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Wrlrten-but not-for the Cid.unbia hrtnocto
Fugitive Poetry-Hy a Hollvr.
'Tin. mow ii falling tl.lck ami f.nt,
the tr nnd eroun.l are rovercd o'or,
The '.urn.") ililvr-r in the MJiht.
Tlulr lliulis arc tired, ntlff.nd ire.
The men within their quarter. II',
Opprcs-rd with trief -welshed down by elo.w,
Yl.ey think urir-lnilir hiavo a altjh,
To be ith loy'd ones ut Iwnn.
Tin guard walk slowly to and fro,
watih- ll. 4UM11 lull re hi eyei i
Nor ali.'ltrr Inn '. from tin nnw.
Wliiili hi ill dcsrcnil. from ila.Ue.i'd hkin.
The tr.opa hae ruirsse-ull are true,
And would not reik e'en jtoruu liku the.o,
Were they not llslitlnj fur tn lnvi,
And Abolition's whinu tu.plaj3.
'Thoy'll fisht f"r froedom nd our law.,
Ah1n.il! or thr ran tanJi
!ut ill notrihK for urjroe'B cute.
The loyal Hiurk Mb oflh land.
'Then lit out only motto Ijj,
IkR Ninoi and onr Nano-i'i. I.uvf..
Our Count. y. t.'ii.ne. I.H" r!-
The rights of Wn.ii.-MkS - l'r..J.ini' cue.
Army of Ihe l'oto.unr, 1 1 li. If i.i.
" yortliefclumlia Vtmtttvt.
THE TRUTH u. FALSHIIOO ).
To the Editor:
As I noticed n-cenilv an article
Tuil.liHticd in that abolition shoot of your
r0wn,writtctby one Cornelius RfCtyvho
,n drafted and is now at Yorl:toivu,m Vn,
nt which place he wrotcUiepicccrcforcaipoutinijMosq.il .uauscr vv
to I have aunicd tho pmilrgo of pen- Cromley, John Orosslcy, Ss
tiiiip; a few line-,rogi
udtng sonic asscitions
nude in it.for which pleace permit spneo
in the. columns of your most valuable pa
per. Tim Abolitionist, to whose writ
ing'l havc refer.!, says "There are a
great many of the drafted men at York
town, who arc disloyal," meaning the
I'emccrals, and intimates that bad it not
-been for this disloyalty in tho army and
the opposition in the noith to the Admin
istration's war policy, the rcbuliion miftht
-.:..oi tl.is limn have been nucl'cd. Had
"O - ,
this booby known tho came of the oppo-1
idtion to hii party ho would not havo writ
ton as ho did. Why did the DcniocrnH
oppose tho R'publiean measures before
thoclcotion of Abraham Lincoln. The
following arc some of the doctrines as
promulgated by tho He'prr Book and
endorsed by tho sixty eight Ucpublican
,.! Vinrs of Conurfs?, which tho Demo-
I crats, as a Constitutional party, could not
J help but oppoio.
'S That it is a solemn duty to abolish Sla-
' . very in tho South or die in tho attempt,
(Pago 2, That no man can be a truo
patriot without first becoming an Aboli
tionist, (Pago 170). 3, That against Slavo
Lolders, as a body wc, (that is tho Ropub
sicuers and cndorseis) wage au cutcruii-
- notine war. (Pago 130.) !. That tho
f present is tho timo to try tho strength of
- nr arms, and that now is tlic tunc to
strike. (Pages I'-l) 123 ) 5. That the
slaveholders must emancipate the negroes
or wo will emancipate them for you.
(Pago 190.) 10. That we aro wedded to
cue purpose, from which no earthly pow
cr can divorco us. Wo aro determined
to nbol'uh slavery at all hazards. (Page
Thcso aro but a few of tho many docla
rations which wero raado by tho leaders
of tin Abolition party, which the Demo
crats opposed ,,beeaiiB0 thoy believed it to
' bo a Stato au.l uot a Federal matter.
And 1 would hero inform Mr. Rocco, that
had it not boon for tho Abolition party, to
which Jjto belongs, declaring it to bo their
purpose to intcrfcro with aud destroy
State institutions, wo would not havo had
a rebellion to put down. Aud sinco tho
AbolitiouiEti have, by pursuing an uncon
etitutioual course, effected a dissolution
of the American Union and involved its
people in a momentous war, the like of
Which lins never before been knswn on
tho Atucricnn continent, they have sot tho
Constitution aside, assuming powers out
side of it, by which they intend to accom
plish their object, via : tho abolition of
Let us notice some of the usurpations
of power. The President lias, by his
proolanintion of January 1st. 1803, dia-
recarded tho reserved riulits of tho States.
and nt'eniptod by that proclamation to
equalize tho white and black races. Ho '
has persisted in listening to and carrying
out tho cnuusols of men whoso avowed
doctrines are inimical to free government.
Uc has divided a State without the con-
sent of her Legislature. Ho ha degraded
the Union army by rceriung negroes into
tho service of the United States, Ho has
in many instances suppressed the liberty
of the Press and free speech a liberty
feared only by tyants. Permit me to
stop here, as time fails ine to mention one-
linn ui uiu uuuuusiuittiouai anu ijrauui-
cal acts oommittcd by this Abolition Ad-
miuistration, since Mr. Lincoln's innugu-
ration; acts which 1 do now and ever
shall disapprove, and against which tho
majority of tliu people of the Preu States
prntes. We woulil have this dunce
( Heccr) to understand that they are tho
oneniius of tho Constitution which wo op.
poe, acd no ono else; and just .o long
as Mr. Lincoln and his aiders, such as
Greeley and Drv John, continue to vio
late tho Constitution, o long will they bo
held as :Cmics to their country. And
becau-c we, a a psrty, disapprove tho un
constitutionality of Abe Lincoln and his
crew, wc arc called Secessionist'". 1 would
hsro adis this smut hound, Jlr. Recce,
to l!c his nigger trap shut hcrt After, and
not t xpoie his ignoranco to tho public, for
hn mind ia not very limited at best, or
clue he would not adrocato tho doctrines
of a parij wh so avowed object has al
ways been lo dissolve the Union, ami
have, at Inst, effected their purpose, And
what are lio iffecta f War, with all in
A largo aud enthusiastic meeting of the
Democratic citizens of Cooper and ad
joining townships JLttlour c-, met at tho I
Lazatus schoolhouse on fnturday Feb.
'lic itioc ti iiir us called
to onkr by ap- j
1'rtsi Jcnt. Johu
Samuel Lazarus i
and Jacob L"iby Vice Prerideuls, and
William McNtiifh .Secretary. On motion
Isaac Maurer J. C. Ammerittai!, Jacob
She'liart, Daniel Crossley and Amos Wea
ver were appointed a committoc to draft
resolutions, I)uii"g the itbseuco of tho
committee .1. C. Amnicrman J. II. Cam
bell and other gentlemen on invitation
addressed tho mooting. Tho committee
reported tho following resolutions
Resolved : That we earnestly desire tho
suppression of the present rebellion the
I tWI IMIIIIH1HH Wl Utltl Hilt HUH V11U lUOlUU'
,iou of lh(J ().ac0 nld uity of the United
termination of civil war aud tho restore
States; aud aro therefore in favor of tho
adoption of any and all meaiures as will
most speedily and effectually bring about
thcso results. But; Wo aro oppor-cd to
muking this a war for tho abolition of
hlavcry in tho Southern States.
o arc opposed to the Presidents
Wo aic opposed to tho arresting and
imprisoning of I'reo and loyal ciiizeus by
tho President or his subordina'cs without
authority of law.
Wc aro opposed to the suspension ol
the Habeas Corpus in the loyal States.
Wc aro opposed to the arming of ne
groes in this war and placing them on an
equality wun our ganani wnite soiuiers
now in the field.
Wc arc opposed to the purchase of nc-
groas by tho government and taxing tho
people to pay for them.
Wc aro opposed to any act ol consorip-
tion which gives to tho president unlim
ited power over tho military of the coun
IJcnaiics wo uoiicvo all these acts and
measures tend oi.ly to widen tho breach
between tho North and South to unite
the i:o.tth to divido and distract the
North to demornlizo our army, to em-
bnrrasi and inipoveiish our people, and
to prevent a termination ot tho war aud a
restoration ot the Uhion.
Tho resolutions wore adopted without a
dissenting voice after which, tho meeting
uljourncd with cheers for tho Union the
Constitution and Demooraey,
JOSEPH MAUSER, President
WILLIAM MoNINDH, Socrolary
A Califo:nian reesntly wrote to a friend
in tho cast "ou had bstter come out
bore, for. mighty mean wsn get in offioa in
BfiT The less a man knows, the wider
ho toar his mouth open, it is impossi
ble for a fool to keep his jaws shut, as it is
for a sick oystor to keep his sholl closed.
Br Democraoy aboe par nt present
BLOOMSBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER.
HOLD AND TRIM THE TORCH
l-IIITl'D BY LEVI L. TATE, mOl'METOU
SATtlUUW, llIVRtll 11, 1803.
S- Union Lhaqucs. Wo observe
tual Abolition papers are busily en-
6atrcl1 in efforts to get up what they call
Union Leagues. This is a piece of gross
deception Thero is no Unionism in tho
Abolition party. Tho Union League is
a 1 organization to prevent ft restoration
ol" tlie Union. Philips has truly declared
thl11 tho A bolilionists "hoped for and
Hymned d aunio?t." and Thad. Stevens
Iias declared in Congress that -'with his
consent, the Union shall ucver bo rcstnr-
cd'" ',1,0"' H-urcloro, who join thcto
LoaS"os, do it dcjUoy the Unioa.
ffa? J uo toiiowin"; tacts torm a some
what singular coincidence: Iu tho fall
of 1852 Horatio Seymour, democrat, was
elected Governor of New York, and in the
following spring Thomas I). Scvmour,
democrat, was cho.eu Governor of Conncc
ticut. Last fall Horatio Seymotr, cfter a
lapsa of ton years, was elected a second
time Governor of New York, and Thomas
II. Seymour again follows as the democrat-
ic candidate for tho Lxecutivo chair of
Connecticut. Nothing remains to mako
the coincidence pcrfct hut for the con
sorva'ivo men in tho latter Stato to elect
j uUrrasiig Hel." Parson Rrownlow ! Hc'c that succeed to all the loyal aud na
and Henry Ward Ucechcr have for some j tional virtues of the Whig party, and that
time been running a race in profanity and
vulgarity. In vulgarity, Iirownlow gener
ally gett a little the start, but Hccchcr
slips up on him sly in profanity. Brown
low, at Cleveland, got a full neck ahead
of h: moro polished friend aud brother in
the L-ii'd. Ho said :
" There are eight regiments of runaway
East Tonne5ocans iu Rosccran's army.
lie hoped when they returned to their
native region under the command of that
, ollicer, thoy would he ablo to grease hell
forty times with the gut fat of rebels."
A Scene in the West.
Col. Biiscy, Post Commandant, is a
true gentleman and well liked. Prompt,
courteous, and business like he is a good
! man for tho po-ition. E?cry day negroes
arc coming into his camp with their little
i bundles, claiming protection and food.
j Thursday aftcrnoou tho following actual
event took place i
J. 15. Pillow, brother of the rebel Gen'
oral, who has a beautiful plantation a few
miles from Helena, and who was worth
half a million of dollars previous to tho
war, est mo into camp, through the lines,
with one hundred aud eighty-thrco ne
groes, of both sexes and of all ages. At
iho head of his servants, who followed in
single file, ho walked lo the Colonel's
hcad-quatters, whoro the following con-ver.-ation
took place :
"Good morning, sir."
"Good morning, sir."
"Where is the commandant of the post?"
"Rol'oro you, sir."
"Well, Colonel, hero is my small change,
in tho shapo of free American citizens of
African descent, which I deliver over to
you. Here is a correct list ot their names,
acs, sexes and accunations. Plcato send
them ou to tho President, with my compli
ments, and say to him that, if he wishes
anything else under my roof, on my
grounds, or in my pockeis, all ho has to
do is to ask and receive."
'Mi. Pillow, I cannot rcccivo these
people I have no food for them have
nothing for them to do havo not food
enough for our soldiers."
'And I cp mot uso them. I had bacon
to keep thou, on, but it has been stolen.-
I had com, but it has been gobbled. Now
I havo nothing for thorn to cat, and as
l.innnln I.na lnrnr.il his Jirinr illtrt n ntn-nrpr
w J co
,. 1 .., 1 .
boarding-house , you will pleas seat theso
people at your table."
"But I have no such power."
"Then give them work. If you fail to
manao thorn, 1 will touch you. The art
can be learned in about thirty years.
"I havo nothing for them to doi"
"Nor havo I. You will uot seo them
Rtarvrt. T hone. I am a loval man havo
been a prosperous one, but can no longer
euro for theso people."
The Extra Senatorial Session.
Tho Scnato will probably remain in session
for near two weeks. There aro a lacro
number of appointments to confirm, and
many cases will elicit long discussion.
OP TRUTH AHD WAVE IT O'ER
LcUit from a .Imlso ol the
Stnlts Sniircmc Court.
Sonvo time in tho latter pail of tho Inst
tummor. President Lincoln appointed
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Damul K Mi lera Judgooft m S u ,
Court of tho United Slates. Wo retnem-
! bcr distinctly that, when tho appointment i
! 1 ,t. ..ii.Iam .....a Aat-ftlt rt
Almost everybody. 'Who is Daniel V.
' Miller V Ho was a man unknown to
fame, and tho general impression was that)
'lioucst Abe1 had elevated to tho high
est legal tribunal ol the nation an old crony
of his with whom ho had been accustomed
to crack jokes during tho court torm in
the western districts. At lengtn wc learn
komcthiug of the man from himself. If
we cannot ascertain u-ho ho is, we aro at
least informed what ho is and the infor
mation is satisfactory to us. If Judge
Miller is as sound a lawyer as he is a
politician) w must give the President crcd
it for having made ouegood appointment.
Tho Judge, in a letter dated -'Keokuk,
Iowa Nov. 11, 1802." declining on ac
couut of his professional engagements to
attend a ''craiul jubilee of the friends of
Constitutional liberty and of 'the Union."
thus declares his sentiments :
Tho recent elections have gladdened
my heart more then 1 can find language
to express for I feel that by the success of
j h Demoorilcv wc sliaU havc a speedy re
storationof tho Union and Constitutional
I am an old Clay Whig, as you all know
and when that party went down, I united
with the Republicans, in the hope aud be
wo would havc Whig principles and policy
prevail under another name. Bui J got.
more than I bargained for. It was not'
in tho covenant that we should have civil
war as a consequence of Republicou suc
cess ; that the public treasury was to be
plundered by wholesale: that "free soil"
in loyal Slates should be covered with
martial law ; that "free 6pccch" should
be chained in the dungeons of the bastile j
that free homes should bo sacked !o deso-
! h'tion, and tho free men should bo confin
ed in its practical application to the ne
groes of the South, and the Abolition wing
of the Republican paity at tho North.
No ! Wo old Whig.:, in uniting with the
Republican party, did not consent to be a
parly to any such violations of Constitu-
1 tional liberty.
Had the counsels of Gen. Scott, Millard
Fillmore, John J. Crittenden, Stephen
' A. Douglai and indeed of all the wise and
good men ol our nation becu uccucu, wo
would not now be aftlbtcd with the civil
war that is upon us. They could not have
P-" uu "
tcnipc nt revolution, uiu uiu -uruiuuuuij
' proposition would havo saved all tho rest
of the Southern States, cud long before
this, at a trifling expense of money, and at
a small loss of life, tho rebellious States
would havo been humbled beforo the flag
of the Union.
But how did thn plirenzy of the Aboli
tion leaders moot that proposition ? They
said away with it, away with it, and
crucify all who admiuister it. They furth
er said, leave tho slavo States go ! Wo
1 can do without them, and we will speedily
reap the advantages of a separation.
Vhen the conservative element of the
nation proclaimed itself for the Union,
then tho AbolUionists assumed that tncy
were tho war party, and denounced all
othsrs as rebel sympathizers.
I That tho Abolitionists aro in favor of
prosecuting tho war for their love of thcUu
ion I am sure it isuot tho case. Their object
is to abolish slavery only, and if that
should fail thoy will again spcedly raise
their old cry of ukl the Union slide."
I Gentlemen, it is tho mission of tho
Democratic party to savo tho Union.
1 " UJS ll""'0 u"c" ' "'" -""--
. t. I. - 1 ....... r- i,nn n lrtffil 11 it nnliAnn
party II mis UVI.I u.liv. uwiiau.un.ttiii
law as the only safeguard of freedom. It
was tho party that hurled from power tho
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aULIlOlS Ol lllu 111U1I hum euu uuu ihhi ia
,u,'"ua ul . '
i ycars aS0' d for al1 that Pcr'f tlw
' Sea our 81,,P 01 DlJ,u ")
gloriously through tho waves of civil com-
moiion and tho dangers 01 iorcign wars,
I regard tho Clay Whig party, and tho
Douglas Democraoy as genuine branches
of the old jjomoeratio party 01 1 uo
I Whonl SCO UCn. CCOlt anil i'llliaru
' Fillmore, and Crittenden, and Kctohum,
and Hunt, and all tho old prominon
Whigs of twenty -five years ago, now un
ited at tho polls with the Democraoy, I
can have no
doubt tbafif tho immortal
saco of Ashland, that purest of patriots,
1 most eloquent of orators, and wisest of
I statesmen, Henry Clay, were still alive and
THE DARKENED EARTH."
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1SG3,
in our midst, ho too would lend his voico
in favor of that party whoso watch-words
arc the ''Constitution as it is," and "Tho
y must nnd s,all b(j prMOrvcdi.,
.ril A1.n1!ilnn lnn.lnrit hml .n 11tl M
of tho character of tho contest they wore !
uuiuiiug upuU) inuif jji uviaiuwi iuv
war would bo over in tixty days. They ,
have had all tho money thoy asked for, all ( Leo, and the consequent threatening of tho
tho men they asked for, and yet tho war border of Pennsylvania, twenty live rcg
rages with unexampled fury at tho end of ' intents of infantry wore orgauized aud,
CUO days. The result for tho last 18
months demonstrates clearly the necessity
of a universal change of rulers, aud as old
Whigs claim to love their country moro
than party I hopo they will all speedily
unite under tho Democratic flag, for the
slavation of our Union.
Daniel P. MittEit
EST" Lackawanna County. A bill
has passed our Stato Lcgislaturo by an
almost unanimous vote nnd feigned by tho
Governor, providing for the erection of a
now County from the northern townships
of Luzerne. The Hons. Win. Biglcr, II.
S. Mott and James Pollock, aro named in
the act as Commissioners to run the lines,
and locate the County Scat. Besides tho
usual sections providing for the holding
of Coutts, ite., the bill requires that an
election shall be held on the third Thurs
day of July next for the special purpose of
submitting the measure directly to the peo
ple, in accordance with a lato amendment
to the Constitution.
Or!) Twenty Millions.
The U. S. Senate has passed tho bill
appropriating Twenty Millions of Dollars
to aid in tho abolition of slavery in Miss
ouri! This sum divided among tho loyal
Slates according to population, would re
quire form Pennsylvania oulij about 52,
TiikExtiia Mileage. It is said that
tho Hon. Stephen Baker, of New York,
is the only member of the lato House of
Representative who positively refused to
rcccivo the third milage. The aggregate
amount paid to gentlemen ou this account
is probably ?80,0U0.
General Uuenside, having been as
signed to a command of which ha will as
sumo tho duties into lew days, loft the city,
this aftcrnoou, for tho North.
" An individual who tried to clear
his conscience with an egg, is now endea
voring to raiso his f-pirits with yeast. If
ho fails in this, it is his doliberato inten
tion to blow out his brains with a bellows,
and sink calmly into the arms of a youii"
KrS Nature confesses that she has be
stotved upon tho human race heats of the
softest mould, iu that she has given us
E3f An auctioneer, vexed with his audi
ance, said, 'I am a mean fellow moan as
dirt and feel at home in this company.''
53" The Democratic Stato Covention
of Connecticut, which met in the City of
Hartford on tho 18th ult., was the largest
ever assembled thero, Hon. Thomas II
Seymour, Minister to Russia under the at the menials , think that a merry heart
Administration of ex-President Pierce, is a continual feast, and depart to vour
and one of the most gallant, chivalrous ' daily business, imagining yourself a suf
and unflinching Democrats in tho Uniou, ' fererfrom indigestion
was nominated for Governor. The nomi- J
nation was hailed with great enthusiasm. I Mauk it. Horace Greeley, in a la'o
We hopo to see victory perching on the issue of his Now York Tribune, says; ,(I
bannors of the Connecticut Democracy. wa3 willing in the winter of 1800-01, to
3" 'let the Cotton States go,' if they roally
Pkotbst of Illinois, A letter from desired it. I was not only then willing
Spiingfield, 111., ihus refers to the rcsolu- that the Union should in good faith mako
tions adopted by tho Legislature of that , them tho offer, but I now deeply r.'grct
State, in reforonoe to Mr. Lincoln's craan- that it was not made and acted on."
cipation scheme t I While such is '.lie avowal of tho most in-
Mr. Green's joint resolutions protesting
ugaiust compensation 10 tuou otaies as may
abolish slavery, wero adopted by the
House yesterday and their adoption has
been reported to the Senate, which ha3
already acted upon them. Thcso impor
tant resolutions havo now been adopted
by tho Legislature, and havc gouo to tho
world as the opiuion of tho pooplo of Illin
ois on the subject of compesated omanci
pation. Mr. Lincoln's own Stato is the
first to repudiato bis new heresy. Other
States will follow and he will find that
his sclicmo will be ono of the most unpop
ular ever devised by au administration,
BQ7-TI10 Philadelphia Post-Office has
been removed to the now building on
OhcEtnut Street, next the Custom House.
JK2f Cassius M.Clay has been appoint-
( ed minister to Ruisia in place of Cameron
Tho Adjutant Oeneral, in compliance
with a resolution of the House of ltcprs
sontative of ILo 15th ult., says.
..j jjiiyu iuu uuuu. IU OIUIU IIIUI, UUUCi
tho oaU 0f the Governor, of tho 11th of
''I have the honor to stato that, under
Ot'piOulUCr laa upon
Maryland by the rebel forces under Gen.
actually placed in tho service, of the
United States, with tho full complement of
field and company officers to each, which,
with twelve uuattacbed companies, (eleven
of cavalry and ono of infantry,) also fully
organized, would mako an aggregrato of
That the President of the United States
having by letter to tho Governor, sanc
tioned his call and agreed to received
those troops into tho service of tho Uuitcd
States, I proceeded to tho city of Wash
ington, by tho direction of tho Gnvcnor,
on the 127th ultimo, and submitted to the
Secretary of War an estimate of appro
priation required for their payment, and
for transportation required for their pay
ment and for transportation aud subsis
tence furnished by individuals.
This estimate received tho approval of
tho Secretary of War. and wns transmitted
by him to the Chairman of tho committee
of Ways aud Means, and as I am officially
advised, has been inserted in tho General
Appropiiation Bill. A9 soon as the bill
shall become a law, the war Department
will make arrangements for the time thoy
were in service, aud for tho liquidation of
of all proper claims arising under the
call. Very respectfully,
A. L. RussEi,,
Adjutant General of Pennsylvania
We publish tho above for tho benefit of
thoso of our readers who havc been leok
ing for some definito action as to the pay
ment of those troops who, uudcr Governor
Curtiu's order, relinquished the tios of
home and sacrificed pecuniary interest to
march to resist the invasion of their native
and adopted State. In these dark days of
speculation and fraud, they do not feel
deposed that tho moneys due them shall
go into the pockets of the hangers ou of
tho Administration. It is for ihii reason
they will hail with satisfaction, and
pleasure tho information contained above.
If tho Government wero not able, there is
uot a man anions the volunteers, wo ven
ture to say, who would urge the shadow of
a claim. But, iu tho?c days of supera
bundant "greenbacks" and abundant
fraud, tho case is an entirely different
Maxim tor IIusiiands. Resolv in
morning to bo patient and cheerful during
the day. Laugh heartily on finding all
tho buttons off your shirt as usual. Say,
merrily, ''Boys will bo boys," when you
discover that tho children havo emptied
tho contcuts of tho water jug into your
boots, On gashing your chin with a
razor, remember that beauty is but skin
deep ; and in order to divci t your thought
from the pain, recite a speech from Hamlet
or indulge in one of tho harmonies of your
native land. If breakfast is not
ready for you chuckle and grin pleasantly
fluential man and paper in tho Republican
ranks, the Republican papers here have
' the impudence to assert that the war is
prosecuted to prescrvo tho Union !
TiTe following appeard on a loiter from
a soldier, addressed to a young lady '-Sol
dier s letter, and na ry a red. Hard tack
in place of bread. Postmaster shove this
.11 t. . , .
luruugu. iuUarya Bla.Up, uutseiuit
n n rn, n
Conferee Convention. The Con-
farces to elect a Senatorial Delegate to the
Sti'to Convention, from the counties of
Columbia, Montour, Nonhumborlind a d
Snyder, will meet at Northumberland
.. .., , , ,r , . ,
on Monday tho 10th day of Marou, inst.
car Tho appointment of G. Nelson
Smith, ol Johnstown, as a Paymaster in
the army has beon conhrmeil by the ben-ate,
$2 00 PER ANNUM.
VOLUME 27 ?
A Clirist.Hn General.
Tho following correspondence ought to
have appeared earlier in our papor. It
was first published in tho Boston Courier.
which said : "We rejoice in the oppor-
muiiy 10 puuiisuiue lonowing profoundly
interesting and effecting correspondence-,
communicated to u by a valued friend :"
My Dear Sir : Tho following corres
pondence between Qen M'Clellan and
Bishop Whipple of Minnesota, took place
immediately after tho battle of Antiotani.
Tho Bishop, who had known the General
for yoars, allowed mo to tako a copy ot jy
tho corrospondecco but not for publica
tion. Sinco the removal of General
M'Clellan, however, thcro would seem U
be no impropriety in tho publicution, and
possibly may throw some light on the
secret ofhis power over the army, in gain
ing their lovo and inspiring their onfi'
Yours, cvC, j". A. B.
Headquarters or the Ahmy or Tun
My Dear Bishop: Will you do me
tho favor to perform Divine Sarvioe in my
camp this evening? If you can give mo a
couple hours notice, I shall be glad of it
that 1 may be ablo inform tho Corps in
the vicinity. After flic groat success that
God has vouchsafed us I feel that wo
cannot do less than to avail ourselves of
the first apportunity to render to Him tho
thanks that arc duo him alone. I, for ono
feel that result is tho result of His great
mercy : and would bo glad that you should
be the medium to offer the thanks 1 fool
duo from this army and from the country
Earnestly hoping you will accede to my
I am, very respectfully,
Your humble servant-,
G. B. M'CliKLIiAN
Major Gc7i. Com'g.
To Bishop Whipple.
Frederick, Sept, 21, 18G2.
My Beat General: I have spent the
day iu visiting your bravo boys who aro
in tho hospital hero. I had the privilege
also to visit the waysido hopttals, between
here and the camps. I am sure it will
gladden your heart, as it did my own to
-cc tho great lovo tlfy to bear you.' When I
told them how tenderly you had spoken of
them, and how you knelt with me in pray
er for God's blessing upon them, many a
brave fellow wept for joy ; and on cvory
side I heaid, "God bless b.im,"'Gcu", bless
tho General," while here and there some
veteran claimed the privilege to say, "God
bless little Mao." I had tho opportunity
to cimmend somo djing men to God, and to
whisper the Sayliu s r.amo in their car for
the last journey.
If I did uot fear of worrying yon, I
could wiito au hour, telling you of worJs
of loving confidence snoken bv thoss bravi.
sufferers, who have been with you in good
aud evil report. I will not. Butltaunot
close without telling you how sweet is the
remembrance of the pleasant service held
in your camp, nor to assure you that it is
a pleasure every day to ask God to bless
you. Your way is rough. Many do not
know you. Many arc jealous of your sue-
ccsss. Many will try to fetter y u But let
no cloud above, or thorn beneath, troublo
you. Above you is God our Father, Christ
our Savior ,thc Holy Ghost our Comfortor.
God will hear our prayers. It may bo a f
weary, foot sore way, but thire is light
God bless you.
I am, with lovo,
Ycur servant for Christ's sake.
II. B. WmrpuB.
'fi3- Last summer tho editor of tho
Miltonian published a lot ol lies about
Mr. Puidy, the editor of tho Suubury
Dimociat. Mr. Puidy prosocutod the
lying Abolition whelp, which brought
! him to his senses
10 get out ot tho
scrape, the skutik agreed to pay Mr Pur
dy's attorneys and all tho -other costs,
aiid aUo publish a retraotioo. The fol
lowing is tho
An arliclo published in the Miltonian
of July 23th, 180', in rolorenco to T. II.
Purdy, Esq., of the Sunbury Beinocwt,
av'DS ).CCI mauo tne sunjcci 01 proscci
tion asainst myself and Lee M. Morton,
. ... , f ,
,lntr'mrit.il In liU nlinrnnter. I hereby ns-
sort that I believe t'10 artiolo insofar as
f. " . . . WM .,, n, (1 mUr,1(J ns
1 ,nnW f nntbinn- ar-ainst tho ohnracter
of Mr. Purdy as a man of integrity and
honor. I thorcfore retract rny and all
parts of said article, which may in any
inauncr unpoach his stahding nf a man of
Uonor boro.0 the pubHo H 1?USK
1 thiuk I'havo seen you before,
B,r. aro you not Owen Smiih!1' "Ob,
BIT , UU Jl'U UUb VM.V.i UUlllUi t J j
yes, I'm owen' Jones, and owon' Hi Jju' i I
aud owen' ever) body."