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:Wednesday morning, Apripp, 1863,
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor.
Our Flog Forever.
13:,N1.0 :k.; MEN
Amass meeting of the loyal citizens
of Huntingdon county will bo held at
Able speakers will bo present to ad
dress the meeting.
• TOORTHER."--77110 Monitor clique re
joice greatly that they havesucceeded
in inducing the Journal editors to take
-a more active part hi' the raid against
the Gtobe. The two presses have for
months been working against us, but
the efforts of the Journal men have not
been, public, as they had an idea that
by pursuing a cowardly course their
labors wbuldbe More successful. But
the time Caine when the Journal mon
were compelled to show their hands
publicly, and where do you find them ?
In company with the tory Albert Ow
,denouncing, not only loyal Demo
erats, but also hundreds of Republicans
who have united with Democrats to
conquer the enemy in the rear of our
armies: llM3dreds of Republicans
may feel surprised at the conduct of',
the editors of the Journal, but we do
not, knowing-them as well as we do.
By their conduct they have shown
that they are opposed to a union ofall
the loyal citizens of Pennsylvania to
put down the rebel sympathizers. By
their conduct they lia6) shown a sym
plithifor the, rebels in this county—a
desire for the success of the Monitor
clique over the loyal DeMocrats who
[lance cut loose from party organization
to aid the Government with what in
fluence they may have, iii the defeat of
rebels at home and abroad. If the
journal editors wore truly honest in
their opposition to disloyal mon they
would ,not caucus secretly with them
for the purpose of defeating barmoni,
ona action of loyal men without dis
. of party. As for ourself, .we
cannot , he driven from the support of
Otir"Government, or from the support
otthe'great way that is now organi
zing in the State, without distinction
of party, to crush the monster treason
at the-ballot-box as well as in the field.
We shall h;nowyno man by his former
party name until the last man returns
from the battle-field, and our country
Is,at peace. The Republican, the De
mocrat, or man of any other party,
will? cannot stand upon such a plat
form—a platform upon which we must
stand sootier or later if we would save
our-country—a platform upon which
all loyal Men must stand as a band of
brothers—is not honestly for his coun
try. We cannot expect the little pot
ty politician, who would rather be
successful in securing a small county
office in a political party contest, than
that his country should be saved, to
feel like a man in these times of our
country's severest trials. Such men
acre few in this county outside of the
little political cliques that control the
columns of the Monitor and the Jour
nal:d.; American, and they will receive
their reward in due season.
The Great Reaction.
In eiery State where there has been
a anion of the - loyal citizens without
distinction of party, the rebel sympa
thizers,,have been licked out of their
boots. The late elections in Ccinneet
ieut;.Maine, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri,
'Kansas; Massachusetts and New York,
sho - ‘ - i heavy ;gains Over the Copper
hettils. This is not unexpected by us,
ifor certain it is that the masses of the
people are rightosverywhere, and as
soon as they become convinced of the
fact that". the DeMOOratie party is
wholly controlled by traitors to their
country,jUst so soon *ill the people—
the'honeit masses, desert their leaders
and tad more loyal company. It does
our, heart good to hoar of the united
efforts of all loyal mon to crush the
rebels in' arms and their sympathizing
friends in the rear Of,our bravo armies.
Other Stales will soon speak, and we
may expect to. hear more of the same .
kind 'of hews. When Pennsylvania
speak . s - itgain with the loyal hundreds
of thousands in one solid column, se
cesh will skedaddle, never to raise its
treasonable head again. No wonder
thelifonitor faction look as if they have
had an attack of the, ague for a, month.
Tha last Menifer publishes what the
editor says is this oath of the Union
"League; with the view of deceiving
those who may not know any better.
The oath has been prepared by some
scoundrel who would not hesitate to
swindle merchants and the mrshool chil
dren of Common Schools. There is no
oath administered to members of the
Union Leagues, and if there were any,
it is not likely they would be of 'the
same character as those of the Knights
of tbo Golden Circle..
THE Journal editors - say they have
made the last effort to secure our in
fluence or - support to their• party. We
did it once; then a Union party was
all right, because it secured the elec
tion of ono of the editors- to the office
of County Treasurer. And we have
received our pay, in ingratitude. We
have no doubt Mit if either of the edi
tors could secure another "take" of
the kind by agreeing to a union of all
loyal citizens, they - would not hesitate
a moment in deciding in favor of a
union. Wo 'have no compromise of
that kind again to- offer. Fodder or
no fodder, every loyal man must now
stand up to the rack.
nesday last a number of rebel prison
ers from Tennessee were sent to Forts
Delaware via Philadelphia on the
steamboat Major Reybold. Before the
boat started from' the wharf a Phila
delphia copperhead erapecl the acquan
tance of a Major among the rebel par
ty. The doughtheo was profuse:in at
tention to him, and paid marked defer
ence to the prisoner. He finally left
hini with warm professions of regard,
and earnest protestations of willing
ness to do anything in his power to
servo him. A feeling of disgust was
evident in the face of the Athol, and
this feeling found utterance in words
when the copperhead had left the boat.
To a gentlemen with whom the priso
ner had engaged in conversation a lit
tle while before, the latter used the
strongest language of contempt and
disgust to the Copperhead. Ile called
him a miserable sneaking traitor, who
was sympathizing with the open ene
mies of the Government under the
protection of which ho was living, and
to which ho owed allegiance.He said
that Southern Men despised such con
temptible recreants, and ho expressed
surprise that society in the North
should tolerate such traitors, and that'
the government should suffer them to
go unpunished. Such sentiments from
the lips of rebels, like the recent 'edi
torial in the Richmond Inquirer upon
Northern Copptilmads, should make
the latter feel particularly moan.
nANcE.---We are informed by Dr. R.
Allison . Miller, that ho lately paid
over to a widow in this place, an insu
rance of $2,000 . her husband had se
cured upon his life but a few weeks
before his decease. Dr. It A Miller is
Agent for the Penn Mutual Life Insu
rance Company, and will take pleasure
in receiving calls from persons who
desire to insure their lives.
TOE 'NEXT CoNauEss.—The results of
the lata State elections give the
ministration a majority in the next.
Congress. The war part• of the coun
try will be sustained and Copperhead
ism crushed.
Those desiring Seed Potatoes would
do well to purchase of Woodruff & Bro.
produce Commission Merchants, No.
4 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
TnE Legislature has fixed the 15th
inst. as the day for adjournment.
Porter, of Monmouth, Illinois, before
the war broke out, was a regular cor•
respondent of the Globe, but since then
we have not been able to hear from
him, until last week. Judge Porter is
a native of this county, and was well
known in this place and on the Ridges.
Judge's friends will be pleased to learn
that he is all right. Ho lately visited
an Illinois regiment at Gallatin, Ten.,
and made a speech, a part, of which we
find in an Illinois paper, and we take
pleasure in laying it before our readers.
The Judge said ;
FELLOW-CITIZENS: My greatest do
sire is to say something to please you,
but what that would bo I scarcely
know. Inasmuch as I am just from
the vicinity of your homes, possibly it
might be interesting to hear me talk
about home; and yet, doubtless, you
aro almost if not quite as well posted
about home matters as myself., Ther.
little that has happened there but
what you have read—either in the
public newspapers or in letters from
your friends. In 'your reading you
have read much of the treasonable ac
tions and talk of certain of our citizens
at the North, called Copperheads.--
About these I would say a few words,
and first concerning the origin of their
name. I have tried long and hard to
tell why they are called Copperheads,
but have made a signal Mare. I have
tried too to find language that would
express the utter contempt I feel tow
ards those men who are too cowardly
to fight at home or abroad, either in
the cause of Liberty or Despotism. I
know no language but the English, but
this I have studied thoroughly and find
it wholly insufficient to the work of
conveying to the mind an idea of the
mean, cowardly spit-it they manifest.
Copperhead does not tell the one
half of it. To cull them by this name
is to slander the whole, snake family.
In sonic 'particulars it is appropriate
to give them this title, but in ninny
others it is highly inappropriate. Like
snakes in dog days, they have become
blind, and like them, too, they in their
Anger have bitten themselves, and only
themselves • but unlike most of the
snake family, and particularly that
portion of it from which they derive
their name, they are not dangerous.-_
If you have fimred thorn, do so no lon
ger. Be assured they are not danger
ous. They expected to hear a differ
ent report from the soldiers from the
one they did. The prospect that is
now before them is not the most en
couraging one In the world.. In ima
gination they see themselves wearing
hempen collars, and with nothing t o
stand upon. This
_gives them cold
night-sweats and timid night-mares,
JUDGE TAYLOR.—Tho Altoona Trib
tine of Tuesday last sayS:—On Thurs.
day evening last, the National Union
League of Altoona was addressed by
Judge Taylor, of lluntingdon, and
Hon. L. W. mu, of this place. The
remarks of Judge. Taylor wore
listened to with closo attontion, while
ho presented in a clear and forcible
manner the duty of every patriot in
this the dark hOtir of our country's
history.•. All who know Judge Taylor
aro award that he is no politician, and
in his address before the League he di
rected liis efforts to break down par.
- ty strife and animosity and unite all
in support of the government, arguing
that without a country wo could have
no parties, therefor() it was best t;
save our country first and thou talk
about parties, rather than split on par
ty issues now and lose country and
Tun readers of the Journal & Amer
ican will never see in that paper a no
tice like the following which we clip
from the editorial columns of the Har
risburg Daily Telegraph, a Hopublican
CONNECTICUT.—In the midst of em'
congratulations over the result of the
election in Connecticut, by which a
whole Commonwealth was wrested
from the bloody grasp of the secret
traitors who had conspired for its hu
miliation, we must not forget to thank
the war Democrats who contributed
so largely to that triumph. These
men have their own reward in the
consciousness of having done their
duty; but while such reflections are
gratifying to patriots, it does not sat
isfy us that they should thus go self-
rewarded. They deserve something
more than the mere commendations of
conscience. They have earned the gra
titude and the applause of the country.
They have covered themselves with
immortal glory. They have done the
,a service which will be embla
zoned with •its future victories in the
paths of peace and prosperity.
—Out of States which surround and
are distant from, seine of the ablest of
these war Democrats went forth to as
sist in the great battle of, freedom, in
Connecticut. We cannot allude to
these men personally. Two of them
however, each coming from a powerful
Commonwealth, deserve particular no
tice and especial thanks. Both with
the pure Irish blood in their veins,
they entered the mental lists for free
dom and fought as Irishmen only can
fight, when imbued with that lofty el
oquence of the Irish character, or led
' by the dauntless spirit of Irish patri
otism. Wo allude to James T. Brady,
of New York, and Daniel Dougherty,
of'Philadolphia. Both these gentlemen,
have been and still are Democrats—.
but they are not of those who bend
the neck to tyrants or crook the knee
to slavery. They are Democrats who
love their country and are not afraid
to defend it t in the hour of its peril.—
They aro Democrats who are willing
to forego party ties that they may the
better ensuregovernmental security
and p rom 0 t -o ti0n,31,1-42rospority: ' •
the success - 0 - ninee Lieu they (ioart
bated each a manly share, And we
trust that the day is tint far distant
when the services of both will be pro
perly recognized and repaid by the
loyal men of' the entire Union. As
New York is prone! of Brady, so is
Pennsylvania proud of her Dougherty.
The matchless eloquence of both these
men - has touched a nation's heart. A
nation pauses in its bloody struggle
for preservation to do them honor.—
The army postpones its blow at trea
son but a moment, that its ranks may
find tithe to send back a shout for
Dougherty and Brady! All honor,
then, to these two gallant and eloquent
representatives of the war Democrats
of the loyal States.
[➢or ti (ia.,)
Mr. Editor you give room
to a few words from one who believes
he desires the welfare of the commu
nity in which be lives, and of the
country at large, although be is not
acting in any of the organizations now
discussed in our county newspapers.
It is a painfully evident fact that
every man who from a sense of duty,
or any motive whatever, acts with any
of these organizations, is at once
made the object of most scandalous
personal abase in the newspapers. If
this course is persisted in, we will ere
long be forced to determine whether
all worthy men shall be driven from
participation in public affairs at this
crisis by such means, or whether the
newspapers that resort to this mode of
warfare shall be treated as nuisances...
Several citizens of this town7gi:e—to
fore acting-in opposite political par
ties, men of respectability and intelli
gence, useful and honorable in their
several Callings, were made a commit
tee of the Union League. I only
know the professed object of the or
ganization, and that I say is a good
one; whether it has any other, time
will develop. Men have the same
right to enter it, so long as its purpos
es are lawful, that they have to enter
any other organization. These men
exercised that right, were. made 1110111-
hers of a committee, and therefore, are
made the subject of the following no
tice in one of the county papers, the
Monitor :
"John G. Miles, Grans Miller and
one Wm. Africa, compose a standing
committee to invite lecturers. Tha
kind of politics which is of the office
hunting character makes strange bed
fellows. The professing saint throws,
his religion to the dogs, and the wag
struts along with consequential airs full
of lively expectations."
in the same article, speaking of an
opinion held by Mr. Miles, the editor
says it "may be excusable in a clergy
man, and still more excusable in a
member of the bar, whose mental. vigor
like an elastic belt, lengthens and lessens
as life advances, but a full-grown school
boy committing the same blunder,
should be flogged for his stupidity."--
[The italics in both quotations are our
own.] - -
I do not wish to vindicate these
mon. They would perhaps be unwill
ing that. such an attack should be no
ticed at all. Their characters need
no defence. lint no community should
permit such libels to go - unrebuked.—
Who, or what next, if they do ? The
charges made by this editor, any ono
can see, are that these three men want
office, that to:obtain it, those of them
who professreligion have thrown it to
the dogs, and that Mr. Miles, by reas
on of his years, it 3 an imbecile.
(Every candid decent man, I think,
irust s 4 at once that such a course on
(the part of an editor is utterly inde
fensible and outragdous, and it is try.
ing the forbearance of a coinmunity
pretty strongly to publish such matter
where those three men are known as
)hey are in this town ; and county.—
True it is intimated that Mr. Africa is
' obscure—that be is one Wm. Africa.—
Well, Mr. Editor, if the laud were fill
ed with such men, we would need no
"Monitors " lAteach us ditty. Ile is
a plain unpretending mechanic, who
honestly makes his own living and does
his own thinking, and I say Mr him,
what his modesty would not permit
him to say of himself, that in this com
munity, for every essential element of
true manhood and good citizenship, he
stands head and shoulders above the
man who has attacked him. But who
has attacked hint and the other two ,
Men named ? Ido not ask the tines-
Lion for the purpose of making any
attack on the person published as ed
itor of the .3/wiitor. It is well under
stood here, indeed I think it was pub
lished, although of that I am not cer
tain, that an editorial committee of
supervision \vas appointed by the'
stockholders in the _Monitor, who were
to be responsible for all that appeared
in it. Our townsman, J. Simpson Af
rica, - Esq., was named as one of that
commi,ttoo. I ask the question to give
that committee the opportunity of let
ting the public know whether they
sanction such 1110 one
have quoted from. -If thoy do, it is
time the public know it. If they do
not, then our self-respect and the peace
- of society demand that they should
say so. If our public papers aro to be
made the vehiclesof such matter, with
the sanction of men who have some
standing in community; if a joint stock
'company is contributing _money to
sustain such a press, it is time that we
\ were all preparing the moans for self.
• defenso, for peace cannot long exist
where such license is taken. I write
in tho hope that if wo must have pub
lic contests, they will he conducted in
the newspapers with decency.
Pl.l rt. ;3 :--Znitsti et CI liclast 'week's
issue of the Journal American, almost
a whole page of editorial warning the
peoplc of trickery in tho call for
Union Convention, called by . Idr Port,
to meet in Huntingdon on Tuesday,
14th inst.
Now, Mr. Editor, I would like to
know the real motives of such a course
by a paper pretending to be immensely
loyal. Is it because you and others
of the Democratic party have finally
separated yourselves from all that
wing of the party, known as Copper.
beads, or sympathizers with the rebel
lion ; and are willing and anxious to
act in good faith with all Union-loving
and loyal men : or is it because the
people are in favor of forming Union
Leagues, taking in all who aro truly
loyal to their country, and who are by
words and deeds trying to sustain the
Administration, without distinction of
old party names? The real, truly loy
al men, know no party lines except
that between the patriot and the cop
Should Gov. Andy Johnson, or Ex-
Governor Wright, call a meeting to be
addressed by them in support of the
Administration, would the astute edi
tors of the Journal itairrican warn
the people not to attend, as there was
a trick in it ? What shall we say to
the thottsands of brave soldiers, who,
without distinction of party, have been
passing such patriotic resolutions as
those of the 125th Regt., V., and
other regiments, denouncing the sym
pathizers with the rebellion and their
efforts to embarrass the Government
in every possibly way? Shall we say
to them, you cannot net with us; you
have not voted in times past as we
have voted, and consequently, we can
not accept your professions of loyalty?
No, Mr. Editor; out upon such folly;
we will not outrage their feelings or
damped their patriotic ardor by any
such wicked course. Our duty to all
who love their country and aro willing
to support it in this its hour of trial is
plain. We should extend to them the
right hand of fellowship, co-operating ,
faithfully with them in any and all
efforts to fight this war away, restore
this country, thisi bleeding country, to
peace, union and prosperity, in spite
of the machinations of its enemies at,
home or abroad.
There may have been names on that
call for a Union Convention- whose
owners have not been entirely above
suspicion in regard to our troubles;
but we know a large majority of them
and know theta to be loyal and true.
When editors who roany hare the
interest of tho country at heart, take
the COUrio the Journal LC. American
hove taken, I think they will find the
people will not blindly follow their
lead; and in regard to the beneficial
effects upon the people believe the
policy 'wither wise nor prudent at this
time. PATRIOT.
Where they Stand.
It is certainly gratifying to the
men who, possessing the spirit of true
democracy, yet cannot act with the
democratic organization as at present
led by such open traitors as Vallandig
ham, Cox and Fernando Wood—it is
gratifying,te them, we say, to know
that they are headed by the hest and
purest men of the old Democratic or
ganization. They can point to those
who gave character to the party, who
were the-exponents of its principles,
and who on account of those princi•
pies, can adopt no other course than
deadly hostility to the conspirators
who have attempted to overthrow the
Government and dissever the Union.
The true principle of democracy natu
rally leads a man to array himself on
the side of law, order, constitution and
government ; hence the best heads and
hearts of the old democracy are on
the side of the Administration, while
all that is slavish, mercenary; mean
and cowardly in the old organization,
attaches itself to slavery and rebellion.
The former element in the Democratic
party, front the very circumstances of
the crisis, were drawn to an alliance
with the party of the Administration,
in order to save the Government'from
destruction, leaving Vallandigham,
Cox, Richardson, Wood, Seymour, and
that style of sympathizers, to lead
those who prekr party to country,
who would sooner have office than
Union, and who without the first prin
ciples of democracy, still call them
selves Democrats.
Let us see who stands at the head of
those Union Democrats who have left
party and gone to the side of their
government. Lewis Cass leads the
column. Is it necessary to ask, what
were his antecedents, or what is the
present difference between hint and
Vallandigham ? Lewis Cast, although
as much 'of a Democrat as over, that is,
as much pervaded by the Democratic
principle, is not now a part of the dem
ocratic organization, as at present con
stituted and directed. lie belongs to
the party of the Administration, as
distinguished from the party opposed
to the Got-eminent represented by the
Whom do we find in company with
Lewis Cass, supporting the authorities,
and frowning upon rebellion Danl.
S. Dickinson, of New York, honored as
a patriot and sage, and the renowned
leader of the New York Democracy.
When rebels and rebel sympathizers
took the helm of the party and steered
in the direction of treason, ho turned
his hack upon them. Will any one
date say that he lost his democratic:
principles by taking the part of his
country against treason ? And in
company with Dickinson, Gen. Dix, of
the same State; hastened to fall into
the ranks of loyalty, and while yet a
member of Buchanan's Cabinet, order
ed that mall to be shot like a dog who
would tear down the American flag.—
Democrats who are now with the Ad
ministration are eomperating with
such old trusted leaders as Cass, Dick
inson and Dix.
But tliey have min - 1r distinguished
company. Andrew• Johnson of Ten
nessee, stands by his Government in
this crisis as he °VOL' stood by the true
principles of Democracy which he
learned from the tongue and under
the eye or the immortal Jackson.—
\\'lieu treason led aivirjriliTTe - qihrtir
Tennessee, where could Andrew John
son go? Ile did not wish to turn trai
tor to his country, yet his party in his
own State had gone to the camp of
the rebels. What else could he do
than to take side with his Govern
ment? That, or to go with the Dem
ocracy of Tennessee, were the alterna
tives. For choosing the fbriner, the
sympathizers of our State Legislature
refused to hear him speak in our State
What other distinguished company
have the Union Democrats? Joseph
A. Wright, of Indiana, a nemocratic
Governor of that State, and a Foreign
Minister under several Democratic
Administrations; Joseph - Holt, the lap-
gest hearted and clearest headed Dem
ocrat or Kentucky; Benjamin P. But
ler, the leader of the Massachusetts
Democracy up t0 ; ,441e breaking out of
the rebellion, Whoupthe sympathizers
now call " brute,P,for being an unre
lenting enemy to.; rebellion, and a
scourge to rebels; Ed Yrand M. Stanton,
one of the few reputable members of
Bachanan's Admine, tration; and Gov.
Tod, the distingulted Democratic
leader of Ohio`. The democracy of
these men was.fourraed . ppon a love of
country, a revere for the Union,
and a respect „At. , the constituted
authorities of ifie"k3overnment. and
when their party`Wlis led by conspir
ators and factionis6 into hostility to
the true democritlio principle, they
were forced to act in opposition to it.
But these are not all the distinguish
ed members of the old Democratic or
ganization who teach us that in times
of great national danger the first duty
of the good citizen is to stand by the
imperiled government, and .to discard
any party that stands in the way of
national safety and honor. Generals
Rosecrans, Burnside, Hunter, Hooker,
and McClernand were members of the
Democratic party, but have learned by
the events of the war that it is better
to crush slavery and put down the re.
hellion than .to blindly adhere to a
party whose lea d e J'S are wedded to sla
very and their old political associates
of the South. •To these may beadd
ed General Fitch, now operating with
General Grant, who but three years
ago was a Democratic United Sthtes
Senator, in company With Jesse ID.
Bright, from Indiana, and Gen. John
A. Logan, who at the close of the Bu
chanan Administration was oat attic
most active Democratic 'Congrimswen
from Illinois
Let us look further and see what
other examplesloya I Democrats have
to encourage them in supporting the
present Adminisi ration in it, s t rugg l e
with treason. We all know the 'Muhl
enburgs by their great Democratia
reputation. They are not now with
the Vallandighains and the Coxes but
they are with Presillent
Benjamin Champneys, the distinguish-
ed Lancaster Conn ty Democratic lead
eg, is on the side of the Administration..
_Henry A. Multlenburg and Benjamin
Champneys are the leading non in
the Lancaster Union League. Most
of us have hoard Benjalain IL Brewsi
ter of Philadelphia, on the stump,
speaking in behalf of the Democratic
party. - But throe weeks ago, at the
Union League demonstration in Phil
adelphia,ho uttered . a most
speech in behalf oLthe Adminiaratia'n
and the Union, and against Southern
traitors and Northern sympathizers.
He said that ho had stuck to the
South through good and evil report,
but, that tlu Northern man must be a
dog and a dastmil who Would still con-1
thine to cling to the slavelords after
being spurned and kicked by them.—
Hon. Hendrick B. Wright, the Demo
cratic Congressman' from Luzerne Co.,
stood on ,the same platform and spoke
the same sentiments.
But we have other and still more re
cent examples of prominent Demo
crats leaving their political associates
who would lead theni into treason and
dishonor. John Van Buren, only last
fall, was the most gifted and influen
tial advocate of the election of Govern
or Seymour. But a few weeks ago, he
addressed a meeting of thousands of
loyal men in New York city, fully en-
I dossing the measures of the Adminis
tration, and urging a rigorous prose
cution of the war. hie acknowledged
to having had a friendly feeling for
the South even after they had taken
their wayward course of rebellion, but
when they declared that they would
rather associate with hyenas, his spir
it could not stand it. In company
with John Van Buren, James T. Bra
dy, and Judge Daly, two of the leading
Democratic leaders of New York, and
among their most accomplishers ova
tors, turned their backs upon the sym
pathizers of the Fernando Wood and
Vallandigham school, Messrs. Tan
Buren, Brady a•td Daly stum
ping Conriecti,ut in favor of the Union
Democr,its who renounco the lead
ership of the present managers of the
old party, and adhere to the Adndnis
tration as the representative of the
Government, can be proud of being in
company with such Democrats as we
have menthuied above. The most il
lustrious and honest of the leaders of
the old organization are with the Ad
ministrati'mft—they Intro severed all
connection between themselves and
those slavish and mercenary' dema
gogues who are doing their utmost to
lead the rank and file of the democracy
into an attitude of hostility to the gov
erning authorities. Being no longer
with the ddmocratie organization as at
present managed, they have been con
strained to leave its control entirely - in ,
the hands of such small tricksters and
corrupt managers as Wood, Brooks,
Hughes, Vallandigham, Vorhees, Cox,
Richardson, Sc., men-who bad no rep-
tttation in the panty, either for ability*
or integrity, when compared With such
HMI as Cass, Dickinson, Andrew John
son, Ex-Governor Wright, Butler, and
Holt. In our own State the most
prominent leaders of the Democratic
party at present, aro the . scions
or the old Philadelphia aristocra
cy, Biddle, the son of the Presi•
dent of „the United States Bank,
and the enemy of Jackson, and the
Reeds and the Bandit's, who were the
bitterest fbes of the Democratic party
when it was in its purity. The true
Democracy now stand with the Ad
anxious tb strengthen
its hands in suppressing the rebellion
which threatens our republican Gov.
eminent, while the spurious .DeMocra
ey have ranged t liemselVes under
leaders who, by their treasonable
cour,e, are fast hurrying them to ruin
and disgrace.—Sunbury Gazette.
Be the President .!f the United State.
WIIEREAS, The Senate of the United
States, deviiutly recognizing the su
preme authority and just government
of Almighty God, in all the affairs of
men and nations, has, by it resolution,
requested the President to designate
and set apfirt a day fur national pray
er and humiliation :
And whereas, it is the duty of na
tions, as well as of men, to own their
dependence upon the over-ruling pow
er or God, to confess their sins and
transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet
with assured hope that genuine re
pentartee will lead to mercy and par
don, and to recognize the subliroe truth
announced in the Holy Scriptures and
proven by all history, that those na
tions only are blessed whose God is the
Lord: • • '
And, insomuch as we know that, by
His divine maw, nations;Jike
als, are subjected to punishments and
chastisements in, this world, may we
not justly fear that the awful calamity
of civil war, which now desolates the
land, may be but a punishment inflic
ted upon us for our presumptuous sin„o,
to the needful end of our national re
formation as a whole people ? We.
have been the recipients of the choicest
bounties of lleaven. We have been
preserved, these many years, in'peace
and prosperity. We have grown in
numbers, wealth and power, as no oth
er nation has ever grown. But we
have forgotten God. We have forgot
ten the gracious hand which preserved
us in peace, and multiplied and en
riched and strengthened us; and we
have vainly imagined, in the deceitful
ness of our hearts, that all these bless
ings wore produced by some superior
wisdom and virtue of our own. In
toxicated with unbroken success; we
have become too selfsuflieient to feel•
the necessity of redeeming and pre
serving grace, too pl'Otld to pray to the
God that made us!
It behooves us, then, to humble our
selves before the offended Power, to
confess ony national sins, and to pray
for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with
the request, and fully concurring in
time views of the Senate, I do, by this
my proclamation, desig nate, and set
apart Thursday, the 3Uth day of April,
'1663, as a day of national humiliation,
lasting and prayer. And I do hereby
request all the people to abstain on
that clay from their ordinary secular
pursuits, and to unite, at their several
places of public worship, and' their re 7
spective homes, in keeping the day holy
to the Lord, and devoted to the hum
ble discharge of the religious duttes,
proper to that solemn occasien.
All this being done, in sincerity and
truth, lot us then rest humbly in the'
hope authorized by the Diliine teach
ings. that hie united cry of the nation
wilt be heard on high, and answered
with blessings, no less than the pardon
of our national sins, and restoration of
our now divided and suffering country
to its romper, happy condition of unity
and peace.
In witness, wheregf, I have hereunto
set my hand, and caused the seat of the
United ; States to be faxed. • •
Demi at the.eity of Washington this
thirtieth - day of March, in tho
{ s. I year of our Lord one ' thous
) and eight hundred and sixty
three, and of the indc,spentl l
enee of the United States the eighty
seventh. AnztAn.t 31 LINCOLN.
By the President :
Win. H. Seward, Sec'y of Stato
The Guerilla Warfare in Misscant
WASHINGTON, April 8.--The follow
ingdespatch has bean roceived at Load
quartors :
General H IV. Hidleek, General
in -Chief.
Sr. Loris, April 7.—Gen, 'Blunt tel
egraphs 'from Leavenworth as fbllows :
Major Ranson:, of the - Sfxtli.Kansas
regiment, informs me that ho has de
stroyed liieles band of guerillas, in
Jackson .county, Missouri, killing sev
enteen and imaging two who were cu..'
gaged in the robbery of the Sain Gaty.
lie also recovered some of the contra
' bands and captured twenty-one of the
bushwhackers' hordes, seven guerilla
camps with all their equipage, :taunt',
(Signed) . S. R. CURTIS,
' ;Major General
Union Successes in•Teunesseea
eINCINNATt, April 9.—The force un
der Colonel Wilder returned on the
Bth to 'Murfreesboro, from an expedi
tion towards Lebanon and Carthage-
Twenty-nine rebels were captured be
fore reaching Snow Hill. Five, thous
and bushels of wheat and much corn
were destroyed. A largo barn with at
great quantity of bacon was burned.
Wharton's rebel regiment had reoc
cupied Snowllill. Wilder came up be
hind,,and after a brief skirmish, de
rented them, captured eighty prison-, ,
ers and one hundred horses, destroyed .
five thousand bushels of wheat; and
brought away one hundred and sixty
negroeq and two wagon loads of-tobac
co. Wilder captured several rebels its
Federal uniformi, who were summari
ly shot.
During the past wook, expeditions
front Murfreesboro have captured seV
en hundred horges and mules, two hun
fired prisoners, over two hundred able
bodied contrabands, and destroyed
much rebel forage and subsistence. -
The rebel force in front of Franklin
is increased to an extent that indicates
•in intention of attacking General Gra
The small pox is reported to hive
compelled the rebel three to move from
Tullahoma toward Shelbyville. '
Lr consequence of Stanley's affair
at Snow 11111, the rebels sent a strong
three to, MeAlinnville. They are re
moving the rails and Cross ties from,
the railroad between Meninnville and
Ws r t race.
From the LowertilsAssippi.
Encouraging Accounts. from Vicksburg
CiNcrs . x.yrt, April 9,,---The adviecs
from Vicksburg:ire - on - the whole cheer
ful. The health of the arkyis..grea.,
ly improved. A new canal has Veen
cOinmerieed, leading into Walnut Be
yea;w vet' on the. Lou
isiana side at Mtlliken's Bend and runs
into the river at New Carthago, fifteen
miles below Warrenton: The canal
commences a mile above a point oppo
site the month of the Yazoo._ The
you is two miles distant: Its success
is doubtful. Reports say that the rant
Lancaster, sunk by the rebels, was 'a
mitten 11111 k. TheS wi =land bas been
repaired. and together with Fariligut's:
gunboats has gone down the riyer.
A formidable battery is about coin
pleted behind the .extreme point of tho
levee opposite Vicksburg. It lies been
wholly constructed by night, and will
mount the heaviest Parrot gnus, and
have range of the entire city.
All reports of attacks, on ILtines's
Bluff are pure fabrications. Captain
Osband had just returned Teoin thevi
ciaity of Greenville with three' Mitts
and bales of cotton, one thonsanclltead
of cattle, and one hundred mules. ` •
A gentleman who accompanied Ad
miral Porter up Steele's bayou,
ports having seen immense quantities
of grain and - cotton' in the interior.—
The rebels burned .twenty thousand
dollars worth, and the federals . ton
thousand dollars worth. A prisoner
says the Confederates de*oyed geld!).
~ough to Supply an army of-one
34=0 thousand 'men for six months.
YORK, Apo; 12.--The folfori.
lir; has been received from a' gentle.
Zan board the steamer Mary'San-
Thrd : •
1 1loamm in Ctrl , N.April 10,.via,
r o o •
rtress J.Monroe, Apr. 121—We passed
through the fleet off Charleston on
Thursday, the oth, at 10 o'clock A: M.
The weather was clear and pleasant:
The Monitors were ranged-along the,
beach i 1 Curitinino•s' Point, all in good,
order. We were aarded by one of ilia
pilots of the expedition,' who Stated
that the Ironsides and seven Monitors .
attached Port Sumpter on the 7th, and
passed, some distance •above the -Forti:
receiving some two hundred 094.. 7 -
A pointed shot, of English thanufa,c7.
. -
tore, penetrdted•the Keokuk. and 'she,
stink twelve hours after on the beatik.'
The other iron-elatk ! passed through:
the shower iffshot alki shell, uninjured,
or with trifling damage: he crisOal:.
ties Ore roporfed as few. 'Oapt
of the Keokuk, was slightly injOred
by a bolt.
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