The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, September 23, 1863, Image 1

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A Call to Freemen.
Up. Freemen ! Up! in Freedom's cause !
Why sleep the People'a power:,
While rights, thro' straggling sges won,
Are fleeting with the hour 1
Our rights our braTe forefathers forced
Fmm tyrants' greedy sway.
Are last returning to their grasp
There's danger iu delay.
Time wa when every homble home
Sheltered a Freeman's head ;
lt? bare floor never shook beneath
A Provosl Marshal's tread,
Jut plenty blessed its tenant's toils,
And cheered them, day by day;
Unit, .Power's rode hand is on ihe latch
Tnera's danger in delay.
Then, innocence maligned could brave
Its foul accuser e ban, ,
For Liberty called Ju.-lice in
To rigbtlhe i:i'ire! man : ,
TwiMie peers redrew! the wrougs of cue;
. . i .1-. i.. .. S
oow, uungeon urns uispmj
Their victim's le.tere I by oae hand
'Iheie'a dagger in delay.
Then, with ire sacred power of ihonght
The poer which Gou has given
We. man to man. spoke out our thoughts,
i . free as the brea'h ot Heaven ;
O'J rulers owned our wul was law
To riear was to obey
Tbe t eopie wire not "iraitorV thet.
There danger iu delay. .--
The ballot-box wa sacred then,
And that is. sacred still ;
. W.e to the lyranr who shall dare
To thwart the Feop'tt will.
The rgh:s of Freemen once resigned,
.Forever pass awav.
Then hr Freedom while you can
There's dauber in delay.
Ti e Constitution st.'.l is onr .
the Mar and Stripes "till f y ;
Tie ood old U-iioa i be saved,"
And with it Liberty.
Ti morrow i may be too late ;
Bein the ort to day,
And trust in God to guard the right
There's.datiger in delay.
A gallant hot is jratherin fat. '
And Woodward lead the van.
lie t ye who will not mate wnh slave? ;
' Rise ! every free-born man ;
Rise ! and declare the PtpUU will
' They brook no despot's sway.
Oir will shall beor Country's Law
There Vdinj,r in delay.
AnW yoo,vho in ynnr pride of power
' 'oold work the People wrom?.
Kemerrber that your power is theirs ;
They bade the weak be strong
Remember! in their sirene'b yon rule;
Take warning while yoo may ;
No logger violate their trust
. There's danger in delay.
Imprtssfan of Cetljsbnr?.
Alter spending some days in Gettysburg
and the hospitals around it daring the week
fallowing the great battle which occurred,
the 6rst three days of July, I wish to fut
ipon record some ihouzhta which were
deeply impressed on me there.
-The awfulness of war, in its attendants
nnd results, is, beyond description. The
most vivid imagination in its picturing
comes short of the reality, and words seem
feeble to coavey any adequate conception
of the fact.
, fclere lies before yoo a field of battle six
or seven miles in length and from two to
three in breadth, over which 140.0C0 men
bad for three days been engaged in deadly
conflict, surging backward and forward a
victory perched upon this or that banner.
The ground is furrowed with ploughing
palls ami itrewed with tons of metal ihrown
ifrow hoaredg of cannons ; the trees denu
ded of their liOib", ' nd their trunks starred
all over with bollet tricks ; the surface of
the battle field is covered witfj n hor
sen, in many places more thickly strewn
than are shocks of wheat in the newly re?p
ed harvest field; graves of men insolated or
in groups meet the eye every few rods for
miles upon miles ; while here and there
lie, now a week alter the battle, some bod
ie onboried and fast decaying. Broken
gun-carriages, muskets by the thousands,
blankets, haversacks," cap everything be
longing to an array, are strewed over the
wbola awa traversed by the contending
hosts.' .
' And this i but the outside view. Go in
to the b&ipital. They are the most popu
lous places aboct the city. The theologU
cal seminary, the college, the court-hoae,
I churches, the public halls in the city,
tha large farm houses and capacious barna
gairocndiDg Gettysburg, are full of wound
ed and dying men; and the grovei in the
rear of He Federal battle field are filled
whh meu lying opoo the ground without
vn the teller of a tent. Ten thousand
vrccndsd rnea ar yet bere,iiissaid:groan
n..lpr the aeonv of ghastly wounds, and
M;e of them deadly wcunds, away from
Mends and boma comforts ; many of thea
iil die for want of tha medical and nurs
..rcars "bich a good home would afford.
The surgeons' operating-tables are in full
view, and human limbs are lying about
j them, 6o that you can scarce pass near
without stepping opon them.
j : But you are not here to look on such
j scenes as a curious spsctator. Take your
soap, water, and spouse to cleanse their
festering wounds, your lint, bandages, and
plaster to bind them tip, your cordials to
strengtheo the fainting; and as you kneel
on the ground beside them and commence
your toil, speak to them of home, wife
children, or mother ; pomi them, to Ja-us,
and whisper words of comfort or exortation .
and vou will find much to deepen your con
ceptions'of the dreidful results of war and
not a litde to cheer your hear: in the sus
taining power of piety. If you labor among
the rebel waunded as I did pari ot the
time, your heart will bleed for the unwil
ling viciras of this unnatural war.
As you pass from one to another, wash
ing their wounds and adminietering some
cordial or lood,you will hear such petitions
as these : 'Do write to my dear wife: and
tell her I die among 6iraneers, but they
treated me kindly." Will you write to my
mother and tell her that I trust in Jesus, her
Jesus V '-Oh, sir, can you get one briel
message to my wile Sarah F , Va ?
Tell her to train up the children lor heaven,
and to kiss for his dying lather my dear
sweet little Jimmie ;" and so on trorn hour
to hour.
Here is a soldier jut breathing his last.
You kneel and whisper in his ear, "Jeu,
Saviour." He smiles and ceas-es to breathe..
There is one praying audibly and most
tonchinnly for his young wife and only
child, commedin them to God. And here
is a wounded ofneer delirious with fever,
giving orders to Lis men and charging up
on the opposing troops wildly excited, and
then sinking back exhau-ied upon the
ground, while you do what you cap to
soothe his burning wounds and fevered
Such scenes I passed through, until ex
hausted with toil and sympathy, 1 sank
down upon the earh ; then again toiling
and resting until called away by other du
ties. And all this suffering and sorrow oc
curs no; only here, but upon other battle
fields, because wicked men chose to rebel
against a good government, rather than
seek in constitutional modes the removal of
their fancied wrongs.
Tbe depth and general prevalence of re
'iaiou feeliiis among the woonded soldiers
both federal and rebel, supprised me much
A few profane men 1 found Ttiey never
(ailed to apologize when g'ea'ly moved.
But thegreal majority of those met in the
hospitals exhibited unusual tenderness
when spoken to of Christ. All were ready
to hear and mot fully ready to take part in
religious conversation whenever it wa at
lempied The hospital is the great field
or Chri&tiac effort tor the sold er; there ev
ery thing conspire to prepare his mind
and heart for right impressions, and there
should be concentrated a large amount of
ihe agencies employed lor the salvation of
:he soldiery.
Tbe value of religion reading for th ar
my is receiving new iUuvraiiom daily, and
on every battle field Men lyins without
covering, food, or rr.edi - al care, I saw again
and aain reading the Testament or tract, in
apparent forgettulness of their suffering.
Glad you are able to read jet, and my poor
'ellow," 1 say. "Yes," they respond, '4it
i a great comfort. I bless the man that
iave me this. Have you any tracts or books
tor me V Said a chaplain to me who has the seivice from the opening of the
war. '-'Thousands will bless the Tract So
ciety for bringin4 comfort to those who
have now passed away. I have been re
peatedly on battle field, men dead and co d
holding open in their hands and before their
now glazed eyes the tracts of your Soriety
Their spirit passed away as they read the
words which pointed them to the Saviour
of sinners " Oh for means to fill the camps
and hospitals wi:h tbe words of life !
American Met sender.
V fleaTj TIrinfcing.
44 I'll tell yoo what, a nan does a good
deal of heavy thinking betore a battle "
So said a young man in my hearing. I
had noticed his dress, the number of bis
reaiment on hi cap, and lormed my con
clusion of him, though I did not know his
His language was correct.. He talked
like any other man. earnestly, readdy, and
without an oath. We have been almost
tempted to feel that soldiers might, nay
most, swear. He did not.
He did not drink. His clear eyes and
clear skin, teady tones and pure breath
proved it. N
He did not nee tobacco ; by these same
signs I knew that.
Yoo may iangh, and imagine it makes no
difference, but I put it to yoorself we will
say nothings about the rum ; but suppose
two men came to you for employment one
of whom bad clean teeth and a pore breath
and the other clogged and s'.ained by the
filthy weed. Other things being equaf,
which would yon cbooee ! I need not wait
for your answer. Now which does Uncle
Sam need for his servants and volunteers?
"How did you feel before a battle V we
asked. -
"Oh," said he, "I said a man did some
heavy thinking, and when it lasted loo long
we were anxious to get into action. As to
being afraid, we never thought of it; the
excitement kept me op. : 1 was rather start
led at first, bnl when the fight began 1 did
not know m.-elf; It seemed as if it was .
somebody eUe
"I went back to livavy thinking ; life anil
death hang upon thee lew honrs, one mo
ment here, the next and lite is over. Am I
reidy ? Happy he who has a(i'.vered this
question before il come up in an hour of
so much trial
"I tell you a Christian man is saf, is
sure is brave ; he need have no tear. He
is more likely to have true courage, for he
has before made up his mind to lace ridi
cule and contempt, if need be, tor his prin
ciples . II he can bear that, he will not fear
to march where duty calls it it were up to
the cannon's mouth He has laarned; like
the Christian martyrs, that
truth and right
are worth more than life itself.
.... ... . . . .
no must comma nis soui io liou, ami io
,. .l u- i .i.
mm commit 11100 iib iuvt? ; uiai tuns 111111
a Dans, but it is done. 'Father will care
hut i o Hrma P'.-Kr umr
f, it,- if k. h,a ma ho ,am.m10r.
his country. Let uot my death be in 'rain
for the land."
Blessed is he who has only this thinking
to do whose soul is at pence In the pros
pect of the battle, and the excitnment and
stir, there is ftttle time for the great prepar
ation. A man should live as he wishes to
Uie. 11 II I Url .U UIC X VUii.a.i, ii
J - II !. sA A ', s. n Phricii jn at
ht-tier to live a Christian, and it is
and it is hard
enough then to keep righ'. Even then, in
so solemn an hoar as that before a Datlle,
there will be enough heavy thinking to do;
but ihe kouI will be at peace. Christian
UoTon League Secrets.
A c-rrespotiden- i the New Ham-Sire
State Sentinel, who assumes :o have rMie
trated die odious mysteries or the order
sends Ihe following as a portion of the in
structions given to the initiated :
When you first see a member, present
your left hand and and say :
4 How are yon Major V
Answer :'Comtortably well."
"Are you a member ol our Union
League ?''
Answer "Prove me "
4'How shall I prove you ?''
Answer " By positions "
Here comes in what might be cared
command, for the person asking the ques
lion above set forth, says :
"Take position and Til call ihem."
The person who answers the question
then raises his left hand perpendicularly
ov-r hi bead, at which time joj say
"Washington He then drops his am to a
honzon'al position, and you say, 'Jeffer
son. " He '.hen drops his left ha. id en the
left thigU and you say, "Jackson." He
then raise h left hand on his breast, and
say, "Union. He then joins the thumb
and third tinker ol his lefi hand; a: ltns
time you must alsa join the thumh and third
finder as he doe ; then bo of your Jimds ,
meet, and you put your thumb a',. I third j
finger inside his and you say League. 5i Ail i
this is done in a shvrier 'una than 1 c 11
you. !
When a member is goi g into the hd.-e,
the ;aworil at ne tirM door is J Iiern j.1
Vigilance ;" at the second door, Uu
Price ol Liberty " Whe-i a member enter
itis lodge, he palmes the Pre-l le;it n y lio d
ingup his lelt lorefi ier W.'ien tie leaves j
the lodge he holds up his right haiid iwo j
fore fingers. j
When a Union League ma i gets into a
fight at night, he cries out, TIi ! Hi !" If'
any ol ihe brothers are around, and willing
to assist him, they cry out, -What, what.'
Two Xegro Stories.
A New Orleans correspondent .of the St.,
Louis Republican tells two regro s'.oriss, one
is of a woman cook and man servant. The
woman was upbraiding the man for not go
ing into the army and thus flgbiting for his
liberty, and finally she came down emphati
cally with the remark'
"Was I a man, I'd be seed in sojer clothes censed bar-room on imun son, sum ji"U
afore you could say Jack Robinson. You, ; men cannot receive a pension on account
you're a disgrace to de color, and c ught to of said injuries from the United States gov
be a slave forever. Go way, nigga; I'se got ernment, nor can his heirs or creditors
a contempt for you." j 2. No dratted man iu oin? io the ap-
The negro man evidently much "taken - pointed rendezvous will be permute 1 to go
down," but finally mustered a reply, which
I think ' will pass."
"Look a heah, Hannah, spnsin' you had
two tills, a good one and a counterfeit,
which'en of 'era would you get rid of fust?"
"Why. de counterfeit of course yon
fool,' said Hantiah
'Well, dai's just it de white sojer is de
good bill, and de black sojer is de coun
terfeit, and dey puts de counterfeit sojer
in de front rank, and ge s ki led off fust !
I does'nt go a sojerin, nohow !"
Not bad logic that, which reminds me of
the negro who went to a menagerie in
which was a large baboon in a ca',e. The
negro approached the cage closely, while
the baboon went through several gyrations,
such as nodding and shaking his head,
holding out one of his hands for the negro
io shake, etc., to the evident delight of both
negro and baboon. Finally, baboon seem,
ed so intelligent and ''knowing," tie negro
addressed him some remarks, w hich the
baboon only answered by a noJ of the
head. At this the negro was still mor de
lighted, and broke forth with the remark
"Yoo'se right don't open joor mouth,
tease if vou spoke's a word, white man 'I'
have a shovel in your nand in less dan a
Ltttlb bo should be seen and not
heard." "hat's what a. little felUm told hi
t'eacbr when he couldn't say hi lesson .
Tlie Price of Blood.
We daily hear such
f'lln w ihg :
"Well, if the war doe co on, we are get
ting rich." "The country never was in a
more prosperous . condition.' "Business
never wa brisker. ' "We are all making
money " "This war ha not hurt me any ."
'I don't see why men make so much ado
in favor of peace," and other cf like im
pori fall fiom the lips of men who chatter
loudly about "loyalty" war ! war ! "to the
last man." and "the la-t dollar."
. How thonzhtles, how crnel, how craven-hearted
indeed must men have become,
who can talk thus whiUt their neighbors,
their friends, their brothers, and their coun
1 .to. ihom holdlv in the face.
-j - - .
' mnnev' nut of the necessities which the
calamities oi war crueiwai uc umo"'
r I . I. -,.. Kriiln Kl
"pon their neighbors
11 the condition of
the country be 4,pro-peroa," it is mat Kino
of prosperity which enriches the fev at the
expense of the many. However prosper
ous the country may appear, the uation is
daily merging toward bankruptcy.
If "business never was brisker," it ha
often been more profitable to the country
at large. The man who buys a pound of
f , , , ;
c'uiec' lCA u' ru-a'' " ' . " . "
or any article 01 actual iittesen).
actual necessity, will
readily admit that the draw on his pocket is
"brik" indeed.
Mfn who are soulless enough to boast of
.o. Kiif' nnr mother
riictniii iii""i, ii'-,
earth is drunk with the lile blood of our
friend and our neighbors, treely poured out
ir: defence, a' they supposed, of our out
rajied taws, we can pity. They are but
whitened sepulchre., filled withdead men 's
bone, arid, hyena like, are making com
mon cause with the vultures who lollow
the track of our armies. The one fattens,
the other coins money oal of the mangled
forms of slain vetrans. The tears ot bereav.
ed widows, tbe silent moan of a heart-broken
mother, and the waiiing of the tather
less child, are so many sources of profit to
i these modern "Shylocks."
Such men may well exclaim, why "so
much ado in favor of peace." No wonder
ihey cry war ! war ! no compromise! Did
he war cease did honesly and patriotism
, rule at Washington and Harrisburg, instead
of fanaticism, Abolitionism and downright
treason to the Consiitution, we would se-
cure a speedy peace and a restored Union ;
and then, then the vocation of such men
would be at an end; their patriotism wol'd
cool as foon a it lailed to pay. Shame !
shame ! on the men who can make u-e ol
such expressions, and prate about loy alty
with the same breath
! Under the.r auspice-, our cour.try oace
; ha'.-py, once tree, once '.he home of she op
i pressed of all nations now mourns over a
i fra'ricidal war. a;,d freedom lies cru-h- ! in
he ua-
by th stern .decree ol iiU:ary nc-
'asylum for the oppressed of allra-h-3)
have cor;vertl into a "Tetter's
bleed" the 'Afai'd ofwhich t! ey
field of
Imast i- the
Mood money' o ihe p'."or
W I'M'g
ar.aiiciMii rule and ruin ?
A'- werjfeetnei,
at t!ie , o Is. ;''i4'M
Artemijs Ward on th? Draft
ClRCI 'HI NO. 73
As the under-igtied ha been leJ to fear our rear guard would overtake, pass, and
that the law regulating the draft wa not ; leave them behind and . jch a spraining of
wholly understood, notwithstanding the'nu-j energies, and hurrying ind bustling, was
merous explanatory circular ihai have is- j never before known among the whole blacic
sued from'lhe national capital of late, ha j crea'ion.
hereby issues a circular of his o vn ; and if J What on earth are we to do with the im
he shall succeed in making this favori'e : mense numbers of them coming within our
measure more clear to a discerning public, lines 1 is a problem which the future atone
he will feel that he has not lived in vain : , can solve One thing, however, is certain :
1. A yong man who is drafted and in- No matter how worthless or how incapable
advertenly goes to Canada, where he comes of self-support they cannot be permitte I to
embroiled wilh a raw bust hnglish party,
who knocks him around so as to disable
him for life, the same occuring in a li-
round by way or uanaua on uu.iUl . ...
road being beuer that way or because his
"uncle Will. am" lives there.
3 Any gentleman livina in Ireland,
who was never in this country, isnot liable
to he draft, t or are our forefathers. Thi
ade lor the benefit of
thoe erolling officers who have acted on
ihe supposition that the able-bodied male
population of a place included dead gentle
men in 'he cemeierie
4 The term of enlistment i for three hnt anv man who ha been drafted
lai 11 r.i''---- --
two places ha a riht to go for six years,
whether the war lasts that length of lime or
not a right this department hopes he will
insist on.
5. The only sons of a poor widow,
whose husband is in California are not ex
empt, but the man who owns stock in the
Vermont Central Railroad is. So also are
incessant lonatics, persona who were born
m-uh wooden less or false teeth. Blind
men (unless they will acknowledge that ! OWN PARTY OR HIS OFFICE HOLD
they "can't see it"), and people who de- j FRS S eech 0r Alex CummxnSsy before the
Iiberateiy voteu mrjonn yier
9. No drafted man can claim exemption
on he ground that he has several children
whom he supports and who do not ber his
name, or in the same house with him, and
who have never been introdnced to his
;r, hnt vhn. nn the contrary, are en
" ' '
iZl'"h '
M'CleHftti was a g"od commander,
And Ins rniunry' true jle endf-r ;
We all knew the Army loved him,
Whv the dure did they remove him1
To Humside then they gave command.
Which cam a gloom o7er all the land
We mart hed to Rappahannock's shore,
And Mire we did hut utile more ;
'I he rel; they were on t'other cide,
We met ihem with Yankee pnJe,
Yankee cant on roared like thunder,
As i! t'wo!d rend the earih asunder,
Rut Rye, fur all tn'n thunder tone,
No victory there to call our ow n ;
I'nrusHe whs nnt in the saddle,
Therefore, we did soon fkeda-.lille
On Monday night we crossed tha pridga,
And took poiiion on. the ridge ;
Ilebs came down onto the river,
Rurnside tfien a truce flag giver.
We oasseil oversale and cunu,
Burnside then encamped his lorces,
Twin inn rivprs' ran ill courses.
. . .
I He wnertiner soon oegan to irrcie,
We look it all with soldiers eae,
Until Rum-ide aroused hi spirit,
Thought onco more to try his merit ;
While doing all true foldiers could,
We soon were stirkir.g in the mud.
This old march so gay and sweet,
We call it Rnrnev's lat re-reat.
They gave us old Joe Hooker next,
Which some ol our old soldiers vexed,
And now we soon expect utme fun,
For this old Hook will never run,
Bt like an old bull dog h" will fight,
Whether he' wrong or whether he's right,
Aftci the Ch'inieltorville Fthl
Now I must end since I've begun,
By telling you what ol I Hooker's done,
On a noontoon he crosse J the river
And knocked ihe rebels all to sliver
He thundered down 'h-ir old stone wall,
While doing this himseif did tail.
Standing there at the Chancellor Ho'J(?,
He was knocked down as dead as a mouse.
The Reb to kill him tried in vain,
For this old Hook got alive again,
And brushing himself all over neat,
He made a nice and sale retreat,
The rebel say they flanked him out.
The truth of this I very much doubt,
He did'nt run fat and not very far,
And now be is where the rebels are,
And I expect to hear any day.
That he has frightened the Rebs away.
Now the good work which Hook begun,
Old Meade has ended and well done.
C. R. G.
The Arming of Necracs in Mississippi.
The VicksSurg corrdpondant of the Chi
cago Tints writes :
The return of the arny from J.ick'on'wa
the occa.-ion of a reciisfkabie ejJu of ne
, aroei
Ti.ete were new ahle-bo-'tied your.g men,
(or y e ylCy u making scldiers of them
r n a, nH1 0i;t 0f everv ten a
anxiou to keep out ot the way of the Yan
kees as re mif.y of ths-ir ma.-ier. But all
the oi i mu atd women, and young chil
dren in t;ie whole region id country around
Jck- M- t'rys -a !i Itave tee.-i a harden
theT m.iLer; and wi.l n.rcessarily t'e
. i up(i our cf
amy ac
co o; it n i
trie a-ro v
: Kivn -p
..Uinber ;
oi ii rettirn. in large numbers,
fi'jcv of vfljide, a 'id an untold
f 2r: "'"n t'owti r.ore an 1 mule-.
' wev '. ."i 'Jic service by 'hese con
(rit- iii't ; '' iu"t? '
feet consisted of a
Vickburg Their ef
womerful quantify of
o.d clothing and bedding, a-ut dilapidated
furniture, which they seeme 1 to regard a
nf inestimable value. The transportation.
! however, wa not mffic ent fjr alt,
i hundred, carrying as mniy as po-sib
s of
the inevi'.aple bundles, trunged
aiong' on
font All reemed animated bv a fear that
starve, and whether collected in one local
ity, or so equally distributed as to give each
township in ihe North its proportion of
paupers, they will be supported at the pub
lic expese. There is another thing apout
this negro question which i even more
certain than the other proposition. The
minds of all of them are filled with the
most extravagant idea of the Norih. It is
to ihem a counrv or eae an-t plentv and
happiness, and say and do a you will, as
j soon as ihe military blockade is made ie
stringent, they will swarm upon you like
locust of the eat Until I came down
here. I believed that, even if emancipated,
.he, nprrroes would remain in the South, I
- - -
now know better. Not one inter, will re
main here. Tbev will go North, if they
accomDlish the distance on foot. They
don't feel safe here, not even those whose
owner are dead and their fears impel them
to go North And then their extravagant
jjea8 as bright and glowing, as far as their
owe ease and happiness is concerned, as
the warmest imagination of the Arabian
Knights will never permit them to remain
in the South afrer the road to the North is
Reptiblicnr. State Convention, Aug. 5, 1863.
Mr Cummings is only one ot the many,
formerly warm and influential friends of
Curtin, who now are deserting him in the
hour of trial when he most needs their snp-
port. So it U, Curtin has made a very un-
- ..V, y.. r.arlt7
iSiUUtoJ !
From tlio Army of tho Potomac.
A remarkable proceeding A rebel Col-
ond announces peace near al hand. 1
WASniNQTON, Tuesday, Sept. 8, '63.
From the New- York Tribune's corres
pondent with tha Army of tha Potomac
wc have the following, dated ;
IlEADqUVUTtRS, Sept. 8, 'G3.
Cot. R. 0. Hill of the rebel army, re
cently sent word across the Rappahan
nock, from Fredericbburg, that he would J
J like to see an oiTicer of our army. The j
wish being made known to Gen. Custer, j
: the General himself crossed. The motive !
) of Col. Hill's request was to make .inqui-
jTfts respecting General Gregg, with whom
i tie was obcc a classmate anu intimate
! friend.
Gen. Custer received a note from Co.
Hill to Gen. Gregg, which vas forwarded.
Col. Hill remarked confidentially to Gen.
Custer that peaca was near at hand. This
j assertion was voluntarily made by two
j Rebel officers in the boat which conveyed
j Gen. Custer, and by others on shore.
On being asked the reason of their suppo
' sition they would not commuritcste it, sim
i ply reittratiug their opinion. Col. Iliil
j would not state what command he was con
j uected with, but appeared to be a etaif
officer. At least 1,000 cavalry and infan
try from the Rebel army thronged about
j the wharf as spectators when Gen. Custer
j landed. His reception by the officers was
t exceedingly cordial. 5
j Notwithtta tiding' tlie anticipations of
i peace, the Reb'Jt cipected another battle
near Culpepper. They did not anticipate
altnckinnf U3 Vn,f irpa,mwl flif
strengthened by conscripts, would cpeadily
assume the offensive.
Gen. Lee is yet in Richmoud. Doubt
less the consultation amon; the heads of
the Rebel Government are earnest.
Great amicability exists between our
pickets and those of the enemy. Yebtcr
day about 100 men belonging to both ar
mies bathed together in the Rappahannock.
T. M. N.
A Vile Imposition. On or about the
1st of September, a man calling himsel
Capt. Wallace came to this place,and going
immediately to Mr. L. Myers's livery or
dered eight teams to be sent to Kinston.on
the arrival of the up train, to receive 52
officers, who, as he alleged, were to arrive
by said train. The teams were sent, and
continued for a week to run to Kingston
to meet the trains. He pretended to hail ty cf the States, and erecting a despotic
from New York and was connected with form 0f government, in which tho wealthy
a large banking house tber. .Meantime arj(l aristocratic shall have a monopoly
he aaid that he had been promoted, since anj rant aDOve the laborer, as in despotic
his arrival, from Captain to Lieut. Colonel j G0Unlries in Europe. Can the poor man
and that he was acting only as agent and j aid them Dy his vote to destroy his own
treasurer of the party of U. S, officer, who liberty ! If he does, he is not worthy to
were on a furlough of pleasure, and who ba 3 freeman, and will not bo one long,
would be glad to get off with $10 per day. LLVT THEM REMEMBER
C d." Wallace ordered his carriage for Troy; tbat Andrew G. Curtin is not only a
for Prospectus Rock, for Harvey's Lake, ! Know Nothing, in favor of denying for
aud almost constantly his carriage, were ' eirUW rights which he would give to ne
ee rushics hither and thither, scattering gr0cS that he is reported as having
the gravel and enveloped in clouds of dust ; uce assorted that the Pennsylvania dutch
At Harvey's Lake he ordered a dinner atj flatj
for the whole party on Friday last; and; "DOUBLE SKULLS"'
to meet such a sudden demand upon their ; and that he has favored tlie violations of
hospitalitiee, the lake, the pig stye, the tur-; boih State and National Constitutions by
key yard, thi chicken coop, were all laid arbitrary arrests, and has favored mobs,
under contribution. But no officers with outrage and rioiings by pardoning rioters
their families, cr otherwise, have yet ar- aud ruffians, after they were tried and
rived. Last Thurday Mr. Myers broke off convicted for oatracring decency, law and
the lines of communication and secured humanity This he did in the Columbia
the ini poster. He offered a check of $300 J.
on the Drovers' and Butchers' Bank of CouatJ not C13e aiid m the not case la
New York, but on telegraphing the reply 3Iuncy, and yet he asks law-abiding and
was "no funds." Col. Wallace is now constitutional men to give him their votes I
under arrest, and it is to be hoped our Tbev will give him an invitation to leave
authorities win mate an example oi mm.
Luzerne Lnion.
jfy-The following sentiment from one of
Ohio's noblest most patriotio and worthy
sons, is worthy of being printed in letters
of cold. Bead it:
"Not compromise ! Compromise is the who make no lieing promises to the people
fir.tlaw of combination I had almott as lh, aboIitiOH vItJ have done. Let
said of nature. It is the law of all society J ....
ii ii ;r,,i ottr. them remember that democratic pnnc pies
al government all united action. r r
Partners in business compromise members do Lot change that they have blessed the
of political, religious, charitable, useful nation with peace, plenty and prosperity
societies compromise. KiDgs compromise jQ the past arj(j wm $0 s0 hereafter.
with each othtr-they compromise with Ilemember lLese thin and vote the Dcm
thcir subjects, or loso them. ars end ... , . . m
by compromise the family circle is a . octnUc ticket. Zorthumbertort Dan,
compromise, jiusoanas compromise wuu
their wives fathers compromise with their
disobedient children and if our holy re
i : ; , ClnA Almiorhtv finmnrnmispf
nuaren-auu uur a.y.,
wUh man when he accepted in his behalf
the atonement of his son ; and shall we re-
, tiod Aimignty coropromisea
' . . i i i .i .if
fuse to do what reason, religion and all form of free government, and coming over
command ?" ion G. U. Pendleton. .; t(J tQJ Dmocratic Bide. You can count
GeTBchenck has issued an order them in every township-men who have
suppresoing the substitute business in Mary- hitherto opposed the Democrats party
land and in his Department, it having been but who are now disgusted with the viola
found that the agencies for procuring sub- te(j promisc8, and ruinous tendencies of
titutes to go out of the State interfere &b0litionisin. Let them come, and bo
ith the. operations ot the arait ana re-
e ruiting. Exchange.
Schenck in his anxiety to oppress the
of M Unajhag determined that
fc r d fihall flot U ..llowed the
'l - Wlr?..' procure .ub.tu.e..
Let Freemen Remember
That the country was warned for years
that the triumph of the sectional, disunion,
abolition party would give civil war and
dissolve the Union,
that as soon as this abolition party came
I in power, the Uoioo crumbled, and that
while democrats were in favor of the Crit
i tenden compromise, which the South
promised to accept, the abolitionists were
opposed to it and voted i: down aainst
the petitions, the protests and the votes of
the democratic party thus throwing us
into this stupendous civil war.
tuai me auoiiuou uesigiis oi iue panj
power, were soon after developed, by try-
ip? to strike down the freedom of the
press of speech and by the adoption of
the universal emancipation and amalgama
tion policy.
that the party in power have plundere'3
the government of millions upon millions
ot dollars, have made an odious and op
pressive system of taxation, have burdened
us with a most stupendous national debt,
have created scores of new offices for the
benefit of tleir favored partisans, have
quartered troops upon us without cause,
and have showu the most astonishing prof
ligacy and extravagance to enrich their
own partizans at the expense of the coun
that the party in power, after making the
most solemn promises of free press and
free speech, and keeping the motto stand
ing in their papers, have since fchown their
disregard of all pledges, by trying to des
troy by mobs and brute force, these great
rights of freemen.
that their promises to the poor man, like
all the rest, were false and deceptive, as
the poor man must now pay double prices
for all he consumes, must compete with
negro labor and be classed by this admin
istration as a negro's equal, and not only
that, but mutt, because he ha3 not $300
be forced by bayonets, away from his fam
ily into the army, while tbe rich do not
feci the los3 of the price which exempts
that this if the old Know Nothing party,
with Curdn a Know Nothing at its bead,
j9 jn favor 0f breaking down thesovereigu
, jja rebuff
all these things when they go to vote on
the 13th of Oc ober, and cast their ballots
for Woodward and Lowrie, men of char
acter, who respect the law and obey the
Constitution, who hold principles of equal
ity between tbe rich and the poor, and
Great Change.
. township and county of the
S'e, uet,t men are leaving the despotic
men who are striving to revolutioBize our
. ,
f?itA Im r, fit. f ni n are leaving the dasi
wecomed into our rants, rreemen snouia
I . , Ti . 1
4 talk to their neighbera and urge them to
; fuE $300 commutation monet, it h
now decided, will exempt fcr three ycarv
or during the war.
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