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AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER.
LEVI L. TATE, EDITOR.
"TO HOLD AND TKIM TUB TORCH OF TRUTH AND WAV 13 IT O'ER THE DARKENED EARTH."
TERMS: $2 00 PER ANNUM.
VOL. 17. NO. 13.
RLOOMSEURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PENN'A,, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1863,
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY) BY
LEVI L. TATE.
ix dloomsbwkj, Columbia county, ta.
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In the new Uriek Building, opposite the
Exchange, by the Court House. "-Drvio-e
alio Head Quartets."
The following stotu.n nro ftm tlio pen of lli wlfu
nftlicgnllaM l'lmnlor, nf llio Frnkllii (iazeltc. Mr.
Vallandlghnm slmulil feI n plcnsuro in patting tune
lines uinnng tin! loiuiU tint tlio fair lover, nf tin-brave
anil noble) have heretoforn shimeieil upon him. Anion;
all h iirtinlrcrs tlicro la not u truer woman than tint
tilsli iouIocI Jlra. Ijoulsa II. Klunilen :
run TiiKrnr.cjns' jouitxAt
(Written Immediately alter hearing of .Mr. Va!landl
ham', wicked Arrest.)
They como, like cowanld na they wore, at night,
And ttole the father from his preclou. fold
The pcoplc'a champion of Truth and flight
Vallandlgham the honest ami tlio hold I
They dare not venture on a ilcci io hi to
When men were wake ful 'ncath tic mm'alirlghtcyo
Dut shrank with guilty fear the host, tn face
Who ready stood to shield their chief, or die.
11 jt they were seen- the star, in hsar.n's height
Kijiicd the lawless, miscreant, hireling crowd,
And grieved and shamed, they I nsted from tho sight,
And hid their shining faces 'ucath n shroud.
And the fair, queenly moon sailing on high,
As she looked down upon the fiendish crew,
full J at tho sight and veiled her Bllvery eye
Lteliind tho vloud. that darkened at the view
Yes. they were seen above, afar, beyond.
Cut On. with potent brow, that woeful uiglit
Nor distance nr did dnrkn.si prove a bond
To ill '.ll lid vision from that shameful tight.
Vallandighaml the God whom thou dot serve,
for every ill tho tyrant henpa on then,
"Wis red right arm" with vengeance dire will ncno
To smite the foe. of Kiglit and Liberty.
Vallandighaml wise, ncble, bravo and good I
Honored vf all whoa: heart, round freedom twino ;
We'd sooner make thy garb, unstained by lilonj,
Our UoJ, than yield one r.od ut Lincoln's shrine.
True friendn of Liberty I how long will yo,
Huplnu, trampled 'ueath tlio t) mill's hoel 1
I'roeborn I freebrcd I why bund tlu servile knee I
Up 1 gird your loins w ith the avenging steel.
The people's favorite son from home is torn
Recaose, forsooth, he sought his country's good.
And lo.ouiQ sccr.t prison vil.ly b omc ;
.Itcscuc your chief, ye patriot brolhcihood I
X STO&Y OB? TU-DIST.
nr c. k. n. nowu.
Mrs. Smith ! Of course you know her.
IIr husband, Mr. Smith, is a dealer in
codfuh, gimlets, molasses, cotton goods
and patent medicines. Mr. and Mrs Smith
are of the real Ion t tho rcchircltc of
society, and the Lew month consider Mn.
Smith the kite of their particular clement,
you meet Mrs. Smith upon the street and
politely raise your hat, or more probably
duck your head in a bow, in token of, 'I
would cut it off, if it would render you any
pleasure.' Now you would hardly believe
that Mrs. Smith that tichly drossed and
fashionable lady with proud and elastic
step, and a contemptuous curl at servant
.girls upon hot beautilul and haughty lip,
wis ouce a servant ah, twioe sorvant
girl, aHd factory hand iu the Yankee land
of Lowoll. That's to her honor. For have"
not Kings married commoners, and Dukes
made Duchesses of peasant girls ? She
was haughty, a few months ago, but tbero
has been a change. Thoso who onco
thought her all arrogance, now Cud iu her
Amiability, and thoso that thought her
haughty, now love her lor horsy mpithctic
kindnes. Thereby begins our story.
Mrs. Smith, was at ono time, tho most
unploasant mistress servant girl ever at
tempted to ploaso ; and if, by dint of poi
severance, any one of them remained in
her employ two weeks, Mr Smith's as
jtonisbraent was plainly visible.
Well, Smith puts on airs as well as Mrs
Smith it was by a lucky accident he
got started and followed up his fortune
until ho obtained hu present importance.
Tell Smith how ho worked at common
labor, a few years ago, or how he learned
tho art of buying and selling for profit, by
graduating from boarding houso waiter to
stewardship, and thoro learned his first
idea of 'trade' ho will probably reply s
Ah, then was old times.' Old times, true
enough '. Jnst a decade gono since them
The roan at tho intclligoneo offico had
sent fivo different girls to Mrs. Smith's
oroploy in two weeks, and on this particu
lar morning Mrs Smith wanted a now
'Mr. Smith,' said tho lady, addrcssiug,
her sonior partner jn a tono that said
plainer than words, I havo an ordor for
yoa M)U morning. 'Mr Smith, tha steam
er haii arrived ; I sco by this morning a
paper that thoro was thrco huddred womou
on board, and I should think tlint you
might get mp a real good servant woman,
1 want no more girls about this Uou,so, J
Relievo that if I liaya as much trouble an
other six months with servant girls ai I
have had within the past sir, I shall go
distracted, die or bo obliged to do my own
'Well, my dear,' Smith replied, in a
bautoring tono ofvoiooto his wifo ban
tering with Mrs. Smith was like litllo boys
venturing on thin ice 'Well, my dear, if
you do tho first act, I bhall take good caro
of you in the Asy'um ; if tho second, I
will sec you decently entombed ; and if
you do your own housework, I will pny
you servant's wages reijularly. Tlicro !'
For a moment Mrs Smith held her
breath ; then camo low niuiterings Smith
began to move. Then tho first sharp drops
from between her pearl-like teeth and rosy
lips. Smith was in the hall. Then,
with tho thumioring majesty of a Xanlip-
pe, junior, sho spoke and .'mith was what wages arc paid hero for help, I only
making his exit by the front slrcot door. arrived yesterday.'
A boy and girl came running into tho J I can assure you, Bridget, that twoiity
brcaksast room while yet tho clouds hung five doll.irs a month is good wages, arid
over tho atmosphere of that cosy place
Mrs Smith smiles aud the sunshine
breaks through. 'Not yet dressed, my
darling ? and the full tide of noonday
brightness shines resplendent all around,
mellowed by the tones of a mother's
'I would like a s ittinlion,' said a mild
sweet face at the Intelligence o,1ico. Tho
face i not what is usually called .pretty,
but there was a charm ,iooU'. tlio whole had kissed them, and hugged them mo
pcrson that was rather prepossessing. to nieces.' - -
The intelligence officer looked at the wo-1
man as only men in that situation can-
to sec if tho woman would suit the place, -
and the place suit the woman. ,
'I have one place ouly' he replied ,
'Mrs Smith's, aud .tin ii one of tho.hard-i
est women to suit we have iu this city.
But if you ato a mind to, you can try tho
place, and if you slay with her one mouth
I will charge you the usual fee ; if not I
will get you another place.'
Tho woman was satisfied to try, and a
boy was sent to ihow her the lady's resi
dence. 'Mrs. Smith,' soliloquized the woman,
as she walked up toward the inan.-ion ;
Mrs, Smith.' A paleness overspicad her
face as sho caught a gli.npc of tho features
of Mrs Smith through the window when hold, and; hnviug less cause to complain,
she turned iuto the basement i f the hom-o ' she became irritable and nervous. One
but with an off irt she gathered courage, day there had been quite an unusual num
and hur check grew red with tho return- her of visitors, and whatever went wrong
iuk flui-h. in the parlor that raised Mrs. Smith's ire
'Mr. , sent this woman,' s.iid tho was visited upon the head oftho unsffjnd-
boy to Mrs. Smith, as they cut-red the iug Bridget.
breakfast room were the children wero Husband,' was Mrs. Smith's cjacula
niaking boats otit of egg shells and float- tion of complaint, as soon as Smith entered
ingthem iu pondi of coffee, j that evening, 'to-morrow morning, wheu
'Another woman !' cried Kd, running you go down town, leave a note at the in
up to her and catching hold of l.ergown. telligenco office, and tell them to send
'Another woin'u '. .' liped little Kale, as another womau, Bridget was quite impu
sho followed her brothers example. I dent and saucy to-day, and I will not put
'Woman, never mind them,' said Mrs. J up with a servant's impudence.'
Smith, as the woman placed her baud . 'But. wife,' was Smith's remonstrance
upon their heads. 'Ed and Kate,' she j I thought that Bridget was chief par ex
continued, 'go and be dressed go this celleucc of housemaids, audi think you
insiut, or I'll whip you. said."
The children did not heed the mother, 'Mr. Smith, I know what a servant
and the woman was hardly conscious of should be,' sho exclaimed, 'and I do not
cither. She seemed all attention to other
thoughts perhaps about her own children
or thoso she loved and left behiud. Tho
office boy, tho while, was saying, 'And
Mr. says ho hopes sho will suit you,
and since there has been so much said
about girl's wages in the papers they aro
all going off into the country and this
ouc came on tho steamboat yesterday,
from the Western States.'
Tho boy's errand done, he left tho mis
tress with the woman. Mrs. Smith seated
herself upon the louugo whilo Iho woman
stood gazing with apparent astonishment
'What country woman are you V Mrs.
Smith inquired, as sho began the formula
of her accustomod chaticitm.
'American,' the woman articulated in
reply, as if half afraid to speak.
'How old nro you V
Maid or Widow?'
'Can you lake good care of children.
Ed and Kate arc two dear sweet children
and if you are nny way cross I fear you
will not suit me.'
l am vory fond of children, madam,'
and the woman fairly shuddered as sho
spako tho word, 'Madam.'
'Cau you wash for the futuily, there in
only four of us I '
'I can try.'
'Can you cook a good dinuor if our ser
vant man help-, you? for sometimes we
havo compauy, at other times wo are not
'I beliovo I can. My aistor used to
praiso mo for being a good couk
'Vour sister 1 Poor soul, perhaps alio
wsa not a judge.' Tho woman bit her
tips until the blood fairly started from
ineir trembling veins, wcll.l will want
you to chamber work besides, and make
yourself gcnorally useful about tho house,
Now, what wages do you expect? j
'Thirty-five- dollars a month I was told ,
was tho usual wages.'
Thirty-live dollars!' and Mrs Smith
raised her eyes in surprise; 'why you
must mean twenty-five dollars; that is the
highest wages I ever paid, flic sxolaiincd.
And Mrs. Smith smiled, for she heard tho
boy say that tho woman had just arrived
aud sho was one of those ladies opposed
to high wages for servants.
'1 suppose it must bo twonty-Gvc,' said
tho woman timidly.' 'I do not know
ii tnai win uoyou, wiiy t n try you.'
Bridget, Mrs. Smith had called her
as Mrs. Smith had called every girl and
women of the fifty she had. Bridget's first
duty was to wash and dress little Ed and
Kate, and somehow or other, the children
were made to look unusually neat that
morning ; and Bridget's eyes wore r ed, as
if from weeping ; and Ed and Kate each
had a valuble story to tell their mother,
an hour afterward.-", how 'the new woman
When Mr. Smith relumed lo dinner,
that evening, he w.s agreeably surprised
tl) fi11(i tua llou,e iu unusuai g00j ortIci..
4ur3, Smith was in cheerful spirits, for she
had found leas to do about the house that
day than she had for a long timo before.
Bridget seemed to bo ahead of her iu
everything, and to anticipate her wants.
The children minded her by iiisiinct, anil
Mr. Smith declared that if Bridget was
as good every day in producing comfort
iu the household as sho was on the first ol
her introduction, ho would not part with
her forthiico her wages.
Two months rolled around and Mrs
Smith began to become uncay iu her new
situation, for she had no occasion to direct
or tupei intend tho affairs of her house-
want you to (ell mo !'
'Yes, yes, I havo no doubt you do !'
aud Smith balanced the soup-plate upon
his finger, :is if in tho act of washing it,
and Mrs. Smith's face blushed red as
'Mr. Smith '.' sho exclaimed and sank
back unablo to articulato more and just
then Bridget entered ar.d cut short the ac
Tho twilight of ovening had como, and
the sitting room was lighted. Mr Smith
look out his portfolio, rang tho bell, and
Bridget entered the room.
'Bridget,' said Mr. Smith, 'lam sorry
but Mr. Smith says sho will dispense with
your services after to morrow. You have
been hero two months I wish I could
say two years aud I am sorry to part
with you. Sign this receipt, and here is a
bonus with your wages.' And ho placed
a package of coin by tho side oftho paper.'
Bridget took up tho pen, aud, in a neat
hand, wrote 'Frances Dcpuo.'
Mr. Smith took up tho receipt and
glanced at the name, and then walked
across the room and held tho paper beforo
his wifo. 'Mrs, Smith,' said ho, 'her
namo is Frances not Bridget.' A blush
suffused Mrs. Smith's faco.
'Frances, what Stato nro you from ?'
inquired Mrs. Smith, as the woman was
leaving tho room,
Massachusetts,' sho replied,
'What part, Frauces ?'
'Was you acquainted with Mr. RoberL
Dopuo'a family, they have tho nauio naroo
as yourself V bUccagorlyjuruirca.
'Yes; quite well,' sho answerod, very j
n.1 !, tl,n l,l rronilm,,,., in tlriB ?'
Mrs. smith earnestly asucti, aim continuoti
'I liavo not heard from thcro in a long
'No, ho is dead,' sho replied with a
sigli. 'Ho has been dead almost a year '
'Dead I Poor old man 1' Mrs. Smith
exclaimed, and sho brushed away a t2ar '
from her cheek. 'Tell mo, Frances, all j
vou know about him. aud his death, and 1 1
will be thankful to you for it.
'I suppose his death was like that of
many other naor old men,' sho began and
continued, as a ead expression stolo over
her faco 'Tho old gentleman had two
daughters. The youngest got mariied
and emigrated to St. Louis with her hus
band, leaving tho eldest at homo with the
father. Finally she, too. got married aud
like her youngest sister, emigrated to the
West with her husband, and left the old
gentleman alone; and I believe he never
heard ftom her afterwards only through
strangers. I heard they came to Califor
nia, and it was sa'd that her husband,
.Mr. Smith, was rich.'
!Frances,liasten your recital,' exclaim
ed Mrs. Smith, impatiently' 'and tell ine
about Mr. Dcpuu's dvath.
'The talc is a tdiort one, madam,' re
plied Frances and she gave Mrs. Smith a
look that made h:r tremble. 'The old
gentleman, she continued, 'was left alono
to the tender mercies of strangers. A long
sicklies fulluwod, aim Elliiustcd his once
competent means ; for, in the abscneS f
tho-e who thould have been at his bedside,
there was no one to tak caro of his af
fairs. After all was gone they mercifully
sent the old aontlemau to the almshouse. '
'Oh, my God ! and ho deid there V ex
claimed Mrs Sa.itii, between the choking
sobs that Ctcaped from her lips.
'Oh not, ho did not die there,' Frances
replied, for his yosngnst daughter return
cd. She hud buried her husband at St.
f.ouis, and after gathering his estate to
gether, hc turned her footstens to her
lather's hcuse. 'I he niUfortuno of her j
ouly parent and friend was another sad I
blow to her; but she soon provided a homo i
for him, and for nearly a year she nursed
and watched ever him, and on his death
bed rcooived his last blessing iu reward (
for her dutiful conduct' He is bu tied by
the side of his wife iu the old burying
ground.' Frances grew pale at the recital
and tears fu l, as did those of her hearers. !
Ah ! then my poor old father is dead!' ,
exclaimed Mrs. Smith; 'and Ella, my
sister, where is sho '!
'Sho remained iu Lowell for some time
after her father's death,' Frances contin
ued, 'expecting to hear from her sister
Elizabeth, to whom she had often written
without receiving any reply. She Dually
concluded to come to California. Sho ar-
lived litre two mouths ago,and by a strange
fatality was introduced into her sister's
houso as a servant, where she
Her words wero so calmly speken that
Mrs. Smith was startled. 'How could this
be I exclaimed Mr. Smith, as she sprang
toward Francos, 'and I not know you 1
Ah, Ella Frauces, my sister' and Mrs.
Smith cxten led her arms to embrace her.
But Frances quietly prevented her from
doing so, as sho replied. 'No, Elizabeth,
T am hero as your nsrvant ; as such you
treated me, and as such I will leave.'
And she left the room. Not the prayers
of her sister nor tho entreaties of her
brotlicr-iu-law could eh.ingo her resolve.
It was a terrible lesson to Mis. Smith,
and Mic will never forget it. Ella Frauces lts tl"s s gat as now. 'ilns day
Depuo W was soon after married to a bcforc la.viuB "to in comfortable beds
merchant who know her at St. Louis, and lhis nifiht lot eAery man, every woman,
appreciated her, aud sho is now mistress . rCiolvo wbat of lhcir supcrfluity-wlial of
of a home equal iu wealth to her sister's, thcir comforts what oven of their finery
au.l more rcplote with happiness. , ttay can 8vo to alleviate thai great cry of
With tho exception ol names, this 'offering which comes rrom bc Kappahan
'Slory of To-Day' is truo ; and tho actors uock' A Mbmiikii
need not blush at its roeital, for this is ' 0f 'li0 Woillull's I'n'n Hrnnoli.
but ono of tho mauy that aro stranger "What tliey Have to 1(0 who Stay at
than fiction. llam?'"
. I There is no timo, when relief has a lithe
This Union oh Another Govkiin- of tho value that it has when presented
jin.NT. Tho conservative party throu"h- I immediately after a battle. Iu tho recent
out tho country is pledged firmly to Iho cauipuign in Maryland, tho agents of the
TT,,;n ,. ti. Li.-. i T. I CominiMioD, more than once, where d.
Union causo. Tho radical nartv isovcrv-
where engaged in sowing Iho seeds of
disunion by teaching tho people that tho
I Union as it was is not to bo desired, and
1 that wo nro fighting for somo new gsvern-
ment whtoh is to bo hereafter constructed
Tho only rulo of faith ought to bo the
Constitution, tho solo object of tho war
ought to bo tho old Union. That is woith
fighting for. But as for a new vaguo, un
defined crovcrnmcnt tn suit rd!inU. tlinf
worth n,,,- . ... u, ....
. : t nUrn0so.
Journal of Commerce.
TWENTY YEARS AGO.
IIo.w wondrous aro the changes, Jim,
Sinnr, trnfv vrnr-3 nffll.
vi,pn u vmro woolen drpaoi Jim.
... j j .. -0--,
uoys wore pants oi tow ;
When shoss wcro made of eow-hido,
And socks of homespun wool,
And children did a half day's work
Before they went to school !
. ,, .... i . .
The girls took music lessons Jim,
Upon tho spinning wheel,
A"d practiced late and early, Jim,
On suindle, swift and reel;
Tho boys would ride bareback to mill,
A dozen miles or fo,
And hurry off before 'twas day,
Some twenty years ago.
Tho people rodo to mcctin' Jim,
In sleds instead of sleighs ;
And wagons rodo a3 easy, Jim,
As buggies now-a-days ;
And oxen answered well for teams,
Tho jgh row they'd bo too slow,
For peoplo lived not half so fast
Some twenty years ago.
Oh, well do I remember, Jim,
That Wilson's patent stovo,
That father bought and paid for, Jim,
In cloth our gals had wove ;
And how the neighbors wondered,
When we got "the thing" to go,
And said 'twould hurst and kill us all
Some twenty years ago.
Yes, everything i different Jim,
From what it "used to was;"
For men are always tampering Jim,
With God's groat natural laws,
And what on '-arth we're coming to
i Docs any body know ?
I For everything has changed so much
J . Sinco twenty years ago.
iSanitarv Comuii'ssiC Depart-
i meut. " - -
A CRY FIIOM THE UATTLE-i'IELD,
During the long pause of suspense,
while waiting for the inevitable battles of
this Spring, the interest and activity of
our benevolent people army ward have
boon greatly on the want;. The first en- j
thusiasm, which incited men to generous
giving and women to be overflowing in
good works, has grown cold. We have
become accustomed to the thought of war.
No moving talcs of special suffering have
stirred us lately. The soldiers in our
i thinned hospitals arc comfortable, and
kindly cared for. In truth, we are very
' prosperous here at home, and much at
' ease, and settled down upon our loss. But
' now a cry como up into our can from off
, the battle-field. Strong crying of sorrow
' aud anguish. Awaken, pitiful hearts !
' Arise up ye that sit at easel It i time to
give and to work. Let us picture to our
1 selves thofc sorrowful scene? about Fred
'ericksburg; our brothers lying alone upon
the cold grouud, bleeding their lives away
, with the fever-thirst of wounds upou them,
crying out unheard for water; waiting
terrible hours, days even, for the mercies
of the surgeon's knife, while their wounds
turn to gangrene, Let us picture it as of
our sons, our husbands, and then resolve
what we will do. Wo cannot all flock to
tho battle-field to minister to tho sufferers,
but all can strengthen tho bauds and ex
tend the power of tried aud experienced
ministers by giving freely of their goods
! The most extcuded agency for such re
lief, tho longest in tho field, best known
and proven, is the U. S. Sanitary Commis
sion. Head tho record of its works of
mercy at Antictam, at Murfrccsboro', du
nn !m lcrnuiu D'6'a campa.gu,
nd elsewhere, and then make haste to put
il in ils Powcr t0 rcPcat liko JccJs- Ncvur
Kcrc its coffors fc0 """P'J'' and "0Vin" wcrc
i, . . ii
tributicg from its stores to tho wounded on
tho field, whilo engagements wcro yet in
El'ogress; aud within thrco days after tho
attlo of Antictam, more than forty of its
chosen agents wore on the ground, syste
matically employed in tho samu duty ;
and &uccor, in one lorm ot another, had
been extended by them to cf,
It may bo said with confidouco, that nil
tho goods which tho Commission wero ablo Among the other appointees by the new
to bring upon this battle field were made, incumbents, wo notice two well-known
in their life-saving power, a hundred fold "gentlomen oftho Pross," to wit: John
inoro valuable thun they would havo been M. Cooper, Esq., of Chambersburg ; aud
if they had been thrown into other chan- J, Montgomery Forstcr, Esq., of Harris
ncla, and delivered with only the usual burg. Heading Gazette f Venocrai.
advantages of those who operato indepen
dently of the Commifsion.
The Commission has been censured for
attempting to accumulate supplies, and for
holding them iu reserve at a distance from
the scat of war, and gifts havo been with
held from it on this account, aud sent to
those who wero eager to bestow them with
thoughtless libcralttv wherever n tolilier
could be found disabled for a timo from j
duty. Nothing can be more certain than j
u ai uau an taKon mis course, 1110 nves 01
hundreds of brave men, each dear to somo
fireside, would ha e been lost at Antictam,
which havo now been saved. This will
uot bo regarded as aa extravagant state
ment wheu it is known that thoro wero 1 the Union is so thoroughly sp it up, that it
thirty regiments of one Stato alone, which ; ticver am be got together again. A rcun
wont into this battle absolutely without ion with tho South on any terms is death to
tho smallest particle of medical or susgi- jail this generation. But, at any rate tho
cal stores in tho hands of their surgeons ; taxes, whiih the people havo not bcun to
that tho Government supplies sent out for feci ; the debt aud tho conscription, n4t
their relief did not reach tho ground till I yet begun, but to como, will damn every
tho tnird day after thOjliattle, and that one ' man concerned in lowing thorn."
of the largest of tho field hospitals was
provided by tho Commission, not only
with stihsuAtcncn stores, beddinrr. clothing.
and medicine, but for several days with . ,uat tuc' a''0 a "played-out'' party. Many
tho only medical attendance which tho ( of them are already showing a rcstivenosu
patient in it received. under party drill, which bodes no good to
Let the full meaning o this bo fel , and the at,ulinistrat5oni promlncnt
let it bo roinemheied (that, in what was ' , in, 'uui.iii umoug
done here, every contributor to the treas- ' ,uosc s,a,lU3 Col. A Iv. McClurc late chair
ury or Iho stores of tho Commission had 11,an f the Republican Stato committee.
part, as much as if the aid thus civin had Tlio Valley snirit, noticinr? a SDOoeh deliv-
been tendered in pcrsnu to the saffcrors cre(l by him in Chambersbdrg on the 21st
on tho field; perhaps oven more so, for, 'if .n, .,, f,,, ,
placed in the hands of men instructed and i"1';'"8 tho fg language :
trained how best to use it, each gift re-1 .'Wo cannot refrain from expressing tho
ceived a valuo which it might not have ?P'n,10" that Ll3 P?h wa a n'0Jt roraar
had in the hands of tho contributor. It kablc one to be delivered by a Republican
vviil be seen, then, that iu proportion as , sl,eakor a ,a Republican meeting. Ho
the principle of Union is adhered to, in tho i cccl by administering a powerful
bestowmentof theso gifts, their value is rebuke to his partisan friends who disagreed
increased, and that iu cverv departnse '"lb them iu politics. Theso men had
from this principle thcro is a waste of thrt from ,ur. dst side by side with Ro-
which may otherwise be. to the saving of Ph 'cans, their blood vas shed upou every
;r0i battle-field, their dead bodies havo been
Tho impulso may be a natural ono
which seeks to know even the individual
. :c. i
and to "ivc-t'n by the hands of somo
?"a.! ! U mnt h nhvln,,,
nni'sor. iii'uu , iiuui uur 11111a uiu ui'duhyuu
friend or neighbor ."llSt UlP.2sl b obotis
me m or uoguoor , hku
that it is to say the least, a !,ign? n
oi ocnsroicnoo anu ot patriotism winch
asks only to have a roasonalo assurance
h.?t.t,,,LB?ld,e".,ot tb0 "n,on, Wl 1 b0
noipcu y our ouerings, wnen anu wucrc
M, mnsr nnn,l nr i,,.i., o,i ii,., i i,
tho exercise of this larger benevolence that was tual 11 not endorse a binb'
measures of relief can bo taken at all ado- 1 "'urc oftho Administration, whilo the
qnatc to- the necessities of the army, or Pa!lk.cr concluded with the significant dec
commensurate with the grandeur of its laration 'hat he considered his first duo
purples. ! "ue t0 bs country, and would follow that
Associate MANAonrs or the Women's tlut3' U'ough it might lead into a different
Pennsylvania Branch. Path lrom tb:,t 'n which ho had hetetoforo
The Board of Managers of the W. P. B. , travelled,
appointed, at their last meeting, the fol- Language like iho foregoing, coming
lowing nssociaio managers :
Mrs. Samuel Lcipcr aud Miss Fclton,
Delaware county ; Mrs. Hicster, West
Chester, county ; Miss Sarah N. Walter,
Montrose, Susquehanna county ; Mis3
Lucy E. Moore, Wellsboro,' Tioga county;
Mrs J. II. Barton, Lock Haven, Clinton
county ; Mrs Mary Bullock, Mauch Chunk
Carbon county ; Mrs Rachel B. Evans,
rsornstown luontgomcry county; Airs. 11
E. Little, Tunkhannoek, Wvominir co ;
Mrs, P. A E stcr, Harrisburg, Dauphin
The Women's Pennsylvania Branch
U. S, Sanitary CommisMon acknowledges
the receipt, during tho month of April, of
the following boxes, barrels, and packages:
Note by the Editor. Here follow a
large list of Boxes, Packagas, &c., received
by tho Sanitary Commission which wc
have no room now to puldith.
The Ni:w State Oiticeus. On Mou
day, the 4th inst., iu accordance with tho
law, the new State officcrs,.to wit :
I aac Slcuker, Auditor CIcneral,
James P. Barr, Surveyor Genoral,
William N. McGrath, Stato Treasurer,
All Democrats, who wcrc elected the
iir.t two names, by tho psoplo in October
last, and tho la.'t by the Legislature iu
January entered upon tho duties of their
respective offioos. They succeeded Thos
K.Cochran as Auditor General; Henry
Souther (who was appointed for the un
expired term of the hjto Gen. Win, II,
Kciin) as Survcj or General ; and Henry
D. Moors as State Treasurer all Repub
licans. The new Auditor General has re-appointed
W. Q. Wallaco as Chiof Clerk, a
position he has hold for many years, un
der various Administrations.
Tho new Surveyor General has appoint
ed Maj. Thomas J. Itehrer, an old Berks
county man, as his Chief Clerk. Maj.
Rchrer held this placo for a long time,
uuder nil ohanges of Administration, until
removed by the late Gen, Keim.
Tho uew Stato Treasurer has called our
old friond Win. D. Boas, Esq., back to his
oid place as Chiof Clerk aud Casbiorof tho
, Treasury and a butter or more faithful
' officor docs not live. Meu of all parties
' must aud will approve this excellent ap
pointment. Daniel K. Weidnor, Esq , of
Berks, lato a mombcr of tho Legislature,
has been appointed as Assistant Clerk in
' Iho Treasury Department.
Beading tho Signs.
Henry J, Raymond, editor of tho New
York Tunes, (Abolition) in recent speech,
"Wo aro about played out as a party.
Wo played tho "Maine law" a good on
ough Morgan for tho timo being but it
played out. It may last Eiucolu's timo
out but if we hold on till then, thcro in
tnoi one ot us Imnir. that will over irot n.
to public life again. Webd is wisely get
ting out of the sorapo. Gueklky is fool
enough to hang on. The only hope there
is for ami of USt IS ti) kcenOtlliiG ttitir until
Jmt so. There is uot a Bcpublioan cf
any penetration iu tho country but knows
u,,rV , ulrouS ?'r streets, lolloweci uy
f whole comnmn.ty, in teats aud sorrow
lhese men arc uot traitors, said the Col.
. . - - , .
.nw. anu Know it
He then i-noke of
Emancipation Proclamation-. Ho was
not prepared to say he would have issued
it, baJ ,10 been in'Mr L;Ilcollys positi(jnt
y i,n jmi.,..j .i.. :p.. .i..i ?: ,t..
anu 'ttion oftho Union it
,h I n wt'i?t.blio may live.-
,,, vulpu. r.- hh
t no most lcmarkable feature ol lrrfc 'I'1-1-""
irom so high a sourco, and dcliv-
crcd before a So-called "Union Leacuc,"
falls liko a wet blnnknt nnm, tlm,,. -,,,,;.
rators against the peaco of the country, and
mav well send a thrill of terror to tho
j occupants of the white hou'o, admonishing
' them tho foundation on which they ttaud"
like tho "apples ofsodom" arc crumbling
'to dust beneath their feet
Judge Pearson's Opinion.
J udgc Pearson, of the Dauphin District,
well known throughout the State as a Re
publican, in a recent charge to the Grand
Jury, puts a total extinguisher Upon that
class of sycophants whose fidelity is to
the Administration instcadjof the Consti
tution. The Judgosays : "Do not mis
understand mo on this point; men havo
the most unlimited right to condemu, aud
if you plcaso, to rail at the National Ad
ministration, and to object to tho wanner
in which it conducts public affairs.
funics will always exist in every fren
couutry, and whelher men will sustain or
oppose a particular Administration, is ono
iu which thcro should ever be the most
pcifect freedom of opinion.'1
This language, coming from a Repub
lican Judge, aud pronounced 'officially,'
should, wo think, 'tako down' tho self
constituted class of dictators who infest
every looalsty aud disturb its peaco and
order. But the Judge administers still
severer rebuke to theso Administration
parasites in the following pertinent son
tonco. -He says i
'There certainly can bu no difficulty
with persons of ordinary intelligence iu
drawing tho distinction between sustaining
tho Government itself, aud sustaining or
opposing those who temporarily administer
its affairs, (J. o. Administration.) The
latter is a question of party, the former of
Taxation. In Albany, N. Y., tho
Republicans called upon the citizens to
support the Republican candidates in tho
recent inuncipal election ''to savo them
selves fronUaxation." To this tho Al
bany Argus well replies as follows s
Tho Tax Payers will remember that
Their broad is taxed by Republican !
Their toa is taxed by Rrpublicaus I
Their sugar is taxed by Rcpublioaus '
Thcir business is taxed by Republicans!
Their clothing is taxed by Republicans!
In short, that everything they oat, drink
or wear is taxed by a reckless Adminis
tration, not to supply tho reul ncojssity of
the couutry, but to frco and enrich an ar
my of greedy, partizstmr, nud to pave with
''greenback' the road r iho nest Pr i