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frjjt Cltarfolfa Republican.
Wednesday Morning Juue
It Greely Going: inio the Slave Trade I
ThU I'oliticut prostitute and disturber
of the pence of our country, has labored
for yfrre o prove that slaves wore ot
property in the Yje of the government of
the United States, $peaV:ug of ttadave
captured by the federal force in YhiV-ia,
in a late issue of his Tribune, say i they nmst
'be destroj ed m property," and that "swell
unanimity of opinion on this, vexed rnee
lion is gratifying," that 'Slaves tmvst be
treated by the oflioevs of ow avwy as '
traland goc& that is, tliat llavea are ro-
prrty, and not nvn, ns heretofore advocated
? Mr. Greely anil bin follower.
1 he only renson we run assign for this
talc and abrupt change of opinion, ii, that
if slave are men thty must be taken and
held ai prisoners of war. and if the piesent
war shall continue, it may not be long un
til our army, by holding them as such, will
have mo;c prisoners (lion soldiers. This
would not only be inconvenient, but vast
y xpeaftivc. But if they are properly, as
is ecrtainly the fact under an honest in
tcrpretution of the constitution, the) can
be tpiked and destroyed, just like guns, ves
sels, Ac, that cannot be carried oil'; or,
what weald, be tt better as a busine.'s,
and to whlck we think or government
shou'.d keep an eye, fa ew of the fact
hai it is row spending th,o. peoples' mo
ney at the rate of about a tuUUon of dol
lars every four days, these negroes could
be sold, to Vnowa Union slave-traders, un
der bonds p,0.t to Vo refold to rebels. It
is true, this would, be a novel enterprise
for our government to ewbavV in,, y.ut
wha,t c4 tat t Circumstances alter cases ;
and. if a Ut Wftr cav.warnml the Pres
ident to -ilwrisf tho suspension of tee
writ of habeas corpus, as in the case of Mcrr
riman at lVallimore, there should be no
scruples at our government going into the
p'lavc trade. Nothing could be more prof
itable. By the time we have subjugated
Virginia if the thivg is well managed, and
the stealing kept within reasonable lim
its the government might thus indemni
fy itself to the amount of perhaps seven-ly-five
or an hundred millions of dollar,
and so on in proportion until the whole
foulh W subjugated. Pel hops there are a
few Aboiit'onwts who rn.';ht object to this.
Hut pot many of them. There would be
money ip the speculation, and if the Chev
alier Forney, or Wy financier of his style
is gicu, in. ?Harge ot its management, but
few comple-inti will be heard even from
that quarter. We are quite sure that Mr,
Greely, in his present strait, would soon
be able to convince all abolitiondom that
it was in strict accordance with their pro
grarae.. But let Greely speak for himself;
"If they should become troublesome to
the camp, oj; wuifeprsojuo becaus eof their
vumbers, the commanding oiheur could '
furnish (hem with rations, a Fs, a guide,
or, not having one to spure, could point
them to the north star, tind tell, them to
'.'Thcia, too, if the exigencies of the earn,
jiaign required so summary a pxicoeding,
these contraband bipeds might h des-r
troyed u property For example, when
ganupM are about to bo abandoned to the
enemy, a prudent general causes them to
be spiked and so thoroughly spiked as
V?,re fprever worthless, as cannon, to the
loe. So, ax to. negroes who had served in
the Union caiup-r-if our army were com-
' elled to let them full into the enemy's
lands, they must first make them, at
property, so that they would he pood for
nothing to the !be;nrrd, to moke thorough
work of it, the negroes must be instruct
ed to tell the rebels, who might try to
use them, that they were spiked.
"Of course, in seizing contraband good,
we lake them subject to all inherent rt-sks
and tesulting continuencies. Fpr exam
ple i in seiiing a pile of loaded muskets,
m contraband of war some of them, un
less curelully handled, might go orr. Pre-
ciclv so.witU contraband negroes.
When the war U over, these contra
band negroes will havo to fee treated like
othor artila convaba,pd of war, taken
from the enemy. They oan never lie giv
en up to tlieir fornicr owners, nor ever
paid for un.djer any settlement ; because
everything contraband of war, taken du
ring the contest, is absolutely and hope
A Bankrupt Law.
We understand that numerous petitions
ore being sent all pver he country, solic
iting nigneis, praying Congress, when they
meet ii Jury next, to pass a general banka
rupt law. This we deem entirely unnec
essary, having the utmost confidence that
the present Administration ivill establish
gencraj Unfcruptcy throughout the coun.
try without the Hid of Congress tn a very
short time, if they continue the present
line of pplrcy. The President having es
tablished a standing army, iir.d "created a
navv o( eighteen thousand men, without
the aid of Congress, he is tureiy able, by
merely issuing n proclamation, ro the ef
fect that general bankruptcy prevails, and
ihat fill honest (?) men who desire to
avail themselves of this method of paying
their debts can do so nl pleasure.
We hope that no one wiil allow himself
to be drawn into this scheme. liemom
Lw Uro Act ol 1841 hy which J400,tWO,000
of doH H ignored, yet a large num.;
her of those who took the benefit of the
Act in 1842 have since becamo able to
pay those they defrauded out of their just
lues by an act of Congress, still not one
dollar in ten thousand has ever neon rc-
FBQV CAMP CURTIN.
J,ktter From A Voluntem.
The fallowing letter ta intended for
our last paper, but failed to reach ns in
tima Wa limAftur i n t ill i ivoyi I. mrfflsnnn-
d.en.1 will always be "able to report" and j3 ,a,n
new feol llto want of an inclination to uioom, Cortez
tell us of the tcenes in and about the P.loom, Knos
Camp. We are sure our readers will join Bloom, Isaiah
it i BiiiiH, James C.
C ill Ci'stis, near itar- I tin,k c M
mbuig, May 20th, 1S01, f ' Conner, Arthur
Dear Kem.ftN . 1 (,'ujples, A. J.
I have had it in viow vvcr since we Currv. E. M.
oame to Camp Curtin to give yott an oc- tonklin, Thomas
caHoiuil uccnunt of our employments aim Cimihum, D. i.
enioymeiits as "tiolit I Soldier Uy ; out a Cummincs, Win. S
muitittide of causes have thus lar preven- Coulter, John II.
fed rue irom putting my design inio exe- Cuismi, A bi:iin
catron. i o dav, however, having a lew,
and but a few leisure moments, 1 nave de
termined to devote them to scrawling you
a Uriel note lor H will no uui a one:
noto, and a scrawled one tho nature of
my writing arrangements making it rm
Names of Offloert and Privates f
The Raftmeu Rangers.
E. A. IltVIN, Captain.
W. K. II ARTftfiofiN, 1st Lieut.
Jaxf.s M. Wki.cr, 2d do
AdOleman, William I.ittleHold, S. Frost
and lias urnv-ea in M&w York. Accord'
to the papers of that wty. he roporu i',"'
000 troops at Norfolk, a large .J
lofthesefrow the South, f,.y tlWf
armed. Food is tolcrahlv Kii.i. . .''t
riossible to do better
Wo have now hem here about scvinleen
days, and it is uneertuin how .iiuch long
er we may lemain. Our boys are a little
impatient to be sworn into the service,
Jt some pay and some clothing, but we
hope in the early part ol this week, we
will ixs exumineJ, sworn in, and oe su
Dale. D. C.
Frautz, A, II.
jtilunn, D. M.
stored, and the samo state of things would plied with raiment. All that we have re
ceived vet has been through the kindness
"" WY " ' . . of our Captain and thecitizens of your
ery moral precept that can be conceived town AnJ in t;B connection I will
in the economy ofjustioo is agiinst this mention the kindness of many of the la
mode of paying j-tst dedts. ,'dej ofllarrisburg.someot them known to
. your citizens, who have generously pie-
Giikat Mistakes. Some of our readers ncnted us with ix variety of the most do
will no doubt recollect that Mr. .Seward licious pa-try and eatables, whit h as Tar
asserted, in his speech at the Aster House " practicable have ',""on
... 1 , , , , hands. As far as substantial food is con-
in New otk, on the 22d of December -cemed we have nothing to complain of.
last, that in fcixty days from that time our We get as much as we want of ruolcsome
troubles would ull be over ; that about the diet, consisting of frosh beef, bacon or
same time General Cameron asserted in Prk, BOoJ whent . .T,?"'s LSI?:
the Senate that lu.s -jluslcr ui li.e .outn ; cookwho
prepares I ho meol, neat and
was all for political ctRit, and would soor. Leitni for the wliolo company, among
Henry, Joseph U.
Hatkel, John W.
Hile, Lorenzo D.
Hall, Kl is I.
Kratzer, J. E.
McKeo, Peter C.
McCrucken, K. U.
McDonald, G. B.
McClotiky, JS'. A.
MoT oniild, lsniah
Man tony a, A. I.
McCrum, Chas. 1.
Miioon, E. P.
Noiris, John II.
Pettingill H. B.
Boss James F.
Hex, K. J.
Spencer, Wm. H.
.Spuncer, Jos. j.
iStruux, D. E.
Soott, G. P.
Thompson, T- J.
Taylor, ii. W.
Wilson. Wm. F.
Wilson. John H,
Williams, V. F.
THE WAR NEWS!
blow over; and that Mr. Lincoln in Ins
speech fit Pittsburgh in February last,
sa,ul that there was "nothing wrong" and
"nobody hurt ;" and still later, on the 8th
of March, Senator Doug'.as, in his speech
on the President's Inaugural address, em
phatically declared hat, that document
contained and meant nothing bui peace,
avJ be so accepted and endorsed it. Mr.
Lincoln also fcUtcd. that ho would "run
the muvliine as he found it."
Uow is it now ? lie found the ''m-
chino" running without soldiers, the rev
enues undiminished, and nt least a hope
everywhere irevailine that a state of
prosperity would soon be restored to the
country. It now lakes 250 000 soldiers
to run the "machine,', the revenues down
to nothing, and all kinds of business pros
trated, and unrelieved by the faintest
hope. Front this we must conclude, eith
er that tho country is full of False Proph
ets, or that tho Engiocer'does not under
stand the "machise.0,
tiriTE a DiiTEReNct. Some time ogo
the Secrotary of War, General Cameron,
awarded a beef contract lo a number of
political jufglors, headed "oy hi ebiof as
sociate, George M. Launmn, of Beading,
for which the government agreed to pny
.K per hundred, live weight equal to 14
or 15 cents per pound for the beef.
Tho public indignation manifested ut
this species of robbery, it is presumed, In
duced Gen. Cameron to rescind the con
tract with Lauman A Co., nnd having ad
vertisod for propocals for furnishing beef
for the Army, a wealthy Illinois cattle
dealer has agreed to deliver at llarrisburp
all the beef needed at ?3 90 per hundred.
Tom iliis it will be soon that Lauman it
Co., must liavo Leon realizing over one
hundred pec cent. piofiK They, howev-
or, allege that their contract is without
limit, and claim damages, Ac, Shameful,
as this sn indie w as, it is no vo;e than the
operations charged upon persons oonneo
ted with our State administration in the
matter of furnishing equipments fur the
volunteers ; and, in view of the state of the
times, tho character of tho mvH holding
the purse strings, Ac., Ic, instead ol com
plaining perhaps tho people ought rather
to foci thnnkful that things are no worse,
and Miat there in some prospect of its be
ing stopped. But the end :s not yet.
Commission ArroisTtn. Governor Cur
tin has appointed Jacob Fry, kto Auditor
j General ; Bcnj. Haywood of .Schuylkill
county ; and J. C. Abbot, lato member of
the legislature from Philadelphia, Com
missioners to investigate the alleged frauds
connected w ith the equipment of the vol
unteer: from this Stnte.
whom wnen cooked the rations are divid
ed out into )the several messes. re
eo'ved a half dozen excellent recruits from
home on lat Friday morning, which more
than balances the loss wo have sustained
by desertion. Fortunately those who left
us were the least worthy members of tho
company, and we are well rid of them.
Those who remain are as fine a body of
men as you over set eyes on, and when
the "Washington Cadets" turn out on pa
rade they invariably attract a large share
of the attention of spectator. The
"Raftmen Banners," Cant. E. A. Irwin, of
Curwensville, are aIo a line company, and
have been wellprovidod for since thevenme
here by thove of their friends visit
ing Camp Curtin. No regimental organiza
tion has been made here y-t, but- it is ex
pected that something will be done early
in the week. There are now thirty com
panics in Camp enough for three regi
ments. Some are not full, but will be
We learn here that some strange ru
mor concerning ui reach our friends at
home. You may safely treatevcry lenort.in
disparngement of either o1' the Companies
Irom tUarneW county, as uuo una un
founded. They have as good n reputa
tion at headquarters as any in lamp.
All stories to the contrary notwithstand
To day is hot and sultry, and I am con
sequently not in ii literary mood, or 1
would endea or to describe some of the
incident occurring here which illustrate
Camp life. Ferhaps on some future oe-
'asion 1 may be ahlo to iurnisii you with
something more interesting than this. 1
will not attempt to give you any general
news. You learn them all from the pa
pers as soon as we do ; nd less is known
. .. ; r .1- ...
in camp oi ine-iuieniions oi uie govern
ment than anywhere else. Tho general
health of the Camp and of our Company is
good. There are but few men in t lie
hospital and a small number of cases on
t no sick list, compared with the numbor,
near twenty-five hundred hot in Cump.
Hoping to he able to report again in a
few days, 1 am yours, Ac.
Meeting of thi Raftmen Rangers.
At a meeting of the Raftmen Bangers,
held at Camp Curtin, May 30,lGl,the
following preamble and retnlutions were
adopted without a diisenting voice :
Whereat, We deem it but ,ustico to those
having authority over us, as well as to our
selves, to correct erroneous impressions of
our situation in tamp turtin, and desue
to present to our friends a true statement
of cur conditition us a Company. There
fore be it
Jirtolved That the rations supplied to
this Carrp are in great quantity ai:d ex
cellent in quality, and that as soldiers,
our expectations of Camp comforts are
more than realized : and we hereby tender
our thanks to the commanding officer of
t lio Lamp, arm those acting under his im
mediate supervision, for tho efforts they j
lnvo made, and are now making, in our
Jtitohed, That we are fully satisfied from
assurances given us, that ;OV. Curtin, and
From tli e Baltimore Sun, May 3 Int.
The Marlboro' Gazette states that a
company or the federal troops entered
1 oi t, lobaceo, Md., on baturdav or Sun
day last and intended camping there.
Some of the citizens of that county are
suspected of having requested tho Gov
eminent to send the troops there, on tho
plea that they wero required for the pro
tection of the Union men. Tho compa
ny referred to bytlio Gazette probably
consisted of men from the U. S. cruiser
Freeborn, which arrived off Tort Tobacco a
few days ago.)
Nearly one hundred regiments have
thus far been accented for tho war from
the States of New York, Ohio, Illnoisand
Indi ma. The contingents from the other
States will bring it very near two hun
A general order has peen issuod from
the War Depurtmunt, granting to the
volunteers now enlirted in the service of
the United States tho same monoy allow
ances for clothing for the regulurs.
An elegant and substantial dress sword
is to presented by the members of the
Kentucky Legislature to Col. Robert An
derson. All vessels of the United Slate in the
Port of New trleans wore seize I on
Thursday lust by the authorities.
Eighty thousand troops will, it in said,
rendezvous at Cairo for en immedinio
movement ucon Memphis.
One of the rifle com panics from Arkan
sas now in Virginia, w commanded by
Captain Crockett, a grandson of the fa
mous Davy Crocket. The company curry
a banner upon which appears the insciip
(ion: "He sure you're light: then ko a
t'ltOM 01.1) J'Ol NT C'O.MKOKT.
Tho steamer Adehude, dipt. Cannon,
reached her wharf from Old Point yester
day morning She reports all quiet in
that vicinity. The steamer Georgia on
Wednesday landed tho 1st. New York
regiment ut Fortress Monroe. The reg
iment consisted of 1,000 rank and file.
Most of the troops have left the Fortress,
and ou Wednesday afternoon were en-!
camped between llamton and Newport-,
.tewttptHui. Among r no pcisengers tiy
the Georgian, was Major Fay, oneofGeii.
uuller s sUiti tie wai bcurer of dispatch
es to WashingtiMt.
TIIK I'lMZKS ATTUK UASUlSCiTo.N X.VYY-
The priz" brought up to the navy. yard
at Washington, on Wednesday, ric viil.
ueti nt 9,4il! the JSntish schooner Tro.
pie Wind, ludnn with tobacco, worth $22.
172. and tho schooners Gen. Knox and
Virginia, laden with timber, each to the
amount of ?1.000. The former was cap
turod tlown in llamton Boacis, and the
two latter dow n at the mouth of York
river. The; are now at the yard awaiting
the order of tho District Court of the
A TK.XNF.SHKK VOM NTKKn KX KCL'TF.l).
The National Tutriot learns from a
private letter that Taylor, of the First
Tennessee Regiment, who killed Lieut.
Davidson, of the same corps, at Lynch
burjr, Va., a few days ago, wrs tried by a
court-martihl at Richmond, and sentenced
to bo shot. The sentence, it is said, vtas
the remainder of the troops stacked anna, and has urriv-ed In N&w York
alter throwing out pickets and scouts on
' the neighboring hills, with orders to bring
in any persons they oiiciit una. oi these front the CiQutu. Thov
- - . . . , .- --wio
it was rather exciting to see me scouts, armea. toog is lOJcrably cbuiiiUat,!
"Snake Hunters," as they atyle them- high priced. '
a trait. As certainly as tliey 1 At l eterslmire there ware nni .
would spy a man anywhere wi! hin sight a troops, and those th.l arrived wer 1'
squad ot tnem weum seize mir gusts nu iv moveu ro iorio4K or Kiohmond 7
start after him on a run, nnd before very ; Richmond there wore about 25.0U0
lopg would bring hi in ; for they were, The city is strongly fortified. p0r, ,
sure of their game if they got eyes on it. bacon are plenty. Coffee sugar and but
Tho prisoners were all treated with the ut- are very high. A North Carolina t
most courtesy, but nevertheless some of mont arrived on Sunday 1, "no J.'1'
them looked' terribly frightened. (They were received with great enthu-u!"1
In the evening the companies returned At Munassaa Junction there weie iJ1"'
Irom Juriuington, bunging wnu thorn or niteen thousand troops. On
several prisoners, ana reporting mat
tlieir scouts had killed one secessionist
and wounded another.
I have not learned at this wiling what
was done with the prUcncrs. The im
pression in cum p was that they would be
tried by a court martial. Aguinst some of
them there is very strong positive evi
dence that they get fire to tho bridges.
TIIK ilLRVK.I) IIKIIMJE8.
The two bridges burned were over Buf-
f.ilo nrfi)c. and tvpra common rmen mer
i i..... 'i .. ..:n
lUliruafl UI iujsup, nil null .1, Bins
and the cross ties cf track, both of which
The anxiety about tho splendid iron
bridge over the Monongahela is eRpeci.il ly
very grat. It was "aid in Mannington
that the Union men of Fairmont were
guarding it. Sunday nigiit several bridg-'
es between Mannington and Glover's Gap,
were guarded by citizens of the former
Alt.amcron, yesterday, they iiauiej up
some secessionists and mude them swear
to support the constitution of the United
States. To-day that place was full of men,
armed. Squads of them were going out
to bring in some more of the same stripe
intending to niuke them take the same
these troops were encamped. At V m.iTT
ter there were 5,000 troops, uudai n
per'. Forry 15,000.
, An olHcer front Montgomery tA
Richmond that Gen. Besuregarxl wu
reach Noifolk on Monday. ,Jf, j? .
was unwell, but would come on as soon
(From the Pittcburg IHytatek June Srd)
Wasiunotox, Juno 1, 1SG1.
Capt. Dahlgren forwarded u dispatch to
the Secretary of the Navy, stating that the
battery at Acquia Creek opened fire on
U. S. vessels Watcrwitch, Ar.acosta and
The military headquarters has informa
tion that one of the Fire Zouaves wus kil
led and another wounded near Alexandria
Acquia Creek is fifty five miles below
Washington, and flows through Stafford
county, Virginia, into the Potomac. It
is the terminus of the r redenckslmrc and
Potomac Rnilioad, nnd is on the direct line
of communict tion with Richmond. Its
possession is, therefore, ol the greatest iin
portunce to the rebels, and it will proba
bly not I c relinquished -vitliout a;tulboin
i nc liiciimoiut papers ot I iiursiiay cive
tho '.letiuls ot J ott. Duv ii journey from
Montgomery to Richmond. Jeff, Davis,
accompa: led by Ins aid, Col. W igfoll and
lady ; ami Robt. Toombs, of Ge.irgia, left
Montgomery by the cars on Sumluy even
ing last. I hey made no special stoppuge
on tne way, ana owing to a provious se
vere ina sposmon oi .ion. im is, it was
desirablo that his trip should be as private
Ai.r..ANiiitA, June 1st, lSi'di.
A sentinel nt Cloud's Mills, on the out
skirts of Alexandria, was shot and killed
I list night, and another wounded it i
suppoed by re!t. scouts.
Further and more definite particulars of
tho skirminh in Virginii hist night have
been received. It appears that n furcojr )
Federal cavalry and iiifuntrv, tho former
commanded by Lieutenant Tompkins, and
the latter by Lieutenant Gordon, attack
ed the rebels nt rrirtax Court House at
Business is postrated everyKl,.,,
Stores closed and the peoplu d...i)M.
and full of fight. The crops look ,'r,
NEWS FJOMTHE SOUTH
According to the New Orleans IVH, ,!
State of Louisiana had in the fmld on' il
25th ult. 7,350 men, besi.les 4,000 incsm,"
awaiting orders, and 5,000 armed and i
quipeu lor nome protection.
Col. Vun Dorn has by loiter inform
a committee of the ritizens of Corrnn
Christi H at nt nn early Jny he will pllfl
troops on the Rio Grande frontier for m
hour steamers passed Vicksbiiron tU
23rd, with confederate t.oops front KP
Orleans Tor Fort Smith, Arkansas, to
commanded by Biigadier-General (t
The convicts in the Virginiu renltcn.
tiaryarenow employed in making tun.
carriage?, aagons, nxex, picks, flsnn
shirts, cloth for uniforms. nnv .i.a-
tents, wheelbarrows, and litters for lbs
The ladies of Goliud. Texas, have orsan-
lzed a company to practice the uie of
of firearr js.
Col. Gains, of Brszora. n(Tr in U
- " v w Ull
of twenty to raiso J50,0(M) in ltnl, to t
giscn io uio toiuiers Irom that conm.
who may he eniraired in anv batil tn, n,.
It is slated thai a vessel (the Eliza Tos
sall)hns rarely arrived at Savannah, from
Europe, with rifled cannon'
The Mobi.'o Tribune is informed IU
an agent of the French government ism
in that city for the purpose ef uhUirilrif
facts relative to the condition ol ths
'I he government clerks at Monlgoineir
received orders to prepare to remove In
Richmond on Wednesday or Thursday
of this week.
A Great Man Has Fatttn!
AYe arc ndviui-d by the ritmlmrh
Difpatth of estcrday, tluit the lion.
STKI'JIKX A. DOUGLAS dsf at
Chieiifjo, III., at 0 o'clock on Tuesday
Ins remaiiiH would he taken to
Washington city for interment, where
bis first wife, and one or two children,
JIU death was not unexpected
haviii' been Hcizcd witli a malii?naiit
day break. The infantry force consisted lever on reaching ('hiciifjo koiiic weeks
The competency of these gentlemen ' u"7e "cl,n in connw ion with nun, are
dare not be doubted: nnd we advie all , fn i ,i .n ,,i u
it is iii their nower to do so.
Jlenolved, That our thank." are due to
Gen. John Patton, and to others of our
jtlrose having a hand in the alleged State
I Bobbery, town up and fork over nt once,
t imlnm Bfcint. n liicli nrn fc-l. vui-1 ll.ov- n il) nnrlninti !a fmtnA m,l o., .1
. ii- i- ,. ..nu.iriu l. j. , , i . I citizens, for the active interest they have
uwmed, to discharge at the ido Awakes, properly exposed. Their selection the tnken in our welfar(5( W6 t0 fj,e la.
in eur issue OS the -2d ult,, intedvdole bet proof that Gov. Cuilln's hands are Hies in Harrisburg. whose attention to us
ly for home eonsumption, it srems actual- fsve from stain ; and, for the honor of the ,m ttw marked, and whose names, were
ly hit, and almost kilt, the editor of the ' State, we sincerely hope that the result of fi too song, we wouia giauiy men
Jefferson tiler, and thus threatening ths
tfrtal Jetmction of the School Depart'
meat of our sister cunty, of which, h k
their iavsistigation will ostablisls die fact
Jlftolred, That lrerefcy express our
contempt for the former members of our
company, who leit us between two days-;
Ueyoud, all xlonbt or cavil.
Vf we woperlv estinmto the cliaTaereT
Svporlptesdos., Howeve w.ewsay segret ) tiie gentlemen composing tis enmmit-, ,nd PPnnity of informing
...... . . - . w It lions t Isnsf iJtAiP vl isn-a nM assns JinI isitn
this ftusJOtrane. we see no he o lor it. if, 1 .i ,. i ,vii,-... 1 -y 1- -
' ; nrvi tsisiva ? , aiv nuiv nw sasv
Tie wai olf, to. the war, where he ought to to somo of them, their proceed'mcs nnd thev cma o their manhood and to tteir
bo, ana wncre a no, apubt mnny times rPr0rt will be widely different from that cownrry. With this notice they pass from i
1. - II I . !f .... i .--.nl . . . . . . ll .1 .. J.I
MOVEMKXTS OF FEDERAL TROOPS
iN WESTERN VIRGINIA.
We find in tho Wheelinc Intcllisrcncer
further aooounts of tho movements of the
federal troops, under Col. Kelly, from that
city to Grafton, Va, The Intelligencer is
a strong republican paper, nd its state
ments by no means free from party bias.
It has a letter from a correspondent who
describes in glow ing style the reception of
uio iroopg at every stoppage. Jhoy ar
represented to havo made a triumphal
march, while tho secessionists are sai J to
have been scattered, hunted down and
arrested everywhere. We make the fol
lowing extracts from the letter :
AKRKHT OF 8KCK8HIOX1J.TS -ONK KIM.H
AND ANOTHER TOtl'NPEP.
Hnrdly had the soldier bcs there five
minnies till they had arrested anil under
guard as many secessionists, namely :
a tavern.keepei named Wells : Mr.Knotta.
a iwerchsnt; Charles Matt hows, superin
ienuentn mat fruon ol the it. t. it. K
ot only torty hve men. Our troops met
tho picket guards of the reU N at a point
uliout four miles this side of the till, and
made un unsucce.sful attempt to secu.e
them. The pickets fled and und conveyed
t ho alarm to tho relx! camp. Our cavalry
then charged into the town encountering
vigorous resistance. They wpte tired at
from houses on both sides of the streets,
and from nil quarters of the town,
Lieut. TompKins' horse was shot under
him, and in falling beneath the animal
the Lieutenant's ankle was sprained. The
cavalry were fin illy eompletly inclosed by
a company of rebel infantry, who leet
thorn in front ami r?ar, and poured in
volley after volley upon them. Lieut.
Tompkins and his men finally fought
their way out, bringing with them no lesn
than seventeen rebels as piixmers. All
of these except five afterwards escaped,
but the hve were surely brought in.
N)tne ol the stutt olhcers ol the f-ifth
Regiment of New York were with the
Federal troops, and several were wounded
but none mortally It is reported on tho
authority of Lieut. Tompkins that not
less than thirty nf tho rebels weie kil led.
I lie force of the rebels at that point
was about fifteen hundred men. This
teat oi arms ts consmered very cnllant.
and the conduct of Tompkins is hiirhlv
ago, and foil several days the tele
graphic dispatches Iuitc been iiuliin
ting a fatal result.
Mr. Douglas wasa roallvtrrcat tnnn.
Intellect ually, lie had no Mijicrior, n
is demonstrated by the ninny otfitiiil'
positions he has so conspicuously fill
ed, as well as by the position he lm
so long occupied before the country.
The nation may well mourn hi. loss.
Says a colcmporary : "He was lib
eral to n fault indeed reckless in pe
cuniary expenditure and ulthougli.
at one time reputed fo be very wealthy,
it iii stated that he leaves his neconJ
wife and her child in penury." lie
was about filly years of age.
Washington Citv, June 2nd.
From a messenger direct this morninz
at ten o'clock from Acquia Creek by the
ste.imor Anucosta, the following facts were
obtained relative to tho contest yesttrday
at Acquia Creek : The engagement com'
menced ou Friday as heretofore stated,
and lasted two hours. Yesterday il was
renewed and continued twice that length
of time. The lower or Ixoch battery,
which had been so essentially damaged
Use day previous, bad in the meantime
been repaired by the Confederates; in
foroe about two thousand strnne. The
teiSrYVe have no further w ar news
by last night's mail. Both partie.
are evidently preparing for u desptr
ntc struggle, and from tho indications
the country' will not wait long.
""sis: War News. It seems appnreiit
from the present movements of the Fed.
ernl trooj s that an atluck is intended up
on Harper's Ferry.
Maj. Gen. McClelland has couoetilrated
about 15,000 Ohio ami Western Pennsyl
vania troops in Virginia- his destination
no doubt being Harper's Ferry.
Maj. Gen. Patterson is concentrating
large Pennsylvania force at Clianibersburg,
who, it is presumed, will proceed to Har
per's Ferry by way of Hngoratnwu. At
the some time Gen. NcDownll is muster
ing a largo force in Virginia, opposite
Washington, as if intending to proceed to
the FatVneenrei into the conflict, tak
nig a position near to use land.
For the first two hours the fire from the
horo batteries was very t risk, but was
returned witis more expedition bv the i SI. 1831
i'awnee. isuring the enaacement ahe fir
STATKMKSiTof Ih.ChKARFIELD COUN
TY BaNK, for the mooth ending Msr,
aworo he would bo if an opportunity offer
our thoughts, and we commend thocn to
i i i .1 . .i : i :
ed. when ornamented with hi, "cap, cWtiBg committee, presided over W t mZ"
and lamp," he would have been beyond'i pTi,,c oi humbugs, blockheads andmrw. Jtertwd, ThatTre enter upon our duties
vuo range oi our pvp yioi, msteau oi iurn-,kulK Jphn Covode, at Wwhinfiton. aseoldiers, with a full sens of tho repon
Dr. Grsnt. defeated seecssion candidal cd IW aheUs. ona of wbiidi im uun m H'Hs dicountod
fortbe Legislature, nud one Snodgrasg, a explode imi mediately over de Iieads of en.yIv"' st
iahlng practical proof nf the correctness of .They will not be toaflect this or that po-8ibiu,y of the solemn oath we have taken ;
our remarks; and we now give him fair i;,- t. 4 u. ...,i u and a men, wh re enlisted for a term
notice that unleea he makes some exertion I'l party--ut to expose to he i.ubho not exceetlin(? thrw yeor or duriB? ho
constWe. These men all aeetned to ex
wi immeuiaxe exwution, rigiit on the
spot. They were arraigned before Cot.
Kelly, who released Wells, Knotts and
tlin fm&'dttl-ntpfi irttnrwa uiilii,u 1.A Pfc' "
to redeem bis righting promises made last
it i i , 1 i i , .
lau, Buniiuwn nil uoma inu uusincm, sum
reudsra the ease, the comforts, and luxu
ries of his office, and marches to the field of
r -. I ,t . , .
., m,. , , , o -- J'HU IIIMB oini'r inoi ...
.muery. i re observer ai.-MMgn t,e ttlo-' Bank Note, of otl.tr Jlsnks - -scope
saw a number of lies of them car! Checki. Drufw, is. ...
ricd awav in wasons. During that timi i Furnltur
Grant; on tlieir tiking the oath of fidolitjr, ; theshore movement were exceedingly EP"f flrte eogrvuqr, o
but retained Matthews and SnodiriiB. brisk. '1 he Freeborn hvluwl J.r hll. ' Sttion&rj., .4. . . .
I The trains soon after moved on down to in sucee8ion in thebeacli baWeiy, peroep!
'thn firf liiirna,! I. ...1 .1 IM.I., ,1.. . I U.. l. 1 .. t . l' I
gaae, and to just punishment, those who war, we pledge ourselves to fight in des 'disembarked and para.fod in a meadow.- effect of greatly diarinwliincthe fire. j c.piul Stock r-.l.l tn ' ''. "'t boo (Hi
would dare to rob the honest tax payer. fence of our flag, sintil Use tarry folds float ,Col. Kelly then detailed eix companies 1 Nou, . KKio. ' ' 20,m C
nnWm M M.redi-i r w,iu,w,ii,i lx. ..' , In e!ery Ionres8 "a city in nn startea tor y arm ington, some throe statf.mknt of a Y'Hoinia MKRchant.'1"' Depositors. - . 11,622 37
. l' .mle' l,Ke"' mbiios neiow, '.win H-hicli it was said the
4 1. I... i t t . t Intt.rAti nni Kvrlianrfsi . I 'ttA ?it
....I .1.-11 h.. I,f.n ni,o!nlJ Allorn O.n.ril k n... J . ...... I ti... . " j i.. .l7 , '.' . . V """" gonnenian no nm. uuno HIS Ulllsl-
wuuu. . - - ' 7Jl ""r0 rwoiu- (un.. wuflorRl me bridges itiutcomc , and new in Norfolk for four vears post, and.
iktt,-r unit (niullv dnniolih lnni Sn tVrtin. In the room Of e. A. rurvmnee Ejo. wlm linnn rta aont tx tha Mom J.r wf u,. kiii......u.i.i ...... cn i . . .- ... t ... f."
i i Li .1 i j. vi .. i. . . V'l ii o ii- r : "" . puiiio ,iv nr.mri s. vno na? nro! more mucu oi mc time
vv iMi ill uiiuiti qiitt viitio rr-ijEuc-i w rc?er ui? arnrrw,rri nu .-. n'jiuntuuri lur puuiicniion, cession ITOOpS WCTO Stationed. PI
Icanwhilc twenty years, left that
city on Saturday,
.'AC. H. OKA HAM, Cashier
IV, May 31, ISM.