Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, August 21, 1861, Image 1

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Dedicated t the Junior K
Yc liave nary littlo cliiq,
About our citago homo ;
But our iint;lWs liuvo them plenty,
AuJ we luvo to Deo tlit'ui cuuio ;
With tlu'ir cltuMiy dirty faces,
An I their smtpping littlo eyes:
With tlR'ir lingers in tlioir lumitlnt,
U'bilo they nsk tut cukes nail pus.
Yu luvo to hear their stories,
While the others nro lit lay :
(rt!io l!ui. they liuvo uuj
Ij their own childish way.
We lov to hear their funny way,
Their (rollicking nnd kIoo;
Ami their merry niij-'inj; laughter,
Sc fl;angehio una ficc.
We lute them for their innocence
Their h;iane mid mirth j
The very suul of jileanure,
,fi tto wander o'rthe earth.
Hiey love n for our jelly-eikcp,
Our pretty (links, and rusii's:
I!ie S.rmer fur their appetites ;
The hittur for their noses.
Fo. between our nvighWs children:
And our littU bedM of tluwert,
We arc pn.hiK very pli-.utitly,
The twiflly wjiiing hours.
T!,u Democrats of Reccnria township,
n'ilc (Utvnditig the Primary Election on
(wiiirtlny the '.hh Inst., unanimoiHy aJop
lul llio following iioocftliiig :
il7ii'vM, It has now become a settled
fjcl flint tliO only can govern a
a iMi'.
Ami Whereas, The unfortunate disson
loins lately oxistirg in the ranks of the
lkmocrstic party dissensions in the
lunin, we belit-vr, instrumental in placing
Ilie powers ul' tho govet nmillt in Iho
knJjofan nssumptious clique of usurp
ers, demngpgnos, nigger-worshippers, untl
ifile neck, hfkniU's, whoso object we b
lie'te to In; to place tho negro on tlie level
nKJi (he hite citizen ; and not this alone,
but as fur n possible havo the blood of the
Anglo Saxon How in tho vci.isof the de
(iiicrii.te nnd half brute crvaturc of Allien.
Sv, to present so greiit a sin in the
i.fht ol both liod nnd man, it hecomeii tin
sbso'.ulo necrpity thut tho Djniociacy
hou',d betonie a unit. To elleet w hieh,
vc believe it ehnnpe in Meeesnnty in our
mode of nmiiituitiiig eundidute9 for the
viuium olliees in the jiil'l of the I'eoide.
'flius County L'onvi'iitions annually will
liiiiijj ll M'titions of the jiarty together,
and miy ditletenees or itiflieultifs that niy
cjist, may bo settled or explained, and tin
cxpits.-ien o( tho views ol the entire narly
(tit on lluoujzh their Delegates.
Thei L-fpio lliW'lrcJ, That tho Detnoci aey
of licecHfiti towni-liip denite the ado(ition
of the Delegate Syotein, instead of tho
iiieilmd now tised, for the nomination of
candidates in ('leiulielJ eDunty.
lii'Acil, That with unbttken fiont.we,
the IVmoeiary of liereuriii, now e.onie for
aid to wipe out the lilaek Main of nigger
o,jiii in this towrbhip, to inaiilully
tiiaiiitiiiii our rights as Ar..erieini eitizens,
nd toi-ttitid with our fellow-deinoeiats as
one of the fi.reniosl dentoctatie tow n.hips
in tlie eounty ; and for the fiirthetanee
oUhloh (iljiet, inking the co operation
"lull who love the I'niuti as our failiei.
uiade it, k veiu'ly nib-et ibe our i:araes.
rsukdl.Jurtlicr, That there pi oeeedir.g'-
bp A'.ilnixjutl in t a I I' -hl.l J'
i. ::,.! it.
Wm.s, li,.::tV(
S. II. Iliiidman,
T. S. Vnlihiu n,
hfJeiick Sholi;
fliristmn I ! room,
I'mid 1'jer,
Williain I.iglitncr,
J;!I1"S (iillignn,
'"rankiii l!os',
0. W. Calwell,
Ucerc Or:oui,
Win, K. I 'it kiiison,
Joseph J'ear,
Thomas ,). !'o'.,
J. W. lull,
John Shot!',
C. U. Sholl,
,-ohn I.iglitncr,
Win. J. McCoy,
A C. Courtney,
A. J Smith,
I'm llio flejuililiean.
Xr.w Mll.l.foRT, Aug. HI, 1S01.
.V..r.i. Editors: It is now reported in
our tillii tin t tho o same (iod forsaken
malum that visited lirady lownship had
'-o iutcndwl to visit our village an I deal
illi us in tho Fame manner that they in
Ittidrd to deal with the people of 111 :nly.
You will i.lense Messrs. Editors, inform
Messrs. Editors, intorm
tlie lllacklegs of lieynoldsville that their
tittoNew Mill noil will at ny time bo
Vlcorned by n proper icception for e.l,cl I fonsnJi-rablcj confusion. They were ral-Ibree-Kninre
rebels, who are ill the time I , aI)(j i,,,).,,.,! to )lolJ tho woods on our
linn. 11.. :..l..n !.. .1 ... nunr niiil
,,,,-J- llllllb I111U HI 11U w... .
'T " 'V llni
'V",1'1' in
id their I
Miily tlioir disunion feelings.
fee RevnoldsvUle blackleirs fine
!y to New Millport they will find a great
"I'uy Union mm, with but hero and there
Abolitionist. Awaiting the appearance
f tho Heynoldsville ruffians, we close.
Union Forkver.
Bout es Cot.. Cameron. Tho correspou
"ience between Col. McCunn nnd Col. Slru
ft, of the Virginia cavalry, touching the
"y ofCol. Cnmetcn, hns'been laid before
lb War Department. The Identity ofthe
J', it is said, is established, and Hie
'nwofits recovery substantially rests
itli tlie Seerstnry of War.
Reverse or Forttne. Wni. II. Randall,
w fourteen years identified with tho his
nd growth of St. J'aul, Minuesota,
Wll tono timo owning real estate in nnd
"e IL city valued at $1,000,000, died nt
frill, 01. tho 30th ult., a poor man.
Joe financial dnflicultes of 1857 wrecked
no beyond recover) , .
Won By a Sick Man's Cocci!. H
win fcceo truly remarked that in sickness
ra is no j,anti je K woman's hand ; no
rt like a woman's heart ; no eye so un
; ne hope so fervent. Woman to a
mac's ooucli is divinity ituporsonated.
Official Report of Colonel Heintzclman.
llEAUyuARTr.Bs 3u Div. Dki-'t N. E. Va., )
Washixoton, .Uily 31, IWil. j
To (',. .7.y. Vy, Aw'l Adjutant Central:
Sin: In o'jedienee to ii.Mi intions re.
eeived on the 2(llh ins!., tho division un
der my co utnaiid Wat underiums, in light
tnnrching order, with two days' cooked
lations in their haversacks, nnd'c-iinmen
eed the march at half past two A. M. on
the 2Ut, the tnigade of Colonel Frnnklin
leading, folloivcd by those of Colonels
Wilcox i.nd IIoaid. At Centieville wo
found the road filled with troops, and
were detained three hours lo allo,,the
divisions of den. Tyler and Col. Hunter to
pass. I followed with toy division imme
diately in the tear of the latter.
lielwoen two and three miles beyond
Cenlirville we led the W'arietiton turn
pike, turning into a country road on the
right. Captain Wright accompanied tl e
Lead of Colonel Hunter's column, with
directions to stop at a road which turned
into the left to a fore across I'.ull Itun,
about half way between the point wheie
no tin tied oil' Iroin tho turnpike and Sud
ley's springs, nt which hitter point Colo
ncl Hunter's divininn was to cross. No
surh rond was found to exist, nnd about
eleven A. M., we found eurselves at Sud
ley's Springs, ubout Ipd miles from Cen
tieville, with the brigade of Col. '.Iuuters
division still on onr sido of the run. lie
foie reaching this point the battle had
commenced. We could fee the smoke
rising on our led from two points, a mile
or more apart. Two clouds ot dust were
seen, showing the advance of troops from
the direction of Munitions.
At Dudley's Fpi in g, while tvniting the
pasffige of the ttoopsof the division inour
front, I ordered fonvnrd the fiist brigade
to till their canteens. Itcfore this was nc
eomplished tiie leading regiment of Col.
Hunter's division became engaged. 'Jen.
MeDowrll, w ho, accompanied by his stall,
had passed us a short timo before, sent
haekCapt. Wright, of the engineers, nnd
llnjor McDowell, ono of his aids, with
orders to tend foiwatd two regiments to
prevent the enemy frcm outflanking them.
Capt. Wright led forward tiie Minnesota
regiment to the left of the road, w hich
cro?sed the run at lbi- point. Mnj. Mc
Dowell led the Ea Ventti Massachusetts up
the roi.d- 1 accompanied tins regiment,
leaving orders iuv the remainder to follow
with the exception ol Arnold' battery,
which, snppoi led by the Eirst Michigun,
was posted n li'tle below the ctosing cf
the run as u reserve.
At u little mote than n mile from the
ford we came upon tha battle li' hi. Kick
ett's battery was posted on a hill to the
right of Hunter's division, nnd to the right
of tho road. Alter filing about twenty
minutes at a battery of the enemv, placed
ju.M beyond the c:est of a hill, on their
entrance lelt, the ili'tanee being consider
ed too great, it w as moved forward to with
in about I, (HH) li'i't of the etieiii) 's liattiry.
Hole the lialtciy was exposed to a heavy
lite i f musketry, which soon disabled it.
Franklin's In ignde was posted on the right
of a woods, near the centre of our line and
on ground rising towards the enemy 's po
sition. In the meantime I tent orders for tho
Zouaves to t: ove forward' lo support Kick
eti's battery on the right. A 4 soon as they
(Mine up, 1 led Ihem forward against tin
Aiabauia legimeiit, partly concealed in a
chilli! of small lines in an old lielJ. At
Ike first lire, they broke, and the greater
poition of them lk.'d to rear, keeping a
desultory fire over Ihe heads of their com
rades in lie-i t ; tit tho tntr.c time they
were cl.argi d by n company of Secettlon
cavalry on heir rear, who came by a i t ad
through two ships of w-oods on our ex
treme right. Tho fire of the Zouaves kill
ed four and wounded one, dispersing
them. The discomfiture of this cavalry
was completed by a lire from Capt. Col
him's eoinpa:y of United States cavalry,
which killed ami wounded several men.
Col. Fariiham, with mo of his otlicers
and men, behaved gallantly; but the re
giment of Zou ives, as a regiment, did not
appear again or. the field. Many of the
men joined other regiments, and did good
service as skirmishers.
1 i hen led up tlie Minnesota regincnt,
w hich was also rc( ul.ed, but retired in
tolerably good order. It did good service
in tho woods on our left flank, nnd was
jinioiiL' the last to retire, going oil' the field
,,. ri.;,,l doted States Infantrv.
Noxl onvu,d (ho First Michigan.
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I. and retired in
The r.rccklyn
Fourteenth then
1 fc
- 'ipearedon the ground, coming forwan
gallant Myle. I led them forward t
here the Alabiimn regiment hfli
coming forward
been posted at theearly parlot iheaction,
but had now disappeared, but soon carao
in sight of the lino of the enemy urewii
up beyond the clump of trees. Soon after
the firing commenced the re;iment broke
nnd tan. 1 considered it useless to attempt
to rally them. Tho want of discipline in
the-o regiments was sogreat that the most
of tho men would run from fifty to seven
hundred yards to tho roar ami cont'iiue
to fire foi innately for the bravu ones
very high in the air, nnd compelling those
in front to retreat.
Daring this time Kickctt's battery had
been taken and retaken three times by us,
but was finnllv lost, most of the horses
having been killed, Cnpl. Kitkots being
ounded.and First Lieutenant D. liamsey
killed Eieut. Kirby behaved very gal
hmtly.und succeeded in carrying oil one
caisson, before this time heavy reinforce
mentsof the enemy were distinctly seen
approaching by two roads extending and
outtlanking us on the ngh . Ul. Stew,
art's brigade camo on Ihe held nt this time,
having been detached by the general as a
reserve at ths point where we left the
turnpike. U toak i-ost on a hill on our
right nnd rear, and for some time gallaut
ly held tho enemy in check.
I had one. regiment of cavalry attached
to my divis'on. w hich was joined during
the engagement by (ho cavalry erf Coloiel
Stanton's division. Major l'alnier, who
commanded ihctn, was anxious to engage
tho enemy. The ground being unfavora
ble, I ordered them back out of lange of
fire. Finding it impossible to rally nny of
the regiments, wo commenced our retreat
about hull' past four P.M. There was o
fine position n short distance in llio rear,
where 1 hoped to make n stand with a
section of Arnold's bin lory and the Uni
ted S:ates envdry, if 1 could rally n few
regiments of infantry. In this 1 utterly
failed, and tva 'ormiimrt'd our retreat on
the roud wo had advanced on in the morn.,
1 1 sent forward my slafl officers to rally
some troops beyond the l!un, but not a
company would form. I stepped bacic a
few moments at, tho hospital lo see what
arrangements could bo made to save the
wounded. The lew ambulances that were
there were filled and started to the rear.
The church, w hich was used as a hospital,
with the wounded und some ct the sur
Ueons, soon after fell into tl e hands of the
cavalry, that followed us closely. A com
pany ot cavalry crossed the rear and seized
tin ambulance full of wounded. Captain
Arnold gave them a couple of rounds of
'"canister" from hit section of artillery,
which sent them scampering awav and
kc; l them at a respectable distance dur
ing the remainder of our retreat.
At this point most ofthe stragglers were
in advance of us. Having every reason to
fear a vigorous pursuit from Ihe enemy's
i fresh troips, I was desirous of forming a
, strong real guard, hut neither the efforts
of the olliceisof the legular army, nor the
coolness of the regular troops with ne,
couh' induce them to form a single com
' jinny. We relied entirely for our protec
tion on one section of artillery, nnd a few
companies of cavalry. Most of tho road
was favorable for infantry, but unfavora
ble for cavalry and artillery.
About dusk, as we approached tho War
rcnlo:i turnpike, wo heard a tiring of rifled
cannon on our right, ami learned that the
enemy had established a battery enfilad
ing the road. Captain Arnold, with his
section of artillery, attempted to run the
gauntlet nnd reached the bridge over Cub
run, about two miles from Centieville, but
found it obstructed with broken vehicles,
nnd was compelled to abandon the pieces,
as Ihey were under the fire of these rfld
cannon. Ihe cavalry turned to tlie left
and after passing through a strip of woods
and some fields, struck a road which led '
them lo some camps occupied by our
troops in the morning, through which wel
regained the turnpike. At about 8 1'. M. I
wc regained tho camps wo had occupied j
in Ihe moining. Had a brigade fiom the'
reserve advanced a short dis'anee beyond
Ci ntreville, near one-1 hi. d of the artillery
lost might have been saved, us it was aban- '
doiied at or near this crossing. Such a
rout I never witnessed before. No efforts
could induce a single regiment to form
alter the retreat had commenced. I
Our artillery was served admirably nnd
did much e.xecu:ion. Some of the volun
teer regiments behaved very well, and ,
much excuse can be mode for those who
fled, ns few of the cneiry could nt any
time bo seen. H.iw troops cannot be ix '
pected to stand long against an unseen
enemy. I have been unable to obtain any 1
repot t from the Zouaves, as (Jul. Farnhaui
is still in the hospit il. Since the retreat, I
more than thiel'oiii'tlis of tlio Zouaves!
have disappeared.
' 1 beg leave In express my obligations lo'
' tho officer. of my stall, viz: Capt. H.S.J
Wright, I.ieul. E S. W. Snyder, Lieut. V.
X. FiirotiLar of tho Engineers: Captain. I
Chauncey MiKocvor, assistant adjutant
general ; Lieul. J. J. Sweet, of the Second
' avalty, and Ieut. .1. J. Fairbanks, of
the First Michigan, for the able and fear
less pet forniance of tl.eir duties, and to
recommend them to your favorable con
sideration. Very respectfully,
I Col. 17th Infantry, com mnnding 1st Div
' I'p.ace Meetinus. Tho great number of
' peece meelings now being held all over
tho country are most significant. And
tl..,li..,"l ..llnela nf tlifi II 1 1 In war 1(111 I'll -
nlists to suppress nil information concern
ing them, svinces a wholesome dreid of
their influence. Tlio people are waking
tip. The reign of terror no longer awes
them into silence. It is bosoming very
evident that the voice of the farmers, me
chanics and merchants of the rural dis
tricts is not for a vindictive or abolition war.
They have no profits to tm ko from con
tracts with government, and seek no
share in the unclean drippings of public
plunder. Theso pence mealing 1110 of
course quite alarming to (hose who are
accumulating magnificent fortunes as job
bers, contractors, suttlers and camp fol
lowers, l'e.ico will put nn end lo tho id
ling of old vessels, shoddy clothing, wood-en-so.ed
shoes, tainted pork, beef, ic, to
tlio gov't, at It, 4 or 5 times their value.
Then there will I no longer an inviting
field for agents and middle men, who di
vide Iho spoils with contractors and job
bors or shave tho soldier of a percentage
on i heir rations and wages. If we have
peace, these worn-out party hack and
soldiers of fortune, who continue, to put
ilv forward on cverv
committee which has the handling of
large iums of money, will Ioe their gold
en opportunities for amassing fortunes.
Such nay well threaten to hang those who
fwor peace. For, to them, when war
ceases, "Othollo'e occupation's gone."
Cor. X. Y. Jour, Com.
By an adroit insertion of three lines in
the bill making appropriations for fortifi
cations, flogging, as a punishment, is abol
ished in the army.
not MEN
Execution i of ThoB. J. Armstrong in
On Monday last Thomas J. Armstrong,
a young nun not. twenty-one years of age,
executed in Philadelphia for the pre-
meditated killinx of Robert Crawford
The deceased was an old man, who kept il'0,n 'hich the following is an extract :
a small shop and dealt in yarn. Ann-1 "We kno'V very well how easy it is to
strong ws a lad of dishonest habits, but sneer at any suggestion of danger to tho
attached tcAk most respectable fjmily.and Union. Hut we know ulso that the fed
connccled with one ol tho lending Pres jernl relations of this Government nre so
byterian churches in tho North, lie delicately constructed that they wi.-.y I?
maintained his association it ith this ruptured nt any time by a serious error of
church up to the lime of the murder. the people in choosing a Chief Mngist.ate.
lie hail agreed to meet the old man on The States of this Union arc nut l,dU t ydhcr hy
a certain Friday evening and drive hitr to jdiysiculforce, liko tho de; endencies of the
ajpotjclyjJarjje tiuantiiy of stolen Kingdom, nor even like a political power, like
yam liad been' concealed Crawford wns - ditlereut purts ol the uuyStaie. They
tolling one hundred dollars upon his are independent soecrciynties, uniieiny the
person, and a mutual transfer of gold ni.d gnntlor law of mutual attraction. This
merchandise would take place. Ann- law, operating on their own free will,
stiong hired a wngon, took in the old man, ' made the U ion; and when it ceases to
drove him oer a circuitous route, and fi- operate, tko Union w ill bo unmade. Lot
nally struck him from his seat in the ve- al'resident of tho United S. bec.leoted ex
ry heart of the city, ami secured the mon- clusively by the otes of ono section, and
ey upon his erson. He then continued on a principle of avowed hostility to the
on up town until ho reach id a lonesome men. the measures, the domestic rela
phice in the suburbs. called Norris square, lions, tho feeling'', and tho interests, real
where he toppled out the body. He then or supposed, of tho otilier section, and
returned the wacnn, villi the cushions what must bo the co'i.-ciiuonoo 1 Wo do
and floor soaktd with blood and sttcivn
with fragments ol hair. He accounted
for this alter his arrest by saying th it a
man and woman, carrying freshly killod
chickens, had ridden in his team; but the
blood was submitted to chemical analysis,
and the size of ihe corpuscles at once de-
termined its truo clu.rncter. Moreover
the prisoner failed to account for him . be regarded as in itself a great public mis
self on the fatal evening, nnd prevnrieai. fortune. The party that uvows opposition
led until his guilt was made nianifest.and towards a certain class of the Stales, as
he was sentenced to bo hung. , its motive and rule of action, is entitled
'J he hanging took place in the prison to no aid or comfort from any man who
yaid, here ihe gallows was overlooked loves his country or desires lo bo faithful
by upwards of n hundred prisoners, The to its Government. The greatest the wi-.
oilier spectators were limited in number ' sest, and the host men tlm world over
to thirty, including the jury, the report- produced havo warned us that the Union
ers ami tho deputy sheiilf. "Tickets were could not last under the control of u goo
nt a premium of fifty dollars, and a thous- graphical party. Need wo refer you to
nnd Pontile walked nut of the city and .Washington's Farewell Address? Need
ana peop'e
surrounded the jail for threo hours.
Armstrong was dressed in a plai'i suit'
of black, with a frock coal. Ho wore no
necktie, and his head was bare. Ho was
very pale nn .1 he worn a counten- I
mice ; but he was as firm as at any period j
ol his trial, and Iiib step betrayed no
symptom of fear or faltering. On arriving
at the scaffold he mounted the steps
without any appearance of fear, and lie
took his place under the fatal noose with
an unnerved form.
During the prayer offered by tho Rev.
Mr. MtAuley, Armstrong listened calmly,
ur.d then advaiioing.spoke in a firm voice,
as follows :
"My friends, let mo say in passing, I
die in peace with my Maker, and if at this
moment u pardon were offered to me on !
condition of giving 'ip my Maker,! would i
not take it. T.i the lew people here, I
would advise them to take warning by my
fate. Sabbath bicaking was the first .
cause. 1 bid you farewell. To the pris- I
on keepers, to Mr. Perkins, to Shcrilf,
Kein, nnd lo my spiritual adviser, Mr. i
McAuley, I bid lai c veil ; gentlemen, I b.d
jou all farewell ; I l ow die in peace with
everybody." I
There was much disappointment that,
ihe dying man had mado no nllusio.i to
the cl ime for which ho .vas about to suf
fer ; and at tho last moment ho bhuwed
tho same reticence in this respect ns at
the time of his sentence. At the conchi
sion of bis remarks the fatal rope was pla
ced about his nick, an .1 all except the
shei-itl'iind the condemned left the scaf
fcld. He shook ha::ds with them all, and
when Mr. McAuley was about to leave
him ho whispered toniethiiig in his ear,
and men Kiscu mm.
Tho noose was fixed, the ghastly whito
rap was draw n down over the face of the
condemned, thosherill took his leave.aiid
the murderer of liol crt Crawford was left
standing alono. As the cap was being
drawn down Armstrong said "Good-bye,
people." After these preliminaries ho
stood as firm as man ever stood while in
the same position. There wore no signs
of tremor, even tho hands, w hich were
thrust forward of his breast. did not move,
and thote was no clutching of fingers du
ring this terrible moment. Thero was a
loomentaty delay before tho prop wns
drawn. This over, the shcrilf di opped a
white handkerchief, tho signal was seen
by the .lack Ketch concealed in an adja
cent stable, the cord was drawn, and tho
mortal Part of Thomas .1. Armstrong was
dan-hnu between heaven and eeitli. llio
condemned had a fall of about three nnd
a hall feet, and his death wan almost in
stantaneous. Ariiest of a Ci.eruvman. Tho Washing
ton correspondent of the New York Ex
press relates the following as an amusing
incident ;
The Rev. Mr, Lippitt, of the Episcopal
Church, a native of It. L, ami formerly
professor in tho Episcopal I lieonigicai
sieniinnrv of Virginia, resides near Alex
andria, and about three weeds I ago otliei
ni Christ Church in that City. His
sermon was regarded by the officer in
command as a secession discourse, and he
was accordingly incarcerated in the Wash
ington iad. P.Ling required by the Secre
tary of State to produce his sermon, he
sent for it, when it appeared by a note on
the margin that it was first preached
twelvo years ago 1 The Secretary read it
carefully over and pronounced it good,
sound, Christian doctrine, and forthwith
ordered Mr. Lippitt to bo discharged.
This incident, which has just transpired,
caused not a littlo amusement among the
reverend gentleman's friend, and proves
that even the best and most loyal of men
are not in these days exempt from fP1'
cion, oven when they preach their old
sermons over, without alteration or addi
tion. This line fills up this column.
Prediction in the Course of Fulfill-
In the campaign of lri5G. the Democrat
ic Executive Committee of this State, J
1 IT , . . ...
"oy nairman, issued an Address,
not say it would certainly or necessarily
dissolve tho Union. Perhfips iho good
genius of the liepublie, which has brought
us through so many perils, might save us
iiL'ain. liul that man must bo intellect-
ually blind who does not seo that it would
put us in fearful danger. For this reason,
the election of a section
the election of a sectional candidate must
wc remind you ot the admonitions which
Jeltjrson and .lacKson havo ,
tho solemn voices w hich
i veil ?
from the
tomb nt Mt. Vernon, from the sepulchre
al Mouticcllo, .Mid from tho grave nt the
Hermitage, have ceased to bo regarded,
then we are lost indeed." I
A Woman of Good Taste. The follow
ing very happy and equally truo sketch is '
lrorn tho London litiartcrly Review;
You seo this lady turning a cold eve to
the assurance cf shopmen and the reconi ' reader will sympathise with tho wish wo
mendation of milliners. She cures not ' have always expressed, that Bull Pun.
how original a pallet u may be, if it bo ug- J should drop as soon as possible into obliv
ly, or how recent a shape, if it bo a'k- bn. Tlie country lias heard enough of it.
ward. Whatever laws fashion dictates, she ! "Bring in no more reports."
follows a law of her own, and is never be
hind il. She wears very beautilui things
which people iteuerally suppose to bo
fetched from Paris, oi , at lea.-t, made by a
French milliner, but which us often aro
bought itl the nearest town and made up
by her own maid. Not l hit her co-tuoie
i- cither rich or new ; on the contrary, she
wears many a cheap dress, but it i al
ways pretty, and many an obi one, hut it
is always good. She deals in no gaudy
confusion ol colors, does sho afl'ecl a
studied sobriety ; but slu either Iclie.-hes
. 'you with a spirited contrast, or composes
you Willi a judicious harmony. .Not a
scrap of tinsel or trumpery appears upon
her. Sho (Hits no faith in velvet bands, or
gilt buttons, or tw isted cording. Sho is
quite aware, however, tii. it the garnish is
as important as the dress ; all her inner
borders and headings are delicate and
fresh; and should anything peep out
which is not intended tu bo seen, it is
quite is much so as that which is. After
all, there is no great art either in her
fashions or her malorii'.s. Tho sccroi
simply consists in her knowing the three
grand unities of dross her own station,
her own age, and ho,' own points. And
no woman can dress well who does not.
After this we need not say that whoever
is t.ttiacted by ;ho costumo will no', bo
disappointed m the wearer. She may not
be handsome nor accomplished, but we
will answer lor her being even tempered,
well informed, thoroughly sensible, and a
complete ladv."
How Rain is Form mi. To understand
the philosophy of th;s beautiful and often
sublime phenomenon, so often witnessed
since the creation, and essential to tho
vcrv existence of animals, a few facts de-
p , .1. v,.,l
rived irom ooservaiuiiM ami a long train
t'vv,th,, m mournero. everywhere.
at nil limes, at a unilorm temperature,
wo would never havo rain, or hail, or new population it is '.17 lo 1 lo.
snow. I ho water absorbed by its ovapo- j -
ralion rromtbeseannd the earth's mis-1 Loii.ieuv of a Catuoi ic C tit .u'.i.-I he
face, would descend in an imperceptible Sllll Mrect Catholic Church, in Harris
vnpor or cciso to be absorbed by tho mi "'?. 1 '" entered somo tiino during
when once fully saturated. ' i 'voek, by n robber, who stole, among
J ('I,,, absorbing l.ower of the alnmv things, a Whom-b large vessel of
phere, and consequently its capability to hllvtr- "'"I1 ,n ,ho tabernacle for re-
retain humidity, is proportionally greater , ''"" ceremonies.
in warm than in cold weather.
3. The air near the surface of tho earth
is warmer than in tho region of tho clouds. I
The higher we ascend from thoeailh, tho'
colder do e find tho nlmo-phere. Hence .
the noriietual snow on veiy high moun
tain, m the hottest climates Now hen nE,pn.eil.Io,lf, McKinstrv, nrrested in
from continual evaporation tho air is high. riu,b Runic lime ,. fh(J c, of
ly .a.uratod wtth vapor though it bo in- , . i,, ai?,, conVeying infer
visible, and the sky cloudless if :u ten ,. b Confederals, has been re-
perature i suddenly reduced by cold cur-", . j
tents of air rushing from a higher to :
lower (altitude, its capacity to retain jPeople soetn very uneasy j usl new.,
moisture is diminished. clouds are formed, K0 WOnder, when everybody is silling up-1
and the result is rain. Air condenses as on thorns.
it cools, and like a spongo filled with wa-
ttr and compressed, pours out the water Joy The bill providing for tlio increaso
which its diminished capacity cannot con- n tlio number of the est Point cadeU
lajn. I did not pass Congress as has been report-
Peaci! Meeting in New York Citv. Tho,1, -
New Nork News snys that there is every I Nine deaths are reported in St. Louis,
indication that there will hen miss peacolon the 7th instant, from sun stroke, over
meeting in (hat city ful ly in .Septemler.1 heat ing nud exhaustion.
TERMS $1 25 per Arnnm, if paid in ndrance
A Pntcr.sstnN or Starving Wom...v, A
large number of hungry women with ba
bies in their arms, misled by erroneous
announcements in sovend newspapers,
gathered on Monday in front of I he branch
office of the Union Defense Committee.
That office not having been re-opened, Iho
half famished creatures marched two by
two, to the City Hall in fcarcli of tho May'-,
or, who was not there. Tired with their Ion
walk and ravenous for food, tl.ey became
wild with disappointment, on learning that
the Mayor was not in. One of them tkr
er.tned to drown herself and child.
Another said, sho was willing lo starve,
but her baby should have food even if siio
stole it. A tiiird stated, that she never
would havo allowed her.son to enlist in
the Mozart Hall Kegiment,) if ho had not
promised that bis mo'.her would receive
two dollars a week from the city. These
frantic expressions of grief nnd race weio
nt last silenced by one of Ike Mayor's
clerks, who directed the poor women to
tho looms of the Union Defence Conmit
tee. on Pino Street. Thither they wont,
nnd lushed into ihe apartment, crying,
out "we aro Marvin g, we want money."
Finally, finding that their implorations
availed nothing, they ono after another
withdrew from the Committee's rooms,
tOfcek for cold charity in the street, or go
homo and starve. X. Y, Jour, t.'ommcrce.
CoxuitF.ssMAN Ki.v. L'ly. the Republican
congressman, who is in durance vile, was
visited a few days ago by Messrs Kcitt, Bo-
I f'00K 1 ''r, wno mwrmou mm mat
tney were on an errand or mercy, and was
desirous of doing something to better his
condition, provided it did not conflict
with the military regulations. His rela
ted that Ihe ea "tiestness of iheso Gentlos
man in their generous foigolfiilness of old
party lines, which always distinguishes
the true Sou I hem gent! ran, metfeetod tho
prisoner powerfully, and that shedding
tears, ho flung his arms around tliom and
I said that "ho had often hoard of .Scut hern
jchivalry, but ho wai not able to aitpreei-
ciato :t lully ( or. Ajusta paper.
I'irinii ix no more Rfi'ortsj. The New
York Erpreix. in an article on the official
reports ofthe battle of Hull Run, rem irks :
The more we hear of tho conduct of
some of our officers and men at Bull Run,
the more w nru inclined to let tho cur
tain drip on the whole nfl'air, rnd cry out
with the Thar.e of Cawdor, "Bring in lip
more reports."
With disclosures of this discreditable
character crowding upon us, we think tlio
! Gi-n have been made
why Gen. Shields ol California, who fup-ht
s.o bravely and well during Gen. Scott's
march from Vera Cruz, to Mexico, and
who fell bravely lighting at Cerro Gordo,
is not called to a Brigadier Generalship
in oar present (roubles in preference to
siu'ii impostors u Pierce. Slinock, or that
notorious Union Slider- Banks? Tlio in
qiry is a good one-by all mans bring out
the ex-Senator. If tho Con federates havo
the advantage of their masked batteries,
an I our paper Generals, 1c1, us have our
Shield too? of a Ditt'M Ma.hui. It is nt;i
ted that I he Court il section of tho reeont
act of Congress "to increase tho present
military establishment," provides that tho
drum major, or leader of the band, chall
receive I i.e pay and emoluments of n soc
ond lieutenant of infrmtry. Iho pay of
this nop commissioned officer is thus rais
ed lo an ag'r 'g ito of 310.! oO per month,
while the sergeant major.f he highest non-coidrnis-ioneil
stall' ofliefr, receives only
per mon! h.
G.uuit It is stated that Guribaldi
lias tendered bis services to tho federal
Government. Tho correspondence in
which Ihe oiler was mado nnd excepted
took place between the American consul
nt Genoa and Secratary Setvard. Tho of
fer was excepted, and the rank of Major
General tendered .o the Italian. Thero
i, however, no authenticated statement in
the case.
Kvcr.-s or Women in England. His as
certained by the last British census, that
ihe increase of males in tho ten years
i77,'i'7 was much less than toe increaso
nf r.r.i'.t.,e I 1 i .!'! Tl.rt l.niS'ilcia it,.
'wm..,! In -nMJ op ,!... ITS sr.'.'
Bv t he census of LM. the 1.01. illation of
males to females was
males was looioio.j; in tlio
r. Tho New York Ex pre give) tho
following pun in refereneo to tlie war.
It says': "Tho only way to defeat and
whip. King Cothn, is to send out General