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address M CHICAGO TEIEUNE,” Chicago, Db
Cljtcaga tribune.
The Maine State election took place
yesterday. The conventions of both par
■ties in this State had made the following
Democratic. SipnlUeati.
•Governor... Blon Bradley, Samuel Cony.
■ Tliere were no oilier officers to be
chosen. The electron retains giren else
where, while they do .not, at present wri
ting, give any general result, announce'
Republican gains in most of the towns
.heard from.
Our sews from the Mississippi is inter
esting. The recent order of Gen. Banks,
in our last issue, will shortly be
3nade applicable to tbe whole river, and
trade again resume its functions on the
father of Waters and bis tributaries, save
in tbe few instances still extant, where tbe
traffic will be confined to shell and round
£hot, delivered from Federal ordnance.
The great meeting at Princeton, Bureau
county, takes place to-day. Gov. Tates
-find other distinguished speakers will be
A great fire in Lacrosse, Wis., yesterday
morning, destroyed several buildings in
tlie heart of that city.
At Bt Louis four elegant steamers were
"burned at the levee night before last. The
work of an incendiary.
The foreign news is unusually signifi
cant and important The tone of Lord
Bussell's letter, his pettifogging and trick
cry in treatment of our grave remonstrance
against the English, manufacture of rebel
munitions and war vessels are character
istic, and naturally to be expected from,
his previous course since the rebellion
broke out.
The great address of Hon. Charles Sum
ner, on Foreign Relations, of which we
give copious extracts elsewhere, creates a
most profound sensation throughout the
country. The Bew York World says:
And when, speaking with deliberation,
after long familiarity with the tendency of
our foreign relations, the Chairman of the
Senate Committee declares that he does
know that the Bepnblic ‘can count even
now upon the certain friendship of any
European power, unless it be the Republic.
of 'William Tell,’ his words ought to tall
upon our ear * like a fire-bell in the night,’
striking all the land, not indeed into par*
alyria and panic, but into fateful and in
stant preparation.”
- In Virginia, our cavalry, under Pleas
anton, have pushed a successful recon
noissance beyond the B&pidan, and we
now hold the fords of that river. It seems
to be well settled that Lee is intending on
ly to maintain the defensive.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.!
iKrtAXArous, Sep. 17,18C5.
Orders have been received from Washing
ton for eleven new regiments, one for each
Congressional District. Eaw recruits will be
paid three hundred dollars bounty, and vet
erans four hundred dollars. Xt is expected
tbnf they win be raised in a remarkably short
space of time.
Brigadier General Jesse Sullivan, of Indi
ana, has recently married a daughter of Gen.
Felly, of Western Virginia.
Ikdiakapoiib, Sept. 14—AH the United
States troops in Indiana, except a Provost
guard, have been ordered to the field. Gen.
Wilcox is ordered to report to Gen. Bam ride
for active doty.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Lacbossz, Wis., Sept 14,1863.
A destructive fire occurred In this place at
4 o’clock this morning, completely burning
Parson’s livery stable, the Lacrosse House,
and several stables and sheds in the rear;
also destroying & brick building occupied by
S. gteinam & Co., Bavarian Bonk of Colton
andVhQply, and an 'unfinished brick build*
3ng owned by Mr. Bacon of Connecticut*
Four houses were burned. The goods were
mostly saved. Total loss about s2o,ooo—ln*
eurance over SIO,OOO.
Secretary Seward to tlie United States
ministers Abroad*
Naw Yobs, Sept. 14.—An official circular
from Secretary Seward to Foreign Ministers
is published In the New York Tributu this
morning. It rehearses what our armies have
against the rebellion, and shows
the present status of our Government. It
closes by saying:
“You will see that the tacts contained In
this paper are presented in such a way as may
be most effective to convince those who seek
a renewal of commercial prosperity through
the restoration of peace, that the quickest
and shortest way to gain that desirable end,
Is to withdraw their support and favor from
the insurgents, and leave the adjustment of
our domestic controversies exclusively with
the people ot the United States.”
<rmE mai:ve gubgr^ato
Xar&£ BopabUca&i Gains.
Cobtlasd, Me., Sept. 14-5 p. im—Bith
<Hces A. Sam’l Cony, Union candidate for
Governor, 1,02 L Bradley. Dcm., 329.
Lewiston gives Cony 650 majority, a gain
of 175 to 900. „ , .
• Auburn gives a Republicangain of 73 votes.
Intelligence from east or the Kennebec
ishows strong Republican gains. * ;
Returns from six wards in this city give
Cony 2.20 L Bradbuiy 1,650; being a net Re
publican gain of 207, which will probably be
etill more increased by ward seven.
The following is the vote of some of the
chief towns: __ x _
- Augusta gives Cony, Union candidate for
Governor 596 majority; a net gain of 123 for
the Republicans.
gcarboro gives 201 majority; Republican
gain ol 43.
Bangor rives Cony 830 majority; Republi
can gain or SSS,
Brewer gives Cony SOOmajority; a net gam
Cony 6*18; Bradbury (Dorn.)
Saco gives Cony C7S; Bradbury 8S0; Union
coin 814. _ .
Portland will probably give 650 Union ma
Beixtast, Sept. 14.—This county has gone
overwhelmingly for Cony.
From Sasa Francisco*
SakFuakcibco, Sept, 12.—Work on the
-flan Francisco harbor defenses was com
menced yesterday by a large number of labor
ers, promising the speedy completion of
-vox formidable fortifications.
Nearly complete returns make the major
ity for the Union State ticket a Utile below
20000 Thirty-two Union and three Dsmo-
SiUc Semtore, and sixty-five Unionists and
flveDomocratlc Assemblymen, were elected.
Daniel fit ofWons-A I€at
for the MuMernuts.
iKBIiItArOUB. Sept. 14 —A® tIW «“?“«
battalion of the CSd rcriment fit retooing
from Terre Haute ra %atnrd»t an ndempt
vt,. made to hang Horn Dan. Viorheea, ■ who
■was on the tame train. He t^e
the ofllccra, but ru compelled to leave ut
train at Greencastlc. -
Steamboat Conflagration at St*
Louis —Four Steamers njo-
St. Louis. Sept. 13.—At dark this evening,
the splendid steamer Imperial took fire, and
driftinc down fired three others—the Jess©
K- Beu. Hiawatha and Post Bay* All four
vere totally ceslroyed.
The new gunboat Ozrrk made a narrow cs*
but sustained no Injury,
Prance and the United States.
New Tons, Sept 13.— The Pari tTayz pos
itive!? dezieethat the American Government
> ttt K delivered any protest to the French Goy*
«y verbal compialnto
against the proceeding* of the in
Mexico, sad Strives to prove tlmt the Wag-
Ington Government has no right to
*uch a protest.
An Important Order Against
Military Marauding.
CSpecialDlepatcb to the Chicago Tribune.!
Canto, September 18,1863.
The steamer Graham arrived thlS'moming,
bringing Memphis dates and your corres
pondent's dispatches of the 13 th.
The JMtetin speaks hopefully regarding the
early opening of trade, with less restriction
than flint now existing. U. H. Mftllen, of the
Treasury Department, has gone below to ar
range preliminaries and some particulars at
Vicksburg. Some hints given out by him
at Memphis indicate that goods in any quan
tity deelred'would soon be allowed to go to
Memphis as Gen. Banks now allows them to
go to New Orleans—the only impediment be
ing the assessment of a five per cent, tax
upon the gross value of said goods.
Gen. Veaich, on the 10th last, promulgated
at Memphis, the following important order
relating to depredations and outrages com.
milled by United States soldiers, upon the
property of citizens;
ExanorAßTEßs Disnorr or Me arms,)
Mzxmas, Tens., Srpt 9,1868. f
Gexzbax. Ordzes No. 81—Information fre
quently reaches they: headquarters of depreda
tions and outrages committed upon tbe persons
and property of citizens and others, within the
limits and upon tbe outskirts of the city, by sol
diers of this command, who cannot be personally
The commanding General of this district regrets
that the subordinate officers do not sufficiently
regard the honor of their respective commands,
and have failed to take the necessary steps to pro*
vent the acts referred to. The disgrace attendant
upon these outrages cannot he held to attach alone
to personal offenderbut the honor and good
name of the whole command is prejudiced by each
such offense, and the effort must be general to pre
vent their recurrence.
Hereafter all commanding officers will be held
strictly responsible for the good conduct of men
in their respective commands; "every offense com
mitted will be followed by swift and sore punish
ment commensurate to the offense. When offend
ers can be identified In addition thereto every
depredation or outrage committed upon prop
erty or persons involving pecuniary damage, most
be compensated pecuniarily by stoppages made,
against the pay of the offender. In cases where
personal identity cannot be established if the of
fender's regiment can be ascertained the amount
'of damages will be assessed on the whole regi
ment to be stopped equally against the pay of
every officer and soldier. If the regiment cannot
be ascertained an assessment nriH be made In a
similar manner on the brigade to which the of
fender belongs.
Every officer In this command is especially
charged with the execution of this order.
By order of . Bwq. Grx. J. C. Vxatch.
Jakes 0. Peebcx, A. A, G.
Planters who bring cotton to Memphis to
obtain family supplies, ore required to pay
the Confederates one hundred dollars per
bale for the privilege.
A Committee of onx citizens waited upon
Gen. John A Logon this morning Gris morn*
leg, and desired him to make them a good
Union speech. The General received thsm
kindly, but said Ids furlough was out, and he
felt almost compelled to get below as soon as
possible, but otherwise it would afford him
pleasure to comply with their request.
It is understood that unrestricted trade
will soon be opened to Memphis.
ft bat Refugees and Rebels Say.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.}
HzApqrAUTzns Asxakbas Expedition,)
Buowxsville, Ark., Sept. 5, >
Via Caibo, Sept. 11,16G5.1
Gen. Steele reached lids place on the Ist in
stant, with infantry that ha? for sometime
been in camp at Duvall’s Blnffi Since the
sailing of the last convoy, no impoxtant move
ments have token place, with the exception of
•a zccozmoissonce in force, which was made by
Gen. Davidson’s cavalry division, in the di
rection of Little Bock, a'couple oi days ago.
.The position and strength of the rebels was
pretty thoroughly tested, and as the division
went out without any idea cf getting up a
fight, they returned as soon as the object of
a reconnolssance was effected.
Brownsville is about thirty miles from Da
Till’s Bluff It possesses little, if any, stra
tegic Importance, and Gen Steele* will not
be likely to remain in it many days. No di
rect information regarding the strength of
the rebel army is obtainable at this time.
Refugees and deserters vary several thousands
fn their estimates. The fact, however, that
at least 70,000 are between Gen. Steele’s forces
and Little Bock, appears to be generally con
ceded. The capture of Little Bock Is looked
upon by our army as close at hand, and our
troops make no account of numbers which
some deserters give as. being opposed to them,
but express themselves as abundantly able to
take possession of any point arrived at as
soon as their General shalP determine.
The health of our army is fair to middling.
There was quite a number sick at Duvall’s
Bluff, but the diseases are of a mild type.
Imperial Dispatch to the Chicago Tnbonti.l
Memtos, September :1, 1863.
We have reliable advices from Little Bock
to the Sd Inst. At that time, eighteen hun
dred Indians, armed and in fall warpaint,
had arrived.
The Confederates arc fortifying at Bayou
Mctaire with great skill andassiduity. Their
forces there arc estimated at 23,000 to 83,000.
Dobbins commands another party forty miles
west of Mississippi.
From Arkansas, we learn through Southern
sources, that It is not contemplated by the
rebels to make any fight, bat abandon the
State capital, if not the State, to occupation
by our forces.
State of Affairs in West
ern Kentucky.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribane.]
COLtnmus, Kr., Sept. IS, I
via Caxho, Sept. 14,1883. J
Matters and things are very quiet in this
great city at present. Guerillas are pretty
well cleaned out from this vicinity. We
hear bnt little of them lately. A reconnols
'sance from Port Pillow was made last week
by Capt. Moore, with 200 men of the 2d Illi
nois cavalry. It stopped at Dyersburg, Eip
ley and Dnshamvllle, opened an office, and
In all recorded the oath of allegiance was
taken by about 5,000 men and women ot the
neighborhood. No rebels were found.'
The Columbus "Wet' Eagle makes a com
plain against mail agents, that they forget to
attend to their duties, sometimes carrying
Columbus malls by and not returning them
in season. The same complaint comes from
Island No. Ten and Fort Pillow. Trains are
now running regularly from tMn place to
Union City. Engines have been hauled off
lor repairs of late, causing a temporary sus
pension of trips. This might be obviated by
supplying us with good locomotives la place
of old worn-out cook-stoves on wheels.
A comber of rebel prisoners were hrodfeht
in here Tuesday evening, from Union City.
Among them were Capt. Richards, whose
lather lives here, belonging to Faulkner’s
command. They were captured at Trenton,
by Capt. Peebles, Co. C, S2d lowa mounted
infantry, some of the 4th Mo. cavalry* and
24th Mo. mounted men. •
The following changes in command in the
dUlxict of Columbus, are noted at General
Smith's headquarters: CoL W. F. Lyn :h, of
the 58th Illinois, succeeds Gen. Buford, In
command of the post of Cairo. Dr. Derby
Surgeon of Cairo is relieved, and will go Bast
soon on leave of absence. CoL Jaa. K. Hills
of the 24th Missouri, commands at Union
City vice CoL Fox, ordered to St Louis on
court martial business. Capt. Benson of the
2d lowa, commands at Island No. 10, vice
Capt Gordon, who has gone to Nashville.
Major W. B. Bowley has gone to Vickibarg
to sesame his duties as provostmarahal of the
Department. Capt I. H. Williams our pro-
TOfct marshal, has ordered the calico brigade,
consisting of numerous citizens, to change
their base of operations instanter. Somehave
already departed and the remainder are going
as soon as they can pack their voluminous
Charleston—The Morement to
Reinforce Bragg.
A Bread Biot at Mobile.
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.]
StKKPms, Sept IS, 1863.
1 have just hod a long conservation with
Mr. Carlyle, who left Charleston, ten days
ago. He represents the walls of Fort Sum
ter not so much injured os was thought.
Beauregard had sand bangs piled on tSe out
ride, and this gave it a rough appearance.
Tbe wells arc acknowledged to be in a crllked
and dangtfrona condition, and the fort par
tially dismantled.
Joe. Johnston is reported marching to join
Bragg with all his forces. Beauregard Is also
sending troops from Charleston. Buckner
has joined Bragg near Chattanooga. All the
rebel forces that can be spared from other
points ore hastening to join Bragg.
The rebels regard the onward march of
Boeccrans and Burnside, as dangerous to
thelnsafety. Every energy will be exerted to
prevent their further progress.
The rebels at Charleston ore said to have
two immense guns, imported from England,
which throw a ball weighing six hundred
pcnndE,;which theysay will demolish any
thing that they have yet heard of in naval
architecture. All very doubtful.
ilnupnis, Sept. Ik—Refugees that have
lately arrived within onr lines, bring exciting
reports of the terrible condition ofaflaira in
the southeast. One man that left Mobile on
the sth Inet., states that there was a terrible
riot of soldiers wives in Mobile on the 4th
lust. About GOO women and children collec*
ted at Spring Hill, armed with dabs, knives,
and hatchets, and marched through the prin
cipal streets, carrying banners on which was
inscribed, “bread or bfooft!” “bread or
peace,” and other like inscriptions. Being
iddiers wires, the proceedings were winked
at by the soldiers, who made feeble resist
ance- several stores were broken open; one
merchant, a Jew, struck one of the women,
and some policemen who were present, ar
rested the Jew, beat him severely with their
maces, and locked him up. Many citizens
left tows, among them this Informant, who
says the riot was increased when he left.
The rebel cavalry on our front and flank
are active, probably masking some move
ments ot the main army. Skirmishes are
frequent but amount to bat little. Our for
ces are generally successful In these small
A Guerilla Dash at Charleston,
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.}
Caibd, Sept. 14,1863.
Gen. David Stuart of Illinois Is here to-day,
«n roMte'for Vicksburg.
The Provost Marshal, Phillips, gives notice
that the consolidated enrollment lists, doss
one and two, of this Congressional District,
have been completed. The following is the
There have£eea enrolled in the district
class omv 13,710 names; class two, 5,013
names; total, 18,733. Class one has been in
creased ninety one names since the returns
were made by the enrolling officers, on Au
gust 17th, through* means of advertisements
inserted in the papers, calling upon all who
knew of parties not enrolled to make the
-same known at headquarters.
A party of twenty guerillas, under one
Capt. Williamson, came into Charleston, Mo.,
twelve miles from here, at sunrise on Satur
day morning, sacked two. stores, arrested
seme citizens, blew open Wm. Strattons safe
and robbed it of $3,000 In money, and com
mitted such other depredations as their vil
lainous hearts suggested. They then made
haste to get out oi the place, which feat they
were* successful in accomplishing.
The hospital boat B. C. Wood arrived from
below this morning with a large number of
tick and convalescing, soldiers.
Cxmo, Sept. 14, —Brig. Gen. Buford and
staff left on the steamer Minnehaha this
evening to take command of Helena. Maj.
Gen. Dana also left for New Orleans.
The steamer Graham arrived last night
with Memphis dates to the 12th. Intelli
gence from. Bragg’s army reports it filling
bade to the mountain range, thirty or forty
miles back ol Chattanooga. It will make a
stand there. A battle between the opposing
forces is not likely to occur soon.
Judge Bobert L. Caruthers has been elect
ed “ Confederate” Governor of Tennessee.
The attempt to get the vote of the State
troops for Governor Harris, by his friends,
failed. 1
Nothing later from Arkansas or Vicks
Interesting Concerning the Sibley
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 14,1863.
The Cth and 7th regiments, and a battery,
all of which composed a portion of Sibley’s
expedition, are now encamped at Fori Snel
licg. The mathematical calculation of the
expedition was good, as they took ninety
days’ supplies, and were.absent just cighty-
D ice. The entire march was about 1100 miles.
They became so accustomed to'throwing up
entrenchments where there were no Indians
while on the march, that the Cth regiment
engaged to-day in throwing up earthworks,
from mere force of habit.
These troops, with at least one other regi
ment, will go South after resting a month.
They will probably be sent to the army ot the
Potomac. They are to receive their pay this
week, and will then be furloughed in Luge
More ol evidence of the fearful maimer in
which the Indiana were exterminated bj the
late expedition, has just come to hand.
Sergt. Edwards was hilled, scalped and
stripped, last week, in Meeker county, less
than seventy miles from St. Panh He was
with two 4 other soldiers, going to Kingston,
when they were attacked by a party of Indi
ans. The two others escaped.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cxsozskatz, Sept. 14,15G8.
The draft has again been postponed. Or
were were recelvd from Provost Marshal
General Parrott, at Columbus, to have every
thing In readiness bnt not to name the day
for the drafting to commence until further
The election of officers of the Hamilton
comity militia was held to-day. It was a no
ticeable fret that almost all thtroffleers elect
are ol Ihe butternut school., Hon. Geo. E.
Pugh, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant
Governor, was elected Colonel of one of the
regiments. *
Bpedal Dispatch, to the Chicago Tribune.
Desxoxkzr, lowa, Sept. 12, 1853.
The Union mass meeting held hero to-day
numbered six or or eight thousand persons.
It was addressed by Major Gen. Samuel R.
Curtis, C. Ben Darwin, Senators Grimes and
Harlan, Wm. M. Stone, H. C. Ripley, and
A severe rain storm, which set in onFriday
afternoon and continued through, the night,
put the roads in a terrible condition, and
kept at least ten thousand persons from the
meeting, hut the occasion was one of great
interest, nevertheless, and will be long re*
membered with pride by the Union men of
Central lowa.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.!
Washington, Sept. 14,1363.
Illinois having famished sixteen hundred
and Indiana eight thousand men la excess
over demands heretofore made, no draft will
be ordered in those States under the present
Gen. Gilmore has been promoted from a
Captain to a position of Major in the Regular
Engineer Corps.
General Meigs has been ordered to inspect
the Quartermasters’ deportments In theSonth
and Southwest. General Rufus Ingalls will
probably succeed to his position.
A cavalry reconnoissance under General
Pleasanton, supported by the 2d Corps of
infantry, under General Warren, crossed the ,
Rappahannock at Talley’s, Rappahannock and
Sulphur Springs Fords, yesterday morning,
at 4 o’clock. Advancing rapidly, they drove
in the enemy’s pickets about two miles from
the livery A running fight ensued from that
point, through Brandy Station to Culpepper.
OurJbrcea entered Culpepper at one o’clock, ,
the rebel cavalry falling back in great haste,
leaving considerable property behind. Oar
cavalry performed handsomely, and made
several spirited dashes, in which they cap
tured three fine pieces of artillery, with cais
sons and horses complete, and forty prison
ers. Two of the guns were thrce-inch rilled,
and one a brass 12-pounder.
At 3 p. m. General Pleasanton was one
mile south of Culpepper, rcconnoiteriug the
country thoroughly. No indications of rebel
ft ices were anywhere to be seen. The guns
and prisoners were brought to the rear last
night When captured, the guns were not
even in position. Indicating that the rebels
were token completely by surprise. The 2d
army corps encamped at Culpepper last night.
The railroad bridge over the Rapidan was
found to have been burnt by the rebels when
our cavalry reached there to day.
Two men, belonging to the 7th Michigan
cavalry, were captured about ten days ago by
guerillas. On Saturday they came back
into the lines of the army of the Potomac,
having overpowered their guard, and bring
ing two of their captors with them as pris
Twelve deserters from the 11th army corps
Are to he shot on Friday next, at Chattlci's
Applications of soldiers in the army of the
Potomac for commissions In colored regi-
refused, are now accepted.
The rebels have, besides the Torktown,
Jamestown and Richmond, three iron-dads
like the Merrimac, on the James River, The
Sangamon Monitor and the triple-turret Roan
oke are quietly waiting for them to,.come
down. It is* supposed they were brought to
old in an attack upon Norfolk?
Instructions under which the Direct Tax
Commissioners are to attempt the regenera,
lion of South Carolina, are in substance that
all lands bought at sale, in February last, for
the Govcrnment,'afcer exempting those for
charitable purposes, are to be sold. They
amount to 60,000 acres. Sixty days notice oy
sales is to be given; the lands accurately
surveyed and platted. The resold lands are
to be leased lor five years, and the proceeds
applied to the instruction of colored youth.
The lands sold are to be divided into farms
of not over 320 acres. The town ol Beaufort
Is to be sold according to the present division
of the town, soles to be for cash except to
persons in naval and military service, who,
by paying ono-Xonrth can have credit for
three-fourths for three years.
Gov. Andrew and Gov. Morton had an In ■
tcrview with the President to-day, at which
were present Secretaries Stanton, Chose And
The new regulations ol the Treasury De
partment with respect to trade in the districts
covered by. the President’s proclamation, re
stricting commercial intercourse, have been
approved. They are about to be published
fer the benefit of the public. Under these
regulations, the river is once more opened to
CoL Bamsey, lately.ln charge of the Arsenal
here, has been appointed Chief of the Ord
nance Bureau, In place of Gen. Ripley, re-,
tired from active duty, Capt Benton, for
merly Chief of Staff, succeeds Col. Rimsey.
Washington, Sept 14.—1t Is untrue, as
stated by the newspapers, that Judge Jno. C.
Underwood, of Virginia, was captured on
Friday by guerillas near Occoquan..
Washington, Sept It— The sales of rebel
property in Florida, mode by the Commis
sioners of Taxation and Confiscation, have
been set aside as void for want of concur
rence of all three of them in the proceeding,
and for other irregularity on the part of two,
who acted Su the absence of their sick col
league. Commissioner Lewis has canceled
the proceedings and ordered a new sale under
strict Instructions. Possibly similar errors
in South Carolina will be obviated by Mr.
Lewis by timely directions that will not only
give purchasers perfect titles.but will give to
negroes an interest in the soil on which they
were bom,'and secure to their children the
blessings of the free school system of the
free Stares.
In filling up tbo signal corps of the army
now o r ganizlng, under the law passed at the
last session of Congress, one or two„ expert
telegraphers are tone commissioned as Lieu
tenants. Thcee officers will have charge of
tbe working of the light field telegraph—the
llnec which are under tbe control of the sig
nal corps, and which in battles or at sieges
are run out and worked on the field or in
trenches under fire.
ft The Sanitary Commission have advices of
the shipment of ten thousand dollars in silver
bars from San Francisco on the Sd Instant, a
contribution from the citizens of Story
county, Nevada, for the use of the commis
sion A similar contribution, of the value of
thirty thousand dollars, has been previously
received from the same Territory. The Com
mission la shipping large supplies of articles
required for the comfort and sanitary benefit
of the forces employed in the siege of Char
leston, particularly of vegetables, lemons,
Ice. etc.
Post Otpicb Department, Appointment (
Omen, Septembers, 1863. f
The publication of the following construc
tion of the sew postal law in regard to the
weight of packages which mar be sent free
through the mails, la deemed important to
the public, and especially to persons con
nected with the several Executive Depart
ments and Bureaus at Washington:
_ The maximum weight of packages which
may be sent through the malls is limited to
four pounds, except Congressional documents
and books published or purchased by order of
Congress. It was not tbe intention of the
law to prescribe a smaller limit to franked
packages to or from any of the Executive De
partments or Bureaus, as that would exclude
from the mails a large portion of the official
correspondence of the government.
The limitation of packages to four ounce?, in
the forty-second of section tbelaw, was intend
cdto enlarge the privilege of members of Con
gress, heretofore limited to two ounces; and
the omission In the printed law of the words,
“to Senators and members of Congress,” (as
In the original bill,) alter the word n granted”
in the last sentence of that section, leads to
an erroneous construction of the true Intent
and meaning of the law. '' ' .
The Postmaster General, therefore, directs
that all packages, otherwise entitled to go
free to and from tbe several executive depart
ment Bureaus at Washington, and not exceed
ing four pounds in weight, be allowed free
transmission through the maO,
First Awlgtant Postmaster General.-
Three of the guns recently captured by the
Minnesota, near Port Fisher, in the vicinity
of Wilmington, N. 0.. have reached Wash
ington. Tney are of English manufacture.
One Is a Whitworth gun. They are splendid
pieces of ordnance, and apparently been used
but a short time.
New Tore, Sept. 14.—A special dispatch
to the New York Tribune] from Cincinnati,
confirms the ovation onr troops received at
Knoxville, on its occupation by the Yederals.
The town was decorated with flags, V(hich
had been hidden for years. Goa. Burnside
made an address to a large meeting the day
alter the occupation. The day after Gen. Car
ter’s arrival, a procession ol women, whoso
husbands are in the Union service, came in
from the country. It was nearly a mile long.
Talnable machine shops and foundries were
fonnd in EnorviUe, also two mUUbn pounds
of salt, a large quantity of wheat, and many,
thousand bags of com. '
The prisoners captured, at Cumberland Gap
were tic 2d North Carolina, Ist Virginia, Ist
Georgia, and several companies of artillery.
They surrendered unconditionally. The
Georgia regiment was 600 strong, and was
c^ptored.or.ee before l by Burnside, at Roa
noke Island.
-Boring the night of the 7th, two compa
nlcs of onr troops stole* through the rebel
pickets, and burned a mill that had supplied
the rebels with meal, in the very sight of the
rebel camp.
Bumiide was to return to Knoxville on the
10th, where he will remain till the decision
of the War Department in regard to his re
slgnation Is made.
A few small bodies of rebels arc still near
the Vlrginiallne.
• The saltpetre works, which the rebels work
ed, are now within our lines.
Ready communication is had with Gem
All of Burnside’s troops marched over 250
miles, and a portion 300 miles, at an average
of twenty m3es each day, over difficult roads.
In the whole campaign, but one casualty oc
curred. *
Of sickness there is so little that the Sur
geon In cbefge of the hospitals at Knoxville
asked to bo relieved for want of work.
New Tome, Sept, 14.—The report that the
flag which .Major General Anderson hod with
him at Sumter was taken by the rebels, on
the 7th, Is not tine. Peter Hart, the hero
who had so much to do with it at the time
the rebels bombarded Fort Sumter, says the
flag is in his keeping here.
A Morris Island letter to the New York
Ti ibune t states that the rebels have recently
taken to firing large slabs of Iron, two feet
In length aid four or five inches In width,
bound together with strong wire. They are
intended ex pm sly for the monitors, and are
thrown with a view of getting them under
the turrets to prevent their revolving.
[Correspondence!?. Y. Times.]
Horcislsl4Nd,S. C., Sunday, Sept, 6,1663.
Aside from, the regular siege operations, an
adventure now atd then seems to come in as
a bright portion of the proceedings. An
event previously referred to as likely to come
off, occurred last Friday night, and although
tie resnlt was not all that could be desired
either on that occasion or a subsequent occa
sion, when a similar attempt was essayed,
jet the scheme was well conceived and
Mould undoubtedly h&vo been successful had
not accidental causes interposed.
On the night in question a force of 800
icon, selected from the 85th Pennsylvania, 3d
New Hampshire and Ith Connecticut regi
ments, the'whole under the command, of
Major Sandford, of the 7th, embarked on
board twenty rowboats, and proceeded can
. tiously up a little creek running in about the
ccntrc'cf the marsh on the left. of the island.
Having reached the mouth of the Creek, they
struck out iiito the bay aud began Co recon
noitre Everything thus far
favored the project in view—namely, the
spiking ot the guns on Gregg and tire blow
ing up of the magazine. The night was
dark. It being moonless till a late boar, and
the enemy wesfapparently unaware of tno ap,
Srcachofa single boat, much more of so
rge a body of men, in their immediate rear.
Steadily and caretuliy the boats advanced,
under tbe direction of the intrepid leader,
until a point within about filly yards of
Greg? bad been gained, .when un
fortunately a naval boat commanded by
Lieutenant Blgginscn, which was on its way
to report to major Sandford, intercepted a
rebel craft containing a wounded Major, an
Assistant Surgeon, and eleven oarsmen, going
from Greggto Charleston. The boat had pro
ceeded but a abort distance from tbe beech
when it was discovered by Lieut Hlgginson,
who Immediately gave chose and captured it,
.hut not null he nad fired, without effect,
seme fifteen rounds of musket-shot. Orders
bad been issued to the command to intercept
all transports carrying relief or supplies to
Gregg, it not being anticipated such worth
less game as that encountered would bo on
tbe toad. As it was, however, all would have
been well if the musket firing had not alarm
ed the enemy In the forts and pat him on the
cuitivelor what might transpire. It waseyl
dent from the numerous signals exhibited
and exchanged tiat bo understood what was
goirg on, asd it was. deemed prudent by
Major Sandford to abandon the enterprise
that night and' to return to the place from
which the boats were launched, lie and his
men arrived cafely in camp at about mid
night, bringing with them the thirteen pri
soners, Hie two officers mentioned.
Possessed vrlth a determination to carry
cut his plans, tbe gallant Major, still un
daunted and sanguine, asked permission to 1
renew tbe attempt on the following
last night. His request was . granted, and
again he selected a force of 275 men from the !
Eighty-fifth and One Hundred and Foartn 1
Pennsylvania, One Hundredth New York and
Third New Hampshire regiments. This time
only sixteen boats were taken, the other four
used on the preceding night having been un
fitted for eeiTlco. It was designed during the
day to make the expedition one of more im
port than tbit assigned to the aflliir ot Friday
night, but for some reason, the original plan
was laid aside, and the project circumscribed
toltcaplktrgof the guns on Gregg and the
explosion of the magazine. The necessary
implements for doing the work were judi
ciously distributed among the men, and
shortly alter dark away they went up
the creek to the bar. They were not dis
covered until the boats had got to
within twenty-five yards of Fort Gregg.
Then tbe sentinel at once gave the alarms and
In a lew minutes the rebels let fly a volley of
musketry from about twenty pieces. They
also Area from a howitzer, but the depression
was Imperfect, la consequence of the short
range, as thccontents of canister passed harm
lesbiy over the heads of the men. Now came
the 4 time for the boats* ere*a to spring to
action. Major Sanford gave the command for
the men to forward end beach their boats.
Four boats, in one of which was himself,
were alreadr nearly launched, bat as file
would have't. tbe oarsmen in tbe remaining
boats became frightened, and a sort of a
panic ensued, which the conduct of a certain
naval officer, who persisted that Major Sind
ford bad touched at tbe wrong place, and'
otter wise riiowei his cowardice, did'not in
the least allay. The shells passing to and fro
between our batteries and James Island, and
directly over the beads of the men in the
boats, although at a tremendous elevation,
served to make them quaver; and when they
came to face the music at Grecrg, their Imag
inations completely got the best of their val
or. The faufi,-perhaps, was more with the
officers than the men. Had the several offi
cers followed the example of Major Sanford,
and properly encouraged their command*,
tbe men would probably have leaped forward
with a cheer, and performed their duty like
heroes. Bat when the officers tremble, who
can blame the men for showing signs of
weakness? So the second time the expedi
tion retorted, having accomplished nothing,
and suslairga Joes of four men wounded.
Licnt. Hlggmcon, who had charge of the na
val howitzer?, proved himself equal to the
emergency. He perfjrmedhis partvalliantly
and well.
It was ascertained that only about 25
men werein Gregg at the time. The moment
the boats were discovered, a man was seen to
-mount a horse and dash with all speed toward
Wagner. By the time the boats were well ofi
into the stream, 500 rebels had collected on
tbe beach. Signal lights were sent np from
Gregg and answered by all the surrounding
forts. Pinckney fired two shots. In the
early stage of the proceedings a calcium,
light was seen on Gregg, bat when the rebels
euw it drew onr fire they wisely extinguished
The Major captured Friday night is named
F. F, Worley, and belongs to the 2d South
Carolina regiment. He was wounded slightly
in the leg. The same of the other ■ officer £s
Cheney, an Assistant Surgeon. The Major
was wounded at 1 o’clock that day by a frag
ment of shell. The boat in which they were
taken was need os a dispatch boat. The crew
claim to be citizens, but their talk and man
ners unmistakably prove they are or have
been soldier?. They are close-mouthed.
The officers are sent to Hilton Head.
On Saturday morning, at daybreak, Gen.
GUlmoxe commenced the work of breaching
Wagner. With this view all the heavy guns
were turned upon that point. The Ironsides
end two monitors also took part in the en
gagement os that when the land batteries
slackened lire, the iron clads were ready to
continue the work. lu this manner the army
and navy alternating at intervals, the cannon
ading was kept up with relentless fury till
night, when sufficient firing was maintained
to prevent the rebels repolitng Injuries. Sam- .
ter and oil other rebel works were oat of tbe
programme. The fire, hot, rapid and destrac- ■
tivc, was concentrated on the devoted head
of Wagner. Every .shot appeared to tell.
The amount of metal ' thrown into
Wagner yesterday was enormous. Great
volumes of send rose and enveloped the fort
at each discharge, and holes large enough to
admit an ox! team were conun'oaliy being
hcredand filed np again. Heaps of sand
were first knocked on one aide by the land
batteries, and then knocked-back again by
the navy. Amore perfect game of shuttle
corks was never played/ To attempt, under
snch a storm of iron, to .even Bight a gun
would have been considered a freak wild
enough to afpoll a mad-man The smallest
human beingever made could not have- been
stored in ary portion of the fort outside the
bombproof without being hit dozens of
times. ■ '
Tbe lines of the fort orosodisflguredthat
the best engineers would be puzzledto define
the original shape without the aid of previ
ous knowledge. . Bow many feet of sand cov
er the gnns or the fort, it would be impossible
to estimate. Once or twice daring the day
the muzzled a gun was exposed to view by
means of a.shot that threw aside the earth,
and then, like a drowning man at the last
moment, disappeared beneath the surging
sea of sand. A shot struck one gun so as to
set It np on end, and the next sent it flying,
beds over head, nobody knows where. Sight
feet ot protect!oh, according to the opinion
of Col. Turner, the chief artillery officer, Was
removed from (he bomb-proof at 7p. m. jSt
entiling that Is done now Is clear gain. The
rebels have more than they want to do to take
care of their own persons, without thinking
of patching np damages, . .
Lord Bussell’s Letter on the
Steam Bams.
-Hone so Blind as'He who Won’t
Cape Bach Sept. 14.—The steamship
Arabia, from Liverpool sth and Queenstown
Gib, passed here Sunday evening.
The London Globe's Paris correspondent
says: M. Chevalier’s pamphlet on Mexican
.affairs is considered as heralding a prompt re
' cognition of the Southern Confederacy.
Cotton Is generally easier un
changed. Breadatufls steady. Wheat up
ward. Provisions quoted steady. Consols
The following is Lord Russell’s reply rela
tive to the steam rams in the Mersey;
Fobeion Office, Aug. 18.
Gentlemen.— l have received your letter
calling attention to a subject of vexy grave
and pieesing importance,- namely, the fitting
out or equipping two powerful Iron plated
steam rams, which I am informed are intend
ed to commit hostilities against the Govern
ment and people of the United States.
My attentlcn has long been directed to these
subjects. Both the Treasury and Home De
partment have at my request, made most anx
ious inquiries upon the subject of these
steam rams. You are aware that by the For
eign Enlistment Act, a ship is liable to be
detained, and the owners are subject to a
penalty when the ship is armed or eqlpped
for purposes ot war, and the owners intend
to uee her against some State or community
in friendship with Her Majesty. It is neces
sary to prove both the equipment and inten
tion. It Is necessary for conviction In a pub
lic Court in Justice, to have the evidence of
a creditable witness. I was in hopes when I
tcg&n to rend your memorial that yon would
propose to furnish me with evidence to prove
that the steam rams In question were intend
ed to carry on hostilities against the Govern
ment and people of the United States, bat
you have made no proposal of the sort, and
oniy tell me that you are informed that so and
fo, and it is believed that so and so.
Yon must be aware, however, that accord
ing to British Law, prosecution cannot be
set on foot open the ground of valuation of
tfco Foreign Enlistment Act, without the affi
davit of creditable witnesses os in other cases
of misdemeanor and crime. Such, likewise,
is the law in use.
Tours, &c. f
New Tore, Sept. Id —The Hauso, from
Southampton the 2d, arrived this afternoon.
The following items have not been covered
by previous arrivals.
The British sloop Gryaler returned from
Wexford, where she had been waiting intelli
gence of the pirate Florida's position, which
Lad been burning merchantmen off the West
coast of Ireland.
Two core fast steamere left Clyde Nassau,
to run the blockade, and two other powerful
steamers are fitting cut.
Maco beat Goia in a prize fight, In seven
teen rounds.
It is reported that Russia will send ambas
seders to Paris, with a scheme of seporate
Polish Constitution. The Polish Insurgents
had gained a great victory at Tuno w. Russia
had ordered forty-eight reserve regiments to
Join In the active army.
The Paris JTx»/a denies the official character
of the pamphlet of M. Chevalier.
Paris, Sept o.—The Bourse Is very firm;
rentes close at C9f 20c.
The Idverpool iW says that It now appears
that the steam tarns launched from Laird’s
yards were built for the Confederate Govern
ment. Neither the French Government nor
the French people were concerned in the
business, bnt a French banker was. The
rams were to be paid for cut of the Confeder
ate loan.
Mr. Langier was one of the contractors for
that lean, and was also guaranteed for the
payment of the contract with Lacllde. He
has a mortgage on both vessels, and therefore
they ultimately become his property; bat
fhen the law would have to deal with this
new feature in the transaction, and M. Dan
gler might sell them to the British Govern
ment at cost price, and they are well worth
the money, not for sea, bat tor coast and har
bor service. For privateers they are totally
unfit. >
The Paris .71%* states that the two ships
are not constructed for the French Govern
ment, bnt have been ordered by tbo Govern
ment of Egypt* as their names indicate.
Tbe Pans Moniteur aays that the Florida,
railing tbe Confederate flag, entered
Brest to repair damages. Her reception was
according to the ordinary principles of iater
nationalTaw as at the opening of the war.
The French Government in accord with other
powers, recognized the Confederate States
as belligerents, and declared Its Intention of
observing a strict neantrality betweea the
two parties.
In like cases it Is the right as well as duty
of neutrals to permit vessels of belligerents
to procure means, not for fighting purposes
but for navigation. Therefore it has been’de
cided that tne Florida could be admitted, to
procure all that was indispensable to main
tain her In a good navigable state, without
her being able to make purchases tending to
recruit her war arrangements.
Tbe London Times publishes some particu
lars ot tbe Florida’s career, as related by
Capt. Maffit. He claims to have treated all
prisoners of war with the greatest respect.
He says that the Anglo Saxon was captured
sixty miles from Cork. When captured, her
pilot was referred to the Confederate Govern
ment for the settlement of any Just claim he
might have. Capt. Maffit sold as to quitting
Brett, he ezpccted that there would he seven
or eight Federate outside.
The bombardment of Charleston has far
ther depressed the Confederate loan. There
is no business doing, bnt it is nominally
quoted at 85aS0 discount.
Bat as he bad run eight blockades already,
It would go hard, bat he would ran the
An important pamphlet, ascribed to an of
ficial organ, baa been published, entitled
“France, Mexico, and the Confederates.” It
sets forth the interests of France in recogniz
ing the Confederate States, and the impossi
bility of the re-establishment of the Ameri
can Union, maintaining that the American
war would be usefnl to France, and if separa
ration between the North and South be defi
nitely pronounced; for the Confederate States
would be the allies of.France, and would
guarantee her from attacks from the North;
would falfilLhcr hopes, and her manufacto
ries would obtain cotton, which Is absolutely
necessary lor them.
New Tons, Sept. 14.—A. Richmond paper
says a dispatch from Mobile, 7th, gives the
following in reference to affairs in Texas:
Excellent wages were paid In Texas, for field
hands. Negroes sell at from three to four
thousand dollars each. Upwards of 100.000
slaves have ar rived from Louisiana and Mis
sissippi—planters and speculators are going
beyond Shreveport to purchase or hire.
Good beef, on toot, is Bc. per pound; vege
tables are cheap; cattle bring S3O; coffee 35c;
silver five dollars in currency at Browneville,
Planters ore cheerfully according to the
Pendleton has been elected Governor by a
-nTTM.iI majority. Herbert, Sexton and Broach
are elected to Congress. __
MUitaiy matters are quiet The people
and troops are prepared to repel invasion.
The Inmans on the frontier ar© troublesome.
An average of fourteen vessels are constantly
off Galveston, blockading the harbor. Great
confidence Is telt in Gen. Magrader, The
crops-ln Texas are unprecedentedly large.
Ot wheat and com enough are raised to sup
ply the western bank of the Mississippi lor
two years to come, if not a grain la sold in
the Interval, The summer has been very drv.
Cotton picking commenced in August. About
' 350,000 bales of the old crop arc now In the
. Slate.
HzanonanTEßs An my ov tot Potoxac, \
* September 13, 1863. f
j ’Gen. Pleasanton has advanced to the Rapl
dan The rebels were in a position with in
fantry, artillery and cavalry to prevent our
crossing. Our casualties yesterday were three
killed and forty wounded.
Among the latter was Gen. Cosher; not
seriously, however. He commanded- a brig
ade in Gen. Kilpatrick’s division, and was
, -wounded while gallantly charging on a bat
tery of the enemy—in which attack three
guns were captured.
"WAfiHiKGTOS, Sept 14.—0n Sunday night
a email party of rebels crossed the Potomac at
-The mouth of LaznicaCreek, andhelpedthem
selves to horses and other property. On a
previous occasion another gang came over,
and after depredating on several farms, car
ried off several mules. The owner followed
tbe thieves and reported the facts to White,
the partizan leader, who denounced the act,
instituted a search, recovered the mules, and
sent the offenders to Richmond for triad.
The owner of the males did not fare so well
on this Bide. He was arrested and is now in
.prison, for holding intercourse with the
New Tore, Sept. lA—A Headquarters
Amy of the Potomac dispatch, of tbe 10th,
states : It Is bdleved that one corps of Lee's
army, or about one-third of It, under Long
street, Isnowmovlngtoßichmond. thereto
be transferred—two divisions to .the South-
west, and on.e to Charleston. Hood’s divis
ion of Longstreet’s corps left camp near
Fredericksburg on Tuesday morning last at
3 o’clock, bound tor Richmond, thence (so
my infonnatlod runs) to Charleston.
A Washington dispatch to the New York
Times says; Besides the marching of Long
street’s corps, which we hare already an
nounced, our correspondent with the Army
of the Potomac sends ns word that he believes
the corps of Ewell and Hill, recently camped
before Gordonsvflie and Culpepper Court
House, have also fallen back, and are now at
Gordonsville, if not farther yet, on their way
to Richmond. This evidence of the weaken
ing of Lee’s army by detaching reinforce
ments for Beauregard and Bragg, is conclu
sive. A lady, ■»bo arrived yesterday from
Richmond, says for ten days previous to her
departure, several regiments daily passed
through that city.
A special dispatch to the World, last night,
states: Advices from the front to-night are
Important. To-day our forces occupied Cul
pepper, and it Is believed that nothing but a
rebel cavalry picket is on this side of the
Rapidan. Their retreat seems to be general.
There is no movement toward any of the
lower gaps in the valley of Virginia, so that
the rebels cannot be inaugurating another In
vasion scheme. The movement is regarded
as strange as it is unexpected.
The Hew York Tribune's dispatches state
that the mooted questions as to the strength
ot Lee’s army and his military intents, are on
the eve of eolation.
The Richmond Enquirer of the Bth contains
the message of Gov, Letcher, of Virginia, to
the special eestion of the Legislature. We
make the following extracts:
The entire military force of the state has
been abstracted by the conscription law, and
we are thus left, in a time of greatest peril,
with no military organization lor the defence
of the commonwealth. This want can be
and must be supplied with as little delay as
* Let a force, to consist of oil able-bodied
persons between the ages of sixteen and
sixty, not In the Confederate service, be or
ganized, corre.-pondlng with the force now
organized in the city of Richmond, Peters
burg, and Lynchburg.
My opinion is, that if the city of Richmond
can be defended more certainly fifty miles
from it than immediately around it, that lo
cality is the proper place for its defence, and
the loyal militia should be required to make
the defence there.
Virginia went into this contest after the
most carious and calm consideration—with a
firm resolve to do her whole duty to herself
and her Confederate sisters—to take all the
consequences however horrible they might
be. Her people never quailed—nor have
they murmured under the repeated wrongs
and aggressions they have suffered. She was
rot the first to.enter this struggle, nor will
she be the first to sue for peace, unless tints
peace shall be accompanied by an unqualified
•recognition of the Independence of the South
ern Confederacy.
We have no state bank circulation, we
have no State treasury note circulation, both
of these descriptions of Lotes bavin? been
hoarded as last as they could be collected by
monied men. The consequence, therefore,
is that the holders of the repudiated Confed
erate issues are. driven to the necessity of
shaving oil those they have, in order to pro
cure such as will enable them to meet the de
mands of the State.
Tlic French Scheme Meets TTlthOraw*
New Tore, Sept. 14.—The steamer Roan
oke from Havana 9th, arrived to-night. Dates
from Vera Cruz to the 6th have been received.
There was great scarcity of food in Mexico.
Many inhabitants had been imprisoned for
ostaeslnating French soldiers, and refusing to
take the oath of allegiance.
The Peruvian Minister had received his
passport, and had been ordered to leave the
country for having, written to- Juarez. * It was
rumored that Corwin had been tendered his
passport also, bnt this is not confirmed. .
The reports that Doblado and Comonfort
had declared in favor of the new Regime, has
turned out to be false.
A French convoy from Mexico to Vera
Cruz, was captured by guerrillas at Soledad
and the greater part of tne guard killed.
The troubles in Santa Domlnffa mo increas
ing. The rebels are in great force, and the
General in command of the Spanish troops
calls for more soldiers. *
Merchant ships were seized and pressed
into service to carry troops. Several war
steamers had gone to Puerto Plata. Troops
were coming in from Mantanzas and Cardenas
to be sent to Santa Domingo.
Particulars are carefully concealedfrom the
public here.
It was feared that the great lack ot rain in
Cuba would render the coming crop very
Four Stcamerß Burned at the Levee.
St Louis, Sept. 14.—A fire, on the Levee,
last night, destroyed tbe steamers Imperial,
Hiawatba, Foqt Boy, and Jesse K. Bell. It is
supposed to be the work ot an incendiary,
as an attempt was made to ham the Imperial
Saturday night. Loss about $200,000. The
Imperial was a S*. Louis and New Orleans
packet, valued at e 75,000. She had been laid
up some time on account of low water in the
channel below. The Hiawatha, also a New
Orleans packet, valued.at sos,ooo—two-thirds
of her value is supposed to be covered by in
surance. The Post Boy was a boat of about
seven hundred tons burthen—engaged in the
lower river trade—valued at s3o.ooo—insured
for $20,000. The Je»ee K. Bell was a stern
wheel boat—owned by parlies in Cincinnati—
valued at s3o,ooo—probably insured.
New Tore, Sept. 14.—A Glasgow, Ky, dis
patch to the New York Tribuns says: “A
party of guerillas of a very irregular charac
ter, commanded by one Hamilton, and num
bering about 300, appeared at the cross-roads
of the Barksvllle and TompkinsviUc Pike,
Where a camp meeting was in session. They
dashed among the people, producing a great
panic, and scattering the congregation La
dles were robbed of their Jewelry, men of
their watches andpurses. Many veryvaluabo
horses were stolen. Col Harvey, command
itig at this place, hearing of the afluir, sent
forward a party of cavalry to Intercept the
thieves, bnt they could not be found. They
came within five mQes of this place. 1 ’
[As reported to the Chicago Rebel Organ.]
Detroit, Sept. 13.—Mr. Vallandigham bag
relumed to Windsor, end was visited to-day
by several distinguished citizens of OMo,
who represent the prospects in that State as
dully growing in favor of the Democracy.
The U. S. steamer Michigan Js lying at an
chor in the river, with steam up, watching
Mr. 'Vallandigham* a movements, to prevent,
if possible, his making hi* appearance in the
United States. She has already overhauled
several suspected cwffc, among which was the
steamer Morning S r ar, a lew miles below the
city, on her way to Cleveland.
Reports have been current, the last two
days, in this city, that the draft will be imme
diately enforced in Michigan.
■Detroit, Sept. 13, 11 p. m.—Mr. Vallau
dlgham was serenaded to-night at his hotel la
■Windsor. A boat-load of prominent citizens
of Detroll composed the party that waited
upon him.
Senator Pugh, of Ohio, is here, and remains
for a few days.
Arrivals at the Soldiers 9 Home.
The following are the arrivals at the Soldiers
Home since our last Issue:
Wm.L. Harrison. F, 723H1.; R E Chittenden,
hospital steward; n. C. Cool, C. 32d Wia.: F. W.
Klngelard, D, 27th Wlb.; S. R. Clark, 0,37 th Wis.;
J. 13. Jennings. Q, 41th III; C. Syblyner, C, Sd
illnn.; W. A-Hcm, A, 3d Minn.; J. Cor, K, 27th
IVIs,; L. Cooper, D. 27th Wla.; J. Merwln, A, 82d
Wis.; J. Dowry, D, 82dWis.; C. Carman, K,32d
Wia.; C. Beech, F,B2d Wla.; D. A. D*ry, A, 82d
Wisconsin; W. C. Morgan, Q. 32d Wia.; E. O.
Reeves, G,B2d Wls.;E. W. Heselrolh, A,2oth Wia.;
J. B. Edgerton, C. 118 th 111. P. Ungermsn, I, L.
HatlenvK,R. P. Bussell, K; Q. Allan, K, of 32(1
Wls C- Van Boren. E, Miss Mary K. Newberry.
E, 17th Wlfl. W. O. MUchum E,B2dWis ; E. 5.
Barrett. 0,32dW1a. J. Wldeman, navy; P. Har
regun, E, 2dU. B. 0. O. P. Bassett, H; J. W. Sam
dere, Thomas- Eaton, Jacob Barr, of Merril'a
Horse. J. 11. Reed, Seret. Major; J. Barnard, E,
14th Wis. Wm. B. Ward. G. 89th IlL; J. Morklo,
F, 123 d Illinois; G. W. Shulls, A. 43th Indiana;
Oeo. Cbambara, C, 481h Ind.; M. Frazer, H, Both
HL: G.W. Slate,H. 131 th HL: N. Wood, H,6sth
HI.: B.H.Brayton,E, 4th Ind.; A. J. Joalea, G,
118 th ill,; H-B. Earl K, 4lh Minn.; C. D. Whrd,
HStblDi, hospital steward! Wm. Lange, F, nth
Minn.: J. Oleline, A, 17tb Minn.; J. Price. F. 12th
Wis.; Bob. Qcegley, E, 12th Wla.; G. D. Jackson,
band; J.RsyUr. bond! H R. Olmsted, band; J.
Kops, C, 87th Wia.
Lawrence JBcllef Panel.
Tie following ccstrluncions aro reported since
our last publication:
Arispe, Hi- $4.30
Providence.... 6.70
W.W. Waite.. 20.00
B. Freer.. 30.00
C. F. B 3.00
D. N.Brinkham 6.00
P.F.Feeny.*. 2.00
Geb. E. Brooks 2.00
Wm. lOtto 1,00
&Addy... 2.00
F. B. Rigby.... 1.00
Uni0n......... 6.00
Geo. A. Ingala. 2.00
J. J.McGratb.. 2.00
T. Jno. Walker 1.00
PegtaffA Poole 6.00
Geo. Gardner.. * 1.00
U. P. Co., per
- Booth 100
U. P- Co., per
I Stiles I*oo
In this city, at the residence of Ur. 4. U. Lind. 122
Vcwtstad sweet, on evurosT. the Uthtatt., by Bar.
j. Ur-CaaBIiKS BOOMaK and Hiss
sUU4BopEl4ireti4, both emigrants jrooßwtdca.
Chaa. Sasaman. l.Pd
C.1LH0ag..... 1 00
S.S.Boffum... 1..00
E.n. Sargent.. '4 DO
!G. T, Rphlfng
A Co 5,00
A. C. Badger «&
J.Haßowell.... 2.00
C. H. Biased... 5.00
c.B-W0ir...,. 1.00
C.L. Jenlca ... 1.00
JA-Holfilugioa 1.00
C. A- ChUsoa.. LOO
W. Terrell . 1.00
Cash aahserip-
Previously re*
ported 8.T57.90
Ii« AiJsittimninU.
t3f~ 0. B. SCRT7JZS, Advertising
Dearborn U aulSiorized to receive adeertiss
want* for Ms and oil ths leading SbrAuuUr*
9* For Wants, For Sale, BoardStur,
For Kent, Foui, l«oa* dee., see
Fourth Pm.
Wholesale Clothing—Men
and Boys,
B. L. FERGUSON £ CO., 37 Lake street" and 11
43 Wabash avenue. _
Jl\- A Stated Conclave ot Apollo Commaudery Ho.
1, Knights Templar, will be held at their Asylum.
Masonic Temple thIa(TO£ADAVJ evening. Sept, 15 th,
at 7K o clock. Work on K. C.
sels-mSU it J. A. MONTGOMERY. Recorder.
J57 Lake street, only $3 per d:zen - plain. o;lyf2 per
dozen. [iclsmTS3-lt] RAi NIAS Agent.
JUJ every County la the Northwest to sell Swlft’i
Baieka clothes Wbinosb or Squeezer, aoknowl
edged to be the best, most simple, and only sell-ad*
Justice Machine in the market that Candothb work
peopbblt, Frcm te ■ to Oiteea dollars a day caa
easily be made by energetic agents. For terms.
apply to F. F.roiTLE 117 Scuta Cisrk street (room
11.) Chicago. Post Office goi 2ro. at 15 m~&) 6t
Tj'MPLOYiIENT.—A few good
X~J Canvassers to tike orders
fora rcwlUustra'cd work. Apply to VIR.
TUE. iOUSTON A CO..' Publishers. 117 South Clark
street. Chicago. Poet Office Box 3170. Walter P.
COTTLE. A gent. 6*15 idTli) Ct
A PUTINOPEACHES -Ucomesthis wesk. Tnes.
day. Wednesday or Thursday. On either of these
days r*U at SBStare street and yoarm have the Quest
01 CRAWFORD'S for atrlfllaff price.
eels mSIS-St 11. P. STANLEY.
T'IISSOLUTXON.--The copartner-
U ship heretofore existing betwem o.W.C’spp
and H a. Coadby, under the name of Ciana * Goodby
Isd'fsolved. • H, A. 00<U>-tT.
Chicago, Sept.lt ISfl3. sslSmatS-lt
OOAXi TAR.—SOO bble. Coal Ter
V-/ on cos elgxunent, for gule cbesp to c<osc.
selS mfOe-Stcet 211 and 313 South Water street.
T3ROOM CORN - . —We ore giving
U cor special attention to the
Purchase aad Sale of Broom Coro.
RAPPLRTi A TUTTLE. Commission ■tferchnnt?,
16 hllehlganlave uuo. Cavcogo. *c3 mAS -tw
We aic prepared with out usual
Formerly BARRETT, KING & CO .
Beft-m563-net 27 Lake Street.
And Cans to aesl with Wax. at
eels mSW-Ss 85-Randolph street.
/Copartner ship notice .
Vy The nnderslzacd bare this day formed a Cc
p*rtn*Jßb)p to rake effect on the 15th day ofSeptem
her ieraut, f.«r tae purpose of doing a Grain Bier*,
tcracd Storage Basin tad, under tha firm, name and
sole of
Which Ann will on and after the date aforesaid, ac
sumo too management and control ol the sereral
Gr* In Iterators and Warehouses neretoiore operated
hs uaiespbctlvely. wESLEV UDN3SR,
Chicago, September 13th, 1363. s«l3 mT9IBS
X 1 opened to receive subscriptions for stock at the
office of the Secretary of the Board of Trade, J. F.
Beaty; alio, at Boyce. Miller <a Lewti', aud at the
office of L Brentano. Illinois Staats Zeltnag.
,«tst^ B . , atow*if.assr.‘!aSsf"ss.
«lderax(on to tcoaa who dealra to lov«ot in or*;K
of the Bank, or place their money on deposit. ASsv-
IrgiDepartment!: also connected, with this Tnstitu
tioo, where persons can place tsolr money lor accu
mulation atdsafcty. All foforaa’lon will os clre-i Dy
the above, or toe undersigned, at No 9 Clark street,
Loomis’Heck near Bourn Waw street
F. M. Bx.ua. L. E. Coahler.
J. P. Bxznob. eaffi-mT/MC j
THE propeller barber
_L ulll leave
A. Harvey, Son & Go’s Dock,
On Tueeclajs. Thursdays and Sat or days
Of each week. All goods to be RMcped by IhliPro
peller mnsibe left at tna above dock. sel3 mtsT-Ctnet
Teacher of the Plano Fotte and Elagins, will wait
upon pupils at their residences.
Applies tlors for Vocal or Ic stiumental Lesson* may
be made at BOOT * CADY'S, or & M. fiIGGINS
MUSIC STOKES. Terzra ISO ror2l lessons, or »!oior
12 leisrnt. Bo also ofTeia great inducements to classes
with bis
Or.BQllDcs' New Method of Learning to Sing by Note,
■Witchls tia bestof the numerous Basle Toots of
which he U Airrnoß. Btssewand attractive system
teaches small children to srss dt sots In a very fow
Children meet Satardsvrcorolog at *ha First BantJst
Cborch. South Bide, at 9 o’clock, and Saturday after*
noons at Indiana Street Methodist Cbercb atb o'clock
a dnlt classes meet Monday t venloe at the Theological
Seminary. comer of West Washington and Reuben
streets; Tuesday evening at Jsffer'on Street 51. £.
Church; Wednesday eaeclcg at the First Baptist
CbuTth; Thursday tvenlna at Edward’s Church, cor.
cf Halsmd and Harrison street; Friday evening at
IrdianaStreetlL S.Chorchi Flnttwo weeks»Omls*
sion free. tels-msol Sf
Hartford fire insitr.
ARCH COMPANY, Hartford, Cone.
Assets May Ist, 1863, $1,135,320.60.
Income larger than tbetof *ny American Company
whose business Is exclusively feat o*
Office of W«tem Department embracing Ohio, la*
dlsnu JUchlgan.lll’rOla wj.carsta.lawa Minta-nra,
aslatfcnn. Raises. Nebraska acd St nth ivettem States.
122 Clark-st, Chicago, D 3,
Agencies In an Principal town? and cities. All
leases In Westers Department settled through this
0. P. BISSEIX, • General Agent.
A c*>tct for Chicago and vicinity ’•UhHUBB ARD &
BUNT. corner cl Clark sod South Water streets,
man can be found at any other Boot sad
Shoe Boose In the west.
CF - Orders promptly attended to. selS-mSOiit
T?XCURSIOK.—Fare Reduced!
Gbaxd Tuvnk Loots of Xr» BTtoania
For imifAio. to netting at all poliu on Lake Michigan
•ad through to Buffalo in three dan. Toronto. Oa*re
go Ogdecsburgh. Montreal, Portland. Boston and
Hew York. Tie splendid low-prcwaio, last aamg.
upper cab In steamer
WlHß2AW—Captain .Smith,
Win leave tiertlocXfoot of South Lasalle-st^Thnr*-
i*r. Bept. 13tb. at TP. SI, For freight '■r paasa re a>
ply to a. T. BPSNCB.K.
eels icSsS it Azent. OSce foo? of 3. La*i^>*t.
For the past seven years a resident of Chicago. has
designed numerous putuic and. private buildings, snch
As Court Houses, Churches, Banking Hoism,
Stores, City Residences. Gentle
men’s Country Seats,
tmll'jlags for a lame number cf the higher institutes
oil iartl-e, Including me
State Normal University,
§spoT*n(flclL ( &Ml£iWOFTtIK SOUIBWrJST
csfs£eoSinriljje or tea of the latest baut PDa-
HOUSES In this cltr. and alaroenata
>« of Sm aeauered orer tnb and adjaeeit Stated.
1 rvmt«« moderate, br on the otnx.iT.
am* icccrdtpg to the established rates in this cl*r.
if senoaaabout to hal'd will (tend their address,
ihavwßl receive la return » circular containing views
ofbnlldßc*. Ac. selS mTTi-U
Annnaliale of J. C. MAHOK7’3
E&itss reamed the eielosW* agency forX.eN'onh
weii. we are prepared to sell at prices tku ()£tr?
COMPETITION, Dealer* aad consumers win And 1C
their Inletc« to elre naa call, or sere for a clrcol&r.
before ordering euewhcre.
Cons well filled and Warranted Every
All orders filled promptly. Our trotto opposition
to all monopoly and high prices. H. S VKUORM A CO..
Ill* Randolph street. Chicago. P. o. Drawer GJiti. *
B€ls tt77S-«m w
QOt op oo Bristol or Bo«5i&od Bo.nL .1; 01ft
noOco.« too TKIBBhE Jba PataTIHO OWWiB.
n CUlk StoWt. **
38*0 aimtrturmmt*.
22 Lake Street,
M33-aSO3-T thAsa aet ~ Chicago
YOKE, Stpt, 7th, 1803.
Of the City of Chicago, «ola agent ftp
the sale of the celebrated
Of tliG House of
Also, for the Souses of
P. A. Mmnaij - - ■ -• Hock Wines.
A. Keller & Co., -- • - Claret Wine*.
Ciauvot Labatune, Burgundy Wine*.
Geo. Sayer & Co-, - - Cognac Brandie*.
The above celebiafed Wines arc 003
offered to the Trade, and for private
135 Lake Street.
seis-mff T-TuAsA-aet
X»JL ScaCOLtfUlopenßsFallTepnion
MONDAY, Sept. 2Ut, 1803,
In the rear of Dr. Pat'enoa's Church. comcrWarfi.
legion etreet at d Wabaah avenue, and will rescue ICx
former practice of morning and afternoon sessions.
ieia-oiTlti it net
Manufattwtrs and 'Wholesale Dealers la
«u23-3m t watii set
V_y receiving & foil stock 6/ ANTHKaCITS AND
For fala to consumers and dealers at lowest market ,
rates. Oi Arthrarita we bare the celebrated LACK
BANGS, and
Also. Lehigh Lump selected for fonnCry nae.
Of Bituminous, we bare Uriar Hill, Willow Bank,
Mineral Hdga and Erie, for sale by the cargo, at
miring prices, adding freight.
Gay's Inks Superior Charcoal, No's l and 3.
6aj 'a Lake superior Charcoal. No's l. 5 aadQ.for Car
Massillon, No's 1 and 2. Columhls.No. 1. w
Mahoning. No. 1. Scotch. No. 1, neat brand!
FIRE imiGff,
Sif ary shapecr size, maAe how **•«
ctsey Clay, by the Chicago? Ire Brick W om.
A B. MBBEktt,
Office Foot North Markets*.
Wantuafcw GOOD MEN. who will be famished wim
trnnecortatlon to the Company. by applytac to WJC
BBEW3TEB- 738tate street, up stairs-aathoiUybar
logbeea received from Washington to recruit for thl*
Is addition to the Government Bounty. the Mercan
tile Battery aHi pay a bounty of twenty flva doling
se9-ir539-2gret flec*y Mercantile Association.
Curtain Papers
78 Randolph Street.
Wholesale Dealers in
15 and 17 Lake-st.,
Nearly opposite ibcir old location. where they irt
opening one of the
Ever offered in Chicago.
Our oldCuitomnre and Merchants generally are bv
vlted to call on as. „
tevimßl isynet .
Carbon and Kerosene Oil,
BDir-cCCS-iy-aat __
XT'YE AND EAR,—Dr. Under-
X'j wood. Oculist. AarUt. and operative Bargees.
No Utlludolphrt.aearShermanHotue.ChlcAgo.lllr
Dr. U. performs all tha approved ancient aad modeni
eperatfona fbr Deafness. Cataract. Artificial papa.
cress eye, staphyloma. rlatala, Lacnrymaus, and tae
removal of tumors and aparloo# growths of ever/ do
ecriotlon. Artificial eyes, ear-drama. trumpets. aurl--
clfß. sourd conductors. acooitJe caslra, aartecalpl
ttna and many other ophthalmic, and mechanical
aparatuairay be had of Dr. D. aaSC-mIXJ-lmae*
Wrought Iron Pin©
Atwholeealeby g. T CRANK A 83C....
auto S3f» net l a. b» and Iflfi West LaSfl»goM-
mmeaw atoct ol new. rich, and
now on eiMlUlon. EUvlnjr tftem mado
cy cj ier. I a:a retvlllrs tna-a
intbe c»y, ?*,“«»
tci-ra. won ptioto-
mantle‘“;sl£i|sSu3iSi rn»o v'-’-ai of C&lcaro
BID. Io» fc ftir a ll) »ad m*u«
•gg^-gsas s
'VTOTICE.— My -wife, Martha, hav-
J\ us i«t nr t»a Dowd, i iimbr totbia ui
oniuortir onnir ocooun«.Mt
L *S^° d ' b “ “ nV w£Lu* CISQO.

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