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WM 11. JACOIiY, EDITOR.
BLC3.TIS5LI1G, WEDXESltlT, 3!ay lllli, 18S2-.
- Written for ihe Stab
'- ibisitica the Thief Cause of this War.
21b. Editor: One more I assume toy
jrij iur uie use ui uje cmourdiic P"''jr
'which I shall be very brief. I know fn my
last ( was "too lengthy, but I should
T.ke ro have written a little further on (lie
decision of the United States Supreme Court,
but still feel it my doty as a Democrat, for
rising young Democratic brethren, of i
faith in politics, no more than simi'le t
justice !or me in the first place for their in
strnciion to say that I do consider Repubii
cans and Abolitionists synonymous terms;
and as Abolitionism is the great, mischief
maker between thy North and South, so it
is the great stumbling-block in the way of
a peaceful settlement of this war ; lheiT
voices are stjll for war, a compromise fhey
abhor, by such conduct they put into the
hands "of the sece.-h ihe very fans with
.which to blow Ihe embers of sin.e into a
fUmV.' I remember readingof a man who
am i n AF
D 1 iiit Ulv
il l if.
inrew a isrcn imo ine great lempie oi me .own approbation : . .,
Ephesiarrs, and 4ind!ed a conflagraiion They were to aid.. and assist, to the ex
"which & hundred brav-g men coold tot 'ex- lenl cf my power, to put down the rebel
lingnih ; one man fiddled and sangv and j lion and crush out an unholy and wicket!
made his courtiers laughmid the burning
of Rome. .So old Abe has fiddled and sang
well on the principles of the Chicago Plai-
form, to his courtiers, his Cabinet, and for
the acts of Congress, n;il be has got Con
gesa to pass one Nigger bill and no.sooner
.passed by Congress, than he grasped it and
ianed it, in one small District ; this torch I
prke of has been thrown in by the Aboli
tionists and Kepublicans jO'i can see the
South is fanning it in this civil war, here I
repeat that our Abolition Preachers Jeef
flood and overflow with merriment when
v.'tey fee your merchants and laboring men
running a!:er their chest and the bread of ,
their .families, and even snuff on the South
m s;rvile war. Oh! shame shame, that
it should com to this, and ihe name of
our holy religion be so blasphemed. Well,
reader, Providence has so bound the body
of these States together, so bound them
with social ties, that no member can be
eevered, and let one star be bio ted out from
oar ensign, andyoo will see trouble ensue,
it will be a conflict that will ran the plough
share of destruction through every State
and neighborhood in the land; when the
Con-tituiion is not obeyed is taking one
ofihe f sp5 -frem the flag. Aboliiion has
no right in the halls of Congress, and Con
gress has freed the Negro in one District;
thus one star has gone out. Our Republi
can and Abolition orators may ta k about
what we of the North will do and will nor
do, as though all the people hail to bow
down and worsoip the imaue tney nave ei
np. At-olitiont-m and ail its foul doctrines, j
Jhere-i n the breast a stU monitor of eve- j
Ty Drmocrat, which I l-ar wiil break ont by j
-and by. whenever Congress infringes upon j
the right of the people, they will no; stand
it; only iook, weynave nere ueuieu iuo
Ireedom oi ihe press. But, ur, other men
besides the Abolitionists will claim the
riaM to speak bj and by.. Dear reader,
what d'i jou think, when thousands of wor
ii.2 men whi)ie subsistence depends nnon
our trade with the S iOih, many of whom
have been deluded by Abolition dema
gogoes, shall clamor in the streets for bread,
free labor ny present some problem j
which political economy has not solved ; is t
v noi a reaoy Denid iu "''"'
houses? I a.-l in these war lime, wnere is
le surzeon who can sever one member
from tDis rooy pomic wunoui ire -uu...s
... . . . - . . at 4 ' ! I
blood,. wnoeatrwaine Aoou.iionisis e i
wnrsiHii iu Keep ncii tuuioc up . , iiui
reader, I fancy 1 can see rhe horrors of a
great darkness cons-ing upon this Norvtiern
section, which will be the downfall of. Jhe j
.vtKition. Republicans forever, s5 ho have ,
been the means of this war. I can eiciaim i U mn lhem a, cfaTe, and , raay Bay in.
oh ! my country, must this light go out, and 9mmottnl&be objects to the restoration of
the brightest pro-pect the world ever beheld thJ Union and U)e ppssion of the rebel
disappear amid confused noUeN and gar j Hon. . And who can entertain a doubt of
meats roiled in blood ? Must the interests . fhe ,rtflh of ,te posir,n.
of thirty million of white men te eacrific j l( h my.candij opinion that the passage
ed, and sun of civdization be turned back s of the ,avery aboiuion bill was more disas
cpon the dial of the world's history. , by a j ,rowa than ,0 have added fifly thousand men
uni'iciM;! mui aiir..." i
'be' the black man's bitterest enemy ? The
-freeii2 of the Negro is not what the Repuh
fican Abolitionists are after. Nq, no, in ray
next I will tell you more about il ; the Re
publican clap-trap may say.and cry cot for
the Constitution and Union. I ask, has the
Con-iiiution been " obeyed in its last ses
sion? No. Abcliiion has no right in Con
gress, but Confess has violated -the pre
cepts of tke Constitution by one District.
Abolition wants to fight the South back to
the Constitution, when they deviate from it
first and last. Kep'JOlican At-ontionisis are
getli'-g very sick, and a'l the "progeny .and
those of their loins ihey have bad their
asons the drone, and are of no more use
must be dug out and killed, and not al
lowed to eat' the bread they never earned.
Mr, Daniel F Skteekt, a practical far
mer of Luzerne comity, on Wednesday last
s sarroanded on the step? ofthe Exchange j
II tel. by a pack of -noisy repnbLca s and
- fanat cal abolitionists, and driven into a po
V. ileal di-cusion, when he delibera-ely
pitched into them and totally demolished
;ha who e party nigger and : H. He denn
citra' 1 incontravenly, lhat iheir lead
pr, Were. pere distiniomsis, and scathed
mem untuercihidy, proving that a Republi
caii h siatisralSy turns into an Aboiiiionit,
as u Tadpole turns i-.'to Bull Frog. We
ih'i.k Ihey wi 1 i ereaiter let Mr. Seybert
s'ioi. a !i"i?y 0' more or, ibis occasion
iba. they bargained for.
CJDr. J.nn, hurry tip, and call Mr Sey-
CT'i a,"ti:icdnnJ$e Dc nocrat." Democrat.
letter frsm Hon. U. B. Wright.
House o( Representatives U. S.! )
Washington, April 24, 1862
To 'Mt Constitc&hts : f : . -I
am compelled, very- much against " my
inclinations, to address a few lines to yon,
in regard to my sole j n opposition to the
v t .i t r- i i
diii wnicn recemiy passeu-congress, abol
ishing' slavery in ihe Dis rict of Columbia
I regret it because the act oft representa
tive should not make it necessary lor hitu
to appear in the public press; but as the
bill passed under the prendre; of th Jpre
vious question, which cuts off debate, lam
in a measnre'loreed to pufstia'this course
of informing nty .'constituents 'cf my rea
sons for voting against the bill. I might
add one other motive tor troubling you,
and that ia charges made in private .Setters
from my district expression, of the press
in and out ofMhe Slate as to a violation of
the pledges I made before my election
To be saved the trouble of eeperate an
swers,, and to supplyyoa with what I
should have said in debato, if J-could have
bad the opportunity, I am obliged to adopt
ibe present plan. . , ,
I. voted against the bill for abolishing sla.
very in the District of Columbia and it is
my purpose ta vote against any other, bill
abolishing slavery any where, without the
consent of the people in the state where it
exists.. And in doing this, I will violate no
p'edge-that l ever assumed either by word
cr implication, in the remotest degree,
. When you d id me the honor to elect me
to.the 37ih:,Congresj, 'o .imposed m.poti
j.m(, the following obliga lions, and ! am free
i to day tj,at they fully and cordially met my
insurrection, to voie io raise armies and the
necessary means to support tfiem, to iand
by the governmerl in the crisis, then and
now pending and do all 1 could for its res
toration. .. ,. r i
- These were the obligations impo?ed upon
me by both the political parlies of my dis
trict, and- which 1 hawe faithfully and hon
orably discharged. Bat i did not then con
sent and will not now, o become an aboli-
tionist. It is the last position thut I wi'l as
! same, at least while i have reason and judg
! ment left. To become an abolitionist would
be to rever-e the whole course of my pub-
,jc life, and to give the lie to ibc se doctrines
i which I have publicly proclaimed for a pe
riod of thirty years
The doctrines of Wendell Phillips and
his associates are as abhorrent an I men
strous as those of Jeff, Uvis and h:.s con
spirators. Both the open and avowed afl-
j vocates of the destrnciior. of such a govern
j ment as the world never before saw. and
bo;h deserviug the same infamy. With
neither of them have I any affinity, and no
human being can say that, I ever had.
Wendell Phillips ha-s proclaimed within
the last two months to a public audience in
this ciir, that ha had been engaged for the
j last nineteen years in attempting to over
i throw and destroy the Union, and herceiv
i ed on .the utterance of this unmitigated trea
j eon, rounds of applause! Has Jeff. Davis
and his band of traiors done anything worse?
.Now the idea that I should follow, in the
wake 0fany8Ucn leadership or.ght to be
prepoMerous wi-h you, who have known
me $J rnaf)y yearg ,No , am R Union man
an(, Wl etacjby.,he consthnrion while I
ha(J ,he f ,renjth lo do SOi an1 fi:,ht raan.
fu again . tha faoatica themes of aboli-
,- ,,,;,:,, ,.,,Va.i hlnn.l.
J rel doctrines of secession north or south.
But I come to ihe question whether it be
true thai I hee falsified my pledges? Lei
my recorded votes speak for me,and!et tin
rrelodiced men be my iudzes I have or.i-
formily voted for all appropriations that
j have passed Congress and these amount to
t some seven hundred millions of dollars, f
ro,ed fof laj Dece8sary ax hlU lo raise
thege enorrno, s0rns..of money. I voted
to put in ihe field an army of six hundred
'. thousand "men. I voted fcrr all the resolo
j lions expressing the sentiments of ihe Honse
. DroprieIV o cr0!thin2 out the ac-
curfed rebellion, punishing the
and restoring the government I have up
on all occasions, as I conceived, pnrsueJ a
conservative course, and at'empted at all
times, -to avoid any interference with exci-
"j e ectiona QDesiions. recardins the a2i
io ihe ranks ol the reoels. How f it may
be. asked. , By exemplifying, in the act,
what ihey have uniformly charged upon us
and which we have stoutly denied, lhat it
was a war to emancipate negroes, in place
of restoring the Union; by holding oit to
out army an issue of . emancipation when
the proclamation of the executive, which
called them to the field, was to suppress
the rebellion and protect ihe persons and
property of men everywhere. If ihe effect
of the passage of the bill is calcuia'ed to
j proong tte war lo weaken and demoral
ize the federal army and strengthen the reb
el cause, then indeed I should have acted
in direct opposition, not only lo my pledges
but for the best interests of tho country in
giving it my support.
In my opinion this was not the lime nor
the occasion to agitate thedavety question.
More mememcoos issues are upon our
hands ' We have a government to sav
and the homes 61 thirty millions of people
to protect. Lifa of death of the great Re
public should be the al! absorbing question
and that alone, fill it be solved. Never
since the sun first dawned upon Ihe gfobe
was there eo solemn so responsible a po
sition as the one now occupied by the peo
pie of this coutry. No eflort of which ihe
human heart and the human frame is capa
ble of exercising should be omitted to res
cue from ruin and overthrow the United
States of A merica. But one thought should
occupy the public mind, and one impulse
mavtj lUe public heart -ibo-uf is the go vera-
merit to be saved ! This, and not negro ab
olition should tfgitate the CQrressthe hi
t ion the people. We should soothe Uha
feeling3 of our lojal brethren of Maryland,
Kentucky, Virginia, TennesseeTmd Missou
ri rather than harrow them up, and drive
them to deeds of madness by acts of legis
Hatiou whictrhavea tendency to create- dis -
trust,for, if not the destruction of,!ihetr so-
cial customs and local laws. Their eons
are fighting side by side with ours of the"
north on the same battle field, and many
of them occupy the ;same graye! Amidst
IUC--0 icimiiq n.f ucs, iimim. tviMi jubiiic, naji ,
the common decencies of life forbid that
they receive insult from that government
which they afe pouring out their blood to
defend It was indeed out of time and
place to lug in the negro question at such a
moment. Half the people of the west
were in mourning over the slain "af the bat
lies of ForttDanelson and Springfield Pea
Ridge and Pittsburg Lauding, at the very
time negro emancipationoccupied. the de
bates in Congress. Was the issue' upon
the bloody fields the safely of'tho nation or
ihe- freedom of the negro? if the former
then the subject should have been scouted
from the halls of Congress. At all events,
expediency and a due regard for the public
interests demanded a cessation of' hostility
against the institutions of the border state
as they were marshalled onder the nation,
al banner. But suppose the nation in te
pose the great battle of freedom won the
states reunited and the leaders hung or it
exile, were hot the people of the District of:
Columbia entitled to a voice in a rr.attei1
which affected them so much? Are the
seventy-five thousand peo.p'e of the Dis
trict to be treated as of no account 1 Am
they dumb mutes, mere stupid things, t
reflect the whims and caprices of atolitio l
fanatics'?! proposed an amendment of Us
bill submitting the measure to them, to bj
decided by their vote's., h 'tell. as a matter
I would have gone so far as;to hava
waived the grave constitutional questiot ,
whether under the terms of the deeds f
cession of the Distric, by the States of Vi
ainia and Maryland, for the purposes of a
National Capitol fclavery. in it could beaboi
ished without their consent? if the peop e
of the District had determined to rid them
selves of the unnatural and repulsive insti
tution. : , .
Again 1 am opposed to the pppropriatit n
of money out of ihe national treasury to pj y
for the freedom of the i-laves, e it her in the
District or anj of the States where ii exis s.
I assume that every loyal man is in favor
oi maintaining the national credit. If so, lo
meet the interest on the immense debt j.I
rendy incurred, and that which must be ur a
voidaWy added to it, will give us taxation
to our heart s content, without pulling on
the additional burthen oi the emancipation
of slaves. Secession and abolition toged er
have already made half the business men of
ihe north, bankrupt, and , put end. ess exic-
lions upon the people in the way ot exciies
and taxes; and asnming that the war vas
lo end in six months, a it may unless -Ja-naiicism
should make it interminable, 3
twenty generations of peace and prosper, ty
will not cancel it. Il ia. enough in eitaer
event without jie addition of millions for
The foregoing reasons, particularly, in
duced me lo cast my vote against the hill.
Under ihe same ptate pf facts I would do
Ihe ?ame thing again. Il is among the pos
sibilities that I wa wrong, but I have an
abiding: conviction that a very large maiori-
ty of the people whom I represent will rati-
fy and approve the vote. Ii may and will
probably create a go'IT between me and "ery
many who cat iheir votes for me, but while!
they may thus difler with me, ihey ca inot
impugn my motive, or allege that I have
by word action or implication dece ved
At one time I entertained the opinion that
the coservative Union men of all parties
could have moved on in harmony, at least
nntil ihe fact became manifest lhat we still
had a national existence. And 1 enteriain-
ed this up o the lime that Congress de ided
upon the abolition measure It is verj; ap
parent now lhat union and harmony can
not exist. A veryjcensiderable number o
conservative Republicans in Congress voted
for the abolition biil.with extreme reluctince.
TL-ey yielded to what they supposed were
the imperative demands of parly, and now
an entering wedge is made by the passage
of the Tiistrict Bill, which will lead to more
and more sectional, fanatical legislation,
until l hope is, ended, and parties must
necessarily assume theeir old positions.
This indeed is a fixed fact.
It seems to me that while canno t are
booming upon fields of sanguinary v ar al
most under ifce eaves of the; Capitol, and
while the bodies ol'mutilated, bieedinj, dy
ing soldiers are borne along the avitnues,
thai the wounds of the living shoa d be
dresed. and the bodies ol the dead le in
terred, in the abfe.nce of abolition hanxgues
and songs of emancipation. The solemn
cortege s"hoBl3 be spared the ireasinable
outbursts of such demented and crazj fanat
ics as Wendell Phillips and his kindied fol
lowers. The District bill is already xncceed by
projects of law on ihe files of Cor.gr sss, to
allow negroes to be employed in tin mail
service of ihe UniteJ Stales, to give them
ihe right of suffrage in th9 District," .to al
low them to enter the jury box; and ,o hold
office. The next step will be compulsory
abolition in the States by a decree of Con
gress. And i tf U the mode and manner of
suppressma thV rebellion and restoring the
government ? Is this the doctrine vl hich is
to nerve ihe arm and give hope and oarage
to ihe soldiers who are doing batthr in the
sacred cause of the country?. Cat it be
possible that good can come of it ; I Can
not give my aid or countenance to auy scch
wild and injudicious schemes, and if such
a courod separates me from men wf 0 hard
givec me their support, while I reg t that
they differ with me, so must it.be r
I am willing to confiscate, under consti
totional lnrtns, all the property thai a rebel
ia arm's against ibe'governmem may have,
ahii whether It be cxen.' horses or slaves, it
matters not, hot the property of loyal men I
will go as far to pr$iecT"" f:
I wHl maintain the 9bjejts which inauga-:
rated ihe war, 1 vtillsustain the; govern
ment in every constitutional measure to pdt
i down rebellion and punish treason, butI
will not lend myself to promote abolition
'schemes, thereby weakening-and vdstftroy
- ing it forevel. I profess to be . a patriotic
man, (it I am notj am mistaken io myselQ
and therefore it is wilh m's a rnafter of con -
science. . if therefore the wild doctrines of
abolition are lo be nade a party test, s it
iiiiw pctJino iv u, aiiu. iuc iicijru eel.' up.
against the constitution, I must stand as 1
ever have dope, by the latter. I cannot and
will not 'consent to 'yield the life principle
of the Republic : If is true the vote of the
House was comparatively small in opposi
tion to the bill, but I think those 39 nays
reprer-ent a principle which must survive,
and the chances are that the number will
be fonr fold increased in the 38th Congress,
for be'wetin this and that period of time, the
great tribunal of the sovereign people j will
havesettled thequestion whether abolition
or the constitution is king.
Your obedientervant, ' ! '
' : Hendricx B. Wright.
. , - . . Breckinri(J:e.; ;
' "What" wo'nld 'the Republicans do 'without
Breckinridge ? They should certainly in
tercede for his life' aftr he shall have been
captured,'out of pure gratitude. for the ser
vice he has rendered their cause. 'His
name is in . every ' Republicans mouth. It
would be a sore trial for any Republican or
Abolition paper to mention the Democratic
party without ihe prefix of "Breckinridge "
All Democrats whether they supported
Douglas or nor, are' now "Breckinridge"
Damocrats. But this 'is 'not the only use
made of the traitor's name. It is employed
as"a sort of moral raw head and bloody
bones to frighten timid tnen away from the
advocacy of constitutional principles. As
an instance of this argumentum ail Breekin
ridge, the Tribune, in the course of a threat-
. . ,
that "like ireck in ridge, he insists that the j
. . . , ' . . .!
"war is to uphold the Constitution, and ;
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" must be conducted in a'l things according
, .? , ;
"to the provisions thereof Naughty Da-
' ..... T I
vis! Had yoe insisted that the war is not
J, , , . . , !
wa'ed to uphold the Constitution, and must
r . !
not be conducted in anything according to !
1 - , , , ,
ine proisuins liieieui, ju wnuiu iiui imc
been likened unto Breckinridge, and might
have een received the approval of Sum
ner arid the congratulation of the Tribune!
This thing of attempting to render con-
S'itolional principles ovlious because Breck
inridge once defended arid afterwards de
serted them, is too shallow a dodge to be
dealt with seriously. Breckinridge became
a traitor by abandoning the principles he
J once contended for; they did not lead him
into rebellion. And Breckinridge is not
j the only one who insisted last July that the
j war is waged to uphold the Constitution,
foi Congress solemuly ' declared,' with but
two dissenting votes in the House and one
in the Senate, that to "defend and main
' tain the supremacy of the Constitution and
"to preserve ihe Union,' were the sole ob
jects of the war. If this recorded pledge
has nctbee-n lived up tor who has violated
it ? .
Last Doclze of the Rrpnblicans.
The State Committee of the "People's
Party," which mei in Philadelph:a on the
1st inst , has issued a call for a State "Con
vention at Ilarrisbnrg on the 7.h of July.
, The ''people of Pennsylvania" are invited
to send delegates to this Convention. The
''People's Party," and the Republican par
ty, and the ''Loyal Leagne." are all quietly
ignored, while the parlizan commiitee
calmly appropriate all the loyal people ot
the State of Pennsylvania.' The Republi
can organization is thns decently interred
without a single mourner to drop a tear at
its funeral, except, perhaps, William B
Thomas and his followers.
While these Republican politicians Ihos
abandon their party name ami seek lo cov
j er their sins with the mantle of patriotism,
it behooves ihe loyal, Constitution-ioving
citizens of Pennsylvania lo combine against
lhem. All who are in favor o? prosecoting
this war with the so'e view of restoring the
Union as it was, and preserving the Con
stitution as it is ; all who are opposed to
Abolition disunionism ; all who desire to
show their detestation of the organized
plunderers who have.in a single year rob
bed the Government of over sixty millions
of dollars, will rally to the standard of the
Democratic parly. Yoa may be sute that
every Abolitionist and every member of
the plunder gang in the State will enroll
himself in the new organization proposed
by the Republican leaders; and hence ihe
necessity for union among all patriotic cit
izens who desire to see the institutions
transmitted by the Fathers preserved unim
Eiot at Pottsville, renna.
THE MILITARY CALLED OUT.
Pottsville, May 6 The colliers of sev
eral ofthe mines in this vicinity are on a
strike, and lo day united in the commis
sion ot many . outrage and high handed
acts. The pu mping engines cf some of our
largest colliers were stopped by them,
causing a serious destruction of property.
Heckscher's mines were the object of their
united violence. The State authorities have
been called upon to furnish troops to pot
down the rioters, and volunteer companies
have organized here.
P. S. Since ihe above appeared in print,
the difficulty has been adjusted, by the
Coal Companies having raised the wages
of tho strikers. The poor laborers have
worked aboot long enough previous to ex
perrencing "better times." A strike was
made, one day last week among the' min
ers at Pittston. The result we know not.
, Sunday Battlbs. Tho battle of Pills
burg Landing" was brought on by the rebels
cn a Sunday morning and they, the attack
ing party were beaten. It is a singular
fact that every bailie in this waf, fonght on
a Sunday.jWag lost. by the partjr that com
menced the engagement. . , .
OIR ARJ1Y CORRESPOSDESLD.
Camp Niar FaKDtRtcksBL'Ra, a., I
I t May 8tb, 1862. i ),
Friknd Jacqbt t-
As I have a few leisure .'tabments this
afternoon,! will endeavor to spend them by
writing you n few lines, informing you of
our whereabouts. " "-
Bj ;the above caption, yoa will perceive
that :we have moved farther down into
'Dixie's Land." Our brigade under com
mand of Gen 0. G. Ord, took up onr line of
march from Catletts' Station on the morn -
ingxif the 1st met , tor tnis point, ana arriv
ed here after three days hard marching.
The roads being badly cut up by the Artil
lery of the advance Division, causing our
march to be very" fatiguing. : The most of
the way we were ' compelled to hunt our
own'road," through wbo'ds and fields, in or
der to avoid getting into pools of mud,
knee deep. ' The country which we passed
throiigh is a wampyone.
' General McDowell's entire corps is at this
point. The men under his command are
eager to perform the work whicb is before
them. The foTcei here' is estimated to be
thirty-five thousand," strong. ' ' '' '
'' We are encamped on the northern side of
the Rappahannock River. Fredericksburg
is not occupied by the Union iroops, as it
has been reported by some of the papers;
no doubt it will be in a lew days, as the
bridges are nearly completed which the
rebels destroyed in their hasty retreat when
the "Yankees," as they call us, made our
approach lo this place. The soil on which
our troops are now encamped was onc-s oc
cupied by the soldiers of the Revolution,
and it is said that Gen. McDowell has his
ripa,!rnartirs on ih i.m rrnmid whfro t!i
immortal Washington bad his, nearly a
Not a day passe brit numbers of contra
bands 'come into the different Union camps.
They meet with" but little encouragement
among the Pennsylvania boys. Deserter,
too comeflocking in our lines daily from
the rebel army, and give themselves up as
proners of war. They say thai there is
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quite a dissatisfaction raging throughout, the
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rebel army. The farmers in this section,
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are. as a general n.ing, strong., secessionist,
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1 he female members always seem to re
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more bitter in their denunciations of the
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iankees than the remainder of the family,
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Occasionally we meet with Union farmer-,
but are generally of Northern birth.
The evacuation of Yorktown by the rebels
hascreateJ an intense leelhg of joy in our
i camps, wh'ch but inspires the heart of the
eold ers with riew zeal lo meet the enetnj
in the field of battle. Yorktown has been
evacuated, and the rebels are now hunting
their "la-: ditch." Where will ihey find il ?
Some of them no doubt wi'd find it before
l Gen. McCleliau gels entirely through with
The men in this brigade are, in general,
in good health The "Iron Guards" are
well, and in fine spirits. Our directions to
Washington, D. C. (' Yours truly,
P S I understand lhat the "stars and
stripes" are floating over Fredericksburg,
and some ol our troops have crossed the
river to day, and took possession of the
tow p.. I. H.
Cameron Censured by
' Honse. '
The House of Representatives on Wednes
day last, adopted trre following resolution
offered by Mr. Holman.'of Indiana, by a
vote cf yeas seveuty-five, nays foriy-fivet
Resolved, That Simon Cameron, late Sec
retary ot War, by investing Alexander Cum
ramus wiih ihe control of large surn of ihe
public money, aud authority to purchase
military supplies without reMriction. with
out requiring Irom him any guarantee lor
the faithful perlormauce of his duties, when
the services of compeient public officers
were available ; and by involving the il -v-eriniient
in a vast number of contracts with
persons not legitimately engaged in the bu
siness nartaininu to the subiect matter of
nr.K inntrpu ner i a 1 1 iii the nurrhasa i
of arms for future delivery, ha- adopted a I yntsnam and vicinity, in Columb.a conn
policy highly injurious to the public ser- I ' It is that J B. & R KMTTLE have re
vice and deserving ihe censure of this 'eired new goods and established a S'.orj
House ! ,n ,ne P'ace above named, where goo Is
' , . .... . . i ,i can be purchased upon ihe mo-t reaona-
The following is the vste by which ', 5Ie lBim. for t.h lp, sh(.rl creJ. Th-y
resolution was adopted : j pa particular attention to flour, feed and
Yeas Messrs. Aldrich, Allen, Ancona. j provision geuerall) , which can be had at
Bailey, (Pa.,1 Baker, Biddle. Blair, (Mo.,) ' their eiabii.-hmeui at all times, or deliver
Blair, (Vra .) Brown, (R. I.) Buffington. Cal- i ed lo the purchaser upon short notice, as
vert, Cassey, Clark, Clements. Coob. ireil-
erick A- Conkltng, Coining, Cox, Crufield,
Crittenden. Cutter, Oawes, Delano, Dunlaji,
Dunn, F.nglish, Gooh, Grider, Hall,' Han
chett, Haroing, Harrison, Holman, Horton,
Kerri'aan .Mallroy, May. Menzies, Mitchell,
Morrill, (Vt.J Morris, Nixen, Noble Noell,
Norton, Nngenl. Odell, Patton, Pendleton,
Perry, Pike, Richardson, Robinson, Roll.ns
(N. H..) Rollins, (Mo.,) Shiel, Smith Steele,
,'N. Y.,) Steele, (N J.,) Siratton. Ihoma.
fMass ) Thomas, vMtl.,) Train, Valiaudig
ham, Yerree, Yibbard, Vourhees, Walton,
Wood and Wood ruff 75.
Nats Messrs. Arnold, Babbit, Beaman.
Bingham, Blair, Pa. Blake, Barutam,
Campbell, Chamberlin, Coltax, Roscoe
Connlina, Duell. Egerion. Kllioi. Ely. Fess
enden, Frar.chot, Frank, Goodwin, Haiht
Hooper, Hmchins, Jalian, Kellogg, Mich..
Kelloi!2. LI.- Lansins, Ledman Lovejoy,
M'Pher-on. Moorhead Alornll Me .Uice
Mo.. P.itldle, hargeanl. Sedwig, Shank.
Sheffield. ShetlauHruer, Stevens. Trintc.le.
Trowbridae, Van-Valkenborg, Wall, Wal
lace and White hid.. 45.
Of the yeas twenty eight are Republicans
and the balance Democrats and Union inert
The nays are all republicans, with ihe ex
ception of Mr. Haiiih'., Mr. Leman ami Mr
Sheffield. A large majority of the Republi,
can members votsd against ihe adopt on of
ihe resolution. All the Republican mem
bets from Pennsylvania, who voted at all.
voted asamst the resolution ; but the major
ity of them dodged Those -Who ventured
to place their names on the record are
Messrs. Babbitt, Blair. Campbell. McPher-
Moorhead and-Stevens five out of
As if to give peculiar emphasis to this
.vote of censure, the House immediately af
lerwards rejected a resolution censuring
Secretary Welles for the employment of
George D. Morgan, in the purchase of ves
sels,, by a vo'e of yeas forty-five, nays sev-
nty-two. This discrimination in favor of
MrWelia may be accounted for .from the
fact that he is still in office with patronage
to distribute, while Mr, Cameron is out of
office, and has no more favors to dispense:
THE WAR NEWS.
Gen.'B rcge: makes an all-kk on Paint'' Divif
ion. 'Bennegard rtinfucei by Gen L;vst(
toith 30,000 men. The rebels repulsed. ?
- Caiwo, May II The steamers Courier
and City of Hi'ton arri ed here ihiiafternoon
from Pillsburg Lamling, with news :p to
Saturday noon, up'to which lime no general
engagement had taken place.
On Thurs !ay, the second battallion of the
seventh Illinois Cavalry, undercommand.of
Major Applington, accompanied General
Paine from Farmington on a reconnoisance
of the enemy?s position. "
When about iwb miles ont, the scouts,
who had been sent in advance, came back
and reported a force of rebel infantry lying
in -ambush in the woods on both sides of
the road leading from Farmington to Cor
After a consultation the Federal force ad
vanced for the purpose of ascertaining the
rebel strength. They 'were surrounded
but "succeeded in cutting their way through
the rebels, who had formed in ihe road.and
making their way back to camp, brinaina
off the body of Major Applington, who was
killed, and four of our'wounded
A deserter, who came in subsequently
says the rsbels lost forty tine killed, wound- j
ed, and missing, of whom a lieutenant colo-
, nel and captain were killed., '
, On Friday ihe rebel Gen. Bragg's divis
ion attacked Gen. Paine in his position, two
miles beyond Farmington. A iharo engage-
i ment followed, -our men fighting . bravely;
making several bayonet charge on the en
emy, who were repulsed with great slaugh- !
j ter. . - . ; - i
J Large reinforcements of the rebels having !
arrived our troops retired to Farmington.
We lost nearly two hundred killed and j
wounded and prisoners. No particulars j
have been received.
TIIK HOKEOUS OF WAR CAN BK !
ureatiy miiisated by lhat sovereign remedy, ;
HOLLOWAY'S OINIMKNl'.as it will cure i
any wujrid however despera'e, il i: be well
rubbed around ihe wounded part, and they j
te kept thoroughly covered with it. A Pol i
should be in every man's knap-ack. Only
25 cento ipr Pot 27.
MA II II I EI).
At the Lutheran Parsonage, in Rohrbnrg
. ,-t .i. ,.u .i. i?
ny riev v.. i. narreus on uie soui uu. ,ir
Wiihim A-h. to Miss Margret Krickbaum,
In Greenwood on the 29th
nil , John
Martin, aed about 54 years.
In Orange twp., on the 25th nit Mr Archi
bald Henrie, Sr.. aged 82 jears and 2
, r , , . .i ,.i,u ..i. H
Ir. Fishimrcreek twp, on ihe 12th ult., Mr
., i , i g. i c
j lienjanim lluinmell aged 62 years,
HOKS in vane')
at r'te cheap ca-n -ui't
L T. SIIAKI'I.KSS
lare a-prtaiet.t ot Ladie (jailers
received at 51 00 and ! 25 at
L T. SHAUPLFS
ent.s liril moral l"ce nool, will Or
very low. Ait-o. i.oj s .noes n
L T. SH A liPLK
i..-e ami i.rtiif-s Lin.i e imuui',
Chdt'ren- Fdticv a:id Cnifnoii S toes.
low as ran be hoiiiiht ele w'ire;. at the
Cheap dsn Store ol L T. SH ARPLMSS.
Bloonn-burg May 14, 1862.
no UK ex c i t i x g'ac wlT:
YORKTOWN CAPTURED !
The Rebels El c t r c a t i n g I
THIS JS GLORIOUS NEWS!
UT there is stili more important and
- valuable news lo the citizens of Con-
. they keep a horse anJ wagon tor thai pur
THEIR STOCK OF DRV GOODS
is calculat'od to suit the people and the
time. They have everything commonly
found in country stores.
Country Produce will always be taken in
ex hsr.ee for Good-and the regular mar
ket price jiuid tor ihe same.
J B. & R. KNITTLE.
Conyngham, May 14, 1862.
;;: eat exi; i t 12 n i t
K ENFORCEMENTS RK-
4 T the Sl-ire of Daniel McIIenry, in Slill
waier, Colurnbia roui.ty.
The iimlersiji'ied would respeclfully in
vite 'he cil.zens of Filuni Treek and the
-n rroumling country, lo his larae and ex
tensive fock ofQooils, just received Irom
the c'mes ot New York and Philadelphia,
all ot wind he will tell cheaper than here
lolore His assortment consists of
Hats and Caps, of
the latest fashion, Boots and Shoes of ihe
most approved mjke ; also, a loi of excel
lent IScacly-Jlailc Clothing:.
together with a good asortmeol
tina. His store is well filled
ot every description. His
C3 52. C2D C23 1X1 12 S3
are not surpassed by any Sio'e in ihe coun
try. His Hardware Department has not
been neglected. .
SCYTHES, RAKES. HOES, SUOVELS
&c, are enn-tantly kept on hand ; also,
Spikes and Nails ; in short, everything us
ually fcutid in First-Clas Stores.
J ' DApTIEL McHENRY.
' Stilfwaler, Ma 14, 1862. " ' "- .;
A VOICE FROM
A VOICE FROM T0KKT0U W !
(Let Facts Spea'k for Tlieiaselvls!
Read ihe loll i wing brief no e received lhi
morning from one of our brave soldiers no v
before Yorktow n : ,
Camp Winfield Scbit, near Yorktown.
THOMAS HOLLOWAY. E-q.
'f 0 Maiden Lan'e.
SIR : -
As there ere none of. ''Holloway's
Pili-" for sale he re.ibouts, 1 enclo-e an ;or
d?r, for which please send rne the aiiiount
in jour very val liable PdU without Jelay.
If there is any postage or expresage -de-tluct
il, and ,oblig
Yours (rnl, in hat,
T. 11ANLY, Adj: ,
9th N. Y. Cavalw .
Bilore Yorktown, Va.""
P S Your Pili- B' famour for ihe Dvs-
i sn ery, ami have no dount that Ihev will
prove as t-fficacimi in Chii! arid Vet
nMe as ,iey tliive , oxUvI divlsi 0 .f
May 14, 1862.
G ti I t a It'i'ctia ISlackin !
( 7 tiio ur b ii uaijxa.)
Shops, Harness, Carri-s,
arv Leaih-r Work.
; This new ami exrelleiit
evtm tning ever i-etore pi o
e , for bea'.iti -
. lymg Hii l sol enin i tie Leather. I' nukes
u ,oli-h like patent leather ; will not rub
1 oil with 'Vater, nr -taut tiie fi iet wrnie
s ik, nun wakes r.awier per;et;iiy waier
ptool. Twice a iii'Midi applied on boon
and ehoea. mid om-e a mo'itri for harness
s sufhi i-iit. If the leather bornm dirty,
wa-h it off iih fiean witir and pili-li
,11 ... .. If . . .
1 1. i.i .. .. ,
' 1 ,r a.raii en a- leine-euieu.
n ., , , , , .
i utrecnous tor ii -e. Apply -a lrm
on a sponge, rob it slowly over ihe leather,
j a;:i1 Uie poll- h i rompl-ie.
rnicn 37 cefts pf:: bottle 1
T F r ale by L. T HAKLKS. jU
; Bluom-bura, May 14 JhJ.
1 Court S!oim', i;io(iifiljiir.
POR ONE DAY ONLY
The 'ny "l and celebrated Maaican an!
Vent rili qie-', a-ni-te(i by f.iitle Bobhy an I
the Canary Brd, iil ite h's iiopoUr per-
forrn-i nces ui iti- Court II nis-f.i'i ihijl.i-e.
' on 'J'hiirsdiy atleriiO'Mi and eve-iin, M IV
15 h. corrintei cina at 3 ar d 7j. Admi-
ston 25 cent-, rhildre" ! 12 ceu.s
NEW MILLINERY GOODS.
'jHE iMiderianeil would inot respect-
lolly announce to the cilizeiis of Blooms
bur and vicinity ihaf she Im jii!i receiv
ed from Ihe eas'ern ci'ie her
Sprjag L Sitaicer Jlilliuerj Good,
all ot which he prepared 10 make
and sell at a very reasonably low fi-
. . r f
nre. tier as-orim!. t oi aooit are a
liiile Mij ermr in point of durability as well
a- la-teiclne---, lo any offered in this -ecliou.
She reiurn thanks for the libetal . patron4
ane sfie has received and respectfofy so
licits a coi'iinuaiice of the Mum.
MARY BARK LEY.
Bloi-nburir, April 23 S62.
Opposite 'the Court lnue nn l next door to
i Democrat OJize
I THE n r!pr-'gi;eifrpe-ilully inform his
, friend anil cn-tomr- il.at h- lias opened
A Xew Barber Sh?p.
In Couit Hon-"? Alley, next door below
the Oriice ol ihe Columoit Democrat, wfiere
; he wiil be h? pcy to wat upon all cu-tomers,
and frorn lon experience st 1 strct attep.-
lion to business, he hopes to merit and re-
cetve a liberal har of public patronaa.
i CP A H ihiiiss here 4 rlone in decency and
! in order." " THOMAS BROWN.
I Bloornsbur, March 5. 1"6.
vlHF cinzens of ihe differeiu cities and
j towns throughout the State are invited
to compe'ion for th? place at which ihe
' next ANNUAL STATE FAIR shall be held.
Proposals containing in lureme'its and ad
vantages, sent Jo the undersigned Com-
! mit'ee, will be received up lo, aud includ
ing May K) next.
Communications- slioold be addressed to
either of the following n-rrtn :
JOHN P. RUTHERFORD. HarrUbnrg,
JOHN H. ZIEtiLEU, Harrisbcrz, Pa.
J. H. ZIEGLER, Sec'v,
April 30, 1?62. Harri-burg, Pa.
Estate of Henry G. Miller, late of
M'ljflin twp., dfc'd.
VOT1CE U hereby given ihal letters tcs-'
''lamenlary on the e-tale of Henry (I.
Miller, !aie of Mifflin town-Hip, Colombia
county, deceased, have been granted br
the Register of said county, lo John H.
Heiler. reiditii in ihe township and coun
ly aforesaid. All persotis having claim or
demands againM ihe estate of the dece
dent are requested to present lhem to lh
Executor for settlement, and lhoe indebted
to the estate to mike payment forth wilfi
to ihe undersizned.
JOHN H. HETLER, Executor.
Mifflin, May 7, 1&62 61.
REVIEW OF THE MARKET,
WHEAT. SI 15
FLOUR nr. l-M 6 00
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