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BLCQIJSECEGV. TVEDSESDIT, FEB. 18, 1862.
rxjcTsica of Senator Bright.
; As will be eeu by the proceedings pub
lished in (a!! in another column, the Senate
cf the United Stales, by a two-tbirds Tote,
ia.ot week expelled Jesse D Bhicht, of In
diana, as one of the members of that body.
It may be that the majority acted wisely:
fcnt we confess, from a careful reading of
all the testimony bronght against him, we
could not Fee the treasonable act of his,
which would justify each course. Mr.
Cowan. of this State, and Mr. Harris, of
New York two Republican Senators from
the two greatest States In the Union to
their honor be it paid, voted againct th$
act of harshness The reason assigned,
and the only one that we have seen is that
Mr. Bright wrote the following letter, the
bearer of which (who is said to be a cousin
of the President) was arrested some time
ago upon the charge of treason :
Washington, March 1. 186!.
"My Dtin Sib : Allow me to introduce
to your acquaintance, my friend Thomas
B Lincoln, of Texas He visits your capi
iii tnaimy to dispose oi wnat be regard a
great improvement in fire-arms. I rrcom
med him to your favorable consideration as
a gentleman of the first respectability, and
reliable iu every repct. Wry truly yours.
'JESSE D. BRIGHT.
'To his Excellency, JefTer'on Davis, Presi
dent of the Confederate States.'7
The chief offence charged against Mr. B.
is that be addressed Jefl. Davis as kis Ex
cellency, in an ordinary letter of introduction
We will not enter into a discussion as to
the propriety of this act. But we cannot
repress the remark, that a singular specta.
cle is presented of a grave body passing
sentence of expulsion upon a Senator upon
a charge of treason founded on such a ba
sis! Aye, and a body which permits such
men at Charles Scmkkr to occupy . high
places in Us councils. Charles Sumner has
spent his official lifetime in fanning the
flames of sectional discord, which has left
our country in its present pitiable condition
aye, and Chas. Sumner votes for the ex
pulsion of Jesse D. Bright, who has been
one of the most powerful foes of all the
dangerous dogmas of this leading Abolition
ist. It may be that Mr. Bright made a
pnerons mistake in writing to a traitor, ana
hat received a just punishment but even
banded jastice will not rest satisfied while
the men who have made the traitors viz :
such Abolitionists as Sumner -are allowed to
bit in judgment upon h'rn. Lnzerne Union.
A SiartHs; riclcrt of GoTtrcmental Corrup
tion. No lover of his country or friend of public
i-tte can run his eye over the revelations
contained in the speech of Mr. Dawes, ol
Mass. in the House of Representatives with
out feeling the intensest indignation and
alarm. : Mr. Dawes deals with unblemish
ed facts, reliably ascertained through a
committee of Congress ; but the flights of
the boldest fancy are tame beside the start
ling record of crime which he drags to the
The facta stated will arrest the attention
of the tnoit indifferent, while they will fill
the public spirtited and truly loyal citizen
withthe deepest apprehension. An army
of traitors, viler and more dangerous than
all the legions ia armed rebellion, are suck
lag the heart' blood of the republic, end
are secretly but surely and rapidly devour
in thexmrceaof its strength. The shame
ful revelation cannot be doubted ; it is not
the offspring of partizan malice, but owes
its being to men who are in sympathy with,
and aoppor'.erdoftbe present administration.
Mr. Dawes is a republican member and the
discoveries he has made have been extract
ed from unwilling witnesses, under the
penalties of imprisonment and the obliga
tion cf an oath. The very first war con
tract into which the fJovernment entered
was a swindle ; and whether it buys beef,
border, arms, or clothing for its soldiers, it
allows every purchase to be tolled, by a
band of barpies as ravenous as the horse
leech No wonder Mr. Cameron has re
signed. The whole Administration should
follow his example, while every robber of
the treasury should be seized and made to
di-ore the proceeds of his knavery. Ntu
We observe the name of the Member
from this county, among the Democratic
Candidates for Surveyor General. It ema
nated from a Harrisburg correspondent of
Ust week in the PhiLidefphia Evening Jour
nal. Here is the paragraph ;
I have heard it said, that cor mutual
friend, Col Tate, the able and industrious
member from Columbia, is spoken of as a
suitable candidate for the office ot Surveyor
General. . Col. Tate would make a. most
faithful and vigilent officer, and he hails
from that Democratic district, which has
rever yet flinched, and which has always
proved itself true to Democratic instincts.
Vonr correspondent wooldbe much pleased
to see the Colonel as one of the standard
bearers of the Democracy in the coming
contest. His character for probity and hon
esty woclJ make him a formidable compel
It is rumoreJ that a proposition ia soon to
be made in the U. S. Senate to lay a tax cf
ten percent, on the pay of the officers and
o!disrs ia the army. We do not object
to th3 tax being levied upon the pay of the
officers, bat wa protest against any tax
rsi'setoj the poor pittance paid by the Gov
erat;ent to the eoIJier. This would be an
act of injustice which would he indefensi
Ra.her let us safest that the mem
bers el Congress ti? off their mileage and
tax their owa pay fifty per cent. Thsy
vrci'J than receive much more than they
earn. V.'e will see if Sfiey are patriotic
encu-:'3 to do Dsn. t'tm.
Let cs be Consistent.
The worship of the Goddess of Reason
i r. 1. . ' r I I
isas ouea oeen penormea oy ceremonies
the most unreasonable and ridiculous. Un
der the banner of liberty tyranny has
achieved many a .triumph. The watrior
with glory as his guide has led hi follow
ers into battles as disgraceful in their exe
cution, as inglorious in iheir results. The
patriot under the ptaa of loyalty has com
mitted treason against his country of the
blackest dye. The politician while pro
fessing to serve his country has robbed its
treasury of its last dollar. The name tinder
which crime is now-a-days committed is
everything. These are some of the incon
sistencies we meet with on every hand, but
so perverted bas the moral sense of our peo
pie become, that they "pass over us like a
summirr cloud without exciting oar special
It is a homely but true saying "pm a
beggar on horse back and be will ride to
tne devil." This need not excite surprise ;
but thi.t an American citizen who has rea
son to glory in the recorded annals of his
country is bleeding at every pore, ignobly
lower bis mind to schemes of profligacy
and plunder, is a solecism we would hardly
expect in a civilized man. The firet Ml
ever given in the White House came off on
Thursday evening last. This is an incon
sistency and an impropriety we would
hardly have expected in "Honest Old Abe,
the rail-splitter," It must, indeed, have
been a depraved taste that could have pro
jected such a revel at such a time. Every
viituons citizen must leel that the day i
not far remote when he will be compelled
to rally, around the altar of his liberties and
drive away the reckless crew who have so
shamefully defaced and disgraced it.
The dle administration was overthrown
by the cry of "extravagance and corruption."
It was accused of spending some eighty
millions of dollars a year and the people
were horrified ! The present Administra
tion is squandering at the rale of ten hun
dred millions a year and the pocket-patri
ois are in high glee. The Hon. Thad Ste
vens, in his great speech delivered at the
Cooper Institute, New York, previous to
the election of Mr. Lincoln said. "I think
we are able, from the character of the next
President, to tell some things that will Lap
pen ''Ist. trill drive the plunderers from, their
We need only take from the running de
bates in Congress a few extracts to show
bow consistent these honest Republicans are
in the extensive promises of -reform they
throw out so profusely previous to an elec
tion. This parly hts been ir. power a lijtle
less than a year, and it all the peculations
and corruptions, that have taken place in '
the Government since its establishment, !
were combined they would not amount to!
as much as have been crowded into this
one short year.
We make a couple of extracts from the
proceedings in the Senate, but a few days
ago, to show we are right in what we say ;
and we have been careful to take the re
marks of Republicans lest we be accused
of hostility to the Administration which now
is very freely construed to mean treason to
the Government 1
Mr. Wilson said the people might have
resources, but the Government had none
The Government was in debt 540,000,000
to day, and without a dollar to pay it. We
are hers to day to complain of the want of
progress in the army ; but if we made any
mure progress than the army, he would
like somebody to point it out. The Gov
ernment was reduced, to the condition of
issuing paper money and making it a lesal
tender hy, the view the world has or.
us, is that we are a nation of he almost
said thieves ; but be would say plunder
ers in the midst of a war for the life of the
Mr. Hale believed the liberties of the
country were in greater danger to day from
frauds and profligacy than from the Rebels
He would say, oh, Christ! who, with
small cords drove out the money changers
from the Temple of Jerusalem, is there no
scourge of laceration for these who turn the
temple of our liberties into a den of thieves.
History will not trace upon its record
partisan bigotry will not ever dare to lay
the gnilty responsibility for all this disgrace
and disasters, brought upon the country, to
the Democracy. When the Republican
party came into power the country was
prosperous and at peace. Now one half
in the fnll blaze of rebellion, while the oth
er half is in a fair way to become bank
rupted in putting it down, and the party
that has the management of the affair of
the country in its hands is stigmatized by
its own friends a gang of thieves. For con
sistency sake the Republicans had better,
hereafter, extract the beam from their own
eyes before they profess to see the mote in
the eyes of the Democracy.
We have still another sample of the in
consistency of the party in poer at the
bead of the Government. It shows a per
fectly willing disposition to make every
concession, no matter how humiliating,
that England may demand, to prevent a war
with that country, bnt it will not allow one
word of compromise to stop the horried
war that i deluging our own land with fra
ternal blood. If the Republicans bad ben
half as willing to ''compromise" with the
South as ihey have been to comproraice
with England, to avoid a fight, there would
be no civil war in the country. How much
more it would have contributed to the hap
piness, prosperity and glory of our country
to have adopted the Crittenden Com pro
mise," and satisfied por own countrymen,
than fo degrade ourselves in the estimation
of the world by exhibiting such a readnes
to reconcile our deadly enemy England.
We might go on showing up the incon
sistency of the Republican party ad infini
tum, but what we have already said muM
convince every rational mind that if con
sistency is a jewel the Republican party
does not possess it. Valley Spirit.
Mr. Jerry Oberdorf, a teacher in one of
our borough schools, died suddenly of apo
plexy on last Saturday evening, ori his re
turn home Irom a singing school. He was
a promising, well behaved and exemplary
yoang taan. EanvtiU Democrat.
Oar Kero Fiddlinj.
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We are informed by correspondents front
Washington that a grand dance came off a
the White Honse on the night ofthe tl
inst. It is said to have been a grand adTaiit
and was participated in bj a very largo'
number. The dance began at precisel."
eleven o'clock, the President leading off
with Mis Browning, and Mrs. Lincoln with
Senator Browning. There seems to be n
strange contrast between the fiddling anl
dancing in the Nation's White House anl
the sanguinary scenes of war. But n)
doubt Mr Lincoln has read in history i f
Nero amusing himself with a fiddle while
Rome was in flames, and why should not
the Neros of this country be equally meny
and unconcerned , now that our Union s
devastated with intestine war, and the peo
ple are in mourning from one end of the lar d
to the other? Aye, why should not "od
Abe" be mer.y? He and his partizans have
been working for a dissolution of the Fe 1
eral Union for the last qiarter of a centurf,
anl why should they not, we repeat "dam e
and bb merry," now that the object fr
which they have worked so long is up n
us with all its fearful realities? True it is,
his sabjerts the people of the United Statss
are bowed down with sorrow ; true it . is
that hundreds of volunteer troops are swept
into their graves daily, and rivers of tears
are beius 6hed for the lost ones; trite it is,
that destitution, if not starvation, threatens
thousands of onr ciiizens ; true it is, that I n
ormcos taxes are to be imposed upon tnr
people; true it is, that our insolent assail
antsthe rebels of the Sonth are within
siht of the Capitol, flauntina their traitor
flags in our very faces; true it i, the Rach
els of the North weep for their children. snd
will not be comforted, " became they ire
not." But what difference to the Presid jnt t
and the horde of abolitionists whocompoed !
his dancing party ? The war is their trium ph j
it is what they prayed for and worked;
for and now they dance within hearing j
distance of the dying groans of their con n
tr5men! As well might the Imperial City
have celebrated, with triumphal proeessi jns
the entrance of the hordes of Goths ind
Vandals, that ravaged her fields and eac'ced
her temples, as the President of the Un ted
States to "dance and be merry" at this time
of anguish and dis're3.
But, bo it is" old Abe" and his friends j
will dance, and the people will weep: the j
same reople who lifted this party into j
power, who ravages upon the principles
of our institutions have desolated our land
and can be compared to the blighting march
of the Tartars of Tamerlane and the Hur s of
Atilla The people deceived, betrayed and
lied to have warmed th Abolition serjeit j
into lite. It wilt stini them to death Let
those who have brought our troubles t pon
us shout and sinz. dance and fiddle li is
well that the check of the progress of I'em j
ocratic principles should be celebrated with j
pomp and show. H if beM that the people
should not see how the Genius of the Con
stitution shudders and shrinks from the rude '
arms of her violator, reeling and staagering, 1
and insolent with ill gotten power. It is j
best that the shouts of laughter and the clat- !
ter of feet, Fould be loud and long, to drawn
if possible, the dying words of the soldier
and the Mifled sobs of the people. It is j
bet ! Let, then, the enemies of our laws (
and our Constitution dance nd fiddle, and I
thus hush the voice of distress now heard
throughout the land. Let them dance let
them fiddle Car lisle Volunteer.
A Truth well Told.
Hon. A Harding, Union member of Con
gress from Kentueky, in a recent able and
patriotic speech, made the following em
phatic statement :
The ultra abolitionists, whether they
know it or not, have been and now ate giv
ing the most successful aid to the disunion
isis of the South, and making the most suc
cessful war upon the Union The great
ar.d prevailing argument of the leading dis
nnionisls, in the South and in the aorder
States, has been, and still is that the Vorth,
in violation of the Constitution, intmJed,
and was about to turn the struggle inio a
war for emancipation, and thus "plui ge the
whole population, white and black," into a
remorseless and bloody struggle. v this
argument alone he has succeeded in sedu
cing and drawing into the rebellion thous-"
and. of misguided men. Without it, he
would have been powerless, and this ' argu
ment has been furnished and pot into his
month by the Northern abolitionists This
has been the great question of deba!e that
loyal men have met and battled agitiut a
thousand-times all over Kentucky. '
This is the view we have always held. '
The handful of dinnionists ppr se in the
Southern States, were furnished bj aboli
tionists of the North, with the very argu
ments they most needed and de-ired to
make use of in consummating thi ir dark
purpose to establish a separate confederacy
Every intelligent mind in the Nortli ought
to have been able to have grasped at once
Ibis now undoubt ed iruth. But tho igh the
Democracy labored hard and long to im
press it npon the popular intelligent e of the
North, though the most solemn anc earnest
warnings came to ua from the Un on men
of South, the people would not heaiken and
the dreadful penalty is now upon: them
And now whilst that penalty must je paid,
let us learn from the past and be v -a re lest
the fanatics and fools who have aliaady ru
ined us half, will not finish the job thror.uh
our patient and supine sufferance.- Bedford
Fatal Accident, Leonard Miller, who re
sided on Mr. Peter Baldyrs farm, below
town, was killed on the Lackawanna railroad
on Tuesday afternoon last, by being run
over by locomotive. Miller wai walking
on the track, and when eea by t the engi
neer wai warned of hi danger by the steam
whistle, but he took no heed, and :ontinued
to advance, when the engineer down
brakes and reversed his engine, Jut could
not prevent it running over Miller, and
crushing him 10 death. J. R. Phillips Esq.,
Summoned an inqaest on the tody, who
rendered a verdict in accordance ' with the
facts as we have stated- Danv J!e Intelli
gencer. .. .; !
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES-
Thursday, Feb. 13, 1862.
The SPEAKER called the House to order
at ten o'clock, a m.
Prayer by the Rev. ilt. Johnston.
The Journal of yesterday was partly read.
JOINT CONVENTION .IN COMMEMORATION : OT
Mr. TATE, (having obtained leave to of
fer a resolution) aid : In a t'me like this,
when our country is involved in so great a
peril, resulting from the disloyalty of a
portion of her citizens, it is fitting that we
should recur to the example of our patriotic
ancestors, and recall such utterances of
theirs as may be appropriate to the crisis in
which we are involved. In this view I trust
that the House will concur in the propriety
of the resolution which I offer.
The resolution was twice read asfollows:-
Reclved, That both Houses will meet in
joint session in this hall, on the 15th day
of March at twelve o'clock m., the anniver
sary of the birth of Andrew Jackson, and
that the proclamation of that sterling patri
ot to the people of South Carolina be read
by the Clerk, and that the Governor and
heads of departments be invited to attend.
At the suggestion of Mr. Crane, Mr. Tate
modified his resolution so as to read, "That
the Houce will meet in this hall," etc , "and
that the Senate, Governor," etc., "be invi
ted to auend." .
The question being on the adoption of the
Mr. WILLIAMS. I merely desire to in
quire cujfcoHO what is the use ? Why should
we met here for the purpose indicated in
joint convention ? I know that these things
are sometim es considered a little useful at
home to make political capital. I am not
dissatisfied at any reasonable demonstration
of patriotism, particularly in times like
these; but if gentlemen wish to indulge
their patriotism, ahey can very well read
ihia pioclamnUon. at home. Isidore any
occasion for a solemn exhibition of this sort
here? Can it do any good? I believe that
on former occasions it has been the practice
to meet on the 22sd of February to hear
read the Farewell Address ofthe Father of
the Conntry. Well, I suppose that even that
might be dispeueedjWith, and the man who
objected to ii not legitimately complained
of. Whj ii it that we should be called upon
to hear this particular proclamation and In
held a special meeting lor the purpose? It
genlleir.ett desire to have that document
brought before thir mind they can gel it
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and read it for ihetnsel vea. I soppov that
every man here has red it perhaps more
than once. I should like to' know what is
the object of the proceeding now proposed. !
Mr. DENNIS. The object of the resolo- .
lion, as I conceive, is one which addresses
itsell very forcibly at a time like this to the
intellisence and patriotism of evry man I
rsow, sir, it is very irue mi WB c.in rea u ;
at our homes.ihe address of Gen. Jackson j
to the people ol South Carolina ; ar.d very i
true thai most of us have read it a-id found i
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it in these seasons of drouth peculiarly re- j
freshing. But we wi-h that it shall be read :
here, and we wish to have it read for the j
AT . " . .f. .J
same purpose that we wish to hear the
farewell address of Washington Washing
ion beins the first and Andrew Jackf-on the
second saviour of hi country ; for Jackson ;
by his stirring patrioiism.by his unflinching
ui uuiiiu mi ..as wcu .cvc.i.ij j
ing over our lair land, i was never a po
litical admirer of Andrew Jackson nntil by
bis course he compelled my admiration,
and then I bowed, as I will ever bow, to the
name and 6hriue of a gteat and good man.
Andrew Jackson's name deserves to stand
second of Washington, as the second sav
ior of his country, and had a gracious prov
idence preserved him till this time in his
place, we had now been a happy and uni
ted people. That is. reason enough why
this houe should take that respectful notice
of his addiess which is suggested by the
The resolution of Mr; Tate was lheti ad
opted. Republican Disloyalty.
So it seemes the Senator Irom this Mate
who voted against Briahl's expulsion from i
the Senate wa not a "Breckinridge Dmo-
.., t..,t roil nimn.i nnrp. Rponblican . i
not - i
What a stale of things there U here. The
Abolitionists in the Senate, expel Bright as
a "traitor."' The spread;eagle Republican
orators at Harrisburg call him a traitor,
and the spread eacle editor here calls him
an arch traitor, still this Republican Senator
gays that he "would sooner be torn limb
from limb.than vo:e for Bright' expul.-ion."
II Bright i gnilty of treason then is not this
Republican Senator, aiding and abetting
treason, by voting to retain him in his seat
Ar.d are not the spread eagle Republican
majority in the Legislature, sanctioning bis
course by not requesting him to resign. So
it seems that after all the "blowing'- of the
Republicans about their loyalty they have
Pent a man to represent the great State of
Pennsylvania in the Senate of the U. S.
who according to their own showins has
voted to 'shield a traiior" rrom punish
ment. Danville Intelligencer.
To D.linqcknts We have placed a few
subscription accounts of our delinquent sub
scribers in the hands of a Justice f the Peace
who' has collected them by due process of
law. A few of thoe individuals hnve be
come as mad as "bears with sore heads."
Think of it, reaJer, a bill lo ronte years,
and then to have your angry passions rise,
when yon are requested to pay it. We
shall proceed against those who do not
heed the circulars, from this time forward.
Those who live far distant we shall prose
cute for fraud a privilege which iht news
paper lw gives to publishers. We have
appe aled to them in kind and honied words
"often and a&ain." but they have not heed
ed the appeal, and now we intend to ap
ply the law. Those of our subscribers who
are prompt in paying, will please excuse
as (or boring them with dans, we dislike it
The above ip taken from the Miltonian
and will apply to our case with alight def
OUR A 11 31 Y CORRESPONDENCE.
Paw Paw Tunnel on tbeB. &0 R. R
Virginia, February lltb, 1862.
Friend IFi; 1 suppose you and your pa
trons begin to think thut "Toodleb" has eith
er gone to render up his fiinal account, or
been taken by the "eeceh" and enronte for
the city of his 6elf esteemed majesty, the
mighty Jeff, thereto undergo the ' process
of punishment lately instituted by that big
oted traitor, Viz: the thumb screw. But I can
assure you that neither is the case, for here
I am ruralizing among the green hills, the
muddy valleys and the everlasting craggy
headed mountains of Western Virginia.
We left Camp Vielly on the 6th inst , and
took the cars on the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad for this point, distant 24 miles
We came as far as Green Spring Run,
where the machinery of the engine gave
out, and we were obliged to take it on foot
for the next 12 miles. Two miles below
Green Springs is South Branch Bridge,
which the rebels burned last summer, but
which the government has replaced by a
splendid iron structure. It is now guarded
by the llOth P. V. and Capt. Dyke's Co. ol
Independent Hangers. In tpeakingof Capt.
Dyke, his services deserve more than a
passing notice. He ia a Virginian by birth,
and resided in Berkley countv until ih
j breaking out ol the rebellion, when he be
came obnoxious to his neighbors on account
ol his strong Union sentiments, and which
he at all limes and places fearlessly flung
into their teeth. They attacked his houe
and bnrtie! it to the ground, but the intre
pid Dyke, made good his escape to the
Maryland hore and soon raised an inde
pendent company ol sharp shooters, with
which he returned and has ever since been
a terror and a dread to the rebels in West
ern Virginia. They cannot move but some
of his men dog them and give notice of
their approach. Many are the traps and
Eiiares laid for him and his men by the reb
els, but so far, he has successfully eluded
them; the pra)ers ot the Unionists in this
feciion, are thai he may long continue to
shine The rebels hat him worfe than
ever the devil hated George Whitefield.and
owinj: to his knowledge ol the country, he
is able to ghe more information 10 our Of
ficers, than any tcore ot others. He says
that he dares not go back home, and t-ince
he iit in tor it, he will tight it out. he ha
thrown up breast works on a slight rise o!
grour.d. in Iront and about two hundred
yarda Irom the Bridge, which he says he
ran hold with his company against any two
regiments that old Jefl". can end against
him, and he is just the man to do it We
crossed the Bridge and bivouaced tor iSm
niuht on a low level flat in mud shoe top ;
deep The boys got brush and laid down i
lor the night The next morning we got i
oder to Mop there until further orders; lor j
Hiiii g paries were now ttsnt out in all di- ;
reciion-, and the wy the bo, made 'he
hay and irain cUi k at.fer whs iiriyihir g
J l,ul pheasant to the old cecech 'artnem in tout
v'cn,"y- lr' passing tlnoagh tin- va:un the
rests upon scenes ot devastation anJ
j j(m.ciinn to property, that may well tau.se
j any one to pray that the caue of war may
never visit nur own native homes, and God j
" " nii u", '!9 """"' ;f,e !
Uu,.k , , ,
Un Monday we got our lent and soon had
them pitched and now begin to teei at
home aain- 'ber ,low aboo 25,000
troop here. We have one hundred and
, we1y p,cce . of arli,jeryj now at)uUl mi3 ,
ball o) ttitm are Parol and I can asure ou
that wher. they t-peak they make the welkin ,
1,ut. 1 tlHVe llo 've you a much in- j
formation in regard to our lorces, iheir dis-
posmon or lfC desIilalion , ;hon( (ke j
or as 1 could were it not for an order of j
General Landers, forbidding reporters ol pa- j
l"" s,T1 -' a'ljf neiaiis uiai is calculates in
any way to give the enemy any inlormaiion ,
whatever, under pain of arrest and trial by !
FA .. r . . i at . ...... . I - .... I .1 . i . .
court martial. So you see our mouths aro :
almost seated on this. But look out in a
: " will hear of some bloody work j
.or ineir moM welcome present of a pair of
wooten mittens a piece lor the bovs. I !ell i
you that three hearty cheers went up for
the ladies who still think of the soldier on
the field of battle. God cless them for their
kindness. The health ot our reaiment is
j improving, yet we still have about two
uuuureu men on me sick lisl. We are in
Landers Division, 1st. Brigade 4;h Regiment.
1 almost forgot to state that our paymaster
has at last made his appearance and oar
eyes have been blest with a sight of -ome ol
Uncle Sams Treasury Notes" and some of
his hard coin. tell you the boys felt
joyous. Our company sent about $2,000
dollars home. This is doing pretty well ;
and 1 am glad that our Commissioners will
not have another opjortuniiy of insulting
women when they present a petition for re
liel, ty cactina; rerk-ctions upon the charac
ter of their husbands, who are now absent
and cannot defend themselves aiiti.ii their
villainous attacks. I shah have a word to
i . j j
, , .
Judges in resarii to the reliel matter, t ui
jlitva ll( tlie lime llow q0 aj,jre?8 j
Cumberland City Md To be forwarded to
ltl" oiih Kegt. 1 V . ours&c
This is the name pretty generally given
"on change" to the recent isue of Govern
ment Treasury notes. Hitherto they have
met with a very shy reception Irom the
Banks. A sensible change, however, ha
taken place, and disposilioti to concili
ate is manifested by the city banks ; ihe
lower denominations ar now taken on de
posit and in payment of liabilities from
regular cu-lorners. This may be an indi
cation that the war between the Batiks and
the Government is drawing to a close. The
banks have siood out manlnlly in self-defence
agains. the proposed further is-ne of
government paper, and give way, evidently
at the clear indication from Washington
that the entire influence of the President and
his Cabinet will be exerted to put the cur
rency bill, legal tender and all, through
the Senate, just as it pased the House,
without the specie clause for the payment
of interest. If the time is passed for he
further discussion of these ito features of
the bill, and Congress in its wisdom shall
declare such a currency the wisest anil best
thing in the present emergency, it will be
come cood ciiizens to give the measure
welcome, and as far as possible aid the
Government, the banks, and the public, in
giving the ' money" authorized as free cir
culation as possible
The Albany Argus truly remark lhat
"the treason of Abolitionism is daily be
coming more and more rampant, a Presi
dent Lincoln shows a disposition to prose
cute this war on the platform of the Consti
tution. The issue is becoming daily more
clearly defined between the President and
the friends of the Constitution ; on the one
side, and those who desire to revolutionize
the government of our fathers on the oiher.
Let Democrats and conservative men stand
by the President, so long and so lar as he
lands upon the Constitution." ;
THE WAR NEWS.
The Battle at Fort Donelson. .
Three Day's Fighting. Capture cf the Righ'
Wing of the Fort Com Foates Report.
U. S. Flag Ship, near Ft. Donelson. 1
Via Padocah, Feb 15. 1862 J
To Gideon Welles, Sec. ol the Navy:
I made an attack on Fort Done'son yes
day at 3 o'clock p m., wilh 4 iron clad gun
boats and 2 wooden ones, and alter one
hour and a quarter severe fighting, the
latter part of the day within less than four
hundred yards of the Fort, the wheel of one
vessel and the tiller of the Louisville were
shot away, rendering the two boats unman
ageable. They then drifted down the river.
The two remaining boats were also greatly
daniagad between wind and water. This
vessel alone received 59 shots, and the oth-
!?,?.on,t h " ,he num.b.era.cn- There were
. . " ii'w uiu-
54 killed and wounded in this attack, which
we nave reason to suppose would, in hi teen
minutes more, could the action have con
tinued, have resulted in the capture of the
for bearing npon ns, as the enemy was
running from his batteries when the two
gun boats helplessly drifted down the river
from disabled steering apparatus, as the
relieving tackles could not steer the vessels
ia the strong curretit. The fleeing ensmy
returned to the river battery guns, Irom which
they had been driven, and again hotly pour
ed fire upon us. The enemy must have
brought over 20 guns to bear upon out gun
boats Irom the water battery and the main
fort on the hill, while we could only return
the fire with twelve boat guns trom the four
bo;its. One rifled guu aboard the Caronde
let burst during the action.
The officers and men in this hotly contes
ted but unequal fight behaved with the
greatest gallantry and determination, all de
ploring the accident which rendered two ol
our gunboats helpless in the narrow river
and swift current. On consultation with
Gen. Grant and my own officers as my
services here, until we can repair damages
by bringing up a competent force from Cai
ro to attack the fort are much less required
than they are at Cairo I shall proceed to
I have sent the Tyler to the Tennessee
river to render the railroad bridge impassa
ble. H A. FOOTE,
Flag' Officer Commanding Naval Force
It affor Is us plessnre this morning to an
nounce the most important victory achieved
since the war began. It is true, th news
comes through rebel sources, but there can
be little doubt of its substantial correctness
They acknowledge the following facts :
The capture by the Burtiside Expedition of
Roanoke Island, with its three thousand
deciders, together with all their ariHery
and munitions of war ; the complete de
struction of Commodore f.ynch'a flee! of
rebel gunhoats The rebel. estimate their
los at 300 killed and 1,000 wounded, while
hev report the Federal los. to be 1.000
kiile''. This is probably incorrect, as they
have no mans of knowing the extent of
In all the late battles the Unirn armies
have triumphed By sea and land, in fnnt
and rar, in Kentucky, in Tennessee, in
Alabama, in Virginia, in South Carolina,
anil now in Nortli Carolina, the fos of the
nation have been defeated. Our armies
are preparing for still Inriher movements,
too. in almost every direction, and let the
conspirators beware of the "ideas of
Tub war news has come thick and fast
this week, so far, and just as cheering as
if is plenty Our troops, have gained vic
tory npon victory. The Donelson capture
is a'i affair of considerable interest as we'l
as much importance to the Union cause -In
it capture Generals Johnson Bickner
nd Buvhrod and fifteen thousand prisoners
of lester rank w ere taken Floyd and P.I
low with ome five thousand men made
their escape. So -ays report. The loss on
our side in the Fort Donelson affair is re
portet! to have teen four hi idred killed
and eight hundred wounded, Three of
our Colonels were killed.
Firk. On Tuesday morning Iat, a fire
broke out in the Union Hotel, kept by Mr.
Henrie, which was not quenched nntil it
had destroyed the upper dories of the back
buildings of the hotel and burnt the roof
off the ma;n building, and senc y dam
aged the re-t of the house with water. The
fire appears to have originated from a
stove pipe leading from the third story
throagh an attic to the roof. The Fire
Engit.es were promptly on the ground, but
owing to the valves of some of the engines
being frozen they could not be brought into
immediate use, consequently ihe fire gain
ed considerably headway before water
otsld be applied. It was not long though
before the "Friendly" led off followed by
the Washington and Continental, and the
three together soon quenched the flames,
and saved the main portion of the Hole'
property. The engines were all well work
ed on the ice in the river, at the close of the
fire the ice collapsed beneath the Wash
ington and let her through lo the bed of the
river, but through the active exertions
of her 's'alwart boys" she was soon brought
ont h gh and dry.
Mr. Henrie. we understand, is fully in
sured in the York Insurance Company.
Henrt L. Acker, Esq., retires from the
editorial of the Poitsvillj Star.dard, a paper
he has conducted with ability. Mr Thom
as J. McCamant takes charge. We wish
them both success.
"The Mission of the Republican patty is
not yet finished," says one of the papers in
that interest. No, it will not be finished as
long as there is a cent to steal ' out of the
Pictkrson lor March is hard to beat. This
publication has always something new Its
embelishments are splendid and its literature
ofthe very first water. There i9 no decep
tion in this work; and a person patronizing
it is always sure to get the worth of his
money. Peterson is me of the live institu
tions of the day. Every body knows where,
and at what price, Peterson is published;
and if not let them come to us and we will
REVIEW OF THE MARKET.
CARKFULLV CORRECTED WCSKLT
WHEAT, SI 20
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DR?D APPLES,! 00
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THE nndprsia-ied ofW fr ' or rent
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well of water at th d ir. and one cr o
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Market and First Mreet;.ALSO, a "
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&c. Term reasonable . F r rmrcnt
inquire of GEORfiE WEAVER.
Bloomsburj, Feb. 19 1862. .
K0TICE TO LAXD OWNERS.
THE underi2ned, Trasnrr of Columbia
County, woul 1 give notice to all those ow-
ing him their tnxes on nnea'ed lands, lor
the years 1860 and 1861. that they most
come forward and pay the same, between
this and the first of April, otherwine the
iana win ue auveniei ana poiu. tx wuru
na i t 1 A
to lhe wie is sufficient &R.
JAS. S. MrNINCH
Treasurer's Officr, Treasurer.
Btoomsburg, Feb. 19, 1S62.,
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