashington in the centre, on the left a figure of Justice, and on the right a figure of Fortune. The S 1,000 note has a fine portrait of Secretary Chase; the &5,000 note has a pic ture of au Indian woman supporting the arms of the United States, with an appro priate background and figure of Justice on the left. The 7 3-10 interest notes specify on the face that they are convertable into twenty years 6 per cent. United States Bonds, and also state the interest per day on notes of each denomination. THE PRINTER-FIEND The night was dark —and not a star Peeped through the gathering gloom, And siltr.es brooded o'er the typo In the composing room. The printers had to supper gone, And vacant were their places, When through the door a villain crept, And stole D ick Johnson's spaces ! 0. foulest wrong beneath the sun ! 0, deepest of disgraces 1 The darkest crime that can be done Is thai of stealing spaces. When the forgiving angel's pen All other sin erases, Alone, untouched, shall still remain The sin of stealing spaces. Dick went to " lunch," and left his case Filled—running o'er —with letter, And thought lie would return again When copy should get fatter. When ho came back ho took bis place Again before his cases— You should have seen his attitute When ho beheld his spaces ! It was no time for charity Or other christian graces ; 110 wildly cried—" I'll dot the eyes Of him who stole my spaces !' The fiend still lives and walks tho earth, And. so must walk forever ! He cannot die—a wretch like hint For rest awaits him never ! And printers, for long years to como, Will tremble at their cases, Well knowing that his spirit still Is fond of stealing spacer Secession. Tho sun's hot rays were falling fast As through a Southern city passed A man who bore, 'midst rowdies low, A banner with this strange motto— Secession ! His brow was gad, his mouth beneath Smelt strong of liro at overy breath j And like a furious madman rung The accents of that unknown tongue— Secession ! In happy homes ho saw the light Of hou-eholJ fires gleam warm aud bright; Above the spectral gallows shone, And from his lip 3 escaped a groan— Secession ! " Try not that game !" Abe Lincoln said, "Dark lower the thunders overhead ; That mighty North has been defied,'' tut still that drunken voice replied— Secession ! "Oh ! pause," the Quaker said, and think Before thee leaps from oil tho brink !" Scorn was in his drunken leer ; And still he answered with a sneer—- Secession ! " Beware tho pine tree's bristling branch ! Beware the Northers Avalancho ! And that was Seott's restraining voice ; But still this was the traitors choice— Secession ! At the close of war, as toward their tomes Our troop 3 as victors hurried on, Aud turned to God a thankful prayer, A voice whined through the startled air— Secession i A traitor hv a soldier keen, Suspended by the neck was seen, Ptill grasping in his hand of ice That banner with this strange devioo Secession ! Thore. to the mounful gibbet strung, Lifeless and horrible he hung. And from the sky th ere seemed to float A voice, the angel's warning note— Recession. A Touching Appeal for the Union. The Russian Minister, Mr. De Stoeckl, had an audience of the President, and read to him the following despatch ; [TRANSLATION.] ST. PETERSBURG, July 10, 1861. MR. DE STOECKL. &c., &O.— Sir From the beginning of the conflicts which divides the United States of America, you have been desired to make known to the Federal Gov ernment the deep interest with which our august master was observing the develop ment of a crisis which puts in question the prosperity and even the existence of the Union. The Emperor profoundly regrets to see that the hope of a peaceful solution is not realized, and that American citizens al ready in arms against each other are ready to let loose upon their country the most for midable of the scourgt-s of political society, a civil war. For the more than eighty years that it has existed, the American Union owes its independence, its towering rise, and its progress to the concord of its members, consecrated under the auspices of its illus trious fousder, by institutions which have j been able to reconcile union with liberty.— This Union has been faithful. It would be deplorable that, after so conclusive an expe rience, the United States should be hurried into a breach of the solemn compact which, up to this time, has made their power, in spite of the diversity of their constitution and of their interests, and perhaps even be cause of this diversity, Providence seems to ; urge them to draw closer the traditional I bond which is the basis and the very condi ! tion of their political existence. In any i event, the sacrifices which they might lin ; pose upon themselves to maintain it, are be- I yond comparison with those which a disso : lution would bring after it. United they | perfect themselves. Isolated they are par ! alyzed. The struggle which unhappily has 1 just arisen can neither be indefinitely pro : longed, ncr lead to the total destruction of one of the pai ties. Sooner or later it will be necessary to come to some settlecaent, whatever it may be, which san cause the divergent interests now actually in conflict to co-exist. The American nation would then give a proof of high intellectual wisdom in seeking in com mon such a settlement, before a useless ef fusion of blood, a barren squandering of strength and of public riches, and acts of violence and reciprocal reprisals shall have come to deepen an abyss between the two parties of the Confederation, to end definite ly in their mutual exhaustion, and in the ruin, perhaps irreparable, of their commer cial and political power. Our august mas ter cannot resign himself to admit such de plorable anticipations. His Imperial Majes ty still places confidence in that practical good sense of the citizens of the Union who appreciate so judiciously their true interests. His Majesty is happy to believe that the members of the Federal Government and the influenti"l men of the two parties will seize ' all occasions and will unite all their efforts ' to calm the eflervescence cf the passions.— j There are no interests so divergent that it i may not be possible to reconcile them by j laboring to that end with zeal and perse- | verance iu a spirit of justice and modera- I tion. If within the limits of your friendly rela tions your language and your counsels may contribute to this result, you w'ill respond, sir, to the intention of bis Majesty, the Em peror, in devoting to his personal iufluence \7bich you may have been able to acquire during your long residence at AYashinglon, and the consideration which belongs to your character as the representative of a sovereign animated by the most friendly sentiments towards the American Union. This Union is not simply in our eyes an element essen tial to the universal political equilibrium.— It constitutes, besides, a nation to which our august master and all Russia have pledged the most frier.dly interests, for the two countries; placed at the extremity of the two worlds, both in the ascending period of their development, appear to have a nat ural community of interests aud of sympa thies, and of which they have already given mutual proofs to each other. Ido not wish here to approach any of the questions which divide the United States. We are not called upon to express ourselves in this contest. The prececding considerations have nq other object than to attest the lively solici tude ol the Emperor in the presence of the dangers which threaten the American Union, and the sincere wishes which his Majesty entertains for the maintainanca of the great work, so laboriously raised, which appeared so rich in its future. It is in this sense, sir, that I desire you to expicss yourself, as well to the members of the Goveraent, as to in fluential persons whom you may meet, giv ing them the assurance that in every event the American nation may count upon the most cordial sympathy on the part of our august master during the important crisis which it is passsing through at present.— Receive, sir, the expression of very deep consideration. (Signed) GORTSUHAKOFF. The Secretary of State has delivered to Mr. StoecLl the following acknowledge ment : DEPARTMENT OF STATE, | WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 1861. J The Secretary of State of the United States is authorized by the President to ex presss to Mr. De Stoeckl, Euvoy Extraordi nary and Minister Plenipotentiary of his Majesty the Emperor of Russia, his profound sense of the liberal, friendly and magnani mous sentiments of his Majesty on the sub ject of the internal differences which for a time have seemed to threaten the American Union, as they aye communicated in the in structions from Prince Gortschakoff, to Mr. De Stoeckl, and by him read, by His Maj ty's direction, to the President of the United States and Secretary of Slate. Mr. De Stoeckel will express to his Government the satisfaction with which the President regards this new guarantee of a friendship between the two countries, which had its beginning with the national existence of the United States. The Secretary of State otters to Mr. Stoeckl renewed assurances of his high con sideration- WM. H. SEWARD. Mr. EWARD STOECKL, &c., &C. JJ®" A few months since, all secessionism was crying fur war, now they are crying for peace, and in less than sixty days they will be cryiDg for quarters, From Gen. Rosencrans's Column,. Another Victory in Western Virginia. ; FLIGHT OF THE REBELS UNDER FLOYD, Capture of His Camp Equippage, Bag gage, Ammunition, and Fei- 1 sonai Property. OUH LQfiS FIFTEEN KILLED AND SEX EN T Y WOUNDED. Ci ARKSBURG, VA., Sept 12—A battle com menced about 3 o'clock on Tuesday after noon, Dear Summeraville. Gen. Rosencrans, alter making a reconnoisance, found Gen. Floyd's army, 5,C.G0 strong, with 1G field pieees, entrenched ID a strong position on th? top of a mountain, at Cunnix's Perry, on the west eide of the Gauley river. The rear and extreme of both banks were inaccessi ble, and the front and masked batteries with heavy forests and a close jungle. Col.Lytle's Tenth Ohio Regiment, of Gen. Benbam'e Brigade, was in the advance, and drove a strong detaohment of the enemy out of their catnp this side of the position, the state of which was then unknown. Shortly afterwards h.s scouts, consisting of four com panics, suddenly discovered themselves to he in front of a parapet battery and long lino of pallisades for riflemen, when the battle open ed fiercely. Tue remainder of the Tenth and Thirteenth Ohio, were brought into action successfully by Gen. Benham, aDd the 12th I Ohio afterwards by Oapt. i Lute I iff, whose olijeot was an armed reconnoisance. The euemy played upon our forces terrifically with musketry, rifles, shells, and capnist&y, causing some casualties. Col. Lytle led several companies of Irish men to charge the battery, when he was brought down by shot in the leg. Col. £mith's Thirteenth Ohio engaged the enemy on the left, and Col. Lowe's Twelth Ohio directly in front. Col. Lowe fell dead, at the head of bis regiment, early, iu the hottest fire, by a ball in the forehead. McMullin's howitzer battery and Snyder's twi> field-pie* ces, meantime, were got. into the best posi tion under the circumstances, and soon silen ced two of the rebel guns The tight was : slacking at intervals, but grew more furious, i The German brigade was led iato action by ! Col. AlcCook. under the direction of Adjutant ■ General Havtsuff, but after a furious tight of : throe hours, Dight coming on, compelled ! the recall of the troops, and the men laid on their arms, wirhin a short distance of tha enemy, each ready to resume the contest on the next morning. But Geo. Floyd fled during the night, sink ing the boats in the river, and sinking tha temporary bridge which he made when he first occuoied the position. The turbulense and depth of the river and the exhaustion of the troops made it impossible to follow him, Floyd left his camp equipage, wagons, horses and large quantities of ammunition and fifty head of cattle. Cur loss is 15 killed and apout 70 wounded —generally flesh wounds. The loss of the rebels was not ascertained, as they carried their dead and wounded with them. Capt, McGroarty, of Cincinnati, Capt. Mo- Mullin and Lieut. Snyder, of Ohio, are among the wounded, but not dangerously.— Twenty-five of Col. Tyler's men, who were fatten by Floyd at Cross Lanes, were recap tured. Floyd's personal baggage, with that of his officers, was taken. Gen. Benham's Brigade, which suffered the most, was commanded by Gsn. B. it) person, and Col. AlcCook led his Brigade. Generals Rosencrans end Benham, Col. AlcCook, Col. fjtle, Col. Lcwe, Capt. llart suff, Captains Snyder, McMullin and Burke, of the Tenth Ohio, and other officers, display ed conspicuous personal gallantry. The troops were exclusively from Ohio, and showed great bravery. OFFICIAL RIFOR? OF GEN. ROFENCRANSJ. WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. The following dispatch was a) head quarters this evening : HEADQUARTERS ARM? OF VIRGINIA, 1 Camp Scott, Sept., 12, P. Al. | To Col. E. D, Townsend: —We yesterday marched seventeen and a-half miles, and reached the enemy's entrenehed positiun in front of the Caonix Ferry, driving his ad vanced outposts and pickets before us. We found him occupying a strongly entrexphed position, covered by forests to dense to admit of its being seen ut a distance of three hun dred yards. Hie force was five regiments, besides tbeone driven in. Ha hau probably sixteen pieces of artillery. At 4 o'clock we began a strong reoonnoia sance, which proceeded to such length that we were about to assault the position on the flank end front when night oomiog OD, and our troops being completely exhausted, $ drew them out of the woods and posted them iD the order of battle behind ridges immedi ately in front of the enemy's position,''where they rested on their arms until the mprq ing. Shortly after day light a runaway " con traband" came iq and reported that the enemy had crossed the Gauley river during the night by means of the ferry, aDd a bridgfi which they had completed. Col. Ewing was ordered to take possession of the camp, which he did about seven o'clock, capturing a feW prisoners, two stand of colors, a considerable quantity of arms, with Quarter Master,!) stores messing and camp equipage. The enemy have destroyed their bridge across the Gauley, which here rushes through a deep gorge, and our troops being still mucfi fatigued and having no material for immedii ately repairing tho bridge, it was thought prudent to euoamp the troeps anij occilpxr the ferry and the captured camp. We sen! a fevr rifle cannon shots after the retreating enemy, to produce a mcral effect. Our loss will probably amount to twenty killed and one hundred wounded. Th® enemy's loss is not ascertained, but from the report of the prisoners must have been very considerable. W. S. ROSENCRAN. Major General Commanding. It has never been positively known how much Arnold received for his treason,— Nor will it, probably, ever be known how much the rjibel government pays its "peaca'f emissaries at the north. But it is knoyn that Arnold was always despised by thosi whom be served. So will these "peace'? traitors be despised by the rebelp. They will kick them wheu they ?et thrppzt} theaa. " si " Number 34.