Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, May 16, 1861, Image 2

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Surrender of the Missouri Militia
to the IT. S. Troops.
BALTIMORE, May 10,1S1.
Five steam transporls from Perryviiie land
ed about 200 troops at Locust Point yesterday
afternoon, at which place they took the cars
for tho Relay House. They comprised the
First Pennsylvania Artillery regiment under
Col. Patterson, and the Texas Regulars and
Sherman's battery.
Locust Point is on the south side of the har
bor, in that portion of the city known as Fed
eral Hill, about a tnilc above Fort Mcllenry.
Tbe presence of the troops was viewed with
satisfaction by the residents oi' the vicinity,
and there were no indications of hostility. It
is not known whether thev proceeded to Wash
ing toil or stopped at the Relay House.
A special dispatch from Frederick received
this morning states that the forest on the
Maryland side of the Potomac near Harpers
Ferry was fired last night and much valuable
timber destroyed.
About 800 Kentucky and Virginia troops
we're encamped npon the Maryland shore, and
tho heights iu that vicinity r."a being fortified,
a battery has also been placed at Jefferson
Rock, aud trains of powder enclosed in pipes
have been laid for blowing up the bridges aud
other property at a moments notice.
The conduct of the Virginia troops has ex
cited indignation among the people cf Wash
ington county.
A party of thirty Baltiraoreans passed thro'
Frederick this morning for Harper's Ferry.
The Norfolk steain-r brings a report that
the Virginians havo seized the small steamer
Com. Seidon, which made the connection be
tween Old Point Comfort and Norfolk, and
thus all communication is cut off.
Col. Patterson's 2nc regimjnt of Philadel
phia volunteers, Sherman's celebrated battery,
and several companies of United States regu
lars from Texa3,passed through this city yester
day afternoon on their way to Washington
The troops landed at Locust Point, near Fed
eral Hill, and they were received with much
enthusiasm by the people in the vicinity.
Tho long line of armed meu filled through
the streets in splendid array, and there was
not the slightest obstacle offered to their j ro
gress. At many points they were greeted with
cheers,and the ladies at the wiudows encourag
ed the soldiers with pleasant smiles and wav
inghandkerchiefs. The passage through the city
of this formidable body cf well disciplined sol
diers has strengthened tiie Uuion cause here.
ST. LOCIS, May 10.
General Frost's brigade of Missouri militia,
encamped at Camp Jackson, on tho western
outskirts of the city, surrendered uncondition
ally, this afternoon, on tho demand of Captain
Lyon, commander of the United States forces
in this city.
Captain Lyon marched on Camp Jackson
with some thousand volunteers, surrounded it,
and planted eight field pieces cu the adjoining
The following letter was sent from Captain
Lyon to Gen. Frost:
HEAL- QUARTERS or THE U. S. Tr.oors,}
To Gev. D. M FR9ST :
Sir.: Your command is regarded as evident
ly hostile towards the-Government of il.e Un
ited States. It is for'the most part made up
of those Secessionists who have openly avowed
their hostility to tho General Government,and
have been plottingnt the seizure of itg property
and overthrow of itsauthority. You nreopeuly
in communication with the so-called Southern
Confederacy, which is now at war with the
United States, and you are recciviug at your
camp, from the said Condfederaey, and under
its flag, large supplies of the material of war,
most of which is known to be the property of
the United States.
These extraordinary preparations plainly in
dicate none other than the well known pur
pose of the Governor of this State,under whose
orders you are acting, and w hose purpose, as
recently communicated to the Legislature, has
just been responded to by that body in the
most unparalleled legislat ion,having an indirect
view to hostilities to the General Government
and a position with its enemies.
In view of these considerations, and your
failure to disperse in obedience to the procla
mation of the President, and of the eminent
necessity of State policy and welfare and of
the obligations imposed upon me by inst: uc
tions from Washington, it is my duty to de
mand, and I do hereby demand of you, an
immediate surrender of your command, with
no other condition than that all persons sur
rendering nnder this demand shall be humane
ly and kindly treated.
Believing myself prepared to enforce this de
mand, one-half hour's time before doing so will
be allowed for vour compliance therewith.
Captain Second Infantry,
Commanding the Troops.
It is understood that General Frost says
this letter was not received hy him until his
camp was surrounded by United States troop*,
lie then replied that the encampment was or
ganized tinder the law of the State simply for
organizing and drilling the volunteer railita of
this military district. Not expecting any de
monstration of this kind, he was entirely un
prepared to successfully resist the attack. He
therefore accepted tiio terms specilied and
surrendered his command.
There were only about 800 men in the camp
ft large number being in the city on leave of
absence. These troops laid down their arms,
aud were escorted to tbt city as prisoners of
The President has issued u proclamation,
setting forth that insurrection exists in the
State af Florida, by which the lives, liberty
au 1 property of the loyal citizens are endun as it is deemed proper that ali need
ful measures should be taken lor the protec
tion of such citizens, aud of all officers of the
United States in the discharge ol their public
duties in that State, the President directs the
Commander of the forces of tho United States
on the Florida Const to permit no person to
exercise any office or authority upon the
Islands of Key West, the Tortugas.aud Santa
Rosa, which may be inconsistent with the laws
aud Constitution of the United Stales, author
izing bira at the same time, if bo shall find it
uecessan, to suspend there tho wiit of habeas
corpus, and to remove from the vicinity of the
United States fortresses ali dangerous or sus
pected persons.
FRANKFORT, Ky., May 10.
A messenger arrived hero this morning,
bringing the information that three or four
hundred negroes had armed and formed them
selves into a company, und were committing
The whites undertook to disarm them, dur
ing which several were killed.
The Governor has sent General Buchner to
ascertain the truth of the matter, lie has not
returned. The military are held iu readiness to
march as soon as ordered.
Risixc Sex, Ind., May 10.—Tho telegraph
operator at Patriot, Indiana, telegraphs that
I.e has been called upon to aid in quelling a
negro insurrection which broke out last night
iu Owen and Gallatin counties, Ivy.
Great fears were feit, as it was supposed
tie negroes were led ou by two or three white
citizens of Kentucky.
The people are gathering all their forces to
put down the rebellion, and runners have been
sent into Indiana for assistance.
Capt. Wells, cf this place, who has a com
pany ready lor our own State service, has tele
graphed that lie would send his men aud arms
to their assistance if necessary.
Tho telegraph line lias been down all the
morning between Patriot and Vevuv, so we
aie without any news from t'.ie latter DIACC.—
it is thought that tho lines have been cut by
the insurgents, to prevent the transmission of
cows of tho insurrection.
ST. Laris, May IC.IS6U
The city was the scene of another terrible
tragedy last night. About 6 o'clock a large
body of Home Guards entered the city through
Fifth street, from the Arsenal, where they had
been enlisted during tho day and furnished
with arms. On reaching Walnut ttreet the
troops turned westward, a large crowd lining
tho pavement to witness their progress. At
the corner of Fifth street parties among the
spectators began hooting, hissing, and other
wise abusing the companies as they passed,and
a boy about fourteen years old discharged a
tiistnl into their ranks.
Part of the rear company immediately turn
ed and fired upon the crowd, and the whole
column was instantly in confusion, breaking
their ranks and discharging their muskets down
tiieir own line aud among the people on the
sidewalks. The shower of bails for a few min
utes was terrible, the bulletts flying in every
direction, entering the doors and windows of
private residences, breaking si; utters, tearing
railings, and even smashing bricks in the
third story. The utmost confusion and conster
nation prevailed, spectators fleeing in all di
rections, and, but lor the random firing of tiie
troops, scores of people must have been killed.
As most of the firing was directed down
their own ranks, the troops suffered most se
verely, four of their number being instantly
killed and several wounded. Jerry Svvitzer, a
river engineer, John Garvin, and Win. (Judy,
ail citizens, were killed. Charles II Wood
ward was wounded in the shoulder; his entire
arm will have to bo amputated. J. Godfrey,
working in the garden ot Mr. Cozens, received
three Minie balls in his body. Michael Davis
had an ankie shattered. James F. Welch was
badly shot in the foot.
PSKYVILLE, Sunday, May 12.
There are rumors in camp, this evening, of
skirmishing nt Alexandria to-day, in which a
company o! Virginia cavalry were engaged.
'i'fie railroad is still here. It is to go forward
with the first train to-morrow.
An alarm in camp, before daylight this
morning, found the sentries all alert, and the
men under arms in a few minutes.
Passengers from tlie South discredit the
idea of an attack 011 Washington, but confirm
the accounts ot large forces in Virginia.
HAUKISBCBO, San-lay, May 12.
There was a grand review at York today.
The Governor and many members of the Leg
islature were present. There were five regi
ments on the ground. Tho Thirteenth, for
some reasou not known, d-d not parade. The
First, Second, Third and Twelfth made a fine
appearance. Thirty one freight cars, with
rough seats for tiie soldiery, are immediately
opposite liarrisburgh, on the Northern Cen
tral Railroad, and twenty-two at York. They
are evidently intended for the immediate trans
missiot. of troops in large bod es.
The camp at York is filled with water in
many places.
A special train, tiiis morning, for the Gov
ernor, returned at 7 o'clock to night. Great
numbers of the citizens of York were present
at the review. The Governor was received
with lond shouts by the troops.
An attempt was made, today, to tear up
the track of tiie Northern Central Railroad,
fourteen miles this side of Baltimore. It was
detected before much injury was done. Great
indignation prevailed ut the determination to
take summary vengeance.
Aii officer arrived at the Chatnbersbnrg
camp, brings intelligence that the Virginians
had seized, on Tuesday morning, the heights
on the Maryland side of the i otoiuac, at Har
per's Ferry, and were engaged ia fortifying
The number of Virginia troops is said to be
nearly 0,000, the force having beeu increased
by 1,200 Kentuckiuns.
Four companies of United States cavalry,
which marched from Carlisle Barracks 011
Monday, passed unmolested through Mar) laud
ami have reached Gen. Scott's liues.
CLEVELAND. May 4. 15G1.
Gov. Curtin of Pennsylvania; Gov. Dennis
ton of Ohio; Gov. Randall of Wisconsin; Gov.
Blair of Michigan; Gov. Morton of Indiana,
and Xoesuor of Illinois, were in confereuee
here last night. They wero serenaded and
made speeches.
E. O. GOODRICH, rnrrnß?
Thursday Morning, May 16, 1861.
All hopes of an amicable adjustment of our
national difficulties are at on end. War is in
evitable, and it must break forth with nil its
horrors ere long. There are already reports
of a skirmish at Alexandria, but for the truth
of which wc cannot vouch.
We learn from Washington, that six thous
and southern troops are already stationed at
Richmond, and that nineteen thousand more,
(making an aggregate of twenty-five thousand
men), are stationed at different points within
fifty miles of that place. An attack upon the
Capitol is anticipated, and tlio Government is
making all necessary preparations for a suc
cessful defence.
Our advices from North-Western Virginia
aro extremely interesting The Union men
there, who comprise the great majority of pep
tization in between thirty and forty couuties,
are hard at work in the struggle against seces
sion, the active military movements of the Go
vernmcnt giving them confidence that they will
not be deserted in their position, and that they
will ultimately succeed. The Convention call
ed to meet at Wheeling assembled on the 13th
inst., attended by delegates west of the Alie
ganies and north of the Kanawha river. Op
position to secession is general, but opinions
among the delegates are divided as to the pro
per course to be ptusued. One party are in
favor cf the immediate division of the State,
and the organization of a new State Govern
ment ; another party favors open opposition
to the action of the recent Convention at Rich
mond, with a view to the overthrow of treason
in the entire State ; while a third party think
the action of the present Convention should be
pimply advisory, and that it should issue a cail
for another Convention, toconsistcf delegates
from a larger territory, ia which final action
should be determined upon.
The first great victory of the campaign, will
be consumatcd hy the annexation to the north
of the loyal portion of Virginia, which embra
ces nearly one half of the entire territory of
that State. About thirty thousand square
miles of Virginia soil w ill lie attached to the
free North, and it 3 inhabitants will enroll
themselves under the Siar.-> and Stripes and
fight for the Union. North-Western \ irgiuia
is loyal to the Union, and cannot be forced
into rebellion against the Constitution and laws.
It is very evident that the South is not fully
united,as many olhei Slave States arc in about
the same situation that Yirgir.a is.
The .blockade of Southern ports on the At
lantic coast is now probably complete, includ
ing Charleston, and tlie Savannah River, and
those of the Gulf will soon be in the same con
dition, if they arc not already so. The de>ti
nation of the Xingirti, which left New York
several days ago, is understood to be New Or
leans The Secretaries of War and the Navy
have been assiduous in their endeavors to per
fect the biockade, and for this purpose, in adr
dition to the national vessels, about twenty
armed steamers from New York, Boston and
Philadelphia, have been and are being put in
readiness. The Virginia waters are now coin
pletely invested by Federal vessels, and Capt.
Prendergast, the officer in command of the
licet there, has given the necessary fifteen days'
notice to all vessels to leave the porls of that
State, either with or without cargoes. An ex
tension of time has been asked in several cas
es, but invariably refused.
Fort Mcllenry has been still farther re-en
forced ; 1,200 men arc now there. Gen. But
ler, with 50 men and two pieces of cannon,
went thither from Annapolis on the 12th inst.
There appears to be some reason to fear that
movements is about being made upon the Re
lay House by the Rebel troops at Harper's
A messenger sent from Gov. Ilicks of Mary
land to Gov. Letcher at Richmond has return
ed, and reports that the Virginians expected
30,000 troops to arrive lrutn the South at
Richmond oa Tuesday.
The ocouts sent out from Washington daily
retnrn with accounts of bodies of Southern
troops at Lynchburg, Richmond, Montgomery,
New Orleans and Pensacoia ; they state that
the men arc anxious to march upon Washing
ton, and that if this move is not made the of-
ficers will have difficulty in retaining them.
It is said that three thousand applications
have already been made to the Southern Con
federacy for letters of marque. The gentlemen
of the South rush to piracy as to their uatural
Up to the hour of going to. press, nothing
more of importance Lad been received at this
TENNESSEE. —The people, by a trtajority of
70,000, voted against a convention—ar.d yet
the Legislature, like that of Maryland, won! d
vote the State out of the Union, and have pas
sed an ordinance to that effect. Hon. T. A. R.
Nelson and Andrew Johnson say they will
fight against it under the Stars and Stripes,
and spill their last drop of blood for the Union.
The leader of the Union party in East Tennes
see say that if the State secedes, the eastern
part will rebel, secede from the State, and
stick to the Union.
teg* A train of western cars, containing ten
horses and a hundred head of cattle, bound to
Baltimore, was seized by the troops at Har
per's Ferry.
Letter from Camp Cnrtin.
CAMP CCKTIW, May 10,18C1.
As usual, today has brought a continuation
of the same old rain storm, and the soldiers
having left off drill and congregated in their
quarters, I take tlio opportunity of writing a
few words in tlio intervals between dodging
the drops that come in through our hemlock
roof. Camp Curtin has been so often describ
ed, that it is, perhaps, unnecessary to say more
than it is situated about one mile and a half
above town, in the inclosed grounds of the
Agricultural Society. Accommodations for
soldiers have been erected on the four side 3 of
the enclosed space, consisting of sheds, of a
very common kind. On the space within the
circular track of the race course, are situated
other sheds of a rather better character—the
store houses and lio.-pital—the parade ground
occupying one side of the space, and a multi
tude of tents whitening the other. The parade
ground is tidged and uneaven—not very good
for beginners, bnt affording good practice to
the better drilled companies. The level track
of the course s ehiclly used when the nmd is
not too deep, nffording a good place for the
practice of double quick time, and originating
many intricate moves to avoid coliision. The
Camp, when full, is a place of considerable in
terest, and on a pleasant day the movements
of sometimes five thousand men in all styles of
dress and discipline combined with the glisten
ing of acres of burnished muskets, and the in
spiring colors of the hundreds of banners, and
the presence of the ladies, make up an attrac
tive scene, and the time passes pleasantly; but
on a day like this,.the boys have to fall hack
upon the primitive amusements of a uap in the
straw, a game of euchre, smoking, reading and
meditation. Among so many there must be
some gc-niuscs, and some new excitement is
constantly arising. In one part of the Camp
may be seen a group of gymnasts whose feats
would not disgrace a circus, in another sing
ers, who would do credit to a stage, cs well
cs burlesque parades, Jeff Davis funerals, ora
tions, and every conceivable amusement that
ingenuity can invent to make the time pass
pleasantly. Cooking is done generally by two
or three men from each company, who make
it their business. Some have 6toves inclosed
in 6hautees, while others may be seen sitting
in tbe rain around a wood fire, holding their
meat to the coals npoti tbe point of the bayo
net. The rations of fresh beef, bread, pota
toes, rice, coffee, sugar, Ac., ar drawn every
day, and are of good quality, and in quantity
more than sufficient—enough being wasted to
feed a small town.
The routine of Camp life is about as fol
lows. At the revillie in the morning at 5
o'clock, every one is required to turn out to
roll call, after which there is a drill till break
fast time, when they arc dismissed till some ap
pointed time—which time sometimes means
the next morning, and the balance of the day
is spent in killing time to the best advantage
—some preferring to drill in •squads, others
comfortably disposed in the tents read the pa
pers, or the Bible, while not a small number
direct their energies to some means of eluding
the guard and getting to town, in which they
arc often successful. At 9 o'clock, tattoo is
beat, and every one is supposed to put out bis
lights and be quiet ; but it is oftentimes tbc
noisiest time of all—whole companies often
joining in singing some familiar hymn, or roar
ing in laughter at some odd circumstance or
remark. The reality of war does not seem to
be realized, but all has tiie appearance of a
protracted Fourth of July. The Camp at the
present writing has a rather deserted appear
ance, being occupied by enly twenty unattach
ed companies, though new companies are ar
riving every day, and preparations are making
to receive a large number, who will come in
under the new requisition.
Owing to the three-months' requisition be
ing filled, a considerable number Irom each
company have left, not being willing to enter
the service lor a longer time than they enlist
ed for. Company A was cut down nearly one
half ; a good portion of those who left imme
diately entered the l-ltli and loth regiments,
which were about to march, while a number
being anxious to see their mamma's, started
for home, and may probably have been seen
about the streets ere this. The company will
not suffer by the loss, as the required number
can easily be filled up here—though no effort
has yet been made, as we expect recruits from
home. Perhaps those who left arc not so
blameworthy as some may think, for it cer
tainly requires more nerve to bear the delay
and dilly dallying to which we have been sub
jected, than would be needed in actual ser
Our boys arc all well, though wc have been
saddened by the death and danger of comrades
whom we were compelled to leave 011 the way.
We occupy comfortable quarters, (when it
don't rain,) and have had nothing to mar our
harmonv. At our lu\e election, A. J. TROUT
was elected Captain, and A. G. MASON, First
Lieutenant, and J. GILL MEANS as Second
Lieutenant. Capt. TROUT lias won the confi
dence of commanding oflicer SEII.E:?, by hi.-,
ability and correct deportment, and has twice
filled the important position of Officer of the
Day, and to-morrow our whole company are
detailed to occupy the honorable station of
guard to the Arsenal at Ilurrisburg.
The people of Ilarrisburg are very kind to
the soldiers, the merchants especially, as they
have never been known to charge more than
two prices for any thing they may want, and
the citizens are all wil'ing to make any sacri
fice, provided they get their pay for it. The
Patriot 4* Union is now the r-pecial object of
attention from our boys, in cotiseqaeuce of its
cowardice upou them, and upon the people of
Bradford county. It Las been warned, and n
retraction will perhaps render it unnecessary
for tho Patriot to again call upon the author
ities for protection from soldiers' indignation.
Nothing is yet known as to the final dispo
sition of the Bradford companies in the forma
t;on of a regiment. It was talked of once
that we would unite with the Susquehanna—
which will probably be the case if she has any
companies left—two of the Montrose compa
nies having started home yesterday, being un
willing to enter the three years service. The
boys do not express any choice as to their des
tination—being only anxious to be called upon
for some active du y soon. There is only one
thing of which we have reason to complain.
Either the Post office here is a greater hum
bug than everybody thinks it to he, or our
friends at home have forgotten us, as letters
and papers aro Ike angels visits, few and far
between. Letters should be addressed to the
care of the Captain of the company, and if
by any accident a person happens to get neer
the single delivery window in the course of
the few hours it is kept open, ha can get the
mail for the whole company.
The Legislature is still to work upon the
War Bill. It passed the House to-day by a
unanimous vote, and will probably receive the
sanction of the Senate tomorrow. 3.
A SOLDIER'S EQUIPMENTS. —The following ere
allowed to each soldier, to be placed in the
knapsack or bundle. We publish it as useful
to volunteer companies, formed or in process
of formation, or for friends who wish to aid
them : One fatigue cap, two flannel shirts
(one on,) two pair of drawers, (one on,) four
pair of socks, (one on,) one pair pants, one over
coat, one blanket, one pair shoes, (broad soled,
low heels, and well saturated with oil,) one
towel, one comb, one piece of soap, one black
siiK neckcloth, one colored silk handkerchief,
one pair slippers (for nse when heavy shoes
are drying.) one flannel sack, one toothbrush.
No other baggage will be allowed, except
pipes, segars and and tobacco !
" A stand of arm," properly speaking, is
a complete set of arms for one soldier, which
would include tla bayonet, musket, and its
The boys in camp have their hair cut close
to the scalp. They say they rasp their beads
each morning, now, in place of combing their
The Washington correspondent of the
Philadelphia I'rets thus describes the New
York Zouaves at the Capitol :
Tiie New York Zouave*, under command of
Co! Ellsworth, of Illinois, have created u good
deal of consternation in oar City of Magnifi
cent distances. Tncy have hail two davs of
extensive, expensive and extreme fight, fan and
frolic. They have broken into taverns, terri
fied old ladies, ordered dinners nud sappers
which they had the impudence to request their
victims to charge to that bankrupt concern,
the Southern Confederacy, and performed ma
ny other irreverent feats. They now occupy
the new llall of the House of Representatives
from which their aristocratic prouece-ssora, the
New \ ork Seventh Regiment, required to en
counter the rain stcrm of Friday and Satur
day ; and in order nut to be behind the ilepre
sentutives of th-* pe>j :e, lii<-y yesterday impro
vistd a House of Representatives, elected a
.Speaker, Clerk and other officers, went into
full session, dissolved the Uuion and recon
structed it, and than wound up the joke by
going into Executive Session, utter the model
of the Senate, and in obedience so the exam
pie of Senator Mason of Virginia, ordered tiie
•naileries to be cleared, which was ruthlessly
effected, although that part of the buiidinc
was occupied by some of their tired and sieepy
companions, seeking a few hours rest.
After walking the parrnpets of the Capitol,
rifle on one shoulder, leaping fences, knock-
ig down sentinels, turning asiiie indignant
bayonets, hanging like monkeys from the out
er edges of tiie dome, soir.c two hundred feet
above the firm set earth, to everybody's hor
ror, they haw been brought up with a round
turn by an old gentleman at the other end of
the avenue, named Winfield Scott, speaking
through a quiet gentleman in charge of the
Capitol, Major McDowell, U S. A. These
Tureo men of our time, these red shifted pa
triots so indifferent to nil otlier appeals, have
at last been conquered, and to day order reigns
in Warsaw. What mighty magic has pro
duccd this change few can know, but I suspect
they have been promised a stenruboad ride
some pleasent May morning to Mount er
non, with a slight intimation tliat they may
stop at Alexandria on tiieir way for refresh
ments. It is astonishing how mild these Zoua
ves have become since their treaty with Gen
eral Scott.
TRAITORS RT'T TO DEATH —A letter from a
member of the Seventh Regiment to his father
dated Washington, 28th April, states that
the regiment on that morning received an ad
dition of one hundred and seventy-five men
from New York, all in goood health a::d
spirits. The writer says : " Six Secessionists
were caught yesterday in treasonable acts.and
two were shot this morning,at the Navy Yard.
One is to be shot tomorrow morning, lie
was in the employment of tlie Ordnance De
partment, and had been set to work filling
bombs, but, instead of charging them with
powder, he put sand in tliein. Several men
have been arrested for tearing up the track of
the raiiroad, and they will be summarily dealt
A private letter from Annapolis, April 28,
sny-i : " And now to give you an example of
the punishment traitors receive, we can see
fiom where I am writing, about two miles from
shore, on the yard arm of the United States
brig Caledonia, /wo men hanging —one for
smuggling provisions and powder to the rebels
at Charleston, the other for piloting the
Seventh Regiment on the Chesapeake bar,with
the intention that tlie Biltimoreaus might get
possession of Annapolis before the Seveuth
could land, lie was not quite sharp enough
for the boys. They suspected his intentions,
put him iu irons, andconveyed him on board
tiie brig, and he is now hanging for his crime "
—X. Y. Post.
Cfetf- John M. Bolts has written n doleful
letter, proposing peaceble separation for the
prevcut, assuring that the Seceded States would
Eooa return.
Military Affairs
! H ARRI'BCRG, May 10.—Troops f rftm *
York city will hereafter pa,, thro,.™ e *
place, arriving by the Eeast Jer*.
going to Baltimore onr the Northern c
railroad. They can thus reach \Y a ,r " tril
much cheaper and i, eker than bvth.t 4
polis route. "
Fifteen regiments of the Pennsylvania
have received uniforms. Twenty two h *
knapsacks, cartridge-boxes, and cro,j D
were distributed to the camp at York
day. Eight hundred of these articles
uished per day to the Commonwealth
The first company of volunteer, f rom TT.
oming county arrived to-day. 1'
Information received to-dar from Wash
ton announces the appoiutment. by the (J
al Government, of Gen. McClelland.
Gen. of the Ohio volunteers, to command d'
Western Military Division of the Union
Western Pennsylvania is embraced in tuat'
Pernsylvanh Legislature.
IIiRKISHniG, lis,,
Tho House passed by a unanimous vot, .1
the bill creating the $3,000,000 loan, w^c '
raises fif teen regiments beyond both the n-r
sitions of the President, making a total
fifty-five regiments. Ninety-two merabersoel
of the one hundred were present.
The act for the immediate relief of the v
unteers now in service, and to pay the b ,
contracted before the Quartermaster', depart
rnent was organized, has passed both House,
and been signed by the Governor.
A fine looking company has arrived fro,
Clearfield county A son of the Governor it,
lieutenant in the company.
man who has just retiirnrd from the Southii
forms the Evening Post that he was in Knot,
vide, Tennesse, two weeks ago, when Senator
Johnson made his Uuion speech at that p, c ,
There was a largo crowd, who received th,
speech with favor and enthusiasm. Only o-..
Secession fiig was diplayed in town, ani that
belonged to a rebel regiment on its w*v t#
Virginia. In the coursa of his speech, JJ-
Johnson asked his hearers wh it they would 5,
if they were bound hand tnd foot and handed
over to the seceded Stairs? and they cr,
out they would resist it to the death.
Speeches were made at the same tirajor
Mr. T A. II Nelson, M. C , Parson Br 0 „.
low, and otners. In that section the Ul4,
feeling is strong. The Uuion men sav thud
the question of Secession was submitted to tk&
people it would be defeated by fifty tbouiiad
Our informant toys that while he was
Athens last week, four or five thousand rebel
troops from Alabama, Georgia, and Tennewn
pa-sed through that piaee ou their way to Vir
A RESERVE CokM of 100,000 MEN :
OHIO. —The Governor of Ohio on Moudir
issued an order, calling for the organintias
of a reserve corps of an hundred thouiird
inen, to be subject to instant transfer to it
live servic. Arms are not to lie issued ;j
tnese companies, but it is said that there m
enough priiyitarros in that State to be used
for purposes of drill, and until the compaiiu
shall lie called upon for active duty. Tin or
der explains cieariy the manner of
to rui<e companies for this reserve Ibrce, tn ,
number of companies to which each coon'.;
is entitled, and othar matte 13 pertaining
10 the organization of this iunieuse "Home
whose force is irresistible, whose march is ever
onward, and in whose track nothing is s
but destruction, is at present invading two.'
more of the seceded States. We refer to us
annual flood of tho Mississippi river, wbtu
tlii> year threatens to submerge a greater tl
tent of coast than heretofore recorded Free
nil the accounts we have been able to gather,
tiie " Father of Waters," as well as most of
ids tributaries, is " homing full," and altiionji
the rainy season in the upper country lias Mi
contributed its quota to the flood, yet the im
mense amount of snow which has fuilen daring
the past winter has begnn to show itself, a
the danger of a general inundation is pw.dtA
ly appureut.
son's hard fisted regiment in New Yorkcitf 11
nearly full. Thirty men of muscle cffrrK
themselves in a body on Tuesday.
" Glad to see you gentlemen," said the Col
onel, but if yon enlist with me, I assure jot
that half of yon will be in vonr eaves in lea
than three months !" Pleased with t lie cheer
ing prospects held out by their comro-ifr
der, the irrepressible thirty clapped their hast
gave the Colonel thrrc cheers, ÜBJ immediate
ly enrolled their names.
his name as Wm. 11. Collins, hailing from lb*
State of Virginia, was arrested this morninj
at Camp Curtin, under the l>elief that he vu
a spy. lie was taken before Mayor Kepntf,
where he was subjected to a striat
tion, which terminated in his discharge, the"
being no evidence sufficient to detain him ' 3:
the charge npon which he was arrestw-
Ilarrisburg Telegraph, May 10.
ANOTHER OMEN. —Last Sunday a large "
gle passed over Lebanon, ami on arriving '•
Camp Ironsides, near tliat borough, mM*'
circle or two over the men in camp and '-i"'
passed on tot he North. The frequent
auccs of this uoble bird to llie soldiers am
bled to maintain the iutegrity of the >•'"
and stripes is rcmakable.
Cstf A correspondent of the
Press asserts in the most positive mminerW l '
the British .Minister at Washington had
instructed by his Government to offer tot*
United States, arras, ammunition "d ,rx '
to aid in suppressing the reiieilion ot
holders; that he has sent already to Lig l ''
for 30U.001) Mime Rifles; and lastly. '
English and French fleets will sent to
sist in the blockade of the Southern ports
" id
CaT The raiiroad between Montgomery
Peusacola was completed last week.
C*IV~MRS. "WINTHROP, wife of the H
Robert C. Wiutbope, died iu Boston,
, ult.
Iee, has also entered the service of ,r