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*difee« “CHICAGO TRIBUNE." Chicago.m.
M(itcfigo Crtbimc.
* Our telegraph columns ore brimming with
fcews by our Saturday and Sunday nights’
dispatches. The temporary lull is over and
at thunders all around the sky. The leading
Stem of thrilling Interest comes from Grant’s
operations before Petersburg and against
Richmond, where our noble Lieutenant
General is reproducing Vicksburg, and on
Saturday at daylight sprung a mine
3org in preparation under the chief
rebel out-work, blowing It and its garrison
and armament Into the air. Simultaneously
tvlth the shock, and almost as soon as the
Shapeless ruins of the fortification reached
Ibe earth onr troops dashed on in a splendid
rbargc,and our artillery opened along our
•whole line, over one hundred guns and mor
tars bellowing at once and raining their iron
tempest on the rebel lines. It is
at this juncture that onr news
ceases, only assuring us that the
£retliucol the defenses bad been carried
rnd that all was lodking well We arc aUo
2et into the secret of the recent Federal
jnovement up the north bank of the James
river, and Its high success us & diversion
Which Lee could not neglect Wc may ex
pect exciting news from Grant this week.
The rebel raid Into Pennsylvania It would
iiolyet appear Is In very considerable num
ber*, but it demonstrates that a small, quick
jnoving force of mounted men, may do in
calculable harm in a rich and compactly set
tled region Iclt perfectly defenseless, as
Southern Pennsylvania persists in remain
-sng, and yet not she to an ex
tent greater than her sister States,
<So the rich, prosperous little city
I «f CLambereburg was laid in ashes on Sat
urday by a rebel force, scarcely 500 strong*
Vho had barely time to leave the burning*
lown behind them before Averin the aven
per was upon them. The burning of Cham-
Z'erebnrg is without either tnonlor strategic
Cflect, more than the sack of Liwrence, or
v hal might have been the similar fate of any
Ohio town on John Morgan’s tipek. Half
Ibc number of rebels who were there might
have done it as well, for Incendiarism Is the
devil’s easiest class of malicons handiwork.
The dispatches from Pennsylvania are voln
yuinous, not altogether consistent in their
natcmen's, and as a whole go tocivethe
Smpremion that it is a rebel raid and not an
Invasion in force, and that the banditti will
bare a warm time and narrow chance of es
Advices from General Sherman go to indi
cate that a determined struggle may yet only
decide the possession of Atlanta. The reb
els are determined to resist to the last,
this is not to he regretted. These troops
Snnst be met and whipped somewhere, and
if worn out in front of Sherman, so much
Ibc better for ns.
Wc print elsewhere a long and detailed ac
count of the battle of the 23d, before Atlan
ta, which was fought on our side by tbe left
ing of Sherman’s army. It was a long and
sharply-contested fight, the rebels assaulting
cur lines with tbe most desperate fury, and
jit one time with such vigor and determina
lion that onr forces narrowly escaped a se-
Oious disaster—a disaster which the splendid
courage and endurance of onr men averted,
with the loss of lour guns. Our
wing extended nearly two mllte? beyond
' Ihc Atlanta and Augusta Railroad, and it was
against this wing that Hood massed and
imrled his forces again and again. Onr army
at latest advices was so close to Atlanta that
our field batteries were throwing shells in-
Jo iL
There is a rumor from New Orleans that
Ten. Banks has been relieved of his com
Our Cairo dispatches give the details of a
brilliant little victory near Helena, won
principally by colored troops, against a
greatly superior force, thus demonstrating
again that the stupid negro will fight.
Gold opened in New York on Saturday at
253, advanced to Sss>£, declined to ad
Tuuccd to 258, and closed heavy at 256^.
Count Guxowfekl, of Poland, was locked
up in a station house at Washington a few
•dftys since, for attempting to discipline the
“Washington Fire Department. He drew a
pistol ou tbe firemen to make them ran
IVMer. He was fined five dollars.
Ur. Moses Taylor, recently tendered the
appointment of Assistant Treasurer of Hie
United States at New York, has, in a letter
•written to the Department at Washington,
declined the position tendered him. It is
understood that Mr. Taylor declines to ac
cept tbe office in consequence of his bn&i-
Dess, which requires so much of. his time as
lo lead him to believe he could not discharge
the duties ol Assistant Treasurer with ad
vantage lo tbe Government.
It is reported that among the heaviest In
dividual orders for United States five-twenty
bonds, recently executed in the London
market, and pointedly referred to by the
X.ODd;>n Tirries and Herald, was one from the
O’Douoglmc, an Irish representative in the
Imperial Parliament, whom Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher, on his return from England,
expressly mentioned ns one of oar ‘staunch
est friends in the British Islands.
nation* military and General,
J, Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune. 1
Wasiuxctok, bnnday, July 31,11
Nothing later than 8 o'clock yesterday has
ttccn received from Petersburg. Word came
here that the wildest reports and rumors
prevailed In the North rnd West yesterday.
Thotic who jump at once to the conclusion
that Petersburg is destroyed and Lee's army
overthrown, ore likely, It may be said,
lo be downcast on * the receipt of
the next news from the scene of con
flict, while those who remember that the
rebels arc staking everything on the result of
the contest, and who arc content with what
Gen. Grant meant when he said from Spott
fcylvonlt, “The advantage is on our side,"
•will, It Is believed, have further cause of ad
miration of Hie brave soldier who leads, and
the brave soldiers who fight and endure.
Nashville, July 30.— 1n the battle of the
2-Slh, our loss was less thou GOO; the rebel
loss is estimated by Gen. Howard at 5,000.
Wc buried Gl2 dead rebels, and more were
left uuburied. Our forces in this fight were
covered, while those of the.encmy were ex
posed. The rebel Generals Stewart, Long
and S. D Lower were severely wounded.
Authentic official information places the
total rebel loss since the investment of At
junta considerably above 20,000.
Every thing Is progressing finely, and tbe
ftrmy is in good condition and spirits.
Nr.w Yobr, July 30.—The New York
'Tone*' Washington special says though no
active ot i rollons on the part of Sherman are
reported to-day, it is well known that the
General is eflVctlnga combination which will
make the prize nll the more valuable when It
if all s Into our bauds. The tenor of Sherman's
dispatches, us before intimated, have never
liccn of a nature to justify over sanguine ex
pectations regarding the capture of Atlanta,
hut he teels that be is muster of the situation,
stud perfectly confident ol ultimate, aud not
jlur distant, success.
OClie Ropdrrd Gay iScn Exempt trom
Arrau li they are in Service,
Washington, July 2S. —The important
■question S4 to exemption of militia ol one
hundred do>s’ service ficm the draft, which
was involved In the mission of Gen. Sandford
to Washington, Ims been decided at last, so
jbal an intelligent understanding Is had of
Ibc whole matter. Contrary to all advices
ycccivcd from official sources heretofore, It
jiow appear* that militia in actual service at
ih<* time a draft is made, are declared by a
■decision made this day by Solicitor Whiting
lo be exempt from that draft only. If their
lime of service expires before the.draft is
yuadc, they are liable to be drafted, even if
hut one day elapses between the expiration
r»f their term of enlistment and the time ol
•She draft.
X. IWaMimble Orsonlzatfioß In
Ijidiakapolis, July 80.—Got. Morton Lib
authorized the publication of an official re
port mode to him by Gen. Carrington, Mili
tary Commander of this District, containing
a lull exposition of a secret political order
antagonistic to the Government, called "“Sons
•of Liberty," ol which H. H Dodd 1b Grind
Commander of tblEfc: tc; Horace Heffren,
X)cputy Commander, and W, M. Hanißon,
Becretiir. The officers of the United States
are C. L. Vallandlgham, Supreme Grand
Commander; Holloway, Deputy, and Dr.
Secretary. W. A. Bowles, L. P, Mil
2Jgan, Andrew Humphrey, and John C.
•Walker arc Major Generals for Indiana.
HEWS BY telegraph*
Latest from Gca. Grant’s
Army-Reported Gap
tare of Three Reb
el Brigades.
Oiamber&bnrg Captnrcd
and Earned.
The Rebels Driven Out and
Pursued bv Gen. Averiil.
Dvcrjthloc Going Well-Petersbnrg
• Maellcd by Onr mortars.
[Special Dlßuatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, Saturday, July 30.
From tbe army in front of Petersburg
there is only the usual report of much artil
lery firing. On Thursday our mortars opened
upon the city and apparently set several
bouses on fire, and many people in commo
tion. Alarm bells were heard for some time.
The rebels are said to be building new works
behind those they believe mined. Concern
ing the movement to north of the James
Elver, it Is simply proper to say at present
that the selection is favorable. There was a
brilliant fight on Thursday in that neighbor
hood, in which the enemy were worsted, and
left 100 prisoners and two regimental colors
in onr hands. Onr loss was aboat 100. all
Wasbctotosi’, July 30.—Passengers by the
mall boat report that on Thursday afternoon
the rebels In front of Petersburg opened a
fire on our forces from their batteries. The
batteries on onr side replied, and soon si
lenced those of the rebels.
The mortars also opened fire upon the city
and continued to throw shells Into it until a
late hour of the night. Several houses were
eet on fire, which most have caused no little
consternation In Petersburg, as the alarm
bells could be heard ringing in an animated
New York, July SO.—The specials In the
morning papers contain no new facts rela
tive to the movement on James river other
than telegraphed yesterday.
A special to the World, dated Washington,
July 29, has the following: There is no
longer any reason for keeping secret the fact
that Grant’s last movement against Rich
mond Is expected, by Grant himself and his
mends, to result in something tar more de
cisive than anything be has yet undertaken
against the rebel capital.
Senator Wade, of Ohio, and his wife, some
three weeks since, paid a visit to the army
of the Potomac, the Senator feeling very
blue at wbut he supposed was the failure of
Grant’s campaign against Richmond. On his
return to Washington, after his visit, howev-.
cr, he was In the best of spirits, and told his
intimate friends that he had no doubt at all
bnt the rebel capital would soon be captured.
Grant told him that his long delav before Pe
tersburg k was due solely to the extensive
drought, which rendered it impossible for
him to move his men and animals from where
fresh water could be procured.
Grant told Mr. Wane that just as soon as a
sufficient quantity of rain fell to Insure a
supply of water and lay tbe Intolerable dust
in the roads, he would mr«ke a movement
which would fully satisfy the fullest expec
tations of the country, it will be remarked
that rains have just fallen in the vicinity of
Richmond, and Grant true to promise to* Mr.
Wade, is now on the march to the rebel cap
ital—this time on the north bank ol the
James Elver.
Notwithstanding the withdrawal of theCth
Corps, very laigc reinforcements have been
sent to Grant’s army from various quirters,
including the 18th Corps, which recently
came no from the Mississippi River,
Officials here have the utmost confidence
that Grant will achieve brilliant successes.
Fortress Moxboe, July 29.—Four hnu
dredprisopr-re, captured opposite City Point
on Wednesdaf, have arrived here. It is re-
Eorted that our forces are advancing, and
ave captured three rebel brigades, with
their arms, etc., and several guns.
The 18th Army Corps and Sheridan's cav
alry are co-operating.
Union Victory at Helena—matters at
jtlempbls and New Orleans.
{Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.]
Cairo, July SO—i* nu
By steamer Leviathan, which arrived early
ibis morning, I have the folio wing from your
well-informed correspondent at Helena:
Belesa, Atll, July 26—5 p. m.
Yon bare doubtless beard that we are en
caged with the rebels. In order to ascertain
the force and design of the enemy, General
Buford sent out a rcconnoltering party of
260 men of theSGth XJ. 8. colored infantry, 80
of the 00th,and one section of Captain Lembie
kin's colored battery, all under the command
of W. S. Brooks, of the 50th, with orders to
cross Biz Creek, which is eighteen miles due
•cst ol'this place, nt Wallace's Ferry, and
co-operate with Major E Carmichael, of the
15th Illinois cavalry, who left at the same
time with 150 men, his reciment dropping
down in the steamer below the old town, and
inarching to Sim's Ferry, on the Big Creek,
to pass through Trenton, and cooperate
with Cob Brooks.
All moved as was designed. The infantrr
and artillery crossed Big Creek at 5 o'clock
this morning, and learned that Cob Dobbins
was near them with three regiments, esti
mated at 1,500 men. Brooks re-crossed,
Dobbins crossing lower down, and before
him, and attacked him in front- and on his
right flunk with great vigor at 7 o'clock a.
m. The assault was bravely resisted for
three and a half hours against this great
odds, when Major Carmichael, who heard
the cannonading, re-crossed Big Creek,
swimming his horses to this side, and made
a forced march, arriving at the critical mo
ment when Dobbins had marshaled his re
served forces and was about to make a final
chnrcc on our exhausted forces.
Cob Brocks and Surgeon J. C. Stoddard,
ofsGth. Captain J. F. Lembie, Battery E, 2d
0. S. colored light artillery, and Lieutenant
Theodore W. Pritt, Adjutant of 60th 0. S.
colored Infantry, were killed. Lieut Addi
son B. Crane, of 56th. severely wounded.
Carmichael charged right through Dob
bins' lines and at once changed the fortunes
of the day. Our troops Immediately as
sumed the offensive, and cnt*thelr way
through tbe enemy's lines. Owing to the
number of horses and mules killed, they
wcreobllgrd to leave one caisson, one lim
ber and three wagons, but not until they had
set slow matches to the ammunition and
blew them to atoms. Tbe enemy followed
tbe little command to within nine miles ot
this place, where they again attacked and
were again handsomely repulsed. The
whole force returned tn high spirits, having
successfully combatted more than three
times their number, with a loss of about 50
killed and wounded. Major by
bis decision and energetic efforts, with bis
brave men saved the day. All our troops
deserved praise. *
From prisoners captured we learn that but
for this rcconnolssance Dobbins would have
attacked tbe plantations below this place at
daylight to-morrow, and. that Shelby has a
force of about 8,000 to 4,0000n Spring Creek,
nineteen miles northwest of here. It was
expected that Dobbins would draw out a
largo port of tbe forces from this place, aud
Shelby, at that time, was to attack Helena,
coming through the hills from the north
All officers estimate the enemy's lose at
about 150 killed and wounded. Our artillery •
was nobly served by its bravo Commander,
who has given his life to his country. -in
the loss of Colonel Brooks the. army and
country will mourn a brave and gallant offi
cer. The other officers who Were killed died
at the post of duty, leaving behind them
spotless reputations.
The command came in at 5 p. m., under
LicnL Cob M. Reed, of the sCth United
States. • Gen. Buford, immediate!v upon the
report of fighting on the LUUe fcock road,
marched out with iniantry, artillery and cav
alry. He is on the alert, and when there is
anything to be done, he is generally to be
found. If the rebels, 1,500 strong, cannot
compete with less than 400 colored men in
an open field, they may have their doubts
about taking this strongly fortified city
When the official reports come in, I may be
able to give you more particulars.
The steamer C. E. Hillman brings the
latest papers from Memphis. The Memphis
Evening Tune* Extra of the 2Sth has the fol
“From CapL Sandusky, formerly of the Uni
ted States steamer Elmwood, we leant the
following facts in regard to matters down the
river. The Captain came up on the Levia
than, which reached this port about noon,
and says that while the ateamcr Clara Bell
was coming up the river she was fired into
at CarolineLandlng. on the 21th Inst., seven
rtiote being die charged-® t her from the shore,
penetrating her hull below watermark, and
wounded seven men on board. Shefran
into a bar) and had all hut succeeded in re
pairing her damages, when about 4 o'clock of
the same day, the reocl battery was moved up
and planted opposite her on the Arkansas.
shore, wheret it opened fire, and after throw
iDff lour shells, succeeded in completelj en
veloping her in flames. She was burned to
the water a edge. All of those on board, ex
cept one man, succeeded in escaping, and he
was burnt to death, being wounded, and not
found by his companions,
rc!!??j£ a . me evening six companies of the
ooth Michigan Infantry made a march twelve
miles on double quick, arriving at Skip with’s
Landing at 2 o’clock thenext morning, where
they remained until theLeriathan came up,but
the enemy having departed they were unable
to enrage with them. After the steamer
Clara Bell was sunk and before she was burn
ed, a tin-clad was sent up to protect her. but
the rebel battery was found too strong for
her to cope with, and she returned, anti the
iron-clad Louisville was sent up.. Before she
reached the the battery had been moved
up toward Colombia.
, f ‘ The Leviathan arrived at Shipamith’s Land
ing about 9 o’clock on 4Wednesday evening,
having soiled under convoy of the gunboats
until naif after seven o’clock. She found
there the steamer Pauline Carroll In a dis
abled condition, one wheel having been bro
ken and rendered useless. Tookner In tow,
darkened the lights on both steamers, and
thus managed to escape the battery above
them. It is said that the rebel force In the
vicinity consists of four pieces of artillery
and 400 Texas cavalry, and the river is effect
ually blockaded.
“Arriving at White River, the Leviathan
found a fleet of eight boats desirous of
up the river, but were afraid to make the
venture. No later news from that river has
been obtained. The bodies of Col. Brooks
and CapL Lembla, reached Memphis in the
“Capt. John K. Eng, of the’Sth Missouri
Confederate cavalry, was wounded and taken
Srisoncr near Miss., and died on Monday at
verton Hospital.
New Orleans papers of the 23d, brought by
the Leviathan, contain among other things
the following gold order of Gen. Banks:
Beadquabtxbs Dztahtxekt op Gulp, }
Kxw Orleans, July 21, ISM. f
General Order No. 98.
For tbe more perfect execution of the Order is-,
sued from these headquarters, to prevent the
transfer of pold to the rebel States, traffic in cold
is hereby prohibited, except upon condition that
tbe pnrehtser deposit the gold purchased In the
Treasury of the United States, at New Orleans,
for which deposit the seller and purchaser Mill be
held alike responsible, and which may be drawn
by such depositor from the Treasury upon the
presentation to the Assistant Treasurer or Provost
Marshal Genera] of satisfactory explanation of pur
chase, in which It is to bo supplied.
By command of Major General Banks.
Gbo. B. Drake, A. A. O.
The Constitutional Convention on the 22d,
by a very large majority, adopted the new
constitution as a whole. The True Delia says
it is an instrument of which its authors may
feel promt They have accomplished a work
•which entitles them to the gratitude of their
fellow-citizens, and Insures that of posterity.
The deliberations have been in general mark
ed by courtesy, and they have conducted
their labor in a dignified and spirited manner.
Asa Williams, brother of Capt Isaiah H.
Williams, late Provost Marshal at Columbus,
arrested four months since by order of Gen.
Brayman, and since held in custody, was
yesterday unconditionally released by order
of General Prince. He bos had no trill.
Ira W. Bnell. of Chicago, arrested at the same
time with Williams, still remains a prisoner.
The Internal Revenue- -The National
Ranks and the New Loau.
{Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribane.]
Wasuikotok, Saturday, July 30, ISM.
Since the 33d the folio wing National Banks
have increased their capital: That of tbe
first, at Aurora, Ne «• York, is no w SIOO,OOO j
second, at Allentown, Fa., $133,000; Dela
ware County Bank, at Chester, Pa., $300,000;
first, Donmnetop, Pa., $75,000; first, Tren
ton, N. J., $300,000; first, Greenville, Pa.,
$72,000. The aggregate of increased capital
is $500,000. The whole number of National
Banks is now four hundred and elgbtv-nine,
with an aggregate capital of 379,842,559.
The estimate given to tbe beginning of
tbe month of the receipts from the Internal
Revenue was seventeen million dollars; the
actual receipts were sixteen million five
hundred and seventy thousand dollars. In
to the receipts for next mouth will come
the bank, the increased income tax and other
items of such importance as to considerably
swell the receipts, which it is estimated will
be over twenty millions.,
Secretary Fessenden expresses much grat
ification at the manner in which the new
loan is being taken by tbe people. Returns
are, as yet, received frotu_but comparatively
few points, but tbe nggregate reported offi
cially and unofficially is already over ten mil
lions of dollars.
Very little is known here, publicly, as to
the strength or purpose of the rebel move-,
meats into Pennsylvania. There is, how
ever, a general Disposition to disbelieve most
of the sensation reports from Harrisburg,
and to wuit for further advices before ack
nowledging that tbe rebels are In any great
Tbe Quota of Wisconsin—Progress of
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.]
Madisojt, Wi?., July 80th, 1801.
An order has been leaned by Adjntant Gen
eral Gaylord relative to Wisconsin’s quota un
der the lost call. The number of men neces
sary (10,082) may be raised by volunteer en
listments in any old regiments or batteries,
or in the 42d regiment, if not thus filled be
fore tbe draft takes place, quotas will be
assigned by the district Provost Marshals.
Tie 42d regiment is to be a three years’ regi
ment, the second lieutenants to be appointed
from the field, and recruiting commissions Is
sued. Volunteers get Government bounty, in
proportion lo term of enlistment, and those
having families, extra State pay, and
are credited to the sub-district given as their
residence at the time of enlistment.
Camp Randall, Madison, Is designated, as
tbe place of rendezvous. Tbe order con
cludes with the following patriotic appeal:
•‘Again calling upon the State to contribute
from her sons *o fill the ranks of oar army,
the Governor remembers with pride the re
sponse which has ever been made to the
calls of the general Government, and evi
dence thereon Is given that Wisconsin still
maintains her place among the foremost in
loyalty and devotion to tbe onion. He
again appeals, with confidence, to the un
wearied patriotism ot the people
for a prompt response by volunteer
enlistments to this call, with tbe hope that
tbe new accessions thereby secured to our
national forces shall result in jhe speedy*
overthrow ot the rebellion, the supremacy
the Government, and the establishment of
peece and prosperity- throughout all the
This city to-day, by 450 to 25, voted £20,000
for bounties.
Tbe enrollment of this city Includes some
1,600 names, many of which should be struck
off, the quota being larger thin first esti
FRO.H cwcmATi.
A VwUandigham Ptc-Mc—Political
IQ alters in Indiana and Ohio.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribane.']
Cdjcikxati, 0., Saturday. July SO, 1804.
The Copperheads of Dayton and vlciulty
gave a pic-nic yesterday in honor of Vallan
digham's birthday. Vallandigham was there
but could not be prevailed on for a speech
He told his friends to wait patiently for the
Chicago Convention, after which they would
bear speeches enough. The pic-nic broke
up in several drunken rows, in which none
but Yallandlghammer’e participated.
Copperheads in Indiana are writhing a lit
tle under the exposure recently given tntheir
secret order through Gov. Morton aud Gen.
The drought is causing great despondency
among the fanners of this section. Ail
crops nave suffered terribly, except com in
tbe bottom lands. Rain within a week will
accomplish incalculable good, but after that
time It will be too late. The thermometer
stood at 95, in tbe shade, at noon to-day.
The Copperheads of this neighborhood
are arranging lor another great peace demon
stration. Its princtoal object will be to kill
McClellan in the Chicago Convention and
make known that the Ohio democracy wants
the .privilege of being Jeffi Davis' slaves,
; and accepting peace on any terms which the
rebels may offer. Aleck Long has relapsed
Irto obscurity since his return. Geo. H.
Pendleton is the most prominent man in the
Dauocratic party of Ofilo to-day, and will
be the Northwest candidate at Chicago.
rnoji EGirr.
The O’llalra with Morgan—Copper
hcaos and ttxelriProapecta.
(Special Dbpatcb to the Chicago Tribune.]
Chaelziton, lu., Saturday, July 29,18 M.
The elaborate account of the killing of
John O’Hair and John Frazer, near their old
home in the O’Hair settlement,'has no .foun
dation in fact. It is positively known here
that O’Hair and his companions have crossed
the Ohio into Kentucky. Some of his friends
say they have joined their fortunes to those
of John Morgan, the guerilla chieftain, and
that he may be expected in this vicinity when
John makes his next raid
The Copperheads in this vicinity are'defi
ant but quiet. The presence of a companv
of veterans at this post tends to produce this
At Paris, Edgar county, there has been no
outbreak, although well informed persons
are expecting it dally.
In Jasper county, twenty-five miles south
of Charleston, the Copperheads are in arms.
It is understood that the .demand for protec
tion made on the Provost Marshal General
wilt not be met by that official until the local
civil authorities shall have first made tb* de
Nothing farther from the
V Copperhead Convention in
OhMlSßtha, ,MterO»y, of ddcgitM
from the counties of Shelby, Clark, Edgar,
Effingham, Colce and Cumberland, for tb?
nomination of District Attorney for this jn
dicial district. O. 8. Whitehead, editor of i
one- hone Copperhead paper, was placed is
nomination. It was a tame allair. The only
Copperhead politician of respectability pres
ent. was the notorious Orlando B. Flcklin,
of Coles, and he prudently refused to address
the Convention.
Pennsylvania invaded Capture of
Ba'itimobe, July 3.—The telegraph line
west is now working beyond Frederick. The
rebels under Mosby are supposed to have
cut the wires between Monocacy and Point
of Bocks. -There is little doubt'tbat these
raiders in force arc now operating on the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, near Point of
Philadelphia, July 30.— The excitement
is very great here over the news of the cap
. turc of Chambersburg and the invasion of
the State, and the vicinity ol the newspaper
offices is crowded by citizens, anxions' lor
more details, which are momently expected'
from Harrisburg.
Habbisbubo, July SO.—A gentleman at
tached to one of the newspapers at Cham
bertbnrg, who left there at 8 o’clock this
morning, reports the following facts;
The people of Cbambersbnrg received in
formation yesterday of the approach of the
rebels. At once the merchants and business
men commenced packing up their stocks,
and before ten o’clock last evening the most
was sent far beyond the reach of the rebels.
At three o’clock this morning a rebel force
oi 8,000 mounted in tan try reached Cham
hersbnrg and encamped on the Fair ground.
This force was met & short distance from
Mercfirsbnrg by a small party of troops from
Carlisle Barracks, who opposed the advance
stubbornly, but were compelled to withdraw
on account of the overwhelming number of
the invaders.
The disposition of the rebel forces as they
crossed the Potomac is described by onr in
formant as follows: One party moved
through Mercoreburg, another through
Waynesboro, and another by Greencastle.
General Averiil is reported as having en
gaged their center, and Is said to be falling
back on Chambereburg. If this be so. his
position most be perilous, and he is likely to
he surrounded at any moment, should the
rebels leave Cbnmbsrsbnrg to meet him, and
then, moving from Waynesboro, also join In
tbe assault.
The rolling stock of the Cumberland Val
ley Railroad is being removed to this point.
.Large numbers of fugitives and colored peo
ple accompany this stock, and present a de •
plorablc condition os they are hnddled
on the hearth and side walks around the
Railroad depot.
It It reported that the rebels have burned
the Court House, Town Hall and residence
of Colonel A. K. McClure, at Chambersborg.
Various estimates ore made of the number
of the Invading'rebels, the lowest putting
them at 80,000.
At 1 o’clock to-day they hod made no ad
vance beyond Chambcrsbnrg,,and onr forces
still hold Sbippinsburg, eleven miles east of
Chambcrsbnrg. Should the rebels advance
on Shipplnsbnrg, the movement would de
velop tbe apparent intention to make demon
strations still further down the Valley, and If
not, to lay siege to Harrisburg. . •
Harrisburg, July 30.— Most posillve'la
formation has been received that Gen. Ave
rill has driven the rebels out of Chambers*
burg, and Is following them westward, to
ward London. Franklin county.
The best part of Chumbersbnrg is said to
be in ashes, and 3,000 people rendered
It is stated on the authority of rebel pris
oners that Gen. Breckinridge is making a
raid toward Wheeling, or abojit to return by
the Kanawha Valley. It seems by the state
ments of these prisoners that it is the inten
tion of Gen. Longstrcct to threaten Wash
ington, while Breckinridge makes his* raid.
In the meantime Gen. Early is to hold the
Shenandoah Valley.
'Philadelphia, July 30.— Pretty well au
thenticated information received here to
night is to the effect that the rebel Moshey,
with 500 cavalry, baa crossed tbe Potomac
into Maryland, at Edwards* Ferry, and is
endeavoring to intercept our wagon trains.
Tlearn that they arc outof his reach, and, be
sides, strongly guarded.
Authorities think the report very.doubtful,
that there are no armed rebels yet In Mary
land. Trains still arrive regularly Iron:
Sandy Hook and Frederick.
New York, July 30.— The Btsfs W-sblng
ton special savs: Intelligence direct from
..Frederick states that a bod? of rebel cavalry
crossed into Maryland at the mouth of the
Monocacy lost night; also part of McCaus
land’s cavalry, ana entered Pennsylvania.
New York, July 80.—A special to the Now;
York Tnhiine, dated Harpers Ferry. July 29,
tays: The rebels have fallen back toward
W iuebester, where it is believed.they Intend
to concentrate and make a stand. >lt is bare
ly possible that the rebels will try the despe
rate expedient of making another dash on
Washington. It Is impossible, therefore, to
predict future movements. A collision may
occur before to-morrow morning. In spite
of all that can be learned from scouts, desert
ers and citizens, the nnmber of the enemy
and the composition of bis forces are still
matters of speculation.
A special to the World, dated Washington,
July2o, says: Intelligence from the Upper
Potomac to-day confirms the advices of yes
terday, that the enemy has fallen back from
the line of tbe rivers, having made no new
demonstration during the past twenty-four
hours. Whether they have fallen back to
Winchester, or even farther down the valley,
is yet unknown.
Harrisburg, Pa , July 30.—A Urge rebel
cavalry and artillery force entered Chambers
burg this morning.
Governor Curtin has issued a proclamation
calling on the people to organize and defend
their homes. -
The Patriot and 0/ifcm,newspapers, sav
that the telegraph wires arc all down between
Chambersbmg aud Harper's Ferry, and
Chambereburg and Cumberland.
The most experienced men here are con
vinced that the invasion of the. State is by a
large rebel force, composed of some of the
best troops in Lee's army, aud is of too great
a character to be regarded as & mere raid.
• General Couch is at Carlisle, and It is pre
sumed that he will be able to effectually re
sist any advance made in this direction.
Lateu—ll o'clock x, m.—A large public
meeting is now .being held here, and tbe peo
ple ars enrolling themselves. Arms and am
munition will be issued to all reliable ■ cit
Philadelphia, July 30. —The Bulletin has
a special from Harrisburg to-day paying the
rebels arc marching in three columns.
It is believed in official circles here that the
rebels intend roakjpg Bedford county and the
mountains adjacent, a sort of general rendez
It is not learned whether the rebels ore de
stroying and pillaging in their advance.
There is none of the alarm shown so pain
fully during the former invasion.
Pittsburgh, P«., July 30.—At two o'clock
thh- morning the rebels entered Chambers
burg with a large force, commanded by Gen-'
cral Early. They took possession off he town
without firing a gun, there being no troops
to oppose them.
■ They have destroyed the telegraph' wires,
and stolen all the horses they cm find. Re
ports say they are 50,000 strong.
General Conch Is at Carlisle, with a force
ready to oppose them, in case they move in
that direction.
Governor Curtin has issued a proclamation
calling the citizens to organize immediately
lor the defense of the State. '*
it is not known where the; Intend going
next/ §
Baltimore, Saturday, July SO.—The dam*
age done to the the telegraph by guerillas has
been repaired, and the line is again working
to Harper’s Ferry, The force which did the
damage was some two or three hundred of
Moecby’s men, who made their appearance at
Adamstown, a lew miles west 01 the Monoc
acy. They did not stay long, as they found
it prudent to leave, going in the direction of
the Potomac. A force qf Union troops
at Monocacy were quisklystarted
in pursuit of the marauders and in a few
hours the damage done to the telegraph line
was repaired. So far as we have Been able
to learn, no damage has been done to the
railroad. It Is believed here that the force
of rebels reported to be in Pennsylvania will
be found to be small, and that they will con
fine themselves to plundering 'and avoid a
conflict, it possible, with our forces.
miliary matters—GuerUloa Quiet--
Xhe Great Conspiracy.
[Special DUpitcb to tbs Chicago Tribune.]
St. Louis, July 30. '
>• The Forty-third Illinois regiment arrived
this morning from Little Bock, and were re
ceived und entertained by the Veteran Kecep-.
lion Committee. Accompanying the regi
ment is a woman named Wenzel who has
been with them through all its marches and
The Copperhead paper, the Fttt Pncw, has
suspended. Cause—poverty.
The guerilla Items are fewer than usual
to-day and of no interest. The rebels are
getting worsted everywhere in the State,
It is currently reported that Hunt, the
Grand Commander, and other parties'con
nected with the Vallandigham-Price-Rebel
. conspfr&cy have owned up. There are two
hundred pages of evidence concerning the
working of the Temples of the American
Knights in Illinois.
New York, July 3,—Gold rallied daring
themornh g on the strength of the reports
concerning the rebel invasion of Pennsylva
nia and reached 258. It fell again to 35!j«
The Bwrta flays Mr. Clsco wll retire from
the Sub-Treasury on Monday, and Mr. Jacob
Bussell will probably succeed to the post
I CHICAGO. l, 1864.’
A Grand Assault jn
terrific: mine explosion
A Key Chen to the Late Move
ments—What a Sanitary
Agent Writes.
A Troop of Eebel Baiders Burn
Chamberaburg—Full Details
of the Atrocity.
Tbcßcst Part of the City in Ashes-;
Loss One Million Dollars.
Exciting New*—Tlie Grand Movement
Begun—A Tremendous trtine sprang
under the Icebel Port— rerrldc ab>
suult on Saturday—'Tbe Movement
on tke North Bunk.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribane.)
Saturday July 30, via Washington, July 31. f
The grand offensive move so long prepar-
ing in irout of Petersburg was made this
morning. As stated In yesterday’s dispatch,
the moye of the 2d cavalry corps on the
north' side of the James was but a feint, in
tended to create the impression that
Gen. Grant contemplated an advance on
Richmond in that direction and to induce
Lee to divert a part of his army from Peters
"burg to meet It. In the course of yesterday
the commanding Generals satisfied them
selves that the demonstration had the desired
effect, and hence determined to make the
grand attack several times about to bo made
during the last few days but prevented by
the sending off ol a part of the army for
the succor of Washington. The cause of the
previous delay was not removed by the re
turn oi the Cth and 19th corps, but it was
considered that the * military situation in
other quarters required an immediate re
sumption oi the.offensive here, hence the
great events of to-day.
• It was determined to employ the whole
strength of the army against a certain part
of the enemy’s position. The selected point
was in front of onr center. A mine on a
large scale, sold by pur engineer officers to
be the largest ever constructed, was ordered
to be dug under a permanent hill in front of
Potter’s division of the oth Corps,
surrounded with the enemy’s fortifications.
The work was placed In charge of Lieutenant
Colonel Pleasants, of the 48th Pennsylvania,
and has occupied the lost lour weeks. The
trunk of tbe mine was 400 feet long, opening
into galleries of 800 feet. In each one the
charge consisted of six tons of powder. The
plan of attack was to spring the mine and
make an assault en masse amidst the con
sternation among tbe army, by the explosion
-on the some point of line.
- The order of attack was as follows: The
oth Corps was to lead in .the assault. Of its
three divisions, the first brigade, General
Lcdlie commanding, was in tbe lead, and the
2d and Sd were to. support it on tbe right
and left.
The sth Corps was to be withdrawn from
ibe front line, leiving bat a thin line to con
ceal the movement from the enemy, and mas
sed during lost night on the left of the 9th
Corps. The,lßth Corps was to be massed
on the right of the 9tb. The 3d division of
the fid Corps, which reached the Jaines river
night before last, was to occupy a position
ut the right front of the 18th Corps, and the
two remaining divisions were to re-cross the
James last night and resume a position this
morning in the rear ol a support to the 18th
Sheridan, with the whole cavalry corps,
was also ordered to recroes the James last
night, and move as rapidly as possible to the
south and west of Petersburg and advance
on and attack the enemy’s position from that
According to this programme the Ist, fid
and Sd divisions of the 9th Corps were re
lieved in the treiiches, about midnight by
Gen. Carr’s division of colored troops, and
massed to the right of the undermined hill,
a The mine was sprung at half-past four this,
morning. The was not as greatas
expected, but threw up a vast moss of earth
and stone several feet high. Gen. Ledlle,
commanding the division, had orders’not to
stop till his commandJiad possessions! the
hill, which is the northeast key to Peters
burg, The fid and 3d divisions of the 9th
Corps were to follow, after he had secured
the hill and take position on his right and
Tip to the moment of writing the hill had
not been carried, a second and stronger line
ot intrenebments being discovered. The
sth and 18th Corps are now moving up, and*
simultaneously with the explosion of the
mine all onr batteries and about 12 field bat*
U rles, 125 guns, opened fire on Petersburg
and on the rebel lines, which him continued
uninteraptedly daring the last two hours.
A more awftil roar of artillery I have not
heard since the first battle ol Fredericks
burg. The spectacle Is grand beyond de
Gens. Grant and Meade with their respec
tive staffs have established theme elves for
the . day at Burnside's headquarters within
easy nngc of the rebel batteries. .
A number of prisoners hare been brought
in; nearly all a offering from the explosion.
They say that the springing of the mine com
pletely surprised them, and that two com
panies are buried lu the outer.
Gan. Bushrod Johnson’s division held that
part of their line. The prisoners deny that
any great portion of Lee’s army has left
Petersburg cither for Richmond or the North.
(Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, Sunday, July 31.
Your correspondent with the Army of the
Potomac placed yon in possession of the facts
connected with the recent move of position
of Grant’s army to the north bant of James
River at so early a moment that the brief
telegram forwarded yon on Thursday eve
ning was 24 hours in advance ot iews by any
other paper. A fall abstract of Wednesday’s
doings was sent you on Friday. Now that
all occasion for secrecy is removed, we for
ward his dispatch, giving a detail account
of Thursday’s fight. It is as folbwa:
Gen. Butler's Headquarters, I
Friday, July ?—a. r. f
Everthing remained quiet on 'Wednesday
night before Hancock and Sheriian, the lat
ter of whom encamped with his t ?ro divi
sions north of the New Market Mad.
Yesterday morning the pickets of Gregg’s
Division of cavalry were attacked by a rebel
mounted brigade coming over a cross-road
from a northern direction, and driven back
on the main line, part of which was also
forced to give way, so rapidly that one of
our guns bad to ho-abandoned. After our
troops had fallen hack some ad
vance of the enemy was checked.''
Sheridan being [informed of the enemy’s
advance, directed Torbett to send out a part
of his command over the New Mirket road
and flank the force that had attacked Gregg.
General Merritt was ordered out with the
brigade of the regulars, but had not advanc
ed very far when he discovered a strong In
fantry column moving toward him. He dis
mounted bis command to give tlie enemy
The enemy also formed and advanced 01
him with three lines of skirmishers and'two
divisions, visible along tie main line. The
onset of the skirmishers was very vigorous,
sad pirt of our lines soon began to waver,
and probably would have given away, ;
had not the Ist United States, only
about 150 strong, posted on a
hill, crossing the road moved gallantly up
and stood ground and held the position till
other regiments of the brigade were again
finally in line, . The enemy eamc close up to
the Ist cavalry,i, but were driven back with a
loss of about 100 prisoners, including one
staff officer and two.regimental colors. The
enemy thus checked did not make another
effort during the day. The infantry force
which attacked Merritt consisted, accord
ing to statements of prisoners, of McGowan’s
and Lane’s brigades of Wilcox’s- division.
The conduct ol the Ist cavalry regiment is
praised in the highest terms* by all who wit*
nessed it. Oar entire cavalry- loss was
about one hundred killed and wounded. Da
ring the day no part of the infantry force
was engaged in the action. Part of the
force engaged in this movement to- the
north side of the James River crossed the
river during the night, and the cavalry re
mains close tnita position.
From Gen. Butler’s signal tower a-large
number of trains were observed moving
from Petcrsburg-to Richmond to day with
troops. This fact proves our leint has had
the deslred'effcct;
Baituiore, Sunday, July 31.— AU doubt
as to the good news from Grant’s army seems
.to be removed. A later dispatch jnst re-*
ceived says the assault commenced at 4
o’clock on Saturday morning; by a terrible
explosion, -which completely destroyed one
oi the enemy’s principal forts in front of
Petersburg, containing; 10 guns. This was
rendered a mass of ruins Upon this explo
sion our ar tillcry opened with one simulta
neous and continuous roar along our entire
line. Up lb the leavicg of the mail boats, at
10 o clock a. in., we had captured two other
earthworks, and also the entire outer line of
the rebel entrenchments.
The battle continued to progress with the
greatest fury. •
Headquarters Ajimt of the Potomac
Saturday, July 30,10 a. m.—The great cv.nt
so long anticipated, namely, the explosion
of the mine under the rebel fort in front of
the 9th Army Corps, came off this morning
at forty minutes past 4 o’clock. Picket firing
was kept up all night, and In fret at the time
the match was applied to the mine the skir
mishers were still engaged on both sides.
The volume of dirt was immense, and
thrown up 300 feet in the air. The 9th dorps
at once charged the works driving the rebels
to their second line of intrenchmenta, and
taking a number of prisoners, some of whom
dug out of the dirt badly braised.
These rebel prisoners state that only about a
dozen remain of their regiment, a South
As soon as the explosion took place, one
hundred and twenty guns immediately open
ed In our front, while the musketry plated In
one continual fire along the front of the 9th
and part of th(|lsth Corps. Prlsonera say
they were completely surprised—those In
Trtmt being mostly asleep at the time. They
also state that there were four guns in the
fortifications, which of course were buried
far out of sight-
One of the poisoners stated that they were
busy mining under our works, and that two
days ence they wobld have been ready to
blow them up. We got the start of them
howevtr, and it is-hoped that long ere this
reaches you that Petersburg will be in our
Hcadquabters Amir of the Potomac
3 o’clock P. M.—Reports just in s.iy that we
have possession of the entire first line of
the rebel works with a large number of pris
oners. * 1
Our loss in the charge was severe, as our
men had to cross an open field to reach the
rebels. The troops engaged were the 9th
corps with the 18th supporting them, the 2d.
ana 6th in reserve. The firing is still going
on with great fury. Gens. Grant and Meade
with all the corps Generals are at the front
watching the progress oi affairs.
The 2 'nbunt's special, dated headquarters
Army of the Potomac, and lu front of Pe
tersburg, Saturday, July 00. 8 a. in., isos
follows; The grand conflict his com
menced In earnest. At daylight this morn
ing a loud and continuous roar of cannon
all along the lines startled the whole coun
try from Us slumber and spreading through
out oar army the wildest excitement and
enthusiasm k
• Gen. Grant’s new flank movement’has en
tirety changed tho aspect of affairs. By it
bis right was thrown on the north side of
Jamta river, within ten miles of Richmond
enabling him to switch his entire force upon
either aide of the river in a very lew hoars
and compelling the enemy to cover Rich
mond with a large force as well as Peters
burg and the exterior line, which they could
not do and have to risk a general engage
ment at the same time, 0
The artillery duelprogresses magnificently
at this honr. The musketry, have not yet
come much into action, but the whole
army Is under arms and in line of battle.
The Herald's correspondent near Deep
Bottom, of the 28tb, sajs that prisoners re
port that when It was discovered that the
second corps was north of the James the en
emy immediately commenced pouring rein
forcements, both from Petersburg and Rich
mond. Gen. Lee was tihen entirely by sur
prise, and was obliged to use the utmost
dispatch to rush’troops to the threatened
During last night the enemy continue
strengthening the splendid natural positions
be held, which in the morning were formed
together, but the numerous reinforcements
were too strong to assail All -the roads to
Richmond between- the James and White
Oak swamp were strongly defended.
Last evening Merritt’s brigade of cavalry
drove Hampton’s troops from an important
point on the Central road, which was held
until 10 a. m. next day, when the rebels came
out in three brigades of infantry, making a
steady assault on Merritt, who had dls
mounted, falling back in order to a reserve
brigade. Both delivered a destructive volley
and then -chained the - rebels; they broke
and fled in confusion, leaving their dead and
wounded on the field.
At the same time Gen. Griggs’ division be
came engaged at another point with a supe
rior force and the fighting was very severe.
Davies* brigade rccelvioc|the largest share,
lie was obliged to yield , a portion of the
ground and lost one gun. but rallied, checked
ibe advance of the rebels, and fimuly drove
them back. :
Gen. Kratz took possession of Malvern
Hill, which had been abandoned by the
rebels to protect one of the Richmond roads.
Gen Gibbon, after the rebels, relieved the
cavalry with his. lolhntry and skirmished
with the enemy, and at night took up a new
. Lieut. Fletcher, of the 20th Massachusetts,
and Lieut Fisher, of Gen. Mott’s staff, are
imposed to be captured. Capt McEwau, of
Gen. Barlow’s staff is killed or captured.
■ The Mendota did good service daring the
engagement The operations had the effect
of drawing a large force from Petersburg and
■ greatly alarming Lee. , The Richmond Ur.
a miner speaking of the fight on the 28th,
near Newmarket, acknowledges a defeat and
acknowledges a loss of lour twenty pound
Parrotts. It also says Grant is to attack
three points simultaneously, Deep Bottom.
Fort Drary and Petersburg. *
4 Corps correspondent of
the 29th, says: An election was held the day
before among North Carolina troops, and
notwithstanding the intimidation of rebel
leaders, nearly one-half the votes were cast
for Holden, the dlsaflected candidate,against
\aoee. One regiment gave o majority for
the Sltnatton*-I*oßsen to lowa Troops
JDcdUi of G.n. Smith— jucceut Im
provement*, Ac.
(Special Dispatch to the, Chicago Tribune.]
Davenport, lowa, Sanday-JalySl.
A letter received here yesterday, dated
Chattanooga, July 26, states that In.the figbt
before Atlanta, Go., July 22, Gen. Giles A.
Smith was killed. The Adjutant ol General
McPherson reports that the Sd and 10th lowa
regiments were taken prisoners. All of the
16th hut 20 men were captured, Lieut, CoL
Abercrombie and Major Foster being wound
Washington,‘Sunday, July 3L—lnforma
tion from Gen. Sherman’s army represents
affairs to be ia a high degree satisfactory.
Our movements for the past day or two have
met with no opposition from the enemy.
The Herald'b special from Nashville, Tenn.
Friday, July 29th, says: Sherman’s,army was
again put in motion yesterday, to accomplish
an important operation looking to- an early
Investment of Atlanta. The enemy yester
day attempted to interrupt the movement by
attacking the 15th Corns* but were badly re
pulsed. During the contest we took from,
the rebels several regimental flags.
The public may rest assured that every
thing has been successful.
It appears that General Bragg came to At-,
lanta from Riclpaond, and at a council of war
• held for the purpose stated that Atlanta must
and should be held at all hazards. . Johnston
replied that to do so It would require the
sacrifice of the whole army, to which he
Would not consent, and therefore resigned.
The command was then tendered to Har
dee, who refused to accept it on any terms,
and it was given to Hood on the condition
that be would defend the city to the l&at.
The rebels art said, to have constructed’
strong works at Atlanta,'and it is not at all
unlikely that they may keep ns at bay for a‘
few days longer if they rem&ls In their pres
ent position, but even If they do Hood could
scarcely save the remnant of bis army.'
• A letter from a general officer on* dnty at
. the front describes the battle of the 22d as
.'being the severest' fight ever had itt the
; West, We bad at the time he wrote already
I buried 2,200 rebels and had I,oooyet to bury.
Details or tlie Banilnr ef Chamber**
ilnrc-Low One UVUIlvn Dollars—
Thrilling Scenes—Averin Alter the
[Special dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.!
rniLADELpniA, Sunday, midnight, Jjily 31.
The supposition which I telegraphed as
-likely to follow the uncovering oi the fords
of the Potomac, is now a matter oi history.
The rebels have again Invaded Pennsylvania,
and made considerable smoke at the copper
bead town of Chamberaburg. It is also stated
that they made an effort to reach Bedford
Springe, as it Is well known the copperheads
oi this Stale hud congregated there to arrange
the coming Presidential campaign. As far
as Pennsylvania is concerned, it is surmised
that Early & Company only wanted to act as
consultating members of the conclave, and
also lo shake Buchanan by the hand. The
burning of Chambersburg has excited great
Indignation here.
It is estimated that 3,000 persons are ren
dered penniless by this fiendish act. This Is
most probably an exaggeration. Allowing
an overage of five persons to a house, the
number of sufferers cannot exceed 1,250 per
sons, some of whom have lost bard earnings
accumulated during many yeara of toll.
Governor Curtin Is anxious to call out the
State, militia, but G en. Couch does not seem
to see the need of suchastep. Curtin is
persistent, and would call them out at once
over bis own name, but the militia laws of
the State cripple him so that he can’t do it
Copperhead legislation arranged the militia
just to suit Early and company.
Curtin thinks he will call an extra session
of the legislature to have themilHla lawsso
emended that he can put the State on a war
footing, and prevent future rebel raids.
Dispatches from Harrisburg are contradic-
Tory as to the whereabouts of the rebels.
Some say they are out of the State, while
others assert the contrary Harrisburg is In
communication with McConelsburg and Bed-
ford. Avtrill intercepted McCausland at
McConceleburg this morning ’on his way to
Bedford, driving them out of the town be
fore they had a chance of Injuring any prop
erty. The rebels were driven out to Han
cock-- . It Is now ascertained that the rebels
have ho heavy force coming up in their rear
as was supposed. This was all a scare to
uncover Washington. Breckinridge is sup
posed to hi* moving west toward Wheeling.
Chambebsbubq, Sunday, July 31.—0n the
morning of Saturday, the 30th of July, 1801,
the rebels, under the command of McCaua-
Jand, with a force of about 500 men, entered
Chambcrshurg, Pa., and demanded $500,000
from the citizens, under a threat of burning
tbctown. This requisition was In writing’
und was signed by Jubal Early. It Is now
established by indisputable proof that this
demand was a mere pretext on the pirt of
the marauders to cover up a purpose formed
before they, reached the town to burn it to ;
the ground without giving any time to re
move private property, and scarcely time
enough for the citizens to remove their fam
ilies. They fired houses of our citizens in
perhaps fitly places. Over 200 houses ia the
, heart of the city were consumed, including
.all the public buildings, stores and hotels,
comprising about two thirds of a town con
taining 6,000 Inhabitants. Thus a Urge body
of citizens are reduced from' comparative
wealth to absolute .poverty. Many families
bare lost all their bedding and clothing ex
cept such as they had on their persons.
The loss will be largely over $1,000,000.
■Without aid from abroad, there will be great
suffering in our community.
(Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Harhisbcxc, Pa., Sunday, July 81, 1861
My.last dispatch gave all the-news in the
place to 4 o’clockyesterday (Saturday,) p. m.
At 2 o'clock yesterday General AvcriU.
with a force of cavalry, dashed into Cbam
bereburg just after the rebels left it. He
pursued and. soon overtook them. A fight
ensued, in which the enemy was driven to
wards St. Thomas, but with what other re
sult I have not. learned. It is also reported
that one column, .‘under Breckinridge, is
marching on 1 Wheeling, and another on Get
tysburg. It is also reported that the rebel
f ice in Chambers burg did not exceed 500.
General McCausland made a demand on the
people for SIOO,OOO ia gold, or $500,000 In
greenbacks. The demand was not complied
with. , The order was then given to fire the
town, when the rebel soldiers broke In
doors and windows, fired the houses, and
told the people to get out if they could. The
screams of women and, children, were heart
rending, hut had no effect on the rebels.
A dispatch this morning states that the
whole town ;is In mins. Folly 4,000 people
are homeless and almpst penniless. Many
saved nothing but. night clothes. ,
Colonel A. M. McClure’s loss amounts to
$50,000. The ! Ejster family a quarter of a
million. ' '
Last night large lights were seen in the di
rection of Hanover and Gettysburg, leading
to the belief that both of those towns were
burning’, but nothing definite had been as
certained this morning.
Hakbibbttbo, Sunday, July 31.—General
McCausland was in command of the rebel
troops when they burned Chambursburg.
After he had taken formal possession of the
town,' be made a proclamation demanding
SIOO,OOO in gold. It was of course impossible
to comply with a demand made doubtless in
full confidence of its fallore, and sure of its
affording a pretext to execute the premedi
tated plan for destroying Chambersburg,
The fact that the most valuable portion of
merchandise bad been removed, added to the
i age and disappointment of the rebels, and
when they were thus Inspired, the order was
issued to fire the Court House, Town Hall,
and t auk buildings.
A strong breeze communicated the flames
to the surrounding buildings. Parties of
soldiers, having sacked the several drag and
chemical stores, manufactured turpentine
halls which they threw in all directions,
creating as many different flames in different
. locallties'which’soon united in one general
conflagration. Speedily the scene became
heartrending and appalling—the crackling
flames, the spectacle ot woman and-suffer
ing children, and the pitiful ■ appeals of the
old and helpless for aid, made an indescriba
ble scene of horror. The citizens, without
protest, had submitted to. plunder, and had
even appealed to the mercy of the rebels,
hut nothing could appease the butcher and
incendiary, McCausland.
Two hundred and slity-flve of the most
valuable and elegant public and private
buildings were destroyed. The town was
fired at 11 o’clock in the morning.
The rebels remained long enough to see
the flames spread and get uuderpreper head
way, when the alarm was given that Averill
was In pursuit.
No.intelligence has reached Harrisburg,
concerning the direct effect of Averill’s pur
suit. It is believed, however, that be sue
ceeded in punishing McCausland very severe
ly. A train heavily laden with commissary
stores was dispatched from this city this
morning to Chamhersbarg to relieve the
present wants of the people of that ton*
who now crowd the surrounding fields sad
Many residences of prominent tltlzens la
|he outskirts of the town wei£ turned.
PotLASBumA, Suhdav, July 31 —lt is re
ported here that Averill has defeated the
raider* at McConneUsburg.,
It Is reported from Baltimore tint a rumor
is current there that a rebel lorce Is moving
•galast Gettysburg. 3
TUbbmdpbg, Sunday, Julyßl,lo p. m.—
When General Averill reached Chamber*-
burg the flames had attained such a headway
as to render It Impossible for his menlo .Uy
The word “ Onward ” rang alone bis
J* 10 rebeto hurried oyer the Saint
Thomas Road, towards McConnellsbmg, but
rn wtre.itmg column could not
ail-to distinguish the approach of Averill, so
Jiey were prevented from committing any
deeds of violence. b
Averill came thundering after them en-
Swing at one side ol McConnellsbarg while
the invader. left at the other. There Is no
doubt in the minds of our shrewdest milita
ry men as to the ability of Averill to take
ample vengeance on the enemy.
.. Fitthbubg, Sunday, July 31.—Intense ex
citement prevail here consequent upon
tbe news of the rebel invasion of Fennsyl
yaniar" A meeting of citizens was- held {o
dsy to takemrasurca for the defense of the
city. Recruiting is going on briskly, and
parties are already organized to go
out to-night. Business Will probably be sns
pno j t>mo?row.
Gen. Conch Is expected here to-morrow.
Laterffom Europe.
New ToßK,.Jiily 30.—The steamahipßre
men, from Southampton; 20th, passed this
point this afternoon.
A petition WH9 presented in the Parliament
from America., protesting against the in
creasing 0! tlie Slav* tx.rt.fsnlftnba
An agreement hoa been made to ouapnoa
hostilities in Denmark till July Slat.
The Danish and allied gunboats have had
in engagement at Taka.
Consols closed Is London oa the 30th at
The rebel loan hae* declined.
From Qnlncy. 18.
Qtrixor, lIL, July-29—We are.lnformed
by a gentleman • from. Shelblna, that*the
amount realized by the-bush whackers in their
raid upon that place, was about $5,000 In
money and SIO,OOO nr goods. One of the
merchants robbed, named* Loveland, bad bis
money and watch returned to-him by the
Contain of tbe gong.
The depot at Lake Ann, and a portion only
of Salt river bridge, were burned, but no rob
beries were committed except at Stadblna.
Tr-lns arc now running regularly, and the
damage to the bridge wifr be repaired in a
few aaje.
Removal of Banks,
New Yoke, July 30. —The New York Tri
bune's New Orleans letter of the 21st says:
It is stated that Gen. Banks has- been re
moved, and it »s rumored that Gen. Granger
or Gen. Dana succeeds him.
lilllsßing Steamer.
Gaieo, July 30.—The steamer* Clara Bell,
from Vicksburg for White river, not being
heard from, it Is feared that she has been
destroyed by the rebels.
Guerilla Attack.
Clarksville, Term , July SO.—This morn
ing a party of guerillas attacked the gu*rd
of a drove of cattle, about sixteen miles from
here, on the Nashville Pike, After a brisk
skirmish the rebels were repulsed, but they
captured Lieutenant J. C. Gamble,, of the
S3d Illipcis Volunteers, who commanded the
guard, and two other men.
*1 heNeyada Constitutional : Con-
Sis Francisco, Cal., July 29.—The Neva
da Constitutional Convention has adjourned,
after passing an ordinance submitting its
work to the people. It is believed that the
proposition to erect the Territory into-a
State will be again defeated.
The overland mall la now making q”Jck
trips, beating the steamers regularly.
Nete außcriißCiriwtg,
ST. GEORGE.—The R^srular
Monthly Meeting will b» Mid at Their HaU, cor.
oer of Clark sod Moarce street!, commencing at 8
o’clock. All members arc rttiuesied to a’t:ad.
aol-oild-lt Bt oaons of Zt. Gsoisgi.
XT J respectful’? Inform the public that she Is now
trefared to make. Qt and cut Ladles Dresses and
Cloaks. All kitds of Children’s Clothing aide to
.order Call and examine her pattsjnaat
Room No. S diorrison Hloc*. £43 South
1 - Clark street. amount
Anew enterprise.—we
wish to engage an agent In every place for the
>. Y *S. W tlx a! tn Association. Attention to
this agency will realize a good and permanent Income
and may he conducted wl'bout Ir.ferteri's with or.
dinar* occupation. For particular* address F WV
ANDREWS, BoxSSTS.New York City, and esclose two
postage stamps for circulars, Ac. _ aal ojS-ltdaw
Billings. Goodrich * co.,
Commission Merchants, and dealers In foreign
and domestic green and dried fruits. Particular at
tention given to consignments of potatoes dour,
•train. butter, cheers, hides, Ac. Ko. 7 wigwam
Building, corner Lake and Market streets. P. O. box
mil.Chicago. Illinois, angl-oinc-lt
v. j.\_Bu.liso9, d. a. oooDmcn, o. h caxsiaox.
DR. ROBT. cl THOMSON^ - with
twenty years eiuerlence as an operator on tba
In removing diseases of those delicate organs with'
not tee n*e of nanst'ca- Cro-a Kyea BtraUnrened.
Office Cobb’s Bul'dlng. 12fiji[ Dearborn at. P. O.Box
5710. Send for Circular. Jyaa-n&U-gt n-way net
25,000 BIIRLAP -
lyiS-aSSMt TnAainet IS6 South Water street.
Residence for sale.—
• I offer AT A BARGAIN, for a few days,the
House one Lot on Loomis street now occupied by
zee. Lot contains
Over Three-Quarters of an Acre
rflsnd, In a high state of cultivation, wish great
Vbt lety of graces, carries and other -mall fruits.
House contains twelve rooms, besides hall?, bath
room, closets, Ac, and la only 150 feet fromHerse
Railway soon to be constructed on West Van Eaten
II desired, furniture wQI be sold with premises,
rd possession given at once.
Terms easy. . H. Z. CULVER,
N. n. corner Lake and Clark streets.
Aug. 1.1861. augl-055.1t-3SWVAs.BO6
AUGUST 12th.
3d Park Row, New York,
Roney Soap,
Glycerin Soap,
Windsor Soap,
Palm Soap,
Upward of oae hundred stylos of Toilet Soaps, and
for Bale by mest cealera In Chicago.
aul-oCO3 6Mc-w*p
military Land Warrants
13 much srester than the supply.
We can furnish College Warrant* at
Bedaced Prices* These Warrant* can
be used In the location of any Govern*
ment lands not worth over $1.35 per
]5»-afIBACtF aA.iv-Tg-BAAaaet
7 3-10
7 3-10 Treasury Notes,
maturing inffiit 19th, will bear In
mind that the principal la payable at
maturity In.Legal Tender Notes, hat
they may he converted belbre matnr*
Ing Into 1881 Words, drawing 6 per
cent, latanst payable in Gold*
We make conversions ol 7 8-10 Notea
at a charge of H per cent, above ex
preeachargeafto and from Washington.
U, S. 5-20 and 1381 Bonds Bought
and for sale at market ratesT
jfdiW.puvstt Biysnsa,
Mtfti JUmouhwms.
TT 5
fob the hair,
Prevents it* union off.
Fraswtejiuaabusl «aa hoaluir irowik.
fob the Hair,
Isaacst laaoiiaat drawing.
Contains ao dirty sediment to-bo ibakea mw m •
foti ihe Hair,
Is a clear. transparent Cojd-coaUm no otl-|maaa
a dye and bas no deleterious proparUes.
U delljbtrany pertUmed.and do«a not tun* rancid M
warm weatser.
fob the hair,
11-i ths only perfect dreislnj- and restorer of cote*
KoUdy’a toilet to complete wtUiottt it.
. Is aclenUflicaUy t repared, coot only it per bottle, and
Is gore Co give satisfaction.
iFor tale by DrnggltUzeamlfr in d triad coaabn
Warming and Ventilating
Public BolldiPia, Private Re*ldeac-t, Se-sirartM.
Cbarthea. Greenbouaes, Ac... Ac. Xbu
EffacUyencn, UealthfoiaS!
Dnrobl Uy, Simplicity and
JUJERAT* gold, 114 Dgarborn-St., Chiaaj*
A!m>, A treat* for Brown’* Patent Weather Strip ao€
Window Banda, whlca totally exclude cast and ode
In Summer, a» well a» cold, wiart and ram la Win tar.
Isf m door* and window* cf every description. wl'A
out Interfering wltb tbclx tree cao at all timea. Lom
aaenta wanted. J yll> JlSMOun-war aa>
Jnit pubhated by tbe publisher.
llTBaadol&h-Sl., CUcae*, HI.,
two bxautucx. soaes:
£. Wlzmerifed;; price 25 cent*. Belas a r*»tr la
the very popular tone, *• Vacant Chair,” and .
“THE MA33A388 OF FORT PILLOW.” by Jot.
Bdward Hayses, author of the “Nomiaatu*
Sonar,” Ac. Ac. ; price, SO cents. This u a eooi.
itirrina piece, andhaebot to be song to be ad*
Each of the abova places will be gent, post-paid,
op receipt of the marked prices, to any- part of Km
United Staled. . JySl-oas 3^-et
Bo be felt, tbe breve Commander,
Lite the Oak from mom tain crag;
But bis last words atilt are rtnctn*.
“Lay me down and save the Flag l H ‘
Vtw eon? and chorus, word* by ‘•Paulina,'* music by
6eo. F. Boot; now In press, to be ready next Tues
day. Price 00 cents,
July 31-093 3t net
108 Vest Eaadclpk Street, fhleaga, IIL,
Will, in addition to manufacturing their Threehlar
Machinea, &<r., *c.,'
. Do Job Work and Bepalrla*
Of all kinds of Agricultural Implements and Ms
chlnery, in either wood or iron work, such aa Finish
ing, B acksml’lung. Planing (either soitor hard wood*
Sawing. Morticing. Pat tun Making, Painting aSi
MaßiDg Light rasungs of a.l kinds-
Articles sent to qb :o rocatr of the above deserto
tlon for rrcers for NEW WORK) from cither CITY
or COrjUTRT, will receive due attention, and bo«xe
onted with neatness and dispatch, at rea vmahle rmtas.
JjSl>o.6-rw H. A. Plffa A CO.
A large assortment of Pianos, Melodeona and Organs
at wholesale a M d retail. Descriptive circular* sort
free oi charge. W. w. KIM BA LL.
J>?B-at39-foet 112 Lata street, Ctucaco.
fall rower Clvde-haUt Iron Eteamshtos from
at SS follow*:
IDDlfcubOH... Satordar. JulrSMh
CITY OF LISBON •* Aaf.llt*
Rate of passage payable in U. 9. crone
New York. FlrsVcTaM,|iso:thlTa-cia 4 »,j3s Tlckqm
issued from Liverpool or Queenaiown to Chicago at
very low rates. Apply to
, F. A. EMORY, General Agent,
J7linS3-10t-rxAwaet Cor. Clark aal LaXe-»t».
-aA fob both SRXHB-
Ita 6th year opens
August 29tli.
For Circulars address G. W. QHEIJRKiU, A.M-
Aurora, HI. jy3>ois-H)teet
ono T ° loaw °n
viLJ<LF \7* \/ \/ v/ Beal Estate security Is
CoohiJounty. Apply as tba office of Messrs. HuWV
dt LOBBIN’j.
Or st ibe ctl'ctt of Meisrs MILLiiU A LBWI3. 9C
Washington strett, Chicago. JjU^nWT-eteet
Business and residence
Michigan avenue house and lot au.ato.
Michigan avenue bouia and lot 9,wa.
Wabash avenue house and lot
Indiana arenne house and lot 3JW.
State street—wo feet with live houses.
Clark s’rcet— 3s feet and two bouses
Otber first class business and residence property.
See advertisement In another column and office bw*
l*t>°. Jysi-077-3tßa»
below it« actual vain* between TOO and 335 acres
i u ¥ ,ch- ’ t0 close an estate. Call at 5?
Sooth Water street. j. a. m»iu
j>3l-o7g-gtnet “• AW *
For rale, one thousand barrels Prime White n *«—
In new barrels, mil bead lined, tn beat shipping ordv
fer Goverpinent. SHERMAN. HALL •
Jy3l-o7QStnet 91 south Water greet.
Of 575 Entire Fackaars of
F V. PKAZOB will ien thronafh Morn. i. w
SIYERB ft CO- at their Stores. BJuJ »IMark*£
PHILaDKI PHLft, Wednesday aatni*a. ftxurSSt
1364, Ms BFTIKK STOCK of dMlrabla DOMUtU
sctl> *i es .S!?t, wll, f’ «nd Bln, pula w
Twined Flannels and Sacktnrs.
80 c*»es ruin and Printed Satuiotu.
. 00 44 Kentucky Jeans.
» u *M4,X Wool Uftßaji.
15 “ Miner * Flannels.
20 bales Ali-Waol Tweens,
f cases r> 4 Beare* Cloths.
2 ** I!** and 12-4 Bocbdalo Blankets.
75 “ Canton Flannels.
Z'< u i*adderaad BiaokPrlrts.
73 Aatfrosccjtgln, Lewiston and FruMla Oar*
set Jeans.
33 bales Tickings.
JO •! Brown Trills.
SO cases Bleached Mnallos. 4-4 Hope, Bod Bank aaf
other staple brands.
10 balea Craeh.
If eaios JO-i and 11-1 Brown and Olescbed Itinrflni
2* “ Stripes and Checks.
35bales*sod4-4Hesry Brown Sbeetlnfs.
Tbs particular attention of ibe trade is h
tbls sale. »s It will comprise the moit desirable iiiiWm
of goods, and is the largest offering ever made to *>* l
or so? other market, wt'b one exception. The raft
are ail in order and origin*! oacbszes. .
Prime Parrels, roo barrel* Prt-ao White.
50u barrels Usht Si raw laatoroaodtoantre, wtrtdt
we oner t- tre trade low. Also Downer's best 3«e
*co -
Sr.b hairfl’i virions qualities Lard Oil, naaauc
tured sad lor isi. by
No. 5 Board oi Trade Baiioin*', routa Water street.
100.100 lbs. of Fine Fleece Wool.
or sddrese ns at shore place.
HU a3lo>2Ctaet . WHITE, SMITH. A CO.
Thu Thus ■will cars Hernia. and will aerer Bm*
Bn«.cnn o« .BLma, Call aid ozamia a. ate
conataatly on hand a larsa aaaortmeat of AtulaMZ
Bopponers. SlitKlaaUcStocking.
Bu»p*Morj BozUB.
_ jyft-Ban-m w »a*nat ”•
We keep % GOOD SUPPLY a< •
Ho«il HxxcUtfi MaUaß i
Which are 80 BCA&CI thU teuoa.
. .. k ELY* (feat*N fwnlabm,
lel«h*3t toret tTimaiNa
Fresh ataed nilaolj Coal of the hert qaaUtr
market. Kor Sale la a» WjgngJß, * ott *r.
fr?a nTTE-TT-aet Cor. M&rta: and Wamiaiwo
IIAIIAGKD goods.—Uam Cap*
mJ ix inmM>_aaoaa - at
SJSsfT^^ u^ T SSftfiSSS?ttI!J?S
C * taka »M
ROOT A CADY, Chicago.

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