Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 30, 1861, Image 2

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    he TWatchman,
t Here shall the press the people’s rights mais-
Unawed by party or unbribed by gain ;
Pledged but to truth to liberty and law,
No favor sways us and no fear shall aie.”
ALEXANDER & MEEK, Editors and Publishers.
The Duties of Congress.
Congress will assemble, according to the
proclamation of President Lincoln, on the
4th of next July. It will assemble under
circumstances such as no Congress ever
before assembled since the days of the Rev-
olution. Instead of sitting in deliberation
over the affairs of a united and happy peo-
ple, only twenty of the thirty four States
will be represented, and their deliberations
will be directed as to the best means of
subjugating the balance of the States to
submission to the Federal Constitution. It
is only eighty five years since our ancesters
threw off the yoke of British tyranny and
laid the foundation of this, the best and
greatest government in the world. Only
eighty five years on the day that Congress
will assemble since the old State House
Bell told forth the glad tidings to listening
millions, that the American colonies were a
free and independent nation: Only eighty
five years since the bravest and noblest men
that ever lived watered the roots of the
small and tender twig of liberty with their
hearts warm blood, under whose nurturing
influence its towering summit, but a few
weeks since, seemed to tip the azure vault
of heaven, and as the crowned despots on
the other side of the mighty ocean looked
upon its gigantic proportions, their thrones
trembled beneath them, and they feared to
contemplate its future. But alas, behold
the prospect now. A venomous worm has
gnawed its root, and already its bright foli-
age begins to wear a sombre hue, and almost
the one half is blighted as by the winters’
blast. Already now, while yet the silver
tones of that State House Bell still linger
m the air, and while the smoke of battle
from the hot contested fields of Valley Forge
and Yorktown seem to curl around the
mountain tops. Already before the blood
of patriots that flowed in the holy cause h:s
cooled, and while yet the sufferings and
privations of our fathers in establishing this
government for us are still fresh upon the
bright pages of memory, a dismal day has
dawned upon us, of which none can see the
end, but which seems to contemplate the
undoing of that which has been done and
sanctified by the blood of our fathers. And
why ? The answer is plain but terrible.—
The spirit of seventy six has slumbered,
while the spirit of ruthless, villainous polit-
ical avarice and ambition has held high
court. The veice of patriotism has been
hushed by the deafening thunder tones of
political agitation. The blessings of civil
and religious liberty have been forgotten
amidst the tumalt of the race and clamor for
office. Christianity bas lost its hold upon
the consciences of men, while a seductive
Devil has enticed them from the paths of
honesty and virtue, after the allurements of
public plunder. Politics have run away
with our reason and left us a nation of crazy
madmen, who seek and court our own de-
struction, and already is the suicidal glit-
tering steel raised aloft and with deadly
aim we stand ready to plunge 1t to our na-
tion’s heart. Stop it, O ye spirit of the
immortal WasmiNGTOoN. Stop it Almighty
(od by the interposition of thy hand if it
be thy will, before another blow be struck
for every drop of kindred blood that flows
but makes us wilder, madder, and our fren-
zy shall soon know no bounds. The surg-
ing billows of civil discord already mountain
high, increases every moment, and the hour
will soon arrive when the last hope of peace
will be swept by its maddening, rage into
Eternity. Then woe betide us unhappy
people. A war will wage as long as a bro-
er’s arm can lift the sword to smite his
brother, and although there can be but one
side to the victory in the end, there is dan-
ger of it being purchased at the price of
liberty itself. 1tis under these alarming
crcumstances, that Congress will assemble
on the 4th of next July. May the glorious
day on which they meet inspire them with
a new patriotism. May they forget all
parties, ignore all creeds and platforms, as
the instruments in the hands of the Devil,
that have so nearly ruined us. Let them
forget the past position of political parties
with all its jealousies and contentions. Let
them forget everything but the awful pres-
ent and our country ; then invoke the spirit
of the immortal WasmiNGToN to hover
ardund and direct their deliberation, and we
feel confident that some way will open up
whereby we may avoid the necessity of en-
forcing, at the bayonet and the sword, that
respect for the ensign of our country which
every American citizen should render it.—
Let them not hesitate to denounce their
party to save their country. Let them ex-
press a determination not to interfere with
slavery in the States, or in the Territories,
but leave it where the Constitution does—
in the hands of the people. Let them say
to the South, *¢ Come back erring brother,
drop your arms, we do not intend to inter-
fere with yout rights ander the Constitution,
and if you come now, your transgressions
shall be forgiven you.” In the ‘meantime,
let the government prepare for the worst,
and be prepared should the rebel States!
spurn an honorable compromise, to visit
upon them a terrible vengeance, cost what
it will. But we believe if the olive branch
is now held out it will gladly be accepted,
and a peace, honorable alike to both North
and South reestablished. Let the experi-
ment be tried at all events, and even if it
fails there will have been nothing lost, and
if it prove successful, a nation will have
been rescued from the horrors of a civil
ee yl SA pin
Christianity and the Times.
In times like these when the tocsin of war
is sounding through our unhappy country,
and the cry * to arms’ is heard echoing
from the mighty hills of Maine, to the sun-
ny savannas of Florida, when brother
stands arrayed agamnst brother, and the
voice of monrning is continualy ascending
from homes once happy as earthly blessings
could render them, when civil war stands
ready to clasp us in its hideous embrace,
and spread destruction and death over our
fair land, black and portentious clouds dar-
ken the sky of our political horizen, threat-
ning to leave our cities heaps of smouldering
ruins, our brightest vallics desolate wastes,
our mercantile palaces places for the ravin
to build in, and our church steeples fit spots
for the ‘owl’ to hoot from. Gloomy as
may be the picture, fearfull as may be the
scenes, which the most vivid immagina-
tion may conjus up, the faintest idea cannot
be formed, words are too weak to pant and
the human mind incapable of comprchend-
ing the horrors that we as a people will have
to witness if the arm of Almighty God is
not stretched forth for our deliverance.
As a nation we boast of our civilization,
and no language was sufficiently strong to
express our disgust and indignation at the
enormous attrocities perpetrated by the
Scpoys in the Indian insurrection. Yet in
a moment of excitement Brother prepares to
meet Brother in deadly strife, the inventive
genius of man is taxed to its utmost capaci-
ty ; ingenuity exausts itsself in devising the
most terrible and remorsless agencies for
hastening and perfecting the awfull work of
destruction, even our ministers (North and
South) who profess to be called to preach
the ¢ Gospel of Christ’’ arm themselves
with weapons of death which they flourish
with a pride that would well become the
wildest barbarian.
In weeks gone by we have heard nothing
but war! war !! war!!! proclaimed with
equal energy from the Pulpit, the Bar, the
Rostrum, and the corners of the streets, un-
til the mind of man has become morbid, and
he thinks of nothing, dreams of nothing,
prays for nothing but conquests, won at the
expense of his brothers life. If we enter
the Sanctuary of the Lord a Temple dedica-
ted to the God of peace, the first thing we
hear is a Supplication offered up to the God
of Battles for the Success of our army, for
the glory of cur cause, for the speedy de-
struction of our fellow men. North and
South such prayers are being offered up daily
hourly. Christians, men who believe in the
teachings of divino inspiration, men who
profess the religion of Crist who has said
« Peace on earth and good will towards
men?’ do you know that the world is eyeing
you sharply, that the Devil is laughing in
his sleeve at your protended christianity, do
you ever think that you are pleading with
a God of mercy to hurry headlong into hell
thousands of your unprepared countrymen,
do you remember reading the sermon on
the mount in which our Saviour says ** Bles-
sed arc the mercifull for they shall obtain
mercy.” Pause, reflect, and when you
again feel like praying, pray to the God of
peace, pray for the success and triumph of
right, pray that peace and prosperity may
speedily be restored to our land, and that
we may again become a free, a united and a
happy people. We know that amid all this
din of conflict, this tumult and strife, that
to hear the cry of peace would be but the
“voice of one crying in the wilderness,”
but peace must come sooner or later, and
where is there a better place to make the
first move than in the church.
—————el il BB et.
Mr. LovERIDGE, editor of the Troy (N. Y.)
News, has beerr mobbed in that city. and for-
ced to leave the country. lis offence was,
expressing himself too freely on the causes
of the present crisis, and a desire for peace,
which brought a visit from a vigilance Com-
mittee; and to avoid personal violence from
the populace, he left, and has taken refuge
in Toronto, C. W. He there publishes a
statement of the transaction in the Toronto
Leder, that paper remarking as ullows ;
«The letter we print this morning from
the pen of a brother editor, tells a tale that
should bring the blush of shame to the cheek
of every Northern man and will be read with
astonishment by those on the other side of
the Atlantic, who imagine that mob law is
peculiarly a Southern institution. Here is a
case in which the conductor of a journal, for
no other offence than the moderate expres-
sion of honest views, is compelled to abandon
his establishment and flee to Canada for
safety ; the Mayor of the place Confessing
his inability to protect person or property,
and the whole community passively acquies-
cing mn the outrageous proceeding of a Vigil-
ance Committee. This occurs, remember,
not in South Carolina, nor in Alabama, nor
in far-off’ Texas, but in the State of New
York and in the Northern City of Troy.
And the refugee journalist is in Toronto to-
day, a living exemplification of Republican
‘Who is Responsible ?
In view of the difficulties to be surmounted
in the hasty organization and equipment of
the regiments from this State called iutd the
service of the ‘Government, the public have
been disposed to overlook minor faults and
to attribute them to unavoidable causes. it
was rot expected that everything would work
from the start with the regularity of an estab-
lished military organization. But the public
‘have exhausted forbearance towards the au-
thorities having thése matters in charge, and
canvot close their eyes to the fact that there
is gross mismanagement, to use the very
mildest term, somewhere. Many do not hesi-
ate to say that there has been outrageous
fraud and peculation, and that certain par-
ties are lining their pockets at the expense
of the volunteers who have shouldered their
muskets and Jeft their homes to support the
present Administrtion. These things aro too
notorious to be overlooked or smothered.
There are stubborn facts demanding explana-
tion, and terrible abuses calling for repara-
tion. It is a fact that the clothing furnished
to the volunteers from this State is in many
instances entirely worthless—made of the
cheapest material, and often so rotten that
it is ready to fall from the backs of the
wearers. The shoes, too, are made of rotten
leather, and the mner soles constructed of
wood shavings. Pennsylvanians visiting
Washington are pained and mortified beyond
expression at the destitute condition of our
troops, and are almost ashamed to acknowl.
edge themselves natives of a State which
provides for its volunteers so shamefully.—
While the regiments from other States are
comfortably clad and equipped, and march
along the streets with a proud step, our
poor fellows are ashamed to appear in public
in their destitute condition. Many noble-
hearted Pennsylvanians have been so moved
at the sad plight of the troops that they have
contributed liberally from their private means
to alleviate this distress. These facts have
been notorious long enough for the authorities
to have provided a remedy ere this—and yet
scarcely a day passes without having a repe-
tition of the same distressing complaints.
It is time that the fault was investigated,
and the guilty authors exposed and punished.
We do not desire tostrke in the dark or
to blame those to whome blame is not justly
attributable, but when we see the evil con-
tinuing without abatement, without remedy,
it becomes necessary to inquire why this is
80. Why are not the most enegretic measures
adopted to ferret out the fraud? If Gov.
Curtin refuses to investigate the subject, and
satisfy the public upor whose shoulders the
blame actually rests, we can tell mm that he
will not be acquitted of complicity in this
matter. If he has not encouraged rogues,
he should not shield them from punishment.
Whether quartermaster, or contractor, or
other parties, are answerable we know not,
but we want light. It is undeniable that
frauds have been committed. Who commit-
ted them? This is the point to be ascertain-
ed. Who was so heartless as to speculate
off tho necessities of soldiers, by sending
them half-naked to the field—and why was
not this clothing properly inspected before
it was accepled and paid for # Not only
ought peculation te be exposed and punished
but the evils inflicted removed. It has been
known to the public for more than two weeks
that the clothing issued to the troops was in
many cases rotten and worthless—utterly
unfit to wear during a single campaign ; and
yet we have not learned that good, sound
garments have been substituted for this
worthless trash. Why isthis ? Why, after
Pennsylvania has appropriated three and a
half millions of dollars for her troops, arc
they not furnished with everything needful,
as are soldiers of other States ?
We also hear a great many complaints
of the way things are managed in the Come
issary Department, which should by this
time be so organized as to work regularly
and satisfactorily.— Patriot and Union.
etl ee.
—The following letter from Attorney Gene
eral PUrvIANCE we clip from the Telegraph,
of the 24th inst., comment is unnescessary,
it speaks for itself :
Harrisburg, May 24, 1861.
Governor of Pennsylvauia:
For reasons which appeal to my self-respect
I cannot consent to continue any longer in
conneetion with your administration.
I therefore tender you my resignation of
the office of Attorney General of the State.
Tramrors.—It is an easy matter for an
inconsiderate talker to harp about “traitors”
as if they were really in our midst. In most
eases those who talk loudest on the subject
do not even know what constitutes treason,
and they are the last men who should men-
tiowit. When ¢key begin their work of hang-
ing those they call trators—men who will
not pander to the hate of abolitionists—they
will have thier hands full of business. If
we have any real traitors in the North they
are the abolitionists who sustain the uncon -
stitutional laws on our statute books, and
they must clear their own hands from blood
before they talk of hanging citizens whose
only crime is patriotic devotion to the laws
and the constitution. They are the last men
who should appeal to a lawless mob power.
The quieter they keep the better.—Monroe
National Press.
VERY IMPORTANT.—The continuance of the
war must create a great demand, in various
ways, for well qualified young men, and as
the Iron City Commercial College of Pitts-
burg, so extensively known throughout
the country for the superior advantages it
affords, continues its sessions without inter-
ruption throughout the year, young men
would do well to prepare themselves at once
for business by a course of training in this
popular institution.
Army Correspondence.
QuARTERS, CoxMPANY H., 4th Reg. Pa. Vol.
Ar WasmiNaron, B. C., May 11.
Eprrors WarcaMaN :—In a rumber of
your paper, which reached us # few days
since, I noticed what purported to be a list
of the members of the Eagle Guards. The
list referred toscontained the names of many
who are not now members, whilst the names
of others were omitted. By request, I en-
close a correct list of the 77 members now
in service. Perhapsit would not be amiss
for me in this connection, to give a brief
statement of our departure from Annapolis.
After a stay of two weeks at Annapolis,
notwithstanding the beauties of the Naval
grounds, and the ‘‘pleasurable exercise’ of
making a railroad from the wharf to the de-
pot, to convey provisions for the 5000 troops
at that place, the thousands stationed along
the line, and the 30,000 now in Washington,
time began to hang heavy on our hands, and
it was with pleasure that we heard the ans
nounceinent to *¢ prepare for march ” ring
forth from the stentorian lungs of Orderly
Hughes, on Wednesday, 1 P. M. After
some delay at the depot, our regiment en-
tered the cars, and were soon enroute for
the Capitol. Nearly all the soil is of =
sandy nature, and consequently a very poor
foundation for a road, cars running scarcely
more than 8 or 10 miles per hour. At An-
napolis Juntion we waited over an hour for
the arrival of the Baltimore train. The |P!
Junction is a hot-bed of Secessioniats, and
nothing but fear keeps them in subjection.
Thousands of acres ile between Annapolis,
«worn out,” the result, no doubt, of the
“peculiar” modus operandi of cultivation.
Arriving at Washington by sundown, we
took quarters in the First Congregational
Church, where we still are. Thus, notwith-
standing our detention at Perryville and
Annapolis, we were the first Centre county
troops here. Since our arrival, our time has
been for rhe most part at our dispesal, which
affords opportunity to ¢ see the sights.” —
We know nothing about what our move-
ments will be next. Reports are being
constantly circulated to create sensation ar-
ticles for the press. The feeling in Wash-
ington is almost unanimous for Union. A
gentleman from Western Virginia, tells me
this morning that if Virginia did secede,
Western Virginia would resist it with arms.
Maryland will not go out of the Union. The
U. S. troops passing through Baltimore were
cheered vociferously and protected by a
body of police 500 strong. All public build-
ings, churches and many large private
dwellings are used as quarters for troops.—
A New Jersey recruit was shot on Wednes-
day by one of the mounted police. It is
said that the act was unjustifiable and that
the police will undoubtedly be hung. Two
regiments left yesterday, for what purpose,
1t is not known. It is undoubtedly the ob-
ject of the President to retake all the public
property go that there will certainly be fight-
ing done, though perhaps not for some time.
We have received what is intended for our
uniform. It consists of grey pants, Ken-
tucky Jean blouse. clumsy shoes, the whole
surmounted by a blue cap. Think we will
change quarters this afternoon. Where, I
do not know ; probably to a position a half
mile out of the city, where they are erecting
quarters for the troops the city cannot find
room for, The health of our company has
been remarkably good, with the exception
of two members who have been sent home.
Capt. Snyder is well, and is showing him-
self toward his men a gentleman and sol-
dier, as he is. Lieut. Blair is ever among
us with his left hand in his pocket always
ready and willing to assist us, and keeping
a constant lookout for our welfare. It is
impossible to write more on account of the
tumult kept up by members of another com-
pany. More anon. J. F. HoLABAN.
1st Liewt—Wu. H. Brag.
2d ¢ —Wm. L. Raphile.
1st O. S.—Jas. P. Hughes.
2d * —Evan R, Goodfellow.
3d ¢ —John 8. Boell.
4th « —Jos. A. Clark.
1st Corp.—Wm. OC, Davis.
2d ¢¢ —das. Dowling.
8d ‘ —Charles Glenn.
4th < —L. B. Holt.
Levi Bowers, Joseph Shelby,
Robt. Hinton,
Philip Bradley,
Daniel Powers,
J. F. Holahan,
Stanley Keyes,
Henry Sands,
Alex. Drawker,
Sam’l. L. Miller,
John Sweiler,
Calvin Waltz,
John A. Wilson,
Andrew Doyle,
Wm. Clark,
Joseph Funk,
Thomas Helt,
as. (I. Anderson,
Micheal Laughlin,
Edward Bland,
Jas. D. Culp,
G. W. Garner,
T. B. Hamilton,
F. T, Antis,
Wm. H. Shultz,
John Barger,
Jacob Lehr, Constance Barger,
Samuel Huey, G. H. Nicely,
Wm. Wilson, Henry Twitmire,
R. C. Hollabaugh, Hugh Martin,
A E. Emminbhise,
A. T. Schnell,
Jas. B, Curtin,
Geo. W. Funk,
Jas. Barger,
Wendel Swerd,
Henry Kembolt,
Daniel Swyers,
James Hays,
John C. Henry,
Edward Dowling, G. G. Wyland,
John Funk, Wm. I. Mackey,
Wm, McLenahan, Wm. W. Wetsler,
Ira Knoll, * Emery Hutton,
Charles Fell,
Simeon Bathurst,
Edward Spears,
Wm. Shirk,
George Young,
D. H. Parsons,
Thos. Ammerman,
James Powers,
Richard Miles,
Jas. E. McCartney,
Frank Mullen,
* C. P. Steel,
George Uox,
A. Harshbarger,
* Discharged on account of sickness.
eerie meeevemesers
_ THe health of Heury A. Wise, of Virginia,
is reported by the Richmoud papers to be
very precarcious.
Importait from Baltimore and the South.
Bavtimorg, May 26.—The three hundred
troops which had been stationed on the line
of the Northern Central Railway passed en
route for Washington to-day.
Gen. CADWALADER’S troops encamped
here are doing well: They are visited by
large numbers of the citizens.
The best}information from Washington and
points farther South represent that all the
rumors of fighting near Alexandria and at
Sewall’s Point are totally ufounded. Af-
fairs in Washington are said to be quiet.—-
A gentleman who left Wheeling list night
says that the Unicn feeling there is intense
and several preminent Secessionists have
been driven from the City. The Western
Virginians are determined to support the
From passengers who passed through Hat -
per’s Ferry at noon to-day, I learn that all
1s quiet there. At the Point of Rocks, where
the mails and passengers are daily transfer-
red, the travel haa been obstructed by so mi-
ning an immense rock that it overhangs the
— and is ready to be toppled over‘on the
track at any moment. The road is also guar-
ded by the Virginians.
Col. Wilcox, the commandent here, has is-
sued a proclamation, instituting strict mar-
tial law. Capt. Whittlesey, of the Michigan
regiment, is appointed Provost Marshall, and
Company H, of that regiment, selected as
city police. The citizens are assured that
they will be protected in their persons prop-
erty and slaves. All public property will be
respected, unless the United States forces
are attacked. tThe citizens are not permitted
to enter or leave the city, without a written
ass. All outrages or cxcesses by the Fed-
eral soldiers wil be promptly punished if
The pickets of the United States forces
here were last night fired upon and the
troops called to arms in consequence, but
nobody was hurt.
The Seventh New York Regiment will re-
turn home, on Wednesday.
Strong and extensive entrenchments are
being erected by the United States forces on
the Virginia Heights, which entirely com-
mand the approaches to Alexandria.
The body of Jackson, who shot Ellsworth,
has been taken to Fairfax county for burial.
All the furniture has been removed from the
Marshall House, and itis now in the posses-
sion of the United States troops.
1t is reported hero that the troops now a
the Relay House are to go up the road
towards iri Ferry to-morrow, and that
the Philadelphia regiments will go the Relay,
whilst this post will be occupied by the
recruits recently mustered here.
The statements that the track has been
torn up at Harper's Ferry are mot true, as
trains are arriving from beyond that point.
A regiment arrived over the Northern
Central 10ad this afternoon, and marched
through the western section of the city, tak-
ing the road to Catonsville.
Mr. MERRYMAN is still in custody at Fort
McHenry. It is reported that there are
several charges agrinst him. An effort will
be made to-morrow to obtain a writ of ha-
beas corpus, but 1t is said that this will be
resisted by orders from the Government.
Several heavy columbiads were mounted
on Fort McHenry to-day,
The Marshall House is the hotel in which
Gen. Washington stopped, and Col. Ells-
worth was shot near the door of the cham-
ber that Washington occupied.
Seargent Butterworth, of the New York
Zouaves, was shot last night by M O'Neal,
of the same corps, who was acting as sentry
and receiving no reply to his challenge fired
and instantly killed the former. Butterworth
unfotunately was a stutterer, and his failing
to answer was caused by this infirmity.
There are now about 6.000 Federal troops
within and camped in the vicinity of Fort-
ress Monroe.
E:citement in West Chester.
West Crester, May 26.—Orders were
received at Camp Wayne, yesteday, for the
Ninth and Eleventh Regiments to hold them-
selves in readiness to march at a moment’s
notice and if other orders were not sent, for
the Ninth to leave for Philadelphia at 5 A M
on Sunday morning, and the Eleventh to
follow the next day.
These orders, coupled with the informa-
tion of ths assassination of the heroic ELLs:
woRTi, and the probable march on Norfolk
and Sewall’s Point, created the most intense
excitement throughout the camp. The men
seemed ¢ eager for the fray,” and on all
sides there was a hurrying to and fro. The
men took a hasty glance at their muskets.
Their traps were soon packed, guards were
sent out to pick up the stragglers, and over
the whole camp ran a murmur of satisfac-
tion that they would soon have an opportu-
nity to revenge the murder of Col. ELrs-
About noon a large lot of equipments were
received * they comprised a complete outfit
for the Eleventh, (except overcoats and
pants,) caps and shoes for the Ninth. The
uniform is that worn by the volunteers in
the Mexican war, and similar to those pow
used by the ¢ Scott Legion.”
The pants and caps were distributed a-
mong the Ninth, and are deserving of notice.
They are well made, and of good material.
The Eleventh are now pretty well rigged,
and owing to the untiring exertions of their
officers they will compare favorably with
other Regiments.
This morning the Ninth marched to the
depot of the Media road, reached the city,
and went immediately down the Baltimore
road, bound for New Castle, Deleware.
The Eleventh go to Havre de Grace to-day.
Alarmat Alexandria.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 1861.—The capi-
tal, and indeed the entire country, was
thrown to great excitement this forenoon,
by the circulation of reports to the effect
that a pitched battle was going on between
the belligerent forces in the neighborhood of
Arlington Heights. Annexed is a narrative
of the events which gave rise to the reports
alluded to:
About eleven o’clock this forenoon the
picket guard of the Twelfth New York regi-
ment was attacked, half a mile beyond Ar-
lington Heights. by about seven hundred
and fifty infantry of the rebels. Only a few
shots were fired by the rebels. The latter
returned the fire, and hastened to the main
body to give the alarm, when the Twelfth
Regiment were called to arms. The Seventh
New York Regiment being near the Twelfth,
was also soon in marching order, having
been fired upon by a body of cavalry without
doing harm. The two regiments—the Sev-
enth and Twelfth—were soon in line of bat-
tle. As soon as the rebels discovered they
were about to be attacked by the Iederal
forces, they fled. Pursuit was made, but
| the rebels being good runners, escaped.
Testimonials to the Lamented Dead.
New York, May 26.—The remains of
Col. EvLsworTH arrived here early this morn-
ing, and were received by a deputation of
the fund Committe and two members of
each company of the Fire Department.
The remains were escorted to the Astor
House and placed iu charge of the family of
the deceased. 7
~ Private funeral services were held therc in
the afternoon, after which the body lay in
state for two hours in the Governor’s Room
in the City Hall,
The remains were then escorted to the
steamer Francis Skiddy, on which they left
for Troy, by a proeession both large and
impressive. The Eleventh, Fifty-fifth, First
and Third Regiments, the two latter being
dismounted cavalry, formed the escort, while
the firemen turned out in great numbers.—
The streets through which the funcral pro-
cession marched were lined with people, who
by uncovered heads and other demonstra-
tions of respect, paid a heartfelt tribute to
the deceased.
In the midst of the procession was the
banner of the New York Fire Department,
shrouded in mourning. The flags all over
the city are at half mast, and many are drap-
ed in black.
Union Vote in Western Virginia.
Marierra, Ohio, May 26.—We have the
following election returns from Western
Virginia :
Berkley, 700 | Morgan, 400
Wood, 1695 | Loudon, 1000
Ritchie, 378 | Wirt, 300
Jackson, 400 | Doddridge, 550
Pleasant, 158 | Taylor, 790
Barbour, 350 | Wetzell, 1
Marion, 450 | Cabell, 650
Mason, 1700 | Preston, 500
Kanawha, 1200
Harrison, 1000 | Total, 11,532
The office of the Parkersburg News, a Se-
cession print, was completely demolished,
on Friday night, by a crowd of Union men,
who considered it their duty to stop its is-
The Southern Postal Service.
WasmyGron, May 26.—Postmaster-Gen-
eral BLAir has issued the following order: —
All the Postal service in the States of Vir-
ginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor-
gia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisi-
ana, Arkansas and Texas will be suspended
from and after the 31st instant. Letters
for offices temporarily closed by this order,
will be forwarded to the Dead letter Offico,
except those for Western Virginia, which
will be sent to Wheeling.
in the Diamond, and get a suit of Spring and Sura-
mor Clothing at Reduced Prices.
“ang the banner on the cuter wall,
*‘That the people may know where to call.
A. STERNBERG & CO. is the place to buy all
kinds of Mens’ and Boys’ clothing cheaper than
at any other establishment in this vicinity.
THE WAR MOVEMENT is driving numbers
for Clothing, Hats, Caps and Furnishing Goods to
NEW GOODS received every woek, and gold
cheapar than ever at
Bellefonte May 30, 1861.
Our citizens have for many years been
in the habit of going to distant cities for their
Bugies and Carriages, thus depreciating diseoun-
tenancing our home manufactories, and giving
to foreign eatablishinents the patronage that should
properly be extended to our own. The neatncss
of tho foreign geve it the preference, over tho
home manufactured vehicle, and little atten‘ion
was paid to thoir durability. I have just opened
a manufactury on Penn street near Bishop, hav-
ing had an extensive and varied expereance at
Coach making in all its departments, feel confi-
dent that I can turn out work combining with a
finish equal to that of any city establishment a
degree of durability never found in city work. 1X
respectfully invite inspection of my work by per
sons desirous to purchase.
Repairing of all kinda done on the shortest no
May 30, 1861. S. A. M'QUISTION.
S. T. SuvGerr ) In the Common Pleas of
vs. Centre County.
E. 8. Frrem, No. 132 Apr, Term, "61.
Al. Ejectment for a tract of land situate in the
township of Rush, in the county of Centre, con-
taining three hundred and acres or thereabouts,
bounded on the north and northwest by Mosisano n
Creek, on the east and northeast by a tract in tho
warrantee name of Paul Zantzinger, on the South
and southwest by a tract in the warrantee name
of Sebastiar. Graff, tbeing part of a larger tract
which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by
letter patent, dated the 6th day of April 1861,
granted and confined to Frederick Bates, serive-
ner, of Philadelphia,
And now to wit : April 23d, 1861, on motion of
D. G. Bush, Attorney for Peff. Rule, granted on
Deft to’ appear and plead on or before next Term
or Judgment, notice to be given by publication
(describing the land) in ono newspaper published
in Centre county for sixty days.
Certified from Record this 3d day of May, A.
D., 1861 JNO. T. JOHNSTON,
May 16, 1861. Prothonotary.
is the store for Blacksmiths.
ia the store for Carpenters,
fs the store for Baddlers.
is the store for Tinners.
is the store for Builde rs.
For Bellows, Anvils, paints, Glass &e., &o.,
go to YES! Todsal > J. HoPrMAY.
CANDIES! To dealers I3 cents per pound
May 10 61 Lewistown Pa.
Having disposed of the DaMocrATIC
WarcnMAN Office all persons knowing themselves
indebted either to the firm of Seely & Barnhart,
or the undersighed, will please come forward and
make immediate settlement of their accounts.—
The business must be closed as speedily as pos-
sible and all porsons neglecting this notice be-
yond a reasonable time will find their accounts in
the hands of a proper officer for collection. My
undivided attentionshall be given to this business
until it is settled.
May 9th 61. J.S. BARNHART.
Notice is here by given that letters
testamentary on the Estate of Andrew Martin,
late of Walker Township, deceased, have been
granted te the subscriber, who reqests (all those
indebted to said estate, to make immediate pay-
ment, and all Hiess liaving denpanis aysimgl oot
Estate, to present them them duly au ato
for sotilomont. WM. MARTIN.
May 10, 61.—6t. Lzecutor. |
Ayer’s Cathartic Pills.