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Tuesday, April 23, /861
NOTES, with a waiver of t io $3OO Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Peace
and Ministers of the Gospel.
of Assault and Battery, and Affray.
SCIEItE FACIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
* Borough end Township Taxes.
Printed on superior paper. and for sale at the Office of
BLANKS, of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, and on good Paper.
To Arms! Soldiers and Citizens!
14 DIV. PENNA. U. V.
It, is desired that a Regiment of a
1000 men from this county be tender
ed to . the Governor. Companies al
ready organized will fill up the com
plement of 77 Men to each Company.
The citizens of each Township and
Borough are hereby called upon to or
ganize new companies and report them
selves in readiness for action, as at any
moment you may be called to the seat
of War in the defence of our Govern
ment, or to protect our dwellings, our
families and property from the devas
tating brands and ravages of traitors
and secessionists, who are stealthily
preparing for a descent upon our
Northern homes.
Brigadier General
HUNTINGDON ; April 22, 1861.
Special Notice to our Patrons
We have determined on issuing The
Globe at least twice a week hereafter
—on Mondays and Thursdays—and
extras as often as we can secure help
to get them out. The terms of The
Globe will remain the same, $1,50 a
year, or 75 cents for six months, in
par Under the present high state of
excitement, it is impossible to keep up
with the news with this number of the
Globe. Everything is confusion. Men
are wild. In a day or two we expect
to be able to give our readers the news
regularly and early.
.11- Last week's Journal & American,
made a rough fling (under the present
state of excitement,) at the Democrats.
We do not wish to quarrel with them
now. None but fools and traitors will
attempt to disturb the union of all
true patriots.
War is Upon Us
Ten days ago the population of the
Northern States of the Great Ameri-
Can Confederacy was about equally di
vided upon the propriety of the inten
tion of the General Government to•re
capture and hold the Federal property
within the limits of the seceded States.
Bold and eloquent advocates of the
course of these States in attempting to
separate themselves from our vener
ated Union were heard in every city
and village of the old Keystone. But
as the startling intelligence reached
the inhabitants north of Mason and
Dixon's line, that Robert Anderson
and his brave associates bad been at
tacked by the rebel forces—that the
Star • Spangled Banner was lowered
from the mast, and Sumter evacuated
—a storm of enthusiastic patriotism
spread throughout the free States, and
gave such out-bursts in every city, vil
lage and hamlet within our boundaries
as exterminates every feeling of sym
pathy for,the Southern aggressors.
In common with thousands of our
fellow-citizens of the Northern States,
ate rigorously opposed the election of
LincOln, and on. many occasions,
in a..very emphatic manner, cpressed
our dissent from his political positions.
But he was constitutions* elected,
and properly inaugurated as President
of the I.Tnited States, and no one will
dare now to deny that allegiance
which our common country rightfully
exacts from all loyal citizens.
The war now on us is not one of ag
gression upon Southern rights, but one
of defence of our Government, and un
der whose star-emblazoned ensign our
armies have marched to victory in
every contest - since our independence
was declared. Now the strength and
perpetuity of our Government is to be
tested. All-the civilized nations of the
globe will look with intense interest
on the conflict now begun upon the
shores of America. The great problem
is now in the process of solution.
All party lines are obliterated. The
freemen of the Northern States are
one solid phalanx of supporters of our
Union. There an be but two classes
-PATRIOTS and-TaArross. In one of
these every citizen of the.whole Con
federacy must take an unequivocal po:
sition. The day of vacillation has
passed and the horn• for prompt deci
sive action is upon us. We want no
half-way 'men now.
Glorious old Pennsylvania—slow
but steady—is from centre to circum
ference true to the Union. Nobly and
promptly did her sturdy sons answer
the appeal of the Chief Executive—to
arms ! Thousands of Pennsylvanians
are now on duty and. thousands more
are ready to obey the command to
march. Could the infhtuated South
ern Secessionists'only witness the una
nimity of the freemen of the North,
since the traitorous attack upon Fort
Sumter, they must quail with fear•.
To Arms! To Arms!!
Citizens of Huntingdon county,—
to arms ! to arms ! War is now upon
us, and the time has come, when every
lover of his country should feel himself
loudly Oiled upon to come to the res
cue and support of the Government.—
Our most earnest suggestion to the
citizens of every township in this coun
try is, to call township meetings forth
with, and organize all male citizens,
who are able to walk and hold a fire
arm, into a township and home guard.
Many reasons urge us to this sugges
tion,—the principle one of which is,
that a rumor is now current, that the
enemies of our Government are now
throwing small squads of rebels into
our peaceful and unprotected towns
and neighborhoods, for the purpose of
setting our houses and homes on fire
when we and our families are at rest.
Whether this rumor be true or not we
cannot, of course, positively say. But
oven if the rumor be false, our sugges
tion is none the less important and
imperative. We certainly need the
full co-operation of every good citi
izen in these trying times; and if home
guards are organized, the help of all
can be better felt in this way than in
our individual capacity.
Then, fellow-citizens, up at once and
to work! no time is to be lost! The
only course now left for Freemen is,
to be on their guard, ready to defend
their homes at a moment's warning.
REPRISAL.-If anything were needed
to acid to the infamy of the Montgom
ery rebels, it is the action of Jefferson
Davis in announcing his intention to
issue letters of Marque and Reprisal,
which is neither more nor less, under
the eircumstantes, than an attempt to
Commence the war by an aggression
upon private property, and to throw a
flimsy veil of legality over the worst
of crimes—piracy. This scheme has
long been threatened, and now the
effort to put it into execution is boldly
made: If any are found rash or fool
ish enough to accept this invitation,
they will richly deserve the fate which
probably awaits them, of being strung
up on the yard-arm of their own vessels'
as the basest of felons. It is said that
weeks ago some Northern captains, in
view of the present rupture, - applied
to leading Southern conspirators for
plundering privileges as it is now pro
posed to grant. If any attempt to ex
ercise them, and they should be cap
tured, as they inevitably will be, God
help them.
What is Our Duty?
When the first gun was fired at Lex
ington, by the hireling soldiery of a
titled tyrant, our fathers did not or
ganize themselves into opposite par
ties, for the purpose of discussing the
merits of the cause. They did not
propose false questions of humanity or
impracticable issues or policies. They
rallied at once to the standard of the
Stars and Stripes, and around that
banner they swore to maintain the
government against which the Revo
lutionary War was waged. They
swore to maintain the government of
their own creation, which was thus
ruthlessly assailed, because it sought
the establishment of free institutions
by the equalization of men—their in
terest, their labor, their influence and
their power of self-government. The
small revenue derived from the Amer
ican Colonies was of smaller importance
in the estimation of the British aris
tocracy, compared to the prestige of
their self-annointed power. It was for
the vindication of such power that
King George precipitated his troops
upon our shores, and swore to deluge
the land with the blood of his subjects.
The present attempt of the traitors at
the South bears a strong resemblance
to the efforts of the British aristocracy
to mould and use the people of the
American colonies for their own pur
poses, and therefore the duty which
our fathers discharged in the Revolu
tion becomes incumbent now on us,
-during the threatening of the present
rebellion by an aristocracy as insolent
and as overbearing as that which has
bortie England down under a load of
debt, and made her laboring masses
the mere toys and instruments of their
will and pleasure. We must support
the Government in all things tending
to the success of its own vindication,
and we must give it the confidence
and obedience which are its clue in the
hour of peril. If any man hesitates
to do so, he is not of those who are
loyal, and can only be regarded as a
traitor. If any man fails to see in the
movements of the traitors at the South,
a conspiracy to change the form and
principle of free government, he is
blind to his own interests, unworthy
of his citizenship and should not be
trusted. The case is too plain and the
facts too apparent and startling to be
misapprehended, and therefore the
duty of every man is clearly set before
him, and he can as clearly manifest
his willingness in its discharge.
The restoration of the peace of this
Union can only be accomplished by
the most complete and confirmed en
forcement of the law. To do so on
any other principle—to re-adjust and
reconstruct without asserting the pow
er of a fixed nationality, would be to
bind these States together with a rope
of sand, and leave the administration
of their affairs to the presumptive pro
mises of every prowling political dem
agogue and mountebank in the land.
In its efforts to vindicate the laws, and
to stay the progress of rebellion, the
Administration is only attempting to
assert this nationality. They are
only attempting to protect the lives
and property of the people against the
aggressions' of rebellion when they
seek the enforcement of the law.—
These two declarations constitute ac
tually the policy of the Administration
—and the enforcement of the law for
the protection of the public property,
the people are called on to defend their
position and sustain their acts. He
who declares the government incapa
ble of enforcing its own laws, is not
loyal to that government. He who
refuses to aid the government in the
enforcement-of its laws, is a traitor,
and can offer no excuse for his treason,
—Harrisburg Telegraph,
Cincinnati, April 17.—Chief of Po
lice Dudley this morning seized thirty
boxes of
_guns on the steamer Ohio,
No. 3. .Twenty-three of the boxes
were marked " G. T. W., Little Rock,
Arkansas," and seven were marked
"L. R., Memphis."
Five boxes of guns were also seized
on board the steamer Glendale, which
had been reshipped from the camer
Fannie Mcßurnie on Monday last.—
These, occurrences have occasioned
much excitement, and attract a great
crowd to the landing. The guns were
shipped at Parkersburg, Virginia, and
are supposed to have come from Har
per's Ferry.,
A heavy shipment of powder has
also been stopped. All the river
steamers have been prohibited from
taking provisions South. Two steam
ers have been chartered by the city
authorities to act as police boats,
thoroughly armed, and will stop and
search all passing boats.
A large consignment of bacon for
Charleston via Nashville, was taken
off the steamer Glenwood this morn
The excitement in the city is on the
Tho volunteer companies are all full,
and more men are offering than can
be accepted.
Ten men Reported Killed.---The Fighting
Still Going On.---The Railroad Track
Torn Up.---Martial Law Proclaimed in
Baltimore.---Important from Harper's
Ferry.---The Armory Evacuated and
Burned.---Great Movement of the Mil
tary.---Affairs at Norfolk.---Arrival of
Volunteers at Baltimore.
Baltimore, April I.o.—Noon. The
detachment of Gen. Small's first Penn
sylvania Regiment and the Massachu
setts Regiment have arrived, and are
now marching through the city on
their route to the Baltimore depot.
Fatal Disturbance in Baltimore
Baltimore, April 19.—The city is in
an intense excitement. The volunteers
in forcing their way through the
streets, were attacked and fired upon.
Ten persons are reported as killed.
Baltimore, April 19.—A terrible scene
is now occurring in Pratt street.
The track having been torn up by
the Secessionists, the troops from
Philadelphia and New York, attempt
ed to march through, and were attack-
ed by the mob with brieltn and stones.
The military fired upon their as
sailants who returned the fire.
Two members of the Seventh Massa
chusetts Regiment were killed, and
several were wounded. The light is
still going on.
Ten of the mob arc said to be wound
Martial Law Proclaimed
Baltimore, April 19.-At the Wash
ington depot an immense crowd had
The rioters attacked them at the
The military fired on the mob. Sev
eral persons were wounded, some fit
There are said to be four of the mil
itary and four rioters killed.
The city is in great excitement.
Martial law has been proclaimed.
The city military are rushing to
their armories.
Civil war has commenced.
Certain parties threaten to destroy
the Pratt street brigade.
As the soldiers passed along Pratt
street a perfect shower of paving
stones rained on their heads.
The ears have left for Washington,
being stoned as they left. It was the
Massachusetts men thatwere attacked.
Three of the mob are known to be
dead, and three soldiers were killed.
Many were wounded.
The stores are being closed.
Our military are rapidly forming.
The Minute Men are turning out.
It is not ascertained what portion
of the troops were attacked. They
bore a white flag as they marched
along Pratt street and were greeted
with showers of stones. The Mayor
went ahead of them with the police. •
An immense crowd blocked up the
streets, and after enduring various
insults, the soldiers finally turned and
fired on the mob, several of whom
were wounded.
Harper's Ferry Evacuated and the
Building Burned.
Baltimore April 19.—The Sun of
this morning, has the following des
patch :
Harper's Ferry, April 19, 12 A. M.—
At a quarter past ten o'clock to-night,
the United States soldiers at Harper's
Ferry fled from the Government build
ings after setting them on fire. This
was done when no - Virginia troops
were here, and none are here now.—
Most of the shops are now burning.—
The United States soldiers crossed the
bridges into Maryland in great haste.
Railroad Bridges all safe.
Another Account.
Washington, April 19.—The report
is general that the Post Office Depart
ment has received a despatch confirm
ing the burning of the Harper's Ferry
Armory. It is said that the Super -
intendent ordered the Arsenal and
workshops fired, in order to prevent
their being occupied and used by an
overpowering force of Virginia troops
advancing for the purpose.
The Philadelphia Volunteers not Pass
ed Through Yet—The Train Ordered
Back—Names of Citizens Killed and
Wounded—Northern Mechanics Driv
en from Virginia—The Insanity in
Richmond—Pennsylvania Troops in
Baltimore, April 19-2 P. M.—The
Philadelphia volunteers arc reported
to be now at the outer depot, but at
the request of the Governor and May
or the President of the road has order
ed the train back, and it is said that
they have started back.
It N. Davis, of the firm of Pegrain,
Payuler & Davis, was killed during the
riot at Camden Station. John MeCan,
P. Griffin and G. Needham were mor
tally wounded.
Baltimore, April 19-3 P. M.—The
excitement is still on the increase, and
all kinds of reports are afloat with rc
pt.(' to the Massaohusetts troops.
It is now said that .before all the
regiment were started off, crowds as
sembled and commenced placing ob
structions on the track, and in some
places tearing it up.
It is understood that the principal
part of the Massachusetts regiment
have got through.
Wheeling, Apiil 19.—The Mayor has
issued a proclamation calling on all
good citizens to preserve the peace,
and abstain from discussing exciting
topics. The stars and stripes are gen
erally displayed, and a strong Union
feeling prevails. Union military com
panies aro forming. Ono company,
organized as Home Guards; is compos
ed of men over 45 years of age. Our
delegates—Hubbard and Clmens—
returned from Richmond to-day and
were warmly received.
The news fromßaltimore concerning
the attack on the troops created in
dignation. .
The Douglas Democrats of this city
to-day nominated W. G. Brown, of
Preston county, for Congress, the on
ly delegate from Virginia who remain
ed in the Convention that nominated
Douglas. He will be supported by all
opposed to secession, and will undoubt
edly be elected.
The Burning of Harper's Ferry Armory
Carlisle, April 19.—Lieut. Jones, late
in command of Harper's Ferry, arrived
hero at 3 o'clock this afternoon with
his command, consisting of forty-three
men. Lieut. Jones having been ad
vised that a force of twenty-five hun
dred troops had been ordered by Gov.
Letcher to take possession of Harper's
Ferry, and finding his position to be
untenable, under directions of the War
Department, be destroyed all the mu
nitions of war, the Armory, Arsenal
and all the buildings. He withdrew
his command under cover of the night,
and almost in the presence of twenty
five hundred troops. He lost three
men. Fifteen thousand stand of arms
were destroyed.
They made a forced march of thirty
miles last night, from Harper's Ferry
to Hagerstown, Md.
Lieut. Jones and his command have
endured great fatigue,and accomplish
ed a great work, in preventing the
arms and property from falling into
the hands of the rebels. They were
enthusiastically received by the entire
He says that as the Federal troops
rushed across the Potomac bridge, the
Harper's Ferry people dashed into
the Arsenal. He believes that a large
number must have perished, as repeat
ed explosions were heard. lie saw
the light of the burning buildings for
many miles.
Harrisburg April 10.—The following
additional particulars of the burning
of the Harper's Ferry Armory, are
furnished by Lieut. Jones, now at Car
lisle Barracks.
Lieut. Jones says that he learned,
yesterday, that six hundred Virginians
were approaching by the Winchester
road, to seize the Arsenal. lie imme
diately placed piles of powder and
straw in all the buildings, and waited
patiently the approach of the enemy.
The picket guard having given the
alarm, the garrison set fire to the out
houses and carpenter shops, the fuses
beginning to btirn when he commenced
Ms retreat.
The citizens Of Harper's Ferry were
evidently in league with the party
advancing to seize the Arsenal, and
were instantly in arms and followed
the soldiers. Two of the Regulars
were killed by their fire, and two
others deserted before, the troops
reached Hagerstown. They marched
all night, and, missing the train at Ha
gerstown, took omnibuses to Cham
bersburg to-day, much exhausted by
their night march. They were enter
tained by the people of Chambersburg,
and received with loud cheers along
the route.
The Defence of Washington
The Phila. Press of Itronday says :
"We have reliable private advises from
Washington, received by a special
messenger from that city at a late hour
last night, that the successful defence
of the National Capital against any at
tack that can be made upon it is cer
tain. No matter what may be the
movements organized to assail it, they
will be baffled and repelled until the
reinforcements now on their way to
strengthen it will render it absolutely
impregnable. Gen. Scott has now
quite a large force of well-appointed
men under his command, and it will
be readily imagined that he has not
neglected the repeated warnings which
have been given of the schemes of the
rebels, and that he has taken every
precaution which his military knowl
edge and experience suggested. If
any of the rebels should be rash
enough to make a demonstration in
that quarter, they will only rush on to
From Chambersburg
Arrival of Three Fugitives from Har
per's Ferry—Destruction of the Arms
and Buildings Complete—The Rebels
Concentrating at Harper's Ferry.
CIIAMBERSBURU, Pa., April 21.—0 n
the night of the burning of the llar
per's `Ferry Armory, four men of
Lieut. Jones' command were on guard
and could not leave with the garrison.
Lieut. Jones supposed that they were
killed, but this was not so. They wve
taken prisoners and held until yest7r
day afternoon, when two escaped over
the bridge and a third by swimming
the river and canal. The other re
mains at the Ferry. The three fugi
tives arrived here at 11 o'clock this
morning. They
,report - that the de
struction of the armory buildings and
arms was complete.
Six or seven thousand Virginians
were there, and , five thousand more
were expected last night from Rich
mond, under Col. Lee. There is evi
dently a design of invading Maryland
and making Mason and Dixon's line
the scene of warfare.
Prom Baltimore
PHILADELPHIA, April 22—Evening
—We are without telegraphic or rail
road communication with Baltimore
or Washington, and consequently have
no news from either city showing the
state of affairs there to-day.
We advise our readers to put no
faith in the reports of fighting and
bombarding at Baltimore. We have
received nothing authentic on the sub
ect at the time we go to press.
From Washington
Special Despatch to the Bulletin.]
Washington, April 19, 3 P. M.—Nor
thern mechanics, who have been driven
out of Richmond, have just reached
here. They state that the excitement
there is very great, and that the Con
federate flag waves over the State
Capitol. No troops have arrived
since the Pennsylvanians came on last
night. The latter are distributed all
through the Capitol.
The Pawnee arrived this morning
from Charleston, and now lays off the
Arsenal. She met no difficulty.
The Mail Agent on the down train
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
informs me that all the arms at Bar
per's Ferry were burned in a pile last
Harper's Ferry
Washington, April 10.—The inform
ation in relation to the burning of the
Armory is based on information sent
to the Post Office Department, by an
official of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Company. There can be
but little doubt of its correctness.
The Secession of Virginia
Washington, April 19.-1 t is reliably
stated by parties direct from Rich
mond, that the Ordinance of Secession
was publicly proclaimed yesterday.—
The vote on its passage had been kept
Louisville, April 19.—Gov. Magoffm
is here trying to negotiate with the
banks for a loan of half a million of
dollars to arm the State for defence.
It is supposed that some arrangement
will be made.
There was an immense Union meet
ing held last night. Speeches were
made by Messrs. Guthrie, Nicholas,
Bullock and Brown. Resolutions
were unanimously adopted declaring
that as the Confederate States have
commenced war with the Federal Gov
'ernment, Kentucky has a right to
choose her position, and acknowledges
loyalty until the Government becomes
the aggressor; oppose the call of the
Government for volunteers for coer
cion; oppose the raising of troops to
co-operate with the Southern Confed
eracy, when the acknowledged inten
tion of the latter is to march on Wash
ington; that secession is a remedy for
no evils; that Kentucky will not take
any part against the Federal Govern
ment; that Kentucky should maintain
an independent position with the Union
both against the Administration and
seceded States, and declaring her soil
sacred against the hostile tread of
either, and that Kentucky ho armed
in accordance with law.
The War Feeling in New lingland
Excitement at Boston
Boston, April 20.—The most intense
excitement prevails here relative to
the Baltimore mob, and vengeance is
threatened for the death of the Massa
chusetts soldiers.
Governor Andrews has requested
the Mayor of Baltimore to have the
bodies of the deceased preserved in ice
and sent to him.
The war feeling is becoming more
intense eVery hour all over New Eng
land. Despatches pour in from all
parts, announcing the holding of mass
meetings. Three fall companies en
listed at Nowburyport, to-day, at an
hour's notice.
Salem has voted $15,000 and sent
two companies, numbering 100 men,
who arrived here to-day.
The Irish, French and Germans are
enlisting en masse.
The Baltimore Mob
[From the Phila. Evening Bull tin, April 20.]
Philadelphia has, within the last few
days, been the theatre of important
military movements. The city has as
sumed the appearance of a city which
was threatened by an invaded army,
and where nine-tenths of the men in
the community were hurrying to arms
to drive back the invaders. Recruit
ing and enrolling are going on upon
all sides, and there are literally " wars
and rumors of wars!' One of the most
motifying „incidents of the week was
the return home of General Small's
Washington Brigade, composed entire
ly of Philadelphia troops. This body
of men went from Philadelphia with
the Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts,
yesterday morning, and they came in
for a share of the ill treatment heaped
by the Baltimore Plug Uglics upon
the Bay State volunteers. The Phil
adelphians were entirely unarmed, and
they were of course unable to contend
with an immense mob of armed ruf
fians. They were brutally treated,
and finally sent back to Philadelphia
by the authorities of Baltimore. They
reached home at a late hour last night,
and they proceeded at once to their ren
dezvous in the Northern Liberties,
where their arrival caused the most in
tense excitement. The feeling of in
dignation was extreme.
Lieut. Haines, of Company A, of the
insulted Brigade, furnishes some facts
relative to the disgraceful riot.
this account it appears that the train,
consisting of seventeen cars, reached
Camden Station (within the city limits
of Baltimore,) without encountering
any obstacle. It was about half-past
eleven o'clock when it halted in an
open space.
The first cars wore occupied by the
armed Massachusetts troops, who at
once disembarked and formed in lino
short distance Trom the railroad. A
few Secessionists were spectators, and
expressed their dislike to the volun
teers by throwing missiles at the cars,
and using objectionable epithets. The
mob increased in numbers, and finally
engaged in a dispute with the Massa
chusetts Regiment, which resulted in
the infliction of injuries to parties
named. The New England men be
came incensed because their flag was
torn, and the mob fired stones, and be
came violent. Finally the troops
started to march away, and as they
did to the collision occurred.
The cars being left to themselves, an
interval of nearly three quarters of an
hour elapsed. It was impossible for
the inmates to say why the train was
not moved, but the supposition is that
the authorities of the road knew that
the track ahead had been torn up, and
did not think it advisable to proceed.
All this time the mob was increasing,
and it became so bold that an attack
was made upon the cars, the inmates
of which (with the exception of the
Massachusetts regiment) had retained
their seats,
Stones, bricks and pistol balls poured
into the frail structures. The window
glasses were demolished, and the wood
work began to yield. For protection
the volunteers threw themselves upon
the floor of the ears, and in many cases
secured the doors with such fastenings
as were at hand. There were no
weapons in the 'party, and no reply
was made to the assault. It was du
ring this unprovoked outrage that the
injuries were inflicted upon those per
sons who have been reported as woun
This species of warfare continued
until an official, which our informant
believed to be the Baltimore Chief of
Police, appeared upon the scene,. Un
der his instructions the unfortunate
volunteers were crowded into as few
cars as possible, the riot meantime
continuing in all its force.
A man in military clothes, on horse
back, then succeeded in calming the
mob, by telling them that " the volun
teert in the cars had been taken pris
oners of war, and would immediately
be sent back to the North."
As soon as possible the new locomo
tive was attached to the train, and it
moved towards the Philadelphia. At
short distances it picked up volunteers,
who in the melee, had escaped from
the cars, and walked homeward.—
Some of the Secessionists attached a
flag of the Confederate States to the
engine, but it was taken down almost
immediately, and before the cars ac
quired much headway. The rest of the
trip to Philadelphia was devoid of in
terest, except that at Wilmington Gen.
Small was called for, and is reported
to have responded in a brief speech.
General Small gives the following
account of the affair :
One-half of the Washington Brigade,
consisting of six companies of the
First Regiment ; under the command of
Lieut. Col. Berry, and four companies
of the Second Regiment, under Lieut.
Col. Sehoenleber and Major Gellman,
mustered at Depot, Broad and Prime,
at ten o'clock on Thursday night, and
were ready to proceed at once. They
wore delayed by the arrival of the Mas
sachusetts regiment, and by an acci
dent to one of the cars, and did not
leave the depot until three o'clock yes
terday morning. The train was a
heavy one, having nearly 2000 men on
board, and moved very slowly. Con
sequently, it did not arrive in Balti
more until nearly noon yesterday, in
stead of reaching and passing it, as
was anticipated, at or before daylight.
As the streets were full of people at
that hour, the arrival of so large a
train excited much attention, and be
fore more than one half the Massachu
setts Regiment could be sent through
the city by the horse cars to the Wash
ington depot, great excitement was
created. Four cars, containing the
Boston troops, got safely through.—
Before the next detachment reached
the Washington depot, the railroad on
Pratt street had been partly taken up
and a large number of anchors from
the shipping, with other obstructions,
had been placed wpon the road. The
rear guard of the Massachusetts troops
were therefore obliged to leave the
cars and march through the streets.—
Before they started from the Baltimore
depot, a disorderly crowd, headed by
a man carrying a Secession flag, had
gathered around thorn and threatened
their advance. They however pro
ceeded on their march, but had not
gone far before they were assailed by
missiles of every kind, and pressed
upon by an immense mob. A conflict
became inevitable, several of the Mas
sachusetts men were struck, and it is
reported that four were killed. The
first man of the Boston troops injured
was struck on the head by a piece of
iron thrown from a building, and al
most instantly killed. Then the troops
fired upon the crowd, killing and
wounding a number of them. They
resumed their march and passed suc
cessfully through.
In the meanwhile the Pennsylva
nians remained in the cars at the Bal
more Depot, awaiting transportation
through the city. This soon became
impossible in consequence of the ex
citement, and the placing of other ob
structions on the road. General Small
then made every effort to have the
troops sent back out of the city, be
yond the reach of' danger, as his men
were entirely unarmed. The confu
sion which prevailed prevented as
prompt action as was necessary, and
before the cars could be removed, they
were assailed by the mob returning
from the conflict with the Massachu
setts troops. The windows of the cars
were broken by missiles thrown in,
and a number of the men injured.
The Pennsylvanians behaved gal
lantly, and many of them sprang from
the cars upon their assailants, and en
gaged in a hand to hand conflict with
them. It was impossible, however, to
distinguish friends from foes, as the
mob was composed of Union men and
Secessionists, who were fighting among
themselves; and the Pennsylvanians
not being uniformed, could not be dis
tinguished from either.
This state of things continued more
than two hours, when Marshal Kane,
the Chief of Police of Baltimore, ap
peared upon the ground, restored
something like order, and placed the
Pennsylvanians in cars, ready to be
returned North. The officers and mon
from Pennsylvania conducted them
selves during the whole of these trying
and perilous times with the utmost
courage and deliberation. Regular
troops could not have behaved better.
During the excitement, and while
ho was making arrangements to have
the troops sent back, Gen. Small was
cut off from any communication with
his command by the mob, who made
an attack upon the depot, as he was
coming out of it. Ile was pointed out
as ono of the "soldiers," and came near
falling into the hands of the mob, when
he coolly turned the tide in another
direction by appearing to be engaged
in looking at some goods at the depot.
Myers, one of the officers, was
knocked down and his sword taken
from him, and was stabbed several times
in the side.
The main body came back last night,
reaching Broad and Prime streets
about 11 o'clock.
Sergeant Roland, of the Frankford
Guard, who was reported, killed, turned
up this morning, unhurt. We have
been unable to learn how he got
back to Philadelphia, which ho reached
this morning. Twenty-five men of
this company were missing. Lieut.
Gritt, who was left at Ilnvre do Grace,
to look up stragglers, telegraphed up
this morning that five had turned up
at that point. -
Captain Bitman, of tho Frankford
Guard, tells us to-day that he feels
confident that Linnaeus B. Jennings,
a member of the company, is killed.—
Ho was last seen in desperate conflict
with the Baltimore mob.
We have it upon the authority of
Captain E. W. Power, of the Buena
Vista Guard, that when the dead body
of a Philadelphia volunteer, who' . bad
been killed, had been put in a car by
his comrades, the mob seized the corpse
and kicked it about in the street until
they actually kicked the jaw off.
Proclamation of Gov. Curtin
Hannisnuno, April 20.—The follow
ing proclamation has just been issued
by the Governor:
) Y HARRISBURG, April, 20, 1860.
Pennsylvania ss. -
In the name and-by the authority
of the Commonwealth, •Andrety
Curtin, Governor of the said Common
IVmaxes, An armed rebellion exists
in a portion of the States of this Union,
threatening the destruction of the Na
tional Government, periling the' public
and private property, endangering the
peace and security of this. Common
wealth, and inciting a systematic pi
racy upon our commerce ; and Where
as, adequate provision does , not exist
by law to , enable the Executive rto
make the military power of the state
as available and efficient as it should
be for the common defence of the
State and the "General Government,
And whereas, an occasion so extra
ordinary requires a prompt exercise
of the Legislative power of the State.
Therefore, 1, Andrew Curtin, Gov
ernor of the Commonwealth of Penn
sylvania, by virtue of the powers ves
ted in me •by the Constitution, do
hereby convene the General Assembly
of this Commonwealth, and require
the members of the Senate and House
of Representatives to meet in their
respective Houses, in the Capitol, at
Harrisburg, on Tuesday, the 30th day
of April, A. D. 1861, at 12 o'clock
noon of that clay, then and there to
take into consideration and adopt such
measures in the premises as the pres
ent exigency may seem to them in
their wisdom to demand.
In testimony whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused the gen
eral seal of the Commonwealth to be
fixed at Harrisburg this the 20th day
of April, in the year of our Lord 1861,
and of the Independence of the United
States the eighty-sixth.
By the Governor, Bid Suns
Secretary of the Commonwealt hi
The Noble Anderson
The reports furnished by the officers
and men of the garrison of Fort Sum
ter give a different coloring to the
event of last week from that furnished
by the Charleston papers. But they
confirm all we had thought and hoped
concerning the conduct of Major An
derson. There is but little doubt that
if their powder and provisions had
not given out, and the smoke of the
burning woodwork had not nearly
suffocated them, they Might have held
the fort long enough to enable the
naval force to throw in reinforcements
and supplies.
The story of the evacuation of Fort
Sumter is so well told in Major Ander
son's brief despatch to the Secretary
of War, that we place it on record
here. lie writes as follows :
:—Having defended Fort Sum
ter for thirty-four hours, until the
quarters were entirely burned, the
main gates destroyed by fire, the
gorge wall seriously injured, and the
magazine surrounded by flames and
its door closed from the effects of the
heat—four barrels and three cartrid
ges ofpow . der being available, and no
provisions but pork remaining, I ac
cepted the terms of evarMation offered
by General Beauregard, being the
same as were offered by him on the
11th inst., prior to the commencement
of the hostilities, and marched out of
the fort on Sunday afternoon, the 14
inst., with colors flying and drums
beating, bringing away the company
and our private property, and saluting
my flag with fifty 'guns.
" Major of the First Artillery."
We heard of a young man, who yes
terday enrolled his name on the books
of one of our volunteer companieS,
which will leave this afternoon for the
East, who was born and raised in the
the city of Charleston, S. C., but has
been a resident of Pittsburgh for, the
past six years, His father, who has
been in New York for the last two
weeks, together with himself, prior to
the bombardment of Sumpter; was
strongly in favor of the South. The
young man, who has two sisters living
at home, is the only male protector in
the house during tho frequent absence
of the father on business. Under these
peculiar eirumstances, together with
the fact of' his not being, aware how
his fitther would receive the intelligence
of his son going to fight his relations
and friends, the son, anxious to enlist,
resolved to postpone the matter until
the return of his parent, whom he ex
pected in Tuesday morning's train of
the Pennsylvania 'R. R. The Mier
returned according to expectations,
and yesterday at noon was inforined
by a third party of the son's 'idea of
enlisting, when he replied with 'tears
in his eyes in the following language
"It is hard for one to make war on
his old friends, aCquaintandes and re.
lations, but the Sotith has violated
law, and committed treason against
our government. For this she deserves
to be punished,, and as my son .has
heretofore belonged to a military com
pany in times of peace, I know of no
one better suited to help inflict that
punishment than himself, therefore tell
him I say go, by all means." Here is
an example of a thorough patriot and
an honest man. One on whom no
praise can be bestowed too extrava
gantly. There is no doubt it was - a
hard task for him to give his consent
to his son's enlistment, but he saw at
once the traitorous position in which
the South has placed herself, and ac
cordingly yielded up hiS only son to
go and help fight the battles of
country. What more could, an aged.
parent do '--Pittsburgh Dispatch: