Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 08, 1862, Image 2

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    JOE W. FOREY, 1 5.
P.GRAY MEEK, | Editors
Friday Morning Aug. 8, 1862.
Bemocratic County Convention.
By order ¢f the Standing'Cummittee, the Dem-
ograiic Convention of Centro ‘County will meet
at the Cevrr House in the Borough of BELLE-
FONTR on Muesduy the 2th of August ati
o'elock, P. ». Mcetings for the ‘selection of dol-
egates to eaid convention will be held in the sey-
eral townships and borsughs, at their res ceive
places of holding elections on SATURDAY eke 234
day of August:
le Dr
Hox. Jas. T. Hats, and IL N. Medruts
TER, Esq., addressed the *“War meeting” on
Saturday last, urging men to volunteer. —
Now, this is all right and proper, but we
would suggest to these gentlemen, that they
enroll themselves as volunteers, and thus set
the example. That would be true patriot
ism, and would be proof positive that they
were in earnest. To be sure this communi-
ty would miss them a little, but then, con.
sidering the cause they were engaged in, it
wouid try and reconcile itself to their de.
Of course, they arc prominent men here,
but that is the very reason why they should
volunteer !' It would have a good effect. —
Other men have gone to war as good by na-
ture as Jas. T. Iale and 1. N. McAllister.
Why should not they go and spill some of
thew blood, if need be, for the country
which they profess to love so well. Cer-
tainly they are 2hundan ly able to go— their
families would not suffer in their absence. —
Besides all this, they would get a bounty,
month’s pay, &e. Certainly their country
needs them. We can spare them about as
well as anybody else in town, and, in view
of the great crisis which is now upon us,
we cannot conceive how, in the name of
Heaven, a couple of such staut, «bio vied
men as they, can stay at home! Go, James
T. Hale and 11. N, McAlister, go, for God’s
sake. go!
i SNS yee all
05=By a recent order of General Pope,
imo private property will hereafter be pro-
tected along the line of operations sf his Di-
vision. We presume, therefore, that his sol-
diers, it they be so disposed, will have full
liberty to rifle every house they come across,
and in mere wantonness to destroy every
thing that they cannot take away with them.
At least this would seem to bo the meaning
+ of this, if not infamous, at least very injudi-
cious order. It we mistake not, the cause
of Gen. Mitchell's arrcs¢ in Alabama, was the
{act that his soldiers were permitted, with
out reproof, to plunder private residences,
ravish the women, destroy property, and do
other actions equally unworthy of the char-
acter of gentlemen or soldiers. We cannot
bat regret this order of General Pope's, as
tending to create a spirit of lust and plunder
among the troops, which will no doubt bring
‘upon fhicw, the tenfold hatred of the Souths
ern people, and which, if carried out, will
<ertainly be no honer to them or their braver
but wistaken leader. Let us lope that ur
troops possess too much honor to indulge in
~ such excesses, or to wantonly destroy pris
vate properly.
A Draft Qrdered.
By rélerencerto sur news columa, it will
*be seen that a draft has at last been srdered
for 300,000 militia, 10 be cdiled immediately
iuto the service of the ‘United States, to
serve for nine months, unless sooner dise
charged. Besides the draft of the 300,
‘000 militia, drafting will also be resorted
to in order to fill up the first call for three
hundred thousand me, previded it is not
filled by the 15th of thug mensth.
Thus it will be seen that six ‘hundred
thousand meu have been called for by the
government, to “crush gut the rebellion’. Al
who now wish to receive the liberal bounty
offered by the government, will have to en-
list prior to the 15th inst.
———eee— aL
Dean oF tag Trarron TwiGus.—The
Richmond papers of the 18thiinst., announce
the death, at Augusta, Georgia, on the 15th,
of the rebel Major General Bavid E. Twiggs,
whose name was stricken by President Bu-
«chanan from the rolls of the 'U, S, Army as
a ‘‘coward and a traitor,’ for his infamous
«conduct in surrendering the U. §. troops
-and military postsmader ‘his command in
‘Texas, at the timo of the breaking out of
the rebellion. The stain which that act
left on his memory, has blotted out all the
reputation he had previously won as a loyal
soldier mn the war of 1812, and the hard
fought battles of Mexico. The honorable
testimonials which he received from his
country fell into the hands of Gen. Butler,
when Twiggs ran away from New Orleans,
and have been returned by that officer to
Washington. One is a sword presented by
Congress for good conduct at Monterey ;
another, a sword from the State of Georgia
for gallantry in Mexico, at various battles ;
and a third, a sword from the city of Aug-
usta for good conduct in the samo cam-
ER RR Sais =
A Reminiscence,
Oa the Fourth of July onc year ago, when
public excitement in regard to the war was
at the highest pitch, a meeting was held
the Court House to celebrate the day, at
which a number of speeches were made, and
quite ‘a patriotic spirit was exhibited. —
‘The principal orator on that occasion was a
clever young lawyer of this place. whose
smoothly-written and wdll-delivered addres
seemed to please the audience very ruch. —
‘We were presesit on that occasion and heard
the gentieman’s remarks, and we remémber
well how, after he had got under full head «
way and his bosom was swelling with pas
triotism, he exclaimed, with impassioned
earnestness, speaking in regard to the
“Belleforte Fencibles,” who were then ‘in
the army, but were shortly expented to res
turn home, “And when they come back,
WE will go!” This outburst brought ‘down
the house,” and the young gentleman ‘wus
loudly applauded.
Well, the *Fencibles” cathe ‘back, and
more men were needed. Bat did ‘we go ?
No—“ee” didn’t ! Instead of that, ‘ee’
is still in town, practising law and writing
cditorials, calling Demodrats “secessionists’’
aud “traitors,” for the Contial Press. But,
perhaps, when he said we will go, he meant
not himself, but somchody else. We do
not know how this may be, but until such
loud mouthed boasters set the example, can
it be wondered at that men are so slow to
volunteer ¥ We dislike to hvar men advis-
ing ard coaxing at others to join the army
while they lic back at their ease and cry,
“good God” or “good Devil,” as the case
way be. And we would state, for the ben-
cfit of those who are, apparently, nat aware
of the fact, that whenever a certain set of
nabobs around this town, who imagine they
are made of better clay than their poorer
neighbors, can be coaxed to volunteer, there
will not be half so much difficulty in getting
soldiers, and there will be very little need
of a bounty. !
These broadcloath gentry, however, se em
to think that if they make the speeches at
Fourth of July and War mectings, and loan
the County money for bounty at 7 per cent.
interest, their duty is done, and somebody
clse ought to do the fighting. We despise
such men as much as we honor the brave
heart who shoulders his musket and mareh-
es away to the bate ficld to defend his
country from her enemies for the sake of
the love he bears her, and without the hope
of reward. The time for speech-making has
gone by, and if the men who have hitherto
talked so leudly about their patiotism, wish
to establish their reputation for courage and
consistency, let them buckle on their sword
aud keep step to the music of the cannon.
The Central Press on Secession
The followmg article, which we copy
from the Central Press, of December Gth
1860, contains, probably, the Lest secession
doctrine we have ever seen, and certainly it
is the very doctrine for which the South 18
now contending. The editors of the Walch
man have been called ¢ traitors” sccession-
ists 7” and all the most infamous epithets in
the vocabulary, buat not one of our cnemics
can point out an instance where the Wares
man ever advocated such a doctrine ag the
following article contains. Let those who
are now se busy inciting the mob spirit of
this community against the Watchmau office,
tell us whether any threats of violence wer,
over made against the Press for the publi-
oation of this rank secession editorial, The
article is entitled Disunion,” and we ask
men of all parties to give ita candid peru-
* Disunion.”
We are tired of this prating about disun-
ion. If South Carolina wants to go out of
the Union, we say GOD SPEED HER, with
all ber cotton, debts and negroes. If any
of the other States want to go, LET THEM
Gi. We love the Union ; we love it for its
sacred memories, its blessed recollections. —
We love it for our present prosperity, our
increasing greatness. We love the bond,
for it is scaled with tne blood of our fore
fathers. Dut should any State wish to
break that seal, WE CAN SEE NO WAY
CION WILL NOT DO. A Conquered peo-
ple never make good citizens. Equality is
gur motto, and between the conquered and
conguerces no equality exists, Even if the
Latter do not feel the pride of their triumph,
the other will feel the basencss of their sub-
jugation. {f South Carolina wishes to se~
over cighty years she has been a member of
the Union. She has had time enough to
learn what are its advantages, and disad-
vantages, and now, if she thinks that she
can get along better without ns, IT WERE
she has threatened, but never fulfilled. —
Why should money be spent, and blood
spilt, to keep her, when she ig of no earthly
advantage tous. We, in pari, feed her
population, and pay the postage of the very
"letters that so vehemently call for secession.
Ve pass fugitive slave laws to catch her ne-
«grocs, and yet.when we ask for a taviff they
threaten nullification. They talk and act as
if we had all, and they nothing to Jose.—
They are traitors, overy one of them, and
OUT OF THE UNION. Her Senators and
Congressmen are a set of bombasts, who in
their wild fancies, imagine themselves an-
cient knights, created to avenge wrongs (of
their own make) and to guard the whole
South, while nine-tenths of the people, view
ing them dn thew proper lights, set them
down as a pack of arrant fools. Their
‘meaningless bluster may frighten the timid
‘but only exaites the scorn of the sober min-
ded. Dear as is the Umon to our heart,
fondly as we love it forthe sake of the great
names who made it, if disunion must come,
LET IT COME NOW. We deem it wrong,
a great evil, but if the evil'must be met. we
can see no reason for putting it off any long-
er. If South Qarolina thinks we are pliant
masses, casily pressed into any shape, the
sooner her wind is disabused the botter,-=—
We have soothed and coaxed until we are
tired of it. We would again say stay you
will do well by us,” - but if after this she
wants to secede, we say «“ GO AND STAND
[77 There has been many an instance in
‘which a rebel guerilla has aided in the mur-
der of loyal troops stationed for the protec.
tion of his own property.
027" The Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Company have subscribed $25,000 to the
Volunteer Fund of Philadelphia Oily
The Bounty.
No doubt bat the ‘war meeting” held in
this place on Saturday last, the full pro-
ceedings of which are to be sien in another
part of to-day’s paper, will be looked upen,
and especially by these who ware particu-
larly interested ih 1t, as quite a patiotic ef.
fort on their part to ‘sustain the Govern-
ment’ and “suppress the rebellion.” Now
we do not wish to cavil or find fault with
the proceedings of the mich who took an ac
tive part in the meeting, but simply to
glance at the motives which #ctuated theth,
dd show tv the public the patriotism of a
certain class of men who cry war, war, and
stigmatize as “traitors” all who do not join
‘in the bloody echo with them.
The meeting was called for ‘the phrpose
‘of raising money to be given as botinty to
those enlisting under the new call—and here
let us ‘ask, why a bounty is not provided for
the then who are already in the army 2 If
those who are now going must, receive fifty
dollars extra, Why hot givs the ones who
went at the first call 1 equal bounty ?—
"Have they not shown themselves worthy
tho kind consideration of those whose liber
ality prompts them to hold out extra induce-
ments for volunteers at this date 2 1s” jt
right, just or fair that men enlisting now
for nine months, should receive more pay
than those gone for the war? Tt was gener:
ally believed that the cxtra bounty would
be raised by denation—by free-will offs r-
ings of the wealthy men of our couuty —but
no, that would be too much of a sacrifice for
them. The poor laborer, in their estima-
tion, could do the figating and pay their
oten bounty ; but they would LOAN them
the moncy, provided the best of security
was given, an. the highest rate of interest
paid for its use. This was agrecd to by the
Commissioners, and another debt of over
$13,000 fastened to the backs of the labora
ers of this county.
The money which these “last cent and
last drop of blood” men should have given
with a willing hand and cheerful heart,
could only be had by giving the bonds of
Uentre county as security for its payment —
and not only this, but the interest on this
money must be paid annually for five years,
whach, if computed closely, will amount to
almost 6% per cent. or ! per cent more than
lawful interest.
The custom of landlords in this county,
is to make their tenants pay all taxes ; so it
can casily be seen who foots the bills. The
laboring man who rents a farm, and he who
owns a litle hut, and works by the day for
subsistence for himself and family, though
they enlist and receive the bounty now of-
fered, will pay more of that bounty them-
selves than the aristocratic lordiings whose
wealth is counted by thousands, and whose
farms are stretched in every part of the
Let us hear no more now of the patriotism
otism of those who pretend to repre-
sent the “people of the county.” Their
gnooonado and homo guard demonstrations
will pass no longer for ““love of country’’—
their vain boasting and silly balderdash will
be understood hereafter and appreciated ae-
cordingly. Their “last cent and last drop
of blood” will no doubt be sacrificed, but it
will be in trying to rob the honest laborer of
his hard carned mite.
1s it just or right that the poor, hard fisted
working man—the farmer and mechanic—
should pay the taxes and do the fighting,
while a set of broadcloth pettifogzers—mon-
ied nabobs— and abolition preachers are per-
mitted to remain at home, and cry on, on ?
Gezeral Halleck,
By a recent order of the President, Major
General lenry W. Halleck, has been made
Commander-in Chief of ali the land forces
of the United Stats. This appointment was
made by the advice of Generals Scott and
McClellan, and we have no doubt will result
in much good to the army and the country.
We believe the position was first offered to
McClellan, bat he, preferring to remain in
active service with the army of the Potomac,
reccommended Halleck as the most suitable
man for the post. Gen, Halleck thus be-~
comes Generalissimo of all our forces, and
to him the country will now look as the
prime director of all their movements.
Our armies thus being under the control
of one head, will be enabled to act more m
concert and to move more wigorously.—
Probably the greatest piece of folly that has
been committed since this war commenced,
was the relieving of General McClellan from
the supreme command of the army, and its
assumption by the, President and’ Secictary
of war. Since that time, with the excep.
tion of Gen. McClellan’s own Division,
where he commanded in person, scarcely
anything but disaster has attended our arms
—all owing to the fact that a brilliant mili-
tary genius had been removed from the
head of the army, and his place filled by a
couple of civilians, who, no matter how
high their political positions or how worthy
and patriotic they may otherwise have been,
were, beyond a doubt, totally unfitted for
the tremendous responsibility which, by this
action, they thus arrogated to themselves.
That General Halleck is fit for the high
position to which he has been called, we
think there can be no doubt. By his cam-
paign ire the West, he has proven himself an
officer and soldier of the first class, and we
hope that he may be equally as successful
in his new sphere of duty, and that under
him, the Aimcrican army may loose none of
the laurels which if won and wore under the
leadership of the illustrious and immortal
ter pre tftp peri eeerrs
IZ We can tell the contemptible pups
pies who have been trying to injure us, by
circulating the report that One Iundred
copies of the Watchman had been returned
after our last issue, that their lies have
added to our subscription list thirty-eight
newnames. Bu t two papers have been diss
continued, since Mr. Alexander's retires
ment, and our books will show an increase
of over cue hundred,
10 LL
177 "Read Vallandisgbam’s speech on the
outside of to day's paper.
What They Think of Us.
The following roticcs, copied from & num-
ber of eur exchanges, we give as a matter
of curiesity, in order to sow the difference
in the opinions entertainell of us by our
cotemporaries. Jtwill be seen that we
catch ¢ particular thunder’® from some of
them, while others are disposed to deal
more leniently with us.
Our FrieNps iv BELEEFONTE were doubt-
less as much amused as we were ourselves,
on reading the bitierness with which the
Democratic Watchman, in its last issue, as.
sails the proprietor of the TeLEGRAPI. This
surprise, ¢n our part, is increased by the
fact that neither of the young gentlemen ?)
‘whose names appear as the ostensible edi-
tors of that journal, have ever had any bu-
siness or social intercouse with the proprie-
tor and editor of this journal, so that they
speak in regard to matters which are basely
false, and venturean opinion in respest to
one whom, we venture to assert, neither
Furey or Meck have ever scen. But what
will the democratic friends of - Mr. Furey
think, when we state that he actually ap-
plied for employment as a writer for the col-
umns of the TereGrapn? Doubtless his
failure to get into the confidence of Mr. Berg-
ner has had much to do with the insolence
and slang with which he assails that gentle-
man, and, therefore, we contemn, pity and
scorn the man who would thus appeal for
the recognition of a gentleman, and make
his failure to succeed to that, the motive for
unmanly and cowardly assault. If Furey
and Meck progress in their present course,
they will soon become ornaments of ¢ough-
faccism and slander, fit for service in more
extensive fields of treason and falsehood,
than those afforded amid the vales and foun-
tains of the loyal portion of Centre county.
Men who thus utter personal slang, have
stomach for that treason which gives an .in-
ceniive to all their political differences. —
Harristurg Telegraph, =
The Bellefonte Watchman, a « Democrat
ic'” organ, copies an article from a semi re
bel newspaper in Tennessee, in which the
writer says that the shortest way to end the
war would be to place President Lincornx
his Cabinct and both Houses of Uongress in
one line. and Jeft Davis. his Cabinet and
Congress in another, and put in their hands
pen, ink, paper, powder and bullets, then
invite them either to sign a treaty of peace,
or shoot at cach other until all the parties
would lie dead upon the field. :
Such a writer deserves the gallows, and
any one who copies and endorses such ar
ticles deserves to be drawn and quartered.
Such men cught to preach moderation to
Abolitionists, and lay treason at the door
of him who desires to tear up this rebellion
by the roots.— Holluiayshurr Whig.
“ Dogs, delight to bark and bite,” w hén
they have teeth. Jones of the Patriot &
Union, and two other filthy curs connected
with the Bellefonte Watchman can bark un
til they get tired of the amusement. They
will not disturb us in the least. Their mas
ters may receiveour attenti on,— Hunting-
don Globe.
Evrroriar Covrrrsies,— Within the past
two weeks our sanctum has been honored
with tke presence of J. B, Bratton, Esq., of
the Carlisle Volunteer and P, Gray Meck
Esq, of the Bellefonte Watchman. They
are good fellows, both of them, and publish
spirited papers and we are rejoiced to know
that their incomes will warrant the recrea-
tions in which they were indulging. — Lewis
town Dem. 3
027A first class notice—The Bellefonte
Watchman’s notice of the Huntingdon
Globe.—Hollidayshdrg Standard.
The Bellefonte Watchman, one of the
most contemptible Jeff Davis truckling
sheets with which we have ever defiled our
fingers, says ;— From other scctions of
the country wo have news of great uprisings’
and of men enlisting by the hundreds, but
here all is quiet and nobody seems to be in
the least concerned.” We. cannot believe
that there is a township or town in the loyal
States wherein the people are unconcerned
as to the fate of the country, unless per»
chance, there should be a locality habited
by such truth perverters and treason abet-
tors as the men who edit the Watchman.
Nor would they be unconcerned. Their con
cern however, would not be for the perpes
tuity of the Union, but for the success of
the Southern Confederacy. If the people
of Bellefonte or Centre County, are at all
imbued with the sentiments promulgated by
the Watchman, we do not: wonder that they
are unconcerned, and that they ‘are willing
to ict the Union slide. These conelusions
are deduced from editorials which appeared
inthe last number of that paper.,— Altoona
Tribunc, :
IZ=The Bellefonte Watchman— after ap
unexplained absence of several weeks—is
again on our table, enlarged to its former
size, and under the control of Messers. J,
W. Furey and P. Gray Meek. ‘The Watch.
man is a live paper, and from the: tone of
this number, we should think the Democra-
cy of Mother Centre are bound to make
Brown Abolitiomsm and shoddy patriotism
go under” in that county.—Clearficld
Republican. i
[77 We neglected to mention * last week,
that our young and talented friend, P. Gray
Meck, has again become one of the editors
of the Watchman. Gray is a ready and
spirited writer, and an uncompromising
Democrat. = We are pleased to have Mr.
Meck connected with the Democratic press
of this county, as his services will be of val=
ue to the party. —Centre Berichter
[Z=Mr. Alexander retires from (he Belle
fonte Watchman, and P. Gray Meck again
assumgs his former position. The firm now
is Furey & Moek and we expect to sec the
paper conducted Meckly Fureyous or Fue
reyously Meck !— Selinsgrove Times.
Sacrirics oF SoutnerN UNioN MEN.—A
correspondent of the Mobile Adusrtiser says
that the family of Hon. Mr. Wicklifte, the
M, C. from Kentucky, has entirely deserted
him on account of his adhercnce to the
Union cause, Three of his sons arc in the
rebel army, his two danghters, one married
to Judge Merrick, formerly of Washington,
and the other to Senator Yulee, have given
him up, and even his wife declares that she
cannot side with him, and will never’ again
cross the Ohio. That is what the border
State patriots have to suffer, and yet the |
craven abolition radicais at Washington—
inand out of Congress—cooly contemn him
and tarn a deaf ear to their warnings and
err GP
7 Minister Cameron has arrived at St.
Petorsburg and has had an interview with
the Emperor. According to strict etiquette
audiences are not granted to Ministers till
some time after their arrival, but in this
case it was almost immediately. granted. —
The Czar showed a clear knowledze of
American atlairs, and exprossed a desire for
the permanency of the Amcrican Goverus
In these days of National trouble, * the
office should seck the man, not the man the
office.” While the Democracy would seem
to have but little chance of selecting the man
to represent this district in Congress, it is
still proper that they should present a man
eminently fit for the place, in whose integ-
rity, ability aud patriotism cvery man in {he
district would have full confidence. We
firmly believe that upon the Democratic
party, and upon such action of the party as
indicated above, depends the salvation of
toe nation. After finding men of the qual.
ification described the next inquiry of Dem-
ocratsis fairly as to availibility. With these
views, the judgement of many in this coun.
ty, is that 8. T. SnuGarr, Esq., of Bellefonte
should be the nominee, In this we fully
concur, but ashe has not been consulted
we feel unwilling to announce him as a can-
didate. He has had much experience in the
Government as an officer of the Patent De-
Department at Washington, in which ' he
displayed so much ability that, appointed
by Van Buren, he continued in it up to the
advent of the Lincoln administration, and is
still appealed to ih important casés of difs
ficulty. Born and raised in Centre County,
the people know him well as ant onest and
able man, modest and unasuming, but firm
as the Allegheny mountains. In these times
of no-party patriotism, so loudly professed
by the Republican, be ought to réccive the
support of all parties, for ke was trusted
and confided in by the Democracy of the pe
riod of '30 to 40, by the Whigs of 40 to
’44, by the Democrats of '52 to 60, and he
was always faithful to his trust and the con
fidence reposed in him. At all times firmly
and truly a Democrat, his worth as a man
and his efliciency as an officer have defied
party rancor aud kept bun for. an unusual
period in high official position under all par-
ties. Heisa man of the purests morals
and most studious habits, and in every res.
pect unobjectionable,
The greedy office hunters of the Republi-
can party are almost t caring cach other’s
eyes out to obtain the Congressional nom-
ination on their side. Tf they nominate
some who aspire to the position, we be'ieve
there would be a chance of clecting such an
eminently fit and trustworthy manas My.
Shugert, and we therefore ‘read ily comply
with the request of many Democrats and
present his name.—Clinton Demuérat.
————— ee et) rrr
[From the Caucausian.
The Stick- Plaster Currency.
“A thing of heanty is a joy forever.”
Thus wrote the delicate Keats, but Keats
never knew the luxury of a stick plaster
currency. Postage stamps, gummed with
the best adhesive, sticking to sweaty fingers
were unknown in his primitive age. If
Congress had not adjourned it is believed that
it would have made molasses candy » legal
tender by this time. Tt seemed to be trying
to invent a currency that would stick to peo:
ple. It is such a general complaint that
money can not be kept, that it was evident
ly the bright idea of this congress to give
the people srmething that would stick to
them. Just think, too, how delightful this
currency is for my business! With hands
all wet from compounding drinks, I am just
prepared to finger postage stamps! How
they do stick though ! By the way why
not make plug tobacco a legal tender 2—
Have it put up in “cuds” from one cent up
wards in price—it would he just the thing
That would not stick. Those who use snuff
might put 1tin envelopas, after the fashion
of postage stamps, If the war is to: contin<
ue a year or two longer I go infor the “le.
gal tender cuds.” Away with the post age
stamp nuisance. It has caused more profan-
ity since its adoption than can be atoned for
in a twelve month, If it is not speedily’
abolished, I shall begin to . think seriously
about retiring from ¢
BrmNp tne Counrsr.
Not Two of Them Alike:
1t i3 curious to flotice the captions. or
headings the opposition papers place over
their State ticket. We have balf a dozen
Repultican papers on our table before us.
Wo will take them up one at a time, and
Jot down the words used by cach as a head
ang for their ticket. No. 1 hoists the ticket
and places over 1t ‘the caption, “Republican
State Ticket.” *' No. 2 heads ijt “People’s
State Ticket.” No, 3 Union Republican
State Ticket.” No. 4 “Peoples Union State
Ticket.” No. 5 “State Ticket.” No. 6,
““Upion State Ticket.” “7 ' = *
It is evident therefore, that our utterly
unprincipled opponents are at a loss fo know
under what name they are again to cheatthe.
people. They have sailed under so many
names, and have professed so many
different creeds, that at present they are
without cither name or creed. Each one
appears to Lave concluded to go: upon: his
own hook, and practice a guerrilla warfare
against the. Democracy. But, they are
doomed men : burnt brandy cannot save
them. They are bound to Bo under on the
second Tuesday of October, and all the ali.
asses they fight under willonly exhibit, their
dishonesty and increase the majority against
them. The people thank God, have at last
got their eyes open to the real designs of
the desperate Abolition faction, and are pan-
ting for the day to arrive, that will afford
them an opportunity to express, their detes-
tation of the mischief makers at the ballot
box. The 8th of October will tell the tale,
Messers. Republican Secessionists, and you
may as well prepare for the swift retribu-
tion that will on that day overtake you.—
Carlisle Vol.
[77 One might think that the rebels would
be very willing to fight. If they are killed,
they go where there are even more rebels
thax they leave behind them. :
Our anaconda, feeling a little
ill, and being advised to “take |
soniething” “is about ‘to ‘take
Richmond. — Prentice.
, Qommunities arc made up of, andividuals,
and Sometimes become as nad 48 the: indi.
vidual man ; and some future time, when
society is better systemized and improved,
wars, which are usually mere paroxysms of
national madness, may be prevented by *‘in
tervention,’’ just as his neighbors are foreed
to intervene to take care of the individual
madman in their midst. * That one half of
the American people ere absolutely mad, ut-
terly lunatic ac this moment, will be as
clear to the next gencration as that two and
two make four, and indeed is as absolutely
demonstrable to the reason of those whose
intellects are now in a healthy state, as any
other phenomenon susceptible of positive
proof, And the causes of this madness’ are
50 pawpable, thai the disease itself admitg
of no doubt er dispute—for those under its
influence are not only mad, but necessarily
mad, and will of course continue mad until
the causes in question are removed or ex-
ploded.. The anti-slavery party of the North
mistake the negro for a being like them-
selves, and all their acts. being based on this
foundation falsehood, of course such acts
must be equally false, perverse and abnor-
wal, They have the machinery of govern-
ment in their hands, and strive to wield it
as an instrument for forcing the people of
the South to change their relations to their
negroes and into the same freedom, as they
term it. With their diseased perceptions
of the negro, and endowing him, in their
perverse fancies, with the nature and wants
of the white man, they revel in a world of
hobgoblins and “visions dire,” and thus
while they really believe themselves 1.form-
crs and progressives, they are simply encv
mics of society, and at war with all that is
vital and valuable in American civilization
as well as Républican institutions.
The react ion of such a party on the South
called into existence a faction almost as ex
treme as themselves, whose only cure for
the Abolition lunacy was to run away from
it, to abandon the whole. history of the
past, and all the prestige and grandeur of
the great Republic for a “Southern Confed~
craay,”’ that is, not éven without several de-
grees of the South ! But this reactionary
movement would have cured itself, if left
alone, for the great majority of the Souths
ern people would have actually laughed the
Yanceys and Rhetts out of their illogical
and rash ¢ capade of secession, if in an evil
hour, northern madness had not resorted to
the old barbaric method of force, and thus
driving the entire southern people into mak-
ing common cause with the extremists. —
The Government in the hands of the anti-
slaveryits, those who construe the Federal
Constitution as equally including negroes,
and who stand pledged to use its prestige
for revolutionizing our system, and the de~
struction of the civilization of half of the
States of the Federation, and that utterly
refused to compromise or give any standing
ground whatever for Union men in the South
except negroes, which its organs daily de-
clare are the only ““Union’’ men in that sec.
tion—such a party, and such an utter per
version of the Federal Government necessa-
rily drove all southern men into resistance,
for negro citizenship or free negroism is for.
ever incompatible and forever impossible in
the South. The Mexicans, the Brazilians,
the Mestizoes of Central America, &c;, of
course grant ‘impartial freedom to negroes,
for they are all tainted with negro blood,
and, indeed, are all mongrels of some sort ;
but the pure, unadulterated and clevated
master race of the South will die first, its
cight millions of white men and women ut«
terly perish from the earth, before it will
amalgamate its freedom with negroes, or
before it will submit to a party pledged to
“impartial freedom’ wilh the subject race.
This tremendous truth should be brought
‘home to every man in the North, and thus
permit every one to know exactly what! the
anti: slaveryites have undertaken to aceom-
plish when they falk so flippantly and fool-
ishly about *‘crushing out ‘the rebels’ and
giving “freedom to their slaves.” In their
ignorance and lunacy they desire union—
union with four millions of negroes, ang
consequent disunion with the eight millions
of white people of the South, and as ‘*crush-
ing out rebellion’ involves the utter exter.
mination of the latter, they have engaged in
the most stupendous undertaking ever known
in the whole history of human folly, crime
and msanity. By
Of course they will succeed or they will
fail—they will exterminate the white people
of the South and form a union with their ne-
| groes, or they will destroy the Union of
1788-1860, and divide the great American
people into separate ‘communities. One or
the other of these things must happen, un~
less a great Union party rises up in the
North and erushes out anti slaveryism * for-
ever, and restores the Union as it existed
before this mixed party came into power.—
The negro is in his normal condition at the
South, and the man or the party that seeks
to force him from this condition into the
status of the white man, and to degrade and
destroy American liberty by poisoning it
with free negroism, is a traitor to his blood
as well as country, And when this is un-
derstood, and recognized, and settled forev
er, we shall have peace, unity and fratermty
with all sections of our great country, and
then, too, will the Union be restored—-that
Union of white men, and none others, which
for eighty years past, has secured such
boundless blessings to all men — to the sub.
ordinate negro as well ag the white citizen
ship. — Caucasian,
Tip GOVERNMENT Dunt.—The exact
amount of the indebtedness of the Govern«
ment, at the close of « the last fiscal year,
June 30th, has not been announced;
probably not known, for there are doubtless
millions on millions of oulstanding indebt«
edness not yet presented to the Departments
at Washington. - The appropriations’ made
by. Congress and approved by the President,
for the present fiscal year, commencing on
the first of July, amount, according to an
authorized report, to the sum of ELEVEN
LIONS OF DOLLARS. From this, the
tax payers of the country way make, some
kind of a guess or estimate of the enormous.
debt that has been, and is bemg, rapidly!
fastened upon the country by the ‘party in
‘somewhere in the Western cou
«+ General McClellan.
There is an increased disposition in cere
tain quarters, and which we are wiry to
see, to make war upon: General MeClallan,—
It must be evident to every man who pos.
scsses a grain of common sense that this de-
straction ficm the merits, and abuse of our
military commanders who sre leading our
armics against the common enemy. will not
assist to put down the rebellion. In the
case of General McClellan there is more ty
complain of than any other. He was called
to the chief command of our armies last
Summer, at a period when acloud as dark
as midnight enveloped the whole country. —
Lis appointment yas hailed with delight by
every. loyal mad. © He immediately set to
work with energy and unceasing wigilance
of which he is.the acknowledged possessor,
and in a short time had powerful armies ors
ganized in different sections of the country.
Is very coming, together with what ener-
gy and ability he displayed, gave confidence
to the nation, and made loyal hearts beat
with joy. Tt soon became apparent that if
he was permitted to carry out his masterly
programe the rebellion would be quickly
crushed, and he become the idolized benee
factor of a restored Union. This begat a
jealousy on the part of the politicians, who
feared he would exhibit himselt a greater
man than the Almighty attended he should
be, and from that time they began to lay
plans to work his destruction. They com-
menced early last fali, and have been une
ceasing from that time to the present. Even
when protecting Congress and the Federal
Capital, sume of the members were busy
working out his destruc.ion. They harras-
sed him in every possible way. They first
had him removed from the supremo coma
mand of the armies, the better to take from
him the credit of the general management
of the war. They seemed to disregard our
success, provided they could destroy McClel-
lan, They made the most bitter possible
attacks upon him last. winter, because he
would not move his army upon Manassas,
at a time when the mud was so deep that it
took four mules to haul one barrel of pork ;
roads were utterly impassable for artillery,
and not only would it have Leen impossible
to transport the material of war, but the
men even could not have marched. When
he opened the campaign new obstructions to
fuccess were placed in his way, as though
there was a scitled determinatien to harrass
him at every movement. ~ He was shorn of
part of his command, and compelled to op-s
crate against Richmond upon‘a line that did
not meat his own approbation. The troops
under Lis command have always been large.
ly overrated. HE NEVER HAD 100,000
and has repeatedly asked for reinforcements.
But for the conduct of his enemies ho
would never have seen the banks of the
Chickahor;iny, and because he has extrica-
ted his gallant army from that position by
the most skillful manouvres, when they sie
lently prayed for his destruction, his ene-
mies are stung to madness. They have bg-
come so embittered in their hostility, that a
Senator rises in his place in that chamber
and pours upon him the foulest abuse and
calumny ; language which, if used by a
Demoerat weuld justly cost him a residence
in Fort Warren. This warfare upon Gens
eral McClellan, among ‘a certain portion of
the Republican party, is as firmly waged by
captains of tens and twenties, as by the
leaders at the Federal Capital. Even in
this town one of this former class has been
heard to declare he would be willing to lay
down his own life if it would take that of
MoClellan, This of course is treason ; and
an editor in Ohio, a short time since lost
hig liberty for making usc'of a'lss serious.
expression. z
Some good and loyal mar, ‘we ‘have no
deubt, consider McClellan to have operated
too slowly on the Peninsula. Such pers
sons have a faint conception of the moves
ment of large armies. Men can march with
considerable rapidity in the pursuit of an
enemy, but no prudent General would allow
them to outstrip their supply trains and ar«
tillery. * From Yorktown to the hicahoms
iny the roads are execrable, ani worse can-
net be found. What will cur readers think
of fiftcen or twenty Borst cing necessary
to draw 2 single _cannon, and wagons: for
miles sinking into mad up to the hubs, and
a constant doubling of teams to draw them
out of one hole into another? Time and
again troops would march all day long
through mud halfleg deep. Repeatedly
the wagons had to be sent to the York and
Pamunkey rivers for supplics, which delay-
ed the march of the troops, for men could
not move forward without rations, nor the
horses without forage. is
It is unnecessary to mention more at
length the numerous obstacles thatlie in the
way of a rapid movement of a large army
in an enemy's country, as it must be appar.
ent to every one who can at all appreciate
military operations. Joined to these may:
be added the obstacles thrown in’ McClel -
lan’s way by his cniemies, on both ‘sides of
the Potomac, which have made his task an
herculean one. Of course, under the most
adverse circumstances, he is expected al-
ways to be successful, and if any reverse
overtakes him, this howling pack at his
heels cry out, -*Crucify him—cructfy him I"
This has not been the course towards other.
military commanders when they Hive failed
to win victories. They havelbeen commen
ded for their bravery, and received the
credit of having done the best they could
under the circumstances. We camo exs
pect onr-officers to win successes witit they
receive propper moral support at home, and
wufficient physical support in the “field. —
Doylestown Démocrat.”" an x
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“Melancholly Accidents’ sy head for
the marriages in his paper.