Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, October 03, 1861, Image 5
C|e Centre democrat. BELLEFONTE, PAr~ Thursday Morning, Oct. 3rd '6l. J. J. BRISBIN, EDITOR & PUBLISHER. W. W. BROWN, ASSOCIATE EDITOR. PEOPLE'S COUNTY TICKET. SENATOR. HENRY JOHNSON, OF LYCOMING COUNTY. ASSEMBLY. SAMUEL McWTLLIAMS, OF FERGUSON. ASSOCIATE JUDGES, PETER WILSON, OF GREGG, JACOB BAKER, OF HOWARD. TREASURER, C. G. RYMAN, OF MILESBCRG. COMMISSIONER, THOMAS HUTCHINSON. OF POTTER. AUDITOR, J. H. McCLURE. OF BELLEFONTE. ggy* We purpose issuiug two ball-sheets this week. Keep It Before The People, That Wm. 11. Blair is the choice of the Dem ocratic Convention that heartily endorsed the Watchman on the same week that it was pre sented by the Grand Jury of the county, for treason. Keep it Before the People, Tljat Robett Barron is hostile to the present Administration and all its measures; and that ha has never taken up arms, written a letter, or made a speech in defence of his country and its outraged laws ; but that he is, in all things, just such a patriot as suits Jeff. Davis and his horde of Southern trait ors and Northern peace men. Keep it Before the People, That Dr. Samuel Strohecker says this is " a tarn Abolition war," and also keep it b'fjre the voters of Centre county that he has held back the pec,pie of Miles township from go ing to the support of tbe Government, and baa thus done all that he could to prolong this wer, and add to tbe taxes of Centre county. Keep it Before the People, That Proud foot says that it be had a dozm eons he would have sent them to fight for tbe South, against the Government, and remem ber that when he said this be was a sworn officer of the Government ; what a qualifica tion perjury would be for a judge ; and he now says that as soon as tbe election is over be will sell out if he cnafind apurchaser. and be will move Soutb. Poor fellow, he thinks the obances for being elected Judge are small , and be wants to go to a warmer conn* try. Keep it Before the People, That Dr. Mitchell went to the array for three months, as Captain, because be fvared that be would etand no ohanco for Tieasurer if be backed out. Ask Sheriff McCoy if it ain't Keep it Before the People, That Amos Alexander refused to attend the Methodist Church because tho Stars and Stripes, the flag of bis country, waived over the Methodist Chapel, and because he "could not stand the Union prayers offered up there for his country by the noble patriot, Findly Riddle, and keep it before them, that he quareled with his hired man becausehe went to assist in raising tho flag of his country, in Mr. Alexander's neighborhood ; and keep it before the families of volunteers that they may expect to starve or turn beggars before the winter is half gone if they place Amos Alexander in a position to effect it. Keep it Before the People, That Henry Johnson is in favor of the Ad ministration and a vigorous prosecution of the war until every reoel is subdued, buDg, or driven far from the country, aDd fie ad vocates the policy of raising an army ol suS cient magnitude to crush the rebeis on every field and in every State, in the shortest pos sible time, aDd thus save the people from the enormous debt and taxation of a protracted war. Keep it Before tho People, That Samuel McWilliams is a patriot, and has both by word and deed done all he could to sustain the Government and the Adminis tration in the prosecution of this war, one of his brothers is in the army, and bis whole family are sound Unionists, while he himself is devoted heart and soul to his country.— Mr. Alexander has all the qualifications for a Legislator, and the interests of Centre county could not be placed in better hands. Keep it Before the People. That Jacob Baker is one of the very best business men of our County' end serving as justioo for a number of years, bas well quaN illed btm for a seat on the Bench as associ ate judge of the couDty, and every voter can feel sure that in voting for him they are not voting for a traitor or the friend of traiiors. Keep it Before the People, That Peter Wslson, tho old farmer, is a true patriot and a well read, sound thinker who ; would do benor to his county as one of her Associate Judges. Keep it Before the People. That Thomas Hutchinson is one of our soun dest meD, and patriotio all over. He has sent two of his sons to the army, one of ' whom is now lying in bondage in a rebel oi- 1 ty, cut off from all communication with hi 8 friends and denied all means of ascertaining the least intelligence of their welfare. Mr. Hutchinson is the soldier's friend, the tax payer friend, the friend of the soldier's 1 family, the friend of honor, honesty and true patriotism ; he has served three years as Commissioner with more credit to him. self and the county than any Commissioner before him ever has done, and the evidence of it 1B that the people have taken him up for re-election, and every man who wishes to further his own interests will vote for him. lie has never been the passive tool of other men ; tut always thinking and acting fo r himself, and bethinks and acts about right, certain would-be click managers and leaders to the contrary notwithstanding. Keep it Before the People, That C. G, Ryman will be cur next treasurer aod a more noble, upright, moral intelligent, capable courteous, efficient, and patriotic , I man could not have been selected ; he sus j tains the Administrative policy of the Na tional and State government, as eyery true man dots, be his politics what they may. Keep it Before the People, That the Union or Republican Ticket will be triumphantly elected, while the Secession or Democratic ticket will be sentaway down South to Dixie. A Difference. [We copy the following from one of our exchanges. It meets the case so fairly, and expresses our sentiments so well that we ap propriate it without further apology.] At the last term of Court at Bellefonte, in Centre County, the Grand Jury, uoder their caths and affirmations, presented the Demo cratic Watchman, the Breckinridge organ of that county, to the court, as being "in the practice of encouraging the rehels now in arms against the Government, by expressing sympathy and agreement with them, the duty of acceding to their demands, and dissatis faction with the employment of force to over come tnem." During the same term of Court, and at the same IOWD, the Democratic Convention of Centre county, passed a resolution cordialy endorsing the course pursued by the " Demo cratic Watchman." The case, therefore, stands thus: the Grand Jury of Centre county says the Watchman is in the practice of encouraging the rebels, &c., and the Democratic Convention endorsee the course of the Watchman. It ie only necessary to add that this same Democratic Convention also nominated Wm. 11. Blair for Senator, Union men, which will you sustain, the Grand Jury of Centre county, or the Democratic Convention ? Contemptible Employment. The young man who is w-iting leitfrs through the county to republicans ssLing them to vote for Amos Alexander instead of Thos. IJutohinson, should tell the men he writes to, that Mr, Hutchi son got him appointed merchantile appraise r over Mr. Burbete own Brother; and afterwards at his solicitation gave his father-in-law the col lectorship of his Township. They would ;hen be qualified to judge of his gratitude and they would understand that it is because he cannot, get some thing else, that he is taking this mean and con temptible course • but we have one comfort in the reflection that this young man has always defea ted or greatly injured every man he ever gave his support to, • Queer Indeed. Queer isn't it ? that Marion township has sent to the artny, from her Eastern s;hool district, tine half of the voters, while the other three districts of the township have not sent one tenth of the vo ters. the only reason that can be assigned for this, is the superior intelligence of tho Eastern district ; the Centre Democrat circulates freoly— while in the other di-'tricts they take Fred Kurtz's large and extensively circulated German and Eng lish paper, which is always full of all manner of misrepresentation and falsehood, and that reckless ly false sheet, the Democratic Watchman. 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Be side the plates, it contains much interesting mat ter. The present number contains several fine Noveletts poems and other matters of interest. SEWARD ON RUSSELL. —The attention of Mr. Seward having been called to the villainous letter of Russel to the London Times , pub lishes a reply in which he says : " The Government of the United States de pends not upon the good will of foreign wri ters or papers, nor even of foreign nations, but upon the just support of the American people. Its credi l, and its fame seem to me now, more than ever heretofore, safe in tbeir keeping" Charles H. Burnside. By the report of the wounded at Lexing ton, we find the name of our former towns mao and friend, Chtries H. Burnside. When we heard that Charley' had enlisted we felt sure that be would never disgrace hie native place, aod hia conduct in common with the rest of Mulligan'* little baud, proved that we were right. THEE CENTRE OEHJEOCRAT. k Faith in the Government, The vigor and promptness of the Govern* ment in conducting the operations of the war are day after day securing for it a deeper and deeper hold upoD the public confidence. Many important things are being done, rap* idly, skillfully, and efficiently, Administra tive energy and ability are displayed in all branches of the public service. We are not disposed to lavish indiscriminate praise upon all who are prominently connected with the management of important public affairs at this critical juncture ; but so touch has been said in derogation of the action of the Ad ministration, so many groundless and unjust complaints have been made, that, at one period," there was danger that the feeling of confidence whioh should exist in times of peril between the people and the Government would be seriously shaken, and it is pecu liarly fortunate that this evil has bepn aver ted. In times of peace, it matter# comparitively little whether the authorities of the nation command the aonfidence and secure the ear nest support of ths great body of the citizens of our country or not ; but in the hour of ex treme peri), when the very existance of our nation ie at stake, and when the destiny of the present generation and of unborn millions hangs trembling I'D the scale, it is vitally im portant that those entrusted with the man agement of public afiairs should feel, on the one band, that they can securely rely upon the faithful, zealous, and enthusiastic sup port of the loyal masses, and, on the other, the American people should feel that the af fairs of the Government, iD which they have such a deep and inestimable interest, are wisely, energetically, and properly adminis tered. The vigor of our blows against the rebell ion will be immeasurably increased by the conciousness that they will be strengthened and sustained, at all hazards, and in all con tingencies, by the unanimous sentiment of the loyal States. If the general determina tion to overpower the insurgents remains unchanged and unweakened, the suppression of the rebellion is inevitable, and those who seek to undermine the efface this feeling Are, therefore, amongst the most dangerous foes of the Republic. Some journals, without, perhaps, being animated by mischevious designs, seem to habitually delight in pub lishing such perversions of the current events of the day as lead unthinking readers to sup pose that, while the people are busy in pro moting the movements connected with the war, the Administration alone, of all persons not suspected of disloyalty, is comparitively inatientive, idle, and indifferent to the suc cess of our armies. Such writers appear to imagine that everything is going wrong, and that nothing is being done in a proper man ner. Becanse the secrets of the Government are not all blazoned forth so publicly that every eye can read and every ear can hear them, they suppose that few movements of importance are beiDg made. That Euch ideas are clearly unjust any man who, for a moment, considers the real condition of pub affairs, will readily perceive. The immense army now iD and around Washington is, day alter day, rapidly increasing in strength and efficiency ; and, while everything transpiring in our camps is not described with minute ness, no one doubts that the activity and uo. ceasing vigilance of General McClellan have been attended with highly important results, and that he has now under his command one of the largest and best armies ever assembled on this continent. In Missouri, also, great activity has been displayed, and all accounts agree in stating that an array has been organized that will not ODly be able to defend the State, but whicb, when proper hreparations are made for a descent of the Mississipni, will bo pow erful enough to overcome the Secessionists in some of their most important strongholds. The aspect nf agairs in Kentucky is threat ening, but the loyal Union men of the State are daily becoming more willing to accept the arbitrament of the sword as the only possible means of settling our present nation al difficulties, and if war must break out upon her soil, a large proportion of her citi zens may be relied upon as brave and deter mined defenders of the Government. In Western Virginia, General ltosecrans, not withstanding the numerobs sensation reports that have appeared, falsely declaring that he had met, with various serious disasters, bravely maintains his position, holds his foes in check, and prepares the'.way, we trust, for more brilliant victories. At Fortress Monroe, under the skilful management of General Wool, the diciplioe of our troops is constantly being improved, and it cannot be doubted that in any engage ment in which thev may participate, they will conduct themselves gallantly and effi ciently. Meanwhile the navy, about which so many complaints have appeared, is being strength ened to an extont which few appeeciate or comprehend ; and it is evident that the De partment will soon have resources at its com mand which will enable it to follow up the victory at Ilatteras with other of a similar, but still mure important, character; to en force a comple'e blockade, to close every important Southern inlet, and to sweep the the rebel privateers from the sea. The apprehensions at one time expressed about the National credit, and the fears that the financial assistance necessary to secure a vigorous proseeuticn of the war could not be obtained, are rapidly disappearing before the evidenoe afforded by the prompt action of the banks and the numerous subscriptions to the National loan, of the unlimited confi dence of capitalists in the integrity and per petuity of the Government. Thus, with our treasury replenished, our army and navy is a high state of efficiency, the loyalty and patriotism of the people un diminished, and the revival of business indi cated, the aspect of affairs should inspire all good citizens with hope and confidence. Death of General Gibson. WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. Commissary-General Gibson, who died here to-day, was aged about 85 years, and loDg held that position. He entered the army in 1808 as a Captain of Infantay, from j Pennsylvania. A Good Example. It is related of one of the bravest and j most pious members of the great Muhlenberg ! family—beloved alike for bis patriotism and i his many Christian virtues —that in the j American Revolution, after preaching a j thrilling sermon on a beautiful Sabbath morniDg to his congregation, immediately at j the close of the exercises he threw off his \ surplice and stood disclosed before his par ishoners in the uniform of an American offi cer. He then informed them that " there was a time to pray and a time to fight," and that, as the liberties of the couDtry were in danger, he had resolved to offer his seivises to the Government, and, to *bat end, would commence enrolling his men on the green outside of the churoh. This familiar inci dent comes back to us now as a cbceriDg reminicense of the first struggle tor freedom on these shores, and as an irresistible appeal to all loyal men at the present day. It the men who moulded and made this great Gov ernment—who toiled, fought, and died that it should stand, like an eternal fortress, im pregnable to tyranny through all time—were inspired by such emotions, why should not we, their descendants, catch war and ven geance from their example ? If they were invoked to battle by what they believed to be the call of God and of tbe country, we should remember that the appeal to us is far morn solemn, and, if possible, more irresisti ble. The? gave their lives and fortunes to buil up a nation. We are called into battle to save a nation. They left to their posteri ty the seed, and from the seed that posterity has gathered a harvest —yes, many harvestr, abundant, fruitful, sustaining—seed that first blossomed into laws, then into commerce, towns, cities, and various industries, and at last ripened into a civilization so perfect, and into institutions so equal and solid, as to seem to be beyond the improvement of man and the ravages of time. Of a sudden this per fect fruit of the labors of the heroes and sa ges of the Revolution—after exciting the en vious appetite of the tyrants of the old world, and feeding and strengthening a shameless oligarchy in the new—is sought to be pluck ed from the tree of liberty. Traitor hands are laid upon the branches of this tree. As sassins seek to poison its roots, so as to de prive comng generations ol the unnumbered blessings of a civil'zed and generous Govern ment. Truly is this a time when all good men should stand forward in defence of our rights and interests. There is not a citizen that can do something for the conmon cause. The clergyman, tbe lawyer, the professional man, the artest, the mechanic, the farmer, the laborer, should remember that.the tri umph or the defeat of our armies will be tbe success or overthrow of bis owe franchises and probably tf his own personal freedom. In every county in Pennsylvania the great truths involved in this contest should be preached from the sacred desk, from the bench of tbe judge, from the bar, and from the political hustings. Every newspaper editor should devote his time and his talentg to this holy duty. who cannot thus addrsss the people, should apply themselves in other modes to awaken them to a full con sciousness of the work that is befire us.— The ladies can now be most efficient instru ments. From out of their abuudance tbey may, in many ways, add to the comfort of our troops, and those who desire to put their gains at safe interest should set the good ex ample of subscribing promptly and liberally to the national loan. Should this spirit pre vail, presently tbe citizen who refuses to be animated by it will be a marked man in this neighborhood. lie will be point, dat as one who is blind to his obligations to the best and most indulgent Government on God's globe—deaf to the calls of a bleeding and threatened republic— a sympathizer with treachery and falsehood and ingratitude, and a fitting candidate for tbe curses of bis own and his children's children.— Phil. Press. History of our National Flag. The history of our National flag is of ex ceeding interest at this time, while traitors are menacing its sacred folds. The banner of St. Andrew was blue, eharged with a raltier or cross in the for of a letter X, and was used in Scotland as early as the eleventh century. The banner of St. George was white, charged with a red cross., and was used iu England as early as first part of the fourteenth century. By a royal proclama tion, dated April I2th, 170G, these two cros es were joined together upon the same flag, forming the national flag of England. In 1801, when Ireland became a part of Great Britain, the present rational flag ©f Eng land, known as the Union Jack, was com j pleted. The ancient flag of England formed the basis of our American banner. Our Colonial ancestors raised various flags, but none of them were incorporated into our present emblem. When Washington took command ef the army at Cambridge, Mass., January 21st, 1776, he unfurled the new flag of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, having on one of its corners the red and white crosses of St. George and St. An drew, on a field of blue. This was the ! standard borne into the city of Boston by j the American army after the evacuation by the British troops. It showed that the colo nies claimed to be part of the British Em pire, and yet made known the fate of the thirteen colonies. Congress, on the Isth day of June, 1777, resolved, '• That the flag of the thirteen United States should be thir teen stripes, alternate red and white, and that the Union be thirteen white stars in a blue field but it was not till the 3d of the next September that the resolution was made public, and the first flag of the kind was made. On this flag the stars were ar ranged in a circle. The battle of Saratoga was the first action into which it was borne. In 1794, two States having been added to the Union, it was voted that the alternate stripes, as well as the circling stsrs, be fif teen in number ; and thus enlarged, the flag was borne through the war of 1812. After the war was ended it was found that if a new stripe was were to be added for each new State, the flag would soon become so large as to be unwieldy, so in 1818 it was enacted, that a permanent return should be made to the original number of thirteen stripes, and that the number of stars should correspond to the number of States, thus symbolizing the Union as it might be at any period, and also as it was at its birth. At the same time it was suggested that the stars be made into a single star—a sugges tion which we occasionally s§e adopted at the present time. As to the arrangement of the constelation, no particular order seems to be observed ; it is sufficient if all the stars are there. The stripes of white declare purity and innocence, the red gives forth defiance to cruelty and oppression, the blue is embla matical of perseverance, vigilance, and jus tice, while the whole speaks for the Union. " one and inseperable." The rules as to the size of the flag are, that its length be one and a half of its breadth, and the blue jack, with the stars, be square, occupying the space of six stripes. Of all the national flags in existence, it is, to the unprejudiced eye of taste, the most lovely banner that ever floated upon the breeze. And long may it wave, as it ever has since it was first un furled, unsullied and triumphant. Important From Washington. Another Advance of the Grand Army. The Stars and Stripes Planted on Munson's Hill. WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 1861. Gen. McClellan went over the river yester day afternoon, accompanied by his staff.— Immediately on arriving at Fort Corcoran the centre and right wing of the army was put in motion, and marched forwaid toward Munßon's Hill, with batteries, cavalry, &c. Brigadier-Geneial Wadswortb's division was in advaoce, supported by Gen. Keyes' com mand. The main body of the army advanc ed on the road to Ball's Cross Roads. All the avenues were filled with solid cavalry and infantry. The men were in a joyful mood, and those who had been left as invalids in camp, were up, and with their ribes following the army. Upton's Hill, where fortifications had been commenced by the Rebels, had been evacua ted. The army passed on and took posses sion cf Munson's Ilill, the enemy having beat a retreat. Our men took possession of the hill, and we bold it. together with all the ad vanced possessions of the Rebels. A detachment of the Fourteenth New York Volunteers, Col. McQuade, bv a flank move ment in the rear of Munson's Ilill, cutoff and captured a mounted .fScer, a lieutenant and six privates. The fficors and men were brought in to Fort Coot ran, und one of them, being wounded, was brougnt over to the Georgetown hospital. There has been a great retreat of the Reb els from Munson s Hill, Uptons Ilill, Masons Ilill, Perkins" Hill, and Falls Church are all now in tha possession of the Federal troops, and the American flags are flying from Mun son's ilill and Fort Perkins. Upton's Ilill is occupied by Gen. McDowell's Division ; a part of Keves' Brigade occupy Mason's Dili; Gen. Smith's Division is within a mPe and a half of Falls Church ; the New Thirty-fifth Regiment is picketing at Falls Church, nud Gen. Potter's Division has been thrown for ward as far as the Loudon and Hampshire Railroad. Melancholy Catastrophe. ANOTHER BLUNDER—COL. OWENS REGI MENT FIRES UPON BAKER'S AND BAX TER'S REGIMENTS. The advance of General Smith on Falls church from the Chain Bridge was attended by events of of the most deplorable character. Having passed Yanderwrecken's and Vanderberg's houses, on their way to the former place, when about a half a mile from it, by some una countable blunder, I Col. Owen's Philadelphia Irish Regiment, in the darkness of the night, mistaking for the rebels, the battery of Capt. Mett, whh-h was in advance, sus tained by Gen. Baker's California Regiment, led by Baxter's Philadelphia Fire Zouaves and Col. Friedman's Cavalry, fired a full volley iuto the troops last mentioned, killing and wounding a large number. The California Regiment not knowing whence the firing came, returned it with marked effect. The horses attached to Vlott's battery be came unmanageable, and the tongues of the cas sions were broken, owing to the narrownes of the road. Lieut. Bryant having command of the first section, ordered the guns to be loaded with grape and cannister to rake the supposed enemy, when word was sent him that ho was in company with friends. Considerable time elapsed before con fidence and quiet was restored. Of Mott's battery, one man was killed and two mortally wounded. Of Baker's California Regiment four were killed and eleven wounded. Of Baxters Zouaves none were killed ; but four wounded. Of Col. Owen's Philadelphia Regiment one was killed and two wounded. Of First Pennsylvania Dragoons one man mor tally wounded. The Object of the Retreat. Various speculaticns are rife as to the where abouts of the rebel army as no traces of them can be discovered, in large numbers. The most pro bable theory; from what can be gathered is that the rebels are making feints of retreat, as they did previous to the battle of Bull run, with the view of drawing our troo s into ambuscades. AN ENLISTMENT INCIDENT.—At Newport, R. 1., Thursday, one of the companies of the new regiment was mustered in, but several minors were rejected, because they did not produce the certificate of consent of their parents. One young man, whose mother is a widow, had enlisted and went to his mother with his certificate for her signature. But she not being willing for him to go, withheld her consent, but finally after much persuasion, said she would agree upon one condition—that her son should I thrust his fingei at random through the leaves of the closed Bible, and the language of the text upon which it rested should de cide her action in the matter. He did as she requested, and his finger where the BR ble was opened, was found resting over the two following verses : 2d Book of Chronicles, 29th chapter, 16th and 17th verses : " To morrow go ye down against them ; behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz ; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jerusalem. " Ye shall not need to fight in this battle; set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you. OJudah and Jerusalem ; fear not, nor be dismayed ; to-morrow go out against them ; for tho Lord will be with you." The mother read and consented. TLe Rebel attack at Great Falls. WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.—The reoonnois sance made by the Rebels this morning at Great Falls, was made by eight regiments with artillery. It was met by Gen. McCall, who dispersed and scattered the enemy by six rounds of shot and shell, from a battery planted on the Maryland side. THE RISING OP THE PEOPLE- Poem Delivered before the Pal Beta Ka pa Society of Hayard University. BY ETH RIDGE JEFFERSON CUTLER. The drum's wild roar awakes the land; the fife is callang shrill; Ten thousand starry banners bluze on town, and bay and hill; Our crowded streets are throbbing with the sol diers' measured tramp ; Among our bladed c ornSelds gleam the white tents of the camp. The thunders of the rising war hush labor's drow sy hum, And heavy to the ground the first dark drops of battle come. The souls of men flame up anew the narrow heart expands ; And woman brings her patient faith to nerve her oager hands. Thank God ! we are nat hurried yet, though long in trance we lay. Thank God 1 the fathers need not blush to own their sons to day . Oh ! sad and slow the weeks went by ; each held his anxious breath, Like one who waits in helpless fear for some sorrow great as death. Oh ! scarce ly was there faith in God, nor any trust in man, While fast along the Southern sky the blighting shadow ran. It veiled the stars, one after one ; it hushed the patriots song. And stole from men the sacred sense that parteth right from wrong. Then a red flash, the lightning across the dark ness broke, And with a vaice that shook the land the guns of Sumpter spoke ; Wake, sons of heroes, wake ! The aje of heroes dawns again ; Truth takes in hand her ancient sword, and calls her loyal men, Lo 1 brightly o'er the breaking day shines free dom's holy star. Peace cannot euro the sickly time. All hail, the healer, war 1 Tlis calling was heard by Plymouth Rock ; 'twas heard iu Boston Bay ; Then up the Piny streams of Maine sped on its ringing way. New Hampshire's roek3, Vermont's Green hills, it kindled into flame ; Rhode Island felt her mighty soul bursting her little frame ; The Empire City started up, her golden fetters rent, And meteor like, across the North, the fiery mes sage sent ; Over the the breezy.prarie land, by bluff and lake it ran. Till Kansas bent his arm, and laughed to find him self a man • Then on by cabin and by camp, by stony wastes and sands, It rang exultant down the sea where the Golden City stands. And wherosoe'r the summons came, there rese an angry din, As when upon a rocky coast a stormy tide comes in. Straightway the fathers gathered voice, straight way the sons arose, With flushing cheek, as when the East with day's red current flows. Hurrah ! the long despair is past; our fading hopes renew; The fog is liftirg from the lint'., and 10, the an cient blue ! Wc learn tho secret of the deeds the sires hive handed down, To fire the youthful soldier's zeal, and tend his green renown. Who lives for country, through his arm feela all hir forces flow, 'lis easy to be brave for truth, as for the rose to blow. Oh ! Law, fair form of Liberty, God's light is on thy brow. Oh ! Liberty, thou soul of Law, God's very self art thou ; One the clear river's sparkling flood that clothes the bank with green : And one tho lino of stubborn rock that holds the water in Friends, whom we cannot think apsrt, seeming each other's foe: Twined flowers upon a single stock with equal grace that grow. Oh ! fair ideas, we write your name across our banner's fold ; For you the sluggard's brain is fire , for you thj coward bold. Oh ! daughter of the bleeding ! past Oh ! hope the prophets saw .' God gives us law i n Liberty, and Liberty in lew. Full many a heart is aching "with mingled joy and pain, For those who go so proudly forth and may not come again ; And many a heart is aching for those it leaves behind, As a thousand tender histories throng in upon the mind. The old men bless tbe young men and praise their bearing high ; The women in te doorway stands to wave them bravely by. One threw her arms about her boy, and said "Good bye, my son , God help Ihce do tho valliant deeds thy father would have done." One held up to a bearded man a little child to kiss, • And said "I shall not he alone for thy dear love and this." And one, a rosebud in her hand, leant at a sold ier's side ; "Thy country weds tho first," she said, "be I thy second bride." Oh ! mothers, when around your hearts ye count your eheerished ones, And miss from the enchanted riDg the flower of your sons; Oh ! wives, when, o'er the cradled child ye bend at evening's fall, And vcices which the heart can hear across the distance call ; Oh ! maids, wheß, in the sleepless nights ye ope the little case, And look till ye can look no more upon the proud young face, Not only pray ths Lord of Life, who measures moral breath. To bring the absent back unscathed out of tho fire of death ; Oh ! pray with that divine content which God's best favor draws, That whosoever lives or dies, he sate his holy cause! So oat of shop and farmhouse, from shoro and in land glen, Thick as the bees in clover time, are swarming armed men ; Along the dusty roads in haste the eager columns come, With flash of sword and musket's gleam, the bu gle and the drum Ho ! comrades, see the starry flag, broad-waving at our head. Ho ! cemrades, mark the tender light on the dear emblems spread. Our fathers' blood has hallowed it; 'tis part of their renown; And palsied be the caitiff hand would pluck its glories down , Hurrah ! hurraa! it is our home, where'er thy col.ors fly; We win with thee tho victory, or in thy shadow die! Oh ! women, drive the rattl ing loom, and gather in the hay; For all the youth worth love and truth are mars ehalled for the fray. Southwaard the hosts are hurrying, with banners wide unfurled, From where the stately Hudson floats the wealth of Half the world ; From where amid his clustered isles, Lake Hu ron's waters gleam ; From where the Mississippi pours an unpolluted stream ; From where Kentucky's of corn bend in the south ern air ; From broad Ohio's Incious vines ; from Jersey's Orchard tair ; From where between his fertile slopes, Nebraska's river's run ; From Pennsylvania's iron hills ; fro.m woody Ore gon ; And Massachusetts led the van, as in the day of yore. And gave her reddest blood to cleanse the stones of Baltimore. Oh ! mothers, sisters, (laughters, spare the tear* ye fain would shed ; Who seem t,o die in such a cause, ye cannot call them dead They lire upon the lips of men, in picture, buit and song, And nature folds them in her heart, and keeps them safe from wrong. Oh ! length of days is not a boon the brave man piayeth for; There are a thousand evils worse than death or any war— Oppression with its iron strength, fed on the souls of men, And License, with the huDgry brood that haunt his ghastly den. But like bright stars ye fill the eye; adorning hearts ye draw ; Oh 1 sacred grace of Libertv; Oh ! majesty of Law. Hurrah ! ihe drums are beating ; the fife is oalliug shrill ; . Ten thousand starry banners flame on town, and bay, and hill ; The t unders of the risig war drown Labor's peaceful hum ; Thaik God that wa have lived to see the saffrca morning come— The morning of the battle call, to every soldier dear! Oh joy! tne cry Is " Forward!" Oh, joy! thefo® is near! For all the crafty men of peace have failed to purge the land; Hurrah! the rank of battle close; God takes hie cause in hand! ' SWEAR IIIM AND LET HIM GO." —The best piece of satire upon the leniency ob served by the authorities in this section, in reference to rebels found committing depre. dations, is in the shape of a story which ja told, we believe, by Governor Pierpont. As the story goes, some, of the soldiers in Gene ra! Cox's camp, down in Kanawa, recently caught a large rattlesnake. The snake man ifested a most mischeivous disposition, snapping and thrusting out his forked tongue at all who came near it. The boys at last got tired of the reptile, and as nobody wan ted such a dangerous companion, the ques tion arose, " what shall we do with him ?" This question was propounded several times without an answer, when a half drunken soldier who was lying near upon his back, rolled over upon his side, and relieved his companions by quietly remarking: " Damn it, swear him and let him go." YANKEE STRATAGEM. —Duiing the Revolu tionary war, two brothers from one of tlia eastern ports were commanders of privat eers ; they cruised together, and were emi nently successful, doing great damage to the enemy and making money for them selves. One evening, being in the latituda of the shoals of Nantucket, but many miles to the eastward of them, they espied a largo British vessel having the appearance of a merchantman, and made towards her ; but to their astonishment, found her to be a frig ate in disguise. A very high breeze pre vailing, they hauled off in different direc tions. Only one could be pursued, and tho frigate gained rapidly on him. Finding that he could not run away, the commander had recourse to a stratagem. On a sudden he hauled in sails, and all hands were em ployed with setting poles, as if shoving his vessel of a bank. The people on board the frigate, amazed at the supposed danger they had run, and to save themselves from being grounded, immediately clawed off. and left the more knowing Yankee ! 'to make himself scarce," who soon a.i night rendered it pru dent for hira, hoistecLgaUs at a sea two hun dred fathoms denp.-M-NavaFAnecdote.. Dissolution^" Notice is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore existing between Jos D. Harris James. Sommerville and Jno. Harris, was dissolved on the 2.iih day of Sept. 1861, so far as relates to the said Jos. D. Harris and James Somtnerville. All dobis 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. D. HARRIS. All persons "knowing themselves indebted to the. firm of J. A J. HARRIS or JNO. HARRIS A Co. will call and settle and thereby save costs. JNO. HARRIS. COURT SALE.— By virtue of an Order of the Orphans' Conrt 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. Swarz, dee'd., being and lying in Spring township, in the county of Centre, to wit: On tho South by lands ot Goo. Iloy, on tho West by lands of Jas. McClelland, on the North by lands of Jno. Roek ey, and on the East by lands of Jacob Gill and James Oordan, containing TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE ACRES AND SIXTY- THREE PERCHES, or thereabouts, be the same more or less, lying at a distonec of about four miles South of Bollofonte. A LSO, that traot or parcel of mountain land, adjoining the tract above described, containing NINETY ACRES, or thereabouts, be the same more or lesa. There ore thereon erected a large BRICK DWELLING HOUSE. a large and well finished 33 BAIUNT, and all other necessary out-bnildings all of which are in tho beßt condition. The 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: —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 STRUBLH, ") DAVID KAUFMAN, V Guardians." C. H. STRUDLB, J Sept. 19, '6l. td. Job Printing! Job Printing!! JOB PRINTING CENTRE DEMOCRAT OFFICE. BLANKS PRINTKD- Centre Democrat Office. POSTERS PRINTED— Centre Democrat Office. REAL ESTATE BILLS PRINTED— Centre Demoorat Offioe. BILL HEADS PRIMTED— Centre Demoorat Offie e. CARDS PRINTED— Centre Democrat Offloe. EVERY VARIETY OF JOB PRINTING— Neatly executed and promptly sent te any part of the county, at the CENTRE DEMOCRAT OFFICE. [Sept 19.—'61. AVer's Sarsaparilla.