Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, April 26, 1861, Image 4

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APRIL, 26,18G1.
We Haw to the Line, let the Chips fall
where they may.
Our paper is not printed
tliis week, until after the arrival
of Friday Evening's Mails. It,
therefore, contains the late news
up till that time.
The News.
t is utterly impossible tc pub'iL i i a week
ly newspaper a tithe of tbe exciting and im- .
vortant news brought to us by every mail.— I
The whole laud is filled with notes of war.— j
Scarcely a village is so small that its inbab- !
itants are not forming themselves into a mil- (
jtary company. aDd rushing forward to the
protection of their country. Men and money
it endless amounts are proffered to those in |
authority, to be used anywhere and iti any j
wanner for the promotion of public safety.— I
Every State North of Mason & Dixon's line
presents a busy and exciting spectacle. AID;
aro responding with alertness at tbe call of;
eur constitutional President. Regiment af- J
tcr regiment are passing southward, and I
Washington will soon be a perfect liivo of 1
patriots, ready to defend its 6oil with their ,
lives. On the other hand we hear that bold ;
moasures'are contemplated by the dDunion
ists. They are said to be gathering in force
fer an invasion of the border States, design
ing to seize Washington and consummate a
violent revolution. Virginia has, by her
convention, taken sides with the. rebels, and
instead of sending her sons to help defend
the that has always honored
ltßr, she is intent on accomplishing its over
throw. This state of affairs exists, in ecaie
degree, in all the border States. Appearan
ces new indicate a square conflict between the j
free and slave States—between loyal citizens !
and a fanatical crowd of rebels, led by men j
wbe beast of tbeir deeds of treasan.
What is Patriotism ?
Not Democracy. Not Republicanism. It
bes no sympathy with traitors. It is care
less of pecuniary interest. It is reckless of
personal eafety. It abbores lukewarmnees.
It t ras the spirit of 1776. It is the spirit of
1861. If any one doubts it, let him walk our
streets, enter our stores and marts of busi
ness* talk with our merchants, brokers, bank
•rs. olergymsn, cartmen, firemen, working
nen of every class,'and citizens of every rank
and condition. Let' him consider what a
spirit unites the people as one man. It is
notaDger, nor revenge, nor more excitement.
It ie the united uprising of a great people,
who, with unparalleled forbearance, have
berne insults and injuries uuti: patience is a
The quality of this spirit is especially in
dicated by the fsct that, while these insults
aod injuries whore in a sense personal to the
North, they could move nothing but pity.—
JUrt when emboldened by impunity, impu
dent and sacrilegious hands are laid upon the
sacred flag of our Union, and the principles
staled by our fathers' blood are openly defied
nnd trampled under foot—a patriotism iR
aroused from which'the bravest cf the trai
tors'will hide himself before it is appeased.
Chaplains for the Army.
Every regiment should be provided with a
Chaplain. Oae true minister of religion is
cf toe value of a regimeDt for the morhliza
tion cf a Division, The men who have en
rolled themselves in our city, we observe
a e, many of tfccm, members of churches, or
ibesonsand brothers cf Christain people.—
The cause of the Government is the cause of
Qod " Who racists it, resist the ordinance of
God." Who fights in it, fights fcr the Al
mighty ruler. " The sin of rebellion is as
witchcraft■" Let this sentiment be preached
at the head of every army. Who can tell
its animating power? Let prayer by the ap
pointed ministers of religion go up from every
camp. Who oan estimate its cheering influ
ence in the battle! It is the flag of Heaven
enfolding with the Stars and Stripes Wash
ington proyed on the batt'e field. Religion
Bjsde the iron men of Cromwell. It was Hav
el cck's saints that reconquered India" AVe
beLive the Clergy of our c ty are ready to re
spond at an hour's notice with professional
service. There is but one sentiment among
♦ hem, and that is for the Government. How
could they be other than for " Hie ordinance
ef Heaven t"
Troops in Washington City.
From a gentleman who arrived in this city
last eypning, from Washington, we have the
first spec fie irtelligence of the number of
national troops in Washington On Sundny
last the muster rolls called for rations far
sight thousand two hundred men. This is
ealoulated to set nt rest many apprehensions
freely expressed, that the foreo concentrated
at the Federal Capital for the defence of the
Government had been overrated'. Sunday
evenirg war thought by many of the expert*
enced ofiicern to be the critioul period, and if
that passed over without nn assault as be
yond itniaediate'peril. 'Sba secession forces
believed to be in tl.e neighborhood of AWx
undria, ware estimated at six thousand.
Many families were were oomtng North for
safety, and it cost our informant s.'!oo to get
his household from Washington to Philadel
phia, io consequence of the obs'rnctions on
the railroads Philadelphia Inquirer Apr. 24
{gay The G 'vernment, say our Baltimore
no 1 n n-sumed control of the North
ern Oruiai R'tlroed, and the Washington
brnnen of the Baltimore and Ohio road, as
milita-y roads and it will take possession of
them for the transportation of troops-. It
will irelnds possession of part of the high
ways of Baltimore for the same purpose-
This will bring the right of way thiough the
mob ri*y to a test, which willjeither complete
ly establish or effectually abolisfi heir right
to interfere 'with the passage of soldiers en
route for the defence n r the capi'al.
Rumored Attack on McHenry.
Anarchy and Mob Law in the City
of Baltimore.
WESTUIIESTER, April 21.— A messenger has
reached here with a paper signed by sixteen
men of the neighborhood, stating that the
bridge at Conowingn, over the Susquehanna,
has been taked possesion of by six hundred
men by order of Goy. Hicks, and it is feared
that it may be burned to night. The appeal
>s made fur aid to sustain the people iu its de
Twenty-five men of Gen. Small's regiment
are at Oxford, on the way back to Philadel
phia. They have made their way from Bal
timore as they best could.
Captain Guss is mustering his company,
the National Guards of this place, numbering
one bnndred and fifty-four men. They will
be ready to start in the morning. The streets
are a scene of bustle. Sixty of the National
Guards are armed and equipped, but have
no ammunition.
Reports have been received confirming the
'nvasion of the Pennsylvania Border by a
party of men, who haye designs upon the
Conowingo Bridge.
A detachment of the National Guards,
numbering fifty five men, with ammunition
sufficient for two thousand rounds, will leave
here early to-morrow morning to defend the
bridge, Tbey go via the Baltimore Central
Railroad to Oxford. A collision is anticipa
ted. Wm. 11. Dock, the local editor of the
West Chester Record, accompanies the par
W EST CHESRER April 22, 2A. M. -Twenty
eight men of Gen. Small's Brigade arrived
yertcrday at Oxford, Chester county, having
walked from Baltimore, and reported that
500 Marylandcre were after them, and were
on the boundary line, Troops from West
Chester, and citizens of DowDington and
Coatsville and other parts of Chester and
Lancaster counties, went to the point named
lost night.
HARRIFBURG, April 21. —A gentleman who
has just arrived here from Baltimore* reports
that he left that city at eight o'clock this
morning, at which time no unusual excite,
mont prevailed there. He reached Ashland,
twelve miles from Baltimore, at ten o'clock,
and remained there until nearly noon. Up
to that hout there was no sound or news to
indioate any unusual proceedings at Balti
IIARRISBCRG, Arril 21. Passengers who
left Washington at 4 o'clock this morning,
reached this port via the Northern Central
Railroad, at G o'clock this evening. They
report that an intense excitement prevailed
at Baltimore. Prominent Philadelphians
were watched closely. One of them WAS ar
rested but subsequently released on the in
tercession of prominent Secessionists, The
whole city had been turned into a militarv
Some of the earpenters who went to ropair
the bridges of the Northern Central Railroad
bave returned. They report that the design
to repair them has been abandoned for
IIARRIFBUINJ, April 21,10 o'clock, P. M.—
It is stated by officers ef the United States
Army, who arrived this morning from Balti
more, that the guns of Fort McHeDry were
turned towards Baltimore eity, but the fir
ing had not yet commenced.
An officer of the House ot Representatives
of Pennsylvania, who relumed to-night, says
that he saw in Baltimore, on Saturday, on
parade in the streets, twelve brass field
pieces, two troops of horse and a regiment of
infantry. The latter seemed to be composed
of merchants'clerks.
A rumor was prevalent in Baltimore this
morning, that th 9 New York Seventh Regi
ment and Massachusets Sixth RegimDt
reached Annapolis in safety.
WILMINGTON, April 2lst-~Evening.— A
mossage has been received in this city to the
effect that prominent mm of the Border
States haye asked for a cessation of hostiil
, ties, with the view to another attempt to com
Nothing new has been received from Bal
timore, hut it is generally believed that a
rencontre between Fort Mcllenry and the
city has taken place—to what extent is not
Important from Ilarrisbnrg-,
The Virginia Forces Concentrating at Har'
per x s Firry—Lower Pennsylvania Threat
IIARRIPBBRG, April 20.—Virginia is con
eentrating her forces rapid'y at Harper's
Ferry. Five thousand troops are to assem
ble there, whose supposed destination is
Three railroad' bridges between thie- city
and Ra!t : naore have been torn up or burnt.
The State Administration is in possession
ofimportant information relative to the plans
of the Secessionists in Virginia and Mary
land, which they refuse to communicate,
deeming its publication at this lime incon
sistent with the public welfare.
Fears are en'ertained that the Maryland
era will make a demonstration at Chambers
burg, and orders have been sent to Franklin
to colkct all the arms in that county and
prepate to defend Chambersburg.
Three hundred regulars are coming from
Carlisle to-night.
IIARRISBURG, April 20.—Gsneral Keim and
staff, consisting of General Sehaeffer, of Lan
caster, Cal. Jordon, of DaupbiD, and major
Young, of Berks, Lave been ordered here
from Washington, to take charge of the
troops at this point. Thej left Washington
this morning and arrived 10-night, traveling
eighteen miles from Baltimore by carriage.
Judge Wilmot accompanied them.
They found five bridges destroyed on the
Notrhern Central road, and were ten hours
on the way from Baltimore. An intense ex
citement was prevailing in that city when
they left.
Sherman's Federal battery, also the bat
tery of the Reading Artillery, consisting of
four pieces, will reach here at midnight.
The following Ohio companies have arri
ved. in addition to those previously reported :
—Cincinnati Zouaves; Pickaway Guards,
Cleveland Greys, Cincinnati Rovers, Cincin
nati Lafayette Guards, Ur'oanna Rifles and
Mansfield Independents. Each of these com
panies are over eighty strong, and many are
in a fine state of discipline.
IIARRISBCRG, April 21 —A body of two
thonsand men were thrown forward, by the
midnight train, to the first bridge on the way
tc Balt'more which has been destroyed, on
the Northern Central Railroad. These two
thousand are to be followed by three hun
dred regulars from Carlisle, and by Sher
man's Battery of Flying Artillery and one
thousand more volunteers on Monday. .
The State Administration will send muni
tions and suitable small howitzers and field
pieces to Charabersburg on Tuesday.
BALTIUJRE, April 21.— The city has been
'intensely excited by the report that there
10,000 troops at Caekeysville marching to
Washington through Baltimore. The ring
leaders in the last riot are busy at work in®
flaming the minds and areusing the passions
of the worst class of the Baltimore people.
Things here are in a terrible condition.—
The mob is readv for anything, and threats
are made of billing Lincoln's office holders,
and burning out the'union men. The Union
men are praying for help from the North—
A force of five thousand npen sent to the
heip of the Union men, and who would over*
come the police, would be enough to bold
Baltimore and command Maryland.
The Steamer Maryland landed her troops
fnfely at Annapolis last night.
The track was being torn up on the An
napolis branch to prevent their transporta
tion by that means to Washington.
The steamer Louisiana arrived at Balti
more from Norfolk this (Sunday) morning,
and brings intelligence that the Federal of
ficers were destroying all the U. S. property
at the Navy yard, andthat two U. S. steam
ers, and ether vessels had been scuttled and
sunk by order of the U. S. Government.
The Navy Yard was to be burned last
night, if not prevented by the State author*
The U. S. steamer Pawnee from Washing
ton, landed Government troops at Old- Point
Comfort, after which she proceeded to Nor
The Steamers R. Spalding, of Boston and
the Empire City of New York; reached old
Feint Comfort on Saturday night, and laft
1000 troops at Fort Monroe.
Prom Chamhersburg'.
Arrival of three fugitives from Harpers Fer
ry— Destruction of the arms and Buildings
complete—2he Rebels concentrating at Har
per's Ferry.
CHAMBERSBCKG, PA., April 21 —On the
night of the burning of the Harper's Ferry
Armory, four men of Lieut. Jonas' command
were on guard and could not leave with the
garrison. Lieut. Jones supposed that they
were killed, b-ut this was not so They were
taken prisoners and held 80-til yesterday af- ,
ternoon, when two of them escaped over the
bridge, and a third by swimming the river
and oanal. The other remains at the Ferry.
The three fugitives arrived here at 11 o'clock
this morning. The say that thedestruction
of the buildings and the arms was complete.
Six or seven thousand Yirginians were
there, and five thousand were expected there
last night, from Richmond, under 0 .1. Lee.
There is evidently a design of invading Ma
ryland and making Mason and Dxon's Line
the scene of warfare.
From Harrlsbnrjj.
Reports from Chamber sburg Attack Appre
hended—Mustering of Volunteers.
IIARRI-BURG, April 21.— Private advises
from Chambershurg srate that the people are
apprehensive of an Rttaek from the Virgin
ians concentrating at Harper's Ferry. A
battery is to be thrown up to repel invasion.
They have patrols out to prevent a surprise.
Our city is a vast camp. The streets are
crammed with people, companies marching
in every direction, and martial music is
heard on all sides.
The following Pennsylvania troops have
arrived since midnight: Standing Stone
Guards, Huntingdon county, 100 men ; Eagle
Guards, Centre county, 79; Cameron Infan
try, 110. The excess of the Centre county
companies was formed into a new company
sailed the Curtin Guards, with a full com*
plement. Bums Infantry, Mifflin . county,
76 men.
There are also five companies, from
Schuylkill county ; Marion Rifles, 83 men ;
Ashland Rifles, 86; St. Clair Rifles, 45 ;
Lewellyn Rfflep, 56; Columbia Infantry, 79.
Affairs in Baltimore*
NEW YORK, April 22. —Mayor Alberger, of
Buffalo, who had been spending some months
with his relative in Baltimore, arrived here
to-day with a number of other gejitlemen,
who chartered a canal boat there of Friday
for S2OO. They report the condition of Bal
timore as fearful. Armed mobs are para
ding the streets compelling all persons to
unite with them in imprecations against the
North, tho Governor and the Union. The
principal streets are baricaded', and many of
the houses have loop-hoies cut in the shut
Mayor Alberger was surrounded by a mob
of drunken ruffians, at the Eutaw House,
who endeavored, by abusive language, to
provoke a word in reply, intending, no doubt
to shoot bim on the spot had he afforded them
any pretext. lie was unable to buy a revol
ver in Baltimore, tbe stores having been ems
ptied by the mob. A prominent citizen, who
was known as a Union man, was compelled
to leave the city at six hours' notice, with
eight children. It was beleived that no
Northerner's life would be worth an hour's
purchase there when the next gun was fired
in the war.
IIANOVER, April 22.—Capt. Jeniper, a
southern man by birth, stationed at Carlisle,
resigned his commission informally yester>>
day and immediately left that place, after
obtaining all the movement of our troops for
the rebel States in order to inform them of
the movements and intercept our men, but
Gov. Curtin knowing him to be a secession
ist, bad appointed several gentleman to
watch his movements.
He was immediately followed after his
flight, arrested at Hanover junction, and
from thence transported back again to Car
lisle as a prisoner of war. He wili be court
martialed in due time, and reoeivea traitor's
senteoee. A man that will eat the bread of
the government, and then forsake it in the
hour of need, is not fit to die a natural death.
Gov. Curtia deserves great credit fer vigi
HARPER'S FERRY, April 22.—The number
of men reported to be in possession of liar
per's Ferry has been greatly overestimated
by the despatches sent from here. The num
ber is small, and they occupy now a worth
less place. The government arms had all
been removed before its destruction.
WILMINGTON, Del., Apr.l 22 The Balti
more and Wilmington railroad is in the
bands of the Government. The road is clear
of all obstruction, and troops are rapidly
transported to Washington byway of Havre
de Grace.
A private dispatch gives us the important
fact that the guns of Fort McHenry are now
bombarding the city of Baltimore.
The regular lines to Baltimore is down,
but the report is generally credited.
Encampment et Perrysville, Md.
HAVRE DE GRACE, April 23. —C01. Dare
has taken up a position at Perrysville, on
the Maryland bank of the Susquehanna, op
posite this place. The volunteers occupy the
large depot buildiDg of the Baltimore Rail
roap Company, and are comfortably housed,
aDd havt ample room for drilling.
Havre de Grace T April 23—9 o'clock, P. M.
—A gentleman has just arrived from Wash
ington, which he left at 7 o'clock this morn
ing and passed through Baltimore at 1 o'cl'k
P. M. lie beard of the capture ot Fort Pick
ens on the road, but not at Baltimore. Ex
tras had been issued at Baltimore, but he did
not see them, and brought none with him.
A system ef martial law has been adopted
in both eitieg, but there was no official proc
Ilavre de Grace, April 23.— Evening'
Passengers arrived this evening who left Bal
timore at 11 o'clock this morning, pay that
they heard nothing of the reported capture
of Fort Pickens.
The city was quiet. Martial law was rig
idly enforced. The troops arriving from the
country had be ordered back, but directed
to hold themselves in readiness for service.
The force in the city was considered suffi
cient for its defence.
Secessionists Assailed in Kentucky.
CINCINNATI, April, 23 —A company of GE
ceesioniits, 113 strong, left Cyntbiana, Ky.,
yesterday to join the Rebel army. Whe
the train reached Frankfort, they were or
dered to display their flag, which they did by
extending a secession flag from the car Win
dows. Stores vere thrown at it when the
Lieut, fired into the crowd. The cars were
immediately attacked by the citizens, and pa
v ag stones rained in upon them promiscu
ouly. They finally got aw-ay with but little
injury. Great escitementp evailsand threats
are made to tear uy the track. The citizens
declare that no more secession troops shall
pass through the plaoe.
Western Virginia for the Union.
WHEELING, Va., April 23. The Union
Sentiment hereabouts is buoyant. A large
meeting was held at Clarksburg, Ilarrioon
County, yesterday. Resolutions were passed
censuring severely the the course yursued by
Gov. Letohei and the Eastern Virginias*.—
Eleven delegates were appointed to "meet del
egates from other Northwestern counties, to
meet at Wheeling, May 13th, to consider
what course to pursue in the present emer
Military Movements in Pennsylvania-
HARRisBURGt April 23.— The Maryland trs
burned all the bridges on the Nortt em Cen
tral Railroad between Cockysville and the
Pennsylvania Line as soon as ihe Pennsylvai
nia troops retired.
The t-eventh and Eighth regiments go to
Cbamaersburg to nig >t, and w ill form a camp
Thev will invade Virgiuia if the troops of
that State advance.
Three new regiments and twenty three
companies, that had offered their services,
were rejected for the present, but directed
to be held in readiness,, as another requisi
tion to fill the quota of Maryland and Vir
ginia is expected in a very few days.
Gen. Negley is expected to arrive to-mor
row with 1500 men from Western counties.
HAVRE DE GRACE, April 24. —A gentle
man has passed through from Baltimore
which he left early this morning.
The utmost reliance can be placed on the
following information by him.
He states that Fort M'Henry has certain
ly been reinforced by six hundred men.
The Bahimoreans had plauted cannon to
ward the fort, but the commander required
their removal, and this was complied with.
Gannon pointed against another side of the
Fort were also removed.
It is stated that ao agreement has been
entered into between the authorities of Bal
timore and the Government far re-building
the bridges at the expense of Baltimore, and
thß road to be in running order in ten days-
N- Y. Seventh Regiment Arrived.
NEW Yorx, April 24. —Mr. Simonton, the
correspondent of the Times has arrived here.
He left Washington yesterday, and reports
that the New York Seventh Regiment had ar
rived yia Annapolis t Washington.
From Baltimore.
Havre de Grace, April 24.—The Baltimor®
Sun and Exchange, of this morning, arrived
here at five o'clock this evening, having been
detained by the storm.
Two thousand stand of arms have arrived
from Harper's Ferry.
Supplies of pork, flour, aud provisions for
New York, have been stopped.
Two light boats on the Potomac have been
burned by the Virginians, in order to pre
vent Government vessels from conveying
troops to Washington.
Heavy guns were herd yesterday morning,
near the White House, and the supposition
is that a transport steamer haJ been fired on.
The mails between Washington and An
napolis have been stopped, and the mails
from Kichmond are detained by the Govern
The Baltimore Sun makes sport of the
special despatches to the Northern press,
communicating reports of the shelling of
Baltimore. ,
The same paper says that although Pres
ident Davie is not at Riobmond, he soon will
be there, with an advance guard of five thou
sand South Carolians, and be rabidly rein
forced. the enrollment of thirty thousand hav
ing been ordered.
Governor Ellis, of North Carolina, has iss
ued a proclamation calling an extra session
of the Legislature on the Ist of May.
From Washington via Harrisburg
Harrisburg April 24.—An intelligent New
York merchant, who left Washington at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon, says that there
are more than 10,000 men in Washington.
Provisions are becoming searce in that
city, and the Government is supplying flour
to families at $8 per barrel. This is the flour
seized at Gorgetown on Sunday,
Gen. Beauregard is known by the Govern
ment to have been in Riobmond, on Tuesday.
The War Excitement on
the Increase.
Three Thousand Troops in Harrisburg.
| Special Correspondence of the Phila. Bulletin ]
IIARRISBORG, April. 19—lOi o'clock, p. si.
—Without exaggeration, it may be said that
Harrisburg is fairly wild with excitement.—
The news received by telegraph this after
noon, of the attack made on volunteers,
while passing through the city of Baltimore,
and the subsequent despatch that the Arse
nal at Harper's Ferry had been destroyed by
our troops in order to prevent it from falling
into the hands of the enemy, brought the ex
citement to a pitch that it is difficult to sup
pose any other event in the history of our
struggle can exceed- The telegraph offices
and the office of an afternoon paper was be
sieged by the public, eagerly seeking for
any additional information that was to be
obtained, while upon the streets and in the
hotels the subject was discussed in the most
vehement manner. Add to this the stir oc
casioned by each additional arrival of a
hundred or more volunteers with the pierc
ing tones of the fife and the jarring notes of
the drum, and you can easily imagine what
1 mean when I say the town is wild with
Amid all this tumultuous talking and
fierce gesticulation, the State Government
came in for a large share of reproach. And
as the war of words waxed high, the excited
crowd inquired why, in view of the condi
tion of matters and things, the order was
not given by the Governor to send oft the
recruits, and strengthen the forces of the
volunteers who have already gone South, in
ease of an attack on the City of Washing
ton. Then there was forced upon them the
conviction of a truth—one which the public
has known all along, bat which in the ex
citement of the moment they forgot, that
with but a few exceptions none of our vol
unteers are armed, and that there are no
arms here with wdiich to furnish them. This
is a lamentable fact at the present crisis-
There are no arms here, and notwithstand
ing the repeated despatches of the State
Department to the proper authorities, none
have arrived yet. This morning the Gover
nor received a telegraph of to-day from
Pittsburg, (not Philadelphia, as the tele
graph of to-day makes me say,) that five
thousand stand of arms were on their way ;
but up to the present hour of writing, noth
ing had bjpn heard concerning them.
Wishing.to get the latest information, I
stepped up to the Executive Department a
few minutes ago, and was there informed
that a special despatch had just been re
ceived stating that 5000 stand-of arms left
Pittsburg this evening, and would arrive
here t morrow morning at an early hour ;
also that a thousand arms would arrive lrom
Philadelphia at the same tiros. This is
good news to the volunteers here, as many
of them feared: that they would be obliged
to leave without being suitably armed, de
pending upon supplies at Washington, and
that then, in the case of an attack being
made upon them at Baltimore, they would
fall easy victims to the violence of a mob.—
As soon as these arms are received, a large
number of troops will be mustered and im
mediately despatched South.
The camp ground to day presented a very
animated appearance. The tents all day
long have been hauled from the arsenal, and
the soldiers have been busily employed in
erecting them, and in making beds of straw.
Stores and cooking utensils have been sup
plied in number, and camp life is commen
ced in earnest. Besides this, a large quan
tity of provisions are being stored away,
and every exertion is made to secure the
comfort of the troops.
At 8 o'clock, this evening, the number of
soldiers who are encamped amounted to
about 1750 men, while in the town, quar
tered at the hotel's and boarding houses,
there are about a thousand more. Camp
orders, regulating the troops, have been is
sued by E. C. Williams, Brigadier General
in command, and the strictest enforcement
of the rules is adhered to. No soldier is al
lowed t® be out of his tent after nine o'clock,
and all lights must be extinguished at the
tap of the drum. Special hours are set apart
for the admission of visitors ; but an order
from the Governor admits me at all hours,
by which means I am enabled to obtain ev
ery information.
; I have mentioned that Camp Curtin has
been named in honor of the Governor, and
it was his intention to review the troops this
afternoon ; but as I telegraphed he was com
pelled to leave for Philadelphia, at noon,
where his presence was indespensable. The
probability is, that the review will take
place to-morrow or during the early part of
next week.
The executive department is thronged at
all hoars with individuals seeking interviews
with the Governor upon military matters,
and to so great an extent is this carried,
that this morning I waited two hours at his
room before I could obtain an opportuity to
speak to him. So numerous are the de
spatches received by him to which answers
are required, that this morning a telegraph
wire was placed in the Governor's office,
so that now messages can be transmitted
It is but proper to add that it is to the
kindness of Thomas A. Scott, Esq., Vice
President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, that
the Governor is indebted for this act.
Offers of volunteer companies are made
from every quarter, but the complement re
quired of this State, being now made up,
the Governor refused their services, simply
advising them to neglect no oppertunity in
making themselves proficient in military
tactics, until the time arrives when they
may be needed more than at present.
An incident has come to my notice which
seems to illustrate the patriotism of the men
of our State. Recently, six brothers, (some
of them married men) enrolled themselves in
the several volunteer companies recruited in
Harrisburg, for the purpose of marching to
the defence of the National Capital. Before
entering the ranks they bad a miniature ta
ken, representing the brothers on one plate,
which they presented to their mother as a
memento of their love and patriotism.—
Surely it was of such men that the Roman
mother proudly exclaimed, "These are my
jewels !"
The appearance of some of these volun
teers, as they enter the city, strongly speaks
to the heart of the object that has brought
them here. They come clothed in the
coarsest fabrics, and that scantily enough in
some cases, Under their arms they carry
a pair of new brogtms anticipating, as it
were, the demand that may be made upon
their feet in inarching, before they get Ihr'o;
while in their hands they sling an old leather
bag, containing a change of raiment or an
extra shirt or two. At the side of some of
them, strapped to their waists, dangle old
swords, which, perhaps, were wielded by
their forefathers in the first great struggle
for American liberty, while others carry old
muskets, of a half a century ago make, on
their shoulders, all of thetn seemingly de
termined to use what means have been pro
vided them, to the best of their ability. And
then of the pistols, the Colt's revolvers and
other weapons, thrust into- their pockets, at
the last moment, by parents and friends.—
lYho can tell ?
There was a rumor afloat this afternoon,
that all the armed troops would leave for
Washington daring the night ; but as yet
it is without foundation. The Curtin Cuards
I know, marched from the camp to-their ar
mory, where they supplied themselves with
arras, and then marched back to the camp
ground. I have no doubt, however, but
that on the return of the Governor, this ru
mor will be verified.
After I enclosed my telegraphic despatch
es to day, several other companies of volun
teers arrived, some of them armed. Others
have been arriving during the night. Fifteen
hundred troops from Ohio, are telegraphed
as about to arrive at midnight. Between
this and morning, there will no doubt be
large accession to the forces already hero.
The State Capita! Band serenaded a num
ber of public men and all the volunteers, in
turn, last night. The expense was generally
defrayed by Messrs. George W. 11. Smith,
Robert Randall, Charles L. Goehring, Rich
ard VVildey and Oscar Thorpe.
At a meeting of the German citizens of
this place, held last night, a series of reso
lutions were adopted, pledging their fidelity
to the Constitution of the United States.
It is with difficulty that the names of the
difiorent companies are obtained as they ar
rive ; as in many cases they neglect report
ing to the proper authorities, so that no rec
ord is to bo had, save by being on the spot
at the time—an absolute impossibility when
you are somewhere else. I have no doubt,
whatever, but what with the arrivals I have
already telegraphed, together with those
volunteers on the camp ground, there are
three thousand troops now in this town wait,
ing marching order. Appended is a list of
the companies encamped this evening :
Johnstown Infantry, Captain T. M. Lap
sley, 84 men.
Johnstown Zouave Cadets, Captain I. M.
Power, 78 men.
Independent Infantry, Bloomfield, Captain
11. D. Woodruff, 80 men.
Pittsburg Turner Rifles, Captain Ilenry
Amlung, 104 men.
Bellefonte Fencibles, Captain J. B. Mitch
ell, 120 men.
Tyrone Artillery, Captain James Bell, 40
Wayne Guards, Captain W. L. Neff, 75
Juniata Rifles,, Captain A. McLoyd, 75
men. ,
State Capitol Guards, Captain W. B.
Sipes, 62 men.
Wyoming Artillery, Captain A. 11. Em
ery, 67 men.
Easton Volunteers, Captain Charles 11.
Hickman, 86 men.
'•Easton." Captain Samuel Yoke, 95 men.
Union Rifles, Allentown, Captain G. 11,
, Good, 78 men.
Hollidaysburg Fencibles, Captain F. Mi
ni er, 76 men.
Reading Reipers, Captain J. M. Ceoley,
89 men.
Green Castle Light Infantry, Captain T.
B. Strickler, 42" men.
Chambersbttrg Artillery, Captain P B.
Housam, 56 men.
Saint Thomas Artillery, Captain T. B.
Elder, 35 men.
Cameron Guards. Captain T. M. Eyster,
119 men.
Shawnee Guards, Captain Thomas Welch,
90 men.
United States Zouaves, Captain George
Siegrist, 74 men.
[From the Philadelphia Bulletin of the 20th.J
Important military Movements.
The Mnchueu nnd New York Keg-
I■tenia KentU ike City.
Philadelphia has, within the last fewdaya
been the theatre of important military mow
ments. The city has assumed the appear
ance of the city which was threatened by aa
invading army, and where nine-tenths of the
men were hurrying to arms to drive baok
the invaders. .Recruiting and enroling are
going on upon all sides, and there are
litterally " wars and rumors of wars." One
of the most mortifying incidents of the week
was the return home of General Small'■
Washington Brigade, composed entirely of
Philadelphia troops. This body of men
went from Philadelphia with the Sixth Reg
ment of Massachusetts, yesterday mornrng,
and they came in for a share of the ill-treat
ment heaped by the Baltimore Plug Uglies
upon the Bay State volunteers. The Phila
delphians were entirely unarmed, and they
were, of course, unable to contend with
an immense mob of armed ruffians. They
were brutally treated, and finanly sent back
to Philadelphia by the authorities of Balti
more. They reached home at a late hour
last night, and proceeded at once to their
rendezvous in the Northern Liberties, where
their arrival created the most intense excite
ment. The feeling of indignation was ex
Lieut. Haines, of Company A, of the in
sulted Brigade furnishes some facts relative
to the disgraceful riot. Prom his account
it appears that the train, consisting of sev
enteen cars, reached Camden Station, (with
in the city limits of Baltimore,) without
encountering any obstacle. It was about
half-past eleven o'clock when it haulted in
an open space.
The first cars were occupied by the armed
Massachusetts troops, who at once disem
barked and formed into line a short distanee
from the railroad. A few secessionists wero
spectators and expressed their dislike to the
volunteers by throwing missiles at the oars
and using objectionable epithets. The mob
increased in numbers, and finally engaged
in a dipate with the Massachusetts Regiment
which resulted in the infliction of injuries to
the parties named. The New England men
became incensed because their flag was torn
and the mob fired stones and became violent.
Finally the troops started to march away,
and as they did so the collision occurred.
The cars being left to themselves, an inter
val of nearly three quarters of an hour
elapsed. It was impossible for the inmates
to say why the traiu was not moved, but
the supposition is that the authorities of the
road knew that the track ahead had been
torn up, and did not think it advisable
proceed. All this time the crowd was
increasing, and it became so bold that au
attack was made uDon the cars, the inmates
of which, (with the exception of the Massa
chusetts Regiment.) had retained their seals.
Stones, bricks and pistol balls poured into
the frail structures. The window glasses
were demolished, and the woodwork began
to yield. For protection the volunteers
threw themselves upon the Boor of the oars,
and in many cases seeured the doors with
such fastenings as were at band. There
w ere no weapons in the party, and no replv
was made to tho assault. It was during
this unprovoked outrage that the injuries
were inflicted upon the persons who have
been reported as wounded.
This species of warfare continued until
an official, which our informant believed t*
be the Baltimore Chief of Police, appeared
upon the scene. Under his instructions the
unfortunate volunteers were crowded into
as few cars as possible, the riot in the meau
time continuing in all its force.
A man in military clothes, on horseback,
then succeeded in calming the mob, by tell
ing them that " the volunteers in the cara
were prisoners of war, and would immedi
ately be sent back to the North."
As soon a<r possible a new locomotive wa
attached to the train, and it moved towarda
Philadelphia. Atshoit distances it picked
up volunteers, who, in the melee, had escap
ed from the cars and walked homeward.—
Some of the secessionists attached a flag ol
the Confederate States to the engine, but it
tvas taken down almost immediately, and
before the cars had acquired much headway.
The rest of the trip to Philadelphia was
devoid of interest, except that at Wilming
ton General Small was called for, and is
reported to have responded in a brief speech.
General Small gives the following account
of the aflair :
" One-half of the Washington Brigade,
consisting of six companies of the First
Regiment, under Lieut. Col. Berry, and feur
companies of the Second Regiment, nnder
Lieut. Col. Schoenler and Gullroan, muster
ed at Depot, Broad and Prime, at 10 o'clock
on Thursday night, and were ready to pro
ceed at once. They were delayed by the
arrival of the Massachusetts Regiment, and
by an uccident to one of the cars, and did
not leave the depot until 3 o'clock yesterday
morning. The train was a heavy one, hav
ing nearly three thousand men on board and
moved very slowly. Consequently, it did
not arrive in Baltimore until nearly noon
yesterday, instead of reaching and passmg
il, as was anticipated, at or befbre daylight.
As the streets were full of people at that
hour, the arrival of so large a train excited
much attention, and before more than one
half the Massachusetts Regiment could be
sent through the city by the horse cars to
the Washington depot, great excitement was
created. Four cars, containing the Boston
troops, got safely through. Before the next
detachment reached the Washington depot,
the railroad on Pratt street had been partly
taken up and a large number of anchors
from the shipping, with other obstructions,
had been placed upon the road. The rear
guard of the Massachusetts troops were
therefore obliged to leave the cars and march
through the streets. Before they started