Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, September 26, 1861, Image 2
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. SENATOR. HENRY JOHNSON, OX LTCoUINQ COUNTY. ASSEMBLY. SAMUEL McWILLIAMS, Of FERCUSON. ASSOCIATE JUDGES, PETER WILSON, OF GREGG. JACOB BAKER, OF HOWARD. TREASURER, C. G. RYMAN, OF MILEeBURG. COMMISSIONER, THOMAS HUTCHINSON. OF POTTER. AUDITOR, J. H. McCLURE. OF BELLEFONTE. 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, Co. Treasurer. 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 call. 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 dian Wars:— 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 tish ministry. 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 made. 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 Virginia. 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 gether." 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, disappointed. 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 western frontier. 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-| ma. 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 they vote. • 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 (Union.) The deepest feeling prevails, and exeitemunt runs high. All the State arms, munitions of war, etc., will be placed under the control of General Ander son. 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 ernor. 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 gold rush. 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 ly adopted. 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 time. 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. JISTJiRTEIJYG REPORT, Beportcd Sur sender of the Gallant Mulli gan. •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 no doubt. 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 REGIMENT. 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 tars. 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 all directions. 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. FURTHER PARTICULARS. MULLIGAN'S MEN FIFTY-NINE HOURS WITHOUT WAEER. 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 their thirst. 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 er. 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. DISSOLUTION.-- 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 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. JNO HARRIS. 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 NINETY ACRES, or thereabouts, be the same more or less. There are thereon erected a large BRICK DWELLING HOUSE, a large and well finished IQ-<9L3XriSL ZO^AIELISr, 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 and Mortgage. WM. H. LONGWELL, C. 0. C. JACOB STRUBLB, ") DAVID KAUFMAN, [• Guardians.' C. 11. STRUDLE, J Sept, 19, '6l. td. Job Printing! Job Printing!! JOB PRINTING CENTRE DEMOCRAT OFFICE. BLANKS PRINTED- Centre Democrat Office. POSTERS PRINTED— Centre Democrat Office. REAL ESTATE BILLS PRINTED— Centre Democrat Office. BILL HEADS PRIMTED— Centre Democrat Office. CARDS PRINTED— 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. [Mar. .'6o.tf. 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 SADDLES,BRIDLES, HARNESS, COLLARS, WHIHS, MARTINGALES, HORSE COVERS, HALTARS, FLY-NETS, Ac. - and many other articles belonging to their busi ness. 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. " TH:B"uniow," 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! THE REBELS 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. ARMED TRAITORS 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. JOHN FAREIRA, jjbjf 118 Arch Street, be (Lais of 818 Market t! ! Importer A Mnnufac uf' tnrer of, and Dealer A. in all kinds ef Fan- Ghiid- 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 ectable. 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. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.— 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.