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STAR OF THE NORTH.
TO ?. JJCOJffF, EDITOR.
ELSOJISEERG, WEDNESDAY, Say 7th, IS2.
TCIi:it has Congress Done for the Conntry ?
Congresu has been in sessioa nearly five
"month, and during that time has done
frothing to pro-note :be success of tha Gov
erument in the work of restoring the Union
and re-esnblishing the snpreraacy of ihe
Constitution. When Congress assembled
iri December last, men and money to an al
most unlimited extent badbeen placed at
the disposal of the Administration to be. us
ed for the maintenance of the aothority of
the Government For all the good that has
been done at thi. session, Congress had
baiter never assembled. Its first doty was
to pass a properly adjusted tax" bill, bearing
equally upon all sections and interests, and
adequate to the' wants of the Treasury.
That dulyhas been postponed from week
to week and lrom month to month, and is
apparent!) no nearer performance now,
than it was at the beginning of the fission.
Tha time of Congress has been wasted in
intrigues and squabbles disgraceful to a
coantrj convulsed by civil" war. -The Abo
litionists who control the order-of legisla
tion, have devoted their time and attention
to tneir lavonte hobbies, without regard to
their effect upon the cause nearest the heart
of the nation. They have acted towards
Ihe loyal Union men of the border States
with inconceivable baseness, and resorted
to every means calculated to excite appre
tension and discontent among a people en
titled to forbearance and kindness. The
negro first and the nation afterwards has
been the role of their action. While Con
gress has neglecteJ to provide revenue for
the Government, it Jias found tirna at the
bidding of Sumner and his traitorous crew,
to abolish slavery in the District of Colum
bia, recognize the negro Republics of Hati
and Liberia, enable negroes to eompete
with white men for the carrying of the
United States mails, prohibit the return of
fugitive slaves to their masters, and to let
loose hordes of negroes to compete with
the white laboring population of the North
So far has this negro legislation been car
ried that a disinterested spectator of the pro
ceedings of Congress might well doubt
whether that body was composed of white
or black men.
The Abolitioniets in Congress have be
haved with undisguised perfidy'towards ihe
Union men of the border State men who
are entitled to the protection of the Consti
tution and the laws ; and fo far has thi in
suiting policy been carried that it excites
a well grounded suspicion that there is a
deliberate purpose to drive the loyal popu
lation ot the border States irto rebellion so
a to necessitate a reparation betweeu Free
and Slave States. Last summer when these
Border States were to be conciliated, Con
gress passed with only two negative votes,
the resolution declaring the purposes of the
war, which stand at the bead of our paper.
At the present session a resolution oUered
by Mr. Hulman of ludiana, affirming and
re-endorsing the same principles, was laid
on the table of the House of Representa
tives by the casting vote of Mr. Speaker
Grow; and the majority thus places them
selves cn the record as denying that this
war is waged for the restoration of the Un
ion and the preservation of the Constitution.
The border States were regarded as secure
there was no longer any necessity for allay
ing their apprehensions, and the Abolition
ista deemed it safe to display their true col
ors, and to enter upon the work of emanci
pation," count-cation and negro regeneration,
as the prelude to the erection of a new gov
ernment upon the ruins of the Constitution
and the Union.
: It is almost'incredible that in the hour of
our country's agony, members of Congress
have found do better employment than in
triguing against generals, legislating for ne
groes, and squandering the public money
to the extent of millions. The only re
deeming point is to be found in the fact
that tome members have courageously ex
posed the enormous frauds upon the Gov
ernment by traitors who have made an age
of license the opportunity ?for unbounded
peculation. Patriot and Uuiot
CccimiUce oa the War.
The Senate Commi tee on the conduct of
the war have made a report in which they
state in regard to the atrocities perpetuated
by the rebels at Manassas, that the bodies
of the National soldiers were left to decay
in the open air, their bones be'ng carried
ofl as trophies, to be used as persona! adorn
rnents, and one witness distinctly avtrs that
the head of one of our most gallaat officers
was cut off by a Secessionist, to be turned
into a drinking cup on the occasion of his
marriage. The Committee have been in
formed that during the last two weeks, the
skull of a Union soldier has been exhibited
in the office of Sergeanl-at Arms of the
House of Representatives.wbich had been
convened to'such a porpose, ami which
had been found on the person of onejaf the
lie be 1 prisoners taken in a recent conflict.
McClellan can easily obtain '.he applause j
cf the &bo!i'.ionis!s. He may achieve noth- j
ir.-g in military matters, but if he will runoff
a darkey or two from Virgin;a, he will be at
cce a great a General as Fremont is. Mc
C'ellan will find still greater .advantage in
taking '.he negro mania. He can steal as
rjnch as'ha p!eae. He and his friends
evi . pseket the money, and still he will
Lave hosts of admirers and apologists,, who
will itsist on hi t'ule lo the highest military
and civil honors, although he may never
fhow by Trords or sets,, any capacity in
- Tiic Necessity of a While San's Party. "
Although this republic was founded by
while men, to secure to white men personal
liberty, religious liberty and the individual
and collective prosperity which naturally'
flows from enlightened free institutions, we
have now a Congress and many State Leg
islatures whose sole-occupation seems to
be exclnsive iegsUition for the benefit of
The imperative requirements of the war ;
the consequent necessities of the Treasury ;
the stagnation of commerce and manufac
lures; the languiehing condition of labor,
which daily appeal to the hearts and heads
of our legislators, are drowned in the migh
ty rush'of zeal that inspires our Solons with
multitudinous expedients to blacken the
racords of Congressional legislation !
The resolutions, the acts, the speeches of
that national body might lead to the belief
that the Government was located ;n Tim
buctoo, were it not that the documentary
evidence we daily receive of this, African
legislation are dated from Washington, in
the District of Columbia.
Meanwhile, the white men who loaned
their money to the Government to suppress
a gigantic rebellion, are alarmed at the om
inous delay in Congress to secure them
even the interest of the va-t sams they so
liberally advanced in the time of greatest
need. White merchants ask in vain for re
lief; white manufacturers do the best they
can ; and white laborers already look with
apprehension upon ihe numerous bands of
runaway blacks that daily invade the soil of
Pennsylvania and threaten to enter into
competition with them in tha various fields
of their occupations. The while citizens of
Pennsylvania will soon feel, in the increase
of their poor and county taxes, the addition
al burthens put upon them by the sudden
accession of a lazy and improvident colored
The counties of Delaware, Chester, Lan
caster are already overstocked with these
contrabands. We see them daily passing
through Harrisburg, wending their way
northern and westward, and there is no ex
aggeration in saying that, ere long, in every
counly of the Commonwealth, our white la
borers will meet runaway blacks face to
face in competition for employment. The
inevitable consequence of this competition
must and will' be the degradation of labor,
and the reduction of wages; they will then
detect, when too late, the false ptetenses of
the Republican party, whose laudations of
' the dignity of labor" were but a cheat to
lure them from the ranks of the Democratic
party, which alone has, ever since the Rev
olution, honestly protected white labor
against the constant encroachments of the
aristocracy of wealih. The day is net far
distant when the white citizens of th9 North
will awaken, as if from an oppressive dream
lo the dreadful realities which surround
them, and will join in mass the white man's
party that is destined to hurl from power
the black man's party now hurrying the
nation into anarchy and irretrievable ruin.
Cur Iron-Clad Saiy.
The Unifd States have the following iron
clad vessels already built, contracted for,
The Galena, built at Mytic,
The powerful vessel a; Philadelphia '
The Stevens Battery,
The E. A Stevens, built by Stevens,
Iron clad gunboats ordered by Congress 20
Frigates recommend by senate committee 20
j The iron ram do. 1
Gunboats ordared by Massachusetts, 2
The state of New York will probably add
on? or two more, thus making'a naval ,force
of 10 iron clad gunboat greatly exceeding
the combined iron clad vessels of all Europe
and able to whip the navies of the world.
The above list does not include our iron
plated gunboats on '.be inland waters of the
West, but only those on the Atlantic sea
- Hore, folly.
The bill lo abolish slavery in the District
of Columbia has been signed by the Presi
dent, and is therefore a law of the tand. .
Amongst other provisions it appropriates
ONE MILLION OF DOLLARS to pay the
value of the slaves to their owners, and
S 100,000 to pay the expenses of such of the
released slaves as may wish to emigrate to
Hayti, Liberia or elsewhere This is anoih
er beautiful specimen of Abolition Legisla
tion. At a time like this, when the nation
is plunged deeply into debt, and the people
will soon be made to groan under a heavy
load of taxation for the support of the war,
the mad frantics who role at Washington
throw away a whole' million of -money lo
pay for a few" thousand negroes. What
next? Lancaster Intelhgencer .
Kew York Freeman's Journal.
This able organ of the Catholic fai'h,
which was forbidden the Ore of tha mails
some months ago, and its editor, James A.
McMaster, Esq ; imprisoned in Fort Lafay
ette, has been restored its privileges, and
again made its appearance. Mr. McM. is
an able writer and high-toned journalist,and
why he was deprived of his liberty and the
mean of subsistence, he nor nobody else
can tell. In the number before oa.fcr which
we are indebted to the kindness of an es
teemed friend, the editor says, of his past
"We stand by the record we have made,
we have not a retraction to make, nor an
explanation not a single sentence or word.
Il is written, and will remain. Outside of
what we have pubfished in out own paper,
there is not a word written, nor an act done
or attempted, that by the most vicious can
be tortured into a charge against us"
Maj Gen. C.-F. Smith, one of the com
manders at the late battle of Shi lor., died a
few days ago, of dysentary, at Savannah,
Teun Gen. Smith was one of the bestotli
cers in the army, and his loss will not be
easily supplied.. He was a Pennsylvania!!
by birth, a son ol Dr. Samuel B. Smi.h, of
: . From the Hanover Citizen,
A Liucolnha- -JJo. I. ''
I'i the last issue of the Citizen we endeav
ored to prove, by citing a few incontrove
tible facts, that Abraham Lincoln has bro
ken his most solemn and binding pledge i,
made to the whole country, on the. slave y
question, and that he has thus betrayed h s
beat friends of all parties. We confess e
were among those who believed the Presi
dent to be honest in these professions jf
conservatism. We believeJ him. when, in
his distress and fear lest he should be dr'ir
en out of the national capital, he so loudly
called for aid lo keep back the rebels, earn
estly protesting that he woulJ not interfere
with slavery. Noexcepiion was then made
by them in favor of the District of Colurnba
or any other portion of slave territory. Co j
fiduig in the honesty of the man, the Noith
arose as one man, and rushed to his ass s
tance. All conservative men, too, ga e
him iheir hearty support. Bat, we repeat,
we had been shamelessly, ignominious I e
trayed I . The man whom we fondly hoped
would, by his firmness and moderation,
save the country, has lately taken etes,
which, if followed up by others of a similar
kind, must prove disastrous to. the Union
cause. Is there not reason for alarm 1 We
would, if we could, persuade onsrelves that
there is no danger ahead; but, alas! ihe
fearlul faclj that Abolitionism will ruin Ihe
country, is too painlully evident. We c in
not close our eyes to the danger, and herce
it becomes our duty to cry out against il
Rank Abolitionists, ns they are called,
are free to confess that ihe North cannot
live with the South, so long as slavery nx
ists there. While we abhor their prit ci
ples, we respect their honesty. They are
open enemies to -the conntry. We ktow
them, can meet them in open combat, and
(if we are strong enough) can dose llem
with leaden pi.lls, or bandage their trai or
ous necks with good mrong hemp, fasten
ing one end to a beam above them. .Jut,
when a man under the cloak of conse-va-tism
and philanthrophy acts out Abolition
ism, he is a more dangerous foe of his
country, and far less easily brought to jus
tice. Mr. Lincoln may possibly mean velh
but so may the most immoderate far.a.ics,
who are now trying to overthrow the Uni
ted States government. WThi!e a mistiken
judgment in some paliation for a wm.g,
unjust act, yet it by no means excuses it. or
makes the consequences any the less ruin
ous. What lover of his country will here
af er trust a Black Republican in high pla
ces ? I am not a prophet, or the son ot a
prophet, but I will venture lo predict, that
we will have no more Republican Presi.
dents. The national dog, Republicar, is
already mortally sick, and cannot suivive
the close of the present administration.
Rut, thanks to a kind Providence, the
Union cause, though Mruggting for l;fevith
Secessionist! on the one hand, and Aboli
tionism on the other, is not yet dead. The
country may yet be saved But how is this
to be done ? We answer, let the pttop'e
and the press resolutely demapd tha the
subject of slavery shall be left alone.fWe
repeat, lei ihe people speak loudly let
them speak in thunder tones" to our Ab
olition rulers at the Capitol. Their voice
must be respected. Let the anti Abolition
portion of the Republican party, who have
been betrayed by Lincoln, join with the
Democracy in insisting upon non-interference
with t-lavery. The true interests of
this whole nation, the true interebts or hu
manity all over the world, and ihe Irua in
terests of religion demand that slavery shall
be let alone. 'I his is the only way i: can
We wish it to be distinctly understood,
that we, as Democrats, are not apologists of
our present sys em of slavery ; bul we claim
to be lovers of our country of our whole
country. We want to see the present wick
ed rebellion put down we want to g e the
cause of the riiht triumph we want to see
the glorious stars and stripes again wave
over every State in the old Union wn want
to see peace and prosperity again relirn to
our distracted country; but we are sure as
sure as we exist that we can never tee all
this, if Abolition counsels prevail. Had
there neer been a violent Abolilioni.it, the
half ot the slave States would now be free,
and we would have been spared this jnnal
ural civil war. These are net mere asser
tions, but solemn troths that any ni. preju
diced mind may easily see. In view of all
these tacts we again call upon all loiers of
their country, all lovers of right andustice,
all who wish to see peace and prosperity
speedily restored to our beloved Is nd, to
"cry aloud and spare not," demanding of
Congress and the President to givj their
whole attention to the suppression of the
rebel lior. and the restoration of the o d Un
ion, letting slavery take care of itself .
Aeolitiomsm is Congress. Mr. Voor
hees, on the floor of the House in Congress
a few days since, said, in regard to ' Aboli
tion is fn :
'Why come it here now? It neter was
a friend to ihe Union, and it is not so to
day. It never wanted a Union wit'i Slave
States, or a fellowship with 6lave wners,
and does not now. It is at war v ith the
Constitution ; it is an enemy to the 'lovern
raent ; it is the iwfn monster to the doctrine
of secession, and like the witheied and
hateful hags on the blasted hearth i f Scot
land, ihe two together concocted :he hell
broth of the present civil war. Let the
spirit of the Union, born of the Con ititution
rise op between them like a brigtt angel,
and banish ihem forever. Then will the
nation renew its mighty youth, anil go' on
again in its swift - flight of prosperity and
renown. Then will "kindred and country
men" once more assemble under ihe same
flag, and obeying the command of
Prince of Peace, "love one anothet "
STARTLING ! BUT TUUE.--Th volun
teers are braving the dangers it Fever,
Scurvy, .Wounds and Cholera Many a
gallant fellow will leave his bones to bleach
who by the aid of Hollo way's Pills 'i; Oint
ment, would have returned to bit family
strong and healthy. Soldiers try j ihem.
Oolr 95 cents per Box r pi
The Breckinridge Democracy. ....
The fact that Breckinridge is a traitor to
his country and thaf he has basely betrayed
thooe who, confiding in the sincerity of his
professions of patriotism, supported him
for the Presidency, furnishes undisguised
satisfaction to the Republicans.'. What
would they do without Breckinridge? He
is their trump card. They play him off on
all occasions. They depict him leading the
rebel hosts to the murderous onslaught
against the soldiers of the Union, not for
ihe purpose" of illustrating the depth and
baseness of his treachery to those whom he
deceived and betrayed, but for the meaner
purpose of dragging the ''Breckinridge De
mocracy" down to his level And not only
are those who supported Breckinridge un
der ihe mistaken belief that he was an un
compromising Union man, classed amon?
the traitorous "Breckinridge Democrats," .
but the supporters of Douglas and Bell, who
now reluse to identify themselves with the
Republican party or who venture to protect
against the revolutionary madness of the
Abolitionists, are placed in the same cate
gory. The Democrats who supported Breckir.
ridge are no more accountable for his trea
son than the supporters of Douglas are for
the treaeon of Herschel V. Johnson, who oc
cupies a conspicuous place in the councils
of the rebel Confederacy. Mr. John W.
Forney who can ecurcely write two consec
utive sentences On any subject without
ringing in the Breckinridge Democracy was
delighted to pay conspicuous honor to Her
schel V. Johuson, when that individual vis
iled this State in the fall of 1860, as a candi
date for Vice President on the Douglas tick
et. . No words of adulation were too exag
gerated to welcome the distinguished Geor
gian to Pennsylvania. He was endorsed as
a sound, faithful, reliable Union Democrat.
He is now a leading and conspicuous rebel
occupying a position far above John C.
Breckinridge, and yet we do not hear those
who supported him for Vice President less
than two yoars ago, accused of treasonable
sympathies because he disappointed iheir
just expectations and joined the treasonable
conspiracy for the overthrow of the
Many other illustrations' of the. absolute
silliness of the attempt to hold Northern
men responsible fcr ihe defection of politi
cal leaders could be cifed. Mr. Miles Tay
lor of Louisiana; now a leading rebel, was
Chairman of the Dougla National Commit
tee and his authority cheerfully recognized
even by the Philadelphia Tress Mr. Ste
vens of Oregon, Chairman of ihe Breckin.
ridge Committee is now a Colonel in ihe
Union army. John Bell did not taint his
Northern supporters with treason when he
became a traitor The men who applauded
Alexander H. Stevens when he was com
batting secession did not necessarily follow
him wfier. he yielded to the tatal current.
But we shall not multiply arguments and il
lustrations lo etablish so plain a truth as
that the i reason of Breckinridge, Johnson,
Taylor Siephens'and other Southern men
who professed great devotion to ihe Ui.ion,
is no impeachment of the loyalty of those
they deceived and betrayed. As well might
Washington be held responsible for the
treachery of Arnold because he secured
bim the command of West Point.
The Reputlicans will, of course, continue
to denounce the whole democratic party as
ihe "Breckinridge traitors." It is their last
card and they will make ihe most of it. The
game, however, U pretty well understood
and cannot save ihem from impending de
feat. Putt iot and Union
Snflerinjs of the wonnded.
, A writer from the Jate battle field at Pitts
burg Landi.ig, gives the following:
Neclkct of the Wounded. The horror
of horrors connected with this battle, is the
treatment of the wounded. In ihe firt
place, there were poor facilities for treating
ihem, and in ihe second place, there wa
not a fifth enough surgeons to attend them, j
I would gladly draw a veil over the hor
rors on this point, but duty to our gallant
volunteers demanded that the truth be told.
A large number of the wounded had crawl
ed or been carried to the bluff opposite the
landing, on Sunday and Monday. Some
found the shelter of tents, but others lay
out in the open air. There those men lay,
without a surgeon or attendant, without a
mouthful lo eat or drink until Wednesday
They groaned and died with no one near
to pity them ; and the dead and the dying
lay there together. On Wednesday morn
ing one surgeon was sent to them, and one
attendant, with hard crackers and water!-
And that was their treatment until they
either died or were conveyed to one of the
boats which presently came to the relief of
If spirits of the heroic dead could return
to earth, the shades of the murdered woun
ded of the battle of Pittsburg, should haunt
the hails of the Congress day and night. 1
say murdered, for with an efficient medical
department, hundreds who are now dead
or will die, would have been saved lo their
friends and their conntry.
At present, nearly a week after the bat
tle, many of the wounded are Dot fully car
ed for. They are lying aboat in tents, up
on straw, with no nourish ment, and expos
ed to the weather. Several boat loJds have
been shipped away ; but still many, very
many, are here. I now write in the cabin
of the Tycon, with four rows of them in
front of me.
Our boat, the first one of the Cincinnati
Sanitary Commission, arrived at three o'clk. J
By eight o'clock her cabin, her guards, and
her decks were filled wilh the wounded.
How thankful the poor fellows were when
laid on soft beds, between clean sheets, and
stimulated by nourishing diet. They for
got iheir wounds, their pains and hurls, and
laid down and sweetly slept.
Oca Public Dxbt. Hon. Thaddeus Sie
vens recently stated on the floor of Con
gress, that our public debt, on the first of
July next, would be 900 000,000. He like
wise informed the house that the expenses
of the government at the present time
were 23,000,000 a day.
Sleeting of the Democratic Standing Com- ,
At a meeting of the Democratic Standing
Committee of ; Columbia county, held irt
Bloomsburg, on Monday, May 5th 1862, it
Resolved, That John G. Freezeof Colum
bia county be. and with the consent of the
counties ot Montour, Northumberland and
Snyder, is appointed the Senatorial Dele
gate from tho Thirteenth Senatorial District
to the Democratic State Convention, to meet
in the city of Harrisburg, July 4th 1862; and
that he be instructed to support Hon. Levi
L. Tate of Columbia county, for nomination
to the office of Surveyor General.
It was also .
Resolved, That Peter Ent of Colombia
county be, and wilh the conset of Montour,
Sullivan and Wyoming counties, is hereby
appointed one of the Representative Dele
gates from the District composed of the
above named counties, to the Democratic
fctate Convention, to meet in Harrisburg,
July 4th 1862; and that he be instructed to
support Hon. Levi L. Ttko( Columbia co ,
lor nomination to the office of Surveyor
On motion the following resolution was
Resolved, That we cordially approve of
the course of our late Representatives in the
State Legislative, Col. Levi L. Tate and
Hon Gto. S. Tutton, and believe that they
honestly, ably and faithfully represented
the wishes ot the Democratic party, and
merit the approbation of every loyal citizen
in ihe four counties of ibis Representative
On motion the meeting adjourned.
Wm. II. Jacob?, Chiirman.
Generous as Well as Patriotic,
It is so easy to be patriotic now-a-days,
so far as to be able lo pass muster on the
march to the banquets of political mana
gers' and to secure any spare crumbs, that
may escape the voracious appetites of the
fortunate occupants of the "first table" in
the panizan feasts; and we behold coii'in
ually so much of the cheap and pharisaical
patriotism, that it gives us great pleasure
to pay a tribute and practical generosity
prompted by a sincere devotion to our
country, and a deeply grtelul appreciation
of the services ieudered by '.he patriotic
men who have fallen in defence of the
A short time after the battle of Winches
ter, Virginia, the Legislature of Pennsylva
nia appointed a committee of three gentle
men from each house, Messrs. Reilly, Ser
ril and Kinney, of the Ser.ate, and Messrs
Banks, Blanchard and Barron, of the House
of Representatives, to proceed to Virginia,
and bring home the bodies of Col. Wm- G.
Marry, Capt. Patrick Gallager and Lieut.
Charles Keen, of the 84th Pennsylvania
Regiment, for interment in their caiive
The committee performed their duty wilh
scrupulous fidelity, and were allowed a
compensation by the Lejiolature, to defray
Ihe actual expanses of t!ie r journey. The
amount exceeded 675, which instead of
being pockeleJ by the members of the
committee, was appropriated to the relief
of tilt widows and orphans of Capt. Gallag
her and Lieut Keen. Mr Bunk? one of ihe
committee, was deputed to convey trie gift
to the afflicted families of ihe departed he
roes, which aggreeable mission he fulfilled
with becoming delicacy, an wilh his ac
What a contrast does this simple and
praise-worthy charity afford, to the con
duct of ihe rapacious patriots in high posi
tions, who have habitually taken advantage
ot the distracted condition of the country,
and its financial embarrasments. to join
hands with swinJ'ing contractors and plun
der the already depleated treasury, to the
vere of bankruptcy.
In the contemplation of this, remarkable
contrast in ihe phases of patriotism, .we
have the consolation to know thai while
thecoun'ry will be happily rid of some of
these plundering pa'.r.ots, the Honorable
gent eme.a of the corumitee, Messrs. Reilly,
Serril, Kuisey, Banks, Blanchard and Bar
ron, wilt remain at home among their fellow-citizens,
to exemplify, at all times, in
thought, word and action, that genuine and
beneficient patriotism so unlike the se!fih
and spurious article which has become so
common since ihe bribery and corrup
tion commenced. Pkil'a. Evening Journal.
The Army of Gen. Curttss.
The correspondent of the St. Louis Re
publican, writing from the headquarters of
Gen. Curlis's army at Forsyth 6ays :
"The entire army is removing a short dis
tance from this place, where something can
be obtained toward the support of tha army.
The tendency is eastward. Gen. Davis'
division is encamped on the Springfield
road, about 15 miles north; Gen. Asboth's
division, foar miles east of the Springfield
road on Swan Creek; Gen. Carrs division
was, till yesterday, on Bear Creek, bul has
moved eastward; and Gen. Osterhaus s di
vision is to-day moving out from this mis
erable town, first to the north and then in
an easterly direction. What the final move
ment is lo be no one knows. Price has
gone to join Peaurecard, to aid if possible
in arresting the progress of our arms down
the Mississippi river. There i probably
nothing left in Arkansas but roving bands
of rebel jayhawkeis. The people of Ar
kansas, our commanding General thinks,
are more friendly to us than those of South
west Missouri, and there is less persecution
of Union men, Il now appears more and
more probable that we are only waiting for
the possession of the Mississippi as far
south as the mouth of the Arkansas, to
make a forward movement, and thenceforth
occupy that State, and receive our supplies
from St. Louis by water."
Bombardment and Captcrs of Fort Ma
con Fort Macon sarrendered on Friday,
25th inst , alter a bombardment of ten and
a half hours The t)a'.teries wer planted
behind heavy sand banks. The breaching
battery was eleven hundred I eet distant,
and the mortars fourteen hundred feet and
entirely concealed from the Fort. The
Sarrison were allowed the honors of war
The officers retained their side arms, and
all paroled. Seven men were killed and
eighteen wonnded, two mortally. The en
emy's loss is not known.
THE WAR NEWS. )
Despatches from Gcil McCIcllan.
Our Forces come up with the Henr tinurd
IMG 1 GE MEM AT Wl L LI A JSISBUR G
HAND-TO-HAND F.N COUNTER WITH
Washington, May 5 The following de
patch has been received at the War De
Headquarters Army or the Potomac,
May 4 7 o'clock, P. M J
To the Hon Edwin M. Stanton, Sec. of War :
Our cavalry and horse artillery came up
with the enemy's rear guard in iher en
trenchments, about two miles this side of
A brisk fight, ensued. Just as-my aid left
Gen. Smith's division of infantry arrived on
Ihe ground, and I presume carried the ene
my's works, though 1 have not heard.
. The enemy's rear is strong, but I have
force eno.igh up there to answer all purpo
We have thus far seventy-one henvy guns
and large amounts ol tenia and ammuni
tion. All along the lines their works prove to
have been most formidable, and I am now
fully .satisfied of the correctness or the course
I have pursued.
The success is brilliant, and you may
rest assured that its effect, will be of the
There shall be no delay in following up
The rebels have beer, guilty of the most
murderous and barbarous conduct in placing
torpedoes within ihe abandoned works, near
welis, near springs, near flag-sraI, maga-
zines, and telegraph offices, and in carpet
bags, barrels of flour, etc.
Forturely, we have no lost many men
in this manner. Some four or five have
been killed, and perhaps a dozen wounded.
I shall make the prisoners remove ihem at !
their own neril
G. B. McCLELLAN,
lo More Ettruils Wanted.
ft appears from declarations made in ihe
I u. o. c-enaie, ty JMesrs Wilson and Fes-
TT .-- . ..... .
j senden, that we have from 150.000 to 200. -
:000 more men in the field than was
couterr.piaied by Congress. Mr Wilson
1 J D
says, clearly and distinctly. " We all know j i folly announce ro H,e oitiz-ns of Blooms
there are a great many more than Congress j i orj. and vicinity thai !he ha juM receiv
ever intended there shr.nM t. " Pio hn-.- ! d from Ihe eaem riMe her
idied thousand was the intended limit, but
.' the army arpears to have increased to rev-
I en hundred thousand. The department
I having attention ca.lcd to this, has ordered
... . -
j the fiscoirtinuance of lurther recruiting
Aboiition cr A' tit
Congress has passed the following acts,
President Lincoln has approved ol
1 A Resolution to induce the States to free
2 An Act freeing the negroes in the Dis
trict of Columbia.
3 An Act t mpowerins ihe negroes to car-
ry the mails.
4 A new Article of War, prohibiting otfi-
cers in the army and navy trotn returning
'the negroes who run into camps.
I , m m
Lovaltv Abolitionism Implicit fai'h in
Greely and Wendell Phillips as sound Union
j Disi.o'1 alty To stand by the Constilo-
tion or to be in favor ol the writ of habeas
corpus, free speech, free press, Sec.
j Commouoe4)OTk This galla.it officer t
! has applied to the Department for release I
' from duty on account of hi foot, which is f
j so much swollen as to prevent him frnrrt
j properly meeiing his responsibilities. His
physicians certify that he needs rest, but
J the Depar'.ment is reluctant to part with
j him, and has appointed Capt Davis as his
co-laborer. The Government should ake
warning by ihe fate of the chivalrous Lan-
! der, and give the Co-nmoJore, who has not
KLVILH OF TinTaiAUkTiT.
CAREFULLY CORRECTED WEEKLY
WHEAT, SI 15
OA I S, 30
FLOUR pr. bbl. 6 00
DR'D APPLES, 1 CO
On the 15th of April, by Rev. H. HofTman,
Mr. J. W. Shellhammer, :o Miss Elizabeth
Evans, both of Luzerne co.
On the 22d inst., by the same, Mr. W
Gottschall, of Schuylkill co., to Miss E.
Wenn, of Lnzerne co
On the 26;h by the same, Mr Solomon
Moyer, lo Miss Sarah Thomas of Luzerne
In Anthony township, Montour co. on.
the 17th of April, Mr. Jacob Biddle, aged
about 65 years.
In Hughesville, on Wednesday morning
Gea. Gersham Biddle, in the 54th year
ol his age.
Estate of lltnry G. Miller, late of
' Mifflin twp., dee'd.
VOTJCE h hereby given that letters tes
L lameutary on Ihe estate of Henry G.
Miller, late of Mifflin township, Columbia
county, deceased, have beeu granted by
the Register of said county, to John H.
Heller, residing in the township and coun
ty aforesaid. All persons having claim- or
demands against the estal of the dece
dent are requested to present them to the
Executor for settlement, and those indebted
to the estate to make payment forthwith
to the undersigned.
JOHN H. HETLER, Executor.
Mifflin, May 7, 1S62- 6t.
To the MtmbiTi of the Columbia Co.,
AN ELECTION of officer of the Col-
. unibin rouiilv Asrii-uliurnl, Horticultu
ral ai.d Mechanical Sf f ieiv. wil be hei J
ai the C-iir! Hon-e, in Bloomrbnrz,
ON SATURDAY, MAY J7th, 1862,
at 2 o'clot k. P M .
WM. NEAL. ClMir. Ex. Com.
M-iy 7, 1862 3l
NEW AKIUVAI, OF
SPRING AND S U MMER
-G O. O B & !
JIT PETER ENTS S TO R El
In Liah! Lireet, Columbia county, Per.na.
FT AS jost received from Philadelphia,
and is now opening t ihe old stand
lately occupied by Martz & Ent, a splen
did awgortmeni of MERCHANDIZE, which
will be sold cheap for
CASH OR COUNRY2 PUODUCK !
His tiock consi-ts of Lai'ies Dress Goods
choice! tes and ltet fasnion.
CARPETS, SUA 'AS,
HOSIER V SILKS,
COTTON A DES.
UU EE NSW A RE,
Cedarware, Hardware, Mclioin Dru-s,
Oil-, Paint, &c , Boots and ?hoes, Hats
In hort everything usually kept in a
The patronage of old friend, and ihe
public public generally, is respectfully so-
The highest market price paid fr coun
try produce. PETER ENT.
L12M S:reei. Mav 7. IR62.
AIfisisiairalr'g Rot ice.
Estate 1J Phi ip Ihn tman, lute rf Scott town'
sijp, Colnmhia county, decented.
f ETTERS ol aimini-ia 1011 on the estate
of Philip Hariman, late ol Scott town
ship, Columbia conn), dee'd, hve been
grained, bv the Register of said county, to
Henry T. Reily, ho resides m the town
ship and conni aforementioned All per
son having :lai;ns or dtj.nands against the
esiale of tt.e decedent, will present them
to the administrator lor settlement, and those
indebted in the eiaie are requested to
I make payment immediately t' the under
lined. HENRY T. REILY,
Scnf twp. April 30, 1862. A Imr.
f FRP!! RRIVIL
j ftE W MILLINERY GOODS.
! m l- i 1 11
fliHk Iiri(l0rvtuft.l trnn .1 rr r l. I e ..l.
; SpliEg L S'-ISICer Iillinerj" Good,
j ail of whu-h he is preitard 10 make -.
' attl1 81 a '' "My 'v fia-t'
' tmnt ol ,ood are a
iHue rujertor in point ot durability as well
j a. u.tri0!Ije.to any offered, this ciims.
i St.H ieturi. f ihai k-i for the meial oairon-
letup. f u.ai K-i tor trie meial pairon-
ae ihe has received, and tespecltully fco
. I:ctl! a ci.tin uance of the me
MARY BARK LEY.
, Il'ninwSiiri. Aoril 23 !62.
ru;v vi:!:e;i: msoi.
I Opposite the Covil fioue and next door to
j Democrat Ojfi-.e
THE iiiid'r.-'gr:ed,repeeiuily inform his
j friend and rn-mmer tha' h- has opMi-d
: .CW Barber SIlCp.
j jn CMin !lou-i AUey, t -xt door below
! the Oifire o! the Columhi Democra1. where
I he WM" be ' 'i'i 10 xvail "P all co-'omers.
ana xieti-m-e -" Mr.-i a:ii-
j "" l buine-s, he hopes to merit and re
t-eite a iiyerai sr:ar fi pooiic patronage.
tTAM iL'H2S here ' done in decency and
in order." " THOMAS BROWN.
Biootn-burj. March 5. 18GZ.
'JHE einz-ns of th? different cities and
towis throughout the Statw are invited
to cori'pe'in for th place at which the
next ANNUAL STATE FAIR shall be held.
Proposals containing im'ueeme'.ts and ad
vantages, sent to the undersigned Com
mite, will be reoeiieJ up to, and includ
ing May 10 next.
Ciirimuiiicatior. should be addressed to
ei'her nf the following p-ron :
JOHN 1'. RUTHERFORD. Harrisburg,
JOHN H. ZIEGLKR, Harr..bur2. Pa.
J. H. ZIEGLER. Sec'v,
Arril 30 lfi2. Harri-bor2,'Pa.
;i'ctiiivoocl c miliary.
flMIK Spring Term of tin- lr.eiitutiou wil
J- commence on the 7th of April next.
The Principal will be a-iried bv able
instructors, anil a ample facilities will be
afforded to qualify S'udents tor leaching,
for bus-inos or for a more extensive course
in literature, a liberal shate of partronage
is aoain solicited.
Pupil who do not come from home, or
are not put under the charge o.' near rela
tives, mutt board at the Seminary, and be
subj-ct to the reaulations thereof. They
must provide their own towpl and have
each artitl of clothing distinctly marked.
Eleven weeks cor:itute a quarter and
tltere will be a vacation of about six weeks
in mid 6ummer.
Boarding, washing find Tuition, with
furnished moms, will be 525 per quarter,
ot e half payable in advance.
Tuition alone io Common branches, S3 00
" including advance Algebra
mathematics his nry &c. 6 CO
' in Latin. German or French
ach extra! 1 00
For further par icular address
WM. BURGESS, Principal.
Millville, Col co., Feb. 26, 1862.
II in e. DrRiorct'sj
Or inTTRLY 11IRIMH? nf FlSIIIftSL
rMIE Summer Number will contain four
large and splendid FahionJ?l7-thte3L
Full Sized Patterns, corr.prtSjna the neiw
French Waist, and elegani sleeve, 8nd a
Mis-e Sack, mpeiher with nearly 100 en
gravm2 ol air the novelties for Summer
bonnets, Cloaks, Trimmins. Children's
Dresses, etc , Valuable information to Mil
liners, 'iress makers, mothers, and ladies
senerally. presenting the largest and best
Fahion Magazine in the World, published
47j Broadway, and sold everywhere at 25
cen's, or ent by mail pest tree, on receipt
of the amount, Yearly 1 with the follow
ing valuable premium.
Each yearly siibcribr will be entitled
to the selection of 50 cents worth of plain
patterns, fren. the designs ic the book, or
from Ihe show room, or they may be order
ed and sent by mail any time during the
year, by paving the postage.
fV Splendid inducements to Canvassers.
The summer itttmler'xill be ready on ot
about the 1 -i oi May. - - !