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STAR OP THE NORTH.
IPJi. "H. JACK) BY, EDITOR.
BL60BSBCBG, WEDNESDAY, uTrTl U, 1861.
Our Conntry in Peril.
v We are in the midst of a wat ! one which
we had not expected, and one which the
northern people never encouraged. It has
been forced upon as, and the "whole nation
is realizing the legible 'results of Ihe trea
eon -which has so "long been permitted to
qtrierly consummate its plans unchecked,
and which 'at once 'endeavored, as far as
possible, to paralyze the friends of the
conntry, by depriving thcnvhi -a great ex
tent, of arms-arid rnanitrons, and to aid and
strengthen its enemies la their treasonable
schemes by providing thera liberally with
the weapons of the Federal Government.
But regrets that this difficulty has com
menced are in vain, and allusions to the,
past are only useful so 'Jar as they instruct
and admonish us in regard to the duties of
the present and the preparations we should
make for the future. We must at once, re
cognize the deadly and terrible nature of
the struggle in which we are involved, and
summon np all our energies to prosecute it
to a successful termination. The whole
population must prepare to assist as best
they can, for the time has come when it is
necessary that every man should -do his
whole duty and do it -well.
' There can be no doubt ol the eventful
triumph of the loyal citizens oi this Confed
eracy over those who have so rudely and
wantonly assailed it, for the patriots of the
land have not only right but might npon
their side. Yet we must not forget that
treason has been quietly, but resolutely
and actively, preparing for this contest for
many years, while it has been tapping and
undermining our available strength at the
outset of theconflict, and while we have
been treating with contemptuous indiffer
ence its noisy threats and boisterous dem
onstrations. We mcst now compensate,
by superhuman riilligence and activity, for
our former neglect and tardiness. We must
be as resolute and energetic in our action
as we were supine and over trustful in our
repose. We must be as terrible and de
structive in war as ie were mild and in
dulgent in peace.
The Secession of Virginia.
TX- have been prepared lor th last few
daystotiear, at an-y time, of the declara
lion from Virjjjnia-of tbeeeverance of her
connection with the States of the Union,
and her purpose to allay herself with the
new Southern Confederacy. The indica
tions have nearly all pointed to such a re
sult; and yet we had hoped, earnestly hoped,
that a State so noble and powerful would
elill further-delay an act so full of import,
not only to herself but to every other State
North and South that, by virtue of her
high position, great influence, and tried pa
triotism, she would re-new her kindly offi
cers in behalf of the whole country, and by
everything honorable that can operate on
.human conduct, plead again the cause of
But we now have the displeasnTe of seeing
tbat it is otherwise. The grtat Slate of Vir
ginia is against usl We no longer lack the
announcement of the passage of a secession
ordinance by the Convention which has
been in session foT weeks in Richmond.
The facts ia relation to the matter go to
show that there ia no doubt but such, an
ordinance was passed aslongagoasTuesday
of last week, its passage being kept secret,
to enable the State auihorities to adopt,
without molestation, various military meas
ures, such as the seizure of the Arsenal at
Harpers Ferry, and the obstruction of the
channel of Norfolk haTbor, to prevent the
earessof the national vessels now in the
waters of Virginia. These are acts . of war
and have been entered on doubtless, since
the determination of the Convention. The
Proclamation of Governor Letcher to the
peopln of Virginia, and his reply to the re-
quisitbn of the President for troops, a'so
eupport the Idea of secession having been
for some days declared, the first bearing
date of the 17th, and the other the I6ih.
For the want of room we are unable to ap
pend these papers, which we confess to
cave perased with much regret, for they
destroy almost the last hope of any imme
diate peaceful adjustment.
We. have information, since penning the
above, reported to have come from Lieut
Jones, that the Arsera! at Harper's Ferry,
has been deserted and destroyed by fire
in order that the Virginians might not use
it against the auihorities of the General
Government if they were so disposed.
Jones was commander, who left, taking his
men with him, probably the best thing he
could do, considering the step Virginia has
taken. . Virginia has the honor of being
represented by some wise, shrewd and pa
triotic men, but we cannot help thinking
that she has taken a step she will ere long
Extra Session of tie Legislature...
We notice by the Harrisburg papers that
Got. Curtin has issued a Proclamation call
ing an extra session of the Legislature to
meet on Tuesday the 30th instant, we
would simply say that, in view of the state
of the country, we think the Governor has
acted right in thus calling together this body
in extraordinary uesssion. The Governor
is "fully jastified in this instance. It would
DTobably have been as well had the Legis
lature not adjourned on the 18th inst., but
remained in session a week or two longer,
thereby saving the expense of re-asserob-
Meeting in the Court House
. On Thursday evening last our citizens
met in town meeting to consider the pres
ent condition of our conntry. A series of
resolutions were parsed, responding to' the
proclamation of the 'President, and resolv
ing. to raise a company, fit it out with
means for actual service, and hold it in
readiness, to Tespond any' moment to the
call of otir Govertibr who" will ' hand them
overto the General Government.
Since the meeting a company has been
organized, numbering some eighty men, of
which W. VV. Rickets, of Orangeville, has
been elected captain. At present there are
three companies in this county nearly ready
for actual service, and btillmore forming.
- On Monday evening the meeting was re
called as a business meeting, at which there
was in the neighborhood of Si 500 subscrib
ed for the purpose of defraying "expenses
incurred in the equipping of our men as
well as to go towards maintaining the fami-lies-of
those who enlist. The meeting was
quite a spirited and patriotic one. : In 'the
mi-Jiit of the meeting the Rev. J. R. Pimm,
Lutheran Minister at this place, was called
out, and entertained the audience a few mo
ments in a neat; and patriotic little ipeech,
at the close of'vhich he was vociferously
applauded. The thanks of the meeting were
repeately tendered to the Bloomsburg Band
for their most excellent music. Proceed
ings in full of the first meeting-will be seen
in another column.
Tribute to a Xoble Son of Montour County.
Capt. James Oaks, son of our fellow-citizen
Hon. Samuel Oaks, who has been sta
tioned in Texas, for a long time, has been
the recipient of the following tribute of
thariks from the Texas State Convention,
for his "noble humanity," and "chivalrous
conduct," on a trying occasion. It appears
that it was the misfortune of Capt. 0,.ks to
be tinder the command of 2en. Twiggs,
whoUo carry out his treasonable designs
against the Government, ordered all the
United States troops to leave the soil of
Texas, Capt. Oaks among the number. We
copy the following grateful tribute, which
was unanimously passed by the 'Conven
tion, from the San Antonia Ledger of March
I6tb, 1861: Danville Intelligencer.
VoTK OF THINKS TO CaPT. JaMRS OKS, OF
2d Cavalry Commanding Fort Inge.
Whrreas, The Convention of the people
of Texas have been intormed that Captain
James Oaks, of the 2d U S. Cavalry, com
mantling Fort Inge, in Texas, after he had
received the order ol General Twiggs,
to evacuate that post and march with his
command to the coat en route to leave the
soil of Texas was informed that a party of
fitteen or twenty Indians had, on the 25th
of February, killed and scalped three citi
zens ot Texas, (two men and a woman)
and that the settlers in the neighborhood
were in great distres and alarm; Captain
Oaks, prompted by a noble humanity and
the chivalry of a true soldier, ordered Lieut.
Arnold, with a Sergeant and fifteen picked
men and horses to the telief ot the settlers,
and to pursue and chastise the Indians.
Resolved, That Captain James Oaks, of
2d -Cavalry U. S , and late commanding post
at Fort Inge, in Texas, has performed a
most noble and meritorious act, as set forth
in the foregoing preamble, and is entitled
to the heart felt thanks and lasting grati
tude of the whole people of Texas and
Resolved, That a copy of this preamble and
resolutions, enrolled upon parchment, be
6igned by the President and secretary ot
this Convention, and be forwarded to Capt.
Presented by General D. Y. Portis, of
Austin -county, (accompanied by a copy of
Capt. Oakes' letter to the commissioners at
San Antonia,) and unanimously adopted.
A TbrHIing Incident at Camp Curtin I
Am Amerkak Eagie Surveys the Camp?
One of the most thrilling incidents con
nected with the military operations of the
day took place at Camp Curtin on Saturday
afternoon. A number of persons were -engaged
in raising the Stars and Stripes over
the main building, used as the head-qnar
ters of the officers, and just as everything
was in readiness, and the men had seized
the halyard to run op the flag, a large Eagle
came from i.o one knew where, HOVERED
OVER THE FLAG, AND SAILED MA
JESTICALLY OVER THE ENCAMP
MENT WHILE THE FLAG WAS RUN
UP ! Thousands of eyes were upturned in
a moment, and as the noble bird looked
down, the cheers of three thousand men
rent the air! Never was such ovation paid
the "Imperial Bird of Jove." It lingered
for a few minutes, apparently not a particle
frightened at the terrific r.oise then cleav
ing the air with his pinions he diappeared
in the horizon.
In the days of the Roman Republic this
would have been looked upon as a glori
ous omen, and we do not see why we shol'd
not look upon :t as such now.
Never was an incident looked upon with
more lavor. It sent a patriotic thrill thro'
every heart that witnessed it, and every
man seemed to be animated with the deep
est feeling of patriotism and devotion to the
flag of our Union Patriot and Union.
The Next Congress -The Congress which
is to assemble on the 4th of July next, in
pursuance of the call of the President, will
consist in the Senate of 23 Republicans and
25 Democrats and Americans, omitting the
vacancies to be filled; ia the House of
Representatives of 104 Republicans and 5S
Democrats, without taking into considera
tion fifty members to be chosen in Califor
nia, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland, North
Carolina Tennessee and Virginia. The
seven seceded States are ot course exclud
ed from the estimate.
No Vacation and no Change or Teachers.
It will be interesting to many of our rea
ders to know, that while there ia to be no
change in the Faculty, the session of the
Iron City College continues uninterrupted
during the summer, Students having the
privilege of entering at any time. Prof
Cowley, the distinguished and world-re-no-vned
)anman, still contiues his connec
tion with the College, while the other de
partments are represented by the same
Professors who have for years given 'this
Institution such a wonderful celebrity and
00 E FLAG.. .
; The dreadful evil that all true patriots
have apprehended,' and strven, to prevent,
it now upon us. - By the deliberate act of
the rebellious States that have set up a gov
ernment hostile'to the' Union to which their
obedience was lawfully due, the first act in
the bloody drama of fraternal war has
opened, and the two sections of our once
united, happy and pro&perdus Country are
now arrayed against each other in a deadly
feud. The forces of the United States, in
rightful and peaceable possession of a for
tress belonging to the nation, have 'been
wantonly attacked, its flag shot down and
dishonored,-and its property seized by vio
lence. ' Our" Teaders will bear witness-that what
lif.le influence 'we possessed,' has been ear
nestly exerted in favor of an amicable ad
justment of the difficulties that' have brought
about the sectional strife that "has now' cul
minated' in actual war, and in advocacy of
such measures of honorabte compromise as
would Temove all causes of disagreement
'and restore peace, friendship and brother
hood to the Union, (f it may be thought,
on the one 'hand,' that? tlrts party now at the
head of the Government, has been slow to
offer a compromise broad enough to meet
the emergency, it must be remembered. on
the other, that the people whom we sought
to conciliate, 'hate evinced no disposition
to accept any proposals, however liberal,
but have, from the first, declared, that their
'determination to renounce and resist the
authority of the Federal Government was
fixed, final, and irrevocable. They have
given a literal and bloody expression to
that determination, by an appeal to the last
arbiter of the affairs of nations the Sword.
The responsibility of the act, rests therefore
upon their own headsj'and whatever the
consequences may be, they will be held
accountable for them, at the bar of the civ
ilized world's judgement.
The integrity of the Union thus assailed,
its laws resisted, its authority defied, its flag
insulted, and its property seized and des
troyedlonger forbearance on the part of
the Government Hvoul'd be cowardly and
perfidious; and it becomes the sacred duty
of every citizen to aid and support it,'in as
serting an J 'vindicating its supremacy in all
things over which the Constitution has made
It, by the consent of the whole people, su
preme. In such a crisis, -Seeply as we may de
plore its existence, our course is a plain
one and (here is only one that the Inyal citizen
can take. In a war between the Govern
ment and its assailants, whether they be
foreign foes, or rebellious citizens, ice can
know no party but OUR COUNTRY 'no duty
wt obedience to its laws and sulmission to its
authority no allegiance but 'to THE FLAG
th'it is the emblem of its nationality. We shall
therefore, to the best of our ability, and
with our whole heart, support the Admin
istration at Washington in all just and con
stitutional measures for the execution of
the laws, -and the maintenance of its au
thority over the whole Union. "And mat
God pbotect the right !" Reading Gazette
Cattawissa all Right. The patriotic
people of that place met in mass meeting j
one evening last week and gave vent to
their pent up feelings in relation to the
great calamity which has fallen upon this
country. We understand they tendered
their support to the General Government,
in the shape of both pecuniary and military
aid, which was right, and goes far to show
that they are a loyal people, ever ready and
willing to 6tand by the Start and Stripes in
defence of the "Union and the Constitution."
Mahlon Hamlin is actively engaged in or
ganizing a company, wnich will render their
services to the eupport of the General Gov-
ernment. Now is the time to work ; never
did the stars and btripes, our glorious en
sign of liberty, need a protecting friend
more than at the present time. Wrongs,
groes wrongs, have been heaped upon our
flag which need redressing, and we trust
there yet is enough patriotism in the Amer
ican people to defend it, and never allow it
to be trampled upon by a Foreign or do
The War. Tha people of BIoomsbuTg
are united in the support of the position
taken by the Government in this hour of
the country's peril. The news of the sur
render of Sumpter was received with deep
regret, but the blow struck on the siJe of
treason has aroused a deep feeling of in
dignation in the bosoms of all classes. The
excitement of the past week has been in
tense. A patriotism has shown itself among
our citizens, which will not rest short of
seeing the laws executed, and treason com
pelled to retreat to the black hearts of its
originators. No more politics ia heard
in Bloomsburg; the people, as with one
heart and otiQ mind, uphold the Union, and
are anxious for its safety. No apologists
for treason are seen or heard here now -and
thus it is said to be throughout the en
tire Stale. Let the people thus everywhere
in the loyal States second the Government,
and rebellion will soon hide its "diminished
Ihe Citizens of Danville met in mass
meeting on Wednesday evening last, pass
ed a series of resolutions, responding to
the proclamation of the President, endor
sing the war bill, and resolved to raise and
fit out a volunteer company. The meeting
was addressed by a number of the leading
men of the peace, both Democrats and Re
publicans. A committee was appointed to
receive subscriptions, and in a short time
some 51500 were raised. The town of
Danville will 6end not less than two com
panies. Militia or New Jebsit. There are in
New Jersey 75 organized militia companies
nambering 4,400 officers and men. The
number of men liable to do militia doty is
81,985. In addition to the arms now dis
tributed among the military there are in the
State Arsenal about 15,000 muskets of vari
ous descriptions, but of these not more than
ball are serviceable. The army equipments
in the Arsenal are . mostly old atd unser-
The Universal Response.
The Call of the Government upon the
people to mainta in the supremacy of the
law meets with a general and universal ie-
sponse. The cry that the country is in dan'
ger has- obliterated past distinctions; and
with one accord, animated by a common
impulse of patriotism, the people are ta
king up a'rms'to arfsert the supremacy and
majesty of the'form of government under
which they live and prosper. We ' find in
the Boston Post a stirring article, which,
after referring to ihe arrogant' and precipi
tate course of South Carolina, and the at
tack upon' Fort Sumpter, that made necos
sary the President's proclamation, Contin
ues in the following strain ;
This unsheaths the sword of ihe Iaw,'and
there was no other" course. But "the good
citizen will observe that the President is
careful to say, that in every event the ut
most care will be observed to avoid devas
tation; not to interfere with or destroy any
property, or to disturb peaceful1 citizens in
any ; part "of the 1 country. This is well
put and must meet the approbation of every
considerate mind. No people and no State
have done more to exasperate than' South
Carolina ; but not even for her peaceful
citizens and her towns and cities is to be
the devastation of war ; 11f'fcr nothing else,
for the sake of old memories, that will come
thronging in witlrevery passing event.
'At this call of the law, this great coun
try,1 in the armed men springing to the res
cue, now presents a spectacle that the world
will contemplate with wonder. :President
Jefferson said in his 'first inaugural that 'll
was a theoretic and visionary fear, that this
republican government, the world's best hope,
was not strong enough ; or that it 'Could,
even by possibility, want energy to 'pre
serve itself ; and he pronounced' it to be the
strongest government on the face of the
earth. His words are : "I believe it the
only one where every man, at the call of
the law, would fly to the standard of the
law, and would meet invasions of the pub
lic order as his own personal concern."
This is what the people are doing now !
The uprising is tremendous ; and well
would it be for each good citizen, South
and North, to feel this invasion of the public
order at Fort'Sumpter as hia own personal
concern. 'In reality it is so. There is left no
choice but between a support of the Gov
ernment and anarchy ! The rising 6hows
that this is the feeling. The Proclamation
calls for seventy-five thousand men ; and
from 'one State alone, Pennsylvania, a hun
dred thousand are at the President's com
mand at forty-eight hours 'noiice'l Nor is
this all. Capitalists stand ready to tender
millions upon millions of money to sustain
the grand Government of the Father.
Thus the civilized vorld will see the mighty
energy -of a free people, supplying in full
measure the sinews of war, men and mon
ey, out of loyalty to the supremacy of law.
Patriotic citizen ! choose you which you
will serve, the world's best hope, our noble
Republican Government, or that bottomless
pit, social anarchy. Adjourn Other issues
until this 6elf-!rtererving issue is settled.
Hitherto a good Providence has smiled
upon the American Union. This was the
Morning Star that led on the men of the
Revolution. It is precisely the truth to 6ay,
that when those sages aad heroes labored,
they made Union the vital condition of
the;r labor. It was faith in Union that des
troyed the tea, and that nerved the resis
tance to British aggression. Without it the
patriots felt they were nothing, and with it
they felt equal to all things. That Union
flag they transmitted to their posterity.
To day it waves over those who are rallying
under the standard of the law. And God
grant that in the nd, as it is with Old Moth
er Country after wars between White and
Red Roses, and RoJndheads and Cavalier!,
so it may be with the Daughter ; that she
may see PEACE in her borders, and all
her children loving each other better than
Brittees burned in Maryland.
Baltimore, April 20.
The bridge at Melvale, between Wood
bury and Mount Washington, on the North-
era Central Railway, has been destroyed
It is reported that some Northern Volun
teers (from Harrisburg) are at the Relay
House, on Northern Central Road, but the
rumor is not confirmed.
Baltimore, April 20. The bridges on the
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore
Railroad, this side of Havre de Grace, were
burned down last night, by Secessionists,
anxious to prevent the passage ol" troops to
The lollowihg dispatch from the Phila
delphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail
road Depot, partially confirms the reported
destruction of bridges on that road, south of
he Susquehanna river :
Broad and Prime Streets, April 20.
One of the bridges in Baltimore, and anoth
er bridge at some distance from that city
have been destroyed. No trains for Balti
more have left this depot to-day.
Negro Disturbances In ftlnryland.
A gentleman of Philadelphia, formerly of
Kent county, Maryland, where he has pro
perty, was sent for this morning, the ne
groes having begun to burn the honses of
the whites. Two of his own houses had
Two of the gallant soldiers entrusted with
the defence of Harper's Ferry were killed
by the rebels of that place during their
retreat, after they had destroyed the public
property to prevent it from falling into the
hands of the Secessionists. But the soldiers
of the United Slates will not much longer
be unavenged victims of cowardly and
merciless foes. The time is rapidly com
ing when blows can be given as well as
The Danville Democrat says, Moses Gibbs
and John Snyder were injured by the pre
mature discharge of a cannon, which was
being fired on the river bank, at that place,
on Thusdav last. The extent of the inju
Mass meeting at Bloomsbnrg.
All Parties participating I Great Enthusiasm.
Men and Money Freely Offered.
' On Wednesday last the following call was
issued through hand bills, to wit:
Rally Fkeemen of the Union. A meet
ing of the citizens of Columbia county will
be held at the Court House, on Ihursdny,
the 18iA inst., at eight o'clock, in the even
ing, to take into consideration the stale of
the Country, aid in the preservation of the
Government. We are in the midst of war!
The time has come when' every good citi
zen must declare himself on ihe" side of ''the
Urtion''atid the Constitution." "An armed
rebellion 'Is seeking the destruction' '.ol a
government, the best ever devised by hu
man wisdom. Patriols'will to arms, traitors
only will hang back. The 'present troubles
obliterates old party divisions, and hence
forth we must be known as loyal Citizens,
or Traitors. unios now and forever
' Bloomsburg, 18, 1861.
1 In' respohse'to the call an immense crowd
of the citizens of Bloomsburg and vicinity
assembled at the' Court House, at 8 o'clock
on Thursday evening. The meeting was
organized by appointing 'the following offi
ROBERT F. CLARK, ES0-,
Peter Billmeyer, George Yost, Emanuel
Lazarus, William U ightnight, Wm. Rupert,
John Hartman, S. L. Bettle, Eli Crevelin,
John Sharpless, John M.' Chemberlin, J. W.
Hendershot, "Sylvester' Pursel.
Andrew Madison, ' Isaiah 'W. McKelvy,
A. J. Sloan, Wellington H. Eiit,'Dr. P. John,
John G. Freeze.
On' motion of Wesley Wirt, Esq., the fol-
lbwing resolution was unanimously adopt
Resolved, That we always have been, and
are now, in favor of the unbroken Union of
these States; and notwithstanding differ
ence of opinion on political questions which
heretofore existed among us, we are unani
moUsly' in favor' of sustaining the Federal
Government in any and all difficulties she
now has or may hereafter have with either
foreign or domestic Ties.
The Secretary was then requsted to read
the following resolutions adopted unani
mously by the Pennsylvania Legislature,on
the 16th inst. :
Whereas, the States of South Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,. Louisiana,
Florida and Texas, are in armed and trea
sonable rebellion against the sovereign au
thority and government ot the United States,
and have' constituted and are endeavoring to
maintain a treasonable and a rebellious
government, intended to subvert the Con
stitution and laws of the United States, and
to disolVe'thelr allegiance, revenues, ports,
arsenals, navy yard, and other exclusive
property of the national government, as
now within their power of seizure, and
have coerced loyal citizens within their
borders to unwilling submission to their
authority, and have raised officers, equip
ped and assembled large armies and ships
of war, with the avowed purposes to wage
aggressions therefore against the Constitu
tion and lawful authorities of the Union, and
against the liberties of the people, and have
besieged, attacked, and captured a fort in
the actual and peaceful possession ol the
United States troops, and have made the
garrison prisoners ol war whilst under the
protection of the national flag and the Fed
eral laws :
Resolved, That the faith, credit and re
sources of the State, i n both men and money
are hereby pledged to any amount and to
every extent which the Federal Govern
ment may demand to subdue the rebellion ;
to punish the treason ; to enforce the laws;
to protect the lives, the liberties and the
property of the people ; and to maiutain in
violate the Coustituiion and the sovereignty
of the nation.
ResolvedTh& the 'Governor be and is here
by directed to forward a certified copy of
this preamble and resolution to the Presi
dent of tha United Slates.
The following resolutions were then ofl-
ered by William Neal, Esq., and were unan
imously adopted :
When a portion of the citizens of this
Republic, tor any cause, array themselves
in hostile attitude against the constituted
authorities of the Government, as is now
the case with a portion of this confederacy,
it is r.ght and proper that the loyal people
of all sections of the land, should promptly-
express their disapprobation of all such
traitorous proceedings, and thus nphold and
strengthen the hands of the regularly con
stituted authorities, therefore we, the citi
zena of Columbia county, in mass meeting
assemoied, an, as an expression ot our
views, adopt the following:
Resolved, That we deeply deplore the ex
istence of our present i.ational difficulties
and that we will favor any peaceful adjust
ment ot the same, consistent with our
rights, and honor and thu dignity of the
Resolved. That there is no calamity which
could befall us so disastrous to the peace
happiness, prosperity growing greatness of
the whole country, as a disruption of the
Government of the Union.
Resolved, That discarding all partisan
feelings and prejudices as utterly unworthy
the patriot in this hour of our country's
trial we will cordially support the Govern
ment of the United States in every effort
made and to be made to suppress rebellion
and preserve the integrity of the Union and
Resolved, That we deem it the duty of
every good and loyal citizen of the country,
in this her hour of trial, to emphatically
condemn every traitorous demonstration
against the government or its policy, either
by speech or publication, and ihat we will
promptly discontinue our subscription and
patronage to any or all papers or puonca-
tions that may so far forget their duty to the
country, and our best interests, as to in any
way give aid and comtort to tne trauors now
in armed rebellion against the goernment.
Col. John G. Freeze requested and was
granted the privileg e of reading the follow
ing letter, and the same was ordered to be
published with the proceedings of this meet-
Bloomsburg, April 18th 1861.
Mr. President and Fellow Citizens i
Pursuant to a previous engagement, I am
compelled to leave in this evening train for
. . . i i i i i- i . .
New lorK and rnuaueipnia, anu regrei my
inability to participate in yourcontempated
meeting of citizens this evening. I have
only to say, that you have my hearty con
currence and co operation in any legal pro
ceedings looking to the repress of our Na
tional wrongs and the support of the Commander-in-Chief
of the American Union
He who would not now aid in redressing
the gross insult to the Stars and Stripes of
his country, in the hour of its national dis
grace, is unworthy the name of ah Ameri
Very respecllully, L. L. Tate.
The meeting was then addressed by Col.
John G. Freeze, Robert F. Clark, Esq.,
Lieut. Col. W. H. Ent, Geo. Martz, Esq.,
Rev. D. J. Waller, Capt. J. D. Melick, and
C. B. Brockway. Their speeches were
highly patriotic and were received with
deafening applause. The Bloomsburg and
Light Street Bands were in attendance and
enlivened the proceedings whh a number
of national airs. The feeling in favor of the
Government and the determination to siand
by the "stars and s'fripes" was uh'iVeral
Cheers were severally proposed lor the ftars
and stripes, the Union, the President ol the
United'States, the Army, the Navy, etc,
etc., and were each given with a will.
Never was such enthusiasm manifested in
a public meeting at this'pTace. Offers" were
made for Volunteers arid a number respond
ed by enlisting at once. The President
stated that money and everything necessary
to make the volunteers comfortable would
be furnished and that'a subscription head
ed by several individuals with One' hun
dred Dollars each had already begun.
On motion of Mr. Neal it was
Retolved, That a Committee of one from
each town in this connty be appointed by
the Chair' to' collect funds to equip and de
fray the expenses of those who may volun
teer in defence of their Country in this
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
meeting be published in al! the papers of
The Chair appointed the following ' nam
ed gentlemen :
Orangeville E. Lazarm, Wm.' Fritz.
Bloom Wm. Neal, P. Billmeyer.
Light Street. Peter Ent. S. L. Bettle.
Mifflin E. B. Brown, Chas. H. Hess.
Espy. Alfred Creveling, John Trembly.
Rohrsburg. E. Wertman W. A. Kline
Hemlock. Dr. W. W.' McReynotds,
Jerseytown Col. Neal -McCoy, 'Kiefer
'Millville. Samuel Kianer,'John L'eggot.
' Cattawissa John Sharpless, "Stephen
Baldy. , .
Slabtown Reuben Fahringer, J. Yeager.
Mainville. Wm. T. Shurnau Isaac Yetter.
1 Centerville Daniel Jamison Elisha W.M.
Peterson's Magazine for May has already
visited our book table. We know of no
visitor so welcome as this one, and are
pleased to know that we are not alone in
holding the book in thus high esteem. 'Its
fashion department is equal to any thing of
the kind we ever seen, and can't help but
receive the highest praise from the ladies.
The literatuie it contains is not of an inferior
article, but will compare favorably with
that of ar.y other Magazine.
Excitement at Boston.
Boston, April 20.
The mo6t intense excitement prevails
here relative te the Baltimore mob, and
Vengeance is threatened for the death of the
:Govemor Andrews has req-.tes'ed the
Mayor of Baltimore to have the bodies of
the deceased preserved in ice and sent to
The war feeling is becoming more in
tense every hour all over New England
Despatches pour in from all parts, announ
cing the holding of mass meetings. Three
full companies enlisted at Newburyport,
to-day, atari hour's 'notice.
Salem has voted Sl5,000 and sent two
companiesnumbering 160 men, who ar
rived here to-day.
The Irish, French and Germans are 'en
isling en masse.
The Fifth Regiment and Flying Artillery
are anxiously wailing orders to march.
Godet's Bock Of all books this one takes
'he lead for May in splendor, or in fact in
every respect. The dreadful peril in which
our country is at present placed does not
seem to have any effect on this Magazine
other than to increase its value. Its embel-
lishments are splendid, defying all compe
tition to compete with it. Send and get it;
price S3 per aonum.
Washington, April 20.
About fifteeen of the Massachusetts sol
diery are in the hosp ital. They are doing
well and in good spirit.
The steamer Pawnee left last night.
Government troops are aboard.
There is no violent excitement among
our people, but evidently a deep feeling of
auxiety and painful supense.
There are whisperings among the mili
tary that martial law will soon be declared.
The s'eamer St. Nicholas, plying between
Washington and Baltimore, was seized this
morning, for prudential purposes.
There are about 5,000 men under arms
in Washington and the vicinity.
Additional measures have been taken to
guard the entrances to the city,
the railroad terminus.
The Press says it has reliable informa
tion that Gen. Scott is ready for all emer
gencies has sufficient force to successfully
defend the Capiiol in case of an attack by
the Secessionists. It was rumored on our
streets a, few days ago that the enemy were
coming and that they were close, but that
was, as has been proven, not the case. We
do not apprehend an attack sdon.
We have received Arthur's Magazine fot
May. It :s a splendid number, rich, racy,
and cheap. The best family publication
extant. Send fot it.
tlolloways Pj'U -An incontrovertible truth.
The Blood the source of health. The blood
is the river of life and convejs on its cun
rent the elements of health or disease in its
course through the fibres and tissues of the
human lrame if pure it strengthens the
muscles, braces the nerves, gives solidity
to the bone firmness to the flesh lustre to
the eye, brilliancy to the complexion and
elasticity fo the animal Spirits : when vitiat-
ed, it infects the whole system and is pro
lific ol such disorders as scurvy scrofula
and all cutaneous eruptions. With these
facts before us, we see hdW essential it is
to health to preserve the blood pure Hoi
loways Pills will purify it in the most effec
tual manner, no matter how tainted it may
A NEW ASSORTMENT of
clock materials, of ihe riht quality,
teceived, which will be offered in all cases,
on good couditons.
Bloomsburg, April 25, 1861.
RCY1E1F OF Till: 31 ARRET.
' CARKFCLLV CORRECT CD WEEK I. v.
WHEAT, SI On
OA IS. . 3
FLOUR pr. bbl 6 00
CLOVE US EE D 5 00
1)KT APPLES. I 00
KEW GOODS TEtfY CHEAP?
OF EVERY VARIETY. '
; OF EVERY VARIETY,
OF EVERY VARIETY,
TO BE SOLD AT PRICES,
TO BE SOLD AT PRICES, '
TO BE SOLD AT PRICES,
JUST TO SUIT THE TIMES.
JUST TO SUIT THE TIMES.
JUST TO SUIT THE TIMES,
AT L. T. SHARPLESS' STORE
AT.L. T. SHARPLESS' STORE
AT L. T. SHARPLESS' STORE.
The above dan be verified by callinsz in
'and examining the goods.
Bloomsburg, April 24, 1861.
"new hats AND CAPS !
At .T. K. GirtoiVs Hal Store.
FMlUE undersisned respectfully informs the
citizens of Bloomsburg, and the public
in general, that he has jnet received from
Philadelphia a lot of NEW HATS & CAPS,
for Sprinz and Summer, of the very latent
styles and fashion, all of which h9 i pre
pared to sell cheaper than can be had else
where, with the exception of the manufac
turers. He fia- all kinds, styles, sort' and
sizes, of hats 'and caps, probably the most
varied assortment ever brought 10 town.
Al-o STRAW GOODS, includin-ihe mod
em stjles and fashions.
fySinre on Main Street, nearly opposite
the "Old Arcade."
Bloombur2. Apiil 24, 1861.
THE undersigned Executor of the last
will and testament of Elizebeth Ent late of
Scott township, Col'-mbia county, !ecased,
will expose to sale by public vendue,upon
the premeis, on
SATURDAY THE UTII DAY OF MAY
L.OT OF GROUIVD,
situate in the village of Light Street, in the
township aforesaid, frontina on Main
Street, and joining a lot owned by Mrs.
Haiienbuch, beins; in width on said
street 60 feet, and in depth 165 feet on
which is erected a
BRICK DWELLING HOUSE,
two stories high, and almost new, late tha
e-tate of said drceaed.
DANIEL G. ENT, Executoj.
Ughi Street, April 17, 1861.
TVOT1CE i hereby given that Letters of
1- Administration on the estate of Thomas
Aten, sen., late of MifTlin township, Col.
Couniy, have been granted by ihe Register
of said county to William Aten, residing in
Nescf peck township, Luzerne couuty and
Thomas Aten, residing in Mifflin township
Columbia connty. Ail persons having
claims or demands against ihe estate of the
decedent, are requested lo make them
known to the unde.-signeJ without delay
and those indebted will make payment
MifTlin, April 10. 1661-6'.
THE third session of the present Aca
demic year of the Orangeville Academy
and Normal Institute, will open on Tues
day, the 23d day of April, 1S61.
ror information in regard to expense9,
accommodation, &c. see circular ot Junua-
-t, or addres
J. A. SHANK, Principal.
Oranaeville, April 10, 1861.
I10H' LOST, II0U UESTOREk
Just Pulli-hed, in a Sealed Envelope ;
THE NATURE. TREAT-t2Xiy-lENT,
AND RADICAL CURE
tarx: y OF SPERMATORRHOEA, or
Seminal Weakness, Sexual Debility, Ner
vousness and involuntary emission, indu-
ina impotency, and Mental and Physical
By ROBT. J. CULVER WELL, M. D ,
Author vf thetiGreen Book " etc..
The world-renowned author, in his admi
rable Lecture, clearly prove from hi own
experience that the aful consequences of
Sell-abue may be effectually removed
without medicine and without dangerous
surgical operations, bougies, instruments,
rings or cordials, poinitr.2 out a mode of
cure at once certain and effectual, by which
every sufferer,no matter what his condition
may be. may core himself chenpty, priv ite'y
and ludically. This lecture will prove a
boon to thousands and thousands.
Sent unJer seal, in a plain envelope,to
any address post paid, on the receipt of twd
postage stamps, by addressing.
1 DR. CH. J. C. KLINE,
127 Bowery, N. Y. Pot Officebox 4,586.
April 17, 1861-ly.
NEW GOODS !
FRESH ARRIVAL OF
FALL AND WINTER
QH CO E 53 &
AT JllLLiUt'S STOKE!
fl'HE subscriber bas just returned from thd
-- City with another large and select as
sortment of FALL AND WINTER Goods,
purchased at Philadelphia, at the lowest
figure, and which he is determined to sell
on as moderate terms as can be procured
elsewhere in Bloomsburg. His stock com1
Lartiej' Dress Good,
of the choicest styles and latest fashions.
Hardware, Queensware, Cedarware, Hol
lowware, Iron, Nails, Boots & Shoes, Hata
and Caps, &c, &c. In short, everything
usually kept in country Stores; to which be'
invites the public generally. The highest
price paid for couutry produce.
S. H. MILLER;
Bloomsburg, Oct. 24, 1860.
CARPET Tl L'AVIXG,
, M&CUISE STITCHING SjC.
MRS. CATHARINE ZUPPINGER, begi
leave id inform the Public that she?
will be happy to give full satisfaction irl
the above business.
Blobm-bura, April 10, 1861.
YOUNG Vine of two ears, of ''Miller's
Burgundy," with beautiful roots can
be had : also, peach tree from seed of thai
choicest varieties, if called lor soon.
Bloomsbur-, April 10, 151.