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t|e Centre Democrat.
Thursday Morning, Sept. 19 'Ol.
J. J. BRISBIN, EDITOR & PUBLISHER.
W. W. BROWN, ASSOCIATE EDITOR.
PEOPLE'S COUNTY TICKET
OF LYCOMINQ CTUNT^.
C. G. RYMAN,
J. 11. McCLURE.
\ T OTICE TOMERCHANTS~
JL W We call upon jrou to pay your License on
or before the first day of October, as after that
time all accounts will be left in tbe bands of
the proper officer for collection. Pay your li
cense and save costs.
W. W. BROWN,
To All Whom It May Concern.
The Books of J. S. & J. J. Brisbin, having
been left in my hands for collects n, 1 hereby
notify all Subscribers to the Centre Democrat tho
have not yet paid their subscription for the year
1860, that they are indebted to the nmo'wit of
$2,00, which if not paid immedia ely, I will be
compelled to eollect according to law. The a.
mount can be sent by mail and a rec ipt w 11 be
sent by return mail, for all money paid. Persons
knowing themselves indebted will save trouble
and cost by attending to this matter immediately
GEO. H. WEAVER,
Sept. 12th '6l. Justice of the Peace.
The Maligners of Gov. Curtin.
The Democracy of Fallon county held their
Convention on the 17th of August, and pass
ed a series, or platform, of resolutions, the
most treasonable and contemptible we have
ever read, with the exception of those passed
by the democracy oi the Wild Cat" Dis
trict. They falsify history, they slander and
traduce the Republican, Whig and all other
parties, or mon, who have ever opposed the
corrupt Democratic organization. Gov. Cur
io, of course, comes in for bis full share of
buse. We have only room to copy the ris
'ution referring to Guy. Curtin, the others,
owever, are like unto this one- You can
ead it and then judge uf the rest:
Resolved., That Andrew G. Curtin has shown
imself to be the mist shamelessly corrupt
levernor that ever disgraced the executive chair
f any Slate, that the facts prove him to be a mere
.bber of contracts framed to enrich his personal
•rorites at the expense of the tax paying citizens
1 Pennsylvania, that by his barefaced robbery of
•ldiers of the State they were made the Uu ghing
ock of the army, and utterly prevented, by the
aracter of their clothing and equipments, from
oiug put in any position where they might have
ad a chance of vindicating the prowess, and
iai:itaii.iog the honor of the State, and that now,
eserted, and cried down us he is, by the part/
urnals which supported him, he has justly he
me an object of contempt and utter loathing to
t outraged people.
Republicans of Centre county, what do you
ink of that ? Friends, relations, old clients
Gov. Curtin, fellow-citizens of Centre, you
1 know the above resolution to be false—
eanly false—indicted and written by men
hose hearts were as black, wicked and ma
gnant as that of the father of lies. We have
.elievsd for several years that the leaders of
he Democratic p uty could beat Beelzebub
imself, when it come down to real dirty lit-
Is lying and meanness. Look at some of
hem, the old leaders we mean, WICFAIL,
IHSTT, YANCU, SLIDELL, WISE, JEFFERSON
'AVIS, Steveßs, Letcher, Magoffin, Harris,
'•reckinridge, Vallandigham, Ben. Wood,
"088, FI.OYD, and a host of others that we
;igh; name. But let this'suffice for ihe pres
et. The honest Democrats of Centre may
fink this a little severe, but God bless you,
you are a true patriot and Union man it
oes Dot affect you in the least. Is it not
rue? Tbat is the question. Look at their
istory. Have we falsified tbe record? Have
hey not all been lauded to the very heavens
•y the Watchman and all the leading Deroc
ratic journals in the whole oountiy ? Did
it those men destroy the country, its eredir,
s commerce, its peace and prosperity, and
nsequentiy brought on the war ? The his
rian who is now writing the history of the
mtbern rebellion will pen do.vo, and our
lildren will there read tho facts, and the
imes of the vary men we have named above
i the chief OON.-PIRAT,LRS and TRAITORS.
Ilmest Democrats of Centre, when your
trty leaders an] your most influential pa
rt would applaud such men as honest and i
ust worthy, and influence you to .give them j
ur hearty and cordial support in the past, j
JW can you believe them any longer ? How
.n you believe the Fulton County Denaoera- '
; or the old partv hacks and leaders of your
vn county? lias the party, by res lu'ione
Jopted at any of the : r Conventions in this
tate, or elsewhere, repudiated these old
jaders—these old robbers ar.d disturbers of
he public peace ? If they have, we Lave
tever been able to fiod them. lo the reso
lutions adoptei at the Democratic Conven
tion at the August Court repudiato them ?
No! They profess to sustain the Government
and the Administration w'tii a' the same time
they endoise the Watchman and its course,
notwithstanding it was presented by the last
Gand J'ur# .lur advocating treason and re
t üblishing the sou'iments of the New Y" irk
Oay Book, the Baltimore Exchange , &c.,
.hich have been compelled to suspend on ac
junt cf the loyalty of the .Northern people.
Now, the question arises, will you alhw
ourselves to be misled and deceived again ?
Vre Messrs. I'ruudloot and Strohepker true
,ni loyal men ? Arc their sympathies with
the Pa riots or with Tories ? If they are
can you honestly vote for Col. Blair and
Dr. Mitchell, who are like the fellows pet
sheep, found in very bad company ?
Is either of those men in favor of protec
tion to American industry, a Homestead bill,
or " equal and exact justice to all men" as it
was advocated by the immctal Jefferson or
the illustrious Clay ? We say they are not.
Are tbey true and unconditional Union men ?
If they are they differ from the Fulton coun
ty Democracy—the Democracy of the Wild
Sat District, as well as from the Peter Cag
gei and Ben Wood Democracy of New York.
Can you trust them in politics ? If you can
you can do more tbau those who know them
best can do.
Can the F.epublicans of Centre Ci unty vote
for men who are for Free Trade, who advo
cate prineiples and doctrines directly oppos
ed to their interests ADd tbe interests of every
farmer, mechanic and laborer in the coun
try ? Can you vote for the maligners of Gov.
Curtin ? Can yon, will you, vote fur the man
who called Judge Hale, last fall a nigger
Congressmen ? Can you trust men who have
betrayed all tbe parties to which tboy have
ever belonged ? Will you suffer Gov- Curtin
to be repudiated, traduced and belied in his
own county, his owu home, and then say
that we*are too severe on such men as Col.
Blair, Dr. Mitchell and others of the 6ame
ilk ? Is it right fur Dr. Slrohccker's dog to
bite us, aud we not " tie our dog loose" on.
him ? Who made so muck fuss against Gov.
Curtin on the Dutchman's dog stoiy as this
game Dr. Strohecker 2
We have nothing personal against any of
these men, but we are opposed to the falla
cious doctrines they advocate, to their ter
giversations in politics, and therefore we are
compelled to ask the question—Who can
trust them ? We cannot, and we are sure no
honest Republican or Democrat will. Let
a man stand by his principles, the Union
aud the Constitution without if s or but's and
wo will have nothing to.say ; but these men
who are all the time shifting their positions
in polities, from party to party, who have no
fixed principles, we say are not the mon for
the times, nor the men that the honest vuters
of Centre will support.
We ask the honest farmers, mechanics and
daily laborers,we ask the Iron Masters, we
ask the friends, the brothers, the relations,
in short we ask every true patriot in the
eounty who loves his family, his home, the
glorious cor stiiution, unaltered and unabridg
ed as our Fathers gave it to us; who loves
his principles, better than he loves any man;
who loves Liberty aud believes in no cliques
or castes we aek you all to stand up for your
noble Governor and by your votes show, that
here where we know him best, the resolu
tion of ihe Fulton Democracy is a malie'oua
lie a wicked heartless slander.
Treason in the WildCat District.
If there is a place in the world where the
people should be loyal it is in the " Wild
Cat District." The very romance and high
land character ol tffe country should make
its people loyal. We bblieve they are. The
masses of the people we know, of all parties,
are always honest and loyal ; but there are
always, in every community, a few design
ing men, political tricksters and schemers,
ready to deceive and mislead them. The
people do not like to be led, but nevertheless
they suffer it sometimes to be done without
their owu knowledge trod almost without
their will or consent. This we believe tbe
leaders of the Demooracy in the Wild Cat
District thought they could do, and bcnce
they adopted in their Convention a series of
resolutions, treasonable aDd false, which
should not fail to sink tbe authors so low in
the estimation of the loyal men of tbat Dis
trict that years of rupnntanoa would never
wipe out the disgrace or restore them again
to the confidence of the people tbey have so
We are glad to believe that tbe game o(
these leaders are played out. The free
schools —the people's colleges are doirg a
glorious work. They' are educating the
masses —the young men uf the ccuutry—
raising them above and beyond the power of
designing men, and mere truckling politi
cians and contemptible dishonest cliques.—
" Equal and exact justice to all m°n," is the
people's motto, and the mctto for the people.
This they want, this tbey will have, and
fur this thousands of cur sons, our brothers
and our friends Lave enrolled their names
under the glorious stars and stripes, left
their homes and their comfortable firesides,
aod gone to fight the enemies of the country
who seek to abnegate this glorious doctrine,
and place the laboring men of tbe free States
upon an equality with their slaves. From
such loaders, from such Democracy, we say,
God save the country.
Forney's Philadelphia Press —a Douglas
Democratic paper— lD speaking of the reso
lutions of the Wild Cat Democracy contains
tho following strong, truthful and logical re
" These resolutio- s are most amusing spec
imens of political literature, or rather they
would be amusing under other circumstan
ces than those which now exist. We hardly
thought that there WHS in Pennsylvania a
company of men degraded enough to print
and publish such unblushing, treason as is
here recorded. There seems to be no degra
dation too deep for these people. They have
lost every idea of Northern honor, and are
anxious to yield to the most extreme and in
tolerant demands of the Southern rebels.—
S : ate Dride and national honor, nor even the
pride aud honor of manhood, are nothing.—
Every consideration of patriotism is ignor d,
, and words seem to fail them in the publica
\ tion of their infamy.
This is etr ®g language, but is it not jus
| tified f Le.t us set what these resolutions
teacb. iUre are a few sentences;
" We most solemnly, and in the name of
humanity, justice, and Christianity, protest
agniDst the late acts of the Administration,
which have for their object the subjugation
of the South and the betrayal of our brave sol
diers into acts of lawlessness, and opposition
to the principle and feeling which actuated
tbem in their march for the defence of the
" We deeply deplore the recent slaughter of
Americans in Virginia. We pity the North
ern widow and the Northern Orphan ; we
pity the Southern widow and the Southern
orphan. And we swear agaiD, that we will
stand together, and strive by the use of all
honorable moans to bring nbewt .peace, and
•SPESaSS CSMTREI 3DE MOCRAT.
restore to their friends our young men now
sickening from the effects of a Southern sum
" The threats of Abolitionists pass us like
the idle winds which we regard not.
" We are in favor of a speedy settlement of
the piesent difficulties by compromise.
" The small patriot band of Senators and
Representatives, in the last extra session of
Congress, who dared to maintain the integ
rity of the Constitution, under the menaces
of expulsion and imprisonment, are entitled
to the gratitude of every American citizen,
aud impartial history will award them an
" The persistent determination of the ma
jority of the members of the late extra ses
sion of Congress to frown down every meas
ure that had for its object the peaceful ad
justment of our national difficulties, indicates
a fanatical mania that would have much bet
er become the crusaders of centuries gone
by than the representatives of a free, intelli
gent, and Christian people of the nineteenth
Is this not monstrous? Could language
be tortured into the expression of more deci
ded treason ? Dr. Bove - and his clique seem
to have been writing foi the atmosphere of
South Carolina, rather thkn that ot Pennsyl
vania. And yet, to show how utterly cor
rupt and depraved the local Democratic or
ganizations of many parts of this State have
become, sentiments bear the unanimous
approval of a Democratic Legislative Con
vention, and Messrs. Early and Nicholson
ask the suffrages of the people as their rep
resentative. If we take this record we are
to believe that the Democracy of four coun
ties of Pennsplvania consider the enlistmeut
of volunteers "the betrayal of our brave sol
diers into acts of lawlessness the contest
for the Constitution at MaDassas, " the re
cent slaughter of Americans in Virginia
the voice of the people, the threats of Aboli
tionists the unanimity of the last Congress
a "fanatical mania;" and such avowed and
exultant ttaitors as Breckinridge, Burnett,
aud May. " a smali patriot band."
*But we do not believe it. We know the
honest Democrats of Northern Pennsylvania
too well not to spurn any such base suspic
ion. When treasou was. in their organiza
tion they rebuked it. When the machinery
of the party was placed in operation to shield
the infamies of an administration, and con
sumate a great wrong, they protested brave
ly and performed nobly. When othere fal
tered they were true, aod it caniiot be that
the men who were so prompt to punish trea
son to a party should not be as prompt in the
punishment of treason to the Republic.
Democrats of Pennsylvania, your honor
demands that every such expression of sym
pathy with traitors be disavowed, and that
every representative of it be crushed. You
are fighting this fight nobly. Your brothers
are in the teDt and field, aud many of them
have given up their lives to maiDtaiD the
Government, which the principles of your
great party in other days did so mucn to
strengthen. With blood they sealed the tes
timony of tbir devotion to the Republic.—
With blood they have written the loyalty of
true Democracy at Pnillippi, Springfield, and
Manassas. They are combating tbe in
trigues of traitors in Virginia and Missouri ;
will you perat't the intrigues of traitors in
Pennsylvania? We write it now with con
fidence, and let i; be a prophecy : tbat when
October comes, and the issue is determined
at the ballot-box, the Democracy of the
North will overwhelm with unfathomable in
dignation the intamous conspirators who
still plot in our midst, and none more effec
tually and anally than this pestiferous brood
nestled by I)r Bover aDd bis patrons in
The Suppression of Conspiracies.
It-was tbe custom of the Roman Senate,
when their Republic was periously menaced
by treason or sedit'on, to pass a stringent
decree directing the consuls to " take care
that the Republic suffered no harm," invest*
ing them with absolute power, and suspend
ing all the ordinary forms of law, till the
danger was ovor. On several critical occa
sions tbe triumph of the nation over its inter
nal foes was pJtributable solely to the exer
cise of authority of this character. Unfortu
nately, we have fallen upon evil times, when
a band of Catilines are seeking the destruc
tion of tbe noblest Government tbat was ever
devised by the wit of mars, and when those
who are pecretly in league with the traitors
are to be found Dot only in the ranks of the
insurgent armies, and iD the seceded States,
but thronging our capital, and seeking in
loyal communities to undermine the seati"
meDt of devotion to the Union which forms a
part of the character of every true American.
That tho nefarious designs of vhese conspira
tors may be successfully combated is the
prayer of every good citizen, and those who
complain loudest of the energy which the
Administration is now displaying in unmask
ing and p-eventiog the machinations of trai
tors, care least fur tbe perpetuity of the Re
public and sympathize most deeply with its
implicable foes. Thoso who are truly loyal
can see no special cause for grief in the ar
rest of men who aro industriously plotting
the downfall of our nation, or the suppress
ion of which delight in giving aid
and comfort to the enemy. They expect the
National Government " to take care tbat the
Republic suffers no harm," and in view of
all the dangers by which it is surrounded
they are ready to applaud all reasonable
and necessary steps it may adopt to deprive
the allies of Secession in the North and the
insurgent armies in tbe South of their pow
er to injure the national cause.
Cieero, in his first oration against Catiline,
referring to the sympathizers with that infa
mous conspirator who thronged tho streets
ofßi'me, and the necessity tbat the friends
and foes of the nation should be strictly
known said, " let it in short, be written on
t he brow of every citizen, what are his sen.
timants about tloj Ilepuplic." It is equally
desirable that the friends aDd enemies of the
nation among us should bo pointed out v —
There is no ordinary partisan question to be
discussed and no ground for neutrality.—
Men have only to decide whether they aro
ior or against the Government whiob protects
them—-whether they will side with the patri
ots or the traitors in the existing war.
Our Candidate for Senator,
The Republican or Union convention which
met in Lock Haven last week unanimously
nominated Mr. Johnston of Lycoming coun
ty. This is a nomination in every respect
fit to be made. Mr. Johnston is a most ex
cellent man and one of the ablest Lawyers
;n this Senatorial District. lie is a true
patriot, sound for the UnioD, first lost and
all the time. Let the Honest Union men of
Centre vote for him, and rest assured you will
have an honest consistent reliable senator.
More next week-
For the Democrat.
MR. EDITOR:—Dear Sir. I deem it my du
ty to my Country at this trying time of our
national struggle With the monster rebellion,
to ask permission ofyou, through the columns
of your paper, to lay before the Union De
mocracy of Centre oounty, a few plain facts )
unknown perhaps to a large portion of the
Democracy in the upper end of the County,
concerning one of the nominees of the Dem>
ocratic Convention for the Associate Judge.
Are we to receive the nomination of Samuel
Stroliecker of this Twp., as the meat s of as
certaining the secession strength of this Co?
I hope not—nay, I feel confident that if the
majority comprising that Convention that
presented him as a candidate, bad been fa
miliar with his secession proclivities, they
would have enclosed him in a box, sent box
and contents by express if such means ot
transportation existed, labelled, — lo Jeff Da
vis, Cotton Confederacy—Right Side Up With
Care, sooner than give him a nomination.—
I am mortifiod to see a man placed before
tbe public for an office of hoaor aDd public
trust, to assist in the administration ofjustice
who is a more fit subject to occupy a seat by
the side of Jeff Davis and other kindred spir
its iD the criminal's bar, aud receive the pen
alty from a righteous court, due to a man,
who, I doubt not, judging by his sentiments,
would, if an opportunity presented itself, sap
the very foundations of our libeity and de
stroy the last vestige of true Republican in
stitutions. There is not a man in Centre Co.,
I veciuie to say, upon reliable authority, that
has made more strenuous and vigorous efforts
in his sphere ot action to create opposition
and Lostiliiy to every measure of the Ad
ministration designed to queil the existing
rebellion, than Samuel Sirohecker. Thank
God! his influence of late years has been
meagre, confined to narrow limits. Ever
since the commencement of defensive mili
tary preparations at Washington city, he has
been trying to create the impression araeng
the Democrats of Milee, more than himself, it
is a Republican party war, waged merely for
the supremacy of that party. Ilia leisuro
hours wore devoted to reading tbe secession
news paper Etyled " The Day Book," com
menting upon its truo Democratic principles
enunciated as we termed the language of
th3t instrument, and dissuading the sturdy
sons of Miles from joining their brave and
heroic fellow countrymen in upholding the
supremacy of the Constitution and Union
over rebellion, fc-am'l. is at piresent much
displeased with tbe authorities in power of
suspending the circulation of the Day Book
and other secession Newspapers, (Union pa
pers as he calls them,) and says that tbe
Administration is makiDg efforts to compel
all Democrats to read Republican News ta
pers. There is not a Union UoviDg Democrat
in all the county who does not rejoice in the
suppression of such papers as the Day Book,
and give vent to a spontaneous burst of amen!
to all efforts put forth to prevent the distri
bution of euch filthy disunion sheets, and
give a hearty cooperation to the admininis
tration in thwarting all efforts, calculated to
grow disunion and discord and weaken the
bond of unity, in maintaining our Republi
can institutions in violate. I as well as other
Democrats of Miles believe in true Demo
cratic principles, and Sam'l. Sfrohecker not
bving an exponent of such jr nciples, we as
a union loving portion of this township, can
not support him; and hope that that part of
the Democracy of Centre county, professing
loyalty and devotion to the Union as be
queathed to us by our R-volutionary fathers,
will manifest by their actions at the B rl'oi
Box in October, that they are not controlled
by petty distinctions of name, but cn the
contrary, will stand by tbo Stars and Stripes,
and give all secessionists, and secession
sympathisers the rebuke they so richly de
A JACKSON DEMOCRAT OF MILES
Sept. 10th 18GJ.
The Senatorial Conferee Meeting, was held
at Lock Haven, on Tnursday last. The Con
ferenc was organized ty the selection of
Col. Andrew Gregg, of Centre County, Pres
ident and 0. K. H'o'den, of Union, and C,
W, Wingard of Clinton, Secretaries.
The following Conferences presented their
credentials and took their seats.
Union—Cuas, Gudykunst, F. Smith, 0. N,
- Centre—Andrew Gregg, John Irvin, R. 11.
Clinton—Q. C- ILirvey, C. W. WiDgard,
Lycoming—James Wils in, Robert Mont
gomery, L. G. Iluiing.
Resolved unanimously. That the friends
of the candidates here voted for, phdge tbem
eelves to submit to the decision of this con
ference, aod will use all honorable efforts for
tbe electiou for its candidate.
On motion the Conference proceeded ti
Mr. Irvin nominated Edward Blanchard,
Mr. Smith nominated Johnston Walls, of
Mr. Wingard, nominated Henry C. Dress
ier, of Clinton.
Mr. Montgomery, nominated Henry John
son, of Lycoming.
On motion tbe nominations closed, and a
resolution adopted to vote viva voce.
Ist bal. 2d bat. 3 i bat. 4th bat.
Johnson. 3 5 5 7
Walls, 3 4 5 5
Bressler, 3 3 2 0
Blanchard, 3 J 0 0
Henry Johnson, having a majority of the
who! , on the 4rh ballot, was declared duly
nominated, and cn motion the nomination
was make unanimous.
A. GREGG, rres't,
. WE have received telegraphic intelligence
from Gen. Banks' command, stating that a
detachment of Federal troops under Uol-
Geary, were attacked by a large force of
Rebels near Harpers Ferry, on the 16th inst.
After a fight of about two hours, the rebels
were completely routed with a loss of 70
killed and wounded. Our lo3s was one
killed and eight slightly wounded.
ON the 12th inst., a detachment of 300
men, from the Fourteenth Indiana and
Twenty- forth and Twenty-fifth Ohio Regi
ments, dispersed three Tennessee regiments
under Gen. ANDERSON, on the west side of
Cheat routing them,
killing 80 and obtaining most of their equip
ments. Our loss was 8 killed.
Route of Gen. Green's Rebel Army.
Capture of his Baggage, &c , &c.
Reported flight of Martin Green's Forces.
ANOTHER UNION VICTORY.
Five Hundred Rebels Routed.
Six Hundred Taken Prisoners.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12.
The following dispatch was received to
night at the head quarters of the army :
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12.— C01. E. D. Town
send, Assistant Adjutant General: —A dis
patch from Gen. Pope, received to-day from
Hunnewell, on the North Missouri Railroad,
states that he made a night march on tho
rebels under Gen. Green, last Sunday, who,
however got notice ot his approach, but he
was successful in causing tbe dispersion of
3,000 rebel force, wbe left behind them much
of their baggage, previsions and forage ; also
the public property seized by Gen. Green, at-
Gen. Pope's infantry were too much fa
tigued to pursue them. The horsemen, how
ever, followed i<t pursuit for ten or fifteen
miles until the enemy were completely scat
tered and dispersed.
The railroad east of Brook ford is now open
and no more secession camps will be made
within twenty miles.
Gen. Grant telegraphs to me that the first
gun is in the position of Fort Holt, Ky.
J. C. FREEMONT,
Major Gen. Commanding.
A NOBLE SOUTH CAROLINIAN. —The fol
lowing general order which has been issued
tar the East India Squadron by Flag Officer
S. Iv. Stribbling, has just reached us ;
" JUNE 30, 1861 —The Commander-in-
Chief feels called upon at this time to addrsss
those under his command upon the condition
of our country.
By the last mail we have authentic ac
counts of the commencement of 'civil war'
in the United States, by the attack and cap
ture of Fort Shmter by the forces of the Con
" It is not my purpose to discuss the mer
its of the cause or causes which have resul -
ted in plunging our country into all the
horrors of a 'civil war,' but to remind those
under my command of their obligations now
to a faithful and zealous performance of eve
" Coining as we do from the various sec
tions of the country, unanimity of opinion
on this subject cannot be expected, and I
would urge upon all the necessity of abstain
ing lrom all angry and inflammatory lan
guage upon the causes of the present state
ot things iu the United States, and to recol
lect that here we ha7e nothing to do but to
perform the duty of our respective stations,
and to obey the orders of our superiors in
authority to this we are bouudbv the solemn
obligations of our oath.
" I charge all Commanders and other
officers to show in themselves a good exam
ple of virtue, honor, patriotism and subordi
nation, and to be vigiiant in inspecting the
conduct of all such as are placed under their
The honor of the nation, of the flag, un
der which many of us have served from boj r
hood, our own honor and good name require
us now, if ever, that we suffer no blot upon
the character of our country while the flag
of the Union is in our keeping."
"(Signed) U. K. STRIBBLING
Commodore Stribbling is a South Caroli
nian, and his conduct is in bright and noble
contrast with that ofTatnall and other South
erners, who have dishonorably lift the Navy
since the war begun.
Fire at the Wheatley's Continen
tal Theatre, Philadelphia.
FIFTEEN BALLETGTRLS INJURED.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15.
A dreadful affair occurred last night at
Wheatley's Continental Theatre, on Walnut
Street above Eighth.
7he performance was a fairy scene, and
w lit ihe ballet girls were in the green room
the dress of one o' them caught fire, and the
flimes soon communicated to the dresses of
the rest. Fifteen were more or less injured,
some fa'a ly. The greatest alarm prevailed
but the flames did not communicate to the
body ol the theatre, and the audience disper
PUTLACIELPNIA, Sept. 16, I'. M.
Ilnnnah and ZeleGall, the Misses Phillips
Mcßride, ar.d Fjrden, who were burned by
the fire at Wheatley's. Coniinsntal last night,
all died during the day. Three more will
probably al-o die. Miss Annie Nichols, who
leaped from the fiies is unharmed. Abbie
Carr was reported as dead, but is likely to
LorAi.TR OF RAS KENTUCKT LEGIST. ATURE.
FRANKFORT, Sept. 12.—The State Senate
have passed a resolution from the House or
dering the rebel troops to leave the State.—
The vote was ayes 2G—nays 8. A bill was
also reported making it felony to enlist troops
for the Confederates, and to punish by death
the invasion of Kentucky by citizens as reb
el soldiers—the act to go into efiect within
ten days, but not to apply t.o those return
ing to their allegiance within sixty days.
LATER.— A dispatch from Frankfort of the
13th inst., says. Gov. Magoffin vetoed the
resolutions passed by the Legislature yester
day requiring the removal of the Confeder
ate troops from the State, but both Houses
have passed the resolutions over the Gover
EX-MAYOR JAMES G. FERRET ORDERED TO
BE RELEASED. —The Washington Star an
nounces that Thursday evening's mail car
ried to New York an order from the Depart
ment of State directing the release of James
G. Berret, late Mayor of the Federal Metrop
olis, from his present confinement in Fort
Lafayette. This order is on condition that
he takes tbe oath of allegiance to the United
States against any and all enemies whatso
ever, and also resigns his office of Mayor.
EXECUTION OF A WIFE MURDERER.— On the
6 h inst., William Weaver was executed at
New 8100 ID field, Perry county, Pa., for pois
oning his wifo. The crimicel acknowledged
his buying the poison, which his wife took,
but did not say he administered it.
AGES OF THE GENERALS.— It is stated that
General M'Clellan is not yet 35 ; General
Fremont is under 48; General Lyon was
about 44 ; General Butler is 43 ; General
Banks is 41, and General M'Dowell is about
Over One Hundred Troops Killed
CIKCIKNATTI, Sept. 18.
Last night about eight o'clock, a train on the
Ohio and Missippi Railroad, containing a portion
of Col. Torchin's Nineteeth Illinois Regiment,
while passing over a bridge near Huron, Indiana,
143 miles west of Cincinnati, fell through, killing
and wounding over 100 soldiers. The news reach
ed here late last night, when a special train was
despatched to" the assistance of the survivers.
The following despatch has been received from
the operator at Hudson, dated ten minutes after
one o'clock this morning. " The bridge No, 18
was broken in two. It let four cars down into
the bed of the creek, and one fell on the top of
them. The engine and one car passed over safe
ly. There are about 100 wounded and 10 or 15
killed. The Colonel of the regiment say 3 there
are about that number killed, although nearly all
of one company are missing." It is thought the
bridge wa3 weakened by some malicious persons.
CINCINNATI, Sept 18.—The disaster on the Ohio
and Mississippi Railroad proves worse than at
first reported. Four passenger cars were precip
itated into the creek, and one box and one bag
gage car fell on top of them. These cars contuin
ained companies E, F, G and I, and the latter
two companies are the principal sufferers. Capt.
Howard, of company I, is among the killed. Up
to eleven o'clock this morning about thirty killed
had been taken out. and more are supposed to be
beneath the wreck. A trein is on the way here
with ninety-two wounded, Tho impression at the
Ecene is that there have been from forty to fifty
killed, There seems to be but little doubt that tho
bridge had been tampered with by malicious or
traitorous persons. The bridge was sixty feet
span HBd ten feet high, and was only recently in
A Battle at Boon vi lie.
THE REBELS DEFEATED
JEFFERSON CITY. MO., Sep. 17.
The correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat
gives the following account of an engagomoat
with the Rebels at Booncville on the 13th.
Capt. Eppstein says that after the battle had
lasted about an hour the rebels whom he held as
hostages became so restless that tlioy begged him
to allow one of their number to go with a flag
of truce to a.-k an armistice. This hostage came
back soon afterwards with the request to know to
my conditions. I thereupon ordered the firing
to cease, and demanded that they should with-,
draw the rebel forces tyro iniios from the city,
and not moles; any union families, and to leave
the arms of the killed and woundea on the field
where they fell, whilo I promised to set the pris
oners which I held, free, with the exception
of Preacher Painter, whom, I informed them I
woulk shoot in cr.so tbey should not honorably
keep their promise for sevou days. They
dingly left town
the gallant captain with one hundred and
fifty men, actually dictated his o vn terms to four
times his number.
Latest From Lexington.
ATTAGK ON THE TOWN
General Trice Repulsed.
Jw'cmos Ci7r, Sep., IS.
Monday afternoon Gen Price sent word to Col
Mulligan, at Lexington, again demanding a eur
render, Col. Mil!i<pn'a reply was, "go to heT"—
An attack wrs immediately made by first opening
with artillery and then an advance under its cov
er on the town. Price wae repulsed with a henry
Gen. Lane, with an estimated force of five thou
sand Kansas troops is within forty miles of Lex
ington, rapidly advancing to reinforce Col, Mul
Every confidence is felt here thai Col. Mulli
gan will be able to ho d the town until re inforce
SKIRMISH OS THE UPPER POTOMAC
Attach on Col. Geareya Command.
Repulse of the Rebels.
POINT OF ROCKS, Sept. 15.
About 3 o'clock this afternoon n force of
500 rebel# attacked a portion of the troops
under Col. Gearey, stationed about three
miles above Harper's Terry's. Col, Goarcv
commanded in person, ai d the fight lasted
about three hours.
The enemy were drived from e.very house
and breast work, and no less than seventy
rive of them are reported as Is Lied and wound
Our loss is one killed and a few slightly
wounded. Our troops behaved like veterans.
Companies B D and I, of the Twenty eighth
Pennsvlvar.ia regiment, and two cumpanies
of the Thirteenth Massachusetts, were engas
ge'd in the conflict.
During the fight a Rebel was seen taking
aim at Col. Gearey, when the Colonel grasp
ed a rifle from a soldier and shot hiru on the
spot. Our troops are in fine spirits.
A REBEL THREAT TO CLOSE THE POTOMAC
—The Richmond Examiner of the 9tb says :
—Before many hours the Potomac will be
effectually closed by powerful batteries.—
The chief of the ordance department in Vir
ginia, in responding to a call for all the field
artillery, says ten batteries are now ready
for immediate duty, and eight or ten more
can be got ready soon.
THE PRESIDENT has issued an order for
the modification of Gen. Fremont's procla
mation. Ins'ead of the slaves belonging to
rebels in arms against the Government, only
those employed by them for martial purpos
es are declared to be free.
ON Monday night the store of James S.
Sturgis, Coultersville, Westmoreland county
was entered while the owner was asleep, by
two men, who seized him and forcibly rob
bed him of SSOO in money.
ON the 6th inst., by Rev. Odilo Voruler
green, Mr. JAMES F. GREENWOOD, formerly
of Cincinnati, to Miss B- 0. NOON, of Belle
On the 10th inst., by the same, Mr. Jos
BEEZER, to Miss MART ANDERSON, bo f h of
A correspondent of the Siecle Pari?, the
Go vernment organ of France writes from Tunis
Algiers as follows :
"Our college of philosophers at home may, and
probably do accomptish a groat deal for the cause
of science, but the Americans are the people to
turn these discoveries to practical account Ma
ny of the modern inventions in use here are \-
merican, and one American fhemist, Dr. J. (J.
Ayer, of Lowel Massachusetts, supplies much of
the m< dicino consumed in this Joountry. His
Cherry pectoral, Pil s, Sarsapurilla and Ague
Cure constitute the staple aemedies here, because
they are easy of application, sure ia their results
and have the confidence of the people. While
the science of medicine is carried to a higher per
faction in our own country, France, than any
other, it strikes a Frenchman as a little singular
that an American Physician should furnish the
medical skill and remedies for our principal Pro
We are happy to inform, our readers that these
superior medicine wh ch the Emperors prinoipal
Province is obliged to get from America m y be
had by our neighbors at all the drug stores in the
county of Centre.
ffSF- Important to the Ladies—Soon "Old Bo
reas" will make us his accustomed visitation, and
our lady friisds will be devising ways and
means for the proteotion of their forms from th a
penetrative assaults of his chilling breath. Now
every lady will bear me out in the assertion that
nothing is more conducive to the comfort and
fine appearance of a female in cold weather than
a substantial and foshioliable set of-furs.
Th is being an adoiitted fact, it is with ffleasura
that we direct the attention of those interested to
the inducements offered by John Fareira, the fa
vorite furrier of 715 Arch street Philadelphia.-
His card appears ia this issue.
By virtue of an Order of the Orphans'
Court f Centre county, will be exposed to public
sale, on the premises,
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th, '6l,
at 10 o'clock of said day, the following described
property, being the Real Estate of Geo. Swartz,
dee'd., being and lying in Spring township, in
the county of Centre, to wit : On the South by
lands of Geo. Hoy, on the West by lands of Jas.
McClelland, on tho North by lands of Jno. Rook
ey, and on the East by lands of Jacob Gill and
James Qordan, containing
TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE
ACRES AND SIXTY-THREE PERCHES,
or thereabouts, be the same more or less,
lyiDg at a distune# of about four
miles South of Bellefonte.
ALSO, that tract or pa-eel of mountain land ,
adjoining the tract above described, containing
or thereabouts, be the same more o.- less. There
are thereon erected a large
BRICK DWELLING HOUSE.
a large and well finishod
and all other necessary out buildings all of which
are in the best condition.
Tho farm is furnished with excellent water
FROM A NEVER FAILING SPRING,
and contains a large thrifty APPLE ORCHARD,
and other fruit in abundance.
TERMS OF SALE y —One half the purchase
money in hand, and the residue in one yean
thereafter with interest, to be secured by Bond
WM. H. LONG WELL, C. 0. C.
JACBB PTRI'BLS, ")
DAVID KAI IOIAN, I Guardian*.'
C. 11. 6TULJILE, J
Sept. 19, '6l. td.
Job Printing! Job Printing!!
CENTRE DEMOCRAT OFFICE
f YLANKS PRINTED
A) Centre Democrat Office.
Centre Democrat QHlc
EAL ESTATE BILLS PRINTED—
Y Centre Democrat Offi e.
BILL HEADS FRIMTED—
Contre Democrat Office.
Centre Democrat Office.
I VERY VARIETY OF JOB PRINTING—
j Neatly executed aud pr mptly ser.t te ana
part of tho eounty, at the CENTRE DE.WOCRA
OFFICE. [Sept. 19.—'81.
PANCY Y URSTPANGY FURS
Ti9 Arch Street, be
Jf " twoeu 7th , end
(Late of 818 JTNRAE*
fit iffv&F.A Importer A Manufac
/ f, turer of, and Dealer
k- ' p A in ill kinds ef Fan
uJ fury 1 V -ESf'-YY. cv Furs, fir Ladies'
Mi airs' and Chi'.d-
Having now manu
fnetured rnd in store
"••• my usual large an 1
beautiful assortment of all the various style* and
qualities of Furs, adapted to the ooming Fall and
Winter Seasons. I would reepectruily invite an
examination of my stock and prices from those
intending to purchase, as I am enabled to offer
them very desiradle inducements.
All my Furs have been purchased fir e3h, an 1
made by experienoed and competent hands, a a
as the presonet monetary troubles render it neeos •
sary that I should dispose of my goods at very
small advance on cost.
1 am satisfied that it will be to the interests of
those who design purchasing, to give me a call.
Recollect the name, number and street
JohL Fareira, (New Fur Store.) 718 Arch Street,
Phil'a. [Sept. 19, '6l. 6m.
UNION SADDLE k HARNESS EMPORIUM
Jeremiah Tolen & Co,
fSk_HAS FITTED UP TnE SHOP£N-^ 4
on tho Northwest corner of Alle-S-£-t l ~
tf ™ gheny and Bishop Streets, three doors
beiow the Iron Front, where, with increased bus
iness facilities, they are ready to accommodate
all who may give them a call.
They will liav on hand a large assortment of
GOLLARS; WHIH3, MARTINGALES. HORSE
COVERS, HALTARS; FLY-NETS, Ao.
and many other articles belonging to their busi
jWt- They will be thanklul for a liberal sliaro
of the public patronage, promising that at all
times to render full satisfaction to their patrons
Call in and examine for yourselves.
J. TOLEN it CO.
Bellefonte, Sept. 19, '6l—ly.
A UDITOR'S NOTICE.—
/I In the Orphc
Court of Centre county. In the mater of the 0 tar
dianship account of Joseph 111. R't Is on, Ouaruiar.
of Enoch and George Hastings.
The Auditor appointed to hear and report upon
the exceptions th the account of Joseph M
son, Gurrdian of the estate of Enoch ano iieorge
Hastings, will meet all persons interested for too
purposes of his appointment, on Saturday. Octo
ber 19th, A. D.. 1861, at 10 o'clock, A M. of iaict
day, at his office is Bellefonte.
Sept. 19, '6l. 4t.] Auditor.
Arch St., Above Third, Phil'a,
UPTON s. NEWCOMF.H, Proprietor.
rpHIS HOTEL IS CENTRAL, CONVENIENT
I by Passenger Cars to ail parts of the city,
and in every particular adapted to the comiori
and wants of the business public. TERMS,
$1,50 per day. [Sept-19, ly.