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VOL. 17. NO. 29. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PENN'A,, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1863, VOLUME 27.
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Oh, State, prayer founded I never hung
Bucli choice upon a posple'i tongue,
Such power to Most or ban,
At that which makes thy wlilipcr l'nlc.
l'or which on thectho ccnturle. wait,
Ami dettlnlca of man.
Acron thy Alliglianlnn chain,
With eroanlnga from the homes of pain,
Tim coot wlml Amis Its way :
Wild-wailing from Delaware's flood,
The crying of thy children' blood
Is In thy cars to day.
And unto thee, in freedom' hour
Uf sorest iiPcd, UoJ gives theo power
T. ruin or to save,
To wound or heal, to blight or blcis
With fruitful field or wilderness,
A free home or n grave I
Nay. more: transcending time and plate,
The question of the human race
Js thine vo solve nncw;
And,' tremb'lng doubtful on thy breath,
A thrill of life or pang of death
Shall reach the wido earth through.
Then le"t thy Virtue match the crime,
Ilise to the level uf the time ;
And, If a son of thine
Iktray.or tempt thee, llriitus like,
Tor Fatherland nnd freedom rtriKc,
As justice gives the sign.
Wake, sleeper, from thy dream of case,
The great occasion's forelock scizi-,
And let the North wind strong
And golden leaves of Autumn ko
Tho coronal nl victory
And thy triumphant song.
KDITHD HV LCVI I,. TAT I!, I'ROFIURTOR
Saturday, September I!, 18GS
Tin: Preservation of the Constitution,
'J HE RESTORATION OF Till! UNION,
And the Supremacy op the Laws.
"Thino own moutli condemns thee, and
not I ; yea, thino own lips testify against
Universally charged with gross ne
glect in allowing tho iuvasion of the State
by a small dctachmoni of cavalry under
Stuart in October 18CJ,cvch tho friends
of Governor Curtin have not undertaken
lo defend him. Wo aro more generous ;
for although it is impossible to deny, that,
with a man of martial spirit for commander-in-chief,
Stuart would not have pen
etrated into Pennsylvania, or, if ho did,
would not have returned with impunity ;
it is duo to Governor Curtin to say that
ho has always disclaimed fitness to ex
orcise military functions, except those, at
onco safe and profitable, connected with
tho Quarter Master and Commissary De
pigments ; anil, that, besides this natural
proclivity for gain and repugnance to
peril, he did not Anticipate, and probably
had no information, of tho rapid move
ment of tho rebels.
ITaving, howovcr, been taught by Stu
art the plain and painful lesson of 1 802,
it should have been a stauding warning to
the Governor of the liability of the State
to invasion and its practicability ; and
thus was imposed on him special obliga
tion to perpetual vigilance and preparation.
His oath, bis duty, the honor of the State,
tho protection ol our people, tho suppres
sion of tho rebellion, all required that
instant and persistent measures should bo
taken for defense. The means were am
ple. Mora thau four hundred thousand
able bodiod and patriotic citizens, whom
he had a right to call to the field, wcro
readv to defend the State. No cxtensivo
movement of tho enemy could bo made
without being known in ample time to meet
fLn nltn.!." rn lin,l In l,n nrmv rtf flir,
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Potomac, and at other points within two
or thrco dajs march, ono hundred tliou
eand Pennsylvania volunteers. The South
Eastorn counties, sure to bo tho thoatrs of
conflict, aro densely populated, and nearly
every man has nrms and knows how to
Such was tho condition of affairs in
June, 1803 warning of attack timely,
nnd means of resistance ample. Let us
boo what Curtin did and taid let us fairly
try him on admitted facts and his own
On the 14th of June, tho Confederate
cavalry, about 1 ,800 strong, under Gen
oral Jenkins, entered Ilagarstown, having
crossed tho Potomac at Williamsport with
out oppo ition. Thoy took quiet posses
fcion of Hagcrstown, thcro being no troops
there to oppose them. Tho stores were
kept open, aud Gen. Jenkins notified tho
citizens to inform him at onco if their
persons or proprrty wore molested by any
of his troops None of lho citizens were
arrested. Tlioro was no property destroy,
ed in Hagorstown or in the vicinity. Tho
larger body of tho enemy did not tarry
long, but passed out of tho city in two
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divisions, towards Grccncastlc and Cham-
bcrsburg. They occupied tho Orst-namcd
place out a short time, tuo latter they en-1
tcred without residence on tho lOth.where
they quietly encamped for three days.-
incy quietly cnoampca lor throe day
Their force consisted of only about 1000
cavalry. The scouts sent out from tho
Carlisle garrison approached tho rebel
pickets, a couple of m'.les from Chambers
burg, and were fired upon, and two of our
men taken prisoners. On the 10th and
20th Chambcrsburg was' evacuated, and
tho enemy quietly retreated towards the
A feeble force having thus evadod tho
Stato with impunity which demonstrated
our defenceless condition, and also gave
fresh warning to Governor Curtin, Gen
Lee, at tho head of tho main rebel army
of Virginia, was encouraged by Stuart's
report, and invited by Curtin's conduct, to
a far moro important movement ; and ac
cordingly he inarched intoPennsylvania,
and on tho 27th of June occupied York
and Carlisle, and on the 28th was 'within
four miles ol'Ilarrisburg. General Meade,
newly appointed to the command of the
Army of the Potomac, without giving the
trembling Cabinet at Washington time to
prevent it, abandoned the line ol the Rap
pahannock, pursued tho enemy into Penn
sylvania and attacked and defeated him
at Gettysburg , but, in conscquenco of be
ing unsustaiucd by tho Stato troops, who
had not been called out in time for effective
co-oppcrat'on, he was unable to reap th"
full fruits of his victory, and Leo sifcly
rctrcaicd to his original position.
For all this tho violotion of the sanc
tity our soil, tho ravage of our people, tho
dishonor of our Stato, tho unutterable suf
fering and bloody death of many thou
sand soldiers, the sacrifice of many millions
of property, some one is responsible. Cer
tainly not the army, for novrr was gal
laulry more heroic, never devotion more
sublime, than that which was shadowed by
the sulphorous canopy of Gettysburg at
tested btill by ten thousand new made
graves of soldiers criminally sacrificed, if
not wantonly murdnred, but who have left
for consoluti n and example a glorious
record, destined to the immortality of the
We arraign Governor Curtin as the
gieat criminal great only is ciumi:
and not less to bo condemmed because
Secretary Stanton was his accomplice, as
wo shall presently prove.
The witness whom we produce on the
trial of this culprit is Andrew G. Curtin
himself, and, in hearing his confession, it
is only necessary for its full and fair ap
plication, to bear in mind the dates nnd
facts we have already given, which aro all
derived from official reports aud Republi
On June 15, 1803, a meeting ol citizens
of llarrisburg assembled to take action in
reference to the defense of tho city against
the invaders coming up the valley.
Gen. Cameron was called to tho chair.
In a few minntcs Covcmor Curtin en
tered , looking somewhat fatigued and care
worn. ''The Governor said that ho was crati-
fied to say that men wcro arising all over
tho btato, and would soon be hero. The
New York Seventh were on the way to
our assisteucc ; men wcro coming from
Philadelphia, nnd one thousand men from
B rks would arrive in the next train.
We will not surrondor tho town without a
struggle. The rebels had probably dc
stroyed tho beautiful valley on our west ;
but, thank God, wo wcro separated from
tucm uy a natural names, me passage ot
1 which would bo disputed. Although it
i u-ns ilrv Imrn. the river bad. thrnnrrli tho
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tM-Aoiilnnnp nf (Jrwl . rnianrt finrinir I tin nifrlil-
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should wo mortals ttaud inactive,
while tho Almighty is working for us 1
"Ho had no property hero, but tho hon
or of tho State was dear to him, and
should be to every Pennsylvania!). Ho
thanked thc bravo militia for the support
they woro ready to givo, but he was sorry
for tho lateness of this call; ho desired to
make last week, but thc President refused
it. But let us forget that we havo been
treated wrongly. The general govern
ment must bo sustained, as well as the
State. Ho had been willing to concede
everything to the administration, and to
carry out their plans to tho best of his
ability. Ho called upon all Ponnsylva-
nians to rush to arms for tho defeuco ol
their nativo State, that our Capital might havo called on tho militia on the 8th oj
not bo defiled with the tread of tho iuva-1 Jme to tako anus a1( ins(alltly rcpci t)l0
dcr. There would bo plenty of guns aud , lx .. . , ,
ammunition on hand before tho day closed, attack made or threatened. Pennsylva.
"General Camoron followed in a short '"a "as strong enough to protect herself j
speech, iu which ho said that, by virtue
of his office, Governor Curtin was Coin
niander-in-Ohief of tho Pennsylvania Mi.
litia, and that he was willing to take him
as his leader, and follow him in defence
of our homes. He moved that ho bo re
quested to tak comrand of the force
now callod out, subject to tlio orders of
Gonoral Couch. When wo boo our bravo
Governor mounting his steed, and calling
"P. !bo !,PC0Pj. to 'P1'0"' .wo at on"
rally 10 io ca"' 1C highest officor nnd
tuo humblest individual woro on a level
now, and every person should do his duty.
"p tnouglit wo should bo lea by our con
' f " ?Ir' Pltl
saying that is would be an abandonment
of his Office
''Mr. Cameron. It is not an abandon
ment of his office i it is but apart of his
''Mr. Kunkcl. I can't understand this.
I don't see why our Governor, who is
worn out by tho duties of his office, should
lead tho van of tho militia, when General
Couch, a United States Officer, is with us.
Thcro is a disposition on tho part of Mr.
Cameron to drag tho Governor from his
legitimate duties. 1 would as soon tho
President of this meeting should bo our
leader, and ho is as much fitted and called
upon to perform that duty as thu Governor.
''Mr. Cameron. J am rcadij to shoulder
a mushet and go as a private under tho
''Governor Curtin then said ho could
do no more than this : he would go as ho
did last fall, when he went with tho Militia
to Ilagcrsiown, but got from tho United
States tho co-oppcration of a military
mind to direct immediate operations.
Thus we give from tho llarrisburg pa
pers of Juno lGth, Gov. Curtin's own
statements an attempted defenso, but a
roal confession. Ho declares, in effect,
that ho knew of the contemplated invasion
by Jenkins "last week" that is, from about
tho 8th of June, a week before the pre
liminary movement of the enemy, and
more than two weeks before their army
entered tho State. Worse even than this
tho Governor's speech was actually deliv
ered twelve days before Lee crossed tho
Potomac and all these occurrences were
moro than oight months after tho cmphatio
warning of Stewart's raid !
To avoid possibility of error and consu
qucnt injustice, let us marshal the dates.
Octobor, 1-02. Stewarts invasion.
Juec 8, 18G3. Curtin know that lho
State wai about to be invaded u second
June 14. Jenkins entered Pennsylva
nia. Juno 15. Curtin's Harriiburg speech.
Juno 20. Leo entered York and Car
lisle at head of rebel army of Virginia.
July 2-4 The battle of Gettysburg.
The Governor did some things, and wo
give him the benefit of them.
He s-upplicatcd tho President lor means
of defense, but it was rciuscd and thus he
says ''wo were treated wrongly.1' Was it
fit that tho Governor of the great Stato of
Pennsylvania should crouch as a beggar,
to bo spurned from the foot of tho Federal
throne ? Was not every citizen thus in
sulted in tho person of the Governor ?
Would they have dared thus to treat us,
if Governor Curtin had rightly represent
ed the dignity and power of our ancient
Commonwealth, instead, as ho himself
states, :bcing willing to concede every
thing to the administration.''
Tho duty cf tho Governor was clear
iustant attack of tho assailants, Defeat is
not ucccssarilly degrace, but submission is
always infamy. Timely preparation would
have avoided cither.
Wc admit that Pennsylvania was deep
ly wronged by tho Federal Executivo ;
that half of tho mon whom she has furnish
ed for this could have defended tho sancti
ty of her soil, and that in preventing them
from doing so, the administration was
both base and cruel ; that, probably, the
refusal to sanction Governor Curtins call
for tho militia, was deliberately designed
I to arouse our pooplo by ravage of their
homes, and plunder of their property ;and
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" si rt, that wo were ti.o uctims ot the
weakness and wickedness of our rulers.
But these were not reasons for abandon
ing the natural right of self defense. It is
not in tho presence of peril that tho remote
cause is to be considered, except for the
purpose of futuro punishment. It is not
when thc enemy thunders at our gates that
wo arc to pauso and hesitate, becauso, if
UlUVlDUail UUUU blltll UUIJI I1U HUUIU UUta
be there. It is not whon thc foo lias us
by tho throat that wc arc to speculate as
lo who set him on. Our Stato was mena
ced, invaded, insulted. It was tho clear
duty of tho Governor lo uso his amplo
power for preparation and, having for
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mouths noglcoted this, at least ho should
patriotic enough to make every eflort and
any sacriGco which was neccosssary. Tho
might that slumbers in tho yeoman's arm,
is irresistablc when nrouscd. Surely, le
thargy itself would bo excited at such a
tim? as this, and yc Governor Curtin
long slumborcd and slept and was at
length awakened on tho ICth of Juno only
to present a pltiablo spcctable of imbecile
terror incapable of being stimulated to the
courage of combat oven by tho taunts of
Camoron consoled only by tho facts, sta
ted by himself, that "ho had no property"
which could bo reached, and that, though
''the rebels had propably destroyed tho
boautiful valley in tho West," ho was safe
becauso thoy were still "rcparated from
him by a natural barrier."
Havo we not fulfilled our promiso to
provo that Governor Curtin was as guilty
in permitting the invasion of the Stato, as
in causing tho disaster at Bull Hun 1
This is tho man Who now repudiates
his contract for the Spanish mission, re
tract bis solemn legislative pledge not to be
a candidate, and daily declares, in defense
of his breach of faith, that ho is impelled
only by tho condition of tho country, which
in these war time, demands his energy,
devotion and courage his strong arm to
overshadow tho Stato aud protect the poo
plo. It is needless to say that pretence
is not less preposterous in itself, than in
sulting to tho intelligence of our citizens.
Rut if oven he was a hero, radiant with
tho glory of a thousand victories, ho is use
less now,for he has abandoned his position
and his duty, nnd is wandering about the
country making stump speeches to solicit
votes laying the lines for infiuito ramifi
cation of petty intrigue purchasing his
opponents in his own party by promisos,
contracts and offices endeavoring to se
duce Democrats by cajolery, and to de
ceive tho people by boast of what ho has
done and promises of what he will do. He
must fail. The tricks of a political moun
tebank, the delusion of a dextrous juggler,
tho meanness of an artful dodger, will
avail no longer.
The Freedom of the Ballot.
The firm and determined attitude as
sumed by tho Democratic masses of Penn
sylvania in reference to tho oxorci'o of
their rights at the coming election cannot
be misunderstood by tho wicked men in
power. Never was a truth moro clear
than that which is taught by every local
Democratic organization in this Common
wealth. From ono end of the Stato to the
other but one spirit breathes, and that is
to maintain tho constitutional right of the i cuSaSe,nonl however, wo marcuco
ballot at every hazard and at every sacri- 011 t0 Halt!ulre Stores, and so on to Bal
Dee. No show of military interference, in . timorc Cr0S3 lloads wl,er0 tbc Greybacks
any shape or manner, will bo tolerated. ; had jUil loft firos "ere still burning where
The time has come when plain, blunt words , ,1,cy had cookod thcir coireo' 0ur bat
will best express the feelings of tho poo-1 terv was tIlcn s) illto lini tlli3 3
pie. The right to vote, freo aud untram- about 4 'clock' thc battery was lhen or"
melcd, is sacred and inviolable ; and any , dorcd on tl,c riht ,ut0 a Httle ficld whoro
attempt to infringe unon it. in tho slight- , thev could sec sorac rebels in an orchard
est degree, by men, "willing to wound not far awa' tbcv worc brouSbt into P
but yet afraid to.strikc," would evoke and sitio" and immediately ooramonccd shell
justify resistance in every county and io? tllB woods 5 tl,cv throw suells for about
township in Pennsylvania. I two ll0Urs whcD lho CrillS ccascd somo
But tho Democratic masses must care- cavalry, one section of artillery, and two
fullv ciiard acainat other damrers. Thov regiments of infantry wcro ordered to ad-
must exercise an incir vigilance to pro-
vent the perpetration of wholesale fraud
by the unscrupulous foe with whom they
aro contending. Hundreds and thou
sands of illegal votes will bo sought to bo
polled by the party that is now trembling
before tho indignation of an outraged peo
pic. This can bo prevented by proper
attention to tie assessment list and tho
polls upon thc day of election. Unless
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our Democratic friends throughout tho
otatc exercise tho most rigid scrutiny iu
regard to this important mattor, they may
be compelled to witness a defeat brought
about by thcir own carelessness and want
of energy. Sec to it, freemen ! Tho ex
orcise of tho olectivo franchise must not
only bo freo and unrestricted, but thc pur
ity of the ballot must not bo sullied by any
unhallowed attempts to poison the foun
tain whenco flows the liberties of thc
people ! Age.
uurtin nas Dcjongeu to nil the tactions ; roa(, o accordindgly loaded our bat
which, since ho attained his majorily, havo 'ltcrv on tho car3 jD a short time : soon
been arrayed against thc Democratic par-
ty. IIo has been Whig, Know-Nothing,
Republican, Abolitionist by turns, and
stands ready, to day, to throw himself into
tho arms ol any other organization that
may ariso, strong enough to elect him and
gratify his ambition. IIo is mentally weak
and morally unprincipled tho dupo of
rogues, or himsolf dishtnest; in either of
which casc3 ho is uufit to govern the great
Shall ballot or bayonet rulo? The
Democrats say ballots, nnd this modo
oomo peace and prosperity. The Repub
licans say bayonets, and through Iheso
come ruiu desolation, tyrany aud wrong.
If Democrats aro such mean men why
do Republicans wish to run tho oldest oucs
of thorn for office ? Queer way that to
purify a parly.
f Warmx roil tii Colombia Democrat.
From tho Army.
Warrenton, Va,, Sept. 1, 1803.
Dear Sir : I fako my pen to lei you
know that I am still in the land of the
living. I am well and onjoying myself as
well as could bo expected after the long
inarches wo, have had ; 1 will give you
some account of them, since we loft York
town. Wo left this latter place on the
23rd of Juno, and havo been on tho march
ever since. When wo started 1 thrught
wo might bo going towards Richmond.
That day wo went 9 miles on tho other
side of Williamsburg, when wo stopped
at a placo called tho nino mile drdinary.
It was about 9 o'clock at night when wc
got into camp, and being very tired) wc
soon had our horses fed and lost no tlmo
in toking our uijrhfc's rest. Early in tho
morning wo wcro roused out for the pur;
pose of feeding our horses. Boots and
saddles were sounded, and wo- were all
ready to movo in little or no time, for wo
did not know what was up. Soon wo got
orders to move and wcro off, feeling as
good as could be expected ; we marched all
day without stopping, and halted at a
place called Spruco Grove. There we
stopped for the night ; tho next morning
Wo wcro ready to start in good season.
Then wo found out our destination, and
took our line of march for tho White
House. Our scouts saw some rebel cav
alry near New Kent Court House, so cal
led by tho30 living around there, which
arc most all negroes. One section o our
battery was then ordered to turn to tho
left aud come into position, while tho rest
kept to the right down to the Pamunkey
river. Wo were then furnished with ra
tions, of which wo were in great need.
That night we were brought into position,
and wcro soon through with our horses.
Wo then laid down to enjoy a good night's
rest, wc laid there until towards noon of
the next day, whon the remainder of our
battery joined us; wc then started of for
tho WLito House, which we reached in
tho course of a few hours.
Wo laid there two days, when the army
was brought up in lino of battle, which
looked very much like having a general
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vance, wuicii was uouo at once.
Wc laid thcro until tho next morning,
whon wc were ordered back to llaltimoro
Store. Soon after our cavalry came in at
full speed reporting the enemy near.
Matters looked rather dark, and I thought
wc would sooa get into a general engage-
mont' thav aPPea"ng very near, but our
1 Piokcts SivinS thcm a wel1 directed firo,
thof worc soou drivcn back Wo thc"
, received orders to return to lorKtown
i l. i r
l wliinl, worn nln,1 fn hofir fnr cvn u-nrrt
thort of rations loog enough,
two days going back,
AVo remained thero two days when or
ders camo for us to join Meade's army;
wo accordingly loaded the battery on board
tho splendid steamer Thomas Morgan,
and. iu company with General Keys and
Staff, woro soon on our way towards Wash
ington. Wo reached the latter place tho
next night. Thc next day we received
ordcra to nrocecd to Frederick City by
ncws caraG ti,nt tUo track )iaa been washed
awaVi w,Cn wo commenced unloading lho
battery and prepare to go by land.
Wo reached Frederick City in thu course
of a few days, and it is a very fine placo,
wo laid there over night, aud next morn
ing joined tho Cth army corps in tho army
of tho Potomac. Wo aro now stationed
at Warrenton ; it is a fino placo, but quite
deserted by the malo population. Our
corps is scattered all around hero, both up
and down tho rail road.
They aro now filling up lho old regi
ments with conscripts. Tho old corps aro
in good health and spirits at tho present
time, nnd got plenty to cat. A few days
ago fivo mon wero shot for desertion. It
is the only way to prevent it. A rumor
was afloat iu Oamp yesterday that the
nrmv was toon to move, but I do not know
which way. The weather is getting quitu
cool here; No moro at present.
. CHARLES A. KNORR,
Battery M., 5th U. S. Artillery.
For Ikt Courttl Dencera!.
Mt. Pleasant Hospital, D. O ,
August 20, 1803. j
Dear Democrat t Please pardon a
stranger in presuming to address you, al
though I may trench upon your valuable
time in giving expression to a few thoughts,
I call tho permitted escapo of Leo's army
the greatest crime of the war. It is de
liberate murder ordered in tho futuro of
thousands upon thousands who must con
tend with it. If it is not murder as
against thoso who might have crushed Lee
with certainty on that occasion I am at a
loss how to characterize tho critno to a
mind imbued with even a small moity of
philanthrophy, tho taking of a singlo lifo
more than is necessary to end this wicked
war. In thc interest of liberty it can bo
nothing less than murder. Twico has thc
principal Rebel army, with Leo at its head,
been thrown upon tho northern side of tho
Potomac and placed entirely within our
power, giving us in each case, an excellent
opportunity for an honorable termination
of the war. Moro especially was this the
case after thc battle of Gettysburg the
rebel army whipped with a loss of moro
than one-third of its strength, and forced
to precipitate retreat to tho Potomac. Our
army triumphant and flushed with victory,
eager to pursue them and end tho strife.
But mark, instead of doing this compara
tively easy work, what do wc behold to
the everlasting shame and disgrace of the
managers of this infamous political war,
as this last move proves tho most deficient
font known to military science, has accom
plished by Lee's army, when it was wholly
in our power. Behold a whipped army
shorn of moro than one-third of its
strength, cross a largo river, rendered ex
ceedingly difficult of passage by a great
freshet, in tho face of a victorious army,
eagre to pursue and capture or crush it,
and so they would have done had they not
been held back. But held back by whom ?
Alas 1 by a portion of our traitorous man
agers at Washington, who havo no desire
to close up thc war unless it can be done
to tho interest of abolitionism, or of somo
Presidential calculation of tho political state
to accomplish these purposes. Thoy havo
resigned themselves to murder, and are in
different to the ruin of their country.
What better are these wretches than Jeff
Davis or Benedict Arnold. That thoy aro
no better, nay, even worse, is tho settled
opinion of A SOLDIER.
$300 for Threo Years.
In Lancaster county, payment of tho
8300, according to thc Conscription Board
of that District, saves tho person paying
it, from all future drafts for three years,
as appears by tho certifiicates given to
conscripted men of that county, one of
which reads as follows :
739. Wo, the subscribers composing
the Board ot Enrollment ot tho Ninth
Congressional District of tho State of Penn-
sylvanhij provided for in section 8 Act of
Congress "for enrolling and calling out
tho National forces,'' approved March 3,
1803, hereby certify that nenry Dcssinger
of W. Donegal, Lancaster county, State
of Pennsylvania, having given satlsfoctory
evidence that ho is not properly Bubject to
do military duty, 03 required by said Act,
by reason of having paid S300 commuta
tion, is exempt from all liability to do uni
tary duty for tho torm of three years.
A. W. DOLINIUS,
Captain and Provost Marshal and Presi
dent of Board of Enrollment.
Mcmbor of Board Enrollment.
Dated at Lancaster, Pa.,
this 25th day of July, 1803.
All of tho certificates for Lancaster
county, read in tho samo way.
As one op the Drafted Men left
tho Provost Marshals office in llarrisburg
a few days ago. "Three hundred dol
lars" shortorj he cast a glanco around
upon hi3 comrades in luck and said ;"
Boys, threo years ago I was a gay "Wido
Awako," and wore a glazed capo nt my
own cxpeneo but tho coal oil was suid to
bo free. They arc now Bottling that coal
oil account. I've- paid mine, aud hero's
tho receipt in full." Thcro are thousauds
of men olosing their account with tho ab
Curtin says he is troubled with 'in
flammatory rheumatism.' Well, accor
ding to Republican, logic now-a-days,
Curtin is elected, tho Government will como peace and prosperity. I he Repub
hava the "inflammatory rheumatism" licans say bayoutts and ihruugh thc.c como
We vote against thu thing. rum, dtjolutiont tyranny and wrong.-
"What Thoy Promised.
"Free press," "froo speech" and "free
dom," ''protection to American industry,"
''economy nnd reform," "good times for
tho poor man" and tho rest of mankind,
"protection to Statu sovereignty and Stato
institutions," "a return to tho policy of tho
fathers," ''obedience to tho Constitution
and laws," ''peace, harmony, and national
WHAT THEY GAVE US.
A muzzled ''press,'' ''free speech" sirick
nn down by mobs and cxcoultve power,
"freedom," usurped by arbitrary arrests,
bastilos and bayonets. "American indus
try," destroyed. "Economy and reform"
lost sight of by thc most reckless and
stupendous system of robbery, party pec
ulations nnd extravagance ever known to
the world. "Good times," turned into
the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of
our citizens, tho weeping of widows and
orphans and untold misery and national
woo. "Protection to State sovereignty,''
stricken down. "A return to tho policy
of our fathers," turned into a co-operation
with the Devil. "Obedienco to the Con
stitution aud laws" exchanged for military
necessity, tyranny and despotism. "Peace,
harmony and national prosperity" swal
lowed up in dissolution and rivers of blood.
Yet theso mon havo tho audacity to ask
you to vote for thorn again 1
The Abolition party is an Abolition
paity in fact.
It has abolished tho Constitution of tho
It has abolished the good feelings which
bound tho North and South together.
It has abolished the Union of States.
It has abolished tho right of trial by1
It has abolished gold and silver coin
from our midst.
It has abolished low prices of articles of
It has abolished thc lives' of tens of
thousands of bravo white men.
It has abolished peace and security
throughout the country.
It has abolished thc respect we com
manded abroad as a nation.
It has, .in fine, abolished about all it can
abolish, anil lho next thing it will abolish
The Abolition papers aro making state
ments to tho effect that last fall the Dem
ocrats promised if their candidates would
bo clecicd thcrd would be no draft. This
is a barefaced falsehood, for no Democrat
ever made such a promise, nor have they
any power to lulCll it. The government
is in the hands of the Abolitionists and
there will be drafts, stealing taxation, and
destruction so long as it remains under
Mr. Lincoln. The President still re
sides at tho Soldiers' Homo. Every even
ing at about six o'clock ho can bo scon
leaving tho Executivo Mansion at tho
head of a mounted escort of fifteen or
twenty soldiers, lelegrap'ifrom Wash'
Mr. Lincoln is tho first Prosident who
over deemed it neccessary to follow lho
Kingly custom of being surrounded by
soldiers whenever he leaves his house !
It is ono of the signs of the times
Negroes not Enrolled. Kentucky
has a Stato law which forbids tho recogni
tion of blacks as citizens by making sol
diers of them. Itence, when ii was pro
posed to curoll blacks as well as whites
for tho conscription, a strong protest was
sent up by tho Union men of tho State.
It has been effectual, as it is stated
that an official order has been received
from Washington to omit tho enrollment
of negroes in tho Stato.
"Resolved, That the earth is the Lord's
nnd its heritage belongs to His Saints."
"Ihsolvcd, That wc are His Saints."
"iVwjra?, That wo arc tho only patri
otic men in tho community."
"Resolved. That all others are Copper
heads and Traitors."
(iRcsolvcd, That as only 'loyal men'
should bo in office, all efforts to remove us
arc 'sympathizing with treason."
"If these infernal fanatics and Abolition
ists ever get thc power in their hands, they
will ovcrrido tho Constitution, set tho
Supremo Court at defiaucc, ohango and
rnako laws to suit themselves, lay vi
olent HANDS ON THOSE WHO DIFFER IN
opinion, or daro question their fidelity,
and finally bankrupt tho couutry and doU
i wnn It ntitl, Llnn,1 TVlv-tl'T. W I'llBTl'U
Shall ballots or bavonots rule ? Tho
if Democrats says ballots, and by this modo