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STAR OF THE NORTH.
TFJJ 7. JViCOBF, EDITOR.
filOOXSBCRG, WEDNESDAY", JHE 12, 1S61.
HENDRICK B. WRIGHT,
Candidate for Congress.
It will be seen by another article in to
day's Star, also by reference to the head
of our paper, that Col. H. B. Wright has
received the Democratic nomination for
Congress in this District as successor of
Geo. W. Scranton, dee'd.
Leonard B. Rupert was the choice of this
county, and as such was presented to the
Convention, where be commanded a very
But before proceeding far, it was plainly
to be teen that Col. Wright would be the
man. He came in the Conference with the
strongest force, having four votes perma
nently. . It was presumed that Wyoming
would have presented a man, as It was so
understood that one of the Conferees from
that county was instscted to support the
Hen. Robert R Little. But it so happened
that he was not named tefore the Confer
ence. The Conferees were not disposed to have
any wrangling; to the contrary, their ao
tions were characterized throughout with
good feeling toward each other as well as
the rival candidates. It was deemed prop
er aod right, that a' nomination should be
made with as little wire-pulling as possible,
the sooner the belter, and their delibera
tions go to show that that was acted out.
The nomination may not altogether suit the
voters of thia county, but as we are one
who never oppose regular nominations, we
feel doty bound to support it. We are fully
aware that there are a number of our Dem
ocratic friends, in this county who think
this the very best nomination that could
have been made, while on the other hand
there are those who think just the reverse.
We deem it unnecessary to speak of the
nominee's abilities, you all know him and
know him to be an able man.
We presume the voters of this county, or a
portion of them at least, will have an op
portnnity of hearing the Colonel speak be
fore ibe election. The time is short, al
though he will endeavor to fulfill some
appointments no doubt.
The Editors of some of the Republican
papers seem to doubAbe sincerity of the
Democratic papers in supporting the war.
We could name, quite a number of these
bawling fellows who were the first to enlist
for the war but the last to go. They are
really a pretty set of men to talk about sin
cerity and loyalty. Let us hear no more o!
it from our opposition friends for their own
sake. We are pleased to record them,
once, for the maintenance of the Union.
They are now on the right track as far as
thai is concerned at least. They are now
with the Democratic party, a party that has
always been for the Union, a party that
always carried the Stars and stripes, and a
party that bears the banner as ever'without
one star being eraced. This party never
would or could consent to carry a banner
with fifteen stars obliterated ; nothing sat
isfied it but the whole constellation, com
posed of the original stars as well as the
additional. That party, the Democratic
party, could never consent to accept doc
trine lika the following from one Gov. Banks,
a p'ominent member of that so called Re
publican party :
Although I am not one of that class of
man who cry for the preservation of the
Union : though I am willing, in a certain state
lifrirmmstances. to let it slide. I have no
leaf for its pervetaation. Bat let me say if
the chief object of the people of this coun
try be to maintain aod propagate chattle
tronnv in man. in other worJs, human sla-
tery this Union cannot and ought tiol to
Was such language calculated to bind
still closer the sacred ties that link us to
gether as one people 1 Is it any wonder,
in view of these denunciations, tnat tne
Southern people became excited and indig
nant ? We will quote a few sentences
from the Impending Crisis, the Helper doc
ument, endorsed by most of the leading
men in this so called Republican party.
'Slaveholders are nuisances." "It is our
imperative business to abate nuisances"
"Slaveholders are more ctiiuiui mu
- wnnn mnritprers."
'The institution of slavery must be blot
ted out, from every place where it exists,
either in the States cj territories, it mis can
not be done peaceably it must be duntfouibh) "
This is the language endorsed by the lea
ders of this party of men who have had the
audacity to charge upon the Democratic
party of the north of beiog disloyal. If so
disposed we could show op any amount of
such taunting and disunion sentiments as
above quoted which have come from the
lips of this party, a party which now go
Leart and hand for the Union with their old
trae and loyal friends, the Democracy.
The above Quotations were endorsed by
Seward, Sherman, Greely, Lovejoy, Grow
and a score of others, in the following style I
"We endorse these sentiments and recom
mend their circulation." They were cir
culated extensively for the purpose of dis
'"tilling into the minds of the people in the
north hatred toward the Southern "iree in
stitutions, and at ihe ame time to convey
the idea that a slaveholder was unfit to oc
cupy an honorable position in life.- In so
doing they were virtual; recommending
war against th south.
Thk mertisc; of Delegates iu Convention
on Monday last, at this pb.ee. was equal to
The Democratic Congressional Confe
rees of this district met in Conference, on
Tuesday last, at Wilkesbarre, and the result
of their deliberations was the nomination of
Hon. Hsmdricx B W'biqht, of Luzerne, for
Congress, npon the fourth ballot. There
were but two candidates bronchi before the
Confere nee Hon L. B. Rupert, of Col urn
bia, and Hon. Hendrick B Wright, of Lu
zerne. Upon the first, second and third
ballots, the vote stood four and four, the
Montour men and Luzerne " Totinat for
Wright, and the Wyoming and Colombia
men for Rupert. After the third ballot Wm.
M. Piatt, of Wvominsr. offered to the Con.
Ifpronra ncnlnlmn wnk' o
to h,- own position,
proposing mai me comerence mane woi.
Wright the nominee, and npon taking a
vote upon it he was chosen by votes as fol
lows : E. H.Baldy, Robert Davidson, of
Montour, George M. Holler.back, George
W. Search, of Luzerne, and Wm. M. Piatt,
of Wyoming, voting for Col. Hendrick B.
Wright; Col Levi L. Tate, William H.
Jacoby, of Columbia, and D. D. DeWitt, of
Wyoming, voting for Rupert. After this
ballot it was seen that Col. Wright had the
majority of the votes in Conference, where
upon he was declared by the Chairman,
Geo. M HolIenback,duly nominated. E. H.
Baldy, and the editor of this paper, acted as
Secretaries. We are unable to give the full
proceedings in this week's paper, as they
were not prepared in time. They will ap
pear in our next.
The Bombardment at Acquis Creek
FIFTEEN REBELS KILLED, AT LEAST.
W'abbirqtok, June JO. A lady of un
doubted veracity, who was within full view
of the batteries at Acquia Creek when at
tacked by the steamer Freeborn, communi
cates to her relatives in Washington the
fact that fifteen were killed to her certain
knowledge, and she has no doubt that as
many as fiueen were killed, besides a large
number wounded. She says that every
pains was taken to conceal the fact, even
from the friend of (he victim?, and that as
last as any casualty occurred the Bufferers
were removed to the woods for concealment.
She says the batteries contained 400 per
sons, including the troops. The studied
concealment of the rebels in regard to their
loss in the second and third attacks at Ac
quia Creek, made more than a week ago,
taken in connection with the quick circula
tion of the news of their escape from loss
in the first attack, affords a strong presump
tion that the casnalities in the two last en
gagements were serious.
A Mtstery at Washington. The Na-
ticnal Intelligencer says : Nearly four years
ago, a box about ten feet long and two
broad, was deposited by a stranger at the
wine store of the late John H. Buthmann,
of this city, with an intimation that it would
be asked for in three days, as it was to be
sent Sooth. This box has remained in that
establishment ever since, much to the an
noyance of the former and present proprie.
tors, who. when they had occasion to have
it moved to make room for wines, were
necessarily compelled to use a large force j
to effect a change in the location, with the. I
observance of all due caution, as hints had
been thrown out that it mieht be an infer-i
nal machine. The other day, however, the
too was removed, and disclosed a small
brass cannoj, (similar in shape to the great
gun sent through this city about a ypar ago.)
with a railway, on which it was to be work
ed. No further investigation was made ;
but it is evident, from the very great weight
of the box, that it contains something else
relating to military matters, which it might
be well for some scientific officer of the
Government to examine.
Governor Andrew, in his message to the
Massachusetts Legislature, says :
This is no war of sections ; no war of
the North on the South; it is waged to
avenge no former wrongs, nor to perpetu-
ate ancient erief of memories of conflict ,
but it is the struggle of the people to vindi
cate their own Tights, to retain and invigor
ate the institutions of their fathers ; the ma
jestic effort of a national government to ?:n-
dicate its power and execute us functions.
for the welfare and happiness ot tne people.
That will do. That statement covers the
the whole ground, and we commend this
fair exposition of the objects of ihis war to
all those rabid and mischevous republican
organs who wonld destroy the counsels of
loyal men by preaching a crusade of exter
mination and confiscation.
"No Partt Now." The following ex
tract from a new York Volunteer shos
how the Black Republicans cany out their
doctrine of "no party now."
'I would add that I have two Lrothers in
the New York Eight Regiment, and that I
belong to the New Jersey Volunteers, all
now in this city, and that I have just learn
ed that my aged father has been turned out
the New York Custom 'House, simply, I
suppose, because three of hi sons, all
Democrats, are fighting the battle of the
Union. I ask for information on the ques- 1
tion, "Havs we but one Party 1"
The Republican party we understand
held a County Convention, at the Court
House, in this place, on Tuesday last, and
appointed Frank Stewart and. Jadge Willits
as Congressional Conferees to meet the
Conferees, of the other counties at Wilkes
barre on Thursday (to-morrow) They
nominated no man as the choice of this
county. They professed faith towards Col.
W right not long since, and it is now to be
seen whether they were in earnest, or
whether it was a plot devised by them to
throw him over-board. They will or did,
publicly and privately, acknowledge him
to be the man for the times ; now let them
face the music. There no doubt is a dis
position on the part of some of the Repub
licans to make a regular nominee of tnuir
TPs t femes on the. outside of our paper
Columbia County Democratic Convention.
In pursuance of the notice given by the
Democratic Standing Committee, the Dele
gates elected by the Democratic voters of
Columbia county; met in Convention, at
the Court-House, in Bloomsborg, on Mon
day, the 10th of June, 1861, at 2 o'clock,
P. M., for the purpose of nominating some
person for Congress, to be supported at the
ensuing special election, on the 22d of
The townships were nearly all represent
ed, much better than we had expected con
sidering the busy season.
The Convention being called to order, on
motion of L. L Tate, of Bloomsburg, the
Hon. Pster Ekt, was appointed President
of the Convention ; and on motion of Wm.
H. Jacoby, A. B Tate, of Berwick, and
Benj. F. Fruit, of Madison, were chosen
On motion of Andrew Freas, the town
ships were called over in alphabetical order,
and the Delegates responded as follows:
Bloom L. L. Tate, Wm. H. Jacoby.
For. Berwick A. B. Tate, Lewis Enke.
Benton Abraham Young, Valentine Fell.
Beaver Joel Bredbeader, Mooes Moyer.
Briarcreek William Lam on, Joseph Kes
ter. Center Andrew Freas, Jacob Hess.
Cattawissa Geo Scott, Camper Rahn.
Fishingcreek Hugh McBride, Daniel
Greenwood A. J. Albertson, Wm. Eyer.
Hemlock Frank McBride, Jesse Ohl.
Jackson Absolom Mcllenry, William E.
Locust Alex. Mears, Jacob Veager.
Maine Wm. T. Shuman, J. R. Jamison.
Mifflin Chas. H. Hess, Dr. D H. Mont
gomery. Madison Benj F. Fruit, Conrad Kream
er. Montour John Deiterick, Evan Welli
ver. Mt. Pleasant Hiram Thomas, A K. Hea
cock. Orange Hon. II. R. Kline, Jeremiah Hess.
Pine Benj. Winters'een, Albert Hun'er.
Roaringcreek Philip Cool, Michael Fed
eroff. Scott Hon. Peter Ent, Philip T. Hart
man. Sugarloaf Alinas Cole, David Lewis.
On motion, the Convention proceeded to
make a Congressional nomination, when
Chas. H. Hess, of Mifflin, nominated the
Hon. Leonard B. Ropebt, of Bloomsborg,
and there being no other candidates before
the Convention, on motion of Wm. H. Ja
coby, his nomination was made by accla
mation as the unanimous choice of the Con
vention. On motion of Hugh McBride, L. L. Tate
and Wm. H. Jacoby, were appointed Con
gressional Conferees to meet similar Con
ferees of the District at Wilkesbarre, on
Tuesday the 11th day of June inM, to assist
in making a congressional nomination.
On motion of Hon. Geo. Scott, the Con
vention instructed the Conferees to use
all fair and honorable means to secure the
nomination of the Hon. L. 3. Rupert.
On motion of L. L Tate a Committee of
five were appointed by the chair to draft
Resolutions expressive of the dense of the
j Democracy of Columbia county. On mo-
tion H. R. Kline the Committee was in
creased to tine. Ihe lollowing are the
Col. L. L. Tate, Wm. T. Shuman, A. li.
Kline, Casper Rahn, B. F. Fruit, Andrew
Freas. Hon Geo. Scott, Alex. Mears, and
The Committee retired to a room and
prepared the following preamble of resolu
tions which were read to the Convention
by the Chairman of said Committee and
Whereas, Civil war has been inaugura
ted simultaneously with a Republican ad
minitration ; and whereas, it nasever been
the Democratic faith that, abolitionism, or
other sectionalism, must inevitably beget
j tjT;j war anj rum onr country, therefore,
Resolved. That the Democratic party is
the true and only conservative part) of the
; country, and the Democratic creed the only
j embodiment of principles under which our
beloved country can prosper.
Resolved. That we are not in favor of
secession or nullification, whether the right
be claimed by South Carolina, Massachu- !
setts or Pennsylvania, believing that the
only remedy for all real or fancied inter
Slate grievances lies within the Constitution
and Union and not outside of thern
Resolved, That we are determined to main
tain the equality ot all the States, in all res
spects, under all circumstances, and in ill
Resolved, That we are in favor of our good
old Constitution and flag, and are determin
ed to wage perpetual war agaisl secession
ists, nullifies, Know-Nothings and Aboli
tionists. Resolved, That we will, in view of tne
lamentable condition into which our oppo
nents have brought the country, labor in
cessantly, until the last rebellious flag shall
fall, every abolitionist and other disunionist
be hurled from power, ana one nag, one
constitution, one interest and one destiny,
shall be recognized from Canada to the Gulf
of Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific. Resolved, That we will vigorously support
President Lincoln in all constitutional and
proper means for the protection ot the
American Flag, and the preservation of the
honor and integrity of the Government as
u mnnifestlv evidenced bv the large pro
portion of democrats now in tne service oi
the United States Government.
Resolved, That in the recent death ot Hon.
Stephen A. Douglas, United States Senator
from Illinois, the Democracy of Columbia
county, Pennsylvania, and the whole Union
have sustained an irreparable loss, and re
gard his demise as a national calamity.
Resolved, That the unanimous nomination
of the Hon. Leonard B Rupert, as a Union
Candidate for Congress just made by the
Colombia County Democratic Convention,
meets our cordial approbation, and should
receive the suffrage of every Union man,
not only in Columbia County but in the
Twelfth Congressional District. -
On motion the convention adjourned.
Th Spiked Goks at Fort M'Hekrt The
Union" Gum. Baltimore, Jane 10. We
learn that the two heavy guns sent from
Pittsburg to Fort M'Henry, and which were
spiked somewhere on the road, have had
new touch-holes drilled, and are all ready
I rr- . . i!T'. T-Mf es lost
For the Star of the North, j
The Democratic citizens of Still Water
and the surrounding neighborhoods, met in
the beautiful grove of Joseph Coleman
on Saturday afternoon, June 8th, for the
pleasure of a social Picnic. The new mil
itary company in progrets ot formation, and
comanded by R. J Milliard, was in atten
dance. They made a fine appearance, and
their movements considering the little prac
tice they have had, was quite respectable.
They were headed by very good martial
music and two beautiful flags, one of which
was presented to the company, on the oc
casion, by Joseph Coleman, through A. J
Kline, esq., and the '-Stars and Stripes"
were flung to the breeze, midst the hearty
cheers of the whole company. Our glori
ous old flag! how it thrilled the heart!
What sacred memories cluster around ii !
Beneath it, our grandsires fought through
the struggle for Independence, and died,
contented wilh the assurance, (hat
"The Star Spangled Banner'' still waved.
O'er the land that lrom bondage was sved.'!
Beneath it our sires and our brothers
achieved the glorious victory, and endured
the hardship" of the war of 181215. and
of the battle fields of Mexico. Beneath its
protection our mothers sung our infant lul
liby, and looked with noble pride npon their
growing children; believing that they were
rearing sons and daughters, who would add
to the number of a race of freemen and in
crease the strength of a glorious nation
Beneath it too, we have enjoyed as much
liberty as good laws and noble institutions
afford, and cursed be the man, that would
tear one strips from its folds or pluck ore
6tar from its Heaven colored galaxy.
Alter considerable military drill, ihe meet
ing was called to order, and John Mcllenry,
sen., was unanimously chosen Pre-idnt.
Vice-Presidents and Secretaries were ap
pointed, and James Mcllenry delivered an
address, which was listened to with inter
est, and at its close, the speaker, the mili
tary and the ladies were enthusiastically
cheered. The whole company now luxu
riated upon the good things abundantly pro
vided, when the old people retired to dis
cuss the present troubles, and the young to
enjoy the pleasure of the swing, and talk
delicious nonsense as usual on such occa
sions. JOHN SUTTON.
Camp Ccrun, j
Harrisburg, June 5, 1R61.
A Card As many letters are daily re
ceived by members of the ''Iron Guards,"
saying that rumors were in circulation in
Columbia county, of the ill treatment in
camp of the Volunteers, and also, reflecting
upon Capt. Ricketts, and censuring his con
duct toward his company. Therefore, we
the undersigned Committee in behalf of the
company, request the Editors of Columbia
county to give the following a place in their
Since our arrival in CampCurtin we have
received the most humane treatment, and
it is the cry ot every one, that everything is
better than wan expected. But as to this
subject we have only to reler our friends to
the proceedings of the officers in camp,
published in the Harrisburg "Pennsylvania
Telegraph," of May 31st, 1861. As regards
Capt. Ricketts, we are happy to say, that
he has acted in good faith towarJshis com
pany, always doing all in his power for the
comfort and well-being of each member,
and the honor of the whole. He was sent
to Philadelphia on fpecial doty, the first
Monday after our arrival, and returned again
on the following Thursday. He left us aqain
for duly in Philadelphia, on the second
Monday after our arrival, and was taken
sick on his way down. He supposed he
was poisoned by eating oranges, t ut his
physician said not. As soon as he re
turned to us, and every memter of the
''Iron Guards" was very glad to see him
His conduct i-ince his connection wilh the
company has been most honorable.
Doubtless these unfounded rumors have
been set afloat by those who so skunkish'.y
deserted, and through such report expect to
escape the just, but severe odinm of the
people. Though bard, we think a tar bath
wilh fixens, would do them good.
B. R. Hathuhst, 1
C. B. Brdckwat. I
Samuel Knorr, f Committee.
I. H. Skesholtz,
G S. Coleman.
Locking the Stable after the Horse is
Stolen. We see that Gov. Curtin has been
forced, by public opinion, to appoint a
commission to investigate the facte connect
ed with the alledged frauds in furnishing
supplies of every kind, including clothing
&c, to the volunteers of this State. Hon.
Jacob Fry, jr., of Montgomery county, Ben
jamin Haywood, Esq , of Schuylkill county
and Charles Abbott, Esq., of Philadelphia,
are the Commissioners. These are all very
honorable and competent men, and, we
are well satisfied that they will do justice
to all par.ies, as far as their power extends.
But this act, now after nearly .all the bills
have been paid, seems like "locking the
door after the horse is stolen." Why was
not a safeguard like this provided at first,
and not wait until jobbers had robbed the
soldiers, stuffed their wallets, and disgraced
the State1 The Governor recommended
that the State be armed, before President
Lincoln issued his proclamation for troops,
and every watcher of events had for months
foreseen that war was imminent, if not un
avertable. Then was the time for high of
ficials to strange, informally for the neces
sities of the exigency foreshadowed ; and
then, no doubt, the jobbers, keen of scent,
were on the trail; because otherwise, the
services of competent and trusty men
would, from the start, have been obtained
to secure uniforms and stores for the vol
unteers. But instead of merchants possessive of
reputation and patriotism, jobbers and po
litical jsgglers said to be possessive of
craft and knavery, were made agents
of the Comm onwealth and contractor to
provide outfits for the Pennsylvania regi
ments. Verily, the outrage is as transpa
js cm c ! t f !i n itlo.f F,n s tonSfntintl,
The following obituary notice was pre
pared for the Washmton Sunday Morn jug
Vhro'iicle, by Col. John W Korney, on Sat-
; urday, when the news of his death reached
that city, and was withheld on tne receipt
of the intelligence that he was still alive :
Death of Jndge Douglas.
We mourn the death of Stephen A.
Douglas, in common with millions of our
countrymen. It would be a grievous de
privation at any time it is an irreparable
calamity now. The curtin is slowly rising
before the future of a conflict in which all
our rights and franchises are involved, and
as the world gazes upon the unwonted
spectacle, one of the most important cham
pions of the cause of freedom is forever re
moved from ihe sight of man. It is almost
impossible to realize the fact that Stephen
A. Douglas is dead. It is impossible to
measure the magnitude of the loss to our
country Probably no one, of all ihe pa
triots in public and in martial life, with tho
sole exception of Winfielc Scott, was at
once so fitted to move in a great and com
prehensive sphere, and capable of produ
cing such an immense impression upon
his country as Mr. Douglas. His hold upon
the affections of a lare body of the people,
always strong, had latterly become irresis
tible upon millions of others For years
the accepted chief of a great party, he held
his followers to his standard by a tenacity
of purpose and a force of intellect that were
employed with unexampled ability against
his adversaries. But when he saw the
Union in peril, his party feelings were
promptly thrown behind him, and his best
energies offered and enlisted on the side of
the country. He did nothing by halves.
As fie was a resolute opponent, so was he
a whole neanea inenu. ne gave to tne
cause of the Constitution no hesitating or
partial support. All his powers wer exer
cised and disciplined in behalf of the coun
try. He went forth to Illinois, and greatly
contributed to the consolidation of her peo
ple against the Southern rebellion, and if
he had lived to return to Washington, he
would have been the formidably and fore
most defender of the war police of Mr. Lin
coln's Administration, because, as he had
asked no office or favor of the President, he
coold rebuke the disappointed, and rally to
the flag millions of the patriotic.
To be called hence a, such a time is sad
indeed ; but when we remember that Ste
ruf.N A. Douglas was but forty-eight years
of age or. the 23d of April last, and that he
left Washington only a few weeks ago in
apparently excellent health, buoyed up with
the hope that he had many years in store
to devote to the Republic and his friends,
and that he was surrounded by a young and
interestins family, his death will awaken
almost universal grief.
It is impossible to do full jnstice to the
history and character of this remarkable
man. His career has been a marvellous
one ; his attributes such as few men ever
possessed Losing his father while yet an
infant, and dependent from early life upon
his mother, and then upon his own exer
tions, he was soon thrown upon the world,
and, before he had reached his majority,
compelled to take apart, in the stirring
scenes of public life. A cabinet maker, a
student of law, a merchant's clerk, a school
master he passed from one position to an
other, serving intermediately as Attorney
General, Secretary of State, and Judge of
the Supreme Court of Illinois.
He w as elected to the House of Repre
sentatives in 1843, and remained a member
of that body for four years ; after which, in
1 847. he was elected to the United States
Senate, and died a member that august as
semblyhaving served a continuous Sen
atorial term of fourteen years. When last
re-elected to the Senate, his canvass and his
triumph excited intense interest in this and
in other countries. Although deteated in
the Presidential election, owing to the di
vision ot the Democratic party by the Dis
unionists, he was scarcely less an object of
admiration and regard than his fcuccessfal
When wo recur to the amazing mental
achievements of Stephen A. Douglas, we
are reminded ol our u:ter incapacity to do
justice to him. Ila was indeed ant intel
lectual giant. Bold, prompt, ever ready,
he could at the same lime be the most cau
tions and the most conservative of states,
men. Seldom a day passed that he did not
surprise his enemies into praise of his pow-
ers. wnemer ne t'puKu upuu we uuoi Je
sses of the day, or upon international and
foreign affairs ; whether he replied to a po
litical opponent or investigated a scientific
question, he was always correct, original,
and exhaustive. An a populor speaker he
was unrivalled, and he who held listening
Senates and contended successfully with
the ablest statesman in his day and genera
tion, could sway the multitude with his
magic influence, exhibiting a physical
strength and a vigor of language unknown
iu party conflicts.
In private life, he was ihe idol of all who
knew him. His charities werem unincent,
his generosity, never ostentatious, was al
ways undounded. Having realized several
large fortunes and encountered many re
verses in business, he did not know the
value of money, except to serve his friends.
Ho almost laughed at adversity, and seem
ed to welcome it for the lessens it convey
ed. There was a humor in his conversa
tion, a readiness of repartee in his responses
a music in his voice, and a grace in his
movement, that made him an ornament of
every society, welcome alike in the palace
and hovel, admired equally by the prince
and the beggar, and so attractive an object
that if he spoke in the Senate crowds gath
ered to hear him, or if he walked along ihe
streets strangers turned to gaze at him as
he Passed. HU death will chill every loyal
heart upon this continent. It will be
moarned on this holy day. by hundreds of
thousands who opposed him politically.
Those who clunc to his cause, and followed
bis flag, will despairingly ask, "Who will
taka the place of our great leader i
Tut -wab news is interesting if reports are
to be relied upon. The telegraph is telling
What will the End be ?
People are now carried away by excite
ment. The efithusiaftn ol the moment ex
cludes almost every thought from the mind
of our citizens, but those of military glory
We at the North fight or help fighting be
cause we feel it to be our duty to uphold
the honor of the government, and avenge
the wrongs inflicted upon it.
Our brethren at the sooth rush to the bat
tle field from what they deem to be a point
honor and a sacred duty, for the mainten
ance of their institutions and the sanctity
of their homes.
The question, as we have viewed it from
the beginning, resolves itself into this : The
South has been wronged by the North : but
6he has taken means of redress which are
not constitutional : She has violated the cov
enant existins between the States of thi
heretofore glorious Union: the children of
the Union who have pledged for it to each
other, their lives, their fortunes, their sac
red honor, rush to the defence of that same
Union with an enthusiasm aris'tHg from the
This is the true and real statement of the
case. This is the issue in whih the South
erner and the Northerner have joined
If both parties wish to be honest, all side
considerations and issues must be left out
They must look upon the question as stated
above, to wit : the South feels grieved at
the Noth, and has taken in her own hands
to obtain redress : the North feels at heart
the insult offered to the government and
means to have it redressed.
There is no other quarrel between the
two at this moment. And what is very re
markable both parties appear to be promp
ed by motives of the strictest honesty, both
as regards the principle about which they
are at war, and the system of carrying it
Both parties, as we have remarked, are
enthusiastic in their work. The South im
agines a br'lliant future, an independent ex
istence, and a sovereign republic.
The north looks forward to the day, when
the strife shall have come to an end, when
peace shall have been restored, the Union
more firmly knit "together, and the American
Eagle will carry the Stars and Stripes to the
farthermost ends of the world, the messen
ger bird of the tiding of peace, the emblem
of the most powerful nation on the earh.
But here it is where our courage fails us;
here we become desponding; we cannot
see our way through; the conclusion of the
drama becomes a mystery to us
For, tuppose the Federal troops succeed
in recovering the Government property;
suppose they gain possession of all impor
tant places, from Alexandria to N. Orleans ;
what then ?
Shall we be obliged to keep a standing
army to put down possible insurrections in
rebellious Stales 1 God forbid! Truly we
will repeat in that case the words of a nor
thern demagogue, "let the Union slide P
Should a standing army become necessary
as a bond to keep the Union together, the
best, the purest, the. noblest feature of our
former government would have departed
for evet. A shroud of humiliation should
then be thrown around the statue of Ameri
There is only one glimpse of hope which
now and then makes its appearance in our
darkened horizon. We indulge, now and
then, in the hope that there is 6till a Union
feeling in ihe receded States: that there are
Union-loving men, who only wait for an
opportunity to pronounce, and to take the
lead. We have assurances to this effect
We, morever, indulge in the hope that men
will arise, who, being sobered by the rod
of affliction and punishment, will retrace
their steps, reconsider the sanctity of their
former oath, and with renewed feelings of
chastened affection cling to those inslitu
tion which have eiven us protection and
But should we be disappointed in this
our hope should we be obliged to look to
force alone for the maintenance of the Uni
on (we do not say re-construction) ah, then,
the future is dark indeed !
However, we are not willing to give up.
We trust in God. And we trust moreover,
in the union of the North. At the South
they are mistaken as to our true position
and our intentions. They think and pro
claim that we mean to subjugate them. In
this the are mistaken. They will learn to
know us better. The rampant demagogues
who have, ere thia, annoyed the South are
despised at the North. Their power is gone
May we not hope that the seceded Mates
will soon fell that the contest is onequal!
that they are the victims of unprincipled,
perjured, ambitious, military mon !
May the Lord of Peace soon stay tne nana
of the Demon of War !
May the people of all States send men,
chosen by them, to take part in the councils
of ihe nation, to deliberate calmly, and to
resolve boldly !
Let the ballot box speak with a loud and
free voice, and the country will have peace
again. Boston Pilot.
The Sentiment of England.
To The Editor of The Press : That the
Government of Great Brittain is oscillating
between the cotton bale of the South, and
the flour barrel of the North is apparent ;
but of one thing we Americans may rest
assured the entire people of Three King
doms are heart and hand with us in our
good work of quelling the most unjust and
causeless rebellion the worl? ever w'rness.
ed. A residence of years in England ena
bles me to speak by the card, when I tell
you that there is a deep-seated respect and
love in the powerful middle for both the
people and the institutions of the great Re
public. To us they look for the justifica
tion of the principle of self-government,
and the hope of progress all over Europe ;
and the Cabinet which would be fatuous
enough to take side with the traitors of the
South against the Americn Union would be
out of office in a week.
Washington, June JO Sme of the D.:-
tricl of Columbia volunteers left here about
8 o'clock this morning, on foot, taking with
them camp equippae. a bountiful iUi-ply
of provisions, orl en renchine implement:.
A Lrge litmher of horse recently arrive
ed here, were being trained ihis morning
by the artillerymen on ihe City Hall lot
No advance on Harper's Feny by the
Baltimore and Ohio radroad is intended, as
the condition of the road and l lie tridges
would make it a tedious as w ell as difficult
The regiments that left he'e this morning
go by Chambersburg. Some troops will be
sent to Frederick, Md , to protect the Union
men at the election on Thursday, as there
are intimations of an intended attempt to
depose Gov. Hicks and establish a provis
ional government, by the Legislature now
Some companies of District of Colombia
troops moved up the Potomac this morning,
under command of Col. Stone, of the Four
teenth United States Infantry.
Gen. Mansfield has a dispatch stating that
ihe Second Michigan Regiment, on its way
here, fired on after it got through Baltimore,
as well as stoned. The fire was returned
and several of the mob were killed. The
regiment arrived here this morning unin
jured. The New York Ninth Regiment is under
orders to move to-morrow morning. Other
regiments, it is understood, will receive
marching orders before night
Contrart to expectation, the Western
Reserve, ihe well known Abolition corner
of the Slate of Ohio, has thna far responded
but feebly to the call for troops. Thanks to
the efforts of Senator Wade and others, who
endeavored to explain and sugar over thi
unlooked for dilatorine-s in various ways,
Governor Dennison has been preventing the
ranstering into servic e of the United States
of regiments raised in other quarter of the
Stale, in order to give the Abolition corner
a chance. The War Department ha be
come tired of ihis, and the Secretary has
despatched a letter to the Governor of Ohio
requesting him not to wail any longer on
dilatory citizens, but to receive the regi
ments from Cincinnati, already organized,
drilled and equipped, and clamorous for
llollowny's Fills. Thene plus ultra Rem
edies for Scrofula, Scurvy, kc. When all
else have failed these famous piPs will ef
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kir.dered disorders. By their direct action
on the circulation Holloway's pills porify
the blood ol those humors which inlect or
vitate it. Thousands have been cured by
them after they had tried all other mean
without succe-s. On the stomach, the liver
and the lungs their effect is maivelloos
Let each one judge for himself by procu
ring a box and following the directions to
th letter, and we will guaranty a speedy
and effectual cure. All who have the
slightest taint of scurvy should use these
medioines don't hesitate purchare a box.
Easton, Jnne 8, 1861 A company from
Stioudsburg arrived at Camp Washington to
day making 28 companies now encamped
here. There la little or no sickness a mon 5
them, and what there is, is only occasioned
by the change of water. The men are well
satisfied with their quarters and rations.
Orfthe 9ih ult., by Rev. S. L Bowman,
Mr. George A. Herhikg, and Mn Mat A.
Hess, both of Lime Ridge, Columbia Co.
On the 5th inst., by Rev. Wm Life, Joh
C. Ihwin, to Miss Mart Smith, both of
Montour county, Penna.
In Centre township, Colombia county,on
Friday the ? 1st of May, 1861, of dropsy,
Mr. Jacob Hagenbuch, an estimable citizen,
in the 87th year of his aue.
Et'ate of Susan J-ine Cavenee, deed.
vO I1CE i thereby given that letters of
administration on the Eate of Sunn
Jane Cavenee, late of Mouni Plea-ant town
ship, Columbia county, dee d., have been
granted by the Register c.f said County to
the nnJeisiaiied, vho resides in Mount
Pleasant township, Columbia county. All
persons bavins clams or den.ands aginst
the E-ute of ihe decedent are requesteJ 10
present them for settlement, and those in
debted to make payment without d-Uy.
GEORGE C.WENEE, AJm'r.
Monnt Pleasant, June 12, 1S6I.
A T T 13 1 T IOX ! COnVXSX !
ON K thousar.d customers 10 volunteer to
buy their Goods at L. T. SHARPLESS"
Store, where they can be bought very low
for cash or country produce. Having on
hand a stock of goods, he is determined to
sell at prices reduced to suit the times.
An assortment of Clothing adapted to this
seso of the year, will be iold cheap.
Good Sugars at 6 10 12 lb.
Syrups at 10 to 15 cts.per qt. Also, New
Orleans Bakitu Molasses.
A fresh lot of cheap Culieo, warranted to
hold color just received.
All kinds ot Shoes will be sold, at prices
less than marked.
To customers baying for cash, we wonlJ
say it is to your interest to give him a call.
Grateful for the patronage extended to
him in the past, he hopes to merit the cou
fiJence of the public in future
L. T. SHARPLESS.
Bloomsburg. June 5, 1861.
BARRETT'S IMPROVED KEV0LV1XG
THE undersigned respectfully informs
the citizens of Columbia county and the
Public in General, that he has on hand, a
lare and Superior quality of BARRET'S
IMPROVED REVOLVING HV UAKES,
ms.de ol the veiv best maierial and excel
lent style and will be sold at it low figure.
Farmers will rind it greatly to their advan
tage to secure one of the aboe Rakes by
which they can Rake as rnnch as ten met
wilh band Rakes.
E. B. PURSEL
Epytown, June 5, 1861.
E. II. LITTLE,
Office in Court J