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Oje Cmtu Democrat.
BELLE FONTE, PA,
Thursday Morning, Sept. 19 '6l.
J. J. BRISBIN, EDITOR & PUBLISHER.
W. W. BROWN, ASSOCIATE EDITOR.
PEOPIfE'S COUNTY TICKET.
OX LTCoUINQ COUNTY.
C. G. RYMAN,
J. H. McCLURE.
NOTICE TO MERCHANTS.
il Wo call upon you to pay your License on
orbefore the first day of October, as after that
time all accounts will be left in tbe hands 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 collectii n, 1 hereby
notify all Subscribers to the Centre Democrat who
have not yet paid their subscription for the year
1860, that they arc indebted to tlio amount of
$2,00, which if not paid immedia elv, I will be
compelled to collect according to law. The a.
mount can be sent by mail and a receipt w II 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 Peaco.
0* 1 Thursday, our publication day being a day
of Humiliation and Prayer, we do not issue our
paper until Friday.
La*" Our good friend Thos. J. Taylor, who is so
well known to our citizens as a Photograph Artist,
this week, arrived inonr town, with his mammoth
Picture Car, which now occupies a place on "free
school hill." His car is a magnificent affair.—
Being new, large and light, and having been built
under the direction of Mr. Taylor, himself, it is
better calculated for taking pictures in, than any
place we ever saw. Mr. Taylor has made arrange
ments by which he is now ready to take good and
durable pictures of all who may favor hi m with a
Col. Blair an Abolitionist.
We have a word to say ts the hooest mass
es of Centre connty. The Watchman last
week charges us with being an Abolitionist.
We have not room nor space to answer their
scurrilous attack. We do not wish to stoop
to personalities. With a man's political
character, and tkat only, have we to do. In
answer to their cbargo we say that the only
Abolitionist now living in this county, of
whom we know anythirg, is Col. Blair the
traitor Breckinridge candidate for the Sen
a'e, lie was a member of the first and on
ly abolitionist society ever organized in this
county. Ilia name stands recorded as Sec
retary of the organization. We dare and de
fy Col. Blair to contradict it. Honest Dem
ocrats of Centre, can you trust him ? If be
were an abolitionist once, what is he now ?
We hope you will answer at the ballot-box.
He has been an Abolitionist, a Whig, a Dou
glas Democrat, and lastly a Breckinridge
Democrat, what be will be next we are not
prepared to say. Let us not trust him. Let
03 work like men to keep him at home. He
is better here than in the Senate.
Henry Johnson, Esq.
This gentleman, the competitor of W. n.
B;air for the Senate, is now visiting our
county. He is a most excellent man—a
goo-? Lawyer, and will, therefore, make a
first clasß Senator. Mr. Johnston is the nom
inee of the true Union party of Lycoming
and Clinton counties, and will, thereiore. be
elected by at least eight hundred in the Dis
trict. II jnest Republicans, Patriots, Union
men of Centre, if you would sustain a relia
ble and efficient man, if you desire " a reliao
lie" man f r the Senate, vote for Henry
Johnson. If you would maintain and up
■r.. the State and National Administrations
vote [r r Henry Johnson. If you are in fa
vor of the war and its speedy consummation,
vote ■ r Henry Johnson. If you desire to
pot j *n speculators and peculators in the
State legislature, vote against W. 11. Blair
an ' prevail upon your friends to do the
same. He is a speculator. The record of
the Court will prove what he will do to make
money. The heirs of a cortain man in Bald
.Js Valley will testify to the fact of
his tt ving to cheat them out rf all they were
worth. Repudiate him if you love honesty,
virtue, manhood and principle. Vote for
Henry Johnson .a reliable man against whom
even the traitor papars of the district dare
not say o word,
M'Culloch Marching to Make a
Junction with Price.
J EFFEKSON CITV, Mo., Sept. 25.
New? fr.-.tr. Lexington reports that Col. Orover
I the Heme Hoards was killed from a wound in
the : a _ > Lieut. Col. White, of Stickle's St.
I'■■ttts regiment, was killed by a musket ball.
A * a ij- < ] Eldridge, a rebel from Lexington
is h-.-T tinder nrrcst af a spy. ITe was sent down
here ■' v 0 -n. Price to it am the strength of our
t'J. . : pcii wore found on him][stating that
our f>.-ce s.iS:. L?uis jg only 40,000.
' • 1 fparcjijpg rapiuly to form a junc
tion with Pace, with al&rgj, we j| trained force.
£■.'! "iipplyof artillpry. ffq it new near
""'* " loss at Lexington was pypy
• ana ieit of the riheis not more than 800, /
From the Muncy Luminary.
Henry Johnson, Esq.
This gentleman, who, as will be seen by
the proceedings of the Conferee meeting,
which we publish to-day, has been placed in
nomination as the Union candidate for Sen
ator, has for the last twenty years occupied
a prominent position and taken an active
part in the public affairs of this county and
State. In these times of national peril, the
people will put to a searching investigation,
the characters and claims of all candidates,
and especially of those who are named for
the responsible position of Legislators, to be
entrusted for the three ensuing years, with
the destiny, in part, of this great Common
i wealth, and through her action, of that of
the great Confederacy, of which she is the
. Keystone. It has been the custom in past
j times, to confide with great reliance, upon
euch persons, as by their ancestrial relations,
are supposed to be more intimately connec
ted and associated with the struggles and
hardships of the Revolution. And if ever
these were justly entitled to consideration,
they appeal with peculiar emphasis, and
pre-eminence of that liberty and indepen
dence which the revolutionary war establish
ed. We subjoin, therefore, tbe following
memoir of one of those distinguished soldiers
who largelv participated in that eventful era,
contributing much to the gl >ry of his native
S.tate of Pennsylvania, and to whom, when
ID extreme peril, the settlers of Muncy Val
ley, were as it will show, greatly indebted.
It is taken from De Hass's History and In
It has with much truth been said "that
the history of the Revolution, is not written
and cannot be, till tbe biographies of the
men who made the Revolution are complete.'
This is eminently true of the great struggle
in the west. The conflict here was with
the tomahawk and scalping knife, united to
| the arm of scientific warfare. It was one iD
; which the remorseless savage stole upon the
infant settlements in the stilloess of the night
and dealt death in all the horrid forms of
' his peculiar and revolting warfare. It was
a war terrible indeed toman, but more ter
rible still to gentlr won* and most terrible
to helpless infancy.
To defend the soul . .. >.,nsr the ravages
ofsuchawar, required men of iron nerve
: and determined will. To lead on these men
j to victory and success, demanded others of
I no ordinary character. But there were men
; fitted to tbe task : men able, ready, and vril-
J ltDg io lead and to strike. It was to the
energy of this defence; the skill, bravery
and consummate judgement of these able of
ficers, and experienced frontier soldiers, that
the West was saved from the diabolical sys
tem of subjugation, meditated by the Bri
One of the men most prominent in this de'
fense. and one who contributed greatly tow
ards breaking down power of too av.ge,
and humbling the dominion of Britain, was
Daniel Brodhead, the subject of this iKomuir.
Gen. B. was a man of acknowledged abil
ity and great energy of chaiaoter. lie early
gave indications of much promise and fore
shadowed the career ol honor an 1 and use
fulness, which he afterwards run. Scarcely
bad the news of tbe battle of Lexington ceas*
ed agitating tho people, ere Capt. B. muster-
Ed a company, and marched to the defence
of the seaboard. He joined Sullivan, and at
the battle of Long Island, his brave " Penn
sylvania Riflemen" literally cut their way
through the ranks of the enemy.
In the fall of 1777, information having
been given that the Indians meditated a
united atiack upon the settlements along the
upper Susquehanna, vigorous efforts were
made to resist them. In the spring of 1778,
Fort Muncy was evacuated, as well as Amis'
and Horn's forts above, the inhabitants tak
ing refuge at Sunbury. The savages destroy
ed Fort Muncy, but did not penetrate near
Sunbury, their attention having been direct
ed to the memorable descent upon Wyom
ing. '• Shortly after the big runaway, (as it
was called,) Col, B. was ordered up with a
f rce of 100 or 150 mon to rebuild Fort
Muncy, and guard the settlers while gather
ing their crops, which service he performed."
—Historical Col. of Pa., 452, Shortly after
this Col. B. was ordered to Pittspurgh to
relieve Gen. Mcintosh, in command of the
western division of the army. Ilis appoint
ment was communicated in a very compli
mentary letter, from Gen. Washington.
He again wrote to him, under date of 22d
same month, that an incursion into the coun
try of the Six-nations was in preparation,
and that in connection therewith, it might
be advisable to have a force ascend the Alle
gheny to Kittanning, thence to Venango,
ana having fortified both points, then strike
the Mingoes and Munceys on French creek,
and thus greatly to aid Gen. Sullivan in the
decisive blow which he was to give by his
march up the Susquehanna. He further
directed Col. B. to notify the western Indi
ans, that in the event of any troubles on their
part, the whole force of the United States
should be turned against them. On the 21st
of April, however, these orders were coun
termanded, and Col. B. directed to prepare a
rod for the savages north and west of the
Ohio, and especially to learn the best time
for attacking Detroit. Whether this last ad
vice came too late or was withdrawn again,
we have no means of ascertaining. Brod
bead proceeded, as at first directed : march
ed up the Allegheny, destroy - ho, Indians'
crops, burned theii towns, en-
The immediate effect of this pr. nipt and
energetic movement on the part of the west
em commander was to bring Delawares,
Wyandotte, Shawanese, &o , to a treaty of
peace at Fort Pitt in the month of Septem
ber, to which reference has already been
It had long been apparent to Washington
and the Board of War, that the possession of
Detroit and Niagara by the British, enabled
them to exert a controlling influence over
most of the Indian tribes occupying the
northwest; and thus greatly to annoy the
frontiers settlements of Pennsylvania and
Col. 8., soon After assuming the duties of
commander of the w Btern division, clearly
"THE CENTRE DEMOCRAT.
saw the absolute necessity of striking an
eSective blow against these two strong-holds
of the British. In a letter to Washington,
dated Fort Pitt, Jan. 23d, 1781, he writeß
thus : " The whole ol my present force very
little exceeds three hundred men, and many
of them are unfit for such active service as
is necassary here. I hope your excellency
will be pleased to enable me to take Detroit
the ensuing campaign ; for until that and
Niagara fall into our hands, there will be no
rest for the innocent inhabitants, whatever
sums may be expended on a defensive plan."
Privious to this, Washington, in a letter to
i Col. 8., dated April 21, 1779, in reply to his
I request to fit out such an expedition, directi
ed him to make the necessary preparations ;
but, on the 4th of January following, wrote
to countermand the order, in consequence ol
the operations in South Carolina, and his
inability to reinforce Fort Pitt, in case of
disaster. Feb. 4tb, 1780, he again declined
a compliance with Col. B,'s renewed and
urgent solicitation, on the grouud that his
regular troops would ad be needed to co-oper
ate with our French allies. The want of
provisions too, at that time, was greatly felt
which Washington alluded to, adds, "You
must therefore, of necessity, confine yourself
to partizan strokes, which I wish to see en
oouraged. The State of Virginia is very de
sirous of an expedition against Detroit, and
would make great exertions to carry it into
execution. But while the enemy are so for
midable to the southward, and are making
! such strides in that quarter, I fear it will
require a greater force of men and supplies
to check them than we, since the defeat near
Camden, shall be able shortly to draw to
The desire of Col. B. to undertake the re
duction of Detroit, was thus regretfully de
clined by commander-in-c! ief, and the wishes
of Virginia, and indeed the whole country,
In the Spring of 1781, Col. B. led an ex
! pedition against the Indian towns on the
Muskingum ; a full account of which haying
been elsewhere given in this volume, it will
be unnecessary to notice further now.
Near the mouth of Broked straw creek, a
tributary of the Alleghany, stood the Indian
townol Buckaloon. In 1781, Col. B. attack
ed this stronghold of the enemy, and after a
hard siege, finally routed the savages and
burned ♦he town.
We regret our inability to notice in detail
all his expeditions. They were numerous
and expensive enough to fill a volume. No
better officer could have been selected for the
arduous post of ccmmander of the western
division of the army. It required a man
bold, cautious and sagacious, and Col. B. was
the very embodiment of all these. He prov
ed himself admirably qualified for the most
trying situations, and aquitted himself with
disrinction, aod to the entire satisfaction of
the commander-in-chief. In November,
1781, with the consent of Washington, he
re linquiehed the post into the hands of Col.
John Gibson, a gallant Virginian, who had
done active duties on the frontier.
Col. B. npgotated during Lis residence in
the west, two important treaties; the one
was concluded July 22, 1779, with deputies
of the Cherokee nation, In this treaty, inti
mations were given out of a native represen
tation in Congress, and a new Indian confed
eracy with the Delewares as the head.
Congress passed Col. B. a unanimous vote
of thanks for the highly satisfactory manner
in which he had discharged his duties on the
Gen. B. received maßy marks of distinc
tion from the State of Pennsylvania. lie
was a surveyor-general for many years, and
filled other places of honor and profit, He
was a large, robust roan, kind, genorous and
amiable. He died at Milford, Pa., Nov. 15,
1809, at the age of seventy-three. The por
trait which accompanies this memoir is from
a miniature now in possession ol his great
grandson, Henry Johnson, Esq., a prominent j
member of the bar in Northern Pennsylya-|
It gives us pleasure, thus to recall the
memory of the great men of ihe "times that
tried men's souls not only for the purpose
of the ensuing election ; but because it may
serve as an incentive to the men, who are
now engaged in the field ; conveying to
them, as it does, the assurance that their
memory will also become a part of the na
tional treasure house in the future.
Henry Johnson is emphatically a self made
man, haviDg none of the auiliaries of wealth
or family connections, to push him forward.
When an infant, it wao his misfortune, to
lose, by death his father and only brother,
lie was reared and educated by his now aged
mother, with whom and nia sisters, he re
moved and settled in the borough of Muncy
in 18141, and where continued with them to
the pres3ct time. They together with his
wife and two little daughters, constitute his
household, and the duty of guarding over
them has been the only obstacle that has
hitheito prevented him fiom entering tbs
ranks of the army; and we are assured that
it the exigencies of the war shall require the
sacrifice of these ties, he holds himself ready
and willing. Seldom has a lawyer hung out
his shingle with less to encourage and cheer
him. Without an acquaiutauce in the COUD>
'y cf Lycoming, with a cash capital of only
§l3, 84, and a library cons isting of MeKin
ney's Pennsylvania Justice, and Purdon'3
Digest,, but confident of bis own powers, and
and self reliant, be determined to carve out a
successful future for himself. With such a
spirit, failure was impossible. ID the prac
tice of his arduous profession, though always
zealous and persevering, in the cause of his
clier ts, be has probably given as little offence
as any other advocate, who has bad the man
agement of as much business, as has been du
ring a period of 20 years entrusted to him
Jn 1848 be was placed on the Taylor and
Fillmore Electoral Ticket, by the Whig Scate
Convention, and having been elected, "eDjoy- j
ed the high honor of giving votes which re
sulted in making two of the best Presidents, ,
the Union has ever had. His qualifications
for ihe position of Senator are not disputed
by any one, and he is in every respect, up j
to the standard contained in the resolution i
adopted by the Union' Convention, which firs 1 '
nominated him "entirely unexceptionable,
eminently patriotic and worthy of universal
support." To adopt bis own language at
this meeting, he is "for the Union, one and
inseparable, now, and forever, and if neces
sary to sustain it, for the expenditure of the
last dollar, and the sacrifice of the last roan."
His selection by the great Mass Con*
vention, composed of the best men of
both parties, and from all parts of Lycom
ing County, is the best endorsement of his
private and public character, that eould be
given, and further comment by us is unnec
essary. His election by an overwhelming
majority, may be confidently predicted.
When Will This Rebellion End ?
To-morrow, if the Rebels lay down their
arms. It ißa matter entirely for the traitors
themselves to decide, and we firmly believe
that if there bad been no sympathy shown
for this outbreak by northern sympathisers,
it would have ended as Secretary Seward
predicted, in sixty days from its origin aod
development. Its main strength and en.
couragement came from the traitors in the
north. It was encouraged to arms by prom
ises of assistance from the north, while the
very arms now in the hands of ths rebels,
were either the voluntary contribution cf
northern political allies, or stolen from the
forts and arsenals of the country during a
democratic administration by democratic
officials. The question then, of when this
war is to end. must alone be answered by
the rebels. So far as the government is con
cerned, and snowing the loyalty of those who
support and rally around the government,
we can safely declare that the war will nev
er be ended, except in the manner- we have
stated, the complete subjugation of the south
or the utter destruction of the powers of this
g ivernment, military and civil. There can
be no peace between these states until the
federal authority is restored upon every foot
of their territory. There can he no order in
this Union UDtil all the laws of the land en
forced among all the laws of tbe nation.—
When all this is done, the war will end
Until it is done, the armies of the govern
ment will be rallied for its achievfment,
and a battle will be fought whenever there
is a rebel host to dispute their progress or
deny the authority they now seek to outrage
and disgrace, lay down their arms and re
turn to their former peaceful pursuits, the
war will end, order will be restored to socie
ty, security will return to business, and the
Union once more assume its proud position
before the nations of the world. To talk of
peace, and all this still unaccomplished, is
to make a mockery of the genius of free gov
ernment. To talk of Compromise, is forev
er to destroy the force and power ana ma
jesty of the law. There wiii be no peace un
til traitors are punished to the full extent of
the law, and when this is doDe the war will
end.— Harrisburg Telegraph
Maj. John H. Stover.
We clip tbe following compMmentary no
tice of our fellow townsmen John 11. Stover,
a d our friend Col. Wise, from the Philadel
phia Evening Journal. We feel honored
ourself whenever any of Centre county's no
ble sons are honored. We rejoice in their
elevation. We hope our friend Capt. Stover
may prosper, live through the war, and then
be honored by his countrymen for bis brav
ery and patriotism.
THE KEYSTONE REGIMENT.
This regiment, now organizing at the buildings
of the old Pennsylvania Bank, promises to make
one of the most efficient of the Pennsylvania Reg
iments accepted into the service. Its officers are
Colonel, Peter A. Wise, of Williamsport, Pa;
Lieut, Colonel, B. R. Badger, of Philadelphia;
Major, Jno, H. Stover, of Bellefonte, Pa., all men
of military knowledge and experience. When
President Lincoln, in April last, made his requisi
tion for volunteers, Major Stover was prostrated
on a bed of sickness. Believing that " sick" was
" played out," and against the positive advice of
his physician, he raised a company, and proved
one of the most active officers on tho upper Poto
mac. Although sacrificing large business inter
ests, being District Attorney of Centre county, he
feels it his duty not to leave the service in this,
the hour of his country's peril, and we think the
officers of the Keystone Regimont did wisely in
electing him to the important office of M. jor.
Extract from the Last Speech of
Stephen A. Douglas.
" The conspiraoy to break up the Union is a
fact now known to all. Armies are being raised,
and war levied to accomplish it. Tbcie can be
buttvo sides to the controversy. Every man
must be on the side of the United States or
against it. ihere can be no neutrals in this war.
There can be none but patriots and traitors."
Honest Democrats of Centre, we ask you
in all candor, to compare the above extract
with the treasonable peace articles which
have filled the columns of the Democratic
Watchman for the last three or four months,
and then ask yourselves the question : Who
was right? Stephen A.Douglas, when he
uttered the above language almost with his
dying breath, or these proprietors of the Dem
ocratic Watchman, to wit: S. T. Shogert, J.
T. Hoover, Dr. Strobecker, John Iloffer and
Cyrus Alexander—the last named gentleman
having claimed, last fall, to b epar excellence
tbe disciple of Douglas. Mr. Prcudfoot, we
think, should also be one of tbe propri
etors of this paper. Can tbe clique not man
-1 age in some way to get him in ? Further
comments are unnecessary. lion. S. A. Dou
glas hit the nail on the head when he said
" There can be no neutrals in this war.—
Tbe re can be none but patriots and trait
ors." Let the people be careful for whom
• Important from Kentucky.
War Declared against the Rebels
by the Legislature.
FRANKFORT, Sept. 19.
War is declared. The Legislature to-day adop
ted resolutions inviting Gen. Anderson to take
command of the department of Cumberland, and
also passed resolutions that the invaders must be
expelled , that Gov. Magoffin must call out a suffi
cient force to do it, opposing the confiscation of
property and emancipation of negroes, and plac
ing the troops under the immediate command of
Brig. General Crittendon, of the Home Guard
The deepest feeling prevails, and exeitemunt
All the State arms, munitions of war, etc., will
be placed under the control of General Ander
If the Governor refuses to approve the resolu
tions it will only delay action one day.
Very affecting speeches were made, and the
tears flowed freely.
Unanimity of sentiment is all that is wanting.
: LATER FROM CALIFORNIA.
Mr. Stanton, (Republican), Elected Gov
TEXANS EMIGRATING TO CALIFORNIA.
A VAST FIELD OF GOLD.
OUTER STATION, PACIFIC TELEGRAPH, WEST OF
FORT KEARNEY, Sept. lfi.—The Pony Express
passed here at 5 P. M.' with San Francisco dates
to Sept. 7 th.
The markets are generally firm and healthy,
with no important sales since tbe election. The
immense Union vote has dispersed ali fears of
any domestic disturbance, and there is every pros
pect of an early and profitable fall trade.
The returns from the State election are still in
complete , the vote of tbe whole State will be
about 120,000. As far as heord from Mr. Stam
ford (Rep.,) has 48,000 votes ; the Union Demo
cratic candidate 25,000, and McConnel (BrecK.,)
19,400. The balance of the vote will not materi
ally v iry from the vbove proportion te vote.
The United States Mai shall, yesterday, seized
the ship Henry Bringbam, which had just arrived
from Liverpool. He also seized 200 tODS of coal
ou board, which were shipped on the owner's ac
count, as well as the freight on *he balance of the
cargo, consisting of upwards of 800 tons of coal.
The ship is owned by non-residents, the brothors
Lathr <p, of Savannah, Ga., though in the Ameri
can Lloyds she is registered as wned by Natmaler
A Mulford, of that place. She was built in 1851,
by B. A S. Sprague A Co., of Boston, and was
then named the Telegraph. Whiie at Savannah,
in 1859, she was burned, and there re-built, when
her name wos changed to the name she now be irs.
She is a clipper model, registered 1,009 tons, and
her value estimated at 110,000. Her 200 tons car
go, and freight money on the balance, after pay
ing seamee's wages, and probably captain's wages
also, are confiscated.
Tho ship Benefactor was also seized, on the
ground that one-eigbth of the vessel is owned by
parties residing in Virginia. She was, however,
promptly released on filling the proper bonds at
the Custom House. Seven-eighths of this ship
are owned by Lowe Brothers, of New York, and is
now under charter to sail for China, carrying a
large and valuable cargo.
The steamer Caraie Ladd arrived at Portland,
September 2d, bringing 27,000 in gold dust from
the Nez Perces mines. The Indians are reported
as peaceable, and the recent alarm sounded about
the danger of Indian hostilities on a large scale
is evidently an exaggeration.
The correspondent of the Doll Mountaineer says
it is demonstrated beyond dispute that tbe whole
region of country embraced between the Cascade
and Rocky Mountains is one vast gold field, and
only required development to revolutionize that
entire cogst. An area of 32,000 square miles has
been sufficiently prospected to e3tablish the exis
tence of mineral wealth. Exploring parties have
been fitted out for the Elk country and Bitter
Rooc valley, where large pr speets are anticipa
ted. The near approach of winter renders a post
ponement of emigration to that quarter advisable,
but in the spriDg these will probably be another
Ladies Knitting Association.
Pursuant to notice tho officers of the Bcllefim te
Ladies Knitting Society" met at the residence of
Wm. Ilumes Esq., on Monday evening 23rd inst.,
when the followirg resolutions were unanimous
Resolved, Ist. That we do hereby call upon the
Ladies of the different townships to form knitting
societis to provide socks for our brave soldiers
as the State authorities are unable to meet the
demand in time.
Resolved, 2d. That wo do earnestly request the
co-operation of the Ministers of the different con
gregations in the county, and that they assist us
by speaking of the matter in their pulpits on tbe
coming Sabbath, and urging upon iheir congre
gations the importance of dispatch.
Rtsolxcd, 3d. That a'l ladies who feel able and
willin.', are requested to furnished yarn and knit
socks (one pair or more); aod any who have not
time to knit, to make donation of yarn or money ;
and any one who will knit but do uol feel able to
furnish the yarn, to apply to the President of the
society and yarn will he given them.
Resolved, 4th. That tbe ?rst supply of socks
must be ready to be sent to the war department by
the first week of Nove über, and the Presidents of
the different societies throughout county are re
quested to send their donations to Mrs. Wm.
Humes President of the Bellefonte society by that
Resotved. sth. That the PresiJent appoint com
mittics to wait upon every lady in our district to
ascertain what assistance she will render.
The socks are to be at least itb in weight, and
it is recommended that no white yarn be used.—
They will he sent to the military store in Harris
burg and 25 ccitt per. pair will be paid to the
society. This sum will he placed i i the hands of
the County Treasurer, and he will credit to each
Township the amount due them, to be added to
the soldiers Relief Fund, therebv lessening the
tax levied for said fund. The Pr/sidents of the
different societies are requested to report to tho
President of this, immediately after organization.
For any further information ladies are reques-
J id to address the President of this society.
JENNIE F. McBRIDE,
Secretary Pro Tern.
REBECCA A ALANTINE, llec. Secretary.
MRS. WM, HUMES, Pre ident.
Beportcd Sur sender of the Gallant Mulli
•HIS MEN COMPLETELYEXHA USTED
CHICAGO, Sept. 22.—A special despatch to
the Times, sent trom Quincy, Illinois, at 10
o'clock this (Sunday) morning, says the mail
agent of the llannibai and Sr. Joseph Kail
road, who arrived at 7 o'clock on Saturday
evening from St. Joseph, states that Colonel
-Mullig.in and his whole command at Lexing
ton surrendered to Gen. Price on Friday
morniDg at 5 o'elock.
The seige confinurd from Monday until
the time of tbe surrender. Col. Mulligan's
men were without water all day on Thurs
day, and Friday morning found (hem com
pletely exhausted. They fought vailantly
and desperately, but were compelled to yield
to vastly superiors numbers.
The number of Union troops killed is said
to be from eight to nine hundred, while that
of the Rebels is estimated at some three or
four thousand and with a proportionate num
ber of wounded.
Ihe report of the above battle atid its un
fortunate result is fully corroborated by pas
sengers on the same train. The news was
brought by stage to Hamilton, which is the
nearest point on the railroad to Lexington,
being torty miles.
Of the fact of the surrender ther9 can be
A special despatch to the Chicago Tribune,
from head quarters at St. Louis, received
this (Sunday) evening, says the surrender of
Mulligan is not believed there; but that re
inforcements w ere pushing towards him from
four different directions.
ANOTHER REBEL DEFEAT.
Nearly Two Hundred Rebels Kill
ed and Wounded.
STILL LATER FROM LEXINGTON.
REBELS SCATTERED BY A BRA VE IRISH
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 20.—At headquarters it is
supposed that the force of Mulligan at Lexington
is 3,500, consisting of an Irish regiment, Colonel
Mulligan's 900 mei£ Col. Marshall Illinois caval
ry 600 men, and a Kansas regiment number not
known, five hundred mounted home guards, five
hundred infantry, (ht me guards.) together with
three six pounders, one howitzer and two mor
Advice by prive letter from Lexington to-day
say Price attacked the federals at 10 A. M. yes
terkay, with a force of 30,000.
The federal forces are estimated at from three
to four thousand. The federal fought them two
hours, when the secessionists drove them back in
to their entrenchments.
The Irish regiment then came out and charged
them at point of bayonet, scattering the rebels in
Price was to attack them again this morning
with seventeen pieces of artillery.
No statement of less on either side is given.
The Surrender of Lexington.
MULLIGAN'S MEN FIFTY-NINE HOURS
HUDSON, MO., Sept. 23.
The fort was surrounded or. Friday afternoon.
The men fought forforty-nine hours without water
and had only three barrels of vinegar to quench
There are no wells or springs on the camp ground
as has been stated, the supply of water being en
tirely from the river
There were breastworks all around the camp
with the exception of the portion next the river.—
It was heae that that the hardest fighting was done.
The rebels procured a large number of hemp
bales and rolled them in advance and under tbeir
cover gradually suceeded in securing a position
in the rear. They the cut off the supply of water
and had the fort completely surrounded.
They made but few charges upon the breast
works dnring the seige. Their object was to sur
round the fort and cut of the supply of water.
Having accomplished this, they ewaited until
Col Mulligan was compelled to yield to a foo more
terrible then the 27.000 rebels who surrounded
him. Previous to the surrender he offered to take
a position on a level spot of ground and give Gen.
Price the odds of four to one in a fair and open
fight, but no attention was paid to it.
Rout of the Rebels at Blue Mills.
KANSAS CITY, Sep*. 19.— Fifteen hundred
men, under Col. Smith, overtook 3,000 seces
sionists as they were crossing at BLe Mills
Landing, on the 17 th, and completely routed
them, between 150 and 2CO, and taking 12
prisoners. Fhe United States loss was fifty
killed and twenty five wrunded.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 21. Two fights occurred
at Blue Mills Landing, on the 17tb inst., the
first between 500 of the Third lowa Regi
ment with one piece of artillery, under Lieu
tenant-Colonel Scotr, aDd 400 Rebels. Aftei
a desperate struggle of an hour's duration,
in which Lieutenant-Colonel Scott lost 120
killed and wounded and all his horses, be
retreated slowly lor half an mile, hauling
his cannon by band ; then he took a position
on an eminence and waited an attack, but
the enemy did not pursue. Not long ufter
Col. Smith's commaid. with four pieces of
artillery, approached Blue Mills by another
route and engaged and routed the Rebels as
they were about cros.-ing crossing they riv
jfßß* " The Life of the Flesh is in the Blood."
was said by inspiration long before Harvey's dis
covery of its circulation had brougEt to light its
purposes and uses. Now we know not only that
" life is in the blood," but that disease inhabits it
also. Many of the disorders that prevade the hu
man frame, havo their home in it, thrive and grow
in it. The celebrated Dr. J. C. Ayer, of Lowell,
nas had regard to this important fact in making a
Remedy to cure these di.-orders. His Extracts
of Sarsaparilla purges out the impuriiies of the
blood and induces a healthy action in it that ex
pels disease. This looks reasonable, and it is
true, for we know by our on experience. Sel
dom as we take any medicine, we have neverthe
less several time 3 b :en under obligations to the
skill of Dr. Ayer for the relief which his remedies
never fail to afford as when we are obliged to
have recourse to them.— Catholic, Halifax, N S.
f££3~ Important to the Ladies—Soon "Old Bo
reas" will make us his accustomed visitation, and
our lady frisnds will be devising ways and
means for the protection of their forms from th<
penetrative assaults of his chilling breath. Now
every lady will bear me out in the assertion that
nothing is more conducive to tho comfort
fine appearance of a lexcale in cold weather than
a substantial ai.d fosbionable set of furs.
This being an admitted fact, it is with pleasure
that we direct the attention ol those interes ei to
the inducements offered by John Fareira. the fa
vorite furrier of 71S Arch street Philadelphia.—
His card appears in this issue.
Notice is hereby given that the PartHership
heretofore existing between Jos D. Harris James
Sonimerville and Jno Harris, was dissolved on
the 25ih day of Sept. 1861, so far as relates to the
said Jos. D. Harris and James Sommervillo.
AH debts due to the said partnership are to be
paid, and those due from the same discharged at
the drug store in Bellefonte, where the business
will be continued by the said Jno. Harris
J AS. SOMMERVILLE,
JOS. 1). IIAERIS.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to the
firm of J. AJ. HARRTS or JNO. HARRIS A Co.
will call and settle and thereby save eosts.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.—
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
tho county of Centre, to wit: On the South by
lands of Geo. Hoy, on the West by lands of .Jas.
McClelland, on the North by lands of Jno. Rock
ey, and on the East by lands of Jacob Gill and
James Gordan, containing
TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE
ACRES AND SIXTY-TtyllEE PERCHES,
or thereabouts, be the same more or less,
lying at a distance of about four
miles South of Bellefonto.
AISO, that tract or parcel of mountain land,
adjoining the tract above described, containing
or thereabouts, be the same more or less. There
are thereon erected a large
BRICK DWELLING HOUSE,
a large and well finished
and all other necessary out-buildings all of which
are in the best condition.
The farm is furnished with excellent water
FROM A FEVER FAILING SPRING,
and contains a large thrifty APPLE ORCHARD,
and other fruit in abundance.
TERMS OF SALE: —One half the purchase
money in hand, and the residue in one year
thereafter with interest, to be secured by Bond
WM. H. LONGWELL, C. 0. C.
JACOB STRUBLB, ")
DAVID KAUFMAN, [• Guardians.'
C. 11. STRUDLE, J
Sept, 19, '6l. td.
Job Printing! Job Printing!!
CENTRE DEMOCRAT OFFICE.
Centre Democrat Office.
Centre Democrat Office.
REAL ESTATE BILLS PRINTED—
Centre Democrat Office.
BILL HEADS PRIMTED—
Centre Democrat Office.
Centre Democrat Office.
EVERY VARIETY OF JOB PRINTING—
Neatly executed and promptly sent t* any
part of the county, at the CENTRE DEMOCRAT
OFFICE. [Sept. 19.—'61.
J. J. EINGEE, Operative
a . nd Mechanical Dentist; will prac
—Ll T P tice all the various branches of his
profession in the most approved manner. Office
and residence on Spring St.Bellefonte' Pa.
UNION SADDLE £ HARNESS EMPORIUM.
Jeremiah Tolen & Co.
E * TTEI> UP THE SHOP£V-_
A&JO 0D tbe Northwest eomer of Alle-exiiL
I s* ghny nd Bishop Streets, three doors
below the Iron Front, where, with increased bus
iness facilities, they arc ready to accommodate
all wbo may give them a call.
They will havs on hand a large assortment of
COLLARS, WHIHS, MARTINGALES, HORSE
COVERS, HALTARS, FLY-NETS, Ac. -
and many other articles belonging to their busi
They will be thankful for a librral share
of the public patronage, promising that at al I
times to render full satisfaction to their patrons.
Call in and examine for yourselves.
J. TOLEN & CO.
Bellefonte, Sept. 19,'61 ly.
4 UDITOR S NOTICE—
In the Orphans*
Court of Centre county. In the mater of the Guar
dianship account of Joseph M. Wilson, Guardian
of Enoch and George Hastings.
The Auditor appointed to hear and report upon
the exceptions th the account of Joseph M. Wil
son, Gurrdian of the estate of Enoch and George
Hastings, will meet all persons interested for the
purposes of his appointment, on Saturday, Ooto
ber 19th, A. D., 1861, at 10 o'clock, A. M. of said
day, at his office in Bellefonte.
A. 0. FURST,
Sept. 19, '6l. 4t.] Auditor.
Arch St., Above Third, Phil'a.
UPTON S. NEWCOMER, Proprietor.
TniS HOTEL IS CENTRAL, CONVENIENT
by Passenger Cars to all parts of the citv,.
and in every particular adapted to the comfort
and wan's of the business public. TERMS
$1,50 per day. [Sept. 19, 'Ol. ly. *"
The Union! The Union !
ONE HUNDRED PATRIOTS WANTED
TO BATTLE FOR
THEIR FIRESIDES MD THEIR HOMES!
Are in Sight of Washington!!
MEN OF OLD CENTRE
To tiro K.©souo ! I
ABEAM V. MILLER,
Is now raising a Cavalry Compa
ny, for the three years' term (un
less sooner discharged) to enter
the service as soon as the requir
ed number of men are enlisted.
Let those who wish to Serve their
Country come now to the rescue.
Are now in the field against the
Government, and Armed Patriots
must meet them, if we would pre
serve the Liberty left us by our
OLD REVOLUTIONARY SIRES
Meetings will be held in different
parts of the county. Let men
prepare to enlist in the service of
the Union—under the Glorious
Old Flag of.our Country,
ABRAM V, MILLER.
Sept, 19tl> '6l.
FANCY FURS. FANCY FURS.
jjbjf 118 Arch Street, be
(Lais of 818 Market
t! ! Importer A Mnnufac
uf' tnrer of, and Dealer
A. in all kinds ef Fan-
Having now manu
fnctured and in store
my usual large and
beautiful assortment of all the various styles and
qualities of Furs, adapted to the coming Fall and
i Winter Seasons. I would respectiully invite an
examination of my stock and prices from those
intending to purehase, as I am enabled to offer
them very desiradle inducements.
All my Furs have been purchased for cash, and
made by experienaed and competent hands, and
as tho presenet monetary troubles render it neces
sary that I should dispose of my goods at very
small advance on cost.
1 am satisfied that it will he to the interests of
those who design purchasing, to give me a call.
J®- Recollect the name, number and street
Johr. Fareira, (New Fur Store,) 718 Arch Street,
Phil'a. [Sept. 19,'61. sm.
TO THE TAX COLLECTORS
And Tax Payers of Centre Ccounty.
County Commissioners' Office, )
BELLEFONTE, PA., September 9th, 1861. \
The Collectors of Taxes for the different town
ships of this county are hereby notified that tho
funds of the county are entirely exhausted ; that
the Soldiers' Relief Fund has no means where
with to meet the demands upon it for the next
semi-monthly payments, and that the families
must have the support provided for by law. The
Collectors are therefore instructed to adopt tha
most prompt and energetic measures for the col
lecting and paying over, within the next two
weeks from the date hereof, of-all the money coK
fcWe must have money ; and this urgent neeessl<<.
ty induces the Board of Commissioners to appeal
to the tax-payers to pay up immediately, and thus
relieve them from their embarrassments, and the
humiliating neeessitv of turning poor women away
without the means of srpport which they and
their children expect to receive, while their husw.
bands, and brothers are defending the Govern
moot of our Country.
By order of the Commissioners.
S. M. IRWIN, Clerk.
Sept. 12, '6l.—2t.
Letters of Ad
ministration on the estate of John Kremer, lata
of Pine Creek, Haines twp., have been granted to
the undersigned, who request all persons know
ing thcmselvos indebted to said estate to make im
mediate payment, and those having claims to
present them duly authenticated for settlement.
HERRY SPYKER, Adm'r.
Sept. 5, '6l. 6t.