The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, June 18, 1862, Image 2

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    STAR OP THE north;
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. Democratic Slate Conicatioa.
In accordance with resolution of the
Democratic State Executive Committee thc
DrMocRAcr or 1'ctitisn.vANU will meet in
oa Fridat, -the 4ih day of July, 1862, at 19
o'clock, a. nr., to .nominate candidates fur
Ai eitor General -and Surveyor Gekehal.
and to adopt such measures as may be
deemed necessary for the' welfare ol the
Democratic party and the coantry.
Chairman Democratic State Ex. Com.
He Ecsnlts oftbe War.
vDeppatches from all sides are establishing
cur immediate military successes. The
great operations in the West have resulted
in our favor: Beaure?arri it nn ih retraii-
i a ?
and the operations in Virginia promise the
" posesioo or the abandonment of Rich
mond. But news comes, also, of success
ful guerilla warfare on the part of the rebels
&nd even in those Slates whoi-e occupation,
at main points, we thought woukl preclude
the prolongation of the war by any such
eboiinate barbarity. Kentucky and Tennes
see are only nominally ours, while hordes
of assassins dragoon the people into sub
jection, or plunder them of every necessity
of ti r4 And nnur that 11 .ono I " armn
' -j.-... " ... iuj
is breaking up into large and small frag
ments, and taking to the mountain to pur
sue this nomadic life of rapiue and blood;
now that McClelland eventual occupancy
ol Richmond develops the ultimate dts'gns
of the generals theie in command and
shows them tending in the same brigandish
direction the question comes home to us
very seriously, what chance is there of such
internecine warfare finding any termination
and what means shall be used to effect the
de?ired result? We are beginning to find
out the ue'e3e-ness"of relying, upon latent
Ubion feeling at the South. -There is such
feeling there, ar.d Heaven be thanked for
the heroum which has asserted and accom
panied its maintenance. But it is indisput
able that it does not exist to such extent as
to make it a valid adjunct in the restoration
of the country. It is felt, but not overwhel
mingly Jelr. It is strong enough to erect
itself into a belligerent, but Dot strong
enough to declare itself a victor. It is suf
ficiently pronounced to provoke opposition,
but cannot cope successfully with the spir
it which it raises.- Instead of fighing on
fair terms and with equal chances, it must
endure the persecution of numbers or suc
cumb. The vast bulk of the Southern peo
pte seem permeated and hopelessly infect-
eu who the black virus ot treason; and in a
country of such exhausiless material re
source as 'heirs, it vill be impossible to sub
ject ttven millions of Anglo-Saxons by mere
military authority. t
Neither will it do to flitter ourselves that
these marauders are only outlying bands of
the rebel armies that are within supporting
distance, and that when the supports fall
back the mountain thieves mnst also in.
pear For Beauregard has retreated; yet
Tenner and Kentucky areas much in
fested to day as ever. Manassas left for
Richmond, yet Jackson and his fellows
could ica'ter themselves through the moun
tains in .every direction, and concentrate
when they pleated for a special raid.
Tne Rcpnblicans n. Democracy.
It is a very fortunate thing far the Re
publican Abolition party that John C.Breck
inridge lamed out to be a secessionist.
Had this event not taken place they would
be entirely destitute of material to use
against the Democratic party of-tbe North.
They strive to make all the capital out of
this poor miserable traitor to his Govern
ment that is possible but it is all to no avail;
the people have become sufficiently en
lightened upon the art of bombuging. This
cry of '"Breckinridge Democracy'7 does not
alarm the people bl the Ncrth, but only in
spires them with zeal, and more strongly
fixes upon their minds tbe necessity of do
ing their full duty to the country, by giving
the lime honored Democratic party their
entire support. .The Republican alias Abo
lition party is fast sinking beneath the
heaps of corruption and ruin. No party in
this country or any other coul i ever stand
under the heavy pressure that is brought
down uponthis Republican Administration.
The fast amount of plundering together
with the violations of both law and justice
I3ke up the mighty load ibst is fast crush
ing them to the earth never to raise again.
Democracy, be trp and a doing, there is an
excellent opportunity to display more of
the good qaaiiiies of the Democratic party,
by barling these plunderers from power and
restoring the Union toils once piosperous
aad peaceful condition. If there is any
hope of having a Caioa it comes through
this channel. The Abolition party are not
satisfied with the Union as b vent, and the
Comiitation. a) U is ! 11 the' rebels would
lay d&wn- their arms to-day, and positively
declare themselves once more rightly ia the
Uiiiuo, w'uh slavery the same as before, and
willing to- pay the expense of this rebellion,
the Republican 'Abolition party would 'cry
aloud to the to jTof their voices, " N! we
v-ili not agree to it " They don't want this
Union with slavery. They are afraid of the
insulation ol Rarefy ; it looks too Dema
cruii;; it must bj broken up ; done away
vhli entirely; and then there mijht be some
ctarica for their future success over Democ
racy. This is the idaa leading Republican
Atolitionists have of. the whole matter of
tii rebellion. It is going on delightfully
just to :i;3ir liking; and eventually ia their
yv;;n?on, mast accomplish their object viz :
J. . ':Vi Jawy and diisolce Union I
. i 1 be Traitors. t
Doctor Johu is a man ol logic! Well he
is. Don't you see how nicely, he refuted
all the articles in last week's Star t The
doctor has a magazine of argument. We
"will tell the reader where this magazine is
located. It is in the fish-woman's dictiona
ry. Pure Billingsgate. See his argument
against us in lam week's Ripubhcaa. First
premise, liar ; second premise, scoundrel ;
conclusion, tlackguard. There's an argo
mem as ii an argument. The expenditure
of brains must have been terrible.'
But, seriously, we dp not intend to let
thisunion slidiug,uegro-Ioving editor escape
in this way. . In this tremendoous danger
to the finest country and the finest govern
ment that God's u shines upon, treason
must be rebuked in low, as well as in high
place. We shall persiot until the lion's skir.
is nipped from the ass. The men who sup
part Seward and Chase, the two cabinet
ministers ol Lincoln who voted in favor of a
petition for dissolving the Unioa ; the men
who preach tiiat there is a higher law than
the constitution ; the men who feed and
clothe the runaway negro, whi'e the wives
and children of soldiers are turned out of
bouse and home, by these lying-, hypocriti
cal patriots--. these men must be exposed.
And they will be exposed. The country
has got hold of them, and they are sealed
to political damnation.
; Senatorial Conference.
The Senatorial Conferees of of this Dis
trict had a meeting tn Snnbnry on Saturday
last, lor the purpose of appointing a Sena
torial Delegate to the Democratic State Con
vention, which will be held at .Harrisburg
oa the 4th of July next. Hons. Peter Ent
and John McReynolds wers the Conferees
from this county. They were instructed to
support John G. Freeze, Esqr , lor Senato
rial Delegate, who if appointed will be ex
pected to support Col. Levi L. Tate in the
State Convention, for Surveyor General.
But there appeared to be a division among
1 K a Csntaroaa ihnfio r f ik. Anuntiaa rtA Vnr. I
thoroberland and Snyder supported a man I , !. ?P"
from the latter county, whom they would I mnl 18 CreJ,,ed- ' a'Ue Mex,can War ll
have go into the Convention at Harrisburg I O,Jrwai.r'0r gave a differe account of him
and do all in his power to secure the nom- j f6'- Th,e ruraor aboui a Court of ,n1u'"r
ination of Surveyor General for'.Mr. "Jack" beillg " rderedto investigatethe circurastar
Ccmm.ngs of Northumberlond county, while I Ce8 aUe"d"nS the late battle, has not beea
.. r i r t i .- i v i confirmed-
the Conferees of Montour-and Columbia
stood together, balloting for Mr Fkxez
They ballo'ed several times during tbe
day without making a choice ; and, when
evening approached, they adjourned to
meet again ia Danville, on Saturday next.
We hope the Conferees of the lower
counties will have made up their minds by
the time of meeting next Saturday, to con
cede the Delegate to Columbia. For va
rious reasons we think this would be no
more than just and proper. We have no
particular interest in the matter further than
to see justice to all parties concerned- We
think the chances for Mr. Tate's nomina
tion much better than Mr Cu.mminq's.
This, with very little pains, could be made
appear very clearly to be the cate. The
matter needs reconciling in some satisfacto
ry manner by all means. We trust it will
be done. .
Abolitionists Can't Stand it. .
The Star is down on Abolitionists, and,
in consequence, since the breaking out of
tbe war, we have got rid of the niggardly
few of that stripe who were patrons to our
paper. II there are any more of that ' per
suasion'7 we invite them to step forward,
while we have pen in band, ready to erase
their names. Those who discontinued, did
so opon the plea that we were ''opposing
and embarrassing the Government!" a
charge which every sane man, who Las
ever read our paper, knows to be utterly
without foundation. The Gocernmeut itself
never needed any "embarrassing" at our
hands, but the Administration, Lincoln and
party, needed, at certain times, much '-'embarrassing,"
which they did not fail to get,
and that, too, without the fear of Fort War
ren looming op before Our eyes.
We would ask our Abolition friends, did
either Dawes or Washburne, both members
of Congress, "embarrass the government"
when they made speeches in the House,
showing the vast amount of corruption and
enormous frauds practiced by this party in
power 1 'Did Lincoln have them arrested,
and placed within the walls of Fort Lafay
ette or Fort Warrea ? Were they denoun
ced by the Republican Abolition party as
traitors? No, sir! They were both Re
publican members, had a right to talk !
Had a Democrat delivered either Dawes or
Washborne's speech on the corruptions of
this Administiation, be would have been
expelled from the House ; yea more, lock
ed op in some dark and dreary old Fort.
Under the pressure of these exposes, Con
tractors were made to feel uneasy, Simon
Cameron to resign, and Fremont to be re
moved. All this was done in a short time,
looking as though the net of thieves who
were sapping the very life's blood from this
nation, was to be broken up and destroyed.
But this thing of retrenchment and reform
did not continue more than a day, when all
returned to their old practices again. Fre
mont was reinstated to h command, Simon
Cameron made -a Minister, and Secretary
Welles passed over in silence. Some of
tbe most corrupt and wicked men the sun
ever shown upon are held in lucrative posi
lions and high esteem by this administra
tion. How long this state of things may
continue is more than we are able to con
jecture. Drive on, ye seekers of punder !
Uow to carry 4,5a f artj."
If the Abolition Republicans desire to have
no party urganizatioa, during the period of
the war, they can accomplish it very easily.
All they have to do is to abandon the Abo
lition schemes pending in Congress and re
peat those they have already passed. II
they will be honest, and confine the war to
what tbeyprofessed over a year ago to a
struggle for the Union and the Constitution
party dissensions will cease. . It ia they
who are reviving old party feeling and old
party issues. The Democracy are only act
ing on the dfensive. Ir is not they who
are reviving pany-
Who Lies J
Th,e only answer the Republican has to
last week's Stab, is, that we print lies. Is
it a lie thai Abraham Lincoln and his party
are in favor of buying the slaves of the reb
els ol the South I Is i! a lie that Forney's
Press of April 16, 1561, admitted that north
em agitators fomented rebellion at the
South 1 Is it a lie that Seward anfi Chase
Lincoln1 two head men, voted, long ago, in
favor of a petition for dividing the U:iion !
Is it m ."Lie that ihis same Seward preached
that there was a higher law than the Con
stitutioB ? Is it a Ve that Banks, -whom the
Almighty, for purposes of his own, allowed
to be overtaken by Stonewall Jackson, was
in favor, under certain circumstances, of
letting the Union slide I Is it a lie that the
biggest piece of stealing, by the rebels, to
the several Ships of War, including the
Blerrimai, and the vast quantity of stores, at
Norfolk, was perpetrated long af:er Lincoln
came into power? In short, and broadly,
is it a lie that the nigger-lovers of the
North are thorough-bread, ingrain, original
traitors ? Answer, ye ingrates ! You have
done yourTbest to ruin our country, and the
words of the people with you will be lew.
Stand from under.
Bkig.Gkn Casey Brig. Gen Silas Casey
whose division broke at the battle of Chick
ahominy, is an officer ol the regular army,
and a graduate of West Point. He entered
the line after the expiration of his military
studies, on the 1st of July, 1830. His first
position was that of Second Lieutenant of
the 7th (old) Regiment of Infantry, from
which he rose gradually being promoted
for tbe exhibition of ''great soldiery quali
ties." He was arpointed to the Colonelcj
of the 4th Regular Inlantry in October 1861
having been previously authorized to ac.
as Brigadier General of Volunteers. Gen.
Casey's reputation asa tactician was alway t
of a high order, and many ol his cotempo
raries are astonished at the reverse which
has suddenly befallen it. He is a native of, who is again in acme
service, was at the seige ot Vera Cruz, and
when severely wounded, he.continued on
the field, urging on his men, until a ball,
passing through his lungs, struck him dow i.
He was carried from the battle field, ard
was reported bo near dead that obituaty
notices of the gallant Gen appeared in near
ly all the papers of the country. Even in
the neighborhood of tbe battle-ground his
life was for week despaired of, and tie
anecdote of bis cure is fcremarkab!e, as it
would appear improbable did the man not
live at the present time to verify the state
ment. It appears that he was entirely giv
en ovivr by the army surgeons, when a
Mexican doctor said he. would lite if ia
would let hint remove the coagulated b!o)d
Irora the wound Shields, as a kill or cure
remedy, told him to try, and a fine s Ik
handkerchief was worked and finally drawn
through the wound, removing the extraia
sated blood, when daylight could'be eeun
through the hole. And yet Shields to day
is a hale and hearty man, free from disei se
or any inconvenience -from his woui d,
which was considered at tbe time as mor
tal, having Jeen made by a large copper
ball, and going directly through his bedy
and lums.
Gradual Emancipation Defeated m Mis
souri. In the Stale convention of Missouri,
last Saturday, a proposition to submit lo he
people amendments to the constitution of
the State, for the gradual emancipation of
slaves, was introduced by Mr. Breckinridge.
It provides that all slaves horn after Januiry
1, 1865, hall be slaves until they are twsn-ty-five
years of age, then to be paid for and
sent out of the Slate by the aid of the gov
ernment under a resolution of Conyrreis :
no slaves are to be brought into tbe S ate
after the ordinance takes effect; and the
ordinance is to be submitted to a volt of
the people in 1861, and to take effect cnly
if it receives a majority of the popular vjte.
As 60on as tbe bill was read a motion ivas
made to table it. Senator Henderson vi. in
ly strove to induce the withdrawal of the
motion until he could make a few remirks
on the subject, but the request was reftsed
and the motion was carried by a vote cf 52
to 19. A motion to reconsider the rote was
also tabled.
ParpARC for Taxation. In a few days
the Tax bill will be pissed, and a w iiole
army of tax-gatherers will shortly be ap
pointed, ready to pass round and gather ap
a heavy toll from the public. Now ii the
lime to prepare for these demands upoi us.
Everybody must learn tobe economical.
Those who wear out a soil of clothes i i six
months, mcst make them last a year ; those
who bave been ia the habit of patin, hot
beefsteaks for breakfast, must learn tn put
np with a cold scrag of rantton ;thase who
have indulged in wine and water at diiner,
most put up henceforth with the sioople
element. All this is necessary to put down
a rebellion originated by the abolitio lists,
aided by the English aristocracy, and car
ried into the field by the wicked secemon-,
Peterson's Magazine -This highly prized
Magazine, by all who know anything about
it, has made its way into our sanctum, pay
ing us its monthly visit for July. It is i most
splendid number, the embellish nents
can't be beat, the "two sisters" occupying
a conspicuous place in the proper diparl
ment The engravings are fine. This is a
cheap Magazine, and stands far ah sad of
many others that are striving to co opete
with it. Price S2 00. i
Misprints will present themselves ia
other columns thn those of newsf apers.
The author of a temperance novel,' who
wrote "drunkenness is . lolly,"'waa horror
struck to read, "drunkenness is jolly.
We find the following in the Philad'a
Prest of Saturday last:
t A "CaYalier" Abuses the "Puritans .'
We copy the following article from a late
number ol the Richmond Examiner. It is
interesting and am using: -
Enter the halls of legislation now the
House of Representatives. A motley mob
of soldiers and civilians, male and female,
fill the galleries, and gaudily-uniformed
Yankee officials crowd the vestibule and
lobbies of the politicians. The debate on
expulsion of a member for the expression
j ol sympathy with the rebellion is before
the House Loveiov pours out his vial of
wrath, and a pungent remark brings down
the House and galleries. The SpeaVer en
joys it, but raps the detk, upon which the
hilarity increases, and boisterous sallies of
coarse wit are bandied between the repre
sentatives on the floor and their constitu
ents in the galleries. "Halloa, Jim ! is as
likely to be answered from the floor to the
gallery as at any town-meeting in New
England, and the peanuteaters above think
nothing of calling the attention of the speak
er telow, by a peanut reminder alongside
his head, with an 'i say, Sam, won't you
come out and take a drink?" But now
there is silence lor once. Vallandigham
rises to address the House. If is wonderful
what respect a brave man can wring from
his enemies, even while in their power.
As Vallandigham's " Mr. Speaker !" rings
through tbe House, the hum dies out in the
galleries, and the members turn to .their
chairs, with a contemptuous jeer on their
faces, to listen to his remarks.
Like a Roman gladiator, he stands study
ing the prelude to his remarks, looking
around on his enemies, who, if they dared,
would knife or pistol him at his seat. His
Words begin to come hot, heavy, scorching
it. his denunciation of the illegal measures
of the Administration. The Speaker grows
uaeasy the members grin and wriggle in
their seats, and the galleries burst out into a
pandemonium of hisses, yells and cerses.
The Speaker raps his gavel; but the storm
continues, the biasing darling down like
the tongues of serpents upon the unshield
ed head of Vallandigham, who stands un
moved, toying with his watch-guard, wait
ing for the restoration of order, which comes
by and by, and he proceeds with intervals
of interruptions such as we have described.
Frequently 'despatches from the Yankee
generals are read in the Houe and Senate,
announcing "Another Glorious Union Vic
tory !" amid hand-shaking and congratula
tions on the floor and cheers and cries from
the galleries
Such a condition .of things as we have
described can be witnessed any day at the
Capitol during the session of Congress
But the most humiliating result of the con
dition of affairs there is the uses to which
the Capitol has .been turned into, an im
mense bake-house tor the manufacture of
bread for the soldiers. The basement of the
Baptist church, including the school and
lecture-room, has been converted into a
stable for horses, and a proposition is new
entertained of taking Trinity Church for a
soldiers' hospital, in retaliation for the sop
posed disloyalty of its pastor, people, and
vestry, in the pastor refusing to read the
prayer of thankogiving for the success of
the. Yankee Government.
Reported Assassination or Got. Andrrw
Johnson am Gen. Butler. We have a re
port from Richmond, published in the Rich
mond Examiner of the 9th, that a telegraphic
dispatch had been received from Augusta,
Ga., dated Jane 7th, stating that a Governor
Andrew Johnson was killed in Nashville,
by a man named George Brown, who, in
turn, had been killed. The same dispatch
states that Gen. Butler had been killed in
New Orleans, but adds that the report lacks
We do not believe that either of these
reports deserves any credit. That in regard
to Governor Johnsou is certainly false. We
bave direct telegraphic communication
with Nashville, and as late as yesterday,
we had news Irom Washington that Repre
senlatie Maynard, of Tennessee, had re
ceived a telegram from Gov. Andy Johnson
on Thnrsday night to the effect that the reb
els were reported to be retreating from
Cumberland Gap toward Chattanooga. As
for Gen Butler, we think he is too wary to
be caught by an assa-sin's blow.
The Freshet on thf Lehigh. The state
ment we published last week, on the author
ity of a dispatch from Easton, that "the
whole town of Weissporl was swept away,
ouly three bouses being left out of about
three hundred, and that many families -were
drowned," was greatly exaggerated.
Later news informs oj that only seventeen
houses were swept away atid several per
sons drowned. Among the casualities
at Reading Ostorn's boarding house was
carried oif with fourteen persons, nine of
whom are known lo have escaped.
Returned E. II. Chase, who has been
imprisoned among the rebels for the past
year, returned to Wilkesbarre on Saturday
night, looking well as ever. He io a little
brawny, from his " 6ojourn in the South,"
but otherwise looks about as we last saw
liiru a year since at Chamberbarg, where
he was acting Secretary to Col. Emly,of tbe
8'.b Regiment. He left Col. Bowman still a
prisoner in North Carolina. When the
latter will be released is unknown, as it is
understood the rebels refuse to receive their
privateers in exchange for our officers.
Luzerne Union.
Wa. say white men first and black men
afterwards. The poor white no doubt would
accept of a farm each if purchased and giv
en lo them. This administration proposes
doing several things for the black man, and
so far all that it has done has been to injure
the condition of the poor African. To buy
them of their masters and then buy or give
them land, re will opposa. We say leave
them where they are.. We donrt want ihem
prowling all over the North. If we have
any money to spare, for the respect of the
nation, (if you have none for yourselves)
uie it for some other purpose than purchas
ing negroes.
A Returned Volunteer.
Serqt. A. G. Thornton, of the " Hurley
Guards," arrived at bis home in Lightstreet,
upon furlough, on Monday evening last.
He was wounded in the hand t the severe
battle of last Monday a week, which took
place between Jackson's army and General
Shields' advance, at or near Port Republic,
in the Shenandoah Valley. This was one
of the severest fights since the war Our
forces were obliged to fall back, fighting ev
ery foot of Jto ground for over four miles,
the fight lasting five hours. Our loss has
not yet been published. It is said to be
heavy. The "Hurley Guards," or part of
hem,, participated in the fight. Two or
three members of this company are miss
ing, several wounded, but not one killed.
The "Bucktails" were in this engagement,
and suffered severely; out of 125 of lhem,55
were reported killed. Col.. Kane is said to
have been wounded and captured by the
rebels. This may need confirmation Mr.
Thornton reports the boys all doing as well
as might be expected under the circum
stances. They have been doing hard work,
and enduring a large amount of exposure,
upon slim (are and scanty clothing, for the
last four or five months.
Tbe Republican. on tbe Star.
The editor of the Abolition circular op town
managed to grind out a few lines to us and
our paper last week, in which he persists
in some things not worth mentioning. He
is good at making sweeping and left hand
charges, but miserably poor at substantia
ting them by facts, hence his neglect to try.
We don't intend you to back, oat in that
kind of style, as you have done several
times heretofore, but we want you to toe
the mark, and if we have published treas
onable articles and practised disloyally, you
should have the honesty, which characteri
ses every true journalist, to clearly make it
appear. How do you expect to get a ver
dict if you don't prove the facts in the case?
The people of Columbia are the jurors, and
they most assuredly won't take your woid
without backing it up wi.h good substantial
proof. "Traitor, liar, and blackguard a fit
ting trinity to make up an editor of an Abo
Utitn newspaper in the North." How well
the above sentence suits the occasion. It
is not often that a rascal will furnish the
rod by which be may be whipped through
the. land.
Col. Samnel 9. Bowman.
The above named gentleman, son of
Jesse Bowman, Esq , ol Berwick, this county
has just returned from General Hallecx's
Army on a visit to his friend, having
been furloughed for thirty days on nccount
of sickness which nearly disabled him.
He was Major of the fourth Illinois Cavalry,
and was at the battles of Fort Donaldson
and Pittsburg Landing. At tbe latter fear
ful conflict he was especially active braving
tbe greatest dangers. He unhorsed a Cap
tain of Rebel Cavalry and took him prison
er. He rendered very important services
to our cause by heading important and
hazardous expeditions in cutting off Rail
road communications and burning bridges
over which the enemy was receiving pro
visoes and reinforcements. For these
meri orious services he has been promoted
and holds the commission ol Colonel in the
Army. Democrat.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says, a lar&e
and enthusiastic meeting of the Union, men
of all parties assembled at Westchester, to
appoint delegates to Harrisburg, and passed
resolutions seveiely condemning the course
of Senator Cowan, and approving that of
Senator WilmoL
That must have been a great Union meet
ing ! Coudernniug the course of a Union
man, and endorsing the course of such abo
lition disunionist as Wilmot!
The Rebel Force Augmented 30,000 of Beau,
regard" s Troops Arrived.
New York, June 13th. A special des
patch to the Pest, from Washington, says
that Mr. Pierce, the Government Superin
tendent of cotton lands in South Carolina,
has arrived there. He left Charleston har
bor on Tusday. Our forces, under General
BenLam, had occupied James Island under
the protection of the gunboats.
The rebel force at Charleston bad been
greatly augmented. Deserters say thai 30
000 men lrom Beauregard's army had
reached there, and every preparation was
making for a stubborn defence of the city.
Com. Dupont thought our attack could not
salely proceed until we had a stronger force.
There was heavy firing Irom the enemy
during Tuesday, but no apprehension of
danger was feit Irom an attack upon our
Later from Havana, Mexico, and Nassau.
The Defeat oj th French Army-' A nival al
Havana from Charleston. .
New York, June 13th. The steamship
British Queen, with Havana dates to tbe
7th, aid Nassau dates to the 9th, arrived
this evening. Among the passengers is Mr.
Plumb, the bearer of the ratified postal con
vention and extradition treaty with Mexico.
Tbe news from Mexico is to the 1st inst.,
and confirms the defeat of the French
troops by the Mexicans. Five hundred of
the former were killed, and 700 taken pris
oners, but the latter were released, as the
victors had not food for them. The Mexi
cans were actively fortifying the capital,
and the French will march against it when
reinlorcements arrive.
The statement current in Havana is that
the French designs are not so much against
Mexico as against the United Stales.
There is great disaffection among the
French officer, leading to appeals to Na
poleon. Tbe English minister had conclu
tied a treaty with Doblado, and it is said
that Cabal'as, the agent of General Prim,
had also concluded the ratification ot the
Almonte treaty.
Zaragoza has a force of 14,000 men. and
Ortega was expected in Mexico with 8,000
more, and recurits were coming in from all
Marqnez was io Vera Cruz, and was
about imposing a forced loan on the For
eign merchants, and it was snpposed that
the English admiral would protest, though
some thought he would not, as it would
displease the French.
Venezuela dates to the 16th utt., state
that there had been an outbreak of the sol
diers at Laguayra, but it had died out.
Camp Barrett near Lorat, Va I
Juae 12th, 1862.
Friend WW; We have met the enemy
again and we got an awful Hogging!
The details I t-hali now proceed to give:
Humiliating as it may be to the brave men,
of the 3d and -lih Brigades, of Shields' divis
ion, still the truth must be told, and trie au
thors of this wholesale slaughter unmasked
1 would have written sooner, but we have
been kept baay in trying ta keep out oi the
rebel's clutches.
On Saturday morning the 7th acting Brig.
Gen Carroll, received orders to advance to
Port Republic, a distance of 12 miles from
this place, and burn the bridge across the
river al that point, so at lo cut off Jackson's
retreat, and then Shields and Fremont were
to advance simultaneously, and attack him
between the two branches of ihe Shenan
doah river, where his army then lay. A
forced march was made by the men, who
were already worn down by long and Utig
ning marches, and at 12 o'clock M our ad-
-vnce reached ihe bridze, when Cantdin
Robinson's 1st Ohio Battery unlimbered and
sent several shell right into the enemy's
camp, across the river. The rebels were
either taken by surprise or only feigned to
be, as up to this time r.o stir, no excitement
was visible in his camp. But when our
infantry had got within ra ge of their guns
as ii by magic, no less than 21' pieces of
ertiHery were thrown 'into position and
opened upon our exposed ranks with terri
ble effect. The 1st Virginia Cavalry made
a dash across the bridre and succeeded in
capturinz one gun and several prisoners,
among ihem one ol Jackson's taff They
had the bridge fired according to orders, but
Gen. Carroll ordered the fire extinguished,
and to this order we may attribute our sub
sequent defeat and the murder of our brave
boys. The rebels now charged with intant
ry and drove the Cavalry nut of town and
across the river, thus re-posretsing tbe
bridge and capturing 2 pieces of our artil-
i. :ti . i . u ti
lery, &uuiig ino men ui uie guns. lucy,
all the while, keeping up a murderous fire i
ranks at a single discharge. The order was
given '-About, Face !" and we retired, leav
ing our dead and many ol the wounded on
the field. We could plainly hear the shouts
and cheers of the rebels as we retired. We
leil back about two miles, the rebels not
lolloping as they appeared to be satisfied
with driving us back.
The 3d Brigade now came up with Clark's
Battery of Parrots, and what might have
been a route was checked The mm were
pifepoaed along the road and in tne woods,
and thus terminated onrSunday's adventure
without accomplishing anything more than
that of the men losing all confidence in
Our loss on this day I am unable to ascer
tain, bnl can sately say it was 60 killed and
at least 200 wounded, with the mora It of
the array almost gone. The over-marched
and almost naked soldiers sank upon the
ground completely exhaosted. It wa a
pitiful sight to see the shoeless men plod
ding their way over mountains, their steps
marked with blood from 'heir lacerated
feet, and living on half fare and the poorest
at that. Marching day and ni'ht over the
worst roads I ever saw, enduring all the i
privations and hardship) that it was possi-
ble to impose upon man, whose very looks
told but too plainly their euleebled condi
tion, ard all, all to gratify the insatiable
ambition and secure the appointment ot a
single officer. Had it ended here, il would
not have been so bad, but the very same
thing was re-enacted asain the next day,
only on a larger and more murderous scale.
Gen. Shields fearing that Carroll might
hesitate in regard to tbe burning of the i
bridge, sent a dispatch to him to ''barn the
bridge at ad hazards and retire at mid
night." This order came too la e to execute
the first part of it, as the rebels already
held the bridj-e with about 12000 men aid
all bis artillery. But he might have tell
back, but instead of doing so, he remained
in his position all night.
After Carroll had been driven back heavy
cannonading aod the rolling of mu-kelry
were heard tn the rear of the rebels, and it
was found that Fremont had, after hearing
the firing on our side of the island, and
fearing that the rebels might prove loo
powerful for us, attacked them from that
direction, and after three hour's hard fight
ing he was forced to fall back. This was
no doubt a great day lor Jackson, and very
humiliating tn the Union lorces. A defeat
of a part of Shields' Division would hate
been glory enough for the secesh, but when
we add io that Fremont's Division, we must
come to the conclusion that there is some
thing wrong in attacking an enemy on the
Sabbath. Since an attack begau on that day
is a sure precursor of defeat. In proof of
this, see Bull's Run, Pituburg Lauding,
Winchester, and now Port Republic. The
attacking parties in ail these great battles
were defeated.
Night, cold and chilly settled down upon
us as we lay upon the cold ground with a
heavy dew falling. Yet the wearied sol
dier slept soundly, and no doublhad pleas
ant dreams of home. Again the scenes ol
his happy childhood pas-es before him
again he feels the caress of a fond mother
again he sees the lighting of her eyes as
she gazes upon him and thinks her happi
ness will be complete when she beholds
him grown up to manhood, moving in the
first circles of society, loved and respected
by all his fellow men again he joins
around the family altar and listens lo his
aged father supplicating a throne of grace,
again he is enjoying his boyish 6 pons with
his brothers and sisters again he is a boy.
A change comes over the spirit of his
dream. He now is sitting beside the loved
partner of bis bosom, conversing upon their
future prospect in life, they are building
airy castles, while a bright eyed roguish
boy of perhaps (our or five summers is
loortivelv plavins upon She Moor again
to' a "-"
ni eves nrishtecs and nis wnote
nance betokens the happiness he is enjoy
ina again be hears his country call to her
sons lo step forth to defend her flag ; he
feels himelf in doty bound to respond to
her call and with tearful eyes he bids adieu
to his family and rushes to her rescue. All
these scenes pass before his mind and he
is only aroused by the shrill reville sum
moning him to arms. With the early dawn
of the morcing of the 9th the still wearied
soldiers were routed up,and without break
last ordered to fall into line, as the rebels
had succeeded during the night in throw
ing a heavy body ot men across the river
and were advancing to the attack. Capt.
Clark's gons were got in position and open
ed upon their advancing column with terri
ble effect. The infantry soon got into line
and awaited the approach of an overwhelm
ing force ol rebels. The artillery all the
while keeping up a terrible roar. It our
forces suffered on the previons day from
the rebels guns, they were now being paid
back with interest; shell grape and canis
ter was )at strewing the ground with the
dead and dying, but as fast as they fell their
places were filled up with fresh troops who
were constantly arriving. The infantry
engage at clos quarters.
It was now 6 o'clock, and from this time
on until 11 A. M was the fighting confin
ed without intermission, and with scarcely
any change in the ground. The iebels
charged a battery and took 4 gons, but had
not time lo use them upon us belore we
charged and retook them, and used them
with terrible effect against ihe enemy.
The rebels charged and retook the guns, but
not until the gunuers had spiked them and
rendered them useless. Overpowered by
superior numbers, ogr brave boys, after five
hours hard fighting, were lorced to give
way disputing every inch of ground they
lost, until they got to the wood-, when our
tToops scattered in all directions, leaving
the killed and woonded upon the Hold and
ii tfee hands of the reoe's The retel caff
aly toilnwtfd in hot pursuit cutting down all
l . .
wno oDtKixec tneir onwara prores. uur
officer Tallied a part ot the nen about two
mile Irom the field of battle, and made a
stand in order to check the pursuit and cov
er o-st retreat. The rebels brought op two
pieces ol light artillery, and opened upon
our ranks with their guns charged to the
muzzle with grape, at only 400 yards. The
effect was tremeudnou, the men were fall
ins upon 'every side, no troop could stand
thoe murderous discharges,, the men fell
before them as grass be fore the scythe It
was here that James B. Arble met his fate.
He was fighting like a tigar, when a shell
burst at his feet completely cutting off hia
ten leg at in imn, severing tne main ar-
ier ,coasing death in a few minutes; be was
a brave fearless soldier, and tell a like true
patriot al his post.
Another or the same Co. (D .) 84th Regt,
was completely cat in two. A solid shot stri
king him in the small of the back as he was
in a stooping position, and coming out at
the breast, scattering his lungs over bis
comrades who were in advance of him
His fate was terrible, bnt :nstantar.eops. He
was beloved by the whole company and wa
lee I that hi place cannot be filled May
be ret in peace. I would give his name
but the officers seem to think thai the more
proper way will be to notify his p.ireots,
by private letter first. . He is from your
County, and from a neighboring town.
Segt. A. G. Thornton of our Co. was struck
by a piece or pieces of shell, almost cutting
off a finger ol the left hand, wounding him
in the head, ear, leg and eye, but slightly.
He is now on his way borne on furlough.
C. C. Merrill, is misring, and as we cannot
learn ol his whereabouts, we conclude ihat
he is either a prisoner, or killed. All dona
Gen. Carroll, after he saw that the
was lost, appeared to court death, ha
was here, there and everywhere, one horse
t shot under him. one wounded, another
threw him, dislocating his shoulder, still be
j kept the field until the pursuit was over
me reoeis navmg oeen cnecxed Dy the ar-
-tLl " la .
rival of Gen. Shield.', with the 2nd Brizade.
j Thus ended one of the most disastrous de
j (eats we haye suffered t-ince Ball's Bluff.
! Our loss .vill reach 3u0 killed, 500 wound
ed, and from 1000 to 1500 missing- We
fell slowly back to this place, by order of
Gen. McDiwel. General Fremont advanc
ed, and look possesion of the field the
same day, driving the rebels before Lira
and capturing a great number of prisoners.
Lieut Em acted nobly; he was in com
mand of Company D. The Regiment was
under command of Major Barrett, Lieut.
Col. McDowell having resigned and gona
Thus by disobeying order onr brave mer,
were murdered, and all our lonp and rapid
marches to ensnare Jackon for naught.
Our address is Washington D. C, Shields'"
Division. 1 think our destination is Rich
mond, but we will not move un'il we get
new clothes and shoes. But I must close
for this time, hoping soon to write again,
ar.d give some -of the men, who have been
indirecily the caae of this war, a rap on
the knuckles. Yours, as ever, Toodles.
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Imlat's Bank Note Reporter. Tha
semi-monthly number has come alon
with quite a lot of descriptions ol new
counterteits sincethe lt of June. A month
ly Deiector, these times, is riot of much val
ue. . A semi-monthly is much better.
The 52d Pens a. Regiment The 521
suffered heavy loss at the Uie battle before
Richmond. Several men from this placn,
in that Regiment, have been wounded, an 1
David Phillips of Capt. Silver's Company,
is reported lo have died on Sunday last
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On the 7th of Junf, 1862, by Montgomery
Cole J. P, Elijah Pkterman, to Miss Eliz
abeth Hess, all ofSugarloaf Township,
Columbia County. Pa.
In Bloomsburg,on Friday morning, Juno
13, aged about 4 years, Charles M., son of
Peter Billmeyer, Esq.
At Raliimore, ou the ?lt day f May, in
the 17th year of his ase Nelson B Goff,
son of Constable Golf, late of Bioomsburg.
Ilriclge Letting.
fllHE County Commissioner will recive
proposals at McKelvy & Co's Paper
Mill, in CatUwissa township, Columbia
fonnty, between the hours of 10 A M. and
3 P. ftl , on MIKN UAY THE 7ih DAT OF
JULY NEXT, for boildin' an Arch Bridge
over Catiawissa Cretk. near said Mill.
Said bridge to be 180 feet long between
abu'ment( width 28 feet from out to out,
(double track)and height 12 feet Tfrom low
water mark. The abutments to be 10 feet
thick at the skew-back. Plan and specifi
cs.! ions can be seen on the day and placi
of letting. Also the old bridge to be sold
at the same time and place.
By order of the Commissioners.
R. C. FRUIT, Clerk.
Bloomsbura, June 18, 1862.
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